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Laws of the Republic of Vanuatu (1988) General Index

compiled by

Robert Spicer, M.A.

Figures in bold type refer to Chapter numbers. Figures in Roman type refer to Chapter page numbers. Figures in italic type refer to page numbers in Subsidiary Legislation.

References to Constitutional matters appear as Const. followed by the appropriate page number or numbers.

 

ABATTOIRS

animals-

    

diseased, removal where, 99:7

enclosures for, 99:6

entry restriction where not for slaughter,51:4

inspection of, 99:7

register of animals slaughtered, 51:5,99:8

rest before slaughter, 51:3, 99:6

approval-

annulment of, 99:9

application for, 99:4

conditions for grant of, 99:4-6

exemptions from requirement, 99:3

form of application, 99: 10

permit to buy meat from exempted supplier, 99:3-4

requirement, 99:3

approved abattoir-

carcasses, rails for moving, 99:5

cattle slaughter separate from pigs, 99:7

cold storage-

provisions, 99:6

use of, restrictions, 99:8

construction, conditions to be complied with, 51:3

design requirements, 51:3

electricity supply, 99:5

enforcement of provisions, 99:9

equipment requirements, 51:4

export approved abattoir, meaning, 98:5

hygiene requirements, 51:4, 99:5

inspection of meat. See meat inspection below

inspection of premises, 51:7, 99:8

meaning, 99:3, 100:2

meat export processing establishment, registration and licensing, 99:4

meat, grading and stamping, 99:8

meat inspection

appointment of inspectors, 99:3

powers of inspectors, 99:8

procedure, 99:8

notification of intended slaughter, 99:7

offences and penalties, 99:9

pigs, slaughter procedure, 99:7

premises-

design requirements, 51:3

remedying of defaults, 99:8

structural requirements, 99:4

register of slaughtering, 51:5, 99:8

removal of diseased animals, 99:7

slaughter procedure, requirements, 99:7

smoking prohibition, 99:6

sterilising equipment, 99:6

transport of carcasses, 99:6

unfit meat, destruction, 99:8

viscera, containers for, 99:7

water supply, 99:5,6

workers in, hygiene requirements, 99:6

ABSINTHE

prohibition, 4:2

ACCIDENTS

road traffic. See ROAD TRAFFIC-accidents

ACTS OF PARLIAMENT

amendment, provision for, 116:5

    

assent-

effect of, 116:3

President, form of statement of, 116:6

procedure for, 116:3

assented copies to be original copies, 116:4

authentication by Clerk, 116:3,6

Clerk of Parliament, functions of, 116:3

coming into force, date of, 116:4

commencement, date of, 116:4

evidence, status of originals and copies, 116:4

form of Acts and Bills, 116:3

notification in Gazette, 116:4,5

numbering of, 116:4

preparation after passing of Bills, 116:3

publication, requirements as to, 116:4

repeal, provision for, 116:5

reprinting and revisions, 116:5

retrospective effect, commencement date, 116:4

special majority, certification where passed by, 116:5

words of enactment, 116:3,5

ACUPUNCTURE. See HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICTS

District Commissioners, authority of, 106:2

ADMINISTRATOR

trust company acting as. See TRUST COMPANY

AERATED WATERS

bottles, hygiene requirements, 56:4

factories-

    

animals on premises, 56:4

certificate of compliance with provisions. 56:2,10

cleanliness requirements, 56:3

inspection, 56:6

permit to maintain-

    

application form, 56:7,9

display of, 56:6

requirement, 56:2

suspension, notice of, 56:8

structural requirements, 56:2-3

vehicles, name display on, 56:4

workers, health precautions, 56:4

meaning, 56:2

AFFIDAVIT

Commissioner for Oaths, authority of, 37:4
meaning, 37:4

AFFIRMATION

alternative to oath, as, 37:3
oaths, forms of, 37:2 See also OATHS

AGRICULTURAL FEES

authorisation, 74:4

    

compulsory disease control procedures, no charge for, 74:4

prescription of, 74:2

regulations-

matters within scope of, 74:2

text of, 74:4-7

scale of fees, 74:5-7

AGRICULTURE

fees to Department of Agriculture and Livestock.
See AGRICULTURAL FEES

AIR/SEA RESCUE. See SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATION

AIRCRAFT. See also CIVIL AVIATION

accidents, reports of, 89:2

airport departure tax, 77:2

arriving in Vanuatu-

    

baggage inspection-

    

rhinoceros beetle prevention, 28:2

disembarkation from-

meaning, 21:3

kitchen scraps, off-loading, 98:13

report of arrival-

rhinoceros beetle prevention, 28:2

rhinoceros beetle prevention provisions, 28:2

veterinary inspections, 98:13

customs controls-

confiscation, power of, 3:19

drugs, unlawfully carrying, 12:13

plants, import of living-

rhinoceros beetle prevention, 28:2

poliomyelitis danger area, arrival from-

crew disembarkation, 21:4

loading operations. etc., control. 21:5

poliomyelitis precautions, responsibility for,21:5

restriction of movement of, public order powers, 84:8,9

search and rescue operations, requisition for,89:2

search of, public order provisions, 84:8

wrecks, discovery of, 89:2

AIRPORTS

airport departure tax, 77:2

    

Bauerfield Airport, search and rescue headquarters, 89:2

customs controls-

loading and unloading goods, 3:7

departure tax, 178:1-2

amount, 178:2

exemptions, 178:2

method of payment, 178:2

regulations, 178:2

ALCOHOL

crude spirit

    

importation control, 8:2

meaning, 8:2

transportation prohibition. 8:2

industrial purposes, for-

importation, 8:2

pharmaceutical purposes, for-

importation, 8:2

pure alcohol-

import offences, 8:3

importation, 8:2

meaning, 8:2

sale, permission for, 8:2

transportation, prohibition, 8:2

ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS

aerodrome licence-

    

form of, 52: 15

requirement, 52:5

cinema/theatre licence-

form of licence, 52:13

requirement, 52:4

club licence-

form of, 52:14

requirement, 52:4

combined on- and off- licence-

division of premises, 52:4

forms of licence, 52:12,13

types of licence, 52:4

consumption of liquor-

places, restrictions as to, 52:6-7

under age of 18, 52:7

import permit-

application procedure, 52:3

forms of-

    

