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Government Gazette.

VOL. 74. SAINT GEORGE'S, SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1956. [No. 50.

VOL. 74.] SAINT GEORGE'S, SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1956. [No. 50.


Public Service Commission.
No. 245.
IT is hereby notified for general information that
His Excellency the Governor has been pleased
to re-constitute the Public Service Commission
with effect from 16th Aurlust, 1956, as follows:-

For a pieriodl of two ?nears:-
Dr. J. R. Groome, (Chairinmn),

FOir a period of one year :-
W. H. Harley, Esquire,
Dr. L. A. Rapier,
Mrs. H. E. L. Hosten.
M.r. 1836.
1-th August, 19556.


July, 1956.
No. 2416.
TI1HE following candidates were successful in the
1 Eficiency Bar Examnination held on 21st (cntl
2Sthl July, 1956, with their total aggregate marks
placing them in the order shown hereunder :-
1. Mr. S. N. Cox,
2. Mrs. Marcella David,
3. Mr. R. Robinson.
4. Miss Dorothea Sylvester,
5. Mr. Roy Gill,
6. Miss Monica Blackburn.
7. Mr. G. R. A. Callenler,
8. Mr. G. H. Bain.

The following candidates failed to secure the
minimum percentage mark (40%) required to obtain
a pass in the Financial Paper and they will be
permitted to sit another examination in a Finan-
cial Paper to be held in the early part of October.

Mr. Bradman Hood,
Mr. C. Bain,
Miss Patricia Joseph,
Miss Ruby Cox,
Mr. R. J. C. Pitt,
Miss Eileen Greasley,
Miss Palme Buxo.
The following other candidates failed to secure
the minimum percentage mark (50%) required to
obtain a pass in the General Paper and they will
he permitted to sit another examination in a
General Paper to be held in the early part of
October, 1 95' :-

Mr. .T. C. Pierre,
M r. F. L. Buckmiie,
Mr. N. E. W\. Fletcher.
Other candidates who sat for the examination
an:i wh,Ose imnes are not mentioned above were
not successful in the examination.

By Command,

for A administrator.

Government Office,
18th August, 1956.

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Smuggling of Spirits into the United Kingdom
from the West Indies.

OFFICIALS of Her Majesty's Customs and Excise
in the United Kingdom have drawn the
British West Indies Welfare Liaison Officer's
attention to attempted smuggling of rum and
other spirits in postal packages of food from the
British West Indies into the United Kingdcm.
The scope of the malpractice is illustrated by the
number of seizures in the six months ended 31st
March 1956-1,627 involving 270 gallons of potable
spirits which, had they gone through undetected,
would have resulted in a loss of 2,700 to United
Kingdom revenue. The problem has now caused
the United Kingdom Customs and Excise to
examine carefully the large number of packages
coming from the British West Indies.
Apart from patent dishonesty and the loss and
disappointment sustained by the sender and the
addressee by the forfeiture of the entire contents
of packages containing undeclared spirits, this
succession of incidents tends to impair the relations
between officers of Her Majesty's Customs and
Excise and West Indians. Future attempts would
in any case be abortive now that Customs Officers
have been alerted.
This Government desires through this medium
to discourage residents in Grenada and intending
migrants to the United Kingdom from attempting
these infringements of United Kingdom Customs

Government Office,
11th August, 1956.


THE following further appointments to Agricul-
tural Area Committees are published for
general information :-
Agricultural Area Committee No. II, St. John's.
M. J. C. Romney-Representing the Grenada
Banana Co-Operative Society.
Agricultural Area Committee No. III, St. Mark's.
Mr. Mitchell James-Representing Peasants.
Agricultural Area Committee No. VII, St. Andrew's
Mr. Powell Andrew-Representing Peasants.
Agricultural Area Committee No. VIII, St. Andrew's
Mr. Wellington McMillan-Representing Peas-
Agricultural Area Committee No. IX B. St. David's
Mr. L. O. Taylor,-Representing Grenada Co-
operative Nutmeg Association.

Middleton House,
St. George's,
1st August, 1956.


Loans for Housing Rehabilitation.

