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Title: Leeward Islands gazette
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Title: Leeward Islands gazette
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Creator: Leeward Islands (West Indies)
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Place of Publication: Antigua
Publication Date: 1872-
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Dates or Sequential Designation: 1- , 1872-
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    Letters Patent and Royal Instructions: Leeward Islands Letters Patent and Royal Instructions, 1955
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    Antigua - Ordinance, No. 15 of 1955: Public Service Commission Ordinance, 1955
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    Antigua - Ordinance, No. 16 of 1955: Antigua Constitution and Electrons (Amendment) Ordinance, 1955
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    Antigua - Ordinance, No. 17 of 1955: Interpretation of Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 1955
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    Antigua - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 18 of 1955: Resolution re addition of item 31A to Second Schedule of Customs Duties Ordinance, 1927
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    Montserrat - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 15 of 1955: Resolution to remit Customs Duty Leviable on a quanity of merchandise imported into the Presidency in the year 1953
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    Montserrat - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 16 of 1955: Resolution of an amendment to the Second Schedule to the Customs Duties Ordinance, 1928
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THE LEEWARD


GAZETTE.

I9ublibt by lutbol


VOL. LXXXIV.


THURSDAY, 5TH JANUARY, 1956.


Notices.

BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS.

A PROCLAMATION.
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.

WHEREAS it is provided by sec-
tion 12 of the Leeward Islands Acts,
1871 to 1950, as amended, that the
General Legislative Council of the
Leeward Islands may from time to
time be convoked by Proclamation:
AND WHEREAS by section 14 of
the said Act it is further provided
that the place of meeting of the said
Council shall from time to time be
fixed by proclamation:
AND WHEREAS it is expedient
that the said Council should be con-
voked.
NOW, THEREFORE, I do by this
my Proclamation summon the said
General Legislative Council to meet at
the Court House in the City of Saint
John in the Presidency of Antigua on
Friday, the 27th day of January, 1956,
at nine thirty o'clock in the forenoon,
for the despatch of public business.
AND the members of the said
Council and all other Her Majesty's
officers and loving subjects in the
Colony of the Leeward Islands and
all others whom it may concern are
hereby required to take due notice
hereof and to give their ready
obedience accordingly.
GIVEN under my hand at the
Government House, Antigua,
this 28th day of December, 1955,
and in the fourth year of Her
Majesty's reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
Ref. No. 18/00031.

BY THE GOVERNOR.

A PROCLAMATION.
ALEC LOVELACE,
Administrator.

WHEREAS by section 3 of the
Interpretation of Laws (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1955 (No. 17 of 1955) it is
provided that the said Ordinance
shall come into operation on a day to
be appointed by the Governor by proc-
amation published in the Gazette:





Lq-7 4- -


NOW, THEREFORE, I, ALEC
LOVELACE, a Member of the Most.
Excellent Order of the British Em-
pire, Administrator of the Presidency
of Antigua, do by this my proclama-
tion declare that the said Ordinance
shall come into operation on the 19th
day of January, 1956.
AND all Her Majesty's loving sub-
jects in the Presidency of Antigua
and all others whom it may concern
are hereby required to take due
notice hereof and to give their ready
obedience accordingly.
GIVEN at the Administrator's Office,
Antigua, this third day of Janu-
ary, 1956, and in the fourth year
of Her Majesty's reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
47/00215.
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS.

A PROCLAMATION.
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
WHEREAS by section 6 of the
Antigua Constitution and Elections
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1955 (No.
16 of 1955) it is provided that the
said Ordinance shall come into opera-
tion on a day to be appointed by the
Governor by Proclamation published
in the Gazette:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, KENNETH
WILLIAM BLACKBURNE, a Knight
Commander of the Most Distinguished
Order of Saint Michael and Saint
George, an Officer of the Most Excel-
lent Order of the British Empire,
Governor and Commander in Chief
in and over the Colony of the Lee-
ward Islands and Vice Admiral of
the same, do by this my Proclamation
declare that the said Ordinance shall
come into operation on the 19th day
of January, 1956.
AND all Her Majesty's loving sub-
jects in the Presidency of Antigua
and all others whom it may concern
are hereby required to take due
notice hereof and to give their ready
obedience accordingly.
GIVEN at the Government House,
Antigua, this 3rd day of Janu-
ary, 1956, and in the fourth year
of Her Majesty's reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
47/00159-II.


BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS.

A PROCLAMATION.

K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
WHEREAS by section 1 of the
Public Service Commission Ordi-
nance, 1955 (No. 15 of 1955) it is
provided that the said Ordinance
shall come into operation on a day to
be appointed by the Governor by
Proclamation published in the
Gazette:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, KENNETH
WILLIAM BLACKBURNE,' a Knight
Commander of the Most Distinguish-
ed Order of Saint Michael and Saint
George, an Officer of the Most Excel-
lent Order of the British Empire,
Governor and Commander in Chief
in and over the Colony of the Lee-
ward Islands and Vice Admiral of
the same, do by this my Proclamation
declare that the said Ordinance shall
come into operation on the 19th day
of January, 1956.

AND all Her Majesty's loving sub-
jects in the Presidency of Antigua
and all others whom it may concern
are hereby required to take due
notice hereof and to give their ready
obedience accordingly.-

GIVEN at the Government House,
Antigua, this 3rd day of Janu-
ary, 1956, and in the fourth year
of Her Majesty's reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
47/00385.


Consequent upon the resignation of
Dr. A. J. KEEVIL, M.B.E., His
Excellency has approved of the ap-
pointment of Dr. H. K. UTTLEY,
Senior Medical Officer, Antigua, to be
Chairman of the Medical Board in
respect of the medical registration
district of Antigua, Montserrat and
the Virgin Islands.

Th6 Secretartat,
Antigua.
31st December, 1955.
Ref. No. 9/00002.


No 2.


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4 THIE
It is notified for general informa-
tion that the Reports of the British
Caribbean Pre-Federal Commissions
have been released for publication on
the 2nd January,'1956.
2. Copies of the Reports are
available on sale at the office, of His
Honour the Administrator in Antigua
and St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla and the
Commissioner of Montserrat at the
following prices:-
Pre-Federal Fiscal Commission
Report- 72 cents;
Pre-Federal Civil Service Commis-
sion Report- 72 cents;
Pre-Federal Judicial Commission
Report- 36 cents.

Administrator's Office,
Antigua.
2nd January, 1956.
C. 18/000o8.


No. 1.
Appointments and transfers etc.,
in the public service, with effect from
the dates stated, are published for
general information:-
LEWIS, A. B., Senior Clerk (Super-
numerary) on the Federal establish-
ment pending absorption into the
Antigua establishment.

Jan. 1, 1956.
Ref. No. P. F. 115.


