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Group Title: Official gazette, St. Christopher, Nevis, and Anguilla
Title: Official gazette
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Title: Official gazette
Series Title: Official gazette
Physical Description: v. : ; 33 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Saint Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla
Publisher: The Authority
Place of Publication: Basseterre
Publication Date: January 10, 1956
Frequency: completely irregular
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Subject: Politics and government -- Saint Kitts and Nevis   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Anguilla   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: Saint Kitts-Nevis
Anguilla
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Statement of Responsibility: published by Authority.
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 76, no. 4 (15th Jan. 1981).
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General Note: Masthead title: St. Christopher Nevis and Anguilla. Official gazette.
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    Ordinance no. 1 of 1956: Interpretation of Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956
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    Ordinance no. 2 of 1956: Saint Christopher Nevis and Anguilla Constitution and Elections (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956
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ST. CHIRISTOPHiIER NEVIS HND ANGUILLI

OFfICiaL GAZE rTE.

EXTRAORDINARYR Y)
Published by Authority


VOL. LI. '1U;-I)AY, JANUARY 10 T 1956 No. 3


Administrator's Office,

St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla,

10th January, 1956.

The following Ordinances are published with this issue

of the Gazette and form part thereof :-

No. 1 of 1956. The Interpretation of Laws (Amend-

ment) Ordinance, 1956.

No. 2 of 1956. The Saint Christopher Nevis and An-

guilla Constitution and Elections (Amendment) Ordinance,

1956.

No. 3 of 1956. The Public Service Commission Ordi-

nance, 1956.

By Order,
E. KARNEY OSBORNE,
Clerk to the Administrator.



Printed for the Governmnent of St. Christupher and Nevis by A. M. LOSADA, Ltd. Printers
by Authority,"The St. Kitts Printery',' Fort & Central Streets Basseterre, St. Kitts, B.W.I.


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I6
I N4. 1 of 1956.
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The Interpretation of Laws
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1956.


Saint Christopher
Nevis and Anguilla.


LS


Assent by the Governor,
9th January, 1956.
Signed in token of such Assent.


H. BURROWES
Administrator.
9th January, 1956.


Saint Christopher Nevis and lnguilla.

No. 1 of 1956.


An Ordinance to amend further the In-
terpretation of Laws Ordinance, 1896.

ENACTED by the Legislature of Saint
Christopher Nevis and Anguilla as follows :-


Short Title.
18/1896.
2/1928.
1,1940.
2/1950.
4/1954.

Amendment of
section 17 of
the Principal
Ordinance.









3D S, Ila n!


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the In-
terpretation of Laws (Amendment) Ordin-
ance, 1956, and shall be read as one with the
Interpretation of Laws Ordinance, 1896, as
amended, hereinafter called the Principal
Ordinance.

2. Section 17 of the Principal Ordinance
is hereby amended by the substitution of the
following paragraphs for paragraphs (6) and
(7) thereof :-

"(6) The expression "Governor" shall
mean the officer for the time being ad-
ministering the Government of the Lee-
ward Islands and shall include the Ad-
ministrator of the Presidency when he
is administering the Government of the
Presidency;






No. 1 of 1956. The Interpretation of Laws Saint Christopher
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1956. Nevis and Anguilla.


(7) The expression "Governor in
Council" shall mean, save as otherwise
provided by Letters Patent under the
Great Seal of the United Kingdom, by
any Order of Her Majesty in Council or
by Instructions under the Royal Sign
Manual and Signet, the Governor acting
with the advice of the Executive Coun-
cil of the Presidency, and, to such an
extent as may be provided by any such
Letters Patent, Order of Her Majesty in
Council or Instructions, in accordance
with that advice, but not necessarily in
such Council assembled."

Commence- 3. This Ordinance shall come into opera-
ment. tion on a day to be appointed by the Gover-
nor by proclamation published in the
Gazette.


