• TABLE OF CONTENTS
HIDE
 Title Page
 Table of Contents
 Title XXV: Postal and telecomm...
 Title XXVI: Prisons
 Title XXVII: Public health and...
 Title XXVIII: Public loans
 Title XXIX: Public offices and...
 Title XXX: Public revenue
 Title XXXI: Public utilities
 Title XXXII: Public works, roads...
 Title XXXIII: Real property and...
 Title XXXIV: Regulation and control...
 Title XXXV: Religious organiza...
 Title XXXVI: Status
 Title XXXVII: Trade commerce and...
 Title XXXVIII: Trusts and...
 Index






Group Title: Revised laws of Antigua
Title: The Revised laws of Antigua
ALL VOLUMES CITATION THUMBNAILS PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00076977/00007
 Material Information
Title: The Revised laws of Antigua Prepared under the authority of the Revised edition of the laws ordinance, 1959
Physical Description: 9 v. : ; 25 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Antigua
Lewis, P. Cecil, 1912-
Publisher: Printed by Waterlow; obtainable through the Administrator, Antigua, West Indies,
Printed by Waterlow obtainable through the Administrator, Antigua, West Indies
Place of Publication: London
Publication Date: 1965
Copyright Date: 1965
 Subjects
Genre: non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Antigua and Barbuda -- Antigua
 Notes
General Note: On spine: Laws of Antigua. Revised edition, 1962.
Statement of Responsibility: by P. Cecil Lewis.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00076977
Volume ID: VID00007
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltuf - ADY9851
oclc - 04611308
alephbibnum - 000795620
lccn - 67004219

Table of Contents
    Title Page
        Page v
        Page vi
    Table of Contents
        Page vii
        Page viii
        Page ix
        Page x
        Page xi
        Page xii
        Page xiii
        Page xiv
        Page xv
        Page xvi
        Page xvii
        Page xviii
    Title XXV: Postal and telecommunications
        Page 775
        Page 776
        Page 777
        Page 778
        Page 779
        Page 780
        Page 781
        Page 782
        Page 783
        Page 784
        Page 785
        Page 786
        Page 787
        Page 788
        Page 789
        Page 790
        Page 791
        Page 792
        Page 793
        Page 794
        Page 795
        Page 796
        Page 797
        Page 798
        Page 799
        Page 800
        Page 801
        Page 802
        Page 803
        Page 804
        Page 805
        Page 806
        Page 807
        Page 808
        Page 809
        Page 810
        Page 811
        Page 812
        Page 813
        Page 814
        Page 815
        Page 816
        Page 817
        Page 818
        Page 819
        Page 820
        Page 821
        Page 822
        Page 823
        Page 824
        Page 825
        Page 826
        Page 827
        Page 828
        Page 829
        Page 830
        Page 831
        Page 832
        Page 833
        Page 834
        Page 835
        Page 836
        Page 837
        Page 838
        Page 839
        Page 840
        Page 841
        Page 842
        Page 843
        Page 844
        Page 845
        Page 846
        Page 847
        Page 848
        Page 849
        Page 850
        Page 851
        Page 852
        Page 853
        Page 854
        Page 855
        Page 856
        Page 857
        Page 858
        Page 859
        Page 860
        Page 861
        Page 862
        Page 863
        Page 864
        Page 865
        Page 866
        Page 867
        Page 868
        Page 869
        Page 870
        Page 871
        Page 872
        Page 873
        Page 874
        Page 875
        Page 876
        Page 877
        Page 878
        Page 879
        Page 880
        Page 881
        Page 882
        Page 883
        Page 884
        Page 885
        Page 886
        Page 887
        Page 888
        Page 889
        Page 890
        Page 891
        Page 892
        Page 893
        Page 894
        Page 895
        Page 896
        Page 897
        Page 898
        Page 899
        Page 900
        Page 901
        Page 902
        Page 903
        Page 904
        Page 905
        Page 906
        Page 907
        Page 908
        Page 909
        Page 910
        Page 911
        Page 912
        Page 913
        Page 914
    Title XXVI: Prisons
        Page 915
        Page 916
        Page 917
        Page 918
        Page 919
        Page 920
        Page 921
        Page 922
        Page 923
        Page 924
        Page 925
        Page 926
        Page 927
        Page 928
        Page 929
        Page 930
        Page 931
        Page 932
        Page 933
        Page 934
        Page 935
        Page 936
        Page 937
        Page 938
        Page 939
        Page 940
        Page 941
        Page 942
        Page 943
        Page 944
        Page 945
        Page 946
        Page 947
        Page 948
        Page 949
        Page 950
        Page 951
        Page 952
        Page 953
        Page 954
        Page 955
        Page 956
        Page 957
        Page 958
        Page 959
        Page 960
        Page 961
        Page 962
        Page 963
        Page 964
        Page 965
        Page 966
        Page 967
        Page 968
        Page 969
        Page 970
    Title XXVII: Public health and medical
        Page 971
        Page 972
        Page 973
        Page 974
        Page 975
        Page 976
        Page 977
        Page 978
        Page 979
        Page 980
        Page 981
        Page 982
        Page 983
        Page 984
        Page 985
        Page 986
        Page 987
        Page 988
        Page 989
        Page 990
        Page 991
        Page 992
        Page 993
        Page 994
        Page 995
        Page 996
        Page 997
        Page 998
        Page 999
        Page 1000
        Page 1001
        Page 1002
        Page 1003
        Page 1004
        Page 1005
        Page 1006
        Page 1007
        Page 1008
        Page 1009
        Page 1010
        Page 1011
        Page 1012
        Page 1013
        Page 1014
        Page 1015
        Page 1016
        Page 1017
        Page 1018
        Page 1019
        Page 1020
        Page 1021
        Page 1022
        Page 1023
        Page 1024
        Page 1025
        Page 1026
        Page 1027
        Page 1028
        Page 1029
        Page 1030
        Page 1031
        Page 1032
        Page 1033
        Page 1034
        Page 1035
        Page 1036
        Page 1037
        Page 1038
        Page 1039
        Page 1040
        Page 1041
        Page 1042
        Page 1043
        Page 1044
        Page 1045
        Page 1046
        Page 1047
        Page 1048
        Page 1049
        Page 1050
        Page 1051
        Page 1052
        Page 1053
        Page 1054
        Page 1055
        Page 1056
        Page 1057
        Page 1058
        Page 1059
        Page 1060
        Page 1061
        Page 1062
        Page 1063
        Page 1064
        Page 1065
        Page 1066
        Page 1067
        Page 1068
        Page 1069
        Page 1070
        Page 1071
        Page 1072
        Page 1073
        Page 1074
        Page 1075
        Page 1076
        Page 1077
        Page 1078
        Page 1079
        Page 1080
        Page 1081
        Page 1082
        Page 1083
        Page 1084
        Page 1085
        Page 1086
        Page 1087
        Page 1088
        Page 1089
        Page 1090
        Page 1091
        Page 1092
        Page 1093
        Page 1094
        Page 1095
        Page 1096
        Page 1097
        Page 1098
        Page 1099
        Page 1100
        Page 1101
        Page 1102
        Page 1103
        Page 1104
        Page 1105
        Page 1106
        Page 1107
        Page 1108
        Page 1109
        Page 1110
        Page 1111
        Page 1112
        Page 1113
        Page 1114
        Page 1115
        Page 1116
        Page 1117
        Page 1118
        Page 1119
        Page 1120
    Title XXVIII: Public loans
        Page 1121
        Page 1122
        Page 1123
        Page 1124
        Page 1125
        Page 1126
        Page 1127
        Page 1128
        Page 1129
        Page 1130
        Page 1131
        Page 1132
    Title XXIX: Public offices and officers
        Page 1133
        Page 1134
        Page 1135
        Page 1136
        Page 1137
        Page 1138
        Page 1139
        Page 1140
        Page 1141
        Page 1142
        Page 1143
        Page 1144
        Page 1145
        Page 1146
    Title XXX: Public revenue
        Page 1147
        Page 1148
        Page 1149
        Page 1150
        Page 1151
        Page 1152
        Page 1153
        Page 1154
        Page 1155
        Page 1156
        Page 1157
        Page 1158
        Page 1159
        Page 1160
        Page 1161
        Page 1162
        Page 1163
        Page 1164
        Page 1165
        Page 1166
        Page 1167
        Page 1168
        Page 1169
        Page 1170
        Page 1171
        Page 1172
        Page 1173
        Page 1174
        Page 1175
        Page 1176
        Page 1177
        Page 1178
        Page 1179
        Page 1180
        Page 1181
        Page 1182
        Page 1183
        Page 1184
        Page 1185
        Page 1186
        Page 1187
        Page 1188
        Page 1189
        Page 1190
        Page 1191
        Page 1192
        Page 1193
        Page 1194
        Page 1195
        Page 1196
        Page 1197
        Page 1198
        Page 1199
        Page 1200
        Page 1201
        Page 1202
        Page 1203
        Page 1204
        Page 1205
        Page 1206
        Page 1207
        Page 1208
        Page 1209
        Page 1210
        Page 1211
        Page 1212
        Page 1213
        Page 1214
        Page 1215
        Page 1216
        Page 1217
        Page 1218
        Page 1219
        Page 1220
        Page 1221
        Page 1222
        Page 1223
        Page 1224
        Page 1225
        Page 1226
        Page 1227
        Page 1228
        Page 1229
        Page 1230
        Page 1231
        Page 1232
        Page 1233
        Page 1234
        Page 1235
        Page 1236
        Page 1237
        Page 1238
        Page 1239
        Page 1240
        Page 1241
        Page 1242
        Page 1243
        Page 1244
        Page 1245
        Page 1246
        Page 1247
        Page 1248
        Page 1249
        Page 1250
        Page 1251
        Page 1252
        Page 1253
        Page 1254
        Page 1255
        Page 1256
        Page 1257
        Page 1258
        Page 1259
        Page 1260
        Page 1261
        Page 1262
        Page 1263
        Page 1264
        Page 1265
        Page 1266
        Page 1267
        Page 1268
        Page 1269
        Page 1270
        Page 1271
        Page 1272
        Page 1273
        Page 1274
        Page 1275
        Page 1276
        Page 1277
        Page 1278
        Page 1279
        Page 1280
        Page 1281
        Page 1282
        Page 1283
        Page 1284
        Page 1285
        Page 1286
        Page 1287
        Page 1288
        Page 1289
        Page 1290
        Page 1291
        Page 1292
        Page 1293
        Page 1294
        Page 1295
        Page 1296
        Page 1297
        Page 1298
        Page 1299
        Page 1300
        Page 1301
        Page 1302
        Page 1303
        Page 1304
    Title XXXI: Public utilities
        Page 1305
        Page 1306
        Page 1307
        Page 1308
        Page 1309
        Page 1310
        Page 1311
        Page 1312
        Page 1313
        Page 1314
        Page 1315
        Page 1316
        Page 1317
        Page 1318
        Page 1319
        Page 1320
        Page 1321
        Page 1322
        Page 1323
        Page 1324
        Page 1325
        Page 1326
        Page 1327
        Page 1328
        Page 1329
        Page 1330
        Page 1331
        Page 1332
        Page 1333
        Page 1334
        Page 1335
        Page 1336
        Page 1337
        Page 1338
        Page 1339
        Page 1340
        Page 1341
        Page 1342
        Page 1343
        Page 1344
        Page 1345
        Page 1346
        Page 1347
        Page 1348
        Page 1349
        Page 1350
        Page 1351
        Page 1352
        Page 1353
        Page 1354
        Page 1355
        Page 1356
        Page 1357
        Page 1358
        Page 1359
        Page 1360
        Page 1361
        Page 1362
        Page 1363
        Page 1364
        Page 1365
        Page 1366
        Page 1367
        Page 1368
        Page 1369
        Page 1370
        Page 1371
        Page 1372
        Page 1373
        Page 1374
        Page 1375
        Page 1376
        Page 1377
        Page 1378
        Page 1379
        Page 1380
        Page 1381
        Page 1382
        Page 1383
        Page 1384
        Page 1385
        Page 1386
        Page 1387
        Page 1388
        Page 1389
        Page 1390
        Page 1391
        Page 1392
        Page 1393
        Page 1394
    Title XXXII: Public works, roads and surveys
        Page 1395
        Page 1396
        Page 1397
        Page 1398
        Page 1399
        Page 1400
        Page 1401
        Page 1402
        Page 1403
        Page 1404
        Page 1405
        Page 1406
        Page 1407
        Page 1408
        Page 1409
        Page 1410
        Page 1411
        Page 1412
        Page 1413
        Page 1414
        Page 1415
        Page 1416
        Page 1417
        Page 1418
        Page 1419
        Page 1420
        Page 1421
        Page 1422
        Page 1423
        Page 1424
        Page 1425
        Page 1426
        Page 1427
        Page 1428
        Page 1429
        Page 1430
        Page 1431
        Page 1432
        Page 1433
        Page 1434
        Page 1435
        Page 1436
        Page 1437
        Page 1438
        Page 1439
        Page 1440
        Page 1441
        Page 1442
        Page 1443
        Page 1444
        Page 1445
        Page 1446
        Page 1447
        Page 1448
        Page 1449
        Page 1450
        Page 1451
        Page 1452
        Page 1453
        Page 1454
        Page 1455
        Page 1456
    Title XXXIII: Real property and conveyancing
        Page 1457
        Page 1458
        Page 1459
        Page 1460
        Page 1461
        Page 1462
        Page 1463
        Page 1464
        Page 1465
        Page 1466
    Title XXXIV: Regulation and control of various matters
        Page 1467
        Page 1468
        Page 1469
        Page 1470
        Page 1471
        Page 1472
        Page 1473
        Page 1474
        Page 1475
        Page 1476
        Page 1477
        Page 1478
        Page 1479
        Page 1480
        Page 1481
        Page 1482
        Page 1483
        Page 1484
        Page 1485
        Page 1486
        Page 1487
        Page 1488
        Page 1489
        Page 1490
        Page 1491
        Page 1492
        Page 1493
        Page 1494
        Page 1495
        Page 1496
        Page 1497
        Page 1498
        Page 1499
        Page 1500
    Title XXXV: Religious organizations
        Page 1501
        Page 1502
    Title XXXVI: Status
        Page 1503
        Page 1504
        Page 1505
        Page 1506
        Page 1507
        Page 1508
        Page 1509
        Page 1510
        Page 1511
        Page 1512
        Page 1513
        Page 1514
        Page 1515
        Page 1516
        Page 1517
        Page 1518
        Page 1519
        Page 1520
        Page 1521
        Page 1522
        Page 1523
        Page 1524
        Page 1525
        Page 1526
        Page 1527
        Page 1528
        Page 1529
        Page 1530
    Title XXXVII: Trade commerce and industry
        Page 1531
        Page 1532
        Page 1533
        Page 1534
        Page 1535
        Page 1536
        Page 1537
        Page 1538
        Page 1539
        Page 1540
        Page 1541
        Page 1542
        Page 1543
        Page 1544
        Page 1545
        Page 1546
        Page 1547
        Page 1548
        Page 1549
        Page 1550
        Page 1551
        Page 1552
        Page 1553
        Page 1554
        Page 1555
        Page 1556
        Page 1557
        Page 1558
        Page 1559
        Page 1560
        Page 1561
        Page 1562
        Page 1563
        Page 1564
        Page 1565
        Page 1566
        Page 1567
        Page 1568
        Page 1569
        Page 1570
        Page 1571
        Page 1572
        Page 1573
        Page 1574
        Page 1575
        Page 1576
        Page 1577
        Page 1578
        Page 1579
        Page 1580
        Page 1581
        Page 1582
        Page 1583
        Page 1584
        Page 1585
        Page 1586
        Page 1587
        Page 1588
        Page 1589
        Page 1590
        Page 1591
        Page 1592
        Page 1593
        Page 1594
        Page 1595
        Page 1596
        Page 1597
        Page 1598
        Page 1599
        Page 1600
        Page 1601
        Page 1602
        Page 1603
        Page 1604
        Page 1605
        Page 1606
        Page 1607
        Page 1608
        Page 1609
        Page 1610
        Page 1611
        Page 1612
        Page 1613
        Page 1614
        Page 1615
        Page 1616
        Page 1617
        Page 1618
        Page 1619
        Page 1620
    Title XXXVIII: Trusts and trustees
        Page 1621
        Page 1622
    Index
        Page 1623
        Page 1624
        Page 1625
        Page 1626
        Page 1627
        Page 1628
        Page 1629
        Page 1630
        Page 1631
        Page 1632
        Page 1633
        Page 1634
        Page 1635
        Page 1636
        Page 1637
        Page 1638
        Page 1639
        Page 1640
        Page 1641
Full Text













THE REVISED LAWS

OF


ANTIGUA



PREPARED UNDER THE AUTHORITY
OF THE
REVISED EDITION OF THE LAWS ORDINANCE, 1959
BY
P. CECIL LEWIS

One of Her Majesty's Judges
of the Supreme Court of the
Windward Islands and Leeward Islands

The Commissioner appointed
under the said Ordinance.


VOL. VII.

Subsidiary Legislation, Part I, Chapters 216 to 381.

Price: $150 per set.
Obtainable through:
The Administrator, Antigua, The West Indies.

Printed by
Waterlow & Sons Limited, Worship Street, London, E.C.2.
[Appointed by the Government of Antigua, the Government Printers for the purposes of this
edition of Laws within the meaning of the Evidence (Colonial Statutes) Act 1907.]
1965
















































1w
.fir










CONTENTS

VOLUME VII.

TITLE XXV.
POSTAL AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS.
Title of Act or Ordinance
CHAPTER and of related subsidiary legislation.
216 POST OFFICE ACT
Parcel Post Agreement (1891) Canada ......
Parcel Post Agreement (1929) Canada ......
Parcel Post Agreement (Curacao) ... ... ...
Parcel Post Agreement (Guadeloupe) ... ...
Parcel Post Agreement (United States of America) ... .
Parcel Post Agreement (Windward Islands and Leeward
Islands) ... ... ... ...
Money Order Convention (Canada and Antigua) ... .
Money Order Convention (United States of America and
Antigua) ... ... ... ...... ...
Postal Service Rules and Regulations ... ...
217 PRODUCTION OF TELEGRAMS ACT ... ... ......
218 TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT
Telecommunications Rules ... ... ...
Telecommunications (Licences and Fees) Order ... .
219 TELEPHONE ORDINANCE
Telephone Regulations ... ... ... ......


TITLE XXVI.
PRISONS.


220 PRISON ORDINANCE
Prison Rules ... ... ... ... ...
221 PRISON (Extramural Sentences) ACT ... ...


TITLE XXVII.
PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL.
222 ANTIBIOTICS AND THERAPEUTIC SUBSTANCES ACT
Antibiotics and Therapeutic Substances Regulations


S ... 917
S ... 969


... 973


PAGE

777
780
783
795
807

820
822

826
833
869


870
901

903








Title of Act or Ordinance
and of related subsidiary legislation.


CHAPTER


PAGE


223 BURIAL GROUNDS ORDINANCE
Burial Ground (Private) (Cedar Grove Village) (Advent
Sabbath Church) Proclamation ... ... ... 978
Burial Ground (Private) (Freetown) (Seventh Day Adventist
Church) Proclamation ... ... ... ... 979
Burial Ground (Grant's Estate) (Pilgrim Holiness Church) -
Proclamation ... ... ... .. ... ... 979
Burial Ground (Public) (New Winthorpes Village) -
Proclamation ... ... ... ... ... ... 980
Burial Ground (Tyrrell's Estate) (Pilgrim Holiness Church) -
Proclamation ... ... ... ... ... ... 981
224 CEMETERY ORDINANCE ... ... ... ... ... ... 981
225 DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT
Dangerous Drugs (Application) Order ... ... ... 982
Dangerous Drugs (Relaxation) Order ... ... ... ... 984
Dangerous Drugs Rules ... ... ... ... ... 985
226 DISTRICT MEDICAL OFFICERS (Government Fees Abolition)
ORDINANCE ... ... .. ... ... ... ... 994
227 IMPORTATION PROHIBITION (Epidemic Diseases) ACT ... ... 994
228 IMPORTATION PROTECTION ORDINANCE ... ... ... ... 994
229 KING MEDICAL QUALIFICATION ORDINANCE ... ... ... 994


LEPERS ACT
Leper Home Rules ... ... ... ... ...
Proclamation setting apart portion of Leper Home as a place of
detention ... ... ... ... ... ...


995

1005


231 MEDICAL ACT
Examination of Chemists and Druggists Rules ... ... 1006
232 MEDICAL AND HOLBERTON INSTITUTION ORDINANCE
Holberton Institution Rules ... ... ... ... ... 1008
Medical Districts Order ... ... ... ... ... 1021
233 MENTAL TREATMENT ORDINANCE
Mental Hospital Regulations ... ... ... ... ... 1023
234 MIDWIFERY ORDINANCE ... ... ... ... ... ... 1035
235 NURSES REGISTRATION ORDINANCE
Nurses Registration Rules ... ... ... ... ... 1035
236 PUBLIC HEALTH ORDINANCE
Cemeteries and Disposal of the Dead Regulations ... ... 1062
Cemetery (Public) (Bolans Village) Proclamation ... ... 1068









Title of Act or Ordinance
and of related subsidiary legislation.


CHAPTER


Cemetery (Public) (Liberta Village) Proclamation ...
Cemetery (Public) (Parham Village) Proclamation
Embalming Regulations... ...
Food (Hotels, Restaurants and Retail Shops) Regulations
Food (Selling in Open Air) Regulations ... .
House Refuse Regulations ... ......
Ice and Aerated Water Factories Regulations ...
Market Regulations ... ...... ...
Milk Regulations ... ... ......
Privy Regulations ... ... ... ...
Slaughterhouse Regulations ... ...
Swine Regulations ... ... ...
237 QUARANTINE ACT ... ... ... ...


TITLE XXVIII.
PUBLIC LOANS.


238 ACQuISrITON OF ANTIGUA SYNDICATE ESTATES TENANTRY AREAS
LOAN ORDINANCE ... ... ... ......
239 DEVELOPMENT (Cornmeal Industry) LOCAL LOAN ORDINANCE ...
240 DEVELOPMENT (Cotton Ginnery and Electricity) LOAN ORDINANCE
241 DEVELOPMENT (Electricity) LOAN ORDINANCE ... ...
242 DEVELOPMENT (Electricity and Telephones) LOCAL LOAN ORDI-
NANCE ... ... ... ... ...... ...
243 DEVELOPMENT (Housing Programme) LOAN ORDINANCE ... .
244 DEVELOPMENT (Purchase of Claremont) LOAN ORDINANCE ...
245 DEVELOPMENT (Telephone) LOAN ORDINANCE ......
246 DEVELOPMENT (Villa Housing) LOAN ORDINANCE ...
247 GENERAL DEVELOPMENT LOCAL LOAN (1952) ORDINANCE ...
248 GENERAL DEVELOPMENT LOCAL LOAN (1953) ORDINANCE ...
249 GENERAL LOAN AND STOCK ORDINANCE ... ...
250 GENERAL LOCAL LOAN ORDINANCE
General Local Loan Regulations ...... ...
251 HOUSING (Loan and Grant) ORDINANCE
Housing (Loan and Grant) Regulations ......


