VoL. 72.] SAINT GEORGE'S, SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1954. [No. 21.
P EVEREND E. A. PITT, has been appointed a
1 Marriage Officer, in respect of the congrega-
tion of the Methodist Church in the colony.
5th April, 1954.
ITH reference to Gazette Notice No. 303 of
10th October, 1953, Mr. G. HOPE, Class I
Clerk, General Post Office, resumed duty with
effect from 1st April, 1954.
10th April, 1954.
MRS. CICELY LOWHAR, Class III Clerk'
General Post Office, resumed duty with effect
from 1st April, 1954.
10th April, 1954.,
THE Right Honourable the Secretary of State
for the Colonies has notified the Governor
that the Queen will not be advised to exercise Her
Majesty's power of disallowance with respect to the
following Ordinance of the Grenada. Legislature:-
No. 17 of 1953.-An Ordinance further to amend
the Police Pensions Ordinance.
Acting Government Secretary.
10th April, 1954..
Issue of Warrants under the St. Georges'
Sewerage Ordinance No. 25 of 1936.
NOTICE is hereby given that under the authority
of Section 16 of the St, George's- Sewerage
Ordinance a warrant will be issued to the Bailiff
for the recovery of all Sewerage Rates which remain
unpaid after the 31st January, 1954.
A. L. DOPWELL,
for Colonial Treasurer.,
4th February, 1951.
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GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, APRIL 10, 1954.-(No. 21.)
Towns Administration Ordinance. Cap. 225.
OTICE is hereby given that Assessment Lists
in respect of the Town of St. George may be
seen at the Treasury, and in respect of the' other
Towns at the respective District Revenue Offices,
from the 1st day of February, to the 30th day of
April next, and that attendance will be given at
such offices for the purpose of receiving the rates
mentioned in the Assessment Lists.
G. H. ADAMS,
26th January, 1954.
IT is hereby notified that at a sale by public
auction at the Inland Revenue Office, St, George s
on 19th March, 1954, the undermentioned pro-
perties were sold for unpaid Water Rates for the
year 1953 and previous years.
Name of Owner, Property. Situation. Purhase
batch .. 1 house River Road $30.00
Vero Cummings ... do Villa A $15.00
Unless the owner or any other person having an
interest in either of the properties sold pays into
the Treasury :-
(1) th- amount due for taxes, fines, costs, and
(2) ten per cent of the purchase price as com-
pensation to the purchaser; (provided that
in special cases the Governor may reduce
the amount so payable as compensation),
before 'the expiration of three months from the
date of the sale, the property sold shall at the end
of the stipulated period vest absolutely in the
G. H. ADAMS,
Under the Water Supply
Ordinance, Cap. 240.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Assessment
Lists for Water Rates for the year 1954, as
finally determined, may be seen at the Treasury,
St. George's, and the respective District Revenue
Offices, between the 1st day of May and the 31st
day of July, 1954, and that attendance will be
given during that period for the purpose of receiving
the rates fixed by the several District Boards.
G. H, ADAMS.
9th April, 1954.
Payment of General Town Rates, 1954.
T is hereby notified for general information that
Friday the 30th day of April, 1954, is the last
day fixed for the payment without fine of General
Tcwn Rates in respect of the year 1954.
Arrears for previous years are also payable by
the above mentioned date.
G. H. ADAMS,
9th April, 1954.
IT is hereby notified for general information that
as from the 1st day of October, 1954. the use
of the Stamps issued in 1948 to commemorate the
Silver Wedding Anniversary of the late King
George VI shall be invalid for postal purposes.
Notwithstanding anything in POST OFFICE
(OBSOLETE STAMPS) REGULATIONS, 1954,
any stamps hereby. invalidated may be exchanged
on presentation at the Geheral Post Office, Grenada,
at any time before the 31st day of December, 1954,
H. O. ELLIS,
Acting Colonial Postmaster,
General Post Office,
2nd April, 1954.
INCOME TAX ORDINANCE.
Income Tax Rules.
OTICE is hereby given that Income Tax
Returns are required to be forwarded to the
Commissioners of Income Tax not later than the
31st May, 1954, by every person whose income
from every source whatsoever was over $480.00,
and every Company engaged in trade or business.
during the year 1953.
