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The Antigua, Montserrat and Virgin Islands gazette

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Title:
The Antigua, Montserrat and Virgin Islands gazette
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Antigua
Montserrat
British Virgin Islands
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[St. John's? Antigua]
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Govt. Printer.
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weekly
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English
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12 v. : ; 25-35 cm.

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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 )
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v. 1-12, no. 18; July 5, 1956-Mar. 30, 1967.
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Includes supplements consisting of bills, ordinances, statutory rules & orders, etc.

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Leeward Islands gazette
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Antigua official gazette
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Montserrat official gazette
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Virgin Islands official gazette

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ANTIGUA, MOI~SI~R
VAND X<
- ~VIRGIN ISLANDS~-"E
J'zblishec/ by cauthorify
V VOTL I T. TH URSI)AY, 24,11 .JA'AIAR\, 19,57. No. 5a.
Thie task of th), Ca nirmissi on ais out- eflY-ct their exect,: t-e at an v Post iNoices.
lined by the( Lonon ( 'onfei' flee- is to Office ill t!Ie C ololl x fa'r a stanip or e"XaMInel anall to report to Olie Vedei al stamips of' oeual va Jo- aoi hariseat for (4overiontit on the economic. ti~eal use- in th(, Coloiar of Ati-cga. It Is annoiceil 1)y thle M1inister* and otl or teeh iical ixrobans itix el ted
for Colonial Allaas. tho Earl of in too Ia lisen (4ra aati. to i t li 0/1 Perth., that Her AMajesty the Quieen VinfrteFdrlaeadt hui4 beeni pleased to approve til work wt, I asahetne for s neb a l i i. It;//i' iiaI/,.1 57. dp;)ointment of Sir Elic. HALLINAN, It -was laid do)W1 1,11M dl- Ca'lIinoiio Ref. PNVC 62 I8. Chief 'Jutstice of ('y ii in to li.e Chief rhul i naki, its tel rt not Rat~r thatn justice (designate) of the Federal 2y~v~atrtestl po ie N.~
Sn prveii Courit of tilie Britiish Carib- F'lai ut.The following BllI wi i is to be
bean Federatioil, xxhich is to 1)e '4(/iiL;/" Otire, introduced iota) the Legislative Council
created after establislinient of Fed- 4 /01.of Antigua is ciraculatedl with this
Ortin 17M/ Janwtr ,57 G (azette and frrs part ther-eof:"The Fact ories Ord finance, 1 957.'"
Admiinistritoi Of/woe,
, t. JIohns, No. 10.
.4l11oyuf. It is heeb noifed for general Thie fa allowing 0 rd i iia i ieces and
21Ist Jani uaeyI, 1 957. informnat ion that tile reqiti ieineitts oif St-:4tntory% Rutle mid Order are circuItt-. N. A 6-/7.tite Electrioity, lee & C1oldi Storage Rated witlI this Giazette and foin part
Ref.No.-~.Departmetit of aliesel oil for 1957 will thi ceof:be supplied b)'y (lao. W. lleant; 11 AN 'R
Bryson & Co. Ltd. and las.I~e & '~I iaiqllt.
Son Ltd. inl equal pioportioiis it the No. 38 of 1'4,56, Tbli C ity 1 iXte liiidrt' tlo provisions of section 4 current wholesale price at the( timet of (Amlelidulet it) Ordlt at: (19 .5G
of t~t Fotlie 11 eaRtli O)rdinance-. 1 956;. deli very less dutv. 4 pp. LiciP 6 ~'i
the Governor in Council lias been Ifoti tact y0
pleased to te-appoitit the following Any patti1 reqat i- 1)y fl a eip (oa rt- No. -01 of Pi 56. -Thje 1"orostry menbers of the Cen tral Board of men t will ie supplied by Jfos. D~ew & Ordinance, 1956.'" 8 pp. Price 10 cis.
Health for thle Cnolny of, At t ilia for Son at thle curretit whbolesale pritcc atIqiIsud. a period oif t~v) years front 1st Jann- the, time of delivers less duty. No. 23 of 1956, -Thle anppleinnary. 195 7. ary AIpproiiation (1955) Ordiniance.
.4dminis/ ru/or's Officp,, 1956.'' 2 1) 1. i i/e- 4 cent i's.
D)r. A. I. 13ov A n /iyw.
Dr. WV. 1'. ,JOMEPH 21st ,Jannur!, 1957. No. 24 (if 1956. 'rie Development
Re. .. 1) xv iHS Re. o.PWI 4IT (Eleetricity and Cold Storage) Loan
M 1' .1 0. ) AV I Ref No PNV 4136 Ordinance, 19,56." 4 pp1. Price 6 cis.
Mr. D). Al. siwi'P.tTTUOYnUE RDR
Tile Senior MedicalI Officer SAUOYRL REI
((J'iatirman). Invalidation of Axltigua Stamps. Virg~in [.31ands.
No 32 of 1956, "Tlhe D~iplomatic
Adm in istla/ors,, 0 fle, Privileges (Wiorld Ilealtit OrganisaA itt uai. It is hereby notified for general tion) (A rneudmetit) (trlor. 1956.''
1 81h Jfan It"alt,, I957. informiation 0th at, in )vcordtuc.e with I~R Piicr 3 conts.
Ref. No. 5i.S. 9/9 the provisions of the King Gleorge VI
(A ni t i g u a) Stamps (invalidation) IT IS HEREBY NOTIFIED for
Order, 1957 (Antigua R.I. & 0. No. 1 general information that until further of 1957) th Anotigua stamps of' th e t heOfcofheEeritIe Mi. U~h SP~t~iifl, 13E.,following denominations, namely -1d.. adCl trg eateti t
Registrar of thle [T'nivenn,,tV College Of ldIi d, 1. d.6. i. s i. ary's Street, St. John's, will be
th Wstinie, ~and Saatlioris ed for use by the open to the public on the following
toe seres anis me be ien app~ointted Stamps (Anmtigtia) Order, 1938 (Gren- days adduring- tile hours stated
to erv a4 amemerof thle Coinnlis- er~al Governintent S,. R. & 0. No. 312 of her(-nd' : sion. ott Trade and Ttiriffs witch is 11438) will ito longer be used1 for the now totuting the llritisli West Indies paymtent of postage or stamp duties Mlondays to Fridays-9 a.m. to 12 in accordance with a ,Resolutiotn of after tile 17th day of -January, 1957. non n11p001o ,).n th e (C 'oferetee on Feiderat ion held in iadIpm o3pm
Londoni in February of last year. 2. Provision has, however, been S~itturda, 's--9 a.ni. to 11.30 a.rn.
The CIhairmnan of the Cornmission is made in the abovetn enti onted invaliSir WILLIAM CROFT, K.('.B.. and datioat Ordler for a period of grace of Administrator's Office, remaining inenier is Mr. 1H. F. three ma ttths thereafter, that is onl or N7. JIon's UMBRISTOPHERS ON. Mr. SPRINGER'S before the 17th dayv of April, 1957. A iitig ua.
appointment is onl secondment from within which hlers of any of the 7/li JIanuary, [157. the University College. stamps invalidated by the Order may Ref. No. PIVO 29/3-11.
/4 1)




IS TRE 1N-r1.G1TA, NION-M,',RRAT A-INU) VIN('IN- ISLANDS (-'.XZE'rTE [January 24, 1957
TRAnE mAms muct, it is horel, notilial for general shall be. guilty of an offence ;u,ainst
ANTIGUA, 22nd Jiunory. 1957. infi-iro-twhm that IFcdlq fln 79t2 this Wilmincy Nip! simil In, NoW oil L(jether with its witinturfoiJ is inin. nm% "Am to a lontaRy na "n,Mng 1% J. ENTABHOOKS (it LIN! IT- ing front the hook n"inbarint 7101- uu ,, iiiiipho.! Ine(nds, and in ti-iault
I,1) of 6201 Pai-k A N i ]-Ontr( NJ- A000 which vras previously is ;ued to of payuv!nt to imprisaninient, with or Qnj [M liave applied for Isgistrabon Jan Crump of sownw, a of without har 1 lah wir for a, terni not
of Two Trade MaRs MAW of HAO raits and bons repaymems W, Hw twowyAng Mx inwiths.
Any pion wito intakes or Wiveris
(1) 2. Tho i ,, invalid and any- a Like murn or keels (w jopares
one in Irmo -shm of A plould mpoa Nny false ac,-ounts or partieul:lr i ConHillie to ill,. Chi,,!' 10!coulltant, Treas- C, I'llirgally inconle on \vl ich tax is ury, ininli'dial'Ay. hb' ,11:111 J)" guilty of ;ill "i fence
(2) nud shodl )w Wide on conv"A"i to a
V & Mott, Eta n(d (xceeding Hv, hundred
L poojids, or t ) inipt sounlent with 01
/oor lodto;lry L(thmr wi liout hilrd laholir for :1 terin not
Fu)ld. cr,\,--teding Fi-- inowlis. (Section 64).
T, wpb S11"'4" A. A. Canes,
Joh 1
Janimry. 111 :i7. li-h Januar 1957,
1:,,[. N,., A, (1517 V.
IT 1,- -NOTIVIED for
Af
INCOME TAX NOTICE. gent-ral that as, froin Ist,
Annuary, 1957, the Antigua EhTtrinity
The! lio-omoo, T(i.r Or(olinmre, A-o 7 B, wd Niol its uiek.-rtakin- hocam" it of 1945 (as "inoidaly Governinont Deptninent under the
control or tht! I)ir ,otor of Ek clri(,ity
ill ("iNs-4 44? Lhat is to s ty: suh: Public Offeers and Pensioners. an i !elephojii s. The undertaking is MIW 1 4 -- ill'-w cNiled Thu E'lt-etli,,ily. Ice will
used food ill' :is 11liIredien"Z, in too-id. At),,- puldic- 011krt-r (it p-n- Aiucr Cold tora-e Uepartluent.
liable, to pay iiwwne tax wiioso inThn AlyQuAK Win that they coine inAnding Ora of his wiQ All jwrsow, indebted to the, now
han, imini tho uhl Tindo Marks in con, i As ob-ly of his awl/or her defuni't Hoard ar 2 requested to settle respect of Me nod ymNs for 57 y -wo onw1urnsim as a pubHe wl-ictr or their i"Khtodness to the Board mith ho-fore the date of their said, Applica- ponsi ,nor or other allowau-, e froni the, ainivo I)ep;ortinenl. All Ghequeei tion. public Muds. shall deliver a I-rue and "'hould, 1w rll ldf' payable to the Ofli(,'o
(nirr"t Muni of his i'le'"lle to Manager (if 11w Departnirilt, Air.Any jwrson in ty within t I i rle [I),,, ( nlai,,,Antiers not laier thim the E11W CHALLENGER, and all coinia6rohs Fr-m th- dato d tO HrIst 31st WY -4 Janumy, 1957. (; eutiuu municaLions should be addressed to
aplwarance of this AWrtise"wnt in 6 7 a n, I S. U. & 0. 1 A 6, N o. 13). th( Oflie of 11;e Department at S4. the Aal ejurt, ollid Virtlin 11lary's 'john's'.
Islaicl (; lo?'Vli, -jve liolA.,- in doph- Other Persons. cate at, the Tru(itt Maik : Offit e,
Atitl ua, (if opposition to r- -oi -orinion Every person (including it coln- 0.qice,
of the said '11"do AhwY. patty) liable to pay int-loine tax shall Johioi's
deliver it truc- an(I correct rtiturn of t ifl't I a. (IR1I11, 0. BYR()N, his-whyleinNHno not hor than the W.AiriumW,107
o/ jbtrk, 31st (lay of AianAq 1957 (Haditm 67
and S. U. & 0. 046, No. 13).
TRAFFIC NOTICE.
TRADE MARKS OFFICE, Agents, Trustees, Etc.
ANTMu& 22wi Tovinmy, 1157" Any person having the direction, The Vehicles & Road Traffic
1ABBY. N10;VfIT k W RY of cowin,4 or nutmigem"t of any prop- Ordinance, 1 946Chit-ti,,o, Illinois, 114A. h," nNd&qI erty or wiw-rik or IrAng in mady It, Qlno Q Lh- powers mudvnwd, for Utgisiration 4 Ohn FrAde AlNul; of Awnin : n h dialf or an3 p-Pson, ort m, in Polcm 2 of the VuhiWetj consisting of dis bdlowiztg whether incident or non-riandens. as and Ilmd Trallk (Ndhianen 1946
allomwy, Wor, agent. trustee, cura- (No. ,) of I hereby jix file
tor or coinini,lee should make and porlotl hereniWer for the fighting of
-S deliver to the Cotninissionvr, a return
it) respect of, sueh property, concern
W Class 41 for k to say: Suhshnees or Jumnin" not, Wer Than I he 3] A (lay Until furth,,r fit(, lighting
used a-', food ol a,,, in""redio'nts in food. of Afai-ch, 1-951 (Qwhins 28 and petloni of vo,; jeies Alall ho, front
Th" Applie-Anh elaiin that th'-V 2 9). General. 61.00 pnl. to 6.10 a.1n.
havt- used the. said Trad- Afarl; A 1)atod this 1,201 dliY oif ktlluary,
respo w of thesaAl gcrrl, 4,si w- 1894 Any ))(-"Sol! 1-Y be eonsidt-red to 195 7. before tY date of their ail Applicy he liNhI,. to p;ty ijoolue tax ', if his 11 AL V, JAMEM.
UM1. inconw froin Al sourcis exceeds one Toftlio; ComIni'si ione;,.
Any p ,!rson urty Within three hulpin4laml Wdvepomudis($537.60 fit? No 3pows. racinths froin t1w dale or the first All elaini.s for deduction [roru inalappaninco id W Advertisoment in court, tax inust be snImimidated Or RAINFALL FIGURES.
the Anl qaa, -11wils1w, 114,11ol Viyvi
J!'I the prwtuctim of rc,-ipts or other lWands Grumis. give Wkw in dull 4 Kid #de evidence. Contra] Exp,, rirnent Station,
cate at the Trade Afarks Offico,
Antitnia. of' position to r _istration Penalties.
of the said Trado Afark.
Any lwmon IS% to pay income Minth 13W 195C M55, 1951 195L
CE011, 0. BYRON. Ex Who) AdIs to imtke or deliver a
lo!, qi-itrwr of Tolde Jf (,-As. return Wthin the prescribed period To 19th.Jan. 1.. ,3 1'90 L8(3 4.91 1.7%




