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'SAINT L VINCENI'


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE

jublilhed bi uthlorilt.


VOL. 84.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 JULY, 1951. [No. 36-


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.

No. 320.
GOVERNOR'S DEPUTY, WINDWARD ISLANDS.
With reference to Government Notice No. 309 of 3rd July, 1951, His
Honour J. M. STOW, C.M.G., Acting Administrator, Grenada, has been ap-
poilnted to act as Governor's Deputy from 2nd July, 1951, and during the
absence of His Excellency the Governor from Grenada.
10th July, 1951.
(A. 2/1950).

No. 321.
PATDE OF ADDRESSING JUDGES IN COLONIAL TERRITORIES.

In view of the varying practice in the mode of addressing Judges in
Colonial Territories, and in view especially of the transfers of Judicial staff
from one territory to another which take place from time to time, Colonial
Governors and the Chief Judicial Officers in each territory have been consulted
with regard to the adoption of uniform styles.
As a result of replies received, His Majesty the KING has been pleased to
approve a uniform mode of addressing Judges in Colonial Territories, except
Malta, as follows.:-
All Judges will be addressed in Court as "My Lord" or "Your Lordship"
and out of Court as The Honourable." In official-letters addressed to the Chief
Justices and to the Puisne or Assistant Judges in the territory, the designation
will be The Honourable the Chief Justice" and "The Honourable Mr. Justice
....................", respectively, the letters in all cases beginning Sir."
The new procedure to be adopted will bring the practice in Colonies into
line with that in force in the United Kingdom where Judges are addressed as
"The Honourable".
It will be observed that there is to be no differentiation between the Chief
Justice and Paisne or Assistant Judges in Court as a Chief Justice is primus
inter pares and although he has onerous administrative duties, his position on
the Bench is no different from'that of the Puisne Judges. It 'will be noticed,
however, that there is a distinction in the manner of his designation in
official letters.





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SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY. 10 JULY, 1951.-(No. 36).


With the Secretary of State's concurrence, the Administl:ator of a Colony
-will continue to retain the title of His Honour".
10th July, 1951.
(J. 18/1950).

No. 322.
CLOSER ASSOCIATION
of the
CENTRAL AFRICAN COLONIES.

In view of-the possible interest to West Indian readers of ,proposals for the
federation of the Central African Colonies which are now under earnest consid-
eration by the three Governments concerned, Statements on the subject issued
by the Colonial Office are published hereunder for the information of the
general public.
Text of a Statement made by the
Secretary of State for the Colonies in the House of Commons,
on 13th June, 19511
The need for bringing about a closer association between Southern
Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland has been discussed for many
years; but the problem has hitherto proved difficult of solution. In 1945
there was established in the Central African Council machinery designed to
promote contact and co-ordination of policy between the Governments of
the three territories in matters of common interest to them. The Council is
purely advisory and the arrangement has proved inadequate to its purpose.
There is an increasing need tor some form of closer association between the
three territories in the interests of their economic development and of the
prosperity and well-being of their inhabitants.
As I announced in my statement of 8th November, 1950, it was agreed
between His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom and the three
-central African Governments that senior officials from all four Governments
should meet together to undertake a fresh examination of the problem in
all its aspects and to see whether it was possible to formulate proposals
which they could recommend to their respective Governments. I made it
-clear that adequate opportunity would be afforded for public discussion
of any proposals that might be put forward and that full account would
be taken of African opinion in Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland before
-any change affecting African interests could be considered.
The Officials met accordingly in conference during March, 1951.
Their report which is published to-day as CMD 8233 and which is being
.simultaneously issued by the other Governments concerned is unanimous
on all points. Its main recommendation is that closer association between
the three territories ought to be brought about and that the need for this is
urgent. It recommends farther that this should be done not by amalga-
mation of the territories but on a Federal basis, and puts forward in some
detail a scheme framed to take account of the special features of the Cen-
tral African situation including the self-governing status of Southern
Rhodesia and designed in particular to provide substantial safe-guards for
the interests of Africans. Moreover, those matters most closely affecting
the life of Africans would under the proposals in the Report come within
the territorial and not within the federal sphere ; and within the territorial
sphere the Northern Rhodesia and Nyasalabid Governments would remain
responsible as at present to His Majesty's Government in the United
Kingdom.
Simultaneously with the report there are .also being published an up-
to-date comparative survey of native policy in the three Central African
territories (CMD 8235) and a geographical, historical and economic survey
(CMD 8234).
Neither His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom nor the
other Governments concerned are at this stage committing themselves to
acceptance of any of the particular proposals in the report which is publish-
ed as a basis for consideration and discussion. His Majesty's Government
in the United Kingdom, however, wish to say now that the proposals appear
to them to embody a constructive approach to the problem which deserves
the careful consideration of all the peoples and Governments.concerned.


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SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 JULY, 1951.--.No. 36).


When there has been time for this consideration I hope to visit the
Central African territories with my Right Honourable Friend the Secre-
tary of State for Commonwealth Relations. In Northern Rhodesia and
Nyasaland, I should, of course, discuss the matter fully with representatives
of the European and African inhabitants and other communities. The Gov-
ernment of Southern Rhodesia would by that time have received indica-
tions of the attitude of the inhabitants of that territory and this information
would be available for the purpose of discussions which my Right Honour-
able Friend would have with Southern Rhodesian Ministers. Finally, in
the light of these discussions we should both attend a Conference with
Southern Rhodesia Ministers and representatives of the Governments and
European and African communities of the two Northern territories. These
deliberations would be of material help to the several Governments and
Legislatures concerned, before whom the matter would, in due course, come
for consideration.
In issuing this report for public consideration and discussion I wish,
on behalf of His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, to make it
clear that in relation to our responsibilities in Central Africa we adhere
fnlly to the policy which has been repeatedly stated with the assent of all
parties. Our ultimate objective is self-Government within the Common-
wealth, but self-goverhment must include proper provision for both Euro-
peans and Africans. We have set Africans on the path of political, social
and economic progress, and it is our task to help them forward in that
development so that they may take their full part with the rest of the com-
munity in the political and economic life of the, territories. The report
records the strong unanimous belief of all members of the Conference that
economic and political partnership between Enropeans and Africans is the
only policy which can succeed in the conditions of Central Africa. His
Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom have been glad to note that
the Conference have given expression to this very important principle as
forming the basis for their proposals."


Brief Summary -of Report.of Conference on Closer
Association in. Central Africa.

The report of the Conference on Closer Association in Central Africa
which met in London during March is published today. Officials from
Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland and the Central African
Council, and from the Commonwealth Relations and Colonial Offices took
part in the Conference. The report makes recommendations for considera-
tion by the respective governments.
The report reaches the definite and unanimous conclusion that closer
associationn between the three territories ought to be brought about, and
that the need for this is urgent. It recommends a federation of the three
territories, under the designation British Central Africa". Other possible
forms of closer association were considered, such as a complete amalga-
mation of the three Territories, or a League" under which the territorial
governments would delegate powers to a central body, but were rejected as
unlikely to be generally acceptable.
A fundamental feature of the proposals is that matters affecting the day
to day life of the inhabitants, and particularly the African inhabitants,
remain with the territorial governments. These include such subjects as
African education, health, agriculture, land and settlement questions, and
native administration generally.
The federal Government would be allotted specified subjects, mainly
those covering matters of common concern to the three territories, such as
External Affairs*, Defence, Immigration, Economic Development Planninig,
External and certain aspects-of inter-territorial trade, Communications,
Electricity Supply and Distribution, Customs. and certain other matters.
It is proposed that the federal Government shall have a constitutional status
broadly similar to that at present possessed by Southern Rhodesia. His
Majesty the King would be represented by a Governor-General. There

*(So far as these would be constitutionally within the powers of the federal Govern-
ment. The United Kingdom Government would be responsible for the international
-relations of the Federation).













194 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10: JULY, 1951 .-(No. 36).


would be a Cabinet of about six Ministers.and a.single clhamben legislature
otf 30 members, of wbhmn. 1,7,. wold represent; Southerii Rhodesia, 11
Northern..lRhodiesia'andi.7 Nyasaland. Three of the representatives, from
ea: h t.erlitoiy would be members: speoi,lly chosen. to. represent African
intanests, and in each of'the two northern territories two of these would be
Africans.

oThe Oonietieene, recognised that,,, although all matter: most closely
afEectifig Afrianswioal remain. under the control of the territorial Govern-
meats, action taken- by the federal .Govsernmen.t;rmight affect them to some
ex;eWnt and, they propose-that :thereishould be a Minister for African.Interests.
who, although a member of.the Cabinet,.would.be appointed by the Governor-
G.neral; subjectjto.the approval of the Secretary of State.. Ie would be
charged with thespecial, duty. of proposing measures thought to be.desirable
in the interests of Africans and of considering measures.proposed by, other
Ministers, to, ensure ihat they, were not detrimental to African interests.
I.nad'itipn,, thpre would be eatablishd an African Affairs Board, consist-
ing qf a &haiPSpn (who would be the Minister for African Interests), the
tlgee, $,ecretarie, for Nat-ve Affairs of the territorial legislatures, and one
A.urian from each territory. Tle task of the Boai:d would be to examine,
from the point, of yiew of African interests, all proposed federal legislation
(poth principal apja, subsidiary) and to report thereon to the federal'G'oern-
mtent. At the time of publication of a Bill, the federal Govenm~rent would
be obliged to Qiake l nown,thpe yi(ws, of theIoard and if the Board reported
that, the proposed, legislation would. iP its opinion, be, detrimental to.African
interests,,the matter would. be referred to the Secretary of Stal e. TheBoard
wouid also, .old, a, general watching brief in respect of all matters affecting
Africa;n interests so far asthey related tp federal subjects, and in addition
would promote liaison between the three Territories in all matters affecting
African affairs.
The report draws attention to an up-to-date survey of native policy
(which is published simultaneously) prepared by the three Secretaries for
Native A.q.is,of,tl, territories,. working under .le, Chairmanship of the
Chief Secretary of the Cenitral African Coucpil. The Conference considered
that the most striking conclusion to be drawn from this survey was the
degree qf,similarity between the policy and practice of the three, Govern-
ments rather than the degree of difference. The survey shows no differences
between policies pursued in ,the important spheres of education, health,
agriculture, apirpal health apd.forestry as they affect Africans. Differences:
in policy still, exist in political development, land allocation, certain aspects
of employment of Africans and the recognition of trade unions for Africans.
The Conference, however, considered that these differences, although im-
portant, related largely to method and timing and that the ultimate
objective of.all three governments is broadly the same, namely, the eco-
nomic, social and political advancement of the Africans in partnership
with Europeans.
The report also makes recommendations for the setting up of a Devel-
opment Commission with a Central Planning Staff to co-ordinate and keep-
under review the development needs and programmes of Central Africa as
a whole. It also recommends the appointment of tariff and economic advi-
sory committees. The detailed 'economic background is set out in a
geographical, historical and economic survey of the three territories which
was prepared by the Conference and is also published simultaneously.

The urgency of a solution of the problem of closer association is stress-
ed. European political development is already well advanced in Central
Africa and there is a growing political consciousness among Africans. The
report states that the Conference believes strongly that economic and poli-
tical partnership between Europeans and Africans is the only policy which
can succeed in the conditions of Central Africa ; this is fully recognized by
His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, andiby all three Central
African Governments. Closer association by the economic ond political
strength which it would promote wonld, in the view of the Conference,
provide a surer foundation fth m exists at present for developing and ex-
tending the policy of racial co-operation and partnership without fear of
outside influences.














S INT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 JULY, 1951.-(No. 36).


The report also points out that moral and social advantages would .flow ,.
from the quickening expansion of the economy of the area as a whole to be
expected from closer association. The greater prosperity would permit
the provision of better facilities for education, better health services, im-,
proved water supplies, housing and agricultural services, and: im-
proved social standards generally. The need for these improvements is
felt by all communities, and in particular, by the Africans who, form the
great bulk of the population.
10th July, 1951.
(C. 21/1951).

No. 304.
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 of 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 any approach road thereto, 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, together with such other land in the vicinity thereof as
the authorized officer may consider necessary for the furtherance of the above-
mentioned public purpose.
By Command.


25th June, 1951.
(P 10/51)


BERNARD GIBBS,
Government Secretary.


No. 323. Ginnery shall be deemed to be pension-
CANADA-WEST INDICES TRADE. 0able while held by V. G. I. DaSILVA,
Es- squire.
A delegation representing ti e Govern- 10th Jul. 1951.
meuts of che British West Indies. British (B. 37/190).
OGuiana and British Honduras visited
London Iletween 20th and 26th June. --
The delegation held general discussions NI. 325.
with U. K. officials about the futu re of LEAVE NOTICE.
Caniiwla-West, Indies Trade and look.
forward duriiin' its fort coming l isit to VACATION LEAVE.
Cana.la tto 1ihving a full exchlmnge of
views on this subject with (in:;diaii AIMr. T ,Y 1. MORIliS, Agricultnral
authorities. No conclusion can be rea- Assi' ant, Dempar monc of Agricnltnre,
.ed until the elelgation hIas rei.ort, d to six mIllntlhs' vac:;tion leave with effect
the GO)vvrnininls concerned. from 2(th .July, 1951.


