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    Antigua - Bill: Sugar Export Cess (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956
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    Montserrat - Ordinance, No. 11 of 1955: Defence Force (Amendment) Ordinance, 1955
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    Virgin Islands - Ordinance, No. 10 of 1955: Building Ordinance, 1955
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LEEWARD ISLANDS


GAZETTE.

Slublie3b bp Butorit.


THURSDAY, 1ST MARCH, 1956.


No. 11.


Notices.

The subjoined Warrant of
Her Majesty the Queen author-
ising the use of a Seal prepared
for the Presidency of Antigua
is published for general infor-
mation:-


Signed on behalf
of Her Majesty


SELIZABETH R

SMARGARET


To Our Governor and Commander-
in-Chief of Our Colony of the Lee-
ward Islands or in his absence to
the Officer for the time being Admin-
istering the Government of Our said
Colony.
With this you will receive a Seal
prepared by Our Order for the use
of the Government of Our Presidency
of Antigua.
Our Will and Pleasure is, and We
do hereby authorize and direct that
the said Seal be used in sealing all
Public Instruments which shall be
made and passed in Our Name and
for Our Service in Our said Presi-
dency.
And We do further require and
command that you do return the old
Seal of Our Presidency of Antigua
to Us, through One of Our Principal
Secretaries of State in order that it
may be defaced.
And for so doing this shall be your
Warrant.
Given at Our Court at Saint James's
this eighth day of February,
1956, in the fifth Year of Our
Reign.
By Her Majesty's Command,
ALAN LENNOX BOYD
Warrant authorizing the use of a Seal
prepared for the Presidency of
Antigua.

The subjoined Warrant of
Her Majesty the Queen author-
ising the use of a Seal prepared
for the Presidency of Mont-
serrat is published for general
information:-
S ELIZABETH R
Signed on behalf ELI ET
of Her Majesty ) MARGARET
To Our Governor and Commander-
in-Chief pf Our Colony of the Lee-
ward Is nds or in his absence to the


3 /\n


Officer for the time being Administer-
ing the Government of Our said
Colony.
With this you will receive a Seal
prepared by Our Order for the use of
the Government of Our Presidency of
Montserrat.
Our Will and Pleasure is, and We do
hereby authorize and direct that the
said Seal be used in sealing all Public
Instruments which shall be made
and passed in Our Name and for Our
Service in Our said Presidency.
And We do further require and
command that you do return the old
Seal of Our Presidency of Montserrat
to Us, through One of Our Principal
Secretaries of State in order that it
may be defaced.
SAnd for so doing this shall be your
Warrant.
Given at Our Court at Saint James's
this eighth day of February,
1956, in the fifth Year of Our
Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command,

ALAN LENNOX BOYD
Warrant authorizing the use of a Seal
prepared for the Presidency of
Montserrat.

ELIZABETH THE SECOND
BY THE GRACE OF GOD
of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Northern
Ireland and of Our other
Realms and Territories
Queen, Head of the Com-
monweath, Defender of the
Faith.
[L.S.]
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
To All To Whom These Presents
Shall Come, Greetings!
KNOW YE that We reposing
especial trust and confidence in the
loyalty integrity and ability of Our
Trusty and Well-Beloved SYDNEY
THEOPHILUS CHRISTIAN, an Officer
of the Most Excellent Order of the
British Empire, Barrister at Law and
a Member of the Honourable Society
of the Inner Temple, of the City
of Saint John in the Presidency of


Antigua in the Colony of the Leeward
Islands, of Our especial grace, certain
knowledge and mere motion have
thought fit to constitute and appoint
any by these Presents do constitute
and ap point the said SYDNEY
THEOPHILUS CHRISTIAN to be one of
Our Counsel for Our Colony of the
Leeward Islands to hold and cnjoy
within Our said Colony all and singu-
lar the RIGHTS, ALLOWANCES,
PRIVILEGES and PREEMINENCES
to the siid appointment belonging
or appertaining in as full and ample
a manner as any other of Our Counsel.
learned in the Law in any of Our
Colonies doth hold or enjoy or of
right, ought to have held or enjoyed
the same, and also the liberty of
sitting and practising within the Bar
of Our said Colony as any of Our
Counsel learned in the Law do ought
or may.

