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Title: Saint Vincent government gazette
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Title: Saint Vincent government gazette
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Physical Description: v. : ; 35 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Saint Vincent
Publisher: G.P.O.
Place of Publication: Kingstown, St. Vincent
Kingstown St. Vincent
Publication Date: February 13, 1951
Frequency: weekly
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Subject: Gazettes -- Periodicals -- Saint Vincent   ( lcsh )
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legislation   ( marcgt )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1, no. 1 (1868)-v. 112, no. 48 (Tues., 23 Oct. 1979)
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 111, no. 1 (Tues., 3 Jan. 1978); title from caption.
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    Bill for an Ordinance to provide for establishment of Local Authorities for Towns and Villages
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    Bill for an Ordinance to amend the Teachers Pensions Ordinance 1944
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    Bill for an Ordinance to amend the Fishing Nets Ordinance, Chapter 171
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    Bill for an Ordinance to ensure that owners and occupiers of Agricultural Land fulfil their responsibilities to the community by managing their land in such a manner as to prevent erosion and ruination of the soil
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    Bill for an Ordinance to amend the Public Property Insurance Ordinance, Cap. 195
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    Bill for an Ordinance to amend the Medical Officers Ordinance, Cap. 114
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    Bill for an Ordinance further to amend the Land Acquisition Ordinance, 1946
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    Bill for an Ordinance to provide for the Taking of an annual census of Agricultural Products and Livestock in the Colony
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    Bill for an Ordinance to amend the Public Library Ordinance, 1950
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    Statutory Rules and Ordinances No. 10: The Income Tax (Payment by Government Employees and Pensioners) Rules, 1951
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    Statutory Rules and Ordinances No. 11: The Prices Control (Amendment No. 9) Notice, 1951 -13th February, 1951
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    Returns showing quantity and value of the principle articles imported into St. Vincent, and principal exports from St. Vincent for the month of April, 1949... published on 13th February, 1951
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SAI NT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT


GAZETiTE


VOL. 84.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY, 1951. [No. 9.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.

No. 69.
VISIT OF U.K. TRADE COMMISSIONER.

Information has been received that
Mr. AUBREY R. STACK, United King-
dom Trade Commissioner for Trinidad,
Barbados, Bermuda, British Guiana,
Leeward and Windward Islands will be
paying an official visit to St. Vincent
this month. Mr. STARCK whose head-
quarters is in Trinidad expects to Errive
by air on 22nd February and leave on
27th February, 1951.
13th February, 1951.


No. 70.
PROBATIONARY APPOINTMENTS.

CAMDEN PARK EXPERIMENT STATION.

Mr. EMMANUEL FRANCIS as Head
Stockman, Camden Park Experiment
Station, on probation for a period of six
months in the first instance with effect
from 1st February, 1951.
13th February, 1951.
(P. F. 553).

No. 71.
OVERSEER OF ROADS.

Mr. H. M. HORNE, as ain Overseer of
Roads,. Public Works Department, on


probation for a period of one year with
effect from 1st February, 1951.
13th February, 1951.
(P. F. 554).


No. 72.


SECONDMENT.


With rel'erence to Government Notice
No. 38 ot 23rd January, 1951, Mr. E. H.
N. LABOBDS, Senior Clerk, has been
seconded to the Treasury, &c. Depart-
iient (Cnstoms Branch) with effect from
30th January, 1951, and until further
notice.
13th February, 1951.
(P. F. 102).

No. 73.
Mr. N. E. VENNNaR, Senior Clerk,
Treasury &c. Department, (Customs
Branch) to the Organisation and Meth-
ods Survey, with effect from 5th Feb-
ruary, 1951 and until further notice.
13th February, 1951.
(P. F. 167).
No. 74.
RESUMPTION.

With reference to Government Notice
No. 17 of 9th January, 1951, Mr. B. B.
GITTENS, Principal Clerk. Audit Depart-
ment with effect from 5th February,
1951.
Mr. GITTENS has been seconded to-
the Organisation and Methods Survey


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48 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY, 1951.-(No. 9).


from the above date and until further
notice.
13th February, 1951.
(P. F. 293).

No. 75.
LEAVE NOTICES.

VACATION LEAVE.

Mr. HERBERT I. BONADIE, Inspector
of Supplies, six months' vacation leave
with effect from 1st February, 1951.
13th February, 1-951.
.(P. F. 546).

No. 76.
EXTENSION OF LEAVE.

With reference to Government Notice
No. 429 of 5th September, 1950, Mr.
R. S. MINORS, Junior Clerk, (Treasury.
*&c. Department-Customs Branch), six
months' extension of leave without pay
with effect from 5th February, 1951.
13th February, 1951.
(P. F. 296).

No. 77.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.

The undermentioned person has been
.appointed a Justice of the Peace for the
Colony, with effect from 2nd February,
1951:-
CORNELIUS F. BROWNE, Esq.,-Head
Teacher, Marriaqua Government
School.
13th February, 1951.
(J. 8/48).

No. 78.
RESIGNATION.

Mr. GEORGE A. PHILLIPS, Acting
Clerk to the Veterinary Officer, Wind-
ward Islands, with effect from 16th
February, 1951.
13th February, 1951.
(P.F. 497).


No. 79.


LEGISLATION.


The under-mentioned Bills which
were given first reading on 1st February,
1951, are published with this issue of
the Gazette and may be seen at the Gov-
eirnment Office, Kingstown Library, Dis-
trict Post Offices, Police Stations and at
all Revenue Offices:-


Bill for an Ordinance to provide for
the establishment of Local Auth-
orities for Towns and Villages.
(D 10/1949).
Bill for an Ordinance to amend the
Teachers Pensions Ordinance
1944.
(E 20/1945).
Bill for an Ordinance to amend the
Fishing Nets Ordinance, Chapter
171.
(B9/1942).
Bill for an Ordinance to ensure that
owners and occupiers of Agricul-
tural Land fulfil their responsi-
bilities to the community by man-
aging their land in such a man-
ner as to prevent erosion and
ruination of the soil.
(B 33/1949).
Bill for an Ordinance to amend the
Public Property Insurance Or-
dinance, Cap. 195.
(F 2/1940).
Bill for an Ordinance to amend the
Medical Officers Ordinance, Cap
114.


(M 24/1950).
Bill for an Ordinance
amend the Land
Ordinance, 1946.


further to
Acquisition


Bill for an Ordinance to provide for
the taking of an annual census of
Agricultural Products and Live-
stock in the Colony.
Bill for an Ordinance to amend the
Public Library Ordinance, 1950.
(E 15/1948).
.13th February, 1951.

No. 80.
The following documents are publish-
ed with this issue of the Gazette:-
S.R. & O. No. 10.-The Income Tax
(Payment by Government Em-
ployees and Pensioners) Rules,
1951.
S.R. & 0. No. 11.--The Prices Control
(Amendment No. 9) Notice, 1951.
(T. 20/1949).
13th February, 1951.


No. 81.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.

Returns showing quantity and value
of the principal articles imported into
St. Vincent, and principal exports from
St. Vincent for the month of April,
1949, copies of which may also be seen
at the Government Office, Kingstown













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY, 1951.-(No. 9). 49


Library, and at all Revenue Offices and 2. The object of this course is to pro-
Police Stations, are published as a Sup- duce good peasant farmers through a
plement to this Gazette. two-year course of training.
13th February, 1951. 3. The first year will be spent in re-
(T. 16/1948). eeiving practical instruction on the
Station, and apprentices will be expected
No. 82. to perform the manual tasks assigned to
them in demonstration of farming
CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN OF methods. A test will be set students at
GOODS EXPORTED TO GERMAN'. the end of the first year, and only
successful candidates will be permitted
The German Authorities have indi- to continue the course.
-cated that they require Certificates of 4. The second year's training will
Origin countersigned by some recognized include the operation of A Model Hold-
body or authority for all imports into ing under the supervision of the Officer-
Germany. Local Exporters are accord- in-Charge.
ingly informed that the appropriate 5. Accommodation will be provided
"Authority" to countersign Certificates at Camden Park and Apprentices will
of Origin in respect of goods which may receive a maintenance allowance of $312
be exported from St.Vincent to Ger- receive a maintenan allowance of $312
many will be the Controller of Supplies. allowe r ance of $144 per annum.personal
allowance of $144 per annum.
8th February, 1951. 6. No obligation on the part of the
(C. 27/50). Department of Agriculture to provide
employment or to establish apprentices
No: 83. on holdings on the completion of the
BICYCLES FOR SALE. course is implied.
-7. Applications should be addressed to
Two (2) second-hand bicycles former- the Superintendent of Agriculture,
ly used by the Treasury Department and Kingstown and should reach this office
Government Office will be put up for not later than 15th March, 1951.
sale by auction at 12.30 p.m. on Satur- 8. Applicants should state their educa-
day, 24th February, 1951 in the Treas- tional qualifications and agricultural
ury yard. experience, and the facilities for estab-
13th February, 1951. fishing themselves as farmers when the
(W. 37/F1950.) period of training ends.
(W. 37/1950.)


No. 84.
DECLARATION UNDER SECTION 2 (1)
(h) OF THE PENSIONS ORDINANCE
NO. 16 OF 1948.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF THE
WEST INDIES.

IT IS HEREBY NOTIFIED for general
information that the Secretary of State
for the Colonies by virtue of the powers
vested in him under section 2 (1) (h) of
the Pensions Ordinance, No. 16 of 1948,
has declared service with the University
College of the West Indies to be "public
service" for the purposes of the said Or-
dinance.
13th February, 1951.
,(E. 6/50).

No. 66.
APPRENTICESHIP COURSE, CAMDEN
PARK EXPERIMENT STATION.

Applications are invited for candidates
for the 1951-53 Apprenticeship Course
.at the Camden Park Experiment Station,
St. Vincent.


7th February, 1951.
(B. 35/1945 (A)).


By Command,

A. V. KING,
Acting Gorcrnment Secretary.

GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
13th February., 1951.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.


AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT
NOTICE.

SALE OF CATTLE, GOATS, SHEEP AND
PIGS AT CAMDEN PARK EXPERI-
MENT STATION.

It is notified for general information
that the following animals will be put
up for sale by Public Auction at the
Camden Park Exp riment Station, on














50 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 13-FEBRUARY, 1951.-(No. 9).


-Wqdnesday,. 28th February, 1951, at
1.30 p.m. sharp :-
2: battle,
2, Gqoats,
.8. Sheep,
2'9 Pigs.

2'. Terms of Sale CASH on delivery.

S3. The above-mentioned :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.
M, A. G. HANSCHELL,
Superintendent of Agriculture.
12th February, 1951.
B. 1/1949).


FOR SALE.

It is hereby notified for general infor-
mation that there will be put for sale by
public auction on Wednesday, 28th
February, 1951, at the Police Station,
Georgetown:-
175 dry coconuts.
W. I. RANDOLPH,
Lt.-Colonel,
Superintendent of Police.
8th February, 1951.
(A. 47/50).


POST OFFICE NOTICE.

It is notified for general information
that St. Vincent West Indies University
Commemorative ten porary issue stamps
in 3 cents and 12 cents denomination
will be issued on 16th February, 1951
and will remain on issue for a period of
3 months or until stocks are'exhausted.
2. The current St. Vincent stamps in
permanent issue of these two denomi-
nations will be withdrawn from sale,
while tho West Indies University Com-
memorative Stamps remain in issue.
3. The lower value of the temporary
Comnimmorative issue depicts the "Arms
of the College" and the higher vnlue a
full length portrait of H.R.HI. Princess
ALICE seated in her robes as Chancellor.
Both values bear the Royal cypher and
the wording "University College of the
West Indies."

G. ELFORD WILLIAMS,
Colonial Posmnas!er.

General Pest Office,
St. Vincent,
30th January, 1951.
(Q. 2/1950.)


INCOME TAX NOTICES.

TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Every person concerned, not being a.
Government Officer, is hereby reminded
that the latest date for the submission of
income tax returns for assessment in the
year 1951 is. the 31st March, and that
failure to give notice of chargeability is
an pffence againstthe Income Tax Ordin-
,ance,, rendering the person concerned
liable on conviction to a fine not. exceed-
ing FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY
DOLLARS.
2. EVERY PERSON whose income,
accruing in, derived from the Colony or
elsewhere and whether received in the
Colony or not for the preceding year,
exceeded the statutory limit of 480 is
required to submit a return in the pre-
scribed form, notwithstanding that on
account of approved deductions no tax
may eventually be chargeable, and par-
ticular attention is directed to the fact
that the term "income" is deemed to
include not only money but also allow-
ances in kind.
3. Efforts are being made to send
blank return forms to such persons. It
is to be clearly understood, however,
that a person is not exonerated from the
statutory liability to make a return even
though that person may not have re-
ceived a blank form, which may be ob-
tained, on application, at the Revenue
Offices at Georgetown, Barrouallie,
Bequia and Union Island, or, in the
other districts from the Police Station
situate therein. These forms may also
be obtained from the Income Tax Office,
Kingstown, where any person requiring
information in connection therewith is
invited to enquire.
4. The form, correctly completed,
should be accompanied by all necessary
supporting statements. Specimens of
the form of account required from small
traders and from occupiers or cultivators
of land will be supplied on request.


TO TRADERS, BUSINESSMEN AND
PROFESSIONAL MIEN.

