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    Bill for an Ordinance to encourage the establishment and development of new industries in the Colony and to make provision for the granting of certain relief from customs duty and income tax to persons establishing factories in connection with such industries and for purposes incidental to or connected with any of the foregoing purposes
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VOL. 84.j SAINT VINOCNT, TUESDAY, 27 NOVEMBER, 1951. [No. 62.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.


No. 580.


LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETING.


A meeting of the Legislative Council will be held at the Council Chamber
in Kingstown on Thursday, 6th December, 1951, commencing at 10 a.m.
The Order of the Day of this meeting is published with this issue of the
Gazette.
A cordial invitation to attend is extended to the general public.
27th November, 1951.
(A. 1/1949).

No. 581. Mr. HODGENS is due to leave the
SALARIES REVISION, WINDWARD United Kingdom by air on the 7th
ISLANDS. December, 1951.
27th November, 1951.


The Secretary of States for the Colo-
nies has selected Mr. C. J. IHOD)CINS,
C.B.E., M.C., retired Financial Secre-
tary, Sierra Leone as sole Commissioner
to investigate questions of Salaries
Revision in the Public Services of the
Windward Islands with the following
terms of reference :-
"To enquire into the salaries and
emnoliumencits (excluding transport tra-i
selling and subsistence allowances) of
permanent public officials and pen-
siotlible employees in the Colonies of
Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and
Doninricaa,and to make recommenda-
tions."


No. 582.
CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT.

With reference to Government Notice-
No. 469 of 3rd October, 1950, the ap-
pointment of Mr. IVvAN YOUNG to the
post. o Public Assistance andt Probation
Officer his been confirmed with effect
fromi .1st October, 19)5).
27th Novmlber. 1951.
(P. F. 515).


373


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published by utthonrit .













374 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 27 NOVEMBER, 1951.-(No. 62).


No. 583.
VACATION LEAVE.

Mr. R. A. MCKEND, Foreman of
Works, Public Works Department, has'
been granted six months' vacation leave
during which arrangements have been
made for his attachment to a Ministry
of Works Depot in the United Kingdom.
Mr. McKEND left the colony on 6th
October. 1951for Trinidad en route to
the United Kingdom.
27th November, 1951.
(P. F. 252)


No. 584.
LEGISLATION.


The Right Honourable the Secretary
of State for the Colonies has notified that
His Majesty the KING will not be advised
to exercise his power of disallowance in
respect of the following Ordinance of
this Government :-
No. 22 of 1951.-An Ordinance fur-
ther to amend the Pensions
Ordinance, No. 16 of 1948.
(F. 44/1948).
27th November, 1951.

No. 585.
The under-mentioned Bill is pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette and
may be seen at the Government Office,
Kingstown Library, District Post Offices,
Police Stations and at all Revenue Offi-
ces :-
Bill for an Ordinance to encourage the
establishment and development
of new industries in the Colony
and to make provision for the
granting of certain relief from
customs duty and income tax to
persons establishing factories in
connection with such industries
and for purposes incidental to or
connected with any of the fore-
going purposes.
(F. 25/1950).
27th November, 1951.

No. 586.
The following document is publish-
ed with this issue of the Gazette:-
S.R. & 0. No. 114.-The Prices Con-
trol [Amendment No. 42) Notice,
1951.
(T. 20/19491.
27th November, 1951.


No. 587.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.

The Administration Report on the
Medical Department for the year 1950,
is published with this issue of the
Gazette.
27th November, 1951.

No. 546.
VACANT POSTS.

ASSISTANT MISTRESS (GRADUATE),
GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL, ST. VINCENT.

Applications are invited for the post
of an Assistant Mistress (Graduate) for
the Girls' High School, St. Vincent,
B.W.I.
The graduate qualifications preferred
should include Geography or French,
with subsidiary Mathematics or Biology.
The salary of the post, which is pen-
sionable, is $1,032 rising by annual in-
crenients of $72 to $1,440 per annum.
A temporary cost-of-living bonus is
payable at the unual rate granted to
Civil Servants.
The candidate selected may be ap-
pointed at any point in the scale accord-
ing to qualifications and experience.
The appointment will be probation-
ary in the first instance, and the ap-
pointee may be confirmed in the perma-
nent, pensionable post after one year's
satisfactory service.
The Girls' High School is under the
control of the Government of St. Vin-
cent, and teachers on its Staff possess
the status of Civil Servants.
Free passage to St. Vincent to take up
appointment is provided.
Applications. with details of educa-
tion, qualifications, age and experience,
and copies of not more than three testi-
monials should be sent to the Education
Officer, Department of Education, St.
Vincent, not later than 15th December,
1951.
6th November, 1951.

No. 567.
VACANCY FOR ASSISTANT AGRICUL-
TURAL OFFICER BRITISH HONDURAS.

Applications are invited for the post
of Assistant Agricultural Officer, British
Honduras.
The post is pensionable and carries a
salary in the scale of $1,632 x $72-
$2,280 x $108-$2.712 with an adjustable
cost of living allowance of $144 per
annum, and a temporary additional cost
of living allowance of $180 per annum.
The starting point in the above scale














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 27 NOVEMBER, 1951.-(No. 62). 375


will depend upon the selected officer's
qualifications and experience.

When travelling on duty a subsistence
allowance of $3.00 for the first six days
and $2.00 a day after the first six days,
is paid.

The appointment will be on probation
for two years in the first instance. If
the officer is confirmed in the appoint-
ment, he will be eligible for admission
to the permanent and pensionable estab-
lishment. In other respects the appoint-
ment will be subject to Colonial Regula-
tions and local General Orders. Free
passages will be provided on first ap-
pointment and on termination of ap-
pointment for the officer and family not
exceeding four persons in all. Leave
with full salary is granted at the rate of
5 days for each month of resident ser-
vice, with maximum of 180 days. The
length of tour is 2-3 years. Free pas-
sages on leave are provided for the
officer and his wife subject to the pro-
vision of funds annually by the Legis-
lative Council.

Candidates should possess qualifica-
tions not lower than a Diploma of the
Imperial College of Tropical Agricul-
ture, Trinidad. They should have a
sound knowledge of Tropical crops and
field practice in general, including the
care and management of Livestock and
should be able to direct and supervise
the work of subordinate extension offi-
cers. They should also be able to lay
out and supervise experimental plots.
Some knowledge of and familiarity with
mechanical farming equipment would
le useful.

The successful candidate will be re-
quired to pass a medical examination.
He will be subject to taxation in accord-
ance with local legislation.

Applications should be addressed to
the Colonial Secretary, Britishl Hondu-
ras, together with certified copies of
testimonials to reach him as soon as
possible and in any event not later than
the 15th December, 1951.
13th November. -1951.
(A. 15/1950).

By Command,


A. L. SAMUEL,
Action GovernmenlIt Secretary.

GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
27th November, 1951.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

STATEMENT OF CURRENCY NOTE
CIRCULATION IN THE BRITISH
CARIBBEAN TERRITORIES (EASTERN
GROUP) ON 1ST NOVEMBER, 1951.

Average Circulation
during September, 1951 $36,438,292

Circulation on 1st November, 1951: -
British Caribbean Notes:-


Trinidad ...
Barbados ...
British Guiana
Leeward and Windward
Islands ...

Total British Caribbean
Currency Note Circu-
lation ...
Trinidad Government
Note Circulation
Barbados Government
Note Circulation
British Guiana Gov-
ernment Note Circu-
lation

Total Circulation on
1. 11. 51....


$12,017,000
3,193,000
6,200,000

3,116,000



$24,526,000

8,507,352

1,163,040


3,307,900


$37,504,292


L. P. SPENCE,
Executive Commissioner,
British Caribbean
Currency Board.

British Caribbean Currency
Board,
Treasury Chambers,
Port. of Spain,
Trinidad. H.W.I.



CONTROL NOTICE.

RETURN OF STOCKS.

With reference to the Control Notice
dated 22nd August, 1951, it is hereby
notified that the return of stocks re-
quested to be submitted by all Traders,
by 12 o'clock noon on the 17th day of
each month during the hurricane seasdii
is no longer required.
2. The only return now required is
that called for under the Prices Control
Order (S.R. & 0. 1947, No. 25), for the
return of stocks to l)e submitted to the
Controller of Supplies by 12 o'clock
noon on ihe 2nd day of each month, the














376 SAINT VINCENT TUESDAY, 27 NOVEMBER, 1951.-(No. 62).


return to contain stocks of the articles
in Part B of the First Schedule or any
other article in respect of which the
Controller of Supplies may by notice
require, held by Traders on the 1st day
of each month.

Dated this 20th day of November,
1951.

A. V. SPROTT,
Controller of Supplies.


ELECTRICITY DEPARTMENT.

No. 4 engine at the Power Station will
be closed down for overhaul from Sun-
day the 25th November until Thursday
the 29th November. Consumers are
asked to use the minimum amount of
current during the hours 6 to 9 p.m.
between the above dates including the
25th, so that load shedding may be re-
duced to a minimum.
It is not possible to issue a schedule of
sections which may be isolated as cir-
cumstances at the Power Station are
entirely governed by the immediate
demand and elaborate isolating facilities
do not exist.
There will be no general restrictions
for shop lighting at Christmas, the de-
partment will endeavour to carry the
load ; but be prepared!

J. MALONEY,
Acting Superintendent Electricity
& Telephone Department.
12th November, 1951.
(A. 24/1951).


POLICE NOTICE.

RIFLE RANGrE.

It is hereby notified for general infor-
mation that the new Rifle Range at
Camden Park has been completed and
is now in use.
2. Notices and/or redl flags will be
po)stei at various point s throughout the
area whenever firings i n in progress or
is ;Iabot to take. place. The public is
vwarnel to lkee; ciear oil the area on
these occasions.

W. I. RANDOLI'PH LI-Col..
Siprintrildent ofd Police.

POLICrIE HTI.1)QUARTERS,
KINGs'rTO.WN,
S'I. VINCENT,
l1ith November, 19,].


GEORGETOWN TOWN BOARD
BY-ELECTION.

Notice is hereby given that in accord-
ance with Section 63 of the Georgetown
Board (Election of Members) By-Laws,
the Warden of Georgetown will be in
attendance at the Police Station George-
town, on Monday 3rd December, 1951,
between the hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
for the purpose of receiving nomination
of one member to fill one seat recent-
ly vacated by Mr. C. W. PRESCOD, J.P.,
I.S.O., who has resigned.
Should a poll be required, it will
be taken at the Police Station on Mon-
day 10th December, 1951, between the
hours of 9 a.m. and 12 noon and from
1 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

C. A. STAY,
WIarden and Returning
Officer.

27th November, 1951.




GOVERNMENT COTTON GINNERY
NOTICES.


COTTON BONUS.


Persons who disposed of their cotton
on the co-operative system through the
Government Cotton Ginnery during the
1950/51 Crop will be paid a Bonus of
30% on application at the Ginnery on or
after 4th December, 1951.
^essy--,
V. G. DASILVA,
Manager,

22nd November, 19)51.


