Central Marketing Corporation Act

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Published: 1974

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CHAPTER 81

THE CENTRAL MARKETING CORPORATION ACT

Arrangement of Sections
Section

1. Short title.

PRELIMINARY

2 . Interpretation.

The Corporation

3 . Establishment and Constitution of Central Marketing
Corporation.

4. Power of Corporation to delegate.
5. Duties of the Corporation.
6. Powers of Corporation.
7. Policy directions.
8. Appointment as Agent.

Financial Prouisions

9. Funds and resources of the Corporation.
10. Power to borrow or raise capital.
11. Power to borrow from Government.
12. Application of funds of Corporation.
13. Accounting of Corporation.
14. Cash deposits and payments.
15. Rules.
16. Annual Report and Estimates.
17. Exemption from Customs Duty, Consumption Tax and

Income Tax.

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Stafl

18. Appointment of employees and establishment and
maintenance of superannuation schemes.

19. Payments by Corporation to Government in respect of
emoluments and pensions, etc.

Miscellaneous

20. Regulations.
SCHEDULE.

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CENTRAL MARKETING CORPORATION

(1st March, 1974.)

1. This Act may be cited as the Central Marketing
Corporation Act.

PRELIMINARY

2. In this Act-
" accountant" means the person appointed as account-

ant under the provisions of section 18;
' 6 agent" means any agent of the Corporation and

includes any Government Department or Division
acting for or on behalf of the Corporation;

"Corporation" means the Central Marketing Corpora-
tion established under section 3;

' 6 export" means export from Antigua and Barbuda and
the expressions "exporter" and "exportation" shall
be construed accordingly;

"financial year" means such period of twelve months
as the Corporation with the approval of the Minister
may determine to be its financial year, so, however,
that the first financial year shall be the period com-
mencing with the commencement of this Act and
ending with such day as may be fixed by the Cor-
poration with the approval of the Minister;

" functions" includes powers and duties;

"Minister" means the Minister to whom responsibility
for the subject of agriculture has been assigned;

"produce" means fruit, vegetables and any farm pro-
duce or foodstuffs cultivated above or beneath the
soil and includes livestock, poultry, fish and the
produce of any animal, but does not include cotton;

Interpretation.

"producer" includes the grower, breeder or rearer of
any produce in Antigua and Barbuda or any per-
son who has the right to dispose of such produce,

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the right having been acquired otherwise than by
purchase of the produce;

"public officer" shall have the meaning assigned to it
by the Constitution.

The Corporation

Establishment
and Constitution

3. (1) There is hereby established a body to be call-
of Central ed the Central Marketing Corporation which shall be a body
Marketing corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal with
Corporation.

power to purchase, take, hold and dispose of land and other
property, to enter into contracts, to sue and be sued in its
said name and to do all things necessary for the purposes
of this Act.

Schedule. (2) The provisions of the Schedule shall have effect as
to the constitution, members, committees, procedure and
meetings of the Corporation and otherwise in relation thereto.

(3) The seal of the Corporation shall be authenticated
in the manner prescribed in the Schedule and shall be judic-
ially and officially noticed.

Power of
Corporation to

4. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the
delegate. Corporation may delegate to any member or committee of

the Corporation the power and authority to carry out on
its behalf such functions as the Corporation may determine.

Duties of the
Corporation.

5 . It shall be the duty of the Corporation-
(a ) to stimulate, facilitate and improve the produc-

tion, marketing and processing of produce in Antigua
and Barbuda, particularly for the benefit of the producer;

( b ) to develop and carry out a co-ordinated pro-
gramme with the view of securing the most favourable
arrangements for the purchase, handling, distribution,
transportation, storage, processing, exportation, ship-
ping, marketing and sale of produce whether in Antigua
and Barbuda or out of Antigua and Barbuda and to
operate and maintain services necessary or incidental
thereto;

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(c) upon being required so to do by the Minister,
to make recommendations on any matter directly or
indirectly relating to the production and marketing of
produce;

(d) to collect, analyse and disseminate statistical
data on agricultural production, particularly horti-
cultural crops and livestock numbers by obtaining basis
data on acreage, yield, production and livestock
numbers, and to do so initially in collaboration with
the Ministry responsible for agriculture with the
assistance whenever possible of samples;

