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SAINT VINCIENT


GOVERNMENT GAZE'TTi


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VOL. 84.] SAINT VINICNT, TUESDAY, 28 AUGUST, 1951. [No. 44.


By His Excellency Sir ROBERT DUNCAN HARRIS ARUNDELL,
Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint
Michel and Saint George, Officer of the Most Excellent Order of
[L.S.] the British Emp-ie, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the
Windward Islands, &c., &c., &c.
W. MACMILLAN,
Governor's Deputy.
A PROCLAMATION.
WHEREAS by section 2 of the Saint Vincent (Legislative Council) Order in
Council, 1951, it is provided that the said Order shall come into operation on a
day to be appointed by the Governor by Proclamation :
I DO THEREFORE proclaim and notify that the said Order shall commence
and come into operation on the thirty-first day of August One thousand nine
hundred and fifty-one.
GIVEN under my hand at Government house in the Colony of Grenada
this 21st day of August One thousand nine hundred and fifty-one
and in the Fifteenth Year of the reign of His Majesty KING
GEORGE THE SIXTH.
By His Excellency's Command,
W. F. COUTTS,
Administrator.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.

No. 404.
The following statement which was made by the Secretary of State for the
Colonies in the House of Commons on the 1st August, 1951, regarding the
Welfare of Colonial Students in the United Kirgdom, is published for general
information :-
I am concerned and anxious to make the best provision I can for students
from the Colonies who are staying in this country. There are now about 5,000
students from the Colonies in the United Kingdom, about half of whom are in
London. Unfortunately the problem of accommodation for students is more














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 28 AUGUST, 1951.-(No. 44).


difficult in London than anywhere else in the Country but many students want
to come to London for special reasons such as studying Law.
The House will realise that in existing circumstances the provision of hotel
accommodation for all Colonial Students is not practicable even if it were de-
sirable. Apart from any question of cost there is the difficulty of building or of
finding any conveniently placed buildings suitable for adaption in the inner
London area.
It has, therefore, been my policy to reserve the available hostel accommo-
dation mainly for newly arriving students who are in pa ticular need of such
accommodation while they are getting used to English conditions and also dur-
ing vacation for students who are visiting London.
Of the 168 students who had been accepted for residence at Bans Crescent
for the 1950 Academic year, 112 were asked to leave to make room for new stud-
ents. I may say that more than a thousand new students will be coming here
during the next few months.
All the students who were asked to leave were offered alternative accommo-
dation by the British Council and the majority accepted this offer. A little
over 49 however refused offers of alternative accommodation and have been
staying on in Hans Crescent without the Council's permission. Included among
these latter are four Colonial Scholars to whom the Director of Colonial Schol-
ars wrote saying that if they continued to occupy accommodation to which they
were not entitled their position as scholarship holders would have to be review-
ed. I have not however caused any deductions to be made from the allowances
paid to them, at the same time I must repeat that these students are retaining
accommodation to which they are not entitled and which is required forothers
who need it more. I have arranged that the Parliamentary Secretary shall
meet the students in Hans Crescent this evening to discuss their position with
them and I hope that it will be possible to arrive at some amicable settlement.
As regards the general position I think that with the continuing growth of
the student population more hostel accommodation is needed, and to help meet
the influx of new students this summer I have already arranged with the Bri-
tish Council for Moray Lodge, Campden Hill, to be opened as a temporary
hostel. It will accommodate 60 students at one time. I am also discussing
with the Council the permanent provision of extra hostel accominodation. and I
hope that it will be found possible to add as much as 200 beds to the present
capacity.
I must, however, repeat that there is no question of His Majesty's Govern-
ment provildigy hostel accommodation for all Colonial student is. Most students
must continnp to rely upon lodgiies and it is not true that suitable lodgings
are impossible for them to obtain. 'Th'e Pritish Conncil h ive done a great deal
in heli;ng sRthrln s to fin, i pllilnbll. ]o ji. 'n< ln now ]hniv onn their hooks many
hundred andlresses of good liodin-s where Colonial students a;re welcome. This
service is at tihe disposal of any Colonial student. In addition the Conncil get
valuable help from voluntary societies in providing acconnmmodion for Colo-
nial students.
25th August, 1951.
(E. 17/1947).


No. 405.
APPOINTMENT OF SPANISH CONSUL-
GENERAL IN LONDON WITH JURIS-
DICTION IN BRITISH COLONIAL
TERRITORIES.

It is notified for general information
that the Spanish Government has alp-
pointed Sefior DON CARLOS AIRCOS Y
CUADRA as Consul-General of Spain in
London with jurisdiction including Bri-
tish Colonial territories.
The King's Exequatur empowering
Seiior ARCos to act in the above men-
tioned capacity received His Majesty's
signature on the. 21st May, 1951.
28th August, 1951.
(R. 1/1948).


No. 406.
CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT.

With reference to Government Notice
No. 50 of 30th January, 1951, Mr. M. V.
WILLIAMS has been confirmed in his ap-
pointment as a Senior Clerkin the Gene-
ral Clericll Service, and this appointment
takes effect from 29th September, 1950.
Mr. WILLIAMS is assigned for duty in
the St. Vincent Grenadines District.
28th August. 1951.
(P. F. 180).
No. 407.
ACTING APPOINTMENTS.

Mr. J. MALONEY, D.S.M., formerly
Superintendent of the Electricilv and















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 28: AkUUT, 1951.--(No .'44).


Telephone Departmniit of this Colony,
to' act as Superintendent with effect
frbm 29th August, 1951, and until fur-
ther notice.
28th August, 1951.
(P. F. 67).
No. 408.
The following Medical Staff arrange-
ments consequent upon the departure of
Dr. S. D. GUN-MUNRO on Study Leave
will take effect as from 26th August,
1951, and until further notice :-
Dr. F. C. ALEXIS, Medical Officer
District III, to act as Resident Surgeon.
Dr. H. A. MUNRO, Medical Officer
District IV, to assume responsibility of
District III, and that part of District IV
up to and including the "Cedars".
Dr. W. S. KULESZA, Medical Officer,
District V, to assume responsibility of
District IV, North of the Cedars.
28th August, 1951.
(P. F. 492).

No. 409.
Mr. E. LABORDE, Senior Clerk. to act
as Principal Clerk assigned for duty in
the Public Works Department, with effect
from 21st August, 1951.
28th August, 1951.


No. 410.
RETURN TO SUBSTANTIVE POST.

Mr. A. L. SAMUEL. Principal Clerk,
recen.tiy attalced to the I'ublic Works
Dep:n'rtent, to return to hii, substantive
]ost as Principal' Clerk (Government
Officr) and Clerk of Legislative Council,
with effect from 21st August, 1951.
28th August, 1951.
rP. F. 60).


No. 411.
SECONDMENT.

Mr. C. R. I. ROBINSON, A.B.T., Ac-
conntant, Government Cotton Ginnery,
seconded to post of Principal Clerk
(Accountant), Treasury &c. Department,
with effect from 15tb August, 1951, for
a period of nine and a halt months.
28th August, 1951.
(P. F. 179).

No. 412.
TRANSFER.

Mr. C. W. ITON, Junior Clerk, trans-
ferred from Revenue Ofice, Georgetown,


to the Treasury, Kingstown, with effect
from 16th Auguist, 1951.
28th August, 1951.
(P. F. 174).


No. 413.


LEAVE NOTICES.

