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    Ordinance No. 15 of 1969: An Ordinance to provide for expenditure during the financial year ending on the thirty first day of December, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine, upon certain services in excess of the Appropriation Law relating to the year one thousand, nine hundred and sixty-nine
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SAINT V INC NT


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE


pItblistle b hb Autljoritp.


VOL. 102.] SAINT VINCENT, TI'ESDAY,


MAY, 1!(i9).


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.
No. 141.
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE PRIVATE BILL

Notice is hereby given that the Brothers of thec (hristian Schools in Saint
Vincent intend to promote a private Bill for an (Ordinaice to provide for the
incorporation of the Trustees of the said C'hristian Brol hers and rI' St. Martin's
Secondary School.
OBJECT AN)D IEAsON


The object of this Bill is to provide
of the Christian Schools in St. Vincent



7th May, 1969.
(3 ins.)

No. 148.
APPOINTMENTS.

In accordance with Ordinance No. ,8
of 1968 the nndermentioned persons
have been appointed to serve on the
Board of Management of the St. Vincent
Memorial hail for a period of two (2)
years with effect from 1st March,
1969:
Mrs. J. II. D. Cox--Chairman
Mr. F .1. DARE-I'i'Ct Ch(i'ir( on
Mr. A. V SIROTT
The chairman Kingstown Town
Boa:-


the imciorporation or the Brothers
colrplratill I'..''.r e.

O. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the Legislative Council.


''The resident .Jayi.'es
The President Lions Club.
27th May 1969.


No. 149.
ASm.I5TA1N(-: DISTI'CT COMMITTEE
MAYREAIt
In iac()ordall witli the provisions of
,Setion 7 (2) (.) of the Public Assist-
mnce Ordin,,nce 19.57 (No. 20/1957) the
iiuniermnntioned p)crsonsu have been re-
a)l)pointedl I) serve on the District Com-
miiltee for Mayreau for further period


LNo. 34.


,/ //" "
/ ^ /





152 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY,


of one with effect from 1si May,
1969:-
Mr. CARLIrLE WALLACE
Mr. CARLISLE WALLACE
Mrs. ELLA ROA.IIE
Mrs. JESTINA ALEXANDER.
27th May, 1969.
'.A.S./001/ 03).


No. 150.
LEGISLATION.

The Righlt Honor, able the Secretary
of State for' Commi.iwealth Affairs has
notified that Her Majesty the QUEEN
will not be advisedd 1 exercise her power
of disallovw nce in r-' pect of the follow-
ing Ordini,: *es o0 l'iis Government:-

No. 32 of 1960.- -An Ordinance to
provide for the change of title of
Crowj Surveyo: to the Chief Sur-
veyor.

No. 33 1968.-An Ordinance for
the irn ilementation of an Agree-
ment providing for the accession of
Grenatu, to the East Caribbean
Currei-y Agreement, 1965 and to
amend the Currency (No. 2) Ordin-
ance, 1968.

No. 38 of 1968.-An ( ordinance to re-
place ihe Saint Vincent Memorial
Hall (Trustees) (O'dinance, 1954.
.1
No. 3 (,- 1969.-An Ordinance to
grant pensionable si:'lus to Maurice
Sharp( in respect of his past non-
pensioaible service as a teacher
with tlh (Government of Saint Vin-
cent aid to determine what portion
of the said non-pensionable period
of service shall be taken into ac-
count in computing his pension.
(P.F. 4152.)


No. 6 of 1969.-An Ordinanc to de-
monetize the Half-Cent Coin.

No. 8 of 1969.-An Ordinance to pro-
vide for the service of the Colony
for the year ending the thirty-first
day of December One Thousand
Nine Hundred and Sixty-nine.

No. 11 of 1969.-An Ordinance to pro-
vide for expenditure during fin-
ancial year ending on the thirty-first
day of December, one thousand nine
hundred and sixty-eight, upon cer-
tain services in excess of the Ap-
propriation Law relating to the year


one thousand, nine hundred and
sixty-eight.

No. 12 of 1969.-An Ordinance fur-
ther to amend the Employment of
Women, Young Persons and Chil-
dren Ordinance, 1935.
27th May 1969.


No. 151.
The undernientioned Ordinances which
have been assented to by His Honour the
Administrator, are published with this
issue of the Gazette:-

No. 15 of 1969.-An Ordinance to pro-
vide for expenditure during the
financial year ending on the thirty-
first day of December, one thousand
nine hundred and sixty-nine, upon
certain services in excess of the Ap-
propriation Law relating to the year
one thousand, nine hundred and
sixty-nine.

No. 16 of I1i9.-An Ordinance to put
into effect an Agreement made the
-Ith day of March 1969, with the
Mustilue Company Limited for the
establishment of a Tourist Industry
and Coiniercial and other Under-
takings upon and in the Island of
Mustique in Saint Vincent Grena-
dines.
27th May, 1969.

No. 152
The following Document is published
with this issue of the Gazette:-

S.R. & 0. No. 20.-Supreme Court
(Revision) Rules, 1969.
27th May, 1969.

No. 153.
PRESS RELEASE

The attention of the general public is
drawn to Sections 5 and 6 of the Ancient
Monuments and Antiquities Ordinance
Cap 148 which reads:
"5. (1) The exportation of antiqui-
ties found or excavated in the Colony
is hereby prohibited Provided that
the Governor may, if he think fit,
grant a licence to any person to export
such articles.
(2) Every licence so granted shall
be subject to such conditions as may
be named therein.
6. The exporter or his agent of any
antiquity exported in contravention of


MABY, 1969.--(No. 34.)





SAINT VINCENT, TI'ESD.-


the last preceding section shall be li;-
ble on summary conviction Ibefore a
Magistrate to a penalty not exceeding
twenty pounds, or in default of pay-
ment to imprisonment, with or with-
out hard labour for any term not ex-
ceeding three months.'
It has been brought to thi, attention
of the Ministry of Trade, Production,
Labour and Tourism that antiquities are
being sold for exportation in contraven-
tion to the law.
Ministry of Trade and
Production,
27th May, 1969.

No. 154.
BANK HOLIDAYS.

Under the Bank Holidays Ordinance
Thursday, 5th June 1969 (Corpus
Christi), being a Bank Holiday, all
Public Offices will be closed on that day.
27th May, 1969.

