The Antigua, Montserrat and Virgin Islands gazette

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The Antigua, Montserrat and Virgin Islands gazette
British Virgin Islands
Place of Publication:
[St. John's? Antigua]
Govt. Printer.
completely irregular
Physical Description:
12 v. : ; 25-35 cm.


Subjects / Keywords:
Law -- Periodicals -- Antigua and Barbuda ( lcsh )
Law -- Periodicals -- Montserrat ( lcsh )
Law -- Periodicals -- British Virgin Islands ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Antigua and Barbuda ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Montserrat ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- British Virgin Islands ( lcsh )
serial ( sobekcm )
legislation ( marcgt )
federal government publication ( marcgt )
periodical ( marcgt )


Dates or Sequential Designation:
v. 1-12, no. 18; July 5, 1956-Mar. 30, 1967.
General Note:
Includes supplements consisting of bills, ordinances, statutory rules & orders, etc.

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University of Florida
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Preceded by:
Leeward Islands gazette
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Antigua official gazette
Succeeded by:
Montserrat official gazette
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Virgin Islands official gazette

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VOL. 1.

THU R, SDAY, ifHi ()CT()B i

The Public is hereby notified that His Honour the Administrator of Montserrat has withdrawn the writ issued on the 14th day of September, 1956 for the election of a representative of the Northern Electoral District on the Legislative Council to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the late
A new writ is hereby issued providing for the nomination of candidates for the election on later dates,.
By Order,
Chief Clerk.

Administrator's Oie,
27th Septemer, 195 Ref No. 18/00028.

'THE (R ACE GOD of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realmns and Territories Queen, If e a d of the Commonwealth,
Defender of the Faith.
7The Retrninq O f icer of the Northern
Electoral District of the (Couny of
WVHEIEAS by subsection (1) of section 50 of the Montserrat Constitution and Elections Ordinance, 1952, it is provided that for the purpose of every general election of members of the Council, and for the purpose of the election of members to supply vacancies caused by death, resignation or otherwise, the Administrator shall issue writs of election under the Public Seal of the Colony, addressed to the returning officers of the respective electoral districts for which members are to be returrted:

AND \VI EtEAS the seat of the elected member for the Northern Distriet onil the Council has become vacant by reason of the death on the 8th day of Septemtnber, 1956 of ELDwAnin THEOPHILUS EDGE:COMBE, Esquire, andi it is expedient that a writ should be issued for tlh election in the Norithern District of a member to serve in the Council as the representative of the said District:
NOW, THEREFORE, I Oscal ETHELBERT HENRY, Acting Administrator of the Colony of Mfontserrat do hereby require that you proceed to the nomination of candidates on Friday, the 12th day of October, 1956, t the St. John's School, and thereafter, if necessary, you do on the 19th day of October, 1956, between the hours of 7 o'clock in the forenoon and 6 o'clock in the afternoon, cause election to be made according to law of a member to serve in the Legislative Council of the Colony for the said electoral district and that von do cause the name of such member when so elected to be certified to me not later than the 24th day of October, 1956.
GIVEN under my hand and the Public
Seal of the Colony this 27th day of September, 1956, and in the fifth
year of Her Majesty's reign.
A (/ing/ Administrator.
The Adninistrat )r having issued his Writ of Election for the Election of a member of the Legislative council l for the Northern electoral district the returning ,fficer for the said district will on the 12th day of October, 1956, now next ensuing between the hours of 10 o'clock in the forenoon and 1 o'clock in the afternoon and between the hours of 2 o'clock and 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the St. John's School, proceed to the nomination of a member for the Northern electoral district.
Dated this 27th day of September, 1956.
Reiturning Officer for the
or/hern electoral district.
In substitution for Notices appearing in the "Antigua, Montserrat and Virgin Islands Gazette" on the 27th September,

