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Table of Contents
    Main
        Page 37
        Page 38
        Page 39
        Page 40
    Antigua - Ordinance, No. 1 of 1956: Trade Licences and Tax (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956
        Page A 1
    Antigua - Ordinance, No. 2 of 1956: Package Tax (Repeal) Ordinance, 1956
        Page B 1
    Montserrat - Ordinance, No. 7 of 1956: Supplementary Appropriation (1953) Ordinance, 1955
        Page C 1
        Page C 2
    Montserrat - Ordinance, No. 10 of 1956: Prison Ordinance, 1955
        Page D 1
        Page D 2
        Page D 3
        Page D 4
        Page D 5
        Page D 6
        Page D 7
        Page D 8
    Virgin Islands - Ordinance, No. 14 of 1956: Supplementary Appropriation (1956) Ordinance, 1956
        Page E 1
        Page E 2
    Montserrat - Instructions: Public Service Commission Instructions, 1956
        Page E 1
        Page E 2
        Page E 3
        Page E 4
        Page E 5
        Page E 6
        Page E 7
        Page E 8
        Page E 9
    Montserrat - Stautory Rule and Order, No. 2 of 1956: Public Service Commission Regulations, 1956
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LEEWARD ISLANDS


GAZETTE.

L ublisV bTb BRutboritY.

VOL. LXXXIV. THURSDAY, 16TH FEBRUARY, 1956. No. 9.


Notices.

BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS.

A PROCLAMATION.
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
WHEREAS by section 3 of the
Summary Jurisdiction (Amendment)
Act, 1955 (No. 2/1955) it is provided
that the said Act shall come into
operation on a day to be appointed by
the Governor by Proclamation pub-
lished 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
Excellent Order of the British
Empire, Governor and Commander
in Chief in and over the Colony of the
Leeward Islands and Vice Admiral of
the same, do by this my Proclamation
declare that the said Act shall come
into operation on the 30th day of
June, 1956.
AND all Her Majesty's officers and
loving subjects in the said Colony 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 8th day of Febru-
ary, 1956, and in the fifth year
of Her Majesty's reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!

BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS.

A PROCLAMATION.
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
WHEREAS by section 3 of the
Crown Suits (Repeal) Act, 1955
(No. 5/1955) it is provided that the
said Act 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 Distin-
guished Orde of Saint Michael and
Saint George an Officer of the Most



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Excellent Order of the British
Empire, Governor and Commander
in Chief in and over the Colony of
the Leeward Islands and Vice
Admiral of the same, do by this my
Proclamation declare that the said
Act shall come into operation on the
30th day of June, 1956.
AND all Her Majesty's officers and
loving subjects in the said Colony
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 8th day of Febru-
ary, 1956, and in the fifth year
of Her Majesty's reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!

ORDER OF COMPETENT
AUTHORITY
Order made by the Competent
Authority for the Presidency
of Antigua under Regulation
50 of the Defence Regula-
tions, 1939, as having effect
by virtue of the Supplies and
Services (Transitional
Powers) Act, 1945, the Sup-
plies and Services (Transi-
tional Powers) (Colonies etc.)
Order in Council, 1946, (Imp.).
the Supplies and Services
(Transitional Powers) Order,
1946, and Services (Contin-
uance) Order, 1955.
No. 1 of 1956.
DEFENCE REGULATIONS,
1939.
1. SHORT TITLE. This Order
may be cited as the Control of Prices
(Amendment No. 1) 1955, and shall
be read together with the Control of
Prices Order, 1944 (No. 9 of 1944), as
amended, hereinafter referred to as
the Principal Order.
2. AMENDMENT. List "A" of
Part I of the Schedule to the Princi-
pal Order is hereby amended by the
deletion of item 3.
Dated the 4th day of February,
1956.
ALEC LOVELACE,
Administrator.
Competent Authority.
Ref. No. T.P. 40/18-III.


By virtue of the provisions of
Section 3 of the Quarantine Act
No. 25 of 1944, as amended by Act
No. 10 of 1950, the Governor has
been pleased to appoint Dr. G. D.
MCLEAN to be the Quarantine
Authority for the Presidency of
St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, in place of
Dr. P. I. BOYD, with effect from the
10th February, 1956.

The Secretariat,
Antigua.
10th February, 1956.
13/00096.

Flour-Removal of Price
Control
1. The Government of Antigua
has decided to discontinue the bulk
purchasing and price control of flour
and to allow the importation and
distribution of this commodity to
revert to private commercial channels,
subject only to the requirements of
currency control.
2. Order No. 1 of 1956, Defence
Regulations, 1939, giving effect to the
above decision was made by the
Competent Authority on 4th Febru-
ary, 1956, and is being published
concurrently with this Press Release.
3. The position following de-
control will be very closely watched
and should there be any increase in
the price, or deterioration in the
quality of four, the matter will be
re-examined: with a view towards the
reimposition of controls.

Ministry for Trade & Production,
St. John's,
Antigua.
14th February, 1956.
Ref. No. T. P. 40/18-III.

Under the provisions of Section 3
of the Central Board of Health
(Constitution and Temporary Powers)
Ordinance, 1954, (No. 15 of 1954) the
Governor-in-Council has been pleased
to appoint Mr. JOHN LAWRENCE and
Mr. ROBERT G. ARMYTAGE, Colonial
Engineer, as members of the Central
Board of Health in place of Mr.
D. W. HURST AND Mr. R. TAYLOR
with effect from 19th January and
31st January respectively.
Administrator's Ofice,
Antigua.
Ref. No. S.S. 9/39.








THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


[16 February, 1956.


Under the provisions of Section
4(4) of the Slum Clearance and
Housing Ordinance, 1948 (No. 3 of
1948) His Excellency the Governor
has approved of the appointment of
Mr. ROBERT G. ARMYTAGE, Colonial
Engineer, Public Works Department,
Antigua, vice Mr. R. TAYLOR, and
Mr. MALCOLM DANIEL as members of
the Central Housing and Planning
Authority with effect from the 19th
January, 1956, up to and including
the 31st March, 1956.

2. Mr. DANIEL was recommended
by the Antigua Legislative Council.
Ref. No. A. 13/12-II.


No. 17.

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

ALLAWAY, Miss I. H., to be Junior
Clerk, Post Office, Antigua.
Jan. 1, 1956
ARCHIBALD, K., to be Junior Clerk,
Audit Office, (St. Kitts) on three
years' probation. Dec. 8, 1955
Ref. No. P.F. 625.
ARMYTAGE, R. G., to be Colonial
Engineer, Public Works Depart-
ment, Antigua. Dac. 20. 1955

BENJAMIN, Miss C., to be Junior
Clerk, Treasury, Antigua.
July 4, 1955

BENJAMIN, G. W., to be Junior Clerk,
Customs, Antigua. Jan. 1, 1956

BURTON, G., Junior Clerk, Treasury
Antigua, resigned. Feb. 6, 1956

CAMACHO, R. V., Agricultural Assis-
tant IIIB to be Fishery Officer,
Antigua. Jan. 1, 1955

DANIEL, Miss E.. to be Junior Clerk,
Customs, Antigua. Jan. 1, 1956

EDWARDS, MC. K., to be Agricultural
Assistant Grade IV, Peasant Devel-
opment Services, Agricultural
Department, Antigua.
July 1, 1954

GARDNER, Miss M., to be P.O. Cl. II,
(Student Laboratory Assistant).
Jan. 1, 1956

GOODWIN, Mrs. I., Certificated Ele-
mentary School Assistant, Cl. II,
Education Dept., Antigua, appoint-
ment terminated. Jan. 1, 1956

HENRY, R. B., to be Junior Clerk,
Peasant Development Services,
Agricultural Dept., Antigua.
Jan. 1, 1956
HENRY, W.. P.O. Cl. II, Central
Board of Health, Antigua, retired.
Feb. 1, 1956
HILL, I., to be Junior Clerk, Public
Works, Dept., Antigna.
Jan. 1, 1956
HUGGINS, Mrs. C., to be Junior Clerk,
Education Dept., Antigua.
Feb. 1, 1956


