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    Virgin Islands - Ordinance, No. 8 of 1954: Protection of Trees and Conservation of Soil and Water Ordinance 1954
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    Virgin Islands - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 13 of 1954: Proclamation convoking the Legislative Council of the Presidency
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THE LEEWARD ISLANDS


GAZETTE.

lisletb bp autboritp.


URSDAY, 7TH


OCTOBER, 1954.


Notices.

It is hereby notified for
information that His Excell
Governor has issued a Comm
the Honourable P. D. MAC
C. M. G., appointing him
Governor's Deputy d u rin
Excellency's forthcoming a1
from Antigua, whilst payin
to St. Kitts from the 8th to 1
October, 1954.
The Secretariat,
Antigua.
4th October, 1954.
No. 13/000i1.

The Governor has been p
appoint Mr. R. H. LOc
Crown Attorney, Antigua, t
official member of the Le
Council of that Presidency.
The Secretariat,
Antigua.
1st October, 1954.
No. C. 18/00009.

The Governor in Council
pleased to appoint H. G.
Esquire, to be a member
Antigua Electricity Board vi
C. MCMICHAEL deceased, fo
of two years with effect f
1st October, 1954.
Administrator's Office,
St. John's,
Antigua.
30th September, 1954.
No. A.29/16.

No. 88.
Appointments and trans
in the public service, with ef
the dates stated, are public
general information:-
ALFONSO, L. N., to be
Superintendent of Police.

No. P.F. 516.
ALFONSO, L. N. Assistant Su
dent of Police, to
Superintendent of Police.

BLAKE, B. A., Acting P.O.
appointed P. O. Class II,
sioner's Office, Virgin Isla


general
ency the
mission to
DONALD,
to be
g His
bse nce
g a visit
the 10th


4 Ji or Clerk, Magistracy,
-ito be /ior Clerk, Registrar's
ntigua. Sept. 7
Davis, Miss C., Junior Clerk, Post
Office, Antigua confirmed in ap-
pointment. June 12
HARRIGAN, N. E. A., to be Super-
vising Teacher, Virgin Islands.
August 17

HARRIGAN, N. E. A., Supervising
Teacher, Virgin Islands, appointed
to act as Principal in the Commis-
sioner's Ofice, Virgin Islands.
Sept. 1


JAMES, A. C. E., Junior Clerk,
Peasant Development S e r v i o e s,
leased to Antigua, confirmed in appointment.
CKHART, July 1
:o be an MEADE, C. N., Junior Clerk. Audit,
legislative to be Senior Clerk Treasury,
Antigua. Oct. 1

PENN, W. B., to be Junior Clerk,
Treasury, Virgin Islands, on proba-
tion. August 1

SCOTT, S. H., B.A., to be Headmaster,
Secondary School, Virgin Islands.
has been August 22
TYRELL SHIRLEY, Miss G. to be Junior Clerk,
of the Treasury, Virgin Islands, on
oe Mr. J. probation. October 1
r a term VANTERPOOL, Miss A., Stu d e nt
rom the Nurse, Virgin Islands, to be Nurse,
Cottage Hospital, Virgin Islands.
August 8
WHEATLEY, W. appointed to act as
Supervising Teache r, Virgin
Islands. Sept. 1
CONFIRMATION OF ORDINANCES.


No. 89.
fers etc., The Secretary of State for the
fect from Colonies has informed the Governor
shed for that the power of disallowance will
not be exercised in respect of the
A t undermentioned Ordinances:-
Assistant
Antigua.
3ct. 1
No. 4 of 1954, "The Cinemato-
graphs General (Legislature Com-
perinten- petency) (Revocation of Declaration
act as and Repeal) Ordinance, 1954."

Oct. 2 St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla.
Class II,
Commis- No. 4 of 1953, "The Trade and
nds. Revenue (Amendment) Ordinance,
Ipril 2 1953."


No. 3 of 1954, "The Cinemato-
graphs (General Legislature Com-
petency) (Rovocation of Declaration
and Repeal) Ordinance, 1954."
Virgin Islands.
No. 12 of 1953, "The Customs
Surcharge Ordinance, 1953."


No. 90.
The following Ordinance and
Statutory Rules and Orders are cir-
culated with this Gazette and form
part thereof:-
ORDINANCE.

