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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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Table of Contents
    Main
        Page 167
        Page 168
        Page 169
    Leeward Islands - Act, No. 11 of 1954: Currency (Amendment) Act, 1954
        Page A 1
        Page A 2
    Leeward Islands - Act, No. 12 of 1954: Virgin Islands (Commissioner of the Supreme Court) Validation Act, 1954
        Page B 1
        Page B 2
        Page B 3
    Leeward Islands - Act, No. 13 of 1954: Magistrates Code of Procedure (Amendment) Act, 1954
        Page C 1
        Page C 2
        Page C 3
        Page C 4
        Page C 5
        Page C 6
        Page C 7
        Page C 8
        Page C 9
        Page C 12
        Page C 13
        Page C 14
        Page C 15
        Page C 16
        Page C 17
    Leeward Islands - Act, No. 14 of 1954: Forgery Act, 1954
        Page D 1
        Page D 2
        Page D 3
        Page D 4
        Page D 5
        Page D 6
        Page D 7
        Page D 8
        Page D 9
        Page D 10
        Page D 11
        Page D 12
        Page D 13
        Page D 14
        Page D 15
        Page D 16
    Leeward Islands - Act, No. 15 of 1954: Evidence (Amendment) Act, 1954
        Page E 1
        Page E 2
    Leeward Islands - Act, No. 16 of 1954: Travelling and Subsistence Allowance (Repeal) Act 1954
        Page F 1
    Leeward Islands - Act, No. 17 of 1954: Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act, 1954
        Page G 1
        Page G 2
        Page G 3
        Page G 4
    Leeward Islands - Act, No. 18 of 1954: Telecommunications (Amendment) Act, 1954
        Page H 1
        Page H 2
    Leeward Islands - Act, No. 19 of 1954: Public Holidays Act, 1954
        Page I 1
        Page I 2
        Page I 3
        Page I 4
    Leeward Islands - Act, No. 20 of 1954: Small Tenements (Amendment) Act, 1954
        Page J 1
        Page J 2
        Page J 3
        Page J 4
    Leeward Islands - Act, No. 21 of 1954: Supplementary Appropriation (1952) Act, 1954
        Page K 1
        Page K 2
    General Government - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 35 of 1954: Leeward Island Scholarship Rules, 1954
        Page L 1
        Page L 2
        Page L 3
        Page L 4
    General Government - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 36 of 1954: Colonial Lunatic Asylum (Maintenance) Regulations, 1954
        Page M 1
    Antigua - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 18 of 1954: Sugar Export Cess (Amendment) Regulations, 1954
        Page N 1
    Antigua - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 19 of 1954: Animals (Importation) Control (Amendment No. 2) Regulations, 1954
        Page O 1
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THE LEEWARD ISLANDS

GAZETTE.

tublisbet be hutbhoritp.

VOL. LXXXII. THURSDAY, 2ND SEPTEMBER, 1954. No. 42.


Notices. -


It is hereby notified for geng
formation that His E xce
the Governor, Sir K
BLACKBURNE, K.C.M.G., O.
expected to return from the
Kingdom on Saturday, tht
September, 1954.
The Secretariat,
Antigua.
S1st September, 1954.
tM.P. P.F. 34.


BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS.

A PROCLAMATION.
P. D. MACDONALD,
Acting Governor.
WHEREAS by section 107 of the
Virgin Islands Constitution and Elec-
tions Ordinance, 1954 (No. 7/1954) it
is provided that the said Ordinance
shall come into operation on such day
as the Governor may by Proclamation
published in the Gazette appoint and
that different days may be appointed
* for the purpose of different provisions
' of the said Ordinance:
AND WHEREAS by a Proclama-
tion dated 18th June, 1954 (S.R. & O.
1954, No. 7 of the Virgin Islands)
issued by the Governor of the Lee-
ward Islands, section 2 and Part III
of the said Ordinance were brought
into operation on the 19th day of
June, 1954:
AND WHEREAS it is expedient
that the remaining provisions of tlhe
said Ordinance should now be brought
into operation.
NOW THEREFORE, I, PATRICK
DONALD MACDONALD, a Companion
of the Most Distinguished Order of
Saint Michael and Saint George,
Acting Governor and Commander in
Chief in and over the Colony of the
Leeward Islands and Vice Admiral of
the same, do by this my Proclama-
tion declare that the Virgin Islands
Constitution and Elections Ordinance,
1954 (No. 7/1954) other than section
2 and Part III of the said Ordinance
shall come into operation on the 2nd
day of September, 1954.


K
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AND all Her Majesty's loving sub-
the Presidency of the Virgin
ICE all others whom it may
n ereby required to take
due enot e~ 'eof and to give their
ready obe Ye accordingly.
,,*Blt' hit Government House,
Antigq~ is 30th day of August,
1954/i in the third year of
H 'sty's reign.
*C SAVE THE QUEEN!

BY THE GOVERNOR
A PROCLAMATION.
ALEC LOVELACE,
Administrator.

WHEREAS by section 19 of the
Fire Brigades Ordinance, 1953 (No.
11 of 1953) it is provided that the
said Ordinance shall come into opera-
tion on such day as the Governor
may appoint by proclamation in the
Gazette:
NOW THEREFORE, I, ALEC
LOVELACE, a Member of the Most
Excellent Order of the British Empire,
Administrator of the Presidency of
Antigua, do by this my proclamation
declare that the said Ordinance shall
come into operation on the 15th day
of September, 1954.
AND all Her Majesty's loving
subjects in the Presidency of Antigua
and all others are hereby required to
take due notice hereof and to give
their ready obedience accordingly.
GIVEN at the Administrator's Ofice,
Antigua, this 26th day of
August, 1954, in the third year
of Her Majesty's reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!

BY THE COMMISSIONER OF THE
PRESIDENCY OF THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS.

A PROCLAMATION.
H. A. C. HOWARD,
Commissioner.
WHEREAS it is provided by sub-
section (3) of section 49 of the Virgin
Islands Constitution and Elections
Ordinance, 1954 (No. 7/1954) that the
copy of the list of voters for an elec-
toral district transmitted to the Su-


pervisor of Elections by the Revising
Officer shall be deemed to be the
Register of Voters for that electoral
district and shall come into force on
such date as the Commissioner may
by Proclamation appoint.
NOW, THEREFORE, I HENRY
ANTHONY CAMILLO HOWARD, Com-
missoner of the Presidency of the
Virgin Islands, do hereby appoint
Thursday the 2nd day of September,
1954 as the date on which the Regis-
ter of Voters for each electoral dis-
trict in tl:e Presidency shall come
into force.
AND all Her Majesty's loving sub-
jects in the Presidency of the Virgin
Islands and all others whom it may
concern are hereby required to take
due notice hereof and to give their
ready obedience accordingly.
GIVEN at the Commissioner's
Office at Tortola in the Virgin Is-
lands this 30th day of August, 1954,
and in the third year of Her Maj-
esty's reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!

His Excellency the Acting Governor
has been pleased to appoint Mr. N. E.
A. HARRIGAN to be an Official
Member of the Executive Council of
the Virgin Islands, in the place of
Mr. McW. TODMAN, with effect from
the 1st September, 1954, and until
the 1st October. 1955, or the return
of Mr. TODMAN, whichever is the
earlier.

The Secretariat,
Antigua,
27th August, 1954.
Ref. No. C. 18/00008.

In accordance with the provisions
of Section 12 of the Land Acquisition
Act No. 11 of 1944, His Excellency
the Acting Governor has caused a
Board of Assessment to be appointed
to determine all questions and claims
relating to the payment of compen-
sation in connexion with the acquisi-
tion of a part of Dagenham Estate in
the Presidency of Montserrat for the
purpose of erecting a Secondary/Se-
nior School.
2. The Board will be constituted
of-
The Honourable Mr. Justice
W. A. DATE, Chairman;







Mr. W. O. PETERS, appointed
by the Governor; and,
Mr. PAUL HOLLENDER, nomi-
nated by the owners of the
land to be acquired.

The Secretariat,
Antigua.
30th A ugust, 1954.
(C.2.O. M.P. 66/00021-II).

No. 81.

The following Acts and Statutory
Rules and Orders are circulated with
this Gazette and form part thereof:-

ACTS.

Leeward Islands.

No. 11 of 1954, "The Currency
(Amendment) Act, 1954."
2 pp. Price 4 cents.
No. 12 of 1954, "The Virgin Is-
lands (Commissioner of the Supreme
Court) Validation Act, 1954."
3 pp. Price 5 cents.
No. 13 of 1954, The Magistrate's
Code of Procedure (Amendment) Act,
1954." 17 pp Price 19 cents.

No. 14 of 1954, 'The Forgery Act,
1954." 16 pp Price 18 cents.

No. 15 of 1954, "The Evidence
Amendment) Act, 1954."
2 pp. Price 4 cents.
No. 16 of 1954, "The Travelling
and Subsistence Allowance (Repeal)
Act, 1954." 1pp Price 3 cents.
No. 17 of 1954, "The Dangerous
Drugs (Amendment) Act, 1954."
4 pp. Price 6 cents.
No. 18 of 1954, "The Telecommu-
nications (Amendment) Act, 1954."
2 pp. Price 4 cents.
No. 19 of 1954, "The Public Holi-
days Act, 1954." 4 pp. Price 6 cents.

No. 20 of 1954, "The Small Tene-
ments, (Amendment) Act, 1954."
4 pp. Price 6 cents.

No. 21 of 1954, "The Supplemen-
tary Appropriation (1952) Act, 1954."
2 pp. Price 4 cents.

STATUTORY RULES & ORDERS.
General Government.

No. 35 of 1954, "The Leeward
islands Scholarship Rules, 1954."
4 pp. Price 6 cents.

No. 36 of 1951, "The Colonial
Lunatic Asylum (Maintenance) Regu-
lations, 1954." 1 pp. Price 3 cents.

Antigua.

No. 18 of 1954, The Sugar Export
Cess ( Amendm en t) Regulations,
1954." 1 pp. Price 3 cents.
No. 19 of 1954, "The Animals
(Importation) Control (Amendment
No. 2) Regulations. 1954."
1 pp. Price 3 cents.


infol
State
the
stanaimn to Th~aod b f th PriWe
Stabilization fund being diverted to
the Rehabilitation Fund and Labour
Welfare Fund.

