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233


THE LEEWARD ISLANDS

S9 GAZETTE.

-' 43u. f)l eb by utj ority.
OL. LXXX .: THURSDAY, 1TH I)DECEMBER, 1954. No. 57.

n the matter of th/eland Acquisition Act, 1944,
/ And
In the Matter of a Declaration bp-1he GoBernor in Council with the approval of the Legis-
lative Council of the Presidency of-Montserrat in respect of all that portion of the Dagenham
Estate approximately 38 acres in area, situate at Plymouth in the Parish of St. Anthony in the
Presidency of Montserrat, measuring and bounded as follows, that is to say, on the north measur-
ing 416 feet 8 inches and bounded thereon by the main public road, on the south measuring 405
feet 8 inches and bounded thereon by the lands of Dagenham Estate, on the east measuring 894
feet and bounded thereon by the lands of Dagenham Estate, and on the west measuring 330 feet
and bounded thereon by the main public road.

AWARD

The 3} acres of land the subject of these proceedings (hereinafter referred to as the
acquired land) is situated just outside the Town of Plymouth, its southern boundary being a mere
200 feet from the northern limits of the Town; on both its western and northern sides the land
abuts on the main public road leading to Plymouth.
By virtue of a declaration published in two issues of the Gazette in accordance with the
provisions of section 3 of the Land Acquisition Act, 1944 (hereinafter referred to as the Act), the
acquired land vested in the Crown on 3rd July, 1952. Thereafter compensation at the rate of
220 per acre was offered by the Authorised Officer to the six persons holding interests in the
_and. Three of them accepted the offer and were compensated for their shares. The other three
(hereinafter referred to as the Claimants) are (a) Monica Howes, who owns 2/7 shares and 4/5 of
1/7 share (b) W. S. R. Howes, who owns 1/7 share, and (c) Eva L. Wilkin who owns 1/7 share.
In claims filed by them under the Act the value of the acquired land is stated to be 400 per acre.
The only point now at issue is the value of the land.
The main rule for the assessment and award of compensation by a Board of Assessment in
a case of this kind is contained in section 19 (a) of the Act, which provides that "the value of the
land shall, subject as hereinafter provided, be taken to be the amount which the land, if sold in
the open market by a willing seller, might have been expected to have realized at a date twelve
months prior to the date of the second publication in the Gazette of the declaration under section
3 of this Act". The main principle by which the Board must be guided in applying this rule is
well settled and was reiterated by the West Indian Court of Appeal (St Christopher Circuit) as
recently as 10th December, 1953, in Kelsick v. Thurston 4r Co. Ltd. and others.
"In assessing compensation......it must be assumed that the owner is offering.the
property for sale of his own free will, but is taking all reasonable measures to ensure
a sale under the most favourable conditions. The compensation payable will be that
price which a properly qualified person, acquainted with all the essential facts
relevant to the property and to the existing state of the market, would expect to
realise under such circumstances".
It is common ground that Dagenham Estate because of its rainfall, its situation with
regard to labour and transport, and the composition of its soil, forms part of the most valuable
cotton-growing land in the Presidency. Evidence was led on behalf of the Authorised Officer to
show that up to loth September, 1952, the date on which he entered into possession of the acquired
land, that particular portion of the Estate contained a large quantity of stones and boulders and
was not thoroughly drained. We have carefully examined the submissions made in this connexion
but are unconvinced that even from a purely agricultural standpoint there was in fact any sub-
stantial difference in value between that area and the rest of the Estate. In any case, the view we
take is that the special value of the acquired land lies in its suitability for building purposes. Its
topography, proximity to the principal town of the Island, extensive road frontage on its western
and northern sides (being a corner plot), and access to the main water supply render it admirably
suited for use as a residential or commercial site.

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From the evidence given at this inquiry it is not open to doubt that the market values of
cotton lands in Montserrat and of building lands in and around the Town of Plymouth have
increased considerably during the past ten years or so. We have also had evidence of the prices
obtained or obtainable for Dagenham land and other lands and the opinions of persons acquainted
with local land values as to the relative value of the acquired land and of lands in other areas.

After full analysis and consideration of all the evidence before us we have reached the
conclusion that the price which the Claimants might reasonably have expected for the acquired
land in the open market at the relevant date, namely 3rd July, 195], is 380 per acre. We
accordingly assess the compensation payable to the Claimants as follows:-


(a) MONICA HownES
(b) W. S. R. HowEs
(c) EVA L. WILKIN


532
.. 190
... 190


912


In exercise of the powers conferred on us by section 21 of the Act, we order payment of
interest to the Claimants at the rate of 1% per annum on the amount of compensation awarded,
calculated from the date upon which the Authorised Officer entered into possession of the acquired
land (20th September, 1952) until the date of the payment of the compensation.

The Authorised Officer must also pay to the Claimants the reasonable costs incurred by
them in or about the preparation and submission of their claims and the hearing of these proceed-
ings, such costs to be taxed by the Registrar of the Supreme Court (Montserrat Circuit).
(Sgd.) W. A. DATE,
Chairman.

(Sgd.) W. O. PETERS,
Member.

(Sgd.) PAUL HOLNI)DER,
Member.
6th Decenmber, 1 5 1.


BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS.

A PROCLAMATION.
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.

WHEREAS it is provided by sec-
tion 12 of the Leeward Islands Acts,
1871 to 1950, as amended, that the
General Legislative Council of the
Leeward Islands may from time to
time be convoked by Proclamation:
AND WHEREAS by section 14 of
the said Act it is further provided
that the place of meeting of the said
Council shall from time to time be
fixed by proclamation:
AND WHEREAS it is expedient
that the said Council should be
convoked.
NOW, THEREFORE, I do by this
my Proclamation summon the said
General Legislative Council to meet
at the Court House in the City of
Saint John in the Presidency of
Antigua on Wednesday, the 5th day
of January, 1955, at nine thirty
o'clock in the forenoon, for the des-
patch of public business.
AND the members of the said
Council and all other Her Majesty's
officers and loving subjects in the
Colony of the Leeward Islands and


all others whom it may concern are
hereby required to take due notice
hereof and to give their ready ob'edi-
ence accordingly.
GIVEN under my hand at the
Government House, Antigua,
this 8th day of December, 1954,
and in the third year of Her
Majesty's reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
Ref. No. 18/00057.

BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS.

A PROCLAMATION.
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
WHEREAS the Legislative Council
of the Presidency of Montserrat has
been duly constituted under the
provisions of the Montserrat Consti-
tution and Elections Ordinance, 1952
(No. 111952):
AND WHEREAS it is provided,
inter alia, by subsection (1) of section
25 of the said Ordinance that the
Governor may at any time, by procla-
mation, prorogue the said Legislative
Council:
AND WHEREAS it appears ex-
pedient to prorogue the said Council:


NOW. THEREFORE, in exercise
of the powers in me vested as herein-
before recited I do hereby prorogue
the Legislative Council of the Presi-
dency of Montserrat until such further
date as may be appointed, by procla-
mation of the Commissioner under the
provisions of section 18 of the said
Ordinance, for the first sitting in the
next session of the said Council.
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 govern
themselves accordingly.
GIVEN at the Government House,
Antiqgua, this 13th day of
December, 1954, and in the third
year of Her Majesty's reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
Ref. No. 18/00053.

BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS.

A PROCLAMATION.
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.

WHEREAS by section 3 of the
Travelling and Subsistence Allow-
ances (Repeal) Act, 1954 (No. 16/1954)


THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


[16 Deeember, 1954.


234






16 December, 1954.1


THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE


it is provided that the said Act shall
come into operation on a day to b)9
fixed by the Governor by Proclama-
tion published in the Gazette.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, KENNETH
WILLIAM BLACKBURNE, a Knight
Commander of the Most Distinguished
Order of Saint Michael and Saint
George, an Officer of the Most Excel-
lent Order of the British Empire,
Governor and Commander in Chief in
and over the Colony of the Leeward
Islands and Vice Admiral of the same,
do by this my Proclamation declare
that the said Act shall come into
operation on the let day of January,
1955.

AND all her Majesty's officers
and loving subjects in the said Colony
and all others whoni it may concern
are hereby required to take due
notice hereof and to give their ready
obedience accordingly.
GIVEN at the Government House,
Antigua, this 8th day of Decem-
ber, 1954, and in the third year
of Her Majesty's reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
Ref. No. 47/00309.

Argentine Consular Repre-
sentations.
It is notified for general informa-
tion that, pending the receipt of his
Commission of Appointment and the
subsequent issue of Her Majesty's
Exequatur, Senor JORGE IGNACIO
NICOLINI has been accorded provi-
sional recognition as Consul-General
of the Argentine Republic in London
in place of Senor TAUREL with
jurisdiction including the United
Kingdom Overseas Territories not
already within the district of an
Argentine consular officer and with
general jurisdiction over the Argen-
tine consular officer at Hong Kong.

The Secretariat,
Antigua,
9th December, 1954.
Ref. No. 19/00009.


With reference to the Gazette
Notice of the 2nd November, 1954, it
is hereby notified for general infor-
mation that His Excellency has been
pleased to re-appoint the Hon. S. T.
CHRISTIAN, O.B.E., as a nominated
member of the General Legislative
Council.
2. His Excellency has also been
pleased to appoint the Hon. A. F. L.
LOUISY to be a temporary official
member, and the Hon. P. E. RYAN
to be a nominated member, of the
General Legislative Council, with
effect from the 13th December, and
7th December, 1954, respectively.
The Secretariat,
Antigua.
13th December, 1954.
Ref. No. C. 18/00013.


No. 114.
Appointments and transfers etc.,
in the public service, with effect from
the dates stated, are published for
general information:-
KIRNON, H. E.. Senior Clerk, Audit
Office, dismissed from the Service.
October 29.



No. 115.
The following Ordinances are cir-
culated with this Gazette and form
part there3f:-

Montserrat.
No. 14 of 1954, "The Central Li-
brary Ordinance. 1954."
5 pp. Price 7 cents.
Virgin Islands.
No. 9 of 1954, "The Motor Vehicles
Ordinance, 1954."
27 pp. Price 29 cents.
No. 10 of 1954, "The Legislative
Council (Extension of Duration)
(Repeal) Ordinance 1954.
1 pp. Price 3 cents.
No. 11 of 1954, "The Labour
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1954."
3 pp. Prtce 5 cents.




No. 116.
The following Bills which are to be
introduced in the General Legislative
Council of the Leeward Islands are
published with this Gazette and form
part thereof:-

"The Pensions (Amendment) Act,
1955."
"The Police (Amendment) Act,
1955."

"The Leeward Islands (Amend-
ment) Act, 1955."
"The Small Charges (Amendment)
Act, 1955."
"The Elementary Education (Re-
peal) Act, 1955."
"The Evidence (Amendment) Act,
1955."
"The Supreme Court (Amendment)
Act, 1955.
"The Pensions (Increase) Act, 1953
(Amendment) Act, 1955."

"The Pensions (Increase) Act, 1947,
(Amendment) Act, 1955.
"The Prison's (Repeal) Act, 1955."
"The Supplementary Appropriation
(1953) Act, 1955."


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 3rd December, 1954.
BRIrISH-AMERICAN TOBACCO
COMPANY LIMITED of Westmins-
ter House, 7, Millbank, London. S.W.
have applied for Registration of one
Trade Mark consisting of the follow-
ing:-



kA~EIQP


in Class 45, that is to say:-Manufac-
tured Tobacco.
The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods'for 19 years
before the date of their said Applica-
tion.
Any person may within three
months from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the Leeward Islands Gazette, give
notice in duplicate at the Trade
Marks Office, Antigua, of opposition
to registration of the said Trade
Mark.
H. S. L. MOSTLY,
Registrar of Trade Marks.

TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 3rd December, 1954.
BERMUDEZ BISCUIT COMPANY
LIMITED of 10-14 Duncan Street,
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad have applied
for Registration of one Trade Mark
consisting of the following:-














in Class 42 that is to say:-
Substances used as food or as
ingredients in food.
The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods for five
years before the date of their said
Application.
Any person may within three
months from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the Leeward Islands Gazette, give
notice in duplicate at the Trade
Marks Office, Antigua, of opposition
to registration of the said Trade
Mark.
H. S. L. MOSELEY,
Registrar of Trade Marks.


235







THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


In the Supreme Court of the
Windward Islands and
Leeward Islands.


ANTIGUA CIRCUIT.


NOTICE IS HEREBY given that
in pursuance of Rules made by the
Chief Justice under Section 16 of the
Windward Islands and Leeward Is-
lands Courts Order in Council, 1939,
on the 16th day of October, 1941, as
amended, the Honourable the Puisne
Judge selected for the sitting of the
Court in the Antigua Circuit has
appointed the undermentioned day
on which the ensuing Circuit shall sit
in the Presidency, that is to say:-
On Monday the 10th day of January,
1955, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.
H. S. L. MOSELEY,
Registrar, Antigua Circuit.

Registrar's Office,

Antigua.

24th November, 1951.

PROVOST MARSHAL'S OFFICE

ANTIGUA.

25th November, 1954.

Notice is hereby given that there
will be sold on the various premises
in the City of Saint John on Tuesday
the 21st day of December, 1954 at
12 o'clock noon, the Lands and
Tenements belonging to the persons
hereafter named.
BELL STREET.

Gwendolyn Simon.

BRYSON STREET.

Albertha Samuel, Charlotte Tobitt,
Reginald Mussington.
BEHIND DICKENSONBAY
STREET.

Hilda Hill. Peter Philip, Edward
Towsend, Kenneth Murdoch, Alfred
0. Wallace.

DIKENSONBAY STREET.

John Lucas, Kenneth Murdoch,
Rosalind Morgan (2), Ickford Winter
(3).

ST. GEORGES STREET.

Ickford Winter (2), Edward Lloyd,
Alfred Reynolds, Alice M. Smith.
ST. JOHNS STREET.

Heirs of Joseph Thibon, Frances
Samuel, John Harris, Victoria James,
Ethel Hunte, Robert A. Carty,
Martha Byam, Francis James.


BISHOPGATE STREET.

George H. Joseph, James B. Hart,
Heirs of Rev. Francis, Jane Ann
Wilson, John Dowe, Sydney Benja-
min, Louisa Semper.

NORTH STREET.

Heirs of Daniel Peters, Henry
Edwards.

NEWGATE STREET.

Samuel A. Joseph, James B. Hart.

WAPPING STREET.

Ernest Martin.

CHURCH STREET.

Gwen & P. Jordan, Estate of John
H. Moore.

WAPPING LANE.

James N. Webber, John Matthew,
Estate of Franklyn Carlisle, Samuel
Laviscount, Benjamin Lowen,

POPESHEAD STREET.

Iola A alexander, Adolphus
Reynolds, George Samuel, Heirs of
Joseph Ralph.

NEWGATE LANE.

Heirs of Willock, Morris Gardner.

BISHOPGATE ALLEY.

Heirs of L. Matthew, Maxwell
Humphreys.
ST. JOHN'S LANE.

Estate of Sarah James.

MARKET STREET.

John Nascimento.

LONG STREET.

Antonetta Reid, George McAndrew,
Estate of John H. Moore.

ST. MARYS STREET.

Rev.'C. Francis.

REDCLIFFE STREET.

Benjamin Lowen.
SOUTH STREET.

Tryphena Joseph.

CORN ALLEY.

Joseph Thomas.
CROSS STREET.

Emily Athill, Rtiby Hughes, M.
&. C. Walters.


Iti December, 1954.]

OTTOS LAND.
George Farley.

RODNEY STREET.

Joseph Lewis.

NELSON STREET.

Joseph Lewis.

FACTORY ROAD.

Frank Henzell.

The same having been levied upon
to satisfy the City Rate due thereon
for the year 1954.


H. S. L. MOSELEY,

Provost Marshal.


Masters and Local Agents of all
Ships, Sailing Vessels and
Aircraft.
All goods of any kind which are
not manifested, arriving in this presi-
dency from abroad must be pre-
sented to a Customs Officer at
the Airport or Port of Entry.
Officers, hostesses and other mem-
bers of the crews of ships and aircraft,
Agents' clerks, stevedores, ships'
labourers and visitors to ships are
advised to take care to submit to the
Customs Officers on duty packages
and goods of all descriptions, which
they may bring ashore from any ship,
vessel or aircraft.

Failure to present such packages or
goods to a Customs Officer may
result in arrest of the person con-
cerned and seizure and confiscation
of the packages or goods.
The Collector of Customs. Customs
Officers and any member of the Police
Force, upon reasonable suspicion may
stop and examine any person carrying
any package to ascertain whether any
smuggled goods are contained therein.
(Section 44 of the Trade and Revenue
Ordinance No. 8 of 1900).

The Collector of Customs and any
persons authorised iy him may search
any person on board any vessel within
any port of this presidency, or any
person who has landed from any
vessel, provided he has reason to
suppose that such person is carrying
or has uncustomed or prohibited
goods about his person. (Section 45
of Ordinance No. 8 of 1900).

C. A. STEVENS,
Collector of Customs.
6t4 December, 1954.
Ref. No. A. 65/7-III.





L

[16 December, 1954.

The Governor has received from
the Inspector of Accidents of the Air
Registration Board in Trinidad the
report on the accident to the Cessna
Aircraft N3128A which occurred at
OlvestQn Airfield, Montsterrat, on the
28th May, 1954. Copies of this report
are available for inspection during
office hours at the Secretariat in
Antigua and the Commissioner's
Office in Montserrat.

2. As regards the cause of the
accident, the Inspector has written
as follows:

"The cause of this accident was
the inability of the aircraft to attain
flying speed before reaching the
end of the runway. The following
factors were probably contributory
causes:-

(i) the take-off was attempted
down wind:

(ii) the aircraft was probably too
heavily loaded for the pre-
vailing conditions;

(iii) the flap setting used caused
a reduction in ground ac-
celeration;

(iv) the absence of an overrun
area prevented the take-off
being abandoned."


3. The Inspector's recommenda-
tions as regards the future use of
Olveston Airfield are as follows:

"Any further use of Olveston
Airfield as a place of landing and
departure for aircraft should be
subject to the following condi-
tions:-

(i) the full length of the runway
should be completed and
prepared for use;

(ii) the trees at the eastern end
of the runway should he
removed;

(iii) an additional wind indicator
should be installed at the
eastern end of the runway;

(iv) an anemometer should be
provided to furnish the
pilot with details 6f wind
strength;

(v) the loaded weight of the
aircraft must be limited by
the pilot to ensure an ade-
quate margin of safety under
prevailing conditions."


4. Early effect is being given to
the Inspector's recommendations. In
addition,

(a) commercial flights by single-
engined aircraft will not be permit-
ted in and out of Olveston Airfield;


THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


(b) take-off will not be permitted
under certain conditions of tail
wind. Such conditions will be
determined from the instruments
to be installed at the airfield, and
in accordance with prescribed
safety limits.

Ref. No. C. 7/00011.

ie&'istr( r General's Ojfi/c,
St. John's, Antigqua.
Ist December, 1954.

In accordance with the provisions
of the Marriage Ordinance 1923 (No.
15 of 1923) Section 20 (1) notice is
hereby given that the building known
as Gospel Tabernacle situate in the
island of Barbuda has been deemed
disused for the public religious wor-
ship of tihe congregation on whose
behalf it was registered that is to say
the Christian Mission.

The registry of the said building
has been duly cancelled.

H. S. L. MOSELY,
Registrar General.


In accordance with the provisions
of the Marriage Ordinance 1923
(No. 15 of 1923) Section 17 notice is
hereby given that the building known
as Gospel T;abernacle situate in the
Island of Barbuda has been duly
registered as a place of public religious
worship by the congregation of the
Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.

H. S. L. MOSELY,
Registrar General.


Tenders are hereby invited for the
transport by motor car of public
officers travelling on duty for the
year ending 31st December, 1955.

2. Such tenders should be in
respect of single journey from the
place where the public officer enters
the car to the place at which he leaves
it (i.e. so much a mile for the single
journey) and charge for waiting if
any should be stated. Provided that
where the officer enters or leaves the
car outside the City limits a charge
may be made for the distance between
that point and St. John's.

3. Government will not be pre-
cluded from hiring seats for public
officers in public service vehicle which
would otherwise be proceeding to the
officer's destination where this will
result in an economy e.g. for customs
officer's going to Coolidge Airfield on
duty in a car hired or used by the
Airline Agents.

4. Government reserves the right
to hire or use cars, or seats in cars,
other than the contractor's cars, for
public officers proceeding on duties
connected with the Customs or
revenue.