10th July, 1951.

No. 394.
DECLARATION UNDER THE PEN=
SIONS ORDINANCE, 1948 (No. 16
of 1948).

POST OF MANAGER, GOVERNTIENTT
COTTON r-INN EY.

It is notified ti;i.t with i e :ipp)rov;al of
tlie Governor in 'Colicil, thle post o'
AManiger of the Goverinmlnt.i Cott'o'


10th .Iuly, 1951.
(1 '. 131).


No. 3.326.
I TRANSFER.

Mr. P. H. PRINCE, A!gricultu ral
Assistl.ut (Livestock), to the post of,
Li\ve.'tl.: (Offier, Dominica.
Mr. PRINCE left the Colony on 2nd
July. 1951.
10th July, 1951.
(P.F. 408).


195 41 71














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY,: 10'JUJY, 19:51.-(Nb. 36).


No, 327 . .
VACkNT POS3'

Posr' OF ABEBITANT ENGINE.W- AND
-r:i ELECTRICAL INsPECTOR;, .. .
EiL OTROITY r AND' TELEPHONE
DEPARTMENT, *GRENADA'.

Applications are invited for the post
of Assistant Engineer and Electrical
Inspector, Electricity and Telephone
Department, Grenada.
The conditions of appointment are as
follows:- '
1. Salary in the grade of $2,160 x 96-
$2;6'40'p.a.'
2. Temporary cost of living bonus at
the rate of 10% on salary up to
$2,400 and 81% on salary over
,$2,400.
3. Traveling allowance not'exceeding
S$590'p.a.
4. The post is pe'nsiohable..
5. Probationary period of one year in
the first instance.
The applicant should have good tech-'
nical:knowledge, of Electricity and will
be required to..perform any .duties in
connection with! the running and main-
tenance of the Electricity and Telephone
Department which the En~gineer-in-
Charge, to whom he will be directly re-
sponsible,may require. It will also be
his duty to assistthe Engineer-in-Charge
in the work of supervision of the plant
at the Power Station (including the Re-
frigeration Plant).
The initial salary may be at a figure
above the minimum in'the case of an
exceptionally qualified person.
Candidates should apply in writing
to the Administrator, Government Office,
Grenada.
10th July, 1951.
(A. 15/1950).

No. 328.
WES' INDIAN CENSUS, 1946,

With reference to Governnent Notice
No. 296 of 19th June, 1951, it is notified
for general information that the follow-
ing copies of Parts A and B of the West
Indian Census, 1946, are available for
sale at the Government Office, Kings-
town :-
6 copies of Part A :-General Report
on the CPnsns of Population 9th
April, 1946.
Price: $1.20 per copy.
6 c pies of Part B :-Census of Agri-
culture in Barlados, the Leeward
Islands, the Windward Islands
and Trinidad and Tobago.
Price : 72c. per copy.
10th July, 1951.
(C. 16/1947).


No. 329.


ilea iSLATi ONi


The followirig' lQocme~ntare publish-
.ed with this issue of the Gazette:_
SS.R. & 0. No: 66-The Educa ton
(Goverrnii ent an'd Assisted Pri-
mary Schools) (Amendment) Re g
ulations, 1951.
(E. 39/1948).

S.R. & O. No. 67.-The Central Water"
Distribution (Amendment) Regu-
latibons. 1951.


S.R. & 0. No. 68.-The Chateaubelair
Town Board (Traders' Rates)
By-Laws.
(D. 6/1949 (F)).
S.R. & O. No. 69-The Port Elizabeth
Town Board (Cemetery) By-Laws,,
1951.

10th July, 1951.


No. 330.
SUPPLEMENTS TO (AZETTE.

The Accounts of the Colony for the
period 1st January to 28th February,.
1951, are published with this issue of
the Gazette.
(F. 49/1950).
10th July, 1951.

No. 331.
Copies of minutes of meetings of the
Legislative Council held on the 11th
January and 1st February, 1951, which
may also be seen at the Government
Office, Kingstown Library, and at all
Revenue Offices and District Post Offi-
ces, are published with this issue of the
Gazette.
10th July, 1951.

No. 332.
The Administration Report on the
Medical and Sanitary Department for
the year 1949, is published with this-
issue of the Gazette.


By Command,

BERNARD GIBBS,
Government Secretary..

GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
10th July, 1951.
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SAI-NT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10'JULY, 1951;--(No. 36). 197


DEPARTMENTAL AND


OTHER' NOTICES.


TREASURY NOTICES.

LAND AND HOUSE: TAX NOTICE.

Notice is hereby given that the undermentioned persons having become
defaulters under the "Land and;House Tax Ordinance" their properties having
been levied.upon will be offeredifor sale at 12 o'clock noon on Saturday. 21st
July, 1951, at the Treasury for the recovery of Taxes due thereon.

V. D. ARCHER,
SColonial Treasurer.
TREASURY,
ST. VINCENT,
29th June, 1951.

DISTRICT III


Names
Charles, Owen
Morgan, Aderine
Hendrickson, Marjorie
Malcolm, Percy
Mc Allister, Miriam
Williams, Charles
Williams, Alice
Wilson, Carmen
Joseph, Clara
Woodley, Advinia
Stokes, Iris
Walby, Browne
Daniel, James
Grant, Constantine
Myers, James.
McKenzie, Irvin


Johnson, Cyril
Johnson, Isabell
Doyle, Percy


May, Cadman
Criscilda, Ollivierre
Pompey, Mercy A.
Samuel, Peter
Williams, May A.
Knights, George
Mc Kenzie, Morris
Providence, Catherine
Richards, Jonathan
Samuel, George
Stapleton, Arnold
Wickham, Priscilla Hrs of.
Cain, Ephriam


Situation of Property
Lowmans
Camden Park
Lowmans
Camden Park
do.
Cane Wood
Lowmans
do.
Questelles
Retreat
Montrose
Francois
do.
do.
Buccament
Questelles

DISTRICT IV
Lammies
do.
Hermitage


DISTRICT V
Rose Bank
do.
Tronmaca
Palmyra
Tuscany
Coulls Hill
Rose Hall
Troumaca
do.
Palmyra
Rose Hall
Coulls Hill
Rose Hall


Description of Property.
1 House
1 House spot
1 House spot
2 ac. 3 Rds. 12 poles
1 House
4 ac. 2 Rds.
1 House
1 House
1 House spot
1 Rood
1 House
1 House
1 House spot
6 ac. 1 Rd. 7 poles
7 ac. 2 Rd. 24 poles
1 House


6 ac.
2 ac. 7 poles
3 acres


1 House spot
1House spot
1 House spot
5 ac. 30 poles
8 ac. 2 Rd. 25 poles
1 House spot
4 ac. 32 poles
1 House spot
1 House
2 acres
28 poles
1 House spot
5 ac. 2 Rds.


The attention of ALL Public Officers, salary, wages or pension payable unless
Government Employees and Pensioners election for payment otherwise is made
is directed to the provisions of S.R. as prescribed.
and 0. 1951 No. 10 which it is intended V. D. ARCHER..
strictly to enforce and which authorise Colonial Treasurer.
that monthly deductions in respect of The Treasury,
income tax due shall be made from 30th June, 1951.














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 JULY, 1951.-(No. 36).


EDUCATION NOTICE.

A Meeting of the Board of Education
will be held at the Education Office,
Kingstown, on Friday, 13th July, 1951,
at 2.30 p.m.
W. M. LOPEY,
Chairman.


7th July, 1951.


SAINT VINCENT.

BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE
SMALL DEBTS ORDINANCE.

IN THE SMALL DEBT COURT,
(Kingstown) District I.

Between


ALEXANDER G. NANTON
and
ELMORE WYLLIE


Plaintiff

Defendant.


NOTICE is hereby given that on Satur-
day the 21st day of July, 1951, between
the hours of 12 o'clock noon and 3 p.m.
-at the Police Station, Stubbs, there will
be put. up for sale the undermentioned
Goods and Chattels belonging to the
above-named Defendant, levied by
virtue of a warrant to levy on Goods
and Chattels issued in the above suit:-
One House size 12' x 12', covered
with galvanized iron. One side
with shingles and the other sides
boarded, situate at Rivulet in tlhe
Parish of Saint George.

OLIVE M. COOMBS, P.C. 2,
Process Servwr,
District II.


SUPREME COURT NOTICES.

NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands will be
held at the Court House in Kingstown,
for the trial of CRIMINAL causes on
Tuesday, the 17th day of July," 1951,
commencing at 11.00 o'clock in the
forenoon.
All parties concerned, also such per-
sons as are bound over by recognizance
to prosecute or give evidence, or sum-
moned as jurors or witnesses are com-
manded to give their personal attendance.
30th June, 1951.



NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands will be
held at the Court House in Kingstown,
for the trial of CIVIL causes in the
Summary and Original Jurisdictions of
the Court on Tuesday the 17th day of
July, 1951, commencing at 11.00 o'clock
the forenoon.
30th June, 1951.



NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands will be
held at the Court House in Kingstown,
for the hearing of APPEALS FROM
MAGISTRATES on Tuesday, the 17th
day of July, 1951, commencing at
11.00 o'clock in the forenoon.

DESMOND A. McNAMARA,
Registrar, Supreme Court.
Registrar's Office,
Kingstown,
30th June, 1951.


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STATUTORY RULES AND OR)DE //

1951, No. 66. -

EDUCATION (GOVERNMENT AND ASSISTED P IA
SCHOOLS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS.

(Gazetted 10th July, 1951.)

S1. Short title. These Regulations may be cited as the Education
(.Governmenlt arid Assisted Primary Schools) (Amendment) Regulations. 1951, and
shall be read as one with the Regulations for Government, and Assisted Primary
-Schools made by the Governor in Council on the 3rd day of .February, 1938,
(hereinafter referred to as the principal Regulations) and all amendments
thereto.

2., Insertion--of new Regulation. After Regulatioh 42 of the principal
.Regulations the following Regulation shall be inserted :
42A. The duties of-visitors of schools shall includethe payment, of a
visit to such 'schools during ordinary school hours, sometimes without
previous notice, by'each of the visitors at least once in each school term. At
each such visit an entry shall be made in the log book giving the date and
hour of the visit. Any serious irregularity shall at once -be reported to the
Education Department by the visitor who shallalso report any professional,
misconduct (i.e. inisc6nduct affecting the teacher's work, character or
position as a teacher): that may havecome to his hearing with a view to
Proper investigation by the Department. If occasion arises the visitors of
each school shall, meet under the chairmanship of the Inspector of Schools
to confer on matters affecting the school."

-Made by the- Governor in Couhcil under section 29 of the Education Ordinance
(No. 29 of 1937) this 8th day of June, 1951.
A. V. KING, .
SClerk of. Executive Council.

Approved by Resolution of the Legislative Council under section 30 of the
aforesaid Education Ordinance, 1937, this 5th day of July 1951.

HENRY H. -WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.
(E 39/1948)

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STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS, -;

1951, No. 67: /

CENTRAL WATER DISTRIBUTION REGULATIONS.

(Gazetted 10th July, 1951.)

1. Short title. These Regulations may be cited as the Central. Water
Distribution (Amendment) Regulations, 1951, and shall be read as one with the
Central Water Distribution Regulations, 1950, (hereinafter referred to as the
principal Regulations) appearing in the Second Schedule to the Central Water
Distribution Authority Ordinance, No._12 of 1950.
2. The principal Regulations are hereby amended by the addition after
Regulation 36 of the following Regulations,:-
"37. ANNUAL GENERAL WATER1 RATE. The annual general water
rate leviable on houses and lots of land shall be as follows :-
(a) without a private water service,, 3% of annual value;
(b) with a private water service, 1/2% of annual value.
38. ADDITIONAL CHARGES ON PREMISES WITH PRIVATE WATER
SERVICE. The additional annual charges leviable on premises with private
water services shall be as follows :-
(a)- a pipe with a bore of 21/2 inches ...... ...... ...... ...... $48-00
(b) a pipe with a bore of 2 inches ...... ...... .... ...... .... .$36-00
(c) a pipe with a bore of 11/2 inches ...... ...... ..... ...... $28-00
(d) a pipe with a bore of 1 inch ...... .... ...... ...... ...... $24-00
(e) a pipe with a bore of 3/4 inch ...... ...... ...... ...... $16-00
(f) a pipe with a bore of 1/2 inch ..... ... .. .... ...... ...... $10-00

Made by the Central Water Distribution Authority under section 28 of the
Central Water Distribution Authority Ordinance No. 12 of 1950, this 15th day of
S March, 1951.
G. A. GRANT
Chairman,
Central Water Distribution Authority.