(alcohol importation), 8:4

(liquor licensing), 52:9

requirement, 52:3

importation-

authorisation requirement, 8:2

offences and penalties, 8:3

licence fees-

proportion of year, for, 52:5

table of, 52:17

time for payment, 52:6

variation for special hours, 52:7

licensed premises-

closure, grounds for, 52:8

construction requirements, 52:19

games of chance prohibited, 52:8

hours of opening, 52:7

meaning, 52:3

obstruction of officer on, 52:19

storage requirements for liquor, 52:19

transfer of ownership, 52:6

licences generally-

application procedure, 52:5

duration of validity, 52:5

premises, removal to new, 52:6

regulations enforcement, 52:19

renewal procedure, 52:5

suspension or withdrawal, 52:8

unlicensed sale as offence, 52:5

licensing offences and penalties, 52:8,9

meaning, 52:7

night club licence-

form of, 52:15

openings hours, 52:7

requirement, 52:4

occasional licence-

form of, 52:14

requirement, 52:4

off licence-

forms of, 52: 10,11

hours of opening, 52:7

opening of liquor container on premises 52:6

types of licence, 52:3-4

on-licence

forms of licence, 52:11, 12

opening hours, 52:7

types of, 52:4

pleasure boat licences, 52:5,16

regulations, offences, against, 52:19

sale-

hours of opening, remaining premises after, persons under age of 18, 52:6,7

intoxicated persons, to, 52:6

permission, requirement for, 8:2

permit, form of, 8:4

unlawful sales, 52:7

wine, meaning, 52:3

ALIENATED LAND 123: 4-5

applications to island court where identity of custom owners in dispute, 123:4-5

approval of lease or agreement, options open to Minister, 145:6

conclusion of negotiations, fixing of' day, 145:6

corporate bodies, restrictions, 145:4

custom owners-

    

improvements, payment for, 145:6,7

payments to mortgagee, 145:5

representation where unidentified, 145:7-8

submission of agreement or lease, date for, 145:6

trustee for, 145:7-8

voluntary negotiations, 145:5

entitlement of alienator to remain on. 123:4

improvements-

criteria for evaluation, 145:7

Lands Referee to value, 145:7

meaning, 145:3

payment for, 145:6.7

Lands Referee decision of, 145:7

meaning, 145:3

referral to, 145:6-7

valuation of improvements, 145:7

meaning. 145:5

referrals to Supreme Court on identity of alienator, 123:4

registration of alienators, 145:3,4

registration of mortgages, 145:4,5

regulations, Minister's power to make, 145:8

restriction of rights, 145:4

substitution of registered alienators, 145:4

vacation of alienated land, 145:7

AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION Const. 22

bills for, Const. 22
procedure, Const. 22
referendums, requiring support of, Const. 22

AMUSEMENT MACHINES

tax on. See AMUSEMENT MACHINES TAX

AMUSEMENT MACHINES TAX

calculation, basis of, 33:2

collection procedure, 33:3

declaration of machines-

    

annual requirement, 33:3

non-declaration, penalty, 33:4

requirement before operation, 33:2

exempt machines, 33:2

illegal operation-

confiscation as penalty, 33:3

reporting of, 33:4

machines liable to, 33:2

operator to be liable, 33:2

payment, period for, 33:3

penalties for offences, 33:4

rate of tax payable, 33:2

registration numbers for machines, 33:3

ANIMAL IMPORTATION

biological products, 201:7

compensation-

    

not payable, 201:6

crates accompanying animals, 201:6

declaration on arrival in Vanuatu, 201:4

destruction-

costs of, 201:6

Director-

appointment, 201:8

equipment accompanying animals, 201:6

examination on board vessels, 201:4-5

landing without permission, 201:5

offences, 201:8

orders prohibiting, 201:8

prescribed ports, 201:4

production of documents, 201:4

provisional permit, 201:4

quarantine-

areas. 201:7

enforcement, 201:5-6

expenses, 201:7

orders relating to, 201:8

performance, 201:6

power of officer to inspect, 201:7

regulations by Minister, 201:9

removal without permission, 201:5

repeal of provisions, 201:9

restriction, 201:4

seizure-

costs of, 201:6

ANIMAL PRODUCTS

imports-

    

bovine embryos and semen, 98:9-10

ram's embryos and semen, 98: 10

meaning, 98:5

ANIMALS. See also LIVESTOCK. and names of types of animals e.g. DOGS: TURTLES

bovine. See BOVINE ANIMALS

brucellosis eradication measures. See BRUCELLOSIS ERADICATION

captive animals, meaning, 78:2

carcass, meaning, 102:3

cruelty to, prevention of, 78:2,3

death, unexplained, duty to report, 98:26

Department of Agriculture and Livestock fees, 74:6-7

diseases of-

    

countries free from specific diseases, import schedules, 98:27-29

import restrictions to control, 98:6.

See also imports below

domestic animal, meaning, 78:2

export, agricultural fees, 74:6

feeding stuffs for. See FEEDING STUFFS FOR ANIMALS health inspection where imported, See imports below

holdings-

meaning-

    

(animal imports), 98:5

(butcheries), 100:2

importation. See ANIMAL IMPORTATION

imports-

agricultural fees, 74:6

application for licence. 98:12

crates and equipment used, disinfection, 98:13

designated ports, restriction to, 98:12

disease control restrictions, 98: 11-12

diseases, schedules of countries free from specific, 98:27-29

documents to be produced before unloading, 98:12-13

foreign country, meaning. 98:5

health inspection-

arrangement with owners. 98:25

certificate. 98:13

injury to animal during. 98:26

owners. duty of. 98:26

powers of veterinary inspectors, 98:25

infringement of provisions. reporting, 98:27

licence issue, 98:12

offences and penalties. 98:26-27

permission to import. 98:6

port open to imports, meaning, 98:5

quarantine See QUARANTINE-

animals arriving in Vanuatu

unlawful import. 98:26

unloading prohibited where conditions not complied with, 98:13

infected animals, requirements. 98:26

meaning, 78:2, 98:5, 102:3

movement control-

brucellosis eradication measures. See BRUCELLOSIS ERADICATION

movement within Vanuatu, meaning, 98:24

permits for movement, 98:24-25

veterinary inspection required, 98:25

poisoned bait, prohibition, 64:5

quarantine. See QUARANTINE-animals arriving in Vanuatu

slaughter of. See SLAUGHTER OF ANIMALS

tetanus control-

carcase destruction, 11:2

transportation, cruelty prevention, 78:2

trespass by cattle-

statutory control, 15:2

veterinary fees, 74:7

(Department of Agriculture and Livestock)

veterinary inspectors-

entry on land or premises, 98:25,26. See also VETERINARY INSPECTORS

veterinary officer. See VETERINARY OFFICER

APPEAL

Assessment Commission, from, 36:8

criminal cases, in, 136:50-52

    

appellant in prison, 136:50

costs, 136:52

final. 136:52

fixing of appeal, 136:51

further evidence, 136:52

order of registrar to be served on respondent, 136:51

powers of appeal court, 136:51-52

procedure on. 136:50

release pending. 136:52

standing for record, 136:50

summary rejection, 136:51

Court of Appeal, to, 136:50

decision of Commissioner of Maritime Affairs, from, 131:9

decisions of licensing officers, from, 53:17

Election Disputes Committee, from, 126:46

firearms, and, 198: 10

Hotel and Licensed Premises Tax assessments, 141:5

immigration, and, 66:11 -12

island court, from, 167:6-7

Land Surveyors Board, from, 175:5,7

Law Council Disciplinary Committee, from, 119:5

magistrates' courts from, 136:50

matrimonial causes, and, 192:7

Public Service Disciplinary Board, from, 129:6

registration of and leases, and, 163:36. See also LAND LEASES

registration of trade union, and, 161:6

senior police officers, by, 105:18

subordinate police officers, by, 105:17

Supreme Court, to, 136:50

health practitioners, by, 164:7-8

stamp duties, and. See STAMP DUTIES

APPEAL COURT

order to be certified to trial court, 136:52
powers of, 136:51-52

ARMED FORCES. See also VISITING FORCES

ARMORIAL BEARINGS, VANUATU NATIONAL

diagram of form of, 107:4
meaning, 107:2

ARMS, USE OF MILITARY

unlawful drill as offence, 84:4

ARRANGEMENT (COMPANIES)