Virgin Islands.
No. 8 of 1954, "The Protection of
Trees and Conservation of Soil and
Water Ordinance 1954".
11 pp. Price 13 cents.

STATUTORY RULES & ORDERS.

Virgin Islands.
No. 13 of 1954, "Proclamation
convoking the Legislative Council of
the Presidency."
1 pp. Price 3 cents.
No. 14 of 1954, "Proclamation
appointing a Session for the Legisla-
tive Council of the Presidency."
2 pp. Price 4 cents.

The report of a two-man Commis-
sion appointed in July, 1953, by the
Governor of the Leeward Islands, to
enquire into the cotton industry
of Montserrat, is published on the
2nd October.
The Commission which consisted
of Professor C. G. BEASLEY, C.M.G.,
Economic Adviser to the Comptroller
for Development and Welfare (Chair-
man), and Mr. S. A. SHOUTEN,
M.B.E., Agricultural Superintendent
of St. Lucia, was appointed at a
time when the industry was
experiencing many difficulties; and
its terms of reference were very wide.
They were:
To examine and report on the
organization of the cotton industry
in the Presidency of Montserrat,
including means and methods of
production, profits and their distri-
bution, wages and conditions of


No. 47.






THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


[7 October, 1954.


work, the disposal of by-products,
and such other matters in relation
to the said industry including
ownership of land and the system
of metayage which you, the said
Commissioners, may consider
advisable to include in your
investigation.

The recommendations of the Com-
mission include the establishment of
a statutory Cotton Marketing Board
in Montserrat, with the sole right
to buy and sell all cotton produced
in the island; the purchase of all
cotton by the United Kingdom
Government, at a stated minimum
price, for the next three seasons;
and the centralisation of processing
at two main ginneries. As regards
the general development of the
Presidency, the Commission recom-
mends the creation of a land
Authority, an expansion of the Agri-
cultural Department and the provision
of agricultural credit on a substantial
scale.

The report, which is on sale at
Hastings House, the headquarters of
the Development and Welfare Organi-
zation, and the Commissioner's Office,
Montserrat, at a cost of $1.20, con-
tains a number of statistical tables
providing a great deal of information
concerning costs in the cotton indus-
try and other figures of land use,
wage rates and public finance.

The Secretariat,
Antigua,
1st October, 1954.


MONTSERRAT CONSTITU-
TION AND ELECTIONS
ORDINANCE, 1952.


Notice to Persons Entitled
to Vote.
Section 43 (1).

Southern Electoral District.
All persons qualified as voters for
the election of a member of the
Legislative Council of Montserrat
residing in the Southern electoral
district of Montserrat who desire to
have their names inserted in the list
of voters for the said electoral district
are hereby required to deliver, or
cause to be delivered, their claims in
writing for that purpose on or before
the 21st day of October, 1954 to the
registering officer of the said electoral
district at Plymouth.

Every claimant to be registered as
a voter shall, if he is able so to do,
with his own hand subscribe his
name and the date of such subscrip-
tion to the notice of his claim to be
registered as a voter.

If any such claimant is unable by
reason of illiteracy, blindness or any
other physical cause to perform the
subscription mentioned in the pre-


ceding paragraph, such subscription
shall be performed on his behalf by
the registering officer who shall wit-
ness the same by subscribing his own
signature to the notice of. claim of
such claimant.

Dated this 29th day of September,
1954.
P. E. WHITE,
Supervisor of Elections.

MONTSERRAT CONSTITU-
TION AND ELECTIONS
ORDINANCE, 1952.


Notice to Persons Entitled to
Vote.
SECTION 43 (1).


Windward Electoral District.
All persons qualified as voters for
the election of a member of the
Legislative Council of Montserrat
residing in the Windward electoral
district of Montserrat who desire to
have their names inserted in the list
of voters for the said electoral district
are hereby required to deliver, or
cause to be delivered, their claims in
writing for that purpose on or before
the 21st day of October, 1954 to the
registering officer of the said electoral
district at Harris Village.

Every claimant to be registered as
a voter shall, if he is able so to do,
with his own hand subscribe his
name and the date of such subscrip-
tion to the notice of his claim to be
registered as a voter.