5. Government does not bind it-
self to accept the lowest or any
tender.

6. The Contractor will be expected
to provide prompt and efficient service
and any agreement entered into with
a contractor will be subject to the
following conditions:--

(i) The Contractor sh;ll whenever
required furnish a car;

(ii) If due notice of the require-
ment of a car has been given
and failing any satisfactory
explanation the Contractor's
car arrives more than five
minutes after the required
time Government shall have
the right to deduct a penalty
not exceeding 10/- from any
of the sums due and owing to
the Contractor;

(iii) In the event of the Contrac-
tor's car being more than 15
minutes late after the required
time Government may cancel
the contract on giving the
Contractor one week's notice
in writing;

(iv) Government shall also have
the right to terminate the
contract on giving one week's
notice in writing if the service
is generally unreliable through
repeated unpunctuality, defec-
tive cars or other cause.

7. The tender should state the
number of cars to be at the disposal
of Government.

8. All tenders should be addressed
to the Administrator in a sealed
envelope marked Tender for Official
Transport" and should be lodged at
the Administrator's Office not later
than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 21st Decem-
ber, 1954.
By Order

J. L. ROBINSON,
for Adminieti ator.
Administrator's Office,
Antigua.
10th December, 1954.
Ref. No. A. 78/17.

RAINFALL FIGURE.
Central Experiment Station,
Antigua.
1950. 1951. 1952. 1953. 1954.


Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec. llth


5.41
2.52
1.58
2.06
1.66
1.85
10.71
6.34
5.13
4.43
1.87


3.60
1.88
1.09
2.16
10.54
2.74
3.28
9.18
12.06
3.90
3.67
4.43


46.00 58.53 51.84 29.14 40.87







THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.

ANTIGUA CIRCUIT.


JURORS' LIST FOR THE YEAR 1955.


[16 December, 1954.]


Christian and Surname at length


Abbott, Leonard
Abbott, Norris
Abbott, Victor Gerald
Ackam, Hezekiah
Alexander, Foster
Allaway, Richard
Allen, Alfred
Ambrose, Maurice
Anselm, Ronald Alexander
Antonio, Lawrence
Antonio, Norris
Antonio, Clement
Antonio, Francis Earl
Anjo, Francis Roderiques
Anjo, Lawrence Roderiques
Atbill, Wentworth

Bailey, Desmond
Bailey, Joseph
Bailey, Louis
Bailey, Donald
Barnes, Irving Edward Alexander
Barretto, Angelo
Barnes, Leonard
Baptist, James
Barretto, John
Barretto, Manoel
Bell, Austin
Benjamin, Edgar Alexander
Bej;mnin, Lewis Albert Emery
Bento, Alvro
Bento, Fabian
Blackett, John
Blanchard, Morris
Boreham, Mark William
Boreham, Leonard
Bowry, Eric
Boxhill, John Carlisle
Bridges, Maurice
Bridges, Dennis
Brown, Arnold
Brown, Jr. James Adolphus Nibbs
Brown, Joshua
Brown. Ralph Arthur Lindsay
Browne, Rob',rt
Brumant, Bruno
Bryson, Thomas Arbercrombie Hal
Buckley, Edgar
Burton, Joseph

Bourne, Keith
Camacho, Alexander
Camacho; John
Camacho, Vincent Joseph
Carmichael, Victor
Carr, William
Caines, Elwood
Challenger, Aubrey
Chambers, Arnold Picart
Charles, Joseph A.
Chambers, Edmund
Christopher, Neville
Christian, Donald
Christian, Clarence
Christian, Morris
Coates, Cox
Cockburn, John Allan
Colbourne, Claxton Augustus
Cooke, Walter R.
Cools-Latigue, Hugh Joseph


Place of Abode


... City
... Sanderson
... Dalzells
.. Bolans
... City


... Cedar Grove
... City


,,
Belmont
Hodges Bay
City


99
Delaps
City
,,
Cedar Grove
Bolans
Cedar Grove
City


Gunthorpes
City


Gunthorpes
... City






Potters
...City







... ity

... Fairvie
... City

... Ottos
... Greenbay
... Fairview
... All Saints
Parham Road
... City
... Nut Grove
,,. Fort Road
... Side Hill
... City

... Gnthorpes
... Citv
Comfort Hall
... City
I. u Goe


Calling


SMechanic
Overseer
Peasant Proprietor
Planter

Shopkeeper
Clerk
Musician
Merchant
Clerk
Mechanic
Clerk
Manager
Merchant
Clerk

,t

Planter
Jeweller
Clerk
Joiner
Shopkeeper
Joiner
Tailor
Shopkeeper
Clerk
Clerk
Merchant

Clerk

Rum Distiller
Clerk
Overseer
Mechanic
Clerk
Bakery Manager
Barb-r
Shli:,keeper
Clerk
Clerk
Peasant Proprietor
Clerk
,,
Printer
Business Manager
Clerk
Electrician

Printer
Garage Proprietor
Merchant
Auctioneer
Laboratory Assistant
Mechanic
Clerk
,,
Merchant
Overseer
Clerk

Joiner
Builder & Contractor
Sugar Curer
Cabinet Maker
Engineer
Tailor
Manager
Clerk


Nature of Qualification


Income of 30 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
,, 50 p.a.

f, 30 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.
Income of ,,
Income of 150 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
,, 50 p.a.
Salary of
Income of 150 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.



Salary of 200 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.


Income of 50 p.a.
of 30 p.a

Salary of 50 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
Income of 150 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.



Salary of 200 p.a.
Income of 50 p.a.
Salary of
Salary of 200 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
,, 50 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.





Salary of 200 p.a.
,, 50 p.a.



Income of 50 p.a.

30 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.
Income of
Salary ,,
30 p.a.
Income of 150 p.a
Salary of 50 p.a.


Income of 50 p.a.
30 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
Salary of 200 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.


Re-
marks










S.J.




S.J.


S.J.


S.J.




S.J.


S.J.








S.J.











S.J.







S.J.







[16 December, 1954.


THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.

Jurors' List for the year 1955-(cont'd).


Christian and Snrnarme at length Place of Abode


Cort, Lionel
Cort, Patrick
Crawford, Strickland Gerald
Crump, -John Edimund
Crnmp, Sherman
Cummings, Oliver

Daniel, Hesketh Maurice
Davis, Edward
Davis, Joseph Alexander
Davis, Walter O'Million
Davis, Oliver
Denully, John
Derrick, Edwin George
Derrick, -\rthur
Desuza, George
DeFr.itas, Allen
Dew, Ernest Dalmer
DeSilva, Ronald
Dias, John Baptiste
Dickenson, Deni,
Dickenson, Moses.Mallalien
Dickenson, Francis C.
Doram, Donelley
Dow, Charlesworth
Dow, Guy

Edwards, Charles
Edwards, Alfonso DeShield
Edwards. DEnnis
Edwards, Hubert
Evanson, John Allan

Farley, Ronald
Farara, Emanuel
Faarra, Jayme
Farara, Quin
Fernandez, John Gilbert
Fernandez, Joseph
Francis, 'ernley
Francis, Francis Alexis
Francis, Knella
Francis, William

Ga)briel, Samuel Lewis Denis
Gardener, James
Gillead, Claxton
Gillead, Oscar
Gomes, Bernard
Gomes, Raymowl
Gomes, Wilfred Alexander
Gomes, Arthur
Gomez, Kenneth
Gonsalves, Arnold
Gonsalves, Cyril
Gonsalves, Lawrence Arthur
Gonsalves, Morris
Gonsalves, Rophine
Goodwin, Basil c'arodoc
Goodwin, Harry Leon
Goodwin, James Emanuel
Goodwin, Joseph Waneford
Gordon, Hubert Theophilus
Gordon, Stuart A.
Grvia, Arthur
Gore, Rupert
Greenidge, Laurie
Hallpike, Charles Arthur Shaind
Hamilton, Alfonso
Hampson, George Alexander
Heath, William Keathly
Hector, Rupert
Henry, Dennis
Henry, Ernest Victor


... Gunthorpes

... City
... Seatons
... Freetown
...Osorne Village

... City


... Delaps
... Ottos Lane
... City

... Hodges Bay
.. City

... Jennings
... City
... Willocks
... Ovals
... City

... Ovals
... Ovals
... rha

... City


... City






... City
City

Claire Hall
... Comfort Hall

... City
... Newfield
... City
... Gray Farm
... Blackmans
... Newfield
... City






... Liberta
... City
.All Saints
... Liberta
... City

Parhiam
... Cit
... City
... City
... City
... 11
... Gunthorpes
... City

St. ( laires
... Ffryes


Calling


Sugar Curer S

Shoemaker I:
Overseer S
Builder I
Electrician


Clerk
Shopkeeper
Bailder & Contractor
,I
Business Manager
Bakery Manager
Planter
Watch Repairer
Distiller
Electrician
Engineer
Clerk
Mechanic

Clerk
Overseer
Clerk



Shopkeeper
Clerk
Aircraft Refueller
Mechanic
Clerk

Printer
Business Manager
,,
Shopkeeper
Business Manager

Planter
Merchant
Mechanic
Overseer

Engineer
Shopkeeper
Printer
Builder
Planter
Shopkeeper
SClerk

Me -chant
Clerk

Slhpkeeper


Clerk
SBarber
Shopkeeper
Clerk
Baker
Shopkeeper
Mrcliant
Cl-rk
Clerk
Clerk
Builder & Contractor
Mechanic
Clerk
SShopkeeper
Manager
Land Proprietor


Nature of Qualification


alary of 50 p.a.

income of 30 p.a.
alary of 50 p.a.
income of ,,


salary
income of 30 p.a.
,, 150 p.a.


salary of 200 p.a.

income of 50 p.a.
Salary
income
Salary of 200 p.a.
S 50 p.a.
income of 30 p.a.
150 p.a.
50 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.


Income ,,
Salary ,,

Income ,,
I Salary ,,


Income of 150 p.a.
Salary ,,
Income
,, 30 p.a.
S 150 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.


,, ,,

Income of 30 p.a.

S 50 p.a.

Salary of 30 p.a.
Income ,
Salary of 50 p.a.

Income of 150 p.s.
Salary of 50 p.a.

Income


Salary of 150 p.a.
Income of 50 p.a.

Salary
Income of 30 p.a.

150 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a

Income of 30 p.a.
,, 150 p.a.
,, 30 p.a.
,, 200 p a.
,, 50 p.a.
,, 50 p.a.
PossePs d of 100 acres
of land


Re-


Re-
marks


S.J.
S.J.
S.J.
S.J.
S.J.



S.J.


S.J.














S.J.
S.J.


S.J.














S.J.





S.J.





S.J.



S.J.
S.J.


S.J.


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?39


It ,t







THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.

Jurors' List for the year 1955-(cont'd).


Christian and Surname at length. Place of Abode. Calling.


Henry, Kenneth
Henzell, Frank Louis Peregrine
Hewlett, John Dalrymple
Hilaire, Francis
Hill, Denzil
Hill, John Wentworth
Horsford, Ivan
Humphrey, Maxwell

Ireland, George
Ireland, Hugh N.
Isaac, Cecil Leonard
Isaac, Earl

James, Alfred
James, George L. C.
James, Joshua A.
James, Cyril
James, Samuel
Jardinr. Morris
Jarvis, Walter Oliver Alexander
Jeffery, Alfred
John, George Elisha George
Johnson, Clarence
Joseph,.Alexis
Joseph, Dennis
Joseph, Thomas Gurthwick Josiah
Joseph, Samuel

Karam, Maurice
Khoury, Elisha
Khoury, Mitchell
Kirwan, Ashley
Knowles, James
Knowles, Oliver

Lake, Henzill
Lake, Arthur
Longford, Egbert
Laurent, Joseph
Laviscount, John
Lewis, George
Lewis, Rupert
Lewis, Walter
Lindsay, Eardly
Lindsay, Lawson
Looby, Ercille
Lord, Munro
Lovell, Harold
Luke, Richard Keathroy


, City
. Long Island
City


S. All Saints
... Golden Grove
... Factory
... City
... Pigotts
... City




.. ,,


... ,,





... Powells


... Kentish Village
...Vernons Road
...Carlisle
i City
... ity

.. Potters
... City

... Kentish Village

City
... York
... City.


Mack, ... Ottos
Mannix, Henry Alford ...
Martin, Charles ...
Martin, Clement ...
Martin, Desmond ...
Martin, Euriel ... ,
Martin, George ... ,
M irtin, Arthur ...
Mason, Keith ...
Mason, Ernest ...
Mason, Richard Stephen Smith ... Sanderson
Massiah. William Cornelius Adolphus P'igotts
Matthew, Allen ... City
Matthew, George ...,
Matthews, Griffith ... Gunthorpe
Matthews, Walter ... City
Maynard, Edward Gerald ...
Maynard, George Edward ...
Maynard, Lawrence ...
Medhurst, Howard James ... Belmont
McDonald. Miles ... The Villa
Mellanson, Carol ... Montpellie
Meudes, Norris Ferdinand Joseph ... City


rs






ir


Tailor
Business Manager
Clerk
Dental Mechanic
Clerk
Shopkeeper
Clerk
,,

Shopkeeper
Mechanic
Clerk
Shoemaker

Shopkeeper
Contractor
Electrician
Tailor
Clerk


Business Manager
Merchant
Stevedore
Clerk
Ship Contractor
Proprietor
Garage Proprietor

Merchant
Clerk

Mechanic

Builder & Contractor

Clerk

Planter
Druggist
Mechanic
Clerk
Druggist
Shopkeeper
Clerk
.,

Overseer
Insurance Agent
Clerk

Joiner
Clerk
1,


Garage Proprietor
Proprietor
Clerk

Mechanic
Planter
Carpenter
Clerk
Dental Mechanic
Mechanic
Garage Proprietor
Clerk


Secretary
Clerk
Overseer
Garage Proprietor


16 December, 1951.]


Re-
Nature of Qualification. mark


Income of t30 p.a.
Salary of 200 p.a. S.J.
,, 50 p.u.
50 p.a.
,, 50 p.a.
Income of 150 p.a. S.J.
Sabhry of 50 p.a.
S of 50 p.a.

Income of 50 p.a.
,, 50 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.

Income of 30 p.a.
30 p.a.
-. 30 p.a.
30 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.
30 p.a.
,, ,, 50 p.a.
,, 50 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.
,, 50 p.a.
Income of 50 p.a.
S 200 p.a. S.J
,. t 30 p.a.

to 30 p.a.
Salary of 5f) p.a.
S ,, 50 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
,, ~5 p.a.
~ 30 p.a.

Salary of 50 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.
.. .. of 5 p.a.
50 p.a.
,, ,, 50 p.a.
,. ,50 p.a.
Salary of 200 p.a. S.J.
.,, 50 p.a.
Income of 50 p.a.
,, ., 30 p.a,
,, 50 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.
S ,, 50 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.

,, ,, 50 p.a.
,, 50 p.a.
,, 50 p.a.
,, ,, 50 p.a.
,, 50 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
., 1, 50 p.a,
Salary of 50 p.a.
i 1, 50 p.a.
Income of 50 p.a.
Salary of 200 p.a. S.J.
.. 30 p.a.
50 p.a.
Income of 50 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
,, 200 p.a. S.J.
200 p.a. S.J.
t 50 p.a.
t 200 p.a. S.J.
50 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.


L __







16 December, 1954.]


THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.

Jurors' List for the year 1955-(cont'd).


Christian and Surname at length.


Mendes, Stephen Roy
Merchant, Charles
Merchant, Joseph
McDonald, Frank
Michael, Claude
Michael, Joseph
Michael, Maurice
Miclhal, Melville Samuel
Michael, Mitchell
Michael, Selwyn
Moore, John Harold
Moore, Hilton
Moore, Walter
Mollyneaux, James
Murphy, Arthur Foster Wall
Murphy, Henry Owen
Murray, Casford Llewellyn
Myers, Joseph Adolphus

Nanton, Robert
Nunes, Francis

O'Reilly, Timothy
Owen, Charles
Parker,Walter
Parker, William
Pereira, Leonard
Pereira, Norris
Perry, Leopold Alexis
Perry. Ernest
Pestaina, Elpert
Pestaina, Raymond
Peters, Cecil Foster
Peters, G. L. Norris
Phillip, Theophilus W.
Phillip, Charles
Pigott, Arn',ld
Pigott, Emil Milo
Pratt, Hugh
Prince, Ralph
Punter, Percival

Raeburn, Raymond
Ramsay, Charles
Ramsay, Rupert
Reid, Lucien McKinley
Richards, Albert
Richards, Berkley
Richards, Simon
Roberts, Arthur
Roberts, Douglas
Rolbrts. Saminel D.
Roberts, Watman
Rndd, Arthur

Salmon, Alfred
Samuel, Josiah
Saunders, Basil
Sch lar, Harold
Scotland, Wesley
Scott-Johnston, Edward
Sebastian, John Eldridge
Semper, Charles
Semple, David Gordon
Should, Anthony
Shoul, John Ferdinand
Simon, Arnold
Slack, Noel Stevenson
Smith, Christopher
Smith, Robert Henry
Spencer, Colin
Spencer, Frederick Alex.
Stamers, Arthur
Swift, Thomas Alexander


Place of Abode.


.City
... Ottes
... ,,
... Ovals
... Bnrkes
.. City

... Thibous
.. City
... ,
... ,









.. Mont

.Citv
... Gilbert
... City
... Fort Road
... City

...Ottos Lane
... Fort Road
...Cit

:Gnunthorpes
... City
... Ottos Lane











... Fort Road
.... City


'i










Jrohnson's Point
... ,,t r








... Fort Road
... Ottos Lane


















Jennings
oirks

.. City


... A.S.F.
... City


... Ntl Sound
... Gunthorpes



... Gthorpes
... City


Ca


killing. Nature of Qualification.


Business Manager
Driver
1,
Watch Repairer
Overseer
Merchant
Clerk
Planter
Merchant
Clerk
Merchant
Clerk
Peasant Proprietor
Clerk


Merchant
Clerk

,1
Manager

Clerk
Overseer
Shopkeeper
Planter
Watch Repairer
Clerk
Druggist
Builder
Clerk
.,
Mechanic
Clerk
Electrician
Druggist
Clerk
Barber
Clerk

Boatswain

Clerk

Shopkeeper
Clerk


SDispenser
Builder
Clerk

Carpenter
Overseer

Tailor
Caterer
Carpenter

Clerk
Business Manager
Shipwright
Shopkeeper
Engineer
Merchant

SClerk
Planter
Shopkeeper
Hotel Manager
Planter
Shoemaker
Electrician
SClerk


Salary of 200 p.a.
,,,, 50 p.a.



Income of 3() p.a.
,, ,, ,r



Salary of 20(0 p.a.
Income of 150 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.
,, o, 50 p.a.
k 200 p.a.
Income of 150 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.
,, ,, 50 p.a.
,, 200 p.a.

t. 50 p.a.
Income of 50 p.a.


Salary of 50 p.a.
Income of 50 p.a.

Salary of 50 p.a.
Income of 50 p.a.
ar 0 )












Income of 3U0 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.


Income of 50 p.a.
,, ,,











Salary of 50 p.a.










Income of 30 p.a.
Salary of 200 p.a.
,, ,, ,,




















Income of 50 p.a.



31) p.a.

Salary of 50 p.a.

0. k20 p.a.
Income of 30 n q.
Salary of 50 p.a.
Income of 150 p.a.

Sahlary of 50 p.a.
". 200 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
Salary of 20( p.a.


., 50 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
Salary of 200 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.



Salary 'of 20 p.a.






Salary of 50 p.a.






,, .,


Re.
marks.


S.J.






S.J.
S.J.






S.J.
S.J.



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S.J.
















S.J.






S.J.


S.J.
S.J.

S.J.

S.J.


S.J.
S.J.






THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.

Jurors' List for the year 1955-(cont'd).


1( December, 1954.


Christian and Surname at length P


Techeira, Kenneth
Terry, Edward
Terry, Fitzroy
Terry, James
Thibou, Anderson
Thibou, Icson Cox
Thibou, Percy
Thomas, Gerald Edgar
Thomas, James
Thompson, Leslie Alfred
Tomlinson, Auckland
Turner, Alexander
'Turner, Edgar
Tully.'Ken rick

Wade. William
Wallace, Frederick Augustus
Walker, Cecil
Walker. Charles Frederick
Walter, George
Walter, Stanley
Watt, Charles Burkin Anderson
Weathered, Robert
Westcott, Charles
White, Arthur
Williams, Wilfred
Wilson, Alexander Stanley
Winter, Igal

Yearwood, Keith
Yearwood, Percy Hamble
York, William Anthony
Younis, Antoine


lace of Abode Calling Na
__ -----I-


... City
* o*
o.. ,,

,,

...j ,,


..; Hodges Bay
... Johnson's Point
... City

...I Ovals
...City


S.. Barters
- City



.. City

... Gunthorpes
City



...i City


Business Manager
Carpenter
Clerk
Tailor
Clerk


Bank Cashier
Clerk
Merchant
Clerk
Business Manager
Shipwright
Artist Painter

Electrician
Clerk
Dispenser
Photographer
Farmler
Merchant
Clerk

Pianter
Clerk
Garage Proprietor
Accountant
Stevedore


ture of Qualification


Salary of 150 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.


