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Title: Saint Vincent government gazette
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Language: English
Creator: Saint Vincent
Publisher: G.P.O.
Place of Publication: Kingstown, St. Vincent
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Publication Date: May 10, 1955
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Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1, no. 1 (1868)-v. 112, no. 48 (Tues., 23 Oct. 1979)
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    Supplement to Gazette: The Statement of Securities held by the Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations, etc., on behalf of the Currency Fund at 31st December, 1954, is published with this issue of the Gazette, 10th May, 1955
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133


SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE


ji ubl Iih td by A ithorit.


V)I, CS. \ i ,'; I' S' i) M A.Y. !.W.55. -N(o. 28.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.

No. 1S3.
EXPEJrED ARRIVAL OF (OVERNOR-D)ESIGNATE, WINDWARD ISLANDS.
With reference to Government Notice No. 7T of 8th March, 1955, it is notified
for general information .that Mr. C. M. DEVERELL, C.M.G,. C.V.O., O.B.E., Gov-
ernor-Designate and Commander in Chief, Windward Islands. and Mrs. Deverell
are due to arrive in Trinidal by the Dutch Vessel "CONRICA" on 20th June, and
in Grenada on 21st June, 195b.
3rd May, 1955.
(A. 49/1948).
No. 201.
VISIT OF ACTING GOVERNOR TO ST. LUCIA.
His Excellency the Acting Governor of the Windward Islands, Mr. WALLACE
MACMILLAN proceeded to St. Lucia on 9th May, 1955, for an official visit of
about 2 weeks.
During His Excellency's absence from Grenada Mr. LOUIS COOLS-
LARTIGUE, O.B.E., Chief Secretary, Windward Islands, will be Governor's
Deputy.
10th May, 1955.
(A. 2/1950 III).
No. 186.
IN THE MATTER OF THE LAND ACQUISITION ORDINANCE 1946
(No. 22 of 1946)
AND
IN THE MATTER of a Declaration by the Governor in Council that a certain
portion of land at Eyre in the Parish of St. George is to be acquired for
a public purpose:
DECLARATION OF ACQUISITION OF LAND
(SECOND PUBLICATION)
WHEREAS it is enacted by Section 3 of the Land Acquisition Ordinance
(No. 22 of 1Po6) that if t1,- Governor in Council considers that any land should
be acquired for a public purpose he may cause a declaration to that effect to
be made.
AND WHEREAS it is considered by the Governor in Council that the under-
mentioned land should be acquired for public purpose, that is to say the con-
struction thereon of a Radio Relay Station:


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SA I I\'l VNC(1N lI. I >.DAY. W ) 1 A>. I 4,55.-(~No 'S.


Now IT Is HEREBY DECLARED by His Excellency the Governor acting by and
with the consent of the Executive Council of the Colony of Saint Vincent,
that upon the second publications of the Declaration in the Gazette all that
piece and parcel of land situate at Eyre in the Parish of St. George containing
2 rds. 21 perches (or 27497 sq. ft.) and bounded on the North, East and West
by lands of P. S. Nanton and on the South by the Publio Road, shall be acquired
for the above-mentioned purpose and shall vest absolutely in ths Crown:
AND IT Is HEREBY FURTHER DECLARED AND NOTIFIED T.HPT 'he plan showing
the above-mentioned Jand b-s beer drawn e ,! nr-ea",di by Mr. E. Stinson
Campbell licensed Land Surveyer, end mr' be inspected at all reasonable
hours at the Surveys Ofce in ':1 i'w'n l.) Kingsto'wn in the said Colony.
21st March, 1955.


No 187.
TENDERS FOR THE CONV.VYATNCI-' OF MAILS TO THE ST. VINCENT
(iRENADINHS AND CARI1ACOU.

Tenders will be received at the Treasury. 1Kingstown, for the conveyance
of mails, parcels, passengers -and c'rgo, oy motor vessel between St. Vincent
and St. Vincent Grenadines with a projected trip to Carriacou as contained
in the Schedule shown hereunder:-
SCHEDULE.
FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH weeks of each month-
MONDAYS. TUESDAYS.


Kingstown to
Leave Kingstown
Arrive Bequia
Arrive Canouan
Arrive Mayreau
Arrive Union Islan
l.Arrive Carriacou


Carr'acou.
8.00 a.m.
9.30 a.m.
1.00 p.m.
2.00 p.m.
d 3.30 p.m.
5.30 p.m.


Ca;riacou to Kingstown.
Leave Carriacou 7.30 a.m.
Arrive Union Island 8.30 a.m.
Arrive Mayreau 10.00 a.m.
Arrive Canou.an 11.15 a.m.
Arrive Bequia 2.30 p.m.
Arrive Kingstown 4.00 p.m.


FIRST WEDNESDAYS ONLY.
Leave Kingstown at 8.00 a.m. with Government Officials engaged on Gov,
ernment. business, arrive Bequia 9.00 a.m. and return same day.


THURSDAYS.
Kingstown to Union
Deave Kingstown
Arrive Bequia
Arrive Canouan
Arrive Mayreau
Arrive Union Island
SECOND and FOURTH
MONDAYS.
Kingstown to Union
Leave Kingstown
Arrive Bequia
Arrive Canouan
Arrive Mayreau
Arrive Union Island
WEDNESDAYS-
Kingstown to Union
Leave- Kingstown
Arrive Bequia
Arrive Canouan
Arrive Mayreau
Arrive Union Island


FRIDAYS.


island
8.00
9.30
1.00
2.00
3.30


Union Island to
.Leave Union Island
Arrive Mayreau
Arrive Canouan
Arrive Bequia
Arrive Kingstown


Kingstown.
8.00 a.m.
8.30 a.m.
10.00 :a.m.
1.00 p.m.
3.00 p.m.


Weeks of coach Month


TUESDAYS.


island
8.00 a.m.
9.30 a.m.
1.00 p.m.
2.00 p.m.
3.30 p.m.


islandd
7.00
8.00
11.30
12.30
1.30


Union Island toa
eavee Union Island
Arrive Mayreau
Arrive Canouan
Arrive Bequia
Arrive Kingstown


King stown.
8.00 aiam..
8.30 *a.m:
10.00 a.m.
1.00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.