PURCHASE OF SEA ISLAND COTTON.

The advance to be paid by the Gov-
ernmient Cotton Ginnery on Sea Island
Seed Cotton purchased (3n thie Co-opera-
live Systeni for the Crop 1951,152 has.
been fixed as follows:-
W hite ................. 24c. per 11.
2nd White ............ 8c. ,,
Stained ..... ......... 3 ,. ,

G. P. DOUGAN,
Acting Manager.


24th November, 1951.














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 27 NOVEMBER, 1951.-(No. 62). 377


NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS OF I. G.
FARBENINDUSTRIE A. G. GERMANY.

Any persons having shares in the
above Company are requested to contact
the Custodian of Enemy Property at the
Registrar's Office not later than the 30th
day of November, 1951.
D. ELSON WEEKS,
Custodian of Enemy Property.

22nd October, 1951.


NOTICE.

UNDER THE LIQUOR LICENCE
(AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE. 1940.

It is notified for general information
that the Annual Licensing Session will
be held at the Court House, Clifton,


Union Island on Friday, 21st day of
December, 1951, at 10 a.m. for the pur-
pose of hearing applications for the
granting of Certificates in accordance
with the Liquor Licence (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1940.
And it is hereby also notified that
applications for renewals of old licences
must reach the Magistrate not less than
ten days before the day appointed 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 licensed dealer
and upon the Magistrate not less than
seven days before the day fixed for the
holding of the Licensing Session.

M. B. BROWNE.
Magistrate 3rd District.

Magistrate's Office.
Union Island,
22nd November, 1951.


NOTICE,


UNDER THE LIQUOR LICENCE ORDINANCE, 1948.

It is hereby notified for general information that the Annual Licensing
Sessions will be held in the under-mentioned Parishes for the purpose of hear-
ing applications from applicants in their respective Parishes for the granting of
certificates in accordance with the Liquor Licence Ordinance, 1948, at the times
and places hereunder.
Holders of certificates which were granted during the current year are here
remindi'le to apply for renewal of their certificates prior to the holding of the
Sessions fixed for December, 1951, stated below.


Parish.
St. George & St. Andrew


Charlotte


St. David


St. Patrick


Grenadines (Bequia)


Time and Place of Session.
... At the Court House, Kingstown, on Wed-
nesday 19th Deoember, 1951, at 10 o'clock
in the forenoon.
At the Court House, Georgetown, on
Friday 21st December, 1951, at 11
o'clock in the forenoon.
... At the Court House, Chateaubelair, on
Tuesday 18th December, 1951, at 11
o'clock in the forenoon.
... At the Court House, Barrouallie, on
Friday 14th December, 1951, at 11 o'clock
in the forenoon.
... At the Court House, at Port Elizabeth,
Bequia, on Wednesday 3rd December,
1951, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon.


Notice of intention to oppose the grant of any.Certificate stating in general
terms the grounds of the opposition, must be served upon the applicant and
upon the Magistrate not less than seven days before the day fixed for the holding
of the Licensing Session.
D. K. MoINTYRE,,
.Magistrate,.
\ .-^ .*^ 'ii.














378 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 27 NOVEMBER, 1951.-(No. 62).


PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES.


Parish.


St. George &
St. Andrew




















Charlotte






St. Patrick

Bequia
(Grenadines)


Name of Applicant.


Sydney A. Deane


Samuel Ballantyne
Edmund G.
Williams
Rohnwell
McAllister
James P. King
Alexander Browne

Dalton Baptiste

Alphaeus Bacchus

*Hubert Edwards



Fitzroy Williams
Muriel Samuel
(Mrs.)
Cornelius Grant

David Sutherland


Occupation.


Residence.


Shopkeeper Kingstown


Proprietor

Shopkeeper


Paul's
Avenue
Montrose
Lowmans
Hill
Chauncey
Fairbairn
Pasture
Greggs
Village
Mesopo-
tamia
,,



Questelles

Vermont
South
Rivers
Georgetown


William McDowall Proprietor IColonarie


George Davis


Edmund Phillips


Shopkeeper


Spring
Village

Belmont


Situation of
Premises.


Kingstown
(Upper Middle
Street)

Paul's Avenue
Bay Street

Lowmans Hill
Chauncey
Fairbairn
Pasture
Greggs Village


Glen side
Mesopotamia
(formerly own-
ed by Wilfred
Yearwood)
Questelles

Vermont

South Rivers
Corbeau Town,
Georgetown
Colonarie (re-
cently erected
building)

Spring Village

Belmont


Applications for Transfer Certificates.

D. K. McINTYRE,
Magistrate.
MAGISTRATE'S OFF1CB,
KINGSTOWN,
23rd November, 1951.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRITDIG OFFIO,
IsNOSTOWN, ST. V7OMaCT.
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SAINT VINCENT.

No. of 1951.







BILL FOR

AN ORDINANCE to encourage the establishment and development
of new industries in the Colony and to make provision for
the granting of certain relief from customs duty and income
tax to persons establishing factories in connection with such
industries and for purposes incidental to or connected with
any of the foregoing purposes.


Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Aid to Pioneer
Industries Ordinance, 1951.

2. In this Ordinance-
construction day means the day specified in any application
under section 4 of this Ordinance as being the day on or
before which it is intended to commencce to construct the
factory to which the application relates, or, in any case
where the factory is in existence before the date of such
application, such day as may be specified as the
construction day by the Governor in Council in the order
made under section 4 of this Ordinance;
"factory" includes all buildings and structures within the
same curtilage used for-
(a) the housing of machinery, plant or apparatus of- any
description for the manufacture of any product or
the generation of power for such manufacture; or


Short title.


Interpretation.









No. Aid to Pioneer Industries. 1951.


(b) the storage of any raw materials, fuel or stores
necessary for the manufacture of such product; or
(c) the storage of any such product prior to the time at
which the property in such goods passed to any person
other than the manufacturer thereof; or
(d) the proper administration of the business of the
manufacturer in relation to the manufacture of such
product and the sale thereof; or
(e) canteens, rest rooms, recreation rooms, lavatories,
baths and wash rooms for workers employed by the
manufacturer, in the manufacture of such product or
in any process incidental to such manufacture;
'pioneer factory means any factory established or occupied
for the purposes of a pioneer industry;
"pioneer industry means an industry declared under section
3 of this Ordinance to be a pioneer industry;
"pioneer manufacturer" means a person declared under
section 4 of this Ordinance to be a pioneer manufacturer;
pioneer product ", when not preceded by the word "relevant",
means any product declared under section 3 of this
Ordinance to be a pioneer product;
production day means the day specified in any application
under section 4 of this Ordinance as being the day on or
before which it is anticipated that the factory to which
the application relates will commence to produce in
marketable quantities the pioneer product or products
intended to be manufactured therein, or, in any case
where such factory has commenced to produce the pioneer
product or products in marketable quantities before the
date of ,uch application, such day as may be specified as
the production day by the Governor in Council in the order
made under section 4 of this Ordinance;
relevant pioneer product" used in relation to any pioneer
manufacturer means the pioneer product of the pioneer
industry in relation to which such pioneer manufacturer
has been declared under section 4 of this Ordinance to be
a pioneer manufacturer;
"pioneer enterprise" means the manufacture by a pioneer
manufacturer at a pioneer factory of any relevant pioneer
product or the sale by him of any relevant pioneer product
so manufactured.

Governor in 3. (1) Subject to the provisions of subsection (2) of this
Council may, section, the Governor in Council may, if he is satisfied that it is
subject to expedient in the public interest so to do, by Order declare any
conditions, industry which is not being conducted in the Colony on a
declare an commercial scale or at all and for which there are insufficient
industry manufacturing facilities in the Colony to enable such industry to








Aid to Pioneer Industries.


be conducted on a commercial scale or any industry for which, in
his opinion, there is favourable prospect of further development,
to be a pioneer industry and any specified product of such
industry to be a pioneer product.
(2) Before making any order under subsection (1) of this
section, the Governor in Council shall-
(a) cause a notice to be published in at least three issues of a
newspaper circulating in the Colony at intervals of not
less than one week and twice in the Government Gazette,
setting out the order which it is proposed to make and
inviting any person who objects to the making of such
order to give notice in writing of his objection and of the
grounds on which he relies in support thereof to the Clerk
of the Executive Council on or before such day as may be
specified in such notice; and
(b) consider any objections which may have been received
pursuant to such notice.
(4) (1) The Governor in Council, on the application of any
person who is desirous of establishing a pioneer factory in the
Colony for the purpose of manufacturing any pioneer product or
products, or on the application of any person who has already
commenced to construct or to occupy a factory for the purpose of
manufacturing any pioneer product or products or who has
already commenced to manufacture any pioneer product or
products if he is satisfied that it is expedient in the public
interest so to do, and in particular having regard to the
number of pioneer factories already established or about to
be established for the manufacture of such pioneer product or
products and to the output or anticipated output of such pioneer
factories, may in his absolute discretion by order declare such
person to be a pioneer manufacturer in relation to a pioneer
factory and pioneer industry specified in such order with effect
from such date as may be so specified which date may be a date
before the commencement of this Ordinance. In any such order
the Governor in Council may specify the construction day, which
need not necessarily be the day on which the construction of the
factory commenced, or the production day or both in any case in
which such day or days are not specified in the application :
Provided that the Governor in Council may in any such order
declare that the effect thereof shall be restricted to any part of
a factory or to any grade, quality, description, type or classification
of a pioneer product or products and the order shall have effect
accordingly as so restricted.
(2) Every application under subsection (1) of this section
shall be in writing and shall-
(a) specify the locality or proposed locality of the factory in
respect of which the application is made; and


Governor in
Council may
declare persons
to be pioneer
manufacturers


1951.








Aid.to Pioneer Industries.


IKelief from
Customs duty.


















Special
provisions
relating to
articles
imported free
of customs
duty.


(b) specify the construction day which shall not be later than
twelve months after the date of the granting of the
application, or, in any case where a factory is already in
existence, furnish such information as the Governor in
Council may require in order to be able to specify the
construction day; and
(c) specify the production day which shall not be later than
eighteen months after the construction day, or, in any
case where the production of a pioneer product or products
has already commenced, furnish such information as the
Governor in Council may require in order to be able to
specify the production day; and
(d) specify the pioneer product or products intended to be
manufactured or already being manufactured at the
factory.

5. Every pioneer manufacturer shall be entitled to import
into the Colony, during a period of five years commencing
on the date on which the order under section 4 of this Ordinance
declaring him to be a pioneer manufacturer takes effect, any of
the articles specified in the Schedule hereto free of customs duty,
if he satisfies the Collector of Customs that such articles are or
were imported for the construction, alteration, reconstruction or
extension of the pioneer factory in relation to which he was
declared under section 4 of this Ordinance to be a pioneer
manufacturer, or for equipping such pioneer factory or any
retension thereof for the purpose of manufacturing the relevant
pioneer product or products, so however, that no articles shall be
imported free of customs duty under this section if the Collector
of Customs is of opinion that such articles are or were intended
for the purpose of effecting repairs to such pioneer factory or
extension thereof, or t6 any apparatus, machinery, appliances or
equipment contained in any such factory or extension thereof, or
for replacing any apparatus, machinery, appliances or equipment
in any pioneer factory or extension thereof.


