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Table of Contents
    Main
        Page 11
        Page 12
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        Page 14
        Page 15
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    Leeward Islands - ACT, No. 1 of 1955: Stamp (Amendment) Act, 1955
        Page A 1
    Leeward Islands - ACT, No. 2 of 1955: Summary Jurisdiction (Amendment) Act, 1955
        Page B 1
    Leeward Islands - ACT, No. 3 of 1955: Workmen's Compensation (Repeal) Act, 1955
        Page C 1
    Virgin Islands - Ordinance, No. 12 of 1954: Prison Ordinance, 1954
        Page D 1
        Page D 2
        Page D 3
        Page D 4
        Page D 5
        Page D 6
        Page D 7
        Page D 8
        Page D 9
        Page D 10
    Virgin Islands - Ordinance, No. 13 of 1954: Harbours and Wharves Ordinance, 1954
        Page E 1
        Page E 2
        Page E 3
        Page E 4
        Page E 5
        Page E 6
        Page E 7
        Page E 8
        Page E 9
        Page E 10
        Page E 11
        Page E 12
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    General Government - Statutory Rule and Order, No. 5 of 1955: Passport Visa (Exemption) (Amendment) Order, 1955
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THE LEEWARD ISLAbiDS

GA ZETTE."

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VOL. LXXXIII. THURSDAY, 27TH JANUARY, 1955. No:-

Notices.


Distribution of Roumanian, Bulgarian and Hungarian Assets.

1. Notice is hereby given that Directions have been issued by Her Majesty's Treasury in the United
Kingdom for the distribution of Ronmanian, Bulgarian and Hungarian assets among citizens of the United Kingdom
and Colonies and British Protected Persons who have certain claims against the governments or nationals of these
three territories.
2. For the purpose of distribution, Roumanian, Bulgarian and Hungarian assets held in the United
Kingdom and in Colonial territories will be dealt with as a single fund.
3. Eligible claims will be met from each of the three funds at dividends which will be the same in
Colonial territories as in the United Kingdom, and if claims similar to those which may be accepted under the
United Kingdom Treasury Directions are received by the Custodian of Enemy Property of each Presidency on or
before the dates mentioned in paragraph 7 of this Notice, Directions similar to those issued in the United Kingdom
will be issued by the government of eaoh Presidency for the purpose of dealing with such claims.
4. (1) The type of claims which may be accepted in the United Kingdom and which may be filed with the
Custodian of Enemy Property in each Presidency are as follows:-
(a) contract debts arising-
(i) after 15th February, 1935 due from a Roumanian National resident in Roumania or a country
with which each Presidency has been at war;
(ii) after 15th March, 1935 due from a Bulgarian National resident in Bulgaria or a country with
which each Presidency has been at war;
(iii) after 8th April, 1935 due from a Hungarian National resident in Hungary or a country with
which each Presidency has been at war;
(b) the balance of a Bank account with a Ronmanian, Bulgarian or Hungarian Bank;
(c) a dividend etc. which fell due on or after 15th February, 1935 in respect of Roumania, on or after
15th March, 1935 in respect of Bulgaria, and on or after 8th April, 1935 in respect of Hungary.
(2) The claims thus comprise ordinary trade and contract debts which were unpaid at the time Roumania,
Bulgaria and Hungary became enemy territories to the extent that they are still unpaid, indebtedness due under
bonds, mortgages, loans, etc. at the 15th September, 1947 in respect of the amounts outstanding under the contract,
financial indebtedness similarly due, bank balances and share dividends outstanding at the 15th September, 1947,
payments due from-
(a) Roumanian insurers under direct contracts of insurance (but not re-insurance) where the events
insured against occurred between 15th February, 1935 and 15th February, 1941;
(b) Bulgarian insurers under direct contracts of insurance (but not re-insurance) where the events
insured against occurred between 5th March, 1935 and 5th March, 1941;
(c) Hungarian insurers under direct contracts of insurance (but not re-insurance) where the events
insured against occurred between 8th April, 1935 and 8th April, 1941.
5. In general, claims may be made by persons who are now citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies
and who are resident in the Presidency. A claimant must, however, have been a British Subject at the date when the
sum for which he is claiming fell due and on the 15th September, 1947.
6. Where a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies or a British Protected Person, now residing in the
Presidency, but who was resident in the United Kingdom on 28th July, 1952 holds bonds of the type specified in the
Schedule hereto, he shall, in respect of claims relating to-
(a) the Roumanian bonds specified in Part A of the Sehedule;
(b) the Bulgarian bonds specified in Part B of the Schedule;
(c) the Hungarian bonds specified in Part C of the Schedule,
submit his application direct to the United Kingdom to the Administrator of Roumanian (or Bulgarian or Hungarian
Property, as tecase may be) Branch Y, Lacon House, Theobalds Road, London, W. C. 1, England.



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12 THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE. [27 January, 1955.
7. The closing dates for the acceptance by the United Kingdom Administrator of claims to which
paragraph 6 of of this Notice applies, and by the Custodian of Enemy Property in each Presidency of claims to which
paragraph 4 applies are, in respect of Roumanian assets, 31st January, 1955 and in respect of Bulgarian and Hungarian
assets, 28th February, 1955.

8. Any further particulars may be obtained from the Custodian of Enemy Property of each Presidency at
the Registrar's Office of the Supreme Court in the Presidencies.

SCHEDULE.
PART A.

Description of Obligation Weighting Factor.
Kingdom of Roumania

4j per cent Gold Loan 1913 (London Issue Bonds) .74
4 ,, Consolidated Loan 1922 .45
4 ,, External Loan 1922 1.5
4 ,, Consolidated (Funding) Bonds 1934 1.5
Monopolies Institute 7% Guaranteed Sterling Bonds 1.5
Caisse Commune Obligations
Hungary
4 per cent Gold Rentes 1881, 1888 and 1892 .1
4 ,, Rentes 1913 .11
4 ,, Loan 1914 .1
3 State Gold Loan 1895 (Iron Gates Loan) .07

PART B.
Kingdom of Bulgaria
6 per cent State Mortgage Loan of 1892 1.25
5 ,, Gold Loan (1902) .63
4j ,, Gold Loan of 1907 .55
44 Gold Loaf of 1909 .63
7 Settlement Loan 1926 Sterling Bonds 1.5
74 Stabilization Loan 1928 Sterling Bonds 1.5

PART C.
Hungary
7j per cent (now 44 per cent) Sterling Bonds 1924 1.5
Counties of Hungary 74 per cent 20-year Sterling Bonds 1.25
Counties of Hungary 6 per cent Sterling Bonds (Series B) 1.25
City of Budapest 4 per cent Sterling Loan .38
City of Budapest 41 per cent Loan of 1914 .42
City of Budapest Municipal Savings Bank Co. Ltd. 74 per cent Land
Mortgage Bonds, Series A .65
Hungarian Commercial Bank of Pest, Communal 6j per cent Bonds (Sterling Series A) .6
Hungarian General Savings Bank Ltd. 7j per cent Sterling Mortgage Bonds 1.25
Hungarian Trans-Danubian Electrical Co. Ltd., 6- per cent B Debenture Stock 1.25
Hungarian Land Mortgage Institute, 7 per cent Sterling Land Mortgage Bonds .65
Sam F. Goldberger & Sons Ltd. 74 per cent First Mortgage Sterling Debenture Stock 1.25
4 per cent Rentes 1902
Caisse Commune Obligations
Hungry
4 per cent Gold Rentes 1881, 1888 and 1892 .18
4 ,, Rentes 1913 .06
44 ,, Loan 1914 .08

Dated this 27th day of January, 1955.
O. M. BROWNE,
Custodian of Enemy Property Antigua.

H. S. L. MOSELEY,
Custodian of Enemy Property
Saint Christopher Nevis and Anguilla.

A. F. LOUISY,
Custodian of Enemy Property
Montserrat.

H. O. CREQUE,
Custodian of Enemy Property
Virgin Islands.
Ref. No. 31/00382.









27 Jauiiary, 1955.]


THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


It is hereby notified for general
information that His Excellency the
Governor has issued a Commission to
the Honourable P. D. MACDONALD,
C.M.G., appointing him to be Gover-
nor's Deputy during His Excellency's
forthcoming absence from Antigua
whilst paying a visit to St. Kitts from
the 29th January to the 1st February,
1955.

The Secretariat,
Antigua.
24th January, 1955.
No. 13/00283.


NATURALISATION.
It is notified for general informa-
tion that Mrs. HYND KAWAJA of
Basseterre. St. Kitts, was registered
on the 11th day of January, 1955, as
a citizen of the United Kingdom and
Colioies under the British National-
ity Act, 1948.