200 p.a,
,, ,. 50 pa.
.150 p.a.
,, 150 p.a,
200 p.a.
Income of 30 p.a.
S 50 p.a.


Salary of 50 p.a.

Income of 30 p.a.
S ,, 50 p.a.

Salary of 200 p.a.
,, 50 p.a.


Income of 30 p.a.
Salary of 50 p.a.


Overseer ,, ,
Planter ., ,, ,200 p.a.
Restaurant Proprietor Income of 30 p,a.
Merchant ,, ,,


Re-
marks


S.J.






S.J.

S.J.

S.J.









S.J.


S.J.


NOTICE.


The above are the persons whom it is proposed to insert in the Juror's Register for the year 1955. The List
will be revised at the sitting of the Magistrate's Court to be holden at the City of Saint John, in the Antigua Circuit,
on Thursday the 23rd day of December, 1954, at 9 o,clock in the forenoon, and the Magistrate may then make such
changes therein as he may think fit, either by adding or striking out names, or otherwise. Any person, whether
included or not included in the said list, may then appear, personally or by his Counsel or Solicitor, and claim that
he is, or is not, liable to serve as a Common or Special Juror, as the case may be, or, if unable to attend personally,
may give the Magistrate notice in writing of his claim, supporting it with such evidence as he may think fit, and the
Magistrate will then, as far as he reasonably can, inquire into the claim. The Magistrate's decision in revising the
said list, will be conclusive, and all persons included in the said list, after it has been revised by the Magistrate, will
be liable during the year 1955 to be summoned and serve as Common or Special Jurors, as the case may be, notwith-
standing any disqualifications or exemption other than illness or unavoidable accident.

Dated this 6th (lay of December, 1954.

H. L. S. MOSELEY,
Registrar for Ihe Antigua Circuit.


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ANTIGUA.

Control of Imports and Exports

Notice No. 5 of 1954
TENDER FOR FLOUR
Tenders are invited for the supply of 15,000 half bags of 100 lb each "E" grade flour from
Local Commission Agents of Canadian Flour Mills. Quotations should be C.I.F. Antigua and should
include agents commission. Tenders should indicate whether they would be prepared to accept any pro-
portion of the 15,000 bags say 5,000 bags and if so at what price.
2. The E grade flour must be milled solely from Canadian Hard Spring Wheat not lower
in grade than No. 3 northern and must be of the following minimum standard:-
Maximum moisture ... 14.00%
Maximum ash .. .52%
Minimum protein ... 12.00%
All flour to be enriched in accordance with the following:-
Minimum. Mcaxiimum.
Thiamine 2.0 2.5 milligrams for each lb. flour
Riboflavine 1.2 1.5 ,, ,, ,,
Niacine 16.0 20.0 ,, ,, ,,
Iron 13.0 16.5 ,, ,,
With Calcium Car-
bonate 500 600 ,, ,,
The name of the miller, analysis of the flour, the enrichment standard and brand name should
be stated in the tender. Chemist's certificate showing analysis of the flour, enrichment standard and
duly notarised must accompany documents. The Supply Officer however, exercises the right to arrange
for samples to be drawn and analysed on his behalf.
Shipping documents must include date of shipment of all flour and must indicate that it is en-
riched and Vitamin Enriched Flour must be stencilled on each bag.
3. Flour to be loaded at Montreal, Halifax or St. John and shipped to arrive in Antigua
during February, March and April, 1955 at a monthly rate of 5,000 half-bags of 100 Ibn. each.
4. Tenders should be in a sealed envelope marked Tenders for flour and should be addressed
to Hib Honour the Administrator ani should reach the Administrator's Office not later than 12 noon on
the 31st December, 1954.
5. Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.

Administrator's Office,
Antigua.
7th December. 1951.
Ref. No. A.40118.











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No. 14 of 1951. Central Library.


[L.S.]
1 ASSENT,
P. D. MACD)ONALD,
governor'ss Deputy.
20th November, 1954.

MONTSERRAT.

No. 14 of 1954.

An Ordinance to make provision for the
establishment of a Central Library in the
Presidency.

ENACTED by the Legislature of Montser-
rat as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
Central Library ordinance 1954.

2. The governorr may out of such funds Estalis'h-
lleln t If' ( n1
as may be available to him for that purpose re- tra, Lira,,.
organise and maintain the library facilities
authorised under the Public Library Ordinance, 4/1931.
)1931 and in addition may establish and main-
tain such other facilities and provide such other
services as in his opinion are desirable in order
to provide an efficient public library and library
service throti'hbout the I'residency to be called
"the Central Library of Montserrat" and for
those purposes may enter into mutual arrange-
ments with other official and unofficial libraries
within and without the Presidency.
8. (1) For the purposes of this Ordinance Centraii i-
there shall be establlished a Board to be styled -,ar'y Boa1.
the (Central LiArary Board hereinl'ifter called
"the Board" and composed of not less than six
members nominated by hlie governor not less
than two members elected by the subscribing
members of the Central Libravr and such other
members as may be co-opted by the Board under
sub-section (2) of this section.
(2) The Board may, with the approval of
the Governor. co-opt as members, for a stated
period not exceeding t\velve months, persons


MONTSEHRATr,







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with expert knowledge or experience required
by the Board in the discharge of its duties.
The total number of members so co-opted shall
not exceed three.
(3) 'he period of service of nominated
and elected members of the Board shall he two
years, but any member may be renominated or
re-elected as the case may be.
(4) Any member of the Board may resign
his seat by letter addressed to the Governor, and
the (Governor nimay t aany time revoke any nomi-
nation which lie has made.
(5) Any member of the Board who has
not, on the 31st day of December in each year,
attended at least one-third of the meetings of
the Board during the preceding twelve months
or during his tenure of office in such months,
shall be considered to have vacated his seat. on
the Board, unless he has been absent owing to
ill-health or with the leave of the Governor.
(6) In case of the absence on leave or
owing to ill-health or any nominated member of
the Board, the Governor may appoint any per-
son suitably qualified to act in his stead.
(7) In the case of the absence on leave or
owing to ill-health of any elected, or co-opted
member of the Board, the subscribing members
shall elect and the Board may with the approval
of the Governor co-opt a suitably qualified per-
son to act in the stead of such elected member
or co-opted member, as the case may be.
Chairman of 4. The chairman of the Board shall be
Board. nominated by the Governor. If he be absent
from any meeting, the Board may elect one of its
members as Chairman of that meeting.
Meeting of 5. (1) The Board shall meet at such times
the Board. as may be necessary or expedient for transacting
its business.
(2) The chairman n may at any time sum-
mon a meeting of the Board and on a requisition
by any three members lie shall summon a meet-


MONTSERRAT. 2







Central Libaary.


ing. Such requisition shall state the object for
which tho meeting is required to be' summoned.

(3) Decisions of the Board may be taken at
meetings or, in cases in which the Chairman
shall so direct, by the recording of the opinions
of members on papers circulated among them
The Chairman may direct that papers shall not
be circulated to any member who throLugh
interest, illness, absence from the Presidency or
otherwise is, in the opinion of the Chairman,
incapacitated from voting on such papers.
(I) The quorum of the Board at any meeting
or for the purpose of voting on papers circulated
shall be three.
(5) The decision of the Board shall be by
th;i majority of votes. The (hairn'mi shall have
an original vote and in any case in which the vo(t-
ing is equal he shall have a second or casting vote.
(6) The Librarian, or in his absence any
other suitable person appointed under section 8 of
this Ordinance, shall be Secretairy to the Board
and shall attend each imeetiing (,f the Board and
may speak but shall have no vote.
(7) The Librarian shall keep a true account
of the proceedings of all meetings of the Board
and shall re,,ord the same in n minute book k ept
for that piirl)ose.

6. The Board shall be primarily a consulta- Status ef
tive body constituted to adv\is" on any matter o.
which concerns the Central Li,,rary of ,Monterrat
or public libraries gt-ierally and which the
Governor may include within its scopo.

7. The functions of the Board shall be- lFuumins f
Board.
(a) to advise the Governor in regard to
public library policy and principles and to
submit its views on amn question concerning
public libraries which the (Governor may refer
to it or on any aspect of public library policy
or administration which in its opinion require,
attention.


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3 MONTERRAT.







MOrNT' RT. Central Library. No. 14 of 1954,
(b) to undertake such executive duties
as the Governor may from time to time
impose, either indefinitely or for a stated
period.

ppoitment 8. The Governor after consulting the Board
of Librarian,
Oficersand' may appoint a Librarian and such other Officers
servants. and servants as he may deem fit, for the purpose
of carrying out this Ordinance at such salaries as
he may, with the consent of the Legislative
Council from time to time direct.

Regulations. 9. The Governor in Council, after consult-
ing the Board, may make regulations-

(a) governing" the use by any person or
body of persons of the library facilities provi-
ded under this Ordinance; *

(b) prescribing the sums to be collected
in respect of subscriptions payable by the
subscribing members, fines or any other mat-
ter or thing;

(c) prescribing the duties and powers
of the Librarian an(d their officer. and ser-
vants appointed under this ordinancee ; and

(d) generally, for carrying out the pur-
poses of this Ordinance,
and may attach to the breach of any such regula-
tion a penalty not exceeding ten dollars recoverable
on summary conviction.

Financial, 10. The expenses of carrying out this Ordi-
nance shall be defrayed out of-
(a) such moneys as may from time to
time be appropriated for the purpose by the
Legislative Council out of the general revenue
of the Presidency;
(b) subscriptions paid by subscribing
members;

(c) penalties and fines imposed and re-
covered under the provisions of any regula-
tions made under tlis Ordinance;








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(d) gifts, grants, and bequests derived
from any public or private source.

11. (1) All penalties and fines imposed by Recovery of
regulations made under the provisions of this Or- penalties.
finance shall be recoverable in the manner provi-
ded by the Magistrate's Code of Procedure Act, Cap.61.
and proceedings may be instituted and conducted
by the Librarian or by any person authorised by
the Board either generally or for any particular
proceedings.

(2) All penalties and fines received by a
V:gistrate under this Ordinance shall be paid by
iim tc, the Librarian,

12. The Public Library Ordinance, 1931, is Repeal
here% repealed. 4/1931.

ALLAN F. G. LOUISY,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 29th day
of October, 1954.

JIAS. H. CARROTT,
Clerk of the Council.


















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No.4) of 1954. Motor Vehcl' VIRGINo
I -LANDS.
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Governor's Deputy.
9th October, 1954.


VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 9 of 1954.
An Ordinance relating to the use, licensing, regis-
tration and operation of motor vehicles on
roa:ds and for purposes connected thereiwith.

ENACT ED) by the Legislature of the' Virgin
Islands as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Motor Short title.
Vehicles Ordinance, 1954.
2. In this Ordinance, unless the context
otherwise requires-
Commissioner means the person for the
time being holding the office of Com-
missioner of the Presidency and includes
every person acting as Commissioner in
his stead;
"driver", where a separate person acts as
steersman of a motor vehicle, includes that
person, as well as any other person
engaged in the driving of the motor
vehicle, and the expression drive shall
be construed accordingly;
motor cycle means a motor vehicle with less
than four wheels not equipped with means
of reversing and the weight of which
unladen does not exceed 8 cwt.;
motor vehicle means any mechanically
propelled vehicle intended or adapted for
use on roads;
overtaking includes passing or attempting
to pass any other vehicle proceeding in the
same direction;


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VIR.dN J Motor (chiclcs. No. 9 of P054.
ISLANDS.
owner ", in the case of a motor vehicle that
is registered, means the person in whose
name the vehicle is registered:
Provided that in the case of a motor
vehicle which is the subject of a hire
purchase agreement it means the person
in possession of the vehicle under the
agreement:
Provided further that whenever the
registered owner of a motor vehicle is
absent from the Presidency the person
in actual charge or possession of the
vehicle in the Presidency shall be deemed
to be the owner thereof;
prescribed means prescribed by Regulations;
Regulations means Regulations made under
this Ordinance;
road means any street, road or open space
to which the public are granted access and
any bridge over which a road passes, and
includes any privately owned street, road
or open space to which the public are
granted access either generally or con-
ditionally;
section" means section of this Ordinance;
traffic sign includes all signals, warning
signposts, direction posts, signs, lines,
marks or other devices for the guidance
of persons using the road;
Treasurer means the officer for the time
being lawfully discharging the (duties of
Treasurer of the Presidency and includes
the Assistant Treasurer of the Presidency.
Establish- 3. (1) There shall be established as soon as
menof Public may be after the commencement of this Ordinance
Commnisicn. a body to be called the Public Transport Com-
mission (hereinafter referred to as the Com-
mission ") consisting of not less than five persons,
one of whom shall be the Officer in charge of the
Virgin Islands Division of the Leeward Islands
Police Force, to be appointed by the Commissioner.







No? 9 of 1954. ,lltor Pclicle. 3 VIRm;
ISLANDS.
(2) The Commissioner shall appoint one of
such persons to be chairman of the Commission.
(3) The Commissioner may appoint another
person in the place of any member of the Com-
mission who, through illness, absence from the
Presidency or for any other cause is unable to sit
on the Commission.
(4) The Commission may act by any three of
its members, and may so act notwithstandin-g any
vacancy in the number of members constituting the
Commission.
(5) The Commission shall have power to
regulate its own procedure.
(6) The Commission may, from time to time,
delegate to any of its members the performance of
all or any of the duties and the exercise of all or
any of the powers vested in the Commission under
this Ordinance or of any Regulations.
4. It shall be the duty of the Commission- Duties of
Commission.
(a) to regulate and control traffic on
roads;
(b) to keep records of all accidents on
roads;
(c) to furnish annually to the Com-
missioner a report of all accidents on roads
which result in death or injury to persons, and
as far as practicable the causes attributable to
such accidents;
(d) to keep a Driver's Offences Book;
(e) to issue licences and certificates of
registration in respect of vehicles, driver's
licences and conductors' licences;

(f) to keep a Register of-
(i) motor vehicles; and
(ii) licensed motor drivers;

(.) to examine and report upon the
condition, construction and equipment of any
motor vehicle;







vniWN 4 Motor I'echi/es. No. 9 of 195-.
1SLANDS.
(h) to test applicants for drivers' licences
as to their competence to drive, and, if
satisfied, to grant the necessary certificate of
competency;
(i) to perform all such other duties as are
or may be imposed upon it by this ordinancee .
Erection of 5. (1) The Commission may cause or permit
tiaic signs. traffic signs to be placed on or near any road.

(2) Traffic signs erected under subsection (1)
may be signs for any of the following purposes:--
(a) to regulate the movement of motor
vehicles:
(b) to indicate the route to be followed
by motor vehicles;
(c) to restrict or prohibit the use of any
part of any road by motor vehicles;
(d) to prohibit the driving of any motor
vehicles on any road otherwise than in a certain
direction;
(e) to indicate maximum speed limits in
any area or on any part of any road so that
motor vehicles driven in excess of such speed
shall be taken to have failed to conform to the
indication given by the sign;
( /) to restrict or prohibit the parking of
motor vehicles in any area or on any part of
any road.
(3) Traffic signs shall be of the kinds and of
the descriptions prescribed by Regulations.
Signs deieed 6. Very traffic sign placed on or near any
to bo lawfully road, which is of a kind and of the description
place. prescribed, hall be deemed to have been lawfully
placed by the Col.imission.
Signification 7. Regulate ns which prescribe the kinds and
of indication descriptions of traiLic signs may prescribe that any
may be
prescribed. sign or words or symbol or design rhall b11 inter-
preted as giving a particular indication inrd may
prescribe and explain the action required to comply
with such indication.








SNo.'9 of 1954. Motor vehicles. 5 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.

8. No, person shall injure, deface, remove or Interference
in any mannner interfere with any traffic sign law- with si1ns.
fully placed on any road bh or under the direction
of the Commission.
9. (1) Save as hereinafter provided in this nIegistration
Ordinance, no person shall drive or, being the owner, tehilfs.
shall permit any other person to drive a motor
vehicle on a road unless stich vehicle is registered
under this ( ordinance, and has affixed thereto in the
prescribed manner the prescribed identification
marks:
Provided that no person shall he liable to a
penalty for a breach of this section if he proves that
he has taken all reasonable steps to comply with its
requirements, and that the motor vehicle was being
driven on a road for the pur,,se of being registered.
(2) The onus of proving that a motor vehicle
has been registered shall be upon the owner of such
vehicle.
10. (1) No person shall drive, or, being the Iicon~ing,utc.
owner, shall permit any other person to drive, a
motor vehicle oin a road unless such vehicle is
licensed under the provisions of this Ordinance, and
if after the comme-nc-mlent of this Ordinance-
(a) the owner of any motor vehicle keeps
for use or allows to 1Ie kept for use such
vehicle without having obtained, or otherwise
fails or omits to obtain, the relevant licence
prescribed in respect of that motor vehicle; or
(b) any motor vehicle is used upon any
rIad for a purpose wlliml is not authorised by
the licence issued in respect thereof or in con-
travention of any provisions I this Ordinance,
the own\ner or driver or other person in charge of
the motor vehicle who contravenes any of the
provisions of the foregoing paragraphs (a) and (b)
shall on summary conviction be liable to a penalty
not exceeding fifty dollars.
(2) Where the driver if any motor vehicle is
charged with aml offence un, er subsection (1) of this
section, it shall be lawful for the Magistrate to







VInGIN ( Motor Vehicles. No. 9 of 154.
ISLANDS.
order that a summons be issued against any person
alleged by the driver to be the owner of the motor
vehicle, making such alleged owner a co-defendant
in the Case; and the Magistrate may, after hearing
twin cvidl-nce andll witneissess ,f all parties, make
such order in regard to the payment of any penalty
and costs as to the Magistrate seems just.
(3) A person shall not be convicted of an
offence under this section if he proves that he has
not had a reasoiinale opportunity of obtaining a
licence for the motor vehicle and that such vehicle
was being driven for the purpose of obtaining a
licence.
(4) Every motor vehicle shall, in all proceed-
ings under this Ordinance, be deemed to be kept for
use, until the contrary be proved by the owner of
such vehicle.

(5) Upon any conviction for an offence under
paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of this section, the
Magistrate, in addition to any other penalty which
lmay be imposed, unless such licence fee has been
paid subsequent to the commission of the offence,
shall order the owner of the motor vehicle to pay
into Court to the credit of the Treasurer the amount
of the relevant licence fee which would have been
payable if such licence had been taken out at the
proper time, and in default of payment of such
amount the owner shall be liable to imprisonment
with or without hard labour for a term not exceed-
ing three months.
Cancellation 11. (1) The commissionn shall have power
nd ou'ponc to call up for examination at any time any
motor vehicle which it has reason to believe is
not in a fit and proper state of repair or does not
conform to the provisions of this Ordinance or of
any Heigulations as regards construction, equip-
ment, dimensions and maintenance.
(2) Tf upon such examination, the Com-
mission is satisfied that the motor vehicle is so
constructed or is in such a condition as to be a
source of danger to any person travelling in the
motor vehicle or to other users of the r, j or to
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No.*9 of 1954. Motor Vehiclels. 7 VIIu
ISLANDS.
contravenes any provisions of this Ordinance or
any Regulations, the Commission may cancel or
suspend any licence subsisting in respect of' such
vehicle.

(3) A licence suspended by virtue of this
section shall, during the time of the suspension,
be of no effect.


12. (1) Where a motor vehicle is brought
into the Presidency for the purpose of being
used by the owner during a visit the Commission
may issue to him a temporary licence to use the
motor vehicle for not more than three months
on payment of the prescribed fee:


Visitor's temn-
PO1.arv
I 1icIlee.


Provided that
issued, the visitor
that lie holds a
country in which
licensed.


before a temporary licence is
shall satisfy the Commission
valid licencel issued in the
such motor vehicle was last


(2) A motor vehicle being used under the
authority of a temporary licence shall be subject
to such conditionss as may from time to time be
prescribed, and shall hear the identification
marks of the country where it was last registered
together with such other distinguishing mark as
may be prescribed.
(3) No motor vehicle used under the
authority of a temporary licence shall lie used
for hire or trade purposes.