6.
Colony
section


(1) Every pioneer manufacturer who imports into the
any article free of customs duty under the provisions of
5 of this Ordinance shall--


(i) keep such record in such form and containing such
particulars as may be required by the Collector of
Customs of the articles so imported by him; and
(ii) cause such articles to be marked with such mark and in
such manner as may be required by the Collector of
Customs; and
(iii) permit the Collector of Customs or any person authorised
by him at all reasonable times to inspect such record and
to have access to any factory or warehouse under his


1951.








1051.


Aid to Pioneer Industree.


control for the purpose of examining any such articles
which the Collector of Customs may believe to be therein
and of satisfying himself of the accuracy of the particulars
in relation to such articles contained in such record.
(2) Every pioneer manufacturer who contravenes any of the
provisions of this section shall be guilty of an offence and on
summary conviction thereof shall be liable to a fine of two
thousand five hundred dollars and in default of payment thereof
to be imprisoned for twelve months or to both such fine and
imprisonment.

7. (1) No article imported into the Colony by any pioneer
manufacturer free of customs duty under the provisions of this
Ordinance shall be sold, given away or otherwise disposed of by
such pioneer manufacturer except-
(a) in the case of an assignment of a pioneer factory for the
purpose of which such article was imported into the
Colony, to the assignee of such factory; or
(b) upon the pioneer manufacturer paying or giving security
to the satisfaction of the Collector of Customs for the
payment of an amount equivalent to the amount of
customs duty which would have been payable upon the
importation of such article but for the provisions of this
Ordinance; or
(c) after the expiration of five years from the date of the
importation into the Colony of such article.
(2) Every pioneer manufacturer who contravenes any of
the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an offence and on
summary conviction thereof shall be liable to a. penalty of three
times the value of the article in respect of the disposal of which
he contravenes such provisions, and in default of payment
thereof to be imprisoned for twelve months.

8. (1) The income arising from any pioneer enterprise
during the period of five years from the production day or from
such other day as may be substituted therefore by the Governor in
Council under the provisions of section 10 of this Ordinance
(hereinafter called the tax holiday period) shall be exempt from
income tax : Provided that if the end of the tax holiday period
does not coincide with the end of an accounting period of a
pioneer enterprise, the income for the accounting period in which
the last day of the tax holiday period falls shall be apportioned
between the parts of the said accounting period which respectively
precede and follow the end of the tax holiday period and the
income thus attributed to the part which precedes the end of the
tax holiday period shall be exempt from income tax:
(2) A pioneer manufacturer, being a company limited by
shares within the meaning of the Companies Ordinance, shall be


Restriction
upon disposition
of articles
imported free
of customs
duty.

















Relief from
Income tax.


Oap. 219.


No. .








Aid to Pioneer Industries.


Restriction on
employment of
persons in a
pioneer
enterprise.


Provisions
relating to
revocation or
recognition of
pioneer
manufacturers.


entitled during the tax holiday period and within two years
thereafter to distribute a sum equal to the income arising during
the tax holiday period from the pioneer enterprise in relation to
which the company is a pioneer manufacturer to the members of
the company and every such sum shall be exempt from the
payment of income tax in the hands of such members.

9. (1) No pioneer manufacturer shall, without the prior
approval of the Governor in writing, employ within the Colony
in a pioneer enterprise any person not ordinarily resident in the
Colony or in any of the Colonies hereinafter specified : Provided
that if he satisfies the Governor that the services of any skilled
workmen, artisans or mechanics or of any persons possessing
particular professional or technical qualifications or skills or
experience are necessary for the proper conduct of the pioneer
enterprise and that such services cannot be otherwise obtained,
the Governor may by permit in writing authorise him to employ
within the Colony such number and classes of skilled workmen,
artisans and mechanics, and of persons possessing particular
professional or technical qualifications or skills or experience,
not ordinarily resident in the Colony or in any of the Colonies
hereinafter cpecified, and for such periods as may be specified in
the permit.
(2) The Governor may from time to time require any pioneer
manufacturing to make such return of-
(a) the number of persons in each category of work who are
ordinarily resident in the Colony or in any of the Colonies
hereinafter specified, and
(b) the number of persons in each category of work who are
not ordinarily resident in the Colony or in any of the
Colonies hereinafter specified, employed by him within
the Colony in a pioneer enterprise as the Governor may
think fit.
(3) The Colonies contemplated by this section are, in addition
to the Colony of St. Vincent, the Colony of Trinidad the Colony
of British Honduras, the Colony of the Bahamas, the Colony of
Jamaica, the Leeward Islands, the other Windward Islands, the
Colony of Barbados, and the Colony of British Guiana.

10. (1) Where any pioneer manufacturer fails or neglects-
(a) to commence to construct the pioneer factory in relation
to which he is a pioneer manufacturer on or before the
construction day; or
(b) to commence to manufacture the relevant pioneer product
or products in marketable quantities at such pioneer
factory on or before production day, the Governor may by
notice in writing require him within thirty days of such
notice either-


1951.








No. Aid to Pioneer Industries. 1951.


(i) to commence to construct the pioneer factory or to
commence to manufacture the relevant pioneer
product or products at the pioneer factory in
marketable quantities, as the case may be; or
(ii) to establish to the satisfaction of the Governor in
Council that his failure or neglect to commence to
construct the pioneer factory or to commence to
manufacture the relevant pioneer product or products
in marketable quantities as the case may be, was due
to some cause beyond his control, and that there is a
reasonable prospect of his commencing to construct
the pioneer factory or commencing to manufacture
the relevant pioneer product or products in marketable
quantities, as the case may be, within such time as
the Governor in Council may consider to be
reasonable.
(2) Where any pioneer manufacturer having been required
under subsection (1) of this section so to do fails to satisfy the
Governor in Council-
(a) that his failure or neglect to commence to construct the
pioneer factory to which such notice relates on or before
the construction day, or to commence to manufacture the
relevant pioneer product or products at such factory in
marketable quantities on or before the production day, as
the case may be, was due to some cause beyond his control;
or
(b) that there is reasonable prospect of his commencing to
construct such pioneer factory or commencing to
manufacture the relevant pioneer product or products in
marketable quantities at such pioneer factory within such
time as the Governor in Council may consider reasonable,
the Governor in Council shall revoke the order under
section 4 of this Ordinance declaring such person to be a
pioneer manufacturer in relation to the pioneer factory
and pioneer industry in respect of which such order was
made and thereupon the provisions of section 5 and
section 8 of this Ordinance shall cease to apply to such
person in respect of such pioneer factory and such pioneer
industry and the pioneer factory shall cease to be a pioneer
factory.
(3) Where any pioneer manufacturer on being required so to
do by notice under subsection (1) of this section, satisfies the
Governor in Council-
(a) that his failure or neglect to commence to construct the
pioneer factory to which such notice relates on or before
the construction day, or to commence to manufacture the
relevant pioneer product 'or products at such pioneer








No. Aid to Pioneer Industries. 1951.


factory in marketable quantities on or before the
production day, as the case may be, was due to some cause
beyond his control; and
(b) that there is reasonable prospect of his commencing to
construct such pioneer factory or commencing to
manufacture the relevant pioneer product or products in
marketable quantities at such pioneer factory, as the case
may be, within such time as the Governor in Council may
consider reasonable,
the Governor in Council shall by order declare that there shall be
substituted for the construction day or for the production day, as
the case may be, some other day specified in such order, and
thereupon the provisions of this Ordinance shall take effect as if
the day specified in such order was the construction day or the
production day, as the case may be, specified in the application
under subsection (2) of section 4 of this Ordinance or in the
order made under section 4 of this Ordinance.
(4) Where the Governor in Council is satisfied that any
pioneer manufacturer has contravened any of the provisions of
this Ordinance and that having regard to all the circumstances
of the case it is expedient so to do, he may revoke th6 order
under section 4 of this Ordinance declaring such person to be a
pioneer manufacturer in relation to the pioneer factory and
pioneer industry in respect of which such order was made and
thereupon the provisions of section 5 and section 8 of this
Ordinance shall cease to apply to such person in respect of such
pioneer factory and such pioneer industry and the pioneer
factory shall cease to be a pioneer factory.
(5) When any order made under section 4 of this Ordinance
is revoked under the provisions of subsection (2) ol this section
the person who in such order was declared to be a pioneer
manufacturer shall be liable to pay to the Collector of Customs
all sums which but for the provisions of section 5 of this
Ordinance would have been payable as customs duty on the
importation of any articles for the construction, alteration,
re-construction or extension of the pioneer factory in relation to
which he was declared under section 4 of this Ordinance to be a
pioneer manufacturer, or for equipping such pioneer factory or
any extension thereof for the purpose of manufacturing the
relevant pioneer product or products.
(6) Any sum which may be payable to the Collector of
Customs under the provisions of subsection (5) of this section
may be recovered by the Collector of Customs as a civil debt due
to the Crown.

Restriction on 11. (1) Subject to the provisions of subsection (3) of this
use of pioneer section, no factory, whether it is still a pioneer factory or not,
Story. which has been specified as a pioneer factory in any order under










No. .Aid to Pioneer Industries. 1951.


the provisions of section 4 of this Ordinance shall, without the
prior approval of the Governor in Council, be used at any time
within ten years from the date on which such order takes effect
for any purposes other than those of the production of the pioneer
product or products for the purposes of which such factory was
specified as a pioneer factory.
(2) Any person using any such factory in contravention of
the provisions of subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty of
an offence and on summary conviction thereof shall be liable to
a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars and in default of
payment thereof to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six
months and in the case of a continuing offence to a further fine
not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars in respect of each
day during which the offence continues.
(3) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any
factory which has ceased to b. a pioneer factory and in respect of
which all sums payable to the Collector of Customs under the
provisions of subsection (5) of section 10 of this Ordinance have
been paid.

SCHEDULE.
All building materials, tools, plant machinery, pipes, pumps, conveyor belts,
or other appliances and materials necessary for and used in the construction,
alteration and extension of the factory or for equipping the factory or any
extension thereof for the manufacture and preparation for sale by the pioneer
manufacturer of the relevant pioneer product or products.

Passed the Legislative Council this day of 1951.

Clerk of Legislative Council.
(F 25/1950)

OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The object of this Bill is to encourage the establishment and development of
new industries in the Colony and to make provision for the granting of certain
relief from customs duty and income tax to persons establishing factories in
connection with such industries.

P. CECIL LEWIS,
Crown Attorney.
Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
1st March, 1951.








39f
SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1951, No. 114.

PRICES CONTROL (AMENDMENT NO. 42) NOTICE.

(Gazetted 27th November, 1951).

