-;.XI NT \'[NC(ENI.TVE )A. 1,2 JULY.
It is hereby notified for general information that in the event of a hurri-
cane threatening or approaching the Island, the following warnings will be
KINGSTOWN (1) A white flag with a black
centre will be flown on
(2) Loudspeaker and Radio
(3) Three saluting guns v"'ill
RUr.AL AREAS (1) A white flag wihi a black
centre will ae flr,wn from
(2) Loudspeaker ird Radio
5th July, 1955.
HONORARY AUSTRIAN CONSVI. AT
With reflere(nce 10 ( ,Gverll\went
Notice No. Ill of 22n] d Mircli. 19, thei
Exeqtuatur eml)wrin,; .lMr. 1l('n .\pI)
KAHN to act as Fonrn" v A\nsuiit ('nit.-
sul for the Brilish W est lnii. lhas
received Her Majest\ 's s-in;l.
12th July, 1955.
(1) Church bells wih' ring for
(2) Cotton Ginnery whistle will
blow for 5 Mrintues.
(3) The siren will blow for 5
Church bells will ling for 5
'Thl following Doctunients aie pub-
lished with thii, issue of the (iiazett :-
s.R. & 0. N\. ?7. -Te 'i'ravivlling
iant I Subsis.nct Allowanies
(Aimendm IInit) Retgul:tions. 1955.
(F. 5/1.; 91)4)
I-. & 0. No. 28. Thie 'ensions
(A.I indi)ient) Reulnations, 19;5.
1 2th .lnly. 1055.
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 JULY, 1955.-(No. 42).
No. 315. school though there might be some
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE. opportunity for work at the standard of
the Ordinary Level of the General Cer-
Copies of Minutes of Meeting of the tificate, of Education. The persons ap-
Legislative Council held on the 2nd pointed will be expected to take parL in
June, 1955, which may be seen at the some of the extra curricular activities of
Government Office, Kingstown Library, the school in addition to her teaching
and at all Revenue Offices are published duties.
with this issue of the Gazette. 3. candidates s should possess Bache-
12th July, 1955. lor of Arts degree either General or
with Honours. A Teacher's Diploma
or an equivalent qualification is desir-
No. 311. able bitt not essential.
VACANT POSTS. 4. The successful candidate will be
allowed a commencing salary within
POST OF SURVEYOR, DOMINICA. the scalb. 500 x 2:-625 per annum
--- appropriate to her experience and/or
Applicationsareinvited fromsuitably qualifications ; at present a temporary
qualified candidates for appointment, cost of living allowance at the rate of
on contract for a period of one year to 71. 17. 6. per annum is also payable.
the non-pensionable post of Surveyor Some improvement in the emoluments
in connection with the proposed instal- may however he expected when Gov-
lation of a new water-supply for eminent takes a decision on the Report
Roseau and its environs. of the Salaries Commissioner, 1954.
Salary will be at a fixed rate of 5. The appointment would normally
$2,880 in the scale $2,400 x $120-$2,880 be pensionable subject to the candidates'
per annum. Subsistence allowance will medical fitness and to satisfactory ser-
be payable at current rates when work- vice during a probationary period of
ing away from assigned headquarters. one year, but the successful candidate
Quarters are not provided, could if she so preferred, be appointed
Transport allowance will be paid at on a three-year contract in which case
current rates if the officer is required she would be granted, on th satisfac-
by Government to maintain a means of tory conclusion of her period of contract
transport. service, a gratuity calculated at the rate
A free passage to Dominica will be of 25. of basic salary for each complet-
provided, on appointment, and a free ed period of three months service in-
return passage will be provided on sat- cludingapproved leave.
isfactory completion of contract. 6. The successful candidate will be
Duties will consist mainly of detailed subject on appointment to the Colonial
surveys of the-ares of potential supply, Regulations and to local Geneiral Orders
reconnaissance of suitable sources and and instructions in force for the time
pipe-line routes, of sites for ;n intak,- bein, in, so far as they are applicable.
