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    Ordinance, no. 12 of 1950: Ordinance to provide for the setting up of a Central Water Distribution Authority
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Xa A I


GOVERNMENT


GAZETTE


iib Iished h, ~ utho i t2~.


Vot,. 83.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 JUNE, 1950. [No. 31.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.

No. 286.
KING'S BIRTHDAY, 1950.

With reference to Government Notice
No. 279 of 13th June, 1950, the follow-
ing telegram received from the Secre-
tary of State for the Colonies is publish-
ed for general information :-
Your telegram has been laid be-
fore the KING who has asked that his
sincere appreciation of their message
may be conveyed to the Government
and people of the Windward Islands
and their Dependencies."
20th June, 1950.
(A. 10/1942).

No. 287.
The following telegrams were ex-
changed between the Administrator and
Sir R. H. GARVEY, K.C.M.G., M.B.E.,
Governor of British Honduras and late
Administrator of St. Vincent, in con-
nection with the knighthood conferred
on the latter on the occasion of the
Birthday of His Majesty the KING:-
From the Administrator to S'ir R. H.
Garvey, K.C.M.G., M.B.E.
St. Vincent has only just learnt of
signal and well-merited Honour recent-
ly bestowed on you. We and all your
friends here hasten to offer heartiest
congratulatio s.


IFrom Sir R. H. Garvey, K.C.M.G.,.
M.B.E., to Administrator.
Deeply appreciate your telegram.
Please convey to all my friends in St.
Vincent my grateful thanks for their
congratulations.
20th June, 1950.
(P. F. 198).
I
No. 288.
APPOINTMENT.

Mr. V. C, JOSSE, as Income Tax
Officer, with effect from 1st January,
1950.
20th June, 1950.
(P. F. 280).
No. 289.
PROMOTIONS BOARD.

J. L. CHAPMAN, Esquire, M.B.E.,
appointed as a member of the Promo-
tions Board, representing the St. Vin-
cent Civil Service Association, with
effect from the 10th June, 1950.
20th June, 1950.
(865/1936).
No. 290.
GOVERNMENT HOUSING LOANS
BOARD.

The following persons have been
appointed to be members of the Gov-
ernment Housing Loans Board for a
period of two years from the 1st June,
1950:-















4 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 JUNE, 1950.-(No. 31).


The Honourable the Crown Attorney, No. 294.
(Chairman), With reference to Government Notice
The Honourable the Colonial Treas- No. 568 of 20th December, 1949, Mrs.
urer, AGNES CATO, Junior Clerk (Treasury
The Honourable O. D. BRISBANE, Department),. with effect from 15th
J. L. CHAPMAN, Esq., June, 1950.
M.B.E.-to represent Civil 20th June, 1950.
Service interests. (P. F. 196).


20th June, 1950.
.(A. 66/1948).


No. 291.
SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION COM-
MITTEE.

Mr. J. L. CHAPMAN, M.B.E. has been
appointed as a member of the Scholar-
ship Selection Committee, representing
the Civil Service Association, vice Dr.
W. C. G. MURRAY, with effect from
10th June, 1950.
20th June, 1950.
(E. 36/1948).


No. 292.
LIBRARY COMMITTEE.


The following persons have been
appointed, as from the 15th June, 1950,
and for the remainder of the year 1950,
members of the Library Committee
newly-constituted under the provisions
of Section 6 of the Public Library Ordi-
nance, 1950 :-
His Lordship the Rt. Revd. R. N.
SHAPLEY, M.C., A.K.C., (Chair-
man),
Appointed by Kingstown Board:
G. C. H. THOMAS, Esq., A.C.P.
A. C. CYRUS, Esq.
Appointed by the Administrator:
Mrs. R. WINDEBANK.
C. G. HUGGINS, Esq.
Secretary :-The Librarian.
20th June, 1950.
*(E. 1/1950).


No. 293.
RESUMPTION.

With reference to Government Notice
No. 169 of 28th M>,rch, 1950, Mrs.
ERCELLE CUMMINGS, Juniior Clerk
(Electricity Department), who was
gianteli 28 days' sick leave from 18th
April, 1950, followed by 21 days' leave
withoutt pay,, resumed duty on 10th
June, 1950.
20th June, 1950.
(P. F. 211).


No. 295.
With reference to Government Notice
No. 280 of 13th June, 1950, the Honour-
able D. K. McINTYRE, Acting Crown
Attorney, returned to the Colony on
15th June, 1950, and resumed duty on
that day.
20th June, 1950.
(P. F. 450).

No. 296.
With reference to Government Notice
No. 106 of 22nd February, 1950, Mr.
M. A. G. HANSCHELL, B.A., Superin-
tendent of Agriculture, returned to the
Colony on 15th June, 1950, and resum-
ed duty on that day.
20th June, 1950.
(P. F. 404).

No. 297.
With reference to Government Notice
No. 228 of 9th May: 1950, Mr. ELMORE
DAISEY, Junior Clerk (Department of
Agriculture), with effect from 16th
June, 1950.
20th June, 1950.
(P. F. 414).

No. 298.
GENERAL CLERICAL SERVICE.

RESIGNATION.

Mr. B. W. PRESCOD, Junior Clerk
(Treasury, etc. Department-Customs
Branch), with effect from 21st June,
1950.
20th June, 1950.
(P. F. 178).

No. 299.
GOVERNMENT AERODROME AT
VILLA.

WARNING SIGNAL FLAG.

With 'reference to Gove.rnin.ent Notice
No. 256 of 26th May, 1950, it is notified
for general inforn action tl a! wthel ever a
signal flag (blue ball on yellow ground)
is flown from the flagstaff at Young's
Island it is a warning to niariners and
other persons to keep clear of the alight-
















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 JUNE, 1950.-(No. 31). 165
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ing area defined in the Schedule to the
Notice referred to above.
Mariners and other persons not heed-
ing this warning will be liable" to
prosecution under Ithe Aerodromes
(Protection) Ordinance, 1950, (No. 1 of
1950).
20th June, 1950.
(P. 8/1949).

No. 300.
LEGISLATION.

The under-mentioned Ordinances
which have been assented to by His
Excellency the Governor are published
for general information with this issue
of the Gazette:-
No. 4 of 1950.-An Ordinance to re-
organise the Free Public Library
and to provide for an efficient
Public Library Service through-
out the Colony.
(E. 15/1948).

No. 5 of 1950.-An Ordinance further
to amend the Village Councils
Ordinance.
(D. 9/1949).

No. 6 of 1950.-An Ordinance to
further and protect the activities
and interests of the Boy Scouts
Association in the Colony.
(J 17/1949).

No. 7 of 1950.-An Ordinance to
amend the Maintenance Ordin-
ance. 1949.
(J. 10/1946).

No. 8 of 1950.-An Ordinance to
further amend the Police Ordin-
ance, 1947.
(S. 24/1938A).

No. 9 of 1950.-An Ordinance to
amend the Towns Boundaries
Ordinance, Cap. 212.
(P. i1/1945).

No. 10 of 1950.-An Ordinancefurther
to amend the Piublic Health
Ordinance, 1927.
(295/1929).

No. 11 of 1950.-Ani Ordinance to
amend the Ticket Duty Ordin-
ince. 1947.
.(J. 11/1948).

No. 12 nf 1950.-An Ordinance to
provide for the setting up of a
Central Water Distribution
Authorily a;nd for other matters
connected therewith.
(J. 2/1950).
20th June, 195C.


No. 301.
The following document is pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette:-
S.R. & O. No. 54.-The Prices. Con-
trol (Amendment No. 19) Notice,
1950.
(J. 1/1949).
20th June, 1950.

No. 302.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.

The Accounts of the Colony for the
period 1st January to 31st December,
1949. are published with this issue of
the Gazette.
20th June, 1950.


No. 303.


VACANT POSTS.


GOVERNMENT SERVICE, ST. VINCENT.

Applications are invited from candi-
dates for a post (or possibly two) in the
Government Service requiring proficien-
cy in Shorthand and in Typewriting.
A speed of at least 100 words per minute
in shorthand is required.
Candidates will be expected to take a
test in the above, subjects, and also a
short intelligence and genera] knowledge
test.
Successful candidate or candidates
will be paid salary at any point in the
scale $480 x.$60-$1,152 per annum,
drpendi n upon ability, experience
and/or qu;ilifict-i ions.
Further particulars may be obtained.
if required, from the Government
Secretary, and applications should reach
him before -30th June, 1950.
20th June, 1950.


No. 304.
VACANCY FOR BINDER IN GOVERN-
IENT PRINTING OFFICE,
ST. VINCENT.

Applications are invited for the post
of Binder in the Government Printing
Office, St. Vincent.
The.post, which is pensionable, car-
ries salary in the scale $480 x $24-
$576 per annum. A temporary cost of
living bosnrs at the rate of $.109.20 per
annum at $480 rising by $1.80 for
every $24 to $11640 per annum at
$576 is also payable, mad there are
facilities for overtime work. Salary at
a higher point than $480 will be grant-
ed,if necessary. to a qualified candidate.














166 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 JUNE, 1950.-(No. 31).
... ... /


Applicants must possess a full know-
ledge of binding and ruling and must
produce particulars to that effect.
Applications should be addressed to
the Government Printer, Government
Printing Office, St. Vincent, and should
reach him not later than the 31st July,
1950.
20th June, 1950.
(J. 59/1943).


No. 272.
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORA-
TION.

PUBLICATION "LONDON CALLING".

The attention of interested members
of the public is drawn to the overseas
journal of the B.B.C., LONDON CALL-
ING", for which the subscription rate


for one year is 251- post free or pro rata
for shorter periods.
"LONDON CALLING" is now divided
into two editions, eastern and western;
both contain information of all overseas
wave-lengths and times, but they each
give detailed information for eastern
and western zones to the advantage of
the listeners specifically concerned.
The magazine pages are being maintain-
ed at a consistently high level, support-
ed by well-produced pictures of topical
events, while another innovation is the
introduction of advertisements of well-
established British commodities.
Should any person or organisation
require further information regarding
subscription for this very instructive
and interesting publication, this may
be obtained on application to the Gov-
ernment Secretary, Government Office.

6th June, 1950..
(Q. /71948).


No. 275.
BRITISH GUIANA AIRWAYS LIMITED.

AMENDED SCHEDULE OF WEEKLY PLANE SERVICE COMMENCING 22ND
MAY 1950, FOR 9 WEEKS IN FIRST INSTANCE.

Monday : British Guiana/Trinidad/St. Vincent/Barbados
Tuesday : Barbados/Dominica/Barbados/St. Vincent
Wednesday: St. Vincent/Trinidad/British Guiana.
Flag stops at Grenada and St. Lucia when necessary, but normally only
southbound.
Fares as follows:-


British Guiana to Trinidad
Grenada/St. Vincent
St. Vincent/Barbados
Barbados/Dominica
St. Vincent/Trinidad
St. Vincent/British Guiana
There will be a 5% discount on return fares.


$57.38
$20.00
$28.00
$35.00
$36.00
$91.00


For further particulars please apply to Messrs. John H. Hazell, Sons
& Co. Ltd., Agents.
6th June, 1950.
(Q. 5/1950).


No. 276.

BAN ON EXPORTATION OF PIGS.



It is notified for general information
that, as a result of the existence of
Swine Fever in the Colony, it has been


decided to prohibit the exportation of
pigs until further notice.
6th June, 1950.
(B. 19/1950).
By Command,
BERNARD GIBBS,
Government Secretary.
GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
20th June, 1950.















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 JUNE, 1950.-(No. 31).


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.


AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT NOTICES.

SALE OF CATTLE AND SHEEP AT
CAMDEN PARK EXPERIMENT
STATION.

It is notified for general information
that the following animals will be put
up for public auction at Camden Park
Experiment Station on Wednesday, 5th
July, 1950, at 1.30 p.m. sharp :-
Two (2) Oxen
One (1) Cow
Four (4) Sheep
2. Terms of sale CASH.
3. The abovementioned animals can
be seen at' the Station on week-days
during the hours 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
and 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
HUGH S. McCONNIE,
for Superintendent of A.griculture.
16th June, 1950.
(B. 1/1949).

VEGETABLE SEEDS.

It is hereby notified for general info:-
mation that a new shipment of the
following varieties of vegetable seeds
has just arrived and will be on sale at
the offices of the Department of Agri-
culture on week-days between the hours
of 9 a.m. and 12 noon, and I'romn I p.m.
to 4 p.m. at the prices stated:-


Beets
Spinach
Cabbage
Carrot
Cucumber
Kohl Rabi
Lettuce
Onion
Radis8
Tomato
Turnips
Egg Plant


17c. per oz. or 6c. per pkt.
12. 5c.
44c. ,, 12c.
26c. ... lOc.
26c. ... ,. 10c .
50c. ,, 13c.
43c llc.
22c. ...... 9c.
15c. ,, ,, .. 6c.
90c. ,, ,, 22c.
10c. ..... 3c.
$1.26 ,, , 32c,
HUGH S. McCONNIE,
Acting Superintendent o0
Agriculture.


31st May, 1950.


IMPORTATION OF ANIMALS (DISEASES
PREVENTION) ORDINANCE, 1933.

DECLARATION OF INFECTED AREA.

I hereby declare, in accordance with
the Importation of Animals (Diseases
Prevention) Ordinance, 1933 (No. 2 of


1933), under which this Notice is given,
that owing to an outbreak of Swine Fever
at Choppins situate in the parish of St.
George, this place, namely, Choppins, is
an infected place, and the following
area, that is to say, that part of the
parish of St. George defined below,* is
an infected area. The movement of
persons and animals, carcasses, fodder.
litter, dung, utensils and any such thing
out of and into the said area shall be
subject to the said Ordinance and the
Regulations made thereunder.

HUGH S. McCONNIE,
Acting Agricultural Superintendent.

*That part of the parish of St. George
boundedon the seaward side by the Windward
Road, and excluding the town of Kingstown.


ELECTRICITY DEPARTMENT NOTICE.

1. It is hereby further notified for
general information that no additional
consumers can be connected to the exist-
ing electricity system and no additional
load can be undertaken.
2. The engines are old and besides be-
ing overloaded are at times subject to
abnormal working conditions due to in-
adequate plant capacity. The Adminis-
tration is however making every effort
to expedite the installation of new plant.
3. Consumers presently connected
are accordingly requested to curtail the
use of electricity particularly during the
peak period-6.30 to 9.30 p.m. and so as-
sist in tiding over present difficulties
with regard to electricity supply until
the new Hydro-Electric Scheme is in op-
eration.
4. The engines being old, the risk of
breakdown is greater. More mainten-
ance is required to reduce that risk, and
the greater co-operation of everyone
concerned is essential, in order to keep
the service running.


N. V. ANDALCIO,
S. E. T. D.
30th May, 1950.


ST. VINCENT CIVIL SERVICE ASSO-
CIATION.

NOTICE OF MEETING.

A Special General Meeting of the
St. Vincent Civil Service Association
will be held at the Court House on
Wednesday, 28th June, 1950, at 3.00 p.m.
2. The Agenda follows:
1. Reading and Confirmation of
Minutes of last meeting.


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168 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 JU-NE, 1950.--(No. 31).


2. Questions arising out of the
Minutes.
3. Report of Delegate to the 1950
Federation Conference and Ques-
tions arising therefrom.
4. Consideration of Reply from Secre-
tary of State to 1948, Conference
Resolutions.
5. Political Activities of Civil Ser-
vants.
6. Cost of Living Bonus.
7. Other Business.

ERNEST LABORDE,
Secretary.

13th June, 1950.


LICENSING NOTICE.

It is he chly notifilid ifor gneial infor-
mation that here .ne still a number of
unlicensed Wireless l:Rceiving Sets alnd
Motor Vehicl]s in use in the Colony and
that proceedings will he instituted
against all owners of such Wireless
Receiving Sets and Motor Vehicles as
from lVednesday the 21st June, 1950 -

A. L. GENTLE, Captain.
Acting S'uperivtedendet of Police
& l licensing Authority.

POLICE HEADQUARTERS,
ST. VINCENT,
5th June, 1950.


CUSTOMS NOTICES.



The undermentioned goods h;ve been
seized for a breach of section 90 Cap.
183-

Forty (40) Packets Cigarettes.

D. MeD. SMITH,
Acting Colonial Treasurer &
Collector of Customs.

CUSTOMS,
25th May, 1950.




Under section 49 Cap. 204 there will
he sold by Public Auction on Saturday,
1st July, 1950. the undermentioned
goods salvaged from the Sloop "Monty
Won" :-

Sails and tackles
Boat
Spar
Anchor Chain.

D. McD. SMITH.
Receiver of Wrecks.

Treasury Department,
Kingstown,
13th June, 1950.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
KINGSTOWN, ST. VTNCEON'.
[ Price 12 ets. I






SAINT VINCENT.

Comparatwe Statement of Revenue for the period lsi January to 31st December, 1949.


Heads of Revenue.