JAMES, W., P. 0. Cl. II, Central
Board of Health, Antigua, retired.
Feb. 1, 1956

JARVIS, Mrs. H., Uncertificated
Teacher, to be Certificated Elemen-
tary School Assistant, Grade II;
Education Dept, Antigua.
Jan. 1, 1956

JOHN, E. A. M., Prison Officer, Grade
III to be Junior Clerk, Adminis-
tration, Antigua. Jan. 1, 1956

JOHN, R. A., to be Junior Clerk,
Education Department, Antigua
Jan. 1, 1955
JOSEPH, T., to be Junior Clerk,
Administration, Antigua.
Jan. 1, 1955
LAKE, Miss R., Junior Clerk, Admin-
istration to be Junior Clerk, Post
Office, Antigua. Jan. 1, 1956

LAURENT, Mrs. S., to be Junior Clerk,
Customs, Antigua. Jan. 1, 1956

LETT, Miss R., Junior Clerk, Public
SLibrary, Antigua, resigned.
Feb. 1,1956
LEWIS, A. B., Senior Clerk (Super-
numerary) Secretariat, to be Senior
Clerk, Labour Dept., Autigue.
Feb. 1, 1956
MARTIN, Miss E. to be Junior Clerk,
Treasuary, Antigua.
Jan. 1, 1956

McDONALD, H. E., Senior Clerk,
Labour Dept. to be Senior Clerk,
Treasury, Antigua. Feb. 1, 1956

MEADE, E. L. I., Junior Clerk, Public
Works Department, Antig ua,
dismissed. Jan. 1, 1956

MERCIER, Miss A., to be Junior Clerk,
Post Office, Antigua.
Jan. 1, 1955
MICHAEL, D., to be Junior Clerk,
Peasant Development Services
Agricultural Department, Antigua.
Dec. 1, 1954
OWEN, Miss M., to be Junior Clerk,
Public Library, Antigna.
Jan. 1, 1956
PETERS, B., to be Junior Clerk,
Customs, Antigua. Jan. 1, 1955.

PETERS, B. Junior Clerk, Customs,
to be Junior Clerk, Administration,
Antigua. Aug. 8, 1955

RICHARDS, Miss C. F., to be Junior
Clerk, Post Office, Antigna.
Jan. 1, 1956
SAMUEL, Miss M., Certificated Ele-
mentary School Assistant Cl. II,
Education Dep t., A n tig u a,
dismissed. Jan. 9, 1956

SOUTHWELL, C. S., to be Junior
Clerk, Peasant Development
Services, Agricultural Doot.,
Antigua. July 17, 1954

STAMERS, Miss G.. to be Junior Clerk,
Public Works Dept., Antigua.
Jan. 1. 1955
THIBOU, G. A.. Principal, Adniin Ira-
tion, to be SiuperitendeIt off
Telephones, A ,tigna.
Nov. 12, 1955


THOMAS, Miss F. A. to be Junior
Clerk, Post Office, Antigua.
Jan. 1, 1955
TODMAN, MC. W., Principal, Admin-
istration, British Virgin Islands, to
be Assistant Administrative
Sccretrry, Antigua. Jan. 1, 1956

WILLOCK, M., to be Junior Clerk,
Post Office, Antigua.
Oct. 1, 1954
WINTHROPE, Miss G., to be Junior
Clerk, Post Office, Antigna.
Jan. 1, 1955
WINTHROPE, Miss G., Junior Clerk,
Post Office, to be Junior Clerk,
Public Library, Antig ui.
Feb. 2, 1956

WILLIAMS, J. E., to be Junior Clerk,
Treasury, Antigua. Jan. 1. 1956


No. 18.

The Governor has, this day, been
pleased to assent to the undermen-
tioned Ordinance:-

Antigua.

No. 19 of 1955, "The Old Metal
and Marine Stores Ordinance, 1955.
Feb. 11

No. 19.

The following Ordinances, Public
Service Commission Instructions,
Montserrat, 1956, and Statutory Rule
and Order are circulated with this
Gazette and form part thereof:-

ORDINANCES.

Antigua.

No. I of 1956, "The Trade Licences
and Tax (Amendment) Ordinance,
1956. 1pp. Price 3 cts.

No. 2 of 1956, The Package Tax
(Repeal) Ordinance, 1956."
1pp. Price 3 cts.

ontsterrat.


No. 7 of 1955,
Appropriation
1955."


"The Supplementary
(1953) Ordinance,
2pp. Price 4 cts.


No. 10 of 1955, The Prison Ordi-
nance, 1955." 8pp. Price 10 ots.

Virgin Islands.

No. 14 of 1955, The Supplemen-
tary Appropriation (1954) Ordinance,
1956." 2pp. Price 4 cts.
INSTRUCTIONS

Montserrat.

"The Public Service Cunmmission.
Instructions, 1956."
)pp. / ri.c 15 cts.

STATUTORY RULE & ORDER.

Mmn tsr a/tl.

No. 2 of 1956. The I'Ill c Service
Commission Regulatii, '.5."
5/,. <: 8 cts.








- 16 February, 1956.]


THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


Tenders are invited for the supply
-of the undermentioned items to
-Goveriment departments in Antigua
for the period 1st April to 31st
December, 1956.
All tenders must be addressed to
the Administrator of Antigua in
sealed envelopes marked Tender for
the Supply of Petrol and diesel oil
and lubricating oil' and delivered to
the Administrator's Office not later
than 12 o'clock on Saturday the 31st
day of March, 1956.
Government does not bind itself to
accept the lowest or any tender:-
Petrol
Diesel oil
Lubricating oil.

Administrator's Office,
St. John's,
Antigua.
14th Febuary, 1956.
Ref. No. A. 41/36.

TRADE MARKS OFFICE,

ANTIGUA, 13th February, 1956.

CREAM OF WHEAT (CANADA)
TLTD., of 312 Chambers Street, Win-
mipeg, Manitoba, CANADA, have
applied for Registration of one Trade
Mark consisting of the following:-


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 9th February, 1956.

ASAHI KASEI KOGYO KABU-
SHIKI KAISHA of 1, Soze-cho,
Kita-Ku, Osaka, Japan, have applied
for Registration of one Trade Mark
consisting of the following:-


ASAHI BEMBERG

in Class 50 that is to say:-" Artifi-
cial Silk yarns, threads and fabrics ".
The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods for seven
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
Office, Antigua, of opposition to regis-
tration of the said Trade Mark.

CECIL O. BYRON,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.



TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 9th February, 1956.

CREAM OF WHEAT (CANADA)
LTD of 312 Chambers Street, Wini-
peg, Manitoba, Canada, have applied
for Registration of one Trade Mark
consisting of the following:-


CREAM

WHEAT


in Class 42 that is to say: Cereal
foods.
The Applicants claim that thny
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods sinc- 1st
October, 1938. before the date of their
said Application.
Any person may within three
months from the date of the
first appearance of this Advertise-
ment in the "Leeward Islands
Gazette," give notice in duplicate at
the Trade Marks Office, Antigua, of
opposition to registration of the said
Trade Mark.

CECIL O. BYRON,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


in Class 42 that is to say:--Creal
foods.
The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods since 15th
July, 1925 before the date of their
said Application.
Any person may within three
months from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement
in the Leeward Islands Gazette,"
give notice in duplicate at the Trade
Marks Office, A utigui, of opposition
to registration of the said Trade Mark.


CECIL 0. BYRON


Acting Registrar of Trade Marks. 36/00007.


LEEWARD ISLANDS
The Patents Act, 1906, Cap.
147 Federal Acts.
Acceptance of Complete Specification
In the matter of an application
by HENRY LOUIS IMEL-
MANN of 933 South State Road,
Arlington Heights, State of
Illinois, United States of
America, for Letters Patent for
an "Invention for converting
heat directly to electricity by the
phenomenon of thermoelectri-
city ".