(e) to assist and advise producers in the selection
of commodities and their delivery to the market in order
to regulate market supplies and to avoid marketing gluts
with a consequent sudden drop in prices;

(f) to give, when necessary, in collaboration with
the Ministry responsible for agriculture, practical
demonstrations to producers in the timing of harvesting
fruits and vegetables, and in the preparation and pack-
ing of fruits and vegetables for the market;

(g) to supply to producers necessary means of pro-
duction such as seeds, fertilizers and insecticides; and

(h) generally to carry out the provisions of this Act.

6. (1) In the discharge of its functions the Corpora-
tion may arrange for its duties to be carried out either by
the Corporation directly through its own officers, servants
and employees, or indirectly through persons with whom
the Corporation has entered into contract; and for that pur-
pose the Corporation may, with the prior consent in writing
of the Minister, lease any lands, buildings, facilities or
equipment.

(2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Corpora-
tion may carry on all activities the carrying on of which
appears to it to be necessary, advantageous, or convenient
for or in connection with the proper discharge of its duties
under this Act, and in particular, without prejudice to the
generality of the foregoing, shall have power:-

( a ) to buy and sell produce;

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( b ) to import and export produce;

(c) to fix and determine the grading of produce;

(4 to establish and operate depots and agencies
for the purchase, delivery, grading and sale of produce;

(e) to enter into contracts for the transport of pro-
duce or of such other commodities as may facilitate the
operations of producers;

V) to enter into contracts for the purchase and sale
of produce upon such terms and conditions as the Cor-
poration may think fit;

Cg) to establish itinerant systems for the purchase
and sale of produce;

( h ) to establish and operate facilities for preparing
and processing any produce;

(2) to establish and operate facilities for cold storage
or any other form of storage for produce;

to act as commission agents for the disposal of
the produce of any producer or co-operative society;

( k ) to purchase, transport, store, insure, handle and
sell packaging material in such quantities and at such
prices as the Corporation may from time to time
determine;

(I) to issue licences for the exportation of any article
of produce approved by the Minister.

Policy directions. 7. The Minister may give to the Corporation direc-
tions of a general character as to the policy to be followed
in the performance of its functions in relation to matters ap-
pearing to him to concern the public interest, and the Cor-
poration shall give effect to all such directions.

Appointment as
Agent. 8. The Corporation may be appointed to be an agent

of the Government or any person.

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PART I1

Financial Provisions

9. The funds and resources of the Corporation shall Pzt;,",;",
consist of- Corporation.

( a ) such sums as may be granted to the Corpora-
tion from time to time by the Legislature;

( 6 ) such sums as may from time to time accrue
from the operations of the Corporation;

(c ) such sums as may from time to time be bor-
rowed by the Corporation for the purpose of meeting
any of its obligations or discharging any of its functions;

(4 such sums as may be advanced to the Corpora-
tion from time to time by the Government;

(e) monies earned or arising from any property,
investments, mortgages or debentures acquired by or
invested in the Corporation;

Cf) all other sums or property which may in any
manner become payable to or vested in the Corpora-
tion in respect of any matter incidental to its powers
and duties.

10. (1) The Corporation may, from time to time, Power to borrow
or raise capital.

with the approval of the Minister responsible for finance bor-
row, secure or raise money by the issue of debentures or
debenture stock, or other security, for all or any of the follow-
ing purposes-

( a ) the provision of working capital;

( 6 ) the fulfilling of the functions of the Corpora-
tion under this Act;

(c) the provision of capital for the expansion of and
additions to, its fixed assets;

(d) the redemption of any debenture or debenture
stock or other security that the Corporation is required
or entitled to redeem;

(e) any other expenditure properly chargeable to
capital account.

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(2) The Corporation may, from time to time, borrow
by way of overdraft or otherwise for periods not exceeding
one year such sums as the Corporation may require for
meeting its obligations and discharging its functions under
this Act.

Power to borrow
from

1 . ( 1 ) The Corporation may with the approval of
Government. the Minister responsible for finance, from time to time, bor-

row by way of advances from the Government such sums
as may be necessary for carrying out its functions under this
Act.