A limited sum of money is being made available
for the making of loans to owners of houses
which were destroyed or damaged by the hurricane
and applications are now invited for such loans
under the following general terms and conditions:-
(i) Persons eligible for loans, any person
who has not received, or is not eligible to
receive, First or Second Aid Repair assis-
tance or a nucleus house, and who is
genuinely in need of assistance.
(ii) Purpose of loan. The loan must be
intended to cover authenticated hurricane
damage only and not normal repairs, exten-
sion or improvement and the building to be
repaired or replaced must have been used
for residential purposes.
(iii) Procedure for obtaining loan. Applica-
tions which should be on a special form
provided for the purpose, must be addressed
to the Housing Officer and must reach him
not later than 31st A ugust, 1956. After that
date the Housing Officer will determine each
application having regard to (a) the amount
of available funds compared with the num-
ber of applications received and (b) the
applicants who are in greatest need, Copies
of the Application Form may be obtained
from the Housing Officer, St. George's. or
any District Revenue Officer.
(iv) Right of Appeal. A person whose application
has been rejected by the Housing )fficer or
who is not satisfied with the amount of loan
approved, may appeal to a Standing Appeal
Committee comprising the Minister for
Communications and Works (Chairman),
the Minister for Social Services and the
Chairman of the Central Housing and Plan-
ning Authority. The decision of the Appeal
Committee will be final.
(v) Security for loan. Security will be required
in the form of mortgage on the property or
such other security as may be acceptable to
the Housing Officer acting on the advice of
the Attorney General in each case. The
property which is the subject of the loan
must be insured to the value of the loan
against fire and hurricane.
(vi) Repayment. By yearly instalments over
a period not exceeding 10 years with interest
on outstanding balances. On most favour-
able terms the borrower would repay one-
tenth of the principal at the end of the ten
years of the loan plus the amount of interest
due at that time. The Housing Officer (or
Appeal Committee) might in any case appoint
a shorter term for the loan or fix special

Ministry of Communications & Works,
9t. George's,
25th July, 1956.





'IJHE following have been forfeited for a breach
I of the Customs Ordinance :-
(a) 42 cakes Toilet Soap.
35 cakes Lux Soap.
7 cakes Camay Soap.
( I) 1 Motor Car Decoration.
() 1 Chinaware Pot.
(d) 27 Gramaphone Records.
Financi'l Secreta ry.
Treasury and Customs Department,
10th August, 1956.

Notification of Goods which shall not be
warehoused-Sec. 23 Cap. 58.

N pursuance of Section 23 of the Customs
Ordinance (Cap. 58 of the Revised Laws of
Grenada) the Governor in Council hereby directs
.and notifies that duty shall be paid on the first
importation of the undermentioned goods where
such duty is payable and the said goods shall not
.be warehoused.


Animals, living or otherwise.
Arms, ammunition and explosives.
Asphalt, all kinds, including pitch and tar.
Bricks and tiles.
Caustic Soda.
Carbide Sludge.
Cast Iron Pipes.
Cement and cement products.
Cotton Lint, wet or damp.
Empty barrels, drums and crates of

Films, cinematograph.
Fish, (other than in unbroken

tins packed in

Galvanised iron and steel pipes.
Hardboard and sott board of all descriptions.
Hay and Chaff.
Lead Pipes.
Lime, manurial.
Lime, temper.
Lubricating oil-in wooden casks, barrels,
-drums, and/ or tins.
Matches, not contained in hermetically sealed
cases of zinc or tin.
Meats, fresh and pickled.
Metal manufactures, heavy, including steel
bars, sheet iron, iron rods gabions, boilers,
and boiler parts, safes.
.Motor Vehicles.

Oil-other i.e. raw linseed, boiled linseed,
turpentine and other oils packed in
barrels, drums and/ or tins.
Ores of all kinds.
Sewer pipes of all descriptions.
Sheeting, (corrugated or plain ), galvanised
iron, aluminium and asbestos.
Ships, boats and launches.
Stones and slates.
Soap Stock.
Vegetables, fresh (including potatoes and
Wood and timber.
(a) Lumber of all descriptions,
(b) Shingles.
(c) Shooks, Staves, and Headings.
And all articles not liable to import duty
which have not been mentioned above.
Customs dues must be paid on these goods by
consignees immediately.

Financial Secretary.

23rd July, 1956.

