VIRGIN ISLAz-ND1S GAZETTE.
Jublished 6y a/u thority.
.V 11 ~ rJ~if. TIIURSI)AY. 21.s i"EBlUARY, 19,57. No.
(A, i e eS. No. 18. CONFIRMATION OF ORDINANCEPAppointntts find translf rs etc.,
irk tiltib011 Serv'ice. wvithi eli' etrol No 011. 1'l 1 U~ the dtsstated. arfe pl lislojd for
g'enerul iiifiirm tioii:- Ie ecitr ,tx 'Slate for LilWithivrfe-rett to Not ict -No. 'S Cololio's bus lwd tie Artjllu
ZAI ;Ii I I.o, ii I I t iso II- th 11Aj, ?ti ARCIBALD.A. Cprtiitiod Govl(l~ Ire?.- [L- 1eW(- otf (5givi, Alontserret (ind i 'rqin ltids t'dry ScI1I ii A,7s i>Lt 11 L ah, ac vi i'i n eecsdi Oac' 1! No. 4 of to ht[7th JIanuiary, tioti De-partm.it. Aiitn.iia, aleswec te' oNvi ilrneoitiorie Oini
1957. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ -Op, tin toixtihvo-utlia pjid.'' ~ nnOi
coree wt:("t >IlIolii Le iwtcd ill the LoM.FL(ettuiI undetnlentionodi Short 'litk of Cap t+"S~ i sitn Ga .t cA g
60 st lid ill i,:it I of tile Sel(Il A10, itiX 8011) .:litii 1i
to th-x ixli' nowlt (L.eewarIl Islands vrst~il- Scolv-SSa(ilj Acts OV litiaflee. MloItsk-ritt. No. vv~ (irl 'oat"), 1F dt1 I i o it No. 11 of 1 9,56, tI't Kjncution
24 of 1 956. cite cante-d with the Ith~o\,- letuteitAtguu. t.I Ord iiance, i9,56
Jell (,qzctfe: I lRlA.,. C'. P.O. C1. 11, Retl.t 1 Ht No. 470(01 12
The jlihstittitioll of the wvord pital. to he P'risoil Ollier ( I'Ti IL .Nto. 28 od 19-56, -''r~likO In iits
(I othln, "' for tie Word I)isci- A IIIit, .1011 24~ lvct (Amiendmnent) Ordlinanice. fltefi.'
I'pinIIe'' inl tle Sh rite '-The CHAItL1,. 1'. (1(S. pinSoll () Ii C el, REd. Nn. t1(431i
-K i i i g's Setunens Discipline Grade1( 111, to he 1 'l.iol1 ( lie]
Ac(t G(radec 11, A i i-na. J111t). 1Iif feit
The S'j,-)etaxia(. 1)ERu ici, Miss G. .Julttr C I (i k,
411 lifu(I. Post Office, Aumtigia. c! nit ntl i No. I1 I of ";, The Edne;i! ion
.13th Y/rca ii', 195 7 appol ii1tilleii t. Jan. 1, Ordinan11co, 0 56.1'
Ref. No. 47j00i413
Rief. -No. 47/(901-72
D)ICKENSON. E. Pett Offecer C1. Ill No. 17 of 1956, The R~egistrattion Ad iriitratiofl ti ble 1).0, (C. fl oif (Clubs (Aineiidinen t) Utdl nanee, P. W. 1). JIil. 1 1956.
The Administrator of' Montserrat Ref. No. 47 01,372
by virtue of lie powers vested in him FRANK, 1-1. Uncertificatod 'I.Toliwer under Seetill 3 of thi Incouie Tax, to be Elementary School Ass-istanit Ordinance. 1945, hefrehv appoints the Grade 11. Education Depai-rint. Official R?-lpresehiti e of the Colonial Anitigua. ,IS11l. I._income Tax. Office, Lontion, as Agent FLAN, NiSS S. .Jliiir ('jerk, ti) lie- ii. mio for tloe Ciii itv ot Momt-triat. ~ Il'C Tes v ni n
Tiv Order. Jtti 1 The Actin-g Governor has thi dlay
IHUNTra. S. E. 13. Prison (Juicer Gradie been pleased to assent to the wnder.s. 11. C A IivrOT[, Ill1, Antigua, confirmed i appoint- filentioiieil Ordinances:'hiel Clerk. nient. Jan. 1
Adi u*i~i'(tO)' O~e",I(INDA Li. TP. 11. Junior Clerk. Po at M1ontsetrat.
Office. Antigua. resi-vied Feli. 3
Movisei7-. Miciuxat., E. Prison Otlicer Gradle 11 No. 2 of 19.57, The Public Health
11th F'ebrzary. 1957. to be Prison Ollice' G rail e 1, (Ameiie nent) Ordinance, 1957 "
Antig'ua. Jan. I1 e.N.4/08 Feb. 12
MIKE, E, to be Prison Officer Grade No. 3 of 1957. "'Prhe D)istribution
111, Antigua. April 1 of Germian Enemy Property OrdiIt is hereby notified for general MURDoci-i, H. A. W. Senior Clerk, tio n a Y ce, 195 7." Feb. 12
information that the Colonial Income be P~rincipal, Treasury, Antigua. Rlef..4/06 'fax O111ce has been, froni the 1st Jan. 1I o 704i
JTanuary. 1957, reidesignated the Over- O'MARD, .1. Prison Officer Gradie 1, -No. 4 of 1957, The Rural Districts seas Tlerritories Income Tax Office. to be Principal Ofticer, H.M. Prison. ,,,,iri (Autendinent) Ordinance, Antiguai. .Iaii. I 19,- C Feb. I1I
Adnii'nit rotor' Of~ii ~PRIO, 1\liss R. Certificated Elemlen- i.N.4/010
A 1't0l". tary School Assistant Grade 11. to No. .5 of 1957, The Workmen's
British Viri aud', be C- rtificatid Elementary SchoolCo enaonOdac,197"
8th 'ebuay, 957Assistant Grade 1, E d uca t ion Feb. 12
itef. No. 31/j112. Department, Antigua. Jayl), 1 Ref. No. 47/00360
40 TH E A.2MG UA, Al ON FSERP.-W A N -D 'ITIRIGTN ISLANDS GAZi .,r rj .. [Felwitary 21, 19,57
Finfin ["flawls. In the Supreme Court of the TRADE MARK'S OFFI(JE,
No. I of 1957, .-Th' 811pi-nie Windward Islands and TOWl'OLA,
Court Act; (Anien(Lil (1111) 10rdinaitco, Leeward Islands, 13RITI'M VIRJ IN ISIANDS.
1957 ". Feb. 14 :?Idi Jittiww
JW. No. 47/00438 MONTSHRIUT CIRCUIT.
PEN 40Nk IfEI)GES of'100 Park
2 )1' 19,57, -Tbe EiiaeLlIlellt Circuit Court Notice. Avenue, Ne\v SuJe of. Now
(1,uowiril Islands Acts) Ordill'ance. York, U.S.A. lm oalipli( d for
1957 Feb. I-I NOTICE 1S 11111110BY -iven that
tratioi) of ono 'Fr, dk, M irk ( olisiAing
Itef- No 1Voo17:; ill purstlance of' Rulos inade by the of tlik, folIo\viI)!_ :--Chic"! Justic- ullil r S(,Ctioll H; of the
4 195 7, TI i e 1,a I I i i A c q 11 i, i lVindw-ird isimids and Loeward Istion Ordiulaijue. 1957 Feb. 1.) hwds Courts Onler in councill 19'19,
,ftef. No. 47110041,7 oil the 24th il: y ,t Sept(mlwr, 1941,
as aniended, tilo Hot toll r'l 1)le the
PuisiteJud 'o-,-lecied for tit,, lilting
'Fie following Bills whieli m-e to be of tho ('01o t "It the Molii z,,rrat Cirinto tile legislative C0111)eil euit liliq app(,iofed tit(- ni.derjnenof Antigna aro eireukited -i itb this tionci dav ( n whicil til- -1;suil;g Gazette and form part thereof:- 01.011if shall ,it -"if thi, C,&,m tliat
is iri ,av"Tile li]xeise (A-11-toodillent)
11157." o ft 74( Il(kl tile -4111 (i iv
1()57, 10.( )0 o'cbck ill dw fowTi Crown Proe-f -diogi (Am,-nd- gilt
inew) ()I, it):tiwe, V,1157."
F 0. C. I I A k' Pls,
Tilu Pllhlicmioll of ill,, First Usts FILTER
of \_W(Ills )f Time) All :lts frat Circuit. M 0 U T H P I E C E
PIl-isoll (Anelldulent) Ordi- Alowsorrat, Mt"HM POEVY YORK
91h F brli; ry, 19 7.
1 001 8 1 1!l zvl
"I'lle following Ordinances and
Stttiltory 11MI(?s -wd Orders are eir(,tihtt(,d witti this Gazette ;md form VIRGIIN ISLANDS ill (T L, il k 1 !1 t q,
part t1tereof:- Tll i)f, Ullitei! i ill,,doln Tilt-, Acplican s ciaiill tbat dley
0 1 1) IN ANCE's. PM""Ls Aet 1925. have, tile Mark in
respect of tile ,:Iii) for S Ven
NOTICE IS HEREBY (41VEN th, years lwfor- thf, dato of' tlki ir said
No.5 of 1957, "The Work-Hell's 1310C '111-MIE GESELLSCH kFT 111it appliuation.
.01,11pensation Ordiumice, 1957." BESCURANKTER HAFTITNG of
Tvrol, Anstria, have, applied AlIv % ioll within throe
50 pp. 60 Cents KUlldt, ]- inay
for re.-istration of United Kingdoin D10110IS fl-0111 Lil( (J Lte ill' HIO fil-dt Virgin Mands. Patent No. 731232 dated the 22nd (lay appo-arance of ;It(, tUvertisellient inof' April, 1.953, and issued the 16tb the AWigiol. (tnd Fioogi&
No, 14 of 1956, TII(' OCH017,11 Noveinber, 1955, and have filed at the Ldands Gazelti?, ,ivo notice ill dilpliLoe;tl 1,oan Ordinanco. 1956." Re-istrar's Offict), at Road. Town, Cate ttdie Tttdo Marks Office, British
P';(.e 9 Cents 'portola, a v.oinplete copy of the speci- Villlin Ishnols of opposition to rt gis(io ttiorfs :tnit the Certiticate of flie tratioll of t1lo said Trado Mark; & ORDERS. Cwap'rollor Genoral of the United
Kiogdovi Pilt.-lit Office "."iVilig foll II. A1,NX PESSON,
parti(-,W m (if this Patent WhiQIi will lk, vi8tow)of
51 oi 19-56, Tfi'! Frtle nans- be opf n t ) pliblic illspoeiioll it tile vilh. Extension Solic-int,."
said office at any tillio botwevil the
7 pp Prl,"Co loo Applications are invited from suitably'No. 1 of 1957. Tfie King George hortrs of 9,00 aj.n. and :00 1) Ili. oil qualified candidate for appointment workin- days except on SattirdayH
V1 (.kntigna) 'Stamps (Inv dilation) I
When tile hours will be from 9.00 to the post of Coilector of Custom*,i
Order, 19W." I pp. Piice 3 (;eots It.m. to 12 iii-fon. St. Vincent, particulars of which
No. 8 of 1957. 1, Proclaillation dated Any person may within two months are as f-oliaws:February 16, 1957, appointing Mon- froin'tl)e &to:3 of thisadvertisernent
dav 25th February, 19.57. ts a pululie give notice to, tile 11-gistrar (-if opposiholiday, ill the Colony of Autig"a.
tioix to tit(, isstie of a certificate of
1 lop. Pi-ice 3 cells n-gi,,tralion itpon any of tile grounds ApA tment
irescrib ,d ill Seetion 10 of tli- Patents The w'st i- -at zlilll-pensi ,nI No. t_)f 19,57, Procianiation dated ACt, 19(16, for OPPositiOll 10 -he 91'ant alfl(i, i'llt s (,ps ark- beilig u0cf-11 to February 13, 1957 re Publie Hnliday of Ietltrs P.oejit. &,cbrp it The appointin th ? Colony of -MontgerrNt to C0111- Dated the 21th flay of January, 1957. 1 1 iew ea-rifs Nv:fli it (lit- liability to meniotate the to federate. ti-oi9f(,r to ;tit y p,)-st, of equivalent
1 p p. Pr i -.09 3 ce n its slat Its within tl e Whidward I slands1-1. A u,,,x. BEISSON, The Officer wifl I)e ;u1ject to the Virgin I-slands. Reflisirar, Colonial Regulations, 6e iwral' Orders
N o. 6 of 1957, Proclamation antl Financial ;mll Store., Rules of the
dated February 14, 19.57, proro-uing Jeegistroer's 0 ffive, Windward Isk-inds, for the time
the IegislativeCoullcilof the (,'o!o'IV." R(Ifid Twvn, Tortola, beill- in force, ill io far as they are
Ipp. Price cents 13;,ilisll V'Irgin applicable.
4 0)ruary -21, 1957 1 THEANTIGUA, MONTSERRXT AND VfRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE 41
Salary and Allowances TRADE ATARKS OFFICE, 5. The daties ur the post NviR
Tit(, salary of tit(- post is at i lie rate TORTOL N. t lltail tile origailisatioll, 'tild su[jervisioll.
'of s3360 I;er annum ill the scale BRITISH VIRW, ISLANDS. of the thlz
$3360-120A.41320, Idus a I)ay atidition 2-1th 'jaitmtry, 1957. layin- dovi r(: Apimfr amt r,_!(,ording
(If 20: of salary. and of field o with slwal -a,
I". TI. ESTABI-WOKS Co LIA1.1- ,t
silksist -nct allowalices are pa.Nahh: ill I eAs. 11 11 t ti proper
TED. of 6201 Park A vtn it ,, -.NJ ontreal, of ciliti
Canada, Merchants have a applied for
Dates Registration of tivo Trade Marks
The Officer \%-ill fit. 1."pollsdilo for collsisting of' ti"t, lollowirlu:- for
the general nianm,_,enL,,i!t and t'dmillis- the ts 'arlilv will be
traction Of Ilw (I'm4oms atoi !,,xeise provid,,it, iii additioit to tit(, cost Of
Lit-partment. and for the oh .;; rv tnce Q 17 1 t. A
U-- I- id' i s p -rsozial and
Of tho provisions of ;M La,vs L jlolu, ,fiollld 111 t":L to and "roat
ing to trade, aroi custnins and tixcise..
He will list) carry olit the of ppli ca, i 1 1 1 hi, ldRegistrar of' Sbippill"', allo 4 the t I 1 -1 h! S, 41 ii ry, pabi ic
I' ) iii ted K-; i i I o r 11 Trade Corves- '-)"N i, COMITDk iio'l, (,T0VTT',Do1llt
ide it. -It
liot hif r drill _'Isdi 1-' '-ruitrv, 19.57.
