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Kingstown, St. Vincent
Publication Date: November 16, 1976
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    Act No. 23 of 1976: An Act to provide in regard to the construction, application and interpretation of written law, to make certain general provisions with regard to such law and for matters and purposes incidental thereto
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    Act No. 24 of 1976: An Act to make provision for the formation and registration of international companies for the payment by such companies of certain fees in lieu of taxes, and for purposes in connection therewith
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    Act No. 25 of 1976: An Act to establish the Saint Vincent Trust Authority, to make provision for the registration of certain trusts on payment of specified fees in lieu of income tax, and for purposes connected therewith and incidental thereto
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    Act No. 26 of 1976: An Act to impose an airport service charge on passengers departing by aircraft from Saint Vincent, to make provision for the collection of such charge and for matters in connection therewith
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    Act No. 27 of 1976: An Act to amend the Small Debts Ordinance
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    Act No. 28 of 1976: An Act to make amendments to various statutes
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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 57: Aid to Pioneer Industries (Ormond C. Forde) (Manufacture of Confectionery) Order, 1976
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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 58: House of Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Rules, 1976
        B-157
        B-158
    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 59: Aid to Pioneer Industries (Adams Brothers Engineering) (Manufacture of Corrugated Galvanized Iron) Order, 1976
        B-159
        B-160
    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 60: Aid to Pioneer Industries (St. Vincent Stockfeeds Limited) (Manufacture of Stock-Feeds, Laundry and Toilet Soaps and Salad Oils) Order, 1976
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SAINT VINCENT,


GOVERNMENT


GAZETTE


ubtlii4 by IN Authority

VOL. 109. ] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 16 NOVEMBER, 1976. [No. 54.

GOVERNMENT NOTICES


No. 144.


IOUSE OF ASSEMBLY


Notice of Intention to Introduce Private Bill

Notice is hereby given that the Church of God of Prophecy in St. Vincent intends to
promote a Private Bill for an Act to provide for the incorporation of the Trustees of the
said Chhrth' of God of Prophecy.
Objects and Reasons
The objectof this Bill is to permit the Body of free religious worshippers to set up
churches and places pf worship, an4 to acquire,, h9ld; sey, ,bpy gdiothqrise' deal,wiB t,11
property for the puripses of their said denomination or religion ,paother charigabTe pirposes.
J. .CL.EMENT 9pEL,
Clec .of tje 1Jouse of Assembly, Ag


26th Oetober, 1976.


No. 145.'


HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY


'' .'" Notice of Intention to Introduce Private Bill

Notice, iss reby given that the International Pentecostal Assembly of the West Indies-
in St. Vincent intends, it promote' a Bill for an. Act t, provide for thei Inco~orpationz of ; 1t
T-mstees of the said International Pentecostal Assembly of the West inidies., f;


3 9d- 94'
3S f.S-x


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s82 SAINT VINCENT, Tj 3 ,16. NOVEMBER, 1976.-(No. 54).

'3ject4Aud Ne6

The object of this Bill is to .permit the boay' of free ^igious worshippers, united in
congregation, to set up churches-and places of wotliip an'4 to acquire, hold, sell, buy and
otherwise deal with all property for the ;.puposes of their pid denomination or religion and
other charitable purposes.
S J. CLEMENT NOEL,
SClard of the House of Assembly, (Ag.)

26th October, 1976.


No. 161.


APPOIN*WCNmIt


It is notified for. general information that,
Monsieur WILLY TILUM*NS has been. appointed
as Consul Ceneral of Belgiam to the West
Indies Associated States, with residence a't
Kingston, Jamaica.
16th November, 1976.


No. 162.
MARRIAGE OFFICES.

Rev. DUFF-WALKER JAMES as a Marriage Offi-
cer with effect from 16th November, 1976:
(MHA/029)
16th November, 1976.


No. 163.
Rev. NoEL CLARKE as a Marriage Officer with
effect from 16th November, 1976.
(MIA/029M ..
16th November, 1976.


No. 164.
DECLARATION OF THE CHURCH OFW
GOD AS A RELIGIOUS DENOMINATION

It is notified for general information that
Cabinet on the 10th November, 1971 advised
approval for the Church of God to be declared
a Religious Denomination for the purpose of
the Marriage Ordinance Cap. 151 of the Re-
vised Laws of St. Vincent.
16th November, 1976.


No. 165.
LEGISLATION

The following Acts whieb haye been assented
to by His Excelleney the Govermdr are published
with this issue of the Gazette:-
No. 23 of 1976.-An Act to provide in regard


to the.con traction, application and inter-
pertatdi of. written law, to make certain
general provisions with regard to such
law aad ferniatter sad purposes inciden-
tal thereto.
No. 24 of 1976.-An Act to make provision
for the formation and registration of
international companies for the payment
by such companies of certain fees in lieu
of taxes, and "for purposes in coiinection
therewith.
No. 25 of 1976.-Aii Act to establishh tlhe
84i.St VTinept Trust Authority, to make
provision for the registration of certain
trusts on payment of specified fees in lieu
of income tax, and for purposes connected
therewith and incidental therfet.
No. 26 of 1976. An Act to impose an airport
service charge on passengers departing
by iireraftlifrm Saint Vincent, to make
provision for the collection of such
charge and for matters in connection
therewith.
No. 27 of 1976.-An Act to amend the Small
Debts Ordinance.
No. 28 of 1976.--An Act to make amend-
ments to various statutes.

16th November, 1976.


No. 166.
The following Documents are published with
this issue of the Gazette:-
S.R. & O. No. 57-Aid to Pioneer Industries
(Ormond C. Forde) (Manufacture" of
"Confectionery) Order, 1976.
S.R. & O. No. 58.-House of Assembly
(Elections) -(Amendment) Rules, 1976.
S.R. & O. No. 59.-Aid to Pioneer Indus-
tries (Adams Brothers Engineering)
S Manufaeture :of. Oceritated Galvan-
izedIrone) Order, 1976.
S.R. & 0 No. 60.-Aid 't1 Pioneer indus-
tries (St. Vincent Stockfeeds Limited)











SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 16 NOVEMBER, 197&.'(No. '54). 283


(Manufacture of Stock-feeds, Launir "
and Toilet Soaps and Salad Oils) Order,
1976.

16th November, 1976.

By Command,


J. A. POMPEY,
Acting Permanent Secretary,
Premier's Office.


PREMIER'S OFFICE,
8T. VIN4ENT,


16th November, 1976.


DEPArFMENTAL AND OTHER NOTICES


CUSTOMS NOTICE


In accordance with Sec. 22 of the Customs
Ordinance (Cap. 183 of the Laws of Saint Vin-
cent), it is hereby notified for general informa-
tion that part of the premises at Peniston and
occupied by St. Vincent Art & Printing Studios
Ltd. has been appointed a Private Warehouse.

S. E. JOSHUA,
Comptroller of Customs & Excise,

Custom House,
Kingstown,
8th November, -1976.


Notice to Members of the Arrowroot Industry
J Association


The first Statutory General Meeting of the
Arrowroot Industry Association is fixed for
Friday 26th November, 1976 at 10.00 a.m. at
the Peace Memorial Hall.

l.eas,.a;. e every effort aud atteAd.
Agenda:
,'1, "I. Toa lect. ive memberss to serve en the
Board aor the remainder of the year
edaing' September, 30, 1977.
Other Business.

&D. E JACK,.
General ManWer.


T : GRANT OF LICENCE

It is hereby notified that a licence has been
granted to Mr. LEE Roy E. ELLIS under the
Land Swar-yors Aet No. 2 of 1973 to practise
as a Surveyor within the State.
C. E. R. WILLIAMS,
Chairman, Land Surveyors Board.

POST OF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
NATIONAL PROVIDENT FUND
ST. VINCENT


Applications are invited from suitably quali-
fied persons for appointment to the post of
Executive Officer, National Provident Fund.

Applicants should be in possession of at least
three subjects G.C.E. "O" Level including
Mathematics and English-or- the- equivrlent.
A minimum of fie years experience in a Senior
post in the accounting field is essential

Salary will be in the scale $5100 X $300-
$6600. Plus an interim pay increase of $900.00
per annum.

Applicatio s together with two recent testi-
monials should be addressed to the Director,
National Provident Fund to reach him not later
than 30th November, 1976.

26th October, 1976.


NOTICE

The General Public is hereby noticed that with
effect from Debember 1, 1976 there will be an
increase in the price of Plants produced by the
Agricultural Stations as follows:-


Oranges
Ortaniques
Grapefruit
Tangerine
Mangoes
Avocado Pears
Black-Pepper
Passion-Fr1it
Vanift

Limes
Cocoa-
Mauby
Nutmegs


. 50 cts.





S25 cts.


A. EUSTACE,
tPerm ranent Aerire~ary
11 ietry f Tirade and Agriculture.











284 SAINT ..VINCENT, TUESDAY, 46 NOVEMBER, 9.-r-i( o.54),6

CUSTOMS NOTICE



By authority of Section 27. and 28 of Cap. 183 of the Laws of Saint Vincent, the undermentioned goods which
have been in the Queen's Warehouse Nos. 1 and 2 and the Baggage Warehouse for more than three months shall
be sold at Public Auction on Saturday 18th December, 1976 et 1.30 p.m. unless they are duly cleared within one
month of the first publication of this notice.
S. E. JOSHUA,
Comptroller of Customs and Excise.
Custom House,
KINGSTOWN.
20th October, 1976,


QUEEN'S WAREHOUSE NO. 1


Date Marks and Quantity Declared
Ware- Conveyance Consignee ';. :.umbers C a (: nd. Contents
housed Description


19.12.75 Federal Maple
20.12.75 Linguist

11. 5.76 ;Cairicom
Adventurer
20. 5.76 Ulysses
20. 5.76 Ulysses
25. 5.76 Alva
28. 5.76 l eest "Crest
28. 5.76 Geest: Crest
28. 5.76 Geest Crest

28. 5.76 Geest Crest

1. 7.76 Caricom
Adventurer
1. 7.76 Caricom
Adventurer
1. 7.76 Cariiom
SAdventurer
1. 7.76 Caricom
Adventurer


A. C. Hillocks Agencies
Hazells Ltd.

A. C. Hillocks Agencies

Hazells Ltd.
Hazells Ltd.
X F.1 Hillocks Agjhties
Geest hidditiries Ltld.
'.0J1ft industries Ltdi
Geest Industries Ltd.

Geest Industries Ltd.

A. C. Hillocks Agencies

A. C. Hillocks Agencies

A' C. Hillocks Agencies

A. :C. Hillocks Atencies


Postrade, Grenada
M.C.Y.

M.C.Y.

Rofoco Foods 1-
Rofoco Foods'
H.L..544
hi.T.
H.T.
H.T.

H.T.

L.T.C.

L.T.C.


S ctn. MRich Ruby Wine
1 ctn. Black & White
Whisky
22 e4ns.. ,Santpogen Wine

36 35 etns, jAqueur
1 ctn. Samples.
I ctn. 4Mt. Gy Rum
S 50 cetna. Ginger W eine
10 etna. Ginger Win,'
25 etns. Rich Golden Br.
Sherry Wine
15 ctns. Sanatogen Tonic
Wine
1 ctn. 3.' H. 'Bratdy

1 etn. .;Rek: Plain Vodka

-4 ct ~s." airs f ain-Vodka

29 cts. Martini Verm'outh


QUEEN'S WAREHOUSE NO. 2


16.12.75 Geest Crest
16.12.75 Geest Crest
16.12.75 Geest Crest
17.12.75 Welsh City
18. 3.76 Geest Crest

9. 1.76 Federal Maple

21. 1.76 Britta: Krengar
30. 1.76 Plainsibfan
30. 1.76 Federal Maple

3. 2.76 Federal Maple
6. 2.76 Geest Tide


Geest Industries Ltd.
Geest Industries Ltd.
Geest Industries Ltd.
Hazells Ltd.
Geest Industries Ltd.

A. C. Hillocks Agencies

W. J. Abbott & Sons
SSazells Ltd.
A. C. Hillocks Agencies

A. C. Hillocks Agencies
Geest Industries Ltd.


Me Connie Yanimie
S.V.A.C.S.
Bank
P.H.V.
St. Vincent
Electricity Services
MCCY & CO.UTC
32-1/205/75
General Suppliis Co.
Tropicool Ltd.
Joel Burke
c/o British Fidelity
Frank B. Armstrong
G.P.L.


2 ctns.
12 only
1 only
10, bdls.
2 cttis.
1 ctn.
-5 etni.1


Preservatives
Tyrea,
BRm Handles
~' Mdnuals
MAimite
P ~ar Products


1 case Merchandise

1 case Stationery

2 etns. Merchandise
1 ctn. Biscuits


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SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 16 I4OVEMBER, 19.'--i(No. 54). 285


.Dattas Marks ,a ,, Quantity .;Aeclarcd
Ware- Conveysti.e Consignee Numbers and Con leils
housed Description


6. 2.76 Geest Tide

L2. 8.16. Stateea=n
12. 3.76 AtlaPic
*-** *.-^ hIgi d ., :. ,
16. 8.1.) Arisoteles
16. 3 -: AristolWes
32. 3.74 .,*est Orest.
12. 3.76 G1esttCrest
23. 3.76 Caricom,
Adventurer
13. 3.76 Caficom
AdYveturer
23. 3.76 Caricom
-,&, .Advfturer
2. 4.76 Britta Kreugar
2. 4.76 Brittt1)4reugar
2. 4.76 Britta Kreugar


6. 4.76


Dalesman


6. 4.76 Geest Land
9. 4.7; Atlantie Sky

9. 4.76: Atlastle Sky


SGest CVest.
arohiRe
Britta Kreugar
Geest Land


30. 4.76 Geest Land
4. 5.76 Geest Crest

7. 5.76 Atlanti Sky
7. 5.76-: Atlantic Sky
7. 5.76 Att)sti Sky

7. 5.76 Atlbttit Sky
7. 5.76. ..'Athtie Shky
17. 5.76 Caricom
S Ad&vturer
17. 5.76 OCattok
Adventurer
17. IT.S Cariaom
V.;..i' a enturer
17. 5.76 Qsieao
S. Adventurer
21. 65.7 Gesau Star
21. 5.76,: Oat Star
31. 56. TJyresu
31. 5.76 Ulysses

31. 5.76 Ulysses
31. 5.76 IUlysses

31. 'I UlySaes'


Geest Industries Ltd.

Hazlls Ltd.
Hazells Ltd.

Hazells Ltd.
Hazells Ltd.
Geest Industries Ltd.
Geest Industries Ltd.
A. C. Hillocks Agencies

A. C. Hillocks :Agencies

A. C. Hillocks Agencies


W. J.
W. .J.
W. J.


Abbott & Sons
Ahbott & Sons
Abbott & Sons


Hazells Ltd.

Geest Industries Ltd.
Hazells Ltd.

Hazells Ltd.

Geest Industries Ltd.
Haxells Ltd.
W. J. Abbott & Sons
Geeit Industries Ltd.

Geest Industries Ltd.
Geest Industries Ltd.

Hazells Ltd.
Hazells Ltd.
Hazells Ltd.

Hazells Ltd.
Hazells Ltd.
A. C. Hillocks Agencies

A. C. Hiillcks Agencies

A. C. Hillocks Agencies

A. C. Hillocks Agencies
Geest Industries Ltd.
Geest Industrio Ltd.
Hazells Ltd.
HIsells Ltd
Hazella Ltd.
Hazells Ltd,

H1aella Ltd.


Lauvertad E1
.Salvador
St. Vincent
O. Browne
c/o T. A. Brywne
Stechers Ltd.
Stechers Ltd.
E.C.H.C.
E.B.
Hazells Ltd.

E.D.L. & Son
201/75 #16
Joel Burke

II.T.
U.S.
Velma Browne &
Sons
R.H.G.S. Co. Ltd.
132-140
T.H. Co. 1/54
O. Browne
c/o T. A. Browne
O. Browne -
c/o T. A. Browne
F.E.
B.B.
Me. C.Y.
Stechers Ltd. #630
-3, 665' 678, 441,
606, 612-3
G.S.S.L. 12399/1
B59409 Michael
George, Castrieg,
St. Lucia
Me. D. .
G,..L.
Booker Stores-
Georgtown
J. Charle, St. Lucia
NI/.
E.C.A. IND/576

1Ba2tiste
Baptiste
N/M
N/I


1 ctn. Biscuits

1 only Loose Tyre
1 brl. Household Effects


casks
ctns,
only
ctn.
cta.


1 ctn.

1 case

100 ctns.
49 ctns.
1. ctn.

9 ctns.

54 bales
1 drum
1 ctn.


ctns.
only
ctns.
ctns.


Ceramic
Crystal Ware
Tyre
Preserves
Merchandise

Footwear

Personal Effects

Herrings
CanedoitHeFiags
Hair Prep.

Sugar
Confectionary
Sisal Rope
Personal Effects

Personal Effects

Butter
Tyre
Toilet Prep.
Crystal Glassware


1 case Auto Parts
1 ctn. Cotton Denim
Suiting


1 ctn.
10 ctn.
5 ctns.

1 ctn.
2 ctns.
6 c/s

2 c/s

3 bdIa.


Cotton Pieee Go9ds
Merchandise
G.M.U.