Apprenticeship Scheme.

tPPLICATIONS are invited for four Agricul-
1. tural apprentices.
2. The course of training will be for a period of
one year commencing on the 1st October, 1956.
Successful candidates will be required to reside
at rt. Moritz Agricultural Station in quarters
provided there to be under the control of the
Agricultural Assistant. They will receive an
allowance of $384 per annum and will be required
to make their own arrangements for board.
3. The Government accepts no responsibility
expressed nor implied to employ or to find employ-
ment for apprentices on the completion of their
4. Applicants, should be between the ages of
18 and 24. State age, school or schools attended
with standard or certificates attained, past and
present employment and emoluments earned at the
present time, experience in agriculture and the
facilities which they expect will be available to
them for practising agriculture after their period
of apprenticeship.
5. Applications should be addressed to the
Superintendent of Agriculture, Botanic Gardens,
St. George's, and should reach not later than 31st
August, 1,956. The envelope containing the appli-
cation marked Apprenticeship" on the outside.
6. Testimonials which will not be returned
should accompany the applications.

for Superintendent of Agriculture.
24th July, 1956.




Cocoa Industry Improvement Scheme.

Distribution of Rooted Cuttings of Selected Strains
of Grenada Cocoa for Planting in 1957.

PERSONS desirious of obtaining rooted cocoa
cuttings from the cocoa stations for planting
in 1957, should apply on the forms provided for
that purpose, entitled : Application Form for Rooted
Cocoa Cuttings Propagated for Distribution by the
Cocoa Industry Improvement Scheme of Grenada.
2 Application forms should be forwarded to the
Agricultural Officer (Cocoa). Mt. Horne Cocoa
Station, St. Andrew's, on or before the 30th
September, 1956.
3. Applications for rooted cocoa cuttings received
after the 30th September, 1956. will neither be
acknowledged nor considered.
4. Application forms are available at the
Department 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.
5. Rooted Cocoa Cuttings are delivered free of
charge to the applicant 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.
6. 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-
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 authorised
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
f50) rooted cuttings planted at a minimum
spacing of 10' x 10' or a maximum spacing
of 12' x 12' in a block.
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 satisfaciorily 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
7. Applicants are advised to take advantage of
the experience already gained in replanting methods
at the Cocoa Stations and other plots, where
replanting 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.

Superintendent of Agriculture d
Chairman, Cocoa Rehabilitation Board


Department of Agriculture.

rTlHREE vacancies exist for Assistant Agrical-
tural Superintendents, pensionable, on the
salary scale $3,048x$120-$3,4Lf8x$144-$3,840 per
annum; initial salary commensurate with ap-
pointees' professional qualifications and pcst-
qualification experience. Appointment is subject
to medical fitness and to a probationary period of
two years.
Duties: These concern primarily the Extension
Service of the Department. Officers will be re-
quired to live in rural districts and will be respon--
sible to an Agricultural Superintendent or duly
authorised senior officer for Departmental services
to farmers. These services include supervision cf
demonstration stations and nurseries; execution of
programmes for improving the efficiency of farms ;
general agricultural development including service
on Regional Development Committees; investigS:-
tion and supervision of agricultural loans and
grants; administration of Agricultural Legislation;
promotion and co-ordination at district level of
specialist services of the Department e.g. Agricul-
tural Education in primary schools, Rural Youth
Clubs, Artificial Insemination Service, Agricultural
Economic Surveys, etc., and such other duties as
may from time to time be assigned.
Qualifications: A degree or diploma in Agri-
culture from a recognized institution involving at
least three years of approved study, or long and
meritorious service in a comparable capacity in an
Agricultural Department. Preference will be given
to candidates possessing both the stated qualifica-
tion and suitable experience.
General: Leave and Leave Passages are grant-
ed in accordance with the Leave and Leave
Passages Regulations. On appointment, passages
will be paid for the officer, wife and children (under
18 years and unmarried) not exceeding five passages
in all. A candidate who is not in the Public
Service and who is over 40 years of age will
normally be appointed on contract. In this event,
a gratuity of 22!% of salary will be payable in



respect of each completed period of three months'
satisfactory service. (A passage back to the place
of recruitment will be provided on the satisfactory
termination of the period of contract).
Quarters are not provided but where available,
rental at the rate of 10% of salary is payable in
respect of unfurnished quarters.
2. Applications should be addressed to the Sec-
retary, Public Service Commission, General Post
Office Building, British Guiana, for delivery not
later than the 25th of Auytust, 1956. Applications
received after this date will not be considered.
Applicants in the Public Service should submit
their applications through the normal 'official
channel. Any further particulars which may be
required, may be obtained on application to the
Chief Establishment Officer, Public Buildings,
Georgetown, British Guiana.

