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Table of Contents
    Main
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    Antigua - Ordinance, No. 16 of 1956: Cotton Export Levy (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956
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    Montserrat - Ordinance, No. 12 of 1956: Leprosy Ordinance, 1956
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    Virgin Islands - Ordinance, No. 8 of 1956: Crown Proceedings (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956
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    Virgin Islands - Ordinance, No. 9 of 1956: Lunacy and Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956
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    Virgin Islands - Ordinance, No. 11 of 1956: Currency, Coinage and Legal Tender Ordinance, 1956
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    General Government - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 22 of 1956: Proclamation dated June 6, 1956, bringing into operation the Prisons (Repeal) Act, 1955
        Page F 1
    General Government - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 23 of 1956: Pensions Laws (Adaptation) Regulations, 1956
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    General Government - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 24 of 1956 Proclamation dated June 14, 1956, dissolving the General Legislative Council of the Leeward Islands
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    Antigua - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 18 of 1956: Traffic Signs (Kinds and Descriptions) (Amendment) Regulations, 1955
        Page I 1
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    Antigua - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 19 of 1956: Prison Rules, 1956
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    Antigua - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 20 of 1956: Proclamation dated June 6, 1956, bringing into operation the Prison Ordinance, 1955 (No. 4 of 1955)
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    Antigua - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 21 of 1956: Proclamation dated June 6, 1956, bringing into operation the Prison (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956 (No. 12 of 1956)
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    Montserrat - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 11 of 1956: Proclamation dated June 7, 1956, bringing into operation the Prison Ordinance, 1955 (No. 10 of 1955)
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    Montserrat - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 12 of 1956: Proclamation dated June 7, 1956. bringing into operation the Prison (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956 (No. 9 of 1956)
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    Montserrat - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 13 of 1956: Proclamation dated June 7, 1956, bringing into operation the Leprosy Ordinance 1956 (No. 12 of 1956)
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    Virgin Islands - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 17 of 1956: Proclamation dated June 7, 1956, bringing into operation the Lunacy and Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956
        Page P 1
    Virgin Islands - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 19 of 1956: Proclamation dated June 7, 1956, bringing into operation the Currency, Coinage and Legal Tender Ordinance, 1956
        Page Q 1
    Virgin Islands - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 20 of 1956: Proclamation dated June 7, 1956, bringing into operation the Prison Ordinance, 1954 (No. 12 of 1954)
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    Virgin Islands - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 21 of 1956: Proclamation dated June 7, 1956, bringing into operation the Prison (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956
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THE LEEWARD ISL)


GAZETTE.

Publisbet bE lutboritg.

VOL. LXXXIV. THURSDAY, 14TH JUNE, 1956.


Notices.

CONFIRMATION OF ORDINANCES.
No. 6;9.
The Secretary of State for the
Colonies has informed the Governor
that the-power of disallowance will
not be exercised in respect of the
undermentioned Ordinances:-
Antigua.
No. 15 of 1955, "The Public Ser-
vice Commission Ordinance, 1955".
No. 17 of 1955, The Interpretation
of Laws (Amendment) Ordinance,
1955 ".
No. 2 of 1956. "The Package Tax
(Repeal) Ordinance, 1956."
Saint Christopher-iVe.iis-Anu/uilla.
No. 1 of 1956. The Interpretation
of Laws (Amendment) Ordinance,
1956 ".
No. 3 of 1956, The Public Service
Commission Ordinance, 1956 ".
Montserrat.
No. 7 of 1955, The Supplementary
Appropriation (1953) Ordinance,
1955."
No. I of 1956, The Public Service
Commission Ordinance, 1956."
No. 70.
The Governor has been pleased to
assent to the undermentioned Ordi-
nances:-
Antirgua.
No. 16 of 1956, The Cotton Export
Levy (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956."
June 8
Montserrat.
No. 13 of 1956, The Lunacy and
Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956."
June 6
Virgin Islands.
No. 4 of 1956, "The Publication of
Official Matters Ordinance, 1956."
June 5
No. 5 of 1956, "The Laws and
Public Offices (Change of Terms)
Ordinance, 1956." June 5
No. 6 of 1956, "The Interpretation
of Laws (Repeal) Ordinance, 1956."
June 5
No. 7 of 1956, "The Prison
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1956."
June 5
No. 8 of 1956, "The Crown Pro-
ceedings (Amendment) Ordinance,
1956." June 5
No. 9 of 1956, "The Lunacy and
Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956."
June 5
No. 10 of 1956, "The Leprosy
Ordinance, 1956." June 5
No. 11 of 1956, "The Currency,
Coinage and Legal Tender Ordinance,
1956." June 5




?P 7 12Z


No. 71.
The following Ordinances and
Statutory Rules and Orders are circu-
lated with this Gazette and form
part thereof:-
ORDINANCES.

Antigua.


No. 16 of
Export Levy
nance, 1956."


1956, "The Cotton
(Amendment) Ordi-
2 pp, Price 4 cts.


Montserrat.

No. 12 of 1956, "The Leprosy
Ordinance, 1956."
21 pp. Price 24 cts.
Virgin Islands.

No. 8 of 1956, "The Crown Pro-
ceedings (Amendment) Ordinance,
1956." 5 pp. Price 8 cts.
No, 9 of 1956, "The Lunacy and
Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956."
30 pp. Price 33 cts.
No. 11 of 1956, "The Currency,
Coinage and Legal Tender Ordinance,
1956." 3 pp. Price 6 cts.

STATUTORY RULES & ORDERS.

General Government.

No. 22 of 1956, "Proclamation
dated June 6, 1956, bringing into
operation the Prisons (Repeal) Act,
1955 (No. 10 of 1955)."
1 pp. Price 3 cts.
No. 23 of 1956, "The Pensions
La ws (Adaptation) Regulations,
1956," 5 pp. Price 8 cts.
No. 24 of 1956, "Proclamation
dated June 14, 1956, dissolving the
General Legislative Council of the
Leeward Islands. 1 pp, Price 3 cts.
Antigua.

No. 18 of 1956, "The Traffic Signs
(Kinds and Descriptions) (Amend-
ment) Regulations, 1956."
2 pp. Price 4 cts.
No. 19 of 1956, The Prison Rules,
1956."
(Price to be notified in a later issue)

No. 20 of 1956, 'rotamation
dated June 6, 1956, bringing into
operation the Prison Ordinance,
1955 (No. 4 of 1955)."
1 pp. Priod 3 cts.


No. 21 of 1956, "Proclamation
dated June 6, 1956, bringing into
operation the Prison (Anme:dn;rnt)
Ordinance, 1956 (No. 12 of 1!!i6."
1 pp. Price 3 cts.
iAontserrat.

No. 11 of 1956, "Proclamation
dated June 7, 1956, bringing into
operation the Prison Ordinance,
1955 (No. 10 of 1955)."
1 pp. Price 3 cts.

No. 12 of 1956, "Proclamation
dated June 7, 1956, bringing into
operation the Prison (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1956 (No. 9 of 1956)."
1 pp. Price 3 cts.

No. 13 of 1956, Proclamation
dated June 7, 1956, bringing into
operation the Leprosy Ordinance
1956 (No. 12 of 1956)."
1 pp. Price 3 cts.
Virgin Islands.

No. 17 of 1956 "Proclamation
dated June 7, 1956, bringing into
operation the Lunacy and Mental
Treatment Ordinance, 1956."
1 pp. Price 3 cts.
No. 19 of 1956, "Proclamation
dated June 7, 1956, bringing into
operation the Currency, Coinage and
Legal Tender Ordinance, 1956."
1 pp. Price 3 cts.

No. 20 of 1956, "Proclamation
dated June 7, 1956. bringing into
operation the Prison Ordinance,
1954 (No. 12 of 1954)."
1 pp. Price 3 cents.
No. 21 of 1956, "Proclamation
dated June 7, 1956, bringing into
operation the Prison (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1956."
1 pp. Price 3 cents.



It is hereby notified for general
information that Mr. E. C. WINTER,
Agricultural Assistant III, Peasant
Development Services, Agricultural
Department, Antigua, has been
appointed additional Protection
Officer during the Cotton Close Season
from the 1st June, 1956.

Administrator's Ojice,
Antigua.
1st June, 1956.
Ref. A. 13/106-II.






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No. 27.


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THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 5th June, 1956
SOOONY MOBIL OIL CO. INC.
of 26 Broadway, New York, State
of New York, have applied for regis-
ration of one Trade Mark consisting
of the following :-


MOBIL

Class in respect of Chemicals derived
1 from petroleum f or various
uses in industry, and all the
Class other goods in the class; and in
2 respect of petroleum and pro-
ducts of petroleum with or
without admixtures of other
materials for illuminating,
Class heating, power, burning, lubri-
47 casting, cutting, greasing,
tempering, quenching, slushing
and flushing; mineral wax, can-
dles, and penetrating oils; and
chemicals derived from petro-
leum for various uses in indus-
try and all the other goods in
that class.
The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods for more
than 21 years 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 registration of the said Trade
Mark.

CECIL 0. BYRON,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


RAINFALL FIGURES.
Cer trail Experiment Station
Antigua.


Month.
Jain.
Feb.
Mar.
April
May
To 9th


1952. 1953. 1954. 1955. 1986.
2.41 1.93 3.04 2.16 5.15
1.60 1.02 2.45 .68 1.28
1.62 5.60 1.08 .83 1.40
3.14 2.06 .49 1.75 3.83
3.07 1.50 3.83 2.81 2.58
June "27 -10 1-16 .48 "72
12"11 12"21 12"05 8-71 1'91


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 5th June, 1956.
N. V. J. VAN DORP of GOUDA
(The Netherlands), VAN BERGEN
I JZENDOORNPARK 10 have ap-
applied for Registration of one Trade
Mark consisting of the following:-




A~l
AL, Kt






in Class 42, that is to say, milk, milk
products and infants' food.
The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods for 4 years
before the date of their said Applica-
tion.
Any person may within three
months from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the Leeward Islands Gazette, give
notice in duplicate at the Trade
Marks Office, Antigua, of opposition
to registration of the said Trade
Mark.
CECIL 0. BYRON,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


Statement showing British Caribbean Coin
circulation in the British Caribbean
Territories (Eastern Group) on 1st
May, 1956.
Average circulation during
March, 1956 $1,563,832.00
British Caribbean Coins in cir-
culation 1st May, 1956,
Trinidad & Tobago $562,900
Barbados 379,725
British Guiana 379,725
Grenada 76,000
St. Vincent 61,025
St. Lucia 103,750
Dominica 73,350
Antigna 61,775
St. Kitts 57,250
Montserrat 10,800

1,766,300
L. SPENCE,
Executive Commissioner,
Br. Caribbean Currency Board.
British Caribbean Currency Board,
Treasury Chambers,
Port of Spain,
Trinidad.
Ref. No. 24/00079.


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

Average circulation during March,
1956:-


Br. Caribbean Cur-
rency Notes
Demonetized Gov't.
Notes outstanding


$
57,290,721.00

1,212,983.00


58,503,704.00

Br. Caribbean Currency Notes in
circulation on 1st May, 1956:

Trinidad & Tobago ... 27,714,148.00
Barbados ... 5,829,625.00
British Guiana ... 14,779,050.00
Grenada ... 2,754,100.00
St. Vincent ... 504,400.00
St. Lucia ... 934,000.00
Dominica ... 1,257,400.00
Antigua ... 1,905,300.00
St. Kitts ... 1,519.500.00
Montserrat ... 329,905.00
Total Br. Caribbean
Currency Notes ... 57,527,428.00

Demonetized Trinidad
and Tobago Gov't.
Notes outstanding ... 816,771.00
Demonetized Br.
Guiana Gov't.
Notes outstanding ... 301,774.00
Demonetized Barbados
Gov't. Notes
outstanding ... 77,119.00
Total demonetized
Government Notes
outstanding ... 1,195,664.00
Total circulation
on 1st May, 1956 58,723,092.00


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

British Caribbean Currency Board.
Treasury Chambers,
Port of Spain,
Trinidad, B. W.I.
No.24/00044


[14 June, 1956.


102








THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 5th June, 1956.
CREAM OF WHEAT (CANADA) LTD., of 312 Chambers Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba,
CANADA, have applied for Registration of one Trade Mark consisting of the following:-




CREAM OF WHEAT



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 1st March, 1895 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.


ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands, by EAnL PIaoTT,
Acting Government Printer.-By Authority.
1956.


[Pricej 25]


14 June, 1956.]


103







Cotton Export Levy (Amendment)


[L.S.]


I ASSENT,
K. W.


> 21 JUL 1956 -




BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
8th June, 1956.


ANTIGUA.

No. 16 of 1956.

An Ordinance to 9amend further the Cotton Export
Levy Ordinan,.e, 1933.

S (1st January, 1956]
-.- ," rI'ED by the Legislature of Antigua as
*' follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Cotton
Export Levy (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956 and shall be
read as one with the Cotton Export Levy Ordinance, 1933,
as amended, hereinafter called the Principal Ordinance.

2. Section 3 of the Principal Ordinance is hereby
amended by the substitution of the words "two cents"
for the words one half penny ".

3. Section 6 of the Principal Ordinance is hereby
amended by the deletion of the full-stop at the end of the
section and the addition thereto of the words "or the
Antigua Cotton Growers' Association".


Commence.
meut,



Short title.

9/1983.
8/1937.


Amendment
of section 3 of
the Principal
Ordinance.
Amendment
of section 6 of
the Principal
Ordinance.


4. This Ordinance shall be deemed to have come Commence-
into operation on the 1st day of January, 1956. ment.



ALEC LOVELACE,
President.


V"
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No. 16 of 1956.


ANTIGUA.







ANTIGUA. 2 Cotton Export Levy (Amendment) No. 16 of 1956.

Passed the Legislative Council this 14th day of May,
1956.


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


A NTIrGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, [I,cward Islands.
by EARL PIGOTT, Actine Government Printer.-By Authority.
1956.


A. 25/14--520-6-6.5G


rPrirw 4 ceiizts.]







No. 12 of 1956.


[L.S.]
I AssBNT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
28th May, 1956.

MONTSERRAT.

No. 12 of 1956.

An Ordinance to make provision for the segrega-
tion and treatment of lepers for their
removal from the Colony to a leprosarium
outside the Colony and for other matters
incidental thereto and connected therewith.
[By Proclamation] omnenc-
ENACTED by the Legislature of Mont-
serrat.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
Leprosy Ordinance, 1956.
2. In this Ordinance, unless the context Interpreta.
otherwise requires- tion.
"alleged leprous patient" means a person
showing physical signs, deformities,
or other stigmata usually associated
with leprosy and from which it may
reasonably be inferred that he is
suffering from leprosy;
"Arrangement" means an Arrangement
made under section 3;
criminal lunatic means a person detained
in custody by reason of his having been
charged with nit offence, and either
found to have been insane at the time
of such offence, or found or certified or
otherwise lawfully proved to be unfit
on the ground of his insanity to be tried
for the same, and includes a person
convicted of an offence and afterwards
certified or otherwise lawfully proved
to be insane;


Leprosy.


MONTSERRAT.







MIONTSERRAT. 2


No. 12 of 1956.


Form" means a Form in the First
Schedule;
leprosarium" means a leprosarium to
which leprous patients or voluntary
patients in the Colony may be admitted
by virtue of an Arrangement;
"leprous patient" means a person suffering
from any type of leprosy and certified
as such under the provisions of this
Ordinance ;
"licensed leprous patient" means a leprous
patient to whom a licence has been
issued under ,ubsection (1) of section 9;

"public service vehicle means a motor
vehicle used for carrying passengers for
hire or reward, whether at separate and
distinct fares for their respective places
or not;
"Schedule" means Schedule to this Ordi-
nance;

section means section of this Ordinance;
voluntary patient" means a person de-
scribed in subsection (1) of section 8.

Power toAd- 3. (1) The Administrator nma on behalf
ministrator to
makeArrange- Of the Colony enter into an Arrangemient with
meant with the Administrator .\Aiti2iia, upon ,ich terms
Administrator
of Antigua. and subject to sucli conditions as they may con-
sider appropriate for thi reception anil detention
in and discharge from a leprosariuill of any
leprous patient or voluntary patient in the
Colony.
(2) Any Arrangement made under this
section may be varied or revoked by a sui)bseqent
Arrangement.

Power to 4. Where under the provisions of subsec-
Administra- tio (1) an Arrangement hMs been made, the
tor to order a
removal of Administrator may bv order under i h;n in
leprous pa- Form A direct the reio,;al of any leprous plil'nt
tient pursu- 1 I
ant to ar- from the Colony to ; ieprosarim and stuc order
rangements. shall be sufficient authority for the removal of








No. 12 of 1956. Lepioy. 3 MONTSERRAT.

such leprous patient from the Colony, his con-
veyance to, and his ee-o,:oion and detention in,
the leprosarium, and in the event oL his escape
therefrom, his capture and return to the said
leprosarium

5. (1) Whenever a lepi'ous patient or an Notification
alleged leprous patient is an inmate of any of leprosy,
premises !lsed for huinan habitation (not being a
leprosarium), the head of the family to which
such inmate belongs, and in his default the
nearest relation of such inmate living on the
premises or being in attendance on such inmate,
and in default of any such relative the occupier
of the premises, shall, as soon as he becomes
aware that such inmate is a leprous patient or
shows signs from which it may reasonably be
inferred that he is suffering from leprosy, notify
a government medical officer accordingly.
(2) Every medical practitioner attending on
or called to visit a patient shall forthwith, on
becoming aware that the patient is suffering from
leprosy or a disease suspected to be leprosy, send
to a government medical officer a notification in
Form B stating the names and surname, race, age
and sex of the patient, the address of the premises,
and the disease from which, in the opinion of such
medical practitioner, such patient is suffering or
suspected to be suffering. For every such notifica-
tion a fee of twenty-four cents shall be paid to the
medical practitioner out of public funds.
(3) Every person who fails to comply with
any of the provisions of subsections (1) and (2) of
this section shall be liable on summary conviction
to a fine of twenty-four dollars.
(4) The expression occupier in this section
includes a person having the charge, management,
or control of any premises or of any part thereof
and in the case of a house, the whole or any part
of which is let to lodgers, the person receiving the
rent payable by the tenants or lodgers, either on
his own account or as the agent of another, and
in teli case of a ship, vessel or boat, the nmater or
v thel pr'Con for the time being in charge thereof.







No. 12 of 1956


(5) The provisions of subsections (1) and (2)
of this section shall not apply in the case of a
leprous patient in whose case a permit has been
issued under the provisions of subsection (1) of
section 9 and who duly complies with the conditions
thereof and with any regulations made under
paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of section 29.
Powers of
movement 6. (1) Whenever a government medical
medical officer has reasonable cause to believe that any
officer to
examine person is a leprous patient or an alleged leprous
alleged patient, it shall he lawful for such medical officer
leprous
patients. to require in writing, such person to attend at a
specified place to be examined, or such medicail
officer may enter without previous notice n nid with
such attendance as he thinks expedient, tei house
building or place in which such person is reported
to be, and examine such person with a view to
ascertaining whether lie is suffering from leprosy.
(2) In the event of a government medical
officer being in any way obstructed when acting in
the exercise of the powers conferred upon him by
subsection (1) of this section or in the event of a
leprous patient or alleged leprous patient refusing
or failing to attend at any specified place to be
examined or refusing to be examined, it ,hall be
lawful for the Magistrate on report made to him
by any such government medical officer and after
enquiry to issue an order in Form C authorising
entry or examination, or both, and any person to
whom such order is exhibited and who refuses
admittance or obstructs or evades the examination,
as the case may be, shall be liable on summary
conviction to a fine of one hundred dollars and it
shall be lawful for such government medi,'al officer
to have the leprous patient or alleged leprous
patient removed, by force if necessary, in the
custody of a constable or other person, to a: hospital
or other suitable place, an-1 temporarily detained
therein pending examination.
(3) If, after examining' a person under the
provisions of subsection (1) or of subsection (2)
of this section, the government medical -I licer
is of opinion that the person examwi:ii)d i; a
leprous patient and that the leprous patient is


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No 12 of 1956. Leprosy. 5 MONTABRRAT.

living under conditions which are favourable to
the sprexld of leprosy to other persons, he may
cause such leprous patient to he removed, by
force if necessary, in the custody of a constable
or otIher person to an hospital or other suitable
place, and temporarily detained therein pending
the issue by the Administrator of an order for
his removal and detention in a leprosarium.
(4) No person shall, without the order of
a Magistrate, he temporarily detained under this
section for a period exceeding seven days :
Provided that a Magistrate, on application
made in writing or in person by the govern.
ment medical officer who ordered temporary
detention may, after enquiry, make an order in
Form 1) extending the aforesaid period of seven
days for the purpose of further examination or
observation of the alleged leprous patient or
pending the issue by the Administrator of an
order for his removal and detention in a lepro-
sarium.

7. Whenever a government medical officer Detention in
is of opinion that a person is a leprous patient leprosarium.
and should( be detained in a leprosarium he shall
issue a certificate to that effect in Form E and
forward it to a Magistrate. On receiving such
certificate e the Magistrate may, after enquiry,
issue a warrant in Form F ordering the deten-
tion of such leprous patient in an hospital or
other suitable place, pending the issue by the
Administrator of an order for his removal and
detention in a leprosarium.

