VOL. 88.] SAINT VINCENT. TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST, 1955.
GOVERNMENT NOTICES. No. 362.
-No 358. fQUIA DISTRICT COUNCIL.
CELEBRATION OF THE QUEEN'S Mr. CYI:RIL [ITCHELL aS Chairman of
BIRTHDAY. the Bequia District Council for a period
-- of two years with effect from Ist Jan-
It is notified for general information uary,1956.
that the late appointed for the observ- 9th 1 A ugust. 155.
ance of Her Majesty the Queen's Birth- A1 0)
day in 1956, is Thursday. the 31st May. (A. 7i1955).
9th August, 1955.
Miss MARJORIE THEOBALDS has been
appointed a Surveying Draughtsman,.
Lands and Snrveys Department, with
effect from 26th July, 1955.
9th August, 1955.
(P. F 451).
The Reverend EDWARD JOHN PIZEY
as a Marriage Officer for the whole Col-
ony with effect from 4th August, 1955.
9th Augnst, 1955.
The Reverend EDWARD JOHN PTZEY
as an Official Attestor for the whole
Colony with effect from 4th August,
9th August, 1955.
11ONOItARY CONSUL OF THE FEDERAL L.
REPUBLIC 01'V (GEPMANY AT PORT
Wi th I r e r en c e to Government
Notice No 331 of 26th July. 1955,
t.he Ex-qiiatur einp,weoing Mr. ERIC
POLLONAIS to iact is Hon oriry Consul
of ihe FVi.ral (trrmian Republic Iat
f'ort )f Sipai, Trinidad, with juris-
diction de,-c ill*d :.s incl uding Trinidad
and Tobago. Barb)aldos, Grenada, St.
Vincent anti St. Lucia, received Her
Majesty's siganntn c on the 24th June,
9th August. 1955.
Mr. M. V. WTLLTAMS. Assistant
Examiner of Accounts. Audit Depart-
ienIt. hits been granted three months,
vacation leiavo with effect from 1st
9th Atiugst, 1955.
(P. F. 180).
,5 1 rr t
bp 'A Itil.
252 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST, 1955.-(No. 48).
The Honourable E. A. C. HUGHES,
member of t,he Executive and Legisla-
tive Councils, for 7 days. witli efec.t
from 4th August, 1955.'
9th August, 1955.
DISTRICT POST OFFICER, MESOPOTAMIA,
Applications are invited lor the post
of District Post Officer, Mesopotamia, St.
2. Candidates must have the necessary
training in a, District Post Office and
should have a working knowledge of the
duties of the Office. A 'air sta:.dard of
education is also required.
3. The salary of the post, which is
nor-pensionable, is in the scale $420 x
$12-$480 per annum.
4. Applications should be addressed to
the Colonial Postmaster and should
re'ch him not later than 20th August,
9th August, 1955.
VACANCY FOR A LINOTYIE OPERATOR
IN THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING
OFFICE, ST. VINC(EUT, BiRITISH
Applications are in vi ted from suitably
qualified persons for appointmeilt to the
post of Linotype Operator, (Govern IIen i
Priliting Office, St. Vincent.
2. The post. which is piensionllile
carries ;a salary scale of $1,104 x $72-
$1,680 per an iitn. Consideration will
be ive t,) tile appiintilent ol l catiili-
date ati a sala'*y in excess of the mini mi umr
if the qualifications an lli -xpel ience of
the canidiat, wir oilher circili.tancts
jius:if'y ysuch ai cours' .
I. It is esseLtidtl that applicants
should hllave a fuil lkni.wledge of til'
minechlanisin of ,in ,ty vo i- ):cliiis., andi
should ii ,e "or Pke' ili : r-cogniis-l
Printing (tlice ais a Liiit. p,' 0 )e:itor
for some liime. The a:oniiintiient is
Si cl jct to tih canllidlai"s rnie, ical fitmi ss
and to satisfactory servic- duirin.i ;i pro-
bationary period of one year in the first
4. Free passages for thie appointee,
his wife andi children (ind ,r th, age
of 18 ye:lrs) will be provid-e on lirst
appointment. Tihe aiipoinine wiil Ie
expected to :isumin duty immj t edintel .
upon appoint ment.
