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Title: Leeward Islands gazette
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Place of Publication: Antigua
Publication Date: 1872-
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Dates or Sequential Designation: 1- , 1872-
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    Leeward Islands - Act, No. 11 of 1956: Governor's Emoluments (Amendment) Act, 1956
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    Antigua - Ordinance, No. 19 of 1956: Industrial Development (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956
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    Antigua - Ordinance, No. 20 of 1956: Sugar Export Cess (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956
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    Antigua - Ordinance, No. 21 of 1956: Antigua Constitution and Elections (Extension of Time) Ordinance, 1956
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    Montserrat - Ordinance, No. 13 of 1956: Lunacy and Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956
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    Antigua - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 25 of 1956: Proclamation dated June 18, 1956, bringing into operation the Education Ordinance, 1956 (No. 11 of 1956)
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    Antigua - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 26 of 1956: Proclamation dated June 19, 1956, appointing the month and year for the publication of Notce to persons entitled to vote at an Election in the Presidency
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    Montserrat - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 14 of 1956: Proclamation dated June 8, 1956, bringing into operation the Lunacy and Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956 (No. 13 of 1956)
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    Montserrat - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 16 of 1956: Proclamation dated 18th June, 1956, declaring Monday, the 2nd July, 1956, a Public Holiday in Montserrat to commemorate the Constitution of the Prsidency of Montserrat as a separate colony
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    Virgin Islands - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 18 of 1956: Proclamation dated June 7, 1956, bringing into operation the Leprosy Ordinance, 1956
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    Virgin Islands - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 23 of 1956L: Proclamation dated June 4, 1956, bringing into operation the Education Ordinance, 1956
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    Virgin Islands - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 24 of 1956: Proclamation dated 18th June, 1956, declaring Monday, the 2nd July, 1956, a Public Holiday in the Virgin Islands to commemorate the Constitution of the Presidency of the Virgin Islands as a separate colony
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THE LEEWARD ISLA


GAZETTE.


ubliihbe bp utb0oritg.


VOL. LXXXIV. THURSDAY, 21
VOL. LXXXIV. THURSDAY, 21ST


JUNE, 1956.


Notices.


It is hereby notified for general
information that, consequent upon
the defederation of the Leeward
Islands Colony with effect from the
1st July 1956, the title of the post of
Colonial Secretary, Leeward Islands,
will be changed to that of Chief
Secretary, Leeward Islands, with
effect from that date.

The Secretariat,
Antigua.
16th June, 1956.
Ref. No. C. 18/00015 -III


It is hereby notified for general
information that, with effect from the
1st July, 1956, upon which date the
Presidencies of Montserrat and the
British Virgin Islands will, like the
Presidencies of Antigna and St. Kitts-
1Nevis-Anguilla, become Colonies, the
title of the post of Commissioner in
the two first-mentioned Presidencies
will be changed to that of Adminis-
trator.
The Secretariat,
Antigua.
18th June, 1956.
Ref. No. 13/00331.



It is notified for general informa-
tion that the following Agricultural
Officers from the Leeward Islands
were awarded Pass Diplomas of the
Eastern Caribbean Farm Institute,
Trinidad, at the conclusion of the
second course of training held at the
Institute:-
Antigua.
Mr. R. A. Arrindell
Mr. C. E. Greenaway
Saint Chri.stopher Nevis & Anguilla.

Mr. L P. Evelyn
Mr. K. L. Martin
British Virgin Islands.

Mr. H. L. Vanterpool
The Secretariat,
Antigua,
18th June, 1956.
Ref. No. 1/00219.






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It is hereby notified for general in-
formation that Dr. M. O'Garra, Medi-
cal Officer District No. 4 resident at
Carty's Hill will be performing the
duties of Medical Officer District
No. 5(Swetes etc.) in conjunction with
her own during the absence of
Dr. M. A. Lambert on Study leave.
Medical Department,
14th Juia, 1956.

Antigua Constitution and
Elections Ordinance, 1951.

The Administrator of Antigua has,
under the provision of section 35 of
the Antigua Constitution and Elec-
tions Ordinance, 1951, been pleased to
appoint the Registrar, Supreme Court,
Antigua, as Supervisor of Elections.
Admiinist; ator's Office,
Antigua.
21st June, 1956.
Ref. No. A. 18/.0

Tender Board for Government
Supplies.
The Administrator has been pleased
to appoint the following to be mem-
bers of a Tender Board for Govern-
ment Supplies until further notice.
The Collector of Customs and
Supply Officer-Chairman
The Colonial Engineer, or his
representative
The Assistant Administrative Sec-
retary (P.W. & C)
The Assistant Administrative Sec-
retary (S.S.)
The Assistant Administrative Sec-
retary (T.&P.)
Administrator's Office,
Antigua.
15th June, 1956.
Ref. No. A. 41/12.

CONFIRMATION OF ORDINANCES.
No. 72.
The Secretary of State for the
Colonies has informed the Governor
that the power of disallowance will
not lb, exercised in respect of the
undermentioned Ordinances:-
Antagua.
No. 1 of 1956, The Trade Licences
and Tax (Amendment) Ordinance,
1956."
Virgin Islands.
No. 15 of 1955, "The Animals
(Diseases, Importation and Exporta-
tion) Ordinance, 1955."


No. 73.

The Governor's Deputy has been
pleased to assent to the unrder-
mentioned Ordinances:-
Anli i/ua.
No. 17 of 1956, The Constitution
and Elections (Amendment No. 2)
Ordinance, 1956." Jnne 13
No. 18 of 1956, The Central Board
of Health (Constitution and Tempo-
rary Powers) (Amendment) Ordi-
nance, 1956." June 13

No. 19 of 1956, "The Industrial
Development (Amendment) Ordi-
nance, 1956." June 13
No. 20 of 1956, "The Sugar Export
Cess (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956."
June 18
No. 21 of 1956, The Constitution
and Elections (Extension of Time)
Ordinance, 1956." June 19
No. 74.
Tlie following Act, Ordinances and
Statutory Rules and Orders are circu-
lated with this Gazette and form
part thereof:-
ACT.
Leeward Islands.

No. 11 of 1956, "The Governor's
Emoluments (Amendment) Ac t,
1956." 2 pp. Price 4 cts.

ORDINANCES.
Antigua.
No. 11 of 1956, "The Education
Ordinance, 1956. 16 pp.
(Price to be notified in a later issue)

No. 17 of 1956, "The Antigua
Constitution and Elections (Amend-
ment No. 2) Ordinance, 1956."
3 pp. Price 6 cts.
No. 18 of 1956, "The Central
Board of Health (Constitution and
Temporary Powers) (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1956." 2 pp. Price 4 cts.


No. .19 of
Development
nance, 1956."


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


No. 20 of 1956, The Sugar Export
Cess (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956."
3 pp. Price (; cts.
No. 21 of 1956, "The Antigua
Constitution and Elections (Extension
of Time) Ordinance, 1956."
2 pp. Price 4 cts.


No. 28.


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THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


Miontscrrnat.

No. 13 of 1956, The Lunacy and
Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956."
30 pp. Price 33 cts.

Virgin Islands.

No. 10 of 1956, "The Leprosy
Ordinance, 1956." 21 pp. Price 24 cts.

STATUTORY HULES & ORDERS.

General Government.

No. 25 of 1956, "Proclamation
dated June 20, 1956, bringing into
operation the Governor's Emoluments
(Amendment) Act, 1956 (No. 11/1956)
1 pp. Price 3 cents.

Antigua.

No. 25 of 1956, Proclamation
dated June 18, 1956, bringing into
operation the Education Ordinance,
1956 (No. 11 of 1956).
1 pp. Price 3 cts.
No. 26 of 1956, Proclamation
dated June 19, 1956, appointing the
month and year for the publication
of Notice to persons entitled to vote
at an Election in the Presidency."
2 pp. Price 4 cents.


Miontsfrrat.

No. 14 of 1956, "Proclamation
dated June 8, 1956, bringing into
operation the Lunacy and Mental
Treatment Ordinance, 1956 (No. 13 of
1956). 1 pp. Price 3 cts.

No. 16 of 1956, Proclamation
dated 18th June, 1956, declaring
Monday, the 2nd July, 1956, a Public
HoliPay in Montserrat to commem-
orate the constitution of the Presi-
dency of Montserrat as a separate
Colony. 2 pp. Price 4 cts.

No. 17 of 1956, The Prison Rules,
1956." 51 pp.
(Price to be notified in a later issue)

Virgin Islands.

No. 18 of 1956, Proclamation
dated June 7, 1956, bringing into
operation the Leprosy Ordinance,
1956." 1 pp. Price 3 cts.

No. 23 of 1956, Proclamation
dated June 4, 1956, bringing into
operation the Education Ordinance,
1955." 1 pp. Prioe 3 cts.

No. 24 of 1956, "Proclamation
dated 18th June, 1956, declaring
Monday, the 2nd July, 1956, a Public
Holiday in the Virgin Islands to
commemorate the constitution of the
Presidency of the Virgin Islands as a
separate colony. 2 pp. Price 4 cts.

No. 25 of 1956, The Prison Rules,
1956." 40 pp.
(Price to be notified in a later issue)


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


SAINT CHRISTOPHER CIRCUIT.
A.D. 1956.

NOTICE is hereby given that in
pursuance of Rules made by the
Chief Justice under Section 16 of the
Windward Islands and Leeward Is-
lands (Courts) Order-in-Council 1939,
and duly approved as therein pro-
vided on the 16th day of October,
A.D. 1941, The Honourable the
Puisne Judge selected for the sitting
of the Court in the Saint Christopher
Circuit has appointed the day of the
month on which the ensuing Circuit
Court shall sit as follows, that is to
say:-

The Saint Christopher Circuit on
Friday the 6th July, 1956 at 10
o'clock in the forenoon.

Dated the 6th day of June, 1956.

CAROL W. J. BRISTOL,
Registrar.

TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 5th June, 1956

SOONY MOBIL OIL CO. INC.
of 26 Broadway, New York, State
of New York, hlve applied for regis-
ration of one Trade Mark consisting
of the following:-


MOBIL


Class in respect of Chemicals derived
1 from petroleum for various
uses in industry, and all the
Class otlier gools 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, burlingii, lubri-
47 rating, cutting, greasing,
tempering, quenching, slushing
;ind flushing; mineral wax, can-
dles, and pen-trating 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 late of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the Leeward Islands Gazette, give
notice in duplicate at the Trade
Marks Office, Antigua, of opposition
to registration of the said Trade
Mark.

CECIL O. BYRON,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 5th June, 1956.

N. V. J. VAN DORP of GOUDA.
(The Netherlands), VAN BERGEN
I JZENDOORNPARK 10 have ap-
plied for Registration of one Trade
Mark consisting of the following:-













products and infants' food.


have used the said -Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods for 4 years
beforein Class the date their sa milk mlkca-
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 saidl 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 O. BYRON.
Acting/ R'i/i ) tra of 7, ad Marks.



WEIGHTS & MEASURES.

The Inspector of Weights and
Measures shall attend for the purpose
of examining, weighing and stamp-
ing Weights and Measures and
Weighing Instruments at the follow-
ing times and places:-
(1) At the Police Station, Parham,
on Tuesday 5th June, from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
(2) At the Police Station. at Will-
kies, on Thursday 7th June, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(3) At the Police Station, Bolans,
on Tuesday 12th June, from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
(4) At the Police Station, All
Saints, on Thursday 14th June, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(5) In the City of St John, at the
Police Station, on Monday 18th,
Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th,
Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd June,
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Provided that should any of the
days prescribed above for the Inspec-
tor's attendance at Parham, Willikies,
Bolans and All Saints fall on a Bank
Holiday, the Inspector shall attend
on the following day instead.
JOHN J. REYNOLDS,
Inspector of Weights & Measures,

Police Headquarters,
Antigua,
15th May, 1956.


[21 June, 1956..






THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


SCHOLARSHIPS.

It is hereby notified for general
information that an examination for
a number of Government Scholar-
ships to the Antigua Grammar School
and the Antigua Girls' High School
will be held at the St. John's Boys'
Schoolroom on Wednesday 5th Sep-
tember, 1956.
QUALIFICATION OF CANDIDATES

Candidates shall be qualified to
take the examination who:-

(a) will be over 9 but less than
13 years of age on 31st December,
1956.
(b) have attended a school in the
Colony for a period of three years
immediately preceding the 31st
December, 1956, the last twelve
months being at a school in Anti-
gua.

(c) are in need of financial assist-
ance to enter upon and complete a
secondary school course.

(d) are British subjects.


APPLICATIONS.

Applications must be made to the
Inspector of Schools not later than
Wednesday 15th August, 1956.

Application must be accompanied
by a birth or baptismal certificate,
certificate from Head Teachers of
Schools certifying regular attendance
for the three previous years and good
behaviour of the candidate and evi-
dence of the need for financial assist-
ance to parents or guardians to pay
for secondary education.
Application forms can be obtained
from the Inspector of Schools.
EXAMINATION.

(a) Arithmetic, including numer-
ation and notation, length, time,
weight (English Units) Money
(English and American Units), and
the application of the four rules to
them with simple, vulgar and deci-
mal fractions.

(b) (1) English Test of Candi-
dates comprehension of a short
story read to or by them.


(c) Writing from dictation.
(d) West Indian History and
Geography.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES.
Each successful candidate is re-
quired to present a medical certificate
of good health to the Head Master of
the Antigua Grammar School (in the
case of boys) and to the Headmistress
of the Antigua Girls' High School
(in the case of girls).
R. S. EDWARDS,
Acting Inspector of Schools.

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Month. 1'J2. 1953. 1954. 1955. 1966.
Jan. 2.41 1.93 3.04 2.16 5.15
Feb. 1.60 1.02 2.45 .68 1.23
Mar. 1.62 5.60 1.08 .83 1.40
April 3.14 2.06 .49 1.75 3.83
May 3.07 1.50 3.83 2.81 2.58
To 16th June 314 '85 1'92 '68 3-27
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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 0. BYRON,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


21 June, 1956.]






THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


Town and Country Planning
Regulation, 1953

REGULATIONS, Nos. 9 (1) and 1.7 (3)

NOTICE is hereby given that on the 14th
day of May, 1956, a resolution adopting draft
schemes in relation to the areas set out in the
maps herein referred to was passed by the Cen-
tral Authority.
A certified copy of the said draft schemes
and of the maps herein referred to have been
deposited at the office of the Central Authority,
High Street, St. John's, and will be open for
inspection without payment of fee between the
hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily (except on
Saturday when the hours will be 10 a.m.
to 11.30 a.m.)
Any representations or objections thereto
should be sent in writing to the Secretary and
Executive Officer, Central Authority, High
Street, St. John's, within thirty days from the
date of this notice;.
DESCRIPTION OF TIlE AREAS:
Lands at All Saints formerly part of Sander-
son's Estate, comprisinzr of 3S.03 acres, bounded
as follows, that is to say, on the North by
Public road, on the East by lands of the Antigua
Syndicate Estates Ltd., on the South by Church
lands, private lands and on the West by private
lands and public road.
Lands at Bendals formerly part of Belvi-
dere's Estate, comprising of 13.240 acres bound-
ed as follows, that is say, on the North by public
road, on the East by public road, on the South
by lands of Belvidere and on the West by public
road.

Lands at Bolans formerly part of Jolly
Hill comprising of (A) 14.410 acres bounded as
follows, that is to say, on the North and East by
public road on the South by lands of Jolly Hill
and on the West by a stream.
(B) Comprising of 2.080 acres bounded as
follows, that is to say, on the North by Jolly
Hill on the East and South by public road and
on the West by a stream.

Lands at Five Islands formerly part of
Sutherland's Estate comprising of (A) .076 acre
bounded as follows, that i:? to say, on the North
and East by public road, on the South by old
village, on the West by Crown lands.
(B) Comprising of 3.751 acres bounded as
follows, that is to say, on the North by Crown
lands on the East and South by public road and
on the West by Church lands.