If any such claimant is unable by
reason of illiteracy, blindness or any
other physical cause to perform the
subscription mentioned in the pre-
ceding paragraph, such subscription
shall be performed on his behalf by
the registering officer who shall
witness the same by subscribing his
own signature to the notice of claim
of such claimant.

Dated this 29th day of September,
1954.
P. E. WHITE,
Supervisor of Elections.


MONTSERRAT CONSTITU-
TION AND ELECTIONS
ORDINANCE, 1952.
Notice t J Persons Entitled to
Vote.


SECTION 43 (1).
Central Electoral District.
All persons qualified as voters for
the election of a member of the
Legislative Council of Montserrat
residing in the Central electoral dis-
trict of Montserrat who desire to have


their names inserted in the list of
voters for the said electoral district
are hereby required to deliver, or
cause to be delivered, their claims in
writing for that purpose on or before
the 21st day of October, 1954 to the
registering officer of the said electoral
district at Salem Village.

Every claimant to be registered as a
voter shall, if he is able so to do, with
his own hand subscribe his name and
the date of such subscription to the
notice of his claim to be registered as
a voter.
If any such claimant is unable by
reason of illiteracy, blindness or any
other physical cause to perform the
subscription mentioned in the preced-
ing paragraph, such subscription shall
be performed on his behalf by the
registering officer who shall witness
the same by subscribing his own
signature to the notice of claim of
such claimant.

Dated this 29th day of September,
1954.

P. E. WHITE,
Supervisor of Elections.

MONTSERRAT CONSTITU-
TION AND ELECTIONS
ORDINANCE, 1952.

Notice to Persons Entitled
to Vote.
Section 43 (1).

Northern Electoral District.


All persons qualified as voters for
the election of a member of the Le-
gislative Council of Montserrat resid-
ing in the Northern electoral district
of Montserrat who desire to have
their names inserted in the list of
voters for the said electoral district
are hereby required to deliver, or
cause to be delivered, their claims in
writing for that purpose on or before
the 21st day of October, 1954 to the
registering officer of the said electoral
district at Saint John's.

Every claimant to be registered as
a voter shall, if he is able so to do,
with his own hand subscribe his
name and the date of such subscrip-
tion to the notice of his claim to be
registered as a voter.
If any such claimant is unable by
reason of illiteracy, blindness or any
other physical cause to perform the
subscription mentioned in the pre-
ceding paragraph, such subscription
shall be performed on his behalf by
the registering officer who shall wit-
ness the Fame by subscribing his own
signature to the notice of claim of
such claimant.
Dated this 29th day of September,.
1954.
P. E. WHITE,
Supervisor of Elections.


196







THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


It is hereby notified for general
information that the members duly
elected to serve in the Legislative
Council of the Presidency of the
Virgin Islands for the undermentioned
electoral districts at an election held
on Thursday 30th September are as
follows:--
The first District.

(The Western District & Jost Van
Dykes).
Mr. WILFRED, W. SMITH

The second District.

(The Tortola Central District).
1. Hon. HOWARD R. PENN, M.B.E.
2. Mr. GLANVILLE FONSECA.

The fourth District.
(The Eastorn District).
Mr. LESLIB MALONE.

The fifth District.
(The Aneqada & Virgin Gorda
Disti ict).
Mr. THEODOLPH FAULKNER.

NORWELL HARRIGAN,
Supervisor of Elections.

The Secretariat,
Antig uw.
5th October, 1954.
No. C. 18/00029-11


It is hereby notified for general
information that the tender for the
supply of 15,000 half bags of flour for
the period November 1954 to January
1955 has been awarded to the follow-
ing:-
Mr. H. E. E. LOVELL
(Agents for Messrs. Atlantic Traders
Ltd. Halifax, Canada).

7500 bags of 100 lbs. each of
"Golden Load brand at $4.65 (Cana-
dian) C.I.F. Antigna.

Messrs. S. R. MENDES, Ltd.
(Agents for The Barrie Mills,
Toronto, Canada).

7500 bags of 100 lbs. each of
"Morning Glory" brand at $4.71
(Canadian) C.I.F. Antigna.


Administrator's Office,
Antigua.
1st October, 1954.
No. A. 40/18.