SApplicable to candidates from Overseas only.


Crab Poisoning Campaign.

rHE Public is hereby warned that Crabs in the
S Belmont, Tanteen and Ballast Ground areas
will be poisoned as from the 27th August, 1956.
Owners of poultry and livestock are warned to
keep same away from these areas until further

Senior Medical Officer.

8th August, 1956.


j) URIN 1N

the period 13th August t 27th
no Dental Clinics will be held as the
Dental Surgeon will be away on

Senior Medical Of/icr.


Royal Air Force Cadetships.

INFORMATION on the conlditio:s of ad:;.i:i. n
to, and tenure of' Cadetships at the Royal Air
Force College, Cranwell, is available on application
at Police Headquarters.
Amongst other requirements candidates must:-
(a) Comply with the medical standards laid
down for admission to the Royal Air Force.
(b) Be within the age limits of 171 :i.,d 19
years on the 1st January, of the your of
entry into Cadet training (nominated
candidates will-normally enter training at
'a the College in the term which commences
towards the end of April).

(c) Have reached a standard of general educa-
tion equal to that which is normally requir-
ed for admission to a degree course at a
University of a Commonwealth country, in-
cluding a knowledge of Mathematics to the
standard required in this subject in Matricu-
lation examinations.
(d) Have a sound knowledge of the English
Language such as will ensure that he has
no difficulty in understanding normally
colloquial English and in using English as a
conversational medium.
Full details will be given to potential candidates
satisfying the above conditions.

(Sgd.) W. J. McCOLGAN,
Acting Chief of Police.

Police Headquarters,
St. George's,
20th July, 1956.


Bye-Election Notice.

T is hereby notified for general information that
there is a vacancy in the membership of the
St. Mark's District Board, caused by the absence
of a member of the said Board.
Take notice that a Bye Election for the return
of one person to serve on the St. Mark's District
Board will be held at the Court House, Victoria,
on the 23rd day of August, 1956.
Every candidate for Election shall be nominated
in writing by a duly qualified elector, and seconded
by another,-nomination must reach the Returning
Officer not later than 4.00 p.m. on the 9th lday qf
Jiltl, 19.5(.
In the event of a contest, a poll will be opened
from 9.00 a.m. to 11.30 ociock in the forenoon,
and from 1.00 to 4.00 o'clock in the afternoon of
the same day, during which time voting papers
will be. issued to every registered voter applying
for same.

RifturMnini! O0/icer.

District Board's Office,
Victoria, St. Mark's,
23rd July, 1956.



1. Before the Hurricane Season :-
Make yourself acquainted with the system of
warnings at paragraph 3 below.
Make sure that you know the district relief
centre and the Red Cross representative foi the
aiea in which -ou live, and who is in charge of


2.At the approach of the Hurricane season.
Make sure that all fasteners for outside doors
and windows aie in order. If possible, windows
should be reinforced with shutters and doors with
This also applies to buildings in which cattle and
livestock are to be housed. If suitable buildings
are not available let the cattle and livestock fend
for themselves, and do not tend them.
Lay in a small amount of tinned milk and otner
foods as emergency rations.
Keep one or two hurricane lanterns filled with
kerosene, with matches and candles in readiness.
Also keep m stock a supply of firewood and char-
coal for cooking purposes.
A small supply of first aid supplies may come in
3. Types of Hurricane Warnings to the Public.
There are two types of hurricane warnings to the
public, viz :
(i) Cautionary.
(ii) Warning to take cover.
The cautionary warning means that a stoim will
not directly affect the island but can be of interest
for ships and other organizations, or that a dis-
turbance may pass over the island but is expected
to be of moderate intensity.
In St. George's the cautionary warning will take
the form of :
(1) Firing of two maroons (guns) fiom the
(2) Hoisting of a red flag with a black centre
at the Fort by day.
(3) Hoisting of a red light at the Foic by
In other parishes the cautionary warnings will
consist of the hoisting of a storm flag by day and
a red light at night from all Police Stations.