STUDY LEAVE


Dr. S. D. GUN-MuNRo, Resident Sur-
geon, Colonial Hospital one year's leave
for the purpose of undergoing a post-
graduate course in Opthalmology.
Dr. GUN-MUNRO left the. Colony on
the 26th August for the Unrited King-
dom via Barbados.
28th August, 1951.
(P. F. 492).
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No. 414.
VACATION LEAVE.

Miss D. M. MUNRO, Junior Clerk
(G.P.O.) six months' vacation leave, with
effect from 23rd August, 1951.
28th August, 1951.
(P.F. 90).


No. 415.
Mr. S. B. ITON, Assistant Laboratory
Technician, Colonial Hospital, 2 months'
vacation leave, with effect from 7th
August, 1951.
28th August, 1951.
(P. F. 258).


No. 41G.
RESUMPTION.

With referlrnce to Government Notice
No. 3:7 of 15th Aiioi t. 1950, Miss M.
BIYRON. 1 ..-.. Senior Assistant Mistress.
Girls' Hliih School. retiut ned tlo Ihe Col-
onv on the 25th A, giis:;, 1951.
28th of August, 1951.
(P. 1,'. 263).


No. 417.


LEGISLATION.


The following document is publish-
(e with this issi e 'of the Gazetlt:-
S,.. & 0. No. 83 of 1951.-The Cur-
rency (Notes) (Aminenment No.
2) Regulations, 1951.
(F. 2 Allt9) ).
23th August, 1951.


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246 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 28 AUGUST, 1951.-(No. 44).


No. 418.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.

The Saint Vincent (Legislative Coun-
cil) Order in Council, 1951, is published
with this issue of the Gazette.
28th August, 1951.

No. 419.
PROHIBITED AND ILLEGAL
IMMIGRANTS.

Statement issued on the authority of the
Governor in Executive Council,
Trinidad.

Government is grateful for the co-
operation of the public in naming pro-
hibibed and illegal immigrants. Very
many cases have been brought to notice
which are likely to result in great hard-
ship to those concerned. Government
has no wish, as has been alleged, to set
West Indians against West Indians or to
break up respectable homes and fami-
lies or to hound out of the country per-
sons who for several years have been
living the lives of useful citizens of no
burden to the community.
Government is however determined
to bring an end to the influx of prohibi-
ted and illegal immigrants into the
Colony. In order to avoid such hard
cases it has laid down the following
procedure to enable persons to seek
exemption.
Those now in Trinidad who at any
time in the past have landed in the
country illegally and those who after
landing legally have over-stayed the
time allowed to them on their landing
permits are now asked to apply for ex-
emption by giving their names and ad-
dresses and particulars of themselves
and their families and their means of
living at the nearest Warden's Office
between now and the 15th November,
1951. Application forms will be avail-
able at all Wardens' Offices within the
next few days.
The Warden will check the particulars
given. In those cases where the War-
den is satisfied-
(a) that the person is a British subject ;
and
(b) if a prohibited immigrant, that he
has been in the Colony for over
two years since the expiration of
his permit; if an illegal immi-
grant, that he has been in the
Colony for over three years ; and
(c) that he has not been convicted of
any offence involving dishonesty
or any other major criminal of-
fence, and if the Warden is also
satisfied that the person is-


(i) in employment or carries on a
business or trade from which
he supports himself and his
family, if any, or
(ii) the owner or tenant of land
or property from which he
supports himself and his fami-
ly, if any, or
(iii) married to a Trinidadian and
has a child or children born
of that marriage,
the person concerned will be given per-
mission to remain permanently in the
Colony if he so wishes and no further
Government action will be taken in
respect of his being a prohibited immi-
grant or of his illegal entry. Applicants
who fail to satisfy the Warden will have
the right of appeal to His Excellency
the Governor. Government gives its
solemn pledge that decisions will be
made on the above facts only.
British subjects who have completed
application forms but who have failed
to obtain exemption will be offered free
passages, if necessary, to their homes
for themselves and their families with-
out any legal action or detention. They
will be given reasonable time to dispose
of property and arrange their affairs in
Trinidad before leaving.
Government warns all prohibited and
illegal immigrants that those who fail
to apply by the 15th November, 1951,.
or who refuse the offer mentioned in
the preceding paragraph will be given
no second chance. When found there-
after by the Police or Immigration Au-
thorities whatever their circumstances
they will be arrested and taken before
a Magistrate with a view to immediate
repatriation.
Aliens who are prohibited or illegal
immigrants no matter what their length
of residence must apply for exemption
on or before the 15th November, 1951,
but their cases will be dealt with strictly
in accordance with the provisions of
the Immigration (Restriction) Ordin-
ance, Ch. 20 No. 2.
28th August, 1951.
(R. 3/1951).

No. 375.
HURRICANE NOTICE.

It is hereby notified for general
information that in the event of a
hurricane threatening or approaching
the Island, the following warning will
be given:-
WARNING THAT A HURRICANE IS
THREATENED.
Day or Night.
Church bells in towns and villages will
ring for one period of three minutes.













SAINT VINCENT, T'UESDAiY, 28 AUGUST, 1951.-(No. 44). 247


HURKlCAN' E AtPP'OACHIfG T H E
ITL'4ND.
Day or 'Nifht.
i iurch bells'in towns and 'villages -'ill
ring for two periods of three 'tAinutes
with an interval of 10 minutes.
ANote:-ln order to avoid confusion the
time ot commencement of ringing
the bells is to be taken from the
Church nearest to the Police Station
in each town or village.
FOR SHIPPING IN KINGSTOWIV
HARBOUR.
Day.
A' white flag, with a, blatk centree *il:
.be flown from the Polike Barracks.
Ddy or Night.
A siren will be blown from the- Police
Barracks.
14th August, 1951
IW. 25/1949).
By Command,
F. A. PHILLIPS,
Acting Government Secretary.
GOVERNiMENT OFFICE,
28th August, 1951.

DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

GRAMMAR SCHOOL, ST. VINCENT.

Applications are invited for the posts
of Science Master, Mathematical Master,
:arid two Masters for General Subjects.
2. The Mathematical Master will be
required to teach MaYt6nlmatics, and the
Science Master to teach Chemistry 'and
Botahy, up to the Higher School Certi-
ficate Standard.
3. Applicants should' be'Gladdates or
holders of the Inter -Arts or Inter
'Science or Higher School Certificates.
The salaries offered are :-
'(a) For Gradnites $1440 by $96 to
$1920
(b) For Inter Arts etc. $1200 by $72 to
$1440
The commencing salaries will depend
on experience and standard of work.
4. Ability to take charge' of the Cadet
Corps will be taken into consideration.
5'. Application'should reach the Educa-
tion Ofice as soon as possible, as the
successful candidates will be expeted
to assume duty at the beginning of next
Term on 10hl SplTemnbel.
C. V. D. HADLEY,
Education Officer.
7th August, 1951.
(A. 47/1950).


VACANCIES rN LABORATORY COLO-
NIAL HOSPITAL 'ST. VINCENT.
Applications are invited for the follow-
ing positions in the Laboratory Colonial
Hospital :-"L
(a) one Technician, in the grade of
$480 x $60--960;, plus Cost of
living allowance at present$145.60
at the lowest point in the grade.
S(b) one Student Technician at salary
of $288. in the grade of $288;
'$384 x $48--$432 plus Cost, of
living allowance at present$121.60
-at the lowest pointing the grade.
At least two testimonialsshould acc6m-
pany each application Which should be
sent to the Senior Medical O'fficer nbt
later than the 31st August, 1951.
*E. D. B. CHARLES,
Senior Medical Officer.