Approved by the Governor in Council this 12th day of June, 1951.

A. V. KING,
Clerk of Executive Council.

Confirmed by the Legislative Council under section 28(4) of the aforesaid
Ordinance this 5th day of July 1951.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.
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STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS, F

1951, No. 68.

THE CHATEAUBELAIR TOWN BOARD (TRADER#-
RATES) BY-LAWS.

(Gazetted 10th July, 1951.)

-1. Short title. These By-Laws may be cited as the Chateaubelair Town
.Board (Traders' Rates) By-Laws.

2. Interpretation. In these By-Laws :-
Board" means the Chateaubelair Town Board.
Person includes body corporate, company and partnership.
Town" means the town of Chateaubelair.
Trader" means any huckster, merchant, shopkeeper and person engaged
in trade in the town.
Clerk" means the Clerk of-the town.

3. Licences to trade. (1) Every person who desires to carry on
-business as a trader in the town shall obtain a licence from the Clerk to enable
him to do so.and-the said licence shall be in the form in the First Schedule hereto
annexed, or as near thereto as possible.
(2) An application for a licence to carry on the business of a trader in the
town shall be ih-the form in the second Schedule hereto, annexed, or as near.
thereto as possible.

4. Traders' rates. Every person carrying on the business of a trader in
-the town shall be assessed at, and shall pay the rate applicable to his particular
case as seftout in the Third Schedule hereto : Provided that where a trader has
been carrying on business for only a part of the year in respect of which he is
being assessed, he shall be assessed for the actual period during which he was
carrying on business.

5. Clerk to settle kind-of licence. In, the event of' any disagreement
arisingbetween the Clerk and any person who desires to trade, or is trading in the
town as to the kind of licence to be taken out under the Third Schedule of these
By-Laws, such disagreement shall be settled by the Board : Provided that any
person who alleges any error with reference to the kind-of stock he, as a trader, is
selling, or desires to sell, and the sum to be %paid by him for a perrit and is not
satisfied with the decision of the-Board, may'appeal against such .decision. within
the time and. in the manner provided in Section 41 of the Local Government
Ordinance and the provisions of Sections 41-45 of the said Ordinance shall apply
to the said appeal.
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6. Proceedings subsequent to decision of appeals. The Board
shall on the determination of an appeal cause its assessment list to be amended ff
necessary and shall collect the-rates accordingly.

7. Licences may be.taken out for a year or half year. Traders'
licences in the town may be taken out for .a year, or for six months, and shall be
granted :by; the:Clerk at any time of the.year, but no licences, no matter what the
date Of issue, shall, in the case of an annual licence continue in force any longer
than the 31st day of December of the year current at the date of issue; or, in the
case of alialf yearly licence, continue in force any longer than the 30th day of
June'or the 31st day of December of the half-year current at the date of issue.

8.. Penalty.. Any person guiltyoof an offence against these By-Laws shall
be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty dollars or to
imprisonment for a period not exceeding three months or .in the case of a
continuing offence to a fine not exceeding ten dollars f r each day during which
the offence continues.


Made by the Chateaubelair Town Board under Section 56 of the Local
Government Ordinance No. 17 of 1951, this 31st day of May, 1951.
JAMES FERDINAND,
Chairman.



Confirmed by the Governor under Section 56' (4) of the aforesaid Local
Government Ordinance this 9th day of June, 1951.
W. F. COUTTS,
Administrator.
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FIRST SCHEDULE. (By-Law 3 (1) )

TRADERS' LICENCE FOR THE TOWN OF CHATEAUBELAIR.
S N am e i in full ..... .................. ............... ..................................................................... is' h ereby licensed
as a trader in the town of Chateaubelair to sell
t set out exact .. .................. ............................ ..... ......... for th e t ..................... . ........................ ........ ......
nature of ending 'on th ....................... ...................................... day of........................... ....... ,,,,,,,
licence
1 9 ..................
Asset out year
or half-year.

SClerk, Chateaubelair Town Board.

SECOND SCHEDULE. (By-Law 3 (2))


APPLICATION FOR A.TRADERS' LICENCE.


To: The Clerk,


The Chateaubelair Town Board.
* Name in full I* ...........
.. ..................I..........................................


t set out
carefully kind
of- license
applied for

$ set out year
or half-year.


for a licence'to trade as t...
. -......... .................................................... .....
d a y ............................ .. ........ ...........
Chateaubelair


hereby apply
............... for the


.en din g on th e ..................................................,,,,,,,.
....................1.................. in the town of


THIRD SCHEDULE. By-I
TRADERS' LICENCES.
Hucksters
Manufacturers of Aerated Waters
Vendors of Aerated Waters
Manufacturers & Vendors' of Aerated Waters
Keepers of Parlours
, Dealers in provisions only, retail
Dealers in provisions only, wholesale & retail
." dry goods only
." liquors only
dry goods & liquors
dry goods & provisions
"" liquors & provisions
S dry goods, liquors & provisions


Signature of Applicant.
Law 4

$ -24
2-88
S2-88
2-88
3-60
3-60
7-20
6-00
7-20
10-80
9-60
10-80
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STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1951; No. 69.

PORT ELIZABETH TOWN BOARDI(CEM) ...
BY-LAWS.

-(Gazetted 10th July, 1'951-.)

1. Short title. These By-Laws may be cited as the P t E3izabeth Tow4i
Board (Cehietery) By-Laws, 1951. '

2. Schedule of fees for interments, allotments, mem a et
The following sums shall be paid to the Board prior to any interment, allotment of
ground, or erection of any memorial, enclosure or cross :

For the--
(a) burial of the body of a person whose age at the time of death
exceeds 10 years ..... .. ....... ..... ....... ...... ...... ...... $1-00
(b) burial of the body of a person whose age at the time of death is
10 years or un der ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 50
(c) allotment of ground (4ft x 6ft) for the exclusive right of burial
Therein ...... ...... ... .. ..... ...... ...... ...... ...... $6 00
(d) right to erect a memorial of material other than wood on land not
acqu ired ...... ..... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... $6.00
(e) right to erect a wooden cross on land not acquired ...... ..... ...... -60

3. Commencement. These By-Laws shall come into operation on the 1st
day of August, 1951.

-Made by the Port Elizabeth Town Board under section 56 (1) (q) of the Local
Government Ordinance No. 17 of 1951, this 18th day of June, 1951.

DAWSON B. WALLACE,-
Chairman.


Confirmed bf' the Governor under. Section 56 (4) of the aforesaid Ordinance:
this 7th day of July 1951.

W. F. COUTTS,
Administrator.

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SAINT VINCENT.
Comparative' Statement of Revenue fdr the'period 1st January-28th Fe'bruatr, '1951.
---- .., .' .' -- -LL-.i- -.- ---- *------ -- ,./


Heads of Reyenue.


1. Imp.ort Duties-;
Import Duty
Trade Duty on Imported Liquor
Warehouse Rent
2. Export tuty
3,. Excise Duty on Humn
Trade Duty on locally'distilled Liquor
4. Other Duties
5. Liceices-Liquor
Motor Vehicles, &c.
Other
6. Taxes-
Income Tax
Land and House. Tax
Other Taxes
7. Port and HIarbour Dues-
Tonnage
SPort
Landing Dues, Aircr; ft
S. Other Fees of Conrit, &c.
9. Post OtlicP
10. Electricity, Telephone, Refrigeration
11. Rent of Governnment Property
Interest
12. Sales and Leases of Crown Lands

I'B. Refunds of Loans from General Revenue

13. Colonial Development and Welfare Schom


J'.s iniatl ', / .
for the Actual Revenue Revenue for' ..
year for the period of sam period of Increase. I)creasd.'
1a5r the return. preceding year. '

S $ c. S c. c c.
... 475,000 77.588 '51. -69,283 85 8,30 J 66 ... ...,
... 1: 1 i,t1 7,196 37 '.
.. 5,0(0 770 17 ;63 43: 1 74 ... ..
.. 28,000 13,,82 52 14,502 40- .. .. 819 88
... .,ini"" 24,021 '30) 17,931 90 i 6,089 40 ... ...
S40,000! \ 744 59 9,9:'0 71 .. ... 989 75
26,700 12,832 64 4,964 67 7,867 97 ...
0,000 2,717 00 2,475 7; 241 24
... 7.(0,0- 5,207 00 3,454 80 1,752 20 ... ..
... 7,750 5,081 84 4,155 .-0 926 5 ....

.. 212,000 '1 ,.': 30 1,277 89 11,552 41 ...
.. 30,000 ,970 65 .,382 21 588 44 ...
... 15,000' .66 67 -533 88 1,532 79 ... .

... 10,000 1,530 1,774 75 ... 24 47
... 3,000 ; 483 30 435 60 47 Z(
.. 650 120 00 30 00 -90 o00:
i.41,577 19,052 17 18,211 08 841 09 .
.-.. l,213 10,397 08 Jl,.''. 06 194 02
... 99,352 14,649 10 10,070 06 4,579 04 ,
:.. 4,560 449 40, 602 78 .. . 153 38
... 12.764 3,928 75 3,824 88 '103 87 "
S7,458 191. 1.4 442 061;_ ..... :.. 9
1,4514 217,510 78 .176,11 44,818 11 3.158 40
1,804 ... ... 3.43. 5 86 .... .. 3,435 8 .
1.4-" .S 217,510 '78 179,586 :*.. 4-i.l li i ,894. ; .
es .'2 ,4. 6 89625 2 44- 230 12


't- Ieveu I3 1 2497 4 4 23 _.


' Trade Duty not separated in 1950. "
Comparatiwe Statement of Expenditure for the period 1st January-28tih February, 1951.


Heads of Ifixpeni


1. Governor
2. Legislature
3. Administration
4. Agriculture
5. Audit
6. Central Housing Autho
6A. Central Road AuthoritI
6B. Central WaterjAuthori
7. Charitable
9. Education
10. Electricity
11. Judicial
121 Labour
13. Lands and Survey
14. Legal
15. Medical
16. Miscellaneous
17. Pensions
18. Police
19.: Port anA Marine
20. Post Office
21. Prisons
S22. Public Debt
23. Public Library
24.. Public Works Departin
25. Public Works Recurrei
27. Social Welfare
27A. St. VincentGrenadine
28. Subventions
29. Supply Cohtrol
30. Telephone
31. Treasury

26. Public Works Extraord


'8. 'Colonial Deyelopment
Total. Expenditure


Estimate Actual Expen- ure
for the diture for the Expenditure for
diture, year period of same period of
1951.,. the return. preceding year.
$ $ $ c.
... 8,439 1,312 35 54 71
... 13,1601 940 00 660 00
3 3,973, 11,089 03 6,156 61
...64,50 8,182 22 6.469 68
11,584 1,755 88 1,128 90 1
rity ... ,000i ..
y ... 104,460! 8,722 79 4,831 45
ty .. 11,054 401 02 .
18,0(30 2,642 44 2,631 90g
S234,285 27,771 76 19.748 20
.... 71,588 11,591 (4 19,413 61
.. 26,5251 2,909 555 2,346 05
.. 8,328! 1.402 94 1,142 06
.. 18,461 2,613 18 1,944 71
6,584 1.108 04 895 74
290.707 38,692 36 '3" 1 :: '63
3 ,8 5,2 0 .5 23 11 7' 5
... 43,430 5,491 39 4,13 16
.... 118,341 16,976 87 8,115 89
26,911 3,667 44 3.263 13
... 37,959 3,976 78 2.383 18
... 47,378 7,159 09 6,634 83
... 1,008 18,665 16 18,541 53
5,835 483 02 282' 52
ent ... 59,072 8,278 53 4,145 8,2
t ... 47,020 39,,47 32 7,154 72
... ... 4 9 36
s ... .... 2,032 59
... 23,588 7,034 31 577 05
S.... 14,307 2,305 53 2,001 50
S17.357, 2,758 40 2,912 67
... 70,293 9,488 97 111,150 80
1,555,031 252,258 76 201,2(5] 75i
inary ... 28,40 1,577 10 4.871 31
1,583,431 253.835 86 206,127 06
Ind Welfare Schemes 295,45e 37,680 69 36,991 57-
S $ 1,878.883 291,516 .55 243118 63


Increase. Decrease.

$ c. $ c.


1,257 64 ... .
280 00 ...
4,932 42
1,712 54
626 98. ...

3,891 34 ...
401. 02
10 54 .* ...
8,023 56 ...
S7,821 97
563 50 .
2(0 88 ...
668 47 ...
212 30 ..
5,155 73
17,8536 30
978 23 ... ...
8,860 98
4014 31
1,593 60 ...
524 26 ... ...
123 93 ...
200 50 .. ...
4,132 71 ... ...
32.392 0
... ... 439 3;
2,032 59
6,457. 26
304 03 ... ...
... ... 1.54 27
S4,661 ..83, .
83,969 33 32,966 -32..
... ... ,294 21''
83,969 '33 36,260 53
689 12 .
84,(t8 45 36,20053


t Now included under Head 3.
TazAsour,
23rd June, 1951, .
(F. 49/1950, V


V. D. ARCHER,
Colonial Treasurer.


I-


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Statement of the Assets and' Liabilities of the Colony of Saint Vincent at 28th February, 1951.
; 11__ ~ ~ ~ .. LPI~P~C~LI/


- $ c.


