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Title: Leeward Islands gazette
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Title: Leeward Islands gazette
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Creator: Leeward Islands (West Indies)
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Place of Publication: Antigua
Publication Date: 1872-
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Subject: Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Leeward Islands (West Indies)   ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: 1- , 1872-
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General Note: Supplements, issued with some numbers, contain departmental reports, Meteorological registers, ordinances, statutory rules and orders, etc., of Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, and the British Virgin Islands.
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    Main
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    Leeward Islands - Bill: Magistrates Code of Procedure (Amendment) Act, 1954
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    Leeward Islands - Bill: Small Tenements (Amendment) Act, 1954
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    Leeward Islands - Bill: Currency (Amendment) Act, 1954
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    Leeward Islands - Bill: Virgin Islands (Commissioner of the Supreme Court) Validation Act, 1954
        Page D 1
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        Page D 3
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    Leeward Islands - Bill: Telecommunications (Amendment) Act, 1954
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    Leeward Islands - Bill: Forgery Act, 1954
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    Leeward Islands - Bill: Evidence (Amendment) Act, 1954
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    Leeward Islands - Bill: Travelling and Subsistence Allowances (Repeal) Act, 1954
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    Leeward Islands - Bill: Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act, 1954
        Page I 1
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    Leeward Islands - Bill: Public Holidays Act, 1954
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    Leeward Islands - Bill: Supplementary Appropriation (1952) Act, 1954
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    General Government - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 31 of 1954: Post Office (Amendment) Rules, 1954
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    General Government - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 32 of 1954: Stamps (Invalidation) Order, 1954
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Full Text









THE LEEWARD ]


GAZETTE

outblislbe) by 30utli


VOL. LXXXII. THURSDAY, 29TH


JULY, 19,


Notices.


It is hereby -notified for general in-
formation that His Exellency the
Governor has issued a Commission
to the Honourablp P. D. MACDONALD,
C. M. G., appointing him to be Gover-
nor's Deputy during iis Exellency's
forthcoming absence from Antigua,
whilst paying a visit to the British
Virgin Islands from the 30th July to
the 11th August, 1954.

The Secretarial,


Staff Side.
Mr. H. D. C. MOORE (Principals
and Heads of Departments).
Mr. R. S. BYRON (Senior and
Junior Clerks).
Mr. J. A. O'MARD (Institutions).
1Mr. W. BUNTIN (Petty Officers).
Administrator's O(iice,
Antigua.
24th July, 1954.
Ref. No. A. 13/136.


CONFIRMATION OF ORDINANCES.
Antigua,


26th July, 1954.
Ref. No. 13/0o061.

It is notified for general information
that a Whitley Council for the Presi-
dency of Antigua has been established.

2. The objects of the Council
shall be to secure the greatest measure
of cooperation between Government
in its capacity of employer, and civil
servants in matters affecting the civil
service, with a view to increasing
efficiency in tl public service com-
bined with the well being of those
employed; to provide machinery to
deal with grievances; and generally
to bring together the experience and
different points of view of civil
servants.

3. The Council consists of eight
members, four of whom shall repre-
sent the Administration (the official
side) and four of whom shall represent
civil servants (the staff side). In this
connection, the Administrator has
been pleased to appoint the following
persons as members to the Antigua
Whitley Council until the 31st
March, 1955:-

Official Side.

The Administrative Secretary
(Chairman).
The Labour Commissioner.
The Asst. Administrative Secretary,
Public Works and Communica-
tions.
The Asst. Administrative Secretary,
Medical.


No. 69.
The Secretary of State for the
Colonies has informed the Governor
that the power of disallowance will
not be exercised in respect of the
undermentioned Ordinances:-
St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla.
No. 6 of 1954, "The Aerodromes
Ordinance, 1954."

Virgin Islands.
No. 5 of 1954, "The Appropriation
Ordinance, 1954."

No. 70.
The following Bills, which are to
be introduced in the General Legisla-
tive Council of the Leeward Islands
are published with this issue of the
Gazette and form part thereof:-
The Magistrates Code of Procedure
(Amendment) Act, 1954.
The Small Tenements (Amend-
ment) Act, 1954.
The Currency (Amendment) Act,
1954.
The Virgin Islands (Commissioner
of the Supreme Court) Validation
Act, 1954.

The Telecommunications (Amend-
ment) Act, 1954.
The Forgery Act, 1954.
The Evidence (Amendment) Act,
1954.
The Travelling and Subsistence
Allowances (Repeal) Act, 1954.


The Dangerous Drugs (Amend-
ment) Act, 1954.
The Public Holidays Act, 1934.
The Supplementary Appropriation
(1952) Act, 1954.

No. 71.
The following Statutory Rules and
Orders are circulated with this Gazette
and form part thereof:-

General Government.
No. 31 of 1954, "The Post Office
(Amendment) Rules, 1954."
8 pp. Price 10 cents.
No. 32 of 1954. "The Stamps
(Invalidation) Order, 1954."
1 pp. Pi ice 3 cents.

Invalidation of Stamps.


It is hereby notified for general
information that, in accordance with
the provisions of the Stamp (Invali-
dation) Order, 1954 (General Govern-
ment S. R. & 0. 1954, No. 32), the
special issue of stamps originally
authorised for use by and under the
Stamps (Silver Wedding Commemo-
ration) Order, 1948 (General Govern-
ment S. R. & O. 1948, No. 30), the
continued use whereof was authorised
by the Stamps (Continuance of use)
Order, 1953 (General Government
S. R. & 0. 1953, No. 21), will no
longer be used for the payment of
postage or stamp duties after the 31st
January, 1955.
2. Provision has, however, been
made in the Invalidation Order for a
period of grace of three months
thereafter, that is on or before the
30th April, 1955, within which hold-
ers of stamps invalidated by the
Order may effect their exchange at
any Post Office in the Colony in
respect of a Leeward Islands stamp
and at a Post Office in the Presidency
of issue in respect of a Presidential
stamp for stamps of equivalent value
authorised for use in such Presidency
or Colony.

The Secretariat,
Leeward Islands,
at Antigua.
29th July, 1954.
(M. P. 62/00099).


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THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


[29 July, 1954


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 27th July, 1954.
CARREARS LIMITED of Arcadia
Works, Hampstead Road, London,
N. W., England, have applied for
Registration of two Trade Marks
consisting of the following:-

(1)






RAVAS UNITED LODON EN


CARBERAS LIMITED LONDON. ENGLAND.


ill Class 42 that is to say:-
Tohacco whether manufactured or
un manufacture I.

Thte Applicants claim that they have
used the said Trade Mark in respect
of the said Loods for thirty & four
years respectively before the date of
their said Application.

Any person may within three
months from the date of the first
iAnia f +ti A U Tnr;- i i-


a arra .A- I
the Leeward Islands
notice in duplicate
Marks Office, Antigua,
to registration of the sai

J. D. B.
Ag. Registrar of


TRADE MARKS
ANTIGUA, 19tl

CATERPILLAR TI
of 800 Davis Street.
State of California, Un
America, have applied
tion of one Trade Mark
the following:-

CAT

in Classes 6 and 7, t
Class 6, -Machinery
and parts of mach
agricultural and h o
machines and their p
Class 7 -Agricnltum
cultural machinery,
such machinery.

The Applicants clai
have used the said T
respect of the said good
one and a half years
before the date of
Application.


Any person may within three
months from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the Leaiward Islands Gazette, give
notice in duplicate at the Trade
Marks Office, Antigua, of opposition
to registration of the said Trade
Mark.
J. D. B. RENWICK,
Ag. Registrar of Trade Marks.


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 19th July, 1954.
CUSSONS, SONS & COMPANY
LIMITED, of Kersal Vale Works,
Moor Lane, Kersal, Manchester
England, have applied for Repistra-
tion of one Trade Mark consisting of
the following:--

IMPERIAL LEATHER

in class 48 that is to say:-Perttunery
(including toilet articles, prIparations
for the teeth and hair and lperfumed
soap).
The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trad.- Mark in
respect of the said goods ior 12 years
before the date of their said
Application.
Any person may within three
months from the (late of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the Leeward Islands Gazette, give
notice in duplicate at the Trade
Marks Offict, 2Antigua, of opposition
to registration of the said Trade
Mark.
J. D. B. RENWICK,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


.Gazette. .ive Applications are invited from quali-
at the Trade field persons (men or women) for
of opposition appointment as Administative Assist-
d Trade Mark. ants (Cadet) in the Administative
Service of the Government of Jamiaca.
RENWICK, The post is non-pensionable and
Trade Marks. carries a salry of 500 a year.
Successful candidates, provided they
pass the prescribed medical examina-
OFFICE, tion, will be appointed on probation
i July, 1954. for a period of three yearsand if their
service is satisfactory will be eligible
RACTOR CO., for appointment to the pensionable
San Leandro, post of Administrative Assistant
lited States of (620-25-770-920): promotion to the
for Registra- post of Administrative Assistant will
Consisting of normally take place at the end of the
probationary period, but cadets show-
ing Administrative ability may be
considered for such promotion before
the end of this period.
hat is to say: Cadets will normally be attached on
of all kinds, appointment either to the Colonial
inery, except Secretary's Office or to one of the
-ticultural Ministries, and will be liable to
arts. transfer between one Ministry and
;al and horti- another in order to gain experience.
and parts of Cadets may be required to take a
course of training in the United King-
dom after serving for about a year; this
m that they training will usually take the form of
rade Mark in the Overseas Training Course A at
s for four and Oxford or Cambridge; free passages to
respectively and from the United Kingdom will
their said be provided and subsistence allowance
paid.


Candidates should possess a recog.
nised University degree andshoudd not
be less than 21 years of age or older
than 26 years of age at the date of
application. Applications in writing
should be forwarded to reach the
Colonial Secretary's Office (Establish-
ments Branch), Kingston, Jamaica,
not later than the 30th of September,
1954.
J. W. H. O'REGAN,
Aoting Colonial Secretary,
Jamaica.

Statement of Currency Note
Circulation in the British
Caribbean Territories (East-
ern Group) on. 1st July,
1954.

Average Circulation during May:-
$
Br. Caribbean Cur-
rency Notes 4 4,. 4.19.00
Gov't Currency Notes 2.201.3S5.00

5 .t.i ..'. 4 ill)

Br. Caribhean Currency Notes:
S


Trinidad & Tobago
(including
Montserrat) ...
Barbados ...
British Guiana ...
Grenada ...
St. Vincent ...
St. Lucia ...
Dominica ...
Antigna ...
St. Kitts ...

Total Br. Caribbean
Currency Notes ...

Trinidad and Tobago
Government Note
circulation
Barbados Government
Note circulation
Br. Guiana Government
Note circulation ...

Total Government
Note circulation

Total circulation on
1st July, 1954 ,


24,116,367.00
5,808,400.00
12,796.785.00
1,653.100.00
526.4(0.00
860,(00).00
943.400.00
1,421.300.00
1,516,500.00


19,642,252.00



1.408,624.00

162.448.00

524,768.00


2,095,840.00


i1,738,092.00


L. SPENCE,
K.recu ive Corn miissioner,
British Ciribbean
Currency Board.
British Co'libbean Currency Board,
Trea.sur.L Chambers,
Porl of Spain,
Trinidad, B. W.I.
Ref. No. 24/00027.

RAINFALL FIGURES.
Central Experiment Station,


Jan.
Feb
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July 24,


195(6.
5.41
2.52
1.58
2.44
2.06
1.66
1.75


.ntigua.
1951. 1952. 1955. i954.
3.60 2.41 1.93 3.04
1.88 1.60 1.02 2.45
1.09 1.62 5.60 1.08
2.16 3.14 2.06 .49
10.54 3.07 1.50 3.83
2.74 5.74 1.31 3.32
1.89 8.33 2.78 2.53


17.42 23.90 25.91 16.20 16.73


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THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS AND LEEWARD ISLANDS
(ANTIGUA CIRCUIT)
(APPELLATE JURISDICTION)

Appeal No. 1 of 1954
Between:
PEARL LEWIS Appellant.
and
JOSEPH E. BYRON
(Inspector of Police) Respondent.
Before:- DATE, J.
S. T. Christian for Appellant
A. F. Louisy (Acting Crown Attorney) for Respondent.
JUDGMENT.
The appellant and her husband were tried together and were both convicted by an Acting
"Magistrate of District A for keeping for sale by retail certain intoxicating liquor, to wit, rum, without
being duly licensed to sell the same, contrary to section 23 of the Antigua Licensing Act, No. 4 of 1879.
The relevant portion of that section, as replaced by the Antigua Ordinance No. 12 of 1921, reads
as follows:-
23. Any person who sells or offers for sale or keeps or exposes for sale wholesale
or by retail any intoxicating liquor without being duly licensed to sell the same, or at any
place where he is not authorised by his licence to sell the same, shall be liable to the following
penalties:
(1) For the first offence he shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding Fifty
pounds, or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding
one month.
Neither the appellant nor her husband was represented by counsel in the Magistrate's Court,
and no appeal against conviction was lodged by or on behalf of the husband. It is now urged by counsel
for the appellant, firstly that since her husband and herself were occupying the premises where the rirm
was found and her husband was convicted, she could not also be convicted of the offence of keeping liquor
for sale. Reference to the learned Magistrate's notes of evidence and reasons for decision disclose, how-
ever, that there was evidence which tended to show that the appellant was the one actively concerned in
the business of keeping the rum for sale and that that evidence was accepted by the Magistrate. Section
25 of the Act (which makes occupiers of unlicensed premises liable in certain events) was not invoked
against the appellant, nor was there any evidence whatever to show that the appellant acted under the
coercion of her husband. In these circumstances, regardless of what the position of her husband
might have been had he appealed (and on this point I express no opinion), I have no hesitation in
holding that it was open to the learned Magistrate to convict the appellant.
The other point 1 have to consider is whether or not the conviction is bad in law in that it
orders imprisonment in default of payment of the penalty imposed without first ordering a distress to be
made. On convicting the appellant the learned Magistrate simply ordered her to pay a fine of forty-five
dollars or be imprisoned with hard labour for two months, giving her one month in which to pay the fine.
A similar question was fully considered by this Court in its appellate jurisdiction in christian v.
Hill (Leeward Islands Gazette No. 33 of 13th March, 1947, at p. 97) and in Osborne v. Silcott (Leeward
Islands Gazette No. 40 of 10th April, 1947, at p. 121), and on both occasions Cools-Lartigue J., purport-
ing to follow the English cases of In Re Broun, (1878) 3 Q.B.D. 545, and In Re Clew, (1882) 8 Q.B.D.
i11, quashed the convictions and held that the Magistrate had no power to order imprisonment in default
of payment of a fine imposed under Section 23 of the Licensing Act; that the Magistrate could either
fine or imprison (for a period not exceeding one month), and if he imposed a fine then, under section 61
of the Act, a warrant of distress must be issued before an order for imprisonment in default of payment is
made.
It has been suggested on behalf of the respondent that in applying In Re Brown and In Re
Clew the learned Judge erred in thinking, as stated in his judgment in Osborne v. Silcott, that the
relevant provisions of the English Licensing Acts and the Summary Jurisdiction Act, 1879, are "ex-
actly similar to the corresponding provisions of our Licensing Act and Magistrate's Code of Pro-
cedure Act (Cap. 61). The criticism is not without some justification, as will be seen on comparing
the English Summary Jurisdiction Act, 1879, with our Magistrate's Code of Procedure Act (Cap. 61);


29 July, 1954]





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142 THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE. [29 July, 1954.
but it does not necessarily follow that the conclusions eventually reached by Cools-Lartigue J. in the
local cases were wrong: I say this after close examination of the ratio decidendi in Brown and Clew.
Be that as it may, the question which should now be decided is whether this Court is bound by its
previous decisions in Christian v. Hill and Osborne v. Silcott. If it is, that is the end of the matter.
In Young v. Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd., (1944) 1 K.B. 718, it was held that the Court of
Appeal in England, though not a final Court of appeal, is bound to follow its own decisions and those
of courts of co-ordinate jurisdiction, the only exceptions to the rule being: (1) the Court is entitled
and bound to decide which of two conflicting decisions of its own it will follow; (2) the Court is bound
to refuse to follow a decision of its own which, though not expressly overruled, cannot, in its opinion,
stand with a decision of the House of Lords; (3) the Court is not bound to follow a decision of its own
if it is satisfied that the decision was given per incuriam (because the provisions of a statute or the
authority of a case were not brought to its attention).
A few years later the position of the Divisional Court, which is a final court of appeal, was
reviewed in the case of Police Authority /or Huddersfield v. Watson (1947) K.B.D. 842; and it was
held that the Divisional Court is bound by its own previous decisions in the same way and subject to
the same exceptions as the Court of Appeal. In the course of delivering his judgment Lord Goddard,
C.J., added these observations with respect to the position of judges of first instance: I think the
modern practice is that a judge of first instance, though he would always follow the decisions of another
judge of tirst instance, unless he is convinced the judgment is wrong, would follow it as a matter of
judicial comity. He certainly is not bound to follow the decision of a judge of equal jurisdiction."
In the absence of any statutory provisions on the subject either here or in England, the
general principles enunciated in the two English causes just cited should be followed by our courts; I
am consequently of the opinion that this Court, in the exercise of its appellate jurisdiction, is subject to
exceptions analogous to those applicable to the English courts, bound by its previous decisions delivered
in that jurisdiction. No such exceptions appear in the matter now under consideration. This appeal
is therefore allowed, with costs 3 3. 0. and the conviction of the appellant quashed.