PAGE
... 1069
... 1070
... 1071
... 1074
... 1076
... 1078
... 1079
... 1083
... 1096
... 1107
... 1110
... 1119
... 1120


1123
1123
1123
1123


1123
1124
1124
1124
1124
1124
1125
1125

1125

1129









Title of Act or Ordinance
CHAPTER and of related subsidiary legislation. PAGE

TITLE XXIX.
PUBLIC OFFICES AND OFFICERS.
252 LEGAL OFFICERS (Appointment, Dismissal and Disciplinary Con-
trol) ORDINANCE ... ... .. ... ... ... 1135
253 PROMISSORY OATHS ACT ... ... .. ... ... 1135
254 PUBLIC OFFICES ORDINANCE ... .. ... ... ... 1135
255 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ORDINANCE
Public Service Commission Instructions ... ... ... 1135
Public Service Commission Regulations ... ... ... 1141
256 SENIOR LAW OFFICER (Powers) ORDINANCE ... ... ... 1143
257 TREASURY ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1143
258 TREASURY REGULATIONS (After Hours Work) ORDINANCE
Treasury (After Hours Work) Regulations ... ... ... 1143
259 TREASURY REORGANISATION
Treasury Reorganisation (Allocation of Duties) Order ... 1144


TITLE XXX.
PUBLIC REVENUE.
260 BILLS OF HEALTH (Fees) ORDINANCE ... ... ... ... 1149
261 CITY RATE ORDINANCE ... ... .. ... ... ... 1149
262 COTTON EXPORT LEVY ORDINANCE
Cotton (Levy) Order ... ... ... ... ... ... 1149
263 COURTS OF JUSTICE FEES ACT
Courts of Justice (Supreme Court) (Payment of Fees in Stamps)
O rder ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1150
Magistrates Courts (Civil Fees) (Payment in Stamps) Order ... 1151
Supreme Court (Fees in Bankruptcy Proceedings) Order ... 1153
Supreme Court (Fees in Civil Proceedings) Order ... ... 1156
Supreme Court (Fees in Matrimonial Proceedings) Order ... 1167
264 ENTERTAINMENT DUTY ORDINANCE ... ... ... ... 1170
265 EXPORT DUTY ORDINANCE ... ... ... ... ... 1170
266 INCOME TAX ORDINANCE
Income Tax (Appeals) Rules ... ... ... ... ... 1171
Income Tax (Double Taxation Relief) (Canada) Order ... 1179








Title of Act or Ordinance
and of related subsidiary legislation.


Income Tax (Double Taxation Relief) .(Denmark) Order ...
Income Tax (Double Taxation Relief) (New Zealand) Order...
Income Tax (Double Taxation Relief) (Norway) Order ...
Income Tax (Double Taxation Relief) (Sweden) Order ...


Income Tax (Double Taxation Relief) (United
Order ... ... ...
Income Tax (Double Taxation Relief) (U.S.A.) Or
Income Tax (Employments) Rules ...
Income Tax Rules ... ...
267 LAND TAX ORDINANCE ... ......
268 LICENSING (Intoxicating Liquor) ACT ...
269 PORTERS WATERMEN AND BOATS LICENSING
Porters and Jobbers Regulations ...
270 STAMP ACT
Stamps Order ... ...... ...
Stamp Vendors Order ... ...
271 TOBACCO DUTY ORDINANCE ......
272 TONNAGE DUTIES ORDINANCE ......
273 TRADE LICENCES ORDINANCE ......
274 TRADE AND REVENUE ORDINANCE
Bonding (Corks) Regulations ... ...
Government Warehouse (Scale of Charges) Reguk
Ports of Entry (English Harbour) Order ...


Ports of Entry (High Point) Order ...


Kingdom)
... ... 1235
der ... 1242
... ... 1260
... ... 1271
... ... 1294
... ... 1294

... ... 1294

... ... 1295
... ... 1296
... ... 1298
... ... 1298
... ... 1298

... ... 1299
Ltions ... 1300
... ... 1302
... ... 1303


TITLE XXXI.

PUBLIC UTILITIES.


275 GOVERNMENT ELECTRICITY, ICE AND COLD STORAGE ORDINANCE 1307
276 INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD ORDINANCE ... ... ... 1307
277 SLUM CLEARANCE AND HOUSING ORDINANCE
Central Housing Authority Rules ... ... ... ... 1308
Slum Clearance and Housing (Local Authority) Order ... 1309


CHAPTER


PAGE
1186
1200
1208
1221


..









Title of Act or Ordinance
and of related subsidiary legislation.


CHAPTER


278 TowN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ORDINANCE
All Saints Village Extension Scheme ...
Bendals Extension Scheme ...
Bethesda Extension Scheme ... .
Bolans Village Extension Scheme ...
Cedar Grove Village Extension Scheme
Five Islands Village Extension Scheme
Freemanville Extension Scheme ...
Pares Village Extension Scheme ...
Parham Extension Scheme ...
Parham Village Extension Scheme ...
St. Phillips Extension Scheme ... .
Table Hill Gordon Scheme ... .


Town and Country Planning (Local Authority) Order
Town and Country Planning Regulations ... .
Villa Area (Town Extension) Scheme ...
Willikies Village Extension Scheme ... ...


TITLE XXXII.
PUBLIC WORKS, ROADS AND SURVEYS.


279 COLONY SURVEY ORDINANCE ...
280 LAND SURVEYORS ACT ... ...
281 PUBLIC WORKS AND ROADS ACT
Public Works and Roads Regulations ...
282 ROADS ORDINANCE ... ...
283 VEHICLES AND ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE
Bicycle Order ...... ...
Bicycle Regulations ......
Motor Omnibus Regulations ... .
Speed Limit Areas Order ...


Traffic Signs (Kinds and Descriptions) Regulations
Vehicles and Road Traffic Regulations ...


TITLE XXXIII.
REAL PROPERTY AND CONVEYANCING.
284 LAND ACQUISITION ORDINANCE
Land Acquisition Declaration (Five Islands Estate) ...


PAGE


... ... ... 1311
... ... ... 1316
... ... ... 1321
... ... 1326
... ... ... 1331
... ... ... 1336
... ... ... 1341
... ... ... 1346
... ... ... 1352
... ... ... 1357
... ... ... 1362
... 1367


... 1372
... 1373
... 1384
... 1389


... ... ... 1397
... ... ... 1397

... ... ... 1397
... ... ... 1399


1399
1399
1401
1421
1421
1424


... 1459


"' "'
"' "' "'


"' "'









Title of Act or Ordi
and of related subsidiary
Land Acquisition Declaration (Grays
nation) ... ...
Land Acquisition Declaration (Nut G
Land Acquisition Declaration (Parha
Land Acquisition Declaration (Libert
Land Acquisition Resolution (Nation;


nance
legislation.
s Farm) (Swamp Recla-
... ... ... ...


rrov(
amn
a Vi
al P


285 LAND DEVELOPMENT (Control) ORDINANCE
286 LAND SETTLEMENT ACT ... ...
287 PARTITION ACT ... ......
288 REAL ESTATE CHARGES ACT ...
289 REAL PROPERTY ACT ... ...
290 REAL PROPERTY LIMITATION ACT ... .
291 REAL REPRESENTATIVE ACT ...
292 SETTLED ESTATES ACT ... ... ..
293 TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT ...
294 VENDOR AND PURCHASER (Land) ACT ...


PAGE

1460


... ... ... 1460
Town) ... ... 1461
village) ... ... 1462
purposes) ... ... 1463
... ... ... 1464
... ... ... 1464
... ... ... 1464
... ... ... 1465
... 1465
... ... ... 1465
... ... ... 1465
... ... ... 1465
... ... ... 1465
... ... ... 1465


TITLE XXXIV.
REGULATION AND CONTROL OF VARIOUS


MATTERS.


295 ACETATE OF LEAD (Prohibition) ACT ... ... ... ... 1469
296 AUCTIONEERS ORDINANCE ... ... ... ... ... ... 1469
297 BEACH CONTROL ORDINANCE ... ... ... ... ... 1469
298 BEACH PROTECTION ORDINANCE ... ... ... ... ... 1469
299 BOATS REGULATION ORDINANCE
Boats Regulations ... ... ... ... ... ... 1469
300 BOTANICAL GARDENS ORDINANCE
Botanical Gardens Regulations ... ... ... ... 1471
301 BUSH FIRES ORDINANCE ... ... ... ... ... ... 1472
302 CENSUS ORDINANCE ... ... ... .. .. ... 1472
303 CINEMATOGRAPH ORDINANCE
Cinematograph Regulations ... ... ... ... ... 1473
304 CIRCUS AND SIMILAR SHOWS ORDINANCE ... ... ... ... 1474
305 COMMISSIONS OF INQUIRY ACT ... ... ... ... ... 1474
306 COTTON TRAFFIC ORDINANCE ... ... ... 1474


CHAPTER









Title of Act or Ordinance
CHAPTER and of related subsidiary legislation.
307 EMERGENCY POWERS (Hurricane, Earthquake, Fire or Flood)
ORDINANCE ......... ... ...
308 EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN (Prohibition) ORDINANCE
309 EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN, YOUNG PERSONS AND CHILDREN ACT ...


310 EXPLOSIVES ORDINANCE
Explosives Order .........
311 EXPORTATION OF ARMS AND WARLIKE STORES ACT ...
312 FINANCE AND AUDIT ORDINANCE ... ... ...
313 FIREARMS ORDINANCE
Antigua Rifle Association (Recognition) Order ...
314 FORT JAMES (Regulation) ORDINANCE ......
315 LEAD PAINT (Protection Against Poisoning) ORDINANCE
Lead Paint Regulations... ...
316 MOTOR VEHICLES (Control of Hire) ORDINANCE
Motor Vehicles (Control of Hire) (Fees) Regulations ...
317 MOTOR VEHICLES INSURANCE (Third Party Risks) ORDINANCE
Motor Vehicles Insurance (Third Party Risks) Rules ...


NEWSPAPERS REGISTRATION ACT
NEWSPAPERS SURETY ORDINANCE
OBSTRUCTION OF STREETS (Prevention) O
Obstruction of Streets (Prevention)
OLD METAL AND MARINE STORES ORD
PETROLEUM ORDINANCE ...
PLANTING OF SUGAR CANE (Prohibition)
PREVENTION OF SMUGGLING ORDINANCE
PUBLIC MEETINGS AND PROCESSIONS 0
PUBLIC NOTICES ACT ...
RENT RESTRICTION ORDINANCE ...
SHOPS REGULATION ORDINANCE
Shop Hours Order ...
SIGNATURES TO PETITIONS ORDINANCE
SWORN WEIGHERS AND GAUGERS ACT
THIRD PARTIES (Rights against Insurers)
TOBACCO CONTROL ORDINANCE ...
TURTLE ORDINANCE ...
WAKES ORDINANCE


PAGE


1474
1474
1475


... 1475
... 1478
... 1478

... 1478
... 1479

... 1479

... 1482

... 1482
... 1492
... 1492


ORDINANCEE


Order .. ... ... 1492
INANCE .. ... ... 1493
... ... ... ... 1494
ORDINANCE ... ... 1494
... ... ... ... 1494
RDINANCE ... ... 1494
... ... ... ... 1494
... ... ... ... 1494

... ... ... ... 1495
... ... ... ... 1497
... ... ... ... 1497
ACT ... ... ... 1497
... ... .. ... 1497
... ... ... ... 1497
... ... ... ... 1497


...
..








Title of Act or Ordinance
CHAPTER and of related subsidiary legislation. PAGE
335 WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT
Weights and Measures (Inspection) By-law ... ... ... 1498
336 WHITE PHOSPHORUS MATCHES PROHIBITION ORDINANCE ... 1499

TITLE XXXV.
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS.
337 ANTIGUA DIOCESAN SYNOD INCORPORATION ACT ... ... ... 1501
338 CHURCH OF ENGLAND DISESTABLISHMENT ACT ... ... ... 1501
339 MORAVIAN CHURCH INCORPORATION AND VESTING ORDINANCE ... 1501
340 PILGRIM HOLINESS CHURCH INCORPORATION ACT ... ... 1501
341 SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH INCORPORATION ACT ... 1501
342 WESLEYAN METHODIST (Vesting of Property) ORDINANCE ... 1501
No subsidiary legislation.

TITLE XXXVI.
STATUS.
343 ADOPTION OF CHILDREN ACT
Adoption of Children Rules ... ... ... ... ... 1505
344 BIRTHS AND DEATHS (Registration) ACT
Births and Deaths (Registration) Regulations ... ... 1517
345 GUARDIANSHIP OF INFANTS ACT ... ... ... ... ... 1517
346 LEGITIMACY ACT
Legitimation Rules ... ... ... ... ... ... 1518
Re-registration of Births (Legitimated Persons) Regulations... 1525
347 MARRIAGE ORDINANCE ... ... ... ... ... ... 1528
348 MARRIAGE OF BRITISH SUBJECTS (Facilities) ACT ... ... ... 1528
349 MARRIAGE (Prohibition Degrees of Relationship) ACT ... ... 1528
350 MARRIAGES (Validating) JOSEPH GUY HETHERINGTON ORDINANCE 1528
351 MARRIAGES (Validating) AMBROSE JOHN WILLIAMS ORDINANCE 1529
352 MARRIED WOMEN'S PROPERTY ACT ... ... ... ... 1529
353 MARRIED WOMEN (Dispensation with Husband's Concurrence) ACT 1529

TITLE XXXVII.
TRADE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY.
354 AI TO PIONEER INDUSTRIES ORDINANCE
Aid to Pioneer Industries (Antigua Pottery Limited) (Pottery
Industry) Order ... ... ... ... ... ... 1533









Title of Act or Ordinance
and of related subsidiary legislation.


Aid to Pioneer Industries (Caribbean Tobacco Company
(Antigua) Limited) Order ......
Aid to Pioneer Industries (Clarence Payne) (Manufacture of
Cornmeal) Order ... ......
Aid to Pioneer Industries (Industrial Development Board)
(Manufacture of Corn Meal) Order ... ...
Aid to Pioneer Industries (Industrial Development Board)
(Manufacture of Starch) Order ... ...
Aid to Pioneer Industries (Industrial Development Board)
(Manufacture of Vegetable Oil) Order ......
Aid to Pioneer Industries (Manufacture of Cigarettes) Order ...
Aid to Pioneer Industries (Manufacture of Confectionery)
O rder ... ... ... ... ...
Aid to Pioneer Industries (Walter Moore) (Manufacture of
Confectionery) Order ... ... ... ... ...
Aid to Pioneer Industries (Manufacture of Cornmeal) Order ...
Aid to Pioneer Industries (Manufacture of Malt Liquors) Order
Aid to Pioneer Industries (Manufacture of Starch) Order ...
Aid to Pioneer Industries (Manufacture of Vegetable Oil)
O rder .. .. ... ......
Aid to Pioneer Industries (Pottery Industry) Order ... .
Aid to Pioneer Industries (Processing of Meat) Order ...
Aid to Pioneer Industries (William G. C. Wyer) Order ...


BILLS OF EXCHANGE ACT
BILLS OF LADING ACT
BILLS OF SALE ACT
COMPANIES ACT ...
COPYRIGHT ACT ...
DISTRIBUTION AND PRICE C


CHAPTER


... ... .. ... ... 1543
... ... ...... ... 1543
... ... ... ... ... ... 1543
.. . ... ... ... 1543
... ...... ... ... 1543
F GOODS ORDINANCE ... ... ... 1543


EXTERNAL TRADE ORDINANCE
External Trade (Import Restriction) Order ... ... ... 1544
Union of South Africa (Import Prohibition) Order ... ... 1546
FACTORIES ORDINANCE ... ... ... ... ... ... 1547
FACTORS ACT ... ... .. ... ... ... ... 1547
HOTELS AID ORDINANCE
Hotels Aid Regulations ... ... ... ... ... 1547
LABOUR COMMISSIONER ORDINANCE ... .. ... ... 1552


LABOUR (Minimum Wage) ACT
Labour (Minimum Wage) (Advisory Committee) Rules


PAGE


1534

1534

1535

1536

1536
1537

1538

1538
1539
1539
1540

1540
1541
1541
1542


1552









Title of Act or Ordinance
and of related subsidiary legislation.


LABOURERS' PAYMENT ORD
MERCHANDISE MARKS A4
PARTNERSHIP ACT ...


)INANCE ... ... ... ... 1554
T ... ... ... ... ... 1554
... ... ... ... ... ... 1554


370 PAWNBROKERS ACT ... ...... ...
371 SALE OF GOODS ACT ... ...... ...
372 SUGAR EXPORT CESS ORDINANCE
Sugar Export Cess Regulations ......
373 SUGAR QUOTAS ORDINANCE ...... ...
374 TEXTILES QUOTA ORDINANCE
Textiles Quota Regulations ... ......
375 TRADE DISPUTES (Arbitration and Inquiry) ACT ... .
376 TRADE UNIONS ACT
Rules of the Supreme Court (Trade Unions) ... .
Trade Unions Regulations ...... ...
377 WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION ACT
Workmen's Compensation (Prescribed Diseases) Order
Workmen's Compensation Regulations ...


TITLE XXXVIII.

TRUSTS AND TRUSTEES.


TRUSTEES ACT ... ...... ... ...
TRUSTEE INVESTMENT IN ANTIGUA GOVERNMENT SECURITIES
ORDINANCE ... ... ... ... ... ...


380 TRUSTEES AND MORTGAGEES ACT ...
381 TRUSTEES' RELIEF ACT ... ...
No subsidiary legislation.


CHAPTER


PAGE


... 1554
... 1554

... 1555
... 1559

... 1559
... 1565

... 1566
... 1568

... 1571
... 1572


1621


1621


... ... ... 1621
... ... ... 1621



















TITLE XXV.


CHAPTER


POSTAL AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

Title of Act or Ordinance
and of related subsidiary legislation.


216 POST OFFICE ACT
Parcel Post Agreement (1891) Canada ... ... ...
Parcel Post Agreement (1929) Canada ... ...
Parcel Post Agreement (Curacao) ... ......
Parcel Post Agreement (Guadeloupe) ... ... ...
Parcel Post Agreement (United States of America) ... .
Parcel Post Agreement (Windward Islands and Leeward
Islands) ... ... ... ... ...
Money Order Convention (Canada and Antigua) ...
Money Order Convention (United States of America and
Antigua ... ... ... ... ...
Postal Service Rules and Regulations ... ......


217 PRODUCTION OF TELEGRAMS ACT ......
218 TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT
Telecommunications Rules ... .. ...
Telecommunications (Licence and Fees) Order
219 TELEPHONE ORDINANCE
Telephone Regulations ... ...


PAGE

777
780
783
795
807

820
822


826
833


... ... 869

... ... 870
... ... 901

... ... 903






(CAP. 216 777


L.I. Gazette 14/1/1892
CHAPTER 216.

POST OFFICE ACT.

CONVENTION BETWEEN THE POST OFFICE OF CANADA AND
THE POST OFFICE OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS CONCERNING
THE EXCHANGE OF CLOSED PARCELS MAIL.

(Under the authority of the Post Office Act.)



For the purposes of further extending the postal relations between the
Dominion of Canada and the Leeward Islands, the undersigned, John Graham
Haggart, Postmaster General of Canada and Sir William Frederick Haynes
Smith, K.C.M.G., the Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the
Leeward Islands by virtue of authority vested in them, by law, have agreed upon
the following articles-


1. There shall be a regular exchange of closed parcels by mail, between
the Leeward Islands and Canada.


2. Such parcels shall be forwarded by Steamers subsidized by the
Canadian Government, and conveying mails directly between Canadian ports and
the Leeward Islands: Provided that each country shall be at liberty to transmit
parcels a decouvert via New York or any other intermediate office at such rates
of postage as may be prescribed by the country of origin.


3. The maximum weight of a single parcel shall be 15 pounds and the
maximum dimensions three and a half feet in length width or depth but in no
case shall the length and girth combined exceed six feet.


4. Each country shall fix the rate of postage to be collected in advance
on parcels and shall communicate to the other the rates so fixed from time to
time.


Post Office.






778 CAP. 216)


5. (1) Each administration shall retain the whole of the postage or fees
which it collects including any sums collected in respect of redirected or re-
turned parcels, but not including the sums to be credited in respect of the con-
veyance of transit parcels in accordance with Article 6 of the Canada-Leeward
Islands Parcel Post Agreement, 1929.

(2) Each administration shall make its own arrangements for the sea con-
veyance of its parcels.


6. Rescinded by Article 4 of the Canada-Leeward Islands Parcel Post
Agreement, 1929. (Vide page 781.)


7. The parcels exchanged shall not contain any article, the transmission
of which is prohibited under the regulations relating to other classes of matter
passing by mail between the two colonies; and such administration shall have
power to remove from the mails, and to destroy any parcel found to contain
decaying, offensive or dangerous matter, or any matter likely to cause injury
to the other contents of the mail.


8. Every parcel shall be accompanied by a customs declaration which
shall be affixed to the parcel shewing the value of the contents, and all parcels
received in either Country shall be subject to the customs laws and regulations
thereof.


9. The Post Office, St. Kitts, shall be the Parcels Post exchange office for
Nevis and the Virgin Islands and the Post Office at St. John, the exchange office
for Canada.


10. Each parcel mail shall be accompanied by a parcel bill, in which shall
be entered by the dispatching office the number of the parcels, the place of post-
age, the name of the addressee, the declared value of the contents, and the
number of rates prepaid, and also at the foot of the bill, the number of parcels
despatched, and the gross and net weight of the mail.


11. (1) Parcels shall be exchanged between the two countries in bags duly
fastened and sealed and distinctly labelled.

(2) The weight of any bag of parcels shall not exceed 80 pounds.


Post Office.






(CAP.216 779


(3) Each administration shall supply the bags which it requires for its own
mails and the empty bags shall be returned promptly by the receiving office to the
despatching office in the next mail.

12. Undelivered parcels may be redirected to the sender in the country
of origin, on prepayment of the same postage rate to which they were severally
originally liable.

13. Parcels which cannot be delivered to the persons addressed, and the
senders of which cannot be found, shall, unless otherwise determined in special
cases, after correspondence between the administrations be returned to the ad-
ministration of the country of origin for disposal as undelivered (dead) matter.

14. The amounts relating to charges made upon parcels shall be pre-
pared quarterly by the Post Office of Canada, and shall be transmitted in dupli-
cate to the Post Offices of the Leeward Islands for verification and settlement.

15. Any point not provided for which may arise in the treatment of a
parcel shall be dealt with according to the postal rules of the administration in
whose hands the parcel is at the time.

16. This convention shall take effect on the 1st January 1892 and shall
remain in force until the expiration of a period of six months after the date upon
which one of the two contracting administrations shall have notified the other
of its intention to terminate it.
Done in duplicate, and signed at Ottawa, Canada the twenty-seventh day
of October, one thousand eight hundred and ninety one and at Antigua the
thirty-first day of December one thousand eight hundred and ninety one.

L.S. JOHN HAGGART
Postmaster General.


W. F. HAYNES SMITH


Post Ofice.







780 CAP. 216)


S.R.O. (L.I.) 36/1929.
S.R.O. (L.I.) 42/1929
S.R.O. (L.I.) 2/1955.
S.R.O. 36/1959.

AGREEMENT DATED AT ANTIGUA MAY 27, 1929, AND AT OTTAWA
JUNE 22, 1929, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR WITH THE POST-
MASTER GENERAL OF CANADA UNDER SECTION 8 OF THE
POST OFFICE ACT CONCERNING THE EXCHANGE OF PARCELS
BY PARCEL POST.



The Agreement set out in the Schedule hereto between the Governor and
the Postmaster General of Canada concerning the exchange of parcels by Parcel
Post is hereby approved by the Governor in Council to come into operation with
effect from the first day of July, 1929.



SCHEDULE.

PARCEL POST BETWEEN CANADA AND THE LEEWARD ISLANDS.

Supplementary Agreement between the Post Office of Canada and the Post Office
of the Leeward Islands concerning the exchange of Parcels by Parcel Post.

ROUTES.