8. (1) Any person desirous of being admit- voluntary
ted into a leprosarium (hereinafter referred to as application
for admission
a "voluntary patient") may make an applica- to lepro.
tion to the Administrator in Form G. sarium.
(2) On the receipt of any such application
the Admiinistrator shall forward it to a govern-
ment medical officer requesting him to examine
the voluntary patient and determine whether his
admission to a leprosarium is necessary and in the
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medical officer is satisfied that a voluntary
patient ought to be admitted to a leprosarium
he shall inform the Administrator accordingly
and the Administrator shall take steps to secure
the voluntary patient's admission to a lepro-
sarium.
(3) Where under this section the Adminis-
trator has taken such steps as may be required
to secure a voluntary patient's admission to a
leprosarium, such patient shall be deemed to
have consented to his removal from the Clonv
to the leprosarium and shall undertake to remain
therein until discharged in accordance with the
provisions of an Arrangement to conform to
the rules regulating the obligation-, conduct and
discipline of patients detained in thl leprosariium
and not to leave the said leprosarium without beini
discharged as aforesaid.
(4) Such voluntary patient, after his reception
into a leprosarium, shall not, unless discharged in
accordance with the terms of an Arranmgt:neit h)e
entitled to leave such leprosarium, and, in case of
leaving without being discharged as aforesaid, may
be captured and reconveyed thereto in accordance
with the terms of the said Arrangement.
(5) Where a voluntary patient refuses to leave
the Colony after the Administrator has taken such
steps as may be required for his reception and
detention in a leprosarium, the Administrator may
issue an order under his hand in Form H directing
any constable to remove the said patient from thel
Colony and deliver him to the leprosarium in
respect of which the voluntary patient has applied
for admission.
Leprous 9. (1) Whenever a government medical officer
patient not
detained in decides that a person, although a leprous patient.
leprosarium. need not, subject to certain conditions and restric-
tions, reside within a leprosarium, he shall issue
a permit in duplicate in Form J specifying the
conditions and restrictions subject to which the
leprous patient (hereinafter called a "licensed
leprous patient ") may be allowed to reside in any
premises in the Colony:


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Provided that any such permit may be
revoked or froin time to time varied )y the govern-
ment medical officer who issued it.
(2) One copy of any permit issued under sub-
section (1 ) of this section shall be delivered by the
government medical officer to the licensed leprous
patient named therein, and a copy hall be kept on
record in the medical department of the Colony :
Provided that in case of revocation or vari-
ation of any such permit, written notice of such
revocation or any such variation shall be delivered
to the licensed leprous patient and a copy kept on
record' as provided by this subsection.
10. It shall be lawful for the Magistrate on Powers of
complaint upon oath of any credible witness that Magistrates
with regard
any leprois patient or alleged leprous patient has to leprous
been wandering about begging or collecting alms, patient
wandering,
or se"king precarious support, or exposing his etc.
leprosy in any public road, street, or place, to order
such patient to appear before a government medical
officer, and. if he thinks it necessary, such Magis-
trate may, after enquiry, issue a warrant under his
hand in i'orm K directing any constable to cause
such loproui patient or alleged leprous patient to be
brought for examination by a government medical
officer at a time and place to he specified in such
warrant.
11. For the purposes of any enquiry made Enquiry by
by a Magistrate under the provisions of sections 6, Magistrate.
7, or 10, the Magistrate shall have the same pow-
ers as if' the leprous patient or alleged leprous
patient were a person against whom a complaint
for a summary offence has been laid:
Provided that the Magistrate niay, if he thinks
fit, proceed with such enquiry in the absence of the
leprous :artient or alleged leprous patient, and
without proof of the service of any summons or
other nctification upon such patient (except that
in the case of an enquiry under section 7 such
patient shall be given an opportunity of being
present if he so desires):


Provided further that such enquiry shall not


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be conducted in court and may be conducted in
such place as the Magistrate may deem suitable.

Leprous 12. (1) Whenever a lepronu patient is
patient brought before any court charged with iiny offence
charged with
offence or and is remanded in custody, such court may orlir!
undergoing that the said patient be detained in a hospit:il, or
imprison-
ment. other place where he can be suitably isolated
during the period of remand.
(2) If a leprous patient under sentence of
imprisonment is removed from the Colony under
32 & 33 Vict, the provisions of the Prisoners Removal Act, 1 869,
0. 10. he shall if he is not fit for discharge from the
leprosarium on the expiration of his sentence of
imprisonment continue to be detained therein but
shall be treated as an ordinary leprous patient.

Leprous 13. Whenever a leprous patient who is also
patient who
is a c na a criminal lunatic is removed from the Colony in
lunatic, accordance with the provisions of the Colonial
47 & 48 Vict. Prisoners Removal Act, 1884, he may be confined
e. 31. in a leprosarium, and if the said leprous patient is
under sentence of imprisonment the time during
which he is detained in a leprosarium shall be
reckoned in accordance with the Prison Rules from
time to time in force as if such detention had been
in prison:
Provided further that if at the expiration of
the period of imprisonment such leprous patient
is found to be no longer insane he shall continue
to be detained in the leprosarium as an ordinary
leprous patient.

Prohibition 14. (1) No licensed leprous patient shall
of certain carry on any of the trades or callings specified in
leprous the Second Schedule and the Administrator may,
patients, by proclamation, vary or alter such Schedule from
time to time.
(2) Any licensed leprous patient who shall
carry on any trade or calling as aforesaid, and any
person who shall knowingly employ any such
licensed leprous patient in any such trade or calling,
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of
fifty!dollars.


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15. An ic p rtn! cknowing that he is suffering
from leprosy who enters any hotel, bharding-house,
lodging house, shop (where food or drink is sold),
public service vehicle or public bath, and the pro-
prietor or person for the time being in charge of any
hotel or other place or vehicle aforesaid, who shall
knowingly allow any leprous patient to enter the
same shall be liable on summary conviction to : fine
of one hundred dollars and any leprous patient who
refuses to comply when being forbidden entry into
or asked to leave any place or vehicle aforesaid may
be arrested without warrant by any person and taken
immediately to the nearest police station:

Provided that when a leprous patient is in
actual possession of a valid permit issued under the
provisions of subsection (1) of section 9 allowing
him to do any of the acts enumerated above the
provisions of this section shall not apply.

16. If a licensed leprous patient-

(a) prepares or handles any article of
food or drink intended for consumption by any
member of the public; or

(b) sells, exposes, or offers for sale, any
article of food or drink,

he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine
of one hundred dollars.

17. Any person who sells, exchanges or gives
away any article of food or drink which to his
knowledge, has been prepared or handled by a
licensed leprous patient, or with which a licensed
leprous patient has come in contact, shall be liable
on summary conviction to a fine of one hundred
dollars:

Provided that the provisions of this section
shall not apply in respect of sales, exchanges and
gifts or articles of food or drinks as between
licensed leprous patients.

18. Any person who knowingly purchases or
receives from any licensed leprous patient any
articles of whatsoever nature shall be liable on su:n-


le'prons
patients using
public service
Vehicles, etc.


Preparation
of food by
leprous
patient.


Sale. etc. of
food prepared
by leprous
patient.


Obtaining
articles from
licensed
loprous
patients.


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Cleansing and
disinfect'in,
of premises.


mary conviction to a fine of fifiy dollar or to
imprisonment for one month,
19. (1) Where a government medical officer
is satisfied that the cleansing and disinfection of any
premises, and the disinfection or destruction of any
articles therein likely to retain infection, v% ould tend
to prevent the spread of leprosy, the government
medical officer shall give notice to the occupier of
the premises that he will at the occupier's cost
cleanse and disinfect the premises and disinfect, or,
as the case may require, destroy anv such articles
therein unless, within twenty-four hours nfte;' the
receipt of the notice, the occupier informs the
government medical officer that within the time
fixed in the notice the occupier will take such steps
as are specified therein.
(2) If within twenty-four hours after the
receipt of the notice the person to whom it is given
does not inform the government medical officer as
aforesaid, or if, having so informed the government
medical officer, he fails to take such steps as afore-
said to the satisfaction of the said government
medical officer within the time fixed in the notice
the government medical officer may cause the
premises to be cleansed and disinfected and the
articles to be disinfected or destroyed, as the case
may require, and may, if lie think fit, recover from
such person the expenses reasonably incurred by
the government medical officer in so doing.
(3) For the purpose of carrying into effect
this section, a government medical officer may enter
by day on any premises.

(4) Where the occupier of any premises is in
the opinion of a government medical officer unable
effectively to take such steps as he considers
necessary, lie may, without giving such notice as
aforesaid but with the consent of such occuplier,
take the required steps and the cost thereof shall ho
a charge on public funds.


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No. 12 of 1956. Teprosy. 11 MONITRPAT.

(5) Where a government medical officer has
under this section disinfected any premises or
article, or destroyed any articles, he nmy, if he
think lit, pay compensation to any person who has
suffered dawnage by his action.
(6) For the purposes of this section, the
owner of unoccupied premises shall be deemed to
be in occupation thereof.

20. A person who ceases to occupy a house, Liability of
or part of a house, in which to iis knowledge any ocie to
'person has, within six months previously, been disinfect
suffering from leprosy, and who does not have it "ho"io' oto
Give llnotiCe
and all articles therein liable to retain infection to owner.
disinfected to the satisfaction, as certified by him,
of a government medical officer or does not first
give to the owner of such house, or part of a house,
notice of the previous existence of such disease,
shall be liable on summarY conviction to a fine of
one hundred dollars or to imprisonment for three
months.
21. Any person who knowingly lets for hire Letting
". infected
any house, room, or part of a house in which a premises.
leprous patient has resided, without having such
house, room, or part of a house and all articles
therein liable to retain infection, disinfected, treated,
or otherwise disposed of to the satisfaction of a
government medical officer as testified by a
certificate signed hb such medical officer, shall be
liable on summary conviction to a fine of one
hundred dollars, and for the purpose of this section
the propri( tor or person for the time being in charge
of a hotel, boarding house, or lodging house shall
be deemed to let for hire part of a house to any
person admitted as a guest into such hotel, boarding
house or lodging house.

22. (1) A person shall not send or take to Infected
any liund'r or public wash-house for the purpose a'rtiel not
to be gent to
of being wa.ished, or to any place for the purpose laundry or
of being (leaned, any article which he knows to to cleaners.
have been in contact with a leprous patient, unless
that article has been disinfected by, or to the
satisfaction of a government medical officer, or is
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MOTS~RRAT, 12 Lei,rsy. No. 12 of 1956,

purpose of disinfection with notice' thlt it lias
been exposed rt infection,
(2) The occuplier of anyii house in which a
person is shiffering from leprosy shli]l, if required
by a government medical nfihcer, furnish to h!ii the
address c.f any laundry, was-h-hous, .: place
to which articles from the house have I, en,, or will
be, sent during the continuance of the disease for
the purpose of being washed -or clekied.

(3) A person who contravenes. or fails to
comply with, any provision of this sectin shill be
liable on summary conviction to a iiii, !f fiftv
dollars.


Provisions as 23. (1) A person who knows that he is
tolibrary suffering from leprosy shall not take ;a book,
books. I
or cause any book to be taken for hi- u ,. or use
any book taken from any public or circulating
library.
(2) No person shall permit any book which
has been taken from a public or circulating library,
and is under his control, to be used by an- person
whom he knows to be suffering from leprosy.

(3) No person shall return to any public or
circulating library a book which he knows to have
been handled by a leprous patient, or permit any
such book which is under his co.ntr'r to be so
returned, but shall give notice to a government
medical officer that the book has been so handled.

(4) A person who contravenes ilan of the
foregoing provisions of this section shall be liable
on summary conviction to a fine of fifty loll;rs.

(5) A government medical officer on receiving
such notice as aforesaid shall cause the book to lie
disinfected and returned to the library, ,r shall
cause it to be destroyed and the provisions of uili-
section (5) of section 10 with regard to payment
of compensation shall apply mutatis mutundi.,, il
case the book is destroyed or damaged.








No. I- of 105i.


24. (1) If any leprous patient is conveyed
in any public service vehicle, the person in charge
thereof shall, as soon as practicable, give notice to a
government medical officer, and, before permitting
any other person to enter the vehicle, cause it to
be disinfected. \Any person who contravenes, or
fails to con ply with any of the provisions of this
subsection to a fine of fifty dollars.

(2) The owner, driver or conductor of a public
service vehicle may recover by action before the
competent court from any leprous patient conveyed
in ?such vehicle, or from the person causing that
pl)ticnt to be so conveyed, a sufficient sum to cover
any loss and expense incurred by him.

(3) W hen so requested by the person in charge
of ia public service vehicle in which a leprous
patient ha-r been conveyVed, a government medical
officer shall provide for its disinfection, and shall
make no charge in respect thereof except in a case
where the owner, driver or conductor conveyed a
person knowing that he was suffering from leprosy.

26-. (1) In any proceeding before any
court ,r );:',is;rati a person shall not be deemed to
6e a 'leprous patient except on the evidence or
certificate of a government medical officer.

(2) Ti'h certificate in writing of a government
medical olficer shall be admissible as evidence
under this section unless the court or magistrate
shall otherwise direct.

26. \\'hen, \m\r a leprous patient or'other
person is eh,:, i I;'i av n ;i fence tuder any of the
following : i s :1i. i, 22, 23 or 21 such patient
or person ,h ii i;l I ,e :. ilited if he establishes that
a ooverirn1tii Uiceic;ll uolicer certified that the
leprous p:.iiie!.'i 4c 51 run, d suffers front a type of
leprosy whlicch i:s not icom lmunicable.

27. F Ai, ,e'r'soIu who does any thing in
pursluan.w ,, li u',inance Ahall not he liable to
any c ivil or crilminal roceedings if ihe has acted
in good Ifaith and with reasonable care.


Duty of owner
of public
service
vehicle.


'Evidence
required to
prove leprosy.


Cases in
which no
offence is
committed.


Protection of
persons acting
in good faith
with reason-
able care,


Lept sii.


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Obstruoting 28. Any wprson obstructing or molesting
Government a overuvernleir, medical 'officer or any constable or
medical
offoer. other per-on in thl ex~:reLc (,' his powers and
duties uutder this Ordinance shall, save as otherwise
specially provided, bu liable on summary convic-
tion to a fine of fifty dollars or to imprisonment
for one month.
Power to 29. The (cGovernor in Council nmav make
make regula-
tions. regulations in re.;-pect of ;.il or ;iny of the following
matters -

(,0) the forms of the certificates, orders
and other documents to be used under this
Ordinance;

(b) t h e examination o f voluntary
patients, heprous patients or' alleged lepronis
patients;

(c) the conditions and restrictions under
and subject to which leprous patients may
continue to reside in private dwelling-houses
outside a leprosarium;

(d) the measures ro be taken as to the
treatment or (diposai of lothitn and other
effects of leprous patients;

(e) the disinfection of premises inhabited
or lately occupied hy' a lei'rou,- 'patirent, and
the disinfection of any public : v::": r public
service vehicle in which a leprous patient has
recently been;

(f) :eneralll for cairryi G into effect
the provisions of thi.i Ordinance.


Revocation 30. The declaraton emboilied in section 2
of doclarati,,n .
nd repealO of the Lepers (General Legislature Competency)
5/1911. Ordinance, 1;11, is hereby revok,.,i and the sjid
Ordinance itn hereby repealed,

Commence- 31. 'Tsll. OrdmUaice shall i v:oIl into operai
inent.
ent. tion on a date to be appointed by the Governor by
Proclamation published in the Gazette.


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No. 12 of 1956.


FIRST SCHEDULE.
FORM A.
77Th Leprosy Ordinance, 1956.
Sec. 4.
ORDER; BY ADMINISTRATOR FOR REMOVAL OF
LEPROUS PATIENT TO A LEPROSARIUM.
COLONY OF MONTSERRAT.
To all constables in the Colony
and
To the officer in charge of the leprosarium in
\\HEIEAS the medical certificate hereto annexed and
signed by Dr. a government medical officer
in the Colony is to the effect that
is a leprous patient and a proper subject of confinement in a
lepros:arium.
NOW\, I lIHEltEORE, ido hereby order and command
you tlhe sail constables to remove the said
from the Colony and convey him to the leprosarium in

and there deliver him into the custody of the officer in charge
of the, s;il leprosarium.

AND you the officer in charge of the leprosarium
aforesaid are hereby authorized to receive and detain the
said in the said leprosarium until he is dis-
charnod thorefrom in accordance with the provisions of the
aboveimeti:toned Ordinance and I av Arirangemtent made there-
under, aind in the event of the said escaping from
the said leprosarium him to capture and reconvey to the said
leprosariUmn there to be detained until discharged as aforesaid.

\AN) for snch removal from th i Colony, conveyance to,
and reception and detention in. the leprosarium, or capture
and reconveyance, as the case may be, this shall be your
sufficient authority.
Date.
dmini.ntrator.


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FORM B.
Thelw epro)sy Ordinance, 1956.
Sec. 5.(2).
NOTIFICATION BY REGISTERED MEDICAL
PRACTITIONER.
COLONY OF MONTSERRAT.
To a government medical officer in
the Colony of Montserrat,

I, being a registered medical
practitioner in the Colony aforeksaid, hereby notify you that
of (sex)
(race), and aged is suffering from leprosy
(or a disease suspected to be leprosy).
Date.
Signature
Medical qualifications
Address.

FORM C.
The Leprosy Ordinance, 1956.
Sec. 6 (2)
ORDER RY MAGISTRATE AUTHORISING ENTRY
OR EXAMINATION.
COLONY OF MONTSERRAT.
To the government medical officer of
Dr.
WHEREAS on the day of 19 a report
was made to me by Dr. government medical
officer, of to the effect that he was
obstructed in the exercise of the powers conferred upon him
by subsections (1.) and (2) of section 6 of the Leprosy
Ordinance, 1956 when trying to examine one
at premises situate at (or that
a leprous patient, an alleged leprous patient lhas refused to
attend tt a specified place to be examined or has refused to be
examined);
AN ) W II EliKA after eniluiry 1 ian satisfied of thi,u
correctness of' ~tch rprLt. Thi- is to order all whom it jmay
concern to allow the said Dr. accompanied by


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No. 12 of 1956.


to enter at any time any premises in which
the said leprous patient (or alleged leprous patient) may be
found and to examine the said patieiit, and I further order
the said leprous patient (or alleged leprous patient) to allow
himself to be examined by the said Dr,

Date
Magistrate.

FORM D.

The Lepro,/y/ Ordinance, 195;i.
Sec. 0 (4)
ORDER OF MAGISTRATE EXTENDING
PERIOD OF DETENTION.

COLONY OF MONTSERRAT.
To
WHEREAS on the day of application
was made to me by Dr. that it is necessary
that a leprous patient / an alleged
leprous patient, be detained at
for a further period of days for the purpose of
examination or pending the issue of an order for his removal
to and detention in a leprosarium*; And Whereas I have
made enquiry:
This is to order and authorise to keep the
said leprolus patient (or alleged leprous patient) under
detention at for a further period of
davs from and including the day of
Date
Signature of Magistrate.
'Delete words not applicable.

FORM E.
The /epry (Ordinance, 195(;.
Sec. 7.
(CERTIFICATE OF GOVERNMENT MEDICAL
OFFICER.
COLONY OF MONTSERRAT.
This is to certify that of
unffers From the type of leprosy known as
and that it is necessary that the said
be detained in a leprosarium.
Da:t
Signature of government med; .ai officer.


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No. 12 of 1956~.


FoRM F.

The Leiprosi Ordinan'r, 1956.
Seec. T
WARRANT OF DETENTION IN IIOSPITAL ON
OTIER SUITABLE PLACE PENDING 0(0!)E;
OF REMOVAL TO LRPROSARIUM.

COLONY OF MONTSERRAT.

To the medical officer in charge of hospital.
WHEREAS the medical certificate hereto annexed signed
by Dr. a government medical officer is to
the effect that is a leprous patient and a
proper subject of confinement in a loprosarium;
Now therefore, 1 do hereby adjudge the said
to be a leprous patient and do hereby order a:ln
,unthorise you and any constable o(r pIerson act:iig !inder
your orders to remove the said
to ........................... ................... ..........................
(here state hospital or other flitable place)
and detain him threat pending the issue by the Administrator
of an order for his removal to a le)prosarium.
Date
'Sifntature of .layislrate.

FORM G.

The Leprosy Ordinance, 1956.
Sec. 8 (1)
APPLICATION 1t A VOLUNTARY PATIENT
TO THE ADMINIbSTIATOH TO SECURE IJIS
ADMISSION TO A LEPROSARIUM\.

COLONY OF MONT;SrI'I:\T

To the Administrator of Montse:rrat.

1, the undersigned, (to herbv rc(tlPws you to take stch
steps as may necessary to secure in admissionT to 1a
leprosarium in Antigiin and I hereby consent to my removal
from the Colony to the leprosarium aforesaid.

I undertake-
(a) to remain therein until duly discharged and to
conform to the rules regulating the obligations, conduct
and discipline of patientss detained in the leprosarium and
to the terms of any Arrin:memnent made under the above-
mentioned Ordinance;


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No. 12 of 1956.


(b) not to leave the leprosarium until discharged in
accordance with the provisions of the said Arrangement
and I understand that if I leave the said leprosarium
without being dischir led as aforesaid, I shall be liable to
be captured and returned thereto.

Date
Signature of Applicant.


Witness to Signature.

FORM H.

The Leprosy Ordinance, 1956.
Sec. 8 (5)
ORDER BY .\AMINISTRATOR,- WHERE VOLUNTARY
I'ATIENT REFUSES TO GO TO LEPROSARIUM.
COLONY OF MONTSERRAT.

To ill Constables.
WHEREAS by his application dated
requested me to take steps to secure
his admission to a leprosarium;
AND WHEREAS I have taken the required steps to
secure the admission of the said to a
lepiosarium as requested by him;
AND WHEREAS the said refuses
to leave the Colony in order to be admitted to the leprosarium
aforesaid.
NOW THEREFORE I hereby authorise you to remove
the said from the Colon v to the leprosarium
at there to be delaiiied until discharged
in accordance with the provisions of any Arrangement made
under the abovementioned Ordinance.
Date.
Administrator.


Lepnrosy.


19 MONTBmRAT







No. 12 of 1956.


Leprosy.

FORM J.


The Leprosy Ordinance, 1956.

PERMIT TO LEI'I~OUS PATIENT TO RESIDE:
OUTSIDE LEPHOSARIUM


ec. !) (1)


COLONY OF MONTSERRAT.
I, a government medical officer
in the Colony of Montserrat, do hereby certify that
is a leprous pIati,.nt suffering from the type of
leprosy known as ;nd being of the
opinion that the said need not reside
within a leprosariuin, herelhv i]llow the said
to reside in premises in the C olon v on condition th+at lie (or she)
shall strictly comply with the following condiiions:---




and shall not carry on any of the trades or callings specified in
the Second Scipheule
.)ate.
G, r<'rnment medical .... '.


FoRaN K.
T7e Lepro,,y Ordinance, 1956.