AND WE DO HEREBY DIRECT
AND ENJOIN that these Our Letters
be published within Our Colory of
the Leeward Islands.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF We
have caused these Our Letters to be
made Patent and Our Public Seal for
Our Colony of the Leeward Islands
to be affixed hereto.

WITNESS Our Trusty and Well-
Beloved S i r KENNHTH 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, at the
Government House, Antigua, this 16th
day of February 1956, in the fifth
year of Her Majesty's reign.

By His Excellency's Command,

P. D. MACDONALD,

Colonial Secretary.

LETTERS PATENT UNDER THE
PUBLIC SEAL OF THE COLONY
OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
APPOINTNG SYDNEY THEO-
PHILUS CHRISTIAN TO BE
ONE OF HER MAJESTY'S
COUNSEL FOR THE LEEWARD
ISLANDS.


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THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


[1 March, 1956.


It is hereby notified for general
information that Her Majesty the
QUEEN has been graciously pleased
to give directions for the appointment
of the Hon. S. T. CHRISTIAN, O.B.E.,
to be one of Her Majesty's Counsel for
the Leeward Islands.
The Secretariat,
Antigua.
25th February, 1956.
Ref. No. C. 47/00014.

With reference to the notice appear-
ing in thi Leeward Islands Gazette
No. 45 of the 13th October, 1955 it is
notified for general information that
His Excellency has revoked the
appointment of the Administrative
Secretary of Antigua to be an Official
Member of the Legislative Council
of that Presidency.

The Secretariat,
Antigua.
21st February, 1956.
Ref. No. C. 18/00009.

It is notified for general informa-
tion that Iis Excellency has been
pleased to appoint the Financial
Secretary of Antigua to be an Official
Member of the Legislative Council of
Antigua.

77h Secretartat,
Antigua.
22nd February, 1956.
Ref. No. C. 18/00009.

BY THE COMMISSIONER OF
THE PRESIDENCY OF THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS

In the Colony of the Leeward
Islands.
A PROCLAMATION.
H. A 0. HOWARD,
Commissioner.
WHEREAS by section 35 of the
Land and House Tax Ordinance,
1955 (No. 6/1955) it is provided that
the said Ordinance shall come into
operation on a day to be appointed by
the Governor by proclamation pub-
lished in the Gazette:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, HENRY
ANTHONY CAMILLO HOWARD, Com-
missioner of the Presidency of the
Virgin Islands, do by this my Proc-
lamation declare that the said Ordi-
nance shall come into operation on the
27th day of February, 1956;

AND all Her Majesty's loving
subj-cts in the. Presidency of the
Virgin Islands and all others whom it
may concern are required to take
due notice hereof and to give their
ready obedience accordingly.

GIVEN at the Government House,
Tortola, this 25th day of Feb-
ruary, 1956, in the fifth year of
Her Majesty's reign.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN I


No. 23.

Appointments and transfers etc.,
in the public service, with effect from
the dates stated, are published for
general information:
HENRY, S., appointed Junior Clerk,
Andit Office (St. Kitts) on three
years' probation. Jan. 3
Ref. P. F. 626.
No. 24.

The following Bill which is to be
introduced in the Legislative Council
of Antigua, is circulated with this
Gazette and forms part thereof:-

The Sugar Export Cess (Amend-
ment) Ordinance, 1956."
No. 25.

The following Ordinances are cir-
culated with this Gazette and form
part thereof:-


No. 11
Force
1955."


montserrat.
of 1955. "The Defence
(Amendment) Ordinance,
1 pp. Price 3 cents


Virgin Islands.
No. 10 of 1955, "The Buildings
Ordinance, 1955."
10 pp. Price 12 cents

Tenders are invited for the supply
of the undermentioned items to
Government departments in Antigua
for the period 15th 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.

RAINFALL FIGURES.

Central] Experiment Station,

Antigua.