2. The Sugar Export Cess Regula-
tions, 1947, have accordingly been
amended to allow the Governor-in-
Council to allocate any portion of the
Price Stabilization Fund to be paid
to the Rehabilitation or Labour
Welfare Funds for meeting any
special needs of the sugar industry.

3. The above diversion is mainly
because of current economic condi-
tions in Antigua owing to drought.
It will also assist the sugar industry
to tide over a particularly difficult
year and will, it is hopdd, put more
money in circulation when most
required.

Administrator's Office,
St. John's,
Antigua.
27th August, 1954.
Ref. No. A. 71/8--I.

Tenders for Groceries etc.

The following tenders have been
accepted for the period ending 31st
December, 1954 for the supply of the
undermentioned items to Government
Institutions:-
PAYNTER'S DAIRY-
Milk delivered at 14c. per bottle.

A. BARRETTO-
Milk delivered at 14c. per bottle.
EUGENE JARDINE-
Bread delivered at 15c. per lb.
NORRIS ROBERTS-
Meat-Beef (Steak)-46c. per lb.
Sirloin 35c. per lb.
Liver 29c. ,,
Pork 36c. ,,
J. PIGOTT-
Cornmeal (Imported) at $12.48 per
100 lb. bag.
BUSINESS BUREAU-
Cornmeal (Local) at -12.00 per
100 lb. bag.
JOSEPH DEW & SON, LTD.-
Kerosene oil at wholesale price on
the date of delivery, less 21% and less
duty.

Administrator's Office,
St. John's,
Antigua.
26th August, 1954.
Ref. No. A: 41136.
N.B. This notice is in substitution
for that dated 20th August,
1954, which appeared in
Gazette of Thursday 26th
August, 1954.


A- PICTURES COR-
FkRATION of 729 Seventh Avenue,
have applied for Registration of one
Trade Mark consisting of the follow-
ing:-


in Class VIII that is to say:- Motion
picture films with or without sound,
words and music.
The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods for 14 years
before the date of their said Appli-
cation.
Any person may within three
months from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the Leeward Islands Gazette,,'!-"
notice in duplicate at the Trade Marks
Office, Antigua, of opposition to regis-
tration of the said Trade Mark.

J. D. B. RENWICK,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


Crown Land Applications

Applications in connection with
Crown Lands are notified in the
Gazette for the purpose of giving any
person an opportunity of making any
representation to this Office in rela-
tion to any such application.
Such applications will be inserted
in at least three separate issues of the
Gazette before they will be dealt with
by the Governor, so that applicants
must be prepared for this delay.
The undermentioned applications
are hereby notified.
By Order,
E. T. HENRY,

Clerk to the Administrator.

Administrator's Office,
Antigua.
14th August, 1954.
Ref. No. A. 46127.






2 September, 1954] TI

To Purchase.


All those pieces or parcels of land
situate at Matthews Estate in the
Parish of Saint Paul in the Island of
Antigua all as the same are delineated
on maps or plans of tllh said area
prepared by Mr. MICHAEL ST. CLAIR
BATSON Licensed Surveyor and con-
taiining the areas set out as follows:-


LOT
,

,*
rt
,,
,,
,,
1,


No. 9B
,, 10A
S46
S53
,, 71
S83
,, 98
102
,, 103
,, 105


4.318 acres
3.920 ,,
5,000 sq. fi.
2.532 acres
0.795 ,,
1.083 ,,
.64 ,,
1.951
0.849 ,,
1.330 ,,


Vacancy for Quantity Survey-
or, Housing Department,
British Guiana.

Applications are invited from suita-
bly qualified persons for the post of
Quantity Surveyor, Housing Depart-
ment, British Guiana.

2. The post is on the permanent
and pensionable establishment of the
Colony and is at present on the salary
scale $3,600 (750) x $144 (30)-
$4,320 (900) per annum, plus a
temporary cost of living allowance of
$300 (62 10s.) per annum, but some
improvement in those emlnments
may be expected to result from the
general revision of the salaries of
public officers now being undertaken.


IE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


3. The duties of the post require
that applicants should possess a sound
knowledge of surveying and valua-
tion of properties, taking off quanti-
ties from architectural drawings and
specifications, measuring variations
on building contracts, measuring
work executed and preparing esti-
mates for works and bills of quanti-
ties. The candidate selected will also
be required to undertak- such other
duties as may from time to time be
required of him by the Chief Archi-
tect or other duly authorized officer.

QUALIFICATIONS:--~

Candidates should be qualified
Quantity Surveyors holding a certifi-
cate as a Corporate Member of the
Royal Institution of Chartered Sur-
veyors, or an approved qualification
of similar status.

4. Applicants should preferably
be between the ages of 25 and 40
years.

5. The successful candidate will
be required to pass the usual medical
examination for admission to the
Public Service and may be required
to serve a probationary period of one
year in the first instance. He will
be subject on appointment to the
Colonial Regulations and to local
General Orders and instructions in
force for the. time being in so far as
they are applicable.

6. Vacation leave is earned at the
rate of five days for each completed
month of resident service up to a
maximum of six months, subject to a


minimum tour of two years' resident
service. The officer would also be
eligible for "assisted passages" for
himself and wife only when travel-
ling to and from leave, subject to the
provision of funds annually by the
Legislative Council and to the re-
quirements of the Public Officers
Leave (Passages) Regulations.

7. Applications stating name in
full, date and year of birth, qualifica-
tions and experience, and accom-
panied by copies of at least two
recent testimonials, sh ou 1 d be
addressed to the Chief Establishment
Officer, Central Secretariat-Estab-
lishment Department, and must reach
him not later than the 31st August,
1954.

8. Candidates already in the Pub-
lic Service must submit their applica-
tions through the normal official
channels.

Ref. No. 13/00004-II.


RAINFALL FIGURES.
Central Experiment Station,
Antigua.


Jain.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug. 28


1950.
5.41
2.52
1.58
2.44
2.06
1.66
1.85
10.71


1951.
3.60
1.88
1.09
2.16
10.54
2.74
3.28
7.38


1954.
3.04
2.45
1.08
.49
3.83
3.32
3.47
2.68


28.23 32.67 30.61 19.61 20.36


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


[Prive 99 cents.]








No. 11 of 1954. 'rrc y ( I,,rI iar Jnl). LE\EWARI)
-iSLANDs,
[L. S.
I ASSENT,
P. ). MAC'DNALD,
Acting Governor.
28th XAugust, 1954.

LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. 11 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, 154, and shall be read as one
with the Currency Act, 1950, hereinafter called the 4/195o
Principal Act.
2. The following section is hereby substi- Substitution
tuted for section 11 uf tlh Principal Act:- of e rinc i-
pal Act.
11. If any person makes or causes to be Imitation of
made or uses for any purpose whatsoever, or current "
utters any document purporting to be or in
any wax' resembling or so nearly resembling
as to be calculated to deceive, any currency
note or any part thereof, he shall be liable on
sumtnarv conviction in respect of each such
document to a fine of one hundred 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.".
3. The Principal Act is hereby amended by Insertion of
the insertion therein immediately after section 11 new eotiol.
in the Prin-
of the following section as section 11 A:- cipal A.t
A. Whosoever without lawful au- Mutilating
ihority or excuse (the proof whereof shall or 1e:I.ill.
*' currl OV
lie on the persoi accused) muiintites, cuts, notes
tears or perforates with holes any currency


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LEEWART) 2
ISrLANLS.


( ', rreuc/ (Am1enidment).


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


MAURICE H. DAVIS,
Deputy President.

Plassd the General Legislative Council this
24th day of August, 1951.

A. E. PENN,
'l-rk of the ('ouncti.




























ANTIGUA.
i'linitel alt te ( v;,vriin it 'Pr ini ollce. T.aowv,rd Islands,
i)y E M. B[LA N 1-KI .. .. 'i aiii t i'riator. --]y Authority.


24100003--4)0-- 854.


[L]'r ? ce nts.]


No. 11 of 1)54.







No. 12 of 1954. Vir;i, Tslam is (Con mis'sionr f the LEEWARD)
Sul'l'lr'ow ("Court) Vatliatl/ioll. ISLANDS,
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Acting Governor.
28th August, 1954.

LEE WARD ISLANDS

No. 12 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 Commnissioner 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 Preamble.
(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- 20/1037.
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
the 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 paragraIphsi
(a), (b), (c) and (e) of subsection (3) of section
9A of the said Act:







LEEWARD 2 Virgin I lands (Commissioner of thr No. 12 of 1954.
ISLANDS. S'iprene Court) Validatwn.
AN ) \VHIR EAS doubts have arisen as to
whether the said section 9A conferred power on
tile (;overnor to make the appointments thereby
authorized iv office :as well as by name:

AN[) WHEREAS the said Supreme Court
Act (Cap. 22) was repealed by the Supreme Court
2o/19:39. 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:

ANI) WHEREAS the Commissioner of the
Virgin Islands s as x of,/ii ci Magistrate for District
"J" in the purported exercise of the powers con-
ferred on such Magistrate ,y tlie Conmmiision of
the 28th day of June, 193', did, between the 28th
day of Junri, 1938 and the 28th day of August,
1 94', purport to exercise and perform in the Presi-
dency of the Virgin Islands in the absence there-
from of a J udge 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 andi performed by ai 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 ((Cup. 22)
20/1139. and under section 4 of the Act of 1939, in the
mistaken belief lhat 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 J une, 1938 and the 28th day of
August, 1943:







No. 12 of 1954. Virgin Tslands (Commissioner of the 3 LEEW RD
Supreme Court) Validcattn. ISLAN I)S
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 1 of
the Act of 1939 had been strictly observed and 2u/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.

MAURICE H. DAVIS,
Deputy/ President.

Passed the General Legislative Council thi3
24th day of August, 1954.

A. E. PI.sN,
Clerk of the C(uncil.






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Io. 13 of 1951, MaJ1isirate's ode of Procedure LEEWARD
( A me ciu(itt). ISLANDS,

[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. 1). MACDONALD,
Acting governorr .
28th August, 1951.