NOTICE.
FOREIGN COMPENSATION
COMMISSION.

Attention is invited to the publication
of the Foreign Compensation (Czecho-
slovakia) (Amendment) Order in Coun-
cil, 1951, (8.1. 1951 No. 1166). This
Order adds further Slovak and Czecho-
slovak Laws and Decrees to the
Schedule to the Foreign Compensation
(Czechoslovakia) Order in Council 1950,
(S.1, 1950 No. 1191) and amends certain
of the Articles of that Order layingdown
the requirements which persons claiming
compensation are called up to satisfy.
Persons who consider that they may
claim to be entitled to receive compen,
station by reason of the Amending Order
in Council should write giving their full
name and address to the Secretary of the
Foreign Compensation Commission, 1,
Princes Gate, London, S. W. 7, England,
forthwith ani in any event not later
than the 30th Nouem)ber, 1951. An
application Form with accompanying
instructions will then bp forwarded.
Persons who have already submitted
an application and who may wish to
'amrend it by reason of the Amending
'Order in Council, are at liberty to do so
under the Foreign Compensation Com-
mission Rnles Aporov;l Instrunmnt
1950 Rnle 18 (S.1. 1910 No. 2042).
Copies of the relevant Statutory Instrn-
menis may he soon on application at
Government Office.
D. ELSON WEEKS,
Custodian of Enemy
Property.
27th August, 1951.
Sec. 18/39 (B).













248 SAINT VINCENT, TUESOAY, 28 AUGUST, 1951.-(No. 44).


CONTROL NOTICE.

RETURN OF STOCKS.

With reference to the Prices Control
Order S.R. & O. 1947, No. 25, all traders
are hereby notified that until further
notice the return of stocks usually sub-
mitted monthly to the Controller of
Supplies by 12 o'clock noon on the 2nd
day of each month must now be sub-
mitted twice monthly, namely, by 12
o'clock noon on the 2nd day and on the
17th day of each month, the return to
contain stocks of the articles in Part B
of the First Schedule held by them on
the 1st and the 15th day of each month
respectively.
This measure is being taken as an
emergency during the Hurricane Season.

Dated this 22nd day of August, 1951.

A. V. SPROTT,
Controller of Supplies.


CUSTOMS NOTICES.

The undermentioned have been seized
for a breach of Section 11 (1) of the
Import and Export (Control) Regula-
tions 1939.
Six (6) Fowls
18th August, 1951.



It is hereby notified that the follow-
ing goods have been seized for a breach
of Sec. 48 (2) Cap. 183 R.O.
2 bags Potatoes.
2-ibags Pumpkins.
J M 5 bags Peanuts.
23rd August, 1951.



The undermentioned goods have been
forfeited for a breach of Section 90 Cap.
183 and will be sold by public auction
at the Customs on ,Wednesday 12th
September, 1951 at 10.00 a,m.:-
Thirteen (13) pints Beer
} bar soap
One (1) dozen lamp burners
Two (2) lbs crackers
One (1) tin cheese
Two (2) crocus bags

V. D. ARCHER,
Collector of Customs.
CUSTOMS,
27th August, 1951.


BAIN GRAY PRIZE GRAMMAR
SCHOOL, 1951.
The Essay for the BAIN GRAY Prize-
will be written on Saturday 15th
September.
Subject:-Citizenship.


Time


Grammar School,
10th July, 1951.


9 a.m.-12 (uoor).

W. M. LOPEY,
Headmaster.


BRITISH CARIBBEAN CURRENCY BOARD.

Rates of Commission ror the Issue and
Redemption of Currency Notes
Section 7 (1) of the Currency
Ordinance 1950.

Issue :-seven-sixteenths per centum
Redemption :-one-half per centum
and in addition the cost of any tele-
grams sent by the Board or by the
Crown Agents in connection therewith.
L. SPENCE,
Executive Commissioner,
British Caribbean Currency Board.
British Caribbean Currency Office,
Treasury Chambers, Trinidad,
13th August, 1951.


SAINT VINCENT.
BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE
SMALL DEBTS ORDINANCE.
IN THE SMALL DEBT COURT,
(Kingstown) District 1.
Gi


Between
CHARLES A. BROWNE
and
MARIE RICHARDS


Plantif

Defendant


NOTICE is hereby given that on Satur-
day the 8th day of September, 1951, be-
tween the hours of 12 o'clock noon and
3 p.m. at the Police Station, Mesopo-
tamia, there will be put up for sale the
undermentioned Goods and Chattels be-
longing to the above-named Defendant,
levied by virtue of a warrant to levy on
Goods and Chattels issued in the above
suit:-


Wagon
Sitting Chairs
Dining Table
Drinking Glasses


1 Centre Table
2 Pictures
1 Goblet
1 Glass Cup


GEORGE WOODLEY, L/c 34,
Process Server,
District II.
23rd August, 1951















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 28 AUGUST, 1951.-(No. 44). 249


TREASURY NOTICE.

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 offered for Sale at 12 o'clock noon on Saturday, 22nd
September, 1951, at the Treasury for the recovery of Taxes due thereon.

V. D. ARCHER,
Colonial Treasurer.
TREASURY,
ST. VINCINNT,
23rd August, 1951.


Names.
Benn, Fred
Cain, Olga
Charles, George
Frederick, Sarah
Jack, Ishmael
Lewis, Ezekiel
Richardson. Fitzroy
Sampson, Joseph
Simon, William
Thomas, George
Walker, James
Woodley, Albert
Bullock, Harold


Situation of Property.
... Ropes Mt.
... Richland Park
... Francois
... Mesopotamia
... Francois
... Hopewell
... Mt. Pleasant
... Cane End
do.
Farm
Richland Pa'rk
Mesopotamia
Rock Castle


Description of Property.
2 acres.
1 house
1 acre
1 house spot
1 acre
I house
1 house
1 house spot
1 do,
1 acre
1 house spot
Sdo.
2 roods.


NOTICE.


UNDER THE LIQUOR LICENCE (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE 1948.

It is hereby notified for general information that a quarterly Licensing
Session will be held at the Court House, Clifton, Union Island, on Thursday,
20th September, 1951, at 10 o'clock a.m. for the purpose of hearing applications
for the granting of certificates in accordance with the Liquor Licences (Amend-
ment) Ordinance 1948.
And it is also hereby notified that applications for renewals of licences
must reach the Magistrate not less than ten days before the appointed day for
the sitting of the Licensing Session.
Notice of intention to oppose the grant of any licences stating in general
terms the grounds of the opposition must be served upon the magistrate and
upon the Licensed dealer not less than seven days before the day fixed for the
holding of the Licensing Session.
F. A. PHILLIPS,
Magistrate District 3.

MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE,
UNION ISLAND,
13th August, 1951.

PARTICULARS OF APPLICATIONS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES.


Parish. Name of Applicant. Occupation. Residence.


Grenadines ... Augustus Mit- Shopkeeper Union Is-
chell land
do. .. Sarah Hutchin- do. do.
son I


Situation of
Premises.


Ashton

do.


c -















250 SINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 28 AUGUST, 1951.-(No. 44).


SAINT VINCENT.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE
WINDWARD ISLANDS AND
LEEWARD ISLANDS
(Summary Jurisdiction)
A.D. 1951.