Cornflakes
Kraft Products
Thinners

Polyester 'abrie.
LouVre"


2 bdls. Conduits


Hazells
SVi~Le CD.C.#1567
Hazells 238
RB4-49324
Kingstown SVD
G.W.F. 2829/6083
No. 1-28
W.B.H. 471951
#43159
G.S. Co.


Hazells Ltd. Connells Ltd.


ctns.
pkg.
bdls.
crate


T/dad Evap. Wit~k
Merabsndi.,
Iother Bo*a
se~figeratqp


20 ctns. Nails

1 c/s Merehandis

2 pallets II, Q. O8 s.

4 pallets Tiles


:31. 5.76 Ulysses











280 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 16 NOVEMBER4 1976.-(No. 54).

Date Marks and Quantity Tdic red
Wa"'" '1onveyance Consignee Numbers and ContentiS
hous.a"W a ,,' Descriptioon *, -"'-


Ulysses
Geest Land
Joerg Kreuger
Atlantic Pearl '


10. 6.76 Atlantic Pearl

10. 6.76 Atlantic Pearl
10. 6.76 Atlantic Pearl


Atlantic Pearl
Atlantic Pearl
Geest Tide
Trader


12. 6.76 Trader

12. 6.76 Trader

12. 6.76 Trader

12. 6.76 Trader
12. F.76 Trader
12. 6.176 Trader

12. 6.76- Trader

17. 6.76 Geest Star
23. 6.76 Verg Star

23. 6.76 'Verg Star

23. 6.76 Verg Star


23. 6.76
28. 6.76
,3.12.76
11.12.76
31.12.75
2. 1.76
21. 1.76
6. 2.76
26. 4.76


Verg Star
Britta Kreuger
Miss Guyana
Alva
Sea Fortress
Nomad
Olga
Lireco
'Nomad.


2.. 3,76 Olga
12. 5:76 Peri'a


Hazells Ltd.
Geest Industries Ltd.
W. J. Abbott & Sons
Hazells Ltd.

Hazells Ltd.

Hazells Ltd.
Hazells Ltd..

Hazells Ltd.
Hazells Ltd.
Geest Industries Ltd.
Hazells Ltd.

Hazells Ltd.

Hazells Ltd.

Hazells Ltd.

Hazells Ltd.
Hazells Ltd.
Hazells Ltd.

Hazells Ltd.

Geest Industries Ltd.
Hazells Ltd.

Hazells Ltd.

Hazells Ltd.

Hazells Ltd.
W. J.'Abbott & Sons
A. C. Hillocks Agencies
A. C. Hillocks
A. C. Hillocks Agencies
DeFreitas Motors Ltd.
A..C. Hillocks Agencies
A. C. Hillocks Agencies
DeFreitas Motors Ltd.

A. C. Hillocks Agencies
G. W. Franks & Sons Ltd.


10. 5.76 Sergeant Triumph W. J. Abbott & Sons-


1. 6.76
31.2.75


'Perica n
,Miss Guyana


21. 6.76: .01
4.12.75 t L.I.A.T.
17.12.15' L.I.A.T.
5.12.75 L.I.A.T.
19. 1.76 L.1A..
29. 3.76. L.I.A.T.
29. 3._"W..1 M .
10. 5.76, L.I1. T.
17. 6.76 .L T-
17:0 -1.i-.' .
16. 6.76 L.XT,
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G. W. Franks & Sons Ltd.
A. C. Hillocks Agencies


GI. W" Franks &


L.I.A.T.

-L.I.A.T.
L.I.AT.
S L.I.A.T.


SL.I.A.T.
L.I.A.T.
L.I.A.T.
, L.I.A.T. :.


S.T.G. 2836/60
R.H.S. MW 562
St. Vincent
Love Creations Ltd.

No Marks

No Marks
No Marks

No Marks
No Marks
Hazells Ltd. 6946
G.S. CO. St. Vincent
0044
9.581 Marcis
Georgetown
TN/354/JN Port of
Spain
19030 Brymin,
Grenada
R.M.J. Barbados
A & RT Barbados
N/M

Greas Trading
B'dos 20/76
C.L.T. Bequia
Traders-Kingstown
St:' Vincent
N4AJA /Am 9309
Fort de France
G.S.W.S. 609
Grenada
N/M'
N/M 20559
W.B.H. Dominica
H.T. Co.
C.P.
W.B.H.
Rev. Nevil Smith
G.S. & Co.
L.F.P. Ltd.-
SSt. Lucia
C. Browne
McConnie Yammie
& Co.
Adams Bros.

F. PB.A.
G. Pollard


3onssLtd. St. Vincent Motors
C.S.Y.
Reliance Book Store
Hazells Ltd.
Roses Bookstore
Lyric Trading Co;
Universe Burmah
St. Vinceni Minf.g Co
C.I.B.C.
Hazells Ltd.
C.I.B.C.


1 ctn. Clothes Pegs
1 ctn. Textile
1 ctn. Toilet Prep.
1 ctn. Synthetic Piece
goods
5 ctns. Maxwell House
Instant Coffee
1 etn. Shake & Bake
3 etns. Tang Okange
Flavor T:
5 ctns. Grawy Traih.
2 ett.' Irnstant Postum
1 ctn. Mfrelhandise".
1 ct.';:: Holdalls & Powder
I1 Pufts : 1'
2 ct~s. 'Merchandise

1 dtn. Toys

2 etns. Brillo Soap Pads

2 ctns. Cisterns
1 ctn. ; Shampoo
1 ctn. Seotts' Cooking
Oats
1 ctn.: Merehatidise? '


3 ctns.
7 ctns.

1 C/S


c/s

ctn.
ctn.
ctn.
ctnri
bales
ctn.
c/s
ctns.
balei


1

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Enhvelopies .-
*Keeosiae Stives

Merchandise
SYeast
Merchandise
Sanitary Napkins
Alcolado
SMerchandise
Margarine : ,
Merchandise
Aleolado
s Paper Bags


1 c/s Merchandise
3 ctns. Toothpaste

1 bdl. Contg. 2 mild
Steel Plates
3 etns. Peats i
1 pkg. MT6rhandise Card-
*,_ board CartonY):
1 case Mer~oahlise
3 ctns. Marife: Paris ,
1 ctn. Book"
1 pkg. Ships Documents
1 pkg. Peritdigals7
1 pkg. Ships Parts
1 pkg. TobeiP S~iple*':
33 pkgs. Pharmaceuticals
1 pkg. Ships Spares
1 pkg. Pharmaceuticals
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BAGGAGE WAREHOUSE-AIR CARGO

Date Marks and Quantity Declared
Ware- Conveyance Consignee Numbers and Contents
housed Description


7. 1. 76 L.I.A.T.

7. 1. 76 L.A.T.

12. 1.76 L.I.A.T.

13. 1.76 LI.A.T.
18: 1.76 L.I.A.T.-
27. 1.76 L.I.A.T.

13. 1.76 L.I.A.T.
12. 2.76 L..A.T.

18. 2.76 L.I.A.T.

18. 3.76 L.IA.T.
18. 3.76' L.I.A.T.
29. 3.76 'Li.A.T.
5. 5.76 L.I.A.T.
5: 5.76 L.I.A.T.
16. 6.76 L.I.A.T.
23. 6.76 L.I.A.T.
23. 6.76 L.I.A.T.

28. 6.76 L.I.A.T.


28. 6.76
2. 7.76
2. 7.76
9. 7.76


L.I.A.T.
L.I.A.T.
L.I.A.T.
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L.I.A.T.

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L.I.A.T.
L.I.A.T.
L.I.A.T.
L.I.A.T.


Erry Mattis


Cormack Animal
Clinic
Edwin D. Layne &
Sons (RBC)
Me Donald Bilingy
McDonald Billingy
DeCaul & Son

Norma's Boutique
St. Vincent Banana
Growers
Little Bo-Peep
(RBC)
Hazells Ltd.
Roses Bookstore
HUEER Ltd.
Star Garage
Yacht 'Olinka'
Pharmco Ltd..
Theo Saunders
P & M Mod Shop
(CIBC)
Velma Browne &
Son
Marcus DeFreitas
McDonald Bilingy
McDonald Bilingy
R.H. Charles


1 pkg. Mornumental
Statute
6 pkgs. Hangers & Bolts

1 pkg. Wearing Apparel


1/12 ctts.
11/12 ctns.
1 pkg.

2 ctns:
1/2 pkgs.


Footwear

Steel Frame
Cabinet
Garmneots
Magic Markers


19/22 pkgs. Personal Effects


1 pkg.
2 ctns.
1 pkg.
1 pkg.
1 pkg.
2 pkgs.
1 pkg.
1 pkg.


Printed: Matter
Magazines
Stove Parts
Catalogues
G.M.U.
Pharmaceuticals
Unknown
Unknown


9 pkgs. Wearing Apparel


1 pkg.
1/10 pkgs.
9/10 pkgs.
2 pkgs.


Wearing Apparel
Shoes
Wearing Apparel
Wearing Apparel


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MONTHS


18 3.76 Unknown

18. 3.76 U iti6wn
18. #:7 (S't&W1rest .
18. 3.76 Geest Tide
18. 3.76 Untho

18. 3.7[I W tlh ;City !
18. 3.7il- tl it Intrepid

18. 3:7'0 'Artlabti Intrepid
18. 9376 "'AtlAntic Intrepid
18. 3.76 lkatno0wn
18. 3.7V:' U:'nowin
18. 3.76 Unknown
18. -.76: iA Istoteles
18. 3.16': U-nknown
18. 3.76' .U'nknown

18. 3.76 Unknown
18. 3.7%: Sun Hope

18. 3.76 Natrualist
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Unknown
Geest Industries Ltd.
Geest Industries Ltd.
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Hazells Ltd.

Hazells Ltd.
Hazells Ltd.
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Unknown
Unknown
Hazells Ltd.
Unknown
Unknown .

Unknown. :
W. J. Abbott & 'Sbhs

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R.M. Bhoia &
Son-Grenada.'
Esso
W.J.A.
Y.D.L.
Me. C.Y.
Ship Stores
Martinique
E.B.
Hazel Richardson

Hazen Richardson
Hazen Richardson
W.H. H. -Grenada
P.H.V.
W.B.H.-Grenada
P.H. Veira & Cc.;
P.H. Veira & Co.
P.H. Veira & Co.~

Brymin-Grenada
Me. C.Y.

Me. C.Y.


1 ctn. Water Boots

1 pkg. Tube
1 box Tube
1 ctn. Plaitie To3.8 .-,1
1 ctn. Butter
1 ctn. Air Hose HEons,-

1 ctn. LitdMilk towder
1 ctn. Shakers (ghaTs-
ware)
1 ctn. Mops
1 ctn. Mops
1 ctn. Johnson Baby Soap
1 ctn. Pears Soapi)T.;: .
1 ctn. Johnson Baby Soap
1 ctn. Eugedura Ye&st ':
1 etn. Gravy Browning
1 cta. Nutricia.Milk,
PoWder
1 ctn. Clearasil soap
1 ctn. Libby's Pifiapp1
Juice 07.: .. "
1 etn. Eugedura Yeast
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Date Marks and Quantity Declared
SWare-- onveyance Consignee Numbers .--and -
houiWd- .: Description )i
pA I- U....-:


.18. 3.76 Unknown
18. 3.76 Unknown
18. 3.76 Geest Tide
18. 3.76 Unknown

18. 3.76 Federal Maple
18: 3.76 Unknown
18. 3.76 Unknown

18. 3.76 Unknown
18. 3.76 :Unknown
18. 3.76 'Unknwn
18. 3.76 -Atlantii Pearl

18. 3.76 Sun Francis
18. 3.76 Unknown
18. 3.76 Unknown
18. 3.76 Linguist
18. 3.76 Linguist


18. 3.76 Unknown
18. 3.76 Uinkown
18, 8714 Unknown
18. 3.76 Unknown
18. 3.76 Uninown
18. 3.76 Unknown
1l. 3.76 eest Crest
18. 3.76 Atlantic Intrepid
18.3.4.4L thiknuM .n
18. 3.76 Unknon
18. 8.76 AtlAdant Pearl
18.s't i4 i Unfkwn
18. 3.76 do.


18. 3.76 do.
18.1.376 do.

18. 3.76 do.

18. 3.76 do.
18. 3.76 do.

18. 3.76 do.

18 &3.76 'o.
18. 3.76 do.
18. A, do.A
18. 3.14 do.
18. 3.76 do.
18. 3.76 -do.
18. 3.76 A4i
S6. 8."6 :do.
22. 3.76 :do.

22: &iS do.

22. 3.B.i: l* I
22. 3.76 do.


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22. 3.76

22. 3.76


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Unknown
Geest Industries: Ltd.
Unknown

A. C. Hillocks
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Unknown

Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Hazelis Ltd. ;


W. J. Abbott & Sons
Unknown
Unknown
Hazells Ltd.
Hazells Ltd.

Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Geest Industries Ltd.'
Hazells Ltd.
Unknown
Unknown
Hazells Ltd.
Unl-iown
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Me. C.Y.
S.W.C.
G.P.L.
G.F.

W.J.A.
W.J.A.
C.K.G.


G.F. & Sons
E.S.C.
E.C.
C & Co.


Montarde Must
E. D. Layne
E. D. Layne 2
J.B.N. Stove G
N.S.


1 ctn.

1 cta.
1 ctn.

1 etn.

1 eta.
1 eta.
1 eta.

1 ctn.
l1ctn.


ard 1 ctn.
1 ctn.
83/74 1 eta.
renada 1 etn.
1 eta.


Weldon-Burmuda
G.W.F. & Song '
N/M
N/M
N/M
N/M
N/M
N/M
N/M
N/M
N/M
J.B.H. FF Grenada
Connells 45/74A
St. Vincent
C & Co. St. Vincent
TJ,.: #101-.108/ :
0i TSt. Vincent 12828
S.A.F.-Kingstown
St. Vincent
O.R.K.-Montserrat
C.F. Harrison
B/town Barbalos
G.RK.R-MBL/856
A'tigua
S.P.L.-St. Vineaet
C.K.G.
C.K.G.
C.K.G.
C.K.G.
C.K.G.
Eudree-Montserat ;!
P.H.V. St. Vinee ;
S.I.C.A.M.-Pointeoi
Pitre-Guadeloupe
P.H.V.

P.H.V.
Hazells Ltd.
St. Vincent ,
R.M.BS.
E.D.L & S.
St. Vincent 1/689
M.D. St. Vincent


1 eta.
1 eta.
1 eta.
1 eta.
1 only
2 bolts
1 etn.
1 eta.
1 etn.
1 eta.
1 pkg.
2 etns.
8 ctns.

1 pallet
8 atuos.
2 ctns.

1 etn.
1 eta.

1 eta.


Moment Starch
Salami Sausages
Obeeze W*r
Confectionary
V(toffee)
Ovaltine
Qvaltine
Confectionary

o Pwder
P;i( pulfbe -
Butter
*S* ers (glmps
.ware)
Mustard
Glaasware (lywls),
Porcelain ware
Merchandispe
Mtisi Milk

Batteries (4050)
plani Sauages
Wheat Ger(-, ,.

Loose Tyre.
Cloth
Carnation lk*
Barbeque Sauce


CtaMe l erria
Marley Adhesives

Merchandise
" aMratndise

Libbys Evap. Milk

Mazola Corn Oil
Shallow s.Io PAK
trays
Moment starch


1 eta. Mustard
2 etns. Sultanas
1 ctn. Staffi d olives
1 ota. Stffed olives
1 eta. Stuffed olives
1 rcta. BtaedBrolives
3 atma. Kr(t Dreming
1 eta. MVasaise.
1 c/s IMrlbaadiE.

2 c/s PlLatkj Bitpaien
Compound
2 c/s -:olour~Cre r
2 c/s Merchandise

1 c/s Ki.rehandi :p
1 c/s Locks and Bolts

6 drums (drums) Thinners


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Date Marks and Quantity Declared
Ware- Conveyance Consignee Numbers and Contents
housed Description


22. 3.76 Unknown

22. 3.76 do.



22. 3.76 do.


22. 3.76 do.


21. 5.76 do.
21. 5.76 do.

28. 1.76 L.I.A.T.


28. 1.76
28. 1.76
28. 1.76


L.I.A.T.
L.I.A.T.
L.I.A.T.


28. 1.76 L.I.A.T.


1.76
1.76
6.76
6.76
6.76
6.76




6.76
6.76
6.76
6.76
6.76
6.76
6.76
6.76


L.I.A.T.
L.I.A.T.
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L.I.A.T.

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R & G.G. St. Lucia

Mr. Dudley Gill
The Apostolic Faith
P.O. Box 847
Paul Over
N/M


N/M

N/M
N/M
R.M.B.-Grenada
N/M
N/M
Edward Lee Jones
Union Island

Hadley Bros.
L.I.B.--St. John's
Antigua
No Marks

No Marks
No Marks
No Marks




No Marks


J. Francis
No Marks
No Marks
No Marks
No Marks
La Takua Port
Germany
La Takua Orab
Republic
#0652866
No Marks
do.
do.
do.
do.
C.F.H.C.
No Marks
do.

do.