WARRANT TO ARREST LrPl'ROUS PATIENT 01,
ALL(EG:ED LEPROUS PATIENT WANDERING A['(LUT.
COLONY OF MONTSERRAT.
To all Constables.


Sec. 10


W HE IEAS complaint upon oath was on the day of
made by to the effect
that It-ing a leprous patient/an alleged
leprous patient has be n seen wandilring about begging or
collecting alns, or se-eking ,e i'r'; ,. sun!pport, or (exposing his
leprosy in a public road. street or plhe,;
AND W\ 11, JE IAS I Ihave nm:de enquiry and am satisfied
of the correctness of such complaint:
This is to order you to take the said
in your custody and bring hinm to on the
day of there to be examined by a
government medical officer.
Date
Signature of Iagustrate.
Delete words not applicable.


MONTSERRAT 20







No. 12 of 195.


SECOND SCHEDULE. Sec. 14 (1)
Baker
BurAher
cle Cream Vendor
Grei narocer
Market (Gardener
Ctok, or any trade or calling in which the person employed
handles or comes in contact with articles of food ,or
drink, drugs, medicines, or tobacco in any form.
Fishmonger
Wa.her
Bootmaker
Tailor, or ,ny trade or calling in which the person
employed manufactures, handles, or comes in contact
with wearing apparel.
Barber, or any other similar trade or calling in which the
person employed necessarily cones in contact with
other persons.
D)omest'c servant.
Nilrse
Waiter
Steward
Barman
I.rier .r conductor of any public service vehicle
l)Dirvman, or any other situation or calling in which the
per-on employed comes in contact with cows or other
animals kept for the purpose of furnishing milk.
Boatiman on any boat licensed for the conveyance of
passengers or cargo.
Sailor
Hawker
H uckster
Va ainan
Scho nl aster
Teacher

0. E. HENRY,
President.
Passed the Legislative Council this 18th day of May, 1956.

Js. H. CARROTT,
Clerk of the Council.
ANTIGUA
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands,
by EABL PIQOTT, Acting Government Printer.-By Authority.
1956.


Leprosy.


21 MONTSERRAT


47/129-500O-6.56.


Price 24 cents.







No. 8 of 1956. Orolln ProrPrdinqg VinRIN
(Amendment) ISLANDS.


[L.S.]


I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
5th June, 1956.


VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 8 of 1956.

An Ordinance to amend the Crown Proceedings
Ordinance, 1955.
[30th June, 1956] Cou mmne-
ment.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Virgin
Islands.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Crown Short title.
Proceedings (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956, and
shall be read as one with the Crown Proceedings
Ordinance, 1955, hereinafter called the Principal 4/1955.
Ordinance.
2. The following amendments are hereby Amendment
made to section 2 of the Principal Ordinance:- of section 2
of the Prin.
pal Ordi-
(1) Subsection (2) is amended- nnce.
(a) by the deletion of the expression
"Attorney General ";
(b) by the substitution of the following
definition for the definition of the expression
officer "-
"officer" in relation to the Crown
includes the Governor and Commander
in Chief of the Leeward Islands and any
servant of Her Majesty in right of Her
Government of the Colony or of the
Presidency;







2 Crown Proceedings
(. amendment)


2No. S of 1956.


(2) Subsection (3) is amended .by the substi-
tution of the words "Legal Assistant" for the
words Attorney General" wherever the latter
words appear.

3. Subsection (1) of section 10 of the
Principal Ordinance is hereby amended by the
insertion of the words "all such civil proceedings
by or against the Crown as are mentioned in the
Schedule to this Ordinance are hereby abolished,
and between the words Ordinance" and "all ".

4. Section 13 of the Principal Ordinance is
hereby amended by the substitution of the words
" Legal Assistant" for the words Attorney
General" in subsection (1), (2) and (4) thereof.

5. Section 14 of the Principal Ordinance is
hereby amended as follows:-

(a) by the substitution of the words
"by or against the Crown" for the words
"by the Crown ";

(b) by the substitution of the words
Legal Assistant for the words Attorney
General wherever the latter words appear.

6. The following amendments are hereby
made to section 15 of the Principal Ordinance:-

(1) Subsection (1) is amended-


(a) by the substitution
"to a Magistrate's Court"
"to the Supreme Court";

(6) by the substitution
"to the said Court" for the
Court ";


of the words
for the words


of the words
words "to the


(c) by the substitution of the words
Legal Assistant" for the words Attorney
General ".

(2) Subsection (2) is amended by the substi-
tution of a full-stop for the colon after the word
"costs" and the deletion of the proviso thereto.


\IrGIN
ISLANDS.


Amendment
of section
1U of the
Principal
Ordinance.



Amendment.
of section 13
of thie
Principal
Ordinance.

Amendment
of section 14
of the Princi-
pal Ordinance.


Amendment
of section 15
of the Princi-
pal Ordinance.







No. 8 of 1956. (rorn Proceedings 3 VIRGIN
(Anw ndment) ISLANDS.

(3) By the addition to the section of the
following subsection as subsection (3):-
"(3) Without prejudice to the rights of
the Crown under the preceding provisions of
this section, the provisions of section 13 of the
Summary Jurisdiction Act relating to the Cap, 21.
transfer of any suit instituted in the Court of
Summary Jurisdiction from the said Court to
the Supreme Court shall apply in relation to
proceedings against the Crown.".

7. Section 19 of the Principal Ordinance is Amendment
of section 19
hereby amended as follows:- of the Princi-
pal Ordinance,
(a) by the substitution of the following
subsections for subsections (1) and (2)
thereof-

"'(1) Subject to the provisions of this
section, any reference in this Part of this
Ordinance to civil proceedings by the Crown
shall be construed as a reference to the follow-
ing proceedings only:-

(a) proceedings for the enforcement
or vindication of any right or the obtain-
ing of any relief which, if this Ordinance
had not been passed and the Crown Suits Cap 6.
Act had not been repealed, might have
been enforced or vindicated or obtained
by any such proceedings as are mentioned
in paragraph 1 of the Schedule to this
Ordinance, or by an action at the suit of
the Attorney General under the Crown cap.G.
Suits' Act or by a particular officer of
the Crown under any law;

(b) all such proceedings as the
Crown is entitled to bring by virtue of
this or any other Ordinance, or any law,
and the expression "civil proceedings by or against
the Crown shall be construed accordingly.







VIRGIN 4 Crown Proceeding! No. 8'of 1950.
ISLANDS. (Amendment)
(2) Subject to the provisions of this section,
any reference in this Part of this Ordinance to civil
proceedings against the Crown shall be construed
as a reference to the following proceedings only:-
(a) proceedings for the enforcinent or
vindication of any right or the obtaining of
any relief which, if this Ordinancie had not
Cap. 6. been passed and the Crown Suits Act had not
been repealed, might have been enforced or
vindicated or obtained by the proceedings
mentioned in priragraph 2 of the Schedule to
this Ordinance or by ;:n action against the
Cap. 6. Attorney General under the Crown Suits Act;
(b) all such proceedings as any person is
entitled to bring against the Crown by virtue
of this or any other Ordinance, or any law,
and the expression "civil proceedings by or against
the Crown" shall be construed accordingly."; and
(b) by the substitution of the words
"Legal Assistant" for the words Attorney
General" in subsection (3).
Amendment 8. Section ,'2 (of the Priilipail Ordinance is
of section 21
of the Princi hereby amended as follos:---
pal Ordinance.
(a)-by the substitution of the words
Legal Assistant for the words Attorney
General" in subsections (2) and (4) thereof;
and
(h) by the substitution of the word
"damages" for the word "damage" in
subsection (3) thereof.
.imendntentof 9. Section 25 of the Principal Ordinance is
ePction 2i of hereby amended by the substitution of the word
Ordinance. Exclusion for the word Execution in the
marginal note thereof.
Ainendnlini 10. Paragraph (g) of subsection (2) of see-
2 aotioe tion 29 of the Principal Ordinance is hereby
Principal amended as follows:-
Ordinance.
(a) by the substitution of the wordII
*'Legal Assistant for the words Attorney
General in sub-paragraph (ii); and







No. 8 of 1956. Crown Proceedings 5 VIRGIN
(Amendment) ISLANDS.

(b) by the substitution of the words
"in the name of the Legal Assistant, shall
not be entitled to avail" for the words
"otherwise than as is mentioned in para-
graph (iii) shall not avail in sub-paragraph
kiv).
11. Subsection (2) of section 32 of the Amendment
Principal Ordinance is hereby amended by the 3 of t'eon
substitution of the word "any" for the word Principal
an in paragraph (b) thereof. Ordinance.

12. The following Schedule shall be added Addition of
Schedule to
to the Principal Ordinance:- the Principal
Ordinance.
"SCHEDULE.

1. (1) Laitin informations and English
informations.

(2) Writs of capias ad respondendum,
writs of subpena ad responden-
dum, and writs of appraisement.

(3) Writs of scire facias.

(4) Proceedings for the determina-
tion of any issue upon a writ of
extent or of diem clausit ex-
trem im.

2. Proceedings against Her Majesty by
way of monstrans de droit."

18. This Ordinance shall come into opera- Commonoe-
tion on the 30th day of June, 1956. ment.
E. A. EVELYN,
President.
Passed the Legislative Council this 25th
day of May, 1956.
H. O. CREQUE,
Clerk of the Council,


ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Offico L'eward Islands,
by EARL PIGOTT, Acting Government Printer.-By Authority.
1956.


54:152--680-6.56.


[P-rice 8 cents ]






No. 9 of 1956. Li nry arnd Ml ,il "Treatment. VIRGIN
ISLANDS.






[L.S.]

I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
5th June, 1956.






VIRGIN ISLANDS.


No. 9 of 1956.

An Ordinance to provide for the custody and treatment of
persons of unsound mind, for their removal from the
Colony to a mental hospital outside the Colony for such
treatment, and for other purposes incidental thereto and
connected therewith.
[By Proclamation] Commence-
ment.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Virgin Islands.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Lunacy and Short title.
Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956.
2. In this Ordinance-
"Arrangement" means an Arrangement made under Interpreta.
section 3; tion.
"crime means any felony or misdemeanor;
"criminal lunatic" means a person detained in custody by
reason of his having been charged with an offence,
and either found to have been insane at the time of
such offence, or found or certified or otherwise
lawfully proved to be unfit on the ground of his
insanity to be tried for the same, and includes a
person convicted of an offence and afterwards
certified or otherwise lawfully proved to be insane;






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ISLANDS.
"insane person" or "person of unsound mind" or
"patient" includes an idiot and any other person of
unsound mind;
"institution" means a hospital or other suitable place
appointed as such by the Governor in Council for the
purposes of this Ordinance;
"licensed house" means a house licensed for the reception
of a person of unsound mind under this Ordinance;
"licensee" means the person to whom a licence in
respect of a licensed house is granted;
"mental hospital" means a mental hospital to which a
temporary patient, or a voluntary patient or a person
who has been duly adjudged to be of unsound mind
and a proper subject for confinement may be removed
pursuant to an Arrangement;
"pauper patient" means any insane person who is found
wandering at large, or who is not under proper care
or not under proper control, or who is likely to
commit a crime;
"removal order" means an order made by the Admin-
istrator under section 4;
"Schedule means Schedule to this Ordinance;

"section" means section of this Ordinance;
"temporary patient" means a person described in section
40;
"Visiting Committee" means the Visiting Committee for
licensed houses referred to in section 16;
"voluntary patient" means a person described in section
39.
Power to 3. (1) The Administrator may on behalf of the Colony
Administrator enter into an Arrangement with the Administrator of Antigua
rro n meant upon such terms and subject to such conditions as they may
with Admin. consider appropriate for the reception and detention in, and
istrator of discharge from, a mental hospital in Antigua of any person of
Antigua. unsound mind or voluntary patient or temporary patient in the
Colony.
(2) Any Arrangement made under this section may be
varied or revoked by a subsequent Arrangement.
Power to 4. Where under the provisions of section 3 an Arrange-
Adminitrtor ment has been made, the Administrator may by order under his
moval to en- hand (hereinafter referred to as "a removal order ") direct the
tal hospital. removal from the Colony of any person duly adjudged to be a
person of unsound mind and a proper subject of confinement,
Form 1. to a mental hospital and such order shall be sufficient authority







No. 9 of 1956. Tv i!/ r n,i 1 i orT',f Trme7l'7, ncf. 3 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
for the removal of such person of unsound mind from the
Colony his conveyance to, and his reception and detention in a
mental hospital, and in the event of his escape therefrom, his
capture and return to the said hospital.

ADJUDICATION OF PERSONS OF UNSOUND MIND.

5. (1) Any Magistrate, upon the information upon oath Enquiry as to
of any informant to the effect that the informant has good lu"acy.
cause to suspect and believe and does suspect and believe some
person to be of unsound mind and a proper subject for
confinement, may, in any place which he deems convenient, Form 2.
examine such person, and, in the same place or elsewhere, may
hold an enquiry as to the state of mind of such person.
For the purposes of such enquiry the Magistrate shall have
the same powers as if the person alleged to be of unsound mind
were a person against whom a complaint for an offence
punishable on summary conviction has been laid:
Provided that no person alleged to be of unsound mind
shall be required to attend at any Magistrate's Court for
examination by a Magistrate nor shall he be taken to any such
court for such purpose.
(2) A Magistrate may, if he thinks fit, proceed with an
enquiry under this section in the absence of the person alleged
to be of unsound mind and without proof of the service of any
summons upon such person.
(3) If, at any stage of an enquiry under this section, it
shall be shown to the satisfaction of the Magistrate conducting
such enquiry that the person alleged to be of unsound mind is a
person whom it is expedient to put immediately under confine-
ment pending the conclusion of the enquiry, it shall be lawful
for such Magistrate either ?rop'ujio nootu or at the request of
the informant-
(a) to make a written order for the detention of
such person during a period which shall not exceed four-
teen days in an institution;
(b) from time to time, on good cause shown to
make further orders for such detention, in the like form,
for periods none of which shall exceed eight days:
Provided that no such person shall be detained under
observation for more than two months at a time;
(c) at any time, by order under his hand, to direct
that the person detained be released.
(4) It shall be lawful for any person to whom the
execution of an order made under the last preceding subsection
is entrusted, to convey the person alleged to be of unsound
mind therein mentioned to the specified place of detention and
there to detain him during the period specified unless previous







VIRGIN 4 LToarl il l .ui J/,'/ 'rTr',lm,,ni No. 9 of of 1 95G6
ISLANDS.
to the expiry of such period the release of the person alle.e;d to
be of unsound mind be ordered in due course of law
(5) The Magistrate shall also appoint a government
medical officer to examine the suspected person and shall
furnish such government medical officer with all the informa-
tion bearing on the mental state of such suspected person M h1'!
he has been able to procure and such government medical
Forn 3. officer shall, if he considers the facts warrant him in so doing,
sign a certificate certifying that in his opinion the suspected
person is of unsound mind. Such certificate shall specify in
full detail the facts upon which the person signing it foundIs his
opinion, and shall distinguish facts which he has himself
observed from facts communicated by others. The person sign
ing the certificate shall enquire of any persons able to give
information as to the previous history of the suspected person,
and shall state in his certificate all matters known to him which
he deems likely to be of service with reference to medical
treatment. No certificate shall have any effect under ,his
Ordinance which purports to be founded wholly on facts
communicated by others.
(6) The informant referred to in subsection (1) of this
section shall, if required by the government medical officer
appointed to examine the suspected person, by written notice
served personally on him, attend at the time and place specified
in such notice and give such information touching the mental
condition of the suspected person as shall be in his power to
give. Any such person who neglects or refuses to attend as
and when so required or refuses to answer any question con-
cerning the mental condition of the suspected person which may
be put to him by the government medical officer enquiring
into such mental condition shall on summary conviction be
liable to a fine of four hundred and eighty dollars or to
imprisonment for six months.
Urgency 6. (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 5,
orders. whenever a Magistrate considers it expedient, either for the
public safety or for the welfare of any person with respect to
whom an information on oath under the said section has been
laid, that such person should be forthwith placed under observa-
tion, he may without the production of a medical certificate by
written order direct that such person be received into an
institution to be named in the order ard be there detained
under observation during such period, not exceeding fourteen
days, as to the Magistrate may seem expedient:
Provided that on good cause shown such order may be
enlarged for further periods none of which shall exceed eight
days:
Provided further that no such person shall be detained
under observation for more than two months at a time.
(2) The Magistrate shall furnish the medical officer in
charge of the institution with all the information bearing on the
mental state of the person so detained which he has been able to
procure.








No. 9 of 1956. Ilnr/n ,I .V//// ', nl. 5 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
(3) The person who has laid the information on oath
referred to in subsection (1) of this section shall, if required
by the medical officer ii charge of the institution by written
notice served personally o;; him, attend at the time and place
specified in such notice and give such information touching the
rmenial condition of Ahe person so detained as shall be in his
power to give.. Any such person who neglects or refuses to
attend as and when so required or refuses to answer any
question concerning the mental condition of the person detained
which may be put to him by the medical officer in charge of the
institution shall on summary conviction be liable to a fine of
four hundred and eighty dollars or to imprisonment for six
months.
(4) If the medical officer in charge of the institution
certifies that any such person so detained under observation is
of sound mind, such p'sonso o S detained shall be discharged
therefrom with all convenient steed and the said officer shall
notify the Magistrate accordinpgy within seven days of such
discharge.
(5) If the medical of'fcer in charge of the institution
certifies that any such person so detained is of unsound mind
and a proper subject f--r coiiinement the Magistr .a shall
proceed to hold an enquiry into the state of mind of sulh person
in accordance with the provisions of section 5:

Provided that no such person shall be adjudged to be of
unsound mind unless the Magistrate has seen and, where
circumstances permit, examined such person:

Provided further that the certificate of the said medical
officer shall Le sufficient evidence of the facts ther.en stated
concerning the state of mind of such person and it sh-ill not be
necessary to prove the handwriting of such officer, bit the
Magistrate may examine any members of the staff of the
institution who shall have had such person under observation.

7. (1) Whenever a Judge or a Magistrate has reason .dminsion of
to believe that a person committed for trial before hi' or 'wued per-
charged before him with an offernx is oi unsound nli. a: ne vtion.
may, for the purpose of obtaining evidence as to A etL a;. ijch
person is or is not of unsound mind, by written order direct
that such person be received into an institution, to be named in
the order, and be there detained under observation during such
period, not exceeding fourteen days, as to the Judge or
Magistrate may seem expedient:
Provided that on good cause shown such order may be
enlarged for a further period or periods each not exceeding
eight days at a time:
Provided further that no order urler this: subsection shall
Se made in respect of persons who arc not beini kiept in custody
pending trial.








VIRGIN
ISLANDS.


6 Lniary ruiar/ Ir1fl7 T7reafont. No. 9 of 1956.

(2) When an order has been made under ihis section a
certificate under the hand of the medical officer in charge of
the institution shall be sufficient evidence of the facts therein
stated concerning the state of mind of the person kept under
observation and it shall not be necessary to prove the hand-
writing of such officer, but the Judge or Magistrate may
examine any members of the staff of such institution who shall
have had the patient under observation.
(3) Every person ordered under this section to be
received into an institution for observation shall be received
into the institution named in the order and be there detained
under observation for the period stated in the order or for
such shorter period as the Judge or Magistrate who made the
order may direct, and it shall be lawful for any person to
whom the execution of the order is entrusted to convey the
person named therein to such institution.
8. Any government medical officer or registered medical
practitioner who knowingly and wilfully in any certificate
under this Ordinance falsely states or falsely certifies anything,
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof
on indictment, shall be liable to a fine of two hundred and
forty dollars, and may also, if the court so think fit, be
imprisoned for one year.

9. Where, upon such enquiry as is provided for by this
Ordinance, it appears to the Magistrate that any person is of
unsound mind and a proper subject of confinement, and such
medical certificate as by this Ordinance is rer!irjed of his
unsoundness of mind has been given, the Magistrate may
adjudge such person to be of unsound mind and a proper sub-
ject of confinement, and may make an order according to this
Ordinance for the detention of such person in an institution
pending the making of a removal order in respect of such
person.
10. Where, under this Ordinance, any person Ias been
duly adjudged to be of unsound mind and a proper subject of
confinement, a Magistrate may-
(a) make an order as provided in section 9; or
(b) grant to any person residing in tie Colony
a licence authorising such person to receive t:e person of
unsound mind into some house specified in the licence,
and situate within the Colony and there to takl charge of
him; or
(c) if it appears that the person of unsound mind is
a pauper patient, make an order for the detc.tian of such
person in an institution pending the making of : removal
order in respect of such person.

11. In case of any order under this Ordina.;s- a.ddiing
any alleged insane person to bh of unsound mind a;l a proper
subject of confinement, and in case of a refusal so to adjudge,


False medical
certificate.






Adjudication
of person of
unsound mind.
Form 4.







Custody of
person of un-
sound mind.
Form 4.
Form 5.




Form 6.




Appeal.








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ISLANDS.
an appeal shall lie to the Supreme Court, subject to the same
conditions and with the same consequences as if the alleged
insane person had been convicted cf an offence punishable on
summary conviction in a case in which an appeal would lie.
INSTITUTIONS.
12. The Administrator may, by proclamation, appoint Appointment
the whole or any part of any building, house, or other place, of institu-
with any out-houses, yards, gardens, grcuads, or premises tiH"ns
thereto belonging, to be an institution for the purposes of this
Ordinance.
13. The Superintendent of any institution or any officer Escape from
or servant thereof, or any police officer or other peace officer, institution.
may retake any patient vwho is escaping from such institution,
and may, within fourteen days after any escape, retake any
patient who has escaped from such institution, and may return
to the institution any patient so retaken, where he shall revert to
his former custody.
14. (1) Where the medical officer in charge of a Transfer of
hospital in the Colony or any other medical officer duly P"'.' "n from
authorised by the said medical officer in charge to act on his hospital to
behalf has reason to suspect that any person in such Ihi;;, ital is Cl,,,,,y fo,
of unsound mind he may by order in writing direct the transfer olervation.
of such person to and his detention in an institution for the
purpose of observation during such period not exceeding four-
teen days as to him may seem expedient:
Provided that on good cause shown such order may be
enlarged for further periods none of which shall exceed eight
days:
Provided further that no such patient shall be detained
under observation for more than two months at a time.
(2) The medical officer in charge of the said hospital or
other medical officer duly acting on behalf of the said medical
officer in charge, as the case may be, shall immediately on
ordering the transfer and detention of a patient inder the
provisions of subsection (1) of this section notify the Mia gis-
trate of such transfer and detention and furnish him wiiS !'e
grounds on which he has made the order, and suc;i 1 ,ir. te
shall either confirm or annul such order and within three days;
of such notification communicate 1is decision to such medical
officer in charge of the aforesaid hcpital or other medical
officer, as the case may be, as well as to the medical officer in
charge of the institution to which the patient has been trans-
ferred:
Provided that if the Magistrate shall annul such order the
patient shall forthwith be discharged from such institution.

