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Publication Date: May 31, 1955
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    Ordinance No. 6 of 1955: An Ordinance further to amend the Local Government Ordinance, 1951
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    Ordinance No. 7 of 1955: An Ordinance further to amend the Saint Vincent Memorial Hall (Trustees) Ordinance, 1954
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    Bill: Bill for an Ordinance to amend the Co-operative Societies Ordinance, 1955
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    Bill: Bill for an Ordinance relating to Lepers - 31st May, 1955
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    Supplement to Gazette: minutes of meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 10th March, 1955
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JUL 195.
':3 \ -',


SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT


VOL. 88.]


GAZETTE


fN[o. 32.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.

No. 222.
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY PARADE, 1955.
With reference to Government Notice No. 213 of 17th May, 1955, the follow-
ing is the Official Programme relating to the ceremonial for Her Majesty the
Queen's Birthday Parade to take place at the Richmond Hill Playing Field,
Kingstown, on Friday, 10th June, 1955:
8.15 a.m. Parade consisting of the following detachments will assem-
ble at Hillsboro Street and march to Richmond Hill.
St. Vincent Police Force with Band.
Auxiliary Police.
Fire Brigade Section of Auxiliary Police.
Grammar School Cadet Corps.
Boy Scouts.
Girl Guides.
British Red Cross.
Members of the St. Vincent Legion of the British Empire Service League
will be present.
9.00 a.m. (1) His Honour the Acting Administrator will arrive.
(2) His Honour, accompanied by the Chief of Police, will inspect
the Parade.
(3) His Honour will take the Salute at the March Past of the
Parade.
(4) The Royal Standard, symbolising the presence of Her Maj-
esty the Queen, will be raised.
(5) Parade advances in Review Order.
(6) Royal Salute. Twenty-cne guns salaue.
(7) Three cheers fcr Her Majesty the Queen led by His Honour.
(8) Royal Salute and Royal Standard. lowered.
(9) His Honour resumes position at Saluting Base and the
Union Jack raised.
(10) Announcements.
(ll) His Honour departs.


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Published by guthoritg.


SAINT VINCIN '. TUISI)AY. 31 MAY, 1955.














160 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 31 MAY, 1955.-(No. 32).


Members of Executive and Legislative Councils, Members of the Kingstown
Board, Small Town Boards, Village Councils, Ministers of Religious Denomina-
tions and all public officers and their wives are invited to be present.
A cordial invitation is also extended to the general public to attend.
25th May, 1955.
(A. 11/1952).

No. 236.
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETING.

It is ,otiftiei for general inl;ormai ion that tire will ic a meeting of the
Legislative Council at the Council Chamiler, Kingsto, n, on Thursday, 2nd
June, 1955, at 10.0 a.m.
The Order of the Day of this meeting is pu lIished with this issue of the
Gazette.
A cordial invitation t, attend is ex*teniied to the General Public.
31st May, 1955.
(A. 1/1949 II.)


No. 237.
VACANT POSTS.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-
ST. KITTS NEVIS ANGUILLA
POST OF AGRICULTURAL ASSISTANT
GRADE II.

Applications are invited for the post
of Agricultural Assistant Grade 11 ini
the Departinment of Agriculture of the
Presidency of St. Kitts Nevis and
Anguilla.
The appointment will be for a period
of three years in the first instance with
a salary scale of $2,640 x $120-$!S,0(0.
The actual point of entry inl the scale
will ble determined in ith. light of ex-
perience and qui:lifications of thlie c.indii-
date. Apiflicani ts should( hold the dlitle--
ma of' the Imperial Colle-ge of Tro|pical
Agriculture and should liha'c lhnl some
experience of field work in ;i depart-
meit of Agricul lire.
A transport allow:tince is payable at
the rate at present rulitig in th, Presi-
dency.
Quairters are noi provided.
The officer will be engage l mainly ont
pasture improvement and ,Ie\elopment.
Applications should be ;:ddreised to
His Hionour the A iministr:ator, St.
Kitts Nevis Aiinguilla.
31st May, 1955.


No. 231.
AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT
NOTICE.


The ilar'y of the post is $528 per
i;,nnuin in tiht seal- $528 x $24-$768.
Thie up,.-ts awe not-pellsionable and
liable to t,'rint.nion by one month's
notice in wvitilil on either side.
The successful] candidates will be
attlehled !o th,. Forestry Division of
the Department of Agriculture and will
Ile Iesponsible to the Superintendent of
Acriceiltnre. in hi- capacity as Chief
Forest Officer, for the performance of
thl ir d(uTies.
The dIllies l' thlie pst entail the
);trolling aid inlicing of which ever
forest beat is allotted, assistance in the
sale 4.f forest oroduce and supervision
of silvicultural work.
Anlications stating. educational and
other qtalifieations s'tould be addressed
to the 'uperinteideiit of Agriculture,
)Department of A-riculture. Kingstown,
niid should reach him not later than
June 6th. 1955.
25th May. 1955.

No. 232.
BANK HOLIDAYS.

Under the Bank Holidays Ordinance
Thursday the 9tli June (Corpus Christi)
being a 3Bank Holiday, all Public Offices
will lbe closed on tla;t ,lay.
25th .May,1955.

No. 233.
Under t he Bank Holidays Ordinance,
Friday the 10th June. (Queen's Birth-
dlay), beinur a Bank Holiday, all Public
Offices will be closed on that day.
25th May, 1955.


POSTS OF FOREST GUARDS. No. 238.
LEGISLATION.
Applications are invited for two
vacant posts of Forest Guards in thle lThe Night iltHonourable the Secretary
Departmentof Agriculture, t1. Vincent. ,( State for the Colonies has notified that













SAINT VINCENT. TUESDAY, 31 MAY, 1955.-(No. 32). 161


Her Majesty the QUEEN will not be
advised to exercise her power of dis-
allow;anc in respect of the following
Ordinance of thOs Goveinment:-
No. 25 of 1954.-An Ordinance to
provide for the formation and to
regulate the operations of Co-
operative Societies.
(B. 35/1944).

No. 43 of 1954.-An Ordinance to
provide for the service of the
Colony for the year ending the
thirty-first day of December One
Thousand Nine Hundred and
Fifty-five.
31st May, 1955.


