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VoL. 73.] SAINT GEORGE'S, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1955. [No. 61.
NOTICE TO MARINERS.
T is hereby notified for general information that
AMr. DOUGILAS JENKINS, Jr., has been appoint-
ed as Consuli-General of the U.S.A. at Port-of-Spain,
Trinidad, with jurisdiction including the Wind-
ward Islands and British Guiana.
Provisional recognition has been accorded to
Mr. JENKINS, in his Consular capacity pending
issue of Her .\iaj-sty's Exequatur.
20th October, 1955.
aM.. 115 III.
Chairman, St. John's District Board.
MR. E. L. N. PETESI, has been elected Chairman
1 of the 't. John's District Board for the
period ending 30th September, 1957.
.tth October, 1955.
M.P. 338 1B.
flLIE following documents are circulated with
1 and form part of this Gazette :-
S.R. & 0. No. 38.-The Travelling and Subsis-
tence Allowances (Amendment) Regulations,
S.R. & O. No. 39.-The Quarantine (Maritime)
(Amendment) Regulations, 1955.
S.R. & O. No. 40.-The Consular Conventions
(United States of Mexico) Order, 1955.
GEO. F. HOSTEN,
Acting Government Secretary.
22nd October, 1955.
Antigua, B.W.I.-Bell Buoy Moored.
IHE Bell Buoy which had been removed for
repairs has been replaced near to the south-
west extremity cf Warrington Bank in the
St. John's roadstead.
N accordance with the powers vested in me
under Section 21 of the Customs Crdinance,
Cap. 58, I appoint the three (3) Bulk' Installation
Tanks; Nos. i34, 235, and 236, situated at
Fontenoy, as warehouses for warehousing of
potiol without payment cf duty on the firAt entry
G. E. C. STANFORD,
Treasury & Customs Dept.,
21st October, 1955.
TIHtE attention of all persons and in particular
Sthe Agents of Steamship and Airline
Companies is directed to S.R. & 0. No 30 of
1955-Income Tax (Evasion of Tax Payment)
(Prevention) Rules, 1955, which make it obliga-
tory for a person seeking to leave the Colony to
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GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, OCTOBER 22, 1955.-(No. 61).
secure an Exit Certificate showing that he does
not owe or has inade satisfactory arrangemf its for
payment of Income T,,,x. Persons ar; also
forbidden to i'siie tickets to intending travellers
unless such a Certificate is produced.
D. M. B. CROMWELL,
Comptroller of Income Tax.
Banana Planting Material.
GRIlTJ/ITURISTS are hereby notified that
1 the first shipment of 20,000 Lacatan Banana
suckers consigned to the Grenada Banana
Cooperative Society is due to arrive from
1)ominica this week, and will be handed over to
the Agricultural Department for distribution.
2. Will those growers wh want to obtain
Lacatan Banana suckers, and who already have
their land prepared for planting, please get in touch
immediately with the nearest Agricultural Officer
in their district.
3. It is arranged that half of the plan's xill be
distributed free to peasant proprietors, the other
half free to estates.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified
Candidates for the Post of Nutrition
Officer, Windward Islands.
1. Appointment. The appointment is non-
pensionable, and will be for a period of two
years in the frst instance. It will be subject
to Colonial Regulations and to the local
General Orders in force for the time being
in so far as they are applicable.
2. Salary. The salary i; at the rate of 500
rising by annual inc centss of 50 to 1 .7,
3. Allowances. Travelling and subsistence
allowances are payable in accordance with
local regulations in respect of approved
travel on duty.
4. Quarters. Quarters are not provided.
5. Leave and Passages. Vacation leave on
full salary (to be taken on the satisfactory
completion of the officer's engagement) will
be granted at the rate of one week for each
completed period of 3 months resident
service. The Officer will also be eligible for
local leave at the rate of :4 days per annum,
and sick leave in accordance with local
Passages to the Windward Islands will be
provided for the officer on firit appointment
and on the satisfactory termination of the
period of engagement.