~aiay21, 1 957' AH 10J( NA OT S EJI3t t ANI' t1,N IG17V ) V II RlGI N ISL1A N_71S G1Z ETLF1. 19
ADDRESS given by Hi, lionour A. F. Dawkins on the occasion of the meeting of the Legislative Council of Montserrat
held on the 11th January, 1957.
flim ee ~ahb .I/onlb, I'~/, ( 'u"l il. nlot I)%- itself alter the sliae- of the i sdaiid. Tha t
Call 01i ,Y be (10110 b)Y 1:s livingrc here and this we I today haive been called i ut to open an '11init litOI1\Thlli l.
inow to presi(le ovr IV,, a t be first) -1dimmistrat or Io rpleylclaheelel, n Of t It is (ololl the li rsi 1 -ott session hield hiere a o~ o url oa c eenn n sinCv we becaine a ( l)onv. I anti XC1'V consl5iU activi~' !(,itii ; [I talk first tdbout, of t he h Oorir wichelihas'fallen to me.' I regard niateria ;tt ph% sicJ l ncl ieilL s 1 would not,
IIIvset s 10thIiii~i~ amti orunae tlit i''wish it. to be thjoilght that I reg-ar1 tieni as Iirst Budget session1 should b~e SI CII a pf Il moinpratta CI1BI il~trio
hitoi one kil t they akre Cnirete anid speelie and in 9(
L ater toda v the Ifonjourablo Treasurer Nvi I lu iirahi~i nt0 i el
be presenting to t oliulcii the 1 idg-et for 1t) dtii{.5teC7l letino iern" t
It has airend v been eoitsidered 'in detail bx- undoubK(lUN thrieli 1(tltit of t res u ~ a ope, Finance Conjiinittee andi I will conineI1 in'(11 ty I eadIlnsAr''asoto oneC (11 two g-eiltPkal remarks. It is 110W normal I for the Budget to be debated ini Jan narv, after 5~~~lul~ nI .i C oal( rl h sni.i WOUld b~e hiard to over stlinate the valuew of such the year has already ,lv stto-rted; ht, hy tis Pro- service to Montserrat. In every field of oceolulre weF know that the ,ertr ol Stae hti the existence of rapid aii-Ireulr conalreadv exainled in detail onur advanced pro- *itothra oposidb anld that as a result (If t hi's ex llamin l nonto.,wt terilnsnis aea
the izeof te gant-n-ad hs aiealy hen In1fells(I difference. I would like to cougratudeterined [1i er ~ t late all those who helpedl to bring- this about.
detrtalwd Ths yarit itobe (132.484 1. The islnd owes theil 'I lo. COmparel thwith tetigrure last year of S11069
This is niot as much as we had hoped and asked Anjother major achievement of' tile year was
for, and we have been obliged a-s a result to the tilllrovement of the water soupply inl IAv amend~ and curtail our proposals for expeiitiiture. mouth. O n August 14t the pipe-line, bring-ing Bt It erhaps inl the long run it does us no harmn wat-r from the Il'iiliekrauk ie springs was conlto ro~flizo (anid a dlisap)pointment over the sizt, of nected to the NPlyymouth inain s. 'There is -ow, the -i-nnt-iti-aidl is a very oeective way of causing for the li rst time for several ve Cars, ani ple N1ater us to realize) how dtepenldent we are on the in N Plouth. Indeed the pro.'snlre is floW% so o'elero~sitv of Her A~lal CstyV G4ox eritiet. And reat haut the costs ofl iuaiiito'11aiiee ha Ve conllet us realize also that verve soon it will be the sidertblv increased owing to the old pipes being_, new FedeAral t overnineiot, ud not 11cr Mfajestv's burst. Government, from whomi we will he seeking Adtetidmjriaeilahoeet
.'Isistace.was tile extension of tile electricity suply IVIn
It is emstoinali'v 0il this occasion for thec l'lViiioit 11, first to a 16d-hour and finallY vo0 Presiding- Offieer to give a fairly (letaile(1 review w Decembler 8th to a 2 Ihour supply. It is of actl i' ities d on ng11- the past yeaIr. Halving beenl hoped that this all-d1ay service will, by permiltinl the (,olonv only two (ilon1tls I do not feel ti, h ~ of electrical applil( *esdmti well (1ualifled to -give this review as other,,, or as andi otlierw-ise, cause tilis utility to be selfI would nivsel f wish. I will therefore, confin supporting, in thme not far distant future. We myself to reviewing. the niain activities andl I should not forget that none of these major will coiicbido w ithl a few general observations achievements Av4old have been po~silble without abou(At tile htUre. thle _generouts assistance of 11cr MAajesty's Governmen t.
Starting- wit rho hlrwaler is-sues, ait a con- ThHelhdprmncotudisatference. held in London. lin February, to which ri,, ian halh defaret onk te its Hatethis Govertnment, sent one delegate and onatladcidweaewr talHat
official advi-er. tirnii p~u' were matde for the Centres andl Outposts andl attend~anlces have establishment of thle British Fedleration. Al b~een. uniformly very .good. UNICEF skimmed maj or issues were resolved exceptt the choice of milk Powo'l'" A ,--1 whc sgral-ppeitd a caplital amnd this it is hoped to settle at a meet- hats be en nnos t valuiahle, both in itself, and as an Ing later tis Iiluth. The report of tile in- ueett ela ttnac.Tl llit
dependent commission onl this matter has lent has worked under most bami pering staff
recetlylwe pulised.conditions anid it seeflis to me that there is rec('tty een ublihed.splendiid opportunitY 1wre for voluntary helpers
To COtflC ieairer homie, but again oil inatters to (jelnonstrateo their public spirit. Trhe distuiof constitution, the Leeward I sland,; formally bution of .kimlited milk. is not anl expert 'lob defedcrated On Ju ly 1st, last atidl Montserrat and if volun tar:,i hel pers wonid step forward arid hecamn~e a ('01011 i 11 its own rivjht. 'This change (10 this it would relieve the trained health stafl or name fr'om lPr-sideiicv to Colonyv, while of a timie-consumlingi task and give them moral altering- and raising tile states of the island, (does time for their proper work.




20 THE ANTIGUA, MONTSET-RT AND VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTrE [January 24, 1957
The Plymouth Hlealth Centre was opened fairly substantial increase in the cattle populaearly inl thre year and the 11olyneaux out-post tion. over tire past tS months-. I u torturiatety it
-was completely. [t was not possible, anid myay showed also that aniorig young cattle there are pxot be possible for some timle yet, to staff this twice as many females asq males. This is not out- post. natural and shows clearly that young11 le~(s are
ibeiflg slaughtered. This is 0l)vioisly to tire
Oin the Medical side, the isolation ward has derien ofteZd:t)a hoeai h
been completely arid is; now in use; and~ tire (mvierrriert is givirig attention to how this
XaY R eatnn a ei opee;teidlist ry, wich is- Clearly one of great potential,
equipment is here arid will be installed as sooncnbedeled is a radiogxrapher is available.ca edvow.
Ther, hve eenno artculr dvelfl- Cotton was planted iii t~e new SeZaan
Ther hav ben nopartculr deelop whichi began onl Septemiber 1t (aid 11nislied on mlerts in the educational field. At thle Second- ( )ctohe)r 3;ds Some seidil niot, germinate ar\, School tire New block containing the Zlv a e)acD leo hrg.Patn a
Lab~orat ory was occupied 'it the be .uniiig of tire ro i h cl ewudhv ihda
ye0ar. In Ipriniry education I have been very est 111 -de ceg fISt) fwiioet r
srkby, and f Commend, tire very good attend- wsdn yteetts en lrre.'h
ancee record. Man 'y children made perfect estates Cold and would have Inpuit in ii ore if attt.ndlancs anid tire avera, ,-e attenolanc tbey had riot been restricted l)*v the surpifly of
throghot te \~N~i \''i1 0y(l' ()o hiOur. Peasants in suite of everY peirslofl10
rnj1- main activities of thle Public Worlis were unwilling to pkrnrt more, partly because 1)epartruerrt hiavk already been mientionred. A they were uncertain ol tie rewx season and lbusy year iras seenl also, apart froalman mriinor wished others to carrY tire risk of lestir it.
wor171ks1 and tir nom laintenlancte of In nidn 'lie cr rl g-rowth of thle Cottorn was verv satisaild roads, thlebgnii of work on two maj atorroiads- t. John's to Trants and TFar [River to fin other direct ions agricutural dlevelopRoirir e. mrnt schemies have been slowlY, tickiwg over.
I thiink it will he a-reedl that from the point 1 wi'sh 1 could sa ii Iore11. The P'ast nure lDevelopof view of Public W\orks anrd So ,-at Services tire ment Schere he lio I (oniervat ion -,chemie, vear hias been a very good one(. considerable pro-tie1wlr 'aqSb;d ,ceinadim
g-ress lia viii been irratle. ti uea lte AritltrilCredit Scherrie alit conceived with
Moi nrIi u rter ri edfo hs thre Very best intentions to (eVelop various
activities. [Jaily v reaid 1-orneS trin1 prTodurction uxriculttiral activities hiav not, ben takon up arid ai this i sli d, Wi tir out riral s, or ini stry,anlhaero evlplastrvso I(Iae thrat manas agricultual I odirt io ri. Anrd 1 95,; (P il.
frr itis nnl. a riliulrr hd de o Anid now what of tire future ? H onourablie
the ce ii-e iin its plIanting sea,;ri there wvas rio Menmbers will expect rue to say something about Cott on Crop. 1'11 SOi ( sair VYars effor~lts have been constitutional developtinents, 'a muntter i NIch [ miade to broader fl of Hr ia ire countr ,y's krIo~v is ne~ar' t~re 1eart oI, mlod of' them. [, have
ag-ie lturev grow ritWM Oi li erc' in,; thlan Cotton -ea-it rged tbat Montc'errat shout 1( ad%-ance and i I 1950 Li i-i Was 'a H nio ei r're attention. to ft urin ~stei'al (Oillstitution il n ie --roirds tili;t
Sourre oce'~ wa an iet'd tl (0tr~ itiiit rt i' Mridseriat is now a'l ndepet rdeont Codony, or, rea i/1l zobHat thrf deeomo t n f11re forcefully, on th L...'id tl.11il A.. di
arit and V(,qktnb11e tt I sltiVr'orti's Initicit- onIly, 111i orf tin flow Pedelraiton without sluch a, lal i t erystrt, onsdrld Yr'7i coml-itirtioir. I would like to say at once that
Such matters as experiment arid exploration of I ain niot imliresscel by threso argpuments; iii
znarket.thremnselvyes they (d0 niot, in 11niv view, justify ci b cntiutonladvanceinnt. [ believe, andl
\e'etable rnar'ket i- o'ivs oi-aisedh a ntilina ,I
nonstautoy aeriCv,~h~h oirhrta'rl h~ie~efiriil that tire best way to) teach exported vegetables t,) the t-atal value of $77,054_. responsibility i,- to provide thle olrport unity for In 1955 the t tal value of vre ,etlbles exlported exerctsn g it Ak-id it is oly,\ tile tinirn d o this was $410,301. 'lie export ol tomatoes showed which is under argument. A counrtry munst bo increase from $S'17,279 to S3~,"S90. One difficurltv financially, 1)01itically andl constitIutioirailv ready experienced was tire Cold Storage P lant w~i,! if it wishecs to advarico Coll si ititioriall *v. I say is old arid of' irnsufficierit capacity. Ataciia iacally, ii(caittsi evry advance costs ailonre. timev, unforl irnatelv, it b~roke" down arid a I 5ta' pol1itically, be-ause it is ver Iy dhesirabule that tire development of political riarties should p-equanityof omates atlto b (liniea.cede and not follow a inister'ial system; and
Tin another sphere, tine livestock industry, l)ivN political paurties f mecan p)artites based on there have also irec..r. enicnuraginugsgi For policies arid riot on sympathy with or anrirmosity the first time for a nimler of -ye irs it was towards ndi vid nal personalities. I say constifound possible to export catttle, a total head of tutionrilly hecanuse it must first be shown that 120 being exported dlurng tlie year. A cattle tire stag-e already reached is being oultu'uwn; census undertaken at tire end of the year showed that, inl our case the memilier~iiip system has that in spite of thbis ('Xport, there hats been. a been nia-stered. My first impressions, and they




January 24, 1957] THE ANTIGUA, MONTSERRAT AND VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE 21
are only first impressions, are that these condi- But we must not put all our eggs in the tions are not yet satisfied in Montserrat. cotton basket. The broader the basis of our
economy the more will we he able to stand both the
Eut it will never be constitutional develop- vagaries of nature and the uncertainties of outmet that will bring about the economic side markets. (Government is determined to do
recovery of1' this island. That can ouilv hLe everything possible to encourage and develop agricultural development. And here e find a fruit, Nvetable and livestock production. To difficult position. T'he economic depression has 1his end the Statutory Export Agency has been been causing large scale emigration, this in turnll set u p. Steps are being taken to improve the by rediucing the number of potential agricultural Cold Storage Plant (the equipment is already on producers and labourers causes worse economic order) and the possibility of developing new depression from which yet more persons run lines is continuusly under examination. I am axav. in the last 2 years 2.000 persons have distressed that the planting' of vegetables has lef these shores. Somehow this exodus must not been as extensive this season as it was last: be stopped if the country is to recover. And it this can be partly accounted for by the fact that mnust. be stopped not by arbitrary restrictions but this season vegetables have had to compete both by extinguishing' the desire to emigrate and this in land and labour with cotton while last year can only be done by improving our standard of they did not. lut that is not. I fear, the only living here. 'This in turn will not lbe achieved reason. 'The main reason appears to me to be by raising salaries and wages arbitrarily and out a general air of lethargy which pervades the of relation to the island's production. No. it island. can only come from economic recovery, and Two months ago, when replying to the very
in creased p roduction. .
increased production. warni welcome which lonourablhle Members
weeg eoseog accord me. I said that
t seems to me and I am sure also to every e generous enough to accord me. I said that
rig thikin person on the island that te I intended to go ilto the country as much as I
riglo, 11 ism, pri onlar le island that the I osefrivel wa lepolmws
result', of ttis particular cotton crop are of vita could to see or myself what the problem was. importance to this island. And this is measured, I have made a start in this. As I see it the main not o lv in the immediate economic benefits obstacle in the way of the island's recovery is which should accrue, but also, and this is just as the air of listlessness, lethargy and idleness important, in the psychological effect. This which pervades the island. 'here does not could be the first tanauible income after an seem to be any will to achieve better things. exc iionaily long close season; but more than Nor can I wholly absolve the Civil Service from tha, it could hbe the 1beginnin' of a turn for the this stricture. Unless this spirit is eradicated future prospects are indeed dismnal.,isinyjb
better if' the peasants who held back this year future prospects ale ideed dismal. It is my job and did not plant, could he convinced that the to bring new life into the Civil Service and I chlianged season was a good thing. This convic- pledge myself to do my best to achieve this. So tion can be achieved by one year of positive far as the man in the street is concerned a big results which are clear for all to see far more esponsibility rests on the shoulders of Honoureffectively than by y ears of talk. I regard it is able Members. I appeal to them, as the persons of t1w greatest importance to the future of the elected by this man in the street, to use their island that this crop, now in the ground, should influence to eradicate this spirit and instil in be as good as we can possibly make it. We their constituents the desire to recover, which in
canht( control the weather but w e can control this case is the desire to work. o0 her factors. In particular untold damage I am convinced that the problems of this
could be done by not picking at, the right time, island are capable of solution. I am convinced and labour trouble could have just that effect. that if we all conscientiously play our part, I hope therefore that in this matter all concerned putting the interest before all ideas of personal will put t the interest of the country first, and popularity or power, the coming year will before their own immediate interest, and so witness the beginning of our difficult climb out ensure that the product of the crop is just as of the economic trough into which we have good as possible. sunk.




