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193



THE LEEWARD ISI. NDS


GAZETTE.

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VOL. LXXXIII.


THURSDAY, 17TH NOVEMBER, 1955.


Notices.


BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS.

A PROCLAMATION.
P. D. MACDONALD,
Acting Governor.
WHEREAS by subsection (3) of
section 7 of the Leeward Islands
Act, 1871 to 1950, as amended, it
is provided that whenever there is
occasion for the election of a repre-
sentative member to the General
Legislative Council from among the
members of an Island Council the
Governor shall by Proclamation
require the elected and nominated
members of the said Island Council
within such time as may be specified
by such Proclamation to elect such
member within the time so specified:
AND WHEREAS by the said sub-
section it is provided that the elected
and nominated members of the said
Island Council shall, in such manner
as may be provided by the Standing
Rules and Orders of such Council,
but subject to the provisions of the
said Act, elect such member within
the time so specified:
AND WHEREAS there is now
occasion for the election of represent-
ative members from among the Island
Councils of Antigua, Saint Christo-
pher Nevis and Anguilla, Montserrat
and the Virgin Islands for the com-
position of the General Legislative
Council.
NOW, THEREFORE, I do by this
my Proclamation require the elected
and nominated members of the Island
Councils of Antigua, Saint Christo-
pher Nevis and Anguilla, Montserrat
and the Virgin Islands, respectively,
on or before the 21st day of Decem-
ber, 1955, to elect, from among the
elected members of the said Councils,
in such manner as may be provided
by the Standing Rules and Orders
thereof but subject to the provisions
of the said Leeward Islands Acts,
representative members of the said
General Legislative Council, that is
to say, from the Island Council of
Antigua five representative members,
from the Island Council of Saint
Christopher Nevis and Anguilla five
representative members of whom at


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least one shall be an elected member
for Nevis and at least one shall be an
elected member for Anguilla, from
the Island Council of Montserrat two
representative members and from the
Island Council of the Virgin Islands
one representative member.
AND the elected and nominated
members of the Legislative Councils
of the Presidencies of Antigna, Saint
Christopher Nevis and Anguilla,
Montserrat and the Virgin Islands
and all others whom it may concern
are hereby required to take due
notice hereof and to govern them-
selves accordingly.
GIVEN under my hand at the
Government House, Antigua,
this 9th day of November, 1955,
and in the fourth year of Her
Majesty's reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
Ref. No. 18/00C31.

It is hereby notified for general
information that the Hon. P. C.
LEWIS, Q.C., Attorney General of the
Leeward Islands, has returned from
the United Kingdom and will resume
duty on the 21st November, 1955.
Consequent upon the foregoing the
Hon. R. H. LOCKHART will resume
duty as Crown Attorney, Antigua,
and Mr. D. H. A. MCNAMARA will
resume duty as Magistrate, Antigua.
2. The temporary appointment of
Mr. S. L. ATHILL, 1,S.O., M.B.E., as
Additional Magistrate will terminate
with effect from the 21st November,
1955, and Mr. O. M. BROWNE will be
appointed to act in that post with
effect from the 21st November, 1955.

The Secretariat,
Antigua.
16th November, 1955.

It is notified for general informa-
tion that His Excellency has issued
an Instrument appointing the Hon-
ourable R. H. LOCKHART to be the
Administrator's Deputy within the
Presidency of Antigua with effect
from the 21st November, 1955, during
the absence from the seat of Govern-
ment of the said Presidency of the
Administrator on a visit to the island
of Barbuda.
The Secretartat,
Antigua.
16th November, 1955.
Ref. No. 13100264.


The Administrator of Antigua has
been pleased to re-appoint The Hon.
S. T. CHRISTIAN, O.B.E., B.A.,
LL.M., to be a member of the Central
Library Board for a period of two
years, effective from 31st October,
1955.
Ref No. A. 28/16-II.

BRITISH CARIBBEAN
CURRENCY BOARD
Legal Tender of Currency
Notes issued by Government
of Jamaica in Eastern Group
of British Caribbean Colonies.
The attention of the public is
drawn to the fact that blue Jamaican
ten shilling currency notes were
demonetized by the Government of
Jamaica on slt July, 1951. Purple
ten shilling notes only are therefore
now legal tender in Jamaica and the
Eastern Group of British Caribbean
Colonies.

Executive Commissioner
British Caribbean Currency
Board.
Ref. No. 24/00059.