28 N\Ui ijvw GAZEI
ER., 1956;. No. 15.


With reference to the Notice which appeared in "The Leeward Islands Gazette" of Thursday. 8th March, 1956, re the appointment of Members of the Montserrat Public Service Conmmission, it is notified that His Excellency the (overliolr has accepted the resignation of M. M. AUCHINLECK. Esq., as Chairman, with effect from 30th September, 195;.
His Excellency has appointed W. O. PETEAts, Esq., as the new Chairman, with e'eet from the 1st October, 195(, and T. E. RYAN, Esq., as a inmeminer in his place.
Administrator's Of/ice.
Plymnouh, Montserrat.
27th September, 1956. C 651
The Adinistratr of Antigua has been pleased under section 39 (1) of the Antigua Constitution and Elections Ordinance, 1951 to appoint the folltwin,,Z persons as Returning Officers for lihe iundermetioned electoral districts fir the pinr pse of the elections to bt heli in 1956.
St. J 7h', City (,o /h).
Mr. McWelling Todman.
St. Johvn', (City (South) and Btrbuda.
Mr. Clarence C. Edwards.
St. (Gorge and St. John (Rtural)
A'o th.
Mr. C. Mi. O'Mard.
,,.iJohn (Rural) ,Soth.
Mr. J. L. Robinson.
Sf. Joht (hural) IW sl.
Mr. Hubert Henry.
St. Phillip anld St. Pe4er.
Mr. A. E. L. Williams.
St. Alary.
Mr. Oscar M. Bird.
St. Paul.
Mr. Earle Pestaina.
Admin i.str tor's O//ice,
80 J/tn Aditiel.
28/h S,,/eftmbr, 19,56. tRef. No. A, 18/50.
No. 31.
Appointmenlts and transfers etc., in thl, public service, with effect frorn the d s stlate(l, are published for general inf irmtion :Christian, C. il Survevor of Works,
Virvii Islaniids, confirmed in appourtnlent t. Jul. 7

Clarke, Julian, P.O. Cl. 11, Administration, to be Junior Clerk, Administration, Virgin Islands, on probation MNar. 1
Creque, H. 0., Senior Clerk, Administration, to be Principal, Administration. Virgin Islands. Jan. 1
Harrigan, N. E. A., Superv ising Teacher, appointed Assistant Administrative Secretary, Admininistration,.
Virgin Islands. Jan. 1
0'Neal, R. T., Teacher Cl. III, Eleinentary Schools, to be Junior Clerk, Ad inistration, Virgin Islands, on probation. S-p. 1I Penn, Miss H. L,, Senior Clerk, Treasury, appointed to act as Assistant Treasurer, Virgin Islands. Sep. 10
Penn, W. R., Junior Clerk, Public
Works Dept., seconded as Draughtsman-Supervisor, Public Works
Dept., Virgin Islands. Aug. 1
Scott, B.A., P. C., to be Principal,
Virgin Islands S-condary School,
on probation. Aug. 21
Shirley, A. 0., juniorr Clrk, Treaisury,
appointed to act as Senior Clerk,
Treasury, Virgin Islands.
Sep. 10
Vanterpool, Harold, P.O. Cl. II, Agricuitural Dept., to be Agricultural Asst. IV Virgin Islands, on probation. July 1
No. 82.
The following Statutory lules and Orders are circulated with this Gazette and form part thereof:lontserrat
No. 33 tof 1956. P'roclamnation dated Septembu" 18, 1956, declaring a los- sea-ason for cotton planting."
I pp. 'rice 3 cents
N,,. 34 of 19i56, Proclamination dated Septeomiher 28. 195(1, al)pdinting a session for the Legislative Council of thli ( Colony. 2pp. P1rieo I r(nt

Declaration dated October 1,
1956, made under section 3 of the Land Acquisition Act, 1944, (No. 11/1944) for the acquisition of certain land in the Colony of Antigua for
public purposes.
IT IS HEEI,;!ARY DECLALED that the Gov.rnor in C(ouncil wi h the approval o t the Lgislative (Iuncil of the Colony of Aitigua c nsi-ers, that the lands situate at Nut Grov,' in the Parish of St. John in the Island of Antigna and mor', partieularly descrihed in tli, Schedule heret(. -should he acqlir filr pililli p' liposes, namely to (ee thereon School.
A pice (O parcel of lami cntaining 3.812 acres f land at Nit rove in the Parish of Saint John in the Island of Anti na own-id b: \ AN CAMIACHO alld boulidi-d as fllws:-Oni th N(irth by land of O'ani F.
Or i the Suth by :nnbi of Alvan F.
SCaulnhllo a I nd liO ,l Jzrxt i,
Oni thie West by a pluthlic ro:uli and
iOn the East by a pubihlic ro:.
)atetd the Ist daY of Octole, 1956.
F. A. (L.1R.KE,
Cork of th, o connel. A 40/04
flg atio. (1) and 19 1)
Town and Country Planning Ordinance, 1948
All Saints, Bendals, Balans,
Five Islands, Freemansville, Parham, Pares Village, St.
Phillips, Table Hill Gordon
and Willikies Schemes.
Notice is hIreby giv en that ot the 4th and I I th of Septemler. lIapproval was givent to the lb)ve-lillnme(d Schemes hv the Govertior-in-iCouncil.