W. A. DATE,
Puisne Judge.
19th July, 1954.








29 July, 1954.]


THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


REVISED LIST of Persons registered under the Midwives' Ordinance No. 7 of
1951, for the Presidency of Montserrat, as at 1st July, 1954.


Serial Number.


Name.


Address.


(3)
(9)
(16)
(22)
(24)
(29)
(4)
(13)
(5)
(1)
(26)
(7)
(17)
(25)
(28)
(10)
(20)
(27)
(18)
(23)
(19)
(31)
(11)
(14)
(15)
(21)
(12)
(8)
(2)
(30)


Allen, Clemence Mary Elizabeth
Barzey, Catherine (Mrs) (nee Ryan)
Bramble, Elizabeth
Frith, Catherine (Mrs) (nee Buffong)
Buffong, Catherine
Browne, Diana
Cadogan, Lilian (Mrs) (nee Rodney)
Clarke, Catherine
Clarke, Klthleen
Edwards, Winifred
Fenton, Charlotte
Frewin, Beryl Geraldine (Mrs) (nee Shoy)
Piper, Verna (Mrs) (nee Gooding)
Greenaway, Leonora Adina (Mrs) (nee Wheatley)
SGreeinaw\y, Mary (Mrs)
Griffith, Doris (Mrs) (nee Williams)
Griffith, Edith (Mrs)
Isles, Elleanor Teresa
Lee, Mary Susannah Gordon
Osborne, Mary
Phillip, Vera Nelitha
Ponde, Rosie
Richardson, Ina
Roache, Katherine
Straker, Catherine
Tuitt, Rosamna
Wade, Catherine
Wa'rner, Susan (Mrs) (nee Allen)
White, Sarah (Mrs)
Wyke, Elizabeth (Mrs)


J. H. L. BROWNE,
Secretary, Midwives Board.


143


Glendon Hospital


Salem
St. George's Hill
Baker Hill
Plymouth
Glendon Hospital
Harris
Sweeny's
Kinsale
Plymouth
Bethel
Infirmary
St. John's
Glendon Hospital
Plymouth
Plymouth
Harris
St. Patrick's
Harris
Bethel
Glendon Hospital


Bethel
Glendon Hospital

St. Peters
Cork Hill









THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


GOVERNMENT SAVINGS BANK STATISTICS: LEEWARD ISLANDS.


All figures in British West Indian dollars.
Number of reporting banks: 4.
Figures for end of quarter 31st March, 1954.


LIABILITIES
1. Notes in circulation
2. Deposits
(i) Demand -Nil
(ii) Time -Nil
(iii) Savings 2,063,254.84
3. Balances due to
(a) Other banks in Colony
(b) Banks abroad
4. Other Liabilities





Total Liabilities


$
Nil
2,063,254.84



Nil
Nil
171,848.52





2,235,103.36


ASSETS
1. Cash (in Treasury)
2. Balances due by other banks
in Colony


3. Balances due from banks abroad
and other short claims


4. Loans and Advances
5. Investments-
(a) Local
(b) .Other
6. Other Assets


269,434.28
1,530,614.36


Total Assets


$
119,009.03

Nil



Nil

Nil
1,800,048.64


316,045.69 I

2,235,103.36


ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands, by E. M. BLAcKMAN, E.D,
Government Printer.-By Authority.
1954.


[Price 21 cent..l


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29 July, 1954] :


144







No. of 1954. MJaistrate's Code of Procedure LEEWARD
(Amendment). ISLANDS.









LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. of '1954.

An Act to amend further the Magistrate's Code
of Procedure Act and to effect certain con-
sequential amendments to local Acts.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Lee-
ward Islands.
1. This Act may be cited as the Magis- Short title.
trate's Code of Procedure (Amendment) Act,
1954, and shall be read as one with the Magis- Cap. 61.
trate's Code of Procedure Act, as amended, here-
inafter called the Principal Act.
2. (1) The Principal Act is hereby amend- Insertionof
ed by the insertion therein, immediately after he ""scnci-
section 12, of the' following section as section pal Act.
12A:-
12A. (1) Every District Magistrate Justicesof
shall be ex oficio a Justice of the Peace of the the Peace.
Presidency in which his district is situate.
(2) Except as is otherwise provided in
any Act the Governor may, by Warrant under
his hand, appoint any fit and proper person to
be a Justice of the Pence for any Presidency
and may, in like mainner, for such cause as
may appear to him sufficient, remove any
Justice of the Peace from his office.
(3) Every appointment or removal of
a Justice of the Peace shall be notified in the
Gazette."








LEEWARD 2 Mayistrate's (*ode of Procedure No, of 1954-.
ISLANDS. (Amendment).
Preaervation (2) It is hereby declared that any person
mOe,' ot who, on the coming into force of this Act, wats
Justices of duly appointed or gazetted as a Justice of the
the Peace Peace in and for any Presidency, shall continue
to hold such appointment and be deemed to have
been appointed a Justice of the Peace in nccord-
ance with the provisions of section 12A of the
Principal Act.
Amendmentof 3. Section 19 of the Principal Act is hereby
section 19 of amended bv the substitution of the words "J Justices
the Principal
Act. of the Peace for the words Justices in the
general commission of the peace" appearing
therein.
Substitution 4. The following section is hereby substi-
of section 33of tuted for section 33i of the principal Act:-
the Principal
Act.
"Information 33. (1) It shall be lawful for-
and complaint.
(a) any person to make a com-
plaint against any person committing
an offence punishable on summary
conviction unless it appears from the
enactment on which the complaint is
founded that any complaint for such
offence shall be made only by a parti-
cular person or class of persons;
(b) any police officer to make a
complaint in a case of assault or battery
even though the party aggrieved
declines or refuses to make a complaint.
(2) (a) It shall be lawful for any
police officer, to lay any information or
make any complaint in the name of
the police officer in charge of the
Division in the Magisterial district
where such information or complaint is
to be tried or inquired into, and con-
duct any such proceedings on his
behalf.
(b) Every such information or
complaint shall be signed by the police
officer laying or making the same and







No, of 1951. Magistrate's (ode of Procedure 3 LEEWARD
(Amendment). JSLANDS.

such police officer shall be deemed for
all purposes of this Act other than
those specified in this subsection to be
the complainant; and proceedings un-
der any such information or complaint
shall not lapse or be determined by
reason of any change of the police
officer in charge as aforesaid.

(c) No such proceedings shall be
dismissed by reason only of the failure
of the police officer in charge as afore.
said to appear in person or by counsel
or solicitor, provided he be represented
by any police officer for the time being
present in Court.",

5. The Principal Act is hereby amended by Insertion of
the insertion therein, immediately after section 95, te ectionina
of the following section as section 95A;- Act.

95A. Where a complaint is laid by one Cross com-
or more parties against another party or par- plaints.
ties, and there is a cross complaint by the
defendant or defendants in such first named
case either by himself or themselves or
together with another person or other persons
against the complainant or complainants in
Sthe first named case either by himself or
themselves or together with another person or
other persons, and such cross complaints are
with reference to the same matter, the Magis-
trate may, if he thinks fit, hear and determine
such complaints at one and the same time.".

6. Section 99 of the Principal Act is here- Amendment of
tion 99 of
by amended by the insertion of a comma after the Pincip
the word "'shall" between the words "convic- Act.
tion" and afterwards" and by tie addition
thereafter of the following:-

"subject to any rules made *in pursuance
of this Act,".







LEEWARD 4 Mllagistrate's Code of Procedure No, of 1954,
ISLANDS. (Amendment).
Amendment of 7. Sections 100 and 101 of the Principal
sections 100 and
lul of he0 Act are hereby amended by the substitution of
Principal Act, the words "twenty-four dollars" for the words
forty shillings respectively appearing therein,
Substitution of 8. The following section is hereby substi-
section Lp7 tuted for section 107 of the Principal Act;-
Act-
"Consecutive "107. (1) Where a sentence of impris-
sentenoes of
imprisonment onment for a summary offence is passed on
any person the Magistrate may order that
the sentence shall commence at the expira-
tion of any other term of imprisonment to
which that person has been previously
sentenced, so, however, that where two or
more sentences of a Magistrate are ordered
to run consecutively the aggregate term of
imprisonment shall not exceed six months,
unless such sentences include at least-
(a) two sentences for indictable
offences dealt with summarily by con-
sent; or
(b) a sentence for an offence for
which the Magistrate was empowered
to order a term of imprisonment of
more than six months,
in which case the aggregate term of impris-
onment shall not exceed twelve months.

(2) In subsection (1) of this section
"sentence of imprisonment" includes cases
where imprisonment is imposed on any per-
son either with or without the option of a
fine, or in respect of non-payment of
any sum of money, or for failing to do or
abstaining from doing any act or thing
required to be done or left undone.
(3) Where a person has been sen-
tenced to imprisonment in default of
payment of a fine, the Magistrate may,
notwithstanding the provisions of sub-
section (1) of this section, order that








No. of 1954. Magistrate's Code of Procedure 5
(Amendment).


the sentence shall
of any term of
for that offence on
to the fine.".


begin at the expiration
imprisonment imposed
that person in addition


9. Section 108 of the Principal Act is
hereby amended by the insertion of a full-stop
after the word "directed and the deletion of
all the words appearing thereafter to the end of
the section.

10. Section 122 of the Principal Act is
hereby amended by the deletion of all the words
commencing with the words and pa y" to the
end of the section and by the substitution therefore
of the following:-

such sum or instalment to the Magistrate or
to his clerk, if he has a clerk, and pay over
the same into the Public Treasury of the
Presidency wherein such sum or instalment
is paid or, if the Magistrate shall so direct,
to the Magistrate or to his clerk.".

11. The following section is hereby substi-
tuted for section 130 of the Principal Act:-

130. (1) Any married person (in this
section hereinafter called "the applicant")
whose husband or wife, as the case may be,
(in this section hereinafter called the
defendant ")-

(a) has been guilty of adultery; or

(b) has deserted the applicant; or
(c) has been convicted summarily
of an aggravated assault on the applicant
within the( meaning of section 41 of the
Offences against the Person Act; or

(d) has been convicted on indict-
ment of an assault upon the applicant; or

(e) has been guilty of persistent
cruelty to the applicant or to the children
of the applicant; or


LEEWARD
ISLANDS.


Amendmentof
section 108 of
the Principal
Act.



Amendment of
section 122 of
the Principal
Act.


Substitution
of section 130
of the Princi-
pal Act.
Order rela-
ting to separa-
tion and
maintenance.


Cap. 41.







LEEWARD 6 Magistrate';s (>de of Procedure No. of 1954.
ISLANDS. (Amendment).
(f) being under a duty to provide
reasonable maintenance for the applicant
and the children of the applicant, has
wilfully neglected or refused to do so; or

(g) is an habitual drunkard,
may apply to a Magistrate for an order under
this Part of this Act.

(2) Any married woman whose hus-
band-
(a) has compelled her to submit to
prostitution; or
(6) whilj, suffering from venereal
disease and knowing that he was so
suffering, has insisted on having sexual
intercourse with h9r,
may also apply to a Magistrate for an order
under this Part of this Act.
(3) For the purposes of this section-
(a) where the husband has, in the
opinion of the Magistrate, been guilty of
such conduct as was likely to result and
has resulted in his wife submitting her-
self to prostitution he shall be deemed to
have compelled her so to submit herself;
(b) an habitual drunkard shall be
deemed to be a person who by reason of
habitual intemperate drinking of intoxi-
cating liquors or habitual taking or
using, except on medical advice, of dan-
gerous drugs within the meaning of the
a3/1937. )Dangerous Drugs Act, 1)37, is at limes
dangerous to himself or herself or
to others or incapable of managing
himself or herself or his or her affairs;
and
(c) where the applicant is entitled
to apply for in ordkr or orders under
this section on the ground of the convic-
tiuu of the defendant upon indictment,







No. of 1954. Magistrate's Code of-Procedure 7 LEEWARD
(Amendment). ISLANDS.
the applicant may apply to the Court
before which the defendant has been
convicted, and that Court shall for the
purposes of this section become
a Magistrate's Court and have the power
without a jury to hear an application
and make the order or orders applied for.
(4) The Magistrate to whom any appli-
cation under this section is made may make an
order or orders containing all or any of the
provisions following, namely-
(a) that the applicant be no longer
bound to cohabit with the defendant
(which provision while in force shall
have the effect of a decree of judicial
separation on the ground of cruelty);
(b) that the legal custody of any
children of the marriage while under the
age of sixteen years be committed to the
applicant;
(c) that the defendant shall pay to
the applicant personally, or for the use
of the applicant to any officer of the
Court or third person on behalf of the
applicant, such weekly sum, not exceed-
ing ten dollars, as the Magistrate having
regard to the means both of the applicant
and the defendant, ccrisiders reasonable;
(d) that the defendant shall pay to
the applicant, or to an officer of the
Court or third person on behalf of the
applicant, a weekly sum not exceeding
two dollars and forty cents for the
maintenance of each of the children of
the marriage until each such child
attains the age of sixteen years;
(e) for payment by the applicant
or defendant, as the case may be, or
both of them, of the costs of the appli-
cation and any reasonable costs of
either of the parties as the Magistrate
may think fit.