1. Custom--
1" Imort ... 400
Export ... 120
Warehouse Rent ... 5
.2. Port and Harlbour Dues-
;:Tonnage ... 8
.Port ... 2
Landing Dues, Aircraft
3. Licences, Excise and Internal Revenue-
do. -Liquor ... 9
do. -Motor V'cles & Drivers Permits 14
do. -Other ... 5
Excise ... 120
Land and House Tax ...' 30
Income Tax ... 188
Other Internal Revenue ... 73
4. Fees of Court or Office, &c. ... 90
5. Post Office ... 122
6. Electricity and Telephones ... 80
7. Rent of Government Property ... 4
8. Interest ... 12
9. Miscellaneous Receipts ... 1
10. Sales and Leases of Crown Lands ... 10
1,22
11. Refunds of Loans from General Revenue ... 1
1,31
12. Colonial Development & Welfare Sche:: '' .. 47'
Total Revenue $ 1,78


imate Actual Reve- Revenue for
r the nue for the same period Increase Decrease.
a r period of the of preceding D
949. return. year.
$ $ c. $ c. I c. $ ce

,000 445.123 13 412,433 45 32,689 68
,000 118,592 75 111,694 10 6,898 65 ... ...
,000 5,165 85 4,946 52 219 .33 ...

,500 8,809 59 8,627 26 182 33
,400 3;367 30 i 2,651 10 716 20... ...
400 276 00 384 00 ...... 10 00

,000 8,421 45 8,298 90 122 55 ......
,800 12,824 32 9,760 20 3,064 12 ..
,254 5,429 23 5,496 07 ... ... 66 84
,000 124,947 40 122,944 86 2,002 54
,000 28,113 11 29,813 67 ... ... 1,700 56
,000 212,407 29 177,733: 43 34,673 86 ... ...
,525 95,914 08 86,937 50 8,976 58 ... ...
,79 97,552 41 91,9(29 (4 5,622 77 ... ...
,850 34-8,242 12 94,735 93 253 506 19
,746 93,310 27 71,564 08 21.746 19
,276 3,380 85 3,034 67 346 18
,473 11,883 48 11,474 41 409 07 ......
,100 1,540 85 3,136 03 ... 1,595 18
,458 8,293 22 9,959 28 ... ... 1,666 06
9,581 1.633.594 70 1,267,555 10 371,176 24 5,136 64
1,272 3,779 98 8,383 63 ... ... 4,603 65
0,853j1,637,374 68 1,275,938 73 371,176 24 9,740 29
7,802 189,289 63 206,382 32 ... ... 17,092 69
,8,655 l,8z6,664 31 1,482,321 05 371,176 24 26,832 98


Comparative Statement qf Expenditure for the period 1st January to 31st Decemberr, 1949.


Heads of Expenditure.


I Estimate actual Expen- Expenditre
Sfor the diture for the !for same period
year period of the of preceding
1949. return. year.


Increase. Decrease.


I $ c. $ c. $ c. $ c.
1. Charge on account of Public Debt ... 42,957 43,871 32 42.888 98272 ......
2. Pensions ... 34,562 41,940 42 38,214 23 3,726 19
3. Governor and Legislature ... 20,469 20,366 72 26589 64 ... 6.222 92
4. Government Office ... 31,6s86 34,277 831 29,630 65 4,647 18 ....
5. Agricultural Department ...I 70,428 83,485 82, 47,983 45 35,502 37
6. Audit Ddpartment ...( 8,211 7 357 921 6.387 27 970 65
6(a). central Housing & Planning Authority ... 8,000( 8,000 01 9.435 00 ... ... 1.435 00
8. 'Education 14. 1:.. 141,772 96 ,8 7 22,789 26... ...
9. Electricity and Telephones Department ... 69,549; .*.-, 5 42 63,677 35 24,18 07 ......
0. Judicial Department .. 20,923' 22.856 :3( 17.930 08, 4,926 28 ...
.1. Labour Administration ... 7,916 6,525 58 6.204 41 321 17 ...
.2. Legal Department ... 5,550 5,442 99 4,... 49 553 50 ... ...
4. Local Forces ... 2,01) 1,605 60 226 56 1,379 04 ...
5. Medical Department ... 189,925 227,921 57 182,213 281 45.708 29
.6. Miscellaneous ... 144,593 212,922 40 159,813 23 53,109 17
7. Police ... 77,26S 71,843 77 68,271 30 3,572 47
8. Post Office ... 35,921. 36.799 40 27,965 03 8,834 37 ......
i0. Prisons ... 24,066 33,056 72 32,612 701 444 02 .
1. Public Works Department ... 38,822 38,777 08 32.014 88 6,762 '0
i3. Public Works Recurrent ... 82,802 133,497. 22 111,537 93 21,959 29
!4. St. Vincent Grenadines District ... ,093 11,630 44 6,956 64 4,673 80 ......
!5. Social Welfare, Poor Relief & District
Administration ... 21,842' 23,878 85 23,403 00 475 85
!6. Subventions ... 16,638 17,020 94; 18,925 62 ... ... 1,904 68
!7. Treasury, Customs, Port and Excise .. 66,153 73,615 10 56,289 18 17,325 92 ... ...
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11,171.811 I,386.562 4311,133,043 22263.081 81 9,562 60
!2. Public Works Extraordinary ... 91,578 1114.827 06' 85,384 041 29,443 02
1,263,389 1,501.389 49 1.218.427 26 292,524 83 9,562 60
3. Loans, from General Revenue ... 10 ... 10136 15 ... ... 10,136 15
1263.399 1.501.389 491,228,563 41 292,524 83 19,698 77;
9. Post War Expenditure ... 11,926, 12,082 74 10,078 02 2.001 72
11,275,32511,513,472 23 1.238.641 43 294,529 55 19,698 75
7. Colonial Development & Welfare Schemes 477.802 288,719 60 219,265 15 69,454 45 ...
Total Expenditure S 1,753,1271,802.191 831.457.906 58 363.984 00 19,698 75


McD. SMITH,
Acting Colonial Treasurer.


THE TREASURY,
ST. VINCENT,
31st May, 1950.
(.1. 37/1949).


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LIABILITIES.
DEPOSITS:
Colonial Development and Welfare Schemes Advances
Cotton Growers Association Account ...
Graham Bequest Fund ...
Grenada. Government of ....
Hayward X-Ray Fund ...
Home Fund ...
Bain Gray Prize Fund ......
Musgrave Prize Fund ...
Reserve Fund for K.B. Water Supply Loan, 1930
Savings Bank Account
Simmons Bequest Fund ...
Sundry Deposits ...

COTTON FACTORY:
Cotton Factory Depreciation Fund .
TOWN FUNDS:
Barrouallie .....
Calliaqua
Georgetown
Kingstown
Layou
Port Elizabeth ...

SPECIAL ACCOUNTS:
Electric Light Plant Depreciation Fund ...
Electricity Generating Unit Loan 1939
Hydro-Electric Scheme Loan Fund ...
Motor Launch Depreciation Fund
Permanent Investment Eruption Fund ...
Public Property Insurance Fund
Public Purposes Loan, 1937 Windward Highway Expen-
diture
Refrigeration Plant Depreciation Fund ...

Reserve Fund for-
C.D.F. Loan for Housing ...
Land Settlement Loan, 1932
Lowmans-Biabou Water Supply Loan, 1934
Water Supply 1949 Loan Fund ...

SURPLUS:
Colony's Reserve Fund


General Revenue Balance Account-
Balance at 1. 1. 49
Surplus and Deficit Account for 1949

Depreciation of Investment


... $357,435 25
... 24.472 48

381,907 73
... 20,653 94


$ c.

27,038 81
2,906 21
28,782 60
49,806 82
163 02
3,103 88
955 92
400 34
480 00
519,550 10
718 04
65,131 97



760 02
1,501 56
4,041 13
21,117 90
661 53
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13,986 57
122 16
25.103 70
976 64
120,000 00
55,121 68

18 66
11,658 80

13,232 88
14,926 64
4,810 72
3,184 53


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36,746 18





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263.142 98


361,253 79 458,239 01

1.485.284 12


ASSETS.
CASH :
In Treasury Chest
SSub-Accountants' Hands ...
Barclays Bank Current Account
.. Deposit
Crown Agents Current Account
Crown Agents Joint Colonial Fund

Drafts and Remittances

Loan to St. Lucia for Fire Relief

ADVANCES:
Authorised Advances ...
Chateaubelair Town Fund
Controller of Supplies-Trading Account
Cotton Working Account
Dominica, Government of
Post Office Account ...
St. Lucia, Government of ...


159,724 01
45 70
45,897 90
1,289 83
5,903 20
51,139 64
3,517 97


155,069

461

120,000


267,518 25


INVESTMENT :
Colony's Reserve Fund ........ 92,100 88
Colony's Surplus Fund ......... 213,777 50
Cotton Factory Depreciation Fund ...... 36.746 18
Electric Light Plant Depreciation Fund ... ... 17,054 14
Graham Bequest Fund ... ... ... 27,422 42
Home Fund ... ... 3,103 88
Motor Launch Depreciation Fund ... 976 64
Bain Gray Prize Fund ... .. 955 92
Munsrave Prize Fund ...... 400 34
Public Property Insurance Fund ... 55,121 68
Refrigeration Plant Depreciation Fund .. 11,658 80
Reserve Fund for C. D. F. Loan for Housing Scheme ... 13.232 88
Land Settlement Loan, 1932 ... 14,926 64
Lowmans-Biabou Water Supply Loan 1934 4,810 72

Simmons Bequest Fund ...... 140 06

Savings Bank Fund ... 430,606 22 923,034 90

Savings Bank Loan Accont ... ... 19,200 00







$1,485,284 12


NOTE 1. The Public Debt at 31st December, 1949, was $542,100.94; made up as follows-Debenture Holders for:-Land Settlement Loan, 1932-35, $19,680.00; Lowmans-Biabou Water Supply Loan,
1934, $4,800.00 ; Kingstown Board Water Supply Loan, 1930, $480.00 (a) ; Public Purposes Loan, 1937, $43,488.00 ; Telephone Reconstruction Loan. 1938, $7,200.00 ; Hydro-Electric Loan 1949, $120,000.00;
Water Supply Loan, 1949, $120,000.00; Crown Agents for-Electric Light, Telephone and Road Reconstruction $127,850.46; Electricity Generating Unit Loan, 1939, $17,454.54 :., Colonial Development Fund
Loan for:-Co-operative Arrowroot Association (a) $27.294.08; Roads. Improvements $6,492.28; Housing Scheme $11,922.18; Ice and Cold Storage $7,413.04: Public Health $1,897.4 : Syrup Industry $3,450.70;
Colonial Development and Welfare Loan for:--Union Estate, Bequia $4,738.24; Camden Park Estate $8,819.94: Land Settlement, Canouan $9,120.00. Total $542,100.94. The Accumulated funds for re-
demption amounted to $153,796.92. (a) General Revenue is responsible only in case of default.
NOT E 2. At 31st December, 1949 the sum of $125,790.81 was due the Colony from His Majesty's Governmen t in reimbursement of expenditure in respect of certain C. D. & Welfare Schemes, which is
not included in the above Assets.
NOTE 3. There is a contingent liability amounting to $6,544.64, in respect of Savings Bank Deposits.


McD. SMITH,
Acting Colonial Treasurer.


THE TREASURY,
ST. VINCENT,
21st May. 1950.
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No. 4 of 1950.

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AN ORDINANCE to re-organise the Free Public Library and to
provide for an efficient Public Library Service throughout the
Colony.
[ 20th June, 1950. ]
WHEREAS, out of the funds generously given to the Kingstown
Board by Andrew Carnegie of Skibo Castle in Scotland for the
erection of a building for the purposes of a Free Public Library, a
building has been erected by the said Board upon land belonging
to the said Board, being a part of Lot Number one hundred and
thirteen situate in the town of Kingstown in this Colony and
bounded on one side thereof by Granby Street, and on each of the
two other sides thereof by a branch of the Kingstown South
River which said land is described in an Indenture dated the
thirtieth day of August, One thousand nine hundred and one and
registered on the 3rd day of December, 1908, in the Registry of
this Colony in Liber Z, Volume 5, page 291, and expressed to be
made between Charles Lawrence Phills of the first part, Arnott
Huntley Spence of the second part, Eliza Julia Kirby of the third
part, and the Kingstown Board of the fourth part:
AND WHEREAS a Free Public Library was established and
maintained in the said building under and by virtue of the
provisions of the Library Ordinance :
AND WHEREAS it is considered expedient to re-organise the said
Free Public Library to make provision for the establishment and
maintenance of an efficient Public Library Service throughout the
Colony :
Be it enacted by the Governor with the advice and consent of
the Legislative Council of Saint Vlincent as follows :-


R. D. H. ARUNDELL,

Governor.

31st May, 1950.


Preamble.













(Cap. 210).







Public Library.


Short title.


Interpretation.





Cap. 209.

Cap. 210.







Administrative
control of
Library.

Maintenance
of Library
Services in Free
Public Library
and elsewhere.


Appointment
of Librarian
officers and
servants.


Library
Committee.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Public Library
Ordinance, 1950.

2. In this Ordinance unless the context otherwise requires-
Chairman means the Chairman of the Library Committee
established under this Ordinance.
Committee means the Library Committee established in
accordance with the provisions of section 6 of this
Ordinance.
Kingsl (wn Board or Board means the Kingstown Board
established by the Kingutown Board Ordinance.
." library means the Free Public Library. established under
the Library Ordinance in the building erected on lands of
the Kingsltown Board as described in the preamble to this
Ordinance out of funds provided by Andrew Carnegie for
that purpose.
Regulations means the regulations" from time to time
made under this Ordinance.

3. The Library shall be under the administrative control of
the Government of Saint Vincent.


4. The Governor may out of such funds as may be available
to him for that purpose re-organise and maintain the library
services at present rendered by the Library, and in addition may
establish and maintain such other library services in the Colony
as in his opinion are desirable in order to further the provision of
an efficient public library service throughout the Colony.

5. The Governor may appoint a librarian, and such other
-.ii_..-! : and servants as he may deem fit, for the purpose of
carrying out the provisions of this Ordinance at such salaries as
he may, with the consent of the Legislative Council, from time to
time direct.

6. (1) For the purposes of this Ordinance there shall be
established a Library Committee which shall primarily be a
consultative body.
(2) The Committee shall consist of-
(a) A Chairman and two other persons to be appointed by the
Governor; and
(b) Two persons to be appointed by the Kingstown Board.
(3i The Governor may appoint a member of the Board to be
Deputy Chairman and in the absence of the Chairman the
Deputy Chairman shall act in his stead.
(4) The Committee may request persons with expert
knowledge and experience to attend its meetings for the purpose
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(5) The period of service of members of the Committee shall
be one year but any member shall be eligible for re-appointment
to the Committee.
(6) Any member of the Committee, may resign his seat by
letter addressed to the Governor and the Governor may at any
time revoke any appointment made, by him.
(7) All resignations and appointments made or revoked shall
be published in the Gazette.
(8) Any member of the Committee who has not, on the 31st
day of December in any year, attended at least one-third of the
meetings of the Committee during the preceding twelve months
or during his tenure of office in such months, shall be considered
to have vacated his seat on the Committee unless he had been
absent owing to ill-health or with the leave of the Governor.
(9) In case of the absence on leave or owing to ill health of
any member of the Committee, the Governor or the Board, as the
case may be, may appoint another person to act in his stead
during such absence.
(10) No act or proceeding of the Committee shall be
invalidated or questioned on account of any vacancy among the
members of such Committee or of any defect in the appointment
of a member.
(11) Should a vacancy occur among the members of the
Committee through death, resignation or otherwise, the Governor,
or the Board, as the case may be, may appoint another person to
fill the vacancy so created.

7. (1) The Committee may meet at such time as may be Meetings of
necessary or expedient for transacting its business, but shall meet Committee.
at least once in every three months. and procedure
(2) The Chairman may at any time summon a meeting of the threat.
Committee, and on a requisition by any three members he shall
summon a meeting. Such requisition shall state the object for
which the meeting is required to be summoned.
(3) Decisions of the Committee may be taken at meetings or,
in cases in which the Chairman shall so direct, by the recording
of the opinions of members on papers circulated among them.
The Chairman may direct that papers shall not be circulated to
any member who through illness, absence from the Colony or
otherwise is, in the opinion of the Chairman, incapacitated from
voting on such papers.
(4) The quorum of the Committee at any meeting, or for the
purpose of voting on papers circulated, shall be three.
(5) Decisions of the Committee shall be taken by a majority
of votes. In any case in which the voting is equal, the Chairmen
shall have a second or casting vote.







Public Library.


Functions of
Committee.


Ownership and
maintenance of
Library
Building and
Grounds.







Regulations.











Financial
matters.


(6) The Librarian, or in his absence any other person
appointed under section 5 of this Ordinance, shall be Secretary of
the Committee, and shall attend the meetings of the Committee
and may speak threat, but shall have no vote.

8. The functions of the Committee shall be-
(a) to advise the Governor on any such matters which concern
the Library or public library services as the Governor may
include within its scope;
(b) to submit its views on any matters of general interest in
regard to the Library or public library services to which in
its opinion the .attention of the Governor should be drawn;
(c) to assist the Governor in the framing of regulations;
(d) to undertake such executive duties in connection with the
Library and the public library services as the Governor
may from time to time Impose, either indefinitely or for a
stated period;
(e) to enter with the approval of the Governor into mutual
arrangements. with other libraries within or without the
Colony for the purpose of furthering the provision of an
efficient public library service throughout the Colony.

9. (1) The building and land mentioned in the preamble to
this Ordinance shall be and remain the property of the Kingstown
Board which shall continue to be responsible for the maintenance
and -Lpkeep thereof.
(2) The said building and land shall not be used for any
purpose other than for purposes connected with the Library and
public library services : Provided that the Kingstown Board may
permit the said building and land to be used for any purpose
which is not inconsistent with or'detrimental to the interests of
the Library or public library services, and upon such terms and
conditions as the Board shall think fit.

