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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT


GAZETTE


Vob, 106 J SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 29 MAY, 1973. [No. 30.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES


No. 75.
VACANT POST OF MAGISTRATE

Applications are invited from suit-
ably qualified persons for appointment
to the post of Magistrate in St. Vincent.
2. The appointment is permanent
and pensionable, but appointment on
contract for five (5) years in the first
instance may be considered.
3. The salary of the post is in the
scale of $8040 x $360-$8760 x $840-
$10,200.
4. Applications giving full parti-
culars should be forwarded tc the Sec-
retary, Judicial and Legal Services
Commission, P. 0. Box 80 St. Georges,
to reach her not later than May 31,
1973.
5. Further particulars of the post
can be obtained from The Chief Per-
sonnel Officer, Service Commissions
Department. Kingstown, St. Vincent.
2nd May, 1973.

No. 77
VACANT POST OF ATTORNEY
GENERAL.
Applications are invited from suit-
ably qualified persons for appointment
to the post of Attorney General in St.
Vincent.


2. The appointment is permanent
and pensionable, but appointment on
contract for five (5) years in the first
instance may be considered.
3. The salary of the post is $13,200
per annum fixed.
4. Applications giving full particu-
lars should be addressed to the Secre-
tary, Judicial and Legal Services
Commission, P. 0. Box 80, St. Georges,
Grenada, to reach her not later than
May 31, 1973.
5. Further particulars of the post
can be obtained from The Chief Per-
sonnel Officer, Service Commissions
Department, Kingstown, St. Vincent.
2nd May, 1973.



No. 82.
POST OF DIRECTOR OF CULTRUE,
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT AND YOUTH AFFAIRS,
ST. VINCENT.

Applications are invited from suit-
ably qualified persons for appointment
to the new post of Director of Culture
in the Ministry of Education, PoT-
munity Development and Youth
Affairs.


95/55_5


ilublilp byh Authority














180 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 29 MAY, 1973.-(No. 30.)


Applicants should have experience
in the broad fields of Art, Literature,
Dance, Drama and Music and should be
able to show proof of active involve-
ment in some of these fields. A degree
in a related field from a reputable
University will be an advantage.
The successful applicant will be
required to develop and harmonise the
various creative and performing arts
in St. Vincent and to work in close co-
operation with existing cultural groups.
The salary of the post will be in the
scale V6 at the flat rate of $10,200 per
annum. The post is at present not
pensionable but steps may be taken to
make it so. Appointment on contract
for not less than three (3) years will
also be considered in which event a
gratuity of 25% of salary will be pay-
able. If the successful applicant is
recruited from outside St. Vincent
arrangements will be made for payment
of passages for the appointee, his wife
and children not exceeding three if
they accompany him or follow him
within twelve months.


Applications accompanied by two
recent testimonials should be submitted
so as to reach the Chief Personnel
Officer, Service Commissions Depart-
ment, Kingstown, St. Vincent, not later
than 31st May, 1973.
15th May, 1973.




No. 86.
LEGISLATION

The following Act which has been
assented to by His Excellency the Gov-
ernor is published with this issue of the
Gazette:-
No. 8 of 1973.-An Act to control
more efficiently the employment of
foreign nationals and Common-
wealth citizens in the State of St.
Vincent.
29th May, 1973.


No. 87.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR A COMPETITION FOR AN EMBLEM
FOR THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY.



The Commonwealth Caribbean Regional Secretariat announces a public
competition for the award of a cash prize to the person, who must be a national
of the Commonwealth Caribbean, submitting the most suitable design of an
emblem for the Caribbean Community. An additional cash prize will be
offered for the entry adjudged to be the next most suitable submission.

2. On first August, 1973, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and
Tobago will become members of the Caribbean Community and it is expected
that the seven Leeward and Windward Islands, Belize and the Bahamas will
become members by the 1st May, 1974, bringing the total membership of the
Community to thirteen.

3. The competition will be governed by the following conditions:
1. The design must be executed on plain paper and must be of
a size not exceeding 6" X G" square. The medium should
be in colour, the particular material (water colour, oil paints
etc.) being left to the discretion of the competitor.
2. No competitor may submit more than two entries.
3. Entries must carry a label bearing the name, address and
nationality of the competitor. -
' 4. Each entry must be accompanied by a separate sheet of paper
containing the name and address of the competitor and a
statement that the entry is the original, unaided work of the
competitor and not a copy.
5. The panel of judges will reserve the right to amend the win-
ning entry, if necessary, in order to create a suitable emblem.
The decision of the judges will be final.