6. Leave Passages. L- ve passages are pro-
v'ded in accordance with local regulations.
7. Duties. The officer will ie required to draw
up the diets for all Government Institutions
in the Windward Islands and to supervise
the purchas-, pi eparation and service of
meals in (ach. The officer may also Ihe
required to organise school feeding and do
some teaching of elementary nutrition and
cooking to a(tult groups suci as nurses and
The officer will, subject to the general
direction of the Governor of the Windward
Islands, he responsible to the Senior medicall
Officer of tihe Colony in which she is
8. Taxation. All Government officers are liable
to taxation imposed by local legislation.
Applications, giving full particulars cf candidate's
qualifications and (xpoIrince, should be accom-
panied by two testimonials, which will not be
returned, and shon0M be addressed to the Chief
Secretary, Winiwixr,l Islands, Grenada, and should
reach him not rlter thau 16th November, 1955.
VACANT POST OF DISTRICT MEDICAL OFFICER,
PPLICATIONS are invited from suitably
-. qualified candidates for appointment as a
District .Aedical Officer, St. Vincent.
2. Appointment \ill be on a three-year proba-
tionary period for permanent employment with
pension (non-contributing) at the age of 55, or on
short terms agreement fcr three years in the first
3. Salary is in the scale 3,840 x $120-$1,8W0.
Commencing salary will be determined according
to age, qualifications and experience.
4. District Medical Officers posted to Chateau-
belair will receive a duty allowance of $40S.00 per
annum and one of $1,500.00 if posted to Bequia.
5. Transport Allowance is payable in respect of
a motor car maintained by the Officer for official
(. Quarters are provided at a rental of 10% of
salary or 5% of the assessed value of the quarters
whichever is less.
7. Free passages for the Officer, wife and children
under 18 years of age are provided on first
appointment as well as icturn passage s on com-
pletion of agreement In the case cf an Officer
on permanent appointment, leave p.asages will be
provided for him and his wife up to a maximum of
$1,248 each way in respect of each 5 year period
of resident service.
8. Income Tax is payable at local rates.
9. Local leave is permissible and home leave
may bo granted aft-r each tour (minimum tour 2
10. Candidates must possess medical qualifica-
tions registrable in the United Kingdom.
11. Appointment will he to St. Vincent in the
first instance, but the Officer is liable to transfer
to any post of equivalent status in the Windward
1-. Applications should be addressed to the
Assistant Administrator and Establishment Officer,
Government Office, St. Vincent and should reach
him not later than 30th November, 1955.
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, OCTOBER 22, 1955.-(No. 61.)
LEGISLATURE AND SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH
Vacancy for Official and Court Reporters
APPLICATIONS are invited from suitably
Qualified candidates for appointment to
vacant posts of Official and Court Reporters, Legis-
lature, and Supreme Court, British Guiana. The
posts are on the permanent and pensionable
establishment of Ihe Colony and on the salary
scale A 10: -).400 x $-11,-;, :120 x 4 44 -$4,272-
$4,560. A point of entry in thie scale may be fixed
in accordance with the candidate's qualifications
and experience. The appointee will be required to
pass a strict efficiency bar of 180 word, a minute
before crossing the efficiency bar at $.3, .20 in ti,e
2. The duties of lRo!;oiters are as follows:-
(i) attending meetings of the Legislative
Council and recording the proceeding;
accurately in shorthand, or attending
at the Criminal or Civil Assizes of the
Colony and iecordir accurately in
shortainnd the summing up of the
tri;l Judge, as well as such other parts
of the proceedings as he may direct ;
(ii) tia:n-cribing the notes taken and making
typewritten copies of them either for
Hansard, cr for the use of the Court of
Criminal or Civil Appeal, as the case
(iii) undertaking any other duties that may
be assigned by the Clerk of the Legis-
lature or by the Registrar of the
:3. Applicants should not be under 25 or over 44
years of age, should have a good education and
must be cap ble of writing accurate shorthand at
a speed of not less than 153 words per minute and
of typewriting at a speed of not less than 60 words
per minute. Previous experience in legislature
and court reporting will be an advantage.