Month. 1952. 1953. 1954. 1055. 1956.
Jan. 2.41 1.93 3.04 2.16 5.15
Feb. 25th 1.60 1.02 2.33 .41 1.23


Statement of Currency Note
Circulation in the British
Caribbean Territories (East-
ern Group) on 1st February,
1956.

Average circulation during December,
1955:-


Br. Caribbean Cur-
rency Notes

Demonetized Gov't.
Notes outstanding


Br. Caribbean
circulation
1956:


$
57,847,436.00


1,256,108.00

59,103,544.00


Currency Notes in
on 1st February,


Trinidad & Tobago ... 27,691,698.00
Barbados ... 5,583,625.00
British Guiana ... 15,724,221.50
Grenada ... 2,504,100.00
St. Vincent ... 504,400.00
St. Lucia ... 934,000.00
Dominica ... 1,217,400.00
Antigua ... 1,665,300.00
St. Kitts ... 1,519.500.00
Montserrat ... 325,705.00

Total Br. Caribbean
Currency Notes ... 57,669,949.50

Demonetized Trinidad
and Tobago Gov't.
Notes outstanding ... 844,894.00

Demonetized Br.
Guiana Gov't.
Notes outstanding ... 308,023.50

Demonetized Barbados
Gov't. Notes
outstanding ... 80,225.00

Total demonetized
Government Notes
outstanding ... 1,233,142.50
Total circulation
on 1st Feb., 1956 58,903,092.00

L. SPENCE,
Executive Commissioner,
British Caribbean
Currency Board.
British Caribbean Currency Board,
Treasury Chambers,
Port of S'pain,
Trinidad, B. W.I.
No. 24/00044

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


4.01 295 5.37 2.57 6.38 in Class 50 that is to say:-" Artifi-
cial Silk yarns. threads and fabrics.'








4 1 March, 1956.]


THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


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 late of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the "Leeward Islands Gazette," give
notice in duplicate at the Trade Marks
Office, Antigna, of opposition to regis-
tration of the said Trade Mark.

CECIL O. BYRON,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.



TRADE MARKS OFFICE,

ANTrIGUA, 13th February, 1956.

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


CREAM
OF

WHEAT


in Glass 42 that is to say: Cereal
foods.
The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods since 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 lMarks.


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:-


in Class 42 that is to say:-Cereal
foods.
The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods since 15th
July, 1925 before the (late 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 Mark.
CECIL O. BYRON,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


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 lie 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 Rgistrar of Patents.

Registrar's Of(ie,
St, John, Antigua.
9th February, 1956.


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

Circuit Court Notice.

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, on the 24th day of September,
1941, as amended, the Honourable
the Pnisne Judge selected for the
sitting of the Court in the Montserrat
Circuit has appointed the under-
mentioned (lay on which the ensuing
Circuit shall sit in the Presidency,
that is to say:-
On Monday the 5th day of March,
1956, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.
.. D. B. RENWICK,
Ag. Registrar, Montserrat Circuit.
Registrar's Office,
Monterrat,
IOth February, 1956.

Applications are invited for the
post of Commissioner for Agriculture,
Dominica, Windward Islands. Parti-
culars of the post are as follows:-
APPOINTMENT: The appointment
will be for a period of three years,
terminable by three months notice on
either side. The post is not pension-
able. Pension contribution will be
paid in the event of secondment.

SALARY: The salary is at the rate
of $7,200 (1,500) per annum.
ALLOWANCES: Transport and
subsistence allowances are payable in
accordance with local regulations in
respect of approved travel on duty.
At present a basic allowance at the
rate of $300 per annum is paid in
respect of a motor car plus a mileage
allowance of 12c. per mile.