5. Applications with details of quali-
fications ( nii past'experience accompan-
ied l)y t\\'w r,'cenit testimonials should
be add lresed tl to te Govern ient Secre-
t;ry. Goxv.i niient Office, St. Vincent,
B.W.L. ind sliould reach him not later
than ,St i A l tust, 1965.
2nd August, 1955.
VACANCY FOR INSPECTOR OF LABOUR
Applications are invited from suitably
qualified persons for appointment to the
Vacant post of Inspector of Labour
(Factories), Labour Department, British
2. The pos' is pensionable and on the
salary scale A 4: $4,560 x $240-$5,760 per
3 The successful candidate will be re-
quired to pass the usual medical exam-
ination for admission to the Public
Service and confirmation in the appoint-
-nent is subject to satisfactory work and
conduct during a probationary period of
4. Applicants shouldihave:-
(a) either a degree or equivalent
qualification in Mechanical and/
or Electrical Engineering (e.g.
A.M.I. Mech. E. or A.M.I.E.E.),
or considerable knowledge of
and experience in, these subjects,
proof of which will be required;
and a knowledge of the opera-
tion of steam boilers and pres-
(b) some idea of, and/or expe-
rience in, the operation of safety
measures would be an advan-
(c) a general aptitude foi this type
of work. This is -a fundament-
al necessity and candidates
should be able to provide some
(d) attained the age of 25 years, and
should not be over 45 years of
5 The duties of the post are as fol-
(a) the inspection generally of fac-
tories in the Colony;
(b) the inspection of general regis-
ters and other records required
to be kept under the provisions
of the Factories Ordinance, and
the Regulations made there-
(c) advising the Commissioner of
Labour on the working of the
various factories legislation in
force and making suggestions,
when necessary, for the enact-
ment of further legislation for
the improvement ofi working and
safety conditions ir factories;
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST, 1955.-(No. 48).
(d) assisting in the education of Secretary's Office, Public Buildings, Brit-
both employers and employees ish Guiana: and should reach him not
in becoming safety conscious later than the 30th August, 1955. Appli-
and the carrying out of propa- cations received after this date will not
ganda in relation thereto; be considered.
(e) the scientific study ol the caus- 11. Applicants already in the Public
ation, frequency i-nd severity Service should submit their applications
of accidents generally and the through the normal official channels.
formulation of proposals to 12. Persons who applied in response
overcome them; j to the previous advertisement inviting
(f) the enforcement of the provis- applications for this post published in
ions of the Factories Ordinance May, 1955, need not reapply, as their
1947, and other related legisla- applications will be considered by the
tion, with special reference to Public Service Commission
Safety provisions and the inves- Cth August, 1955.
tigation of accidents; (A 15/1950 II).
(g) the general organisation of
office work relating to the regis-i
tration and inspection of facto- No. 3(8.
ries and the keeping of appro- VACANCY FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER,
private records; PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT,
(h) the training of officers in facto- BRITISH GUIANA.
ry inspection work-
(i) any other duties that the Corn- Applications are invited ioom suitably
missioner of Labour may assign. qualified persons for appoi~,lment to the
6. The successful candidate, if over 40 post of Mechanical Engineer, Public
years of age, and not already in the Works Department, British Guiana.
Public Service, would be appointed on 2. The salary of the post will be on the
contract for 3 years; renewable on such :cale A 3: $3,696 x $144-$4,560 / / x
terms as may be agreed upor. between $6,720 per .annum.
the Government and the person engag- 3. The successful candidate may be
ed. appointed according to his preference,
7. A contract officer if selected from
overseas, would be provided with pas-
rages to British Guiana for himself his
wife and children (if any) not exceed-
ing five persons in all, provided they
either accompany him to British Guiana
or join him there within twelve months
of his departure for the Colony. (Child-
rer. to be under 18 years of age, unmar-
ried and dependent on the officer). A
similar passage concession will be grant-
ed, at Government expense, for the
officer and his family, back to the coun-
try from which he is recr'eted on the
satisfactory completion of his contract.