10. The Governor, after consulting the Committee may
make regulations-
(a) governing the use by any person or body of persons of the
library facilities provided under this Ordinance;
(b) prescribing the duties and powers of the Librarian and
other officers and servants appointed under this
Ordinance;
(c) for the government and good management of the library
services.; and
(d) .generally for carrying out the purposes of this Ordinance.

11. The expenses of carrying out the provisions of this
Ordinance shall be defrayed out of-


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Public Library.


(a) such moneys as may from time to time be appropriated for
the purpose by the Legislative Council out of the general
revenue of the Colony;
(b) gifts, grants arid bequests made or given to the Library
from any public or private source.

12. (1) All penalties and fines imposed by regulations made
under the provisions of this Ordinance shall be recoverable in the
manner provided by the Summary Convictions Offences
(Procedure) Ordinance, and proceedings'may be instituted and
conducted by the Librarian or by any person authorised by the
Committee either generally or for any particular proceedings.
(2) All fines, penalties and subscriptions received under the
provisions of any regulation made under this Ordinance shall be
paid into the Treasury.

13. The Library Ordinance is hereby repealed:
Provided that-
(a) all rules made under the Ordinance hereby repealed and in
force at the time of coming into force of this Ordinance,
and not inconsistent with.the provisions of this Ordinance,
-shall be deemed to have been made under the provisions of
this Ordinance, and shall continue in force until other
provision shall be made by virtue of this Ordinance;
(b) the Committee of Management nominated under the
provisions of the Ordinance hereby repealed and in office
at the time of coming into force of this Ordinance shall be
deemed to have been appointed under the provisions of
this Ordinance, and shall continue to hold office until a
Committee is appointed under the provisions of this
Ordinance;
(c) the Library Fund, and all other moneys whatsoever
received by, or in the possession of or under the control of
the Committee of Management or the Librarian, under
and by virtue of the provisions of the Ordinance hereby
repealed shall be paid into and form part of the General
Revenue of the Colony;
(d) all books, periodicals, furniture and other moveable
property belonging to the Library at the time of coming
into force of this Ordinance shall become the property of
the Government of this Colony;
(e) the Librarian and other officers and servants'of the Library
appointed and employed under the provisions of the
Ordinance hereby repealed at the time of coming into force
of this Ordinance shall be deemed to have been appointed
or employed under the provisions of this Ordinance until
other provisions shall be made by virtue of this Ordinance.


Recovery of
penalties and
fines.
Cap. 13.


Repeal and
Saving.
Cap. 210.


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Passed the Legislative Council this 15th day of May 1950.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.

(E 15/1948).


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SAINT VINCENT.

No. 5 of 1950.

I Assent,

[L.S. ] R. D. H. ARUNDELL,

Governor.

31st May, 1950.

AN ORDINANCE further to amend the Village Councils
Ordinance.

[ 20th June, 1950. 1

Enacted by the Governor with the advice and consent of the
Legislative Council of Saint Vincent.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Village Councils
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1950, and shall be read as one
with the Village'Councils Ordinance 1948, (hereinafter referred
to as the principal Ordinance) and all amendments thereto.

2. Section 21 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
as follows :-
(a) by the deletion of the full stop at the end thereof.
(b) by the addition thereto after the word Council of the
following words-
"and shall complete and deposit with the Returning
Officer a claim in the form set out in the Schedule
hereto.

3. Section 27 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by deleting the words ".from noon till four of the clock in the
afternoon of the same day and at the same place in the third,
fourth and fifth lines thereof and substituting therefore the words
"within two weeks from the date of nomination at a time and
place to be specified ".

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Short title.

No. 21 of 1948.


Section 21 of
principal
Ordinance
amended






Section 27 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.








1950.


Passed the Legislative Council this 15th day of May, 1950.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of the Legislative Council.
(D9/1949).


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No. 6 of 1950.


I Assent,
[L.S. ] R. D. H. ARUNDELL,

Governor.

31st May, 1950.

AN ORDINANCE to further and prc ect the activities and
interests of the Boy Scouts Association in the Colony.
[ 20th June, 1950. 1

WHEREAS by the Royal Charter of its incorporation granted Preamble.
the fourth day of January, 1912, the Boy Scouts Association is
inter alia empowered to develop its activities in the British
Overseas Dominions :
AND WHEREAS it is expedient to make statutory provision for
the more assured exercise of such power and for the better
furtherance and protection of the purposes of the said
Association in the Colony:
BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED by the Governor with the advice and Enactment.
consent of the Legislative Council of Saint Vincent as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Boy Scouts Short title.
Association Ordinance, 1950.


2. In this Ordinance-
"Association means the Boy Scouts Association incorporated
under the Royal Charter granted on the fourth day of
January, 1912.
"Boy Scout" means a Boy Scout recognized as such under the
constitution, byelaws, or rules of the Association, and
includes also all officers of the Association.

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Interpretation.








Boy Scouts Association.


Restriction on
use of Uniform,
etc. of Boy
Scouts
Association.




Personation by
Boy Scout of
person
employed in the
public service.

No person ..,
falsely to claim
connection
with Boy Scouts
Association.




Penalties.


3. It shall not be lawful for any person, not being by the
byelaws or rules of the Association duly authorised and entitled
so to do, publicly to wear, carry, or bear any uniform, badge,
token or emblem which under the said bye-laws or rules is
specially adopted for use under the authority of the Association
in such style or manner as to convey an impression that such
person is under the said byelaws or rules entitled so to wear,
carry or bear such uniform, badge, token or emblem.

4. It shall not be lawful for any Boy Scout, not being
otherwise thereunto lawfully entitled and authorised, to pretend
to be, or to pass himself off as, or to arrogate to himself the
authority, position, or powers of, or to claim to be or to act as a
person employed in the public service.

5. It shall not be lawful for any person to form, organise, or
work in connection with, or be concerned in forming, organising,
or work in connection with any corps or body which, without due
authority granted under the Royal Charter of the Association,
claim or purport to be Boy Scouts o;r otherwise to be connected
with the Association, or which hold themselves out as, or pass
themselves of as, Boy Scouts or as otherwise connected with the
Association.

6. Any person contravening any of the provisions of this
Ordinance shall be guilty of an offence under this Ordinance and
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding
twenty-five dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding
one month.


Passed the Legislative Council this 15th day of May, 1950.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of the Legislative Counci7.
(J. 17/1949).


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SAINT VINCENT.

No. 7 of 1950.


I Assent,

( L.S. ] R. D. H. ARUNDELL,

Governor.

31st May, 1950.

AN ORDINANCE to amend the Maintenance Ordinance, 1949.

[ 20th June, 1950. ]

Enacted by the Governor with the advice and consent of the
Legislative Council of Saint Vincent.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Maintenance
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1950, and shall be read as one with the
Maintenance Ordinance, 1949, (hereinafter referred to as the
principal Ordinance).

2. At the end of subsection (3) of section 9 of the principal
Ordinance the following proviso shall be added :-
"Provided that no such order shall be made before the
birth of the child."

3. The Heading to Part III of the principal Ordinance is
hereby amended by the substitution of the words MAINTENANCE
ORDERS for the words MARRIED WOMEN ".


4. Section 19 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by the substitution of the word "shall" for the word to"
occurring after the word order" in the second line thereof.
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No. 1 of 194J.


Amendment of
section 9(31 of
principal
Ordinance.

Amendment of
Heading to
Part III of
principal
Ordinance.
Amendment of
section 19 of
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Ordinance.


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Maintenance (Amendment).


Replacement
of section 33 of
principal
Ordinance.


Addition of
Schedule.


5. For section 33 of the principal Ordinance, the following
section shall be substituted :-


"Rules and
Forms


33(1) The Chief Justice may from time to
time make such rules and frame and issue such
forms as may be necessary for giving effect to
the provisions of this Ordinance.
(2) Until otherwise provided, the forms in
the Schedule to this Ordinance, or forms to the
like effect, may be used in the cases to which
they refer, with such variations as circum-
stances may require.


6. After section 34 of the principal Ordinance there shall be
added the following schedule :-

SCHEDULE.


FORM A.


Complaint-


Saint Vincent.


In the Magistrate's Court

V.


(Sections 9 & 17).

District.
Complainant.

Defendant.
comes before me


the undersigned Magistrate and complains against
of that the said


oorn on the


boy
is the father of an illegitimate child
girl
day of 19 of the said
and prays for a paternity order


adjudging the said
the father of the said
also that he be ordered to maintain the said


Made before me this


day of


Magistrate of the


to be


Complainant.


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District.








No. 7. Maintenance (Amendment). 1950.

FORM B.
Complaint- (Sections 7 & 17).
Saint Vincent.
In the Magistrate's Court District.
Complainant.
V.
Defendant.
of comes before
me the undersigned Magistrate and complains that
father
being the of
mother
a child under the age of fourteen years wilfully neglects or refuses
he
to maintain the same, and prays that- be ordered to do se.
she
Complainant.
Made before me this day of 10
Magistrate of the District.

FORM C.
Complaint- (Section 11).
Saint Vincent.
In the Magistrate's Court District.
Complainant.
V.
Defendant.
of comes before
me the undersigned Magistrate and complains against
that the said being
father
the mother of a person over the
child
old age
age of fourteen years who is by reason of physical disability
mental disability
himself,
unable to maintain--- has wilfully refused or neglected to
herself
provide for the said prays
that the said be ordered
to maintain the said
Compladna t.
Made before me this day of .

Magistrate of th






28

Maintenance (Amendment).


*Here set out
any of the acts
enumerated in
section 13 on
which the
Complaint
relies.


FORM D.
Complaint- (Section 13).

Saint Vincent
In the Magistrate's Court District
Complainant.
v.
Defendant.
of comes before
me the undersigned Magistrate and complains against
of that the said
her husband
being has*
his wife


and the said prays for an
she
order that--be no longer bound to cohabit with the said
he
and that the said
her
be ordered to pay for maintenance such a
his
sum as the Court shall think fit.


Made before me this


day of

Magistrate of the


Complainant.

19.

District.


FORM E.
Summons to Answer Complaint- (Sections 4 & 17).
Saint Vincent.


In the Magistrate's Court


v.


District,

Complainant.

Defendant.


No. 7.


1950.








No. 7. Maintenance (Amendment). 1950.

WHEREAS a complaint has been made to me that* *State shortly
substance of
complaint.
This is to command you to appear as a defendant (or witness)
on the hearing of the said complaint at
on the day of 19 at o'clock
in the noon before me or such Justice as shall be there.

Dated this day of 19

Magistrate of the District.



FORM F.
Application for Variation, Discharge or Revival of an Order.
(Section 6.).
Saint Vincent.
In the Magistrate's Court District.

Complainant.
V.
Defendant.
of hereby makes
application that the order made herein against
the Defendant by the Magistrate of the
District on the day of 19
be varied, discharged or revived.* *Strike out
words not
'Made before me this day of 19 required.

Magistrate of the District.



FORM G.
Application for Expenses attendant on Birth or Death of Child or
Destitute Person. (Section 19.).

Saint Vincent.


In the Magistrate's Court


District.








Maintenance (Amendment).


application that
a maintenance order made in
day of 19
birth
--- expenses of the said
funeral



Made before me this


1950.

Complainant.

Defendant.

hereby makes


being liable under
the above matter on the
be ordered to pay the reasonable




Applicant.


day of


Magistrate of the


District.


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SAINT VINCENT.

No. 8 of 1950.

I Assent,


[ L.S. ]


R. D. H. ARUNDELL,


Governor.

31st May, 1950.
AN ORDINANCE to further amend the Police Ordinance, 1947.

E 20th June, 1950. ]
Enacted by the Governor with the advice and consent of the
Legislative Council of Saint Vincent.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Police (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1950, and shall be read as one with the Police
Ordinance, 1947, ric..,-: referred to as "the principal
Ordinance ") and all amendments thereto.

2. Section 10 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
as follows :-
(a) by inserting the words up to and including the rank of
Inspector after the word Force appearing in the frst
line of subsection (1) thereof;
(b) by adding the following subsection after subsection (2)
thereof :-
"(3) all members of the Force who receive any bodily
injury in the execution of their duties shall receive
medical and surgical treatment at the i: iuhi expense ".

3. Subsection (1) of section 59 of the principal Ordinance is
hereby repealed and replaced as follows :-


Offences
against the
Police Force.


" 59(1) Whoever-
(a) has in his possession any clothing, arms,
ammunition, accoutrements, or other appoint-


SS J/ o


Short title.

No. 48 of 1947.


Section 10 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.


Section 59 (1)
of principal
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced.









Police (Amendment).


ments, furnished for the use of the Police
Force and does not account satisfactorily for
the possession thereof; or
(b) not being a member of the Police Force,
wears, or puts on, or assumes without the per-
mission of the Superintendent the dress, name,
resignation or description of any member of
the Force or any dress having the appearance
or bearing any of the distinctive marks of the
uniform of the Force; or
(c) knowingly harbours, entertains, or ei-
ther directly or indirectly sells or gives any in-
toxicating liquor to any member of the Force
while on duty, or permits him to remain in his
house without lawful excuse; or
(d) refuses to aid or assist any member of
the Force when lawfully called upon by such
member to do so;
shall be liable to a penalty of forty-eight dol-
lars.
Provided that the provisions of paragraph
(b) of sub-section (1) of this section shall not
prevent persons from wearing any uniform or
dress in the course of a stage play or music hall
or circus performance."


New section
added to
principal
Ordinance.


4. After section 59 of the principal Ordinance the following
section shall be inserted :-


Penalty on
persons causing
disaffection,


59A. If any person causes, or attempts to
cause or does any act calculated to cause dis-
affection amongst the members of the Police
Force, or induces, or attempts to induce, or
does any act calculated to induce any member
of the Police Force to withhold his services or
to commit breaches of discipline, he shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be liable
on conviction on indictment to imprisonment,
with or -. I.- '..,. hard labour, for a term not ex-
ceeding two years, or on summary conviction,
to imprisonment, with or without hard labour,
for a term not exceeding three months, or to a
fine not exceeding two hundred and'forty dol-
lars, or to both such imprisonment and fine,
and in either case, if a member of the Police
Force, shall forfeit all pension rights and be
disqualiied from being a member of such
Police Force,"


1950.


No. 8.










1950.


-Passed the Legislative Council this 15th day of May, 1950.


HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of the Legislative Council.
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SAINT VINCENT.

No. 9 of 1950.

I Assent,


R. D. H. ARUNDELL,


Governor.

31st May, 1950.


AN ORDINANCE
Cap 212.


to amend the Towns Boundaries Ordinance,


[ 20th June, 1950. ]

Enacted by the Governor with the advice and consent of the
Legislative Council of Saint Vincent.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Towns Boundaries
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1950 and shall be read as one with the
Towns Boundaries Ordinance (hereinafter referred to as the
principal Ordinance).

2. Sections 6 and 12 (2) of the principal Ordinance are
hereby amended by substituting the words Surveys Office for
the words office of the Registrar wherever those words appear
therein.

3. Section 8 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by substituting the words "Crown Surveyor" for the word
"Registrar appearing in the third line thereof.

4. Subsection (2) of section 10 of the principal Ordinance is
hereby repealed and replaced as follows :-
(2) to be lodged in the Surveys Office and there to be
preserved on record ". X
2 .'2 7' CI,

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Short title.

Cap. 212.


Amendment of
sections 6 and
12 (2) of
principal
Ordinance.
Amendment of
section 8 of
principal
Ordinance.
Section 10(2)
of principal
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced.


[ L.S. ]







36

No. 9. Town Boundaries (Amendment). 1950.


Passed the Legislative Council this 15th day of May, 1950.


HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of the Legislative Council.
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SAINT VINCENT.

No. 10 of 1950.


I Assent


R. D. H. ARUNDELL,


Governor.

31st May, 1950.

AN ORDINANCE further to aimend the Public Health Ordinance,
1927.
[ 20th June, 1950. 1
Enacted by the Governor with the advice and consent of the
Legislative Council of Saint Vincent.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Public Health Short title.
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1950, and shall be read as one with the
Public Health (Amendment) Ordinance, 1929 (hereinafter No. 26 of 1929.
referred to as the principal Ordinance ") and all amendments
thereto.

2. Section 10 of the principal Ordinance is hereby repealed Section 10 of


and replaced as follows :-
10. (1) It shall be lawful for the Sanitary
Authority to make Regula'lions with respect to
the erection and sanitary control of buildings
and in particular with regard to-
(a) the procedure in respect to building ap-
plications; including the submission of
plans;
(b) the ventilation of and the sufficiency of
space about the buildings to secure a
free circulation of air; the closing and
fencing of lots on which buildings are
situate; the position of buildings on the
lot and the total area covered by any


Power of
Sanitary
Authority to
make
Regulations
with regard to
buildings,


principal
Ordinance
repealed
and replaced.


[ L.S. ]


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No. 10. Public Health (Amendment). 1950.


buildings on a lot; the distance from
any boundary of the lot, street, main
drain or other building; and the align-
ment of buildings;
(c) the materials to be used, and the mode
of construction; the height of the floor
of the building above the ground, the
height of each storey, and the height of
the walls; the minimum size of each
room; the window space in relation to
the area of the floor; and the regula-
tion of eaves-gutterings and down-
pipes;
(d) the sanitary fittings and system of sew-
age disposal ; the water supply and the
provision of proper vats, barrels, tanks,
or other receptacles for the storage of
water; the keeping of domestic animals,
and the .distance of any stable, pen,
byre, stye or manure heap from any
building; the making of orders and
closing of buildings or parts of build-
ings unfit for human habitation, and
the prohibition of their use for such
habitation.
(2) Any person who does or causes or wil-
fully permits to be done any act in contraven-
tion of any regulation made under this section
shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding fifty
dollars or to imprisonment with or without
hard labour for a period not exceeding one
month, and in the case of a continuing offence
to a further penalty of two dollars for every
day during which such offence continues."