Notice is hereby given that the
complete Specification left with the
above application on the 20th day of
December, 1955, has been accepted
and that the said application and
specification will he open to public
inspection any time between the
hours of 9.00 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. on
all working days except Saturdays
when the hours will be from 9.00 a.m.
to 12.00 noon.
Any person desiring to oppose the
grant of Letters Patent on the above
application on any of the grounds
allowed by the above cited Act, may
give notice of such opposition in the
prescribed manner at the Registrar's
Office at any time within three
months from the date of this
advertisement.

CECIL O. BYRON,
Acting Registrar of Patents.

Registrar's Ofice,
St, John, Antigua.
9th February, 1956.

In the Supreme Court of the
Windward Islands and
Leeward Islands.
SAINT CHRISTOPHER CIRCUIT.
A.D. 1956.

NOTICE is hereby given that in
pursuance of Rules made by the
Chief Justice under Section 16 of the
Windward Islands and Leeward
Islands (Courts) Order-in-Council
1939, and duly approved as therein
provided on the 16th day of October,
A.D. 1941, The Honourable the
Puisne Judge selected for the sitting
of the Court in the Saint Christopher
Circuit has appointed the day of the
month on which the ensuing Circuit
Court shall sit as follows, that is
to say:-
The Saint Christopher Circuit on
TUESDAY the 28th day of FEBRU-
ARY, 1956 at 10 o'clock in the
forenoon.
Dated the 4th day of February,
1956.


A. R. MEADE,
Acting Registrar.








THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


It is hereby notified for general
information that in accordance with
Financial Instructions 170 (a) all
persons who have not received com-
pensation or costs in respect of cases
adjudicated before the 1st January,
1956 and which compensation or
costs are in the custody of the
Magistrate, should apply to the
Magistrate's Office BEFORE the 31st
May, 1956, failing which these
amounts will be credited to revenue.

DESMOND A. MCNAMARA,
Magistrate.
6th February, 1956.


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
public funds, shall deliver a true
and correct return of his whole
income to the Commissioners not
later than the 31,t day of January,
1956. (Section 67 and S. R. & 0.
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. & 0. 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 mi:lke 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 b- 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 Gommnissioners.


HARBOUR, NOTICE.

BOAT LICENCES

The attention of owners of boats
is drawn to the following provisions
of the Porters. Watermen, and Boats
Licensing Ordinance, 1909, as
amended-

1. Within twenty days after the
first day of January in each year
every owner of every drogher,
lighter, flat, boat, or craft of
any description whatever, ply-
ing or engaged in any way at
or about this Island (except such
boats as are carried by registered
vessels) shall apply to the Har-
bour Master for a licence to
possess and use such drogher,
lighter, flat, or craft (Section
14 (1).)

Any person owning or being in
possession of a drogher, lighter,
fiat, boat, or craft required to be
licensed under this Ordinance,
and who fails to liceizce the same
within the time prescribed by
this Ordinance, shall be liable
on summary conviction to a
penalty not exceeding five
pounds besides the amount of
licence imposed by this Ordi-
nance in respect to such drogher,
lighter, flat, boat, or craft (Sec-
tion 29).

2. Every drogher, lighter, flat, boat
or craft licensed as before men-
tioned not being a registered
vessel within the meaning of
the Harbour and Roadsteads Act,
1894, shall have the number of
such licence, and the name of the
owner, legibly painted on the
stern in letters and figures not


less than one and a half inches.
in length, and the said stern shall
be bona fidl a fix part of the
drogher, lighter, flat, boat or
craft, and not a shifting board
moveable at pleasure; and if any
person shall be employed or
shall ply in any such flat, boat
or craft as a boatman without
having the number of the
licence so thereon painted as
aforesaid he shall forfeit and
pay a penalty not exceeding ten
s/I Ilings (Section 1 i.
3. Ir any drogher, lighter, flat,
boat or craft shall, in the opinion
of the owner, become unfit for
use, such owner shall within
twenty (lays after the first day
of January of the year succeed-
ing that in which such drogher,
lighter, flat, boat or craft became
unfit for use make declaration
before the Harbour Master that
such drogher, lighter, flat, boat,
or craft, in respect to which no
such declaration as aforesaid has
been made or a licence granted
shall be liable on summary
conviction to a penalty not
exceeding ten pou n d s (10).
(Section 30)

E. H. BLANCHARD,
Harbour Master.

28th January, 1956.


TRAFFIC NOTICE.

The Vehicles & Road Traffic
Ordinance, 1956.
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
6.15 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Dated this 4th day of February,
1956.
E. M. V. JAMES, Lt. Col.
Traffic Commissioner,


RAINFALL FIGURES.

Central Experiment Station,


Month.


Antigua.
1952. 1953. 1954. 1956. 1986.


Jail. 2.41 1.93 3.04 2.16 5.15
Feb. llth .92 .62 .60 .17 .61
3.33 2.55 3.64 2.38 6.76


ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands, by E. SI BLACKMAN,
Government Printer.-By Authority.
1956.


[ Price 53 cents.]


[16 Fe~bruary, 1956







No. 1 of 1956. Trade Licences and Tax (Amendment).


[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBUILNE,
governor .
19th January, 1956.

ANTIGUA.

No. 1 of 1956.

An Ordinance to amend further the Trade Licences
and Tax Ordinance, 1938.
(I 9th3 .Jalnury, 1956i] Commence-
S 1ment.

ENACTED by the Legislaturte of Antigua
as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Trade short title.
Licences and Tax (Amemenment) Ordinance, 1956
and shall'he read as one with the Trade Licences 16/19s8.
and Tax Ordinance 1938, as amended, hereinafter 17/1939.
called the Principal Ordinance.

2. Section 13 and Schedule 1) to the Repeal of
Principal Ordinance are hereby repealed. section 13 and
-' Schedule D to
Principal
Ordinance.

3. Section 16 of I'rincipal Ordinalnce is Amendment
hereby amended by the deletion of the words "or o rincipal
tax appearing in lines 7 and 9. Ordinance.


A IEC LOVELACE,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 19th
day of January, 1956.
F. A. CLARKE,
Acting Clerk of the Council.

ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Oific~, LAewtrd Islands.
by E. M. BLACKMAN. nov.rnment. Printer.-Hy Authority.
1 l ,i


ANTIGUA.


--500-2.56.


Price 3 cpnts.







Package Tax (Repeal).


[L.S.]




I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
19th January, 1956.




ANTIGUA.

No. 2 of 1956.

An Ordinance to repeal the Package Tax Ordinance,
1941.
[19th January, 1956] Commence-

ENA( TED by the Legislature of Antigua as
follows-:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
Package Tax (Repeal) Ordinance, 1956.
2. The Iackage Tax Ordinance 1941 is Repeal of
Ordinance
hereby repealed. No. 311941.

ALEC LOVELACE,
President.

Passed the Legidlatve Council this 19th day of
January, 1956

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

ANTIGUA..
t'rint4,d at the (overninent Printing Office, Leeward Islandyi,
oy E. M. BLACKMAN. Government Printer.-By Authoiity.
195(i.


-500--2.56.


No. 2 of 1956.


ANTIGUA.


Price 3 cents.







No. 7 of 1955. SupplementarL Appropriation MONTBERRAT.
(1953).

[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURN;E,
Governor.
30th December, 1955.


MONTSERRAT.

No. 7 of 1955.

An Ordinance to sanction certain payments
from the Public Treasury in excess of the
sums placed on the Estimates for the year
ended the thirty-firt day of December, 1953.
ENACTED by the Legislature of Montserrat
as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Sup- Short title.
plemneltary Appropriation (1953) Ordinance, 1955.
2. The various sums of money set forth in LegalizatioL
the Schedule to this Ordinance amounting in all to of pend.
one hundred and sixteen thousand seven hundred
and thiitv-fit e dollars and thirty-nine cents, and
drawn from the Public Treasury for the service
of the year ended the thirty-first day of December,
1953, under the Warrant of the Governor, but not
provided for in the Estimates for the said year,
are hereby declared to have been lawfully expended
for the services mentioned in the said Schedule.

