uabitite'O by Aruthoriy.
THURSDAY, 14TH AUGUST, 1952.
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE
R. ST. J. 0. WAYNE.
WHEREAS under S-ctiou 3 of the
Cotton Planting (Reguiintion) Ordi-
nance, 1931, (No. 1/1931) it is provided
that the Governor in Council may
from time to time by Proclamation
published in the Gazette and by
Public Notice, declare any period of
each year t.) be a close planting season
within the meaning of the said Ordi-
nance, either for the whole Presidency
or for such area or areas thereof as
may be specified in such Proc!amation:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICHARD
ST. JOHN ORMEROD WAYNE, Admin-
nistrator of the Presidency of Antigua
by and wiih the advice of the Execu-
tive Council of the Presidency of Anti-
gua, do, by this my Proclamation,
declare that the period from the 16th
day of October, 1952, to the 14th day
of August, 1953, inclusive, shall be a
close planting season within the mean-
ing of the said Ordinance for the
whole of the Presidency of Antigua.
AND all Her Majesty's loving sub-
jects in tle said Presidency and all
others whom it may concern are here-
by required to take due notice hereof
and to give their ready obedience
GIVEN at the Administrator's Office,
Antigua, this 12th day of August,
1952, in the first year of Her
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN I
The Administrator has been pleased
to appoint Miss MAE CHRISTIAN,
Mr. H. B. PIDDUCK, Mr. P. A. W.
GORDON, Mrs. LORNA MAXWELL,
Mr. C. E. HEWLETT and Mr. J. F.
FOOTE to be members of the Central
Library Board from the 23rd August,
1951 and Hon. S. T. CHRISTIAN to
be a member of the Central Library
Board from the 31st October, 1951 for
a period of two years.
25th July, 1952.
Ref. No. A. 28/16
It is notified for general informa-
tion that under the provisions of
section 4 of the Industrial Develop-
ment Ordinance, 1952 (No. S of 1952),
the Governor in Council has appointed
the following to constitute the Indus-
trial Development Board-
Hon. V. C. BIRD (Chairman)
H. D. C. MOORE, Esq.
MELVILLE MICHAFL, Esq.
B. O. BRETON, Esq.
MCCHESNEY GEORGE, Esq.
Mrs. M. SCHAFFLER.
R. CADMAN, Esq.
H. R. WINSLOW, Esq.
F. E. WILLOCK, Esq.
13th August, 1952.
CONFIRMATION OF ORDINANCES.
The Secretary of State for the
Colonies has informed the Governor
that the power of disallowance will
not be exercised in respect of the
No. 7 of 1952, The Naval Prop-
erty (Repeal) Ordinance, 1952."
Ref. No. 47/uul1S.
The following Statutory Rules and
Orders are circulated with this Gazette
and form part thereof:-
No. 17 of 1952, The Civil Aviation
(Application of Enactments) Regula-
tions, 1952." 1 pp. Price 3 cents.
No. 18 of 1952, The Civil Aviation
(Investigation of Accidents) Regula-
tions, 1952." 12 pp. Prioe 14 cents.
No. 22 of 1952, "The Antigua
Cotton Growers Association Rules,
1952." 3 pp. Price 5 cents.
No. 25 of 1952, Resolution abolish-
ing Customs duty on furniture and
furnishings imported by or on behalf
of the Executive Director of the
Caribbean Tourist Association.
1 pp. Price 3 cents.
The following buildings have been
registered by the Registrar General
of the Virgin Islands under the pro-
visions of Sec. 17 of the Marriage
Ordinance, 1924, as amended, as
places wherein Banns of Marriage
may be published in the Virgin
1, The Methodist Church situated
at Long Look in the island of Tortola.
2. The Methodist Church situated
at West End in the island of Tortola.
3. The Methodist Church situated
at Carrot Bay in the island of Tortola.
4. The Seventh Day Adventist
Church situated at Road Town in the
island of Tortola.
5. The Seventh Day Adventist
Church situated at Carrot Bay in the
island of Tortola.
Tortol's. Virgin Islands.