13. (1) Save as in this section provided, Driver's
no person shall drive a motor vehicle on any licence.
road uInless he is the holder of a driver's licence
and no person shall employ awv other person to
drive a motor vehicle on any road unless the
person so employed is the holder of a "(hauf-
feur's Licence"; and if any person acts in con-
travention of the provisions of this section lie
shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordi-
nance:
Provided that if the offender has been pre-
viously refused a driving licemnce or is disqluali-
fied for holding or obtaining such a licence he








vIR,1s S JMotor Vehicles. No. 9 of 1951.
ISLANDS.
may be arrested forthwith without a warrant
and he shall on summary conviction be liable to
imprisonment for a trml not exceeding six
months or to a fine not exceeding' five hundred


(2) For the purpose of learning to drive, a
person not having a driver's licence may-

(a) use a motor c cle upon such roads
and( dtlringii such times as may he authovised
in writingg by the Colmmision;
(/,) drive any motor vehicle upon such
,roads and during such times as may be
,uiitl hi.sed in writing by tle Conmmission, if
Iacc )ti paniid for the )purpose of instruction
bI a person holding a driver's licence and
sitting next lo tlhe driver. In such case both
the learner and the person accompanying
himn shall be jointly a.id severally liable for
any offence against this O )dinance or of
any Ieg'illatios committed during the
course of such inlstruclion.
cla.--es of 14. Drivers' licences shall be of three
riv"s classes, that is to say--
(a) "A Mlotor Cycle Driver's Licence"
which shall entitle tie holder thereof to
drive a inotor cycle, with or without a side-
car;
(b) "A Private Driver'- Licence"
which shall entitle the hIolder thereof to
drive, not for reward, such cllas or classes
of motor vehicles as may he specified in the
licence and which his driving test proves
himi) competent to drive;
(c) "A Chauffeur's licence" which
shall entitle the holder thereof to drive such
class or classes of motor vehicles as may be
specified in the licence and which his driv-
ing test prove him competent to dr;"e.

rpo, ,,t 15. Drivers' Licences shall ie such
I' ivers oi- o tr ia mayI te prescribed and slhall 1;r h r aifixed
S thereto the signature of the holder thereof.








NJ. 9 of 1954. Motor lehir1es. 9 vR(N
IL\LANDS.
16. (1) A person shall be disqualifiid for i-,.i alitil-
holding or obtainiing a driver's licence-- obtaining
driver's
(a) if he is by a conviction under this licence.
ordinancee or 1by an order of court thereun-
der disqualified for holding or obtaining a
licence;
(b) in respect of a motor cycle, it' he is
under the age of sixteen years;
(c) in respect of any other motor
vehicle if he is under the age of eighteen
years;
(d) if lie is suffering from any disease
or other disability which in the opinion of
the Commission would be likely to cause
the driving of a motor vehicle by him to be
a source of danger to the public:

Provided that if a licence is refused by
virtue of this provision the applicant may
claim to be subjected to a test as to his fit-
ness or ab ility to drive e a motor vehicle and
if he passes sluch test and is not otherwise
disqualified theI licence shall not be refused
by re;asio only of the provision of this
paragraph.

(2) )Durinii such timeI as any driver's licence
is suspended the holder thereof shall be disquali-
lied for holding or obtaining a driver's licence.

17. (1) it shall be lie lawfl tfor the ( orn- v,,tot'
mission to grant, a tImlporar\ driver' licence ,'"'"'""P
other than a ('hlaufleur's Licelnce for any period iWn...
not exceediMnL' three mon ths to any applicant for
the same, wheel it is ,slie\\ to itS satisfaction
tlat the applicant is a bonau ide visitor to the
Presidency.
(2) Such temporary driver's licence may be
granted with or without anl driving test. on the
part. of the applicant, but shall he subject, 1o
suclih couditioni s aI Ian e stipulated (O i thle
licence and tlo Ihe payment, of the prescribed fee.







VIRG(IN 10 .Ltor Vehicles. No. 9 of 1954,
ISLANDS.
Production 18. The driver of a motor vehicle shall,
of river's on being so required Iy any police otiicer, pro-
duce his driver's licence for examination so as to
enable such police officer to ascertain the name
and address of the holder of the licence and the
date of issue of the same, and if he fails so to do
he shall he liable on summary conviction to a
penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars:
Provided that, if. within forty-eight hours
after the production of his licence was required,
the holder produces the licence in person at such
police station as may be specified to himt at the
time its production was required, he shall not he
charged under this section.
Cancellation 19. If it appears to the omissionin that
frivr there is reason to believe that any person who
disability. holds a driver's licence is sufterinii trom a
disease or physical disability likely to cause the
driving by him of a motor vehicle, being a
vehicle of any such class or description as he is
authorised by the licence to drive, to be a source
of danger to the public, and if, on enquiring into
the matter, the Commission is satisfied that the
holder of the licence is suffering from such
disease or disability as aforesaid thon whether or
not the holder of the licence so suffering as
aforesaid, has previously passed a driving test,
the Commission may, after giving to the holder
of the licence, notice of his intention so to do,
revoke the licence, and the holder shall on
receipt of such notice deliver the licence to the
Commission for cancellation.
Spee. 20. (1) No person shall drive a motor
vehicle at a speed greater than the speed speci-
fied in the Second Schedule to this ( ordinancee as
the maximum speed at which such vehicle may
be driven on a particular class of road.
(2) Any person who contravenes the pro-
visions of subsection (1) of this section shall be
,guilty of an offence against this Ordinance.

(3) "' person charged under this section
with tho offence of driving a motor vehicle on a
road at ,. ,peed greater than the naximumn speed







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ISLANDS.
allowed in the case of such vehicle shall inot he
liahl, to he coivictd of the offence solely on the
evidence of one witness to the effect that in the
opinion of the witness the person charged was
driving the vehicle at such greater speed.

(1) Any person being the owner of a motor
vehicle, who aids, abets, counsels or procures
any person \ ho is employed by him to drive
such motor vehicle on a road to commit an
offence under this section shall he guilty of an
offence against this Ordinance.

(5) The Coimmission may, by order under
its hand, prohibit the driving of motor vehicles
over anl\ bridge at a speed greater than that
specified in such order. Any such order shall
be published in the Gazette, and the limit of
speed to he observed shall be indicated on notice
l:oards to be lixed at such bridge.

((G) The governoror in Council may by order
vary, or revoke any of the provisions of the
Second Schedule to this Ordinance.

21. (I Any pierson who when driving or Drivers when
attemptin-' l drive, or when in charge of a- in',le of
influence of
mot, r vehiclee on a road is under the influence iilnior or
of drink or ldr(u'. to sneli ain extent as to be in- '''" -.
capable ofl havi n,2 proper control of' the vehicle,
shall ie liable on summary conviction to a
penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty
dollars or to ill mprisonment with or without
hard lalbour for a teirm not exceeding four
months, and in tle case of a second or sub-
selquent, convicti]tl either to a penalty not
excee((din!., li hllundre'd dollars or to imprison-
men1 t fI'(or term not exceedin- six months or to
both such penalty and ilnprisonment.

(2) A person convicted of an offence under
this section shall, without prejudice to the power
of the Court to older a. longer period of disquali-
fieati)oni. 1! dislquaified I'or a period of twelve
months Fromn tih date of the conviction for
holding, o01 t ainji ,(1, driver's licence, and on a
second coi victNioni C'r a like offence he shall he


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permanently disqualified for holding' or obtain-
ing a driver's licence.
(3) Any police officer may arrest witlihout
warrant any person committing an offence
under this section.
Recknes; or 22. (1) Any person who drives a motor
dangerous vehicle on a road recklessly, or at a speed or in
a manner which is dangerous to lte public,
having regard to all the circumstances of the
case, including the nature, condition and use of
the road, and the amount of traffic which is
actually at the time, or which might reasonably
be expected to be, on the road, shall be liable-

(/) on summary conviction to a
penalty not exceeding two hundred and
tifty delllars or to imprisonment with or
without hard labour for a term not exceed-
ing four months, and in the case of a second
or subsequent conviction either to a penalty
not exceeding four hundred dollars or to
imprisonment with or without bard labour
for a term not exceeding six months or to
both such penalty and imprisonment;
(6) on conviction on indictment to
imprisonment with or without hard labour
for a, term not exceeding two years, or to a
fine, or both such imprisonment and fine.
(2) A person convicted of an offence under
this section shall, without prejudice to the
power of the (Court to order a longer period of
disqualification, be disqualified lor holding or
obtaining a driver's licence for a period of six
months from the date of the conviction and on a
third conviction for a like offence he shall be
permanently disqualified for holding or obtain-
ing a driver's licence.

Careless 23. If any person drives a motor vehicle
driving. (o a road without due care and attention, or
without reason al)le consideration for other per-
sons usi i, the road, he shall Ie u'lliltv of an
oifl'eice alnd .shail ie liable on Smlllllai\arv convic-
tion to a penalty not exceeding one hundred and







AN. 9 of 1) 5 L. Mi!r I'hilcls. 13 IvRAN
ISLANDS.
twenty dollars and on a second or subsequent
conviction for a like offence to he disqualified
for holding or obt-ining a driver's licence for
such period as the Court shall think fit.
24. (1) Any person who promotes or Racing and
takes part in a race or trial of speed between T""'d trial'.
motor vehicles on a road shall be liable on sum-
mary conviction to a penalty not exceeding two
hundred and fifty dollars or to imprisonment
with or without hard labour for a term not
exceeding four months, or to both such penalty
and imprisonment.
(2) A person convicted of an offence under
this section shall, unless the Court for a special
reason thinks fit to order otherwise and without
prejudice to the power of the Court to order a
longer period of disqualification, be disqualified
for holding or obtaining a driver's licence for a
period of twelve months from the date of the
S conviction.
25. Upon the trial of a person who is rower to
indicated for manslaughter in connection with onit .orl
the driving' of a motor vehicle by him, it shall daniiw'ruon:
he lawful for the jury, if they are satisfied that ','""g
he is guilty of an offence under section 22 to
find him guilty of that offence, whether or not
the requirements of section 27 have been
satisfied as respects that offence.

26. Where a person is charged summarily Power to
befor- a Maigistrate with an offence under Po o,
section 22 (which relates to reckless or danger- caroi,.s,
ous driving) and thi; Malgistrate is of the opinion 'rivin, "'',
nnheariualf',
that the off'ence is not loved, then at any tine C jin r mi,.lr
lduiing the clearing or immediately thereafter, sti", -"-'
the Magistrate may, without prejudice to any
other powers pos(ssessed by hli, direct or allow a
charge for an offence under section 23 (which
relates to careless driving) to he preferred forth-
with against the defendant and may thereupon
proceed with that charge, so however that the
defendant or his solicitor or counsel shall be
informed of the new charge and le given an
opportunity, whether by way of cross-examin-







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ing anv witness whose evidence. has nalrulyv been
given against the defendant or otherwise, of
answering the new charge, and the Magistrate
shall, if he considers that the defendant is
prejudiced in his defiance by reason of the new
charge being preferred, adjourn the hearing.

Warning of 27. (1) Where a person is prosecuted for
intended ;an offence under any of the provisions of this
prosecution. .
,Ordinance relating respectively to the maximum
speed at which motor vehicles may I)e (riven, t')
reckless or dangerous driving, or to careless
driving, he shall not he convicted unless either-

(a) he was warned at the time the
offence was committed that the question of
prosecuting him for an offence under some
one or other of the provisions aforesaid
would he taken into consideration; or
(b) within fourteen days of the com-
mission of the offence a summons for the
offence was served on him; or

(c) within the said fourteen days a
notice of the intended prosecution specify-
ing the nature of the alleged offence and
the time and place where it is alleged to
have been committed was served on or sent
by registered post to him or the person
registered as the owner of the vehicle at the
time of the commission of the offence:

Provided that--
(i) failure to comply with this
requirement shall not be a bar to the
conviction of the accused in any case
where the Court is satisfied that-

(a) neither the name and address
of the accused nor the name and
address of the registered owner of the
vehicle could with reasonable diligeilec
have been ascertained in time for a
summons to be served or for a notice to
be served or sent as aforesaid; or







N. 9 of 19)5 1. /,or I chicle.,. 15 VRC-s
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(b) the accused by his own con-
duct contributed to the failure;
(ii) the requirement of this section
shall in every case be deemed to have
been complied with unless the contrary
is proved.


28. (1) If the driver of a motor vehicle
who is alleged to have committed an offence
under the foregoing provisions of this Ordinance
as to reckless or dangerous driving or careless
driving refuses. on being required by any per-
son having reasonable grounds for so requiring,
to give his name and address, or gives a false
name and address, he shall be guilty of an
offence against this Ordinance.

(2) Any police officer may arrest without
warrant the driver of any motor vehicle who
within his view commits any offence under the
provisions of this Ordinance as to reckless or
dangerous driving or careless driving or racing
on a road, unless the driver either gives his
name and address or produces his driver's
licence for examination.

(3) Any person driving a motor vehicle on
a road shall stop the vehicle on being so required
1b a police officer or a local constable wearing
his badge of office and if he fails so to do he
shall be liable on summary conviction to a
penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars.


Duty to giv
ilauiie ;and
addie-i mid
lLlddres :111d h)t
Stp. Po' ei


29. (1) It shall not be lawful for
than two persons to ride abreast on a road
a motor cycle:


more lesLritions
upon o riin
po a res:lh t kolt-
ing on lo
moving


Provided that a person shall not be con-
victedt under this section in respect of the over-
taking of two persons so riding where at the
point of overtaking on the road there is an
absence of other traffic.

(2) It shall not he lawful for any person
while riding a motor cycle on a road-

(a) to hold on to any other moving
vehicle or to any animal; or


Voillt 'e illl
pilliom ridinig'.







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(b) to ride such motor cycle without at
least one hand being on the handle bar of such
motor cycle.
(3) It shall not be lawful for more than one
person in addition to the driver to be carried on any
two-wheeled motor cycle, nor shall it be lawful for
any such one person to be so carried otherwise than
sitting astride the motor cycle and on a properly scat
securely fixed to the motor cycle behind the driver's
scat.
(4) If any person contravenes the provisions
of this section he shall he liable on summary con-
viction to a penalty not exceeding ten dollars in the
case of a first conviction and to a penalty not
exceeding twenty-five dollars in the case of a second
or subsequent conviction.
Duty to stop 30. (1) (a) If in any case, owing to the
in .ase of presence of a. motor vehicle on a road, an accident
occurs whereby damage or injury is caused to any
person, vehicle or animal, the driver of the motor
vehicle shall stop and, if required so to do by any
person having reasonable grounds for so requiring.
give his name and address and also the name and
address of the owner and the identification marks of
the vehicle.
(6) If in the case of any such accident as
aforesaid the driver of the motor vehicle for any
reason does not give his name and address to any
such person as aforesaid, he shall report the accident
at a police station or to a police officer as soon as
reasonably practicable, and in any case within
twenty-four hours of the occurrence thereof.
(c) In this secti,) the expression animal "
means any horse, cattle, ass, mule, sheep, goat or
dog.
(2) In the case of any such accident as afore-
said the Commission may direct enquiry to be made
into the cause of such accident by any police officer
or other person iathorised by it in writing; and
such police officer or other person may, on produc-
tion if so require, of his authority, inspect any
vehicle in connection with which the accident arose,
and for that purpose may enter at any reasonable








No. 9 of 195 Totor Ve1icle. ] 7 Vu '
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time upon any premises where the vehich is; and
if any person obstructs any person so authorized
in the performance of his duty under this subsection
he shall be guilty of an offence.

31. If any person-- offnceps.
(a) fraudulently imitates, alters, mutilates, Fradilent
imitation of
destroys, or uses or fraduleutlv lends or allows do,'ine,,ts.
to be used by any other person any identifica-
tion mark, motor vehicle licence, certificate of
registration or driving permit issued or deemed
to have been issued under this Ordinance; or

(1) without permission of the owner or Interfering
with motor
person in charge thereof, climbs upon or into vehicles.
or swing's upon any motor vehicle, whether the
same is in motion or stationary, sounds any
horn or other signalling device, or attempts to
manipulate any of the lever,', the starter, brakes
or machinery thereof, or in any manner
damages, interferes or tampers with a motor
vehicle or puts in motion the engine thereof,
while it is standing; or

(c) throws any object at a motor vehicle Endangering
or at any person in or on such motor vehicle vehile.
or places any object in any road whereby
injury or damage to any motor vehicle may
be occasioned; or
(d) wilfully loiters or remains on any Pedestrianns
d otc. causing
roadway in such a manner r in such circum- obstruction.
stances as to be likely to cause danger or
obstruction to persons driving or propelling
a motor vehicle on the road; or
(e) uses or drives or permits to be used Using vehicle
or driven any motor vehicle on a road in such condition.
defective condition as regards its mechanical
fittings or otherwise as to be a source of danger
to its occupants or the public; or

( b') being the owner of a motor vehicle Refnsig ing-
formation as
refuses on the request of any police officer- to identity of
driver.
(i) to give the name and address of
the driver thereof, such driver
having been authorised by such







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owner to drive the said motor
vehicle; or
(ii) to give all such information in
his possession as would assist in
the discovery or identity of the
driver; or
Riding on () rides on the running board, ;lings or
nbordg fenders of a motor vehicle or on the outside of
the vehicle except on a properly constructed
seat; or

Obstructing (bI) being in a motor vehicle in any way
driver. obstructs the driver of such motor vehicle
whilst the same is in motion; or

Giving false (i) in or in connection with application
information. for a motor vehicle licence or the registration
of a motor vehicle or a driving licence or in
connection with the endorsement of such a
licence, or any change or correction in a motor
vehicle licence or the registration of a motor
vehicle or in giving any information lawfully
demanded or required under this (Ordinance
or any Regulations, makes any statement
which is to his knowledge false or in any
material respect misleading
he shall be guilty of an offence against this
Ordinance.

Taking motor 82. (1) If any person uses any motor
vehicle with- vehicle without the consent of the owner or other
out consent ofv
owner, lawful authority, he shall be guilty of an offence
against this Ordinance:

Provided that the person shall not be convicted
under this section if he proves either-

\a) that he had good reason to believe,
and aid in fact believe, that the owner of the
vehicle would, had he been present, have
consented to the vehicle being used in the
manner in which it was used; or
(b) that he had reasonable cause to
believe and did in fact believe that lie had
lawful authority to use the vehicle.







NdP 9 of 1954. Motor TVehildes. 19 VI[(IN
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(2) If any person is convicted under this
section, the Magistrate may, if he thinks fit, either
in addition to or without inflicting any punishment,
order that the person convicted pay to the owner
of the vehicle either or both of the following sums,
namely-
(a) such sum as, in the opinion of the
Magistrate, would have been charged if the
vehicle had been hired by the person convicted;

(b) such sum as, in the opinion of the
Magistrate, represents fair compensation for
:ny damage done to the vehicle,
any payment of such sum shall be enforced in the
manner provided by the Magistrate's Code of ca fil.
Procedure Act for the enforcing of the payment of
a fine or order made on complaint.

(3) If on the trial of any indictment for steal-
ing any motor vehicle, the jury are of opinion that
the defendal.t was not guilty of stealing the vehicle,
1but was guilty of an fencee under this kectioni, the
jur mary find him guilty of an offence under this
section :aidt thereupon he shall be liable to be
punished accordingly.
(4) Any police officer may arrest without
warrant an\ pIerson reason nally suspected by him
of having committed an offence under this section.

33. The particulars of every conviction for Dirivei~
ain offence under this Ordinance including the name ,ffen"'ce Book,
of the offender, and the number of his licence, if
any. shall be furnished by the Cierk or other Officer
of thn' Court in which the convIicti,,n is recorded to
the Comnission, who shall enter the same in a book
to ,e called the Drivel's Offeiies Book.
34. (1) The Court before which a person is Vis.ualifida.
6i,1 for
convict(' (of inv offence in connection with the t nfo,.
driving of i motor vehicle may, in addition to any
other penalty provided for such offence, and shall,
where so required by the provisions of this Ordi-
nance, order that the offender be disqualified for a
stated period or permanently from holding or
obtaining a driver's licence either generally or
limited to the driving of a motor vehicle of any








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20 Motor Vehicles. No. 9 of 1954.

particular class or description; and if the offender
holds a driver's licence the Court shall endorse upon
the licence particulars of the conviction.

(2) Where :mn order of disqualification is made
against the older of a driver's licence, the licence
shall he suspended so long as the disqualification
continues in force.

(3) A licence suspended by virtue of an order
of disglualificatioin shall during the period of suspen-
sion be of no effect.

(1) A person who by virtue of an order of a
Court under this section is disqualified for holding
or ,otainilig a driver's licence may appeal against
the order in the same inamer as against a conviction,
and the Court may, if it thinks lit, pending the
appeal, suspend the operation of the order.