H. BURROWES,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 7th day of Jan-
uary, 1956.


J. S. ARCHIBALD,
Clerk of the Council.





Printed for the Government ofFt. Christopher Nevis by A. M. LOSAD LTD.
Printers by Authority "The St. < itts Printery," Fort & Central Streets,
Bnsaetarr. "t. Kitts.





No. 2 of 1956. The Saint Christopher Nevis and Saint Christopher
Anguilla Constitution and Elections Nevis and Anguilla.
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1956.

O Assent by the Governor,
19th January, 1956.
Signed in token of such Assent.
H. BURROWES
Administrator.
9th January, 1956.

Saint Christopher Nevis and inguilla.

No. 2 of 1956.

An Ordinance to amend the Saint
Christopher Nevis and Anguilla
Constitution and Elections Ordi-
nance, 1952.

ENACTED by the Legislature of
Saint Christopher Nevis and Anguilla as
follows:
Short Title. I This Ordinance may be cited as the
Saint Christopher Nevis and Anguilla
Constitution and Elections (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1956, and shall be read as one
with the Saint Christopher Nevis and
Anguilla Constitution and Elections Or-
5/1952. dinance, 1952, hereinafter called the
Principal Ordinance.
Amendment of 2. Subsection (I) of section 2 of the
section 2 of the
Principal Ordi- Principal Ordinance is hereby amended
nance. by the insertion immediately after the
definition of "electoral district" of the
following definition :-
"the Executive Council" means the






No. 2 of 1956. The Saint Christopher Nevis and Saint Christopher
Anguilla Constitution and Elections Nevis and Anguilla.
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1956.


Executive Council of the Presi-
dency ;".


Amendment
of Section 5 of
the Principal
Ordinance.


Amendment of
sections 25 and
43 of the Prin-
cipal Ordinance.



Amendment of
section 31 of
the Principal
Ordinance.


3. Section 5 of the Principal Ordi-
nance is hereby amended by substitut-
ing the words "the Financial Secretary"
for the words "the Treasurer".

4. Subsection (2) of section 25 and sub-
section (I) of section 43 of the Principal
Ordinance are hereby amended by the
substitution of the word "five" for the
word "three".

5. Section 31 of the Principal Ordi-
nance is hereby amended as follows:-

(a) In subsection (IV the words "in
his discretion" appearing imme-
diately after the words "the Gov-
ernor, at any time" are hereby
deleted, and the words "which
he shall think fit" are hereby sub-
stituted therefore;

(b) Subsection (2) is hereby repealed
and the following subsections
substituted therefore -

"(2) The Governor shall not make
any declaration under this section except
in accordance with the following condi-
tions, that is to say :-
(a) the question whether the declara-
tion should be made shall first be
submitted in writing by the Gover-
nor to the Executive Council and if
upon the question being so submit-






No. 2 of 1956. The Saint Christopher Nevis and Saint Christopher
Anguilla Constitution and Elections Nevis and Anguilla.
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1956.


ted to it, the Executive Council
shall (resolve that the declaration
be made, the Governor may make
the declaration;

(b) If, when the question whether the
declaration should be made is sub-
mitted to it as aforesaid, the Exe-
cutive Council shall not, within
such time as the Governor shall
think reasonable and expedient,
resolve that the declaration be
made, then -

(i) the Governor may submit the
said question to a Secretary of
State and may make the decla-
ration if, upon the question
being so submitted to him, a
Secretary of State authorises
the Governor to make the de-
claration ; or

(ii) the Governor may make the
declaration without submitting
the said question to a Secre-
tary of State, if in the Gover-
nor's opinion, urgent necessity
requires that the declaration
be made without obtaining the
authority of a Secretary of
State; in which case he shall,
at the time of making the
declaration, certify in writing
that urgent necessity requires
that the declaration be made
without obtaining such autho-
rity.






No. 2 of 1956. The Saint Christopher Nevis and Saint Christopher
Anguilla Constitution and Elections Nevis and Anguilla.
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1956.


(2A) (a) Whenever the Governor,
in accordance with the provisions of
paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of this
section, shall submit to a Secretary of
State the question whether a declaration
should be made, or shall make a declara-
tion without submitting the said question
to a Secretary of State, he shall inform
the Executive Council in writing of his
reasons for so doing.