No. 2.
The Governor has, this day, been
pleased to assent to the undermen-
tioned Ordinances:-

Antigua.
No. 18 of 1955, The Harbours and
Roadsteads (Amendment) Ordinance,
1955," Dec. 31

Montserrat.
No. 7 of 1955, "The Supplemen-
tary Appropriation (1953) Ordinance,
1955." Dec. 30
No. 8 of 1955, "The Hotels Aid
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1955."
Dec. 30
No. 9 of 1955, "The Montserrat -
Constitution and Elections (Amend-
ment) Ordinance, 1955." Dec. 30
Virgin Islands.
No. 11 of 1955, The Education
Ordinance, 1955." Dec. 30
No. 12 of 1955, "The Road Ordi-
nance, 1955." Dec. 30
No. 14 of 1955, "The Supplemen-
tary Appropriation (1954) Ordinance,
1955." Dec. 30


LEEWARD ItFANDS GAZE
No. 3
The following Letters Patent and
Royal Instructions, Ordilaances and
Statutory Rules and Orders.are pub-
lished with this Gazette and form part
thereof:-
"The- Leeward Islands Letters
Patent and Royal Instructions, 1955."

17 pp. Price 24 cents.
ORDINANCES.
Antigua.
No. 15 of 1955, The Public Service
Commission Ordinance, 1955."
4 pp. Price 6 cents.
No. 16 of 1955, "The Antigua
Constitution and Elections (Amend-
ment) Ordinance, 1955."

4 pp. Price 6 cents.
No. 17 of 1955, The Interpretation
of Laws (Amendment) Ordinance,
1955." 2 pp. Price 4 cents.
STATUTORY RULES & ORDERS.

Antigua.
No. 18 of 1955, "Resolution re
addition of item 31A to Second
Schedule of Customs Duties Ordi-
nance, 1927."

1 pp. Price 3 cents.
Montserrat.
No. 15 of 1955, "Resolution to
remit Customs Duty leviable on a
quantity 'of merchandise imported
into the Presidency in the year 1953."

1 pp. Price 3 cents.
No. 16 of 1955, Resolution of an
amendment to the Second Schedule
to the Customs Duties Ordinance,
1928."

1 pp. Price 3 cents.


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 29th December, 1955.
THE ARBORITE COMPANY
LIMITED of 385 Lafleur Avenue,
Town of LaSalle, Province of Quebec,
Canada, have applied for Registration
of one Trade Mark consisting of the
following:--


AIBORnIT

in Class 17, that is to say:- Decora-
tive surfacing panels for surfacing
walls or other surfaces such as counter
or table tops, or other articles of
furniture.
- The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods for six
years before the date of their said.
Application.


TTE. 5 [5January, 1956.
Any person may within hbree
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 0. BYzO, -
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


MoNTSEURAT.


LERWARb ISLAXI.


THE LAND ACQUISITION
ACT
(No. 11 of 1944).
DECLARATION
Declaration dated December 21,
1955, made under section 3 of the
Land Acquisition Act, 1944 (No. 11
of 1944) for the acquisition of certain
lots of land in the Presidency of
Montserrat required for public pur-
poses.
IT IS HEREBY DECLARED that'
the Governor in Council- with the
approval of the Legislative CounciL
of the Presidency of Montserrat con-
siders that the lots of land described
in the Schedule hereto, being portions
of Trants Estate situate in the parish
of Saint George, in the said Presi-
dency, should be acquired for public
purposes, namely, for the erection of
an airfield in the said Presidency, for
the construction of an approach road
to the said airfield, and for the_
erection of the necessary air port
buildings.

SCHEDULE.
Lot 1.
ALL that lot piece or parcel of
land being a portion of Trants Estate
situate in the parish of Saint George
in the Presidency of Montserrat and
containing by estimation 17.22 acres
and measuring and bounded:on the
north-west side, measuring 3,000 feet
and bounded thereon by lands of the
said Trants Estate, on the south-west
measuring 250 feet and bounded by
the sea, on the south-west measuring
3,000 feet and bounded by lands of
the said Trants Estate and on the
north-west measuring 250 feet and
bounded by lands of the said Trants
Estate, or howsoever otherwise the
same may be abutted, bounded,
known, distinguished or described.

Lot 2.
ALL that lot piece or parcel of
land being a portion of Trants Estate
situate in the parish of Saint George
in the Presidency of Montserrat and
containing by estimation 1.06 acres
and measuring and bounded on the
north-east 356 feet and bounded.
thereon by lands of Trants Estate, 'on
the west measuring 400 feet 'and
bounded by lands of the said Trants
Estate and on the south-west measur-
ing 260 feet and bounded by lands of
the said Trants Estate, or howsoever





-otherwise the same may be abutted,
bounded, known, distinguished' or
described.

Lot 8.
ALL that lot piece or parcel of
land being a portion of Trants Estate
situate in the parish of Saint George
in the Presidency of Montserrat and
containing by estimation 0.86 acres
and measuring and bounded from the
main public road known as Trants
Byway 1315 feet long and 20 feet
wide bearing 75 degrees to an exist-
ing windbreak, and then 563 feet and
20 feet wide to Lot 2. This road is
bounded on both sides of its entire
length by the lands of the said Trants
Estate, or howsoever the same may
be abutted, bounded, known, distin-
.guished or described.

Js. H. CARROTT,
Clerk to the Legislative Council.
Ref. No. 7/00123.


TENDERS FOR GROCERIES,
ETC.
The following tenders have been
accepted for the period ending 30th
June, 1956, for the supply of the
undermentioned items to Government
Institutions:-

GROCERIES.


Rice

Butter, Ta

SCo
Clear Pork


White Pota


JAMES PIGOTT
$23.24 per bag of
177 lbs.
ble 1.16 per 1 lb. tin
5.36 per 5 lb. tin
king 4.32 per 5 lb. tin
S.46 per lb.
82.00 per 200 lb.
barrel
toes .10 per lb.


H. E. E. LOVELL


Fish, Salted


.29. per lb.


LAKB UO. LiJD.


Flour

Cornmeal

Sugar, Brown

Washed

Onions
Soap, Laundry

Beef, Pickled


$10.15 per
100 lbs.
10.90 per
100 lbs.
19.60 per
249 lbs.
26.29 per
224 lbs.
.12 per lb
.48 per
2J lbs.
.48 per 11


MILK FRESH.

ANGELO BARRETO
Leper Home 14c. per
bot. deli
Holberton Hospital 14c. per
bot. deli
(30-40 bots. daily)

ANTIGUA SYNDICATE ESTATE

Holberton Hospital 14c. per
bot. deli
(30-40 bots. daily)

MRS. LYDA HALL

Holberton Hospital (Balance
quirem
Lunatic Asylum and
Fiennes Institute 14c. per
bot. deli


bag


of


.1.pprnuaiton ior .ia uralizaron
as a British Subject.


