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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 7: Wireless Television Broadcast Receivers (Licensing) Rule, 1975
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VOL. 108] SAINT VINCENT, MONDAY, 3 MARCH, 1975. )[No. 12.



No. 47.


The following Document is published with this issue of the Gazette:-
S.R. & O. No. 7.-Wireless Television Broadcast Receivers (Licensing)
Rules, 1975.
3rd March, 1975.

By Command,

Permanent Secretary,
Premier's Office.

3rd March, 1975.

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1975, No. 7.

RULES. 1975.

(Gazetted 3rd March, 1975).

1. Citation. These Rules may be cited as the Television e' ues,

2. Interpretation. In these Rules-
"Licence" means a licence to be in possession of a receiver, such
licence having been issued by or on behalf of the Inland Revenue
"Minister" means the Minister of Communications and Works.
"Receiver" means a Wireless television broadcast receiver.
"Viewer" means a person in possession of a receiver, other than
a trader in or renter or hirer of receivers who possesses a receiver
solely for trade purposes.

3. Licence to Possess Receiver. (1) Every person and every store, shop
or other place of business, on the sale, hire or otherwise giving possession of
any receiver to any person shall:-
Viewer's Licence
(a) require the person to whom possession of the receiver is to be
given (other than upon hire or rental) to produce a valid
viewer's licence which has been issued to that person by the
Inland Revenue before giving possession of the receiver;
Hired Receiver Licence
(b) in the case of a person taking possession of a receiver under
a hire or rental arrangement, possession shall not be given
to that person until the receiver has been registered with the
Inland Revenue Department as a receiver for hire;
(c) in the case of all receivers within (d) of this Rule the licence
shall be held by the owner of the receiver and not by the viewer
who has taken possession on a hire or rental arrangement; and

(d) the owner of a receiver licensed for hire within (b) of this
Rule shall pay to the the Inland Revenue at the end of each
calendar month the licence fees for that month in respect of
each receiver which he has out on hire or rent during) that
(2) Any person who gives possession of a receiver to any person
contrary to the provisions of this rule shall be guilty of an offence.
(3) In the case of a shop, store, or other place of business, either
or both of the manager and person in charge shall be deemed to be the
person who sold, hired, or otherwise gave possession of the receiver for
the purposes of this Rule, and may be either jointly or severally charged
in respect of any offence,under this Rule.

4. Payment of-Viewer's Licence Fees. (1) Before any person takes into
his possession, either by buying, hiring, or otherwise, any receiver, he shall
pay the appropriate licence fee in accordance with these Rules.
(2) Any person who was already in possession of a-receiver on the
1st day of January, 1974 and thereafter has kept such receiver for more
than twenty-eight days shall obtain a licence from the Inland Revenue
(3) Subject to the provisions of these Rules, any person found in
possession of a receiver without a valid licence shall be guilty of an offence.

5., Duration of Licence Subject to Rule 13 of these Rules. (1) A
viewer's licence may be granted at any time of the year and shall be valid
,from the date the viewer took possession of the receiver (not being a date
earlier than the 1st day of January, 1974). A renewal viewer's licence shall
be valid from the date of expiry of the previous licence;
(2) a hired receiver licence shall be valid for the whole of the
calendar month for which the appropriate monthly licence fee has been
paid. No licence fee shall be due for any calendar month during the
whole of which the receiver remains in the possession of the person
who is offering the receiver for hire or rent.

6. Quantum of Licence Fees. (1) There shall be paid by or on behalf
of the licensee prior to the grant of every viewer's licence the appropriate
licence, fee, which shall be at the rate of $25.00 for the first twelve months;
$12.00 for every twelve months thereafter;
(2) In the case of a hired receiver the licence fee payable by the
person hiring or renting out the receiver shall be chargeable at the rate
of $2.00 per calendar month, or part of a calendar month, for the :first
twelve months, that the receiver is provided on hire or rent, and at the
rate of $1.00 per calendar month, or part thereof, for subsequent months.

