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Publication Date: May 15, 1951
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    Ordinance No. 14 of 1951: An Ordinance to make provision for raising the necessary money for the Development Works set out therein
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    Ordinance No. 15 of 1951: An Ordinance to amend the Medical Officers Ordinance, Cap. 114
        Page A-107
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    Ordinance No. 16 of 1951: An Ordinance to amend the Income Tax Ordinance, 1948
        Page A-109
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    Ordinance No. 17 of 1951: An Ordinance to provide for the establishment of Local Authorities for Towns and Villages
        Page A-111
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    Ordinance No. 18 of 1951: An Ordinance to provide for the tanking of an annual census of agricultural products and livestock in the Colony - 15th May, 1951
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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 39: The Trading with the Enemy (Custodian) Order, 1951
        Page B-113
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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 40: The Prices Control (Amendment No. 17) Notice, 1951 - 15th May, 1951
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    Supplement to Gazette. 40: Minutes of Meeting of the Legislative Council held on November 2, 1950
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127


SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT


GAZETTE


VOL. 84.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 MAY, 1951. [No. 25.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.
No. 219.
THE LAND ACQUISITION ORDINANCE, 1946, No. 22 of 1946.
PRELIMINARY NOTIFICATION AND POWER TO ENTER LAND UNDER
SECTION 4 OF THE ABOVE ORDINANCE.
W. F. COUTTS,
Administrator.
The Governor-in-Council is bf the opinion that the lands described in the
.schedule hereto are likely to be required for a public' purpose, to wit, the
accommodation of head-works, pipe lines, balancing tank and power station of
the Hydro-electric generating system, and that it is necessary to make a
preliminary survey or other investigation of the said lands.
SCHEDULE.
ALL THAT lot piece or parcel of land bordered and shaded in RED in six
drawings thereof numbered respectively C.H.E. 2A, C.H.E. 2B, C.H.E. 2C, C.H.E. 2D,
C.H.E. 2E and C.H.E. 2F which may be seen at the Surveys Office in the Public
Works Department Kingstown.
By Command,
BERNARD GIBBS,
Government Secretary.
15th May, 1951.


No. 220.
.MISSION FROM COLONIAL OFFICE,
BOARD OF TRADE AND MINISTRY
OF FOOD TO WEST INDIES.
It has been officially announced in
London that a mission headed by Mr.
A. G. BOTTOMLEY, M.P., Secretary for
-Overseas Trade, and including senior.
-official representatives of the Colonial
Office, the Board of Trade and the
Ministry of Food, will visit the V.'est
Indies this week.


The Mission will hold discussions in
Jamaica on 17th May with representa-
tives of the Cigar Industry, and will
also have talks with the Executive
Council of Jamaica. They will come
to Barbados at the end of the week for
the purpose of discussions with the
Regional Economic Committee, which
is to be opened at Hastings House on
1(th May.
The Main object of the Mission's
visit to Barbados will be to explain to
the Regional Economic Committee the


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128 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 MAY, 1951.--(No. 25).


position in regard to sugar which has
arisen in the course of negotiations with
Cuba, and to obtain full information as
to the views of the West Indies. Mem-
bers of the British West Indies Sugar
Association will be attending the
meeting of the Regional Economic
Committee and will be present at these
discussions. It is the Mission's inten-
tion to hold a meeting in London on
their return with representatives of
Commonwealth Sugar producers, in-
cluding London representatives of West
Indian producers.
15th May, 1951.
(B. 47/1948).

No. 221,
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELEC-
TIONS) ORDINANCE, 195.1.

[Form A 3].
With reference to Government Notice
No. 211 of 8th May, 1951, the following
changes which have been made in the
list of the names of enumerators for the
Electoral District of South Windward
are published for general informa-
tion :-
In polling division No. 2, Freeland
etc., substitute Mr. JOSEPH MATTHIAS
CATO" for "Mr. REUBEN BAILEY", and"
"Mesopotamia" for "Mt. Pleasant";
and in polling division No. 10, Lower
Stubbs etc., substitute '"Miss MYRTLE
DAISLEY" for Miss JOSEPHINE JACK".
15th May, 1951.
(J. 26/1950).


No. 222.
REGIONAL ECONOMIC COMMITTEE
MEETING, BARDADOS.

The Honourable E. A. JOACHIM,
Elected Member for the Leeward Dis-
trict, left the Colony for Barbados on
14th May, 1951, to attend as this Colo-
ny's delegate at the Regional Economic
Committee meeting to be held there
from 16th May.
15th May, 1951.
(F. 35/1948).

No. 223.
ACTING APPOINTMENT.
Mr. MCDOKALD SMITH, Principal
Clerk, Treasury, etc., Department, as
Colonial Treasurer, etc., with effect
from 15th May, 1951, and during the
absence of the Honourable V. D.
ARCHER, Colonial Treasurer, on official
visit to Barbados to attend as Adviser to
the Colony's delegate at the Regional
.. .i3


Economic Committee meeting shortly
to be held there.
15th May, 1951.
(P.F. 77).


No. 224.
RESUMPTION OF DUTIES.

With reference to Government Notice
No. 437 of 12th September, 1950, the
following officers have reverted to their
substantive posts as follows:-
Mr. A. V. KING, Assistant Govern-
ment Secretary,
Mr. H. H. WILLIAMS, Acting Princi-
pal Clerk,
Mrs. KATHLEEN GIBBS, Senior Clerk.
15th May, 1951.
(A. 6/1944).


No. 225.
LEGISLATION.

The Right Honourable the Secretary
of State for the Colonies has notified that-
His Majesty the KING will not be advised
to exercise his power of disallowance in
respect of the following Ordinance of
this Government:-
No. 6 of 1951.-An Ordinance to
amend the Customs Duties Ordin-
ance, Cap. 184.
(F. 25/1941).
15th May, 1951.


No. 226.
The under-mentioned Ordinances
which have been assented to by His
Excellency the Governor are published,
for general information with this issue
of the Gazette :-
No. 14 of 1951.-An Ordinance to
make provision for raising the
necessary money for the Develop-
ment Works set out therein.
(F. 60/1947).

No. 15 of 1951.-An Ordinance to
amend the Medical Officers Ordin-
ance, Cap. 114.
(M. 24/1950).

No. 16 of 1951.-An Ordinance to
amend the Income Tax Ordinance,.
1948.
(J. 38/1950).

No. 17 of 1951.-An Ordinance to pro-
vide for the establishment of
Local Anthorities for Towns and
Villages.
(D. 10/1949).














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 MAY, 1951.-(No. 25).


No. 18 of 1951.-An Ordinance to
provide for the taking of ant
annual census of agricultural
products and livestock in the
Colony.
15th May, 1951.

No. 227.
The followingDocuments are publish-
ed with this issue of the Gazette :-
S.R. & 0. No. 39.-The Trading with
the Enemy (Custodian) Order,
1951.
(G. 4/1946).

S.R. & O. No. 40.-The Prices Control
(Amendment No. 17) Notice, 1951.
(T. 20/1949).
15th May, 1951.



No. 228.
ST. VINCENT AGRICULTURAL
SCHOLARSHIP, 1951.

Applications are invited for the St.
Vincent Agricultural Scholarship ten-
able at the Imperial College of Tropical
Agriculture, Trinidad, for a period of
three years commencing October, 1951.
Applicants should be holders of the
Cambridge Local (a) Higher School Cer-
tificate with passes, at ordinary standard,
in Chemistry and Botany, or (b) School
Certificate, Grade I or II with credit
passes in Chemistry and Biology.
Every applicant is required to supply
the following:-
(a) A Birth Certificate
(b) A .Certificate of Good Character
(c) Thet names of schools attended
an, details of examinations pass-
ed.
Applications should be addressed to
the Government Secretary, Government
Office, and should reach himn not later
than 31st iay, 1951.
15th May, 1951.
(B. 41/1950).

No. 229.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.

Copies of minutes of meeting of the
Legislative Council held on the 2nd
November, 1950. which may also be seen
at the Government Office, Kingstown Li-
brary. and at all Revenue Offices and
District Post Offices, are published with
this issue of the Gazette.
15th May, 1951.


No. 193.
BANK HOLIDAYS.

Under the Bank Holidays Ordinance,
Thursday the 24th May (Corpus Christi).
being a Bank Holiday, all Public Offices
will be closed on that day.
24th April, 1951.
(A. 7/1943.)

No. 194.
Under the Bank Holidays Ordinance,.
Friday the 25th May is declared a Bank
Holiday for the purpose of celebrating
Empire Day (24th May) which falls on
the same day as Corpus Christi.
All Public Offices will, therefore, be
closed on that day.
24th April, 1951.
(A. 7/1913.)

By Command,

BERNARD GIBBS,
Government Secretary..

GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
15th May, 1951.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

POST OFFICE NOTICES.

It is notified for general information
that due to Whit Monday the "Marcelle
S" will commence her 1st run of the
wrek to the Grenadi nes on Tuesday 15th
May instead of Monday l4th M.ify.
2. Due o0 Corpus Christi and Empire
Day on 24th and 25th .lay the "Mar!celle
S" will only perform one run to the
Grenadines commencing on iMonday 21st
May, 1951 ;nd the 2nd run of that week
will le cancelled.
G. ELFORD WILLIAMS,
Colonial Postmaster.
General Post Olice,
St. Vincent,
5th May, 1951.


EDUCATION NOTICE.

CAMBRIDGE LOCAL EXAMINATIONS,
1951.

The Cambri, g, Local Higher School
Certificate and School Certificate Exam-
inations will hb held at this Centre in
December, 1951.
TheI fees payable at the Treasury are
as follows:-













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 MAY, 1951.-(No. 25).


(a) University Fee: Information in connexion with "pri-
H. S. C. 4. 0. 0. vate entries" may be obtained from the
S. C. 2. 5 0. Local Secretary.
(b) Local Fee :
(H. S. 0. & S. C.) 2. 0. W. M. LOPEY,
Entry Forms may be obtained from Local Secretary.
the Local Secretary, to whom the Forms,
duly filled up, should be returned not GRAMMAR SCHOOL,
later than Saturday 9th Tune, 1951. 28th April, 1951.



.ST. VINCENT, B.W.I.
TREASURY NOTICE.

STATEMENT by the Treasurer in -the form prescribed by the Governor under
the authority of Section 48 of the Land and House Tax Ordinance Chapter
194 and sent to the Registrar for registration.

WHEREAS Wilhelmina Kirby of Vermont Valley in the Island of St. Vincent is
indebted to the Government of the Colony in the sum of four dollars and fourteen
cents ($4.14) she being a defaulter in the payment of land taxes (including fines
and fees) for the years 1941 to. 1949 inclusive in respect of one house spot situate
at Cocoa Village in the Parish of St. David in the Colony of St. Vincent.
AND WHEREAS the said house spot was on the 16th day of December, 1950 put
up for sale by auction in accordance with the provisions of the Land and House
Tax Ordinance, Chapter 194.
AND WHEREAS no bid was offered for the said house spot.
AND WHEREAS the aforesaid sum of Four dollars and fourteen cents ($4.14)
cannot be raised by sale of Wilhelmina Kirby's goods, chattels or other property.
AND WHEREAS it is provided by Section 48 of the Land and House Tax
Ordinance Chapter 194 that on the occurrence of the circumstances mentioned in
the preceding recital the property which was offered for sale should vest in His
Majesty for the use of the Government of the Colony.
AND WHEREAS it is provided by the aforementioned Section that the Treasurer,
shall forward to the Registrar of the Court for the purposes of due registration a
statement in form to be prescribed by the Governor giving the particulars of the
land and house, the name of the person in default, the amount due and the date
.of the abortive sale.
AND WHEREAS it is further provided by the aforementioned section that the
said house and land shall not vest as aforesaid until such Statement has beex
.recorded by the Registrar and published in the Gazette, and thereupon such
record shall constitute an indefeasible title in His Majesty, His heirs and
successors.
IT Is HEREBY DECLARED that by virtue of the provisions of the aforementioned
section the land described in the Schedule hereto is vested in His Majesty for- the
use of the Government of the Colony.