amalgamations, 191: 110

appeals against arrangement, 191:137

binding nature of, 191:109

information to creditors and members, 191:109-110

liquidator, powers of, 191:122

meetings-

    

court's power to order, 191:109

notice of, 191:109

reconstruction and amalgamation, as to, 191:110

report of Official Receiver, hearing of, 191:267

sanctioning, 191:137

scheme or contract, dissenting shareholder, 191:111

transferee company, notice by, 191:111,394

ARREST. See also POLICE

assistance to judicial officer or police officer,136:14

contributories, absconding, 191:129

detention and search-

    

boats, 136:11

persons, 136:11

vehicles, 136:11

detention of person arrested without warrant, 136:13

how made, 136:11

mode of searching, 136:12

no unnecessary restraint, 136: 11

offensive weapons-

power to seize, 136:12

police officer-

deputing subordinate to arrest without warrant, 136:12

disposal of person arrested, 136:13

without warrant, 136:12

police to report, 136:13

power to break open doors and windows for purposes of liberation, 136:11

private person, by, 136:13

disposal of persons arrested, 136:13

refusal to give name and residence, 136:12

search of arrested persons, 136:11

search of place entered by person sought to be arrested, 136: 11

warrant, 136:18-20

avoidance of service of summons, and, 136:18

contents, 136:18-19

directed to police officer, execution of, 136:19

disobedience to summons, and, 136:18

duration, 136:18-19

execution-

    

place, 136:1

time, 136:19

form, 136:18-19

irregularities in, 136:19-20

notification of substance, 136:19

person arrested to be brought before court without delay, 136:19

power to direct recognizance to be taken, 136:19

to whom directed, 136:19

ARREST ON WARRANT

customs officers, powers of, 3:14

ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION

alteration of-

    

alternative to winding up, in, 191:113

liability of members, 191:30

procedure, 191:22

binding nature of, 191:29

copies to be given to members, 191:30

form of-

company limited by guarantee, 191:205-213

printing and signatures, 191:22

statutory requirement, 191:23

unlimited company, for, 191:214-215

registration requirement, 191:22

regulations, prescription of, 191:22

statements in-

requirements, 191:22

ASSEMBLY

notification-

    

incorrect, 84:7

requirement, 84:6

prohibition. power as to, 84:6

ASSESSORS

exemption from service, 136,41

expenses. 136:57

ground of objection to, 136:41-42

    

disposal of, 136:42

list of. 136:41

notice to, 136:41

persons ineligible, 136:40-41

qualification of, 136:40

scale of allowances, 136:41

ATTORNEY GENERAL

appointment, 118:2
establishment of office, 118:2
functions of, 118:2
legal appointments made by, 118:2
private practice prohibited, 118:2
Solicitor General, exercise of functions by, 118:2-3

AUDIT OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

Auditor General-

    

annual report by, 165:4

appointment, 165:2

delegation by, 165:3

duties, 165:3

estimates, 165:2

inquiries, 165:5

powers, 165:3-4

powers in relation to statutory corporations, 165: 5

report of irregularities by, 165:4-5

reports, 165:5

special reports, 165:5

staff, 165:2

term of office, 165:2

defective vouchers, 165:4

improper retention of public money, 165:5

test audits, 165:4

AUDITORS

companies, of. See COMPANIES-auditors

BAIL

bond for appearance, 136:21

committal of person bound by bond, 136:22

condition-

    

power to order sufficient, 136:21

decision of the Supreme Court, 136:22

discharge from custody of person released, 136:21

order refusing-

no appeal against, 136:22

power to release from custody, 136:21

presiding magistrate responsible for forwarding file to Supreme Court, 136:22

refusal-

statement of rights to be read on, 136:22

report by presiding magistrate to Supreme Court. 136:22

special conditions. 136:21

BALANCE SHEET

Companies-

    

accounts and reports to be annexed to, 191:85

annual requirement, 191:78

annual return, with, 191:68-69

auditors' report annexation of, 191:85

contents, 191:79

directors, duties of, 191:228,232

members, copies to be sent to, 191:8 6

signatures on, 191:85

BANKERS

privilege of-

    

company inspections, 191:95,98,180

BANKING

Development Bank of Vanuatu. See DEVELOPMENT BANK OF VANUATU

BANKRUPTCY

contributories, of, 191:122
directors of companies, of, 191:102
members of companies, of, 191:114-15
Official Receiver in, See OFFICIAL RECEIVER (BANKRUPTCY)

BANKRUPTCY RULES

winding up, application to, 191:138

BANKS AND BANKING. See also CENTRAL BANK OF VANUATU; FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

accepting deposits of money, meaning, 63:3

assets, minimum holding of liquid, 63:8-9

audit and examination-

    

appointment of persons, 63:9

contraventions revealed, powers as to, 63:10

auditor-

production of books, 63:10

appointment requirements, 63:10,11

auditor's report-

annual meeting, reading at, 63: 11

balance sheet, requirements, 63:9

bank, meaning, 63:3

banking business, meaning, 63:3

business transactions, restrictions on, 63:7,8

capital, minimum requirement, 63:6,13

commercial activities, restrictions on, 63:8

directors-

advances to, restrictions, 63:7-8

meaning, 63:3

licensing as financial institutions. See FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

licensing manager. meaning, 63:3

merchant banking business. meaning, 63:3

name to include word "bank", 63:7

officers. meaning, 63:3

use of word "bank", 63:7

BAUERFIELD AIRPORT

emergency air search service headquarters, BOOKS 89:2

BICYCLES

lighting requirements- $11

    

offences and penalties, 29:35

required lights, 29:8

motorised, as "vehicles", 29:3

(pedestrian crossings)

BILL OF EXCHANGE

companies, capacity of, 191:35

BILLS OF SALE

stamp duty, 68:17

BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS

import-

    

disease control restrictions, 98:11

meaning, 98:5

BIRDS

wild, protection of-

    

capture, permit for, 30:3

devices, confiscation of, 30:3

enforcement of provisions, 30:4

game wardens, authority of, 30:4

hunting of protected species, 30:2

names of protected species, 30:2

night hunting prohibited, 30:3

penalties for offences, 30:3

sale etc., of protected species, 30:3

trapping apparatus, import restrictions, 30:3

BIRTHS, REGISTRATION. See also CIVIL STATUS-central register

acknowledgements-

    

registration of, 61:5

birth and death, simultaneous registration, 61:7

declaration of birth, 61:7

discovery of newborn child, 61:7

entries in register-

    

form of, 61:5,13-14

particulars to be included, 61:5,7

name, entry or alteration, 61:6

period for registration, 61:7

BISLAMA LANGUAGE

Commissions of Inquiry reports, 85:3

BONDED WAREHOUSES

customs requirements, 3:11-12

dangerous goods excluded, 3:12

Government bonded warehouse-

    

bond certificate, 3:12

declaration for admission, 3: 11

period of storage, 3:12

placing of imported goods in, 3:11

BONDS

issue of. See ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT LOANS

BOOKS

deposit and preservation-

    