1. Short title. This Notice should be cited as the Prices Control
(Amendment No. 42) Notice.

2. Amendment. The Prices set out hereunder are the Maximum prices
for which the articles enumerated may be sold in the Colony and the First
Schedule Part B to the Prices Control Order 1947 (4S.R. & O. No. 25) is hereby
amended by deleting all the words, figures and symbols occurring in the columns
opposite the articles: Golden Shell Motor Oil", Golden Shell Motor Oils",
"Shell Gear Oil ", Shell Spirax SAE ", Shell Talpa ", Shell X-100 Motor Oils ",
" Esso Extra Motor Oil ", Essolube Motor Oil (All Grades) ", "Essolube Gear Oil
(All Grades) "Esso Cup Grease (All Grades) ", "Esso Gear Grease ", "Shell
Motor Grease " Shell Tracol No. 2--Gear Grease ", "Table Butter-Pure Dutch ",
and substituting therefore the following :-
FIRST SCHEDULE-PART B.


Maximum Wholesale Price,


Maximum Retail Price.


GOLDEN SHELL
OILS-
In Drums-

Bx Cabinet-






5 A.G. Pails-

1 A.G. Tin-
5 Qrt. Tin-
14 Gln- Tin-


MOTOR


$2 72 per Imp. Gal.

$2-76 per Imp. Ga.!

$1 3F per /2 Irmp, Gal.

68.3 per /4 Timp. Gal.

350 per 1/8 Imp. Gal.

$12-70 per palU.

$2P90 per tin.
$3-24 per tin.
64,r per tin.


Area A"


$2.72 per
Imp. gal.
$2-76 -per
Imp. gal.
$1-38 per 1/2
Imp. Gal.
69( per ,4
Imp. Gal.
35 per ,A
Imp. Gal.
$12-70 per
pail.
$290 per tin.
$3-24 per tin.
,84 per tin.


Ara" -e


$2-72 per
Imp. gal.
$2-76 per
I. Gal.
$1-38 per 1/2
I., Gal.
690 per 4
I. tal.
350 per 1i
I. Gal.
$12-70 per
pail.
$2-90 per tin.
$3-24 per tin.
64C per tin.


Area "' 0'.


$2-72 per
Itnp. gal.
$2-76 per
Imp. Gal.
$1-38 per 1/
Imp. Gal.
69 per 1/4
Imp. Gal.
350 per 1/8
Imp. Gal.
$12-70 per
pail.
$2-90 per tin.
$3-24 per tin.
64 per tin.


3A,3/ '7 -
/-to,, / z


Article.











Article. Maximum Wholesale Price
-- '

SHELL GEAR OILS--
In Drums-All Grades- $2-72 per Imp Ga:.

In 6 A.G. Tins- I$13 10 per tia

SHELL SPIRAX SAE-
90 & 140 In Drums- $3.50 per Imp. Gal.

90 & 140-In 5 A.G.
Pails- $16-50 per pail.

SHELL TALFA-
30 & 40--In 5 Gal. $14830 per pail.
Pails-
30 & 40-In Drums- $2-72 per Imp. Gal.

SHELL X-100 MOTOR OILS-
In Drums- $2.92 per Imp. Gal.
In 5 I.G. Pails- $15-70 per pail.

In 1 A.G. Tins- $2-94 per tin.
In 5 Qrt. Tins- $3-52 per tin.
In 1/4 Gal. Tins- 64< per tin.
Esso EXTRA MOTOR OIL-
No. 1 to 3-1 Qrt. Tins- 70< per tin.
No. 3 to 5-5 Qrt. Tifns- $3.54 per tin.
EssoLUBs MOTOR OIL
(All Grades) $2.72 per I. Gal.
In Drums-
Ex Cabinet- i$2-76 per I. Gal.


$1-33 per /2 I. Gal.

:69' per /4 I. Gal.

35. per /8 I. Gal.


In Drums-
ESSOLUvs GEAR OIL
Grades) -
In 6 A.G. Pails-

Esso Cur GREASE
Grades) -
In Bulk-Loose-
In 1 it Tins-
ESSO GEAR GREASE--
In Bulk-Loose-


(All $2.89 per I. Gal.

$15-70 per pail.

(Al
p3( per pound.

S524 per tin.

40C per lb.


Area '


$2-72 pe:
Imp. G
$13-10 p,
tin.

$3-50 per
Imp. C

$16-50 pi
pail.
$14-80 p
pail.

$2-72 pe
Imp. G
$2-92 pe
Imp. ;
$15-70 :
pail.
$2-94 per
$3-52 pei
64' per

70(. per
$3-54 pri

$2-72 p.
I. Gfl.
$2-76 pe
I. Gal.
$1-38 Do
I. Gal.
69( pel-
I. Gal.
35< per
I. Gal.
$2-80 p,
I. Gal.

$15-70 p
pail.

360 per

52< per

400 per


Maximum. Retail Price.

A Arec B" Ar.ea C'

r $2-72 per $2.72 per
ral. Imp. Gal. Imp. Gal.
er $13-10 per $13-10 per
tin. tin.

r 1$3-50 per i3-50 per
lal. Imp. Gal. Imp. Gal.

er $16-50 per $16-50 per
pail. pail.
er $14-80 per $14-80 per
pail. pail.

r $2-72 per $2-72 per
3a]. Imp. Gal. i. p. Gal.
r $2.92 per $2L',2 per
i:. I mp. Gal. Imp. Gal.
ar $1570 per $15-70 per
pail. pail.
Stein. $2-94 per tin. $2-94 per tin.
Stin. $3-52 per tin. $3-52 per tin.
tin. 64< per tin. 64< per tin.

tin. 70,i per tin. 704 per tin.
Stin. $3-54 per tin. $3-54 per tin.

r i$272 per $2-72 per
I. Gal. Imp. gal.
r $2 73 per $2.76 per
I. Gal. Imp. gal.
r $1-33 per /2 $138 per /2
I. Gal. Imp. GaL
1/4 K69 per 'i 6U per 1/4
I. Gal. I. Gal.
'/ 35< per '' 35< per 1/8
I. Gal. Imp. Gal.
:r 52-80 p"r .$2-80 per
I. Gal. I. Gal.

er 315-70 per $15-70 per
pail. pail,

b. 360 per lb. 36( per 1b.

tin. 52.' per tin. 52< per tin.

i1. 40e, ner lb. 40< per ib.


-- --~~ -~~-~~--~----~~----P-


I


-----------







399


Article.


Maximum Wioltesale Prwe. Maxi
Maximm Ma


SHELL MOTOR GREASE-
Rebinax "C "- 36- per 1b.
In Bulk-
In 5 lb Tins- $2-44 per tin.
In 1 lb Tins- 520 per tin.
SHELL TRACOL NO. 2 GLARE
GREASE-
In Bulk--Loose- 42 per lb.
TABLE BUTTER--
Pure Dutch- $157-34 per cs. of 24-5 lb
tins.
$6-56 per 5 lb tin.
$172-34 per cs. of 120-1 lb
Stins.


Area "A

36. per 1b.

$2.44 per tin.
52 per tin.


m*nun Retail Price.

Area" B" Are- C"

360 per Tb. 361 per 1b.

$2-44 per tin. $2-44 per tin.
521' per tin. 52 per tin.


42 per 1b. 42 per lb. 42 per 1b.

$1.50 per 1b. $1-51 per 1b. $1-52 per 1b.



$1-65 per tin. $1-65 per tin. $1-65 per tin.


Area A means the town of Kingstown and within one mile thereof.
Area "B means all other places throughout the Colony other than those
mentioned in Areas A nd "C ".
Area "C" means al the villages of Overland, Sandy Bay, Owia, Fancy,
Windsor Forest and the St. Vincent Grenadines.

Made by the Competent Authority under section 30 of the Prices Control
Order 1947 (S.R. & O. No. 25) this 24th day of November, 1951.

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

PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
I~NGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
-- [ Price 12 cents. 1
1951.


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REPORT ON THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING
31ST DECEMBER 1950.

ADMINISTRATION.
(A) STAFF. MEDICAL OFFICERS.


Name and Qualification.


Charles, E. D. B., M.D.. C.-M..
(McGill) L.M.O.C., M.L'.H.
(Mich.) L.M.S.-(N.S.)


Comission'-, L. M., M.R.C.P..
Edin.. M.B.Ch.B. Edin., D.T.
M. & H. Liverpool.

Gun-Minro. S. D., M.R.C.S.
Eng., L.lR.C.P. Lond., M.13B.
B.S. u London.

Murray, W. C. G.. M.B.Ch.3B.
Edin. D.O.M.S. London.

McMill:ii, K. J. E., B.Sc., N.Y.
C.C., M. .Cli.B., Elin.

Alexis, F. C.. I.R.C.1'. Ediii..
L..%.C..S. E l in., L. I.F.P.S.
Glasgow.

Gallwey, J. W., M.D., C.M.
Ontlrio, L.M.S. Halifax.

Munro. H. A., L.R.C.P. Edin.
L.R.C.S. Edin., L.R.F.P.S.
Glasgow.

Zwierz. M., M.D. u Bierut.


Kulesza, W. S., M. B.Ch.B. Po-
lish School of Medicine D.T.
M. & H.


Sp cialist January
1949


'lecialist 5th Oc..
1949


Speci list
1948

Mhilic;.l 1 (th Mch.
Officer 1935

TIMedical 22nd Mny
Officer 1937


Me lical 221nd Oct.
Ollich:r 1945

Meilical 24th Aug


Officer


Date of
Ajfoin t- mrks.
meit to the marks.
-ellvi


1946


1936;

16:l A fch.
19! 35'


22nd iMay
1935 )!


30th June.
1927

usi, 1945


Medical 1st Novem her, 1948
Officer


\ledic:al i30th
031ccr


Noveilmler, 1949
i


Transferred to
British Guiana
in April.


Act.in gafte! re-
tirhin'd in 19-5.
Dicd D)oc. lU.M.


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The Staff position which was satisfactory at the beginning of the year
deteriorated before the end. Dr. L. M. Comissiong was sent on 3 months Study
leave for a refresher course in the latest methods of T.B. treatment and control.
Dr. W. C. G. Murray left for British Guiana on transfer in April, and Dr. J. W.
Gallwey (retired) who had been acting M.O.D. V. since October 1945 died more or
less suddenly in December.