dam, a reservoir, filter-beds and other 7. Vacation lEave (for both pension-
ancilla ry installations, able" 'nd contract" staff) is earn-
Applications with details of qualifica- ed :it the rate of five days for each
tions and past experiencr-. ;accom.paniedl completed month of resident service up
by two recent testimonials, should hbe to a inaxirnui of six months, subject
addressed to the Administrator, Govern- to a minimum tour of two years resi-
ment Office. Dominica. B.W.I,, and dent service.
should reach him not later than 31st A pensionable ajpointee wonl hbe
July, 1955. eligible for "assi.-ted passages" when
5th Julv. 1955. travelling to and from le:ave, subji-ct to
5 uthe provision of funds annually by the
(A. 1550 II). Legislative Council and to the require-
ments of the Public Officers Leave
No. 279. (Passage) Regulations.
VACANCIES FOR MISTRESSES, BISHOP'S II' recruited from overseas, the Mis-
HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, BRITISH tress would be provided by Government
GUIANA. with a passage to British Guiana in
ord,.r t.o take up her appointment, and
Applictitionstre invite i from suitablyI if the appointment is on contract. with
qualified persons for appointment as a passage back to the place from which
Mistresses, Bishop's High-l School fori she was recruited on the satisfactory
Girls. British Guia'a. completion of her contract.
2. 'The duties are to teach two or I 8. Applications should be addressed
more of the subjects Enulish. History, I to the Headinistress, Bishop's High
Latin. French, chiefly in the middle School for Girls, British Guiana, in time
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 JULY, 1955.-(No. 42).
to reach her not later thae the 3 Zst
August, 1955. (Copies and not origi-
nals of certificates and testimonials
should be submitted).
21st June, 1955.
TO OWNERS OF PUBLIC SERVICE
VEHICLES, GOODS VEHICLES AND
TRAILERS H, H-T AND T PLATES.
VACANT POST OF SANITARY SUPERIN- Your attention is drawn to the pro-
TENDENT ST. VINCENT, B. W.I. visions of Regulation 18 of the .M.V. &
R.T. Regulations, 1940, whereby no
Applications are invited for the post licence may be issued or renewed for
of Sanitary Superintendent in the Medi- such vehicles unless ain Inspection of
cal Department. Saint Vincent, British : Vehicles certifies that the vehicles comn-
West Indies. ply with all the provisions of the Or-
2. Candidates must possess the Sani- dinance and Regulations. (that is to say.
tary Inspectors Certificate of the Royal that the v.'hicle must bhe absolutely
Sanitary Institute. They should have a roadworthy, have all the necessary fit-
working knowledge of the construction tigs, including lamps. efficient brakes,
and Maintenance of small rural water etc.).
supplies, drainage and the construction 'The Inspect or of Motor Vehicles (Mr.
of drains. They should also be able to: Richards) is available at Police Head-
read building plans and be familiar with quarters daily front 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon
the construction of houses. Candidates and from 1.00 p m.to 3.00 p.m. on week
should mention whether thehae days to inspect vehicles, the licences for
should mention whether they have wih are due for renewal at the end of
experience in a Governinent or Munici- whch re due fr ewal the end of
pal Health Department in the West June and those vehicles already licenced
Indies. for the complete year, as Regulation 18
(5) requires that all vehicles as described
3. The duties of the post include must be examined twice annually.
general supervision of the various IWARNING:- Licences may be re-
scavenging services and Sanitary fused and those already issued may be
measures of the Colony; general main- cancelled if these regulations are not
tenance of small rural water supplies; complied with.
and checking building plans for iural
areas not under control of the Central
Housing and Planning Authority.
All duties will be performed under
the direction of the Senior Medical
4. The salary of the post. which is
pensionable. is in thit e scale $2304 x S96-
$2784. Transport allowance for the
maintenance of :i motor car for the
performance of official duties will be
paid at approved local rates.