QUARTERS: Free quarters are not
provided. Should Government quar-
ters become available at any timK
rental would be charged at the rate
of 10% of salary or 5% of the assessed
value of the quarters, whichever is
less. Suitable accommodation can be
obtained at rental of about 15% of
officer's salary.
PASSAGES: Free passages to Dom-
inica will be provided on first
appointment for the officer, his wife
and children, not exceeding five per-
sons in all. Children to be under 18
years of age, unmarried and depen-
dant on the officer.
DUTIES: The officer will be
responsible for the Administration of
the Agricultural Department and for
the planning and execution of the
as well as the general supervision of
agricultural development programme
all aspects of the Department's work,









THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


[1 March, 1956 *


He will be required to perform the
statutory functions now vested in the
Agricultural Superintendent, inclu-
ding membership of the Board of
Management of the Banana Associa-
tion and of the Leaf Spot Control
Board.
LEAVE: At the end of his term of
service the officer will be eligible for
vacation leave at the rate of one week
for each completed period of 3 months
service.

GENERAL: The officer will be
liable to all taxation imposed by local
enactments. He will also be subject
to Colonial Regulations and to
General Orders and subsidiary legis-
lation in force for the time being.

Applications giving full particulars
of applicants, experience and qualifi-
cations, and accompanied by two
testimonials, which would not be
returned, should be addressed to the
Chief Secretary, Windward Islands,
Grenada, and should reach him not
laher than the 31st March, 1956.
Ref. No. C 1300110


Applications are invited for appoint-
ment to the post of Headmaster of
St. Vincent Grammar School, particu-
lars of which are as follows:-
APPOINTMENT: The post is pen-
sionable and the appointment carries
with it the liability of transfer to any
post of equivalent status within the
Windward Islands. The officer will
be subject to the Colonial Regulations
and local General Orders for the time
being in force insofar as they are
applicable.
SALARY: The salary of the post
is at the rate of $3,840 (800) per
annum in the scale $3,840 x 120-
$4,560 (800x25-950) per annum.
QUARTERS: Quarters are not pro-
vided.
PASSAGES: Free first class pas-
sages to St. Vincent will be provided
for the officer, his wife and children,
not exceeding five persons in all;
children should be under 18 years of
age, unmarried, and dependent on the
officer.


LEAVE AND LEAVE PASSAGES:
Vacation leave on full salary will be
granted at the rate of 1 months for
each completed period of 12 months
resident service.

Leave passages will be provided.in
accordance with local regulations.

MEDICAL ATTENTION: Free medi-
cal attention and medicines are not
provided.

TAXATION: All Government offi-
cers are liable to taxation imposed by
local legislation.

Applications giving full particulars,.
qualifications and experience of the
applicant, and accompanied by two
testimonials (which will not be
returned) should be addressed to the
Chief Secretary, Windward Islands,
Grenada, and should reach him not
later than the 31st March, 1956.

Ref. No. C. 13/00110.


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


[Price 21 cents.]








rNo. of 1956. Sugar Export Cess (Amendment).


ANTIGUA.


No. of 1956.

[BILL FOR]

An Ordinance to amend the Sugar Export Cess Ordi-
nance, 1947.
ENACTED by the Legislature of Antigua as
follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Sugar Export Short title.
Cess (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956, and shall be read as
one with the Sugar Export Cess Ordinance, 1947, 1011947.
hereinafter called the Principal Ordinance.


2. Section' 3 of the Principal Ordinance is hereby
amended as follows:-
(a) by deleting the words 'manufactured in the
Presidency and exported therefrom and substituting
therefore the words to which this section applies";
and
(b) by renumLeiing the section as subsection (1)
and adding the following as subsection (2):-

(2) This section applies to sugar
manufactured in the Presid-ncy and ex-
ported therefrom-
(a) which is sold or is to be
sold at a price negotiated annually


Amendment of
section 3 of
the Principal
Ordinance.


ANTIGUA.









ANTIGUA. 2 Sugar Export Cess (Amendment).


pursuant to an agreement entered
into between the Ministry of Food
on behalf of Her Majesty's Govern-
ment in the United Kingdom and,
inter alia, the British West Indies
Sugar Association (Inc.) on behalf
of the sugar industries and ex-
porters in the British West Indies
and signed on the 21st day of
December, 1951: or

(b) which is sold or is to be
sold at a price per ton free on
board exceeding the net price per
ton free on board of the sugar
referred to in paragraph (a) of
this subsection.