Attention is directed to the provisions
of Sections 73 and 68 of ihe Income Tax
Ordinance No. 23 of 1948 which read as
follows:-


"73. Any person engaged
in anytrade, business or
profession shall keep in
the Englisli lang age pro-
per l)ool;s of account s:fli-
cient to record all tra1is-
actions nccess;;ry in order


Traders,.
etc., to
keep
accounts.
in Eng-
lish













SAlrl' VINCENT, TUESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY, 1951.-(No. 9). 51


to ascertain the gains and
profits made or the loss
incurred in each such
trade, business or profes-
sion, and any such person
who fails to comply with
this provision shall be
guilty of an offence, and
in addition to any penalty
incurred he shall be liable
to pay any tax to which
he may. be assessed under
the provisions of this
Ordinance."
" 68. Any person guilty of
an offence against this
Ordinance shall be liable
on summary conviction
before a Magistrate, to a
fine not exceeding four
hundred and eighty
dollars, and in default of
payment to imprisonment,
with or without hard
labour, for any term not
exceeding six months".


Penal-
ties for
offences


2. The Commissioners of Income Tax
intend to enforce the provisions of the
sections referred to above.
V. C. JOSSE,
Income Tax Oficer.
Income Tax Office,
Kingstown,
29th December, 1950.



CUSTOMS NOTICES.

The undermentioned goods have been


seized for a breach of section 48 (2)
Cap. 183 :-
One Sheep.
One Cock.
31st January, 1951.


The undermentioned goods have been
seized for a breach cf section 90 Cap.
183- ,
Three (3) Kegs Paint.
BERNARD GIBBS.
Collector of Customis.
Customs,
8th. February, 1951.



TREASURY NOTICES.

KINGSTOWN BOARD ASSESSMENT
ROLL, 1951.

Under the provisions of Section 61 of
the Kingstown Board Ordinance 1897.
notice is hereby given that the original
assessment list of the Kingstown Board
for the current year may be seen at the
Treasury, Kingstown, between the 1st
day of March and 31st day of May next
and attendance will be given during that
period for receiving the rates and taxes
fixed by the Board.

BERNARD GIBBS,
Acting Colonial Treasurer.
Treasury Chambers,
St. Vincent.
1st February, 1951.


LAND AND HOUSE TAX NOTICES.

Notice is hereby given that the under-mentioned persons having become
defaulters under. the "Land & House Tax Ordinance" their properties having
been levied upon will be offered for Sale at 12 o'clock noon' on Saturday, 17th
February, 1951, at the Treasury for the recovery of Taxes due thereon.
C. B. GIBBS,
Colonial Treasurer (Acting).
Treasury,
St. Vincent,
26th January, 1951.
DISTRICT III


Names
Jack, Luther
Henry, Christiana
Finch, Caroline
Williams, Alice
Gibson, Adeatha Jane
Joseph, Esther
Lawrence, Albertha
Samuel, Leonard
Cordice, Laura
DaSantos, Alban


Situation of Property
Chauncey
Lowmans (Ld)
Questelles
Lowmans
Campden Park
Castle Grant
Chauncey
Clare Valley
Layou Hill
Montrose


Description of Property
1 House Spot
1 House
20 Poles
1 House
1 House spot
2 Roods
1 House
1 acre
1 House
1 House














52 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY, 1951.-(No. 9).


Lewis, Letitia
Matthews, James


Doyle, James
Mason, Ruth
Stapleton, Wilfred
Ferdinand, Adina
Ferdinand Joseph
Lockhart, Rupert
Providence, Edward
Thomas, Henry
Wickham, James
Patrick, John


DISTRICT IV
Mason River
Rutland Vale

DISTRICT V
Rose Bank
Richmond Vale
Rose Hall


Belmont
Rose Bank
Rose Hall
Coull's Hill
Spring


1 Rood
1 acre


House spot
House
House
acre 1 Rood
House spot
acre 2 Rds 4 Poles
Acres, 2 Roods 25 Poles
House
House
acres, 2 Rds. 32 Poles


PRINTED BY THE GOVENRMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price 24 cents. ]


















SAINT VINCENT.

No. of-1951.







BILL FOR


AN ORDINANCE to. provide. for the establishment of Local
Authorities for Towns and Villages.


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

1. This Ordinance may be cited as-the Local Government Short title,
Ordinance, 1951.

2. In this Ordinance unless the context otherwise requires- Interpretation.
"local authority "'means the town boards, and-village councils
constituted under this Ordinance;
"local Government Officer" means the local Government
,Officer appointed under section 3 of this Ordinance;
by-law means any by-law made under the authority of this
Ordinance or of any other Ordinance, and for the time
being in force;
." resident" nieans in relation to the district in respect of
which a residence qualification is claimed, being ordinarily
resident in the district for a period of twelve mnonlthl oi
more previous to the date of registration aiid. l iule the
completion of such period of residence not having been-
ordinarily resident in any other place' outside the district
for a period of twelve months or more.
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2 '~r.~ --


Local Government.


Appointment
and duties of
Local
Government
Officer.


LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICER.
3. ,(1) For the purposes of this Ordinance the Governor may
appoint an officer to be known as the Local Government Officer
. to whom shall be entrusted the responsibility for local authorities
under this Ordinance and who shall be. invested with the powers
-duties and functions hereinafter mentioned.
(2) The Local Government Officer shall-
(a) superintend all urban and village districts in the Colony
and exercise general powers of supervision and inspection
over the several local authorities constituted by this
Ordinance;
(b) advise the Governor in connection with all matters
relating to localauthdrities;
(c) advise and assist Ipcal authorities in the performance of
their duties under this Ordinance;
(d) -perform such other duties as the Governor may from time
to time either generally or specifically direct.

DIVISION OF COLONY INTO DISTRICTS AND THE CREATION
OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES.


. Division of 4. (1) For the purposes of this Ordinance the Colony with
Colony into exclusion of the Town of Kingstown, may be divided into districts
Districts, to be called respectively-
(a) urban districts; and
(b) village districts.
(2) The urban districts and village districts shall respectively
-be subject to the jurisdiction of local authorities called town
-' boards and village councils, invested with the powers mentioned
in this Ordinance.

Georgetown, 5. The towns of Georgetown, Calliaqua, Layou, Barrouallie,
Calliaqua, Chateaubelair and Port Elizabeth shall be urban districts and
Layou,- there shall be in and for each of the aforesaid towns a body
Barrouallie,, corporate to be called respectively the Georgetown Town Board,
Chateaubelair the Calliaqua Town Board, the Layou Town Board,,the Barrouallie
and Port / Town Board, the' Chaleaubelair Town Board and the Port
Elizabeth to be. Elizabeth ToQwn Board which Boards shall be the local authorities
urban districts. for the government of the said towns.

Powers of 6. (1) The Governor in Council may by drder published in
Governor in the Gazette declare any area in the Colony to be an urban or
Council to village district for the purposes of this Ordinance and may define
create urban lhe boundaries of such district and also of any district created by
and village .this C.di.jian1ce and may alter, restrict, or enlarge the same.
districts and (2) The Governor in Council may at any time declare that
define \ any urban or village district shall cease to be sAeh district for the
boundaries. purposes of this Ordinance and may make any orders necessary to
give effect to the declaration.


- No.. .


1951


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,Local Government.


CONSTITUTION 'OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
7. In every area declared by the Governor in Council to be
a Village district under the preceding section there shall be
established a Village Council by the name as the case may be of
the Village Council of...................................................... (nam ing the
-particular village- district) which shall be the local authority for
the government of the village district to which, it refers.

8. (1) Every local authority'shall have an office in the
district under-its jurisdiction and shall be entitledin its corporate
Same .to make contracts, to sue and be sued, to acquire, hold, -
mortgage and dispose of all property real or personal, movable or
immovable.
(2) Each local authority shall have perpetual succession and
an official seal which shall be judicially noticed and such seal
"shall be authenticated by the signature of the Chairman.
(3) Until a local authority obtains a seal in accordance with
the provisions-of the preceding subsection a stamp. bearing the
corporate name of such local authority and authenticated as-
Saforesaid may be used instead of such a seal. *

9. A local authority constituted under this Ordinance shall
consist of six members of whom three shall form a quorum.


10. Members of a local authority may be either wholly
elected in accordance with the provisions for election hereinafter
contained or partly elected and partly nominated by the
Governor : Provided that at least four of. the number of
members constituting the local authority shall be elected.

FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
11. It shall be the general duty of a local authority -within
Sthe district for which it is constituted to provide for the collection
and expenditure, for the benefit of such district of all the moneys
-authbrised by law to be raised'for such'purpose; to provide for
the good government and improvement of, to enforce the
provisions of this Ordinance or-any other law relating thereto;
and without prejudice to the generality of these provisions it
shall be the duty of a local authority-
(a) to let all public lands within or appertaining to the
district and to collect the rents thereof;
(b) to apply the net amount of all moneys collected in paying.
Small expenses incurred by the local authority under this
Ordinance, and also in repairing, cleansing, draining and
otherwise maintaining in good order the streets and
other public places, the water works, buildings, works and
boundary lines and marks of or belonging to the district
S and also in payment of any other expenditure required by
this Ordinance;


Village
Councils.


Capacity of
Local
Authorities.










Local
Authority to
consist of six
members.
Local
Authority
either wholly
elected or
partly ,
nominated.

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of local
authorities.


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tc) to keep accounts of all assessments made and -moneys
S collected and disbursements paid by the local authority;
(d) to deliver copies.or abstracts of all'such accounts to the
Government Auditor at least once each year, and to the
S Governor whenever he may direct;
(e) to make detailed lists of the houses and -plots of land in
the district and of the occupants or owners thereof, and-
to deliver the same or copies thereof when required to the
Governor;
(f) to -enter into any contracts as the purposes of this
Ordinance may require;
(g) to preserve and maintain the boundary lines and marks of
the district;
S(h) to perform such other duties, relating to the district, as
the Governor may. direct.

CHAIRMAN, DEPUTY-CHAIRMAN AND TENURE OF
OFFICE OF MEMBERS.
First meeting of 12. (1) At the first greeting of a local authority whichshall
local Authority be held within twenty-one days of its constitution the members
after ., present and voting hall elect by ballot one member not being a
constitution. public officer to be the Chairman to hold office for one year.
(2) A retiring Chairman shall be eligible for re-election:
Provided that no person shall be eligible for election as.Chairman
more than two consecutive times.

Powers and 13. (1) The Chairman shall preside at every meeting of the
duties of local authority, and shall have such-other functions and powers
Chairman. as may be from time to time be assigned to him by the local
authority.
(2) A Chairman shall have an original vote, and, in case of
an- equal division of votes among-the members of a local authority
on any question he shall have a second or casting vote.
(3) A local authority may, from time to time, appoint any
member thereof to act as Deputy Chairman during-the illness or
absence of the Chairman.
(4) A Deputy-Chairman may, while acting as such, do all acts
which the Chairman as such might do.

Tenure of 14, (1) The tenure of office of any member of a local authority
office, constituted under this Ordinance shall unless the said authority
be sooner-dissolved be'of two-year's duration.
(2) A member of a local authority who is elected or
nominated in the place of a member who has not served his full
term of office shall hold office in the same manner and for the
same time as the. member in whose place 'he is .elected or
nominated would have held it.
(3) Any retiring member shall be eligible for re-election.


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QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMPtERS OF LOCAL AUTHORITY.
15. No person shallbe qualified to be elected as a member of Qualifications
,a local authority unless he- of members of
(a) is a British subject; a local .
(b) has attained the age of twenty-one years; authority.
(c) can read and write the English Language;
:" (d) is not a ..lnatic so found by any law in force in' the
Colony, and
(e) is a resident of the district for which he seeks election.

16. (1) If any member of the local authority- Forfeiture of
(a) -becomes bankrupt, or seat by
(b) has not on the 31st day of December in any year attended member.
at least six meetings of the'local authority during the
preceding twelve months or duringg his tenure of office in,
such fnoilths unless hie has-been absent owing to-ill health
or with the leave of the local authority;-
(c) is absent from the Colony; for' more than thirty days
without leave of the local authority;-
(d) is in any part of His ,Majesty's dominions or in any
territory under His Majesty's protection convicted of
per-jury or sentenced to death or pelial servitude or
imprisonment for a 'term exceeding twelve months, or
(e) holds-any office or place of profit in the gift or disposal of
the local authority, or -
(f) has directly or indirectly, by himself or his partner, any
shale or interest in any contract or employment with, by,
oron behalf of the local authority,
-he shall cease, to be a member of the local authority and his seat
shall thereupon become vacant and a notification of the fadts and
circumstances of such vacancy shall be published in the Gazette
and in the case of a nominated member, sentto the Governor,
(2) A person shall iot cease to- be a member of the local
authority nor be deemed for the purposes of subparagraphs (e)
and (f) of the preceding subsection to have any share or interest
in any contracts or employment with 'the local authority by
reason only of his having any share or any interest in-
(a) any lease, sale, or-purchase of land, or any agreement for
the same; or ,
(b) any agreement for the loan of money or any security for
tle payment of money only; or
rc) any newspaper in which any advertisement relating to the
affairs of the local authority is published, or
-(d) .any contract with- the local authority for lighting or
insuring against fire any part of tlie district; or'. .
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Resignation of
member.