All intimate ac(Irtaintance all 25d)
matters relating to Trade and -''ilstonis
R.,i, No. C I ISI ) I 11.
gC and it
lmowle(he of tile drities W* t It e
'R ,vistrar of Shipping. d fr )m
1)1Y qu,?!:ho,11 (% zi for tpponlt"nelit, to th, twst 1-1-adtnasler,
art -itnarters are not provi(led,
Appointment: '!'!!I! post is on tho
Fro-" fi, l"t, cluo" JI tssnge, to St.
Yincent will be provided for the I I I ent :lt)d t!'W
officer, his Avife and children: children ill class 42, that i-, to suy: ;- rrljstanees With v li:lhill v !o Lrall,41(,r t(I an\ imst used a4 fooill or a ; iiigrt-,dilas ill food. of %Vini!lvard
shoiild b, under .18 years of age,
uninai-ried and dependent on the Tho kpl)licallts O'lial dial they I's lal I i f s.
fl, ffi ce r. 2. SWary: ':tY is it) Ow
ha\, zis"d fly(- F:J,1 Trit(le M arhs ill :. 0*, ,,, 1 __ I *A I)] Its Iworespect, of HIII sNi(i !"oods for fiftv- scale -i 1, 1 1 I I Leave and Leave PzssagFs
vcrs ljAort dmtL" of 111cir 'r
Vacation leave oil fall salary will ilf" POIW 01 ,WV !Ii ,i iIII, Caf- xvill
be grant, (l at the rate of 45 ':i,Ys per said Application, br (, i k- Can111) to a IllaXi- Ally person illay ',Vj hill three nitlin ol, P0 Il;l.\-. js fl.olli thi, klate 3. Qualifications Required: Dpgree
Illolit Of tile first ill sciellc(- of 't I'll i versitv.
Leave will lw 1)rovidod ill appearance of the Advertisenit-rit in 4. Duties: lti)pninted w a
accordalice with loc;tl 1-gtli ifions. ,11(! A ul fp,'e, lold Virgin be, re,111ir"d !( t "ach ('I)emistrv and
LQ/((nd- U(tzo/j,", llotio" in dupliMedical Attention cato at, tile Tralo 'Jarks Ofilco, British pit cl;ios to S(.11-ol ',,I'll I Wate
Free iiie(iieal and nledi- Virgin Islands of opposition to regis- SLindard tnd Snwr\'iso t school of
n 260 hovs: Knowled-e (if Ganies aiy4
cities aro. not. pro ided. traction of tlj.,- said Trade 'Marks. acti\ddes
all otlitl* extra-czlrr; tilar
Taxation 1-1. UEN BITSAOX, associaled with a v School;
o/ Trmle Marks. 11'. Nvill ) --o(filired fi) t:tkt, part in
All Gxov rniiwnt offloers are liable olit of
to taxation iniposf d hv locA letyis- iie Nvill. 61-;') 1 r, r-itiivo(' to lwrff rna
lation. Posi of Cane-Farming Officer, Depart- all v other diiii-s May be asment of Agriculture. Grenada, B.W.1. siclrlx ,d to hint. froyl) to tiny". Applications, glviiu7 fit]] I)ariieula.-s Quarters: Q lurtors arr, not Proof applicalits and aceornpanied by two %ppliemioll.'4 are itivited for the vi(jjl.
testimonials, should be addressed to poi';t of calle-J.'arliliw-, Officer, in tile 6. Leave: The officer Will 1)(1, Oli-ithe Chief Secretary, Windward Department of A_-ri 2lilture, Ureiiada, 1)1,, for vat"tti-it leave :it the rate of
Islands. Gremada, and should reach 2. The post iS iion-1)(ttisionable alld 45 (I;tvz,, 'Vor -aoh oonipleted peril of
him not later that) the 31st Alarch, will Ito for L ]Wri(A of' three leats in 12 inotiths resident solwiep. accillyllitthe 111-t ilv t:llwe. latilig lit) to a :) lxilllllljl of 180 daNs,
19,57. 3. Tb, post is ill th-, salary sealt! I I Y
i Leave Passages: I passag-,
$2,880 x 120 $3,600 per annurn will be. pro\;ided it) accordance with
togt ther wit 1) a pa a iditioyl of 20 / of local kjeij(.r;jI Orcli,1-4.
salary. hilt (lit, polite ill thesalaryseale 8. General information: The officer RA-INFALL FIGUR--.3. at wi)icll th'- stwc srtll applicant will will h, L, tlit, (-Iolollial Regilbe 2,I)Pointed will d(Tell(t Or' his latioms. the Winowalm [Slailds FillanOentral 'Experiment Station qualifications and exiwri-lice. In cial Mid StOrtt the local General
Antigua. midition a trawsimi-t allowance of OrderH and stibsi(iiary legislation in
$1,080 per amitim is paYable provid- force. front time to tiritio. Gov(rnlrnent,
iii- tire, officer koop.s an(l maintains a ojfi( ialq ar( jj tj)le to tax ttion imposed Motor car f,,r tit(, 1), 1101-11laTlee of his by local ellactillents. Month 1955. 1956. IW7- duties. A application! containiti- fall parti,January 1.93 3.0.1 2.16 5. 15 3. 16 4. 11111st posso'ss tile ctilirs, hichidii)g cloil i ficat ions and
D.I.C.T.A. or a Univert4ty degree in experiellec of npplicallt. should be To I 6th Feb. .7 7 1.os .23 r9 2.14 agricidtirre, plos lir.-vions exPerlc1)ce forwarded to tile, Chicf Secretary, ill a D,1) Lrtioo it (,I* on It tire doal- Windward islandii, Gremida, to reach 2.70 4. 12 2.:19 1 5.30 inz vith po:k- iw ;tgric(flim-0 ','Do] in him mit later than 31st Alarch, 19,57particular Ref. No. A G. 1_311,,9-41L
42 THE AN' TIGJ.TA, MTONTSEIJBAT AND VYT1.GIN ISLANDS GAZETTE LI'cbruulrv 21, 19" 7
A NT I G ji,,
.11th F'ebruary, 19.57,
MEDICAL ACT 1937
Pursuant to Sectioni 23' of the Medical Act, 1 937 of the Le eward Islands tis ainended by the 111Th(Cal (Aniendv-. mnent), Act, 1948 anti adapted to the Colony of Antig-na by S. R. & 0. No. 22 of 19.5G. the fo1]owvint r'JtIsrationi iE hereby notified.
Name. Qualification. Dtoir Roui--t' red. B'eistratioll N1hmb'-,r.
BRUNON PILSACK ... M.D. (W.().N) 19d6w 1701 Noveih"r 1 9$h 18
Cecil 0. Byron,
I3ANKIN(r sTrATris'rics: LIW\I ISAN1
All figures in Britishi West Indian dolLirs.
Number of reporting banks: 3 (13:,relivy' Bank (1). C. 0.), Roval Bank (0' Caim a and A nitia C ooperative BaInk Ltd1.)
Figures for end of quarter: 31st Dec-ember. 1950.
LIA B!ILIT IES. IASS E TS.
, .$)o 1
1. Notes in circuLatiou 6.03500 1 s 9,35,932.06'
2. Balance-s dute by Banls in Colonyv 3,106.152. Deposits 3. Balances due from P1ink, ihroadi
(i) Dem11and 3,759,262.96 andd other short clifnsd ne 6640o,026.61
(ii) Tiniume 4,05;,49.29 11,271,ndAdancs03.10285
(iii) Taieg 7,05,463.295 4.1oan2ad1Avace03.10.
(m) PH 1,1rY prodw'il (ii n chidiiug ,iBalances due piro(esi ( f na
(a) Other banks in Colony 257,617.47 Qi 1)Othier industries (iiieltiding
(b) Baitmks abroad 371,548.10 Cominerce. TPraosportatioi, & Dist ii Oil oli)
4. Other Liabilities, 382,659.08 $1,732,455.28
5. In vest 11eints
((() Local(b) Other6. Other Assets 1, 122,069.4&
Total Liabilities 12,289,462.7.5 Total Assets 12,289,462.75Printed at the Gov, rnanent Printing Offlie, Antigua, Leeward I.sIands, by E. X. B.LACKMAN,. M.LJ.E.
Government Printer-By Authority.
[P"ic9 97 Ocpfl~.
No. of 1957. Excise (Amendment). ANTIGUA.
No. of 1957.
An Ordinance to amend further the Excise Ordinance, 1903.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony of Antigua.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title. Excise (Amendment) Ordinance, 1957, and shall be read as one with the Excise Ordinance, 1903, 1311903. as amended, hereinafter referred to as the Princi- /1. pal Ordinance.
2. Section 16F of the Principal Ordinance Amendment is hereby amended by the substitution of the wordsof the Princi" not exceeding for the word "of "- pal Ordinance.
(a) in line 4 of subsection (1); and
(b) in line 7 of paragraph (b) of subsection (2).
ANTIGUA. 2 Excise (Awendmen .) No. of 1957.
Passed the Legislative Council this day
Clerk of the Council.
OBJECTS AND REASONS.
The object of this Bill is to amend section
16F of the Excise Ordinance, 1903 in order to make it clear that the penalties contained therein
are maximum penalties.
DESMONiD A. MCNAMARA, Acting Attorney General.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Antigua, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN, Government Printer.-By Authority.
A, 47122-320-2,57. [Price 4 cents.]
No, of 1957, Crown Proceedings (Amend- ANTIGUA,
No. of 1957.
[BILL Fo R]
An Ordinance to amend the Crown Proceedings
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1956.
[ ] Commencoment.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony of Antigun.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title. Crown Proceedings (Amendment) Ordinance, 1957, and shall be read as one with the Crown Proceedings (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956, here- 1511956. inafter called the Principal Ordinance.
2. Section 2 of the Principal Ordinance is Amendment hereby amended by the substitution of the figure of osioipd 2 for the figure 3 in the first line. Ordinance.
Passed the Legislative Council this day of 1957.
Clerk of the Council.
AINT1GrA. 2 Crown l',roceed~i:.3 (Amend- No. of 19.51.
OBJECTS AND REASONS.
The object of this Bill is to correct a typographical error in the Principal Ordinance.
DESMOND A. McNAMARA,
Acting Attorney General.
Printed at the, fovrirnett Printing. Ofie Antigua, Lepward Islande.
by E. M. BLACKMAN, Goverinment Piinter. -By Authority.
A. 471158-320-257. [[i-rice 4 cents.]
No. of 1957. Publication of th, First Lists of Voter ANIOtiGA.
(Extension of Time) (Amendment.)
No. of 1957.
An Ordinance to amend the Publication of the
First Lists of Voters (Extension of Time)
[ ] Commencement.
ENAOTED by the Legislature of the Colony of Antigua.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
Publication of the First Lists of Voters (Extension of Time) (Amendmerit) Ordinance, 1957, and shall be read as one with the Publication of the First Lists of Voters (Extension of Time) Ordinance, 1956, hereinafter referred to as the 27/1956. Principal Ordinance.
2. Section 2 of the Principal Ordinance is Amendment hereby amended by the substitution of the wbrds of section 2 of the Prin"thirty two for the words "thirty one" at the cipal Ordiend of the section. nance.
ANTIGUA, 2 Publication of the First Lists of Voters No, of 1951.7,
(Extension of Time) (Amewndmen.)
Passed the Legislative Council this day
Clerk of the Council,
OBJECTS AND REASONS.
The object of this Bill is to substitute the
figure thirty two for the figure "thirty one in the Publication of the First Lists of Voters (Extension of Time) Ordinance, 1956 in view of the fact that the lists were posted eleven" days
late and not "ten" days late.
DESMOND A. McNAMARA, Acting Attorney General.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Anti,ua, Leeward Islands,
by E. MI. BLACKMAN, Govermnent Printer.-By Authority.
A. 47176 -320-.57. Pri 4 nt~1.]7
A. 47176II-320-2.5~7. [Price 4 contalj
No, of 1957. Prion (Amendment.) AuGU.
No. of 1957.
An Ordinance to amend the Prison Ordinance,
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony of Antigua.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title. Prison (Amendment) Ordinance, 1957, and shall be read as one with the Prison Ordinance, 1955, as '/1955. amended, hereinafter referred to as the Principal 12/1956. Ordinance.
2. Subsection (1) of section 6 of the Prin- Amendment cipal Ordinance is hereby amended by the inser- of section of the Principal
tion of the words and of a secretary after the Ordinance. word Presidency in the fourth line thereof.
Passed the Legislative Council this day of 1957.
Clerk of the Council.
ANTIGUA. 2 (Prison Amencudment.) No. of 1957.
OBJECTS AND REASONS.
The object of this Bill is to amend the Prison
Ordinance, 1955 so as to provide for the appointment in the Rules made under the said Ordinance,
of a secretary to the Visiting Committee.
DESMOND A. Mc NAMARA, Acting Attorney General.
Piiatea at the Government Printing Ofioe, Anti!if, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN, Government Printer-Dy Authority.
A. 47120-TT.-320-2.57. [Price 4 cents.)
No. 5 of 1957. Jforkmen's Compensation. MONTSERRAT.
P. D. MACDONALD,
12th February, 1957.
No. 5 of 1957.
An Ordinance to provide for the payment of
compensation to workmen for injuries suffered
in the course of their employment.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony of Montserrat as follows:1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title. Workmen's Compensation Ordinance, 1956.
2. (1) In this Ordinance, unless the context Interpreta. otherwise requires:- tion.
adult and minor" mean respectively
a person who is not and a person who is
under the age of seventeen years;
"dependants" means such of the members of
a workman's family as were wholly or mainly dependent upon the wages of the workman at the time of his death, or would but for the incapacity due to the accident have been so dependent, and where the workman, being the parent or grandparent of an illegitimate child, leaves such a child so dependent upon
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his wages or, being an illegitimate child, leaves a parent or grandparent so dependent upon his wages, shall include such an illegitimate child and parent or grandparent respectively:
Provided that a person shall not be deemed to be mainly dependent on the wages of another person unless he was dependent mainly on contributions from that other person for the provision of the ordinary necessaries of life suitable for persons in his class and position;
"employer" includes Her Majesty in Her Government of the Colony and any person or body of persons corporate or unincorporated and the legal personal representative of a deceased employer, and, where the services of a workman are temporarily lent or let on hire to another person by the person with whom the workman has entered into a contract of service or apprenticeship, the latter shall for the purposes of this Ordinance, save as is provided in subsection (1) of section 22, be deemed to continue to be the employer of the workman whilst he is working for that other person.
In relation to a person engaged in plying for hire with any vehicle or vessel, the use of which is obtained by that person under a contract of bailment (other than a hire purchase agreement) the person from whom the use of die vehicle or vessel is so obtained shall be deemed to be the employer.