Insertion of 3. After section 10 -of the principal Ordinance, the following
new sections, sections shall be inserted :-
Erection of 10 A. (1) No building shall be erected, al-
buildings. tered, enlarged, repaired, removed or re-erected
by any person without the previous approval
in writing of the Sanitary Authority.
Provided that thl previous approval of the
Sanitary Ai l-.:r to repair a building shall
not be required unless the cost of the replit or
repairs to be effected during any period of
twelve consecutive calendar months shall ex-
ceed a sum of one hundred dollars.








Public Health (Amendment).


(2) Every person who does or causes or wil-
fully permits to be done any act in contraven-
tion of this section or of any regulations made
under this Ordinance shall be guilty of an of
fence, and the magistrate may order any build-
ing erected in contravention of this section or
of the said regulations forthwith to be taken
down, and if the owner cannot be found or
makes default in execution of such order the
Sanitary Authority may cause to be taken
lown such building, and may recover the ex-
penses incurred in so doing from the owner
thereof, as a civil debt.
(3) An appeal shall lie from any decision of
a magistrate under this section to the Supreme
Court, and the appeal shall be regulated in all
respects by the provisions of the Magistrate's
Decisions (Appeals) Ordinance.
10B. It shall not be lawful to convert any
structure into a dwelling house without the
permission in writing of the Sanitary Author-
ity."


Cap. 17.

Conversion
of structure
into dwelling
house.


4. The provisions of the principal Ordinance as replaced by Application.
this Ordinance and any regulations made thereunder shall not
apply to the erection, re-erection, structural alteration, repair or
removal of any building effected prior to the coming into force
of this Ordinance.



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HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of the Legislative Council.
(295/1929)


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SAINT VINCET.

No. 11 of 1950.

I Assent,


R. D. H. ARUNDELL,


Governor.

2nd June. 1950.

AN ORDINANCE to amend the Ticket Duty Ordinance, 1947.
r On Proclamation. ]
Enacted by the Governor with the advice and consent of the
Legislative Council of Saint Vincent.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Ticket Duty
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1950 and shall be read as one with the
Ticket Duty Ordinance, 1947, (hereinafter referred to as the
principal Ordinance) and all amendments thereto.

2. Subsection (1) of section 5 of the principal Ordinance is
hereby repealed and replaced as follows :-
"5(1) Not later than the day next following the date of
departure of any vessel or aircraft of whatsoever description
(and if sucba, day shll be a Sunday or Bank Holiday then not
later than the next succeeding working day) the agent of such
vessel or aircraft and if there be no such agent, then the
captain or master of such vessel. or the pilot of such aircraft,
which shall have taken on board any passenger or passengers
for the purpose of conveying them to any place outside the
Colony, shall make and deliver to the Treasurer a return
certified by a Customs Officer of all tickets or vouchers of any
kind issued in connection with such passenger or passengers."

3. This Ordinance shall come into force on a day to be
appointed by the Governor by Proclamation published in the
Gazette. XC
3~5~'~


Short title.

No. 42 of 1947.


Pecticn 5(1) of
pi incipal
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced.








Commencement,


[ L.S. ]






42

No. 11. Ticket Duty. 1950.


Passed the Legislative C,o iccil is 151l day of May, 1950.


HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of the Legislative Council.
(J 11/1948:.



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Governor.

2nd Jule, 1950.


to provide for the setting up of a Central Water
Authority and for other matters connected


[ On Proclamation. 1

Enacted by the Governor with the advice and consent of the
Legislative Council of Saint Vincent.
PART I.
INTRODUCTORY.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Central Water
Distribution Authority Ordinance, 1950, and shall come into force
on such date as the Governor may by proclamation appoint.

2. In this Ordinance-.
animal" includes birds, reptiles and fish;
annual value ", in relation to any premises, means the annual
value thereof ascertained in the manner provided by
section 27;
tax roll" means the relevant tax roll prepared under the
Land and House Tax Ordinance, and annual taxable
value shall be the value stated on the relevant tax roll;
Central Authority" means the Central Water Distribution
Authority established under the provisions of this
Ordinance; .
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Short title and
Commencement,


Interpretation.





Cap. 194.


SAINT VINCENT.

No. 12 of 1950.

I Assent.


[ L.S. ]


AN ORDINANCE
Distribution
therewith.


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No. 12. Central Water Distribution Authority. 1950.

distribution area" means an area constituted under section
19, within which the Board distributes or may distribute
water in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance;
distributing main means any pipeline (including valves and
other accessories thereto) the property of the Central
Authority, through which water is carried or is intended
to be carried for supply to consumers generally, but does
not include a service as hereinafter defined;
distribution system" means the service reservoirs, tanks,
cisterns, tunnels, conduits, aqueducts, distributing mains,
pipes, standpipes, sluices, valves, meters, pumps, engines,
and other machinery, buildings, structures and appliances,
whether constructed or under construction, which are used
or are intended to be used by or on behalf of the Central
Authority for the storage, carrying, distribution,
measurement or regulation of water or for purposes
ancillary thereto, but does not include a service as
hereinafter defined;
domestic use means a use which is not a non-domestic use
as hereinafter defined;
Cap, 7:,. land has the meaning assigned to it by the Interpretation
Ordinance, but does not include any land comprised in a
street;
Local Distribution Authority means any Small Town Board
Village Council, Corporation, and any person or persons
declared by order of the Governor in Council to be a Local
Distribution Authority for the purposes of this Ordinance;
meter means any appliance used to measure estimate or
regulate the amount of water taken from the distribution
system;
non-domestic use means use in any trade or manufacture, or
for washing commercial vehicles or for irrigation or
watering of land cultivated or occupied as a means of
pecuniary profit, or for public or private fountains, or for
ornamental purposes, or for the supply of ponds, or tanks,
or for laundries, public wash houses, public baths, public
garages or petrol stations, or for ships, vessels or boats, or
for other purposes which the Central Authority may from
time to time prescribe to be non-domestic purposes;
owner means the holder of any premises as owner thereof
or under lease, licence, or otherwise, or the immediate
landlord of any premises, or the agent of any such owner
or landlord who is absent or under disability, or, if there is
no such agent, the occupier of the premises;
premises includes a house, tenement, store, warehouse, shop,
and every other building, a yard whether open or enclosed,
and every piece or parcel of land;







1950.


Central Water Distribution Authority.


public stand-pipe" means any fountain, standpipe, dipper,
valve, tap or appliance used or intended to be used for
supplying water to the public generally or to a section of
the public, and in respect of which water service rate or
metered service charges are not levied;
Registrar" means Registrar of the Supreme Court of
Judicature and includes his deputy or clerk;
service means all pipes, valves, cisterns, cocks, fittings and
other appliances (not including a meter) by or through
which water flows, or is intended to flow, from a
distributing main to any premises;
street" includes any highway, including a highway over any
bridge, and any road, lane, footway, square, court, alley or
passage, whether a thoroughfare or not and. whether the
public have a right of way thereover or not; and the
pavement of a street and all channels, drains and ditches
at the side of a street shall be deemed to be part of the
street;
"way-leave means a right to the user of land for the laying
of tunnels, conduits, aqueducts, distributing mains,
services, pipes or other structures and appliances, and
accessories thereto, together with the right of access to and
of opening up such land from time to time for the
inspection, maintenance, renewal, repair, replacement or
removal of the works, and the right to restore any such
land which has been opened up, without in any such case
affecting the ownership of such land.

PART II.
THE CENTRAL WATER DISTRIBUTION AUTHORITY.
3. (1) For the purposes of this Ordinance there shall be
established a Central Water Distribution Authority which shall
be a body corporate under that name with perpetual succession
and a common seal which shall be officially and judicially
noticed. The seal shall be authenticated by the signature of the
Chairman appointed as hereinafter provided.
(2) The Central Authority may sue and be sued in its
corporate name and service of any process or notice on the
Central Authority may be effected by leaving the same at the
office of the Central Authority with the Chairman or Secretary
appointed as hereinafter provided.
(3) The Central Authority shall consist of not less than
seven members who shall be appointed by the Governor and shall
hold office during the Governor's pleasure : Provided that-
(a) any member of the Central Authority may at any time
resign his office by giving written notice to the
Governor : Provided that should any member be a


Establishment
of Central
Authority.


No. 12.








Central Water Distribution Authority.


Central
Authority tc
conform with
directions of
Governor in
Council.

Decisions of
the Central
Authority.


Meetings. of the
Central
Authority.


Government Officer he shall not be permitted to resign his
office without first obtaining the permission of the
Governor;
(b) every member of the Central Authority shall automatically
vacate his office after he has held it for two years but
shall be eligible for re-appointment.
(4) The Governor shall appoint from among the members a
Chairman who shall hold office during the Governor's pleasure :
Provided that he shall cease to be Chairman if at any time he
ceases to be a member. In the absence or inability to act of the
Chairman, the Governor may appoint any member to officiate
temporarily as Chairman and, subject to any such appointment,
the members present at a meeting shall appoint one of their
number to oficiate as Chairman of the meeting.
(5) During the absence or inability to act of any member,
other than the Chairman, the Governor may appoint any person
to act for such member.
(6) The powers of the Central Authority shall not be affected
by any vacancy in the membership thereof.
(7) The Governor in Council may subject to the approval of
the Legislative Council, authorise the payment out of the funds
of the Central Authority of such sum or sums by way of
remuneration or other allowance to the Chairman and other
members of the Central Authority, as he may think fit.

4. In the exercise of its powers and the performance of its
duties, the Central Authority shall conform with any general or
special directions given to it by the Governor irn Council.




5. (1) Decisions of the Central Authority may be taken at
meetings or, in cases in which the Chairman shall so direct, by
the recording of the opinions of members on papers circulated,
among them.
(2) The quorum of the Central Authority at any meeting or
for the purpose of voting on papers circulated shall be not less
than one-third of the membership of the Authority.
(3) The decisions of the Central Authority shall be by the
majority of votes : Provided that, in any case in which the
voting shall be equal, the Chairman shall have a second or casting
vote.

6. The Central Authority shall meet at such times as may be
necessary or ex-edient for transacting its business. The Chairman
or any three members of the Central Authority may convene a


No. 12.


1950.









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special meeting. Minutes of each meeting in proper form shall
be kept by the Secretary and shafl be confirmed by the Chairman
at the next succeeding meeting. Certified copies of such minutes
when so confirmed shall be forwarded to the Governor.

7. The Central Authority, with the approval of the Governor
may enter into agreements with consulting engineers for advice
and direction pertaining to the construction, maintenance and
extension of the distribution system at such remuneration as may
be agreed upon.

8. (1) The Central Authority, with the approval of the
Governor, may appoint a General Manager, an Accountant and a
Secretary to its staff at such remuneration and on such terms and
conditions as the Central Authority, with the approval of the
Governor, may determine and, for the avoidance of doubt, it is
hereby declared that a person may be appointed to be, and may
hold the office of, General Manager notwithstanding that he is
also the Chairman or a member of the Central Authority and that
one person may hold the offices of Accountant and Secretary.

(2) Subject to appropriate provision having been made in the
estimates of the Central Authority and approved as hereafter
provided the Central Authority may appoint, at such
remuneration and on such terms and conditions as the Central
Authority may think fit, such other officers (including clerks,
collectors, mechanics, linesmen, foremen and other servants) as
may seem to the Central Authority to be necessary for the
efficient exercise of its powers and performance of its duties.

(3) The Central Authority may require any officer in its
service to give security to its satisfaction for the due execution of
his duties.
PART III.

THE DISTRITBTION SYSTEM.

9. (1) It shall be the duty of the Central Authority to
maintain the distribution system, and to operate the same in
accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance, and the
Central Authority is hereby empowered to do all such things
(being things which it could lawfully do if it was an individual)
as may be expedient for, or ancillary to, the performance of this
duty.

(2) It shall be lawful for the Central Authority from time to
time to alter or extend the distribution system in so far as, may
be expedient for the performance of the functions of the Central
Authority under this Ordinance.


Consulting
engineers.


Appointment of
officers of the
Central
Authority.


Maintenance,
operation, etc
of the
distribution
system.


Central Water -Distribution Authority.


1950.


No. '12.









No. 12. Central Water D1strWut~on Authority. 1950.


Crown lands
may be made
available for
use of Central
Authority.

No. 22 of 1946.



Acquisition and
disposal of
movable
property by the
Central
Authority.

Power to place
distribution
mains, etc., on
over or under
streets.


10. (1) The Governor may, to such extent and on such terms
and conditions as he may think fit, make available Crown lands
for the use of the Central Authority in the performance of its
functions under this Ordinance.
(2) For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared that
land may be acquired by the Crown compulsorily under the Land
Acquisition Ordinance, 1946, for the purpose of being made
available for the use of the Central Authority as aforesaid or for
the protection of the distribution system.

11. The Central Authority may purchase or otherwise
acquire moveable property for use in the performance of its
functions under this Ordinance, and may sell or otherwise dispose
of any movable property so acquired when it is no longer required
or suitable for such use.


12. (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, the Central
Authority may cause tunnels, conduits, aqueducts, distributing
mains, pipes, services and other structures and appliances and
accessories thereto, to be laid down on, over or under any street
or any place laid out as or intended for a street, and shall at all
times have the right of access to and of opening up any such
street or place for the purpose of inspecting, renewing, repairing,
replacing or removing any such works, and shall at all times have
the right of access to any such street or place which has been
opened up by the Central Authority for the purpose of restoring
the same.
(2) Except in cases of emergency, the powers conferred by
subsection (1) shall not be exercised by the Central Authority in
any case unless the Central Authority shall have caused notice in
writing describing the particular work intended to be done to be
served on the person interested (as hereinafter defined) at least
fourteen days before the commencement of the work and, if
written notice of objection to the work is served on the Central
Authority within the said fourteen days by or on behalf of the
person interested, until such objection has been upheld or
overruled by the Governor in Council. The decision of the
Governor in Council shall be final and shall not be questioned in
any court.
(3) A notice, required by subsection (2) to be served by the
Central Authority on any person to whom paragraph (c) of the
definition of person interested in subsection (6) hereof relates,
may, without prejudice to any method of service sanctioned by
regulations under this Ordinance, be served by affixing the same
to a notice board in the street or place concerned and the Central
Authority is hereby authorised to erect any such notice board as
may be necessary for such purpose.


CentraZ Water Distribution Autholrity.


1950.


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(4) Where the Central Authority shall have opened up any
street or place in pursuance of the powers conferred by subsection
(1), the following provisions shall have effect, namely-
(a) the Central Authority shall, with all convenient speed
complete the work on account of which the street or place
was opened up and fill in the ground and make good the
surface and generally restore such street or place to as
good a condition as that in which it was before being
opened up;
(b) the Central Authority shall cause the place where any
street or place is opened up to be protected and properly
lighted by night.
(5) In the exercise of the powers conferred by subsection (1),
the Central Authority shall not stop or impede traffic in any
street or place, or into or out of any street or place, further than
is necessary for the proper execution of the work.
(6) In this section-
person interested means-
(a) in the case of any such street or place as is mentioned
in subsection (1), being a street or place which is
declared by any enactment for the time being in force
to be repairable by any statutory corporation or body,
such corporation or body;
(b) in the case of any other such street or place, being a
street or place which is on Crown land or which is
repairable by Government or by the Superintendent of
Works, the Superintendent of Works;
(c) in the case of any such street or place other than a
street or place described in paragraphs (a) and (b) of
this subsection, the owner of such street or place.

13. (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, the Central Compulsory
Authority may acquire compulsorily over any land any way-leave acquisition o'
which it may deem necessary or desirable for the performance of way-leaves
its functions under this Ordinance. over land
(2) Whenever the Central Authority desires to acquire
compulsorily a way-leave over any land, the Central Authority
shall cause to be prepared-
(a) a detailed description (hereinafter referred to as the
description ") of the proposed way-leave and of the period
for, which it is sought (if it is sought for a fixed period)
and of its location and of the works contemplated; and
(b) a survey plan (hereinafter referred to as "the plan")
indicating the location of the way-leave.
(3) The Central Authority shall give notice of its intention to
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(a) by publishing in not less than two issues of the Gazette,
and of a local newspaper, (if any) a notice setting forth
the description, and naming a place where the plan may
be inspected, and specifying the time (which shall not be
less than fourteen days from the date of the last of the
publications) and manner in which objections may be
made; and
(b) by causing a like notice to be exhibited conspicuously in a
convenient place or places in or near the area affected by
the proposed way-leave not later than the date cf the last
of the publications contemplated by paragraph (a) of this
subsection.
(4) Within the time specified in the notice mentioned in
subsection (3) of this section, any person claiming that the
granting of the way-leave will cause him loss, damage or injury
may give notice in writing to the Clerk of the Executive Council
of his objection to the way-leave and of the grounds thereof, and
thereupon the Governor in Council shall consider the description
and the plan and the notice of objection and either uphold or
overrule the objection. When the Governor in Council overrules
an objection, he may nevertheless direct that the description and
plan shall be modified in such manner as he may think fit. The
decision of the Governor in Council shall be final and shall not be
called in question in any court.
(5) After'the expiration of the period allowed for objections
(if no notice of objection has been given during that period), or
after all objections have been overruled (if no objection of which
notice has been given is upheld), the Central Authority may cause
a certificate in the form in the First Schedule thereto, signed by the
Chairman and the Clerk of the Council setting out the description
(or the modified description) and having the plan (or the
modified plan) annexed, to be registered by the Registrar under
the provisions of the Registration of Documents Ordinance, 1937,
without charge and without proof of due execution. Certificates so
registered shall be countersigned by the Superintendent of
Works and shall be registered and indexed by the Registrar in
such manner as be may deem convenient and all persons shall be
at liberty to inspect and search any such register and index on
payment of the sum of twenty-four cents.
(6) When a certificate has been duly issued and lodged in
accordance with this section, the way-leave described in the
certificate shall be deemed to have been duly granted to the
Central Authority and shall be binding as against all persons.
(7) On production to the Registrar of a certificate signed by
the Chairman of the Central Authority discharging any land from
any way-leave acquired under this section the Registrar shall
endorse a reference to such discharge on the relevant certificate
lodged under subsection (5) of this section, and thereupon the
land shall be discharged from the way-leave.