(3) Where the medical officer in charge of an institution
certifies in writing that in his opinion any ,person detained
under the authority of subsection (2) of this section is of








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ISLANDS.
unsound mind, an enquiry into the state of mind of such person
shall be held in accordance with the provisions of section 5.
(4) For the purposes of such enquiry the certificate of
the medical officer in charge of the institution shall be
sufficient evidence of the facts therein stated concerning the
state of mind of the patient and it shall not be necessary to
prove the handwriting of such officer, but fhe INMistrate may
examine any members of the staff of such institution who shall
have had the patient under observation.
(5) Every person ordered under this section to be
received into an institution for observation shall be received
into the institution named in the order and be there detained
under observation for the period stated in the order or for
such shorter period as the medical officer in charge of the
hospital or other medical officer duly authorised by him to act
on his behalf or the Magistrate, as the case may be, who made
the order shall direct, and it shall be lawful for iay person to
whom the execution of the order is entrusted to convey the
person named therein to the institution named therein.
LICENSED HOUSES.
Duty of licen- 15. Where a licence in respect of any patient is
see. granted under this Ordinance, the licensee shall be bound to
take proper care of such patient until be dies or Ihe licensee is
discharged under this Ordinance.
visiting com 16. Regulations made under section 44 shall provide
mittee for the constitution by the Administrator of a Visiting
Committee for licensed houses consisting of such number of
persons appointed at such times, in such manner, for such
periods and with such functions as may be prescriLed.
Records. 17. The licensee of every licensed house shall keep such
books, make such entries, furnish such returns, and give such
notices as may from time to time be required by regulations
made under this Ordinance.

Escape from 18. The licensee of any licensed house, or any servant
licensed of or person authorised by such licensee, or any police officer
house, or other peace officer, may retake any patient who is escaping
from such licensed house, and may within fourteen days after
any escape, retake any patient who has escaped from such
licensed house and may return to such licensed house any
patient so retaken, where he shall revert to his for.ier cu.stody.

Absence on 19. (1) Subject to the provisions of this (Ordiinanc, the
trial. Administrator may allow any patient confined in a licensed
house to be absent from such licensed house upon triil fer such
period as he thinks fit, and may at any time grant ;n tension
of such period.
(2) No patient shall be allowed to be absenm on trial
under this section unless some person enter into ,a agreement
approved by the Administrator to take charge of such patient.









No. 9 of 1956. Lunacy and j;lental Treatment. 9 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
(3) If any patient allowed to be absent on trial from
a licensed lhoius under this section does not return at or
before thet expiration. of the allowed period of absence,
then. unless a certificate signed by a government medical
oflicer certifying that such patient may safely be permit-
ted to Ie at large is sent to the Magistrate and also, where
practic;:ldle, to tie licensed of such licensed house, such
patient may aw any time within fourteen days from the
expil:ntion of such allowed period, be retaken as if he had
escaped from such licensed house, or, in case the licensee
from whose custody the patient was allowed to be absent
is; unable or unwilling to resume the care and custody, of
suihi patient, may be dealt with as a person duly adjudged
under this Ordinance to be of unsound mind and a proper
subject of confinement.

20. Notice of the death of any patient confined in Death of
a licensed house shall be given forthwith by the licensee patient.
to the Coroner and shall also be given by the licensee as
soon as may be to the nearest known relative of the-
patient.

21. (1) Whe.n any patient is confined in a licensed Discharge of
house, the li cene if d(lsirusii of being discharged of the licensee.
care of sluci patient, shall serve notice of such his desire Form 7.
upon the Magistrate.


(2) At the expiration of fourteen days from the
service if i.;ch notice the licensee shall be discharged,
anld such p iti-nit may be dealt with as a person duly
adjudged 1:nI.I-r this Ordinance to be of unsound mind
and a proper stubje-ct of confinement.


22. \ih, r it appears to a Magistrate that the Removal of
persons :it \\whos expense a patient is maintained in a patient at
licensed h;,ose are desirous that the patient should be request of
P friends.
removed from such licensed house, and that provision
has been im :1e for his care and custody in a mental
hospital or in another licensed house, the Magistrate
may-

(t) wh\. ii revision has been made for the care Form 8.
and cus:w ei-, If the pa: i nt in a mental hospital, order
such p:;tiet to be removed from the licensed house
wherein hI. is then confined to in institution pending
the makin- ,f a r-moval order in respect of such
person: or

(b) where tle patient is to be remlovod from one
licensed house to another licensed house order the
patient ht, .. removed to such other licensed house,

an(d shall in either case discharge ihe licensee of tho first-
mentioned licensed house accordingly.









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ISLANDS.
Removal of 23. (1) Where, upon the information upon oath of
patient ill- any person, it appears to a Magistrate that a patient
treated or cntfinld in t lie.sed house is ill-treated or'ngl-ctd.
neglected, the lMagistrate may o(I.rder tiw patient to. I. removed eithlltr
Form 9. to an institution pending th, making of a removal order
Form 10. in respect of such patient or to another licensed house,
and thereupon the licensee of the first-mentioned licensed
house shall be discharged.

Form 11. (2) Where an order has been made under subsection
(1) of this section for the removal of a patierrt from a
licensed house to an institution or to another licensed
house the Magistrate shall issue a warrant authorising
such removal.

Release of 24. (1) Where, upon ihe information upon oath of
patient. any person, it appears to a Magistrate that a patient
Form 12. itillned in a licensed houe is no longer a proper subject
of confinement, such Maristrate may discharge the
licensee and order him to release the patient, or may
himself release the patient

(2) Any licensee' disobeying an order made under
this section shall be liable, on simnimar cmnvietion, to a
fine of forty-eight dollars. Such conviction shall not be a
bar to any action in respect of the same wrong.

Appealby 25. Where, under this Ordinance, thfe 1ajistrate
licensee. orders the removal of a patient from a licensed house on
the ground of ill-treatmenl t or neglect, or orders a patient
confined in a lienusel houw- to be released, the licensee
may appeal against such order, subject to the same
conditions and with the saine consequences as if he had
been a party against whom a conviction was made within
Cap. 61. the meaning of subsection (2) of section 172 of the
Magistrate's Code of Procedure Act.

Appeal where 26. Where, upon information being laid under this
order refused. Ordinance that a patient coniinied in a licensed house is
ill-treated or neglected, or that a person confined in a
licensed house as a patient ought to he released. a
Magistrate refuses to make any order. in appeal shall lie
to the Supreme Court, subject to th- same conditions and
with the same consequences as if the liensee had been
charged with an offence punishable on summary convic-
tion and the Magistrate had refused to convict.


Execution of 27. Where an order for the removal of a patient
order of fromi a licensed house has been made, the court, Judge,
removal. or Magistrate making the order may issue a warrant for
thel execution of the order directed to any person or
pesonis whi e such court."Judge, or Magistratel thinks fit.
An\ p ISo. s 4ldi., if required by any one to whon) tih,
warrant is directed, aid and assist in the execution of the
warrant.








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ISLANDS.
INTERIM ORDERS.

28. Where notice of appeal under this Ordinance Interim order
has been given- in case of
appeal.
(a) the Magistrate may, if he thinks fit, suspend Form 13.
the execution of any order made by him until the
decision of the appeal, or for any shorter period, and
upon such terms and conditions, if any, as he thinks
fit: and

(b) any Judge', upon the application of the
appellant, and, if he thinks fit, without any notice of
the application being served upon the respondent,
may, at any time, and notwithstanding any previous
order of a Judge or Magistrate, make such order,
subject to such terms and conditions, if any, as he
thinks fit, as to the care or custody or allowing to be
at large, until the decision of the appeal or for any
shorter period, of the person alleged or adjudged to
be or confined as a person of unsound mind:

Provided that upon an appeal being or being deemed
to be abandoned, any order made under this section shall
determine, andI the orde-r appealed against shall take
effect.
CRIMINAL LUNATICS.

29. Where any person being in custody as a Prisonersof
criminiil Ionatic is removed from the Colony under the unsound
provisions f lthe Colonial Prisoners Removal Act. 1884, mind. 47
the time tl ring which such criminal lunatic, if under 48 ict, c. 31.
sentence o, i imprisonment, is detained in a criminal
lunatic hospital or other place of detention shall be
reckoned as having been served under such sentence.

30. When the term of imprisonment to which a Insanity at
person confined in a criminal lunatic hospital or other expiration of
place of detention is liable expires while such person is in sentence.
custody in such hospital or other place of detention, then
unless the Imedical officer in charge of the said hospital or
other place of detention, as the case may be, by writing
under his hand. certifies that such person may safely be
allowed to he i large. s-iuch person shall. ;it the expiration
of his term of imprisonment, he deemed to be a pauper
patient, and may be detained in a mental hospital as a
pauper patient.

MAINTENANCE OF INSANE PERSONS.

31. (1) in ;.Il cases notwithstanding any previous Application
order made under this section the Supreme Court, and in of insane
cases where the property of an insane person is of less I'erson's
property for
value in the \whole than the sum of four hundred and maintenan e.
eighty dolia:s, or the annual value of such property is
less than fort y-eight dollars, a Magistrate may, upon the Form 14.
application of any person, make an order as to the appli-









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ISLANDS.
cation of any property of a person confined under this
Ordinance, or the income thereof, in or towards the
expenses of the maintenance( and snppoi t of such person,
or in or towards recnuping thl expelnsebs ot his past
maintenance anlld support, or, in case any other person
undertakes to pay the expenses of such maintenance and
support, or such portion of these expenses as thi Court or
Magistrate thinks fit. The expenses of such umamitenance
and support, or past maintenance and support, shall be in
equity a charge upon th) real estate of the insane person
in the same manner as if he had power to charge, and by
writing under his hand had agreed to charge, his real
estate therewith.

(2) The application to the Supreme Court shall be
by motion or petition in a summary way, or in such
other manner as such Court. by a general order made
under this Ordinance, directs.

(3) Any application uiilnr this section shall ib served
upon such persons and in such mannl r as the Court or
Magistrate directs.

(4) Whether any order nmndr this s -tion is made,
suspended, or refused, the Court or magistrate shall make
such order as is just as to the costs of the applicant, and
such costs shall be recoverable by distress ani sale of the
insane person's personal estate, and shall l e a charge in
equity upon his real estate in the same manner as if he
had power to charge, and by writing under his hand had
agreed to charge, hik real estate therewith.

Declaring 32. Where, unidr this Ordinance, the nupreine
insane person Court or a NMagistrate orde:'s th- property of any insane
a trustee. person or the income thereof to be applied in or towards
Form 15. his maintenance or support, such Court or Magistrate
may declare that such person holds such property or
income upon trust to obey the orders of the Court or
Magistrate, and thereupon the Court or Magistrate shall
have the powers conferred upon the Supreme Court by
subsection ('') of section 21 of the Supreme Court Act,
2an/,:19. 1939, so far as regards the care of the real and personal
estates of lunatics and persons of unsound mind held by
such lunatics, or persons of unsound mind, upon trust
or by way of mortgage.

OFFENCES IN REFERENCE TO INSANE
PERSONS.

Ill-treatment 33. Any superintendent, officer, nurse, attendant,
of insane servant or other person employed in any institution who
person in strikes, ill-treats or wilfully w-glects any insane perRon
institution. or patient cinfined in such institution shall he liable, on
summary conviction, to a line o of on( hundri l dollh's, o'
to imprisonment for six months, or to both such fine ;nd
imprisonment.







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ISLANDS.
34. (1) Any 1'erson 'vh rscues any ins;iiu person Rescueand
or patient while lriin! coiive ed( to or while confined in permitting
any institution under this Ordinance, and any officer or escape from
institution.
servant of any such institution who secretes, or through
wilful neglect or connivance permitts to escape, any insane
person or patient confined in any such institution under
this Ordinance, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, on
conviction thereof on indictment, shall be liable to be
imprisoned for five years.
(2) Any officer or servant of any institution who
carelessly permits any person confined therein under this
Ordinance to escape shall be liable, on summary convic-
tion, to a fine of one hundred dollars.

35. (1) No private person shall undertake the care Takingcharge
or custody of any insane person unless he list obtains, in of insane
respect of such insane person, a licence under this Ordi- person with-
out licence.

(2) Any person acting in contravention of this
section shall be guilty of ai misdemeanor and, on convic-
tion thereof on indictment, shall be liable to a fine of
four hundred and eighty dollars, or to imprisonment for
two years, or to both such fine and imprisonment.

36. Where an insane person is confined in any Tll-treatment
licensed house, the licensee, or any nurse, servant, (,r of insane
other person (employed in such house or by the license, person in
licensed
who strikes, ill-freats, or wilfully neglects such insane house.
person shall be liable, on snmmnary conviction, to a tili
of one hundred dollars, or to imprisonment for six
months.
37. Whosoevwr resists or obstructs any member of Obstructing
the Visiting Committee while visiting or attempting to Visiting
visit a licensed house, shall be liable, on summary con- Committee.
eviction, to a fine of fifty dollars, or to imprisonment for
three months.
38. Whosoever obstructs any person acting in Obstructing
execution of an order for the delivery of an insane person execution of
to an institution or licensed house, or for the removal of order for
delivery or
an insane person from an institution or a licensed house, removal
shall he liable, on summary conviction, to a line of two
hundred and forty dollars, or to imprisonment for six
months.
TREATMENT OF VOLUNTARY PATIENTS IN A
MENTAL HOSPITAL.
39. (1) Any person who is desirous of voluntarily Provision for
submitting himself to treatment for mental illness ii a voluntary
mental hospital (hereinafter referred to as a voluntary treatment
without
patient ) anil who makes a written application to the certification
Administrator for the purpose, may without )eing, of certain
adjudicated a person of unsound mind under this Ordi- persons,
nance or an order issued thereunder be sent, in accord- iorm It
ance with the terms of an Arrangement, as a voluntlary
patient to a mental hospital.








VIRGIN 14 Ltncy and rTnt/al Treatment. No. 9 of 1956.
ISLANDS.
(2) A voluntary patient received into a mental
hospital under any Arrangement may upoIn -ivNin, to the
medical officer ii charge thereof sev\nty-two hours'
notice in writing leave the maid hospital at the expiration
of the period of such notice.

(3) A voluntary patient shall by virtue of his applica-
tion for admission to a mental hospital be deemed to
consent to his removal from the Colony to a mental
hospital and, subject to the provisions of suibsection (2) of
this section, shall undertake to remain therein until
discharged in accordance with the terms of an Arrange-
ment. The said patient shall also undertake to conform
to the rules regulating the obligations. conduct and
discipline of persons detained for treatment in the mental
hospital, and, subject as aforesaid, shall further undertake
not to leave the said hospital without being dischargedd in
the manner hereinhefore provided.

(4) Subject to the provisions of subsection (2) of this
section any voluntary patient who leaves a mental
hospital without being discharged as in this section
provided may be captured and reconveyed thereto in
accordance with the terms of an Arrangement.

(5) If auy voluntary patient dies in a mental
hospital, or departs therefrom without being discharged
or giving notice, as required by this section, the Adminis-
trator shall be notified of the occurrence of any of these
events in the manner prescribed by an Arrangement.

Provision for 40. (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, a
temporary person who is suffering from mental illness and is likely
treatment to benefit by temporary treatment but is for the time
without
certification being incapable of expressing himself as willing or
of certain unwilling to receive such treatment (hereinafter referred
persons, to as a temporary patient ") may, on a W\'itten applica-
tion duly made in accordance with the provisions of this
section but without being adjudicated a person of
unsound mind under this Ordinance or an order issued
thereunder, be received as a temporary patient in a
mental hospital for the purpose of treatment therein.

Form 17. (2) An application under this section which shall be
in duplicate shall be in the form numbered 17 in the
Schedule, shall be made to the Administrator anl shall,
if possible, be made by the husband or wife, or by a
relative or guardian of the temporary patient or on the
request of the husband or wife or, if a relative or guard-
ian, by a registered medical practitioner and if the
application is not so made, it shall contain a statement
of the reason why it is not so made, of the connection of
the applicant with the temporary patient and of the
circumstances in which he made the application.







No. 9 of 1956. Lni,'ry and Mental Treatment. 15 VIRCIN
ISLANDS.
(3) The application I1;h!l be accompanied by a Form 18.
recommendation in duplicate in the form nnubered 18
in the Schedule, signed by two registered medical practi-
tioners of whom one shall be a government medical
officer.

(4) On the receipt of an application accompanied by
a recommendation as.provided in subsection (3) of this
section, the Administrator shall take steps in accordance
with the provisions of an Arrangement to have the
temporary patient received into a mental hospital for a
period not exceeding six months.

(5) Each of the registered medical practitioners by
whom a recommendation under this section is to be lhade
shall, before signing the recommendation, examine the
temporary patient either separately or in conjunction
with the other and shall specify in the recommendation
the date on which he so examined the said temporary
patient and the grounds on which he bases his r(com-
mendation.

(6) A recommendation shall be of no effect for the
purposes of this section if there is a greater interval than
five clear days between the dates on which the temporary
patient was examined by the two registered medical
practitioners respectively and any such recommendation
shall cease to have effect on the expiration of fourteen
days from the date on which the temporary patient was
examined by the two registered medical practitioners, or
if he was examined by those practitioners on two differ-
ent dates, on the expiration of fourteen days from the
later of those dates.

(7) Where a temporary patient is sent under this
section to a mental hospital a copy of the application and
of the recommendation accompanying the application shall
be forwarded to the person in charge of thi mental
hospital into which the temporary patient is to be
received. The person in charge of the said mental
hospital shall upon the signed request of any person whli
considers himself to be unjustly detained under such
application or recommendation furnish to him or to iiis
authorized representative free of cost a copy of such
application or recommendation.

(8) If a temporary patient dies in or departs from
the mental hospital where he was residing, notice of the
fact shall be given to the Administrator in accord ce
with the provisions of the Arrangement.

41. (1) Where a person has laid an information Protection to
under section 5 or signed or carried out or done iny v;it persons acting
with a view to signing or carrying out an order piirlnre- underr this
io p ip ordinance,
ing to be an adjudication order or any report, appliatlii. i
recommendation or certificate purporting to be a report,







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ISLANDS.
application, recomm nendation or certificat, iilrler this
Ordinance or has don. ani ylihl1 in plurs)nllI.lI of this
Ordinance he shall not h1e liable to any civil or criminal
proceedings whether on thi, ground of want of jurisdic-
tion or on any other ground unless he has acted in bad
faith or without reasonable care.

(2) No proceedings, civil or criminal, shall be
brought against any person in any court in respect of any
such matter as is mentioned in subsection (1) of this
section, without the leave of the Supreme Court, and
leave shall not be given unless the Court is satisfied that
there is substantial ground for the contention that the
person, against whom it is sought to bring the proceed-
ings, has acted in bad faith or without reasonable care.

(3) Notice of any application under subsection (2)
of this section shall be given to the person against whom
it is sought to bring the proceedings, and that person
shall be entitled to be heard against the application.


(4) Where on the application under this section
leave is given to bring any proceedings and the proceed-
ings are commenced within four weeks after the date on
which leave was so given, the proceedings shall for the
Cap. 17. purpose of the Public Authorities Protection Act, be
deemed to have been commenced on the date on which
notice of the application was given to the person against
whom the proceedings are to be brought.



MISCELLANEOUS.


Prerogative 42. Nothing in this Ordinance slall prrjlndice any
of Crown. right or prerogative of Her Majesty, or of the Governor
of the Leeward Islands on behalf of Her Majesty.

Insane per- 43. Nothing in this Ordinance shall apply to in-
sons so found sane persons so found by inquisition.
by inquisi-
tion
Regulations. 44. The Governor in Council may make regula-
tions-

(a) for the maintenance and control o( institu-
tions and for the admission to and discharge of
patients from such institutions;

(b) for the constitution of a Visiting Coimmittee
for licensed houses in the manner provided by
section 16;








No. 9 of 1956. Lunacy and Ment l Treatment. 17 VIRGIR
ISLANDS.
(c) as to the books to be kept by the licensee of a
licensed house, the entries to be made therein, and
the returns and notices to be furnished and given by
such licensee;

(d) generally for carrying into effect the pro-
*visions of this Ordinance.

45. The forms contained in the Schedule may be Forms.
used in all cases to which they are applicable, but no
such form shall in any case be obligatory.

46. This Ordinance shall come into operation on a Commence-
date to be appointed by the Governor by Proclamation ment.
published in the Gazette.

E. A. EVELYN,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 25th day
of May, 1956.

H. O. CREQUE,
Clerk of the Council.







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ISLANDS.
SCHEDULE.,

Form 1.
The Lunacy and Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956.

Removal Order by Administrator. Sec. 4.
Colony of the Virgin Islands.

To all Constables in the Colony
and

To the officer in charge of the mental hospital in.......................
WHEREAS by an order of the Magistrate made on the
day of A.B. of
was adjudged to be a person of unsound mind and a proper subject of
confinement, and was by the said order detained in an institution
pending the making of an order for his removal to a mental hospital.
NOW, THEREFORE, I do hereby order and command you the
said constables to remove the said
from the Colony and convey him to the mental hospital in
and there deliver him into the custody of the officer in charge of the
said mental hospital.
AND you the officer in charge of the mental hospital aforesaid are
hereby authorised to receive and detain the said
in the said mental hospital until he is discharged therefrom in acoord-
ance with the provisions of the abovementioned Ordinance and any
Arrangement made thereunder, and in the event of the said
escaping from the said
mental hospital him to capture and reconvey to the said mental hospital
there to be detained until discharged as aforesaid.
AND for such removal from the Colony conveyance to, and
reception and detention in, the mental hospital, or capture and recon-
veyance thereto, as the case may be, this shall be your sufficient
authority.
Dated this day of 19

Administrator.