(2) For the purpose of making approved advances to
the Corporation under this section, the Minister respon-
sible for finance may authorise advances out of the proceeds
of any loan raised for the purpose or out of the reserve fund,
revenues or surplus balances of Antigua and Barbuda.

(3) Pending the raising of any such loan, the Minister
responsible for finance by warrant under his hand may
authorise the Accountant-General to make advances out of
the revenues of Antigua and Barbuda to the Corporation
in such sums and on such terms and conditions as the
Minister responsible for finance may think fit for the pur-
poses authorised by this Act.

(4) The repayment of any such advances and the pay-
ment of interest thereon shall be made by the Corporation
in like manner and on like conditions as borrowings by the
Corporation subject to any special terms and conditions which
may be stipulated with respect to any such advance by the
Minister responsible for finance upon the making thereof.

Application of
funds of

12. ( 1 ) The funds of the Corporation shall be applied
Corporation. towards-

(a) meeting the obligations and discharging any of
the functions of the Corporation under this Act and any
matter incidental thereto;

(b) the creation of a reserve fund of such an amount
as the Corporation deems expedient.

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(2) Any sums outstanding to the credit of the reserve
fund provided for under subsection (1) that is not immediately
required to be expended in the meeting of any obligation
or the discharge of any functions of the Corporation may,
from time to time, be invested in securities approved either
generally or specifically by the Minister responsible for
finance; and the Corporation may, from time to time, with
the like approval sell all or any of such securities.

13. (1) All decisions, orders, rules and regulations i~;:z:~;f
relating to the financial operations of the Corporation and
authorised by this Act shall be made by resolution of the
Corporation at a meeting thereof and shall be recorded in
the minutes of the Corporation.

(2) The Corporation shall keep proper accounts and
other records in respect of its operations, and shall cause
to be prepared a statement in respect of each financial year.

(3) The accounts of the Corporation shall be audited
by auditors to be appointed annually by the Corporation.

(4) The Corporation shall, before the commencement
of each financial year, submit to the Minister responsible
for finance for the information of the Parliament a copy of
its income and expenditure budget, in relation to such year.
The Minister responsible for finance shall cause copies of
such budget to be laid on the table of both chambers of the
Legislature.

(5) After the end of each financial year, the Corpora-
tion shall, as soon as the accounts of the Corporation have
been audited, cause a copy of the statement of accounts to
be transmitted to the Minister responsible for finance together
with a copy of any report made by the auditors on that state-
ment or on the accounts of the Corporation. The Minister
responsible for finance shall cause a copy of every statement
and report to be laid on the table of both chambers of the
Legislature.

(6) Notwithstanding any power of the Corporation con-
ferred by this Act, where the Corporation intends to embark
upon any programme for expanding its facilities and ser-
vices that will involve borrowing moneys upon the credit

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of Antigua and Barbuda or that will require a longer period
than one year to complete, the Corporation shall obtain the
approval of the Minister responsible for finance thereto before
incurring any liability in respect thereof.

Cash deposits
and payments.

14. (1) All monies of the Corporation accruing from
its operations under this Act shall be paid into some bank
or banks appointed by resolution of the Corporation, and
such monies shall, as far as practicable be paid into the bank
from day to day, except such sum as the accountant may
be authorised by rules made under section 15 to retain in
his hands to meet petty disbursements for immediate
payments.

(2) All payments out of the funds of the Corporation
except petty disbursements not exceeding a sum to be fixed
by rules made under section 15, shall be made by the
accountant, or on his behalf by any other officer appointed
by the Corporation, in accordance with any such rules.

(3) Cheques against any banking account required to
be kept or withdrawals from any savings bank account shall
be signed by the accountant and countersigned by the chair-
man of the Corporation or any member of the Corporation
or any officer of the Corporation appointed by resolution
of the Corporation for the purpose, and any such resolution
shall be certified by the chairman and forwarded to the bank
or banks concerned.