No. 155.
Under the Bank lHolidays Ordinance
Saturday, 14th June, 1969 (Queen's
Birthday), being a Bank Ioliday, all
Public Offices, will be closed on that day

By Command,

J. V. ALVES,
Permanent Secretary,
Chief Minister's Office.

CHIEF MINISTER'S OFFICE,
ST. VINCENT.
27th May, 1969.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

POLICE NOTICE

QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY PARADE
SATURDAY, 14TH JUNE, 1969

Regulations made by the Chief of Police
under Section 79 (1) of the Motor
Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordin-
ance No. 20 of 1940

VICTORIA PARK
P.etween the hours of 7 a.m. and
9 a.ui. on Saturday 14th June, 1969
during the Parade to celebrate the
Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen,
vehicles will be admitted to Victoria
Park by way of Peebles Bridge ONLY.


MOTR(, VEHICLES EXIT
Exit will be by way of Bentinek
Square and Road to Leeward.

PARKING
IMotor Vehicles bearing 'WHITE
STICKERS' will park on the road out-
side the I'. between Bentinek Square
and Enir re leading to the Bishop's
residence directed by the Police.
Motor Vehicles bearing 'PINK
STICKERS will park on the road be-
hind the I'a;-k between the Bishop's re-
sidence awl Peebles Bridge as directed
Ihy the Police.
Motor Vehicles bearing 'BLUE
STICKERR will park in the Open
Space in f-ont of the General Hospital
Annexe, aiso along Back Street and
Fernside.
COCI'KTAIL PARTY-
GOVERNMENT HOUSE
Motor Vehicles hearing 'WHITE
STICKERS' will park on the Govern-
ment House Grounds as directed by the
Police.
Motor Vehicles bearing 'PINK
STICKERS' will park on the Road be-
tween Government House Bridge and
Entrance to Mrs. Mainigot's residence
directed by the Poli(e.
Motor Vehicles Iearing 'BLUE
STICKERS' will park on Mrs. Main-
got's premises.

S. A. ANDERSON,
Chief of Police.
271h May, 196).



NOTICE

WEST INDIES ASSOCIATED
STATES SUPREME COURT

IN THE IIlGII COURT
(CRIMINAL JURISDICTION)
(ST. VNCENT CIRCUIT)
A.D. 1969

JUNE CRIMINAL ASSIZES

Notice is hereby given that a sitting
of the Supreme Court of the West
Indies Associated States in its Criminal
jurisdictionn will be held at the Court
House, Kingstown, on Tuesday 3rd day
of .June, 1969. at 10.00 o'clock in the
forenoon and -ontinuing. All parties
concerned, also such persons as are
bound over by recognizance to prosecute,
answer charges or give evidence or sum-
moned as Jurors or witnesses, are here-


,,IAY, 1969,.-(No., 34.





154 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 27 MAY, 1969.-(No. 34.)
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by commanded to give their personal
attention ;id attendance.

BY COMMAND,

A. T WOODS,
Registrar Supreme Court.

Registrar's Chamber.
Kingstown.
St. Vincent.
17th May, 1969.
(2 ins.)


NOTICE

PARK HIIllJ DISTRICT COUNCIL
ELECT TONS

Notice is hereby given that the
Electors' Roll for tle districts of Park
Hill, Colo :arie, S: uth Rivers and
Mt. Green a can be seen and inspected
at the following premises:-

COLONARIE
1. The ( olonarie Police Station
2. Mr. Alban Gonsalves' Shop
3. Mr. Baxter Neptune's Shop
4. Mr. Ezekiel Joseph's Shop
5. Miss I na DeFreitas Shop
6. Mr. LAuslin Richarud' Residence.

PARK HILL
1. Mrs. Elsa DeFreitas' Shop
2. Mr. Patrick DeFreitas' Residence
3. Mrs. Posa Rose's Shop
4. Mrs. I rsula DaBreo's Shop
5. Mr. Brendon DeFreitas' Shop
6. The I'ark Hill Banana Buying
Station

SOUTH RIVERS
1. Mr. Grant's Shop
2. Mr. Alban Pereira's Shop
3. South Rivers Banana Buying Sta-
tion.
4. Mr. Brewster's Shop
2. The Temporary Clerk and Return-
ing Officer. Mr. James Soupran, will be
in attendance at the Colonarie Police
Station on Monday 9th June 1969 from
10 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. to receive nomina-
tions for the election of four members
to serve on the Park Hill District Coun-
cil for the term commencing 1st July,
1969 to 30th June, 1971.
3. Should a Poll be required it will
he taken at the undermentioned places
on Monday 16th June, 1969 from 9.00
a.m. to 12.00 noon, and from 1.00 p.m.
to 5.30 p.m.


1. The Park Hill Banana Buying
Station
2. The Colonarie Police Station
3. The South Rivers Banana Buy-
ing Station.

WINSTON B. D. JACOBS,
Secretary,
Ministry of Local Government.

8th May, 1969.
(3 ins.)


NOTICE

UNION ISLAND DISTRICT
COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Notice is hereby given that the
Electors' Roll for the district of Union
Island in the St. Vincent Grenadines
can be seen and inspected at the follow-
ing premises:-
1. The Revenue Office, Clifton
2. The Police Station, Ashton.
2. The Returning Officer will be ir
attendance at the Police Station, Ash-
ton. on Monday, 9th June, 1969, from
10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. to receive nomina-
tions for the election of four members
to serve on the Union Island District
Council for the term commencing 1st
July, 1969 to 30th June 1971.
3. Should a Poll be required it will
be taken at the undermentioned places
on Monday, 23rd June, 1969, from 9.00
a.m. to 12.00 noon, and from 1.00 p.m.
to 5.30 p.m.:-
1. The Revenue Office, Clifton
2. The Police Station, Ashton.

WINSTON B. D. JACOBS,
Secretary
Ministry of Local Government.
(3 ins.)


NOTICE

TRAINING IN PALANTYPIN--
DUFF'S BUSINESS COLLEGE

Applications are invited from suitably
qualified persons for training in Palan-
typing, or Stenograph Touch Shorthand,
at Duff's Business College, Barbados.
The main qualifications needed for the
Course are a good command of English
and a wide vocabulary. Candidates
must therefore have English Language
at U.C.E. 'O' Level; ability to type
would be ai asset.





SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 27 MAY, 1969.-(No. 34.)


Successful applicants will be required
to enter into a Bond with sureties to re-
turn to work with Government at the
end of their training.
Applications, on Form T1, must
reach the Training Officer, Ministry of
State, by Monday June 2nd 1969.

MARY E. MORGAN,
Training Officer.
(1 ins.)


NOTICE

CLOSE SEASON FOR LOBSTERS
AND TURTLES.

The Public is hereby reminded that
in accordance with the Birds and Fish
Protection Ordinance, Cap. 44 as
amended, it is prohibited to kill or
take:-
TURTLES
(a) Turtles or turtle eggs on land.


(b) Turtles under 20 Ils.


weight.


LOBSTERS
(a) Lobsters carrying
(b) Lobsters of less 1 lb
weight.
(c) Lobsters of less than nine inches
in length.