The Secretariat,
Antigua.
lIth January, 1955.
Ref. No. 55/00021.

The Governor in Council has, pur-
suant to the powers vested in him
under section 3 of the Agricultural
Small Holdings (Regulation of
Rentals) Ordinance, 1952 (No. 19 of
1952), established an Agricultural
Rent Board for the Presidency and
appointed the Additional Magistrate,
Districts A and B, DONALD M.
SHEPPARD, Esq., and M. S. MICHAEL,
Esq., as members thereof for a period
of two years with effect from the 1st
January, 1955.

The Governor in Council has also
appointed the Additional Magistrate
Districts A and B as Chairman of the
Board.

Administrator's Offie,
Antigua.
25th January, 1955.
Ref. No. A. 47/163.

The Colonial Office has asked that,
in the interest of immigrants from the
Caribbean territories into the United
Kingdom, the following information
should be made public, warning them
of certain difficulties.

2. The Colonial Office, British
Council, West Indian Committee and
other business or voluntary organisa-
tions in the United Kingdom do
not and cannot undertake to find
employment or accommodation for
immigrants arriving in the United
Kingdom. Immigrants who have
not made prior arrangements in this
respect, must, like inhabitants of the
United Kingdom depend on service
of the Labour Exchange of the
Ministry of Labour and National
Service to put them in touch with
employers. They will also have to
make their own arrangements for
accommodation as there are no official


reception centres for workers arriving
from overseas.

3. It is therefore essential that
immigrants should have sufficient
funds in hand to maintain themselves
on arrival and pay for transport and
other exp,.nses until they obtain
work.

4. As accommodation is difficult
to find and expensive, intending
immigrants would be well advised to
correspond with friends in the United
Kingdom and make such prior ar-
rangements as they can.

5. Immigrants claiming to be
skilled craftsmen should bring tools
of their trade and furnish themselves
with (-vidence of Trade Union mem-
bership and references of previous
employment.

6. IParties of immigrants travel-
ling by foreign lines to Italy and
other ContinPental countries are faced
with expenses for food, excess bag-
gage, etc., during their overland
journey to the United Kingdom. It
is essential that they should provide
themselves with sufficient foreign
currency as well as sterling to cover
their expenses abroad. Immigrants
are faced with expenses of buying
warm clothing before they obtain

work. They should equip themselves
with suitable clothing before depar-
ture.

Administrator's Office,
Ant iguU.
12th .January, 1955.
Ref. No. A.C. 45/64.


Industrial Development
Board.
It is notified for general informa-
tion that under the provisions of
section 4 of the Industrial Develop-
ment Ordinance, 1953 (No. 13 of
1953), the Governor in Council has
appointed Hon. B. T. CARROTT as a
member of the Industrial Develop-
ment Board.

Administrator, 's Office,
Antigua.
Ref. No. A. 42/37.


No. 9.
CONFIRMATION OF ORDINANCES.
''he Secretary of State for the
Colonies has informed the Governor
that the power of disallowance will
not be exercised in respect of the un-
dermentioned Ordinances:-

Montserrat.

No. 9 of 1954, "The Montserrat
Constitution and Elections Ordinance,
1954."
Virgin Islands.
No. 6 of 1954, "The Interpretation
of Laws (Amendment) Ordinance,
1954."


No. 10.

The following Acts and Ordinances
and Statutory Rule and Order are
circulated with this Gazette and form
part thereof;-

ACTS.

Leeward Islands.

No. I of 1955, "-The Stamp
(Amendment) Act, 1955."
1 pp. Price 3 cents.
No. 2 of 1955, "The Summary
Jurisdiction (Amendment) Act,
1955." 1 pp. Price 3 cents.

No. 3 of 1955, "The Workmen's
Compensation (Repeal) Act, 1955."
1 pp. Price 3 cents.

ORDINANCES.

Virgin Islands.
No. 12 of 1954, "The Prison
Ordinance, 1954."
10 pp. Price 12 cents.

No. 13 of 1954, "The Harbours
and Wharves Ordinance, 1954."
14 pp. Price 16 cents.
STATUTORY RULE & ORDER.

No. 5 of 1955, The Passport Visa
(Exemption) (Amendment) Order,
1955." 1 pp. Price 3 cents.

No. 11.

The Governor has been pleased this
day to assent to the undermentioned
Acts:-

Leeward Islands.

No. 1 of 1955, "The Stamp
(Amendment) Act, 1955."
Jan. 19

No. 2 of 1955, "The Summary
Jurisdiction (Amendment) Act,
1955." Jan. 19

No. 3 of 1955, "The Workmen's
Compensation (Repeal) Act, 1955."
Jan. 19


TRAFFIC NOTICE.


The Vehicles and Road Traffic
Ordinance, 1946.
By virtue of the powers conferred
on me in section 2 of the Vehicles
and Road Traffic Ordinance, 1946
(No. 5 of 1946), I hereby fix the
period hereunder for the lighting of
vehicles.

Until further notice, the lighting
of vehicles shall be from 6 p.m. to
6 a.m.

Dated this 12th day of January,
1955.
E. M. V. JAMES, Lt.-Col.,
Traffic Commissioner.
Ref. No. 36/00004.









THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


[27 January, 1955.


Statement of Currency Notes
Circulation in the British
Caribbean Territories (East-
ern Group) on 1st January,
1955.
Average Circulation during Novem-
ber:-
$
Br. Caribbean Cur-
rency Notes 49,887,214.00
Gov't Currency Notes 1,931,712.00


51,818,926.00

Br. Caribbean Currency Notes:-


Trinidad & Tobago
(including
Mon tserrat) ...
Barbados ...
Britishl Guiana ...
Grenada ...
St. Vincent ...
St. Lucia ...
Dominica ...
Antigua ...
St. Kitts ...

Total Br. Caribbean
Currency Notes ...

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

Br. Guiana Government
Note circulation ...

Total Government
Note circulation ...


Total circulation
1st January


n oni


29,719,513.00
5,477,145.00
14,742,326.50
1,939,100.00
526,400.00
-897,000.00
1,091,400.00
1,423,300.00
1,519,500.00


1


1


TRAFFIC NOTICE.
On Thursday, 3rd February, 1955 a
Rehearsal of the Evening Entertain-
ment to be held at Government House
during the visit of Her Royal High-
ness Princess MARGARET will be
carried out. It is, therefore, neces-
sary to make the following Orders:-
No vehicular traffic of any descrip-
tion will be allowed to travel or park
on any of the roads around Govern-
ment House, viz.
East Street, between Long Street
and the Parham Road,
Bishopgate Street, between Cross
Street anti the Coronation Road,
Cross Street, between St. John's
Street and Long Street,
Church Street, between Cross Street
and East Street between the hours of
8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Persons attending this function in
cars are requested to park them on
the A.C.C. Grounds.
E. M. V. JAMES, Lt. Col.,
Traffic Commissioner.
24th January, 1955.
Ref. No. 36/00004.


REGISTRAR'S OFFICE,
,335,684.50 ST. KITTS,
6TH JANUARY, 1955.
In accordance with section 22 of
the Unrepresented Estates Act (Fed.
,282,489.00 Acts of the Leeward Islands, Cap. 23)
I will sell by public auction at the
144,506.00 Registrar's Office at 2 o'clock in the
afternoon on Thursday the 10th
February, 1955 sundry articles of
468,412.50 household goods and shoemakers tools
being the personal property belong-
,89 5407 in to the estate of GEOR;GE HAMIL-
,895,7.50 TON WEEKES, deceased, late of
Basseterre.


59,231,092.00
W. V. BROWN,


Acting LExecutive Commtssioner,
British Caribbean
Currency Board.
British Caribbean Currency Board,
Treasury Chambers,
Port of Spain,
Trinidad, B. W.I.
Ref. No. 24/00027- II.
TRAFFIC NOTICE.
On Wednesday, 2nd February, 1955
a R1llearsal of the arrangements of
the first da 's visit of Her Royal
Highness Princess MARGARET will
be carried out. It is, therefore,
necessary to make the following
Orders:-
WEDNESDAY 2nd FEBRUARY, 1955.
No vtiiculatr traffic of any descrip-
tion will be allowed to travel or park
on High Street between the hours of
10.30 a.in. and until His Excellency
the Govrnnor has travelled from the
Pier to Government, House.
East Street, and all other streets
around Government House, will be
closed to all vehicular traffic between
the hours of 10.30 a.m. and 12 noon.
Persons attending this function in
cars are requested to park them on
the A. C. C. Grounds.
E. M. V. JAMES, Lt. Col.
Traffic Commissioner.
24th January, 1955.
Ref. No. 36/00001.