5. Quartersare not provided. Govern-
ment official- are laidle to taxation
imposed by local enactments.
6. Applications accompanied l)y copies
of recent testimonials (preferably from
Public Health Officers)should be address-
ed to the Senior Medical Officer, Saint
Vincent, and should be submitted to
reach him not later !han 31st July. 19.55.
20th June, 1955.
HENRY H. WILLIAMS.
Acting Government Se'cretary.
12th July. 1955.
S. A. ANDERSON. Lt.-Col.,
24th J*une. 1955.
RETURN OF STOCKS.
With reference to t li P ices Control
Order, S. R. & 0. No. 25, 1947, all
traders Iar hereixv notified that until
further notice, the return of stocks
usually submitted rn ld. iy to the Con-
troller of Supplies by 12 o'clock noon
on) the 2nd da y of e;lthi monlith must now
bl sulimoitted lii-niorthly. namely Ily 12
o'clock noon on thi 2nd and on the 17th
davy (f each month. the return to con-
tain stocks .f the t;tictles in Part B of
the Fir.-t Sehedul e held by them on the
Is! an 1511th day of each month respect-
This measure is being takenn as an
emergency during the' Hurricane Season.
Date I this 5th dany of July, 1955.
C. R. WILLIAMS.
for Coti ?oller of Supplies.
(A. 24/1951 III).
SAINT VINCENT TUESDAY, 12 JULY, 1955.-(No. 42).
LAND AND HOUSE TAX NOTICE.
NOTICK is hereby given that the uiderinentioied 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 30th July. 1955,
at the Tresury. 1Kingstown, for the recovery of taxes due.
A. D. W. JOHNSON,
for Colonial Treasurer.
4th July, 1955.
Name of Owner.
1. C(ampbiill Olive Eugena
2. Williams Olive & E imund
3. (rant Arthur
4. DeNobriga I ohn
5. Akers Anthony
6. Alexaiindr Normnin
7. Andorsn Samuel
8. B-II William Scott
9. Cain Millictnr
10. Cudjo- Jamos
11. DeBique John
12. Ferdinand Adina
13. Ferlinand Joseph
14. Garraway Dciigald
15. Is >c;s Benljalinl
16. .iln Alexmnder
17. Jolmn V'vian
18. Jolrdom l Einezpr
19. Lewis Anldrw ![rs.
20. Nantoin Un.,
21. lPrvid.nce Enil
22. Providence Cateprine
23. lilihar.s .ose.h
24. Samuoe 1K. T.
25. Sauniir- 11i!,rth
26. Staplton A iraha8n Sr.
27. Stapl, tcn ; octo
28. Thomas HI-inr
29. Y .arwo.(i Applard1
Pal myr r
Tr, i nca
T''rol ILu ca
Descr; ption of Property,
1 House, I spot
1 H,,u-e spot
1 Acre, 9 poles
2 Acres, 22 poles
1 IHouse spot
I 1 .,
, I House
2 Acres, 3 rds.
I Acre I rd.
I House spot
1 llouse spot
2 Acre., 1 rd. 1.5 pls.
1 House spot
3 Amies, ;3 rds. 28 pis.
1 lHonus spot
1 HIuspo, 1 spot
1 Jiouse spot
:3 Ar.s, 3 rds.
1 IIlousl I spot
1 A cre
1 THouse 'pot
1 Hmois spot
1 II(oise ,,o)t.
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STATUTORY RULES AND
1955, No. 27.
TRAVELLING AND SUBSISTENCE ALI
(Gazetted 12th July, 1955).
1. Short title. These Regulations may be cited as the Travelling and
Subsistence Allowances (Amendment) Regulations, 1955, and shall be read as
one with the Travelling and Subsistence Allowances Regulations, .1941', S.R. & 0.
