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    Supplement to the Leeward Islands Gazette: Address by His Excellency the Governor to General Legislative Council, 28th January 1956
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    Montserrat - Ordinance, No. 8 of 1955: Hotels Aid (Amendment) Ordinance, 1955
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    Virgin Islands - Ordinance, No. 8 of 1955: Water and Electricity Supply Ordinance, 1955
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    Virgin Islands - Ordinance, No. 12 of 1955: Road Ordinance, 1955
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        Page D 7
    Virgin Islands - Ordinance, No. 13 of 1955: Interpretation of Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 1955
        Page E 1
    General Government - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 5 of 1956: Stamps (Invalidation) Order, 1956
        Page F 1
    General Government - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 6 of 1956 Montserrat Postal Service (Amendment) Rules and Regulations, 1956
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LESEWARD ISLANDS


-/ GAZETTE.

Publisbeb bn 21utboritv.


VOL. LXXXIV.


THURSDAY, 2ND FEBRUARY, 1956.


N notices.


It is hereby notified for general
information that the following repre-
sentative members of the General
Legislative Council were, on the 27th
January, 1956, elected by the
unofficial members of the Council to
be the unofficial members of the
Federal Executive Council:-
Hon. V. C. BIRD;
Hon. R. L. BRADSHAW;
Hon. J. N. FRANCE;
Hon. E. H. LAKE;
Hon. H. R. PENN, M.B.E.; and
Hon. J. C. L. WALL.
2. The Hon. R. L. BRADSHAW
was elected to be Deputy President
of the General Legislative Council.
3. His Excellency appointed the
Hon. C. S. ROBERTS to be an Official,
and the Hon. S. T. CHRISTIAN, O.B.E.
to be a Nominated, member of the
Federal Executive Council on the
27th January, 1956.

The Secretariat,
Antigua.
31st January, 1956.
C. 18/000002.

Invalidation of Stamps.
It is hereby notified for general
information that, in accordance with
the provisions of the Stamps (Invali-
dation) Order, 1956 (General
Government S.R. & O. No. 5 of 1956),
the special issue of stamps commem-
orating the three hundredth
anniversary of the settlement of the
island of Anguilla, originally
authorised for use by and under the
Stamps (Anguilla Tercentenary)
Order, 1950 (General Government
S.R. & 0. No. 29 of 1950), the
continued use whereof was authorised
by the Stamps (Continuance of Use)
Order, 1953 (General Government
(S.R. & 0. No. 21 of 1953), will no
longer be used for the payment of
postage or stamp duties after the 31st
July, 1956.
2, 'Provision has, however, been
made in the abovementioned Invali-
dation Order for a period of grace of
three months thereafter, that is, on or
before the 31st October, 1956, within
which holders/ of stamps invalidated
by the Ordr may effect their



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exchange at a Post Office in the
Presidency of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla
for a stamp or stamps of equal value
authorised for use in that Presidency.

The Secretariat,
Antigua.
30th January, 1956.
62/00009-II.

NATURALIZATION.
A Certificate of Naturalization
No. 1 of 1956 dated the 21st Decem-
ber, 1955, has been granted to Miss
MARIA ROMANA DIAS of Long
Street, St. John's, Antigua, under the
British Nationality Act, 1948.

The Secretariat,
Antigua.
27th January, 1956.
Ref. No. 65/00024.

BY THE COMMISSIONER OF
THE PRESIDENCY OF THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS.

A PROCLAMATION.

H. A. C. HOWARD,
Commissioner.
WHEREAS by section 24 of the
Road Ordinance, 1955 (No. 12/1955)
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, HENRY
ANTHONY CAMILLO HOWARD, the
Officer for the time being administer-
ing the Government of the Presidency
of the Virgin Islands, do by this my
proclamation declare that the said
Ordinance shall come into operation
on the 2nd day of February, 1956.
AND all Her Majesty's loving
subjects in the Presidency of the
Virgin Islands and all others whom
it may concern are hereby required
to take due notice hereof and give
their ready obedience accordingly.
GIVEN at the Commissioner's Office,
at Tortola in the Virgin Islands
this 2nd day of February, 1956,
and in the fourth year of Her
Majesty's reign.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!


Workmen's Compensation Act.
The attention of persons in Antigua
employing workmen, as defined by
the Workmen's Compensation Act,
1937, is directed to the notice dated
26th February, 1955 published in the
Leeward Islands Gazette on the 10th
March, 1955, whereby such persons
are required to render, on or before
the 15th day of February in every
year to the Labour Commissioner,
a correct return in respect of the
preceding calendar year specifying:-

(a) The total number of
injuries to workmen during the
year in respect of which compen-
sation has been paid.
(b) The number of fatal
injuries included under (a).
(c) The total amount paid in
full settlement of claim for com-
pensation in respect of non-fatal
injuries.
(d) The total amount paid to
dependents in respect of fatal
injuries.
(e) The number of non-fatal
injuries which have been classi-
fied as of a permanent nature.
(f) Full details.respecting any
payment of compensation being
made on account of temporary
disablement under section 4
(1) (d).
Dated the 30th day of January,
1956.
Administrator.

It is hereby notified for general
information that the tender for the
operation of the Mail Service between
Barbuda and Antigua from 1st Jan.,
1956 to 31st December, 1956 has
been awarded to REYNOLD ASKIE in
respect of his sloop the "Jocelyn ".
Administrator's Office,
Antigua.
30th January, 1956.
Itef. No. PW.C. 62/6.

VIRGIN ISLANDS
The Marriage Ordinance, 1924
Appointment under Section 8.
It is notified that the Reverend
H. C. DIXON has been appointed a
Marriage Officer for the Presidency
of the Virgin Islands with effect from
the 21st day of January, 1956.
Ref. No. 8/00012.


No. 7,


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THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


The following building has been
registered by the Registrar General of
the Virgin Islands under the provi-
sions of Section 17 of the Marriage
Ordinance, 1924, as amended, as a
place wherein Banns of Marriage may
be published in the Virgin Islands:-
The Church of God (Holiness)
situate at the North Sound in the
island of Virgin Gorda in the
Presidency of the Virgin Islands.

Commissioner's Office,
Tortola,
British Virgin Islands.
23rd January, 1956.
36100007.

No. 12

Appointments and transfers etc.,
in the public service, with effect from
the dates stated, are published for
general information:-

BYRON, Mrs. A.R. Certificated
Teacher Cl. I (woman) Montserrat,
retired, ]6th January, 1956.
M.E. 91.
DARBY, Mr. FINON, to act Manager,
Electricity Department, Montserrat,
during Mr. H. BROUGH'S casual
leave followed by secondment to
Tortola, B.V.I., 9th December, 1955.
M. 13/112.
GALLWEY, Mr. G. M., Junior Clerk,
Public Works Department,
Montserrat, to act Senior Clerk,
Public Works Department,
during Mr. J. P. Meade's second-
ment, 12th December, 1955.
M.E. 58.
GOOPRIDGE, B.A., Mr. R. V.,
resigned, 31st December, 1955.
M.E. 350.
MEADE, Mr. J. P., Senior Clerk,
Public Works Department, Mont-
serrat, seconded as Surveyor
Assistant, Montserrat, (Scheme
D. 3359-Improvement of Plymouth
Water Supply). 12th December,
1955.
M.E. 53.
ROBERTS, Miss B. A. Junior Clerk,
Education Department, Montserrat,
resigned, 18th December, 1955.
M.E. 321
RUSSELL; Miss A. A., Junior Clerk,
Post Office, Montserrat, transferred
to Junior Clerk, Agricultural
Department (G.M.D.), 1st January,
1956.
ME. 336.
SIMON, C. Warder C1. I., Montserrat
Prison, retired, 16th November,
1955.
M.E. 87.
SQUTHWELL, Miss S. C. E. Junior
Clerk, Agricultural Department
(G.M.D.), Montserrat, transferred
to Education, Department, (Secon-
dary School), Junior Clerk, 1st
January, 1956.
M.E. 327.


No. 13.