B.
List of Ordinances affecting Public Health enacted during the year (Amended)
No. 10/1950.

C. FINANCE.
Comparative Statement of Revenue and Expenditure :
Medical Department

YEA 1 194. 147. 48. 1 1949. 1150.


a. (i. s. d. P. (. $ S
Reven e ... 1,411 1 0 1.779. 10 8 2,095 7 0! 8,008 1 9,018


Exp., lit-rr 0.105 15 l i913.1..821 9 8 357,1;1. W2 0 214,546 242,448


II. PUBLIC HEALTH.
(1) GENERAL DISEASES.
There were no outbreaks of any communicable diseases during the year; the
state of public health continued to be satisfactory, as is shown by the death rate of
13.4, and it may be said that further progress has been made in the medical and
public health activities.
Attiendances at
Dispensaries 44876
Colonial Hospital 2442
Casualty Hospitals 152
Mental Hospital 128
Leprosarium 21
Pauper Asylum 166

(2) COMMUNICABLE. DISEASES.
(a) Mosquito cr other insect borne-Malaria is not common. 9 Cases were
reported during the year with no deaths. There were no cases of Filaria, Typhus,
Plague nor Yellow Fever during the ye.ar.
(b) The Enteric Group of D'seases-Among the zymotic diseases the enteric
fevers predominated. No differentiation into separate groups is possible, but the
group was responsible for 25 cases with 8 deaths.
(c) Undulent Fever, Smallpox, Cholera, Encephalitis, Poliomyelitis,
Meningococcal Meningitis-There were 3 cases of Poliomyelitis during the year, but
there were no deaths. No cases of the other diseases occurred.








(d) Scarlet Fever, and Diphtheria-No cases were recorded during the year.
(e) Venereal Diseases-There were 243 cases of Syphilis and 753 cases of
Gonorrhoea reported during the year.
(f) Yaws 1289 Cases were treated during the year.
(g) Tuberculosis 56 Cases were reported with 46 deaths.
(h) Leprosy. No new cases were admitted during the year.

COMPARATIVE TABLE OF DISEASES AND DEATHS.
COMMUNICABLE DISEASES FOR THE YEARS 1946-1950.


Cases.


Enteric Group
Malaria
Measles
Whooping Congh
Diphtheria
Influenza
Dysentery
Leprosy
Yaws
Syphilis
Gonorrhcea


Tuberculosis,
paritory
Tuberculosis,
Other


1946. 1947. 1948.


29 282 51
118 18 19
6
662 1885
0


. .. i'
... i4
...
.. '


Res-
"I
...


551 249
1 119
3
:611 2440
353 303
494 450

72 63

12 7


529
3

3567
405
546

i 8

8


1949. 1950.


45 25
1 9
34
369 56
3
266 405
1U 1

:<.-'.1 |1289
342 243
907 753


Deat]s.


1946. 1947. 1948.


12 : 37 10


17 29


56 52


III. VITAL STATISTICS.
POPULATION BIRTHS AND DEATHS.
COMPARATIVE TABLE OF POPULATION, BIRTHS AND DEATHS IN ST. VINCENT FOR YEARS
1946-1950.

Year Population Number of Number of Birth rate Death rate
Births Deaths per 1000 per 1000


1946 62,986 2,417 970 38-4 15-4
1947 63,814 2,560 1,050 40-1 16-5
1948 64,931 2,480 966 38.1 14-8
66,222 2595 892 40-0 13*6
1950 67,544 2,662 1,022 39-00 14-29


1949. 1950.


6 8



1
1 22
,


i


i
!





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COMPARATIVE TAB E OF THE PRINCIPAL CAUSES OF DEATH BY DISEASES FOR THE YEARS
1946-1950.


Disease 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950

Congenital Debility 1s3 157 99 114 233
Senility 141 86 136 143 130
Diarrhoea & Enteritis 61 106 100 55 102
Heart Disease 56 51 33 61 82
Unknown & Ill-defined 106 247 212 179 1
Other Epidemic 52 65 54 50 -
Respiratory
Tuberculosis 56 52 80 55 45
Bronchitis 67 38 21 38 36
Syphilis 17 29 23 14 19
Pneumonia 28 37 66 27 30
Measles -
Cancer 18 24 22 22



INFANTILE MORTALITY.


Live Births. Infantile Deaths. Rate per 1000.
Year.
Male. Female. Total. Male. Female. Total. Male. Female. Total.


1946 1221 1196 2417 119 118 237 97 9 98
1947 1321 1236 2560 141 125 266 106 101 104
1948 1274 1206 2480 149 127 276 115 108 111
1949 1294 1299 2593 122 113 235 92 84 88
1950 1386 1276 2662 134 157 291 97 123 109


STILL-BIRTHS.








MATERNAL MORTALITY.

Year. 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950


Total Births and Still-births 2491 2637 2543 2672 2737
Deaths due to accidents of child-
birth ... 16 5 6 6 2
Rate per 1000 ... 6.4 1.9 2.3 2.7 74


IV. HYGIENE AND SANITATION.
(1) PREVENTIVE MEASURES.
Mosquito and insect borne diseases. The incidence of these diseases was as
usual low. General measures consisting in draining, filling up and oiling low
lying areas were carried out during the year. The incidence of the Culex mosquito
during the raing season, mainly from pit latrines and accumulations in pot holes
was high, as was also the case in the lower reaches of slow running streams into
which the effluents from Arrowroot factories are run. Measures consisted in oiling
all pits known to be breeding larvae, clearing edges of all streams and opening the
mouths of the streams wherever they were blocked by sandbars. During the year
829 pits were oiled. D.D.T. and Gammexane in solution in Kerosene oil was used
in control measures against the adult mosquito. The quicker knockdown from
gammexane seems to favour its use over that of DDT. in adult control. These
insectides were also used against flies, fleas, bedbugs and cockroaches with good
effect. As a routine measure the Fort Institutions, the Arnos Vale Extension
Hospital, the Mental Hospital and the Kingstown Prison were disinsectised.

Epidemic Diseases.
Preventive measures in the form of vaccination against Smallpox and
inoculation of contacts of cases of Enteric fever were carried out throughout the
year. There were 25 cases of Enteric fever with 8 deaths. A total of 4111
inoculations were given during the year. Other measures carried out were
improvement of Sanitary Conveniences, water supplies and general cleaning up in
all areas where cases occurred. The new water supply which was put into
operation on the 31st October, 1949, has undoubtedly reduced the risk of water
borne diseases in the Capital town and its suburban areas. During 1950 extensions
from this supply were laid on to the upper Richmond Hill Village (Rockies), Sion
Hill and Montrose, some of the inhabitants of which villages had previously
obtained their water supply from suspicious sources. 228 Vaccinations were
performed and 38 Diphtheria prophylactic inoculations were given.

Helminthic Diseases.
The provision of satisfactory sanitary conveniences on all premises is insisted
upon. In Kingstown wherever conditions are suitable and cost within the means
of householders the desire is to put in water flush latrines with Septic Tanks, 3
were installed during the year. In the country districts the better class house is
fitted with water closet leading to soak-away-pit a very satisfactory type of
convenience wherever soil permits. The greater number of houses, however, are
served by pail closets in the Small Towns and pit latrines in scattered rural








districts and villages. There is no question as to the success of the pit latrine in
St. Vincent. The erection of these latrines in the country districts has reduced
soil pollution and the attendant spread of hookworm and other Helminthic
diseases. During the year as a result of the action of Sanitary Inspectors 345
new privies were built; 763 privies repaired; 435 privies made fly-proof; 182 new
cesspits constructed; 48 cesspits repaired.

(II) GENERAL MEASURES OF SANITATION.
Sewage Disposal: The deep pit latrine still continues to give entire
satisfaction in rural areas. The pit, pail and sea-latrines are being replaced in
urban areas by water flushed latrines. During the year another water flush
communal latrine was erected by the Kingstown Board by funds made available
under C. D. & W. scheme on the north bank of the North River. This latrine
replaces the temporary Communal Pail Latrine which was a substitute for the
Rose Place Sea-Latrine destroyed by a storm in 1944. Plans are on foot, it is
understood, for erecting a similar Water Flush Communal Latrine at Carpenter's
Yard. In general the efforts made to improve the disposal of all faecal matter was
satisfactory as shown in the results of action of Sanitary Inspectors in the
preceding paragraph.
The private latrine programme commenied in 1948 in the Belair Health Centre
area and financed by local funds was continued during the year. Forty-seven
precast concrete units were fitted over small pits which have been found to give
better service than the bore-hole in this area. In August 1950 approval of a Private
Latrine Programme along with other schemes with funds made available by C.D.
& W. to the Public Health Engineering Unit now functioning under the Public
Health Department was commenced. 160 Units were cast and 3 erected at Layou.
It is hoped that the programme of installation will be carried out extensively at
Layou, Clare Valley and Brighton in 1951. An experimental 4 sitting bore-hole
latrines was installed at Clare Valley while the Communal pit latrines at
Barrouallie was removed to a new pit and one of the Communal latrines at
Vermont was replaced by a new pit latrine. In this latter latrine precast concrete
units supported on reinforced beams were used, this will allow the units and foot
plates to be removed for further use when the pit becomes full. Minor repairs
were also carried out to other Communal latrines at Vermont, Montrose,
Barrouallie, Peniston and Sion Hill.

Scavenging : The removal of house and trade refuse was carried out daily by
the scavengers and scavenging carts in Kingstown and the Small Towns. Final
disposal is carried out by burning of combustible matter and burial of the
noncombustible. During the year 6485 cart loads (approximately 5860 tons) of
refuse were removed from Kingstown.

Water Supply : The new water supply to Kingstown from the Marriaqua
Valley has proved a boon to the city and those areas to which extension were
made during the year. Apart from the advantages which the community enjoys
from increased facilities for personal hygiene the scavenging and cleaning of
streets and drains has been made easier and advantage of the good supply is taken
to flush street crossings and blocked drains. The four larger rural water supplies
at Troumaca, Lowmans-Lauders, South Rivers and Sandy Bay were taken over by
the P.W.D. while the protection of the Dubois spring which was commenced in 1949
was completed in August. The ViJa.(e is now served by two standpipes centrally
placed. All other rural supplies were maintained at a satisfactory standard.








Clearance of Bush : During the year 719 premises were cleared of bush. Two
hundred and sixty-four trees were cut down and seven hundred and forty-nine
trees trimmed.

Sanitary Inspection: Twenty-eight thousand four hundred and eight
inspections were made. Three hundred and sixty-six statutory notices were served
and two hundred and ninety-one complied with. Ninety intimation notices were
served thirty-seven complied with and twelve thousand three hundred and twenty
verbal directions given and nine thousand three hundred and five complied with.
As a result of notices served and verbal directions given the following work was
carried out.

RESULTS OF NOTICES AND VERBAL DIRECTIONS.