35. (1) If and when any person is charged
with manslaughter arising out of the use of any
motor vehicle or with contravening the provisions
of sections 21 and 22, it shall be lawful for the
Commission to order the. suspension of the driver's
licence of the person so charged pending the deter-
miination of the charge.

(2) Any such licence so suspended shall on
demand by any police officer be surrendered to such
police officer who shall forthwith forward the same
to the Clerk of the Court before which tine person
so charged is to appear.

(3) A licence suspended by virtue of this
section shall during the period of suspension be of
no effect.

36. If any person who under the provisions
of this Ordinance is disqualified for holding or
obtaining a driver's licence applies for or obtains a
licence while he is so disqualified; or if any person
while lie is so disqualified drives a motor vehicle or,
if the disqualification is limited to the driving of a
motor vehicle of a particular class or description,
a motor vehicle of that class or description on a
road, or if any person who has been refused a
licence applies for or obtains a licence without


To'llmorary1
SsILp) 11 SiOll of
licence. pendl-
ing delermiiu-
I iolt of
charges.


Fradlmh~~~it
hipplieationhoI
drivel ',
hljeflce.







go. 9 of 1954. .Motor Vehicles. 21 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
disclosing such refusal he shall he giilv of an
offence, and shall oil suInmali conviction be liable
to a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty
dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding
six months, or to both such penalty and imprison-
ment, and the licence obtained by any person so
disqualified, as aforesaid, shall be of no effect.

37. (1) An order that the particulars of any Provisions as
conviction or of any disqualification be endorsed on endorse-
any driver's licence held by the offender shall,
whether the offender is at the time the holder of the
licence or not, operate as an order that any licence
he may then hold or may subsequently obtain shall
he so endorsed until he becoines entitled under the
provisions of this section to have a licence issued to
him free from endorsement.
(2) Where an order is made requiring any
driver's licence held by an offender to be endorsed,
then-
(a) if the offender is at the time the
holder of ;. driver's licence, he shall, if so
required by lie ('ourt, produce the licence
withiin live days or such longer time as the
Court imav determine for the purpose ot
elldo4w,-enilt; and

(/) if he is not then the holder of a
driver's liccence. ut subsequently obtains a
license, hle shall within five days after so
obtaining the lic ence produce it to the Court
for the, purpose of endorsement, and if he fails
so to do, shall be guilty of an offence against
this O)rdinance: i.ind if' the licence is not pro-
duced fIr the purpose of endorsement within
su'h time as afrlesail, it shall be suspended
from tie expiration of such time until it is
produced fior the larp'ose of endorsement.

(;i On tihe issue of a new driver's licence to
any person, the particulars endorsed on any
previous licence held by him shall he copied on
to the rew.v licence iiiess he has previously
Become entitled under the provisions of this
section to have a licence issued to him free from
endorsemient.







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(4) if any person whose driver's licence has
been ordered to be endorsed and who has not
previously become entitled under the provisions
of this section to have a licence issued to him
free froin endorsement applies for or obtains a
licence without giving particulars ot the order,
he shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordi-
nance, and any licence so obtained shall be of
no effect.
(5) Where a person, in respect of whom an
order has been made under this Ordinance
requiring the endorsement of any licence held
I)y him, has during a continuous period of two
years since the order was made had no further
orler made against him, he shall be entitled, at
any time there after, subject to payment of the
prescribed fee, and subject to the surrender of
any subsisting licence, to have issued to him a
new licence free from endorsement:
Provided that, in reckoning the said period
of two years, any period during which the per-
son was by virtue of the order disqualified for
holding or obtaining a driver's licence shall be
excluded.
(6) Where a Court orders particulars to be
endorsed on a driver's licence held by any per-
son, or where by conviction or order of a Court a
person is disqualified for holding or obtaining a
licence, the clerk or other officer of the court .
shall send a notice of the ordt(i to thle (ommiis-
sion, and, in any case whee er a person is so dis-
qualified, shall alao on the production of the
licence for the purpose of endorsement retain the
licence and forward it to the commissionn who
shall keep the licence until the disqualification
has expired or been removed, and the person
entitled to the licence has made a demand in
writing for its return to him.

(7) Where the disqualification to which a
person has become subject is limited to the
driving of a motor vehicle of a particular class
or description, the (Commrission to whom that
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No. 9 of 195.1. (Motor Vehicle,. 23 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
preceding subsection shall forthwith after the
receipt thereof issue to that person a new licence
on which there shall be indicated in the pre-
scribed manner the class or description of
vehicle which the holder of the licence is not
thereby authorized to drive, and the licence so
issued shall remain in force either for the un-
expected period of the original licence or for the
period of the disqualification, whichever is the
shorter.
(8) Where on an appeal against any such
order the appeal is allowed, or where any such
conviction is unashed, tlhe (Court 1) which the
appeal is allowed or the conviction is quashed
shall s;end notice thereof forthwith to the Com-
minission.
38. (1) The fees specified in the First Foes, a
Schedule to this Urdinance shall be payable to dutiei3.
the commissionn in respect of the several matters
to which they are applicable.
(2) All fees and duties received by the
Commission shall be paid into tihe Public Treas-
rmy of the Presidency to the credit of the
General Revenue.
(3) The Governor in Council may by order
amend, vary, suspend or revoke an\ or nll of the
provisions of the First Schedule to this Ordi-
nan ce:

Provided that an order made under this
subsection shall be of no effect unless and until
approved by a resolution passed by the Legisla-
tive Council.
39. The contents of the Register of Presumptive
Motor Vehicles, the, Regtister of Licensed Motor "'voo'
Drivers, and the lhe'ister of Drivers' Offences
shall respectively be primwL fi.te evidence of the
facts contained therein in all proceedings under
this Ordinance.

40. (1) If a licence issued under the pro- Duplicate
visions of this Ordinance or any Regulations is licences.
lost, defaced, mutilated, or rendered illegible,







VIRGIN
ISLAND.


Power to
detain vehicle.




















Exemption of
fire engines,
&b. from
speed limiit.






Regulations,


24 Motor i'ehioles. No. 9 of 195 .

the Commission; shall issue a duplicate licence
on payment of the prescribed fee.

(2) Where any licence which has been lost
is subsequently found, the holder of the dupli-
cate licence shall forthwith deliver up to the
Commission such duplicate.

41. (1) It shall be lawful for any police officer
or any local constable \vearing his badge of
office to stop any motor vehicle on a road with a
view to ascertaining whether such vehicle is
being used in contravention of this Ordinance or
any Regulations, and in the event of any such
vehicle being used on a road in such manmr,
such police officer may take the vehicle or cause
it to be taken to any police station there to be
further examined or to be detained until the
vehicle and driver can be identified, as the case
may be.
(2) Any person failing to comply with a
request to stop made under subsection (1) of this
section shall be guilty of an offence against this
Ordinance.
(3) Any person authorized in writing by
the Commission may, at all reasonable times,
enter any premises for the purpose of inspect-
ing any motor vehicle on such premises.

42. The provisions of this Ordinance
imposing a speed limit on motor vehicles shall
not apply to any motor vehicle when it is being
used for fire brigade, ambulance or police pur-
poses, if the observance of those provisions
would be likely to hinder the use of the motor
vehicle for the purpose for which it is being
used on that occasion.

43. (1) The Governor in Council may
make Regulations for any of the purposes or
with reference to any of the matters follow ing,
that is to say:-

(a) the registration of motor vehicles
and the particulars to be supplied upon
application for registration, and the man-
ner of verification thereof; the fees payable







1%. 9 of 1954. Mlotr eihicles. 25 VTnRiN
TILANDS.
on such registration and the classes of
motor vehicles which may be exempted
from the payment of such fees;
(b) licences to owners in respect of
motor vehicles registered and the issue,
renewal, transfer, and period of validity of
the licences;
(c) Ihe fees to be paid upon any issue,
renewal or transfer of a licence in respect
of motor vehicles and the remission of any
such fees:
(d) the examining and testing of motor
vehicles before registration or the issue or
renewal of certificates for the pup)oses of
ensuring in any case that the motor vehicle
is of such construction and in such condi-
tion as myv be necessary to comply with any
regulations for the time being in force in
respect of the class of vehicle to which it
belongs;
(e) licences to drivers of motor vehicles
and the issue and renewal of validity of the
licences and the fees to he paid upon any
such issue or renewal or upon any examina-
tion therefore;

(f) the forms to be used in connection
with all such licensing and registration;

(g) the character and nature of horns
or other instrunmeuts capable of giving
audible and suticient warning of motor
vehicles, and regulating and controlling
their use;

(h) the number, position and kind of
lights and rellectors to be carried on motor
vehicles and the times during which they
are to be exhibited;

(i) the inspection of motor vehicles
and the times; places and manner of such
inspection;







VIRGIN 26 otor -'eil'.. No. 9 of' 19) .
ISLANDS.
( j) t!i form of idolniiicat.ioii marks to
be fixed on motor vehicles in respect, of
registration and licensing and the sizes and
colour of the letters of ann, the manner of
displaying such marks:
(k) passengers' fares and tlls:

(1) the kinds and descriptions ol' traffic
signs:
(O) anything which ib this Ordinance
may or is to be prescribed;

(u) generally, for the better carrying
out of the provisions of' tlis (Ordinanoce, and
in particular for the safety, control and
regulation of traffic and the use of motor
vehicles on any ro;,d and the conditions
under which they lmay n e used.

(2) There may 1e attached to any breach of
anv regulation ma''e under sub5,'icetion (1) of
this section a penalty no1t exceeding, o)ne hundred
and twenty dollars or a term of imprisonment
not exceeding six months.

General 44. (1) Any person who acts in contra-
penalty. mention of, or fails to comply withl ainy of the
provisions of this Ordina: Ic, shiall bIe g'nilty of
an offence against 1his Ordinance

(2) Any person, guilty of an offence against
this ordinance e lfor which no penalty is expressly
provided shall he liable: n siuinnry conviction
to a penalty not exceeding one hundred and
twenty dollars or to imlpr!islonmenlt for any term
not exceeding six months.

sving. 45. Nothing in this Ordinance shall affect
anly liability of thi driiert. or the ow',vner of a
motor vehicle under any other Act or Ordinance
or at colImmon law.

Conflict of 46. Whenever the provisions of this
lans. Ordinance or of any l regulations made there-
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other Ordinance relating to thc control of motor
vehicles on a road the provisions of this Ordi-
nance and the Regulations made thereunder
shall prevail.

47. This Ordinance shall come into opera-
tion on such day as the Governor may appoint
by proclamation published in the Gazellte.

H. A. C. HOWARD,
President.
Passed the Legislative Council this 19th
day of August, 1954.

H. 0. CRE(QUE,
Clerk of tI' Counmil.

FIRST SCHEDULE.


Fees.

1. Motor Cycle
2. Motor Cycle with side car
3. Motor Vehiicl] otherr than a motor cycle not
nsod coinmmrciall, )
4. Mootor Vehicl (other than motor cycle) used
commercially
5. Driver's Licences-
(a) Motor Cycle Driver'- L]icen-ce
(b) Private Driver's Licence
(c) Cl(h:nIl'eur's Licence
(d) Visitors temporary Licencec
1. Registration of atny motor vehlicle
7. Trsl'ler or innenildment of registration or
licence
8. Divi\ing te-st
9. Duplicate' Certiliciato or licencer

SECOND) SCHEDULE.

Limits of Speed.


1. On any roid within the limits of the Town of
Hlad Towin, r in a town or villuil,
2. On all romil in the l'residoecy oilier than those
specific( in ara;graph 1 of this Scheiduli


S BWI
5.14
;..86

1.. .29

... 17.14

... 171
1.71
3.43
.86
2.57

.34
1.71
.-13


JMa.cimnul S*'peeed
M iles per hour.

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[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Governor's Deputy
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VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 10 of 1954.
An Ordinane to repeal the Legislative Council
(Extension of Duration) Ordinance, 1953.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Vir-
gin Islands.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
Legislative Council (Extension of Duration)
(Repeal) Ordinance, 1951.
2. The Legislative Council (Extension of Kepeal.
Duration) Ordinance, 1953 is hereby repealed. 9/1953
3. This Ordinance shall-be deemed to have ConiineIne-
come into operation on the 2nd day of September, ment.
1954.

H. A. C. HOWARD,
President.

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of November, 1951.

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No. 11 of 1954. Labour (Amendmeint). VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Governor's Deputy.
26th November, 1954.


VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 11 of 1954.

An Ordinance to amend the Labour Ordinance,
1950.

ENACTED by the Legislature of the Vir-
gin Islands as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short titlf
Labour (Amendment) Ordinance, 1954, and shall
be read as one with the Labour Ordinance, 1950. ;jisa
hereinafter called the Principal Ordinance.

2. Section 2 of the Principal Ordinance is Amendment
of section 2 of
hereby amended as follows:- the Principal
Ordinance.
(a) by the substitution for the definition
of the expression "employer of the follow-
ing definition-

employer means any person or
body of persons, corporate or
unincorporated, hiring or em-
ploying the labour or service
of any workman;"; and

(h) by the deletion of the words but
does not include a domestic servant"
appearing in the definition of the expression
workman ".

3. Section 6 of the Principal Ordinance Amendment
is hereby amended as follows:- of Section of
the Principal
Ordinance.
(a) by the deletion of the words to
obtain and appearing in paragraph (a) of
subsection (1) thereof;








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ISLAN DS.
(h) t\v the inslertioli of the words
other than domelit servants iterw en
the w ovr workrnrn and t*h w(o are
appearing respectively in the second line oF
paragraphs (a) and (d) of suisection (1)
thereof;
(c) by tile suillstit utioll of itc- wo()rdS
"to requirjc iv notice for the ords to
obtain ,ii d o req'lire, tiy a notice ", and by
the substitultion of the words three days '
for the words twenty-four hours appear-
ing in paragraph (r) of subsection (1)
thereof:
(d) by the re-lettering of paragraph (e)
of subsection (1) thereof 'as paragraph (/ )
and byO theO insertion of the following para-
graph as paragraph (p)-
(e) to require from any workman
information on all or any of
the matters referred to in the
foregoing paragraphs of this
subsection;";

(e) by tile insertion of the words
guilty of an offence against this Ordinance
and shall be between the word he and
the word liable appearing respectively in
subsections (3), (1), (5) and (6) thereof;

(./) by the insertion of the words "or
workman between the word employer "
and the word who appearing respectively
in subsections (5) and (6) thereof,
Insertion of 4. After section 6 of the Principal Ordi-
nlew sectionn inll
the Principal nance the following section shall be inserted:-
Ordinance.
Liaility of GA. W hcvro any offence against
nttornli. t!iH s Ordini ancl'' i]4 proved! (o iHave been
et committed v.t i the con:hSiit or conni-
val1c of, or to be attrioutab, t1o any
rcc lrss r,', 'in ofi du o the .-art of

fo 'iaiI. iIn. 1~ 'e rk oi an
employer, ( I'uci pcPron shall as well as









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Labour (Amendment).


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the employer, be deemed to be guilty of
the offence and shall be liable to
be proceeded against and punished
accordingly.".

5. Section 8 of the Principal Ordinance
is hereby amended by the insertion of the word
" all between the word to and the word
" workmen appearing in the last line thereof.

H. A. C. HOWARD,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 10th day
of November, 1954.

H. O. CREQUE,
Clerk of the Council.






























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No. 'of 1955 Pensions (Amendment) LEfWARD
ISLANDS.











LEEWARD ISLANDS.


No. of 1955.

An Act to amend further the Pensions Act, 1947.
EN ACTED by the Legislature of the Lee-
ward Islands.
1, This Act may be cited as the Pensions short title.
(Ame:rdment) Act, 1955, and shall be read as one
with Nte Pensions Act, 1947, as amended, herein- 12/1947.
after called the Principal Act. 1219
2. Section 2 of the Principal Act is hereby Amendment
amended as follows:- of sectio 2
of the Prin-
cipal Act.
(a) by the substitution of the words i Act.
Her Majesty's" for the words Her
Majesty in the twenty-fifth line of the
definition of public service in subsection
(1) thereof;
(b) by the substitution of the following
subsection for subsection (2) thereof-
"(2) Where the services of an
officer shall have been wholly under the
Government of a Presidency, the powers
vested in the Governor by this Act shall
be exercised, unless the Governor in any
particular case otherwise directs, by the
officer for the time being administering
the Government of that Presidency.";
Sand

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Pensions (Amendment)


(c) by the insertion after subsection (3)
of the following subsection-

(4) The power vested in the
Governor in Council under subsection (1)
of this section to make an Order declaring
an office to be a pensionable office may, in
the case of an office which is wholly
under the Government of a Presidency,
be exercised by the officer for the time
being administering the Government of
that Presidency with the advice of the
Executive Council of such Presidency.".


3. After section 9 of the Principal Act the
following section shall be inserted:-


"Increase in
pension in
cases of retire-
nent for ill
health with
more than ton
hut less than
twenty years'
service.


Substitution
of sections 16
and 17 of the
Principal Act.


"Gratuity
where officer
dies in the
service or
after retire-
monOt.


9A. Subject to the provisions of this
Act and of the Regulations contained in the
First Schedule thereto, every officer holding a
pensionable office in the Colony who has been
in the service of the Colony in a civil capacity
for more than ten but less than twenty years,
and who retires from the said service in the
circumstances mentioned in paragraph (e) of
section 6 of this Act may, on retirement, be
granted a pension as if his pensionable service
had been twenty years.".


4. The following. sections are hereby sub-
stituted for sections 16 and 17 of the Principal
Act:-


16. (1) (a) Where an officer holding a
pensionable office who is not on probation or
agreement, or an officer holding a non-
pensionable office to which he has been
transferred from a pensionable office in which
he has been confirmed, dies while in the
service of the Colony, it shall be lawful for
the Governor to grant to his legal personal
representative a gratuity of an amount not
exceeding either his annual pensionable emol-
uments, or his commuted pension gratuity, if
any, whichever is the greater.


L E W.AR
I 1,.xk-, 1) s.


Insertion of
new section
in the Prin-
cipal Act.


No. of 1955







No. of 1955 Pensions (Amendment) 3 LiBEvAia
ISLAND).
(b) For the purposes of this subsection-

(i) annual pensionable emolu-
ments means the emoluments
which would be taken for the
purpose of computing any pen-
sion or gratuity granted to the
officer if he had retired at the
date-of his death in the circum-
stances described in paragraph
(e) of section 6 of this Act;

(ii) "commuted pension gratuity"
means the gratuity, if any,
which might have been granted
to the officer under regulation
24 of the Schedule to this Act
if his public service had been
wholly in the Colony and if he
had retired at the date of his
death in the circumstances des-
cribed in paragraph (e) of sec-
tion 6 of this Act and had
elected to receive a gratuity and
reduced pension.

(2) Where any such officer to whom a
pension, gratuity or other allowance has been
granted under this Act dies after retirement
from the service of the Colony, and the sums
paid or payable to him at his death on account
of any pension, gratuity or other allowance in
respect of any public service are less than the
amount of the annual pensionable emoluments
enjoyed by him at the d:;te of his retirement,
it shall be lawful for the Governor to grant to
his legal personal representative a gratuity
equal to the deficiency.

(3) The provisions of this section shall
not apply in the case of the death of any
officer where benefits corresponding to the
benefits which may be granted under this
section are payable under the Colonial Super-
annuation Scheme in respect of such death,







LEEWARD 4 Pensions (Amendment) No. of 1955.
ISLANDS.

(4) Notwithstanding the provisions con-
tained in subsections (1) and (2) of this
section the Governor may in any case where
the amount of the gratuity payable thereunder
ld(es not exceed the sum of four hundred and
eighty dollars, dispense with the production of
probate or letters of administration and cause
the gratuity to be paid to the dependant or
tdependants of the officer and, where there is
more than one such dependent, may divide the
gratuity among the defendants in such pro-
portion as he may think fit.