28th .Ju /, 1952.
Ref. No. 36/00~U 2.
POST OF STUDENT
Applications are invited for the
temporary post of Student Engineer
attached to the Construction Engin-
eer's Department. Candidates be-
tween the ages of 17 to 21 are
preferable and must possess a School
Certificate with six passes including
five credits, three of which should be
in Mathematics, a Science subject and
It is possible that this temporary
post may lead to a permanent appoint-
ment in the local Government.
The post will be until the end of
1953 in the first instance with the
possibility of a further extension for
two or three years.
The candidate selected will be paid
a salary as follows:-
Applications stating age, School
and Certificates should reach the
Administrator's Office not later than
the 7th September, 1952.
13th August, 1952.
Ref. No. A. 13/55.
Central Experiment Station,
14'17 20'47 18'18 25'68 27.32
THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.
ANTIGUA SAVINGS BANK.
Balance Sheet for Year ended 31st December, 1951.
Depositors' Balances Account
[14 August, 1052.
Investments Account (Market Value) ... 612,698.26
Treasury Advance Account ... 40,042.88
Reserve Account ... 53,723.90
NO'E--There is a contingent Liability amounting to $4,584.14, being the accumulated Deficit on the Revenue and
Expenditure Account for the years 1941, 1942 and 1943 met from Revenue of the Presidency.
Investments Adjustment Account for the Year ended 31st December, 1951.
To Depreciation of Investments
59,206.32 By Balance carried to Reserve Account
Reserve Account for the Year ended 31st December, 1951.
To Investments Appreciation & Depreciation
By Balance of Reserve Account 31st
Balance of Reserve Account 31st
Revenue and Expenditure
Revenue & Expenditure Account for the year ended 31st December, 1951.
To interest paid to Depositors on closed
Interest credited to Depositors on 31st
Payment to Treasury for Services
Balance carried to Reserve Account
320 40 By
u-I.'I I ,' ." ',
Interest on Investments
Sale of Pass Books
Account of Deposits and Withdrawals for the year ended 31st December, 1951.
To Balance at credit of Depositors as at
31st December, 1950
Interest credited to Depositors
Balance at credit of Depositors as at
31st December, 1951
EDWIN A. THOMPSON,
Treasufrer and Manager, Savings Bank.
Colonial Audit Department,
J. R. A. McDONALD,
Acting Principal Auditor.
10th July, 1952.
THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.
Market Value of Investments as at 31st December, 1951.
Name of Stock.
Rate. Face Value. Cost Price.
Depreciation. Market Value.
Australia 3 % 1958/60
,3 ,, 1955/58
3 ,, 1965/67
3 ,, 1975/77
S3 % 1961/66
S2 ,, 1970/75
British Guiana 3j ,, 1966/68
Ceylon 3j ,, 1954/59
Cyprus 3 ,, 1969/71
Consols 4 ,, 1947 or
E.A.H.C 3j ,, 1966/68
E.A.H.C. 3j ,, 1968/70
States 3 ,, 1960/7
Jamaica 31 ,, 1955/.5
Jamaica 3) ,, 1968/73
Middlesex 34 ,, 1957/62
Funding 2 ,, 1956/61
New Zealand 3 ,, 1952/55
New Zealand 3} ,, 1955/60
New Zealand 5 ,, 1956/71
Nigeria 31 ,, 1964/66
Salford 3 ,, 1954/56
"Reg." 3 ,, 1955/65
A" 3 ,1955/65
Savings Bonds 3 ,, 1960/70
Savings Bonds 3 1965/75
Sierra Leone 3j ,, 1'.,I, ,,
Treasury 2j ,, 1975 or
Uganda 3j ,, 1966/69
War Loan 3 ,, 1955/59
51,n -:' .0
... 92 15,805.06 16,129.32
Colonial Audit Department
J. R. A. ?'acdonald,
Acting Principal Auditor.
10th July 1952.
Printed at the Government Printing Office. Leeward Islands, by E. M. BLACKMAN
Government Printer-By Authority
[Price 30 cents.]