Suit No. 911951


Between
JAMES MASCOLL
and
BERTIE GABRIEL
LEAH GABRIEL


Plaintiff


Defendants.


NOTICE is hereby given that on Satur-
day the 1st day of September, 1951, be-
tween the hours of 12 o'clock noon and
3 p.m., there will be put up for sale at
the Court House in Kingstown the
undermentioned goods and chattels the
property of the abovenamed Defendants
BERTIE GABRIEL AND LEAH GABRIEL
levied upon by virtue of a writ of
seizure and sale issued in the above
Ssuit:-
One house, sides boarded and the roof
covered with galvanize iron and
shingles, situated at Dorsetshire
Hill, in St. George's Parish.
Dated this 28th day of July, 1951.

D. ELSON WEEKS,
Acting Re/israr supreme e Court.

REGISTRAR'S OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN,
ST. VINCENT.


SAINT VINCENT CO-OPERATIVE
ARROWROOT ASSOCIATION.

Notice is hereby given that a General
Meeting of the Saint Vincent Co-Opera-
tive Arrowroot Association will be held
at the Council Chamber, Court House,
Kingstown, at 10 a.m. on 31st Augist,
1951, for the purpose of electing fifteen
Delegates who will in turn elect six
members to serve on the Arrowroot
; "


Board for the Arrowroot Year com-
mencing 1st October next.


KINGSTOWN,


C. BABER ISAACS,
Secretary.


1st August, 1951.


AGRICULTURAL NOTICES.

It is hereby notified for general infor-
mation that a Public Auction will be
held at the Belmont Stud Centre, Lee-
ward, on 31st August, at 3 p.m.
The undermentioned animal will be
sold:
One Heifer Calf......age 3 months.
Terms of sale-Cash.
28th August, 1951.

FLOWER SEEDS.

It is hereby notified for general infor-
mation that a new shipment of the
following varieties of flower seeds has
arrived and will be on sale at the office
of the Department of Agriculture on
such days between the hours of 9 a.m.
and 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
at the following prices:-


Balsam-Lady Slipper
Begonia-Prima Donna
Calliopsis-Crimson King
Canterbury Bells Mixed
Carnation Dark Red
Pink
White
Yellow
Dianthus Double Mixed
Hollyhock-Ever
Blooming
Heliotrope Lemoine's
Giant Hybrid Mixed
Petunias Mixed Colors
Nasturtium Dwarf Double
Mixed
Phlox Mixed Colors
Zinnias Giant Dahlia
Flowered Mixed


26c.
4 4c.
18c.
26c.
44c.
44c.
44c.
44c.
26c.

26c.

44c.
44c.

26c.
26c.


per pkt.





a, a,

,, ,,
1; t


26c. ,


H. S. McCONNIE,
Acting Superintendent of
Agriculture.
7th August, 1951.


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223
SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1951, No. 83.
\AY OFP

CURRENCY (NOTES) (AMENDMENT NO. 2) RE AT .
U-

(Gazetted 28th August, 1951).


1. Short title. These Regulations may he cited as the Currency (Notes)
(Amendment No. 2) Regnlations, 1951, and shall be read as one with the Cur-
rency (Notes) Regulations, 1951, (S.R. & 0. 1951, No. 79) hereinafter referred
to as the principal Regulations.

2. Regulation 13 (1) of principal Regulations amended. Subsection (1) of
section 13 of the principal Rgulations is hereby amended by inserting the
words which shall be kept at headquarters of the Board" between the words
Issues" and "there" in the second line thereof.


Made by the Governor under section 12 of the Currency Ordinance, No. 17
of 1950, after consultation with the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Brit-
ish Caribbean Territories (Eastern Gronp) and with the approval of the Secre-
tary of State for the Colonies, this 21st day of August, 1951.

W. F. COUTTS,
Administrator.
(F. 23/1951).

I-NSSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.
[ Price 4 cents. ]
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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS.

1951, No. 1394.

WINDWARD ISLANDS.

Saint Vincent,

The Saint Vincent (Legislative Council) Order in Council, 1951.


Made t August, 1951
Coming into Operation :-
Sections 2 and 35 1st August, 1951
remainder -On a day to be appointed by the Governor by
1Proclamation in the Saint TVincent Govern-
ment Gazette
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 1st day of August, 1951

PRESENT,

The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council
Whereas by the Saint Vincent, Tobago, and Grenada Constitution Act, 1876 (a), His
Majesty in Council is empowered to create and constitute a Legislature for the
Government of the Island of Saint Vincent and its Dependencies in such form and
with such powers as His Majesty in Council may determine, and from time to time to
alter or amend such Legislature, or any of the forms or powers thereof:
And Whereas by the Saint Vincent (Legislative Council) Orders in Council, 1936
to 1947(b) (hereinafter together called the existing Orders"), provision is made for
the constitution and powers of a Legislative Council for the Island cf Saint Vincent
and its Dependencies :
And Whereas it is expedient to make other provision than in the existing Orders
is contained for the constitution and powers of the said Legislative Council :
Now, Therefore, His Majesty, by virtue and in exercise of His powi ers under the
Saint Vincent, Tobago, and Grenada Constitution Act, 1876(a), and of all other
powers enabling Him in that behalf, is pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy
Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows :

(a) 39 & 40 Vict. c. 47. : : I
(b) S.R. & 0. 1936 (No. 1372) p. 3652, S.R. & 0. 1941 (No. 2150) p. 1225, S.R. & 0. 1944
(No. 940)p. 1098, and SR. & 0. 1947 (No. 2916) p. 2676,



5/5- 55







2

PART I
Preliminary
Interpreta- 1.-(1) In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires--
tion. the Administrator" means the Administrator of Saint Vincent, and includes
any person for the time being acting as Administrator thereof;
"the appointed day" means the day appointed under Section 2 of this Order;
the Council" means the Legislative Council of Saint Vincent established by
this Order;
Deputy President" means the Member of the Council elected by the Council
to be the Deputy President thereof in accordance with the provisions of Section
20 of this Order;
dollars" means dollars in the currency of the Island;
the Gazette" means the Saint Vincent Government Gazette;
the Governor" means the Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Wind-
ward Islands and includes the officer for the time being administering the
Government of the Windward Islands, and, to the extent to which a Deputy for
the Governor is authorised to act, that Deputy;
the Island" and Saint Vincent" mean the Colony of Saint Vincent and its
Dependencies;
"meeting" means any sitting or sittings of the Couneil commencing when the
Council first meets after being summoned at any time and terminating when
the Council is adjourned sine die or at the conclusion of a session;
minister of religion" means any person in holy orders and any other person
the functions of whose principal occupation include teaching or preaching in any
congregation for religious worship;
Proclamation" means a written or printed notice under the hand of the
Governor or the Administrator, published by his order in the Gazette;
Public office" means, subject to the provisions of subsection (3) of this Sec-
tion, any office of emolument in the public service or any office of emolument
under a Municipal Corporation within Saint Vincent;
public officer" means the holder of any public office and includes any person
appointed to act in any such office;
the Public Seal" eanns the Public Seal of the Island;
the public service" means the service of the Crown in respect of the Govern-
ment of Saint Vincent;
session" means the meetings of the Council commencing when the Council
first meets after being constituted under this Order, or after its prorogation or
dissolution at any time, and terminating when the Council is next prorogued or
is dissolved without having been prorogued ;
sitting" means a period during which the Council is sitting continuously
without adjournment, and includes any period during which the Council is in
committee;
the Windward Islands" means the Colonies of Grenada, Saint Vincent,
Saint Lucia, and Dominica and the Dependencies thereof.
(2) Where in this Order reference is made to any officer by the tern designat-
ing his office, such reference shall be construed as a reference to the officer for the
time being lawfully discharging the functions of that office.