Lands at Freemanville formerly part of
Belvue comprising of 20.550 acres bounded as


follows that is to say, on the North by Freeman's
Estate on the East and South by public road on
the West by Freemanville.
Lands at Pares Village formerly part of
Codrington's Estate, comprising of 8.356 acres,
bounded as follows, that is to say, on the North
by public road, on the East and South by lands
of the Antigua Syndicate Estates Ltd., and on
the West by lands of the Antigua Syndicate
Estates Ltd. and existing village.
Lands at Parham formerly part of Crown
lands comprising of 10.24 acres hounded as
follows, that is to say, on the North by public
road, on the East by Church lands and private
lands on the South and West by Crown land.
Lands at St. Philip's formerly part of Lower
Waldron comprising of 23.75 acres bounded as
follows, that is to say, on the North by lands of
Lower Waldron on the East by lands of Lower
Waldron and public road on the South by lands
of Glebe and Lyon's Estate and on the West by'
Lyon's Estate.
Lands at Table Hill Gordon formerly part
of Table Hill Gordon's Estate comprising of
8.529 acres bounded as follows, that is to say,
on the North and East by public road on the
South by lands of Table Hill Gordon and on the
West by lands of J. MT. Edwards.
Lands at Willikies formerly part of Com-
fort Hall's Estate comprising of 15.59(; acres
bounded as follows, that is to say, on the North
by private lands on the East by Crown lands on
the South and West by lands of Comfort Hall
Estate.
CLARENCE SIMON,
Secretary 4, Executive Officer
Central Authority.

THE DRAFrT R ESOLUTION ABOVE REFERRED TO

BE IT RESOLVED that the Central
Authority under Section 5 (1) of (b) of the Town
and Country Planning Ordinance, No. 4 of 1918,
hereby decide to prepare schemes in respect of
lands at the following Village Extensions: -
All Saints, Bendals, Bolans, Five Islands, Free-
manville, Pares Village, Parham, St. Philip's,
Table Hill Gordon and Willikies in the Presi-
dency of Antigua.

Dated the 12th day of March, 1956

CLARENCE SIMON,
Secretary Sf Executive Offcer,
Central Auihority.
Central Housing and Planning Authority
High Street,
St. John's,
6th June, 1956.


[21 June, 1956.


1.08







THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS AND LEEWARD
ISLANDS
ANTIGUA CIRCUIT.
On Appeal from the Magistrate's Court District B".
2No. 20/1955


JAMES PIGGOTT
V.
SABINA GEORGE
Mr. L. H. LOCKHART for Appellant.
Mr. E. E. HARNEY for Respondent.


This is an appeal from a decision of the Acting
Magistrate of District B delivered on the 12th day
of October 1955, in a claim by the respondent-
plaintiff against the appellant-defendant for
compensation under the Agricultural Small Holdings
Act 12/1938.
The respondent's clain- before the Magistrate
was for compensation for-


first ratoon canes valued at
other ratoons ,, ,,
4 banana trees ,, ,,
9 pineapple trees ,, ,,


$13.7(6
$18.00
4.00
4.32


The appellant admitted the claims under heads
(a), (c) and (d) above and only the claim for
$18.00 under head (h) remained in dispute.
The claim was made under section 20 (2) of
the Agricultural Small Holdings Act 1938 (herein-
after referred to as "the 1968 Act") but neither the
Magistrate nor counsel wlo appeared for the parties
before him seemed to have been aware at that time
that this subsection of the 1938 Act had been
repealed and replaced by the Agricultural Small
Holdings (Amendment) Act 7/1954 (hereinafter
referred to as "the 1954 Act") and the case was
accordingly dealt with and decided under the
provisions of section 20 (2) of the 1938 Act. This
was clearly wrong; but as the appellant has admit-
ted a major portion of the respondent's claim, and
owing to the fact that there was a similarity in
wording between certain portions of section 20 (2)
of the 1938 Act and the subsection which replaced
it in the 1954 Act the effect of the application of
the provisions of the wrong Act was not as serious
ars one might normally have expected.
Subsection (2) of section 20 of the 193 Act
reads:-
(2) In the case of sugar cane cultivation,
compensation shall be paid for canes, growing
upon the holding iii the ordinary course of
cultivation, and for subsequent crops not ex-
tending beyond first rato:,ns: provided that no
Compensation shall be payable in respect of
any sugar cane planted, without the consent in
writing of the landlord, after service of notice
to quit."
Subsection (2) of section 20 of the 1954 Act
reads:-
(2) In the case of sugar cane cultivation,
compensation shall be paid for canes growing


Appellant-Defendant

Respondent-Plaintif.


upon the holding in the ordinary course of
cultivation and for subsequent crops not
extending beyond first ratoons and, provided
that the tenant has cultivated and managed
the holding in accordance with the rules of
good husbandry, for subsequent cane crops not
extending beyond the second ratoons:
Provided that no compensation shall be
payable in respect of any sugar cane planted,
without the consent in writing of the landlord,
after service of a notice to quit."
It will be seen that the words In the case of
sugar cane cultivation, compensation shall be paid
for canes growing upon the holding in the ordinary
course of cultivation ani for subsequent crops not
extending beyond first racoons" appear in both the
1938 and the 1951 Act, and that as a consequence,
compensation under both Acts was payable not
only for canes "growing upon the holding in the
ordinary course of cultivation", but also for "subse-
quent crops not extending beyond first ratoons."
Both Acts disallowed compensation for canes
planted without the consent in writing of the land-
lord after notice to quit had been served on the
tenant. The 1954 Act however differed from the
1938 Act in that the former provided that
compensation for subsequent cane crops not
extending beyond the second ratoons could only be
paid if the tenant had cultivated and managed his
holding in accordance with the rules of good
husbandry as defined in the 1954 Act.

On the hearing of the appeal it was aWdmitted
bv both counsel that the relevant law to be applied
was the 1954 Act. Counsel for the appellant
consequently applied for leave to amend the second
ground of appeal contained in his Notice of Appeal
by substituting the words first and second for
the word "first" in the last line thereof, and
counsel for the respondent having indicated that
he had no objection thereto, leave to amend was
accordingly granted.

It was submitted by counsel for the appellant
that the whole appeal turned on the question of the
interpretation of section 20 (2) of the 1938 Act as
amended by the 1954 Act. It must however be
borne in mind that the amendment to the 1938 Act
as introduced by the 1954 Act was not before the
Magistrate and therefore he could not apply the law
as amended to the evidence then before him. It is


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109






THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


necessary therefore to see how far the Magistrate
was able to apply that portion of the 1938 Act
which corresponded to the 1954 Act to the facts of
the case.

By virtue of the similarity between section 20
(2) of the 1938 Act and the section in the 1954
Act which replaced it, the Magistrate was able to
give compensation for first ratoons as both Acts
permitted this. In fact this head of the claim was
admitted and I need say no more about it.
In regard to other ratoons valued at $18
by the respondent, the Magi-trate in his judgment
awarded $11 as compensation for these.

In giving his ruling on a submission by counsel
for the appellant-defendant the Magistrate made it
quite clear that on his interpretation of section 20
(2) of the 1.938 Act, compensation could be paid
for all canes actually growing on the holding in
the normal practice of cultivation at the time of the
determination of the tenancy, whether they he plant
canes, first ratoons or other ratoons ".
In the evidence before the Magistrate the
respondent-plantiff admitted that she had no
second ratoons on her holding. Her witness
Munroe Lord did say that there were second and
third ratoons growing on the respondent-plain tiff's
land but he afterwards admitted under cross
examination that he had not himself s" n any
second ratoons on the respondent-plaintiff's land
and that the respondent-plaintiff had told him that
the canes were second ratoons. It is therefore not
unreasonable to assume that the Magistrate's
award of $11 for other ratoons ", contained an
implied finding that there were no second ratoons
on respondent-plaintiff's land and that the award
was in fact in respect of ratoons other than second
ratoons. Indeed it would have been remarkable if
the magistrate could have found otherwise in the
light of the respondent-plaintiff's explicit admis-
sion that she had no second ratoons on her holding.
The questions to be decided therefore are
these: (a) was the Magistrate correct in holding
as he did that the words canes growing upon the
holding in the ordinary course of cultivation in
the 1938 Act (which words incidentally are the
same as those in the 1954 Act) included "plant
canes" "first ratoons or other ratoons," and (b)
was he correct in holding that the words "ordinary
course of cultivation mean normal practice of
cultivation which includes both good and bad cul-
tivation."
Mr. Lockhart for the appellant submitted that
section 20 (2) of the 1954 Act should be interpre-
ted literally. He argued that compensation was
payable firstly, for canes growing upon the
holding in the ordinary course of cultivation",
which words he submitted meant canes actually
planted by the tenant of the holding as distinct
from ratoons which were merely offshoots from
the canes planted; secondly, that compensation was
payable for subsequent crops not extending beyond
first ratoons, and thirdly, that compensation was
pay:ible for subsequent crops not extending beyond
second ratoons but only if the tenant had cultivated


and managed his holding in accordance with the-
rules of good husbandry.
Mr. Harney for the respondent submitted that
the subsection should be interpreted to mean that
compensation should be paid for all cane growing
on the land at the date of the determination of the-
tenancy. His argument was that the words "cane-
growing upon the holding in the ordinary course
of cultivation ", comprehended all canes growing on
the holding at the relevant time and so included
canes planted by the tenant and all ratoons spring-
ing therefrom. In order to be absolutely certain
that I understood the arguments for the respondent
very clearly I put the following hypothetical case
to counsel for the respondent:- Assume that a
tenant had 7 acres of land and planted 4 acres of it
in canes in 1951 and the remaining 3 acres in 1952.
Assume further that he reaped in 1952 the canes
which he planted in 1951 and that his tenancy was
terminated in 1953 before he could reap the 3 acres
planted in 1952 what would be the position of the
tenant as regards comr nation at the termination
of his tenancy?" Mr. Harney's answer as I
understood it was as follows-" Normally the
tenant would reap in 1953 3 acres of planted canes.
and 4 acres of first ratoons. He would therefore
be entitled to-

(a) compensation for the 3 acres of
planted canes
(b) an estimated value of the crop of first
and second ratoons which would have been
offshoots from the 3 acres of planted canes, and

(c) compensation limited to the first
ratoons from the 4 acres of cane planted in
1951."

Mr. Harney further submitted that it was-
only where there were planted canes on a tenant's
land that the question of an estimated value of a
crop could arise.

I cannot accept this submission on behalf of
the respondent as being a true interpretation of
the intention of the Legislature in section 20
(2) of the 1954 Act. It seems to me to be
unnecessarily involved and complicated. To
my mind the Legislature in laying down the
principles on which compensation should be paid
for sugar cane cultivation under the 1954 Act
quite clearly divided canes into two categories, viz:
(a) canes growing upon the holding in the ordinary
course of cultivation, and (b) subsequent crops. The
expression canes growing in the ordinary course
of cultivation I interpret to mean canes actually
planted by the tenant on his holding in pursuance
of his agricultural activities and the expression
" subsequent crops to mean ratoon crops i. e. crops
of cane not planted by the tenant, but which
emanated or were offshoots from the "canes
growing upon the holding in the ordinary course of
cultivation ". Compensation is payable for planted
canes and for first ratoons as a matter of course,
but in the case of second ratoon, only if the tenant
has cultivation and managed his holdi::,r in accord-
ance with the rules of good husbandry ". The
1954 Act does not in my opinion allow


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110








THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


compensation for any subsequent ratoon crops
-beyond the second ratoons.

Mr. Barney argued that ratoons were in fact
"canes growing upon holding in the ordinary
,course of cultivation in that they had to be cleared,
manured, etc., but I think this is a mistaken
'conception of the meaning of these words. The
essence of these words is that the canes must have
been planted by the tenant in the ordinary way. I
think the Legislature intended to draw a clear
-distinction between canes originally planted by a
tenant and canes springing as offshoots from the
canes so planted, and the language of the subsection,
in my opinion does clearly draw such a distinction
in that it speaks of canes growing upon the hold-
ing in the ordinary course of cultivation AND sub-
sequent crops". If it were the intention of the
Legislature that all cane crops growing on the land
:should be the subject of compensation on the
,determination of a tenacy there would have been no


need to draw the distinction stated above.

In the result I hold that the provisions of
subsection (2) of section 20 of the 1954 Act only
allow compensation for (a) canes planted by a
tenant and growing on his holding in the ordinary
course of cultivation, and (b) subsequent cane crops
i.e.first and second ratoons from the canes so
planted, with the proviso that compensation for
second ratoons was only payable where the tenant
had managed and cultivated his holding in accord-
ance with the rules of good husbandry ".

The appeal is allowed and the decision of the
learned Magistrate in so far as he awarded $11 to
the respondent-plaintiff as compensation for "other
ratoons set aside. There will be no order as to
costs.


17th May, 1956.


P. CECIL LEWIS,
Ay. Puisne JudJe.


1: \NKING STATISTICS LEEWARD ISLANDS.
Figures for end of quarter 31st March, 1956.
All figures in British West Indian dollars.
Num ber of reporting hanks: 2 (Barclays Bank (D. C. O.) and Royal Bank of Canada).


LIABILITIES.

1. Notes in circulation


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

.3. Balances due to


3,792,604.94
372,309.31
6,3;1,638.80


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

4. Other Liabilities







'Total Liabilities


$
6,155.00

10,52;,553.05


196,219.23
257,055.68


243,351.99







11,229,334.95


ASSETS.
$
1. Cash 755,474.83
2. Balances due by other banks in Colony 4,184.95
3. Balances due from banks abroad
and other short claims 6,382,497.82
4. Loans and Advances 3,422,879.23


(i) Primary production (including
processing or primary
products)
(ii) Other industries (including
Commerce, Transporta-
tion & Distribution)
$1,851,777.59
(iii) Other
Advances 1,571,101.64
5. Investments
(a) Local
(b) Other


Other Assets


Total Assets


664,298.12

11,229,334.95


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A(Gvvernor,'s Enolumonts (Amend-
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[L.S.]


I reserve this Bill for
the signification of Her
Majesty's pleasure.


K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
31st January, 1956.


LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. 11 of 1956.

n Act to amend the Governor's Emoluments
Act, 1950.

[1st January, 1!,55]

ENACTED by the Legislature of the Lee-
ward Islands.
1. This Act may cited as the Governor's
Emoluments (Amendmenit) Act, 1956, and shall
be, read as one with th,. Governor's Emoluments
Act, 1950, as amended, hereinafter called the
Principal Act.

2. The following section is hereby substitu-
ted for section 2 of the Principal Act:-

2. The emoluments attached to the
office of Governor of the Colony shall consist
of-
(a) salary at the rate of fourteen
thousand four hundred dollars per
annum; and
(b) duty allowance at the rate of
X six thousand dollars per annum."

S 7 .P7 ..


Commence-
ment.


Short title.

3/1950.
17/19.53.


Substitution
of section 2 of
the Principal
Act.
Emoluments
of the Gov-
ernor.


LEEWARD
ISLANDS.







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3. Section 2 of the Governor's Emoluments
(Amendment) Act, 1953, is hereby repealed.


Commence- 4. This Act shall be deemed to have come
meant. into operation on the first day of January, 1955.

ROBT. L. BADSIIAW,
Deputy President.


Passed the General Legislative Council this
27th day of January, 1956.

A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.


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No. 11 of 1956. The Education Ordinance, 1956 ANTIGUA.




THE EDUCATION ORDINANCE
1956

No. 11 of 1956

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PRELIMINARY.

1. Short Title.
2. Interpretation.

PART I

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
3. Department of Education.
4. Annual Report.

PART II
EDUCATIONAL DISTRICTS.

5. Proclamation of educational districts.

PART III
EDUCATIONAL DISTRICT OFFICERS.

6. Appointment of Educational District
Officers.
7. Powers of Educational District Officers.

PART IV
DUTY OF PARENTS
8. Duty of parents to cause children to
receive efficient primary instructions.
9. School attendance orders.







ANTIGUA. 2 No. 11 of 1956. The Education Ordinance, 1956


PART V
LEGAL PROCEDURE
10. Magistrate to declare true age of child in
absence of definite evidence.
11. Officer may obtain copy of certificate of
birth.
12. Summary Jurisdiction as to orders.
13. Proceedings in name of Head of the
Department of Education.

PART VI

SCHOOLS AND MANAGEMENT.

14. Admission.
15. Records and returns.
16. Management of Government primary
schools.
17. Management of Government Secondary
schools.
18. Management of assisted schools.


PART VII

RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION.

19. Lord's Prayer and portion of Scripture to
be read.
20. Further religious instruction.
21. Child may be withdrawn by parents from
any religious instruction.

PART VIII

SCHOLARSHIPS.

22. Scholarships.

PART IX

GRANTS FROM GENERAL REVENUE.