In relation to a person employed for the purposes of any game or recreation and engaged or paid by a club, the manager or members of the managing committee of the club shall, for the purposes of this Ordinance, be deemed to be the employer;
No. 5 of 1957, f C MONTmanager" in relation to a ship means the SERRAT.
ship's husband or other person to whom the management of the ship is entrusted
by or on behalf of the owner;
"medical practitioner" means a person registered to practise medicine and surgery
under the Medical Act, 1937: 31/1937
"medical referee" means a medical practitioner appointed under section 46 as a medical referee for the purposes of this
"member of a family" means wife or husband,
father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, stepfather, stepmother, son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, stepson, stepdaughter, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister and shall include any child or children, not specifically mentioned, living with the deceased at the time of his death and wholly or mainly dependent on his earnings; and such other person as was at the time of the injury living in the household of the worker and was wholly
or mainly dependent on his earnings;
"partial incapacity means, where the incapacity is of a temporary nature, such incapacity as reduces the earning capacity of a workman in any employment in which he was engaged at the time of the accident resulting in the incapacity, arid, where the incapacity is of a permanent nature, such incapacity as reduces his earning capacity in every employment which he was capable of undertaking at
Provided that every injury specified
in the First Schedule shall be deemed to
result i permanent partial incapacity;
"Schedule" means a Schedule to this
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"section" means a section of this Ordinance; 57& 58 "4 ship ", "vessel ", seaman and "port"
Viet. c. 60. shall have the same meaning as in the
Merchant Shipping Act, 1894;
"total incapacity" means such incapacity, whether of a temporary or permanent nature, as incapacitates a workman for all work which he was capable of performing at the time of the accident resulting in such incapacity:
Provided that permanent total incapacity shall be deemed to result from the permanent total loss of the sight of both eyes or from any combination of injuries specified in the First Schedule where the aggregate percentage of the loss of earning capacity, as specified in the First Schedule against these injuries, amounts to one hundred per centum; "wages" includes any privilege or benefit which is capable of being estimated in money, other than a travelling allowance or the value of any travelling concession or a contribution paid by the employer of a workman towards any pension or provident fund or a sum paid' to a workman to cover any special expenses entailed on him by the nature of his employment or remuneration for overtime remunerated at a special rate or not habitually performed; "workman ", subject to the exceptions hereinafter mentioned, means any person who has entered into or works under a contract of service or apprenticeship with an employer, whether by way of manual labour, clerical work or otherwise, and whether the contract is expressed or implied, is oral or in writing, and whether the remuneration is calculated by time or by work done:
Provided that the following persons shall te excepted from the definition of workm in that is to say-
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(a) any person employed other- ERRAT. wise than by way of manual labour whose earnings exceed two thousand five hundred dollars a year or such surn as may from time to time by Order be fixed by the Governor in
(b) a person whose employment is of a casual nature and who is employed otherwise than for the purposes of the employer's trade or business, riot being a person employed for the purposes of any game or recreation and engaged or paid
through a club;
(c) an outworker, that is to say, a person to whom articles or materials are given out to be made up, cleaned, wash ed, altered. ornamented, finished or repaired or adapted for sale in his own home or on other premises not under the control or management of the person who gave out the articles
(d) a member of the employer's family dwelling in his house;
(e) members of the Leeward Islands Police Force, including
special and additional constables;
(/) a person in the civil employment of Her Majesty otherwise than in Her Government of the Colony, who has been engaged in
a place outside the Colony;
(g) a person in the naval, military or air service of the Crown.
(2) Any reference to a workman who has been injured shall, where the workman is dead, include a reference to his legal personal representative or to his dependants or other person to whom or for whose benefit compensation is payable.
(3) If on any proceedings for the recovery of compensation under this Ordinance it appears to the court by whom the claim to compensation is to be settled that the contract of service or apprenticeship under which the injured person was working
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at the time when the accident causing the injury happened, was illegal, the court may, if having regard to all thile circumstances of thile case it thinks proper so to do, deal with thle matter as if the injured person had at the time aforesaid been a person working under a valid contract of service or
Employers' 8. (1) If in any employment a workman
liability for suffers personal injury by accident arising out of compensation. I
compensation and in the course of such employment his employer
shall be liable to pay compensation in accordance
with the provisions of this Ordinance:
Provided that the employer shall not be so
liable under this Ordinance for such compensation
should(a) the injury nrot result in the total or partial incapacity of the workman for a period
exceeding three days;
(b) the accident be proved to be attributable to the workman's own serious and
wilful misconduct which shall include:(i) his being under the influence of drugs or intoxicating drink; or
(ii) a contravention of any law, regulation or order, whether statutory or otherwise, expressly made for thile purpose of ensuring the safety or health of workmen, or of preventing
accidents to workmen, if the contravention was committed deliberately or with a reckless disregard of the terms of such law, regulation or order; or (iii) the wilful removal or disregard by the workman of any safety guard or other device which he knew to have been provided for the purpose of securing the safety of workmen; or
No. 5 of 1957. WVorknmen s Compensation. Mo'io(iv) any other act or omission which SERAT.
the court may, having regard to all the circumstances of an accident, declare to be serious and wilful misconduct;
(c) it be proved that the accident would
not have occurred, or, in so far as it would the incapacity or death would not have been caused, but for a pre-existing diseased condition of the workman;
(d) death or incapacity result from personal injury if the workman has at any time represented to the employer that he was not suffering from that or a similar injury, knowing that the representation was false.
(2) An accident resulting in the death or total and permanent incapacity of a workman shall be deemed to arise out of and in the course of his employment and the employer shall be liable to .pay compensation notwithstanding that the workman was at the time when the accident happened acting in contravention of any statutory or other regulation applicable to his employment, or of any orders given by or on behalf of his employer, or that he was acting without instructions from his employer, if such act was done by the workman for the purposes of and in connection with his
employer's trade or business.
4. An accident happening to a workman in Accident. or about any premises at which hlie is for the time happening While meeting
being employed for the purposes of his employer's emergency. trade or business, shall be deemed to arise out of and in the course of his employment and the employer shall be liable to pay compensation if the accident happens while he is taking steps, on an actual or supposed emergency at these premises, to rescue, succour or protect persons who are, or are thought to be, or may possibly be, injured or imperilled, or to avert or minimise serious damage to property.
5. Notwithstanding anything in this Ordi- Employers nance, no compensation shall be payable under this not liable in .. certain cases.
Ordinance in respect of any injury directly or directly sustained as a result of war, invasion, act
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of foreign enemies, hostilities or warlike operations (whether war is declared or not), civil war, mutiny, insurrection, rebellion, revolution, conspiracy or
military or usurped power.
Liability of 6. (1) In every case where injury arising
expenses of out of and in the course of his employment has convelance been sustained by a workman the employer shall, to place of 'tv fhtrt s1 P
treatment irrespective of whether the workman is disqualified and for other for compensation under the provision of paragraph expenses of
treatment. (a) of subsection, (1) of section 3, be liable to pay
to the workman or to any other person advancing the same,, the reasonable expenses of conveying, where necessary, the injured workman from the place of the accident to the place of treatment and
thence to his residence.
(2) Where medical treatment or examination
is immediately required as a result of bodily injury (including fatal injury) to a workman arising out of and in the course of his employment, and the treatment or examination so required (in this section referred to as "emergency treatment") is effected by a medical practitioner, the emiployer shall, irrespective of whether the workman is disqualified for compensation under the provision of paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 3, be
liable to pay to the practitioner(a) a fee prescribed by Regulations made under this Ordinance in respect of each workman in whose case the emergency treatment is
effected by the practitioner, and
(b) a sum, in respect of any distance which the practitioner must cover in order to proceed from the place whence he is summoned to the place where the emergency treatment is carried out by him and t6 return to the first mentioned place, equal to the travelling allowance paid by Government to officers in
the employment of Government:
Provided that the minimum sum to
which the medical practitioner shall be entitled shall not in any case be less than the amount to which the practitioner would be entitled had
be travelled a distance of two railed,
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(3) The employer shall, irrespective of whether the workman is disqualified for compensation under the provision of paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 3, be liable to pay to the workman, or to any other person providing the same, the reasonable cost, charges and expenses (which shall include travelling expenses necessary as a result of periodic medical treatment prescribed by a medical practitioner, and also expenses incurred by the workman in establishing his claim to compensation provided he does so successfully) in respect of any medical treatment given to the workman in consequence of any personal injury sustained by him and arising out of and in the course of the workman's employment by that
employer, such cost, charges and expenses being adjusted to the workman's station in life and his actual physical condition occasioned by the injury and not exceeding, in respect of medical treatment as an out-patient, thirty dollars.
7. (1) The compensation shall be payable To whom
to or for the benefit of the workman, or, where compensation death results from the injury, to or for the benefit payable. of his dependants, as provided by this Ordinance.
(2) Where there are both total and partial dependents nothing in this Ordinance shall be construed as preventing the compensation being allotted partly to the total and partly to the partial dependants.
8. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Amount of Ordinance, the amount of compensation shall be as compensation. follows, namely:(a) where death results from the injury,
the actual cost of the burial of the deceased workman to an amount not exceeding sixty
dollars and in addition(i) if the workman leaves a dependant or dependants wholly dependent 1pon his earnings, a sum equal to forty-two months' wages or five thousand dollars whichever is the less;
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(ii) if the workman does not leave a dependant or dependants wholly dependent upon his earnings but leaves a dependant or dependants mainly so dependent, such sum not exceeding the amount of compensation payable under the- preceding subparagraph as may be agreed upon, or, in default of agreement as may be awrded by the court to be reasonable and proportionate to the injury to the said dependant or dependants;
(b) where permanent total incapacity results from the injury(i) in the case of an adult, a sum equal to fifty-four months' wages or six thousand dollars whichever is the less;
(ii) in the case of a minor, a sum equal to one hundred and eight months' wages or six thousand dollars whichever is the less;
(c) where permanent partial incapacity results from the injury(i) in the case of an injury specified in the First Schedule, such percentage of the compensation which would have bevn payable in the case of permanent total incapacity as is specified therein as being the percentage of the loss of earning capacity caused by that injury; and
(ii) in the case of an injury not specified in the First Schedule, such percentage of the compensation payable in the case of permanent total incapacity as is pr(op)ortionate t(o the loss of earning capacity permanently caused by the injury:
No. 5 of 1957. Workmen's Compensation. 11 IMortProvided that such com- SRRAT. pensation way be increased by such an amount as may be agreed upon or, in default of agreement, as may be awarded by the court, having regard to the nature of the injury sustained in relation to the type of work and other circumstances of the workman.
Where more injuries than one are caused by the same accident, the amount of compensation payable under this head shall be aggregated, but not so in any case as to exceed the amount which would have been payable if total incapacity had resulted from the injuries;
(d) where temporary incapacity, whether
total or partial, results from tihe injury(i) in the case of a weekly paid adult, a sum equal to seventyfive per centum, and, in the case of a weekly paid minor, a sum equal to eighty per centum, of thie weekly wages of such adult or minor, as the case may be, payable on the eighth day from the date of the incapacity and thereafter weekly during the incapacity or during a period of five years, whichever period is shorter;
(ii) in the case of a monthly paid adult, a sum equal to thirtyseven and a half per centum, and, in the oase of a monthlypaid minor, a sum equal to forty per century, of the monthly wages of such adult or minor, as the case may be, payable on the sixteenth day from the date of the incapacity and thereafter half-monthly during the incapacity or during a period of live years, whichever period is shorter.
(2) The period of incapacity shall be deemed to commence on the day of the accident,
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(3) In the event of permanent total or per,
mIanent partid incapacity following temporary incapacity no deduction shall be mniade from ,any lump sum payable in respect of such permanent total or permanent partial incapacity by reason of weekly or half-monthly payments having been
made during temporary incapacity.
(4) On the ceasing of the incapacity before
the date on which any weekly or half-monthly payment falls due, there shall be payable in respect of that week or half month, as the case may be, a sum proportionate to the duration of the incapacity
in that period.
Additional 9. (1) Where in the opinion of a inmcdical
toe inurtion practitioner a workman's temporary incapacity, workinan to whether total or partial, is such that hlie requires the defray cost
ofasistance constant assistance of another person during his during term- incapacity, additional compensation shall be paid porary ineapaciny to the workman during such incapacity at a rate
being not more than fifty per centuin of the rate
prescribed in section 8.
(2) Before any person is employed to assist a
workman under subsection (1) of this section the opinion of a medical practitioner shall be sought as to the nature of the assistance required and the
probable duration thereof.
Artificial 10. (1) An employer shall be liable to
ppaibafs. supply artificial eyes and dental appliances to a
workman whenever the necessity for such artificial eyes or dental appliances is the result of an accident arising out of and in the course of the
employment of the workman by that employer.
(2) Where an accident arising out of and in
the course of his employment has caused the loss of a limb or other mutilation and the supply of artificial member or members and apparatus will improve the earning capacity of an injured workman, such artificial member or members and apparatus shall be provided at the expense of the employer and the rate of compensation payable shall be reduced in proportion to the improvement in earning capacity resulting from the, use of the
artificial member or members and apparatus,
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(3) The court may order an employer to pay for the replacement or repair of artificial member or members and apparatus damaged as a result of an accident arising out of and in the course of a workman's employment by that employer,
11. (1) For the purposes of section 8 the Method of wages of a workman shall be calculated as follows:- calculating wages.
(a) in the case of a weekly-paid workman:
(i) where -the workman has, (luring a continuous period of not less than twelve months immediately preceding the accident, been in the service of the employer who is liable to pay compensation, the weekly wages of the workman shall be one fiftysecond of the total wages which have fallen due for payment to him by the employer in the last
twelve months o(f that period;
(ii) in other cases, the weekly wages shall be seven times the total wages earned in respect of the last continuous period of service immediately preceding the acci(lent from the employer who is liable to pay compensation divided by the number of days
comprising such period;
(b) in the case of a monthly-paid workman:
(i) where the workman has, during
a continuous period of not less than twelve months immediately preceding the accident, been in the service of the employer who is liable to pay compensation, the monthly wages of the workman shall be one twelfth of the total wages which have fallen due for payment to him by the employer in the last
twelve months of that period;
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S(ii) in other cases, the monthly wages shall be thirty times the total wages earned in respect of the last continuous period of service immediately preceding the accident from the employer who is liable to pay compensation divided by the number of days comprising such period: Provided that(i) where by reason of the shortness of the time during which the workman has been in the employment of an employer, or the casual nature of the employment, or the terms of the employment, it is impracticable at the date of the accident to compute a rate of remuneration which would be representative of the workman's average weekly or monthly earnings, regard may be had to the average weekly or monthly amount which, during the twelve months previous to the accident, was earned by a person of average diligence or ability in the same category employed at the same work by the same employer, or, if there is no such person who was so employed, by such a person in the same category employed in the same class of employment and in the same district;
(ii) where in any case it seems more equitable, compensation may be awarded having regard to the earnings of the workman at the time of the accident.
(2) A period of service shall, for the purpose
of this section, be deemed to be continuous which has not been interrupted by the period of absence
from work exceeding fourteen days.