P The candidate selected will be sub-
ject on appointment to the Colonial
Regulations, Local Regulations, and
General Orders, and instructions in
force, from time to time. in so far as
they are applicable.
9. Vacation leave is granted at the
rate of 5 days for each completed
either on -a permanent and pensionable
oasis subject, if the officer is not already
in government employment, to his serv-
ing satisfactorily as Mecharical Engineer
during a probationary period of one
year, or on a three-year contract, re-
:iewable by mutual consent on such
'erms as may be agreed upon between
the Government and the person engag-
ed. Candidates should preferably be
under 40 years of age, but a successful
candidate if over 40 years, and not in
the public service wuuld be offered ap-
pointment on contract.
4. The candidate selected will be
responsible subject to directions from
the Director of Public Works or other
duly authorised officer for the mainten-
auce of the Public Works Department
equipment which includes road making
apparatus, sea and river defence machin-
ery. The candidate must be an Associ-
ate Member of the Institut- of Mcchani-
month of resident service v" to a maxi- cal Engineers.
mi-m of 6 months, subject to a minimum 5 Vacation leave is earned' at the rate
tour of 2 years resident service, of five days for each completed month
A pensionable officer would be eligible of resident service up to a maximum
for the grant of .assisted leave passages of six months, subject to the comple-
for himself and his wife, subject to the tion of a minimum tour ,' two years.
requirements of the Public Officers A pensionable officer, o:' a contract
Leave (Passages) Regulations No. 34 offer. or. the satisfactory completion
of, 1952. andc renewal of his contract. would be
10. Applications stating name in full, eigible for the grant of assisted leave
date and year of birth, qualifications, -p.ssages in accordance with the Pub-
and details of practical experience, lip Officers Leave (Passac:es) Regula-
accompanied by copies of at least two tions.
recent testimonials should ae addressed A contract officer, if elected from
to the Chief Establishment Cfficer. Chief overseas, would ~o vorovi-ie:: 'ith pas-
254 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST, 1955.-(No. 48).
sages to Britislh Guiana for himself, his
wife and children (if any) not exceed-
inmg five persons in all provided they
either accompany him to British Guiana
or join him here within twelve months
of his departure for the Colony.
(Children to be under 18 years of age,
unmarried and dependent on the offi-
cer). A similar passage concession
will be granted for the officer and his
family, back to the country from which
he was recruited on the satisfactory
completion of his contract.
6. Applications should be addressed
to the Chief Establishment Officer, Cen-
tral Secretariat-Establishment Depart-
:ient, Public Buildings, Georgetown,
British Guiana, and should state the
applicant's date of birth, qualifications
fn d experience and should be accompa-
. ied by two recent testimonials. Appli-
cations should be submitted not later
than the 30th of August. 1.955.
7. Applicants already employed in the
Public Service should submit their appli-
eations through the normal official chan-
to candidates holding special qualifica-
tions in trade and commerce.
The Committee reserves the right to
fill the position by invitation if no suit-
able application is received.
Applications furnishing full details
of crndlidate's education, special quali-
fications and experience, together with
supporting documents and names of
two referees, should be addressed to
the Executive Secretary, Regional Eco-
nomic Committ ee. Hasting House,
B1arbados, to reach him by 20th August,
2nd August, 1955.
CONVEYANCE OF MAILS, PARCELS,
PASSENGERS AND CARGO (LEEWARD).
-els. Tenders will be received upI to 3 p.m.
9th August, 1955. on Friday 26th August, 1955, for the
conveyance daily of mails, including
Parcel Post mails from, to, and between
No. 352. each and all the Post Offices of Kings-
REGIONAL ECONOMIC COMMITTEE OF town. Layou, Barrouallie, Cumberland.