No. 239.
T h e undermentioned Ordinances
which have been assented tc by the Act-
ing Governor's Deputy are published for
general information with this issue of
the Gazette :--
No. 6 of 1955.-An Ordinance further
to amend the Local Government
Ordinance, 1951.
(D. 2/1994).

No. 7 of 1955.-An Ordinance further
to amend the Saint Vincent Me-
morial Hall (Trustees) Ordinance.
1954.
(W. 42/1945).
31st May, 1955.


No. 240.
The under-mentioned Bills are 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 Of-
fices :-
Bill for an Ordinance to amend the
Co-operative Societies Ordinance,
1955.
(B. 2/1948).


Bill for an Ordinance
Lepers.
(M. 1/1941).
31st May, 1955.


relating to


No. 241.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.


Government Office, Kingstown Library
and at all Revenue Offices.
31st May, 1955.



No. 228.
BEQUIA DISTRICT COUNCIL.

In consequence of the Island of Be-
quia being declared a District under
the provisions of Section 6 (1) of the
Local Government Ordinance 1951, Mr.
EGBERT SAMUEL, Returning Officer,
will be in attendance at the Court Room,
Police Station. Port Elizabeth, Bequia,
on Monday 20th June fromi 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. to receive nominations for the
election of FOUR members to serve on
the District Council of Bequia for the
term beginning 1st January. 1956 and
ending 31st December. 1957.
2. Should a Poll Ie required it will
bhe taken on Monday 27th June 1955,
from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m.
to 5.30 p.m., and for the convenience of
electors, votes may be ?ast at the fol-
lowing polling stations:-
No. 1-The Court Room (Police
Station)
No. 2-Mr. JACOB LEACH'S Shop
(Hamilton)
No. 3.-Sunny Caribbee Hotel (Bel-
mon t)
No, 4-Bequia Government School
(Paget Farm).
3. For the purpose of this Election
the Electors Roll to be used is the Legis-
lative Council List of Electors for the
year 1954 for the Electoral District of
the Grenadines, Polling Divisions Nos.
1. 2, 3 and 4. which can be seen at the
Police Station. Port Elizabeth, Bquia.
4. Any person eligible to vote under
Section 26 of the Local Government
Ordinance 1951 :and whose name does
not appear ,n the said Li-t should apply
to the Returning Officer before Satur-
day the 11th Jnne. 1955, to have his or
her name added to the said List.
5. No person whose name does not
appear on the said List as amended will
be allowed to vote.
25th May, 1955.

By Crmmauid,

A. L. SAMUEL,
Acting Government Secretary.


Copies of minutes of meeting of the
Legislative Council held on the 10th GOVERNMENT OFFICE.
March, 1955, which may be seen at the 31st May, 1955.














162 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 31 MAY, 1955.-(No. 32).


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

POLICE NOTICE.

R.A.F. CADETSHIP AND
APPRENTICESHIP.


Interested persons should consult the
Chief of Police for further particulars.

S. A. ANDERSON,-Lieut.-Col.,
Chief of Police.
11th May, 1955.


The following is published for gener- CUSTOMS NOTICE.
al information :-
The Air Council have recently de- It is hereby notified for general in for-
cided to make provisions for the nomi- mation that the Baggage Room of the
nation each year of a limited number of New Customs WarehousA will be used
candidates from the Colonies for Cadet- for the examination of passengers'
ships at the R.A.'. College. Cranwell. Inugage with effect from Saturday 21st
and for R.A.F. apprenticeships, with May, 1955.
the object of entering on a regular 2. The embarking and liserbarking
career in the R.A.F. of passengers with their baggage from
and to the Colony must therefore be
CONDITION OF ADMISSION done at the New Warehouse Pier with
A. Cadetshipi. effect from the aforementioned (late.


Candidates for a cadetship must: -
(a) Comply with the medical stan-
dards laid down for admission to
the R.A.F.
(b) Be members of families estab-
lished and resident in the Colony
concerned.
(c) Be British subjects and un mar-
ried.
(d) Be within the age limits of 17
and 19 years on the 1st January
o'f the yvar ol entry into cadet,
training.
(e) Have reached a standard of gen-
eral education equal to that
which normally required for ad-
mission to a degree course at a
University of a Commonwealth
country.
In addition to the abov,, candidates
will be required to undergo tests of
flying aptitude (in cise the candidates
for General Duties (Flying.' ) branch),
and selection tests lasting about three
days to assess personal qualities.

B. Apprenticeships.
Candidates for an apprenticeship
must:-
(a) Comply with the medical stan-
dards laid down for enlistment
in the R.A.F.
(1)) Be members of families estab-
lished and resident in the Colony
concerned.
(c) Be British subjects or British
protected )ersnl s.
(d) Be within the a,.e limits of 151i
and 17 years on the first day of
the montth of entry into appren-
tice trainini-.
(e,) Have reached a standard of edau-
cation that will enable them to
profit by the course of training.


PETER R. ELLS.
Collector rof Customs.
Treasury Department,
18ih May, 1955.


NOTICE.


FORMATION


OF NEW REGISTRATION
DISTRICT


IT IS HEREBY NOTIFIED that the
Governor-in-Council has authorised the
formation of a new registration district
comprising the undermentioned villa-
ges. with the District Registrar's Office
situated at the Post Office in Lowmans
(Windward).
The District Postmistress has bben
appointed Registrar, and will attend for
the performance of her duties at her
District every day, from the hour of
eight thirty o'clock in the, forenoin to
three o'clock in the afternoon, except
on Sunday and any Bank or Public
Holiday.

Higher and Lower Loimanis
Greggs
Chapmans
New Grounds
North Union
Hadley Village

D. ELSON WEEKS,
Acting Registrar General.

Registrar General's Department,
Kingstown,
21st May, 1951.













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 31 MAY, 1955.-(No. 32).


NOTICE

UNDER THE LIQUOR LICENCE ORDINANCE, 1948.

IT is hereby notified ior general information that the Quarterly Liquor
Licensing Sessions will be held in the undermentioned Parishe.- for ihe purpose
of hearing applications from applicants in their respective Parishes for the
granting of Certificates in accordance with the Liquor Licence Ordinance, 1948,
at thle times and places hereunder.


Parish

St. George & St. Andrew


Charlotte



St. Patrick



St. David


Grenadines (Bequia)


Time and Place of Session.