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(8) Compensation shall be paid by the Central Authority in
respect of any loss, damage or injury which, at the time a way-
leave is acquired under this section, may be expected to be caused
by the way-leave. Such compensation may take the form of a
sum of money payable forthwith, or a fixed periodical payment so
long as the way-leave continues, or both : Provided that the
period (if any) of the way-leave and any agreement which may
have been made, or undertaking whidh may be given, by the
Central Authority as to the future restoration in whole or in part
of the land to which the way-leave relates shall be taken into
account in determining the compensation payable.
(9) Any claim to compensation under subsection (8) may, in
default of agreement or arbitration, be heard and determined in
Chambers by a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands on the application of the Central
Authority or the claimant. The decision of the Judge in
Chambers shall be final on all matters including costs.
(10) Rules of Court may be made under the Supreme Court.
Ordinance for implementing subsection (9), and in particular and
without prejudice to the generality of this power, such Rules may
be made as to the practice and procedure to be followed in
elation to applications under the said subsection, as to the costs
and fees thereon, as to the payment of compensation into Court
in appropriate cases and the investment and disposal of moneys
in Court, and as to any ancillary or consequential matters.

14. For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that the
Central Authority shall be entitled to acquire by agreement any
way-leave which it may deem necessary or desirable for the
performance of its functions under this Ordinance.

15. (1) For the purpose of ascertaining the practicability or
expediency of altering or extending the distribution system in
any manner, it shall be lawful for any person acting under the
general or special written directions of the Central Authority-
(a) to enter upon and survey any land and take levels thereon;
(b) to dig and bore under the subsoil of such land;
(c) to do all such other things as may be incidental to or
necessary for the purposes aforesaid:
Provided that-
(i) except in cases in which the Governor in Council has
directed by notification in the Gazette that the powers
conferred by this subsection may, subject to the next
succeeding proviso, be exercised without notice, such
person shall not enter upon any land without giving at
least twenty-four hours notice in writing to the occupier
thereof; and


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Acquisition of
way-leaves -by
agreement.


Powers of the
Central
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(ii) such person shall not in any event enter into any
building without the consent of the occupier thereof
without giving at least twenty-four hours notice in writing
to such occupier; and
(iii) compensation shall be paid by the Central Authority for
any loss, damage or injury caused by reason of the
exercise of the powers conferred by this section, and, in
default of agreement or arbitration, may be sued for in an
action in the appropriate court as though the claim for
compensation was a claim for damages against a private
person; and all provisions of law relating to actions for
damages against private persons (including provisions as
to limitation of action) shall apply mutatis mutandis in
relation to such actions for compensation against the
Central Authority notwithstanding the provisions of the
Cap. 141. Public Officers Protection Ordinance.
(2) Any notice required by this section to be given to the
occupier of any land may be served by delivering the same to such
occupier or by delivering the same to any adult person at the
usual or last known place of abode or business of the occupier or
by sending the same in a registered letter addressed to the
occupier at his usual or last known place of abode or business or
by affixing the same in a conspicuous place on the land.

Temporary 16. (1) For the execution of any alteration. to, or extension
rights, of, the distribution system, it shall be lawful for all persons
employed or authorised in writing by the Central Authority-
(a) to enter upon any land;
(b) to take therefrom stones and earth;
(c) to erect provisionally on such land, within six hundred feet
of the works which are being or are to be executed,
labourers' camps, workshops, forges and places for mixing
and preparing materials for the works;
(d) to provide a passage for materials and for all persons
connected with the works;
Provided that at least twenty-four hours notice in writing shall be
given in the manner provided in subsection (2) of section 15 to
Sthe occupier of the land entered.
(2) Compensation shall be paid by the Central Authority To'
the value of stones and earth taken as aforesaid, and for any ls,3.
damage or injury caused by the exercise of the powers conferr~e,
by this section, and for any prejudice caused by the temporary
servitudes authorised by this section. Any such compensation, in
default of agreement or arbitration, may be sued for in an action
in the appropriate court as though the claim for compensation
was a claim for ama~.ges against a private person; and all
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persons (including provisions as to limitation of action) shall
apply mutatis mutandis in relation to such actions for
compensation against the Central Authority notwithstanding the
provisions of the Public Officers Protection Ordinance.
(3) This section shall not have effect, except with the
,c!,:upier's consent, in relation to land forming the whole or any
! rt of a garden or orchard or the curtilage of a dwelling house or
'atory, or to ornamental land.

PART IV.
ACQUISITION AND DISPOSAL OF WATER BY THE CENTRAL AUTHORITY.
17. Subject to the provisions of section 18, the Central
Authority shall obtain its water for sale or distribution from
Government waterworks, and shall not otherwise obtain water
for sale or distribution.


18. With the approval of the Governor in Council but not
otherwise, the Central Authority may enter into an agreement
with any Local Distribution Authority or other person on such
terms and conditions as the Governor in Council may approve,
for the sale and delivery of water in bulk by such Local
Distribution Authority or person to the Central Authority.


19. (1) The Governor in Council may by proclamation
i.LLi-. ,' in the Gazette declare that any area specified in such
proclamation shall be a distribution area for the purposes of this
Ordinance : Provided that no water district or part of a water
district of any Local Distribution Authority shall be included in a
distribution area.
(2) The Governor in Council may by proclamation published
in the Gazette alter or extend the boundaries of any distribution
area, or amalgamate any two or more distribution areas, or
declare that any area, as to the whole or any part thereof, shall
cease to be a distribution area.

20. (1) It shall be lawful for the Central Authority and any"
Local Distribution Authority, with the approval of the Governor
in Council, to conclude a special agreement for the supply of
water in bulk by the former to the latter on such terms and
conditions as mzay be thought fit, and in particular any such
agreement may notwithstanding anything in any law to the
contrary, contain any such terms and conditions as may be
thought :p:proi'I .i:" to secure that, as far as may be practicable,
the Local Distribution Authority does not make a profit out of the
distribution or sale of water while the agreement is in force.


Cap. 141.


Central
Authority
ordinarily
to obtain
water from
Government.
Acquisition of
water by
Central
Authority
otherwise
than from
Government.

Distribution
areas.


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(2) It shall be lawful for the Central Authority, with the
approval of the Governor in Council, to enter into a special
agreement with the Government or with any person other than a
Local Distribution Authority for the supply of water by the
Central Authority to the Government or such person either
within a distribution area or outside the distribution areas and
either in bulk or otherwise on such terms and conditions as may
be thought fit : Provided that the Governor in Council shall not
approve an agreement by the Central Authority to supply water
within the water district of a Local Distribution Authority unless
either the Local Distribution Authority consents or the Governor
in Council is satisfied that the Local Distribution Authority
cannot or will not itself provide a reasonable supply in the
particular case on reasonable terms.

Public 21. It shall be lawful but not obligatory for the Central
stand-pipes. Authority to erect, maintain and keep supplied with water in such
places within a distribution area as the Central Authority shall
deem fit public stand-pipes for the public use, and to remove any
such standpipe which, in the opinion of the Central Authority, is
no longer required.

Supply by 22. (1) It shall be lawful but not obligatory for the Central
services. Authority to supply. water either within a distribution area or
outside the distribution areas and either in bulk or otherwise by
means of services : Provided nalway that if the Central Authority
shall supply water by means of a service to any premises the
annual taxable value of which is less than twenty-four dollars
the general water rate and the water service rate (or the general
water rate where there is a metered service) shall be calculated
on the basis of an annual taxable value of not less than twenty-
four dollars.
(2) Except where the water is to be supplied to a. Local
Distribution Authority or to some person in the water district of a
Local Distribution Authority, the power conferred by this section
may be exercised without a special agreement and without the
approval of the Governor in Council but services outside the
distribution areas shall, in the absence of a special agreement to
the contrary, be metered.
(3) This section shall be without prejudice to the operation
of section 20 of this Ordinance.

Installation of 23. (1) The Central Authority may, upon the application of
services. the owner of any premises and the acceptance by such owner of
the Central Authority's quotation for the work and the payment
of such deposit in respect of the price quoted as the Central
Authority may deem reasonable, cause a service for the supply of
such premises to be laid on to such premises from a distributing
main of the Central Authority.


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(2) The whole cost of construction of any such service shall
be paid for by the owner of the premises at the price quoted by
the Central Authority and accepted by the owner, but only so
much thereof as is not laid under the soil of a street shall be
deemed the property of such owner.
(3) Any way-leave and any other permission to lay a service
on, over or under any land other than a street intervening
between the distributing main and the premises shall be obtained
by and at the expense of the owner of the premises.
(4) The parts of all services not laid under the soil of a
street shall be maintained by the Central Authority at the cost of
the owner of the premises.
(5) The Central Authority may from time to time effect
repairs to the service in any premises whenever they shall think
necessary, or at the request of the owner or occupier thereof and
at the cost of the owner or occupier who may be required first to
deposit the price quoted by the Central Authority for such repairs.
The amount to be paid by the owner or occupier shall in any
event be the Central Authority's quotation for the repairs.
(6) Any persons acting by the general or special directions of
the Central Authority may enter any premises at all reasonable
times between the hours of seven o'clock in the morning and five
o'clock in the afternoon to inspect anuJ examine any service
therein, or any alteration or addition which is being, or has been,
made to any service therein, or to ascertain if there be any waste
of water from any cause whatsoever, and make such excavations
and remove such materials as may be deemed necessary for the
purpose of such inspection and examination, afterwards making
good the same.
(7) No alteration or addition to any service shall be made
without the consent of the Central Authority.


PART V.

RATES AND CHARGES, ETC.
24. (1) The Central Authority shall levy a general water Rates
rate or rates and a water service rate or rates in distribution leviable.
areas in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance.
(2) A general water rate or a water service rate may be made
to apply to all distribution areas or different rates may be fixed
for different distribution areas or parts of distribution areas or
for different classes of premises or, in the case of a water service
rate, for different classes of supply.
(3) All such rates shall be payable in such manner and at
such times (whether fixed by reference to the service of a notice
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Provisions as 25. Subject to such exceptions as may be prescribed by the
to rates. Central Authority and to the terms of any special agreements
made under section 20-
(a) a general water rate shall be levied on all premises situate
in distribution areas which are within a distance of one
quarter of a. mile from a public stand-pipe, whether such
premises are supplied with water by means of a service to
such premises or not;
(b) a water service rate shall be levied on all premises situate
in distribution areas which are supplied by means of an
unmetered service to such premises.


Special
charges.


Ascertainment
of annual
value of
premises.
Cap. 194.


26. (1) The Central Authority may prescribe special charges,
either in lieu of or in -i:cii I ,:. to any water service rate which may
'bb payable, in distribution areas generally or in specified
distribution areas or parts of distribution areas or in respect of
specified classes or descriptions of premises or in respect of
specified c;j;se. or descriptions of supply or in respect of taps,
urinals, w;ter closets, troughs, baths or other like fittings or
contrivances, and may reserve to itself the right to decide to
which category .any premises, supply, fitting or contrivance
belongs.
(2) 'Chakges levied under this section shall be payable by the
owner -of the premises in respect of such periods and in such
,iiahner and at such times (whether fixed by reference to the
service of a notice of demand or otherwise) as the Central
Authority :ikay prescribe and shall be subject to such rebates and
refutids, when the circumstances giving rise to the charge are in
existence during a portion only of the period in respect of which
'the charge 'is ordinarily leviable, as the Central Authority may
prescribe.
(3) The Central Authority may decline to supply water for
any fittings or contrivances which are not of a type approved by
the Central Authority.
(4) The right to levy any special charges under this section
shall be subject to th'e terms of any special agreement made under
-section -20.

27. (1) The -Treasurer shall, when requested by or on behalf
.of the Central Authority, deliver to the Central Authority copies
certified by him of so much of the current tax rolls prepared
under the provisions of the Land and House Tax Ordinance, as
relate to premises in distribution areas or as relate, to any such
premises as may be specified by or on behalf of the Central
Authority and shall, whether requested by or on behalf of the
Cteiital Auithority or, not, forthwith -deliver to the Central
"Authority copies certified by him of any corrections in, or
additions 'to, any current tax rolls relating to premises in
distribution ara.


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(2) The annual value of premises for the purposes of this
Ordinance shall be the annual taxable value thereof as stated
from time to time in the current tax rolls : Provided that-
(a) where premises chargeable with a general water rate or a
water service rate as a separate entity are not so valued in
the current tax roll, or where premises valued in the
current tax roll as one property ought, in the opinion of
the Central Authority, to be valued separately for the
purposes of this Ordinance or where premises separately
assessed in the current tax roll ought, in the opinion of
the Central Authority, to be valued as one property for
the purposes of this Ordinance, or where premises have
from any cause whatsoever been omitted from the current
tax roll, the annual value of such premises for any year
shall be sach sum as the Central Authority shall from
time to time calculate-to the best of its skill and ability to
be just;
(b) where a service is laid on in any premises and the water
from such service is, with the consent of the Central
Authority, used in such premises and adjoining premises
of the same owner but separately valued in the current
tax roll, the annual value of the two premises for the
purpose of calculating the water service rate shall be the
aggregate of the valuations of the premises in the current
tax roll;
(c) where machinery is liable to the general water, rate or
water service rate as part of any premises, the annual
value of the premises shall be taken to be a sum equal to
the total of the annual value of the premises apart from
the machinery and the annual value of the machinery;
and the annual value of the machinery shall be taken to
be a percentage of its capital value calculated in
accordance with the following table :-
Capital value of machinery. Percentage.
On the first $100,000 or less ...... ...... ...... ...... 4
On any excess-over $100,000 not exceeding $250,000 21/2
On any excess over $250,000 not exceeding $500,000 2
On' any excess over $500,000 ...... ...... ...... ...... 1
For the purposes of this paragraph, all premises .of one
undertaking in one place which are liable to the rate shall be
taxed as one premises.
The annual value of the premises apart .from the machinery
and the capital value of the machinery shall be ascertained as
follows :-
(i) where the total annual taxable value of the premises and
machinery as shown in the current tax roll is equal to the
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from machinery and the annual taxable value of the
machinery, as disclosed in the return on which the current
tax roll is based, the annual value of the premises apart
from machinery shall be the annual taxable value thereof
as so disclosed and the capital value of the machinery
shall be the sum which at six per centum per annum
would produce the amount of the annual taxable value of
the machinery as so disclosed;
(ii) in any other case, the annual value of the premises apart
from the machinery and the capital value of the
machinery shall be such sums as the Central Authority
shall from time to time calculate to the best of its skill
and ability to be just.
(3) Whenever the Central Authority is unable to calculate
the annual value of premises from the figures shown in the
current tax rolls or, in the case referred to in paragraph (c) of
subsection (2) of this section from the figures disclosed in the
return on which the current tax rolls are based as provided for
in that paragraph, then the assessment by the Central Authority
of the annual value of the premises shall be binding and
conclusive on all parties unless the person accountable for the
rate, not later than fourteen days after the service of a notice of
assessment on him by the Central Authority in the prescribed
manner, cause notice in writing to be given to the Magistrate of
the District and to the Central Authority of his intention
of appealing against the assessment; and the Magistrate
shall hear and determine such appeal, and may in his discretion
award such costs as he thinks proper to any party, and the
payment of such costs may be enforced in the same manner
as the payment of a penalty is enforceable under the Summary
Cap. 14. Conviction Offences Ordinance. The lodging of an appeal under
this subsection shall not absolve the person accountable for the
rate from .his obligation to pay the same on the date on which it
becomes due or from any consequences of non-payment upon such
date. Any increase in the amount of the rate payable consequent
upon the decision of a Magistrate under this subsection shall
become payable immediately after the date of the decision unless
the rate itself has not become payable on or before that date, and
any reduction in the amount of the rate consequent upon any
such decision shall, if the rate has been paid, be given effect to
by the Central Authority as soon as may be after the date of the
decision.
(4) The Magistrate shall have power to summon the parties
and witnesses to attend before him on such days as he may fix
for the hearing of the appeal and to give evidence or produce
documents; and any person failing to comply with a summons to
attend as aforesaid, shall be liable to be apprehended, and every
person refusing to give evidence on oath or refusing or neglecting
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be committed to prison in the same manner as though the appeal
were.a:.matter coniig, within the ordinary summary jurisdiction
of the Magistrate.
15: .5 The decision by the Magistrateof any question of fact
.hall be final and conclusive.