SCHEDULE.

Date of
Name of defaulter Situation of Acreage abortive Amount
property sale due

Wilhelmina Kirby Cocoa 1 house spot 16th $4-14
Village December,
in the 1950.
Parish of
St. David


V. D. ARCHER,
Treasurer.
Dated this sixth day of April 1951.


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SAINT VINCENT.

No. 14 of 1951.

I Assent


R. D. IH ARUNDELL,
Governor.


27th ApIil, 1951.
AN ORDINANCE to -make provision for raising the necessary
money for the Development Works set out therein.


[ 15th May, 1951. ] -

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

1. This Ordinaiice may b6 cited as the Loan (Economic
Development) Ordinance, 1951 .

2. In this Ordinance unless the context otherwise requires:-
Crown Agents means the person or persons acting for the
time being as Crown Agents for the Colonies in the United
Kingdom.
Governor." means the person for the time being administering
the Government of the Colony.

3. The Governor or the Crown Agents acting on his behalf
may raise by loan in the United Kingdom in one sum or by
instalments an amount sufficient to produce as nearly as may be
the sum of three hundred and ninety-two thousand dollars and
such further sum as may be necessary to defray the expenses of
issue.

4, The principal monies and interest represented by the loan
issued undei' the provisions of this Ordinance -are hereby charged
upon and shall be payable out of the general revenues and assets
of the Colony. i


Short title.


Interpretation.






Governor or
Crown Agents
may raise loan
in theo United
Kingdom


Loan to be a
charge on the
revenue and
assets of the
Colony,


[ L.S.]









Loan (Economic Development).


Purposes for
which loan to.
be applied. -







Loan may be
raised under
Ordinance
No. 14 of 1950,
or as the
Governor or
Crown Agents
may decide.

Sinking fund to
commence not
later thah 3
years from date
on which
interest
commences.

Provisions, to
,apply if loan is
raised
independently
of Ordinance
No. 14 of 1950.


S5. (1) Any sum raised to defray the expenses of issue shall
be applied only to that purpose.
S (2) Save as aforesaid the money borrowed under this
Ordinance. shall be. appropriated .and applied to the purposes
specified in the Schedule to this Ordinance. -Provided that the
Governor may, with the prior sanction of the Secretary of State,
utilize any savings in respect of any of the items in the Schedule-
to cover any excess of expenditure in respect of any other or
others of the said items. -

6. The Loan hereby authorisedd or any part of it may be
raised under the provisions of the General Loan and Stock
Ordinance, 1950, or notwithstanding anything to the contrary
contained in the said Ordinance independently of that said
SOrdinance as the Governor or the Crown Agents acting on his
behalf may decide.



7. If the loan hereby-authorised shall be issued under the
provisions of the General Loan and Stock Ordinance, 1950, then
the contribution to the Sinking Fund as contemplated by the
provisions of sections 14 and 28 of the said Ordinance shall
Commence in respect of any debentures or stock issued under this
Ordinance not later than three years after the date from which
the interest on such debentures or stock shall commence to run.

8. If it should be decided to issue the loan hereby authorised
independently of the General Loan and Stock Ordinance, 1950,
then the following provisions shall apply :-
(a) so long ag any portion of the loan remains outstanding
the Governor shall in each half-year ending with the day
on which the interest on the loan falls due appropriate
out of the general revenues and assets of the Colony a sulin
equal to one half-year's interest on the whole of the-loan
outstanding and shall remit that sum to the Crown
Agents at such time as will enable them to pay thereout
S, the then current half-year's interest on the day on which
it falls due.
(b) The Governor shall also in., each half-year ending as
_afores'hid appropriate out of the said revenues and assets
of the Colony for the formation of a sinking fund for the
repayment of the loan at par an additional sui in respect
of the total nominal amount of the, loan outstanding
equal to one-half of the annual contribution to be decided
uponl by the Governor on the issue of the loan and shall
remit that sum to the Crown Agents with the remittance
hereinbefore mentioned :


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1951.


No. 14.







105

No. 14. Loan (Economic Development). 1951.


Provided that the said contributionshall, in respect of
any money raised under this Ordinance commence not
later than three years after the date from which the
interest on such money shall commence to run;
(c) the aforesaid annual contribution shall be not less than
such amount as may be determined with the approval of
the Secretary of State to be sufficient to redeem the loan
at its due date.
(d) the Crown Agents shall place at interest or invest so much
of the money so remitted to them as aforesaid as shall not
be required for the payment of interest for the current
half-year in the purchase of such securities as may be
approved by the Secretary of State as a sinking fund for
the final extinction of the debt and the Crown Agents
shall also place at interest or invest in the purchase of
like securities the accumulations of interest on the
dividends, interest or produce of such investments, and"
may from time to time with the approval of the Secretary
of State change any such investments and shall hold such
funds in trust for the repayment of the principal monies
for the time being represented by the loan;
(e) in case the sinking fund provided for by this Ordinance
shall be insufficient for the payment of all the principal
monies borrowed under the authority of this-Ordinance at
the time the same shall have become due the Governor
shall make good the deficiencies out of the general
revenues and assets of the Colony.

SCHEDULE.
Kingstown M market ...... ...... ... ...... ...... ... $ 96,000
Fairhall Homes ............... 96,000
Arrowroot Central Factories ..... .. ... $200,000

$392,000

Passed the Legislative Council this 5th day of April 1951.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.
(F. 60/1947).,

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SAINT VINCENT.

No. .15 of 1951.

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

Governor.

S27th April, 1951.
AN ORDINANCE to amend the Medical Officers Ordinance, Cap.
114.-

S [ 15th May, 1951. ]
Enacted by the Governor with the advice and consent of the
Legislative Council 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 all 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 examinatioiis required in the
interest of public health or for labourers or persons entitled to
free'medical aid shall, be conducted at the laboratory at the
SColonial 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.






- 108


No. 15. 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 wbich are perforime- at .an. individual's
request, and may provide either for the reduction of any fee to
one-half or the remissioni ot the whole thereof on the
recommendation of a. Md"lal Pracitiicpr."



-Passed the Legislative Council-this 5th d.ay. of AP. .ri 19.51.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
SActing Clerk of Legislative Council.
S(M 24/1950)


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SAINT VINCENT.

No. 16 of 1951.

S I Assent,


( L.S. ]


/


R. D,'H. ARUNDELL,

Governor.


27thi April, 1951.


AN ORDINAlICE to amend the Iricome Tax Ordinance, 1948.
4


[ 15th May, 1951. 1

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

.1. This. Ordinance may be cited as the Income Tax
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1951,,and shall be read as one with the
Income Tax Ordinance, 1948, (hereinafter referred to as the
principal Ordinance) and all:ameidmints thereto.

2. After sctioii 41 of the' principal Ordinance the following
section shall be inserted :-

S"Penalty. for 41A. Any person who fails to.make a return
non-observance in the manner and at the time required by
of sections 37, section 37, or who refuses, fails or neglects to
39, 40 and~.41. deliver any return required under sections 39.
*and 41 or who refuses-to furnish any informa-
tion or produce any books or accounts as re-
quired by section 40 of this Ordinance shall be
guilty of an offence under this Ordinance,"


Short title.

No.'23 of 1948.


New. section
added.









STO. 1. Income Tax (Amendnment), 1951.


SPassea te Legislative Council this 5th day of April 1951.

S. .H- ENRY H: WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.
. (,.J 38/1950) .


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SAINT VINCENT.

No.17 of 1951.


I Assent,

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

Governor.

26th April, 1951.

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

E On Proclamation. ]

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

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Local Government Short -title &
Ordinance, 1951, and shall come into operation on a date to be Commencement.
fixed by the Governor by proclamation.in the Gazette.

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 Gover nient,
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" means 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 mnontlhs or
more previous to the date of registration and since thi
\ completion of such period of residence not having been
ordinarily resident in any othei' place outside tho distridf
for .a period of twelve months or more.




Ao12_ Goerme.t \

Lopat Gove'rnment..


Appohitment
and duties df
Local
Government
Officer.















Division of
Colony into
,districts. '


Georgetown,
Calliaqua,
Layou,
Barrouallie,
Chateaubelair
and Port'
Elizabeth to -be
urban districts.

Powers of.
Governor in
Council to .
create urban
and village'
districts and
define
boundaries,
i


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 Officqr shall--
(a) superintend all firban 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 local authorities;
(c) advise and assist local 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.
4. (1) For the purposes of this Ordinance the Colony with
exclusion of the Town of Kingstown, may be divided into 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.

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

6. (1) The Governor in Council may by order published- in
the Gazette declare any area. in the Colony to be an urban or
village district for the purposes of this Ordinance and may define
the boundaries of such district and also of any district created by
this Ordinance and may alter, restrict, or enlarge the same.
S (2) The Governor in Council may at any time declare that
any urban or village district shall cease to be such district for the
purposes of this Ordinance and may make any orders necessary to..'
give effect to the declaration.


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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'goverxmentVof 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 entitled in it's corporate'
naihe 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 Charman.:-
(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
aforesaid 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
the district for which it is constituted to provide for the collection
and expenditure, for the benefit of such'district of all the moneys
authorizedd 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 auithority-
(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
all expenses incurred by the local authority under this
Ordinance, and also in repairing, cleansing, drainirig and
otherwise maintaining in good order the streets and
other public places, the water.worlks, buildings, works and.
boundary lines and:marks of or belonging to the district
and also in payment of any other expenditure required by
this Ordinance;


Village
.Councils.


Capacity- of
-Ioca' -
Auithorities.


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

General duties
of local
authorities.


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First meeting of 12. (1) At the first meeting of a local authority which shall
local Authority be held within twenty-one days of its constitution the members
after present and voting shall elect by ballot one member not being a
constitution, public officer to be the Chairman to hold office for one year:
Provided that in the event of the inability-of 'the local
authority to elect a. Chairman the Governor in Council shall be
Sempowered to appoint.a Chairman.
(2) A retiring Chairman shall be eligible for re-election
Provided that no person shall be eligible for election as Chairman
on more than two consecutive occasions.


Powers and
duties of
Chairman.










Tenure of
office.


13. (1) The Chairman shall preside at every meeting of the
local authority, and shall have such other functions and powers
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.

14. (1) The tenure of office of any member of a local authority
constituted under this Ordinance shall unless the said authority
be sooner dissolved be of two years' 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
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(c) fo keep accounts of all assessments made and moneys
collected and disbursements paid by the local authority;'
(d) to deliver copies br abstracts of all such accounts to the
Government Auditor at least once each year, and to the
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;
(h) to perform such other duties, relating' to the district, as
the Governor may direct.

CHAIRMAN, DEPUTY-CHAIRMAN AND TENURE OF
OFFICE OF MEMBERS.










same time as the member in whose place he is elected or
nominated would have held it.
-(3) Any retiring Ihember shall be eligible for're-election.


QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS OF LOCAL AUTHORITY.
15. No person shall be qualified to be elected as a member of
a local authority unless he-
(a) is a British subject;
(b,) has attained the age of twenty-one years;
(c) can read and write the English Language;
(d) is not a lunatic so found byany law in force in the
Colony, and
(e) is a resident of the district for which he seeks election, and
a registered voter for the said district.