Pensions to 17. (1) Where an officer dies-
dependants
officer dies as (a) in the actual discharge of his
a result of duty by some injury specifically attribu-
injuries re-
ceive "dr table to the nature of his duty which is
disease con- not wholly or mainly due to, or seriously
treated in the
discharge of aggravated by, his own serious and cul-
his duties. pable negligence or misconduct; or


(b) as a result of contracting a
disease to which he is specifically exposed
hy the nature of his duty, not being a
disease wholly or mainly due to, or
seriously aggravated by, his own serious
and culpable negligence or misconduct,


while in the service of the Government of the
Colony, and such death occurs within seven
years of the date of the injury or contracting
the disease, it shall be lawful for the Governor
to grant, in addition to the grant, if any, made
to his legal personal representative under
section 16 of this Act-


(i) if the deceased officer leaves a widow,
a pension to her, while unmarried at
a rate not exceeding ten-sixtieths of
his annual pensionable emoluments







No. of 1955. Pensions (Amendment) 5 LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
at the date of the injury or ninety-
six dollars a year, whichever is the
greater;

(ii) if the deceased officer leaves a widow
to whom a pension is granted under
the preceding paragraph and child
or children, a pension in respect of
each child, until such child attains
the age of nineteen years, of an
amount not exceeding one-eighth of
the pension prescribed under the
preceding paragraph;

(iii) if the deceased officer leaves a child
or children, but does not leave a
widow, or no pension is granted to
the widow, a pension in respect of
each child, until such child attains
the age of nineteen years, of double
the amount prescribed by the pre-
ceding paragraph;

(iv) if the deceased officer leaves a child
or children and a widow to whom a
pension is granted under paragraph
(i) of this subsection, and the widow
subsequently dies, a pension in
respect of each child as from the
date of the death of the widow
until such child attains the age of
nineteen years, of double the amount
prescribed in paragraph (ii) of this
subsection;


(v) if the deceased officer does not leave
: widow, or if no pension is granted
to his widow, and if his mother were
wholly or mainly dependent on him
for her support, a pension to the
mother, while without adequate
means of support, of an amount not
exceeding the pension which might
have been granted to his widow;







LEEWARD 6 Pensions (Amendment) No. of 1955.
ISLANDS.
(vi) if the deceased officer does not leave
a widow or mother, or if no pension
is granted to his widow or mother,
and if his father were wholly or
mainly dependent on him for his
support, a pension to the father
while without adequate means of
support, of an amount not exceeding
the pension which might have been
granted to his widow;

(vii) if the deceased officer does not leave
a child or children who is or are
eligible for a pension under the pro-
visions of this section, and if his
brother or sister were wholly or
mainly dependent on him for sup-
port, a pension to any brother or
sister while without adequate means
of support, of an amount not exceed-
ing the pension which might have
been granted under paragraphs (ii)
and (iii) of this subsection:

Provided that-
(a) if in the opinion of the Gover-
nor there are compassionate grounds for
so doing, he may grant to any child of a
deceased officer being a child who at the
date of the death of the officer was wholly
or mainly dependent on him for support
and who had attained the age of nineteen
years, a pension for such period as the
Governor may determine, of an amount
not exceeding the pension which may be
granted under paragraph (ii) of this
subsection;
(b) where a deceased officer leaves a
child who was incapacitated at the time
of the officer's death (hereinafter in this
section referred to as an incapacitated
child ") the Governor may, notwithstand-
ing nny pension which may have been
granted under paragraph (ii) of this
subsection, grant an additional pension in







No. of 1955. Pensions (Amendment) 7 LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
respect of such incapacitated child after
he has attained the age of nineteen years
and so long as his incapacity shall con-
tinue, of an amount not exceeding one-
half of the pension which may be granted
under paragraph (ii) aforesaid;

(c) where compensation in respect
of the death is payable under the Work-
men's Compens:ltion Act, 1937. or any u/19a7.
Act amending or replacing the sane, the
Governor may reduce the pension which
may be pIi\able under thi4 section to such
extent as he may consider reasonable;
(d) no pension shall be payable
under this subsection at any time in
respect of more than six children exclu-
sive of incapacitated children;
(e) in the case of a pension granted
under paragraph (v) of this subsection,
if the mother is a widow at the time of
the grant of the pension and subsequently
re-marries such pension shall cease as
from the date of re-marriage; and if it
appears to the Governor at any time
that the mother is adequately provided
with other means of support, such pension
shall cease as from such (late as the
Governor may determine;


( f) a pension granted to a female
child under this section shall cease upon
the marriage of such child under the age
of nineteen years.

(2) In thle c;se of an officer not holding
a pensionable office, the expression pension-
able emoluments in the preceding subsection
shall mean the emoluments enjoyed by him
which would have been pensionable emolu-
ments if the office held by him had been a
pensionable office.
(3) If an officer proceeding by a route
approved by the Governor to or from the







LEEWARD 8 Pensions (A mlndment) No. of 1955.
ISLANDS.
Colony, or from one Island in the Colony to
another, at the commencement or termination
of his service in the Colony, or of a period of
leave therefrom, dies as the result of damage
to the vessel, aircraft or vehicle in which he is
travelling, or of any act of violence directed
against such vessel, aircraft or vehicle, and the
Governor is satisfied that such damage or act
is attributable to circumstances arising out of
war in which Her Majesty may be engaged,
such officer shall be deemed, for the purposes
of this section, to have died in the circum-
stances described in paragraph (a) of sub-
section (1) of this section.
(4) An officer who dies as a result of an
injury received while travelling by air in pur-
suance of official instructions, which injury is
not wholly or mainly due to, or seriously
aggravated by, his own serious and culpable
negligence or misconduct, shall be deemed for
the purposes of this section to have died in
the circumstances described in paragraph (a)
of subsection (1) of this section:
Provided that in such a case the rates of
pension prescribed in paragraphs (i) and (ii)
of subsection (1) of this section shall be
fifteen-sixtieths and one-sixth respectively.
(5) (a) Where the Governor is satisfied
that damages have been or will be recovered
in respect of.the death for which an additional
pension or pension may be granted under
subsection (1) of this section, the Governor
may take those damages into account against
such additional pension or pension in such
manner and to such extent as he may think
fit and may withhold or reduce the additional
pension or pension accordingly.
(b) For the purposes of this subsection
an officer shall be deemed to recover damages
whether they are paid in pursuance of a
judgment or order of a couit or by way of
settlement or compromise of his claim and
whether or not proceedings are instituted to
enforce that claim.







No; of 1955. Pensions (Amendment) 9 LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
(6) For the purposes of this section-
(a) the word "child" shall in-
clude-
(i) a posthumous child;
(ii) a step-child or illegitimate
child born before the date of the
injury or contracting the disease, as
the case may be, and wholly or
mainly dependent upon the deceased
officer for support; and
(iii) an adopted child, adopted in
i manner recognized by law, before
the Inkto of the injury or contracting
the disease, as the case may be, and
dependent as aforesaid;
(b) the expression incapacitated"
means in relation to a child, incapa-
ble by reason of some specific bodily or
mental disability of earning his own liv-
ing, and a child who is in any event too
young to earn his own living shall be
treated as incapacitated for the purposes
of this section if it appears that, by
reason of any specific bodily or mental
disability, he will he incapable of earning
his own living when he attains the age
at which he would otherwise be capable
of doing so.".
5. The amendment specified in the second Minor amend-
column of the Schedule to this Act, being a minor mepa t o t.
amendment to certain sections of the Principal Act,
shall be made in the provisions to that Act specified
in the first column of that Schedule.
6. The Pensions (Amendment) Act, 1948 is Repeal.
hereby repealed. 12/1948.
7. This Act shall come into operation on the Commence-
1st day of January, 1955. ment.


President.








LEEWARD 10 Peokn'iovs (Amendment) No. o01 1 D.
ISLANDS.
Passed the General Legi native Council this
day of 1955.


Clerk of the Council.


SCHE DTLE.


SECTIONS AMENDMENT


3(1), 4(2), 5(2), 6(e), 7, 8 and 11 For the words Governor in
Council there shall be substitu-
ted the word Governor".


OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The objects of this Bill are to make amendments to the
Pensions Act, 1947 (No. 12/1947) in order to give effect to
certain recommendations of the Secretary of State for the
Colonies respecting-
(a) the gratnity payable where an officer dies in the
service or after retirement (see Secretary of State's Circular
Despatch No. 22/54 dated 8th March, 1954, Pensions
Legislation-Death Gratuities);
(b) the pension payable to dependants when an
officer dies as a result of injuries received or disease
contracted in the discharge of his duties (see Secretary of
State's Circular Desmptch No. 684/54 dated 24th July,
1954, United Kingdom Injury Warrant 1952);

(c) the payment of death gratuity without the
necessity for production of probate or l-tters of admin-
istration by a deceased officer's legal personal representative
(see Secretary of State's saving telegram No. 103 dated
3rd March, 1953 to Officer Administering the Government
of the Leeward islands).
2. The chief changes in the existing law which are
proposed by this Bill are-

(1) as regards death gratuities-
(a) the adoption of the proposal for the grant of a
gratuity to the estate of a deceased serving officer of


r- *r r ce


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No. of 1955. Pension, (Amendment) 11 LFEWAlrD)
ISLANDS.
either a year's pensionable emoluments or the pension
gratuity which he might have received had lie retired at
the date of his death, whichever is the greater,
(b) dispensing with the necessity for production of
probate of letters of administration by a deceased officer's
legal personal representative so as to permit payment of a
gratuity to be made to an officer's defendants in cases
where the gratuity does not exceed four hundred and
eighty dollars (see section 17 (3) of Ch. 9 No. 6 of the
Revised Ordinances of Trinidad and Tobago 1950).

(2) us regards the pension payable to dependents of
officers dying as a result of injuries received in the discharge
of their duties-
(a) the extension of the principle of payment of
pensions to include the dependants of an officer who dies
as a result of contracting a: disease to which he is specifi-
cally exposed by the nature of his duty, not being a disease'
wholly or mainly due to, or seriously aggravated by, his
own serious and culpable negligence or misconduct,
(b) the limitation of the period during which applica-
tion for such pensions may be considered; and accordingly
.applications for the award of a pension will not be enter-
tained unless the death of the officer took place within
seven years of the date of the injury, or contracting the
disea.se. as the case may be,
(c) the increase of the minimuum pension to a widow
from seventy-two to ninety-six dollars,
(d) the extension of the age beyond which a child
will not normally be eligible for a pension, from eighteen
to nineteen years,
(e) the extension of 1),- category of an officer's
defendants 1o include his father, brother or sister in
accordance with the provisions of the Ihill,

(/) the granting of power to the Governor to award-
(i) a pension on compassionate grounds to a
child of the deceased who at the date of death
of the deceased was over the age of nine-
teen years and was wholly or mainly
dependent on the deceased; and







LEEWADi 12 Pensions (Amendment) No. of 1955.
(ii) an additional pension to an incapacitated
child of the deceased to commence only
after he has attained the age of nineteen
years,
(g) the reduction or withholding of any pension or
additional pension where compensation is payable under
the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1937, or damages
are or will be recovered in respect of the death of the
officer,
(h) the exclusion of an incapacitated child in taking
into account the number of children in respect of whom
pensions may be paid under the Act.
3. The amendments envisaged in paragraph 2 (2) (a) to
(h) are based on the provisions of the United Kingdom Injury
WVarant 1952 (Statutory Instrument 1952 No. 00) and the
Secretary of State's circular despatch referred to in paragraph
1 (b) above.
4. A new section has been introduced into the Act
based on section 32 of the United Kingdom Superannuation
Act, 1949, whereby an officer who retires from the service on
the ground of ill health with more than ten but loss than
twenty years' service may be granted a pension as if he had
given twenty years' service (Clause 3).
5. An entirely new principle has been introduced in that
the award of pensions and cognate functions hitherto vested in
the Governor in Council will now be exercised by the Gover-
nor (clause 5), but in cases where an officer's service has been
wholly Presidential such functions will, unless the Governor
otherwise directs, be exercised by the Administrator or Com-
missioner (clause 2).
In this connection it should be noted that the power to
declare offices pensionable and to make Regulations under the
Act is still vested in the Governor in Council.

P. CECIL LEWIS,
Attorney General.

23rd November, 1954.

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


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No. of 1955. Police amendmentt) .










LEEWARD ISLANDS.


No.


of 1955.


An Act to amend further the Police Act, 1951.

ENACTEID by the Legislature of the
Leeward Islands.

1. This Act may be cited as the Police
(Amendment) Act, 1955, and shall be read as one
with the Police Act, 1951, as amended, herein-
after called the Principal Act.

2. The following section is hereby sub-
stituted for section 9 of the Principal Act:---

9. (1) Every police officer above the
rank of a subordinate police officer shall be
on probation during the first three years
after his appointment or for such longer
period, not exceeding six months, as the
Governor 11 ay in his discretion approvee; and
if during sirch period, or any extension
thereof, lie is found not to be fitted physically
or mentally, to perform the duties of his
office, or to be not likely to become an
efficient or well conducted police officer, his
services may be dispensed with by the
Governor. At the end of the period of
prolbation, or any extension thereof, if tihe
services of such police otlicer have not 1been
dispensed with, he shall be confirmed in his
appointment.

(2) The provisions of subsection (1) of
thli. section shall not apply in the case of an
appointment by way of promotion or transfer
from another police force. ".


IAIEE\VARD
TSLANI)s.


Short title.

12/1951.
511953.


Snbstittution
of section 9 of
the Principal
Act.
Period of
probation on
appointment
of police
officer above
the ralhk of
subordinate
police officer.








LEEWARD
ISLANI. S.
Substitution
of section 11
of the
Principal Act.


Police (Amendment). u. o


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


"Terms of 11. Every subordinate police officer and
appointment. constable shall be on probation during the
first three years of his service in the Force:

Provided that the Commissioner may in
his discretion-
(a) reduce the period of probation
to a period of not less than one year if
such police officer has served for a period
of not less than two years in the Force
on a previous occasion; or

(b) dispense with the period of
probation if, with the written consent of
the Uhief Officer of Police of another
police force in the British West Indies,
such person has been transferred from
that police force after having completed
the required period of probation in such
police force; or

(c) extend the period of probation
for a further period not exceeding six
months.".


Amendment
of section 12
of the
Principal Act.



Amendment
of section 13
of the
Principal Act.



Amendment
of section 33
of the
Principal Act.


4. Section 12 of the Principal Act is hereby
amended by the insertion of the words "or any
extension thereof between the words probation "
and the in the first line and between the words
"probation, and if in the eighth line thereof.

5. Subsection (1) of section 13 of the
Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitu-
tion of the words "or any extension thereof" for
the words "in the Force" appearing in the third
line thereof.

6. Subsection (1) of section 33 of the
Principal Act is hereby amended as follows:-

(a) by the insertion therein after pnra-
graph (a) of the following paragraph-
"(b) suspension, deferment or
stoppage of increment;"; and


ot 1955.








No. of 1955. Police (Amendment). 3 LHEWAR'
lsLa i s.
(b) by re-lettering paragraphs (b), (c),
(d) and (e) as paragraphs (c), (d), (e) and
(/) respectively.


7. The following section is hereby sub-
stituted for section 37 of the Principal Act:-

37. (1) An Inspector, subordinate police
officer or constable against whom any complaint
or information for an offence punishable on
summary conviction or on indictment is laid,
or against whom a charge is made for breach
of any disciplinary regulation made under
this Act, may, pending, and until the final
determination of such complaint, information
or charge-


Substitution
of section 37
of the
Principal Act.
Payn~Ht
during' sus-
pension, etc.


(a) be suspended from duty and
placed on half-pay by the Commissioner
or the Gazetted Police Officer in charge
of the Division; or
(b) if admitted to bail and not so
suspended, be employed on full-time
duty, in which case he shall receive full
pay, or if employed on part-time duty
he shall receive a rate of pay (not being
less than half-pay) as the Commissioner
thinks fit.

(2) Tf an Inspector or a subordinate
police officer or constable is acquitted on anv
complaint or information, or obtains a decision
in his favour on any charge, he shall be
entitled to receive all pay which has been
withheld from him; if lie is convicted on such
complaint or information or does not obtain
a decision in his favour on such charge and
is subsequently dismissed, he shall not be
entitled to receive any pay so withheld.

(3) In the application of subsection (1)
of this section an Inspector, subordinate police
officer or constable shall not be deprived of
any part of the house and lodging allowance
or the use of any free quarters to which he
may be entitled.".







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ISLANDS.
Substitution 8. The following section is hereby substi-
of section 42
of the tuted for section 42 of the Principal Act:-
Principal Act.
"Definition 42. For the purposes of this Part of
of "pay". this Act the word pay in relation to an
Inspector, subordinate police officer or con-
stable includes his salary, good conduct pay,
personal, detective, house and lodging allow-
ances (inclusive of the estimated value of
free quarters):

Provided that the amount to be allowed
for house and lodging allowance shall not
exceed one sixth of the pay of such Inspector,
subordinate police officer or constable. "

Insertion of 9. After section 44 of the Principal Act
now section the following sections shall be inserted:-
the Principal
Act.
"Pay to be 44A. For the purposes of computing
taken for
computation the amount of an Inspector's, subordinate
of pensions police officer's or constable's pension or
etc. gratuity-


(a) in the case of an Inspector,
subordinate police officer or constable
who has held the same rank for a
period of three years immediately pre-
ceding the date of his retirement, the
full annual pay enjoyed by him at
that date in respect of that rank shall
be taken;

(b) in the case of an Inspector,
subordinate police officer or constable
who at any time during such period of
three years has been transferred from
one rank to another but whose pay has
not been changed by reason of such
transfer or transfers, the full annual
pay enjoyed by him at the date of
retirement in respect of the rank then
held by him shall be taken;







No. of 1955. Police (Amendment). 5 LuzWAjD
ISLANDS.
(c) in other cases one third of the
aggregate pay enjoyed by the Inspector,
subordinate police officer or constable
in respect of his service during the
three years of his service immediately
preceding the date of his retirement
shall be taken:

Provided that-

(i) if such one third is less than
the highest annual pay
enjoyed by him at the date
of any transfer within such
period of three years then
the highest annual pay
shall be taken; and

(ii) if such one third is less than
the annual pay which
would have been enjoyed
by him at the date of his
retirement, if he had con-
tinned to hold any rank
from which he has been
transferred at any time dur-
ing such period of three
years and had received all
increments which, in the
opinion of the Governor,
would have been granted
to him, the annual pay
which would have been
so enjoyed shall be taken.

(iii) for the purposes of calcula-
ting pay for the computa-
tion of pensions under this
paragraph, an Inspector,
subordinate police officer or
constable shall be deemed
to have been on duty on
full pay throughout the
said three years:







Police (Amendm enmt). No.


Provided further that if
such one third is less than
the pay which would have
been enjoyed by him at the
date of his retirement, if he
had continued to hold any
rank from which he has
been transferred at any
time during such period of
three years, and had re-
ceived all inclremnents which,
in tlhe opinion of the Gover-
nor, would have been
granted to him, the annual
pay which would have been
enjoyed shall be taken.


Increase in 44B. Every inspector subordinate
pension in
cases of retire- police officer or constable who has been in
inent on fin- the service of the Force for more than ten
ings of a
M teicnl Board buti less than twenty years, and who retires
after more front the Force on the findings of a Medical
than ten lnt t
less tlan twenty Board as provided in subsection (1) of section
years service. 415 of this Act may be granted a pension
as if his service in the Force had been
twenty years.".


Substitution
of sections 47
and 48 of the
Principal Act.


' Retirement
on ac-ount of
injuries
or disease
contracted in
discharge of
duty.


10. The following sections shall be sub-
stituted for sections 1.7 and 4-S of the Principal
Act:-


47. (1) This section shall apply to an
Inspector, subordinate police officer 01
constable who while in tli service of the
Force either-

(a) is permanently injured in the
actual discharge of his duty by some
injury specifically attribuabhle to the
naltre of his duty which is not wholly
or mainly due to, or seriously aggra-
vated by, his own serious and culpable
negligence or misconduct; or

(b) contracts a disease to which
he is specifically exposed by the nature


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No. of 1955. Police (Amendment). 7 LEEWARD
IsLANDS.
of his duty, not being a disease wholly
or mainly due to, or seriously aggra-
vated by, his own serious and culpable
negligence or misconduct.


(2) In this section, unless the contrary
intention appears, references to an Inspector,
subordinate police officer or constable being
injured and to the date on which an injury is
sustained shall respectively be construed as
including references to such Inspector, sub-
ordinate police officer or constable contracting
such a disease as is mentioned in subsection
(1) of this section and to the date on which
such disease is contracted.

(3) Where an Inspector, subordinate
police officer or constable to whom this section
applies is holding a pensionable office in which
he is confirmed-

(a) he may, if his retirement is
necessitated or materially accel:rate(l by
his injury and he has been in the service
of the Force for less than ten years, he
granlted, in lieu of any gratuity under
section 46, a pension under section 44 as
if the words for ten years and up-
wards" were omitted from the said
section 44;

(b) he may be granted on retirement
an additional pension at the annual rate
of the proportion of his actual pa2 :.t the
date of hio injury appropriate to his case
as shown in the following table:-

when his capacity to contribute to
his support is-

slightly impaired, forty four-
hundred-and-eightieths of a month's
pay







.:8 Poce (lAmnndment). No. of 1955.

impaired, eighty four-hundred-
and-eightieths of a month's pay;

materially impaired, one-hun-
drcd-ind-ttwelty four-hundred-and-
eightieths of a molth's puty;

totally destroyed, one-hun-
dretd-and-sixty four-hundred-and-
eightieths of a month's pay:

Provided that the amount of the
additional pension may be reduced to
such an extent as the Governor shall
think reissonable where the injury is not
the cause or the sole cause of retirement.