14 August, 1952.]
GENERAL GOVERN ^ iLO \
STATUTORY RULES It 5
1952, No. 1 2
THE CIVIL AVIATION (APPLICATION OF REGU-
LATIONS, 1952, DATED JULY 31, 1952, MADE BY THE
GOVERNOR UNDER SECTION 51 (2) OF THE CIVIL AVIATION
ACT, 1949 (12 & 13 GEO. 6 c. 67) AS ADAPTED, MODIFIED
AND EXTENDED TO THE COLONY BY THE COLONIAL CIVIL
AVIATION (APPLICATION OF ACT) ORDER, 1952 (IMPERIAL).
1. CITATION AND COMMENCEMENT. These Regulations
may be cited as the Civil Aviation (Application of Enact-
ments) Regulations, 1952, and shall come into operation on
the 18th day of August, 1952.
2. APPLICATION OF LAW OF WRECK. The provisions
of the Receivers of Wreck Act (Cap. 155), of Part VI of
the Magistrate's Code of Procedure Act (Cap. 01) relating
to wreck and to salvage of life and property and to the duty
of reudering assistance to ships and boats in distress and of
any other law in force in the Colony relating to those
subjects, shall apply to civil aircraft as those provisions
apply in relation to ships or boats.
Made by the Governor this 31st day of July, 1952.
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Printed at the Government Printing Office. Leeward Islalnds,
by E ?1 B LACK M A N. G overn~ t i nr P rinter.- By A authority.
S7100074--430-8..52. Price 3 eni.
STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1952, No. 18.
THE CIVIL AVIATION (INVESTIGATION OF ACCIDENTS) REGULA-
TIONS 1.52, DATED JULY 31, 1952, MADE BY THE
GOVERNOR UNDER SECTION 10 OF THE CIVIL AVIATION
ACT, 1949 (12 & 13 GEO. 6 c. 67) AS MODIFIED
AND EXTENDED TO TIE COLONY BY THE COLONIAL
CIVIL AVIATION (APPLICATION OF ACT) ORDER, 1952
1. CITATION AND COMMENCEMENT. These Regulations
may be cited as the Civil Aviation (Investigation of Accidents)
Regulations, 1952, and shall come into operation on the 19th
day of August, 1952.
2. INTERPRETATION. (1) In these Regulations, unless
the context otherwise requires-
"accident" includes any fortuitous or unexpected
event by which the safety of an aircraft or any
person is threatened;
aircraft" includes all balloons (whether captive or
free), gliders, airships and flying machines;
"air navigation includes in relation to any purpose
of these Regulations, the time from which any
person boards an aircraft with the intention of
flight until such person has disembarked;
"Attorney-General" includes a reference to the
Crown Attorney, if any, of a Presidency;
"Colony" includes, the territorial waters adjacent
"Governor" includes, in relation to any purpose of
these Regulations, any person authorised by the
Governor for the purpose, and references to a
person authorised by, the Governor include
references to the holder for the time being of any
office designated by the Governor;
"owner" means, where an aircraft is registered,
"substantial damage" includes any damage which
necessitates the replacement or extensive repair
of any major component.
(2) References in these Regulations to any enactment
shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed as
references to that enactment as re-enacted in or as amended by
or under any subsequent enactment.
(3) The Interpretation Act (Cap. 103) shall apply to the
interpretation of these Regulations as it applies to the inter-
pretation of an Act.
3. APPLICATION. (1) These Regulations relate to civil
aviation only and. shall apply to accidents arising out of or in
the course of air navigation which occur to any civil aircraft in
or over the Colony, or elsewhere to civil aircraft registered in
(2) The provisions of these Regulations shall not apply to
an aircraft belonging to or exclusively employed in the service
of Her Majesty.
4. NOTIFICATION OF ACCIDENTS. (1) An accident shall
be notified in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (2)
of this regulation if, between the time when any person boards
an aircraft with the intention of flight and such time as all
persons have disembarked therefrom-
(a) any person suffers death or serious injury while
in or upon the aircraft or by direct contact with the air-
craft or anything attached thereto; or
(b) the aircraft receives substantial damage.