It is hereby notified for general
information that with the approval of
His Honour the Acting Commis-
sioner, pursuant to Section 4 (2) of
the Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordi-
nance, 1951 (No. 4 of 1951), I hereby
appoint No. 305 Acting Corporal
A. P. SAMUEL to be Licensing Officer


and No. 149 Police Constable J. N.
COOPER and No. 197 Police Consta-
ble C. A. MANNIX to be Examining
Officers under the said Ordinance.
S. L. SHERIFF,
Traffic Commissioner.

Police Headquarters,
Plymouth, Montserrat.
7th October, 1954.


RAINFALL FIGURES.
Central Experiment Station,
Antigua.


1950. 1951. 1952. 1953. 1954.
Jan. 5.41 3.60 2.41 1.93 3.04
Feb. 2.52 1.88 1.60 1.02 2.45
Mar. 1.58 1.09 1.62 5.60 1.08
Apr. 2.44 2.16 3.14 2.06 .49
May 2.06 10.54 3.07 1.50 3.83
June 1.66 2.74 5.74 1.31 3.32


July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct. 2nd


1.85 3.28 8.38 3.20 3.47
10.71 9.18 8.43 3.15 5.93
6.34 12.06 5.55 2.10 9.91


.08


.05 .09 .06


34.65 14.53 39.99 21.96 33.58


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


[Price 25 cents.]


A


7 October, 1954]







No. 8 of 1954. Protction of T,'wr and Conscr- VIN;iN
vation of Soil and Water. ISLANDS.

[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Acting Governor.
31st August, 1954.

VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 8 of 1954.
An Ordinance to make provision for the protection
of specified trees and the conservation of soil
and water and for matters incidental thereto.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Virgin
Islands as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title,
Protection of Trees and Conservation of Soil and
Water Ordinance, 1954.
2. In this Ordinance unless the context Interpreta-
otherwise requires tiol.
Superintendent of Agriculture means the
officer for the time being in charge of the
Agricultural Department of the Presi-
dency;
"crown land includes-
(a) the waste or vacant land of the
Crown within the Presidency; and
(h) all lands now vested in Her
Majesty, or which may hereafter be so
vested, whether as bona racuntia or by
forfeiture, purchase or exchange;
"livestock includes cattle, horses, mules,
asses, shop, goats and swine;
"private land means land other than crown
land;
"protected area ", forestry area and water
area', mean, respectively, a protected
area, a forestry area and a water area
declared as such by an Order made under
section 3 of this Ordinance;







VIRGIN 2 Protection of/ Trees and Conser- No. 8 of 195i4.
ISLAN)S. nation ol Soil and Water.
protected tree means any tree which is of
economic value, or of scientific interest,
or of value in preserving the amenities of
a locality and which is declared by order
of the Governor in Council under section
3 of this Ordinance to be a protected tree
for the purposes of this Ordinance;
Deolaration as 3. (1) Subject to the provisions of section 4
to areatand of this Ordinance, it shall be lawful for the Governor
trees. in Council by Order from time to time to declare-
(a) any tree to be a protected tree; or
(b) any land to be a protected area or a
forestry area or a water area,
for the purposes of this Ordinance.

(2) Every Order made under this section
shall clearly specify the protected tree and describe
the area to which it relates; and the Superintendent
of Agriculture shall, in the case of such protected
tree, protected arena, forestry area or water area,
after the publication of the Order cause the said
tree or areas to be indicated by marks, painted
posts or other signs so that they may be readily
identified.

(3) Any Order made under this section may
exempt either the whole or any part or parts of an
area to which the Order relates from any of the
restrictions imposed by section 5 of this Ordinance
on the use to which land or its produce in the area
may be put.

(4) Every Order made under this section may
be cancelled or varied in like manner.

(5) Every Order made under this section
shall be published either in the Gazette or by post-
ing copies thereof on the doors of any court house,
church, chapel, school-house or other building in
the Presidency which in the opinion of the
Commissioner will give publicity thereto or by
both gazetting and posting, as the Commissioner
may decide:







No. 8 of 1954. Protection of Trees and Conser- 3 VIRGIN
ovation of Soil and Water. ISLANDS.

Provided that in places where there is no
building as aforesaid a copy of the Order may
be affixed to a board and fastened up in a conspicu-
ous place.