(b) Whenever the Governor shall
make a declaration under this section,
other than a declaration made with the
authority of a Secretary of State, he
shall forthwith report to a Secretary of
State the making of, and the reasons for,
the declaration and, in the case of a de-
claration made in accordance with the
provisions of subparagraph (ii) of para-
graph (b) of subsection (2), the grounds
of urgency."


Insertion of
new section in
the Principal
Ordinance.


6 The following new section is here-
by inserted immediately after section
34 of the Principal Ordinance:-


"Exercise o
functions
conferred on
Governor and
Administra-
tor.


34A. In the exercise of the
the functions conferred by
sections 6, 8 and 9, paragraph
(b) and the proviso to para-
graph (h) of subsection (3) and
subsection (4) of section 12,sub-
section (2) of section 14, subsec-
tions (I) and (5) of section 16,
section 17, section 21, subsec-
tion (I) of section 25, sections
35, 37, 39, subsection (I) of
section 43, sections 49, 56, 57
and subsection (3) of section






No. 2 of 1956. The Saint Christopher Nevis and Saint Christopher
Angui!la Constitution and Elections Nevis and Anguilla.
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1956.


78 of this Ordinance, the
Governor or the Administra-
tor, as the case may be, shall
act in his discretion."


7. This Ordinance shall come into
operation on a day to be appointed by
the Governor by Proclamation published
in the Gazette.


H. BURROWES,
President.


Passed the Legislative
uary, 1956.

J. S.


Council this 7th day of Jan-


ARCHIBALD,
Clerk of the Council.


Printed for the Government of St. Christopher Nevis by A. M. LOSADA, LTD.
Printers by Authority "The St. Kitts Printery," Fort & Central Streets,
Basseterre, St. Kitts.


Commence-
ment.









No. 3 of 1956.


The Public Service Commission
Ordinance, 1956.


Saint Christopher
Nevis and Anguilla.


O


Assent by the Governor,
9th January, 1956.
Signed in token of such Assent.


H. BURROWES
Administrator.
9th January, 1956.


Saint Christopher Nevis and finguilla.

No. 3 of 1956.

An Ordinance to make provision for the
creation of a Public Service Com-
mission.

ENACTED by the Legislature of Saint
Christopher Nevis and Anguilla as follows:-


Short Title and
Commence-
ment.



Interpretation.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the
Public Service Commission Ordinance, 1956,
and shall come into operation on a day to be
appointed by the Governor by Proclamation
published in the Gazette.

2. In this Ordinance, unless the context
otherwise requires -

"Administrator" means the person for the
time being holding the office of Admin-
istrator of the Presidency and includes
every person for the time being acting
as such in his stead;

"Governor" means the Governor and Com-
mander in Chief of the Leeward Islands
and includes every person for the time






No. 3 of 1956. The Public Service Commission
Ordinance, 1956.


Governor and
A administrator
te exercise
powers in their
discretion.


Public officers.



Public Service
Commission.


Saint Christopher
Nevis and Anguilla.


being administering the Government of
the Leeward Islands and, to the extent
to which a Deputy for the Governor is
authorised to act, that Deputy;

"public office" means any office of emolu-
ment in the public service;

"public officer" means the holder of any
public office and includes any person ap-
pointed to act in any such office;

"the public service" means the service of
the Crown in respect of the Government
of the Presidency.

3. (1) In the exercise of the functions con-
ferred on him by this Ordinance the Gover-
nor shall not be obliged to consult with the
Executive Council of the Presidency.

(2) The Administrator shall not be ob-
liged to consult with the Executive Council
of the Presidency in the exercise of any func-
tions delegated to him by the Governor un-
der section 8 of this Ordinance.

4. The appointment, promotion, transfer,
dismissal and disciplinary control of public
officers is hereby vested in the Governor.