(CHIARLESWORTH ROSS,
President.

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

JS. H. CARROTT,
Cl(rk ,if th f Cuncil.








MONTSBERKT. 2


Supplementary Appropriation
(1958).


No 7 of 1955.


SCHEDULE.



Service.


Charges on Public Debt
Pensions ani Gratnities
Administration
Treasury, Customs & Port
Water
Hospital, Infirmary, etc.
Education
Magistrate
Public Library
Supply Office
Miscellaneous
Post Office & Telephones
Public Works Department
Otway Settlement
Storm Damage

Total


,NTIGUA.
Printed at the Govrmunent Printing Office. Leeward Islanda
by E. M. BLACKM AN, Government Printer.-By Anthcrity.
1956,


$
... 161.10
.. 6218.02
7377.88
... 516.43
S 49.66
9111.92
.. 6634.45
... 232.05
208.80
... 244.00
13561.14
S13056.36
.. 577.15
... 1238.13
.. 57548.30

... 116735.39


Head.


VI.
11.
IV.
VIII.
XIII.
XIV`.
XV.
XIX.
XX.
XXI'.
XIIlI
XXIV
XXVII
xxIX.


[Price 4 cents.j


Amount.


0000/74 2-500-2.56.








No. 10 of 1955. Prison. flNT'TEER T1.

[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
7th January, 1956.

MIONTSERRAT.


No. 10 of 1955.

An Ordinance to provide for the establishment. manage-
ment, supervision and control of Prisons in the
Presidency.
ENACTED by the Legislature of Montserrat.

1. This Ordinace may be cited as the Prison short title
Ordinance, 1955, and shall come into operation on a date and Com-
to be lixed by the Governor by Proclamation published nencement.
in the Gazrtte.

2. In this Ordinance unless the context otherwise Interpreta-
requires- tion.
"prisoner" means any person lawfully sentenced or
ordered to be imprisoned or detained in prison;

prison means gaol, and includes the airing ground
or other ground or buildings occupied by prison
ollicers and contiguous thereto and any other
place, which the Governor shall by proclamation
published in the Grtelt~ declare to be a prison.

PROVISION, MAINTENANCE AND CLOSING OF PRISONS.

3. There shall be provided and maintained at the Presidency
expense of Ilie Presidency, adequate accommodation for to provide
its prisoners in a prison: and maintain
prison.
Provided however that the buildings and premises in
the Presidency now used as a prison shall continue to be
used as the prison for the Presidency.

4. The Governor may with the approval of the Power to
Legislative Council alter, enlarge or rebuild any prison in alter prison.
the Presidency or may, if necessary, build new prisons in and build
lieu of or in addition to any existing prisons. new olls.

5. (1) The Governor n:ma at any time by proclama- Closing of
tion declare any prison in the Presidency to be closed; prisons.
and every prison which the Go)veirnor shall so declare to
be closed shall, as from thi date of the proclination,
cease to be used as a prison accordingly.








MONTSERRAT. 2


Prison.


No. 10 of 1955.


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

VISITING COMMITTEE.

Visiting 6. (1) Rules made under section 28 of this Ordi-
Committee. nance shall provide for the constitution by the Governor
of a visiting c.ninmittee of a prison consisting of Justices
of the Peace of the Presidency appointed at such times,
in such manner and for such periods as may be prescribed
by the Rules.

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

Prison 7. (1) The Governor shall appoint an officer with
officers. such title as lie may approve who slall be in charge of
the prison in the Presidency and shall superintend and
manage the same.
(2) In addition to the officer appointed under sub-
section (1) of this section the Governor shall appoint such
other officers including an honorary chaplain, as may be
necessary, for the efficient management of the prison.

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

Powers of 8- Every male prison officer while acting as such
prison officers, shall have all the powers, authority protection and
privileges of a constable.
CONFINEMENT AND TREATMENT OF PRISONERS.

Place of 9. (1) A prisoner, whether sentenced to imprison-
confinement ment or committed to prison on remand or pending trial
of prisoners, or otherwise, may be lawfully confined in any prison.

(2) Prisoners shall be committed to such prisons as
the Governor may from time to time direct; and may by
direction of the Governor be removed during the term of
their imprisonment from the prison in which they are
confined to any other prison in the Presidency.








No. 10 of 1955.


Prison.


3 MONTBERBAT.


(3) A writ, warrant or other legal instrument ad-
dressed to the officer in charge of a prison aml identifying
that prison by its sitmition or I)y any other sufficient
description shall not be invalidated by reason only that
tl.h prison is usually known by a different description.

S10. (1) Every prisoner shall Ib deemed to be in the Legal custody
legal custody of th- ,,li-er in cIarge of the prison, of prisoner.

(2) A prismoer shall he deemed to be in legal custody
while he is co itntined in, or is being take-n to or from, any
prison and while he is working, or is for any other reason,
outside the prison in thi custody or under the control of
an officer of the prison.

11. (1) Except as provided by this section, corporal Corporal
punishment shall not. he inflicted in any prison, punishment
in prisons.
(2) Ii l'-s made under section 28 of this Ordinance
may antlho; is i ih( intlictioni of corporal punishment for
mutiny, i;(, itwmonot to mutiny, or gioss personal violence
to aln ,ilicr t it prison when committed by a male
prisoner.
(3) Then rulesI shall not authorise the infliction of
corporal punishment excpt by order of the visiting
committee made at a meeting it which not less than three
members are present; and no such order shall b made
except after an inquiry in which the evidence is given on
oath:
Provided that the Governor may, if he thinks fit in
any particular case. direct that the functions exercisable
as aforesaid by the visiting committee shall be exercised
by a lmagistrait appointed b3 him in that behalf.

(4) Tli punishment which may be inflicted under
sucnh ,m odl,' as aforesaid shall not exceed-

(a) in the case of a person appe-aring to the
visiting committee or magistrate to be not less than
twenit. -one yoars of age, -ighteen strokes of a
cat-o'-nine-tails or tamarindi rod; or
(I) in the case of a person appearing ti them or
him to be under that age, twelve strokes ot' a
tamarind rod,

and if c(ir.,piral punishment is inflicted, no further
punishmenett by way of confinement in c(lls or restricted
diet shall be imposed.

( ,Where an order for the infliction of corporal
punishment has been made under this section, a copy of
thfi notes, of the evidence given at th- inqniry, i copy of
the or,l-r ian i .att.enit of the crulis on wx which it was
inside shaiii fm ( i h ti iv\en lto Ihe (Gov)I'IIror: and the
order shall !, ofrri.- i i !,, itff le onI :irf r confirmation
by the Giiem in, anl. il tho Go,\irior c(onfirms, thll order
with modifications, in accordance with the modifications.









MO':TSERRAT. 4


Duly of officer
in charge to
di' ot pri-


Inlliovall of
prisonuors for
jtlliciai andt
othl'r purt
]iiocs- ,. t. 5
0. 19t0 No,.
22 ientiratl
(Tovernment).

































l.ominOt ii of
prisi e 1 rs
rmiii ierisnt
t'i't en' v.


ti'son.


No. 10 of 1955.


(6) A refusal by thie : ,virnor to confirm such an
order as aforesaid shall not prejudice any power to
impose another piulishlimnt fI tho ofencre lor which the
order was ml1ade.