Warning to take Cover.

This warning will indicate that a hurricane is
expected and that it will pass over the island
Take cover warning is as follows :-
St. George's : Church bells will ring for 5
The silen will blow for 5 minutes.
Other Parishes : Church bells will ring for 5

4. After the Cautionary Warning :

The cautionary warning will give you ample
time in which to make your final preparations and
to see that your supplies are near at hand.
It is a good plan to paste strips of paper over the
glass window during this period, particularly if
there are no shutters. This strengthens the glass
and minimises splintering.
Secure all loose material that may be in the yard.
All fishing boats should be drawn up well above
high water mark.

5. After the Hurricane Warning :

See that all livestock have plenty of water and
food and fasten them in securely.
Fill as many clean receptacles as possible with
water for drinking.

, AUGUST 18, 195o6.-(No. 50.)

Shut, fasten and barricade all wondows and out-
side doors and do not open them until the hurricane
has passed.
Remember that a sudden calm does not mean the
end of the storm but that :he wind will blow again
from he opposite direction.
Buckets of sand might also be prepared in case
any fire breaks out.
If shelter is taken in a house that shows sign of
collapsing the best place to take cover is under the
stairs or under a stout table or bedstead.
Do not go outside during the hurricane.
If you have to take cover do so in as secure a
shelter as possible, certain churches, schools and
public buildings may be open for those wishing to
shelter in them.
If you go to shelter in any of these buildings take
some food with you.
Do not shelter in Ravines or low lying areas that
are likely to flood.
If you live in a low lying coastal area take shelter
on higher ground further inland. There will
probably be very high seas.
If you are taking shelter in a cellar, take with
you your supplies of food, lanterns, matches, etc.
Do not forget a tin opener.
If possible, take some light articles of furniture
and bedding and anything that will make for
An axe or o her sui able ool is also useful in
case the entrance gets jammed.
A bucket or other receptacle with sand and dis-
infectant should be provided for sanitary purposes.

6. After the Hurricane :

Do not congregate in roads and thoroughfares.
Do not crowd round relief centres needlessly.
Do not use your car unless you have a job of
work to do.
Do not go sightseeing, in any case the sight will
not be pleasant.
Assist the members of the Hurricane Relief
Organizations as much as possible when asked to
do so.
The immediate concern is for the injured. Those
requiring treatment should go or be taken to Lhe
nearest Dispensary or Police Station. If they are
too seriously injured to be removed give infor-
mation to the Dispensary or to the nearest Police
Report any deaths at the Police Station giving
as much information regarding identity as you can
If you are rendered homeless and you can make
no other arrangements, the Police will direct you
to the temporary public shelter, or to your local
relief centre.
Never drink the water without boiling and, if
possible filtering, until the authorities have declared
it safe to drink.
If you have not already been inoculated against
typhoid have this done.
If you are injured even slightly be inoculated
against tetanus.
If you live in St. George's or on a main road you
can assist by removing from the road outside your
house the smaller debris. This will ease the work
of the organisation responsible for opening
up communications and dealing widh major



Vacancies for Graduate Masters.

Department of Education, Trinidad, B.W.I.

i PPLICATIONS are invited for the following
i_ vacancies in the Education Department:-
(i) Graduate Master (Physics & Mathematics)
San Fernando Technical Institute;
(ii) Graduate Master 'Mathematics), Queen's
Royal College.
2. The posts are pensionable and carry salary in
the scale $3,600-120-$4,320-240-$6,000 per an-
num. There is a bar at the point $5,040 per
annum for Masters whose degrees are not recognis-
ed as Honours degrees. A Cost of Living Allow-
ance is payable cn salaries not exceeding $4,320
per annum. A commencing salary higher than
the minimum mn'y be paid depending on the
qualifications and experience of the candidates
3. Applicants for the post at (i) above, should
possess a degree in Science subjects gained after a
residential course at a recognized University and
should be qualified to teach especially Physics and
Mathematics. Applicants for the post at (ii) above
should be graduates of approved Universities suit-
ably qualified to teach Mathematics to School
Certificate and Higher School Certificate standard.
Ability to assist in Games and Athletics will be an
additional qualification.
4. The persons selected will be required to per-
fr)i'n such duties as may he assigned to them from
time to time by the Principals and will he liable to
be transferred to similar posts at any Government
College in the Colony.
5. The successful applicants will be required to
pass a medical examination and to serve a proba-
tionary period of two years.
6. The appointments will be subject to Colonial
Regulations and to Local Civil Service Regulations
and Instructions issued from time to time in so far
as they are applicable. The officers will be eligible
for leave and passage grant in accordance with
Regulations in force.
7. Applications stating full particulars regarding
age, qualifications and experience, and accompanied
by copies'of at least two recent testimonials should
reach the Colonial Secretary, Secretariat, Port-
of-Spain, Trinidad, B.W.I., not later than 1st
September, 1956.