In this paragraph the expres-
sion "niet price pir1. ton" nitalis
the sum obtained by deducting the
cess specified in subsection (1) of
this section from the current price
per ton free on hard of the sugar
in respect of which the term is
used."


President.
Passed the Legislative Council this day of
1956.


Clerk of the Council.

OBJECTS AND REASONS.


The object of this Bill is to amend the Principal
Ordinance to provide that the sugar export shall be paid
only on sugar sold at the negotiated price under the
British West Indies Sugar Agreement or at a price which
exceeds the negotiated price after deduction of the amount
of the cess. The result will therefore be that the sugar
export cess will not be levied on exports of sugar for sale
in the free market unless this would result in the ex-
porter getting more for free sugar than for sugar sold
under the Agreement.
RANDALL H. LOCKHART,
Grown Attorney.

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


No. of 195(h


316-2.56.


I'ricir 4 ctmts.







No. 11 of 1955. Defence Torce (Amendment). MONTSERRAT.

[L.S]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
15th February, 1956.

MONTSERRAT.

No. 11 of 1955.

An Ordinance to amend the Defence Force
Ordinance, 1954.
EN ACTED by the Legislature of Moitserrat
as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited ;s the short title.
Defence Force (Amendment) Ordinance, 1955 and
shall be read and construed as one with the
Defence Force Ordinance, 1954, hereinafter called /u194.
the Principal Ordinance.
2. Section 2 of the Principal Ordinance is Amendwment
hereby amended by substituting for the words 'fe"ti'n
" Reserve Forces Act, 1882 ", the words Army Principal
Reserve Act. 1950, and replacing the marginal Ordinance.
note 45 & 4(6 Vict. C. 48 by the marginal note
"14 Geo. VI C. 32 ".
CHARLESWOITH RosS,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 21st day
of December, 1955.
Js. H. CARROTT,
Clerk of the Council.

B,ecommitted to the Legislative Council this
19th dtv of January, 1956 to consider an amend-
mient proposed by the Governor under Rule 59 of
the Legislative Council Rules 1940 (No. 8 of
1940).
,Is. H. CARIOTT,
Clerk of the Council.
ANTIGUA..
Prlntud at the Government Printing Offioe, Leeward Islandi,
ry E. M. BLACKMAN. Government Printer.-By Authoiity.
195(i.


Price 3 cents.


47/00299-5-00-2.5i6.







No. 10 of 1955. Buildings. VIWa
ISLANDS,
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
7th December, 1955.

VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 10 of 1955.
An (rdlinance to provide for the control- of the
erection, re-erection, removal and alteration
of buildings and for purposes connected
therewith.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Virgin
Islands.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
Buildings Ordinance, 1955.
2. (1) In this Ordinance, unless the context Interpreta-
otherwise requires- tion.
Authority" means the Building Authority
appointed under this Ordinance and in-
cludes any person to whom a delegation
is made under the provisions of section 5;
building" includes any erection of whatever
material and in whatever manner con-
structed or any part of a building;
"clerk means the clerk to the Authority or,
when a delegation of power is made
under the provisions of section 5, the
person to whom such delegation has been
made or any person appointed by him
in that behalf;
Commissioner" means the Commissioner of
the Presidency;
"dwelling house" means a building used, or
constructed or adapted to be used, for
Ihman habitation and, in the case of
a building used partly as a dwelling
house and partly for other purposes, that
part used as a dwelling house;