DEPOSITS : SPECIAL FUNDS .

DEPOSITS: OTHEnR 'THAN SPECIAL FUNDS


SURPLUS:
(olony's Reserve Fund


.-Goneril Revenue Balance ale
Balance at 1. 1. -51
Surplus & Deficit a/c


. 230,844.70
... 73,113.21


96~,985


157,731 49


1,010,513

196;,203


c.

73

20


2541,716 71


$ 1,461,433 64


a 6' s' E T S'.


CASH:
SII Treasury & Sub-Treasuric s
With Barclays Bank
,, Grown Agents


Less Drafts & Remittances


ADVANCES


INVESTMENTS: COLONY :
Reserve Fund
Surplus Funds

INVESTMENT : SPECIAL FUNDS


/,


.


93.566 6;4
220,614 50 314,181 14

S(55.252 52

1,461.433 64


Note: I. At 28th February, 1951, the-Public Debt. (not recorded in the above Liabilities) amounted to $572,056.06. This .figure includes the sum of $11,010.44 for the C.D.F: Loan for he Co-cpera-
tive Arrowroot Association, and $480.00 for the'Kingstown Board Water Supply Loan, 1930,.for which General Revenue is only responsible in case of default.
2. The accumulated funds for redemption of the Debt, amounted at 28. 2. 51 to $174,441.54.
TmEASURY, ) / V. D. ARCHER,
St. Vincent, i.W.I., Colonial Treasurer.
23rd June,,1951.
(F. 49/1950). .


_ ~I


$ c.


... ]0,210 32
.. 73,759 30
... 42,925 70

126,895 '2
... 660 (


Er c.







126,835 27


365,164 71 /T


L1ABILITIE,'.









MINUTES OF A MEETING OF TIE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HELD AT THE
COUNCIL CHAMBER ON THURSDAY, 11TH JANUARY, 1951, AT 10 A.M.


PRESENT :

His Honour W. F. COUTTS, M.B.E., Administrator, President,
The Honourable P. C. LEWIS, Crown Attorney,
C. B. GIBBS, Ag. Colonial Treasurer,
W. A. HADLEY, Nominated Member,
O. D. BRISBANE, Nominated Member,
E. A. C. HUGHES, Nominated Member,
G. A. McINTOSH, Member for Kingstown,
E. DUNCAN, Member for North Windward,
S E. A. JOACHIM, Member for Leeward.
S. F. BONADIE, Member for South Windward,

-ABSENT :
The Honourable S. G. DEFREITAS, Member for the Grenadines.

1. PRAYERS.
SThe Meeting was.opened with the following prayer :-
O Lord, to whom we turn in our adversities, bless, we beseech Thee, our
deliberations this morning; and during 1951 lend, O God, Thine aid To Thine
unworthy servants, so that with renewed strength,_we may be empowered to do
that which is best for St. Vincent. Amen.

2. MINUTES.
There were no Minutes for confirmation.

S3. ANNOUNCEMENTS.
President : Honourable Members, I take this opportunity as this is our first
meeting of Council for 1951 of wishing you all a very peaceful and good New Year.
I have an apology to make in that this meeting was called at a date one week
later thap is laid down in our Standing Rules and' Orders. The reason for this
,was that'I felt that the 4th January was a little too close to the festive season, and
also I took the opportunity of going down to the Grenadines..
There are two or three points which I would like to touch on this morning.
The first is the Air Service. I think that Hon. Members will be pleased to
know that, after this lengthy period of waiting, as-from next Monday, the B.G.
Airways plane will be stationed in St. Vincent which-will mean that we will be able
to run a bi-weekly service to Trinidad and Barbados. The fact that the plane will
be stationed here will also mean that we will be able to run as many other services
as the public demand. This, you will agree, is a great improvement, and for one
thing, the new service will be a good deal cheaper than the present charter service.
As you must realism, it-costs.a lot to send the plane from B.G. each week and under
the new arrangement with B.G. Airways we will only be sending it back to B.G.
once every four weeks.






A draft contract for one year has been prepared between B.G. Airvays Ltd,-.
and this Government;'and the question of the rates per flying hour, which will
also affect.the subsidy, is being discussed.
When this contract has been agreed on the matter will of course be considered..
by you as Members of Legislative Council sitting in Finance Committee before any.
final action is taken.
I would like to mention also that.the Secretary of State has just informed me
that he has made a sum of money available under the O.D. & W. allocation for the
payment of the whole of the subsidy for the service from May to December 1950,
a total grant of 5,750.. This you will agree is a large sum of money, ard' I felt
that it was my duty- and would be your wish that I should send a telegram to the
Secretary of State thanking him for having -made- this subsidy available, and I
think you will agree, that the weekly service instead of fortnightly as previously
has helped us considerably during the latter part of 1950.
As far as the arrangements for the plane landing at Villa are concerned, the
jetty was erected for the sealand service, and as. that has fallen through, it ivill be
necessary for the Grumman Goose to be brought up on dry land,.for re-servicing,
and for takifig petrol, and also'fpr the convenience of passengers. I have
authorised the P.W.D.. to remove the jetty and construct a ramp on which the
plane will be'brought up. I don't think there will be niuch loss on this construction
Sand the cost Will be chargedt'&D. & W. Funds.
There is nothing more I can state at the moment regarding Colonel Merrylees'
visit in connection with land aerodromes, but possibly we will hear something next
month. '
The next item is School Buildings. I will take the opportunity of dilating a
little more on this when I open the new Richmond Hill School on Friday; I
however, mention for Hon. Members' information thatthe Secretary of State and
the Governor have agreed that we should spend 7,000 from the O.D. & W.
Windward Islands General Reserve on School Buildings. This will mean getting
a large part of our programme on rural school buildings completed, including
rebuilding the Bequia, Biabou, Lowmans (Windward)' and Mesopotamia Schools:
Barrouallie has already been completed.
The only other point I wish to mention is that I think you will agree with me
.that this Council should place on record the very great pleasure we have
experienced on hearing of-the award by H.M. the King of the honour of
Membership of the Order of the British Empire to Willinm 4rcus Lopey,
Headmaster of the Grammar School.

S 4. -':MTIONS.
No notices of Motions.

5. PETITIONS.
No Petitions. PETITIONS.
6. PAiERS.
SPresident-: Are there any Papers to be laid?
Hon. Crown Attorney: Your Honour, Hon. Members of Council, I have. the
honour to lay the following papers :-
Coiunil Paper No. 1/1951-Minutes of Finlanee Committee Meeting of 29th
August, 1950.
S Council Paper No. 2/1951-Memorandum on the Reviieon of the Development
Plan.








7. NOTICES OF QUESTIONS."
Hon. Member for Kingstown : Your Honour, Hon. Members, I give notice
that I propose to ask the fallowing question at a subsequent meeting of Council :
-Will Government please -instruct the Police Department to place a
constable, or constables for the regulation of traffic during the o1urs when
the schools are dismissed within the areas of the three primary public
schools in Kingstown?
--Hon. Member for Leeward : Your Honour, Hon. Members, I give notice that I
propose to ask the following questions at a subsequent meeting of Council :-
1. Will Government please state why..the Head Teacher's House at Layou is
at present unoccupied?
2. Will Government'please take early steps to improve the telephone line at
Rose Hall?

8. QUESTIONS AND REPLIES.
President: I now call upon the Honourable E. A. C. Iughes to ask the
questions standing in his name.
Hon. E. A. C. Hughes: *Your Honour, Hon. Members, I beg leave to ask the
following questions standing in my name :-
Q.. 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? If the answer is
in the negative, will Government please see that steps are taken to enforce
the law.
R. The reply is in the negative.
The necessary steps will be taken.
Q. 2. Will Government please state the amount of Income Tax now in arrears by
defaulters.
R. The amount of Income Tax in arrears by defaulters now stands at $9,077.
Q. 3. Will Government please state whether firm steps are being taken to collect
S these outstanding amounts.
- R. The reply is in the affirmative.
The kind assistance of the Crown "Attorney has recently been sought in
cases where fairly large sums were involved with satisfactory results. An
additional bailiff has been employed on a temporary basis to speed up the
collection of these arrears.
President: I now call upon the Honourable Member for Kingstown to ask
the question standing in his name.
Hon. Member for Kingstown : Your Honour, Hon.'Members, I beg leave to
ask the following question standing in my name :-
'Ques- (a) Will Government instruct the Police Department to prepare for the
tion information of this House a list of cases where persons have.been
arrested by the Police and held in custody for more than twenty-four
hours, and bail has been refused to be granted to them.
(b) the charges for which they were arrested.
(c) the time held over before they were tried before a magistrate.
(d) the results of the trial
(e) the.above information to date back from the year 1935 to the present
date.






Reply: A written reply will be circulated.
I may state that the reply is in the form of a report by the Superintendent
of Police :
Written Reply
The question posed by the Honourable Member for Kingstown is not easily
answered because the issue 'is hbt clear cut, part of the--question is a-
,judicial one and part a police matter. In order to assess the answer it is
necessary to give something of a background.
2. U-nder (a) These cases must of necessity be few, as only in rare'
cases dp prisoners remain in Police custody for more than 24 hburs. The
procedure is as follows.:-
Arrest without- warrant.' 'LUsually for petty offences), the offender is
bailed by police as soon as any necessary enquiry 'has been completed-a
matter of; at the longest, a few hours. In the rare case where bail is
-inadvisable (as for example, where a wife beater threatens further
violence if released), a warrant is obtained from a Magistrate and the man
is committed to prison i.e. out of'custody of Police.
Arrest oi warrant. '(Usually for the more serious offences). The offender
is brought as early as possible before either the Court or a Magistrate
where he has the opportunity to ask f6r bail. Police oppose bail (not
always' successfully) if they have reason to believe the ends of justice
would be defeated by bail being -granted e.g. giving a thief the opportunity
to' ci -:.: 'of stolen property or to arrange an escape. Occasionally, for
exa.:-ple over a week end, a.prisoner may notappear before a Magistrate
for two days.
With this as police method of working it is not clear if the Honourable
Member means. held in police custody'literally or held in any legal custody.
'3. Under (c). As shown in 2, a prisoner is either bailed or appears
before a Court of Justice'where he has the opportunity of asking'for bail.
When a prisoner is remanded in custody'it is for a definite period-usually_'
one week, at the expiration of which period the Magistrate expects to hear
the case. It is only rarely and on very strong representation or on an
exceptionally grave'charge that a"further remand -in custody is granted.
The time lag between arrest and trials largely a legal matter and not a
police matter, and one where the legal rights of the prisoner are
safeguarded by, the appearance before a magistrate ard by being
represented by Counsel if he so desires.
4. Under (e) The record kept at Stations were never designed to meet
a demand for 'exactly, this type of information and in some cases the full
15 year records could not be found owing to weather and vermin damage.-
The answer given below cannot therefore be guaranteed as 100 % accurate
but is as accurate as human research could make of the somewhat
inadequate records :













5. Theanswers to the questions are:-


Da With or
Name. Offence. Date without
Arrested Warrant.


James Joseph Disorder, 16. 2. 35 Without
assault & (Saturday).
damage to
property

Carlisle Selkridge Unlawful 3. 6. 50 With
Possession (Saturday).
of goods.


Date
appeared
before
Magistrate.

18. 2. 35


5. 6. 50


Date
bailed.


Date tried.


Not bailed 22. 2. 35



5 6. 50 Heard, sentence
not yet pro-
mulgated.


The following cases are also included as cases likely to be of interest to the Honourable Member asking the'
questions although prisoners were not in police custody more than 24 hours.


Jacob Bobbler

Israel Fernendez
Ezekiel
Alfred Richards
Frederick Stephen
Clifford Lougheed
Charles Ballantyne

George Mclntoah



Sonny Sutherland
Conrad Williams


Wounding
cattle

.Taking part
in riot




Treason
(inciting a
riot)

Uttering
counterfeit
money


2. 35


22. 10. 35


.23. 11. 35



13. 12. 50

(B


With

With


With

With


ai opposed
ail opposed


15. 3. L35

22. 18. 35





23.11. 35



13.12. 50

by Police.)


Not bailed

Not bailed
remanded
for one
week


Not bailed



18.12. 50


23. 3. 35

Date actually
tried and result
not ascertain-
able from police
records

*No record of
date of trial or
of result.
Released
11.'12. 35
Awaits trial at
sessions.


Result


1 month.
3 months.
3 months.


Bound over
for 3 mths.