(4) If, for the purpose of assessing
the amount of any additional pension or
pension to be granted under paragraph (b)
of subsection (3) of this section any Inspector,
subordinate police officer or constable to
whom this section applies, the degree of
permanent impairment of his capacity to r
contribute to his support is in doubt, he may
be gra cited a provisional award to have effect
until such time as the degree of pernument
impairment can be determined.

(5) It an Inspector, subordinate police
officer or constable proceeding by a route
approved by the Governor to or from the
Colony or from one Ishlnd in the Colony to
another, at the commencement or termination
of his service in the Colony, or of a period of
leave therefrom is permanently injured as the
result of damage to the vessel, aircraft or
vehicle, and the Governor is satisfied that such
damage or act is attributable to circumstances
arising out of any war in which Her Majesty
may be engaged, such Inspector, subordinate
police officer or constable shlull he deemed for
the purposes of this section to lhave been
injured in the circumstances described in
subsection (1) of this section.







of 1955. Police (Amendment). 9 LEEWAfRt
IsLANDs.
(() An Inspector, subordinate police
officer or constable who im permanently injured
while travelling by air in pursuance of official
instructions, and whose injury is not wholly
or mainly due to, or seriously aggravated by,
hi, own seriioius and culpable negligence or
misculiouct, shall be deemed for the purposes
of this sectionn to have been injured in the
circulmns aces described in subsection (1) of
this section:

Provided that in such a case the rates of
pension prescribed in subsection (3) of this
section shall be sixty four-hundred-and-
eiogilietlis, one-lundired-mnd-twenty four-hun-
dred-and -eightieths, one-hundred-and-eighty
four-hundred-auil-eightieths and two-hundred-
and-forty four-hundred-and-eightieths res-
pectively.

(7) Paragraph (b) of subsection (3)
of this section shall not apply in the case of
an Inspecto-, subordinate police officer or
co(,st;:bl), s:lected for appointment in the
c-rvi' (i tihe Force on or after the coming
into force o( tih Principal Act who, in conse-
quen:.- of his injury, is entitled to compensa-
tion iinder the Workmen's Compensation Act, 11/1937.
1937 or any Act amending or replacing that
Act.

(S) (a) W\\ere the Governor is
satis i thi:t dtanages have been or
xili i, recover, d bv a [Inspector,
suli)(inate police officer or constable
i1 respect of an injury for which an
ai(ditional pension or pension may be
_:aii ed ulder paragraph (b) of sub-
:-e! ii, (3) of r!Tis section, tP'e Governor
mJai\ ti:k the damanger. into account
iiini-t si, 1 additional pension or pension
in sui 1imai;ner ;ind to such extent as
he may tliink tit and mIv withhold or
reduce the additional pension or pension
accordingly;







LEEWARD 10 Police (Amendment). No. of 1955.
ISLANDS.
(b) For the purpose of this sub-e(-
tion ;nI Inspjector, subordinate police
officer or constable shall be deemed to
recover damages whether they are paid
in pursuance of a judgment or order of
the Court or by way of settlement or
compromise of his claim and whether or
not proceedings are instituted to enforce
that claim.

Right to take 48. (1) Every Inspector, subordi-
redced pen- nate police officer or constable who becomes
aion and
gratuity. eligible for pension under the provisions of
this Part of this Act, may at his option
exercisable as in this section provided be
paid on his retirement a reduced pension
and gratuity in lieu of the pension provided
for by this Part of this Act.
(2) The option referred to in subsec-
tion (1) of this section shall ,e exercisable
not later than the day immediately preced-
ing the date of retirement of such Inspec-
tor, subordinate police officer or constable:
Provided that the Governor may, if it
appears to him in all the circumstances
equitable so to do, allow such Inspector,
subordinate police officer or constable to
exercise the option at any time Iletween the
date of retirement and the date of award of
pension under this Part of this Act.
(3) If an Inspector, subordinate police
officer or constable has exercised the option
his decision shall be irrevocable after the
date of his retirement.
(4) If an Inspector, subordinate police
officer or constable who has not exercised
the option dies after the date of retirement
but before a pension has been awarded under
this Part of this Act, it shall be lawful for
the Governor to grant a gratuity and a
reduced pension as provided in subsection
(1) of this section as if the Inspector, sub-
ordinate police officer or constable had
exercised the option before his death,


__


^__II







.o. of 1955. Polie (Amendment). 11 LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
(5) The date of the exercise of the
option vn an Inspector. subordinate police
omcer or constable shall be deemed to be
the date of the receipt of his written
notification addressed to the Commissioner.

(6) The election exercised by any
iisp( actor, subordinate police officer or
constble to take on retirement a gratuity
and reduced pension under the Police
Pejii,-ion Act 1929 in lieu of the pension 1/1929.
provided for by that Act is hereby revoked,
anI! such Inspector, subordinate police officer
or c,'n stble may in lieu of such election,
exercise the option referred to in subsection
(1) of this section iad the provisions of this
section shall apply to him accordingly.

11. Section l4 of the Principal Act is Amendment
of section 49
hereby almended by the substitution of the words of the Prii-
"twelve and one half" for the word "ten" cipalAct,
appearing therein.

12. The following sections shall be sub- Substitution
of section 60.
stituttd for sect ions 50, 51 and 52 of the Princi- nd 52 of0
pal Act:-- the Principal
Act.

S50. (1) (a) Subject to the provisions Gratuity
where Inspee
of section 51.of this Act, where an Inspec- tor, subordi-
tor, subordinate police officer or constable l nat( police
Soccer or con-
who is not on probation or agreement dies stable dies in
while in the service of the Force, it shall th serviceof
Sthe Force or
be lawful tor the (oveCror' to grant to his after retire
leia-l personal representat ie a gratuity of ment.
an amount not exceeding either his annual
pay., or his commuted pension gratuity, if
any. \ whichever is the greater.

1I For the purposes of this sub-
section-
(i) 'n;iinil ':Iy imeenns the pay wvhichl
vtwould be taken for the pur-
pose of comlpting any pension or
gratuity granted to an inspector ,
sul)ordinate police officer or con-







LREWARD 12 Police (Amendment). No. of 1955.
ISLANDS.
stable if lie had r,! ired from the
Force at the date of hlis death on
the findings of a Medical Board as
provided in subsection (1) of sec-
tion 45 of this Act.


(ii) "commuted pension gratuity"
means the gratuity, if any,
which might have been grant-
ed to an Inspector, subordi-
nate police officer or constable
under section 48 of this Act if
his service had been wholly in
the Colony and if he had
retired from the Force at the
date of his death on the find-
ings of a Medical Board as
provided in subsection (1) of
section 45 of this Act and had
elected to receive a reduced
pension and gratuity.

(2) Wheire any such Inspector, sub-
ordinate police officer or constable to whom
a gratuity or other allowance has been
granted under this Part of this Act dies
after retirement from the Force, and the
sums paid or payable to him at his death on
account of any pension, gratuity or other
allowance in respect of his service in Ihe
Force are less than the amount of the
annual pay enjoyed by him at the date of
his retirement, it shall be lawful for the
Governor to grant to his legal personal
representative a gratuity equal to the
deficiency.

Gratuit 51. Where an Inspector, subordinate
e police officer or constable dies-
received or
disease con-
tracted in the
discharge of (a) in the actual discharge of his
duty cluty by some injury specifically attri-
butable to the nature of his duty which







No. of 1955. Police (Amendnment). 13 IE.WARD
ISLANDS,
is not wholly or mainly due to, or
seriously aggravated by, his own
serious and culpable negligence or
misconduct; or


(b) as a result of contracting a
disease to which he is specifically
exposed by the nature of his duty, not
being a disease wholly or mainly due
to, or seriously aggravated by, his own
serious and culpable negligence or
misconduct,

while in the service ol' the Force, and such
death occurs within seven years of the date
of the injury or contracting the disease, it
shall be lawful for the Governor in his
discretion to grant to the legal personal
representative of such Inspector, subordi-
nate police officer or constable either a
gratuity of an amount to he at the discre-
tion of the Governor but not exceeding two
years' pay of such Inspector, subordinate
police officer or constable, or a gratuity
under the provisions of section 50 of this
Act, whichever is the greater.


52. (1) Where an Inspector, subordi- Pension to
nate police officer or constable dies- dependanpe-
tor, subordi-
nate police
(a) in the actual discharge of his officer or o-
-table dies as
duty by some injury specifically attribut- result of
able to the nature of his duty which is injuries re-
1 ceived or
not wholly or mainly due to, or seriously disease eon-
agigravated by, his own serious ,nd cul- treated in the
? I discharge of
pablh negligence or misconduct; or hiH duties.

(b) as a result of contracting a
disease to which he is specifically exposed
by the nature of his duty, not being a
disease wholly or mainly due to, or
seriously aggravated by, his own serious
and culpable negligence or misconduct,







LEEWARD 14 Police (Am endme(t). No. of 195.:.
ISLANDS.
while in the service of the Force, and such
death occurs within seven years of the date of
the injury or contracting the disease, it shall be
lawful for the Governor to grant, in addition
to the grant, if any, made to his legal personal
representative under section 50 or section 51 of
this Act-

(i) if such Inspector, subordinate police
officer or constable leaves a widow, a
pension to her while urmnarried at a
rate not exceeding ten-sixtieths of
his pay at the date of the injury or
ninety-six dollars a year, whichever
is the greater;

(ii) if such Inspector, subordinate police
officer or constable leaves a widow to
to whom a pension is granted under
the preceding paragraph and a child
or children, a pension in respect of
each child, until such child attains
the age of nineteen years, of an
amount not exceeding one-eighth
of the pension prescribed under the
preceding paragraph;

(iii) if such Inspector, subordinate police
officer or constable leaves a child or
children but does not leave a widow
or no pension is granted to the
widow, a pension in respect of each
child until such child attains the age
of nineteen years, of double the
amount prescribed by the preceding
paragraph;

(iv) if such Inspector, subordinate police
officer or constable leaves a child or
children and a widow to whom a
pension is granted under paragraph
(i) of this subsection and the widow
subsequently dies, a pension in re-
spect of each child as from the date







of 1955. Police (Amendmntl). 15 LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
of the death of the widow until such
child attains the age of nineteen
years, of double the amount pre-
scribed in paragraph (ii) of this sub-
section;

(v) if such Inspector, subordinate police
officer or constable does not leave a
widow, or if no pension is granted to
his widow and if his mother were
wholly or mainly dependent on him
'fr her support, a pension to the
mother while without adeq uate means
of support, of an :amount not exceed-
ing the pension \ which might have
been granted to his widow;

(vi) if such Inspector, subordinate police
officer or constable does not leave a
widow or mother, or if no pension is
granted to his widow or mother, and
if his father were wholly or mainly
dependent on him for his support, a
pension to the father while without
adequate means of support, of an
amount not exceeding the pension
which might have been granted to
his widow;

(vii) if such Inspector, subordinate police
officer or constable does not leave a
child or children who may be eligible
for a pension under the provisions of
this section, and if his brother or sis-
ter were wholly or mainly dependent
on him for support, a pension to
any brother or sister while without
adequate means of support, of an
amount not exceeding the pension
which might have been granted
under paragraphs (ii) and (iii) of
this subsection:

Provided that-
(a) if in the opinion of the Governor
there are compassionate grounds for so







LBEWAR 16 Police (Amendment). No. ot 1955.
ISLA-DS.
doing, he may grant to any child of such
Inspector, subordinate police officer or
constable being a child who at the date
of the death of such Inspector, subordinate
police office or constable was wholly or
mainly dependent on him for support
and who had attained the age of nineteen
years, a pension for such period as the
Governor may determine, of an amount
not exceeding the pension which may be
granted under paragraph (ii) of this
subsection;
(b) where :n Inspector, subordinate
police officer or constable leaves a child
who was incapacitated at the time of snch
Inspector's, subordinate police officer's or
constable's death (hereinafter in this sec-
tion referred to as an incapacitated
child ") the Governor imay, iiotwithstand-
ing any pension which may have been
granted under paragraph (ii) of this. snb-
section, grant an additional pension in
respect of such incapacitated child after
he has attained the age of nineteen years
and so long as his incapacity shall con-
tinue, of an amount not exceeding one-
half of the pension which may be granted
under paragraph (ii) aforesaid;
(c) where compensation in respect
of the death is pnaable under the Work-
11/1937. men's Compensation Act, 1937, or any
Act amending or replacing the same, the
Governor may reduce the pension which
may be payable under this section to such
extent as he may consider reasonable;
(d) no pension shall be payable
under this subsection at any time in
respect of more than six children exclu-
sive of incapacitated children;
(e) in the case of a pension granted
under paragraph (v) of this subsection, if
the mother is a widow at the time of the
grant of the pension and subsequentlyy
re-inarrieb such pensionl shall cease as







No. of 1955. Police (Amedmennt). 17 LE WAtD
ISLANDS,
from the date of re-marriage; and if it
appears to the Governor at any time
that the mother is adequately pro-
vided with other means of support, such
pension shall cease as from such date as
the Governor may determine;

(f) a pension granted to a female
child under this section shall cease upon
the marriage of such child under the age
of nineteen years.

(2) If an Inspector, subordinate police
officer or constable proceeding by a route
approved by the Governor to or from the
Colony, or from one Island in the Colony to
another, at the commencement or termination
of his service in the Colony, or of a period
of leave therefrom, dies as the result of
damage to the vessel, aircraft or vehicle in
which he is travelling, or of any act of violence
directed against such vessel, aircraft or vehicle,
and the Governor is satisfied that such damage
or act is attributable to circumstances arising
out of war in which Her Majesty may be
engaged, such officer shall be deemed, for the
purposes of this section, to have died in the
circumstances described in paragraph (a) of
subsection (1) of this section.

(3) If an Inspector, subordinate police
officer or constable dies as a result of an injury
received while travelling by air in pursuance
of official instructions, which injury is not
wholly or mainly due to, or seriously aggrava-
ted by, his own serious and culpable negligence
or misconduct, he shall be deemed to have (lied
in the circumstances described in paragraph
(a) of subsection (1) of this section:

Provided that in such a case the rates of
pension prescribed in paragraphs (i) and (ii)
of subsection (1) of this section shall be
fifteen-sixtieths and one-sixth respectively.







LEEWARD 18 Police (Amendment). No. of 1955
ISLANDS.
(4) (a) Where the Governor is satisfied
that damages have been or will be recovered
in respect of the death for which an additional
pension or pension may be granted under
subsection (1) of this section, the Governor
may take those damages into account against
such additional pension or pension in such
manner and to such extent as he may think fit
and may withhold or reduce the additional
pension or pension accordingly.

(b) For the purposes of this subsec-
tion an Inspector, subordinate police
officer or constable shall be deemed to
recover damages whether they are paid
in pursuance of a judgment or order of a
Court or by way of settlement or compro-
mise of his cliim and whether or not
proceedings are instituted to enforce that
claim.
(5) For the purposes of this section-
(a) the word child shall include-
(i) a posthumous child;
(ii) a step-child or illegitimate
child born before the date of
the injury or contracting the
disease, as the case may be,
and wholly or mainly depen-
dent upon such Inspector,
subordinate police officer or
constable for support; and
(iii) an adopted child, adopted in a
manner recognized by law,
before the date of the injury
or contracting the disease, as
the case may be, and depen-
dent as aforesaid;
(b) the expression incapacitated means
in relation to a child, incapacitated by reason
of some specific bodily or mental disability of
earning his own living, and a child who is
in any event too young to earn his own living







No. of 1955. Police (Amendment). 19 LEEWARD
ISLANDS.

shall be treated as incapacitated for the pur-
poses of this section if it appears that, by
reason of any specific bodily or mental dis-
ability, he will be incapable of earning his own
living when he attains the age at which he
would otherwise be capable of doing so.".

13. The following subsection is hereby Amendment
substituted for subsection (2) of section 59 of the of section 5i
of the Prin-
Principal Act:- cipal Act.

(2) No representation shall be made by
the Association in relation to any question of
discipline, promotion, transfer or leave unless
some question of principle is involved.".

14. The following subsection is hereby Amendment
substituted for subsection (3) of section 63A of the f scti"on3A
of the Prin-
Principal Act:- cipal Act

"(3) Before-

(a) approving the reduction to a
lower grade for inefficiency of any sub-
ordinate police officer, as provided in
subsection (1) of this section; or

(b) requiring any Inspector, sub-
ordin:ite police officer or constable to
retire from the Force as provided in
subsection (2) of this section,

the Governor shall call for a full report
from the Commissioier, and(. it after
considering the report and giving such
subordinate police officer, or such Inspector,
subordinate police officer or constable, as
the circumstances may he, an opportunity
of submitting a reply to the complaint by
reason of which the reduction to a lower
grade of such subordinate police officer or
the retirement of such Inspector, subordinate
police officer or constable is contemplated,
the Governor is satisfied that such :!b)ordi-
nate police officer should he redi ,'d to
a lower grade, or having regard as aforesaid,







20 Prlic< (Amendment). No,


that it is desirable in the interest of the
Force that such Inspector, subordinate
police officer or constable should be retired,
the reduction to a lower grade of such
subhordinae police officer or the retirement
of such Inspector, sublordinate )police officer
or constable shall have effect accordingly. ".

15. Subisection (1) of section 67 of the
Principal Act is hereby amended as follows:-

(a) by the insertion therein after para-
graph (/) of the following paragraph-

(e) the conditions subject to
which repatriation expenses may be
paid to widows and dependants of
deceased members of the Force. ";

(1) by re-lettering paragraphs "(c)"
and (d) as paragraphs (d) and (e)"
respectively.

16. The amendments specified in the
second column of the Schedule'to this Act, being
minor amendments to the Principal Act, shall
be made in the provisions of that Act specified
in the first column of that Schedule.

17. This Act shall be deemed to have
come into operation on the 1st day of January,
1955.


President.


Passed the General
day of


Legislative Council this
1955.


Clerk of the Council.


LTEWARD
ISLANDS.


Amendment
of section
67(1) of the
Principal Act.


Minor ;mend-
ments of the
Principal Act.


of 1955.







No. of 1955. Police (Amendment)

Schedule.


SECTIONS


AMENDMENTS


44, 45, 46, 55, 56, 57, 76(1)


For the words "Governor in Council"
there shall be substituted the word
" Governor ".


76(4) The words "in the absence of the
Governor from the Presidency and
the expression "Governor in Council"
shall mean the Governor acting with the
advice of the Executive Council of the
Presidency in which such special con-
stable or additional constable was serving"
shall be omitted.


84(4) and (5)


For the words Federal Treasurer" there
shall be submitted the words "Chief
Accountant of the Presidency of Antigua".


21 LEEWARD
ISLANDS.







ILEw. I 22 Police (Amendment) No. of 1955.
ISLANDS,
OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The objects of this Bill are--
(a) to make the period of probation of police
officers above the rank of subordinate police officer
three years instead of two (clause 2) and that of
subordinate police officers and constables three years
instead of twelve months except in certain cases
(clause 3);
(6) to empower the Governor in the ;ine case and
the Commissioner in the other to extend the period of
probation for a further period not exceeding six months
(clauses 2 and 3);
(c) to add to the list of punishments which may
be imposed under section 33 of the Act the punishment
of suspension, deferment or stoppage of increments
(clause 6);
(d) to permit the punishment of suspension from
duty to be imposed on a subordinate police officer who
is found guilty of the breach of a disciplinary regula-
tion (clause 7);
The amendments in paragraphs (c) and (d) were
recommended by the Inspector General of Colonial
Police.
(e) to allow an Inspector, subordinate police officer
or constable who being charged with an offence or
admitted to bail or not suspended to be employed on
full-time or part-time duty at full pay or half-pay as
the case may be (clause 7);
(f) to ensure when a subordinate police officer
retires as a result of the findings of a Medical Board
and is at the date of his retirement in receipt of less
than his whole pay, that his pension will be calculated
as if he were in receipt of his full pay (clause S);
(g) to provide for the computation of an Inspector's,
subordinate police officer's or constable's pension on the
basis of his pay and to permit increased pensions
calculated on twenty years service to be given to such
persons in cases of retirement on the findings of a
Medical Board where they have served 'or more than
ten but less than twenty years in the Force (clause 9);
(h) to assimilate the position of members of the
Police Force pensionable under the lPrincip'il Act to
that of civil servants under the Pensions Act 1947
(No. 12/1947) in respect of the payment of compensa-







No. of 1955. Police (Amendmenfi) 23 LEEWARD
I ISLANDS.

tion whore retirement is necessitated or accelerated by
injury in the course of duty; the time of exercising the
option to take a reduced pension and gratuity (clause
10); the increase in the multiplying factor for the
computation of reduced pension and gratuity, from
10 to 121 (clause 11); the payment of gratuity
where an Inspector, subordinate police officer or con-
stable dies in the service of the Force and of pensions
to his dependants on his deatl (clause 12);
(i) to allow representations to be made by the
Police Welfare Association in matters relating to
discipline. promotion, transfer or leave only when a-
question of principle is involved (clause 13);
(j) to give a subordinate police officer an oppor-
tunity of making representations to the Governor
before lhe is reduced in rank (clause 14). Hitherto
representations could only be made where his retire-
ment was contemplated in the interest of the Force
(clause 14);
(k) to permit the Governor in Council to make
regulations laying down the conditions subject to
which repatratition expenses may be paid to the widows
and dependants of deceased members of the Force
(clause 15);
(1) to authorise the Governor to award pensions
and to exercise the powers under the Act now exercisa-
ble by the Governor in Council, except the power to
make regulations under section 67 (clause 16 and
Schedule); and
(m) to vest the power of granting pensions or
gratuities to special or additional constables or their
personal representatives in the case of death in the
Administrator or Commissioner of the Presidency in
which such special or additional constables are serving
(Clause 16 and Schedule);
(n) to substitute the Chief Accountant of Antigua
for the Federal Treasurer as the person authorised to
keep the accounts relating to the Police Reward Fund
(clause f16 and Schedule).
P. CECIL LEWIS,
22nd November, 1954. Attorney General.
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Leeward Islandml
(Amendment).