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

13. (1) R uh-s made under action 28 o(f this Ordi-
inuce may provide in what. manner an appellant within
their mIeaning of the Winlward Islands and Ixeeward
Ianmds (Court of Appeal uls, 191-40, when in custody, is
to bie tak-in to, kept in cun'tody at, and brought Iuback frnom,
any place at wlich he is entititld it b1 present for the
purposes i'f those rules, or ally i lie t(o which tie' Court
ol' Appeal for thi.' Windwoard slitilundi and LLecr",i'ii Islands
or any judge thereof inay order him :i be taken Ifr the
purp, o of any proc-edini" of that ('oIut.

(2) The Governor may-

(a) ii' I(. is l.ln that. the attendance at any
place in tlie Piieidcncy of a person detained in a
prison in the Pr,'-ihIi'-y is dlsiralle in the interests
of justice or for the purposes of' any public: inquiry,
direct him to be taken t t that place;

(b) if he is s;tisfied that a person so detained
requires medical or su irical treatment of any descrip-
tion, direct him to l(. taken to a hospital or other
suitable place fr tlhe purpose of ilihe treatment,

and where any periTon i-s diretclt uIInder this- subsection
to be taken to any plluc hie shall, unless thli Governor
otherwise directs, h e k:'pt in (nsti.ily while being so
taken, while at thai place. anti vwhil being taken back to
the prison in which he is required in accordance with
law to be detained.

(3) It shall be lawful for any magistrate, in any case
where he may see lit to tdo so, upon application to issue a
warrant or order nuidl r his halt for any prisoner toi be
taken fri)m t e 1 riw n t i i' (''I' i or tlie purpos(' of
answering' ny tch: 1' tt:t iau prel''ctd gIil)inst him.

i4:. The Gov rnor imnlt i wri in.- uni r his hand
order any prisoner in tlite i'resid(ncy to bI,' relioVe'd to a
prison in anthl"tr Pl-'r-sit den'y tiere to under'o tihe period
oi' hii imtpis4onment, or l'-iention:

P iie l however it'h o o, i,, der shltil be made, under
this :-e til 'ii les ti le i N t i.;, (i W ern tint of the
'r'.sitleiiy' to whicli thle prisoltl' i. LiI be ir. mlo',ed hasl
been first obtained.









No. 10 of 1955. Prison. 5 MONT1NBBRT.

15. For the purpose of taking a person to or from Power cf
any prison ndler the order of any authority competent to constable etc.
to act outside
give tht- order a constable or other officerr may act outside his jcrisdic
the area of his jurisdiction and shall notwithstanding that tion.
he is so acting have all the powers, authority, protection
and privileges of his office.

16. (1) In any sentence of imprisonment the word Calculation
"month" shall, unless the contrary is expressed, be of term of
construed as meaning calendar month. sentence.

(2) A prisoner who but for this subsection would be
discharged on ; Sunday, Christmas Day or Good Friday,
shall be discharged on the day next preceding.

17. (1) l nl- s made uinler section 28 of this Ordi- Remission for
nance may mak. provision wh-rely, in such circumstances good conduct
and award of
as may lie prescribed by the rules, a person serving a ratuities.
sentence of imprisonment for such a term as may be so
prescribed may be granted remission of such part of that
sentence as may be so prescribed on the ground of his
industry and good conduct, and on the discharge of a
person from prison in pursuance of any such remission as
aforesaid his sentence shall expire.

(2) Rtuleks n.ide as aforesaid may also provide for the
award of gratuities on their discharge to prisoners who
have been sentenced to imprisonment with hard labour
for a term of ori exceeding twelve months.

18. (1) If the Governor is satisfied that by reason Power of
of the condition of a prisoner's health it is undesirable to Governor
detain him in prison, but that, such condition of health todischarge
being idue i whole or in part to thi, prisoner's own temporarily
conduct in pris n, it is desirable that his release shoull be on account
temporary and conditional only, the Governor may, if he of ill health.
thinks fit, having regard to all the circumstance,, of the
case, by order autlhorise the temporary discharge of the
prisoner for ncl period and subject to such conditions as
may be stated in the order.

(2) Where an order of temporary discharge is made
in the cas, of a prisoner not undlr sentence, the order
shall cliitain conditions requiring tle attendance of the
prisoner at ;ny further proceedings on his case at which
his presence may be required.

(3) Any plrisner discharged undlei this section shall
comply witli any conditions stated in the order of
temporary discharge, anl shall return to irison at the
expiration o' the !period stat. extended period as may bIe t ix-.d I!y ;a subsequent order
of thel Go'.vncior, and if the prisoner fails so, to comply
or return, he mny be arrested without warrant and taken
back to prison.









MONTSERRAT. 6 Pison. No. 10 of 1955.

(4) Whewre a prisoner iinder sentence is discharged in
pursuance( o an order of temporary discharge, the
cIrllr i of t lih slntelice shall li- suspended from tle day
,n which ihei is .ischargled from prison under the order to
the dayl oll which hl is ltceivel back into prison, so that
th! former day, shall be reckoned and the hitter shall not
be reckoned as part of the sentence.

(5) Notlling in this section shall affect t.: duties of
the melic;al officer of a prison in respect of a prisoner
whom th, Gtovernor does not think tit to discharge under
this section.

OFFENCES.

Escape, at- 19. Every prisoner who-
tempt to
escape, ani (1) escapes or attempts to escap, from a;ny
prison breach. pri-on wherein lie is iawl'fully ctiolinel: (or

(b) escapes or atleinpts to escap; during the time
of his conveyance to or from a prison. or ihilst oil
his way to or from any road or public work, or
during the time of' hii employment t therein; or

(c) forcibly breaks out of Lan cell or theirr place
in which h- is l owfuilly conlfinSI or makes alv In'beacih
thert-il with intent to escja ,

shall be guilty of an offlenc- against t his Olrdinance and
on conviction tlic-reol' o in dictment he liable to imlprison-
inenll for a p-eriod not t-xce.lin' two years.

Rescue, or 20. Every p-rsoni \\iho trecilIs, orl :tu,-pts to
promotion rescu.- any p-rson \\ lio h:it Ih-tn co Ilvic d1, oir who is in
of rescue of custody, on ; chari- of felony, shall be giiilt, of feoIy
prisonnrs,
prisolh rs". and shall be liabl, to be tiniprisonr wit;i 11r' williout
hard labo r,. f',r :ill termi not 1xceedin, ire T.i'rs: and
every person who rescues, o:' aittein;l s in rI t i', ally
person who lias ben convicted, 0or \\ hio is ii ens:ody, on
a crimmal charge other than felony, shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor, anl shall be liable to Ie inprisoned, with
or without hard labour, for any tirin not exceeding
eighteen months: and all persons ailing, assisting or
abetting thl commission of any such otfH'ncle is as foresaid
shall be liable to be prosecuted and plnis0hed in the same
manner as principals.

Wilfully 21. Every tper'sonl having the cinstody of a prisoner,
permittiuli who shall knowingly and wilfully allow I im to escape,
prisomnr lo shall I)e liable to be imprisoned, with or without hard
t'ecapie(. labour, for iany term not exceedin-' two ieills.

Nelig' ntly 22. Every p 'rs >in livin tlih cti fd of Ii priso ner,
porniilti', who. tlroliah n li .ei -'i or car'' sness, .ilows :in such
p iwior' t1,o prisoner t ) iscap) s.li.ll I), liail- to li ll il lli i-aiAiilll'naw t,
or botli, at the discretion of the (Jourt.


.L








No. 10 of 1955. Prison. 7 MoTS,.itRATr

23. Any person who assaults or resists ;an prison Assaulting
officer in th.' xc cuitii n ,f his du(ty, or aids or ( x1. is ai r I "' listing
I I 1 1 prison officers.
person so to assault or resist any such officer shall be onofirs.
liable on summary conviction to a pinalty not exceeding
one hundred dollars, or to imprisonnmnt with or without
hard labour, for any term not exceeding two months: or,
if the offender be a prisoner, he shall be liable, on
conviction on indictment, to be imprisoned with or with-
out hard labour, for any term not exceeding one year:

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

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

25. Any person who contrary to the rules of a Unlawful
prison brings or attempts to bring into-the prison or to a conveyance
of spirits or
prisoner any spirituous or fermented liquor or tobacco, or tobacco into
places any such liquor or any tobacco anywhere outside prison etc.
the prison with intent that it shall come into the
possession of' I priso, ir, and any officer who contrary to
those rules allows any such liquor or any tobacco to be
sold or used in the prison, shall be liable on summary
conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six
months or a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars.