LEEWARD ISLANDS.


No. 13 of 1954.

An Act to amend further the ilagistrate's Code
of IProcedure Act and to effect certain con-
sequential amenlldments to local Acts.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Lee-
ward Islands.
1. This Act may be cited as the fIagis- short title.
trate's Code or ProceduIre (Amendment) Ac,,
1954, and shall be read as onhewitl the Mlagis- Ca'.t
trate's Code of Procedure Act, as amended, here-
inafter called the Principal Act.
2. (1) The IPrincipal Act is hereby aminrl- InTsrtion of
i w section
ed by the insertion therein, immediately nftrer in th rinci-
section 12, of the following section as section pal Act.
12A:-
12A. (1) Every District Magistrate .rJ1tices of
shall 1le ,r w*... a Justice of the Peace of the te P1 ce.
Presidency in which his district ii situate.
(2) Except as is otherwise provided in
any Act the (-Governor may. by Warrant under
his hand, appoint anm fit and proper person to
be a Justice of thle Ieace for m-my 1Presidency
and may, in like manner, for si'c cause as
may appear to him sufficient, remove any
Justice of the Peace from hii office.
(3) Every appointment or removal of
a Justice of the Peace shall be notified in the
Gazette."








LEEWARD 2 Magistrate's Code of Procedure No. 13 of 1954.
ISANDS. (Amendmentc).


Proservrt ion
uf appoint-
ments of
Justices of
the Peace.








Amendment of
section 1J of
the Princip;al
Act.




Substitution
of section 33 of
the Principal
Act.


"Information
and complaint.


33. (1) It shall be lawful for any
person to make a complaint against
any person committing an offence
punishable on summary conviction
unless it appears from tlhe enactment
on which the complaint is founded
that any complaint for such offence
shall lie made only by a particular
person or class of persons.


(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 he signed by the police
officer laying or making the same and


(2) It is hereby declared that any person
who, on the coming into force of this _\et, \wa
duly appointed or gazetted as a justicee of the
Peace in and for any Presidency, shall continue
to hold such appointment and be deemed to have
been appointed a Justice of lie IPcacc in accord-
alce with the provisions of section 12A. of the
Principal Act.



3. Section 19 of the Prilcipal Act is hereby
amended by the substitutionl of the words Justice-
of the Peace"' for the words Justices in the
general coirmission of the peace" appearing
thorein.


4. The following section is bereby substi-
tuted for section 33 of the 'Principal Act:-








No. 13 of 1954. I;a/Iistrae',s Code of Prorehtrcer 3
(.1Amendment).

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

(,) No such proceedings shall )e
dismissed by reason only of the failure
of the police officer in change as afore-
said to appear in personI or by counsel
or solicitor, provided h e l represented
by any police otiicer for the time being
present in Court."


5. The Principal Act is hereby amended by
lihe insfrtiio therein, immediately lfter section 95.,
of the following section ars section 95A :---

95A. Where a complaint is laid by one
or more parties against another party or par-
ties, and there is a cross complaint by the
defendant or defendants ill such first named
case either yv himself or themselves or
together \\ith another person or other persons
against the complailnanlt or complainants in
the first named case either by himself or
themselves or together with another person or
other persons, riid such cross complJints are
with reference to the same master, the Magis-
trate nmy, if he thinks fit, hear and determine
such complaints at one and the sime time.".


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


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


LEE IA RI)
ISI ANID).,


Insertion of
new section in
the Prinoipal
Act.

Cro'a cOln-
plaints.














Amendment of
section 199 ol
the Prinrcpal
Act.








LEEWARD 4 ifayistral'6 C< ,e of l rocedure No. 13 of 195 1.
LSI. \N)S. (Ai amendment).
Aimenne.ln t or 7. Sections 100 and 101 of the Principal
8ei tioln I al l nd
101 of th n Act are hereby amended by the substitution of
Prillipfal .\ot. the words "-twenty-four dollars for the words
forty shilling '" respectively appearing therein.
substitution of 8. The following section is Ilherchl substi-
t" tiPnco1af touted for section 107 of the Principal Act:--
Act,
-!nnapentix, 107. (1) Where a sentence of impris-
8entpnceg of
imprisonmenT onuient for R summary offence is passed on
any person the Magistrate may order that
the sentence shall colnnence 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
(/,) a sentence for an offence for
whIich the Magistrate was empowered
to order a term of imprisonment of
more than six months,
in which ease 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 nonv.y, 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,
1o1fwithb.s tadin L the provisions of sub-
section (1) of this section, order that








No. 13 of 1954. Magistrate's C(de of Procedure 5
(iAmnndment).


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 10 S of the Principal Act is
hereby aneneded Iy lthe insertion of a full-slop
after the word directed and the deletion of
all the words appearing thlielreaft er to the end of
the section.

10. Section 122 of the Principal Act is
hereby aniended 1) the deletion of dll the words
,coininiic(ini' with thle vords L anld i y to .he
cnd tof tie -lt irc io ( iil ii by tihe s l,.tittiu th erh fo(
of the following:-

i such silnn or liintalimlent to tle MA;gistrate or
to his clerk, if hi has ; cilrk, anl pcay over
the same into lihe P'ublic Trea.isIrv (of the
Presid lenc wherein such suin or inistalmniit
is paid or, if the Miagistrate shall so dirc't,
to tile MIajistrate or to his lerk.".

11. The following section ii hereli substi-
tutle for section 130I 4 tie 1'rii'ijal A\ t:--

l,')t. (1) Any married person (inI this
sectiolin hceriii fte! ca:llld the ap)plicallt ')
wvlhose Ihusbaind or wife, as tli, case ii may be,
(in this sec ioin hercii after called the
defendant ''-

(a) has b een guilty of iidultcry; or

(1,) has desertedl the, applicant; or
( ) l;:; been c,-nvictc' sumnim:rily
of in an ravateil as (all nit the appli nt;t
\vithiin the meaning of section 4 I of the
( n rices a'ainsi the i'(rson .Act: or

(/ ) lias bee c( nviciedl ,I1 ilndict-
itenlt orf ;il assault ip'il tIle applicant: or

(et ) hliai be'n 'iilt of p'ri:stent
Crielt ( i tIn appliclii t or to the children
of tli .. applicant : or


LEEWART)
Isr.ANDs.


A nilndment f
section IOi of
tle, I'rincipfal
Act.



Almeninimntof
.etion 122 of
the Principal
\ct.


Sal lt it ut iii
Aini I'ni
th. Prin

Ordir rela
hng to Pt~pari-
tiu and
ii iifiitelaice


l'Ko 4 1.t








LEEWARD 6 May#istrate'c Code of Procedure No. 13 of 1954.
ISLANDS. (Amendment).

(i) 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

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

(2) Any married woman whose hue-
band-
(a) has compelled her to submit to
Prostitution; or
(b) while suffering from venereal
disease and knowing that he was so
suffering, tas insisted on having sexual
intercourse with her,
may also 'apply to a Magistrate for an order
under this Part of this Act.
(3) F'or the purpoLses of this section-

(() where tie husband has, in the
fipimion of the Magistrate, been guilty of
tuch conduct as was likely to result and
has resulted in iis wife submitting' her-
self to prostitution lie shall be deemed to
have compelled her so to submit herself;
(h) 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
,iiil,, except on medical advice, of dan-
gerous drugs within tile meaning of the
/9;7. Dangerous )Drugs Acl, 1937, is at times
daLngcrou to himselff or her-elf or
to others or iniapa)i): of managing
himself or iheirelf or his or her affairs;
and
(') e.v ir, the ; i.'piian.t i entitled
; apply for I n 1 ,,., r or 0 orderss under
tills :ectioln on the ground of tie con(vic-
twoil ofL th defecinda t upon indictment,







No. 13 of 1954. Magistrate's (Code of Procedure 7 LEEWARD
(A 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 e
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 containingii all or any of the
provisions following, unamely-
(a) that the applicant be no longer
bound to cohabit with the defendant
(which provision while in force shall
have the etfect of a decree of judicial
separation on the ground of crueltv);
(/) that the legal custody of any
children of the marriage while under the
age of sixteen years be committed to the
applicant:
(,') that the defeiin ant sliall pay to
the applicant personally, or for the use
of the applicant to any officer of tlie
Court or third person on behalf of the
applicant, ,;uch weekly sum, not exceed-
ing ten dollars, as the Magiistrate having
regard to tin means both of the applicant
and the defendant, ccnsidert re! asonable:
Provided however that where the
defendant is tle wife of the applicant
the M[ag istrate shall not make an order
under this paragraph unless he is
satisfied that the applicant is by rea-
son of illness or physical or mental
disability unable to maintain himself.
(d1) that the deft! .'i ant shall pay to
ilhe applicant, or to an officer of the
Court or third person on belhalff the
applicant, a weekly situl not, exceeding
two dollars and fort cents for lhe
mainitenaice of each of the children of
the Umarriage until each such child
attains the age of sixteen years;








LEEWARD S MJb;i.itrae' \ 'de of Proced,' e No. 13 of 1951.
ISLANDS. (A mendinent).
(e) for payment by the applicant
or defendant, as the cise 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 lfit.
(5) No order shall be made under para-
graph (c) of subsection (4) of this section
where it is proved that. the applicant has
comnnitl an act of adultery:
Provided that the' defendant has nlot
condoned, or connived at, or by his or her
wilful neglect condueed to such act of
adultery.
(6) A Magistrate, acting within the
district in which any order 11under this sec-
tion has been made, inma on the application
ol thle wile or husband, and upon cause
being sho\wn upon fresh evidence to the
satisfaction of the Mlagistrate, at any time,
alter, vary or discharge any siich order and
lmay uponl such application from tilml to
time increase or diminish the amount of any
weekly payment ordered to be made:
Provided tlhalt thle amount payable by
any such order shall not 1,e increased
1)e\ond ithi lim its set forth in subsection
(1) of this section.
(7) if any person on whose alpplica-
tion an order has been made under this
section, shall voluntarily resume cohabita-
tion with her huS-land or his wife, as the
case inmay be, or shall commit an act of
adultery, such order shall on proof thereof
be discharged:
Provided that Ilw Mlagistrate may. it
lie thinks fit-
(i) rel ul'e to discharge sum:h order
in lthe ca',s of a wife who has
comnnmitied adultery if iln is
opinion uc i act of adultery
as afore'aid was condleced to
hy tie [ailuire of the husl;iind
to make such payments as in







No. 13 of 1954. iM/lAri.Y/ a (sCode o!f 'rocediu 9 LEEWARD
(AmembInte). IsLANDS.
his opinion lie was able to
make under the order;
(ii) in the event of the order being
discharged, make a new order
that the defenOant shall pay
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 Ior
the maintenance of each of
the children of the marriage
until each such child attains
thee age ol sixteen years.
(8) No order made under this section
shall be enforceable and no liability shall
accrue under any such order while the
applicant wit h respect to whom the order
was made resides with thle defendant and
any such order shall cease to have effect if
Ior a period of three months alter 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 law to maintain and who has been
living with them as part of the husband's
family.".
12. The following section is hereby suubsti- ,,nhbiitltio
tuted for section 132 of the Principal Act:- f ecton
q ot the Prinn-
pal Act.