SATURDAYS.
Union Island to Kingstownm.
Arrive Union Island 8.00 a.m.
Arrive Mayreau 10.30 a.m.
Arrive Canouan Noon
Arrive Bequia 3.30 p.m.
Arrive Kingstown 5.00 p.m.


2. The Contract will be for a period of six (6) months from 1st July,
1955. The several trips must be done in daylight with a reasonable stay at
each Island of the Grenadines.
3. Tenders which should be sealed, must state the amount of the subsidy
required, be addressed to the Colonial Treasurer, The Treasury, Kingstown,
and distinctly marked "Tenders for Conveyance of Mails, Passengers and
Cargo-(St. Vincent-Grenadines)."
4. Tenders will close at 3.00 p.m. on Tuesday. the 31st day of May, 1955.
5. Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender.
25th April, 1955.
(Q.17/1949).














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 MAY, 1955.-(No. 2s).


No. 202. No. 1 99.
APPOINTMENT I. DECLARAliON OF DOVE ISLAND AS
BURIAL (iROUND.
It is notified for -oneral informatioiI It is h.reyh notified that the Gov(.i -
thatMr. LAWRi;NCE E. NORRIE.U lit,.d ,or-iin-('unci] itt pursoitc. of the
States Putl)ie Aff tis Ofic, vr at lorti-of- jpo\\vrs ctl fvii (i l upon him bl .,il)-i c-
Sptin. Trinidadl. has iein a'iilointedI a tion (2) ,,f section 3 of the Hiuial
Consul 1o tihe United St:its of A.\m 'ic. GrIoun,!s ()r inan 19i1, la.s licelsod
10th May, 1955. 1n(I set ;l;.i it s :1 pri to v; ,l urlr "rouirnd
(R. 3/1949) :ill tihat I l) i l o 1 ii; n i i ;.t P (,\ (
islandl in lthl Colony of St. Vilceilnt.
3rd Mav 119,55.
No. 203. MW. 6/ I95-0
ReSUMPTION. --
No. 198.


Mr. (C. E. JOHN. Sonuior, Postman.
General Post Offic,. who hid beni
granted three months v;i(,ation leave
with effect from 1st Febriar' 1955.
resumed uhities with effect from 1st
May. 1955.
10th May. 1955.
(Q. 5/1942).


No. 204.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The Hononrablie .1. A. BAYNES. mein-
ber of the Le.islative (C'oneil. two
weeks leave of absence with oI ffectr f'r
:r'd May, 1955.
10th Mnv. 19fi5.
(A. 31/1948).

No. 20-5.
The honoiir:nile E. A. C. HUGHES,
member ot the Executive and Legisla-
tive Councils,. four weeks leave of
absence with effect from 5th May, 1955
10th May, 1955.

No. 206.
The Honourable A. C. CYRUS, Memn-
her of the Legislative Couneil, four
weeks leave of absence with efl'cl from
5th May, 1955.
10th May, 1955.
(A. 31/1948).


No. 207.
Reverend J. H. A. 1)UNN.
leave of absence with effect
June, 1955. as :-


8 months
from 1st,


(a) Marriage Officer,
(b) Official Attestor,
(c) Visitor to the (eotrgetoiwn. T'ollura-
111:1 ;ind (I rri ,s ( ve 'riiment
Schools.
10th May, 1955.
(J. 22/1951).


SALE OF TYPEWRITER.

Tenders ar:e invited for the purchase
of Pi:th -L,,,ck typewriter, tie tl'oper-
ty of tile Govpern ieitt of St. Vincent.
Pionsi init.ereslted may examine the
'"1" pl writer at ( ive lmou nlt 01)!ice d(!uri.ng
thloe Ilull*s of Illsilit s .
'PelnderTs-slonild ie (ld re.sed to the
.\>sis tn i Ad iinii'trator :in Establish-
ineni Olicer. G velrnnim iit (llice. and
should reali- him l1)v 3.Ai0 p.m. on Satur-
da:y 21st M.y, 1955.
(overnt'llinent does not binl itself to
;>ceept the hi.he-t or any tender.
3d May. 1955.

No. 208.
BANK HOLIDAYS.

Under the Bank 11olidta s Oriia:ii ,ce.
T'I'nll iy. tli, 24th Mlai\ (I Liipipre Dai),
Ieing a BJan k IHoliday. ull publicc Olfices
will he closed oil that day.
10th May, 1955.

No. 209.
Under the Bank Holidays Ordinance,
Monday the 30th May (Whit Monday),
being a Bank Holiday, all Public Offices
will be closed on that day.
10th May, 1955.

No. 210.
SUPPLEMENTS TO GAZETTE.

The St:imenit of Securitiis iheld by
the Cir, n Agents toti (e i sea Govern-
ments an:d Adminiistrat ll, (etc., oil be-
lhilf of tlhe tlirre y Fniild at. 31st
December, 191-4, is publiished with this
i-sie of thile (azel t.
10th May, 19,55.

No. 211.
The Accoutis of tIhe Cololny for tihe
period Ist Janutary to 28thli February
19-55. ;ire published withli tls is.nne of
the (jGazetle.
10th May, 19.55.













. INT' VINCENT. TUESDAY. 10 MAY, 1955.-(No. 28;.


No. 212.
Copies es minutes of i.-ting of the
Legislitive Council hloll ,,1, the 7th
April, 1955. whi.-h maiy lie seen it the
Government Officc. Kit -'stowni Library
and at all Rlevenue Oltfies.
Hy t mat<,


GOVERN
10th M


Trvnrm


EDUCATION NOTICES.

CAMBRIDGE LOCAL EXAMINATION,
1955.

PRIVATE CANDIDATES.


A. L. -AMU.\IL. IAI prisons other than Evning Class
Ar/ini Governoinrit Me(trelary. Students iind Studeiit Te;iche ts wiho
desire to0 sit ih, Ovee(i -a Sehol Certifi-
ENT OFFTICE, cate Fx:nin;tio to as Pli a:te ( alt,oiiht( s
acy, 19.55. should iinquite ait itie Ediention Office
A relfort' Slay 21st. for f'Irtlier particuiias.


U iL-AX 1V1jiMN Jl .AI N AN)
OTHER NOTICES.