1. Article 2 of the Convention between the Post Office of Canada and the
Post Office of the Leeward Islands concerning the exchange of closed parcels mail
dated at Ottawa the 27th day of October, 1891, and at Antigua the 31st day of
December, 1891 (hereinafter referred to as the Convention of 1891) shall be amended
by the addition of the following words at the end of the Article: Provided that
each country shall be at liberty to transmit parcels i d6couvert via New York or
any other intermediate office at such rates of postage as may be prescribed by the
country of origin.

LIMIT OF WEIGHT.

2. Article 3 of the Convention of 1891 as amended in 1910 is hereby
rescinded and the following Article substituted therefore, viz:
3. The maximum weight of a single parcel shall be 15 pounds and the
maximum dimensions three and a half feet in length width or depth but in no
case shall the length and girth combined exceed six feet.


Post Ofice.






Post Office.


(CAP.216 781


RATES OF POSTAGE.
3. Article 4 of the Convention of 1891 as amended in 1910 is hereby rescinded
and the following Article substituted therefore:
4. Each country shall fix the rate of postage to be collected in advance on
parcels and shall communicate to the other the rates so fixed from time to time.

SEA CONVEYANCE.
4. Article 6 of the Convention of 1891 is hereby rescinded.

PACKING OF PARCELS.
5. Article 11 of the Convention of 1891 is hereby rescinded and the following
Article substituted therefore:
11. (1) Parcels shall be exchanged between the two countries in bags duly
fastened and sealed and distinctly labelled.
(2) The weight of any bag of parcels shall not exceed 80 pounds.
(3) Each administration shall supply the bags which it requires for its own
mails and the empty bags shall be returned promptly by the receiving office to the
despatching office in the next mail.

TRANSIT PARCELS.
6. (1) The two countries guarantee the right of transit for parcels over
their territory to or from any country with which they respectively have Parcel
Post communication.
(2) In the absence of any arrangement to the contrary the exchange of transit
parcels will be effected a d6couvert.
(3) The sums to be credited in respect of the conveyance of transit parcels
shall be in accordance with rates to be mutually communicated.

INSURED PARCELS.
7. (1) Parcel Post parcels exchanged between the Leeward Islands and
Canada may be insured.
(2) The Convention which regulates the exchange of Parcel Post parcels
between the Leeward Islands and Canada remains generally applicable to insured
parcels.
(3) Except in cases beyond control and in the cases hereinafter provided for,
indemnity shall be paid to the sender, or at the sender's request, to the addressee
for the loss, rifling or damage of insured parcels exchanged by the direct Parcel
Post service between the Leeward Islands and Canada while in the custody of the
postal service not to exceed the actual loss suffered or the amount of insurance
covered by the fee paid.
(4) Each country shall be responsible for insured parcels lost in its own service.







782 CAP. 216)


(5) The limit of insurance value shall be 300 gold francs for parcels posted
in Canada and 170 gold francs for parcels posted in the Leeward Islands.
(6) The insurance fees shall be fixed by the country of origin in respect of
parcels despatched.
(7) Rescinded by Article 2 of the Canada-Leeward Islands Parcel Post Agree-
ment (No. 2) 1929, S.R.O. (L.I.) 42/1929).
(8) The insurance number and the name of the office of origin of each parcel
shall be entered on lists to accompany each parcel post despatch.
(9) A certificate of posting, bearing thereon a receipt for the insurance fee,
must be obtained by the person posting the parcel.
(10) Parcels containing any of the following goods or articles may not be
accepted for insurance: postage stamps, eggs, fresh meat, glass, crockery, gramo-
phone records, semi-liquids, liquids, grease, bank notes, coin, bullion, gold dust,
jewellery, bonds, coupons, or securities, precious stones or any articles of an
exceptionally fragile or perishable nature.
(11) Compensation will not be given for damage sustained by a parcel which
has been delivered without external trace of injury and has been accepted by the
addressee.
(12) Application for indemnity must be made within six months of the date
of posting of the parcel and the insurance receipt must accompany the claim in
every case.
(13) Compensation will not be given when the loss or damage has been caused
by the fault or negligence of the sender or arises from the nature of the article.
(14) Compensation will not include indirect loss or loss of profits nor will it
include the postage or the insurance fee paid.

DETAILED ARRANGEMENTS.
8. The two countries of exchange shall mutually decide upon any other
measures of detail necessary for the carrying out of this Agreement.
This Agreement may be referred to as the Canada-Leeward Islands Parcel
Post Agreement, 1929, and shall come into operation on and from the first day
of July, 1929 and shall remain in force until the expiration of a period of six
months after the date upon which one of the two contracting Administrations
shall have notified the other of its intention to terminate it.
Done in duplicate at Antigua, Leeward Islands, the 27th day of May, 1929,
and at Ottawa, Canada the 22nd day of June, 1929.
EUSTACE FIENNES, Bart.,
Governor of the Leeward Islands.

P. J. VENIOT,
Postmaster General of Canada.


Post Office.







(CAP.216 783


S.R.O. (L.I.) 2/1931.


AGREEMENT DATED AT ANTIGUA JULY 29, 1930, AND AT
CURACAO SEPTEMBER 16, 1930, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR
WITH THE GOVERNOR OF CURACAO UNDER SECTION 8 OF
THE POST OFFICE ACT, FOR THE EXCHANGE OF POSTAL
PARCELS AND THE DETAILED REGULATIONS FOR ITS
EXECUTION.


The Agreement set out in the Schedule hereto between the Acting Governor
of the Leeward Islands and the Governor of Curasao concerning the exchange of
Parcels by Parcel Post is hereby approved by the Governor in Council with
effect from the first day of July, 1929.




PARCEL POST BETWEEN THE LEEWARD ISLANDS AND CURACAO.

The Government of the Leeward Islands (including in this term the several Colonies
of Antigua, Montserrat, St. Christopher Nevis and Anguilla and the British
Virgin Islands respectively) and the Government of Curafao (including the
islands of Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba and the Netherland
portion of St. Martin) agree to effect a regular direct exchange of parcels
between the Post Offices of the several Colonies.

AGREEMENT.

Article 1.
LIMITS OF WEIGHT AND SIZE.
1. A parcel for Curacao posted in the Leeward Islands must not exceed
22 pounds in weight, 3 feet 6 inches in length, or 6 feet in length and girth com-
bined; and a parcel for the Leeward Islands posted in Curacao must not exceed
10 kilogrammes in weight, nor 1.05 metres in length nor 1.80 metres in length
and girth combined. No parcel shall exceed a total volume of 55 cubic decimetres
(2 cubic feet).
2. As regards the exact calculation of the weight and dimensions of a parcel,
the view of the despatching office shall be accepted except in a case of obvious error.


Post Ofice.










Article 2.
PREPAYMENT OF POSTAGE. RATES.
1. The prepayment of postage on parcels shall be compulsory, except in
the case of redirected or returned parcels.
2. Each Administration shall fix the rate of postage to be collected in advance
on parcels and shall communicate to the other the rates so fixed from time to time.
At the commencement of the Agreement the rates shall be as follows-


In Curafao, etc.
For a parcel not exceeding Florins
1 kilogramme ... ... ... ... 0.675
5 ,,.. ... ... ... 1.125
10 ..... ... ... ... 2.025


In the Leeward Islands.

To Curacao, Aruba and To St. Martin,
For a parcel not exceeding Bonaire St. Eustatius and Saba

s. d. s. d.
3 pounds 1 6 1 0
7 ,, 2 3 20
11 ,, 3 0 3 0
22 ,, 5 3 5 0


3. Each Administration shall retain the whole of the postage or fees which
it collects, including any sums collected in respect of redirected or returned parcels,
and shall make its own arrangements for the sea conveyance of its parcels. The
service will not therefore give rise to accounts between the two contracting
Administrations.

Article 3.
FEE FOR DELIVERY AND FOR CLEARANCE THROUGH THE CUSTOMS.
The Postal Administration of Curacao may collect in respect of delivery and
clearance through the Customs, a fee not exceeding 50 centimes per parcel. The
Postal Administration of the Leeward Islands may collect for similar service a fee
not exceeding three pence.

Article 4.
PAYMENT OF CUSTOMS AND OTHER CHARGES.
Customs charges or other non-postal charges shall be paid by the addressees
of parcels.


Post Office.


CAP. 216)






Post Office. (CAP. 216 785


Article 5.
PROHIBITIONS.
1. It is forbidden to enclose in a postal parcel-
(a) explosive, inflammable or dangerous substances (including loaded
metal caps, live cartridges and matches);
(b) articles of an obscene or immoral nature;
(c) articles, the admission of which is not permitted by law or by the
Customs or other regulations;
(d) letters or communications which constitute an actual or personal
correspondence, as well as correspondence or packets of any kind bearing an
address other than that of the addressee of the parcel.
(It is, however, permissible to enclose in a parcel an open invoice con-
fined to the particulars which constitute an invoice, and a simple copy of the
address of the parcel with the address of the sender also.)
(e) live animals (except bees, which must be enclosed in boxes so as to
avoid all danger to postal officers and to allow the contents to be ascertained).
2. A parcel which has been wrongly admitted to the post shall be returned
to the office of origin, unless the Administration of the country of destination is
authorized by its legislation to dispose of it otherwise. In the latter case the office
of despatch shall be informed in a precise manner of the treatment accorded to
the parcel.
Nevertheless, the fact that a parcel contains a letter or communication which
constitutes an actual or personal correspondence shall not, in any case, entail its
return to the office of origin.
3. Explosive, inflammable or dangerous substances and articles of an obscene
or immoral nature shall not be returned to the office of origin; they shall be dis-
posed of by the Administration which has found them in the mails in accordance
with its own internal regulations.
Article 6.
REDIRECTION.
1. A parcel may be redirected in consequence of the addressee's change of
address in the country of destination. The Administration of the country of destina-
tion may collect the redirection charge prescribed by its internal regulations.
Similarly a parcel may be redirected from one of the two countries which are
parties to this Agreement to another country provided that the parcel complies
with the conditions required for its further conveyance and provided as a rule
that the extra postage is prepaid at the time of the redirection or documentary
evidence is produced that the addressee will pay it.
2. Additional charges levied in respect of redirection and not paid by the
addressee or his representative shall not be cancelled in case of further redirection
or of return to origin, but shall be collected from the addressee or from the sender,
as the case may be, without prejudice to the payment of any special charges incurred
which the country of destination does not agree to cancel.






786 CAP. 216) Post Ofice.


Article 7.
MISSENT PARCELS.
Parcels received out of course, or wrongly allowed to be despatched, shall
be transmitted in accordance with the provisions of Article 8 of the Detailed
Regulations.

Article 8.
NON-DELIVERY.
1. In the absence of a request by the sender to the contrary a parcel which
cannot be delivered shall be returned to the sender without previous notification
and at his expense after retention for the period prescribed by the regulations of
the country of destination.
2. The sender may request at the time of posting that, if the parcel cannot
be delivered as addressed, it may be either (a) treated as abandoned, or (b) tendered
for delivery at a second address in the country of destination. No other alternative
is admissible. If the sender avails himself of this facility his request must appear
on the Despatch Note and must be in conformity with, or analogous to, one of
the following forms : -
"If not deliverable as addressed, abandon."
"If not deliverable as addressed, deliver to ..................................."
The same request must also be written on the cover of the parcel.

Article 9.
CANCELLATION OF CUSTOMS CHARGES.
Both parties to this Agreement undertake to urge their respective Customs
Administrations to cancel Customs charges on parcels which are returned to the
country of origin, abandoned by the senders, destroyed, or redirected to a third
country.

Article 10.
SALE. DESTRUCTION.
Articles in danger of deterioration or corruption, and these only, may be
sold immediately, even when in transit on the outward or return journey, without
previous notice or judicial formality. If for any reason a sale is impossible the
spoilt or putrid articles shall be destroyed.

Article 11.
ABANDONED PARCELS.
Parcels which cannot be delivered to the addressees and which the senders
have abandoned shall not be returned by the office of destination, but shall be
treated in accordance with its legislation.







Post Ofice. (CAP.216 787


Article 12.
ENQUIRES.
1. A fee not exceeding 1 franc may be charged for every enquiry concerning
parcel.
2. Enquiries shall be admitted only within the period of one year from the
ate following the date of posting.
3. When an enquiry is the outcome of an irregularity in the postal service,
e enquiry fee shall be refunded.

Article 13.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE.
1. Except in the cases mentioned in the following Article, the two Admini-
trations shall be responsible for the loss of parcels and for the loss, abstraction or
damage of their contents or of a part thereof.
The sender is entitled under this head to compensation corresponding to the
ctual amount of the loss, abstraction or damage. The amount of compensation
hall not exceed 10 francs for a parcel not exceeding one kilogramme (3 lb.),
nd 15 francs for a parcel exceeding one kilogramme but not exceeding three
-ilogrammes (7 lb.), 25 francs for a parcel exceeding three kilogrammes but not
exceeding five kilogrammes (11 lb.) and 40 francs for a parcel exceeding five kilo-
grammes but not exceeding 10 kilogrammes (22 lb.).
In cases where the loss, damage or abstraction occurs in the service of the
country of destination, the office of destination may pay compensation to the
addressee at its own expense and without consulting the office of origin, provided
that the addressee can prove that the sender has waived his rights in the addressee's
favour.
2. In calculating the amount of compensation, indirect loss or loss of profits
shall not be taken into consideration.
3. Compensation shall be calculated on the current price of goods of the
same nature at the place and time at which the goods were accepted for
transmission.
4. Where compensation is due for the loss, destruction or complete damage
of a parcel or for the abstraction of the whole of the contents, the sender is entitled
to the return of the postage also.

Article 14.
EXCEPTIONS TO THE PRINCIPLE OF RESPONSIBILITY.
The two Administrations shall be relieved of all responsibility-
(a) In cases beyond control (force majeure);
(b) When they are unable to account for parcels in consequence of the
destruction of official documents through a cause beyond control (force
majeure);







788 CAP. 216)


Post Ofice.


(c) When the damage has been caused by the fault or negligence of the
sender, or when it arises from the nature of the article;
(d) For parcels of which the contents fall under the ban of one of the
prohibitions mentioned in Article 6;
(e) In respect of parcels regarding which enquiry has not been made
within the period prescribed by Article 12;
(f) In respect of any parcels containing precious stones, jewellery or any
article of gold or silver exceeding 100 sterling (2500 francs) in value, not
packed in a box of the size prescribed by Article 4, section 3 of the Detailed
Regulations.

Article 15.
TERMINATION OF RESPONSIBILITY.
The two Administrations shall cease to be responsible for parcels which have
been delivered in accordance with their internal regulations and of which the
owners or their agents have accepted delivery without reservation.

Article 16.
PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION.
The payment of compensation shall be undertaken by the office of origin
except in cases indicated in Article 13, section 1, where payment is made by the
office of destination. The office of origin may, however, after obtaining the sender's
consent, authorize the office of destination to settle with the addressee. The paying
office retains the right to make a claim against the office responsible.

Article 17.
PERIOD FOR PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION.
1. Compensation shall be paid as soon as possible and, at the latest, within
one year from the day following the date of enquiry.
2. The despatching office is authorized to settle with the sender on behalf
of the other office if the latter, after being duly informed of the application, has
let nine months pass without giving a decision in the matter.
3. The despatching office may exceptionally postpone the settlement of
compensation beyond the period of one year when the question of responsibility
cannot be settled owing to circumstances over which the Administrations concerned
have no control.

Article 18.
INCIDENCE OF COST OF COMPENSATION.
1. Until the contrary is proved responsibility shall rest with the office which,
having received the parcel from the other office without making any reservation







Post Office. (CAP. 216 789


and having been furnished with all the particulars for investigation prescribed by
the regulations, cannot establish either proper delivery to the addressee or regular
transfer to the following office, as the case may be.
2. If in the case of a parcel despatched from one of the two countries for
delivery in the other, the loss, abstraction or damage has occurred in course of
conveyance without its being possible to prove in the service of which country the
irregularity took place the two Administrations shall bear in equal shares the
amount of compensation.
3. Customs and other charges which it has not been possible to cancel shall
be borne by the Administration responsible for the loss, damage or abstraction.
4. By paying compensation the Administration concerned takes over, to the
extent of the amount paid, the rights of the person who has received compensation
in any action which may be taken against the addressee, the sender or a third party.
If, however, a parcel which has been regarded as lost is subsequently found,
in whole or in part, the person to whom compensation has been paid shall be
informed that he is at liberty to take possession of the parcel against repayment of
the amount paid as compensation.

Article 19.
REPAYMENT OF THE COMPENSATION TO THE DESPATCHING OFFICE.

The office responsible or on whose account the payment is made in accordance
with Article 16 is bound to repay the amount of compensation within a period of
three months after notification of payment.
The office of which the responsibility is duly proved and which has originally
declined to pay compensation is bound to bear all the additional charges resulting
from the unwarranted delay in payment.

Article 20.
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.
1. The francs and centimes mentioned in this Agreement are gold francs
and centimes as defined in the Postal Union Convention of London.
2. Parcels shall not be subjected to any postal charge other than those con-
templated in this Agreement except by mutual consent of the two Administrations.
3. In extraordinary circumstances either Administration may temporarily
suspend the Parcel Post, either entirely or partially, on condition of giving imme-
diate notice, if necessary by telegraph, to the other Administration.
4. The two Administrations have drawn up the following Detailed Regula-
tions for ensuring the execution of the present Agreement. Further matters of
detail not inconsistent with the general provisions of this Agreement and not pro-
vided for in the Detailed Regulations, may be arranged from time to time by
mutual consent.







Post Office.


5. The internal legislation of the Leeward Islands and of Curagao shall
remain applicable as regards everything not provided for by the stipulations con-
tained in the present Agreement and in the detailed Regulations for its execution.


Article 21.

ENTRY INTO FORCE AND DURATION OF AGREEMENT.

This Agreement shall come into force on a date to be fixed by mutual agree-
ment between the two Administrations and shall remain in force until the expiration
of one year from the date on which it may be denounced by either of the two
Administrations.
In witness whereof the undersigned, duly authorized for that purpose, have
signed the present Agreement, and have affixed their seals thereto.
Done in duplicate at Antigua, Leeward Islands, the 29th day of July, 1930,
and at Curacao the 16th day of September, 1930.





EDWARD BAYNES,


Acting Governor of the
Leeward Islands.










VAN SLOBBE,
Governor of Curacao.


(Seal.)


(Seal.)


CAP. 216)







(CAP. 216 791


DETAILED REGULATIONS FOR CARRYING OUT THE PARCEL POST
AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE LEEWARD ISLANDS AND CURACAO.

Article 1.
MISSENT PARCELS.
Missent parcels shall be retransmitted to their proper destination by the most
direct route at the disposal of the office retransmitting them.

Article 2.
METHOD OF TRANSMISSION. PROVISION OF BAGS.
1. The exchange of parcels between the two countries shall be effected by
the offices appointed by agreement between the two Administrations.
2. Parcels shall be exchanged between the two countries in bags duly fastened
and sealed.
3. A label showing the Office of Exchange of origin and the Office of
Exchange of destination shall be attached to the neck of each bag, the number
of parcels contained in the bag being indicated on the back of the label.
4. The bag containing the parcel bills and other documents shall be
distinctively labelled.
5. The weight of any bag of parcels shall not exceed 36 kilogrammes (80
pounds avoirdupois).
6. Each of the contracting Administrations shall supply the bags which it
requires for its own mails and the empty bags shall be returned promptly by the
receiving office to the despatching office in the next mail. The number of empty
hags returned shall be advised on the parcel bill of the mail in which they are
enclosed.
Article 3.
MAKE-UP OF PARCELS.
Every parcel shall-
(a) bear the exact address of the addressee in Roman characters. Addresses
in pencil shall not be allowed provided that parcels bearing addresses written
with copying-ink pencil on a surface previously damped shall be accepted.
The address shall be written on the parcel itself or on a label so firmly
attached to it that it cannot become detached. The sender of a parcel shall
be. advised to enclose in the parcel a copy of the address together with a note
of his own address;
(b) be packed in a manner adequate for the length of the journey and
for the protection of the contents. Articles liable to injure officers of the
Post Office or to damage other parcels shall be so packed as to prevent any
risk. Parcels may be sealed by impressions on wax, by lead seals, or in any
other way with the uniform private impression or mark of the sender.


Post Office.







792 CAP. 216)


Article 4.

SPECIAL PACKING.

1. Liquids and substances which easily liquefy shall be packed in a double ;
receptacle. Between the first receptacle (bottle, flask, pot, &c.) and the second I
(box of metal or of stout wood) shall be left a space which shall be filled with
sawdust, bran, or some other absorbent material in sufficient quantity to absorb
all the liquid contents in the case of breakage.
2. Colouring substance such as aniline, etc., shall be admitted only if enclosed ?
in stout metal boxes placed inside wooden boxes with sawdust between the two
receptacles. Dry non-colouring powders shall be placed in boxes of metal, wood
or cardboard; these boxes shall themselves be enclosed in a cover of linen or
parchment.
3. Every parcel containing precious stones, jewellery or any article of gold
or silver exceeding 100 sterling (2500 francs) in value shall be packed in a box
measuring not less than 3 feet 6 inches (1.05 metres) in length and girth combined.

Article 5.

DESPATCH NOTES AND CUSTOMS DECLARATIONS.

1. Each parcel shall be accompanied by a Despatch Note and by Customs
Declarations according to the regulations of the country of destination, and the
Customs Declarations shall be firmly attached to the Despatch Note.
2. Nevertheless a single Despatch Note and a single set of Customs Declara-
tions may suffice for two or three (but not more) ordinary parcels posted at the
same time by one sender to one addressee.
3. The two Administrations accept no responsibility in respect of the accuracy
of Customs Declarations.

Article 6.

SERIAL NUMBER AND PLACE OF POSTING.

Each parcel and the relative Despatch Note as well shall bear a label indicating
the serial number and the name of the office of posting. An office of posting
shall not use two or more series of labels at the same time, unless each series is
provided with a distinctive mark.

Article 7.

DATE STAMP IMPRESSION.
The Despatch Note shall be impressed by the Office of posting, on the address
side, with a stamp showing the place and date of posting.


Post Office.







Post Office. (CAP. 216 793


Article 8.
RE-TRANSMISSION.
1. The office re-transmitting a missent parcel shall not levy Customs or
other non-postal charges upon it.
2. A parcel shall be re-transmitted in its original packing and shall be
accompanied by the Despatch Note prepared by the office of origin. If the parcel,
for any reason whatsoever, has to be repacked, or if the original Despatch Note
has to be replaced by a substitute Note, the name of the office of origin of the
parcel and the original serial number shall be entered both on the parcel and
on the Despatch Note.

Article 9.
RETURN OF UNDELIVERED PARCELS.
1. If the sender of an undeliverable parcel has made a request not provided
for by Article 8, section 2 of the Agreement, the office of destination need not comply
with it but may return the parcel to the office of origin, after retention for the
period prescribed by the regulations of the country of destination.
2. The office which returns a parcel to the sender shall indicate clearly and
concisely thereon the cause of non-delivery. This information may be furnished
in manuscript or by means of a stamped impression or label.
3. A parcel to be returned to the sender shall be entered on the Parcel Bill
with the word "Rebut" in the "Observations" column. It shall be dealt with and
charged like a parcel redirected in consequence of the removal of the addressee.


Article 10.
SALE. DESTRUCTION.
1. When a parcel has been sold or destroyed in accordance with the provisions
of Article 10 of the Agreement, a report of the sale or destruction shall be prepared.
2. The proceeds of the sale shall be used in the first place to defray the
charges on the parcel. Any balance which there may be shall be forwarded to the
office of origin for payment to the sender, on whom the cost of forwarding it
shall fall.