Notice is hereby given that AN-
bag of THONY JOSEPH EID of George Street,
Plymouth, Montserrat, is applying to
bag of the Governor for naturalization, and
that any person who knows any
bag of reason why naturalization should not
be granted, should send a written and
signed statement of the facts to the
bar of Commissioner of Montserrat on or
before the 31st January, 1956.
b.

By Order,
Js. H. CARROT,
26 oz.
vered Chief Olork.
26 oz.
vered Commissioner's Office,

SLTD. Plymouth, Montserrat.
22nd Deember. 1955.LTD.
22nd December. 1955.


26 oz.
vered



of re-
ents

26 oz.
vered


BREAD.
EUGENE JARDINE
14 cents, per lb. delivered

KEROSENE OIL.
Jos. DEW & SON LTD.
At current wholesale price less duty
and less 3c. per Imperial Gallon.

Administrator's Office,
Antigua.
31st December, 1955.
Ref. No. A. 41/36.


RAINFALL FIGURES.

Central Experiment Station,

Antigua.


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


1951. 1952. 1953. 1954. 1956.
3.60 2.41 1.93 3.04 2.16
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 1.76
10.54 3.07 1.50 3.83 2.81
2.74 5.74 1.31 3.32 1.47
3.28 8.38 3.20 3.47 2.18
9.18 8.43 3.15 5.93 8.26
12.06 5.55 2.10 9.91 6569
3.90 5.19 .85 4.62 4.60
3.67 5.19 5.24 1.54 2.19
7.36 2.03 3.41 3.08 2.48


61.46 52.35 31.37 42.76 34.89


ANTIGUA.
irintEd at the Government Printing Off.e, Leeward Islands, by E. M. BLACKMAN,
Government Printer.-By Authority,
1956


[Price 54 cents.]















"- fAd January, 1956.


His Excellency the Governor hereby directs the publication
for general information of the Letters Patent passed under the
Great Seal of the Realm constituting the office of Governor and
Commander-in-Chief of the Leeward Islands and making
certain provisions for the Government thereof, bearing date at
Westminster the 28th day of December, 1955.

2 A proclamation will be issued in due course regarding
the date on which these Letters Patent shall come into
operation.


3. His Excellency has also directed that these Letters
Patent shall be read and proclaimed in each Presidency of the
Colony at a place and at an appropriate time and date to be
fixed by the Administrator or Commissioner thereof.


By Command,


RAYMOND NORRIS,
/ Acting Colonial Secretary.
0. 1s000o39.


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LEEWARD ISLANDS.

LETTERS PATENT passed under the Great Seal of the
Realm constituting the Office of Governor and Com-
mander-in-Chief of the Leeward Islands and making
certain provisions for the Government thereof.


Dated 28th December, 1955.


ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern
Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories
Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of
the Faith.

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME,
GREETING!

Know Ye that We being minded to amend the
Leeward Islands Letters Patent, 1953, (hereinafter called
" the principal Letters Patent") have declared and do
hereby declare Our will and pleasure as follows:-

1.-(1) These Our Letters may be cited as the Citations,
Leeward Islands Letters Patent, 1955, and shall be construction
construed as one withthle principal Letters Patent. and com-"
mencement.
(2) The principal Letters Patents and these Our
Letters may be cited together as the Leeward Islands
Letters Patent, 1953 and 1955.

(3) These Our Letters shall come into operation in
respect of each Presidency on a day to be appointed by
the Governor by Proclamation published in the Gazette.

(4) In exercising his powers under paragraph (3) of
this Article, the Governor may appoint different days
in respect of different Presidencies.

2. Paragraph (1) of Article 1 of the principal Amendment
Letters Patent shall be amended by the deletion of the of Article 1
definition of the existing Instructions of principal
Letters
Patent.
3. Sub-paragraph (a) of paragraph (1) of Article 8 Amendment
of the principal Letters Patent shall be amended by the of Article 8 of
insertion of the words "from the Island of Antigua prinCipal
Letters
or" between the words "absent" and "from" in the Patent.
first line thereof.

4. Article 13 of the principal Letters Patent shall Amendm.nt
be amended by the deletion of the proviso to paragraph of Article 13
( of principal
(1) and of paragraph (2), but without prejudice to Letters
anything lawfully done thereunder. Patent,











liisertion of 5. The principal Letters Patent shall be amended
new Article by the insertion after Article 13 thereof, of the following
L eters new Articles:-
Patent.
"Functions 13A. The Executive Councils of the Pres-
of certain idencies of Antigua and Saint Chritopher
Presiditia Nevis and Anguilla shall be the principal
Councils. instruments of policy in the said Presidencies
and shall perform such functions and duties
and exercise such powers as may from time to
time be prescribed by any Instructions under
Our Sign Manual and Signet, or, subject to
any such Instructions, by or under any law
in force in each of the said Presidencies.

When 13B.-(1) in the exercise of his functions
Governor, the Governor shall,. subject to the provisions
Administra-
torsn.n( n of paragraph (3) of this Article, and to the
nissioners pl:ovisions of Article 13C of these Our Letters--
to consult
Colony and (a) in all cases not relating exclusively
Presidential to any one Presidency, consult with
Executive the Executive Council of the Colony;
councils. and
and
(b) in all cases relating exclusively to any
one Presidency, consult with the
Executive Council of that Presidency.

(2) In the exercise Af his functions the
Administrator or Commissioner of each Presi-
dency shall, subject to the provisions of
paragraph (3) of this Article, and to the
provisions of Article 13C of these Our Letters,
consult with the Executive Council of such
Presidency.

(3) The Governor shall not be obliged to
consult with the Executive Council of the
Colony, or the Executive Council of any
Presidency, and the Administrator or Com-
missioner shall not be obliged to consult with
the Executive Council of his Presidency in
any case-
(a) which is of such a nature that, in
his judgment, Our service would
sustain material harm by such
consultation: or
(b) in which the matters to be decided
are, in his judgment, too unim-
portant to warrant such consultation;
or
(c) in which tle matters to be decided
are, in his judgment, too urgent to
admit of such consultation by the
time within which it may be neces-
sary for him to act.











In every case falling within sub-paragraph (c)
of this paragraph, the Governor, or the
Administrator or Commissioner, as the case
may be, shall as soon as practicable commu-
nicate to the Executive Council of the Colony
or the Presidential Executive Council con-
cerned, the measures which he shall have
taken with the reasons therefore.