... At the Court Hcuse, Kingstown. on Wed-
nesday, 29th June, 1955, at 10.00
o'clock in the forenoon.

At the Court House, Georgetown, on
Friday, 24th June, 1955, at 11.00
o'clock in the forenoon.

... At the Court House, Barr uallie, m'
Monday, 13th June, 1955, at 11.00
o'clock in the forenoon.

... At the Court House, Chateavuiiclair. 11n
Monday, 27th June, 1955, at 11.00
o'clock in the forenoon.

... At the Court House, Port Elizabeth, on
lVednesday, 1st June, 1955, at 11.00
o'clock in the forenoon.


Notices 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.



PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES.


Parish.


St. George &
St. Andrew


Name of Applicant.


Cleve Thomas


Cleve Thomas
St. Clair Lowe

David Fairburn

Gladstone Woods

Vincent Thomas
Lloyd Ferring-
ton
Charles Gun sami

Alma Sandy
Ephraim Adams
John Richards

Milton Richards
Neville Priam

* Miriam Laid-
low
* Archie Samuel


Occupation.


Shopkeeper
.,


Residence.


Cihanicey
Kings-
town
Caimden
Pa rk
Richlnd I
Park
Calder
Lower
Mid. S r.
Eveshami
Vale
Calliaqua
Belair
Green
Hill
Montrose
Lower
Bay Str.
Paul's L-t

Cla re Val-
ley


Situation of
Premises.


Channcev
Paul's Avenuti

Camden Park

Richlaind Park

Calder
Lower Mid. Str.

Eveshamn Vale

Callia(ina
Belair
Green Hill

Montrose
Lower BHa. Sti.

Pa ul's Lot

Clare Valley














164 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 25 MAY, 1955.-(No. 32).


Parish.


St. George &
St. Andre,




Charlotte











St. Patrick


Name of Applicant. Occupation.


Alfred Bonadie Shopkeeper

Beltran Mofford ,,
Gertrtude John ,,


, Marcus Cordice ,,
Walter Baptiste ,,
James Delves ,,
Frederick Child ,,
George B. Forde ,,


Gracel Hull
Emily Jinnens

Mau rice Young


... McKie Gibson

Rebecca Duncan

Enoch Morris

Victor Patrick


* Application for transfer Certificates.


Residence.


Kings-
town
Carapan
Fairburn
Pasture

Sandy Bay
Owia
Sandy Bay
Sandy Bay
Mt. Ben-
it nek


,, Biabon
,, George-
town
Mt. Ben-
tinck

,, Barrou-
allie
Spring
Village
,, Spring
Village
,, George-
town


Situation of
Premises.


Lower Mid. Str.

Carapan
Fairburn Pas-
ture

Sandy Bay
Owia
Sandy Bay
Sandy Bay
Mt. Bentinck

Biabou
Georgetown

Mt. Bentinck


Barrouallie

Spring Village

Spring Village

Spring Village


MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN.
16th May. 1955.


N. A. BERRIDGE,
Magistrate.


TREASURY DEPARTMENT.

LAND AND HOUSE TAX OFFICE.

NOTICE is hereby given that the undermentioned persons having become
defaulters under the Land and House Tax Ordinance," their properties having
been Levied upon will be offered for sale at 1 p.m. on Saturday 18th Tune. 1955,
at lie T,'nury. Kingstown, for the recovery of taxes due.

A. D. W. JOHNSON,
for Colonial Treasurer.

Treasury Chambers,
Saint Vincent,
18th M;y, 1955.


Name of Owner.

Ash Ellena
Ash Lon Beatrice
Browne F'lorece
'Charles Wilfred
Cyrus Eliza
Daniel Estella
Hainntaw;y Daniel
Hazlewoo l Balvinna
Huggins Robert
Iton Nathaniel


Situation of
Property
Mahautay
Spring
Glebe
CocoaI
Rutland Vale
Cocoa
Rutland Vale
Rutland Vale
Hermitage
Grove


Description of Property

8 acres 4 poles
I house spot
I house
1 hoius- spot
2 acres 1 rd. 28 pls.
1 house spot
3 rls land
1 rd. 13 poles
5 acres, 2 rds. 24 pls.
5 acres 1 rd. 18 plo.














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 31 MAY, 1955.-(No. 32).


Name of Owner.

John Danzilla
Jeffers Adrina
Kirby Selwyn
Robinson Ernest
Samuel Beatrice
Solomon Levi
Stephen Harry
Walker 0. George


Situation of Property.

Lammies
Lammies
Gabrial Village
New Works
Spring
Layou Hill
Gabl)rial Village
Palmist


Description of Property.

1 acre 2 rds.
2 acres.
1 house
4 acres.
1 house
1 house spot
1 house
34 acres.


STATEMENT OF CURRENCY NOTE CIR-
CULATION IN THE BRITISH CARIBBEAN
TERRITORIES (EASTERN GROUP)
ON 1st MAY, 1955.

Average Circulation during
March, 1955 :-
Br. Caribbean Cur-
rency Notes ...$54,187,172.00
Demonetized Govt.
notes (outstanding)... 1,530,719.00


British Caribbean Cur-
rency Notes in circu-
lation on 1st May,
1955 :-
Trinidad & Tobago
(including Mont-
serrat) ...
Barbados ...
British Guiana ...
Grenada ...
St. Vincent ...
St. Lucia ...
Dominica ...
Antigua ...
St. Kitts ...


$55,718,254.00







$27,466,498.00
5,675,625.00
13,839,786.00
1,939,100.00
529,400.00
912,000.00
1,091,400.00
1,543,300.00
1,519,500.00


Total Ilritish Caribbean
Currency Notes ... $54,516,609.00


Demonetized Trini-
dad & Tobago Govt.
notes outstand-
ing
Demonetized Brit-
ish Guiana Govt.
notes outstand-
ing ..


Demonetized Bar-
bados Govt. notes
outstanding

Total Government notes
outstanding ...

Total circulation
on 1st May, 1955 ...


97,800.00


$1,469,483.00


$55,986,092.00


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

BRITISH CARIBBEAN CURRENCY
BOARD,
TREASURY CHAMBERS,
PORT-OF-SPAIN,
TRINIDAD, B.W.I.


POST OFFICE NOTICE.