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 29 MAY, 1973.-(No. 30.) 181


6. Entries must be submitted in sealed envelopes addressed to-
SECRETARY-GENERAL,
COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN REGIONAL SECRETARIAT,
THIRD FLOOR,
BANK OF GUYANA BUILDING,
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA.
7. No entry will be considered which is received by the Secre-
tary-General after 1st August, 1973.

PRIZES
The following prizes will be awarded:
First Prize
Five hundred dollars (EC$500)
Second Prize
Two hundred dollars (EC$200)

29th May, 1973.


No. 88.
ESSAY COMPETITION ON CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY FOR SIXTH
FARMERS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN MEMBER COUNTRIES
AND THE BAHAMAS.


TOPIC
"How can the Caribbean Community help to overcome the economic-
and social problems of the English-speaking Caribbean?"

PRIZES
The Competition will carry the following prizes:

(a) First Prize
(i) For a student resident in the Windward Islands, Lee-
ward Islands, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago
A free trip to the Headquarters of the Regional
Secretariat in Guyana, as the guest of the Secretary-
General, together with a free trip to Jamaica;
(ii) For a student resident in Guyana:
A free trip to the Headquarters of the Eastern Carib-
bean Common Market (ECCM) Secretariat in Antigua,
together with a free trip to Jamaica;
(iii) Fcr a student resident in Belize, Bahamas or Jamaica
A free trip to the Headquarters of the Regional
Secretariat in Guyana, as the guest of the Secretary-
General, together with a free trip to one of the Leeward.
or Windward Islands;

(b) Second Prize
(i) For a student resident in any Member Country of
CARIFTA (Except Guyana) and the Bahamas;
A free trip to the Headquarters of the Regional Secre-
tariat in Guyana:
(ii) For a student resident in Guyana;
A free trip to the Headquarters of the Eastern Carib-
bean Common Market Secretariat in Antigua














182 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 29 MAY, 1973.-(No. 30.)


(c) Third Prie
A gift of a set of publications and reading material on
the Caribbean.

RULES
1. The student must be at the end of June, 1973 on the register of a
Secondary School of a Member Country of CARIFTA or the Bahamas.
2. Entries must be in the contestant's own handwriting and must be his
personal effort and an original and previously unpublished essay.
3. Each entry must be submitted on ruled paper (quarto or foolscap size)
and written on one side of the paper only.
4. Each entry must be accompanied by a statement from the Headmaster/
Headmistress of the School which the student attends stating the age
of the student and that to the best of his/her knowledge, the script
was written by the student submitting the entry.
5. The deadline for submission of the scripts will be 1st September, 1973.
6. The length of the Essay should not exceed 4,000 words.
7. Entries should be submitted in sealed envelopes addressed to:
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL,
COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN REGIONAL SECRETARIAT,
P.O. BOX 607,
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA.
8. Entries will be judged by a panel of three (3) judges to be selected
by the Secretary-General from the Staff of the University of Guyana
and the University of the West Indies. The decision of the judges
will be final.
29th May, 1973.


By Command,

IRMA BOWMAN YOUNG,
for Permanent Secretary,
Premier's Office.


PREMIER'S OFFICE,
ST. VINCENT,
29th May, 1973.


DEPARTMENTAL AND OTHER
NOTICES.

INSURANCE OF GOVERNMENT-CWNED
MOTOR VEHICLES.

It is hereby notified for general in-
formation that the eontr,;,t for the
I n s u r a n c e of Government-Owi Motor Vehicles for the period 29th
Junme 1973 to 30th June. 1974 has been
awarded to the Lyrie Trading Cor,-
pany of Kingstown through their
nrineipnls the English and American
Insurance Coimpnny Limited at the
rate of $135.00 per vehicle for Third
Party Risks.
Ministry of Finance,
Kinestown,
181h May, 1973.


EDUCATION NOTICE

SCHOLARSHIP AND ENTRANCE
EXAMINATION-1973.