Exercise of 13--(1) In the case of the Executive
Governor's Councils of the Presidencies of Antigua and
md Admin- Saint Christopher Nevis land Anguilla, the
istrator's
powers in Governor ,or the Administrator, as the case
relation to may be, sav; as otherwise provided by this
functions Article or by paragraph (3) of Article 13B of
of certain these iur Letters-
Presidential
Executive
Councils. (a) shall consult with the said Executive
Council concerned in the formulation
of policy, and in the exercise of all
functions conferred upon him by
any law for the time being in force
in the Presidency except-
(i) any function conferrrd upon
the Governor or upon the
Administrator that is ex-
pressed to be exercisable by
the Governor or by the
Administrator, acting in his
discretion;
(ii) any function conferred upon
the Governor or upon the
Administrator by any
existing law (other than a
function expressed, in what-
ever terms, to be exer-
cisable by the Governor in
Council) so long as such
function continues to be
exercisable by virtue of
such law; and
(iii) any other function conferred
upon the Governor or upon
the Administrator in respect
of which it provided either
expressly or by implication,
that he shall not be obliged
to consult with the Execu-
tive Council concerned in
the exercise thereof; and

(b) shall act in accordance with the
advice of the Executive Council
concerned in any matter on which he
is by this paragraph obliged to consult
with that Executive Council.










(2) If in any case in which the Governor
or an Administrator is obliged to consult
with either of the Executive Councils
specified in parapraph (1) of this Article
concerning the exercise of any function, the
Governor or the Administrator shall consider
it expedient-
(a) in the interest of public faith, public
order or good government (which
expressions shall, without prejudice
to their generality, include the
responsibility of the Presidency of
Antigua or of the Presidency of Saint
Christopher Nevis and Anguilla, as
the case may be, as a territory
within the British Commonwealth of
Nations, and all matters pertaining
to the creation or abolition of any
public office or to the salary or other
conditions of service of any public
officer or officers); or
(b) for securing detailed control of the
finances of the Presidency of Antigua
or the Presidency of Saint Christo-
pher Nevis and Anguilla, as the case
may be, during such time as, by
virtue of the receipt of financial
assistance by the Presidency con-
cerned from Our Exchequer for the
purpose of balancing the annual
budget or otherwise, such control
rests with the Government of the
United Kingdom,

that he should not act in accordance with the
advice of the Executive Council of the
Presidency concerned, then-

(i) he may, with the prior approval of a
Secretary of State act against that
advice; or
(ii) if in his judgment, urgent necessity
so requires, he may act against that
advice without such prior approval
but shall, without delay, report the
matter to a Secretary of State with
the reasons for his action.
Whenever the Governor or an Admin-
istrator shall so act against the advice of one
of the said Executive Councils any Member
of such Executive Council may require that
there be recorded in the minutes of that
Executive Council the grounds of any advice
or opinion which he may give upon the
question.










(3) This Article shall not apply to matters
for which provision has been made:--

(a) by Article 9 or 17 of these Our
Letters:
(b) by Section 31 of the Antigua Cousti- No. 10 of
tution and Elections Ordinance, 1951; n191.
(c) by Section 31 of the Saint Christopher No. 6 of
Nevis and Anguilla Constitution and 1952.
Elections Ordinance, 1952; or

(d) by any Instructions under Our Sign
Manual and Signet in so far as it is
provided by ainy such Instructions
that this Article shall not apply.

(4) In this Article-

(a) existing law means any enactment
in force in the Presidency concerned
at the commencement of the Leeward
Islands Letters Patent, 1955, but
shall not include the Antigua Con-
stitution and Elections Ordinance,
1951, or the Saint Christopher Nevis
and Anguilla Constitution and Elec-
tions Ordinance, 1952;

(b) law" includes any instrument
made under a law and shall be
construed as including any Instruc-
tions under the Royal Sign Manual
and Signet.

Governor or 13D.-(1) The Governor, or Commis-
Commis- sioner, may act in opposition to the advice
ioner given to him by the Members of the
may act in
opposition to Executive Council of -the Colony or of the
Executive Executive Council of the Presidency of
Oounnoib. Montserrat or of the Virgin Islands, as the case
may be, if he shall in any case deem it right
so to do; but in any such case the Governor
shall at the first convenient opportunity report
the matter to Us, through a Secretary of
State, with the reasons for such action, and
when a Commissioner so acts, he shall report
the matter to the Governor at the first con-
venient opportunity, with the reasons for
such action.
(2) Whenever the Governor or Commis-
sioner shall so act against the advice of any
such Executive Council any Member of such
Executive Council may require that there
shall be recorded upon the minutes any
advice or opinion which he may give on the
question at issue and the reasons therefore "










Amendment
of Artcle 15:
of principal
Letters
Patent.





Insertion of
new Article
in principal
Letters
Patent.


6. Article 15 of the principal Letters Patent shall
Ie- amended by the insertion of the following words
imilnediately betoic the words The Governor"--
Subject to the provisions of :my law for the
time being in force and to such instructions as may
from time to time be given to him b3 Us under Our
Sign Manual and Signet or through a Secretary
of State ".

7. The principal Letters Patlmnt shall be amended
by tlhc ins lrtiou after Article 19 thereof, of the follow-
ing new Article-

"Exeroie of 19A. In the exercise of the functions
functi(rn conferred on him by paragraph (1), (2) and (3)
conrred of Article 8, m(l Articles 14, 15 and 16 of
Governor. these Our Letters the Governor shall act in his
discretion. "

8. The principal Letters Patent shall be amended
by the deletion therefrom of the Second Schedule.



9. We do hereby reserve to Ourselves full power
to revoke or amend these Our Letters.


10.-(1) These Our Letters shall be published in the
Gazette and shall be read and proclaimed at such place
or places within the Colony as the Governor shall
think fit.
(2) These Our Letters shall be preserved within the
Presidency of Antigua, and a full and exact copy thereof
shall be deposited and duly recorded in the office of the
Administrator or Commissioner, as the case may be, of
each of the Presidencies of Saint Christopher Nevis and
Auguilla, Montserrat and the Virgin Islands, and so
long as those Our Letters remain in force, every copy
thereof so recorded as aforesaid shall, within the
Presidency in which the same is recorded have the
same force, virtue and effect as these Our Letters.

In witness whereof We have caused these Our
Letters to be made Patent.
Witness Ourself at Westminster, the twenty-eighth
day of December, 1955, in the fourth year of
Our Reign.
By Warrant under the Queen's Sign Manual.
COLDSTREAM


Deletion
of Second
Schedule to
principal
Letters
Patent.
Reservation
of power to
revoke or
amend Letters
Patent.
Proclamation
and preserva-
tion of Letters
Patent.

















The Secretariat,
Antigua.

3rd January, 1956.



His Excellency the Governor directs the publication for
general information of the Royal Instructions passed under
the Royal Sign Manual and Signet to the Governor and

Commander-in-Chief of the Leeward Islands given on the
28th day of December, 1955.


2. These Instructions will come into force on the day on
which the Letters Patent are in due course brought into force
by Proclamation.



By Command,


RAnYMOND NORRIS,
Acting Colonial Secretary.
18s00039.











LEEWARD ISLANDS.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS passed under the Royal
Sign Manual and Signet to the Governor and Com-
mander-in-Chief of the Leeward Islands.