LEEWARD 8 Magistrate's Cde of Procedure No. of 1954.
ISLANDS. (Amendment)..
(5) No order shall be made under para-
graph (c) of subsection (4) of this section
where it is proved 'that the applicant has
committed an act of adultery:
Provided that the defendant has not
condoned, or connived at, or by his or her
wilful neglect conduced to such act of
adultery.
(6) A Magistrate, acting within the
district in which any order under this sec-
tion las been made, may on the application
of the wife or husband, and upon cause
being shown upon fresh evidence to the
satisfaction of the Magistrate, at any time,
alter, vary or discharge any such order and
may upon such application from time to
time increase or diminish the amount of any
weekly payment ordered to be made:
Provided that the amount payable by
any such order shall not be increased
beyond the limits set forth in subsection
(4) of this section.
(7) If any person on whose applica-
tion an order has been made under this
section, shall voluntarily resume cohabita-
tion with her husband -or his wife, as the
case may be, or shall commit an act of
adultery, such order shall on proof thereof
be discharged:
Provided that the Magistrate may, if
he thinks fit-
(i) refuse to discharge such order
in the case of a wife who has
committed adultery if in his,
opinion such act of adultery
as aforesaid was conduced to
by the failure of the husband
to make such payments as in
his opinion he was able to
make under the order;
(ii) in the event of the order being
discharged, make a new order
that the defendant shall pay







No. of 1954. Magistrate's Code of Procedure 9 LEEWARD
(Amendment). ISLANDS.
to the applicant, or to an offi-
cer of the Court or third per-
son on behalf of the applicant,
a weekly sum not exceeding
two dollars and forty cents for
the maintenance of each of
the children of the marriage
until each such child attains
the age of sixteen years.

(8) No order made under this section
shall be enforceable and no liability shall
accrue under any such order while the
applicant with respect to whom the order
was made resides with the defendant and
any such order shall cease to have effect if
for a period of three months after it is made
such applicant continues to reside with the
defendant.
(9) In this section the term children
of the marriage" shall include every child
(whether legitimate or illegitimate) whom
the applicant or defendant is liable under
any l;w to maintain and 'who has been
living with them as part of the husband's
family.".

12. The following section is hereby substi- Substitution
tuted for section 132 of the Principal Act:- of herini-
pal Act.

132 Where on the hearing of any Interim
application for a maintenance order the orders
application is adjourned for any period
exceeding fourteen days, the Magistrate
may order that the defendant do pay to the
person in respect of whom the order is
sought to be made, or to an officer of the
Court or third person on behalf of such per-
son, a weekly sum, not exceeding the sum
which might be ordered to be paid under
a final order, which interim order shall be
enforced in like manner as if it were a final
order of the Court:








LEEWARD 10 .Magistrate's Code of( Procedure No.
ISLANDS. (Amendment).


of 1954.


Amendment
of section 134
of the Princi-
pal Act.


Amendment
of section 135
of the Princi-
pal Act.


Provided that the order directing such
payment shall not remain in operation for
more than three months after the order was
made.".

13. Section 134 of the Principal Act is
hereby amended by the substitution of the
words "one dollar and eighty cents" for the
words five shillings appearing therein.

14. Section 135 of the Principal Act is
hereby amended as follows:-

(a) by re-numbering the present sec-
tion as subsection (1) of the section;

(b) by substituting a colon for the full
stop at the end of subsection (1) of the
section;

(c) hy adding the following proviso to
sub-section (1) of the section:-

"Provided that where any weekly
sum payable i; pursuance of such
order is in arrear as aforesaid the
Magistrate shall not proceed to enforce
such order as provided in this section
unless he is satisfied that the defendant
is possessed of sufficient means to pay
such arrears in wbhole or in part."; and

(d) by the insertion of the following
subsection as subsection (2) thereof:-

(2) Where in any proceedings
for the enforcement of such order the
defendant is committed to prison then,
unless the Magistrate otherwise directs, -
no arrears shall accrue under the order
during the time that the defendant is
in prison.".

15. Section 136 of the Principal Act is
hereby amended by the insertion of the words of
a bastard child between the words education "
and 'made ".


Amendment of
sootion 136 of
the Principal
Act.








*No. of 1954. Magistrate's Code of Procedure 11 LEEWARD
(Amendment). ISLANDS.
16. The following section is hereby substi- Substitution
of section 139
tuted for section 139 of the Principal Act:- of the Princi-
pal Act.
S139. (1) Except as is otherwise pro- Payment of
vided by any law and subject to the provisions money under
an order for
of this section, all money payable under any the mainte-
order made under section 134 of this Act nace and
education of
shall be due and payable to the mother of the a bastard
bastard child in respect of such time and so child,
long as she lives and is of sound mind and is
not in prison.

(2) After the death of the mother of
such bastard child, or while such mother is
of unsound mind or confined in any prison,
any Magistrate may make an order from time
to time appointing some person who with his
own consent shall have the custody of such
bastard child; and the Magistrate may revoke
the appointment of such person and may
appoint another person in his stead. Every
person so appointed to have the custody of
a bastard child may make application for the
benefit of such bastard child -in the same
manner as the mother of the bastard child
could have done.
(3) It shall be lawful for the Magistrate
to order any money payable under any such
order to be paid to the person appointed :by
the Governor under the provisions of section
141 of this Act, and to be applied in such
manner as shall be directed by the Magis-
trate."
17. Section 163 of the Principal Act is Amendment
section 163 of
hereby amended as follows:- the Prinoipal
Act.
(a) by re-numbering the present sec-
tion as subsection (1) of the section; and

(b) by inserting the following sub-
sections as subsections (2), (3) and (4)
thereof:-
(2) Where a warrant of commit-
ment is issued under subsection (1) of








LEEWARD 12 Magistrate's Code of Procedure No. of 1954.
ISLANDS. (Amendment).
this section it shall be executed by the
bailiff.
(3) In any case where, owing to
the time and place of arrest of the
judgment debtor, it is not practicable or
convenient to convey him to the prison
to which he is by such warrant com-
mitted, the bailiff effecting the arrest
shall convey him to the nearest police
station in the locality where such
arrest was made; and it shall be lawful
for the police officer in charge of such
station to detain such judgment debtor
in some secure place of confinement at
such station until such hour; not later
than twelve noon of the day fol-
lowing that on which he is arrested,
and as soon as may be convenient
thereafter the judgment debtor shall be
conveyed to prison as directed by the
warrant of commitment.
(4) When any person who has
been detained at a police station as pro-
vided in subsection (3) of this section
is thereafter conveyed to the prison to
be imprisoned by virtue of such war-
rant of commitment the bailiff shall
endorse on such warrant the day on,
and the hour at, which such person
was arrested by virtue thereof; and the
imprisonment shall be computed from
such day and inclusive thereof.
(5) Where a Magistrate either be-
fore or after the commencement of this
Act makes an order for the payment
either in one sum or by instalments of
any judgment debt and costs, such
order may, on the application either of
the judgment debtor or judgment
creditor and upon cause being shown
upon fresh evidence to the satisfaction
of the Magistrate, be varied or altered
by him by ordering the amount due
and unpaid (if payable in one sum) to







No. of 1954, Magistrate's Code of Procedure 13
(Amendment).

be paid by instalments, or if the said
amount is already payable in instal-
ments, he may increase or decrease the
amount of such instalments."
18. The following sections are hereby
substituted for sections 172, 173 and 174 of the
Principal Act:-


LEEWARD
ISLANDS.


Substitution
of sections 172,
173 and 174 of
the Principal
Act.


"172. (1) Where a Magistrate refuses Appeal.
to make a conviction the complainant may,
subject to the provisions of subsection (4)
of this section, appeal to a Judge against
such decision.
(2) Where a Magistrate makes a con-
viction the party against whom the convic-
tion is made may, subject to the provisions
of subsection (4) of this section, appeal to a
Judge against such decision.
(3) Subject to the provisions of sub-
section (4) of this section there shall be a
right of.appeal to a Judge from any judg-
ment or order of a Magistrate in any civil
proceedings where the sum claimed and the
costs, if any, exceed three dollars and sixty
*cents.
(4) An appeal under this section shall
be to,the Judge who shall after the expirai
tion of thirty days from the day on which
the decision of the Magistrate was first
given hold a sitting of either a Circuit
Court or a Court of Summary Jurisdiction
in the, Circuit containing the district in
which the Magistrate's decision was given.


173. Every appeal shall be either by
way of motion or special case as hereinafter
provided.

174. An appeal, whether by way of
motion or special case, shall have the effect
of suspending the execution of the decision,
judgment or order appealed from until the
final determination of such appeal.".


Appeal bynmo-
tion or special
case.

Appeal ope-
rates as a stay.








LEEWARD 14 Maaistrate's Code of Procedure No, of 1954;
ISLANDS. (Amendment).


Amendment
of section 175
of the Princi-
pal Act,


180. (1) After the hearing and deter-
mination of any complaint, the Magistrate
may, in his discretion, on the application of
either party to such complaint or their
solicitor, or of his own motion without such
application, state a case on any point of law
arising in the case for the opinion of a
Judge. The statement of facts in such case
so stated shall, for the purpose of .the deter-
mination thereof, be conclusive.
(2) Where such party (hereinafter
called "the appellant") makes application
to a Magistrate to state a case the appellant
shall within fourteen days after the day on
which the Magistrate has given his decision,
in the manner and form prescribed by sec-
tions 175 and li 7 of this Act, serve a notice
of appeal on %he other party and on the
Magistrate:
Provided that in the case of an appeal
from a decision of the Magistrate of district
" J the said notice shall be served within
twenty-eight days after the day on which
the Magistrate has given his decision.


19. Section 175 of the Principal Act is
hereby amended as follows:-

(a) by the substitution of the words
Where an appeal is by way of motion the "
for the word The at the beginning of
the section;
(b) by the substitution of a colon for
the full-stop at the end thereof and the
addition thereto of the following proviso:-

"Provided that in the case of an
appeal from a decision of the Magistrate of
district ",J the said notice shall be served
Within twenty-eight days after the day on
which the Magistrate has given his deci.
sion."
20. The following section is hereby sub.
stituted for section 180 of the Principal Act:-


Substitution
of section 180
of the Princi-
pal Act.


"Special Case.







., of 195,. Maqistrate's Code of Procedure 15 LEEWAnR
amendmentt). ISLANDS.
(3) The provisions of sections 178 and
179 of this Act shall apply in respect of any
such appeal.

(4) Nothing herein contained shall be
construed to prevent either party in such a
case appealing within the time specified in
section 175 of this Act as to any determina-
tion of fact or any question of law not raised
in the case stated by the Magistrate; but
such appeal shall be in such event indepen-
dent of the case stated.

(5) (a) The Attorney General may, by
notice in writing under his hand, require a
Magistrate to state a case on any point of
law, and, on receipt of such notice, the
Magistrate shall state such case accordingly.

(b) In this subsection the expression
Attorney General includes the
Crown Attorney of a Presidency.

(6) The Judge may remit any case
stated under the provisions of this section to
the Magistrate stating the same for further
information from such Magistrate.

(7) If on application being duly made
to a Magistrate to state a case such Magis-
trate declines so to do, the appellant may
apply to the Supreme Court or to any Judge
thereof for an order requiring the case to be
stated.".

21. Section 181 of the Principal Act is Amendmentof
hereby amended by the deletion of all the words 'ection 181 of
S. the Principal
before and includigthe words "as the case may Act.
be" appearing therein and the substitution
therefore of the following:-

"The Magistrate upon receiving an
application, notice or order under the pro-
visions of section/180 of this Act or when of
his own motion he decides to state a case for
the opinion of a Judge ".








LEEWARD 16 Mlagistrate'.s C( de of Procedure No. of 1954,
ISLANDS. (Amtndment),


Amendment of
section 187 of
the Principal
Act,


Amendmentof 23. Section 220 of the Principal Act is
section 220 of hereby amended as follows:-
the Principal
Act.
(a) by the substitution of the word
declared for the word declared "
appearing therein; and
(b) by the insertion, between the words
"paid" and "to", of the following
words:-
"into the Public Treasury of the
Presidency where such sums are
paid, or if the Magistrate shall so
direct,".


Amendment of
section 251 of
the Principal
Act.


Amendment
of section 263
of the Princi-
pal Act.

Amendmentof
Acts and Or-
dinances.
Cap. 103.


24. Section 251 of the Principal Act is
hereby amended by the substitution of the
words fourteen days for the words seven
days appearing therein.

25. Section 253 of the Principal. Act is
hereby amended by the deletion of all the words
appearing after the word "punishment "

26. (1) Section 16 of the Interpretation
of Laws Act is hereby amended by the deletion
therefrom of the definition of the expression
" Justice of the Peace ".


22. Section 187 of the Principal Act is
hereby amended as follows:-

(a) by the substitution of the words
"fifty dollars for the words "five pounds
five shillings appearing therein; and
(b) by the substitution of a colon for
the full-stop at the end thereof and by the
addition thereto of the following proviso:-
"Provided further that if on the
hearing of a special case the Judge
adjudges such appeal to have been
frivolous and vexatious the appellant or
the solicitor who made application for
the special case shall be liable, if the
Judge shall so think fit, to pay a sum
not exceeding seventy-two dollars as
costs of the appeal and such costs shall
be recoverable as hereinafter provided.".








No. of 1954. Magistrale's Code ot Procedure 17
(Amendment).

(2) The Act and Ordinances specified in the
Schedule to this Act are hereby amended to the
extent mentioned in the fourth column thereof,



President.

Passed the General Legislative Council this
day of 1954.


Clerk of the Council.


Presidency.


Antigua


Saint Christopher,
Nevis and An-
guilla

Montserrat


Virgin Islands


No of
Act or
Ordi-
nance.

6/1896


18/1896


6/1898


1/1899


SCHEDULE.


Short title.


The Interpretation
of Laws Act, 1896.

The Interpretation
of Laws Ordinance,
1896.


Extent of amendment.


Paragraph (21) of sec-
tion 18 shall be de.
leted.

Paragraph (21) of sec-
tion 17 shall be de-
leted.


The Interpretation Paragraph (21) of sec-
of Laws Ordinance, tion 18 shall be de-
1898. leted.

The Interpretation Paragraph (21) of sec-
of Laws Ordinance, tion 18 shall be de-
1898. leted.


OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The object of this Bill is to amend further the Magis-
trate's Code of Procedure Act (Cap. 61) in the following
respects:-
1. To provide for the appointment and removal of
Justices of the Peace by the Governor by instrument under
the Public Seal of the Colony, every such appointment and
removal to be notified in the Gazette; and for every District
Magistrate to be ex-oficio a Justice of the Peace of the
Presidency in which his district is situate.


LEEWARD
.SLANDS.