132. Where on the hearing of anwy i trin
application for a maintenance order the orde's.
application is adjourned for any period
exceeding fourteen (days, the .id.-t ia.te
may order that the defendant do pay to the
person in respect ol' whom thlie order is
sought to be made, or to an officer of the
I'ourt or third person on behalf of such per-
son, a weekly nIsu, not ex:(eeding the sum
which might ih ordered to be paid under
a linal order, which interim order shall be









LEEWARDI 12 M/i/raq'te'n s (.od`e o/ Procedure No. 13 of 1954
ISLANDS. (Amendimnt).
this section it shall he executed by the
Iailiff.
(3) In any case where, owing to
the time and place of arrest of the
judgment debtor, it is not practicable or
con'veient to convey him to the prison
to which lie is by such warrant com-
mitted, tIhe Iailiff effecting the arrest
shall convey himi 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 auch hour, not later
than twelve noon of the day fol-
lowing that on whicli he is arrested,
and as soon as may he convenient
th.'reatl'ter 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 installments ot
any judgment dcbt a.nd costs, such
order imay, on the application either of
the judgment debtor or judgment
creditor and upon cause being shown
upon fresh evidence to the satisfaction
of the Mag-istrate, he varied or altered
Ib him by ordering the amount due
and 1 unpaid (if payable in one stun) to








No. 13 of 19,5.. J/li///r c's .' /, r,,.dlar 13


be paid lIy iistafllents. or if tlhe said
amount is air'ad\ i)'\yale in instal-
linlits, lie Imay iilcren c (or (lecrease the
amount of such instalnenlts."

18. The following sections are hereby
substituted for sections 172, 173 and 174 of the
Principal Act:-


LEEWARtD
ISL.A NTS.


Substitution
ofsections 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 (1.) 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 expira-
tion of thirty days from the day on which
the decision of the Nfagistrate was first
given hold a sitting of either a Circuit
Court or a Court of Summarv Jurisdiction
in the Circuit containing the district in
which the Magistrae'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 hy mo-
tion or special
case.

Appeal ope-
rates as stay.







Li:EWAlD 11 lMa /litrate's Code of Proedure No. 13 of 105 f.
IslANeDs. (A metomeunf.
Amendment 19. Section 173 ol the Principal Act is
of section 7 hereby amended as follows:---
pal A4ct.
(a/) by the substitution of the words
Where an appeal is by way of motion the "
for the word The nt the beginning of
the section;
(1,) by the substitution of a colon for
the full-slop at the end thereof and the
addition thereto of the following proviso:-

"Provided that in the case of an
appeal froni a decision of the Magistrate of
district the said notice shall be served
within twenty-eight days after tlie day on
which the Magistrate has given his deci-
sion.",
Substitution TO. The following section is herelby sub-
of section 8p 0 stituted for section 180 of the Principal Act:-
pal Act.

SSpecial Case. 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 177 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.







N 1 : of 195 I, JI a.;/''r, ', C1e '5 Pr"1 1re 15 L viWAn.
( 1' mcnd,,',t). ISLANDS.
(3) The provisions of sections 17S and
179 of this A ei shali ipply 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 offact 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.

(6) 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 Amendomentof
hereby amended by the deletion of all the words etio 181s, of
before and including the ':rds 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 le decides to state a case for
the opinion of a Judge".








w\ iw 1 1 ; ( I' J a/ ; 'VI (' 10 e 'i' s l, Pro 1' dre N0o. 13 of 1 9
"4 C]~'S nnm


A iielllmn nt of
section IS7 of
the Principal
Ae,q,


22. Section 187 of tlhc Principal Act is
hereby aimelndOe as follows:-

(a) by the substitution of the words
"fifty dollars'' for the words five pounds
live 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:-

SProvided 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 lit, to pay a sum
not exceeding seventy-two dollars as
costs of the appeal and such costs shall
be recoverable as hereinafter provided.".

23. Section 220 of the Principal Act is
hereby amended as follows:-

(a) by the substitution of the word
declared for the word delared (
appearing therein; andi

(I,) by the insertion, Ietween the words
"paid and to ", of the following
words:-

"into the Public Treasury of the
'Presidencv where such sums are
paid, or if the Magistrate shall so
direct,".

24. Section 251 of the Principal Act is
hereby amende(d1 )y the substitution of the
words fourteen (ays "' for the words seven
days appearing therein.

25. (1) Section 16 of tlie interpretation
of Laws Act is hereby amended by the deletion
therefrom of thle dlinition of the expression
" Justice of the Peace ".


Amendment of
sectionn 22() of
the Principal
\ct.


Amenmlent of
section 251 of
the Principal
Act.


Amendme nt of
Acts and Or-
dinail.e-.
Calp. l:',








N(. 1.3 of 1954. Magistrate'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.


MAURICE H. DAVIS,
Deputy P'resident.

Passed the General Legislative Council this
24th day of August, 1954.

A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the councill .


SCHEDULE.


No of
i Act or
I'resildencv. Act o
alli-.
r nance.


Short title.


Antigua 6/1896 The Interpretation
of Laws Act, 1896.


Saint Christopher, 1811896 The Interpretalion
Nevis and An-I of Laws Ordinance,
giilla 1896.

Montserrat 6/189S The Interpretation
of Laws Ordinance,
1898.

Vilgin Islands 11899 The Interpretation
of Laws Ordinance,
1898.


Extent of amendment.


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

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

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

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


ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACWMAN. E.D.. Government Printer -By Authority.
1953.


LEEWARD
ISLANDS.


Price 19 cents.


47/00026-490--S.54.







No. 14 of 1954. FP'QeRri. LEKWARD
ISLANDS,
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALn,
Acting Governor.
28th August, 1954.

LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. 14 of 1954.
An Act to consolidate, simplify, and amend the
law relating to forgery and kindred offences.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Leeward
Islal(nds as follows:
1. This Act mav be cited as the Forgery Short Title,
Act, 1954.
2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise Interpreta-
requires- tioll.
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
bank bill ", bank post bill ", blank
bank note ", blank bank bill of exchange ",
and blank bank post bill ";
"currency note includes anv 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;
(ldie" 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;







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ISLANDS .
document of title to goods includes any
bill of lading, lidia warrant, dock
warrant, warehouse keeper's certificate,
warrant or order for the delivery or
transfer of anv goods or v:luahle thing,
bought or s,ld note, or ainy other
document used in the ordinary course of
business as proof of the possession or
control of goods, or authorising or pur-
porting to authorise, either by endorse-
ment 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 iln 0 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 hill includes Exchequer bill,
Exchequer bond, Exchequer debenture,
and War bond;
"valuable security" includes any writing
entitling or evidencing the title of any
person to any share or interest in any
public stcck, annuity, fund, or debt of







No 14 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 ('onumonwiealth, or to any
deposit in any Lank; 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
ancountable 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 "forgery'.
order that it miiv be used as genuine, and, in the
case of the seals :and dies mentioned in this Act,
the counteirfeiting of a seal or die: and forgery
with tent 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 hv 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 Ierson by whom or by
whose authority it purports to have been made, the
time or pilce of making, where either is material,
or in the case of a document identified vb number
or mark, the number or any distinguishing mark
identifying the document, i; 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

(b) 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. 14 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 authorized 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 cnm-
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 authorized 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,
mertan dc- 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;
(C) 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:








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(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 terin
not exceeding fourteen years--

(a) any valuable security or assignment
thereof or endorsement thereon, or where the
valuable security is a hill of exchange, any
acceptance thereof;
(/) 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
iny stock, annuity or public fund of the
United Kingdom or any part of the Commnon-
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, Conm-
monwealth or foreign, or in the capital stock
of any such company or society, or to receive
any diividend 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 iiti'rest paylable in
respect thereof:

( f) any policy of insurance or any
assignlmentf tlhreof or cndorsemlent thereon;

( am) any charter-Iparty ,r any assignmlrlent
thereof;

5. (1) Forge-rv of tlhe followillg documents, Forgeryof
*I certain docu
if commit' d with intent to dPfr:ud (or deceive, intnet with
shall he felony :v id piiiiishahle with il-prisonlllnt, iit lit t
S(,- I' 'lLiud or
for life or for :mv teril- deceive,








LEEWARD G orgery. NSo. 14 of 1954.
ISLANDS.
Any document whatsoever having there-
upon or fixedxd thereto the stamp or impres-
sion of the Public Seal of the Colony or of
any Presidency, the Great Seal of the Unite d
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 anid punishable with imprisonment for
any term n.)t exceeding fourteen years-

(a) any register or record of births,
baptisms, namings, dedications, marriages,
deaths, burials, or cremations w hic now is.
or hereafter imay be, by law authorized or
re lqir(nd to be kept in the Colony, relating to
any birth, baptism, naming dedication, marri-
age, death, burial, or cremation, or any part
of anx such register, or any certified copy of
any such register, or of anv part thereof;