Form 2.
The Lunacy and Mental Treatment Ordinance, 19566
Information upon Oath. Sec. 5 (1)
Colony of the Virgin Islands.
A.B., of informs the undersigned
Magistrate that he has good cause to suspect and believe and does
suspect and believe that D.E., of
is a [pauper patient] person of unsound mind and a proper sibj',ct of
confinement.








VIRGIN No. 9 of 1956. Lanr and Mental Treatment. 19
ISLANDS.
Taken and sworn

this day ofj Informant.


before me,

Magistrate.

Form 3.

The Lunacy and Mental treatmentt Ordinance, 1956.
Medical Certificate. Sec. 5(5).
Colony of the Virgin Islands.

I, R.K., a government medical officer, and being in actual practice
as a (Physician. Surgeon or Apothecary, as the case may be) having
been appointed by the Magistrate to examine A.B.
of hereby
certify that I, on the day of
at personally examined the said
A.B. and I hereby certify that the said A.B. is a person of unsound
mind and a proper subject of confinement, and I have formed this
opinion upon the following grounds, namely:-

1. Facts indicating insanity observed by myself (here slate the
facts)

2. Other facts (if any) indicating insanity communicated by
others (here state the facts and by whom communicated)
3. I have made enquiries of all persons known to me who seem
likely to be able to give information as to any facts of the
previous history of the said A.B. likely to be of service with
reference to the medical treatment. The following statement
contains all such facts known to me:

STATEMENT.

(If any particulars in this statement are not known,
this is to be stated)

Name of patient and christian name at length.
Sex and age.
Married, single, or widowed.
Condition of life and previous occupation, if any.
The religious persuasion as far as known.
Previous place of abode.
Whether first attack. Age (if known) on first attack.
When and where previously under care and treatment.
Duration of existing attack. Supposed cause.
Whether subject to epilepsy.
Whether suicidal.
Whether dangerous to others.







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ISLANDS.
Name and christian name and place of abode of nearest known
relative of the patient and degree of relationship.

(Add any other facts proper to be stated)

(Signed) R.K.

(Plaoe of abode)
Dated this day of 19






Form 4.
The Lunacy and Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956.
Adjudication of lunacy and committal to an Sees. 9 and
institution pending making of a removal order. 10(a)

Colony of the Virgin Islands.

A.B. Informant, D.E. Respondent.


(Date)

Whereas on the day of A.B., of
informed me the undersigned Magistrate,
that he had good cause to suspect and believe and did suspect and
believe that D.E., of was a person of
unsound mind and a proper subject of confinement:

And Whereas it appears to me that the said D.E. is a person of
unsound mind and a proper subject of confinement:

And Whereas, as required by the abovementioned Ordinance, the
medical certificate hereunto annexed of the unsoundness of mind of
the said D.E. has been given.

Now, therefore I do hereby adjudge the said D.E. to be a person
of unsound mind and a proper subject of confinement and do hereby
order that the said D.E. be detained in an institution at
pending the issue of a removal order in respect of the said A.B.


Magistrate.







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ISLANDS.
Form 5.
The Lmlncy awti lie Lnl Treatment Ordinance, 1956.
Adjudication of lunacy and committal to Sec. 10(b)
licensed house.
Colony of the Virgin Islands.

A.B. Informant, D.E. Respondent.
(Date)

Whereas on the day of 19 A.B.
of informed me the undersigned Magis-
trate that he had good cause to suspect and believe, and did suspect and
believe D.E., of to be a person of unsound
mind and a proper subject of confinement:

And Whereas as required by the abovementioned Ordinance, the
medical certificate hereunto annexed of the unsoundness of mind of
the said D.E. has been given:

And Whereas F.G., of has offered to under-
take the care and custody of the said D.E., in his house situate

at and has requested to have a licence granted
to him for that purpose :

And Whereas I am of opinion that the said F.G. is a proper person
to have the care and custody of the said D.E., and that his said house is
suitable for the reception of the said D.E.

NOW, therefore, I do hereby adjudge the said D.E. to be a person
of nnsound mind and a proper subject of confinement and I do hereby
grant to the said F.G. a licence to receive the said D.E. into his said
house and there to take care and custody of him the said D.E., and I
do hereby order that the said D.E. be detained as a person of unsound
mind in tlie said honus of the said F.G., in the car- and cnstoidy of the
said F.G., subject to the provisions of the abovemnintioned Ordinance.
Magistrate.

Form 6.

The Lunacy and Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956.

Order of committal of pauper patient to an institution
pending the making of a removal order. Sec. 10(c).

Colony of the Virgin Islands.
A.B. Informant, D.E. Respondent.
(Date)

WHEREAS on the day of 19 A B., of
informed me the undersigned Magistrate that he
had good cause to suspect and believe and did suspect and believe that
D.E. was a pauper patient and a proper subject of confinement:

AND WHEREAS, as required by the abovementioied Ordinance,
the medical certificate hereunto annexed of the unsounii-ss of mind
of the said D.E. has been given.







22 Lunacy and Mental Treatofil. No. 9 of 1956. VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
NrOW, THEREFOIiE, I do hereby adjudge the said D.E. to be a
i':!'i r patient and ;a proper subject of confinement and I do hereby
nor r that the said D.E. be detained in ii institution at
pending the issue of a removal order in respect of the
said D.E.


Magistrate,


Form 7.
The Lunacy and Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956.
Notice by Licensee desiring to be discharged. Sec. 21.
Colony of the Virgin Islands.

To T.M. Magistrate.
I, E.F., to whom on the day of
a licence was granted by to receive into my
house, situate in one A.B., a patient, and there
to take the care and custody of the said A.B., do hereby give you notice
that I desire to be discharged of the care and custody of the said A.B.
Witness G.H. of
E.F.
Date.

Form 8.

The Lunacy and Mlental Treatment Ordinance, 1956.
Order for removal of person of unsound mind from Sec. 22.
licensed house at request of friends.
Colony of the Virgin Islands.

(Date)
Whereas by an order made on the day of
,yv Magistrate a licence was granted to E.F., of
to receive one A.B., a patient into his house situate at
and there to take the care and custody of the said A.B.:
And Whereas it appears to me, the undersigned Magistrate, that
the said A.B. is maintained in the said licensed house of the said E.F.
at thf, expense of J.H. and K.L. and that the said J.H. and K.L. are
desirous that the said A.B. should be removed from the licensed house
(!' the said E.F. to the house of one Q.R. situate at

*(Where provision has been made for the care and custody
of a patient in a mental hospital use the word shown below).
And Whereas the said Q.R. has applied to me for a licence to
,Onable him to receive the said A.B. at his said house, and there to take
the care and custody of the said A.B.;








VTRGIN No. 9 of 1956. L racy and Mental Treatment. 23
ISLANDS.
And Whereas I am of opinion that the said Q.R. is a proper person
to have the care and custody of the said A.B. and that his said house is
suitable for the reception of the said A.B.

Now, therefore, I, the said Magistrate do hereby discharge the said
E.F. of the care and custody of the said A.B. and do hereby order that
the said A.B. be removed from the licensed house of the said E.F. to
the said house of the said Q.R. And I do hereby grant to the said Q.R.
a licence to receive the said A.B. into his said house, and there to take
the care and custody of him the said A.B. And I do hereby order that
the said A.B. be detained as a patient in the said house of the said Q.R.
in the care and custody of the said Q.R. subject to the provisions of the
abovementioned Ordinance.


Magistrate.

'*And Whereas provision has been made for the care and custody of
the said A.B. in a mental hospital.
Now, therefore, I the said Magistrate do hereby discharge the said
E.F. of the care and custody of the said A.B. and do hereby order that
the said A.B. be removed from the licensed house of the said E.F. to an
institution at pending the making of a removal order
in respect of the said A.B.


Magistrate.

Form 9.
The, Lunacy and Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956.
r Complaint of ill-treatment (or neglect) of a person Sec. 23.
of unsound mind in a licensed house.
Colony of the Virgin Islands.

of informs
Magistrate, that A.B. a patient confined in the licensed house of E.F.,
situate at is ill-treated (or neglected).
Taken and sworn this
day of Informant.
before me,


Magistrate,








24 Lunacy and Ment7l Tr".ii. No. 9 of 1956. VIRGrN
ISLANDS.
Form 10.
The Lunacy and Mental Treatment Ordinance. 1956.

Order for removal on ground of ill treatment (or Sec. 23.
neglect) of a person of unsound mind from a
licensed house.
Colony of the Virgin Islands.

On this day of ,at
complaint was made to me tho undersigned Magistrate that A.B. a
patient confinell in the licensed house of E.F., situate at
is ill-treated (or neglected) and 1, having heard the said complaint, do
hereby order that the said E.F. be discharged from the care and custody
of the said A.B. and do hereby further order that the s aid A.B. be
removed from the licensed house of the said E.F.

(where patient is to be sent to a mental
hospital use the following words)
to an institntin ponding tIh making of a removal order in respect of
th,- said A.B. anl I hereby discharge, tio said E.F. of the car, and
custody of tie said A.B.

(where patient is to be sent to another licensed
house, use the following words)
to the house of Q.R.: And I do hereby grant the said Q.R. a licence to
receive the said A.B. into his house and there to take the care and
custody of him the said A.B. And I do hereby further order that the
said E.F. be discharged of the care and custody of the said A.B. and
that the said A.B. be detained as a patient in the said house of the said
Q.R. in the care and custody of the said Q.R. subject to the provisions
of the abovementioned Ordinance.

Date

Magistrate.


Form 11.
The Lunacy and Mental Treatment Ordinance. 1956,

Warrant for the removal of a person of unsound Sec. 23(2)
mind from a licensed house.
Colony of the Virgin Islands.

To T.S. W.V. Y.Z. and
To Q.R.

Whereas by an order made on the day of
by me the undersigned Magistrate, I did order that A.B., a patient
confined in the licensed house of E.F. situate at
be removed from the said licensed house of the said E.F. to (*the house








VTRTGN No. 9 of 1956. Lnic,,m mnd Mental TrPatnenf.~ 25
ISLANDS.
of you the abovenanied Q.R., sitnute at ) (an
institution situate at pending the making of an
order of removal in respect o(f the said A.B.).

These are, therefore, to authorise you the said T.S,, W.V. and Y.Z.,
or any or either of you, to remove the said A.B. from the said licensed
housp of tho said E.F.. and him to deliver (*to you the said Q.R. at the
said housi of' you thin, sil Q,.l.. \vherel you the sai.d Q.R. are to receive
and take the car ;aiin cin.tody of the said A.B.)/("to the institution
aforesaid); And for so doing this shall be your warrant.

And if required in this behalf by you, or any of yon, all constables,
peace officers, and all other Her Majesty's subjects are to be aiding and
assisting in the execution of this warrant.

Given under my hand this day of 19


Magistrate.
SDelete word,i not apii ] ,lle.


Form 12.

The Lunac! awnd iftfal Tre tmen t Ordiance, 1956.

Order for the release of a patient from a Sec. 24,
licensed House.

Colony of the Virgin Ishlnds.

On this day of at
complaint was made before me the undersigned Magistrate that A.B., a
patient confined in the licensed house of E.F. situate at
is no longer a proper subject of confinement, and it appearing to me,
having heard the said ae plaint, that the said A.B., is no longer a
proper subject of confinement, I do hereby discharge the said E.F. of
the care and custody of the as;id A.B., and do hereby order him the said
E.F. to release the said A.B., and him the said A.B. to suffer to go at
large whithersoever he will.

Date


Magistrate.








26 Lunacy and Mental Treatment. No. 9 of 1956. VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
Form 13.

The Lunacy and Mental Treatment Ordinance, 19-56.

Interim Order by a Magistrate after notice Sec. 28.
of appeal.

(This Order may he writ ten at the foot of the Order
to which it relates)

Whereas the above-nimed D.E. has duly given notice of appeal
against the above order:
And Whereas under the circumstances of the case it appears to me
to be fit and proper to suspend the execution of the above order for the
time and subject to the condition herein after mentioned.

Now, therefore, I do order that the above order be suspended
until the appeal against it of the said D.E. is heard and determined or
is deemed to be abandoned: Provided that this suspension is subject to
the following condition, namely, that the said D.E. do reside with his
uncle P.K. in the village of and in case the said
D.E. shall cease so to reside, tlis order of suspension shall become void,
and the above order shall revise and be of full force and effect.

Date

Magistrate.

Form 14.

The Lunacy and Mental Treatment Ordinance. 1966.

Order of Magistrate for Application of income Sec. 31.
of insane person's real estate towards
his maintenance.

Colony of the Virgin Islands.

In the matter of A.B. a person of unsound mind.

(Date)

Upon the appllica]tion of S.L.C. it appearing to me
that A.B. has since thli delay of been maintained,
and that he is still maintained, at as a patient, and
that he is entitled to certain houses situate at
in the Colony. and now let to at rents amounting in
the aggregate to the sumn of (,$45) per annum. and that the total annual
value of such hoses is less than $48. and that the said A.H. is possessed
of no other property : aid it also appearing to me that the expenses of
the past maintenance and support of the said A.B. in the said
exceed the amount of the rents in arrear of the
said honu-s, .; l lmi' ti t a::irly expenses of his future maintenance and
support will exceed the yearly rents which will accrue to the said A.B.








No. 9 of 1956. Luinc/ (mnd Mental Treatment. 27 VrRGIN
ISLANDS.
Now, therefore. I id) otrdlr that the said ionts in arrear he applied
in discharge of the past maintenance and support of him the said A.B.,
and that the said rents hereafter to accrue be applied in payment of the
expenses of the future maintenance and support of the said A.B. so long
as he lives and continues to be an inmate of the said

and I'do declare that the said A.B. holds the said property and the right
to receive the said rents accrued, or hereafter to accrue, on trust to obey
this order, and accordingly I do order that the right to sue for and
recover the said rents in arrear and the rents that shall accrue, vest in
the said S.L.C. and any unapplied surplus in the hands of the said
S.L.C. upon the discharge of the said A.B. from the said
or upon his death is to be held upon trust for the said A.B. his
executors, administrators and assigns.


Magistrate.


Form 15.

The Lunacy aNid Ment(ln/ Treatment Ordinance, 1956.

Order for sale of insane person's real estate, Sec. 32.
and application for proceeds for his
maintenance.

Colony of the Virgin Islands.

In the matter of A.B., a person of unsound mind.


(Date)

Upon the application of it appearing to me
Magistrate, that A.B. has since the day of
been maintntaed'and he still is maintained in the
at as a (pauper) patient,
and that hli is seised of an estate in fee simple in possession of one
undivided moiety of and in a certain cottage, and premises situate at
to the other undivided, moiety (, which E.F., of
is entitled for an estate in fee simple in possession,
and that the value of the said undivided moiety of the said A.B. is less
than the sum of $480.. and that the said A.B. is possessed of no other
property, and it also appearing to me that the expenses of the past
maintenance and support of the said A.B. in the said
from the said day of
to the day of amount to the sum of ($200).
And the sild E.F. offering to purchase the said undivided moiety of the
said A.B. for the sum of ($400). And I being of opinion that the said
offer of the said E.F. is fair and reasonable, and that it is expedient to
accept the same, do order that the same be accepted and carried into
effect, and do declare that the said A.B. holds twh said undivided
moiety upon trust to obey this order. And the said E.F. having paid
the sum of ($400) to tlih said S.L.C., and the said S.L.(1. uil'r.taking to
apply thi sum of.( .'*i', part thereof in payment of the exp.nises of
the past maintuuance and support of the said A.B. from the ,t:iid








VIRGIN 28 Lunacy (n.(! Mental Treahtient. No. 9 of 1956.
ISLANDS.
day of to the said day of and from time to time
to apply the sum of ($200) residue of the said sum of ($400) in or
towards the expenses of the maintenance and support of the said A.B.
from the last mentioned day, and upon the discharge fro the said
or death of
the said A.B. to hold any IuapplliedI surplus in his hands upon trust for
the said A.B. his executors, administrators, or assigns, I do order liat
the said undivided moiety of the said A.B. of and in the aid cottage
and premises do vest in the said E.F. his heirs and assigns for all the
estate and interest which the said A.B. has therein.


Magistrate.

Form 16.

The Lunacy tand Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956.

Application by a voluntary patient to the Sec. 39(1).
Administrator to secure his admission
to a mental hospital.

Colony of the Virgin Islands.

To the Administrator of the Virgin Islands.

I, the undersigned, do hereby request you to secure my admission,
as a voluntary patient, to a mental hospital and I hereby consent to my
removal from the Colony to the said hospital.

I undertake-

(a) to remain in the mental hospital until duly discharged
unless I give notice of my intention to leave the sam, ass required
by subsection (2) of section 39:

(b) to conform to the rules regulating the obligations, conduct
and discipline of peitrons detained for treatnmtent in tile said
hospital and to the terms of any Arrangenmint mn:IIt under the
;ibovenamed Ordinance;

(c) subj ct to my righIt to leave the mentai hospital at any time
on giving and at the expiration of, the required notice, not to leave
the said hospital without bi ing ldischarigei therefron in accordance
with the terms of an Arrnngemelnt hereinbefore mentioned- and I
Ilderstand that if I lea e the said hospital without being dis-
charged, as aforesaid, or without giving the required notice, I shall
be liable to be captured and returned thereto.








No. 9 of 1956. Lunaoy and .Mental Treatmenlt. 29 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
Form 17.

The Lunacy andl Mental Treatment Ordinance 1956,

Form of application for reception of a Sec. 40(2).
temporary patient in mental hospital.

Colony of the Virgin Islands.

To the Administrator of the Virgin Islands.

1. I, hereby request you to take such steps as
may be necessary for the reception of as a temporary
patient into the mental hospital at for a period not
exceeding six months.
2. I am related to the said in the following
manner:-



Or1-

I am a registered medical practitioner in the Colony. The said
is well known to me and I make this application
at the request of who is related to the said
in the following manner:-





Oi

I am not related to the said The reasons
why this application is not made by a relative of the said
and my connection with him, and the circumstances under which I
make this application, are as follows:-
3. Annexed hereto is a recommendation for the temporary
treatment of the said signed by

(Signed)

Dated


To
Form 18.

The Lunacy and Alental Treatment Ordinance, 1956.

Form of Recommendation for temporary Sec. 40(3)
treatment.
Colony of the Virgin Islands.
Recommendation for the temporary treatment of








VIRGIN 30 Lunamr and M en tal 'Trealnien/. No. 9 of 1956.
ISLANDS.
I, of hereby declare that:-
1. I am a government medical officer in the Colony and 1 am not
the usual medical attendant of the aboveInamed.

2. I examined th, said on the day of

*3. I have tormed the conclusions stated below on the following
grounds, viz:-

I, of hereby declare that:-

1. I am a registered medical practitioner in the Colony and am
(am not) the usual medical attendant of the abovenamed.

2. I examined the abovementioned on the
(lay of
3. I have formed the conclusions stated below on the following
grounds, viz:-

And we, the said and
further declare that:-
1. The said
(i) is suffering from mental illness;
(ii) is likely to benefit by temporary treatment;
(iii) is for the time being incapable of expressing himself as
willing or unwilling to receive such treatment.

2. It is expedient with i view to the said 's
rec'ivrv tih t lie l li lil ie r'-eceiv d into or
a period not exceeding six months.
(Signed)
Medical Qualilications.
)atte
(Signed)

M medical 111i I ,i..i i, ,- .
S)ate




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No. 11 of 1956. Currency, Coinage and Legal VIRGIN
Tender. ISLANDS.

[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
5th June, 1956.

VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 11 of 1956.
An Ordinance to declare currency notes and coins
issued by the Board of Commissioners of
Currency, British Caribbean Territories (East-
ern Group) and currency notes issued by the
Government of Jamaica to be legal tender in
the Colony.
[By Proclamation] Commenue-
ment.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Virgin
Islands.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
Currency, Coinage and Legal Tender Ordinance,
1956.
2. In this Ordinance- Interpreta-
tion.
"Board means the Board of Commissioners
of Currency, British Caribbean Territories
(Eastern Group);
coin" means any coin provided, issued or
re-issued by the Board;
currency note" means any note provided
or issued by the Board and includes a
Jamaica currency note;
"die" includes any plate, type, tool, or
implement whatsoever, and also any part
of any die, plate, type, tool, or imple-
ment, and any stamp or impression
thereof or :ny part of such stamp or
impression;
"Jamaica currency note means any note of
the Government of Jamaica issued from







VIRGIN 2 Currency, Coinage and Legal No. 11 of 1956.
ISLANDS. Tender,

time to time under the provisions of the
Cap. 88. Currency Notes Law of the Colony of
Jamaica and being, at the time of tender,
legal tender in Jamaica.
Legal tender, 3. (1) Currency notes shall be legal tender
in the Colony for the payment of any amount.

(2) Coin shall, if the coins have not been
illegally dealt with, be legal tender to an amount
not exceeding in the case of coins of a denomina-
tion of not less than twenty cents, ten dollars; and
in the case of coins of a lower denomination, two
dollars.
(3) For the purposes of this Ordinance, a
coin shall be deemed to have been illegally dealt
with where the coin has been impaired, diminished,
or lightened otherwise than by fair wear and tear,
or has been defaced by having any name, word,
device or number stamped or engraved thereon,
whether the coin has or has not been thereby
diminished or lightened.


Value of
Jamaica
currency note.

Imitation of
currency note.













Mutilating or
defacing cur-
rency notes.