22 THE ANTIGUA, MONTSER!RAT AND VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE. [24 January, 1957
In the Windward Islands and Leeward Islands Court of Appeal
On Appeal from the Supreme Court of the Windward Islands and Leeward Islands.
(APPELLATE JURISDICTION)
ANTIGUA CIRCUIT
Between:
SABINA (hE.ORGE Aj)pellant-Respondent
v.
J AMES P IGOTTr Repondent-Appellant
(1956. No. 1-Antigua)
Beore: JACKSON, C.J., GORDON and WILLS JJ.
1956-December 12, 15.
E. E. LARNEY /or App/elunt
CnRISTIAN Q.C. with L. H. LOCKHARiT /;r Re.pondent.
JUDGMENT.
The plaintiff Sabina George instituted a claim before the learned Magistrate District B. Antigua, under the Agricultural Small Holdings Act 1938 in which she claimed as follows:Compensation $
(a) first ratoons 13.76
(b) other ratoons 18.00
(c) 4 banana trees 4.00
(d) 9 pineapple trees 4.32
40.08
less land rent for period1st April 1954 to 31st July, 1955 3.85
36.23
To this claim tihe defendant James Pigott admitted items (a) (c) and (d) thereby putting in issue the sum claimed for other ratoons' $18.00
On this issue the Magistrate assessed the value of item (b) in the sum of $11.00 and entered judgment for the plaintiff in the several sums admitted by the defendant together with the sum of $11.00 and costs. From this decision the defendant Pigatt appealed to the Supreme Court on the following grounds:1. That the decision is unreasonable and cannot be supported having regard to the evidence.
2. That tihe decision is erroneous in point of law in that the learned Magistrate interpreted Section 20 (2) of the Agricultural Small Holding Act so as to permit a tenant to claim compensation for third and fourth ratoons growing upon the holding where the
law clearly limits the payment of compensation to first anrd second ratoons.
The Appeal camine on for hearing before Lewis, J. and he set aside the judgment of the Magistrate as regards his award of $11.00 in respect of item (b).
From this decision Sabina George the plaintiff has appealed to this Court on the following ground:" That the learned Judge was wrong in law in holding that in Section 20 sub-section (2)
of the Agricultural Small Hfolding Act, 1938, as amended, the expression "canes growing upon the holding in the ordinary co)urs.e of cultivation meant canes actually planted by the tenant on the holding in pursuance o his agricultural activities and did not include ratoons actually growing on the h')diMng on the d(late of the determination of the tenancy and that the expression subsequent crops meatlit ration crops actually growing on the hdoldifng on the date
of the determination of the tenancy."
Counsel for the appellant argued that under subsection 2 of Section 20 of the Agricultural Small Holdings Act No. 12 of 193S' as amended by the Agricultural Small Holdings (amendment) Act No. 7 of 1954 compensation was payable at the determination of the tenancy for all canes growing on the land whether they be plant canes', first ratoons, second ratoons, third, fourth, or fifth ratoons. He further emphasized that the words in sub-secti n "and for subsequent crops" would not refer to the crops growing on the land buit to ratoons which would spring thereafter.




January, 241957] THE ANTIGUA, MONTSERRAT AND VIIAUIN ISLANDS (GAZETET 23
Counsel for the respondent submitted that the relevant section did not admit of that interpretation and urged that the proper construction is that compensation would be paid on 'plant canes' and first ratoons, but for second ratoons only when good husbandry had been established by the tenant.
Sub-section (2) of Section 20 of the 1938 Act reads:"(2) In the case of sugar cane cultivation, compensation shall be paid for canes, growing
upon the holding in the ordinary course of cultivation, and for subsequent crops not extending beyond first ratoons: Provided that no compensation shall be payable in respect of any sugar cane planted, without the consent in writing of the landlord, after service of notice to quit."
and the amendment to the above by the Amendment Act reads:"(2) In the case of sugar cane cultivation, compensation shall be paid for canes growing
upon the holding in the ordinary course of cultivation and for subsequent crops riot extending beyond first ratoons and, provided that the tenant has cultivated and managed the holding in accordance with the rules of rood husbandry, for subsequent cane crops not extending
beyond the second ratoons:
Provided that no compensation shall be payable in respect of :any sugar cane planted,
without the consent in writing of thile landlord, after service of a notice to quit."
It will be observed that the 1938 Act makes provision for only first ratoons while the amendment by the 1951 Net provides for compensation for second ratoons if certain conditions are complied with. Sub-section 2 provides special rules governing compensation payable 'it respect of cane cultivation, the section specifically sets out that compensation shall be paid for 'canes growing on holding in the ordinary course of cultivation andi for subsequent crops riot extending beyond first ratoons; and as has been particularly remarked by respondent's counsel only special conditions would render compensation payable for second ratoons.
The ordinary meaning of cultivate is to bestow labour and attention upon (land) in order to the raising of crops. to produce or raise by tillage." A ratoon is a new shoot or sprout springing up from the root of the sugar cane after it has been cropped.
In construing a statute one must regard the whole statute for the true meaning of a.y passage is that which best harmonises with the subject and with every other passage of the statute. Particular words in an Act must be construed with reference to their context and to the whole tenor of the Act. The aim, scheme, and scope, of the sub-section under review is to protect the tenant and make compensation payable to him for three classes of canes on the land (1) Cultivated canes, (2) First ratoons
(3) Second ratoons.
After due regard is paid to the scope and scheme of the Act we think i't is im)plicit in the language of the sub-swction that compensation for ratoons beyond second ratoons was not intended to be awarded and that act'r s for the absence of any provision for third or subsequent ratoons graovvving ol land held by the tenant. In our view to construe the section to include third and suibse(quent raitoons would he to strain andl enlarge its provisions. We holl therefore that sub-section of seo-tion 2 o the Act as amended only makes provision for compensation for such canes as hlive ben planted (1i the holding by the tenant and for a first ratoon sprouting therefrom, and a see mnid s}prat from the first ratoon if the holding is cultivated and managed in accordancco with good husband iry.
The judgment of the learned trial Judge is afirmed, and the appeal dismiissed with costs.
I)ONALD JA(CKSON,
'ief us ti'e.
K. L. GOnDO ,
Pai'e Judge.
J. LI"TTLETON \\ILLS,,
P ne Jid je.




vf1v't.!\7 GAZi,-TTE [-J:mmirv
91 TH E, ANTIPU A, KONTSE, L I
In the Windward islands ana Leewardl 1-r-dands ("mivt ot Appeal
On Appeal from
THE COURT OF SUMMA RY JURISDICTION OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS, ANTIGUA CIRCUIT.
Beticceu:
6EOR6E CA1,TER. Administrator of the propert,,of Lt,\vts (:v Plaimiilyli, (011
ISAIAIT JOSEVII D ci l, i(ifilil-It' ,, 'i),) i(,, ,,jI
1, 9,5 fi -N (). 2. ANTIG j,\
Jm'I SoN C. 'j., Gm,,i)o.\; and
1,956, December 12, 15,
RAHOLD IL'olt-N!"Y for appellant
Ciiais:rIAIN Q.C. witli L. H.. Locmi-kn't, for vespondei)t.
JUDGMENT
The plaintiff as Admiuistnitor (if thQ property v of (me Liscelh Le, vls, ( :1 convict)l sties tile defendant Isalfth loseph for pos. o, ;slon of certain hilld at Clare Hall which lie occtipie(i. Some tittle iti 1932, Lt celle Levvis botwht i p ircel of' tind 1 nowii ;is j)1ot V sittiate at Clur( Hall in tile fjarl ill of Sf. John fro!I-I t1w (w o1(1rIIMQIIt Of Anti--ti:t arid occiirikd it. !it the vem, 1943, Lewis sold to thv defel)(1mit a pormm of tilat 01' panel of* 1;md 50' x 5o/ for tile sivil of t12. 10.
one half of the orii6ii:tl cozo price wid 1,, siied to the (!efeiA nita receipt thercfor. 11 was :wreed between the i)artic ti :,it, wii -ii Lt-wi- rcceit_, i Llw % cLtificalc of Tid" From tile fioverlmleilt of Antigila lie woIll(l then collie v to the (1cfelidalit: tht!. portion sold to him. Lewi.s plit the dcrell"I'llit into possession of the. smd piece or parcel of land soloi to lihn; the defendant afterwards pitt buildings on the JaTid inchidiw, a baker :,10' x 20t mwle of hrick awl stotie. From 1943 tip to the institatimi of tHis stilt. tile defeii(tmi III Pllr- Llallc(, (If tile collirm't of sale e!i oved uninteri-tipw l tise of that larld. fn 1954, during Mo-:ircenitiorl Goverj.1111 Ilt mider tile Title bY Eol-istnition Act, (, msed to ho
issued in fa ollr of Lewis I c(ITILIt-WItte of Title for the parc(: ,l of lalidl blight by hill) thils
COTYIDICUII 21 th't Ltcelle Levvis w:is on 28th jaimarv, 1953 convicted by the Supreme
Coii t of ,ill ofl'( tice aTI(I Sellb-lice'i to im nrisoll Illell t with llnr(i lai")otir for ten vears. Eark- in 19.55 the. pl:iiiitifl' :tpplhed to, 1w ,ippolwwd Ils A(limillstrator of t1le property of Lewis; this :ippointnle r I t he re(-el\7(,(] v 1w,,trmn, fit dated 22nd -April 1955. Somo, time t liereafter 1 plaintiff cati (, I a letter to lie written 1) v his st)llcitor 42mandirio- from thp defendant possession of tile parcel of land held by him. The defetidmit throtigh It's solicitfw, wi Dirli Jime, L0551 ltiff's solicitor,
re(,,Itli)-t,, tile, coritriet (iefell kliit had Ina(le with Lascelle Lowis :Inil re(Itiestv(I th:it, title to deNndant of the p, rtion lie oectipitA I)e transferred to lilm. ()if 211(l Jiilv, 195;,- plmiaifff filed a wrlt clainilliCr P08ISession of the latid necii1mod bv the defeiidaiit. The defewimit by his (!cfeiwe claimed that lie was in possession and th.it plaintiff's dilm was i6arrcd by thu Real Propertv Liwitation Act Cap. 18; lie also cotinterclaimel for zi declarntion thtt lie is entitled to the portion of the 1 iii(l occupied by him. The learried.trial Judge found in favoi-ir of the defetidant and grant-d t1w (ieclarvion ,oiight.
From thi ; Pidgmejit the pl-aintiff has appealed.
Plaintiff in tile cotirzie of Ill, evidence said:
did not tell La celle Lewis thlitt I was brmg' i'llst defendant. 1, (lid not
disCLISS thl, IWIttC." With Lascelle Lewis. I (to not know if' dofenslant bought a piece of the lawl from Uscefle Lewis. rhe defen(lant ha. ; lived oil t: o lanol without paYing refit
or withotit beiiw- distm-bed by anyotie. Li-seelle Lewis was seiit to prismi for an offence involviiig (ilsionesty. 1_ do noL ktiow if defemlant it hair of, this land
froin La,,celle Lewis nor -lo I kiimv if a receipt, was issiiel iii the presetice of Robert Carty for the ptirclmse price of :I li:ilf of the Imid. Laseelle. Lewi, bowrlit thl., land in 193- tnd his certifivait, of title was oiilv Isstied in 1954 ..................... I 1mve a
copy of the letttx Written to mY solicitor ]it which claimill ,- Imif of the
land. I dtd not (,o to see LasceflL Lewis to fiiid otit if the (ieferidant',- clalin w:is truo."




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lAweelle la"As 1 W ahve and has always beet, avalode to wiv olqwllant ir w %vkhm to oe An, The primmi in within a tride Rom the (WrAlouse and on lwtqwr appli,, ition Le % i '4 have qive testinionv if WAIT wished to lvi e him. i Winsel for toe wppell, mt in the!,e Ht to twye ikis 0ourt to revenue the judgnwnr or the Womed Wal Judge aid ON in favvvir nF the appAnt. Tit re arii be rw TQbt Wa tho appolaw purpody refrinal f"mi AdAng Wundf as to ths, trip wrearn uuyvn W dedbenaek- chone ma :o noW a disclosure to the Ci)urf. ll( hai bi,,en gruilty of a lack of eninhur n"d 1he Wart Must WC iLs AW anAiM studi dM umnW, coiohwn The caw, has imt Imen !;Nwad and the Wan"I \v ts right in Qw1ing 1& Adm.
TO YA judge in his rea=3 onwhYled thus:---The gnbrid"ion by comi.soll for We lNutiff that the tide to tho lanil T-nlained in the Crown up 'to Julty 191 1954, die date of the (ITAcate oi* TiLitl- !n;iv ho (,orn-rt. His ther suhmi"sion that this heinn mn i5n, Wy ing"i zo run InYwHe 1""A
NMI QA (out appears Iuosuonaldn for QSOCHO Wis "Os in pos'esWi of
Ott- ]an,! sim!e 1932 and thn dekAtnt's Averwe imsseWon beqwn as My, Wind, in
1014 and Us rembned undi-sturhNI vind "ninterniptod wp to the pr,,Sont time.
In the t-evat I ton of W opinK that the Wintant has vsualdidied a claint -1 ovlvers, IWNI Vssion !I,,gainst the plaintiR for dw required pebod of 12 years qnd [ acaurdinjoy
dismiss the irlaintiff's Aiiin with ',.,,2(;.,10 cosis.
Thwe OR V a declaration for the deAmlant tm Ae im"n"embirn as Vnqel"
M, nre not conducal t1mt there i"s an inowiling nx nny iic-ceissitv to decide the (Iliestion on the gniound or adverse possession and we therefore inake no comment & that finding. There WaS however ample evidmwe ulu)n which the declaration sought (wuld be inade and we allitin th(in that regard. aw A p1hal is dismiss(td with vo ,ts to be, paid ) rsoimlly by the appeflant.
DONALD 11 JACKSON,
X. L' (;ollvo "
J. LITTLETON WILLS,
J)itisne Judge.
E,':G,[1,'F1'-VT1ON AM) LiCFNSING OF MIDWIVES, VIEGIN ISI'ANI)S.
(a) Ne0stered Midwk-es(3) Davit Mary Louise Awl Town, Tomda,
( .5 ) D,(,nov in, 'I'rinita .... Carrot Ia v, 1,01-tola
(2) f I e, EaSt End. lost Van Dvkes
ndricks. Mrs. Dolorita
(4) O'Neal, tbs. iris The Valle -, Gorda
(1) Penn., Ids Aludel East Erpi:,rortoi.,,
(6) Scatliffe, Mrs. Allegra Anut My. Tomda
(b) Licensed Alidwiveg(6) lAnAmho Emi1y 1 i uaond's 1-,stat -, Tortola
(1) Qeqnq N Work .... North Sound. Virgin (; ( (In
(4) Donovan. Elizabeth Carror Bay, Tortola
(2) Freen-van, (' i:istiana .... Cooren flay, A rrohi.
(7) Malone, Lo:) Look, Tortola
(3) Peniq RosalAnd Uny Imok. Tonda
(4) Sprauve, Trophina North Sound, Virgrin Gorda
Administrator, [';rgin 1,cktnd-',
Rot i9m A. 6W7-V
printed d at the (;ov,,rnment Printim, Offloe. Antigpj;L, Uw:od 111MI(IS. 1,:, 11]. X_ M ACKMAN, _11.13,E, GoverDnient Prfiot rl y Authovit.
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THE FACTORIES ORDINANCE, 1957.
No. 'of 1957.
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.
PRELIMINARY.
1. Short Title
2. Meaning of "Factory" B b
3. Interpretation
PART 1.
APPLICATION OF ORDINANCE. LL.
4. General application
5. Application to factories belonging to Government .
6. Application of Specific Provisions *
7. Responsibility where part of building is separate factory 3A I
PART II.
HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE.
8. Health 9. Safety
10. Welfare
11. Special Protective Measures
PART 11.
'MISCELLANEOUS.
12. Notice of occupation of factory, and use of mechanical power
13. Notices, Records etc.
14. Prott'ction of Outworkers
15. Duties of persons employed
1 ;. Prohibition of deductions from wages
PART IV.
ADMINISTRATION.
17. Appointment of Inspector and other officers
18. Powers of Inspector
19. Certificate of appointment of Inspector
20. Duty to furnish means for Inspector 21. Penalty for disclosure of trade secrets
22. Issue and revocation of certificates
23. Provisions as to Regulations and Orders made under this
Ordinance
PART V.
OFFENCEN, PENALTIES AND LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.
24. Offences
25. Provisions regarding continuing offence!
0