23. Conditions of grants-in-aid.
24. Registers and records.
25. Refusal of grants-in-aid.








No. 11 of 1956. The Education Ordinance, 1956 3 ANTIGUA.


PART X

PRIVATE SCHOOLS.

26 Opening of private schools.
27. Returns to be furnished by proprietors,
and particulars to be registered.
28. Disqualifications 'as a teacher.
29. Offences in respect of returns, and em-
ployment of teachers.
30. Closure of schools not conducted in
accordance with the law.
31. The Head of the Department of Educa-
tion or his representative may visit
private schools and make enquiries.
32. Power of Governor in Council to make
regulations.

PART XI

REGULATIONS.

33. Regulations.

PART XII

COMMENCEMENT.


34. Commencement.







No. 11 of 1956. The Education Ordinance, 1956 5 ANTIGUA.

[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
(Sd.) K. W. BLACKBURN,
GOVERNOR,
22nd, May, 1956.

ANTIGUA

No. 11 of 1956

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO EDUCATION.

(By Proclamation)

ENACTED by the Legislature of Antigua
as follows:-

PRELIMINARY.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
Education Ordinance, 1956.

2. In this Ordinance Interpretation.
"assisted" in relation to a school means
assisted by 'a grant or any other form
of :assistance made from public funds.
"child means a person who has attained the
age of five years and has not attained
thie age of fourteen years;
"Department" means the Department of
Education;
"Educational District Officer" means any
officer appointed under section 6 of this
Ordinance to carry out the provision
of this Ordinance in any educational
district;
efficient primary instruction" means -
(a) instruction received at any Gov-
ernment or assisted primary
school;
(b) instruction received at any private
school; or
(c) private instruction received other-
wise than at a school:
Provided the person giving such








ANTIGUA. 6 No. 11 of 1956. The Education Ordinance, 1956

instruction shall have first obtain-
ed from the Head of thle Depart-
ment of Education a certificate of
competency to impart efficient
primary instruction;

"Government in relation to a school means
maintained by Government wholly
from public funds;

guardian includes any person who has the
legal or actual custody of a child;

"Head of the Department of Education"
means the officer for the time being in
charge of the Department of Educa-
tion;
"parent'" includes guardian and every per-
son liable to maintain or having the
actual custody of any child;

"primary school" means a school recognized
by the Head of the Department of Edu-
cation as providing primary education
for pupils up to the age of twelve years
and post-prim'ary education for pupils
up to the age of fourteen years;
"post primary school" means a school recog-
nised by the Head of the Department of
Education as giving post primary edu-
citation to pupils beyond the age of
twelve years ;

"private school" means a school or educa-
tional class or institution attended by
twelve or more children, not being a
Government or an assisted school;
"secondary school" means a school recog-
nised by the He'ad of the Department
of Education as providing secondary
instruction in academic, technical, in-
dustrial, or commercial subjects for
pupils up to the age of twenty years;

"teacher" means a person registered for
employment as such in any Government
or assisted school or in 'any private
school, on the register of teachers kept
by the Head of the Department of
Education.







No. 11 of 1956. The Education Ordinance, 1956 7 ANTIGUA.

PART I

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
3. There shall be a Department of Educa- Department of
tion with' an officer in charge thereof and such Education.
other officers as may be appointed by the Governor
'at such salaries as the Governor, with the consent
of the Legislative Council, may from time to time
direct.
4 The Head of the Department of Educa- Annual
tion shall submit annually to the Governor a Report.
report on the state of education in the Presidency,
in the form and containing information with
regard to the particulars directed by the Governor.

PART II

EDUCATIONAL DISTRICTS.


5. The Governor may, with the advice and
consent of the Executive Council, by proclamation
to be published in the Gazette declare that any
portion of the Presidency specified in such procla-
Smation shall form a district for educational pur-
poses and such district shall be called an educa-
tional district "; and the Governor may, with the
like advice and consent and in like manner, add to
or diminish the number of such districts and alter
the limits of any district as from time to time may
appear to be necessary.

PART III

EDUCATIONAL DISTRICT OFFICERS.
6. The Governor may appoint one or more
officers styled Educational District Officers to
carry out the provisions of this Ordinance in any
educational district.
7. Every Educational District Officer shall
have authority to enter any yard, house, building
or place, between the hours of six of the clock in
the morning and five of the clock in the evening of
any day in the week except Sunday, and there
make any enquiries 'as to any child who may there
reside, or be employed, and every person who
shall hinder or obstruct any Educational District
Officer in the performance of his duty, or who
shall wilfully make any false representation to any
Educational District Officer with respect to the
age of any child, or who shall wilfully refuse to


Proclamation
of Educational
districts.


Appointment
of Educational
District Officers


Powers of
Educational
District
Officers.








ANTIGUA. 8 No. 11 of 1956. The Education Ordinance, 1956

afford to any Educational District Officer reason-
ably requiring the same, any information of
which such person is possessed as to the age of
any child, shall be guilty of an offence, and shall
be liable on summary conviction to a fine not
exceeding twenty dollars.

PART IV

DUTY OF PARENTS.

Duty of 8. (1) It shall be the duty of the parent of
parents to every child -
children to
receive
efficient
primary
instruction.
(a) to cause such child to receive effi-
cient primary instruction; and
(b) where the parent does not otherwise
provide efficient primary instruction
for his child, unless he has reason-
able excuse, to cause the child to
attend at the Government or assisted
primary school nearest to the resi-
dence of'such child, every time the
school is opened.
(2) It shall be a "reasonable excuse for the
purpose of this section if -
(a) there is not within two miles meas-
ured according to the nearest road
from the residence of such child, 'any
Government or assisted primary
school open, that the child can
attend, or
(b) the absence of the child from the
school has been caused by sickness
or other unavoidable cause.
(c) there is any other excuse which in
the opinion of the Head of the De-
partment of Education is a reason-
able excuse.
Schoolnce 9. (1) If it appears to the Head of the De-
attendance
orders. apartment of Education that the parent of any
child is failing to perform any of the duties im-
posed on him by the last foregoing section, it shall
be the duty of the Head of the Department oi
Education to serve upon the parent a notice re
quiring him, within such time as may be specified
in the notice not being less than fourteen days








No. 11 of 1956. The Education Ordinance, 1956 9


from the service thereof, to satisfy the Head of
the Department of Education that the child is
receiving efficient primary instruction.
(2) If, after such a notice has been served
upon 'a parent by the Head of the Department of
Education, the parent fails to satisfy him in
accordance with the requirements of the notice
that the child to whom the notice relates is re--
ceiving efficient primary instruction, then, if in
the opinion of the Head of the Department oi
Education it is expedient that the child should
attend school, the Head of the Department of
Education shall serve upon the parent, an order
in the prescribed form (hereinafter referred to as
a "school attendance order") requiring him to
cause the child to. become a pupil at a school
named in the order.
(3) If 'any person upon whom a school attend-
ance order is served fails to comply with the
requirements of the order, he shall be guilty of an
offence and shall be liable on summary conviction
to a fine not exceeding fifty dollars.

PART V

LEGAL PROCEDURE.

10. Where the age of any child is required to Magistrate
-to declare
be ascertained in any legal, proceedings under this true age of
Ordinance the adjudicating Magistrate on produc- chld n
tion of the child before him and on considering definite
any evidence of age that may be adduced and the evidence.
appearance of the child and in the absence of
clear testimony to the contrary may declare 'and
note on the proceedings what in his opinion is the
true age of such child and such age shall for all
purposes connected with such proceedings be
taken to be the true age of such child at that
time.
11. Every Education District Officer shall be 0oc ma
obtain copy
entitled to obtain from the Registrar Genenal a of certificate
certified copy of any entry in any register in his o birth.
custody with respect to the birth of any child.
12 All orders which a Magistrate is author- Sum;mar
ised to make under this Ordinance shall be applied as to orders
for, made and enforced, according to the provisions cav. 6l'
of the Magistrate's Code of Procedure Act.
13. All proceedings under this Ordinance Proceedings
in name of
shall be taken in the name of the Head of the Head of
Department of Education. Depamen.
of Education.


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ANTIGUA. 10 No. 11 of 1956. The Education Ordinance, 1956

PART VI

Admission. 14. (1) Pupila shall be admitted free of the
payment of any fees to Government primary and
post primary schools.
(2) Pupils in 'all Government secondary
schools may be charged such fees as may be
prescribed.
Records and 15. All schools shall keep such records and
returns. submit such returns and reports to the Head of the
Department of Education as may be prescribed.
Management of 16. Government primary schools, and post
arynools primary schools shall be managed by the Head of
the Department of Education in accordance with
such policy as may be approved by the Governor
in Council.
Management of 17. Government secondary schools shall be
ovendaent managed by their Principals in a manner and in
schools, accordance with such policy as may be approved by
the Governor in Council.
Management 18. Assisted schools shall be managed by their
of assisted Principals in accordance with such policy as may
schools. be approved by the Governor in Council.

PART VIT

RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION.


Lord's Prayer
and portion of
Scripture to be
read.







Further
religious
instruction.





Child may be
-withdrawn by
parents from
any religious
Instruction.


19. In every Government or assisted school the
Lord's Prayer shall, each morning on which the
school is open, be publicly repeated at the opening
of the school by the teacher in charge of the school,
or, if he be absent, by the senior teacher then
present ; and a portion of the Holy Scriptures shall
be read daily, without comment, in such school
during school hours; and no grant from public funds
shall be made to any assisted school where this
section is not complied with.
20. In every Government school further re-
ligious instruction in the Christian religion shall be
given subject to such regulations as may be made
by the Governor in Council ; and further religious
instruction in the Christian religion may be given
in any assisted school but no grant from public
funds shall be made to any assisted school, for or in
respect of instruction in religious subjects.
21. (1) Every Government and assisted school
shall be open to children of all denominations, and
any child may be withdrawn by his parents from
any instruction in religious subjects and from any
religious observance in any such school, and no
child shall in any such school be placed at any dis-







No. 11 of 1956. The Education Ordinance, 1956 11


advantage with respect to the secular instruction
given therein by reason of the denomination to
which such child or his parents belong or by reason
of his being withdrawn from any instruction in
religious subjects.
(2) The time or times during which any
religious observance is practised, or instruction in
religious subjects is given at any session of the
school for primary instruction shall be either at
the beginAing and at the end of such session and
shall be specified in a table approved of by the Head
of the Department of Education.

PART VIII

SCHOLARSHIPS.
22. The Governor in Council may in each year Scholarships.
award scholarships tenable at any Government or
assisted secondary school of such number and value
as may be deemed advisable.

PART IX.

GRANTS FROM GENERAL REVENUE.


23. Subject to the provisions of this Ordinance
and to the regulations made thereunder, any
assisted school may, on application being made by
the body by which such school is maintained, receive
such aid from public funds as may be provided by
the Legislative Council.
24. (1) There shall be kept in respect of every
assisted school such registers as may be. required
by the Head of the Department of Education and
such registers shall be produced for inspection when
required by the Head of the Department of
Education.
(2) A detailed statement of the expenditure of
the grant to any such school, in respect of the
previous year ending the 31st day of December, shall
be submitted annually before the 31st day of
January.
(3) Every assisted school shall be open to in-
spection by the Head of the Department of Educa-
tion or any officer in the Department deputed by
him in writing to act as his representative.
25. 'No grant shall be made to any assisted
school -
(a) in respect of which there is failure to
comply with the requirements of this
Ordinance or of the regulations made
thereunder ;


Conditions of
grants in aid.




Registers,
statement of
expenditure and
inspection.












Refusal of
grants in aid.


ANTIGUA.








ANTIGUA. 12 No. 11 of 1956. The Education Ordinance, 1956

(b) unless the grant to such school shall
be applied only for educational pur-
poses approved by the officer in charge
of the Department;
(c) which the Governor in Council con-
siders superfluous or unnecessary ;
(d) which is maintained for the financial
benefit of an individual or any group
of individuals.

PART X.

PRIVATE SCHOOL.


Opening of
private schools.












Returns to be
furnished by
proprietors and
particulars to
be registered


26. (1) No private school shall after the date
of the commencement of this Ordinance be conducted
without the approval in writing of the Head of the
Department of Education.
(2) Any person who after the date of the com-
mencement of this Ordinance wishes to open or
conduct a private school shall make application to
the Head of the Department of Education on a
form to be supplied by the Department.
(3) The Head of the Department of Education
shall not approve the opening or conducting of a
private school unless he is satisfied that the require-
:ments of this Ordinance and any regulations made
under this Ordinance have been met.
27. (1) Every proprietor of a private school
shall upon the request of the Head of the Depart-
ment of Education furnish him with a return in
writing signed by such proprietor and in such form
as shall be required by the Head of the Department
of Education and containing the following particu-
lars:-
(a) the proprietor's full name and address;
(b) the situation of the school and
whether the proprietor is the owner,
or lessee, or tenant of the premises ;
(c) the number and size of the class-
rooms ;
(d) details of the furniture, equipment and
appliances to be used in each class-
room ;
(e) the area (if any) allotted as a play-
ground ;
(f) the number and type of latrines to be
used in connection with the school;
(g) provisions for the supply of drinking
water ;
(h) the hours during which the school is
open ;









No. 11 of 1956. The Education Ordinance, 1956 13 ANTIGIUA.

(i) the full name and address of every
teacher ;
(j) such other information as the Head of
the Department of Education may re-
quire for the purpose of making more
complete or explicit the foregoing par-
ticulars.
(2) Whenever there shall occur any change in
the ,ownership of the school or its location, or any
modification in respect of any of the aforesaid par-
ticulars, the proprietor shall forthwith furnish the
Head of the Department of Education with a
supplemental return containing the correct particu-
lars.
(3) If a private school remains closed for a
longer period than thirty consecutive days (except
for regular holidays, not exceeding twelve weeks
in any one year) the proprietor shall furnish the
Heald of the Department of Education with a
supplemental return giving the reasons for the clos-
Jng of the school and the period the school is likely
to remain closed, and if subsequently the proprietor
desires to reopen such school, a new return contain-
ing the particulars referred to in subsection (1)
of this section shall be furnished to the Head of the
Department of Education before such school is re-
opened.
(4) In the month of January in each year every
proprietor of a private school shall furnish the Head
of the Department of Education with a return in
respect of the previous school year 1st January to
31st December containing the following particu-
lars:-
(i) the number of sessions during which
the school was opened ;
(ii) the number of pupils on the roll on
the 31st December ;
(iii) the average attendance for the school
year;
(iv) the percentage of attendance of the
total possible attendances for the
pupils on the roll.
(5) The particulars in respect of private
schools as required by this Ordinance shall be
recorded by the Head of the Department of Educa-
tion in a register to be designated "The Private
Schools Register ".
28. No person shall be employed in a private Disqualif-
school as a teacher or act as a teacher therein if it autos a
a teacher.
is shown to the satisfaction of the Governor in
Council that he is unsuitable to be in charge of
children or to teach them.









ANTIGUA.
Offences
in respect
of returns,
and employ-
ment of
teachers.


Closure o0
schools
not conducted
in accordance
with the
law.

















The head
of the
Department
of Education,
or his repre-
sentative may
visit private
schools and
make enquiries


14 No. 11 of 1956. The Education Ordinance, 1956

29. (1) Any proprietor of a private school
who -
(a) fails to furnish the returns required
by this Ordinance, and in the' manner
so required; or
(b) furnishes a return which he knows to
be false or misleading in a material
particular ; or
(c) knowingly employs as a teacher any
person who is disqualified under section
28 of this Ordinance to act as such,
or permits such person to act as a
teacher,
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable,
on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding
one hundred dollars. .
(2) Any person who is disqualified under
section 28 of this Ordinance and with knowledge of
such disqualification acts as a teacher in a private
school shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable,
on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding one
hundred dollars.


30. If the proprietor of a private school com-
mits any breach of the provisions of this Ordinance
or of any regulations made thereunder, the Head
of the Department of Education shall give notice
in writing to the proprietor requiring him to comply
with such provisions or to close down the school
within such time as shall be stated in the notice. If
the proprietor fails to comply with such notice, the
Head of the Department of Education, with the con-
currence of the Governor may apply to any
Magistrate for an order for the closure of the school,
and the Magistrate, after hearing the parties, if he
is satisfied that the school is not being conducted
in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance
or of the regulations, may make such order in the
circumstances as he thinks fit, and the proprietor
shall, if he fails to comply with the order be guilty
of an offence and shall be liable, on summary con-
viction, to a fine of five dollars for each day on
which he fails to comply with the order.
31. (1) The Head of the Department of Edu-
cation or any .officer of the Department deputed by
him in writing to act as his representative may
enter any premises wherein a private school is be-
ing conducted, at any reasonable time during school
hours, for the purpose of making enquiries and dis-
charging such duties as may be imposed on him by
this Ordinance or by any regulations made there-
under.