Rules. 15. The Corporation shall by resolution make rules
in respect of the following matters-

(aj the manner in which and the officers by whom
payments are to be approved;

(6 ) the bank or banks into which the monies of the
Corporation are to be paid, the title of any account with
any such bank, and the transfer of one fund from one
account to another;

(c) the appointment of a member of the Corpora-
tion or an officer of the Corporation to countersign
cheques on behalf of the chairman or in the absence
of the chairman;

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(6) the sum to be retained by the accountant to
meet petty disbursements and immediate payments and
the maximum sum that may be so disbursed for any
one payment;

(e) the method to be adopted in making payments
out of the funds of the Corporation; and

Cf) generally as to all matters necessary for the pro-
per keeping and control of the accounts and books and
the control of the finance of the Corporation.

16. (1) The Corporation shall prepare and present Annual Report
and Estimates.

to the Minister three months after the expiration of each
financial year of the Corporation a report-

(a) dealing generally with the activities of the Cor-
poration during its last preceding financial year;

(b) containing such information relating to the pro-
ceedings and policy of the Corporation as in its opinion
can be made public without detriment to the interest
of the Corporation; and

(c) containing a statement of its accounts audited
in accordance with the provisions of section 13.

(2) The Minister shall cause a copy of the report together
with the annual statement of accounts and the Auditor's
report thereon to be laid on the Tables of both chambers
of the Legislature.

(3) Copies of the Corporation's report together with the
annual statement of accounts and the auditor's report on
that statement or on the accounts of the Corporation shall
be published in such manner as the Minister may direct.

(4) The Corporation shall, not less than three months
(or such shorter period as the Minister may in any particular
case allow) before the expiration of each financial year sub-
mit to the Minister for approval its estimates of revenue and
expenditure in respect of its next succeeding financial year.

17. (1) Notwithstanding anything in any other Act ~ ~ ; ~ ' ' ~ ~ f ' ' ~
contained, all plant, machinery, appliances, apparatus, equip- Consumption
ment and other materials imported by the Corporation for I

ncome

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the purpose of carrying out its functions under this Act shall
be free of all customs duty and consumption tax whatsoever.

Cap. 212.

Appointment of
employees and
establishment
and maintenance
of superannua-
tion schemes.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Income
Tax Act, the income of the Corporation shall be wholly
exempt from payment of income tax.

Payments by
Corporation to
Government in
respect of
emoluments and
pensions, etc.,

Cap. 408.

18. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Cor-
poration may appoint and employ at such remuneration and
on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit a Manager,
a Secretary, an accountant and such other employees as may
be necessary and proper for the due and efficient administra-
tion, management and performance by the Corporation of
its functions under this Act.

(2) The Corporation may, with the approval of and sub-
ject to such terms and conditions as may be imposed by the
Governor-General, provide for the establishment and
maintenance of a Pension Scheme or a Provident Fund
Scheme for the benefit of employees of the Corporation, and
in every such scheme different provisions may be made for
different classes of employees.

19. (1) The emoluments of any public officer who
is in the service of the Corporation shall, at the end of every
month after the commencement of this Act, be paid into the
Consolidated Fund by the Corporation for the benefit of such
public officers.

(2) The sums payable as contributions by Government
under the Social Secuety Act in respect of such public officers
shall at the end of every monthafter the commencement of
this Act be paid into the Consolidated Fund by the Cor-
poration and such sums shall be paid by the Government
into the Social Security Fund established under the Social
Security Act.

(3) The Corporation shall, within three months after
the end of each financial year, pay to the Government in

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respect of such public officers as a contribution to the pension
and other rights of such public officers under the Pensions
Act such sum or sums of money as would have been due
by Government in respect of the accruing pension and other
rights of such public officers under the Pensions Act had such Cap. sll.
public officers not been in the service of the Corporation.

(4) In the event of the winding up or dissolution of the
Corporation any sums of money due under subsection (I), (2)
or ( 3 ) shall rank as preferred debts.

