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Title: The Antigua, Montserrat and Virgin Islands gazette
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Language: English
Creator: Antigua
Montserrat
British Virgin Islands
Publisher: Govt. Printer.
Place of Publication: St. John's? Antigua
Publication Date: November 16, 1961
Frequency: weekly (irregular)
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 Subjects
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Law -- Periodicals -- British Virgin Islands   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Antigua and Barbuda   ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1-12, no. 18; July 5, 1956-Mar. 30, 1967.
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Succeeded by: Montserrat official gazette
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ANTIGUA, MONTg gA

AND

VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE.

JPublished by c4uthority.


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VOL. VI. THURSDAY, 16Tu NOVEMBER, 1961.


Notices.


AID TO PIONEER
INDUSTRIES
In pursuance of the reqniremonts
of section 3 (2) (a) of the Aid to Pio-
neer Industries Ordinance, 1950 (No.
9 of 1950) it is hereby notified for
general information that the Admin-
istrator in Council proposes to make
the undermentioned Order under sec-
tion 3 (1) of the said Ordinance.
Any person who objects to the mak-
ing of such Order shall give notice in
writing of his objection and of the
grounds on which he relies in sup-
port thereof to the Clerk to the
Executive Council on or before the
25th day of November, 1961.

E. T. HENRY,
Clerk, Exeautiva Council.


Order made by the Administrator
in Council under section 3 (1) of the
Aid to Pioneer Industries Ordinance,
1950 (No. 9 of 1950).
1. This Order may be cited as the
Aid to Pioneer Industries (Manufac-
ture of Cigarettes) Order, 1961.
2. The manufacture of cigarettes is
hereby declared to be a pioneer
industry for the purposes of the Aid
to Pioneer Industries Ordinance, 1950
(No 9 of 1950) and cigarettes are
hereby declared to be a pioneer pro-
duct for the said purposes.
Made by the Administrator in
Council this day of 1961.

Clerk of the Council.

Income Tax Ordinance
No. 13/1957.
All persons in arrears of Income
Tax up to and including the Year of
Assessment 1961 are requested to
make payment of these arrears to-
gether with the penalty of 5% incurred
under Section 66, or adequate arrange-
ments for such should be made before
the 30th November, 1961, if you wish
to avoid any proceedings for recovery
under Section 67.
E. G. O'M. BERRIIUGE.
Commissioner of Income Tax.
7th November, 1961.


No. 62.
The following Statutory Rule and
Order is circulated with this Gazette
and forms part thereof:-
Antigua.
No. 24 of 1961, "The Watercourses
and Water Works (Amendment) Reg-
ulations, 1961." 1 pp. Price 5 cts.

ANTIGUA.
THE REa;Tf'ATION OF ITNITMD
KINGDOM PATENTS ACT 1925.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd., of
Imperial Chemical House Millbank
London S.W. 1, England have applied
for registration in Antigua of United
Kingdom Patent No. 813531 dated the
3rd day of April, 1957, and issued on
the 9th day of September, 1959, and
have filed at the Registrar's Office at
the Court House, St. John's Antigua,
a complete copy of the specifications
and the Certificate of the Comptroller
General of the United Kingdom Patent
giving full particulars of this patent
which will be open to public inspec-
tion at the said office at any time
between the hours of 9.00 a.m.and
3.30 p.m. on working days except
Saturday when the hours will be
from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.
Any person may within two months
from the date of this advertisement
give notice to the Registrar of opposi-
tion to the issue of a Certificate of
registration upon any of the grounds
prescribed in Section 10 of the Patents
Act, 1906 for opposition to the grant
of Lett-Irs Patent.
Date I the 24th day of October, 1961.
HENRY J. ELWIN,
Ag. Registrar of Patents.
Registrar's Offi(r,
Court House,
St. John's, Antigua.

TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 10th Octobr, 1961.
AVON PRODUCTS INC of 30
Rockefeller Plaza. New York State of
New York have applied for Registra-
tion of one Trade Mark consisting of
the following:-

AVON
in Class 48 in respect of perfumery
(including toilet articles, preparations


for the teeth and hair and perfumed
soap)
The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods for 32 years
before the date of their said Applica-
tion.
Any person inay wit hin three
months from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the Antigua, Montserrat & Virgin
Islands Gazetta" give notice in du-
plicate at the Trade Mark Office,
Antigua, of opposition to registration
of the said Trade Mark.

HENRY J. ELWIN,
Ag. Registrar of Trade Marks.



TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA 16th May, 1961.

J. S. FRY & SONS LIMITED of
Sommerdale, Bristol England have
applied for Registration of one Trade
Mark consisting of the following:-


in Class 42, that is to say chocolate,
chocolates and non-medicated confec-
tionery, including biscuits.

The Applicants claim that they
have not used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods before the
date of their said Application.

Any person may within three
months from the ddte of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the Antigua, Momtaerrat & Virgin
Islands Gazette" give notice in du-
plicate at the Trade Marks Office,
Antigua, of opposition to registration
of the said Trade Mark.


HENRY J. ELWIN,
Ag. Registrar of Trade Markq.


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No. 62.


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234 THE ANTIGUA, MONTSERRAT & VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE. November 16, 1961.


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
MONTSERRAT 23rd October, 1961.
PHILIP MORRIS INCORPORA-
TED of 100 Park Avenue, New York,
State of New York. United States of
America. have 'ippllid for RItgist ration
of oie Tr i lIe M rk consisting of the
following:


in Class 45 that is to say, Cigarettes
ail tobacco products.
The applicants claim that they have
not used the said trade mark in respect
of thi said goods before the date of
this statement.
Any person may within llre e
months from the date of the first ap-
pearanoce of this Advertisement in the
Antiqua, Monlserrat, and Virgin
Islands Gaeide give notice in dupli-
cate at the Trade Marks Olfice,
Montserrat, of opposition of the said
Trade Mark.
1). F. JOHNSON,
Reojistrar of Trade Marks

TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 14th October, 1961.
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS
AND COMPANY of 1007 Market
Street. Wilmington, St:at of Dlla-
ware, U.S.A. have aJpplied for Regis-
tration of one Trade Mark consisting
of thoi following:--


LUCITE
in Class 1 that is to .-ay paints ena-
mels, shellaos, varnishes, laoquers and
paint thinners.
The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods for about 6
years bofora the date of their said
Application.
Any person may w i t h i n three
mouth from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the Antigua, Montamrrat & Virgin
Islands Gazette" give notice in dlu-
plicate at the Trade Marks Office,
Antigua. of opposition to registration
of the said Trade Mark.
~ITeNrY .1. EL.v;IN.
AU. Registrar of Trade Marks/.


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,

MONT.SERRAT 31st Oct')ber, 1961.
PHILIP MORRIS INCORPORA-
TED of 100 Park Avenue, New York,
S;ice of New York, United States of
Ame:rica have applied for Registration
(if t,'e ''ratd' Marlk consisting of the
following:

CAPRI
in Class 45, that is to say, Cigarettes
and t:,bacco products.

lThi applicants claim they have not
yet useid the said trade mark in respect
of thcs-. products before tile late of
this application lbut have a present and
d:-finite intention to use it.

Any person may within t hr e
months from the date of the first ap-
peiar:iact of this Advertisement in the
Antigua, .Montserrat, and Virqin
Islands Gezette give noticein dupli-
cate at tlhe Trade Marks Office,
Montserrat, of opposition of the said
Trade Mark.


1). F. JOHNSON,
JRegistrar of Trade Marks.


TENDER NOTICE.
'lon.lters ;re invited for the supply
to (Govriiniii-nt (if its requiriemn-nts of
ccllment of ;approximately 8.000 bags
per month for the period 1st January
to 31st Dec-mber, 1962.
All cement should be delivered in
bags and the successful tenderer will
be required to keep the above ,la:mti-
ties il stock in his storeroom and to
inake ldliveries thier-from in un-
broken bags and in good condition as
antl whlei required by Government.

All teni.l'rs nmust hI accompanied
by a certificate sigmwd by qualified
engimitois or chemists to the erect
that th. ceimntnt melts in all respects
tlie riqit-retnerlts of H1.S.S. 12. This
cortilii(lat. ii It nt t e morI e than 2
minii:hi 'ill o(n ithfe (ay on which
tto I. i. n are Irce ivtd'i, and Govern lent
r: s.rv s 1ilh right to demand such
or.tititictes periodically and to reject
any lihipmnllnt not meeting the requir-
ed specifications.
Government does not bind itself to
accept the lowest or any tender.
Tenders should be addressed in a
sealed envelope to the Minister, Pub-
lic Works andl Communications,
Administration Building, and should
reach that office not later than 4 p.m.
on Thursday 1 Ith December, 1961.

Admint istration luirlding,

SIntigtca,
lth Orich/er, 1967.


Tenderst are invited for the supply
of the undermentioned items to Gov-
ernmnet Ileplirtiull:ts in Antigua for
the peridil I st January to 31st I)ecom-
ber, 1962.
Patrol
Disel Oil
Iluricating Oil
All tenders must b)o addressed to
the Adminiusiat.ive Secretary, Public
Works and Commu(nic.,tions.. in s-aled
envelopes marked *'Te ner for the
Supply of Petrol and Diesel Oil and
Lubricating Oil" and delivered to the
Administration Building not later
than 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 14th
December, 1961.
Government do-s lnort bind itself to
accept the lowest or any tender.
Adminietratiotn Building,
St. John's,
Antiygua.
27th OCOoblMr, 1961.
Ref. No. A. 41~o36- [f.


TENDERS


Tenders are hetrey invited for the
transport by moior-car of public offi-
cers travelling in duty for the year
ending 31st Decc. ber, 1962.
2. Such tenders should in the
respect of single journey from the
place where the public officer enters
the car to the place at which lie leaves
it (i.e. so much a mile for the single
journey) and charge for waiting, if
any, should be stated. Provided that
where the officer enters or leaves the
car outside the city limits a charge
may be made for the distance be-
tweeni that point and St. John's.
3. Government will not be pre-
cluded from hiring seals for public
officers in Public service vehicles
which would otherwise be proceed-
ing to the officer's destination where
this will result in any economy e.g.
for customs officers going to Coolidge
Airlield on duty in a car hired or used
by the Airline Agents.
4. Government re'serves the right
to hire or use cars, or s-aits in cars,
other than tihe contractor's cars, for
public officers prooeeditig on duties
connected with the Customs or
revenue.
5. Government does not hind it-
self to accept the lowest or any tender..
6. The contractor will be expected
to provide prompt and efficient Ser-
vice and any agreement entered into
with i contractor will be subject to
the following conditions:
(i) The Contractor shill when-
ever required furnish a car.
(ii) II' due notice of th' require-
Inent of a car has lbvfen given
aid failing any :i.;iLisfactory
explanation the (Contractor'as


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November 16, 1961. THE ANTIGUA MONTSERRAT & VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE. 235


car arrives more than five
minutes after the required
time, Government shall have
the right to deduct a penalty
not exceeding $2.40 from
any of the sums due and
owing to the Contractor.
(iii) In the event of the Contrac-
tor's oar being more than 15
minutes later after the
required time, Government
may cancel the contract on
giving the Contractor one
week's notice in writing.
(iv) Government shall also have
the right to terminate the
contract on giving one week's
notice in writing if the ser-
vice is generally unreliable
through repeated unopnctu-
ality, defective cars or other
cause.

7. The Tenders should state the
-number of cars to be at the disposal
of Government.

8. All tenders should be addressed
to the Minister for Public Works &
Communications in a sealed enivolope
marked "Tender for Official Trans-
port" and should be lodged at the
Administration Building not later
than 4.00 p.m. on Thursday, 30th
November, 1961.

A. E. WILLIAMIS,
Adm liniistrat i e Screlary.
P. IV. & C.


Tender Notice.

Tenders ard lhcreby invited for the
supply to Government of its require-
inents of emulsified asphalt of
approximately 13,000 gallons per
month for the period ending 31st
December, 1962.
The product should b. <-mulsified
or cut-back asphalt manufactured to
the specifications of the Asphalt Insti-
tute for M.C. 2 or lI.O.I.. and should
be supplied in drums or in bulk.
Small quantities of additional
materials of different specifications
may also be required from time to
time.
Government does not bind itself to
accept the lowest or any tender.
Tenders should be submitted in
sealed envelopes marked Tender for
the supply of Asphalt" addressed to
the Administrative Secretary, Minis-
try of Public Works and Commnunica-
tions and should reach him not later
than 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 30th
November, 1961.

Ministry of Public Works
and Conimunications
Ref. No. A. 54112.

Tenders are hereby invited for the
operation of the Mail Service between
lBarbuda and Antigua during the year
19t6. The (imeinsions of the boat to
be used should Ib stated in the tender.
2. The Tender will be expected to
make a trip at least once per week,


leaving larbuda on Tuesday and
returning Friday weather permitting.
3. lie will be responsible for the
safe (tllivery of mails and may be
required to perform any other official
business with which he may be
entrusted.
S4. T'Itnders should be addressed to
the Warden. Barbuda marked Ten-
der for Mail Service Barbuda" and
should reach his office not later than
Friday 1st December, 1961.
5. Government does not binditself
to accept the lowest or any tender.

Ministry of Public Works
and Communications.
St. John's,
Antigua.
18th October, 1961.
Ref. No. A. 62/6


Mo
Jau
Fel
Ma
Ap
Ma
Jut
Jul
Au
Sep
NKo
Tot


RAINFALL FIGURES.
Agrioultural Department,
Antigua.
nth. 1957 1958 1909 1960 1
uary 3.16 0.92 2.91 3.84
iruary 2.29 0.58 1.16 5.09
rch 0.40 1.22 0.73 3.18
ril 2.53 2.01 3.44 1.48
y 1.19 7.79 9.02 1.49
ne 2.86 13.12 0.48 1.79
y 1.50 3.95 2.57 5.01
g. 6.48 3.13 3.19 2.88
8.45 6.82 4.73 3.72
t. 4.84 6.49 2.8; 3.70
v. 1lth 2.,3 1.30 1.81 1.16


;al


3i(.23 4.:33 33.20 :13.81 29.0&


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 7th September, 1961.

AMERICAN CIGAH.i'TTES COMPANY (OVERSEAS) LIMITED of 43 Jutl Street, Braamfontien
.Johannesburgh Tra'nsvaal R-putblic of South Africa have applied for Registration of one Trade Mark consisting of the
following:


o r.i
00



o S
L:
0.3 -

z 3
z
RE 52


FERDINAND MAGELLAN


FERDINAND MAGELLAN


in Class 45, that is to say tobact>,o whether manufactured or unnnnufactured.
The Applicants claim that they have not used the said Trlade Mark in respect of the said gworls in the Colony
before the date of their paid A application.
Any person may wit.;iin three months from the date of the first appearance of this Advertisement in the
Antigua, Mo ntserrait, an'l Vfirgin Islands Gazette give notice iu duplicate at the Trade Marks Office, Antigua, of
opposition to registration of the said Trade Mark.
HENRY J. ELWIN,
Ay. Registrar of Trade Mark.s


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236 THEIR ANTIG A, LON TSEIU.AT & VIRGIN ISL \NDS (GAZETTE [November 10, 1961'

Notice to Importers.

In accordance with the Trade and Revenue Ordinance 1900, as amended, Deposits which
remain unclaimed after a period of three months shall be paid into General Revenue as duty pay-
able on goods for which deposit was made.

The following deposits if not claimed by 30th November, 1961, shall be transferred to
Revenue:-


Date


Importer


Article


Amount


Caribbean Beach Club
Geo. W. B. Bryson
Caribbean Beach Club
do
do
do
Antilles Dev,!o)pminnt Co.
Caribbean Btach Club


do
Nicholas Fuller
Caribbean Beach Club
do
do
Nicholas Fuller
Caribbean Beach Club
do
do
Antilles Development & Constr. Co.
Caribbean Beach Club
Antigua Sugar Factory
Irene White
do
Joseph Dew and Son Ltd.
Antiguna Laundry and Dry Cleaning
Dr. A. A. Lambert
Caribbean Beach Club
do


Hotel Supplies
Tube Bending
Mdse
Hotel Equipment
Crockery
Salt Fish
Building equipment
Hotel Supplies
Building materials
Sheets
Hotel Supplies
Chairs
Silverware
Place Mats
Glassware etc.
Roofing Compound
Chinaware
Waste Baskets
Chinaware
Mdse
Groceries
Stationery
Household furniture
ldo
Household equipment
Laundry Materials
Household goods
Chinawart
Sinks, etc.


B. 0. PBETAINA,
Collector of Customs,


Printed at the Government Prhitinc Offme, Antium, Leewud lalmns,
by kABL PIooTT, Governnielt Printer.-By Authoriy.
1961.


1961.


Jan. 28
Feb. 10
15
March 1
11

March 16
April 4



8
10
13
20

26
May 3
20
June 22

July 4
5



July 20

22


$
50 0.00
15.00
426.00
346.00
158.00
198.00
238.00
378.00
150.00
66.00
88.00
131.00
39.00
175.00
96.00
136.00
271.00
21.00
160.00
126.00
240.00
27.00
12.00
15.00
300.00
51.00
216.93
500.00
100 00

$5,179.93


[Price 16 cnnt.)











THE






Legislative Council Debates





(OFFICIAL REPORT)


SESSION 1961


LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

Tuesday, 29th August, 1961
The Honourable the Legislative Council met in the
Council Chamber, Public Buildings, at 2 o'clock p.m. today.
PRESENT'
The Honourable F. C. Hutson, C.B.E.,MJ. Mech.E.
(senior member presiding)
S K. R. Hunte, O.B.E., A.C.I.S.
D. A. Lucie-Smith,
C. A, Burton, Q.C., (Attorney General)
E. F. L. Morris, (Minister without
Portfolio)
H. F. Alkins,
Mrs. H, A. TALMA,
F. D. McD. Symmonds,
F.M. Bayne,
S E. L. Ward,
Dr. A. L. Stuart, M.B., Ch.B., D.T.M.
&H.,
ABSENT

The Honourable Sir Grey Massiah, C.B.E., M.A.,M.D.,
C.M., (president)

E. S. Robinson (On leave until 15/10/
61)
C. W. W. Greenidge, ViA.., LL.B
(on leave until 30/11/61)


Prayers were said.


MINUTES


The Honourable E. F. L. Morris moved that the Min-
utes of the meeting of the 22nd August, 1961, as printed
and circulated, be taken as read and be confirmed.

The Honourable C. A. Burton seconded the motion.

The question was put to the Council and agreed to.

DOCUMENTS

The Honourable E. F. L. Morris laid the following
documents by command of His Excellency the Governor:-

(1) The National Income of Barbados 1956-59.
(ii) The Customs Duties (Materials and Components
for the Manufacture of Domestic Electrical Ap-
pliances) Order. 1961.
(111) The Customs Duties(UnitedNations) Order. 1961.
SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATE (CURRENT)
NO. 13, 1961-62
His Honour the President called the first Order --
4 Resolution to place the sum of $2,005 at the disposal of


The Governor-in-Executive Committee to supplement the
Estimates 1961-62, Part I Current, as shownin the Sup-
plementary Estimate 1961-62 No. 13 which forms the
Schedule to the Resolution.

HON'BLE E. F. L. MORRIS: Sir,- This Resolution
seeks supplementary provision under Head XXIX Miscel-
laneous, Item 56 Ex Gratia payments for compensation, of
the amount of $2,005 to enable compensation to be paid to
Mr. Ulric Blenman for injuries received whilst a patient
at the General Hospital in December 1956.

It appears from the records of the Hospital that Blen-
man underwent a major operation on the 20th December
1956 for which a spinal anaesthetic was used; and that on
his return to the ward he was in a condition of shock. On
the 28th December 1956 it was noted that both of his legs
had large burns. He remained in the hospital for treatment
and was discharged on the 7thDecember 1957, but returned
for further treatment as an out-patient over a period of
2 years and underwent a second operation on the 26th Feb-
ruary 1960 which was successful and without incident.

The burns on his legs were almost certainly due to
hot water bottles used in resuscitating him when he was in
a collapsed state after the operation; and the injury and
disability that he has sustained have resulted in his being
unable to return to work up to the present time. He has
made application to Government for compensation and is
willing to accept the amount of $2,005 in full settlement of
his claim.

Blenman was employed at Carrington Factory during
the years 1953 to 1956 and his average earnings during
this period amounted to $1267.00 a year.

This Resolution seeks the supplementary provision of
the amount required to pay compensation together with the
amount of $5.00 for stamp duty charges in connection with
a deed of release to be executed by Blenman on payment
of compensation.

I move, Sir, that the Council concur in the Resolution.

Hon'ble C. A. Burton seconded the motion.

The question was put to the Council and agreed to.
SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATE (CURRENT)
NO. 14, 1961-62
His Honour the President called the second Order--
A Resolution to place the sum of $1,872 at the disposal of
the Governor-in-Executive Committee to supplement the
Estimates 1961-62, Part I Current, as shownin the Sup-
plementary Estimate 1961-62 No. 14, which forms the
Schedule to the Resolution.

HON'BLE E. F. L. MORRIS: Sir,-- Supplementary
provision is requested under Head XXIII Medical (2) Gen-










eral Hospital, Item 117 of the amount of $1,532 which re-
presents the amount which lapsed at the end of the last
financial year. provision was made in the last financial
year' s Estimates for equipment for the hospital laboratory
which equipment did not arrive in time for payment to be
made.

Under Item 121, $340 is requested for X-ray equipment.
4n amount of $2,760 was providedin the current Estimates
for the purchase of a drier for X-ray films; but it has been
discovered that the figure provided represents the F.O.B.
price of the equipment, while the CI.F. price is greater.

The amount now requested represents the difference
between the two estimates.

I move, Sir, that the Council concur in the Resolution.

Hon'ble C. A. Burton seconded the motion.

The question was put to the Council and agreed to.

SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATE (CAPITAL)
NO. 15, 1961-62
His Honour the President called the third Order -
A Resolution to place the sum of $52,000 at the disposal of
the Governor-in-Executive Committee to supplement the
Estimate 1961-62 Part 11 Capital as shown in the Sup-
plementary Estimate 1961-62, No. 15, which forms the
Schedule to the Resolution.


HON'BLE E. F. L. MORRIS: Sir, -- This Resolution
seeks supplementary provision under Head VI Education,
of the Capital Estimates of the amount of $52,000 to pro-
vide additional accommodation and to make other neces-
sury alterations at the Department of Education in order
to house the Minister of Education and his staff and to re-
lieve existing congestion in the department.

Under the recent constitutional advance to self-Gov-
ernment the Minister is responsible for formulating policy
and he is also responsible to the Legislature for the pro-
per execution of the work of his department. By integration
the Minister will be brought into closer touch with his
department and responsibility for administration will rest
on the Permanent Secretary. And another advantage will
be the elimination of an amount of duplication of work that
now obtains in the two departments.

It is proposed therefore to integrate the two depart-
ments under the title of Ministry of Education and to re-
designate the offices of Director of Education and Deputy
Director of Education as Chief Education Officer and De-
puty Chief Education Officer.

The cost of providing an annexe with seven offices
and car parks for the Minister and his staff is estimated
at $52,000 and this Resolution seeks the necessary pro-
vision.

I move, sir, that the Council concur in the Resolution.

Hon'ble C. A. Burton seconded the motion.

HON'BLE K. R. HUNTE: Sir, The Honourable Min-
ister has said that by bringing these two offices together
it will avoid duplication of work. Do I understand by that
that some people will be laid off because you will need
less staff? Otherwise I am wondering why he made that
point.

HON'BLE E. F. L. MORRIS: I would like to allay the
fears of the honourable member. 1 think that it will be the
other way round. There has been for some time a demand
by the department for additional staff due to pressure of
work. It is expected that by the integration of the two de-
partments the need for that extra staff will be to some ex-
tent met; but there is no likelihood of a reduction of staff.
Every effort will of course be made to regulate the func-
tions of the staffs of the two departments so as to avoid
the necessity of an increase in staff.


HON'BLE K. R. HUNTE: I thank the honourablemem-
ber for his explanation.

The question that the Resolution be concurred in was
put to the Council and agreed to.
RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AGRICULTURAL CREDIT
BANK ORDER
His Honour the Senior Member Presiding called the
fourth Order -- A Resolution to approve the Order entitled
"The Agricultural Credit Bank (Pensionable Offices) Or-
der, 1961".

HON'BLE E. F. L. MORRIS: Sir,-- The Agricultural
Credit Bank (Pensionable Offices) Order, 1961, was made
by the Governor on the 20th of July, 1961 under the pro-
visions of section 14 of the Agricultural Credit Bank Act,
1961. This Resolution seeks approval of the Order which
was laid before this Honourable Council on the 8th of
August, 1961.

I move, Sir, that the Council concurinthe Resolution.

Hon'ble C. A. Burton seconded the motion.

The question was put to the Council and agreed to.

BILL TO PROVIDE IMMUNITIES AND PRIVILEGES FOR
REPRESENTATIVES OF W.I. OVERSEAS

His Honour the President called the fifth Order A
Bill to provide certain immunities and privileges to be
enjoyed by representatives in the West Indies of Overseas
countries.

On the motion of Honourable E. F. L. Morris seconded
by Honourable C. A. Burton the Bill was read a first time.

HON'BLE E. F. L. MORRIS: Sir,-- The purpose of
this Bill is to make provision, in advance of independence,
to enable certain representatives in the Westlndies of over-
seas countries to enjoy the same immunities and privileges
as apply to a diplomatic representative accredited to a
soverign state.

AsHonourableMembers are aware it isexpected that,
subject to the concurrence of the Unit Legislatures in the
proposals agreed upon at the London Conference, the grant
of independence to the West Indies Federation will be made
by Her Majesty's Government in May next year. After in-
dependence the diplomatic representatives of the Federa-
tion in other states and the representativesofother states
accredited to the Federation will enjoy diplomatic immuni-
ties by virtue of certain accepted principles of interna-
national law which will form part of the law of the West
Indies.

In view of its existing ties with the Federation the
United States Government has established a Mission at
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, under a career Minister with the
full title of United States Special Representative, and has
agreed to the appointment of a West Indian representative
to be attached to the British Embassy in Washington, until
the Federation becomes independent.

This Bill seeks to make provision to enable the U.S.
Special Representative or any person in the Westlndies to
enjoy all the privileges, immunities, exemptions and other
benefits that are accorded to an Ambassador accredited
to the Court of St. James in the United Kingdom. As the
provisions of the Bill will not be necessary after the at-
tainment of independence, provision is made by Clause 3
for the Bill to expire on a date fixed by the Governor and
notified in the Official Gazette.

1 move, sir, that the Bill be read a second time.

Hon'ble C. A, Burton seconded the motion.

The question was put to the Council and agreed to.

The clauses of the Bill were read and agreed to.










On the motion of Honourable E. F. L. Morris seconded
by Honourable C. A. Burton the Billwasread a third time,
and on like motion was passed.
BILL TO PROVIDE FOR PENSONS AND GRATUITIES
TO CASUAL EMPLOYEES
His Honour the Senior Member Presiding called the
sixth Order A Bill to provide for the grant and payment
of pensions and gratuities to persons who have been em-
ployed on a casual basis in the service of the Government.

On the motion of Honourable E. F. L.Morris seconded
by Honourable C. A. Burton the Bill was read a first time.

HON'BLE E. F. L. MORRIS: Sir,-- The purpose of
this Bill is to provide for the grant and payment of pen-
sions and gratuitiesto casual employees of the Government.
At present these employees receive pensions on retire-
ment provided that they work for not less than 250 days
in each of the ten yearsimmediately preceding retirement.
This stipulation has often imposed hardship on some em-
ployees who after serving faithfully for several years did
not qualify for pension because they had worked for less
than the required 250 days in each of the ten years imme-
diately preceding retirement. Some of the cases were es-
pecially hard where the failure to qualify was due to no
fault of the employee but resulted from ill health or the
temporary suspension of employment.

It is now sought by this Bill to make statutory provi-
sion for the payment of pensions and gratuities to casual
employees along the lines of the Pensions Act, 1947; and
action is being taken in another Bill that is now before the
Other Place to repeal the Public Employees PensionsAct,
1937, and to make provision along similar lines for the
payment of pensions and gratuities to public employees
who are employed on a permanent basis.


Pensions and gratuities to casual employees will be
paid out of the general revenue and may be granted by the
Governor-in-Executive Committee. Employees will not be
entitled to pension or gratuity as of rightand will be liable
to dismissal at any time without compensation.

The age of retirement is on or after attaining the age
of 55 years; and retirement is compulsory at 60 years.

To qualify for pension a casual employee must be em-
ployed in the service of the Government for ten years or
more continuous service; and he will be eligible to be grant-
ed pension if he retire after reaching the retiring age of
55 or if he retire before reachingthe age of 55 on medical
grounds due to unfitness for further employment which is
not attributable to his own misconduct or negligence.

Pension is payable at the annual rate of one six-hun-
dredths of the pensionable emoluments for each complete
month of pensionable service.

By clause 9 a gratuity may be granted to an employee
if he is otherwise qualified for pension, and has given more
than five, but less than 10 years service and retires because
of ill health or injuries received in the actual discharge of
his duties; such injuries not being attributable to his mis-
conduct or negligence. The gratuity in this case would be
an amount not exceeding five times the annual pension that
would be payable if the employee had given more than ten
years service.

The present service of 250 days or more in any year
constitutes one year of pensionable service; and service of
less than 250 days in any year constitutes a break in ser-
vice and is disregarded. For determining an employee's
length of service the Bill provides that service of 220 days
or more in any year, including bank-holidays and days on
leave with pay, but excluding Sundays, is to be deemed a
complete year or pensionable service. After determination
of the number of complete years the number of days of ser-
vice in incomplete years, that is years of less than 220
days, is to be totalled and divided by 220 to ascertain the
equivalent number of complete years; and any number of


days left over is to be converted into months on the basis
of 19 days to a month. Thisprovisionenables all the years
of an employee's service to be takenintoaccount: but ser-
vice after the age of 60 years is not counted.

Clause 11 provides that service must be continuousto
count for pension purposes; and that any break in service
which is not due to the fault of the employee, such as ill
health or temporary suspension due to shortage of work,
is to be disregarded; provided that in the case of temporary
suspension the employee returns to work when requested
to do so by the Head of his department, who is required
to give the employee seven clear days' notice by registered
letter of the date on which his services are required.

This measure of protection is provided for the em-
ployee inasmuch as failure to report for duty when required
to do so would constitute a break in service by which he
would forfeit his pension rights unless the failure if due to
ill health or to his being employedin another department.

Claute 12 specifies the emoluments that are to be taken
into account for the purpose of computing pensions and
gratuities. Computation will be made as is done at present
on the pensionable emoluments earned by an employee
during the last year or during the last three years of ser-
vice immediately preceding retirement; but based on 220
days instead of 250 days as the equivalent of one year; and
whether the employee has worked for more or less than
220 days in any of the last three years of his service.

An employee who during the last three years of his ser-
vice held the same form of employment orwas transferred
to another form of employment without any change in
emoluments other than the grant of an increment, would
have his pension computed on the emoluments which he
earned in respect of his employment for 220 days in the
year immediately preceding the date of his retirement. If
his wages were $2.00 a day his pensionable emoluments
would be $(220x2) = $440, whether his actual earnings for
the year exceeded or fell short of that amount.

An employee who during the last three years of his
service held different forms of employment with a change
in emoluments will have his pension computed on the emol-
uments which he would have enjoyed in respect of employ-
ment for 220 days at the average rate of pay actually re-
ceived during the period of three years. If his wages were
$2.00 a week during the first and second year and $3.00
a week during the third year his pensionable emoluments
based on an average wage of $2.33 a week would be
$(220x2.33) = $513.

This system of computation has been adoptedin order
to provide a uniform method for casual employees based
on 220 days being equivalent to one year. The employee
whose form of employment was changed with an increase
in emoluments would have undertaken additional responsi-
bility and compensation for this responsibility is reflected
in his pensionable emoluments.

Clause 13 to 17 of the Bill have been taken from the
Pension Act, 1947. Clause 13 prohibits the assignment or
transfer of a pension or gratuity except for the purpose of
satisfying a debt due to the Government or an order of
the Court for payment of money towards the maintenance of
an employee's wife or minor child.

Clause 14 provides for the withdrawal or suspension
of a pension where an employee isconvictedand sentenced
to a term of imprisonment exceeding 12 months with hard
labour.

Clause 15 empowers the Governor-in-Executive Com-
mittee to grant to the legal personal representative of an
employee, who dies after having given five years ser-
vice or more, a gratuity not exceeding the employee's
pensionable emoluments at the date of death. Should such
an employee die after retiring from the Service and the
pension or gratuity paid to himislessthan his pensionable
emoluments a gratuity equal to the deficiency may be grant-
ed to his legal personal representative.









Clause 16 provides for the payment of pensions to the
dependents of employees who die as a result of injuries
received in the discharge of their duties. Pension is not
payable if the dependents are entitled to compensation
under t, c Workmen's Compensation Act, 1943 or any
amendiing .

Clause 17 requires Heads of departments to keep re-
cords of service of casualemployees employedin their de-
partments; and Clause 18 makes the provisions of the Act
applicable to employeeswho are employed for the first time
In the service of the Government after the commencement
of the Act. Employee s already employed when the Act come s
into operation will be allowed a period of 12 months to
exercise the option not to come under the provision of the
Act which will be brought into operation by proclamation
of the Governor.

I move, Sir, that the Bill be read a second time.

Honourable C. A. Burton seconded the motion.