Closed Seasons:
There is a closed season for Turtles
between 1st May and 31st July, and a
closed season for Lobster, between Isi
May and 30th September.
Any person failing to comply with
the regulations mentioned above will
be fined $24.00 or in default imprisoned
with or without hard labour for a term
not exceeding 3 months.
Ministry of Trade and Prodcntion,
28th April, 1969.
T.P. 366.
(3 ins.)


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SAINT VINCENT


No. 15 of 1969.

I Assent,

H. GEORGE,

[L. S. ] Administrator.

26th May, 1969.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for expenditure during the finan-
cial year ending on the thirty-first day of December, one
thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine, upon certain ser-
vices in excess of the Appropriation Law relating to the
year one thousand, nine hundred and sixty-nine.
[ 27th May, 1969.
Whereas the sum of money granted by the Appropriation
Ordinance, 1969, for the services of the year ending on the
thirty-first day of December one thousand nine hundred and
sixty-nine is insufficient to meet the demands of such services.

Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by
and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council of
Saint Vincent and by the authority of the same as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Supplementary Short title.
Appropriation Ordinance, 1969.

2. There shall be and there is hereby granted to Her Appropriation
Majesty the Queen, Her Heirs and Successors for the year of $282,010 for
the services of
ending on the thirty-first day of December, one thousand nine the Colony for
hundred and sixty-nine the sum of two hundred and eighty- the year 1969.






No. 15. Supplementary Appropriation. 1969.


two thousand and ten dollars to be paid and appropriated out
of the General Revenue of the Colony and other funds of the
Colony for the said year and to be applied and expended in
the manner and for the services mentioned in the Schedule
to this Ordinance.

SCHEDULE

RECURRENT

Head Service Amount
$
1/110 Chief Minister/Premier ...... 10
1/111 Establishment and Personnel 1,500
1/125 Pensions 2,003
1/130 Police ..... 250,000
2/142 Medical and Health ...... 20
1/150 Ministry of Trade, Production, Labour and Tourism 8,000
1/160 Ministry of Communications and Works 5,500
4/162 Port and Marine ._ 3,053
4/168 Telephones ............ 6,160
1/170 Ministry of Housing, Local Government and Com-
munity Development 5,130

Total Recurrent $281,376

CAPITAL

0/360 Communications and Works ?"

TOTAL ..... $282,010



Passed the Legislative Council this 24th day of April, 1969.

O. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the Legislative Council.


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SAINT VINCENT.

No. 16 of 1969.

I Assent,


H. GEORGE,

Administrator.


26th May, 196).
AN ORDINANCE to put into effect an Agreement made the
4th day of March 1969, with the Mustique Company Limited
for the establishment of a Tourist Industry and Commercial
and other Undertakings upon andl in t!ih Tslam!1 of Mnstiolp
in Saint Vimncent Grenmdiles.
[ 27th May, 1969. ]

Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by
and with the advice and consent of the Legislative, ( ,)nnmli
Saint Vincent, and by the authority of the same as follow. :


1. This Ordinance shall be cited as the Mustique Com-
pany Limited Ordinance, 1969, and shall come into operation
on the 1st day of May, 1969.

2. In this Ordinance-
"the Agreement" means the Agreement set out in the
Schedule hereto.

3. The approval of the Legislature is hereby given to the
Agreement which shall have the force of law as if enacted in
this Ordinance.


Short title and
colmmnlenceellnt.


Interpretation.



Approval of
Agreement by
Legislature.


[L.S.]






No. 16. 3Mist iquc Company Limitcd. 1969.


Regulations. 4. The Administrator in Council may at any time during
the currency of the Agreement and after consultation wi'h
the Mustique Company Limited make Regulations generally
for the better carrying into effect of the provisions of this
Ordinance.

Stamp duties. 5. No stamp duties shall be charged, levied or collected
on the Agreement.



SCHEDULE. (Section 2)


THIS AGREEMENT made the 4th day of March in the Year of Our Lord
One thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine BETWEEN HYWELL GEORGE,
C.M.G., O.B.E., Administrator, St. Vincent acting for and on behalf of the
Government of Saint Vincent (hereinafter called "the Government" which
expression shall include its successors in office) of the one part and THE
MUSTIQUE COMPANY LIMITED with Registered Office at' Kingstown
Saint Vincent (hereinafter called "the Company" which expression shall in-
clude its successors in office and assigns) of the other part

WHEREAS the Government in consideration of its covenants and the
covenants on the part of the Company hereinafter described have hereby agreed
to grant the concessions and to enter into this Agreement as hereinafter ap-
pearing
NOW THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSETII in consideration of the pre-
mises as follows:-

1. THE Company acknowledges-
(a) that enaint ents I' orce from time to time in St. Vincent shall
applly also in Mustique except in so far as in respect of any such enactment
contrary provision is made either in that enactment or in this Agreement;
(b) that nothing in this Agreement confers or is to be interpreted as
conferring any exemption I'rom any enactment in force from time to time in
St. Vincent relating to exchange control or the conduct by companies or indi-
viduals of any banking business or the registration of or the conduct of business
by other companies; and
(c) that the company is to be regarded as resident in St. Vincent for
the purpose of exchange control.






No. 16. Mystique Company Limited. 1969.

2. TIE Company undertakes that it will within six (6) months of the
date of the coming into effect of this Agreement issue fully paid-up shares and
debentures to the aggregate value of TWO MILLION DOLLARS ($2,000,000).
3. THE Company agrees that no alteration will be made to its Articles
of Association and no transfer or registration of any share or security of the
Company will be recorded in the books of the Company the effect whereof
would be that control of the Company would become vested in some other person
or persons than the shareholders of the Company at the date hereof, without
the prior written consent of the Government, which consent shall not be un-
reasonably withheld.
For the purpose of this Clause "control" means the power of a person
to secure by means of the holding of shares or the possession of voting power
in or in relation to the Company, or by virtue of any powers conferred by the
Articles of Association of the Company, that its affairs are conducted in accord-
ance with the wishes of that person, "share" includes stock and any other
interest of a member in the Company, whether or not creating or evidencing a
charge on assets.
4. THE Company undertakes that unless prevented from so doing by
Act of God insurrection riots civil commotion war or warlike operations strikes
lock-outs force majeure or any unforseen or extraordinary circumstances which
may be reasonably considered to be beyond the control of the Company (includ-
ing the inability of the Company to obtain or employ the necessary labour or
obtain or secure the necessary material) to:-
(A) Promote and encourage tourist facilities and other commercial
undertakings and construct an airstrip at Mustique (but no casino may
be built on Mustique without the Government's prior written approval)
(B) Use its best endeavours to employ Saint Vincent born persons
within Mustique. Nevertheless the Company or any Licensee shall have
the right to bring into and employ with the approval of Government
such key trained or skilled personnel as may be necessary for the construc-
tion operation and administration of the Mustique development and the
proi':,)'! of Appendix II (Conditions of Employment) shall apply to
this sub-clause
(C) Cause all buildings and structure. erected within Mustique and
all machinery and apparatus installed in or about any such buildings and
structures to be so built installed and maintained so as to provide properly
for the health and safety of employees and the general public and for good
public sanitation within Mustique and the provisions of Appendix III
(Customs Regulations) shall apply to this sub-clause.
5. (A) THE Company shall have the sole right from time to time and
at all times during the continuance of this Agreement (subject to the provisions
o' sub-clause (C) of Clause 4 hereof) to plan lay out and vary the development
of Mustique in such manner as the Company shall deem fit and proper and