1947, No. 9) (hereinafter referred to as the principal Regulations) and all
2. Substitution of Third and Fourth Schedules to principal
Regulations. The Third Schedule to the principal Regulations as replaced
by the Travelling and Subsistence Allowances (Amendment) Regulations, 1D51,
(S.R. & 0. 1951, No. 29) and the Fourth Schedule as added by the Travelling and
Subsistence Allowances (Amendment) Regulations, 1954, (S.R. & 0. 1954, No. 52)
are hereby revoked and substituted as follows:-
THIRD SCHEDULE (Regulation 13 (2)).
Officer, grade or annual rate of paVy where no office Allowance
is specified, per day of
G governor ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... $24.00
Adm inistrator ...... ...... ..... ...... ...... .... ...... ..... 18.00
Members of Executive and Legislative Councils and
Officers whose salaries are not less than $4,320 per
ann um ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 14.40
Officers whose salaries are less than $4,320 but not less
than $2,880 per annum ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 12.00
Officers whose salaries are less than $2,880 but not less
than $1,440 per annum ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 10.00
Officers whose salaries are less than $1,440 but not less
than $960 per annum ...... ...... ..... ...... ...... ...... 7.00
Officers whose salaries are less than $960 per annum ...... .... 6.00
FOURTH SCHEDULE (Regulation 13 (3)).
Venue of CPnference Allowance
per day of
In Jamaica'and in all places outside the British Caribbean
(except Canada and the United States of America),
and in all non-British Caribbean territories (as defined
from time to time by the Governor) ...... .... ..... B.W.I. $20.00
Elsewhere in the British Caribbean ..... ...... ..... ...... B.W.I. 15.00
In Canada ...... ...... ...... ..... ...... ..... ...... ...... Can. 20.00
In the United States of America ...... ...... ...... ..... ...... U.S. 20.00
3. Commencement. These Regulations shall be deemned to have come
into effect on the 1st day of January, 1955.
Made by the Governor in Council under sections 3 and 5 of the Travelling
and Subsistence Allowance Ordinance, 1946, (No. 34 of 1946) this 17th day of
F. GILBERT THOMAS,
Acting Clerk of Executive Council.
PRITE BT THE GOVERNMENT P3DJTfI, AT THZ GOVEINMMNT PRINTIQS OFFtCS
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCZNT.
Price 8 cents. I
: , 1955.
e At 4 SAINT VINCENT.
; STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,
L 1955, No. 28.
PENSIONS (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS.
(Gazetted 12th July, 1955).
1. Short title. These Regulations may be cited as the Pensions (Angend-
ment) Regulations, 1955, and shall be read as one with the Pensions Regulations,
1948, (hereinafter referred to as "the principal Regulations") and all amend-
ments thereto, appearing in the First Schedule to the Pensions Ordinance,
2. Amendment of First Schedule. The First Schedule to 'the
principal Regulations is hereby amended as follows:-
(i) by inserting the title "Eastern Region of Nigeria" between the titles
"East African Railways and Harbour Administration" and "Falkland
Islands" in the first column thereof;
(ii) by inserting between the title "Federation of Malaya" and the word
"Fiji", in the first column thereof, the following titles:-
"Federation of Nigeria."
"Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland";'
(iti) by inserting the title "Northern Region of Nigeria" between the words
"Northern Rhodesia" and the word "Nyasaland" in the second col-.
(iv) by inserting ,the title "Western Region of Nigeria" between the title
"West African Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research" and the word
"Zanzibar,' in the second column thereof.
Made by the Governor in Council with the sanction of the Secretary of
State under section 3 (1) of the Pensions Ordinance, 1948, (No. 16 of 1948)
this 20th day of May, 1955.
A. L. SAMUEL,
Clerk of Executive Council.
Laid before the Legislative Council under section 3 (1) of the Pensions
Ordinance, 1948, (No. 16 of 1948), this 7th day of July, 1955.
O: E. LEIGERTWOOD,
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.
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t 1955. : .
MINUTE& OF MEETING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HELD AT THE
COUNCIL CHAMBER, KINGSTOWN, ON THURSDAY, 2ND JUNE, 1955,
AT 10.00 A M.