*i








President : I now call upon the -Hon. Member for North Windward to ask the
questions standing in his name :-
Ques- Will Government please take'steps to set up as early as possible a telephone
tion 1. service in the Park Hill-South River area?
IRep-ly: There' are no funds available for this service.
Ques- Will Government please lay a statement before this house showing the
tion 2. extent to which the important subject of citizenship is taught in the
primary and secondary schools of the Colony?
'2. Citizenship is included on the curriculum of the Primary Schools of the
Colony.
In the Grammar School it is taught in the lower school, aid talks on
the subject are occasionally given in the upper school in connexiorn with
History
In the Girls High School the subject is included in the teaching of
History -
President: I now call upon the Honourable Member for South Windward to
ask the questions standing in his name.
Hon. Member for South Windward' Your Honour, Hon. Members, I beg leave
to ask the following questions standing in my name :-
Ques. Having regard to the excessive rate at which the population of the Colony is
tion 1. increasing,-and bearing inmind the virtual absence of opportunities for
emigration, will Movernment establish at the various dispensaries an
information service on birth control, thereby making available to the
poorer classes, information which can be more readily obtained by the
other classes of the inhabitants?
Reply:-The matter is receiving consideration by Government.
Ques- In view of the fact that the suburban district of Arnos Vale has grown
tion 2. immensely in population in the past years, and in view also of the great
distance bf the nearest public cemetery away from this district, will
Government please take steps to acquire a site in the area to be used as a
public cemetery for the people of Arnos Vale?
Reply: A survey was carried out by the Medical Department; and the only suitable
site is required by the owner for the purpose of Uuilding a dwelling-house
thereon. I
Ques'. Will Government please state the present position as regards the Salt
tion 3. industry in the Grenadines which for some months now Government has
been attempting to develop?
Reply: 4 written reply will be circulated.
Written Reply Circulated :
When the work on development of Prune Island swamp started in January
1950 the,.Salt Pond consisted of a natural mangrove swamp covering an
Area of seven acres. Where necessary all mangrove vegetation has been
S cleared, forming 5 acres of open swamp. These 5 acres forming the "salina"
have been divided into three ponds.
A drainage canal has been constructed on the southern section of the
salina to prevent the surplus surface rain-water from entering the salina.
An inlet canal has been constructed from the sea to the first pond of
the salina to enable sea water to enter.
A shed has been constructed for the storage of salt.
A road has been constructed from the westerly beach to the shed which
3w11 be used for the storage of coarse salt.


f







S The pond has therefore been prepared for salt manufacture bit quick
results cannot be expected.
Given favourable conditions, salt may be made next March or April but
it is unlikely that it will be of high quality. The quality will only improve
throughout the years.
Ques- Will Government please state the position of the Salt Fish industry which
tion 4. was being developed in the Grenadines?
SReply: A written reply will be circulated.
Written Reply to 4. LocakSalt Fish Industry-Canouan.
Towards the end of 1949 it was decided that a trial should be given to
the local salt curing of fish in the Southern Grenadines, not only with a -
view to cutting down imports of salt fish from hard currency sources, but
also to implement the recommendations made by Dr.. H. H. Brown, Fishery
Adviser to the C.D. & W. Organisation, and so provide an outlet for the
surplus catches of the fishermen in this remote area.
S Consequently, a suitable shed equipped with racks for the air drying of
fish was constructed by the Fisheries Division of the Department of
Agriculture on the Windward side.of the island of Canouan and opened to
business on November 10th, 1949.
A guaranteed minimum price of 1'O ( per lb for fresh fish was paid by
Government for all such fish delivered to the shed during the- period
November, 1949 to June 1950 when, due to difficulties experienced in the
disposing of the tocal product on the St. Vincent markets mainly on
account of the preference of the population-for the imported product and
also the deterioration in quality of the local product and subsequent
financial loss when stored for a lengthy period, it became necessary to
reduce the guaranteed minimum price to 9 .per lb and to institute a
system of grading with a view to putting the industry on a better footing.
During the period January to December 1950, no less than 54,327 lb. of
fresh fish were purchased and processed at Canouan. This represented a
cash disbursement of no less than $5,120.20 among the fishermen and
produced 28,581 1b. of locally cured salt fish for consumption.
Due to the reasons above mentioned, the industry, has, at present
shown a loss. In order to lend fillip to increased production of locally
cured salt fish, Government have considerably reduced imports of salt fish,
and as a result of this no difficulty has been experienced in disposing of the'
Local product during the last 4 weeks and the loss, it is hoped, will gradually
-be made good.
There is' no doubt that this small industry has already contributed to
an improvement in the standard of living of the people of Canouan, most
of whom are fishermen- by trade. It should also be noted that regular
consignments of the local product are being purchased by shopkeepers and
estate proprietors in the South Windward and North Windward districts
for r&sale to estate workers, and, due-to recent improvements effected in
the curing and grading processes there have been few if any.complaints as
to quality.
President : I now call upon the Hon. Acting Colonial Treasurer -to move the
Motion standing-in his name.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : Mr. President,c-Hon. Members, I beg leave to
move that this Council approves the Schedules of Additional Provision required to
meet expenditure in excess of the. Estimdt6 for the year 1949 for the period 1st
October to 31st December, 1949.








Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to.
President: I now ask the Hon. Member for Kingstown whether he wishes to
.'proceed with the Motion standing in his name.
on. Member for Kingstown: Your Honour, Hon. Members, in view'of the
'act that a similar Motion was moved by me at the last meeting of council,- do
-not think it is necessary for me to-move this Motion, and I ask leave to withdraw
it.
S Question put and a~teed to.
M;otron withdrawn.
President : I call iipon the Hon. Crown Attorney-to move the first reading of
Sthe Juvenile Offenders (Punishment) (Amendment) -Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move. that a Bill for an Ordinance to
amend the Juvenile Offenders (Punishment) Ordinance be introduced and read a
first time. ,
'The objects of. ths Bilt are :
(a) to amend the principal Ordinance so as to replace all references therein
to Industrial Schools by referenCes to Approved Schools.
S(b) to alter the maximum age in regard to persons who. may be dealt with
under the Ordinance from under 16 to "under 14 years "
(c) to enable information as to the child's history to be supplied, to the
S Court before a detention.order is made.
-Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the Motion.
Q Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.
President: I call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to' move the first
reading of the Summary Conviction Offences (Procedure) (Amendment) Bill, 1951.
Honourable Crown Attorney: I beg to move that a Bill for an Ordinance to
amend the Summary Conviction Offences- (Procedure) Ordinance, Cap. 13 be
introduced and read a first time.
The object of this Bill is to empower a Court before which a child is convicted
to impose the penalties prescribed, in the Juvenile Offenders Punishment
SOrdinanci, namely, detention. in. an Approved School.
-This is a sister bill to the one I have just introduced&-The Juvenile Offenders.
( Punishment) Ordinance-and it is to emprower-the Court to enforce the
Ordinance.
SHonourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second thelMotion.
Question put and agreed to. -
Bill read a first time. *
President : I call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the first
reading of the Agricultural Advances (Amendment) Bill, 1951.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg, leave to introduce and have read for a
first time a. Bill for an Ordinance to amend the AgriculturarAdvances Ordinance,
Cap. 34. The object of this Bill is to permit the use of Agricultural Advances for
-the purpose of purchasing crops to be manufactured by the debtor.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.







President : I call upon the Hor. -rowin Attorney to move the first reading
of the -Burial Grounds Bill, 1951.
Honourable Crown Attorney: I beg leave to move that a Bill for an
Ordinance-to provide -for the licensing of Burial Grounds 'and for purpose
c connected therewith-be introduced and read a first timiee.' .
:- This-Bill makes provision for the licensing of both public and private Burial
Grounds, and for regulations governing sudh burial grounds to bemadi e under the
Ordinance.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.
S-President: .I now call upon the, Hon.. Colonial Treasurer to move the.firSt
reading of the Sugar Export Cess (Ainendment) Bill, 1951.
Hondurable Colonial Treasurer : :Mr..President, Hon. Members, I beg leave to
move that a Billfor an Ordinance to .amend the Sugar Export Cess Ordinance,
1948 be introduced atnd read a first time.
The objects ofthis Bill. are-
(a) to make it clear hiat the'Treasurer is trustee of the special funds created
by the principal Ordinance;.
(b) to exempt-from income tax amounts, paid into the Fund and to provide
for the payment of income tax bout of Withdrawals from the said Fund
in certain cases. -.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the. Motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.
President : I call.upon the Hon. Colonial -Treasurer to move the first reading
of the Customs Duties (Amendment) Bill.
'Honourable Colonial Treasurer: I beg:leave to introduce and have read for a first
time a Bill for an Ordinance to amend the Customs Duties Ordinance, Cap. 184.
The object of this Bill is to-exempt-Fire ExtinguishersT'from the payment of
Import duty.
Sonourable Crown Attorney : -I beg to second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to.-
Bill read a first time.
:President: I will now direct Hon. Members' attention to .the Addendum to
S the'Order.Paper. There is a Motion there standing in the name of the Hon. Crown
-Attorney and I now call upon him to move thisMotion.
Honourable Crown Attorney: Your Honour, Hon. Members, I beg leave to
'move that this Council approves the Order cited as the Export Duties
(Cancellation) Order made.by the Governor in Council under Section 3 of the
Export Duties Ordinance ,(No. 12 of .1933) on the 9th day of January, 1951:-
The object of this Motion is that it-has-been found. that because of the
pressure around the Budget Sessionthe Export Duties Order, 1947 (S.R. & O. No.
72) was not cancelled when the consolidated Order was passed, and this_ is merely
a formality to that end.
'-Honourable Colonial Treasurer : 1 beg to second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to.
President: I call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to- move the first *
reading of the Ticket Duty (Amendmient) Bill, 1951.-








Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg leave to introduce and have read fori a
ifrst time a Bill for an Ordinance to amend the Ticket Duty (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1950.
The object of this Bill is to repeal and replace the Ticket Duty (Amendment)
Ordinance No. 18 of 1950, on account of certain errors in the latter Ordinance, and
--to remove the confusion which would be likely to arise owing to the' fact that there
were two amendments to the Principal Ordinance in 1950 both of which bore the
same short title.
This Bill is the same as the one passed in December last year.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second'the Motion.
Question put and-agreed to.
Bill read a first time.
Honourable Crown Attorney :' I beg to move that this Council be adjourned.

ON ADJOURNMENT.
Hon. Member for Kingstown: Your Honour, Hon. Members of 'Council, at
the opening of this morning's session Your Honour made some wishes to the
Council that we have a peaceful and better -ar. I L;ould'like to reciprocate
Those wishes.
I observe that His Honour has taken 6n the role o. minister in the special
..prayer he said this morning. In that prayer he asked' 'or help in our adversities.
The horizon as I see it is not clear and it does seem as though there is
something mystical about us, and something we cannot understand.
It is up to as to work very hard this year to overcome the difficulties that age
facing us. I think there is lot of blame being attached to us for the amount of
legislation enforcing taxation which has been put on this year. We have to
accept the blame, for under the condition in which we find ourselves there is no
means of putting our house in order or. balancing our budget but by taxation, and
so as people do not like taxation, the public is not responding willingly to the"
taxation, some of which is rather burdensome, and with the lack of employment,
it is an extremely difficult task for people to live. Nevertheless, if this is a
consolation to us, it is not only St. Vincent which is faced with this situation, but
the entire capitalist world. I feel as Your Honour that there is need for better
living conditions and would like to reciprocate your wishes for the New Year.
Before sitting down, I would again like to draw attention to the approach to
this Council Chamber. Some time ago I called the attention of Government to
this and viork was started but not finished. I would like Your Honour to, ask the
P.W.D. to put a little oil'on the loose gravel there, so that we may have a better
approach to the Court House.
Horr. Member for North Windward. I would like to say a few words on one
point raised by the Hon. Member who has just spoken, and it is with regard to
taKation. My reason for asking that this Council be informed of the extent to
which citizenship is taught in the-schools of the Colony is that it is evident that
the people do not know why they are 'being taxed, and I think citizenship should
be taught as a special subject and when.we get people to know the reasons for
taxation, we get them to understand 'why we are asking for the extent of taxation
which some people are blaming this Council for. These people have not been told
the reason for the extent to.which they have been taxed.
I do not regard the reply to my question to be satisfactory; we have not been
told the extent to which citizenship is taught and I certainly will have to refer to
this matter at a later period this year.