(/) any copv o aniv register of Iirths,
LaptismIs, manages, burials, or cremations
directed or required by law to be transmitted
to any registrar or other officer:


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

(3) lForger of the following documents, if
committeJl with intent to def'r:ud or deceive, shall
be felony anMd pI lisihble with imprisonment for
any term not excc.edin g seven ear's--

(0) any ofiticil dI'eaiin t whatsoever of
or belong'in, to anix conrt of ji -tic, r i Iad
or issued Lv u;iv .1 nude, ':lgistrat, oficcr; or
clcrk of any such court;








No. 14 of 1954. Foryery. 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 of any part thereof;
(d) any document which any person
authorized to administer an oath under the
Commissioners for Oaths Act is authorized or Cap. 72
requiird Iy la w to make or issue;
(C) aniy 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 docuImInt (Ir copy of a documenIt
used or iilte-h1, to be usedl in evidence in any
court of justice or any document which is
made evidence by law;
( Iq) any certificate required by any law
for the celebration of nimrriage;
(/) any licence for the celebration of
marriage which may be given by law;
(i) any certificate, declaration, or order
under nli\ liw relatill to vaccination or to the
registration of births or deaths;

(j) nll register book, builder's certificate,
surveyor's certificate, certificate of registry,
declaration, bill of s:le. instrument of mort-
,ga e, or certiiicite of imiorltac or sale under >7 & 58 ict,
Part I of th-ie 3lerclant Shilqping Act, 1694, ""
or any entry or Iendorsiement requireti I b the
said Pa rt of the said Act to lie made in or on
fan of these documents:
( l. ny jI, l u { 'lnit, CeertihCe t;m ( s' oIIsil wr
docuillnt in;ti,(l or granteZ d ;v or under th-
aua.horit. of lany law reclti.ig to cus.t(.mis;
(/) :fi\Y (crti'ficti e (f flit Conm issioners
!lip oi !i' d ,i : *i', :nc l ai tinc O e i c ,f tlhe
income'!' T:x Urdilnances of any Prresidency;








LEEWARD S Forgvry. No. 14 of 1951.
ISLANDS.
(mn) any certificate or any copy of any
register issued 1bv under the authority of a
Registrar ( general of any Presidency and not
otherwise provided for.
Passports: 6. The forgery of any passport, or tie
forgery: ,
untrue state- making bv any person of a statement which
ments. is to his knowledge untrue for the purpose of
procuring a passport, whether for himself or any
other person, shall lie a misdemeanor and punish-
able with imprisonment for any term not exceeding
two years.
Forgeryof Fry off aiv doumiient which is not
documents
with intent to made felniiv under this Act ori aIny other law for
defraud or the time being in force, if committed with intent to
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
s-als and iis. committed with intent ti, 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 Presidlency, the great t Seal of the Uniited
Kingdom, Her Majesti's Privy Seal, any
Privy Sig li, of lHr ajesty, lHer Majesty's
ioiyal Sign Manu1al, any of Her MaIjesty's
Seals alppointed by the lwenIy-l'ourth article
of tle lnion between Ihlgland aind Scotland
to be kept, used, and conlti d ned in Scotlandq
(/) thle seal of anoy (ourt 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:
(/) the seal of I Registrar of the
Supreme (Jo-lnt;
(,) the sCeil cf anYv .1dge, minister of
religious, co. iul, colimmissionerl f'c oathls, or
notary public.








No. 14 of 1954. Foryr,/. 9 LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
(3) Forgery of the following dies, if commit-
ted with intent to defraud or deceive, shall le
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 cai,. 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 he liable to the
same punishment as if he himself had forged the
document, seal or (lie.
(2) A person utters a forged document, seal, D)efinition ot
or (lie, who, knowing the same to be forged, and tti''i".
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, expos for
sale (r 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 felonv Demiandinu
and on conviction thereof shall le liable to ir,'pe't.v
forged dolKn-
imprisonment for any term not exceeding fourteen orents, etc.
year,, 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, 1any m111'1o 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
(A) under, upon, or by virtue of any
proixite or letters of admiinis ration, knowing
the will, testament, codicil, or testamentary








LEEWARD 10 Forgesy. No. 14 of 1954.
ISLANDS.
\wriing oi which such probate or letters of
:amini.- itration shall have been obtained to
:have 1iee forged, or knowing such probate or
letters ;f administration to have been obtained
liv any false oath. affirmalltim)n or afftidivit.
Posse.sion of 11. (1) Every person shall he guilty of
l'l,. l. 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
possessions, a forged bank note, or a forged
currelnc note, knowing the same to be forged.
(2) Every person shall be guilty of felony
and oil conviction thereof shall be liable to
imrl)isonnment for 1ai term nt exceeding fourteen
years, who. without lawful atiiority or excuse, the
ir,(,of w\iercof shall lie on the iccenued, and
kiiowiing the st:in to be forged, his in his custody
or possessio1n-

(a) any forged die required or authorized
by Iaw to be used for the mairkilng of gold or
silver plate, or of gold or silver wares, or any
ware of gol(, silver, or ba-ae metal bearing the
impression of any such forged die;
(b) any ford stamp or (die resembling
or intelnd(d to re i'iible either wholly )or in
part any stamp or (lie which at any time
whatever has been or Inaav be provided, made,
Cap. 135. or used in Ipursuance of the Staimp Act:
(c) :aiiN forget wrapper or label provided
byv r u tlr thi' :utiloritv of the Governor or
Lie head ol alny,' department of the public
service;
(4i) any forged seal ()o die the forgery of
which with intent to deIraud or deceive is
made punishable by sectioi. 8 of this Act.

akints in 12. E. v'y erson shall b, guilty of felony
p)oss6c inn a ln oi n convict t.io.i thereof sh Ill be liable to
mpawr ,r in-
pl'im nts l' r imlinprisonlaileit for an Le1 rm 1ot e\c('eding seven
frry.'v. ye;as, wlho, w ih i I 1 1 wfl : 11 thioritY or excuse, tlhe
'proof whereof shall lie on the accused-








Ni. 14 of 1954. Forery. 11 LEEWA.RD
LANDS.
(a) makes, uses, or knowingly has in his
custody or possession any paler intended to
resemble and pa( s as-

(i) special paper such as is provided and
used for making any bank note, cur-
rencv note, Treasury bill, or Gov-
ernment debenture bond;

(ii) revenue paper;

(h) makes, uses, or knowingly has in his
custody or possession any frame, mould, or
instrument for making such paper, or for
producing in or or 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 other material, any
words, figures, letters, marks, line, or other
devices, the print whereof resembles in wholle (or
ill part any words. figure::, letters, marks, lines,
or device s peculiar to and used in or on any bunk
note, or currency note, or Government de(bn-
ture 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 part of the (Commonwealth or
of a'n foreign state, or in any stock annuity
fuln, or debt of any body corporate, company,
or society, whether within or without the Com-
m1onwealth;
(d) uses or knowingly has in his custody
or possession any plate, wood, stone, or other
material upon which any sulc words, figures,
letters, marks, lines, or (evices have been
enI1r' I:d or iIIn aywise made us foresrid;
(() use or knowing, ly lhas in Iis ciItodv
or posse'ssi(n niv p.jpe upon whichli alln such
words, figures, letters, mi rkin oin, or devices
have Ieenl prinIted or in i;yw. ie made as
aflorf -aid;
(/ ) inmke-, uses, or knowingly has in his
custody(,, or poss o ssi:i tny t finished or
inco:llplet,< nolif purpolling to be a currency








LEEWARD 12 Forgery. No. 14 of 1954.
ISLANDS.
note, or any paper with any word, figure,
device. or distinction peculiar to and appearing
in the siibstance of paper used for any
currency note.
Purchasing or 13. Every per'-on shall le guilty of a
p sin cer-i misdemeanor, a1nd on conviction thereof slall be
poSEps1io0 cero
tain ipper liable to ilmprisonirment for n1ry term not exceediig
beore it has tw years, who, without lawful authority or excuse,
stauLlped and the proof where(of 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 io'!es, currency notes,
Treasury bills. :and government t debenture
holnds, or any revenue paper before such paper
has been duly stampl(ed, signed, aund issued for
public use;
(h) anll die ipeculiarly used in the manllu-
facture of ny such paper.
Punishments. 14. (1) nil convictioii if a Imisdemieanor
punishable uiler this Act, the court, instead of or
in :alddition to ant other punishment which may
lawfully be imposed may line tlie offender.

(2) On conviction of a felony punishable
under this Act. tlhe court, in addition to imposing
a sentence of impr'isolnmenit, miavY require the
offender to enter inti, his own recog(nisa nces, with
or without sureties. f'or keeping tihe peace and
b)ing of good beiiaviuir.
(8) ()n coivictiin of a miisdnm able under this Act, the court, instead of or in
addition to any other pniiishiinu t which may
lawfully Ibe iinipo'sed for the offence, lrma require
the offender to lIeter into hris own recognisalnces,
with or without sureties, for keeping tlie peace and
being of good belhaviour.
(4) No person shall be ilprli!isoned under this
section for Illore than o)e vrear for Il(,t fildillg
sureties.

Criminal 15. (1) Whiere the having' v lpos"-sioin. Yeal) oi (lie ill e C(ustod V or po!esessiIn ,f an







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ISLANDS.
person is in this Act expres-w,,l to be an offence, a
person shall be deemed 1o have a docLument, seal, or
die in his custody or po. sessi n if lhe-

(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 tle 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 Warrant.
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 or
imitation of the paper used for bank notes,
currency notes, Treasury bills, or Government
debenture bonds; or v
(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 he 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.
DIiisal ut
dlociientu.
materials. etc.,
seized,












Documents.
etc.. to II'
destroyed or
otherwise
di posed of,






Form of'
indictment
and proof of
intent.

















Partnerships,


(2) Wlhre ;>n\ fkiredd documents (including
any forged b;!k note, currency note, Treasury bill,
or (Governllenli debelltllre l)mi lt), or any machinery,
imnplemlent, nitensil, or material used or in0ttended to
be used fori tie forgery of eny such document, is
lawfully seized under a warrant granted in pur-
suance of sus section (I) of this section or other-
wise, the document, machimery, implement, utensil
or material, as tIi case tmay be, shall 1be delivered
up to the ('oinm0i.ssioner of Police, or to anv person
authoriseld bh him to i'receivhe the same, lv order of
the court b1ft ore which the offender is tried or, if
there is not rial, by order of a MaIgistrate.