(3) Poi' the purposes of this Order a person shall not be considered to hold a
public office by reason only that he is in receipt of a pension or other like allowance
in respect of service in any such office; and if it shall be declared by any law in force-
in Saint Vincent that an office shall not be a public office for all or any of the pur-
poses of this Order, this Order shall have effect accordingly as if that law were
enacted herein.
(4) Save as in this Order otherwise provided, or required by the context, the
Interpretation Act, 1889(c), shall apply for the interpretation of this Order as it
applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament
(5) The several Islands adjacent to and usually administered by the Govern-
ment of Saint Vincent shall, for the purposes of this Order, be considered as Depen-
dencie of Saint Vincent.
(6) References in this Order to His Majesty's dominions shall have effect as if
they included references to all British protectorates and British protected states and
to all territories administered by the Government of any part of His Majesty's
dominions under the trusteeship system of the United Nations,
(7) This Order shall be construed-
(a) as if subsection (1) of Section 1 of the India (Consequential Provisions) Act,
1949(d), applied to it in the same way as that subsection applies to laws
in force on the date mentioned in that subsection; and
(b) as if subsection (2) of Section 3 of the British Nationality Act, 1948(e), (as
interpreted by subsection (1) of Section 3 of the Ireland Act, 1949(1) and
subsection (2) of Section 3 of the Ireland Act, 1949(f), applied to it as
those subsections apply to laws in force at the dates of the commencement
cf those Acts respectively.
2.-(1) This Order may be cited as the Saint Vincent (Legislative Council) Short title
Order in Council, 1951. It shall be published in the Gazette and, save as otherwise and Com-
expressly provided in this Order, shall come into operation on a day to be appointed mencement.
by the Governor by Proclamation in the Gazette.
(2) This Section shall come into operation forthwith.
3. The existing Orders and the Saint Vincent (Legislative Council-Extension Revocation,
of Duration) Order ini Council, 1949(g), are hereby revoked, but without prejudice
to anything lawfully done thereunder.
]PAr II
Legislative Council

4. There shall be a Legislative Council in and for Saint Vinicent which shall Legislative
consist of the Adminibtratcr, two ev oficio Members, three Nominated Members and Council.
eight Elected Members.
5. The ex oficio Members of the Council shall be the Crown Attorney and the
Treasurer. or officio
Treasurer. .Members.
6.-(1) The Nominated Members of the Council shall be persons qualified for
appointment in accordance with the provisions of this Order, and shall be appointed Nominated
by the Governor by Instrument under the Public Seal. Members.

(c) 52 & 53 Vict. c. 63. (d) 12, 13 & 14 Gee. G. c. 92.
(e) 11 & 12 Geo. 6. c. 56. (f) 12, 13 & 14 Geo. 6. c. 41.
(g) S.I. 1949 (No. 1444) p. 4741.








(2) The Governor shall forthwith report to His Majesty through a Secretary
of State every appointment of any person to be a Nominated Member of the Council.
Elected 7. The Elected Members of the Council shall be persons qualified for election
Members. in accordance with the provisions of this Order and elected in the manner provided
by, or in pursuance of, any law for the time being in force in Saint Vincent.
Summoning 8. The Administrator may summon any person to the Council notwithstanding
ofpersonsto that such person may not be a Member of the Conncil, when, in the opinion of the
assist the Administrator, the business before the Council renders the presence of such person
Council. desirable. Any person so summoned shall be entitled to take part in the proceedings
of the Council relating to the matter in respect of which he was summoned as if he
were a Member of the Council except that he shall not have the right to vote in
the Council,


Qualifica-
tions for
Nominated
and Elected
Member-
ship.










Disqualifica-
tions for
Nominated
and Elected
Member-
ship.


9. Subject to the provisions of Section 10 of this Order, any person who-
(a) is a British subject of the age of twenty-one years or upwards; and
(b) being a candidate for election as an Elected Member, has resided in Saint
Vincent for a period of twelve months immediately before the date of his
nomination for election, or is domiciled in Saint Vincent and is resident
therein at the date aforesaid; and
(c) being a candidate for election as an Elected Member, is able to speak and,
unless incapacitated by blindness or other physical cause, to read the
English language with a degree of proficiency sufficient to enable him to
take an active part in the proceedings of the Council;
shall be qualified to be appointed as a Nominated Member or to be elected as an
Elected Menmber of the Council, and no other person shall be qualified to be so
appointed or elected or, having bees so appointed or elected, shall sit or vote in the
Council.
10. No person shall be qualified to be appointed as a Nominated Member or
elected as an Elected Member of the Council or, having been so appointed or elected,
shall sit or vote in the Council, who at the time of appointment or election-
(a) is, by virtue of his own act, under any acknowledgment of allegiance,
obedience or adherence to a foreign Power or State ; or
(b) (i) in the case of a Nominated Member, holds any public office ; or
(ii) in the case of an Elected Member, holds, or is acting in, any such
office ; or
(c) is a minister of religion ; or
(d) is an undischarged bankrupt, having been adjudged or otherwise declared
bankrupt under any law in force in any part of His Majesty's dominions;
or
(e) (i) in the case of a N3minated Member, is a party to, or a partner in a firm,
or a director or manager of a company which is a party to, any contract
with the Government of Saint Vincent for or on account of the public
service and has not disclosed to the Administrator the nature of such
contract and his interest, or the interest of such firm or company, therein;
or
(ii) in the case of an Elected Member, is a party to, or a partner in a firm,
or a director or manager of a company, whlch is a party to, any contract
with the Government of Saint Vincent for or on account of the public
service, and has not, within on month before the day of election, published








in the English language in the Gazette and in a newspaper circulating in
the electoral district for which he is a candidate, a notice setting out the
nature of such contract, and his interest or the interest of such firm or
company, therein; or
(f) is a person adjudged to be of unsound mind or detained as a criminal lunatic
under any law in force in Saint Vincent; or
(g) has been sentenced by a Court in any part of His Majesty's dominions to
death, or to imprisonment (by whatever name called) for a term exceeding
twelve months, and has not either suffered the punishment to which he
was sentenced or such other punishment as may have been substituted
therefore by competent authority, or received a free pardon; or
(h) is disqualified for membership of the Council by any law for the time being
in force in Saint Vincent relating to offences connected with elections;
or
(i) in the case of an Elected Member, is disqualified for election by any law for
the time being in force in Saint Vincent by reason of his holding, or acting
in, any office the functions of which involve-
(i) any responsibility for, or in connection with, the conduct of any
election, or
(ii) any responsibility for the compilation or revision of any electoral
register.
11.-1 Subject to the provisions of this Order, every Nominated Member of the Tenure of a
Council should hold his seat therein during His Majesty's Pleasure, office of
(2) Every Nominated or Elected Member shall in any case cease to be a Member Nominanted
at the next dissolution of the Council after his appointment or election, or previously nMembers
thereto if his seat shall become vacant under the provisions of this Order.
(3) The seat of a Nominated or Elected Member of the Council shall become
vacant-
(a) upon his death; or
(b) if he shall, by writing under his hand addressed to .he Administrator, resign
his seat in the Council; or
(c) if he shall, without the leave of the Administrator previously obtained, be
absent from three consecutive meetings of the.Council; or
(d) if, being a Nominated Member, he .is nominated as a candidate in any
election of an Elected Memberito the Council or, being an Elected Member,
is appointed as a Nominated Member of the Council; or
(e) if he shall cease to be a British subject; or shall take any oath, or make
any declaration or acknowledgement, of allegiance, obedience or adherance
to any foreign Power or State; or shall do,, concur in.or adopt .any act done
with the intention that he shall become a subject of any foreign Power or
State; or
(f) if he shall become a party to any contract with the Government,of Saint
Vincent for or on account of the public service, or if any firm in which he
is a partner, or any company of which he is a director or manager, shall
become a party to any such contract, or if he shall become-a-partner in. a
firm,, or a director or manager of a, company, which is a party to any such
contract;