Where an accident occurs of which notification is required
to be given under paragraph (1) of this regulation the person
in command of the aircraft involved at the time of the accident,
or if he be killed or incapacitated, then the owner, operator,
hirer, or other person on whose behalf he was in command of
the aircraft, as the case may be, shall forthwith send notice
thereof, by the quickest means of communication available,-
(a) if the accident occurs in or over the Colony,
to the Governor, and shall also notify the nearest police
station or police officer;
(b) if the accident occurs elsewhere than in or over
the Colony, to the Governor.
(3) Such notice shall be sent as soon as possible, and, if
the accident occurs in or over the Colony, within twenty-four
hours after the occurrence of the accident, unless the person
whose duty it is to send the notice proves that it was not
possible to send it within that time.
(4) In every case the notice shall state as far as possible-
(a) the type, nationality and registration marks of
(b) the name of the owner, operator and hirer, if any,
of the aircraft;
(c) the name of the person in command of the aircraft;
(d) the date, Greenwich Mean Time and also the
local time of the accident;
(e) the last point of departure and the next point of
intended landing of the aircraft;
(f) the position of the aircraft with reference to
some easily defined geographical point;
(g) the number of persons (if any)
(ii) seriously injured,
as a result of the accident;
(h) the nature of the accident so far as is known;
(i) brief particulars of damage to the aircraft.
(5) Where an accident occurs, whether in or over the
Colony or elsewhere, the owner, operator or hirer of the aircraft
shall,if so required by notice in writing from the Governor, send to
the Governor within such time as may be specified in the notice,
such information with respect thereto as the Governor may
(6) In the case of an accident occurring in or over the
Colony to an aircraft registered outside the Colony the Gover-
nor will forward the information provided in paragraph (4)
of this regulation to the territory of registration with the least
possible delay and by the quickest means of communication
available, at the same time adding a new sub-paragraph (j)
indicating to what extent an inquiry or investigation will be
5. REMOVAL OF DAMAGED AIRCRAFT. (1) Where an
accident occurs in or over the Colony of which notification is
required to be given under regulation 4 of these Regulations,
no person other than an authorised person shall have access to
the aircraft involved in the accident and the aircraft shall not,
except under the authority of the Governor, be removed or
otherwise interfered with:
(i) the aircraft may be removed or interfered with so
far as may be necessary for the purpose of
extricating persons or animals involved, remov-
ing any mails carried by the aircraft, preventing
destruction by fire or other cause, or preventing
any danger or obstruction to the public or to
air navigation or to other transport;
(ii) goods or passengers' baggage may be removed
from the aircraft under the supervision of a
police officer, but, if the aircraft has come from
a place outside the Colony, shall not be removed
from the vicinity of the aircraft except on
clearance by or with the consent of an officer of
(iii) if an aircraft is wrecked on the water, the aircraft
or any contents thereof may be removed to such
extent as may be necessary for bringing it or
them to a place of safety.
(2) In this regulation the expression authorisedd person "
means any person authorised by the Governor either generally
or specially to have access to any aircraft involved in an accident
and includes any police officer or any officer of Customs.
6. INSPECTOR'S INVESTIGATION. (1) For the purpose of
carrying out investigations into the causes and circumstances of
accidents to which these Regulations apply, the Governor shall
appoint, generally or specially, one or more persons to be
Inspectors of Accidents.
(2) The Governor may cause an investigation to be carried
out by an Inspector of Accidents of any accident to which
these Regulations apply, whether or not such accident is one
whereof notification is required to be given .under regulation 4
of these Regulations.