Yards paved ..... ...... ...... 1
Yard pavement repaired ...... 10
Yards cleaned ..... ...... ...... 2717
Yards filled in ...... ...... ...... 72
Drains constructed ...... ...... 96
Washing troughs cleaned ...... 2
Sinks repaired ...... ...... ...... -
Sinks cleaned ...... ...... ...... 13
Sinks constructed ...... ...... 2
Gullies cleaned ...... ...... ...... 15
Lavatories cleaned ...... ...... 1
Washing platforms cleaned ...... 6
Sewer basins cleaned ...... ..... 21
Sewer basins installed ...... ...... 7
Sewer basins repaired ...... ...... 4
New privies built ...... ....... ...... 345
Privies repaired ...... ....., .. ...... 763
Privies made fly-proof ;... ...... 435
New cess-pits constructed ...... 182
Cesspits repaired ...... ...... 48
Urinals cleaned ...... . ..... ...... 34
Accumulation of manure re-
m oved ..... ...... ...... 816
Cesspits emptied ..... ..... ...... 40
Cesspits oiled .... ... ..... 820
Barracks repaired ...... ... 23
Trees cut down ...... ...... 264
Trees trimmed ...... ..... ...... 749
Flush tanks installed ..... .... 7
Flush tanks repaired ...... ..... 5
Sanitary Dustbins provided ...... 50
Dustbins repaired ...... ..... -
Dustbins cleaned and disinfect-
ed ...... ... ..... ..... 3
Uncovered dustbins covered ..... 11
Drains repaired ...... ...... .... 39
Drains cleaned ...... ... ... 371
Kitchens repaired .... 32
Houses ventilated -


Roofs closeboarded ....
Premises cleared of bush
Retail shops painted ......
Spiritshops painted
Barber shops painted ....
Fry shops painted ...... ......
Parlours painted ......
Restaurants painted
Hotels painted ...... ......
Bread Carts painted
Barracks painted
Concrete floor of retail shop re-
paired ...... ...... ......
Concrete floor of bakehouses re-
paired ...... ...... ......
Parlours
Cowsheds
S Stables
Retailed shops cobwebbed
Cook shops cobwebbed ......
Spirit shops cobwebbed......
Parlours cobwebbed
Bakehouses cobwebbed ...... .....
Provision stores cobwebbed
Barracks cobwebbed ...
Cowsheds cobwebbed ....
Stables cobwebbed
Aerated Water Factories
scrubbed ......
Retailed scrubbed
Cook shops scrubbed
Spirit shops scrubbed ......
Barber shops scrubbed ......
Parlours scrubbed ......
Hotels scrubbed ......
Restaurants scrubbed ....
Stables scrubbed.......
Cowsheds scrubbed -


52
719
47
29

1
11


4
4

15

28
10
18
69
335
12
61
71
82
51
18
15
40

60
177
9
52
11
88
2
80
294
88







DISINFECTION.
Cesspits oiled and disinfected for enteric fever ...... ..... 16
Bakehouses limewashed ...... ..... ..... ...... ... 11
Aerated Water Factories limewashed ..... ...... ...... 8
Retail Shops limewasned ...... ...... .. ...... ...... 40
Fry Shops limewashed ...... ..... ...... ...... ...... -
Restaurants limewashed ...... ..... .. ...... ..... 5
School Iygiene The school latrines were satisfactorily maintained throughout
the year. Repairs were carried out to the following school latrines. The
Kingstown Anglican, the Byera Hill Anglican, Spring Village and Layou
Government, Belair Anglican, the Kingstown Roman Catholic, Stubbs Government,
Mesopotamia Government, the Kingstown Methodist and Biabou while new
latrines were provided at the Union Island School, Troumaca, Questelles and
Lowmans (Leeward) schools.

Labour Conditions The cost of living index reading for January 1950 was 229
and 228 for December 1950. This does not mean that'there was a drop of one
point in the index throughout the year. There were fluctuations with peaks in
months of February and March-231 points-due to increase in the prices of fresh
beef and unrefined sugar. This levelled off to 228 points in April due to a decrease
in the retail price of flour. In August and September the index rose again to 229
points due to increases in the price of clothing (Denin and Khaki). The index
then fell back to 228 on account of a decrease in the price of Kerosene oil and
continued at that figure to the end of the year.
Employment was fairly uniformly distributed throughout the year for skilled
and unskilled labour. There was a sharp rise in employment both for skilled and
unskilled labour from October to December to remedy storm damage generally and
effect repairs to roads. During this period 837 males and 529 females were
employed at an expense of $41,000.000. Employment of Artisans was good up to
October with a falling off toward the end of the year when several of the bigger
building projects of the P.W.D. were brought to a close. The rates of pay of daily
paid Government employees were increased as from 1st January 1950 by a cost of
living bonus of 40% on their wages increasing them to 84 cents per day for men
and 67 cents per day for women, while the rates of pay for agricultural workers
were increased from 68 cents to 72 cents per day for men and from 51 cents per day
to 54 cents for women as from April 1950.

,V. HOUSING During the year 180 building applications were approved by
the :Department. Other building activities in areas under their control will be
shown by the report of the Central Housing & Planning Authority.

VI. FOOD IN RELATION TO HEALTH AND DISEASE.
Meat Inspection :Regular meat inspection was carried out at the Kingstown
Abgttoir and in rural districts, especially in the Arnos Vale and Fountain area
which has become a meat marketing area of some magnitude. At the Kingstown
Abgltoir 960 Beef Animals; 691 Pigs; 299 Goats and 195 Sheep were inspected.
From these inspections 3 -whole carcases of Beef animals were condemned along
wihi several organs of a total weight of 4 tons, 2 cwt, 1 stone, 3 lb. In the out
districts 322 animals of all classes were inspected when 1 whole beef carcass was
coz~iemned we ihing -inthe.yiqinity of 600 lb as well as a few diseased organs.








A detailed report of meat inspection at the Kingstown Abattoir for the year is
appended. Appendix "A"
Food in Relation to Health As a result of inspections of food in grocery stores
and warehouses the following articles were condemned as unfit for human
consumption : 39 cases Biscuits; 4 cases Sweet Biscuits; 25 tb cheese; 172 barrels
Herrings; 25 barrels Mackerel; 163 bags Onions; 162 bags Potatoes; 100 cases
Salmon; 14 cases Sausages and 259 cases Smoked Herrings.
Attention was paid to the cleanliness of the food vending establishments. Food
Vendors were called upon to be medically examined and registered with the
Sanitary Authority as a routine measure.
As a result of notices and verbal directions given to food vendors 11
Bakehouses, 8 Aerated Water Factories, 40 Retail Shops and 5 Restaurants were
limewashed; and 47 Retail Shops, 29 Spirit Shops, 1 Fry Shop and 11 Parlours
painted. Other measures such as cobwebbing, scrubbing and repairing concrete
floors were carried out throughout the year as shown under results of notices and
verbal directions.
Milk Sampling was carried out by the Milk Sanitary Inspector regularly
throughout the year. 277 samples were taken. Vendors whose milk gave readings
below the required standard were warned and in cases of repetition of a low
reading on sampling again appeal to the cow samples were taken. In order to
be fair to all concerned samples were taken both from the dairymen and hawkers.
Twenty-four cases were entered of which seven were heard and convictions
obtained. Fines amounting to $25.80 were imposed. One of the major activities
of the Milk Sanitary Inspector is to advise dairymen on clean methods of
producing milk and it is not claiming too much to state that there has been
definite improvement in this direction, while the effect of regular samples and
testing has brought about some improvement in the quality of the milk offered for
sale. It is hoped that on receipt of new apparatus for sampling, now on order,
increased sampling and vigilance in all directions should lead to higher standards
of cleanliness and quality in market milk. A detail report of Milk Inspections is
appended. Appendix B "

MEASURES TAKEN TO SPREAD THE KNOWLEDGE OF HYGIENE AND
SANITATION.
Throughout the year Sanitary Inspectors, Health Visitors and district Nurse-
Midwives gave talks to householders on general Health matters. Advice was also
given to expectant mothers on antenatal, natal & post natal care at the Clinics at
the Belair Health Centre and the Kingstown Day Nursery during the year. In
November a. Health Fair was held at the Belair Health Centre when
Cinematographic films on Tuberculosis and Milk were shown.

VII. PREVENTION AND SOCIAL MEDICINE.
The BELAIR HEALTH CENTRE continued to be the centre of Public Health
activities. In addition to the work done at this centre control was maintained
over the Public Health activities of the Nurses who have completed a course of
training at Belair and who are carrying on these activities in their respective
districts e.g. Calliaqua, Mesopotamia, Stubbs and Georgetown.
Another class of District Nurses and Midwives was admitted for one years
training in Public Health Nursing. Two Nurses who had completed their year of
training at the Belair Health Institute and two Sanitary Inspectors were sent to
Jamaica for courses of training leading to the Certificate of the Royal Sanitary
Institute







VIII. MATERNITY AND CHILD WELFARE.
Maternity Hygiene Service to Expectant Mothers.
1. 100 Antenatal and postnatal clinics for examination and advice were held
twice a week at the Belair Health Institute by the Health Matron, Nurses-in-
training, and the medical officer in charge.
There were 685 .attendances and 204 new case
2. Home visits were made (120 antenatal and 242 post natal) by the Health
Nurses under the supervision of the Health Matron for the following purposes
(a) Education of the mother
(b) Demonstration of methods
(c) Rendering actual assistance where necessary in any capacity
(d) Following up cases who did not attend clinics regularly
3. Control of all women practising midwifery in the area
(a) Local registration with Health Matron
(b) Regular inspection of equipment by He.alth Matron
(c) Tuition and guidance at the bedside.
Infant and pire-school Hygiene Service.
1. Combined clinics for infants and children of pre-school age were held twice
a week for weighing, general observation, and advice. There were 392
attendances with 111 new cases.
2. Dental clinics to which children in needof Dental care are held at the
Colonial Hospital
3. Day Nurseries for the care of children of working mothers were held at the
Belair Health Institute, Kingstown, and Georgetown.
4. 364 Home visits were made to infants and 645 to Toddlers.

School Hygiene Service.
1. Medical examinations of school children by the Medical Officer were carried
cut weekly. (Each child to be examined at least three times during his
school career) and a card index system of recording the results was
maintained at the Belair Health Institute ; 3
2. School children were inspected by the Health Matron and Health Nurses for
miner defects, cleanliness etc. Talks and demonstrations on nutrition were
given by the Matron.
3. Ophthalmic and dental clinics were held at the Colonial Hospital to which
school children were referred.
4. Home visits were made by the Health Nurses to the parents for the purpose
of securing connection of defects noted.

Endemic Disease Control.
1. Social Diseases Clinics for the treatment of venereal diseases and yaws Were
held weekly by the medical officer.
2. Home visits were made by the Health Instructor and Health Nurses for the
purpose of
(a) teaching prophylaxis
(b) advising upon methods of isolation and quarantine and ensuring
their observance.


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(c) investigating of conditions
(d) ensuring examination of contacts
(e) surveillance
(f) bedside nursing and care.
3. Immunization against small pox, typhoid fever, etc. were carried out.

Sanitation and Hygiene Service.
1. Home visits were paid by the Health Instructor to advise upon question of :
(a) Overcrowding
(b) Latrine construction. The program of improving the condition of
latrines was continued with the aid of the Public Health
Engineering Unit.
(c) Control of mosquitoes, flies and other insect pests
(d) Control of rats and other vermin
(e) Domestic water supplies and water storage
(f) Handling and storage of food
(g) Refuse disposal
(h) Ventilation
(i) Care of animals
(j) Production, handling and storage of milk.

PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEERING UNIT
The year 1950 marked the de-centralisation of the Branch office in accordance
with the proposals by His Excellency the Governor of the Windward Islands. All
furniture, equipment and files were handed over to the Senior Medical Officer of
the Island. Staff contracts were also adjusted to meet local requirements.
The activities of the Unit were again connected with various departments and
spread over the entire Island. For purposes of this report we have used the
following heads to give briefly what has been accomplished during the year under
review.
1. Accommodation 2. Staff
3. Block Vote 4. Public Baths
5. Public Latrines G. Public Urinal
7. Refuse Disposal 8. Private Latrine Programme
9. Latrine Unit Factory 10. School Latrines
11. Landcrete Machine 12. Pipe Making Machine
13. Drainage 14. Central Housing & Planning
Authority.
15. Transportation. 16. Conclusion

Accommodation.
The independent office which we in the past had occupied was vacated, the
Unit's staff, field and office equipment was given accommodation on the first flocr
of the Medical Department Building and sharing part of the Public Health office.
Though the space is limited we have found that being within the Public Health
Compound facilitates the smooth running of our Unit.

Stag.
Mr. Eric Munro, Field Technician who was transferred on promotion to
Dominica as Engineering Assistant relinquished his post with our office during the








month of January, 1950 and was replaced by Mr. Stanley Branch on the 18th
February, 1950. Every effort was made by the Engineering Assistant with the
limited time at his disposal to instruct Mr. Branch in the running of the office and
his immediate duties. Instruction in Field work and surveying was always given.

Block Vote.
The Block Vote of 7198 (Public Health Improvements) allocated to St. Vincent
from C.D. & W. Funds to cover the cost of a programme involving the construction
of Private Latrines, Public Latrines, Public Baths, Sewage Disposal, and Drainage
was approved by the Secretary of State on the 25th July, 1950 for a period of four
years.

Public Baths.
Barrouallie. This bath comprising eight cubicles, 4 each for male and female
was nearing completion at the end of the year. Left to be done was the washing
of concrete walls and the painting of woodwork. This building was constructed
of concrete with a parapet roof and covered with aluminum sheets.

Public Baths.
Troumaca. The design of the building is similar to that at Barrouallie except
for the size. Provision is only made for six cubicles three each for male and
female.

Public Latrines.
Vermont. For this village a six compartment Pit Latrine was constructed
using cut precast standard concrete unit. The entire wooden superstructure was
prefabricated at our factory, transported to the site and assembled over the pit.
Total cost of erecting this latrine was $450.00
Barrouallie. Extensive repairs had to be effected.
Clare Valley. At this village we laid down a four Unit Bore Hole type of
Latrine using our precast units and assembling a prefabricated wooden
superstructure over same.
Rose Place (Kingstown). With plans submitted from Hd. Office and under
our supervision the Town Board erected a Water Flush Latrine with seating
accommodation for four male and five female. This Latrine is admirably serving
the people of lower Kingstown. Though shown on plan we did not consider it
advisably to construct the night soil hopper as we are not yet satisfied that the
contents of a soil bucket in St. Vincent should be directed into a Septic Tank. This
is mainly due to the large percentage of undigestable matter and disinfectants.
The disposal of soil buckets is a matter we are considering seriously so as to relieve
the present method of dumping. We propose in the near future to put into effect
a method by which the Septic Tank will be by-passed and bucket contents
deposited into the hopper will be carried away through a pipe far out to sea.
Serving a very useful purpose are two baths, one each for male and female,
installed within this building.
New Market. (Kingstown) At the request of the Town Board the Engineering
Assistant made recommendations that were put into effect. This section now has
an addition of three seats. Using the compartments set aside for caretakers two
baths were installed Reports reaching us and from our own observatioii these are
serving a very useful purpose.








Chateaubelair. The Engineering Assistant and the Sanitary Superintendent
examined the existing (sea) Public Latrine and various sites within the area, with
a view to replacing same, using a water flush type on land. The existing condition
only permitted us to recommend the repair, enlargement and extension to sea of
the existing latrine.

Public Urinal (Kingstown Market).
At the request of the Town Board we designed and supervised the erection of a
urinal within the compound of the existing market. Accommodation for both
male and female has been provided with good flushing arrangements.

Refuse Disposal (Layou).
The Incinerator at this Town was reconditioned. The roof of the shed was
repaired and a few bad posts replaced.

Private Latrine Programme.
A programme for the Belair Village which was temporarily suspended was
again put into effect towards the middle of the year, and by the end of the year
under review we had supplied 49 complete units.
At the request of the Public Works Department Twin Bore Latrines with
wooden superstructures were erected by our unit for the following buildings :-
Biabou Dispensary ...... ...... ...... 2 Seats
Drs. Quarters-Belair ...... ...... 1 Seat
Dispensers Quarters-Belair ...... 1 Seat
Govt. House (Prisoners) ...... ...... 1 Seat.

Latrine Unit Factory.
Kingstown. The opening of the year 1950 again found our unit controlling
this factory for the Central Housing & Planning Authority. All purchases were
made from the Authority who in themselves having the advantage of supplying
their Housing Schemes with units. After the approval of our Votes, we assumed
full control of this factory and at that time the Authority had the following items
in stock.

Box Seats ..... ...... 45 Bore Hole Rings ...... 4 Hoppers ...... ..... 4
Foot Plates ...... 30 4" x 4" Beams ...... 17 Rabit Plates ...... 27

From the 7th October, 1950 we started financing this factory from our Private
Latrine Programme Vote and by the end of the year we had successfully made the
following castings.
Box Seats ...... ...... 126 Rabit Plates ...... 102 "T" Beams ...... 22
Foot Plates ...... 86 4"_x 4" Beams ...... 52

From the above stocks we made deliveries as follows :-
Vermont Public Latrine 6.Sittings Barrouallie 10 Sittings
Biabou Dispensary 2 or Units
P.L.P. Sion Hill 6 P.L.P. 6 Sittings
Govt. House (Prisoners) 1 P.L.P. 4 "
Drs. Qrs. 1 "









A Unit comprise any of the following.:-
(a) 1 Box Seat, 1 Rabbit Plate, 1 Foot Plate; Production cost $4.79
(b) As (a) with 4 x 4 Beam; Production cost $5.09
(c) As (a) with two T Beams. (used for Schools and Public Buildings).
Mt. Bentinck. For the Central Housing & Planning Authority we established
and put into operation a Latrine Unit Factory approx. 24 miles from Kingstown.
Production from this factory was mainly to meet the needs of a large housing
scheme at Mt. Bentinck and its surrounding areas. During the time of its
operation the following were produced :-

80 Box Seats 62 Rabbit Plates
42 Foot Plates 23 4" x 4" Beams

School Latrines.
Byera Hill. It was necessary during the year to change the site of this latrine.
We have now laid down a Bore Hole Type of Latrine, using precast units and
transferring the existing building. It was pointed out that accommodation was
inadequate for this school and that the present holes may be overworked.
Barrouallie. For the P.W.D. we laid down for this new Landcrete School
Building two latrines, one building for the children, comprising eight seats and
the other two seats for the Teachers. Pit for these latrines were three feet wide
and dug to a depth of 16 feet, linod at the top with concrete and made to
accommodate out T Beams and precast units.

Landcrete Machine. (Producing soil cement blocks).
During the year in addition to the machine we controlled and operated for the
C.H. & P.A., the P.W.D. purchased one of their own. We were given the task of
assembling this machine and training a staff for their requirements. For a short
period the Housing Authority machine was removed by us to Canouan where our
staff produced blocks to erect a home for an Agricultural Attendant Production
from these two machines while under our control was used to erect five Landcrete
Block Buildings also referred to in another part of this report.
Sometime during the year the machine owned by the Housing Authority was
boxed and shipped by us to Antigua to assist in their re-building programme.

Pipe Making Machine.
This machine on loan to us from Grenada was operated for a short period
producing 800-6" pipes for the P.W.D. These pipes were finished at a cost of 7.9
each.

Drainage.
Paul's Lot Relief Drain During the month of November, 1950, our plans,
estimates and recommendations were submitted to the Town Board. Work was
in progress as the year closed.
South River Relief Drain. During the early part of the year the completion of
this relief drain was accomplished. The entire job was carried out according to
our plans. It can well be said that this drain has begun to serve the purpose for
which it was intended as evident after heavy rains on two distinct occasions.







Central Housing & Planning Authority.
For the entire year under review we again assisted the Authority on every
Scheme that came under their control. The various duties comprise the
preparation of plans and estimates; surveying house lots and locating boundary
marks; building landcrete Block houses and retaining walls; constructing drains
and laying out roads and erecting latrines.

Transportation.
During the year under review our Truck though showing effects of the hard
work done in past years, still continued to transport staff and materials to various
jobs in all parts of the Island. We hope that this Truck after being refitted with
new parts and general repairs carried out it will be able again to undertake the
regular and heavy duties.

COLONIAL HOSPITAL, 1950.
Number of Patients Male Female Total
Remaining over from 1949 .... ...... 50 59 109
Admitted in 1950 ...... ...... ...... 994 1339 2333
Remaining at 31/12/50 ...... ..... 44 56 100
Daily average for 1950 ...... .... 128
Number of Surgical Operations. (See attached Table)
'Number of Laboratory Examinations. (See attached Table)
Number of J-Ray Examinations (See attached Table)
Classification of Diseases and Deaths. (See attached Form).

Maternity Department.
Total No. of cases 462
Babies born alive 418
Still Births 23
Miscarriages 2
Abortions 19
Deaths 3
Antepartum Eclampsis 6
Postpartum Eclampsis 2
Premature Births 5
Forceps Delivery 6
Caesarean Section 4
Retained Placenta 4
Puerperal Sepsis 4
Antepartum Haemorrhage 6
Postpartum Haemorrhage 1
Placenta Pravia 3
B.B.A.'s 22
Training of Local Medical and Health Personnel.
Nurses : 32 Probationer Nurses were in Training during the year.
Midwives : 6 Midwives took examinations in 1950.
Dispensers. 5 were undergoing a three-year course during the year.
A Total of 2976 patients attended the Dental Clinic and 4316 extractions were dane







CLASSIFICATION OF SURGICAL OPERATIONS PERFORMED AT THE COLONIAL HOSPITAL
DURING THE YEAR 1950.