17. Any member of the local authority may resign his seat
'by giving fourteen days notice in writing to the Chairman.


WARDEN AND OTHER OFFICERS. OF LOCAL AUTHORITY.
Appointment of 18. (1) Subject to the provisions hereinafter contained, a
Warden and local authority may, from time to time, subject to the approval of
Deputy the Governor, appoint some fit and proper person to-be Warden,
-Warden. who shall hold office during the pleasure of the Governor.
(2) In the case of the illness or absence of a Warden, a local
authority mhy appoint some fit and proper person to be. Deputy
Warden.
(3) A Deputy Warden shall hold office during the pleasure of
the local authority.
(4) All things required or authorised by law to be done by a
Warden, may be done by a Deputy Warden.

Powers and 19. (1) The Warden shall be the chief executive officer of a
duties of local authority, and shall have all such powers and perform all
Warden. such duties as are or may be conferred and imposed upon him by
W this or any other Ordinance, or by any regulation, by-law, or order
of a. local authority.
(2) The Warden shall attend the meetings of the local
authority and of every Committee thereof, and shall keep
minutes of the proceedings at every such meeting.
(3) Every Warden shall reside in the district to which he is
appointed.

Salary of 20. Subject to the provisions hereinafter contained, a
Warden. Warden shall receive such salary and give such security for the
due performance of his duties as may be determined by the local
authority with the approval of the Governor in Council. The
salary so determined shall be -paid from the funds of the local
authority by which he is employed.

Appointment '21. (1) A local authority may, from time to time, appoint
etc., of other such other officers and servants as may be required for the
officers of local efficient administration of the affairs of the district.
authority. (2) Every such officer or servant shall hold office during the
pleasure of the, local authority.
(3) Every such officer or servant shall receive such salary
and shall perform such duties as may from time to time be
assigned to him by the local authority.


Security by
officers and
servants.
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22. (1) A local authority may require any officer or servant
appointed by them to give such security, as they may think
proper, for the true and faithful performance of the duties of his
office, and for the due accounting for, paying over;,and delivering
up of all moneys, goods, and chattels which may come into his
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(2) No officer or servant of the local authority shall be
entitled to claim more than a month's notice of the termination
of his employment, .and a local authority shall have no power to
make any agreement for service involving a longer notice or any
claim for pension or compassionate allowance.

23. (1) Every officer or servant appointed by a. local
authority shall, at stich times during the continuance of his office,
or within thirty days after his ceasing to hold it, and in such
manner as the local authority may direct, deliver to the local
authority, or as they may direct, a true account in-writing of all
matters committed to his charge and of his receipts and payments,
with vouchers, and a list of persons from whom moneys are due
for the purposes of this Ordinance in connection with this office,
showing the amount due from each.
(2) Every such officer or servant shall pay all moneys due
from him to the Treasurer or as the local authority may direct.
(3) If any such officer or servant-
(a) refuses or neglects to deliver any account or list which he
ought to deliver, or any voucher relating thereto, or to
make any payment which he ought to make; or
(b) after three days' notice in writing signed by the Chairman
and one member or by three members of a local authority,
given or left at his usual or last known place of abode,
refuses or neglects to deliver to the local --authority,
anything whatsoever which he ought to deliver, or to give
satisfaction respecting it to the local authority,
the Magistrate of the district- may, on the complaint of the
Chairman or any other member of the local authority, by
summary order, require him to make such delivery or payment, or
to give such satisfaction, and if he shall fail to make such delivery
or payment, or to give such satisfaction, he shall be guilty of an
offence against this Ordinance.
(4) Nothing in this section shall affect any remedy by action
against any such officer or servant or his surety,,except that such
officer or servant shall not be -both suLed by action and proceeded
against summarily for the same cause,


MEETINGS OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
24. (1) A local authority shall meet once in each month,
and at such other times as may be fixed by by-laws of- the local
authority or .when convened by the Chairman.
(2) If any three members of a local authority present to the
Chairman' a request in writing that the local, :, I r..-i ,. may be
convened for the consideration of some particular matter, it shall
be the duty of the Chairman to have the local authority convened
accordingly without delay.


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of officers and
servants of
local authority.


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local
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(3) If a Ch'airman refuses to convene a meeting of the local
authority after a requisition for- that purpose signed by three
members thereof has been presented to him, any three members
of the local authority may forthwith, on that refusal, convene a
meeting.
(4) If a Chairman (without so refusing) does not, within.
seven days after such presentation, convene a meeting, any three
members of the local authority m'ay, on expiration of those seven
days,'convene a meeting.
(5) Every question before a local authority shall be decided
by a majority of the votes of the members present and voting.
(.6) No act or proceeding of a local authority shall -be
questioned on account of any vacancy in their body.
(7) A member of a local authority shall not vote upon, or take
part in the discussion of, any matter before the local authority in
which he has directly or indirectly, by himself or his partner, any
pecuniary interest.


Filling of
vacant seats on
local authority.


Qualification of
electors.









Register of
voters.


ELECTIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS OF ELECTORS.
25. Any vacancy occurring by death, resignation, disqualification,
or otherwise in a local authority shall be filled up within thirty
days by election -in the manner hereinafter provided, or, in -the
case of a nominated member, by nomination by the Governor.

26. Every person shall be entitled to be registered as a voter
for the purpose of the election of members of the local authority
having jurisdiction over the district to which the register refers,
and when registered, to vote at the election of members of the
local authority, who-
(a) is a British subject, and
(b) has attained the age of twenty-one years, and
(c) is not a lunatic so found under any law in force in the
Colony, and-
(d) is a resident pf the district in, which he seeks to vote.

27. (1) The local authority shall cause a register to be kept
by the Warden of all persons claiming arid entitled_ to be
registered as voters in respect of the district under its jurisdiction..
(2) Any person claiming to be registered as a voter shall
before the first day of:August in each year deliver-or cause to be
delivered to the Warden of the local authority a notice of his
claim to be registered'in the form prescribed in the First Schedule
hereto and the Warden shall examine such claim and receive
such evidel~ce as may be necessary to prove to his satisfaction
that a person making the claim possesses the qualification in
respect of which hle claims.-to be- registered as a voter. On being
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(3) In the month of August in every year the Warden shall
examine the register of voters and strike out the names of any
persons he has grounds to believe are dead and give to any person:
he believes has ceased to retainthe qualification in respect of
which he is registered one month's notice -in writing to. enable
such person to. furnish, proof of his qualification tb vote and if
such person either fails to furnish proof or furnishes proof which
is considered by the Warden to be unsatisfactory then he shall
strike out the name of such.person from the register.
-. (4) The Chairman of the locar authority -shall, as soon as the
register.to.be made up-by a.Warden has been completed, and
afterwards as each revised and amended register is completed,
cause the same to be published by exhibiting on one and the
same day a copy of such register certified by the Warden as a true
copy of the.-.original, on or near to an outer door or gate of the
office of the local authority or of the Police Station or Revenue
Office or in any conspicuous place in the district.
(5) The absence of any such certificate or any error in any
such copy shall not invalidate the'publication o'f any register.
(6) To every such' copy of the register published, .the
Chairman shall subjoin a notice that all objections thereto will
be heard and determined at a time and place in such notice
specified and shall also attach a list of the names of all persons
whose names have been struck out of the register, under sub-
section (3) hereof.
(7) Any person aggrieved by the deletion of his n.am from
the register by the Warden or v*io may have any objection to the
register as published may appeal to the local authority and the
local authority shall appoint a Committee consisting of the
Chairman and two other members to hear the -objections. The
Committee shall.have power, after hearing objections, to strike
out of the register the names of all persons shown to be not
: entitled to be thereon, and also to insert in the said register the
names of any person improperly omlmitted therefrom. A
certificate of;,any such amendments signed by the Chairman,and
such two other members shall be appended to the revised
register.


S 28. (1) The election of membersto a local authority shall be
held and conducted- in such manner as shall bp provided by
by-laws to be made by the local authority.
(2) The Warden to the local authority shall be the Returning.
Officer for the purposes of an election : Provided that the
Governor may in his discretion appoint some other person to be
Returning Officer. -.

29. If' at the expiration of- the time fixed for nomination a"
sufficient number of candidates be, not nominated, -the Returning
Officer shall report- the same to the Governor who shall thereupon
i:. Lppoint the required number of- persons necessary to constitute.
the local authority,


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returning
officer.





Failure to
nominate
candidates.


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Questions at
elections.


Disputes.






Pdwei of
Governor in
Council to
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authority.




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30. The Returning Officer, subject to the right of appeal
provided for in sectiofi 31 hereof shall- have full power to
determine all questions which arise in relation to the; election.

31. Any: dispute arising out of any election whether the
Returriirig Officer'has decided thereon or not, may be referred by
the Go: er nor in Council to the Magistrate having. jurisdiction
in -ie dHtrrict, ard the M\agis Iar i- shall thereupon enquire into
and decide the same *and the'Magistrate's decision shall be final.

DISSOLtITIOTN OP LOCAL AUTHORITY.
S32. (1) If the local authority, in the judgmentt of the
Governor in Council, persistently makes default in the
performance of the duties by law imposed upon it, or exceeds'or
-abuses its powers, it shall be lawful-for the Governor in Council,
by an Order published in the Gazette, to dissolve the said
authority.
(2) In case of such dissolution, the following consequences
shall ensue :
(a) all members of the lodal authority shall, from the date of
such ordeib, vacate their offices as such members;
(bl: all the pod ers and: duties of the local- authority shall, until
the cbrititutioni of a new authority under' this Ordinance,
be exercised and performed by such person or persons as
the' Governor nay appoint in that behalf, and any
payment made to such person or persons for his or their
services shall' be a charge upon the funds of the local
authority; and
(c) all property 'vested in the local authority shall, during the
period aforesaid, vest in the person or persons -aforesaid
Until the constitution' of'a new authority, whereupon -all
such property -shall again become vested in -the said
Authority. .


(3) No Order for dissolution as aforesaid shall be valid
unless in such Order provision is made for the constitution, under
this Ordinance, of 'a new local authority in lieu of the'local
authority so dissolved, within a period not exceeding three.
months from the date of such Order.


Assessment
lists in regard
to houses.. land,
private water
service and
traders in urban
districts. '


RATES IN URBAN DISTRICTS.
33. (1) As soon as possible after its establishment and--in
the month of January in every year thereafter the local authority
for an urban district shall cause to be prepared assessment lists
according to the forms contained in the Second Schedule of-
(a) all houses and lots of land in the district, with the names
of the owners or attorneys of the owners or,.if the owners
are not known, of the tenants or occupiers,. -if any, and
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(b) all houses and lots of land in the district to which a
private water service has been supplied by the local
authority, and the annual charge for such water service;
(c) the value of the stock of every trader in the district, with
the names of the owners thereof, or in the event of the
absence from the. Colony of the owners of the agents of
the owners thereof in actual charge or possession of the
stock;
(2) The annual rental of any house or land shall, for the
,purpose of this section be deemed to be the amount of rent which
would be obtained from it if rented at its full value, such amount
not being less than the amount of rent actually payable.
(3) The provisions of this section as to the form in which the
Assessment List is to be prepared are hereby declared to be
directory- merely and not imperative, and no objection-shall be
taken or allowed in any Court to any Assessment List for any
alleged defect therein in form.

34. (1) The local authority shall in respect of houses and Amount of
Jots of. land fix a rate -not exceeding twelve per centum, and in rates.
respect of private water service, such rate as the' local authority
may from time to time impose by its by-laws upon the assessed
rental, or value for rental, of all houses and lots' of land, and in
respect of -traders, a rate not exceeding two and one-half per
centum upon the value of the stock of traders in the aforesaid
assessment lists where such value ,exceeds the sum of one
hundred and twenty dollars; and a rate not exceeding seven and
one-half per centum where such value dbes not exceed one
hundred and twenty dollars. The said rates shall in respect of
houses and lots of land be paid 'by the owners or attorneys of the
owners, or if the owners are not known by the tenants or
occupiers of the sajd houses or lots of land, and in respect to
traders, by the trader, or in his absence from the Colony, by his
agent who is in actual charge or possession of the stock.
(2) Where a trader has been carrying on business for only a
part of the year in respect-of which he is being assessed, he shall
be assessed for the actual period during which he was carrying on
business.
(3) All rates levied under the authority of this Ordinance or
of any regulations made thereunder shall be subject to the
approval of the Governor in Council.
(4) The power conferred by the preceding subsection which
deals with the levying of rates in regard to houses, lots of land,
and trader's shall be in addition to any other powers confe-red by'
this or any other Ordinance upon the local authority of an urban
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S(5) Any member or members pf a local authority, or any of
its servants or agents, may at any reasonable time enter-into any
house or lot of land in- the district, for the purpose of assessing
the rental of the same, or into any store, shop, warehouse or
other building in the district, or into-any yard, lot, or other place.
in the district for' the purpose of assessing the -value of any
trader's stock.
S(6) Every person who assaults or obstructs any member of
the district, or any servant or agent of the local authority, in the
discharge of his duty, shall be guilty of an offence against this
Ordinance.- 'Any proceeding instituted against any such offender
.shall be-taken in the iame and at the instance of the person
assaulted or obstructed as aforesaid, anything in this Ordinance'
Sto the contrary notwithstanding.