(3) Public notice that such investigation is taking place
shall be given in such manner as the Governor may think fit'
and shall state that any person who may desire to make
representations concerning the circumstances or causes of the
accident may do so in writing within a time to be specified in
7. POWERS OF INSPECTOR. With respect to any Inspec-
tor's investigation, the following provisions of this reguldftion
shall have effect:-
(1) The Inspector of Accidents by whom the investi-
gation is made (in this regulation referred to as "the
Inspector ") shall have power-
(a) by summons under his hand to call before
him and examine all such persons as lie
thinks fit, to require such persons to answer
any question or furnish any information or
produce any books, papers, documents arid
articles which the Inspector may consider
relevant, and to retain any such books,
papers, documents and articles until the
completion of the investigation;
(b) to take statements from all such persons as
he thinks fit and to require any such person
to make and sign a declaration of the truth
of the statement made by him;
(c) to have access to and examine any aircraft
involved in the accident and the place where
the accident occurred, and for that purpose
to require any such aircraft or any part or
equipment thereof to be preserved unaltered
(d) to examine, remove, test, take measures for
the preservation of, or otherwise deal with
the aircraft or any part thereof or anything
(e) to enter and inspect any place or building the
entry or inspection whereof appears to the
Inspector to be requisite for the purposes of
(f) to take measures for the preservation of
(2) Where an accident has occurred in or over the
Colony to an aircraft registered in any territory other than
the Colony, the Governor may authorise an investigator
appointed by the duly competent authority of that other
territory to carry out an investigation, and in that event
the Governor shall so far as he is able facilitate inquiries
by the investigator so appointed.
(3) Such investigation shall be held in private.
(4) Where it appears to the Inspector that in order
to resolve any conflict of evidence or that for any other
reason it is expedient so to do, he may permit any person
to appear before him and call evidence and examine
(5) Where it appears to the Inspector that any degree
of responsibility for the accident may be attributed to any
person, and if it appears to the inspector to be practicable
so to do, that person or, if he be deceased, his legal per-
sonal representatives shall be given notice that blame may
be attributed to him and be permitted to make a statement
or give evidence and to produce witnesses and to examine
any witnesses from whose evidence it appears that he may
(6) The Attorney-General may intervene at any stage
of an investigation in order to make representations or to
examine witnesses, if it appears to him expedient so to do
in the public interest.
(7) Every person summoned by the Inspector as a
witness in accordance with this regulation may be allowed
such expenses as the Governor in Council. of the Presi-
dency in which the investigation is held may from time to
8. THE INSPECTOR'S REPORT. (1) Upon the completion
of an investigation, the Inspector of Accidents authorised to
make the inquiry shall make a report to the Governor. He shall
state the circumstances of the case and his conclusions as to the
cause of the accident, adding any observations and recommenda-
tions which he thinks fit to make with a view to the preserva-
tion of life and the avoidance of similar accidents in future.
He shall also state to what extent effect has been given to the
provisions of paragraph (5) of regulation 7 of these Regulations.
(2) The Governor may cause the whole or any part of
such report to be made public in such manner as he thinks fit.
9. PUBLIC INQUIRIES. (1) Where it appears to the
Governor that it is expedient to hold a public inquiry into the
causes and circumstances of an accident to which these Regula-
tions apply, he may direct that a public inquiry be held by a
Commissioner appointed by him; and in any such case any
Inspector's investigation relating to the accident shall be
(2) The Commissioner (hereinafter called "the Court")
shall be a barrister of not less than seven years standing. The
Court shall be assisted by not less than two Assessors possess-
ing a-ronautical, engineering or other special skill or knowledge,
one of whom may be an Inspector of Accidents. The Assessors
shall be appointed by the Governor.
(3) Where the Governor has directed a public inquiry to
be held, he shall remit the case to the Attorney-General, and
thereafter the preparation and presentation of the case shall be
presented under the direction of the Attorney-General; the
Inspector of Accidents shall render such assistance to the Court
and to the Attorney-General as is in his power and for that
purpose shall have the powers conferred by paragraph (1) of
regulation 7 of these Regulations on an Inspector of Accidents
with respect to an Inspector's investigation.
(4) Every public inquiry held under these Regulations
shall be conducted in such manner that, if a charge is made
against any person, that person shall have an opportunity of
making a defence.