RiA I NFAIL, FIGURES. A certitfieid copy of the Scheiiesand
of the I:aips therein referred to have ontral Experiment Station b):een tepo-ited at the office of
't11 iglia. the Cltral loitusing ao1d Phlning
Authority, Iligh Street. sT'. hoihn's, Month. 152. 1953. 19t5, 1955. i.56. Antig a, :nd will be open fr inpee,Jxn. 241 1.93 3.04 2.16 5.15 tion xithout p:ymtrent of fee h)etveen
the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 1p.m. daily Feb. 1.60 1.02 2..15 .1G 1.23 (except on Saturdays when the
hurs will be 10 a.m. to 1 L30 a.m.).


1.62 t).60 l.N .S3 1.40o 3.11 2.06 .49 1.75 3.83 3.07 1,50 3.83 2.81 2.58 5.74 1.31 3.32 1.47 5.72 8.3S 3.20 3.47 2.13 4.29

Angut 8.43 3.15 5.93 8.25 5.57
To 29th Sep. 5.53 2.10 9,89 5.59 2.05
39.92 21.87 33.50 25.67 31.82

Dated this 18th day of September, 1956.
Clarence Simon,
Sei cr tor, Ex c cutir (bjh er
( ',;nral A. at(herit/y.
('Cerl Hosii d" PIiannin g Atlhority
Hig.h ,Stre, ,4
"". ,i* S' ,.
18)/ lSepicnbr, 1956.

[October 4, 1956

ASSIGNMENT passed under the Public Seal of Montserrat to the Administrator of the Colony of Montserrat of certain powers and authorities vested in the Governor of the Leeward Islands by the Leeward Islands Letters Patent. 1956.
1By His Excellency Sir KIENNETH WILLIAM BLACKBURNE, a Knight Commander of the Most Distingnished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, an Officer of the Most Excelleit Order of the British Empire, Governor and, C nimmander in Chief in and over the Colony of the Leeward Islands and Vice Admiral of the same.
Preamble. WHEIREAS by Letters Patent passed under the Great Seal of the Ralni constituting the Office of Governor and Commander in Chief of the Leeward Islands, bearing date at Westminster the 20th day of June, 1956, Her Majesty was pleased to declare Her Roval will and pleasure to be, amongst other things, in effect that the Adhninistrntor of the Colony of Montserrat shall administer the G(overrmiment of the Colony provided that the Governor may, when present in the Colony, administer the Government thereof in place of the Administrator if he shall think fit so to do, and that for the purpose of so administering the Government of the Colony and while so doing the Administrator shall be empowered to do such things within the Colony belonging to the office of Governor, other than exercsie the powers vested in the G(vernor by Articles 5, 6 & 7 of the aforesaid Letters Patent, and the powers vested in the Governor by Article 17 thereof, of pardoning persons sentenced to
death, as the Governor may from time to time assign to him:
AND WHEREAS it appears to me to be expedient that the Administrator of Montserrat be empowered to exercise within the said Colony, so far as the same are exercisable therein, the undermentioned powers and authorities, vested in the GoVernor by the said
Letters Patent.
Assignment of NOW, THEREFORE, I do hereby assign to the Administrator for the time being
certain pow- of the Colony of Montserrat while hie is administering the Government of the Colony the
rs. following powers and authorities, so far as the same are exercisable therein, unless the
Governor being present in the said Colony, otherwise directs, that is to say:Oaths. 1. The power of requiring any person in the public service to take the Oath of
Allegiance in the form set out in the Schedule to the Leeward Islands Letters Patent, 1956, together with such other Oath or Oaths as may from time to time be prescribed by any laws in force in the Colony and the power of administering such Oaths or of causing them to be
administered by some public officer.
Appointments. 2. The power(a) with the advice of the Public Service Commission, of making appointments or promotions to any office in the public service to Class C posts as described in Montserrat General Order No. 22 and in the case of teachers to any office below the grade of graduate teacher; and
(b) of accepting the resignation of officers holding such appointments.
Leave of 8. The power of grantingabsence.
(a) leave of absence to all public officers in the Colony in accordance with the provisions of General Orders for the time being in force, except in respect of leave beyond the normal period as laid down in the said General Orders: Provided that whenever the Administrator seeks leave himself, it shall be necessary for the Governor's approval to be first obtained; and
(b) leave of absence to the unofficial members of the Executive and Legislative Councils of the Colony.
Disciplinary 4. The powerProceedings. (a) of taking disciplinary proceedings under the Regulations for Her Majesty's
Colonial Service (hereinafter referred to as "Colonial Regulations") for the time being in force and of imposing the appropriate penalties (including dismissal) n respect of officers whom he is by paragraph 2 of this Instrument empowered to appoint; and

(b) to interdict any officer in the public service of the Colony if he considers
that the public interest requires that such officer should cease instantly to exercise
the powers and functions of his office.