35. Seven days prior to any assessments being made, the
Warden shall give notice to all persons resident in the district and
liable to such assessment to attend at a time and place within
thedistrict to be named for the making thereof, and he shall also
post up-a like public notice at the office of the local authority, the
Police Station, the Revenue Office and any other conspicuous
place'in the district.

36 (1) The Warden shall enter in a book, or books to be
kept for that purpose,-the name of every personiwho shall be so
assessed, the description of the property or business for which he
is assessed, and the amount -of such assessment, and shall sign
.the same and furnish each person so assessed with a copy of the
entry regarding himself; and the service of such copy by leaving
'the same at his usual place of abode, ofi with some person on or at
the property or business in respect of which the assessment was
made', shall be deemed to b'e a sufficient demand for the payment
Sof the rate or sum assessed.
(2) Each Warden shall.also forward a copy of the entries in
his assessment books- to the Treasurer, and shall post up copies of-
the said assessment lists at the places mentioned in section 35 of.
this Ordinance.


Traders to keep
stock book.


37. (1) Every trader shall keep a stock book which may be
examined by the local authority for the purpose of making,
correcting or revising its assessment list.
S(2) The local authority:.may on giving seven clear days
notice to a trader require the production of his stock book at the
office of the local authority for examination as aforesaid, and the
trader shall have the- right to be present during such examination.
(3) Any trader who' neglects to keep a stock book or who does
not produce his stock book for the local authority's inspection
after due notice shall be guilty of an offence against this
Ordinance.


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Assessment.






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38. The rates assessed under this Ordinance shall be paid to Rates how
the Warden in every year between the first day of March and the payable and
r thirty-first day of May, and such payment shall be made by the -recoverable.
owner, and, in default of payment by him, shall be recoXerable by
levy and sale of his goods and chattels.and in case the property
Assessed shall be occupied by any person other than the owner,
then (in default of payment by the owner) such rates, or any
unpaid part thereof, shall be paid by the occupier, and, if default
of-payment, shall be recoverable by levy and sale of his goods and
chattels, and in. default of payment by the owner, then such
rates, or any unpaid part thereof, shall be' recoverable by levy and
sale of any chattels for the time being upon such property, and in
default of such or sufficient chattels then by levy and saleof the
Property assessed, or any sufficient part thereof.

39. Where no agreement between landlord and tenant exists Power of
to the contrary, any tenant paying rates under this Ordinance is tenants to -
hereby authorized to deduct such rates from any rent payable by deduct rates
him in respect of the property rated. from rent.

/ 40. Unpaid rates shall be recovered by the Treasurer, who Recovery of
:shall issue his warrant under his hand to any person whom he rates by
may employ as Bailiff in Form I contdaied in the third Schedule warrant.
to this Ordinance, .unless the owner or the occupier of the
premises assessed is not known, when he shall issue his warrant
in- Form 2 in the said Schedule, and thereupon all proceedings
shall be had for the recovery of such rates under the warrants
-aforesaid as are directed for the recovery of rates under the
Kingstown Board Ordinance, and all the provisions of the said Cap. 209.
Ordinance, which enable the Bailiff to proceed, and which are
otherwise requisite for the recovery of rates as therein mentioned,
and also sections 71 and 72 thereof mutatis mutandis, shall be
Seemed to be incorporated herein and be taken as parts of this
;' Ordinance.

-* 41. There shall be excluded from the assessment lists,' Exclusion from
mentioned in section 31 hereof :- 'assessment -
( a) all public buildings in an urban district; lists.
(b) any lands and buildings exclusively set apart for religious
worship ,
(c) any lands and. buildings exclusively, set apart for
educational-purposes under the Education Ordinance.

APPEALS FROM ASSESSMENTS.


42. Any person aggrieved by an assessment under the
provisions of sections 32 and 33 of this Ordinance may within
fourteen days after assessment of and demand made for the
rates by the local authority, give notice in -writing to the


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Time for
hearing
appeals.


Magistrate'of the District in which the local authority is situate,
and to the local authority of his intention to appeal against such
assessment, and shall in such notice state the amount at which
he contends he ought to have been assessed, or as the case may
be, the grounds upon which he contends that he is not liable to be
so assessed.

43. (1) Within not. less than twenty-one days and not more
than qne month after such assessment and demand, such
Magistrate shall hold a special session for the purpose of hearing
appeals against such assessment.
S (2) Notice of such sessions shall be given by the Magistrate
in the Gazette, and by notice affixed to the door of the office of
the local authority or of the Police Station, or the Revenue Office,
or in any conspicuous place in the district.


Magistrate's 44. At the session so held, the Magistrate shall hear all
proceedings and appeals of which notice shall have. been given as aforesaid,.and
powers on confirm, annul, or correct such assessment, and, for such purpose,
appeals. the 'Magistrate shall have power to summon witnesses- to pive
evidence, or to produce documents, and may examine such
witnesses, the appellant, and the Warden upon oath, and may
adjourn the session from time to time. The determination by the
Magistrate of any question of fact shall be final and conclusive.

Non-appearing 45. Any' witnesses failing to comply with a summons to
or refractory attend as aforesaid, and every person refusing to give evidence on
witness. oath as aforesaid, or refusing 6r neglecting without lawful excuse
to produce any document, shall be liable to the -same penalties
and punishment as though the appeal were a matter coming
within the ordinary summary jurisdiction of the Magistrate.

Magistrate's 46. The Magistlate after determining all such appeals as
proceedings aforesaid shall communicate his decision to the local authority
subsequent to which shall where necessary cause the Assessment Book to be
decision of amended in accordance with such decision and communicate the
appeals. amendment so made to the Treasurer who shall amend his copy
-" of book and collect the rates accordingly.


LICENCES, FEES AND DUES IN VILLAGE DISTRICTS.


Power of
village council
to issue
licences, etc.


47. It shall be lawful for the local authority of a village
district with the approval of the Governor in Council under any
by-law to issue licences for such purposes and in respect of such
persons or classes of persons or things in regard to which no such
licences exist by any law or regulation already inforce, and to
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48. All land rents or instalments of purchase money, house
rent or purchase money of lots, loan moneys, and all other
moneys whatsoever receivable or payable for the general revenue
of any village district shall be deemed the property of the village
district thereof.

49. All-property, whether movable or immovable, belonging-
to a village district shallbe vested in the village council thereof.

50. In any civil or criminal or other proceeding in respect of
any moneys or other property whatsoever belonging to a village
district. It shall suffice to describe the same as the moneys or
property of the village council thereof.


FINANCE.

51. -(1) All moneys ddie to a local authority shall be paid to
the Treasurer and shall form a fund to be called the Urban or
Village District Fund as the case may be and shall be kept distinct
in the Treasurer's books from all other accounts.,
(2) All payments fromn"the Fund as constituted in subsection
(1) of this section shall be made by the written order of the
Warden of the local authority, counter-signed by the Chairman or
in his absence by some other member duly authorised by the
local authority.

52. (1) The Fund of a local authority shall in so far as thfs
Ordinance permits be composed of moneys derived from-
(a) house, land,,traders, and water rates;
(b) market,and slaughter-house charges and dues;
(c) licences which the local authority is authorised to issue
under this Ordinance;
(d) fines for breaches of the by-laws of the local authority;
(e) moneys derived from the sale, hire or -mottgage of
property vested in the local authority;
(f) all other sources from which the same may be lawfully
derived,- including any vote or contribution from the
general revenue of the Colony.
(2) Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure for any year shall
be drawn up annually by each local authority and-submitted to
the Governor in Council in the month of September in the
preceding year and the Governor in Council may amend the same
as he shall think fit. Unless the sanction of the Governor in
Council shall have been previously obtained no payment from the.
Fund as constituted in subsection (1) of this section shall be
authorised by the local authority except in accordance with the
estimates duly approved by the Governor in Council.


Property' in
moneys of
village
distriQt.


Vesting of
property in
village
Laying
property in
proceedings.


Payments of
money tb
Treasurer for
urban or village
district fund.


Composition
of Fund.







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(3) The accounts of every local authority shall be open at all
reasonable times to inspection by the Local Government Officer,
any member of the local authority or of the Legislative Council
and shall be audited by the Government Auditor at least once a
year.
(4) A local authority shall prepare and submit to the
Government Auditor in the month of February in every year a
financial statement in duplicate of its accounts for the previous
year.
(5) After the completion of the audit the auditor shall
report thereon and shall send one copy of his report to the
Governor and the other to the local'authority concerned. The
local authority shall consider the auditor's report at its next
ordinary meeting as soon as practicable thereafter.

LOANS AND-GRANTS.
Power to 53. (1) A local authority may borrow, such money as on its
borrow on application, may be awarded by the Governor in Council, and on'
behalf of sch terms and on such security as the Qovernor in Council may
village. deem fit.
(2) In every such case of borrowing, it shall be the duty of
the local authority, and it-is hereby empowered, to cause adequate
provision to be made in the estimates for,repayment of the loan
together with interest.
(3) 'Ithe Governor in Council may make free grants out/of
any moneys provided by the, Legislative Council for the purpose
to local authorities which are, in the opinion -of the Governor in-
Council, unable to raise funds for necessary works of public
utility or for necessary sanitary purposes.

Limitation to 54. A local authority shall not undertake any new work, the
forty-eight cost of which will" exceed forty-eight dollars without first
dollars for new obtaining the Governor's sanction.
work.
EXTENSIONS OF GEORGETOWN.
Lots mentioned 55. The following lands and lots of land mentioned in the
in Act No. 91 to Act intituled "Act to enlarge the town of Georgetown (being
remain parts of Act No. 91 made and passed in the year 1853) shall remain parts
Georgetown. of the said town of Georgetown, and, as such, shall be subject to
the provisions of this Ordinance, that is to say :-
The lots of land represented in a public diagram thereof
annexed to the said Act No. 91 as registered in the office of the
Registrar and made by George Punnett, Esquire, then Crown and
Colony Surveyor, and numbered from number one to number one
hundred and twenty-two, and bounded northerly by the Grand
S Sable North River, easterly by the-highway, southerly by a canal,
and westerly by the Grand Sable Estate.









EXTENSIONS OF BARROUALLIE.


56. The following lands and lots of land mentioned in the
Act intituled An Act to enlarge the Town of -Barrouallie in the
Parish of St. Patrick (being Act. No. 112 made and passed in
the year 1855) shall relimain parts of the said Town of Barrouallie,
and, as such, shall be subject to the provisions of this Ordinance,
that is to say :-
Eight several parcels of land formerly -part of the estate
called Reversion .as represented in 'a public diagram thereof
annexed to the said Act No. 112, as registered in the office of the
-Registrar arid made by James- Thomas Fox, Esquire, then Crown
and Colony Surveyor, and numbered from one to eight, and
coloured red in the said diagram and marked thereon by the
letter R.
Lot No. 1 being bounded northerly, .north-easterly, north-
westefly and westerly by lands of the said Reversion Estate,
southerly partly by the sea beach and partly by the churchyard,
south-easterly by the churchyard, and south-westerly'by the sea
beach.
Lot No. 2 being bounded northerly partly by'lands of the said
Reversion Estate and partly by the public highway, southerly by
the town of Barrouallie, easterly by the" public highway, and
westerly partly by the churchyard and partly by lands of the said
-Reversion Estate. ,
Lot -No. 3 bounded. northerly, north-easterly and north
Westerly by the public highway, southerly, south-easterly and
south-westerly-by the said town of Barrouallie.
Lot No., 4 bounded northerly by the road leading from the
public highway to the said Reversion Estate, southerly. by the
town of Barrouallie, easterly by lands of the said Reversion Estate
and westerly by the public highway.
Lot No. 5 bounded on all sides except on the south by lands of
the said Reversion Estate,.and on the south by the aforesaid road
leading from the public highway to the said Reversion Estate.
Lot No. 6 bounded on the north by the town of Barrouallie, on
the south by a road leading from the- public road to the said
Reversion Estate, on the east by lands of the said Reversion
Estate,"ahd on the West by the public highway.
Lot No. 7 bounded northerly partly by the said road last
mentioned leading from the public highway to the said Reversion
-Estate, partly by the said public highway,,and partly by the tlwn.i
of Barrouallie, southerly and easterly by the lands,.of the said
Reversion Estate, and westerly by. the said town of Barrouallie.
Lot No. 8 bounded partly by the public highway, and pa. ily
. by the town of Barroualiie, north-easterly and easterly by the
public highway aforesaid, westerly partly by the town of
Barrouallie and partly by the glebe or parsonage land, -and every
of them, and every part thereof respectively.


Lots in Act No.
112 to remain
parts of
Barrouallie.



























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Duty of 57. Upon the application of a l6cal authority, the Governor,
Superintendent may require the Superintendent of Works to discharge such
of Works. duties relating towork undertaken under this Ordifance as he
might be required to discharge with respect to public works under
/ the Superintendent of Works Ordinance.