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12. (1) Any weekly or half-monthly pay- Rview
minent payable under this Ordinance either under in of payments. agreement between the parties or under an order of a court may be reviewed by a court on the application either of the employer or of the workman if(a) where the review takes place more
than six months after the accident, it is claimed and proved that, had the workman remained uninjured and continued in the same class of employment as that in which he was employed at the date of the accident, his average weekly or monthly earnings during the twelve months immediately preceding the review would, as a result of fluctuations in rates of remuneration, have been greater or less by more than twenty per cent. than his average weekly or monthly earnings during the twelve months previous to the accident (or, if the weekly or halfmonthly payment has been previously varied on a review, during the twelve months previous to that review or the last of such reviews), in which case the weekly or half-monthly payment shall be varied so as to make it such as it would have been if the rates of remuneration obtaining during the twelve months previous to the review had obtained during the twelve months
previous to the accident;
(b) there has been a change in the
condition of the workmafi, in which case, subject to such exceptions as may be provided by regulations made under this Ordinance, the application shall be accompanied by the
certificate of a medical practitioner.
(2) Any weekly or half-monthly payment may, on review under this section, subject to the other provisions of this ()rditnance, be continued, increased, decreased or ended, or, if the incapacity is found to have resulted in permanent incapacity, be converted to the lump sum to which the workman is entitled.
18. Ani employer shall not be entitled Casesinwhich employer may
otherwise than in pursuance of an agreement to alter weely end or diminish a weekly or half-monthly payment or halfI monthly
except in thec following case:- payment.
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(1) where a workman in receipt of a weekly or half-monthly payment in respect of total incapacity has actually returned to work;
(2) where the medical practitioner who has examined the workman under section 18 or, in his absence, any other medical practitioner has certified that the workman has wholly or partially recovered, or that the incapacity is no longer due in whole or in part to the accident, and a copy of the certificate (which shall set out the grounds of the opinion of the medical practitioner) together with notice of the intention of the employer from the date of the service of the notice to end the weekly or half-monthly payment, or to diminish it by such amount as is stated in the notice, has been served by the employer upon the workman:
Provided that(a) in the last mentioned case, if before the expiration of ten clear days from the date of the service of the notice, the -workman sends to the employer the report of another medical practitioner (which report shall set out the ground of his opinion) disagreeing with the certificate so served by the employer, the weekly or half-monthly payment shall not be ended or diminished except in acordance with such report, or, if and so far as the employer disputes such report, except in acccordance with the certificate given by a medical referee in pursuance of section 47;
(b) where an application has been made in pursuance of the said section 47 to refer the dispute to a medical referee, it shall be lawful for the employer, pending the settlement of the dispute, to pay into court(i) where the notice was a notice to end the weekly or half-monthly payment, the whole of each
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weekly or half-monthly paymont becoming payable in the meantime;
(ii) where the notice was a notice to diminish the weekly or halfmonthly pay ment, so much of each weekly or half-monthly payment so payable as is in dispute;
and the sum so paid into court shall, on the settlement of the dispute, be paid to the employer or to the workman, according to the effect of the certificate of the medical referee or, if the effect of that certificate is disputed, as, in default of agreement, may be determined by the court or, on appeal, by a Judge of the
(c) nothing in this section shall be construed as authorising an employer to end or diminish a weekly or half-monthly payment in any case in which, or to an extent to which, apart from this section he
would not be entitled to do so.
14. (1) Compensation payable where the Distribution death of a workman has resulted from an injury of oompenation on death
shall be paid into court, and any sum so paid in shall be apportioned among the dependants of the deceased workman or any of them in such proportion as the court thinks fit, or may, in the discretion of the court, be allotted to any one such dependant, and the sum so allotted to any dependant shall be paid to him or be invested, applied or otherwise dealt with for his benefit in such manner as the court thinks fit.
(2) Compensation payable where permanent incapacity has resulted from an injury shall be paid into court, and any sum so paid shall be paid to the person entitled thereto or be invested, applied or otherwise dealt with for his benefit in such manner as the court thinks fit.
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(3) Any other compensation payable under
this Ordinance may be paid into court and, when so paid in, shall be paid by 'the court to
the person entitled thereto.
(4)-The receipt of the clerk of the court
shall be sufficient discharge in respect of any amount paid in under the provisions of this
(5) On the payment in of any money under
subsection (1) of this section the court may deduct therefrom the actual cost of the burial of the deceased workman, to an amount rnot exceeding sixty
dollars, and pay the sarne to the person by whom such expenses were incurred, and shall, if it thinks necessary, cause notice to be published or to be served on each dependant in such manner as it thinks fit calling upon the dependants to appear before it on such date as it may fix for determining the distribution of the compensation.
If the court is satisfied, after any inquiry which it may deem necessary, that no dependant exists, the court shall repay' the balance of the money, after deduction of hospital and other medical expenses incurred, to the employer by whom it was paid. The court shall, on application by the employer, furnish a statement showing in detail
all disbursements made.
Workman (6) Where a weekly or half-monthly payment
under dis- is payable under this Ordinance to a workman under ability. any legal disability, the court may, of its own motion
or on application made to it in this behalf, order that such weekly or half-monthly payment be paid during the disability to any dependant of the workman or to any other person whom it thinks best
fitted to provide for the welfare of the workman.
Variation (7) Where, on application made to the court
of order. in this behalf or otherwise, the court is satisfied
that, on account of neglect of children on the part of a parent, or on account of the variation of the circumstances of any dependant, or for any other sufficient cause, an order of the court as to the distribution of any sum paid as compensation, or as to the manner in which arny sum payable to any such dependant is to be invested, applied or
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otherwise dealt with, ought to be varied, the court may make such order for the variation of the former order as it thinks just in the circumstances of the case:
Provided that no such order prejudicial to any person shall be made unless such person has been given an opportunity of showing cause why the order should not be made, or shall be made in any case in which it would involve the repayment by a dependant of any sum already paid to him.
(8) The solicitor or agent of a person Deductions claiming compensation under this Ordinance for costs. shall not be entitled to recover from him any costs in respect of such claim, or to claim a lien in respect of such costs on, or deduct such costs from, the sum awarded or agreed as compensation, except in accordance with the order of a court made, subject to regulations made under this Ordinance, on an application either by the person claiming compensation or by his solicitor or agent to determine the amount of the costs to be paid to the solicitor or agent.
15. Save as provided by this Ordinance, no Compensation lump sum or weekly or half-monthly payment pay- ito be asp.y.signed, atable under this Ordinance shall be capable of being tached or assigned, charged or attached, or shall pass to any charged. person other than the workman by operation of law, nor shall any claim be set off aginst the same.
CONDITIONS OF COMPENSATION.
16. (1) Proceedings for the recovery under requirements this Ordinance of compensation for any injury tonotice of
injury accident and
shall not be maintainable unless:- claim for
(a) written or oral notice of the accident
has been given as soon as practicable after
the happening thereof;
(b) written or oral notice of the accident
has been given before the workman has voluntarily left the employment in which he
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(c) the claim for compensation with
respect to such accident has been made within six months from the occurrence of the
accident causing the injury;
(d) in the case of death, the claim for compensation his been made within six months after the date of death or wit hin six
months after the date of the accident;
(e) in the case of death occurring more than six months after the accident causing injury, a claim for compensation has been made by the workman within six months
of the accident:
Provided that(i) any defect or inaccuracy in such notice shall not be a bar to the maintenance of such proceedings if it is found in the proceedings for settling the claim that the employer is not, or would not, if an amended notice were then given ahd the hearing postponed, be prejudiced in his defence by the defect or inaccuracy, or that such defect or inaccuracy was occasioned by mistake, absence from the Colony or other reasonable cause;
(ii) the failure to make a claim A within the period specified shall not be a bar to the maintenance of such proceedings if it is found that the failure was occasioned by absence from the Colony or other reasonable cause;
(iii) the failure to give such notice or make a claim within the period specified shall not be a bar to the maintenance of such proceedings if there be an
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acknowledgment in writing, signed by the employer or his authorized agent, that he waives compliance with the provisions of this section and the said provisions shall be deemrned to be waived to the extent set out in such
(iv) if the employer or his authorized agent admits liability to pay compensation, it shall not be necessary for the workman to give any such notice, and the claim for compensation may be made within three months after the date of the admission of liability;
(v) the want of a notice shall not be a bar to the maintenance of proceedings if the employer is proved to have had knowledge of the accident from any other source at or about the time of the accident.
(2) Notice in respect of an injury under this Ordinance may be given to the employer (or, if there is more than one employer, to one of such employers), or to any foreman or other official under whose supervision the workman is employed, or to any person designated for the purpose by the employer, and shall give the name and address of the person injured, and shall state in ordinary lalnguage the cause of the injury and the date at which the accident happened.
(3) The notice, if in writing, may be given by delivering the same at, or sending it by the post in a registered letter addressed to, the residence or place of business of the person to whom it is to be given.
(4) Where the employer is a body of persons, corporate or unincorporate, the notice, if in writing, may also be given by delivering it or by
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sending it by post in a registered letter addressed to the employer, at the office or, if there be more than one office, any one of the offices of
(5) The workman shall, if required by his
employer, supply to him such further particulars of the accident and of the injury is the employer
may reasonably require.
(6) Any person making a false declaration,
knowing it to be false, for the purpose of obtaining compensation shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding one hundred
Pay- 17. If a workman receiving a weekly or halfments toe cease monthly payment ceases to reside in the Colony, on workman
ceasing to such weekly or half-monthly payment shall therereside in the upon be redeemed by a lump sum to be determined Colony. by agreement between the parties and if the parties
cannot agree, bysuch sum as may be determined
by a court on the application of either party.
Medical 6x- 18. (1) Where a workman has given notice
examination of an accident, or where an accident has occurred after notice
of accident, in respect of which the necessity of giving notice
under this Ordinance is dispensed with, he shall, if so required by the employer, submit himself for examination by a medical practitioner provided
and paid by the employer.
(2) The workman shall, when required,
attend upon that medical practitioner at the time and place notified to the workman by the employer, provided such time and place is
(3) In the event of the workman being, in
the opinion of any medical practitioner whatever, unable or not in a fit state to attend on the medical practitioner namined by the employer, that fact shall b)e notified to the employer, and the medical practitioner so named shall fix a time and place for a personal examination of the workman
and shall send him notice accordingly.
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(4) If the workman refuses or wilfully
neglects to submit himself to such examination, or in any way wilfully obstructs or unnecessarily delays such examination, his right to compensation and to take or prosecute any proceedings under thi-s Ordinance in relation to compensation shjall be suspended until such examination has taken place.
(5) The workman shall be entitled to have his own medical practitioner present at such examination, but at his own expense.
(6) Where the workman is not attended by a medical practitioner he shall, if so required by the employer, submit himself for medical treatment by a medical practitioner selected, by the employer without expense to the workman.
(7) If the workman has refused to submit himself to treatment by a medical practitioner when so required under the provisions of subsection (6) of this section, or having submitted himself to such treatment has disregarded the instructions of the medical practitioner, then if it is thereafter proved that the refusal or disregard was unreasonable in the circumstances of the case and that the injury has been aggravated thereby, the injury and resulting incapacity shall be deemed to be (f the same nature and duration as they might reasonably have been expected to be if the workman had submitted himself to treatment by, and duly carried out the instructions of, the medical practitioner; and compensation, if any, shall be payable accordingly.
(8) Where a claim for compensation is made in respect of the death of a workman, then if the workman had refused or wilfully neglected to submit himself to examination by a medical
practitioner when so required under thie provisions of this section, or had wilfully obstructed or unnecessarily delayed the examination, or had refused to submit himself to treatment by a medical practitioner when so required under the provisions of this section, or, having submitted himself to treatment, had disregarded the instructions of the medical practitioner, and if it
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is thereafter proved that the refusal, neglect, obstruction, delay or disregard was unreasonable in the circumstances of the case and that death of the workman was caused thereby, the death shall not be deemed to have resulted from the injury and compensation, if any, shall be payable as if the workman had suffered injury and resulting incapacity of the same nature and duration as mighlit reasonably have been expected to be if the workman had submitted himself to treatment by, and duly carried out the instructions of, the medical
Medical ex- 19. Any workman receiving weekly or halfamination of
workman monthly payments under this Ordinance shall, if receiving so required by the employer, from time to time payments, but at reasonable intervals, submit himself for
examination by a medical practitioner provided and paid by the employer and the provisions of section
18 shall apply to any such examination.
No compensa- 20. Where under this Ordinance a right to tion payable
for period of compensation is suspended, no compensation shall suspension of be payable in respect of the period of suspension. right.
Agreements 21. (1) The employer and the workman
of compens-a. may, after the injury in respect of which the tion. claim to compensation has arisen, agree in
writing to(a) the amount to be paid by the
employer as compensation, in respect of the incapacity of the workman resulting from
(b) any other matter under this Ordinance;
and such agreement shall be forwarded to tihe court which may within three months cancel it and make such order (including an order as to any sum already paid under the agreement) as in the circumstances nmy be thought just if it is of the
opinion that(i) the sum paid or to be paid was or is inadequate or excessive; or
(ii) the agreement was obtained by such fraud; undue influence, nmisrepresentation or other im-
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proper means, as would in law be sufficient ground for avoiding an agreement; or
(iii) the agreement was entered into in ignorance of or under a mistake as to the true nature of the injury.
(2) Any such agreement may on application to the magistrate be made a judgment of the court under this Ordinance.
(3) Where it is desired to have an agreement made a judgment of the court, a memorandum thereof shall be sent by any interested party to the clerk of the court who shall, subject to the provisions hereinafter contained, on being satisfied as to its genuineness, record such memorandum in a special register, and thereupon the memorandum shall for all purposes be enforceable as a judgment of the court:
Provided that(a) no such, memorandum shall be
recorded before fourteen days after the despatch by the clerk, by registered post, of
notice to the parties interested; and
(b) where a workman seeks to record a
memorandum of agreement between his emplo er and himself, for the payment of compensation under this Ordinance and the employer proves by affidavit that the workman has in fact returned to work and is earning wages as he did before the accident, and objects to the recording of such memniorandumn, the memorandum shall only be recorded, if at all, on such terms as the court
under the circumstances may think just.
22. (1) Where any person (in this section Sub-contract. referred to as the principal "), in the course of or ing. for the purposes of ii triad or business, contracts with any other p~r in (in this section referred to as "the contractor ") for the execution by or under the contractor of the whole or any part of any work undertaken by the principal, the principal shal, provide d the notice of the accident required under section 16 is given to him, be liable to pay to any workman employed in the execution
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of the work any compensation under this Ordinance which he w uld have been liable to pay if that workman had been immediately employed by him; aind where compensation is claimed from or proceedings are taken against the principal, then in the application of this Ordinance references to the principal shall be substituted for references to the employer, except that the amount of compensation shall be calculated with reference to the earnings of the worknimn under the employer by
whom hie is immediately employed:
Provided that, where the contract relates to
threshing, ploughing, or other agricultural work and the contractor provides and uses machinery driven by mechanical power for the purposes of such work, he and he alone shall be liable under this Ordinance to pay compensation to any workman employed by him on such work.