Article 11.
ENQUIRIES CONCERNING PARCELS.
For enquiries concerning parcels a form shall be used similar to the specimen
annexed to the Detailed Regulations of the Parcel Post Agreement of the Universal
Postal Union. These forms shall be forwarded to the offices appointed by the two
Administrations to deal with them and they shall be dealt with in the manner
mutually arranged between the two Administrations.







794 CAP. 216)


Article 12.
PARCEL BILL.
1. Returned and redirected parcels shall be entered individually by the
despatching Office of Exchange on a Parcel Bill similar to the specimen annexed
to the Detailed Regulations of the Parcel Post Agreement of the Universal Postal
Union. Other parcels shall be entered on the Parcels Bills in bulk. The Despatch
Notes and Customs Declarations shall be forwarded with the Parcel Bill.
2. Each Despatching Office of Exchange shall number the Parcel Bills in the
top left-hand corner in an annual series for each office of exchange of destination,
and as far as possible shall enter below the number the name of the ship conveying
the mail. A note of the last number of the year shall be made on the first Parcel
Bill of the following year.

Article 13.
CHECK BY OFFICE OF EXCHANGE. NOTIFICATION OF IRREGULARITIES.
On the receipt of a mail, the Office of Exchange shall check the parcels and
the various documents which accompany them against the particulars entered on
the relative Bill, and, if necessary, shall report missing articles or other irregularities
by means of a Verification Note.

Article 14.
COMMUNICATIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS.
Each Administration shall furnish to the other all necessary information on
points of detail in connection with the working of the service.

Article 15.
ENTRY INTO FORCE AND DURATION OF THE DETAILED REGULATIONS.
The present Detailed Regulations shall come into operation on the day on
which the Parcel Post Agreement comes into force and shall have the same
duration as the Agreement. The Administrations concerned shall, however, have
the power by mutual consent to modify the details from time to time.
Done in duplicate at Antigua, Leeward Islands, the 29th day of July, 1930,
and at CuraGao, the 16th day of September, 1930.


EDWARD BAYNES,
Acting Governor of the Leeward Islands.


VAN SLOBBE,
Governor of Curacao.


Post Office.







(CAP. 216 795


S.R.O. (L.I.) 12/1929.


AGREEMENT DATED AT ANTIGUA FEBRUARY 8, 1929, AND AT
GUADELOUPE MARCH 6, 1929, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR
WITH THE GOVERNOR OF GUADELOUPE AND DEPENDEN-
CIES UNDER SECTION 8 OF THE POST OFFICE ACT FOR THE
EXCHANGE OF POSTAL PARCELS AND THE DETAILED REGU-
LATIONS FOR ITS EXECUTION.




The Government of the Leeward Islands (including in this term the several
Colonies of Antigua, Montserrat, St. Christopher Nevis and Anguilla and the
British Virgin Islands respectively) and the Government of Guadeloupe and
Dependencies (including the Islands of Desirade, Les Saintes, Marie Galante,
Petite Terre, St. Bartholomew and the French portion of St. Martins) agree to
effect a regular direct exchange of parcels between the Post Offices of the several
Colonies.



AGREEMENT.

Article I.
LIMITS OF WEIGHT AND SIZE.
I. A parcel for Guadeloupe posted in the Leeward Islands shall not exceed
11 pounds in weight, 3 feet 6 inches in length, or 6 feet in length and girth com-
bined; and a parcel for the Leeward Islands posted in Guadeloupe shall not exceed
5 kilogrammes in weight, 1.05 metres in length or 1.80 metres in length and girth
combined.
2. As regards the exact calculation of the weight and dimensions of a parcel,
the view of the despatching office shall be accepted except in a case of obvious error.

Article 2.
PREPAYMENT OF POSTAGE. RATES.
1. The prepayment of postage on parcels shall be compulsory, except in the
case of redirected or returned parcels.


Post Ofice.






796 CAP. 216)


The amounts to be paid on posting are as follows-
(a) In Guadeloupe and its dependencies-
3 francs for each parcel not exceeding 3 kilos;
5 francs for each parcel above 3 and under 5 kilos (maximum weight);
(b) In the Leeward Islands-
one shilling for each parcel not exceeding 3 lb.;
two shillings for each parcel not exceeding 7 lb.;
three shillings for each parcel not exceeding 11 lb.
2. Each Administration shall retain the whole of the postage or fees which
it collects, including any sums collected in respect of redirected or returned parcels,
and shall make its own arrangements for the sea conveyance of its parcels. The
service will not therefore give rise to accounts between the two contracting
Administrations.

Article 3.
FEE FOR DELIVERY AND FOR CLEARANCE THROUGH THE CUSTOMS.
The Postal Administration of Guadeloupe may collect in respect of delivery
and clearance through the Customs, a fee not exceeding 50 centimes per parcel.
The Postal Administration of the Leeward Islands may collect for similar service
a fee not exceeding 3d.

Article 4.
PAYMENT OF CUSTOMS AND OTHER CHARGES.
Customs charges or other non-postal charges shall be paid by the addressees
of parcels.

Article 5.
WAREHOUSING CHARGE.
The Postal Administration of Guadeloupe may collect any warehousing
charge fixed by its legislation for a parcel which is addressed "Poste restante" or
which is not claimed within the prescribed period.
This charge shall in no case exceed 5 francs.


Article 6.
PROHIBITIONS.
1. It is forbidden to enclose in a postal parcel-
(a) explosive, inflammable or dangerous substances (including loaded
metal caps, live cartridges and matches);
(b) articles of an obscene or immoral nature;


Post Office.







(CAP. 216 797


(c) articles, the admission of which is not permitted by law or by the
Customs or other regulations;
(d) letters or communications which constitute an actual or personal
correspondence, as well as correspondence or packets of any kind bearing
an address other than that of the addressee of the parcel.
(It is, however, permissible to enclose in a parcel an open invoice con-
fined to the particulars which constitute an invoice, and a simple copy of the
address of the parcel with the address of the sender also);
(e) live animals (except bees, which must be enclosed in boxes so as to
avoid all danger to postal officers and to allow the contents to be ascertained).
2. A parcel which has been wrongly admitted to the post shall be returned
o the office of origin, unless the Administration of the country of destination is
authorized by its legislation to dispose of it otherwise. In the latter case the office
f despatch shall be informed in a precise manner of the treatment accorded
o the parcel.
Nevertheless, the fact that a parcel contains a letter or communication which
institutes an actual or personal correspondence shall not, in any case, entail its
return to the office of origin.
3. Explosive, inflammable or dangerous substances and articles of an obscene
r immoral nature shall not be returned to the office of origin; they shall be dis-
osed of by the Administration which has found them in the mails in accordance
vith its own internal regulations.

Article 7.
REDIRECTION.
1. A parcel may be redirected in consequence of the addressee's change of
address in the country of destination. The Administration of the country of destina-
ion may collect the redirection charge prescribed by its internal regulations. Simi-
arly a parcel may be redirected from one of the two countries which are parties
o this Agreement to another country provided that the parcel complies with the
conditions required for its further conveyance and provided as a rule that the
xtra postage is prepaid at the time of the redirection or documentary evidence is
produced that the addressee will pay it.
2. Additional charges levied in respect of redirection and not paid by the
ddressee or his representative shall not be cancelled in case of further redirection
br of return to origin, but shall be collected from the addressee or from the sender,
is the case may be, without prejudice to the payment of any special charges incurred
which the country of destination does not agree to cancel.

Article 8.
MISSENT PARCELS.
Parcels received out of course, or wrongly allowed to be despatched, shall
)e transmitted in accordance with the provisions of Article 8 of the Detailed
Regulations.


Post Office.







798 CAP. 216)


Article 9.

NON-DELIVERY.

1. In the absence of a request by the sender to the contrary a parcel which
cannot be delivered shall be returned to the sender without previous notification
and at his expense after retention for the period prescribed by the regulations of
the country of destination.
2. The sender may request at the time of posting that, if the parcel cannot
be delivered as addressed, it may be either (a) treated as abandoned, or (b) tendered
for delivery at a second address in the country of destination. No other alternative
is admissible. If the sender avails himself of this facility his request must appear
on the Despatch Note and must be in conformity with, or analogous to, one of
the following forms:-
"If not deliverable as addressed, abandon."
"If not deliverable as addressed, deliver to ................................."
The same request must also be written on the cover of the parcel.


Article 10.

CANCELLATION OF CUSTOMS CHARGES.

Both parties to this Agreement undertake to urge their respective Customs
Administrations to cancel Customs charges on parcels which are returned to the
country of origin, abandoned by the senders, destroyed, or redirected to a third
country.


Article 11.

SALE. DESTRUCTION.

Articles in danger of deterioration or corruption, and these only, may be sold
immediately, even when in transit on the outward or return journey, without
previous notice or judicial formality. If for any reason a sale is impossible the
spoilt or putrid articles shall be destroyed.


Article 12.

ABANDONED PARCELS.

Parcels which cannot be delivered to the addressees and which the senders
have abandoned shall not be returned by the office of destination, but shall be
treated in accordance with its legislation.


Post Office.







Post Office. (CAP. 216 799


Article 13.
ENQUIRIES.
1. A fee not exceeding 1 franc may be charged for every enquiry concerning
a parcel.
2. Enquiries shall be admitted only within the period of one year from the
date following the date of posting.
3. When an enquiry is the outcome of an irregularity in the postal service,
the enquiry fee shall be refunded.


Article 14.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR Loss OR DAMAGE.

1. Except in the cases mentioned in the following Article, the two Admini-
strations shall be responsible for the loss of parcels and for the loss, abstraction
or damage of their contents or of a part thereof.
The sender is entitled under this head to compensation corresponding to the
actual amount of the loss, abstraction or damage. The amount of compensation
shall not exceed 10 francs for a parcel not exceeding one kilogramme (3 lb.), and
25 francs for a parcel exceeding one kilogramme but not exceeding five kilo-
grammes (11 lb.).
In cases where the loss, damage or abstraction occurs in the service of the
country of destination, the office of destination may pay compensation to the
addressee at its own expense and without consulting the office of origin, provided
that the addressee can prove that the sender has waived his rights in the
addressee's favour.
2. In calculating the amount of compensation, indirect loss or loss of profits
shall not be taken into consideration.
3. Compensation shall be calculated on the current price of goods of the
same nature at the place and time at which the goods were accepted for transmission.
4. Where compensation is due for the loss, destruction or complete damage of a
parcel or for the abstraction of the whole of the contents, the sender is entitled
to the return of the postage also.


Article 15.

EXCEPTIONS TO THE PRINCIPLE OF RESPONSIBILITY.

The two Administrations shall be relieved of all responsibility-
(a) In cases beyond control (force majeure);
(b) When they are unable to account for parcels in consequence of the
destruction of official documents through a cause beyond control (force
majeure);







800 CAP. 216)


Post Ofice.


(c) When the damage has been caused by the fault or negligence of the
sender, or when it arises from the nature of the article;
(d) For parcels of which the contents fall under the ban of one of the
prohibitions mentioned in Article 6;
(e) In respect of parcels regarding which enquiry has not been made
within the period prescribed by Article 13;
(f) In respect of any parcels containing precious stones, jewellery or
any article of gold or silver exceeding 100 sterling (2500 francs) in value,
not packed in a box of the size prescribed by Article 4, section 3 of the
Detailed Regulations.


Article 16.

TERMINATION OF RESPONSIBILITY.

The two Administrations shall cease to be responsible for parcels which have
been delivered in accordance with their internal regulations and of which the
owners or their agents have accepted delivery without reservation.


Article 17.

PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION.

The payment of compensation shall be undertaken by the office of origin
except in cases indicated in Article 14, section 1, where payment is made by the
office of destination. The office of origin may, however, after obtaining the sender's
consent, authorize the office of destination to settle with the addressee. The paying
office retains the right to make a claim against the office responsible.


Article 18.

PERIOD FOR PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION.

1. Compensation shall be paid as soon as possible and, at the latest, within
one year from the day following the date of enquiry.
2. The despatching office is authorized to settle with the sender on behalf
of the other office if the latter, after being duly informed of the application, has
let nine months pass without giving a decision in the matter.
3. The despatching office may exceptionally postpone the settlement of
compensation beyond the period of one year when the question of responsibility
cannot be settled owing to circumstances over which the Administrator con-
cerned have no control.






Post Office. (CAP. 216 801


Article 19.
INCIDENCE OF COST OF COMPENSATION.
1. Until the contrary is proved responsibility shall rest with the office which,
having received the parcel from the other office without making any reservation
md having been furnished with all the particulars for investigation prescribed by
he regulations, cannot establish either proper delivery to the addressee or regular
transfer to the following office, as the case may be.
2. If in the case of a parcel despatched from one of the two countries for
delivery in the other, the loss, abstraction or damage has occurred in course of
conveyance without its being possible to prove in the service of which country
the irregularity took place the two Administrations shall bear in equal shares the
amount of compensation.
3. Customs and other charges which it has not been possible to cancel shall
be borne by the Administration responsible for the loss, damage or abstraction.
4. By paying compensation the Administration concerned takes over, to the
extent of the amount paid, the rights of the person who has received compensation
in any action which may be taken against the addressee, the sender or a third party.
If, however, a parcel which has been regarded as lost is subsequently found,
in whole or in part, the person to whom compensation has been paid shall be
informed that he is at liberty to take possession of the parcel against repayment
)f the amount paid as compensation.

Article 20.
REPAYMENT OF THE COMPENSATION TO THE DESPATCHING OFFICE.
The office responsible or on whose account the payment is made in accordance
vith Article 17 is bound to repay the amount of compensation within a period of
:hree months after notification of payment.
The office of which the responsibility is duly proved and which has originally
declined to pay compensation is bound to bear all the additional charges resulting
rom the unwarranted delay in payment.


Article 21.
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.
1. The francs and centimes mentioned in this Agreement are gold francs
ind centimes as defined in the Postal Union Convention of Stockholm.
2. Parcels shall not be subjected to any postal charge other than those con-
emplated in this Agreement except. by mutual consent of the two Administrations.
3. In extraordinary circumstances either Administration may temporarily
spend the Parcel Post, either entirely or partially, on condition of giving imme-
Hate notice, if necessary by telegraph, to the other Administration.






802 CAP. 216) Post Office.


4. The two Administrations have drawn up the following Detailed Regula-
tions for ensuring the execution of the present Agreement. Further matters of detail
not inconsistent with the general provisions of this Agreement and not provided
for in the Detailed Regulations, may be arranged from time to time by mutual
consent.
5. The internal legislation of the Leeward Islands and of Guadeloupe shall
remain applicable as regards everything not provided for by the stipulations con-
tained in the present Agreement and in the Detailed Regulations for its execution.

Article 22.
ENTRY INTO FORCE AND DURATION OF AGREEMENT.
This Agreement shall come into force on a date to be fixed by mutual agree-
ment between the two Administrations and shall remain in force until the expiration
of one year from the date on which it may be denounced by either of the two
Administrations.
In witness whereof the undersigned, duly authorized for that purpose, have
signed the present Agreement, and have affixed their seals thereto.
Done in duplicate at Antigua, Leeward Islands, the eighth day of February,
1929, and at Guadeloupe the sixth day of March, 1929.

EUSTACE FIENNES, Bart.,
(Seal.) Governor of the Leeward Islands.

LEFEBVRE,


(Seal.)


Governor of Guadeloupe and Dependencies.







(CAP. 216 803


DETAILED REGULATIONS FOR CARRYING OUT THE PARCEL POST
AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE LEEWARD ISLANDS AND GUADELOUPE.



Article 1.
MISSENT PARCELS.
Missent parcels shall be retransmitted to their proper destination by the most
direct route at the disposal of the office retransmitting them.

Article 2.
METHOD OF TRANSMISSION. PROVISION OF BAGS.
1. The exchange of parcels between the two countries shall be effected by
the offices appointed by agreement between the two Administrations.
2. Parcels shall be exchanged between the two countries in bags duly fastened
and sealed.
3. A label showing the Office of Exchange of origin and the Office of Ex-
change of destination shall be attached to the neck of each bag, the number of
parcels contained in the bag being indicated on the back of the label.
4. The bag containing the parcel bills and other documents shall be
distinctively labelled.
5. The weight of any bag of parcels shall not exceed 36 kilogrammes (80
pounds avoirdupois).
6. Each of the contracting Administrations shall supply the bags which it
requires for its own mails and the empty bags shall be returned promptly by the
receiving office to the despatching office in the next mail. The number of empty
bags returned shall be advised on the parcel bill of the mail in which they are
enclosed.

Article 3.
MAKE-UP OF PARCELS.
Every parcel shall-
(a) bear the exact address of the addressee in Roman characters. Addresses
in pencil shall not be allowed provided that parcels bearing addresses written
with copying-ink pencil on a surface previously damped shall be accepted.
The address shall be written on the parcel itself or on a label so firmly attached
to it that it cannot become detached. The sender of a parcel shall be advised
to enclose in the parcel a copy of the address together with a note of his
own address;
(b) be packed in a manner adequate for the length of the journey and
for the protection of the contents. Articles liable to injure officers of the Post
Office or to damage other parcels shall be so packed as to prevent any risk.


Post Ofce.







804 CAP. 216) Post Ofice.


Article 4.

SPECIAL PACKING.

1. Liquids and substances which easily liquefy shall be packed in a double
receptacle. Between the first receptacle (bottle, flask, pot, &c.) and the second
(box of metal or of stout wood) shall be left a space which shall be filled with saw-
dust, bran or some other absorbent material in sufficient quantity to absorb all
the liquid contents in the case of breakage.
2. Colouring substance such as aniline, etc., shall be admitted only if enclosed
in stout metal boxes placed inside wooden boxes with sawdust between the two
receptacles. Dry non-colouring powders shall be placed in boxes of metal, wood or
cardboard; these boxes shall themselves be enclosed in a cover of linen or parchment.
3. Every parcel containing precious stones, jewellery or any article of gold
or silver exceeding 100 sterling (2500 francs) in value shall be packed in a box
measuring not less than 3 feet 6 inches (1.05 metres) in length and girth combined.


Article 5.

DESPATCH NOTES AND CUSTOMS DECLARATIONS.

1. Each parcel shall be accompanied by a Despatch Note and by Customs
Declarations according to the regulations of the country of destination, and the
Customs Declarations shall be firmly attached to the Despatch Note.
2. Nevertheless a single Despatch Note and a single set of Customs Declara-
tions may suffice for two or three (but not more) ordinary parcels posted at the
same time by one sender to one addressee.
3. The two Administrations accept no responsibility in respect of the accuracy
of Customs Declarations.

Article 6.

SERIAL NUMBER AND PLACE OF POSTING.

Each parcel and the relative Despatch Note as well shall bear a label indicating
the serial number and the name of the office of posting. An office of posting shall
not use two or more series of labels at the same time, unless each series is provided
with a distinctive mark.

Article 7.

DATE STAMP IMPRESSION.

The Despatch Note shall be impressed by the office of posting, on the address
side, with a stamp showing the place and date of posting.







(CAP.216 805


Article 8.
RE-TRANSMISSION.
1. The office re-transmitting a missent parcel shall not levy Customs or other
non-postal charges upon it.
2. A parcel shall be re-transmitted in its original packing and shall be
accompanied by the Despatch Note prepared by the office of origin. If the parcel,
for any reason whatsoever, has to be repacked, or if the original Despatch Note
has to be replaced by a substitute Note, the name of the office of origin of the
parcel and the original serial number shall be entered both on the parcel and
on the Despatch Note.

Article 9.
RETURN OF UNDELIVERED PARCELS.
1. If the sender of an undeliverable parcel has made a request not provided
for by Article 9, section 2 of the Agreement, the office of destination need not
comply with it but may return the parcel to the office of origin, after retention
for the period prescribed by the regulations of the country of destination.
2. The office which returns a parcel to the sender shall indicate clearly
and concisely thereon the cause of non-delivery. This information may be furnished
in manuscript or by means of a stamped impression or label.
3. A parcel to be returned to the sender shall be entered on the Parcel Bill
with the word "Rebut" in the "Observations" column. It shall be dealt with and
charged like a parcel redirected in consequence of the removal of the addressee.

Article 10.
SALE. DESTRUCTION.
1. When a parcel has been sold or destroyed in accordance with the provi-
sions of Article 11 of the Agreement, a report of the sale or destruction shall be
prepared.
2. The proceeds of the sale shall be used in the first place to defray the
charges on the parcel. Any balance which there may be shall be forwarded to the
office of origin for payment to the sender, on whom the cost of forwarding it
shall fall.

Article 11.
ENQUIRIES CONCERNING PARCELS.
For enquiries concerning parcels a form shall be used similar to the specimen
annexed to the Detailed Regulations of the Parcel Post Agreement of the Universal
Postal Union. These forms shall be forwarded to the offices appointed by the two
Administrations to deal with them and they shall be dealt with in the manner
mutually arranged between the two Administrations.


Post Office.






806 CAP. 216) Post Ofice.


Article 12.

PARCEL BILL.

1. Returned and redirected parcels shall be entered individually by the
despatching Office of Exchange on a Parcel Bill similar to the specimen annexed
to the Detailed Regulations of the Parcel Post Agreement of the Universal Postal
Union. Other parcels shall be entered on the Parcel Bills in bulk. The Despatch
Notes and Customs Declarations shall be forwarded with the Parcel Bill.
2. Each Despatching Office of Exchange shall number the Parcel Bills in
the top left-hand corner in an annual series for each office of exchange of destina-
tion, and as far as possible shall enter below the number the name of the ship
conveying the mail. A note of the last number of the year shall be made on the
first Parcel Bill of the following year.

Article 13.
CHECK BY OFFICES OF EXCHANGE. NOTIFICATION OF IRREGULARITIES.
On the receipt of a mail, the Office of Exchange shall check the parcels and
the various documents which accompany them against the particulars entered on
the relative Bill, and, if necessary, shall report missing articles or other irregularities
by means of a Verification Note.

Article 14.

COMMUNICATIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS.

Each Administration shall furnish to the other all necessary information on
points of detail in connection with the working of the service.

Article 15.

ENTRY INTO FORCE AND DURATION OF THE DETAILED REGULATIONS.

The present Detailed Regulations shall come into operation on the day on
which the Parcel Post Agreement comes into force and shall have the same
duration as the Agreement. The Administrations concerned shall, however, have
the power by mutual consent to modify the details from time to time.
Done in duplicate at Antigua, Leeward Islands, the eighth day of February,
1929, and at Guadeloupe the sixth day of March, 1929.

EUSTACE FIENNES, Bart.,
Governor of the Leeward Islands.

LEFEBVRE,
Governor of Guadeloupe and Dependencies.







(CAP.216 807


S.R.O. (L.I.) 38/1929.


AGREEMENT DATED AT ANTIGUA MAY 27, 1929, AND AT
WASHINGTON JULY 11, 1929, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR WITH
THE POSTMASTER GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA UNDER SECTION 8 OF THE POST OFFICE ACT FOR
THE DIRECT EXCHANGE OF PARCELS BY PARCEL POST.



The Agreement set out in the Schedule hereto between the Governor and
the Postmaster General of the United States of America for the direct exchange
of parcels by parcel post is hereby approved by the Governor in Council to come
into operation on the first day of September, 1929.




SCHEDULE.

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS FOR THE DIRECT EXCHANGE OF PARCELS
BY PARCEL POST.

For the purpose of concluding arrangements for the exchange of parcels by
parcel post between the United States of America (including Alaska, Hawaii, Porto
Rico, Guam, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands of the United States) and the Leeward
Islands, the undersigned, Walter F. Brown, Postmaster General of the United
States of America, and the Honourable Sir Eustace Edward Twisleton-Wykeham-
Fiennes, Baronet, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Leeward Islands, by
virtue of authority vested in them, have agreed upon the following articles:

I. LIMITS OF WEIGHT AND SIZE.
1. No parcel shall exceed twenty-two pounds in weight, three feet six inches
(one hundred and five centimetres) in length, or six feet (one hundred and eighty
centimetres) in length and girth combined.
2. As regards the exact calculation of the weight and dimensions of parcels,
the view of the despatching office shall be accepted, save in cases of obvious error.