4. (1) Before making any Order under the Purpooss for
provisions of section 3 of this Or(linance, the which areas
may be
Governor in Council shall satisfv himself that the declared.
declaration of the area under the Order is
necessary-

(a) in the case of a protected area, in
order to maintain and preserve protected trees
growing therein;
(h) in the case of a forestry area, in
order to-

(i) prevent the de-afforestation a nd
denudation of land on steep slopes,
or

(ii) prevent soil erosion and the deposit
of earth, mud, stones and sand upon
agricultural land, or

(iii) protect roads and highways;

(c) in the case of a water area, in order
to-

(i) minintin water supplies within the
area or on land adjacent to it, or-
(ii) maintain such supplies in gut s,
spri gs, streams, watercourses or
reservoirs, or

(iii) prevent the silting of sources of
water supply, or

(iv) prevent or reduce the pollution of
any water supply.

(2) Before making aiy rider as aforesaid,
the -overnor in (iou ncil shlll requestt the Superin-
tendent ol Agricult ure to inquire inti thle necessity
of making the order aidi thereupon the Superin-
tcndent of Agriculture shall hold, aor shall (1pute








\'IRGIRN 4 Protectiin o/f frees and Conser- No. 8 of 1954.
fSLANI)S. vation of Soil and Waterr.
an officer to hold, a public inquiry into the
necessity for making the Order, and the Superin-
tendent of Agriculture otr oicer so deputed as the
case may be, shall report his findings to the
Governor in Council.

(3) The validity of any Order made under
section 3 of this Ordinance shall not be impugned
on the grounds that there was no necessity for its
being made or that the tiinings of tlie Superin-
temident of Agriculture or officer as aforea:id
were at variance with the Order as made.

Auts froiidlleln 5. (1) Subject to the provisions of section 6
in cleared of this Ordinance, no person sh8a1ll, exempt to the
extent to which ani exemption il ani order r imay
otherwise allow, do any of the following acts, that
is to say-

(a) in a protected area fell, cut, girdle,
bark, lop, tap, bleed, I)urn, injure or remove
any protected iree growing therein;
(b) in a forestry area-
(i) fell, cut, girdle, bark, lop, tap or
bleed or in any way injure any
tree, or
(ii) kindle, keep or carry any fire; or
(iii) depasture any livestock or permit
any livestock to trespass;
(c) in a water area-
(i) fell, cut, girdle, bark, lop, tap or
bleed any tree or in any way injure
anv tree, or
(ii) kindle, keep or carry any fire, or
(iii) departure any livestock or permit
any livestock to trespass, or
(iv) clear any land for ctulivatvtion, pas-
turage, or anyl other purpose, or

(v) pollute in any way tLe water therein.







N-. 8 of 195-1. Protection o(f ','r, and Conser- 5 V RGIN
ration o/ Soil and Water. IS AN ,S.
(2) Any person who does any act forbidden
to be d(loe nby subsection (1) of this section shall be
guilty of an offence against this Ordinance

6. (1) The Superintendent of Agriculture Lience by
may in his discretion issue licences on such terins Sup(."i
and conditions as he may think fit to do all or anly Agri'altnre.
of the tats forbidden to be (lone by section 5 of
th i; ordinance e and may by endorsement on a
subsistingt licence extend the period for which such
licence shall be valid.

(2) A licence under subsection (1) of this
sictioni, when it Ihas reference to an act to be (done
in a protected area, shall be issued inly for spelcii(
protected trees, a.nd no licence to cut any protected
tree in a protected area shall be issued until tlie
Superintendent of Agriculture, or some other officer
generally or specially authorized by him, has
marked the tree to which the licence relates.

(3) The Superintendent of Agriculture may
refuse to issue a licence without giving the reasons
for his refusal, Iut an appeal shall lie from such
refusal to the Governor in Council whose decision
shall be final.

7. In order to achieve all or any of the Works 11
purposes specified in regard to water area, iln waterr a' .
paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of section 4 of this .sonrcs.
Ordinance, or in ord, r to implement any l egula-
tions made by the Governor in Council under sec-
tion 14 of this Ordinance, the Commissioner may
direct that such work s as ie may deem necessary
shall be carried out in any water area or at or around
:Mv source of water supplly in such mam:ner as he
may prescribe.