MISCELLANEOUS.
58. Whosoever shall-
(a)- encroach on any street or lane of an urban or village
district or on any vacant piece of land appropriated to or ,
belonging to the public therein by enclosing the same or
erecting any building thereon;
(b) build or erect a privy adjoining any street or land which
shall be represented and proved to the local authority as
a nuisance by any inhabitant, and who shall not remove
the same in seven days after notice given for that
purpose to the offender by the local authority;
(c) keep any rotten, decaying, or other offensive matter in any
house, store, or yard, or premises adjoining, or any public
plade after notice from the local authority to remove the
same;
(d) cast or-deposit any filth of any description whatever in any
street, or upon beach within low water mark, or shall
carry any privy tubs om utensils of a like ,kind in any
public street or place to be .cleansed between the hours of
six in the morning and eight in the evening;
(e) hinder or obstruct the Warden in the performance of the
duties imposed by this Ordinance;
(f) throw anything foul or impure into any river in the
district;
(g) throw any broken glass or crockery into any street or
public place in the district except as allowed by this
Ordinance; or
(h) rescue any animal about to be, or already, impounded;-
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary
conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty dollars and in default of
payment to imprisonment for a period not exceeding three
months.

By-laws. 59. ,A local authority shall have power to make by-laws for
the good government of the district under its jurisdiction
generally and in particular with respect to the following'matters
namely :-
(a) the times of holding elections, the procedure at elections
and other matters connected therewith and incidental
thereto;


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(b) the times and mode of convening-meetings, the attendance
of members and the form and order of debates threat.
the appointment and constitution of committees, the
regulation of the proceedings of committees, the conduct
of the business threat, and the general regulation of
business of the local authority and its committees;
(c) regulating markets, slaughter houses, market dues, fairs,
sales and the hawking of live stock, produce, or any goods
whatsoever within the district and within one mile from
the limits thereof;
(d) lighting;
(e) the establishment and regulation of public bathing and
washing places and public conveniences;
(f) regulating the supply, and distribution of water for
sanitary and domestic purposes/and the presenting of its
waste or pollution, and fixing and collecting rates for the
same;
(g) regulating the management and removal of sewage
matter;
(h) regulating the collection and removal of household refuse
from premises, and the cleanliness of public places or
places of public resort;
(i) enforcing the drainage or cleaning of any premises, or the
removal or discontinuance of any nuisance;
(j) preventing the pollution of water in any stream, creek, or
watercourse emptying itself or being within the boundaries
of the district;
(k) with respect -to the level, width, and construction, of new
streets, or of old, if it is thought necessary to alter and
improve'the same, and with respect to the.lining, curbing,
paving, gravelling and cleaning of roads, streets, ways,
lanes and paths; -
(1) with respect to the structure and material of the walls,
foundations, roofs, and chimneys of new buildings, and
with respect to the method of repairing or rebuilding old
buildings and the material used in such repairs, for the
purpose of securing stability and uniformity, and for the
prevention of fires;
(m) with respect to the sufficiency of the space about and
between buildings, and with respect to the position of the
S frontage of buildings upon or towards any street;
(n4) with' respect to the numbering of buildings and lots, the
closing or pulling down of buildings or parts of buildings
unfit for human habitaion, and to the prohibition of
their use for such habitation, and with respect to the
removal of ruinous and unsightly- buildings, structures,
and erections;









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(o) Jwih respect to the construction of buildings to be used as
cinemas and the licence fees to be paid for the same, and
for public entertainments and performances;
(p) with respect to buildings or premises used as cotton
ginneries, factories or workshops, and any place where
machinery is worked or used, and also to regulate the
structure of chimneys or chimney shafts used in
connection therewith.
(q) with respect to the area or place within which burials may
take place, and with respect to the regulation and upkeep
of such places, and the imposition of fees for the opening
of graves, interments, and the erection of monuments
therein;
Cr) with respect to the area within which swine may be kept;
(s) with respect to establishing .and regulating pounds and
fees;
(t) with respect to the suppression of nuisances and the
recovery of costs incurred by the local authority in the
abatement or removal of, nuisances after reasonable
notice to the occupiers of any premises upon which such
nuisances may have existed;
(u) preventing horses, mules, asses, horned cattle, sheep,
goats,, pigs, and other animals from being at large or
tethered on any street or public place;
(v) .regulating the mode of dealing with animals found at large
or -tethered upon any street or public place;
(w) with respect to the storing and sale of dangerous or
inflammable substances;
(x) with respect to the management and control of public
cultural institutions and places of public recreation;
(y) the keeping of animals, birds and bees and the destruction
of insects;
(z) for the licensing and fixing the amount and conditions of,
and the time for obtaining a licence, for carrying on the
trade of a butcher, huckster, fish vendor or trader;
(aa) for the slaughtering of animals in the district.for food,
and for the slaughtering of animals, the flesh of which is
intended to be offered for sale, for food within the
district or within one mile from the limits thereof, and
the sale and inspection of livestock, meat, fresh
vegetables, foodstuffs, and of liquids intended for human
consumption;
(bb) with respect to the imposition of taxes on, and control of-
(i) mobile refreshment vans,
(l) s'ratCd water factories, soap factories and oil
factories,


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(iii) billiard saloons, proprietAry clubs, itinerant traders
ard bakeries, provided that no bakery shall be
taxed both under any by-law made by virtue of this
section and under section 33 of this Ordinance; but
the local authority shall be entitled in its discretion
to collect whichever of such taxes shall be the
greater;
(2) -By-laws made under the preceding subsection shall have
force only within the limits of the district except by-laws under
paragraphs (c) (f) and (aa) which may be made to apply to
areas within one mile from the, limits of the said district.
(3) The power to make by-laws conferred on a local authority
by subsection (1) of this section shall include the power to
prescribe fines and periods of imprisonment in default of the
payment of such fines for breaches thereof : Provided that no
fine or period of imprisonment prescribed by virtue of this
subsection shall, in any case exceed fifty dollars or three rmnths.
(4) Every by-law, being consistent with the provisions of this
Ordinance and not repugnant to any law in force in the Colony,
shall have the force and effect of law when confirmed by the
Governor and published in the Gazette : Provided that it shall
be lawful for the Governor in Council, by order to be published in
.a similar manner, to revoke the confirmation of any by-law, in
which case such by-law shall thereupon cease- to have any legal
operation or effect.


60. Any person who commits an offence against this Penalties for
Ordinance for which no special penalty is provided by this offences.
Ordinance shall in respect of each offence be liable to a fine not
exceeding fifty dollars and in default of payment thereof to
imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not
Exceeding three months, and in the case of a continuing offence
to a further fine not exceeding five dollars in respect of each day
during which the offence continues after conviction.

61. (1) The following Ordinances are -hereby repealed Repeal and
without prejudice to anything done or suffered thereunder, or any saving.
right, privilege, obligation, or liability acquired, accrued, or
incurred thereunder :-
(a) -The Small Towns Regulation Ordinance. Cap. 211.
(b) The Small Towns Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, No. 20 of 194t.
1948.
(c) The Small Towns Regulation (Amendment No. 2) o. 22 of 1948.
Ordinance, 1948.
(d) The Village Councils Ordinance, 1948. No. 21 of 1948.
(e) The Village Councils (Amendment) Ordinance, 1949, .No. 16 of 1949.
(f) The Village Councils (Amendment) Ordinance, 1950. No. 5 of 1950.


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(2) Any by-laws or orders made under the Ordinances hereby
repealed and in force at the time of coming into operation of this
Ordinance shall be deemed to have been made under this
Ordinance and shall continue in force until other provision shall
be made by virtue of this Ordinance.

FIRST SCHEDULE. Section 27.

of
(occupation)
claim to have my name inserted in the Register of Voters for the election of
m em bers of th e local au th ority of ........................................................ ................ ......... .................................
In so doing I hereby declare that I-
(a) have attained the a'ge of twenty-one years;
(b) am under no legal incapacity;
(c) have during the twelve months immediately preceding the month in

which the register of voters is prepared or revised resided in the village
+
or urban district of................................................................
(d) am a British Subj'eet.

Dated the day .f of

(Signature or mark)
,+ Delete where not applicable.

SECOND SCHEDULE.. Section 33.

ASSESSMENT LIST.
PART I.
List of houses and lots of land liable to rates.
Saint Vincent.
List of houses and lots of land in the town of
assessed for rates under the local Government Ordinance.

Names of Owners or Amunt
Description of properties. Names of wners or Assessed Amnunt
of.their Attorneys Rent. of rate for
or of Occupiers. the year
Stre. House or Lot 19
Street. of Land.


I- ______










PART II.
List of houses and lots of land in the town of
assessed for a private water service under the local Government Ordinance.

Description of properties. Names of Owners or Assessed Amount
of their Attorneys Rent. of rate for
Sor of Occupiers. the year
House or Lot 19
Street. No. ofLand.






PART III.
List of traders liable to rates in respect of their stock.
List of traders in the town of assessed for rates in
respect of their stock under the Local Government Ordinance.

Description of premises where stock Owners or Agents Assessed Amount
kept. names, value of of rate for
stock. the year
Street. No. Hose or Lot 19
Street of Land.




I


THIRD SCHEDULE.


Section 40.


FoRM I.
Warrant to levy rates under the Local Governmrent Ordinance, where owners or
occupiers of houses and lands are known.
Saint Vincent. /


By +


STreasurer of Saint Vincent.


WHEREAS the several persons named in the list to this Warrant annexed are
respectively liable in respect of the respective rates therein referred to to pay the
respective amounts set opposite to their respective names therein; AND WHEREAS
default hath been made in payment of the- same. You are therefore hereby
required to levy upon the said persons respectively the respective amounts set

+ Fill in Treasurer's name.


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opposite to their respective names in the said list together with the costs attending
any levy and any sale or other proceedings consequent thereon, and you are
hereby required in the first place to levy the same respectively upon and to sell
the respective goods and chattels of the respective persons named in the said list
and in default of satisfaction thereby then to levy the same respectively upon and
to sell the respective houses and lots of land in respect whereof the respective
rates in the said list are respectively payable and the same you, are hereby
respectively to sell in like time and manner as if the same respectively had been
levied upon by virtue of a Writ of Seizure and Sale issued out of the Supreme
Court of- the Windward Islands & Leeward Islands; And of your proceedings
herein you are to make a return to me at the end of every thirty 'days commencing
from the date hereof until your final return .which you are to make to me on or
before the thirty-first day of December next.
GIVEN under my hand at Kingstown in Saint Vincent the, day of
19
Treasurer.

S .FoRM 2. Section 40.

Warrant to levy rates under the Local Government Ordinance on Trader's Stock.
Saint Vincent.

.By Treasurer of Saint Vincent.
WHEREAS the several persons named in the list to-this Warrant annexed are
respectively liable in respect of the respective rates therein referred to to pay th6
respective amounts set opposite to their respective names therein; AND WHEREAS
default.hath been made in payment of the same. You are therefore hereby
required to levy upon the said persons respectively the respective amounts set
opposite to their respective names in the said list together with the costs
attending any levy hereby required in the first place to levy the same respectively
upon and to sell the respective Mtocks assessed of the respective traders named in
the said list and in default of satisfaction thereby then on the respective goods
and chattels of the respective traders assessed and in default of satisfaction
thereby then on the respective lands, tenements and hereditaments of the
respective traders assessed; And the same you are hereby respectively to sell in
like time and manner as if the same respectively had been levied upon by virtue
of a Writ of Seizure and Sale issued out of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands; And of your proceedings herein, you are to make a
return to me at the end of every thirty days commencing from the date hereof
until your final return which you are to make to me on or before the thirty-first
day of December next.
GIrEN under my hand at Kingstown in Saint Vincent the day of
19 .
Treasurer.

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No.. Local Government. 1951


Passed the Legislative Council this day of 19

Clerk of Legislative Council.
(D 10/1949).

OBJECTS AND REASONS.


The object of this Bill is to include in one Bill all necessary provisions in
regard to towns (other than Kingstown) and villages, as it was found inconvenient
to administer several Ordinances dealing with -different aspects and varying
degrees of local government in towns and rural areas.
2.: Some of the provisions of the Bill are, taken from the Kingstown Board
Ordinance, Cap. 209, and the St. Lucia -Local Authorities Ordinarice; No. 16 of 1946,
but several features of the Small Towns .Regulation Ordinance 'Cap. 211, and the
Village Councils Ordinance, No. 21 of 1948, have been retained.
3. The. Bill makes provision for the appointment of a Local Government
Officer whose duties will be to superintend and assist the local authorities in the
performance of their duties under the Ordinance. It also provides for the
division of the Colony into urban and village'districts. The present small towns
will become,urban districts and will be under the management of local authorities
called Town Boards. The Village Districts will be- -defined by order of the
Governor in Council from time to time and when so defined Village Councils will
be set up therein as the local authorities for these areas.
4. One significant change has been in the qualification of electors and of
fiiembers of a local authority. Now all that,is necessary is that such person
should be British Subjects, of full age, able to read and write the English
language and should be resident in the district in which he votes or seeks election.
5. There are the usual--provisions relating to elections, administration,
finance and the collection of rates, and the examination of the accounts of local
authorities by the Government Auditor, the local government officer, and
members ofthe Legislative Council.
P. CECIL LEWIS,
Crown Attorney.
Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House, .
Kingstown,
30th 'November, 1950.


















$AINT VINCENT.

-No. of 1951.


AN ORDINANCE
1.944. "


BILL FOR

to amend the Teachers Pensions Ordinance


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

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Teachers Pensio.ns
(Amendment) .Ordinance, 1951, and shall be read as one with the
Teachers Pensions -Ordinance, 1944, (hereinafter referred to as
the principal Ordinance ") and all amendments thereto.