The following Ordinances and
Statutory Rules and Orders are circu-
lated with this Gazette and form
part thereof:-

ORDINANCES.
Montserrat.
No. 8 of 1955, "The Hotels Aid
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1955."
1 pp. Price 3 cents.
Virgin Islands.

No. 8 of 1955, "The Water and
Electricity Supply Ordinance, 1955."
8pp. Price 10 cents.
No. 12 of 1955, The Road Ordi-
nance, 1955." 9 pp. Price 11 cents.

No. 13 of 1955, The Interpreta-
tion of Laws (Amendment) Ordi-
nance, 1955. 1 pp. Price 3 cents.

STATUTORY RULES & ORDERS.
General Government.
No. 5 of 1956, The Stamps (Invali-
dation) Order, 1956."
1 pp. Price 3 cents.
No. 6 of 1956, "The Montserrat
Postal Service (Amendment) Rules
and Regulations, 1956.
4 pp. Price 6 cents.

ACQUISITION OF LAND
Notice required under Section
4 of the Land Acquisition

Act, 1944.

(No. 11 of 1944)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that it appears to the Governor in
Council that the lands described in
the Schedule hereto and situate at
Galways in the parish of Saint
Anthony in the island of Montserrat
are likely to he needed for purposes
which in the opinion of the Governor
in Council are public purposes,
namely, for housing purposes, AND
that it is necessary to make a prelimi-
nary survey of the said land.
SCHEDULE.

A piece or parcel of land contain-
ing approximately 21 acres forming
part of lands owned by JOHN HENRY
JEFFEBS known as Galways Estate
and situate at Galways in the parish
of Saint Anthony in the island
of Montserrat.
Dated the 17th day of January,
1956.
Js. H. CARROT,
Clerk of the Council.

Commissioner's Office,
Plymouth, lMontserrat.
Ref. No. M. 38/44.


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 23rd January, 1956.
BRITISH-AMERICAN TOBACCO
COMPANY, LTD., of Westminster
House, 7 Mill Bank, London, S.W.,
have applied for Registration of Two
Trade Marks consisting of the fol-
lowing:-


SKRUSEAL


MILLECEL
in Class 45, that is to say: Tobacco
whether manufactured or unmanu-
factured.

The Applicants claim that they
have not used the said Trade Marks
in respect of the said goods prior to
the date of their said Application.

Any person may within three
months from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the Leeward Islands Gazette, give
notice in duplicate at the Trade
Marks Office, Antigua, of opposition
to registration of the said Trade
Marks.
CECIL O. BYRON,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.

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

ANTIGUA CIRCUIT.
A.D. 1956.

Notice is hereby given that in pur-
suance of Rules made by the Chief
Justice under Section 16 of the Wind-
ward 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 Puisne JuJge
selected for the sitting of the Court in
the Antigna Circuit has appointed the
day of the month on which the
ensuing Circuit Court shall sit as
follows, that is to say:-

The Antigua Circuit on Monday
the 30th January, 1956, at 10 o'clock
in the forenoon.
Dated the 6th day of January, 1956.
CECIL O. BYRON,
Acting Registrar of the Supreme
Court.


INCOME TAX NOTICE.

The Income Tax Ordinance No.
7 of 1945 (as amended).
PUBLIC OFFICERS AND PENSIONERS.

Any public officer or pensioner
liable to pay income tax whose
income including that of his wife
consists solely of his and/or her
emoluments as a public officer or
pensioner or other allowance from


[2 February, 1956.









THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


public funds, shall deliver a true
and correct return of his whole
income to the Commissioners not
later than the 31st day of January,
1956. (Section 67 and S. R. & O.
1946, No. 13).
OTHER PERSONS.
Every person (including a com-
pany) liable to pay income tax shall
deliver a true and correct return of
his whole income not later than the
31st day of March, 1956 (Section 67
and S. R. & O. 1946, No. 13).

AGENTS, TRUSTEES, ETC.
Any person having the direction,
control or management of any
property or concern, or being in
receipt of income; on behalf of any
person, whether resident or non-
resident, as attorney, factor, agent,
trustee, curator or committee
should make and deliver to the
Commissioners a return in respect
of such property, concern or income
not later than the 31st day of March,
1956. (Sections 28 and 29).

GENERAL.
Any person may be considered to
be liable to pay income tax" if his
income from all sources exceeds one
hundred and twelve pounds ($537.60).

All claims for deduction from
income tax must be substantiated by
the production of receipts or other
bona fide evidence.
PENALTIES.
Any person liable to pay income
tax who fails to make or deliver a
return within the prescribed period
shall be guilty of an offence against
this Ordinance and shall be liable on
conviction to a penalty not exceed-
ing one hundred pounds, and in
default of payment to imprisonment
with or without hard labour for a
term not exceeding six months.
Section 68.

Any person who makes or delivers
a false return or keeps or prepares
any false accounts or particulars
concerning any income on which
tax is payable shall be guilty of
an offence and shall be liable on
conviction to a fine not exceeding
five hundred pounds, or to imprison-
ment with or without hard labour
for a term not exceeding six months.
(Section 64).

E. G. O. M. BERRIDGE,
for the Commissioners.


RAINFALL FIGURES.
Central Experiment Station.
Antigua.


Month. 1952. 1953. 1953. 1955. 1956.
Jan. to 28th 1.69 1.86 2.93 2.16 5.00


BRITISH CARIBBEAN
CURRENCY BOARD.


Rates of Commission for the
Issue and Redemption of Coin.


(Currency Ordinance, 1950,
Section 7 (1) ).
Issue: Seven sixteenths per centum.

Redemption: One-half per centum
and in addition to the above rates the
cost of any telegram sent by the
Board or by the Crown Agents in
connection therewith.

L. SPENCE,
Executive Commissioner,
British Caribbean
Currency Board.

Headquarters,
Board of Commissioners of
Currency,
British Caribbean Territories,
Trinidad.
13th January, 1956.
Ref. No. 24/00007-II.

Applications are invited to fill a
post of Statistician on the staff of the
Central Secretariat of the Caribbean
Commission, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.
Men and Women are equally eligible
for the post.

Qualifications: Candidates
should be University graduates hold-
ing an advanced degree in Economics
and Statistics or be able to provide
evidence of advanced graduate work
in an academic institution of good
standing. In addition they should
have advanced practical experience
in the particular fields indicated, in
a specialised Government Depart-
ment, International Agen cy or
Private enterprise.

Applicants should:

(1) have a working knowledge
of the two languages of the
Caribbean Commission (English
and French) with complete
fluency in at least one of them,
and

(2) be familiar with modern
and standard systems in use in
the coordination of international
statistics.

Job Description: To collect,
collate, analyse and otherwise prepare
for publication and dissemination
Caribbean social and economic statis-
tics and to carry out such other
specific studies and projects in the
field of statistics and related economic
problems as may be assigned to the
successful candidate from time to
time. To supervise and direct a
Statistical department.


The salary for this post is US
$3,600 per annum rising by incre-
ments of US $240 on the basis of
satisfactory work to a maximum
of US $6,000 per annum.
Salary is expressed in US dollars
but will be payable in the currency
of the country in which the employee
is stationed. Entrance at a higher
point in the salary scale will depend
on the qualifications and experience
of the candidate.

Preference will be given to appli-
cants who, besides being able to carry
out the duties of the job described
above, possess practical experience in
the field of economic research.

Applications should reach the office
of the Secretary General of the
Caribbean Commission not later
than March 31, 1956 and should
indicate whether the applicant, if
appointed, will be able to assume
duty at short notice; they should be
accompanied by a curriculum vitae,
references, testimonials and one
photograph.

Further particulars may be obtained,
if required, from:

The Secretary General,

Caribbean Commission,

Kent House,

Port of Spain,
Trinidad; B.W.I.
to whom all communications should
be addressed.

Port of Spain, Trinidad,

January 23, 1956.
16/00006.


TRAFFIC NOTICE.

The Vehicles & Road Traffic

Ordinance, 1946.


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

Until further notice, the lighting
period of vehicles shall be from
6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Dated this 24th day of January,
1956.