16. (1) If any member of the local authority-
(a) becomes bankrupt, or
(b) has not on the 31st day of December in any year attended
at least six meetings of the local authority during the
preceding twelve months or during his tenure of office in
such months unless he has been absent owing to ill health
or with the leave of the local authority; or
(c) is absent from the Colony for more than ,thirty days
without leave of the local authority; or
(d) is in any part of ,His Majesty's dominions or in any
territory under His. Majesty's protection convicted of
perjury or sentenced to death or penal 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 liis partner, any
shale or interest in any contract or employment with, by,
or on 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 facts and
circumstances of such vacancy shall be published in the Gazette
and in the case of a nominated member, sent to the Governor.
S (2) A person shall not 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
the payment of money only; or
(c) any newspaper in which any advertisement relating to the
affairs of the local authority is published; or


Qualifications'
of members of
a local
authority.






Forfeiture of
seat by
member.


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Resignation of
member.


Appointment of
Clerk.


Local Government.


1951.


(d) any contract with the local authority for lighting or
insuring against fire any part of the district; or
(e) any company incorporated by law or Royal Charter.

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

CLERK AND OTHER OFFICERS OF LOCAL AUTHORITY.
18. Subject to the provisions hereinafter contained, a
local authority may, from time to time, subject to the approval of
the Governor, appoint some fit and proper person to be Clerk,
who shall hold office during the pleasure of the Governor.


Powers and 19. (1) The Clerk shall be the chief executive officer of a
duties of local authority, and shall have all such powers and perform all
Clerk. such duties as are or may be conferred and imposed upon him by
this or any other Ordinance, or by any regulation, by-law, or order
of a local authority.
(2) The Clerk shall attend the meetings Of the local
authority and of every Committee thereof, and shall keep
minutes of the proceedings at every such meeting.

Salary of 20. Subject- to the provisions hereinafter contained, a
Clerk. Clerk 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 22. (1) -A local. authority rmay require any officer or'servant
officers and appointed by it to give such security, as it may think proper,
servants. 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
hands in virtue of such office.
(2) No officer or servafit 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 such 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 tihe 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 sued 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 authority may be
convened for the consideration of some particular matter, it shall
be the duty of the Chairian to have the local authority convened
Accordingly without delay.
(3) If a Chairman 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.


Accountability
of officers and
servants of
local authority.


Meetings of
local
authorities.


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(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 may, 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 flatter before the local authority in
which he has directly or indirectly, by himself or his partner, any
Specuniary interest.


Filling of
vacant seats on
local authority.


Qualification of
electors.


Register of
voters.


4


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 of the district in which he seeks to vote.

27. (1) The local authority shall cause a register to be kept
ly the Clerk of allpersons claiming and 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
beforethe first day of August in each year deliver or cause to be
delivered to the Clerk of the local authority a notice of his
claim to be registered in the form prescribed in the First Schedule
hereto and the Clerk shall examine such -claim and receive
such evidence- as may be necessary to prove to his satisfaction
that a person making the claim possesses the qualifications in
respect of which he claims to be registered as a voter. On being
satisfied, the Clerk shall cause his name -to be entered in the
register of voters.
(3) In the month of August in every year the Clerk 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 retain the qualifications in respect of
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such person to furnish proof of his qualifications to vote and if
"such person either fails to furnish proof or furnishes proof which
is considered by the Clerk .to be unsatisfactory then he shall
strike out the name of such person-from the register.
- (4) The Chairman- of the local authority shall, as soon-as the
're-gister to be made'-up by a Clerk 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 Clerk as a true
Scopy of the original, on or near to an outer door or gate of the
office of thb local authority or of the Police Station or Revenue
Office or in ahy conspicuous place in the district.
(5) The absence of any such certificate or any error in any
such copy shall n'ot invalidate the publication of 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-
S section (3) hereof. /
S(7) Any person aggrieved by the deletion of his name from
the register by the Clerk,or who 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
Chairinan 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 committed therefrom. A -
certificate of any such amendments signed by the Chairman and
such. two other members shall be' appended to the revised \
register.

28.. (1) 'The election of members to a local authority shair be Elections and
/held and conducted- in such manner as shall be provided- by returning
by-laws made by the-local authority, officer.
S(2) The Clerk to the local authority shall be .the Returning -
Officer for the purposes of- an election : Provide? 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- Failure to
sufficient number of candidates be not nominated, the Returning nominate
:.,: officer shall report the game to the Governor who shall thereupon candidates.
appoint the required number- of persons necessary to, constitute
the local authority. .

30. The Returning Officer, subject to the rigit of appeal questionss at
provided for in section 31 hereof shall have full 'power to- elections.
determine all questions which arise in relation to an election.


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31. Any dispute arising out of any election whether the
Returning Officer has decided thereon or not, may be referred by
the Governor in Council to the Magistrate having jurisdiction
in the district in which the, dispute arose and the -Magistrate
shall thereupon inquire into and decide the dame and the
Magistrate's decision shall be final.


Power- of
' governorr in
Council to
dissolve local
authority.

























Assessment
lists in regard
to houses. la
private water
service and
traders in urb
districts.


DISSOLUTION OF LOCAL AUTHORITY.


32.- (1) If the local authority, in the judglient 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 ir Council,
by an Order published in the Gazette, to dissolve the said
.authority. .
(2) In case of such dissolittion, the following consequences-.
shall ensue :-
(a) all members of the local authority shall, from the date of
such order, vacate their offices-as such members;
(b) all the powers and duties of the local authority shall, until
the constitution of a new authority under-this Ordinance, -
be exercised and performed by such person or persons as
-the Governor may 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 locali
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 s~Tch 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.

SL RATES IN URBAN DISTRICTS.
33. (1) As soon as possible after, its establishment and in
d the month of February in every year thereafter the local authority...
nd, 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'nanies_
an of the owners or attorneys of the owners or, if the owners'".
are not known, ,of the tenants or occupiers, if any,: and,
the annual rental-of such houses and lots of land;
\b) all houses and lots Of land in the district to which a
private water service has been supplied by the local
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(c) all persons carrying on business as traders in the district,
or in the absence from the Colony of'such persons, of all
agents in actual charge or.control of the said business;-
(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 aimount-
.not being less han the amount of rent actually payable:-
S(3). Theprovisions 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 nd objection-shall be
.taken or allowed ih any .Court to any Assessmfent List for any
alleged defect therein in form. _. .

34. (1) The.local .authority shall in respect of houses and Amount of
-lots of land fix a rate not exceeding twelve per centum, and in rates: *
Respect of private water service and -traders, such rates as the
-, 'local authority may from time to time impose by its by-laws,. 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
knoi0rn by theitefants or occupiers of the said houses or lots of V
Island, and in respect>to traders, by the trader, or in his absence
from the Colony, by his agent who is in- actual charge or control
of the business
(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
Sbe assessed for the actual period during which he was carrying on
Business.
'-(3) All rates levied- under the authority of this Oidinance 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 traders shall be in addition to any other powers conferred by
this or any other" Ordinance upon the local authority of an urban
district to impose the fees or charges within its district.
(5) Any member or members of 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 thedistrict, or.into any yard, lot, or other place
Sin the. district for -the purpose of inspecting any trader's stock.
(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 name and at the -instance of the person
assaulted or obstructed as aforesaid, anything in this Ordinance -
to the contrary notwithstanding.


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Notice of
Assessment.


Assessn
SBooks.


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1951.


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


nent 36. (1) The Clerk shall enter in_ a book,-'or books to. be
kept for that purpose, the name of evdry person who shall be-so
assessed, the description of -the property or business for which he
is assessed, and the amount of sdch 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, or with some person on or at
the property or business in respect of which the assessment was
nmade,.shall be deemed to be a sufficient demand for the payment
of the rate or.sum assessed.
(2) Each -lerk shall also forward a'copy of the entries in
his assessment books to the Treasurer, and shall post a copy of"
the-said assessment list at the office of the local authority or any.
other conspicuous place -in the district.


Rates how 37. The rates assessed under this Ordinance shall be paid to
payable and, the Clerk in every year between th' first day of March and"the
recoverable, thirty-first'day of May, and such payment shall be made by the
owner, and, in default of payment by him, shall be recoverable 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 in default
of payment, shall be recoverable by levy aiad sale of hi 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 sale of the
property assessed, or any sufficient part thereof.

Power of 38. Where no agreement between'landlord and tenant exists
tenants to to the contrary, any tenant paying rates under this Ordinance is
deduct rates hereby authorized to deduct such rates-from any rent payable by
from rent. him in respect of the property rated.

Recovery of 39. Unpaid rates shall be recovered by the Treasurer, who
rates by shall issue his warrant- under his hand to any person whom he
warrant. may employ as Bailiff in Form I contained in the third schedulee
to this Ordinance, unless the owner -or the occupier of the
\ premises assessed is not known, when he shall issue his warrant
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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
Ordinance, which 'enable-the Bailiff to proceed, and which are
otherwise requisite fo'rthe recovery of rates as therein mentioned,
and also sections 71 and 72-thereof mutatis' mutandis, shall be
deemed to be incorporated herein and be taken as parts of this'
Ordinance. -


40. There -hall be excluded from the assessment lists
mentioned;in section 33 hereof :--
(a) all public buildings in an urban, district;
(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.


41. Any person aggrieved by ,an assessment under the
provisions of sections 33 and 34 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
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.

42. (1) Within not less than twenty-one days.and not more
than one month after such assessment and demand, such
Magistrate shall hold a special session for the purpose of hearing
appeals against such assessment.
/ (2) Notice of such sessions shall be given by thp 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.

43. At the session, so held, the Magistrate shall ,hear all
appeals of which notice shall have been given as aforesaid, and
confirm,aninfl, or correct such assessment, .and, for such purpose,
the Magistrate shall have power to summon -witnesses to give
evidence, or to produce documents, and may examiine such
witnesses, the appellant, and the'Clerk 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.


Exclusion from
assessment
lists.


Notice of appeal
against
assessment.








Time for
hearing
appeals. \






Magistrate's
proceedings and
powers on
appeals.


*'- *


1951.


Cap. 209.


i __


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LocaZ Government.


-Non-appearing 44. Any witnesses failing to comply with-a summons to
or refra'tory attend as aforesaid, and every person refusing,to give evidence on
witness. oath as aforesaid, or refusing or neglecting without lawful excuse
S to-produce any document, shall be liable to the same penalties
and punishment as though the appeal were_'a niatter coming
within th6 ordinary summary jurisdiction of- the Magistrate.


SMagistrate's
proceedings
subsequent t(
decision of
appeals.




Power of
village council
to issue
licences, etc.



Property in
mdoneys of
village
district.


Vesting of .
property in
village
SLaying
property in
proceedings.




Payments of-
money to
Treasurer for
urban or vill
district fund
*


45. The Magistrate after, determining all- such appeals as
aforesaid shall communicate his decision to the local authority
o which shall- where necessary. cause the Assessment Book to be
amendedin accordance with such decision and communicate the
amendment so made to the Treasurer who shall amend his copy
of the. assessment books and shall collect the, rates accordingly.

LICENCES, FEES AND DUES IN VILLAGE DISTRICTS.

46. I shall be lawful for the local authority of a village
1 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 in force, and to
impose fees and dues within the limits of the village.

47. All land rents or instalments of purchase money, house
rent or purchase money of lots, loan m'oneys, and all other
moneys whatsoever receivable or payable for the general revenue
pf any village district shall be deemed the property of the village
district thereof.

48. All property, whether movable or immovable, belonging
to a village district shall be vested in the village council thereof.

49. In any civil or criminal or other proceedings 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,

S 50; (1) All moneys due 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
age in the Treasurer's books from all other accounts.
(2) All payments from the Fund as'constituted in'subsection
(1) of this section shall be made by the written order of the
Clerk of the local authority, counter-signed by the Chairman or
in his absence by some other member duly authorised by the
local authority -


No. 17.


1951."








Local Government.


51. (1) The Fund of a local authority shall in so far as this
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 mortgage 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.
(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 lopal authority concerned. The
local authority shall consider the auditor's report at its next
ordinary meeting or as soon as practicable thereafter.