W. M. LOPEY,
Acting Education Officer.


STATEMENT OF CURRENCY NOTE CIR- Al. 1pri.
CULATION IN THE BRITISH CARIBBEAN ---
TERRITORIES (EASTERN GROUP) CAMBRIDGE LOCAL EXAMINATIONS,
ON 1st APRIL, 1955. 1965.


Average Circulation during
February. 1.55 :-
Br. Oarihlean Cur-
r ncv Notes ...$54,066,172.00
Dmnonetiz,( Govt.
notes (ont4anding)... 1,606,992.00


British Caribbean Cur-
rency Notes in circu-
lation on 1st April,
1955 :-
'Frinidad & Tohago
(incildinllg Mont-
serrat) ...
Barbados ...
British GuiIIIa ...
Grenada
SL. Vincent ...
St. Lucia ...
Dominiic ...
Antiuta ...
St. Kitts ...

Total British Caribbean
Currency Notoe ...

Demonetized Trini-
dad & Tobago Govt.
notes outsiandl-
ing ...
Demonetized Brit-
ish Gniana Govt.
notes outstand-
ing ...
Demonetized Bar-
bados Govt. notes
outstanding ...

Total Government notes
outstanding ...


$55,673,164.00






$27,431.768.00
5.552,625.00
13,83:;i,78S;.00
1.'39..100.00
529,400.00
862,000.00
1,091,400.00
1,543,300.00
1,519,500.)00


$54,305,879.00


The Cambridge Local Higher School
Certificate Examinati, i, will be held
at this Centre in Nx, \ t i rlt nd Decem-
ber, 1955.
The foes, NX liich sloiild be I aid it the
Treasn y, are ;js fl]loxINs:-
University Fee:-
11. S. C. ... 4. 0. 0
S. C. ... 2. 17. 6
,, ,, (not more
than 3
subjects) 1. 10. 0
Local Fee:--H.S.C. & S.C. 5. 0
Entry Forms may be obtained front
the Local] Secretary. They should be
filled Iui ai.,i retor'ned to him, together
with the Treasury receipts, not la/er
than Saturday, 18th June, 1955.
Information in connection with "pri-
vate enlri( s may lie obtained trom the
Local Sec retary.

W. M. LOPEY,
Local Secretary.
EDUCATION OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN,
29th April, 1955.


$1,049.082.00
CONTROL NOTICE.


360,955.00


100,176.00


$1,510,213.00


Total circulation ... $55,816,092.00
L. SPENCE,
Executive Commissioner,
British Caribbean Currency
Board.
BRITISH CARIBBEAN CURRENCY
BOARD,
TREASURY CHAMBERS,
PORT-Ol-SPAIN,
TRINIDAD, B.W.I.


With the exception of the items
mentioned in the schedule hereunder,
no licenco. will be necessary for the ex-
port of* any commnodlity produced in St.
Vincent.
Schedule


Arrowroot
Cattle
Charcoal
Cocoa
Coconuts
Copn:t :;iid Copra
products


Farinc
Fowls
Goats
Pigs
Rumlt
Sheep
Sugar


Dated this 25th day of April, 1955.

C. R. WILLIAMS,
for Controller of Supplies.
25th April, 1955.














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 MAY, 1955.-(No. 28).


TREASURY DEPARTMENT.

LAND AND HOUSE TAX NOTICE.

NOTICE is hereby given that the undermentionLed persons having become
defaulters under the Land and House Tax Ordinance," their properties having
been levied upon will be offered for sale at 1 p.m. on Saturday 28th May, 19 55
at the Treasury, Kingstown, for the recovery of taxes due.
A. D. W. JOHNSON,
Colonial Treasurer.


Treasury Chambers,
Saint Vincent,
3rd May, 1955.

Name of Owners

' 1. Antoine Ivan
2. Boob Obadiah
3. Collis Maude
4. Christopher Victoria
5. Dodds Robertha
6. Farrell Albertha
7. Hepburn John Hrs.
8. Jeffrey Isaacs
9. Labby Dora
10. Nash Charles
11. Patrick John
12. Porter Christopher
13. Samuel Beatrice
14. Sayers Alexander
15. Stapleton Alder
16. Stewart Etheline
17. Trumpet Amos
18. Williams Daniel
19. Williams Luther


Situation of
Pro'.erty
Rutland Vale
Rutland Vale
Rutland Vale
Spring
Convent
Spring
Cumberland
Spring
Cumberland
Hermitage
Spring
Spring
Spring
Grove
Spring
Spring
Grove
Grove
Spring


Description of Property

2 acres, 2 rds.
2 acres.
1 house
1 house spot
6 acres 2 poles
1 house
3 acres land
I acre land
1 house spot
2 acres
1 house spot
1 house spot
2 rds. 30 poles
1 acre, 2 rds 3 pls.
5 acres 30 poles
1 house
4 acres land
4 acres, 1 rd. 3 p1s.
1 house spot.


AGRICULTURAL NOTICE.

COLLECTION OF CROWN LANDS RENT AND ARREARS.

The Crown Lands Bailiff will be at the various places for the purpose of
collecting all Crown land Rent and Arrears.


June, 1955.


Colonari,- Police Station
Georgetown Police Station
Sandy Bay
Barrouallie
Layou
Vermont, Mr. Mattis Shop
Lauders, Mr. Hadley's Copra House
Bequia Police Station
Chatsaaubelair Police Station
Cumberland Dispensary


6th & 7th June, 1955
8th & 9th June, 1955
...... 10th June, 1955
...... 13th, 14th & 15th June, 1955
...... 16th June, 1955
...... 17th June, 1955
...... 20th June, 1955
...... 22nd, 23rd & 24th June, 1955
...... 27th, 28th & 29th June, 1955
...... 30th Junr-, 1955


July, 1955.


Lauders, Mr. Hadley's Copra House ......
Colonarie Police Station
Georgetown Police Station
Sandy Bay Police Station
Mesopotamia Police Station
Lauders, Mr. Hadley's Copra House ......
Barrouallie Police Station
Layou Police Station
Ver:,-ont, Mr. Mattis Shop
Ohrteaut-.lair Police Staticn
Cumberland Dispensary


4th July, 1955
5th July, 1955
6th & 7th July, 1955
8th July, 1935
12th July, 1955
14th July, 1055
10th & 20th July, 1955
21st July, 1355
22nd July, 1955
25th, 26th & 27th July, 1955
28th July, 1955














SAINT VINCONT, TUESDAY, 10 MAY, 1955.--(No. 28).


and thereafter:-


Georgetown Police
Polonarie ,,
Chateaubelair ,,
Darrouallie ,,
Layou ,,
Mesopotamia ,,
Sandy Bay ,,
Bequia


Statt"n


1st Friday in
3rd Tuesday ,,
4th Monday ,,
2nd Monday ,,
3rd Tuesday ,,
2nd Tuesday ,,
4th Friday
1st Wednesday


every
,,

,,
9T
,,
,,
,,


month
P,

j,
,.