No. 114.
Appointments and transfers etc.,
in the public service, with effect from
the dates stated, are published for
general information:-
DAVIS, Miss S. E., to be Junior Clerk,
Peasant Development Services,
Antigua. Jan. 1
FARQUHAR, D.. Certificated Elemen-
tary School Assistant Grade II,
Education Department, Antigua,
resigned. Sep. 4
KING, Mrs. E., to be Junior Clerk,
Public Works Department, Anti-
gua. Jan. 1, 1954
KNOWLES, J., Uncertificated Elemen-
tary School Teacher, to be Certifi-
cated Elementary School Assistant,
Grade II, Education Department,
Antigua. Nov. 1
LAKE, A. F., to be Junior Clerk,
Peasant Development Services,
Antigua. Aug. 20, 1954
MANNIX, V. A., to be Junior Clerk,
Magistrates Department, Antigua.
Jan. 1, 1954


No. 51.


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THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


MAUNDY, C., to be Junior Clerk,
Public Works Department, Anti-
gua. Nov. 1, 1954
MOORE, H. D. C., Superintendent of
Telephones, Antigua, retired.
Nov. 12
NANTON, Miss C., to be Junior Clerk,
Peasant Development Services,
Antigua. Jan. 6, 1954
PIPER, J., Certificated Elementary
School Assistant, Grade I, Educa-
tion Department, Antigua, dis-
missed. Aug. 12
PROVIDENCE, W., to be Junior Clerk,
P, asant Development Services,
Antigua. Jan. 1, 1954
RICHARDS, Miss J. M., to be Junior
Cl-rk, Medical Department, Anti-
gnu. April 10, 1954
ROBERTS, C. S., Economic and
Financial Adviser, Leeward Islands,
to act as Colonial Secretary with
effect from the 21st November,
1955, during the absence of Mr. R.
NORRIS, M.B.E., whilst paying a
visit to Barbuda.
Ref. No. P.F. 574.
SAMUEL, E., to be Junior Clerk,
Pe:asant Development Services,
Antigua. May 1, 1954
TAYLOR, R., Colonial Engineer,
Public Works Department, Anti-
gua, appointment terminated.
Aug. 2

UTTLEY, Dr. K. H., to be Senior
Medical Officer, Medical Depart-
ment, Antigua. Oct. 14
No. 115.
The Acting Governor has been
pleased this day to assent to the
undermentioned Ordinances:-
Antigua.

No. 11 of 1955, "The Entertain-
ments Duty (Amendment) Ordinance,
1955. Nov. 9
The S6cretariat,
Antigua.
10th November, 1955.
Ref. No. 47/00390
No. 12 of 1955, "The British
Caribbean Shipping (Agreement)
Ordinance, 1955."
The Secretariat,
Antigua.
16th November, 1955.
47o00o87.

No. 116.
The following Ordinances are circu-
lated with this Gazette and form
part thereof:-
A nligua.
No. 8 of 1955, "The Building
Societies Ordinance, 1955."
15 pp. Price 18 cents
No. 9 of 1955, "The Trustee
Investment in Antigua Government
Securities Ordinance, 1955."
3 pp. Price 5 cents


No. 117.

The following Bill which is to be
introduced in the Legislative Council
of Antigua, is circulated with this
Gazette and forms part thereof:-
"The Harbours and Roadsteads
(Amenement) Ordinance, 1955."



TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 31st October. 1955.

RADIO CORPORATION of
America of 30 Rockfeller Plaza, New
York, State of New York, United
States of America have applied for
Registration of one Trade Mark con-
sisting of the following:--


I(r'II


0191


in Class 18 that is to say:-Electri-
cally operated room air conditioners
and air-conditioning equipment of all
kinds and for all purposes, parts
thereof and accessories thereto, such
as compressors, condensers, fans, fan
motors, regulators, thermostatically
controlled attachments, electrically
operated dehumidifier equipment
to control the moisture content of the
air, parts thereof and accessories
thereto.
Gas and electric ranges and stoves
for cooking and heating, parts thereof
and accessories thereto.
Electric and non-electric refrigera-
tors, storage freezers, parts thereof
and accessories thereto.
Gas oil and electric hot water heat-
ers, automatic oil and gas home and
space heaters, radiant circulators,
radiant circulator heaters, incinera-
tors, power lawn mowers, parts,
accessories and attachments thereto.
The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods for 32 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.