E. M. V. JAMES, Lt.-Col.,

Traffic Commissioner.
Bef. No. 36/00007.


2 February, 1956.]








THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


Revised list of persons registered under the Midwives' Ordinance No. 7 of 1951, for the
Presidency of Montserrat, as at the 1st January, 1956.


Serial No.
1. (3)
2. (9)
3. (16)
4. (24)
5. (29)
6. (4)
7. (5)
8. (23)
9. (13)
10. (1)
11. (22)
12. (26)
13. (25)
14. (28)
15. (15)
16. (10)
17. (20)
18. (27)
19. (18)
20. (17)
21. (19)
22. (31)
23. (11)
24. (14)
25. (7)
26. (21)
27. (12)
28. (8)
29. (2)
30. (30)


Name.
Allen, Clemence Mary Elizabeth
Barzey, Catherine (Mrs.)
Bramble, Elizabeth
Buffong, Catherine
Browne, Diana
Cadogan, Lilian (Mrs.)
Clarke, Kathleen (Left island)
Cooper, Mary (Mrs.)
Clarke, Catherine
Edwards, Winifred
Frith, Catherine (Mrs.) (Left island)
Fenton, Charlotte
Greenaway, Leonora Adina (Mrs.)
Greenaway, Mary (Mrs.)
Greenaway, Catherine (Mrs.)
Griffith, Doris (Mrs.) (Left island)
Griffith, Edith (Mrs.)
Isles, Eleanor Teresa) Left island)
Lee, Mary Susannah Gordon
Piper, Verna (Mrs.) (Left island)
Philip, Vera Nelitha
Ponde, Rosie (Left island)
Richardson, Ina (Left island)
Roache, Katherine
Frewin, Beryl Geraldine (Left island)
Tuitt, Rosanna
Wade, Catherine
Warner, Susan (Mrs.)
White, Sarah (Mrs.)
Wyke, Elizabeth (Mrs.)


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 24th January, 1956.

PHILIP MORRIS INCORPORATED of 100 Park Avenve, New York, New York,
United States of America, have applied for Registration of One Trade Mark consisting of the
following:-


Marlboro


in Class 45 that is to say Cigarettes.
The Applicants claim that they have used the said Trade Mark in respect of the said
goods for 10 months before the date of their said Application.
Any person may within three months from the date of the first appearance of this
Advertisement in the Leeward Islands Gazetle, 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.


Address
Glendon Hospital
Cork Hill
Glendon Hospital
St. George's Hill
Baker Hill
Plymouth
Harris'
Bethel
Glendon Hospital
St. John's
Salem
Kinsale
Infirmary
St. John's
Glendon Hospital
Plymouth
Plymouth
do
Harris'
Bethel
Harris'
St. Patrick's
Glendon Hospital
,,
Plymouth
Bethel
Glendon Hospital
do
St. Peter's
Salem
J. H. L. BROWNE,
Secretary, Midwives' Board.


[2 February, 1956.









THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 24th January, 1956.

WALTERS TRINIDAD BREWING CO., LTD., of 26 South Quay, Port of Spain,
Trinidad, have applied for Registration of one Trade Mark consisting of the following:-


in Class 43, that is to say: Beer and all other goods included in said Class.

The Applicants claim that they have used the said Trade Mark in respect of the said
goods for 4 months before the date of their said Application.

Any person may within three months from the date of the first appearance of this
Advertisement in the Leeward Islands Gazette give notice in duplicate at the Trade Marks Offioe,
Antigua, of opposition to registration of the said Trade Mark.
CECIL, O. BYRON,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.

BANKING STATISTICS LEEWARD ISLANDS.
All figures in British West Indian dollars.
Number of reporting banks: 2 (Barclays Bank (D.C. & O.) and Royal Bank of Canada).
Figures for end of quarter 31st December, 1955


LIABILITIES.

1. Notes in circulation


2. Deposits
(i) Demand
(ii) Time
(iii) Savings

3. Balances due to


3,920,445.78
380,639.43
6,055,345.17


(a) Other banks in Colony
(b) Banks abroad


4. Other Liabilities


$
8,415.00

10,356,430.38


121,264.41
382,198.07

306,744.15


Total Liabilities


ASSETS.
$
1. Cash 1,043,164.36
2. Balances due by other banks in Colony 2,365.78
3. Balances due from banks abroad
and other short claims due by 5,674,852.15
4. Loans and Advances 3,392,682.65


(i) Primary production (including
processing or primary
products
(ii) Other industries (including
Commerce, Transporta-
_tion & Distribution)
$1,701,409.07


(iii) Other
Advances
5. Investments
(a) Local
(b) Other

6. Other Assets


Total Assets


1,691,273.58


1,061,987.07

11,175,052.01


ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printirn Office, Leeward Islands, by E. M BLACKMAN,
Government Printer.-By Authority.
1956.
[Price 48 cents including Supplement.]


'2 February, 1956.]


11,175,052.01








Supplement to the Leeward Islands Gazette
Of Thursday, the 2nd of February, 1956.


ADDRESS by


His Excellency the Governor to the General Legislative
Council-28th January, 1956.


Honourable Members of the General Legislative Council,


I should first like to welcome to this Council
those Honourable Members who have recently
been entrusted with Ministerial portfolios in
Antigua and in St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla. On
behalf of the other members of this Council I
should like to extend to them our warm congratu-
lations on their appointments and our sincere good
wishes for a successful term of office.

The presence of Ministers from Antigua and
St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla at our meeting to-day
makes this a doubly historic occasion. It is an
historic occasion because we have sitting with us
to-day representative members who can speak
with full authority for their governments. And
it is an historic occasion because this is probably
the last meeting of this old-established and
Honourable Conncil.

As Honourable Members are aware, complete
plans have been made for the de-federation of the
Colony of the Leeward Islands on the 1st
July. I had hoped that de-federation could have
taken place at the beginning of this year. But
it is still necessary for three steps to be taken in
order to bring this major change to fruition. The
United Kingdom Parliament has to pass the
legislation required to amend the Leeward Islands
Act of 1871; Her Majesty in Council has to
approve the amendment of the constitutional instru-
ments; and comprehensive Regulations have to be
made which will apply, with appropriate modifi-
cations where necessary, the existing Leeward
Islands' Acts to the four new Colonies of Antigua,
Montserrat, St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, and the
British Virgin Islands. All the preliminary action
has been taken. The Leeward Islands Act is in
the Committee stage in the House of Commons;
having passed the House of Lords; the first draft
of the new constitutional instruments is in London;
and the draft Adaptation of Laws Regulations
have been circulated to Presidential Governments
for their consideration. So there is every reason
to suppose that our new target date will be
fulfilled.

This is not of course the first time that the
Leeward Islands has de-federated. As long ago as
1674 one of my distinguished predecessors-Sir
William Stapleton-formed a General Assembly
for the Leeward Islands. It was not a popular
move. Nine years later the Council and Assembly
of St. Kitts asked that their island should be
excused from the General Assembly, and for
St. Christophers to be governed by her own laws ".
They were evidently supported by the other
islands, because in October, 1683, it was reported
that the General Assembly rejected practically
every proposal made by the Governor; while to


the proposal that all the laws should be alike in
the different islands, the General Assembly
replied-" We do not think that it will be
advantageous, and beg that the individual Acts of
each island may be confirmed". That first
General Assembly did not then meet for seventy-
five years, but it was not until 1798 that it was
finally abolished.

And so we come to the present General
Legislative Council. As Honourable Members are
aware, it was established by a United Kingdom
Act of parliament in 1871. And it is interesting
to note that the reason for its establishment was
the same as that which actuated Sir William
Stapleton two hundred years earlier. According
to the old records of the Colony, the Council was
established with the view to assimilating, as far
as local circumstances would permit, the laws of the
different Presidencies situated close to each other
geographically but widely apart in respect of
laws ".