No. 16. Mustique Company Limitcd. 1969.

so that neither the Company nor any Licensee (which expression shall wherever
used in this Agreement bear the meaning ascribed thereto by Clause 12 (F) (d)
hereof) shall during the continuance of this Agreement require any building
permit from the Government for any development thereof any excavation erec-
tion demolition of any building or other structure within Mustique or for the
installation operation maintenance or removal of any machinery plant equip-
ment or other apparatus in or about any building and/or structures within Mus-
tique.
(B) Nothing in this Clause contained shall remove or vary any rights
vested in Her Majesty or any of her subjects or any members of the public
generally in relation and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing
this shall include:-
(a) Rights of fishing and access to the foreshore;
(b) Rights vested in the Crown in respect of the exploitation of
minerals or the resources of the subsoil.
(C) The Company shall ensure that all excavations erections, demoli-
tions, buildings, structures and installations, operations, maintenance and re-
moval of all such buildings and of plant, machinery and other apparatus on
Mustique shall comply with any regulations of St. Vincent and the Company
may agree with the Government on any model code of regulations and observ-
ance by the Company or its Licensees of the provisions of such agreed model
code shall constitute compliance with the provisions of this Clause.
6. (A) THE Company covenants with the Government to build and equip
in Mustique within (12) months of the coming into force of this Agreement
and maintain throughout this Agreement an adequate medical dispensary and
primary educational facilities.
(B) Officers of the Government of Saint Vincent responsible for the
performance of duties under any law of Saint Vincent and members and offi-
cers of public authorities of Saint Vincent (which expression shall include
the judiciary and magistracy) shall have the right to enter Mustique at any
time for the performance of such duties including the sitting of any Court, and
it shall be the duty of the Company to provide any necessary facilities and
accommodation from such performance.
(C) In respect of the services for which the Company is required to
pay Government and to provide accommodation for personnel, the duties of
the Company shall be to provide such accommodation as may be necessary for
the purpose of the actual provision of the services and for the residence in
Mustique of such personnel.
7. THE Company will reimburse or pay directly to the Government for
all services provided by the Government on Mustique and contemplated by
this Agreement and without prejudice to the generality thereof these services
include in particular police customs health and educational services for which






No. 16. Mustique Company Limited. 1969.

services accommodation for the personnel will be provided "Payment for
Services" include payment of salaries and all other normal payments on the
scale normally applicable in Saint Vincent. If the Company requests the Gov-
ernment to provide additional services the Government will do so upon being
reimbursed as aforesaid but if the Government is unable to provide such addi-
tional services the Company may make other arrangements for their provision
subject to the approval of Government which approval shall not be unreasonably
withheld.
8. TIE Company undertakes to notify the Government in writing under
its common seal within thirty (30) (lays of the name and address of any person
or Company provisionally licensed by it to carry on any business undertaking
or enterprise or the acquisition of land or any interest in land within Mustique
together with full particulars of the kind and nature of the business undertaking
or enterprise to be carried on by such Licensee or of the land or interest in
land as the case may be.
9. THE Company shall not be entitled to grant any licence (provisional
or otherwise) for the manufacture of arms or ammunition of any kind or for
the construction or operation of any military facilities whatsoever and any
licence purporting to include such manufacture construction or operation shall
lie wholly void.
10. THE Company will appoint ;a Director on the reconunendation of the
Government and he will be reimbursed by the Company for all expenses
authorized by the Company and incurred in attending to the Company's busi-
ness.
11. THIE Conlp.i fiiurlhr coet i.n(, tits Lollowt:
(A) To pay the Government on the signing of this Agreement and
thereafter pay on the first working day in each of the f6ur (4) sub-
sequent calendar years the sum of Fifty thousand dollars ($50,000);
(B) To pay to the Government in each year after the first five (5) years
and during the currency of this Agreement a sum equal to Five per
centum (5%) of its net income from all sources for that year or
Fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) whichever is the greater sum "Net
income" means the gross income of the Company less all expenses
proper depreciation the costs incurred by the Company in respect
of the Government's offices and all other costs incurred by the Com-
pany except those which in the opinion of the auditors ought properly
to be charged to capital.
Such payments mentioned in sub-clause (A) and (B) of this clause shall be
used at the discretion of the Government having due regard for the benefits of
the people of Saint Vincent.
12. THE Government hereby covenants with the Company that during
the period of twenty years from the date hereof:-






No 16. Mystique Company Limited. 1969.

(A) No taxes of any kind shall be levied upon or against the earnings
of the Company in Mustique or outside Saint Vincent or upon or against the
earnings of a Licensee in Mustique or outside Saint Vincent or against any
rentals or licensee fees paid by any Lessee or by a Licensee to the Company
or upon or against any interest or dividends paid by the Company or by any
Lessee Company of the Company or by a Licensee to the holders of the evidences
of indebtedness and/or shares or other securities of the Company or of the
company holding such lease from the Company or of a licensee;
Provided that no exemption in this paragraph shall apply to such part
of the profits of any Company with a registered office in Mustique, as has been
earned in relation to enterprises conducted or operations carried out or in any
other way earned in a part of St. Vincent other than Mustique.
(B) No personal property taxes or rates and no capital levies and
no taxes on capital gains or capital appreciation or death duties or legacy or
inheritance taxes shall be levied charged or collected by the Government within
Mustique or upon or against any personal property therein or upon or against
the shares debentures or other securities of the Company or any Licensee of
the Company;
(C) No real property taxes or rates and no real property levies
(whether capital or periodic) of any kind shall be levied charged or collected
by the Government within Mustique or upon or against any land building or
structure therein at any rate in excess of the maximum rates prevailing in other
parts of St. Vincent.
(D) Subject to application being made to the St. Vincent Exchange
Control Authority in cases where required under the Exchange Control Legis-
lation in force from time to time in St. Vincent, permission will be given for:-
(a) repayment to persons and companies outside St. Vincent of monies
previously provided by them in an appropriate manner and with
the approval of the Exchange Control Authority in respect of
(i) purchase of real estate in Mustique
(ii) subscriptions to the share or loan capital of companies in-
corporated in St. Vincent but operating in Mustique pur-
suant to the provisions of this Agreement; and
(iii) working capital for other enterprises operating in Mustique
pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement;
(b) payment to persons and companies outside St. Vincent of profits
dividends and interest on any of the investments specified in sub-
paragraph (a) above.
(E) No stamp or other taxes or levies shall be levied charged or col-
lected by the Government on or in respect of any moneys remitted by companies
and individuals in Mustique to or from any place outside of Saint Vincent. And
the provisions of Appendix I (General Conditions) shall apply hereto;






No. 16. Mustique Company Limited. 1969.