H. S. L. MOSELEY,
SAdministrator of Estatecs.
Ref. No. 36/00004.

(Regulation 12 (1)
Town and Country Ordinance,
1948.

VILLA AREA (TOWN EXTEN-
SION) SCHEME.
Notice is hereby given that on the
21st day of December, 1954, approval
was given to the above-named scheme
by the Governor in-Council.
A certified copy of the Scheme as
approved and of the map therein
referred to has been deposited at
the office of the Central Housing and
Planning Authority, High Street, St.
John's, Antigua and will be open for
inspection without payment of fee
between the hours of 10 a.m. and
? p.m. daily (except on Saturdays
when the hours will be 10 a.m. to
11.30 a.m.
Dated the 6th day of January, 1955.
P. R. A. PIPER,
Secretary & Evecutive Officer
Central Authority.
Ref. No. A. 65/7.

RAINFALL FIGURES.
Central Experiment Station,
1 ntiguTa.
1951. 1952. 1953. 1954, 1955.
Jan. 22 2.65 1.16 1.55 2.87 2.01


Vacancy for Assistant Attorney
General, British Honduras.
Applications are invited for the
post of Assistant Attorney General,
British Honduras, which will fall
vacant about the middle of 1955.
2. The duties of this post are:-
(1) To prosecute for t he
Crown in the Courts of the
Colony and to appear for the
Government in civil proceedings;
(2) To act as legal adviser to
Government, as directed by the
Attorney General;
(3) To draft or assist in draft-
ing the ]iws of the Colony;
(4) To perform any other duty
and render any further assistance
to the Attorney General as may
be directed.
3. The qualifications required are
those of a Barrihter-at-Law with at
least four years' practical experience.

4. The post is on the permanent
and pensionable establishment and
carries a salary in the scale of
$3,120 -120 3.00 150- 3.900 E.B.
$4,050-150-4,200. ($4 B.H.-Y Ster-
ling). The point of entry to the
scale will depend on the qualifications
and experience of the successful
candidate.

5. Except in the case of officers
confirmed in their appointments with
other Givernmnents, the appointment
will be on probation for two years in
the first instance. The successful
candidate will be required to produce
a medical certificate of fitness, and
will be subject to Colonial Regulations
and to local General Orders.

6. Free passages will le provided
on first appointment and on leave
for the officer and his family,
not exceeding four persons in all.
Leave with full salary is at the rate of
five days for aich complete d niointh
of resident service, with a maximum
of 180 days. The length of a tour is
2 to 3 years. Free passages on leave
are provided for the officer and his
wife, subject to the provision of funds
annually by the Legislative Assembly.
When travelling on duty a subsistence
allowance of $2.50 a (lay for the first
six days. $2.00 a day after the first six
days, and $1.75 a day after the first
thirty days, is paid.

7. Free quarters are not provided.
B1t, if Government quarters are
allocated to the officer, rental is pay-
able at the rate of 7,% of salary and
the b:isic heavy furniture is provided
at an annual rental of 6% of its total
value.

8. Income Tax is payable in
accordance with local legislation.

9. Applications, containing full
particulars, should be addressed to the
Colonial Secretary, Belize, British
Honduras, to reach him as soon as
possible and in any event not later
than the 28th February, 1955.
Ref. No. 13/00004-II.


57







THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


IN THE COURT OF sUMMARY JiJKISDICiiOu O1" TiHE LEEWARD ISLANDS.
ANTIGUA CIRCUIT A.D. 1955.
Notice is hereby given that the Court of Summary Jurisdiction of the Leeward Islands will
sit at the Court House in the City of Saint John in the Island of Antigua at 9.30 o'clock in the
forenoon of the undermentioned days for the purpose of hearing the undermentioned causes or matters.


No.

51/1954
41/1954
14/1954
17/1954


Plaintiff

George W. Bennett
Walter Lewis
Aubrey Challenger
Arnold Jarvis


23/1954 George Francis
16/1954 Samuel Philp


28/1954
33/1954

24/1954
43/1954

30/1954
15/19,54
47/1954

31/1954
44/1954

38/1954
42/1954

40/1954
50/19.54

53/1954
48/1954

34/1951


Hezekiah Charles
Manassah Josiah

Ruby Versailles
Ruby Versailles


Defendant.


Monday 24th January, 1955
Bryson & Co. Laurel Meade
Hubert Philip
John Vieira
Naomi Henry & Enoch Pelle
Tuesday 25th January, 1955
George Gordon
Lucy Williams
Wednesday 26th January, 1955
Christopher Roberts
John Henry
Thursday 27th January, 1955
Kitchener Dowe
Kitchener Dowe


Monday
George W. Bennett Bryson & Co.
Albert Quelch and Edith Quelch
Emelia Black


Samuel Joseph
Eunice Ladoo

Theresa Frederick
Oscar Hunte

Almeda Roberts
C.i ii Burton

Elfreda Peters
Margaret Thomas

Cassandra Turner


62/1954 Joseph Frederick

65/1954 Mary Lambert
59/1954 Clyde Francis

66/1954 Charles Williamrn
68/1954 Dennis Edwards


69/1954 Joseph Benjamin
67/1954 Charles Edwards

73/1954 Viola Josiina

71/1954 Christiana Joseph

74/1954 Walter Jarvis


31st January, 1955
Herman Lewis
Dorothy Agatha Joseph and Naomi Joseph
Warneford Emanuel and Virginia Emanuel


Tuesday 1st February, 1955
Robert Bascus
Kitchener Dowe
Wednesday 2nd February, 1955
William Matthew
John Henry and Solomon Henry and Mary Henry
Thursday 3rd February, 1955
Paul Robinson
Frances Greene & Steven Greene & Audry Greene
Monday 7th February, 1955
Raymond Stevens
Velma Morrissey and Hubert Kirby
Tuesday 8th February, 1955
John Turner
Wednesday 9th February, 1955
George Ed wards
Thursday 10th February, 1955
Enoch Elvin
Edith Ambrose
Thursday 17th February, 1955
Robert McDonald
Margaret Tuitt & Maurice Edwards,
Oscar Lewis & Thomas Weekes
Friday 18th February, 1955
J :mnes Samuel
Joseph A. Davis and Leonard Davis
Monday 21st February, 1955
Olive Jacobs & Irene Jacobs,
Cyril Jacobs & Christophine Benjamin
Winston Joseph and Maurice Joseph
Tuesday 22nd February, 1955
Kitchener Dowe
O. M. BROWNE,
Registrar.


27 January, 1955.]


f.







THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


Revised list of persons registered under the Midwives Ordinance No. 7 of 1951, for the
Presidency of Montserrat, as at 15th January, 1955.


SERIAL NUMBER.


1. (3)
2. (9)
3. (16)
4. (24)
5. (29)
6. (4)
7. (5)
8. (13)
9. (23)
10. (1)
11. (11)
12. (7)
13. (25)
14. (28)
15. (22)
16. (10)
17. (20)
18. (27)
19. (18)
20. (19)
21. (17)
22. (31)
23. (11)
24. (14)
25. (15)
26. (21)
27. (12)
28. (8)
29. (2)
30. (30)


NAME.


Allen, Clemence Mary Elizabeth
Barzey, Catherine (Mrs) (nee Ryan)
Bramble, Elizabeth
Buffong, Catherine
Browne, Diana
Cadogan, Lilian (Mrs)
Clarke, Kathleen (Left Island)
Clarke, Catherine
Cooper, Mary (Mrs) (nee Osborne)
Edwards, Winifred
Fenton Charlottee
Frewin, Beryl Geraldine (nee Shoy) (Left Island)
Greenaway, Leonora Adina (Mrs)
Greenawa3, Mary (Mrs)
Frith, Catherine (Mrs) (nee Buffong)
Griffith, Doris (Mrs) (nee Williams)
Griffith, Edith (Mrs)
Isles, Elleanor Teresa (Left Island)
Lee, Mary Susannah Gordon
Phillip, Vera Nelitha
Piper, Verna (Mrs) (nee Gooding) (Left Island)
Ponde, Rosie
Richardson, Ina (Left Island)
Roache, Katherine
Straker. Catherine
Tuitt, Rosanna
Wade, Catherine
Warner, Susan (Mrs) (nee Allen)
White, Sarah (Mrs)
Wyke, Elizabeth (Mrs) (nee Allen)


ADDRESS.