1 think that it can fairly be said that the
Council of 1871 has been no more popular than the
General Assembly of two hundred years earlier.
For many years it appears to have been a source of
irritation-irritation caused in part by the ever-
increasing cost of the Federal Government, which
reached an all-time "high" in 1950; in part by
doubts as to whether the cost of the Federal
Government was being equitably shared by the
four Presidencies; and in part by the feeling that
Antigua, as the headquarters of the Federal
Government, was receiving more than its fair share
of attention and was able to exercise undue
influence on policy.

In recent years we have seen resolutions calling
for the abolition of the Federation of the Leeward
Islands coming from the Legislatures of Montserrat
and of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, and from this
Honourable Council itself. I greatly regret that it
has taken so long to give effect to the resolution of
this Council which was dated the 13th December,
1950; but I take comfort from the fact that we
have been acting in accordance with the spirit of
de-federation throughout the past five years.
Those Honourable Members who were serving on
this Council five years ago will perhaps recall the
clean sweep which has been made of Federal posts
in the technical field; they will be aware that the
cost of the Federal Government has been substan-
tially reduced; and they will know that legislation
in recent years has, whenever possible, been
introduced in Presidential legislatures rather than
in this Council.










Against this historic background, and with our
own knowledge of the course of events in recent
years, I do not think that there can be any of us in
this Council who doubt the wisdom of de-federation.
But I am sure that historians and others in future
years will wish to search the archives of this
Honourable Council to ascertain the reasons for our
action. And so I hope that you will bear with me
for a moment while I list some of those reasons.
First-and perhaps foremost in our minds to-
day-must be the hope-and the belief-that the
momentous conference to be held in London next
month will at long last see the British Caribbean
Federation become a reality instead of just a dream
of the few. It has already been agreed that
Antigua, Montserrat and St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla
should enter this new and wider Federation as
proud and equal partners with the other territories
of the British Caribbean. To this end it is clear
that they must each have the status of the other
partners, and that their legislative and governmental
processes should not be hampered by the existence
of a Federal Government and a Federal Legislature
of the Leeward Islands.
Secondly, the recent introduction of the
Ministerial system in Antigua and St. Kitts-Nevis-
Anguilla represents a major change in the method
of government in those territories-a change which
has entrusted the elected members to all intents and
purposes with control of their internal affairs. It
certainly would not accord with the responsibilities
and functions of the new Governments of these
territories if they were to find that in certain
respects their powers were arbitrarily limited by a
Federal Government of the Leeward Islands, which
at present can control legislation on certain subjects
and decide policy in certain fields. It is of course
a completely different matter for the Island
Governments to surrender certain of their powers
voluntarily to a Federal Government of the British
Caribbean-as no doubt they will do at the London
Conference.
Thirdly, I think that we can see for ourselves
that such progress as has been made in recent years
stems not from any policy of the Federal Govern-
ment, nor from any legislation passed by this
Council. The progress which has been made-and
I think that Honourable Members will agree that it
is considerable-is due to the initiative and the
work of the Island Governments and. Administra-
tions. In the nature of things, that must be so.
The problems, the needs, the outlook of the four
Presidencies are not the same in many important
fields; and a different approach is needed for each.
It is for this reason that the activities of this
Honourable Council have been increasingly limited
to the passage of legislation of a technical nature
where uniformity is necessary or where uniformity
will not affect the day to day life of the four
individual territories.
I am sure that everyone will agree that the
Council has over the years performed valuable work
in this field of specialist legislation; but some of its
functions will, we hope, now be transferred to the


legislature of the British Caribbean, and the
expense of retaining a Federal Government and
Legislature of the Leeward Islands for such
specialist legislation as remains certainly could not
be justified.
May I interject here to say with deep regret
that little progress has hitherto been made with one
most important request made by this Council at an
earlier session-a request for the early revision of
of the Federal and Presidential Laws. Several
persons have been invited to undertake this task,
but so far no one has been willing to do so. As
each year passes it becomes more essential that
revision should be undertaken, and it is particularly
desirable that it should be undertaken at the time
of de-federation. I wish to discuss one or two
small points of procedure with the new Federal
Executive Council after this meeting, and I then
hope that it may be possible to start the work
later this year.
I have mentioned three reasons why we have
come to the conclusion that de-federation is in the
interests of the people of the Leeward Islands-the
approach of British Caribbean Federation, the
introduction of responsible government in two of
the Presidencies, and the wide variation in the needs
and outlook of all four Presidencies. There are of
course other reasons which Honourable Members
may wish to mention. But I will venture to draw
attention to one further point myself. It is not of
itself a good reason for de-federation, but I hope
that it is likely to produce better results from
de-federation than is implied merely by the creation
of four separate and independent Colonies. I refer
to the fact that the existence of the Federal
Government has for some years past been an
irritant.
Although the four units of the Leeward
Islands must be free to tackle their internal problems
for themselves, there are certain elements which
are common to them all-simply because of their
size and their geographical proximity. They all
need specialist advice in certain fields, they all share
the same air, they are all surrounded by the same
sea, and they are all too small to be able to meet
their common needs on the same scale as larger
territories. There are, I believe, many things
which the four territories could have done together
in past years if it had not been for the existence of
an unpopular Federal Government. I must confess
that I look with some degree of envy to the
Windward Islands Broadcasting Service, and to an
admirable new production entitled the Windward
Islands Annual.
I would not wish Honourable Members to
think that I am now suggesting that we should
have a Leeward Islands Broadcasting Service, nor
that we should have a Leeward Islands Annual.
Still less do I suggest that we should retrace our
footsteps and appoint a new breed of Federal
specialists under another name. But I do suggest
that there are certain fields where co-operation
within the Leeward Islands, as well as within the
British Caribbean, will be of value. And I do hope










that, with the removal of the irritant, we shall in
fact see greater inter-Presidential-or rather inter-
Colonial-co-operation in the future than has
always been the case in the past. The four
Presidential Governments are, for example, now
being invited to express their views on voluntary
co-operation in order to secure an improved air
service for the smaller islands in our area. Fisher-
ies development is proceeding most successfully in
Antigua, is in progress in the British Virgin
Islands, is about to start in St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla,
und is planned in Montserrat; there is much that
the Presidential Governments can do to help one
another in the exploitation of their fisheries, and
indeed Antigua has already provided help and
advice to the others.

I hope that examples such as this will pave
the way to a new spirit of co-operation between the
four units-co-operation which is not artificial and
forced through a Federal Government, but co-
operation which stems from a voluntary recognition
of common problems and of a desire to help ones
neighbours.

That brings me to my last point. I have no
doubt in my mind that the de-federation of the
Colony of the Leeward Islands is the right policy-
and indeed the only policy which can be pursued.
But I have slight uneasiness in one practical
respect. There is no doubt that Antigua and
St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla can stand on their own
legs without help-or interference-call it what you
will-from outside. But the smaller Presidencies,
simply because of their small size and small
populations, may not find it so easy. And so I
should like to take this opportunity of asking the
Governments. of the two larger territories to
remember both now and in the future the needs of
the two smaller Governments; and I should like
them to continue to help in the future, as they have
advice and staff even when it may be temporarily
inconvenient to themselves.


As I come to the end of my final address to
the General Legislative Council-and to the end of
the final address which will ever be given by a
President to this Council-I should like to pay
tribute to those who have gone before as members
of this Honourable Council over the past eighty-
five years. Although we are responsible for bring-
ing this Council to an end, I am sure that we
would not wish anyone to think that the work of
those who went before us was in vain. 1956 is
different from 1871, and calls for different policies;
but the past work of this Council will live on in the
statute books of the four new Colonies.
I should like to express my personal apprecia-
tion to the present Council for the help and
guidance which it has given to me for the past
five years.
I should like to draw the attention of Honour-
able Members to the complicated and arduous work
performed by the official members in order to bring
about the introduction of the Ministerial system,
and de-federation. As one who has had nothing to
do with the detailed planning, I feel that I alone
am in a position to inform Honourable Members
that these two constitutional changes have involved
detailed work of incredible complexity--all of
which was done while I was on leave in England.
And I am sure that you would wish to join with
me in expressing appreciation to the Honourable
the Colonial Secretary, the Honourable the Attorney
General, the Superintendent of the Printing Office,
and all those officers who have toiled to eliminate
the Federal Estimates and to make appropriate
provision in the Presidential Estimates with effect
from the 1st July this year.
And finally I should like to send through you
my personal and warmest good wishes to the
people of the Leeward Islands on this historic
occasion. I wish them success and prosperity in
the future, and I hope that they will derive the
fullest me:isure of benefit from the constitutional
changes of 1 956.