VACANCIES exist for two Education Officers
on the scale $3,696 x $144-$4,560 per annum,
and four Assistant Education Officers on the scale
$3,048 x $120-$3,408// x $144-$3,840 per annum.
It is proposed to appoint women (Unmarried) to
one of the vacancies for Education Officers and

to two for Assistant Education Officers. ,ppoint-
ments are pensionable and are subject to medical
fitness and to a probationary period of twelve
months. Consideration is now being given to
regarding upwards the salary scales of the posts.
2. Duties: Assisting in the promotion and
execution of educational policy including advisory
and administrative work thereon and in the case of
women officers particularly, sponsoring and
supervising activities suitable for women, girls and
younger children, and giving professional advice
and guidance to teachers, including organising
and conducting in service" training programmes.
Officers are field staff and liable to posting to
any of the three counties of the Colony: male
officers will each be in charge of an area. They
should be sufficiently well qualified and experienced
to advise on educational matters at all levels,
including the training of teachers, and should be
of a high intellectual and professional standard.
3. Qualifications : Candidates for the post of
Education Officer should possess a' University
degree or should have undertaken advanced
studies of equal status, with suitable teaching and/
or administrative experience. In respect of the
post of Education Officer (Woman), special credit
will be given for qualifications in Home Econom-
ics, Child Development or Infant Training. For
the posts of Assistant Education Officers, pre-
ference will be given to applicants who have had
(for the male candidates) advanced academic or
professional courses at Institutions of higher
learning, or (for the female candidates) who have
taken advanced courses at University level in
Home Economics, Child Development or Infant
Training. The ability to establish and maintain
good human relations is essential.
4. Age Range : 25 to 40 years, but the
upper age limit does not apply to teachers or to
persons who already hold pensionable posts in the
Public Service. Other persons over 40 years and
up to 45 years may apply, bvt if successful,
appointment would be on contract for three years
in the first instance. In such a case, a gratuity of
22%/ of the salary would be payable in respect of
each completed period of 3 months satisfactory
5. General : Leave is granted in accordance
with the regulations.
5 A. On appointment, passages will be paid
for the officer, wife and children (under 18 years
and unmarried) not exceeding five persons, from
the place of recruitment, and if recruited on
contract, return passages to the place of recruit-
ment on the satisfactory termination of the
6. Applications should be addressed to the
Secretary, Public Service Commission. General
Post Office Building, Georgetown, British Guiana,
for delivery not later than the 25th of August, 1956.
Applications received after this date will not be
considered. Applicants in Public Service should
submit their applications through the normal
official channel.

5 A is applicable only to candidates recruited
from the West Indies.


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Memo by Executive Commissioner on Repaot of
Director of Audit, Trinidad and Tobagi, on
Accounts of the Board of Commissianers of
Currency, British Caribbean Territories
(Eastern Group) for the year ended 31st
December, 1955.

Paragraph 5. Participating Governments agreed
not to claim, during 1955, their shart of the suiplu:
fo, the year 1954 so that funds would be available
for the minting and issue of BriLish Caribbean
Coins and the ledempton of Un;ted Kingdom
coins. The surplus was claimed and distributed
in 1956.
Paragraph 7. The attention of the Adminis-
tratois of Grenada, Dominica and St. Lucia have
been drawn to the necessity for ensuring that
Boards of Survey ate held as required by the
Paragraph 8. The arrival of coins late in 1955
was no doubt the reason for the omission of some
Colonies to appoint Boards and cause surveys to
be hdd before December, 31st, 1955.
Paragraph 9. It was realised by the Board
soon after the c ammencement of the operation of
issuing British Caribbean coins and withdrawal
fiom circulation of United Kingdom coins that the
minimum sum of $25,000 provided in the Cunren y
(Coins) Regulations for the issue of coins for
sterling could not be adhered to during the period
of the operation. In order that the operation
should not be delayed and general inconvenience
caused, the Board authorised the issue of coins for
sterling of a value less than the minimum provided
by the Regulations during the period of the
exchange operation and pending submission of
proposals for amending the Regulation for the
consideration of the Secretary of State for the
Executive Commissioner,
British Caribbean Currency Board.