The public is hereby notified that the
3 Pillar Letter Boxes in Kingstowni are
now regularly cleared twice daily, at 10
a.m. and 2.30 p.m., with the following
exceptions :-
On Sunday and Public Holidays no
collections will normally be made. and
on Wednesday owing to half holiday
one clearance only will be made-at
10.00 a.m.

MCD. SMITH,
Colonial Postmaster.


General Post Office,
St. Vincent, B.W.I.,
357,224.00 21st May, 1955.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
rPrice 24 cents.























I Assent,
L. COOLS-LARTIGUE,
Deputy to the Acting Governor,
20th May, 1955.


AN ORDINANCE further to amend 'the Local Government
Ordinance, 1951.
[ 31st May, 1955. ]

Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Local. Government
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1955, and shall be read as one with
the Local Government Ordinance, 1951, (hereinafter referred
to as the principal ordinance) and any amendments thereto.

2. Section 4 of the principal Ordinance is hereby repealed
and replaced as follows:-


"Division of
Colony into
districts.


4.. For the-purposes of this Ordinance the
Colony, with the exclusion of the Town of
Kingstown, may be divided into districts
which shall be subject to the jurisdiction of
local authorities to be called respectively
Area Boards, Town Boards and Village Coun-
cils, invested with the powers thereon con-
ferred by this Ordinance."


3. Section 5 of the principal Ordinance isi hereby amerided
by the deletion of the word "urban" appearing before the word
"districts" in the 'second line of the said section and in the
marginal reference thereto.


Short title.

No 17 of 1951.

Section 4 of
principal
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced.



s


Section 5 of
principal
6rednance
amended.


SAINT VINCENT.

No. 6 of 1955.


[L.S.]








Local Government (Amendment).


Section 6 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.










Section 7 of
principal
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced.


4. Section 6 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
as follows: -


"(a) by deleting the words "an urban or village" appearing
in the second and third lines of subsection (1) of the
said section before the word "district" and by substitu-
ting therefore the word "a";
(b) by deleting the words "urban or village" appearing be-
fore the word "district" in the second line of subsection
(2) of the said section; and
(c) by deleting the words "urban and village" appearing
in the marginal reference to the' section."

5. Section 7 of the principal Ordinance is hereby repealed
and replaced as follows:-


"Designation
of Local
Authority.


7. Whenever an area has been declared
by the Governor in Council to be a district
under the preceding section there shall be
established as determined by the Governor
in Council, a board or council by the name
as the case may be of the particular area,
town or village, which shall be the local
authority for the Government of the area,
town or village to which it refers."


Section 9 of
principal
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced.


6. Section 9 of the principal Ordinance is hereby repealed
and replaced as follows:-


"Constitution
and quorum.


9. A local authority constituted under
this Ordinance shall consist of such number
of members not being more than nine as the
Governor in Council shall determine."


Section 33 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.



Section 40 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.


7. Section 33 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by deleting the words "the local authority for an urban dis-
trict" appearing in the second and third lines of subsection (1)
of the said section and substituting therefore the words "an
Area Board or Town Board"; and by deleting the word "urban"
appearing in the marginal reference to the said section.

8. Section 40 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by substituting for the words "an urban district" appearing in
subparagraph (a) of the said section, the word "a district".


No. 6.


1955.








No. 6. Loaal Government (Amendment). 1955.


Passed the Legislative Council this 5th day of May, 1955.


0. D. LEIGERTWOOD,
"Aeting Clerk of Legislative Council.
qD. 2/1949)..


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SAINT VINCENT.

No. 7 of 1955.


I Assent,

L. COOLS-LARTIGUE,
Deputy to the Acting Governor,


20th May, 1955.

AN ORDINANCE further to amend the Saint Vincent Memorial
Hall (Trustees) Ordinance, 1954.

[ 31st May, 1955. ]

Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the St. Vincent Memo-
rial Hall (Trustees) (Amendment) Ordinance, 19.55, and shall
be read as one with the St. Vincent Memorial Hall (Trustees)
Ordinance, 1954 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Ordin-
ance).

2. Section 2 of the, principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by substituting for the word "means" appearing in the defini-
tion of "Trustees"; the word "includes".


3. Section 3 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
as follows:-
(a) by inserting before the words "Colonial, Treas-
urer" appearing in the first line of subsection (1) thereof,
the word "The";
(b) by substituting for the words "to sue and be sued"
appearing -after the word "capable" in the eighth line of
subsection (1) thereof, the words "of suing and being
sued".


Short title.


Section 2 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.

'Section 3 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.


[ L.S.]








No. 7. Memorial Hall (Trustees) (Amendment). 1955.


(c) by repealing subsection (2) of the said seAion
and replacing the same as follows:-
"(2) The Governor in Council shall have power
to appoint persons as successors in office to the Trust-
ees named in subsection (1) of this section and to
fill vacancies occurring from time to time among the
Incorporated Trustees by reason of death, incapa-
city or absence from the Colony of any of the Trust-
ees. The Incorporated Trustees shall notify the
Registrar of Companies of any such appointments
giving the names and addresses of persons so appoint-
ed and the Registrar of Companies shall register the
same in his office."

Section 4 of 4. Section 4 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
principal by inserting before the word "goods" appearing in the sixth
Ordinance line of the said section, the word and stop "security,".
amended.

Passed the Legislative Council this 5th day of May, 1955.


0. E. LEIGERTWOOD,
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council
(W. 42/1945 II).


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SAINT VINCENT.


No. of 1955.


BILL FOR


AN ORDINANCE
ance, 1955.


to amend the Co-operative Societies Ordin-


Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Co-operative Socie-
ties (Amendment) Ordinance, 1955, and shall be read as one
with the Co-operative Societies Ordinance, 1954, (hereinafter
referred to as the principal Ordinance).

2. Section 2 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by-
(a) substituting the word "society" for the word "Society"
appearing in the first line of the definition of the word
"bonus" in the said section;
(b) placing a full stop at the end of the section.

3. Section 3 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by substituting the words "the Registrar" for the words a
Registrar" appearing in the last line of the said section.


4. Section 4 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by substituting a colon for the full stop appearing at the end
of the first proviso and the word "Provided" for the words "And
provided" appearing at the beginning of the second proviso of
the said section.


Short title.

No. 25 of 1954.


Section 2 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.



Section 3 of
prin-cipal
Ordinance
amended.

Section 4 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.









Co-operative Societies (Amendment).