PART V-(Cont'd).
26. Fines for offences for which no express penalty provided 27. Power of court to order cause of contravention to be remedied, 28. Fines in case of death orinjury 29. Fine for offenoe by parent 30. Forgery of certificates, false entries, and false declarations 31. Penalty for persons actually committing offence for which
occupier is liable
32. Penalty for obstruction, etc. 33. Power of occupier or owner. to exempt himself from liability on
conviction of the actual offender
34. Proceedings against persons other than occupiers or owners 35. Owner of machine liable in certain cases instead of occupier 36. Prosecution of offences amnd recovery and application of fines 37. Special provisions :ts to evidence 38. Service and sending of documents, etc. 39. Certificates of birth 40. Power of court to modify agreements 41. Power of court to apportion expenses 42. Revocation of declaration and repeal 2/1947 43. Commencement and Saving
FIRST SCHE DULE-Interpretation of expression "factory"
SECOND SCHEDULE-Particulars to be submitted by occupier or intending occupier of a factory.




No of 1957. Factories,. ANTIGUA.
ANTIGUA.
No. of 1957.
BILL FOR
An Ordinance to provide for the regulation of the
conditions of emnploymient in factories and other places as regards the health, safety and welfare of persons employed therein, for the safety and inspection of certain plant and machinery, and for purposes incidental to, or
connected with the matters aforesaid.
Commencement.
ENACTEI) by the Legislature of the Colony of Antigua.
Preliminary.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Fac- Short title. tories Ordinance, 1957,
2. Factory in this Ordinance means any Meaning of premises included in the First Schedule. "factory"
3. (1) In this Ordinance unless the context Interpretaotherwise requires- tion.
"air receiver" means(a) any vessel (other than a pipe or




ANTIouA. 2 Factories. No. of 1957.
coil, or an accessory, fitting or part of a compressor) for containing compressed air and connected with an air compressing plant, or
(b) any fixed vessel for containing compressed air or compressed exhaust gases and used for the purpose of starting an internal combustion engine, or
(c) any fixed or portable vessel (not being pairt of a spraying pistol) used for the purpose of spraying by means of compressed air any paint, varnish, lacquer or similar material, or
(d) any vessel in which oil is stored and from which it is forced by compressed air;
bodily injury includes injury to health;
"building operation" means the construction, structural alteration, repair or maintenance of a building (including repointing, re-decoation and external cleaning of the structure), the demolition of a building, and the preparation for, and laying the foundation of, an intended building, but does not include any operation which is a work of engineering construction within the meaning of this Ordinance;
"class or description ", in relation to factories, includes a group of factories described by reference to locality;
"contravention includes in relation to any provision a failure to comply with the provision and the expression "contravene" shall be construed accordingly;
"driving-belt includes any driving strap or rope;
"fume" includes gas or vapour;
"harbour includes harbours properly so called, whether natural or artificial, piers, jetties and .other works in or at which ships can obtain shelter, or ship or unship goods or passengers;




SNo. of 957 factore, 3 ANTIGUA.
"inspector" means a factory inspector appointed under this Ordinance;
" machinery" includes any driving-belt;
maintained" means maintained in an efficient
state, in efficient working order, and in
good repair;
mine" includes any place, excavation or
working wvhereon, wherein, or whereby any operation in connection with mining is carried on, but does not include a
Squarry;
Owner means the person for the time being
receiving the rents or profits of the preminses in connection with which the word is used, whether on his own account or as agent or trustee for any other person, or who would so receive the
same if the premises were let;
"parent" means a parent or guardian of, or
person having the legal custody of, or the control over a child or young person, and includes in relation to any child or young person, any person having benefit
from his wages;
prime mover means every* engine, motor
or other appliance which provides mechanical energy derived from steam, water, wind, electricity, the combustion of fuel
or other source;
process" inchlides the use of any locomotive;
quarry means anyv excavation for the purpose of mining stone, slate, granite or other igneous or metamorphic rocks,
quartz, marle, flint, chalk, gravel, sand, clay or gypsum, together with all buildings, erectiois, plant, machinery, railways, appliances, stores, waste heaps and dumps
belonging or appertaining thereto;
"railway means any railway used for the
carriage of passengers or goods and includes any works of the railway company
connected with the railway;




ANTIGUA, 4 lactories. No. of 1957.
"salt works means any works in which the extraction of salt from brine is carried on or in which salt is produced by refining rock salt by its dissolution at the place of deposit or-otherwise;
" sanitary conveniences i n c 1 u d e s urinals, water-closets, earthclosets, privies, ashpits, and any similar convenience:
SSchedule means Schedule to this Ordinance;
section means section of this Ordinance;
"steam boiler" means any closed vessel in which for any purpose steam is generated under pressure greater than atmospheric pressure and includes any ecotinomiset used to heat water being fed to any such
vessel, and any superheater used for
heating steam:;
"steam container means any vessel (other than a steam pipe or coil) constructed with a permanent outlet into the atmosphere or into a space where the pressure does not exceed atmospheric pressure, and through which steam is passed :t
atmospheric pressure, or at approximately that pressure, for the purpose of heating, boiling, drying, evaporating or other similar purpose;
"steam receiver" means any vessel or apparatus (other than a steam boiler, steam container, a steam pipe or coil, or a part of a prime mover) used for containing steam under pressure greater than atmospheric pressure;
"stone inclu tides all kinds of limestone, sandstone, calcareous sandstone or basalt;
' tenement factory means any premises where mechanical power from any prime mover within the close or curtilage of the premises is distributed for use in mannfacturing processes to different parts of the same premises occupied by different persons in such manner that those parts constitute in law separate factories;




No. of 1957. Factories. 5 ANTIGtTA.
"transmission mnchinerv mars every shaft,
wheel, drum. pulley, system of fast and loose pulleys, coupling, clutch, drivingbelt or other device by which the motion of a prime mover is transmitted to or
received by any machine appliance;
Woman" means a woman who has attained
the age of eighteen;
work of engineering construction" means the
construction of any railway line or siding otherwise than upon an existing railway, and the construction, structural alteration
o repair (including re-pointing and repainting) or the demolition of any dock, harbour, bridge, viaduct, waterworks reservoir, pipe-line, aqueduct, sewer, sewage works or gasholder, except where carried out upon a railway and shall include such other works as may be specified by regulations made by the Governor in Council;
?7
young person means a person who has
attained the age of fourteen and has not
attained the age of eighteen.
(2) A woman, youting person, or child who works in a factory, whether for wages or not, either in a process or in cleaning any part of the factory used for any process, or in cleaning or oiling any part of the machinery or plant, or in any other kind of work whatsoever incidental to or connected with the process or connected with the article made or otherwise the subject of the process therein, shall, Save as is otherwise provided by this Ordinance, be deemed to be employed therein for the purposes of this Ordinance or of any proceedings thereunder.
(3) A young person who works in a factory, whether for wazes or not, in collecting, carrying or delivering goods. carrying messages or running errands shall be deemed to be employed in the factory for the purposes of this Ordinance or of any, proceedings thereunder.




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(4) For the purposes of this Ordinance, an
apprentice shall be deemed to be a person employed.
PAI{RT 1.
APPLICATION OF ORDINANCE. General appli- 4. Save as in this Ordinance otherwise cation. expressly provided, the provisions of this Ordinance
shall apply only to factorie: as defined by this Ordinance, but shall, except where the contrary
intention appears, apply to all such factories.
Application 5. (1) This (Ordinance shall apply to facto factories
belonging to tories belonging to or in the occupation of Her Government. Majesty's Goverimnt in the United1 Kingdom or
the Government of the Colony and to building operations and works of engine eerig construction undertaken by or on behalf of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdomin or the
Government of the Colony: but in the case of any public emlergency the Governor nLay, by order, to the extent and during the period named in the order exempt from this Ordinance any factory belonging to Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom or the G(overnment of the Colony or any building operations or works of engineering construction undertaken by or on belulf of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kirngdom or the Government of the Colony or any factory in respect of work which is being (lone on behalf of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom
or the Government of the Colony.
(2) In this sectionHer Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom includes any department thereof; and Government of the Colony "
includes any department thereof.
Application of 6. The Governor in Council may by order specific provi- declare that the provisions of certain sections shall
ns. ~ be applicable to tenement factories, electrical stations, premises in which steam boilers are used, premises in which hoists and lifts ire used, institutions, docks, wharves, quays (including any warehouses in connection with the saine) and other warehouses, ships on which work is being carried out in harbour or wet dock, building operations,
works of engineering construction,




No. of 1957. Factories. 7 ANTUtTA.
7. Where a part of a building is let as a Responsibility separate factory the Governor in Countcil may by hei part f building is
order declare which sections of the Ordinance are to separate be the reponsibility of the owner of the building factory. and which the responsibility of the occupier of the factory.
PART II.
HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE.
8. (1) The occupier of every factory shall- Health.
(a) keep the factory in a clean state;
(b) not permit the factory to be overcrowded;
(c) maintain a reasonable temperature in
the factory;
(d) secure adequate ventilation in the
factory;
(e) provide suitable and sufficient lighting
therein;
(f) provide effective means for draining
floors;
(y) provide suitable and sufficient sanitary
conveniences for the use of the persons employed in the factory.
(2) The Governor in Council may make
regulations prescribing the standards to be achieved with respect to any of the above obligations and the methods of attaining them.
(3) (a) The Governor in Council may make orders prohibiting the employment of any young person in a factory after a prescribed period of time, being not less than seven days, unless he has been examined by a duly qualified medical practitioner and certified by himn to be fit for that employment.
(b) Such orders may apply to all factories
or to prescribed classes or descriptions of factories and to all young persons or to prescribed classes and descriptions of young
persons.
(c) Such orders may also prescribe the
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(4) The Governor in Council may make
regulations requiring arrangements to be made for
medical supervision in any factory.
Safety. 9. (1) For the purpose of securing the
safety of persons employed in or performing any duty in a factory the following provisions shall
apply to every factory:(a) there shall so far as is reasonably practicable be provided and maintained safe means of access to every place at which any
person bas at a,,y time to work;
(b) adequate measures shall be taken for the prevention of fire in every factory and the provision of adequate means of escape in case
of fire for the persons employed therein;
(c) where in any factory explosive or inflammable dust, gas, vapour or substance are present, precautions shall be taken in order to reduce the risk of fire or explosion to a
minimum;
(d) all machinery used and every part thereof which is in use in any factory shall be made safe to all persons employed or working in the factory. For this purpose the word
machinery shall be deemed to include(i) every machine and every part thereof;
(ii) prime movers and every part thereof; and
(iii) transmission machinery including every shaft, wheel, drum, pulley, system of fast and loose pulleys, driving-belt or chain, couplings, clutch or other device by which the motion of a prime mover is transmitted to or received by any machinery or appliance;
(e) every steam boiler, steam container, steam receiver, air receiver, gas holder or other pressure vessel used in any factory shall be operated and maintained in such a manner as to be safe to persons employed or working in
th factory




No. of 1957. Fac/orics. 9 ANTIGiA.
(f) all chains, ropes and lifting tackle,
cranes and other lifting machines, hoists and lifts used in any factory shall be operated and maintained in such manner as to be safe to
persons employed in the factory;
(g) all floors, steps, stairs, passages and
gangways shall be of sound construction and properly maintained and every part of the ways, works, machinery or plant used in the factory shall be in such a condition or so constructed, or so placed that it can be used
without risk of bodily injury.
(2) (a) Every steam boiler in a factory and Steam boiler.. all its fittings and attachments shall be examined thoroughly by a competent person at least once in every period of fourteen months and also after any extensive repairs.
(b) Any examination in accordance with
the requirements of the last foregoing subsection shall consist, in the first place, of an examination of the boiler when it is cold and the interior and exterior have been prepared in the prescribed manner, and, secondly, of an examination when it is under normal steam pressure; the examination under steam pressure shall be made on the first occasion when steam is raised after the examination of the boiler when cold, or as soon as possible thereafter; and the person making the examination shall see that the safety valve is so adjusted as to prevent the boiler being worked at a pressure -greater than the maximum permissible working
pressure.
(c) A certificate of the result of every such
examination in the prescribed form shall be sent to the Labour Commissioner within twentyeight days of the completion of the examination.
For the purposes of this paragraph and the
sui:eeedinag provisions of this subsection relating to certificates tihe examination of a boiler when it is cold and its examination when it is under steam pressure shall be treated as separate
examinations.