Miscellaneous

20. ( 1 ) The Corporation may, with the approval of Resulations.
the Minister, make regulations for the carrying out of the
purposes of this Act, and without limiting the generality of
the foregoing may make regulations-

( a ) establishing agricultural marketing schemes for
one or more categories of produce;

(6) fixing in respect of each category of produce
wholesale and retail prices;

(c) determining the basis on which commissions are
to be payable to the Corporation;

(6) providing for the licensing and registration of
producers and wholesale buyers of produce;

(e) prescribing the standard to which items of pro-
duce must conform in order to be deemed to be
marketable, and the inspection and grading according
to its quality of produce intended for export;

V) prohibiting the sale or export of produce without
inspection and grading and of any produce of inferior
quality;

(g) requiring registered producers to keep records
and where required, to furnish returns of all produce
sold by them, and of the price of all produce sold by
them;

(h ) providing for the general control of the handl-
ing and export of any produce;

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(9 providing for the issue of licences to export pro-
duce, and to prescribe fees to be paid to the Corpora-
tion for the issue of such licences; and for cancellation
and refusal of such licences;

providing for the regulation of the importation
of produce;

(k) providing for the regulation of sales of produce
cultivated in Antigua and Barbuda;

(I) prescribing the fees to be paid for any matter
or thing done under any Regulations made under this
section and the disposition of such fees.

(2) Regulations made under subsection (1) may pro-
vide that any breach or contravention of any regulation shall
be punishable on summary conviction by the imposition of
a fine not exceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars.

SCHEDULE

Constitution of 1. The Corporation shall consist of the following members-
the Corporation.

(a) An officer attached to the Ministry responsible for
agriculture, nominated by the Minister;

(b) ail officer attached to the Ministry responsible for
finance nominated by the Minister responsible for finance;

(6) an officer attached to the Ministry responsible for
health nominated by the Minister responsible for health;

(4 two members nominated by the Minister responsible
for Barbuda;

je) one illember representative of farmers engaged in the
cultivation of small agriculiura! farms or holdings selected
by the Minister;

V) one member representative of the business community
who shall be a wholesaler or retailer of produce; and

&) four other members.

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2. The members of the Corporation shall be appointed by Appointment of
the Minister by instrument in writing and, subject to the provisions members'
of this Schedule, shall hold office for such period not exceeding
two years as the Minister may direct at the time of appointment
but any member shall be eligible for re-appointment.

3. A person shall be disqualified from being appointed or Disqualification.
being a member of the Corporation as long as he is a member
of Parliament.

4. The Minister shall from among the members of the Chairman.
Corporation appoint a Chairman of the Corporation and a deputy
Chairman of the Corporation.

5 . The Minister may grant to any member of the Leave of absence.
Corporation leave of absence in respect of his duties as a member
of the Corporation.

6. If any member of the Corporation is by reason of illness Acting members.
or any other cause temporarily unable to perform his functions
as a member of the Corporation, the Minister may appoint any
person to act in his stead during the period of such illness or
inability.

7. (1) Any member of the Corporation, other than the Resignations.
Chairman, may at any time resign his office by instrument in
writing addressed to the Minister and transmitted through the
Chairman; and from the date of receipt by the Minister of such
instrument such member shall cease to be a member of the
Corporation.

(2) The Chairman may at any time resign his office by
instrument in writing addressed to the Minister and such
resignation shall take effect as from the date of the receipt by,the
Minister of such instrument.

8. The Minister may at any time revoke the appointment Revocation of
of any member of the Corporation if he thinks it expedient so to do. appointments.

9. (1) The names of all members of the Corporation as Gazetting of
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of the Corporation shall be published in the Gazette. of appointments.

(2) The termination of office of any member of the
Corporation whether by death, resignation, revocation, effluxion
of time or otherwise, shall be published in the Gazette.

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Oaths. 10. A member of the Corporation shall not enter upon the
duties of his office unless he has taken and subscribed an oath
before a Magistrate or a Justice of the Peace that he will faithfully
and to the best of his ability, discharge the trust and perform the
duties devolving upon him as a member of the Corporation.

Seal of the 11. (1) The seal of the Corporation shall be kept in the
Corporation and
signature and custody of the Chairman or the deputy Chairman or the Secretary
service. of the Corporation and may be affixed to instruments pursuant

to a resolution of the Corporation and in the presence of the
Chairman or deputy Chairman and of the Secretary of the
Corporation.

(2) The seal of the Corporation shall be authenticated by the
signature of the Chairman or deputy Chairman, and the Secretary
of the Corporation.