8. The (CoXmmissioner or the Superi ntendent Entry on
of Agriculture or a:' v person uthioris(ed v. either private Ia,.
of then i!n wvriti,'g in l;hat behalf mav, after due
notice has been given to the ow.ne or o cc)upier
thereof, enter any private land for any of the
following purposes, that is to say-







V'I rGN I Protection i/ T're.s nIdl ConCr- No. 8 f .'.
SLAN DS. ration o/ SI arnd Water,
(a) through the declaration of any area
to be a protected area; or
(6) on account of the refusal to grant or
extend the validity of a licence under section
6 of this Ordinance; or
(c) caused by or arising out of any work
executed under section 7 of this Ordinance; or
(d) as a result of entry on land under
section 8 of this Ordinance; or
(e) by reason of the provisions of any
regulation made under section 14 of this
Ordinance.
(2) When the owner of any private land
which is included within a protected area or forestry
area or water area claims that he ought to be
pecuniarily compensated for loss suffered or likely
to be suffered as a result of such inclusion, he shall
within three months of the making of the Order
lodge at the Commissioner's office a statement of
his claim with iFll particulars of his estimated loss.
(3) Within thirty days of such claim being
lodged as aforesaid the Commissioner shall appoint
a Board consisting of-
(a) a Government officer chosen by him;
(b) such person as the claimant may
nominate; and
(c) such other person, as may be agreed
upon between the Commissioner and the
claimant who shall be Chairman of the Board.
(4) The Board shall hear the claimant and
such persons as he may bring before the Board and
such Government officers as the Commissioner may
direct to appear before the Board and shall make
recommendations in accordance with the provisions
of this section of this Ordinance as to the compensa-
tion, if any, to be paid to the claimant and shall
forward their recommendations in the form of a
report through the Commissioner to the Governor
in Council.






No. 8 of 1954. Protection of T,.,, and Gonser- 9 VIUIN
action of Soil and Water., SLANDIS,
(5) In making recommendations under subsec-
tion (4) of this section the Board shall-

(a) not take into account-

(i) any remote, contingent or possible
uses to which the land might in
future be put, and

(ii) any loss suffered as a result of a
change of system in cases where the
effect of the inclusion of the land
within a prohibited, forestry or
water area is to compel the owner
to adopt a better system of hus-
bandry than he had practised before,
or when it may reasonably be
expected that the inclusion will have
that effect;

(b) have regard to-

(i) the actual use of the land at the date
when the Order was made and
during the three years immediately
preceding that date, and

(ii) evidence adduced, if any, as to the
progressive deterioration of the land
through soil erosion or other causes
which might reasonably be expected
to be arrested by its inclusion within
the area;

(c) assume, unless in any case the
Superintendent of Agriculture shall indicate
to the Board that the forest cover on the land
ought, by reason of the steepness or otherwise
of the said land, to be permanently left
undisturbed, that the forest produce of the
of the land will in the future accrue to the
owner under a proper system of selective
felling by means of licences to fell trees to be
issued from time to time under section 6 of
this Ordinance.








VIRGIN
ISJAN PS.


10 Protection of Trees and Conser- No. 8 of 1954.
actionn of Sail and Water.

(6) Before recommending pecuniary compen-
sation the Board shall consider whether, without
prejudice to the objects for which the Order was
made, the loss could not be made good to the owner,
in whole or in part, by the addition to the Order of
an exemption under subsection (3) of section 3 of
this Ordinance or by the issue of licences under
section 6 thereof.

(7) The Governor in Council shall consider
every report forwarded under the provisions of
subsection (4) of this section and shall decide what
compensation, if any, shall be paid, and the decision
of the Governor in Council shall be final.

(8) It shall be lawful for the Commissioner to
direct the Treasurer to pay from the general revenue
of the Presidency as compensation to the owner of
the land such sum of money as may be decided by
the Governor in Council under subsection (7) of
this section.

(9) In this section, the word owner shall
include a tenant whose contract of tenancy is for
such a period as to give him the right to occupy the
land for five years or more from the date when the
Order is made.