Headquarters British Caribbean Currency Board,
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad,
1st August, 1956.

Report of the Director of Audit of Trinidad and
Tobago on the Accounts of the Board of the
Commissioners of Currency, British Caribbean
Territories (Eastern Group) for the year ended
the 31st December, 1955.

The Currency Ordinance became effective with
respect to coin from 1st July, 1955.
2. By legislation proclaimed in Trinidad, British
Guiana and Dominica, Currency Notes issued by
the Government of Jamaica were made legal tender,
being interchangeable at par with British Carib-
bean Currency Notes, from 1st October, 1955.
Evidence of the proclamation of similar legisla-
tion in the other Territories of the Group has not
been seen.

3 Currency Fund Income Account.

Income for the year exceeded expenditure by
$1,224,665.43,all of which was transferred to the
Currency Fund Account in accordance with
Article 4(3) a of the First Schedule to the Currency
Ordinance, Chapter 35, No. 2 (Trinidad and
4. As in previous years, the accounts for 1955
have been presented on a cash basis. All expendi-
ture for the year has been duly authorised.

5. Currency Fund.

The value of the Currency Fund at 31st
December, 1955 amounted to $60,889,824.61,
less than the value of notes and coin in circu-
lation totalling $61,847,018.50. This deficiency
was mainly due to the depreciation in the market
val u e of securities, which amounted to
$5,017,506.66 or the year. The Secretary of StaLe
may, in the circumstances, issue a directive to the
participating governments in accordance with
Article 6(2) of the First Schedule to the Currency
Ordinance, but it is noted that no action was
taken to distribute the balance of $761,337.61
held in the Surplus Account during 1955.

6. Assets and Liabilities.

Statements have been received from the Crown
Agents showing the securiteis and cash held on
behalf of the Board. The Certificate of the
Controller and Auditor General for the balances
held at 31st December, 1954, has been seen. The
certificate for the balances at 31st December,
1955 has not yet been submitted for audit. The
amount held on deposit with the Accountant
General has been verified with the Treasury
records, and that with Barclays Bank (D.C.O.)
confirmed by bank certificate.

7. Board of Survey-Notes.

Regulation No. 20 of the Currency (Notes)
Regulations 1951, was not observed in the follow-
ing instances :-
Grenada-No ordinary surveys were held in the
1st and 3rd quarters. No surprise survey
was carried out.
Dominica-No ordinary survey was held in the
3rd quarter. No surprise survey was
carried out.
St. Lucia-Four ordinary surveys were held
during the year, two being carried out in
the 3rd quarter but none in the 2nd. No
surprise survey was held.

8. Boards of Survey-Coin.

Coins were received by the various territories
during October and November, 1955, but surveys
were held during the last quarter of the year as
required by Regulation No. 10 of the Currency
(Coins) Regulationm 1955 only in the following
places :-

British Guiana,
St. Vincent,



9. Issue of Coins for Sterling.

S10. Audited Statements from Participating Colonies.

In the following cases, issues of coins for sterling Audited Statements of currency transactions
were made for amounts less than the minimum of during 1955 have not been received from British
$25,000.00 prescribed in the Currency (Coins) Guiana. Verification has been effected with the
Regulations 1955, No. 7(1) :- Vault Book Returns received from this Ternitory
by the Executive Commissioner of the Board at
Date of Issue Colony Amount Issued Port of Spain.




1. V. C. MACKAY.
Director of Audit.

28th June. 1956.


Accounts of the Commissioners of Currency, British Caribbean Territories (Eastern Group) for
the year 1955.

Income Account.