(3) All documents other than those required by law to be
under seal that are made by the Corporation and all decisions
of the Corporation may be signified under the hand of the
Chairman, or of any other member of the Corporation authorised
to act in that behalf, and of the Secretary of the Corporation.

Procedure and 12. (1) The Corporation shall meet at such times as may
meetings. be necessary or expedient for the transaction of its business, and

such meetings shall be held at such places and times and on such
days as the Corporation may determine.

(2) The Chairman may at any time call a special meeting
of the Corporation and shall, within seven days of the receipt of
a requisition in writing addressed to him by three or more members
of the Corporation representing at least three of the classes
mentioned in paragraph 1 summon a special meeting of the
Corporation to consider the matters contained in such requisition.

(3) The Chairman or in his absence, the deputy Chairman,
shall preside at meetings of the Corporation; and where both the
Chairman and the deputy Chairman are for any reason unable
to preside over a meeting, the Minister may appoint another per-
son to preside over that meeting.

(4) The Chairman, or in his absence, the deputy Chairman
(or where both the Chairman and the deputy Chairman are absent,
the person appointed by the Minister to preside over the meeting
in pursuance of sub-paragraph (3)) and eight other members of
the Corporation shall form a quorum.

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(5) The decisions of the Corporation shall be by a majority
of votes; and in addition to an original vote, the Chairman or
the deputy Chairman or other person appointed by the Minister
to preside over the meeting, as the case may require, shall have
a casting vote.

(6) Minutes in proper form shall be kept by the Secretary
of the Corporation and shall be confirmed by the Chairman or
the deputy Chairman or other person appointed by the Minister
to preside over the meeting, as the case may require, as soon as
practicable thereafter at a subsequent meeting. Certified copies
of such minutes when so confirmed shall be forwarded to the
Minister within such period as may be prescribed by the Minister.

(7) The Corporation may co-opt any one or more persons
to attend any meeting of the Corporation for the purpose of assisting
or advising the Corporation, but no such co-opted person shall
have any right to vote.

(8) Subject to the foregoing provisions of this Schedule the
Corporation may regulate its own proceedings.

(9) The validity of the proceedings of the Corporation shall
not be affected by any vacancy amongst the members thereof or
by any defect in the appointment of a merrtber thereof.

13. (1) The Corporation may appoint a committee of the Committees of
the Corporation. Corporation to examine and report to it on any matter whatsoever

arising out of or connected with any of its functions under this Act.

(2) Any such committee shall consist of at least one member
of the Corporation together with such other persons, whether
members of the Corporation or not, whose assistance and advice
the Corporation may desire.

(3) Where persons not being members of the Corporation,
are members of a committee appointed under this paragraph, or
where any person is co-opted under sub-paragraph (7) of
paragraph 12, the Corporation may, with the approval of the
Minister, by resolution declare the remuneration and allowance
of such persons, and such sums shall properly be payable out of
the funds and resources of the Corporation.

(4) The Corporation may by resolution reject the report of
any such committee or adopt it either wholly or with such modifica-
tions a s the Corporation may think fit.

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Disclosure of 14. A member of the Corporation who is directly or
interest. indirectly interested in a contract made or proposed to be made

by the Corporation-

(a ) shall disclose the nature of his interest at a meeting
of the Corporation; and

(b) shall not take part in any deliberation or decision
of the Corporation with respect to that contract.

Protection of 15. (1) No member of the Corporation shall be personally
members. liable for any act or default of the Corporation done or omittted

to be done in good faith in the course of the operation of the
Corporation.

(2) Where any member of the Corporation is exempt from
liability by reason only of the provisions of this paragraph, the
Corporation shall be liable to the extent that it would be if the
member was a servant or agent of the Corporation.

Remuneration of 16. There shall be paid from the funds of the Corporation
members. to the Chairman, the deputy Chairman, and other members of

the Corporation such remuneration, whether by way of
honorarium, salary or fees, and such allowances as the Minister
may determine.

Principal office. 17. (1) The Corporation shall have its principal or head
office in the City of Saint John's.

(2) The Corporation may establish branch offices in any part
of Antigua and Barbuda.
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