14. (1) The Governor in Council may make
Regulations permitting, prohibiting, regulating or
controlling the access of persons or livestock to any
source of water supply, or restricting the use thereof
to particular classes of persons or types of con-
sumers, or prescribing the charges, if any, to be
made for the water, whether or not the source is on
crown or private land or whether or not it is in-
cluded in a water area: and such Regulations may
be made in respect of a particular source or sources
or generally for all sources or for all sources of a
particular type.

(2) The Governor in Council may attach to
any breach of any Regulations made under this
section a line no: exceeding eighty-five dollars or a
term of imprisonment not exceeding three months
or both such fine and imprisonment,


Power to maku
Regulations.







No. 8 of 1954. Protection of Trees and Conser-
vation of Soil and Water.


11 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.


(3) All Regulations made under this section
shall be published in the same manner provided for
the publication of Orders by subsection (5) of sec-
tion 3 of this Ordinance.

15. Any person guilty of an offence against Penalties.
this Ordinance shall on summary conviction be
liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred and
seventy dollars or to t term of imprisonment not
exceeding six months or to both such fine and
imprisonment.

16. This Ordinance shall come into operation Commence-
on a day to be appointed by the Governor by ment.
proclamation published in the Gazette.
H. A. C. HOWARD,
President.


Passed the
of June, 1954.


Legislative Council this 17th day


H. O. CREQUE,
Clerk of the Council.





















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LEEWARD ISLANDS.
VIRGIN ISLANDS.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1954, No. 13.

PROCLAMATION DATED OCTOBER 7, 1954, CONVOKING THE
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE PRESIDENCY.

BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS.

A PROCLAMATION.
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
WH lREAS it is provide, by section 25 (1) of the Virgin
Islands Constitution and Elections Ordinance, 1954, that the
Governor mitv at any time, by proclamation, summon, proro-
gue or dissolve cti Legislative Council of the Presidency of the
Virgin Islands:
AND WHEREAS it is expedient that the said Council
should be summoned:
NOW, rHIREREFORE, [ do by this my proclamation
summon the Legislative Council of the Presidency of the Vir-
gin lsl;nds to meet at Saint Ge or'ge's Hall in the town of Road
Town, Toril ia, in the Presidency aforesaid at 10 o'clock in the
forenoon on Saturday the 16th day of October, 1954 for the
despatch of public business.
AND the ILminers of the said Council and all other Her
Majesty's Officers and loving subjects in the said Presidency
and all those whom it may concern are hereby required to take
due notice hr 'of a-idl to Iive their ready obedience accordingly.
GIVEN at the l;ioerument House, Antiip'a, this 7th day of
October, 1951, and in the third year of Her Nlajesty's
reign.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!




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LEEWARD ISLANDS.
VIRGIN ISLANDS.


STATUTORY RULES AND ORI1ERS.
1964, No. 14.


PROCLAMATION DATED OCTOBER 7, 1954, APPOINTING A
SESSION FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. OF THE PRE-
SI )ENCY.


BY THE COMMISSIONER OF THE PRESIDENCY OF
THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.

A PROCLAMATION.
H. A. C. HOWARD,
Commissioner.

WHEREAS pursuant to the provisions of section 25(1)
of the Virgin Islands Constitution and Elections Ordinance,
1954, the governorr by proclamation dated the 7th day of
October, 1954 has summoned the Legislative Council of the
Presidency of the Virgin Islands to meet on the 16th day of
October, 1954:

AND WHEREAS it is provided by section 18 of the
said Ordinance that the sessions of the said Council shall be
held at such times and places as the Commissioner shall from
time to time by proclamation appoint:

AND WHEREAS it is expedient that a session of the
said councill should now be held.

NOW, THEREFORE, I do by this my proclamation
hereby appoint that a session of the Legislative Council of the
Presidency of the Virgin Islands shall be held and that the
first meeting thereof shall commence with a sitting of the
Council at Saint George's Hall in the town of Road Town,
Tortola, in the Presidency aforesaid at 10 o'clock in the forenoon
on Saturday the 16th day of October, 1954, for the despatch of
public business.









AND the Members of the said Council and all other Her
Majesty's Officers and loving subjects in the said Presidency
and all those 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 Islands this 7th day of October,
1954, and in the third year of Her Majes-
ty's reign.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!

































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