26. Any person who contrary to the rules of a Unlawful
prison conveys or attempts to convey any letter or any introduction
other thing into or out of the prison or to a prisoner or art les.
places it anywhere outside the prison with intent that it
shall come into the possession of a prisoner shall, where
he is not thereby guilty of an offence under either section
24 or section 25 of this Ordinance be liable on summary
conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty dollars.

27. The oflicer in charge of every prison shall Display of
cause to be affixed in a conspicuous place outside such notice of
prison a notice of the penalties to which persons coin- penalties.
mitting offences under sections 24, 25 and 26 of this
Ordinance are liable.
RULES.

28. (1) Subject to the provisions of the West Power to
Indian Prison Act 1838, the Governor-in-Council may ake Rules.
1 & 2 Vict.
make ruies for thli regulation and management of prisons C. 67
the conduct, discipline and duties of the officers employed (Imperial).
therein, and the classification, treatment, employment,
discipline and control of prisoners.








MONTSERRAT. 8


P /Orisn.


No. 10 of 1955.


(2) Rnles made nilter this section shall iimak provi-
sion for ensuriii that a person who is ch:rlirged with an
offence under the rules shall be given a proper opportunity
of presenting his case.

CHARLESWORTH ROSS,
Preesident.

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

JS. II. CARROT,
Clerk of thr Council,


ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Isl:ans,
by E. M. BLACKMAN. Government Printer.-Ry Aiuthority.
1951;.


47/00323-500-2.56.


[/=vice 10 cents.







No. 14 of 1955.' Supplementary Appropriatzon
(1954).

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


VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 14 of 1955.


An Ordinance to sanction certain payments fiom
the Public Treasury in excess of the sums
placed on the Estimates for the year ended
on the thirty-first day of December, 1954.

ENACTED by the Legislature of the Virgiii
Islands.


1. This Ordinance miv be cited as the Sup-
plementary Appropriation (1954) Ordinance, 1955.


2. The various sums set forth in the
Schedule to this Ordinance amounting in all to
Fifty-five thousand and sixty-one dollars and
sixty-nine cents and drawn from the Public Treas-
ury for the service of the year ended on the 31st
day of December, 1954, under the Warrant of the
Governor, but not provided for in the Estimates
for the said year, are hereby declared to have been
lawfully expended for the services mentioned in
the said schedule.

I-. A. C. HOWARD,
President.


Passed the Legislative
of October, 1955.


Council the 12th day


H. O. CREQUE,
'/er/k of the Council.


VIRGIN
ISLANDS.


Short title.


Legalization of
expenditure.








VIRGIN 2 Supplementary Appropriation. No. 14 of 1955.
ISLANDS. (1954).


SCHEDULE.


Head.

I.
III.
VIII.
X.
XII.
XIIIA.


Service.

Pensions
Administration ...
Miscellaneous ...
Post Office ...
Public Works Recurrent ...
Public Works Deferred Maintenance


ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printini Office, Leeward Islands.
by E. M. BLAOKMAN. Government Printer.-By Authority.
1956.


Amount.
$
1,561.27
7,701.64
9,893.53
11.51
5,916.05
29,977.69

55,061.69


47/00140--500-2..56.


[Pri~ce 4 rmtts.]









Montserrat.


The Public Service Commission In-
structions, 1956, made by the
Governor under Regulation 6 of
the Public Service Commission
Regulations, 1956, (S. R. & 0. 1956
No. 2) this 10th day of February,
1956.

PART I.
PRELIMINARY.
1. (1) These Instructions may be cited as Titlr nd
the Public Service Commission Instructions, 1956. APlTi":tion.
(2) These Instructions shall apply to all
members of the Public Service except as provided
in paragraph 15.
2. In these Instructions unless the context Interpreta
otherwise requires:- tion.
Commissioner shill have the same mean-
ing as in the Ordinance;
appointmentt means the conferment of an
office of emolument in the.public service,
whether or not suibjc.'t to subsequent
confirmation, upon a prrson not in the
public service; the grant of permanent
and pensionable terms of service in a
public office to a person recruited and
serving on contract or agreement in a
pensionable or non-pensionable public
office; the re-engagement of a person
on contract or agreement for a further
period in the same or another public
office; the permanent transfer to an
office in the public service of a member
of the Civil Service of the United
Kingdom who is serving on temporary
transfer in an office in the public
service; the pa.d appointment of a public
officer to act in any public office other
than the office to which he is substan-
tively appointed;









" the Chairman means the person appointed
under regulation 3 of the Public Ser-
vice Conunission Regulations, 1956, ",s
Chairman of the Commission and shall
include an acting Chairman;
"the Commission means the Public Service
Commission appointed under the Public
Service Commission Regulations, 1956;
"Governor shall have the same meaning as
in the Ordinance;
"Member" means any person appointed
under the Public Service Commission
Regulations, 1956, as Chairman or
Member of the Commission, and shall
include any person appointed under those
Regulations to be a temporary Member;
"office of emolument" means any pensiona-
ble or non-pensionable post which is
shown under a Personal Emoluments
sub-head in the current Estimates of
the Presidency;
"officer in charge of prison discipline ", "the
Keeper ", subordinate officer" and
"Visiting Justices" shall have the same
meanings as in the Rules and Regu-
lations for the Government of Prisons
made by the Governor in Council on
the 18th day of August, 1909, as
amended;
"promotion means the conferment upon
a person in the public service of a public
office to which is attached a higher
salary or higher salary scale than that
attached to the public office to which he
was last substantively appointed;
" public office ", public officer and public
service" shall have the same meanings
as in the Ordinance;
"the secretary" means the person appointed
under the Public Service Commission
Regulations, 1956, as secretary of the
Commission;










salary means basic salary;

"scale means a salary scale as from time to
time set out in the Estimates of Revenue
and Expenditure;

"the Ordinance" means the Public Service
Commission Ordinance, 1956; 1/195c.

"transfer means the conferment, whether
permanently or on secondment upon a
person in the public service of such
public office other than that to which
he was last substantively appointed
wiclih involves no question of an imme-
diatO promotion.

3. (1) The commissionn shall advise the Dnties of the
Governor or the Commissioner on such appoint- Commission.
ments, promotions and transfers of public officers
as are required to be submitted to the Secretary
of State, or the Governor, or the Commissioner
for approval:

Provided that this function shall not in any
way :nift the power and authority of the
Secretiaryv ,' State to fill any post of the class
referred to in paragraph 11 (1) of these Instruc-
tions in accordance with the provisions of Colonial
Regulations.

(2) The. Commission shall when required
advise the (Governor or the Commissioner on-

(a) disciplinary procedure in accordance
with such instructions as may be issued by
the Governor;

(b) all recommendations that an officer
should be retired on the grounds of general
inefic 'n' ;

(c) ..ich other functions as are vested
in the Gvernor hb the Ord(inance.











PART II.

AiTOINTMIENTS (INCLUDING PROMOTIONS
AND TI ANSWERS).

Colitrol of 4. In order to discharge its duties under
reruLitment. priigrniph 3 of tliese Instructions the Connmission
may exercise control over and may be required to
approve all schemes for admissioni to any public
office by examination, for the award of scholarships
for special training ant facilities for courses of
instructio,, and over all other methods of recruit-
ment, itncuding the appointment and procedure
of Boards for the selection of candidates. It may
prescribe, the manrner in which applicattiis for
Government appointments should be made and
arraln'e for such examinations as may be consid-
ered necessary to be held before any candidate is
admitted to the public service.