4. The value of a Jamaica currency note
shall be calculated at the rate of four dollars and
eighty cents for one pound.

5. If any person makes or causes to be made
or uses for any purpose whatsoever, or utters any
document purporting to be or in any way resem-
bling or so nearly resembling as to be calculated to
deceive, any currency note or any part thereof, he
shall be liable on summary conviction in respect of
each such document to a fine of one hundred
dollars and the court shall order the document in
respect of which the offence was committed and
any copies of that document and any plates,
blocks, dies, or other instruments used for or
capable of being used for printing or reproducing
any such document which are in the possession of
such offender, to be destroyed.
6. Whosoever without lawful authority or
excuse (the proof whereof shall lie on the person
accused) mutilates, cuts, tears or perforates with
holes any currency note or in any way defaces a







No. 11. of 1956. (u'rrenci, Coinage and Legal 3 VIRGIN
Tender. ISLANDS.

currency note whether by writing, printing, draw-
ing or stamping thereon, or by attaching or affixing
thereto anything in the nature or form of an
advertisement, shall on summary conviction be
liable to a fine of twenty-four dollars.
7. For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby Currency note
declared that a currency note under this Ordinance oer this
is within the meaning of the expression currency
note in section 2 of the Forgery Act, 1954. 14/1956.
8. The Act entitled An Act for assimila- Repeal and
ting the monies of the Virgin Islands to those of o"pto", noy.
the United Kingdom" dated the 25th day of
October, 1852, and the General Legislature Com-
petency (Currency Notes) Ordinance, 1920 are 7/1920.
hereby repealed. The declaration contained in
section 2 of the said Ordinance is hereby revoked.
9. This Ordinance shall come into operation Commence-
on a (da to be appointed by the Governor by mient.
Proclamation published in the Gazette.

E. A. EVELYN,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 25th day
of May, 1956.
H. O. CREQUE,
Clerk of the Council.












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LEEWARD ISLANDS.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT.


STATUTORY RULES AND (ORDERS.
1956, No. 22.


PR(CLAMATION DATED ''H JUNE, 1956, BRINGING INTO
OPERATION THE PRISONS (REPEAL) ACT, 1955 (No.
10/1955).
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS.

A PROCLAMATION.
K. W. BLACKBUHNE,
Governor.

WHEREAS by section 3 of the Prisons (Repeal) Act,
1955 (No. 10/1955) it is provided that the said Act shall conic
into operation on a day to be appointed by the governorr by
Proclamation published in the Gazetie.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, KENNIETH I\\LLIAM BLACKBURNE,
a Knight Commander of the Most Dirsinguislhed Order o(
Saint Michael and Saint George, an officer r of the Most Excel-
lent Order of the British Empire, Governor and Commn under in
Chief in and over the Colony of the Leeward Islands andm Vice
Admiral of the same, do by this my Proclamation declare that
the said Act shall come into operation on the 1st day of July,
1956.
AND all Her Majesty's loving subjects in the s;iid
Coloiy and all others homl it may concern are hereby
required to take due notice hereof and to give their ready
obedience accordingly.
GIVEN at the Government Housc, Anti'jua, this
6th day of Juie, 1956, and in the fifth ye,.r
of Her Majesty's reign.
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STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1956, No. 23.

THE PENSIONS LA'.vs (ADAPTATION) REGULATIONS, 1956,
DATED JUNE 11, -195(, iMADE I'Y TIlE GOVERNOR IN
EXERCISE ()01 THE POWER (ONiEllEl ON HIM liY SUBSEC-
T'lION (1) OIi SCTI'ON- ) M) F THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
(MISCELLANI'UTS PROVISIONS) O(lun T:R Cn )UNCL, 1956b
(IMPERIAL.) (1 .)56, 3No. N383).


1. Citation, Commencement, Construction
and Application. (1) Tli e :;:ul;itiosns may b, cited as
the Pensionw Laws (Alaptition) i_;,gulations, P!)56, ind shall
come into operation on 1hke Ist day of %ul\, 19 )(.

(2) (a) T'Iiese legulLtionls shial be read and con-
,trued as one with the Leetward Islands (M\iscellaneous
Provisions) Order in Council i;',';
(b) In these Regulations--.
Spensions law means a law relating to pensions, gratuities
or other like benefits that nmay b1)- graiint.' to a person
or to the defendantsts of any' per. n'" in respect of the
service of that person ltnder the (Governiient of any
Presidency or the (koveriinent of the Colony of the
Leeward Islands: and
dependentss", in relation to an\ person, includes the
personal representatives of that person.
(3) Save as otherwise provide, herein, these Regula-
tions shall apply to .eich Presidency,
2. Continuation in force of Pensions Laws.
There shall remain valid a: respects each Presidency after the
beginning of the :Lppointed day notwithsanding' its constitution
as a separate Colony-
(a) the laws I'eierre(i to in the tirst column of the
Schedule to these Regulations; and
(b) such other pension:- laws (if any) ;-; tare in force
in that Presidency immediately wbeore the beginning of
the appointed day.









8. Adaptation and Modification of Pensions
Laws. A law that has effect in any Presidency after the
beginning of the appointed day by virtue of Regulation 2 shall,
in its application to that Presidency, be construed with such
adaptations :and modifications as are necessary to bring it into
conformity with the provisions of the Leeward Islands Act,
1956, and the Leeward Islands (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order
in Council, 1956; and in particll:tr references in any such law
to the Colony shall, unless the context otherwise requires,
be construed as references to that Presidency, and the laws
referred to in the first column of the Schedule to these Regula-
tions shall, in thiir application to any Presidency, be construed
with the adaptations and modifications prescribed for that
Presidency in the second column of the Schedule.
4. Payment of certain Pensions. Where any
law has effect in any Presidency after the beginning of the
appointed day by virtue of Regulation 2, any sum which, if the
Colony of the Leeward Islanis had not been dissolved and the
law had not been adapted and modified by Regulation 3, would,
on or after the appointed day, havt: been payable under the law
to any person or his depndantts out of the revenues of that
Colony, shall, notwithstanding anything contained in legula-
tion 3, be paid to that person (or those defendants out of the
revenues of that P'residencv:
Provided that if the law has effect as aforesaid ill more than
one Presidency, such sum shall be paid out of the revenues
of all the Presidencies in which the law so has effect in such
proportions among those Presidencies as the Governor may
determine.









SCHEDULE.
Part I
The adaptations and modifications set out in this part of
this Schedule are prescribed for all Presidencies.


Pensions
Act, 1947
(No. 12/1947)






Pensions
Regulation ns
1947.


















Pensions
Increase Act,
1947 (No. 10/
1947)
Pensions
Increase Act,
1953 (No. 20/
1953)


Section
2 (1)


4 (2)
It eo'ulationl
24 (5)








27


28 (2)
First
Schedule
to the
PRegulation



2 (1)



2 (1)



1 (1)


The definition of the expressions
Colony and G~overnment of
the Colony shall he deleted.
This subsection shall be deleted.
This subsection shall be deleted.
The words or of the Presiden.
cies thereof as in this section
provided shall be deleted.
This subsection shall he deleted.
i The words Chief Secretary "
shall be substituted for the words
Colonial Secretary in the
Colony". The words "or, in
the case of an officer whose
service has been wholly under
the Government of a Presidency,
to the Administrator or Com-
missioner of that Presidency"
shall be deleted.
The words the Treasury shall
he substituted for the words
any Presientiial Treasury".
This paragraph sha!l be deleted.
Between the word: Kenya and
Uganda Railways and Harbours
Administration and the words
s ".Malayan Establishment" the
words Leeward Islands (before
1st July, 1950) shall be
inserted.
The definition of the expression
Governor shall be deleted.


The definition of the expression
Governor shall be deleted.


The words "or of any Presi-
dency thereof" shall be deleted.










Part II


The adaptations ial I i iil icaltions set out in this part of
this Schedule are prescribed for the Presidency of Antigua only.


First
Schced-
ule to
the
letieu
lotion:


B1etw eein the words Mauritius and
"'Nigeria" tiln- wrd '" Motserrat"
4 jall >e: inserted.
l'et\welin the wurd,, Ove(rsea Audit
Service (lomen Establishment) and
the words St. Helena the words
"Saint Christopher N e v is and
Anguilla shall be inserted.
Between the words United King-
dloi of Great Britain and Northern
Ireland and the words Western
Pacific" the words Virgin Islauds"
shall be inserted.


Part III

The adaptations and modifications set out in this part of
this Schedule are prescribed for the Presidency of Saint Chris-
topher Nevis and Ainguilla only.


First
Sched-
ule to
the
Regnu-
lations


Between the words "Aden" and
i ahunas'" the word "Antigua"
-hall be inserted,
l3ertwcen the words Mutritis "and
"Nigeria" the word "Montserrat"
shall be inserted.
Between the words United King-
domi of Great Briiain aiin Northern
Ii'l'lnd and the words 'Western
Pacific" the words Virgin Islands"
sh:dl I inserted.


Pensions
Regula-
tions,. 1947


Pensions
Regula-
tions, 1947









Part IV
The adaptations and modifications set out in this part of
this Schedule are prescribed for the Presidency of Mc.ntserrat
only.


Pensions
ieg ulIu-
tions, 1947


First
Sched-
ule to
the
Regu-
lations


Between the words "Aden and
" Bahamns" the word "Antigna"
shall be inserted.
Between the words Oversen Audit
Service (Home EstaMishmenl)" and
the words "St. Helena" the words
" Saint Christopher Nevis and
Anguilla" shall be inserted.
Between the words "United King-,
dorn of (Great, Britain and Northern
Ireland and the words "Western
Pacific" the words "Virgin Islands"
shall be inserted.


Part V
The adaptations and modifications set out in thick part of
this Schedule are prescribed for the Presidency of the Virgin
Islands only.


Pensions
-Regula-
tions, 1947


First
Sched-
ule to
the
Regu-
lations


Between the words "Aden" and
" Bahamis the word Antigua"
shall be inserted.
Between the words Mauritius" and
"Nigeria" the word Mlontserrat"
shall be inserted.
Between the words Oversef Audit
Service (Home Establishment)" and
the words "St. Helena" the words
" Saint Christopher Ne v i s and
Anguilla" shall be inserted.


Made by the Governor this 11th day of June, 1956.

K. W. BLACKBURNE.
Governor.

ANTIGUA
Printed it the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands,
by EARL PIGOTT, Acting Government Printer.-By Authority.
1956.


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LEEWVARD ISLANDS.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT.


STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1956, No. 24.


PROCLAMATION DATED JUNE 14, 1956, DISSOLVING THE
fENERAL LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LEEWARD
ISLANDS.


BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS.

A PROCLAMATION.
P. D. MACDONALD,
Governor's Deputy.
WHEREAS by section 12 of the Leeward Islands Acts,
1871 to 1950, as amended, it is provided that the Courtil may
from time to time be convoked, prorogued, and dissolved by
Proclamation:
AND WHEREAS it is expedient that the said Council
should be dissolved on the 30th day of June, 1956;.
NOW THEREFORE, I, PATRICK DONALD MAC-
DONALD, a Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of
Saint Miichael and Saint George, Deputy for the Governor of
the Colony of the Leeward Islands do hereby proclaim and
order that the General Legislative Council be dissolved with
effect from the 30th day of June, 1956.
AND the members of the said Council and all others
whom it may concern are hereby required to take due notice
hereof and to give their ready obedience accordingly.
GIVEN under my hand at the governmentt House,
Antiqua, this 14th day of Jure, 1956, and in
the fifth yenr of Her Majesty's reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
ANTIGU A.
Printed at tih (~ovurnnenit Printing Giae. Leeward Islanda,
by EARL PIGOTT, Acting Government Printer.--By Authorty.
1956.


[Price 3 oents. }


18100068--480--6.56.









LEEWARD ISLANDS.
ANTIGUA.

STATU'ITORY R LE;' AND ORDERS.
1956, No. 18.


THE TRAFFIC SIGNS (KINDS AND DESCRIPTIONS) (AMENDMENT)
REGULATIONS, 1956, DATED MAY 29, 1956, MADE BY THE
TRAFFIC COMMISSIONER UNDER SECTION 75 OF THE
VEHICLES AND ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE, 1946, AS
AMENDED, AND APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL.

1. CITATION. These Regulations may be cited as the
Traffic Signs (Kinds and Descriptions) (Amendment) Regula-
tions, 1956, and shall be read and construed as one with the
Traffic Signs (Kinds and Descriptions) Regulations, 1955
(S. R. &. 0. 1955, No. 9) hereinafter referred to as the Principal
Regulations.

2. AMENDMENT. The following amendments are hereby
made to regulation 3 of the Principal Regulations:-

(1) Paragraph (c) and the caption thereto is hereby
deleted and the following substituted therefor:-

SIGN TO HALT OR SLOW AT ROAD AHEAD
(c) (i) IHALT SIGN: A sign which shall be
interpreted as indicating that any person driving a
vehicle on a road on or to which such sign is placed
shall bring the vehicle to a halt before entering, but as
near as practicable to, the driving surface of the road
) which he is about to enter, such sign having inscribed
thereon the words "HALT AT MAJOR ROAD
AIl1EA) ".
(ii) Sow SIGN: A sign which shall be inter-
prete(l as indicatting that any person driving a vehicle
shall, when appronchingt a junction of a road where
,uch sign is placed, slow down and conform with the
Highway Code for road junctions, such sign having
inscribed thereon the words SLOW MAJOR
ROAD AHEAD"."









(2) Paragraph (d) and the caption thereto is hereby
deleted and the following substituted therefor:-

SIGN AT OR NEAR SCHOOL

(d) A school traffic sign (,f the like kind a;nd
description as is prescribed in the Highway Code
whici shiall b interpreted is indicating that ; scliool .
is situated in the vicinity of the road on which the
sign is placed and that the driver of a vehicle on that ij
road shall take special care and dsow down when
approaching such school or the road leading thereto."

(3) Paragraph (i) and the caption thereto are
hereby deleted and the following substituted therefor:-
Bus TOP

(i) A sign to indicate the places where motor
omnibuses shall stop on or near the route or routes on
which they are permitted to travel, for the purpose
only of taking up or setting down passengers and
goods, and where no other vehicle shall be permitted
to stop or stand. Such sign shall he erected a;t such
places on the route as may be approved by the Traffic
Commissioner and shall have inscribed thrreon the
words "BUS STOP"."

Made this I;th dlny of May, 195!.

A. A. M. fliL.
7'i'cff'r < c n;', tim!,"i.~'.in! r.

Approved by the Governor in Council this 29th day of
May, 1950.

F. A. CLARKE,
Aringt CTlerk of fthe C(orii.





ANTIC U A.
Printed at th( G!r,,,''inun Printingl Ofhi0-,, Lewardr IsInids.
by EARL PlOnT'li. Actinr (i;overiinm nt Printer.-- By Authority.
1956.


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LEEWARD ISLANDS

ANTIGUA.



STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.

No. 19 of 1956


RULES MADE BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL UNDER AUTHORITY
OF SECTION 27 OF THE PRISON ORDINANCE, 1955 (No. 4
of 1955).

PART I.
PRELIMINARY.


1. Shcrt Title. These rules may be cited as the Prison
Rules, 1956.

2. Interpretation. In these Rules unless the context
otherwise requires-
appellant has the same meaning as in the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands Court of Appeal Rules,
1940 (S.R. & 0. 1940 No. 23) ;
juvenile prisoners means prisoners under sixteen years
of age ;
prison ", prisoner have respectively the same mean-
ings as are assigned to, them in the Ordinance ;
prison officer means an officer appointed by virtue of
subsections (1) and (2) of section 7 of the Ordinance ;
subordinate officer means any prison officer other than
the Superintendent and the Prison Medical Officer ;
Superintendent means the Superintendent of Prison;
the Ordinance means the Prison Ordinance. 1955 (No.
4 of 1955)
Visiting Committee means the Visiting Committee ap-
pointed under Rule 3 of these Rules.










PART II

VISITING COMMITTEE.

3. (1) A Visiting Committee shall be appointed by the
Governor and shall consist of not less than three and not more
than six Justices of the Peace of the Presidency. Such appoint-
ments shall be for a period not exceeding three years and may
be terminated at any time at the Governor's pleasure.

(2) The Chairman of the Visiting Committee shall be
appointed by the Governor and shall preside at all meetings
but in his absence the members of the Visiting Committee shall
elect one of themselves to be chairman of the meeting.
(3) The Governor shall appoint a Secretary to the
Visiting Committ-ee.
(4) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (1) of
rule 199 of these Rules, two members of the Visiting Committee
shall form a quorum and all questions arising for the decision
of the Visiting Committee shall be decided by a majority of
votes of the members present, and when the votes are equal,
the Chairman shall have a casting vote.
(5) A member of the Visiting Committee shall vacate
his office.
(a) if he resigns in writing addressed to the
Governor ; or
(b) if he fails, without reasonable excuse (the
sufficiency whereof shall be determined by
the Governor) to attend three consecutive
meetings of the Visiting Committee ; or
(c) if his appointment is determined by the
Governor.

(6) The Visiting Committee shall meet not less than
once a month during the first week of the month on a day
to be fixed 'at their discretion and more frequently as occasion
may require.
(7) Minutes of every meeting of the Visiting Com-
mittee shall be taken by the Secretary and shall be submitted
to the Governor as soon as possible after every meeting.
(8) At the monthly meetings or an adjournment
thereof, the Visiting Committee shall visit the whole Prison,
and shall hear and investigate any application or complaint
which any prisoner may desire to make to them and, if
necessary, report the same, with their opinion, to the Governor.
They shall specially inquire into the condition of those
prisoners who are undergoing solitary confinement.










(9) The Visiting Committee shall have free 'access to
all parts of the prison records and to all prisoners and may
see any such prisoners as they desire, either in their cells or
in a room out of sight and hearing of prison officers.

(10) The Visiting Committee shall co-operate with
the Superintendent in promoting the efficiency of the prison
and shall make enquiry into any matter specially referred to
them by the Governor and report their opinion thereon.

(11) The Visiting Committee shall assist the Super-
intendent with advice and suggestions as to the employment,
education and recreation of the prisoners.
(12) The Visiting Committee shall investigate at the
prison all charges brought against prisoners (for the due
punishment of which the Superintendent's power is inadequate)
and deal with them in the manner provided in the rules relating
to punishment.
(13) Twice each year the Visiting Committee shall
consider the character, conduct and prospects of each prisoner.
(14) The Visiting Committee shall report to the
Governor any matter which they consider it expedient to report.
(15) The Visiting Committee shall examine the
"Prison Punishment Book monthly and shall enquire into
any irregularity or excessive punishment therein and shall,
if necessary, communicate with the Governor on the subject.

PART III.

OTHER OFFICERS


THE SUPERINTENDENT

4. Residence, Employment, Etc. (1) The Superintendent
shall have the general control and management of a prison
and shall reside in such quarters at the prison as may be
assigned to him by the Governor. He shall not follow or be
concerned in any other occupation or trade, unless specially
authorized by the Governor. He shall not derive, directly or
indirectly any emolument or benefit, pecuniary or otherwise
from the Supplies furnished for the use of the prison, or from
the sale of any article produced in the prison. He shall not
let for hire any portion of his quarters or any part of the
prison buildings or grounds.
(2) The Superintendent shall be allowed medical at-
tendance and medicine for himself 'at the public expense.










5. Absence. The Superintendent shall not leave the
prison between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. without the permission
of the Governor except in cases of emergency which shall be
noted in his Journal.

6. Observance and Enforcement of Prison Laws. The
Superintendent shall strictly conform to the provision of these
Rules and of all the laws relating to the prison, and shall require
obedience to the same from all subordinate officers, and rigidly
enforce them on the prisoners. He shall be responsible for
every relaxation or infringement of such rules and laws.

7. Inspection of Prison. The Superintendent shall inspect
every part of the men's prison, and see every prisoner at least
once in every twenty-four hours, and shall in like manner inspect
the women's prison at least twice a week, and in default of such
inspections shall state in his journal how far he has omitted
them, and the cause thereof. He shall at least once in each
week go through th. men's prison at an uncertain hour of
the night, which visit, with the hour and state of the prison
at the time, he shall record in his journal. When visiting the
women's prison he shall be accompanied by the matron.

8. Inspection of Cells. The Superintendent shall at least
once in every twenty-four hours visit each cell at the prison in
which a prisoner is undergoing cellular confinement, and shall
see that every prisoner under punishment is visited, during the
day, at intervals of not more than three hours by the appointed
otlicer.

9. Medical Certificate Prior to Punishment. The Super-
intendent shall take care that no prisoner is subjected to any
corporal, cellular, or dietary punishment which the Prison
Medical Officer has not certified that he is capable of under-
going.

10. Prohibition of Unauthorised Person Sleeping in Prison.
The Superintendent shall not allow any person unconnected
with the prison to sleep therein, without the written permission
of the Governor.
11. Communication with Prisoners. The Superintendent
shall not permit any person, not being an officer cf the prison,
to have any communication with any prisoner, except as pro-
vided by these rules.

12. Precaution against Escape and Fires. The Superin-
tendent shall take every precaution to guard against the escape
of any prisoner, and shall cause a daily examination to be made
of all cells, bars, bolts and locks. In the event of an escape
being effected, he shall immediately report it to the Governor
and to the Police. He shall also adopt proper precautions
against tire.










13. Escape of Prisoners. The Superintendent shall en-
quire into the escape of any prisoner and the conduct of the
officers in charge at the time.

14. Inspection of Supplies. The Superintendent shall
satisfy himself that the food, clothing and other supplies
furnished by the contractors are wholesome and good, and are
in quality, description, and weight, in 'accordance with the re-
quisitions and contracts and shall reject all supplies which
are not satisfactory. All contractors' accounts for articles
supplied shall be certified by him and he shall frequently inspect
the diets of prisoners and see that they are of the proper
description, quantity and quality.

15. Prisoners' Cemplaints. The Superintendent shall at
all reasonable times be ready to hear the complaints of any
prisoner and, should he deem it necessary, shall report the
same to the Governor. All such complaints shall be entered
in his journal.

16. Mechanical Restraint of Prisoners. The Superinten-
dent shall in cases of urgent necessity, have pow.e to place a
prisoner under mechanical restraint, but no such prisoner ..hall
be kept under mechanical restraint for a longer period than
twenty-four hours, unless his conduct is such as to render it
absolutely necessary, when the restraint may be continued with
the sanction of the Governor.

17. Circumstances and Type of Mechanical Restraint.
Mechanical restraint shall only be resorted to in extreme cases,
not as a punishment, but in order to prevent acts of violence.
Nc mechanical restraint shall be used except of such patterns
as shall be approved by the Governor.
18. Publication in Prison of Abstract of Rules. The Super-
intendent shall cause an abstract of these Rules to be placed
in conspicuous parts of the prison, and shall cause to be read
to the prisoners once a month such of the rules as relate to
their conduct, discipline and treatment.