Post Ofice.







808 CAP. 216) Post Ofice.


II. POSTAGE AND FEES.
1. The Administration of Origin is entitled to collect from the sender of
each parcel such postage and fees for requests for information as to the disposal
of a parcel made after it has been posted, and also, in the case of insured parcels,
such insurance fees and fees for return receipts, as may from time to time be
prescribed by its regulations.
2. Except in the case of returned or redirected parcels, the postage and such
of the fees mentioned in the preceding section as are applicable, must be prepaid.

III. PREPARATION OF PARCELS.
1. The name and address of the sender and of the addressee must be legibly
and correctly written in every case when possible on the parcel itself, or on a
label gummed thereto, and in the case of parcels addressed by tag only because
of their shape or size-must also be written on a separate slip which slip must
be enclosed in the parcel, but it is recommended that such address slips be en-
closed in all parcels. Parcels will not be accepted when sent by or addressed
to initials, unless the initials are the adopted trade name of the senders or
addressees.
Addresses in ordinary pencil are not allowed, but copying ink or indelible
pencil on a surface previously dampened may be used.
2. The sender shall prepare one customs declaration for each parcel sent
from either country, upon a form provided for the purpose, which customs declara-
tion shall give a general description of the parcel, an accurate statement in detail
of its contents and value, date of mailing, number of rates prepaid, the sender's
name and address, and the name and address of the addressee, and shall be
securely attached to the parcel.
3. The Administration accept no responsibility for the correctness of the
customs declarations.
4. Every parcel shall be packed in a manner adequate for the length of the
journey and for the protection of the contents. Ordinary parcels may be closed
by means of wax, lead seals, or otherwise.
Insured parcels must be closed and securely sealed with wax, or otherwise,
but the country of destination shall have the right to open them, as well as
ordinary parcels (including the right to break the seals) in order to inspect the
contents. Parcels which have been so opened shall be closed again and officially
sealed, except that in the case of ordinary parcels they need not be sealed if they
were not sealed by the sender in the first instance.
Either Administration may require a special impress or mark of the sender in
the sealing of insured parcels mailed in its service, as a means of protection.
5. Each insured parcel must bear on the outside a statement of the amount
of the insured value expressed in the currency of the country of origin.
6. Each insured parcel must be marked or labelled or stamped "Insured", in a
conspicuous manner on the address side, and in close proximity to such endorsement







Post Ofice. (CAP. 216 809


there must appear the insurance number given the parcel. The customs declaration,
if not gummed to the parcel, must also be marked or labelled or stamped
"Insured".
7. The labels or stamps on insured parcels must be so placed that they can
not serve to conceal injuries to the covers. They must not be folded over two
sides of the cover so as to hide the edge.
8. Any liquid or any substance which easily liquefies must be packed in a
double receptacle. Between the first receptacle, (bottle, flask, pot, box, etc.), and
the second (box of metal or of strong wood) shall be left a space which shall be
filled with sawdust, bran or some other absorbent material, in sufficient quantity
to absorb all the liquid contents in the case of breakage.
9. Powders and dyes in powder form must be packed in lead-sealed metal
containers, which containers must be enclosed in substantial outer covers, so as
to afford the utmost protection to the accompanying mail matter.

IV. PROHIBIIONS.

1. The following articles are prohibited transmission by parcel post:
(a) A letter or a communication having the nature of a letter. Neverthe-
less, it is permitted to enclose in a parcel an open invoice, confined to the
particulars which constitute an invoice, and also a simple copy of the address
of the parcel, that of the sender being added.
(b) An enclosure which bears an address different from that placed on
the cover of the parcel.
(c) Any live animal.
(d) Any article of which the admission is not authorized by the Customs
or other laws or regulations in force in either country.
(e) Any explosive or inflammable article, and, in general, any article
of which the conveyance is dangerous.
2. When a parcel contravening any of these prohibitions is handed over by
one Administration to the other, the latter shall proceed in accordance with its
law and its inland regulations.
3. The two Postal Administrations shall furnish each other with a list of
prohibited articles; but they will not thereby undertake any responsibility what-
ever towards the police, the customs authorities, or the senders of parcels.

V. CUSTOMS DUTIES.

The parcels shall be subject in the country of destination to all customs duties
and all customs regulations in force in that country for the protection of its
customs revenues, and the customs duties properly chargeable thereon shall be
collected on delivery, in accordance with the customs regulations of the country
of destination.







810 CAP. 216) Post Ofice.


VI. METHOD OF EXCHANGE OF PARCELS.

1. The parcels shall be exchanged, in sacks duly fastened and sealed, by the
Offices appointed by agreement between the two Administrations, and shall be
despatched to the country of destination by the country of origin at its cost and
by such means as it provides.
2. Insured parcels shall be enclosed in separate sacks from those in which
ordinary parcels are contained, and the labels of sacks containing insured parcels
shall be marked with such distinct symbols as may from time to time be agreed
upon.

VII. BILLING OF PARCELS.

1. The ordinary (uninsured) parcels included in each despatch shall be
advised on a parcel bill by the simple entry of their total number.
2. Ordinary and insured parcels shall each be entered on separate parcel
bills and the insured parcels shall be listed individually. The entries shall show
in respect to each insured parcel, the insurance number, and the office (and state
or country) of origin.
3. The entry on the bill of any returned parcel must be followed by the
word "Returned".
4. Each despatching office of exchange shall number the parcel bills in the
upper left-hand corner, commencing each year a fresh series for each office of
exchange of destination. The last number of the year shall be shown on the parcel
bill of the first despatch of the following year.
5. The exact method of advising parcels or the receptacles containing them
sent by one Administration in transit through the other together with any details
of procedure in connection with the advice of such parcels or receptacles for
which provision is not made above, shall be settled by mutual agreement through
correspondence between the two Administrations.


VIII. CERTIFICATES OF MAILING.

The sender will, on request at the time of mailing an ordinary (uninsured)
parcel, receive a certificate of mailing from the post office where the parcel is
mailed on a form provided for the purpose; and each country may fix a reasonable
fee therefore, but no certificate of mailing, other than the insurance receipt, will be
furnished the sender of insured parcels.

IX. RESPONSIBILITY NOT ACCEPTED FOR ORDINARY PARCELS.

Neither the sender nor the addressee of an ordinary (uninsured) parcel shall
be entitled to compensation for the loss of the parcel or for the abstraction of or
damage to its contents.







(CAP. 216 811


X. INSURANCE.
1. The sender of a parcel may have the same insured by paying in addition
to the postage such insurance fee as is prescribed by the country of origin, and
in the event of loss, rifling, or damage, indemnity shall be paid for the actual
amount, based on the actual value at the time and place of mailing of the loss,
rifling or damage up to a sum not exceeding $100 gold, when mailed in the United
States of America, or 20 when mailed in the Leeward Islands.
No insured parcel shall be indemnified for an amount above the real value
of its contents.
Both Administrations reserve the right to arrange by mutual agreement through
correspondence for a higher or lower limit of indemnity than that mentioned in
this Agreement.
2. Every parcel containing coin, bullion, jewellery or any other precious
article must be insured. If a parcel containing coin, bullion, jewellery or any other
precious article is posted uninsured, the Administration which delivers it shall
treat it in accordance with its own regulations. Every parcel containing jewellery
or any other precious article exceeding 100 ($500), in value must be packed in
a box measuring not less than 2 feet 6 inches in length and girth combined.
3. The Administration of origin is entitled to fix its own fees for different
limits of indemnity within the maximum provided.

XI. RETURN RECEIPTS AND INQUIRIES.
1. The sender of an insured parcel may obtain an advice of delivery upon
payment of such additional charge, if any, as the country of origin of the parcel
shall stipulate.
2. A fee may be charged, at the option of the country of origin, on a request
for information as to the disposal of an ordinary parcel and also of an insured
parcel made after it has been posted if the sender has not already paid the special
fee to obtain an advice of delivery.
A fee may also be charged at the option of the country of origin, in connection
with any complaint of any irregularity which prima facie was not due to the
fault of the Postal Service.
3. When an advice of delivery is desired, the sender or office of origin shall
write or stamp on the parcel in a conspicuous manner, the words "Return receipt
requested", "Advice of delivery requested" or boldly, the letters "A. R."

XII. INDEMNITY.
1.- Except in cases of loss or damage through force majeure (causes beyond
control) as that term is defined by the legal decisions or rulings of the country in
the service of which the loss or damage occurs, when an .insured parcel has been
lost, rifled or damaged, the sender, or other rightful claimant, is entitled to an
indemnity corresponding to the actual amount of loss, rifling or damage, based
on the actual value at the time and place of mailing of the lost, rifled or damaged


Post Ofice.







S12 CAP. 216)


article, unless the loss, rifling, or damage has arisen from the fault or negligence
of the sender or the addressee or of the representative of either or from the nature
of the article, provided that the indemnity shall not exceed the sum for which
the required insurance fee was paid in the country of origin.
In the absence of special agreement to the contrary between the countries
involved (which agreement may be made through correspondence) no indemnity
will be paid by either country for the loss, rifling or damage of transit insured
parcels, that is parcels originating in one of the two contracting countries addressed
for delivery in some other country not a party to this Agreement, or parcels
originating in a third country addressed for delivery in one of the two contracting
countries.
2. Neither Administration is bound to pay indemnity in case of loss or
damage due to force majeure under any particular definitions of that term unless
the other Administration will assume liability reciprocally under the same defini-
tions of the term, although either country may at its option and without recourse
to the other country, pay indemnity for losses, or damages occurring through force
majeure under any definition of that term.
3. In case an insured parcel originating in the United States or the Leeward
Islands addressed to the other country, is forwarded or returned from the United
States or the Leeward Islands to a third country, the rightful claimant shall be
entitled to only such indemnity, if any, for any loss, rifling, or damage which occurs
subsequent to the redespatch of the parcel in the country of original address,
as the country in which the loss, rifling or damage occurred is willing or obligated
to pay under any agreement in force between the countries directly involved in the
forwarding or return. Either country adhering to this Agreement which improperly
forwards an insured parcel to a third country, shall be responsible therefore to the
extent of the liability of the country of origin to the sender within the limit of
indemnity fixed by this Agreement.
4. No application for indemnity will be entertained unless a claim or an
initial inquiry, oral or written, shall be filed by claimant or his representative
within a year commencing with the day following the posting of the insured parcel.
5. No compensation shall be given for loss, injury, or damage consequential
upon, i.e. indirectly arising from the loss, nondelivery, damage, misdelivery or
delay of any insured parcel transmitted under this Agreement.
6. No indemnity will be paid for insured parcels which contain matter of
no intrinsic value nor for perishable matter or matter prohibited transmission in the
parcel-post mails exchanged between the contracting Administrations, or which
did not conform to the stipulations of this Agreement, or which were not posted in
the manner prescribed, but the country responsible for the loss, rifling or damage,
may pay indemnity in respect of such parcels without recourse to the other
Administration.
7. Either of the Administrations may at its option reimburse the rightful
claimant in the event of complete loss, irreparable damage of entire contents or
rifling of entire contents, for the amount of postage or special charges borne by
an insured parcel, if claimed. The insurance fees are not in any case returned.


Post Ofice.







Post Ofice. (CAP. 216 813


8. No responsibility will be admitted for insured parcels which cannot be
accounted for in consequence of the destruction of official documents through
causes beyond control.

9. In case the sender, addressee or owner of an insured parcel, or his repre-
sentative, shall, at any time knowingly allege the contents to be above their real
value, or whenever any false, fictitious, or fraudulent evidence is knowingly and
wilfully introduced, the Administration responsible for the indemnity reserves
the right without any refund of fee or postage, to decline to pay indemnity or to
pay such indemnity as may in its discretion be considered equitable in the light
of the evidence produced. The enforcement of this rule shall not prejudice any
legal proceedings to which such fraudulent evidence may have rendered the
claimant liable.

10. When an insured article has been lost, rifled or damaged, the Admini-
stration of origin shall pay indemnity to the rightful claimant as soon as possible
and at the latest within a period of one year counting with the day following
that on which the application is made, which payment shall be made on account
of the Administration of destination, if that Administration is responsible for the
loss, rifling or damage, and has been duly notified.

11. However, the Administration of origin, may, in the cases indicated in the
foregoing paragraph, exceptionally defer payment of indemnity for a longer period
than that stipulated if, at the expiration of that period, it has not been able to
determine the disposition made of the article in question or the responsibility
incurred.

12. Except in cases where payment is exceptionally deferred as provided
in the foregoing paragraph, the country of origin is authorized to pay indemnity
on behalf of the country of destination if that country has, after being duly in-
formed of the application for indemnity, let nine months pass without settling
the matter.

13. The obligation of paying the indemnity shall rest with the country to
which the mailing office is subordinate. That country can make a claim on the
country responsible, that is to say, against the Administration on the territory or
in the service of which the loss, rifling or damage took place.

14. The country responsible for the loss, rifling or damage and on whose
account payment is made is bound to repay to the country making payment on its
behalf, without delay and within not more than nine months after receiving notice
of payment, the amount of indemnity paid.

15. Reimbursements for indemnity from one country to the other shall
be made on the gold basis.

16. Repayments are to be made free of cost to the creditor country by
means of either a money order or a draft, in money valid in the creditor country,
or by such other means as may be mutually agreed upon by correspondence.






814 CAP. 216)


17. Until the contrary is proved, responsibility for an insured parcel rests
with the country which having received the parcel without making any observa-
tion and being furnished all necessary particulars for inquiry, is unable to show
its proper disposition.
18. Responsibility for loss, rifling or damage of an insured parcel discovered
by the receiving office of exchange at the time of opening the receptacles and
duly notified to the despatching office of exchange by bulletin of verification,
shall fall upon the Administration to which the despatching office of exchange is
subordinate unless it is proved that the loss, rifling or damage occurred in the
service of the receiving Administration.
If the loss, rifling or damage occurred in the course of conveyance and it should
not be possible to ascertain on the territory or in the service of which country
the loss, rifling or damage took place, the indemnity shall be shared equally.
19. The responsibility of properly enclosing packing and sealing insured
parcels rests upon the sender, and the postal service of neither country will assume
liability for loss, rifling or damage arising from defects which may not be observed
at the time of posting.

XIII. TRANSIT PARCELS.
1. Each Administration guarantees the right of transit over its territory, to
or from any country with which it has parcel post communication, of parcels
originating in or addressed for delivery in the territory of the other contracting
Administration.
2. Each Administration shall inform the other to which countries parcels
may be sent through it as intermediary.
3. To be accepted for onward transmission, parcels sent by one of the
contracting Administrations through the service of the other Administration
must comply with the conditions prescribed from time to time by the intermediary
Administration.

XIV. CHECK BY OFFICE OF EXCHANGE.
1. On the receipt of a Parcel Mail, the receiving Office of Exchange shall
check it. The insured parcels must be carefully compared with the accompanying
Bill. Any discrepancies or irregularities noted shall be immediately reported to the
despatching office of exchange by means of a Bulletin of Verification. If report
is not made promptly it will be assumed that the mail and the accompanying bills
were in every respect in proper order.
2. In the case of any discrepancies or irregularities in a mail, such record
shall be kept as will permit of the furnishing of information regarding the matter
in connection with any subsequent investigation or claim for indemnity which
may be made.
3. If a parcel bill is missing a duplicate shall be made out and a copy sent
to the despatching office of exchange from which the despatch was received.


Post Ofice.







Post Office. (CAP. 216 815


4. Insured parcels bearing evidence of violation or damage must have the
facts noted on them and be marked with the stamp of the Office making the note,
or a document drawing attention to the violation or damage must be forwarded
with the parcels.

XV. FEES FOR DELIVERY AND FOR CUSTOMS FORMALITIES-
DEMURRAGE CHARGES.
1. The Administration of the country of destination may collect from the
addressee, for delivery and for the fulfilment of customs formalities, a charge not
exceeding 10 cents gold for each parcel, and an additional delivery charge of like
amount for each time a parcel is presented at the residence of the addressee after
one unsuccessful presentation.
2. Each Administration may impose reasonable storage or demurrage charges
in case the addressee fails to accept delivery of any parcel within such reasonable
time as is prescribed by the Administration of the country of destination. Any
such charges shall be cancelled in the event of the return of the parcel to the
country of origin.

XVI. RE-DIRECTION.
1. Any parcel re-directed within the country of destination or delivered to
an alternate addressee at the original office of address shall be liable to such
additional charges as may be prescribed by the Administration of that country.
2. When a parcel is redirected to either country, new postage as well as new
insurance fees, in the case of insured parcels (which, when redirected, must be
despatched in the same kind of mails as received, that is, insured) may, if not
prepaid, be collected upon delivery and retained by the Administration making
the collection. The Administration making delivery shall fix the amount of such
fees and postage when not prepaid.
3. Insured parcels shall not be forwarded or returned to another country
unless they may be forwarded or returned as insured mail. Senders may indorse
insured parcels "Do not forward to a third country", in which event the parcel
shall not be forwarded to any other country, unless such parcels are indorsed
to indicate that the senders do not wish them forwarded to any country other
than that of mailing or within the country of original address, they may be for-
warded to a third country if they can be forwarded as insured mail. Insured parcels
may be returned to the sender in a third country in accordance with a return
address on the parcels, if they can be returned as insured mail. In case of the loss,
rifling or damage of an insured parcel forwarded or returned to a third country,
indemnity will be paid only in accordance with the stipulations of Article XII
section 3-of this Agreement.

XVII. POSTAL CHARGES OTHER THAN THOSE PRESCRIBED, NOT TO BE COLLECTED.
1. The parcels to which this Agreement applies shall not be subject to any
postal charges other than those contemplated by the different articles hereof.







81S6 CAP. 216)


XVIII. NON-DELIVERY.

1. In the absence of a request by the sender to the contrary a parcel which
can not be delivered shall be returned to the sender without previous notification.
New postage as well as new insurance fees, in the case of insured parcels (which
must be returned in the same kind of mail as received) may be collected from
the sender and retained by the Administration making the collection.
2. The sender of a parcel may request, at the time of mailing, that, if the
parcel can not be delivered as addressed, it shall be either (a) treated as abandoned,
or (b) tendered for delivery at a second address in the country of destination. No
other alternative is admissible. If the sender avails himself of this facility, his request
must appear on the parcel or on a Customs Declaration attached to or stuck on
the parcel and must be in conformity with or analogous to one of the following
forms :
"If not deliverable as addressed ............................. 'Abandon'."
"If not deliverable as addressed .................... 'Deliver to' ......................"
3. Except as otherwise provided, undeliverable parcels will be returned to
the senders at the expiration of thirty days from the date of receipt at the post
office of destination, while refused parcels will be returned at once, the parcels in
each case to be marked to show the reason for non-delivery.
4. Articles liable to deterioration or corruption and these only, may, however,
be sold immediately even on the outward or return journey, without previous
notice or judicial formality for the benefit of the right party.
If for any reason a sale is impossible, the spoilt or worthless articles shall be
destroyed. The sale or destruction shall be recorded and report made to the
Administration of origin.
5. Undeliverable parcels which the sender has marked "Abandon" may be
sold at auction at the expiration of thirty days, but in case such disposition is made
of insured parcels, proper record will be made and the Administration of origin
notified as to the disposition made of the parcels. The Administration of origin
shall also be notified when for any reason an insured parcel which is not delivered
is not returned to the country of origin.

XIX. CUSTOMS CHARGES TO BE CANCELLED.

Provided the formalities prescribed by the Customs authorities concerned are
fulfilled, the customs charges properly so-called, on parcels destroyed, sent back
to the country of origin, or re-directed to another country shall be cancelled both
in the Leeward Islands and in the United States of America.

XX. RE-TRANSMISSION.

Missent ordinary parcels shall be forwarded to their destination by the most
direct route at the disposal of the re-forwarding Administration but must not be
marked with the customs or other charges by the re-forwarding Administration.


Post Office.







Post Office. (CAP. 216 817


Missent insured parcels shall not be forwarded to their destination unless they
can be forwarded as insured mail. If they cannot be forwarded as insured mail,
they shall be returned to the country of origin.


XXI. RECEPTACLES.

Each Administration shall provide the bags necessary for the despatch of its
parcels. The bags shall be returned empty to the country of origin by the next
mail. Empty bags shall be made up in bundles of ten (nine bags enclosed in one)
and the total number of such bags shall be advised on the parcel bill.


XXII. CHARGES.

1. For every parcel mailed in one country and addressed for delivery in the
other, whether ordinary or insured, a payment of one franc gold shall be made by
the despatching Administration to the receiving Administration.
2. The amounts to be allowed in respect to parcels sent from one Admini-
stration to the other for onward transmission to a possession of either country or
to a third country shall be fixed by the intermediate Administration.
3. On every parcel returned, or redirected unpaid, by one of the two Admini-
strations to the other, the returning or re-transmitting Administration shall be
entitled to claim a payment of one franc gold together with any sum due in respect
of the sea service. In the case of a parcel returned, or redirected unpaid, in transit
through one of the two Administrations to the other the intermediary Office may
claim also the sum due to it for any additional sea service provided, together with
:in amounts due to any other Administration or Administrations concerned.
4. Except as provided in this Article each Administration shall keep the whole
of the sums which it collects by virtue of the various articles of this Agreement.


XXIII. ACCOUNTING

1. TERMINAL PARCELS.
At the end of each quarter the creditor Administration shall prepare an account
of the amount due to it in respect of the parcels received in excess of those des-
patched.
2. TRANSIT PARCELS.
Each Administration shall also prepare quarterly an account showing the
sums due for parcels sent by the other. Administration for onward transmission.
3. These accounts shall be submitted to the examination of the corresponding
Administration in the course of the month which follows the quarter to which they
relate.







818 CAP. 216) Post Office.


4. The compilation, transmission, verification and acceptance of the accounts
must be effected as early as possible and the payment resulting from the balance
must be made at the latest before the end of the following quarter.
5. Payment of the balances due on these accounts between the two Administra-
tions shall be effected by means of drafts on New York or in any other manner
which may be agreed upon mutually by correspondence between the two Admini-
strations, the expense attendant on the payment being at the charge of the indebted
Administration.


XXIV. MATTERS NOT PROVIDED FOR IN THE AGREEMENT.

1. All matters concerning the exchange of insured parcels the obtaining and
disposition of return receipts therefore, and the adjustment of indemnity claims in
connection therewith not covered by this Agreement shall be governed by the
provisions of the Universal Postal Union Convention and the Detailed Regulations
for its execution, in so far as they are applicable and not inconsistent with the pro-
visions of this Agreement, and then if no other arrangement has been made, the
internal legislation, regulations, and rulings of the United States of America and the
Leeward Islands, according to the country involved, shall govern.
2. The Postmaster General of the United States of America and the Governor
of the Leeward Islands shall have authority jointly to make from time to time by
correspondence such changes and modifications and further regulations of order
and detail as may become necessary to facilitate the operation of the services con-
templated by this Agreement as well as to provide arrangements for the exchange
of registered parcels and parcels subject to collect-on-delivery charges should both
countries at any time desire such service.
3. The Administrations shall communicate to each other from time to time
the provisions of their laws or regulations applicable to the conveyance of parcels
by Parcel Post.


XXV. DURATION OF AGREEMENT.

1. This Agreement substitutes and abrogates that signed at Washington
on April 3rd, 1889, and shall take effect and operations thereunder shall begin on
a date to be mutually settled between the Administrations of the two countries.