application of provisions, 88:2

offences and penalties, 88:3

printer, duty of, 88:2

public consultation of books, 88:2

requirements, 88:2

storage, regulation of, 88:3

meaning, 88:2

printed, meaning, 88:2

BOUNDARIES (LAND)

statutory requirements, 14:2

BOVINE ANIMALS. See also CATTLE; LIVESTOCK

import-

    

disease restrictions as to specific, 98:6

documents to accompany, 98: 15

semen or embryos, restrictions, 98:9,18

BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS

herd officially free from, meaning, 98:5

BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS ERADICATION

areas of application of provisions, 59:4

certificate of compulsory slaughter-

    

carcase, to accompany, 59:2

form of, 59:6

issue, 59:3

compensation for compulsory slaughter, 59:2,3-4

confiscation of meat, 59:3,7

destruction of infected cattle, 59:2

enforcement of provisions, 59:4

infected region-

declaration of, 59:2

livestock dealings, restriction, 59:2

map of, 59:5

offences against eradication provisions, 59:4

stock farms, inspection of, 59:2

tests, intradermal, 59:2

BRUCELLOSIS

herd officially free from, meaning 98:5

BRUCELLOSIS ERADICATION

abortion in animals, action on, 102:6

acute outbreaks, destruction of herds, 102:6-7

animals, presentation for serum testing, 102:5

area of acute infection, declaration, 102:6

bulls, isolation of, 102:6

carcasses-

    

acute outbreaks, disposal in, 102:7

movement restriction, 102:4

reactors, of, disposal procedure, 102:5

castration as preventive measure-

acute outbreaks, in, 102:6

bulls after testing, 102:6

compensation to owner. 102:7

compensation for slaughter or castration, 102:7

cows in calf, isolation, 102:5

forms, prescription of, 102:8

milk, movement control, 102:4

movement of cattle, restrictions, 102:4

offences and penalties, 102:8

owner, meaning, 102:3

pigs, destruction of, 102:7

premises-

acute infection, declaration, 102:6

meaning, 102:3

restricted See restricted premises below

preventive measures in restricted areas, 102:4

reactor-

action on finding, 102:5

carcass of, destruction, 102:5

meaning, 102:3

restricted area-

declaration, 102:3,6

ending of restrictions, 102:7

restricted premises-

activities prohibited on, 102:3

declaration, 102:3

ending of restrictions, 102:7

preventive measures to be observed, 102:4

slaughter of animals-

compensation, where required, 102:7

reactor, action on discovery of, 102:5

restrictions on, 102:4

sporting activities restrictions, 102:4

symptoms appearing in animal, action on, 102:6

testing of animal-

ending of restrictions; 102:7

notice requiring, 102:5

veterinary inspector-102:3

notice as to slaughter, 102:6

notice as to testing, 102:5

supervision of slaughter, 102:5

testing of animals, 102:5

BUILDING SOCIETIES, See FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS BUILDINGS

BUILDINGS

encroachment on roads, prohibition, 25:2

public buildings-

    

meaning, (taxis), 494

BURIAL

cemeteries, termination of use, 101:4

concessions of land, 101:3

ex-servicemen, associations of-

    

concessions to, 101:3

vaults, interment in, 101:4

fees, 101:5

graves-

dimensions and placing, 101:3

ex-servicemen, concessions to, 101:3

private, land for, 101:3

publicly maintained, 101:3

renewal of concessions, 101:4

successive interments, 101:4

leaded coffin-

meaning, 101:2

where required, 101:3,4

municipality to carry out works, 101:5

permits to inter-

authority to grant. 101:2

form of, 101:6

grant of, 101:2

place of interment, restrictions, 101:2-3

tombstones. 101:4-5

transport of bodies, 101:3

vaults, interment in, 101:4

BUSINESS LICENCE

application-

    

short form, 173:41-45

application for - 173:3

approval, 173:4

refusal, 173:4

application form, 173:28,29-30

authority, 173:3

cancellation, 173:7

canned soft drinks-

restrictions relating to manufacture, 173:46

confidentiality of information, 173:5

destruction, 173:5

different businesses, for, 173:6

different premises, for, 173:5

display, 173:4

duplicate-

fee for issue, 173:28

economic control, 173:4

exemptions, 173:25

fees- 173:5

abatement of, 173:6,26

business services, 173:19-22

construction industries and trades, 173:12-13

financial institutions, 173:19-22

insurance companies, 173:19-22

manufacturing industries and trades, 173:8-12

mining and quarrying, 173:78

personal services, 173:22-24

rates, 173:7-24

real estate companies, 173:19-22

recreational services, 173:22-24

reduction of, 173:6

repair services, 173:22-24

revenue from, 173:6

social services, 173:22-24

transportation and storage facilities, 173:16-19

utilities, 173:24

wholesale and retail merchandising trades, 173:13-116

form. 173:28,40

issue of, 173:3-4

localization of businesses, 173:4

new and existing businesses in Vanuatu 173:27

new and existing businesses outside Efate and Espiritu Santo, 173:27

new businesses on Efate, 173:27

new businesses on Espiritu Santo, 173:27

loss, 173:5

penalties, 173:6-7

power of search, 173:5

requirement, 173:3

rules, 173:7

BUSINESS NAMES REGISTRATION

application of provisions, 62:3

certificate of registration-

    

display requirement, 62:5

evidence, as. 62:6

cessation of business-

duty to notify, 62:6

form of notice, 62:9

changes in firms, etc., notification, 62:4-5,9

copies of documents, 62:6

default, penalty for, 62:5

deletion of names, 62:6

false statements, penalties, 62:5

fees payable-

amounts, 62:6

failure to pay, 62:6

index of names, 62:6

inspection of statements, 62:6

litigation within period of default, 62:5

misleading names, restrictions, 62:7

offences, liability for, 62:7

procedure for registration, 62:3-4

proceedings against unregistered firms, 62:5

refusal to register-

grounds for, 62:6

misleading names, 62:7

use of name after refusal, 62:7

reservation of name, 62:4

statement of particulars-

change in particulars, form, 62:9

form of, 62:8

particulars to be included, 62:4

signatories, 62:4

time for registration, 62:4

BUTCHERIES

business licence requirement, 100:2

enforcement of provisions, 100:6

hygiene requirements, 51:7

meaning, 100:2

meat-

    

export processing establishment, 100:2

inspection requirements, 100:4

source of supply, 100:4

storage, 100:3

offences and penalties, 100:5-6

premises-

closure by court order, 100:5

construction requirements, 51:6,100:3

inspection, 51:7,100:4,5

notices by inspectors, 100:5

trading-

conditions to be complied with 51:6

BUTCHERS

meaning, 100:2
medical examination requirement, 100:2

BUTTER

import, conditions for, 98:22-23

BY-LAWS 126:16-17

authorisation of provisions-

    

public vehicles, 49: 11

not to conflict with Acts or orders 126:17

penalty for contravention 126:17

power to enforce making of 126:17

power to make, 126:16

procedure relating to 126:16-17

publications, 126:17

subdivided municipality, applicable to, 126:25

CACAO

export duty calculation, 31:6.7

CANNABIS

cultivation prohibited, 12:12
meaning, 12:2
premises for smoking, permitting use of, 12:12
prohibited substance, as, 12:3