LOANS AND GRANTS.
52. (1) A local authority may borrow such money as on its
application may be awarded by the Governor in Council, and on
such terms and on such security as the Governor in Council may
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) The Governor in Council may make free grants out of
any moneys provided by the Legislative Council for the purpose


Composition
of Fund.


Power to
borrow on
behalf of
local authority.


NO. 17.


1951,








Local Government.


Liimitation' to
forty-eigit
dollars for new
work:

Duty of
Superintendent
of Works.

Cap. 143



Miscellaneous
offences


.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.

53. A local authority shall not undertake any new work, the
cost of which will exceed forty-eight' dollars and for which
provision has not-been made in its estimates without first
obtaining, the Governor's sanction.

54. Upon the application of a local authority, the Governor
may require the Superintendent of Works to discharge such
duties relating to work undertaken under this Ordinance as he
might be required to discharge with respect to public works under
the Superintendent of Works Ordinance.

MISCELLANEOUS.
55> 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
place after notipc 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
qarry any privy tubs or 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 thb Clerk 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. ,


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No. 17. : Local Government. 1951.


56. (1) A local authority shall have power to make by-laws 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;
(b) the times and mode of convening meetings, the attendance
Sof 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 oif
*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 preventing 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,
plates 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) 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) 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
preventioil of fires;
(hi) the. sufficiency of the space about- and between
buildings, and with hespect to the position of the
frontage of buildings upon or towards any street;






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No. 17. L local Government. 1951.


(i) the numbering of buildings and lots, the closing
or pulling down of buildings or parts of ,buildings
uinfit for human habitation, and to the prohibition of
their use for such habitation, and with respect to the
removal of ruinous and unsightly buildings, structures,
and erections;
(o) 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;
() 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) 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;
(r) the area within which swine may be kept;
(s) establishing and regulating pounds and fees;
(t) 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) the storing and sale of dangerous or inflammable
.substances;
(x) 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) the licensing and fixing the amount and conditions of,
and the time for obtaining a licence, for carrying on the
trade of a butcher or fish vendor, and for the levying of
a rate on traders;
(aa) 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;


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1956L.


-4-
(bb) the imposition of taxes on, and eon trol of-
(i) mobile refreshment -vans,
(11) aerated water factories, 'soap factories and oil
factories,
(iii) billiard saloons, proprietary clubs, itinerant traders
and 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;.
(cc) the control of the fore-shore or beach of an urban district
and the collection of taxes on any goods lying thereon :
(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 months.
(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 afny by-law, in
\which case such by-law, shall thereupon cease to have any legal
operation or effect.

57. Any person who commits an offence against this
Ordinance for which no special penalty is provided by this
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 file not exceeding five dollars in respect of each day
during which the ofence continues after conviction.

S58. The Governor in Council may by order enlarge the time
or alter the date fixed for the performance of any duty under
this Ordinance.


59. (1) The following Ordinances are hereby repealed
without prejudice to anything done or suffered thereunder, or any


Penalties for
offences.







Power of
Governor in
Council en
enlarge time or
alter date,
Repeal and
saving.


Local Governmenlt.


No. 171.







No. 7.




Cap. 211.
No. 20 of 1929.,

No. 19 of 1936.

No. 20 of' 1948.

'No. 22 of 1948.

No. 21 of 1948.
No. 16 of 1949.
No. 5 of '950.
Cap. 191.
No. 20 of 1936.

- No. 18 of 1947-


"Local Government. 195i.


-right, privilege, obligation, or liability acquired, accrued, or
incurred thereunder:-
(ai) The Small Towns Regulation Ordinance
(b) The Small' Towns Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance,
1929
(c) The Small Towns Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance,
1936
(d) The Small Towns Regulation (Amendment) Ordinande,
1948
(e) The Small Towns Regulation (Amendment- o. 2)
Ordinance, 1948
(f) The Village Councils Ordinance, 1948
(g) The Village Councils (Amendment) Ordinance, 1949
(h) The Village-Councils (Amendment) Ordinance, 1950
(i) The Small, Towns Traders' Licences Ordinance
.(j) The Small Towns Traders' Licences (AmendmentY
Ordinance, 1936
(k) The Small Towns Traders' Licences (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1947
(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,


I, of.
(occupation)
claim to have my name inserted in -the Register of Voters for the election of
m em bers of th e local auth ority of .........................................................................................
In so doing I.hereby declare that I-
(a) have attained the age 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 Subject.

Dated the day of 19


+ Delete where not applicable.


(Signature or mark)
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No. 17.


1l1

Lecal Government.


-SECOND SCHEDULE.


-ASSESSMENT LIST.

PART I.


1951.


Section 33.


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 Assessed ount
Description of properties. ames of Ownrs or Asessed A mount
of their Attorneys Rent. of rate for
or of Occupiers. the year
street No. House or Lot 19
of Land.




1


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 Amount
properties. of their Attorneys of rate for
-- -or of Occupiers. the year
Street. No. IHouse or Lot 1
of Land.







ovNo. 1. ,.,ogal pppernment. 1951.

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

Description of premises where stock Owners or Agents Amount
kept. names. of rate for-
_the year
Stet. N. House or Lot
Street. No. of Land.
of Land.





THIRD SCHEDULE. Section 39.
FORM I.
Warrant to levy rates under the Local Government Ordinance, where owners or
occupiers of houses and lands are known.
Saint Vincent.
By -+ Treasurer" of Saint Vincent.

WHmREAS 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 -
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 he 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 mannAr 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.
Giv under my hand at Kingstown in Saint Vincent the day of
19
Treasurer.

fE ll in T easurer's name.






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FoRM 2. Section 39.

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 stocks 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.
GIVEN under my hand at Kingstown in Saint Vincent the day of
19 ./

Treasurer.

+ Fill in Treasurer's name.


Passed the Legislative Council this 5th day of April 1951.

IIENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.
(D 10/1949).

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PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
WINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
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1931.


















SAINT VINCENT,

No. 18 of 1951.


I Assent,

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

Governor.

S 27th April, 1951.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for the taking of an annual census of '
agricultural products and livestock in the Colony.
[ 15th May, 1951. ]
Enacted by the Governor with the advice and consent of the
_Legislative.-Council of Saint Vincent.


S1. 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 Superintendept of
Agriculture.- -

3. (1)- On or before the last day of January in each year the
occupier of any land shall furnish to the Superintendent a return,
in form A in the Schedele hereto, of the acreage of the land under
cultivation at the date of the return;" and of the crops (and
produce thereof) of any of the agricultural products set out in
that form reaped during the year ending on that date.
(2) The owner of any live stdck kept on'land shall in like
manner furnish a return thereof in form B in the Schedule hereto
setting out,the number of-animals kept at the date of the return
and their increase during the year ending on that dates


Short title.


Interpretation.





Annual returns
of cultivated
lI.ncd, ~rjp.ps ;.t
live stock;.
schectule;
forms A and B;
occuoier of

Owner of live
stock.









N'Agricultural and Livestock (Annua( Census)


(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 knowledge 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 Cqovernor in Council may by proclamation substitute
from time to-time any other day for the-last day of January for
the returil, and.may in like manner sl)bstitute from time- to time
any other-orm.for the forms contained in the Schedule.
(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.
SI(7) When land is given out to tenants on lease or license, the
Lessor or lessor or licensor may in any case be: required, by the
liccusor. Superintendent to make the return's in place of the occupier of
land or owner of live stock and shall be subject to the like
penalties.
(8) Printed forms of every return required to be furnished
Supply of fdrms. under this Ordinance shall be supplied by'the Superintendent to
occupiers or owners or their itterneys.

4.; The Superintendent, or anyone authorised by him in tlat
Supi-intendent's behalf, may enter between six in the forenoon and six in the
power of afternoon.upon any land respecting which returns are required by
entry, this Ordinance after giving three days' previous notice 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.

S 5.' (1) Everyone cultivating five acres or upwards, or owning
-.Penalties, i twenty head of live stbck or upwards, who refuses or wilfully
S neglects to furnish to the Superintende.nt 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 net
exceeding twelve dollars, and shall be liable to a like 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
five dollars.
(2) Everyone ,vilfully making a. false statement in any return
shall be guilty of an offence, and on conviction thereof be liable to
.a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars.


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(3) Everyone who obstructs the Superintendent or anyone
authorised 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 eKceeding twenty-five
dollars.
(4) Penalties may be sueel 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.)

SAINT VINCENT.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

AGRICULTURAL AND LIVESTOCK ANNUAL CENSUS.

ACREAGE UNDjER CULTIVATION AND PRODUCTION THEREFROM WITH
NUMBER OF LIVESTOCK, DURING YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 19......
A T ......................................
FORM A.


Area under- Culivatien.

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 .


Aeres.


Quantity hArvested.


Sugar
Molasses
Rum

Alcohol
Arrowroo
Lint
Cottoh S
Coconuts


...... roof
gallons.

it Starch ...... ..... barrels.-
..... bales.
eed ...... ........ 1
...... ...... ...... Num ber.


SNutmegs ......
Mace ...
Copra
Cured Coffee
Cured Cocoa


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'P
?I
I,
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Agricultural and Livestock (Annual Census)


1951.


No. 18.







138

Agricultural and Livestock (Annual Census)


No. 18.


Area under Cultivation.
Acres.
Tobacco
Corn (Miaize) .
Cassava.....
Ground nuts unshelledd or equiv-


Quantity harvested.

Tobacco, cured ...... ..... ...... I
if


alen t) ...... ...... ......
Cabbage ...... ...... ...... .......
Cauliflower ....... ......
Lettuce .... ...... .... ...
Onions ,
O onions ...... ...... ..... ......
Peas (Pigeon) ...... ...... ......
Tom atoes ...... ...... ...... .
Other vegetables ...., ......
Blackeye Peas ...... ......
Fodder Grass ...... .... ....
Pasturage .... ......
Rented Food Gardens ......

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

The statementscontained in this return are to the best of my knowledge and
belief true and accurate.
ig n e d ................................................ .................. ................ ..
Occupier.

FORM B.


LIVE-STOOK--
Horses: :
Stallions
Mares ......
Geldings ......
Mules
Donkeys ...... ......
Cattle :-
Cows
Bulls
Oxen
Calves ......
Sheep
Goats
Swine
Fowls .....
Turkeys
Ducks
Bees ......


Number.


..... No. of hives.


Total

The statements containedin this return are to.the best of my knowledge and
belief true and accurate.
S ig n e d ...... ......... ................. .. ............ ......................
rcill'npa r.


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





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STATUTORY RULES AN I DERS,

1951, No. 39.

TRADING WITH THE ENEMY CUSTODYI ORDER.