2. The Income Tax Forms of Return must be
fully and correctly completed and should show
deductions claimed. Supporting vouchers, parti-
cularly Interest and Life Insurance receipts, are
to be forwarded with the Returns.
3. Employers are requested to submit to theft
Commissioners of Income Tax not later than
31st March, 1954, a list of employees whose incomes
were over $360.00 per annum during the year 1953.
4. Any person who may not have received a
Form applicable to his or her particular case may
obtain such a form on application at the Income
Tax Office, St. George's, or any District Revenue
5. Attention is invited to Section 59 of the
Ordinance which lays down that failure to comply
with any Rule made under the Ordinance is an
Comptroller, Income lax.
Income Tax Office,
1st March, 1954.
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. APRIL 10, 1954.-(No. 21.)
The Taxes Management
TOTICE is hereby given that a copy of the Tax
SRoll for for 1954, each District is available for
inspection by tho public at the Treasury, St.
-George's. and at the respective Revenue Offices.
The days fixed for the hearing of Appeals against
assessments at the various Court Houses are:--
St. George's ... Mondayy, 1 th April, 1954.
St. David's ... Monday, 26th ., ,
St. Andrew's ... 'ThiL sday, '22d l
St. Patick's ... iWednesday!, ?ith ..
St. :Mark's .... Thursday, 29th ,, ,,
St. Joln's ... lMolay, 6th .
Carriacon ... Wlednesday, 21st ,,
G. H. ADAMS,
5th March, 1954.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
*Cocoa Industry Improvement Scheme
.Distribution of Rooted Cuttings of Selected
Strain of Grenada Cocoa for Planting
T is estimated that there will be rooted cocoa
cuttings at the cocoa propagation station
available to plant 400 acres in 1955.
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 Rooteac Cocoa Cuttings.
Propagated for Distribution by the Cocoa Industry
Improvement Scheme of Grenada."
3. Application forms should be forwarded to the
Agricultural Officer (Cocoa), Mt. Horne 'Cocoa
Station, St. Andrew's on or before the 31st May,
4. Applications for rooted cocoa cuttings received
after the 31st May, 1954 will neither be acknowledged
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 Agriculture.
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 convey-
ing the plants.
7. The conditions under which rooted cocoa
cuttings 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-
tioni, for the purpose of determining the
suitability of the site in regard to altitude
soil type, wind protection and other
ecological 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 authorized
officer will inform the applicant what
minimum action is required of him by the
Department of Agriculture, in regard to
provision of ground shade, windreaks, 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
(50) rooted cuttings planted at a spacing of
10 ft by 10 ft. in a single block, the equiva-
lent of one-eighth (s) 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 the 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 tie
Cocoa Stations and to make the fullest possible use
of all information that is available.
W. R. E. NANTON,
Superintendent of Agricultikre
and Chairman Cocoa Rehabilitation Board.
Lacatan Banana Suckers.
T is hereby notified for general inf rm-ation
among prospective banana growers, that
government is making arrangements for the
importation of 20,000 Lacatan Banana suckers
from Dominica. These will be available to growers,
and particularly small growers, at 20c. each cash,
delivered at Wharf.
Applications are requested which should be in
writing to the Superintendent of Agriculture,
Botanic Gardens, St. George's, and should reach
his officenotfater than 36th April, 1954.
W. R. E. NANTON,
Superintendent of Agriculture.
25th March, 1954.
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, APRIL 10, 1)54.-(No. 21.)
NOTICE. The Entry Forms must be returned duly com-
pleted and accompanied by Treasury Receipts for
PiODUCE DEALERS and COCOA PRODUCERS are the Fees on or before Monday, 31st May, 1954.
hereby notified that applications for transac- The Fees payable are
tions in Wet Cocoa will be considered by Authoris- (a) For the School Certificte ... 13.80
ing Officers as froni 3rd April, 1954, subject to the '
following conditions;- (b) For the Higher School Certificate
(1) Transactions in Wet Cocoa will be per-
mitted to take place on Fridays only
in each week.
(2) Applications must be made by dealers at
least five (5) days before the transac-
tion is due to take place..