Provided that, ifrin the circumstances it shall appear to him or them to
be just to do so, the Administrator may exempt any Nominated Member
and the Council may exempt any Elected Member from vacating his seat
under the provisions of this paragraph, if such Member shall, before
becoming a party to such contract as aforesaid, or before, or as soon as
practicable after, becoming otherwise interested in such contract (whether
as partner in a firm or director or manager of a company) disclose to the
Administrator or to the Council, as the case may be, the nature of such
contract and his interest or the interest of any such firm or company
therein ; or
(g) if lie shall be adjudged or otherwise declared bankrupt under any law in
force in any part of His Majesty's dominions; or
(h) if he shall be sentenced by a Court in any part of His Majesty's dominions
to death or imprisonment (by whatever name called) for a term exceeding
twelve months; or
(i) if, being an Elected Member, he shall be appointed to, or to act in, any
public office; or
(f) if, being a Nominated M ember, he shall be appointed permanently to any such
office; or
(k) if he shall become subject to any of the disqualifications specified in para-
graphs (c), (f) or (h) of Section 10 of this Order, or, in the case of an
Elected Member, if he shall become subject to the disqualification specified
in paragraph (i) of the said Section 10.
(4) If any Nominated Member of the Council shall be appointed temporarily to,
or to act in, any public office he shall not sit or vote in the Council by virtue of his
appointment as a Nominated Member so long as he continues to hold, or act in, that
office.
(5) Any person whose seat in the Council has become vacant may, if qualified,
again be appointed or elected as a Member of the Council from time to time.
Decision of 12.-(1) All questions which may arise as to the right of any person to be or
questions as remain a Member of the Council, other than an Elected Member, shall be referredito
to member- and determined by the Governor.
ship. (2) All questions which may arise as to the right of any person to be or remain
an Elected Member of the Council shall be referred to and determined by the Supreme
Court in accordance with the provisions of any law in force in Saint Vincent.
Filling of 9l 13.-(1) Whenever the seat of a Nominated Member of the Council becomes
vacancies, vacant, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Governor in accordance with
the provisions of this Order.
(2) Whenever the seat of an Elected Member of the Council becomes vacant, the
vacancy shall be filled by election in accordance with the provisions of this Order.
Suspension 14.-(1) The Governor may, by Instrument under the Public Seal, suspend any
and Nominated Member from the exercise of his functions as a Member of the Council.
incapacity of Every such suspension shall bo forthwith reported by the Governor to His Majesty
Nominated through a Secretary of State, and shall remain in force until it shall be removed by
Members.' the Governor by Instrument under the Public Seal or by His Majesty through a Sec-
retary of State, or the person suspended ceases to be a Member of Council.
(2) The Governor may, by Instrument under the Public Seal, declare any
Nominated Member to be, by reason of illness, incapable of discharging his functions








as a Member of the Council and thereupon smuh Member shall not sit or vote in the
Council until he is declared, in manner aforesaid, again to be capable of discharging
his said functions.
15.-(1) Whenever there shall be a vacancy in the number of persons sitting as Temporary
ex officio or Nominated Members of the Council by reason of the fact that- Members.
(a) an ex officio Member is administering the Government of Saint Vincent; or
(b) one person is lawfully disharging the functions of the offices of Crown
Attorney and Treasurer; or
(c) no person is lawfully discharging the functions of one of those offices; or
(d) any such office has ceased to exist; or
(e) a Nominated Member is suspended, as provided in Section 14 of this Order,
from the exercise of his functions as a Member; or
(f) a Nominated Member is declared to be incapable, by reason of illness, as
provided in Section 14 of this Order, of discharging his functions as a
Member; or
{g) an ex oicio or Nominated Member is absent from Saint Vincent; or
(h) the seat of a Nominated Member is vacant for any cause other than the
dissolution of the Council; or
(i) a Nominated Member is appointed temporarily to, or to[act in, any public
office,
a person may be appointed by the Governor by Instrument under the Public Seal as a
temporary Member for the period of such vacancy.
(2) If the vacancy is in the number of persons sitting in the Council as ex ofiio
Members, the person appointed shall be a person holding office in the public service;
and if the vacancy is in the number of persons sitting in the Council as Nominated
Members, the person appointed shall be a person qualified for appointment n.s a
Nominated Member.
(3) If a person is appointed under the provisions of this Section to be a tempor-
ary Member, then, so long as his appointment shall subsist, and subject to the
provisions of this section-
(a) in the case of a vacancy in the number of persons sitting in the Council as
ex oficio Members, the provisions of this Order shall apply to him as if
he were an ex officio Member; and
(b) in the case of a vacancy in the number of persons sitting in the Council as
Nominated Members, he shall be to all intents and purposes a
Nominated Member and the provisions of Section 11 of this Order shall
apply to him accordingly;
and in a case coming within paragraph (a) of this subsection such person shall take
precedence next after the ex oficio Members mentioned in Section 5 of this Order, and
if there are two such persons they shall take precedence between themselves in such
order as may be appointed by the Governor.
(4) The Governor shall forthwith report every appointment made under this
Section to His Majesty through a Secretary of State, and such appointment may
(without prejudice to anything done by virtue thereof) be revoked by the Governor
by Instrument under the Public Seal.












Precedence
of Members.


(5) An appointment made under this Section shall cease to have effect on
notification by the Administrator to the person appointed of revocation by the
Governor, or on supersession of the appointment by the definitive appointment of a
person to fill the vacancy, or when the vacancy shall otherwise cease to exist.
16.-(1) After the Administrator, the Members of the Council shall take preced-
ence among themselves as His Majesty may specially assign, and in default thereof as
follows:-
First, the ex officio Members in the order in which they are referred to in Section
5 of this Order; Secondly, the Nominated and Elected Members according to the
length of time during which they have been continuously Members of the Council,
Members appointed or elected at the same time taking precedence among themselves-
(a) in the ease of two or more Nominated Members appointed by
the same Instrument, in the order in which they are named therein ;
(b) in the case of two or more Elected Members not having obtained the
same number of votes, according to the number of votes obtained by
each ;
(0) if any other case, according to alphabetical order of their names.