(F) All materials supplies equipment building materials replacement
parts spare parts machine and hand tools contractors' plant vehicles vessels and
petroleum products (hereinafter referred to as "the Supplies") which are
reasonably considered by the Company to be necessary for the dredging con-
struction and erection (including excavations and demolitions in connection
therewith) air-conditioning equipping fitting out furnishing landscaping ex-
tension completion repair maintenance replacement and operation of:-
(a) All hotels marinas clubs warehouses commercial business and other
undertakings office buildings housing and all other buildings and
accommodations of every kind within Mustique;
(b) All roads bridges parks and places of beautification amusement
entertainment sports and recreation laid out within Mustique;
(c) All utility undertakings within Mustique;
(d) Any other undertaking or thing within Mustique constructed
erected or operated by the Company or by any person or company
licenced in writing by the Company under its common seal to carry
on any business or enterprise within Mustique (herein re-
ferred to as a "Licensee") (all of which works and things herein-
before referred to in paragraphs (a) (b) (c) and (d) hereof are
sometimes hereinafter collectively referred to as "the Mustique
Development")
may be imported into Saint Vincent purchased or taken out of bond herein by
the Company or by a Licensee free of all customs duties emergency taxes and
all other duties and taxes now or hereafter levied charged or imposed by the
Government upon the importation of goods into Saint Vincent;
In the construction of this paragraph, the word "supplies" shall be
interpreted in accordance with its association with other words relating to per-
nlanent building equipment.
(G) All materials supplies and things of every kind and description
(hereinafter referred to as "the Administrative Supplies") which in the opinion
of the Company are necessary for the operation and proper functioning of the
administrative educational medical and all other services carried on by the
Company within Mustique (hereinafter referred to as "the Administrative
Purposes") may be imported into Saint Vincent purchased or taken out of
bond therein by the Company free of all customs duties.
(H) Nothing contained in paragraphs (F) and (G) of this Clause
shall exempt or be deemed to exempt from any customs duties or other tax
any goods whatsoever which are intended for sale or other disposal or which are
sold or disposed of by the Company or a Licensee to any person whatsoever
whether in the condition in which the goods were imported or after processing
of any kind, unless it can be shown to the satisfaction of the Government
either:-






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(a) that the Supplies or the Administrative Supplies will be or have
been sold or disposed of to the Company or a Licensee who will
employ them in the Mustique Development or the Administrative
Purposes, as the case may be, or
(b) that the Supplies or the Administrative Supplies have been or will
be sold to a person resident outside St. Vincent and have been
or will be exported outside St. Vincent.
13. TIE Government hereby further covenants with the Company that
upon the Company notifying the Government ill writing of the name address
and other relevant details of any person or Company to whom a provisional
licence has been granted the Government shall within ninety (90) days of the
receipt of such a notice inform the Company in writing of any objection thereto
which objection shall not be unreasonable and subject to such approval or
refusal the Company shall if the Government's approval is given before the
expiry of ninety (90) (lays or the Government fail to give its refusal within
the said period have the right to grant forthwith such licence without the
necessity of obtaining any further approval.
14. THE Government hereby covenants with the Company that Mustique
shall be declared a Port of Entry into Saint Vincent and that on completion
by the Company of the airstrip a Customs airport shall be declared in respect
thereof and the Government shall provide such Customs and Excise facilities
as may be required at the expense of the Company and may collect port dues
on any ship entering Mustique or airport charges or fees in relation to any
Aircraft entering at the same rate as the rate at which Port dues are payable
by vessels calling at other ports in Saint Vincent or airport charges or fees
are payable in respect of any aircraft or passengers arriving by air at any
other airport in Saint Vincent.
15. THE Agreement shall be construed and interpreted according to the
Laws of Saint Vincent.
16. ALL differences whatsoever which may at any time hereafter arise
between the parties hereto or their respective representatives touching these
presents or the subject matter thereof or arising out of or in relation thereto
respectively and whether as to construction or otherwise shall be referred to
arbitration pursuant to the provisions of the Arbitration Ordinance 1952 of
Saint Vincent and any statutory modifications or re-enactment thereof for the
time being in force.
17. THIS AGREEMENT will come into force only when any legislation
required to give effect to its provisions has been duly passed and shall continue in
force for a period of twenty years from the date when such legislation is passed.

APPENDIX I
GENERAL CONDITIONS
1. The Government hereby covenants with the Company that-






No. 16. Mustique Company Limited. 1969.

(A) Upon the expiration of this Agreement no taxes shall be levied
charged or collected by the Government within Mustique at any greater
rate than the usual rate which is levied charged and collected by the
Government in other parts of Saint Vincent;
(B) During the continuance of this Agreement there will be no re-
strictions regulations or conditions the making or imposition of which are
not excluded or prohibited by the provisions hereinbefore contained made
or imposed by the Government affecting Mustique or any business under-
taking or enterprise carried on therein differently from the rest of Saint
Vincent and which thereby discriminates against Mustique or any such
business undertaking or enterprises carried on therein when compared with
the rest of Saint Vincent and there will be no legislation enacted enactment
of which is not excluded or prohibited by the provisions hereinbefore con-
tained which affects Mustique or any such business undertaking or enter-
prise carried on therein differently from the rest of Saint Vincent and
which thereby discriminates against Mustique or any such business under-
taking or enterprise carried on therein. And if any such restriction regu-
lation or condition is made or imposed or if any such legislation is enacted
which in effect affects only Mustique and/or any business undertaking or
enterprise carried on therein the question of whether such restriction regu-
lation condition or legislation is in fact discriminatory against Mustique
or any business undertaking or enterprise carried on therein shall at the
request in writing of the Company be submitted to arbitration as herein-
before provided for determination;
(C) Provided that no restriction regulation or condition which is made
or imposed for application in Saint Vincent or legislation so enacted shall
be held to discriminate against Mustique or against any business under-
Laking or enterprise carried on therein solely for the reason that at any
given time no enterprise or business of the particular class or type to which
the restriction, condition or legislation applies is situate in a part of Saint
Vincent other than Mustique.
2. The parties to this Agreement will ensure that no discrimination on
grounds of r-(ce class or religion is exercised in Mustique but without prejudice
to the rights of the Government in Clause 13 of This Agreement.
3. The Government hereby covenants with the Company that in the
event of the Government taking over Mustique or the Mustique Development
or any part thereof respectively or any installation therein at any time during
the continuance of this Agreement in the event of war or war-like operations
under any emergency powers or regulations that Government will pay to
the Company reasonable charges for the use thereof and fair compensation for
any and all damages reasonably attributable to such use.
4. Nothing in this Agreement contained shall be deemed to give to
the Company or to any Licensee any rights facilities or privileges Saint
Vincent and the Saint Vincent Grenadines outside of Mustique.