Glendon Hospital
Cork Hill
Glendon Hospital
St. George's Hill
Baker Hill
Plymouth
Harris
Glendon Hospital
St. Patricks
St. Johns
Kinsale
Plymouth
Infirmar)
St. Johns
salem
Plymouth
Plymouth
Plymouth
Harris
Harris
Bethel
Bethel
Glendon Hospital
Glendon Hospital
Glendon Hospital
Bethel
Glendon Hospital
Glendon Hospital
St. Peters
Cork Hill


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


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No. 1 of 1955. 'Stamp (Amendment) LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
[L.S.]
I ASSNT,
K. \V. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
19th January, 1955.


LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. I of 1955.

An Act to amend further the Stamp Act.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Leeward
Islands.
i. This Act may be cited as the Stamp
(Amendment) Act, 1955, and shall be read as one
with the Stamp Act, us amended, hereinafter called Cap. 13,.
the Principal Act.
2. Section 2 of the Principal Act shall have AmioiilcuInt
effect and shall be deemed always to have had etio',,f1
effect as if- Act.

(a) the words Provisions of Act with
certain exceptions were substituted for the
word Act" appearing at the beginning of
the marginal note to the said section; and
(b). the words and figures Subsection
(1) of section 9 and section 10 of Part I, and
Parts 11 and II, of this Act," were substituted
for the words This Act appearing at the
beginning of the first line of the said section.

MAURICE H. DAVIS,
Deputy President.

Passed the General Legislative Council this
6th day of January, 1955.
A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.
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No. 2 of 1955. Summary Jurisdiction LEEWARD
(Amendment). ISLANDS.

[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
19th January, 1955.

LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. 2 of 195A.

An Act to amend further the Summary Jurisdic-
tion Act.

ENACTED hy the Legislature of the
Leeward Islands.
1. This Act may be cited as the Summary cap. :21
4-11930
J urisdiction (Amenment) Act, 1955, and shall be 25/1932.
read as one with the Summary Jurisdiction Act, as 511933.
14/1933.
amended, hereinafter called the Principal Act. 19/1939.
5/1943.
3/1948

2. Section 8 of the Principal Act is hereby Amneulhent
amended by the deletion of paragraph "(a)" thereof or s.i,
and by re-lettering paragraphs (b) and (c) Act.
as paragrl.aphs (r) and (b) respectively.
3. This Act shall come into operation on commllon,,e-
a day to be appointed by the Governor by Procla- meant.
nation published in the Gazette.

MAURICE H. DAVIS,
Deputy President.

Passed the General Legislative Council this
6th day of January, 1955.
A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.


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IVorlmene's (',Cmpelsatiol
(Repeal)


[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Gover nor.
19th January, 1955.


LEEWARD


ISLANDS.


No. 3 of 1955.


An Act to repeal
Act, 1937.

ENACTED
Leeward Islands.


the Workmen's Compenation


by the Legislature of the


1. This Act may be cited as the Workmen's
Compensation (Repeal) Act, 1955.


2. The Workmen's Compensation
1937, as amended, is hereby repealed.


Short title .


Act, RLt1,li.
11/1937.
S/1!)39.
1i/i194 1.


3. This Act shall come into operation on Commeince-
a date to be appointed by the Governor by Procla- ,llfut.
nation published in the Gazette.

MAURICE H. DAVIS,
Deputy President.
Passed the General Legislative Council this
6th day of January, 1955.

A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.








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No. 12 of 1954. Prison. VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.

30th December, 1954





VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 12 of 1954.

An Ordinance to provide for the establishment,
management, supervision and control of
Prisons in the Presidency.

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

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title
Prison Ordinance, 1951, and shall come into nicent.
operation on a date to be fixed by the Governor
by Proclamation published in the Gazette.
2. In this Ordinance unless the context Interpretation.
otherwise requires-
prisoner means any person lawfully sen-
tenced or ordered to be imprisoned or
detained in prison;
prison" means gaol, and includes the airing
ground or other ground or buildings
occupied by prison officers and contiguous
thereto and any other place which the
Governor shall by proclamation published
in the Gazette declare to be a prison.
PRovISION, MAINTENANCE AND CLOSING
OF PRISONS.
3. There shall be provided and maintained Presidency to
at the expense of the Presidency, adequate Prointnd
accommodation for its prisoners in a prison: prison.








VIRGIN J'i2son. LNO. 12 Of .19o-E.
ISLANDS.
Provided however that the buildings and
premises in the Presidency now used as a prison
shall continue to be used as the prison for the
Presidency.

Power to alter 4. The Governor may with the approval
uil one a of the Legislative Council alter, enlarge or rebuild
ones. any prison in the Presidency or may, if necessary,
build new prisons in lien or in addition to any
existing prisons.

closing of 5. (1) The Governor may at any time by
prisons, proclamation declare any prison in the Presidency
to be closed; and every prison which the Governor
shall so declare to be closed shall, as from the
date of the proclamation, cease to be used as
a prison accordingly.

(2) Persons committed to any prison closed
under this section shall, upon the closing of such
prison, be deemed to be committed to the prison
nearest thereto, or to such other prison as the
Governor may appoint or determine.

VISITING COMMITTEE.
Visiting Corn- 6. (1) Rules made under section 28 of
mittee. this Ordinance shall provide for the constitution
by the Governor of a visiting committee of
a prison consisting of Justices of the Peace of the
Presidency appointed at such times, in such manner
and for such periods as may be prescribed by
the Rules.

(2) Rules made as aforesaid shall prescribe
the functions of the visiting committee and shall
among other things require members to pay
frequent visits to a prison and hear any complaints
which may be made by the prisoners, to consider
periodically the character, conduct and prospects
of each prisoner and report to the Governor any
matter which they consider it expedient to report;
and any member of the visiting committee may :it
any time enter the prison and shall have free
access to every part of it and to every prisoner.


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No. 12 of 1954. Prison. 3 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
PRISON OFFICERS.

7. (1) The Governor shall appoint an Prison officers.
officer with such title as he may approve who
-hall be in charge of the prison in the Presidency
and shall superintend and manage the same.

(2) In addition to the officer appointed under
subsection (1) of this section the Governor shall
appoint such other officers including an honorary
chaplain, as may be necessary, for the efficient
management of the prison.

(3) The duties of the officers appointed by
virtue of subsections (1) and (2) of this section
hall be such as may be prescribed by Rules made
under section 28 of this Ordinance.

8. Every male prison officer while acting Powers of
as such shall have all the powers, authority, prison officer
protection and privileges of a constable.

CONFINEMENT AND TREATMENT OF PRISONERS.
9. (1) A prisoner, whether sentenced to Place of
imprisonment or committed to prison on remand "co fineen
or pending trial or otherwise, nay be lawfulvl
confined in any prison.

(2) Prisoners shall be committed to such
prisons as the Governor may from time to time
direct: and may Iv direction if the (iov\ernor be
removed during the term of their imprisonment
from the prison in which they are confined t. any
other pris(,n in the Presidency.

(3) A writ, warrant or other legal instrument
addressed to the officer in charge of a prison and
identifying that prison by its -ituation or by any
other sufficient description shall not be invalidated
by reason only that the prison is usually known
by a different description.

10. (1) Every prisoner shall be deemed to Legrl custody
oe in the legal custody of the officer in charge of of prisoner.
the prison.







VIRlN 4 Prison. No. 12 of 1954.
ISLANDS.
(2) A prisoner shall be deemed to he
in legal custody while he is confined in, or is
being taken to or from, any prison and while lie
is working, or is for any other reason, outside the
prison in the custody or under the control of an
officer of the prison.

Corporal 11. (1) Except as provided by this section,
" 2in prons corporal punishment shall not be inflicted in any
prison.

(2) Rules made under section 28 of this
Ordinance may authorise the infliction of corporal
punishment for mutiny, incitement to mutiny,
or gro-s personal violence to an officer of a prison
when committed by a male prisoner.

(3) The rules shall not authorise the inflic-
tion of corporal punishment except by order of
the visiting committee made at a meeting at which
not less than three members are present; and no
such order shall be made except afterr an inquiry
in which the evidence is given on oath:

Provided that the Governor may, if he thinks
fit in any particular case, direct that the functions
exercisable as aforesaid by the visiting committee
shall be exercised by a magistrate appointed by
him in that behalf.

(4) The punishment which may be inflicted
under such an order as aforesaid shall not exceed-

(a) in the case of a person apllearing to
the visiting committee or magistrate to be
n t less than twenty-one years of age,
eighteen strokes of a cat-o'-nine-tails or
tamarind rod; or
(6) in the case of a person appearing to
them or him to be under that age, twelve
strokes of a tamarind rod,
and if corporal punishment is inflicted( further
punishment by way of confinement ., cells or
restricted diet shall be imposed.