,,


J. M. CAVE,
Agricultural -tiperintendent.


lCth May, 1S55.


POLICE NOTICES.


The attention of the public, shopkeepers, and chop-owners is drawn to the
following Ordinance respecting the opening and closing hours of groceries, dry
goods shops, liquor license premises, restaurants and refreshments houses.

"SHOPS"-(Hours of Opening and Employment)

Kingstown and within a radius of 2 Miles thereof.

GROCERIES AND DRY GOODS.


:Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays ...... ......
W ednesdays ....... ... .... ......
.Saturdays ...... ...... .... ...... ......
From 23th to 31st December every year, from Monday to
F rid ays ...... ...... .... ...... ......
*2 working days immediately preceding Christmas
LIQUOR LICENSED PREMISES.


,CLASS 1 (Wholesale) ...... .
,, 2 (Retail)
,, 5 (Hotel) ...... .
,, 6 & 2 Refreshment Houses
,On Sundays and Holidays ...... ......


8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
8 a..m.- 1 p.m.
8 a.m.- 7 p.m.

8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
8 a.m.- 8 p.m.


...... ...... 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
...... ...... 8 a.m .-- 4 p.m .
...... ...... 6 a.m.--1C.30 p.m.
...... ...... 6 a.m.- 10.30 p.m.
...... ...... 8 a.m.- 10 a.m.
4 p.m.- 6 p.m.


PARLOUR, REFRESHMENT, AND UN-LICENSED REFRESHMENT
HOUSES.


On each day


...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 5 a.m .--11.30 p.m .


ORDINANCE No. 1/1942.
Soc. 6. This Order shall not apply to Barber's shops, Chemisto' and drug-
gists' shops, public and private dispensaries, newspaper and newsagents' shops,
bookshops, undertakers' shops or premises used solely for the sale of meat,
.bread, milk, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, or ice, or the sale of gasoline deliv-
*ered directly from a pump into motor vehicles.
S9c. 7. Where more trades or businesses than one are carried on in the
.same shop and it is intended to take advantage of section 8 of the Ordinance,
structural arrangements by means of partitions or otherwise shall be made to
the satisfaction of the Chief of Police to crnsure the complete separation into
the respective compartments in which is carried on each of such trades or
businesses.

S. A. ANDERSON, Lieut.-Col.
Chief of Police.


6th May, 1955,.













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 MAY, 1955.-(No. 28).


Applicants for Pol ice Certificates should
in future bring along to Police Head-
.quarters the following:-,
(1) Passport r' Travel document.
(2) Two copies passport size
photographs.
S. A. ANDERSON, L!.-Cdl.
Chief t1 Police.
6th May, 1955.


The attention of the generall pulhlic is
drawn to the fact tliit it is a breach of
the relative Or inanum it' licences ar
not paid, persons defua iting iire lialle to
be prosecuted.
The Police Departi.en t is :it prifsent
*carrying out a check on the following
licences:-
1 Bicycles.
2 B >atmen.
3 B )Ats.
4 Carts.
5 )Dogs.
6 D r'i r.-' Pti'm it.
7 Fire irms.


8 Horses.
9 Motor Vehicles.
10 Mules.
11 Porters.
12 Radios.
13 Weights & Measures.

S. A. ANDERSON, Lt.-Col.
Chief of Police.
6th May, 1955.


INCOME TAX NOTICE.


All persons liable to Income Tax who
have not yet submitted their returns for .
the viar of assessment 1955 are hereby
advised to do so before Saturday, 21st
.l!ay, 1/955, after which dale legal pro-
c *e'lines will be instituted against all
defaulters.
By Order of
THE COMMISSIONERS OF
INCOME TAX.
INCOME TAX OFFICE,
6th May, 1955.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT TFERTNTZR, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
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BRITISH CARIBBEAN CURRENCY BOARD ABSTRACT

(ARTICLE 7 (4) OF FIRST SCHEDULE TO THE CURRENCY ORDINANCE, 1950).


Notes in circulation at 3tst December, 1954
Currency Fund:
Sjcuriti-s held by Crown Agents (Market value at
31st December, 1954) ...
On deposit in Crown Agents Joint Colonial Fund
On deposit with Accountant General,
Trinidad & Tobago ...

Excoes of Currency Fund over Note Circulation


$ 59,231,092.00


... $54,812,947.78
... 6,654,715.28


... 614,676.64


62,082,339.70

2,851,247.70











SECURITIES HELD BY CROWN AGENTS FOR OVERSEAS GOVERNMENTS
AND ADMINISTRATIONS ON BEHALF OF THE BRITISH CARIBBEAN
CURRENCY FUND AT 31sT DECEMBER, 1954.


Description of Stock.