5. The power to approve the payment to any public officer of any increment of salary in accordance with the provisions of Colonial Regulations for the time being in force on the subject and to suspend, defer or stop such increment in accordance with the provisions of General Orders.

inorements of salary.

6. The power to sign Special Warrants for amounts not exceeding $480 and also Special to sign Special Warrants in other cases for any amount when the expenditure has been duly W warrants. sanctioned by the Secretary of State or by the Governor:
Provided that in the exercise of this power due regard shall be had to the special or any other instructions of the Secretary of State applying to the Colony while the Colony continues to be grant-aided from United Kingdom funds:
And provided further that Special Warrants shall not in any event be signed contrary to the provisions of Colonial Regulations for the time being in force or of any regulations substituted for or amending the same.

7. The power to sanction imprests from public funds up to a maximum of $240 and to sign Imprest Warrants up to a similar amount.

Imprest Warrants.

8. The power to sanction advances from public funds up to a maximum of Advanceos. $3,360 and to sign Advance Warrants up to a similar amount.

9. The power to(a) sanction the writing off of all losses of stores due to depreciation from
normal unavoidable causes;
(b) sanction the abandonment or remission of any claim for money due to the
Government or the writing off of any sum which has appeared as an asset in a
previous account up to a miximum amount of $240;
(c) sanction the writing off of arrears of revenue up to a maximum amount
of $480;
(d) sanction the writing off of losses of cash or stamps, due to theft or fraud
or to thie gross negligence of an officer, up to a maximum amount of $240;
(e) sanction the writing off of losses of stores due to theft or fraud or the
gross negligence of an officer, uip to a maximum amount of $240; and,
(f) sanction the writing off of losses of cash, stamps or stores, due to causes
other than those enumerated in the preceding sub-paragraphs of this paragraph,
up to a maximum of $480.
10. The power of appointing Boards of Survey to examine the Treasury cash, stamps etc. in accordance with the provisions of Financial Instruction 135 or any other instruction substituted for or amending the same.
11. The power to authorise the sale of unserviceable stores under the provisions of Stores Rule 30 or of any other rule substituted for or amending the same.
12. The power of appointing Boards of Officers to inspect and report upon Government stores in accordance with the provisions of Stores Rule 116 or of any other rule substituted for or amending the same.
13. The power of appointing and of approving recommendations of Boards of Survey on stores and of dispensing with a Board of Survey in accordance with the provisions of Stores Rules 34-35 or of any other rule substituted for or amending the same.
14. The power to give serviceable Government stores or property, not exceeding $96 in value and not required for Government purposes, to institutions or organisations in the Colony, at his discr'
Remission etc. of arrears of revenue.

A appointment of Boards of Survey on Treasury cash.
Sale of unserviceable stores,
Appointment of Bords to inspect stores.
Poards of Survey.
Gift of sorviceable stor to institutions etc,


15. The power to appoint Tenders Boards and not to take any other action Appointment under the provisions of Stores Rlule 77 or of any other rule substituied for or amending oTders the same.
16. The power of remitting any fine, penalty or forfeiture not exceeding the Remnission of sum of $96 due and ;iaccrued to Her Majesty. Fines.
All powers not herein specified will be exercised 1 the Governor.
GIVEN under mnv hand and the Public Seal of the Colony of Montserrat' this 20th day of .4Agust, in the year of Our Lord ()ie IThousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-six and in the fifth year of Her MA. jesty's reign.

In the Supreme Court of the
Windward Islands and
Leeward Islands.
Circuit Court Notice.
Notice is herohy given that ii pursuance of Rules made by tho, (hietf Justice Iunder Section 16 if tihe Windwvard Islands aid L(eeward Islands Courts Order ihn touncJil, 1939. on tihe 24th day o' September 1941. as mendekd, the Hoimnouiable tiw Iuisie Judge selctd ir tlhe

sitting (of the Court in the Montserrat Circuit has appointed the unidermientioned day on which the ensuing Circuit shall sit in the (Colony, that is to say:-On Monday the 22nd day of Octoher, 1956, at 10.00 o'clock in the forenllool
. ). C. HARRIS,.
Regqtr;r, lon/'serrat (ircuimt.
Revistrar's, O//ic.
fontserrat. Steplenl/ ,r, 1956.
m.;Skis Ili.