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No. 12 of 1954.


(5) When an order for the infliction of
corporal punishment has been made under this
section, a copy of the nores of the evidence given
at the inquiry, a copy of the order aid i statement
of the grounds on which it was made shall forth-
with be given to the Governor; atid the order
shall be carried into effect only after confirmation
by the Governor and, if the Governor confirms
the order with modifications, in accordance with
the modifications.

(6) A refusal by the Governor to confirm
such an orders aforesaid shall not prejudice any
power to impose another punishment for the
offence for which the order was made.

12. The officer in charge of every prison
in which persons committed for trial before
a Circuit Court are confined shall deliver to that
Court a calendar of those persons.

13. (1) Lules made under section 28 of
this Ordinance may provide in what manner an
appellant within the meaning of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands Court of Appeal
Rules, 1940, when in custody, is to be taken to,
kept in custody at, and brought back from, any
place at which ie is entitled to be present for the
purposes of those rules, or any place to which the
Court of Appeal for the Windward Islands and
Leewaid Islands or any judge thereof may order
him to be taken for the purpose of any proceedings
of that Court.

(2) The Governor may-

(a) if he is satisfied that the attendance
at any place in the Presidency of a person
detained in a prison in the Presidency is
desirable in the interests of justice or for the
purposes of any public inquiry, direct him to
be taken to that place;

(b) if lie is satisfied that a person so
detained requires medical or surgical treatment
of any description, direct him to be taken to
a hospital or other suitable place for the
purpose of the treatment;


5 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.


Duty of
officer in
charge- to
deliver
calendar of
prisoners.
Removal of
prisoners for
judicial
and other
purposes.
S.R. & 0. 1940
No. 22 (Gene.
ril Goveri-
ment).


Prison.








VIRGI 6 Prison. No. 12 of 1954.
ISLANDS.
and where any person is directed under this
subsection to be taken to any place he shall, unless
the Governor otherwise directs, be kept in custody
while being g so taken, while at that place, and
while being taken back to the prison in wa'ich
he is required in accordance with law to be
detained.

(3) It -hall be lawful for any magistrate, in
any case where he may see fit to do so, upon
application to issue a warrant or order under his
hand for any prisoner to be taken from the prison
to his Court for the purpose of answering any
charge that may be preferred against him.

Removal of 14. The Governor may by writing under
prisoners ,
from prison his hand order any prisoner in the Presidency
in one Presi to be removed to a prison in another Presidency
dency to
prion in there to undergo the period of his imprisonment
another or detention:
Presidency.

Provided however that no order shall be
made under this section unless the consent of the
Go\vernmenit of the I'residency to which the
pris ner is to be removed has been first obtained.

Power of 15. For the purpose of .:kinti a person to
coiistable n
etc. to act or from any prison under the order of any authority
outside his competent to give the order a constable or other
jurisdiction. officer may act outside the area of his jurisdiction
and shall notwithstanding that he is so acting
have all tiie powers, authority, protection and
privileges of his office.

Calculation 16. (1) n any seiiteiice of imprisonment
of term of
sentence. the word iionth" shIll. iiless the contrary is
expressed, be construe,1 ;is meaning calendar
monrh.

(2) A prisoner who but for this siiusection
would be discharged on a Sunday, Christmas Day
or Good Friday, shall be discharged on the day
next preceding.
Remission for 17. (1) Rldes made under section 28 of
good conluct
and awatl f 'tis Ordtinance my make provision whereby, in
nrratuitias. ssuh cir'cul stances as may be prescribed by the








No. 12 of 1954. Prisi. 7 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
rules, a person serving a sentence of imprisloiinent
for such a term as may be so prescribed may be
granted remission of such part of that sentence as
may be so prescribed on the ground of his industry
and good conduct, and on the discharge of a person
from prison in pursuance of any such remission as
aforesaid his sentence shall expire.
(2) lRules made as aforesaid may also provide
for the award of gratuities on their discharge to
prisoners who have been sentenced to imprison-
ment with hard labour for a term of or exceeding
six months.
18. (1) If the Governor is satisfied that Power of
by reason of the condition of a prisoner's health it Governor
to discharge
is undesirable to detain him in prison, but that, prisoners
such condition of health being due in whole or in temporarily
on account of
part to the prisoner's own conduct in prison, it is ill health.
desirable that his release should be temporary and
conditional only, the Governor may, if lie thinks
fit, having regard to all the circumstances of the
case, by order authorise the temporary discharge
of the prisoner for such period and subject to such
conditions as may be stated in the order.
(2) Where an order of temporary discharge
is made in the case of a prisoner not under
sentence, the order shall contain conditions
requiring the attendance of the prisoner at any
further proceedings on his case at which his
presence may he required.
(3) Any prisoner discharged under this
section shall comply with any conditions stated
in the order of temporary discharge, and shall
return to prison at the expiration of the period
stated in the order, or of such extended period
as may be fixed by any subsequent order of the
Governor, and if the prisoner fails so to
comply or return, he may be arrested without
warrant and taken back to prison.
(4) Where a prisoner under sentence is
discharged in pursuance of an order of temporary
discharge, the currency of the sentence shall be
suspended from the day on which he is dis-
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VIRGIN 8 ri n No. 1 ot 1i)5 l.
ISLANDS.
on which he is received hack into prison, so that
the former day shall he reckoned and the latter
shall not be reckoned as part of the sentence.
(5) Nothing in this section shall affect the
duties of the medical officer of a prison in
respect of a prisoner whom the Governor does
not think fit to discharge under this section.

OFFENCES.
Escapo, 19. Every prisoner who-
attempt to
riea, bah. (a) escapes or attempts to escape from
any prison wherein he is lawhilly confined:
or
(b) escapes or attempts to escape
during the time of his conveyance to or
from a prison, or whilst on his way to or
from any road or public work, or during
the time of his employment therein; or
(c) forcibly breaks out of any cell
or other place in which lie is lawfully
confined or makes any breach therein with
intent to escape,
shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordi-
nance and on conviction thereof on indictment
lIe liable to imprisonment for a period not
exceeding two years.
p"eetin orf 20. Everv person who rescues, or
promotion of
rescue, of attempts to rescue any person who has been
prisoners. convicted, or who is in custody, on a charge of
felony, shall be guilty of felony and shall be
liable to be imprisoned, with or without hard
labour, for any term not exceeding three years;
and every person who rescues, or attempts to
rescue, any person who has been convicted, or
who is in custody, on a criminal charge other
than felony, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor,
and shall be liable to be imprisoned, with or
without hard labour, for any term not exceeding
eighteen months: and all persons aiding, assist-
inl or abetting the commission of any such
offence as aforesaid shall be liable to be pros-
ecuted and punished in the same manner as
principals.


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t. 2 of 19.1. .


21. Every person having the custody of
a prisoner, who shall knowingly and wilfully
allow him to escape, shall be liable to be
imprisoned, with or without hard labour, for
any term not exceeding two years.
22. Every person having the custody of
a prisoner, who, through negligence or careless-
ness, allows any such prisoner to escape, shall
he liable to a fine or imprisonment, or both, at
the discretion of the Court.
23. Any person who assaults or resists
any prison officer in the execution of his duty,
or aids or excites any person so to assault or
resist any such officer shall le liable on summary
conviction to a penalty noc exceeding one
hundred dollars, or to imprisonment, with or
without hard labour, for any term not exceeding
two months: or, if the offender be a prisoner,
he shall be liable, on conviction on indictment,
to be imprisoned, with or without hard labour,
for any term not exceeding one year:

Provided however that no prisoner shall be
liable both to punishment under this section and
section 11 of this Ordinance for an assault
against a prison officer.

24. Any person who aids any prisoner in
escaping or attempting to escape from a prison
or who, with intent to facilitate the escape of
any prisoner, conveys anything into a prison or
to a prisoner or places anything anywhere out-
side a prison with a view to its coming into the
possession of a prisoner, shall be guilty of felony
and liable to imprisonment for a term not
exceeding two years.

25. Any person who contrary to the rules
of a prison brings or attempts to bring into the
prison or to a prisoner any spirituous or
fermented liquor or tobacco, or places any such
liquor or any tobacco anywhere outside the
prison with intent that it shall come into the
possession of a prisoner, and any officer who
contrary to those rules allows any such liquor
or any tobacco to be sold or used in the prison,


9


Assisting
prisoner to
escape.








Unlawful
convoyaln'e
of spirits o0'
tobacco into
prison etc.