VIRGIN 2 Buildngs. No. 10 of 1955.
ISLANDS.
"new building means-
(a) an entirely new erection;
(b) any building re-erected after
having been pulled down wholly or in
part to the level of the ground floor;
(c) any building converted into, but
not originally constructed as, a dwelling
house;
(d) any building originally con-
structed for one dwelling house, con-
verted into more than one dwelling house;
prescribed area means any area prescribed
by the Governor in Council under section
3 to be a prescribed area for the purposes
of this Ordinance;
public road includes any road which has
been declared by the Governor in Council
to be a public road by order under the
provisions of the Road Ordinance, 1909,
or any later enactment amending or
replacing the same;
"section" means section of this Ordinance.
(2) Where in this Ordinance reference is
made to the distance of an object from a road, such
distance shall be measured between the object on
the one hand and the edge of the road on that
side of the road which is nearer to the object on
the other hand:
Provided that where the road is less than
18 feet wide the edge shall be considered to exist
9 feet from the centre of the road.
(3) Where in this Ordinance any notice,
order or any other instrument is required to be
"published", then unless the contrary intention
appears in any section, the publication thereof
shall be made by posting the same on the door
of any Court House, Church, Chapel, School-house
or other building in the Presidency which in the
opinion of the Commissioner will give publicity to
such instrument. And in places where there is no
such building as aforesaid, such instrument may be
affixed to a board and fastened up in a conspicuous
place.


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3. (1) Secticn 6 shall apply only to such Application,
places or areas within the Presidency as the
Governor in Council may from time to time by
order prescribe and every such order shall be
published.

(2) Every order made by virtue of this
section may be varied or revoked in like manner.

4. (1) For the purpose of carrying out the Constitution
provisions of this Ordinance there shall be con- of Athority.
stituted a Building Authority consisting of a
chairman and three members one of whom shall
be the Surveyor of Works or such person as the
Surveyor of Works nmay authorize to represent
him as a member of the Authority.

(2) The chairman and members of the
Authority shall be appointed by the Commissioner.

(3) The chairman shall have an original vote
and in the oase of an equal division of votes on
any question before the Authority, he shall have
a second or casting vote.

(4) The Governor may appoint a clerk to the-
Authority.

5. (1) The authority may, and shall if so Delegation of
required by the Commissioner, delegate by writing powers"
under the hand of its chairman to any person
holding office in the Presidency as a Road Warden
any or all of the powers conferred on it by this
Ordinance, including any or all of such powers as
are conferred on it under the provisions of sections
6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12:
Provided that-
(a) in respect of any place or area
prescribed by the Governor in Council under
the provisions of subsection 1 of section 3,
any power so deelegated shlil be exercisable
by tlc' p;''rson to whom it is delegated only
within s uch prescribed place or area or part
thereof as shall be specified in the delegation;


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(b) the alteration of an existing build-
ing in a minor degree by a work which
does not change the structural appearance
thereof.

(3) For the purpose of this section the
expression-

(a) land adjoining a public road "
means any laud lying within ten yards from
such public road;

(b) building does not include the
erection of a wire or wooden fence.

Signification 8. (1) The clerk shall within twenty-one
of approval days of the receipt of the notice, plans and
or disaipproval
of Authority. statements mentioned in sections 6 and 7 signify
by notice in writing addressed to the person
giving the first mentioned notice (hereinafter in
this section termed the "applicant") the
Authority's approval or disapproval of the work
intended to be executed.

(2) When in any case the Authority shall
disapprove of the work intended to be executed,
the clerk shall state in the aforesaid notice to the
applicant the reasons for such disapproval and
shall specify what alterations, if any, in the
proposals would make thiii acceptable to the
Authority.

(3) Any person aggrieved by any decision
of the Authority under this section may, within
thirty days after the receipt of the notice from
the clerk, apply to the Governor in Council may
reverse the decision of the Authority and the
Governor in Council may reverse or confirm
such decision.

(4) As soon as an applicant is notified of the
approval of the authority it shall be law lul for
him to proceed with aind execute any work so
approved:







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Provided that in any case where an applicant
does not within a period of one year from the
date he is notified of the approval of the
Authority commence the execution of the work
so approved, the said approval shall be regarded
as rescinded, but without prejudice to the
right of the applicant to seek the approval of
the Authority again.

9. (1) In considering applications for Building
erecting new buildings within a prescribed dimensions.
area the Authority shall have regard to the
following building standards that is to say:-
(a) the minimum size for a dwelling
house shall be two hundred and eighty
square feet;
(b) the minimum distance between
structures shall be six feet.