4 yellow Sand tex Malt
kegs Finish
1 canvas Merchandise
bag


1 Keg Mighty Plate
Asbestos roof
coating
15 rolls Asphalt Roof
Sheeting
1 roll Steel Mesh Wire
3 bdls. Galvanize Sheeting
1 etn. Butter
1 only Tyre
1 pkg. Bed Frames
1 only G.M.U.


lift
van
1 c/s
1 c/s


Electric Cable
Ornaments racks


1 ctn. 3 transformers &
locks
1 pkg. Used Clothing
1 ctn. Personal Effects
1 ctn. Painting from
Grenada
Seamen & Water-
front Sports
Club.
1 ctn. Wearing Apparel
(Men's briefs
& pyjamas).
1 only Baby Kit
1 only Baby Pram
2 only Sweaters
1 only Hat
1 only Purse
1 ctn. Merchandise



1 ctn. Glassware
1 ctn. Personal Effects
1 ctn. Window Screen
1 ctn. Personal Effects
1 ctn. Disco Papers
1 c/s Merchandise
1 only Violin Bow
1 only Flat Table rop
Shop Board
1 only Yellow Hand Bag


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THE INTERPRETATION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS BILL, 1976

Arrangement of Clauses
Clause
PART I-INTRODUCTORY
1. Short title.
2. Application.

PART II-GENERAL PROVISIONS OF INTERPRETATION
3. Interpretation of terms.

PART HII-GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING WRITTEN LAWS
A-Acts of Parliament and Applied Law
4. Commencement of Acts.
5. Acts to be divided into sections without introductory words.
6. Acts to be public and judicially noticed.
7. Date of commencement to be written or printed on every Act, etc.
8. Acts to be numbered and dated, etc.
9. Construction of Schedules.
10. Construction of Preambles.
11. Applied law to be read with necessary modifications.

B-Written Laws Generally
12. Reference to written law toJ* i1de amendments.
13. Time when written law come lo o operation.

-Reppal, A en% and Expiry
14. Repealed w tt law ri. /
15. Repeal of a lle .it e afiendments.
16. Repeal and su i
17. Provisions respect ed written law, and effect of repealing written
law.
18. Effect of repeal of Act on subsidiary legislation.
19. Construction of amending written law with amended written law.
20. Effect of expiry of written law.

D-Subsidiary Legislation
21. Publication and commencement of subsidiary legislation.
22. Retrospective operation of subsidiary legislation.
23. Construction of subsidiary legislation.
24. Exercise of powers between publication and commencement of Act.
25. General provisions with respect to power to make subsidiary legislation.
26. References to written laws to include subsidiary legislation thereunder.

3Ass s









27. Acts done under subsidiary legislation deemed done under Act which
authorizes it.
28. Rules and regulations to be laid before House of Assembly.
29. Fees.

SE-Transfer and Delegation of Statutory Powers and Duties
30. Provision for transfer of statutory powers and duties.
31. Provision for execution of duties'of Minister or public officer during
temporary absence or inability.
32. Delegation of powers.

PART IV-GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING POWERS, DUTIES AND
APPOINTMENTS AND THE EXERCISE AND SIGNIFICATION THEREOF
33. Powers and duties' to be exercised and performed from time to time, etc.
34. Powers and dutic; of holder of office.
35. Power to appoint by name or office.
36. Reference to holder of office includes person discharging functions of that
office.-
37. Power to appoint substantively pending retirement, etc., of existing office-
holder.
38. Construction of enabling words.
39. Power to appoint chairman, etc., of board, etc.
40. Power to appoint public officer to serve on board, etc.
41. Power to appoint includes power to suspend, dismiss, etc., and to
reappoint, etc.
42. Power to appoint alternate or temporary members.
43. Powers of board, etc., not affected by vacancy, etc.
44. Affixing of common seal.
45. Power of majority to act.

PART V-GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING TIME
46. Time.
17. Computation of time.
18. Provisions where no time is prescribed.
49. Construction of power to extend time.

PART VI-GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING LEGAL
PROCEEDINGS AND PENALTIES
50. Evidence of signature of Governor, Minister, Attorney-General or
Director of Public Prosecutions.
51. Proceedings ex officio not to abate on death, etc.
52. Imposition of penalty no bar to civil proceedings.
53. Provision as to offences under two or more written laws.
54. Amendment of penalty.
55. Statement of penalty at foot of section to mean penalty for contravention
of section.








56. Penalties prescribed to be maximum -penalties, but may be cumulative.
57. Disposal of forfeits.
58. Disposal of fines and penalties.

PART VII-GENERAL MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
59. Gazette, etc., to be prima facie evidence.
60. Power to issue licences, etc., subject to conditions.
61. Act for which payment required need not be performed until payment
made.
62. Deviation from forms.
63. Substitution of dollars and cents for pounds, shillings, and pence.
64. All laws extend to the Grenadines.
65. Reprints.
66. Rectification of errors.

PART VIII-GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING THE CROWN
AND THE GOVERNMENT
67. Saving of rights of Crown and Government.
68. Act to bind the Government.

PART IX-REPEALS
69. Repeal of the Interpretation Ordinance (Cap. 72).
70. Repeal of the Laws of the Grenadines Ordinance (Cap. 99).
71. Repeal of Sections 3(3) and 4(2) of the Statutes Act, 1969 (No. 1 of 1969).







-147


SAINT VINCENT


Act No. 23 of 1976.
I Assent,
RUPERT G. JOHN,
[L.S. ] Governor.
9th November, 1976.


AN ACT to make provision in regard to the construction,
application and interpretation of written law, to maKe
certain general provisions with regard to such law and for
matters and purposes incidental thereto.
[ 16th November, 1976. ]
BE IT ENACTED by the Qu e e n'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 .-
PART I-INTRODUCTORY
1. This Act may be cited as the Interpretation and General Short title.
Provisions Act, 1976.

2. This Act does not apply for the construction or inter- Application.
pretation of the Constitution, which is not written law for the
purposes of this Act.
PART II-GENERAL PROVISIONS OF
INTERPRETATION

3. (1) In this Act, and in every other written law, and Interpretation
in all public documents, enacted, made or issued before the of terms.
commencement of this Act and now in force or after the









No. 23. Interpretation and Geneivral Pr visions 197o.

commencement of this Act, fq following words and expressions
shall have the meanings hf.eb' assigned to them respectively,
except where there is sQihe hing in the subject or context
repugnant to or inconsistent wt such construction or inter-
pretation, and except where it ft therein expressly otherwise
provided-
"act", used with reference to an offence or civil wrong,
includes a series of acts, and words which refer to acts done
extend to illegal omissions;
S. I. 1970 "action" means any civil proceedings in a court, and
No. 2. includes any cause as d9i ', ih tle Rules of the Supreme
Court (ReLigiqn), 1970, except criminal proceedings by the
Crown;
"alien" means a person who is not a citizen of, Saint
yiTicent a Commonwealth citizen, a British protected person
or a ciifzen of the Republic of Ireland;
"amend" includes repeal, revoke, rescind, cancel,
i!piace, 'add.to or vary, and:the doing of any two or more of such
things simultaneously or in the same written law or instyrmienft;
"applied, law" means-
(a) an Act of the United Kingdom Parliamentf;
(b) subsidiary legislation made under an Act of the
Parliament of Saint Vincent and for the time
being in foblce;
.(c) an applied law; or
(d) subsidiary legislation, made itildbr any of the
foregtAjig, which is for the time being in force in
Saint Vincent;
"British possession" means any part of- r Majesty's
dominions (other than the United Kingdin), kny territory
,iider Her Majesty's protection, and any territory administered
*'y the Gdvernhent of any partof Her Majesty's dominions in
accordance with a mandate from the league of nationss or uiider
the trusteeship system of the United Natiofis;
"British eriritory" mianis ay, territor-y which is part
of the British Ciommonfiealth, the 'United Kingdom and
Nor.th1gr, Ireland, and., where parts, of those territories are
under blpt ii, cerirali.and a lockl Legislature include both all
r.parts,.ndfr the central legislature and 'iah part Vandei a local
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"British protected 'person" means a person who is a
-British 'Byptete l .on fpr the .purposes of the British
Nationality Act, 194, of the -Uiited Kingdom;'
S "Ohajter", "Part"; "!'eetion", "regulation" "rule"
and "Schedule" denote"respefiyvety a ChatFe,:'TPart, section,
raeg~l.ign and rfe of, ad a SchedifJe to, "fhle 'rlftep ari c'in
which the word occiirs; and "subsection" and "'para ai,'
denote respectively a subsection of the section, and a'la "Parph
(f the sedtloh or subsectioh, regulation and rule,'i~ which the
word ocurs;'and subparagraphph" denotes a'subparagraph of
a paragraph;
"cognizable t.o the police" and "cognizable", used with
reference to an offence, means that aiy police oqicer, iay arrest
wiopt .wa At aanuy person whom he suspects upon reasonable
poaj ys of having committed'thdt. bofthene;
"coin" means gold, silver and bronze or other coin
legally current ip aipt Vincent;
"comihencement" used with reference to any ~jyien
law, means the d'ate'on which the same came :tr comes jto
operatiOh;
"common law" means so much of the common .lAw,
Including the'doctrines f' equity, of'England as,has effect for
the ti nie being in Raint lVinient;
"Commonwealth citizen" means a person who shall
have the status Wf a Commoiiwealth citizen by.virtue of the
Constitution, and of any Act or order making provision for-the
purposes of the Constitution;
'"the .Consolidated Fund" means the Consolidated
,Fund established by the'Constitution;"
"the Constitution" means the Constitution of,.Saint
Vincent set out in Schedule 2 to the Saint Vincent Constitiiion s. I. 1969
Order, 1969; No. 1530.
"consular officer" means consul-general, consll, vice-
consnsul. cnsular agent and any person for the time bing
authorized to discharge the'duties of coiisil-:ehneral, consul,
vice-consul or consular agent;
"contravene", in relation to any requirement or
condition preseribed'in any Wivttcn law or in ahR.Yraift, permit,
lease. licence or authority grcated,by or under any written law,\
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"court" means any court of Saint Vincent of competent
jurisdiction;
"Court of Appeal" means the Court of Appeal of the
West Indies Associated States Supreme Court established by-
B. I. 1967/223. section 4 of the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court
Order, 1967;
"Crown Agents" means the persons or bodyj for the
time being acting as the Crown Agents for Overseas Govern-
ments and Administrations;
"definition" means the interpretation given by any
written law to any word or expression;
S"district" means one of the districts into which Saint
1951. Vincent is divided in-accordance with the Local Government
Ordinance, 1951;
S"document" includes any publication and any matter
written, expressed or described upon any substance by means
of letters, figures or marks, or by more than one of those means,
which is intended to, or may, be used for the purpose of record-
ing that latter;
"dollar" (or its abbreviated form "$") means the
dollar issued by the East Caribbean Currency Authority for so
long as it remains legal tender in Saint Vincent;
"export" means to take, or to cause to be taken, out of
Saint Vincent by sea or air;
"father" includes an adoptive father;
"financial year" means the period from 1st July in any
year to the 30th June in the immediately succeeding year, both
days inclusive;
"the Gazette" means the Saint Vincent Gazette
published:by authority of the Government of Saint Vincent, and
includes any supplement thereto;
"the Government" means the Government of Saint
Vincent-;
"Government analyst'' includes any assistant or other
analyst employed by the Government;
"Government land" has the same meaning as "Crown
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in the Government'and land vested in the Governor for the
public uses of Saint Vincent but does not include lands acquired
under the Land Settlement Ordinance; Cap. 80.
"the Government Printer" means the Government
Printer of Saint Vincent, and any other printer authorized by
or on behalf of the Governor to print any written law or any
other document of the Government;
"the Governor" means the person appointed as the
Governor of Saint Vincent under. the Constitution;
"the Grenadines" includes all the islands south of Saint
Vincent and north of Carriacou, whether inhabited or not, and
all territorial waters adjacent thereto;7
"Her Majesty", "His Majesty", "the Queen", "the
King", "the Crown", and other references to the Sovereign,
mean the Sovereign for the time being -of the United Kingdom
and her or his heirs and successors;
"the High Court" means the High Court of Justice
of the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court established
by section 4 of the West Indies Associated States Supreme
Court Order, 1967; S. I. 1967/223.
"the House of Assembly" means the House of Assembly
established by'the Constitution;
"immovable property" includes land, whether covered
by water or not, any estate, right, interest or easement in or
over any land and things attached to the earth or permanently
fastened to anything attached to the earth, and includes a debt
secured by mortgage or charge on immovable property;
"import" means to bring, or cause to be brought, into
Saint Vincent by sea or air;
"individual" means natural person;
"judge" means a judge of the High Court or the Court
of Appeal and includes any person appointed temporarily to be
or to act as a judge of the High Court or the Court of Appeal;
"land" includes messuages, tenements and heredita-
ments, corporeal or incorporeal, of every tenure or description,
whatever may be the estate or interest therein;
"law" includes any Act of the United Kingdom
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Act of the Parliament of Saint Vincent or Ordinance at any
time in force in Saint Vincent, any'Order-in-Couneil, regulation,
rule or by-law, at any time having the force . Vincent, and any principle orruile of law at any time binding
on the courts;
"Legislature", when 'used with reference to a British
Territory, or a British possession, means the authority, other
than the Parliament of the United 'Kingdom or the Queen in
Council, competent to make laws for that British territory or
possession, and, when used without reference to a British
possession but in relation to a territory, means the Legislature
of 'that territory;
"local authority" means the town .boards and Village
No. 17 of councils constituted under the Local Government Ordinance,
1951. 1951;

"magistrate" means a-magistrate appointed under the
Cap. 12. Magistrates Ordinance and any justice of the peace;
"master", used with reference to a ship, means any
person (except a pilot, harbour master or other -port officer)
having for the time being control or charge of the ship;
"medical officer"'means a medical practitioner in the
service of the Government.
"medical practitioner" means a person f6r the time
being duly registered as 'a medical practitioner under the Medi-
Cap. 113. cal Registration Ordinance;
"Minister" means a person appointed to the office of
Premier or Minister under the Constitution and includes the
Attorney-General;
"the Minister means the "Minister for the time being
responsible for the matter in question, or the Governor where
any executive authority for the matter in question is held by
him, or the Attorney-General where executive authority for the
matter in -question has -been conferred on him;
month"' means calendar month;
"movable property" means property of every descrip-
'tion except immovable- property;
'oath": and "affidavit", in the. ase ofs persons for the
time being allowed' by law to affirm .or declare instead olf swear-
ing, include affirmation and declaration, and in the like case
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"occupy" includes use, inhabit, be in possession of or
enjoy any premises in respect of which the word is used, other-
wise than merely as a servant or merely for the purpose of the
care, custody or charge thereof;
"offence" means any crime, felony, misdemeanor or
contravention or other breach of, or failure to comply with, any
written law, for which a penalty is provided;
"Ordinance" includes a local and personal Ordinance
and a private Ordinance;
"or", "other" and "otherwise" shall be construed
disjunctively, and not as implying similarity unless the word
"similar" or some other word of like meaning is added;
"parish" includes any town therein;
"Parliament" means the Parliament established in and
for Saint Vincent by the Constitution, and any reference
in any written law to "the legislature", meaning thereby the
legislature of Saint Vincent, shall be deemed to be and construed
as a reference to "Parliament";
"peace officer" includes any magistrate or justice of
the peace, and any police or rural or special constable;
"person" includes any company or association or body
of persons, corporate or unincorporated;
"police. officer" includes any member of the Police No. 48 of
Force as defined in the Police Ordinance, 1947, and terms and 1947.
expressions referring to ranks in the Police Force bear such
meaning as may be assigned to them by that Ordinance;
"power" includes any privilege, authority or
discretion;
"prescribed" means prescribed by the Act or Ordi-
nance in which the word occurs or by any subsidiary legislation
made thereunder;
"property" includes money, goods, choses in action,
land and every description of property, whether movable or
immovable, and all obligations, easements and every descrip-
tion of estate, interest and profit, present or future, vested or
contingent, arising out of or as an incident to property as hereby
defined;