2. It shall remain in force until one of the two contracting Administrations
has given notice to the other, six months in advance, of its intention to terminate
it.
Either Administration may temporarily suspend the insurance service, in whole
or in part, when there are special reasons for doing so, or restrict it to certain
offices; but on the condition that previous to such suspension an opportune notice of
such a measure is given to the other Administration, such notice to be given by
the most rapid means if necessary.







Post Office. (CAP. 216 819


3. Done in duplicate and signed at Antigua the 27th day of May 1929, and
at Washington, the llth day of July 1929.

[sEAL] EUSTACE FIENNES, Bart.,
Governor Leeward Islands.

[SEAL] WALTER F. BROWN,
Postmaster General of the United States of America.


The foregoing Parcel Post Convention between the United States of America
and the Government of the Leeward Islands has been negotiated and concluded
with my advice and consent, and is hereby approved and ratified.
In testimony whereof I have caused the seal of the United States to be here-
unto affixed.

[SEAL] HERBERT HOOVER.

By the President:
H. L. STIMSON,
Secretary of State.
WASHINGTON, July 18, 1929.






820 CAP. 216)


S.R.O. (L.I.) 25/1930.

AGREEMENT DATED AT GRENADA MAY 15, 1930, AND AT ANTIGUA
MAY 31, 1930, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR, WITH THE
GOVERNOR OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS UNDER SECTION
8 OF THE POST OFFICE ACT, CONCERNING THE EXCHANGE
OF PARCELS BY PARCEL POST.



The Agreement set out in the Schedule hereto between the Governor
and the Governor of the Windward Islands concerning the exchange of parcels
by Parcel Post is hereby approved by the Governor in Council to come into
operation with effect from the 9th day of August, 1929.



SCHEDULE.


PARCEL POST BETWEEN THE WINDWARD ISLANDS AND THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS.

Agreement between the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands for the
exchange of ordinary and insured Parcels by Parcel Post.


1. From the ninth day of August, 1929, there shall be an exchange of
parcels by mail between the Windward Islands comprising the Colonies of Grenada,
St. Lucia, and St. Vincent, and the Leeward Islands, namely, Antigua, St. Kitts,
Nevis, Dominica, Montserrat, and the Virgin Islands, by means of the mail services
between the Windward Islands and the several islands named.

2. Each Administration shall fix the rate of postage to be collected in
advance on parcels and retained by the despatching office.

3. No parcel shall exceed in weight and dimensions the weight and dimen-
sions fixed for parcels passing between the two Administrations and the United
Kingdom.

4. The rules that may from time to time be in force respecting parcels
passing between the two Administrations and the United Kingdom shall govern


Post Ofice.







Post Ofice. (CAP. 216 821


the system between the two Administrations, including the exchange of insured
parcels and insured boxes subject to the following limits of insured value, viz:-
Between the Leeward Islands and
St. Lucia ... ... 100
Grenada ... ... 400
St. Vincent ... ... 400
and provided that the insured box service shall not extend to St. Lucia.

5. Each Administration shall provide for the sea conveyance of its own
parcels.

6. Each Administration shall collect and retain the whole unpaid postage
due on redirected parcels.

7. The parcels shall be considered as a component part of the mails ex-
changed between the two Administrations and may be forwarded at the option
of the despatching office either in boxes or ordinary mail bags, these boxes or bags
to be marked "Parcel Post" and not to contain any other article of mail matter
and to be securely sealed with wax or lead.

8. Each Administration shall promptly return to the despatching office by
next mail all such boxes and bags.

9. This Agreement shall remain in force during the continuance of direct
steamship communication between the two Administrations or until the expiration
of a period of one year after the date upon which one of the two contracting
Administrations shall have notified the other of its intention to terminate it.

Done in Duplicate and signed at Grenada on the 15th day of May, 1930,
and at Antigua, on the thirty-first day of May, 1930.
F. S. JAMES,
Governor of the Windward Islands.
EDWD. BAYNES,
Acting Governor of the Leeward Islands.







822 CAP. 216)


Antigua, Montserrat &
Virgin Islands Gazette
3rd August, 1956.

CONVENTION BETWEEN THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENTS OF
CANADA AND ANTIGUA CONCERNING THE EXCHANGE OF
MONEY ORDERS, SIGNED AT OTTAWA ON JUNE 21, 1956, AND
AT ANTIGUA ON JULY 10, 1956.


CONVENTION.
Between the Post Office Departments of Canada and Antigua concerning
the exchange of Money Orders, to take the place of the Convention between
Canada and the Leeward Islands, which was signed at Ottawa, Canada, on the
23rd day of July 1904, and at St. John's, Antigua, on the 21st day of January
1905.
For the purpose of establishing a system of exchange of Money Orders
between Canada and Antigua, the undersigned, the Postmaster General of
Canada and His Honour ALEC LOVELACE the Administrator of Antigua, by
virtue of authority vested in them, have agreed to the following articles.

Article 1.
There shall be a regular exchange of Money Orders between Canada
and the Colony of Antigua.

Article 2.
The maximum of each Money Order shall be one hundred dollars
($100.00) and no Money Order shall include a fractional part of a cent. Every
Money Order shall be drawn on the authorized Form only (Specimen A).

Article 3.
The rates of commission to be charged on Money Orders drawn in Canada
upon Antigua, or vice versa, shall be the same as the inland rates for Money
Orders issued for payment within the respective jurisdictions.

Article 4.
(1) Each country shall keep the commission charged on all Money Orders
issued within its own jurisdiction for payment in the other and no charge will be
made by either Administration for any services performed for the other in
connection with the exchange of Money Orders.


Post Office.







(CAP. 216 823


(2) Each Administration shall communicate to the other the tariff or
schedule of the fees to be established by it under the provisions of this Article
and also any subsequent change therein.

Article 5.
Money Orders shall be drawn only on authorized Money Order offices of
the respective countries and each postal Administration shall furnish to the other
a list of such offices, and from time to time notify any addition to, or change in
such lists.

Article 6.
Every Money Order shall contain the name of the office and of the country
of destination and if relating to a Money Order payable in Canada, the name
of the Province in which such office is situated.

Article 7.
Money Orders shall be issued only on the applicant furnishing the given
name, surname and address of the person to whom the amount is to be paid,
and his own name and address, except in the case of business firms whose usual
designation will be sufficient. Such Money Orders are to be handed to the
remitters for transmission to the payees.

Article 8.
(1) Money Orders drawn in Canada on Antigua shall be expressed in
Sterling money, and in Canadian dollars and cents. Money Orders drawn
in Antigua on Canada shall be expressed in Canadian dollars and cents and in
Sterling money.
(2) Each of the contracting Administrations shall have the power to fix,
from time to time, the rate of conversion applicable to Money Orders issued by
it.

Article 9.
On the first day of each month or on the succeeding day if such day falls on
Sunday, each Administration shall prepare in duplicate a certified list of all
Money Orders issued by the other Administration which have been paid by and
received from its inland offices and examined up to and including the last day of
the preceding month.
(a) The Money Orders shall be listed in numerical sequence of serial
numbers and the lists will show the serial number of each Order and its
amount in Canadian dollars and cents and in Sterling money. The sum
total of each sheet of paid Orders shall be stated in a summary attached to
the list.


Post Office.







824 CAP. 216)


(b) The lists shall be numbered consecutively throughout the calendar
year, beginning with number 1 for the list of Orders paid and/or examined
during the month of January and ending with the list for the month of
December.
(c) One copy of each of the lists shall be transmitted* on the part of
Antigua to the Director of Financial Services, Post Office Department,
Ottawa 4, Canada-Attention, Money Order Division, and in like manner
on the part of Canada to the Post Office Department at St. John's,
Antigua.
(d) Every paid Order shall accompany the list in which it is entered
and the package containing the list and paid Orders shall be forwarded
under registered cover.
(c) Each Administration shall promptly acknowledge to the other the
receipt of every list and shall as soon as possible after receipt give notice of
any errors which may be discovered therein.
(f) If at any time the package containing the paid Orders transmitted
by one Administration to the other be lost while in transit by mail, it is
agreed that a certified copy of the list shall within a reasonable length of
time be accepted by the other Administration as a satisfactory voucher and
evidence of payment of the Orders described therein which have been lost
or destroyed.
Article 10.
The Orders drawn by each country upon the other shall be payable upon
presentation subject to the regulations which govern the payment of Money
Orders in the country on which they are drawn.

Article 11.
'1) (a) Money orders alleged to have been lost or destroyed will be replaced
with duplicates to be issued by the Administration of the country of
origin.
(b) Applications for duplicates may be accepted only from the pur-
chasers or the holders of the purchasers' receipts or from the payees or
endorsees if they are responsible concerns which customarily extend credit
for Money Orders alleged to have been mailed to them. Except in the latter
cases, the responsibility of obtaining the duplicates will devolve upon the
payees who should communicate with the purchasers.
(2), (a) Duplicates issued in favour of the payees of Money Orders will be
sent to the Post Office Department of the country of payment.
(b) Duplicates requested in favour of the remitters of Money Orders
will not be issued until certificates shall first have been obtained from the
country of payment certifying that the original Money Orders have not
been paid.


Post Office.






(CAP.216 825


Article 12.
The Money Orders issued in pursuance of this Convention shall be valid
until the expiration of twelve months from the last day of the month in which
issued.

Article 13.
Original Money Orders may be repaid by the country of origin without
reference to the other Administration, in accordance with the internal regula-
tions of the country of issue.

Article 14.
Should it appear that Money Orders are used by mercantile men in Canada
or Antigua for the transmission of large sums of money, or in the case of a great
advance in the rate of Exchange, or other circumstances creating abuses or
acting injuriously to the postal revenue, either country shall be at liberty to
increase the commission or suspend the issue of Money Orders for a time.


Article 15.
The accounts shall be prepared monthly on the basis of individual indebt-
edness, each country preparing the account in respect to the amount due to its
Administration.
(1) (a) The Post Office Department of Antigua shall prepare an account in
duplicate showing the total amount paid in Sterling money in respect to
Money Orders of Canadian issue. Both copies of the account shall be
forwarded to Canada with the relative monthly list and paid Money
Orders.
(b) The Post Office Department of Canada shall return an accepted
copy of the account and shall remit to the Post Office Department of
Antigua a draft on London, England, expressed in Sterling money in favour
of the Postmaster of Antigua, for the amount due to Antigua.
(2) (a) The Post Office Department of Canada shall prepare an account in
duplicate showing the total amount paid in Canadian Dollars in respect to
Money Orders originating in Antigua. Both copies of the account shall be
forwarded to Antigua with the relative monthly list and paid Money
Orders.
(b) The Post Office Department of Antigua shall return an accepted
copy of the account and shall remit to the Post Office Department of
Canada a draft on Ottawa, Canada, expressed in Canadian Dollars in
favour of the Receiver General of Canada for the amount due to Canada.


Post Office.







826 CAP. 216)


(3) Pending the settlement of an account, either Administration may make a
provisional payment on the amount owing the other Department.
(4) The expense attending the settlement of accounts shall be borne by the
debtor country.

Article 16.
The present Convention shall take effect on the 1st day of November, one
thousand nine hundred and fifty six and shall remain in force until the expira-
tion of a period of one year after the date upon which one of the two
contracting Administrations shall have notified the other of its intention to
terminate it.
DONE in duplicate, and signed at Ottawa, Canada, on the 21st day
of June in the year 1956, and at St. John's, Antigua on the 10th day of
July in the year 1956.

HUGHES LAPOINTE,
Postmaster General of Canada.

ALEC LOVELACE,
Administrator of Antigua.







Antigua, Montserrat &
Virgin Islands Gazette
9th January, 1958.

CONVENTION FOR THE EXCHANGE OF POSTAL MONEY ORDERS
BETWEEN THE POSTAL ADMINISTRATIONS OF THE UNITED
STATES AND THE BRITISH COLONY OF ANTIGUA, WEST
INDIES, SIGNED AT ANTIGUA ON DECEMBER 5, 1956, AND AT
WASHINGTON ON MARCH 22, 1957.



The Post Office Department of the United States of America and the Postal
Administration of Antigua, the latter acting with the authority and consent of
Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, being desirous of establish-
ing a system of exchange of money orders between the two countries, to take the
place of the Convention between the United States of America and the Leeward


Post Office.







(CAP. 216 827


Islands which was signed at Washington on the fifth day of August 1921, and at
St. John's, Antigua on the 29th day of September 1921, the undersigned, duly
authorized for that purpose, have agreed upon the following articles.

Article I.
ISSUE.
The transfer of sums of money may be made by means of Postal Money
Orders from Antigua to the United States and its possessions and from the
United States and its possessions, excepting the Canal Zone (Isthmus of Panama)
to Antigua.

Article II.
FORM, MAXIMUM, ETC.
Sec. 1. The Money Orders issued in the United States and its possessions
for payment in Antigua shall conform, as nearly as practicable, to model "A"
hereto annexed, and the Money Orders issued in Antigua for payment in the
United States and its possessions shall in like manner conform to model "B" also
hereto annexed.
Sec. 2. Each order shall be delivered to the remitter, to be forwarded to
the payee, by and at the expense of the remitter.
Sec. 3. In filling up the Money Order and receipt of payments, the
writing must be in the English Language, and in Roman letters and Arabic
Numerals without erasure, alteration or obliteration, and no order shall contain
a fraction of a cent.
Sec. 4. The maximum amount of each money order is fixed at one
hundred dollars.
Sec. 5. The Money Orders issued in the United States for payments in
Antigua shall be drawn in United States currency (dollars and cents), and the
Money Orders issued in Antigua for payment in the United States shall express
the amount in words as well as in figures in dollars and cents. The amount in
Sterling money deposited by remitters may also be entered in the Orders issued
in Antigua.

Article III.
TRANSMITTAL OF PAID ORDERS AS A BASIS OF
SETTLEMENT.
Sec. 1. The monthly lists of paid orders, quarterly accounts and remit-
tances hereinafter provided for, shall be exchanged directly between the Postal
Administration of the United States on the one hand, and the Colonial Post-
master of the Colony of Antigua on the other.


Post Ofice.







S2S CAP. 216)


Sec. 2. On the 1st of each month (or the next succeeding day if such date
falls on Sunday), each Administration shall prepare in duplicate a list of all
Moncv Orders, which have been paid at, and received from its Post Offices.
Sec. 3. These lists must exhibit in detail and in alphabetical order by
States, Territories, Possessions or Provinces, as the case may be, the names of the
issuing offices, the serial numbers printed on the orders, and the amount of each
order. The sum total of each sheet of paid orders must be stated in the summary
attached to the list, in dollars and cents.
Sec. 4. The list shall be numbered consecutively throughout the fiscal
year. beginning with No. 1 on the first of July of each year.
Sec. 5. On the part of the United States, one certified copy of a list
embracing the paid orders originating in Antigua shall be sent to the Colonial
Postmaster of Antigua and on the part of Antigua, one certified copy of a list
embracing all orders originating in the United States and paid in Antigua shall
be sent by the Colonial Post Master to such office of the United States Post
Office Department as the Postmaster General of the United States shall
designate.
Sec. 6. Each list shall be accompanied by all paid Orders entered therein,
and shall be forwarded by registered mail.
Sec. 7. Each Administration shall promptly acknowledge to the other the
receipt of each list, and shall as soon after receipt as possible, give notice of any
errors which may have been discovered therein.
Sec. 8. In case paid Money Orders returned to the Administration which
issued the Orders, be lost or destroyed in transit by mail, it is agreed that a
certificated copy of the corresponding list, presented by the Administration
which made the transmittal, shall within a reasonable time be accepted as a
satisfactory voucher and evidence of payment of the orders described therein.

Article IV.
CURRENCY.
Sec. 1. The amounts of orders passing in both directions shall be expres-
sed in United States currency (Article 2) and in consideration of the fluctuations
of the rate of exchange between the two countries it is agreed that the Postal
Administration of Antigua shall from time to time, in accordance with circum-
stances, establish and announce the rate of conversion of its own money into that
of the United States, as well as the rate for conversion of the amounts of United
States orders in the money of the paying country.
Sec. 2. The United States Post Office Department will be duly advised of
every change in the rate for the conversion of the amounts of its own issued
orders into the money of the paying country as well as of changes in the rates for
conversion of orders issued in Antigua for payment in the United States.


Post Office.






(CAP.216 829


Article V.
FEES.
Sec. 1. A fee, to be fixed by the country of origin, shall be collected from
the remitter upon each sum of money transmitted under this Convention.
Sec. 2. Each Post Office Department shall communicate to the other the
tariff or schedule of the fees to be established by it under the provisions of this
Article, and also any subsequent change therein.
Sec. 3. The person entitled to payment of a Money Order issued in
pursuance of this Convention shall not be subjected, under any pretext whatever
to any commission or tax on account of the payment of such order.
Sec. 4. There shall be but one scale of fees for the issue in the United
States of Orders payable in Antigua, as well as for the issue in Antigua of Orders
payable in the United States.
Sec. 5. Each of the contracting offices shall keep the fees which it receives
for Money Orders issued within its jurisdiction, and no commission or charge
will be made by either Administration for any services performed in connection
with the exchange of Money Orders.


Article VI.
PAYMENT, ENDORSEMENT.
Sec. 1. Each Post Office Department reserves the right to designate the
Post Offices of its Country which may be authorized to issue and pay money
orders under the provisions of this Convention.
Sec. 2. Each of the two Departments reserves the right to authorize the
transfer, within its territory, by means of endorsement, of the ownership of Orders
originating in the territory of the other.


Article VII.
PAYMENT-LIMITATIONS UPON CORRESPONDENCE.
Sec. 1. The Orders drawn in pursuance of this Convention shall be
subject, as regards payment, to the regulations that govern the payment of
domestic money orders in the country of payment. Each Administration shall be
responsible for the payments made within its territory.
Sec. 2. All correspondence concerning Money Order business shall be
conducted through the Post Office Department of the United States on the one
hand and the Colonial Postmaster of Antigua on the other.


Post Office.









Article VIII.
INVALID ORDERS.
Sec. 1. The Money Orders issued in pursuance of the Convention shall be
valid until the expiration of twelve months from the last day of the month in
which issued.
Sec. 2. Payment of the amount of an invalid Order may be made by
means of a duplicate, to be issued by the Administration of the Country of
origin, and sent to the country of payment.

Article IX.
DUPLICATE.
Sec. 1. Orders, lost or destroyed, will be replaced with duplicates to be
issued by the Administration of the Country of Origin, and sent to the country
of payment.
Sec. 2. An application for a duplicate of a Money Order alleged to have
been lost or destroyed may be accepted only from the purchaser or the holder of
the purchaser's receipt and the responsibility of obtaining the duplicate will
devolve upon the payee who should communicate with the purchaser.

Article X.
REPAYMENTS.
A Money Order or a duplicate thereof may be paid to the purchaser, payee
or endorsee upon presentation.

Article XI.
ACCOUNTS, BALANCES.
Sec. 1. Within six weeks after the close of each fiscal quarter, two copies
of an Account similar to Model "C" hereto annexed, shall be prepared and
transmitted to such office of the United States Post Office Department as the
Postmaster General of the United States shall designate by the Colonial Post-
master of Antigua, exhibiting the balance due on the exchange of Money Orders
during the quarter, one copy of which after proper verification, and acknow-
ledgment shall be returned to the Colonial Postmaster.
(a) If this verified account shows a balance in favour of Antigua, the
Post Office Department of the United States will transmit therewith a check
drawn on the Treasurer of the United States in favour of the Colonial
Postmaster for the amount of the said balance due.
(b) If on the other hand, said Account after verification and acknow-
ledgment, as aforesaid, shows a balance in favour of the Post Office


CAP. 216)


Post Office.






(CAP. 216 831


Department of the United States, then the Colonial Postmaster will, upon
receipt of the certified copy of the same, transmit to the Post Office
Department of the United States, a bill of exchange for the amount thereof,
payable in New York in dollars.
Sec. 2. If pending the settlement of an account, one of the Postal
Administrations shall ascertain that it owes the other a balance exceeding one
thousand dollars, the indebted Administration shall promptly remit the approxi-
mate amount of such balance to the credit of the other.
Sec. 3. The expenses attending the remittance of bills of exchange shall
invariably be borne by the office by which payment is to be made.

Article XII.
USE OF VOUCHERS.
Each Administration agrees to place temporarily at the disposal of the other
any paid Order the return of which shall have been requested.

Article XIII.
MODIFICATION OF DETAILS.
The Contracting Administrations are authorized to make such modifications
in matters of detail connected with the execution of the provisions of this
Convention as may be deemed expedient, and mutually agreed upon, in order to
provide for greater security against fraud, or for the better working of the
system.

Article XIV.
SUSPENSION OF CONVENTION.
Each of the two Administrations is empowered, under extraordinary circum-
stances which may be of a nature to warrant the measure, to suspend tem-
porarily the Money Order service between the two countries, provided, however,
that notice of such suspension be given to the other Administration immediately
and, if necessary, by means of the telegraph.

Article XV.
IN EFFECT.
This Convention when duly signed, shall take effect on the first day of
December, 1957, and shall be in force until one year after one of the contracting
Administrations shall have notified the other of its intention to terminate it.
During such year the Convention shall continue to be executed fully and entirely
without prejudice to the adjustment and payment of the accounts after the
expiration of the term in question.


Post Ofice.









DONE in duplicate, and signed at Antigua, British West Indies on the 5th
day of December, 1956, and at Washington, D.C., on the 22nd day of March,
1957.

FOR THE POSTAL ADMINISTRATION OF ANTIGUA, WEST INDIES:
ALEC LOVELACE,
Administrator.

FOR THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
MAURICE H. STANS.
Deputy Postmaster General.
(L.S.)


The foregoing Convention for the exchange of Postal Money Orders
between the Postal Administration of the United States of America and the
Postal Administration of Antigua, West Indies, has been negotiated and con-
cluded with my advice and consent and is hereby approved and ratified.
In Testimony Whereof I have caused the Seal of the United States of
America to be hereunto affixed.

DWIGHT EISENHOWER.
(L.S.)

By the President:
JOHN FOSTER DULLES
Secretary of State.


Washington, August, 7, 1957.


Post Office.


CAP. 216)






(CAP. 216 833


S.R.O. (L.I.) 34/1954.
S.R.O. (L.I.) 18/1956.
S.R.O. 27/1957.
S.R.O. 33/1957.
S.R.O. 34/1957.
S.R.O. 8/1959.
S.R.O. 42/1959.
S.R.O. 37/1960.
S.R.O. 23/1961.

THE POSTAL SERVICE RULES AND REGULATIONS, 1954, DATED
AUGUST 23, 1954, MADE UNDER THE POST OFFICE ACT.



1. SHORT TITLE. These Rules and Regulations may be cited as the
Postal Service Rules and Regulations.

2. INTERPRETATION. In these Rules and Regulations:
"letter" includes every kind of postal packet when despatched by letter
post;
"master" means the person having command or charge of a ship;
"parcel" means any postal packet sent by parcel post;
"port" includes airport;
"Postmaster" means the person for the time being filling the office of
Postmaster of the Colony;
"ship" means any schooner, sloop, boat, motor vessel, steamship or other
floating craft and includes any description of aircraft.


3. POST OFFICE SUB-DIVISIONS. The post offices established or here-
after to be established in the Colony shall be divided into three groups, namely,
the General Post Office, Branch Post Offices and Sub-Post Offices.


4. GENERAL POST OFFICE. The head post office in the City of St. John
shall be the General Post Office for the Colony and all other post offices in the
Colony shall be managed and controlled thereunder.

5. BRANCH AND SUB-POST OFFICES. The remaining post offices (other
than the General Post Office) in the Colony shall be Branch Post Offices or Sub-
Post Offices respectively as specified in Schedule A.