1969. Mustique Company Limited. No. 16.

APPENDIX II

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
The Company will use its best endeavours to employ Saint Vincent born
persons within Mustique provided such persons are available and are willing
to work at wages or salaries and upon conditions of employment not less good
than those obtaining in similar work elsewhere in Saint Vincent and having
regard to the persons available from time to time for such training and the
standards of education and/or degree of skill required for the positions to be
filled use its best endeavours to train such persons to fill positions of employment
within Mustique and cause any person or company licensed by it to carry on
any business undertaking or enterprise within Mustique to enter into covenants
with the Company in such Licence in the same terms as the covenants contained
in this sub-clause of this clause.

It is hereby further njutually agreed that if at any time or times during
the continuance of this Agreement the Company or any Licensee shall require
any unskilled workmen or labourers for employment within Mustique which
the Company or Licensee is unable to recruit within Mustique then the follow-
ing terms and conditions shall apply namely

(A) The Company either for themselves or on behalf of such Licensee
shall notify the Government in writing of the number of such workmen
or labourers required;
(B) Upon receipt of such notice by the Government the Government
shall forthwith endeavour to recruit the number of workmen or labourers
specified in such notice;
(C) If within thirty days after receipt of such notice by the Govern-
ment the Government have been unable to recruit the total number of
workmen or labourers specified in such notice the Government shall forth-
with notify the Company in writing of the number of workmen.or labourers
which the Government have been able to recruit;
(D) Upon receipt of such notice from the Government the Company
or any Licensee shall have the right subject to the terms and conditions
hereinafter mentioned to bring to Saint Vincent and to employ within Mus-
tique such number of workmen or labourers as the Government were unable
to recruit and the government t will not withhold permission for the entry
of such workmen or labourers into Saint Vincent;
(E) No workmen or labourers recruited outside Saint Vincent by the
Company or by any Licensee shall be contracted for any longer period
than three years provided always that with the consent of the Government
the contract of any workman or labourer may be renewed provided further
that no renewal contract shall be for a longer period than three years;






No. 16. Mustique Company Limited. 1969.

(F) Upon the admission into Saint Vincent of any workmen or la-
bourers recruited outside Saint Vincent under the provisions of this sub-
clause the Company shall enter into a bond with the Government in the
amount of the cost of the return journey transportation of such workmen
or labourers from Saint Vincent to the place where they were recruited
plus reasonable travelling expenses for such return journey;
(G) The Government reserve the right to inquire into the antecedents
character and all other matters and things concerning any workman or
labourer recruited by the Company or by any Licensee outside Saint
Vincent;
(II) The Company hereby undertake 1, reimburse the Government on
demand all costs charges and expenses reasonably incurred by the Gov-
ernment in and about any such inquiry or inquiries;
(I) The Government reserves the right on grounds of personal un-
desirability to withhold permission for any individual recruited by the
Company or by a Licensee outside Saint Vincent to enter Saint Vincent
provided that due notice of such undesirability shall have been given in
writing by the Government to the Company prior to the departure of such
individual from the place where such recruitment takes place for Saint
Vincent and the Government reserves the right on grounds of personal
undesirability at any time to require any workman or labourer recruited
outside Saint Vincent to leave Saint Vincent; and
(J) In this sub-clause of this clause the terms "workman" and "la-
bourer shall Ie deemed lo mnica andu include tlie family and dependents
of such workman and labourer.

APPENDIX III

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
The conditions to be observed by the Company or by a Licensee (hereinafter
referred to as "the Importer") importing purchasing or taking out of bond
within Saint Vincent any of the Supplies and the Administrative Supplies shall
be as follows:-
(A) That a proper agent or officer of the Importer shall make a de-
claration before the Comptroller of Customs or before the Chief Revenue
Officer of the Port where the Supplies and the Administrative Supplies or
any of them enter Saint Vincent or are purchased or taken out of bond
therein or before any other person appointed for this purpose by the Gov-
ernment (hereinafter called "The Comptroller") that the same are intended
to be used solely for the Mustique Development and for the Administrative
Purposes (all and any of which said Mustique Development and Adminis-






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trative Purposes are sometimes in this sub-clause included in the term "the
said Purposes") or any of them as the case may be Save as herein expressly
provided the provisions of this clause shall in no way be construed or ap-
plied in any manner so as to permit the evasion of any Revenue Laws
existing in the Colony front time to time;

(IB) Thiit the .Importer should enter into a bond in double the amount
of any Customs Duties which would ordinarily attach on the importation
or taking olu of 'bondi thereof that the Supplies and the Administrative
Supplies or anly of them as the ease may be shall not be used or applied
otherwise than for the said Purposes any of them;
(C) That if any of the Supplies and the Administrative Supplies in
respect of which such bond shall have been given shall be used or applied
in breach of the. conditions of the bond such articles shall be liable to be
forfeited and may be seized and proceeded against in the same manner as
goods liable to forfeiture under Ihe Customs Ordinance of Saint Vincent
or any Law passed in Amendment thereto or in substitution therefore and
in addition thereto the penalty of the bond may be recovered as liquidated
damages;
(D) If at any time the Importer or any person in whom the property
in the Supplies and the Administrative Supplies or any of them as the
case may be shall be vested shall desire to use any of the said articles other-
wise than for the said purposes or any of them it shall be lawful for the
Comptroller on payment of the several amounts of Customs Duties payable
on such articles by a, memorandum endorsed on the bond to cancel the same
as far as it relates to such articles;
(E) Upon production by the Importer to the Comptroller of a declara-
tion made under oath by a Director or Officer of the Importer before a
Justice of the Peace or Notary Public that the Supplies and the Adminis-
trative Supplies or any of them have actually been so used for the said
purposes or any of them or have been exported from Saint Vincent either
in their original state or in a different state resulting from the manufactur-
ing processing or :as''e:b'; thereof in any way It hi;:l be lawful "or t-!
Comptroller (if satisfied that such declaration is true and correct) to can-
cel any bond or bonds entered into by the Importer under the provisions
of this sub-clause of this clause and in the case of any of the Supplies and
the Administrative Supplies purchased in Saint Vincent to refund to the
Importer thereof (if the Comptroller shall see it fit) any Customs Duties
which may have been paid on the importation thereof; and
(F) Any person authorised by the Government shall have free access
at all reasonable times to Mustique and to any works being constructed
in connection with the Mustique Development and to any other business
undertaking or enterprise being operated and carried on therein and may