4. The successful candidate may be appointed,
according to his preference, either on a permanent
and pensionable basis subject, if the officer is not
already in Government employment, to his serving
satisfactorily as an Official or a Court Reporter
during a probationary period of one year, or on a
three-year contract, renewable by mutual consent
on such terms as may be agreed upon between the
Government and the person engaged.
5. Vacation leave is earned at the rate of five
days for each completed month of resident service
up to a maximum of six months, subject to the
completions of a minimum tour of service of two
6. :\ pensionable officer, or a contract officer on
the satisfactory completion and renewal c.f his
contract, would be eligible for the grant of assisted
leave passages in accordance with the Public
Officers' Leave (Passages) Regulations No. 34 of
A contract officer, if selected from overseas,
would be provided with passages to British
Guiana for himself, his wife and children (if any)
not exceeding five persons in all, provided they
either accompany him to British Guiana or join
him here within twelve months of his departure
for the Colony: (children to be under 18 years of
age, unmarried and dependent on the officer).
A similar passage concession will be granted,
at Government expense, for the officer and his
family, back to the country from which he was
recruito:e, on the satisfactory completion of his
7. Applications stating name in full, date and
year of birth, educational qualifications, details of
any previous experience and the standard of
shorthand and typewriting reached, and accom-
panied by copies of two recent testimonials,
should be addressed to the Secretary, Public
Service Commission, General Post Office Building,
Gecrgetown, British Guiana, to reach him not
later than the 30th November, 1955. Applications
received after this date will not be considered.
8. Applicants already in the Public Service
must submit their applications through the
normal official channels.
414 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, OCTOBER 22, 1955.-(No. 61).
Post early tor Christmas.
THE latest times for closing Mails to ensure delivery to destination before Christmas Day arc as
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Trinidad & Tobago ... December 9th December 9th December 20th
Supplementary Christmas Mails will be despatched, if suitable opportunities offer.
General Post Office, F. R. PHILLI',
Grenada, Colonial Postmaster.
October 18th, 1955.
Grenada Co-operative Nutmeg Association.
Effective from 15th August, 1955.
Current Advances for Nutmegs and Mace are as follows:
Dried Whole Mace
Dried Broken Mace
F. C. HUGHES,
Date fixed : 17th October, 1955.
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, OCTOBER 22, 1955.-(No. 61.) 415
30th September, 1955.
TBHE following memorandum on t.c subject of Co. -of-Livini index Fiiiiue:, in so far a., the working
class families are concerned, is published for neral information.
JOHN R. DABRE9
Acting Labour Commissioner.
COST OF LIVING INDEX FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, 1955.
The Cost-of-Living Index for all items at the
following table shows the Cost-of-Living Index Figures
the basic year (August, 1939) taken as 100:-
end of Septemnbr. 1955. was
at the end of each month as
288, and the
Year Jan. Feb.
March April May June July
175 172 iC9 171 171.
13 : 1'2
A ug. Sep.
Oct. Nov. Dec.
Statistics for September, 1955.
All items ...
Food only ...
Food: The average level of retail prices of those articles taken into ,:c~nrs in fth food group
was 5 points lower than at 31st August, 1955, and 201% higher than at 1939. This decrease was due
to a decrease in the retail price of flour.
Rent: There has been no change recorded in the general level of the working-class rents.
Fuel and Cleaning: There was an increase in the retail price of Kerosene. This resulted in an
increase of 2.6 points on the figure for September, 1955, and an increase of 165% on the figure for 1939
Clothing: Information collected from retailers indicated that at 30th September, 1955, the
average level of retail prices of clothing of the kinds generally bought by the working-cilass families
was the same as at 31st August, 1955. and 188% higher than at 1939.
All Others : There was no change in the prices of the articles under this group. The increase of
95% on the 1939 prices shown in the figure for 31st August, 19;5, 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, tio resultant general
average increase at 30th September, 1955, was 3 points lower than at 31st August, 1955, and 188%
higher than at 1939.
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