6. BRANCH POSTMASTERS. The persons in charge of Branch Post Offices
shall be styled Branch Postmasters, and they shall render such accounts and
returns as the Postmaster may require.


Post Ofice.






834 CAP. 216)


Post Office.


7. SUB-POSTMASTERS. The persons in charge of Sub-Post Offices shall
be styled Sub-Postmasters and they shall render such accounts and returns as the
Postmaster or Branch Postmaster may require.

8. NAMES OF POST OFFICES. The designations contained in Schedule A
shall be the official names of the several post offices and shall be used in all post
marks and for all purposes, subject as hereinafter provided in respect of money
order offices.

9. MONEY ORDER OFFICES. The General Post Office and the Branch
Post Office at Barbuda are money order offices. These offices shall be described in
the headings of money order forms respectively as "Antigua (St. John's)" and
"Antigua (Barbuda)".

10 HOURS OF BUSINESS ON WEEK DAYS. (1) The post offices of the
Colony shall be opened to the public from 8.15 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. except that on
one day in each week, to be appointed by the Administrator, there shall be an
early closing day when the hours of business shall be from 8.15 a.m. to 11.30
a.m.
(2) The hours for transacting parcel post, money and postal order business
shall be fixed by the Postmaster subject to the approval of the Administrator.

11. SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS. Whenever the arrival or departure of any
ship with mails in the Colony falls on a Sunday or a public holiday, or the
exigencies of the postal service require that business be transacted in the Colony
on a Sunday or a public holiday, the General Post Office and any Branch Post
Office of the Colony may be opened on that day for the receipt and delivery of
mails, for the despatch of mails and for the transaction of such other business as
the Postmaster may think necessary and expedient, for such time and during
such hours as he may direct.

12. DELIVERY OF LETTERS IN THE CITY AND SUBURBS. Within the limits
of the City of Saint John as defined by section 4 (2) of the Saint John's City
Ordinance 1907, (No. 1/1907) and within a distance of one mile from the said
City limits, (excluding places hereafter specifically mentioned in any of the
country districts), and at St. Johnston's Village and Clare Hall, there shall be a
house to house delivery twice daily on all working days commencing at 9 a.m.
and 1 p.m.

13. DELIVERY OF LETTERS IN COUNTRY DISTRICTS. (1) There shall be a
house to house delivery in the country districts of the Colony operated from the
respective sub-post offices and on the days and to places as shown in Schedule






(CAP.216 835


(2) Sub-Postmasters will take all steps in their power to ensure the speedy
delivery of letters to the persons entitled to the same, and they will take special
care that registered letters are delivered only to the addressees or persons duly
authorized by them, and they shall take receipts for the same.
(3) Letters which remain unclaimed for one month shall be returned to the
General Post Office for disposal.

14. INLAND MAILS. (1) Every inland mail shall be accompanied by a
letter bill which shall bear a serial number commencing with the number 1 on
the first of January in each year. There shall be a separate series in each
despatching office for each office of destination.
(2) Letter bills shall be stamped with the post marks of the post office of
origin and of the office of destination, and shall contain the following informa-
tion viz:-the date and hour of despatch, the mode of conveyance, a list of
registered letters in the mail, total due for "taxed" letters in the mail. The bills
shall be signed by the despatching officer and the receiving officer.
(3) A way bill shall be delivered with the mails to the person conveying the
mails, and on the conclusion of the journey the way bill shall be returned to the
office of origin.
(4) All persons receiving bags of mails shall give a receipt for the same on
the appropriate way bill.
(5) Empty bags when not used for the return mails shall be returned as
soon as possible to the General Post Office.

15. BARBUDA MAILS. (1) Mails exchanged with the Island of Barbuda
are to be regarded for all purposes as inland mails.
(2) All mails originating in Barbuda shall be forwarded for transmission to
the General Post Office:
Provided that in the event of a ship proceeding direct from Barbuda to one
of the adjacent islands mails may be despatched direct to such places:
Provided further that no parcels addressed to places beyond the Leeward
Islands, nor any insured letters, nor money order advices may be forwarded in
such direct mails.

16. EXTERNAL MAILS. (1) The hour for closing mails shall be fixed by
the Postmaster.
(2) The ordinary posting box shall not be cleared after the hour fixed for
closing mails.


Post Office.









17. WAY BILLS. The postmaster shall furnish the master (or his agent)
of every ship by which mails are conveyed with a way bill specifying the
numbers of bags of mails and their destinations and shall obtain a receipt from
such master or agent.

18. UNLAWFUL CONVEYANCE OF POSTAL PACKETS. (1) No person shall
convey any postal packet to be posted on board any ship.
(2) The master of a ship or any person under his control shall not receive
on board that ship while in any port of the Colony, postal packets other than
those despatched through the Post Office.

19. GOVERNMENT LETTERS. (1) Government letters addressed to British
destinations, if duly franked, may be received unstamped. Such letters should
not be posted in a letter box, but should be handed in over the counter to a
postal clerk, and the clerk receiving the same shall satisfy himself as far as
possible that the letters are Government letters.
(2) Government letters addressed to foreign countries (except letters on
Postal business) shall not be despatched unless they are stamped in the ordinary
way by affixing thereto the appropriate postage stamp or by the impression
thereon of the stamp of a postal franking machine or a "Paid" hand stamp.
Such letters when duly stamped may be posted in a letter box.
(3) Government parcels and Government air mail letters addressed to any
destination shall be stamped in the ordinary way by affixing thereto the appro-
priate postage stamps or by the impression thereon of the stamp of a postal
franking machine or a "Paid" hand stamp.
(4) The responsibility for franking or stamping Government letters rests
with the head of department from which the letter originates.
(5) Government letters from the Administrator are to be received irrespec-
tive of the ordinary hours.
(6) The heads of departments and others specified in Schedule C are
entitled to frank Government letters as prescribed therein. Letters from certain
departments approved by the Administrator may be franked by means of a
rubber stamp, subject to the letter being initialled by some person employed in
the department and where the initials are known to the Postmaster. In other
cases the letters should be signed by the franking officer. The name of the
department of origin when printed on an envelope shall not be regarded as a
frank unless authenticated by a signature or initials of an authorized officer.

20. PRIVATE BOXES. (1) A private box into which letters (and where
practicable printed papers) on hand for the renter will be sorted, to be fetched
by him, may be rented at the General Post Office.


Post Office.


CAP. 216)






(CAP.216 837


(2) The charges for private boxes are payable in advance and are as
follows-
For six months or less
expiring 30 June or For one year or less
31 December next expiring 31 December
ensuing next ensuing
For a large box $13.20 $20.00
For a small box $ 6.60 $10.00

(3) In the event of a key of a box being lost or mislaid the renter shall be
liable to pay for a new key, and for any alterations to the lock necessary for
security.
(4) When a private box is rented an amount of $2.40 in addition to the
rent of the box shall be deposited with the Postmaster by the renter as a
guarantee for the safe return of the key when the use of the box is discontinued.
(5) Renters of private boxes are prohibited from using any key except that
regularly issued through the Post Office.
(6) Renters of private letter boxes will be required to pay for any injury or
damage done to such boxes by them or their agents.
(7) When the use of a private letter box is discontinued the key originally
handed to the renter shall be returned to the Postmaster in good condition.
(8) Should the rent be more than one month in arrear, the box will
be locked off.
(9) A private letter box will only be rented to one firm, company or
person.

21. AIR MAILS. Letters to be forwarded by air mail shall be marked
"By Air Mail" or "Par Avion" and are transmitted by air if the charges prepaid
represent at least three quarters of air mail postage; but if they do not, the letter
will be withheld from the air mail and forwarded by ordinary means in which
case the inscription "By Air Mail" should be deleted by two thick parallel
lines.

22. AIR MAIL POSTAGE. (1) The prepaid rates of postage on air mail
letters posted in the Colony shall be as set forth in Part I of Schedule D.
(2) The prepaid rates of postage on air mail parcels posted in the Colony,
the limit of weight and the limit of insurance value thereof, shall be as set forth
in Schedule F, and in addition, an air mail parcel post fee shall be charged and
paid, according to the place of destination, as set forth in Part II of Schedule
D.


Post Office.






838 CAP. 216)


(3) The postage must be fully prepaid. Any postal packet or parcel in
respect of which the postage is insufficiently prepaid but bears 75% or more of
the postage will be surcharged with an amount equivalent to double the defi-
ciency and forwarded by air mail if it is indicated thereon that the packet or
parcel is intended for conveyance by air.

23. SURFACE MAIL POSTAGE. (1) The prepaid rates of postage on postal
packets (other than parcels) and the special rate of postage in respect of insured
boxes intended for transmission from the Colony by surface mail shall be as set
forth in Schedule E.
(2) The prepaid rates of postage on parcels intended for transmission from
the Colony by surface mail and the limit of weight and of insurance value
thereof shall be as set forth in Schedule F.
(3) The charges to be made for the miscellaneous services enumerated in
Schedule G shall be at the rates set forth in the said Schedule.

24. POSTAL STATIONERY. (1) Postcards shall be sold at a price to be
fixed by the Posmaster in addition to the postage value represented by the stamp
impressed thereon.
(2) Registration envelopes impressed with a twelve cents stamp shall be
stocked by the Postmaster in the following sizes, viz.-
Size G (6 X 3| inches)
Size H (8 X 5 inches)
Size K(11- X 6 inches).
(3) Postal envelopes (including registration envelopes) shall be sold at a
price to be fixed by the Postmaster in addition to the postage value represented
by the stamp impressed thereon.
(4) Embossed, printed or impressed postage stamps cut out of postal enve-
lopes or postcards issued by the post offices of the Colony may be used as
adhesive stamps in payment of postage charges provided they are not imperfect,
mutilated or defaced in any way. Stamps indicating the payment of registration
fee may be used only for registered correspondence.

25. POSTAL ORDERS. (1) British postal orders shall be issued and paid
at money order offices, and at such post offices as may from time to time be
appointed therefore by the Administrator in Council, by notification in the
Gazette in accordance with such arrangements as may be made with the
Postmaster General of the United Kingdom.
(2) The issue of postal orders in the Colony shall be restricted to the
denominations set forth in Schedule H (a).


Post Office.






(CAP.216 839


(3) Postage stamps may be affixed to postal orders issued in the Colony in
extension of value as follows-
(a) Postage stamps not exceeding two in number and 10 cents in total
value to orders of denominations up to and including 4/6 ($1.08); and
(b) Postage stamps not exceeding three in number and 22 cents in
total value to orders of denominations above 4/6 ($1.08).
(4) The rates of poundage set forth in Schedule H (b) shall be payable on
the several denominations of postal orders issued in the Colony.

26. MONEY ORDERS. (1) The rates set forth in Schedule I shall be the
rates of commission on money orders issued in the Colony.
(2) Money Orders issued in the Colony for payment in Canada or the
United States of America shall be drawn in dollars, and the amount of British
West Indian currency deposited by the remitters of such orders shall be con-
verted into dollars at such rate of exchange as may be prescribed by the
Administrator and published in the Gazette, or- according to such table or
formula as may be prescribed and published as aforesaid.
(3) Money orders issued in Canada or the United States drawn in dollars
shall be paid in the Colony in British West Indian currency converted at such
rate as may be prescribed by the Administrator and published in the Gazette, or
according to such table or formula as may be prescribed and published as
aforesaid :
Provided that where in pursuance of any arrangement between the postal
administration of the Colony and the postal administration of the country
concerned, the equivalent in British West Indian currency of any money order is
fixed by the administration of origin, such equivalent in British West Indian
currency shall be paid as indicated on the face of the order by the exchange
office of the administration of origin, or according to such information as shall be
furnished by the administration of origin, and in default thereof as the Adminis-
trator may prescribe.
(4) The Postmaster of the Colony shall keep himself constantly informed of
the local bank rates for buying or selling bills of exchange expressed in dollars
drawn or payable in Canada and the United States, respectively, and shall apply
the rates of conversion as may be prescribed from time to time or according to
such instructions as he may receive.
(5) The Postmaster shall issue the necessary instructions for the conversion
of money orders drawn in dollars to the Branch Post Offices or other money
order offices under his control.
(6) A notice shall be exhibited in every money order office stating, for the
information of the public, the rates of conversion in respect of money orders
drawn in dollars.


Post Office.






840 CAP. 216)


(7) To facilitate examination by the Principal Auditor, the Postmaster or
persons issuing a money order payable in the countries named shall note on the
form of requisition for the money order the current bank rates for bills of
exchange as aforsaid.
(8) In this Rule the expressions "United States of America" or United
States" include the following possessions of the United States, viz.: Alaska, Canal
Zone, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands of the United
States.

27. MONEY ORDER CORRESPONDENCE. Money orders issued at any
money order office other than St John's shall be advised to the General Post
Office, and no correspondence or communications of any description regarding
the money order service shall be conducted by Branch Postmasters or Sub-
Postmasters save with the Postmaster at the General Post Office.

28. POWER TO SUSPEND ISSUES. In the event of sudden fluctuations in
the banking rate of exchange which might involve loss to the postal administra-
tion in the settlement of postal order or money order transactions with other
countries or colonies, the Administrator shall have power to suspend, in the
Colony, the issue of postal orders, or money orders on any country or colony
pending the making of a rule by the Administrator in Council prescribing a new
rate.

29. REPLY-PAID POSTCARDS. Reply-paid postcards shall not be issued
in the Colony. The reply halves of reply-paid postcards issued by other postal
administrations shall be accepted subject to the regulations of the Universal
Postal Union.

30. REPLY COUPONS. Reply coupons shall not be issued in the Colony.
Reply coupons issued in other countries of the Universal Postal Union shall be
exchangeable at any money order office in the Colony for stamps valued as
follows-
International Coupons 8 cents
Commonwealth Reply Coupons 5 cents

31. METHOD OF POSTING LETTERS OTHER THAN REGISTERED LETTERS.
(1) Letters other than letters for registration shall not be handed to any
person employed at a Post Office to be posted by him, but shall be posted by
placing them in a letter box after the appropriate postage stamps have been
affixed thereto.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (1), in the cases of circu-
lars posted in bulk, items with the appropriate postage stamps affixed thereto


Post Office.






(CAP. 216 841


may be tied in bundles with all the addresses in one direction, and handed over
the counter at, or forwarded to, a Post Office for postmarking and despatch.

32. ARTICLES ADMISSIBLE FOR REGISTRATION. Any fully prepaid postal
article complying with the regulations relating thereto and bearing the appro-
priate fee prescribed in Schedule G, may be accepted for registration: Provided
that parcels and the reply halves of reply-paid postcards shall not be registered.

33. CoNDITIONS OF REGISTRATION. No article shall be accepted for regis-
tration unless the cover is in a sound condition and the article dose not bear the
appearance of having been opened and resealed.

34. ADDRESSES ON ARTICLES TO BE REGISTERED. (1) The address of
every postal article for registration shall be written in ink or indelible pencil in
Roman characters.
(2) Initials, figures, Christian names without surnames, fictitious names or
conventional marks shall not be used for the purpose of addressing registered
articles.

35. REGISTRATION FEE TO BE PREPAID. The full postage and the
prescribed registration fee must be prepaid at the time of posting, and the
registered article must be conspicuously marked "registered" at the head of the
address side.

36. VALUE OF CONTENTS OF ARTICLES TO BE REGISTERED NOT TO BE
INDICATED. The value of the contents shall not be indicated on the outside of
any registered article.

37. METHOD OF POSTING REGISTERED ARTICLES. (1) Postal articles for
registration shall be handed to an officer appointed for that purpose and shall
not be placed in any posting box.
(2) Any article intended for despatch by a particular mail shall be pre-
sented for registration at least one hour before the closing of the ordinary
mail.

38. RECEIPTS OF POSTING. OF REGISTERED ARTICLES. Every postal
article duly handed in for registration shall be numbered with a consecutive
number by the officer appointed to receive the same and a receipt bearing such
number, the address on the article and an impression of the date stamp of the
office at which the article is handed in for registration shall be given by such
officer to the person who handed in the article and such receipt shall be prima
facie evidence of the registration of such article.


Post Ofice.







842 CAP. 216) Post Office.


39. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF DELIVERY OF REGISTERED ARTICLES. The
sender of any registered postal article may, upon application either at the time of
registration thereof or at any time within one year thereafter and upon payment
of the appropriate fee prescribed in Schedule G, in addition to the fee for
registration, require that he be furnished with an acknowledgment by the
addressee of the receipt of such article.

40. COMPULSORY REGISTRATION. (1) Any postal article which has been
posted otherwise than as prescribed by regulation 9, and which bears any
inscription or mark which may reasonably indicate that it was the intention of
the sender that such article should be registered, may be registered and subjected
to the appropriate fee prescribed in Schedule G for registration in addition to
the ordinary postage due upon such article.
(2) The provisions of paragraph (1) shall apply to any unregistered postal
article which there is reasonable cause to believe contains jewellery, money, a
blank uncrossed postal order, an uncrossed bearer cheque or warrant, postage
stamps, coupons having a marketable value or any other enclosure exceeding
S2.40 in value.

41. RECEIPTS FOR DELIVERY OF REGISTERED ARTICLES. Any person to
whom any registered postal article is delivered shall give to the officer delivering
such article a receipt for the same on a form to be provided by the Postmaster
and such receipt shall be a complete discharge for the delivery of such registered
article.

42. RETURN OF UNDELIVERED ARTICLES BY REGISTERED POST. (1)
Every registered postal article which may, from any cause, be undelivered to the
person to whom it is addressed, shall be returned to the sender, if known, by
registered post without further charge for postage or registration.
(2) Any unregistered postal article which is of intrinsic value and which may,
for any cause, be undelivered to the person to whom it is addressed, may be
returned by the Postmaster to the sender, if known, by registered post, and such
sender shall be liable in respect of such article for the payment of the amount of
the prescribed registration fee.

43. PACKING OF POSTAL ARTICLES. (1) The contents of every postal
article shall be packed and secured by the sender in such a manner as may
afford adequate protection to the contents thereof or to other postal articles.
(2) Any postal article which in the opinion of the Postmaster does not
comply with the requirements of paragraph (1) may be refused acceptance, or
may be intercepted and detained in the course of transmission.






(CAP. 216 843


44. MAKE UP AND INFECTION OF CERTAIN POSTAL ARTICLES. Postal
articles for transmission at the rates of postage prescribed for commercial papers,
printed papers, samples or newspapers, shall be made up in such a manner as to
enable the contents thereof to be easily inspected.

45. RECALL, DETENTION OR DIVERSION OF POSTAL PACKETS. (1) No
letter, parcel or other postal packet, once it has been posted in a Post Office
receptacle or handed to any Officer of the Post Office in the course of his duty,
shall be taken out of post.
(2) No letter, parcel or other postal packet shall be detained or delayed
even if a request to that effect appears on the cover thereof.
(3) Letters, parcels, or other postal packets shall be forwarded to their
addresses and cannot be diverted to any other address at the request of the
sender.
(4) Applications to enclose articles inadvertently omitted from a postal
packet shall not be entertained.
(5) No search shall be made for a letter, postcard, printed packet or sample
packet on which postage has not been fully prepaid.

46. METHODS OF PACKING PARCELS. Parcels must be securely and sub-
stantially packed so as not only to preserve their contents from loss or damage in
the post, but also so as not to injure other parcels in the mail or Officers of the
Post Office.

47. REFUSAL OF ARTICLES FOR INSURANCE WHEN IMPROPERLY PACKED.
(1) An article tendered for insurance which does not, in the opinion of the
Officer of the Post Office to whom it is tendered, fulfil the required conditions as
to packing and sealing shall be refused for conveyance by insured post.
(2) The onus of properly enclosing, packing, and sealing any insured article
lies upon the sender, and the Postmaster shall assume no liability for loss arising
from defects which may not be observed at the time of posting.

48. REDIRECTION CHARGES ON PARCELS. Every parcel redirected at the
request of either the sender or the addressee thereof from one Post Office to
another. shall, except when such Offices are within the same delivery area, be
subject upon delivery, in addition to any other charges which may be leviable
thereon, to a charge equal to the postage which would have been payable upon
such parcel if it were being transmitted for the first time from the one Office to
the other.
49. MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR TELEGRAPH MONEY ORDERS. Telegraph
money orders for sums not exceeding the maximum amount allowed in the case
of ordinary money orders shall be exchanged between the United Kingdom and
the Colony.


Post Office.






844 CAP. 216)


50. CHARGES ON TELEGRAPH MONEY ORDERS. The remitter of a tele-
graph money order shall be required to pay, in addition to the ordinary money
order commission, the cost of the telegram of advice at the ordinary letter
telegram rate per word and also a supplementary fee of 24 cents to be paid by
the remitter. The telegrams of advice shall be charged for at the letter telegram
rate and shall be subject to all the conditions governing the transmission of
messages accepted at that rate. A form of receipt (or certificate of issue) showing
the amount of the remittance and the charges, shall be given to the remitter.


51. PRIVATE MESSAGES IN TELEGRAPH MONEY ORDERS. The remitter
of a telegraph money order shall be allowed, on paying for the additional words
required, to add to the official telegram of advice any short communication in
English which he may wish to send to the payee, and may also, if he so desires,
prepay the cost of a telegraphic reply to such communication. The full rate per
word should be charged for the prepaid reply.


52. TRANSMISSION OF TELEGRAM OF ADVICE. All telegrams of advice
for orders payable in the United Kingdom shall be transmitted to the office of
destination through the Central Telegraph Office in London, and all telegrams
of advice of orders payable in the Colony shall be transmitted through the
General Post Office, St. John's.

53. FORM OF TELEGRAM OF ADVICE. Telegrams of advice shall be
prepared in accordance with the following specimen-

(1) (2) (3)
L.T. Mandat 123 Birmingham
(4) (5)

Joseph Allen Seventeen pounds fifteen shillings
(6) (7)

John Fuller Seventeen pounds (break signal)
Grand Hotel
(8)
To pay your passage

NOTE :-If the payee is a woman, the prefix Mrs. or Miss should appear before
her name unless the Christian name is given; but in all cases the remitter bears
the consequence if the address of the telegram of advice or that of the payee is
incorrect or insufficient to insure payment to the proper person.


Post Office.







(CAP.216 845


(1) Supplementary instruction required for letter telegrams only. This
indication "L.T." should always begin the telegram. When a reply is prepaid,
the indication "R.P." should appear between the letters "L.T." and the word
"Mandat".
(2) Serial number of order inserted at exchange office in substitution for
the issuing office serial number signalled from the office of issue. The exchange
office series of numbers should begin at 1 on the 1st of January in each year.
(3) Office of payment.
(4) Name of remitter.
(5) Amount in sterling in words.
(6) Name and address of payee.
(7) Repetition of the number of pounds.
(8) Private message, if any, for the payee.
A registered telegraphic address may be used to indicate the payee's address
provided that his name is also given. In such cases the symbol "c/o" should be
inserted between the name of the payee and the registered address; thus-
"John Fuller c/o Ajax".

54. OFFICE OF PAYMENT. If the office of payment is not a telegraph
office, the name of the nearest telegraph office should be written after the name
of the office of payment. If the sender is unable to indicate the nearest telegraph
office, the telegram of advice may be accepted at his risk provided that the name
of the country of destination is added after the name of the office of payment.

55. POSTE RESTANTE ORDERS. If a telegraph money order is intended
to be called for at a Post Office, the words "Poste Restante" must be written
instead of an address after the payee's name. In the absence of these words it
must be assumed that the order is to be sent out for delivery.