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."publication" includes all written and printed matter,
and any record, tape, wire, perforated roll, cinematograph film
or other contrivance by means of which any word, image or
idea may be mechanically, electrically or otherwise produced
reproduced, represented, transmitted or conveyed,, and every-
thing, whether of a nature similar to the foregoing 9I not,
containing any 'sible representation, or by its form, shape or
in any manner whatsoever capable of producing, reproducing,
representing, transmitting -or conveying words, images or
ideas, and every copy and reproduction of any publication;
"public body" means-
(a) the Government, and any department, institution
or undertaking thereof; or
(b) a local authority; or
(c) any authority, board, commission, committee or
other body, whether permanent or temporary, or
paid or unpaid, which is invested with or is
performing functions of a public nature;
"public holiday" means any day which is to be observed
Cap. 161. as a public holiday by virtue of the Bank Holidays Ordinance;
"public office" means any office or employment the
holding or discharging of which by a person would constitute
that person a public officer ;
"public officer'" means any person in the service of, or
holding office under, the Government, whether such. service or
office is permanent or temporary, or paid or unpaid;
'public place" includes every place to which the public
are entitled or permitted to have access whether on payment or
otherwise;
"Public Seal" means the Public Seal of Saint Vincent;
"registered", used with reference to'a document or the
title to any immovable property, means registered under the
provisions of any written law for the time being'applicable to
the registration of such document or title;
"repeal" includes rescind, revoke, cancel or replace;
"rule" includes rule of court, by-law and regulation;
"rules of court", when used in relation to any court,
means rules made by the authority having for the time being.
power to make rules or orders regulating the practice and
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"Saint Vincent", "this Island", "this Colony", "the
Colony" and "the State" means Saint Vincent and its
dependencies, and all territorial waters adjacent thereto;
"sell" includes barter, exchange and offer to sell or
expose for sale;
"ship" includes every description of vessel used in
navigation hot propelled by oars;
"sign", with reference to a person who is unable to
write his name, includes mark;
"son" includes an adopted son;
"statute" includes any Act of the IUited Kingdom
Parliament for the time being in force in Saint Vincent, any
Act of the Parliament of Saint Vincent or Ordinance at any tithe
in force in Saint Vincent, and any Order-in-Council, regulation,
rule or by-law, at any time having the force of law in Shint
Vincent;
"statutory declaration", if made-
(a) in Saint Vincent, means a declaration made by
virtue of the provisions of the Oaths Abolition
Ordinance;
Cap. 25.
(b) in the Comrhonwealth, elsewhere than in Saint
Vincent, means a declaration made before a justice
of the peace, notary public, commissioner for oaths
or other person having authority therein under
any statute for the time being in force to take or
receive a declaration;
(c) in any other place, means a declaration made
before a British consular officer or pro-consul, or
before any person having authority under any
statute for the time being in force to take or receive
a declaration;
"street" or "road" includes any highway, street,
road, square, court, alley, lane, bridleway, footway, parade,
bridge, thoroughfare, passage or open space to which the public
are entitled or permitted to have access whether on payment
or otherwise;
"subsidiary legislation" means any legislative provi-
sion (including a transfer or delegation of powers or duties)
made in the exercise of any power in that behalf conferred by
any written law, by way of proclamation, regilationt, rule, order,
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"summary conviction" means conviction before any
magistrate in accordance with the law for the time being in force
regulating the procedure before magistrates in respect of
offences within the limits of their jurisdiction;
"territorial waters" means any part of the open sea
within three nautical miles of the coast of Saint Vincent
measured from low water mark, and includes any inland waters
of Saint Vincent, and any other area of water the limits of which
may from time to time be defined in any written law relating to
the territorial waters of Saint Vincent;
"the Treasury" means the Minister for the time being
responsible for matters relating to finance, and such other
officer or officers of his Ministry as may be deputed by him to
exercise and perform on behalf of the Treasury any power or
'duty conferred or imposed on the Treasury by any written
law;
"the United Kingdom" means Great Britain and
Northern Ireland;
"vessel" includes any ship or boat or any other descrip-
tion of vessel used in navigation;
"will" includes codicil;
"writing", and expressions which refer to writing,
include printing, lithography, typewriting, photography and
all other modes of representing or reproducing words in visible
form;
"written law" means-
(a) an Act of Parliament;
(b) an applied law; or
(c) any subsidiary legislation for the time being in
force;
S "year" means a year'reckoned in accordance with the
British Calendar.

(2) Where a word or expression is defined in this or
any other written law, such definition shall extend, mutatis
mutandis, to the grammatical variations and cognate expres-
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(3) In every written law, except where a contrary
intention appears, words and expressions in the singular include
the plural and words and expressions in the plural include the
singular. /
(4) In every written law, except where a contrary
intention appears, words and expressions importing the mas-
culine gender include females.

k5) Where any written law authorizes or requires any
document to be served by post, whether the expression "serve'
or "give" or "send" or any other expression is used, then, unless
a contrary intention appears, the service shall be deemed to be
effected by properly addressing-to the last known postal address
of the person to be served, prepaying and posting, by registered
post, a letter containing the document, and, unless the contrary
is proved, to have been effected at the time at which the letter
would be delivered in the ordinary course of the post.

(6) In every written law the word "shall" shall be
read as imperative and the word "may" as permissive and
empowering.
PART III-GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING
WRITTEN LAWS
A-Acts of Parliament and Applied Law

4. (1) Subject to the provisions of subsection (2) of this
,section, an Act shall come into operation on' the day on which it
is published in the Gazette.
(2) If it is enacted in the Act, or in any other written
law, that the Act or any provision thereof -shall come or be
deemed to have come into operation on some other day, the
Act or, as the case may be, such provision shall come or be
deemed to have come into operation accordingly.

5. Every Ac) shall be divided-into sections, if there are
more enactments than one, which sections shall he deemed to
be substantive enactments without any introductory words.

6. Every Act passed whether before or after the
commencement 6f this Act shall be a public Act and, unless the
contrary is therein expressly provided, shall be judicially
noticed as such.


Commencement
of Acts.






Acts to be
divided into,
sections
without
introductory
words.
Acts to be
public and
judicially.
noticed. -


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Date of
commencement
to be written
or printed
on every
Act, etc.


Acts to be
numbered
and dated,
etc.


Construction
of Schedules.


7. The. date of the day upon which an Act shall come into
operation, whether under the provisnes of section 4 of this
Act or according to an express provision contained therein,
shall be written in ink by the Clerk ok the House of Assembly
on the original of the Act and4 printed on the- copies thereof, in
parentheses, immediately after the long title thereof:
lr.ovidd~ that where, according to an express provision
con trained therein, an. Act is to come into operation on such
date. as the Governor may, by proclamation, appoint the
wosdg "By Proclamation" shall be so written or printed
and shall be, deemed to be-p4rt of that Act.

8. (1)) Eyery Act shall. be numbered, dated and cited as
ofithiyeap in~p which it is passed, the first Act in each year being
numbered one.
(.2) Ngtwithstanding subsection (1) of this section,
wheere the assent of the Governor in pursuance of section 43
of the Constitution is not or cannot be obtained in the same year
in which an Act is passed, the Act shall be numbered, dated
and, ited(i fr% the year in which the assent is given,
(3) Subject tq.the lpr. isions. of subsections (1) and
(2) of this section the title and short title of every Act shall,
in every copy or edition thereof; contain the.year in which the
samp is passed or, as the case may be, the assent is given and
shill' be printed accordingly.


9. The whole of any Schedule to*an Act shall be construed
and p iv effect. as part of that Act.


Construction 1Q. The Preamble, if any, of an Act may be referred to
of Preambles. for- assistance in explaining: the scope or object of that Act.


Apted l4a
with
necessary.
modia#t.joqS.


Referep c
to written
law to include
amendments.


11. An applied law shall be read with such formal alter-
ations,a the.ng mes, locaities, courts, officers, persons, moneys,
penalties ar. otherwise asmay be necessary to make the same
4picable tp.the circupistances.

B-Written Laws Generally

12. A reference in a written law to another written law
or-to any provision thereof shall be, construed aaa reference to
that other written law or provision as for the time being
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13. Where any written law, or part of a written law, came Time when
or comes into operation-on a particular day, it shall be deemed written
to have come or shall come into operation immediately on the law comes
expiration of the day next preceding such day: operation.

--Repeal, Amendment and Expiry

14- Where any written law repealing in whole or in part Repealed
any former written law is itself repealed, such last repeal shall written
law not
not revive the written law or the provisions before repealed revived.
unless words are added reviving such written law or provisions.

15. Where any written law which has been amended by any Repeal of
other written law is itself repealed, such repeal shall, unless a amended
contrary intention appears, include the repeal of all those law to
provisions of other written laws by which such first-mentioned amendents
written law has been amended.

16. Where a written law repeals wholly or partially any Repeal and
former written law. and.substitutes provisions for the written substitution.
law repealed, the repealed written law shall remain in force
until the substituted provisions come into operation.

17. (1) Where in any written law a reference is made to Provisions
another written, law; such reference shall, except' where the retpeting:
context otherwise requires; be deemed tb inelhde a reference amended
to such last-mentioned written law as the same may from time andteffeet
to time be amended. of repealing
writtewm lawi
(2), Where a written law repeals and re-enacts, with
or without modification, any provision of a former written law,
references in any other written law to the provisions so repealed
shall, unless a contrary intention appears, be construed as
references to thel provision so re-enacted.

(3) Where a written law repeals in whole or in part
any other writtenJaw, then, unless a contrary intention.appears,
the repeal shall not-

(a) revive anything not in force or existing at the
time at which the repeal takes effect; or

(b) affect the previous operation of any written law
so repealed or anything, duly done or suffered
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Effect of
repeal of
Act on
subsidiary
legislation.




Construction
of amending
written law
with
amended
written law.

Effect of
expiry of
written law.



SPublication
and
commencement
of subsidiary
legislation.


Retrospective
operation


(e) affect any right, privilege, obligation or liability
acquired, accrued or incurred under any written
law so repealed; or
(d) affect any penalty, forfeiture or punishment
incurred in respect of any offence committed
against any written law so repealed; or
(e) affect any investigation, legal proceeding or
remedy in respect of any such right, privilege,
S obligation, liability, penalty, forfeiture or punish-
ment as aforesaid, and any such investigation,
legal proceeding or remedy may be instituted,
continued or enforced, and any such penalty,
forfeiture or punishment may be imposed, as if
the repealing written law had not been made.

18. Where any Act or part of an Act is repealed, subsidiary
legislation issued under or made by virtue thereof shall, unless
a contrary intention appears, remain in force, so far as it is not
inconsistent with the repealing Act, until it has been revoked
or repealed by subsidiary legislation issued or.made under the
provisions of such repealing Act, and shall be deemed for all
purposes to have been made thereunder.

19. Where one written law amends another written law,
the'amending written law shall, so far as it is consistent with
the tenor thereof, and unless a contrary intention appears, be
construed as one with the amended written law.


20. Upon the expiry of any written law, the provisions
of section 17(3) of this Act shall apply as if such written law
had been repealed.

D-Subsidiary Legislation
21. All subsidiary legislation shall, unless it is otherwise
expressly provided in any written law, be published in the
Gazette, and shall come into operation on the day of such
publication, or, if it is enacted either in the subsidiary legisla-
tion or in some other written law that such subsidiary legislation
shall come into operation on some other day,:on that day, subject
to annulment where applicable.

22. Any subsidiary legislation may be made to operate
retrospectively to any date, not being a date earlier than the


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commencement of the written law under which such subsidiary
legislation is made, but so, however, that no person shall be made
or become liable to any penalty whatsoever in respect of any
act committed or of the failure to do anything before the day
on which such subsidiary legislation is published in the
Gazette.

23. .Where any Act confers power to make any subsidiary
legislation, expressions used in the subsidiary legislation shall,
except where a contrary intention appears, have the same
respective meanings as in the Act conferring the power, and
any reference in such subsidiary legislation to "the Act" shall
mean the Act conferring the power to make such subsidiary
legislation.

24. Where an Act is not to come into operation immedi-
ately on the publication thereof and confers power to make any
appointment, to make any subsidiary legislation, to prescribe
forms or to do any other thing for the purposes of the Act,
such power may, unless a contrary intention appears, be
exercised at any time after the publication of the Act, so far
as may be necessary or expedient for the purpose of bringing
the Act into operation on the day of the commencement thereof,
but so, however, that any instrument made in exercise of such
#tower' shall not, unless a contrary intention appears in the
Act or the contrary is necessary for bringing the Act into
operation, come into operation until the Act comes into
operation.

25. Where an Act confers power on any authority to make
subsidiary legislation, the following provisions shall, unless a
contrary intention appears, have effect with reference to the
making of such subsidiary legislation--
(a) when any subsidiary legislation purports to be
made or issued in exercise of a particular power or
powers, it shall be deemed also to be made or issued
in exercise of all other powers thereunto enabling;
(b) no subsidiary legislation shall be inconsistent with
the provisions of any Act;
(c) subsidiary legislation may at any time be amended
by the same authority and in the same manner by
and in which it was made:


of subsidiary
legislation.





Construction
of subsidiary
legislation.





Exercise of
powers
between
publication
and
commencement
of Act.


General
provisions
with respect
to power
to make
subsidiary
legislation.


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Provided that, where such authority has been replaced
wholly or in part by another authority, the power conferred
hereby upon the original authority may be exercised by the
replacing authority concerning all matters or things within
its jurisdiction as if it were the original authority;

(d) where any Act confers power on any authority to
make subsidiary legislation for any general
purpose, and also for any special purposes inciden-
tal thereto, the enumeration of the special purposes
shall not be deemed to derogate from the generality
of the powers conferred with reference to the
general purpose;

(e) there may be annexed to the breach of any subsidi-
ary legislation such penalty, not exceeding two
thousand dollars or such term of imprisonment not
exceeding six months, or both such fine and such
imprisonment, as the authority making the sub-
sidiary legislation may think fit.


References
to written
laws to
include
subsidiary
legislation
thereunder.
Acts done
under
subsidiary
legislation
deemed
done under
Act which
authorizes it.

Rules and
regulations
to be laid
before House
of Assembly.


26. Any reference to a written law in any other written
law shall include a reference to any subsidiary legislation made
under the written law to which reference is made.



27. An act shall be deemed to be done under any Act or by
virtue of the powers conferred by any Act or in pursuance or
execution of the powers of or under the authority of any Act,
if it is done under or by virtue of or in pursuance of subsidiary
legislation made under any power contained in that Act.


28. (1) All rules and regulations made under any Act
shall, unless a contrary intention appears in the Act, be laid
before the House of Assembly without unreasonable delay, and,
if a resolution is passed by the House at the next meeting held
after the meeting at which any such rule or regulation is so
laid. that the rule or regulation be annulled, it shall thence-
forth be void, but without prejudice to the validity of anything
previously done thereunder, or to the making of any new rule
or regulation,


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(2) Subsection (1)- of this section shall not apply tot-
any rules or regulations a draft of which is laid before the House
of Assembly and is approved by resolution before the making
thereof, nor to anly rules of court.
(3) In this section, "rules" and "regulations" mean
respectively those forms of subsidiary legislation which may
be cited as rules or regulations, as the case may be.

29. (1) Where any Act confers power on any person to Fees.
make subsidiary legislation, and provision may be made by such
subsidiary legislation in respect of fees or other charges, such
subsidiary legislation may provide for all or any of the following
matters-
(a) specific fees or charges;
(b) maximum or minimum fees or charges;
(c) maximum and minimum fees and charges;
(d) the payment of fees or charges either generally or
under specified conditions or in specified circum-
stances; and
(e) the reduction, waiver or refund, in whole or in part,
of any such fees or charges, either uponthe happen-
ing of a certain event or in the discretion' of a
specified person,
(2) Where any reduction, waiver or refund, in whole
or in part, of any fee or charge is provided for, such reduction,
/ waiver or refund may be expressed to apply or be applicable
either generally or specifically-
(a) in respect of certain matters dr transactions or
classes bf matters or transactions;
(b) in respect of certain documents or classes' of
documents;
(c) when any event happens or ceases to happen;
(d) in respect of certain persons or classes of persons;
or
(e) in respect of any combination of such matters,
transactions, documents, events or persons,
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conditions as may be specified in the subsidiary legislation or
in the discretion of any person specified therein.

E-Transfer and Delegation-of Statutory Powers and Duties
Provision 30. (1) Where by any Act the exercise of any power or
for transfer the performance of any duty is conferred upon or is vested in
statutory the Governor, it shall be lawful for the Governor, by order, to
powers and transfer the exercise of such power or the performance of such
duties. duty to any Minister.
(2) The powers transferable by an order made under
this section shall include a power to make rules.
(3) The draft of every order to be made under this
section shall be laid before the House of Assembly, and shall
be approved by resolution of the House before it is submitted
to the Governor, and if the Assembly resolves that the draft be
not 5o submitted no further proceedings shall be taken thereon,
but without prejudice to the laying of a new draft before the
House of Assembly.
(4) An order made under this section nay be varied by
a subsequent order made in like manner and subject to the
like conditions.
(5) Any order made under this section may make
such amendments to the Act in respect of which such order is
made, being amendments consequential upon the transfer by
such order of the exercise of any power or the performance of
any duty, as may be necessary for carrying such order into
effect.
(6) Where an order is made under this section, any
Act in respect of which such order is made shall thereafter be
read and construed in all respects as if the same were amended
in conformity with the terms of such order.

Provision 31. (1) Where, by or under any act, any powers are
for conferred or any duties are imposed upon a Minister or a public
Execution -officer the Governor, in the case of a Minister, or the Minister,
of duties
of Minister in the case of a public officer, may direct that, if from any cause
Lr public the office of such Minister or public officer is vacant, or if during
officer iany periodd, owing to absence or inability to act from illness or
during any either cause, such Minister or public officer is unable to
temporary
t~bsenee or a percise the powers -or perform the duties of his office, such
inability, powers shall be had and may be exercised and such duties shall
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person -named by, or by the public officer holding any office
designated by, the Minister; and thereupon such Minister, or
such person or public officer, during any period as aforesaid,
shall have and may exercise the powers and shall perform the
duties aforesaid, subject to such conditions, exceptions and
qualifications as the Governor or the Minister, as the case may
be, may direct.