(Gazetted 15th May, 1951.)-

1. Short title. This Order may be cited asthe Trading with the Enemy
(Custodian) Order, 1951.

2. Interpretation. For the purposes of this Order the following
expressions shall have the following meanings :-
(a) the Ordinance means the Trading with the Enemy Ordinance, (No.
12 of 1939);
(b) "the. Custodian" means the-Custodian of Enemy Property appointed
under section 9 of the Ordinance for the Colony;
(c) enemy "-means--
(i) the German state;
(ii) any individual resident in Germany;
(iii) any body of persons constituted or incorporated under the laws of
Germany;
(iv) any -body of persons (whether corporate br unincorporated)
carrying on business in any place, if and so long as the body is
controlled by any State, individual or body of persons as aforesaid;
(v) as respects any business carried on in Germany any individual or
body of persons (whether corporate or unincorporated) carrying on
that business in Germany;
(d) enemy subject" means an individual who, not being either a British;
subject or a. ritish protected person, possesses German nationality and
is resident in Japan, Bulgaria, Hungary, Roumania, Italy or Austria.. --
(e) Germany means territory comprised in the German State on the first
S_ day of March, 1938;
(f) property has the same meaning as that assigned to it in section 9 of
the Ordinance;
(g) "securities," means annuities, stock,, shares, bonds, coupons, debentures
or debenture stock registered or inscribed in any register or other book
kept.in the Colony or transferable by delivery of any document situate
in the Colony;
(h) Vesting Orde'r has the same meaning at that assigned to it in section
4 of the Trading with the Enemy (Custodian) Order, 1940,

3. Property-vesting in Custodian. Without prejudice to the effect
of any Order made by the Governor prior to the date of this Order ahd-save-as
hereinafter otherwise- provided, there shall vest in-the eustodian-



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(a) the beneficial interest of any'enemy or enemy subject in any property
belonging to or held or managed on behalf of an enemy or an enemy
subject at the date of this Order consisting of securities, or being
property existing by virtue of any will, settlement, trust, intestacy or of
any contract or agreement of any kind whatsoever;
(b) without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph,. the
right to receive-
(i) any monies payable presently ,or at any-future time in respect of
any such property as aforesaid;
(ii) any dividends, bonus or interest payable presently or at any future
time in respect of any such securities as aforesaid and in respect
of any securities comprised in any Vesting Order made prior to the
date of this Order, and
(iii) any monies payable presently- or at any future time in respect of
any such securities as are mentioned in the last preceding
subparagraph upon dedemption or on maturity or upon such
securities being drawn for payment or otherwise.

.4. Property not vesting in Custodian. There shall be excepted
from the vesting to be effected by this Order-
(a) any estate or interest in land;
(b) any property which has come into the ownership of anj persons by
reason of any trade authorised generally or specially by or by any
person authorised in that behalf by the Governor;
(c) _any property which at any time after the 2nd day of February, 1948, has
come into the ownership of any individual who, not being either a
British subject or a British protected person, possesses German
nationality and is resident in Bulgaria, Hungary, Roumania or Italy;
(d) any property in respect of which any licence, consent or authority has
been given under the Ordinance or any Order made thereunder;
(e) any right or interest the vesting of which in the Custodian would cause
forfeiture or determination of such right or interest, and
.(f) any property in the estate of a deceased person which is German enemy
property as defined by the Distribution of German Enemy Property Act,
1949, where no Probate has nor Letters of Administration have been
*granted or resealed in the United Kingdom at the date of this Order or
where a limited grant only (not being a grant to an attorney
administrator or attorneys administrators) has been made or where
confirmation has not been granted at that date.

5. Effect of authorization by Governor of payment of money.
Nothing in' this Order shall be taken to require payment to the Custodian of any
money, the payment of which s authorised to some other person under an
authority given generally or specially by or by any person authorised in that
behalf by the Governor.

6. Rights and powers of Custodian. The Custodian shall have the
following rights and powers with regard to the property and monies referred to
in section 3 of this Order, namely :
(a) to sell or otherwise dispose of and transfer any such property as,
aforesaid;






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(b) to give a receipt or other effective discharge for any monies or other
property payable or transferable to the Custodian in consequence of this
Order;
(c) to recover and sue for any such monies or property as aforesaid and to
enforce the due execution of any trusts or the due administration of any
estate or the performance of any such contract or agreement as
aforesaid and any rights relating thereto and for that purpose to begin
and prosecute or discontinue legal proceedings and to instruct Solicitors-
and Counsel;
(d) .o compromise any matter and to accept any composition or .ny
payment or transfer on account;
(e) to employ and pay such agents as the Custodian shall think fit to. .
employ;
S(f) to sign, seal and deliver and execute any deed or other document in-
connection with any such matters as aforesaid; *
(g) generally to do any act or thing that may be necessary or proper for
reducing -to possession, recovering, or protecting any such property and
monies as aforesaid or for enforcing or making effective and complete
the .vesting effected by this Order and carrying out the powers, rights
and duties of the Custodian in connection with the same.

7. Rule of exchange. Ii cases in which prior to the date of this Order
money would, but for the existence of a state of war, have been payable in a
foreign currency to or for the benefit of a person who was an enemy, that money
shall be paid to the Custodian at the rate of exchai-ge provided by section 3 of. the /
Trading with the Enemy (Custodian Order, 1940, and in cases in which money
becomes payable in a foreign currency to the Custodfan after the date of this
Order (except in cases in which the money is payable under a contract in which
provision is made for a specified rate of.exchanige) that money shall be paid in
English'currency at the middle official rate of exchange fixed by the Bank of
England on the date on which the payment becomes due to the Custodian as
aforesaid or the middle rate of exchange for telegraphic transfers in London on
that date or if there was no such rate on that date at such rate as the Treasury
iay determine as appropriate~for ascertaining the value in English currency of
the money payable on that date : Provided that if the money would be payable
in a foreign currency (not being enemy currency) and the person by whom the
money is/ayable to the Custodian is able to make immediate payment in that
foreign currency (otherwise than in notes or coin) payment shall be made either
in that foreign currency or in English currency converted at the official buying
rate of exchange fixed by the Bank of England as the Custodian may require.
In this section the expression foreign currency means any currency other
than. English -currency and (ii) the expression enemy currency" means the
currency of any area under the sovereignty of a powerlwith whom His Majesty is
at war at the date of'this Order.

8. Custodian's out-of-pocket expenses. Out-of-pocket payments duly
made by the Custodian in relation to the receiving, collecting, vesting,
management, holding or disposing of property which is the subject of this Order
shall be reimbursed to the Custodian out of such property or out of the proceeds
thereof'and shall be chargeable accordingly.








9 Non-attachment of property subject to, this Order. (a) Any
property which'is the subject of this Order shall not be liable to be attached or,
otherwise taken in execution:
.(b) No person shall without the consent of the Governor save as directed by'
this Order transfer part with or otherwise deal with any such property as aforesaid.
(c) Proceedings may be taken by the Custodian in the name of the Custodian
of Enemy Property and no action shall abate or be affected by any change in the
person nominated as' Custodian,. .
-(d)'The Custodian, acting under a general or specific direction of the
Governor, may at any time pay over any particular money paid to him under this
S Order or transfer any particular property vested in him by this Order to or for the
benefit of the person who would have been entitled thereto but for the operation
of the Ordinance or any Order made thereunder. or to any person appearing to
the Custodian to be authorized by such person to receive the same.

10. Custodian to act subject- to 'direction of Governor.
The Custodian shall exercise all the powers conferred on him by this Order in such
manner as he may from time to time be directed bythe Governor and subject to
any such direction as he may from time to time think fit.

11. Application of Interpretation Ordinance. The Interpretation
Ordinance, Chapter 72, shall apply to thfi Order as if it were ai Ordinance.

.Made- by the Governor under section 9 of the Trading with the Enemy
Ordinance (No. 12 of 1939) this 27th day of April, 1951.
w, F. dOUTTS,
Administrator.
(G 4/1946).

EXPLANATORY NOTE.

(This Note is not part ofthe Order, but is ietende'd to indicate its general purport.)
SThis Order vests in-the Custodian certain eiiemy property and the right to
receive certain, monies.-- The enemy property comprises certain securities and
property existing by virtue'of any-will, settleme -,, trust, intestacy, contract or
agreement. The monies, the 'right to receive v.hich is- vested by this Order,
comprise those payable in respect of such proper;,y as is referred to above'and
those payable in respect of securities already vesoed in the Custodian including
proceeds of redeemed securities,, drawn bonds, etc.
SThe Order affects property and monies of the German State, individuals-and
bodies of persons resident or carrying on business in Germany, those controlled by
such persons, and certain enemy subjects of German nationality.resident in Japan,
Bulgaria, Hungary, Roumania, Italy or Austria.
Trade as already authorised and money and property arising in consequence
thereof is not affected by the present Order.

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SAINT VINCENN

STATUTORY RULES AND


1951, No. 40.

PRICES CONTROL (AMENDMENT NO. 17) NOTICE.


(Gazetted 15th May, 1951).


1. Short title. This Notice may be cited A~..
(Amendment No. 17) Notice.


the Prices Control


2. Amendment. The prices set out hereunder are the Maximum
prices for which the articles enumerated may be sold in the Colony ancLthe First
Schedule Part B to the Prices Control Order 1947 (S.R. & O. No. 25) is hereby
amended by deleting all the words, figures and symbols occurring in the columns
opposite the articles : Beef Corned-Swift Plate Brand," Beef Corned-Libby's,"
" Coffee Whole Grain-Robusta Brand," "Margarine-Table, Creamtex Brand,"
"Matches-Key_ Brand," "Potatoes-U.S.A.," and substituting therefore the
following :
FIRST SCHEDULE-PART B.


Article.



BEEFP CORNED-
Swift Plate Brand
Libby's

Coffe Whole Grain-
Robusta Brand
Margarine Table-
Creaintex Brand



Matches-Key Brand

Potatoes-U. S. A.


Maximum Wholesale Price.



$25.41 per cs. of 48-12 oz.
tins
$25.41 per cs. of 48 12 oz
tins
94c. per lb. in lots
of 20 lb, or more

$12.19 per tin of 28 lb.
$2.28 per tin of 5 lb.
$47.04 per cs. of 50-2 lb.
tins
$103.71 pejs. of 50 gross
$2.39 per gross
$6.23 per bag of 100 lb.


Maximum Retail Price.


Area "A"

61c. per tin

61c. per tin

$1.08 per lb.

50c. per lb.


$1.06 per tin
20c. per pkt.
2c. per box
7c. per lb.


Area "B" Area "C."

62c. per tin 63c. per tin

62c. per tin 63c. per tin


.$1.09 per lb. $1.10 per lb

51c. per lb. 52c. per lb.


$1.07 per tin $1.08 per ti,
20c. per pkt. 20c. per pki
2c. per box 2c. per.box
8c. per lb. 9c. per lb.


a


[P.T.O.]


- I- -


- "`


>.


P1B. 73 98
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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 ".
Are C "C" means all the village of Overland, Sandy Bay, Owte, Faney.
Windsor Forest and the St. Vincent Orenadines.

Made by the CoIpetent. Authority under settoa S3 of th Prioea Coatg
Order 1947 (S.R. & O. No. 25) this 12th day of May, 1951.
A. V. SPROTT,
Controller of Supplies.
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MINUTES OF A MEETING-OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF SAINT VINCENT
HELD IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER ON THURSDAY,
2ND NOVEMBER, 1950.

PRESENT :
His Honour, P. CECIL LEWIS, Ag. Administrator, (President),
The Honourable C. B. GIBBS, Ag. Colonial Treasurer,
S" O. D. BRISBANE, Nominated Membe'r
SE. A. C. HUGHES, Nominated Member.
S" E. DUNCAN, Member for North Windward,
E. A. JqAeHnni, Member for Leeward,

ABSENT:
His Honour W. F. COUTTS, M.B.E., Administrator (out of the Colony),
The Honourable G. A. MCINTOSH, Member for Kingstown,
S" W. A. HADLEY, Nominated Member (on leave),
S. F. BONADIE, Member for South Windward Excu
Excused.
S. G. DEFREITAS, Member for the' Grenadines,



1. PRAYERS.
The Meeting wastopened with Prayer.
2. ANNOUNCEMENTS.
President : Hon. Members will remember that at the last meeting the
question arose as to the practice of introducing Bills without having them printed.
I went into the matter and looked up the pi'evious Standing Rules & Orders of this
Council and discovered that in actual fact the substance of the relevant Standing
Rule and Order had'not been changed, only the practice. Rule 35 of the former
Standing Rules & Orders reads as follows :-
Printed copies of all draft Bills shall be furnished to Members either before
introduction or after being read a first time and before being considered in
Committee, as the Governor may direct."
So it is clear that the present Standing Rule & Order is more or less the same
as the previous one.
I wonder whether Hon. Members would like to express their views again as to
whether Rule 31 of the new Standing Rules and Orders should be amended? I
can give an assurance that-in future all bills will, whenever possible, be printed
before introduction, and in any case where this, is not possible on first reading,
typed copies will be supplied to Members and printed copies will be sent afterwards.
I would now like to hear your views as to whether the Resolution passed at the
last Meeting of this Council should take effect or not.
Hon. E. A. C. Hughes : In considering this matter of whether it is permissible
for a Bill to be introduced without first being printed, I would suggest that we let
the Standing Rules and Orders stand as it is.