W. R. E- NANTON,
Superintendent of Agriculture.
Department of Agriculture,
27th March, 1954.
OTICE is hereby given that the above Exam-
ination will take place in. December, as!
Approved School Candidates
(full entry) ...
Other entries (first unit) ...
Each subsequent unit ...
With a maximum fee of
To thcse must be added the following local fees:
(a) School Certificate ... $3.60
(b) Higher School Certificate ... $5.00
An additional fee of $2.40 must be paid by each
candidate taking Science in any form (except
GRENADA ISLAND SCHOLARSHIP
Each candidate for the Grenada Island Scholar-
ship should state the subject in which he wishes
his Special Scholarship Paper to be set.
H. H. PILGRIM,
AID TO PIONEER INDUSTRIES ORDINANCE, 1952.
IN pursuance cf the requirements of section 3 (2) (a) of the Aid to Pioneer Industries Ordinance, 1952,
it is hereby notified for general information that the Governor in Council proposes to make the
undermentioned Order under section 3 of the said Ordinance. Any person who objects to the making
of such Order shall give notice in writing of his objection and of the grounds on which he relies in
support thereof to the Clerk of the Executive Council on or before the 24th day of April, 1954.
V. AUGUSTUS ALLEYNE,
for Cleric oJ the Legislatiwe Council.
1954 Aid to Pioneer Industries SRO.
STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS NO.
Order made by the Governor in Council under section 3 (1) of the Aid to Pioneer Industries
1. Short title. This Order may be cited as the
AID TO PIONEER INDUSTRIES (SHIRTS, PYJAMAS AND UNDER-
WEAR) ORDER, 1954.
2. Declaration of Pioneer Industry. The manufacture af shirts, pyjamas and underwear is hereby
declared to be a pioneer industry for the purposes of the Aid to Pioneer Industries Ordinance, 1952, and
the- following products of such industry are hereby declared to be pioneer products for the said
Made by the Governor in Council this
Clerk of the Executive Council.
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, APRIL 10, 1954.-(No. 21). 1123
A reward of Five hundred Lollars ($500.00) will
be paid to anyone giving information leading
to the successful prosecution and conviction of any
person or persons concerned in the destruction of
cocoa trees and plants in the Colony.
J. B. G. AUSTIN,
Superintendent of Police.
In the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands.
Suit No. 29 of 1954.
H. E. L. HOSTEN
G. E. D. CLYNE
THIS is an appeal against the decision of the
learned Magistrate of the Eastern District
given at St. David's on the 21st day of December,
2. In the case before the Magistrate the Plaintiff
claimed damages for negligence and alleged that the
defendant had impounded the cow and as a result
of the defendant's negligence the cow was damaged
while in the possession of the defendant.
3. In her evidence the plaintiff stated that she
saw a cow fighting with her cow while it was in
the defendant's possession. Her actual words were
"On the Monday morning, I saw a cow fighting
with mine. They were tied about 9 or 10 feet
apart. The other one was loosed". In her cross-
examination she said: "It was while I was pass-
ing before going to defendant's home with witnesses
that I saw the cows fighting. Claris was pulling
the cow off from mine, I saw them when they
started to fight. Claris loosed hers about 8 feet
from where mine was tied...I saw the other cow
injure mine under the chin and on the hip behind.
The horn of Claris' cow injured mine under the
chin and the cocoanut tree bruised my cow on the
4. The learned Magistrate in his reasons for
decision stated "The defendant negligently tied
plaintiff's cow in too close proximity with another
cow in the same yard, or on the other hand per-
mitted the second cow to be tied in too close prox-
imity to the plaintiff's...The defendant gave no
explanation for the injury to plaintiff's cow, and in
f ict disclaimed all knowledge of such injury. On
the principle of res Ipsa Loquitur, the Court finds
for the plaintiff.........
&. It is true that an Appeal Court will not lightly
set aside the finding of a Court of first instance on
questions of fact when there is evidence on which
that Court could reasonably have found the facts
that it did, but on the other if it appears to the
Appeal Court that the Court of first instance could
not reasonably have found the facts it did on the
evidence before it there is a duty on the appeal
Court to review those findings of fact or the con-
clusions drawn therefrom.