CANNABIS RESIN

meaning, 12:2
prohibited substance, as, 12:3

CAPITAL OF A COMPANY

increase-

    

notice, form of, 191:404

registration requirement, 191:49

profits, capitalisation of, 191:201

reduction-

court order confirming, 191:49-50

creditors, concealing names of, 191:51

liability of members, 191:51

objection by creditors, 191:49-50

registration of court order, 191:50

special resolution, 191:49

share capital See SHARE CAPITAL

CARCASS

brucellosis eradication measures. See BRUCELLOSIS ERADICATION
meaning, 102:3

CARGO

customs controls-

    

customs officer, entertainment on ships, 3:7-8

loading and unloading-

hours and places for, 3:7

sealing of hatches, 3:7

penalties for breach of provisions, 3:7

removal from ship before re-loading, 3:6

export duties. See EXPORT DUTIES

search, powers of-

coastal trading control, 113:3

CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA

bulk cargo-weights ascertained by third parties, 131:29
contract permitted as to damages to goods while not on ship, 131:28-29
discrimination forbidden as to competing shippers, 131:29
effect of statutory provisions, 131:29
immunities, 131:26-28
liabilities, 131:25-26,28
responsibilities. 131:25-26,28
rights, 131:26-28
risks, 131:25
scope of statutory provisions, 131:29
special conditions, 131:28

CATS

brucellosis eradication measures, 102:5

import-

    

rabies prevention measures, 98:6

statutory declaration requirement, 98:15

CATTLE

bovine tuberculosis. See BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS

brucellosis eradication measures. See BRUCELLOSIS ERADICATION

castration-

    

brucellosis eradication measures, 102:6,7

licence for exemption from prohibition, 103:2

regulation by Minister's order, 103:2

export-

consent of Minister requirement, 97:2

female, spaying and slaughter restrictions, 103:4,5

import-

authorisations, 98:6-7

diseases, controls relating to specific, 98:6

infected countries, prohibition where from, 98:6

quarantine requirements, 1:5

quarantine station, surveillance at, 98:7

semen or embryos, disease control restrictions, 98:9-10

meaning, 1:3

meat products derived from. See MEAT PRODUCTS

slaughter-

exemption from order prohibiting, 103:2

female cattle, restrictions, 103:4,5

licence for exemption from prohibition, 103:2,5

regulation by Minister's order, 103:2

spaying-

licence for exemption from prohibition, 103:2,5

regulation by Minister's order, 103:2

restriction regulations. 103:4,5

trespass by-

statutory control, 15:2

CATTLE GRIDS

construction requirements, 25:2
public roads. on. 25:2

CEMETERIES. See also BURIAL

meaning, 101:2
termination of use, 101:4

CENSORSHIP

films. See FILMS-Censorship Board

CENSUS

information-

    

false documents, delivery of. 71:3

power to require, 71:2

unlawful communication of, 71.3

offences and penalties, 71:3

Principal Statistician, powers and duties, 71:2, 83:3

regulations-

matters within scope of, 71:2

test period, declaration, 71:3

CENTRAL BANK OF VANUATU

accounts, 125:19

acquisition of evidence of indebtedness issued by government, 125:17

advances to government, 125:17-18

adviser to government, 125:16-17

agents, 125:5

annual report, 125:19

audit, 125:19

banker to government, 125:16-17

Board of Directors, 125:6-8

    

conflicts of interest, 125:8

meetings of, 125:8

power to appoint officers and employees, 125:8

procedure, 125:8

secrecy, 125:8-9

capital, 125:5-6

clearing services, 125:14

credit, regulation of, 125:15-16

credit to government, 125:8

credit to statutory corporations, 125:18

currency. See CURRENCY

dealings in shares for development purposes 125:20

depository to government, 125:16-17

discounting of medium-term credits, 125:13

establishment of, 125:4-5

exemption from banking laws, 125:20

exemption from taxes and stamp duties, 125:19

financial institutions-

inspection of, 125:14

opening accounts for, 125:12

provision of information by, 125:14

financial year, 125:19

fiscal agent to government, 125:16-17

general reserve, 125:6

government, relations with, 125:16-18

incorporation of, 125:4-5

interest. regulation of. 125:15-16

net profit, 125:6

operations in gold-

foreign exchange. and, 125:12

operations with account holders. 125:13

places of business, 125:5

prescription of reserves by, 125:14-15

principal objects of, 125:5

prohibited activities. 125:19-20

prohibited names, 125:20

CENTRAL REGISTER. See CIVIL STATUS

Central Register

CHAIN LETTERS

prohibition of, 10:3

CHARITABLE ASSOCIATIONS

fees, 140:9

incorporation of committee, 140:2

    

application form, 140:6

incorporation-

applications, 140:2-3

certificate, 140:3,8

    

cancellation, 140:3-4

Gazetting, 140:3

inspection of register, 140:4

refusal of grant of incorporation-

appeals, 140:2

registered office, 140:3

registration of changes, 140:4

regulations, 140:5

transfer of interests in land, 140:4

validity of contracts, 140:3

vesting of assets and liabilities, 140:3

CHARITIES

import duties. See IMPORT DUTIES

CHEESE

import-

    

conditions to be complied with, 98:23

CHEMISTS (PHARMACEUTICAL). See PHARMACIES AND PHARMACISTS

CHEQUE TAX

debt to government, as, 181:2

imposition, 181:2

inspection of records, 181:2

late payment-

    

penalty for, 181:2

payment, 181:2

quarterly returns, 181:2

regulations, 181:2

CHIEF JUSTICE Const. 15

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS. See also INFANTS

foetal death. meaning, 61:4
maintenance of children. See MAINTENANCE OF CHILDREN

CHIROPRACTIC. See HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

CINEMAS

film censorship. See FILMS-Censorship Board

CINEMATOGRAPH FILMS. See FILMS

CITIZENSHIP Const. 8-9

adopted children, 112:4

adoption, by, 112:4-6

application by entitled person, 110:2,4

application by woman married to citizen, 112:4

application forms-112:10-18

    

fees, 112:21-22

automatic, Const. 8

avoidance of dual nationality, Const. 9

certificate, 112:9

certificate of citizenship-

form of, 110:5

issue, 110:2

retention, 110:3

certificate of status, 112:7

commission, 112:3-4

allowances, 112:4

functions, 112:4

meetings, 112:4

membership, 112:3

Ministerial directions and requests, 112:4

powers, 112:4

procedure, 112:4

removal of members, 112:3

resignation of members, 112:3

deprivation, 112:6

entitled person, meaning, 110:2

entitlement to, Const. 8-9

false information to obtain, 110:3

further provision for, Const. 14

honorary, 112:7

loss of, 110:2-3,112:6

naturalization, by, Const. 9, 112:4-6

application for, 112:5-6

granting of, 112:5-6

oath of allegiance, 112:8

persons born after day of independence, Const. 9

publication of names of registered citizens, 110:2

regaining by married woman, 112:7

registers-112:7

offences, 112:8

penalty, 112:8

registration of citizens, 110:2

renunciation- 112:6

form 112:19-21

retention of certificate by Commission, 112:6

trust. See TRUST COMPANY

CIVIL AVIATION

accidents-

    