Section 5 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.

Section 11 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.

Section 14 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.







Section 15 of
principal
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced.


5. Subsection (1) of section 5 of the principal Ordinance
is hereby amended by substituting the word "prescribed" for
the word "described" appearing in the last line of the said sub-
section.

6. Section 11 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by inserting a comma after the word "regulations" appearing
in the second line of the said section.


7. Section 14 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by-
(a) deleting the bracketed figure "(1)" appearing in the
first line of the said section;
(b) substituting the word "estate" for the word "property"
appearing in the fourth line and in the penultimate
line of the said section;
(c) substituting the word incumbrancee" for the word
"charge" appearing in the fourth line of the said
section.

8. Section 16 of the principal Ordinance is, hereby repealed
and replaced as follows:-


"Shares or
interest not
liable to
attachment
or sale.


Section 18 of
pri cipal
Ordi'fance
amended.



Section 24 of.
principal
Orainance
amended.


16. Subject to the provisions of section
15 the share or interest of a member in the
capital of a registered society shall not be
liable to attachment or sale under any de-
cree or order of a court in respect of any
debt or liability incurred by such member,
and neither his assignee in insolvency nor
a receiver duly appointed shall be entitled
to, or have any claim on,' such share or
interest."


9. Section 18 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by substituting the word "infants" for the word "minors" appear-
ing in the second and third lines and the word "infant' for the
word "minor" appearing in the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh,
and eighth lines of subsection (1) of the said section and in the
first line of subsection (2) of the said section.

10. Section 24 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by inserting after the word "Chairman" appearing in the third
line thereof the words "or other presiding member".


No.


1955.








Co-operative Societies (Amendment).


11. Section 27 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by inserting after the word "transfer" appearing in the second
line of subsection (2) of the said section, the words "or charge".


12. Section 29 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by-
(a) substituting the word "estate" for the word "property"
appearing in the last line of subsection (3) of the said
section;
(b) deleting the words "with limited liability" appearing
at the end of the said section.

13. Section 33 of the principal Ordinance is hereby repealed
and replaced as follows:-


"Disposal of
profits.


33. (1) At least one-fourth of the net
profits of every registered society as ascer-
tained by the audit prescribed by Section
34, shall be carried to a fund to be called the
reserve fund, which shall be employed as
prescril'd by the rules. The remainder of
such profits and any profits of past years
available for distribution may be divided
among the members by way of dividend or
bonus, or allocated to any fund,. constituted
by the society to such an extent or under
such conditions as may be prescribed by the
rules or by-laws:
Provided that in the case of a society
with unlimited liability, no distribution of
profits shall be made without the general or
special order of the Governor.
(2) Any registered society may, with the
sanction of the Registrar, after one-fourth
of the net profits in any year har been car-
ried to a reserve fund, contribute an amount
not exceeding ten per centum of the remain-
ing net profits to any charitable purpose or
to a common-good fund."


14. Section 34 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by deleting the words "The cost of such audit shall be borne
by such society" appearing in the fourth line of subsection
(1) of the said section.


No.


Section 34 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.


1955.

Section 27 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.

Section 29 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.



(4
Section 33 of
principal
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced.








Co-operative Societies (Amenament'.


Section 44 of
principal
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced.


15. Section 44 of the principal Ordinance is hereby repealed
and replaced as follows:--


"Limitation
of the
jurisdiction
of Civil
Court.


Section 45 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.

Insertion of
new section
after section 46.


44. Save in- so far as is hereinbefore
expressly provided, no civil court shall have
any jurisdiction in respect of any matter
concerned with the dissolution of a regis-
tered society under this Ordinance."


16. Section 45 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by inserting after the word "dividend" appearing in the sixth
line of subsection (1) of the said section, the words "at a *rate
not exceeding six per centum per annum".

17. The following section shall be inserted in the principal
Ordinance after section 46:-


"Attachment
of property.


S'clioh 50 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.


Section 56 df
principal
Ordinance
amended.


46 A. Where the Registrar is satisfied
that any person with intent to defraud or de-
lay the execution of any order that may be
made against him under section 41 or 46 or
of any decision that may be given in a dispute
referred to the Registrar or to any arbitra-
tors under any Regulations in that behalf in
force for the time being, is about to dispose
of the' whole or any part of his property, the
Registrar may, unless adequate security is
furnished, order the conditional attachment
of such property and such attachment shall
have the same effect as if made by 9w compe-
tent Court."


18. Section 50 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by inserting the word"registered" before the word "society"
appearing in the second and fourth lines of paragraph (0)
and in the third line of paragraph (v) of subsection (2) of the
said section.

19. Section 56 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
as follows:-
(a) by deleting the words "shall be guilty of ah offence
under this Ordinance" where they appear at the end
of paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of the said section
and replacing the said words below the said para-









No. Cooperative Societies (Amenrlment). 1955.

graph on a new line so that the said words relate to
paragraph (a) as well as to paragraph (b);
(b) by inserting the words "on summary conviction" be-
tween the words '"punishable" and "with" in the
second line of subsection (2) of the said section.

Passed the Legislative Council this day of 1955.



Clerk of Legislative Council.
(B. 2/1948).

OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The object of this Bill is to make further provision for the disposal of
profits of Co-operative Societies, for attachment of property and for the limit-
ation of jurisdiction of the civil courts in relation to the dissolution of socie-
ties.
The opportunity has also been taken to effect sundry verbal and typo-
graphical alterations.

KEITH ALLEYNE,
Crown Attorney.

Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
22nd October, 1954.

















SAINT VINCENT.

No. of 1955.





BILL FOR

AN ORDINANCE relating to lepers.

[ ]

Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Lepers Ordinance, Short title.


2. In this Ordinance unless the context otherwise requires:--
"leper" shall mean any person suffering from any variety
of leprosy.
"public place" shall include any road, street, square, side-
walks, alley, court, path, wharf, pier, jetty, bridge, shop,
court-house or any other place to which the public
have access or are admitted without payment.

PART I.
LEPER ASYLUMS.
.3. The Governor in Council may by proclamation declare
any buildings and land attached thereto to be a leper asylum
and thereupon such buildings and land shall be a leper asylum
for the purposes of this Ordinance.