THE BRITISH WEST INDIES; BRITISH ''ronmaca, Chateaubelair and Questelles
GUIANNA AND BRITISH HONDURAS. on the Leeward Coast of the Island of
St. Vincent by Motor Launch from 1st
The Regional Economic Committee ,Ian.uary to 31st DeIember, 1956.
invites applications floi suitably quali- 2. The Motor Launch will le required
invites aiplie-ti onsf s i tahly quali to leave Chater ubelair at about 7 a.m.
fied persons for the following post:- to leav- Catenubelair at about 7 n.m.
fled persons for the lollowi ost daily except on the Thursday follow-
Assistant Trade Commissioner for the ing the first Wednesday of each month,
British West Indis, British Guiana and to return to Chateaubelair leading
and British Hondurs in the United Kingstown about 3.00 p.m. daily except
Kingdom at. an annual salary in the on the first Wednesday only of each
scale 1.320 x 50- 1,700 plus a re. month. On the first Wednesday of
$6,336 x $240--$S,160 each month the Launch will be required
presB nation allowance of 500 per to leave Kingstown for Chateaubelair at
$2,400 about 1.30 p.m. and return' .to Kings-
annumn. Salir and allowanc-s are tax town the same evening leaving Chateau-
free in the United Kingdom in the belair at 7.00 p.m. The hours of leav-
event of the posL being filled by a resi- ing Cliateauibebiir and Kingstown may
dent, of the 1Rritih (Caribl)bean area. be modified by the Colonial Postmaster.
Passages on assumption atnd termin a- 3. The Motor Launch will be required
tion of appointment for the Assistant to provide a service for the carriage of
Trade Commissioner and family up to passengersand c:irvo at the present fixed
five in all from the place of engage- rites which will be supplied to intended
ment to London will be paid by the Tenders, if required, on applic tion at
Committee. Government Office and to call on the
The post does not at present carry itinerary in each direction at Clare
pension or superannuation rights The Valley for this purpose and for the pur-
ai)pointment will be for a period of pose of collecting the mails from and
three years in the first instance. delivering the mails to Questelles Post
Candidates should possess a sound Office.
knowledge of office organisation and 4. All mails will be delivered at and
administrative experience in ridationto collected from the General Post Office.
trade ando commercial matters. They and District Post Offices except that
should also l)e proficient in the assembly where such provision is made mails
and presentation of statistical material, may be delivered to and collected from
commodity market reports. publicity the mail carriers of the District Post
material, etc. Preference will bo given Offices.
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST, 1955.-(No. 48).
5. The contract will be for a period I No. 370.
of one year to 31st Decembe?, 19.56. Tle following Document is pub-
6. Tenders should state the amount lishd with thi issue of the Gazette:-
of subsidy required and should be
addressed to the Chairman, Tenders S. R. & 0. No. 33.-The Nurses Reg-
Board, Treasury, and distinctly marked istration Rules, 1955.
"Tenders for Conveyance of Mails, 9th August, 1955.
Passengers and Cargo (Leeward)".
7. The Government does not bind ---
itself to accept the lowest or any tender. No. ;371.
26th July, 1955. SUPPLEMENTS TO GAZETTE.
(Q. 5/1948). ----
Q Copies of Minutes of Meeting of the
No. 369. Legislative Council held on the 7th
LEGISLATION. July, 1955, which may be seen at the
Government Office, Kingstown Library,
The Right Honourable the Secretary and at all Revenue Offices are published
of State for the Colonies has notified that with this issue of the Gazette.
Her Majesty the QUEEN will not be 9th August, 1955.
advised to exercise her power of dis-
allowance in respect of the following No. 372.
Ordinances of ths Government:- The Accounts of the Colony for the
No. 44 of 1954.-An Ordinance to period 1st January to 30th April
establish, and to confer certain 1955, are published with this isstie of
powers upon the Saint Vincent the Gazette.
Banana Growers Association and
to control the export of bananas. 9th August, 1955.
(B. 35/1950 II).
No. 5 of 1955.-An Ordinance to FOR SALE.
provide for the regulation of
the conditions of employment HURRICANE RELIEF ORGANISATION
in factories and other places as MANUAL.
regards the health, safety and
welfare of persons employed It is notified for general information
therein, for the saf( ty and in- that copies of the revised edition of
section of certain plant and the Manual entitled "Hutricane Relief
machinery, and for purposes Organisation St. Vincent ", are on sale
incidental to, or connected with at the Government Printing Office
(J. 85/1948). Thet Price pet Copy is 24 cent:.