investigation of, 159:5

advertisement-

prohibited, 159:109

aerial lighthouses. 159:86

aerobic flight. 159:38-39

aerodrome metereological minima-159:48

limitations, 159:48

aerodrome traffic rules. 159:51-53

aerodrome traffic zone-

operation within. 159:51

aerodromes-

authorisation, 159:85

birds, hazards caused by, 159:87

classification, 159:84

closing of, 159:49

declarations, 159:108

general provisions, 159:85-86

licensing, 159:85

noise abatement, 159:86

noise at, 159:87

vibration at, 159:87

aerodromes, use of, 159:35-36

age of pilot, 159:43

agricultural operations-

persons qualified, 159:40-41

aid-

provision of, 159:8-9

air displays, 159:39

air navigation-

obstructions to, 159:87

air navigation charge-

exemption, 159:118

method of payment, 159:118

air payments, 159:39

air service certificates, 159:69

air space-

designation, 159:53

air traffic control clearances, 159:37-38

air transport-

information as to, 159:6

aircraft-

classification, 159:104

definition, 159:72

information, 159:51

operating on water, 159:51

aircraft controls-

operation of, 159:44-45

aircraft-fuelling operations, 159:50

aircraft parking fees-

amount, 159:111

charge, 159:111

fees to be recovered as civil debt, 159:111

method of payment, 159:111

overnight parking fees, 159:111

airport of entry, 159:31

airports-

control of, 159:7

air worthiness-

certificate 159:75-76

    

conditions. 159:77

maintenance, after, 159:79-80

proof of validity, 159:77

replacement for imported aircraft, 159:77

suspension. 159:77-78

validation for imported aircraft, 159:77

Vanuatu aircraft operating outside Vanuatu. 159:79

alternate aerodromes-

requirements for, 159:49

birds-

hazards caused by, 159:87

buildings-

control of, 159:7

cabin attendants, 159:42-43

captive balloons-

flying of, 159:50

carriage-

dangerous goods, 159:33-34

firearms, 159:34

portable electronic devices, 159:34

prohibited, 159:33

carriage of authorised persons, 159:48

certificate, 159:9-10

certificate of approval-

delegation of responsibility, 159:81-82

grant of, 159: 81-82

certificate of compliance, 159:81

certificates-

cancellation, 159:28

endorsement, 159:28

suspension, 159:28

certificates of type of approval, 159:76-77

checking by authorised persons, 159:48

classification of aircraft, 159:76

conditions of flight, 159:29

continued fitness or proficiency-

examination for, 159:36

control, 159:3-6

Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to International Carriage by Air, 137:2-12

additional protocol, 137:11-12

airway-bill, 137:4-7

amending Protocol, 137:12-16

baggage check, 137:4

carrier, liability of, 137:7-9

combined carriage, provisions relating to, 137:9-10

documents of carriage, 137:3-7

final provisions, 137:10-11

general provisions, 137:10-11

passenger ticket, 137:3-4

scope as amended, 137:16

Convention on Damage caused by Foreign Aircraft to Third Parties on the Surface-137:19-29

application, 137:27

extent of liability, 137:21-22

final provisions, 137:27-28

general provisions. 137:27

limitation of actions, 137:25-26

principles of liability, 137:19-21

rules of procedure, 137:25-26

security for operator's liability, 137:22-24

conventions, 137:1-29

force of law, 137:2

powers of Prime Minister, 137:2

co-ordination of operational control with other services. 159:70

co-pilots, 159:42

cruising levels-

table of, 159:54

daily flight records, 159:33

danger areas, 159:34-35

dangerous obstructions-

removal of, 159:7-8

defects-

investigation, 159:82

rectification, 159:82

reporting, 159:82

Department of Civil Aviation-

administration of Act, 159:7

functions, 159:7

Director-

compliance with decisions of Minister, 159:27

promulgation of orders, 159:27

disembarkation-

powers of pilot, 159:41

documents-

production of, 159:27

documents to be carried, 159:31-32

internal flights, 159:32

international flights, 159:32

dropping of articles, 159:34

drugs, 159:43.