Australia 31% 1954/59 ...
3 0 1955/.8

3 % 1958/60
4 1 1961/; ...
3 ; 1 '1;: /; ...
301 96:1/65
,i% 1965/i;9
., 3 % 1961/;6 6
,, 3 % 196.65/67 ...i
,, % 11) 7/71 ...
3 % 1975/77 ....
iarking 3;% 19, -1/59 ...I
,,ackburn 2 % 19;0/65 ...I
Bhcqkpo)(ol 3 1957 ...
Belfast 2 3 1963/66
1Hoo tle 31}% 1958/62
Brad ford 31% 1.,'.'.-'.: .
British Gas 4 % 1969/ 172
lriitish Transport Gtd. 4% 1972/77 ...
,. ,, 3% 1968/73 ..
Ceylon 32%/ 1954/59
,, 3% 195
3 % 1959/64
5 % 1960/70
,, 4% 1965
Consols 4 % 1957 or after
Cyprus 4 % 1956/66
3 % 1969/71
Conversion Stock 2 % 1958/59
,, 31% 1969
East Africa Highl 31,% 1966/68
Commission ) -
,, 3% 1968/70 ...
,,4% 1964/69
4 % 1968/71 ..
Exchequnr 2j% 1955 (Assentedl
Exchequer 1960)
Federated Malay States 3% 1960/70 ..
Funding 2 % 1952/57
,, 2% 1956/61
,, 3 % 1959/69
3 % 1966/68 ..
Gold Coast 3 % 1954/59 ..
. 4% 1956 ...
.,, ,, 41% 1960/70 ...
,, ,. 3 % 1963 ..
HudLersfield Corp. 3U% 1958/63 ...
Hull Corp. 3i% 1958/63
S3 % 1960/70
Ilkeston Corp. 3.1% 1959/64 ..
Kenya 4j % 1961/71 ...
,, 2% 1965/70 ...
23% 1971/76 ...
,, 3 % 1973/78 ...
,, 4% 1971/78 ...
Leeds Corp. 3 % 1955/58 ...
.London Elec. Trans.
Finance Corp. Gtd. 21% 1950/55 ...
Malaya 3 % 1974/76 .
Mauritus 34% 1957/62
,, 3 % 1965/68 ...


IN


500,000 0 0
30,964 19 6
70,000 0 .0
1,968,918 7 10
50,000 0 0
244,503 8 0
41,004 10 6
34,729 18 3
1.879 10 5
2,188 16 6
10,000 0 0
6,459 13 4
9,162 15 4
4,993 10 8
10,264 17 11
135,382 9 2
2,429 10 9
170,488 0 1
275.184 4 7
5,389 11 10

17.009 7 17
166,048 6 11
5,000 0 0
70,049 15 ?


Price Paid. Value at -
31st December, 9,54


ominal Value.


s. d.
5 ,.79 18 9
9;,2l'3 2 7
12,394 0 5
1 .,..: 5 10
31,000 0 0
97,719 2 2
11;,124 18 6
37,i85 5 2
3.195 17 2
33,278 10 0-..
:. ';)(; 17 1 1
42,217 15 7
13000 () 0
7,700) 0 0
712 1 10
3,770 7 11
6;,228 16 2
5,99+; 4 5
lll "II I 0 0
323,474 14 2
115,281 1 5
17,168 16 11
7.472 3 8
16,731 18 0
13,200 0 0
18,047 17 2
17,397 5 1
4,724 5 3
107.344 12 8
199,306 5 3
2,030 14 10
144 s:, 14 0
53,831 2 1
100,000 0 0
134,535 16 5


s. d.
51.(;1 16 1
95,911 13 6
12.394 0 5
15,147 11 0
32,046 5 0
96,497 12 4
15,'.'.. 10 1
35.235 12 1
2.',: 1' 2 9
30,990 12 1
2,989 5 4
37,521 1 0
13,162 10 0
7,170 12 6
712 1 10
3.454 12 6
6,150 19 0
5,718 17 11
625,875 0 0
329,696 2 2
110,333 2 11
17,383 9 1
7,500 4 1
16,250 17 2
14,503 10 0
20,033 2 5
17,038 8 8
4,848 5 5
95,000 0 0
198,518 9 8
2,071 19 10
143,372 9 10
48,038 0 1
99,500 0 0
128,789 12 8

502,109 5 4
27,089 16 0
71,181 5 0
1,867,588 16 1
47,000 0 0
230,896 9 2
40,355 14 10
36,900 10 8
2,015 15 9
2,134 2 1
10,137 10 0
6,483 17 10
8,910 15 10
5,030 19 8
11,034 15 3
115,582 15 5
2,150 2 10
166,225 16 1
274,308 6 2
5,376 2 4

16,541 12 1
140,437 0 4
4,950 0 0
68,955 4 9


16,839
138,650
4,975
67,948


Carried forward ...


s. d.
54.519 14 9
96,263 2 7
12,270 1 7
15,109 4 0
31,310 0 0
96,74t 18 4
15,399 6 3
35,142 2 10
3,052 0 11
31,448 3 8
3,074 3 10
38,418 3 7
13.195 0 0
7,469 0 0
712 1 10
3,525 6 5
6,228 16 2
5.816 6 8
*.;'.i rii 0 0
339,648 8 10
109,035 2 3
17,083 0 0
7,360 2 0
15,644 6 6
13,662 0 0
18,860 0 3
16,788 7 0
4,795 2 6
103,050 17 0
197,313 4 0
2,081 10 2
139,751 19 6
51,947 0 4
104,000 0 0
136,553 17' 2

493,750 0 0
27,249 3 7
70,350 0 0
1,968,918 7 10
48,500 0 0
239,613 6 8
40,594 9 7
35,077 4 3
1,945 6 1
2,134 2 1
10,100 0 0
6,459 13 4
9,116 19 1
5,043 9 4
10,418 17 5
118,459 13 0
2,150 2 10
161,111 3 3
290,319 7 3
5,389 11 10













Description of Stock.


Brought forward


National War Bonds 21% 1954/56 ...
Newport (MON) Corp. 3% 1952/55
New Zealand 3 % 1952/55
31% 1955/60
5 % 1956/71 ...
2 3% 1-960/64
S 3}% 1962/65
31% 1963/6 ...
3 % 196f68
,, ,, 3 % 1973/77 ...
Nigeria 3 % 1955
,, 4 % 1963 ...
,, 3 1964/66 ...
3 % 1975/77 ....
'Northern Rhodesia 3 % 1963/65
34% 1955/65 ...
S3 1970/72 ...
S 44% 1965/70 ...
Northern Ireland 3% 1968/70 ..
Palestine Gtd. 3 % 1962/67 ..
Portsmouth Corp. 31% 1972/82 ...
Savings Bonds 3% 1955/65
,, ,, 3 % 1960/70 ...
3 % 1965/75
Serial Funding 3 % 1955
Sierra Leone 3j% 1958/63 ...
South Africa 3j% 1953/73 ..
f 3.3% 1954/59 ...
9 3 % 1954/64 ...
Southampton Corp. 3 % 1959/64
South Shields Corp. 3 % 1956/58
Southern Rhodesia 84% 1961/66 ...
Swansea Corp. 3 % 1955/65
Tanganyika 41% 1967/72
Uganda .3% 1966/69 ...
War Loan 3 % 1955/59 ...