(3) Every other document, seal, or die law-
fully seized under stuch warriat, or otherwise, shall
be defaced aind d estrcr ed or otherwise disposed of-

(a) by order of tlhe court before which
the offender is tried: or

(h) 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


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ISLANDS.
liable to be dealt with, iiiCe(-I'. tn; d. i.n p lniished
as if he ha:no i o( ws t r w.s nut a inci ( r of tlie
co-partnership or e of' ,i .I'-neficial1 owners.

18. (1) Where an offe1nce ag iinst this Act Savings.
also by virtue of some other law subjects the
offender to any forfeiture or Idisriilification, or to
any penalty other tlian imiprisolin ilt or file, the
liability of the offender to punishmni nt 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 befor-, or after tl e punishable
1. under other
cornniencemnent of this Act, made punishable on Aund ot
suinnmry conviction, proceedings may be taken
either under such other Act or under this Act.

19. The Acts specified in the second column Rpeal.
of to e Schlule to this Act are hereby repealed to
the extent specified in the third column thereof.

20. This Act shall come into operation on a comne', :,-
date to be fixed by the Governor by proclamation mrn.
published in the Ga:etie.

31AURICE H. DAV'S,
Deputy President.
Passed the General Legislative Council this
24th day of August, 1954.

A. E. PENN,
Clrk ir ,f //i ( 'outr/.








LEEWARD 1;
ISLANDS,




Chapter or number
and year of Act


Cap. 35
8/1932

12/1937

29/1937


1/1938


9/1941


ForgIery.


No. 14 of 1954,


SCHEDULE,


Short Title



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


Extent of repeal



The whole Act.

The whole Act.

The whole Act.


Sections 2 and 3.


The whole Act.

Sections 2 and 4.


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No. 15 of 1954. Evidence (Amendment) LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
[L.s.]
I ASSENT,
P). D. MACDONALD,
Acting Governor.
28th August, 1954.


LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. 15 of 1954.

An Act to amend further the Evidence Act.
ENACTEID hy the Legislature of the Lee-
ward Islands s 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 tihe Principal Act. Cp. 52.
6 1930.
3/1942.
10/1949.
2. The Principal Act is hereby amended by insertion of
the insertion therein immediately after section 12 new sections
in the Princi-
of the following sections as sections 12A, 1 2B and pal Act.
12C respectively:-
S12A. Every Judge shall take judicial Facts of
notice of the following facts:- which judicial
fc notice is to be
taken.
(a) all public Acts of the Imperial
Parli ament 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, the Gazette
of the Colony or of any Presidency, and
the Government Gazette of any other
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.







LKEWARD 2 Evidence (Amendment) No. 15 of 1954.
ISLANDS.

Proof of fact 12B. No evidence of any fact of which
judicially judicial notice shall be taken need be given
by 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 authorised to take evidence
either by law or by consent of parties.".
MAURICE H. DAVIS,
Deputy President.
Passed the General Legislative Council this
24th day of August, 1954.
A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.



















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Allowances (Repeal) ISLANDS.

[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Acting Governor.
28th August, 1954.


LEEWARD ISLANDS.


No. 16 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 short title,
and Subsistence Allowances (Repeal) Act, 1954.

2. The Travelling and Subsistence Allow- ne pei.
dances Act, 1947 is hereby repealed. 5/1947.

3. This Act shall come into operation on a Commeone-
date to be fixed by the Governor by Proclunation mcnt.
published in the Gazcttc.

MAURICE H. DAVIS,
Deputy President.

Passed the General Legislative Council this
24th day of August, 1954.

A. E. PENN,
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ISLAAS.

I AsS.S.NTr,
P. 1). MIACD\NAID),
Acting ( ove.rnor.
28th August, 1954.

LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. 17 of 1954.

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

ENACTE) by the Legislature of the
Leeward Islands as follows:-

1. '['his Act may he cited as the Dangerous sh,,rt title.
Drugs (Amendment) Act, 1954, and shall be 21a1937.
read as one with the Dangerous Drus Act, 4/1944.
1937, as amended, hereinafter called the Prin-
cipal Act.

2. Section 2 of tle Principal Act shall Amiieul,,nt
have effect as if- ,f section 2 of
th) Principal
Act.
(a) the following were substituted for
paragraph (h)-

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

(b) references in paragraphs (/), (1)
and (nm) 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

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


"'







I.FRVEARn 2 D),qnt/,'ro DrAn,.s ( Amndhenf) No. 17 of 1954.
[IS ANDS.
(,r) Senior Medical Office"
means the Senior .Medical ()llicer of
(ac and every of the Presidenicis,
and, in case there shall be no such
otfice in any Presidencl, ally "Medical
Officer appointed by the (overnx forfr
the purposes of the administration of
this Act in such Presidency.".
\In111,n, ne 3. Section 11 of t, e Principal Act is here-
.f stiq I'rii, hb1 amended by the subsituttiol o' iof e word
ii A.t. Act lor the word "'Ordinance" appearing
at the end thereof.
Aimendiient 4. Subsection (2) of section 13 of the
,f se tion 1:;
wt K, 1',,i- L'rincipal Act is hereby amended hy the snistitn-
!11I Ac ti(n u'f tlh words rover or In Coucil or
Ihe \\ ord -" governor appeIaring, therein.
\,m11inleli, 5, Section tl, of the Principal Act is
r the ]PriIm:;- hereby amended as lfollows:--
pal Act.
(o,) iby deleting the words "For the
purposes of the foregoing provisions"
appearing in subsection (1) and all tie
words following thereafter to he end of
tle subsect ion. id subsitttiing therefore the
follow ing-
lor the purposes ol this suil-
section, percentages, in the (ase, of
mlorphite, shill be calculated is in
respect of anhydrouis morphine and,
in thO case of liquid preparations, shall,
unless other provision in thliat behalf is
made I riles made by the Governor
in ('onnlcil Ibe calci l.'ited ,on the basis
that a prepalation containing one per
cent of a substance means a, prepara-
tion in which one grainle of the
substance, if a solid, or one Imillilitre of
the sibistance, if a liquid, is contained
in every inl hundred i illilictre of the
prepare ion, and so in proporLion for
any greater or less percentage.": and

(/) by substituting the foloini\Vlg sb-
secl'ous for subsections (2), (3) and ( )-








No. 17 of 1954. Dant yroiu Dy.. i (A.4nmdmn1) 3 LTEWA 1)
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 opiul or any other drug of
whatever kind-
(a) is, or is likely to he,
productive,if improperly used, of
ill effects substantially of the same
character r o nt ure as, or analogous
to, those produced 1)b 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, ol' such effects,
the coveVnoIr in Comucil maIy by order
declare that this Part (if this Act, shall
apply to that new derivative or alkaloid
or other drug in the same lmanller a it
applies to the drugs mentioned in sub-
section (1) of this section.
(3) The governorr in Council may
by order apply this Part of this
Act. with such modificatio ns as may
1e specified in the order, to any
of the following drug's, thal is to say,
methylmorphine (commonly known as
codeine), ethylmhorphline commonlyy
known as dionin) and their respective
suits.
0() If the Governor in Council
thinks lit 1)by rdr to decltar that
;a iirding,'L with respect to a preparations
contaillii.' any ol the (rug's to which
this 1'arl, of this Act applies has, in
pursuance o(f articlee S ol' t he eneva
(Conventioni (No. 1) beenl, comml nicailed
1. the eo iominc and Social (Comi il of
the [ I llcl Nati(wst ti tle parties totle
s;aid Co(nv (,itio ti,' i'o\visioi.s ofl this
Part 'ir this Ac\(t slhal; a f1'froim ti ch
di-te as ',-y 1b' specifl;.d in the order,
cea'se t1' :',ply t o ile prepairaion spdci.
lied therein.".








LEE\VA RD 4 Dnq'rou. ]i)ruig (Ainmednwon) No. 17 of l)W54,
ISLANDS.
In-i tiI I. 6. The Plrincipal Act is hereby vamelnded
e, h,.ay, yhv the inlsertion of the following new headirln
i l l O h P r i hlw ..
pat Act, immediately after section 14 thereof:--

"PART VA.".
:Amenmlent 7. Section 15 of the Principal Act is
of section I.
of tie Prtinc hereby amended as follows:-
1pa1 Act. (a) by the substitution of the words
"Governor in Council" for the word
governorr and of the word Order for
the words Order-in-Council appearing in
subsection (1) thereof; and
(b) by the substitution of the following
for subsection (2) thereof-
"(2) If it is made to appear to
the Governor in Council that a decision
with respect to any such product as is
mentioned in subsection (1) of this
section has, in pursuance of Article 11
of the Geneva Convention (No. 2),
been communicated by the Secretary-
General of the United Nations to the
parties to the said Convention, the
Governor in Council may, as the case
requires, by order, either declare that
Ihe provisions of Part of this Act
shall apply to that product in the same
manner as they apply to the drugs
mentioned in subsection (1) of section
14.of this Act or apply the said Part V
to that product with such modifications
as may be specified in the order."; and
(c) by the repeal of subsection (3)
thereof.
MAURICE H. I)AVIS,
1Deputy President.
Passed the General Legislative Council this
24th day of AuMigst, 1954.
A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.

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N,, 18 of 19.L4. Teleemmniunications (Amendment). LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Acting Governor.
28th August, 1954.

LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. 18 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 A ct may be cited as the Telecom- short title.
munications (Amendment) Act, 1954, and shall
b read; as one with the Telecommunuications Act, 1:1*94.
1)-194, as amended, hereinafter called the Princi- :
Spal Act.

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

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

(b) by the insertion of the words, brack-
ets and tfiure "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
appear to the Governor in Council of a
Presidency that no provision has been
made hy ilules 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 Telecomimulications (Amentdmnei). No. 18 of 1951.
ISLANDS.
this Act, issue a special licence for the
establishment of a telecommunication
station and the installation, working
and operation of telecommunication
ap)paratus therein on payment of such
fees and on such terms and conditions
as to the Governor in Council may
seem fit.".