LEEWARD ISLANDS.


No. of 1955.

An Act to amend further the Leeward Islands Act.


ENACTED by
Leeward Islands.


the Legislature of the


1. This Act may be cited as the Leeward Short litt.
Islands (Amendment) Act, 1955, and shall be read
as one with the Leeward Islands Acts, 1871 to s4 & Viot.
1950, as amended, hereinafter called the Principal .07
Act. 18/1963.


2. Subsection (1) of section 7A of the
Principal Act is hereby amended by the deletion
of the comma after the word Presidency in the
second line and of the words "having received
notice in writing to that effect from the representa-
tive member concerned, is satisfied that such",
and the substitution therefr of the words
"is satisfied that a".

3. Section 7B of the Principal Act is hereby
amended as follows:-

(a) by repealing subsection (2) thereof;
(b) by deleting the figure and symbols
(1)" appearing after the figure and letter
"7B".


Amendment
of section 7A
of tle Prinoi-
pal Act.






Amendment
of section 7B
of the Princi-
pal Act.


1, E K WRA I )
ISLANDS.







LEEWARD 2 Leeward Islands No. of 1955.
ISLANDS. (Amendment).

Addition of 4. The following new sections shall be
to the rici inserted in the Principal Act immediately after
pal Act. section 8 thereof:-
'Teiporary 8A. (1) \VIhenever there is a vacancy
nominated
members. in the number of persons sitting in the
Council as nominated members by reason of
the fact that-
(0) a nominated member is absent
fr in thle Lee(' ar Isllainds or is unable for
any cause to take his seat in the Council;
or
(b) the seat of a nominated member
is vacant for any cause other than the
dissolution of the Council,
the Governor may, by Instrument under the
Public Seal, appoint from among the nomi-
nated members of one of the Island Councils
a person to be a temporary member for the
period of such vacancy.
(2) The Governor shall report every
appointment made under this section to Her
Majesty through a Secretary of State, and
such appointment may (without prejudice to
anything done by virtue thereof) be revoked
by the Governor by Instrument under the
Public Seal.
(3) So long as his appointment subsists,
a person appointed under this section shall,
for the purposes of this Act but subject to the
provisions of this section, be deemed to be
a nominated member of the Council and,
subject as aforesaid, the provisions of sub-
seetion (2) of section 8 of this Act shall apply
in relation to such person as they apply in
relation to a nominated imelber appointed
under subsection (1) of the said section 8.
(4) An appointment made under this
section shall cease to have effect on notification
by the Governor to the person appointed of its
revocation bv thie Governor, or on its super-
session by the definitive appointinnt of a
person to fill the vacancy, or \\hen the
vacancy shall otherwise cease to exist.







No. :f 1955. Leeirard lsland.w 3 LEEWARD
( edmendmen). ISLANDS.
SB. A person whose seat in the Council Re-appoint-
has become vacn'tClt may, if qualified, again be eeeton of
appointed or elected as a member of the members.
Council from time to time.".

5. The following section is hereby substi- Substitution
tuted for section 9A of the Principal Act:-- of tsetioc 9
pal Act.
9A. (1) Whenever there is a vacancy Temporary
in the number of persons sitting in the oficialmem-
Council as official members by reason of the
fact that-

(a) an official member is administer-
ing the General Government; or
(b) an official member is temporarily
unable to take his seat in the Council; or
(c) a person, who is an official
member by virtue of any of the provi-
sions of subsection (1) of section 9
of this Act, is performing the duties of
on(, or both of the offices b'3 virtue of
the performance of which, under the
provisions of that subsection, a person is
an official member; or
(d) no person is holding or perform-
ing the duties of any one of those
offices specified in or Iby reference to
wlicli an appointment h;is been made
under the said subsection (1),
thei Governor may, subject to the provisions
of subsection (:!) ,f this section, app',int a
lerson to !e a: temporary member of the
Council for the period of such vacancy.

(2) Tih person so appointed shall be
a person holding an office of emolument
under the Government of the Colony or of
any Presidency and may be appointed either
by name or by reference to his office and shall
be appointed by Instrument under the Public
Seal.







LEEWARD 4 Leeward lands No. of ;95..
ISLANDS. (Amendment).
(3) The Governor shall forthwith report
every appointment made under this section to
Her Majesty through a Secretary of State,
and such appointment may (without prejudice
to anything done by virtue thereof) be
revoked by the Governor by Instrument under
the Public Seal.
(4) So long as his appointment subsists,
a person appointed under this section shall,
for the purposes of this Act but subject to the
provisions of this section, be deemed to be an
official member of the Council and, subject
as aforesaid, the provisions of subsection (2)
of section 9 of this Act shall apply in relation
to such person as they apply in relation to an
official member appointed under subsection (1)
of the said section 9.
(5) An appointment made under this
section shall cease to have effect on notification
by the Governor to the person appointed of
its revocation by the Governor, or on its
supersession by the definitive appointment of
a person to fill the vacancy, or when the
vacancy shall otherwise cease to exist.".
Amendment 6. (1) Section 10 of the Principal Act is
of section 10 hereby amended as follows:-
of the Prinoi-
pal Act.
(a) in subsection (1)-

(i) by the deletion of paragraph (f);
(ii) by the deletion of paragraph (i);
(iii) by re-lettering paragraphs (q)
to (1) as paragraphs (f) to (X) and
paragraphs (u) to (r) as paragraphs (1)
to (p);
(b) in subsection (2) by substituting the
letter (p) for the letter (r) ".
(2) This section shall come into opera-
tion on a day to be appointed by the Governor
by Proclamation published in the Ga:ette,
and different days may be appointed for the
purpose of different provisions of this section.







No. of 1955. Leeiard Islands 5 LEIEWARD
(Amendment). ISLANDS.
7. Subsection (1) of section 19 of the Amendment
Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitu- of section 19
tion of the words Section 11B of this Act and pal Act.
for the words this Act and appearing therein.
8. This Act, save as otherwise expressly commence-
provided herein, shall come into operation on a ment.
day to be appointed by the Governor by Proclama-
tion published in the (azette.


President.

Passed the General Legislative Council this
day of 1955.


('Irk olf the (Council.


OB IECTS AND REASONS.


The objects of this Bill are-

(a) to make it clear that a representative member
who vacates his seat by dissolution is in fact eligible for
re-election clausee 3);
(h) to make provision for the appointment of
temporary nominated members (clause 4);
(c) to fill a lacuna in section 9A (1) of the Act,
to replace the substance of the existing paragraphs (a) to
(d) but without reference to particular offices and to
provide for the contingencies which might arise where-
(i) a vacancy arises by reason of the fact that
an official member is administering the Government
of the Colony, e.g., where the substantive holder of
the office of Administrator is administering the
Government of the Colony;
(ii) where there is no holder of an office by
reference to which an appointment has been made
under paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (1) of
section 9 (clause 5):







LEEWARD 6 Leeward Islands No. of 1955.
ISLANDS. (Amendment).

(d) to deprive the General Legislative Council of the
power to legislate on the subjects of 'education' and
'the establishment and regulation of a common convict
station and a common prison discipline' as it has been
decided that such subjects should be dealt with in
Presidential legislation (clause 6);
(e) to amend section 19(1) of the Act so as to make
it clear that the provisions of this subsection in regard to
voting are to be subject to any provisions which may be
made by Royal Instructions on the same subject (clause 7);
(f) to place on an Administrator or Commissioner
the duty of satisfying himself that a representative
member is unable to take his seat on the Council. The
existing provision whereby an Administrator or Commis-
sioner had to be informed in writing by such member of
his inability to take his seat has been the cause of serious
difficulties in the past.

2. The amendments referred to in paragraphs (a) to (e)
have been approved by the Secretary of State in his despatch
Leeward Islands (General) No. 419 dated 6th August, 1953
and his telegram No. 438 Saving dated 12th August, 1954, to
the Governor of the Leeward Islands.

P. CECIL LEWIS,
Attorney General.
24th September, 1954.













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No. of 1955. Small /Charg,s (Amendmentl).


E: EWA. R
ITsrANTS.


LEEWARD ISLANDS.


No.


of 1955.


An Act to amend further the Small Charges Act.

ENACT E ) by the Leegisl:ture of the Leo -
ward Islands.

1. This Act may be cited as the Small short title.
Charges (Amendment) Act, 1955, and shall be
read as one with the Small Charges Act, as ca,.;7.
amended, hereinafter called the Principal Act.


2. Sections 2 and 15 of the Principal Act
are hereby repealed.


3. The following section is hereby substi-
tuted for section 31 of the Principal Act:--

"31. Any person who commits any of
the offences created by sections 4, 6, 7, 11, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19 and 25 of the Larceny Act,
1944 or who attempts to commit, aids, abets,
counsels or procures the commission of anv
such offence where the amount or value of the
property in respect of which the offence is
committed in the opinion of the Magistrate
does not exceed one hundred dollars, shall he
liable to imprisonment for a term not exceed-
ing six months:

Provided that the Magistrate may in his
discretion abstain from trying the offence
summarily and may commit the offender for
trial fr an indictable offence.".


Repeal of sec-
tions 2 ;and 15
of the Princi-
pal Act.

Substitution
of section 81
of the Princi-
pal Act.
Summary
trial of indict-
able offences
created by
certain sec-
tions of the
Larceny Act.
2/1914.
24/1944.








LEEAARD 2 Small Chlarys (Amendment). No. of 1955.
ISLANDS.
Amendment 4. Paragraph (a) of section 41 of the Prin-
f setiothe cipal Act is hereby amended by the substitution of
Principal the words "refuses to give his name or address, or"
Act. for the words "refuses to give his name, or"
appearing therein.
Substitution The following section shall be substituted
of section 44 .
of the Princi- for section 44 of the Principal Act:-
pal Act.
"Receiving -4. (1) Any person who receives any
and being in
possession of property knowing the same to have been
property stolen or obtained in any way whatsoever
stolen or
unlawfully under circumstances which amount to an
obtained.. offence under sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 15, 16,
17, 18, 19 anid 25 of the Larceny Act, 1944
shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not
exceeding six months: Provided that the
offence under the said Act was an offence
punishable on summary conviction.

(2) Where any person is charged with
an offence under subsection (1) of this section
the Magistrate may in his discretion abstain
from trying the offence summarily and may
commit the offender for trial for an indictable
offence.
(3) Any person having in his pos-
session, or conveying in any manner anything
which may reasonably be suspected of having
been stolen or unlawfully obtained, and who
shall not give an account satisfactory to the
Magistrate of how he came by the same, shall
be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty four
dollars or to imprisonment for a term not
exceeding three months."



President.

Passed the General Legislative Council this
day of 1955.


Clerk of the Council.








No. of 155. Small Cl,,..': (Amendment). 3 LEEWAD
,5 ISLANDS.

OBJECTS AND REASONS.


The objects of this Bill are-
(a) to repeal sections 2 and 15 of the
Principal Act.

The definition of "public place" will be
replaced by a definition included in the new
Interpretation and General Clauses Bill which
will shortly be enacted. In so far as section
1.5 is concerned, the reason for repealing this
section (which has been amended on three
separate occasions) is to permit Presidencies
to enact legislation suitable to their own pecu-
liar needs in relation to the planting of canes
near to towns;

(b) to extend the jurisdiction of Magis-
trates so as to enable them to try summarily
the indictable offences created by the sections
of the Larceny Act, 1944 mentioned in the
Bill, where the value or amount of the prop-
erty in question does not in the Magistrate's
opinion exceed one hundred dollars. The
Magistrate is also given power to adjudicate
in cases of "receiving" connected with the
said offences;
(c) to correct an error in section 41 of
the Principal Act.

P. CECIL LEWIS,
Attorney General.


17th September, 1954.




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No. of 1955. Elementary Education (Repeal)


TE% \\'A R
JHLANII .


LEEWARD ISLANDS.


No.


of 1955.


An Act to repeal the Elementary Education Act.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Leeward
Islands.
1. This Act may be cited as the Elementary Short title.
Education (Repeal) Act, 1955.


2. The Elementary Education Act. the
Elementary Education Act, Amendment Act 1930
and the Enementary Education (Amendment) Act,
1939 are herhey repealed.


Repeal.
Cap. s(;.
10/ 19;, >.
6/1 9:w.


3. This Act shall come into operation on Commence-
a date to be appointed by the Governor by ,ln"t.
Proclamation published in the Gazette.

President.


Passed the General
day of


Legislative Council this
1955.

Clerk of the Council.







LE.:AH I Ele cmenturq Edtucation (Repeal) Nu. of 1955.

OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The object of this Bill is to repel the Elementary
Education Act and to replace it by Presidential legislation.

2. This Bill is to come into operation by Proclamation.
The insertion of a similar provision in the Presid ntitl legisla-
tion will mke possible the coming into operation of all these
measures at the same time.

P. CECIL LEWIS,
Attorney GO(.eral.

25th September, 1951..
































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No. of 1955. Evidence (Amendmn' ). LEEWARD
ISLANDS.








LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. of 1955.

An Act t, amend further the Evidence Act.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Lee-
ward Islands.
1. This Act may be cited as the Evidence Short title.
(Amendment) Act, 1955, and shall be read as one
with the Evidence Act, as amended, hereinafter cap. 52.
called the Principal Act. /19ao.
311942.
10/1949.
153/1954.
2. Section 12A of the Principal Act is here- Amenrindmnt
by amended by the substitution of the following 'if the Princi-i
paragraph for paragraph (c) thereof:- pIa Act.
(c) the London Gazette, the Gazette of
the Colony or of any Presidency thereof, the
Government (azette of any other Colony in
Her Majesty's dominions or of any territory
under Her Majesty's protection or of a terri-
tory for the time being administered by the
Government of the United Kingdom under the
trusteeship system of the United Nations;".


President.

Passed the General Legislative Council this
day of 1955.


S'lerk of the Council.








LEEWAmI 2
ISLANDS.


Evidence (Amendment).


OBJECTS AND REASOiS.


The object of this Bill is to include the Govornment
Gazette of Protectorates, Protected States and Triust Territories
among the list of documents of which judicial notice shall be
taken.

2. This amendment was made in pursuance of a recom-
mendation contained ini the Secretary of 't:A(e's despatch
No. 607 to the Governor of the Leeward Islands dated
16th .October, 1954.

P. CECIL LEWIS,
Attorney General.
27th November, 1954.


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No. of 1955. Sipq)eme Court LEEWARD
(Amendment). TANDs.











LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. of 1955.

An Act to amend further the Supreme Court
Act, 1939.
EN(ACTED by the Legislature of the
Leeward Islands.
1. This Act may be cited as the Supreme Short title.
Court (Amendniunt) Act, 1955, and shall be read
as one with the Supreme Court Act, 1939, as 20/1939.
amended, hereinafter called the Principal Act. 11
2. The following section shall be substituted substitution
for section 9 of the Principal Act:- of teinci-
pal Act.
9. (1) The office of every Registrar Hours of
and provostt Marshal shall be kept open for business.
the transaction of business on every day of
the year except Sundays, Christmas Day,
Good Friday and Public Holidays, during
such hours of the said days as may be ap-
pointed by the Governor by order under his
hand.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of
any order madt- under subsection (1) of this
section, the Judge by whom any matter is
being heard, may direct any paid officer of
the Court to tranileNC at any time, any busi-
ness which, in the opinion of the Judge, is
necessary or convenient, to facilitate the hear-






Supreme ( ;0or1
(Amendment).


No, of 1955.


ing and determination of the
question, or to carry into effect
made in connection therewith."


matter in
any order


President.


Passed the General
day of


Legislative Council this
1955.


Clerk of the Council.




OBJECTS AND REASONS.



The object of this Bill is to amennd section 9
of the Supreme Court Act, 1939 (No. 20/193!') to
permit the hours of business of the Registrar and
Provost Marshal to be fixed by order of the
Governor.

It will thus be unnecessary in the future to
amend the Act itself if a change in the office hours
of the Registrar and Provost Marshal is required.

P. CECIL LEWIS,
Attorney General.


November, 1954.





ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Offioe, Leewa'd Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN, Government Printer.-By Authority.
1954.


LEEWABD
ISLANDS.


47100096- -12.54.


Price 4 cents,







No. of 19 5. Pensions (Increase.). LEV.I
ISLAND DS.











LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. of 1955.
An Act to amend the Pensions (Increase) Act,
1953.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Leeward
Islands.

1. This Act may be cited as the Pensions Short title.
(Increase) Act, 1953 (Amendment) Act, 1955, and
shall be read as one with the Pensions (Increase) 20/19o3.
Act, 1953, hereinafter referred to as the Principal
Act.
2. Subsection (1) of section 2 of the Princi- Amendment
pal Act is hereby amended by the substitution ofofthe Priei-
the following definition for the definition of the pal Act.
expression "Governor in Council" therein-
Governor" means, in the case of a pen-
sioner whose services were wholly under
the Government of a Presidency, the
officer for the time being administering
the Government of that Presidency, and
in all other cases the Governor of the
Colony;".

3. Sections 3 and 4 of the Principal Act Amendment
are hereby amended by substituting the word of iet'1 'i
Governor for the words Governor in Council Principal Act
wherever the latter words appear in the said sections.


President.







Pensions ({nrease). No. of 1955.


Passed the General Legislative
day of 1955.


Council this


Clerk of the Council.




OBJECTS AND REASONS.


Under the Pensions Act, 1947 (No. 12/1947) it is proposed
to confer on the Governor of the Colony the authority to grant
pensions under that Act, except in the case of officers with
wholly Presidential service whose pensions will be granted by
the Administrator or Commissioner as the case may be.
2. This Bill is intended to bring the Pensions (Increase)
Act, 1953 (No. 20/1953) into line with the Pensions Act, 1947
(No. 12/1947) b\ ensuring that the persons authorised to grant
pensions under the Pensions Act, 1917 will be the same persons
to grant increases in pensions under the Pensions (Increase)
Act, 1953.


22nd November, 1954.


P. CECIL LEWIS,
Attorney 'General.


ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Offioe. Leeward Ilands,
by E. M. BT rACKMAN. E.D. Government Printer.-By Authority.
174.0.


LEBWARD
ISLANDS.


47/00230- --12.54.


Price 4 cents.







No. of 935., Pensions (Increase).


LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. of 1955.

An Act to amend the Pensions (Increase) Act,
1947.

ENACTED by the Legislature of the Leeward
Islands.

1. This Act may be cited as the Pensions
(Increase) Act, 1947 (Amendment) Act, 1955, and
shall be read as one with the Pensions (Increase)
Act, 1947, hereinafter referred to as the Principal
Act.

2. Subsection (1) of section 2 of the Princi-
pal Act is hereby amended by the substitution of
the following definition for the definition of the
expression Governor in Council therein-

Governor means, in the case of a pen-
sioner whose services are wholly under
the Government of a Presidency, the
officer for the time being administering
the Government of that Presidency, and
in all other cases the Governor of the
Colony;".

3. Sections 3 and 4 of the Principal Act
are hereby amended by substituting the word
" Governor for the words Governor in Council "
wherever the latter words appear in the said sections.


President.


LkIiWAItD
[BlAND ,


Short title.

10/1947.


Amendment
of section 2 (II
of the Princi-
pal Act.


Amendment
of sections 3
and 4 of the
Principald Act.




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