9th August, 1955. 2nd August, 1955.
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 will
(1) A white flag with a black
centre will oe flown from
(2) Loudspeaker and Radio
5th July, 1955.
(1) Church bells whi ring for
(2) Cotton Ginnery whistle will
blow for 5 minutes.
(3) The siren will blow for 5
Church bells will ling for 5
HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Government Secretary.
9th August, 1955.
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST, 1955.-(No. 48).
DEPARTMENTAL AND OTHER NOTICES.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NOTICE
It is hereby notified for general information that a new shipment of vege-
table seeds has arrived and will be on sale at the office of the Department of
Agriculture on week days between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 12P0 noon and
from 1.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. at the following prices:-
Pole Lima Bean
Detroit Dark Red
King of the Garden
Early Jersey Wakefield
Early White Spine
Early Yellow Globe
Plain or Single
Purple Top White Globe
Early White Flat Dutch
28th July, 1955.
VACANT POST FOR A B.11LIFF.
Applications from suitably qualified
persons are invited for the above post.
2. The successful applicant. will be re-
(i) collect all the Board's arrears of
rates for the year 1955;
(ii) levy upon chattels of traders
assessed, and upon tenements and
hereditaments of persons who
default in payment when required
so to do.
3. For more information applicants
are requested to interview the Warden,
who can be seen at the Board's Office
each working day during business hours.
4. All applications for the above must
reach the Board's Office not later than
3.00 p.m., Saturday, 13th August, 1955.
V. G. DASILVA,
Office of the Kingstown Board,
30th July 1955.
HUGH S. McCONNIE,
acting Superintendent of Agriculture.
There are available for sale from the
Cain;den Park Experini(-nt Station, the
2 Large White Gilts-aged 5 months
at $40.00 each.
4 Large White Boars- ., 5 .,
at $41" 111 each.
7 Large White Gilts-aged 9 weeks
at $25.00 each.
12 Large White Boars- ,, 9
at $25.00 each.
'1 these pigs are the progeny -f three
pedigreed sows recently imported from
England through the National Pig
2nd August, 1955.
The undermentioned animals will be
sold by Auction at the Camden Park
SAINT VINCENT. TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST, 1:935.-(No. 48). 257
Experiment Station on Wednesday the
17th August, 1955 at 1.30 p.m.
Six (6) heifers ranging it. age
6 months-2 years.
One (1) cow.
One (1) Large Black gilt.
Two (2) ewes, 3 ewe lambs anti 4
One (1) Jack Donkey.
2. Terms of sale will be cash.
3. The animals may be inspected at
any time during working hours up to
the morning of the sale.
HUGH S. McCONNIE,
Ag. Superintendent of Agriculture.
2nd August, 1955.
SUPREME COURT NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Sil-
ting of the Supreme Court of the Wind-
ward Islands and Leeward Islands in
its CRIMINAL. CIVIL and APPEL-
LATE JURISDICTIONS in the Saint
Vincent Circuit which was scheduled
to commence on Tuesday the 19th day
of July. 1955, has been adjourned to
Wednesday the lOth day of August.
1955 at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.
The personal attendance of such per-
sons as are bound over by recognizance
to prosecute or give evidence or sum-
moned as Jurors or Witnesses will not,
therefore. :e required until the said
lOth dacy of August. 1955.
Dated this 19th day of July, 1955.
C. E. RAWLE,
Registrar. Supreme Court.
BY AUTHORITY OF THE LAND AND
HOUSE TAX ORDINANCE CAP. 194
The Magistrate will hold special ses-
sions for the )purpose of hearing objec-
tions to and appeals from the assess-
ments made by the Tax Officers of St.
George's Parish. District 1 ; Charlotte
Parish, District 2 ; St. Andrew's Parish,
District 3 : St. Patrick's Parish, District
4 ; St. David's Parish. District 5 ; and
the Grenadines, District 6 ; as to relate
to property in the First, Second and
Third Magisteriil Districts.