19 Notification of Illness of Officer or Prisoner. The
Superintendent shall report to the Prison Medical Officer, with-
out de'ay, the sudden illness of any officer or prisoner, and
shall acquaint him, on each of his visits, with the names of
'l pri'3':, wlN- co/ piain of ii'ne:s o ':ie unldergig ,c-Ut''
co;fine-enit. The Sup..rintendnci t shall report tc the Prison
Medical OCTicer any case of insanity or apparent insanity oc-
curring amongst the prisoners, or any case in which the life of
any prisoner seem,7 to him likely to be endangered by further
continuance in prison or by the discipline thereof.

20. Observance of Medical Officer's Orders. The Super-
intendent shall carry or cause to be carried into effect any
orders of the prison Medical Officer with reference to health










and cleanliness, and shall report to the Senior Medcial Officer
any such order which he is unable to carry into effect.

21. Notification of Clergyman. The Superintendent shall
give notice to a minister of the religious denomination to which
any prisoner belongs in any case where he is informed by the
Prison Medical Officer that the life of such prisoner appears
to be in danger.

22. Notification of Relatives and Friends. The Superin-
tendent shall notify, whenever practicable, the relatives or
friends of any officer or prisoner whom the Prison Medical
Officer reports to be seriously ill.

23. Prisoners Whose Health Endangered. On receipt of
any report from the Prison Medical Officer that the mind or
body of any prisoner is likely to be injured by the discipline
or by further detention in prison the Superintendent shall give
such directions as may be requisite, reporting in every such
case to the Governor.

24. Report ef Death of Prisoner. Upon the death of a
ptsoner, or an infant in the prison, the Superintendent shall
immediately report the same to the Governor, the Coroner of
th, District, and, when practicable, to the nearest relatives
of the deceased.

25. Employment of Prisoners. The Superintendent shall
take care that all convicted prisoners are regularly worked in
accordance with the rules for employment of prisoners, unles;
exempted by the Priscn MTedicai Officer, and he .shall, if pi'ac-
ticabie, provide suitable employment for all unconvicted
prisoners who may desire to work.

26. Restriction on Employment of Prisoner. The Super-
intendent may authorise any prisoner to be employed within
a prison in the service of the prison, but not in its discipline
ncY, except with the permission of the Governor, in his own
service, nor in the service of any prison officer.

27. Corporal Punishment and Executions. The Superin-
tendent shall attend all corporal punishment and shall enter
in his Journal any orders which the Prison Medical Officer
may have given on such occasion. He shall make all necessary
arrangements for the carrying out of all executions 'and shall
be present threat.

28. Prisoners' Letters. The Superintendent shall read
every letter addressed to, or written by, 'a prisoner, and in every
instance where he may deem it necessary to withhold any such
letter he shall record the fact in his Journal : Provided that
the Superintendent may delegate the duty of reading any such
letter to the Chief Officer.










29. Responsibility for Prison Stores. The Superintendent
shall be responsible for all stores, clothing, etc., and for all
deficiencies in the same. He shall direct the issue of the propel
supplies and take care that no article of any description is
issued until it is properly marked with the prison marks. He
Shall carefully study the requirements of the prison for the
purpose of promoting economy and preventing waste.

30. Condemnation of Articles. Between the first and
fifteenth days of January and the first and fifteenth days of
July in each year, the Superintendent shall prepare and forward
to the Governor a list of articles to be condemned as unfit for
further use and shall dispose of such articles as directed. He
shall take stock of all prison property on or before the 31st
March each year, and shall keep 'a certified inventory thereof.

31. Weekly Returns. The Superintendent shall forward
the following returns to the Governor every Monday morning :-
(a) A return showing the prisoners received
during the week, their names, offences and
sentences; likewise the prisoners released,
and by what authority.
(b) A return of the occupation 'and distribution
of the prisoners during the week.

32. Annual Report. The Superintendent shall annually
prepare and forward to the Governor a report upon the condi-
tion and working of the prison as required by the circular
despatch of the Secretary cf State numbered 12758/47 and
dated 23rd June, 1947.

33. Notification of Religious Denomination of Prisoner.
The Superintendent shall once a month forward to the minis-
ters of religious denominations lists of the prisoners belonging
to their respective persuasions.
34. Conduct of Officers. The Superintendent shall ex-
ercise his authority with firmness, temper, and humanity, and
abstain from all irritating language. He shall not strike a
prisoner, unless compelled to do so in self-defence. He shall
enforce similar conduct on the part of the subordinate officers.
35. Reports on Long Sentence Prisoners. The Superin-
tendent shall bring to the notice of the Governor all long
sentence convicts (both men and women) at the end of the
fourth year of imprisonment and every fourth year thereafter,
describing the prisoner's mental and bodily condition with par-
ticular reference to the effect of his imprisonment upon his
health, his demeanour and his attitude towards the offence
and towards crime generally and upon his conduct and industry
and on any other points which might be of assistance to the
Governor in considering his case.










36. Records. The Superintendent shall be responsible for
the following 'and such other books and records, as may from
time to time be required at a prison being kept properly and
up to date :-

(a) a Prison Register;
(b) a Journal of all occurrences of importance in
the prison ;
(c) a Prisoners' Punishment Book;
(d) a book recording interviews with prisoners by
the Superintendent;
(e) an Inventory Book of all 'articles belonging to
the prison;

(f) an Order Book for the entry of any standing
orders relative to the discipline of the prison;
(g) a record of officers' services, defaults, etc.;
(h) a Provision Ledger;
(i) an Official Visitors' Book ;
(j) a General Visitors' Book;
(k) a Diet Book, showing daily number of
prisoners on each class of diet;

(1) a record of previous convictions;

(m) a Cash Book for all receipts and payments ;
(n) a Monthly Pay and Stoppage Book;

(o) a Diary of daily occurrences;

(p) a Prisoners' Property Book;

(q) a Stores Book in which shall be recorded all
articles of clothing and all other article:
supplied for the use of the prison or prisoners,
recording distribution and use of the same;
and

(r) a Gatekeeper's Occurrence Book to be kept at
the Gate Lodge for recording the hour and
minute of 'entries and departures of all in-
dividuals to or from the prison, and also foi
recording the receipt of all prison stores.

37. Visits of Inspection. The Superintendent shall ac-
company the Governor and the Visiting Committee on their
inspection of the prison.










38. Notice of Approaching Release of Prisoner. The Super-
intendent shall give notice to the Superintendent of Police of
the approaching release of any prisoner under conviction who
has been in prison six months and upwards. No prisoner shall
be released before the termination of his sentence without com-
petent authority being transmitted to the Superintendent.
39. Release of Prisoners Unprovided with Clothing. The
Superintendent shall, upon the release of any prisoner un-
provided with clothing, ascertain whether his relatives or
friends can furnish him with clothing and, if not, he shall
supply him with clothing of value not exceeding ten dollars
at the public expense.
40. Prisoners Eligible for Licences. The Superintendent
shall transmit to the Governor the names 'and descriptions of
such prisoners as are eligible for discharge under the rules
S-reinafter provided for remission of sentences, and also of
every prisoner under a life sentence who has served fifteen
years of his sentence, or naving served ten years, has attained
or is believed to have attained the age of sixty.
41. Prisoners Liable to Pay for Wilful Damage to Prison
Property. The Superintendent may order the money or other
property of an;y prisoner to be applied towards the repair of
any iniurv wilfully done by such prisoner to the prison property,
or any other property in the prison.

42. Care of Prison Walls. The Superintendent shall see
that no trees are allowed to grow 'against the outer walls of
the prison and that no rubbish or other article is laid against
them.
43. Limewashing of Buildings. The Superintendent shall
have the prison walls and buildings limewashed once in six
months, or more often if necessary.
44. Inspection of Prisoners' Work. The Superintendent
shall frequently inspect the work performed by prisoners both
inside the prison walls and outside, so as to satisfy himself
that every prisoner at work is working diligently and shall also
cause the Chief Officer to do the same. Such inspection of
outride work shall be recorded in a book kept for that purpose
in the prison.
45. DLuty in Case of Disturbance. In the event of any dis-
turbance or insubordination among the prisoners which the
Superintendent and the officers of the prison are unable to
subdue, the Superintendent shall make immediate demand on the
Police for assistance and shall also report the matter to the
Governor.
46. Issue of Firearms to Staff. The Superintendent may
equip any member of the staff while on duty or while having
charge of any prisoner with such firearms as may be approved










by the Governor in Council, if in his opinion such a course is
necessary or expedient for the preservation of order -or discipline
or for the protection of any person or to prevent the 'escape of
any prisoner: Provided always that the previous sanction of the
Governor shall be obtained, except in cases of emergency, when
tie same shall be reported as soon as possible to the Governor.

47. Disposal of Fines and Costs Collected. The Superin-
tendent shall forthwith forward to the proper authority all fines
and costs received by him from prisoners committed in default
of payment.

48. Prison Visitors. The Superintendent may, with the
assistance of the Visiting Committee, obtain a sufficient number of
suitable prison visitors of both sexes for the purpose of instructing
prisoners. All voluntary workers in a prison shall be requested
by the Superintendent to observe the usual rules and regulations
which are binding upon prison officers and they shall conduct their
work under the general guidance of the Superintendent.

THE PRISON MEDICAL OFFICER.
49. Class of Labour to be Performed by Prisoner. The
Prison Medical Officer shall certify the class of labour for which
every prisoner is fit on admission, and from time to time there-
after, if necessary on medical grounds, and no prisoner shall be
employed at any labour for which he is not certified as being fit.
He shall also assist, when necessary, in assigning the task of
labour according to the physical capacity of a prisoner.

50. Si,-k Prisoners and Officers. The Prison Medical Officer
shall attend to and prescribe for all sick prisoners. He shall
attend both within the prison and at their residences without the
prison, all officers of the prison. He shall examine all prisoners
on admission and record in the Medical Minute Book the cases of
any who are found to be in an unfit state to be sent to prison,
he shall also certify tha' a prisoner, previous to his being trans-
ferred to any other legalised place of confinement, is in a fit state
of health to be removed.
51. Health of Prisoner endangered by further Imprisonment
Whenever the Prison Medical Officer has reasons to believe that
the mind or body of a prisoner is or is likely to be injuriously
affected by the discipline or treatment of the prison he shall record
the case in the Medical Minute Book for the information of the
Superintendent and shall give such directions as he may think
proper. He shall also report to the Superintendent whenever he
shall be of the opinion that the life of any prisoner is endangered
by his continuance in prison, with the grounds of his opinion.

52. Visits. The Prison Medical Officer shall be in attendance
at the prison not less than one day in every week before nine
o'clock in the morning and shall arrange his several visits and









duties so as not to disturb the routine or discipline of the prison.
He shall enter in the Medical Journal the name of each prisoner,
together with such directions for his treatment, diet, clothing,
exercise, etc., and such other observations as he shall see fit; the
Journal shall be signed by him and handed over daily to the Super-
intendent for his information and guidance.

53. Illness of Officers. The Prison Medical Officer shall
keep a Medical Journal of all officers who may apply to him for
advice, and shall, on receiving information from the Superin-
tendent that any subordinate officer has absented himself on the
plea of illness, visit such officer and shall record in the said Journal
whether such officer is fit or unfit for duty, and if unfit, the period
of time for which he is excused. The Journal when signed by
him shall be handed over to the Superintendent for his information
and guidance.

54. Books to be Kept by Medical Officer. (1) The Prison
Medical Officer shall keep at the prison the following books :

(a) a Prisoners' Medical Journal

(b) an Officers' Medical Journal ;

(c) a Medical Minute Book; and

(d) a Hospital Case Book.

(2) The form of these books shall be settled by him
from time to time with the approval of the Superintendent, sub-
ject always to revision by the Governor in Council.

55. Inspection of Prison. The Prison Medical Officer shall
once a month inspect every part of the prison and record in the
Medical Minute Book the result of his inspection, together with
any observations he may think fit to make on the cleanliness,
drainage, or ventilation, the quality of the provisions, the suffi-
ciency of the clothing or bedding, the quantity or quality of the
water, or anything which may in his opinion affect the health of
the prisoners. He shall also frequently inspect the prisoners' diet
and satisfy himself that it is of proper quantity, quality and des-
cription, and shall keep a record of any irregularity in the Medical
Minute Book.

56. Inspection of Prisoners at Labour. The Prison Medical
Officer shall occasionally inspect the prisoners at labour in order
to observe the effect it has upon them.

57. Prisoners in Cellular Confinement. The Prison Medical
Officer shall daily visit every prisoner under punishment in cellu-
lar confinement and record the visit in his Journal.










58. Corporal Punishment and Executions. The Prison
IMedical Oficer shall attend all corporal punishment and his
instructions for preventing injury to health shall be carried out.
IHe shall also be present at any execution.
59. Report of Dangerous Illness. The Prison Medical Offi-
cer shall give notice to the Superintendent when any case of
illness appears to him to assume a dangerous aspect.

60. Operations. The Prison Medical Officer may, subject
to the approval of the Superintendent in cases of danger or difi-
culty which appear to him to require it, call in additional medical
assistance. No serious operation shall be performed without a
previous consultation with another medical practitioner, except
under circumstances not admitting of delay; such circum-
stances to be recorded in his Journal. If he recommends the
removal of a prisoner to hospital in any case under this Rule,
under Rules 50, 51 or 59 of these Rules or under subsection (2)
(b) of Section 13 of the Prison Ordinance, 1955, he shall, in addi-
tion to his other records, submit to the Governor, through the
Superintendent, a medical certificate in the form in Schedule A
to these Rules.

61. Death of Prisonier. The Prison Medical Officer shall on
the death of any prisoner enter in his Journal the following par-
ticulars, viz:-At what time the deceased was taken ill; when
the circumstances were first communicated to him: the nature of
the disease, and when it assumed a dangerous aspect; whether
there were any special circumstances connected with the case:
when the prisoner died; when the Coroner sat; the verdict; and
any comments made by the Coroner.

62. Appointment of Substitutc. In the event of the Prison
Medical Officer being prevented from attending to his duties
through illness or any other unavoidable cause, he may depute a
qualified medical practitioner to act as his substitute for twenty-
four hours. Any longer period shall require the approval of the
Governor.

63. Annual Report. The Prison Medical Officer shall
furnish on or before the 31st January in each year, a report
specifying, with reference to the past year, the health of the pris-
oners on admission, and the general state of health that has been
maintained; the diseases which have been most prevalent and
whether any connection can be traced between them and the
locality; the state of the buildings, the diet, the employment, or
other circumstances; the number of deaths; the number of pris-
oners admitted to the hospital; the number of cases of slight
indisposition treated in the cells; the proportions of sick to the
whole number of prisoners examined during the year, and any
other circumstances with respect to the health of the prisoners
that he may consider proper to bring to the notice of the
authorities.










64. Discharge of Sick Prisoners. No sick prisoner shall at
the expiration of his sentence be released from prison, unless in
the opinion of the Prison Medical Officer he can be released wi'h
safety to health, or such prisoner refuses to stay.
65. Capital Offences. (1) A prisoner charged with a
capital offence shall be kept under special observation, if practi-
cable in the prison inlirmarv, at all times and the Prison Medical
O(licer shall keep a written record of the physical and mental
condition of the prisoner in which entries shall be made from time
to time daily if necessary. If deemed advisable, application may
be made to the Attorney General for a copy of the records of the
case, in order to assist the Prison Medical Officer in forming an
opinion as to the mental condition of the prisoner, but he should
bear in mind that records are furnished only that he may be in
possession of important and true particulars of the prisoner's
recent history, in so far as it has a bearing upon his mental state
while under observation in prison. A report shall be submitted
to the Attorney General on the mental condition of the prisoner
a few days before the date of the trial, stating whether or not any
indication of insanity has been exhibited and whether or not the
prisoner is fit to plead.
(2) This report should not express any opinion as to
the prisoner's degree of responsibility at the time the offence was
committed, this being a matter for the finding of the jury on the
evidence submitted, but, if from symptoms exhibited while under
observation in the prison it is clear that definite insanity exists
and h-'s done so from time previous to the offence, or if the Pr'son
-TMedical Officer is of the opinion that there is a distinct history of
periodical attacks of insanity, followed by intervals of mental
clearn'ess, and that the prisoner has been enjoying a lucid interval
while under observation in the prison, his report would embody
this opinion.
SUBORDINATE OFFICERS (Generally)
66. Training and Exam"inartfn?. Subordinate officers shall
1e provided with copies of the Prison Rules and shall be required
to rmak? themselves familiar therewith and to undergo such train-
ig' in tih duties of a prison officer as may be prescribed and to
pass, from time to time. examinations on such rules and training? .
FPaiiul to pass such examinations may result in the termination
of a pr'at;oner's engagement. Promotion of officers will depend
larcehl on the passing of these examinations.
67. Maintenance of Order and Discipline. Subordinate offi-
cers shall strictly conform to and obey all rules and orders of the
Superintendent and assist to their utmost in maintaining order
and discipline. To this end punishment for prison offences may
sometimes be resorted to upon their report, but good temper and
good example on their part will have great influence on prisoners
in preventing the frequent recurrence of offences and the necessity
for such punishments.









68. Conduct Towards Prisoners. No officer shall allow any
familiarity between a prisoner and himself, nor shall he discuss
,'s duties, any matters of discipline or prison arrangement, within
the hearing of a prisoner. No officer shall by word, gesture, or
demeanour, do anything which may tend to irritate any prisoner.

69. Attendance on Female Prisoners. Female prisoners
shall in all cases be attended by female officers.

70. Report of Prisoners' Complaints, etc. Subordinate offi
cers shall inform the Superintendent of any prisoner who desires
to see him or to make any complaint or prefer any request to him
or to any other superior authority. Any neglect in carrying out
this rule will be severely dealt with.

71. Visitors. Subordinate officers shall not be permitted to
receive any visitors in a prison without the special permission of
the Superintendent.

72. Report of Prisoner's Illness. Subordinate officers shall
not compel any pr'son-er to go to labour who complains of illness
but shill report all such cases to the Superintendent. They shall
direct the attention of the Superintendent to any prisoner who
may appear to them to be suffering from illness, although he may
not complain, or whose state of mind may appear to them deserv-
ing of special notice and care.

73. Responsibility for Stores, Tools, (tc. Subordinate officers
in charge of stores, iools or other Government articles, will be held
responsible for them, and will be liable to pay for any articles
committed to their charge which may be negligently lost or dam-
aged, or for any other damage which they may commit.

74. Duties on Relieving Each Othe-. (1) Subordinate offi-
cers shall when they relieve each other, point out to their
successors all matters of special importance, check over all tools
or other articles committed to their care and explain any directions
of the Supeiintendent affecting any particular prisoner or the
work to be performed.

(2) No subordinate officer shall, on any pretext what-
soever, leave prisoners entrusted to his care until he has received
an audible and proper acknowledgment for them from the officer
to whom he is handing over.

75. Prisoners in Cellular Confinement. Subordinate officers
shall pay particular attention to prisoners under punishment in
cellular confinement and see that they are provided with neces-
saries, that their slops are frequently removed, and that they are
visited at the regular times, and that they receive one hour's exer-
cise daily in the open air.










76. Correspondence, etc., with Prisoners' Friends. No
subordinate officer shall correspond or hold any intercourse with
the friends or relations of any prisoner, unless expressly author-
ised by the Superintendent; nor shall he make any unauthorised
communication concerning the prison or prisoners to any person
whatsoever. He shall also carefully abstain from forming
acquaintances with discharged prisoners.

77. Occupation of Officers. Subordinate officers shall not
be allowed to follow or be concerned in any other trade or busi-
ness nor, without special permission, to hold any office of a public
character unconnected with the prison.

78. Divine Service. Subordinate officers shall punctually
attend divine service with the prisoners, unless off duty, on other
duty, or excused by the Superintendent; their absence, with the
cause thereof, being entered in the Superintendent's Journal.

79. Absence of Officers. No subordinate officer shall be
absent during the regular hours of attendance without the per-
mission of the Superintendent. When absent for his meals, or
on other authorized occasions, he is to return to his duty at the
appointed time.

80. Prison Keys. A subordinate officer entrusted with
keys shall not on any pretext take them out of a prison, but shall,
when leaving the prison on any occasion, deliver his keys to such
officer as ihe Superintendent may depute for that purpose.

81. Attendance at Posts. Subordinate officers shall at all
times confine themselves to their respective posts, unless specially
ordered to go to any other part of the establishment in the per-
formance of other duties.

82. Report of Misconduct, etc. It shall be the duty of all
subordinate officers to make an immediate report to the Superin-
tendent of any misconduct or wilful breach of the Prison Rules.

83. Conversations, etc. (1) Conversations between sub-
ordinate officers on duty and between subordinate officers and
prisoners shall be limited to such remarks as may be necessary
for the proper performance of duty or work or maintenance of
order and discipline. Conversation between subordinate officers
on duty and civilians is prohibited.

(2) Conversations between prisoners at labour shall be
limited to such remarks as the work requires. There shall be no
idle talking on general subjects. Out of working hours the mak-
ing of a remark or two need not be forbidden. When, however,
the remarks are continued and the officer sees gossipping
conversation is developing he should direct the prisoners to stop,
and if they fail to do so after one or more such orders, he should










report them. Reports should not be for "talking," but for "dis-
obedience of orders by "talking after being told to stop." If other,
are any special reasons for preventing all communication between
prisoners, the right plan is to keep them separated.

84. Dress and Appearance. Subordinate officers shall at all
times pay strict attention to cleanliness of persons and dress and
shall always appear. when on duty, properly shaved and dressed
in such uniforms as may be allowed them. All accoutrements,
badges, etc. shall be kept perfectly clean and bright at all times.

85. Wearing of Uniforms. Subordinate officers shall no'
wear uniforms except when on duty or going to or coming from
the prison for the purposes of duty.

86. Combination Amongst Subordinate Officers. It is the
du'y of all subordinate officers to report to the Superintendent
any proceedings that may come to their knowledge having the
character of a combination amongst the subordinate officers with
regard to their duties or positions in the prison; and any com-
plaint of one officer against another shall be made within twenty-
four hours of the occurrence complained of.