emergency equipment, 159:46,58-59

emergency flights, 159:37

engine ground check, 159:44

equipment, 159:55-56

night flights, for, 159:57

fees-

aerodromes, 159:103

certificates of airworthiness, 159:103

certificates of registration, 159:103

examinations, 159:101-102

miscellaneous, 159:103

payment of, 159:103

flight check system, 159:45-46

flight crew-

agricultural rating, 159:100

airline transport pilot licence, 159:97

cadet flight engineer licence, 159:98

cadet flight navigator licence, 159:97-98

category A flight instructor rating, 159:99-100

category B flight instructor rating, 159:99

category C flight instructor rating, 159:99

category D flight instructor rating, 159:98-99

category E flight instructor rating, 159:98

chemical rating, 159:100

class 1 instrument rating, 159:100

class 2 instrument rating, 159:100

commercial pilot licence, 159:97

compass rating, 159:100

crediting of flight and ground time, 159:101

flight engineer licence, 159:98

flight navigator licence, 159:98

flight radio telephone operator rating, 159:100

glider towing rating, 159:100

licences, 159:42-93

knowledge, skill and experience requirements, 159:95

maximum validity periods, 159:95-96

medical requirements, 159:95

minimum age requirements, 159:94

production of, 159:101

proof of identity, 159:94

renewal, 159:94

logbooks, 159:101

private pilot licence, 159:96-97

ratings, 159:92-93

knowledge, skill and experience requirements, 159:95

medical requirements, 159:95

minimum age requirements, 159:94

proof of identity, 159:94

senior commercial pilot licence, 159:97

student pilot licence, 159:96

flight engineer, 159:42

flight instruction-

persons qualified to give, 159:40

flight manual, 159:78

flight navigator, 159:42

flight operations-

classification, 159:67-68

performance requirements, 159:68-69

supervision, 159:69-70

third party insurance cover, 159:68

training and checking organisation, 159:71

flight operations officer-

duties of, 159:70

flight plans-

operational, 159:53

flight radio operator, 159:42

flight time limitations-

aerial work operations, 159:36-37

air transport operations, 159:37

flight time records, 159:48

flight under IFR-

persons qualified, 159:40

flights above 10,000 feet-

requirements for, 159:59

flying schools, 159:87-88

foreign aircraft-

flight over Vanuatu by, 159:30-31

flying, prohibition of, 159:78

operation within Vanuatu, 159:31

foreign territory-

flight over, 159:31

free balloons-

operation of, 159:30

fuel requirements, 159:49-50

gliders-

operation of, 159:30

ground fire precautions, 159:50

ground schools, 159:87-88

hazardous flight conditions, 159:45

high seas-

flight over, 159:31

icing conditions, 159:45

IFR flights altitudes for, 159:55

classification, 159:54

communications for, 159:55

procedures for, 159:54

IFR training flights-

instruments and equipment, 159:56-57

inspection of aircraft, 159:78-79, 80-81

instruments, 159:55-56

air transport operators, 159:57-58

night flights, for, 159:57

training aircraft, for, 159:58

interference, 159:29

international flights, 159:31

intoxicating liquor, 159:43

land-

restriction on use of, 159:8

landing fees-

aircraft on domestic service, 159:106

aircraft on international service, 159:106

exemptions, 159:106

helicopters, 159:106

method of payment, 159:107

licences-

cancellation, 159:28

endorsement, 159:28

suspension. 159:28

variation, 159:28

licensing, 159:5-6

lifesaving equipment, 159:46

lights-159:59-61

dangerous, 159:86

display of, 159:8

load sheets, 159:32-33

log books-

carried in aircraft, 159:88-89

flight crew, 159:101

instructions for maintaining, 159:89

maintenance of, 159:88

pattern of, 159:88

preservation, 159:88

maintenance of aircraft, 159:79

maintenance manual, 159:71

maintenance personnel-

aircraft maintenance engineer, 159:90

approved instructors, 159:92

certificate of competency, 159:91

licensees, privileges of, 159:90-91

validity of. 159:91

maintenance approval, 159:91

re-examination, 159:91

training, approval of, 159:91-92

maintenance release-

issue of, 159:78-79

marking of exits, 159:46

marks-

affixing, 159:73

form of, 159:73

location of, 159:74

measurement, 159:74

nationality, 159:73

special, 159:73

specification, 159:75

meteorological conditions, 159:48-49

military rules-

compliance with, 159:26

minimum flight crew, 159:42

minimum safe heights, 159:38

Minister, duties of, 159:3

modification of aircraft, 159:80

night operations, 159:39

nuisance, 159:29

occupation of certain seats, 159:45

offences, 159:9

jurisdiction, 159:9

prosecution within 12 months, 159:9

official hours, 159:116

oil requirements, 159:49-50

operating agencies-

maintenance organisation, 159:80

operation and maintenance of aircraft-

dangerous, 159:37

operations-

rules governing, 159:53

operations manual, 159:70-71

overhaul of aircraft, 159:80-81

parachute descents, 159:40

passengers-

not to be carried by student pilots, 159:41

not to be carried on certain flights, 159:41

permit to fly, 159:76

suspension of, 159:77-78

personnel-

instruction of, 159:69,71-72

persons not to be carried, 159:45

picking up objects, 159:40

pilot in command, 159:43

preflight responsibilities, 159:43-44

qualifications, 159:47

responsibility, 159:43

pilot skill-

maintenance of, 159:47

pilotless aircraft, 159:31

planning of flights, 159:44

position reporting, 159:54

power of Minister to make regulations, 159:4-5

prevention of operation of aircraft, 159:29

prohibited areas, 159:34-35

proving test, 159:71

radio equipment-

approval, 159:83

exemptions, 159:83

installation. 159:83

maintenance. 159:83

requirements, 159:83

use of, 159:83

radio ground check, 159:44

ratings-

cancellation, 159:28

endorsement, 159:28

suspension, 159:28

recent experience limitation, 159:36

records-

production of, 159:27

records to be maintained in flight, 159:33

registration of aircraft-

cancellation, 159:73

certificate of registration, 159:72

change of ownership, 159:72

mortgage, 159:73

nationality of aircraft, 159:73

register, 159:72

regulation, 159:3-6

Regulations-

application, 159:26

repair of aircraft, 159:80-81

replacement of aircraft, 159:80-81

restraint of persons-

powers of pilot, 159:41

restricted areas, 159:34-35

right of access, 159:28

control, 159:28

prohibition, 159:28

right of way rules, 159:50-51

rules of foreign states-

compliance with, 159:71

runway utilisation, 159:44

safety devices, 159:58

security service fees-

payment, 159:115

recovery as civil debt, 159:115

sign-

distress, 159:66

urgency, 159:66-67

signals, 159:61-67

simulated instrument flight safeguards, 159:39

smoking in aircraft, 159:41

special landing and take-off fees,159:112-113

survival equipment, 159:58-59

test pilots, 159:41

towing, 159:40

training organisations, 159:87-88

Vanuatu Civil Air Ensign, 159:27

visual flight rules, 159:54

requirements, 159:54

suspension of operations under, 159:54

water-

flight over, 159:39-40

wearing of safety belts, 159:46

weather radar

carriage of, 159:58

CIVIL STATUS. See also BIRTHS, REGISTRATION; DEATHS, REGISTRATION MARRIAGES, REGISTRATION

meaning, 61:4

Central Register-

    

certified copies of entries, 61:6-7, 26

erasures and insertions, 61:6

erroneous entries, 61:6

maintenance of, 61:4,5. See also REGISTRAR GENERAL

names, forms of, 61:6

offences and penalties, 61:11

official status of entries, 61:12

procedure for making entries, 61:6

declarations-

acknowledgements, 61:7

births, 61:7

deaths, 61:8

failure to declare, 61:11

foetal death, 61:8

late declarations, 61:9-10

marriages, 61-8

prescribed times for making, 61:25

prior to Act commencement, 61: 10

judicial and administrative decisions, registration, 61:6

Register of. See Central Register above

Registrars-

liability for offences, 61: 11

registration offences and penalties, 61:11

CLASSIFIED MATERIAL. See OFFICIAL SECRETS-classified material

CLOSED DISTRICTS

declaration, powers as to, 16:2

licence to enter-

    

breach of conditions,. 16:3

conditions for grant, determination, 16:2

penalty for unlicensed entry, 16:2

revocation, 16:2

security, furnishing of, 16:2

licensees-

offences by, 16:3

recovery of expenditure from, 16:3

restrictions, nature of, 16:2

COASTAL TRADING

control provisions-

    

delegation of Minister's powers, 113:3

offences and penalties, 113:4

licence-

application for, 113:2

cancellation or suspension, 113:3

conditions or limitations, 113:2

exemptions from requirement, 113:4

fees, schedule of, 113:7

form of application, 113:6-7

form of licence, 113:8

information required from applicant, 113:2-3

requirement, 113:2

meaning, 113:2

regulations, power to make, 113:4

COCA LEAVES

meaning, 12:2
prohibited substance, 12:3

COCAINE

prohibited substances, 12:3
substances exempt from dangerous drugs control. 12:10

COCOA

Appeals Committee, 139:6

bagging of beans, 139:9

certificate of inspection of beans, 139:11

cocoa dealer's licence, 139:3-4

    

application, 139:4,12

form of licence, 139:13

licences, 139:4,8

    

display of, 139:4

endorsement of, 139:4

prices to be displayed, 139:4

validity, 139:4

Director of Agriculture-

appeals against decision of, 139:5-6

export duty calculation, 31:4

fermentaries, licensing of, 139:3-4

application, 139:12

applications, 139:4

display of, 139:4

endorsement of licences, 139:4

form of licence, 139:13

licence, 139:3-4, 8

validity, 139:4

inspection marks, 139:10

inspectors-

appeals against decision of, 139:5-6

appointment, 139:5

immunity, 139:5

powers, 139:5

marking of bags, 139:9

offences, 139:6

penalties, 139:6

re-bagging of beans,139:9

regulations, 139:6

sampling, 139:9

seed cacao, exclusion of, 139:3

stealing of bags, 139:11

substandard beans-

certificate of inspection, 139:16

Vanuatu Export Cocoa-

certificates of inspection, 139:14,15

examination of beans, 139:5

standards, 139:5,139:10

COCONUT PLANTATIONS

malaria control, 18:2

COCONUTS

shells, destruction in malaria control, 18:2

CODE

meaning, 111:2

COFFEE

export duty calculation, 31:6,8

COLLECTOR OF RATES AND TAXES

responsibilities-

    