CECIL O. BYRON,

Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


PROVOST MARSHAL'S OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 3rd November, 1955.
Notice is hereby given.that there
will be sold on the various premises
in the City of Saint John on Thurs-
day the 8th day of IDecember, 1955
at 12 o'clock noon, the Lands and
Tenements belonging to the persons
hereinafter named, the same having
been levied upon to satisfy the City
Rate due thereon for the year 1955.
THE POINT.
Eileen C. and G. Reynolds, Alice
M. King, Heirs of Joseph Samuel,
Joseph Mathurin, Henrietta Graham,
Elmore G. Aska, Abraham Samuel.
MARINERS LANE.
Isaline Perry, Ebenez r Christo-
pher, Irene Walker, Martha Finch,
Estate of J. P. Samuel.
-WILKINSON STREET.
Norris Destin, Alice Jarvis, Joseph
James, Estate of Mary Benjamin,
Estate of Joseph Reynolds, Geo. W.
B. Bryson & Co.
WRAPPING LANE.

Anthony Jarvis, Estate of John
Ambrose, Rhoda Joshua, Samuel
Laviscount.
HAWKINS STREET.
Joseph Davis, Alma Thibou, Free-
land E. Roberts.
HOOD STREET.
Agnes Mayhew, George B. Lake,
Joshua Thomas, James H. King.
FORT ROAD.
Calis Destin, Harold Scholar,
Joseph Thomas, Campbell Martin,
Neville Weston, Basil Saunders,
Pearl Hutchinson, Cecil Kendall, L.
E. George.
LONG STREET.
Antonetta Reid.
REDCLIFFE STREET.

Antigua O. F. Lodge.
SOUTH STREET.
Ellen Mason,
CORN ALLEY.

Althea Lauhon.
TEMPLE STREET.

Ravely Murrain, Constance Hill,
Elish Challenger.
CROSS STREET.
Ruby Hughes, O. St. A. Duke.
OTTOS LANE.

Gertrude Richards.

CECIL O. BYRON,
Acting Prcvost Marshal.


1 17 November, 1955.


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17 November, 1955.]


THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


In the Supreme Court of the
Windward Islands and
Leeward Islands.
(NEVIS OIROUIT).
A.D. 1955.

NOTICE is hereby given that in
pursuance of Rules made by the Chief
Justice under Section 16 of the
Windward Islands and Leeward
Islands (Courts) Order-in-Council,
1939 and duly approved as therein
provided on the 16th day of October,
A.D. 1941, The Honourable the
Pnisnd Judge selected for the sitting
of the Court in the NEVIS CIRCUIT
has appointed the day of the month on
which the ensuing Circuit Court shall
sit as follows, that is to say:-

The NEVIS CIRCUIT on Wednes-
day the 30th day of November, 1955
at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.

Dated the 17th day of October, 1955.


Iet No. 36100004.


A. R. MEADE,
Acting Registrar.


Control of Imports and Exports.
NOTICE No. 3 OF 1955.

CANCELLATION OF IMPORT

LICENCES.


Importers are hereby notified that
all licences granted for the importa-
tion of Sausages, Hams or other meats
not in hermetically sealed con-
taineis from any countries other
than Great Britain, Northern Ireland,
Republic of Ireland, Canada, New
Zealand, Australia, United States of
America and Argentina, are hereby
cancelled, and importers should
immediately cancel all orders for
such meats from all countries other
than those detailed above.

C. MCA. STEVENS,

Collector of Customs and
Supply Officer.

8th November, 1955.


RAINFALL FIGURES.

Central Experiment Station,
Antigua.


1951. 1952. 1955. 1IB5. 19l6.


Jail.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.


3.60 2.41 1.93 3.04 2.18
1.88 1.60 1.02 2.45 .68
1.09 1.62 5.60 1.08 .83
2.16 3.14 2.06 .49 1.75
10.54 3.07 1.50 3.83 2.81
2.74 5.74 1.31 3.82 1.47
3.28 8.38 3.20 3.47 2.18
9.18 8.43 3.15 5.93 8.25
12.06 5.55 2.10 9.91 5659
3.90 5.19 .85 4.62 4.60


Nov. 12th 2.53


.99 1.19 .61 1.81


52.96 46.12 28.91 88.75 31.5&


ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands, by E. M. BLAOKMAN,
Government Printer.-By Authority,
1955


[Price 28 cents.]






No. 8 of 1955. Building Societies.


[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Acting Governor.
26th October, 1955.











ANTIGUA.

No. 8 of 1955.
An Ordinance to provide for the incorporation and
regulation of Building Societies.
ENACTED by the Legislature of Antigua
as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
Building Societies Ordinance, 1955.
2. In this Ordinance, unless the context Interpreta-
otherwise requires- tion.
"permanent society" means a society which
has not by its rules any fixed date
or specified result at which it shall
terminate;
"Schedule means Schedule to this Ordinance;
"section means section of this Ordinance;
"society means a building society established
under this Ordinance;
"terminating society means a society which
by its rules is to terminate at a fixed
date, or when a result specified in its
X rules is attained;
3aS. 7. q7

L.,-M^ 7.