Principles
relatilig to
geleoon for
first appojidi-
nlints and
Promotions.


Advertigemelit
of vacanlcies.








I W11 1)10 and

o ill ton
1.10] li~tiObi.


5. (1) In niaking reconmendations for
firit appointments to the public service, the
Cominission shall Ie guided byi the principle that
prior colnidieratiln sl!hall be gi'iven to the claims
of suitably qualified local coudidates.

(2) In making reconimendations for pro-
miotions within tle public service, the commission n
shall be guided bv :ihe i) ilciile that prior
consideration shail hIe ivi; to the claims of
suitably (nualified public officers serving in the
Presidency.

6. Where the Comnission considers it
Ince.:s:try to ai\ e i li tlhe existence of a vacancy
in tie publlic service, the rinuiremeiits of the
-iian!t plM, .l, tin, ,tliitiieaions necessary for
it sal,;i bev (lovercnor or the
Coinsiniisioner. T''h Coinission shall publish
the IlIviiemt iSteL t, d s hall consider any replies
received tIhereto.


7.


(1) In u iingi.n, recommendations for
,is ill thle iIbl service the (Comnmission
.,i i ua. (:li li: of til l. i ofel ie' erI on the
official quatlii,.n- exp)erienc(e awd merit.











(2) Recommendations for promotion shall
state whether the person recommended is the
senior officer in his department eligible for
promotion and where this is not the case detailed
reasons shall be given in respect of each person
in that same department over whom it is proposed
that the person recommended should be promoted.

8. Where the General Orders require that
progress to a higher point in a salary scale is
depend it on the results of an efficiency bar
examination, the Commission shall arrange and
conduct the said examination in accordance with
a syllabus prepreed by the Commission and
published in the Gazette.

9. Tie principles and procedure for mak-
ing rcconleidaitions for paid acting appointments
shall be the same as that prescribed in these
Instruction f'or making a promotion. When
recommending an acting appointment it shall be
stated whether or not the officer recommended
for acting appointment is in every way qualified
to perform 11 the duties of the office in which he
is to act.

10. When it is necessary to make an
appointment, promotion or transfer, the proce-
dure prescribed in paragraphs 11 and 12 of these
Instructions shall be followed except that, where
any delay involved in carrying out such procedure
is likely iN cause serious inconveniences, the
Governor or the Commissioner shall report the
matter to the Chairman who may as a matter
of urgency recommend an acting appointment
without retard to that procedure.

11. The procedure governing recommenda-
tions for appointments, promotions and transfers
in the public service shall be in accordance with
the following classification:-

(1) (CLASS Ai--Posts of which the initial
salary is not less thi;n 'i,i,800 per annum and
the killing of which requires the approval of
the Secretary of State.


Elficiuncy bar
examination.







PrincipleF-
relating to
wctin-
aIpPoiftmellt8.


Departure
from
procedure in
special
circumstances.









Procedure
relating to
appointments
to bo filled
otherwise
than by
examination.










(a) As soon as a vacancy occurs or
is known to be impending, the Governor
or the Commissioner shall notify the
secretary and furnish him with details of
the requirements of the post, the (qnalifi-
cations necessary, and the emoluments
attached thereto.
(b) The Commission shall consider
public officers .in the Presidency, in
accord dance with the pri-.ciples in para-
graphs 5 and 7 of these Instructions.
(c) If in the opinion of the (ommnis-
sion there is no local public officer suitably
qualified for appointment to the post, the
Commission m;i seek the advice of the
Public Service Commission in any other
British Caribbean Territory or may con-
sider other lcail candidates not in the
public service.
(d/) 'iThe (' lilii -ion shall make
recomin ridations to the Governor for
filling the post, in order that the Governor
may submit his recommend tions to the
Secretary of State.
(e) If th ('ommis.,sion is notable to
reconlmmned thi applinmlltl t ofa c;til::te
it shm: l i, l'orin thi (.oi -'lnor n' lii ly
stating tlie step-s licih lh v\ I) n tak,.n
to ascertain whetil, r a suiit:abl candidate
is available and the reasons why a recom-
menda.tion cannot be made.

(2) CLASS B-IPosts iiaove scale I in the
Salary Scales of the Civil Service, the filling of
which requires the approval of the Governor.

(a) As soon as a vacanoy occurs or is
known to be impending, the Governor
or the Conmmissionerr shall aotifv the
,ecretarv u:niI i ltlnii-.h him witl details of
the r euiremenlts of the po-t, the qalifi-
canL, os ccessac'ry, a"nd the emoluments
attached thereto.









(b) The Commission shall consider
public officers in the Presidency, in
accordance with the principles in para-
graphs 5 (2) and 7 of these Instructions.

(c) If in the opinion of the Coninis-
sion there is no public officer in the
Presidency who is suitably qualified to fill
the post, the Commission may then
consider other public officers outside the
Presidency and,' if necessary, advertise
the post in accordance with paragraph 6
of these Instructions.
(d) The Commission shall then
make recommendations to the Governor
for filling the post.

(3) CLASS C-Posts in the graded ser-
vice (scales I to XIV in the Salary Scales
of the Civil Service) and other posts, the
filling of which requires the approval of the
Commissioner.
(a) As soon as a vacancy occurs
or is known to be impending, the
Commissioner shall notify the secretary
and furnish him with details of the
requirements of the poet, the qualifications
necessary, and the emoluments attached
thereto.
(b) The Commission shall consider
public officers in the Presidency, in
accordance with the principles in para-
graphs 5 (2) and 7 of these Instructions.

(c) If in the opinion of the Commis-
sion there is no public officer in the
Presidency who is suitably qualified to fill
the post, the Commission may then con-
sider other public officers outside the
Presidency or candidates selected as a
result of examinations in accordance with
paragraph 12 of these Instructions, or
may advertise the post.









(d) The Commission shall then
make recommendations to the Commis-
siolier for filling the post.

Vacancies to 12. Where vacancies are to be filled according
exaintione,, to the results of examinations in conformity with
any approved scheme of recruitment the iprocdure
set out in paragraph 11 of these Instructions shall
not apply. The Governor or the Commissioner
shall notify the vacancies to the secretary and the
Commission shall arrange for the holding of neces-
sary examinations in accordance with the scheme of
recruitment.

PART III.
MISCELLANEOUS.

Representa- 13. The Commission shall not consider
tions from representations from individuals (including iulivid-
ual officers) except when required to do so by the
Governor or the Commissioner.

Cases not 14. Any case not covered by these instruc-
covered. tions shall be reported to the secretary and the
Commission may refer the case to the Governor
who may issue instructions under his hand as to
how the case shall be dealt with, and the case shall
be dealt with accordingly.

savings. 16. Nothing in these Instructions shall-

(a) apply to any member of the Gover-
nor's personal staff;

(b) apply to any Judge of the Supreme
Court or any Magistrate;

(c) apply to any office or rank in a Naval,
Military or Air Force constituted by or raised
under any enactment;

(d) apply to any appointments to and
promotions in the Oversea Audit Service;











(e) affect the powers and responsibility
conferred upon the Commissioner of Police by
the Police Act, 1951, as amended, and any
regulations made thereunder, in respect of
appointments, promotion and discipline of all
ranks of the Police Force below the rank of
Inspector; or of the powers and responsibility
conferred upon the officer in charge of prison
discipline, the Keeper or the Visiting Justices
by the Ruiles and Regulations for the Govern-
ment o'f the Prisons made by the Governor
in councill on the 18th day of August, 1909,
as amended, in respect of discipline of subordi-
nate officers.

16. These Instructions shall come into
operation on the 16th day of February, 1956.


Dated this 10th day of February, 1956.


K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.




















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LEEWARD ISLANDS.
MONTSERRAT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1956, No. 2.

THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION REGULATIONS DATED
FEBRUARY 10, 1956, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR UNDER
SECTION 9 OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ORDI-
NANCE, 1956 (No. 1/1956.)