- :- 2. After section 5 of the principal Ordinance the following-
S sections shall be inserted:-


Service prior to,
transfer tb be
taken into
account
for pension
purposes.


"5A. Where a teacher who holds a pen-
sionable appointment under this Ordinance
has been transferred from the teaching srr-
vice to other pensionable employment undec
the Government of the Colony, his service as
a teacher shall on his retirement be taken into
account in computing his pension or gratuity :
Provided that the service in respect of which
a pension or gratuity may be granted shall
form one continuous period.


Short title.




Addi iion of
.sections 'to
principal
Ordinance.









Teachers Pensions (Amendment).


Service in other 5B
British West- teac]
Indian siop
Colonies. fifte4
West
a pe
this
shall
b duri
such


Passed the Legislative Council this



(E 20/1945).


. Every teacher .who has served as a
her in the Colony, and has served in pen-
able service as a teacher for a period of
en years or upwards in the Colonies of the
SIndies may, on his retirement, be granted
nsion in accordance with the provisions of
Ordinance : Provided that such pension
Sbe payable only irn respect of the period
ng which such teacher actually served as
in the Colony."


day of


1951.


Clerk of Legislative Council.


OBJECTS AND REASONS.


The objects of this Bill-are-
(a)-to ensure that pensionable teachers transferred to-ether pensionable
employment in the Colony will obtain the benefit of their service as
teachers in computing their pensions and gratuities on retirement;
(b) to enable service in other colonies of the British West Indies to be
taken into account in computing the pensionable service of a teacher in
the service of Government.


P. CECIL LEWIS,
Crown Attorney.


Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
25th August, 1950.


1951.



















SAINT VINCENT.

No. -of 1951.







BILL FOR

AN ORDINANCE to amend the Fishing Nets Ordinance, Chapter


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

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the. Fishing Nets
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1951, and shall be read as one with the
Fishing Nets Ordinance (hereinafter referred to as the principal
Ordinance).

2. Section 9. of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by deleting the words The Town Wardens, the Chief of Police "
in the first line thereof and substituting therefore the words The
Warden of a town or of a village appointed respectively under the
Small Towns Regulation Ordinance or the Village Councils
Ordinance or under any Ordinance repealing and replacing the
said ordinances, a Fishery Officer, the Superintendent of Police ".

3. Section 10 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by deleting the words Chief of Police or any Constable or Peace
Officer or Town Warden in the first and second lines thereof
and substituting therefore the words "Warden of a, town or
village as aforesaid, a Fishery Officer, the Superintendent of
Police or any Constable or Peae 'Officer."


Short title.

Cap. 171.


Section 9 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.




Section 10 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.





2g Ns

Fishing Nets (Amendment).


Section 14 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.


4. Section 14 of the principal Ordinance is.hereby amended
by deleting the word one in the third line thereof and all the
words following thereafter down to the word Warden" in the
seventh line-thereof.


Passed the Legislative Council this


day of


191. -


Clerk of Legislative Council.


.OBJECTS A'ND REASONS.

The objects of this Bill are to -
(a) confer on Fishery Officers and on the Wardens of a, town or of-a Village
the power to inspect and measure seines;
(b) provide that the whole of the proceeds of all seilpes forfeited and sold
for breaches of the Ordinance shall be-paid into the Treasury.


P. CECIL LEWIS,
Crown Attorney.


Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,,
Kingstown,
1lth December, 1950.


(B 9/1942)..


1951.


No.


















SAINT VINCENT.

No: of 1951..


'BILL FOR

AN ORDINANCE to ensure that owners and -occupiers- of,
-agricultural land fulfil their responsibilities to the community
by managing their' lnd-in such a manner as to prevent
erosion and ruination of the-soil,


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

1. This Ordinance may be cited as, the Agriculture Ordinance,
1950, ahd shall coine into. operation on such date as the Goveirnor
may appoint by proclamation published in the Gazette.

2. In this Ordinance the expression-
Sagriculture" includes horticulture, fruit growing, seed
growing, dairy farming and livestock breeding and
keeping, the use of land as grazing land, -meadow land,
market gardens and nursery grounds, and the use of land
for woodlands when that use is ancillary to the farming of
land for other agricultural purposes, and agricultural"
shall, be construed accordingly;
"agricultural laAd"'' means land used for agriculture, which is
so used for the purposes of a trade -or business.
Provided that this expression shall not extend to land
used as pleasure grounds or private gardens;


Short title and
commencement.


Interpretation.


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"relevant circumstances ii relation to an owner or occupier
includes all circumstances affecting management or
farming, other than the personal circumstances of the -
owner.


Duties of good
estate
management
and good -
husbandry.


S3. The provisions of this Ordinance shall have effect for the
purpose of securing that owners and occupiers of agricultural
land fulfil their responsibilities to the community to manage and
farm-the land so-as to prevent erosion and ruination of the soil.


Good estate 4. (1) For the purposes of- this Ordinance, an owner of
management. agricultural land shall be deemed to have fulfilled his
responsibilities to the community ds mentioned in the preceding
sectiori, if the management of the land by him is such, as to be
reasonably adequate, having regard to the character and
situation of the land and other relevant circumstances, to enable
an occupier of the land reasonably skilled in husbandry to
S- prevent erosion and ruination of the soil.._
(2) In determining whether the owner or occupier of
agricultural land is fulfilling his responsibilities as aforesaid,
regard shall be had to the character and situation of the land afid
to the extent to which steps are being taken-
(a) to, terrace sloping land under cultivation,
(b) to prevent or check the formation 'of gullies,
(c) to prevent surface water from causing erosion on
adjoining land,
(d) to protect water courses or public roads,
'(e) to preserve forest and vegetation on ridges and steep,
slopes,
(f) -to control, or where necessary prevent, the grazing of
animals on steep slopes.


Power of
Superintendent
of Agriculture
to supervise
management
and farming.


5. (1) Where the Superintendent of Agriculture (hereafter
in this Ordinance referred to as "the Superintendent") is satisfied
that the owner or occupier of any agricultural land is not
fulfilling his-responsibilities as aforesaid, the Superintendent may
apply to the Governor in Council to make an order (hereafter
referred to as a "Supervision order ") placing the owner or
occupier of the said land under the supervision of the
Superintendent in so far as it relates to the management and
farming of the land in question.
(2) Before a supervision order is made in pursuance of the
preceding subsection the Governor in Couficil shall afford the
owner or occupier'of the said land an opportunity of being heard
in opposition to the Superintendent's application, and for this
purpose.shall appoint an Agricultural Area Committee to examine
the said application and shall inform the owner or occupier
accordingly.


Agriculture.


195-1.


No.











(3) If an owner or occupier does-not appear at the time and
place fixed' for the hearing of the application, or on any
adjournment thereof granted by the Agricultural Area.Committee,
the Committee miay on proof of service of a summons'or notice on
hifn requiring his attendance hear the application in his absence.

6. (1)' While a supervision order i1 in force,- the Duties'and
Superintendent or any of -his officers. authorized by him in powers of
writing in that behalf may at all reasonable times enter upon the Superintendent
land to which the order relates, for the purpose of inspecting the of Agriculture
way in which it is being maiiaged and farmed. under
(2) Where a supervision order is in force and the Governor supervision
in Council is satisfied, that- by reason of the standard of order.
management and husbandry, as the case may be,.attained by the
person to whom it relates is nollonger necessary, that the order
should continue in force, the Governor in -Council shall revoke
the order :' Provided that, the revocation of an -order shall not
affect any direction given thereunder'in so far as it is in force
immediately before the revocation of the-order.
(3) .Forthwith after the making of a supervision order the
Governor shall cause a copy of the said order to be served upon
the person to whom it relates; and forthwith after the revocation
of such an order the Governor shall cause notice of such
revocation to be served upon the person to whom it relates.

7. Where a supervision order is in force in respect of an Supervision
owner or occupier any disposition of land to which the order order affected
relates, whereby some other person becomes .the owner or .by'change of
occupier of that land, shall not affect the continued operation of owner or
the supervision order anSl the said order shall continue in force occupier.
so far as it relates to that land as if it had been made/ so as to
relate to the new owner or occupier, as the case may be, as well as
to the former owner or occupier.

S 8 (1) Where a supervision .order is. in force, -the Directions to
Superintendent'shall by notice in writing served on the person to -secure good
whom the order relates give to that person such directions as he management of
is satisfied are required to secure that the said person fulfils his land and to
responsibilities to manage and farm the land so as to avoid avoid soil
erosion and ruination of the soil. erosion.
(2) Sich directions may impose requirements, restrictions or
prohibitions as to the carrying out of work and as to the manner
in which the land is to be used.
(3) If any person to whom a direction is given under this
section, contravenes or fails to comply with the direction, he
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one
"hundred dollars and in default of payment thereof 'to
imprisonment with or without hard labour for a period not
exceeding three months.


1951,


Agriculture.






4.


Preference of
notice to Area
Committee.,








Decisions of
4Xg cultural
Area
Committees
subject to
review by
Governor in
Council.
Agricultural'
areas
Agricultural
Area
Committees.


Agriculture. 1951.


(4) With prejudice to the bringing of proceedings under the
-as t forc'ohig sfibsec ion, where a direction under this section to
carry c t any-work is not complied with, any person authorised
by the Superintendent in that behalf may enter upon the land,to
which the direction relates, and carry out- the work required by
the.direction, and the reasonable cost of carrying out:such work
shall be recoverable from the person to whom the direction was
given.
(5) Any person who obstructs a person acting in the exercise
cf powers conferred by subsection (4) of this section, shall be
.liable on 'siumary conviction to a fine itot exceeding ene hundred-
dollars'and in default of payment thereof to imprisonment for a
period not exceeding three months.
() W'There a direction under this section provides for the
doing of % .: '- within a specified time and (whether before or-
artce the expiration of the said time) the Superintendent of
Agriculture is satisfied-that it is reasonable that-the said time
should be extended, he may extend it accordingly.

0. (1) A ny person-upon whom a notice is served under the
provisions of the preceding section may within twenty-one days of
the .service of such notice request the Superintendenit of
Agriculture to'refer his case to an Agricultural Area Committee
who shall decide, whether the notice shall stand or be modified or
cancelled.
(2) Upon the receipt of this request the Superintendent shall
inform the Governor thereof and the Governor shall appoint an
Agricultural Area Committee to hear such person and shall
inform him of the appointment of the said Committee.

10. A decision of an Agricultural Area Committee under
section 5 or section 9 of this Ordinance shall be subject ,to
review by the Governor in Council at the request either 'of the
owner or occupier of the land affected, by the decision or of the
Superintendent, -and the decision of the Governor in Council
shall be final.


11. The Governor shall for the purpose of carrying into
effect the provisions of this Ordinance-
(a) divide the Colony into agricultural areas;
(b) appoint a panel of persons not exceeding fourteen
including-the Magistrates of the Colony who shall be ex
officioio members thereof, from which panel the'members of
Agricultural Area Committees shall be selected;
(c) appoint Agricultural Area Committees on such occasions
as may be necessary under sections 5 and 9 of' this
OrdiDtnce.


* ...... ".










No. Agriculture. 1951.


12. An Agricultural Area Committee shall consist of a
Chairman and" two other persons, and the Magistrate of the
district within whose magisterial jurisdiction the agricultural
land is situate shall be chairman of the Committee : Provided
that the Governor ipay in his discretion appoint /some other
Magistrate to be Chairman of the Committee.

13 (1) An Agricultural Area Committee appointed under this
Ordinance shall have all sich powers, rights and privileges as are
vested in a Magistrate under the Magistrates Ordinance on the
occasion of any hearing, in respect of the following matters-
(a) enforcing the attendance of witnesses and examining
them on oath, or affirmation;
(b) issuing summonses under the hand of the Chairman;
(c) authorising the representation before them of any person
appearing to them to be interested by counsel, or solicitor,
or otherwise if they consider that any injustice would
ensue if 'that person were not so represented.
(2) The procedure at a hearing before an Agricultural Area
Committee, the remuneration of witnesses for attendance threat
and all questions incidental to the hearing shall be ifn accordance
with the practice and procedure of a Magistrate's Court in civil
proceedings in so far as the same are applicable.

14 (1) Where any. anti-erosion works have been established
by the owner or occupier of any land in pursuance of a direction
issued by the Superintendent, or by any person authorised by the
Superintendent on a failure to obey such direction, the owner or
occupier of such land shall at all times maintain the said anti-
erosion works in a fit and proper condition to the satisfaction of
the Superintendent.
(2) Any person who fails to maintain the said anti-erosion
works shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance and
shall be liable on summary conviction to a, fine not exceeding.one
hundred dollars and in default *of payment thereof to
imprisonment for a period not exceeding three months or to both
such fine and imprisonment.

15. 'Where any person is required, under the provisions of
section 8 of this Ordinance, to do any act or thing which may
involve him in the expenditure of any money, he may, subject to
the provisions of any Regulation made under the provisions of
section 20 of this Ordinance, apply to the Superintendent for an
advance of money to enable him to do such act or thing, and the
Superintendent in making the advance shall state the terms and
conditions under which the advance is made apd such advance
shall be recoverable in the name of the Superintendent from the
owner as a civil debt.


Constitution of
Agricultural
Area
Committees.



Powers of
Agricultural
Area
Committees.
Cap. 12.












Maintenance of
anti-erosion
works.











Application for
advances.


Agriculture.