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Hon. Member for South Windward: Your Honour, Hon. Members, I would
like, sir, to add my quota of congratulations to the Headmaster of the Grammar
School, Mr.-W. M. Lopey, inasmuch, as Your Honour mentioned it before as coming
from this Council, and especially as coming from a pure Vincentian of this Council.
I'feel, Sir, that this is an award of which we aie all very proud. The only comment
I would like to make on it in order to give you' the full extent of our appreciation
isto say that in our view the award has been slightly late, and to many of our'ay
of thinking, a little too small for the real merit of the man.
The next thing I want to refer to is the question of taxation. I have to do
this with-mixed feelings to-day because for the last eight years I have been-trying
my best to hold back this ship of state from going on the rocks-because of spending
more than we can afford. I shall have a great deal to say about that in the near
future in public and I want to say it very openly here that-I regret that some of
the warnings I tried to give this Council were not taken greater heed of before we
reached the position in which we find ourselves to-day. I want to repeat this here
that but for the hard fact that we found ourselves practically on the rocks and
stranded this Colony was going to undertake other costly Social Welfare Schemes,
and I feel that a great many of the Members of this Council will have to take the
blame for a large amount of this unbearable taxation with which people are faced
to-day. To my mind a lot of members on this Council are responsible for- a
situation that could have been avoided.
Hon. E. A. C. Hughes: Your Honour, Hon. Members, I am very glad to see that
what I have been saying for some time has at last penetrated into the minds of
other members that taxation is not merely a means of getting money easily, and
that burdensome taxation carries in its wake many disadvantages which in the
long run redound to the disadvantage of the Colony because such taxation
depresses existing industries and removes the incentive for starting new industries
which might relieve unemploymentt in the Colony.
Unlike the last speaker, I am prepared to say in 'public that I take \my full
share of blame for the present state of affairs. I refuse to deny responsibility
because it would be untrue for me or anyone of us to say that he had nothing-to
-do with, or knew'qothing about the reason for the 1948 Income Tax Ordinance,
Mr. Garvey's Austerity Budget, and other taxation. That would certainly not be
my attitude. I am glad to see that the disadvantages of hetvy taxation are being
realized to-day; burdensome taxation can have no place in an expanding economy.
I had hoped to-day to-be able to give Hon. Members a short review of what
took place at the- Fourth West Indian Conference held at Curacao which I
attended as 'delegate for the Windward Islands. Unfortunately, and I say
unfortunately because there is unlikely to be such an opportunity again at a
Council Meeting lasting less than an hour as this is. But due to the fact that the
Windvard.Islands delegates had to leave Curacao on the morning on which the
Conference ended,'-and the various Reports and Resolutions of the Conference
have not yet arrived here, I have to postpone that pleasure.
Despite the fact that people feel that very little is achieved from these
conferences and that resolutions are only pigeon-holed, I feel that this Conference
has done something worthwhile, not only for the Caribbean as a whole, but for
this Colony.. I will dilate on -this at some later date but without any documents
before me I-should hate to put myself on record as giving you wrong facts, but I.
think you will be pleased with the news when you get it in detail. I can tell you,
however, that I am fully satisfied that something has been and will be done for the'
Caribbean Area and for this particular Colony.







Hon. O. D. Brisbane : Your Honour, Hon. Members of Council, we.are.unique
this morning in having such ar short session of Council. I don't believe I have
ever attended'a Meeting that has been as short so far as the business of the-
Council is concerned. Consequently 'there is an opportunity for us to say a few
extra things which we would not have been able to say if time were not at our
-disposal.
I was pleased with what the Hon. Member for Kingstown had to say with
regard to the question of the'burden 6f taxation on the inhabitants-of the Colony.
There is no doubt that the year-has not quite started yet and the effects of this.
taxation are being keenly felt. Taxation is difficult on all of us, but it is a thing in
which we must all put our backs to the wheel.
I agree with the Honourable Nominated Member that it is useless trying to
shirk responsibility : Whatever was done, we all shared in it.' It is true that in
particular 'items some. of us disagreed and tried to get our colleagues to agree with
us and in some instances not to introduce certain bills But as is the case with
a-democratic system themajbrity always carries. I, myself, have tried to get
certain taxation reduced or not passed at all, but I was not fully supported and
the majority carried.
I think there isn-ore taxation in this Colony than in some of the neighboring
Colonies. I will not be able to give you details of everything, but around the Xmas
Season we had to pay 40 to post a. Christmas Card outside the_ Colony while I
received cards from other Colonies bearing 14 stamps. That is only one little
instance of the taxation which we have to face here, but because -of the serious
financial position, it is up to us arid the other inhabitants of the Colony to bear
the burden and even with that taxation we are not on an even keel 'nd still facing
S more difficulties'and just hoping and'praying tha. some aid will be given to this
Colony. Therefore, is this New Year we must get. together and work together. It
is better for us to get-together before a Meeting of Council and discuss matters
and come to some agreement, so that when we'meet we will be able to present a,
united front. With one Menimer- thinking one thing, and' another bringing
another Motion, there is no unanimity between Members of Council. It would be
better that in important matters that we should discuss them before and so
present, a united .front when we come to Meetings of Council.
I can assure you, Sir, that your New Year wishes have been accepted by all of-
tsand we too hope that peace will come to the whole world. We are all hoping
Sand praying for peace, and the more we are holing and praying, the further away,
It seems, peace is going from us. We can only pray that some Divine Power will
bring peace and cause us to feel a littlemore at ease. We accept your good wishes
and heartily reciprocate them.
COUNCIL ADJOURNED.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
S .Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.


Confirmed 5th July, 1951
W. F. COUTTS,
Administrator.







S MINUTES OP A MES TIG OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF ST. VINCENT
HELD IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER ON THURSDAY
-1ST FEBRUARY, 1951, AT 10 A.M.

PRESENT :
His Honour the Administrator, W. F. COUTTS, M.B.E., (President),
The-Honourable P. CECIL,LEWIS, Crown Attorney,
C. B. GIBBS, Acting Colonial Treasurer,
W. A. HADLEY, Nominated Member,
.;. D. BRISBANE, Nomihated Member,
'E. A. C. HUGHES, Nominated, Member,
G. A. MCINTOSH, Member for Jingstown,
E. DUNCAN, -Member for North Windward,
E. A. JOACHIM, Member for Leeward,
S" S. F. BONADIE, Member for South Windward.
- .
ABSENT :
S. G. DEFREITAS, Member for the Grenadines,

1. PRAYERS.
The Meeting was opened with prayer.

2. --CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES.
The.minutes of the meeting of the Council held on the 15th May, 1950, were
confirmed. -

3. ANNOUNCEMENTS.
President : I do not propose to"'make any announcements to Honourable
Members this morning, but immediately after this meeting I would like to have a
talk with you about the next meeting of Finance Committee, as it will concern the
arrival of Mr. Foster the 0 & M. expert who is due here tomorrow.

4. NOTICES OF MOTIONS;
There were no Notices of Motions.

5. PETITIONS.'
There were no Petitions.

6. PAPERS.
President : Are there any Papers to be laid?
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I have
the honour to lay the following papers :-
Council Paper No. 3 of 1951-The Dangerous Drugs (Application)
(Amendment No. 2) Order.
Council Paper No. 4 of 1951-Crown Land Forest Produce (Amendment)
Rules.
Council Paper No. 5 of 1951-Colonial Treasurer's Report for the year 1949.
In Typescript-Administration Report on the Police Force for the year 1949.


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-.. NOTICES OF QUESTIONS.
There were no Notices of Questions.

8. QUESTIONS AND REPLIES.
President:- I now 'call upon the Honourable Member for Kingstown to ask
the question standing in his name.
Honourable Member for Kingstown : Your Honour, Honourable Members of
Coufncil,- I ask permission to ask-the following question standing in my name :-
Q. Will Government please instruct the Police Department to place a 'onstable
or- constables, for the regulation. of traffic durinOg the hours when the
Schools are dismissed, within the area of the three primary public schools
in Kingstown.
A. -This has been done, and other steps to ameliorate the general situation
have also been taken.
President : I now call upon the Honourable-Member for Leeward to ask the
questions standing in his name.
Ionourable Member for Leeward : Your Honour, Honourable Members, I beg
leave to ask. the foiloving.questions standing in my name.
Q. 1. Will Government please state why the Headteacher's house at Layou is at
present unoccupied?
A. The newly appointed Head Teacher did not occupy the teacher's quarters
because ceirain repairs and alterations that he wanted done could not be
carried ou-t at the time by-the Public Works Department and he made more
suii.able, arrangements for himself.
The house has not however be untenanted. It was used in, the first
instance as a surveyors' camp, and has been in continuous use since 1st
August, 1950, as a Handcraft-Centre.
It is hoped that during the present year the Public Works Department
would be -able to meet the Headteacher's requirements to enable him to
occupy the premises.
Q. 2. Will Government please take early 'steps to improve the telephone line at
Rose Hall?
A- The necessary steps have been taken.

9. MoTIONs.
President : I call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the-motiorn
",standing in his name.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Honourable Members, the Motion dealing with
the Pensions Regulations deals with certain amendments which are set out in the
S.R. & O. on today's agenda. Further amendments have however been suggested
by the Secretary of State for the Colonies, and, in the circumstances, I am asking
leave of. Council not to proceed with this motion today but.bring it up at a later
-meeting of Council when all the amendments will be included in one S. R. & 0.
Question put and agreed to, Motion not proceeded with.
President : I now call upon the Honourable Colonial Treasurer to move the
Motion standing in his name.








Honourable Colonial Treasurer : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I beg.
leave to move the following motion standing in my name :
That this Council approves the Schedules of Additional Provision required
to meet expenditure in excess of the Estimate for the year 1950 for the period
January to March, 1950."
The details of this Schedule are before Honourable Gentlemen.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the Motion
President : Any debate on this Motion?
Honourable -Member for South Windward: Except to ask one question:
whether there are any items which have not been previously considered by Finance
Committee in this schedule. I am not aware that there are .any, but would like to
make sure.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer: When these Schedules are prepared, the
accountants who compile the details ensure that the proper authorities for
expenditure on each item have been obtained, and, so far as the authority of the
Finance Committee is concei'ned, I think that Honourable Members can take it for
granted that all these items have been properly approved by Finance Committee.
Question put and agreed to.

10. BILLS
.President : I now-call upon the Honourable: Crown Attorney to move the first
reading of the Local Government Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President; Hon. Members, I beg leave t.
move the first reading of a bill for an Ordinance to provide for the establishment
of Local Authorities for Towns and Villages.
Th- object of this Bill is to include in .one Bill all necessary provisions in
regard to towns (other than Kingstown) and villages, as it was found inconvenient
to administer several Ordinances dealing with different aspects and varying
degrees of local government in towns and rural areas.
Some of the provisions of the Bill are taken from the Kingstown Board
Ordinance, Cap. 209, and the St. Lucia Local Authorities Ordinance, No. 16 of 19'46,
but several features of the Small Towns Regulation Ordinance Cap. 21, and the
Village iCouncils Ordinance, No. 21 of 1948, have been retained.
The Bill makes provision for the appointment of a Local Governnent Officer
whose duties will be to superintehd and assist the local authorities in the
performance of their duties under the Ordinance. It also provides for the
,division of the Colony into urban .nd village districts. The present small towns
will become urban districts and will be under the management of local authorities
called Town Boards. The Village Districts will be defined by order of the Governor
in Council from time to time.and when so defined Village Councils will be set up
therein as the local authorities for these areas.'
One significant change has been in the qualificatioh of electors and of members
of a local authority. Now all that is necessary is that such persons should be
British Subjects, of full age, able to read and write the English language and
should be retid'l-iit in the district in which they-vote or seek election.
There :are the usual provisions relating to elections, administration, finance
and.the collection of rates, and the examination of the accounts of local authorities
by the Goverinment Auditor, the Lecal Government Officer, and members of the
Legislative Council,.







Honorable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the Motion.
SQuestibm put and agreed-to.
Bill read a first time.
President: I call-upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the first
reading of the Teachers Pensions (Amendment) Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney: I beg leave to move that the Bill for an
Ordinance to amend the Teachers Pensions Ordinance-1944 be introduced and
read a first time.
-The objects of this Bill are-
(a) to ensure that pensionable teachers transferred to other pensionable
employment in the Colony will obtain the benefit of their service as
teachers in computing their pensions and gratuities on retirement;
(b) to enable service in other colonies of the British West Indies to be taken
into account in computing the pensionable service of a teacher in the
service of Government,
Honorable Colonial Treasure -:"I beg to second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.
President : call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to moye the first
reading of the Fishing Nets (Amendment) Bill.
Honqfirable Crown Attorney: I beg leave to move that the Bill for an
Ordinance to amend the Fishing Nets Ordinance Cap. 171 be introduced and read,
a first time. ;;,
The objects of this Bill are to'- :,
'(a) confer on Fishery Officers and on the Wardens of towns or Villages the
power to inspect and measure seines;
(b) provide that the whole of the proceeds of all seines forfeited and sold
for breaches of the Ordinance shall be paid into the Treasury.
Heretofore the power to inspect and measure seines was not conferred on.
Fishery Officers but only on Wardens of Town Boards, Police Officers, and
constables and Peace Officers. It was, however, found necessary to include
Fishery Officers among those empowered to inspect seines. Moreover the proceeds
of the fishing nets when seized and sold for breaches of the, Ordinance were
divided up; half being given to the Peac -Officer or constable who made the
seizure and the other half paid-into the Treasury. 'No- it is proposed that the
whole bf such proceeds should be paid into Government revenue.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to. -
Bill read a first time.
President : I call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the first
reading of the Public Library (Amendment) Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg leave to *move that a Bill for an
Ordinance to amend the Public Library Ordinance, 1950, be introduced and read a
first time.
The object of this Bill is to authorisee the Secretary to keep a record of the
proceedings of meetings of the Library Committee, and to extend the period of
service of members of the Commnittee from one year to two years.







Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to,.
Bill read a first time.
President : I now call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the first
reading of the Agriculture Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg leave to move that a Bill for an Ordinance
Sto ensure that owners and-occupiers of agricultural land fulfil their responsibilities
to the community' by managing their land in such a manner as to prevent erosion
and ruination of the soil be read a first time.
The object of this Bill is really set out in its long title. The Bill provides
machinery whereby owners of agricultural land are compelled to fulfil their
responsibilities in the manageftient of their land to the satisfaction of the
Superintendent of Agriculture. If the Superintendent of Agriculture is not
satisfied, he will ask the Governor in Council to make aSupervision Order to place
the land under, supervision of the Agricultural Department. Before such
Supervision Order is made, however- the Governor in Council must refer the
matter to an Area Committee, and the Area: Committee will hear both the
Superintendent of Agriculture and the person against whose land the order is
being applied for, and having heard them, make such Order as is considered
justified in the circumstances. That Order will then be referred to the Governor
in Council. A Supervision Order is subject to review and may be revoked if the
Governor in Council is satisfied that the circumstances warrant such a step.
When such Supervision Order is made/ the Superintendent of Agriculture will
give directions as to how the land in question is to be utilised, the governor
principle being that the land is to be used in such a way as to prevent soil erosion
and ruinatiofn of the land.
President : IPoneurable Members will agree that this Ordinance will prove a
very great boon to this agricultural community, and they will, I am sure, look
with a sympathetic eye on the Ordinance.
SHonourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the Motion-
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first-time.
President: I call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the first
leading of the Public Property Insurance-(Amendment) _Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg leave to move that the Bill for an
Ordinance to amend the Public Property Insurance Ordinance, Cap. 195 be
introduced and read a first time.
The object of this Bill is to define the term decay a full definition of which
is set out in clause 2 of the Bill.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : Lbeg to second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to.,
Bill read a first time.
President : I call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the first
reading of the Medical Officers (Amepdment) Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg leave to move that a Bill for an Ordinance
to amend the Medical Officers Ordinance, Cap. 114 be read a first time.
The object of this Bill is to empower the Governor-in-Council to make rules
for the collection of fees for tests or examinations conducted at the Colonial
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The Bill also provides that-
S (a) if tests are made in the interest of public health or for labourers and
others entitled to free medical aid and ii certain other cases, they will be free of
charge on recommendation of a MIedical Practitioner.
(b) a reduction may be made in fees chargeable, on the recommendation of a
SMedical Practitioner. The Seniod Medical Officer may charge for tests not
specifically mentioned in the rules, if performed at an individual's request.
Honourable Colonial Treasiurer : I beg to second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to./
Bill read a first time.
President: I call upon the Honourable Crown.Attorney to move the first
reading of the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill.-
Honourable Crown Attorney: I beg leave to move that the Bill foran
Ordinance to amend the Land Acquisition Ordinance, 1946 be read a first time.
The object of this Bill is to alter the basis of computing compensation for
land compulsorily acquired under the Land Acquisition Ordinance. Honourable
Members will remember that hitherto compensation for land under the 1946
Ordinance was based on the value which such land might be expected to realise if
sold in the open market by a willing seller on the 31st day of March 1939 plus 'a
percentage of such value as fixed by Executive Council and approved by Legislative
Council: It was found, however, that this method of fixing compensation was
both difficult and impracticable. Two Committees have been appointed recently
to advise Government in such matters, and in-both cases have proved abortive.,
S It was. felt that the basis of compensation should be changed, and the
S Governor-in-Council has agreed to base compensation on section 19 (a) of the.
S Grenada Land Acquisition Ordinance, No. 3 of 1945.
The object -of this Bill is to bring the rules for assessment of compensation.
into line with those of the Colony of Grenada.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second' the Motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.
President: 'I call upon the Hofiourable Crown Attorney 'to move the first
r7 reading of the Agricultural and Livestock (Annual Census) Bill.
H.C.A. : I beg leave to move the first reading of the Agricultural and
Livestock (Annuar Census) Bill
The object of the Bill, as set out in thelong title, is to make provision whereby
S. an annual census of agricultural, products and livestock in the Colony'may be
S taken, and also to .enable the Agricultural Department to keep its statistics
up-to-date.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the Motion.
question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.

S- SECOND READING.
S President: I now call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the
second reading of. the Juvenile Offenders (Punishment) '(Amendment) Bill.
-Honourable Crown Attorney:- I beg leave to move that the Bill for an
Ordinance shortly entitled the Juvenile Offenders (Punishment) (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1951, be read a second time.







Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the Motion.
Bill read a second time.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg leave to move that this Council resolve
'itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider this Bill clause by clause.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the Mdtion.'
Question put and agreed to.
In Committee.
Clause 2---Section 2 of principal Ordinance amended.
Honourable S. F. Bonadie : May I just be reminded of the'main objects and
reasons for-this Bill. Why the change from Industrial" to Approved School?,
President-: The point is that there was the original Ordinance providing for
Industrial-Schools which were rather more like technical senior schools. but it has
been decided now that as we are not going to go ahead with the central farm
project, the institution. would more _properly be called an "Approved School".
This is in keeping with th. existing idea of such schools in the United Kingdom,
and is not so much an industrial or technical school as a corrective school.
Honourahie Crown Attorney : I should point out that the original Ordinance
has never been used at any time.
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 3-Section 3 of principal Ordinance amended.
Hon. Crown Attorney: -Instead of sentencing a juvenile offender to six
months imprisonment thereby making a criminal of him, this Bill provides that
in dealing with persons under the age of 14 the Court may make an order for such
persons to be detained in an approved school for a period of net less than three
and.not more than five years
Honourable-Member for Kingstown : We have been looking for this for years.
Honourable Member for South Windward: I observe that you have reduced
the age from 16 to 14.
President: We felt that it was unwise to mix the juveniles under 14 with
those over 14. At the time the original Ordinance was passed the idea was to
establish two separate schools, one for 14 and over and one for under 14. We are
now considering sending offenders over the age of 14 to Trinidad. The detention
period should cease at 14, after which other arrangements will have to be made if
Sit is assumed that the persons will have to remain under detention for a longer
period., "
Honourable Member for Kingstown : The alternative is to send them to
Trinidad.
President: So far. it has been accepted that it is not advisable to send
persons from St. Vincent to Trinidad.
Honourable Member for Kingstovn : I am not against sending them to
Trinidad. The more Vincentiansa go abroad the better for them. I would like
some attention kept on those ove 14 years as that is great need.
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 4-Addition of New Section-" Information for assistance of Court ".
President: It is. essential that a full record of the child's history should be
S before the Court, as it is not possible for a proper sentence to be passed without
knowing the background of each child.
Question put and agreed to;







Clause 1-Short title.
Question put and agreed to. N
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg leave to move that the Committee rise,
Council resume, and the President report back to the Council.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer; I beg to second the motion.

Council Resumes.
President: I have the honour to report that the juvenilee Offenders
(Punishment) (Amendment) Bill has passed through the Committee stage
without amendment.
Honourable Crown Attorney: I beg to move that the President's report be
adopted.
HonQurable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.-
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that the Bill be read a third
time by title and passed.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer :' beg to second the motion.
Bill-read a third time by title and passed.
President: I now call upon- the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the
second reading of the Summary Conviction Offences (Procedure) (Amendment)
Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney: I leg leave to move that the Summary Conviction
-Offences (Procedure) (Amendment) Bill be read a second time.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg leave to move that this Council resolve
itself into a Committee of the whole Council tQ consider the Bill clause by clause.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

In Committee.
Clause 2--New Section added to principal Ordinance.
Honourable Crown Attorney : This Bill is coimplamentai'y to ,the one you
have juLt passed. The proposed amendment to the Sumnmary Conviction Offences
(Procedure) Ordinance, makes, it clear that any juvenile who comes before a
Court does net necessarily have to be convicted and sentenced to prison, but can
be detained in an approved school.
As I mentioned to His Honour the Administrator when I drafted these two
Bills, they are only tefitative Bills to be used as. a temporary measure in connection
with the Fair Hall Homes, and I recommend that a satisfactory Children's
Ordinance be passed as soon as possible.
President: Miss Spelman, late Social Welfare Adviser, Windward Islands,
produced a Children's Bill but it was such an enormity that I discussed it with the
then Acting Crown Attorney, and we agreed to amend the existing legislation to
provide for approved Schools. I still, however, agree with the Crown Attorney








that the consolidation of our own legislation is necessary, but to pass the Spelmah
Bill as it stands now would be a.waste of time, as it is too long and complicated
for our needs.
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 1-Short title.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Crown Attorney: I beg leave to move that the Committee rise,
Council resume, and the President report back to the Council.
onourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.

Council Resumes.
President: Honourable Members I have to report -that the Summary
Conviction Offences (Procedure) (Amendment) Bill has passed through the
Committee stage without amendment.
Honourable Crown Attorney: I beg to move that the President's report be
adopted.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I -bg to' second the motion.
Question put and agreed to,
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that the Bill be read a thfid
time by'title and passed.
Honourable Colonial- Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Bill read a third t me by title and passed.
President : I now call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the
-second reading of the Agricultural Advances (Amendment) Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney: I beg leave to mpve that -the Bill for an
Ordinance to amend -the Agricultural Advances Ordinance Cap. 34 be read a
second time.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to. .
Bill read a second time.
Honourable-Crown Attoiney : I beg to move that this Council resolve itself
into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill clause by clause.
.Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.

IIn Committee.
Clause 2-Section 3 of principal Ordinanse amended.
Honourable Crown Attorney: The Manager-of Barclays-Bank pointed out
that advances made to owners of agricultural land as crop liens are sometimes
used for buying crops., vhich are then manafacturett in theip own -factories,
- although.there is no provision in the Ordinance for this.
S Honorable Member 'for South 'Tindward : I should like some further
explanation.
Honourable E. A. C'. Hughes : Estates-and other land owners utilise money
borrowed from Barclays Bank-for purchasing crops and then manufacturing those
crops. There was somfie.doubt as to whether the manufactured product of crops so
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grown by the borrower himself only. Under the amended Ordinance, security
stands for all/ crops whether grown by the owner of the estate or purchased by the
owner of the Estate for manufacturing.
President: With this.explanation, may clause 2 sand part of the Bill?
Aye. -
Clause 1-Short title.
Question put and agreed to..
Honorable Crown Attorney: I beg to move that the Committee. rise, Council
resume, .and the President report back to the Council.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.

Council Resumes.
President: I have the honour to report that the Agricultural Advances-
(Amendment) Bill has._passed through Committee without-amendment.
Honourable Crown Attorney: I beg to move that the President's report be'
.adopted.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer: -I beg to second the motion.
SQuestion put and agreed to.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg- to move that the Bill be read a third
time by-title and passed.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second-the motion.
Bill read a third time by title and passed.
President : I now call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the
second reading of.the Burial Grounds Bill. -
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg leave to' move the second reading of a
Bill for an Ordinance to provide for the Licensing of Burial Grounds and for
purposes connected therewith.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer. : I beg to secorid the motion.
Question put. and agreed to.
Honourable-Crown Attorney: L beg to move that, this Council resolve itself-_
into a Committee of the whole Council to-consider the Bill clause by clause..
Honourable Colonial,Treasurer :; I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

In Committee.
' Hondurable Crown Attorney ; I think I dught to explain- that this Bill has
S really arisen out of the fact that since 1949 the Small. Town Boards and Village
Councils have taken over the care and management of Burial Groun'ds. This Bill
is, therefore, to repeal the Public Cemeteries Ordinance and to.place the legislation
relating to p lic.aid private burialgrourids on a more miodern, footing.
S .Clause 2--Bur7ing in unlicensed.gound. ,' -
Honourable 'Member for North Wiiidward I move-that the sum of $96 dollars
be-amended to $95 or $90. -
No other Members were in, favour of the amendment which was lost.
Question that Clause 2 stand part .of the Bill put and :agreed to.
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Clause 3-Public burial grounds. .
Honourable Crown Attorney :,--This. should be amended to- read "Public and
private burial grounds".
President: With that amendment in the marginal note, may- clause 3 stand
part of theBill. -
Aye
Clause 4-Regulations
Honourable- Crown Attorney: This does not mean that the Governor will
control private burial grounds,"except in so far as sanitation and.health-purposes
are concerned. -I make this explanation because the Archdeacon of St. Vincent
was enquiring what the position would be in regard to burial grounds attached to
- Churches. These of course will be regarded as private burial grounds.
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 5---Burial grounds to be under charge of Wardens.
Honourable E. A. C'. Hughes : I suggest that the marginal note be amend-ed to
read "charge and control of B'urial Grounds."
President: With that amendment may clause 5 staifd part of the Bill.
Aye.
S Clause 6-Notice of licence.
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 7-Governor-in-Council may order discontinuance of burials.
Honourable E. A. C. Hughes: Here again I suggest that the marginal note
be amended by altering the words discontinuancee of burials." to. discontinuance
of use of burial grounds ".
President : With that amendment may Clause 7 stand part of-the Bill.
Aye.
Clause 8-Recovery of penalties. '
Question put an'd agreed to.
Clause 9-Repeal of Cap. 128.
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 1-Short title.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that the'Committee rise,.Council
Resume and the President.report back to the Council.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.