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(d) No steam boiler which has been previously used shall be taken into use in any factory for the first rime in that factory until it has been examined in accordance with the foreg going paragraphs and a certificate in the prescribed form sent, to the I.abour Commissioner.
(e) No 1)ew steam boiler shall be taken into use unless there has been obtained from the manufacturer of the boiler or from a comnpetent person a certificate specifying the maxiinmumin permissible working pressure thereof, such certificate to be sent to the Labour CommIissioner.
(f) For the purposes of this section the expression maximum permissible working pressure means in the case of a new steam boiler that specified in the certificate referred to in paragraph (e) of this subsection and in the case of a steam boiler which has been examined in accordance with the provisions of this subsection that specified in the certificate of the
result of the last examination.
(q) The Labour Commissioner may by certificate except from any of the provisions of this subsection any class or type of steam boiler to which he is satisfied that such provision cannot reasonably be applied. Any such exception may he unqualified or may be subject to such conditions as may be contained in the
certificate.
(3) The Governor in Council may make
Regulations prescribing the standards to be achieved in respect of any of the above obligations and the
methods of attaining them.
(4) If on complaint by an inspector a magistrate is satisfied that any part of the ways, works, machinery (,r plant used ina factory is dangerous or cannot be used without danger, or that any process or work in a factory is carried on in such a manner as to be dai(gerous the magistrate may by order prohibit thle use of the factory or part thereof or of the machinery or plant either absolutely or
until the danger is remedied.




No. o)f 1957. F ctorws. 11 ANTIG CA
(5) Where it appears to the Govenor in Council that, in view of the number and nature of accidents occurring in any factory or class or description of factory, special provision ought to be made at that factory, or at factories of that class or description to secure the safety of persons employed therein he may make Regultions requiring the occupier to make such provision by arrangements for special. supervision in regard to safety, investigation of the circumstances and causes of accidents, and otherwise as may be specified in the Regulations.
10. (1) Thre (Governor in Council may make welfare. Regulations requiring such steps to be taken in connection with securing the welfare of persons employed in any factory as may be specified in such Regulations. Such Regulations(a) may be made for any particular factory, or for factories of any class or description, or for any class of persous employed in any
factory;
(b) may in particular require(i) the provision of an adequate supply of wholesome d r in k in g water;
(ii) the provision of washing facilities;
(iii) the provision of accommodation for clothing not worn during working hours and for drying such clothing;
(iv) thi provision for the use of employed p e r s o n s of suitable facilities for sitting during the course of their employment;
(v) the provision and maintenance so as to be readily accessible of a first-aid box, or first-aid equipmient;
(vi) the provision and maintenance of such other arrangements as appear to hIn to be necessary, including canteens, minessroms, rest rooms, welfare supervision.




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(2) The Governor in Council nimay make Regulations prescribing the standards to be achieved in respect of the above provisions and the methods of
attaining them.
Special Pro- 11. (1) The Governor in Council may make teetive mIea Regulations prescribing the measures to be taken to Ures.I
protect the persons employed against the inhalation of any dust, fumes or other impurities likely to be
injurious or offensive to persons employed.
(2) (a) No persons shall be permitted to partake of food or drink in any room where any lead, arsenic or other poisonous substance
is used.
(b) The Governor in Council may by ,order prohibit the taking of meals in any room where he is satisfied that it mniay be und(lesirable or injurious to health to take meals in such
rooms.
(c) Suitable provision shall be made for enabling persons employed in any such room
to take their meals elsewhere in the factory.
(3) The Governor in Council may by order
specify any process which involves a special risk of injury to the eyes and may require the provision of suitable goggles or effective screens to protect the
eyes of the persons employed in that process.
(4) Where in any factory workers are employed in any process involving exposure to wet or to any injurious or offensive substance the Governor in Council may by order require the provision and maintenance of suitable protective clothing and appliances including where necessary, suitable gloves, footwear, goggles and head coverings for the
use of such workers.
(5) (a) No person ,hall use white phosphorus in the manufacture of matches.
(b) For the purpose of this part of the Ordinance the expression white phosphorus"
means the substance usually known as white or
yellow phosphorus,




No. of 1957. Fac ories. 13 ANTTGUA.
(6) The Governor in Council nmav make lRegulations to secure the health and welfare of workers employed in any factory in which atmospheric humidity is artificially produce by steaming or other means in connection with any textile pnrcess.
(7) The Governor in Council may make Regulations prohibiting or restricting the carrying on of work in any underground room, and may prescribe the standards of co struction, height, light, ventilation, any hygienic conditions and the means of escape in case of fire-to be provided in any such workroom in which work is permitted to be carried on.
(8) In every laundry effective steps shall be taken to regulate the temperature in every ironing room and to carry away the steam in every washhouse and all stoves for heating irons shall be so separated from any ironing room or ironing table as to protect the workers from the heat thereof.
(9) The Governor in Council may make Regulations prescribing the maximum weights which may be lifted, carried or moved by persons employed in factories; and any such Regulations may prescribe different weights in different circumstances, and
(10) (a) Where tie Governor in Council is satisfied that any manufacture, machinery, plant, equipment, appliance, process or description of manual labour used in factories is of such a nature as to cause risk of bodily injury or to be offensive to the persons employed, or any class of, those persons he may, subject to the primvisions of this Ordinance, make such special Regulations as appear to him to be reasonably practicable and to meet the necessity of the case.
(b) Such Regulations may prohibit or restrict the employment of all persons or any class of persons in circumstances specified in the Regulations, may prohibit, limit or control lihe use of any Lmaterial or process and may apply to) all factories or to any specific class ,or de cription of such factories, may provide for exemption in prescribed circumstances




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and may impose obligations on owners of factories, employed persons and other persons,
as well as on the occupiers of factories.
PA RT II .
MISCELLANEOUS.
Notice of 12. Every person shall, not less than one
occupation month before lie begins or continues after the cornof factory,
and use of' mencement of this Ordinance to occupy, or to use mechanical premises as factorV, serve on the Labour Power.r
Commissioner a written notice stating the particulars prescribed in the Second Schedule, and if he fails to do so, he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars or ten dollars for each day since the expiration of the month aforesaid, whichever is the greater or to imprisomnent for a term not exceeding two months or to both such penalties.
Notices, 13. 'Thp Governor in Council may by RegRecords. etc. ulations require(a) such notices to be posted in any factory;
(b) such registers and records to be kept;
(c) such returns of persons employed to be submitted
as may appear to him to be necessary.
Protection of 14. The Governor in Council may make outworkors,. Regulations to facilitate the protection of persons
employed outside a factory by the occupier of t lihe
factory in the business of the factory.
Duties of per- 15. (1) No person employed in a factory or n, employ- in any other place to which any provisions of this Ordinance apply shall wilfully interfere with or misuse any means, appliance, con venience or other thing provided in pursuance of this Ordinance for securing the health, safety or welfare of the persons employed in the fa ctory or place, and where any'meaiis or appliance f(r securing health or safety is provided for the use of any such person under this Ordinance, lie shall use the
means or appliance.




No. of 1957. Yactories. 15 ANTIGUA.
(2) No person employed in a factory or in any other place to which any provisions of this Ordinance apply shall wilfully and without reasonable cause do anything likely to endanger himself or others.
16. The occupier of a factory shaldl not in Prohibition of respect of anything to be done or provided by him lli tions n ~fromn wages. in pursuance of this Ordinance, make any deduction from the sum contracted to be paid by him to any person employed or receive or allow any person in his employment to receive any payment from any such person.
PAR T IV.
ADMINISTRATION.
17. (1) The Labour Commissioner shall be Appointment responsible for the administration of this Ordi- of Inspeotor and other
nance, except insofar as the Governor in Council omers. may impose certain duties on other Goverument officers.
(2) The Governor may, by notice published in the Gazette, appoint fit and proper persons to be Inspectors for the purposes of this Ordinance and may, by a like notice revoke any such appointment.
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1) of this section the Labour Commissioner miay at any time that he thinks fit exercise all or any of the functions and powers of an Inspector for the purposes of this (O)rdinance.
48. (1) An Inspector shall, for the purpose Powers of of the execution of this Ordinance, have power to inspector. do all or any of the following things, that is to
(a) to) enter, inspect and examine, by day
or 1)v night, a factory and every part thereof, whe, hie has reasonable cause to believe that any person is employed therein, ant to enter, inspect and examine by day, any police which he has reasonable caue to believe to be a factory andi any part of any building of which a factory forms part and in which hlie has reasonable cause to believe that explosive or highly
inflammable materials are stored or used;




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(b) to take with hini a police officer if he has reasonable cause to apprehend any serious
obstruction in the execution of his duty;
(c) to require the production of the registers, certificates, notices and documents, directed to be kept in pursuance of this Ordinance and to inspect, examine and copy
any of them;
(d) to make s u c h examination and inquiry as may be necessary to ascertain whether the provisions of this Ordinance are complied with, so far as respects factory, and
any persons employed in a factory;
(e) to require any person whom he finds. in a factory to give such information as it is in his power to give as to who is the occupier
of the factory;
(f) to examine, either alone or in the presence of any other person, as he thinks fit, with respect to matters under this Ordinance, every person whom hlie finds in a factory or whom hlie has reasonable cause to believe to be or to have been within the preceding three months employed in a factory, and to require every such person to be so examined and to sigun a ldeclh;ition of the truth of the m tters respecting wiich lhe is so examined; so, however, that no one shall be required under this provision to answer any questionn or to give any evidence tending to incriminate himself;
(g) in the case of an Inspector who is a duly qualified medical practitioner, to carry out such medical exa minations as may he necessary for the purposes of his duties under
this Ordinance;
(h) to exercise such other powersas may be necessary for carr ing this Ordinance into
effect.
(2) An Inspector if' so aunhoried in writing
by the Labour Commissioner mayv although hlie is not a qualified legal practitiomer prosecuite, conduct "or defend in any legal proceedings arising utinder this Ordinance or in the discharge of his duties as
the Inspector.




No. of 1957. Factories. 17 ANTIGVA.
(3) Where an Inspector is of opinion that the employment of any young person in a factory or in any particular process or kind of work in a factory is prejudicial to his health or the health of other persons, he may serve written notice thereof on the occupier of the factory requiring that the employment of that young person in the factory or in the process or kind of work, as the case may be, be discontinued after the period named therein, not being less than one nor more than se-ven days after the service of the notice and the occupier shall not continue after the period named in the notice to employ that young person, unless, after the service of the notice, the young person has been examined by a duly qualified medical practitioner, and (ertifled by him to be fit for employment in the factory or in the process or kind of work as the case may be.
(4) (a) An Inspector may take for
analysis samples of material used, or intended to be used, in a factory, which he thinks may prove on analysis to be likely to cause bodily
injury to the persons employed.
(b) The Governor in Council may make
Regulations prescribing the procedure to be
followed in taking samples.
19. Every Inspector shall be furnished Certificate of with a certificate of his appointment, wi when appointment of Inspector.
visiting a factory or place to which any of the provisions of this Ordinance apply shall, if required, produce the said certificate to the occupier of, or other person h01ding a responsible position of management at, the factory.
20. The occupier of every factory, his agents Duty to furand employees shall furnish the means required by frIhmens an Inspector as necessary for an entry, inspection, examination, inquiry, the taking of samples, or otherwise for the exercise of his powers under this Ordinance in relation to that factory.
21. If any person who, in pursuance of Penalty for
conferred by this Ordinance, enters or is disclosure of powers trade secrets. admitted into any factory or place discloses, without the permission of the occupier, to any person any information obtained by him in a factory or place




ANTIGIA. 1V Faetories. xo. of I95M7.
with regard to any manufacturing process or trade secret, he shall, unless such disclosure was made in the performance of his duty, be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both
such punishments.
Issue and 22. Any certificate issued under or for the
revocation of
cartifoetes, purposes of thi. Ordinance by an Inspector may be
issued for a limited period or without limit of period and may be varied or revoked by the Inspector issuing the same, or any successor in
office.
Provisions as 23. Any regulation or order made under to Regula- ti ri a
tions and this Ordinance ba e made for a limited period or Orders made without limit of period and may be made subject to under this~teatoiyo esn o
Ordinauve. such conditions as the authority or person which or
who made the regulation or order thinks fit, and may contain such supplemental and consequential provisions ,as that authority or person considers necessary for giving full effect to the regulation or
order.
PART V.
OFFENCES, PENALTIES AN) LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.
Offences. 24. (1) In the event of any contravention
in or in connection with or in relation to a factory of the provisions of this Ordinance, the occupier or (if the contravention is one in respect of which the owner is by or under this Ordinance made responsible) the owner, of the factory- shall, subject as hereinafter in this Ordinance provided, be guilty of
an offence.
(2) In the event of a contravention by an
ernplo vd person of the provisions of this Ordinance with respect to duties of persons exnployed or of a contravention by any person of any regulation or order made under this Ordinance which expressly imposes any duty upon him, that person shall be guilty of an offence and the occupier or owner, as the case may be, shall not be guilty of an offence in respect of that contravention unless it is proved that he failed to take all reasonable steps to prevent
the contravention.