32. (1) Where by any Act the exercise of any power or Delegation
the performance of any duty is conferred upon or is vested in of powers,
the Governor, the Attorney-General or any Minister, it shall
be lawful for the Governor, the Attorney-General or such
Minister, as the case may be, unless by law expressly prohibited
from so doing, to delegate, by notice in the Gazette, to any person
by name, or to the person for the time being holding any office
specified in such notice, the exercise of such power or the
performance of such duty, subject to such conditions, exceptions
or qualifications as the Governor, the Attorney-General or such
Minister, as the case may be, may specify in such notice.
(2) Nothing in subsection (1) of this section shall
authorize any of the persons therein mentioned to delegate-
(a) any power to make subsidiary legislation; or
(b) any power to issue warrants or to make proclama-
tions or to hear any appeal,
under any power in that behalf conferred upon or vested in any
such person by any Act.
(3) Any delegation made under subsection (1) of this
section may be varied or cancelled by the person by whom the
same was made by notice in the Gazette.
(4) No delegation under subsection (1) of this section
of any power or duty shall exclude the exercise of such power or
the performance of such duty by the person by whom the dele-
gation was made.

PART IV-GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING
POWERS, DUTIES AND APPOINTMENTS AND THE
EXERCISE AND SIGNIFICATION THEREOF

33. (1) Where any written law confers any power or Powers and
imposes any duty, then, unless a contrary intention appears, the duties to










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be exercised
and
performed
from time
to time, etc.



Powers and
duties of
holder
of office.



Power to
appoint by
name or
-office.



Reference
to holder
of office
includes
person
- discharging
functions
Sof that
office.

Power to -
appoint
substantively
pending
retirement,
etc., of
existing
officeholder.


power may be exercised and the duty shall be performed from
time to timne as occasion arises.
(2) Power conferred to do any act or thing, or to make
any appointment, may be exercised as often as is necessary to
correct any error or omission in any previous exercise of the
power.

34. Where any written law confers any power or imposes
any duty on the holder of any office as such, then, unless a
contrary intention appears, the power may be exercised and the
du'y shall be performed by the person for the time being
holding that office.

35. Where the Governor, a Minister, a public officer'or a
public body is empowered by a written law to appoint a-person
to. perform .any functions or hold any office, he or it may either
appoint a person by name or appoint the holder of a named
office to perform the functions or hold the office in question.

36. In this Act and in any other written'lw, instrument,
warrant or process of any kind, any reference to a person hold-
ing an office shall include a reference to any person for the
:time being lawfully discharging the functions of that office.




37. (1) Whenever the title of any public officer is- changed.
the Governor may, by notice in the Gazette, declare thatfor the
purposes of all written laws the title of the officer shall be
replaced by the new title specified in the notice.

(2) Where a notice is published under subsection (1)
of this section, any written law containing a reference-to the
title which is changed shall be deemed to have been amended
by the substitution, for that&reference, of a reference to the
new title.

38. Where any written law confers power upon any person
to do or enforce the doing of any act or thing, all such powers
shall be deemed to be also conferred as are necessary to enable
the person to do or to enforce the doing of that act or thing.


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39. Where by or under any written law power is given to
any person to appoint any board, commission, committee or
similar body, it shall be lawful for such person, unless a contrary
intention appears, to appoint a chairman, a deputy chairman,
a vice-chairman and a secretary of such board, commission,
committee or similar body.

40. Where by or under any written law power is given to
any person to appoint any persons to be members of any board,
commission, committee or similar body, it shall be lawful for
,such person, unless a contrary intention appears, so to appoint,
by his official designation, any public officer, and, on such
-appointment and until such appointment is revoked or other-
wise determined, the person for the. time being holding the
office in question shall be a member of such board,' commission,
committeeor similar body.

41. Where by or under any written law a power or duty
is conferred or imposed upon any person to make any appoint-
ment or to constitute or establish any board, commission,
committee or similar body, then, unless a contrary intention
appears, the person having such power or duty shall also have
the power to remove, suspend, dismiss or revoke the appoint-
ment of, and to reappoint or reinstate, any person appointed
in the exercise of the power or duty, or to revoke the appoint-
ment, constitution or establishment of, or dissolve, any board,
commission, committee or similar body appointed, constituted
or established, in exercise of such power or duty, and to
reappoint, reconstitute or re-establish the same:
Provided that where the power or duty of such person
so to act is exercisable only upon the recommendation, or is
subject to the approval or consent, of some other person, then
such power shall, unless a contrary intention appears, be
exercisable only upon'such recommendation or sfibject to such
approval or consent.

42. Where by or under any written law any board,
commission, committee or similar body, whether corporate or
hnincorporate, is established, then, unless a contrary intention
appears,'any person who is by such written law empowered to
appoint any or all of the members thereof may-

(a) appoint one or more duly qualified persons to be
alternate members of the same, and any one such
alternate member may attend any meeting of the


Power to
appoint
chairman, etc.,
of board, etc.




Power to
appoint
public
officer to
serve on
board, etc.





Power to
appoint
includes
power to
suspend
dismiss, etc.
and to
reappoint, etc.


Power to
appoint
alternate
or temporary
members.


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saie when a substantive member is temporarily
unable to attend;
(b) appoint a duly qualified person to be a temporary
member of the same in the place of any substantive
member who is precluded by illness, absence
from Saint Vincent or other cause from exercising
his functions as such,
and, when attending any meeting of such board, commission,
committee or similar body, such alternate or temporary member
shall be deemed for all purposes to be a member of the same.

Powers of 43. Where by or under any written law any board,
board, etc. commission, committee or similar body, whether corporate or
not affected unincorporated, is established, then, unless a contrary intention
by vacancy,
etc. appears, the powers of such board, commission, committee or
similar body shall not be affected by-
(a) any vacancy in the membership thereof; or
(b) any defect afterwards discovered in the appoint-
ment or qualification of a person purporting to be
a member thereof.

Affixinp of 44. Where by or under any written law any board,
common commission, committee or similar body is constituted to be a
seal. body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal,
and any document requires to be sealed with such common seal,
then, in the absence of express provision to the contrary, such
common seal shall be affixed by the chairman of such board,
commission, committee or similar body and shall be authenti-
cated by his signature.

Power of 45. Save as is otherwise expressly provided by any written
majority to law, where-any act or thing may or is required to be done by
act. more than two persons, a majority of them may do it.

PART V-GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING
TIME
Time. 46. (1) The standard time of Saint Vincent shall be five
hours later than Greenwich Mean Time.
(2) Where any expression of time occurs in any
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time referred to shall, unless it is otherwise expressly provided,
signify the standard time of Saint Vincent.

47. In computing time for the purposes of any written Computation
law, unless the contrary intention appears- of time.
(a) a period of days from the happening of an event
or the doing of any act or thing shall be deemed
to be exclusive of the day on which the event
happens or the act or thing is done;
(b) if the last day of the period is a Sunday or public
holiday the period shall include the next following
day not being a Sunday or public holiday;
(c) where any act or proceeding is directed or
allowed to be done or taken on a certain day,
then, if that day-happens to be a Sunday or a
public holiday, the act or proceeding shall be
considered as done or taken in due time if it is
done or taken on the next day afterwards not
being a Sunday or public holiday;
(d) where an act or proceeding is directed or allowed
to be done or taken within any time not-exceeding
six days, Sundays and public holidays shall not
be reckoned in the computation of the time.

48. Where no time is prescribed or allowed within which Provisions
anything shall be done, such thing shall be done without where no
unreasonable delay, and as often as due occasion, arises. time is.
prescribed.
49. Where in any written law a time is prescribed for Construction
doing any act or taking any proceeding, and power is given of power
to a court or other authority to extend such time, then, unless to extend
a contrary intention appears, such power may be exercised by me
the court or other authority although the application for the
same is not made until after the -expiration of the time
prescribed.

PART VI-GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS AND PENALTIES

50. Where the consent of the Governor, a Minister, the Evidence .of
Attorney General or the Director of Public Prosecutions is signature of
necessary before, any prosecution or action is commenced, any 'VMinier,
document purporting to bear the consent of the Governor, a Attorney.









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not to abate
Director of
Public
Prosecutions.



General or
Proceedings
ex officio
on death, etc.


Imposition
of penalty
no bar
to civil
proceedings.

Provision as
to offences
under two
or more
written laws.


Minister, the Attorney-General or the Director of Public
Prosecutions shall be received as prima facie evidence in any
proceedings without proof being given that the signature to
such consent is that of the Governor, a Minister, the Attorney-
General or the Director of Public Prosecutions.

51. Any civil or criminal proceedings taken by or against
any person in virtue of his office shall not be discontinued or
abated by his death, resignation or absence or removal from
office, but may be carried on by or against (as the case may be)
the person for the time being holding that office.

52. The imposition of a penalty or fine by or under the
authority of a written law shall not, in the absence of express
provision to the contrary, relieve any person from liability to
answer for damages to any person injured.

53. Where an act or omission constitutes an offence under
two or more written laws, the offender shall, unless a contrary
intention appears, be liable to be prosecuted and punished
under any of such laws, but shall not be liable to be punished
twice for the same offence.


Amendment 54. Where an act or omission constitutes an offence, and
of penalty. the penalty for such offence is amended between the time of
the commission of such offence and the conviction therefore,
the offender shall, in the absence of express provision to the
contrary, be liable to the penalty prescribed at.the time of the
commission of such offence.


Statement
of penalty
at foot of
section to
mean penalty
for
contravention
of section.

Penalties
prescribed
to be
maximum
penalties,
but may be
cumulative.


55. Where -in any written law a penalty is set out at the
foot of any section, the same shall mean that any contravention
of the section whether by act or omission shall be an offence
against'that written law and shall, unless a contrary intention
appears, be punishable upon conviction by a penalty not
-exceeding the penalty so set out.

56. (1) Where in any written law a penalty is prescribed
for an offence under that written law, such provision shall,
unless a contrary intention appears, mean that the offence shall
be punishable by a penalty not exceeding the penalty prescribed,
(2) Wlere in any written law more than one penalty
is prescribed for an offence, the use of the word "and" -shall,
unless a contrary intention appears, mean that the penalties
may be inflicted alternatively or cumulatively.


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57. (1) Where any animal or thing is by any written law
declared, or is under any written law adjudged by any court
or other authority, to be forfeited, it shall, in the absence of
express provision to the contrary, be forfeited to the Govern-
ment, and the net proceeds thereof, if it is ordered by a competent
authority to be sold, shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund,
unless other provision is made.
(2) Nothing in this section shall affect any provision
in any written law whereby any portion of any fine or forfeit
or of the proceeds of any forfeit is expressed to be recoverable
by any person- or may be granted by any authority to any
person.

58. Any fine or penalty imposed by or under the authority
of any written law shall, in the absence of express provision
to the contrary, be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

PART VII-GENERAL MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
59. The production of a copy of the Gazette containing any
written law or notice, or any warrant, letters patent, commission
or instruction by the Queen or Her Majesty-in-Council, or of
any copy of any of the foregoing, purporting to be printed
by the Government Printer, shall be prima facie evidence in all
courts and for all purposes whatsoever of the due making and
tenor thereof.

60. Where any written law confers a power to issue any
licence, permit or authorization, then, unless a contrary
intention appears, such licence, permit or authorization may
be issued subject to such conditions, not inconsistent with that
law, as the authority issuing it deems expedient.

61. (1) Where any person, public officer or local authority
is required to do anything for which a fee is to be paid or a
charge made under any written law, such person, public officer
or local authority may decline to do that thing until the -fee
is paid or until payment of the charge is made, or, where the
precise amount of the payment to be made cannot be ascertained
until the thing has been done, until there is paid such an amount
as may be estimated to be the correct amount by the person
or public officer, or the responsible officer of the local authority,
required to do the thing.
(2) Where a thing has been done for which an
estimated amount has been paid, such.amount shall be adjusted


1976.


Disposal of
forfeits.


Disposal of
fines and
penalties.



Gazette, etc.,
to be
prima facie
evidence.




Power to
issue
licences, etc.,
subject to
conditions.

Act for
which
payment
required
need not
be performed
until
payment is
made.


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to the correct amount either by means of a further payment or
by a refund of the amount overpaid.
Deviation 62. Save as is otherwise expressly provided, whenever any
fomrn form is prescribed by any written law, an instrument or
formsdocument which purports to be in such form shall not be void
by reason of any deviation therefrom which does not affect the
substance of such instrument or document and is not calculated
to mislead.
Substitution 63. Where, in any Act of Parliament or subsidiary legisla-
of dollars tion now in force, there is a reference to pounds, shillings or
and cents
for pounds, pence, uch reference shall have effect as if it were a reference'
shillings, to an c.quivalent amount in dollars and cents at the rate of four
and pence. dollars and eighty cents for every pound, twenty-four cents
for every shilling and two cents for every penny.

All laws 64. All laws, unless a contrary intention appears, extend,
extend to
Grenadines. as far as they are applicable, to the Grenadines, notwithstanding
any custom or usage to the contrary.

Reprints. 65. (1) Any written law which has been amended may,
with the authority of the Attorney-General, be reprinted with
all necessary additions, omissions, substitutions and amendments'
effected by the amending written law.

(2) Any written law reprinted in pursuance of sub-
section (1) of this section shall be published in the Gazette and,
when so published, shall be judicially noticed.

Rectification 66. (1) The Attorney-General may, by Order published
of errors, in the Gazette, rectify any grammatical and typographical
mistakes appearing in any written law and for that purpose
may make any alteration, omission or addition of words, not
affecting the meaning of such written law.

(2) Every Order made in pursuance of subsection (1)
of this section shall be laid before the House of Assembly with-
out unreasonable delay and if a resolution is passed by the
House at the next meeting held after the meeting at which the
Order is so laid that the Order be annulled, it shall thenceforth
be void, but without prejudice, to the validity of anything
previously done thereunder, or to the making of any new
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PART VIII-GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING
THE CROWN AND THE GOVERNMENT

67. (1) No Act of Parliament or subsidiary legislation Saving of
shall in any manner whatsoever affect the rights of the Crown rights of
Crown and
unless it is therein expressly provided, or unless it appears by Government.
necessary implication that the Crown is bound thereby.
(2) No written law shall in any manner whatsoever
affect the rights of the Government unless it is therein expressly
provided, or unless it appears by necessary implication that the
Government is bound thereby.
68. This Act shall bind the Government. Act to
bind the
Government.
PART IX-REPEALS -
69. The Laws of the Grenadines Ordinance is hereby Repeal of
repealed. Cap. 99.

70. Subsection (3) of section 3, and section 4, of the Repeal of
Statutes Act, 1969, are hereby repealed, sections 3(3)
and 4 of
No. 1 of
1969.

71. The Interpretation Ordinance is hereby repealed: Repeal of
Cap. 72.
Provided that any power, duty or function, delegation
appointment, delegated, exercised or made under the
provisions of that Ordinance and continuing at the date of
commencement of this Act, shall continue to be of full force
and effect as though delegated, exercised or made under the
corresponding provisions of this Act.


Passed in'the House of Assembly this 21st day of October, 1976.

J. CLEMENT NOEL,
Acting Clerk of the House of Assembly.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
KINGSTOWT, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price $8.10
1976.
















SAINT VINCENT.


Act No. 24 of 1976.

I Assent,


RUPERT G. JOHN,


[L.S. i
9th Nov

AN ACT to make visio ntthe formation and registration
of international' nlB / for the payment by such com-
panie~^f ailieu of taxes, and for purposes
in conn~ate
[ 16th November, 1976. ]

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 International Companies
Act, 1976, and shall come into operation on such date as the
Governor, by proclamation in the Gazette, may appoint.
2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-
"the Authority" means the Saint Vincent Trust Authority
established and incorporated under section 3 of the Saint Vin-
-cent Trust Authority Act, 1976;
"Commissioners" means the Commissioners of Income Tax
appointed under section 42 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 1967;
"High Court" means the High Court of Justice of the
West Indies Associated States Supreme Court established by

X 3 "P. 9-S
~Sysrs


Governor.

'ember, 1976.


Short title
and
commencement.

Interpretation.




No. 21 of 1967.







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Registrar may 6. (1) The Registrar may at any time require the Auth-
information. ority, on behalf of a specified international company, to furnish
require him with such information as the Registrar may reasonably re-
quire to enable him to ascertain whether or not the registration
of that company should be granted or continued.
(2) If within four weeks, or such longer period as the
Registrar may in any particular case allow, after a written
notice served personally on or sent by registered post to the
Authority, the Registrar-
(a) is not satisfied that the information required to be
given under subsection (1) of this section and specified in the
notice is sufficient to enable him to ascertain whether or not
registration should be granted or continued; or
(b) has not received that information,
he shall refuse or, as the case may be, cancel the registration of
the international company concerned.

Cancellation of 7. The Registrar shall refuse or, as the case may be, cancel
registration. the registration of an international company-
(a) upon the written request of the company;
(b) if the company has ceased to exist;
(c) if he is satisfied that a certificate of registration
issued by him in respect of, the company has been
obtained by or on account of any fraud or mistake;
(d) in the event that he has not, within sixty days or
such longer period as he may in any particular
case allow, received the annual fee payable in
accordance with the Second Schedule to this Act.

Appeals. 8. (1) An appeal to the High Court shall lie from a refusal
or cancellation of registration by the Registrar under sections
5 (1), 6 (2), and paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) of section 7, of
this Act.
(2) On an appeal under this section the High Court may
make any order which it considers to be appropriate, including
an order as to the costs of the appeal, and such order shall be
final.
(3) The burden of proving that a company iseligible
for registration under this Act, or that a refusal or cancellation
of registration was not justified, shall lie on the resident repre-
sentative who shall be the appellant.










(4) The Governor may make' rules governing the pro-
cedure for appeals under this section.