4. The buildings and land at Fort Charlotte in the Parish
of Saint Andrew now actually used and occupied as a leper
asylum together with such other buildings and lands adjacent
thereto as may hereafter be erected or acquired for the same
%purpose shall be deemed to be and the same are hereby de-
clared to be a leper asylum under this Ordinance,


Interpretation.


Governor in
'Council may
declare leper
asylum.

Leper As ylum.








Lepers.


Governor
appoint
officers.


may


Admission to
lepor asylum.


5. The Governor shall from time to time appoint any duly
qualified medical practitioner to perform the duties of Medical
Superintendent for any leper asylum and such staff as may be
necessary for its proper upkeep, who shall receive such salaries
as may, be provided by the Legislative Council.


PART II.

ADMISSION TO ASYLUM.
6. (1) Whenever it shall be made .to appear to a Magis-
trate that any person within the limits of his jurisdiction is
probably a leper, it shall be lawful for such Magistrate, upon
the application of any person legally bound to maintain the
supposedd leper, to hold an inquiry into the case, and if SuCLS
Magistrate is satisfied that the supposed leper is a leper, and
that he has become or 'is likely to become, a burden upon the per-
son legally .bound to maintain him, it shall be lawful for such
Magistrate by warrant under his hand to order the detention
of such leper in ,a leper asylum until he is discharged by order
of the Governor, and the person legally bound to maintain such
leper shall pay every month to the Government such sum for
his maintenance as the Magistrate, having regard to all the
circumstances of the case, shall order.
(2) Any Magistrate, on its being certified to him by any
duly qualified medical practitioner that any person within his
jurisdiction is a leper, and on its being further certified by
such duly qualified medical practitioner, or officer in charge of
any public institution, or Justice of the Peace or clergyman
that such person is a fit subject for gratuitous relief, shall make
an order for such person to be admitted into a lepet asylum
and to be maintained there, free of charge, until discharged
by order of the Governor as hereinafter provided:
Provided always that whenever any person has been admit-
ted into a leper asylum under such order, a second certificate
of his leprosy shall be obtained from aaiother duly qualified
medical practitioner within a month of his admission to the
asylum.
(3) In the event of any failure of agreement between the
two certificates, provided for in the preceding sub-section, the
Medical Superintendent shall either discharge the person so
admitted or summon a board consisting of three duly qualified
medical practitioners, and the decision of the majority of such
board shall be conclusive as to the supposed leper's leprosy: .
Provided that neither of the two medical practitioners who
have already dealt with the case shall be members of the said
board.


1955.







Lepers.


7. (1) It shall be lawful for any Magistrate on information
upon oath of any credible witness, that any leper has been
wandering about begging or collecting alms, or oseking preca-
rious support, or exposing his leprosy in any public place, to
summon such leper to appear before him, or, if he thinks it
necessary, such Magistrate shall issue a warrant under his hand,
directed to any police officer authorising or directing such police
officer to cause any such leper to be brought before him at a
time and place to be specified in such summons or warrant.
(2) Any police officer may arrest without warrant any leper
whom he finds wandering about begging or collecting alms, or
seeking precarious support, or exposing his leprosy in any pub-
lic place and shall as soon as possible thereafter bring him before
a Magistrate to be dealt with as hereinafter provided.
(3) If, on the hearing of the case, it is proved to the sat-
isfaction of such Magistrate that such supposed leper, is a
leper and is made further to appear, upon the oath of some
credible witness, that such leper has been seen wandering
abroad begging or collecting .alms, or seeking precarious sup-
port, or exposing his leprosy in any public place, then such
Magistrate may, unless security is given as hereinafter pto-
vided, make an order, for the removal and conveyance of such
leper to a 'eper asylum, and any police officer thereto directed
by such Magistrate, shall remove and convey such leper to a
leper asylum, there to be detained until discharged by order
of the Governor as hereinafter provided.
(4) If, on the hearing of the case, the leper, or any one
on his behalf, gives security to the Crown Attorney by a bond
to his satisfaction to the amount of one hundred dollars that
such person shall be properly isolated and maintained and
treated in private, and shall not be suffered to bp at large,
the Magistrate may abstain from making an order of removal.
(5) If it is proved to the satisfaction of a Magistrate that
any leper as to whom security has been given under sub-sec-
tion (4) hereof is not maintained in a state of isolation from
the general public, it shall be lawful for such Magistrate, by
warrant under his hand, to order ,the detention of such leper
in a leper asylum until he is discharged by order of the Gov-
ernor.

8. The Medical Superintendent may, on the application
of any leper able to support himself, admit such leper to any
asylum; and such .admission shall be on such terms and con-
ditions, as to payment for maintenance and in other respects,
as to the Governor may seem meet. Such leper shall remain
in the leper asylum until discharged by order of the Governor
as hereinafter provided.


Mode of
dealing with
leper wander-
ing about
begging, &c.


Admission to
asylum of
leper able
to support
himself.


1955.







Lepers.


Leper
sentenced to
imprisonment
to bc committed
to asylum.


Power to
apportion part
of asylum for
prisoners and
lunatics.














Power to order
removal of
leper.

Capture of
lepers escaping
from asylum.









Governor may
discharge
fron .asylum.


9. When any leper is sentenced to imprisonment for any
offence, or for the non-payment of any money or penalty, the
Judge or Magistrate inflicting the imprisonment shall order
that such leper shall be committed to a leper asylum to under-
go such imprisonment and to- be detailed thereafter until
discha-rged by orcer of the Governor.

10. (1) The Governor in Council may, by proclamation
to be published in the Gazette, set apart any portions of any
leper asylum as places in which lepers sentenced to imprison-
ment or who have been certified as suffering from lunacy shall
respectively be detained, and any such lepers may be lawfully
detained therein, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.
i2i When the term of imprisonment expires or the lunatic
recovers his sanity, then, unless the Medical Superintendent
certifies in writing that any such person may be discharged
without detriment to himself or others, such person shall, be
retained in the asylum as an ordinary leper.
(3) The Governor in Council may make rules as to the
management of such portions so set apart, and as to the treat-
'ment and discipline of the persons detained therein.
(4) The portion set apart for lepers sentenced to imprison-
ment shall be deemed and taken to be a prison, and shall be
under the .sole control of the Medical Superintendent.

11. The inmates of any leper .asylum may at any time, by
order of the Governor, be removed therefrom to any other leper
asylum.