6. In the present case the Court is of opinion
.hat on the evidence before him the learned Magis-
trate could not reasonably find that there was
negligence on the part of the defendant or that the
injury to the plaintiff's cow was caused by its being
tied too close to another cow. This Court finds
that the injury was caused by the act of a third
party over whom the defendant had no control.
7. In the result therefore this appeal is upheld,
the decision of the learned Magistrate is reversed
and judgment given for the defendant with costs in
the Court below and with [3. 3. Costs in this
Court. The case is remitted to the Magistrate to
fix the costs in the Court below.
C. F. HENVILLE,
acting Ptisne Judge.
1st April, 1954.
Regional Economic Committee of the
British West Indies, British Guiana
and British Honduras.
THE Regional Economic Committee invites
applications from suitably qualified persons
for the following post.
Assistant Trade Commissioner for the
British West Indies, British Guiana and
British Honduras in Canada-at an annual
salary in the scale $3,600 x $150-$4,800 (Canada)
plus a representation allowance of $1,400 (Can.)
per antum. A house allowance of $1,200 (Can.)
p.a. and a child allowance of $500 (Can.) p.a. for
each dependent child under 18 years of age, up to
three in all, are payable. Salary and allowances
are tax free in Canada. Passages on assumption
and termination of appointment for the Assistant
Trade Commissioner and family up to five in all
from and to the place of engagement will be paid
by the Committee.
The post does not at present carry pension or
super-annuation rights. The appointment will be
for a period of two years in the first instance.
Candidates should possess a sound knowledge of
office organisation and administrative experience
in relation to trade and commercial matters. They
should also be proficient in the assembly and
presentation of statistical material, commodity
market reports, publicity material etc. Preference
will be given to candidates holding special quali-
fications in trade and commerce.
The Committee reserves the right to fill the post
by invitation if no suitable application is received.
Applications furnishing full details of candidates'
education, special qualfications and experience,
together with supporting documents and names of
two referees, should be addressed to the Executive
Secretary, Regional Economic Committee, Hast-
ings House, Earbados, before 15th May, 1954.
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, APRIL 10, 1954.-(No. 21.)
31st December, 1953.
' i1-i E f lowing memorandum on the subject of Cost-of-Living TInex Figures, in so far as the working
1. elas families are concerned, is published for general information.
G. S. DABREO,
COST OF LIVING INDEX FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, -1953.
The Cost-of-Living Index for all items at the
f ,ll ing table shows the Cost-of-Living Index Figures
the basic year (August, 1939) taken as 100:-
ead of December, 1953, was
at the end of each mouth as
289, and the
March A pril
Statistics for December, 1953.
All items ...
Food only ...
Food: The average level of retail prices of those articles taken into
was the same as at 30th November, 1953, and 204% higher than at 1939.
account in the food group
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 fr this class during the period under
review. The increase of 164% on the 1939 prices shown in the figure for 30th November, 1953,
Clothing: Information collected from retailers indicated that at 31st December, 1953, the
average level of retail prices of clothing of the kinds generally bought by the working-class families
was the same as at 30th November, 1953, and 187% higher than at 1939.
All Others : There was no change in the prices cf the articles under this group. The increase
of 87% on the 1939 prices shown in the figure for 30th November, 1953, remained unchanged,
All Items: If the average changes in the cost of all the foregoing items are combined in accord-
ance with their relative importance in the 1939 working-class family expenditure, the resultant general
average increase at 31st December, 1953, was the same as at 30th November, 1953, and 189% higher
than at 1939.
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GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, APRIL 10, 1954.-(No. 21.)
Grenada Co-operative Nutmeg Association.
'i'HE values of the respective grades of Nu:megs 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:--
Uncured Nutmegs (in shell)
Cured Nutmegs (in shell)
IDred Cracked Grinders
D-ie' \VWhole Mace
Dried Broken Mace
Advance to Growers
In increasing the advances as above, the Board has taken cognisance of a general request from
producers for a larger advance though this may result in a lesser surplus at the end of the Nutmeg
F. C. HUG.IHS,
Date fixed 29th March, 1954.
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