MAURICE H. DAVIS,
Deputy President.

Passed the (General Legislative Council this
24th day of August, 1954.

A. E. PINN,
Clerk of the Council.




























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No. 19 of 1954,


Pab/ic Jolidays


LEEWARID
ISLANDS.


[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Acting Governor.
28th August, 1954.


LEEWAID ISLANDS.

No. 19 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 b1 the Legislature of the Lee.
ward Islands as follows :-

1. Tlis Act may 1e 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 \lhich 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 nole was made due and pa able; and for
all the purposes of this Act the day next follow-
ing a public holiday shall mean thle next follow-
ing day on which a :ill of exchange may be law-
fully noted or protested.

3. When the day on wliicli any notice of
dishonour of any unpaid hill of exchange or pIro-
missory note should he given, or wheni tle 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, sunl notice .if dis-
honour shall be given and such hill of exchange


Short title


Days noted in
Schedule to
be kept as
public
holidays.















Provisions
\,iem'o day of
ni. ice of di;-
iolnour or
prcesfitatioll
fills on a
Iiliday.








No. 19 of 1951.


LEEWARD
ISLANDS.




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








Power to
(ovcrlor inl
Council to
appoint
special public
holidays and
to change (lay
fixed for a
public
holiday.


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

4. No person shall be compellable 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 slhall
be equivalent to payment 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 otfices aforesaid in the Colony, and
shall, as regards bills of exchange and pro-
miissory notes be 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 be a public holiday,
declaring that such day shall not in such
year be a public holiday, and appointing
such other day as to hiim may seem fit to be
a public holiday, instead of such day, and
thereupon the day so appointed shall in such
year lIe substituted for the day originally
appointed by this Act.

6. It shall be lawful for the Governor from
time to time witl the advice of the l'xecutlive
Council of a Presidency to issti a iProcliaLmaton
appointing a special day or part 1 of a lda, to be
reserved as a public holiday in sicli Presidency
and any day or part of a day o appointed shall


Power of
Governor in
council l to
appoint
, pcLial public
hliodavy for
Presidencies.


Pllhlic 11Nolidayls.








-o. 19 of 1954. /


IS EA NDS.


be kept as a close holiday in all banks, shops,
stores and public oclices aforesaid in tlhe Presi-
dency and shall, as regards bills of exchange and
promissory notes be deemed to he 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) he deemed to prohibit the opening
of ;ny public market or the sale at any place
of any article of f fod or drink up to the
hour of nine o'clock in the morning.
(c) prevent the opening on a public
holiday of any petrol station for the sale of
gasoline, oil or motor accessories. or of
any garage f'o the purpose of effecting
emergency repairs to motor vehicles.

8. Notwithstand ing anything contained in
this Act the (iov ernor with the advice of the
Executive Council of a Presidency, may from
time to itile, by or(er published in the (,u,:ettc
permit any class of shop or store specified in
such order to be kept open oi a public holiday
for lie sale of any article in such Presidenec or(
anyI part thereof during such hours and subject
to such terms and conditions as may he pre-
scribed 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 ol' a Presidency.

10. An person atter th coming into
operation of this Act who kee.)s open any bank,
shop, store or pub lic otiice in conltravention of
the prov\isi-s ,o this Acl, or lails to comply
with lte provisio ,s of a;ny order made under
section S of this Act shall be lialde on sunlimary
conviclion to a lien)lly not exceedilng t\o 1111u-
dred an(t niity dollars


Except ioni .


Pro,'ioil
-shop, and'
"h.1 0,








Definiiion oF
for pkIirpopues
o~f 3(-,Ciolis 6


P'cnak; v ini
I, ('11(1PW


PuaLMi, m
ho I i. I Iy ;


Athlic llolitl,;ays-







No. 19 of 19) 5k


LEYE\WRD 4
I S L iN DS.


nl.frrence to 11 Any reference in any Federal Act,
k holiday L)ocal Act or subsidiary legislation to a bank
struicd ags holiday shall be construed as a reference to
publieholiday. a public holiday under this Act.
Repeal. 12. The Bank Holidays Act nnd the IBank
caip. Holidays (Amendment) Act, 1937 are hereby
2:37. repealed.

Conmencement. 13. This Act shall come into operation on
a day to le appointed by the Governor by pro-
clamation published in the (;ucll/c.

MAURICE \1. DAVIs,
Dep/tly Pres,'sldrnf.

Passed the General Legislative Council this
24th day of August, 1951.

E. A. PENN,
Clrk of the Council,


SCHEDULE.


The anniversary of the birth of the SoNveroein or the day, of which due
public notice shall be given, appointed to be kept as the Sovereign's
birthday.
The anniversary of t of theith of the Heir to the iThrone.
The first day of January in each year.
Empire Day, being the twenty-fourth day of Ihaf .
If any of tho abovementioned days fall on a Su ndliy tiie next
following Monday shall be a public holid:v.
Boxing Day-that i tt he t day after (Chrlislmas Day, but if (! Crisis mas Dav
falls on a Saturday. then lthe next following Monlhli5ve shall be :1
public holiday, and if Cliristmnas Day falls on a Sllnda, tili.
the next following Monday and Tuesday shall be p :blic holilda s.
Easter Monday.
Labour Day (the first Monday in May).
Whit Monday.
The first Monday in Augnst.
NOTE: Sundays, Christmas )ay and Good Friday are observed as
Common Law Holidays.

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7o. 20 of 1954. Small Trnement, (Amendment). LEEWaRD
ISLANDS.
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. I). 31ACDONAI,),
Acting Governor.
28th August, 1954.





LEE WAh1) ISLANDS.

No. 20 of 1954.


An Act to amend the Sma.ll Tenements Act.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Leeward
Islands as follows:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Small Short title.
Tenements (A.mendment) Act, 195-1., and shall be
read as one with tle 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
S of the Prin-
detinition for the definition of Land appearing ipal Act.
therein-
"'The word Land" includes houses.
chattel or moveable houses, buildings and all
other corporeal hereditamnents, 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 3
amended by the substitution of tWhe words "two of the Prin-
hundred dollars" for the words twenty pounds (ipal Act.
appearing therein.
4. Section (; 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);









LEEiWAD 2 Sm/ll 7'iic,.a:i,' (Anlcudl cile.) No. 20 of 1951
ISLANDS.
(h) 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) \VWhere the land to which the
tenancy relates is subject to the provi-
sions of any Federal Act or Local Act
restricting the rents payable therefor 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 (in himii so to
(1o under the provisions of any such law.

(3) \here a chattel or moveable
house of a value of not less than fifty
dollars, which is iint tlie Iprolrty of the
landlord, (lhreinafter in this section
referred to as '" tle lprmis(' ") has Ien
paced by a tenlint 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
Ie given or nade inder subsection (1) of
this section unless the Magistrate is satis-
fied that-
(i) it is reasonable to give such
judgment or make such order
having regard to all the cir-
cumiutances of the case: and

(ii) suitable alternative acconmno(ati ni
i-, available ': thi toiarn tor
w ill I<- aid\ !!;hl k 'pi- hili, h \ir,'n
tlhe judgment or order takes
effect.









No. 20 of 195 Sn1l/ Tic nu .s. (Amenidment.) :i LE EWAI 1
s LAN DS.
(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-
nity 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-
tr ined in subsections (3) or (4) of this
section a judgIment or order under snb-
section (1) of this section may be given
or inade by the Magistrate, where he
considers it reasonable so to do, without
proof of suitable alternative accommoda-
tion where-
(i) the tenant has, within twelve
months of the filing of the
summons, been convicted of
pra dial larceny or of larceny
of cattle or of having in his
possession or under his con-
trol ipr:dial produce which is
reasonably suspected to have
been stolen or unlawfully ob-
tained; or

(ii) tlhe tenant has been convicted of
isiig or allowing the premises
or any part thereof to be used
for an immoral or illegal pur-
pose; or
(iii) tlhe tenant has committed acts of
waste or been guilty of neglect
or iienauit whereby the premise
have been injuriously affected;
or









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(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,".


ubstitution 5. The following section shall be substituted
of section 10 .
of the Prin- for section 10 of the Principal Act:-
nipal 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 imesne profits under section 9 of
improvements, this Act, and no claim or crossclaim by the
arrlears, o01
mene profits. 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
of ihe Princi: 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 19s. Act, 1938, is hereby repealed.

1WAUII('E H. DAvis,
deputyy President.

Passed the General Legislative Council this
24th day of August, 1954.

A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.










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No. 21 of 1954. S'upplemetn Appropriation LEEWARD
(1962). ISL.NDS
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. 1). MAC)ONALD,
Acting Governor.
28th August, 1954.


LEE WARD ISLANDS.

No. 21 of 1954.

An Act to sanction certain payments in excess
of the amount provided bv law for thef
service of the General Governmient 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 Warranto of pf ndi-
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
the proportions specified in the Second Schedule to
this Act.
MAURICE H. DAVIS,
Deputy President.
Passed the General Legislative Council this
24th day of August, 1954.

A. E. PENN,
Clerk of /ie Council.





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T.LuSIWAR 2 Supplemeniary Appropriation No. 21 of 1054.
IsLAN DS. (1952).

FIRST SCHEDULE.


HEAD.


II. Governor

III. Secretariat

VI. Judicial

XI. Education

XIV. Miscellaneous


... (95.60

116.97

1280.37

... 120.20

47158.67


4937 L.81


SECOND SCHEDULE.


APPORTIONMENT.

Antigua:
General Services

St. Kitts:
General Services

Montserrat:
General Services

Virgin Islands:
General Services


$

4 3 19,896.84


... V 2 4,636.53


. roa 3,752.26


.. 11,086.18

49,371.81


INT TIG A.
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by E. M. BLACKMAN, E.D. Government Printer. By Aithorit;
1953.


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LEEWARD ISLANDS.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT.


STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1954, No. 35.


LEEWARD ISLANDS SCHOLARSHIP.