Council has already expressed a desire that where possible a Bill should e
rp'inted before first reading, but in the event of some unforeseen circumstance, or,
as a matter of urgency, Government should have the right to present the Bill in
typescript.
Hon. Member for North Windward : I have read over the Standing Rules and
Orders and thinu-it is quite in order. As I said at the last meeting the Standing
Rule & Order contemplates particularly the presentation of a Private Bill. I have
ad to deal with the,preparation of a Bill for this Council and had to get it
printed first in order to fall in line with the custom and it was expensive.
But the Standing Rules and Orders in the 'bld form asin the new make it
pctsible for Members to present private Bills not printed, but typewritten. The
Standing Rules & Orders as -they stand are in order.
Hon. O. D. Brisbane : As long as when we come here we have a copy of the.
bill in some form, whether typewritten or-otherwise, and we know that we will get
a printed copy in due course, I see no reason why we should change the Standing
Rules & Orders.
President : On ihe assurance that copies of bills either in typescript or
printed will always be handed to Hon. Members before a meeting, it is agreed that
Ccunrc! will not proceed with the resolution-for an amendment of the new
Standing Rules & Orders passed at the last meeting of Council.
The Council unanimously agreed to the President's proposal.

PAPERS LAID
"~Hon. Colonial Treasurer : ~r. President, Hon. Members, I beg leave to lay
the following papers :-
Council Paper No7.35/50-The Pensionable Officers Order, 1950.
You will note in the schedule to this particular Order certain offices which are
henceforward declared pensionable by Order made by the Governor-in-Souncil on
21st January, 1950.
Laid.
Council Paper 'No. 36/50-Post Office (Amendment No. 5) Regulations.
These particular regulations revoke, and replace Regulation 155 of the
principall iRegulations and havebeen passed by the Governor-in-Council on 17th
October, 1950.
Laid.
Council. Paper No. 37/50-Report of the Director General Colonial Audit
on the accounts of the Colony for 1948.
Laid.
Council Paper No. 38/--Minutes of. Finance Committee Meeting held on
3rd July, 1950
Laid.
Council Paper No. 39/50-Minutes of Finance Committee Meeting held on
25th July, 1950.
Laid.
In Typescript':
Report on Post Office for 1949.









Laid.
4. NOTICES OF QUESTIONS.
Hon. E. A. C. Hughes : Your Honour, Honourable Members,of Council, I givw
notice that I shall -ask the following questions at a-subsequent meeting of this
Council.
1. Is Government satisfied that every person chargeable with Income Tax is
complying with. the provisions of Section 37 of the Income Tax Ordinance
which calls for the delivery of a return by such persons.
2. If the answer is in the negative will Government please see that steps are
taken to enforce the law.
3. Will Governnment please state the amount of Income Tax now in arrears
by defaulters.
4. Will Government please state whether firm steps are being taken to collect
these outstanding amounts.
5. QUESTIONS.
The Hon..E. A. C. Hughes : -Your Honour, Hon. Members, I would like to ask
the following questions standing in my name :
Ques- (a) Is it the policy of Government to be party to the breaking of the laws -
tion 1..- of the Colony?
(b) If the answer is in the negative, is Government aware that Section 15
of the Stamp Ordinance, Cap. 195, relative to the sale of Stamps ai
the Registry, has been for some time ignored by those concerned?
(c) If Government is so aware, will Government state whether it has at
any time sanctioned the breaking of the law.
(d) Will Government take steps to see that the law referred to -is either
enforced or amended.
Replies.
President :
1. (a) The reply isin the negative.
(b) Government is not aware of this.
(c) The reply is in the negative
(d) The reply is in the affirmative.
Ques- Will Government state the cost of the South River drainage scheme.
'tion 2.
Reply $27,045.
2.
Ques- Will Government please state whether the Scheme. has proved entirely
on 3. satisfactory.
Reply The test for the efficacy of the scheme hinges on an excessive rainfall
3. causing the existing drains to overflow. No such heavy downpour has as
yet been experienced since the construction of the drain, consequently
there is no conclusive proof that'the scheme is entirely satisfactory.
Ques- Will Government state the reason for the creation some years ago of the
tion 4.post of Stenographer and Court Shorthand Reporter.





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Reply On the recommendation of the late Mr. Justice H. A. O'Reilly in his report
4. on the enquiry into the working of the Registry Department.
Ques- (a) Will Government please state whether this post is still in existence?
tion 5. (b) If the answer is in .the negative, will Government state the reason for
the abolition of the post?
(c) If the answer is in the affirmative, will Government state whether the
holder of thfe post is supposed to attend all sittings of the Supreme
Court in its criminal jurisdiction, and will Government state when
was the last occasion on which the holder of the post attended a
complete sitting of the Court in its criminal jurisdiction?
Reply (a)' The reply is in the affirmative.
5.. (b) The question does not arise in view of reply to (a)
(c) Yes, the stenographer is supposed if possible to attend all sittings of
the Supreme Court in its criminal jurisdiction. The .last occasion on
which a stenographer attended a complete sitting of the Court in its
criminal jurisdiction was in August, 1949.

Ques- (a) Will Government state how many prosecutions were instituted in 1949
tion 6. for breaches of the Agricultural Products Protection Ordinance.
(b) Will Government give details of the results of these prosecutions.
Reply (a) There were 83 prosecutions involving 101 defendants.
6. (b) The results were as follows:-

Results. .. No. of Person'.
Discharged for want of prosecution ...... ...... ..... 5
Discharged on the merits of the case ...... ...... ...... 2
Discharged with a caution ...... ..... ... ... ...... 4
Ordered to pay costs ...... ...... ..... ... .... ... 7
-Ordered io pay fines and costs ...... -...... ..... 39
Ordered to pay fines ..... ,...... ... ...... ..... ...... '32
SSentenced to imprisonment without option of a fine ...... 6
Guardians ordered to pay fines for ...... .... .. 3
fines & costs for ..... ...... 1
" costs for ...... ... ...... 2

Total ...... 101


Ques- (a) Will Government. please state whether price control regulations are
tion 7. being rigidly enforced.
(b) W411 Government give details of prosecutions and convictions in 1949
and 1950 for breaches of these regulations.
Reply (a) Any apparent breaches of the Priee Control Order brought to the
7. notice of the Control Department or detected by the Price Inspectors
are immediately attended to, and where necessary charges are
preferred against offenders. In view of the persistent rise in the
landed cost of commodities recently arriving in the Colony a drive to
increase, the rigidity of the enforcement of the Control Regulations
is being carried out by the Control Department.









(b) Prosecutions for Breaches of Control Regulations :-
1949 1950
Number of Prosecutions ...... ...... ..... 71 59
cases dism issued ...... .... ... ..... 9 6
Sentenced to imprisonment ........ .. .... . ..... ..... 1
Discharged with a caution .7 / 6
Cases withdrawn .. ...... ...... ...... .9 6
Ordered to pay fine .. ...... ........ 25 24
Ordered to pay fine & costs ...... ............ 20 17

Hon. Member for North Windward : Your Honour, Ionourable Members, the
Honourable Member for Kingstown has asked me, with your permission to ask the
questions standing in his name.
President : Permission granted
lon. Member for North Windward :
1. (a) Will Government please say what has been the result of themotion.
introduced by me into the Legislative Council-on the llth Jliy, 1946,
relative to the extension of the boundaries of Kingstown?
(b) Is it still intended to extend the boundaries of Kingstown as was
intended by the Board at that time?
,R. (a) A Committee was appointed to examine the situation and report on
the possibilities of extending the boundaries of the township
(b) The report of the Committee is still awaited
2. Due to the fact that numerous complaints are being made by residents of
Kingstown concerning the difficulty of obtaining fish other than in the
black market," will Government take some interest in. this matter and
not just evade' the issue as is usually being done, and see to it that the
queuing up for fish in the Kingstown Market be properly carried out?
R. The Honourable Member's attention is drawn to the reply to his question .
on the same subject given at a meeting of this Council on the 15th May,
1950.
The Kingstown Board Authorities claim that the situation is
satisfactory under present, conditions.
3. (a) Will Government please say if a scheme for the erection of a new
covered market in Kingstown has yet been submitted by the Kingstown
Board?
(b) If the answer is in the negative will Government endeavour to assist
the Board in the preparation of such a scheme?
R. (a) The reply is in the negative
(b) Government has already given whatever assistance could be given by
way of getting -a scheme prepared by Colonial Development and
-Welfare experts. The scheme is now being considered by the
Kingstown Board, and Government is prepared to give any further
assistance that the Board may require when they have finally decided
on the'plans for the market.
4. Will Government please examine the possibility of including some
commercial training in the schools of this Colony?








R. : A commercial class was-r started in May 1949 at the Grammar School for
pupils of both 'Secondary Schools. In this class, typing,- shorthand, and
book-keeping are taught. Efforts are being made to offer these subjects
for external examinations.
For several obvious reasons it is -notpracticable for commercial subjects
to be included in the curriculum fo6rPrimiary-Schools.
5. Will Government please examine the possibility of changing the pernicious.-
system of throwing children out of the Secondary Schools on account of
their not having entered a certain form at a given age:.
R. This situation is covered by regulations. If the Honourable Member
considers .the regulations to be pernicious no .doubt he will seek to have
them .changed. -
6. Will Government please say what is the latest finding with regard to
S giving free medicines and medical treatment to.labourers of this Colony?
R.- The Honourable Member's attention is.drawn to the reply to a similar
question given at a meeting of this Council on the 18th January, 1948. The
'position refiains unchanged.
SHon. Member for Leeward : Your Honour, Hon. Members, I beg leave to ask
the following questions standing in my name :-
1. (a) Will Government please:examiine the possibility of-establishing a Stud'
Centre in the Barrouallie: district to serve animals in the area extending
from Spring Village to Layou, there being none in the area at the present.
Reply Government has decided, on-La policy'of-providing fr .one stud centre per
1. year. Provision in 1951 will be in respect of Bequia, which had to be
deleted from the 1950 Estimates, and:whose need seems to be more urgent
than that of the- Barrouallie district.
It is hoped, to include provision -for this stud -eentre in the 1952
Estimates..
Ques..- Will Govenrnment'please' take early steps to erect a bridge: at "River Gut"
2. (Peter's Hope EsLate i on the Leeward-Highway?
'Reply there is provision in this year's Estimates under Expenditure Head 6A,
2. item 12, for a-bridge- at Peter's'Hope. It will be constructed when work on
the Petit Bordel Bridge is completed.
Ques.-. Will Governmiet please say what is the -present position relative to the
3. erectioniofi-he o? zckfish oil refinery-at Barrotiallie? -
Reply The present position is that Government is in correspondence with a Mr.
3. R. S, Rack who is. collecting .the materials for establishing a pilot plant for
the processing:of: blackfish: oil. Mr. Rack will be coming to the Colony to
set up the plant and get the industry started as soon as he-possibly can.
Ques. Will Government please take early steps to improve the Belle Isle Road on
.4. the Leeward-Highway?
Reply It is: difficult to effect large-scale improvements to the sections of the -
4. Leeward Highway.-yirig 'between Wallilabbu in the south and Rose Bank in
the north,' owing -to the -difficult terrain The solution seems to be an
easier new route, and it is hoped that tle mappirig' frm the recent air
surveys, will reveal' such a route; Improvements to- curves and gradients
on the existing route willbe carried out in 1951,
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* Ques. Will Government please say how soon it is intended, to erect -a communal
5. latrine at Chateaubelair?
Reply It is hoped to erect a communal latrine at Chateaubelair in 1951.
5..
Ques. Will Government please say what is the present position with regard to the
6. removal of the Caribs from Rose Bank?
Reply The matter is receiving the, consideration of the Government which must
6. acquire suitable land on which to place them.
BILLS.
FOR FIRST READING.
'Hon. Colonial Treasurer : Mr. President, Hon. Members, I beg leave to move
that a Bill for the Registration of'Business Names be introduced and read for a
first-time. -
The object of this Bill is to provide for the registration of firnis and persons
'carrying on business under business names and for other purposes connected.
therewith; and is based on Trinidad Legislation.
Hon. 0. D.-Brisbane : I beg to second'the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read'a first time.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer :Mr. President, Hon. Members, I beg leave to move
that a Bill for an Ordinance to amend the King George V. Playing Field Ordinance
be introduced and read a first time.
The.Abject of the Bill is to substitute the Games Master of the St. Vincent
Grammar School for the Social Welfare Officer on the Committ6e which manages
the King George V Playing Field.
IHon. O. D. Brisbane : I beg to second the motion.
Question put-and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer : Mr. President, Hon. Members, I beg leave to move
that a Bill for -an Ordinance to amend the Kingstown Board Ordinance be
introduced and read a first time.
The objects- and reasons or this Bill are to amend the Kingstown Board
Ordinance, (Cap. 209) so as to permit the Board to declare certain posts on its
establishment pensionable, and to permit the Board to make contracts of Service
involving pensionable rights.
Honi O. D. Brisbane : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.
EHon. Colonial Treasurer : Your Honour, Hon. Members,-I. beg leave to move
that a Bill for. an Ordinance to amend the Stamp Ordinance, Cap. 195, be
introduced and read a first time.
SThe object of this Bill is to repeal Section .15of the principal Ordinance which
deals with the sale of Revenue Stamps by the Registrar.
Hon. O. D. Brisbane : I beg to second the-motion.
-Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.