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No. 8 of 1955.


Hotels Aid (Amendment).


MONTSERRAT.


[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
30th December, 1955.

MONTSERRAT.

No. 8 of 1955.

An Ordinance to amend the Hotels Aid Ordinance, 1954.

ENACTED by the Legislature of Montserrat.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Hotels Aid
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1955 and shall be read as
one with the Hotels Aid Ordinance, 1954, hereinafter
called the Principal Ordinance.

2. Subsection (1) of section 3 of the Principal
Ordinance is hereby amended by the insertion after
the words "who desires" in line 3 of the words "or
who has already commenced "

3. Section 5 of the Principal Ordinance is hereby
amended by renumbering it as subsection (1) and
inserting the following as subsection (2):-

(2) Every licensee who satisfies the Treasurer
that on or after the 1st day of January, 1954,
customs duties were paid upon the importation into
the Presidency of any building materials or articles
of hotel equipment specified in his licence shall be
entitled to have the amount of such customs duties
refunded. Every claim for repayment under this
section shall be made within two years from the date
of tli payment of such customs duties. "

4. Section 17 of the Principal Ordinance is hereby
repealed.
CHARLESWORTH ROSS,
President.

passed the Legislative Council this 21st day of
December, 1955.
J AS. f1. CARROTT,
C(erk of the Council.


ASTIGUA.
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Short title.

11/1954.


Amendment
of section 3 of
the Principal
Ordinance.

Amendment
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No. 8 of 1955. TWter and Electricity VIRGIN
Supply. ISLANDS.

[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
7th December, 1955.


VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 8 of 1955.

An Ordinance to provide for the collection and
supply of water and for the generation and supply
of electricity for private and public use and for
other purposes and matters connected therewith.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Virgin Islands.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Water and Short title.
Electricity Supply Ordinance, 1955.

2. (1) In this Ordinance, unless the context Interpretation,
otherwise requires-
"area of supply" means a place or area declared
to be an area of supply under section 3 of this
Ordinance;
"electric line" means a wire or wires, conductor or
other means used for the purpose of conveying,
transmitting or distributing electric current,
with any casing, coating, covering, tube, pipe
or insulator enclosing, surrounding or sup-
porting the same or any part thereof or any
apparatus connected therewith for the purpose
of conveying, transmitting or distributing
electric current.

equipment means any of the component parts of
an installation and includes pumps, wells,
cisterns, filtering beds, catchments, pipes, stand-
pipes, buildings, electric lines, machinery, en-
gines, meters, works, fixings, fittings, matters
or things of whatever description required to
supply and distribute water and electricity;
"installation" means any equipment installed fo
the purposes of effecting a supply of water
or electricity;
occupier" means the person in occupation or
having the charge, management or control of
premises or a part of them, either on his own
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"owner" means the person for the time being
receiving the rent of the premises in connection
with which the word is used, whether on his
own account or as agent or trustee for another
person, or who would so receive the same if the
premises were let;
"premises" includes lands, buildings, structures
of any kind, or places open, covered or en-
closed, whether built on or not;

street includes any highway, lane, road, square,
court, alley, thoroughfare or public passage
or place:

"superintendent" means a superintendent appointed
under the provisions of section 4 of this
Ordinance and includes, to the extent to which
he is so authorized, any person authorized by
a superintendent to execute on his behalf any
particular duty imposed by this Ordinance on
a superintendent.

(2) The powers given by this Ordinance shall he
in addition to and not in derogation of the powers given
in regard to water supplies by the Protection of Trees
8/1954. and Conservation of Soil and Water Ordinance, 1954.

Area of 3. The Governor in Council may from time to
supply. time by order declare any place or area within the
Presidency to be a water supply area or an electricity
supply area or both a water and electricicity supply area.

Appointment 4. (1) The Governor may from time to time
of superin- appoint a fit and proper person to be superintendent
tendents. of each area of supply.


(2) The Governor may, if he deems fit, instead of
appointing a person under subsection (1) of this section
appoint a District Council, established under the District
711952. Councils Ordinance, 1952, to be the superintendent of
an area of supply.

(3) If a District Council is appointed to be a
superintendent, all duties imposed on and the powers
vested in a superintendent by this Ordinance or by
any Regulations made thereunder shall devolve on the
Council so appointed and shall be exercisable by any
person appointed by the Council (which person the
Council is hereby empowered to appoint) to be manager
of the supply: provided however that no appointment of
manager shall be made by the Council unless the prior
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5. A superintendent shall manage, operate, main- Duties of
tain and control the installations necessary for develop- superin-
ing, geinratinig and distributing electricity and for tendents.
collecting and distributing water for public and private
use and purposes within the area of supply which he
is appointed to superintendent.

6. (1) No person shall collect or distribute a Restrictions
supply ol water or develop, generate or distribute a on private
supply of electricity as the case may be, for public or sulply"
private use or purposes within an area of supply
without having first obtained the approval of the
Governor in Council such approval not to be unreason-
ably withhold:

Provided that nothing in this subsection shall in any
way limit the right of any person to construct and
maintain on premniies owned or occupied by him
installations to supply water and electricity to the
said premises.

(2) Except with the permission of the Governor
in Council no private water pipe or electric line shall
cross or be allowed to cross any street.

7. (1) For the purposes of this Ordinance a Powers of
superintendent may- superinten-
dents.
(a) open and break up any street within an area
of supply and install any equipment on or under
the sides thereof:

Provided that no equipment shall be so
installed as to preyent the free opening of gates,
doors or windows, or to obstruct ingress to and
egress from any private premises;

(b) install any equipment, after reasonable
notice in that behalf to the owner or occupier,
through, on, over or under any land whatsoever,
enclosed or otherwise;

(c) remove, alter, substitute or repair any
equipment installed as aforesaid.

(2) For the purpose of exercising any power
conferred on him by subsection (1) of this section,
it shall be lawful for a superintendent from time
to time-

(a) with the consent of the owner first obtained
to caus,, equipmentt to be put or fixed upon or
against thl walls or palisades of any premises or to
bo put u1p ,r erected in iuch other manner as shall
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(b) to enter or authorise any person to enter
upon any land and premises at all reasonably
times and to remain thereon as long as mlay be
necessary fur the purpose of effectually doing any
act or thing as may be reasonably necessary for
the purpose of any survey or preliminary investiga-
tion or incidental to the exercise of any power or
the performance of any duty of a superintendent,
or for carrying into effect any of the provisions of
this Ordinance.
(3) In the exercise of the powers give by
subsections (1) and (2) of this section, a superintendent
shall do as little damage as possible and shall make
full compensation to any person who snufers damagee by
reason or in consequence of the exercise- of such powers.
In the event of disagreement the amin int of cc(:uipe sa-
tion shall be determined by arbitration.

(4) A superintendent may in writing anthorise any
person to exercise in his name and on his behalf any
of the powers vested in him under this Ordinance.

Jontrauts to 8. A superintendent may in his discretion enter
supply house- into contracts with householders and others for the
holders. supply of water or electricity to their premises and for
the piping or wiring of premises upon such terms and
conditions as he shall think lit:

Provided nevertheless that all such contracts shall
be subject to any Regulations applicable thereto made
under section 15 of this Ordinance.

Cutting off 9. If any person entitled to a supply of water or
supply. electricity under any contract madr under the provisions
of section & of this Ordinance makes default in payment
of any sums payable by him under such contract, a
superintendent may cut oil' th, supply by severing
or discontinuing any equipment through which water or
electricity may be supplied and may, until such sums
together with the expenses incurred by a superintendent,
if any, are fully paid, but no longer, discontinue the
supply of water or electricity to such person.