No. of 1957. Factories. 19 ANTIQUA.
(3) If the occupier of a factory avails himself of any special exception allowed -by or under this Ordinance and fails to comply with any of the conditions attached to the exception, he shall be deemed to have contravened the provisions of this Ordinance.
(4) If any persons are employed in a factory otherwise than in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinaince there shall be deemed to be a separate contravention in respect of each person so employed.
(5) Where an offence under this Ordinance committed by a company, co-operative society or other body of persons is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to have been facilitated by any neglect on the part of, any director, chairman, manager, secretary or other officer of the company, co-operative society or other body of persons, he, as well as the company, cooperative society or other body of persons, shall be deemed to be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
25. It is hereby declared that where the Provisions contravention of any provision of this Ordinance is regarding continuing
a continuing offence- offences.
(a) the re-commencement of such offence
after atiny interval constitutes a fresh offence;
(b) a prosecution may be instituted, and
the person accused may be convicted and sentenced, from time to time, in relation to any portion of the period during which the offence continues to be committed, not being a portion of such period in relation to which the person accused has been previously convicted
and sentenced for the offence.
26. (1) Subject as hereinafter in this Ordi- Fines for nance provided, any person guilty of an offence offense. for
-c which no exunder this Ordinance for which no express penalty press penalty is provided by this Ordinance shall be liable on provided. summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, and, if the contravention in respect




ANTIGUA. 20 Factories. No. of 1957'
of which he was so convicted is continued after the conviction he shall, subject to the provisions of section 27, be guilty of a further offence and liable on summary conviction in respect thereof to a fine not exceeding ten dollars for each (lay on which the
contravention is so continued.
(2) The power to make Regulations under
this Ordinance includes power to prescribe for an offence against the Regulations such penalty riot exceeding fifty dollars for each such offence as the authority making the Regulations may think fit, and in the case of a continuing offence, a further penalty not exceeding five dollars for each day during which such offence shall continue after service of written notice thereof, and in default of payment of such penalties imprisonment for a term
not exceeding three months.
Power of 27. Where the occupier or owner of a
court to order factory is convicted of an offence under this OrdicaUla of contravention to nance, the court may, in addition to or instead of be remedied, inflicting a fine, order him, within the time specified
in the order to take such steps as may be so specified for remedying the matters in respect of which the contravention occurred, and may. on application, enlarge the time so specified, and where such an order is made, the occupier or owner, shall not be liable under this Ordinance in respect of the
continuation of the contravention but if, after the expiration of that time as originally specified or enlarged by subsequent orders, the order is not complied with, the occupier or owner, as the case may be, shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding ten dollars for each day on
which the non-compliance continues.
Fines in case 28. If any person is killed, or dies, or of death or
injury y suffers any bodily injury, in consequence of the
occupier or owner of a factory having contravened
any provision of this Ordinance, the occupier or owner of the factory shall, without prejudice to any other penalty, be liable to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, and the whole or any part of the fine may be applied for the benefit of the injured person or his family or otherwise as the Governor
in Council determines;




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Provided that(a) in the case of injury to health, the
occupier or owner shall not be liable to a fine under this section unless the injury was
caused directly by the contravention; and
(b) the occupier or owner shall not be
liable to a fine under this section if proceedings against him under this Ordinance in respect of the act or default by which the death or injury was caused, have taken place and been dismissed before the death or injury occurred.
29. If a young person is employed in any Fine for factory in contravention of the provisions of this ofrent. y Ordinance, the parent of the young person shall be parent. guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine riot. exceeding twenty-five dollars, unless it appears to the court. that the contravention occurred without the consent, connivance, or wilful default of the parent.
80. If any person- Forgery of
oertifieates.
false entries,
(a) forges or counterfeits any certificate an fals
required by, under, or for the purposes of. declarations.
this Ordinance;
(b) gives or signs any such certificate
knowing it to be false in any material particular;
(c) knowingly utters or makes use of any
such certificate so forged, counterfeited, or
false as aforesaid;
(d) knowingly utters or makes use of as
applying to any person any such certificate
which does not so apply;
(e) personates any person named in any
such certificate;
(f) falsely pretends to be an Inspector;
(q) wilfully connives at any such forging,
counterfeiting, giving, sign in g, uttering, making use, personating or pretending as
aforesaid;
(p4) wilfully makes a false entry in any
register, notice, certificate, or document required by, under or for the purposes of this
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ANTIGUA. 22 Facories. No. of 1957.
(i) wilfully makes or signs a false declaration required by, under or for, the purposes
of this Ordinance;
(j) knowingly makes use of any such false entry or declaration as aforesaid;
he shall, without prejudice to any other penalty, be guilty of a misdemeanor anrd liable to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or to imprisonment
for a term not exceeding one year.
Penalty for 31. Where an act or default for which an
persons actualy "commit occupier or owner is liable under this Ordinance is ting offence in fact the act or de-fault of some agent, servant, for which occupier id lia- worker or other person, that agent, servant, worker ble. or other person shall be guilty of an offteie and
liable to the like fine as if he were the occupier or
owner, as the case may be.
Penalty for 32. (1) Any person whoobstruction,
etc.
(a) obstructs or delays an Inspector in the due exercise of any power conferred on
him by or under this Ordinance; or
(b) refuses to answer, or answers falsely, any inquiry authorised by or under this
Ordiriace to be made; or
(c) fails to produce any register, certificate, book, or document, he is required by or
under this Ordinance to produce; or
(d) conceals or prevents, or attempts to conceal or prevent, any person from appearing
before or being examined by an Inspector,
shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to both such penalties, and, in the case of a second or subsequent conviction under this section within two years fromin the last conviction for the same offence, to a fine of fifty dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six
months or to both such penities.




No. of 195:. Pactores. 23 ANTIGUA.
(2) Where an offence against subsection (1) of this section is committed in a factory by a person other than the occupier thereof, both that person and thile occupier of the factory shall be guilty of that offence.
33. (1) Where the occupier or owner of a Power of o-factory is charged with an offene under this Ordi- cupr ore
Ow o O ex.
nance, he shall be entitled upon information duly empt himself laid by him and on giving to the prosecution not on liability less than three days' notice in writing of his inten- of the actual tion, to have any other person whom he charges as oender. the actual offender brought before the court at tilhe time appointed for hearing the charge; and if, after the commission of the offence has been proved, the occupier or owner of the factory proves to the satisfaction of the court(a) that he has used all due diligence to
enforce the execution of this Ordinance; and
(b) that the said other person had committed the offence in question without his
consent, connivance or wilful default,
that other person shall be summarily convicted of the offence, and the occupier or owner shall not be guilty of the offence and the person so convicted shall, in the discretion of the court, be also liable to pay any costs incidental to the proceedings.
The prosecution shall have the right in any such case to cross-examine the occupier or owner if he gives evidence and any witnesses called by him in support of his charge, and to call rebutting evidence.
(2) When it is made to appear to the satisfaction of an Inspector at the time of discovering an offence.(a) that the occupier or owner (as the
case may be) of the factory has used all due diligence to enforce the execution of this
Ordinance; and
(b) by what person the offence has been
committed and




A/NTTiGUA. 24' Iac/o,ie,. No. of 1957.
(c) that it has been committed without the consent, connivance or wilful default of the occupier or owner and in contravention of his
orders,
the Inspector shall proceed against the person whom he believes to be the actual offender without first proceeding against the occupier or owner of
the factory.
Proceedings 34. \Vhere, under this Ordinance, any
against per- person is substituted for the occupier or owner sons other
than occupi- with respect to any provisions of this Ordinance, ers or owners. ,'my order, summons, notice, or proceeding, which
for ti e purpose of any of those provisions is by or under this Ordinance required or authorised to be served on or taken in relation to the occupier or owner, is hereby required or authorised (as the case may be) to be served on or taken in relation to that
person.
Owner of 35. Where in a factory the owner or hirer
machine ra, of a machine or implement moved by mechanical ble in certain
cases instead power is some person other than the occupier of the of occupier. factory, the owner or hirer shall, so far as respects
any offence under this Ordinance committed in relation to a person who is employed in or about or in connection with that machine or implement, and is in the employment or pay of the owner or hirer,
be deemed to be the occupier of the factory.
Prosecution 86. (1) In any proceedings under this
of offences Ordinance shall be sufficient in the information to and recovery
and appica- allege that the factory is a factory within the tion of fines, meaning of this Ordinance and to state the name of
the ostensible occupier of the factory, or, where the occupier is it firm, or company, the title or name of
such firm or company.
(2) Where, with respect to or in consequence
of any accident in a factory, a report is made by an authority appointed to hold a formal investigation under any law, or a coroner's inquest is held, and it appears from the report, or from the proceeding at the inquest, that any of the provisions of this Ordinance were not complied with at or before the time of the accident, summary proceedings against %n7' person liable to be proceeded against in respect




No. of 1957. Factories. 25 ArNTIriA.
of such non-compliance may be commenced at any time within three months after the making of the report or the conclusion of the inquest.
(3) Where any offence is committed under this Ordinance by reason of a failure to make an examination, enter a report, or do any other thing, at or within a time specified by this Ordinance, the offence shall be deemed to continue until the examination is made, or the report entered, or the other thing done, as the case may be.
37. (1) If a person is found in a factory at Special provi. any time at which work is going on or the machi. sio as to nery is in motion, except during the intervals for meals or rest, he shall, until the contrary is proved be deemed for the purposes of this Ordinance to have been then emuiployed in the factory:
Provided that this subsection shall not
apply to a factory in which the only persons employed are members of the same family
dwelling there.
(2) Where in any proceedings under this Ordinance with respect to a young person it appears to the court that that young person is apparently of or below the age alleged by the informant, it shall lie on the defendant to prove that the young person is not of or below that age.
(3) Where any entry is required by this Ordinance to be made in the general register or in any other register or record, the entry made by the occupier of a factory or on his behalf shall, as against him, be admissible as evidence of the facts therein stated, and the fact that anuy entry so required with respect to the observance of any provision of this Ordinance has not been made, shall be admissible as evidence that that provision has not been observed.
88. (1) Any document (including any sum- Service and, mons or order) required or authorised to be served daing ofn under this Ordinance may be served- etc.
(a) on any person by delivering it to him,
or by leaving it at, or sending it by post to,
his residence:




ANTIGUA. 4 Factories. No. of 1951.
(b) on any firm by delivering it to any partner of the firm, or by leaving it at, or
sending it by rpost to, the otice of the firm;
(c) on the owner or occupier of a factory (including any such owner or occupier being a limited company), in any such manner as aforesaid. or by delivering it, or a true copy thereof, to atvy person apparently not under
the age of sixteen years at the factory.
(2) Any such documrnent may be addressed
for the purpose of the service thereof on the occupier of a factory, to the occupier "' at the proper postal address of the factory, without further
name or description.
(3) The foregoing provisions of this section
shall apply with the necessary modifications to documents required or authorised under this Ordinance to be sent to any person, firm, owner or occupier, and to the sending, addressing, and
delivery of such documents,
certificates 89. Where the age of any person is required of birth, to be ascertained or proved for the purposes of this
Ordinance any person shall on application and on payment of the prescribed fee, be entitled to obtain a certified extract under the hand of the Registrar General of the entry in the register under the Marriages, Births and Deaths Registration Act, 15 /1s70. 1870, of the birth of that person. Power of 40. If by reason of an agreement between
odf agree- the owner and the occupier of premises the whole ments. or any part of which has been let as a factory the
said owner or occupier is prevented from carrying out any structural or other alterations in the premises which are necessary to enable him to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance, or in order to conform with any standard or requirement imposed by or under this Ordinance, he may apply in accordance with Rules of Court to the Supreme Court, and the Court, after hearing tilhe parties and any witnesses' whom they desire to call, may make such order setting aside or modifying the terms of the agreement as the Court considers just and equitable in the circumstances of the case,




No. of 195 1. Faclorics. 27 ANTIGQA.
41. Where in any premises the whole or any Power of part of which has been let as a factory any structu- court to apportion
ral or other alterations are required in order to expenses. comply with the provisions of this Ordinance, or in order to conform with any standard or requirement imposed by or under this Ordinance and the owner or occupier as the case may be alleges that the whole or part of the expenses of the alterations ought to be borne by the occupier or owner, the owner or occupier may apply in accordance with Rules of Court to the Supreme Court, and the Court, after hearing the parties and any witnesses whom they may desire to call, may make such order concerning the expenses or their apportionment as the Court considers just and equitable in the circumstances of the case, regard being had to the terms of any contract between the parties, or in the alternative the Court may at the request of the owner or occupier determine the lease.
42. The declaration embodied in section 2 aRvocation of of the Factories (General Legislature Competency) declaration I ;and repeal
Ordinance, 1947, is hereby revoked and the said 21197. Ordinance is hereby repealed.
43. (1) This Ordinance shall come into Commnensement and
operation o()n a date to be appointed by the G(overnor saigna by Proclamation published in the Gazette.
(2) Except where otherwise expressly provided the provisions of this Ordinance shall be in addition to, and not in substitution for or diminution of, the provisions of any other Ordinance.
President.
Passed the Legislative Council this
day of 1957.
Clerk of the Council.




ANTIGUA. 28 Facories. No. of 1957.
FIRST SCHEDULE. Section 2.
INTERPRETATION OF EXPRESSION FACTORY ".
(1) Subject to the provisions of this Ordinamnce, the expression factory '" means any premises in which, or.within the close or curtilage or precincts of which, personii are employed in manual labour in any process for or incidental to any of the following purposes, namely:(a) the making of ahy article or of part of any article;
or
(b) the altering, repairing ornamenting,. finishing,
cleaning or washing, or the brk.aking up or demolition of
any article; or
(c) the adapting for sale of any article.
being premises in which, or within the close or cartilage or precincts of which, the work is carried on by way of trade or for purposes of gain and to or over which the employer of the persons employed therein has the right of access or control. And (whether or not they are factories by reason of the foregoing definition) the expression factory" also includes the following premises in which persons are employed in manual labour, that is to say:(i) any yard or any dock (including the precincts thereof) in which ships or vessels are constructed, reconstructed, repaired, refitted, finished or broken up;
(ii) any premises in which the business of sorting any articles is carried on as a preliminary to the work carried on in any factory or incidentally to the purposes of any factory;
(iii) any premises in which the business of washing or filling bottles or containers or packing articles is carried on incidentally to the purposes of any factory;
(iv) any laundry carried on as ancillary to another business, or incidentally to the purposes of any public institution;
(v) any premises in which the construction, reconstruction or repair of locomotives, vehicles or other plant for use for transport purposes is carried on as ancillary to a




No. of 1957. Factories. 29 ArTIGUA.
transport undertaking or other industria or commercial undertaking, not being any premises used for the purpose of housing locomotives or vehicles where only cleaning, washing, running repairs or minor adjustments are carried out;
(vi) any premises in which printing by letterpress lithography, photogravure, or other similar process, or bookbinding is carried on by way of trade or for purposes of gain or incidentally to another business so carried on;
(vii) any premises in which the business of making or mending nets is carried on incidentally to the fishing industry;
(viii) any premises in which the mechanical power is used in connection with the making or repair of articles of metal or wood incidentally to any business carried on by way of trade or for purposes of gain;
(ix) any premises in which articles are made or prepared incidentally to the carrying on of building operations or works of engineering construction, not being premises in which such operations or works are being carried onil;
(x) any waterworks or other premises in which mechanical power is used for the purposes of, or in connection with, a public water supply;
(xi) any irrigation works in which mechanical power is used and any pumping station used in connection with any irrigation works;
(xii) any quarry;
(xiii) any salt works.
(2) Any line or siding (not being part of a railway) which is used in connection with and for the purposes of a factory, shall be deemed to be part of the factory; if any such line or siding is used in connection With more than one factory belonging to different occupiers, the line or siding shall be deemed to be a separate factory.