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Hon. Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move-that this Council resolve itself into
a Committee to consider the Currency Bill clause by clause.
Hon. 0. D. Brisbane : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

In Committee.
President: I will ask the Colonial Treasurer to explain to Hon. Members
recommendation IV of the Currency Report which deals with the Apportionment
of surplus income, assets or liabilities between the Governments of the Constituent
Territories." As far as I can see Government has already approved the division.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer : The report of the Committee which went .into the
whole question of the Currency Bill was approved by this Council on 11th June,
1946; and it probably would be sufficient to read for the information of Hon.
Members an -extract from the Report stating the reasons which guided the
Committee in arriving at their percentages :-
p "It is recommended that for a period of two years from the inception of
a unified. Currency note system the Governments of the constituent
territories should share in the surplus income or assets, or meet deficiencies,
arising from the operations of the Board in accordance with the following
scale :
and the scales mentioned in the Report appear in the Agreement which forms the
First Schedule to the Bill. :
There is a note in the Report however, which reads as follows :-" The
Conference considered that the only equitable basis for the apportionment of such
income or liabilities would be the relative value of the total Currency note
circulation within individual territories."
The Committee was undoubtedly guided by the position in the various
territories at the time of the Conference in 1946. However, the Report goes on to
say:-
Recommendation 9 It is recommended that the new Board of Commissioners
.should closely investigate the-actual average circulation of the Board's notes in
the Colonies concerned, and should prepare a new scale of apportionment which
should, with the approval of the Secretary of State for the Colonies, come into
force on the expiry of the initial two-year period mentioned in Recommendation 8
and be effective for three years. Thereafter, the scale of apportionment should
be the subject of review and variation by the' Commissioners with the approval of
the Secretary of State, every five years."
So I think, Gentlemen, that this explains the background to the apportionment
shown in the Agreement. ,
Hon. O. D. Brisbane : May I state what caused us concern was the seemingly
greater share for St. Lucia as against Grenada and St. Vincent. I presume,
however, that that percentage was arrived at on the particular year that the
recommendation was made. But I don't think that we should hold up this Bill
for that reason. It is quite possible that St. Lucia was doing more business at the
time than the other Windward Islands.
Hon. E. A. C. Hughes : Provided this apportionment is subject to review from
time to time, I don't see that there can be any objection to the apportionment set
out in the Agreement.







H-on. Colonial Treasur'r : I beg -o move' ihat ..he Commitntee rise, Council-
resunie and the President report to the Council. .-
Question put and agreed to.

Report Stage.
President: I have the-honour to report that the Currency Bfll was
considered in- Committee, and after hearing the explanation given, by the
Treasurer on the apportionment of surplus.income. and Hon. Members having-
been satisfied with that explanation, the Bill was taken through this stage
without further amendment.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer: I beg to move that the President's Report be
adopted.,
Hon. O. D. Brisbane : I beg to second the motion. .
Question put and agreed,to.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer : I beg leave to move that a Bill for an Ordinance to
implement an agreement to provide for a uniform Currency in the Eastern Group
of the British Caribbean Territories be read a-third time by title and passed. -
--- Hon. 0. D. Brisbane : I beg to; second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a. third time by title and passed '"
Hon. Colonial Treasiurer : Mr. President, Hon. Members, I beg leave to move
the second reading of a Bill for an Ordinance further to amend the Arrowroot
Ordinance, 1930.
Hon. O. D. Brisbane : I beg-leave to second the inoti~n.
Qhestion-put and agreed to.
Bill read. a secondd time.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer : I beg leave that this Council resolve itself into a
Committee of the whole Council'to consider the Bill clause by clause.
Hon. O..D. Brisbane : I beg leave to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

In Committee.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer : I beg leave to move tha, the Council rise and
leave the Bill in Committee.
Question put and agreed to.

-Council Pesumes.
President.: Hnon. Members, I have the honour to report that the Aftovroot
('Imendment) Bill has been left in Committee.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer : I beg leave to move that the President's r'e rt be
adopted.'
Hon. O. D. Brisbane : I beg leave to sey~nd the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer : .,beg leave to move the Second Reading of a Bill
for an Ordinance to provide for the Administration of Public Assistance.







lon. Q. D. Brisbane : r beg lave to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to;
Bill read a Second Time.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer : I beg leave to move that the Council resolve itself
into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill clause by clause.
Hen. O. D. Brisbane : I beg leave to second'the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

In Committee.
-Hon. Member for North Windward. I wonder how this Bill is going to operate
in relation to the powers now given to Town Boards with regards to Poor Relief.
Hon. E. A. C. Hughes : The duties of the Public Assistance Board ar$ purely
advisory.
Hon. Member for North Windward : It seems that this Board-was thought of
lbfozre the present powers were given to Town Boards.
President : I am afraid I cannot explain how this Bill will affect the powers
of the Small T'own Boards -in' the administration of Public Assistance, and I
suggest that it be left in Committee.
/Hon. Colonial Treasurer-: I beg to move that the Bill be left-in Committee.
Eon. O. D. Brisbane : I beg leave to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill left in Committee.
oen. Colonial Troasurer : I beg leave to move the Second Reading of a Bill
for rn Ordinance to amend the Slum Clearance and Housing Ordinance, 1946.
Hon. C.D. Brisbane : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time.
Hon. Colcnial Treasurer : I beg to move that the-Council resolve itself into
Committee to consider the Bill clause by clause.
Hon. O. D. Brisbane : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

In Committee.
Clause 2. Section 5 (1) repealed and replaced.
Question that clause 2 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 1. Short title and enacting clause..
Question that clause 1 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move that Council resume and the
President report back to the Council.
Hon. 0. D. .Brisbane : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

Report Stage.
President : I have' the honour to report that a Bill for an Ordinance to
amend the Slum.Clearance and Housiig Ordinance 1946, has.passed through the
Committee stage withoutt amendment.





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Hon. Colonial Treasurer: I beg to move. that the President's report be
adopted.
Hon. O, D. Brisbane,: I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer: I beg to move that a Bill'for an Ordinance to
amend.the. Slim Clearance and Housing Ordinance be read a third time by title
and passed.
Hon. O.-D. Brisbane : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a third time by title and passed.
S'Hon. Colonial Treasurer : I beg leave to move the second reading of a Bill
for-an Ordinance to further amend the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, 1937.
Hon. O. D. Brisbane : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move that Council resolve itself into
Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill clause by clause.
Hon. Q. D. Brisbane : Ibeg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

In"Committee.
President : It appears to me that the idea of this Bill is to remove certain
drugs which appear in the principal Ordinance and include them in an order to
be made by the Governor-in-Council. There is power given n the parent
Ordinance to extend the provisions of,certain sections thereof to any new drugs
by order of the Governor-in-Council.
This Bill is intended to remove from the body of the principal Ordinance the
drugs named in Ordinance No. 19/48 (i) to include them in an Order-in-Council.
Section 5 of ,Ordinance No. 21/37 applies to certain drugs and these drugs are
named in the 1948 Ordinance, which amended the original Ordinance by adding
certain drugs to this list. Section 14 (3) of the Principal Ordinance gives power
to the Governor-in-Council to apply the provision of the Ordinance to the drugs
named and
Section 13 (2) of the Principal Ordinance says that if there are any drugs
likely to be productive of the same effects as those mentioned in the Principal
Ordinance, the Gdvernor-in-Council .may by Order 'declare the Ordinance
Applicable to them and make alterations to the list of Drugs specified in the
Principal Ordinance. *
I suggest that the Bill be left in Committee for further examination .
Agreed.
Council Resumes.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer: Mr. President, Hon. Members,. I beg leave to move
the Second Reading of a Bill for an Ordinance to declare the terms and conditions
applicable to Loans Authorised to be raised by the Government of St. Vincent, and
to provide for the creation of St. Vincent Stock.
Hon. 0. D. Brisbane : I beg to second the motion.
President : This Bill is based on a model Ordinance sent out by the
Secretary of State, and I would-like to know what is the general feeling of the
Council,







Hon. E. A. C. Hughes : This Bill is a-formal one, and- I think we should get it
off the.Agenda at this meeting.
Hon. 0. D. Brisbane I see nothing contentious in the Bill and don't think.
we should leave'it over.
Question of second leading put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time.
SHon. Colonial'Treasurer : I beg to move that this Council resolve itself into
a Committee to consider-the Bill clause by clause.
SHon. O. D. Brisbane : Ibeg to second the motion.
Question put and-agreed to .
In -Committee.
Clause 2-Interpretation.
Question that Clause 2 stand par, of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 3-Loans to be raised by debentures or stock.
Question that Clause 3 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 4-Loans to be a charge upon general revenue.
Question that Clause .4 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to,
Clause 5-Borrowing upon debentures.
Question that Clause 5 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
S Clause 6--Amount of each debenture. '"
Question that Clause .6 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 7-Debentures may-be redeemed by annual drawings or by purchase in the.
market or on.a ,date fixed.
Question that Olause 7. stand pai't of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 8-Interest Coupons.
:Question that Clause 8 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to:
Clause 9--Form of debenture and coupons. ..
Question that Clause 9 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 10-Debentures and coupons transferable by delivery.
Question that Clause 10 9tand-part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 11-Registry of Debentures. -
Question that Clause 11 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 12-Payment of Interest. ,
Question that Clause 12 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to-
Clause 13-iMode of providing, for payment 'of interest on debentures.
Questior-that Clause 13 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Glause44--Further sums to-be remitted for the redemption-of the debentures.
Question that Clause 14 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
SClause 15-Aplplication of-sinking fund.
Question that Clause 15-stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 16-Creation of sinking fund for redemption of debentures payable on a
fixed date. --
Qu stion that Clause 16 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
CClazse 17-Disposal of sinking fund when debentures are redeemed by purchase
or by annual drawings.
Question that Clause 17 stand'part of the Bill put and agreed to.
,Clatse 18-Appointment of day for drawing of debentures.
Question that Clause 18 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 19-Notice of time and place appointed for drawing
Question that Clause 19 stand part of the Bill put and agreed-to.