His Honour 0. R. KELSICK, Acting Administrator, President,
The Honourable B. F. DIAS, Acting Crown Attorney,
.. A. D. JOHNSON, Acting Colonial Treasurer,
E. A. C. HUGHES, First Nominated Member,
J. A. BAYNES, Member for St. George,
. 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,
H. F. YOUNG, Member for South Leeward,
. L. C. LATHAM, Member for South Windward.
,, ,, A. B. C. dos SANTos, Third Nominated Member.
The Honourable R. E. BAYNES, Member for Kingstown (attending Regional
Economic Committee meeting),
,, ,, C. L. TANNIS, Member for Grenadines (on leave of absence).
The President opened the Meeting with the reading of Prayers.
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 5th May, 1955, copies of which were
circulated were taken as read and were confirmed.
There were no announcements.
4. NOTICES OF MOTIONS.
The Member for North Windward drew attention to the fact that the
following motion was submitted but was not included on the Order' Paper
and that at the appropriate time he would request suspension of the Standing
Rules arid Orders to permit the debate of the motion:
WHEREAS the distance from the Georgetown Post Office to Byera Hill
and from Colonarie is reasonably sufficient distance to allow for a Post
Office to be placed at Byera Hill;
AND WHEREAS the population of Gorse, Mangro, Byera Hill, Chester
Cottage, Grand Sable etc., makes it expedient for a post box and small
post office to be placed at Byera Hill;
AND WHEREAs people over a long period in these areas complain and
experience much difficulty in receiving letters, since apart from the fact
that the majority of people in this area are field workers; no postman
is delegated to bring letters and post offices are close to these people after
leaving the field at Georgetown and Colonarie;
AND WHEREAS letters are known to be delayed and lie up for months
at Georgetown Post Office thus creating a great disadvantage to the peo-
ple of this Area;
B1J IT RESOLVED that a Post Office .such as is set up in Sion Hill be
placed at Bycra Hill so that the complaints of the people in this area, b-.
answered and letters ceased to be delayed or go astray or piled up at
The President pointed out that the Motion did not arrive in time for inclu-
sion on the Order Paper and it was his opinion that the motion was not of
sufficient urgency to warrant tha suspension of the Standing Rules and Orders.
The First Nominated Member gave notice of the following motion:-
WHEREAS the Income Tax (Evasion of Tax Payment) (Prevention)
Rules, 1953, are generally regarded as being unnecessarily onerous and
irritating to persons leaving the Colony;
BE IT RESOLVED that this Council recommends to Government that the
said Rules be amended in such a way as to protect the revenue of the Colony
without causing undue inconvenience to bona fide tourists and residents of
5. NOTICES OF QUESTIONS.
The Member for North Windward gave notice of the following questions
which were also previously submitted:-
When does Government intend
(1) making education facilities possible .at New Sandy Bay Village by erect-
ing the long promised school for the education of the children of
The iast answer to this question was made by the Administrator
W. F. Coutts, C.M.G., but operations as to site preparations etc. came
to a standstill, does Government intend deferring this long standing
(2) to relieve the thirst of the people of Overland, Langley Park, Chap-
man's Village and Byera Hill by preparing some sort of water facili-
(3) to restore the roads of Caratal Village, and to give relief to the people
of Mahou Ridge by preparing the road which, was promised and for
which provision was made so that they be able to bring out their
There were no petitions presented.
The Crown Attorney laid the following Papers on the Table:-
Council Paper No. 16 of 1955: Report of the Commission of Enquiry
into the Public Works Department.
Council Paper No, 17 of 1955: Report of tle Commission of Enquiry
into the Encroachment of the Water Reserve Lands of the Mamoon
Council Paper No. 18 of 1955: Pension (Amendment) -aRegulations,
Council Paper No. 19 of 1955: The Port Elizabeth District (Cessation)
Council Paper No. 20 of 1955: The Bequia District Council Order 1955.