Notice to Mariners
West Indies, Antigtua-Bell on
Buoy Damaged
The bell on the 3Buoy moored near the south-west edge of W\Varrington Hank ini the roadstead of ,t. Jolin's, Atitigna., i out of counissin.
E. H. Blanc:hard,
I 3thSHrhuirH,9ier. 13th Septe(mber.,' 10%(.

LEEWAY) ISLANDS All figures in British West Indian Dollars. Number of reporting banks : 4. Figures for qua:trter-30th June. 1956.

1 Notes in circulation
2. l)eposiIs
(i) 1)einand Nil
(ii) Tiile Nil
(iii) avings 2),000!.506.95
3. Balances ,iue to
(a) O ther banks in Colony
(/) i>,!anks a)road ., Other Liabilities
T tal in:hilies


il. 2
50( 95

2 ,463.8S
, 10,070.8:3

A ASSETS. Cash in 'ireasuryv alhaniees due by other banks
in (Colony
Ibiances due from banks
abroad uand( other short
claii s
(.1:1 1111 M xale
L :- an( Adnvanes In vestmnents
(a) Local 269,512.83 (6) O)ther 1.746,103.74 OtI hr \ssets

1 96,626.95 Nil.
2,01 5,616.57
1 9,727.31 2, 110, 70.83

IPrint ed mti the (Governm nt Priniting Ofice. Antiglam. Lewaid Ish1ldz, y EARTL Pi['ic'iT
Atinem overm n(it Printrr.- Athoi ty.

[ Prvic 14 cen st&

October 4, 1956]

Total Assets


1956, No. 33.
! y/
Proclamation dated September 18, 1956, declaring a close
season for cotton planting.
Acting Administrator.
In exercise of the powers vested in the Governor-in-Council by section 3 of the Cotton Planting (Regulation) Ordinance, 1926 (No. 7 of 1926), I, Oscar Ethelbert Henry, Esquire, Acting Administrator of the Colony of Montserrat, by antd with the advice of the Executive Council of the said Colony, do hereby declare that the period from the first day of November, 1956, to the first day of September, 1957, both days inclusive, is and shall be a close planting season within the meaning of the said Ordinance throughout the said Colony and every part thereof except in the Planting Date Experimental dplot at the Grove Botanic Station to which this proclamation shall not apply.
GIVEN at the Administrator's Office, Montserrat, this
18th day of September, 1956, and in the fifth year of
Her Majesty's reign.

Printed at the Government Printing Office, Antigna. Leeward Islands,
by EARL PIGOTT, Acting Government Printer.-By Authority.

47{00073 -480-10.56.

[ Price 3 rents.]

0. E. HENRY,
Acting q Administrator.
WHEREAS pursuant to the provisions of
sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Montserrat Constitution trod Elections Ordinance, 1952 (:No. 1/1952) the Governor by proclamation dated the 1st day of September, 1956, prorogued the Letlislative Council of the Colony of Montserrat until such further date as may be appointed, by proclamation of the Administrator under the provisions of section IS of the said Ordinance, for the first sitting in the next session of the said Council:
AND WHEREAS it is provided by section
18 Of the said Ordinance that the sessions of the said Council shall be hold at such times and places as the Administrator shall from time to
time by proclamation appoint:
AND WHEREAS it is expedient that
a session of the said Council should now b. held:
AOW, THEREFORE, I do by this my
proclamation, hereby appoint that a session of the Legislative Council of the Colony should now be held and that the first meeting thereof shall commence with a sitting of the Council at the liCouncil Chamber in the town of Plymouth in the uni uhfrhrdt smyb poneb
prcamto o heA.nit.o.ud. h poi

Island of Montserrat at 11 o'clock in the forenoon on the 10th day of October, 1956, for the despatch of public business.
AND the Members of the said Council and all other Her Majesty's Officers and loving subjects in the said Colony and all those whom it may
concern are hereby required to take due notice hereof and to give their ready obedience accordingly.
GI VEN at the Administrator's Office,
Montserrat, this 28th day of September, 1956, in the fifth year of
Her Majesty's reign.
Printed at tne Government Printing Oflioe, Leeward Islands. by EARL ]P OTT, Acting Governinmnt Printer.-By Authority.

[Price 4 cents.]

18100064--480-8 56.