No. 11 of 1956. The Education Ordinance, 1956 15


(2) Every person who -
(a) obstructs or resists the Head of the
Department of Education or any such
officer in the performance of his
duties ; or
(b) wilfully makes any false representa-
tion to the Head of the Department of
Education or any such officer ; or
(c) wilfully refuses to furnish to the Head
of the Department of Education or
any such officer any information which
such person may be required to
furnish by this Ordinance or the
regulations made thereunder,
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable, on
summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding two
hundred dollars.
32. The Governor in Council may make regula- Power of
tions in respect of the following matters:- in council
(a) the size of classrooms in private to en
schools and their equipment, the num-
ber of children that may occupy each
such classroom, and the necessary
latrine conveniences to be provided.
(b) for the preservation of health and
the prevention of the spread of disease
among the pupils in private schools ;
(c) for prescribing the registers and other
records to be kept by proprietors of
private schools and the particulars to
be supplied to the Head of the Depart-
ment of Education by them ; and
(d) generally, for more effectually carry-
ing out the provisions of this part of
this Ordinance.

PART XI.
REGULATIONS.
33. The Governor in Council, may make Regulations.
regulations dealing with all or any of the following
subjects:-
(a) Primary and Post Primary Educa-
tion -
(i) the establishment, maintenance,
administration, management and
discontinuance of Government
and of assisted primary and post
primary schools ;
(ii) the inspection and examination
of such schools, and the curri-


ANTIGUA.









ANTIGUA. 16 No. 11 of 1956. The Education Ordinance, 1956

culum and instruction to be
given therein.
(b) Secondary Education -
(i) the establishment, maintenance
and discontinuance of Govern-
ment secondary schools, their
policy and administration;
(ii) the payment or remission of
pupils' fees ;
(iii) the award, amount and tenure
of scholarships and the condi-
tions under which candidates
shall be examined.
(c) Vocational and Technical Education -
the establishment of a system of
vocational and technical educa-
tion.
(d) Teachers -
(i) the. training of teachers, their
qualifications and grading ;
(ii) the establishment and adminis-
tration ior discontinuance of
Government and assisted Train-
ing Colleges for teachers ;
(iii) the payment of grants to train-
ing colleges and hostels for
students and teachers and of
allowances to students.
(e) General -
generally for the better carrying
out of the provisions of Parts I
to IX inclusive of this Ordinance.

PART XII.
COMMENCEMENT.
commencement. 34. This Ordinance shall come into operation on
a date to be appointed by the Governor by Pro-
clamation to be published in the Gazette.

ALEC LOVELACE,
President.

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

F. A. CLARKE.
Ag. Clerk of the Council.

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[L.S.J
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Governor's Deputy.
13th June, 1956.


ANTIGUA.

No. 17 of 1956.


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

[13th Jun., 1956.] Commence-
ment.
ENACTED by the Legislature of Antigua
as follows:--

1. TLis Ordinance imay be cited as the short title.
Antigua Constitution and Electiomn (Amendment
No. 2) Ordinance, 195i and shall be read as one
with the Antigna C'onstitution and Elections
Ordinanice, 1951, as amended, hereinafter called o0119i1.
the Principal Ordinance.

2. The First Scthedilu to the Principal Amendment
Ordinance is herebv .ynced--- of First
Schedule to
the Principal
(,t ) L, sutbstitutinl the following for the Ordinanmi
b)ouLldaiines otf tl: elect ral district of Saint
John'- C(ity (South) and Barbuda in the
second column of the Schedule:-
"NORTH-by Long Street and
the Factory Road to its junction with
the Scotts Hill Road;

SOUTH ANI SOUTHWEST-
by tile )ttos Road leading to All Saints
to its junction with Market Street, as far
:n South Street ami thence by a line iii
extension ol Suuth Street westwvard,
to the Sea.







ANTIOUA. 2 Ani/qua Consti ition and Elc. No, 17 f 1956.
tions (Amernirdmnr, No, 2)
EAS'I'----y Scotts 1Hill alod form-
ing part of thli Western boundary of the
Saint John (Rural) South electoral
district;

WEST-by Saint John's Harbour.

The Island of Barbuda."

(6) by substituting the following for the
boundaries of the electoral district of Saint
John (Rural) South in the second coltun
of the Schedule:-
"NORTH-by the Factory Road
from its junction with the Scotts Hill
Road to its junction with the parish
boundary West of the Antigua Sugar
Factory;

SOUTH-by the parish boundary;

EAST-by the parish boundary
including the village of Sea View Farm;

WEST AND NORTLHWEST-by
the Scotts Hill Road to its junction
with the Ottos Road and thence in a
westerly direction along the Ottos Road
to its junction with the cross road
(formerly a barricade rona) leading to
the Valley Road and forming part of
the Eastern boundary of the Saint John
(Rural) West electoral district."

(c) by substituting the following for the
boundaries of the electoral district of Saint
George and Saint John (R.ural) North in the
second column of the Schedule:-
"NORTH-by the sea;

SOUTH-by that portion of the
Factory Road forming the Northern
boundary of the Saint John (Ru!ral)
South and the Saint John's City (South)
and Barbuda electoral districts;







No. 17 ,f 1956. Antigiua Constitution and Elec- 3 ANTIOUA.
tions (Amendment No. 2)

EAST-by the parish boundary
with the Parish of Saint George exclu-
ding the village of Sea View Farm;

WEST--in part by the sea and in
part by Hymans Road and East Street
in the city of Saint John."

ALEC LOVELACE,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 22nd day
of May, 1956.
F. A. CLARKE,
Acting Clerk of the Council,



























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(Constitution and Teimporary
Powers) (Amendment).
[L.S.j
I A SENI,
P. I). MACDONALD,
Governor's Deputy.
13th June, 1956.


A NTIG U A.

No. 18 of 1956.

An Ordinance to arinnci further the Central Board
of Health (Constitution and Temporary
Powers) Ordinance, 1954.

[1st January, 1956ij

ENACTE)D by the i.cgislature of A gntigua as
follow:--

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Central
Board of Health (Constitution and Temporary
Powers) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956, and sh;dl
be read asI one with the Central Board of Health
(Conustitution and Tempori ary Powers) ordinancee ,
1954, as aiiiendedd, hereinafter called the Principal
Ordinance.

2. Section 4 of the Principal Ordinance is
hereby amended by the addition of the following
subsection at the end theirof c :-2

(3) It is hereby declared that member-
ship of the Board, whether with or without
remuneration or other allowance, do(': not
constltuic the t holding of ;t public office within
the meaning of the Antig ua Constitution aind
Elections Ordinance, 1951.."

3. After section ( of the Principal Ordinance
,he following section shall be inserted as sec-
tion GA:-

I. 'he Governor in 'omucil maY
:ittiorine r he ia vmno t ,i i >if ..iic tundo s 14 ;
unay be- plac (d at diii,. -a! lu u
under section 5 of this Ordiianciic', of swuli 1.111


,ANTICTA.


Commence-
ment.


Short title.




15.05B4.
14j1955.

A mndment
of section I
of th>t
Principal
Ordinance.





10:1951.

Addition of
new section to
ti e Principalt
Ordinance.

Li allllt ration
Si I blleni l'rs. of
h ,' ,I ,







ANTIGUA. 2 (dra/ ird ,I'lelth
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No, IS or 1956.


or sums by way of remuneration or other
allowance to the Chatiriann and other members
of the Board as he may think fit:

Provided that the Medical Officer of
Health being ex c:,':, Chairman of the Board
and any other public officer who is a member
of the Board shall not be entitled to receive
any such renuncmration or allowance."

Coimence- 4. This ()dinance shall be deemed to have
ment. come into operation on the 1st day of January,
1956.
ALEC LOVELACE,
President.


Passed the
of May, 195(;.


Legislative Council this 22nd day

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


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No. 19 of 1956.

[L.S.]


A NTIGUA,


/Indl'.rial Dwelopimnt
( I mendmen? i).

I ASSENT,
P, D. MIACDONALD,
(Tovernor's Deputy.
13th June, 1956(

ANTIGUA.


No. 19, of 1956.

An Ordinance to amend further the Industrial
)Developmnent Ordinance, 1953.

[1st January, 1956]
ENACTED by the Legislature of Antigua as
follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the
Industrial Development (Amendment) Ordinance,
1956, and shall be rn!ad is one with the Industrial
Development Ordinance, 1953, as amended, herein-
after called the Principa,.l Ordinance.

2. Section 4 of the Principal Ordinance is
hereby amended by the addition of the following
subsection at the end thereof:-

(8) It is hereby declared that member-
ship of the Board, whether with or without
remuneration or other allowance, does not
constitute the holding of a public office within
the meaning of the Antigua Constitution and
Elections Ordinance, 1951."

3. After section 7 of the Principal Ordi-
nance the following section shall be inserted -is
section 7A:-
7A. The Governor in Council may
authorise the payment out of the funds of the
Board of such sum or sums by way of
remuneration or other allowance to the Chair-
man or other members of the Board as he
may think fit:
Provide, d that where any member of the
Board is a public officer he shall not be


Commence-
inent.


Short title.

13/1953.



Amendment
of section 4
of the
Principal
Ordinance.




10,1951.


Addition of
new section to
the Principal
Ordinance.

Remuneration
,)f members of
the Board.









.ANTTTG A. 2


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No. 19 of 1911.


entitled to receive any such remuneration or
llowa nce.'

Commnneo- 4. This Ordiniance shall be deemed to have
met. come into operation lo the 1st day of January,
19h6.
ALEC LOVELACE,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 22nd day
of May, 1956.
F. A. CLARKE,
Ac'i1ng Clerk of the Council

































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No. 20 of 195i. Sugar E.' port ('ess ANTIGUA.
(Amendment)
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Governor's Deputy.
18th June, 1956.

ANTIGUA.

No. 20 of 1956.

An Ordinance to amend the Sugar Export Cess
Ordinance, 1947.
[1st January, 1956]J co ce.

ENACTED by the Legislature of Antigua
as follows :-
1. This Ordinance may lie cited as the Short title.
Sugar Export Cess (Amendment) Ordinance,
1956, and shall be read as one with the Sugar 101a,,q
Export Cess Ordinance, 1!)47, hereinafter called
the Principal Ordinance.
2. Section 3 of the Principal Ordinance is AmendmenAof
section 3 of
hereby amended :- the Principal
Orlinnnce.
(.,) by deleting the words manufac-
tured in the Presidency and exported there-
from"' and substituting therefore the words
"to which this section applies"; and
(h) by renumbering the section as
subsection (1) and adding the following as
subsection (2) :-
"(2) This section applies to sugar
manufactured in the Presidency and
exported therefrom-
(a) which is sold or is to be sold at
a price negotiated annually pursuant to
an agreement entered into between the
MinistryN of Food on behalf of Her
Majesty's (Jovernmiiont in the United
Kingdom and, ;inter ,,i;a, the Blitish
West Indies Sugar Association (Inc.)
on behalf of the sugar industries and








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No. 20 of 1956.


exporters in the British \Vest Indies
and signed on the 21st day or Deceiu-
her, 1.951; or
(b) which is sold or is to be sold
at a price per ton free on board not less
than the net price per tqn free on
board of the sugar referred to in
paragraph (a) of this subsection.
The expression "net price per ton"
means the sum obtained by deducting
the cess specified in this section from
the current price per ton free on board
of the sugar in respect of which the
term is used."
Insertion of 3. (1) After section 7 of the Principal
nw sections Ordinance the following sections shall be in-
to the Princi-
pal Ordinance. serted assections 7A and 7B respectively:-
"Membership 7A. It is hereby declared that mem-
creaeo by see- bership whether with or without remunera-
tion 7 (b) not tion or other allowance, of any bodies which
to constitute
holding of may be constituted under the provisions of
public office. paragraph (b) of section 7 of this Ordinance
for the administration of the funds does not
constitute the holding of a public office
within the meaning of the Antigua Consti-
1)11951 tution and Elections Ordinance, 1951.
Remunera- 7B. (1) The Governor in Council may
tion to mem-
bers of bodies authorise payment to members of any of
constituted the bodies which may be constituted under
under section
7 (b). the provisions of paragraph (b) of section 7
of this Ordinance for the administration of
the' funds, of such remuneration or other
allowance as he may think fit:
Provided that where any member of
such bodies is a public officer he shall not
be entitled to receive any such remuneration
or allowance.
(2) The remuneration or other allow-
ance authorised by subsection (1) of this
section to be paid to members who are
eligible therefore shall be paid out of the







No. 20 of 1956.


Sugar Export f~ess
(Amendment)


3 ANTIGUA.


monies of the fund which such members
are appointed to administer.
(3) This section shall be deemed to Commone.
have come into operation on the 1st day of met.
January, 1956."
ALEC LOVELACE,
President.
Passed the Legislative Council this 22nd
day of May, 1956.
F. A. CLARKE,
Acting Clerk of the Council,




























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No. 21 of 1956. Antliua Constitution and ANTIOCA.
Election(m ( !atenOion ot Time).
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
I' MACDONAL),I
governor's Deputy.
19th ,lun(e. 195(i


ANTIGUA.

No. 21 of 1956.

An Ordinance to extend the time limited in
subsection (1) of Section 43 of the Antitrugi
Constitmnion and Elections Ordiniance, 1951,
for the issue of the Proclamation therein
mentioned.
[19th June, 1956.] Commence-
mnent.
WHEREAS subsection (1) of section 43 of rn.au le.
the Antigua Constitution and Elections Ordinance,
1951, provides that the Supervisor of Elections
shall in such month in such years as the Adminis-
trator by proclamation may appoint annd in no case
being more than threc years after the late of
the return o[l' lhe first writ at the last preceding
general election publish a notice in the (;<,:ette and
in one or more newspapers published in the
Presidency requiring within twenty one days after
the first publication of the said notice every person
who claims to be entitled to vote at an election to
deliver to the registering officer of the polling
division of the electoral district in which such per-
son resides notice of his claim to be registered as a
voter:
AND WHEREAS the return of the first writ
at the last general election was made on the 12th
day of December, 1951:
AND WHEREAS the Administrator has not
within the time prescribed by the said subsection
(1) of section 43 of the said Ordinance in the
manner prescribed by the said subsection appointed
the d should comply with the provisions of the said
subsection:








ANTIGUA. 2 Ant/igua OCm7si'utin and No. 21 of 1956.
Elections (Extension of Time).

AND WHIR EAS it is expedient to extend
the time for coimpl ing with the said provision. of
the said subsection:


BE IT ENACTED
Antigua as follows:-


by the Legislature of


Short title.

10/1951.
511952.
13/1954.
ii11955.
1711956.

Extension of
time for issue
of proclama-
tion.











1 1/1 54.




Duration.


AN~I'LU A\%
j'riiitoal t tiw i In 'jinmont Vrititin., Otfinw. i-nvs%,urt Blt~Iili
I,' Emu ti 'T I I in' 'erll nt I' nv tor.- --i1. v;, t AuOwirtN
U)513.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the
Antigua Constitution and Elections (Extension of
Time) Ordinance, 19;d5 and shall be read and
construed as one with the Antigua Constitution and
Elections Ordinance, 1951, as amended (hereinafter
referred to as the Principal Ordinance).

2. Notwithstanding anything contained in
subsection (1) of section 43 of the Principal Ordi-
nance which limits the time for the issue of the
proclamation appointing the date for the publication
of the notice requiring persons claiming to be
entitled to vote to register their claims, the provi-
sions of the said subsection shall, for the purpose of
complying with the remaining provisions of the
said section and of sections 44 to 48 inclusive of the
Principal Ordinance in preparation for the general
election which may be held in the year 1956 as a
result of the extension of the life of the Legislative
Council of t h. IPr-.sil,'enyc by thl Legislative
Council (Extensin ot l)uration) Ordinance 1944,
be construed as if for the word "' three appearing
between the word than and the word "years in
line 5, the word five were substituted.

3. This Ordinance shall expire on the 15th
day of November 1956.

ALEC LOVELACE,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 19th day of
June; 1956.

F. A. Cr,Ar1u:,
Acting Clerk or the Council.


A. 47176j-480--6.,56.


I Price 4 cents.








LtoNary and fi'nl TrrMltinent..


[L.S.]

I A\SI.NT,
K. W. BiACIKBURNE,
Governor.
6th June, 1956.






MO)NTSEHHRAT.


No. 13 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 Montserrat.
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 intorpreta
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;


No. 13 of 1956.


MONTSFRRAT.








MONTSERRAT. 2 Luticy (nd Mln.tal T reatCN 'nt. No. 13 of 1956.

"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 thi: 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 unsoundi 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 Administra'or of Antigua
to make upon such terms and subject to such conditions as thev may
Arrangement
with Admin- consider appropriate for the reception and deLcrtion in, and
istrator of discharge from, a mental hospital in Antigua oz 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-
Administrator ment has been made, the Administrator may by order under his
moal to men- hand (hereinafter referred to as "a removal order") direrc-the
tal hospital, removal from the Colony of any person duly aiJedged to be a
person of unsound mind and a proper subject of r!niinement;
Formu 1. to a mental hospital and such order shall be sufficient authority








No. 13 of 1956. Lunir'l and 1en/l i Trnlinnct. 3 MONTSvRRAT.

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.

b. (1) Any Magistrate, upon the information upon oath Enquiry as to
of any informant to iie effect that the informant has good l nacy.
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
jold an enquiry as to the state of mind of such person.
For the purposes of suci enquiry the Magistrate shall have
tlOe 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 teen laid:
Provided that no person alleged to be of unsound mind
s:aall 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 he lawful
tor such Magistrate either jn'olrio moit 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;
(h) 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 he of unsound
mind therein mentioned to the specified place of detention and
there to detain him during the period specified unless previous








AtoNTSERRAT. 4 Inai, c ari .n,,'r Trea/in,'iI. No. 13 of of 195i.

to the expiry c. si.l period the release of the pef,~ o M leged to
be of unsound mind Le ordered in due course of iw.
(5) The lvagestrate shall also appoint two government
medical office,; to examine the suspected percin aord sihal
furnish such government medical officers with all the itu';na-
tion bearing on t e mental state of such suspected person which
he has been a: e to procure and such government medical
Form 3. officers shall, if i -y consider the facts warrant th.-i in so doing,
sign separate rer'ifcates certifying that in their opinion the sus-
pected person is oi soundd mind. Each such certificate shall spe-
cify in full detail the facts upon which the person signing it founds
his opinion, and shall distinguish facts which he has himself
observed frooa fac!; communicatedd by others. The person sign-
ing each certificate : ',A enquire of any persons able to give
information as to th-- ezivious history of the suspected person,
and shall stnre ini 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 this
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 any government i;.edical officer
appointed to examine the suspected person, by written notice
served personal on him, attend at the time and plce specified
in such notice and give such information touching tie mental
condition of the suspected person as shall be in his pjwer to
give. Any such person who neglects or refuses I' attend as
and when so required or refuses to answer any .: astion con-
cerning the mental condition of the suspected pern' : w hi:h may
be put to him by a government medical officer enquiring
into such menial condition shall on summary conviction be
liable to a fine of four hundred and eighty Jollars 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 aspectt to
whom an information on oath under the said section has been
laid, that such person should be forthwith placed un, er observa-
tion, he may without the production of a medical! c-rtificatc by
written order direct ihat such person be rec"v'.j int: an
institution to e .naned in the ;reAr id e, ~ :t. I an; e
under observation during such period, not excee.'-g fourteen
days, as to the Magistrate may seem expedient:
Provided that on good cause shown such rd.cr may be
enlarged for further periods none of which shall e ceed eight
days:
Provided further that no such person shall e detained
under observation for more than two months at a limo.
(2) The Magistrate shall furnish the met' cal officer in
charge of ihe institution with all the information i e:ring ou the
mental state of the person so detained which he has been able to
procure.







No. 13 ol 1956. Lu,)'ry and _Ytti7 T,'cri~nb2i'2. 5


(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 in charge of the institution 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 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 he 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 person so detained shall be discharged
therefrom with all convenient speed and the said officer shall
notify the Magistrate accordingly within seven days of such
discharge.
(5) If the medical officer in charge of the institution
signs a certificate in the manner and form and contain-
ing the particulars required under subsection (5) of section
5 certifying that in his opinion the person so detained is
of unsound mind the Magistrate shall proceed to hold an
enquiry into the state of mind of such person in accord-
ance with the provisions of section 5:

Provided that for all the purposes of this Ordinance
the said medical officer in charge of the institution shall
be deemed to be a government medical officer appointed
under subsection (5) of section 5, and his certificate signed
under this section shall be deemed to be a certificate signed
by him under subsection (5) of section 5.

7. (1) Whenever a Judge or a Magistrate has reason Admission of
to believe that a person committed for trial before him or aconsed per.
sons for obsor-
charged before him with an offence is of unsound mind, he nation
may for the purpose of obtaining evidence as to whether such
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 ohervation 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 under this subsection sbal
be made in respect of persons who are not being kept in custody
pending trial.


5 MON iSRERRAT.







MON'TSERAT 6 Linacy ni/d Mft/l/ Tre.actie. No. 13 of 1956.


(2) When an order has been made under this 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 certificates as by this Ordinance are required of his
unsoundness of mind have been given, the Magistrate mIa
adjudge suc!; 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 has ,een
duly adjudged to be of unsound mind and a proper subjeiA of
confinement, a Magistrate may-
(0) make an order as provided in section 9; or
(b) grant to any person residing in the Colony
a licence authorising such person to receive the person cf
unsound mind into some house specified in the licence,
and situate within the Colony and there to take charge of
him; or
(r) if it appears that the person of unsound mind is
a pauper patient, make an order for the detention of such
parson in an institution pending the making of a removal
order in respect of such person.

11. In case of any order under this Ordinance adjudging
any alleged insane person to be of unsound mind and a proper
subject of confinement, and in case of a refusal so to adjudge,


False medical
certificate.






Adjudication
of person of
unsound nlinl.
Form 4.




Form 4.


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


Form 6.



Appeal.







No. 13 oQ 1956. Lunrt.i awl Men/tal Treatmenl. 7 MONTSERRT,.

an appeal sha!l !ie to the Supreme Court, subject to the same
conditions and with the same consequences as if the alleged
insane person had been convicted of 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, grounds, or premises tions.
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 who 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 persons from
authorised by the said medical officer in charge to act on his hopituo in
behalf has reason to suspect that any person in such hospital is Colony for
of unsound mind he may by order in writing direct the transfer observation.
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 under the
provisions of subsection (1) of this section notify the Magis-
trate of such transfer and detention and furnish him with the
grounds on which he has made the order, and such Magistrate
shall either confirm or annul such order and within three days
of such notification communicate his decision to such medical
officer in charge of the aforesaid hospital 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
signs a certificate in the manner and form and containing the
particulars required under subsection (5) of section 5 certifying
that in his opinion any person detained under the authority of
subsection (2) of this section is of unsound mind the Magistrate






1100%; r IA ,8 ,,' T/'r.,fin///. No. 13 of 1956.

shall proceed to hold an enquiry into the state of mind of such
person in accordance with the provisions of section 5:
Provided that for all the purposes of this Ordinance
the said medical oaicer in charge of the institution shall
be deemed to be a government medical officer appointed'
Ir'der subsection (5) of section 5, and his certificate signed
under this subsection shall be deemed to be a certificate
signed by him under subsection (5) of section 5.

(4) Every person ordered under this section to be
received into an institution for observation shall be received
iLto 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 tLe case may be, who made
tite order shall direra, and ir siall be lawful for any 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 li,: 1i. Where a licence in respect of any patient is
ee. granted under this Crdinpace, the licensee s'all be bound to
take proper care of such patient until he dies or the licensee is
discharged under this Ordinance.
visiting Coin- 16. Regulations made under section 44 shall provide
iittCe. for .i-e coxfier ion ,y the Administrator of a Visiting
Committee for ice'-;c Ld Loses consistingof such number of
persons appointed at Such times, in such manner, for such
periods and with such functions as may be prescribed.
..,; 17. The iiceneee o every licensed house shall keep such
Sooks, malk such entries, furnish such returns, and give such
anoices as may froa time to iime be required by regulations
made under this Ordinance.

E p f 18. The licensee of any licensed house, or any servant
li,.,~n e, oi r perso au thorised by such licensee, or any police officer
o cr other peace officer, may retake any patient who is escaping
from su-h licensed house, and may within fourteen days after
any escape, retake any patient who has escaped from such
licensed i'onse and may return to such licensed house any
patient so retaken, where he shall revert to his former custody.

Al svne on .9. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, the
-i:l Administrator may allow vny patient confined in a licensed
house to Ce absent from oach licensed house upon trial for such
ieri:d as he thinks fit, and may at any time grant an extension
of such period.
(2) No patient shall be allowed to be absent on trial
nnder this section unless some person enter into an agreement
,.'; *:o'l L ihe Administrator to ake charge of such patient.







No. 13 of 1956. /.i'; anm! <1 fal Trhatment. 9


(3) If any patient allowed to be absent on trial from
a licensed house under this section does not return at or
before the expiration of the allowed period of absence,
then. unless a certificate signed by a government medical
officer certifying that such pati-nt may safely be permit-
ted to 1:e at large is sent to the Magistrate and also, where
practicable, to the license of such licensed house such
patient may at any time within fourteen days from the
expiration of such allowed period, be retaken as if he had
escaped from such licensed house, or, in case the lic"nsoe
from whose custody the patient was allowed to be absent
is unable or unwilling to resum- the care and custody of
such patient. may 1be dealt with ts 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 tli Coroner and shall also be given by the licensee as
soon as may be to the nearest known relative of the
patient.

21. (1) When any patient is confined in a licensed Discharge of
house, the licensee, if desirous of being discharged of the licensee.
care of such patient, shall serve notice of such his desire ,For 7.
upon the Magistrate.


(2) At the expiration of fourteen days from the
service of such notice, t.h licensee shall be discharged,
ani! such p):tint n y bh d''alt with as a person lduly
adjoudged nil--r this Ordlihanc to be of unsound mlind
and a proper subject of confinement.

22. Where it appears to a Magistrate that the Removal of
persons at whose expense a patient is maintained in a patient at
licensed house are desirous that the patient should be request of
removed from such licensed house, and that provision friends.
has been rn;t e for his care and custody in a mental
hospital or in aniotlhr licensed house, the Magistrate


(a) where provision has been made for the care Forl 8.
and cstody of the patient in a mental hospital, order
such patient to be removed from the licensed house
wherein lie is then confined to an institution pending
the making of a removal order in respect of such
person: or

(b) where the patient is to be removed from one
licensed house to another licensed house order the
patient to bI- removed to such other licensed house,

a:nd shall in either case discharge the licensee of the first-
mentioned licensed house accordingly.


AloNTSEe IAT.







MONTSERRAT. 10 LTunijri'j al d ,,..i.' Traimenef. No. 13 of 1956.

Removalof 23. (1) Where, upon the information upon oath of
patient ill- any person, it appears to a Magistrate that a patient
treated or confined in a licensed house is ill-treated or neglected,
neglected the Magistrate may order the patient to be removed either
Form 9. to an institution pending the 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 patient 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 the information upon oath of
patient, any person, it appears to a Magistrate that a patient
Form 12. confined in a licensed house is no longer a proper subject
of confinement, such Magistrate 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 summary conviction, to a
fine of forty-eight dollars. Such conviction shall not he a
bar to any action in respect of the same wrong.

Appeal by 25. Where, under this Ordinance, the Magistrate
licensee. orders the removal of a patient from a licensed house on
the ground of ill-treatment or neglect, or orders a patient
confined in a licensed house to be released, the licensee
may appeal against such order, subject to the same
conditions and with the same 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 confined in a licensed house is
ill-treated or neglected, or that a person confined in a
licensed house as a patient ought to be released, a
Magistrate refuses to make any order, an appeal shall lie
to the Supreme Court, subject to the same conditions and
with the same consequences as if the licensee 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 from a licensed house has been made, the court, Judge,
removal, or Magistrate making the order may issue a warrant for
the execution of the order directed to any person or
persons whom such court, Judge, or Magistrate thinks fit.
Any person shall, if required by any one to whom the
warrant is directed, aid and assist in the execution of the
warrant.








No. 13 of 1956. Lnacr/ and -. a',/ Treatment. 11 MONTSERHAT,

INTERIM ORDERS.

28. Where notice of appeal under this Ordinance Interim order
has been given- in case of
(a) the Magistrate may. if he thinks fit, suspend appeal.
the execution of any order made by him until the For", 1:1
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 lit, 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, and the order appealed against shall take
effect.
CRIMINAL LUNATICS.

29. Where any person being in custody as a Prisoners of
criminal Innatic is removed from the Colony under the unsound
provisions of the Colonial Prisoners Removal Act, 1884, ilind. 47
the time during which such criminal lunatic, if under
sentence of inmprisinment, is detained in a criminal
lunatic hospital or other place of detention shall be
reckoned ;is 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 stence.
custody in such hospital or other place of detention, then
unless the medical 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 be at large, such person shall, at the expiration
of his term of imprisonment, he deemed to be a pauper
patient, and may bI( detained in a mental hospital as a
pauper patient.

MAINTENANCE OF INSANE PERSONS.

31. (1) In1 all cases notwithstanding any previous order Application
made under this section a Judge of the Supreme Court, and of insane
in cases where the property of an insane person is of less person so
value in the whole than the sum of four hundred and maintenance.
eighty dollars, or the annual value of such property is
less than forty-eight dollars. a Magistrate, upon the Form 14,
application of any person i, may in his discretion and
having regard to all the circumstances of the case and








MONTBERRAT, 12 Lunary awn Me ,1al Trr rtmnt. No. 13 of 1956,

in particular Ihi li~anici;tl circuinstalnces of tile insane
person, m;tke an order as to the application of alny pro-
perty of a person confined under this Ordinance, or the
income thereof, in or towards the expenses of the main-
tenance and support of such person, or in or towards
recouping the expenses of his past maintenance and
support, or such portion of either of these expenses as the
Judge or Magistrate thinks fit. The exp inses of such
maintenance and support, or past maintenance and
support, to the extent to which they are ordered by a
Judge or a Magistrate hereunder to be paid out of the
property of an insane person or the income thereof, shall
be in equity a charge upon the 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 -hall 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 under this section shall he served
upon such persons and in such manner as the Court or
Magistrate directs.
(4) Whether any order under this section 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 and sale of the
insane person's personal estate, and shall be 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, his real estate therewith.

Declaring 32. Where, under this Ordinance, a Judge of the
insane person Supreme Court or a Magistrate orders the property of any
a trustee, insane person or the income thereof to be applied in or
Form 15. towards the expenses of his maintenance or support, or any
portion thereof such Judge or Magistrate may declare that
such person holds such property or income upon trust to
obey the orders of the Judge or Magistrate, and thereupon
the Judge or Magistrate shall have the powers conferred
upon the Supreme Court by subsection (2) of section 21
20119t39 of the Supreme Court Act, 1939, so far as regards the care
of the real and personal estates of lunatics anil persons of
unsound mind held by such lunatics, or persons of un-
sound 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 neglects any insane person
institution. or patient confined in such institution shall be liable, on
summary conviction, to a line of one hundred dollars, or
to imprisonment for six months, or to both such fine and
imprisonment.









No. 13 of 1956. Lunacy and 3i rtal Treatment. 13 MoN'rsERl.Ar.

34. (1) Any person who rescues aiy insaln person Rescue and
or patient while being conve3 ed to or while confined in permitting
any institution under this Ordinance, and any officer or escape from
servant of any such institution who secretes, or through institution.
wilful neglect or connivance permits 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 an3 pei s. confined tlierrin under this
Ordinance to -scape shall be liable, on summary convic-
tion, to a fine of one hundred dollars.

35. (1) No private person shall undertake the care Taking charge
or custody of any insane person unless he first obtains, in of insane
respect of such insane person, a licence under this Ordi- person ith-
out licence.
nanclle.
(2) Any person acting in contravention of this
section shall be guilty of a 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 line iand imprisonment.

36. Wi> re an insane person is confined in any Ill-tieatment
licensed house, the licensee, or any nurse, servant, or of insane
other person employed in such house or by the licensee, person in
licensed
who strikes. ill-treats, or wilfully neglects such insane house.
person shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine
of one hundred dollars, or to imprisonment for six
months.
37. Whosoever 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- Con"nittee.
viction, to a fine of fifty dollars, or to imprisonment for
three months.
38. Whcso-ver obstructs any person acting in Obstructin-
execution (;) an order for the delivery of an insaneF person execution of
to an institution or licensed house, or for the removal of order for
delivery or
;n insane person from an institution or a licensed house, removal
shall he liable, on sumnnary conviction, to a fine 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 in a voluntary
mental hospital (hereinafter referred to as a "voluntary treatment
without
patient") and who makes a written application to the "ertifit'ation
Administrator forl thr- purpose, may without being of certain
adjudicated I p!,or-on of mlsound mind mnder this Ordi- iperlsons
nance or an order issued thereunder Ihe sent, in accord- Fiorm 16
ance with the terms of an Arrangement, as a voluntary
patient to a mental hospital.







,oNT1, iAT,' 14 Imnrcy nr! .1!,a.,. Treatmmncn. No. 13 of 1956.

(2) A voluntary patie-nt received into a mental
hospital under any Arranuement may upon giving to the
medical officer in ch:irge thereof seventy-two hours'
un tice in writii : o :,;.\ t !(t said hospital at the cxpiratioii
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 r-moval from the Colony to a mental
hospital and, subject to the provisions of subsection (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 discharged in
the manner hereinbefore 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 any voluntary patient dies in a mental
hospital, or departs therefrom without being discharged
or giving notice, ais required by this section, th(e Adminis-
trator shall bo 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 Lemiporary treatment hut 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 written applica-
tion duly made in accordance with the provisions of this
section but without b .ing 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.


F'o1in 17. (2) An application under this section which shall be
in duplicate shall be in the form numbered 17 in th..
Schedule, shall be made to the Administrator and 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 t.he temporary patient ;and of the
circumstances in which he makes the application,








No. 13 of 1956. Lunacy and Mental Treatment. 15 MONTSERlRAI.

(3) The application shall be accompanied by a Form 18.
recommendation in duplicate in the form numbered 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 made
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 recom-
mendation.

(6) A recommendation shall be of no effect for the
purposes of this section if there is a greater interval than
five clear ldays 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 who
considers himself to lie unjustly detained under such
application or recommendation furnish to him or to his
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 accordance
with the provisions of the Arrangement.

41. (1) Where a person has laid an information Protection to
nnder section 5 or signed or carried out or done any act persona acting
with a view to -igning or carrying out an order purport- under this
ing to ie an ;adjudication order or any report, application, Ordinance.
recommendation or certificate purporting to be a report,








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application, recommendation or certificate under this
Ordinance or has done anything in pursuance of this
Ordinmu:c- he shall not be liable to any civil or criminal
proceediniii ,s whether nii the 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 comnenced on the date on which
notice of the application was given to the person against
whom the proceedings ire to be brought.



MISCELLANEOUS.


Prerogative 42. Nothing in this Ordinance slall prejudice any
of Crown. right (,r pi.rrogiative of Her Majesty, or of the governorr
cL tli Liw\;ird Islands in behalf of Her Majesty.

Insane per- 43. Nothing in this Ordinance shall apply to in-
ons so found sane persons so found by inquisition.
by niquisi-
tion
Regulations. 44. The Governor in Council may make regula-
tio. s-

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

(h) lor' t(h' constitution of a Visiting Comlnittee
li, licinused hlousei in the manner provided by
section 16;







No. 13 of 1956. L:,,,,.q and Mental Treatment. 17 MONTSERRAT.
(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 meant.
published in the Gazette.

0. E. HENRY,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 5th day
of June, 1956.

Js. H. CARROTT,
Clerk of the Council.






MONTSERRAT, 18 fLI(icj, andJ jfill TrealmcnW. No. 13 of 1956.

SCHEDULE.

Form 1.

The Lunacy and Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956.

Removal Order by Administrator. Sec. 4.

Colony of Montserrat,

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. 1. 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, THElREFORE, I do hereby order and command yon thO
said constables to remove the said
from the Colony and convey him to the mental hospital in
and there deliver him into thie custody of the officer in charge of the
said mental hospital.

AND you the officer in charge of the mental hospital aforesaid are
hereby authorized to receive and detain the said
in the said menial hospital until he is discharged th"refrom in accord-
ance with the provisions df the abovemientioned Ordinance and a:ny
Arrangement made thereunider, and in the event ofl the s;'id
escaping" from the s:'i.!
mental hospital him to capture a.:id 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 Luwnacy and Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956.
Information upon Oath. Sec. 5 (1)
Colony of Montaerrat.
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 subj- et (f
confinement.









No. 13 of 1956. Lunacry and Mental Treatment. 19 MOrTSERRAT.

Taken and sworni

this day of- Informant.


before me,

Magistrate.

Form 3.

Tl'/ Lunaicy anld IMenal rea/inen Ordinance, 1966.

Me ical Certificate. Sec. 5(5).
(olony of Montserral.

I. R.K., a government medical olficer. 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 1, on thl dla;y of
at personally examined the said
A.B. aid 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 state the
facts)
2. Other facts (if any) indicating insanity communicated by
others (here state thr facts and by iwhoa, communicated)

3. I lha\e madle eniquiri i, of all person known to me who seem
likely to be able to give information as to any facts of the
provimos history of the said A.B. likely to be of service with
reference to the medical treatment. Tlie following statement
contains all such facts known to me:

STATEMENT.

(If any particulars in this statement are not ktnoun,
this is to bo 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 religions persuasion as far as known.
Previous place of abode.
Whether first attack. Age (if known) on first attack.
Wh,,n a id where previously under care and treatment.
Dnratioj of existing attack. Supposed cause.
Whether subject to epilepy:
.Whether suicidal.
Whether dangerous to others.







IONsTSERRAT. 20 Lunacy and Mental Treatment. No 13 of 1956.

Name and christian lnaue 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, 1966.
Adjudication of lunacy and committal to an Sees. 9 and

institution pending making of a removal order. 10((1)

Colony of Montserrat.

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 certificates hereunto annexed of the unsoundness of mind of
the said D.E. have 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.


Magistra t(',








No. 13 of I956. Lunacy ( ,/ J-.i t1 Tr'eatment. 21 MONTsERKAT,

Form 5
The Lunacy and Men ial Treai.'n it Ordinance. 1956.
Adjudication of lunacy and committal to Sec. 10(b)
licensed house.
Colony of Montserrat.

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 certificates hereunto annexed of the unsoundness of mind of
the said D.E. have 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 th:lt purpose:

And W rl: (as 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 unsound 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 tl b :iaid honss of the said F.G., in the care and custody of the
said F.G., subject to th, provisions of the abovementioned Ordinance.
Magistrate.

Form 6.

The Lunmry and M-ental Treatmient Ordinance, /956.

Order of comm:ittal of pauper patient to an institution
pending the making of a removal order. Sec. li"'
Colony of Montserrat.
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 WHEREAfS, as required by the abovementioned Ordinance,
the medical certificates hereunto annexed of the unsoundness of mind
of the said D.E. have been given.







VIriS:r'IrT 22 Lunacy und Alenial Treatmnnt. No. 13 of 1956.

NOW, THEREFORE, I do hereby ;djudge the said D.E. to be a
pauper patient and a proper subject of' ,onrfnement and I do hereby
order that the i D.. e d D.. I etaidned,, in an 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 Montserrat.

To T.M. Magistrate.
I, E.F., to whom on the !lay of
a licence was granted by to receive into n',
house, sitnate in one A.H., 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 L/anacy aind Menlal Trealmw'n Ordinairnc, 1966.

Order for removal of person of unsound mind from Sec. 22.
licensed house at request of friends.

Colony of Montserrat.
(Date)

Whereas by an order made on the day of
by Magistrate a licence was granted to E.F., of
to receive one A.B., :i patient into his house situate at
anl 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 the 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
of the said E.F. to the house of one Q.R. situate at

"( IWhere ro'isiion hasi been made for the care and custody
ofj patilient in a mental hospital use th' words shown below),
And Wlhertva the said Q.R. has applied to me for a licence to
enable him to riec'ive the s:id A.B. at his said house, and there to take
the care and custody of the said A.B,;







Io. 13 of 1956. Locay ami MI I/ Tr7ealmnwl. 23 MT1Irsa,nI:..

And Whereas I am of (,pinion 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 thl. said A.B.

Now, therefore, I, the said Magistrate do hereby discharge the said
E.F. of the eare and custody v o the said A.B. and do hereby order that
the said \A.B. he relmoNvd !iromi ih 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 aniu custody of him the said A.B. And I do h-reby 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 Ias been made flr 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 t he 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.
Th7, Lirunac',I (nd Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956.

Complaint of ill-treatment (or neglect) of a person Sec. 23.
of unsound mind in a licensed house.
Colony of Montserral.

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 )
(lay of Informant.
before me, J


.,If J,?iji rule.







MONTSEHRA'. 24 Lnn.' ci, and r !l Ti,'al niul, No. 13 of 1956.

Form 10.

The Lunacy and Miental Trratlnentt O-rdinance. 19i56.
Order for removal on ground of ill-treatment (or Sec. 23,
neglect) of a person of unsound mind from a
licensed house
Colony of Montserrat.

On this day of at
complaint was made to me the undersigned Magistrate that A.B. a
patient confined in the license ed house of E.F., situate at
is ill-treated (or neglected) and I, 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 t!h saiil A.B. he
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 institution pending the making of a removal order in respect of
the said A.B. and I hereby discharge the said E.F. of the care and
custody of the 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 Montserrat.
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







No. 13 of 1956. L,,"I, and Mental Treatment. 25 MtONTS .RAT'.

of you the abovenamed Q.R., situate at ) /(an
institution situate at pending the making of an
order of removal in respect of 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
house of the said E.F., and him to deliver (*to you the said Q.R. at the
said house of you the said Q,R., where you the said Q.R. ure to receive
and tk tkthu care and custody o' t li sail 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.
Delete word not applicable.


Form 12.

The Lunacy riid _Meta 'l Treatnnmr O(rdi aoncr, 19.56.
Order for the release of a patient from a Sec. 24.
licensed House.
Colony of Montserrat.
On this day of at
complaint was made before me the undersigned Magistrate that A.B., a
patient confined in the licensed house if E. '. situate at
is no longer a proper subject of confinement, and it appearing to me,
having heard the said cnnplaint, 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 said A.B., and do hereby order himn 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.







IMONrTSM~ AT, 26 Lunacy and Mental Treatment. No. 13 of 1956,

Form 13.
The Lunacy and Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956.

Interim Order by a Magistrate after notice Sec. 28.
of appeal,
(This Order may be written at the foot of the Order
to which it relates)

Whereas the above-named 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, this older of suspension shall become void,
and the above order shall revive and be of full force and effect.
Date

Magistrate.

Form 14.
The Lunacy and Men tal Treatment Ordinance, 1956.

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

In the matter of A. 1, a person of unsound mind.

(Date)

UTTon the application of S.L.C. it appearing to me
that A.B. has since the day 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 sum of ($45) per annum, and that the total annual
value of such houses is less than $48, 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
exceed the amount of the rents in arrear of the
said houses, and that the yearly expenses of his future maintenance and
support will exceed the yearly rents which will accrue to the said A.B.








No. 13 of 1956. Lunacy and Mental Treatendl. 27 MONTI"ERRAT,

Now, therefore, I do order that the said rents in arretir be 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 and Mienta Treatment Ordinance, 1956.
Order for sale of insane person's real estate, Sec. 32.
and application for proceeds for his
maintenance.

Colony of Montserrat.
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 maintained and he still is maintained in the
at as a (pauper) patient,
and that he 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 of 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 said 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 s:mne, do order that the same be accepted and carried into
effect, and do declare that the said A.B. holds the said undivided
moiety upon trust to obey this order. And the said E.F. having paid
the sum of ($400) to thl said S.L.C., and the said S.L.C. undertaking to
apply the sumn of ($200). part thereof in payment of the expenses of
the past maintenance and support of the said A.B. from the ;id








iMONT.ERRAT. 28 Lunacy iand Mentl Tr'alfcnt. No. 13 of 1956.

day of to the said day of and from time to time
to apply the sum of ($200) resifdue of the said sum of ($400) in or
towards the expenses of the maintenance and support of the said .\.B.
from the last mentioned day, and upon the discharge from tlhe ,aidi
or death of
the said A.B. to hold any unapplied( surplus in his hands upon trust for
the said A.B. his executors, administrators, or assigns, I do order that
the said undivided moiety of the said A.B. of and in the said 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 and Mental T'ri ,,d.i', t Ordinance, 1956.

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

To the Administrator of Montserrat.
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 same as required
by subsection (2) of section 39:
(b) to conform to the rules regulating the obligations, conduct
and discipline of persons detained for treatment in the said
hospital and to the terms of any Arrangement made under the
abovenamed Ordinance:

S(c) subject to my right to leave the mental hospital at any time
on giving and at the expiration of, the required notice, not to leave
the said hospital without being discharged therefrom ill accordance
with the terms of an Arrangement hereinbefore mentioned; and I
understand that if I leave 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. 13 of 1956. Lan.ma awl Mental Trealhn"n. 29 ]r ',NTS.,i;RAIA.


Form 17.

The Lirnac and Mental Treatment Ordinance 19-56.


Form of application for reception of a
temporary patient in mental hospital.


Sec. 40(2).


Colony of Montserrat.

To the Administrator of Montserrat.

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:--



Or

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:-




0,

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, ara as follows:-

3. Anii-xed hereto is a rocommIendation for the temporary
treatmn)nt of the, said signed by

(Signed)

Dated


Form 18.

Th,7 L,,lacy and Mental Treatment Ordinance, 1956.


Form of Recommendation for temporary
treatment.
Colony of Montserrat.
Recommendation for the temporary treatment of


Sec. 40(3)







ITONTrEiN rT. 30 L.ui,r,!/ aid Mrtal TrraCiti-t. No. 13 of 1956.

I1 of hereby declare that:-
1. I am ri government medical officer in the Colony and I am not
the usual medical attendant of the abovenamed.

2. I examined th- said on the day of

3. I have formed the conclusions stated, below on tlh following
grftmnds. 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
day 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 uc'h treatment.

2. It is expedient with a view to the said 's
rec ,very that ']e sh, uld he received into for
a period not exceeding six months.
(Signed)
Medlical Qualiiioatiuns.
Date
(Signed)

Medical Qualifications.
Date




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carefully distinguish between statement- of fact which are based upon his own
observations an(Li statuiemnt. or fact lwi are hased upon communnications
made to him by itheris.








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No. 10 of 1956. Leprosy. VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE.
Governor.
5th June, 1956.

VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 10 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] Commence-
ENACTED by the Legislature oC the Virgin
Islands.
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 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;







VIRGIN 2 ILeprosy. No. 10 of 1956.
ISLANDS.
Form" means a Form in the First
Schedule;

"leprosarium" means a leprosarium to
which leprous patients or voluntary
patients in the Colony may he admitted
by virtue of an Arrang'ement;

"leprous patient" means a person suffering
from any type of leprosy and certified
as such under the provisions of this
Ord inan ce;

"licensed l'prous patient" means a leprous
patient to whom a licence ha;l been
issued under subsection (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 h'dinance;
voluntary patient" means a person de-
scril)ed in subsection (1) of section S.

Power to Ad- 3. (1) 'Tie Administrator nmay on behalf
ministrator to
aiikeArranae- Of thle Colony center into an r rr\.ngcrc(,innt wivil
ent with tll Adminiistato of Antigtua up01on slici terms
Administrator
of Antigua. and subjc'ct to slich conditions s they imay con
sider appr)priarei for thie reception and detiintion
in 'and discharge, from a leprosari in ol' any
leprous patient or voluntary 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 subsec-
Administra- tion (1) ani A:rran 1ement has ben ninde. thc
tor to order .
removal of Administrator jma by order under his h1ud in
leprous pa- F'orm A direct the removal of any leprous patient
tient pursu-
ant to ar- from the Colony to a leprosarium and such order
rangements. shall be sufficient authority for the removal of








No. 10 of 1956. Leprosy. 3 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
such leprous patient from the Colony, his con-
veyance to, and his reception and detention in,
the leprosarium, and in the event o: his escape
therefrom, his capture and return to the said
leprosarium

5. (1) Whenever a leprous patient or an Notification
alleged leprous patient is an inmate of any of eprosy.
premises used for human 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 promises, 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 l iom leprosy, notify
a government medical offlicer accordingly.
(2) Every medical practitioner attending on
or called to visit a patient shall forthwith, on
becoming aware rhat the patient is suffering from
leprosy or a disease suspected to be leprosy, send
to a gol'ni.rmlent medical officer a notification in
Form i; slating 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 msffering. 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 twventy-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, Ithe 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 the case of a ship, vessel or boat, the master or
other person for the time being in charge thereof.







VIRGIN 4 Leprosy. No. 10 of 1956
ISLANDS.
(5) The provisions of subsections l() and (2)
of this section shall not apply in the case of a
leprous patient in whose case a permit ha;s 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 6. (1) Whenever a government medical
government
medical officer has reasonable cause to believe that any
oecento person is a leprous patient or an alleged leprous
examine
alleged patient, it shall he lawful for such medical officer
leprous ato require in writing, such person to attend at a
specified place to be examined, or such medical
officer may enter without previous notice and with
such attendance as he thinks expedient, the house
building or place in which such person is reported
to be, and examine such person with a view to
ascertaiining whether he 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 shall be
lawful for the Magistrate on report made to himi
by any such government medical officer aud 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
sha)l be lawful for such government medical officer
to have the leprous patient or alleged leprou.
patient removed, by force if necessary, in the
custody of a constable or other person, to an hospital
or other suitable place, and temporarily detained
therein pending examination.
(3), If, after examining a person under the
provisions of subsection (1) or of subsection (2)
of 'his section, the government medical officer
is *.f opinion that the person examined is ;
leprous patient and that the leprous patient is







No. 10 of 1956. Leprosy. 5 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
living under conditions which are favourable to
the spread of leprosy to other persons, he may
cause such leprous patient to be removed, by
force if necessary, in the custody of a constable
or other 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 D 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 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 radmission
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 Administrator 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
interests of the community. If the government






VIRGIN 6 Lersy. No, 10 of 1956.
ISLANDS.
medical officer is satisfied that a voluntary
patient ought to he 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 Colony
to the leprosariuni and shall undertake to remain
therein until discharged in accordance with the
provisions of an Arrangement to conform to
the rules regulating the obligations, conduct and
discipline of patients detained in the leprosarilumi
and not to leave the said leprosarium without bein-
discharged as aforesaid.
(4) Such voluntary patient, after his reception
into a leprosarium, shall not, unless discharged in
accordance with the terms of an Arrangement he
entitled to leave such leprosariun, and, in case of
leaving without being discharged as nforesaid, :aiv
be captured and reconvened thereto in accordance
with the terms of the said Arrangemert.
(5) Where a voluntary patient refuses to leave
the Colony after the Adminiistr;ttor has taken such
steps as may he required for his reception and
detention in ;a leproisarium, the Administrator may
issue an order under his hand in Form H directing
any constable to remove the said patient from the
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:







No. 10 of 1956, Leprs y. 7 VIRGI
ISLANDS.
Provided that any such permit may be
revoked or from time to time varied hb\ the govern-
ment inedicad officer who issued it.
(2) One copy of any permit issued under sub-
section (1) if this section shall'be delivered by the
government medical officer to the licensed leprous
patient named therein, and a copy shall be kept on
record in the medical department of the Colony :
Provided that in case of revocation or vari-
ation of amin such permit, written notice of such
revocation cr any such variation shall be delivered
to tile li(cl',ed leprous patient and a copy kept on
record ais provided by this subsection.
10. It shall be l. awful for the Magistrate on Powers of
complaint upon oath of anyv credible witness that "agistrted
any leprous patient or alleged leprous patient has to leprous
been wa:i d(. ing about begging or collecting" alms, patient
0 I wandering,
or seeking p'ecarious support, or exposing his etc.
leprosy in ;iny public road, street, or place, to order
suci paltilnt to appear before a government medical
officer, and, if he thinks it necessary, such Magis-
trate n:ay, arer' enquiry, issue a warrant under his
hand in Ioi n K direction r iny constable to cause
such 11,pro, p'ttient (r alleged leprous patient to be
brought f)or examination bv a government medical
officer it a t:me and place t,) be specified in such
warrant.
11. For the purposes of any enquiry made Enquiry by
by a Migis'trate 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:
Provide d that the Magistrate may, if he thinks
fit, proceed with such enquiry in the absence of the
leprous patient or alleged leprous patient, and
without proof of the service of any summons or
other notification 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






VIRGIN Leprosy. No. 10 of 1956.
ISLANDS.
be conducted in court and may be conducted in
such place as the Magistrate may deem suitable.

Leprous 12. (1) Whenever a leprous patient is
patient brought before any court charged with any offence
charged with a .
offence or and is remanded in custody, such court may order
undergoing that the said patient be detained in a hospital, or
imprison-
went, 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 & 3f Vict, the provisions of the Prisoners Removal Act, 1869,
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 criminal 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
c. 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.








No. 10 of 1956. Le y. 0

15. Any person knowing that he is suffering
from leprosy who enters any hotel, boarding-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 a 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 trink 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 sumi-


VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
leprous
patients using
public service
vehicles, etc.


Preparation
of food by
leprous
patient.


Sale, etc. of
food prepared
by leprous
patient.


Obtaining
articles froam
licensed
leprous
patients.







VIRGIN
ISLANDS.


(2) If within twenty-four hours after the
receipt of the notice the person to whom it is iven
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 satisfatiftion 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 he 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 nma; euter
by day on any pr-.miss.

(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, he may, without giving such notice as
aforesaid but with the consent, take the re(juiired
steps and the cot thereof shall bc a charge !.(
public funds.


10 Lpr No. 10) of 1956,

mary convicion ti a fine of f!t y "dnlbr' or to
imprisoninwnt for onrw li'nth.

19. (1) Where 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, would 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 any such articles
therein unless, within twenty-four hour-;s after the
receipt of the notice, the occupier informs the
government medical officer that within the time
fixed in the notice the ocncpier will take such steps
as are specified therein.


Cleansing and
disinfactiug
of premises.


--








No. 10 of 1956.


Lepriy.


I; VIRGIN
ISLANDS.


(5) Where "I ,ovc.erimCiint medical ofhccr lias
under this s ectilo disinfected any premises or
article, or destroyed(; any article, lie innmy, if he
think lit, pM'y Cc)mlpcn.atioii to any person who has
suffered damragi by hisi 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,
or part of a liolne, in which to his knowledge any
person has, withiiu six months previously, been
suffering from leprosy, aid who does not lmve it
and all articles therein liable to retain infection
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 on0 summary conviction to a fine of
one hundred dollars or to inprisonmenit for three
months.


21. Any person who knowingly lets for hire
any house, room, or part of a house in which a
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
Pgovernmelnt medical officer as testified by a
certificate signed by such medical officer, shall be
liable on sunnmary conviction to a fine of one
hundred dollars, and for the purpose of this section
the proprietor or person for tile time being in char g
of a hotel, boarding house, or lodging house shall
be deemed to let for hire part of a house to any
person aillitted as a guest into such hotel, boarding
house or lodging house.

22. (1) A person shall not send or take to
anm laundry or public wash-house for the purpose
of bein, washed, or to any place for the i purpose
of being cleaned, any article which he knows to
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
sent with proper precautions to a laundry for the


Liability of
occupiers to
bIUuOe or To'
gtive 1 ntw.
to o~~nel'.


Letting
infected
premises.















Infected
article not
t, he snut to
laundry or
to cleaners.






VIRGIN 12 Leprosy. No. 10 of 1956,
ISLANDS.
purpose of disinfection with notice that it has
been exposed to infection.
(2) The occupier of any house in which a
person is suffering from leprosy shall, if required
by a government medical officer, furnish to him the
address of any laundry, wash-house, or other place
to which articles from the house have been, or will
be, sent during the continuance of the disease for
the purpose of being washed or cleaned.

(3) A person who contravenes, or fails to
comply with, any provision of this section shall be
liable on summary conviction to a fine of fifty
dollars.

Provisions as 23. (1) A person who knows that he is
to library suffering from leprosy shall not take aly book,
or cause any book to be taken for his use, 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 any 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 control 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 any of the
foregoing provisions of this section shall be liable
on summary conviction to a fine of fifty dollars.

(5) A government medical officer on receiving
such notice as aforesaid shall cause the book to be
disinfected and returned to the library, or shall
cause it to be destroyed and the provisions of sub-
section (5) of section 19 with regard to payment
of compensation shall apply mutatis mtutandiis in
case the book is destroyed or damaged.








No. 10 of 1956. Leprosy. 13

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 comply with any of the provisions of this
subsection shall be li:ible on summary conviction
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
patient to be so conveyed, a sufficient sum to cover
any loss and expense incurred by him.

(3) When so requested by the person in charge
of a public service vehicle in which a leprous
patient has been conveyed, 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.

25. (1) In any proceeding before any
court or magistrate a person shall not be deemed to
be a leprous patient except on the evidence or
certificate of a government medical officer.

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

26. Whenever a leprous patient or other
person is charged with an offence under any of the
following sections 20, 21, 22, 23 or 24 such patient
or person shall be acquitted if lie establishes that
a government medical officer certified that the
leprous patient concerned suffers from a type of
leprosy which is not communicable.

27. Any person who does anything in
pursuance of this O)rdin:nce shall not be liable to
any civil or criminal proceedings if he has acted
in good faith and with reasonable care.


VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
Duty of owner
of public
service
vehicle.


Evidence
required to
prove leprosy.


Cases in
which uo
offence is
committed.


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








VIRGIN 141 Leprosy. No. 10 of 1956.
ISLANDS.
Obstructing 28. Any per-,on obstructing or molesting
Government a o'vernnment medici;l officer or :an const:lle or
medical
officer. other per-mo in ti -x rcise )I' his powers a:id
duties under this ordinancee shall, save as otherwise
specially provided, be liable on sunmnary convic-
tion to a fine of fifty dollars or to imprisonment
for one month.
Power to 29. The (Go.\ernor in Council may make
make reoula- i
tioni. regulation i re!,cp. (t of all or any of the following
matters -
(u) the forms of the certificates, orders
and other iwtininelii t to be used uTider this
Ordinance:
(h) the examination of voluntary
;patiient. l,-prino- tients or alleged ]el)rous
pati(its:
(r) the co itionts aw restriction. under
aul- subject to which leprous patients may
continue to reside in private dwelling-houses
outside a leprosarium;
(d) thei mrnasunres to be taken as to the
treatment or disposal of clothing and other
effects of leprous patients;
(e) the disinfection of premises inhabited
or lately ocUc.piP:d by leprous patient, and
the disin fe.rlon i o l An p iuli ic place or public
service vehicle i: which a leiroIn patient has
recently been;
(f) e'ener:dly tor carrying into effect
thc pi-ovisionii. of t.hi.i Ordinance.
Revocation 30. The (decliration embodied in section 2
of .li.s"" of the Lie.. (ia,:.l LEgislatu'ire Competency)
and repeal.
3i,9ll. rdinance, !l11, is hereby revoked and the said
Ordinance iXs hereby 'n paled.
comnlcIIhk.- 31. This Ordinance shall come into opera-
ment. tion on a: date to ib appo)inlteid 'by, the governorr by
Proclamation published in the G(a: tte.
E. A. EVELYN,
President.
Passed the Legislative Council this 25th day
of May, 19:6,.
H. o. Cthe Cq ui.
Clerk of the Council.








No. 10 of 1956. LAs,,/. 15 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
FIRST SCHEi)(LE.
FoRn A.
T7, /"eprosy Ordinance, 1956.
Sec. 4.
OilU) B 11 ADMINISTRATOR FOR REMOVAL OF
LEPic:US PATIENT TO A LEPROSARIUM.

COLONY OF THIE VIIiRIN ISLANDS.
To all constables in the Colony
and
To the officer in charge of the leprosarium in
\VHEIIREAS 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
lepronariuin.
NOW) T'H l REIM(O E, I do hereby order and command
you they said 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 said leprosarium.

AND vou the officer in charge of the leprosarium
aforesaid are herely authoristd to receive and detain the
said in the iaid leprosarium until he is dis-
charged tlherfrom in accordance with the provisions of the
abovemeniti ned Ordinancie ani any Arrangement made there-
under, a! in the event ,of tlie aid escaping from
the said Icplowliriu him to captnl ue :nd reconvey to the said
leprosarimin there to be detained until discharged as aforesaid.
AN1) for ':;uc removal from the Colony, conveyance to,
and reception and deItention in, the leprosarium, or capture
and ricol veV\atc'W, a:s the case ma: be, this shall be your
sufficient authority.
Date.
I dmin .strator.







VIRGIN 16 Leprosy. No. 10 of 1956
ISLANDS.
FORM B.
The lepr'i< I ordinance, 1956.
Sec. 5 (2).
NOTIFICATION BY IIGISTERED MEDICAL
PRACTITIONER.
COLONY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.

To a government medical officer in
the Colony of the Virgin Islands.
I, being a registered medical
practitioner in the Colony afore6aid, hereby notify yon that
of (,ex)
(race), and aged is suffering from leprosy
(or a disease suspected to be leprosy).
Date.
Signature
Medical qualifications
Address.

FORM C.

The Leprosy Ordinanre, 1956.
Sec. 6 (2)
OinDER BY MAGISTRATE A\UTIORISING ENTRY
OR EXAMINATION.
COLONY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.

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
blv subs) sectio ) a () o ctin 6 of the Leprosy
Ordinance, ] 950 when trying to examinei one
at premises situate at (or that
a leprous patient/an alleged leprous patient has refused to
attend at a specified place to be examined or has refused to be
examined);
AN ) \VIIEREAS after enquliry If ant satisfied of the
correctness of such r:'p,'t. This is to order all whom it Imay
concern to allow the said Dr. accompanied by







No. 10 of 1956. LTprosy. 17 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
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 patient, and I further order
the said le prous patient (or alleged leprous patient) to allow
himself to be examined by the said Dr.
Date
Magistrate.
FORM D.
7Te Leprosy Ordinance, 1956.
Sec. 6 (4)
ORJ)E OF MAGISTRATE EXTENDING
PERIOD OF DETENTION.
(OLONY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.
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 leprous patient (or alleged leprous patient) under
detention at for a further period of
days from and including the day of
Date
S,'9atirr of Magistrate.
*Delete words not applcable,

FORM E.
Thc Leprosy Ordinance, 1956.
Sec. 7.
CERTIFICATE OF GOVERNMENT MEDICAL
OFFICER.
COLONY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.
This is to certify that of
suffers from the type of leprosy known as
and that it is necessary that the said
be detained in a leprosarium.
Date
Siyiiir' of government medical officer.







VIRGTN 18 Lepros,. No. 10 of 1956.
ISLANDS.
FORM F.

The U.enrosy Ordiin'ce. 1956.
Sec. 7
WARRANT OF )1ETEN'TIOS N HOSPITAL OlI
OTHER SUITABLE PLACE PENDING Oli(B)D
OF REMOVAL TO LEPROSARIUM.
COLONY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.

To the medical officer in charge of hospital.
W H ER E\ AS tite 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 leprosarium;
Now, therefore(, I do lherebv ad judge the said
to wte a lioprois p atieat and do hereby.order and
iathorise you and any (conmtable or person acting under
0our orders to remlov., the s:iid
to................................ ............ .. .. .. ..................
(here state hospital or othi,r suitable place )
and detain him threat pending the issue by the Administrator
of ari ordvr fo i' is rei- \;val to s 1(pr)osariumn.
Date
Siiquature of Maalistrate.



'T1 Leprs.,i'f tbrd'iane, 1956.
See. 8 (1)
A I'I'U('AT!ON mY A V\(O INTAR Y PATIENT
TO TillE DMINISTIATORI TO) SECURE, IlIS
AD)MIION TO A LEPIROSARIUM.
,( ,(COLONY OF T!H V1IlGIN ISLANDS,

To the Admini .triator of th" Virgin Islands.
!, the i'nrrsi.rd, do request you to take such
steps a;s nl:\, be h eces a i\' to *-(('lre my admission to a
leprosarium in Antigiu 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 patients detained in the leprosarium and
to the terms of any Arrangemnent made under the above-
mentioned Ordinance;







No. 10 of 1956. Leprosy. 19 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
(b) not to have the leprosarimn until discharged in
accordance with the provisions of the said Arrangement
and I understand that if I leave the said leprosarium
without, being discharged 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)
ORDR IBY ADMINISTRATOR WHERE VOLUNTARY
I'ATIENT REFUSES TO GO TO LEPROSARIUM.
COLONY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.

To all 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 Colony to the leprosarium
at there to be detained until discharged
in accordance with the provisions of any Arrangement made
under the abovementioned Ordinance.
Date.
Administrator.







VIRGIN
ISLANDS.


Leprosy.

FORM J.


No. 10 of 1956.


The Leprosy Ordinance, 1956.

PERMIT TO LEPROUS PATIENT TO RESIDE
OUTSIDE LEPROSARIUM


Sec. 9 (1)


COLONY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.
I, a government medical officer
in the Colony of the Virgin Islands, do hereby certify that
is a leprous patient suffering from the type of
leprosy known as and being of the
opinion that the said need not reside
within a leprosarium, hereby allow the said
to reside in premises in the Colony on condition that he (or she)
shall strictly comply with the following conditions:-




and shall not carry on any of the trades or callings specified in
the Second Schedule.
Date.
Government medical officer.


FoRM K.
The Leprosy Ordinance, 1956.

WARRANT TO ARREST LEPROUS PATIENT OR
ALLEGED LEPROUS PATIENT WANDERING ABOUT.
COLONY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.
To all Constables.


Sec, 10


WHEREAS complaint upon oath was on the day of
made by to the effect
that being a leprous patient/an alleged
leprous patient has been seen wandering about begging or
collecting alms, or seeking precarious support, or exposing his
leprosy in a public road, street or place;*'
AND WHEREAS I have made enquiry and am satisfied
of the correctness of such complaint:
This is to order you to take the said
in your custody and bring him to on the
day of there to be examined by a
government medical officer.
Date


Signature of Magistrate,


* Delete words not applicable.







No. 10 of 1956. Leprosy. 21 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
SECOND SCHEDULE. Sec. 14 (1)
Baker
Butcher
Ice Cream Vendor
Greengrocer
Market Gardener
Cook, or any traie 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
Washer
Bootmaker
Tailor, or uny 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 comes in contact with
other persons.
Domestic servant.
Nurse
Waiter
Steward
Barman
Driver or conductor of any public service vehicle
Dairyman, or any other situation or calling in which the
person employed comes in contact with cows or other
animals kept for the purpose of furnishing milk.
13oatman on any boat licensed for the conveyance of
passengers or cargo.
Sailor
Hawker
Huckster
Vanman
Schoolmaster
Teacher







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LEEWARD ISLANDS.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1956, No. 25.

PROCLAMATION DATED JUNE 20, 1956, BRINGING INTO
OPERATION THE GOVERNOR'S EMOLUMENTS (AMEND-
MENT) ACT, 1956 (No. 11/1956).

BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS.
A PROCLAMATION.
P. D. MACDONALD,
Governor's Deputy.
WHEREAS by section 23 of the Leew:ird Islands Act,
1871, it is provided that a Bill reserved for twh signification of
Her Majesty's pleasure shall take effect so soon as Her Majesty
dhall have given her assent to the same by Order in Council,
and the Governor shall have signified such assent by message
io the Council or by proclamation :
AND WHEREAS the Governor has reserved for Her
Majesty's pleasure thereon a Bill passed by the General Legis-
lative Council on the 27th day of January. 1956, entitled
" The Governor's Emoluments (Amendment) Act, 1956":
AND WHEREAS Her Majesty, with the advice of Her
Majesty's Privy Council, has by Order made in the month
of June, 1956, declared her assent to the said Bill.
NOW, TB ER BEFORE, I, PATRICK DONALD MACDONALD,
a Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint
Michael and St. George, Governor's Deputy in and over the
Colony of the Leeward Islands, do by this my proclamation
declare that Her Majesty has by Order in Council made in the
month of June, 1956, assented to the Governor's Emoluments
(Amendment) Act, 1956, and that the said Act shall take effect
as and from the 1st day of January, 1955.
GIVEN at the Government Hovs(, Antigua, this
20th day of June, 1956, and in the fifth year
of Her Majesty's reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
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LEEWARD ISLANDS.
ANTIGUA.


STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1956, No. 25.


Proclamation dated June 18, 1956, bringing into operation
the Education Ordinance, 1956 (No. 11 of 1956).


BY THE GOVERNOR.

A PROCLAMATION.

ALEC LOVELACE,
Administrator.

WHEREAS by section 34 of the Education Ordinance,
1956 (No. 11 of 1956) it is provided that the said Ordi-
nance shall come into operation on a date to be appointed by
the Governor by Proclamation to he published in the Gazette.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ALEC LOVELACE, a Member
of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Adminis-
trator of the Presidency of Antigua, do by this my Proclama-
tion decl:ire that the said Ordinance shall come into operation
on the 30th day of June, 1956.
AND all Her Majesty's loving subjects in the Presidency
of Antigua and all others whom it may concern are hereby
required to take due notice hereof and to give their ready
obedience accordingly.
GIVEN at the Administrator's Ol.ice, Anti/qa, this
18th day of June, 1956, in the fifth year of Her
Majesty's reign.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!

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LEEWARD ISLANDS.
ANTIGUA.


STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.

1956, No. 26.



I'POCLAMATION DATEI)D UNE 19, 1956, APPOINTING THE MONTH
AND YEAR FOR THE PUBLICATIONN oF NOTICE TO PERSONS
ENTITLED TO VOTE AT AN ELECTION IN THE PRESIDENCY.



BY THE ADMINISTILATOR OF ANTIGUA.

A PROCLAMATION.

ALEC LOVELACE,
Administrator.

WH [EREAS by subsection (1) of section 43 of the Antigua
Constitution and Elections Ordinance, 1951, (No. 10/1951) as
amended by the Antigua Constitution and Elections, (Extension
of Time) Ordinance, 195t, (No. 21/19i5) it is provided that
the Supervisor of Elections shall in such month in such years
as the Administrator by proclamation may appoint and in no
case being more than five years after the date of the return of
the first writ at the last preceding general election publish in
the Gazette and in one or more newspapers published in the
Presidency a notice, in the form set out as Form No. 1 in the
Second Schedule to the said Ordinance requiring within twenty
one days after the first publication thereof every person who
claims to be entitled to vote at an election to deliver to the
registering officer of the polling division of the electoral district
in which such person resides notice of his claim to be registered
as a voter:

AND WHEREAS I think it expedient to appoint June
1956 as the month and year in which the Supervisor of
Elections shall comply with tlie provisions of the said sulbsection
(1) of section 43 of the said Ordinance,








NOW THEREFORE, I do by this my proclamation
appoint the month of June and the year 1956 as the month and
year in which the notice required by subsection (1) of section
43 of the Antigua Constitution and Elections Ordinance, 1951,
as amended as aforesaid, shall be published.

GIVEN under my hand at the Administrator's Oflice,
Antigua, this 19th day of June, 1956 and
in the fifth year of Her Majesty's reign.


GOD SAVE THE QUEEN 1


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LEEWARD ISLANDS.
MONTSERRAT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1956, No. 14.

PROCLAMATION DATED JUNE 8, i956, BRINGING INTO OPERA-
TION THE LUNACY AND MENTAL TREATMENT ORDINANCE
1956 (No. 13 of 1956).

BY THE GOVERNOR.

A PROCLAMATION.
O. E. HENRY,
Acting Commissioner.

WHEREAS by section 46 of the Lunacy and Mental
Treatment Ordinance, 1956 (No. 13 of 1956) it is provided
that the said Ordinance shall come into operation on a day to
be appointed by the Governor by proclamation published in
the Gazette:
NOW THEREFORE, I, OSCAR ETIELBERT HENRY,
Acting Commissioner of the Presidency of Montserrat, do by
this my proclamation declare that the said Ordinance shall
come into operation on the 1st day of July, 1956.
AND, all Her Majesty's loving subjects in the Presidency
of Montserrat and all those whom it may concern are hereby
required to take due notice hereof and to give their ready
obedience accordingly.
(GIVEN at the (7omniissioner's office Montserrat.
this Sth day of June, 1956, in the fifth year
of Her Majesty's reign.

GOD) SAVE THE QUEEN





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LEEWARD ISLANDS.
MONTSERRAT.


STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1956, No. 16.


PROCLAMATION DATED 18TII JNE, 1956, DECLARING MONDAY,
THE 2ND JULY, 1956, A PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN MONTSERRAT
TO COMMEMORATE THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PRESIDENCY
OF MONTSERRAT AS A SEPARATE COLONY.


BY THE ACTING COMMISSIONER OF
THE PRESIDENCY OF MONTSERRAT.

A PROCLAMATION.
O. E. HENRY,
A ctin, Commis.voner.

WHEREAS it is provided by section 6 of the Public
Holidays Act, 195i (No. 19 of 1954) that it shall be lawful
for the Governor from time to time with the advice of the
Executive Council of a Presidency to issue a Proclamation
app)ointing a special day or part of a day to hb reserved as a
public holiday in such Presidency:

AND WHEREAS by section 9 of the said Act it is
provided that for the )IpuIposes of sections ; and 8 of the said
Act the expression Governor" shall meafr thle Officer for the
time being administering the Government of a Presidency:
AND \WHERlEAS it is further provided by section 9 of
the Leeward Islands (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order in
Council, 195(6 (Imp.) thlit save as otherwise provided by or
under th- said Order, nothing in the Order shall affect the
validity or future operation ,o anything done by any person or
authority in the Leew:ard Islands before the appointed day:
AND WHEREAS the first day of July, 1956 is by the
said Order appointed for the purposes of the Leeward Islands
Act, 1956 (4 & 5 Eliz. 2 ch. 23) which constitutes the Presi-
dencies of the Leeward Islands separate colonies:








NOW THEIEltFOULE, OSCA ETIIELBERT Hx.NIrV, the
Officer for the timrn being administering the Governmeiint of the
Presidency of Montserrat, in exercise of the powers vested in
me by the said Public Holidays Act, 1954, and otherwise, nrd
with the advice of the Executive Council of the said Presidency,
do hereby appoint Monday the 2nd day of July, 1956, as a
special day to be reserved as a Public Holiday in the said
Presidency, under and in accordance with the said Pub lic
Holidays Act, 1954 to commemorate the constitution of the
said Presidency of Montserrat as a separate colony, and I do
by this my Proclamation command the said day to be so
reserved and kept.

AND all Her Majesty's loving subjects in the said Presi-
dency and all others whoin it may concern anr hereby required
to take due notice hereof and to govern themselves accordingly.

GIVEN under my hand at the Commissioner's
dlie at Monotserrat this 18th day of Jun 1956
and in the fifth vy'ar of Her Majesry's rcii~il.

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LEEWARD ISLANDS
MONTSERRAT


STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.

1956 No. 17


PRISON
RULES MADE BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL UNDER THE AUTHORITY
OF SECTION 28 OF THE PRISONS ORDINANCE, 1955 (No. 10 of
1955).

PART I.
PRELIMINARY.

1. Short 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. & O. 1940 No. 26) ;
"Juvenile prisoners" means prisoners under sixteen
years o: age
Keeper means the Keeper of the prison appointed un-
der section 7 of the Ordinance;
prison ", prisoner have respectively the same mean-
ings as are assigned to them in the Ordinance ;
prison oiffcer means an officer appointed by virtue of
sub subsections (1) and (2) cf section 7 of the
Ordinance;
subordinate officer means any prison officer other than
the Keeper and the Prison Medical Officer;
the Ordinance" means the Prison Ordinance, 1955,
(No. 10 of 1955) ;
"Visiting Committee" means the Visiting Committee
appointed under rule 3 of these Rules;









PART II
VISITING COMMITTEE.
3. (1) The Governor shall appoint not less than three and
not more than five Justices of the Peace of the Presidency to
be a Visiting Committee of a prison.

(2) The Chairman of the Visiting Committee shall
be appointed by the Governor and shall preside at all meetings
of the Visiting Committee but in his absence the members of
the Visiting Committee present shall elect one of themselves
to be chairman of the meeting.

(3) The Governor shall appoint 'a Secretary to the
Visiting Committee.

(4) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (1) o' rule
187 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
the votes of the members of the Visiting Committee present and,
when the votes are equal, the Chairman shall have a casting
vote.

(5) A member of the Visiting Committee shall hold
office for a period not exceeding three years.

(6) A member of the Visiting Committee -shall vacate
Iris office if he -
(a) resigns in writing addressed to the Governor;
or
(b) fails, without reasonable excuse (the suffi-
ciency whereof shall be determined by the
Governor) to attend three consecutive meet-
ings of the Visiting Committee.

(7) The Visiting Committee shall meet not less than
once a month on a day to be fixed at their discretion, and more
frequently if occasion may require.

(8) 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.
(9) 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.










(10) The Visiting Committee shall have free access to all
parts of the prison, to all 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.

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

(12) The Visiting Committee shall assist the Keeper
with advice and suggestions as to the employment, education
and recreation of the prisoners.

(13) The Visiting Committee shall investigate at the
prison all charges brought against prisoners (for the due punish-
ment of which the Keeper's power is inadequate) and deal
with them in the manner provided in the rules relating to
punishment.

(14) 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 KEEPER
4. Residence Employment Etc. (1) The Keeper 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
authorised 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 Keeper shall be allowed medical attendance and
medicine for himself at the public expense.
5. Absence. The Keeper shall not leave the prison be-
tween 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. without the permission of the Gov-
ernor except in cases of emergency which shall be noted in
his Journal.
6. Observance and Enforcement of Prison Laws. The
Keeper 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 Keeper 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 riannri 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 five times in each
month go through the 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 Keeper 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
officer.

9. Medical Certificate Prior to Punishment. The Keeper
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 undergoing.

10. Prohibition of Unautherised Person Sleeping in Prison.
The Keeper shall not 'allow any person unconnected with the
prison to sleep therein, without the written permission of the
Governor.

11. Communication with Prisoners. The Keeper shall
not permit any person, not being an officer of the prison to
have any communication with any prisoner, except as provided
by these rules.

12. Precaution against Escape and Fires. The Keeper
shall take every precaution to guard against 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 fire.

13. Escape of Prisoners. The Keeper shall enquire into
the escape of any prisoner 'and the conduct of the officers
in charge at the time.

14. Inspection of Supplies. The Keeper shall satisfy
himself that the food, clothing and other supplies furn-









ished 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' Complaints. The Keeper 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 Keeper
shall in cases of urgent necessity, have power to place 'a
prisoner under mechanical restraint, but no such prison r Phall
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 o' violence.
No mechanical restraint shall be used except of such patterns
as shall have been approved by the Governor.

18. Publication in Prison of Abstract of Rules. The
Keeper 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
Keeper shall report to the Prison Medical Officer, without
delay, the sudden illness of any officer or prisoner, and
shall acquaint him on his weekly visits, with the names of all
prisoners who complain of illness or are undergoing cellular
confinement. He shall report to the Prison Medical Officer any
case of insanity or apparent insanity occurring amongst the
prisoners, or any case in which the life of any prisoner seems
to him likely to be endangered by further continuance in prison
or by the discipline thereof.

20. Observance of Medical Officers' Orders. The Keeper
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 Medical Officer any such order
which he is unable to carry into effect.

21. Notification of Clergyman. The Keeper 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 ba in danger.

22. Notification of Relatives and Friends. The Keeper
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 Keeper shall give
such directions as may be requisite, reporting in every such
case to the Governor.

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

24. Employment of Prisoners. The Keeper shall take
care that all convicted prisoners are regularly worked in
accordance with the rules for employment of prisoners, unless
exempted by the Prison Medical Officer, and he shall, if pr'ac-
ticable, provide suitable employment for all unconvicted
prisoners who may desire to work.

26. Restriction on Employment of Prisoners. The Keeper
may authorise any prisoner to be employed within a prison in
the service of the prison, but not in its discipline nor, in his
own service, nor in the service of any officer thereof.

27. Corporal Punishment and Executions. The Keeper
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 Keeper 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 Keeper may delegate the duty of reading 'any such letter
to the Chief Officer.

29. Responsibility for' Prison Stores. The Keeper shall
shall be responsible for all stores, clothing, etc., and for 'all
deficiencies in the same. He shall direct the issue of the proper




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