Amusement Machines Tax. 33:4

COLLISION

assistance in case of, 131:33
regulations for preventing, 131:32-33

COMMISSIONER FOR OATHS

appointment, 37:4
meaning, 37:2

COMMISSIONER OF MARITIME AFFAIRS

acknowledgements, authority to take, 131:8
appeal from, 131:9
appeal from decision of, 131:52
appointment, 131:7
oaths, authority to administer, 131:8

COMMISSIONS OF INQUIRY

appointment, 85:2

assessors, 85:2,3

expenses of Commissioners, 85:4

false evidence, liability, 85:3

hearings, admission to, 85:2

oaths, Commissioners' and assessors', 85:2,5

penalties for offences, 85:3,4

procedure, rules as to, 85:3

public hearings, admission to, 85:2

publication of appointment, 85:2

reports, 85:3,4

representation, 85:3

secretary, 85:3,4

witnesses-

    

expenses of, 85:4

failure to comply with summons, 85:3

questioning of, 85:3

COMMON VEHICLE. See also PUBLIC VEHICLE (taxis)

business licence to operate, 49:8

Land Transport Board-

    

composition, 49:9

powers and functions, 49:10

meaning, 49:4

permit to operate-

requirement, 49:8-9

sign to be displayed, 49:7

COMPANIES

accounts-

    

balance sheet, to be annexed to, 191:85

books. method of keeping, 191:78

contents of documents, 191:79

directors-

    

access to books, 191:78

duty of, 191:200

documents to be annexed-

excluded documents, 191:90

group accounts, 191:82.See also HOLDING COMPANY-group accounts

income and expenditure account, 191:80

inspection, availability for, 191:200

members, documents to be sent to, 191:86

particulars to be included, 191: 105

provisions and reserves, meaning, 191:236

requirement to keep, 191:77-78

shareholding in other corporation disclosure, 191:81

actions. See legal proceedings below

amalgamation-

compromise or arrangement, under. See ARRANGEMENT (COMPANIES)

annual general meeting-

directors' report to be laid before, 191:86

period for, 191:69

registrar's power to call, 191:69-70

requirement to hold, 191:190

annual return-

company not having share capital, 191:397

contents, 191:220-221

documents to be annexed, 191:68,226-227

form of, 191:221-223

language and translations, 191:68

requirement to make, 191:66-67

time for completion, 191:67

arrangement or compromise. See ARRANGEMENT (COMPANIES)

articles of association. See ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION

assets-

balance sheet, statements in, 191:228-229

distribution in winding up. See WINDING UP (GENERALLY)

fixed-

balance sheet statement, 191:231

auditors-

account books, access to, 191:90

appointment, 191:87

disqualification, 191:89

duties of, 191:89-90

exempted company, disclosure, 191:172

liability-

exemptions from, 191:108

meetings, attendance at, 191:90

negligence, relief from liability, 191:180

prospectus, to be named in, 191:217

qualifications and exclusions, 191:220

removal, 191:88

remuneration of, 191:87-88

auditors' report-

annual general meeting, to be read at, 191:89

balance sheet, to be annexed to, 191:85

contents, 191:89

financial year, meaning, 191:220

members, copies to be sent to, 191:86

prospectus, to be set out in, 191:218-219

qualifications of auditor in, 191:90

authentication of documents, 191:36

balance sheet. See BALANCE SHEET-companies

bill of exchange, capacity, 191:35

books and papers-

inspection-

offence suspected, where, 191:179

production on Minister's direction, 191:95

taking possession under direction, 191:96-97

branch register of members-

annual return of company keeping, 191:66-67

directors, powers of, 191:195

kept in Vanuatu, provisions where, 191:66

registrar, notice to, 191:65,407

regulations concerning, 191:65-66

transfers registered in, 191:66

business-

alteration of, 191:21

unauthorised in memorandum, 191:34

business names registration. See BUSINESS NAMES REGISTRATION capital. See CAPITAL OF A COMPANY

capital expenditure-

balance sheet, in, 191:231

certificate of incorporation copies, certification, 191:177

evidence, as, 191:24

issue, 191:23

charges. See COMPANY CHARGES

charitable-

"limited" in name, dispensation, 191:29

commission payment to subscribers-

conditions for, 191:186

prospectus statement in, 191:217

provision for, 191:45

statement, form of, 191:428

compromise or arrangement. See ARRANGEMENT (COMPANIES)

contracts-

capacity, 191:34

directors' interests, 191:107,195

form of contracts, 191:34-35 pre-incorporation

contracts, 191:33-34

prospectus, statement in, 191:217,219

contributories. See CONTRIBUTORIES

creditors-

compromise or arrangement with. See ARRANGEMENT (COMPANIES)

first meeting

dates for, 191:275

notice of, 191:356

notice of meetings, 191:276,360

proof of debt in winding up, 191:270. See also PROOF OF DEBTS (COMPANIES)

statement of affairs, to receive copies of, 191:275

creditors voluntary winding up. See WINDING UP (VOLUNTARY)-creditors

debts-

annual return, to be stated in, 191:221,223

inability to pay, meaning, 191:115

proof of. See PROOF OF DEBTS (COMPANIES)

deeds-

execution abroad, 191:35

director of other company, company as, 191:98

directors. See DIRECTORS OF COMPANIES

disclosure of information as to-

exempted companies, 191:171,173

security, provision for, 191:97

dissolution-

property, effect on, 191:152

Registrar's petition, effect of, 191:150-151

registration, 191:136

documents, See also registers to be kept below

authentication, 191:36

electronic form, 191:178

registration, See REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES-documents kept by; REGISTRATION OF COMPANIES translations, 191:394

domicile-

transfer in or out of Vanuatu, 191:166-169

employees-

negligence, 191:180

enforcement of duties of, 191:178

entry on premises of-

warrant, issue of, 191:96-97

exempted companies-

annual return, 191:170

application of legislation, 191:171

directors, meetings of, 191:171

disclosure of information, restriction on, 191:171,173

documents of, inspection, 91:171,174

liquidator, information to, 191:171

outside Vanuatu, business carried on, 191:169,172

re-registration-

local company as exempted, 191:172

exempted company as local, 191:173-174

registration, 191:169

restrictions on business, 191:170

share dealings, restrictions, 191:170

exempted private companies-

formation procedure, 191:20. See also PRIVATE COMPANIES

expenses-

balance sheet, in, 191:228

prospectus, in, 191:217,219

extraordinary general meeting-

convening of, 191:70

meaning, 191:191

members' right to call, 191:70

false statements-

penalties under 1986 Companies Act, 191:27,179

financial assistance for shares-

purchase, 191:45,186,217,428

foreign corporation, registration, 191:166-168,177. See also oversea companies in Vanuatu below

formation-

memorandum, requirements, 191:20. See also MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION

permit-

application for, 191:19-20

endorsement, 191:23

exempted private company, 191:20

form of application, 191:182-185

particulars, requirement for, 191:20

refusal, Minister's powers, 191:20


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