(2) In the application of the foregoing sub-
section the Authority may exercise discretionary
powers when considering each application to
build but shall not approve an application to
build which does not comply with the building
standards mentioned in that subsection unless
ithe Authority for special reasons thinks fit to
permit a variation from such building standards.

10. No person shall remove any building Open spaces.
to, or erect any new building on, any land unless
there shall be on that side of such building or
new building facing any road an open space
being not less than six feet distance from such
road and being free from any erection of any
kind thereon save and except a fence made of
light materials or a platform wall.

11. (1) Where any building is in the opinion Power to
of the Authority in a dilapidated condition or in rdero ltera-
such state of disrepair as to be likely to endanger demolition of
life or property, the Authority may by notice in dilapidated
.1hrit., building.
writing order the owner or occupier or person
in charge thereof to alter, repair or demolish the
said building within six months:






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Provided that if the owner or occupier or
person in charge of the building is aggrieved by
such order he may appeal to the Governor in
Council to cancel or modify the order and the
decision of the Governor in Council thereon shall,
be final.
(2) If the owner or occupier or person in
charge of the building fails to comply with the
terms of an order of the Authority of which notice
has been served on him or, in the case of an appeal,
the decision of the Governor in Council, within the
time specified in the notice or such further time,
if any, as may be allowed by the Governor in
Council, any person authorized in writing by the
Authority may enter upon the premises where the
building is situate and carry out the necessary work
and charge the cost thereof to the owner:

Provided that where the owner or occupier or
person in charge thereof is through reasons of
poverty unable to accomplish the work so ordered,
the Authority shall bear the cost of such work.

(3) Except as provided in this section all
expenses incurred under this section in carrying
out the order of the Authority shall be deemed to
be a debt due from such owner, occupier or person
in charge of the building to the Authority and
shall be recoverable on its behalf in the same way
as an ordinary civil debt:

Provided that where any building has been
demolished the materials obtained from the
demolition thereof may be sold and the proceeds
of sale paid to the owner of the building after
deducting therefrom the expenses incidental to the
demolition, removal and sale.
Power to 12. (1) Where the erection of a new build-
order or cs ing or the reconstruction or alteration of, or the
unauthorized
building in addition to, a building is either wholly or in part
rthole r erected contrary to any of the provisions of this
down or Ordinance, the Authority may by notice in writing
removed. order the owner, occupier or person in charge
thereof to pull down or remove within a specified
time so much of the work as has been so executed.







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(2) In cases where such owner, occupier or
person in charge neglects or refuses to pull down
or remove within the time specified in the notice
such work as aforesaid it shall be lawful for the
Authority to cause such work to be pulled down
or removed and the expenses incurred by the
Authority in so doing shall be deemed to be a
debt due from such owner, occupier or person in
charge to the Authority and shall be recoverable
on its behalf in the same way as an ordinary civil
debt.

13. (1) The Governor in Council may make RoKgulations.
or alter regulations prescribing the standardss of
safety in building operations and a building code.

(2) There rnav be annex(d to the breach of
any regulation made under t' is section such fine
not exceeding one hundred dollars as the Governor
in Council may think fit.
14. Notwithstanding the provisions of sec- Penalty.
tions 9 and 10 every person who contravenes any
of the provisions of this Ordinance or acts in
contravention of a notice given by the Authority
disapproving the execution of any work intended
to be executed or fails to comply with any require-
ment of the Authority under this Ordinance shall
be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on sum-
mary conviction to a fine not exceeding one
hundred and twenty dollars an:l in the case of a
continuing offence to a further fine not exceeding
six dollars for every day during which the offence
is continued after receipt of the notice provided
for in section 12.
15. The Authority may take legal proceed- Legal Pio-
ings and appear before a Magistrate by the clerk ceed"igs.
or by any person authorized generally or in respect
of any special proceedings so to appear by resolu-
tion of the Authority.

16. The Road Town Buildings Ordinance, Repeal.
1924 is hereby repealed. 911924.

H. A. C. HOWARD,
President.








No. 10 of 1955.


Passed the Legislative
of September, 1955.


Council this 20th day


H. O. CREQUE,
Clerk of the Counczl.













































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