To :-
Personal Emoluments
Rental of Vaults
Rental of Offices &c.,
Rental of Incinerator
Postage & Telegrams
Furniture & Equipment
Printing & Stationery
Supplies of notes
Intercolonial transfers
of Notes
Audit of Accounts
Travelling & Com-
Agency fee-Barclays
Bank D.C.O.
Bicycle allowances-
Cancelling machines
and Dies
Supplies of coin
Repatriation U.K coin
Hand trucks for hand-
ling coins & noLes
Security measures-
Vault at Barbados

$ c.


.. 133,813.36





.. 289.133.84



By : Dividends .... 1,765,547.88
Commission for currency notes
issued .... 23,174.36
Commission for currency notes
redeemed .... 19,300.00
Commission for coin issued .. 818.79
Net Proceeds of sale of 1,900 "proof
sets" British Caribbean coin in
cases .... 13,423.50
Sundries .. .... 90.99

Commission refunded to Ba clays
Bank D.C.O. Surplus trans-
feired to Currency Fund
(Article 4(3) (a) of First
Schedule to Currence Ordinance 1.224,665.43





Currency Fund.

To :- $ c.
Currency notes redeemed
for sterling .. 3,860,000.00
Loss on securities repaid 603.66
Depreciation in value of
securities .. 5.051,538.80
Balance at 31st Decem-
ber, 1955 60,889,824.61

By : Balance at Ist January 1955
Currency notes issued for sterling
Coin issued for sterling
Coin issued in exchange for U.K.
Value of 1900 "proof sets"
Gain on securities repaid
Gain on securities sold
Appreciation in value of
Surplus transferred from Income
A/C (Article 4(3) (a) of First
Schedule to Currency Ordi-
nance 1950

$ c.






Surplus Account.

To :-Balance
For distribution as shown hereunder:-
Trinidad & Tobago 414,901.97
Briish Guiana .. 188,591.81
Barbados .. 75,436.71
Antigua .. 13,578.62
St. Kitts .. 12,069.88
Montserrat .. 4,526.20
St. Lucia .. 18,104.82
Dominica .. 13.759.66
St. Vincent .. 9,052.42
Grenada .. 11.315.51

761,337.61 By : Balance at 1st January 195:
Amount repaid by Government
of Dominica

$ 761,337.61

Assets and Liabilities as at 31st December, 1955.

Liabilities :

$ 69,801,967.07

5 $ 754,367.25




$ c.

$ c.

Currency Fund
Currency Surplus Account
Suspense Account-Unpaid claims



Securities held by Crown Agents 50,824,441.38
On deposit in Crown Agents
Joint Colonial Fund .. 8,787,466.30
On deposit with Accountant
General Trinidad & Tobago 1,208,068.50
On deposit in Barclays Bank
Current Account .. 4,075.00
Advances Government of:
Trinidad and Tobago .. 6,172.26
British Guiana .. .. 5,253.51
St. Lucia .. .. 6,572.82
Dominica .. .. 487.75
St. Kitts .. 1,041.33
United Kingdom coin shipped to
Crown Agents for redemp-
tion by Mint .. .. 549,585.00
United Kingdom coin in the Com-
missioners Vaults awaiting ship-
ment for redemption by Mint 258,005.00

$ 61,651,168.85



Barclays Bank D.C.O. deposit for
issue of currency notes and
coin .. .. 5,085,600.00

The above Accounts have been examined in
accordance with Article 7 of the 1st Schedule to
Chapter 35 No. 2 (Trinidad and Tobago). I have
obtained all the information and explanations that
I have required, and I certify, as a result of this
audit, that in my opinion the Accounts are correct,
subject to the observations contained in the
attached report.

1. V. G. MACKAY.
Director of Audit.

28th June ,1956.

Market value at 31st December,
1955 of securities held by
Crown Agents for Oversea
Governments and Adminis-

.. $5,085,600.00

Executive Commissioner,
British Caribbean Currency Board.


Grenada Co-operative Nutmeg Association.

Effective from 1st July, 1956,
Current Advances for Nutmegs and Mace are as follows:

i RtADESI Advances

Green Nutmegs 20 Cents

Dry do. 32 do.

Cracked Grinders 12 do.

Dried Whole Mace $1.00

Dried Broken Mace 60 Cents.

Mace Pickings 30 do.

Date fixed: 13th August, 1956.



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