ELIZABETH R.


Dated 28TH DECEMBER, 1955.



ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTTONS to Onr Governor and Com-
mander-in-Chief in and over the Leeward Islands,
or other Officer for the time being administering the
Government of Onr said Islands.

Whereas certain Instructions under the Royal Sign
Manual and Signet bearing date the twenty-first day of
December, 1953 (hereinafter called the Instructions of
1953") were addressed to the Governor and Commander-
in-Chief of the Leeward Islands:

And Whereas We are minded to amend the Instruc-
tions of 1953 in the manner following:

Now, therefore, We do, by these Our Additional
Instructions under Our Sign Manual and Signet, hereby
direct and enjoin and declare Our will and pleasure as
follows:


1. The words "Now, therefore, as from the date of
the coming into force of the Letters Patent, subject as
mentioned in the proviso to clause 9 of these Instructions
and in the proviso to paragraph (1) of Article 13 of the
Letters Patent", appearing immediately after the fifth
paragraph of the Preamble to the Instructions of 1953,
shall be deleted, but without prejudice to anything
lawfully done thereunder, and the following words shall
be substituted tlerefor:-
"Now, therefore, as from the date of the coming
into force of the Letters Patent".

2. The Proviso to clause 9 of the Instructions of
1953 shall be deleted, but without prejudice to anything
lawfully done thereunder.

3. In paragraph (2) of clause 13 of the Instructions
of 1953 the words "after the coming into force of any
Order made by the Governor under clause 9 of these
Instructions and shall be deleted, but without prejudice
to anything lawfully done thereunder.


Amendment of
Instructions
of 195:1.


Amendment
of clause 9 of
Instructions
of 1953.

Amendment
of clause 13 of
Instructions
of 1953.










Replacement
of clause 26 of
Instructions
of 1953.


5. Clause 26 of the Instructions of 1953 shall be
revoked and the following clause shall be substituted
therefor:-


" E.-officio
Member of
Executive
Councils of
Montserrat
and Virgin
Islands.


26. When the Governor is present in the
Executive Council of the Presidency of Mont-
serrat or of the Presidency of the Virgin
Islands, the Commissioner shall be the ex
officio Member of the Council concerned."


6. For paragraph (2) of clause 29 of the Instructions
of 1953 the following paragraph shall be substituted-
"(2) The nominated and elected Members of
each Presidential Legislative Council shall, not later
than the third sitting after every dissolution of that
Council, and (except in the case of the Legislative


4. Clause 25 of the Instructions of 1953 shall be
revoked and the following clause shall be substituted
therefor:-

"Executive 25.-(1) The Executive Council of each
Councils of the Presidencies of Antigua and Saint
Predence Christopher Nevis and Anguilla shall consist
of the following:-

(i) the Governor;
(ii) the Administrator;
(iii) two Presidential Official Members;
(iv) one Nominated Member; and
(v) four Elected Members:

Provided that, in the case of the Executive
Council of the Presidency of Saint Christopher
Nevis and Anguilla, whenever the number of
Elected Members of the said Executive Council
does not include a person who has been elected
to the Legislative Council of the said Presi-
dency to represent an electoral district in the
Island of Nevis, then the number of Elected
Members of the said Executive Council shall
be increased by the election thereto by the
nominated and elected Members of the said
Legislative Council of an additional Member
from among the elected Members representing
Nevis on the said Legislative Council.

(2) The Executive Council of each of the
Presidencies of Montserrat and the Virgin
Islands shall consist of one ex officio Member
(if the Governor is present in the said Execu-
tive Council) two Presidential Official Members,
one Nominated Member and two Elected
Members."


Replacement
of clause 26 of
Instructions
of 1953.


Amendment
of clause 29 of
Instrnutions
of 1953.











Council of the Presidency of Montserrat) not later
than the third sitting of that Council after the coming
into force of the Leeward Islands Letters Patent,
1955, in respect of the Presidency concerned, elect
from among the elected Members of that Council
such number of persons as is provided in clause 25
of thes, Instructions to be Elected Members of the
Executive Council of the Presidency concerned."

7. Clause 30 of the Instructions of 1953 shall be
amended:-

(a) by the substitution in sub-paragraph (a) of
paragraph (4) of the words "A Presidential
Legislative Council may, by resolution passed in
manner provided in sub-paragraph (b) or sub-
paragraph (c), as the case may be, of this
paragraph" for the words Any Presidential
Legislative Council may. by resolution passed in
mr.nner provided in sub-paragraph (b) of this
paragraph ":

(b) by the substitution of the following sub-para-
graphs for sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph (4)-

(b) In the case of the Presidency of Antigua
and the Presidency of Saint Christopher
Nevis and Anguilla the passing of such a
resolution shall require the casting in favour
thereof of the majority of the votes of all
thl nominated and elected Members of the
Presidential Legislative, Council concerned
other than thet presiding Member, who shall
not he entitled to Note on such a resolution.

(c) In the case of the Presidency of Montserrat
and the Presidency of the Virgin Islands
the passing of such a resolution shall require
the casting in favour thereof of the votes of
not less than two-thirds of all the nominated
and elected Members of the Presidential
Legislative Council concerned other than
the presiding Member, who shall not be
entitled to vote on such a resolution.";

(c) by the insertion immediately after paragraph (4)
of the following new paragraph-

(4A) The Governor may, by Instrument
under the Public Seal of the Colony, declare
that an Elected Member shall cease to be a
Member of the Executive Council of either of
thi Presidencies of Antigua or Saint Christopher
Nevis and Anguilla, and thereupon the seat of
such Elected Member in the said Council shall
become vacant."


Amendment
of clause 30 of
Instruotions
of 10J53.











Amendment
of clauses 30,
31, 33, 3- and
36 of Instruc-
tions of 1353.


8.-(1) In clause 30, clause 31 and the marginal note
thereto, and in clauses 33, 34 and 36 of the Instructions
of 1953 all references to Presidential Appointed Members
shall be omitted wherever such references occur.

(2) In clause 34 of the Instructions of 1953-

(a) subparagraph (b) shall be deleted from
paragraph (2); and

(b) subparagraph (b) shall be deleted from
paragraph (3).

9. Paragraph (1) of clause 36 of the Instructions of
1953 shall be amended-

(a) by the deletion of the words
"The Members of each Presidential Executive
Council shall have seniority and precedence as
We may specially assign, and, in default thereof as
follows:-

First, the ex officio Member, if any;",
and by the substitution therefore of the following
words-" After the Governor the Members of
each Presidential Executive Council shall have
seniority and precedence as We may specially
assign, and, in default thereof as follows:-

First, the Administrator, or the ex o/ficio
Member (if any), as the case may be;"; and

(b) by the deletion of the words "as the case may
be" wherever such words occur.