56. ADVICE OF PAYMENT. If the remitter desires to receive an advice of
payment the words "Advice Payment" should appear as the first words of the
text of the telegram of advice. In such cases the exchange office of the country of
payment must arrange for an advice of payment to be sent by post to the
exchange office of the country of issue for transmission to the remitter.

57. EXAMINATION OF SERIAL NUMBER. On receipt of the inward tele-
gram of advice in the Central Telegraph Office, London, or at the General Post
Office, St. John's, it must first be seen that the serial number of the order advised
is the next number in the sequence of the series proper to the country of
origin.


Post Ofice.







846 CAP. 216) Post Office.


58. METHOD OF PAYMENT. On receipt of the telegram of advice at the
office of payment a money order (or a notice of the arrival of the order) must be
prepared and delivered to the payee. Any private message for the payee must be
communicated to him at the same time on a detachable slip affixed to the
telegraph money order.

59. GENERAL REGULATIONS. The general international conditions for
letter telegrams, together with the regulations of the International Telegraph
Convention (Madrid Revision) or any regulations which may in future be
substituted therefore, shall apply to the telegrams of advice and other telegrams
sent in connection with money orders.

60. ALLOWANCE TO COUNTRY OF PAYMENT. The Post Office of the
country of issue shall account to the Post Office of the country of payment for
the same percentage on the amount of telegraph money orders advised as in case
of ordinary orders.

61. ENTRY OF PARTICULARS IN ADVICE LISTS. The particulars of tele-
graph money orders, including the full addresses of the payees, shall be entered
separately at the end of the ordinary advice list or on separate sheets headed
"Advised by telegraph", and the amounts of such orders shall be included in the
total amounts of the lists. The exchange office serial number of each order as
well as the serial number of the order at the Office of issue must be shown in the
list.

62. TELEGRAMS TO BE COMPARED WITH ENTRIES IN LISTS. When the
advice lists reach the office of exchange of the country of destination, the
telegrams of advice which have been received shall be carefully checked against
the relative entries in the lists. Any difference between the amounts stated in the
lists and the amounts in the telegrams of advice, or any other irregularities shall
be reported to the country of issue, by paid service telegram if necessary.

63. RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS, ETC. In the case of errors or fictitious
telegrams the responsibility for any losses involved, other than the loss of
telegraph charges, shall be borne by the Administration in whose service the
error or fraud was committed. In case it may be impossible to determine in
which service the error or fraud was committed or in cases of fraud or error in
connection with the transmission of telegrams over wires of intermediate
countries or cable companies, the responsibility for any losses involved other than
the loss of telegram charges shall be shared equally by the British and the
Colony Post Offices.

64. REGULATIONS. In other respects telegraph money orders shall be
subject to the same regulations as ordinary orders.







Post Office.


(CAP. 216 847


65. SALE OF POSTAGE STAMPS TO DEALERS AND COLLECTORS. (1) Re-
mittances accompanying orders received by post, being orders for postage stamps
for collection by dealers in and collectors of such stamps shall be in the form of
bankers' drafts, money orders, or postal orders made payable to the Postmaster
by his official designation and remittances in any form other than as aforesaid
shall be returned to the sender thereof by registered post.
(2) Such remittances shall be debited with full postage and registration fees,
and, where applicable, with insurance fees.
(3) In cases where remittances are in the form of a bankers' draft, any
commission and/or discount on cashing such draft shall be deducted from the
amount of such draft and postage stamps shall be supplied to the value of the
difference between the amount of the draft and that of the said commission
and/or discount.
(4) Stamped envelopes sent to any Post Offie for cancellation and posting
or return in some other manner shall be sent back "unserviced" : provided that
envelopes which bear appropriate postage stamps and which have accompanied
orders for unused stamps may be used for the purpose for which they were pro-
vided and the stamps affixed thereto cancelled in the normal course.
(5) No person employed at a Post Office may-
(i) comply with any request to affix postage stamps to letters for
transmission by post or to cancel postage stamps which are not
affixed to letters or other items entrusted to the Post in the normal
manner;
(ii) sell postage stamps taken from some special portion of a sheet or
from other than current sub-stock, or post letters sent to him for
that purpose by any person: provided that he may sell whole
sheets of postage stamps from sub-stocks or counter stocks;
(iii) exchange postage stamps after they have been sold unless such
postage stamps have been invalidated under and by virtue of a
Stamps Invalidation Order and are being exchanged within the
prescribed period for stamps of equal value in the current series;
(iv) accept from dealers in or collectors of postage stamps standing
orders for the supply of new issues or new printings of postage
stamps;
(v) address "first-day covers", affix postage stamps thereto or make
any special arrangements for the cancellation of stamps thereon;
(vi) in any way whatsoever act as the agent for any dealer in or
collector of postage stamps.

'66. DIMENSIONS OF POSTAL PACKETS. (1) The maximum dimensions of
letters, printed papers, commercial papers, papers impressed for the use of the
blind, samples of merchandise and small packets shall be as follows-







848 CAP. 216)


Length, breadth and depth combined, 3 feet, but the greatest dimen-
sion must not exceed 2 feet.
If in the form of a roll: length and twice the diameter 3 feet 3 ins.,
but the greatest dimension must not exceed 2 feet 8 ins.
(2) The dimensions of postcards shall be as follows-
Minimum. 4 inches in length by 2% inches in width.
Maximum. 57 inches in length by 4- inches in width.
(3) Printed papers sent unenclosed in the form of cards whether folded or
not, shall be subject to the same minimum dimensions as post-cards.
(4) The maximum dimensions of parcels shall be as follows-
The length, breadth or depth shall not exceed 3 feet 6 inches, and the
length and girth combined shall not exceed 6 feet.
(5) The limits of weight of postal packets and parcels shall be as follows-
(a) Letters and commercial papers, 4 lb; printed papers, 61 lb.:
Provided that the limit of weight for a printed volume sent singly shall
be 11 lb.
(b) Papers impressed for the use of the blind, 15 lb.
(c) Samples:
(1) to British destinations, 5 lb.
(2) to other destinations, 1 lb.
(d) Small packets: 2 lb.
(e) Parcels: 22 lb. or such lesser limit as may be applicable to the
postal administrations of destination.

67. CHARGEABLE PACKETS. Any postal packet which in the opinion of
the Postmaster contains any dutiable articles, or on which the postage is insuffi-
ciently prepaid, and all small packets and incoming parcels shall be withheld
from delivery until the necessary charges have been paid.

68. NOTICE TO ADDRESSEES OF POSTAL PACKETS. A notice shall be
addressed as soon as possible after the receipt of the mails to the addressee of any
postal packet withheld from delivery, and of any registered letter or incoming
parcel.

69. CUSTOMS DECLARATION ON OUTGOING PARCELS. Every parcel to
be sent outside the Colony shall bear a customs declaration in the prescribed
form setting out clearly the name and address of sender, the office of origin, the
contents of the parcel and the value thereof.


Post Office.






(CAP. 216 849


70. ABSENCE OF CUSTOMS DECLARATION ON INCOMING PARCELS.
(1) Where a parcel arriving in the Colony does not bear a customs declara-
tion, or where particulars as to contents and value of a parcel are not clearly set
out in the customs declaration or where the Postmaster or officer deputed by him
has reason to believe that other articles liable to duty are contained in such
parcel, or that the parcel is understated, he may at his discretion require such
parcel to be opened for inspection and revaluation if necessary.
(2) In exceptional circumstances where an importer, at the time of entry, is
unable to produce any document required by these rules and regulations the
Collector of Customs or the Postmaster shall have power to admit at the
preferential rate of duty any goods which he is satisfied are of Commonwealth
origin within the law for the time being in force governing British Common-
wealth preferential customs duty.


71. REVALUATION OF PARCELS. If upon revaluation the addressee is not
satisfied that a fair value has been assessed he may appeal to the Collector of
Customs who may detain the goods and cause them to be examined by three
competent persons to be appointed by the Collector of Customs.


72. RECORD OF PARCELS. There shall be kept in every parcel post
department a permanent record of all parcels arriving in the Colony through
that department and such record shall show particulars conforming to those
mentioned on the customs declaration or ascertained by inspection as herein-
before provided, the date of arrival, the name of the ship by which the parcel
has arrived, and the duty paid thereon. Each parcel shall be entered serially in
the record and shall bear a number corresponding to that entered in the
record.


73. NOTICE OF ARRIVAL OF PARCELS. (1) It shall be the duty of the
officer in charge of the parcel post department to notify the addressee by a
notice card of the arrival of each parcel unclaimed within seven days of its
arrival. A second notice shall be issued fourteen days after the first notice, and a
third notice twenty-eight days after the second notice.
(2) In lieu of the third notice the Postmaster may cause a list of unclaimed
parcels to be published in a conspicuous place in or outside the Post Office.


74. UNCLAIMED PARCELS. In the absence of a definite request for aban-
donment, an unclaimed parcel, if undelivered at the original address or the
alternative address (if one is furnished) will be returned to the sender without
previous notification at his expense after 75 days of its arrival in the Colony.


Post Office.






850 CAP. 216)


75. RETURNED PARCELS. Any parcel which has originated in the Colony
and is returned from the country of destination, and which is not claimed by the
sender, after notice being given as provided in Rule 73 of these rules and
regulations, within 75 days of its return to the Colony, shall be either-
(a) sold by public auction if the contents of the parcel so warrant, and
the proceeds, after deducting expenses and post office charges, will be
returned to the sender; or
(b) destroyed under the supervision of an officer of the Post Office.

76. SERVICE OF NOTICES. Any notice served upon the addressee of an
incoming parcel or the sender of a returned parcel in person or handed to a duly
authorized agent of such addressee or sender or sent through the post shall be
deemed to have been properly served.

77. SAVING AS TO C. O. D. AND INSURED PARCELS. Rules 69 to 76
inclusive of these rules and regulations shall not affect the rules governing the
exchange of cash on delivery or insured parcels.

78. C. 0. D. PARCELS. (1) Parcels subject to the collection of trade
charges may be exchanged with other countries subject to such arrangements or
agreements as may be made with the countries concerned.
(2) The maximum amount of the trade charge in respect of a parcel shall
not exceed $192.
(3) The fees to be charged in respect of parcels subject to trade charges
shall be as set out in any such arrangement or agreement referred to in
paragraph (1).

79. C. O. D. SERVICE WITH GREAT BRITAIN. The Rules governing the
exchange of postal parcels subject to trade charges between the post offices of
Great Britain and the post offices of the Leeward Islands, and the detailed
regulations for carrying out such Rules, made by the Governor in Council on the
3rd day of September, 1919, shall continue to have full force and effect in the
Colony.

80. INSURED ARTICLES. (1) Insured letters, boxes and parcels shall be
exchanged only with countries participating in the service.
(2) The maximum insured value of insured articles in the Colony shall be
$96.
(3) The charges upon insured letters, boxes and parcels must be fully
prepaid, and shall consist of the insurance fee specified in paragraph 7 of
Schedule E and in addition-


Post Office.






(CAP. 216 851


(a) letters: the postage and fixed registration fee applicable to a
registered letter of the same weight and for the same destination;
(b) boxes: the special postage fee specified in paragraph 8 of Schedule
E, and in addition, the fixed registration fee;
(c) parcels: the postage applicable to an ordinary parcel of the same
weight and for the same destination.
(4) Insured boxes shall not exceed two pounds in weight, nor exceed 12
inches in length, 8 inches in breadth or 4 inches in depth.
(5) An insured box addressed to the Colony or sent in transit through the
Colony shall be accompanied by a customs declaration in the form prescribed.
An insured box posted in the Colony shall be accompanied by a customs
declaration in the form prescribed and of the number required by the country of
destination.

81. COMPENSATION FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE OF PARCELS. (1) If any un-
insured parcel while under the control of the General Post Office be lost or
damaged, the maximum compensation payable to any person or persons who
may, in the opinion of the Postmaster, establish a reasonable claim to compensa-
tion (having regard to the nature of the articles, the care with which it was
packed, and other circumstances) shall be as follows-
Maximum amount of
Weight of Parcel Compensation.

Not exceeding 3 lbs. ... 5.32
Exceeding 3 Ibs. but not exceeding 7 lbs. ... 8.36
Exceeding 7 lbs. but not exceeding 11 lbs. ... 13.92
Exceeding 11 lbs. but not exceeding 22 lbs. ... 22.32
Provided that where the value of an uninsured parcel does not correspond
to the value of compensation appropriate to the weight of such parcel, the
compensation shall be confined to the declared value of such parcel.
(2) In no case will compensation be given when such loss or damage arises
from any fault or neglect of the sender or from the nature of the contents, or
where the parcel cannot be accounted for in consequence of the loss of official
documents from any such cause.
(3) When it cannot be determined where the loss or damage occurred,
compensation shall be borne equally by the despatching and receiving admini-
strations.

82. INDEMNITIES IN RESPECT OF REGISTERED ARTICLES. (1) The maxi-
mum payment for the loss of a registered article or for the loss of the contents of
a registered letter, where payable, is $13.92.


Post Ofice.






Post Ofice.


(2) No payment for the loss of a registered article shall be made when such
loss arises from any fault or neglect of the sender or from the nature of the
contents of the article or where the article cannot be accounted for in conse-
quence of the loss of official documents from any cause.


83. GRATUITIES FOR SEA CARRIAGE. (1) The gratuities payable to
owners, masters or agents of ships conveying mails, including transit mails, (other
than ships under contract or in respect of which a subsidy is paid or in respect of
which other arrangements exist for the conveyance of mails) shall not exceed the
rates specified in Schedule J.

(2) The rates hereby authorized are in respect of the net weights of corres-
pondence and parcels, that is to say, the actual net weight of the postal packets
or parcels where easily ascertainable, or where the net weight is not easily
ascertainable the gross weight, less ten per cent of the same, shall be deemed to
be the net weight.

84. ACCOUNTS. The Postmaster shall render promptly to the postal
administrations or departments concerned all accounts, returns and statements
due to be rendered, and the several Branch Postmasters and Sub-Postmasters
shall keep such accounts and shall render such returns as the Postmaster may
require.


85. STATISTICS. (1) Once in each year from the first to the fourteenth
day of November inclusive or at such other period as may be prescribed a strict
account shall be kept for statistical purposes of the number despatched in the
inland mails of each group of postal packets, as follows-
(a) Letters, (b) postcards, (c) printed papers, commercial papers and
samples, (d) small packets, (e) blind literature, (f) external parcels, (g) inland
parcels. Registered articles are to be included in the group to which they
belong.

(2) During the statistical period special letter bills will be used, on which
the necessary particulars will be entered; the number of postal packets (other
than external parcels) thus ascertained will be multiplied by 26, and the resulting
figures will be regarded as the approximate number of postal packets despatched
during the year for the purposes of official and other returns.

(3) Similar records will be kept in the General Post Office in respect of
external mails:
Provided that in the case of external parcels the precise numbers are to be
recorded and entered in the returns.


CAP. 216)






(CAP. 216 853


(4) Where statistics are recorded in any year in accordance with the
International Postal Convention, it will not be necessary to observe a special
statistical period for colonial purposes in respect of external mails, and the
statistics recorded for international purposes will be used for the purposes of
official and other returns.


86. CONVENTION OF BRUSSELS. The Universal Postal Convention and
the Agreement concerning Insured Letters and Boxes signed at Brussels on the
llth day of July, 1952, so far as the same are applicable to the Colony, shall
continue to have full force and effect in the Colony.


87. PRACTICE OF UNITED KINGDOM POST OFFICE APPLIED. In all
matters not expressly provided for herein or in any law, rule or regulation
relating to postal affairs in force in the Colony, or in the Universal Postal
Convention and the several Agreements and Detailed Regulations made there-
under, or in any other Agreement, Convention or Instructions, the Postmaster
shall be guided by the general practice of the Post Office of the United Kingdom
as set out in the Post Office Guide published from time to time by Her Majesty's
Stationery Office so far as the same may be appropriate or applicable to local
conditions and circumstances.





SCHEDULE A. r. r. 5 and 8.

BRANCH AND SUB-POST OFFICES.

Branch Post Offices Sub-Post Offices
Barbuda All Saints
Bendals
Bolans
Cedar Grove
Dockyard
Freetown
Grays Farm
Johnson's Point
Liberta
Old Road
Parham
Seatons


Post Office.









CAP. 216) Post Office.


SCHEDULE B.

DELIVERY OF MAILS (COUNTRY DISTRICTS)
ALL SAINTS.


Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays
All Saints
Bishops
Buckleys
Burkes
Follies
Jonases
Swetes
Tyrells


Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays
All Saints
Belle Vue
Briggins
Duers
Freemans Village
Herberts
Renfrews
Sandersons
Sea View Farm
Matthews


BOLANS


Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays
Bolans
Blubber Vallev
Cedar Hall
Ebenezer
Hermitage
Jennings
Jolly Hill
Roses
New Division
Seaforths
Willocks
Yorks
(Along the route between Creekside and Ebenezer)


BENDALS
Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays
Bendals
Bath Lodge
Body Ponds
Emanuel Village
Green Castle
Hamiltons
John Hughes
Sawcolts
Wallings


r. 13.


CAP. 216)


Post Office.









Post Office. (CAP. 216


CEDAR GROVE
Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays
Cedar Grove
Barnes Hill
Blizzards
Cedar Valley
Crosbies
Friars Hill
Hodges Bay (including the Beach Hotel area)
Judges
Langfords
Marble Hill
New Winthorpes
Royals Estate
Thibou Jarvis
Weatherills

DOCKYARD
Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays
Clarence House
Cobbs Cross
Dockyard
English Harbour
Piccadilly
Falmouth
FREETOWN
Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays
Freetown
Montpelier
Newfield
St. Philips


GRAYS FARM


Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays
Grays Farm
Cooks Hill
Creek Side
Golden Grove
Grays Hill
Kentish Village
Nut Grove
Rigsby
Thibous
Turnbulls


Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays
Grays Farm
Donovans
Five Islands
Greenbay
Union Estate
Yeptons
Cooks Estate


Post Office.


(CAP. 216









856 CAP. 216) Post Office.


Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays
Johnson's Point
Crabbe Hill
Ffryes
Orange Valley
Strangers View
St. Mary's Rectory
Urlings


Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays
Liberta
Bailey Hill
Cherry Hill
Dimsdale
Falmouth


INSON'S POINT









LIBERTA
Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays
Liberta
Bethesda
Blakes
Christian Hill
Delaps
Morris Looby
The Brook
Willis Freemans

OLD ROAD


Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays
Old Road
Brookes
Cades Bay
Claremont
Clements
James Taylor
(Along route between Old Road and Wallings)


Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays
Parham
Carlisle
Cassada Garden
Jeffreys Village
Jonas Village
New Parham
Osborne Village
Potters
Tennessee


PARHAM
Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays
Parham
Blackmans
Cedar Hill
Donovans Estate
Factory Road East of
St. Johnston's Village
Fitches Creek
Gunthorpes
North Sound
Paynters
Pigotts
Tomlinsons
Vernons
Weirs


CAP. 216)


Post Office.


856






Post Office. (CAP. 216 857


SEATONS

Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays
Seatons
Buntins
Betty's Hope
Collins
Coconut Hall
Comfort Hall
Cotton
Ffryes Estate
Gaynors
Gilberts
Glanvilles
Lavingtons
Long Lane
Pares Village
Parham New Works
Rooms
The Diamond






SCHEDULE C. r. 19.

Officers authorized to frank Government letters.

(1) To ANY BRITISH DESTINATION.

The Chief Justice
The Administrator
The Attorney General
Puisne Judges
The Collector of Customs and Supply Officer
The Superintendent of Police
Assistant Superintendent of Police
Veterinary Officer
The Principal Auditor
The Registrar General
The Agricultural Superintendent
The Labour Commissioner
The Postmaster
The Librarian
The Administrative Secretary and Assistant Administrative Secretaries
The Accountant-General
The Chairman, Central Housing and Planning Authority






858 CAP. 216) Post Office.


(2) WITHIN THE LEEWARD ISLANDS ONLY
The Inspector of Schools
The Superintendent of Government Printing Office
The Magistrate or Additional Magistrate
The Senior Medical Officer
The Chief Keeper of Prisons

(3) WITHIN THE COLONY ONLY
The Clerk, Executive Council
The Clerk, Legislative Council
S.P.O. or Constable in Charge of Police Stations
Medical Officers
The Surgeon Specialist, Holberton Hospital
The Superintendent, Lunatic Asylum
The Chairman, Board of Guardians
Chief Petty Officer, Leper Home
Head Teachers, (letters to Inspector of Schools only)
The Chairman, Country Board of Health
District Registrars (to Registrar General only)
The Social Welfare Officer
The Officer Commanding the Defence Force
Branch Postmasters I
Sub-Postmasters to other Post Offices only
The Superintendent of Telephones
Telephone Operators (to head Office only)
The City Clerk
The Attendant, Pumping Station (to P.W.D. only)
The Director of Public Works
The Warden, Barbuda
Members of the Executive Council (to the Administrator or Clerk to Council)
Chairman, Public Boards (to Administrator only)
The Housing Executive Officer.









Post Office. (CAP. 216


SCHEDULE D.

AIR MAIL RATES OF POSTAGE.


PART I.


Country of Destination


Aden
Afghanistan
Alaska
Albania
Austria
Algeria
Argentine
Aruba
Australia
Azores
Bahamas
Barbados
Barbuda
Belgium
Belgian Congo
Bermuda
Bolivia
Bonaire
Brazil
British Guiana
British Honduras
Brunei
Burma
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Cameroons (British Sphere)
Cameroons (French Sphere)
Canada
Canary Islands
Cape Verde Islands
Ceylon
Chile
China
Columbia
Cook Islands
Corsica
Costa Rica


Letters
per j oz.
Cents
50
55
20
40
40
40
35
15
90
40
15
8
4
35
55
20
25
15
25
10
15
70
70
40
70
50
55
20
35
50
65
30
70
15
95
35
20


Postcards
Cents
25
28
10
20
20
20
18
8
45
20
8
4
2
18
28
10
12
8
12
5
8
35
35
20
35
25
28
10
18
25
32
15
35
8
48
18
10


Printed
papers
Commercial
Air letter papers and
forms (Aero- small packets
grammes) per I oz.
Cents Cents
12 16
12 18
12 6
12 12
12 12
12 12
12 12
12 5
12 30
12 12
12 5
6 3
3 3
12 12
12 18
12 6
12 8
12 5
12 8
6 3
12 5
12 24
12 24
12 12
12 24
12 16
12 18
12 '6
12 12
12 16
S12 22
12 10
12 24
12 5
12 32
12 12
12 6


r. 22.


Post Ofice.


(CAP. 216










860 CAP. 216) Post Office.


Country of Destination


Cuba
Curacao
Cyprus
Czechoslovakia
Dahomey
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Dutch Guiana
Ecuador
Egypt
Eire
El Salvador
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands (to Uruguay
only by Air)
Fanning Islands
Finland
Fiji
Formosa
France
French Equatorial Africa
French Guiana
French Guinea
French Settlements in Oceania
French Somali Coast
Gambia
Gaza and Khan Yunis
Ghana
Germany
Gibraltar
Gilbert and Ellice Islands
Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Greece
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Haiti
Hawaii
Holland


Letters
per J oz.
Cents
20
15
40
40
55
40
8
15
18
25
45
30
20
55
55

65
95
40
95
70
35
55
18
55
55
55
45
45
50
35
40
95
30
40
8
12
25
15
70
40


Printed
papers
Commercial
Air letter papers and
forms (Aero-small packets
Postcards grammes) per oz.
Cents Cents Cents
10 12 6
8 12 5
20 12 12
20 12 12
28 12 18
20 12 12
8 6 3
4 12 5
10 12 6
12 12 8
22 12 15
15 12 10
10 12 6
28 12 18
28 12 18


860


CAP. 216)


Post Office.




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs