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VoL. 71.] SAINT GEORGE'S, SATURDAY, MAY 16, 195?. [No. 25.
Sam very grateful for the kind message which I
have received for Empire Youth Sunday, 1953,
and I send my good wishes to the young people of
many lands who share in its observance through-
out the Commonwealth. I ask them to pray that
God may help me faithfully to fufil the solemn
vows which I shall undertake at my Coronation.
We live in an age in which the boundaries of
knowledge and power are rapidly extending and
which offers great opportunities of adventure and
discovery. It is my hope that the young members
of our great Family of Nations will strive to fit
themselves to use these opportunities with wisdom
and courage and for the good of all. Thus we shall
be true to the traditions of chivalry and service
which have inspired those who have laboured to
create our Commonwealth.
Empire Youth Sunday
,May 17th, 1953.
M R. LAWRENCE BENOIT has been appointed
Assistant purveyor, Public Works Depart-
ment with effect from 16th May, 1953.
16th May, 1953.
ANON A. C. JOHNSON, Bishop's Commissary,
to be a member of the Board of Education
under the provisions of Section 6 of the Education
Ordinance No. 42 of 1936, vice Archdeacon H. G.
PI'4oTT absent from the Colony on leave.
16th May, 1953.
M P. 167 II.
I No. 147.
H E following persons have been appointed to
serve as members of the Public Library
Committee for the period ending 30th September,
Mr. E. G. KNIGHT, M.B.E. (Chairman),
Hon. T. A. MARRYSHOW, C.B.E.
Mr. J. J. COPLAND,
Mr. K. I. SMITH,
Mr. H. E. LYLE HOSTEN,
Mrs. W. MACMILLAN.
15th May, 1953.
M.P. A 94/34.
BROTHER LEONARD DENNEHY to be a member
of the Board of Education under the pro-
visions cf Section 6 of the Education Ordinance
\ o. 42 of 1936 vice Brother H. L. KELLY resigned,
with effect from 26th March, 1953.
16th May, 1953.
M.P. 167 II.
IT is hereby notified for general information that
I the Exequatur empowering Mr. GEORGE E.
MILLER to act as United States Consul at Port of
Spain, Trinidad, 'with Jurisdiction including the
Windward Islands, received Her Majesty's signature
on the 2nd March 1953.
(This Notice replaces Gazette Notice No. 137
dated 6th May, 1953.)
14th May, 1953.
M.P. 115 II
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, MAY 16, 1953.-(No. 25.)
VACATION LEAVE AND ACTING. APPOINTMENT.
ONSEQUENT on the grant of 5j months
Vacation leave to Dr. C. GUN-MUNRO, Medical
Superintendent Richmond Hill Institutions with
effect from 1st April, 1953, Dr. W. S. MITCHELL,
has been appointed to act Medical Superintendent
Richmond Hill Institutions.
16th May, 1953.
ISS C. QUASHIE, Class II Clerk Agricultural
Department on 6 months vacation leave
with effect from 1st May, 1953.
GEO. F. HOSTEN,
'Acting Government Secretary
16th May, 1953.
General Certificate of Education.
LONDON University is prepared to allow the
General Certificate of Education Examination
to be held overseas in the Autumn of this year.
Entries for this examination must be received
by the Local Secretary not later than 31st July,
1953. No entries will be received after that date.
H. H. PILGRIM.
Post of Proof Reader, Government
Printing Office, Grenad6a.
PPLICATIONS are invited for the post of
Proof Reader, Government Printing Office,
The post, which is not pensionable, is in the
salary scale of $792 x $72-$1,152 per annum, and
a temporary cost of living allowance is also payable
at an approved rate. The existing rate varies
between 30% of actual salary up to $960 and 25%
Evidence of educational background and previous
experience in employment should accompany
application. Two testimonials of recent date
should also be submitted.
The officer will be responsible to the Government
Secretary for the" satisfactory performance of 'his
Applications mu's be addressed to the Secretary,
Piblie Service Commission, Government Office,
:St. George's, and must reach him on or before 31st
7th May, 1953.
Vacant Post of Road Officer Public
SPPLICATIONS are invited for the Post of
Junior Road Officer, Public Works Depart-
ment with salary at the rate of $960 per annum
rising by annual increments of $72 to $1,200 in
addition to a temporary cost of living allowance
at an approved rate.
Transport allowance will also be provided at an
approved rate and the candidate must be prepared
to serve in any district.
Applications should be addressed to the Secretary,
Public Service Commission, Government Office, to
reach him not later than the 31st May, and should
state age and qualifications, if any, and be accom-
panied by at least two testimonials.
13th May, 1953.
Issue of Warrants under the Towns
Administration Ordinance Cap. 225.
OTICE is hereby given that under the authority
of Section 33 of the Towns Administration
Ordinance, Warrants will be issued from this office
for the recovery of General Rates for the year
1953 which remain unpaid after the 31st May,
5th May, 1953.
A. D. W. JOHNSON,
Acting Colonial Treasurer.
Under the Water Supply
Ordinance, Cap. 240.
OTICE is hereby given that the assessment
Lists for Water Rates for the year .1953, as
finally determined, may be seen at the Treasury,
St. George's, and at the respective District Revenue
Offices, between the 1st day of May and the 31st
day of July, 1953 and that attendance will be
given during that period for the purpose of receiv-
ing the rates fixed by the several District Boards.
5th May, 1953,
A. D. W. JOHNSON,
Acting Cotonial Treasurer.
T is hereby notified for general information that
the 31st May. 1953, is the latest date for
rendering Income Tax Returns in respect of.the
Assessment year, 1953.
P.; M. CARD,
Acting Comptroller, Income Tax.
Income. Tax Office,
1st .V ay, J953.
G 'VERNMENT GAZETTE, MAY 16, 1953.-(No. 25).
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Cocoa Industry Improvement Scheme
.Distribution of Rooted Cuttings of Selected
Strains of Grenada Cocoa for planting in
T is estimated that there will be rooted cocoa
cuttings at the cocoa propagation stations
-available to plant 300 acres in 1954.
2. Persons desirous of obtaining rooted cocoa
-cuttings from the cocoa stations, should apply on
the forms provided for that purpose, entitled:
" Application Form for Rooted Cocoa Cuttinrgs
Propagated for Distribution by the Cocoa Industry
Improvement Scheme of Grenada".
3. Application forms should be forwarded to the
Agricultural Officer (Cocoa), Boulogne Cocoa
Nurseries, St. Andrew's on or before the 30th June,
4. Applications for rooted cocoa cuttings received
after the 30th June, 1953 will neither be acknow-
.ledged nor considered.
5. Application forms are available at the Depart-
ment of Agriculture, all Agricultural and Cocoa
Stations and District Revenue Offices. Application
forms can also be obtained from all members of
the extension staff of the Department of Agricul-
6. Rooted Cocoa Cuttings are delivered free of
-charge to the applicants at a point, as near as
possible to the site at which they are to be planted,
accessible at the time to the motor vehicle con-
veying the plants.
7. The conditions under which rooted cocoa cut-
tings will be issued are as follows:--
(i) The area selected by an applicant will be
inspected by an authorised officer, as soon
as possible after the receipt of the applica-
tion, for the purpose of determining the
suitability of the site in regard to altitude,
soil type, wind protection and other ecologi-
cal and environmental conditions. The
applicant will then be notified whether or
not the area is approved for planting.
(ii) If for stated reasons the area is declared to
be unsuitable for planting cocoa clones, no
allocation of plants will be made to the
(iii) If the area is declared suitable, an authoris-
ed officer will inform the applicant what
minimum action is required of him by the
Department of Agriculture, in regard to
provision of ground shade, windbreaks, soil
conservation measures, soil preparation etc.
The Agricultural Department will render all
assistance, guidance and advice in this.
(iv) The minimum area for which plants will be
issued will be that which will contain fifty
(5() rooted cuttings plainite at a spacing
of 10 ft. by 10 ft. in a single block, the
equivalent of one-eighth (4) of an acre.
(v) The area to be planted will be re-inspected
by an authorised officer immediately before
the proposed date of delivery of the plants,
for thi purpose of ascertaining whether all
conditions have been satisfactorily fulfilled,
and whether the area is in a suitable state
of preparation for planting.
(vi) Authorised officers of the Department of
Agriculture, will make periodic inspections
of the replanted areas, as often as may be
considered necessary, for the purpose of
observing field conditions, the development
of the young plants and advising the grower
on the care and management of the young
8. Applicants are advised to take advantage of
the experience already gained in replanting methods
at the Cocoa Stations and other plots, where re-
planting with rooted cocoa cuttings have already
been undertaken during the last 4 to 6 years.
Applicants are accordingly invited to visit the
Cocoa Stations and to make the fullest possible use
of all information that is available.
M. A. G. HANSCHELL,
Director of Agriculture
and Chairman Cocoa Rehakilitation Board.
Prices Control (Retail).
'IHE following amendments are hereby male to
* the Prices Control (Retail) Order No. 1 cf
1953, gazetted 5th January, 1953:-
15ic. per lb.
16c, per lb.
Made by the Competent Authority this 16th
day of May, 1953.
1. GITTENS KNIGHT,
NOTE.-These prices will remain constant dur-
ing the balance of the year 1953.
Grenada Agricultural Scholarship.
SPPLICATIONS are invited for the award of
an Agricultural Scholarship tenable at the
Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture for a period
of three years beginning about October, 1953.
Applicants should submit the following:-
(a) Birtt!i Certifcate ;
(b) Evidence of attendance at a school in this
colony for NOT LESS THAN THREE
YEARS preceding the application;
(c) Testimonials from two persons other than
school teachers unSor whom education
L56 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, MAY 16, 1953.-(No. 25).
(d) Testimonials from Head Teachers of the
schools in the Colony which they have
attended giving all significant details of
(e) School leaving certificate of the University
of Cambridge Examinations Syndicate, or
an equivalent examining body showing
that the applicant has passed in one or
more subjects cf the Science Group;
(f) A Certificate of fitness from a Medical
(g) Evidence of British Nationality.
Applications must be submitted to the Adminis-
trator, Grenada, not later than 31st May, 1953.
6th March, 1953.
Award of Tenders for the Supply of
Building Material to the P.W.D.
TENDERS for the supply of Building Material
for the month of May, 1953, have been
accepted by Government as follows:-
Messrs. Geo. F. Huggins & Co. Ltd.
Pitch Pine Boards -Rough
,, Floor Boards 11"
S ,Ceiling ,, -
S ,Setg. all sizes
White Pine Boards -Rough
,, ,, ,, -Dressed
SPlank 2 "
,, ,, 1"i
Messrs. Thomson Hankey, Ltd,
Pitch Pine Plank 2"
,. ,, ,, -- 1"
Messrs. General Traders, Ltd.
Canadian Cedar Boards
Messrs. JTonas Browne & Hubbard Ltd.
G. I. Sheets in guage 26"
Messrs. W. E. AJien & Co. Ltd.
Ridging 6" lengths
Galvanised nails 2", 2i"
E. A. BRATHWAITE,
4th May, 1953.
Post of Superintendent of Public
Works, St. Vincent.
APPLICATIONS are invited for the post of
Superintendent of Public Works, St. Vincent,
on contract or secondment for a period of three
years in the first instance.
Salary: The Salary of the post will be in the
range from 900 to f1,000 per annum,
depending on the candidates expe-
rience and qualifications. In addition,
a transport allowance at the rate of
;212. 10s. per annum is payable.
Cost of living allowance is not pay-
Duties: The officer will be required to perform
all duties appertaining to the office
of Superintendent of Public Works as
laid down in Chapter 143 of the
Revised Edition (1926) of the Laws
of St. Vincent, and in other relevant
legislation. In addition he will be
required to undertake such other duties
as may from time to time be imposed
on him by the officer administering the
Quarters : Quarters are not provided
Leave and passages: The officer will be
eligible to earn leave provided that
his work and conduct have been
satisfactory, at the rate of one week
for each completed period of three
months resident service. Free first
class passages are provided on first
appointment and on satisfactory
termination of contract, for the office
and his family. Leave passages are
The appointment carries with it the liability to
transfer to any post of equivalent status within the
Applications should be addressed to the Chief
Secretary, Windward Islands, St. George's, Gren-
ada, and should reach him not later than 31st May,
Sale of Horse-kind Agricultural Department,
TfENDERS are invited for the purchase of the
(a) One Thoroughbred Stallion,
(b) One Half bred Colt,
(c) One She Mule,
(d) One Jack Donkey.
(a) The Thoroughbred Stallion, Rose Garland is
of Irish thoroughbred Blood Line out of Roselake
sired by Felicitation.
The Stallion is 14 years old and rising 16 hands.
He was trained in Ireland by H. Welleslay, and
was owned by Lord Glentoran. He won the
Shandon Plate at Mallow and the Anglesey Stakes
at the Curragh, Ireland at two years. At three
years he won the match race in His Majesty's
Place at Galway over a distance of two miles.
S-OVERNMENT GAZETTE, MAY 16, 1953.-(No. 25.)
Imported to the West Indies in 1942, He raced
three times in Trinidad. Purchased by Dominica,
in 1944 for Stud services he has several outstand-
ing progenies to his credit. His sire Felicitation
won 8 races including the Ascot Gold Cup, Churh-
hill Stakes, Jockey Club Cup. valued at 14,675.
He is vigorous as a sire and is being offered for sale
only to avoid uncontrolled inbreeding.