ANTIGUA. 30 Factories. No, of 1957.
(3) Any mechanically propelled vehicle used for hau'age purposes in connection with any industrial or commercial undertaking or as ancillary to any business shall be deemed to be a factory for the purposes of the provisions of this Ordinance relating to safety.
(4) A part of a factory may, with the approval in writing of an Inspector, be taken to be a separate factory and two or more factories may, with the like approval, be taken to be a single factory.
(5) Any workplace in which, with the permission of or under agreement with the owner or occupier, two or more persons carry on any work which would constitute the workplace a factory if the persons working therein were in the em ploy ment of the owner or occupier, shall be deemed to be a factory for the purposes of this Ordinance, and, in the case of any such workplace not being a tenement factory or part of a tenement factory, the provisions of this Ordinance shall apply as if the owner or occupier of the 'workplace were the occupier of the factory and the persons working therein were persons employed in the factory.
(6) No premises in or adjacent to and belonging to any mine (not being a quarry), being premises in which the only process carried on is a process ancillary to the getting, dressing or preparation for sale of mninerads shall be deemed to be a factory.
(7) WVhere a place situate within the close, curtilage, or precincts forming a factory i solely used for some purpose other than the processes carried on in the factory, that place shall not be deemed to form part of the factory for the purposes of this Ordinance, but shall, if otherwise it would be a factory, be deemed to be a separate factory.
(8) Premises shall not be excluded from the definition of a factory by reason only that they are open air premises.
(9) Where an Inspector, by certificate in writing, so directs as respects all or any purposes of this Ordinance, different branches or departments of work carried on in the same factory shall be deemed to be different factories.
(10) Any premises belonging to or in the occupation of Her Majesty's Government or any department thereof, or of the Government of the Colony or any department thereof, or of any local authority, shall not be deemed not to be a factory, anri




No. of 1957. Factories. 31 ANTIGUA.
building operations or works of etmineering construction undertaken by or on behalf of Her Majesty's Government or any department thereof, or the Government of the Colony or any department thereof, or any local authority, shall not be excluded from the operation of this Ordinance, by reason only that the work carried on thereat is not carried on by way of trade or for purposes of gain.
SECOND SCHEDULE. Section 12.
PARTICULARS TO BE SUBMITTED BY OCCUPIER, OR INTENDING OCCUPIER OF A FACTORY.
1. Name of the occupier or intending occupier of the factory.
2. Address and location of the factory.
3. Nature of the work carried on, or proposed to be carried on in the factory.
4. Whether mechanical power is used or intended to be used, and if so, its nature.
5. Whether steam boilers are used or intended to be used and, if so, the following particulars in respect of each such boiler(a) type, description and distinctive number;
(b) country and year of manufacture;
(c) date of the last thorough examination and name
of the person by whom the examination was made;
(d) maximum permissible working pressure in pounds
per square inch;
6. (a) Total number of persons employed or intended to be employed, in the factory;
(b) where persons are employed, or intended to be
employed, in shifts, the maximum number empl)yed, or intended to be employed, at any one
time.
OBJECTS AND REASONS.
The object of this Bill is to provide legislative means of protecting the health, safety and welfare o,)f workers in industrial nudertakings.




ANTIGUA. 32 Factories. No. of 1957.
2. Clause 2 defines a factory as premises included in the First Schedule to the Bill. This method of definitio,,n has been adopted to avoid overloading the Bill with a lengthy and detailed description of what is meant by a factory.
3. Clauses 4 and 5 explain that the Bill is to apply to all factories, including Government undertakings, and Clause 6 permits the extension of the Bill tosome undertakings where there may be risks similar to those in factories. It is thought desirable to have power to supervise conditions of employment in premises in which persons are employed in manual labour whether or not they are factories by reason of the general definition given in the Schedule. A number of such types of premises are referred to in Clause 6. The word institution is used to cover charitable or reformatory institutiontsin which manual labour may be carried on.
4. Clause 7 empowers the Governor in Council where a part of a building is let off as a separate factory to declare which of the provisions of the Bill shall be the responsibility of the owner of the b u i I i n g and the occupier of the factory respectively.
5. Clause 8 lays down the occupier's duty to look after the health of his workers and requires him to keep the factory clean, reasonably ventilaite(d, not overcrowded, properly lighted and equipped with sanitary arrangements. Power is given to the Governor to make Regulations in detail where they seem to be required. Sub-clause (3) ,f this Clause provides special protection for the health of young people by requiring a medical examination if they seem to be doing work unsuitable for them. Sub-clause (4) gives the (overnor in Council power to require medical supervision in factories if necessary.
6. Clause 9 covers the whole field of safety. In a general way it prescribes that factories and the machinery in them shall be safe to workers and gives power for more specific provisions to be set out in Regulations. Several paragraphls cover certain kinds of apparatus which ought to be regularly examined and inspected, but details of the requirements regarding inspection are left to Hegulations except inii the case of steam boilers which are treated more specifically. Powers are given to the Governor in Council to make Regulations where there appear to be special risks.
7. Clause 10 describes the kinds of things that are included in the term "welfare and gives the Governor in Council power to make Regulations requiring provision of drinking water, washing facilities, clothing accommodation seats first-aid, canteens, etc.




No. of 1957. Partb4J.'m 33 ANTIOUA,
8. Clause 11 makes special provision for prevention of dust, fumes, etc. and prohibition of taking meals in rooms where poisonous materials tre used. It also deals with prevention of eve injuries and provision of protective clothing. The use of white phosphorus is prohibited. Special provisions may be made where there is artificial humiditv or where work is carried on underground. Control of temperatures in laundries is provided for and there is power to make Regulations about weight lifting. Power to make special Regulations is also inserted.
9. Clauses 12 to 16 cover several miscellaneous items such as registration, notification of occupation, notices to be posted and records to be kept, protection of outworkers, duties of persons employed and prohibition of reduction from wages.
10. Clauses 17 to 23 deal with its administration. The general administration is placed in the hands of the Labour Commissioner. The Governor is empowered to appoint Inspectors to carry out the provisions of the Bill. An Inspector is given the usual powers of entry and inspection and power to conduct prosecutions; power to take samples of materials and power to stop employment of a young person who seems to be doing unsuitable work. An Inspector has to have a certificate of appointment to be shown to factory occupiers if required and factory occupiers must furnish facilities for inspection. The disclosure of trade secrets is made an offence. Clauses 22 and 23 contain provisions as to certificates and as to rules and orders.
11. Clauses 24 to 41 contain the necessary provisions with respect to offences, penalties and proceedings. The occupier of the factory is in general nade responsible for anything which occurs li it, though there is provision for him to pass this responsibility on to someone else if he is accused of committing an offence and can prove that it was, in fact, committed by another person. Power is given to Courts to make Orders as well as to inflict penalties, and Orders may include stopping the use of factories or of machinery until defects are remedied, or requiring defects to be remedied within a fixed time. Clause 28 deals with the case where a worker has been killed or seriously injured as a result of the occupier of the factory having failed to observe the provisions of the Bill. Specially heavy penalties are provided for forgery, false declarations, etc. and there is a penalty for obstructing an Inspector. Clauses 36 to 41 deal with the mechanics of proceedings, the service of documents, etc.
DESMOND A. MCNAMARA.
10th September, 1956. Acting Attorney General.




AiNTIGIJA. 34 Nactories. No. of 1957.
COMPARATIVE TABLE.
SOURCES OF LEGISLATION.
St. Christopher Nevis and Anguilla Factories Ordinance, 1955, No. 11 of 1955.
Barbados Draft Factories Act (which consolidates with amendments the Factories Act, .1947 and the Factories (Amendment) Act, 1951).
Clause Source Comment
1 Short title
2 Interpretation of
Factory
3 St. Christopher Nevis and Anguilla Interpretation clause
Factories Ordinance, 1955, Section 3 varied slightly 4-8 Id Sections 4-8 No change
9 Id Section 9 and .
Section 27 of Barbados Draft Factories Combined
Act
10-11 St. Christopher Nevis and Anguilla
Factories Ordinance, 1955,
Sections 10--11 No change
12 Id Section 12 Varied slightly
13-16 Id Sections 13-16 No change
17 Id Section 17 Varied slightly
18-41 Id Sections 18-41 No change
42 Id. Section 42 Adapted
43 Id Section 43 No change
First Schedule Id First Schedule Varied slightly
Second Schedule Id Second Schedule No change
Printed at the GovnMment Printin O)ffie, Antigun, Leeward islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN, M.B.E., Government Printer.-By Authority.
A471106-ii-20-1.57 .ice 75 cents,
A471108-nI-20-1.57 Frice 75 cents,




jNo. 38 of 1956. Cily Rate (Amendment). ANTIGtA.
[L.S
I ASSENT.
P. D. 1MACDONALD, Acting Governor. 31st December, 1956.
ANTIGUA.
No. 38 of 1956.
An Ordinance to amend the City Rate Ordinance,
9
1907.
[1st January, 1957] Commence.
ment.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony of Antigua.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the City Short title. Rate (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956, and shall be read and construed as one with the City Rate Ordinance, 1907. as amended, hereinafter called 7/9o7. the Principal Ordinance. 1/e9.
7D1934.
18/1936.
2. The following section is hereby substi. Substitution tuted for section 3 of the Principal Ordinance:- o ie ain3 Ordinance.
" 3. In this Ordinance- Interpreta.
tion
"city means the city of Saint John
as defined int Schedule III to Rt this Ordinance or in any Order
re nd con made under section 7 of this
l Ordinance;




A NTIGUA. 2 City Rate (Amendvment). No. 38 of 1956.
owner" includes any person for the time being entitled to the rents and profits of any land in the city, the tenant or occupier of any such land and any other person in charge or having the control or possession thereof."
Transfer of 3. Wherever in the Principal Ordinance
powers of reference is made toCommission.
ers.
(a) the Commissioners such reference shall be construed as meaning the Central Board of Health constituted under the Public
Health Ordinance, 1956;
(b) the City Clerk such reference shall be construed as meaning the Secretary to the Central Board of Health appointed under section 10 of the Public Health Ordinance,
1956.
Amendment 4. The following subsection is, hereby subof section 6 of stituted for subsection (2) of section 6 of the the Principal
Ordinance. Principal Ordinance:"(2) The following properties shall be exempt from the city rate imposed by this
Ordinance, that is to say(a) Government property;
(b) land and buildings occupied solely as churches, chapels and places of public worship of any religious denomination and residences of ministers of religion :
(c) school houses, offices and playgrounds of any school which is attended by not less than ten pupils; and
(d) masonic and other lodges including friendly societies."
Repeal of 6. Section 18 of the Principal Ordinance is
section 1s of hereby repealed. the Principal
Ordinance.




No. 38 of 1956. City Rate (Amendment). 3 ANTIGUA,
6. The following Schedule shall be added to Addition of the Principal Ordinance as Schedule Il:- Shriedulei to
the Principal
Ordinance.
"SCHEDULE III.
On the north by a line parallel to and one
quarter of a mile in a northerly direction distant from a line drawn from the north-east corner of the causeway leading to Rat Island (the Citadel), continued etastward along the north bank of the main drain in Dickenson's Bay Street until it meets the eastern boundary;
On the east by a line drawn along the
eastern boundary of the former pauper cemetery and produced northwards and southwards until it meets the northern and southern
boundaries;
On the south by a line 'drawn along the
north side of the public road between the Valley Road and Grays Farm Village and produced to meet the eastern and western
boundaries;
On the west by the east side of the
portion of road immediately to the east of Grays Farm Village and running between the public road and the Harbour and otherwise by the Harbour of St. John's but excluding Rat Island (the Citadel) and Rat Island (the Citadel) causeway; as defined by concrete
piers built into the ground."
7. The Governor in Council may from time Power to vary to time by Order extend, alter or vary Schedule ill schedule I. to this Ordinance.
8. This Ordinance shall come into force on commence. the 1st day of January, 1957. ment
ALEC LOVELACF,
President,




ANTIGUA. 4 City Rate (Amiendment). No. 38 of 1956.
Passed the Legislative Council this 28th day
of December, 1956.
F. A. CLARKE,
Clerk of the Council.
Printed at the Government Printing Offioe, Antigua, Leeward Islands.
by E. M. BLACKMAN, M.B.E., Government Printer.-By Authority.
1957.
A. 471211-520-1.57. [Price 6 cents.]




No, 21 of 1956. Foretryq. AIONTSnAT.
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD, Acting Governior. 27th December, 1956,
MONTSERRAT.
No. 21 of 1956.
An Ordinance to repeal and replace the Forestry
Ordinance, 1946.
[27th December, 1956] Commence.
ment.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony of Montserrat.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title. Forestry Ordinance, 1956.
2. frIn this Ordinance, unless the context rInterpretaotherwise requires- tion.
" Board means the Forestry Board constituted under this Ordinance;
estate" means any plantation, property or
land;
"Forest Officer" means any person appointed
as such by the Governor;
"livestock" includes cattle, horses, mules,
asses, goats, sheep and swine;




MONTSVEUAT,0. r m Iry. NTo. 21 of 1956.
"owner" includes lessee and the manager and attorney of such owner;
"timber includes trees before and after they have fallen or been felled and all wood whether cut up or fashioned for any purpose or not, but does not include shrubs or trees growing on cultivated lands on any estate.
PART I.
THE FORESTRY BOARD.
Constitution 3. (1) The Governor may for the purpose of Board, of carrying into effect the provisions of this
Ordinance appoint not less than five persons to
form a Board to be styled the Forestry Board ".
(2) Every person so appointed shall hold
office during the pleasure of the Governor.
Chairman. 4. The Governor may nominate one of the
members of the Board to be Chairman.
Appointment 5. The Governor may appoint any person
of acting
Member. to act as a member of the Board during the
temporary absence from the Colony of any member.
Quorum. 6. Three members of the Board shall form a
quorum and all questions arising for the decision of the Board shall be decided by a majority of the votes- of the members present and voting, and when the votes are equal, the Chairman shall have a
casting vote.
Appointment 7. (1) The Governor may appoint some fit
of Secretary, and proper person to be Secretary of the Board.
(2) The Seci tary shall be the chief executive
officer of the Board. He shall attend all meetings of the Board and keep the minutes of such meetings and perform such other duties as may be assigned
.to him by the Board.
Appointment 8. The Governor may appoint such persons
of Forest to be, Forest Officers as may be deemed necessary Officers. for the carrying out of the provisions of this
Ordinance.