. ANTIGUA.







ANTIGUA, 2 Building Societies. No. 8 of 1955.
"the Court" means the Supreme Court;
"the Registrar" means the Registrar of the
Court, who shall, for the purposes of
this Ordinance, be the Registrar of
Building Societies.
Incorporation 3. Every society shall, upon receiving a
of societies. certificate of incorporation under this Ordinance in
the form set forth in Schedule A, become a body
corporate by its registered name, having a common
aeal and perpetual succession, until terminated or
dissolved in manner herein provided.
Purposes for 4. (1) Any number of persons may establish
which societies a society for the purpose of raising by the sub-
may be estab- "' 1 ^ 1 r p
listed. scriptions of members a stock or fund for making
advances to members out of the funds of the
society.
(2) A society may be either a terminating
society or a permanent society.

(3) Advances made by a society out of its
funds shall be made upon the security of a mort-
gage of a freehold or a leasehold estate or upon
the security of the withdrawal value of shares
held by members of the society.
(4) Any society shall, so far ai; is necessary
for the purpose of advances made upon the
security of a mortgage, have power-
(a) to hold land, with the right of
foreclosure;
(b) from time to time to raise funds by
the issue of shares of one or more denomina-
tions either paid up in full or to be paid by
periodical or other subscriptions, and with or
without accumulating interest; and
(c) to repay such funds when no longer
required for the purposes of the society:
Provided always that any land to which
a society may become absolutely entitled by
foreclosure or other extinguishment of the
right of redemption shall, as soon after as
may be conveniently practicable, he sold or
converted into money.







No. 8 of 1955. Building Societies.


5. The liability of a member of a society in Limitation of
liability of
respect of any share upon which no advance has members.
been made shall be limited to the amount actually
paid or in arrear on such share, and in respect of
any share upon which an advance has been made
shall be limited to the amount payable thereon
under any mortgage or other security or under the
rules of the society.

6. With respect to the borrowing of money Power to
by societies the following provisions shall have borow
effect:-
(a) a society may within the limits
specified in paragraph (b) or (c) of this
section receive deposits or loans at interest
from the members or other persons, or from
corporate bodies, joint stock companies, or
from any terminating society, to be applied
to the purposes of the society;

(b) in a permanent society the total
amount so received on deposit or loan and not
repaid by the society shall not at any time
exceed two-thirds of the amount for the time
being secured to the society by mortgages
from its members;
(c) in a terminating society the total
amount so received and not repaid may either
be a sum not exceeding such two-thirds as
aforesaid, or a sum not exceeding twelve
months' subscriptions on the shares for the
time being in force;
(d) every deposit book or acknowledge-
ment or security of any kind for a deposit or
loan by a society shall have printed or written
therein or thereon the whole of sections
5 and 6.

7. The rules of every society shall set Matters to be
sfor- et forth in
forth- the rules.
(a) the name of the society and the
chief office or place of meeting for the
business of the society;


3 ANTIGUA.







Building Societies. No. 8 of 1955.


(b) the manner in which the stock or
funds of the society are to be raised, the
terms upon which paid up shares (if any)
are to be issued and repaid, whether prefer-
ential shares are to be issued, and if so, within
what limits, if any; whether the society
intends to borrow money and, if so, within
what limits, not exceeding the limits, pre-
scribed by this Ordinance;
(c) the purposes to which the funds of
the society are to be applied and the manner
in which they are to be invested;
(d) the terms upon which shares may
be withdrawn and upon which mortgages
* may be redeemed;
(e) the manner of altering and rescind-
ing the rules qf the society and of making
additional rules;
( f) the manner of appointing, remunera-
ting and removing the board of directors or
committee of management, auditors and other
officers;
(g) the manner of calling general and
special meetings of the members;

(A) provision for an annual or more
frequent audit of the accounts, and inspection
by the auditors of the mortgages and other
securities belonging to the society;

(i) whether disputes between the society
and any of its members or any person claiming
by and through any member, or under the
rules, shall be settled by reference to the
Court, or to the Registrar, or to arbitration;

j) provision for the device, custody, and
use of the seal of the society, which shall in all
cases bear the registered name thereof;

(k) provision for the custody of the
mortgage deeds and other securities belonging
to the society;


ANTIGUA. 4







No. 8 of 1955. Building Societies.


(1) the powers and duties of the board of
directors or committee of management and
other officers;

(m) the fines and forfeitures that may be
imposed on members;
(n) the manner in which the society,
whether terminating or permanent, shall be
terminated or dissolved.