THE LEEWARD ISLANDS SCHOLARSHIP RULES, 1954, DATED
MAY 31, 1954, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL
UNDER SECTION 4 OF TIIE LEEWARD ISLANDS SCHOLAR-
SHIP ACT, 1937 (6/1937).

1. Citation. These Rules may be cited as the Leeward
Islands Scholarship Rules, 1954.
2. Value of Scholarship and Duration. (1)
The basic value of a Leeward Islands Scholarship shall be the
sum of twelve hundred dollars per annum payable throughout
the duration of the course of study sanctioned, and in such
instalnents as the Governor in Council may direct:
Provided that this amount may be increased from time
to time in the discretion of the Governor in Council to the
equivalent of rates approved by the Secretary of State for the
Colonies for Colonial Development and Welfare Scholars:
Provided further that in exercising such discretion there
shall be taken into account the ability of the parent or guardian
of the person to whom the Scholarship is awarded to contribute
towards the cost of such course of study.
(2) The period for which a Scholarship shall be awarded
shall not exceed six years.
3. Candidate's Application and Qualifica-
tions. Any person desiring to be a candidate shall be over
the age of sixteen years and under the age of nineteen years on
the 31st day of December in the year in which the examination
for the award of the Scholarship is held, and must forward to
the Governor a written application together witlh:-
(a) evidence of British nationality;










(b) evidence of attendance at a school in the Colony
for not less than three vears immediately preceding the
date above named in this rule;
(() a birth or baptismal certificate, or, if the candidate
has not been born in the Colony, either a birth or ba,tis-
mal certificate and a statutory declaration showing that
one of his parents was born in the Colony or has been
ordinarily resident in the Colony for five years next
preceding the date above named in this rule;
(d) a certificate from the Head of the school or
schools attended by him that during the period referred to
(b) his moral character and general conduct have been
satisfactory.
4. Examination. The Examination for the Scholar-
ship shall be the Cambridge Higher School Certificate Exam-
ination which shall le held simultaneously in each Presidency
where there is a candidate for the Scholarship.
5. Award of Scholarship. The Scholarship shall
be awarded to the candidate who is reported by the Examiners
to have obtained the best results in the General paper, and in
subjects totalling six units in accordance with the Scheme of
Examination prescribed from time to time by the University of
Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate:
Provided that-
(a) it shall not be obligatory upon the Governor in
Council to award a Scholarship in any year if in the
opinion of the Governor in Council no candidate hia,
appeared to be deserving of such award; and
(b) in case the Scholarship shall be withheld in any
year the Governor in Council may, in his discretion, award
an additional Scholarship in another year.
(. Choice of Course of Study and Selection
of Institution. The course of study, the approximate
dates at which it is to begin and end, and the institution at
which it is to be followed, shall be submitted to the Governor
for his approval not less than six months b, fore the date of the
beginning of the course proposal, andl shall not be altered
without tile approval of the Gov-ernor previously obtained.
7. Keeping of Terms. A person to whom a
Scholarship has been awarded shall, from the beginning of the
approved course, and unless excused by tle Governor for any
proper cause, keep the ordinary terms of the approved educa-
tional institution continuously until his Scholarship expires.










8. Supervision of Scholar. The holder of a
Scholarship shall place himself under the direction of a person
appointed or approved by the Governor as his Director, and
shall obey all instructions received from the Director. The
holder of a Scholarship shall at the end of every term, and
whenever the Governor may so order, transmit to the Governor
through the Director a report from the proper authority of the
approved institution upon his conduct and progress.

9. Forfeiture of Scholarship. The Governor in
Council may order the 'forfeiture of a Scholarship or of any
part of it if the holder:-

(a) disobeys the instructions of his Director;

(b) fails to render satisfactory reports on his conduct
and progress;

(c) is expelled, rusticated or suspended from the
approved institution;
(d) fails to pass the examinations prescribed for him
by the proper authority of the institution:
(e) fails properly to keep the terms of the institution;
( ) begins any course of study or accepts any
appointment which, in the opinion of the (Governor in
Council, is prejudicial to the approved course of study;
(,y) marries;
(h) fails to comply with any rule made under the
Leeward Islands Scholarship Act, 1937,
and the Scholarship may be forfeited by reason of any event
which in the opinion of dth G(overnor in Council is prejudicial
to the objects for which the Scholarship was granted.

10. Manner of Payment of Scholarship. The
value of the Scholarship .shall be paid to o on( behalf of the
holder of the Scholarship in such installment as the Governor
may direct, and shall normally lhe paid lupon receipt of the
reports required in rule 8: Provided that such payments may
be made in :dlvance as the Governor' may deem necessary.

I !. Revocation. These l illes set out in the Schedule
hereto are hereby revoked,










Made by the Governor in Council this 31st day of May,
1954.

A. E. PENN,
Olerk ,' the Council.

Approved by the General Legislative Council this 24th
day of August, 1954,

A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.



SCHEDULE.


The Leeward Islands Scholarship Rules, 1937 (S. R. & 0. 1937
No. 25).
The Leeward Islands Scholarship (Amendment) Rules, 1947
(S. R. & 0. 1947, No. 30).
The Leeward Islands Scholarship (Amendment) Rules, 1948
(S. R. & 0. 1948, No. 14).
The Leeward Islands Scholarship (Amendment No. 2) Rules, ]948
(S. R & 0. 1948, No. 23).
The Leeward Islands Scholarship (Amendment) Rules, 1950
(S. R. & 0. 1950, No. 33).

















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LEEWARD ISLANDS.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT.


STA I')HORY RULES AND O)DI)ElS.

1954, No. 36.

THE COLONIAL LUNATIC ASYLUM (MAINTENANCE) REGULA-
TIONS, 1954, DATED ,JANt'AIY 7, 1954, MADE BY THE
GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL UNDER SECTI( N 10 OF THE
LUNATICS ACT (CAP. 111).


1. CITATION. These Regulations nma be cited as the
Colonial Lunatic Asylum (Mainten:nce) Regulations, 1954.

2. MAINTENANCE O( LUA'rTIc. The payments to be
made for the maintenance and support of-

(a) paupetr lunatics admitted to the Colonial Lunatic
Asylum shall be such sum as may be fixed by the Gover-
nor under section 43 of the Lunatics Act but not exceeding
in tle La_,re iif the sum of $500 per annum; and
(h) lunatics other than pauper lunatics admitted to
such Asvlum shall be such sumi as may from time to time
be the cost of maintenance and support of such persons
to be calculated by the Medical Superintendent but not
exceeding in the a_ i t.'-_ the sum of $75(0 per annum.

3. REVOCATION, Rtegulation 128 of the Regulations
for the Management of the Lunatic Asylum in Antigua made
by the Governor in Council on the 7th day of December, 1910,
is hereby revoked.
Made by the Governor in Council this 7th (lay of
January, 1954.
A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the ( council.

Approved by the General Legislative Council this 24th day
of August, 1954.
A. E. IENN.
C!erk of the ( oumwnd.
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LEEWARD ISLANDS.
ANTIGUA.

STATUTORY RULES ANDI) ORDE)I HS.
1954, No. 18.

T'E SUGAR ExPOuT CESS (AMEN : ENT) REGULATIONS.
1954, DATEI) AUGUST 17, 1954, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR
IN COUNCIL UNDER SECTION 7 OF THE SUGAR EXPORT
CESS ORD)INAN('C, 1947 (No. 10 OF 1947).

1. Citation, These Re'ulations may be cited as the
Sugir Export ('ess (Amendmn ent) Rearulationis, 1954, and
shall be read as one with the Sugar Export Cess Regulations,
19 .S (S. H. & 0. 1914 No. 5), as amended, hereinafter
called the Principal lIegulations.

2. Amendment of regulation 4. Regulation 4
of the l'rincipal Regiulations is hereby amended as follows:-

(a1) b the insertion at thi en d ol paragraph (1)
thereof of the following:--
"Any portion of the said Fund may with
the approval of the Governor in Council be paid
into either the Rehabilitation Fund or the Labour
Welfare Fund to be applied in accordance with
paragraphs (2) or (3) of this regulation for
meeting iiny special needs of the sugar industry.";
(/) by the substitution of the following proviso for
the proviso to paragraph (2) thereof:-
'Provided that for the purposes of this
paragraph payments out ot f the said Fund may be
made to the Peasant Development Officer to he
utilised on behalf of sugar cane growers whose
cane is marketed through the Peasant Development
Services."

Made by the Governor in Council this 17th day of
A ugust, 1951..
J. L. ROBINSO-,
/ /erk of the 'Couniil.

ANTIUGA.
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by E. M. IrAC(HIAN. Government Printor.--1B Authority.
1954.


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LEEWARD ISLANDS.
ANTIGUA.


STA'TU '()RY RULES ANI) ORDI)ERS.
1954, No. 19.


THE ANIMALS (IMPORTATION) CONTROL (AMENDMENT NO. 2)
REGULATIONS, 1954, DATED AUGusT 17, 1954, MADE BY
THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCILL UNDER SECTION 14 OF THE
ANIMALS DISEASESS AND IMPORTArTION) ORDINANCE,
1953 (No. 3 OF 1953).


1. Citation. These Regulations may be cited as the
Animals (Importation) Control (Amendment No. 2) Iegpu-
lations, 1954, and shall be read as one with the Animals
(Importation) Control regulations, 1953 (S. RI. & 0. 1953,
No. 14), hereinafter called the Principal lRegulations.

2. Amendment of regulation 19. Regulation
19 of the Principal Iegulations is hereby aLmended-
(a) by the substitution of tile words prepared
from animal tissutes" for the words "of any animal"
appearing' in paragraph (2) tllereof;
(b) by the insertion of the word and stop "hor-
mones, between the words "as" and vaccines"
appearing in paragraphs (3) thereof.

3 Amendment of Sixth Schedule. The Sixth
Schedule to the Principal Regulations is hereby amended by
the deletion of the word Argentina" and the substitution
therefore of the words British Caribbean Territories ".

Made by the Governor in Council this 17th day of
August, 1954.

J. L. ROBINSON,
Clerk of //' l Coutnil.


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