No. 21 of 1956. Forestry. 3 o
PART II.
IREVENTION OF DEFORESTATION.
9. (1) It shall be lawful for the Governor, Declaration upon the recommendation of the Board, by Procla- of Protected Forest.
mation published in the G'azelte, to declare any lands to be a Protected Forest.
(2) Upon any private lands being declared a Protected Forest, the Forest Officer shall cause the area to be defined.
10. Any person who in any Protected Forest Offences. without permission in writing given by the Secre. tary of the Board(a) clears any land for cultivation, pasturage or any other purpose; or
(b) fells, cuts, girdles, barks, lops, taps,
or bleeds any tree or injures by fire or otherwise any tree; or
(c) kindles, keeps or carries any fire or
(d) depastures any livestock or permits
any livestock to trespass,
shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance.
11. If, after the first publication of any Any cleared proclamation declaring any hinds to be a Protected space ie Proteeted Fo est
Forest, any caltivition, cleared space or pasture deemed tbe land is found within such Protected Forest, the cleared by owner of the land where such cultivation, cleared owner, space or pasture land is,, shall be presumed to have cultivated or cleared such land in contravention of the provisions of this Ordinance, unless permission in writing to clear such land had previously been obtained from the Secretary of the Board:
Provided that such owner shall not be convicted if it is proved to the satisfaction of the Magistrate before whom he is charged with an offence against this ()rdinance that the land in respect of which the charge is laid was not cultivated or cleared in consequence of any wilful act or culpable negligence by the owner of Such land,




MONTSERRA'r. 4 X0resmi. NO. 21 or,1956.
PART IL1.
RESERVATION OF FORESTS.
Declaration 12. (t) The Governor in Council may by
of FoRest Proclamation published in the G azette declare any
R~eserve.
Protected Forest or any other area of land whether
cultivated or not to be a Forest Reserve.
(2) A survey -of every area of land declare
to be a Forest Reserve shall be made and a map or or plan thereof shall be deposited in the Registrar's Office and a copy thereof shall be posted at the
Police Station nearest to thc Forest Reserve.
Acquisition 13. All lands declared under the provisions
oF l for of this Ordinance to be Forest Reserves shall be hesorve. acquired by the Crown and the provisions of any
Act in force in the Colony relating to the acquisition
of land by the Crown shall apply.
Offonce. 14. Except under the authority of any
regulation made under this Ordinance, any person
who in any Forest Reserve(a) fells, cuts, girdles, barks, lops, taps or bleeds or in any way injures any tree, or
(b) kindles, keeps or carries any fire or
(c) depastures any livestock or permits any livestock to trespass,
shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance.
PART IV.
MISCELLANEOUS.
Declaration 16. (1) Every Protected Forest and Forest
of Protected Reserve shall be demarca ted by stones, concrete W'orest and
Forest pillars, iron pipes, notice board, or sign plates, or
eserve,. by distinctive trees or plants and such boundary
stones or other boundary marks shall be maintained in such manner as to be clearly visible at all times.
(2) The boundary stones or other boundary
marks of every Protected Forest and Forest Reserve
hall be maintained at public expense,




No. 21 of 1956. [1orery. 5 o TsEU.
16. The Governor in Council may make Reguistions. regulations for any of the following purposes, that is to say(a) for the granting of permits under the
provisions of this Ordinance;
(b) for the cutting, lopping and felling
of timber within a Protected Forest and a
Forest Reserve;
(c) for regulating the management and
control. of Forest Reserves and Proteoted
Forests;
(d) for regulating the sale of timber cut
or felled within a Forest Reserve;
(e) providing for the seizure and disposal
of any timber cut or felled contrary to the
provisians of this Ordinance;
(f) for Ithe planting of useful trees in
place of uneconomic forest trees;
(q) generally, for the better carrying out
of the provisions of this Ordinance.
17. (1) Every Forest Officer and every Seizure and
member of the Police Force may seize and impound destruction any livestock within a Protected Forest or Forest Reserve and may shoot and destroy sheep, goat, swine or feathered stock found therein and notice of such seizure or destruction shall be immediately given to the person known to be the owner thereof. In this section "feathered stock" means any cock, hen, capon, turkey, gander, goose, drake, duck, guinea-fowl, peacock peahen or the young of the same.
(2) All livestock so seized and the carcasses of every sheep, goat, swine or feathered stock so destroyed, in a Protected Forest or Forest Reserve, shall be forfeited to the Crown, unless the owner thereof or some person authorized by him shall, in the case of such livestock within forty eight hours of such seizure, and in the case of such carcasses within twenty four hours of such destruction, claim suoh livestock or such carcasses,




HONTSTAT. 6 Forestry. No. 21 of 1956.
(3) Any livestock so forfeited to the Crown
shall be sold by public auction by the pound-keeper, acting on the authority of the Forest Officer, and the proceeds, after deducting all expenses in connection with the impounding and sale of such livestock, shall be paid over to the Forest Officer
who shall pay the sama into the Treasury.
(4) The carcase of any sheep, goat, swine or
feathered stock forfeited to the Crown, after inspection by the Veterinary Officer or Agricultural Officer, if deemed fit for human consumption shall
be sold and if unfit shall be immediately buried.
(5) Any person making such claim ss mentioned in subsection (2) of this section may be charged with wn offence against section 10(d) or section 14(c) asthe case may be, of this Ordinance.
Power of 18. Any member of the Board, Forest
entry. Officer or Police (Officer may enter upon and pass
or repass over any land within the Colony on reasonable suspicion that the provisions of this Ordinance or of any Regulations made thereunder are not being complied with or for any of the
purposes of this Ordinance.
Asaitl etc. 19. Any person who assaults, obstructs or
resists any member of the Board. Forest Officer or Police Officer in the execution of any duty imposed by the provisions of this Ordinance, or who aids, or incites any other person so to assault, obstruct or resist, shall be guilty of an offence against this
Ordinance.
penalties. 20. (1) Any person who is guilty of an
offence against this Ordinance or the rules made thereunder shall be liable on sumnimary conviction to
a fine not exceeding fifty pounds.
(2) When any person is convicted of an
offence against this Ordinance or the rules made thereunder the Magistrate before whom he is
convicted may order that any crop grown on the land in respect of which the offence has been
committed be forfeited.




No. 21 of 1956. Forestry. 7 foNTERIAT.
(3) Any crop forfeited under the preceeding sub-section shall be sold or otherwise disposed of as the Governor may by general or special order direct.
21. (1) Any member of the Board or Forest Power to
Officer or Police Officer, may, without warrant, arrest without 'I warrant. arrest any person found within a Protected Forest wrrnt. or Forest Reserve who is reasonably suspected of having committed an offence against this Ordinance or rules made thereunder if such person refuses to give his nante and address.
s (2) Every person making an arrest under this section shall with all convenient despatch deliver the person so arrested over to the Police Officer in charge of the nearest Police Station.
22. Any proclamation made under this Revocation.
Ordinance may at any time be varied or revoked by etc. of the the Governor or the Governor in Council, as the procla nation, case may be.
23. Proceedings in respect of an offence Legal Proagainst this Ordinance may be instituted by any seedings. member of the Board, Police Officer or Forest Officer.
24. The Ordinances mentioned in the Repeal. Schedule to this Ordinance are hereby repealed.
0O. E. HENRY,
President.
Passed the Legislative Council this 10th day of October, 1956.
JAs. H. CARROT,
Clerk of the Council.
Recommitted to the Legislative Council this 21st d(lay of December, 1956, for the purpose of making certain amendments requested by the Governor in a Message dated the 10th December, 1956.
,JAS. H1. CARROTT,
Clerk of the Council.




MONTSfRRAAT. 8 Forestry. No. 21 of 1956.
SCHEDULE.
No. and Year. Short title.
10/1921 The Reforestation of Lands Ordinance,
1927.
2/1946 The Forestry Ordinance, 1946.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Antigua, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN M.BE., Government Printer-By Authority 1957,
47/00344-500-1.57. [Price 10 cents.]




No. 23 of 1956. Supplementary Appropriaton VIRGIN
(1955). ISLANDS.
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Acting Governor.
28th December, 1956.
VIRGIN ISLANDS.
No. 23 of 1956.
An Ordinance to sanction certain payments from
the Public Treasury in excess of the sums placed on the Estimates for the year ended
on the thirty-first day of December, 1955.
[28th December, 1956.] Commencement.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony of the Virgin Islands.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Sup- short title. plementary Appropriation (1955) Ordinance, 1956.
2. The various sums set forth in the Legalizationof Schedule to this Ordinance amounting in all to expenditure. forty-eight thousand, one hundred and thirty-one dollars and twenty-four cents and drawn from the Public Treasury for the service of the year ended on the 31st dy of December, 1955, under the warrant of the Governor, but not provided for in the Estimates for the said year, are herby declared to have been lawfully expended for the services mentioned in the said Schedule.
G, P. ALLSEBROOK,
President.
"Passed the Legislative Council the 11th day of December, 1956W
H. O. CREQUE,
Clerk of the Council.




VIGN 2 Supplementary Appropriation. N~o. 23 of 1966.
IS(19N5).
SCHEDULE.
Head Service. Amount.
III Administration, Treasury and 3,390.08 Customs
VIII Miscellanieous 10,242.13
X1 Public Works 171.60
XI1 Public Works Recurrent 16,452.44
XIIIA Dleferred Mainitenance 1 7,874.99
48,131.24
ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing~ffice, Leewaird Thland&,
by Ei. M. BLAOI(MAN, Government PriitoAr.-By Auithority.
47100140-510--1 .57. [Price 4 oar ts.]




No. 24 of 1956. Development (Electricity and VIRGIN Gold Storage) Loan. ISLANDS.
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Acting Governor.
28th December, 1956.
VIRGIN ISLANDS.
No. ?4 of 1956.
An Ordinance to make provision for raising '1
loan of one hundred and -seventy-seven thousand, two hundred and eleven dollars for the purpose of financing the Electricity and Cold Storage Scheme in the Island of
Tortola.
[28th December, 1956_ Commencement.
ENACT ED by the L legislature of the Colony of the Virgin Islands.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title. Development (Electricity and Cold Storage) Loan Ordinance, 1956.
2. The Governor is hereby authorised to Governor or raise a loan of an amount sufficient to produce mw rAt as nearly as may be the sum of one hundred and $177,211. seventy-seven thousand, two hundred and eleven dollars and such further saun as may be necessary to defray the expenses of issue.
3. The principal monies and interest Security for
represented by the loan issued under the loan, provisions of this Ordinance are hereby charged upon and shall be payable out of the general revenues and assets of tihe Colony.




VIRGIN 2 Development (Electricity and No. 24 of 1956.
ISLANrS. Gold Storage) Loan.
Application 4. (1) Any sum raised to defray the
of loan. expenses of issue shall be applied only to that
purpose.
(2) Save as aforesaid, the money to be
borrowed under the authority of this Ordinance shall be appropriated and applied to the purpose
specified in the Schedule hereto.
Method of 5. The loan hereby autborised, or any part
raising loan. thereof, may be raised either(a) in the Colony under the provisions of the General Local Loan Ordinance, 1956;
or
(b) in London under the provisions of the General Loan and Stock Ordinance, 1956, or notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the said Ordinance, indepenm dently of that Ordinance, as the Governor or the Crown Agents acting on his behalf
may decide.
Constitution 6. (1) If the loan hereby authorised or of siking anv part of it is raised under the provisions of fund and
payment of the Geheral Local Loan Ordinance, 1956, then interest the contribution to sinking fund as contemplated
b)y the provisions of subsection (2) of section 13 of thatOrdinance shall commence in respect of any issue under this ( rdinance not later than one year after the date from which the interest on
such issue shall commence to run.
- (2) If the loan hereby anthorised or any
pirt of it is raised under the provisions of the general Loan and Stock Ordinance, 1956, then the contribution to sinking fund as contemplated by the provisions of section I.t and 28 of the said Ordinance, as the case may be, shall commnience in respect of any issue under this ()rdinance not later than one -ear after the date from which the interest on such issue shall commence
to run.
(3) If thile loan hereby authorised or any
part of it is raised independently of the General Loan and Stock Ordinance, 1956, then the followine provisions shall apply:-




No. 21 of 1956. Development (Electricity and 3 VIRGIN Gold S'torage) Loan. ISLANDS.
(a) So long as any portion of the loan
remains outstanding the Governor shall in each half-year ending with the day of which the interest on the loan falls due appropriate out of the general revenues and assets of the Colony a sum equal to one half-year's interest on the whole of the loan outstanding and shall remit that sum to the Crown Agents at such time as will enable them to pay thereout the then current half-year's interest on the day on which it falls due.
(b) The Governor shall also in each
half year ending as aforesaid appropriate out of the said revenues and assets of the Colony for the formation of a sinking fund for Litue repayment of the loan at par an additional sum in respect of the total nominal amount of the loan outstanding equal to one-half of the annual contribution to be decided upon by the Governor on the issue of the loan and Ohall remit that sum to the Crown Agents with the remittance hereinbefore mentioned:
Provided that the said contribution
shall commence not later than one year after the date from which the interest on
the loan shall commence to rin.
(c) The aforesaid contribution shall be
not less than such amount as may be be determined with the approval of the Secretary of State to be sufficient to redeem
the loan at its due date.
(d) The Crown Agents shall place at
interest or invest so much of the money so remitted to them as aforesaid as shall not be required(l for the payment of interest for the current half-year in the purchase of such secui-ities as may be approved by the Secretary of State as a sinking fund for the final extinction of the debt, and the Crown Agents shall also place at interest or invest the dividends, interest or produce of such investments in th purchase of like securities




VIRGIN 4 Development (Electricity and No. 24 of 1956.
ISLANDS. Cold Storage) Loan.
and may from time to time with the
approval of the Secretary of State change any such investments and shall hold such funds in trust for the repayment of the principal moneys for the time being
represented by the loan.
(e) In case the sinking fund provided for by this Ordinance shall be insufficient for the payment of all the principal moneys borrowed under the authority of this Ordinance at the time the same shall have become due the Governor shall make good the deficiencies out of the general revenues
and assets of the Colony.
G. P. ALLSEBTFIOOK.
President.
Passed the Legislative Council the 11th
day of December, 1956.
11 0. CREQUE,
('Clerk of the Council.
SCHEDULE.
Electricity and Oold Storage Scheme ...... $177,211.
Ptiated at the Government Printing Office, Antigua, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN, M.B.E., Government Printer.-By Authority.
470456-670-- 57. Pr 6 ent195.
47/00456-670-L157. [Price 6 cents.]




VIRGIN ISLANDS.
STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1956, No. 32.
THE DIPOLMATIC PRIVILEGES (WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION)
(AMENDMENT) ORDER, 1956, DATED JULY 23, 1956, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL LNDERI SECTION 2 OF THE DIPLrOMATIC PRIVILEGES (EXTENSION) ACT. 1948 (No.
9/1948) AS AMENDED.
1. Short title. This Order may be cited as the
Diplomatic Privileges (World Health Organisation) (Amendment) Order, 1956, and shall be read as one with the Diplomatic Privileges (World Health Organisation) Order, 1949 (Leeward Islands General Government S. R. & 0. 19049 No. 35) hereinafter referred to as the Principal Order.
2. Amendment of Article 9 of the Principal
Order. (1) The Principal Order shall have effect as if in Article 9 thereof references to representatives of member Governments included references to representatives of the
Governments of Associate Members of the Organisation.
(2) For the purposes of this Order, the expression
"representatives of the Governments of Associate Members of the Organisation" shall be deemed to include their official staffs, accompanying them as such representatives, as delegates, deputy delegates, advisers, technical experts or secretaries
of delegations.
3. Laying before Legislative Council. This
Order shall be laid before the Legislative Council.
Made by the Governor in Council this 23rd day of July,
1956.
M. TITLEY,
Clerk of the Council.
Laid before the Legislative Council this 19th day of
November, 1956.
H. O. CREQUE,
Clerk of the Council.
Printed at the Government Printing Offloe, Antigua, Leeward Islands,
by E. ]M. BLACKMAN, M.B.E., Government Printer.-By Authority, 1957.
20100015-490-1.57. [Price 3 cents.]
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