Removal of 10. I(I) Wh(,re any t',(re or at;y branch, root or
obAtructionis. other ai,'rt tI a; trei, whether ni private or public land,
obstruits or itlterfe-r,.'s with thl e construction, mainte-
nance or working of any installation or is in the
opinion of a superintendent likely to interfere there-
with, the superintendent may give notice to the owner
or occupier of the lald oni which the tree is growing
requiring him to fEl!. lop, cutt or dig out and remove
the sann, so .,t to I)r.' .i suih il,:.truction or interfe-
rence, suilj,-ct to tlih p:tayn nt to tih owner or occupier
of the expenses reasonably ioncurred by him in o-mplying
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(2) If within seven days from the giving of such
notice the requirements of the notice are not complied
with a superintendent may cause the tree, branch, root
or other part thereof to be felled, lopped, cut or dug
out and removed so as to prevent obstruction or
interference as aforesaid.

(3) In exercise of the powers given by this section a
superintendent shall do as little damage as possible
and shall make good any damage done to the land
or premises.

11. No person shall fell, lop, cut or trim any tree Cutting of
growing or being within fifty feet of any exposed part trees close to
of an installation unless he shall have given forty-eight installations.
hours previous notice of such intended felling, lopping,
cutting or trimming to a superintendent, and any
person acting in contravention of this section shall be
guilty of an offence against this Ordinance.

12. No person shall erect, repair, or add to any Building
building where it is necessary for the workmen em- operations
played to approach in the course of their work within lose tio
five feet of any water pipe or within ten feet of any
electric line, unless such person shall have given twenty-
four hours previous notice of such intended erection,
repair or addition to a superintendent, and any person
acting in contravention of this section shall be guilty
of an offence against this Ordinance.

13. (1) A superintendent, his agents or servants, Power of
may at all reasonable times enter any premises to, through Intry.
or into which water or electricity is supplied, in order
to inspect, repair or remove any of the equipment
installed therein, or for the purpose of ascertaining the
quantity of water or electricity consumed or supplied,
or when a superintendent is thereto duly authorised,
to cut off the supply of water or electricity from any
premises.

(2) Any person who hinders a superintendent, his
agents or servants, from entering any premises or
effecting any of the purposes for which entry is made
as set out in subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty
of an offence against this Ordinance.


14. (1) Ilf any person shall wilfully remove, Injurious
destroy, tdalrnge, throw down ir dlig up any part of acts.
any inst'dlation constructed or placed under the provi-
sions of this Ordinance, he shall be guilty of an offence
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who sees the offence committed to apprehend, and also
for any other person to assist in apprehending, the offender
and by the authority of this Ordinance anOl without any
warrant to deliver him to a police officer who shall with
all reasonable despatch convey him befor- a Magistrate,
and if the accused is convicted of any such offence he
shall, in addition to being liable to a fine not exceeding
one hundred and seventy-one dollars and forty-three
cents, be adjudged to make full satisfaction for the
damage he has done or in default to be imprisoned for
a term not exceeding six months.

(2) Every person who shall carelessly or acci-
dentally remove, destroy, damage, throw down or dig
up any part of any installation constructed or placed
under the provisions of this Ordinance shall pay such
sum by way of satisfaction as a Magistrate shall think
reasonable.

(3) If at any time after the supply of water or
electricity to any premises has been cut off by a
superintendent it be found that the said supply has been
renewed without the order of a superintendent and that
water or electricity is as a result being used by any
person, the occupier of such premises shall be deemed
(unless the contrary be proved) to have authorized such
user and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine
of seventeen dollars and fourteen cents for each day
the supply of water or electricity has been so used.

(4) The provisions of subsections (1) and (2) of this
section shall not apply, where the installation, or part
thereof, which is removed, destroyed, dlamagsi thrown
down or dug up as the case may be is the private
property of the person so r.movinc. destroying, damag-
ing, throwing down or digging up the same.

Power to make 15. (1) The Governor in Council may make
Regulations. Regulations relating to all or any of the following
matters:-

(a) the conditions under which water or
electricity may be supplied, and -quipment installed,
for private purposes;

(b) the securing of the safety of the public
from personal injury or from fire or otherwise;

(c) the inspection of installations constructed
and placed oni any public land or private premises
und-r the provisions of this Orlinai.c-,, or under any
contract of agreement made thereunder;







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(d) the erection, control, extension, protection,
use and working of the wat-r and electric services
and their installations;

(e) the rates and charges to be levied in respect
of the supply of water and electricity to premises
and in respect of any installations made in
connection therewith;

(f) the time, place and manner for the pay-
ment of moneys payable under this Ordinance or
under Regulations made thereunder and the mode
of collection thereof;

(g) the regulation of the use and the prevention
of the misuse or waste of a supply of water or
electricity;

(h) the discontinuance or renewal by a super-
intendent of a supply of water or electricity to
premises;

(i) generally in respect of any matter in con-
nection with the supply of water or electricity not
otherwise provided for.

(2) There may be annexed to the breach of any
regulation made under this section such fine not exceed-
ing eighty-five dollars and seventy-one cents as the
Governor in Council may think fit.

16. Any person who- General
Penalty.
(a) is guilty of or commits an offence against
this Ordinance for which no penalty is specifically
provided; or

(b) wilfully obstructs a superintendent or any
person duly authorized by him in carrying out the
provisions of this Ordinance, where no penalty is
specifically provided,

shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not
exceeding one hundred and twenty-eight dollars and
fifty-seven cents and, if the offence is a continuing one,
to a daily fine not exceeding twelve dollars and eighty-
six cents so long as the offence continues.

17. All legal proceedings which may be taken Proceedings
under this Ordinance may he instituted in the name of how to bo
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No. 8 of 1955.


Disposal of 18. All amounts due and payable and all sums
revenue. and penalties which may be recovered under this
Ordinance or any Regulations made thereunder shall
be paid into the Treasury to the credit of the general
revenue of the Presidency, except when a District
Council is appointed to be a superintendent, in which
case such amounts, sums and penalties shall be paid
into the District Fund.

Commence. 19. This Ordinance shall come into operation on
ment. a day to be appointed by the Governor by proclamation
published in the Gazette.

H. A. C. HOWARD,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 19th day of
September, 1955.

H. 0. CREQUE,
Clerk of the Council.

























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No. 12 of 1955. Road. VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
[L.S.]
I ASSINT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
30th December, 1955.

VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 12 of 1955.

An Ordinance relating to Public Roads.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Virgin
Islands.
PART 1.
Preliminary
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Road Short title.
Ordinance, 1955.
2. In this Ordinance, unless the context Interpre-
otherwise requires- station.
district" means a district as set forth in the
First Sohedule;
"owner" includes occupier and person in
charge;
public road" includes any road declared by
the Governor in Council to be a public
road by order made under section 4 and
includes a bridge or culvert;
Schedule means schedule to this Ordinance;
section means section of this Ordinance;
"Surveyor" means the Surveyor of Works
and Roads.
3. (1) For the purposes of this Ordinance Division of
the Presidency is divided into districts as set forth t P"eoi
in the First Schedule. districts.
(2) The Governor may amend and alter the
First Schedule in any respect as the necessities of
the Presidency may require.







VIRGIN
ISLANDS.


Road.


No. 12 of 1955.


D)oelaration 4. (1) Tlh GCovern(lor i Council tlima, frl,
r public, time to time, by order--
roads.

(a) declare any road to be a public road;
or
(b) change the course of or divert any
public road or portion of any public road.

(2) Upon the making of an order under sub-
section (1) of this section or from the date (if an):
fixed by the order-

(a) when the order is made under
paragraph (a) of tihe subsection, the road to
which it relates shall be a public road; and

(b) when the order is made under para-
graph (b) of the subsection, the public road or
portion of public road to which it relates shall
be deemed to be changed or diverted, and, as
so changed or diverted shall 1,e in place of and
substitution for the public road or portion of
public road so changed or diverted.