(5) When a public inquiry has been ordered the Attorney-
General may cause a notice, to be called a notice of inquiry, to
be served upon the owner, operator, hirer and person in com-
mand of any aircraft involved in the accident, as well as upon
any person who, in his opinion, ought to be served with such
notice. The notice shall contain a statement of the questions
which on the information then in the possession of the Attorney-
General he intends to raise on the hearing of the inquiry, and
the Attorney-General may, at any time before the hearing of
the inquiry, by a subsequent notice amend, add to, or omit any
of the questions specified in the notice of inquiry.
(6) The Attorney-General, the owner, the operator, the
hirer, the person in command and any other person upon whom
a notice of inquiry has been served, shall be deemed to be
parties to the proceedings.
(7) Any other person, including the Governor, or his
nominee, may, by leave of the Court, appear, and any person
who so appears shall thereupon become a party to the proceed-
(8) (i) The Court shall have, for the purposes, of the
inquiry, all the powers of a Magistrate when acting in the exer-
cise of his ordinary jurisdiction, and without prejudice to those
powers, the Court may-
(a) enter and inspect, or authorise any person to enter
and inspect, any place or building entry or inspection
whereof appears to the Court requisite for the purposes of
(6) by summons require the attendance as witnesses
of all such persons as the Court thinks fit to call and
examine, and require such persons to answer any questions
or furnish any information or produce any books, papers,
documents and articles which the Court may consider
(c) administer the oath to any such witness, or
require any such witness to make and sign a declaration of
the truth of the statements made by him in his examina-
(ii) The Assessors shall have the same powers of entry and
inspection as the Court.
(9) Affidavits and declarations may, by permission of the
Court and saving all just exceptions, be used as evidence at the
(10) At the time and place appointed for holding the
inquiry the Court may proceed with the inquiry whether the
parties, upon whom a notice of inquiryhas been served, or any
of them are present or not.
(11) The Court shall hold the inquiry in open Court save
to the extent to which the Court is of the opinion that in the
interest of justice or in the public interest any part of the
evidence, or any argument relating thereto, should be heard in
(12) The proceedings on the inquiry shall commence with
the production and examination of witnesses on behalf of the
Attorney-General. These witnesses, after being examined on
behalf of the Attorney-General, may be cross-examined by the
parties in such order as the Court may direct, and may then be
re-examined on behalf of the Attorney-General. Questions
asked and documents tendered as evidence in course of examina-
tion of these witnesses shall not be open to objection merely on
the ground that they do or may raise questions which are not
contained in or which vary from the questions specified in the
notice of inquiry or subsequent notices referred to in paragraph
(5) of this regulation.
(13) When the examination of the witnesses produced on
behalf of the Attorney-General has been concluded, the
Attorney-General shall state the questions in reference to the
accident and the conduct of persons connected with the accident
upon which the opinion of the Court is desired. In framing
the questions for the opinion of the Court, the Attorney-General
shall make such modifications in, additions to or omissions from
the questions in the notice of inquiry or subsequent notices
referred to in paragraph (5) of this regulation, as, having regard
to the evidence which has been given, the Attorney-General or
the Court may think fit.
(14) After the questions for the opinion of the Court have
been stated, the Court shall proceed to hear the parties to the
proceedings upon and determine the questions so stated. Each
party to the proceedings shall be entitled to address the Court
and produce witnesses or recall any of the witnesses who have
already been examined for further examination and generally
adduce evidence. The parties shall be heard and their witnesses
examined, cross-examined and re-examined in such order as the
Court shall direct. Further witnesses may also be produced
and examined on behalf of the Attorney-General and may be
cross-examined by the parties and re-examined on behalf of the
(15) When the whole of the evidence in relation to the
questions for the opinion of the Court has been concluded any
of the parties who desires so to do may address the Court upon
the evidence and the Court may be addressed in reply upon the
whole case on behalf of the Attorney-General.
(16) The Court may adjourn the inquiry, from time. to
time and from place to place, and where an adjournment is
asked for by any party to the inquiry, the Court may impose
such terms as to the payment of costs or otherwise as it may
think just as a condition of granting the adjournment.