12. Every person received into a leper asylum under any
warrant or order issued under the provisions of this Ordinance
shall be detained therein until he be removed or discharged,
and in case of escape may by virtue of such warrant or order
te captured by any officer or servant of such asylum, or any
police officer or other person and may be conveyed to and re-
ceived into ,nd detained in such asylum.


PART III.

DISCHARGE FROM ASYLUM.
12. The Governor may in his absolute discretion, order the
discharge of any inmate of .a leper asylum, not being a prisoner,
under sentence of imprisonment, upon security being given by
some person on behalf of such inmate, to the Crown Attorney
by bond in the sum of one hundred dollars that such inmate
shall b.I properly isolated, maintained and treated in private,'
and shall not be suffered to be at large.


1955.







No.


14. Whenever it appears to the Medical Superintendent
of a leper asylum that .any inmate thereof is fit to be discharged
therefrom, such Medical Superintendent shall certify the same
to the Governor; and thereupon it shall be lawful for the Gov-
ernor to direct that such person shall be discharged.



PART IV.

PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN TRADES TO LEPERS.

15. No leper shall carry on any of the trades or callings
specified in the Schedule to this Ordinance, or any other trade
or calling which the Governor in Council may from time to time
by Order to be published in the Gazette, prohibit lepers from
carrying on.

16. (1) Any leper who shall carry on any trade or calling
as aforesaid, and any person who shall knowingly employ a
leper in any such trade or' calling, shall be liable to a fine not
exceeding forty-eight dollars, and in addition thereto any leper
so convicted may be committed to a leper asylum, to be detained
there till discharged by order of the Governor.
(2) Any person knowing himself to be a leper who shall
enter any public vehicle or lodge in any hotel, boarding house
or lodging house, or enter any shop where food or drink is sold
to be consumed on the premises, or bathe in any public bath,
or any river or stream or wash any clothes in or otherwise
contaminate such bath, river, or stream, -and the proprietor or
person in charge of any such public vehicle, hotel or boarding
house, lodging house, shop or bath, who shall knowingly allow
any leper to enter the same shall be liable on summary convic-
tion .to a fine not exceeding fifty dollars, and any leper so con-
victed may in addition thereto be committed to a leper asylum
to be detained there till discharged by order of the Governor.


17. (1) If any leper sells any article of food or drink which
has been prepared or handled by him or with which he has come ,
in contact, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine
not exceeding fifty dollars and may in addition thereto be com-
mitted to a leper asylum to be detained there until discharged
by order of the Governor.
(2) If any person knowingly sells any article of food or
drink which has been prepared or handled by a leper or with
which a leper has come in contact, he shall be liable, en summary
conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars.


Discharge of
leper on
certificate
of Medical
Superintendent.


Prohibition
of certain
trades to
lepers.


Penalty for
carrying on
a prohibited
trade.


Sale of food
&c., prepared
by a leper.


1955.


Lepers.









PART V.


Landing of
lepers
prohibited.






Lepers
landing may
be sent to
asylum.





Penalty
on person
trespassing on
asylum.


Aiding leper
to escape
and harbouring
of escaped
leper.




Evidence
required
to prove
leprosy.


LANDING OF LEPERS PROHIBITED.
18. Except with the permission of the Governor, no leper
shall be allowed to land in the Colony unless he shall be a native
of the Colony or lawfully domiciled therein, and the master or
other person in charge of any vessel or aircraft who suffers or
omits to prevent the landing frem such vessel or aircraft, of any
person whom he knows or has reasonable grounds to suppose to
be a leper shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not
exceeding one hundred and twenty dollars.

19. Every leper unlawfully landing in breachl of the prohib-
ition in the last section contained may be committed to a leper
asylum by a warrant under the hand of the Governor, and may
be detained therein for such period as may be directed by such
warrant.

PART VI.
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.
20. (1) Any person not having official business at a leper
asylum who, without permission of the Medical Superintendent
thereof, goes within the limits thereof, shall be guilty of trespass
and upon being convicted- thereof shall be liable to a penalty
not exceeding twenty-four dollars.
(2) Any person who purchases or receives from any inmate
of a leper asylum any food, clothing or other .article, shall on
conviction thereof, be liable to a penalty not exceeding twenty-
four dollars.
(3) A complaint for an offence under this section may be
laid by the Medical Superintendent, or any person duly author-
ised by him in that behalf.

21. Any person who shall aid or abet any inmate of a leper
asylum in escaping or attempting to escape from such asylum
before such inmate has been lawfully discharged therefrom, or
who shall harbour or hide or assist in harbouring or hiding, any
inmate of a leper asylum who has escaped therefrom, shall, on
conviction thereof, be liable to imprisonment with or without
hard labour for any term not exceeding three months or to a
penalty not exceeding fifty dollars.

22. (1) No supposed leper shall be convicted of an offence
under this Ordinance, and no person shall be convicted of any
offence with respect to the landing, and no costs shall be recov-
ered in respect of any supposed leper, except on the evidence or
certificate of- a duly qualified medical practitioner that such
supposed leper is a leper.


Lepers.


1955.








No. Lepers.


(2) The certificate in writing of a duly qualified medical
practitioner shall be admissible .as evidence under this section.

23. Every person residing in any house used for human hab-
itation who knows or has good reasons to suspect that any in ate
therein is a leper, and every person who knows or reasorfably
suspects that any person employed by him is a leper, shall give
notice thereof, to the nearest Magistrate, Justice of the Peace,
or Government medical officer, who shall thereupon report the
same to the Medical Superintendent of a leper asylum.

24. Every person wilfully neglecting to give such informa-
tion as aforesaid, and every Magistrate, Justice of the Peace or
Government medical officer neglecting to report the same as
aforesaid, shall be guilty of an offence, and shall be liable on
conviction -to a fine not exceeding twenty-four dollars.

25. On receipt of such report as aforesai'd the Medical Super-
intendent shall forthwith forward such report for the informa-
tion of the Governor, and such information and examination of
the alleged leper shall be held and suoh report made thereon
as the Governor shall order.

26. After such inspection, examination and report as afore-
said, it shall ,be lawful for the Governor, if he shall .think fit, to
order the leper to be removed to or detained in a leper asylum:
Provided always that no person shall be removed to or detained
in a leper asylum unless a certificate shall have been given by
two duly qualified medical practitioners that such person is
actually suffering from the disease of leprosy.