VIR(;IN
ISLANDS.
Wiifnlli
perinitting
prisoner to
escape.



NegliXontly
plierili tin g
1)ris, ner to
escape,



Assaulting
or resisting"
prison officers.







'IRnIN 10 'ri.,,. No. 12 of 1954.
ISLANDS.
shall be liable on summary conviction to
imprisonment for a term not exceeding six
months or a fine not exceeding one hundred
dollars.
Unlawful 26. Any person who contrary to the rules
tof odtheri of a prison conveys or attempts to convey any
articles. letter or any other thing into or out of the
prison or to a prisoner or pllacs it anywhere
outside tlhe prison \with intent that it shall come
into the possession of a prisoner shall, where lie
is not thereby guilty of an offence under either
section 21, or section 25 of this Ordinance he
liable on summary conviction to a fine not
exceeding lifty dollars.
Display of 27. The officer in charge of every prison
notice of .
penalties, shall cause to I)e atfixed in a conspicuous place
outside swu-h prison a notice of the penalties to
which persons coimmittiing offences under sec-
tions 21,, 7. 5and 2( of this Ordinance are liable.

Ru LES.
kPwer to (1) ul)hjctc to the provisions of the
S& 2 viet. c.o;7 West, Indial Prisons \Act, '|3S, lihe (iver.or in
(lmnperial). Council ma\ nake irles for the reluIlatiom and
mana'eneniet of prisons, the conduct. discipline
and duties of the officers employed therein,
and the classification, treatment, employment,
discipline and control of prisoners.

(2) i les made under this section shall
make provision for ensurinn,- that a person who
is elmlged with any offenee under t1le rules shall
be given a proper opportunity\ of presenting his
case.
H. A. (' FOWAiI,.


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N. 13 of 1954. Harbour.;s and Whtl arrce,. \
IL LAND,.

[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K.W.\. BLACKBURNE,

i;th )ccember, 1951.

VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 1 3 of 19 4.

An Ordinlance to regiulate hlirhours and wharves
in the 1Preitiency.
ENACTED by tile Legislature of the Virgin
Islands as follows:-

1. This Ordinance Ina be cited as tlie short title.
Hiarlbours and Wharves (Ordinance, 1954.

2. In this ()rdi tinci unless the context Intripreta-
otherwise requires- tHin.
"harbour means a harbour named in or
appointed under section 3 and includes
the approaches and: channels of ingress
and egress and the foreshore thereof;
harbour master" means a harbour master
appointed under section 4 and includes
:an person authdrised in writing by the
Trea:surlr to perform the duties of
harbur allster;
mastere" includes every person having or
taking charge or command of mny vessel;

"owner" inl relation to a vessel i includes the
agent of the owner and the master;

pleasure yacht includes any ship, launch,
house l ot, 1oat, randmn, wherry, skiff,
dingy, shallop, punt or catnoe however
navi gated not ieing used for the carriage
of passengers or 'oods for hire or
reward:
"tons'" means tile gross tonnage shewn. on
the v-ssel's register or, in the case of
vessels not registered, the tonnage as


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ISLANDS.
shewn on the vessel's licence or on her
clearance from the last port of call;
"section" means section to this Ordinance;
"ship" includes every description of vessel
used in navigation not exclusively pro-
pelled by oars and seaplanes and similar
craft;
Treasurer includes the Assistant Treasurer:
vessel"' includes any ship or boat or any
other description of vessel used in
navigation;
wharf" means any jetty, quay, pier, stairs,
stage, landing or shipping place.

Appointment 8. (1) The Governor in Council may from
of harbours. time to time tby order appoint li irbours f'r the
purposes of this Ordinance and declare the extent
and boundaries thereof.
(2) Until otherwise ordered under this sec-
tion, the present harbours of Road Harbour and
West End shall continue to be hiarbours for the
purposes of this Ordinance.
Appointment 4. (1) The Commis~sioner may frotl time
of harbour to time appoint a harbour master for any harbour
in the Presidency.
(2) Every harbour master shall' perform his
duties under the direction of the Treasurer and
in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance
and any Regulations made thereunder.
Hbor arbour arbour dues shall be payable in
dues. respect of the vessels mentioned in the First
Schedule to this Ordinance entering inwards into
any harbour at the rates specified in stuch Schedule:
Provided that this subsection shall not apply
to-
(a) Her Majesty's ships of war;
(b) vessels belonging to a foreign
government;
(c) pleasure yachts;






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No. 13 of 1954. Harbours and Wharves. 3 VIRO(I
ISLANDS.
(d) any vessel certified by the Post-
master to be engaged in the conveyance of
mails;
(e) vessels entering the Presidency solely
fir the purpose of bringing in any sick person
for medical attendance.
(2) The Governor in Council may by order
add to, increase, reduce, abolish or otherwise alter
any or all of the various dues set out in the First
Schedule:
I'rovided that no such order shall have effect
unless and( until it has been approved by a resolu-
tion of the Legis.lative Council.
(3) All harbour dues payable ander the
provisions of this section shall lie paid to the
Treiasur r bv the master of ever ves-el enteri n,
inwards into the Presidency immediately upon
coming to such entry, and shall form part of the
general revenue of the Presidency,
(-) The Treasurer shall have a lien, which he
may enforce by seizure and sale, upon every such
vessel for the payment of all harbour dues payable
in respect thereof, and upon the proceeds of the
sale o; any such vessel for payment of the expenses
of and incidental to the seizure and sale thereof.

6. (1) The master of any vessel coming Hoarding of
into any harbour shall, when hailed by the harbour vv_ ,""
muster and rei, lired s to (do, lie bound to have to
so as to enablhl e ie harbour master to come on
board, under a penilt y in ca;se of neglect or refusal
of one hundred and seventy dollars.
(2) 'Th harbour master nray order the master
of any. vessel coming into any harbour to give him
such iiforni;i'ion as lie requires, and to answer siucl
questions as he may put, relating to the country,
description, maie and tonnage of the vessel, the
name and descriprtion of the mister and crew, tlie
numnlr. ,description and narme- of thle passengers
anid tie description of the carl'.;o in lleneral terms,
and lie lmav require the master to sign his i ame to
a written -numinary of the information s given;
and, if siich master refuses or without v,.isonable








I 1arl ws and lJirres.


No. 13 of 1954.


Restriction on
(i'onuni.'i-
tions \itl
7/1! .5.
2./19M.


VIR( tN
ISLANDS.


cause omits to comply with ani such order or
requirement or livess any false information or
answers untruly any question so put to hihn, he
shall be lialle to a penalty of three hundred and
fifty dollar:.

7. (1) No person, oLher than (Customs
Officers or Immigration officerss acting under the
immi,'fratiion and Passport Aet. 1915, or Health.
a1Il Vl isitilng (O ilcers it' lig (lller' the ( )iinitr lltine
Act, 194-1, shall go on bioardP or lve aLny vessel
arriving in the Presidency, or in aniy way cominu-
niicate with, or receive any letters, papers or
packages from such vessel, until such vessel ha;s
been boarded by the iatirbour master and leave to
communicate with her has been granted by him.

(2) No boat or other craft shall approach
within twenty-tive yards of anv vessel arriving in
ainy harbour until sucli leave has been granted bv
the harbour mma1ster and every such boat or craft
shall give way to the harbour master's boat when
the same is employed on duty.

(3) Any person contravening' any provision
of this section shall be liable to a penlhylv rot
exceeding eighty-five dollars.

8. l\Where any vessel, in navi'gatiiig :inlV
harbour, throih ertelessness wor iisminalim lnemnt
caiises damage to another vessel properly mioorel.
the owner of the first mentionedd vessel shall he
liable to pay to the owInr of the tainuaged vessel
comlpen-:tion for Ihe danx-;e prove! to hiae heen
so eased. If the amount of suchl eoliip-llnsionl
haes not exe'" d the stuin of (-e Iaiun ldrd ;m(i
seventy dollars the stiame is hleri't'\ declared to be a
civil debt and to be recoverable snumhmarilv.

9. If any person for the lihrpse nf lobtaining
S-lv:~P', or for ;it other 1 ilr,1r s, e ilally s ets auiv
Vessel adrift in aivY h rlolrI, or c1 its. lro,;ik l or
unllfastti' the moorings of aly vessel in illv
harbour with intent to set sucl vessel adril't, lie
shall for every offence be li;able on sun mnr v
conviction to a penalty not exceeding one hunldredl
and seventy dollars (,o to imlprlsoniI(ment within or
without hard labour for a term not exceedi six


Dlant;giung
vessel mooredl
in harbour.