10. The Instructions of 1953 shall be amended by
tile insertion of the following Part ilnmediately after
Part III-

PART IIIA

Administrative functions of Members of the ExrMcut,
Councils of the Presidencies of Antigua and Saitnt
Christop/her Nevis and Anguilla

Assignment 39A.-(1) The Governor may by directions
of Depart in writing-
mei0s to (a) charge an A administrator or any Presi-
the Executive deitial Official Membfr of the Execu-
Councils of tive Coincils of the l'rsidencies of
Antig'ua Antigua and Saint (Christopher Nevis
and Saint and Anguilla with the administration
Christopher
Nevis and of any department or subject;
Anguilla.
Anguill. (b) declare which departments or subjects
may be assigned to Elected Members
of the Executive Councils of such
Presidencies; and


Amendment
of clause 36 of
Instructions
of 1953.


Insertion of
new Part in
instructions
of 1953.











(o) revoke or vary any directions given
under this paragraph.

(2) The Governor may by directions in
writing-

(a) charge any Elected Member of the
said Executive Councils with the
administration of any department or
subject during such time as it shall
be declared under subparagraph (b)
of paragraph (1) of this clause to be a
department or subject which may be
assigned to Elected Members, so that
in the Executive Council of each such
Presidency there shall be three such
Members so charged; and

(b) revoke or vary any directions given
under this paragraph.

MiniRters. 39B. Aln Elected Member of the Execu-
ti e Councils of either of the Presidencies of
Antigua or Saint Christopher Nevis and
Anguilla shall, while charged with the ad-
ministration of any department or subject
under the provisions of clause 39A. of these
Instructions, be styled a Minister.

Temporary 39C.-(1) (a) If it shall be decided by the
ussignmentof(,vernor that an Administrator or a Presiden-
and Actine" tial Ofitial Menmber of either of the Executive
Ministers. Councils of A ntigua or Saint Christopher Nevis
and Anguilla is for any cause temporarily
unable to administer any department or sub-
ject with the administration of which he is
charged, then the Governor may, by directions
in writing (and notwithstanding that the
department or subject is not declared under
sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph (1) of clause
3).V of these, Instructions to be a department
or sulbject which m;ay be assigned to Elected
Members) clalrit with the administration of
that departmin-nt or subject ainy other Member
of the Executive councill concerned until such
time as the said Administirator or the Presi-
dential Official Member is declared by the
Governor again to be able to administer the
same.

The Governor may by directions in
writing, revoke or vary any directions given
under this sub-paragraph.











(b) If it shall be decided by the Governor
that a Minister is for any cause temporarily
unable to administer any department or subject
with the administration of which he. is charged,
then the Governor may charge with the
administration of that department or subject
any other Member of the Executive Council
concerned until such time as the said Ministor
is declared by the Governor again to be able to
administer the same. The Governor may, by
directions in writing, revoke or vary any
directions given under this sub-paragraph.

(2) An Elected Memler of the said
Executive Councils, other than a Minister,
while charged with th., admitnistiiiaion of any
department or subject under thte pro\rvisions if
this clause, shall be styled an Acting Minister.

Disagreement 39D.-(1) If the public officer who is for
between the time being head oif my department shall,
Minister and
Heed of on alny question relating to the administration
Department. of the department, disagree with the Minister
charged with the administration of the depart-
ment, then-
(a) the said officer may submit to the
Minister in writing a statement of his
reasons for disagreeing with the
Minister and of his own reconlm-inda-
tions on the question at issue;
(b) the Minister shall send to the Clerk to
the Executive Council of the Presi-
denlcy concerned a copyy (o such state-
ment together with any written state-
ment which he himself may wish to
make on the question at issue: and
(c) the question shall be considered at a
meeting of the Executiv(e Council (of
the Presidenicy concer,(ind and shall
be disposed of as the Gove rnor or, it
the Governor be not present, tih
Administrator, may direct.
(2) In this clause the expression Minis-
ter" includes an Acting Minister.
Control of 39E. In administering the departments
Depart- for which they are. responsible, Ministers a-mI
ments. Acting Ministers shall act through the public
officers who are for the time being heads of
those departments.

Leave of 39F. The Governor, or thi Administrator,
absence of as the case may be, may grant leave of absence
Ministers. from his duties to any Minister or Acting
Minister."










11. For paragraph (1) of clause 42 of the Instructions Amendment
of 1953 there shall he substituted the following of clause 42 of
Instrnotions
paragraphs- of 1953.
(1) The Executive Councils of the Presidencies
of Antigna and Saint hlristopher N-vis and Anguilla
shall not le suniimoned -xcept by the nuthority of the
Governor or of the Administrator, as the case may be,
but shall be so summoned on the written request of
any Minister of the Presidency concerned.

(lA) The Executive Councils of the Presidencies
of Montserrat and the Virgin Islands shall not be
sunminoned except by the authority of the Governor
or of the Commissioner, as the case may be."

12. The following new clause shall be inserted in Insertion of
the Instructions of 1953 immediately after clause 42- w clause in
Instructions
" Voting in New 42A.-(1) Where any matter is of 1953.
the Execn- dependent upon the decision of the Executive
tive Councils
o'f Anti: Council of the Presidency of Antigua, or of
and Saint the Presidency of Saint Christopher Nevis and
Christopher Anguilla, any decision shall be regarded as
Nevi :,nd Ih e decision of the said Council if a majority
Anguill. of the votes of the Members present and voting
are cast in favour thereof. Neither the
Governor nor, in the absence of the Governor,
the Administrator, shall have an original vote,
buw if upon any question the votes shall
be equally divided, the Governor or the
Administrator, as the case may be, may give a
oastine vote. In the absence of the Governor
and of the Administrator the Member presiding
shall have an original vote and may also, if
upon any question the votes shall be equally
divided, give a casting vote.

(2) Whenever the Governor is present in
either of the said Executive Councils the
Administrator concerned shall have no original
vote."

13. Clause 44 of the Instructions of 1953 shall be Revocation of
revoked. clause 44 of
Instructions
of 1953.

14. Clause 45 of the Instructions of 1953 shall be Replacement
revoked and the following clause substituted therefor:- of olasc
of Instruc-
tions of 1953.
"Governor 45. The Governor in the case of the
and Com- Executive Council of the Colony, and the
ionisioners Governor or the Commissioner in the case of
qnotion. the Executive Councils of the Presidencies of
Montserrat and the Virgin Islands, shall alone
be entitled to submit questions to the said
Executive Councils for their advice and










decision; hut if the Governor or Commissioner
decline to subluit any question to an Executive
Council when requested in writing by any
Member thereof so to do, it shall be competent
to such Member to require that there shall be
recorded upon the minutes his written applica-
tion, together with the answer returned by the
Governor, or Commissioner, to the same."