8. The persons intending to establish a Rules to be
society shall transmit to the Registrar two copies made.
of the rules agreed upon by them for the govern-
ment of the society, signed by three of such persons
and by the intended secretary or other officer; and
the Registrar, if satisfied that the rules contain all
the provisions prescribed in section 7, and that they
are in conformity with this Ordinance, shall return
one copy of the rules to the secretary or other
officer of the society, with a certificate of incorpora-
tion, and shall retain and register the other copy:
Provided that no society shall be registered
under this Ordinance in a name identical with that
in which any subsisting society is already registered.

9. Any society may alter or rescind any rule Alteration of
or make any additional rules in the manner which rules.
its rules direct. And every society altering or
rescinding any rule, or making any additional rule,
shall forward two copies of every resolution for
rescission of rules, and of every alteration of or
'addition to its rules, signed by three members and
the secretary to the Registrar, who, if satisfied that
such alteration, rescission or addition is in conform-
ity with this Ordinance, shall return one of the
copies to the secretary ,r other officer of the
society, with a certificate of registration in the form
set forth in Schedule B and retain and register the'
other copy.
10. Any society may in a schedule to its Rulea may be
rules describe the forms of conveyance, mortgage, made to pro-
c vide forms of
transfer, agreement, bond, security for deposit or couveyance
loan or other instrument necessary for carrying its etc.
purposes into execution.


6 ANTIGUA.a






Building Societies. No. 8 of 1955.


Member dying
intestate
leaving infant
next of kin.













Punishment
of fraud in
withholding
money etc.


died intestate, the payment shall be valid and
effectual with respect to any demand from any
other person as next of kin or as the lawful
representative of such deceased member or deposi-
tor against the funds of the society, but neverthe-
less such next of kin or representative shall have
his lawful remedy for the amount against the
person who received the same.

17. Whenever a member of a society under
this Ordinance, having executed a mortgage to the
society containing a power of sale, shall die intestate
leaving an infant next of kin, it shall be lawful for
the said society, after selling the premises so mort-
gaged to them, to pay to the administrator or
administratrix of the deceased member any money
to the amount of seven hundred and twenty dollars,
which shall remain in the hands of the said society
after paying the amount due to the society
and the costs and expenses of the sale, any law or
Ordinance in force in the Presidency to the contrary
notwithstanding. The said sum of seven hundred
and twenty dollars to be considered as personal
estate, and liable to duty accordingly.

18. If any person by false representation of
any kind obtains possession of any moneys, securi-
ties, books, papers, or other effects of a society, or,
having the same in his possession, withholds or
misapplies, or wilfully applies the whole or any
part thereof to purposes other than those expressed
or directed in the rules of the society and author-
ized by this Ordinance, he shall be guilty of an
offence and shall be liable on summary conviction
to a penalty of one hundred dollars and it shall be
lawful for the Magistrate to make an order that he
forthwith deliver up to the society all such moneys,
securities, books, papers, or other effects, and do
forthwith repay to the society the amount of
money applied improperly, and in default of such
delivery of effects or repayment of such amount
of money or payment of such penalty it shall be
lawful for the Magistrate to sentence him to be
imprisoned, with or without hard labour, for three
months; but nothing herein contained shall prevent
any such person from being proceeded against by


ANTIGGUA. 8







No. 8 of 1955. Building Soeieties.


9 ANTIGUA.


way of indictment if a conviction has not been
previously obtained against him for the same
offence under the provisions of this Ordinance.
19. Proceedings under section 18 may be Initiation of
taken by or at the instance of- proceedings.
(a) the society; or
(b) any member authorized by the
society or by the board of directors or com-
mittee of management of the society or by the
Registrar; or
(c) the Registrar.
20. (1) A society may terminate or be Proceedings
dissolved-- necessary for
dissolvethe terina-
(a) upon the happening of any event tionordisso-
declared by its rules to bring about or to be ution of a
the termination of the society;
(b) by dissolution in manner prescribed
by its rules;
(c) by dissolution with the consent of
three-fourths of its members holding not less
than two-thirds of the number of shares in the
society, testified by the signatures to the
instrument of dissolution;
(d) by winding up, either voluntarily
under the supervision of the Court or by the
Court, if the Court shall so order, on the
petition of any member authorized by three-
fourths of the members present at a general
meeting of the society specially called for the
purpose to present the same on behalf of the
society, or on the petition of any judgment
creditor for not less than two hundred and
fifty dollars. General rules and orders for
regulating the proceedings of the Court under
this section may be made by the Chief Justice.
(2) Every instrument of dissolution shall set
forth-
(a) the liabilities and assets of the
society in detail;
(b) the number of members and the
amount standing to the credit in the books of
the society;
(c) the claims of depositors and other
creditors and the provision to be made for
their payments;







Building Societies. No. 8 of 1955.