PART II

Road Tax

Male persons 5. Every male person between the anes of
between 18 and
.5 years of 18 and 55 yeers, being an inhabitant of ana of the
:,eo liable to islands of 'ortola, Fr ncihman's Cav, Virgin (Gorda,
rodtax. Anegada and Jost Vani Dykes in the lPresidency
(hereinafter referred to ias "tlhe Islands "), or
having been resident therein.for three months in
any year shall pay into the TV','i:snry the sums
prescribed under subsection (1) of section i( for the
upkeep of the public roads of the Presidency:


Provided that it shall lie lawful for the
Commissioner to remit the whole or any part
of the sums so payable where in an particular
case he thinks it fit to do so on the grounds of
the physical incapacity or poverty of the
person concerned.






No. 12 of 1955. Road. VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
6. (1) The male inhabitants of the Islands
between the ages mentioned in section 5 shall
between the 1st day of March and the 30th day of
April in every year pay to the Road Warden of
the district in which the person liable resides or to
the Treasury, such sum as the Governor in Council
may from time to time by order prescribe to be the
road tax payable in that district:
Provided that an order made under this
subsection shall be of no effect unless and
until approved by a resolution passed by the
Legislative Council.
(2) Every person who contravenes or fails to
comply with the provisions of subsection (1) of
this section shall he guilty of an offence and liable
on sunlllmry conviction to a fine not exceeding
twenty-five dollars or in default of Ipyment to
imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month;
Provided that aniy person who completes the
period of residence mentioned in section 5 after the
30th day of April in any year may pay the road
tax payable by him for that year not later than
thirty days after he completes such period of
residence.
PART III
Road Wardens
7. The Governor may from time to time Appointment
appoint, a fit and proper person or body o, p) sons '"tR1a.
to be R ~ad Warden in and for each district and
such Road Warden shall be a person residing, or
if a body of persons functioning, in the district for
which he is so appointed and shall hold office
during pleasure:
Provided that it shall he lawful for the
Commissioner when i: appears to him to be neces-
sary to appoint a fit and proper person temporarily
to be a Road Warden.
8. (1) Each Road Warden Fhull keep in tlh Roadl Wardnin
form up rl,!n,(,c b the Commissioiner ; reOister of to keqep oa(
I Tax R,.gister.
every male per: on in lis district between lhe ages
of 18 and 55, heing!n inhabit;it 4f the Presidency
or having been resident therein for three months







VImGIN 6 Road. No. 12 of 1955.
ISLANDS.
Penalty for 16. Any person who-
encroachmeiit
ton or damage (i) encrochs upon any public road or
roads. Cuts L 'Va '( illlles aiv p)art of any'
public ro:Ad; or
(ii) cuts away or r1emo\ves any (earth or
other miilter cIintiguous to any sucN1
public road so as to endanger the
same or in any way injures a public
road, or
(iii) opens any watercourse or drain into
or upon any public road so as to
injure the same or stops any drain
or water course opened for the
preservation of the public road or
suffers any filth to tlow into a public
road, or

(iv) places any timber, stone, bush or
other obstruction upon any public
road or in any way obstructs the
free passage of a public road, or
(v) assaults, molests, resists or obstructs
any person acting in the execution
of his duty under this Ordinance
shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary
conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty dollars or
imprisonment for a term not exceeding tire
months.
PA RT V.
MISCELLANEOUS.
Recovery of 17. All penalties and other sums recoverable
potni Te under this OrdiiiancIc shall be 'reclov'er( before
a magistrate under the provxisiolns of the Maiwistrate's
Code of Procedure Act.
Gower of 18. It shall lie lawful i' ,r tlie Governor in
nov cror Council to make, anmind and cancel re. i lntion s in
to imake respect of the following mattors:--
regulations.
(i) The duri-s of PRoad W\V;rdert arid u
the -urve\ or;
(ii) The rerinuneratio(J of No, i W.i(1 dens;








No. 12 of 1955. Rfoa. 7 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
(iii) The form and service of notices;
(iv) The width of, construction of, and
manner of repairing public road;
(v) The enforcing of any regulation made
under this section by the imposing
of fines not exceeding the amount
of fifty dollars.

19. No police officer or local constable shall Police officers
be liable to pay any of the sums hereinbefore pre- and local
constables
scribed for the upkeep of the public roads. exempt from
payment of
Road Tax.
20. (1) It shall be lawful for the Commis- commissioner
sioner, on a written report from the Surveyor, mayd obe
showing- closed.
(a) that a public road or any part thereof
is likely or about to become dangerous, or
(h) that it is desirable for the public
safety, or for the execution of works or
repairs on any public road,
to order that the traffic or that traffic of any parti-
cular kind on :in public road or any part thereof
shall immediately cease, and that such road or any
part thereof shall he closed to traffic or to traffic of
any particular kind during such period of time as
the Commissioner may deem requisite.
Provided that in any case where, in the
opinion of the Commissioner, there is no necessity
for any immediate cesser of traffic, notice of any
order conmman(dng the cesser of traffic or the
closing up of any road shall be published by
posting_ the same on t he door of any
Court House, ('Chrch. Chapel, School-house or
other building_ { in the district which in the opinion
of the Co mmnissioner will give publicity to such
order. A\nd in places where there is no such build-
ing as aforesaid, such order may be affixed to a
board and fastened up in a conspicuous manner
near such roid or part thereof.
21. (1) Subject to the provisions of sub- Land may be
taken & used
section (2) of this section where it is necessary to r roused
widen a public road, any land up to six feet in purposes.
width on either side of the road may be taken for







VIRGIN 8 ?Roat. No. 12 of 1955.
ISLANDS.
the purpose of improving (or repairing ,'ucl road
without the payment of any compensation to the
owner except for the value of any buildings,
fences, or things growing thereon at the time
when such land is taken:
Provided that where a road is discontinued
as a public road the land shall revert to the per-
son who would be entitled to it, if the land had
not been taken. Provided further, that in cases
where new roads are to be made any land needed
may be taken for this purpose upon notice
thereof being given to the owner and a reason-
able compensation, if requested, shall be made to
the owner in respect of such land.
(2) The maximum width to which a road
may be made, improved, repaired and kept in
repair shall be twenty-four feet, exclusive of
ditches and drains.
Powers and 22. The Surveyor shall have all the
duties of powers of a Road Warden and the Road Wardens
urveyor. shall, subject to any general or special orders of
the Commissioner be under the direction and
control of the Surveyor and the Surveyor shall
perform all such duties as the Governor may
assign to him and generally shall carry out and
enforce the provisions of this Ordinance and of
any regulations made thereunder.
Repeal. 28. The Ordinances mentioned in the
Second Schedule are hereby repealed to the
extent specified in the third column of that
Schedule.
Commence- 24. This Ordinance shall come into opera-
mont. tion on a day to be appointed by the governorr
by proclamation published in the Gazette.

H. A. C. HOWARD,
President.
Passed the Legislative Council this 19th
day of Docomber, 1955.

H. O. CjEQUEi,
Clerk of the Council.








No. 12 of 1955. Road. 9 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
FIRST SCHEDULE.

DISTRICTS.

District A comprises all that part of the island of Tortola lying
and being in the eastward of a line drawn from the Western point of
Brandywine Bay to the junction of the Belle Vue oross road with the
North main road and from there to the Western point of Josias Bay.

District B includes all that part of the said island contained
between the boundary line of District A and a line drawn from the
iEast-rn point of Brewers Bay to the cross road leading from Ruths
Hill to Browers Ba. and from there to Lower Estate.

District C includes all that part of the said island on the South
side of the ridge from the Western boundary of Pockwood pond
through Road Town to the foot of Joes Hill and from there to Lower
Estate including Long Bush.

District 1) includes all that part of the said island South and West
of a line drawn from the Western point of Ballast Bay over Windy Hill
to the Western boundary of Pockwood Pond.

District E includes all that part of the said island contained
between the boundary lines of Districts B, C and D.

District F comprises the island of Virgin Gorda.

District G comprises the island of Anegada.

District H comprises the island of Jost Van Dykes.



