Births Entries (St Johns) Validation and Evidence Admissibility Act

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Published: 1924

Births Entries (St. John 's) Validation (CAP. 54 1
and Evidence Admissibility

CHAPTER 54

THE BIRTHS ENTRIES (ST. JOHN'S) VALIDATION
AND EVIDENCE ADMISSIBILITY ACT

Arrangement of Sections
Section

1. Short title.
2. Validation of entries in Birth Register and admissibility

in evidence.

BIRTHS ENTRIES (ST JOHN'S) VALIDATION AND
EVIDENCE ADMISSIBILITY

(6th August, 1924.) 711924.

WHEREAS by section 29 of the Births and Deaths cap. 53.
(Registration) Act, it is provided inter alia, that every person
by whom the information contained in any Register of Births
under that Act shall have been given shall sign his name,
description and place of abode in the Register, or shall make
his mark thereto, and that no Register of Births according
to that Act shall be given in evidence which shall not be so
signed by some person professing to be the informant:

AND WHEREAS by section 30 of the said Act it is fur-
ther provided that it shall be lawful for an illiterate informant
to exhibit in the presence of the Registrar a cross, or other
mark, and that such cross or other mark, shall be in all
respects as binding and effectual as the signature of such
person if capable of writing would have been:

LAWS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

2 CAP. 54) Births Entries (St. John's) Validation
and Evidence Admissibi l i~

AND WHEREAS for some years past it has been the prac-
tice for an illiterate informant of a birth to exhibit his cross,
or mark, to the Clerk to the Assistant Registrar of the Parish
of St. John, and not to the Assistant Registrar:

AND WHEREAS doubts have arisen as to the validity of
entries made in the Birth Register for the Parish of St. John
by the said Clerk upon the aforesaid exhibition to him, and
subsequently authenticated by such Assistant Registrar, and
as to the admissibility of such entries in evidence:

AND WHEREAS it is expedient to validate the said
entries and to declare such entries receivable in evidence.

Short title. 1. This Act may be cited as the Births Entries
(St John's) Validation and Evidence Admissibility Act.

Validation of
entries in Birth

2. All entries of births made prior to the coming into
Register and operation of this Act in the Birth Register for the Parish of
admissibility in St. John by the Clerk to the Assistant Registrar of the said
evidence.

Parish, and authenticated by such Assistant Registrar, from
information supplied by an illiterate informant who made
his mark thereto in the said Register in the presence of such
Clerk, and all acts, matters and things done or purporting
to have been done by virtue or upon the faith of the said
entries shall be, and shall be deemed to have been at all times,
legal, valid and effectual to all intents and purposes what-
soever, and shall be receivable in evidence in any proceeding
in any Court of Justice notwithstanding anything to the con-

Cap. 53. trary contained in the Births and Deaths (Registration) Act.
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