Setting vessel
atrift in lar-
oil'.


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No. 13 of 1954.


Harbous a)'d JI'/arwmes.


months or to both such penalty and suchl imprison-
ment:
Provided that nothing in this section shall
prevent the prosecution of any person for an
indictable offence.

10. (1) Whenever harbour master on
complaint :made to him or otherwise has reason to
belief that any ves-el heing in a harbour is an
unsafe vessel, that is to say, is by reason of the
defective condition if her hull, equipment, or
machinery, or by reason of unlermanning, or by
reason of overloadling ,r improper loading, unfit to
proceed to sea without serious danger to human
life, having regard to the nature of the service for
which such vessel is intended, lie may provi ionally
detain such vessel andi direct the master not to put
such vessel to sea, and shall report the facts to
the Treasurer who shall serve a notice on the
owner, master or charterer thereof, as tlhe case may
be, in accordance with the provisions of this
Ordinance.

(2) If any ship which has been provisionally
detained andl inl respect of which such a direction
has been given to the owner, master or charterer
shall proceed to sea contrary to such direction, the
owner, master or ,harte rer, as tle case may be,
shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding three
hundred Id tfifty do(llart'.

(:) Every notice served under subsection (1)
of this: section shall contain particulars of the
alleged unsea'.vorthiinuss of tlie vessel and shall
>tatte th;it an (oIrdr for the final detention thereof
will ble nmde miles within a period to be specified
in such notice the required steps are taken for the
performance' of suchl conditions with respect to tile
execuiton of replai.rs (r alterati)os, or tihe unloadi ng
or reloI)ding of cargo, or thle manning of' the ship
as the Treas'irer may deein necessary for the
protection (of human life.
( t) The Treasurer may from time to time
vItrv or add to any slch li tice and may extend the
period, re|luiired by the ititirc within which any
act is to le performed.


I VISNIS
Is~aNDRl.


Power to
detain tinslfe
ves;el and
droetenft) f-ll
dletenlon.l


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VwRU1N 6 Harbours (1. T7iui'rres. No. 13 of 1954.
ISLANDS.
(5) If the owner, master or charterer of any
vessel on whom notice is served as aforesaid shall
within the period specified therein or any extension
thereof comply with the terms of the said notice to
the satisfaction of tie Treasurer, the vessel shall
be released, but if he fails to comply therewith the
Treasurer shall order the vessel to be finally
detained.

(6) An order for final detention of a vessel
shall be in writing and shall be served on the
owner, master or charterer of hle vessel affected
thereby and shall indicate the date from which it
shall be effective.

Provisions in 11. (1) No vessel in respect of which an
relate n to order for fiial detent io has been made shall
fiually de-
tainel vessel. p)r(Ceed to sea nor siall it remainH iI ;1inv harbour
for a longer period than tel days after final
detention wit lout or otherwise than in accordance
with the written permission of the Treasurer as
specified in subsection (2) of this section.

(2) The Treasurer may direct any v',ssel in
respect nf which an order for final detention has
been n~.de either to hIe beaclhedl or to be moored
in any part, of a harbour where its presence wNill
neither constitute a hazard to navigation nor
injuriously effectt the interests (if other users of
the harbour.

(3) The owner of ;inv vessel in respect of
which an order for final detention has Ibeen made
who allows the vessel to remain in any harbour in
contravention of any direction given under sub-
section (2) of this sec-tion shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding oIne liundr(-e and seventy
dollar's, and, if the owner .',ill take the vessel out
to sea, he shall Ibe liale to a penalty not exceeding
five hundred dollars.

(4) If any vessel in respect of which an order
for final detention has been made remains in any
harbour contrary to any direction given under
subsection (2) of this section, the Treasurer mav
cause tihe vessel to be removed and disposed of, or
he may sell the vessel or any part thereof and any








NO. i I | 1., l/ rho/, In nllld IU harre.. "i l"iuIn
IS[8ANDB,
gear or equipment rlnth'c i l, public actionn,
paying the proceeds into the public Treasury.

(5) Tiic owner shall be etiilled to receive the
balance (f Ihl proceeds of any -~nlc made under
this section, after dedlaction of any expense
incurred by the Treasurer in renioving, disposing
of and selling the vessel, gear or jluipment:

Provided that, if the owner does not claim
such balance within six montlis froni the date
of such sale, he shall I'orfeit hiis I il ht to it aind
it shall become a part of the geni:iral revenue of
the Presidency.

12. If at anyi time after an order tforl final Order for
(detelnltioln lis been IIlade 1in pect of alv final doten-
n ln. t, 1
\essel, tl oW ( oale, 1 ter 0lt i (I chat diei thereof .lled if
shall satisfy hlie Trel'asrer1 that tle vessel is lo ,A 11 'fi""
longer an unsafe vessel within the meaning of
subsection (1) of section 10, the Treasurer shall
thereupon direct the order tor final detention to
be cancelled.

13. The owner, master or charterer of Appeal
any vessel in respect of whielih an order for final a'ain"st or' I1.'
f',r flual de-
detention has been inad(t unIder section 1( may tnitin.
al)peal within three days of being notified of the
order to the (Iovernor, in. Council whose decision
shall be final.

14. Any person w ho wilfully sinks any Siinking
vessel in any habhour without having first vesselai
obtained the permission of the harbour master,
or contrary to the terms of any such permission,
shall, in addition to payivin any expenses which
the harbour master may incur in removing' such
vessel, h)e liable to a penalty not exceeding one
hundred and seventy dollars.

16 (1) If any sunken vessel or any vessel Removnl nl
in respect of which an order for final detention disposal l f
obstruction
has been made, or any vessel neglected as unfit in harbour.
for service, or other obstruction is in any
harbour or on the foreshore or bank of any
harbour, the harbour master may give notice in


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vROIN / Hll1b,.,Irs .id imhar-(,s. No. : 3 of iU..
ISLANDS.
writing to the ownIer thereof 'or his agent if
resident in the Presidency requiring him within
fifteen days to remove the same out of the
limits of the harbour or to such place as the
Iarbour master may direct.

(2) If the owner or his agent fails to
comply with the requirements of a noOtce given
under subsection (1) of this section within the
time specified therein, the liar)our master may
cause such vessel or obstruction to 1) e removed
and disposed of r he may sell the same or any
part thereof by public auction, payinlg the
proceeds into the public Treasury.
(3) If the owner or his agent he not
resident in the Presidency, t he harbour master
may cause any vessel or olb)l).nction as aloresaid
to be removed and disposed of' or sold without
having first given notice Iunder subsection (1) of
this section.
(4) The owner or his agent shall be entitled
to receive the balance of the proceeds of an'y
sale made under this section after deduction of
any expense incurred by the harbour master in
removing, disposing of and selling the vessel or
obstruction:
Provided that, if the owner does not claim
such balance within six months from the date
of such sale, he shall forfeit his right to it and
it shall become a part of the general revenue of
the Presidency.
(5) If any part of the expenses of removal,
disposal and sale as aforesaid shall remain
unsatisfied after a sale has been made under this
section, such part may be recovered by the
harbour master as a debt from the owner or his
agent.
harbour 16. Any harbour master, if he is satisfied
nster A t'. that by reason of' any impending hurricane or
prevent Ieiiei h o
putting to o.. other threatening signs of had weather, it would
it bad wether he llnsafe to allow any vessel ini a harbour to
put to sea, may direct the master of such vessel
not to put to sea and any master who shall put





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No. 13 of 195 L. Harbours !a id NWlrres. 9 Vir,6iN
LANDSD.
to sea contrary to such direction shall he guilty
of an offence against this Ordinance and shall
be liable on summary conviction to a fine not
exceeding one hundred and fifty dollars.

17. (1) The public wharves at Road control of
Harbour and West End and all other public wharves,
wharves in the Presidency shall be and are
hereby declared to be in the possession and
under the direction and control of the Treasurer.

(2) The Treasurer shall be responsible for
thl upkeep and maintenance o' all public
\wlharves and the expenses of their maintenance
shall Ie charged to and paid out of the general
revenue of the Presidency.

18. (1) The Treasurer may from time to repairing ot
tile examine or cause to be examined all de'inlishin"
of private
private wharves in the Presidency and, it' any wharves.
such wharf is in the opinion of the Treasurer in
a decayed or improper state, he may give notice
in writing to the owner or occupier of such
wharf requiring him to repair or demolish the
same within six calendar months next after the
delivery of such notice.