(2) Where the principal is liable to pay
compensation under this section he shall be entitled to be indemnified by any person who would have been liable to pay compensation to the workman
independently of this section.
(3) Nothing in this section shall be construed
as preventing a workman recovering compensation under this Ordinance from the contractor instead
of the principal.
(4) This section shall not apply in any case
where the accident occurred lsewhere than on, or in, or about premises on which the principal has undertaken to execute the work or which are
otherwise under his control or management.
Compensation 23. (1) If a workman contracts any disease Ifor occupa- to which this section applies, and the disease is due tional diseatses,
to the nature of the employment, and the incapacity or death of the workman results from that disease, compensation shall be payable as if the disease was a personal injury by accident arising out of and in the course of that emp)loyinenit, and all the provisions of this OUrdinance shall apply aecordiUg'ly, subject however to the provisions of
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(2) For the purpose of calculating the earnings of the workman in a claim for compensation under this section, the commencement of the incapacity of the workman, or the date of his death if there has been no previous period of incapacity, shall be treated as the date of the happening of the accident, if he is then employed in any employment to the nature of which the disease is due, by the employer from whom the compensation is claimed, and, if he is not then so employed, the last day on which he was so employed shall for this purpose be treated as the date of the happening of the
(3) For all other purposes of this Ordinance, the commencement of the incapacity of the workman, or the date of his death if there has been no previous period of incapacity, shall be treated as the date of the happening of the accident.
(4) If the disease has been contracted by a gradual process, so that two or more employers are severally liable to pay compensation in respect thereof under this section, the aggregate amount of compensation recoverable shall not exceed the amount that would have been recoverable if those employers had been a single employer, and in any such case those employers shall, in default of agreement, be entitled as between themselves to such rights of contribution as the magistrate thinks just, having regard to the circumstances of the case, in any action brought or application made by any of them for this purpose.
(5) The diseases to which this section applies shall be prescribed by Order from time to time of the Governor in Council.
(6) Nothirg in this section shall affect the right of a working to compensation in respect of a disease to which thih sAtetion do((s nlot apply if the disease is contracted as a result of an injury in respect 'bf which hie is entitled to compensation under the other provisions of this Ordinance.
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Comp1ulsory 24. (1) Subject to the provisions of this
insurance Ordinance, it shall not be lawful for any person to against workmen's con- employ another person as a workmani unless there pensation is in force in relation to the emploh)yment of that claims. workman a policy of insurance or other contract of
indemnity in respect of the liability of the employer in caseof the death of or bodily injury to the workman arising out of and in the course of
Provided that this subsection shall apply only
to the employments set out in subsection (3) of this section, unless the (overnor in Council by Order published in the (azette declares that it shall apply to any other employment mentioned in that Order, and the (Governor in Council may at any time and from time to time make a new Order applying this subsection to other employments and
may alter, amend or revoke any such Order:
Provided further that this subsection shall not
apply where the workman is employed by or on behalf of the Crown or the Government of the
(2) The Administrator or any person authorised by him in that behalf may call for and inspect any policy of insurance taken out under the provisions of this section.
(3) The employments to which subsection (1)
of this section applies are(a) any employment connected with building construction and structural work in connection with buildings, if more than three
workmen are engaged thereupon;
(b) any employment connected with any woodworking machinery or sawmill, sugar factory, foundry, docks, wharves or quays and
the loading and unloading of ships thereat;
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(c) any employment connected with
mining or forestry; and
(d) any employment connected with any
(4) The Governor in Council may, if satisfied that a bond in such sum of money as he may fix entered into by an employer with sufficient sureties offers as good a security for the payment of compensation under this Ordinance, direct that such bond may be accepted in lieu of the insurance or contract of indemnity required under subsection (1) of this section and every, such bond, made in favour of the Treasurer and deposited with the Registrar of the Supreme Court shall, for the purposes of subsection (1) of this section, stand in lieu of, and have the same effect as such insurance or contract of indemnity.
(5) The Treasurer shall, upon any employer failing to pay any sum of money agreed upon or adjudged by the court to be paid as compensation under tiiis Ordinance for the benefit of a workman or his dependants, enforce the bond in relation to that workman and the bond, if given to secure the payment of compensation in respect of other workmen, shall remain in force as regards the other workmen, notwithstanding such enforcement.
(6) Every person who acts in contravention of subsection (1) of' this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred and forty dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding' three months.
(7) Notwithstanding anything contained in any law prescribing the time within which proceedings may he brought under the Magistrate's Code of Procedure Act, proceedings Cap. 61. for an offence under this section may be brought within a period of six months from the date on which it first came to the knowledge of the prosecutor that the offence had been committed.
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(8) In subsection (3) of this section,
"dangerous operation means an operation connected with any manufacture, machinery, plant or process, or any description of manual labour in factories, workshops or elsewhere which the Governor in Council may, by notice published in the Gazette, declare to be dangerous to life or limb for the purposes of workmen's compen.
Conditions 25. (1) If, after insurance has been
iderwhitfh effected or other contract of indemnity entered liability for
payment by into or a bond securing the payment of compenmsurer ame sation given pursuant to section 24, an employer becomes liable to pay compensation to a workman or his dependants, then notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any policy of insurance contract of indemnity or bond contained, the insurer or person liable to indemnify the employer or to secure the payment of compensation under a bond shall pay the compensation agreed upon or adjudged to be paid, including any sum payable in respect of
costs, in the manner prescribed in section 14.
(2) No sum shall, under the provisions of
this section, be payable by an insurer or person liable under a contract of indemnity or a bond
given to secure payment of compensation(a) unless, in the case of compensation agreed upon between an employer and a workman or his dependants, such insurer or other person liable as aforesaid consented to pay the sum agreed upon as compensation
to the workman or his dependants; or
(b) unless, in the case of compensation adjudged by the court to be paid to a worknian or his dependants, the insurer or person liable as aforesid had notice of the application to determine the compensation in time to enable him to apply to be added as a co.-defendant, if hlie is so minded; or
(c) in respect of any judgment to pay conpenation, so long as execution thereon is
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stayed by the court or pending appeal;
(3) No sum shall, under the provisions of this section, be payable by an insurer in respect of a policy of insurance if before the lNppening of the event which was the cause of death or personal injury giving rise to the liability, the policy was cancelled by mutual consent or by virtue of any provision contained therein.
(4) On the application of an insurer, or other person liable under a contract of indemnity or bond to secure the paynmeiit of compensation, the court shall add the insurer or other such person as a co-defendant, and he shall have the same right to defend the proceedings as if he were the employer.
(5) WIhere any sum paid by the insurer or person liable to indemnify the employer or to secure the payment of compensation under a bond is covered by the policy of insurance contract of indemnity or bond (as the case may be) by virtue only of this section, such sum shall be recoverable by the insurer or other person as aforesaid from the employer.
26. (1) Every employer to whom section Registration 24 applies shall- of mplo. ers.
(a) within thirty days after the commencement of this Ordinance in the case of
an employer already in business; or
(b) within thirty days after commencing business,
make application for registration to the Administrator on the prescribed form.
(2) The Administrator shall, upon the receipt by him of an application under subsection (1) of this section containing the particulars specified in the prescribed form and on being satisfied that the particulars are correct, forthwith register the employer and the particu-
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lars thereof to which the application relates and he shall issue to the applicant a certificate of
registration on the prescribed form.
(3) Where any change takes place in any
of the particulars registered under subsectioni (2) of this section, the employer shall, within thirty days after the date upon which the change takes place, make application to the Administrator for the registration of the change and the Administrator shall amend the register accordingly and issue to the applicant a certificate
of registration of the change as aforesaid.
(4) The Administrator may take such
steps as he may consider necessary to ascertain whether the particulars supplied by the employers who apply for registration are correct.
(5) Any person who fails to comply with
the requirements of this section, or who wilfully delays or obstructs the Administrator or any officer appointed by him in the exercise of any power, duty or function under this section, shall be liable on summary conviction to a
penalty not exceeding twehity-five dollars.
ALTERNATIVE REMEDIES. Alternative 27. (1) When the injury was caused by remedies,
remedies the personal negligence or wilful act of the
employer or of some person for whose act or default the employer is responsible, nothing in this Ordinance shall affect any civil liability of the employer, but in that case the workman may at his option claim compensation under this Ordinance, or take proceedings independently of this Ordinance, hut the employer shall nlot )e liable to pay compensation under this Ordinance and damages. Acceptance of compensation under this Ordinance shall not operate as a bar to proceedings independent of this Ordinance unless it is proved that the workman being fully aware of his right to take proceedings independent of this Ordinance and of his rights under subsection (2) of this section elected to accept compensation under this Ordinance or unless in the opinion of the Court such bar would otherwise cause undue hardship to the workman.
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(2) If, within the time limited in this Ordinance for taking proceedings, an action is brought to recover damages independently of this Ordinance for injury caused by an accident, and it is determined in such action or on appeal that the injury is one for which the employer is not liable in such action, but that he would have been liable to pay compensation under the provisions of this Ordinance, the action shall be dismissed; but the court in which the action is tried, or, if the determination is the determination on an appeal (by either party) by an appellate tribunal, that tribunal, shall, if the plaintiff so choose, proceed to assess such compensation, but may deduct from such compensation all or part of the costs which, in its judgment, have been caused by the plaintiff bringing the action instead of proceeding under this Ordinance:
Provided that the said court or the appellate tribunal may, instead of itself assessing such compensation, remit the case to the magistrate for the assessment of the compensation, and in such case may order the magistrate to deduct from the amount of compensation assessed by him all or part of such costs as aforesaid.
(3) In any proceedings under subsection (2) of this section, when the court or appellate tribunal assesses the compensation, it shall give a certificate of the compensation it has awarded and the directions it has given as to the deduction of costs. and such certificate shall have the force and effect of, and shall be registered as, an agreement under this Ordinance.
28. Where the injury for which comnpen- Remedies sation is payable under this Ordinance was aloyins d caused under circumstances creating a legal stranger. liability in some person other than the employer to pay damages in respect thereof(a) the workman may take proceedings
both against that person to recover damages and against any person liable to pay compensation under this Ordinance but shall not be entitled to recover both damages
and compensation; and
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(b) if the workman has recovered compensation under this Ordinance, the person by whom the compensation was paid, and any person who has been called on to pay an indemnity under section 22 (relating to liability in case of workmen employed by contractors) shall be entitled to be indem.
nified by the person so liable to pay damages as aforesaid, and all questions as to the right to and amount of any such indemnity shall, in default of agreement, be
settled by the court.
INSOLVENCY OR BANKRUPTCY OF EMPLOYER.
Provisions as 29. (1) Where the employer has entered to ases of into a contract with any insurers in respect of insolvency or
bankruptcy of any liability under this Ordinance to any emrnployer, workman, then, in the event of the employer
becoming insolvent or bankrupt, or making a comrnposition or arrangement with his creditors, or, if the employer is a company, in the event of the company having commenced to be wound up or a receiver or manager of the company's business or undertaking having been duly appointed, or possession having been taken by or on behalf of the holders of debentures secured by a floating charge of any property comprised in or subject to the charge, the rights of the employer a ainst the insurers as respects that liability shall, notwithstanding anything in the enactments relatiiing to insolvency or bankruptcy and the winding up of companies, be transferred to and vest in the workman, and upon any such transfer the insurers shall have the same rights and remedies and he subject to the same liabilities as if they were the employer, so however that the insurers shall not be under any greater liability to the workman than they
would have been under to the employer.
(2) if the liability of the insurers to the
workman is less than the liability of the employer to the workman, the workman may prove for the balance ini the insolvency or
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bankruptcy or liquidation, or, as the case may be, he may recover the balance from the
receiver or manager.
(3) There shall be included among the debts which(a) under section 38 of the Bankruptcy
Act are, in the distribution of the property Cap. 1.
or assets of a bankrupt, to be paid in
priority to all other debts; and
(b) under section 195 of the Companies
Act are in the winding utip of a company to Cap. 140.
be paid in priority to all other debts,
the amount due in respect of any compensation or liability for compensation accrued before, the following date, that is to say:(i) in the first case the date of the
receiving order; and
(ii) in the second case the date of the
commencement of the winding up
of the company.
For the purposes of this provision where the Lump sum in compensation is a weekly or half-monthly pay- lieu of ment, the amount due in respect thereof shall,payments. failing agreement between the two parties, be a lump sumi to be fixed by the court.
(4) The provisions of this section with No priority if respect to preferences and priorities shall not insured. apply where the insolvent or bankrupt or the company has entered into such a contract with insurers as aforesaid.
(5) This section shall not apply where a Vomintary company is wound up voluntarily merely for the liquidation, purposes of reconstruction or of amalgamation with another company.
30. (1) If the employer becomes insolvent Employer and is ordered to pay compensation under this liable for compensation
Ordinance, he shall, if requested, disclose todisclse whether he is insured againstt personal injury to ns~r,. or death of the workman employed by him and, if so insured, the name and address of the insurer and the amount for which he is insured.
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(2) When the insurer indemnifies an em-.
ployer against liability to pay compensation and has used or uses that employer's name or has acted on his behalf in any proceedings under this Ordinance, that insurer, shall be bound by the decision given upon those proceedings in the same manner and to the same extent as the employer and the insurer shall indemnify the
Provided that the liability of, the insurer
shall be limited by the terms and conditions of the policy of insurance subsisting between
him and the employer.
APPLICATION TO SPECIAL CLASSES OF PERSONS.
Application to 81. (1) The provisions of this Ordinance shall workm n apply to a workman in the employment of the the employ- apy wim i h
ment of the Crown where in consequence of injury received Crown. by any such workman in the discharge of his
duties either (a) no pension or gratuity is payable to him or, in case of death, to his dependants, or (b) a pension or gratuity is so payable but is less than the compensation payable under this Ordinance in which case the compensation under this Ordinance shall be payable only to the extent of the difference between such pension or gratuity and the compensation otherwise payable
under this Ordinance.
(2) In this section the references to pension
or gratuity shall be construed as meaning a pension or gratuity which is payable under any law relating to pensions in a case of injury received or death occurring in the discharge of duty in the service of' tile Government of the ('olony as defined in such law and which would not he payable if the injury were received or the death
Applicationto 832. (1) In the application of this Ordiworkmen in nance to workmen in the employment of a local the employment of o authority, the exercise and performance by it of local authori- its powers and duties conferred and imposed by ty. law, or.by-law or regulation shall be regarded
as the trade, business or undertaking of that
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(2) The provisions, of the last preceding section shall, mutatis nmutodis, apply in respect of a workman in the employment of any local authority where provision exists by law or by-taw or regulation for the grant of a pension or gratuity to such workman in the case of an injury received by him in the discharge of his duties, or to any other person in the event of the workman's death resulting from that injury.