The Sessions \\ill le held at the fol-
fowing places at 10 o'clock in the
District I At the Police Station,
Mesopo'amia, on Thursday. thi
22lnd day of Septemb(r', 1955 and
the Court House, Kingstown. on
Wednesday y. the 28th day of Sep-
District 2- At the Police Station,
Ge'orgetovwn. on Friday, the 16th
daiy of September, 1955 and at
the Police Station, Colonarie, on
Tuesday the 6tth Sept em hber, 1955.
District 3 -At the Police Station,
Layou, on Thursday the 1st lay
of September. 1955.
District 4-At the Police Station, Bar-
rouallie. on Mondlay the 12:h day
of September. 1955.
District 5-At the Police Station.
Cliateaubeliir. on Monday the
26th day of September, 1955.
District 6- At the Police Station,
Port Elizabeth. Bequia, on Wed-
nesday, the 7th day of September
Notice of intention to object to any
assessment must lie given not less than
than t,,n days before' the day fixed for
the holding of the Session at which the
objection is to he heaIrd.
N. A. BERRIDGE,
3rd August, 1955.
(A. 2411951 II.'
It is notified for general information
that no person except lhoiia fide pas-
sengers is allowed inll the Cu-toins
Controlled Area, i.e., New Baggage
Exaniinition Rooms, the adjacent con-
creted area on the pier. witliout a
"Pass" from the authorise(l shilppine
agents with the concurrence, of the
A. D. W. .OHNSON,
(!ontrollpr of (Cus/oms.
9th Augnst, 1955.
It is hereby notified for the in ormai-
tion of all inerchants. bakers andt shop-
keepers that as a result (f a special
request Comninnder" brand flour is
now in stock at the Control Depart-
ment, and is being sold ait 40 cents above
the normal price of $9.40 per sack.
namely $9.80 per sack.
258 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST, 1955.-(No. 48).
The maximum Wholesale Price of the issue of a certificate of registration
this brand of Flonr is $10.28 pei sacl. upon any of the grounds prescribed by
There is ino change in the retail price (
Flour. (Oap 155) for opposition to the grant of
C. R. WILLIAMS, Letters Patent.
for Contbroller of Supplies. C. E. RAWLE,
2nd August, 1955. Registrar o! Patents.
MAINT VINCENT. SAINT VINCENT,
19th July, 1955.
By Authority of the Registration of United
Kingdom Patents Ordinance (Chapter 156 of
the Revised Laws of Saint Vincent, 1926). SAINT VINCENT CO-OPERATIVE
Giz --tted 2-6t t ul 1 455. ARROWROOT ASSOCIATION.
Sis ereby that an a Notice is hereby given that a General
E is hereby give th n pli- Meeting of the Saint Vincent Co-Oper-
cation was on the 16th day ot April, ative Arrowroot Association will be
1955, made by ERNST JOHAN JENS held t the Memorial Hall, Richmond
HE'NRIKSEN. Danish Sulject, of 4 Hill. at 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday, 30th
Reverdilsgaad Copenhagen. iennark. Agust, 1955, for the purpose of elect-
tor a patent it. respect ol an invention
Sing fifteen Delegates who will in turn
relatiiig to fountain iens of the ball tip elect six Members to ser e on the
type coimprisiti a tulinlar ink r( ervoir
typetcoin risil 'a tubular ink raseal-rtpa Arrowroot Board for the Arrowroot
teermin aoin ait one end in a hiall tip anti Year contmfling 1st October next.
at the opposite cmd with an air inlet.
Any person rwiy at any time within C. V. BABER-ISAACS,
two months from t!he date of publi- S secretary.
ation if this notice ii the Gazette, give
notice to the Registrair of opposition to) 28th July. 1955.
PREUTB BY TH GOVZRNMWNT PRINTER, AT TME GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
Kxrroni, Tr. VnCW.T.
[Price 24 centA.j
STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS, LO
1955, No. 33.
N RSES REGISTRATION RULES. 0 ('
(Gazetted 9th August, 1,955).
1. Short title. These Rules may be cited as the Nurses (Registration)
2. Interpretation. In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires,
the following expressions shall have the meanings hereby respectively assigned
"Council" means the General Nursing Council established under the pro-
visions of the Ordinance.