No. 16. Mustique Company Limited. 1969.

enter and stay and remain therein and have free access to every part
thereof during reasonable hours for the purpose of ascertaining whether
the several articles admitted duty free under this Agreement have been
or are in the course of being duly used and applied to and for the said
purposes or any of them and as specified in the bond or bonds given in
respect thereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the said HYWELL GEORGE has hereunto
set his hand and caused the Public Seal of the Government of Saint Vincent
to be hereunto affixed and the Common Seal of the Mustique Company
Limited has been hereunto affixed the day and year above first written.

SIGNED SEALED and DELIVERED
by the said H. GEORGE

the Public Seal of Saint Vincent being
hereunto affixed in the presence of
J. A. POMPEY



THE COMMON SEAL of The Mustique
Company Limited is hereby affixed by
H. MONEY-COUTTS

in the presence of
LLOYD KING



Passed the Legislative Council this 24th day of April, 1969.


O. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the Legislative Council.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price 52 cents. ]
1969.






SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1969, No. 20.

WEST INDIES ASSOCIATED STATES

SUPREME COURT (REVISION) RI'LES 1969

(Gazetted 27th May, 1969).

The Chief Justice and two other judges of the West
Indies Associated States Supreme Court selected by him, in
exercise of the powers conferred upon them by section 17 of
the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court Order 1967,
and all other powers thereunto enabling them, hereby make
the following Rules


1 (1) These Rule, be cited as the Supreme Court
(Revision) Rules 1969.
(2) These Rules shall come into operation on the fir.
day July One thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine.
(3) The Supreme Court of the Windward Island,
and Leeward Islands (Circuits and Sittings,) Rules 1965 are
hereby revoked.
Vi defined
Rule
3. In 1the. ulih it is expressly provided to the
contrary 1he context requires-
"Courts Order" means the West Indie
State. Supreme Court Order 1967
"pleading" includes the statement in writing (r tlie claim
or demand or any plaintiff, and of the defence of any
defendant thereto, and of the reply of the plaintiff to any
counter claim of a defendant, but does not include a writ,
or a petition, summons or preliminary act;
"Registrar" the Registrar of the Court;


'ruler of
(a) forms,


Shjorl title
OlllI (111(l)em C)tent
:11111 Ir-evoctioii.


Intcerpreictation.


includes-


(b) respect of Grenada the Civil Procedure (rdin-
Cap. 58,
(c) in respect of St. Lucia the Code of Civil Proceduie
Cap. 243, and







(d) in respect of St. Vincent the Code of Civil Pro-
cedure Ordinance, No. 3 of 1884;
"State" means any of the following with its dependencies
(if any), that is to say-
Antigua,
Dominica,
Grenada,
Saint Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla,
Saint Lucia, and
Saint Vincent;
"the Court" means the High Court established by the
Courts Order or any one or more judges thereof whether
sitting in court or in chambers, and includes the Regis-
trar when dealing with matters in which he has the
jurisdiction and powers of a judge in chambers;
"writ" means a writ of uminmons.
Circuits in 4. (1) The provisions of this Rule shall apply to St.
St. Christopher, Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla only.
Nevis and
Anguilla. (2) For the purpose of the exercise of the jurisdiction of
the Court in St. Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla, that State
shall be divided into three circuits, namely:
The St. Christopher Circuit, the Nevis Circuit and the
Anguilla Circuit.
(3) Every action relating to land, or to any mortgage or
charge thereon, or any other interest therein, or for any
damage thereto, shall be coimmenced in the circuit in which
the land is situate.
(4) Every other action shall bt onmlni(ilued either in the
circuit in which the cause of action arose, or in the circuit in
which the defendant resides, or where there is more than one
defendant, in the circuit in which one of the defendants
reside: i i Ihe St. Clhristophlcir ircu.
(5) If any action is commenced in the wrong circuit it
may be proceeded with and tried in that circuit unless the
defendant, or if there is more than one defendant, any of the
defendants, shall object at or before the expiration of the
time prescribed for entering an appearance to such action.
Where any such objection is taken the Court may on the
application of any of the parties order the action to be trans-
ferred to the proper circuit.
(6) The Court may order criminal proceeding to be
transferred for trial from one circuit to another whenever it





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shall be made to appear on application either on behalf of the
Crown or of the accused supported by affidavit-
(a) that there is reason to believe that a fair and impar-
tial trial cannot be had in the circuit in which the
proceeding was commenced; or
(b) that for any other reason the interests of justice
would be promoted by such tram:fer,
and may give such directions as it may deem necessary for
giving effect to such order, and thereupon such proceeding
shall be heard and determined by the Court in such circuit
accordingly
(7) (i) In every action begun by writ the Court may
by order made on application by summons or motion deter-
mine the circuit in which the trial shall take place and the
mode of the trial; and any such order may be varied by a
subsequent order of the Court made at or before the trial.
(ii) Other proceedings before the Court exercising civil
jurisdiction may, at the option of the party commencing the
proceedings, be heard or tried either in the St. Christopher
Circuit or in the circuit in which they originate.
5. (1) Except as otherwise provided in these Rules, the General sit-
Court shall sit in each State during every month for the trial tings of Court
of civil causes and other matters and the disposal of the n non-criminal
regular business of the Court. matter.
(2) The judge assigned to the State of St. Christopher,
Nevis and Anguilla shall appoint the day or days of the
month on which the Court will sit in the Circuits of Nevis and
A!;, illa for the hearing and disposal of civil causes, and
shall cause a notice specifying such day to be published in the
Gazette and when practicable in a local newspaper of the
Circuit.
6. (1) The Court shall sit for the trial of criminal Criminal sit-
'aIu es: ttings of Court.
(a) in Grenada, St. Vincent and St. Lucia on the first
Tuesday of the months of February, June and Octo-
ber;
(b) in Dominica, Antigua and the St. Christopher Circuit
on the second Tuesday of the months of January and
May and the third Tuesday of the month of Septem-
ber;
(c) in the Nevis Circuit on the first Tuesday of the
months of April and November; and
(d) in the Anguilla Circuit on the first Tuesday of the
months of February and July.