LEEWARD 18 Magistrate's Code of Procedure No. of 1954.
ISLANDS. (Amendment).
Under the present law Justices of the Peace are persons
holding office under a commission of the peace under the
hand and seal of a Governor or gazetted as a Justice of the
Peace for any Presidency. Commissions of the peace havte
fallen into desuetude. (Clauses 2, 3 and 26).
2. Clause 4 re-enacts section 33 of the Principal Act and
provides for the laying of an information or complaint-
(a) by any person unless the enactment under which
the same is founded prescribes otherwise;
(6) by any police officer, in a case of assault or
battery even though the aggrieved party declines or
refuses to make such information or complaint;
(c) by any police officer in the name of the police
officer in charge of the Police Division in a Magisterial
district and for such first mentioned police officer to con-
duct the proceedings consequent thereon on behalf of the
police officer in whose name the complaint is laid. This
provision links up with that appearing in section 27 of
the Police Act, 1951 (No. 12/1951). ,
3. Clause 5 empowers a Magistrate to try cross-com-
plaints with reference to the same matter.
4. Clause 7 amends sections 100 and 101 of the Principal
Act by increasing the amount of costs which a Magistrate may
in his discretion award to the prosecutor or defendant in cases
of summary conviction.
5. Clause 8 re-enacts section 107 of the Principal Act
which in its present form limits the offences in respect
of which sentences of imprisonment may run consecu-
tively. Subsection (1) of the new section 107 removes such
limitation and provides further that the aggregate term of
such sentences shall not exceed six months unless such
sentences include at least two sentences for indictable offences
dealt with summarily or a sentence for an offence which the
Magistrate is empowered to order imprisonment for more than
six months, in which ca;,e the aggregat. term shall not exceed
twelve months. This amendment follows section 18 of the
Criminal Justice Administration Act, 1914 (4 & 5 Geo. 5 c. 58).
Subclause (3) of the said Clause 8 enables the Magistrate
u(otwithsanding the provisions of snbclause (1) ) where he
imposes a sentence of six months imprisonmeir, and in addi.
tion, a fine, to impose an additional term of imprisonment if








No. of 1954. Magistrate's Code of Procedure 19 LEEWARD
(Amendment). ISLANDS.
default is made in the payment of the fine. This amendment
follows section 27 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1925 (15 & 16
Geo. 5 c. 86). Clause 9 is a consequential amendment in
view of the provisions of clause 8.
6. Clauses 10 and 23 authorise a Magistrate to order
that fines not paid directly to his clerk, and that sums
forfeited in respect of a recognizance, be paid directly into
the Public Treasury.

7. Clauses 11 and 12 re-enact sections 130 and 132 of
the Principal Act and assimilate the position of a husband
as nearly as possible to that of a wife in respect of separation
and maintenance orders.

8. Clause 13 seeks to increase the maximum amount which
a Magistrate may award in bastardy cases for the maintenance
and education of a child from $1.20 to $1.80 per week.

9. Cla-use 14 provides that where the putative father of
a bastard child is in arrear with such weekly payments and
proceedings for the payment of such arrears are taken, the
order shall not be enforced unless the Magistrate is satisfied
that the defendant has sufficient means to pay such arrears in
whole or in part. Provision is also made that where the
putative father is committed to prison for such arrears, no
further arrears shall accrue (luring the time he is in prison.

10. Clause 16 authorises a Magistrate to order that
any sum payable under an order for the maintenance and
education of a bastard child be paid to any person empowered
by the Governor under'section 141 of the Principal Act to
act in loco matris ", and to be applied as directed by the
Magistrate.

11. Clause 17 confers power on a police officer in
charge of a country station to imprison in a police lock up,
until noon of the following day, a judgment debtor arrested
by a bailiff in prrsuance of a warrant of commitment,
where, owin' to the time and jp!ce of his arrest, it is not
practicable to convey him to the prison.

12. Clauses 18 to 21 seek to re-enact and amend some of
the provisions of the Principal Act relating to appeals, the main
object of the amendments being to give a right of appeal to a
complainant on the dismissal of a complaint as well as the right







LEEWARD 20 Mlagistrate's Code of Procedure No, of 1954,
ISLANDS. (Amendment),

to apply for a stated case on any point of law. Some doubts
exist as to whether under section 172 of the Principal Act a
complainant (who may only appeal against a dismissal by way
of a stated case oil a point of law) may so appeal unless the
Magistrate has adjudged him to pay costs in a sum of not less
than fifteen shillings. Provision is made for a law officer by
notice in writing to a Magistrate to require him to state a case
on any point of law arising on the determination of a case for
the opinion of a Judge of the Supreme Court. The provisions
giving effect to these amendments are in part based on the
Summary Court Ordinance (Ch, 3 No. 4) of the Colony of
Trinidad,
13. Clause 22 seeks to amend section 187 of the Prin-
cipal Act by increasing the amount of costs which may be
awarded on appeal consequent on the increase provided by clause
7 of the Bill and provides also for the award of costs in cases
where the Appeal Court is of opinion that the appeal is
frivolous and vexatious.
14. Clause 24 aims at increasing the term of imprison-
ment which may be imposed in default of a payment of a fine
for contempt of court" under section 251 of the Principal
Act while a Magistrate is sitting.
15. Clause 25 is designed to dispense with the transmis-
sion to the Colonial Secretary of a minute recording the facts of
any "contempt of court" punished under section 251 of the
Principal Act.
C. A. KELSICK,
Acting Attorney General
12th November, 1953,










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LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. of 1954.


An Act to amend the Small Tenements Act.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Leeward
Islands as follows;-
1. This Act may be cited as the Small Short title.
.* Tenements (Amendment) Act, 1954, and shall be
read as one with the Small Tenements Act, herein- Cap. 68.
after called the Principal Act.
2. Section 2 of the Principal Act is hereby Amendment
amended by the substitution of the following of section 2
definition for the definition of "Land appearing Aipal Act.
therein-
"The word "Land" includes houses,
chattel or moveable houses, buildings and all
other corporeal hereditaments, but does not
include a small holding within the meaning
of the Agricultural Small Holdings Act,
1938;". 12/1938.
3. Section 3 of the Principal Act is hereby Amendment
of section 8
amended by the substitution of the words "two of the Prin-
hundred dollars" for the words twenty pounds 'ipa1 Act.
appearing therein.
*
4. Section 6 of the'Principal Act is hereby Amendment
amended as follows:- of section 6
of the Prin-
cipal Act.
(a) by renumbering the existing section
as subsection (1);







LEEWARD 2 Small Tenements (Amendment.) No. of 1954
ISLANDS.
(b) by inserting a comma in subsection
(1) of the section after the words the matter
and and immediately thereafter the follow-
ing-
subject to the succeeding provi-
sions of this section, "; and

(c) by the insertion of the following as
subsections (2), (3), (4) and (5) of the sec-
tion:-
(2) Where the land to which the
tenancy relates is subject to the provi-
sions of any Federal Act or Local Act
restricting the rents payable therefore and
the recovery of the possession thereof,"
no judgment or order shall be given or
made under subsection (1) of this section
unless the Magistrate is satisfied that
power has been conferred on him so to
do under the provisions of any such law.

(3) Where a chattel or ,moveable
house of a value of not less than fifty
dollars, which is not the property of the
landlord, (hereinafter in this section
referred to as the premises ") has been
placed by a tenant or his predecessor. in,
title on the land in respect of which
possession is sought by the landlord and
such premises is used by the tenant as
his dwelling, no judgment or order shall
be given or made under subsection (1) of
this section unless tfe Magistrate is satis-
fied that-
(i) it is reasonable to give such
judgment or make such order
having regard to all the cir-
cumstances of the case; and

(ii) suitable alternative accommodation
is available for the tenant or
will be available for him when
the judgment or order takes
effect.







0o. of 1954. Small Tenements (Amendment.) J LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
(4) For the purposes of subsection
(3) of this section:-
(i) suitable alternative accommodation
means accommodation which is
reasonably suitable to the needs
of the tenant as regards rental
and to the needs of the tenant
and his family as regards proxi-
mity to place of work, as well
as character and extent in rela-
tion to its use as a dwelling for
the tenant; and.
(ii) the onus of proof that a chattel
or moveable house is of a value
less than fifty dollars shall be
on the landlord.
(5) Notwithstanding anything con-
tained in subsections (3) or (4) of this
section a judgment or order under sub-
section (1) of this section may be given
or made by the Magistrate, where he
considers it reasonable so to do, without
proof of suitable alternative accommoda-
tion-
(i) the tenant has, within twelve
months of the filing of the
summons, been convicted of
praedial larceny or of larceny
of cattle or of having in his
possession or under his con-
trol praedial produce which is
reasonably suspected to have
been stolen or unlawfully ob-
tained; or
(ii) the tenant has been convicted of
using or allowing the premises
or any part t;creof to be used
for an immoral or illegal pur-
pose; or
(iii) the tenant has committed acts of
waste or been guilty of neglect
or default whereby the premises
.have been injuriously affected;
or








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TST.ANTS


of 1954;


(iv) the tenant or any person residing
or lodging with him or being
his subtenant has been guilty
of conduct which is a nuisance
or annoyance to adjoining or
adjacent occupiers of such
premises.",


Substitution 5. The following section shall be substituted
of Reaction 10
of the Prin- for section 10 of the Principal Act;-
oipal Act.
"Limit of 10. No claim by the landlord against
Magistrate's the tenant to recover or to set off any arrears
jurisdiction in
claims for of rent and mesne profits under section 9 of
improvements, this Act, and no claim or crossclaim by the
mesneprofits, tenant against the landlord for unexhausted
improvements under section 8 of this Act,
shall be entertained where such claim or cross-
claim exceeds the sum of ninety-six dollars.".
Amendment 6. Section 24 of the Principal Act is hereby
of section 24
ofthe rrinci. amended by the substitution of the words two
pal Act. hundred dollars for the words twenty pounds"
appearing therein.
Repeal of Act 7. The Small Tenements (Amendment)
No. 13 of 1938. Act, 1938, is hereby repealed.


President.


Passed the General Legislative Council this
day of 1954.

Clerk of the Council.


OBJECTS AND REASONS.


The main object of this Bill is to amend the Small Tene-
ments Act (Cap. 68) in order to implement the following
recommendations contained in a Report of a Select Committee
of the General Legislative Council.
2. By this Bill a Magistrate is precluded from giving a
judgment or making an order for the recovery of land when


TST ANDS.








NQ. of 1954, Smqll TenementC (Amendment.) 5 LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
the tenant occupies a moveable or chattel house thereon of a
value of not less than fifty dollars, not belonging to the
landlord, unless either-
(a) he is satisfied that-
(i) it is reasonable to give such judgment or to
make such order, having regard to all the
circumstances of the case; and
(ii) suitable alternative accommodation, as therein
defined, is available for the tenant or will
be available for him when the judgment or
order takes effect; or
(b) the tenant has, within twelve months of the
filing of the summons, been convicted of prandial larceny
or of larceny of cattle or of having in his. possession or
under his control predial produce which is reasonably
suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained; or

(c) the tenant has been convicted of using or allow-
ing the premises or any part thereof to be used for an
immoral or illegal purpose; or
(d) the tenant has committed acts of waste or been
guilty of neglect or default whereby the premises have
been injuriously affected; or

(e) the tenant or any person residing or lodging
with him or being his subtenant has been guilty of con-
duct which is a nuisance or annoyance to adjoining or
adjacent occupiers of such premises. (Clauses 2 and 4).

3. In compliance with the Report the Bill also seeks-
(a) to increase the jurisdiction of a Magistrate to
entertain-claims for the recovery of premises where the
rental value thereof does not exceed two hundred dollars
per annum; and
(b) to increase to ninety-six dollars the amount
which may be recovered in respect of either arrears of
rent, mesne profits or unexhausted improvements.
(Clauses 3 and 5).

4. Provisions have also been inserted in the Bill with a
view to-
(a) making it clear that the Principal Act applies to
chattel or moveable houses; (Clause 2).








LEEWARD 6 Small Tenements (Amendment.)- No.
ISLANDS.


of 1954.


(b) preventing any conflict between the provisions
of the Principal Act and those of any Presidential Rent
Restriction Ordinances, by making it clear that premises
dealt with by the Principal Act are subject to the provi-
sions of any such Ordinance (Clause 4 (c) (2); and

(c) increasing to two hundred dollars the value of
the land in respect of which a Magistrate may order the
ejectment of trespassers (Clause 6).

C. A. KELSICK,
Acting Attorney General.
14th January, 1954.


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No. of 1954. Currency (Amendment). LEEWARD
ISLANDS.






LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. of 1954.
An Act to amend the Currency Act, 1950.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Leeward
Islands as follows:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Currency Short title.
(Amendment) Act, 1954, and shall be read as one
with the Currency Act, 1950, hereinafter called the 4/1950.
Principal Act.
2. The following section is hereby substi- Substitution
tuted for section 11 of the Principal Act:- of section -
pal Aot.
"11. If any person makes or causes to be Imitation of
made or uses for any purpose whatsoever, or nor"y
utters any document purporting to be or in
any way resembling or so nearly resembling
as to be calculated to deceive, any currency
note or any part thereof, he shall be liable on
summary conviction in respect of each such
document to a fine of twenty-four dollars and
the court shall order the document in respect
of which the offence was committed and any
copies of that document and any plates,
blocks, dies, or other instruments used for or
capable of being used for printing or repro-
ducing any such document which are in the
possession of such offender, to be delivered to
the Board or to any person authorised by the
Board to receive them.".
8. The Principal Act is hereby amended by Insertion of
the insertion therein immediately after section 11 new geation
in the Prin-
of the following section as section 11A:- cipal .At.
11A. Whosoever without lawful au- Iutilating
thority or excuse (the proof whereof shall or defacing
currency
lie on the person accused) mutilates, cuts, notes.
tears or perforates with holes any currency








LEEWARD
ISLANDS.


Currency (Amendment).


No. of 1954,


note or in any way defaces a currency
note whether by writing, printing, drawing
or stamping thereon, or by attaching or
affixing thereto anything in the nature or
form of an advertisement, shall on summary
conviction be liable to a fine of twenty-four
dollars.".



President.

Passed the General Legislative Council this
day of 1954,




Clerk of the Council.



OBJECTS AND REASONS.


The object of this Bill is to amend the Currency Act,
1950, so as to prohibit any imitation, mutilation or defacing-of
currency notes.
P. C. LEWIS,
Attorney General
20th January, 1954.


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No. of19.54. Virgin Islands (Commissioner of the LEEWARD
Supreme Court) Validation. ISLANDS.







LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. of 1954.
An Act to confirm and validate all the rights,
powers, acts and duties of the Magistrate for
District "J" exercised and undertaken as a
Commissioner of the Supreme Court of the
Leeward Islands and as a Commissioner of
the Supreme Court of the Windward Islands
and Leeward Islands in the Presidency of the
Virgin Islands between the 28th day of June,
.1938 and the 28th day of August, 1943.
WHEREAS it was provided by subsection Prenmblo.
(1) of section 9A of the Supreme Court Act
(Cap. 22) as enacted by section 2 of the Supreme
Court (Amendment) Act, 1937, that for the pre- 20/1937.
vention of delay in the administration of justice,
the Governor may, by a Commission under his
hand and the Public Seal of the Colony, appoint a
fit and proper person to be a Commissioner of the
Supreme Court in any Presidency for the trial and
determination, in the absence of a Judge from the
Presidency, of such.causes and matters mentioned
in subsection three thereof as may be specified in
such Commission:
AND WHEREAS by virtue of the power
and authority vested in him by the said section 9A
Sthe Governor by a Commission under his hand and
the Public Seal of the Colony bearing date the
28th day of June, 1938, appointed the Magistrate
for District "J" to be a Commissioner of the
Supreme Court of the Leeward Islands in the Presi-
dency of the Virgin Islands for the trial and
determination in the absence of a Judge of the said
Court from the said Presidency, of all or any of
the causes and matters mentioned in paragraphs
(a), (b), (c) and (e) of subsection (3) of section
9A of the said Act:







LEEWARD 2 Virgin Islands (Commissioner of the No. of 1954.
ISLANDS. Supreme Court) Validation.
AND WHEREAS doubts have arisen as to
whether the said section 9A conferred power on
the Governor to make the appointments thereby
authorised by office as well as by name:

AND WHEREAS the said Supreme Court
Act (Cap. 22) was repealed by the Supreme Court
20/1939. Act passed in the year 1939 (hereinafter called
the Act of 1939) which latter Act came into force
on the 1st day of January, 1940, and by virtue of
such repeal all appointments made under the
repealed Act became null and void: i

AND WHEREAS the Commissioner of the
Virgin Islands as ex qficio Magistrate for District
"J" in the purported exercise of the powers con-
ferred on such Magistrate by the Commission of
the 28th day of June, 1938, did, between the 28th
day of June, 1938 and the 28th day of August,
1943, purport to exercise and perform in the Presi-
dency of the Virgin Islands in the absence there-
from of a Judge of the Supreme Court of the
Leeward Islands, and of the Supreme Court of the
Windward Islands and Leeward Islands, the
powers, rights, acts and duties which may be
exercised and performed by a Commissioner of the
said Courts in the Presidency of the Virgin Islands
duly appointed by the Governor respectively under
section 9A of the Supreme Court Act (Cap. 22)
20/1939. and under section 4 of the Act of 1939 in the
mistaken belief that he was empowered to exercise
and perform the same:

AND WHEREAS it is expedient in the in-
terests of the community of the Presidency of the
Virgin Islands to remove all such doubts, to validate
the said appointment and to confirm and validate
the purported exercise by the said Magistrate for
District "J" of the powers, rights, acts and duties
of a Commissioner of the said Supreme Courts as
if the said Magistrate had been properly and legally
appointed a Commissioner of the Supreme Court
in the Presidency of the Virgin Islands between
the 28th day of June, 1938 and the 28th day of
August, 1943:






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No. of 1954. Virgin Islands (Commissioner of the 3 LEEWARD
Supreme Court) Validation. ISLANDS.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Leeward
Islands as follows:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Virgin Short title.
Islands (Commissioner of the Supreme Court)
Validation Act, 1954.

2. All rights, powers, acts and duties exer- Validation.
cised and undertaken or purported to have been
exercised and undertaken by the Magistrate for
District "J" as a Commissioner of the Supreme
Court of the Leeward Islands and as a Commis-
sioner of the Supreme Court of the Windward Is-
lands and Leeward Islands in the Presidency of
the Virgin Islands between the 28th day of June,
1938 and the 28th day of August, 1943, are
hereby confirmed and validated as fully and
effectually as if the provisions of section 3 of the
Supreme Court Act (Cap. 22) and of section 4 of
the Act of 1939 had been strictly observed and 20/1939.
followed and the persons performing the duties of
Magistrate for District "J" had been properly and
legally appointed as Commissioners of the said
Courts in the Presidency of the Virgin Islands, at
the times when such rights, powers, acts and
duties had been exercised and undertaken or had
been purported to have been exercised and under-
taken.



President.

Passed the General Legislative Council this
day of 1954.


Clerk of the Council.







LEEWARD 4 Virgin Islands (Commissioner of the No. of 1954,
ISLANDS. Supreme Court) Validation.
OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The Magistrate, District "J," was appointed a Com-
missioner of the Supreme Court in the Presidency of the Vir-
gin Islands by Commission of the Acting Governor dated 28th
June, 1938, under section 9A of the Supreme Court Act (Cap.
22) as enacted by section 2 of the Supreme Court (Amend-
ment) Act, 1937 (No. 20/1937). It is open to doubt whether
the appointment should not have been by name in the absence
of any authority in the Act or in the Interpretation of Laws
Act (Cap. 103) for such appointment to be made by office.

2. The Supreme Court Act (Cap. 22) was repealed by
the Supreme Court Act (No. 20/1939) which came into opera-
tion on the 1st day of January, 1940. Assuming that the
.appointment referred to in the preceding paragraph was valid,
it came to an end with the repeal of the Supreme Court Act
(Cap. 22) under which it was made, there being no saving
provision in the repealing Act (No 20/1939) preserving the
continuity of the appointment.
3. No fresh appointment of a Commissioner of the
Supreme Court in the said Presidency was made under section
4 of the Supreme Court Act of 1939, but the Commissioner as
e,' officio Magistrate for District "J" continued to act as a
Commissioner of the Supreme Court in the mistaken belief
that the appointment mentioned in the first paragraph above
was and continued to be valid.
4. Apart from any other judicial acts that might have
been performed by the said Commissioner no less than thirty-
two Orders granting probate of the will of deceased persons or
letters of administration to the estate of persons dying intestate
were made by him during the period of first January, 1940 to
28th August, 1943.
5. The object of this Bill therefore is to validate the acts
of the Magistrate for District "J" in the Presidency of the
Virgin Islands as a Commissioner of the Supreme Court in the
said Presidency between the 28th day of June, 1938 and the
28th day of August, 1943.
C. A. KELSICK,
Acting Attorney General.
16th December, 1953.
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No. of 19i4. Telecommunications (Amrendment). LEEWARD
ISLANDS.






LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. of 1954.

An Act to amend further the Telecommunica-
tions Act, 1949.

ENACTED by the Legislature of the Lee-
ward Islands as follows:-

1. This Act may be cited as the Telecom- Short title.
munications (Amendment) Act, 1954. and shall
be read as one with the Telecommunications Act, 1/194l9.
1949, as amended, hereinafter called the Princi- 15
pal Act.

2. Section 4 of the Principal Act is here- Amendmentof
section 4 of the
by amended as follows:- Principal Act.

(a) by the renumbering of'subsection
(2) as subsection (3);

(b) by the insertion of the words, brack-
ets and figure "subsection (1) of" between
the word "of" and the word "this" in
subsection (3) as renumbered; and

(c) by the addition next after subsec.
tion (1) thereof of the following subsection
as subsection (2):-

"(2) In any case in which it shall
appeal to the Governor in Council of a
Presidency that no provision has been
made hy Rules made under this Act for
the issue of an appropriate licence, or
that the circumstances of the case jus-
tify the issue of a special licence, the
Governor in Council may, notwith-
standing the provisions of section 6 of







LEEWARD 2 Telecommunications (Amendctent). No, of 1954.
ISLANDS.
this Act, issue a special licence for the
establishment of a telecommunication
station and the installation, working
and operation of telecommunication
apparatus therein on payment of such
fees and on such terms and conditions
as to the Governor in Council may
seem fit.",


President.

Passed the General Legislative Council this
day of 1954.


Clerk of the Council.


OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The object of this Bill is to amend the Principal Act to
provide for the issue of a special licence by the Governor in
Council of a Presidency in cases where no provisions are
contained in the Telecommunications Rules, 1951, for the
grant of an appropriate licence as in the case of licences to
establish radio installations on land for communication with
aircraft.

2. The amendment sought by the Bill is based on the
provisions of section 3(2) of the Wireless Telegraphy Ordi-
nance of Trinidad and Tobago under which similar" licences
are granted.

P. CECIL LEWIS,
Attorney General.
1lth March, 1954.




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No, of 1954. Forgery. LEEWARD
ISLANDS.






LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. of 1954.
An Act to consolidate, simplify, and amend the
law relating to forgery and kindred offences.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Leeward
Islands as follows:-
'1. This Act may be cited as the Forgery Short Title.
Act, 1954,
2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise Interpreta-
requires- tion.
bank note" includes any note or bill of
exchange of the Bank of England, or of
any person, body corporate, or company
carrying on the business of banking in
any part of the world, and includes
blank bill ", bank post bill ", blank
bank note ", blank bank bill of exchange ",
and blank bank post bill ";
"currency note" includes any note legally
issued as currency by or under the
authority of the Government of, or any
law in force in, the Colony or any part
of the Commonwealth including any
British protectorate or protected state or
any territory administered by Her Majes-
ty's Government in the United Kingdom
or by the Government of any part of the
Commonwealth under the trusteeship
system of the United Nations, or of any
foreign state, or of any part or colony or
dependency of any foreign state;
"die" includes any plate, type, tool, or
implement whatsoever, and also any part
of any die, plate, type, tool, or imple-
ment, and any stamp or impression thereof
or any part of such stamp or impression;






LEEWARD 2 Forery. No, of 1,14,
ISLANDS,
document of title to goods includes any
bill of lading, India warrant, dock
warrant, warehouse keeper's certificate,
warrant or order for the delivery or
transfer of any goods or valuable thing,
bought or sold note, or any other
document used in the ordinary control of
goods, or authorising or purporting to
authorise, either by endorsement or by
delivery, the possessor of such document
to transfer or receive any. goods thereby
represented or therein mentioned or
referred to;
"document of title of lands" includes any
Crown grant, certificate of title, deed,
map, roll, register, or instrument in
writing being or containing evidence of
the title or any part of the title to any
land or to any interest in or arising out
of any land, or any authenticated copy
thereof;
"revenue paper means any paper provided
by the proper authority for the purpose
of being used for stamps, licences, per-
mits, post office money orders, or postal
orders, or for any purpose whatsoever
connected with the public revenue;
seal" includes any stamp or impression of
a seal, or any stamp or impression made
or apparently intended to resemble the
stamp or impression of a seal, as well as
the seal itself;
"stamp" includes a stamp impressed by
means of a die as well as an adhesive
stamp;
"Treasury bill" includes Exchequer bill,
Exchequer bond, Exchequer debenture,
and War bond;

"valuable security" includes any writing
entailing or evidencing the title of any
person to any share or interest in any
public stock, annuity, fund, or debt of







No, of 1954. Forgery. 3 LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
any part of the Commonwealth or of' any
foreign state, or in any stock, annuity,
fund, or debt of any body corporate,
company, or society, whether within or
without the Commonwealth, or to any
deposit in any bank; and also includes
any scrip, debenture, bill, note, warrant,
order, or other security for the payment
of money, or any authority or request
for the payment of money or the delivery
or transfer of goods or chattels, or any
accountable receipt, release, or discharge,
or any receipt or other instrument evi-
dencing the payment of money, or the
delivery of any chattel personal.

3. (1) For the purposes of this Act, Definition of
"forgery" is the making of a false document in forgeryr"
order that it may be used as genuine, and, in the
case of the seals and dies mentioned in this Act,
the counterfeiting of a seal or die; and forgery
with intent to defraud or deceive, as the case may
be, is punishable as in this Act provided,

(2) A document is false within the meaning "False
of this Act if the whole or any material part there- document."
of purports to be made by or on behalf or on
account of a person who did not make it nor
authorise its making; or if, though made by or on
behalf or on account of the person by whom or by
whose authority it purports to have been made, the
time or place of making, where either is material,
or in the case of a document identified by number
or mark, the number or any distinguishing mark
identifying the document, is falsely stated therein,
and in particular a document is false-

(a) ,if any material alteration, whether
by addition, insertion, obliteration, erasure,
removal, or otherwise, has been made therein;
or

(6) if the whole or some material part of
it purports to be made by or on behalf of a
fictitious or deceased person; or







LEEWARD 4 Forgery. No, of 1954,
ISLANDS,
(c) if, though made in the name of an
existing person, it is made by him or by his
authority with the intention that it should
pass as having been made by some person,
real or fictitious, other than the person who
made or authorised it,
(3) For the purposes of this Act-
(a) it is immaterial in what language a
document is expressed or in what place
within or without the Commonwealth it is
expressed to take effect;
(b) forgery of a document may be com-
plete even if the document when forged is
incomplete, or is not or does not purport to
be such a document as would be binding or
sufficient in law;
(c) the crossing on any cheque, draft on
a banker, post office money order, postal
order, coupon, or other document the crossing
of which is authorised or recognized by law,
shall be a material part of such cheque, draft,
order, coupon, or document;
(d) a document may be a false document
notwithstanding that it is not false in such a
manner as is described in subsection (2) of
this section.
Forgery of 4. (1) Forgery of the following documents,
certain du. if committed with intent to defraud, shall be felony
intent to and punishable with imprisonment for life or for
defraud. any term-
(a) any will, codicil, or other testamen-
tary document, either of a dead or of a living
person, or any probate or letters of adminis-
tration, whether with or without the will
annexed;
(b) any deed or bond, or any assignment
at law or in equity of _any deed or bond, or
any attestation of the execution of any deed
or bond;
(c) any bank note, or any endorsement
on or assignment of any bank note;







No. of 1954. Forgery. 5 LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
(d) any currency note.
(2) Forgery of the following documents, if
committed with intent to defraud, shall be felony
and punishable with imprisonment for any term
not exceeding fourteen years--
(a) any valuable security or assignment
thereof or endorsement thereon, or where the
valuable security is a bill of exchange, any
acceptance thereof;
(b) any document of title to lands or
any assignment thereof or endorsement there-
on;
(c) any document of title to goods or
any assignment thereof or endorsement there-
on;

(d) any power of attorney or other
authority to transfer any share or interest in
any stock, annuity or public fund of the
United Kingdom or any part of the Common-
wealth or of any foreign state or country, or
to transfer any share or interest in the debt of
any public body, company, or society, Com-
monwealth or foreign, or in the capital stock
of any such company or society, or to receive
any dividend or money payable in respect of
such share or interest, or any attestation of
any such power of attorney or other authority;
(e) any entry in any book or register
which is evidence of the title of any person to
any share or interest hereinbefore mentioned
or to any dividend or interest payable in
respect thereof;

(f) any policy of insurance or any
assignment thereof or endorsement thereon;

(y) any charter-party or any assignment
thereof;

5. (1) Forgery of the following documents, Forgery of
S' ? certain docu-
if committed with intent to defraud or deceive, mentswith
shall be felony and punishable with imprisonment intent to
for life or for any term-defrud or
for life or for any term- deceive.







LEEWARD 6' Forgery. No. of 1954.
iSLANDS.
Any document whatsoever having there-
upon or affixed thereto the stamp or impres-
sion of the Public Seal of the Colony or of
any Presidency, the Great Seal of the United
Kingdom, Her Majesty's Privy Seal, any
Privy Signet of Her Majesty, Her Majesty's
Royal Sign Manual, any of Her Majesty's Seals
appointed by the twenty-fourth article of the
Union between England and Scotland to be
kept, used, and continued in Scotland.

(2) Forgery of the following documents, if
committed with intent to defraud or deceive, shall
be felony and punishable with imprisonment for
any term not exceeding fourteen years-

(a) any register or record of births,
baptism, namings, dedications, marriages,
deaths, burials, or cremations which now is,
or hereafter may be, by law authorised or
required to be kept in the Colony, relating to
any birth, baptism, naming, dedication, marri-
age, death, burial, or cremation, or any part
of any such register, or any certified copy of
any such register, or of any part thereof;

(b) any copy of any register of births,
baptisms, marriages, burials, or cremations
directed or required by law to be transmitted
to any registrar or other officer;


(e) any wrapper or label provided by or
under the authority of the Governor or the
head of any department of the public service.

(3) Forgery of the following documents, if
committed with intent to defrand or deceive, shall
be felony and punishable with imprisonment for
any term not exceeding seven years-

(a) any official document whatsoever of
or belonging to any court of justice, or made
or issued by any Judge, Magistrate, officer, or
clerk of any such court;







No. of 1954. Forgery. 7 LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
(b) any register or book kept under the
provisions of any law in -or under the
authority of any court of justice;
(c) any certificate, office copy, or certified
copy of any such document, register, or book
or any part thereof;
(d) any document which any person
authorised to administer an oath under the
Commissioners for Oaths Act is authorised or Cap. 72
required by law to make or issue;
(e) any document made or issued by any
public officer or law officer of the Crown, or
any document upon which by the law or
usage at the time in force any court of justice
or any officer might act;
(f) any document or copy of a document
used or intended to be used in evidence in any
court of justice or any document which is
made evidence by law;
(g) any certificate required by any law
for the celebration of marriage;
(A) any licence for the celebration of
marriage which may be given by law;
(i) any certificate, declaration, or order
under any law relating to vaccination or to the
registration of births or deaths;

(j) any register book, builder's certificate,
surveyor's certificate, certificate of registry,
declaration, bill of sale, instrument of mort-
gage, or certificate of mortgage or sale under 57 & 58s ict.
Part I of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, 60
or any entry or endorsement required by the
said Part of the said Act to be made in or on
any of these documents;
(k) any permit, certificate, .or similar
document made or granted by or under the
authority of any law relating to customs;
(1) any certificate of the Commissioners
appointed under and acting in execution of the
Income Tax Ordinances of any Presidepcy;







LEEWARD 8 Forgery. No. of 1954.
ISLANDS.
(m) any certificate or any copy of any
register issued by or under the authority of a
Registrar General of any Presidency and not
otherwise provided for.
Passports: 6. The forgery of any passport, or the
forgery;
untrue state- making by any person of a statement which
mental. is to his knowledge untrue for the purpose of
procuring a passport, whether for himself or any
other person, shall be a misdemeanor and punish-
able with imprisonment for any term not exceeding
two years.
Forgery of 7. Forgery of any document which is not
documents
with intent to made felony under this Act or any other law for
defraud or the time being in force, if committed with intent to
deceive defraud or deceive, shall be a misdemeanor and
punishable with imprisonment for any term not
exceeding two years.
Forgery of 8. (1) Forgery of the following seals, if
aelra and dies. committed with intent to defraud or deceive, shall
be felony and punishable with imprisonment for
life or for any term-
(a) the Public Seal of the Colony or of
any Presidency, the Great Seal of the United
Kingdom, Her Majesty's Privy Seal, any
Privy Signet of Her Majesty, Her Majesty's
Royal Sign Manual, any of Her Majesty's
Seals appointed by the twenty-fourth article
of the Union between England and Scotland
to be kept, used, and continued in Scotland;
(b) the seal of any court of justice.
(2) Forgery of the following seals, if commit-
ted with intent to defraud or deceive, shall be
felony and punishable with imprisonment for
fourteen years-

.(a) the seal of a Registrar General of
any Presidency;
(b) the seal of a Registrar of the
Supreme Court;
(c) the seal of any Judge, minister of
religion, consul, commissioner for oaths, or
notary public.







No. of 1954. Forgery. 9 LBEWARD
ISLANDS.
(3) Forgery of the following dies, if commit-
ted with intent to defraud or deceive, shall be
felony and punishable with imprisonment for any
term not exceeding fourteen years-
(a) any stamp or die provided, made, or
used for the purpose of or in connection with
customs;

(b) any stamp or die provided, made, or Cap. 135.
used in pursuance of the Stamp Act.
9. (1) Every person who utters any forged Uttering.
document, seal, or die shall be guilty of an offence
of the like degree (whether felony or misdemeanor)
and on conviction thereof shall be liable to the
same punishment as if he himself had forged the
document, seal or die.
(2) A person utters a forged document, seal, Definitiopof
or die, who, knowing the same to be forged, and utterinn.
with either of the intents necessary to constitute
the offence of forging the said document, seal, or
die, uses, offers, publishes, delivers, disposes of,
tenders in payment or in exchange, exposes for
sale or exchange, exchanges, tenders in evidence, or
puts off the said forged document, seal, or die.

(3) It is immaterial where the document, seal,
or die was forged.
10. Every person shall be guilty of felony Demanding
and on conviction thereof shall be liable to property on
imprisonment for any term not exceeding fourteen ments, eto.
years, who, with intent to defraud, demands,
receives, or obtains, or causes or procures to be
delivered, paid, or transferred to any person, or
endeavours to receive or obtain or to cause or
procure to be delivered, paid, or transferred to any
person, any money, security for money, or other
property, real or personal-
(a) under, upon, or by virtue of any
forged instrument whatsoever, knowing the
same to be forged; or
(b) under, upon, or by virtue of any
probate or letters of administration, knowing
the will, testament, codicil, or testamentary








LEEWARD 10 Forgery. No. of 1954.
ISLANDS.
writing on which such probate or letters of
administration shall have been obtained to
have been forged, or knowing such probate or
letters of administration to have been obtained
by any false oath, affirmation, or affidavit.
Possession of 11. (1) Every person shall be guilty of
mntsSea dos. felony and on conviction thereof shall be liable to
and dies. imprisonment for any term not exceeding fourteen
years, who, without lawful authority or excuse, the
proof whereof shall lie on the accused, purchases or
receives from any person, or has in his custody or
possession, a forged bank note, or a forged
currency note, knowing the same to be forged.
(2) Every person shall be guilty of felony
and on conviction thereof shall be liable to
imprisonment for any term not exceeding fourteen
years, who, without lawful authority or excuse, the
proof whereof shall lie on the accused, and
knowing the same to be forged, has in his custody
or possession-

(a) any forged die required or authorised
by law to be used for the making of gold or
silver plate, or of gold or silver wares, or any
ware of gold, silver, or base metal bearing the
impression of any such forged die;
(b) any forged stamp or die resembling
or intended to resemble either wholly or in
part any stamp or die which at any time
whatever has been or may be provided, made,
-Cap. 135. or used in pursuance of the Stamp Act;
(c) any forged wrapper or label provided
by or under the authority of the 'Governor or
the head of any department of the public
service;
(d) any forged seal or die the forgery of
which with intent to defraud or deceive is
made punishable by section-8 of this Act.

having in 12. Every person shall be guilty of felony
poassesion and on conviction thereof shall be liable to
paper or im-
plements for imprisonment for any term not exceeding seven
forgery, years, who, without lawful authority or excuse, the
proof whereof shall lie on the accused-






No. of 1954. Forgery. 11 LEEWA&R
ISLANDS.
(a) makes, uses, or knowingly has in his
custody or possession any paper intended to
resemble and pass as-

(i) special paper such as is provided and
used for making bank note, currency
note, Treasury bill, or Government
debenture bond;

(ii) revenue paper;

(b) makes, uses, or knowingly has in his
custody or possession any frame, mould, or
instrument for making such paper, or for
producing in or on such paper any words,
figures, letters, marks, lines, or devices peculiar
to and used in or on any such paper;

(c) engraves or in anywise makes upon
any plate, wood, stone, or material, any words,
figures, letters, marks, lines, or devices, the
print whereof resembles in whole or in part
words, figures, letters, marks, lines, or devices
peculiar to and used in or on any bank note,
or currency note, or Government debenture
bond, or in or on any document entitling or
evidencing the title of any person to any share
or interest in any public stock, annuity, fund,
or debt of any body corporate, company, or
society, whether within or without the Com-
monwealth;
(d) uses or knowingly has in his custody
or possession any plate, wood, stone, or other
material upon which any such words, figures,
letters, marks, lines, or devices have been
engraved or in anywise made as aforesaid;

(e) uses or knowingly has in his custody
or possession any paper upon which any such
words, figures, letters, marks, lines, or devices
have been printed or in anywise made as
aforesaid;

(/') m;ikes, uses, or knowingly has in his
custody, or possession any unfinished or
incomplete note purporting to be a currency








LEEWARD 12 Forgery. No. of 1954.
ISLANDS.
note, or any paper with any word, figure,
device, or distinction peculiar to'and appearing
in the substance of paper used for any
currency note.
Purchasing or 18. Every person shall be guilty of a
having in ,misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be
possession cer- .
tain paper liable to imprisonment for any term not exceeding
bere has twJ years, who, without lawful authority or excuse,
stamped and the proof whereof shall lie on the accused, pur-
issued. chases, receives, or knowingly has in his custody or
/possession-
(a) any special paper provided and used
for making bank notes, currency notes,
Treasury bills, and Government debenture
bonds, or any revenue paper before such paper
has been duly stamped, signed, and issued for
public ube;
(b) any die peculiarly used in the manu-
facture of any such paper.
Punishments. 14. (1) On conviction of a misdemeanor
punishable under this Act, the court, instead of or
in addition to any other punishment which may
lawfully be imposed, may fine the offender.

(2) On conviction of a felony punishable
under this Act, the court, in addition to imposing
a sentence of imprisonment, may require the
offender to enter into his own recognisances, with
or without sureties, for keeping the peace and
being of good behaviour.
(3) On conviction of a misdemeanor punish-
able under this Act, the court, instead of or in
addition to any other punishment which may
lawfully be imposed for the offence, may require
the offender to enter into his own recognisances,
with or without sureties, for keeping the peace and
being of good behaviour.
(4) No person shall be imprisoned under this
section for more than one year for not finding
sureties.
Criminal 15. (1) Where the having any document,
posession. seal, or die in the custody or possession of any







NO. of 1954, Forgery. 13 LEWARD
ISLANDS.
person is in this Act expressed to be an offence, a
person shall be deemed to have a document, seal, or
die in his custody or possession if he-
(a) has it in his personal custody or
possession; or
(b) knowingly and wilfully has it in the
actual custody or possession of any other per-
son, or in any place, building, lodging, apart-
ment, field, or other place, whether open or
enclosed, and whether occupied by himself or
not.
(2) It is immaterial whether the document,
matter, or thing is had in such custody, possession,
or place for the use of such person or for the use
or benefit of another person,
16. (1) If it shall be made to appear by search
information on oath before a Magistrate that there warrants,
is reasonable cause to believe that any person has
in his custody or possession without lawful
authority or excuse-
(a) any bank note, currency note, Trea-
sury bill, or Government debenture bond; or
(b) any implement for making paper of
imitation of the paper used for bank notes,
currency notes, Treasury bills, or Government
debenture bonds; or
(c) any material having thereon any
words, forms, devices, or characters capable of
producing or intended to produce the impres-
sion of a bank note, currency note, Treasury
bill, or Government debenture bond; or
(d) any forged document, seal or die; or
(e) any machinery, implement, utensil,
or material used or intended to be used for the
forgery of any document;
the Magistrate may grant a warrant to search for
the same, and if the same shall be found on search,
it shall be lawful to seize it and carry it before a
Magistrate of the district in which the warrant was
issued to be by him disposed of according to law.







LEEWARD'
ISLANDS.
Disposal of
documents,
materials, etc.,
seized.











Documents.
eto., to be
destroyed or
otherwise
disposed of,






Form of
indictment
and proof of
intent.
















Partnerships.


(2) Where any forged document (including
any forged b'nk note, currency note, Treasury bill,
or Government debenture bond), or any machinery,
implement, utensil, or material used or intended to
be used for the forgery of any such document, is
lawfully seized under a warrant granted in pur-
suance of subsection (1) of this section, or other-
wise, the document, machinery, implement, utensil
or material, as the case may be, shall be delivered
up to the Commissioner of Police, or to any person
authorised by him to receive the same, by order of
the court before which the offender is tried or, if
there is no trial, by order of a Magistrate.

(3) Every other document, seal, or die law-
fully seized under such warrant, or otherwise, shall
be defaced and destroyed or otherwise disposed of-

(a) by order of the court before whicli
the offender is tried; or

(b) if there be no trial, by order of a
Magistrate,

17. (1) In an indictment or information for
an offence against this Act with reference to any
document, seal, or die, it is sufficient to refer to the
document, seal or die by any name or designation
by which it is usually known, or by its purport,
without setting out any copy or facsimile of the
whole or any part of the document, seal, or die.

(2) Where an intent to defraud or an intent to
deceive is one of the constituent elements of an
offence punishable under this Act, or under any
other law relating to forgery or any kindred offence
for the time being in force, it shall not be necessary
to allege in the indictment or to prove an intent to
defraud or deceive any particular person; and it
shall be sufficient to prove that the defendant did
the act charged with intent to defraud or to deceive,
as the case may require.

(3) If any person who is a member of any
co-partnership, or is one of two or more beneficial
owners of any property, forges any document,
matter, or thing with intent to defraud the co-part-
nership or the other beneficial owners, he shall be


No. of 1954,


14


Forgery.







No, of 1954, Forgery. 15 LEEWARD
ISLANDS,
liable to be dealt with, indicted, tried, and punished
as if he had not been or was not a member of,the
co-partnership or one of such beneficial owners.

18. (1) Where an offence against this Act savings.
also by virtue of some other law subjects the
offender to any forfeiture or disqualification, or to
any penalty other than imprisonment or fine, the
liability of the offender to punishment under this
Act shall be in addition to and not in substitution
for his liability under such other law.

(2) Where an offence against this Act is by offences
any other Act, whether passed before or after the pundhbler
commencement of this Act, made punishable on Acts.
summary conviction, proceedings may be taken
either under such other Act or under this Act.

19. The Acts specified in the second column Repeal.
of the Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to
the extent specified in the third column thereof.

20. This Act shall come into operation on a Commence-
date to be fixed by the Governor by proclamation ment.
published in the Gazette.

President.

Passed the General Legislative Council this
day of 1954.


Clerk of the Council.







LEEWARD 16
ISLANDS,


Forgery,

SCHEDULE,


No. of 1954.


Chapter or number Short Title Extent of repeal
and year of Act


The Forgery Act
The Forgery (Amendment)
Act, 1932.
The Forgery (Amendment)
Act, 1937.
The Counterfeit
Currency (Convention)
Act, 1937.
The Counterfeit
Currency (Convention)
(Amendment) Act, 1938.
The Counterfeit
Currency Act, 1941.
Currency Act, 1950.


The whole Act.

The whole Act.

The whole Act.


Sections 2 and 3.


The whole Act.

Sections 2 and 4.
Section 11.


OBJECTS AND REASONS.


The object of this Bill is to simplify the law relating to forgery and
kindred offences by repealing the Forgery Act, which was passed in
1876, and other related provisions, and substituting therefore legislation
on the lines of the Forgery Ordinance (Ch. 4 No. 12) of Trinidad and
Tobago which was itself based on the provisions of the Forgery Act,
1913 (3 & 4 Geo. 5 c. 27).
2. Paragraph (d) of subclause (3) of clause 3 of the Bill embodies
the provisions of subsection (1) of section 35 of the Criminal Justice
Act, 1925 (15 & 16 Geo. 5 c. 86).

C. A. KELSICK,
Acting Attorney General.








ANTIGTTA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN, Government Printer.-By Authority.
1954.


Cap. 35
8/1932

12/1937

29/1937


1/1938


9/1941

4/1950


40


-300-7.54.


[Price 18 cents.]







No, of 1954. Evidence (Amendment) LEEWARD
ISLANDS,







LEEWARD ISLANDS,

No. of 1954.

An Act to amend further the Evidence Act.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Lee-
ward Islands as follows:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Evidence Short title.
(Amendment) Act, 1954, and shall be read as one
with the Evidence Act, as amended, hereinafter
called the Principal Act, Cap. 52.
3/1942.
10/1949.
2. The Principal Act is hereby amended by Insertion of
the insertion therein immediately after section 12 ne ctons
o the f i in the Princi-
of the following sections as sections 12A, 12B and pal Act.
12C respectively:-
12A. Every Judge shall take judicial Facts of
notice of the following facts:- which judicial
notice is to be
taken.
(a) all public Acts of the Imperial
Parliament whatever, unless the contrary
is expressly provided in any such Acts;
(b) all Orders of the Queen in
Council and statutory instruments of the
United Kingdom having effect in the
Colony;
(c) the London Gazette and the
Government Gazette of any Colony or
possession in Her Majesty's dominions;
(d) all laws purporting to be printed
or published by authority or by the
Government Printer;
(e) all other matters which a Judge
is directed by any law to notice.