(2) For the purposes of this Section-
(a) When the Council is dissolved, Members appointed to fill vacancies caused
thereby shall be deemed to have been appointed, and Members elected at
the ensuing elections shall be deemed to have been elected, by virtue of
those elections, on the date of the receipt by the Administrator of the
return of the first writ at those elections; and
(b) paragraph (a) of this subsection shall apply to the Members appointed or
elected to the Council as first constituted under this Order as if such
appointments or elections were consequent upon a dissolution of the
Council; and
(c) in ascertaining the period during which a person has continuously been a
Nominated Member or an Elected Member of the Council-
(i) no account shall be taken of any interval between the vacation by
that person of his seat in the Council in consequence of a dissolution
of the Council and the date of his re-appointment or re-election to fill
a vacancy in the Council caused by that dissolution; and
(ii) if any person having been, for any period immediately before the
appointed day, a Member of the Legislative Council constituted under
the existing Orders, is appointed or elected as a Member by virtue of
the first appointments or elections to the Council after the appointed
day, he shall be deemed to have been a Member of the Council for
that period; and no account shall be taken of any interval between
the end of that period and the date upon which he is first appointed or
elected to the Council, or of any interval in his membership of the
Legislative Council constituted under the existing Orders between a
dissolution of that Council and his appointment or election to fill the
vacancy thereby caused.
PAnT III
Legislation and Procedure of Legislature
Power to 17. Subject to the provisions of this Order, it shall be lawful for the Governor,
make Lawsl with the advice and consent of the Council to make laws for the peace, order and good
government of Saint Vincent.








18. Subject to the provisions of this Order, the Govern or and Ihe Council shall, in Royal
the transaction of business and making of laws, conform as nearly as may be to the Instructions
directions in that behalf from time to time conveyed to the Govelnor in any Instruc-
tions under His Majesty's Sign Manual and Signet.
19.-(1) Subject to the provisions of this Orderfand of any Instructions under Standing
His Majesty's Sign Manual and Signet, the. Council may from time to time make, Rules and
amend and revoke Standing Rules and Orders for the regulation and orderly conduct Orders.
of its own proceedings and the despatch of business, to provide for the giving of notice
of the provisions of Bills and for the presentation thereof to the Governor for assent;
but no such Rules and Orders, or amendment or revocation thereof, shall have effect
until they shall have been approved by the Governor,
(2) Until other provision is made under this Section, the Standing Rules anl
Ordei s of the Legislative Council constituted under the existing Orders, as in force
immediately before the appointed day shall, in so far as they are applicable and not
inconsistent with the provisions of this Order, be the Standing Rules and Orders of
the Council; and-the said Standing Rules and Orders may be amended or revoked by
Standing lules and Orders made under subsection (1) of this Section.
20.-(1) The Council shall- Deputy
(a) at its first sitting in every session; and President,
(b) at its first sitting after the occurence of a vacancy in the office of Deputy
President:
or as soon thereafter as may be convenient, elect a Member from among the Nomni-
nated and Elected Members to be Deputy President of the Council.
(2) The Deputy President may, by writing under his hand address to the
Administrator, resign his office.
(3) A person shall vacate the office of Deputy President-
(a) upon ceasing to be a Member of the Council; or
(b) upon the termination of the session of the Council in which he was olcc'e.l
to the office of Deputy President; or
(c) upon receipt of his resignation thereof by the Administrator.
(4) A person shall, if qualified, be eligible for re.election to the office of Deputy
President from time to time.
21. The Administrator, if present, shall preside at meetings of the Council, and Prosidiing iT,
in his absence the Deputy President, or in the absence of the Deputy President or if the Council.
no )Deputy President has been elected, the Member present who stands first in order of
precedence shall preside.
22. The Governor shall have the right of addressing the Council at any time he Governor's
shall think fit. right to
address
Council.
23.-(1) The Council shall not be disqualified for the transaction of business by Vacancies
reason of any vacancy among the Members; and any proceedings therein shall be andQuorum.
valid notwithstanding that some person who was not entitled to do so sat or voted in
the Council or otherwise took part in the proceedings.
(2) No business except that of adjournment shall be transacted if objection is
taken by any Member present that there are less than five Members present besides
the Administrator or other Presiding Member.






10
Voting. 24.-(1) Subject to the provisions of Section 26 of this Order, all questicni pro-
posed for decision in the Council shall be determined by the majority of the votes of
the Members present and voting.
(2) The Administrator, or the Deputy President or other Member when presiding,
shall not have an original vote, but if upon any question the votes shall ba equally
divided he shall have a casting vote.
(3) The votes of Members of the Council shall be taken in the inverse order of
their precedence.
Introduc- 25. Subject to the provisions of this Order and of the Standing Rules and Orders
tion of Bills, of the Council, any Member may introduce any Bill or propose any motion for debate
etc. in, or may present any petition to, the Council. and the same shall be debated and
disposed of according to the Standing Rules and Orders:
Provided that, except with the recommendation or consent of the Administrator
signified thereto, the Council shall not proceed upon any Bill, amendment, motion or
petition which, in the opinion of the Administrator or other Presiding Member,
would-
(a) dispose of or charge any public revenue or public funds of Saint Vincent
or revoke or alter any disposition thereof or charge thereon, or impose,
alter or repeal any rate, tax or duty ; or
(b) suspend the Standing Rules and Orders of the Council or any of them.
Governor's 26.-(1) If the Governor shall consider that it is expedient-
reserved (a) in the interests of public order, public faith or of good government (which
power. expressions shall, without prejudice to their generality, include the
responsibility of the Island as a component part of the British Common-
wealth of Nations, all matters pertaining to the creation or abolition of
any public office or to the appointment, salary or other conditions of
service of any public officer); or
(b) in order to secure detailed control of the finances of the Island during such
time as, by virtue of receipt of financial assistance by the Island from His
Majesty's Exchequer for the purpose of balancing the annual budget or
otherwise, such control rests with His Majesty's Government,
that any Bill introduced, or any motion proposed, in the Council shall have effect,
then, if the Council shall fail to pass such Bill or motion within such time and in such
form as the Governor may think reasonable and expedient, the Governor, at any time
in his discretion, may, notwithstanding any provisions of this Order or of any Standing
Rules and Orders of the Council, declare that such Bill or motion shall have effect as
if it had been passed by the Council, either in the form in which it was introduced or
proposed or with such amendments as the Uovernor shall think fit which have been
moved or proposed in the Council or any Committee thereof; and thereupon the said
Bill or motion shall have effect as if it had been so passed, and in the case of uny such
Bill, the provisions of this Order relating to assent to Bills and disallowanco of
Ordinances shall apply accordingly.
(2) The Governor shall forthwith report to a Secretary of State every case in
which he shall make any such declaration and the reasons therefore.
(3) If any Member of the Council objects to any declaration made under this
Section, he may, within seven days of the making thereof, submit to the Governor a
statement in writing of his reasons for so objecting, and a copy of such statement
shall, if furnished by such Member, be forwarded by the Governor as soon as practi-
cable to a Secretary of State,