(d) the intended appropriation or divi-
sion of the funds and property of the society;
(e) the names of one or more persons
to be appointed trustees for the special pur-
pose, and their remuneration.
(3) Alterations in an instrument of dissolution
may be made with the like consent, testified in the
same manner as in the original instrument.
(4) Every instrument of dissolution and all
alterations therein shall be registered in the man-
ner provided for the registration of rules and shall
be binding on all members of the society.
(5) Notice of the commencement and ter-
mination of every dissolution or winding up shall
be sent to the Registrar and registered by him.

21. Two or more societies may unite and
become one society, with or without any dissolu-
tion or division of the funds of such societies or
either of them, or a society may transfer its
engagements to any other such society upon such
terms as shall be agreed upon by three-fourths of
the members (holding not less than two-thirds of
the whole number of shares) of each of such
societies respectively present at general meetings
convened for the purpose. Notice of every such
union or transfer shall be sent to the Registrar and
registered by him.
22. Where .the rules of a society direct
disputes to be referred to arbitration the following
provisions shall apply:-
(a) the arbitrators shall be named and
elected in the manner provided by the rules
or, if there be no such provision, at the first
general meeting of the society;
(b) none of the arbitrators shall be
persons who are beneficially interested,
directly or indirectly, in the funds of the
society;
(c) not less than three arbitrators shall
be chosen by ballot in each case of dispute,
the number of arbitrators and the mode of


Societies may
unite with
others, or one
society may
transfer its
engagements
to another.








Determination
of disputes
by arbitration.


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No. 8 of 1955. Building Societies.


ballot being determined by the rules of the
society;

(d) the names of the arbitrators shall be
duly entered in the minute book of the
society, and in the case of death or refusal or
neglect of any of the arbitrators to act, the
society, at a general meeting, shall name and
elect an arbitrator to act in the place of the
arbitrator dying, refusing or neglecting to act;

(e) whatever awards shall be made by
the arbitrators or the major part of them,
according to the true purport and meaning of
the rules of the society, shall determine the
dispute.

23. Should either of the parties to the
dispute refuse or neglect to comply with or
conform to the award within a time to be limited
therein, the Court, upon being satisfied that the
award has been made and of the refusal of the
party to comply therewith, shall treat the award
as if it were a judgment of the Court, and enforce
compliance therewith upon the petition of any
person concerned, in the same manner as it would
enforce a judgment.

24. Where the parties to any dispute
arising in a society agree to refer the dispute to the
Registrar, or where the rules of the society direct
disputes to be referred to the Registrar, his award
shall have the same effect as that of arbitrators.

26. The Court may hear and determine
a dispute in the following cases:-
(a) if it appears to the Court, upon the
petition of any person concerned, that applica-
tion has been made by either party to the
dispute to the other party, for the purpose of
having the dispute settled by arbitration
under the rules of the society, and that the
application has not within forty days been
complied with, -or that the arbitrators have
refused or for a period of twenty-one days
have neglected to make any award;


Court may
order compli-
ance with the
decision of
arbitrators.







Determination
of disputes by
Registrar.




Determination
of disputes
by Court.


11 ANTITt~k







BuiHJing Societies. No. 8 of 1955


(b) where the rules of the society direct
disputes to be referred to the Court.
Determina- 26. Every determination of a dispute by
ion to be arbitrators or by the Court or by the Registrar
under this Ordinance shall be binding and conclu-
sive on all parties, and shall be final, and shall not
be subject to appeal:
Provided always that the arbitrators or the
Registrar, as the case may be, may, at the request
of either party, state a case for the opinion of the
Court on any question of law, and shall have power
to grant to either party to the dispute such
discovery, as to documents or otherwise, as might
be granted by the Court.
Buildings 27. A society may purchase, build, hire, or
may be
purchased or take upon lease any building for conducting its
leased, business, and may purchase or hold upon lease any
land for the purpose of erecting thereon a building
for conducting its business, and may sell, exchange,
or let such building or any part thereof.
Minors may 28. Any person under theage of twenty-
be elected
members. one years may be admitted as a member of a society,
the rules of which do not prohibit such admission,
and may give all necessary acquittances, but during
his minority he shall not hold any office in the
society.
Shares may 29. Two or more persons may jointly hold
be held by
two or moe a share or shares in a society; and all shares held
persons. jointly by any two or more persons in any society
existing before the commencement of this Ordi-
nance, the rules whereof do not prohibit such joint
holding, shall be deemed to be unlawfully so held.
Annual [30. (1) The secretary or other officer of a
account and
statement of society shall, once at least in every year, prepare-
funds.
(a) an account of all receipts and
expenditure of the society since the preceding
statement;
(b) a general statement of its funds and
effects, liabilities and assets, showing-
(i) the amount due to the holders
of the various classes of shares,


ANTIGU&. 12









and to depositors and creditors
for loans;

(ii) the balance due or outstanding
on their mortgage securities,
not including prospective in-
terest; and

(iii) the amount otherwise invested.