A competitive examination on which
scholarships will be awarded, and
pupils will be selected for admis-
sion to the two Government Second-
ary Schools v ill be held on Friday,
29th Junme, 1973 beginning at 9.00 a.m.
'2. The Scholarships are open to
pupils attending Government, or Gov-
ernmennt Assisted or Registered Private
Schools which satisfy the requirements
of the Board of Education, and entitle
the holder to free tuition, games and
Library foes. and the necessary school
books and stationery. All Seholarship
holders, who normally reside not less
thlin two miles from the limits of













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 29 MAY, 1973.-(No. 30.) 183


K'ngstown measured by the shortest
public highway shall be entitled to re-
ceive a maintenance grant at the rate
of One hundred and ninety-two dol-
lars per annum: Provided that should
a Scholarship holder cease so to reside,
for any period during the tenure of the
scholarship, no maintenance grant
shall be paid in respect of such period,
unless such scholarship holder is living
away from home for the purpose of
taking advantage of the scholarship.
3. A candidate for the award of
scholarship must:-
(a) be not less than 10 years 6
months nor more than 12 years
6 months old on the 30th Sep-
tember, 1973. Age must be
proved by a birth or baptismal
certificate.
(b) have attended a Government
or Government Ass'sted or a Re-
gistered Private School, which
satisfies the requirements of the
Board of Education, during the
twelve (12) months preceding
the 31st May 1973 for not less
than 75% of the maximum at-
tendances possible during such
period, as shown in the Attend-
ance Register in the school;
(c) furnish certificate of good
conduct from the Head Teacher
or Head Teachers of such school
or schools;
(d) be natives of the state, or
children of natives, or have been
resident in the state for at least
two years;
4. The Chief Education Officer is
empowered to accept for examination
any candidate who through illness has
failed to comply with the requirements


of paragraph 3 (b) above, with respect
to the number of attendances;
5. No scholarship shall be awarded
to any candidate who obtain less than
one-third of the possible marks in each
subject, and less than one-half of the
total possible marks in the examina-
tion.
6. Scholarships are awarded for
a period of not more than six (6) years,
provided the scholars' attendance, con-
duct and progress as shown by the
term's report are considered satis-
factory.
7. Other candidates selected for
admission to the two Government
Secondary Schools, must not be less
than 10 years 6 months not more than
13 years 6 months on the 30th Septem-
ber, 1973, and must also satisfy the
same condition in paragraph 3 (c)
above with respect to certificate of
good conduct.
8. Candidates will be examined in
English (including Comprehension)
and Arithmetic, and shall be given an
Intelligence Test.
9. Head Teachers are requested to
submit the names of candidates who
may be eligible for the award of
scholarships, and also the names of
those for selection to the two Govern-
ment Secondary Schools as fee-paying
students on the prescribed forms,
which must reach the Chief Education
Officer, not later than Monday 28th
May, 1973.
10. Forms are available at the
Ministry of Education, Community
Development and Youth Affairs.
FESTUS A. TONEY,
Chief Education Officer (Ag.)
1. .. I'l r/* -


NOTICE


UNDER THE LIQUOR LICENC3 ORDINANCE NO. 11 OF 1948


It is notified for general infoi-mation that the Quarterly LIQUOR
LICENSING SESSION will be held in the undermentioned Parishes for the
purpose of hearing applications from the applicants in their respective par-
ishes, for the granting of Certificates in accordance with the provisions of
the Liquor Licences Ordinance No. 11 of 1948, at the times and places stated
herewith.


Parish


Time and Place of Session


St. Andrew & St. George


Charlotte


...... At the Court House, Kingstown on
Wednesday, 27th June, 1973 at 9.00
a.m.
.... At the Court House, Georgetown on
Monday, 18th June, 1973 at 10.00 a.m.













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 29 MAY, 1973.-(No. 30.)


St. Patrick

St. David

Grenadines (Bequia)


...... At the Court House, Barrouallie on
Thursday, 14th June, 1973 at 9.30 a.m.
...... At the Court House, Chateanbelair on
Thursday, 7th June, 1973 at 10.00 a.m.
...... At the Court House, Port Elizabeth on
Friday, 22nd June, 1973 at 10.00 a.m.


Notice of intention to oppose the grant of any certificate stating in general
terms the grounds of opposition must be served upon the applicant and upon
the Magistrates, not later than seven (7) days before the date fixed for the
holding of the Licensing Session.
C. L. COLLYMORE,
A. E. CATO
Magistrates.


PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES


Names of
Applicants

Alban Deane
Joseph Isaacs
Christian L.
Warner
Lawrence A.
Weekes
Elizabeth Weekes
Adams Bros.
Joseph DeFreitas
Ivy I. Joshua
Joel Alexander
Ivy Mc.Lean(Mrs.)

James Balcombe
Garfield Sutherland
Cyril Liverpool
Cardon Francois
Caroline Maloney
Patrick C. DaSilva

Hudson Joseph
Westmore Thomas
Gertrude A. Clark
Ermine Cuffy

Oscar Edwards

Adolphus Stephen
Pethro Jackson


Occupation Residence


Shopkeeper Calder
Shopkeeper Sion Hill

Proprietor Mesopotamia

Proprietor Liberty Lodge
Housewife Liberty Lodge
Proprietor Arnos Vale
Accountant Kingstown
Seamstress Sion Hill
Clerk Cane G'den Rd.
Housewife Belvedere June.

Proprietor Mt. Bentick
Carpenter Park Hill
Proprietor Georgetown
Seaman Byera Hill
Shopkeeper North Union
Switch Board
Attendant Park Hill
Shopkeeper Greggs
Proprietor Chapmans
Domestic Caratal
Seamstress Arnos Vale

Fish Vendor Sion Hill

Shopkeeper Sharpes
Housewife Rose Bank


Situation of
Premises

Calder
Sion Hill

Maroon Hill

Liberty Lodge
Lower B. Street
Arnos Vale
Mesopotamia
Sion Hill
Paul's Lot
Belvedere June.

Mt. Bentick
Park Hill
Rabacca
Byera Hill
North Union

Park Hill
Greggs
Chapmans
Caratal
South Rivers

Barrouallie

Sharpes
Rose Bank


Parish


St. Andrew
&
St. George









Charlotte










St. Patrick

St. David


Class


3
6, 8

6, 8

3
6, 8
6, 8
3
6, 8
6, 8
6, 8

6, 8
3
6, 8
6, 8
3

3
3
3
2
3

2

3
3


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price 30 cents. ]



















Act No. 8 of 1973.


I Assent


RUPERT G. JOHN,


24th May, 1973.

AN ACT to control more efficiently the employment of foreign
nationals and Commonwealth citizens in the State of
Saint Vincent.
[ 29th May, 1973 ]
Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty,
by and with the advice and consent of the House of Assembly
of Saint Vincent, and by the authority of the same, as
follows:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Foreign Nationals and Short title.
Commonwealth Citizens (Employment) Act, 1973.


2. (1) In this Act-
"authorised person" means an immigration officer
appointed under the provisions of the Ordi-
nance, and any person appointed to be an author-
ised person under section 5 of this Act,
"Commonwealth citizen" means a person who-
(a) is a Commonwealth citizen as defined by section
115(1) of the Constitution of St. Vincent; and
(b) does not belong to St. Vincent,
V "foreign national" means a person who is not deemed
I to belong to St. Vincent pursuant to the pro-
visions of sub-section (2) of this section and who
is not a Commonwealth citizen;


Interpretation.


[ L.S. ]


Governor.









No. 8. For, ijn Nalioall-i 0ml (.'i Co ,iiorwaalth Citizens 1973.
(Employment).


"Miniisl er" means the Minister for the time being
charged with responsibility for the subject of
Labour;
No. 2 of 1939. "1 ie Ordinance" ieains the Timmigratkon (Restriction)
Ord; ince and any hiw amending or replacing
the 1 same;
"work permint"' or "permit" means-
(a) in rehition to a person who is, or is about to be,
employed by another, a permit in writing under
this Act by the Minister to and in the name of the
empl oyee or person about to be employed specify-
ing the name of the employer or the place of
employimient or bolh; and
(b) in relation to ainI- other person, a permit in wrlt-
ing issued under this Act by the Minister authoris-
inog such person to engage in an occupation.
(2) For the purposes of this Act a person shall be
regarded as belonging to St. Vincent if that person is-
(;i) a citizen of the UnDted Kingdom and Colonies
born in St. Vince(nt;
(b) a citizen of tire United Kingdom and Colonies
born outside St. Vincent-
(i) whose father or mother was born in St.
Vincent; or
(ii) who is do liciled in St. Vincent and whose
father or mother became a citizen of the
United Kigdom and Colonies by virtue of
raturalisal'on or registration in St. Vincent;
(c) a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies by
virtue of. nattnialisation or registration in St.
Vincent;
(d) a Connnonwealth citizen who is domiciled in St.
Vincent and l'as been ordinarily resident in St.
Vincent for n< t less than seven years;
(e) a person who holds a permit, issued under the
provisions of thlie Ordinance, which entitles him to
reside permanently in St. Vincent;
(f) the wife or the widow of a person referred to in
any of the preceding paragraphs provided that in
the casE of a wife she is not living apart from her
husbai'd under a decree of a competent court or
a deed of separation; or








No. 8. Foreign Nationals and Commonwealth Citizens 1973.
(Employnic n).