HON'BLE Mrs. H. A. TALMA: Sir, I would like to
commend the Government for trying to bring as many im-
provements as possible to workers under their pension
scheme; but I would like to see these improvements ex-
tended to include such people as the teaching staff in Se-
condary schools, secretaries, porters, groundsmen etc.
Every once in a while you get a Bill coming up before the
Legislature for people like that who have retired. Instead
of having to introduce a special Bill for each individual, 1
think that the Government should include tiem in the pen-
sion law.

HON'BLE F. D. McD. SYMMONDS: Sir, I too would
like to commend the Government for having brought this Bill
before us. I think that the casual workers of the Government
are a very hard working set of people, and a Bill of this
kind is an endeavour to do justice to them.

As the honourable member who has just spoken has
said, however, there are still many casual workers whom
1 would like to see included in a Bill of this type. It is a pity
that anyone should be left out of a Bill of this type simply
because of circumstances over which he has no control.
They work conscientiously, but sometimes because of the
period during which employment is made available to them,
they just fall short of the requirement of the Act. This Bill
is an attempt by the Government to prevent such cases of
hardship.

I do agree with the last speakerthatan attempt should
be made to include every other category of casual worker.
In the Southern District Council this question arose and I
am glad to see that the Government has made an attempt
to remedy what is a real hardship.

1 think that if all those bodieswho employ casual work-
ers were to join together in preparing a memorandum show-
ing the cases of hardshipwhichtheHonourableMrs. Talma
has mentioned the Government might be only too willing to
introduce legislation to remedy the situation.

I have great pleasure in supporting the passing of this
Bill.

HON'BLE D. A. LUCE-SMITH: Sir, -There are just a
couple of questionsthatlwanttoask.l would like to know if
it is possible for a casual employee of the Government to
become a permanent member of the Government's staff at
a later date. If that is possible, it would appear to me that
another clause is necessary in this Bill.

There is another difficulty: If a person worked at one
time as a casual employee and atanothertime on the per-
manent staff and in neither of those capacities alone did
he qualify, there is nothing in the Bill to say that his years
on the casual staff entitled him to pension.

I notice in the Bill that a person can be entitled to
pension when he retires at 55 years of age, and that re-
tirement at 60 is compulsory. The basisof the computation
of pension is one six-hundredth of his pensionable emolu-


ments. I would like to ask how does that figure compare with
the one used for computation of pensions of people on the
permanent establishment. Is the figure more or less?

HON'BLE K. R. HUNTE: Sir, -I riseto commend this
Bill myself. 1 do not quite understand the point raised by
Honourable Mrs. Talma and Honourable Mr. Symmonds.
This Bill covers all categories of casual employees who
work for 220 days or over etc. I am wondering what cate-
gories will be left out, or whetherthey are suggesting that
we reduce the time to below 220 days.

HON'BLE Mrs. H. A. TALMA: As far as I know, peo-
ple who work at secondary schools are not covered. I do
not know that this Bill covers them. I am referring to
people like the staff working for the Governing Bodies of
schools, the headmistresses, headmasters, porters,
groundsmen, etc.

HON'BLE F. M. BAYNE: Sir, I hope that this good
Bill is an indication of better things to come. In my opinion,
what is needed in this island is a form of social security
that would cover every category of worker employed in
this island. I think that in the very near future the Gov-
ernment would be well advised to give urgent consideration
to the question of social security, and endeavour to place
legislation on the Stature Bookwhichwouldrelieve the tax-
payers of the island from having to shoulder many of these
burdens.

I think that workers today shouldbe made to contribute
something every day for when they cannot work and have
no money. It is not merely becauseanindividual has given
good service that the taxpayers should be called upon to
bear all the expenses of his pension and gratuity.

That is why I say that the Government should formu-
late some plan of social security forallworkers in Barba-
dos. It could be done on a limited basis according to our
resources, but it should certainly be on a contributory
basis. I believe that that would give the worker a sense of
pride, and he would not waste so much of his means as is
being done at the present time.

HON'BLE F. D. McD. SYMMONDS: I am one of those
persons who look forward to the day when the Government
will introduce some form of social security here; buti do feel
that as a Labour Government, the Government is doing its
duty to all of its employees when it provides pensions for
these very hard working casual employees. It would be
very serious indeed if we held the view that social security
alone would compensate any government employee for his
services.

What holds good for one government employee should
hold good for all. That is why 1 commend the Government
for the effort which this Bill represents.

HON'BLE E. F. L. MORRIS: The Honourable Mr. Lu-
cie-Smith asked first of all what would happen to these
employees who changed over from one category to the
other. There is provision in the 1947 PensionAct whereby
any person who has served in an acting or non-pensionable
post and subsequently is appointed to a pensionable post
will have the time during which he served in the non-pen-
sionable or acting post taken into account for pension pur-
poses. Hence a casual worker who gave service in two
different categories would not suffer.

The figure of one six-hundredth on whichpensionis to
be computed is the same figure as is provided for in the
1947 Pension Act.

Questions have been asked by honourable members
about the provisions of the Bill being applicable to other
employees who may be casual, or employees in secondary
schools. I would say that the answer is no. The provisions
of this Bill would not be applicable to them. Persons in
Secondary Schools now receive pensions. They are treated
as though they were on the same pensionable establishment
as teachers and other persons in these schools. When they
retire provision is made for the amount required to pay
them pension although they are not specifically includedin
the Pensions Act, and in no case do they suffer.










If a request is made for these people to be given
statutory pensionable status I have no doubt that the Gov-
ernment would give consideration to it; but they are not
legally persons entitle to receive pension under this Bill.
Even the clerk and other officers of theHousing Board get
pension by special provision, and the same is true of the of-
ficers of the Agricultural Credit Bank. It is not intended
that the provision of this Bill should be comprehensive
enough to include those categories.

I would remind honourable members that there are
certain categories of workers who are not employed by the
Government and they have had to get special legislation
to entitle them to pension. If that is the category of work-
ers that honourable members are thinking about, itis pos-
sible that if the matter is brought to the Government's at-
tension consideration will be given to it.