38. (1) This Ordinance shall apply to Application to masters, seamen, and apprentices to the sea persons mployod on
service, provided that such persons are workmen ships. within the meaning of this Ordinance, and are members of the crew of any ship registered in the Colony, or of any other British ship or vessel of which the owner, or (if there is more than one owner) the managing owner, or manager resides or has his principal place of business in the Colony, subject to the following
(a) the notice of accident and the
claim for compensation may, except where the person injured is the master, be given to the master of the ship as if he were the employer, but where the accident happened and the incapacity commenced on board the ship it shall not l)e necessary to give any
notice of the accident;
(b) in the case of the death of the
master, seaman or apprentice, the application for compensation shall be made within six months after news of the death has been
received by the claimant;
(c) where the injured master, seaman
or apprentice is discharged or left behind in a British possession or in a foreign country, depositions respecting the circumstances and nature of the iniijury may be taken by any Judge or magistrate ini the british possession, and by any British consular officer iii the foreign country, tid if so taken shall be transmitted by the person by whom they were taken to the Governor, and such depositions or certified copies thereof
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shall in any proceedings for enforcing the claim be admissable in evidence as provided in sectins 691 and 695 of the Merchant 57 & 58 Vict. Shipping Act, 1894, and those sections shall o60. apply accordingly;
(d) in the case of the death of a master, seaman or apprentice leaving no dependants, no compensation shall be payable, if the owner of the ship is under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, liable to pay
expenses of b)urial
(() the weel y or half-monthly payminent shall not he payable in respect of the period during which the owner of the ship is, under any law in force for the time being in the Colony relating to merchant shipping, liable to defray the expenses of maintenance of the injured master or seaman
(f) any sum payable by way of
compensation by the owner of the ship under this Ordinance shall he paid in full notwithstanding anything in section 503 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, (which
relates to the limitations of shipowner's liability in certain cases of loss of life, injury or damage), but the limitation of the owner's liability imposed by that section shall.apply to the amount recoverable by way of indemnity under section 28 (relating to remedies both against employer ard stranger) as if the indemnity were damages
for loss of life or personal injury;
(q) subsections (2) and (3) of section 174 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, (which relates to the recovery of wages of seamen lost with their ship) shall apply as respects proceedings for the recovery of compensation by dependan ts of roasters, seamen and alpprentices lost with their ship as they apply with respect to p)roceediVnls for the recovery of wnges due to seamen and apprentices; and proceedings for the recovery of coml)ensation shall in such a case be 'maintainable if the application is made within 18 months of the date at which
No. 5 of 1957. Workmens ( Comnpensation 39 Mo'the ship is deemed to have been lost with SERAT.
(2) This Ordinance shall also apply to any person not being a master, seaman or apprentice to the sea service, employed on hoard any such ship as is mentioned in this section, if he is so employed for the purposes of the ship or of any passengers or cargo or mails carried by the ship, and if he is otherwise a workman within the netentionof meap.ing of this Ordinance. ships.
34. (1) If it is alleged that the owners of any ship are liable as such owners to pay compensation under this Ordinance, and at any time that ship is found in any port of the Colony, or within three miles of the coast thereof, a J judge of the Supreme Court may, upon its beiniq shown to himn by any person applying in accordance with the rles, of court that the owners are probably hable as such to pay such compensation, and that none of the owners reside in the Colony, issue an order directed to any officer of customnis or other officer named by the Judge requiring him to detain the ship until such time as the owners, agent, master, or consignee thereof have paid such compensation, or have given security, to be approved by the J udge, t) abide the event of any proceedings that may be instituted to recover such compensation and to pay such compensation and costs as miv be awarded thereon; and any officer of customs or other officer to whom the order is directed shall detain the ship accordingly.
(2) In any legal proceeding to recover such compensation, the person giving security shall be made defendant, and the production of the order of the Jludte, made in relation to the security, shall be conclusive evidence of the liability of the defend: nt to the proceding.
(3) Where a complaint is made to the Governor that before an application can be made under this section the ship in respect of which the application is to be made will have departed from the limits within which she cn be arrested, the ship shall, if the Governor so directs, be detained for such time as will allow the application to be made and the result thereof to be communicated to the officer detaining the ship, and that officer shall not be liable for any costs or damages in respect of
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SERRAT. the detention, if made in accordance with the
directions of the Governor.
(4) Section 692 of the Merchant Shipping a& 58s vict. Act, 1894, shall apply to the detention of a ship
. o. under this Ordinance as it applies to the detention
of a ship under that Act, and, if the owner of a ship is a corporation, it shall for the purposes of this section be deemed to reside in the Colony if it has an office in the Colony at which service of
writs can be effected.
(5) Where a ship has been demised to
charterers, the provisions of this section shall apply to claims against the charterers of the ship as they apply to claims against the owners of a ship with
the substitution of charterers for owners:
Provided that no ship shall be detained on a
claim against the charterers of the ship after the expiration of the term for which the ship is
demised to them.
Workman's 35. If an employer on whom notice of the
right to apply accident has been served as aforesaid does not for compen- .
sation if no within four weeks after the receipt of the notice amount agree in writing with the workman as to the
agreed in four .
weeks. amount of compensation to be paid, the workman
may make such application as in this Ordinance is provided for enforcing his claim to compensation. All claims to 36. (1) All claims for compensation under be determined this Ordinance and any matter arising out of by magistrate. proceedings thereunder shall be determined by the
magistrate's court of the district in which there occurred the accident in respect of which the claim for compensation arose whatever may be the
amount involved. All such questions Ahall be
determined upon application made to such magistrate in manner provided by this Ordinance:
Provided that(a) a claim may be had and taken in a nlagistrate's court of a district on.which both
parties mutually agree;
(b) the Governor in Council from timnie to time may, for the convenience of parties and the saving of expense hy ordierW, direct inII what magistrate's court proceedings for compensation may be taken in respect of
No. 5 of 1957. IVorkmen's Comipensation. 41 MoNtSERRAT.
accidents occurring in any area specified in the
(2) (i) The court may, subject to regulations Reference by
made under this Ordinance, submit court to medito a medical referee for report any efere.
matter of a medical character which seems material to any question arising in the course of the proceedings before the court;
(ii) when the court has decided to refer
a matter to a medical referee by virtue of the provisions of paragraph (i) of this subsection, the court shall fix the time within which the parties may come to an agreement as to the choice of a medical referee, and failing such agreement, the court shall refer the matter to a medical referee chosen by the court;
(iii) a medical referee to whom any such
reference is made shall, in accordance with regulations made under this Ordinance, give a certificate of his findings and such certificate shall be conclusive evidence as to the matters
(iv) regulations may be made by the
Governor in Council for prescribing the duties of the medical referee in cases of reference made under this subsection and the forms to be used.
(3) No application for the settlement of any matter by the court shall he made unless and until some question ihas arisen between the parties in connection therewith which they have been unable to settle by agreement.
37. (1) A workman or an employer (here. Application for compeninafter called the applicant ") who desires the sation to be determination of any question arising out of an lodged with I clerk of court
accident in hih c ,,rpensation is or might be accompanied claimed shall iodge ith the clerk of the magistrate's ,y particucourt a written application in the prescribed form. accompanied by particulars containing-
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(ai) n emilciw statement of the circuin(111Hittel' Which the lipllcat in I ni~ ale anil the relief or order w~hi the app~liant climsl), or the questions which lie desires to
(b) the full namie and address oif the appl~icant a'I of his attorney or agei~t and the
namne and address of the respondent.
(2) If the application h~e made byan em lloer
it shall be accomp anied hr a stat ent whether. hie admits his ] iablity to pay comptersaI ion, or deies' such liability, and whether the aid nSsion o ('1 lnial is total or partial, andl If he ad unit ori den lhak ilitY partially, a statement 4. the extent to wh-ich-1 lie admits or denies liablity. Inr the case of a dienialI
of liability the grounds shall be stated.
(3) If the clerk oIf the court be ;atisfie-d t lat the
applicant is, owingp to illiteracy, bliudniess or any other physical cause, unable to furnish the informantion required, hie shall himself fill in the qpplicatninl
and particulars onl the prescribed formn.
Copy of appli' 38. (1 ) As soon. as an ap)I iCatiofl, Cation und together with the accompanying, particulars particilars to I
be sev'-ed on anti statement herein. presciied. has been respondent. lodg-ed the clerk of t6e court shallI forth with
cause a copy thereof to he served upon tile respondent together with it notice re(1uirillg thle respondent to lodtoe within the clerk of the court such answer as is pre(1scribed in subseetiou (2) of th~is Zectioli wvit hi tilt- period ti trii I preserihl and stating& that in defaulIt of his coitl)]) lg \v ith that or of his appearing at a time and place flxed in the notice, suich order may hie mDeWI under this Ordinance as the inaiistrate thinks just and
epedient. Except with the written emusent,
of tile respond(enlt comifnnulicated to the clerk of the court, Lot less titan fouirteen clear' daiys shall elapse bet ween the date of the service of tile notice upou thle respondent and thie
dte fixed for hearing the application.
Nb. 5 of 1957. forkmnen's Compensation. 43 MoNaSERRAT.
(2) if the respondent intends to oppose an application he shall, within seven days after service of notice, or within such extended period as the raagistrate may upon special request allow, lodge with the clerk of the court written answer containing a concise statement of the extent and grounds of his opposition.
(3) The magistrate may, at any time before the determination of the question in dispute and upon such terms as to adjournment or as to costs as he deems just, allow an application, or any particulars or statement accompanying the same, or any answer thereto, to be amended. Any such amendment shall be lodged with the clerk of the court who shall forthwith cause it to be served upon the
39. Save as is specially provided in this Magistrate to .have power Ordinance a magistrate's court shall, upon or and jurisdicin connection with any question to be deter- tion of magismined thereunder, have all the powers and trate'sort. jurisdictions exercisable and be subject to all the duties and obligations to be performed by a magistrate's court of the district in or in connection with civil actions in such court, and the law, rules and practice in such civil actions shall mutatis rnuta ndis apply; and any order made by a magistrate under this Ordinance may be enforced as if it were a judgment or order of the court.
40. (1) If the workman at the hearing Magistrate of an application be incapacitated by reason of emay adjourn the injury il respect of which the application twelvemonths where there is
is made and if further it be uncertain whether doubt as to C doubt as to
the incapacity is temporary or permanent, or degree of if permanent, whether it is partial or total, the incapacity. magistrate may, if he is satisfied that the workman is entitled to compensation in the event of the incapacity being permanent, adjourn the hearing for a period or periods not exceeding twelve months in all, reckoned from the date of the accident causing, the injury and may make an interim order that the employer shall, in the meantime, pay such
IMoNT- 44 t Workmen ', Cm1pensation. No. 5 of 19.7.
compensation to the workman as is provided by thiA Ordinance int the case of temporary incapacity for work or permanent partial
incapacity for work, asthe case may be.
(2) If the workman at the hearing of an
application be not incapacitated but there is reason to believe that the injury sustained by him mayt, ultimately result in his permanent or total incapacity for work or in his death, the magistrate mnay adjourn the hearing for a period or periods not exceeding twelve months in all, reckoned from the date of the accident causing the injury, so that the wvorkman may retain his right to recover compensation in the case of permanent incapacity, partial or total, resulting ultimately from the injury, or the dependants retain their right to recover compensation in the event of the workman 's
Power of 41. The magistrate may, in his discreumgiatoto tion, on the application of either party to any submit quos-... tions of la proceedings before him or of his own motion
without such application, submit any question of law in the form of a special case for the ruling of a Judge of the Supreme Court, and if he does so, shall decide the question in
conformity with such ruling.
Appeals to 42. (1) An appeal shall lie to the
Supro e Supreme Court from any order of a magistrate Court.
where(a) a q uestion of law is involved:
(b) the decision was one which the magistrate viewing the evidence reasonably
could not properly make:
Provided that from the following orders of a
magistrate, namely:(a) an order awarding as compensation Slump sum, or disallowing a claim in
full or in part for a lump sum;
No. 5 of 1957. Vorkmen's Conpeusation 45 MoTSERRAT.
(b) an order providing for the distribution of compensation among the dependents of a deceased workman, or disallowing any claim of a person allegingI himself
to be such a defendant;
(c) an order allowing or disallowing
any claim for the amount of an indemnity under the provisions of subsection (2) of
section 22; or
(d) an order refusing to register a
memorandum of agreement or registering
the same or providing for the registration of
the same subject to conditions,
no appeal shall lie against any such order unless the amount in dispute in the appeal is more than two hundred and fortyv dollars.
(2) Notwithstanding anything herein contained, no appeal shall lie in anyv case in which the partie,. have agreed to aide by the decision of the magistrate, or in which the order of the magistrate gives effect to an agreement come to by the parties.
43. Save as provided in section 44 the Provisions of provisions of the Magistrate's Code of Procedure Ma gistrate' Act for the time being in force relating to cedure Act to
special cases and to appeals in civil proceedings apply to spefrom a magistrate to at Judge of the Supreme appeals. Court shall apply to and govern any special case submitted to the Judge under section 41, Cap. 61. and, subject to the provisions of subsections (1) and (2) of section 42, any appeal to a Judge of the Supremne Court under this Ordinanvice.
44. Notwithstanding the provisions of sec- Decisions of tion 196 of the Mag istrate's Code of Procedure Jdge of Sprome Court
Act the decision (of a Judge of the Supreme insrpecial cas4 Court in any special case submitted to him or in andt appeals to be final.
any appeal under this Ordinance shall be final. Cap. 6
45. Any provision in a contract of employ- No right to Inent existing at the cominecement of this contract out of Ordinance.
Ordninance, or thereafter entered into, whereby a workmiun or his dependants relinquish any right to compensation under this Ordinance or to damages
MONT- 46 Workmen's Coompensation. No. 5. of 1957.
SERRAT, independently of this Ordinance for personal injury
arising out of or in the course of his employment, whether for the workman or for any dependants
shall be null and void.
Appointment 46. (1) The Governor may appoint any
and remunera- medical practitioner to be a medical referee for the tion of mediceal referee. purpose of this Ordinance and may revoke any
such appointment at any time.
(2) Any appointment made under the preceding subsection, or any revocation of any such appointment, shall take effect on the date of its
publication in the Gazette.
(3) The remuneration of, and other expenses
incurred by, medical referees under this Ordinance shall, subject to regulations itiade under this Ordinance and except so far as they are defrayed by fees received from the parties under this Ordinance, be paid out of moneys provided by the
(4) Where a medical referee has been employed as a medical practitioner in connection with any case by or on behalf of an employer or workman or by any insurers interested, hie shall not act
as medical referee in that case.
(5) The number of medical referees appointed
by the Governor shall be at least three at any
Provided that the reduction, below three,
of the number of medical referees shall not invalidate any reference to, or any certificate given
by, a medical referee.
Application for 47. (1) Where a workman has submitted rere ne to himself for examination by a medical practitioner, medical
referee, or has been examined by a medical practitioner
selected by himself, and the employer or the workman, as the case may be, has within six days after such examination furnished the other with a copy of the report of that practitioner as to the workman's condition, then, in the event of no agreement being come to between the employer and the workman as to the workman's condition or fitness for employment, a magistrate, on application being made to him by one or both parties, may
refer the matter to a medical referee.