LEEWARD 2 Evidence amendmentnt) No. of 1954.
ISLANDS.
Proof of fact 12B. No evidence of any fact of which
judicially judicial notice shall be taken need be given
bny the party alleging its existence; but the
Judge, on being called upon to take judicial
notice thereof may, if he is unacquainted with
the fact, refer to any person or to any
document or book of.reference for his satisfac-
tion in relation thereto, or may refuse to take
judicial notice thereof unless and until the
party calling upon him to take the notice
produces the document or book of reference.
Definition of 12C. For the purpose of sections 12A
Judge. and 12B of this Act the term "Judge"
includes all persons authorized to take evidence
either by law or by consent of parties.".

/ resident.
Passed the General Legislative Council this
day of 1954.

Clerk of the Council.

OBJECTS AND REASONS.
The Courts are bound to take judicial notice (that is, to
recognize without proof in Court) of certain matters, e.g. the
common 'and statute law and rights and duties depending
thereon. By virtue of section 6 of the Interpretation of Laws
Act (Cap. 103) all Acts" of the General Legislature shall be
judicially noticed. Matters of which judicial notice is not
taken require to be established by evidence.
2. The Interpretation of Laws Act (Cap. 103) provides
that the production of a copy of the Gazette containing a copy
of any regulation, rule, by-law, proclamation, Order in Council
and order made under the authority of any Act shall be prima
facie proof in all Courts of the due making thereof.
3. The Gazette Evidence Act (Cap. 54) also provides
that the Gazette shall be admitted in evidence by all Courts etc.
without proof of its publication and shall be taken and accepted
as evidence of the proclamations, orders, appointments, notices
and other publications therein printed and of the things
contained in such instruments.







of 1954. Evidence (Amendment)


3 LEEWARt
ISLANDS.


4. In the case of rules, regulations or Orders in Council
made under the authority "of an Act of Parliament production
of a copy printed by authority (that is by Her Majesty's
Stationery Office) is, under the provisions of the Imperial
Documentary Evidence Act, 1868, required if the rule as to
strict proof is to be adhered to.

5. It occasionally happens, however, that such formal
means of proof are not available and it is frequently inconvenient
to obtain them.

6. The Bill which seeks to amend the Evidence Act
(Cap. 52) enumerates various additional matters of which
judicial notice shall be taken. Provision is made that facts of
which judicial notice is taken may be proved by reference to
documents or books of reference. In the result the necessity of
formal production of the Gazette to establish that certain local
subsidiary legislation was validly made will be obviated.


15th February, 1954.


P. CECIt LKwis,
Attorney General.


ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN& Government Printer.--B Authority.
1951.


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NTo.


47/00232-300-7.54.






'o. of 1954. Travelling and Subsistence
Allowances (Repeal)







LEEWARD ISLANDS.


No.


of 1954.


An Act to repeal the Travelling and Subsistence
Allowances Act, 1947.

ENACTED by the Legislature of the Leeward
Islands as follows;-

1. This Act may be cited as the Travelling
and Subsistence Allowances (Repeal) Act, 1954.

2. The Travelling and Subsistence Allow-
ances Act, 1947 is hereby repealed.

3. This Act shall come into operation on a
date to be fixed by the Governor by Proclamation
published in the Gazette,


President.

Passed the General Legislative Council this
day of 1954.


Clerk of the CouncZ,


LEEWARD
ISLANDS.


Short title,


Repeal. ,
6/1947.

Commence-
ment,








LEEWARD
ISLANDS.


2 Travelling and Subsistence No. of 1954.
Allowances (Repeal)

OBJECTS AND REASONS.


It is considered to be more convenient
administratively to provide for the payment of
travelling and subsistence allowances under Geneial
Orders, and to this end Orders have been drawn up.
When these Orders come into force the Act
authorising the payments of such allowances will
become superfluous and the object of this Bill is to
remove this Act from the Statute Book.


P. CECIL LEWIS,
Attorney General.


11th May, 1954.


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No. of 1954. Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) LEEWARD
ISLANDS.






LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. of 1954.

An Act to amend further the Dangerous Drugs
Act, 1937.

ENACTED by the Legislature of the
Leeward Islands as follows:-

1. This Act may be cited as the Dangerous Short title.
Drugs (Amendment) Act, 1954, and shall be 23/1937.
read as one with the Dangerous Drugs Act, 4/1941.
1937, as amended, hereinafter called the Prin-
cipal Act.

2. Section 2 of the Principal Act shall Amendment
have effect as if of section 2 of
the Principal
Act.
(a) the following were substituted for
paragraph (h)-

(h) Ecgonine means levo-
ecgonine and includes any derivatives
of ecgonine from which it may be
recovered industrially.";

(b) references in paragraphs (k), (/)
and (m) respectively to the Geneva Con-
vention (No. 1)", the Geneva Convention
(No. 2)" and the Hague Convention"
were construed as references to those Con-
ventions as amended by the Protocol on
Narcotic Drugs signed at Lake Success,
New York, on the 11th day of December,
1946; and

(c) the following were substituted for
paragraph (x)-






LEEWARD 2 Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) No. of 1954i
ISLANDS.
"(T) "Senior Medical Officer"
means the Senior Medical Officer of
each and every of the Presidencies,
and, in case there shall be no such
officer in any Presidency, any Medical
Officer appointed by the Governor for
the purposes of the administration of
this Act in such Presidency.".
Amendment 3. Section 11 of the Principal Act is here-
of section 11
of thePrinci- by amended by the substitution 'of the word
pal Act. Act" for the word "Ordinance" appearing
at the end thereof.
Amendment 4. Subsection (2) of section 13 of the
of section 13 Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitu-
of the Princi-
pal Act. tion of the words "Governor in Council" for
the word Governor appearing therein.
Amendment 5. Section 14 of the Principal Act is
of section 14
of the Princi- hereby amended as follows:-
pal Act.
(a) by deleting the words "For the
purposes of the foregoing provisions"
appearing in subsection (1) and all the
words following thereafter to the end of
the subsection, and substituting therefore the
following-
"For the purposes of this sub-
section, percentages, in the case of
morphine, shall be calculated as in
respect of anhydrous morphine and,
in the case of liquid preparations, shall,
unless other provision in that behalf is
made by rules made by the Governor
in Council be calculated on the basis
that a preparation containing one per
cent of a substance means a prepara-
tion in which one gramme of the
substance, if a solid, or one millilitre of
the substance, if a liquid, is contained
in every one hundred millilitres of the
preparation, and so in proportion for
any greater or less percentage."; and

(6) by substituting the following sub-
sections for subsections (2), (3) and (4)-







No, of 1954, Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) 3 LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
"(2) If it appears to the Governor
in Council that a new derivative of
morphine or cocaine or of any salts or
morphine or cocaine or any other
alkaloid of opium or any other drug of
whatever kind-
(a) is, or is likely to be,
productive,if improperly used, of
ill effects substantially of the same
character or nature as, or analogous
to, those produced by morphine or
cocaine; or
(6) is capable of being con-
verted into a substance which is,
or is likely to be, productive, if
improperly used, of such effects,
the Governor in Council may by order
declare that this Part of this Act shall
apply to that new derivative or alkaloid
or other drug in the same manner as it
applies to the drugs mentioned in sub-
section (1) of this section.
(3) The Governor in Council may
by order apply this Part of this
Act, with such modifications as may
be specified in the order, to any
of the following drugs, that is to say,
methylmorphine (commonly known as
codeine), ethylmorphme (commonly
known as dionin) and their respective
salts.
(4) If the Governor in Council
thinks fit by order to declare that
a finding with respect to a preparation
containing any of the drugs to which
this Part of this Act applies has, in
pursuance of Article 8 of the Geneva
Convention (No. 1) been communicated
by the Economic and Social Council of
the United Nations to the parties to the
said Convention, the provisions of this
Part of this Act shall, as from such
date as may be specified in the order,
cease to apply to the preparation speci-
fied therein.".








LEEWARD 6 Dangerous Dr'gls (Amendniment) No, of 1954,
ISLANDS.
7. Paragraph (a) of clause 2 introduces the new
definition of "ecgoninc" contained in section 10 of the
Imperial Act of 1951, and paragraph (b) affects an amend-
ment to the Colony's Act along the lines of subsection (2)
of section 23 of the said Act.

8. Paragraph (c) of clause 2 amends the definition of
" Senior Medical Officer" consequent on the abolition of
the office of Federal Senior Medical Officer, and Clauses 3
and 4 effect two minor amendments to the Colony's Act.


P. CECIL L-EWIS,
Attorney General.


18th March, 1954.


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No.
0


of 1954. Public holidays.


-LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. of 1954.

An Act to make provision for Public Holidays
and respecting obligations to make payments
and do other acts on such Public Holidays,

ENACTED by the Legislature of the Lee.
ward Islands as follows:-

1. This Act may be cited as the Public
Holidays Act, 1954,

2. The several days in the Schedule to
this Act mentioned (which days are hereinafter
referred to as public holidays), shall be kept as
close holidays in all banks, shops or stores where
goods are sold, and-at the several public offices
in the Colony, and all bills of exchange and
promissory notes which are due and payable on
any such public holiday shall be payable and, in
case of non-payment, may be noted and protested
on the next following day, and not on any public
holiday; and any such noting or protest shall
be as valid as if made on the day on which the
bill or note was made due and payable; and for
all the purposes of this Act the day next follow-
ing a public holiday shall mean the next follow-
ing day on which a l;ill of exchange may be law-
fully noted or protested.

3. When the day on which any notice of
dishonour of any unpaid bill of exchange or pro-
missory note should be given, or when the day
on which a bill of exchange or promissory note
should be presented or received for acceptance,
or accepted, or forwarded to any referee or
referees, is a public holiday, such notice of dis-
honour shall be given and such bill of exchange


LEEWARD
ISLANDS.


Short title.


Days noted in
Schedule to
be kept as
public
holidays.















Provisions
where day of
notice of dis-
honour or
presentation
falls on a
holiday.








Publi' Holidays.


No. of 1954.


LEEWARD
ISLANDS.




No persons
obliged to
make pay-
ment etc. on
holidays.







Power to
Governor in
Council to
appoint
special public
holidays and
to change day
fixed for a
public
holiday.




















Power of
Governor in
Council to
appoint
special pnbhli
holidays far
Presidencies.


or promissory note shall be presented or for-
warded on the day next following such public
holiday.

4. No person shall be colipellable to make
any payment or to do any act upon such public
holidays, which he would not be compellable to
do or make on Christmas Day or Good Friday;
and the obligation to make such payment and do
such act shall apply to the day following such
public holiday, and the making of such payment
and doing such act on such following day shall
be equivalent to paymn('lt of the money or per-
formance of the act on the holiday.

5. It shall be lawful for the Governor from
time to time with the advice of the Executive
Council of the Leeward Islands to issue a
proclamation-

(a) appointing a special day or part of
a day to be reserved as a public holiday
throughout the Colony, and any day or part
of a day so appointed shall be kept as a
close holiday in all banks, shops, stores and
public offices aforesaid in the Colony, and
shall; as regards bills of exchange and pro-
missory notes he deemed to be a public
holiday for all purposes of this Act;
(b) when it is made to appear to him
in any special case that in any year it is
inexpedient that a day by this Act appointed
a public holiday should he a public holiday,
declaring that such day shall not in such
year be a public holiday, and appointing
such other day as to him may seem fit to be
a public holiday, instead of such day. and
thereupon the day so appointed shall in sluclh
year be substituted for the day originally
appointed by this Act.

6. It shall be lawful for the Governor front
time to time with the advice of the L'xecutive
Council of a Presidency to issue a Proclamationl
appointing' a special day or part 'of day to be
reserved as a public holidy;l il such Fresidenlcy
and any day or part of a day so appointed shall








No. of 1954. Public Holidays. 3


be kept as a close holiday in all banks, shops,
stores and public offices aforesaid in the Presi-
dency and shall, as regards bills of exchange and
promissory notes he deemed to be a public holi-
day for all purposes of this Act.

7. Nothing in this Act shall-

(a) prevent the opening of a drug store
or drug shop on a public holiday in case of
necessity for making up prescriptions and
supplying drugs;

(b) be deemed to prohibit the opening
of any public market or the sale at any place
of any article of food or drink up to the
hour of nine o'clock in the morning.


8. Notwithstanding anything contained in
this Act the Governor with the advice of the
Executive Council of a Presidency, may from
time to time, by oruer published in the Gazette
permit any class of shop specified in such order
to be kept open on a public holiday in such
Presidency or any part thereof during such hours
and subject to such terms and conditions as may
be prescribed by such order.

9. For the purposes of sections 6 and 8 of
this Act the expression Governor shall mean
the officer for the time being administering the
government of a Presidency.

10. Any person after the coming into
operation of this Act who keeps open any bank,
shop, store or public office- in contravention of
the provisions of this Act, or fails to comply
with the provisions of any order made under
section 8 of this Act shall be lia-,!e on summary
conviction to a penalty not exceeding two hun-
dred and fifty dollars


LEEWARD
ISLANDS.


Exceptions.


Provision
for opening of
shops and
stores.








Definition of
" Governor"'
for purposes
of sections 6
and 8.


Penalty fot
opening on
public
lholidmyvs.


11. The Banik Holidays Act is hereby Cap. 114.
repealed.







LEEWARD 4
ISLANDS.


Public Holidays,


No, of 1954,


Commencement, 12. This Act shall come into operation on
a day to be appointed by the Governor by prq,
clamation published in the Gazette,


President.

Passed the General Legislative Council this
day of 1954,


Clerk of the Council,


SCHEDULE.


The anniversary of the birth of the Sovereign or the day, of which due
public notice shall be given, appointed to be kept as the Sovereign's
birthday.
The anniversary of the birth of the Heir to the Throne,
The first day of January in each year.
Empire Day, being the twenty-fourth day of May.
The twenty-sixth day of December.
If any of the abovementioned days fall on a Sunday the next
following Monday shall be a public holiday.
Easter Monday.
Labour Day (the first Monday in May).
Whit Monday.
The first Monday in August.

NOTE: Sundays, Christmas Day and Good Friddy are observed as
Common Law Holidays.






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$Q, of 1954. Supplementary Ajppropriatmho LEEWARD
19i52). ISLANDS







LEEWARD ISLANDS.

3 No, of 1954.

An Act to sanction certain payments in-excess
of the amount provided by law for the
service of the General Government for the
year ending on the thirty-first day of Decem-
ber, 1952.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Leeward
Islands as follows:-

1. This Act may be cited as the Supplemen- Short title.
tary Appropriation (1952) Act, 1954.

2. The sums of money set forth in the First Legalization
Schedule to this Act, paid under the Warrant of ofepndi-
the Governor for the services mentioned in that
Schedule, are hereby declared to be lawful expendi-
ture on account of the Government of this Colony
for the service of the year ending on the thirty-
first day of December, 1952, and their total amount
to be chargeable upon the several Presidencies in
I the proportions specified in the Second Schedule to
this Act.

President
Passed the General Legislative Council this
day of 1954.


Clerk of the Council.









LEBWARD
ISLAND DS.


2 Supplementary Appropriation
(1952).


FIRST SCHEDULE.

HEAD.