HON'BLE D. A. LUCIE-SMITH: I wish to thank the
Honourable Minister for the replies he has given to the
questions which 1 asked. He has entirely set my mind at
rest. I note that it is the intention of the Government to
send down legislation to take care of people who work in
quasi-government institutions and who do not come within
the scope of this legislation.

HON'BLE E. F. L. MORRIS: I think that 1 should ask
that the impression which the honourable member gathered
from my remarks be modified. I would be undertaking too
much to say that it is the Government's intention to send
down such legislation.

What I saidwasthattheGovernmentwouldbe willing to
consider any request for pension entitlement of these peo-
ple.

There is just one other point that would like to make
on a matter raised by Honourable Mr. Bayne. He empha-
sised the necessity for the Government to give consideration
to social security, requiring that workers contribute while
they are working, something from which they will benefit
when they retire. There is at present in the island a re-
presentative of the United Nations who has come to advise
the Government in connection with the setting up of a so-
cial security scheme. Out of the advice andassistance which
the Government will receive results will perhaps be obtain-
ed from which what the honourable member suggestedwill
become a reality.

HON'BLE F. M. BAYNE: I do not know if 1 am in order
at this stage. I would like to refer to Clause 14 (3)

THE HONOURABLE SENIOR MEMBER PRESIDING:
You can bring that up when the clauses of the Bill are
being read.

HON'BLE H. F. ALKIN& Sir, It has always puzzled
me to know why the employees of certain government sta-
tutory boards can get pension rights while the employees
of another government statutory board are not granted
them. The Honourable Minister said that the Government
will always be willing to consider any representations made
in respect of the employees of government statutory boards


who do not at present enjoy pension rights. Presumably that
consideration will result either a favourable or unfavoura-
ble reply. What considerations must be present to ensure a
favourable reply? What claim must be put up to cause the
Government to decide on granting pension rights to the
employees of one of these boards? It would seem to me
that one particular principle should apply to all.

HON'BLE E. F. L. MORRIS: Ifeelthat such a question
is one which has some bearing on Government's policy. If
the honourable member wants a reply he should put the
question in the formal manner so that I can refer it to the
appropriate ministry, who will consider it andgive me the
reply to make to the honourable member. 1 would not like
to lay down any particular principle about the matter. It
may be taken as a step which might embarrass the Gov-
ernment.
HON'BLE H. F. ALKINS: I have nodesire to press the
matter at this stage. It occurred to me out of the general
discussion of the Bill. If I think it desirable to put up the
question at a later date 1 will do so.
The question that the Bill be read a second time was
put to the Council and agreed to.
Clauses 1 to 13 were read and agreed to.
Clause 14 was read.
HON'BLE F. M. BAYNE: I would like to ask for an
explanation of this clause where it says in (3):-
Where a pension or gratuity ceases by reason of this
section the Governor-in-Executive Committee may direct
all or any part of the moneys to which such employee
would have been entitled by way of pension or gratuity,
had he not been sentenced as aforesaid, to be paid to or
applied for the maintenance or benefit of all or any to the
exclusion of the other or others of the following, that is to
say, such employee and any wife, child or children of his,
or such other dependents as the Governor-in-Executive
Committee may determine.
HON'BLE E. F. L. MORRIS: TheGovernor-in-Execu-
tive Committee is to determine in this case whether all
of the man's dependents are to receive his pension or
part of it. If they determine that the pension must be paid
to the wife and one child even though the man may have four
children, then the pension will be paidtothe wife and child
exclusive of the others. The Governor-in-Executive Com-
mittee, in other words, is to determine which dependents
will receive the pension due to the man.

HON'BLE F. M. BAYNE: I thank the honourable mem-
ber.

Clauses 14 to 19 were read and agreed to.

On the motion of Honourable E. F. L.Morris seconded
by Honourable C. A. Burton the Billwasread a third time,
and on like motion was passed.

ADJOURNMENT

On the motion of Honourable E. F. L.Morris seconded
by Honourable C. A. Burton the Council adjourned sine die.


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A NTIGUA.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS OE6I
1961, No. 24.

The Watercourses and Water Works (Amendment) Regulations, 19 a e
by the Director of Public Works and approved by the Administrato
Council under section 10 of the Watercourses and Water Works Ordi-
nance, 1945 (No. 6/1945) as amended.
1. Short Title. These Regulations may be cited as
the Watercourses and Water Works ( inendment) Regulations,
1961, and shall be read as one with the Watercourses and
Water Works Regulations, 1954 (S. R. & 0. 1954 No. 23)
hereinafter called the principal Regulations.
2. Amendment to Regulations 4, 5,18 andl4.
Regulations 4, 5, 13 and 14 of the principal Regulations are
hereby amended by the substitution of the words "into the
General Revenue" for the words into the Treasury where-
ever the latter words appear therein.
3. Amendment to Regulation 8. (1) Paragraph
(3) of regulation 8 of the principal Regulations is hereby
amended by the substitution of the words "into the Public
Works Department" for the words "into the Treasury"
appearing therein.
(2) Parngraph (5) of regulation 8 of the principal Regu-
lations is hereby amended by-
(a) substituting a semi-colon for the "full-stop"
appearing at the end thereof; and
(b) by'the addition thereto of the following "and in
the event of the metre being found correct the amount of
the deposit shall be paid into General Revenue"
Made by the Director of Public Works this 8th day of
November, 1961.
A. T. WATSON,
Director of Public Works.
Approved by the Administrator in Council this 8th day of
November, 1961.
E. T. HENRY,
Clerk of the Council;
Printed at the Government PrintingOfftio, Loeward Islands,
by EARl, PIGOTT, Government Printer.-By Authority.
A. 81/29-570-11.61. [Price 5 oents]
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