9. (1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, an inter-
national company registered under this Act which pays dividends
to persons who are neither resident, ordinarily resident, nor
domiciled in Saint Vincent, shall be exempted from liability in
respect of the tax on those dividends which is, and would but
for the provisions of this section be, imposed by the Income Tax
Ordinance, 1967.


Exemption
from tax
on certain
dividends.

No. 21 of 1967.


(2) The exemption afforded by subsection (1) of this
section shall be granted in respect of dividends properly payable
at any time whilst an international company remains duly
registered under this Act and not otherwise.

10. (1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, an inter- Exemption
national company registered under this Act shall be exempted from income
from liability in respect of the tax on income which is, and would tax.
but for the provisions of this section be, imposed by the Income
Tax Ordinance, 1967. No. 21 of 1967.
(2) The exemption afforded by subsection (1) of this
section shall be granted in respect of each complete year of
assessment during the whole of which an international company
remains duly registered under this Act and not otherwise.


11. (1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, the funds
of a superannuation fund distributed to beneficiaries who are
neither resident, ordinarily resident, nor domiciled, in Saint
Vincent, and payable in accordance with the provisions of that
fund, shall be exempted from liability in respect of the tax on the
income from, and the amount of the distribution of, those funds
which is, and would but for the provisions of this section be,
imposed by the Income Tax Ordinance, 1967.
(2) The exemption afforded by subsection (1) of this
section shall be granted in respect of funds received, held, and
properly payable, at any time whilst an international company
remains duly registered under this Act and not otherwise.

12. (1) The Commissioners may require the resident repre-
sentative of an international company to furnish them with such
information as they deem necessary to enable them to determine
whether or not the exemption afforded by section 9, 10 or 11 of
this Act should be granted or continued,


Exemption of
superannuation
funds.




No. 21 of 1967.


Power to
Commissioners
to.require
information.


International Companies


1976.


No. 24.







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Provision


Section 6













Section 13 (1)

Section 14 (2)
Section 18
Section 24
Section 25
Section 27
Section 28
Section 34 (1) (a)
and (2)
Sections 36 to 38
inclusive
Section 40
Section 44

Section 45 (2)


Section 46 (2)


Modification


Insert, immediately after paragraph (5), three new
paragraphs as follows-
(6) The names and addresses of each of the members
of the first board of directors, which shall con-
sist of not less than three members, and full
particulars of the authority given to each mem-
ber to sign on behalf of the company;
(7) The name and address of the resident repre.
sentative;
(8)' In respect of every -individual, other than a
member of the board of directors, to whom
authority is given to sign on behalf of the com-
pany, his name and address and full particulars
of his authority;
Insert, immediately after the word "printed the words
"or typewritten".
Delete.
Delete.
Delete.
Delete.
Delete.
Delete.
Delete.





Delete the words "In default of any regulations as to
voting, every" and substitute the word "Every".
Insert, immediately after the word '"printed", the words
"or typewritten".
Delete the words "in print".


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Section 63
Sections 64 to 69
inclusive
Section 7) (3)'
Sections 88 to 94'
inclusive
Section 96,
SeCtion 107f (6)i
and (7)
Section 107 (8)
Section 109 (2)
Section 110 (1)
Section 112 (2)

Section 113

Section 114 (2)
Section 118
Section 120


Section 127

Section 129

Section 130 (c)




Section 132
Section 133
Sections 137 to
139 inclusive
Pirat Schedule
Second Schedule


NSodification


Delete.
Delete.

Delete.
Delete.

Delete.
Delete.

Delete all words after the word "Company".
Delete the words "or contributoryy.
Delete the words "or any contributory".
Delete the words "or by any eonfrilbtory of the Com-
pany," in both places where those words occur.
Delete the words "may, on the application of a contri-
butory, and substitute the word' "may".
Delete.
SDelete the words ", contributories, or others,".
(i), Delete the- word"or contributors" in both places
where those words occur;
(ii) DIflete'althe work's aftlr the woGds 'each crediftbr'.
Dblete the words ", as-betweeA ttie coti4butories of the
Company,".
(i) Delete the words "and eontributories";
(ii): lelete the words' "or eontributories".
(4) Delete- the words "calls and liabilities to calls,";
(ii) Delete the words "contlibutory or alleged contri-
butory, or other";
(iii) Delete the word "calls".
Delete the words "or contributory".
Delete the words "or contributory".
Delete.

Delete.
Delete.


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SECOND SCHEDULE (Sections 4 (2). and 13 (1) )

Fees payable to the Registrar through the Authority

1. All International Companies:
(a) for registration, except in the case of an international insurance
company, international shipping company and a superannuation
fund, a fee of five hundred dollars or one-tenth of one per cent of
the registered capital, whichever is the greater;
(b) for registration of any increase capital, except in the case of an
international company and a superannuation fund; a fee of.one-
tenth per cent of such increase of capital;
(c) except in the case of an international insurance company and a
international insurance company, international shipping company
and a superannuation fund,-a fee of one-tenth of one per cent'of
such increase of capital;
(i) payable on registration. in respect of the period between the
date- of registrationrand the 1st January of the next succeeding
year and calculated at the rate of one-twelfth of the annual fee
for each month and any part\ of a month: '
(ii) payable in full not later than the 1st January of each suc-
cessive year after the date of registration;
Cap. 219. (d) for registering.any document required or authorized to be regis-
tered under the Companies Ordinance as applied to this Act, a
fee of twenty dollars;
Cap. 219. (e) for making a record of any fact required 'or authorized to be
recorded by the Registrar under ,the Companies Ordinance as
applied to this Act, a fee of twenty dulla rs
(f): for a certified copy of a .ertifi>:,ite :tif registration, a feeof twenty
dollars.

2. International Shipping Comhpanies: "
(a) for registration 'of each ship in Saint Vincent a fee of two.dollars
and fifty cents per ton dead weight of such ship payable on or
before registration;
(b) an additional annual fee on the basis of twenty cents per ton dead
weight of such ship-
(i) payable on registration in respect of the period between thi
date of registration and the 1st January of the next succeeding
year and calculated ( the rate of one-tWelfth of the aiinual


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No. 24. International Companies 1976.


fee prescribed in this paragraph for each month and any part
of a month;
(ii) payable in full not later than the 1st January of each suc-
cessive year after the date of registration.

3. International Insurance Companies:
(a) for registration, a fee of one thousand dollars or one-tenth 6f one
per cent of the registered capital, whichever is the greater;
(b) for registration of any increase of capital, a fee of one-tenth of
one per cent of such increase of capital;
(c) an annual fee on the basis of one-tenth per cent of the registered
capital or one thousand dollars, whichever is the greater-
(i) payable on registration in respect of the period between the
date of registration and the 1st January of the next succeed-
ing year and calculated at the rate of one-twelfth of the
annual fee prescribed in this paragraph for each month and
any part of a month;
(ii) payable in full not later than the 1st January of. each suc-
cessive year after the date of registration.

4. Superannuation Funds:
(a) for registration, a fee of six hundred dollars;
(b) an annual fee of four hundred dollars- -
(i) payable on registration in respect of the period between the
date of registration and the 1st July of the next succeeding
year and calculated at the rate of one-twelfth of the annual
fee prescribed in this paragraph for each month and any part
of a month; .. .
(ii) payable in full not later than the 1st July of each successive
year after the date of registration. .

5. The fees specified in this Schedule are expressed in dollars issued by
the East Caribbean Currency Authority but may, as occasion requires, be quoted,
and paid from, outside Saint Vincent in the currency of the United States of
America to an equivalent amount.

6. The fees prescribed in paragraph 2 of this Schedule are payable not-
withstanding, and in lieu of, such other fee as may from time to time be pres-
cribed by or under any other law relating to the registration of ships.






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THIRD SCHEDULE (Section 14)

Memorandum of Assoeiation

1. Name:

The name of the Company is -

(( .... ............ ...................... .... ....... ... Lim ited"

2. Address of Registered Offie:
The address of the registered offie shall be the address of the resident

representative, namely ............. ............................. ..., St. Vincent

West Indies. -

3. Purpose::
The purpose of the Company is:


..... .................... ... ............




4. Liability Limited:
The liability of the members shall be limited.

5. Capital:
The fully paid up Capital of the Company is ...................... ....................

thousand dollars divided into .........,...,,..,.... shares of ......... .... .................... .. ....

dollars par value each,






t17
International Companies


6. Directors and Chairman of the Board
The first directors shall be -


Name First Names


Chairman

Other
Directors


Address Nationality


Authority
to sign*


*NOTE -
Insert as appropriate:
"I" for Individual authority to sign;
"JA2" for Joint Authority to sign with any other signatory;
"SA" for Special Arrangement, in which ease specify the special
arrangement below u-

.u... .....*.* ........................ ................. . ........'.............




7. Resident Representative:
The resident representive shall be -

(Nan ) lm.r- -r **" .. .......- ....... ........*r........................ .............

(Addrss) ..... .....


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1976.











8. Officers:
The first officers shall be. -


First Names Address


Nationality Authority
to sign*


*NOTE -
Insert, as appropriate:
"I" for Individual authority to sign;
"JA2" for Joint Authority to sign with any other signatory;
"SA" for Special Arrangement, in which case specify the special
arrangement below-


../ ............ .. ......




WE, the several persons whose names and addresses are -subscribed, 'Are
desirous of being formed into a company in pursuance of this memorandum of
association and the articles of association annexed hereto, and we respectively
agree to take the number of shares in the capital of the company set opposite
to our respective names:


Name


International Companie


1976.


.No. 24.


i








International Companies


Name and Address


SSignature


Total number of shares


Dated this


Number of shares taken
by each subscriber


day of


Witness to. the abdye.signatures:-

(Name) ....

(Address) ....


(Signature)


FOURTH SCHEDULE


(Section 15)


ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION

Regulations for Management of a Company Limited by Shares.

S,'. : .,- ... Shares.
1.' If.several persons are registered as joint holders of any share, any one
of such persons may give effectual iec.ipts for any dividend payable in respect
of such share.

2. Every member shall be entitled to a certificate under the common seal
.of-the:Company specifying the share or shares held by him.

Transfer of Shares
3. Shares may be transferred by an instrument of transfer executed in
writi n b'ftthe t irai tnf.rr, buf'the transferor shall be deemed to remain a holder
of such share until the name of the transferee is entered in the register book in
respect thereof.


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In'ternatat Cmowtnee4


4. The Cbmpauvy may decline U tegiater any trana r a shaeas made by
a member Who is i~btled to it.

Transmission of Shares
5. The executors or administrators of a deceased member shall be the only
persons recognized by. the Company as having any title to his share.
6. Any person becoming entitled to a share in consequence of the death,
bankruptcy or insolvency of any member, may be registered as a member upon
such evidence being produced as may from time to time be required by the
Company.

7. Any person who has become entitled to a. share ia consequence of the
death, bankruptcy or insolvency of any member, may, instead of being registered
himself, elect to have some person to be named by him registered as a trans-
feree of such share.

8. The person so becoming entitled shall signify hisg election to transfer
a share by executing to his nominee an instrument of transfer of such share.
Increase in Capital
9. The directors may by special resolution of the Company increase its
capital by the issue of new shares, suah inutmwes to be of such amount in
aggregate, and to be divided into shares of such respective amounts, as the
Company directs.

10. Subject to any direction to the contrary that may be given by the
meeting that sanctions the inereaseI eapitit allaffeAares shall be offered to
the members in proportion to the existing shares held by them, and such offer
shall be made by notiDe specifying't e Rumibert shsL* tlvw;tlier mnber is
entitled, and limiting a -time within which theo offer, if not accepted, will be
deemed to be declined and after the' em#pation of such tmie, or on the receipt
of. any imitation from the member to whom such notice is .iven that he
declines to accept the shares offered, the directors tmay dispose of the same in
such manner as- they think most benefchitd to the Cbmpany.

General Meetings
11. Ordinary general meetings shall be.-eld. arnnaIlly within ralBimuth*
after the closing of the business year at such time and place as may be pres-
cribed by the directors.

12. All other general meetings shalF be catld: extraordinary general meet-
ings.


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,No. 24. Iint ri,,ll;.n,,al Companies 1076.


13. ,The dir.:ctor. may whenev,-r the-y think fit, ahd shall upon requisition
made in writing by not less than one-lifth in numberiof the tiemnbers of the
Company, convene, an extraordinary general meeting. '

14. Any requisition made by the members shall express the object of the
meeting proposed to be called, and. shall be left at the registered office of the
Company.

1 i. Upon the receipt of such requisition, the diirertori shaJl furthbith pro-
ceed to convene an extraordinary general meeting. If they do .not prpeed to
convene the same within twenty-one days from the date of the requisition, the
requisitioners, or-any other members amounting to the required number, may
themselves convene an extraordinary general meeting.

Proceedings at General Meetings
16. Seven days' notice at least, specifying the place, the day, and the hour
and the agenda of the meeting shall be given to the members but the non-teceipt
of such notice by any member shall not invalidate the proceedings at any general
meeting.

17. No business shall be transacted at any general meeting except the
declaration of a dividend, unless a quorum of not less than half of the share-
holders representing not less than fifty per cent of the votes is present ot repre-
sented threat.

18. The chairman (if any) of the board of directors shall preside as chair-
man at every general meeting of the Company.

19. If there is no such chairman, or if at any meeting he is not present, the
members present shall choose one of their number to be chairman.

20. In the event of an equality of votes at any general meeting, the chair-
man shall be entitled to a second or casting vote.

Votes of Members
21. Every member shall have one vote for every share.

22. If one or more persons are jointly entitled to a share or shares, the
member whose name stands first in the register of members as one of the holders
of such share or shares, and no other, shall be entitled to vote in respect of the
same.


23. Votes may be given either personally or by proxy.







No. 24. International Companies 1976.

24. The instrument appointing a proxy shall be in writing, signed by the
appointor or if such appointor is a corporation under its common seal.
Directors
25. There shall be three or more directors.

26. The original number of the directors, the names of the first directors,
'the chairman of the board and the authority of each director to sign shall be
determined by the subscribers of the memorandum of association.
27. Subsequent general meetings of the Company shall elect the directors
and the chairman of the board by special resolution for a tenure of office of
three years.

28. The remuneration of the directors, and their remuneration for services
Performed previously to the general meeting, shall be determined by the Com-
pany in general meeting.

29. The Company, in general meeting, may by special resolution remove
any director before the expiration of his period of office.

30. A retiring director shall be eligible for re-election.

Powers and Duties of Directors
31. The business 6f the Company shall be managed by the directors, who
may pay all expenses incurred in getting up and registering the Company, and
may exercise all such powers of the Company as are not by the Ordinance, or
by these articles, required to be exercised by the Company in general meeting,
subject nevertheless to any regulations of these articles, to the provisions of the
Companies Ordinance and to such regulations, being not inconsistent with the
aforesaid regulations or provisions, as may be prescribed by the Company in
general meeting; but no regulations made by the Company in general meeting
shall invalidate any prior act of the directors which would have been valid if
such regulation had not been made.

Proceedings of Directors
32. The directors may meet together for the despatch of business, adjourn,
and otherwise regulate their meetings as they think fit, and the quorum neces-
sary for the transaction of business shall be the majority of the directors.
Questions arising at any meeting shall be decided by a majority of votes. -In
case of an equality of votes the chairman shall have a second or casting vote. A
director may at any times summon a meeting of the directors.







No. 24. International Companies 1976.

33. If at any meeting the chairman is not present the directors present
shall choose one of their number to be chairman of such meeting.
34. The directors may delegate any of their powers to committees consisting
of such member or members of their body as they think fit; any committee so
formed shall, in the exercise of the powers so delegated, conform to any regula-
tions that may be imposed on them by the directors.

35. A committee may elect a chairman of their meetings; if no such chair-
man is elected, or if he is not present at the time appointed for holding the
same, the members present shall choose one of their number to be chairman of
such meeting.

36. A committee may meet and adjourn as it thinks proper; questions
arising at any meeting shall be determined by a majority of votes of the mem-
bers present provided the majority of the committee members are present, and
in the event of an equality of votes the chairman, shall have a second or casting
vote.
Officers other than Directors
37. (1) The names of the first officers, if any, and the authority of each such
officer to sign shall be determined by the subscribers and stated in the Mlemo-
randum of Association.
(2) 'Thereafter the officers, if any, and the authority of each such
officer to sign shall be determined by special resolution.

38. (1 ) The name of the first resident representative, who may be a director
or officer of the Company, shall be determined by the subscribers and stated in
the Memorandum of Association.
(2) Thereafter the name of the resident representative shall be deter-
mined by special resolution.
Dividends and Reserves
39. The directors may, with the sanction of the Company in general meeting,
declare a dividend to be paid to the members in proportion to their shares.

40. No dividend shall be payable except out of the profits arising from the
business of the Company.

41. The directors may, before recommending any dividend, set aside out
of the profits of the Company such -sum as they think proper as a reserve fund
to meet contingencies, or for equalising dividends, or for repairing or maintain-
ing the works connected with the business of the Company, or any part thereof;





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No 24. inte'natibnal'Comnpanies 197(.

and tie irectQrs may invest the sum so set apart as a'resbrve fund 'poti such
securities as they may select. "

S 42. The directors may deduct frbm the dividends payable to aniy nidinber
albR.uchi.-um ns money as may be due from him to the Company. '
43. Notice of any dividend that may have begin declared shall be 4iven to
ea-ch member and all dividends unclaimed for three years, after having been
declared, may be fo:rf.ited by the directors for the benefit of the: Company.