27. All fines and penalties imposed by or under this Ordin-
ance, shall be recoverable summarily under the provisions of the
Summary Conviction Offences (Procedure) Ordinance and all
penalties recoverable under any bond given under this Ordin-
ance shall be recovered as Crown debts by the Crown Attorney
in accordance with the law and practice for the time being pre-
vailing.

28. The Governor in Council from ,time to time may make
all necessary rules dealing with the following subjects connected
with any leper asylum:-
(a) The appointment and duties of the Medical Super-
intendent and staff;
(b) the management, inspection, discipline, control and
punishment of the inmates and staff;
(c). the visiting of inmate by*their relatives an% friends;


195i.


Duty of
certain persons
to give
notice as to
lepers.



Neglect to give
information,
&c.



Procedure
when informa-
tion given.



Removal of
lep1je to
asylum.





RPcovery ot
penalties.

Oap. 13.




Governor in
Council to
mnake rules.








0o. Lepers. 1955.


(d) the appointment of official visitors, and the dates _of
periodical visits by them; and
(e) generally for the carrying into effect of the provis-
ions of this Ordinance.

Forms &o. 29. The Governor in Council from time to time may
prescribe the forms of certificates, warrants, bonds, orders,
or other forms to be used under this Ordinance.


SCHEDULE.

TRADES OR CALLINGS PROHIBITED TO LEPERS.

Baker. pairyman.
Barber. Domestic Servant.
Bootmaker. Fishmonger.
Butclher. Nurse.
Chemist. Tailor.
Cook. Washer.
or any trade or calling in which the person employed handles
or comes in contact with articles of food, drink, drugs, medi-
cines, tobacco or clothing in any form, or comes in contact
with other persons.


Passed the Legislative Council this day of 1955.


Clerk of Legislative Council.
(M. 1/1941).

OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The object of this Bill is to provide for the proper control and care of lepers.
2. The Bill is based on the Leper Act (Cap. 110) of the Leeward Islands.

E. F. GLASGOW,
Acting Crown Attorney.

Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
14th May, 1954.









MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HELD AT THE
COUNCIL CHAMBER, KINGSTOWN, ON THURSDAY, 10TH MARCH. 1955,
AT 10.00 .M.

PRESENT :
'His Honour, 0. R. KELSICK, D.F.C., Acting Administrator, President.
The Honourable K. H. C. ALLEYNE, 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,
,, ,, G. H. CHARLES; Member for Central Windward,
,, ,, 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.

ABSENT :
The Honourable L. L. PUNNETT, Third Nominated Member (on leave of Absence),.

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

2. MINUTES.
The Minutes of the Meeting of 17th February, 1955, copies of which were
circulated, were taken as read and were confirr-_.d.

3. ANNOUNCEMENTS.
The President announced that the Secretary of State for the Colonies had
appointed the Chairmen of the three pre-fec.ral Commissions, namely, Sir
Sydney Caine, K.C.M.G., Chairman of the Fiscal Commission, Sir James Robert-
son, K.C.M.G., K.B.E., Chairman of the Civil Service Commission and Sir Allen
Chalmers Smith, M.C., Chairman of the Judicial Committee.

4. NOTICES OF MOTIONS.
The Member for North Windward gave notice of the following motion and
stated that, at the proper time, he would move the suspension of the Standing
Rules in order to debate the motion:
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:
AND 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-
tions 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.

5. NOTICES OF QUESTIONS.
There were no notices of questions.

6. PETITIONS.
No petitions were presented.
7. PAPERS.
The Crown Attorney laid the following paper on the Table:
Council Paper No. 12 of 1955: The Colonial Treasurer's Report for 1953.

8. QUESTIONS.
The Member for the Grenadines withdrew the following questions standing
in his name:
1. Will Government please submit a Report on the last Primary
School Examination and Teachers Examination?
2. Will Governmeent please make arrangements for the payment of
persons who were summoned and were present at the Magistrates Court
at Bequia on the first Wednesday of the month of February when Courts
was postponed at 1 p.m. on the said day?

9. MOTIONS.
The Honourable Crown Attorney moved the following motion:
WHEREAS on the 29th day of December 1954 an announcement was pub-
lished in the Gazette setting out the terms of certain changes proposed
to be made in the constitution of the Government of Saint Vincent, includ-
ing the introduction of the Ministerial system;
BE IT RESOLVED that this Council welcomes and endorses the proposed
changes.
The motion was seconded by the Second Nominated Member. Before the
adjournment of Council at 12.10 p.m. for lunch, the First Nomirnated Member,
the Member for St. George and the Member for North Windward spoke on the
motion.

Resumption.
Council resumed at 1.30 p.m. and all members, except the First Nominated
Member, were present as in the forenoon.









The debate on the motion continued and the Member for South Leeward,
the Member for Kingstown, the Member for North Leeward, the Member for
-Central Windward, the Member for the Grenadines, the Third Nominated Mem-
ber and the Member for South Windward spoke. On the vote, the motion was
passed 10-0, with the Member for North Windward abstaining.
The Honourable Acting Colonial Treasurer, seconded by the Honourable
Crown Attorney, moved the following motion which was passed nem con:
That this Council approve the Schedule of Additional Provision required
to meet Expenditure in excess of the Estimates for the year 1954 for the
period 1st January to 31st March, 1954.

10. BILIs.
The following Bills were introduced and read a first time:
The Summnary Conviction Offences (Amendment) Bill.
The Summary Conviction Offences (Procedure) (Amendment) Bill.
The Summary Conviction Offences (Praedial Larceny) Bill.
The following Bills were read a second and third time and passed:
The Currency (Amendment) Bill,
The Supplementary Appropriation (1953) Bill.
Council then dissolved itself into Committee to consider the Factories Bill.
In Committee, the report of the Select Committee was accepted and the Amend-
ments incorporated in the Bill. The Bill was next read a third time and passed.

11. ADJOURNMENT.
The Member for Kingstown, seconded by the Member for South Leeward,
moved the adjournment of Council in order to brief -the St. Vincent delegate
to the Conference on Migration in a British West Indian Federation. The motion
was passed and Council moved into Committee to discuss the matter.

The meeting' adjourned sine die at 5.00 p.m.

0. R. KELSICK,
President.

Confirmed 7th April, 1955.

0. R. KELSICK,
President.




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