1951.


No. .








- Agriculture.


Source, interest 16. Any advances under the provisions of this Ordinance
on, and shall- -
payment of (a) be made from funds provided for the purpose by the
advances. Legislative Council of the Colony',
(b) bear interest at such rate per annum as the Governor in
Council may, from time to time determine;
(c) be "repaid in equal yearly instalments of capital and
interest within such period, not exceeding thirty years, as
may be agreed upon between the applicant and the
Superintendent :
Provided that nothing in this paragraph contained shall
preclude any person from repaying any balance due from him to
the Superintendent at any -time before the expiration of the
period so agreed upon.

Advance to be 17. All moneys advanced under the provisions of this
charge on land. Ordinance, together With any interest thereon and all charges
incidental thereto anp, to the repayment thereof, shall be a
charge upon the land in respect of which the advance or payment
has been made : Provided that-
(a) Where the Superintendent proposes to make an advance
on land which is subject to a statutory or contractual
mortgage or charge, or,
S(b) where the Superintendent proposes to make an advance
on land which is the subject of a lease, and the lessee (not
being a lessee from the Crown) is in possession,
the Superintendent shall in writing advise the mortgagee or
charge or lessor, as the case may be, who shall, if he objects to
the making of the advance, be given an opportunity of being
heard by the Superintendent before the advance is made.

Registration of 18. (1) As soon as possible after an advance has been
advances, approved by the Superintendent, the Superintendent shall
prepare a notification in %the form in the Schedule hereto and
shall sign arid forward the same to be registered by the Registrar
without charge under the provisions of the Registration of
Documents Ordinance, 1937. Such notification shall be certified
by the Registrar to the effect that the land-in question is or is not,
subject to any registered charge or lease as the case may be.
(2) As soon as such notification has been certified and
registered by the Registrar he shall inform the Superintendent
who shall pay the advance to the owner in accordance with the
terms contained in such notification.

Right of a- 19. Where a lessee holding land under a lease from any
lessee to other person has, in complying with any order or direction issued
compensation under the provisions of this Ordinance, done at his own expense
for work done. any work on such land, such lessee shall be entitled at the


1951.


No. .











termination of his lease to obtain from the lessor as compensation
such sum as-fairly represents the residuary value of such work to
the lessQr. -


20. The 'Governor in Council may make Regulationg
governing the making of advances under the provisions of this
Ordinance and without prejudice to the generality of the
foregoing, for all or any of the following purposes-
(a) prescribing the manner/ in which applications for
advances shall be made;
(b) prescribing the purposes for, and the terms and conditions
on which, advances may be made;
(c) prescribing the maximum amount of, and the rate of
-interest to be charged on advances;
(d) appointing an advisory board or boards to consider and
report upon, and to make recommendations in regard to,
applications for advances under this Ordinance;
(e) carrying into effect the provisions of this'Ordinance.

21 (1) Any notice or other document required or authorised-
by or under this Ordinance to be given or served on any person
shall be duly given or served if it is delivered to him, or left at his
proper address, or where 'this is not known, his last known
address, or sent to him by post in a registered letter.
(2) Any such document required as authorised to be given to
or served on an incorporated company or body'shall be duly given
or served if given to or served on the secretary or clerk of- the
company or body at the registered or principal office of the
company or body.
(3) Where any document is to be given to or served on a
person as being the persoxnhaving any interest in land, and it Ls
* not practicable after reasonable inquiry to ascertain his name or
address, the document may be given or served by addressing to
him hy the description Of the person having that interest in land
(naming it) and delivering the document to some responsible
person on the land, or by affixing it, or a copy of it, to some
conspicuous object on the land.


Power to make
Regulations.








/.




Service of
notices.


- I' 151.


No. .


, Agriculture.


b b







. No. Agriculture. 105L


SCHEDULE.

NOTIFICATIOf OF ADVANCE.
Made under section 18 of the Agricultural Ordinance, 1951.
'(a) Name and address of- Applicant......................... ............................ ..............
(b) Name, extent, -deic option and bound-
aries of land against which advance
is m a d e '. .............................................. ....:............................................ ................
is made
(c) A m oufi t of -advan ce ........ .................. ............... .. ....... ....... ....................
(d) Date of repayment-.or dates and
amounts of instalments of repay-
m e n t ................................ ............................... ................. .........................
m erit .............

Signature of Applieant.
(e) Approved .................... ............. .. .. ................ ........
Signature of Superintendent.

- (f) The above-mentioned, land is. ,subjecttof the following registered charge or
lease
S+ nt subject to any registered charge or lease


S Registrar.
(g)'+ Advance -made this- day of 19
+ First Instalment

Superintendenft.

+ Delete if not applicable.

SPassed the Legislative Council this day of 1951.

Clerk of Legislative Coundil,
(B 33/1949.)

OBJECTS AD 'REASONS..

--The object of this bill is to provide machinery whereby the owners and-
occupiers of agricultural land may be compelled if necessary to fulfil their'
responsibilities to the community by managing their land in such a manner as to
prevent erosion and ruination of the soil.
P. CECIL LEWIS,
Crown Attorney.
Crown Attorney's Chambers
N th December 1050


















SAINT VINCENT.


No. of 1951.


BILL FOR


AN ORDINANCE to amend the Public
Ordinance, Cap. 195.


Property Insurance


;' 3 '


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 Property
Insurance (Amendment) Ordinance, 1951, ad shall be read
as one with the Public Property Insurance Ordinance (hereinafter
referred to as the principal Ordinance) and all amendments
thereto.

2. After section 6 of the principal Ordinance ,the following
section shall be inserted :-


" Definition
of decay.


6A For the purposes of this Ordinance public
property shall be deemed to be decayed where
it is in such a state of disrepair, not attribut-
able to ordinary wear and tear such as may be
occasioned by occupation or the normal action
of the weather, that it must undergo coMn-
plete renovation or be substantially repaired
before it is suitable for th purpose for which
it is or may be intended."


Short title.

Cap. 195.



Addition of new
section tp
principal
Ordinance.


O


\






No. Public Property Insurance (Armenidment I 1951.


Passed the Legislative Council this day: of 1951.


Clerk of Legislative Council.
(F 2/1940).


OBJECTS A~D REASONS.

The object of this Bill is to define the term decay ".

P. CECIL LEWIS,
: \Crown Attorney.
Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,-
16th October, 1950.


















SAINT VINCENT.


No. of 1951.







BILL FOR


AN ORDINANCE to amend the Medical Officers
114.


Ordinance, Cap.


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

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Medical Officers Short title.
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1951, and shall be read as one with the
Medical Officers Ordinance (hereinafter "referred to as the Cap. 114.-
principal Ordinance) and dl1 amendments thereto.

2. After section 12 of the principal Ordinance the following' Addition of new
section shall be inserted :- section to
principal
LABORATORY. -. Ordinance.
"12A. (1) All tests or examinations required in the
interest of public health oi' for laborers or persons entitled to
free medical-aid shall be conducted at the laboratory at the -
-Colonial Hospital free of charge.
(2) The Governor in Council may make rules for fixing, a
table of fees to be paid by private individuals for tests 'or
examinations recommended by their physicians and conducted"
at the said laboratory..








No. .. .Medical Officers (Amendment). 1951.


(3) The said rules shall empower the Senior Medical
Officer to charge fees for tests or examinations not specifically
mentioned therein, which are performed at an individual's
'request, and may provide either for the reduction of any fee to
one-half or the remission of the whole thereof on the .
recommendation of a Medical Practitioner."


Passed the Legislative Council this day of 1951.

SClerk .of Legislative Council.
(M 24/1950)

OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The object of -this Bill is to empower the Governor in Council to make rules
for the collection of fees for tests or examinations conducted at the Colonial
Hospital laboratory for' private individuals.
2. The.Bill also provide-s-
(a) that tests, in the interest of public health,-for labourers and others
entitled to free medical aid and in certain circumstances on the
recommendation of a Medical Practitioner shall be free of charge;
(b) for a'reduction of fees on the recommendation of a Medical Practitioner;
(c) that the Senior Medical Officer may charge for tests not specifically
mentioned in the rules if performed at an individual's request.
P. CECIL' LEWIS,
SCrown Attorney.
Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
1st September, 1950.



















SAINT VINCENT.


No. of 195f.







BILL FOR

AN -ORDINANCE further to amend the
Ordinance, 1946.



SEnacted by the Governor with.the advice
Legislative Council of Saint Vincent.'


Land Acquisition


and.consent of the


S 1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Land Acquisition
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1951, and shall be read as one with the
Land Acquisition Ordinance, 1946, (hereinafter referred to as the
principal Ordinance) and all amendments thereto.

2. Paragraph (a) of section 19 of the principal Ordinance is
hereby repealed and replaced as follows :-
"(a) The value of the land shall, subject as hereinafter
provided, be taken to be the amount which the land, if sold in
the open market by a willing seller, might have been expected
to have realized at a date twelve months prior to the date of
the second publication in the Gazette of the declaration under
section 3 of this Ordinance.;
Provided that this rule shall not affect the assessment of
compensation for any damage sustained by the person
interested by reason of severance, or by reason of the
acquisition injuriously affecting his other property or his
earnings, or for disturbance, or ,any other matter not directly
based on the value of the land."


Short title.

No. 22 of 1946.


Section 19(a)
of principal
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced.
\







No. Land Acquisition (Amendment). -1951.


Passed the Legislative Council this day of 1951.

Clerk of Legislative Council.

OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The object of this Bill is to alter the basis of computing compensation for land
compulsorily acquired under the Land Acquisition Ordinance as the present basis
was found to be unworkable.
The amendment is based on section 19(a) of the Grenada Land Acquisition
.Ordinance No. 3 of 1945.

P. CECIL LEWIS,
Crown Attorney.
Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
8th December, 1950.






1


SAINT VINCENT.

No, of 1951,







BILL FOR


AN ORDINANCE to provide for the. taking of an annual census of
S agricultural products and livestock in-the Colony,


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

1. This Ordinance may 'be cited as the Agricultural and
Livestock (Annual Census) Ordinance, 1951.

2. In this Ordinance-
"land" means any area of land whereof there is at least one
acre under some form of cultivation;
"the Superintendent means the Superintendent of
Agriculture.

3.- (1) -On or before the last day of January in each year the-
occupier of anyi land shall furnish to the Superintendent a return,
in form A in the Schedule hereto, of the acreage of the land under
-cultivation at the date of -the return, and of the c-rops (and
produce thereof) of ainy of the agricultural products set out in
that form reaped duiing the year ending on that date.
(2) The owner of any live stock kept on land shall in like
manner furnish a return thereof in form B in the Schedule hlreto
setting out the number of animals kept at-the date of the rituJfn
and their increase duringg the year ending oi that date.


Short- title.


Interpretation.





Annual returns
of cultivated
land, crops and
live stock;
schedule;
forms A a'nd B;
occupier of
land.
Owner ob livN .
stock,


/,








SAgricultural and Livestock (Annual Census)


Lessor or
licensor.


Supply of forn



Superintendent
power of
entry.





Penalties.


(3) The form shall-be signed by the occupier of the land or
the owner of the live stock, as the case may be, together with a
declaration that .the statement contained in the return is to the
best of his knovwedge and belief true and accurate.
(4) If the occupier of land or owner of stock is absent from
the, colony, his attorney in the -colony shall furnish the return.
(5) The Governor in Council may by proclamation substitute
from time to time any other day for the last day of January for
the return, and may in like-manner substitute from time to time
any other form for the forms contained in the Schedule.
S (6) The return shall give the information required for the
twelve months ending,one calendar month before the date of the
return, but the Governor in Council may from time to time
prescribe a different period and also if so advised call for a special
return covering any specified period.
(7) When rand is given out to tenants on lease or license, the
lessor or licensor may in any case be required by the
Superintendent to make the returns in place of the occupier of
land or owner of live stock and shall be subject to the like.
penalties.
s (8) Printed forms of every return required to be furnished
under this Ordinance shall be supplied by the Superintendent to
occupiers or owners or their attorneys.

S 4. The Superintendent, or anyone authorised by him in that
behalf, may enter between six in the forenoon anhd six in the
/afternoon upon any land respecting which returns are required by
this Ordinance after giving three days' previous iiotice in writing
to the occupier of that land or his attorney, and may survey and
measure the land or any part thereof or-count and inspect the live
stock thereon.

5. (1) Everyone cultivating five acres or upwards, or owning
twenty head of live stock* or upwards, who refuses or wilfully
neglects to furnish to the Superintendent within the time
prescribed by this Ordinance any return hereby required duly
filled up so far as he is able to do so, shall be guilty of an offence
and on conviction thereof shall be liable to a penalty not
exceeding twenty-four dollars, and shall be liable to alike penalty
for each period of seven days during which the default continues
after the conviction, and everyone cultivating less than five acres
and owning less than twenty head of live stock shall in like case
be-guilty of an offence and be liable to a penalty not exceeding ten
dollars.
(2) 'Everyone wilfully making a, false statement in any return
shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction thereof be liable to
a penalty not exceeding. one hundred dollars.








Agriculltur'l and Livestock (Annual Census)


(3) Everyone who obs.rhcts th Superintendent or anyone
authorized by him in that behalf while acting under section four
of this Ordinance shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction
thereof shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars.
(4) Penalties may be sued for and recovered by any officer of
the Department of Agriculture, or by any member of the Police
Force before a magistrate.
SCHEDULE.