(17) The Court shall make a report to the Governor
stating fully the circumstances of the case and the opinion of
the Court touching the causes of the accident and adding any
observations and recommendations which the Court thinks fit to
make with a view to the preservation of life and the avoidance of
similar accidents in future, including a recommendation for the
cancellation, suspension or endorsement of any licence, certificate
or other document.
(18) Each Assessor shall either sign the report with or
without reservations, or state in writing his dissent therefrom
and his reasons for such dissent, and such reservations or dissent
and reasons (if any) shall be forwarded to the Governor with
the report. The Governor shall, unless there are good reasons
to the contrary, cause any such report and reservations or dissent
and reasons (if any) to be madepublic wholly or in part in such
manner as he thinks fit.
(19) Every person attending as a witness before the
Court shall be allowed such expenses as would be allowed to
a witness attending before the Supreme Court, and in case
of dispute as to the amount to be allowed, the same shall be
referred by the Court to the Registrar of the Supreme Court
who on request signed by the Court shall ascertain and
certify the proper amount of the expenses:
Provided that, in the case of any party to the proceed-
ings or any person in the employment of such a party, any
such expenses may be disallowed if the Court, in its
discretion, so directs.
(20) The Court may order the costs and expenses of the
inquiry, or any part thereof, to be paid by any party, if it
finds that the accident was due to the act or default or neg-
ligence of that party or of any person in the employment of
that party; and' any such order shall, on the application of
any person entitled to the benefit thereof, be enforced by a
Magistrate's Court as if the costs and expenses were a
penalty imposed by that Court; but subject to any such
order such costs and expenses shall be paid on the warrant
of the Governor by the Treasurer of the Presidency in which
the investigation is held.
(21) Any notice, summons or other document issued
under this regulation may be served by sending the same by
registered post to the last known address of the person to be
(22) The service of any notice, summons or other docu-
ment may be proved by the oath or affidavit of the person
by whom it was served.
10. REHEARING OF PUBLIC INQUIRIES. (1) The Gover-
nor may, in any case where a public inquiry has been held,
direct a rehearing of the inquiry either generally or as to any
part thereof and shall do so-
(a) if new and important evidence which could not
be produced at the inquiry has been discovered, or
(b) if for any other reason there is in his opinion
ground for suspecting that miscarriage of justice has
(2) If the Governor. directs any inquiry to be reheard
the inquiry shall be reheard either by the Court by whom
the inquiry was heard in the first instance or by some other
person appointed by the Governor to hold the rehearing.
(3) Any rehearing shall be subject to and conducted in
accordance with the provisions of these Regulations relating
to the holding of public inquiries.
11. ACCREDITED REPRESENTATIVES OF OTHER TERRI-
TORIES. Where an Inspector's investigation or a public
inquiry relates to an accident which has occurred in or over
the Colony to an aircraft registered in any territory other
than the Colony, an accredited representative of the territory
in which the aircraft is registered, or of any terri-
tory which has, on request, furnished information in connec-
tion with the accident, may take part in the investigation or
in the inquiry as the case may be; lie may be accompanied
by such technical and other advisers as may be considered
necessary by the authorities of the territory by which he is
12. OBST'FUCTION. (1) A person shall not obstruct or
impede the Court or an Inspector of Accidents or an Asses-
sor or any person acting under the authority of the Gover-
nor in the exercise of any powers or duties under these
(2)' A person shall not without reasonable excuse (proof
whereof shall lie on him) fail, after having had the expenses
(if any) to which he is entitled tendered to him, to comply
with any summons or requisition of the Court holding a
public inquiry or an Inspector of Accidents holding an
Inspector's investigation under these Regulations.
13. SAVING. Nothing in these Regulations shall limit
the powers of any Receiver of Wreck under the Receivers
of Wreck Act (Cap, 155) or of any authority under any
Order in Council or instrument made under such Order in
Council, having effect by virtue of the Civil Aviation Act
1949 (12 & 13 Geo. 6 c. 67), to cancel, suspend or endorse
any licence or certificate or any validation thereof.
14. PENALTY. Any person contravening or failing to
comply with any of the provisions of regulations 4, 5, 7, 9,
10 or 12 of these Regulations 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
15. REVOCATION. The Air Navigation (Investigation
of Accidents) Regulations, 1949 (S. R. & 0. 1949 No. 27)
are hereby revoked.