No. 5 of 1957. W1orkimens Com1ipensation. 47 MorTSERRAT.
(2) In the case of an application made by both parties under the provisions of the preceding subsection, the magistrate shall refer the matter to a medical referee chosen by both parties, but, if such parties cannot agree on the choice of a medical referee within such time as may be fixed by the magistrate, the magistrate shall refer the matter to a medical referee chosen by him.
(3) The medical referee to whom the matter is so referred shall, in accordance with regulations made under this Ordinance, give a certificate as to the condition of the workman and his fitness for employment, specifying, where necessary, the kind of employment for which he is fit, and that certificate shall be conclusive evidence as to the matters so certified.
(4) Where no agreement can be come to between the employer and the workman as to whether or to what extent the incapacity of the workman is due to the accident, the provisions of this section shall, subject to any regulations made under this Ordinance, apply as if the question were a question as to the condition of the workman.
(5) If a workman, on being required so to do, refuses to submit himself for examination by a medical referee t,) whom the matter has been so referred as aforesaid, or in any way obstructs the same, his right to compensation and to take or prosecute any proceeding under this Ordinance in relation to compensation, or, in the case of a workman in receipt of a weekly or half-monthly payment under this Ordinance, his right to that weekly or half-monthly payment shall be suspended until such examination has taken place.
48. Every employer in any industry to Employers to
which the Governor rmay direct that this section ake returns of injuries.
shall apply and every insurance company shall, on or before snuch day in every year as the Governor may direct, send to the Administrator a correct return specifying thie number of injuries in respect of which compensation has been paid by such employer or insurance company, as the case may be, under this Ordinance during the previous year, and the amount of such compensation
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together with such other patrticulars as to the cornmpensation as the Governor may direct and in default of complying with this section any such employer or insurance company shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars.
Display of 49. (1) There shall be displayed at or near
notice, every mine, quarry, factory or workshop a notice
containing such abstract of this Ordinance and the regulations made thereunder as mnay be prescribed
by the Administrator.
(2) Any person who fails to comply with the
requirements of subsection (1) of this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty
not exceeding ten dollars.
Regulations. 50. The Governor in Council shall have
power to make regulations for(a) prescribing the procedure and forms in respect of matters to be done under this
(b) matters which are specifically mentioned in this Ordinance as being matters which may be prescribed by regulation; and
(c) generally for carrying out the objects and provisions of this Ordinance.
Enforcement. 51. The Administrator may institute or
cnuse to be instituted any prosecution for the purpose of enforcing any of the provisions of sections 26, 48 and 49 and any officer appointed for the purpose by the Administrator nmay appear
as prosecutor on his behalf.
Revocation of 52. The declaration embodied in section 2 declaration of the Workmen's Compensation (G -,eneral and repeal.
9/1937. Legislative Competency) Ordinance, 1937, is
hereby revoked and the Acts and Ordinance se:
out in the Second Schednle are hereby repealed.
No. 5 of 1957. Workmen's Compensation. 49 MONTSERRAT.
58. This Ordinance shall come into Comm~enceoperation on a day to be appointed by the ment ,d Governor by proclamation published in the saving. Gazette, but shall not apply in any case where the accident happene i before the commencement of this Ordinance.
A. F. DAWKINS,
Passed the Legislatie Council this 11th day of January, 1957.
Js. H. CARROTT,
Clerk of the Council.
FIRST SCHEDULE. SECTION 8(1)(c)(i).
per cent um.
Loss of two limbs Loss of both hands or of all fingers and thumbs Total loss of sight
Injuries resulting in being bedridden permanently 100
Any other injury causing permanent total disablement Loss of remaining eye by one-eyed workman Loss of remaining arm by one-armed workman Loss of remaining leg by one-legged workman J
Loss of arm at shoulder ... 80
Loss of arm above elbow ... ... 70
Loss of arm below elbow ...... 60
Loss of hand at wrist ... ... 60
Loss of four fingers and thumb on one hand ... 60
Loss of four fingers ... ... 45
Loss of thumb-both phalanges ...... 35
one phalanx ... ... 15
Loss of index finger-three phalanges ... 15
two phalanges ... 10
one phalanx ... 8
Loss of middle finger-three phalanges ... 8
two phalanges ... 4
one phalanx ... 2
Loss of ring finger-three phalanges ... 8
two phalanges ... 4
one phalanx ... 2
Loss of little finger-three phalanges ... 5
two phalanges ... 3
one phalanx ... 2
Loss of metacarpals-first or second (additional) ... 5 third, fourth or fifth (additional) 5 Loss of leg-at hip joint ... ... 75
above knee ... 70
at knee ... 70
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below knee ... ... 60
at ankle ...... 40
Loss of foot-at ankle ... ... 40
above the junction of the foot with toes 35 Loss of toes-all... ... 35
great, both phalanges ... 15
great, one phalanx ...... 15
other than great, if more than one toe lost each 3 Loss of eye-eye out .. ... 40
sight of ...... 40
lens of... ... 30
sight of, except perception of light ... 40 Loss of hearing-both ears ...... 70
one ear ... ... 20
Total permanent loss of use of member shall be treated as loss of member.
The percentage of incapacity for ankylosis of any joint shall be reckoned as from 25 to 100 per cent., of the incapacity for loss of the use of that member, according to whether the joint is ankylosed in a favourable or unfavourable position.
In the case of a right-handed workman, an injury to the left arm or hand and, in the case of a left-handed workman, to the right arm or hand shall be rated at ninety per centum of thie above percentages.
Where there is a loss of two or more parts of the hand, the percentage of incal)acity shall not be more than for the whole hand.
A one-eyed workman who on entering employment has failed to disclose thn, fact to his employer shall, if he loses his remaining eye, be entitled to compensation in respect of a degree of disablement of forty per centum only.
For the purposes of this Schedule, a one-eyed workman means a workman who has lost the sight of one eye.
SECOND SCHEDULE (Section 52)
No. & year Short Title
9/1939 The Workmen's Compensation (General Legislative Compe tency) Ordinance, 1937.
11/1937 The Workmen's Compensation Act, 1937. 811939 The Workmen's Compensation (Amendment) Act, 1939. 16/1941 The Workmen's Compensation (Amendment) Act, 1941.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Antigua, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN. Government Printer.--By Authority.
47/00360-520-2.57. [Price 60 cents.]
N No.. 14 of 1956. General Local Loan VIRGIN
P. D. MACDONALD, Acting Governor.
12th December, 1956.
No. 14 of 1956.
An Ordinance to declare the terms and conditions
applicable to Local Loans authorised to be
raised by the issue of debentures.
[12th December, 1956] Commencement.
ENACTED) by the Legislature of the Colony of the Virgin Islands.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the short title. General Local Loan Ordinance, 1956.
2. In this Ordinance, unless the contex Interpretaotherwise requires- tion.
"prescribed" means prescribed by this
Ordinance or by any rules or regulations made thereunder.
"Treasurer" means the officer for the
time being performing the duties
of the Treasurer of the Colony.
3. This Ordinance shall be applicable only to scope. loans raised locally in the Colony.
4. Whenever by an Ordinance authority Loans to be shall have been given to the Governor to raise any raised by desum of money for the purposes mentioned in such venture Ordinance, the Governor may from time to time, as he may deem expedient, raise such sum or any part thereof by debentures issued under the provisions of this Orlinance.
VIoIN 2 General Local Loan No. 14 of 1 56.
Loans to be a 5. The principal monies and interest reprecharge upon sented by such debentures are hereby charged
general revenre upon and shall be payable out of the general
revenues and assets of the Colony.
Borrowing 6. Such debentures shall be issued in the
upon deben- Colony upon the best and most favourable terms tures .
that can be obtained and shall be signed by the Governor and Treasurer or by any other person or persons thereto specially authorised by the
Amount of 7. Each debenture may be fora sum of one
each deben- hundred dollars, two hundred dollars, five hundred ture,
dollars, one thousand dollars, or five thousand
Debentures 8. The debentures shall be redeemable
may be either eiterfixed date or
drawing (a) at par on a fixed date to be declared
debentures. on the issue of the debentures, such date not
being later than sixty years from the datc of issue: Provided that the Governor may reserve the option to redeem the debentures prior to such date on such conditions as may be
declared at the time of issue (such debentures being hereinafter referred to as fixed-date
(b) by annual drawings at par or at the option of the Governor by purchase in the market as hereinafter provided (such debentures being hereinfter referred to as drawing
Debentures 9. Every debenture shall before being issued
to ereg is- be registered by the Treasurer in a register to be tered and1
transferable kept for that purpose at the office of the Treasurer, by instrument and the Iane and address of the bolder of each in writing.
din writing. ebenture and all transfers of debentures shall be
noted in the register. Debentures shall be transferable by instrument in writing in, such form andi subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by
Register to 10. (1) The entries in the registers kept
be conclusive under the provisions of this Ordinanice shall be evidence of
facts entered conclusive evidence of the facts, matters, particulars therein. and transaction to which these entries relate.
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(2) A copy of an entry in the register certified under the hand of the Treasurer to be a true copy of the original entry shall be receivable in evidence in any judicial proceedings unless a Judge of the Supreme Court shall otherwise direct.
11. Debentures shall be in such form as the Form of deGovernor may direct or approve. benture.
12. The inte-est upon the principal repre- Payment of sensed by each debenture shall run from the day interest, named in that behalf in the debenture, and shall be payable half-yearly Qn the days named in that behalf in the debenture at the office of the Treasurer in such manner as may be prescribed by the Governor.
18. (1) So long as any of the debentures Mode of proremain outstanding the Governor shall, in each hiding for payment of
half-year ending with the day on which the interest interest on on the debenture falls due, appropriate out of the debentures 7 for contribugeneral revenues and assets of the Colony a sum tion to sinkequal to one half-year's interest on the whole of the ing fund. debentures issued, including any which may have been redleeied.
(2) The G)verior shall also in the half-year ending on the date specified in the terms of issue of the loan as that on which the first contribution to the sinking fund shall bp taken and in each subsequent half-year appropriate out of the said revenues and assets of the Colony, for the formation of a sinking fund, an additional sum equal to one-half of the annual contribution to be decided upon by the Governor on the issue of the loan. Such contribution -hill be in respect of the total nominal mount of all the debentures issued, including any which mnay have been redeemed.
(3) D)ebentures shall not be deemed to be outstanding for the purposes of this Ordinance by reaso only that one or more of the debentures have not been presented for payminent oim the day appointed for payment and have, in consequence, not been paid.
VIRGIN 4 generall Local Loan No. 14 of 1956.
Creation of 14. In thile case of fixed-date debentures so
sinking fund much of the monies appropriated as aforesaid as f.r redemption of deben- shall not be required for the immediate payment tures payable of interest shall be remitted to the Crown Agents on a fixed
date. for the formation of a sinking fund and the Crown
Agents shall place at interest or invest the money so remitted to them in the purchase of such securities as may be approved by the Secretary of State as a sinking fund for the final extinction of the debt and shall also place at interest or invest the dividends interest or produce of such investments in the purchase of like securities and may from time to time with the approval of the Secretarv of State change any such investments and shall hold such fund in trust for the repayments of the principal monies for the time being
represented by the debentures: Provided that if at any time the trustees of the sinking fund are satisfied that the value of the fund will be sufficient with further accumulations of interest, hut without further payments of contributions to enable the debentures to be redeemed out of the proceeds of the sinking fund when the same shall fall due to be redeemed, the Governor may with the approval of the Secretary of State suspend further payment of contributions to the said sinking fund: Provided further that contributions to the sinking fund shall be recommenced if the trustees shall at any time
inform the Governor that it, is necessary.
Disposal of 15. In the case of drawing debentures so
sinking fund much of the monies appropriated as aforesaid as when debentures are shall not be required for the immediate payment redeemed by of interest and the accumulations thereon shall be nurehase of
annual held by the Treasurer in trust to apply them to
drawings. the purchase of the debentures when they can be
obtained it a price not exceeding par and secondly to the redemption of the debentures by means of
annual drawings in the manner following:Appointment (a) after he commencement of the conof day for
drawing tributions to the sinking find in respect of
debentures. any loan, and so long thereafter as any of the
debentures remain outstanding, the Governor shall, in every year, unless the whole of the money applicable in that year to the redemption of debentures has been applied in the
No. 14 of 1956. General Local Loan 5 VIRGIN
purchase thereof, appoint a day in that year for the drawing by lot of the debentures
to be redeemed;
(b) if a day is appointed for drawing, Notice of time
the Treasurer shall give by advertisement in and place
the Gazette and in at least one of the local drawing.
newspapers, (if any,) circulating in t h e Colony, and also by posting public notices in the Colon', not less than fifteen days'
previous notice, specifying the day on which, and the hour and the place at which, the
drawing will take place;
(c) on the day and at the hour and place Mode of
so specified the Governor and the Treasurer drawing
or any other officers appointed by the Governor for the purpo(,se shall hold a meeting at which the holder )f any debenture may if he thinks fit, be present, and shall then in the pro ence of such debenture holders as may attend draw by lot, out of the whole number of debentures for the time being outstanding, debentures of the specified nominal amount;
(d) the Governor and the Treasurer, or Notice of do.eany other offic: rs appointed as aforesaid, shall bontures drawn for
thereupon declare the distinguishing numbers redemption.
of the debentures drawn for redemption, and the Treasurer, shall, as soon as may be, by advertisement in the Gazette and at least one of the local newspapers (if any,) circulating in the Colony, specify those numbers and appoint a day, not being later as to each debenture than the day on which the then current half-year's interest thereon is payable, on which the principal monies represented by the debentures so distinguished will be repaid.
Notice of the debentures drawn for redemption shall also be sent by post to the
registered holders of such debentures;
(e) from and after the day so appointed Payment of
the Treasurer shall at his office, pay on drawn debendemand to the holders of the debentures t .
VIRGIN 6 General tLocal Loan No. 14 of 1956.
drawn for payment the principal monies represented by these debentures, with all
interest payable thereon up to the appointed
Cessation of 16. From and after the d(lay appointed for
interest from the repayment of any debenture, whether a fixedday appointed for payment date or a drawing debenture, all interest on the of principal. principal monies represented thereby shall cease
and determine, whether payment of the principal
shall have been demanded or not.
Redeemed 17. Upon repayment of the principal monies
debentures to represented by any debentures, such debentures be cancelled. .
shall be delivered up to the Treasurer to be by him cancelled and retained. Any drawing debenture redeemed by purchase shall likewise be so
cancelled and retained.
Expenses of 18. All expenses of or incidental to the
redemption to redemption of the debentures and the costs and( be borne by
sinking Fand, expenses of all notices required by this Ordinance
to be given may be paid out of the sinking fund.
G. P. ALLSEBROOK,
Passed the Legislative Council the 20th d(lay
of November, 1956.
H. O. CREQUE,
(Clerk of the Council.
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STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1956, NO. 5,.