7. Renewal of Licence. (1) A viewer's licence shall be renewable on
any date before or after it expires.
Provided that if the licence is renewed before the day it expires,
time shall not begin to run until the day on which the licence expires and
provided that-
(a) if the licence is renewed after the day it expired time shall
run as from the day it expired; and
(b) in the event of such late renewal a penalty may be payable
under Rule 10 of these rules;
Provided further that nothing in this Rule shall be interpreted as
permitting any person to be in possession of a receiver after the licence has
(2) The Licence on a hired receiver shall be renewed by the owner
each month that the receiver is kept by another person on a hire or
rental arrangement.

8. Records to be kept by trader. Every person, shop, store or other
place of business which sells, hires, or otherwise gives possession of receivers
to other persons shall maintain records of the names and addresses of those
persons, the serial number and date of the viewer's licence held by each such
person, of the make, model and serial number of the receiver sold or hired
or otherwise transferred and of the date of the transaction in each case.

9. Powers of Inspection. (1) Every occupier or inhabitant of any house
or other dwelling or part thereof and any occupier of any building or other
premises, shall allow any person authorised in writing to do so by the Minister
of Finance, to enter the said house or other premises at any time between the
hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. so as to ensure that these Rules are being
complied with.
(2) Any person who obstructs such authorised person in the
execution of his duty shall be guilty of an offence.
(3) Every licensee shall show his licence and every trader produce
the relevant records to such authorised person on demand.
(4) Any person found in possession of a receiver who fails to show
his licence to such authorised person shall be deemed not to have a licence.

10. Penal Provision. Any person who contravenes any provision of
these Rules shall be guilty of an offence, and shall on summary conviction
be liable to a fine of fifty dollars plus a further penalty equal to any licence
fee that ought to have been paid by that person.
Provided that the payment of such fine and penalty shall not dis-
charge the person's liability to licence fees under these Rules.

11. Import of Receivers. The Comptroller of Customs and Excise shall
permit the import of receivers-
(1) by a person other than a trader, only when that person produces
.a valid viewer's licence;
(2) by a trader, only when the Comptroller has received confirmation
from the Inland Revenue Department that the trader has paid over all
licence moneys due from him under these Rules up to and including
the sums due at the end of the month preceding the date of import.

12. Recovery. All moneys unpaid in respect of licence fees under these
Rules and under the Telecommunications (Wireless Television Broadcast
Receiver) Rules, 1973 shall constitute a debt due and owing the Government
and may be recovered as such.

13. Exemption. The following shall not be required to have a viewer's
(a) any store, shop or other place of business in possession of
receivers for sale, hire, repair, or otherwise in the course of its
(b) any school, church, or other institution of a charitable, educa-
tional or religious nature;
Provided that this exemption shall not extend to hired receiver
licences, nor to any licence required by a person to carry on the trade of selling
or hiring receivers.

14. Transitional.
(1) In the case of licences issued between 1st July, 1974 and the
date of coming into effect of these Rules, to which the reduced rate of
$12.50 applied, such licences shall remain in effect until 6 months from
that date of issue and thereafter a further $12.50 shall be payable for
the following 6 months. The rate of $12.00 per annum shall then apply
to the subsequent renewal of such licenses.
(2) All licence fees payable under the Telecommunications (Wireless
Television Broadcast Receiver ) Rules, 1973 shall remain payable and if
unpaid at the date of coming into effect of these Rules shall be deemed to
be a debt due and owing to the Inland Revenue Department on behalf
of the Government of St. Vincent.

15. Revocation. Subject to the provisions of Rule 14 of these Rules
the Telecommunications (Wireless Television Broadcast Receiver) Rules
(No. 46 of 1973) are hereby revoked.


Made by the Governor under section 18 of the Telecommunications
Ordinance, 1952 (No. 33 of 1952) this 27th day of February 1975.

Secretary to the Cabinet.

S197[ Price $1.50 cents. ]
/ 1975.

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