Made by the Governor this 31st day of July, 1952.
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN, Government Printer.- By Authority.
F Price 14 centsJ
LEEWARD ISL A NDS.
STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1952, No. 22.
THE ANTIGUA COTTON GROWERS' ASSOCIATION RULES, 1952,
MADE BY THE ANTIGUA COTTON GROWERS' ASSOCIATION
UNDER SECTION 5 OF THE COTTON GROWERS' ASSOCIATION
ORDINANCE, 1936 (No. 16 OF 1936).
1. These Rules may be cited as the Antigua Cotton
Growers Association Rules, 1952.
2. The objects of the Association shall be to safeguard
the interests and to promote development of the Cottoa
industry for Antigua.
A. The number of members of the Association shall
be limited to forty and no member shall derive any profit
from funds of the Association.
4. Persons eligible for membership shall be either
cotton growers or engaged in the marketing or handling of
the cotton crop.
5. Election of members shall be on the proposal of
two members and by a vote of a majority of the Committee
6. A member on election shall pay an entrance fee of
24 cents. There shall be no annual subscription.
7. The Agricultural Superintendent in Antigua or
person holding that office for the time shall be an ex-officio
member of the Association.
8. The control of the Association shall be vested in the
Committee of Management consisting of a Chairman, who
shall be elected annually, the Agricultural Superintendent
(or person holding that office for the time being) who shall
be Secretary-Treasurer of the Association, and six members
of the. Association elected at a general meeting by a majority
of members, together with one person nominated by the
Administrator on the recommendation of the Legislative
Council of the Presidency.
9. The Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer or persons
acting in these offices for the time being shall conduct the
business and operate the Bank Account of the Association
and the property of the Association shall be vested in them
10. Where from any cause a vacancy occurs in the
Committee of Management, pending an election of a mem-
ber by a majority at a general meeting, the Chairman of the
Committee of Management is empowered to fill the vacancy.
11. At meetings of the Committee of Management
three members shall form a quorum.
12. Proper Minutes of each meeting of the Committee
of Management shall be kept by the Secretary of the
13. The Trustees shall not expend any portion of the
funds of the Association without the approval of the Com-
mittee of Management expressed by a vote of a majority
and recorded in the minutes.
14. Subject to approval by the Committee of Manage-
ment the Trustees may make advances on loans from the
funds of the Association to assist cotton growers in cultiva-
tion and reaping of cotton.
15. The Committee of Management shall before 30th
April in each year issue to each member of the Association
an annual report which shall include a financial statement
of the Association's affairs for the previous year.
16. A meeting of the Association may be summoned
at any time on the written requisition of four members of
the Association, of which written notice shall be given to
every member of the Association, in Antigua, and these
rules may be amended and changes may be made in the
Committee of Management by vote of a majority of mem-
bers present at any such meeting.
17. The Rules agreed to by the Antigua Cotton
Growers Association on the 11th day of February, 1931, as
amended, are hereby revoked.
Made by the Antigua Cotton Growers Association this
14th day of July, 1952.
F. H. S. WARNEFORD,
Approved by the Governor this 30th day of July, 1952.
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN Government Printer.-By Authority.
L[rr"P e 6adOng 1
STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1952, No. 25.
RESOLUTION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL DATED AUGUST 5,
1952, PASSED UNDER SECTION 15 OF THE CUSTOMS DUTIES
ORDINANCE, 1927 (No. 11 OF 1927) AND UNDER SECTION
4 OF THE PACKAGE TAX ORDINANCE, 1941 (NO. 3 OF
BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Customs duty and
package tax shall be abolished on all office furniture and
furnishings imported by or on behalf of the Executive Director
of the Caribbean Tourist Association for the official use of the
said Association in the Presidency.
Passed the Legislative Council this 5th day of August,
G. A. THIBOU,
Clerk of the Council.
Printed at the Government Printing Offie, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN. Government Printer -By Authority.
Price 3 cents.