Council Resuines.
President : I have to report that the Burial Grounds Bill has passed through
S- the Committee stage with amendments to the marginal notes in Clauses 3, 5, and 7.
Honourable Crown Attorney: I beg to nove-that the President's report be
S adopted,
S Honourable Colonial Tredsurer : I beg to second the motion.
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HonourabYe Crown Attofney : I beg to move that the Bill be read a third
time by title and passed.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
SBill read a third time and passed.
President: I now call upon the Honourable Colonial Treasurer to move .the
second reading of the Sugar Expoyt Cess Bill. -
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I beg
leave to move that a Bill for an Ordinance to amend the Sugar Ekport Cess
Ordinance; 1948 be read a second'time.
Honourable Crown Attorniy : I beg to second the motion.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move that the Council resolve
-itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill clause by clause.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.

In Committee.
Clause 2-Section .5 of principal Ordinance amended.
Question put and agreed to .
Clause 3-Addition of new section to principal Ordinance-'" Liability to Income
.Tax of payments into and out of the special funds."
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : To refresh the memories of Hon. Members,
I should mention that the special funds referred, to are the Sugar Industry
Rehabilitation Fund, the Sugar Industry Labour Weltfare Fund and the Sugar
Industry Price Stabilization Fund.
Question put and agreed to.
Glause 1-Short title- *
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move that the Committee rise,
Council resume and the President report back to the Council.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
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SCouncil Resumes.
President: I have to report that the Sugar Export Cess Bill has passed
through the Committee stage without amendment.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to'm'ove that the President's report be
adopted.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the'motion.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move that the Bill be-'ead a third
time by title and passed.
Honourable. Crown Attorney : ,I beg to second the motion.
Bill read a.third time, and passed.
President : I call upon the Honourable Colopial Treasurer to move the second
reading of the. Customs Duties (Amendment) Bill.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : Mr. President,-Hon. Members, I.beg leave to
.-move that a Bill for an Ordinance to amenfd the Customs Duties Ordinance, Oap.
184, be read a second time,







Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable- Colonial_ Treasurer: I: beg to move that this Council resolve
itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill clause by clause.
Honourable Crown Attorhey: I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

In Committee.'
President : For the information/"of Members who are not Members of
Executive Council, the original Customs Duties Schedule included fir6 engines and
parts for exemption, from import duity but not fire extinguishers. One of the
* business firms suggested that it would be invidious to allow free importation of
-Fire Engines and not Fire Extinguishers, and this Bill has been introduced to
correct that.
Clause 2-Second Schedule of principal Ordinance amended, No. 43 of 1935.
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 1 Short title.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer: I -beg to move that the Committee rise,
Council resume and the President report back to the Council.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.

Council Resumes.
President : I beg to report that the Customs Duties (Amendment) Bill has
passed through the Committee stage without amendment.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move that the President's report be
adopted.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move that the Bill be'read a third
time by title and passed.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a third time and passed.
President: I-call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the second
reading of the Ticket Duty (Amendment) -Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg -leave to move that a Bill for an Ordinance
to amend the Ticket Duty (Amendment) Ordinance, 1950 be read a second time.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Honourable brown Attorney I beg to move that this Council resolve itself
into a Committee bf the whole Council to consider the Bill clause by clause.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.

In Committee.
S Honourable MVember for South Windward: I would like to make one or two
observations on this Bill. I am making these observations because I am genuinely
interested'in the welfare of the Colony, and feel that this Ticket Duty is really the
concern'of a large number of people in the Colony. I have spoken to many
influential persons-keepers of hotels and others, and they inform me that in







nearly every instance visitors to the Colony who have to pay this duty cry out
against it. This Council would be well advised to- give, consideration to the
question, and find out whether we are not being penny wise and pound foolish ".
I feel it is affecting the good name of this Colony, as a holiday resort by adverse
reports- from visitors to the Colony, and I ask Government to reconsider this .
Ticket Duty and have it. abolished. To my view, we -are being more adversely
affected by it than benefitted.
Sometimes people use these little things as an opportunity -fr criticising us.
They say that St. Vincent is the only place in which such taxes are imposed-; arid
whether it is $1 or $2-whatever the alliount is, strangers coming into the Colony,_
get the impression that as we can't make sufficient revenue-internally to balance:
our budget we are trying to fleece the. people from outside to bring in revenue.
Honourable O' f.- Brisbane : Your Honour, I am very pleased to hear the'
S.Honourable Member, for South Windward-make those remarks. Some of ybu
know that I have tried my best in getting Government to see with me in
rearranging the charges under this Ordinance, but instead of getting away'from it
we seemto be-getting-more into it. At one time the 6nly visitors taxed were those
who lhad sLay; ed in the Colony for over 3 months, but that little bit of freedom has
been take n away and now everybody coming into St. Vincent must.-pay Ticket
Duty._
I am not ashamed to say that I have been trying to speak against this Bill
since it came into operation, and I have never had any support, until now when I
hear the Honourable Member for South Windward asking that the Bill be given
S consideration as to whether it should not be withdrawn from the Statute Book. I
am convinced that it is doing this Colony more harm than good.
At some future date we should have a debate on the Bill, but I am making now
some observations which I hope will not fall on deaf ears.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : Although the Honourable Member for South
,Windward is probably quite right when he says that' the amount of revenue
collected from Ticket Duty is negligible, I still join issue with him when he says
that St. Vincent is the only place where such an impost is levied. There, are
probably other Members around this'table who know that there is a similar tax
levied on visitors in other places including other territories of this same Caribbean
area:.
I personally have no strong objection to' visitors to the Colony of a certain
duration being exempt from ticket duty, but it is my duty to correct the
misstatement just made that this Colony is the only place which imposes this tax.
Honourable O. D. Brisbane : We are objecting to this particular bill,
but it is a matter of, particularly, visitors to the Colony who should be-fully
exempted.
Honourable Member for Kingstownr: I take it that what is before us is an
amendment to the Ticket Duty Bill, an'd this amendment is giving concessions to
certain.persons.
-President-: I think I should explain to Honourable Members that in actual
fact we have passed into law a Ticket Duty (Amendment)- Ordinance of 1950, but%
that particular amendment had certain errors in it, like numbering of Clauses etc.
which the Honourable Crown Attorney wished t6ocorrect.
As-the Ordinance stands, by law all those, people who come into the Colony
have to pay Ticket Duty. Therefore this is really an amending Bill to put the,
original amending bill-in its proper state._







Honourable, Member for Kingstown: The question of the repeal 'of- the
Ticket Duty Ordinance is not before us. If an opportunity rises that it should be
abolished then it should be put forward by motion.
I would like to know what other places impose a Ticket Duty. I happen .to
know Jamaica and Dominica. -I think it might be necessary to 'repeal the
Ordinance some time but what is before us hereis essential and we should deal
with-it-
Honourable Crown Attorney : In the Bill passed in December, 1950 under
section 2 (b) the subsection was numbered (5) instead of (4). There was also a
previous amendment-during the year and the Bill was not called (Amendment No.
2) 1950. 'The intention, therefore, in the bill before you now is to distinguish this
bill from the 1950. Amendment Ordinance and so avoid any confusion that might
arise.
Clause 2-Section 4 of principal Ordinance amended. ..
Question put and agreed to.
Clause-3.
S Honourable Crown Attorney : I would like to insert-a new Clause 3 which
;should read: '
Marginal note : "Repeal"-
"'The TicketDuty (Aendmdment) Ordinance No. 18 of 1950 is hereby .repealed-'
without prejudice to anything done or suffered thereunder."
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 3-Commen.ement.
SHonourable. Crown Attorney : The "commencement clause" should now, be
numbered "4."
Question putand agreed-to.
Clause.l -Short title.
Question put and agreed to.
Ldng Title: An Ordinance to, arend the Ticket Duty (Amendment) Ordinance
S1950.
H onourable Crown" Attorney : Delete (Amendment) and change "1950"
to "1947 ". -
Question, put and> agreed tbo.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer: I beg to move that the Committee rise,
Council resume and' the Preident report back to the Council.
Honourable Crown Attorney I beg to second the motion.
* Bi President': I have the honour to report that the Ticket Duty (Amendment)
Bill 1951 has passed through the Committee stage with the following amendments:-
(1) Introduction of a new Clause 3,entitled Repeal V.
(2) Renumbering Clause 3 to 4.
(3) The Long Title to read : "Bill for an Ordinance to amend the Ticket
SDuty Ordinance, 1947.;.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to mboe that the President's report be
adopted -
S Honurabl Crowi Attorney bI ~eg to second the Motion.







Hionurable Colonial Treasurer : I beg tq move that the Ticket. Duty
S(Amendment) Bill be read-a third time by-title and passed.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a third time and passed..
Honourable-Crown Attorney-: Ibgeg to move that this Council adjourn sine
die.
Honourable, Member for Kingstown : Your Honour, Honourable Members of
Council looking-at-the time at which.this Council is'being adjourned, we should
compliment ourselves on being able to expedite the business of this Council of late
better than in the past::
This Council has reason to be proud that we have. been able to do quite a lot
for St. Vincent. In fact I can't point to any other Council for St. Vincent whioh
was able to achieve as much despite, all dissatisfaction around.
We have passed-today two Bills of which we should be -very proud. The
Juvenile Offenders (Punishment) (Amnendment) Ordinance, which was long
overdue, is one, and we have much to- be proud about. We have at least achieved
the passing of legislation under which we will be able to take the would-be
criminals of St. Vincent and convert them into good citizens. I would now like to-
see those-persons over the age of 16. have some attention paid to them. If it is not
possible to start -a school for them here, the idea of sending them to. Trinidad
should be pursued. I do not agree with the opinion that sending them there would
be harmful. If the school in Trinidad is of any value they will benefit from it and
come back tq St. Vincent and give the Colony the benefit of their experience
gained there.
This is-a very serious matter because the incidence of crime is on the increase
in St. Vincent, and very serious attention should be paid to it, and it is
Government's duty to pay this attention.
The other Bill, that is the Agricultural Bill, for which I have been looking for
a long time, is also something to be very proud of. YesyI was extremely happy to
see it.
Honourable'E. A. C. Hughes : I would like to remind the Honourable Member
that the Bill has only ha'd its first reading, and is not therefore passed into law;
Honourable Member for Kingstown : (continuing) I realise it isn't passed yet,
but hope we will pass it very soon.
With regard to the appointment of Area Committees, it will be very difficult to
appoint a Committee who Will give proper judgment and control over the.land,but
I am-very glad to see that the Governor-in-Council will make the final decision;
but instead of the Governor-in-Council, I think it would be better still if the
Legislative Council made. the appointments.
I saw-an article.-in the newspaper writtenby some thinking person regarding
the increase in productivity of the land and- Government's responsibility in the
matter. Ownership of land is a, farce; we are only trustees of the land and it
should be passed'on to posterity improved and not destroyed. We have to let our
peoplek:hnow that they must improve the land- There is so much land neglected
in the island and the young people do not take an interest in the land.
There are young -people -whose parents own land which -is going to ruin, and
they pay no attention to the idea of developing and improvifig the conditions of
that land in order to produce more.r: I am-of-the- opinion-that our land is capable







of producing four or five times more than it is at present, and instead of people
haliging around waiting for Government to find them jobs, if they would take the
responsibility to develop the land I think St. Vincent would be better off.
I think it is essential that we should try to obtain work abroad for Vincentians,
and it is hoped that there will be some opportunity of people getting employment
in the United States of America and perhaps 'in Canada.. I should welcome that
for more than one' reason : we will get rid of a lot of idlers, and those who .go
abroad will come back to the Colony with better experience.
I think this Council has much to be proud' of. I think- St., Vincent t1as done'
quite a lot, and we'hope to be able to do more. We see that the Council is willing,
aridwith'the willingness of this Council I think we can do very much more if there
w.as greater co-operation. .The difficulty is to get people to cooperated instead of
each one playing his own little card and trading on the so-called ignorant poor.
The moment we get over thai and work for the benefit of St. Vincent, the better
'for us all.
This Council has achieved a good deal and with that. greater co-operationT will
be able to do more.
Council adjourned sine die.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk, Legislative Council.



Confirmed 5th July, f951

W. F. COUTTS,
S. Administrator.





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