II. Governor ...


III. Secretariat

VI. Judicial

XI. Education

XIV. Miscellaneous


695.60
695.60


... 116.97

... 1280.37

120.10

47158.67


49371.81


SECOND SCHEDULE,


APPORTIONMENT.


Antigua:
General Services

St. Kitte:
General Services

Montserrat:
General Services

Virgin Islands:
General Services


.... z(1 19,896.84


i.. 1% 24,636.53


S rH 3,752.26


rs. o 1,086.18

49,371.81


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LEEWARD ISLANDS.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT,


STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1954, No. 31.

THE POST OFFICE (AMENDMENT) RULES, 1954, DATED JULY 22,
1954, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL UNDER SECTION 3 OF
THE POST OFFICE ACT (CAP. 123).


1. CITATION. These Rules may be cited as the Post Office
(Amendment) Rules, 1954, and shall be read as one with the Post Office
Rules, 1934 (S.R. & 0. 1934 No. 35) as amended, hereinafter called the
Principal Rules.
2. SUBSTITUTION OF RULE 12. The following shall be substitu-
ted for rule 12 of the Principal Rules:-
"12. RATES OF POSTAGE &c. (1) There shall be charged
and payable in each Presidency of the Colony on postal packets
originating in and despatched from each such Presidency (except
postal packets intended for transmission by air and parcels) the
prepaid rates of postage set out as respects each such Presidency in
Schedule C to these Rules,
(2) The prepaid rates of postage on parcels despatched from
each Presidency of the Colony other than those intended for trans-
mission by air shall be such amounts as may be prescribed for each
such Presidency from time to time by a notification of the Governor
in Council published in the Gazette:
Provided that such amounts shall not exceed seventy-two cents
for each pound whether expressed by the pound or scales not
exceeding three, seven, eleven and twenty-two pounds or otherwise.
(3) The rates in Schedule D to these Rules shall be payable in
each Presidency of the Colony for the miscellaneous services
specified therein in respect of such services.".
3. AMENDMENT OF RULE 16. Rule 16 of the Principal Rules is
hereby amended by the deletion of subrule (6) thereof.
4. SUBSTITUTION OF SCHEDULE C. The following Schedule is
hereby substituted for Schedule C to the Principal Rules:-






7 1 -4


Schedule C;
(a) RATES OF POSTAGE


Rules 12 and 16 (3),
Antigua.


1, Letters and Post-Cards.
(a) To any place in the Presidency:-
LETTERS:
For every two ounces or fraction thereof .... 2c.
POST-CARDS .... Ic.
(b) To any place beyond the Presidency but with-
in the Colony:-
LETTERS:
For every two ounces or fraction thereof .... Sc.
POST-CARDS .... 2c.
(c) To Great Britain and Ireland, India, Pakistan,
British Dominions, Colonies or Protecto-
rates, Mandated Territories (except Trans-
Jordan), Her Majesty's Ships in Home or
Foreign Waters, Egypt, and the British
Post Office at Tangiers:-
LETTERS:
Not exceeding one ounce .... 5c.
For every additional ounce or fraction thereof .... 3c.
POST-CARDS .... 4c.
(d) To all other places:-
LETTERS:
Not exceeding one ounce .... 8c.
For every additional ounce or fraction thereof .... 5c.
POST-CARDS .... 5c.
2. Newspapers and Electioneering Circulars. (1) Newspapers pub-
lished and registered in the Colony and Electioneering Circulars in
connection with public elections:-
(a) To any place in the Presidency:
For every copy not exceeding 4 ozs. in weight .... -c.
For every additional 4 ozs. or fraction thereof .... ic.
(b) To any place beyond the Presidency but
within the Colony:
For every copy not exceeding 4 ozs. in weight .... 1Ic.
For every additional 4 ozs. or fraction thereof .... l1c.
The rate shall be a rate for each copy, and if two or more copies are
sent in a single packet, each copy shall be liable to the same postage as
if posted separately, provided that in no case shall a copy or a packet
of such copies be chargeable with a higher rate than that chargeable on a
printed paper of the same weight.
To destinations outside the Colony the rate shall be the same as for
printed papers.









(a) RATES OF POSTAGE-(cont'd).


(2) Other Newspapers-The rate shall be the same as that provided
for printed papers.
3. Printed Papers and Commercial Papers. Printed papers to all
places:-
For every two ounces or fraction thereof .... 2c.
Commercial Papers to all places:
Not exceeding eight ounces .... 8c.
For every two ounces thereafter or fraction
thereof .... 2c.
4. Samples
To all places:-
Not exceeding four ounces .... 4c.
For every two ounces thereafter or fraction
thereof .... 2c.
6. Small Packets. To all places to which the service applies:-
Not exceeding eight ounces .... 16c.
For every two ounces thereafter or fraction
thereof ... 4c.
6. Blind Literature. Packets containing papers impressed for use of
the Blind:-
To all places .... Free


7. Insurance Fees. Not exceeding $96 insured
value
8. Insured Boxes. Special rate of postage to all
places to which the service applies:-
Not exceeding ten ounces
For every two ounces thereafter or fraction
thereof
(In addition to the insurance fee and registration fee).


16c.


30c.

6c.


(b) RATES OF POSTAGE Saint Christopher, Nevis
and Anguilla.
1. Letters and Post-Cards.
(a) To any place in the Presidency:-
LETTERS:
For every two ounces or fraction thereof .... 2c.
POST CARDS .. c.
(b) To any place beyond the Presidency but with-
in the Colony:-
LETTERS:
For every two ounces or fraction there .... 3c.
POST-CARDS ... 2c.


Antigua..









-(b) RATES OF POSTAGE-(cont'd).


Saint Christopher, Nevis
and Anguilla.


(c) To Great Britain and Ireland, India, British
Dominions, Colonies or Protectorates, Man-
dated Territories (except Trans-Jordan)
Her Majesty's ships in Home or Foreign
Waters, Egypt and the British Post Office
at Tangiers:-
LETTERS:
Not exceeding one ounce
For every additional ounce or fraction thereof
POST-CARDS
(d) To all other places:-
LETTERS:
Not exceeding one ounce
For every additional ounce or fraction thereof
POST-CARDS


5c.
3c.
4c.


8c.
5c.
.. -5c.


2. Newspapers and Electioneering Circulars. (1) Newspapers pub-
lished and registered in the Colony and Electioneering Circulars
in connection with public elections:--
(a) To any place in the Presidency:
For every copy not exceeding 4 ozs. in weight .... 2c.
For every additional 4 ozs. or fraction thereof ....c.
(b) To any place beyond the Presidency but with-
in the Colony:
For every copy not exceeding 4 ozs. in weight ... 1c.
For every additional 4 ozs. or fraction thereof ... c.
The rate shall be a rate for each copy, and if two or more copies are
sent in a single packet, each copy shall be liable to the same postage as if
posted separately, provided that in no case shall a copy or a packet of
such copies be chargeable with a higher rate than that chargeable on a ,
printed paper of the same weight.
To destinations outside the Colony the rate shall be the same as for
Printed Papers.
(2) Other Newspapers-The rate shall be the same as that
provided for Printed Papers.

3. -Printed Papers and Connmercial Papers. Printed papers to all
places:-
For first 2 ounces .... 3c,
Each additional 2 ounces .... lc,
Commercial Papers to all places:
Not exceeding 12 ounces .. c.
For every 2 ounces thereafter or fraction
thereof ,. -lc.








(b) RATES OF POSTAGE-(cont d). Saint Christopher, Nevis
and Anguilla.
4. Samples.
Not exceeding two ounces .... 3c.
Every additional 2 ounces or fraction thereof .... Ic.
5. Small Packets
Not exceeding 10 ounces .. 15c.
Every additional 2 ounces or fraction thereof .... 3c.
6. Blind Literature. Packets containing papers impressed for use of
the Blind:-
To alr places Free
7. Insurance Fees.
Not exceeding $96 insured value .... 14c.
8. Insured Boxes. Special rate of postage to all places to which the
service applies:-
Not exceeding 10 ounces .... 30c.
For every additional 2 ounces thereafter or
fraction thereof .... 6c.
(In addition to the insurance fee and registration fee).
(c) RATES OF POSTAGE -Montserrat.
1. Letters and Post-Cards.
(a) To any place in the Presidency:-
LETTERS:
For every two ounces or fraction thereof .... 2c.
POST-CARDS .... Ic.
(b) To any place beyond the Presidency but within the Colony:--
LETTERS:
For every two ounces or fraction thereof .... 3c.
POST-CARDS .... 2c.
(c) To Great Britain and Ireland, India, Pakis-
tan, British Dominions, Colonies or Protec-
torates, Mandated Territories (except
Trans-Jordan), Her Majesty's Ships in
Home or Foreign AVatere, Egypt and the
British Post Office at Tangiers:-
LETTERS:
Not exceeding one ounce .... 5c.
For every additional ounce or fraction thereof .... 3c.
POST-CARDS .... 4c.
(d) To all other places:-
LETTERS:
Not exceeding one ounce ... 8c.
For every additional ounce or fraction thereof .... 5c,









(c) RATES OF POSTAGE-(cont'd). Montserrat.
POST-CARDS .... 5c.
2. Newspapers and /i7, /t'"'di t ritj Circulars. (1) Newspapers pub-
lished and registered in the Colony an: Electioneering Circulars in
connection with public elections:-
*(a) To any place in the Presidency:
For any copy not exceeding 4 ozs in weight .... ic.
For every additional 4ozs. or fraction thereof .... c.
(b) To any place beyond the Presidency but with-
in the Colony:
For every copy not exceeding 4 ozs. in
weight ... 1lc.
For every additional 4 oza. or fraction thereof .... lic.
The rate shall be a rate for each copy, and if two or more copies are
sent in a single packet, each copy shall be liable to the same postage as if
posted separately, provided that in no case shall a copy or a packet of
such copies be chargeable with a higher rate than that chargeable on a
printed paper of the same weight.
To destinations outside the Colony the rate shall be the same as for
printed papers.
(2) Other Newspapers-The rate shall be the same as that provided
for printed papers.
3. Printed Papers and Commercial Papers. Printed papers to all
places:-
For every two ounces or fraction thereof .... 2c.
Commercial papers to all places:-
Not exceeding eight ounces .... 8c.
For every two ounces thereafter or fraction thereof 2c.
4. Samples
To all places;-
Not exceeding four ounces 4c.
For every two ounces thereafter or fraction
thereof .... 2c.
5. Small Packets. To all places to which the service applies:-
Not exceeding eight ounces .... 16c.
For every two ounces thereafter or fraction thereof 4c.
6. Blind Literature. Packets containing papers impressed for use of
the Blind:-
To all places Free
7. Phonopost
To all places:-.
Not exceeding one ounce ... 6c.
For every additional ounce or fraction thereof 4c.
8. Insurance Fees.
Not exceeding $96 insured value .... 16c,








(c) RATES OF POSTAGUE-(coft'd)


Montserrat.


9. Insured Boxes. Special rate of postage to all places to which the
service applies:-
Not exceeding ten ounces .... 30c.
For every two ounces thereafter or fraction
thereof .... 6c.
(In addition to the insurance fee and registration fee).


(d) RATES OF POSTAGE
1. Letters and Post-Cards.


S Virgin Islands.


(a) To any place in the Presidency:-
LETTERS:
For every two ounces or fraction thereof
POST CARDS
(b) To any place beyond the Presidency but with-
in the Colony: -
LETTERS:
For every two ounces or fraction thereof
( POST-CARDS
(c) To Great Britain and Ireland, India, Pakistan,
SBritish Dominions, British Colonies or
Protectorates, Mandated Territories (ex-
cept Trans-Jordon) Her Majesty's Ships
in Home or Foreign Waters, Egypt, and
the British Post Office at Tangiers:-
LETTERS:
Not exceeding one ounce
For every additional ounce or fraction thereof
POST-CARDS
(d) To all other places:-
LETTERS:
Not exceeding one ounce
For every additional ounce or fraction thereof
POST-CARDS


2c.
Ic.



3c.
2c.







5c.
4c.
4c.


8c.

5c.


2. Newspapers and Electioneering Circulars. (1) Newspapers pub-
lished and registered in the Colony and Electioneering Circulars
in connection with public elections:-
(a) To any place in the Presidency:
For every copy not exceeding 4 ozs. in weight ... c.
For every additional 4ozs. or fraction thereof ... c.
(b) To any place beyond the Presidency but with-
in the Colony:
For every copy not exceeding 4 ozs. in weight ... .c.
For every additional 4 ozs. or fraction thereof ... lic.









The rate shall be a rate for each copy, and if two or more copies are
sent in a single packet, each copy shall be liable to the same postage.as if
posted separately, provided that in no case shall a copy or a packet of
such copiesbe chargeable with a higher rate than that chargeable on a
printed paper of the same weight.
(c) To all other places-the same as for printed papers.
(2) Other Newspapers--the rate shall be the same as for printed
papers.


3. Printed Papers and Commercial Papers.
places:-


Printed papers to all


For every two ounces or fraction thereof ... 2c.
Commercial Papers to all places:
Not exceeding eight ounces ... 8c.
For every two ounces thereafter or fraction thereof ... 2c.
4. Samples. To all places:-
Not exceeding four ounces .... 4c.
For every two ounces thereafter or fraction thereof .... 2c.
5. Small Packets. To all places to which the service applies:-
Not exceeding ten ounces .... 16c.
For every two ounces thereafter or fraction thereof ... 3c.
6. Blind Literature. Packets containing papers impressed for use of
the blind:-
To all places Free
7. Insurance Fees. Not exceeding $96 insured value .... 16c.
8. Insured Boxes. Special rate of postage to all places to which the
service applies:-
Not exceeding ten ounces .... 30c.
For every additional two ounces thereafter or
fraction thereof .... 6c.
(In addition to the insurance fee and registration fee).
5. COMMENCEMENT. These Rules shall come into operation on
the 15th day of August, 1954.
Made by the Governor in Council this 22nd day of July, 1954.
A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.

ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Goveanmant Printing Offlce, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLAOKMAN. E D., Government Printer.-ByAuthority.
1954.
62/00033 II-586-7.54. [Prics 10 cents]







LEEWARD ISLANDS.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1954, No. 32.
T'HE STAMPS (INVALIDATION) ORDER, 1954, DATED JULY 22,
1954, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL UNDER SEC-
TIONS 4 AND 5 OF THE STAMP ACT (CAP. 135) AS
AMKNDED.

1. CITATION. This Order may be cited as the Stamps
(Invalidation) Order, 1954.,

2. INVALIDATION OF STAMPS. The stamps originally
authorisel for use by and under the Order in Council set forth
in the Schedule to this Order, and the continued use whereof
was authorised by the Stamps (Continuance of Use) Order,
1953 (S. R. & 0. 195., No. 21) shall, as from the 1st day of
February, 1955, no longer be valid for the payment of postage
or stamp duties:

Provided that any person who is in possession of any
such stamps may, at any time between the 1st day of
February, 1955, and the 30th day of April, 1955, apply-

(a) in respect of a Leeward Islands stamp, to
any Post Office in the Colony; and

(b) in respect of a Presidential stamp, to any
Post Office in the Presidency of issue,

to have such stamps exchanged for and replaced by a valid
stamp or valid stamps of equal value.

Made by the Governor in Council this 22nd day of July,
1954.
A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.
SCHEDULE.
The Stamps (Silver Wedding Commemoration) Order, 1948
(S. R. & 0. 1948, No. 30).
ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN, Government Printer.-Bv Authority.
1954.
62/00009-490-7.54. Price 3 cents.




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