Revocation of 15. Clause 46 of the Instructions of 1953 shall be
clause 46 of revoked.
Instructions
of 1953.
Insertion of 16. The following new clauses shall be inserted in
new clauses in the Instructions of 1953 immediately after clause 57-
Instructions
of 1953.
"Exercise of 57A. In the exercise of the functions
functions conferred by the following provisions of these
conferred on
Governor andInstructions-
Admnin-
istrator." (i) clause 4,

(ii) paragraph (1) of clause 27,
(iii) paragraph (1) of clause 28,

(iv) subparagraphs (b) and (c) of para-
graph (2) and subparagraph (c) of
paragraph (3) of clause 30,

(v) subparagraphs (a) and (b) of para-
graph (1) and paragraph (2) of
clause 31,
(vi) clause 32,

(vii) subparagraphs (a) and (c) of para-
graph (2) and subparagraph (b) of
paragraph (4) of clause 34,
(viii) paragraph (1) of clause 36,

(ix) clause 37,

(x) paragraph (3) of clause 38,
(xi) paragraph (1) of clause 39A,
(xii) subparagraph (a) of paragraph (1)
of clause 39C,

(xiii) clause 39F,

(xiv) paragraph (1) of clause 42A,

the Governor, or the Administrator, as the case
may be, shall act in his discretion.












Where
Article 130
of Leeward
Islands
Letters
Patent 1953
does not
apply.


57B. Nothing in Article 13C of the
Leeward Islands Letters Patent, 1953, shall
apply to matters for which provision is made
by paragraph (1) of clause 42, or clause 55 of
these Instructions."


17. These Instructions shall have effect, in respect Commenoe-
of each Presidency, as from the date of the commencement ment.
of the Leeward Islands Letters Patent, 1955, in respect of
the Presidency concerned.


Given at Our Court at Saint James's this twenty-eighth
day of December, in the Fourth year of Our Reign.







































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STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.

1955, No. 15.



RESOLUTION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF MONTSERRAT
DATED DECEMBER 21, 1955, MADE UNDER SECTION 15
OF THE CUSTOMS DUTIES ORDINANCE, 1928 (NO. 7 OF
1928).


WHERI- EAS by Seetion 15 of the Customs Duties
Ordinance, 1928, it is provided that the Legislative Council
may from time to time by resolution increase, reduce, abolish
or otherwise alter the Customs duty leviable on any goods
imported in the Presidency;

AND WHEREAS the Roman Catholic Church in the
months of June, ulyv and August, 1953 purchased from
merchants in the Presidency a quantity of merchandise
imported into the Presidency in the year one thousand nine
hundred a nd fifty-tlhre;

ANI) WHli~RiiEAS it is expedient to remit the Customs
duty leviable ,)ni th merchandise hereinbefore referred to;

NOW THEREFiI:OU E, BE IT RESOLVED that the
Customs duty leviable on the merchandise imported into the
Presidency in the vYar one thousand nine hundred and fifty-
three and purcihis:ed by the Roman Catholic Church in the
months of June, July aiid August of the said year shall be
remitted.

Passed the Legislative o(',uncil this 21st day of December,
1955.

Js. H. CAtROTT,
(lerk of the Council.

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RESOLUTION
DATED
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OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF MONTSERRAT
DECEMBER 21, 1955, MADE UNDER SECTION 15
CUSTOMS DUTIES ORDINANCE, 1928, (No. 7 OF


BE IT RESOLVED by the Legislature of Montserrat
as follows:-

The Second Schedule to the Customs Duties Ordinance,
1928 shall lie and is hereby amended by the insertion of the
words or take out of bond in item 6 thereof, between the
words imported and especially ".

Passed the Legislative Council the 21st day of December,
1955.

Js. H. CARROTT,
Clerk of the Council.















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No. 17 of 1955. Interpretation of Laws ANTIGUA.
(Amendment).




[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
31st December, 1955.









ANTIGUA.

No. 17 of 1955.

An Ordinance to amend further the Interpretation
of Liws Ordiiinance, 1896.
ENACTEI) by the Legislature of Antigua
:is follows:-
1. his Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
Interpretattion of Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 6/1896.
1955, and shall be read as one with the Interpre- 22/1927.
station of Laws Ordinance, 1896, as amended, a/198s.
hereinafter called the Principal Ordinance. 18/99.
16/1953.

2. Section 18 of the Principal Ordinance is Amendment
of section 18
hereby amended by the substitution of the of the Princi-
following paragraphs for paragraphs (6) and (7) pal Ordinance.
thereof:-
(6) The expression "Governor"
shall mean the officer for the time being
administering the Government of the Leeward
Islands and shall include the Administrator
of the Presidency when he is administering
the Government of the Presidency;







ANTIGUA. 2 Interpretation of Lauws
(Amendment).


No. 17 of 1955.


(7) The expression "Governor in
Council" shall mean, save as otherwise
provided by Letters Patent under the Great
Seil of the United Kingdom, by any Order
of Her Majesty in Council or by Instructions
under the Royal Sign Manual and Signet,
the Governor acting with the advice of
the Executive Council of the Presidency,
and, to such an extent as may be provided
by any such Letters Patent, O, der of Her
Majesty in Council or Instructions, in
accordance with thli advice, but not neces-
sarily in such Council assembled. "

Commence- 3. This Ordinance shall come into operation
ment. on a day to bo appointed by the Governor by
proclamation published in the Gazetl.


ALEC LOVELACE,
President.


Pasedi the
day of December,


Legislbtiyve Council this 29th
1955.


F. A. CLARKE,
Acting Clerk of the ('oncil.














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CUSTOMS DUTIES.

RESuILTIoN OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF ANTIGUA
DATED DiE)CEMBER 8, 1955, MADE UNDER SECTION 15 OF
THE CUSTOMS DUTIES ORDINANCE, 1927, (No. 11 OF
1927).

WHEREAS Section 15 of the Customs Duties Ordinance,
1927, provides that the Legislative Council may from time to
time by resolution increase, reduce, abolish or otherwise alter
the Customs Duty leviable on any goods imported into the
Presidency:
BE IT RESOLVED that-
(1) The Second Schedule to the Customs Duties
Ordinance, 1927, shall be and is hereby altered
and amended by the addition after item 31 of
the following item-
"31A. Rods and reels, artificial baits,
hooks, swivels, hemp fishing lines, metal
lines (stainless steel, copper and monel),
seines, nets, corks and leads, cotton seine
twine, gill-net twine, coir rope, galvanized
mesh wire No. 16 British Standard gauge,
and when certified by the Fisheries Officer
to be imported specifically for use in the
fishing industry, anchors, chains, spars and
marine engines ";

(2) The resolution dated 18th July 1955 (S. R. & 0.
1955 No. 11) is hereby revoked.
Passed the Legislative Council the 8th day of December,
1955.
F. A. CLARKE,
Acting Clerk of the Council.
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No. 15 of 1955.


Public Se7r~~e' C~ornmisszon ATG A

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W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
31st December, 1955.