87. Restriction or Striking Prisoners. No subordinate offi-
cer shall strike a prisoner unless compelled to do so in self-defence
or when ordered to inflict corporal punishment. When in charge
of a gang beyond the prison walls, he may place a prisoner in
handcuffs in case of gross misconduct, or for the purpose of
security, reporting the occurrence to the Superintendent on his
return to the prison.

88. Observation of Prisoners Character. etc. Subordinate
officers shall carefully observe the character and habits of the
prisoners under their charge and shall afford unreserved informa-
tion on such subject, it being of the utmost importance that the
Superintendent shall be fully informed on these points.

89. Prisoners' Labour. Subordinate officers in charge of
gangs shall ascertain carefully the amount of work done by pris-
oners under their care and report the result to the Superinten-
dent faithfully and accurately on the diligence of prisoners at
work. Any unfairness or partiality in this respect' will be dealt
with as a serious offence.

90. Counting, etc., of Prisoners. Subordinate officers shall
count the prisoners under their charge at 2.00 p.m. every day as
well as at locking up and at unlocking time and shall report the
state of their respective divisions and the number present. They
shall examine daily the state of the cells, bedding, locks, bolts,
etc., and shall seize all prohibited articles and deliver them to
the Superintendent.











91. Duty of Subordinate Officers in Charge of Gangs at
Outside Labour. A subordinate officer proceeding with prisoners
to work beyond the prison walls shall be furnished with a book
with the name of each prisoner entered therein. He shall, be-
fore leaving, check the name of each prisoner with the Superin-
tendent or other appointed officer, after which he shall be held
responsible for the safe custody and proper conduct of such pris-
oners. Especially shall he see that they do not straggle, or hold
communication with any unauthorised person. Upon his return
to the prison he shall check the name of each prisoner as before
with the appointed officer and give up his book to be signed.

92. Searching of Prisoners on Return to Prison. An offi-
cer shall thoroughly search every prisoner on his return to the
prison, for the purpose of ascertaining whether he has any pro-
hibited articles secreted on his person. All tools and other
implements a'r to be checked at the commencement and comple-
tion of work and handed over to the officer deputed for that
purpose.

93. Standard of Connduct Required of Subordinate Officers.
All subordinate officers placed in authority over prisoners shall
be persons oi! good moral principles. Any disreputable conduct
wi'l render al officer liable to dismissal. Intoxication will be
liable to be visited with dismissal and it will not be taken into
consirild.ati.n at what place it occurred or whether it be a greater
or 1-ss degree of intoxication, nor will it be regarded as any
excuse that the person offending may claim to have been at the
time capable of performing his duties; it being absolutely neces-
sary that all reasons connected with the prison shall be perfectly
sobr at all ti;s. Subject to the provisions of rule 114 swear-
ing, i irsi.', the use of im-:proper language, incurring debts which
t:I i.: unable to pay, frequenting public houses, keeping bad com-
pany ;vnd gambling will be considered sufficient grounds for the
di. '.ni inuance of an ollicer's services.
i4. Pecuniary Dealings, etc., with Prisoners i'ovriddtni
No subordinate otlicer, or any person in trust for him or em-
p1loyed by him, shall sell or have any benefit or advantage from
tne sale of any article to any prisoner, nor shall he have pecun.-
ary iTealings whatever with any prisoner or employ any prisoner
on his private account or in any official capacity in the discipline
of the prison.

Interest in Priscn Contr:-,l F- bi.ej;. No subordi-
nate officer shall directly or indirectly have any interest in any
contract or agreement for the supply of the prison; nor shall he
receive, directly or indirectly, under any pretence whatever, any
fee or present for many contract or person tendering any con-
tract with the establishment, but he may, if the terms of the
contract permit it, purchase provisions for the use of himself and
family at the contract rates.










96. Receipt of Fees Prohibited. No subordinate officer
shall at any time receive money, fees or gratuity of any kind for
the admission of any visitors to the prison or to prisoners, or
from or on behalf of any prisoner, on any pretext whatever.

97. Using or Bringing in Prohibited Articles. No subordi-
nate officer shall introduce into, keep or use in the prison tobacco
or liquor of any kind or any newspaper, book or other publication,
except under such restrictions as may from time to time be laid
down by the Superintendent. Officers in charge of gangs em-
ployed outside the prison walls shall on no account use tobacco
or spirituous liquors whilst in charge of such gangs.

98. Punishment for Dealings with Prohibited Articles.
Every subordinate officer or servant of the establishment who
shbll (except for 1.,. I'.I purposes and with the authority of the
Suiperintendeit) brii in or carry out, or endeavour to bring in
',r carr. out. (-r Inowiingly allow to be brought in or carried out
of the prison, or (conve oc attempt to convey, or knowingly alow
to lie co:nviyed to or for any prisoner within or without the prison
wails, any mionCy, clothing, provisions, tobacco, letters, papers,
other articles whatsoever not allowed by the Rules of the prison,
shall be suspendedC from his duties and placed under arrest by the
Superintcnendt who shall forthwith report the offence to the Gov-
"inc,. ucli conduct shall be liable to be punished under 'he
inclisions of the law relating to prisons.

99. introduction of Prohibited Articles by O'tside Persons.
'll su'odi:te offii,:cevs :hail be watchful to detect and prevent
any paerons secreting prohibited articles for the prisoners when
(iem;oy\ed outside t'e walls or within a prison and shall immedi-
ately report any such occurrence. They shall especially guard
against the clothes of workmen or others being left lying about
i. places accessible to the prisoners and shall report at the earliest
opportunity any circumstance of this kind or the loitering of im-
pronler or su-picious persons about the prison or in the vicinity of
pri:;oners working outside.

100. Search of Officers or Servants. Every subordinate
officer or servant of !the prison shall submit himself to. be
searched in the prison if called upon to do so by the Superin-
tendent.

101. Removal of Articles Facilitating Escape. Special care
shall be taken that no ladder, ropes, implements or materials
of any kind likely to facilitate escape are left lying about the
yard or elsewhere. All such articles when not in usK shall be
kept in their appointed places. Every subordinate officer shall
immediately report any instance of such articles being left about
in contravention to this rule.
102. Officers not to Serve as Jurors. No officer of the prison
shall be a juror on any inquest.










103. Entering Cell at Night. No subordinate officer shall
on any account enter the c-ell of 'any prisoner at night unless
accompanied by another officer, and then only in cases of ill-
ness or other emergency.

104. Hours of Return to Quarters at Night. Except by
special permission of the Superintendent, all subordinate officers
residing in the prison and off duty shall be in their quarters
punctually at 10:00 p.m. They will not be admitted to the
prison after that time until next morning at 5:30.

105. Complaints and Requests. A subordinate officer hav-
ing any complaint or request to make connected with his duty
or situation shall state the same respectfully in writing through
the Chief Officer for the decision of the Superintendent or
other superior authority. The Superintendent shall put for-
ward to the Governor all such complaints or requests with such
explanations or remarks as may be requisite in each case.

106. Wrangling among Officers Forbidden. All wrangling
or disputes between subordinate officers on private matters
within a prison, or elsewhere when on duty is strictly prohibited.

107. Subordinate Officers to be Ex Officio Constables. A
subordinate officer, while acting as such, by virtue of his ap-
pointment, and without being sworn m before any Justice, shall
be deemed to be a constable and to have all such powers, au-
thorities, protection, and privileges, for the purpose of the
execution of his duty as a prison officer, as any constable duly
appointed has by common law, statute or custom.

108. Duty when Superintending Interviews. Subordinate
officers shall, when superintending interviews between prisoners
and their friends, repress and prevent as far as may be in their
power all improper communication.

109. Medical Attendance. Subordinate officers shall be
entitled to medical attendance and medicine at the public ex-
pense.

110. Officers' Reward Fund: .Administration. (1) Fines
imposed on officers and deducted from their pay shall be placed
on deposit by the Superintendent in the Treasury to a separate
account to be called the Prison Officers' Reward Fund Ac-
count, which will be administered and distributed for the
reward of deserving officers in such manner as may from time
to time be directed by the Governor ; but no officer shall have
any claim on such fund as a matter of right.

Distribution. (2) Grants from the Officers' Reward Fund
may be made by the Governor to, any prison officer m the
following cases and under the following circumstances, that
is to say :











(a) long continued illness of an officer involving
loss or suspension of p'Ay;

(b) loss of wife when the officer is put to the
expense ot arranging for someone to take care
of his children;

(c) illness of an officer's family, or those dependent
on him, or any similar case of unusual expense
caused by illness;

(d) discharge with or without pension on grounds
of ill-health if there 'are any circumstances by
which unusual expenses have to be borne by
the officer ;

(e) to the widow or children of an officer who has
died in the service or, after being retired on
the ground of ill-health, dies within six
months of the date of his retirement leaving
a widow or children;

(f) any unexpended balance of the fund may be
applied to assist in the education of any
children of an officer who died in the service,
or to establishing and maintaining officers'
reading rooms, or to some similar purpose by
which the general body of officers may be
benefited ;

(g) to any officer who has been excepticLally
capable and diligent ; and who has not com-
mitted any serious breach of discipline for a
number of years. This grant may be awarded
in addition to his pension and gratuity from
the fund as recognition for such good service;
and

(h) loans may be made to subordinate officers by
the Governor, on the recommendation of the
Superintendent. Such loans shall not exceed
one and a half times the monthly salary of
the borrower. These loans shall be free of
interest and shall be repaid by monthly in-
stalments of not less than five dollars, to be
deducted from the salary of the borrower by
the Superintendent.

111. Hours of Work. The minimum hours of work for
subordinate officers shall be forty-four hours in every week. The
hours of commencing and ceasing to work will be decided by
the Superintendent.










112. Good Conduct Badges and Pay. Every subordinate
officer shall for continuous good service after the first day of
January, 1956, be entitled to good conduct badges and pay
thereafter at the following rates :-

(a) service for two years during which he has not
been punished except for a trivial offence, "
one badge and two cents per day;

(b) service for five years under the same condi-
tions two badges 'and four cents per day ;

(c) service for eight years under the same condi-
tions three badges and six cents per day ;

(d) service for twelve Sears under the same condi-
tions four badges and nine cents per day ; and

(e) service for fifteen years under the same condi-
tions five badges and twelve cents per day :

Provided always that a subordinate officer who has earned
good conduct pay on subsequently becoming entitled to a higher
rate of such pay shall not be entitled thereafter to both rates
but cnly to the hi?,'her rate of pay, and provided also that such
good conduct pay and l'adges may be forfeited by order of the
Visiting Committee for any period for misconduct or indifference
in discharge of duty.

113. Technical Allcwance. Every subordinate officer to
whom special duties are assigned shall receive from the first
cda on which the officer: was appointed to such duties and un-
til the day on which he ceases to be so employed, an allowance
at the rate of twenty-four cents a day.

114. Offences by Subordinate Officers. (1) If a subordi-
nate officer is guilty of any of the following offences, namely :

(1) coming late on duty;

(ii) leaving a cell or principal door or gate unlocked ;

(iii) entering a prisoner's cell at night contrary to
orders;

(iv) allowing any unauthorised person to communi-
cate with a prisoner;

S(v) leaving keys in a door lying about;

(vi) cursing, swearing, or using indecent or immoral
language;










(vii) neglecting to guard, supervise, or attend
prisoners under his charge;
(viii) speaking of the prison arrangements in the
hearing of a prisoner or of any person not con-
nected with the prison;
(ix) carelessly searching, or neglecting when
necessary or directed, to search a prisoner or
a visitor ;
(x) neglecting to have the lamps lighted at the
proper times and places;
(xi) neglecting to examine the cells and fastenings
of the cells under his charge, and to examine and
search the wards, cells, bedding, and clothing;
(xii) allowing tools, materials, or other articles to be
'~rg about out of their appointed places;

(xili) allowing dirt to accumulate in the wards, cells,
passages, or other places under his charge;
(xiv) omitting to report any misconduct, breach of
rules, or omission of duty in himself, another
subordinate officer, or a prisoner, or any injury
done to the prison furniture, or to the walls,
windows, partitions, or any part of the prison;

(xv) inattention when in charge of prisoners;
(xvi) allowing unauthorised persons to remain in the
vicinity of prisoners;

(xvii) appearing on duty out of uniform, or improperly
or slovenly dressed or dirty;

(xviii) quitting his post without authority, and before
being properly relieved;

(xix) wrangling, talking of his own private affairs in
the hearing of prisoners or making unnecessary
noise, either within the prison or when on duty
outside ;

(xx) in'any way obstructing the duties of the prison;

(xxi) omitting, when sick and unable to attend the
prison, to send notice to the Superintendent and
the Prison Medical Officer;

(xxii) neglecting to count the prisoners at the time
prescribed by these Rules, or by the Superinten-
dent ;











(xxiii) allowing prisoners to stray from their work,
neglecting to. keep them in view, or enforce
silence among them:

(xxiv) smoking or reading whilst on duty;

(xxv) drunkenness, disobedience of, or negligence in
carrying out, the Prison Rules, or any orders or
directions given by 'any proper authority.

(xxvi) when on duty as Gate Keeper:-
(a) neglecting to keep the gates locked except
when absolutely necessary to admit au-
thorised persons and things ;
(b) allowing a prisoner to leave the prison with-
out being attended by a prison officer ;
(c) 'allowing unauthorised persons or improper
things to go, in or out of the prison;
(d) allowing any person to loiter about the
gate;

(xxvii) omitting to peg the tell-tale clock or clocks;

(xxviii) disobedience of, or negligence with respect to,
these Rules and Regulations or 'any lawful
order given by any person in authority con-
nected with the prison; and

(xxix) conduct to the prejudice of good order or prison
discipline :
the Superintendent may, unless he considers the offence to be
of a serious nature, impose a fine not exceeding five dollars
for each such offence. If the Superintendent considers the
offence to be of a serious nature he shall report the matter
to the Chairman of the Visiting Committee, who may summon a
meeting of the Visiting Committee and cause an inquiry upon
o'ath to be made before him and if after such inquiry the Visit-
ing Committee are satisfied that the offence with which the
officer ha,s been charged be proved to their satisfaction, they
may award 'any of the following punishment -

(i) reduction in rank or grade;

(ii) suspension, stoppage or deferment of increment;

(iii) forfeiture of good conduct pay or of any benefit
arising from service;

(iv) forfeiture of not more than half a month's
salary;










(v) admonition;

(vi) reprimand;

(vii) severe reprimand ; and

(viii) recommendation for dismissal.

(2) Any subordinate officer against whom any such
fine is imposed or any such punishment award-d may, within
seven days of his conviction, appeal in writing to the Governor,
and the Governor may allow the appeal, reduce or confirm the
fine or punishment or make such other order as he may deem
fit.

(3) Where 'an offence against a subordinate officer
is to be tried by the Visiting Committee, the Superintendent
may suspend such subordinate officer from his duties pending
the decision of the Visiting Committee or the Governor, as the
case may be, and while his suspension continues such subordi-
nate officer shall be allowed to receive such portion of his salary,
not being less than one half, as the Governor shall think fit.

(4) Where a subordinate officer has been guilty of
and fined for 'any offence under subregulation (1) of this re-
gulation, the name of the offender, the date and description
of the offence, the amount of the fine and the authority by
whom he was punished shall be entered in the subordinate
officers' Punishment Book.

THE CHIEF OFFICER

115. Duties. The general duty of the Chief Officer shall
be to assist the Superintendent, in such manner as may from
time to time be directed, in the general superintendence of the
officers and prisoners, and in the details of his duties. Such
duties shall include the proper keeping of all books and records
which the Superintendent may, from time to time, require him
to keep.

116. Conduct of Subordinate Officers and Prisoners. The
Chief Officer shall restrain by his authority 'any tendency to
oppression or undue harshness on the part of the subordinate
officers and likewise any rudeness and insubordination on
the part of prisoners.

117. Observance of Rules. The Chief Officer shall refrain
from undue famili'aritv with the ,subordinate officers and shall
diligently observe their behaviour as well as that of the
prisoners. He shall see that they strictly adhere to the Rules
and shall report to the Superintendent any neglect or miscon-
duct that comes to his notice.











118. Absence of Subordinate Officers. The Chief Officer
shall see that the absence of subordinate officers for their meals,
or on other authorized occasions, takes place at the proper'
hours and that they return to their duties at the appointed
time.
119. Inspection of Prison. The Chief Officer shall frequent-
ly inspect every part of 'a prison, especially the cells and bedding,
and shall report to the Superintendent any irregularity he may
observe.

120. Rcpcrt on Welfare of Prisoners. The Chief Officer
shall lose no time in communicating to the Superintendent any
circumstance which may come to his knowledge affecting the
safety, health or comfort of the prisoners.

121. General Superintendence of Prisoners. The Chief
Officer shall generally superintend the arrangements for the
regular messing of the prisoners and distribution of their meals,
and shall take care that their clothing is in good repair and
their hair kept properly cut ; that washing, bathing, and shav-
ing are attended to according to the Rules and that the pre-
scribed hours for exercise are duly observed

122. Searching of Prisoners on Admission. The Chief
OThcer shall see that all male prisoners on admission are strictly
andt minutely searched, but with 'all regard to decency, handing
over any prohibited r.cicles and personal effects to the Super-
intendent. He shall also he responsible for the bathing, shav-
ing and h'air-cutting of such prisoners, and shall see that they
are properly clothed with the prison dress, except when ether-
wise directed by the Rules.
123 Permission to Leave Prison. The Chief Officer shall
nct leave the prison on any account whatever without the au-
thority of the Superintendent.

124. Absence of Superinttndenl. The Chief Officer shll!
take charge of the Prison during the illness cr temporary absence
of the Superintendent and exercise all his powers and perf-).in
his duties subject to the discretion of the Governor with whnm
he shalti communicate in every emergency ; he shall on no oc-
casion, during the absence of the Superintendent, leave the
pri o with'.cut athe purmi.ss-on of 0t1 e Gio'""lC nor.

125. Custody of Keys. (1) Except as specified in pai agraph
(2) of this rule, the Chief Officer shall every evening before
leaving the Prison deliver all the keys to the senior prison officer
on night duty and such prison officer shall see that the keys
are securely disposed of for the night in accordance with the
orders of the Superintendent. The senior prison officer on night
duty shall make such inspections o: the prison during the night
as the Superintendent may direct.










(2) The Chief Officer shall on no account deliver up
to another officer the keys of the storerooms under his charge,
without special directions from the Superintendent.

126. Execution of Orders, etc. (1) The Chief Officer shall
specially attend to the carrying into effect of any orders 'as to
the punishment of prisoners and pay particular attention to
prisoners under punishment in cellular confinement, so as to
ensure that they are provided with necessaries and food, that
they are visited regularly and that they are made to, wash
dally.

(2) He shall attend especially to the carrying into
effect of any orders of the Superintendent as to the classification
of prisoners in order that the risk of contamination may be re-
duced to the minimum.
(3) He shall attend especially to the carrying into
elect of 'any orders of the Prison Medical Officer as to the treat-
ment of sick prisoners not confined in the infirmary.
(4) He shall inspect and check over, with the officers
in charge, all parties of prisoners working outside the prison,
before they leave and on their return to the prison.
(5) He ,shall visit daily every party of prisoners while
at work inside the prison and see that discipline and order are
maintained.
(6) He shall every evening inspect the officers for
night duty and see that they are in all respects fit for duty
and fully acquainted with their duties.

127. Superintendence of Interviews with Prisoners. The
Chief Officer shall generally superintend all interviews with
prisoners and repress and prevent, so far as lies in his power,
all improper communications.

128. Care and Employment of Prisoners. The Chief Oficer
shall take care that prisoners are duly supplied with all 'articles
allowed for their use and that they are regularly worked, and
shall report to the Superintendent every instance in which they
may be unemployed, with the cause therefore.
129. Responsibility for Stores, etc. The immediate charge
of all provisions, stores, clothing, materials and tools for labour
is vested in the Chief Officer, and he shall see that all articles
are properly marked with the prison marks.

130. Roll Call. The Chief Officer shall call the roll every
morning at 6:40, before the prisoners proceed to their appointed
tasks, and again at 4:45 p.m., and shall then see that every
prisoner is in his cell 'and shall report the same to the Super-
intendent.










131. Receipts of Stores. The Chief Officer shall carefully
weigh all provisions received into the prison and shall be held
responsible, under the Superintendent, for the correct receipt
and issue of the same, as well as of all othee prison stores.

132. Performance of Chief Officer's Duties in his Absence.
During the absence of the Chief Officer from a prison all his
duties shall be performed by the next officer in order of
seniority who shall strictly observe all the rules relating to the
Chief Officer.
THE MATRON.
133. Residence and Duties. The Matron shall reside in the
Women's Prison and shall be under the immediate direction
of the Superintendent. She shall be entrusted with the care,
safe custody and superintendence of the women prisoners, and
the keys of the Women's Prison shall be kept by her.

134. Enforcement of Rules. The Matron shall make her-
self fully 'acquainted with the Prison Rules and shall enforce
them so far as they apply to the women prisoners and any
officers under her.

135. Absence. The Matron shall not absent herself from
the prison at any time without leave from the Superintendent,
and during her absence shall give charge to such other woman
officer as the Superintendent may direct.
133. Night Inspections. The Matron shall make such visit
of inspection during the night as the Superintendent may direct.
137. Visits to Women's Prison. The Matron shall, unless un-
avoidably prevented, attend the Visiting Committee, the Super-
intendent and the Prison Medical Officer in their visits to the
Women's Prison and she shall 'especially take care that no male
officer or visitor or prisoner enters the Women's Prison unless
accompanied by herself or some other woman officer.

138. Superintendence of Meals. The Matron shall be
directly responsible in the Women's Prison for the distribution
of the prisoners' meals according to the prescribed scale of diet,
and shall report to the Superintendent whether the food is
properly cooked and of sufficient quantity.

139. Instruction of Prisoners in their Work. The Matron
shall give instruction to women prisoners in sewing, washing
and other approved labour, and shall be directly responsible
under the Superintendent for the enforcement of the proper
tasks.
140. Misconduct of Woman Prisoner. The Matron shall
report to the Superintendent any misconduct or breach of the
Rules by a woman prisoner and also touching anything in the
discipline 'and condition of the Women's Prison.




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