28. (1) The- Central Authority shall from time to time fix
the .gneral water rates and water service rates applicable to the
period 1st of January to 31st December (both dates included) of
ea, year. .
(2). Such rates shall be a. percentage of the annual value of
the. pemiises in respect of which they are leviable, such annual
value being taken to be the annual value as on the 1st of January
or, where premises become liable to the rate after the 1st of
January, ti-h: annu1! value-of the premises on the date on which
they bet iomu so liable : Provided that in the case.of premises the
annual value of which is less than twelve dollars and in the
case of barracks, general water rates shall be such sums as may
be fixed by the Central Authority in lieu of the percentage of the
annual.value.
.(3)The amount to be paid shall, subject as hereafter
provided, be: taken to be the amount which would be payable if
the:premises were liable to the rate during the whole of the annual
period: .Provided that-
S (a) where the premises are liable to the rate during a portion
only of the annual period a rebate or refund shall be made
of'an amount in respect of each complete month of the
...annual period cLiLini hich the premises were not liable
to the it;al eqi..iaieni iL. uOie tVL.elfih of the amount which,
but for this proviso, would have been payable for the whole
S.i. oft.the annual plerioid;
(b). where there is a decrease in: the annual value of the
Premises stibsequent to the- date on which the annual
:.,value of the premises is required. by this section to be
ascel'tained, a i eba ie or refund shall be made of an amount
in respect of each complete month of the annual period
during which the decreased annual value applied to the
premises equivalent to one-twelfth .of the difference
between the amount which.-wuld have been payable for
.the- whole of the annual period.'if there had been -no
cideerea.ne Ol ior the Vwhole of tih. annual period if'the decreased annual
value had been the annual value throughout that period;
(c:) whci'e there is an ineieaLse in the annual value of the
premises subselueni to the datc .on which the annual
.. :aluc- of the premises is required by this section to be
ascertain-d, there shall be paid, in ,ddition to the amount
..i: which would have been payable if there had been no such


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increase, an amount in respect of each complete month of
the annual period during which the increased annual
value applied to the premises equivalent to one-twelfth of
the difference between the amount which would have been
payable for the whole of the annual period if the
increased annual value had been the annual value
throughout that period and the amount which would have
been payable for the whole of the annual period if there
had been no increase.
(4) General water rates and water service rates fixed by the
Central Authority under this section shall be subject to the
approval of the Governor in Council and to confirmation or
amendment by resolution of the Legislative Council.

Liability of 29. General water rates and water service rates shall be
owners to pay payable by the owners of the premises in. respect of which they
rates, are leviable.

Metered 30. (1) It shall be lawful for the Central Authority to require
supplies, that any water supply connected to a distributing main shall be
metered, and to prescribe the charges to be paid by the owner of
the iretered premises for or in connection with the installation,
use, testing and removal of any meter or class of meter, and to
prescribe the charges which, subject to the terms of any special
agreement made under section 20, .shall be payable by the owner
,jf the premises for water supplied through the meter.
(21) Any such charge for water supplied through meters may
de made to apply to premises generally or may be made to apply
to any specified class or description of premises or to any specified
class or description of supply.
(3) Charges leviable under this section shall be assessed and
payable in such manner and shall be due at such times and in
such circumstances as the Central Authority may prescribe.

Remissions. 31. (1) The Central Authority may, in its discretion, remit
the whole or any part of the sums due or to become due in respect
of any rate or charge when-
(a) any building in respect of which the rate or charge is fixed
is destroyed or removed;
(b) the person liable for the payment of a water service rate
or of a charge, other than a charge for water supplied by
meter, cannot, through no fault of his, obtain a normal
supply of water;
(c) there is some cause which prevents the person liable fwr
the payment of the rate or charge from having, if he wa
desires, reasonably easy access to the water supply;
,d) there has been an omission on the part of the servants uf
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(2) It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council in any case
Fn which it may appear to him to be just so to do, after giving the
-entral Authority an opportunity of recording its views, to direct
;he Central Authority to refund or remit the whole or any part of
mny sum paid or payable in respect of any rate or charge leviable
ander this Ordinance.


32. It shall be lawful for the Central Authority by notification
in the GAzette to declare the offices or places at which rates or
charges shall be paid.


33. (1) It shall be lawful for the Central Authority to accept
part payments made by any person on account of the total
amount due by such person in respect of rates, charges, or sums
due under or by virtue of this Ordinance or any regulations
thereunder : Provided that no sum of less than two dollars shall
be accepted in part payment unless it be in final settlement of the
total amount due.
Any part payment may be appropriated by the Central
Authority to any of the debts due to the Central Authority by the
person making the part payment.
(2) Nothing in this section shall prejudice any of the
provisions of sections 34 and 35 of this Ordinance.

34. Any rate, charge or sum due and payable under or by
virtue of this Ordinance or any regulations thereunder, if unpaid
at the expiration of three months after the same shall have
become due and payable shall be increased at the rate of six per
centum: Provided that it shall be lawful for the Central
Authority in any case in which it shall appear to the Central
Authority that there is just cause for doing so, to remit such
percentage increase in whole or in part.

35. (1) Any rate, charge, or sum due and payable under or
by virtue of this Ordinance or any regulations thereunder, shall
after the expiration of three months from the time the same
became due and payable ahd until paid be a charge on the
premises upon and in respect whereof such rate, charge, or sum is
due and payable; and, without prejudice to such charge, and to
the power of sale conferred by the Land and House Tax Ordinance,
the amount of such rate, charge, or sum of money together with'
the statutory increase (if any), may be recovered by the Central
Authority as a civil debt from the owner for the time being of
such premises by action in the Magistrate's Court of the district
without limit or amount, or by distress on any goods or chattels
(including any movable tenement standing on land forming part
of the premises) which may be found in or upon such premises


Place of
payment of
rates and
charges.

Part payments.


Increase of six
per centum on
arrears.






Rates, etc., to be
a charge on
premises, and
recovery of
such rate.

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(2) If any. rate, charge, or suin due andc pay.iable in respect of
aIyi p ei:e i'.' iie of tih- i.f[ Ordinance or any regulations
S he t r iEi r'-;- il ri:1in unpaid after the 'expiration of three months
iom tinc- ..OlGne I.I- .:iIle became due and payable, the Central
Ai.lth.;_ ,: I.- i.. !o i.,..-prejudice to any other remedy available
to the Central Authority; cut off or disconnect the service to such'
:.ie:!i : and keep it cut off or disconnected so long as payment of
the'amoLunt idue and of the.cost of re-establishing t.hesupply has
not been made.

PART VI.


Advances and
repayment of
advances.

























Funds of the
Central
Authority.


FINANCIAL PROVISIONS.
36. <1) The Governor may, with the approval by resolution
of the Legislative Council, place at the disposal of the Central
Authority such funds as may. be necessary for carrying outfits
duties under this Ordinance, either out of the proceeds of loans
raised- for the purpose or out.of the reserve fund, revenues, or
surplus balances of the Colony. The repayment of such funds by
the Central ..i.ti,:ii:,! shall be made out of its revenue by.
payments into the Treasury of such amounts, at such rates of
interest and at such times as shall -be specified in any such
resolution.
(2) .Pending the raising of any such loans; it shall be law'ful
for the Governor by warrant under his hand to authorise the
Treasurer to make advances to the.. Central Authority in such
sums and on such terms. and conditions as he may think fit for
the purposes authorised by this'Ordinance.
(3) The Central Authority may, with the sanction of the
Governor in Council, borrow, as temporary advances, such sum or
sums of money as the Central Authority thinks proper-for
defraying expenses included in the approved estimates; and .the
Central Authority may, with the like sanction, enter into
arrangements with any bank with which the Central Authority
has a current account, for allowing the Central Authority to
overdraw its. account to such extent as may, in each case, be
specified .in such sanction: Provided always that every. such
advance or overdraft shall be repaid before the expiration of-the
financial year in which the same shall have been obtained by the
Central Authority.

37. (1) The funds of the Central Authority shall be puch.
sums as may be made. available under section 36 and such uther
sums as may accrue from the operations:of the Central Authority.
S-(2) The funds of the Central Authority shall be applied.
towards-
(a) the payment of any expenses incurred by the Central
Authority in c. 'ring out its duties under this Ordinance,
including expenses relating to the acquisition of property,


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the alteration or extension of the distribution system, the
payment of rates, taxes and insurance premiums in
respect of lands or i" -.
(b) the payment of interest on loans and the repayment of
such loans;
(c) the creation of a renewals fund as.the Central Authority
may in its discretion consider sufficient.

38. (1) All matters of a financial nature relating to the
affairs of the Central Authority shall be considered by the Central
Authority at a duly constituted meeting and shall be approved by
resolution.
(2) The Central Authority shall cause to be kept proper
accounts and books in relation thereto in such form as may be
approved by the Treasurer and adopted by resolution of the
Central Authority.
(3) All moneys payable to the Central Authority shall be
collected and received for and on account of the funds of the
Central Authority. Receipts for moneys paid to the Central
.. .., 7 may be signed by the Accountant or on his behalf by
any other officer appointed by the Central Authority to receive
such moneys.
(4) All payments out of the funds of the Central Authority,
except petty disbursements not exceeding a sum to be fixed by
resolution, shall be made by the Accountant, or on his behalf by
any other officer appointed by the Central Authority, upon
vouchers submi; ed to and approved of by the Central Authority :
Provided that in cases of urgency it shall be lawful for moneys to
be paid out on vouchers signed by the Chairman, but such
vouchers shall be laid before the Central Authority at the next
meeting.
(5) All .oneys of the Central Authority shall be paid into
some bank or banks appointed by resolution, and such moneys
shall, as far as praciicable, be paid into the bank from day to day,
save and excei such sum as the Accountant may be authorised
by resolution of the Central -.'., .il.'i' to retain in his hand to
meet pety cdisbursemnents and for immediate payments.
(C) Cheques against any banking account required to be kept
or withdrawals from any savings bank account shall be signed by
the Accountant and coui-ntrsigned by the Chairman or such other
member of the Central Authority appointed by resolution for the
purpc:. (:, copy of which shall be certified by the Chairman and
fo.rwrded to the L 'nk or banks concerned).
(7) The Central Authority shall by resolution provide for the
following matters :-
(a) the bank or banks into which the moneys of the Central
Authority shall be paid, the title of any account with any
such bank and the transfer of funds from one account to
another;


Financial and
accounting
matters.


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(b) the appointment of a member of the Central Authority to
sign cheques in the absence of the Chairman;
(c) the appointment of officers to receive and to make
payments on behalf of the Accountant;
(d) the amount to be retained by the Accountant to meet
petty disbursements and immediate payments;
(e) the vouchers required, and the method to be adopted, in
making payments out of the funds of the central
Authority; and
(f) generally as to all matters necessary for the proper
keeping and control of the accounts and books and the
control of the finances of the Central Authority.


Audit of
accounts.











Submission
of estimates,


39. (1) The accounts of the Central Authority and their
officers shall be audited by the Government Auditor or by an
Auditor appointed by the Covernor in Council and the audit shall
be conducted in accordance with such regulations as may be
prescribed by the Governor.
(2) The Central Authority shall, on or before the last day of
February in each year, submit to the Auditor a statement of the
accounts for the t'velve months ending on the preceding 31st day
of December, and such statement shall, after audit, be submitted
for the information of the Governor and the Legislative Council.
(3) The Auditor's fees and any expenses of the audit shall
be paid by the Central Authority.

40. The Central Authority shall on or before the 15th of
November in each year submit for the approval of the Governor
and the Legisiative Council an estimate of the probable revenue
and expenditure of the Central Authority for the twelve months
commencing on the following 1st of January, and such estimate
shall, when approved, not be departed from without the consent
of the Governor and the Legislative Council : Provided that, if
the total expenditure for the twelve months be not exceeded, the
Governor in Council may authorise an excess of expenditure
under any sub-head in view of an equivalent saving under some
other sub-head or sub-heads : Provided also that in the event of
any unforseen accident causing an interruption to the water
supply, or a serious abatement thereof, it shall be lawful for the
Central Authority to proceed forthwith to effect the necessary
works and repairs, and the cost thereof shall be paid from such
funds as the Governor with the approval of the Legislative
Council may direct. Any payment for such purpose out of
general revenue may be recovered by instalments or otherwise by
augmentation of rates as the Governor in Council and the
Legislative Council shall sanction.


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PART VII.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.


41. In the absence of any agreement to the contrary, all
water supplied by the Central Authority shall be deemed to have
been supplied for domestic use only, and all water supplied to
premises by means of a service shall be deemed to be supplied
only for normal use in the premises in question.

42. The Central Authority may, without prejudice to the
payment of any water rate or other sum due or to become due in
respect of any water supply, or to any other remedy of the
Central Authority under the provisions of this Ordinance or under
any regulation made thereunder, diminish, withhold, suspend or
divert the supply of water through the distribution system or any
part thereof or through any service whenever it may be expedient
or necessary for the purpose of conserving the water supply or for
protecting, altering, extending, or repairing the distribution
system or for the purpose of connecting or repairing services or
in the case of fire.

43. The Central Authority shall acqi-ire, hold and maintain,
for the purposes of the distribution system and of services, such
stock of pipes, cisterns. meters, taps, cocks, and all other materials,
appliances and stores as the Central Authority may deem requisite
and shall establish a store and a complete system of store
accounts in respect of such pipes, cisterns, meters, taps, cocks and
other materials to the satisfaction of the Treasurer and the
accounts of such stores shall be open to audit.

44. The Central Authority may sell to any person such stores
as may be required for the construction of a service on any
premises owned by such person at prices not being less than cost.

45. If-
(a) water supplied to any premises is used for any I purpose or
in any manner not authorised by or under the provisions
of this Ordinance or the regulations thereunder, or
(b) anything is done or omitted in relation to the supply of
water to any premises which under any such provisions as
are designed to prevent waste or contamination of water
ought not to be done or omitted,
the Central Authority may, without prejudice to any other remedy
of the Central Authority in respect of such act or omission, cut off
or disconnect the service to the premises so long as the
contravention or default continues or is not remedied.


Use of water
supply.




Conservation
of supply, &c.










Stock of pipes
and materials.







Sale of Stores.



Power to cut off
water in
certain
circumstances.


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PART VIII.
OFBFENCES.

Certain 46. If any person-
Offences n (a) uses any water supplied to any premises for any purpose
relation to or in any manner not authorised by or under this
services. Ordinance or the regulations thereunder, or
(b) makes or retains any unauthorised connection with any
distributing main or service, or makes or retains any
unauthorised alteration of or addition to any service, or
(c) abstracts water by any unauthorised means from any
service, or
(d) causes or suffers water supplied by a service to be wasted,
unless such waste is due to a defective service and the
defect has been reported to the Central Authority, or
(e) suffers any service to be out of repair, whereby water is
wasted, without such fact having been reported to the
Central Authority,
he and the occupier of the premises (if he and the occupier are
not the same person) shall be guilty of a continuing offence in
respect of each day or part of a day during which the
contravention continues and shall be liable on summary
conviction to a fine of. fifty dollars in respect of the first
day or part of a day and to a fine of one dollar in
respect of each succeeding day or part of a day; and the
contravention on any number of consecutive days or parts of days
not exceeding one hundred and fifty may be made the subject of
a single complaint and prosecution. On the conviction of any
person for a contravention of this section, the Court may direct
the forfeiture to the Crown of any tap, pipe, fitting or other device
used in the contravention.

47. (1) 'No person shall-
retences to (a) make any non-domestic use of water obtained from a
re r supplied public standpipe except under the authority of and in
wa u pliaccordance with any conditions stated in a permit under
by public the hand of the Chairman or Secretary of the Central
standpipe. Authority and subject to the payment in advance of a fee
of one dollar to the Central Authority; or
(b) sell or dispose-of for gain or reward any water obtained
from a public stand-pipe; or
(c) obtain any water from a public stand-pipe by means of
anything connected thereto.
(2) If any. person shall contravene any of the provisions of
subsection (1), he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable
on summary conviction to a fine of fifty dollars, or on a
second or subsequent conviction to a fine of one hundred
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48. Any person who, without the permission of the Central
Authority-
(a) bathes or fishes in any part of the distribution system, or
(b) drives or throws any animal into any part of the
distribution system, or washes an animal in any part of
the distribution system, or (being in charge of any
animal) suffers that animal to be in any part of the
distribution system, or
(c) washes in or throws into any part of the distribution
system any dead animal or any part of any dead animal,
or
(d) puts or throws into any part of the distribution system
any rubbish, dirt or filth, or any foul offensive or noisome
matter, whether solid or liquid, or
(e) washes or cleanses in any part of the distribution system
any cloth, wool or leather, or the skin of any animal, or
any clothes, or
(f) causes or suffers the water from any sink, privy, sewer,
drain, engine, or boiler, or any foul or filthy water being
and lying upon any land or premises of which he is the
owner or which is under his management and control or
under the management and control of his servants or
agents, to run or flow into any part of the distribution
system, or
(g) otherwise is guilty of any act or omission which, by itself
or with other acts or omissions, pollutes or is calculated to
pollute the water in the distribution system,
shall be guilty of an- offence and shall be liable on summary
conviction to a fine of one hundred dollars, or on a second or
subsequent conviction to imprisonment for three months or to a
fine of two hundred dollars or to both such imprisonment
and fine.