On deposit in Joint Colonial Fund ...

O dep-'it with Accountant-General,
Trinidad & Tobago

TOTAL ...

Conversion at rate of
4/2 to $1.00 .. $


Nominal Value.

s. d.


1,245,067 12 1.
14,924 2 1.
25,256 13 0
20,828 4 11
16,000 0 0
30,843 1 7
17,265 15 '9
735 12 11
17,485 6 9
24,471 13 10
25,152 8 5
40,331 19 9
50,000 0 0
31,348 3 7
6,813 12 5
12,670 7 11
338.238 0 10
200,000 0 0
4,925 13 1-
6,253 2 10
1,624 14 8
1,056,182 11 10
454,477 2 6
140,289 12 1
671,621 11 2
816 7 10
9,000 0 0
1,916 9 8
6,000 0 0
12,306 14 2
4,072 17 2
6,740 0 0
3,957 17 0
178,054 15 8
327,122 10 1
288,302 4 7


Price Paid.


. . d.


1.258,804 15
15,054 13
25,522 6
21,140 13
17,320 0
31,170 15
17,006 16
715 8
16.479 18
21,840 19
25,781 4
43.003 19
48,625 6
27,821 10
6,541 1
12.607 0
333,587 5
200,000 0
4,771 14
5,831 1.
1,539 8
1,027,137 11
436,471 2
130,590 10
681,867 6
809 5
8,685 0
1,930 17
5,670 0
11,660 12
4,098 6
6,731 11
3,715 8
174.568 16
291,249 0
295,518 11


Value at
30th June, 1954.

s. ,J.



1,248,180 5 6
14,924 2 1
25,256 13 0
21,140 13 5
16,480 0 0
30,997 5 11
16,834 2 10
720 18 8
16,873 7 0
22,881 0 8
25,278 3 8
40,936 19 4
49,250 0 0
28,056 12 5
6,507 0 2
12,607 0 11
326,399 14 2
209,000 0 0
4,901 0 6
5,971 15 0
1,575 19 10
1,056,182 11 10
436,298 0 10
131,872 4 7
676,658 14 5
804 2 11
8,460 0 0
1,897 6 4
5,610 0 0
12,183 12 10
4.113 11 9
6,605 4 0
3,878 13 10
182,506 3 1
315.673 4 4
290,464 9 11


11,478.318 5 10 11,225,463 2 8 11,419,364 2 5


1,386,399 0 4

128,057 12 8


12,992,774 18 10


62,365,319.72


1,386,399 0 4

128,057 12 8


1,386,399 0 4

128.057 12 8


12,739,919 15 8 12,933,820 15 5


-61,151,614.96


62,082,339.70


HEADQUARTERS,
BRITISH CARIBBEAN CURRENCY BOARD,
TRINIDAD,
12th April, 1955.


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






SAINT VINCENT.

Comparatire Statement of Jevenue for the period 1st January-2Sith February, 1955.


Heads of Revenue.

1. Import Duties-
I import Duty
Warehouse Rlint
2. Export Duty
8. Excise Duty on Rum
Cess oin Sugar
4. Other Duties
5. Licences-Liquor
Motor Vehicles, &c.
Other
6. Taxes-Income Tax
Land and tfouse Tax
Other Taxes
7. Port and Ilarbonr ) Dues-Ton nage
Port
Landing Dues, Aircraft
8. Other Fees of Court, &c.
9. Post Ollice
10. Telephone
11. lent of Government Property
Interest
12. Sales and Leases of Crown 1,:nidls


1 lB. Loans and Advances-Repa\ mients


ERtlimate Act~tal Rveliue Revenue fo
or the r ;.lie prod of same period
year the reurni. preceding ye
I l jj.


710,000
3,50o,
... 322,700)
... 225,000
3,3:00
1... 7,000
... 11,500
... 17,500
8,20;o
... 262,000)
39,000
19... ,000
... 12,200i
:..J 3,500
101
... 154,551
... 183,400
... 10,400

"' 1 13.025
... 10.125


... 119,283


Colonial Development & W/fare Schemes ... 278,989
Deferred Maintetnance ... 32,500
Grant-in-Aid-Normal ... 329.780


55 6
.11[,3]


1&.712
8,504
3,128
3,854
9,19(;
4,7690
16,500
2.1413
2.716
2,611
615

22,77{1
5.709
1,952
723
1 418
600
277,675

736
27s8,411
7,948

73,752


C.
31
0 1
53
02
75
7t.
54
68
65
27
40
61
86
60

58
90
36
52
94
93


10w,533
530
37,296;
)0,721
9( 0
1.927
3,522
8,190
5,022
18.772
1,645
3,119
1 .77
418

19,306
6,03A8
1,781
807
1,613:
39 6


.53 u.


r
of Increase.
tr.

C. $
97 8.845
08 26
09 16,505
92 ...
76 7,0 f
51 1,301
15 3 2
54 1 .(1()
70 ...
36 ...
(2 498
58
16 (34
80 196

74 3,472
0)
74 170
45 ...
93 ...
44 204
84 40,69,8


46 2;464 50 .
99 255.988 34 140,698
39c r. 12,283 93

00 .. ... 73.752


Total Revenue


$ 2,966,523 344,215


60 : 268,272


27 114,450 52 38,507 19


Comparatwe Statement of Expenditure for the period 1st January-28th February 1955.