44. No dividend shall bear interest as against the Company .
Accounts
45: (1) The directors shall cause true accounts to be kept.
(2) The books of accounts shall be kept at the registered office of the
Company examined, and the correctness of the balance sheet ascertaiied by
and, subject to any reasonable restrictions as to the time and manner of inspect-
ing the same that may be imposed by the Company in general meeting, shall be
open to the inspection of the members during the hours of business.
46. Once at least in every year the directors shall lay before the Company
in ordinary general meeting a statement of the income and expenditure for the
past year made up to a date not more than six months before such meeting.
47. A balance sheet shall be made out in every year, and laid before the
Company in general meeting, and such balance sheet shall contain a summary
of the property and liabilities of the Company.

48. A printed copy of such balance sheet shall, seven days prior to such
meeting, be served on every member.
Audit
49. The Company may instruct the directors to have the accounts of the
Company examined, and the correctness of the balance sheet ascertained by
one or more auditor or auditors to be appointed by the Company in general
meeting.

50. The auditors may be members of the Company but no person may be
an auditor who is interested otherwise than as a member in any transaction of
the Company, and no director or other officer of the Company is eligible during
his continuance in office to be an auditor.





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No. 24. International Companies 1976.

51. The auditors shall make a report to the members upon the balance sheet
and accounts, and in every report they shall state whether in their opinion the
balance sheet is a full and fair balance sheet, properly drawn up so as to exhibit
a true and correct view of the state of the Company's affairs, and in case they
have called for explanations or information from the directors, whether such
explanations or information have been given by the directors, and whether they
have been satisfactory.

Notices
52. A notice may be served by the Company upon any member either per-
sonally or by sending it through the post in a prepaid letter addressed to such
member at his registered place of abode.

53. All notices directed to be given to the members, shall, with respect to
any share to which persons are jointly entitled, be given to whichever of such
persons is named first in the register of members; and notice so given shall be
sufficient notice to all the holders of such share.

54. Any notice, if served by post, shall be deemed to have been served seven
days after delivery to the post office, and in proving such service it shall be
sufficient to prove that the letter containing the notice was properly addressed:
and put into the post office.






-FIFTH- SCHMOM3E (Sections 4 (3) and 16)

FoRM A:

CERTIFICATES F REgISTRATION .


Registration No:


, Typeof Company


Date of Registraitiba


Date of Cancellation


- Name


Purpose of Company


Entry No. Domicile Entry. No.


Entry No.: r


Name-and Address of Resident Representative


Address


Entry


No.


Issued Share Capital


.Shares


Directors and Officers


Names Citizenship Address


Date, Signature and Seal of
the Registrar of Companies


Function*


Authority**
to sign


Date, Signature and Seal of
the St. Vincent Trust'Authority


File No.


Entry No.


3ntry N


o.


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I-- a


Entry No.








Documents


Design'aton'1 J 0


~ji k~~I)~ ['~

A r.srv4i


Entries


tQ21198


No.


Date


No.


~----


Abbreviations (see overleaf)


''* (i) In conjunction with "DIRECTOR"
CH = Chairman of the Board
MD = Maiaging Director

(ii) In conjunction with "MANAGER" -
AM = Assistant Manager


** I = Individual authority to sign
JS = Authority to sign jointly with another director
or officer
.... LTD. = Authority to sign limited tQ the amount shown
NS = No authority to sign




199 9 "


RTIFICATE OFEGISTRATION
CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATIONN


Registration No:


1,ih, NI


fn~tp nf R.PistratiOn


Entry No. Name

Entry No. Name


Entry No.


Particulars


Date of Cancellationi


Entry No.





Entry No.


Domicile


Entry No.


Address


Trustees


Names
I


Citizenship


Date, Signature and Seal of
the Registrar of Trusts


Address


Function *


Authority**
to sign


Date, Signature and Seal of
the St. Vincent Trust Authority .


------- !


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.Etries Docuiena
Entres Iungen~t. m. v e,


No. Date


nTi a *., ,














'?" IlK' 'db:-!i: -*-jlu';*;


No.


Designation
..-,-


~Pl11


Abbreviatidns (see overleaf)



''-% ifoitl itaigsH
CI-i= Chairman of tTe Bad" of T3 es-

R = Resico .e" o stal .o 4l)
** I = Individual authority to sign

JS = Authority to sign jointly with another Trustee
.... LTD! Authority to sign limited to- t-hebbou ~e-a sioa
NS ='No authority to sign *' ina.


.uZ nvitui


iacict;ilLljral, -II
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No. 24. International Companies 1976.



Passed in the House of Assembly this 21st day of October, 1976.

J. CLEMENT NOEL,
Acting Clerk of the House of Assembly.


pZ0TpD BY THB GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THA GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price $7.80 ]
1976-






203 -


SAINT VINCENT.


Act No. 25 of 1976.

I Assent,

RUPEET G. JOHN,
[ L.S. ] Governor.
9th November, 1976.
AN ACT to establish the Saint Vincent Trust Authority, to
make 'provision for the registration of certtan trusts on
payment of specified fees in lieu of income tax, and for
purposes connected therewith and incidental thereto
[ 16th November, 1976. ]
BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.
by and with te adv- nt of the House of Assembly
of Saint Vincent ity of the same as follows--
Sb P- R l MINARY


1. This
Authority A, t,
date as the
appoint.
2. In this
"the At
ority established


he Saint Vincent Trust
into operation on such
m in the Gazette, may


Vntext otherwise requires -
the Saint Vincent Trust Auth-
of this Act;


"Commissioners" means the Commissioner~ of Income
Tax appointed under section 42 of the Ineome Tax Ordinance,
1967;


Shast tite and
commenesemnt.


Interpretation.



No. 21 of 1967.


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No. 25.


Saint Vincent Trust A.uthority


19i6.


S.I. 1967/223. "High Cou#" means the High Court of Justice of the
West Indies Associed States Supreme Court established by'
section 4 of the Wes ,Indies Associated States Supreme Court
Order, 1967; .
"international company" means an international com-
pany, an international insurance company, an international
shipping company, and a superannuation fund, to which the
International Companies Act, 1976, applies;
"international insurance company" means an inter-
national company which carries on the business of insurance
entirely, or in common with any other business;
"international shipping company" means an inter-
national company which carries on the business of shipping
entirelyely. or in common with any other business;
"Registrar" means the Registrar of the High Court;
"Registrar of trusts" means the Registrar of trusts
appointed under section 6 of this Act;
"registered trust" means a trust registered in accord-
ance with section 7 of this Act;
"resident representative" means the Authority and
any other person resident in Saint Vincent by whom an interna-
tional company is represented for the purposes of the Interna-
tional Companies Act, 1976;
"superannuation fund" has the meaning assigned to
that expression in the International Companies Act, 1976;
PART II THE .SAINT VINCENT TRUST AUTHORITY
Establishment 3. (1) There is hereby established an Authority, to be
of the Saint known as the "Saint Vincent Trust Authority", which shall be
Vincent Trust a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal
and with power, in that name, to sue and to be sued.
(2) Within seven days from the date of commence-
.ment of this Act the Authority shall be incorporated in accord-
Cap. 219. ance with the provisions 'of the Companies Ordinance and of
this Act.
(3) The Board of directors of the Authority shall be
appointed by the Governor, by notice in the Gazette, and shall
consist of seven members one of whom shall be so appointed as
chairman.











No. 25. Saint Vincent Tru~t I ii11iOj11/ 1976.


4. (1) The Authority shall have the, duty

(a) to administer all applications made for registra-
tion of trusts under this Act and of international
companies under the International Cbmpanies Act,
1976; :"

(b) to represent all trusts for the purposes of this
Act, and all international companies for the pur-
poses of the International Companies Act, 1976,
where a trust or international company is not
otherwise so represented;

(c) to supervise the conduct, and manner, of repre-
sentation afforded by persons other than the
authority; and

(d) to collect all fees payable to the Registrar and
the Registrar of trusts as provided under the
International Companies Act, 1976, and this Act,
respectively, and to pay the same to the Registry.

(2) In its performance of the duty imposed'by'para-
graph (d) of subsection (1) of this section the Authority may,
in writing, appoint any one or more competent persons to act
as inspectors in relation to the conduct and manner of repre-
sentation so afforded, and such inspectors shall have the same
powers and perform the same duties as inspectors appointed
under section 53 of the Companies Ordinance.

PART III REGISTRATION AND EXEMPTION OF
TRUSTS

5. (1) In relation to every trust in respect of which
application for registration under this Act is made, the Auth-
ority shall -

(a) apply for registration, to the Registrar of trusts
and lodge therewith all relevant trust documents
and one copy thereof;
(b) ensure that all fees payable under this Act to the
Registrar of trusts are duly paid;


General duties
of the
Authority.


Cap. 219.


Authority to
apply for
registration of
trusts, etc.


Saint Vincent -Trus~t -tifthoriti,/


1976.


No. 25.








No. 25. Sint Vincent Trust Authority 1076.

(c) if registration is effected, receive from the Regis-
trar and trf~emit tq the trustees concerned a
cerfieid true copy of all relevant. trust documents
together With the certificate of registration issued
by the Registrar of trusts.

(2) The Authority shall -
(a) keep the Registrar of trusts informed as to all
matter relevant to the application of this
Aet to a registered trust; atad
(b) take all necessary steps to furnish the Regis-
tryr of t~pita with seWa information relating
to- a: registered t ust as he muay from time
to time require fop the purposes of this Act.
Appointment 6, T Governo; sUh,*l by untice in the Gazette, appoint
of Begistrar fit i4 proper perso to be the Registrar of trusts for the
of trut, purposes o is Act.

:Duties of the 7. (1) Subject to subsection (3) of this section, upon
Registrar of receipt 9fl a pplipation and all relevant trust documents
trusts. togetLler az copy thereof, as requited by paragraph (4) of
section 5, V of this Act, from, the Author.ity,. and after receipt,
of tX a piopiria.te fees gayaile wuder this. Act, the Rgistrar
of. trts sha---
(a) register the trust in respect of which appliea-,
tiet is made by entering particulars of the
trust in a register to, be kept by him; and,
(b) open and mi~ltain a file containing all the
documents relevant to that trust (except the
copy of. the trust, docupent) and all other
documents received, from time to time, re.
Iating to that trust; and
(c) transmit to the Authority the copy of the
trut document certified by him to be a true
copy of the original, and a certificate of
registration showing that the trust has been
duly registered, and spg.e fying the date upon
wich it was so registered, under this Act,
(2) Every certificate of registration shall be in the
form set out in the First Schedule to this Act,













(3) If, for any reason, the Registrar of trusts is of
the opinion that a trust should not be registered', he shall inform
the Authority in writing giving the reason and requiring the
Authority, within four weeks or such longer period as he may
in any particular case allow, to satisfy him that registration
may properly be effected.
(4) The Registrar of trusts shall, at all times during
normal office hours, permit a trustee, resident representative,
or other authorized representative of a registered, tr~st to
inspect the entry in the register and the documents in the file
relating to that trust, shall permit the making of copies thereof
by any such person, and shall, if so required for the purpose of
any legal proceedings, produce the file in court.


8. (1) A trust in respect of which registration- is applied,
for under this Act shall be a trust the beneficiaries of which
do not include any person resident, ordinarily resident, or
domiciled, in Saint Vincent.

(2) A registered trust shall not cease to be registered
by reason only that a beneficiary becomes resident; ordinarily
resident, or domiciled, in Saint Vincent, but any such bene-
ficiary shall, from the date upon which he becomes resident;
ordinarily resident, or domiciled, in Saint Vincent, cease to be
entitled to the exemption afforded by section 9 df this Act.
(3) A trust may be registered under this Act only if
at least one of the trustees is the Authority or a person who is
resident in Saint Vincent and possesses a professional qualifica-
tion and status satisfactory in the opinion of the Authority to
ensure the proper and efficient administration of the trust for
the benefit of the beneficiaries and its representation in accord-
ance with this Act.

9. (1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, the funds
of a registered trust distributed to beneficiaries who are neither
resident, ordinarily resident nor domiciled, in. Saint Vincent,
and payable in accordance with the provisions of the trust
instrument shall be exempted from liability in respect of the
tax on the income from, and the amount of the distribution of,
those funds which is, and would but for the provisions of this
section be, imposed by the Income Tax Ordinance; 1967.


Qualifications
for trust to be
registered.


Exemption of
registered
trust from
income tax.


No. 21 of 1967.


S~aaint Vincent TIrust Authority


1976.


No. 25.









Saint Vincent Trust Authority


(2) The exemption afforded by subsection (1) of this
section shall be granted in respect of funds received, held, and
properly payable, at any time whilst a trust remains duly
registered under this Act and not otherwise.


Power of
Commissioners
to require
information.


Duties of the
Authority in
relation to
international
companies.


10. (1) The Commissioners may require the resident
trustee of a trust to furnish them with such information as
they deem necessary to enable them to determine whether or
not the exemption afforded by section 9 of this Act should be
granted or continued.

(2) If, within twenty-eight days, or such longer period
as the Commissioners may in any particular case allow, after
service of a notice in writing for the purposes of subsection (1)
of this section, served personally on or sent by registered post
to the resident trustee, the Commissioners -

(a) are not satisfied that the information required to
be given and specified in the notice is sufficient; or
(b) have not received that information,
the provisions of section 9 of this Act shall cease to be applicable
in relation to the trust concerned until such time, if any, as the
information has to the satisfaction of the Commissioners been
given, or the Commissioners are otherwise satisfied.

PART IV PROVISIONS RELATING TO
INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES
11. It shall be the duty of the Authority in relation to
every international company in respect of which registration
under the International Companies Act, 1976, is applied for -

(a) to make application to the Registrar and lodge
therewith all relevant documents;
(b) if registration is effected, to receive from the
Registrar and to transmit to the resident repre-
sentative a certificate of registration in the form
set out in the Fifth Schedule to the International
Companies Act, 1976;
(c) to ensure the payment of all fees required to be
paid by international companies to the Registrar


No.. 25.


1976.












as are specified in the Second Schedule to the
International Companies Act, 1976;
(d) to obtain from the resident representative, and
to furnish the Registrar with, such information
relating to an international company as the Regis-
trar may, under the International Companies Act
1976, from time to time require;
(e) to keep the Registrar informed as to all matters
relevant to the application of the International
Companies Act, 1976, and of this Act, to any inter-
national company.


12. An international company shall not be registered under
the International Companies Act, 1976, unless it has a resident
representative being either the Authority or a person who is
resident in Saint Vincent and possesses a professional qualifica-
tion and status satisfactory in the opinion of the Authority to
ensure proper and efficient representation of the international
company concerned in accordance with the International Com-
panies Act 1976.

PART V-FEES, ETC.

13. (1) There shall be paid to the Registrar of trusts,
through the Authority, by or on behalf of a trust, in respect of
the matters specified in the Second Schedule to this Act, the
fees respectively specified in relation thereto in that Schedule.

(2) The Minister for the time being responsible for
matters relating to finance may, from time to time by Order,
vary any of the fees specified in the Second Schedule to this
Act.

(3) An Order under subsection (2) of this section
shall not be published in the Gazette unless a draft thereof has
been laid on the table of the House of Assembly and been
approved by resolution thereof.

(4) A resident trustee shall be personally liable for
the payment of all fees payable by or on behalf of a registered
trust, relating to any matter specified in the Second Schedule
to this Act, during the period of twelve months immediately
preceding the date upon which such trust ceases to be registered
under this Act, and if not paid to the Registrar within twenty-


International
companies to
be represented.


Fees payable
to Registrar
of trusts.


1906.


Saint Vincent Trust Authorityy


No. 25.






210

ro. 25. &aint Viipent Trust Authowity 1975.

eight days from the end of that period such fees shall be
recoverable from the resident trustee concerned as a civil debt
owing to the CGovernmuent.

(5) For the purposes of this section "resident trustee"
mteans the Authority and any other person resident in Saint
Vincent by whom a trust is represented for the purpose of this
Act.

Fees payable 14. (1) There shall be paid to resident representatives
to resident and trustees respectively by or on behalf of international com-
representatives panies and trusts, in respect of the services specified in the
and trustees. Third Schedule to this Act, the fees respectively specified for
those services in that Schedule.

(2) A resident representative or trustee other than
the Authority at the same time as payment to the Authority
is made by him of a fee for registration or an annual fee payable
to the Registrar or Registrar of trusts, shall remit to the
Authority a sum equal to twenty per cent-
(a) in the case of a fee so payable for registration, of
-lhe amount of the appropriate fee specified for
registration; and
(b) in the case of an annual fee so payable, of the
amount of the appropriate fee specified for
representation,
in the Third Schedule to this Act.

(3) A resident representative or trustee may, from time
to time, charge reasonable fees for services rendered to an inter-
national company or trust in connection with the operation or
administration of the International Companies Act, 1976, or this
Act, being services rendered which are not specified in the Third
Schedule to this Act.

(4) The Minister for the time being respoonsie for
matters relating to finance may, from time to time by Order,
vary any of the fees specified in the Third Schedule to this Act.

(5) An Order under subsection (4) of this section shall
not be published in the Gazette unless a draft thereof has been
laid on the table of the House of Assembly and been approved
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No 25. Saint Vincent Trust Authority 1976.