Special sittings
for criminal
cn uses.


(2) The judge assigned to a State may with the concur-
rence of the Chief Justice fix an alternative date for the com-
mencement of criminal trials. Notice shall be given in the
Gazette of the State of the date so fixed not less than seven
days prior to the commencement of the sitting.

The Chief Justice may at any time direct a special
sitting of the Court to be held for the trial of criminal causes.
Notice of such direction shall be published in the Gazette and
in a local newspaper, if any, not less than fourteen days before
the date fixed for the sitting.


Assignment of 8. The Chief Justice may from time to time direct that
cnuIe. any cause or matter pending in the Court in any State shall
be heard by a judge other than the judge assigned to that
State.


Vacntions of
Cou rl.


IHcaring of
applications,
etc. in
vacations.


Service of
pleadings in
Long Vacation.


9., The vacations to be observed by the Court shall be
Ihree in every year, that. is to say:
(a) The Christmas Vacation which shall begin on 23rd
I)Decembr and end on 6th January
(b) The Easter vacationn which shall begin on the Thur.
day before, and end the Saturday after Easter
Sunday
The Long Vacation which .shall begin on 1st August
and end on 15th Seplember.
The dates specified above shall be included in the vacations.

10. (1) Save as in this rule otherwise provided the
Court wi!l not sit for the hearing of causes or matters during
the vacatiolls.
All such applications as are required lo be immeidi-
or promptly heard shall be heard in vacation by a judge.
(3) Any party to a cause or matter may at any time
before the end of the Long Vacation in any year apply by
sumnnos 1o judge for an order that the cause or matter
shall be Iried or heard during that vacation, and if the judge
is satisfied that there is urgent need for the trial or hearing
to take place in the Long Vacation he may make an order
accordingly and fix a date for the trial or hearing.
(4) The Court or a judge may hear criminal cause
or matter during the vacations.

11. (1) Pleadings shall not be served during the Long
Vacation except with the leave of the Court or with,,the con-
sent of all the parties to the action.







(2) Unless the Court otherwise directs, the period of the
Long Vaeation shall be excluded in reckoning any period
prescribed by rules of court or by any order or direction for
serving, filing or amending any pleading.

12. The sittings of the Court shall commence at 9.00 a.m. Hour of
unless the judge otherwise directs. sitting.

13. When business is pending before the Court or before Adjournment
a judge in chambers and there is no judge present or available w"hen 11jnu
for the disposal of such business, the Registrar shall adjourn available.
such matters in accordance with any instructions given by
a judge or if no instructions have been given, to a date of
which notice shall be given to the parties.

14. Subject to any instructions which a judge may give Powers of
under rule 13 of these Rules a Regi-' r who is qualified as Registrar.
a barrister or a solicitor may in the absence of a judge dis-
pose of any application in Chambers which requires prompt
attention in relation to:
(a) substituted service or other service of writs and for
renewal of writs;
(b) the amendment of writ, petition or pleading;
(c) the adjournment of any proceeding;
(d) the enlargement of time for doing any act or thing;
(e) leave to enter judgment by default
(f) tie' 'le of land in execution of ji:dgmeA
(g) the stay or renewal of writs of execution;
(h) the arrest of absconding defendants or their dis-
charge;
the attachment of goods before judgment the
lease thereof;
(j) the perpetuation of testimony the taking of evi-
dence de bene esse;
(k) the interim protection of property on such under-
taking by the applicant to be answerable in damages
as under the circumstances of the case may seem
just and reasonable;
(1) interpleader matters;
(m) all other interluctory applications and order, re-
lating or incident to suit or proceeding;
in every case on such terms as to costs as may seem and
reasonable.


- ill 1.)







ApptIl from
decision of
Registrn r.


Powers of
Registrar ias
to probate tIud
:iliii6iii straition.


15. (11 Every order or decision of a Registrar made
under the authority of the preceding rule may be confirmed,
varied or discharged by a judge, provided that written notice
of any intention to appeal to a judge is given by any of the
parties at the time of the making of :.uch order or within
three days thereof. The Judge shall appoint the time for the
hearing of the appeal, and no fresh summons shall be neces-
sary.
(2) An appeal to a judge from a Registrar's decision
shall not operate as a stay of proceedings unless so ordered
by a judge or the Registrar.
(3) Any party dissatisfied with the decision of a judge
on appeal from the Registrar may appeal to tie Court of
Appeal.

16. (1) Grants of probate in common form or of letters
of administration may be made by a Registrar in the name and
under the seal of the Court.
(2) No grant shall be made by a Registrar any .ase
in which there is contention until the contention is disposed
of, or in any case in which it appears to him that a grant
ought not to be made without the direction of the Court.


Appeals to 17. For the purpose of the hearing and determination
Court. of appeals from magistrates and from a Court of Summary
Jurisdiction the Court shall be duly constituted if it consists
of not less than two judges:
Provided that if in any such ease the two judges do not agree
as to how the appeal shall be determined the presiding judge
shall refer the appeal to the Chief .Tustice who shall direct
that the appeal shall be determined by a court of three judges,
which may for that purpose include either or both of the two
judges aforesaid.

Noln-compliiance 18. (1) Jhere, in beginning or puirpot ing to begin aiy
with rules, proceedings or at any stage in the course of or in connection
with any proceedings, there has, by reason of any thing done
or left undone, been a failure to comply with the requirements
of rules of court, whether in respect of time, place, manner,
form or content or in aly other respect, the failure shall be
treated as an irregularity and shall not nullify the proceed-
ings, any step taken in the proceedings, or any document,
judgment or order therein.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), the Court may, on the
ground that there has been such a failure as is mentioned in
paragraph (1), and on such terms as to costs or otherwise as







it thinks just, set aside either wholly or ill part tlhe proceed-
ings in which the failure occurred, any step taken in those
proceedings or any document, judgment or order therein or
exercise its powers under rules of court to allow such amend-
ments (if any) to be made and to make such order (if any)
dealing with the proceedings generally as it thinks fit.
(3) The Court shall not wholly set aside any proceedings
or the writ or other originating process by which they were
begun on the ground that the proceedings were required by
any rule of court to be begun by an originating process other
than the one employed.


19. (1) An application to set aside for irregularity any
proceedings, any step taken in any proceedings or any docu-
ment, judgment or order therein shall not be allowed unless
it is made within a reasonable time and before the party
applying has taken any fresh step after becoming aware of
the irregularity.
(2) An application under this rule may be made by sum-
mons or motion and the grounds of objection must be stated
in the summons or notice of motion.
Made this twenty-first day of April, 19i9).


ALLEN LEWIS
Chief Justice



K. L. GORDON
Justice of Appeal



P CECIL LEWIS
Justice of Appeal


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