Estimate Actual Expen- "
for the diture for the Expenditure for
Heads of Expenditure. year period of sare period of
1955. the return. preceding year.
$ C. $ C.
1, Governor ... 14,208 1,474 68 20
2. Legislature ... 19,920 1.S50 40 1,710 00
3. Administration ... 124,615 22.429 31 17.754 95
4. Agriculture ... 110,251 13,460 84 11,824 17
5. Audit ... 17,005 2,325 45 2,053 53
6. Central Housing Authority ... 8,000 ... ... .. ...
6.x. C nit r!l Road Authority ... 205,125 20.311 91 13.258 136
6B. Central Water Authority ... 27,594 1.833 26 1.949 71
7. Charitable ... 31,508, 3,683 28 3,693 30
9. Education ... 365,3481 59,205 66 52,697 92
11. Judicial .. 46,210 5,480 22 5,261 61
12. Labour ... 11,170: 1,686 48 1,605 28
13. Lands and Survey ... 19,425 1,427 55 3,029 47
14. Legal ... 7,673 1.207 11 1,627 72
L4A. Loans ... 148,000 ... .
15. Medical ... 464,928 58,992 11 48,481 01
16. Miscellaneous ... 117,199 12,564 62 9,243 36
17. Pensions ... 58,130 18,331 6o 7,505 51
18. Police ... 189.948 27,206 33 28,435 69
19. Port and Marine ... 45,484 5,982 43 4,954 00
20. Post Office ... 56,550 5,.548 62 5,122 90
21. Prisons ... 60,409 8,506 97 9,739 33
22. Pil)lic Debt .. 37,551 14,712 32 13,742 58
23. Public Library ... 10,030 1,123 38 720 94
24. Public Works Department ... 78,303 12,495 99 8,878 02
25. Public Works Recurrent ... 100,645 29,223 98 22,221 05
28. Subventions ... 75,351 18 838 32
10. Telephone ." 27,716 3,960 38 i 3,592 24
11. Treasury 79,795i 16.638 41 14,398 26
427.017 50 294,339 43

26 Public Works Extraordinary ... 90,210, 4.505 25 8,900 51
26A lDefetrrd Maintenance ... 32,500, ... ... 11,202 05
431,522 75 314,441 99
8. Colonial Devploipmentand Welfare Schemesi 278,989. 53,211 92 22,130 26


I'otal Expenditure


Si2,966,523| 484,734 67 336,572


25


TREASURY,
29th April, 1955.
(F. 20/1952 II).


] ecreasge.






3,009




253
12.272

402




329

83
195

16,54.6


1.728
52 18,274.
... 20,232

00 .


Increase.


$
1,474
140
4,674
1,636
271

7,053


6,507
218
81



10,511
3,321
10,829

1,028
425

969
402
3,617
7,002
74.512
368
2,240
137,288



137,288


c.
48
40
36
67
92

58


74
61
20



10
26
09

43
72

74
44
97
93
86
14
15
79


79 I


Decrease.

$ c.







116 16
10 02



1,601 92
420 61




1,229 36


1,232 36







4,610 72

4,395 26
11,202 6105
20,208 03


20,208 03
... ,


31,081 66
168,370 '45


PETER R. ELLS,
Colonial Treasurer.






Statement of Assets and Liabilities of the Colony of Saint Vincent as at 28th February, 1955.


Less Cash:-

Treasury and Sub-Treasuries
Barclays Bank
Crown Agents Remittances
Drafts and Remittances
Imprests


$ c.
15,541.00
62,788.00
62,400.00
27.00
14,665.00


259,277 00 GENERAL REVENUE BALANCE:-


392,993 00


1954

$ c.
133,716 00


$ c.

967,162 00
733,781 00




342,598 00






155.421 00


Balance as at 1st January 1955 ... 298,521 00
Revenue (net) to 28th February 1956 352,164.00
Expen. (net) to 28th February 1955 431,523.00 79,359 00

Colony Snrpluis as at 28th February 1955 ... 219,162 00
Less C.D.W. Expenditure to 28th February 1955 ... 61,160 00 158,002 00




578,560 00
I -- --


1954

$ c.
368,241 00


5 c.




5;78,.5 60 00


ADVANCES:-
Anthorised Specifically
Other Advances


DEPOSITS:-
Special Funds ...
Less Investments thereon

OVERDRAFT:-

Crown Agents--Current a/c 1,798.00
Joint Colonial Fund 340,800.00


392,993 00


NOTZE:-
1. The Public Debt as at 28th February. 1955 stood at $637,875.
2. The Accummulated Funds for the redemption of the Debt stood at $170,022 at 28th February, 1955.


TREASURY CHAMBERS,
SAINT VINCENT, B.W.I.
I 29th April, 1955.


PETER R. ELLS,
Colonial Treatrero,


$ c.


233,381 00











187,177 00


1954

$ c.
133,716 OC


Less Other Deposits


24,752 00 CASH:









MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HELD AT THE
COUNCIL CHAMBER, KINGSTOWN, ON THURSDAY, 7TH APRIL, 1955,
AT 10.00 AM.

PRESENT :
His Honour 0. R. KELSICK, D.F.C., Acting Administrator, President,
The Honourable B. F. DIAS, Acting Crown Attorney,
A. D. W. JOHNSON, Acting Colonial Treasurer,
E. A. C. HUGHES, First Nominated Member,
J. A. BAYNES, Member for St. George,
R. E. BAYNES, Member for Kingstown,
. A. C. CYRUS, Second Nominated Member,
,, E. T. JOSHUA, Member for North Windward,
S. E. SLATER, Member for North Leeward,
C. L. TANNIS, Member for the Grenadines,
H. F. YOUNG, Member for South Leeward,
. L. C. LATHAM, Member for South Windward.
A. B. C. DOS SANTOS, Third Nominated Member.

ABSENT :
The Honourable G. H. CHARLES, Member for Central Windward (:;n leave of
absence).

1. PRAYERS.
The President opened the meeting with the reading of prayers.

2. MINUTES.
The Minutes of the Meeting of 10th March, 1955, copies of which were
circulated were taken as read and were confirmed.

3. OATH OF ALLEGIANCE.
The Oath of Allegiance was taken by Honourable A. B. dos Santos, Third
Nominated Member.

4. ANNOUNCEMENTS.
The President announced that His Excellency the Governor had appointed
Mr. A. B. dos Santos to act as Third Nominated Member during the absence
on leave of the Honourable L. L. Punnett.
The President also made an announcement as to the procedure to be
adopted with regard to motions and questions in Council under the Committee
System.
He further stated that election of a nominee for inclusion in the panel
from which unofficial members of the British Section of the Caribbean Commis-
sion will be selected will be taken immediately after the announcements.











The President welcomed the two new members to Council, namely the
Third Nominated Member and the Acting Crown Attorney.

5. UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH SECTION OF THE CARIBBEAN
COMMISSION.
Council proceeded to vote by ballot for a nominee for inclusion in the list
of persons from whom the Unofficial Members of the British Section of the
Caribbean Cc.mmissian will be chosen. The votes cast were as follows:-
The Honourable E. A. C. Hughes 3 votes,
,, J. A. Baynes 2 votes
R. E. Baynes 2 ,,
H. F. Young 2 ,
There was one abstension and a spoilt.
The Honourable E. A. C. Hughes, First 'Nominated Member, was duly
elected ,s thle Colony's nominee.

6. NOTICES OF MOTIONS.
The First Nominated Member, in giving notice of the following motion,
intimated that at the -appropriate time he would seek permission of the Presi-
dent and the House to suspend the Standing Rules and Orders to allow the
motion to be debated:.
WHEREAS it has recently been announced that Sir Winston Churchill
ha;i resigned as Prime Minister ol the United Kingdom;
BE IT RESOLVED that this House express its warm appreciation of the
services rendered to the british Commonwealth and the free World by Sir
Winston during his political life;
AND BE IT RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to Sir
Winston and to the Speaker of the House of Commons.

7. NOTICES OF QUESTIONS.
There were no notices of Questions.

8. PETITIONS.
No petitions were presented.

4 9. PAPERS.
The Acting Crown Attorney laid the following paper on the Table:
Council Paper No. 13 of 1955: The Free Public Library Report, 1954.

10. MOTIONs.
The Member for North Windward moved the following motion standing in
his name:
WHEREAS in the year 1947 or thereabout there were vast washings
in the North Windward area that caused damage to Georgetown and the
hill sides in the region of lands owned by the Crown;
ANTD WHEREAS extensive washings of lands held by peasants were
washed away and the claims submitted by peasants were not investigated
or met by the Government;









AND WHEREAS these neglected claims being not investigated caused
the Government of Saint Vincent to take, mass proceedings in law for
rent against peasants who informed the Agricultural Department of
these washings thus rendering their holdings useless for cultivation;
AND WHEREAS charges were being made year after year for lands
abandoned by rain storms and washings and handed to the immediate
authorities by peasants who are now being prosecuted for rents;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Government make the necessary investiga-
gations with the view of righting this injustice done to peasant population
and make a more extensive survey of the cultivable lands in the area
so that lands may be found for an impoverished and land starved popu-
lation of peasants.
The motion was seconded by the, Member for St. George. After the debate,
the motion was passed 7-0. (The Member for the Grenadines arrived during
the debate of this motion).
The Member for St. George, seconded by the Member for Kingstown, moved
the following motion:
WHEREAS a Conference on the Movement of Persons within a British
Caribbean Federation was held in Port of Spain, Trinidad, from ,14th-17th
March, 1955, at which the units of the proposed Federation were repre-
sented;
AND WHEREAS this conference, after full deliberation, unanimously
agreed on certain procedure to be followed with regard to the movement
of persons and goods in the Federation;
BE IT RESOLVED that this Council unanimously adopt the Report of this
Conference and the proposals therein contained.
The motion was passed nem con after the debate.
Council adjourned at 12.23 p.m. for lunch.

10. RESUMPTION.
Council resumed at 2.15 p.m. with all members present as in the forenoon:
The First Nominated Member sought and obtained the permission of the
President and Lhe House to suspend the Standing Rules and Orders to allow
the following motion to be debated:
WHEREAS it has recently been announced that Sir Winston Churchill
has resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom;
BE IT RESOLVED that this House express its warm appreciation of the
services rendered to the British Commonwealth* and the free World by Sir
Winston during his political life;
AND BE IT RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to Sir
Winston and to the Speaker of the House of Commons.:
The Member for South Leeward seconded the motion which was passed
unanimously after debate.







11. BILLs.
The following Bills were introduced and read a first time:
The Public Order (Amendment) Bill,
The Local Government (Amendment) Bill,
The Passenger Boats (Amendment) Bill,
The St. Vincent Memorial Hall (Amendment) Bill.
The following Bills were passed without amendment after the second and
third reading:
The Summary Conviction Offences (Amendment) Bill,
The Summary Conviction Offences (Pirocedure) (Amendment) Bill.
The Summary Conviction Offences (Praedial Larceny) Bill was referred to
a Select Committee comprising:
The Honourable Acting Crown Attorney-Chairman,
,. First Nominated Member,
. Member for North Windward,
. Member for South Leeward.
The President retired at 3.25 p.m. and the Deputy President took the Chair.

12. ADJOURNMENT.
On the motion for Adjournment, the Member for South Windward spoke on
the deficiency of water and school space in the Marriaqua area. He also
spoke about the Bank Holiday on Saturday (April 9th); the construction of
the new Administrative Buildings; the purchase of the revenue cutter; the
Treasurer's visits overseas and the school at Belmont.
The Second Nominated Member requested that a letter of condolence be sent
to the Trinidad Legislative Council, expressing sympathy on the death of the
late Sir William Savary, the first Speaker of the Trinidad Legislative Council.
The Member for North Windward drew attention to the dire" need of water
in the North Windward area-particularly at Overland. He stated that there
was an out-break of Enteric Fever in the area. He requested also that urgent
steps be taken to improve the Telephone System.
He pointed out that the passing of high tension electricity lines of 11,000
volts over the streets of Georgetown by Colonial Development Corporation
created a menace to the inhabitants of the town.
The Member for South Leeward welcomed; theo two new members to Council
and criticised the announcement relative to the Ministerial System wpich was
made by tl'- President. He criticised also the appointment of a new officer to
make assessment with regard to taxes on houses in the South Leeward area.
(The Hon. Member for the Grenadines and the Second Nominated Member
left at 3.52 p.m.).
The Member for North Leeward spoke on the same. subject of tax assess-
ment and collection and expressed the view that before any sales for arrears
of taxes could be made, the matter should be decided by a Magistrate.
The Member for Kingstown agreed that the sale for arrears was not in
conformity with the law. He also requested that a draft Ordinance should be
prepared with regard to tenants' compensation.
The Colonial Treasurer explained fully the matter of taxation and the pro-
cedure for sale for arrears of taxes.









The Deputy President replied briefly to the points raised by the Members
for South Windward, North Windward and Kingstown, and requested the Clerk
of the Council to write a letter of condolence to the Legislative Council of
Trinidad.
The Meeting adjourned sine die at 4.25 p.m.

0. R. KELSICK,
President.

Confirmed 9th May, 1955.

0. R. KELSICK,
ProWMent.




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