PART VI-MISCELLANEOUS

15. (1) The Registrar of trusts may refuse the registra- Refusal and
tion of a trust if he is not satisfied-- cancellation of
registration.
(a) that an application is in conformity with the
provisions of this Act;
(b) after the expiry of a period of notice given in
accordance with section 7(3) of this Act, that
registration may properly be effected;
(c) that a trust is qualified in terms of section 8(1) or
(3) of this Act.
(2) The Registrar of trusts shall cancel the registra-
tion of a trust-
(a) upon.the written request of all the trustees;
(b) if the trust have ceased to exist;
,(c) if he is satisfied that a certificate of registration
issued by him in respect of the trust has been
obtained by or on account of any fraud or mistake;
(d) if the trust ceases to be qualified in terms of
section 8(3) of this Act;
(e) in the event that he has not, within sixty days or
such longer period as he may in any particular
case allow, received the annual fee payable under
the Second Schedule to this Act.
16. (1) An appeal to the High Court shall lie from a Appeals.
refusal or cancellation of registration by the Registrar of trusts
under section 15 of this Act.

(2) On an appeal under this section the High Court
may -make any order which it considers to be appropriate,
including an order as to the costs of the appeal, and such order
shall be final.

(3) The burden of proving that a trust is qualified for
registration under this Act, or that a refusal or cancellation of
registration was not justified, shall lie on the resident trustee
who shall be the appellant.
(4) The Governor may make rules governing the
Procedure for appeals under this section.









ROHEDULE
vREGISTRAVTIvi-4


S Entry No. Address





Trustees


Names Citizenship


Address


Date, Signature and Seal of
the Registrar of Trusts


Function*


Authority**
to sign


Date, Signature and Seal of
the St. Vincent Trust Authority











Entries


Date


Documents


Designation


Na.


214


Date








FIRST

CERTIFICATE


Registration No


File No.






Entry No.






Entry No.


Date of Registration


Date of Cancellation


Name Entry No. Domici


Particulars


Entry No.


--------' '------'`


:







Abbreviations (See overleaf)


CH = Chairman of the Board of Trustees

R = Resident Trustees




** I = Individual authority to sign

JS = Authority to sign jointly with another trustee

S.. .LTD. = Authority to sigh limited to the amount shown-

NS = No authority to sign










No 25. Saint Vincent Trust Authority 1976.

SECOND SCHEDULE (Section 13 (1))

Fees payable to the Registrar of trusts through the Authority.
1. (a) For registration, a fee of six hundred dollars;
(b) An annual fee of four hundred dollars-
(i) payable on registration in respect of the period
between the date of registration and the 1st
April of the next succeeding year and calcu-
lated at the rate of one-twelfth of the annual
fee for each month and any part of a month;
(ii) payable in full not later than the 1st April of
each successive year after the date 'of regis-
tration;
(c) For registering any document required to be
lodged under section 5 of this Act, a fee of twenty
dollars;
(d) For recording any fact relating to a registered
trust, a fee of twenty dollars;
(e) For a certified copy of a certificate of registration
or any other document, a fee of twenty dollars.

2. The fees specified in this Schedule are expressed in
dollars issued by the East Caribbean Currency Authority but
may, as occasion requires, be quoted, and paid from, outside
Saint Vincent in the currency of the United States of America
to an equivalent amount.
THIRD SCHEDULE (Section 14 (1))

Fees payable to Resident Representatives and Trustees for services.
1. (a) For registration-
(i) of an international company (other than an
international insurance or shipping company
and a superannuation fund), a fee of seven
hundred and fifty dollars or one-quarter per
cent of the registered capital, whichever is the
greater;
(ii) of an international insurance or shipping
company, a fee of one thousand five hundred








*No. 25. Saint Vincent fTrust Authority 1976.

dollars or one-quarter per cent of the registered
capital, whichever is the greater;
(iii) of a superannuation fund or a trust, a fee of not
less than seven .hundred and fifty dollars nor
more than two thousand dollars, calculated on
the basis of one-quarter per cent of the total
amount of the funds thereof;
((iv) of a ship owned by an international company,
a fee of one thousand dollars or twenty cents.
per ton dead weight of the ship, whichever is
:the greater;

(b) for representation-
(i) of an international company (other than an
international insurance or shipping company
and a superannuation fund), an annual fee of
five hundred dollars or oie-quartqr per cent of
the registered capital, whichever is the greater;
(ii) of an international insurance or shipping
company, an annual fee of one thousand dollars
or.one-quarter p.er cent of the registered capital,
whichever is the greater;
(iii) of a superannuation fund or a trust, a fee of not
less than five hundred dollars, calculated on the
basis of one-quarter per cent of the toqal amount
of the funds thereof.

2. The fees specified in this Schedule are expressed in
dollars issued by the East Caribbean Currency Authority- but
may, as occasion requires, be quoted, and paid from, outside
Saint Vincent in the currency of the United Stattes of America
to an equivalent amount.


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AIRPORT SERVICE CHARGE BILL
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
ons
Short title.
Interpretation.
Imposition of Airport Service Charge.
Exemptions.
Collection and payment of charge.
Receipt to be issued.
Records and returns.
Inspection of records.
Power of restraint or removal.
Obstruction.
Refund of charge to persons not liable, etc.
Collection agent may retain sum by way of commission.
Regulations.
Repeal of Ordinance No. 8 of 1968.


Secti


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SAINT ViiOZENT


Act No. 2' of 1976.
I ASSINT
RUPERT 4. JOHN,
SL.S. ] Governor.
9th November, 19W6.

AN ACT to impose an airport service charge 6n passengiOs
departing by aircraft from Saint Vincent, to make: pro-
vision for the collection of such charge, and for matters in
connection thierewith
[ 16th November, 1976. ]
BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty,
by and with te atdice and te sent of the Hi Be 4 Assembly
of Saint Vincent and by the authority of the sa4ie as follows:-
I. 'This Act miay be, cited as the Airpkit Service Charge Short title.
Act, 1976.


2. In this Act, unless the context 'dtherwisse requires-
"airTlie" means any u nderta'king whose business is,
Ir iAclrudes, tihe carriagee by air of person or hire or reward:
"airport" includes every airport, airfieldd or landing
strip within Saint Vincent:
"charge" means the airport service charge imposed
by section 3 of this A-et;
collectionn agent" means' an officer, servant or agent
of an airline.


Interpretation.










No.26 ArprtSe#,ce Ci ,~ 176


No. 2 of 1939.


"Minister" means thefMinister ;Er the time being res-
ponsible for finance;
"passenger" means any person who is about to under-
take a journey by amciraft eommeneing ait an airport, and ter-
minating at a destination outside Saint Vincent, but does not
include a member of the. c ew of the aircraft, or of any other
a.ir.j t aow~o4, operated or managed by an airline, when on
,, ilty.'


.... i of
Exemptions.


Exemptions.


"immigration officer' aaiga the Chief Immigration Offi-
cer, any immigration officer iappiisted, under section 3 of the
Immigration (Restrictpii) OrtAndi~ nw, 1939, and any police
officer authorized to act as an iiaigration officer in pursuance
of that section;


3. Subject to the provisions of section 4 of this Act there
sha1l he paid by every passenger, before embarkation, an airport
service charge of five dollars, which shall be a debt due to the
QGo9vernent and which shall be paid to a collection agent.

4. (1) 'Te charge shall not be payable, by-
(a) the Governor, his wife, and any children oftheirs
under the age of twenty-one;
(b) members of the House of Assembly;
(c) official representatives of the ,government rof..any
oouatry;
(d) reppesenta#ves of any international or other
organization in respect of whom the Govern-
ment, by any written law or agreement, accords
dilamatic status or ,privileges;
(e) the wif, .and any children under the age of
twenty-one, of .and accompanying anyi pprson
mentioned in paragraph (b) (c) or (d) of this
stubsetainm;
(f) official guests of the Government;
(g) persons travelling on Government business;
(h) members of the ,police force or .at'med forces of
any country when travelling on duty; .
(i) children under the age of twelve;


1976.


No. 26.


Airport SeMiqe- Chairgc









No. 26. Airport Service Charge 1976.

(j) such person or class or person as the Governor
may, by Order, specfiy as being exenipt' froni
liability to pay the charge.
(2) A passenger who pays the charge on the occasion
of his embarkation on an aircraft which returns to the-airport
of .embarkation without first landing at some other place outside
Saint Vincent shall be exempt from the charge on his embarking
to resume his journey on the same or .any other aircraft.

(3) A person who -
(a) disembarks at an airport from one aircraft and
re-embarks on the same or another aircraft;'and
(b) between so embarking and re-embarking does not
remain in Saint Vincent for a period exceeding
twenty-four hours,
shall be exempt from any charge which would otherwise ,be pay-
able on the occasion of such re-embarkation.
(4) A passenger who is or has reasonable grounds to
believe that he may be entitled to exemption from the charge
under this section may inform the collection agent of such
exemption and, in that event, shall state the grounds thereof
whereupon the collection agent, if in doubt as to the liability of
the passenger,to pay the charge, shall refer the passenger to an
immigration officer whose decision as to the liability of'the
passenger to pay the charge shall be obeyed and shall, subject
to section 11 of this Act, be deemed to be correct for the purposes
of this Act.
5. (1) A collection agent shall collect the charge from all Collection and
passengers liable to pay the same before they embark at an payment of
airport in an aircraft owned, operated or managed by, or on charge.
charter to, the airline to which he is an agent.
( T) If a collection agent fails to collect the charge in
accordance with subsection (1) of'this section, the airline of
which he is an agent shall be liable to pay the amount of the
charge to the Government.
(3) Subject to section 12 of this Act, the amount
collected under subsection (1) of this section, and all amounts
for which anairline is liable under subsection (2) of this section,
shall be paid by the collection agent, or the airline, as the case
may be, to the Accountant Qeneral who shall pay the same into
the Consolidated Fund,






220
No. 26. Airport Service Charge 1976.

(4) Any amount which is to be paid to the Accountant
-General under subsection (3a) of this section.ahall, if not so paid,
be a eivil debt recoverable summarily by the GFovernt ent.
Receipt to 6. (1) Every collection ageht upon collecting the charge
be issued. from a paserget shaR without demand -isue to the passenger,
or attach to that part of the ticket of the passeangr which ~s to
We retained by the passenger, a receipt in sueh form as the
Aeo-untant General may approve.
:(2) Any collection agent who omits to issue a receipt
in accordance with subsection (1) .of this section or-who delays
or defers the issue of such receipt shall be guilty of an offence
nd liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars
or to imprisonment -for a term not eetxceding one month.
Records and 7 ]rvery collection agentt atld airline shall, for the pur.
returns. to*ee of this Act, keep an ac'eurate record of all charges col-
lected, and,shall furnish returns for the use of the Accountant
0 tieal, in such manner as may be prescribed by regulations.
Inspection of 8. Any person authorized jn writing in that behalf by
records. ilie Minister, on production of his authority if soi Tequired, mny
eter upon any prernses owned, occupied, or for the time beiag
used by aan airline,. and may require any proper person therein
to proouce for his inspection ll books, documents and records
relating to the embarkatioa of persons, and may make copies
thereof'or of extracts therefrom.
Power of 9- If any passenger liable to pay the'charge refuses or
restraint or neglfets to pay the same, any police officer, immigration aficer,
removal. and collection agent of the airline responsible for the collection
Pf 806h8 change, may -
(a) strainn that passenger ftrm boarding 'an ain 1 ,ft.
or -

(b) if the passenger has boarded a a aircraft require
him to leave the airorait, ian if that passenger
'faNils to db so within a reasonable time, may remove
him from the aircraft,
atd, -in restrainingg or removing- any such paSsenget, ,such rpolioe
oWIer, in'n'tiera'ton offifer or collection -agert 'may use sueh
force is may bie reasonably ,necessary hi all the eiitrumiaffee.,






221
No. 26. Airport Serv i Charge 1976.

10. Any person who obstructs any other person in the Obstruction.
exercise of the powers conferred by section 8 or 9 of this Act
upon such other person shall be guilty of an offence and liable
to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or to imprisonment
for a term not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and
imprisonment.
11. (1) Any person who claims that he has paid a charge Refund of
which he was not liable under this Act to pay shall, if the charge to
Accountant General is satisfied that such claim has been made bssle, etc.
out, be entitled to be refunded the amount of the charge together
with any expenses specified by the claimant which the Accountant
General is satisfied have been reasonably and necessarily in-
curred'by the claimant in connection with the making of the
claim.
(2) If satisfied in accordance with subsection (1) of
this section; the Accountant General shall without delay ensure
that the amount of the charge and any such expenses are re-
funded to the claimant; and if not so satisfied the Accountant
General shall notify the claimant accordingly.
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (1)
and (2) of this section, the Accountant General shall not be
bound to meet any claim made after the expiry of a period of
one hundred and eighty-two days next following the date upon
which the charge, in respect of which the claim is made, was
paid.
12. A collection agent may retain in respect of each amount Collection
collected in accordance with subsection (1) of section 5 of this agent may
retain sum
Act, a sum of ten cents by way of commission or such other sum by ways of
as the Minister may, by Order, specify. commission.
13. The Governor may make regulations for the better Regulations.
carrying into effect of the provisions of this Act and, without
prejudice to the generality of that power, for the keeping of
records and rendering of returns by airlines or collection agents.
14. The Airport Service Charge Ordinance, 1968, is hereby Repeal of
repealed. No. 8 of 1968.
Passed in the House of Assembly this 21st day of October, 1976.
J. CLEMENT NOEL,
Acting Clerk of the House of Assembly.

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SAINT VINCENT.


Act No. 27 of 1976.

I Assent,

RUPERT G. JOHN,

[L.S.] Ga Governor.

9th November, 1976.
AN ACT to amen* SmalADebts ance
november, 1976. ]

BE IT ENACTED by th st 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 Small Debts (Amendment) Short title.
Act, 1976.
2. Section 3 of the Small Debts Ordinance (in this Act Amendment
referred to as "the Ordinance") is hereby amended- of section 3
of Cap. 16.
(a) in subsection (1)-
(i) in paragraph (a), by the deletion of the words
", in the case of actions of contract, more than
two hundred and fifty dollars, and in the case
of actions of tort, more than one hundred and
twenty-five dollars;" and the substitution of
the words "more than two thousand dollars;"



3 /F5












(ii) in paragraph (b), by the deletion of the words
"two hundred and fifty dollars",in bothplaces
where those words accur and the substitution
in both places of the words "two thousand
dollars ";
(b) in subsection (2), by the deletion of the words
"two hundred and fifty "dollars" and the substitu.
tion of the words "two thousand dollars".
Amendment 3. Subsection (1) of section 6 of the Ordinance is hereby
of section 6 amende1 by the deletion of the words "ten pounds" and the
of Cap. 16. substitution of the words "five hundred dollars".

Amendment 4. Subsection (1) of section 15 of the Ordinance is hereby
of section 15 amended by the deletion of the words "forty shillings" and the
of Cap. 16. substitution of the words "fifty dollars".

Amendment 5. Subsection (1) of section 17 of the Ordinance is hereby
of section amended by the deletion of the words "five pounds" and the
17 of Cap. 16. substitution of the words "one hundred dollars".

Amendment 6. Section 26 of the Ordinance is hereby amended by the
of section deletion of the words ten pounds" and the substitution of the
words "two hundred and fifty dollars".

Amendment 7. Subsection (5) of section 41 of the Ordinance is hereby
of section amended by the deletion of the words "fifty pounds" and the"
41 of Cap. 16. substitution of the words "five hundred dollars".

Amendment 8. Section 42 of the Ordinance is hereby amended by the
of section deletion of the words "three pounds" and the substitution of
42 of Cap. 16. the words "two hundred and fifty dollars".

Amendment 9. Subsection (7) of section 44 of the Ordinance is hereby
of section amended by the deletion of the words "ten pounds" and the
44 of Cap. 16. substitution of the words "two hundred dollars".

Amendment 10: Section 50 of the Ordinance is hereby amended by the
of section deletion of the words "five pounds" and the substitution of'the
50 of Cap. 16. words "fifty dollars".

Amendment 11. Form No. 5 in the Schedule to the Ordinance is hereby
of Schedule amended by the deletion of the words "three pounds" and the
to Cap. 16. substitution of the words "fifty dollars".


No. 27.


Small Debts (Amendment)


1976.








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No. 27. Small Detts (Amendment)
----------------------- ----~ -------
12.' The provisions of this Act shall be applied in relation Application of
to this Act.

(a) actions instituted after the date of commence-
ment; and
(b) proceedings in consequence of, and matters arising
from, the institution of such actions.


Passed in the House of Assembly this 21st day of October, 1976.

J. CLEMENT NOEL,
Acting Clerk of the House of Assembly.


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SAINT VINCENT.

Act No. 28 of 1976.
I Assent,
RUPERT G. JOHN,
[L.S.] Governor.
9th November, 1976.


!AN ACT to make amendments to various statutes
[ 16th November, 1976. ]
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 Statute Law (Miscel- Short title.
laneous Amendments) Act, 1976.

2. The statutes listed in the, of the Schedule Amendment
to this Act are hereby amended < provisions of of various
those statutes respectively s column of statutes.
that Schedule, in the manner tive spece the third
column of the said Schedule






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