Clause 20-Mode of drawing.',
Question that Clause 20 stand part of the Bill agreed to.
Clause 21-Notice of Debentures drawn for redemption.
Question that Clause 21 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 22-Payment of drawn debentures.
Question that Clause 22 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 23-Cesser of interest from day appointed for payment of principal.
Question that Clause 23 stand, part 'of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 24-Redeemed debentures to be cancelled.
Question that Clause 24' stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 25-Borrowing upon Stock.
Question that Clause 25 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 26-When the principal is to be repaid. .
Question that Clause 26 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 27-Mode of providing for the payment of interest on stock.
Question that Clause 27 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 28-Mode of providing for payment of principal of stock.
Question that Clause 28 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 29-Creation of Sinking Fund.
Question that Clause 29 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 30-Charge upon general revenue.
-Question that Clause 30 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to
Clause 31-Expenses to be paid out'of sinking fund
Question that Clause'31 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 32-Powers of Governor.
Question that Clause 32 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to..
Clause 32-(a) Debentures convertible into stock on conditions prescribed by the
Crown Agents at the time of issue.
(b) Conversion of loans generally
(c) Creation and issue of stock in exchange for other securities:
-. (d) Creation and sale of'stock or debentures to raise Loans and for
other purposes.
(e) Arrangements for conversion
Question that Clause "32, sections (a)--(e) stand part of the Bill put and
agreed to.
Cli'.use 33-Exchange'of securities for stock.
Question that Clause 33 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 34-Converted securities 'to be cancelled.
-Question that Clause 34'stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 35-Trustees to apportion amount of sinking fund released by conversion.
Question that Clause 35 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Cause 36-Sinking Funds released : how to be disposed of.
Question that Clause 36 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 37-Creation, inscription, registration, issue, conversion and transfer of,
stock.
Question that Clause 37 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 38-Raising of loans in the Colony.
Question that Clause 38 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 39-Regulations.
Question that Clduse 39 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 40-Repeal (Cap. 59)
Question that Clause 40 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.






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Clause 41-Saving Clause (Cap. 59)
SQuestion put and agreed to.
Preamble-
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 1-Short title
Question put and agreed to.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer: I beg to move- that Council resume and the
President report back to Council.
Hon. O. D. Brisbane : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Report Stage.
President : Hon. Members, I have the honour to report that a Bill for an
Ordinance entitled the General Loan and Stock Ordinance 1950, has passed
through the Committee of the Whole Council without amendment.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move that the President's report be
adopted.
Hon. O. D. Brisbane: I beg to second the motion. -
Question put and agreed to.
SHon. Colonial Treasurer : Ibeg to move that the Bill be read a third time by
title and passed.
Hon. O. D. Brisbane : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and,agreed to.
Bill read a third time by title and passed.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move the Second Reading of a Bill for an
Ordinance further to amend the Shops (Hours of opening anid Employment)
Ordinance, 1942.
Hon. O. D. Brisbane : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move that Council resolve itself into a
Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill clause by clause.
Hon. O. D. Brisbane : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
In Committee.
Clause 2-Grant of sick leave to Shop Assistants.
Hon. E. A. C. 'Hughes : I should like to submit the following re-draft of
Clause 2 :-
Every Shop Assistant shall be entitled after one year's service to such
period or periods of sick leave, not being more in the aggregate than 14 days
on fall pay aad 14 days on half pay in any one year as may be recommended
by a Medical Practitioner in writing."
Question that Clause 2 as re-drafted stand part of the Bill, put and agreed to.
Clause 1-Short title and enacting clause
Question put and agreed to
Hon. Colonial Treasurer: I beg to move that Council resume and the
.President report back to the Council.
Hon. O. D. Brisbane : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.








Report Stage.
President: I have the honour to report 'that a Bill for an Ordinance to
amend the Shops (Hours of Opening and Employment) Ordinance, 1942, has
passed through the Committee stage with an amendment by replacing Clause 2 of
the Draft Bill by the following clause :-
"Every Shop Assistant shall be entitled after one year's service to such
period or periods of.sick leave, not being more in the aggregate than 14 days
on full pay and 14 days on half pay in any one year as may be recommended
by a Medical Practitioner in writing."
Hon. E. A. C. Hughes : I beg to move that the President's Report be adopted.
Hon.Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Hon. Colonial Treasurer: I beg to move that a Bill for an Ordinance to
amend the Shops (Hours of Opening and Employment) Ordinance, 1942, be read a
third time by title and passed.
.-Question put and agreed to
Bill-read a third time.
Hon. E. A. C. Hughes : Before closing, there is one matter I should like to
touch upon. I refer to the answer to a certain question asked by me.
It is quite obvious that somebody is not being quite truthful. I refer tes the
question regarding the Sale of Stamps at the Registry. Section 15 of the Stamp
Ordinance provides that stamps should be sold by the Registrar, and should be
issued by the Treasurer to the Registrar.
That- was-the position until a few years ago when, due to lack of proper
supervision and checking, some gentleman in the Registry managed to get away
with a large sum of money.
The fact that the stamps are no longer sold at the Registry affects everybody
who has anything to do with the Registry, that is, persons who go there for
Certificates of Birth or Death, etc.
These persons have first to find out how much stamps are required and then
have to goto the Post Offie to buy the stamps, returning to the Registry for their
Certificate.
That, however, is not the point to which I propose to refer today. What I
wish to say is this, that the law regarding the Sale of Stamps at. the Registry
remains unchanged, and therefore the Registrar or his Deputy shall sell stamps to
persons requiring them for documents in the Registry.
At the present time, however, you are unable to buy stamps at the Registry.
President: The law also states that the' Registrar shall only sell such
stamps if he applies to the Treasurer for them.
Hon. E. A. C. Hughes: The LaW provides that the Registrar shall sell stamps
and it also provides ,hat the Treasurer shall deliver stamps to the Registrar on
requisition by hin. It is quite obvious that the Registrar cannot sell stamps
unless they are delivered to him.
Acting on a recommendation by the late Mr. Justice O'Reilly who realized that
the Law provided for the sale of stamps by the Registrar, direct instructions were
issued from Government Office to the Registrar that stamps should no longer be
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President: That is wly the Stamp (Amendment) Bill was introduced this
morning..
Hon. E. A. C. Hughes : But I asked whether Government was aware that
Section 15 of the Stamp Ordinance had been for some time ignored, and the reply
given me is that Government is not aware of this.
President,: One of the strongest reasons for the recommendation that the
sale,.of stamps at the Registry .be discontinued, was, that the public made the
Registry a sort of sub'-Post Office, whereas the Registrar's only obligation was to
sell stamps for use in his Department. I assure the Hon. Member that the
question will be reconsidered.
-Hon. E. A. C. Hughes" There -is also the question of the Court Stenographer.
This post was created some. years ago on instructions from the Secretary of
State and a gentleman called Mr. Alleyne was attached to the Registry for the.
purpose of taking shorthand records of Court trials. Subsequently Mr. Alleyne
was transferred to-Grenada and somebody else was appointed at-Government
Office to perform the duties of-Court Stenographer. Now I understand she has
gone off to the Agricultural Department.
The situation now is that whenever there happens to be a murder trial some
unfortunate lady, from Government Office has to rush down to the Court and take
down the. proceedings. I think this is very unsatisfactory.
President : The ideal arrangement would be to have the Court Stenographer
attached.to- the Registry.
Hon..O. D. Brisbane : Your Honour, I would like to say a few words' with
reference to the recent rain storms in the Colony and the damage done.
As far as I am aware, there has been a lot of damage particularly on the
Windward side of the Island. I-have not learned of the .extent of the damage on
the Leeward Coast.
The damage on the Windward Coast seems to be more centred in the
Marriaqua Valley where-I visited soon after the rains fell. I spoke to His Honour,
the Administrator, and I understand that he also visited the district.
My discussion here this morning is.not only to draw reference to the damage,
but I hope that Government is doing all in its power to .relieve the distress
particularly in Marriaqua where lands have been washed away and crops
damaged. The question of Government coming to the relief of these people who
suffered in the disaster should be considered.
I also want, to consider the question of the clearing of the roads. I believe
that the Public Works Department worked very hard and had the roads cleared as
soon as possible after the damage had been done, but there are certain parts of
roadsin-the Akers District which had not been cleared up to a few days ago.
Representations were made by. me,-and I hope these have now been cleared.
It is admitted that this year's damage has been unusual and there are certain
parts in the Marriaqua Valley which require not only casual repairs but which will
have to be gone into very carefully and permanent repairs in the form of walls
and bridges effected, which will prevent the washing away of roads in future.
I-know that this will-mean a great deal of expenditure and we know how
Government is faced financially at present, but I hope aE Committee will be
appointed torgo into the question.
If it is possible something should be done, whereby construction work of a
more-permanent nature, which could withstand to a greaterextent the washing of
the river, could be undertaken. I believe Government is doing all they can to








meet the present situation but I sincerely hope they will go thoroughly into the
whole question and try to put down works of a more permanent nature.
Member for North Windward: Your Honour, I rise to draw attention to a.
matter quite different from that just raisedby the last. speaker, and I do so with
rather mixed feelings and hope that the fewremarks that I make will bear fruit
to the benefit of the community.
I refer to our newspaper The Vincentiant".- Somehow it is not usual for this
Council to make reference to newspaper articles, which doesn't speak well for our
newspapers. There ought to be more frequent occasions when this Council should
have to make reference to articles in the papers.
On this occasion I am asking Members to remember an article entitled
"Peculiar Features of our Administration ". Now that article contains matter
which does no credit to any administration. I am not attempting to say whether
the facts pointed out in that article are true or not. We know that newspapers
are sometimes uninformed and misinformed,, so I am not going to -attempt to
examine the truth or otherwise of any of the statements made, but I take it that
those statements are sufficient to cause this Council to ask Government to
investigate them.
I would like to say here that this Council is in a position where it knows
nothing about appointments. The public must realise that this Council's hands
are clean of any charges made; and that is one of the points I want to bring out
clearly. We are in a state of evolution, and sometime ago His Excellency, Sir
Arthur Grimble gave it out that this Council is the Government. but this Council
is not the Government. When the time comes that we have responsible
Government, then this Council will shoulder the burden of Guvernment and bear
all the blame that is attached to mal-administration.
SAnd so I am asking Your Houour to examine the report in "Peculiar Features
of our Administration ", and I think it would be the proper thing to cause an
investigation to be made, so that if the charges are unfounded the public should
know.
But I am saying that this Council doesn't know anything about appointments
neither do we make appointments or recommend dismissals. When the time
comes, this Council will bear the burden and stand the charges that have to be
met when they are made.
President : I am in a rather awkward position as I have not seen the article
in question so I cannot give any reply now.. I do not read the local newspaper. A
note will, however, be taken of your remarks and passed on to the substantive
holder of the post, and probably a reply will be given in the Government organ-
the "Information Service ".
Hon. Colonial Treasurer : Your Honour, I observe in our midst this morning
a member of the Legislative Council of British Guiana. I had the honour of
making his acquaintance not so long ago, but I must confess that I don't
remember his name. I think, however, that this Council should record the fact
that he is here and offer him the right hand of fellowship.
SCouncil aldourned.
HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
SActing Clerk of Legislative Council.

Confirmed 3rd May, 1951;
W. F. CQUTTS,
Administrator.




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