(Section 3.)
A.
SAINT VINCENT.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

AGRICULTURAL AND LIVESTOCK ANNUAL CENSUS.

ACREAGE UNDER CULTIVATION AND PRODUCTION THEREFROM WITH
NUMBER OF LIVESTOCK, DURING YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 19...........
Arp


FORM A.


Area under Cultivation.
Acres.
.Sugar Cane ...... .........




Arrowroot ..... ...... ..
Sea Island Cotton ...... ...... ......

Coconut ...... ......


Nutmegs


Coffee ......
Cocoa ......
Plantains
Bananas
Oranges
Grapefruit ...... ......
Limes .. ..
Other fruits ......
Pineapples ......
Sweet Potatoes & Yams
Other tubers and roots


Sugar ......
Molasses
Rum ......

Alcohol ......
Arrowroot Starch
Lint ..... .....
Cotton Seed
Coconuts .....


Nutmegs ....
Mace
Copra
Cured Coffee
Cured Cocoa


Quantity harvested.


...... tons,

...... Proof
gallons.

...... barrels.
...... bales.
.... ber.
...... 'Number.


'1951.








Agricultural and Livestock (Annual, Census)


Area under Cultivation.

Tobacco ...... ......
Corn (Maize)
Cassava ......
Ground nuts unshelledd or equiv-
alent)
Cabbage ......
Ca'uliflow er ...... ...... ...... ......
Lettuce ...... .
- Onions.....
Peas, (Pigeon) .... ....
Tomatoes
Other. vegetables ......
Blackeye Peas ...... ..
Fodder Grass ...... ....... .....
Pasturage ...... ......
Rented Food Gardens ...... ....

Total Acres .... ...... ...


Quantity harvested.
Acres.
Tobacco, cured ...... ...... ...... lb


FORM B.
Number.














No. .....of hives.
. .. ,... ... ... ..,. .




.... ...... No. of hives.


)1
3,
3


'The statements contained in this return are to the best of my knowledge and
belief, true, and accurate.
S ig n e d ................................... .................................................... ......................
Occupier.


LIVE-STOCK-
Horses: :
Stallions.
M ares ......
Geldings
Mules ..
Donkeys ......
Cattle :-
Cows
Bulls
-Oxen ..... ...
Calves
Sheep
Goats
Swine
Fowls .... ...
Turkeys
Ducks
B ees .... ......


Total

The statements contained in this return are to the best of my knowledge and
belief true and accurate.
S ign ed .... .. ... .... ..................................................... ... .. ...
Pccupier.


No. .


1951,







Agricultural and Livestock (Annual Census)


NOTICE.


THE AGRICULTURAL AND LIVE-STOCK (ANNUAL CENSUS) ORDINANCE, 1949.

The attention of Occupiers and Owners of any cultivated land and of any
live-stock kept on any land is directed to the provisions of the above Ordinance
which are that the Occupier of any land shall not later than the 31st day of
January, in each year furnish to the Superintendent of Agriculture a return on
Form A. of ,he acreage of the said land under cultivation and of the crops .(and
produce thereof) of any: of the agricultural products set out in Form A. which
have been reaped during the year ending December 31st preceding, and that the
owner of any live-stock' kept on any land shall in like manner furnish'a return
thereof on Form B. setting out the number of animals kept at the date of the
return and their increase during the year ending on that date.
Should the Occupier of land or Owner of stock be absent from the Colony the
attorney in the Colony of the Occupier or Owner must furnish the required return.
The form must be signed-by the Occupier of the land or the Owner of the live-
stock respectively, or if such occupier or Owner is absent from the Colony by his
attorney in the Colony.
Every Occupier of land or Owner of stock who refuses or wilfully neglects to
furnish the Superintendent of Agriculture not later than January 31st in each
year the return duly filled up as far as he is able to do so will be prosecuted and on
conviction will be subject to a penalty.not exceeding twenty-five dollars and every
person wilfully making a false statement on the returns will be similarly dealt
with and be subject to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars.
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SAIMT VINCENT AGRICULTURAL & LIVESTOCK ANNUAL CENSUS..

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No.


Agricultural and Livestock (Annual Census)


Passed the Legislative Council this


day of


1951.


1951.


Clerjc of Legislative Council.

OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The object of this.Bill is to-make provision for the taking of an annual census
of crops and livestock in the Colony.

P. CECIL LEWIS,
Crown Attorney.
Crown Attorney's ChaAibers, ,
Court -House,
Kingstown,
13th September, 1949.,


















SAINT VINCENT.

No. of 1051.


BILL FOR

AN ORDINANCE to amend the Public Library Ordinance, 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 Public Library
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1951, and shall be read as one with the
Public Library Ordinance (hereinafter referred to as "the
principal Ordinance").

2. Subsection (5) of section 6 of the principal Ordinance is
hereby amended by substituting the words "two years" for the
words one year appearing in the second line thereof.

3. Section 7 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by the addition thereto of the following subsection r-
"(7) The Secretary of the Committee shall keep a; true
account of the proceedings of all meetings of the Committee
and shall record the same in a minute book kept for that
purpose."


Passed the Legislative Council this


day of


Short title.

No. 4 of 1950.


Section 6 (5) of
principal
Ordinance
amended.
Section 7 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.





1951.


Clerk of Legislative Council.


(E 151948).,


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No. Public Library (Amendment). 1951.


OBJECTS AND REASONS.-

The object of this Bill is to authorise the Secretary to eep a record of-the
proceedings of meetings-of the Library Committee and to extend the period, of
service of members of the Committee from one year to two years.

P. CECIL LEWIS,
Crozvn Attorney.
Crown Attorney's Chambers,'
Court House,
Kingstown,
20th September, 1950.










SAINT VINCENT. /

STATUTORY RULES AND ORD

1951, No. 10. 4_

I.',c .T .7 TA- (PAYMENT BY GOVERNME
LZi VLOYEES AND PENSIONERS) RULES.

(Gazetted 13th February, 1951.)

1. Short title. These Rules may be cited as the Income Tax (Payment
by Governmental Employees and Pensioners) Rules, 1951.

2. Deductions from salary, wages or pension. (a) Every public
officer or Gc..eaTni.ient Employee or person receiving pension out of the public
revenue of the Colony shall pay income tax chargeable on him in the following
manner, that is to say, the tax shall be deducted from his salary, wages or pension
as the case may be, in equal monthly instalments of not less than one dollar:
Provided that the period for deduction shall, except in cases where the salary,
wages or pension payable up to December is insufficient to cover the taxes due, not
extend beyond the 31st December in any year and shall commence on the day of
payment of salary, wages or pension for the month in which the Treasury is
advised d of the income tax payable by such officer, employee or person : Provided
further that when any such office, employee or person so elects the tax payable
by him may be paid by either of the methods set out in paragraphs (b) and (c) of
this rule.
(b) Where an officer, employee or person to whom these Rules apply, has been or
is likely to be assessed at an' amount of twenty-four dollars or more, deductions
from his salary, wages or pension, may commence as from the month of January
in the year of assessment provided that prior to commencement of such
deductions he requests the Treasurer, to make such deductions, and provided also
that in any case where deductions commenced prior to assessment the rate of
deductions shall be adjusted where necessary on receipt of the assessment.
(c) Where an officer, employee or person to whom these Rules apply, within
ten days after receipt of the notice of assessment referred to in section 49 (1) of
the Incim Ta.- Crni-nance notifies the Treasurer of his intention to pay his
Income Tax to the Treasurer in the ordinary course, in one lump-sum on or before
the 30th Scptember, no deductions shall be made as aforementioned; provided
that in any such case where it transpires that full payment is not made by the due
date, the Treasurer shall commence to make deductions to satisfy the full
assessment by the 31st December even to the extent of withholding all the net
salary, wages or pension payable to the officer and provided further that where
the full tax is not satisfied by the 31st December by such deductions then such
deductions shall continue until the full assessment is paid.




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3. Effect of non-election. Any public officer or Government employee
or person receiving pension out of the public revenue of the Colony who fails to
give the notice of his election as set out in paragraphs (b) and (c) of rule 2, shall
be deemed to have assented to the income tax payable by him being deducted in
the manner set forth in paragraph (a) of rule 2.

4. Notification to Treasurer in cases of appeal. If any public
officer or Government employee or person receiving pension out of the public
revenue of the Colony who has exercised his option to pay his income tax by
deduction under the preceding ruias appeals against the asessesment made upon
him the Commissioners shall notify the Treasurer of the amount of income tax
(if any) to be collected from or refunded to such officer, employee or person as
the case may be, in order that the amount deducted from official salary, wages or
pension shall represent in the whole the amount of income tax payable for the
year by such officer, employee or person as a result of his appeal.

5. Officers transferred or resigning. In the event of a public
officer or Government employee resigning the Public Service of the Colony, or
being appointed to the Public Service of another Colony, during the year of
assessment, the Income Tax payable by that officer shall be forthwith paid inil
the Treasury and for that purpose the unpaid salary of that c.oicer shall so far as
the same shall extend be applied.

6. Revocation. The following rules are hereby revoked :-
(a) Rule 10 of the Rules made by the Governor in Council on the 1Gth day
of Febru-ry, 1924, under the Income Tax Ordinance, 1024.
(b) The Income Tax (Amendment) Rules, 1048, (S. R. & 0. 1943, !No. 4V).



Made by the Governor in Council under section 75 (1) (b) of the Income Tax
Ordinance (No. 23 ci' 1i3) this 8th day of February 1951.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Aciig Clerk of Excctive Council.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.


[ Price 8 cents. ]


1951.




I -,


SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND

1951, No. 11.


PRICES CONTROL (AMENDMENT NO. 6) NOTICE.


(Gazetted 13th February 1951).


1. Short title. This Notice may. be cited as the Prices, Control,
S(Amendment No. 6) Notic'" ; a" :

2. Amendment. The prices set out hereunder are the Maximum
3rlir'esfffd v whcih the articles enumerated may be sold in the Colony and the First
Schedule Part B to the Prices Control Order 1947 (S. R. & 0. No.;,25) is hereby
amended by deleting all the words, figures and symbols occurirg in -the columns
opposite the articles: "Biscuits Unsweetened-Bermudez Crix Brand, &
Bermudez 'Cheese Biscuits," Biscuits Sweetened-Bermudez Marie & Bermudez
Sandwich," "Butter:Cooking-Australian, .Hammer Brand & O.B.B. Brand," "Salt
-Coarse," Salt-Fine," and substituting therefore the following:
FIRST SOHEDULE-PART B.


Article.


B'iscnits Unsweetpned-
'Bermudez Crix Brand
:^ * / '


SBerrmi nde/ Cheese
Bis uits' ....

Biscuits Swectenedl-
Bermuudez Marie ...

Bermndez Sandwich
Butter Cooking-


$9.4'2 per drum of 35 Ibs


$12.74 per drum of
96 pkLs.

$11.84 per drum of
36 pkts.

$10.52 per drum of 35 lbs.

$1 50 per lb. in 4 oz. pkts.


. Australian Hammer
.Brand ... $4.4 p
8.75
T3. 7a21 19.83

$ t3 5 --


er tin

, .-'


of 5 Ibs.
,,10 ,,
,,.25 ,,


32c. per lb..
2 biscuits
for Ic.
16c. per pkt.


33c. per lb.
2.biscuits
for Ic.
16 c. per pkt,


15c. per pkt. 15 c. per.pkt.


36c. per lb.

44c. per pkt.


94c. per lb.


,Area "'C"

34c. per lb:
2 biscuits
for Ic.
161c. per pkt.

15 c.p pkt -
lO^c~-C.'fp~t'l- *


361c. per lb. 36.c. per lb.'


44c. per pkt.


95c. per lb.


446. per pkt.


9.60. per lb.


S[P.T.o.]


-"'


Maximum Wholesale Price


Ar


Maximum Retail Price.


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Article. Maximum Wholsa ale Price Maximum Retail Pri.e.


Butter Oooking-
Australian
O. B. B. Brand


SSalt Coarse




Salt Fine


$4.42 per tin of 5 lbs.
$21.60 ,, ,,, 25 ,

$4.20 per brl. in lots of
1-4 brls.

$3.97 per brl. in lots of
5 brls .or more
$1.56 per sack of 60 lbs.


Area "A"


98c. per lb.


60c. per qt.


2c. per lb.

3c. per lb.


Area "B.


99c. per 11


61c. per q


2-c. per 11

31c. per 11


SArea "C.,


b. $1.00 per lb.


t. 62c.jer qt.


b. 3c. per lb.

b. 4c. per lb.


Area "A" means the town of Kingstown and within one mile thereof.
Area "B means all other places throughout the Colony other than those
mentioned in Areas A and "C".
Area C" means all the vllage. of Overland, Sanay Bay, Owia, Faey
Windsor Forest and the St. Vincent G~nadnez.


Made by the Competent Authority under rentla 3 of the PFrile Cntrol
Order 1947 (S.R. & O. No. 25) this 10th day of February, 1951..

A. V. SPROTT,
Controller of Supplies.
(T 20/1949).


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRITNER AT THE GOVERNMENT PaNTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price 8 cents. ]
1951.


I


I _I


Maximum Retail Prise.


*Maximum Wholesale Price


Article.






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