ABDOMINAL & GYNAECOLOGICAL
Appendicectomy
Hysterectomy
Salpyngectomy etc.
Caesarean Section
Obstetric-Version, Forceps, etc
Dilation and Curettage
Laparotomy Intestinal, Ob-
struction, etc.
Hernia and Hydrocele
Circumcisions

GENITO-URINARY
Suprapubic Cystostomies
Prostatestomy
Urethretemy
Dilations of Urethral Stricture

ORTHOPAEDIC
Amputations
Fractures and Dislocations
Manipulations low Back S. I.
Joint, etc
TOTAL .... -


Removal of Meniscus


27 EYES
14 Excision of Pterygia Melbomian
3 Cyst, etc.
5 Enucleation of Eye
41 Cataract

26 ExcisioN OF TUMORS
62 Benign
59 Malignant

UNCLASSIFIED
3 Thyroidectomy
0 Tonsils and Adenoids
1 Incissions of Abscesses, Whit-
96 low, etc.
Avulsion of Toenail Curettage
etc.
13 Removal of Foreign Body
63 Miscellaneous


..... ...... 1079


LABORATORY COLONIAL HOSPITAL 1950.
Staff : The technician-in-charge was the only technician for the month of
January, and was also the only trained technician on the staff for the year. Mr.
Conrad Babb resigned at the end of his vacation leave and in February Mr. Richard
John was transferred from the Agricultural Department to take up duties as
student technician with a view to taking Mr. Babb's place. The steadily
increasing work however, together with the fact that the technician-in-charge is
also the X-ray Technician necessitated the transfer of Mr. S. B. Iton on
secondment from the Grammar School in August. Mr. Iton had some previous
experience in Laboratory work and proved to be of great assistance especially in
carrying out the chemical analysis of the Department. Mr. Richard John, a very
promising student technician, did not remain long and resigned in October.
The Laboratory staff for the remainder of the year comprised the following :-
Technician-in-charge, Assistant Technician (student) and a Laboratory
Attendant.

General : There was an increase in the work done over the past years; the
total No. of specimens examined amounted to 5417 as compared with 3587 in 1949
and 1803 in 1948.

The type of work done was much the same although some new tests were done,
viz, Smears for Vincent's Angina, Fractional Test meal examination of Seminal
Fluid etc.






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Chemical Tests on blood included Blood Ureas, Blood Sugars, Glucose
Tolerance Tests, Van der Bergh reactions etc., whilst miscellaneous blood
examinations included Reticuloayte counts, Plutilit Counts, Blood Smears for
abnormal cells.
Fuecan was examined for Bile, occult Blood etc. and other exams were carried
out on Pathological Fluids from the Operation Theatre which also sent specimens
to be transmitted to Trinidad for Histological examination.
Staff-in-training : There were two technicians (attached to the staff) in
training during the course of the year.
Summary : A summary of the examinations carried out at the Laboratory is
attached.







CLASSIFICATION OF EXAMS DONE AT LABORATORY DURING 1950.


Nature of Specimen.


Blool
Blood Sedimentation .
Total Cell Counts ...
Differential Cell Con is ...
(Grouping ...
Plasmodia .
Filaria ...
Widal ...
Chemical ..
HTS (Kha's) ...
Miscellaneous
FECES
Ova of Aun ylos toma Duo-
denalo .
(Larvae) & Ova of Strong
yloides Sterceralis
Ova of Ascaris Lumbricoi-
es ...
Ova of Tiicharis
Trichiur a
Cysts, Eutainoeba etc. .
Giardia
Mixed Infectionis
Chemical
[TRINE ..
Chemical .
Microscopic
SMHEARS ...
For Neisseria (Gon')rrh(ia ...
M, Mycobacterium Leprac
SPUTUM
For Mycobacterim Tuber-
cnlosis ..
SKIN SCRAPING ..
For Fungun Infection
CEREBROSPINAL FLUID
Cell Counts
Chemicals ...
MITMCELLANEOUS ...


Total


No. of Cases.


3384
562
698
461
18
50
24
38
72
1451
10
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1233
657
576
59
48
11
100

100
1
1
11
5
6
7


Positive. Negative. Doubtful.


5417 -1 --


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RADIOLOGICAL CLINIC 1950.
The staff of the Department remained the same as during 1949; the
Technician-in-charge, Laboratory, being also X-ray Technician.
A nurse from the Operating Theatre was posted for duty at the department
on three days per week except when emergency operations made her presence at
the Theatre necessary.
Although the type of work done was much the same, there was a general
increase in the amount over the previous years. No Flouroscopy was done during
the year.
A total of 910 examinations were done necessitating the taking of 1307 Fllms,
compared with 570 examinations and 763 films in 1949, and some 500 exams and
740 Films in 1948.


A summary of the
tables :-


work done and Films taken is shown in the following


Part Examined No. of Finlm Part Examined No. of Films
Skull 29 Gall Bladder 1
Chest 372 Dental 28
G.I. Series 34 Shoulders and Clavicle 20
Abdomen (Preg. etc) 13 Ribs lower 5
Spine 34 Urinary Tract 5
Pelvis & Hips 24 Others 40
Extremeties-Upper 143
Extremities-Lower 162 Total 910



Size of Films Amt. Used Size of Films Amt. Used
15" X 12" 352 81/2" 61" 337
12" X 10" 351 Dentals 16
10" x 8" 251 Total 1307







CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES AND DEATHS IN TRE YEAR ENDING
31sT DECEMBER, 1950.


Name of Disease.


Tonsilitis and Adenoidites ..
Enteric Group .
Undulent Fever
Malaria
Typhus .
Small Pox
Measles
Scarlet Fever
Whooping Cough
Diptheria
In&uenza
Cholera
Dysentery
Plague
Yellow Fever
Leprosy
Erysipelsa
Encephalitis Lethargiea
Poliomyelitis acute
Meningococcal Meningitis
Yaws
Syphilis .
Gonora'hcet
Tetanus
Tuberculosis of the Respiratory System
Other Tubercular Disease
Other Epidemic, Endemic and Infections Diseases
Cancer, Malignant Disease
Pellagra
Other Vitamin Deficiency Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Diabetes
Other General Diseases ..
Sepsis
Other Tumors
Menthal Diseases
Cerebral Haemorrhage
Other affection of the Nervous System and Organs of
the senses


No. of No. of
Cases. Deaths.


Carried forward ... 760 77


26 -
25 8

3






10

6





3

39 1
34 2
28 1
10 4
73 40
7 1

20 4

33
33 -
16 2
55 4
260
39
6
7 2

57 8








CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES AND DEATHS IN THE YEAR ENDING
31ST DECEMBER, 1950-(Jontd.)
Nam of Diese


i No. of
Name of Disease.
(tases.

Brought forward ... 760

Heart Disease ... 39
Arterio Sclerosis ... 3
Other Diseases of the Circulatory System ... 22
Bronchitis ... 7
Pneumonia (all forms) ... 2'1
Other Respiratory Diseases ... 18
Ulcer Stomach, Duodenum etc. ... 17
Diarrhea and Enteritis :
(a) under 2 years ... 1
(b) over 2 years ... 18
Ankylostomiasis ... 37
Intestinal Parasites ... 2L
Appendicitis ... 51
Cirrhosis of Liver ... 5
Other Diseases of thi Digestive System ... 53
Acute and Chronic Nephritis ... 23
Other Diseases of the Genito Urinary System ... 211
Puerperal Sepsis ... 13
Other Accidents and Diseases of Pregnancy ... 64
Congenital Debility, Premature:
Births, Malformations etc. ... 13
Infant Neglect ... 38
Sucide ... -
Other Forms of Violence ... 291
Senility ... 8
Other defined Disease ... 5
Unknown of ill defined Disease .. 24
Hernia ... 68
Chronic Ulcers ... 101
Burns ... 27
Maternity case ... 462


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)No. of
heaths.


I8

1
3


-


2
1

I

7
1
1
2


2442


Total






ANNUAL RETURNS OF MEAT


APPENDIX A.
INSPECTION conducted at the KINGSTOWN. ABATTIOR during 1st
January to 31st December. 1950.


INSPECTIONS.


ANIMALS.


E1EF ANIMALS
Heads (Tongues)
Hearts
Ln gs
Livers
KidneN s
Intestines
Quarters
Whole Carcases
PIGS
Heads
Hearts
Lnnigs
Livers
Kidneys
Intestines
Quarters
Whole Carcases
GOATS
Hearts
Lungs
Livers
Intestines
SHEEP
Hearts
Lungs
Livers


CONDEMNATIONS.


T a. Parasilic Tubercu- Other
Totals. Infection. loss. Causes.


960
960
960
1920
960
1920



691
691
691
1382
691
1382



299
299
598
299

195
195
390
195


0
0
2
132
64
36
18
0
0
0
1
4
1192
480
1020
4
6
0

0
18
38
0

0
8
36


Approx-
Total
Weight.


4
36
1545
996
96
210
0
1440


140
4
2760 ,
1076
274
24
160 ,
:160 ,,

3 oz.
30 lbs.
57
4


15 ,,
54

9285 or


Remarks.


A bscesses.
Degenerative change.
Abscesses,.Aspiration, etc.
Ambloid degeneration.
Calcerous deposits.
Abscesses, Ulceration,

Cold Slaughter.



Abscesses. Aspiration.
Fatty degeneration.
Nephritis, Infarcts, etc.




Degenerative changes.
Abscesses.
Ulceration.
Abscesses.





4tns. 2 cwt. 3qrs. Istn. 31bs.


GENERAL REMARKS.
The large amount of Lung and Liver condemnations among Swine is attributable to the type and condition of feeding. (It
is an indisputable fact that hogs fed on hot food and poor food e.g., Breadfruit etc., suffer largely from Cirrhosis which educes
the nutrient value of the Liver for human consumption.) Extensive travel and ill treatment too, add their quota in reducing
the effective bleeding of all meat carcases and their acceptabiliy for human consumption. In the absence therefore, of facili-
ties for the conversion of condemned oarcases or portions of carcases into useful by-products or the assurance that condemned
meat doled out as "dog feed" will not turn up in a consumer's dish, whole sale destruction of all condemned stuff is to be on-


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APPENDIX B.
INSPECTION O' DAIRIES IN 1950.

Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total.


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Dairies Inspected ... 7 8 4 6 5 2 7 5 3 6 5 3 61
Cattle Byres Inspected ... 3 8 3 2 5 2 4 1 3 2 33
Cowshels Inspected ... 13 18 15 7 12 5 11 8 17 10 17 13 146
Cow pens Inspected ... 18 15 12 19 12 6 18 13 11 8 23 17 172
Milk Venlors Utensils ... 25 87 76 41 50 30 58 47 63 51 45 38 611
Milk Shops ... 9 16 13 12 6 6 8 17 20 11 17 20 155
Animals Inspected ... 43 125 73 49 40 30 68 57 63 40 85 95 768
Cowsheds Cleaned ... 5 11 23 5 12 7 17 11 13 5 13 17 139
New pails repaired ... 4 4 4 3 7 2 1 3 5 3 2 38
New pails provided ... 1 2 5 2 6 2 3 4 3 4 32
Samples taken ... 9 47 31 19 34 33 22 20 28 34 277
Samples fulfilling P.H.Regs. ... 12 3 3 12 8 4 6 4 11 63
Milk Vendors spoken to ... 38 57 28 50 22 47 11 5 7 16 54 36 371
Milker spoken to ... 22 43 11 20 18 12 5 6 7 11 32 19 206
Producers given talks ... 28 59 23 25 14 16 16 18 23 13 41 ?9 315
Dairvmen given talks ... 12 11 8 -- 15 18 17 13 14 16 30 24 178
Pails fitted with pipes ... 11 17 13 10 9 5 7 13 li 106
Milk Vendors and Dairymen Medically
Certificated ... 220
Milk Certificates Issued .. 5 1 1 I 13


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