The Member for North Windward asked the following questions Standing
in his name:-
1. What is the method employed in dealing with the compulsory
savings of farm workers employed by Immigration Agreement between
this Government and the U.S.A. from the withdrawal of certain sums
from their wages from the date of their employment to their arrival in
this Colony, after they are discharged ?
2. Is the Government aware that farm workers arriving into this
Colony from the U.S.A. after being discharged, experience great 'difficulty
in receiving their money for which they have laboured ?
3. Is Government further aware that much discrepancies and delay
and the inaccuracy attend the repayment of money taken from farm work-
ers in the United States ?
The President replied as follows:-
1. Three months after the date of employment of a farm worker in
the U.S.A., fortnightly deductions in respect of compulsory savings at the
rate of 15% of his wages: are remitted to this Colony through the Labour
Commissioner, Windward Islands, by means of a Bank Draft. The net
proceeds are credited to the Workers' Account and paid out to his allottees
(if any) or held on Deposit pending his return ,to the Colony when pay-
ment is made to him or his order.
2. Farm workers generally do experience a fair measure of delay in
obtaining their arrears of wages, but this difficulty has been reduced to
a minimum by the payment in advance of approximately 80% of the
Certain workers, however, whose account are frozen as a direct result
of broken contracts, inevitably suffer greater difficulty as payment cannot
be effected .until their outstanding liabilities have been aseeitained and
3. All workers generally express dissatisfaction over the question of
i transportation costs, and in particular workers who are liable to pay all
expenses of repatriation resulting from breach of contract. Apart from
these disputed charges arising from wilful ignorance of the terms and
conditions of their contract of service and the inevitable delay to which
reference is made in Question 2 above, this Government is not aware of any
inaccuracy in the accounts of U.S. Farm Workers.
The Honourable Colonial Treasurer, seconded by the Crown Attorney, moved
the following motion:-
That this Council approve the Schedule of Addilional Expenditure
required to meet expenditure in excess of the Estimate for the year 1954
for the period 1st April to 30th June, 1954.
The motion was passed nem con without debate.
The Member for St. George moved the motion standing to his name:--
WHEREAS the town of Calliaqua is very small in size with its present
affixed boundaries, which completely prevents the possibility of advance-
ment of the said town with its few inhabitants that are incapable of
sponsoring the necessary amenities required to make progress possible.
AND WHEREAS it is clearly seen dhat our Central Government during
the past years hav, made, little or no effort in planning for the future of
these small towns except that they are so named and listed by. proclama-
AND WHEREAS the small annual grant given them cannot take care of
proper day to day scavengering so the town is kept in an impotent and
poverty stricken condition from year to year;
BE IT RESOLVED that the town boundaries of Calliaqua be extended to
include Villa and Rathomill.
The motion was seconded by the Member for North Windward and after
the debate was lost 3 to 5.
The Member for North? Windward, seconded by the Member for St. George,
moved the following motion:-
WHEREAS as a result of a motion brought to the Legislative Council
4th February 1954 in its 5th sitting, concerning the question of legal assist-
ance in certain matters affecting the people of this Colony and in accord,
ance with the tenets of British Justice as it is known and accepted by
what we consider our Code of Democratic Institutions;
BE IT RESOLVED that this Council seriously consider, through the abject
poverty of some and the social handicaps of our people affecting educa-
tion, knowledge of the law, and the absence' of any civil or ethical instruc-
tions given in any form whatever to adults in the Colony. that the
Government make provision for certain forms of legal aid or legal pro-
tection in the Colony, apart from that given to a poor person in murder
During the debate the Member for North Windward moved the following
amendment for the addition of another resolve to read:-
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a Committee be appointed to make
recommendations for the implementation of this resolve.
The amendment was seconded by the First Nominated Member and accepted
by Council. The motion as amended was then passed unanimously,
The following Bills were introduced and read a first time:-
The Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Bill.
The Leper Bill.
The Meeting adjourned sine die at 12.30 p.m.
-0. R. KELSICK,
Confirmed 7th July, 1955.
0. R. KELSICK,