THE FREEMANVILLE EXTENSION SCHEME, MADE BY THE
CENTRAL AUTHORITY AND APPROVED BY' THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL UNDEiR SECTION 6 OF TUlE TOWN AND COUNTRY
PLANNING ORDINANCE, 1948 (No, 4 ov 1948).
1. Designation of Scheme. The Scheme set out
hereunder shall be designated the Freemanville Extension
2. Area of Scheme. The provision of the scheme
shall apply to all that area of land comprising of 20.550 acres delineated and defined on a map or plan prepared by C. A. S. Hallpike, Licensed Surveyor, on the 19th October, 1953, which said land was formerly part of Belvue and is bounded as follows that is to say on the North by Freeman's Estate, on the East by the Public Road, on the West by
Freemanville and on the South by the Public Road.
3. Object of Scheme. To provide plots to relieve
congestion of villages.
4. Development of Land. Save as may be
permitted by the terms of an order made under the provisions of section 22 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Ordinance 1948 (No. 4 of 1948) the development of land (within the meaning of the said Ordinance) shall be restricted to the area shown on the aforesaid map or plan and be carried out in
accordance with the provisions of this scheme.
5. Size of Building Plots. There are 126 plots
of various sizes, as shown on the plan.
6. Prohibited Purposes. (a) No land shall be bought, sold, leased, mortgaged, exchanged or sublet without
the consent in writing of the Central Authority.
(b) The consent of the Central Authority shall not
be unreasonably withheld, provided that consent shall not ~-r. 7zq;
be granted unless the prospective purchaser, lessee, exchangee or sub-lessee or his agent make a statutory ,declaration that the land is required and intended for his
own use or the personal use of his principal.
(c) In cases where consent has been withheld to an
application for permission to sell, lease or exchange, the Central Authority may, with the agreement of the prospective vendor, leasor or exchanger repurchase the land at a reasonable sum. In the event of failure to arrive at a reasonable sum by agreement the matter shall be referred
(d) No dry goods store, shop, parlour or other place
where food is sold shall be established or connected without the approval in writing of the Central Authority.
7. Subdividing. No plot as laid out on the said map or plan shall be subdivided.
8. Maintenance of Land and House in Good Condition. It shall be the responsibility of the purchaser of each plot to maintain both land and house in good condition to the satisfaction of the Central Authority.
9. Building Line. In order to preserve the uniformity of the frontage the purchaser of each plot shall observe the building line which is a distance of at least 10 ft. from the road boundary, curb of the road or access path, and in no case shall the front of any dwelling house or any building be made to extend nearer to or further from the said road or street than such position on the said land as is indicated by the said building line.
10. Size of Houses and height of Dwelling Houses above ground. Every new building intended
as a dwelling house to be erected on any of the lots shall hae a minimum habitable floor space of not less than 120 sq. ft. and shall have the lowest floor raised from the ground at least eighteen inches and supported on masonry with proper and sufficient Ventilation beneath the floor; provided that if the frontage of the building abuts on any public place the said building shall be on a continuous dwarf wall or concrete pillars.
11. Approval of Plans. No dwelling-house, shop, hotel or other building shall be erected upon any of the plots otherwise thai. in accordance with plans and elevations and of
materials previously approved by or on behalf of the Central Authority and no building shall be commenced upon, any plot until the Central Authority or its agents shall have given a certificate in writing of such approval.
12. One Building or Private House with Out-Buildings on each Plot. Not more than one building or dwelling-hioue shall be erected on each plot except the necessary and usual out-buildings, stables, garage with living rooms over to be used in connection with any house erected on the same plot or any house now standing or hereafter to be erected on any adjoining land and such dwelling-house shall not be of less value than 20 exclusive of stabling and out-buildings, and no building shall be erected until the site and elevation thereof and the site of any offices and stabling thereto shall have. been approved by or on behalf of the Central Authority, and every such building shall be of such character and d(lescrip)tion and build according to such plans, designs and elevations as shiall have been similarly approved in writing before the same is commenced, and no such building shall after erection be altered without the like previous consent in writing before the sane is commenced.
18. Coverage of Plot. No dwelling-house, including ouit-houses of whatever character on a building plot shall cover more than 1 of the surface of the plot.
14. Excavations. No sand or gravel shall be dug out of any plot except in the course of excavating for foundations.
15. Kitchens. The floor of every kitchen shall be made of nron-inflammable materials and the chimney of every such building shall be carried to such a height above continuous height as may b)e specified by the Central Authority.
16. Garage. Every garage shall be made of concrete, stone, iron or some non-inflammable material as far as practicable.
17. Latrine Accommodation. Every building
intended for use as a dwelling or as a shop, or as a factory, or ais a place of business shall be provided with proper latrine accommodation 'j. a pit latrine of a type to be approved by the H health Authorities.
18. Drainage. Each plot shall have drains properly laid to a suitable outfill for the efficient drainage of any rain or surface water from the site, and the subsoil of the site shall be effectually drain(Ad, whenever the possibility of dampness of the site renders such a precaution necessary.
19 Projections beyond Building Line or over Public Place. No portion of the front wall of any messuage or dwelling-house to be erected on any part of the plot shall project beyond the building line indicated upon the said plan, and no portion of or attachment to any building shall permanently project on or over any public place in such a manner that in the opinion of the Central Authority or other competent authority it would cause an obstruction or danger.
20. Temporary Structures. There shall not at any time be erected or placed or suffered to be or remain on any of the plots any temporary building or structure except sheds, workshops or office rooms to be used for the purpose of and in connection with the building of permanent buildings in course of construction upon such plot.
21. Air space in front of Dwelling-House. Every dwelling-house shall have an open space of at least twenty-four feet in front thereof. The space shall be measured to the boundary of any land or building immediately opposite to the dwelling-house or to the opposite site of any public place on which the dwelling-house immediately abuts and the space shall extend throughout the whole frontage of such dwelling-house.
22. Air space around Dwelling-House. No dwelling-house shall be placed nearer than a distance of sixteen feet to its site boundary at the rear or nearer than a distance of six feet from the eaves or any projecting part to its site boundary on either side. Provided that out-buildings approved by the vendor or other competent authority may be erected at the rear of a dwelling house.
23. Encroachment. No person shall erect any new building without previously removing every step or other encroachment which may be in or on the public place in front of the site where such building is to be erected.
24. Notice of intention to Build. (a) Every person intending to erect, remove or alter a building shall give notice of such intention to the Central Authority.
(b) The notice shall be in duplicate upon the form
prescribed 'by the Central Authority and shall be accompanied by plans in duplicate sufficient to show that the proposed building comply with the requirements of
the Ventral Authority.
!5. Approval by the Central Authority. The Central Authority shall within six weeks of the delivery of such notice, signify in writing its approval or disapproval thereof. In the case of disapproval the Authority shall give reasons for its disapproval or specify what alterations are required.
26. Notification of work. Any owner or his
agent who intends to execute or executes work to which this scheme applies,
(a) shall notify the Central Authority in writing the
date on which work will begin;
(b) shall notify the Central Authority in writing of
the completion of any work within fourteen days after
(c) may notify the Central Authority in writing of
the completion of part of any work to a value not less than five hundred dollars within fourteen days of the completion
27. Period of Construction. (a) Building
construction shall commence within six months of approval, failing which the approval shall be deemed to have lapsed.
Construction shall be completed within one year of the date of commencement.
The Central Authority may in its discretion grant an extension of the abovemnentioned period.
(b) In the case of default the Central Authority may
re-purchase the lot at a price for which it was sold by the Central Authority and may purchase for a reasonable sum that part, of the building which had been erected up to the
time of the expire of the agreed period.
In the event of failure to arrive at a reasonable sum by agreement the matter shall be referred to arbitration.
28. Inspection. (a) The Central Authority shall within twenty-one days after receipt of a notice of completion as provided for in clause 26 sections (b) and (c), inspect the work covered by such notice.
(b) the Central Authority or any daly authorised
officer reserves the right to enter any part of the scheme whether sold, leased, rented or exchanged for purpose of
(c) every person who executes work in any part or
section of the scheme shall afford members of the Central Authority or its duly authorised employees free access to the work for the purpose of inspection at all reasonable
times during the execution of the work.
29. Default. (a) The owner or his agent who executes work to which this scheme applies and who receives from the Central Authority notice in writing (luring the progress of the woi-k of within six weeks after receipt by the Central Authority of a notice of completion as provided for in clause 26 sections (b) and (c) specifying any matters in respect of which the erection or execution may be in contravention of the scheme and requiring such person, within a time specified, to cause anything done contrary to the provisions of the scheme to be amended, or to do anything which by any such provision may be required to be done but which has been omitted to be done, shall within the time specified, comply with the several requirements and shall deliver to the Authority a notice in writing of the completion of such work within fourteen days of the completion.
(b) In any ease of non-compliance with the requirements of the aforesaid notice, it shall be lawful for the Authority in accordance with the provisions of section 20 of the Town and Country Planning Ordinance, 1948
to execute the works required and recover the cost from
the owner as a civil debt.
30. Any person aggrieved by the agreement or refusal of the Authority to signify its approval under clause 25 to grant' its consent under clause 6 shall have a right of appeal in terms "mutatis mutandis of section 14 of the Town and Country Planning Ordinance, 1948.
Made by the Central Housing and Planning Authority this 14th day of May, 1956.
Secretary Executive Officer.
Nov H1. RICHARDS.
Chairman, Central Housing Planning g Authority,
Approved by the Governor in Council this 4th day of September, 1956.
F. A. CLARKE, Clerk of the Council.
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STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1957, No. 1.
THE KING GEORGE VI (ANTIGUA) STAMPS (INVALIDI)ATION)
OmDER, 1957, DATICIED JANUARY 16, MADE BY THIlE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL UNDER SECTIONS 4 AND 5 OF THE STAMP
ACT (CAP. 135) AS AMENDED.
1. Short Title. This Order may be cited as the King George VI (Antigua) Stamps (Invalidation) Order, 1957.
2. Invalidation of Stamps. The Antigua stamps originally authorised for use by the S'tamps (Antiguat) Order, 1938 (S. R. & 0. 1938 No. 32) and the continued use whereof was authorised, inter ab a. by the proviso to paragraph 7 of the Stamps (Antigua) Order, 1953 (S. R. & 0. 1953 No. 23) shall, as from the 17th day of January, 1957, no longer be valid for payment or stamp duties:
Provided that any person who is in possession of any such stamps imvy, at any time between the 17th day of Januarv and the 17th day of April, 1957, apply to any Post Office in the Colony to have any such stamp exchanged for and replaced by a valid stamp or stamps of equal value authorised for use in the Colony.
Made by the Governor in Council this 16th day of January, 1957.
F. A. CLARKE,
Clerk of the Council.
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STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1957, No. 8.
Proclamation dated February 16, 1957, appointing Monday
the 25th February, 1957, as a Public Holiday in
the Colony of Antigua.
BY THE GOVERNOR.
A LEC LOVELACE,
WHEREAS by section 5 of the Public Holidays Act, 1954. (No. 191954) it is enacted that it shll be lawful for the Governor from time to time with the advice of the Executive Council of the Colony to issue a Proclamation appointing a special day or part of a day to be reserved as a public holiday:
AND WHEREAS the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council of the Colony of Antiqua. considers it expedient that Monday the 25th day of February, 1957, should be reserved and kept as a Public Holiday in the Colony.
NOW, THEREFORE, I ALEC LOVELACE, a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Administrator of the Colony of Antigna, do by this my Proclamation appoint Monday the 25th day of February, 1957, as a special day to be reserved and kept as a public holiday in the Colony of Antigua, under and in accordance with the provisions of the said section ot the said Act, and command that the said day be so reserved and kept.
AND all Her Majesty's loving subjects in the said Colony and all others whom it may concern are hereby required to take due notice hereof and to give their ready obedience accordingly.
GIVEN at the Administrator's Office, Antigua, this 16th
(lay of February, 1957, in the sixth year of Her
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
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STATUTORY RULES AND ORID)EIS.
1957, No. 1.
Proclamation dated February 13, 1957, declaring Monday
the 25th February, 1957, a Public Holiday in the Colony of Montserrat to commemorate the decision to federate taken by West Indian Governments at the Conference on British Caribbean Federation held in
London in February, 1956.
BY THE ADMINISTR ATOIl OF THE COLONY
A. F:. DAWKINS,
Admin istra tor.
WHEREAS it is provided by section 6 of the Public Holidays Act, i954 (No. 19 of 1954) that it shall be lawful for the Governor trom time to time with the advice of the Executive Council of the Colony to issue a Proclamation appointing a special day or part of a day to be reserved as a public holiday in the Colony:
AND WHIEREAS the Government of Montserrat, at the request of the Conference on British Caribbean Federation held at Lancaster House, London, England in Febiruary, 1956, has agreed and considers it desirable that thel 25th day of February, 1957, should be observed as a Public Holiday in commemoration of the historic decision to federate taken at the sa id Conferenc-:
NOW THEREFORE, I, ARTHUR FRANCIS DAwKINS, Administrator of the Colony of Montserrat, in exercise of the powers vested in me by the said Public Holidays Act, 1954, and otherwise, and with the ad lvise of the Executive Comncil of th- said Colony, do hereby appoint Monday the 25th day of Februaiy. 1957, as a Public Holiday in the, said Colony. under ani in accordance with the said Public Holidays Act, 1951, and I do by this my Proclamation command the said day to be so reserved and kept.
AND all Her Majesty's loving subjects in the said Colony and all others whom it may concern are hereby required to take due notice thereof and to govern themselves accordingly.
GIVEN under my hand at the .Administrator's Office,
Montserrat, this 13th day of February, 1957, and in
the sixth )ear of Her Majesty's reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
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STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1957, No. 6.
Proclamation dated February 14, 1957, proroguing the
Legislative Council of the Colony.
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS.
P. D. MACDONALD.
WHEREAS it is provided by section 25 (1) of the Virgin Islands Constitution and Elections Ordinance, 1954, as amended, that the Governor may at sny time. by Proclamation, summon, prorogue or dissolve the Legislative Council of the Virgin Islands:
AND WHTIEREAS by proclamation dated the 23rd day of October, 1956, a session of the said Council wasappointed to b held at eleven o'clock in the forenoon at St. George's Hall in the town of R1 ad Town in the aforesaid Colony on Monday the 19th Novwmber, 1956:
AND- WHEREAS in pursuance of the aforesaid Proclamation the s;id Council duly met in session on the 19th day of November, 1955:
AND WHEREAS it appears expedient to prorogue the said Council:
NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers in me vested as hreinbefore recited I do hereby prorogue the Legislative Council of the Colony of the Virgin Islands until such further date as may be appointed by Proclamation of the Administrator under the provisions of section 18 of the said Ordinance, for the first sitting in the next session of the said Council.
AND the Members of the said Council and all other Her Majesty's officers and loving subjects in the said Colony and all those whom it may concern are hereby required to take due notice hereof and to govern themselves accordingly.
GIVEN at the Government House, Antigua, this 14th day of
February, 1957, and in the sixth year of Her Majesty's
GOD) SAVE THE QUEEN!
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