49. Any person who is guilty of any act or omission which,
by itself or with other acts or omissions, impedes or interrupts, or
is calculated to impede or interrupt, the flow of water in any part
of the distribution system shall be guilty of an offence and shall
be liable on summary conviction to the punishments mentioned
in section 48.

50. Any person who removes or tampers with any meter,
gauge or measuring instrument or any level or other appliance of
the Central Authority, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be
liable on summary conviction to the punishments mentioned in
section 48.

51. Any person who shall wilfully damage any part of the
distribution system or any part of a service owned by the Central
Authority or who shall wilfully open any lock, cock, valve, tap,
'meter, pipe, or other equipment belonging to the Central


Pollution.


Impeding or
interrupting
the flow of
water.



Offences
relating to
meters,
gauges, &c.


Injury, &c., to
property of the
Central
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Abstracting
water from the
distribution
system.


Offences
against
regulations.



Application of
preceding
provisions
of this Part.







Assault and
obstruction of-
officers and-
servants.





Compounding
of certain
offences.


Authority shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on
summary conviction to a fine of two hundred dollars or to
imprisonment for one year or to both such fine and imprisonment.

52. Any person who shall by any unauthorised means
abstract water from the distribution system shall be guilty of an
offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of
Sone hundred dollars, or to imprisonment for six months,
or to both such fine and imprisonment.

53. Any person who shall contravene or fail to comply with
the provisions of any regulation made under this Ordinance shall
be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction
to a fine not :, ,.:-ii, twenty-five dollars or to imprisonment for
a period not exceeding three months.

54. Nothing in the preceding provisions of this Part of this
Ordinance shall-
(a) prevent the prosecution of any person for any offence
described in any other law, so long as he is not punished
twice for the same act or omission;
(b) render unlawful any act or omission done by or on behalf
of the Central Authority or with the permission of the
Central Authority or in pursuance of any agreement made
with the Central Authority.

55. If any person shall assault, molest, hinder or obstruct
any member of the Central Authority or any officer or servant of
the Central Authority or any person authorised thereto by the
Central Authority in making or attempting to make any entry or
inspection authorized by this Ordinance or any regulations made
thereunder, such person shall be liable, on summary conviction,
to a fine of fifty dollars or to imprisonment for four months, or to
both such fine and imprisonment.

56. (1) The Chairman of the Central Authority may accept
from any person who is accused of a minor offence and gives or
sends to the Chairman written admission of his guilt and of his
consent to be dealt with by him instead of by a court, a sum of
money not exceeding twenty-five dollars as compensation for the
minor offence.
(2) On the payment of such sum of money to the Chairman,
the Chairman shall issue an official receipt therefore, and no
further proceedings in respect of such minor offence shall be
taken against such person.
(3) One-half of all moneys received under the authority of
this section shall be paid into the Treasury and credited to
general revenue.
(4) In this section, 'minor offence' means any contravention
of any of the provisions of paragraphs (a) or (c) of subsection


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.) of section 47 of this Ordinance or of regulation 25 or
r-gulation 26 of the Regulations contained in the Second Schedule
i-. this Ordinance.

57. One-half of all fines recoverable in respect of any offence Appropriation
unoer this Ordinance or any regulation made thereunder shall be of fines.
paid by the Magistrate to the Central Authority and shall form
par r of the funds of the said Authority.

58. Any offences under this Ordinance or the regulations Power to
made thereunder may be prosecuted, and all rates, charges, and prosecute
all other sums of money payable under the said Ordinance and
regulations may be recovered and enforced in the name of the
Central Authority on the complaint of the Secretary of the
Central Authority or of any officer of the Central Authority
authorised to that effect in writing by the Chairman of the
Central Authority.

PART IX.
REGULATIONS.
59. (1) The Central Authority may make regulations in Regulations.
respect of all or any of the following matters, that is to say-
(a) anything which by this Ordinance may or is to be
prescribed;
(b) the procedure for application for and collection of rates
and charges imposed by or under this Ordinance;
(c) the keeping of accounts of the renewals fund and the
investment of such fund;
(d) the method and manner in which water may be taken
from public stand-pipes and the regulation of the use of
such water;
(e) the price to be paid and the manner of payment of all
services constructed or laid by the Central Authority, and
the maintenance and repair thereof, the inspection of
services laid otherwise than by the Central Authority, and
for all work to be done for such services, including the
amount to be paid for fixing, shifting, testing or repairing
meters;
(f) the suspension or curtailment of the water supply;
(g) the construction, laying, fitting, alteration or readjustment
of services, including baths, and the nature, size and
pattern thereof and of meters used therewith;
(h) the prevention of waste of water;
(i) the prevention of the pollution of the distribution system;
(j) the protection of the distribution system;
(k) the acquisition and keeping of stores and system of stores'
accounts;
(1) the duties of officers and servants of the Central
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(m) the procedure to be followed at and in respect of meetings
of the Central Authority;
(n) the forms of all notices to be given or sent by the Central
Authority and the issuing and service thereof;
(o) the supply of water through meters and the control of
meters; and
(p) generally, for more effectually carrying out the provisions
of this Ordinance.
(2) Regulations made under this section shall have no force
or effect until they have been approved by the Governor in
Council and by resolution of the Legislative Council.
(3) Unless and until varied or revoked by other regulations,
Second the regulations set forth in the Second Schedule hereto shall be
Schedule, in force.


THE FIRST SCHEDULE. (Section 13(5) )
CERTIFICATE OF COMPULSORY ACQUISITION OF A WAY-LEAVE.
I hereby certify that, in accordance with the provisions of the Central Water
Distribution Authority Ordinance, 1950, the Central Water Distribution Authority
has duly acquired the way-leave described below and in the plan annexed.
Notice of intention to acquire the way-leave was duly given in accordance with
the provisions of the said Ordinance.

DESCRIPTION OF THE WAY-LEAVE.
(set out description)

D a te d ..... .................................................................................

(Sgd.) ........ .... ...................... .......
Chairman of the Central Water
.Distribution Authority.

I hereby certify that no notice of objection to this way-leave was upheld by
the Governor in Council.

(S g d .) .... ......................................................................................
Clerk of Executive Council.

Lodged with me this day of

(S g d ................ ...... .........................................
Registrar.







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THE SECOND SCHEDULE.


(Section. 59(3) )


REGULATIONS UNDER THE CENTRAL WATER DISTRIBUTION AUTHORITY
ORDINANCE, 1950.

1. SHORT TITLE. These Regulations may be cited as the Central Water
Distribution Regulations, 1950.

2; EXEMPTION FROM GENERAL WATER RATE. The following premises
shall be exempt from the general water rate, namely :-
(a) all premises occupied solely as churches, chapels or places of public
worship of any religious denomination;
(b) all premises which, although within a distribution area, are supplied
with water by a Local Distribution Authority, with the consent of the
Central Authority;
(c) all government buildings and institutions;
(d) all school buildings approved by the Governor in Council.

3. EXEMPTION FROM WATER SERVICE RATE AND CHARGE IN LIEU
THEREOF. All premises occupied solely'as churches, chapels, or places of worship
of any religious denomination, being premises with not more than one tap
connected to a service from the distributing mains of the Central Authority, shall
be exempt from water service rate and, in lieu of water service rate, there shall be
charged in respect of each such premises the sum of two dollars per annum. Any
such premises having more than one such tap shall be charged one dollar per
annum for each additional tap.

4. CHARGES ADDITIONAL TO WATER SERVICE RATE. The following
charges shall be levied in addition to the water service rate, namely :-


(a) in respect of each tap on any premises in excess of
normal requirements ...... ......... ......

For the purposes, of this paragraph the expression
normal requirements shall mean :-
(i) in the case of premises the annual value of which
does not exceed one hundred dollars ...... ......
(ii) in the case of premises the annual value of which
exceeds one hundred dollars but does not exceed
three hundred dollars ...... ..
(iii) in the case of premises the annual value of which
exceeds three hundred dollars ...... ......
and the expression "tap" does not include a tap
taxable under the next succeeding paragraph or a bath
tap or valve trough tap or valve.
(b) in respect of each tap situated in a garden or field or in
such other position as to be suitable, in the opinion of
the Central Authority, for use for gardening or
irrigation purposes ... -


50 cents
per annum.



One tap;


Two taps;

Three taps;


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(c) in respect of each water closet or urinal ......

(d) in respect of each fixed bath filled by means of a tap,
valve or pipe connected to the distribution system;
(i) not exceeding 100 gallons capacity........ ......


(ii) exceeding 100 gallons capacity but not
300 gallons capacity ...... ...... ......


1950.


$2 per
annum.


5 cents per


annum per
gallon of
capacity.
exceeding
.... 6 cents per
annum per
gallon of
capacity;


(iii) exceeding 300 gallons capacity but not exceeding
600 gallons capacity ...... ...... .... ......




(iv) exceeding 600 gallons capacity


For the purpose of this paragraph the capacity of a
bath shall be measured to the level of the overflow.


8 cents per
annum per
gallon of
capacity;

10 cents per
annum per
gallon of
capacity;


5. RULES AS TO CHARGES UNDER REGULATIONS 3 AND 4. The annual
charges specified in Regulations 3 and 4 shall be payable in respect of the period
1st January to 31st December of each year (both days included), or any part of the
said period in which the circumstances giving rise to liability to the charge exist,
of each year : Provided that where such circumstances exist during a part only of
the period a. rebate or refund shall be made of one-twelfth of the charge for each
complete month during the period in which the circumstances did not exist.

6. REGULATIONS AS TO METERED SUPPLIES. The following charges
shall be made for water supplied by meter :-
A. Supplies in Distribution Areas.
(i) in respect of any human dwelling within a quarter 20 cents per
of a mile of a public standpipe which is not, in the 1,000 gallons;
opinion of the Central Authority, the premises of
a charitable institution ......
The above charge shall be subject to the
following free allowances :--
(a) in the case of a separately serviced building 8000 gallons
occupied as one human dwelling of water
supplied in
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(b) in the case of a separately serviced building Such gallonage
occupied as more than one human dwelling ..... of water
supplied in any
year (being not
less than 8,000
gallons) as the
Central
Authority may
in each case or
class of case
approve.


(c) in the case of human dwellings which obtain
their water supply from metered stand-pipes
on private land.











The Central Authority may reduce proportionately any
free allowance of water in cases in which the allowance
fails to be made for part only of a year.
For the purposes of this paragraph the word "year"
means a period in respect of which an annual account
for water supplied by meter is made out by the Central
Authority, and the word dwelling" includes servants'
quarters, outhouses and any appurtenances to such
dwelling.
(ii) in respect of supplies to institutions which in the
opinion of the Central Authority, are charitable
institutions.. ......

Provided that there shall be allowed free in
respect of each separately metered institution such
total quantity of water as is equivalent in the
opinion of the Central Authority, to 5a gallons per
inmate per day;
(iii) in respect of supplies to dairies ...... .

(iv) in respect of other domestic supplies within one
quarter mile of a public standpipe ..


Such gallonage
of water
supplied in any
year through
the standpipe
(being not less
than 8,000
gallons) as the
Central
Authority, may
in each case or
class of case
approve.












20 cents per
1,000 gallons;





20 cents per
1,000 gallons;

20 cents per
1,000 gaMllon


1950.


No. 12.









'No. 12. Central Water Distribution Authority. 1950.

(v) in respect of other non-domestic supplies, and in
respect of all other supplies to premises which are
not within one quarter of a mile of a public
standpipe ........... 30 cents per
1,000 gallons.
B. ,Supplies outside Distribution Areas.

In respect of each separately metered supply not being
a supply subject to special agreement...... ...30 cents per
1,000 gallons.

All charges per 1,000 gallons shall be calculated per 1,000 gallons or part of 1,000
gallons.
7. Where a metered supply falls into more than one category described in
regulation 6, the Central Authority shall have the right to treat the whole supply
as falling within the category which, in the opinion of the Central Authority, is
most appropriate or to meter separately each category.
8. Save as hereinafter provided, all charges for water supplied by meter shall
be based on meter readings made by officers of the Central Authority and all
meters shall be presumed to be accurate until the contrary is proved.
9. Meters shall be read at such times as the Central Authority may direct.
Whenever a meter is read, a memorandum of the reading and of the preceding
reading shall be served on the owner of the premises.
S10. (1) If a meter is found to be out of order or if it be removed for repairs or
alterations, the fact shall be noted in the memorandum referred to in the next
preceding regulation.
(2) On fixing a new'meter or refixing the old meter a second memorandum
shall be handed to the occupier of the premises.
(3) The consumption for the time during which the service was without a
meter shall be calculated according to the average daily rate of'consumption that
obtained immediately preceding the removal of the meter during the period
between two successive readings whilst the meter was in good order.
11. If the owner of any premises supplied by meter doubts the accuracy of
the meter, then the meter shall, on demand, be tested by the Central Authority.
The results of the test shall be binding both on the Central Authority and on tne
owner, and the quantity of water indicated by the meter as consumed since the
-immediately preceding reading shall be corrected according to the results of the
'test.
12.- In the event of a test being made in accordance with the provisions of
the next preceding regulation, if the meter be found to indicate correctly within 2
per cent, then a charge of two dollars shall be paid to the Central Authority by
the owner for testing : Provided that it shall be lawful for the Central Authority
to remit such charge in anry case for just cause.
13. All meters shall be provided by, and be under the sole control of the
Central Authority, who shall determine the positions of the meters and havp
access.thereto at all times.
14. No rent shall be charged for meters.








No. 12. Central Water Distribution Authority. 1950.


15. The Central Authority shall not be responsible for any damage caused to
the owner's property through accident to the meter or any connections.
16. Charges for repairs to meters necessitated by damage which in the
opinion of the Central Authority is due to any wilful act or to negligence shall be
paid for by the owner of the premises in which the meter is fixed.
17. No charge shall be made for fixing a meter in position to an unmetered
service in existence at the commencement of these Regulations, but the cost of
fixing a meter in position in any other case, and the cost of shifting a meter at
the request of the owner shall be a charge payable by the owner.
18. DATES ON WHICH RATES, CHARGES AND METER RENTS ARE DUE
AND PAYABLE. The general water rate, the water service rate, the charges
leviable under regulations 3 and 4, shall be due and payable-

(a) where the premises, fittings, or contrivances are liable On the 30th
to the rate or charge from the beginning of January of June of the said
the period for which the rate or charge is leviable and, period.
in the case of a rite, the annual value of the premises is
the amount shown in respect thereof in the current tax
roll;
(b) in other cases (including a rate payable in respect of an One month
increase in the annual value of premises) ; after the
service on the
! owner of a
-' notice of
demand.

19. The charges payable by virtue of regulation 6 shall be due and payable
on the of of each year, provided that a notice of demand shall have
been served on the owner not later than one month before that date and, if a
notice of demand shall not have been so served, shall be due and payable one
month after service on the owner of a notice of demand.
20. (1) SERVICE OF NOTICES. Any notice required or authorised by the
Central Water Distribution Authority Ordinance, 1950, or any Ordinance amending
or replacing the same, or any regulations thereunder, to be served on the owner of
any premises may be served-
(a) by delivering it to the owner, or
(b) by delivering it tf any person on the premises or to any person at the
usual or last known place of abode or business of the owner, or
(c) by sending it in a registered letter addressed to the owner at his usual
or last known place of abode or business, or at the premises, or
(d) in the case of an incorporated company or body, by delivering it to the
secretary or clerk of the company or body at its registered or principal
office or sending it in a registered letter addressed to the secretary or
clerk of the company or body at that office, or at the premises, or
(e) in the case of a firm by delivering it to any person at the usual or last
known place of business of such firm or by sending it in a registered
letter addressed to that firm at its usual or last known place of business,
or at the premises, or
(.f) if service in any of the manners hereinbefore provided is impracticable,
by affixing the notice, or a copy thereof, on the premises.








io.: 12. Central Water Distribution Authority. 1950.

(2)> 'For 'the .purposes of this regulation, a notice shall be deemed tp be
delivered toa..person.if it-is left near him and his attention is drawn to it.
(3) Service on any one of several co-owners or on any one of several partners
shall be good service on all such co-owners or partners.
C4) A notice shall be deemed to be properly addressed if it is addressed by the
description of The Owner" of the premises (naming the premises) without
further name or description.
1 .i 'RENEWALS FUND. The Central Authority shall keep such separate
books of account for the purpose of the Renewals Fund as may from time to time
be directed by the Treasurer who shall also advise the Central Authority oi
i'neslments of such. F~nd and be the custodian of all securities owned by the
4Ontral Authority.
22. Renewals funds of the Central Authority may be lodged in the
Government Savings Bank or in the Savings Depar: nent of a bank or banks
approved.of by the Governor in Council.
23. Aly interest on the. investments of Savings Bank -deposits of the Renewals
Fund shall be placed to the credit of such Fund.
24. Withdrawal vouchers in respect of authorised expenditure from the
Renewals Fund shall be signed by the Chairman and such other .member or
members and officer or officers of the Central Authority as the Central Authority
may from time to time direct by-resolution, a copy of which shall be certified by
the Chairman and forwarded to the bank or banks concerned.
'25. PUBLIC STAND-PIPES. No person shall bathe, or wash any clothes; or
wash-'any-anlimal or vehicle in any street or public place within a distance of
thirty f-et: from a public stand-pipe with water taken therefrom.
.26. No person shall-
(a)- turn on any tap or cock thereby causing water to flow from a public
standpipe unless such water, be received in a suitable receptacle or be
needed for the immediate personal use.of individuals;
(b) allow or cause water from a public standpipe to flow into a receptacle
which is overflowing or from which water is being emptied;
(c) obtain water from a public standpipe otherwise than by normally
operating the mechanism of the tap or cock fitted to such standpipe.
27. GENERAL. No premises shall, except with the consent in writing of the
Central Authority, have more than one connection from any distributing main of
the Central Authority.
28. No premises shall have any connection with the pipe or any other fittings
of any other premises connected to any distributing main of the Central Authority
except with the consent in writing of the Central Authority and upon such terms
and conditionslas the Central Authority may impose.
29. No. connection from a distributing main shall be made to any premises
unless the owner shall have satisfied the Central Authority that he has provided,
either by percolation or by suitable connection to a road drain or to such other
drain as may in'the opinion of the Central Authority be suitable, adequate means
of-disposal of waste and sullage water.
30. It shall be lawful for the Central Authority to diS I nnect or suspend the
supply of water to any baths if they be used in such a manner as in the.opinion of
the Central- Au;hoi i i gives'rise or: tends to give rise to waste of.n ater':or undue -
consumption thereOc'f, or ifthie consumption of water by such baths; is prejudicial
to the general supply.