5. (1) There shall be, in and for the Presi-
dency, a Public Service Commission (here-
after in this Ordinance referred to as "the
Commission") and, subject to the provisions
of subsection (3) of this section, the Commis-
sion shall consist of such persons, appointed
in such manner, as may be prescribed by
Regulations made under this Ordinance.






No. 3 of 1956. The Public Service Commission
Ordinance, 1956.


Functions of
Public Service
Commission.


Saint Christopher
Nevis and Anguilla.


(2) The Governor may terminate the
appointment of any member of the Commis-
sion and, subject as aforesaid, the members
of the Commission shall hold office upon such
terms and conditions as may be prescribed
by Regulations made under this Ordinance.

(3) No person shall be appointed as, or
shall remain, a member of the Commission if
he is a Member of the Legislative Council of
the Presidency.

6. (1) The Governor may refer to the
Commission for its advice any question relat-
ing to the appointment (including promotion
and transfer), or to the dismissal or other
disciplinary control of public officers or of
any public officer, or to any other matter
which, in his opinion, affects the public ser-
vice :


Provided that no Judge or Magistrate
shall be regarded, for the purposes of this
section, as a public officer.

(2) It shall be the duty of the Commis-
sion to advice the Governor on any question
which he shall refer to it in accordance with
the provisions of this section, but the Gov-
ernor shall not be required to act in accord-
ance with the advice given to him by the
Commission.


Reports and
statements or
other communi-
cations of the
Commission To
be privileged.


7. Except with the consent of the Gover-
nor signified in writing under the hand of the
Colonial Secretary, no person shall in any
legal proceedings produce or be permitted to
give secondary evidence as to the contents or
nature of any letter, statement, report or






No. 3 of 1956.


The Public Service Commission
Ordinance, 1956.


Saint Christopher
Nevis and Anguilla.


Delegation of
powers by
Governor.







Power to make
Regulations
regarding
Public Service
Commission.


other document or any oral information
addressed, made or given -

(a) to the Commission by or on behalf of
the Governor, the Colonial Secretary,
the Administrator or the head of any
Government Department for the pur-
pose of enabling the Commission to
discharge any of their duties under
this Ordinance; or

(b) by the Commission to the Governor,
the Colonial Secretary, the Aminis-
trator or the head of any Govern-
ment Department in relation to any
matter concerning or arising out of
the duties of the Commission.

8. The Governor may by order delegate
to the Administrator all or any of the func-
tions conferred on the Governor by sections 4
and 6 of this Ordinance subject to such con-
ditions, exceptions and qualifications as the
Governor may prescribe and the Administra-
tor shall accordingly have and exercise such
functions, subject as aforesaid.

9. The Governor may make Regulations
for giving effect to the provisions of this
Ordinance, and in particular and without
prejudice to the generality of the foregoing
power may by such Regulations make pro-
vision for all or any of the following matters,
that is to say :-

(a) the membership of the Commission ;
(b) the appointment, tenure of office and
terms of service of members of the
Commission ;






No. 3 of 1956. The Public Service Commission Saint Christopher
Ordinance, 1956. Nevis and Anguilla.


(c) the organisation of the work of the
Commission and the manner in which
the Commission shall perform its
functions;

(d) consultation by the Commission with
persons other than members of the
Commission ;
(e) the appointment, tenure of office and
terms of service of staff to assist the
Commission in the performance of
its functions ;

(f) the protection and privilege of mem-
bers of the Commission in respect of
the performance of their duties and
the privilege of communications to
and from the Commission or its
members in case of legal proceedings;

(g) the definition and trial of offences
connected with the functions of the
Commission and the imposition of
penalties for such offences :
Provided that no such penalty shall
exceed a fine of one thousand dollars
and imprisonment for a term of six
months.

H. BURROWES,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 7th day of Jan-
uary, 1956.

J. S. ARCHIBALD,
Clerk of the Council.
Printed for the Government of St. Christopher Nevis by A. M. LOSADA, LTD.
Printers by Authority "The St. Kitts Printery," Fort & Central Streets,
Basseterre, St. Kitts.







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