(4) Any such declaration relating to a motion may b. revoked by a Secretary of
State, and the Governor shall cause notice of such revocation to be published in the
Gazette: and from the date of such publication any motion which shall have had effect
by virtue of the declaration revoked shall cease to have effect; and the provisions of
subsection (2) of Section 38 of the Interpretation Act, 1889(h), shall apply to such
revocation as they apply to the repeal of an Act of Parliament.
27.-(1) No Bill shall become a law until either the Governor shall have assented Assent to
thereto in lis Majesty's name and on His Majesty's behalf and shall have signed the Bills.
same in token of such assent, or His Majesty shall have given His assent thereto
through a Secretary of State:
Provided that, if the Governor is not present within Saint Vincent and if the
Administrator is satisfied that circumstances require that a Bill (not being a Bill by
which ary provision of this Order is revoked or amended or which is in any way
repugnant to or in consistent with the provisions of this Order) should become a law
without delay, the Administrator may, subjec; to the provisions of any Instructions
addressed to the Governor under His Majesty's Sign Manual and Signet or through a
Secretary of State, assent thereto in His Majesty's name and on His Majesty's behalf
and shall sign the same in token of such assent, and thereupon such Bill shall
become a law.
(2) When a Bill is presented to the Governor for his assent, lie shall, according
to his discretion, but subject to the provisions of this Order and of any Istructions
addressed to him nundir His Majesty's Sign Manual and Signet or through a Secretary
of State, declare that he assents, or refuses his assent, thereto, or that he reserves
the Bill for the signification of His Majesty's pleasure:
Provided that the Governor shall reserve for the signification of His Majesty's
pleasure any Bill by which any provision of this Order is revoked or amended or
which is in any way repugnant to or inconsistent with the provisions of this Order,
unless he shall have been authorised by a Secretary of State to assent thereto.
(3) A law assented to by the Governor or by the Administrator shall come into
operation'on the date on which such assent shall be given, unless it shall be enacted,
either in such law or in some other enactment (including a.ny enactment in force on
the appointed day), that it shall come into operation on some other date, in which
case it shall come into operation on that date.
(4) A Bill reserved for the signification of His Majesty's pleasure shall become
a law so soon as His Majesty shall have given Llis assent thereto, through a Secretary
of State, and the Governor or the Administrator shall have signified such assent by
Proclamation. Every such law shall come into operation on the date of such Procla-
mation, unless it shall be enacted, either in such law or in some other enactment
1(including an enactment in force or the appointed day) that it shall come into opera-
tion on son:e other date, in which case it shall come into operation on that date,
28.-- (1) Any law to which the Governor or the Administrator shall have given Disallow-
his assent may be disallowed by His Majesty, through a Secretary of State. ance of
(2) Whenever any law has been disallowed by His Majesty, the Governor shall, Laws.
as soon as practicable, cause notice of such disallowance to be published in the
Gazette.


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(3) Every law so disallowed shall cease to have effect from the date of publica-
tion 'of such notice; and thereupon any enactment repealed or amended ly, or in
pursuance of, the law disallowed shall have effect as if such law had not been made,
and, subject thereto, the provisions of subsection (2) of Section 38 of the Interpreta-
tion Act, 1889(i), shall apply to such disallowance as they apply to the repeal of an
Act of Parliament.
Sessions of 29.-(1) Subject to the provisions of subsection (2) of this Section, the sessions
the Council. of the Council shall be held at such times and places as the Administrator shall from
time to time appoint by Proclamation.
Prorogation (2) The first session of the Ccuncil shall commence within a period of six
and months from the appointed day, and thereafter there shall be a session of the Coun-
dissolution. cil once at least in every year, so that there shall not be an interval of twelve months
between the last sitting in one session and the first sitting in the next session.
30.-(1) The Governor may at any time, by Proclamation, summon, prorogue
or dissolve the Council.
(2) On dissolution, all Members shall vacate their seats and the Council shall
be reconstituted by election and appointment in accordance with the provisions of
this Order at such time, within two months of every dissolution, as the Administrator
shall appoint by Proclamation.
(3) The Governor shall dissolve the Council at the expiration of three years
from the date of the receipt by the Administrator of the return of the first writ at
the last preceding general election, if it shall not have been sooner dissolved.
Minutes. 31.-(1) Minutes shall be kept of all the proceedings of the Council, and at
every meeting of the Council the Minutes of the last preceding meeting shall be con-
firmed, with or without amendment as the case may require, before the Council pro-
ceeds to the despatch of any ether business.
(2) Twice in each year the Governor shall cause a full and exact copy of all
Minutes of the Council for the preceding half year to be transmitted to His Majesty
through a Secretary of State.
Oath of 32. Except for the purpose of enabling this section to be complied with, no
Allegiance. Member of the Council shall sit or vote therein until he shall have taken and sub-
scribed before the Administrator, or some person authorised by the Administrator in
that behalf, the following oath:-
I, A. B., do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to
His Majesty King George the Sixth, His Heirs and Successors according to law.
So help me God."
Provided that every person authorised by law to make an affirmation instead
of taking an oath in legal proceedings may make such affirmation in like terms in-
stead of taking the said oath.

PART IV
Aiscellaneous

3a.-(1) Subject to the provisions of this Order, provision nny from time to
Eleaions. time be made, by or in pursuance of any law enacted under this Older, for the elec-
tion of Elected Members of the Council including (without prejudice to the generality


(i) 52 & 553 Vict c. 63.







of the foregoing power) the following matters, that is to say :-
(a) the qualifications and disqualifications of electors;
(b) the registration of Electors ;
(c) the ascertainment of qualifications of electors and of candidates for election
(d) the division of the Island into electoral districts for the purpose of elections;
and the division of electoral districts into polling divisions;
(e) the holding of elections;
(f) the determination of all questions which may arise as to the right of any
person.to be or remain an Elected Member of the Council:
(g) the definition and trial of offences relating to elections and the imposition
of penalties therefore, including disqualification for membership of the
Council, or for registration as an elector, or for voting at elections, of any
person concerned in any such offence;
(h) the disqualification for election as Members of the Council of persons hold-
ing, or acting in, any office the functions of which involve any responsi-
bility for, or in connection witn, the conduct of any election or the
compilation or revision of any electoral register.
(2) The provision for the election of Elected Members of the Council made
under and by virtue of the Saint Vincent (Legislative Council) (Electoral Provisions)
Order in Council, 1951(j), shall be deemed to have been made under and by virtue
of the provisions of subsection (1) of this Settion.
34.-(1) Any person who- Penalty for
(a) having been elected or appointed a Member of the Council, but not having unqualified
been at the time of such election or appointment qualified to be so elected person
or appointed, shall sit or vote in the Council; or sitting or
(b) shall sit or vote in the Council after his seat therein has become vacant or
he has become disqualified from sitting or voting therein,
knowing, or having reasonable grounds for knowing, that he was not so qualified, or
that his seat has become vacant or that he has become disqualified, as the case may
be, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding ninety-six dollars for every day upon
which he so sits or votes.
(2) The said penalty shall be recoverable by auction in the Supreme Court at
the suit of the Crown Attorney.
35.-(1) If any difficulty shall arise in bringing into operation any of the Removal of
provisions of this Order or in giving effect to the purposes thereof, a Secretary of difficulties.
State may, by Ord.er, make such provision as seems to him necessary or expedient
for the purpose of removing the difficulty and may by such Order amend or add to
any provision of this Order :
Provided that no Order shall be made under this Section later than the first
day of January, 1953.
(2) Any Order made under this Section may be amended, added to, or revoked
by a further Order, and may be given retrospective effect to a day not earlier than
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(3) This Section shall comeu into operation forthwith.
Powers 36.-(1) 7y is Majesty hereby reserves to Himself, His Heirs and Successors,
reserved to power, with the advice of His or Their Privy Council. to revoke, add to or amend
His Majesty, this Order.
(2) Nothing in this Order shall affect the powers of His Majesty in Council to
make laws from time to time for the peace, order and good government of Sa-int
Vincent.

F. J. FIrnau.






EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This Note is not part of the Order, but is intended to indicate its general purport.)

This Order in Council provides 'for the establishment of a new Legislative
Council which will legislate for the Colony of Saint Vincent. It consists of the
Administrator, as President, two ex-officio Members, three Nominated Members and
eight Elected Members.


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