SECOND SCHEDULE.

ORDINANCES REPEALED.
Section 25.

No. amul Short title. Extent of Repeal.
Year.

2/1909 The Road Ordinance, 1909 The whole Ordinance

2/1925 The Road Ordinance, 1909,
Amendment Ordinance, 1925 The whole Ordinance

3/1932 The Road Amendment
Ordinance, 1932 The whole Ordinance

2/1950 The Revenues and Fees (Adjust-
ment) Ordinance, 1950 Section 6.


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No. 13 of 1955. Interpretation of Laws VIRGIN
(Amendment). ISLANDS.

[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
30th December, 1955.

VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 13 of 1955.

An Ordinance to amend further the Interpretation
of Laws Ordinance, 1898.

ENACTED by the Legislature of the Virgin
Islands.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the short title.
Interpretation of Laws (Amendment) Ordinance,
1955, and shall be read as one with the Inter-
pretation of Laws Ordinance, 1898, as amended, 1s,8!).
hereinafter called the Principal Ordinance. 14
;/1954.

2. Section 18 of the Principal Ordinance is Amendment
hereby amended by the substitution of the of section s8
of the
following for paragraph (6) thereof:- Principal
OrdinanB.
(6) The expression Governor means
the officer for the time being administering
the Government of the Leeward Islands, and
shall include the Commissioner of the Virgin
Islands when he is administering the Govern-
ment of the Virgin Islands. "
T. A. C. HOWARD,
PIresident.

Passed the Legislative Council this 19th day
of December, 1955.
H. O. CREQUIE,
Clerk of the Council.

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GENERAL GOVERNMENT.


STATUTORY Y RULES AND ORDERS.
1956, No. 5.



The Stamps (Invalidation) Order, 1956, dated January 30,
1956, made by the Governor in Council under Sec-
tions 4 and 5 of the Stamp Act (Cap. 13 5) as amended.


1. Short Title. This Order may he cited as the Stamps
(Invalidationo Order, 1956.
2. Invalidation of Stamps. The stamps originally authorised
for use by and under the Order in Council set forth in the Schedule to
this Onrer, and the continued use whereof was authorised by the
Stamps (Continuaime of Use) Order, 1953 (S.R. & 0, 1953, No, 21)
shall, as from the 1st day of August, 1956, no longer be valid for the
payment of postage or stamp duties:
Provided that any person who is in possession of any such stamps
may, at any time between the 1st day of August, 1956, and bhe 31st
day of October, 1956, apply to any Post Office in Saint Christopher
Nevis and Anguilla to have such stamps exchanged for and replaced by
a valid stamp or valid stamps of equal value authorised for use in Saint
Christopher Nevis and Anguilla..

Made by the Governor in Council this 30th day of January, 1956.

A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.


SCHEDULE.


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No. 29).


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LEEWARD ISLANDS.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.

1956, No. 6.

POST OFFICE.
MONTSERRAT POSTAL SERVICE (AMENDMENT).

THE MONTSERRAT POSTAL SERVICE (AMENDMENT) RULES AND
REGULATIONS, 1956, DATED JANUARY 30, 1956, MADE
BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL UNDER THE POST OFFICE
ACT (CAP. 123).

1. SHORT TITLE. These Rules and Regulations may be
cited as the Montserrat Postal Service (Amendment) Rules
and Regulations, 1956, amn shall be read as one with the
Montserrat Postal Service Rules and Regulations, 1954 (S. R.
& 0. 1954, No. 41) hereinafter called the Principal Rules
and Regulations.
2. AMENDMENT OF RULES 17 (2) AND (3) OF THE PRIN-
CIPAL RULES AND REGULATIONS. Paragraphs (2) and (3) of
rule 17 of the Principal Rules and Regulations are hereby,
amended by the substitution of the word despatchedd for
the word received in paragraph (2) and the insertion after
the word "way where it occurs in paragraph (2) and
paragraph (3), respectively, of the following words-
by affixing thereto the appropriate postage stamps
or by the impression thereon of the stamp of a postal
franking machine or a Paid hand stamp ".
3. INSERTION OF RULES 22A AND 22B IN THE PRINCI-
PAL RULES AND REGULATIONS. The Principal Rules and
Regulations are hereby amended by the insertion next after
rule 22 of the following:-
22A. SALE OF POSTAGE STAMPS TO DEALERS AND
COLLECTORS.
(1) Remittances accompanying orders received by
post, being orders for postage stamps for collection by
dealers in, and collectors of, such stamps shall be in the
form of banker's drafts, money orders, or postal orders
made payable to the Postmaster by his official designation










and remittances in any form other than as aforesaid shall
be returned to the sender thereof by registered post.
(2) Such remittances shall be debited with full
postage and registration fees and, where applicable, with
insurance fees.
(3) In cases where remittances are in the form of
a banker's draft, any commission or discount or commis-
sion and discount as the case may be on cashing such
draft shall be deducted from the amount of such draft
and postage stamps shall be supplied to the value of the
difference between the amount of the draft and that of
the said commission or discount or commission and
discount as the case may be.
(4) Stamped envelopes sent to iny Post Office for
cancellation and posting or return in some other manner
shall be sent back unserviced ":

Provided that envelopes which bear appropriate
postage stamps and which have accompanied orders for
unused stamps may he used for the pnrpose for which they
were provided and the stamps affixed thereto cancelled
in the normal course.

(5) No person employed at a Post Office may-

(i) comply with any request to affix postage
stamps to letters for transmission l;y post
or to cancel postage stamps which are
not affixed to letters or other items en-
trusted to the post in the normal manner;
(ii) sell postage stamps taken from some
special portion of a sheet or from other
than current sul-stock or post letters
sent to him for that purpose by any
person:
Provided that he may sell whole
sheets of postage stamps from sub-stocks
or counter-stocks;
(iii) exchange postage stamps after they have
been sold unless such postage stamps
have bcen invalidated under and by
virtue of a Stamps Invalidation Order









and are being exchanged within the
prescribed period for stamps of equal
value in the current series;

(iv) accept from dealers in or collectors of
postage stamps standing orders for the
supply of new issues or new printings
of postage stamps;

(v) address "first-day covers", affix postage
stamps thereto or make any special
arrangements for the cancellation of
stamps thereon;

(vi) in any way whatsoever act as the agent
for any dealer in or collector of postage
stamps.

22B. METHOD OF POSTING LETTERS OTHER THAN REGIS-
TEREL) LETTERS.

(1) Letters other than letters for registration shall
not be handed to any person employed at a Post Office
to be posted by him but shall be posted by placing
them in a letter box after the appropriate postage
stamps have been affixed thereto.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph
(1) of this rule, in the case of circulars for posting
in hulk, items with the appropriate postage stamps
affixed thereto and tied in bundles with all the ad-
dresses in one direction may be handed over the
counter at, or forwarded to, a Post office e for post-
marking and despatch. "


4. AMENDMENT OF RULE 43 (1) OF 'THr PRINCIPAL
RI.ULS AND REGULATIONS. Paragraph (1) of rule 43 of the
Principal Rules and Regulations is hereby amended by the
deletion of the words "'not exceeding 87.68 for a parcel
exceeding elhwen pounds in weight or -4.80 for a parcel
not exceeding eleven pounds in weight, as he may think
just" appearing therein, and the substitution therefore of










the words "as may be appropriate in accordance with the
following scale:-

Weight of Parcel. Maximum amount of
Compensation.

Not exceeding 3 lbs. ... $5.52
Exceeding 3 lbs. but not exceeding 7 lbs. $8.40
Exceeding 7 lbs. but not exceeding 11 lbs. $13.92
Exceeding 11 lbs. but not exceeding 22 lbs. $22.32 :

Provided that where the value of an uninsured parcel
does not correspond to the value of compensation appropriate
to the weight of such parcel, the compensation shall be con-
fined to the declared value of such parcel."

5. COMMENCEMENT. These Rules and Regulations
shall come into operation on the 1st day of March, 1956.


Made by the Governor in Council this 30th day of
January, 1956.


A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.


















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