ANTIGUA.

No. 15 of 1955.

An Ordinance to make provision for the creation
of a Public Service Commission.
ENACTED by the Legislature of Antigua
as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Public
Service Commis'ion Ordinance, 1955, and shall
come into operation on a day to be appointed by
the Governor by Proclamation published in the
Gazette.

2. In this Ordinance, unless the context
otherwise requires-
Administrator" means the person for the
time being holding the office of Adminis-
trator of the Presidency and includes
every person for the time being acting as
such in his stead;
Governor" means the Governor and Com-
mander in Chief of the Leeward Islands

S"/eing administering the Government of

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Short title and
Commence-
ment.




Interpretation.


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ANTIGUA. 4 Public Seivice Commission. No. 15 of 1955.
Powerto make 9. The Governor may make Regulations
Regfltons" for giving effect to the provisions of this Ordi-
Public Service nance, and in particular and without prejudice
Commission to the generality of the foregoing power may by
such Regulations make provision for all or any
of the following matters, that is to say:-

(a) the membership of the Commission;
(b) the appointment, tenure of office
and terms of service of members of the
Commission;
(c) the organisation of the work of
the Commission and the manner in which
the Commission shall perform its functions;
(d) consultation by the Commission
with persons other than members of the
Commission;
(e) the appointment, tenure of office
and term;: of service of staff to assist the
Commission in the performance of its
functions;
(f) the protection and privilege of
members of the Commission in respect of
the performance of their duties and the privi-
lege of communications to and from the
Commission or its members in case of legal
proceedings;
(.) the definition and trial of offences
connected with the functions of the Commis-
sion and the imposition of prninlties for such
offences:
Provided that no such pei;lty shall
exceed a fine of one thousand dollars and
imprisonment for a term of six months.
ALEC LOVELACE,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 29th
day of December, 1 955.
F. A. CLARKE,
Acting Clerk of the Council.
ANTIGUA
Printed at the Government Printilng Office, Leeward Ih;ands,
by E. 31. BLACKMAN. Governirient Printer. -Iv .\Aithoirity.
1956.


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No. 16 of 1955.


Aniqu(a Consli/?,tion and
AEleclons (Aviendutent)


[L.S.1
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
31st Decembhtr, 1955.









ANTIGUA.
No. 16 of 1955.

An Ordinance to amend further the Antigua
Constitution and Elections Ordinance, 1951.

ENACTED by the Legislature of Antigua
as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the
Antigua Constitution and Elections (Amend-
ment) Ordinance, 1955, and shall he read as one
with the Antigua Constitution and Elections
Ordinance, 1951, as amended, hereinafter called
the Principal Ordinance.

2. Subsection (1) of section 2 of the
Principal Ordinance is hereby amended by the
insertion immediately after the definition of
"electoral district" of the following definition-

"the Executive Council" means the
Executive Council of the Presi-
dency; ".

3. Subsection (2) of section 25 and sub-
section (1) of section 43 of the Principal
Ordinance are hereby amended by the substitu-
tion of the word five for the word three "


ANTIGUA.


Short title.



5/1952.
1311964.

Amendment of
section 2 of
the Principal
Ordinance.


Amendment of
sections 25 &
43 of the Prin-
cipal Ordi-
nance.








ANTIGUA. ntijua constitutionn and No. 16 of 1955.
Elections (Amendment)

Amendmentof 4. Section 31 of the Principal Ordinance
section 31 of is hereby amended as follows:-
tho Prinoipal
Ordinance.
(a) In subsection (1) the words "in his
discretion appearing immediately after
the words the Governor, at any time are
hereby deleted, and the n words which he
shall think fit" are hereby substituted
therefore;
(b) Subsection (2) is hereby repealed
and the following subsections substituted
therefor-
(2) The Governor shall not make
any declaration under this section except in
accordance with the following conditions,
that is to say:-
(a) the question whether the
declaration should be made shall first
be submitted in writing by the Governor
to the Executive Council and if, upon
the question bei ii so submitted to it,
the Executive Council shall resolve
that the declaration be made, the
Governor may make the declaration;
(,) if, when the question whether
the declaration should he made is sub-
mitted to it as aforesaid. the Ix:,ecuti ve
Council shall not, within such time a,;
the (Iovernor shall think reasonable
and expJedient, resolve that the declare
tion be made, then-
(i) the iGovernor may submit
the said question to a Secretary of
State and may make the declara-
tion if, upon the question being so
submitted to him, a Secretary ol
State authorises the Goovernor to
make the declaration- or
(ii) the Governor may make
the declaration without submitting
the said question to a Secretary









No. 16 of 1955.


Antigua C. institution and
Elections (Amendment)


3 ANTIGUA.


of State, if in the Governor's
opinion, urgent necessity requires
that the declaration be made
without obtaining the authority of
a Secretary of State; in which
case he shall, at the time of
making the declaration, certify in
i riting that urgent necessity
requires that the declaration be
made without obtaining such
authority.

(2A) (a) Whenever the Governor,
in accordance with the provisions of
paragraph (b) of ;bhsection (2) of this
,section, shall submit to a Secretary of
S ate( the qiii'stion wethetr a declara-
tion should be made. or shall make a
declaration without submitting the
said question to a Sccretary of State,
he shall inform the Executive Council
in \\ writing of his reasons for so doing.
(h) 'Whenever the Governor shall
make a declaration under this section,
other than a declaration made with
the authority of a Secretary of State,
he ,shall forthwith report to a secretary
of State the making of, and the reasons
for. the declaration ;nd, in the case of
a declaration made in accordance with
the provisions of subparagraph (ii) of
paragraph (b) of subsection (2), the
grounds of urgency,"


5. The following new section is hereby
inserted immediately after section 34 of the
Principal Ordinance:--

"34 A. In the exercise of the func-
tions conferred by sections 6, 8 and 9,
paragraph (b) and tOhe proviso to
paragraph (1) of subsection (3) and
subsection (1) of section 2, subsection
(1) of section 14, subsections (1) and
(5) of section 16, section 17, section 21,


Insertion of
new section in
the Principal
Ordinance.
Exercise of
functions con-
ferred on
C4ovcrnor and
Administrator.








ANTIGUA. 4 Antiq.ua Consti/ution and
Elections (Amendment).


No. 16 of 1955.


subsection (1) of section 25, sections 35,
37, 39, subsection (1) of section 43,
sections 50, 57, 58 and subsection (3)
of section 79 of this Ordinance, the
Governor or the Administrator, as the
case may be, shall act in his discretion."
Commencement. 6. This Ordinance shall come into opera-
tion on a day to be appointed by the Governor
by Proclamation published in the Gazette.


ALEC LOVELACE,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 29th
day of December, 1955.


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





















ANTIGUA.
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by BLACKMAN, Governinmint Printer.- -y Authority.
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