(2) Every such account and statement shall
be attested by the auditor or auditors to whom the
mortgage deeds and other securities belonging to
the society shall be produced; and the account and
statement shall be countersigned by the secretary
or other officer.

(3) Every member, depositor, and creditor
for loans shall be entitled to receive from the
society a copy of the account and statement, and a
copy thereof shall be sent to the Registrar within
fourteen days after the annual or general meeting
at which it is presented.

81. (1)' If any society hereafter formed, or Penalties.
any persons representing themselves to be a society,
commence business without first obtaining a certi-
ficate of incorporation, or if any society make
default in forwarding to the Registrar any returns
or information by this Ordinance required, or
make a return wilfully false in any respect, the
person or persons by whom such business is so
commenced, or by whom default is made, or who
have made such false return, shall be liable on
summary conviction, for every day that business is
so carried on, or for every such default or false
return, to a fine of fifteen dollars.

(2) If any society receives loans or deposits
in excess of the limits prescribed by this Ordinance,
the directors or committee of management of the
society shall be personally liable for the amount so
received in excess.

32. The fees specified in Schedule D shall Fees of
be paid to the Registrar by every society. Registrar.


No. 8 of 1955.


Buildhng Sociedies.


13 ANTIGUA.







ANTrGUA 14 Building Societies. No. 8 of 1955.
Regulations. 33. The Governor in Council may make
Regulations for carrying out the purposes and
intention of this Ordinance, and may alter the
Schedule of fees hereto annexed.
ALEC LOVELACE,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 18th day
of July, 1955.
J. L. RonINsoN,
Clerk of the Council.




Schedule A. (Section 3.)
FORM OF CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION.


I, ..................................................................... Registrar
of Building Societies in the Presidency of Antigua, hereby certify
that the...........................................................Building Society

established at.................................in the said Presidency is incor-
porated under the Building Societies Ordinance, 1955.

GIVEN under my hand this...............day of ....................
19
..................... ...........
Registrar of Building Societies.

Schedule B. (Section 9.)
FORM OF CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION OF ALTERATION
OF RULES.

The Registrar hereby certifies that the foregoing alteration of
(or addition to) the rules of the.................................. ..........
Building Society, established at............................. .............
is registered under the Building Societies Ordinance, 1955.
GIVEN under my hand this............day of..........................
19


Registrar of Building Societies.








No. 8 of 1955. Building Societies.


Schedule C. (Section 13.)
FORM OF BOND.

Know all men by these presents that we................................
............ ..................... of.......................................................
one of the officers of the..................................................Building
Society established at.................................. in the....................
...........................o..................... and.....................
........ ..... .......of........................................... (as surety on
behalf of the said ................................................................. )
are jointly and severally held and firmly bound to the said society in
the sum of........... .......................to be paid to the said society,
for which payment well and truly to be made we jointly and severally
bind ourselves and each of us by himself, our and each of our heirs,
executors and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed with
our seals.

Dated the................day of..... ..................in the year of
our Lord 19

Whereas the above-bounden ........................................hath
been duly appointed to the office of............................................
of the.....................................Building Society, established as
aforesaid, and he, together with the above-bounden........................
......................as his surety, have entered into the above-written
bond, subject to the conditions hereinafter contained.
Now, therefore, the condition of the above-written bond is such
that if the said............. ...........................shall and do render
a just and true account of all moneys received and paid by him and
shall and do pay over all the moneys remaining in his hands, and
assign and transfer or deliver all securities and effects, books, papers
and property of or belonging to the said society, in his hands or
custody, to such person or persons as the said society shall appoint,
according to the rules of the said society, together with the proper or
legal receipts or vouchers for such payments, then the above-written
bond shall be void and of no effect, otherwise shall be and remain in
full force and virtue.
Schedule D. (Section 32.)

SCHEDULE OF FEES PAYABLE TO THE REGISTRAR OF
BUILDING SOCIETIES.

For registering any document 12c. a folio-but in no case
less than ... ... 60c.
For granting certificate of incorporation ... $5.04
For granting any other certificate required by the
Ordinance ... ... 72o.
Acting as arbitrator in any matters referred to him for
every day during which he shall be so engaged ... $5.04
ANTIGUA.
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by E. M. BLACKMAN, Government Printer.-By Authority.
1955.