(b) The Colt. Brown chestnut in colour two
years old and standing over 13 hands. He is out
of an imported half bred Mare, Goldflake, by Rose
(c) The Mule: Dark Brown, 14 hands, useful
for pack purposes.
(d) The Jack Donkey: A half bred Kentucky
Jack, age 7 years, Mouse colour, standing 13 hands,
2. Applications should be marked Tender for
Horse-kind" and should be addressed to the
Agricultural Superintendent, Roseau, Dominica, to
reach him not later than 30th June. 1953, who
does not bind himself to accept the highest or any
ST. G. C. COOPER,
LAND AND HOUSE TAX NOTICE.
Under the Taxes Management Ordinance.
OTICE is hereby given that Thursday the 21st
day of May, 1953, will be the last day for the
hearing of assessment appeals by the Magistrate of
the Eastern District, Grenville, under the above-
L. J. DOUGLAS,
for Magistrate Eastern District.
Eastern Caribbean Farm Institute.
Vacancy for Lecturer.
APPLICATIONS are invited for the post of
11 Lecturer at the Eastern Caribbean Farm
Institute, which is to be opened in Trinidad towards
the end of 1953, by seven British West hndian
Governments, as a residential institution for 40
students, to train the Staff of Departments of
Agriculture and others in the practice ond theory
of agriculture at sub-University level.
The Lecturer will be required to live in the
furnished flat, best suited to a single man, attached
to the Students' Dormitory Block, and to assist
with practical and theoretical tuition, farm manage-
ment and supervision.
Candidates should have a degree or diploma in
agriculture, with good practical experience.
Appointments will initially be on contract at a
salary according to merit within the scale
$2,400 x $120 $3,600, plus cost-of-living allowance:
arrangements will be made to maintain any existing
pension rights or a gratuity will be paid in lieu
thereof. A nominal deduction will be made from
salary for board and lodging. Free passage, if
required, will be given on appointment and term-
ination of contract. Liberal leave on full salary.
Applications, giving full information concerning
qualifications and experience, with the names and
addresses of three responsible persons to whom
reference may be made, should be addressed tc
The Principal, Eastern Caribbean Farm Institute,
Centeno, Arima P O., Trinidad, B.W.I., to reach
him not later than 15th July 1953.
12th May, 1953.
Grenada Co-operative Nutmeg Association.
I1IHE values of the respective grades of Nutmegs and Mace and the proportions of such values to be
advanced and the prices for outright purchases by the Grenada Co-operative Nutmeg Association
have been fixed by the Nutmeg Board as under, until further notice:--
Effective 16th February, 1953.
Uncured Nutmegs (in shell)
Cured Nutmegs (in shell)
Dried Cracked Grinders
Dried Whole Mace
Dried Broken Mace
Advance to Growers
Growers are reminded that the above rates are based on the devaluated rate of sterling and that
any material rise in the.value of the will adversely affect them.
F. C. HUGHES,
Date fixed : 13th April, 1958.
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, MAY 16, 1953.-(No. 25).
LABOUR DEPARTMENT NT.
31st March, 1953.
"11HE following memorandum on the subject of Cost-of-Living In<'ex Figures, in so far as the working
1 lass fainimes are concerned, is published for general information.
G. S. DABREO
COST OF LIVING INDEX FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH, 1953.
The Cost-of-Living Index for all items at the
following table shows the Cost-of-Living Index Figures at
the basic year (August, 1939) taken as 100:-
end of March, 1953, was 289, and the
the end of each month as compared with
July Au g.
Statistics for March, 1953.
All items ...
Food only ...
Food: The average level of retail prices of those articles taken into account in the food grcnr,
was -3 points higher than at 28th February, 1953, and 201% higher than at 1939. This increase was due
to an increase in the retail price of Sugar.
Rent: There has been no change recorded in the general level of the working-class rents.
Fuel and-Cleaning: There was no change in the figure for this class during the period under
review. The increase of 161% on the 1939 prices shown in the figure 'for 28th February, 1953,
Clothing: Information collected from retailers indicates that at 31st March, 1953, the average
level of retail prices of clothing of the kinds generally bought by the workiog-class families was
tli same as at 28th February, 1953, and 202% higher than at 1939.
All Others: There was no change in the prices of articles under this group. The increase o
83% on thet 1939 pricesshown in the figure fori28th February, 1953, remained unchanged,
All Items: If the average changes in the cost of all the foregoing items are combined in accord-
ance xit', t-heir relative importance in the 1939 working-class family expenditure, the resultant general
aver.'e increase at 31st March, 1953, was the same as at 28th February, 1953, and 189% higher than
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