(2) 1 such owner or occupier neglects or
fails to repair or demolish such wharf within
the time specified, such owner r o occupier shall
be liable on summary conviction to a penalty
not exceeding eighty-five dollars, and the
Treasurer may cause such wharf to be repaired
in such manner as may be reasonable, or
demolished, and the expenses of and incidental
to the repairs or demolition shall be recoverable
by the Treasurer as a debt from such owner or
occnpier.
19. (1) Where any vessel through the vesse lain-
misconduct, negligence or default of the master a'es
or any other person on board such vessel, causes
any damage to any public wharf the amount of
such damage may be recovered by the Treasurer
from the owner of the vessel in a court of
competent jurisdiction, or at the option of the
Treasurer such vessel may be detained until the







VIRGIN 10 Hltu;rs .nu/ No/r'es. No. 13 of 1954.
ISLANDS
estimated amount of such damage has been
fully paid or security byi deposit of an amount
which in the opinion of the Treasurer is equal
to the estimated amount of the damage so done
has been made 1by the owner to the l'reasurer.
(2) \,in sums received by ti e Treasurer
under this section shall he applied( by him in
making good such idainmae and the residue, if
any, remaining- therefrom shall on completion
of repairs to such wharf be returned to the
master or owner.
(3) If the sums received by thie Treasurer
under this section are found to e,( insufficient to
defray the. cost of repairs to such wharf the
balance remaining unpaid may be recovered
by the Treasurer as a debl froI) the owner of
the vessel.
Main.mnance 20. (1) Whenever in the opinion of the
of order on Treasurer it is desirable that any public wharf
wharves. should be cleared or kept clear of persons, he
may require, or depute any in.'ni er of the
Police Force to require, all persons thereon,
except officials necessarily present in the per-
formance of their dtuty or persons .haing urgent
business there, to leave suet' wharf and may
forbid any person from 2.0oing thereon.
(2) Any person who persistently remains or
insists on going on any snuch wharf after being
so recluired to leave or forbid iin to go thireon
as aforesaid mny be, torcilyv einovi- or pirIevntied
from goiln tlherleon an\ police ,r (cuntomns
officer or by any periO; nct1ing in the aid or by
the direction of such to a penalty not excerdiig, lhiirtv-five dollars.
(3) The harbor master may give any reaso.n-
able order tending io the ll(aOii t nce of good
order on any public wharf: ai1d any p+'erson
wilfully disobeyilng such order s!i il be liable to
a Penalty not exceeding tv >ntI\ olars.

Regutlatin,. 21. (1) 'Th o oVer,, + i11 C'0(. ll Illmay front
tiMe to tn 1iiii0(- i k egiiitiiat .n t'or ai or llany of the
following purposes, that is to say:-







No. 13' of 1954. Harbours awl Wh7arves. 11 ViR(eI
ISLANDS.
(a) the regulation and control of
harbours;

(b) the control of harbour lights and
beacons;
(c) the mooring andl anchorage of vessel
and the discharge of ballast therefrom;
(d) the discharge of refuse and other
articles from, and the pumping of bilges by,
vessels in harbours;
(e) the use of public wharves and access
thereto and the manner in which vessels
(.l iig passengers or goods shall come up to,
depart ftrom and remain at such wheirf;

(') the nmaier in which masters and
crews of \vessels and boatmen and others
employed in boats and small craft shall
conduct themselves at or about any public
wharf;
('/) the rates of wharfage dues, if any,
pia able on goods, wares and merchandise
l ((ded on) ()or xpurted from any public
Swhiarf and the manner in which such dues
arc to be collected and paid:
(h) the carrying of lights by vessels
within a harbour;

(i) the powers and duties of harbour
masters:

(j) the maintenance of clear channels of
lna\ iatlti inl harbours ;.nd the mooring and
marking of fishpots, buoys and other obstacles
to navigation;
(k) permitting any vessel entering the
Presidency from the United States Virgin
Islanis to come alongside the wharf at any
prt of entry and allowing the captain or
:i. i(nmi-1, of the crew deputed by him to
c',m e ashore to fetch tle harbour master so
tlhir thie \vssel IImay e 1ioard(ltd; and
(/) generally for further or better carrv-
m' into *fflec the provisions o f this
S)rd inc!, 'e.





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12 arbour., and !T/d ar tes.


No. 1l3 of 19l5


(2) The Governor in Council may attach to
any breach of any regulation made under subsec-
tion (4) of this section a penalty not exceeding
eighty-five dollars with or without a term of
imprisonment not exceeding three months.

(3) No regulation relating to wharfage dues
made under the provisions of paragraph (q) of
subsection (1) of this section shall have effect unless
and until it has been approved by a resolution
of the Legislative Council.

22. (1) When any offence has been com-
mitted against the provisions of sections 10 mind 11
by the owner of a vessel, it shall be lawful for
the Treasurer to accept from such owner any sum
which in the opinion of the Treasurer constitutes
a sufficient penalty in all the circumstances of the
case but not exceeding the maximum sum to which
the owner would be liable after conviction in a
court of competent jurisdiction, and after such
sum shall have been so accepted no proceedings
shall be brought in any court against such
owner in respect of such offence.
(2) Any sums accepted by the Treasurer
under subsection (1) of this section shall be paid
into the public Treasury.
23. No objections shall be entertained to
any proceedings under this Ordinance by reason
of the Magistrate who hears any matter under
this Ordinance being the person who tills the
office of Treasurer.

24. The Ordinances specified in the second
column of the Second Schedule to this Ordinance
are hereby repealed to the extent mentioned in
the third column thereof.


Commence- 25. This Ordinance shall come into opera-
ment. tion on a day to be appointed by the governorr
by proclamation published in the Gazette.

H. A. C. HowAlD,
President.


VIRGIN
ISLANDS,


Compouuding
of offences.


Treasurer
may sit as
Magistrate.



Repeal.








No 13 of 1954. JHarbours and Wharves. 13 v111OR
ISLANDS.
Passed the Legislative Couicil this 10th ( y
of November, 1954.

H. O. (CREQUE,
Clerk: of :he c''ownlcii.






FIRST SCHEDULE.

HAiBOUR DUES. Section 5.

Road Harbour and West End.

(a) for every vessel entering the harbour from outside
Presidential waters on every such entry, when the
amount of customs duties paid on cargo or passengers'
,,c'"_,-se carried by the vessel exceeds the sum of $1.80,
whether such sum is paid in the form of export duties
on the outward journey of the vessel or as import
duties at the time of entry-

(i) when the vessel is of 10 tons or under ... 200.

(ii) when the vessel is over 10 tons but
under 20 tons ...... 35c.

(iii) when the vessel is of 20 tons or over ... 70c.

(b) for every vessel entering the harbour as aforesaid,
when the amount of customs duties paid as aforesaid is
$1.80 or less-

(i) when the vessel is 10 tons or under ... $1.80


(ii) when the vessel is over 10 tons


... $3.50









viR iS 14 Harboir, an ILarrvc,. No. 13 of 190.5!
ISLANDS.
SECOND SCHEDULE.

ORDINANCES REPEALED. Section 24.


No. and Year Short Title Extent of Repeal


5/1880 The Public W1harves Orminance, The whole Orvlinmnce


",/im; The Harbour Dues Ordinance, The whole Ordinance
1936

9/1936 The Harbour Dues (No. 2) The whole Ordinance
Ordinance, ]936

6/1910 The Harlbor Dnes (Amend-' The whole Ordinance
ment) Ordinance, 1940

2/1 950 The Revenue and Fees (Ad- Sect ion 13. and
justment) Ordinance. 1950) Schednhle A as con-
tained in that part
of the, said Ordinance
under the Caption
"The Harbour Dues
Ordinance, 1936 ".
























ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands.
by E. M. BLACKMAN. Government Printer.--By Authority.
1955.
47/00294-500-1.55. Price 16 cents.










LEEWARD ISLANDS.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT.


STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1955, No. 5.


THE PASSPORT VISA (EXEMPTION) (AMENDMENT) ORDER,
1955, DATED JANUARY 24, 1955, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR
UNDER SUBSECTION (2) OF SECTION 12 OF THE IMMIGRA-
TION AND PASSPORT ACT, 1945 (No. 7/1945).


1. SHORT TITLE. This Order may be cited as the
Passport Visa (Exemption) (Amendment) Order, 1955, and
shall be read as one with the Passport Visa (Exemption)
Order, 1950 (S.R. & 0. 1950, No. 13) as amended, hereinafter
referred to as the Principal Order.
2. AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE TO PRINCIPAL ORDER.
The Schedule to, the Principal Order is hereby amended by
the addition thereto of the following country:-

France "

Dated this 24th day of January, 1955.


K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.











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