15 AIMIGUA.


500-11.55.


Price 18 cents.






No. 9 of 1955. Trustee Investment in Antigua
Government Securities.

[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDNOALD,
Acting Governor.
8th November, 1955.













ANTIGUA.

No. 9 of 1955.


An Ordinance
trust and
Kingdom,
cities.


to facilitate the investment of
other funds in the United
in Antigua Government Secu-


ENACTED by the Legislature of Antigua
as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as "The Short title
Trustee Investment in Antigua Government
Securities Ordinance, 1955 "


2. In this Ordinance-


Interpretation


" Colonial Stock Acts" means the Acts of
the Imperial Parliament known as the
Colonial Stock Acts, 1877 to 1948;
"Crown Agents" means the person or
persons for the time being acting as
Crown Agents for Oversea Govern-
ments and Administrations in England
or any one of them.


ANTIGUA,







ANTIGUA. 2 Trustee Investment in Antigua No. 9 of 1955.
Government Securities.
Application of 3. This Ordinance shall apply to all
Ordinance. securities heretofore or hereafter created or
issued on behalf of the Government of Antigua to
which for the time being the Colonial Stock Acts
apply, and which are for the time being regis-
tered in the United Kingdom in accordance with
the provisions of those Acts, each and all of
which securities are hereinafter referred to as
"Antigua Government Securities"
Payment of 4. (1) Whenever by the final judgment,
money due to
toohoders decree, rule, or order of any court of competent
jurisdiction in the United Kingdom, any sum of
money is adjudged or declared to be payable by
the Government of Antigua in respect of any
Government Securities, the Government shall
forthwith pay that sum out of the funds in the
hands of the Crown Agents belonging to the
Government, without further appropriation
than this Ordinance.
(2) For the purposes of this section,
"final judgment, decree, rule, or order means
in case of appeal the final judgment, decree,
rule, or order of the ultimate court hearing the
appeal.
Certfioate by 5. In order to enable every such payment
Cron. to be duly made, a certificate under the hands
of the Crown Agents, specifying the sum so
paid under order of any such court, shall be
sufficient authority to the Auditor General or
other officer having the auditing of their ac-
counts for passing such sum without further
appropriation.
Disallowance 6. If at any time hereafter an Ordinance
olegisati is passed which appears to the Imperial Govern-
ment to alter any of the provisions affecting the
Government Securities to the injury, of the
holder thereof, or to involve a departure from
the original contract in regard to those
Securities, that Ordinance will properly be
disallowed.
ALEC LOVELACE,
President.







No. 9 of 1955. Trustee Investment in Antigua 3 ANTIGUA.
Government Securities.

Passed the Legislative Council the 10th day
of October, 1955.


F. A. CLARKE,
Acting Clerk of the Council.







































ANTIGUA.
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by E. M. BLACKMAN, Government Printer.-By Authority.
1955.


-500-11.55.


Price 5 cents








No. of 1955. Harbours and Roadsteads
(Amendment).


ANTIGUA.


No.


of 1955.


An Ordinance to amend further the Harbours and
Roadsteads Act, 1894.

ENACTED by the Legislature of Antigua
as follows:--

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short Title.
Harbours and Roadsteads (Amendment) Ordi-
nance, 1955 and shall be read and construed as
one with the Harbours and Roadsteads Act, 1894 3/1894
S 6/1946
as amended (hereinafter called the Principal 9/1952
Ordinance).


2. Section 6 of the Principal Ordinance is
hereby repealed and replaced as follows:-


6. (1) It shall be lawful for the Governor
from time to time to appoint such persons as
may seem fit to be Harbour Master and
Deputy Harbour Masters for the Presidency.


Section 6 of
the Principal
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced.
Appointment
of Harbour
Master
and Deputy
Harbour
Master.


ANTIGUA.









ANTIGUA. 2


Harbours and Roadsteads
(Amendments).


No. of 1955.


(2) Every Deputy Harbour Master
shall have all the powers and duties of the
Harbour Master and be subject to all the
provisions of this Act, save and except that
he shall have no power to make or declare
any general rule or regulation or to rescind
or alter any order, rule or regulation made
by the Harbour Master. "



President.


Passed the Legislative Council this
1955.


Clerk of 4he Council.


OBJECTS AND REASONS.



The object of this Bill is to amend the
Harbours and Roadsteads Act, 1894 to provide for
appointment of Deputy Harbour Masters.

DESMOND A. McNAMARA,
Acting Crown Attorney.

21st Juiy, 1955.






ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN, Government Printer.- By Authority.
-320-11.55. [Price 4 cents]




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