(g) under the age of eighteen years and is the child,
stepchild, of child adopted in a manner recognized
by law, of any such person as is referred to in any
of the preceding paragraphs in this section:
Provided that from the commencement of Chapter VII of
the Constitution a person shall be regarded as belonging to
St. Vincent, if, and only if, lie is a citizen of St. Vincent.
3. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, a foreign Con-trol of
national or a Commonwealth citizen shall not- deployment.
engage in any occupation in St. Vincent for reward
or profit, or
(b) be employed in St. Vincent,
unless there is in force in relation to him a valid work permit
and he so engages or is so employed in accordance with the
terms and conditions which may be specified in the permit.
(2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, a foreign
national or a Commonwea'lth citizen who, on the date of the
commencement of this Act, is engaged in any occupation in
St. Vincent for reward or profit or is employed in St. Vincent,
shall be exempt from the provisions of subsection (1) of this
section until-
(a) he ceases to be engaged or to be employed; or
(b) the expiration of three months after the com-
mencement of this Act; or
(c) he ceases to be the holder of a valid pertlit issued
prior to the conmmenceen.nt of this Ait.
(3) (c) Subject to the provisions of this Act, no person
shall have in his employment in St. Vincent foreign uitional
or a Commonwealth citizen without there being in force a
valid work permit in relation to that employment.
(4) Subject to the provisions of this Act--
(a) any foreign national or Commonweallh e'tizen
who engages in any occupation in St. Vincent or
employed in St. Vincent in contravention of the
provisions of sub-Fe-tion (1) of this section; and
(b) any person who has in his employment in St.
Vincent a foreign national or a Commonwealth
citizen in contravention of the provisions of sub-
section (3) of this section :
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding
one hundred .dollars, and in default of payment, to imprison-
ment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding








No. 8. Foreign Nationals and Commonwealth Citizens 1973.
(Employment).


six months or to both such fine and imprisonment; and in the
case of a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding
one hundred dollars for each day upon which the offence
continues or to imprisonment with or without hard labour
for a term not exceeding six months.
(5) It shall be presumed, upon the trial of any person
for a contravention of the provisions of sub-section (1) of
this sectioAi that the accused and, upon the trial of any person
for a contravention of the provisions of sub-section (3) of
this section, that the person alleged to have been in employ-
ment in contravention of the said sub-section (3), is not a
person belonging to St. Vincent unless the contrary is proved
by the person charged.
(6) For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared
that the provisions of this Act shall not apply to-
(a) the Chief Justice, a Judge of the Court of Appeal
or of the Hlgh Court of the West Indies Associated
States Supreme Court and the Chief Registrar of
the said Supreme Court; or
(b) diplomatic representatives duly accredited to the
State or to the United Kingdom by or under the
Authority of Her Majesty; or
(c) members of Her Majesty's regular naval, military
or air forces; or
(d) any person employed in the Service of the Crown
in a civil capacity in respect of the Government
of St. Vincent, whether or not that person receives
remuneration from the Government of St. Vincent;
or
(e) any Minister of Religion or any member of a
Religious Order engaged in teaching or welfare
work; or
(f) any Barrister or Solicitor entitled to be in or to
enter the Slate and to practise therein as a Barris-
ter or Solicitor provided that reciprocal provisions
have been made by the legislature of that part of
the Commonwealth of which he is a citizen or to
which he belongs for admitting to practise as a
Barrister or Solicitor any person who is admitted
to practise as a Barrister or Solicitor in the State
of St. Vincent; or








Foreign Nationals and Commonwealth Citizens
(Employment).


(g) any Barrister or Solicitor entitled to be in or to
enter the State and to practice therein as a Bar-
rister or Solicitor on an ad hoc basis; or
(h) Such other persons or classes of persons as the
Minister may by Order from time to time determine.