1. Short Title. These Regulations may be cited as
the Public Service Commission Regulations, 1956.

2. Interpretation. (1) In these Regulations unless
the context otherwise requires-
Commission" means the Public Service Commission
the establishment of which is provided for under
section 5 of the Public Service Commission Ordi-
nance, 1956;
Instructions means the Instructions from time to time
issued under the hand of the Governor in accordance
with regulation 6 of these Regulations;
public office" means any office of emolument in the
public service;
public officer" means the holder of any public office
and includes any person appointed to act in any
such office;
public service" means the service of the Crown in
respect of the government of the Presidency.
(2) References to a member of the Commission shall,
unless the context otherwise requires, include references to
the Chairman or acting Chairman.
3. Membership of Commission. The Governor
shall by writing under his hand appoint a Chairman (not
being a public officer) and not more than two other persons
to be members of the Commission. At least one member of
the Commission shall be a person who is not a public officer
or a retired public officer.









4. Tenure of Office and telms of Service of
Commission. (1) Mmcnbers of the Commiission shall hold
office during the Governor's pleasure and subject thereto the
Chairman shall hold office for such period not exceeding two
years as may be prescribed in the instrument by which he is
appointed; provided that a person shall, if qualified, be eligible
for re-appointment from time to time as a member of the
Commission.
(2) The Governor may appoint ary person to act in the
place of the Chairman or any other ineml r of the Coinmis-
sion in case of his temporary absence or inability to act as
such Chairman or other mi mber.
(3) Any member of the Commis-ion inta, if ti- is not
a public officer, at anv time, and, if he is a public officer, with
the consent of the Governor, resign his oflice bi, instriumeiit, in
writing addressed to the secretary of the C'ommission who
shall forthwith forward the same to the Govlernor through the
Commissioner and from the date on, ihe r'c.-ipt by the
secretary of the Commission cf isuchl ins' r.niit sulch min.miber
sh:tll cease to be a member r of thil Co. nmi ..io ;nd hl vacancy
caused by such resignation or by th- of a in, mnier or by
the removal of a member lhatlll be fiile, i by tle Gove nor by
the appointment of another person for thi rimainader of the
term of office of the member whom he replaces.
(4) The appointment, removal or resignation of any
member of the Commission or .f its secretary shall bw notified
in the Gazette.

(5) Out of such funldi as a i.e ptvii' bi the
Legislative Council to cover thte txpc} ies Iti ihe Connmision,
the Chairman or acting Chairman of the C'onu is- i ,n shall be
paid the sum of fifteen dollars for e.i c.'h meeting of the Com-
mission which he attends, and every other member of the
Commission, not being a public officer, h,1ll be pail the sum
of ten dollars for each meeting of the Comimission which he
attends; provided that the nmximum ai:nntillt !paablc in any
month shall, in the case of the Chai'rmti or 0;'ti;g Chairman,
be sixty dollars and, in the case of uany other niember, be
forty dollars; provided further that l o public !li( or shall be
paid any remuneration a aa imen iier of rti Connii slion.

(6) Members of th. ('oiimi i, i, :iir V il, public.
officers, may be paid trav\.in. nid suabsli.,;ce WVlAcw:rices at
such rates as may from time to time toe prescriitcd by the









Governor for atrendance at mee'inps of th ie Commission or
for travelling fior out er,p, pores t of the Commission.

5. Oath of Office. The Chairman and members
of the tCo( nission shll on heir appointment as such inke an
oath or n!nke ,;ii a:firmation, eich according to )is conscience,
in the form in the Schedule to the. e Reguiatioios. Such in
oath or affirimtioi( hall be adin nistered by or made before
a Magist'rate or Justice of the PeacA.

(;. Issue of Instructions. The Governor may by
writing under his hand from time ro time issue JI.-tructions to
t!"'. ('nc~.lmisifi, 1 re.- ribrin, iii ,e lanii nii er in which it shall
pHTfE i i i;s functio !s and for i';irri ng' inio *fleet the purposes
andl revisions of these leguilalions.

i. Record of Meetings and Decisions, Aliintes
of all meetings of the Coimnission shall be recorded ani. k-lpt
bv the Secretary. 'ois of such minutes Iuily coniirmed at
a subsequent, meoetiit shall ai -ooi ans practicalde thereaf er
be foriwarded i o :hel Co!o ni :.iiii ene for tra .smiiission to the
Governor. All recomnunendtioinsl mallie by thie (Commission
shial he submitted to the Governor through the Commissioner.


SQuorum and Voting. At any meeting of the
'(rllniission tlie Cha;irmian or n.etini (Chairimalii and any one
mm-niber shall fr umi qui r fr i iiio r trrns;.>i!ion of business.
The Cliairman or ni.ingi Cliniini, as. tlie c'ae*( may be, shall
have a delibera;.ive as we l :.s ai citing \ I '.. All decisiions of
the Coimnudmissiomi !.):.. b i a i ijor!it ofy the votes of the
menlbets present idi inill i. Prvii ,' t tr I Ch.iiinaian or
acting Cihairinmn, as the cnse many be, shall h;ae a second or
casling v\ 1( whiiei,'er thi voting shall w -,'p ;].

9. ConsmutaLion with PerrIorr other than
IMfembers. The R'ni -sii-:on iim cor:.; :,,;; av Iatt-'r or
quet'ision referred to it or ii: ,alviC ma\ cowisult M ich l eaids
of Goverli.tnit I)pa.rTmentis :'r other l't l i officero- I(O ii her
per!'ons :i the C lnmi.s a :n. ',i-.der ploper and desirable.

i0. ppoi'itment of hec.rtary. The Adminis-
trator Ii-ll appoint a. Se,'ertary to tih Commiission,










11. Protection of Members from Legal
Proceedings. The Chairman and any member of the
Commission shall have such and the like protection and
privileges in case of any action or suit brought against him
for any act done or omitted to be done or words spoken in-
the execution of his duty as is by law given to any Judge of
the Supreme Court of the Windward Islands and Leeward
Islands in the exercise of his judicial office.

12. Improper Influence. Any person who other-
wise than in the course of his duty directly or indirectly by
himself or by any other person in any manner whatsoever
influences or attempts to influence any decision of the Com-
mission or of the Chairman or of any member shall be guilty
of an offence and upon summary conviction shall b,. liable to
a fine not exceeding five hundred dollar, or to imprisonment
for a term not exceeding six months; provided that nothing
in this regulation shall prohibit any person who may properly
do so from giving a certificate or testimonial to any applicant
or candidate for any public office or from supplying any
information or assistance upon formal request by the
Commission.

13. Wilfully supplying False Information
to Commission. Any person who, in connection with
an application by any person for employment or promotion
in the public service or with any matter upon which it is the
duty of the Commission to advise the Governor or any Head
of a Government Department under these Regulations, wilfully
gives to the Commission or to any member thereof or to any
person or body of persons appointed to assist the Commission
in the exercise of its functions or the discharge of its duties
any information which is false by reason of the falsity of, or
by reason of the omission of, a material particular, shall be
guilty of an offence and upon summary conviction be liable
to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to
a fine irot exceeding one thousand dollars.

14. Commencement. These Regulations shall come
into operation on the 16th day of Febriuary, 1956.








5

SCHEDULE.

Regulation 5.
OATH OF OFFICE.

I, having been appointed to act as

Chai, man swear
of the Public Service Commission, do-- -
member solemnly and sincerely

declare and affi that I will freely and without fear or favour,
declare and affirm *
affection or ill-will, give my counsel and advice in connection with

all such matters as may be referred to the Public Service Commission

under the Public Service Commission Regulations, 1956, and that

I will not directly or indirectly rev-al such matters to any un-

authorised persons or otherwise than in the course of duty.


Signature.......... ...... ...... .... .......

Sworn
----before me this (lay of 19
)Declared



Mllagistrate or Justice of the Peace.






Dated this 10th day of February, 1956.



K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.




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