No. 12. Central Water Distribution Authority. 1950.

31. The Central Authority may refuse permission to connect any or all baths
to any distributing main or service pipe.
32. The system of Stores Accounts shall be as directed by the Treasurer.
38. Orders for materials and stores and for work to be carried out by contract
shall be signed by the Chairman or an officer authorised by him.
34. Indents on the Crown Agents for the Colonies shall be prepared and
tansmitted in accordance with the Colonial Regulations and Financial Rules for
the time being in force.
35. The duties of officers and servants of the Central Authority shall be as
the Central Authority may from time to time direct by resolution, a copy of which
shall be certified by.the Chairman and forwarded to the Governor.
36. The ordinary meetings of the Central Authority shall be held at such
times and places as the Chairman shall appoint, and at not less than seven days'
notice in writing.

Passed the Legislative Council this 15th day of May 1950.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.
(J 2/1950)


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[ Price 70 cents. ]


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137


SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY.RULES AND ORDERS,


1950, No. 54.


PRICES CONTROL (AMliEDMENT NO. 19 NOTICE.

(Gazetted 20th June, 1950).


1. Short title. Tkis- Notice may be cited as 'the Prices Control-
(Anmendment No. 19) Notice.
-2. Amendment. Tihe prices set out hereunder are the Maximum prices
S for which the articles enumerated may be sold in the Colony and the F:-,t
Schedule Part B to the Prices Control Order 1947 (S.R. & O. No. 25) is heriby
amended by deleting all the words, figures and symbols occurring in the coiimils
opposite' the articles "Bloaters," "Butter Cooking-Australian, 'Sup'reme
Brand', 'Antelope Brand' Plain,'" Butter Table-Australian, '.Supreme Brand,'
'Plain,' 'Antelope,'" "Beef Corned with Cereal-' K.R. Brand and Smorgcn's
Brand'," Beef Corned-Libbys, "Swift Plate Brand,"-" Sardines, Norwegian
'Norbest Brand," Margarine-Table, Creamtex Brand," "Milk Condensed,
Nestle's," "Tea-Red Rose," and substituting therefore the following:-

FIRST-SCH EDULE--PART B.


Article.


BLOATERS-
BUTTER COOKING-
Australian
'-Suprem&'-Brand'


Antelope Brand

-Plain


BUTTER TABL---
Australian
'Supreme Brand'
Plain


Antelope



$I5S ,46

SJp- w^'A


Mlax.imwn Wholes-ial Price


$2.84 per box of 15 lb

$4.42 per tin of 5 lb
$17-11 per tin of 20 1l -
$43-30 per cs. of 48-1
Stains
$4-19 per tin of 5 lb
$20-29 per tin of 25 lb
$41-50 per .cs. of 48-1
tins
$4'22 per tin of 5 46
$16-24 per tin .of 20 1b

$45-1.9 per cs. of 48--1
. tins
$43-22 per cs; of 48-1
tins
$4-37 per tin of 5 1l
$91-39 per bs. of 100-1,
tins


Maximum Retail Pr"ice.


Area A "
22,- per 16

96 per -1


Area "B "
230 per 1f.

970 per lb


Area "C


Area "C '
24 perf 15.

980 per. I


15 $1-02 per tin $1.03 per tin $1-04 per tin


930 per lb

97i per tin

93 per lb


1b $1.09


940

980,

944


tin $1-1


per 1b

per tin

per lb

0 per tin
) per tin


95- perl.b

99 per tin

95 per lb

$1.11 per tin


lb $1-04 per tin $1.05 per tin $1-06 per tin


$1-00
161 $1-05


per lb $1.01 per lb $1-02 perl b
per tin $1-06 per tin $1-07 per tin


[P. T. 0.]


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.Article.


BEEF CORNED WITH
CEREAL-
'K.R. Brand'

Smorgon's Brand

BEEF CORNED-
Libbys

Swift Plate Brand

SARDINES-
Noiwegian,
'Norbest' Brand
MARGARINE-TABLE
Creamtex Brand
MILK CONDENSED-
'Nestle's'

TEA-RED ROSE-
In 2 oz. pkt3.

S4 "

8 "


Maximum Wholesale Price


$15-37 per cs. of 48-12 oz.
tins
$14-74 per cs. of,48-12 oz.
tins

$22-81 per cs. of 48-12 oz.
-tins
$22-81 per cs. of 48-12 oz.
tins

$19-19 per os. of 100-3%
oz. tins

$1-93 per tin of. 5 lb

$12-54 per cs. of 48-14 oz.
tins

$1-56 per lb

$1-53 per 1b

$1-51 per lb


Maximum Retail Price.


Area,- B"


38 per. tin

36 per tin


56 'per tin

-560 per tin


230 per tin


Area C"


39 per tin

37ce per tin


'


Area "A"'


370 per tin-

35. per tin


55 per tin

550 per tin


220 per tin


44, per lb

2:90 per tin


45 per 'l -i 46 per lb

30 per 1in 31 pe'f tin


Area "A" means"the town-of Kingstown and within one mile thereof.
Area "B" mean's all other places throughout -the Colony -other than those
mentioned in Areas A" and "C ".
Area "C" means all the villages of Overland, Sandy Bay, Owia, Fa-ncy.
Windsor Forest and the St. Viacent Grenadines.

Made by the Competent Authority under section 30 of the Priges ControJ
Order 1947 (S.R. & 0. No. 25) this 20th day of June, 1950.


SA. Y. SPROTT,
Controller of Supplies.


(T 20/1949).


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
E Price 4 cents. ]
1950.


- I


57 per

570 per


24 per tin








COLONIAL TREASURER'S REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1949.



Treasury Chambers,
St. Vincent,
13th November, 1950.

Sir,

I have the honour to submit my report on the Treasury, Customs, and Port
and Excise Department for the financial year ended 31.12.49.

ACCOUNTS OF THE COLONY.

2. Financial Position :
Colony Reserve Fund at 1st January, 1949 ...... ...... ...... ..... $ 96,985
Other Surplus Assets ... ....... ...... ..... ...... ...... 357,43-

454,420
Revenue for the year 1949 ..... .. ...... ...... ...... ..... ..... 1,826,664


Expenditure for the year 1949 (inclusive of expenditure on Colonial
Development and Welfare Schemes)....... ......


Surplus at 31st December, 1949 ...... .......

Less Depreciation in value of investments at 31st December, 1949



'Net surplus assets at 31st December, 1949 (exclusive of the sum of
$125,791 due to this Colony by the Imperial Government on account
of Colonial Development and Welfare Schemes up to 1949 and
exclusive of the Eruption Fund of $120,000.00 loaned to the
Government of St. Lucia in 1948 free of interest for 10 years)

PUBLIC DEBT.
3. The Public Debt of the Colony at 31st December, 1949 was


Debenture Holders for
Land Settlement Purposes Loans, 1932/35
Lowmians/Biabou Water Supply Loan, 1934
Kingstown Board Water Supply Loan, 1930
Public Purposes Loan, 1937 ......
Telephone Reconstruction Loan, 1938 ......
H{ydro-Electric Loan, 1949 ......
Water Supply Loan, 1949


2,281,084

1,802,191


478,893

20,654

$ 458,239


458,239


541,774


...... $ 19,680
4,800
480
43,438
7,200
.120,000
120,000








Crown Agents for
Electric Light, Telephone and Road Loan
Electricity Generating Unit Loan ...... ......

Colonial Development Fund for
Co-operative Arrowroot Association
Road Improvement ...... ......
Housing Scheme ......


. ..... ..... ...... 127,850
...... 17,455


27,294
6,492
11,922


Ice and Cold Storage Plant ...... ...... ........ ..... ...... 7,413
P public H health ...... ............ ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,897
Syrup Investigations ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 3,451

Colonial Development and Welfare Schemes for
Purchase Union Estate, Bequia ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 4,738
Cam den Park Estate ...... ...... ..... ..... ...... ... ...... ...... 8,820
Portion of Island of Canouan ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 8,798

$ 541,778
Accumulated funds towards redemption of above ...... ...... ...... ...... 153,797

N et Public D ebt ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... $ 387,981

which includes the sum of $480 for the Kingstown Board and $27,294 for the
Co-operative Arrowroot Association for which the Colony is only responsible in
case of default by either of those Bodies.

REVENUE.
4. The approved total Estimate of Revenue, $1,788,655, was subdivided as
follows :-
Socal R revenue ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... $1,310,853
Reimbursement on account of Colonial Development Schemes ...... 477,802

1,788,655

While the actual Receipts for local Revenue were in excess of the Estimated
amount by $326;521, the Receipts from Colonial Development and Welfare Schemes
totalled only $189,290, a deficit of $288,512 thus causing a net increase of $38,009.
The main items which were responsible for the increase in local Revenue and
the amounts realized are tabulated below :-
Iead I Customs


Im port Duties .... ...... ...... ...... ...... $445,123
Warehouse Rent ...... ...... ...... 5,165


Head II Port and Harbour Dues'
Tonnage Dues ...... .... .... ...... 8,809
Port Dues ...... .... ... ..... .... 3,367


450,288


12,176


.... B- " '7









Head XI Licences
Excise Duty on Rum ...... ...... ...... ...... 124,947
Incom e Tax ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 212,407
Other Internal Revenue ...... ...... ...... 95,914

Head IV Fees of Court ...... ......
Head V Post Office ...... ......
VI Electricity and Telephones ...... ......
IX Miscellaneous Receipts ...... ..


The following items were less than anticipated
Head I Customs
Export Duty ..... ......


Head III Licences
Liquor ...... ......
Motor Vehicles etc .......
Land and House Tax......


433,268

97,552
348,242
93,310
1,540

$1,436,376


...... $1,408


579
...... 1,976
...... 1,887


VII Rent of Government Property
VIII Interest ...... ...... ......
X Sales and Leases of Crown Lands ......


EXPENDITURE.
The following table shows the amounts estimated for expenditure :
Ordinary Expenditure ............
Public Works Extraordinary ...... .
Loans from General Revenue ...... ...
Post War Expenditure ...... ...... ......
Colonial Development and Welfare Schemes ...... ....


5,850

896
590
2,165

$9,501


$1,171,811
91,578
10
11,926
477,802

$1,753,127


Of the above Estimates, with the exception of Public Works Extraordinary,
expenditure fell below expectation. The tabular Summary hereunder will
illustrate the position :-


Ordinary Expenditure
Public Works Extraordinary
Loans from General Revenue
Post War Expenditure
Colonial Development and Welfare Schem es


More than Less than
785,249
23,249
10
156
189,083

$ 23,249 $974,498


..... ..... ...
...... ......








The detailed position with respect to ordinary .expenditure shows that
excesses occurred as shown hereunder :-

Head I Charge on account of Public Debt ...... ...... ...... 914
II Pensions ...... ... ...... ...... .. ...... 7,379
IV Government Office ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 2,592
V Agricultural Department ...... ... ...... ...... 13,058
IX Electricity & Telephone ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 18,546
X Judicial Departments ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,933
XV Medical Department ...... .. ..... ...... ...... 37,997
XVI M miscellaneous ...... ...... .. ...... ...... ...... 68,329
XVIII Post Office .... ... ..... ..... ...... ...... ...... 878
XIX Post War Expenditure ...... ...... ...... ...... 157
X X Prison ...... ...... ...... ...... ..... ...... 8,991
XXII Public Works Extraordinary ...... ...... ...... ...... 23,249
XXIII Public Works Recurrent ...... ...... ...... ...... 50,605
XXIV St. Vincent Grenadines District ...... ...... ...... ...... 2,537
XXV Social Welfare, Poor Relief and District
Adm inistration ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 2,037
XXVI Subventions ...... ...... ...... ...... .... ...... ...... 383
XXVII Treasury; Customs, Port and EKcise ...... ...... ...... 7,462

$247,047


Savings resulted under the following items :
Head III Governor and Legislature ...... .......... ...... .... 102
VI Audit Departm ent ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 856
VII Colonial Development and Welfare Schemes ...... ...... 189,082
VIII Education Department ...... ...... .. ...... .... 555
XI Labour Administration ...... ...... ..... ...... ...... 1,390
XII Legal Department ...... ...... ...... ..... ...... 107
XIII Loans from General Revenue ...... ...... ...... ...... 10
XIV Local Forces ...... ...... ..... ...... ...... 410
X VII Police ...... .... ..... ... .. .... .... ...... ...... 5,424
XXI Public Works Department ...... ..... ..... ...... 45

$197,981



COMPARISONS.

6. The Revenue for the year 1949 showed an increase of $344,343 as compared
with the Revenue for 1948.
R revenue 1948 ...... ...... ...... ...... .... .. .... ...... ..... $1,482,321
R revenue 1949 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,826,664

Increase ... ...... ..... .... ..... ... .. ...... ...... $ 344,343








The expenditure for the year however was $344,285 more than in the year 1948
as indicated below :-
Expenditure 1948 ...... ........... ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,457,967
Expenditure 1949 ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,802,192

Increase ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... $ 344,285


The statement below reveals the relative position of local expenditure which
increased greatly in 1949 and exceeded the 1948 figure by $274,261.
1948


1949


Gross Expenditure
Expenditure on Colonial Development and
Welfare Schemes, Post War Expenditure
and Central Housing and Planning Authority



Gross Expenditure
Expenditure on Post War Expenditure, Colonial
Development and Welfare Schemes and Central
Housing and Planning Authority


1,457,907


238,778 1,219,129



1,862,192


388,892 1,493,399

274,261


SAVINGS BANK.
7. At the close of the year depositors numbered 2546 as compared with 2449
in the previous year. The rate of interest was 21/2% per annum and a sum of
$12,133 being interest due was credited to depositors' accounts at 31st December,
while the sum of $389 was paid out as interest on accounts closed during the year.
Interest received from Investments was $14,889 and the aggregate of invested
funds and funds on loan at the end of the year stood at $449,806. Deposits and
Withdrawals during the year were $228,699 and $223,785 respectively.
The following comparison illustrates the position of the Savings Bank in 1949
as compared with the previous five years :-


No. of Depositors
2,046
2,170
2,323
2,455
2,448
2,546


Deposits
$159,115
153,629
183,730
162,082
225,639
228,699


Withdrawals
$115,906
98,702
153,322
169,920
182,359
223,785


CUSTOMS.
8. The total amount of Imports and Exports which was $5,293,098 in 1949
exceeded the 1948 total by $432,018. Bullion and Specie were not exported during
the year under review. The tabular statement hereunder gives the statistics of
Imports, Exports and total Trade over the last seven year :


Year
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949








Year Imports Exports Total Trade
1943 $1,571,002 795,715 2,364,717
1944 2,033,995 980,962 3,014,957
1945 1,835,275 924,931 2,760,206
1946 2,162,386 1,@37,054 3,199,440
1947 3,374,674 1,126,306 4,586,986
1948 2,992,524 1,868,456 4,860,080
1949 3,158,399 2,134,789 5,293,089

EXCISE BRANCH.
9. The output of Rum from Mount Bentinck Distillery which was the only
one operated during the year was 45236.1 proof gallons as compared with 62856.0
proof gallons in 1948, a decrease of 17619.9 proof gallons.
The quantity of rum for home consumption on whiah excise duty was paid
was 79044.3 proof gallons as compared with 43291.1 proof gallons during the
previous year, an increase of 35753.2 proof gallons.
Rum exported during the year was 576.4 proof gallons.

< SHIPPING.
10. 259 Steam Vessels of a total net tonnage of 428855 tons entered at the
Port of Kingstown during the year, of which 121 totalling 237015 tons were of
British Registry and 138 totalling 191,840 tons were Foreign.
258 Steam Vessels of a total net tonnage of 425342 tons cleared from the Port
of Kingstown during the year, 116 totalling 232090 being of British Registry and 142
totalling 193252 tons of Foreign Registry.
512 Sailing Vessels of British Registry and of a total net tonnage of 19162 tons
entered at the Ports in the Colony during the year.
506 Sailing Vessels of British Registry totalling 18981 tons cleared from Ports
in the Colony during the year.
2 Sailing Vessels totalling 66 tons were registered at this Port during the year.
48 Planes of a. net tonnage of 144 tons entered at the Diamond Air Port during
the year. 48 Planes of a net tonnage of 144 tons cleared at Diamond Air Port.
These figures do not include naval and military planes.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Yeur obedient servant,

BERNARD GIBBS,
Acting Colonial Treasurer.
His Honour,
The Administrator,
Government Office.




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