4. (1) An application for the grant of a work permit
shall be addressed to the Minister, who may in his absolute
discretion grant the permit either conditionally or without
conditions or may refuse to grant it.
(2) A work permit shall be in such form as the Minister
may think fit and different forms of work permits may be
issued as respects different classes of persons as the circum-
stances require.
(3) Where the applicant is about to be employed by
another the application shall be accompanied by such inform-
ation as the Minister may require in order to satisfy himself
that no person presently belonging to St. Vincent is suitable,
available, qualified and willing to undertake such employment.

5. (1) The Minister may appoint such persons as he
thinks fit to be authorised persons for the purposes of this
Act.
(2) Every authorised person appointed under this
section shall be furnished with a certificate of appointment
and where he seeks to exercise his power under this Act shall,
if so required, produce his certificate of appointment.

,6. (1) Every work permit shall be kept by the person
to whom it is issued, who shall at all times produce the permit
to an authorised person or a police officer on demand, or with n
three days after such demand at such police station as may be
specified by the person first mentioned at the time of the
demand.
(2) A person having in his possession a work permit
appearing to have been issued under this Act. shall answer all
questions put to him by an authorised person or a police officer
for the purpose of establishing his identity.
(3) Every person who-
(a) fails without reasonable excuse to produce
permit as required by sub-section (1) of this
section; or


Application for
work permits.


Appointment
of authorised
persons.


Production of
work permit.


No. 8.


1973.








Fiorrvya iii 'OIVaix mid Comoiwo walth Citizens
(Eviploymui at).


1973.


(b) refuses to answer any question put to him, con-
Irary to sub-section (2) of this section,
shall bli liab! on suminary conviction to a fine not exceeding
two hundred dollars and in default (if payment to imprison-
ment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding
three months.


Minister to vary
or cancel work
permit.



Power to grant
exemptions.


Offence and
penalties.


Regulations.


7. The Minister may, after giving the holder thereof not
less than seven days notice, vary or cancel a work permit pro-
vided mhat he is satisfied that the holder has failed to comply
with or has contravened the conditions under which the perlnit
has been issued to him under this Act.

8. The Minister may by order published in the Gazette
prescribe that any person or class of persons shall be exempt
either unconditionally or subject to such conditions as he
mayv so prescribe from all or any of the provisions of' this
Act.

9. Any person who-
(a) make's any statement which he knows to be false for
the purpose of procuring whether for himself or
any other person the grant of a permit under this
Act; or
(b) unlawfully uses or permits to be so used any permit
i m -ed under this Act; or
(e) obstructs, hind&rs or opposes any authorised person
or police officer in the execution of his duty under
this Act; or
(d) being a person exempt, subject to conditions im-
posed by the Minister, from all or any of the pro-
visions of this Act, contravenes any such condition,
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding
two !hundred dol!iar and in default of payment to imprisonment
f:r a t(rm inl t exceedingg six months.

10. (1) The Minister may make regulations generally for
giving effect to the provisions of this Act, and without preju-
dice to the generality of the foregoing may make regulations-
(a) providing for the establishment and maintenance of a
register of persons to whom or in respect of whom work
permits have been issued;


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No. 8. Foreign Nationals and Conmonuiwalth Citizens 1973.
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(b) providing for the issue to any person who is exempt
from any of the provisions of this Act of a certificate
stating the nature of the exemption;
(c) regulating the issue, amendment or replacement of
work permits and for the payment of fees by persons
or any class of persons applying therefore;
(d) for the making, with regard to any person to whom
or in respect of whom a work permit has been issued
of returns containing particulars of any change of cir-
cumstances affecting the accuracy of particulars fur-
nished by such person or recorded in the -r gister
mentioned in paragraph (a) of tLis sub-section;
(e) prescribing forms to be used for the purposes of this
Act; and
(f) prescribing any other matter or thin, which is required
to be or may be prescribed under tlis Act.
(2) Regulations made under this section shall not come
into force before their approval by the House of Assembly.
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 8 (b) of
the Interpretation Ordinance, regulations made under this sec-
tion may prescribe greater penalties than those specified in the
said section 8 (b) so, however, that the maximum penalty that
may be imposed shall be a fine of two hundred dollars-and in
default of payment--imprisonment for a storm not exceeding
six months.



Passed in the House of Assembly this 3rd day of May, 1973

OWEN CUFFY,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.


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