"The Ordinance" means che 'Nurses Registration Ordinance, 1954.
"Register" means the Register of Nurses formed and kept by the Council
under the Ordinance.
"Registered Nurse" means a nurse who is for the time being registered in
the general part of the Register.
"Secretary" means the person for the time being appointed to act as Secre-
tary and Treasurer of the Council under section 5 of the Ordinance.
3. Age for admission to Register. No person who is under the'
age of twenty-one years shall be registered. A certificate or other proof of age
:_all be submitted.
MAINTENANCE AND PUBLICATION OF REGISTER.
4, Division of Register. (1) Each person admitted to I.he Register.
shall be. assigned a consecutive number in the part or parts of the Register in
which her name is included.
(2) Every person who makes application to the Secretary for admission
to a part of the Register in the manner -set out in Part III of these Rules, and
who complies with the conditions of admission prescribed in that part of the
Rules, shall, upon payment to the Secretary of the prescribed fee, Le admitted
to that part of the Register: Provided that in the case of a person who
applies to be admitted, to more than one part of the Register, or who, at the
$MA. 4-0 I
date on which she applies to be admitted to a part of the Register is registered
in another part of the Register, the registration fee payable in respect of
admission -to any second, third or subsequent part of the Register shall be five
dollars ($5.00) in each case.
5. Address of Nurse. A nurse whose name is included in the Regis-
ter shall notify to the Secretary every permanent change of her address, and
for the purposes of these Rules the address last so notified shall be deemed to
be the registered address of the nurse.
6. Publication of Register. As soon as possible after the 1st Jan-
uary, 1955, and the 1st January in each subsequent year, the Register containing
the names of all persons and the particulars included in the Register, shall be/
printed and published in the Gazette.
7. Authority to register. The Council shall have authority to reg'i-
ter persons of good character, who by proof of study and training, and by
examination shall satisfy it that they.possess the requisite knowledge and skill,
and that they are fit and proper persons, to act as nurses. '
8. Registration of U.K. Registerer Nurse. Any person who
shows to the satisfaction of the Council that she is of good character, and is
entitled, by reason of registration to practise generally as a nurse for the sik
in the United Kingdom shall be registered as a nurse for the sick under the
Ordinance on the payment of a fee of $5.00.
9. Registration of Empire Registered Nurses. Any person
who shows to the satisfaction of the Council that shQ is of good character, and
is entitled by reason of registration to practise generally as a nurse for the
sick in, any part of the British Empire not mentioned in the preceding rule or
in any foreign country, and that she has undergone a sufficient course of study
and training similar to that for the time being prescribed by the Council for
such nurses in this Colony, may be -admitted to the final examination for sucl-
nurses prescribed by the Council on thib payment of a fee of five dollars ($5.00)
and if she successfully passes tuch efhtination shall be registered as a nurse
for the sick under the Ordinance.
Provided the Council may in its discretion waive the examination and', reg-
ister such applicant on payment of a registration fee of $5.00.
10. Saving for Practising nurses. (1) Any person who at the
commencement of the Ordinance, sho % to the satisfaction of the Council that
she is of -good character and has boil practising as a nurse for three years
prior to the 1st September, 1964, and that she possess a certificate as a nurse
issued by a body which in, the opinion of the Nursing Council is an authorised
body, either in this Colony or in any part of the British Empire shall be entitled
to be registered under the Ordinance on the payment of a fee of $5.00.
(2) There shall be kept as part of the Register a list hereinafter referred
to as the Temporary Register in which shall be included the names of all
persons who are registered in their country of origin as nurses, for the sick,
who are serving in the employment of Government, whether by contract or
otherwise, in the capacity of nurses for the sick at any hospital or institu-
tion approved by the Nursing Council, but who are not for the time beinz
registered in any other part of the Register. The name of every person so
included in the Temporary Register shall be removed from the Register
on the termination of such employment.
11. Erasure from Register. Any nurse registered under this Ordin-
(a) is convicted of any felony or misdemeanor or of any offence under
the Ordinance, or
(b) shall be guilty of malpractice, or of wilfully disobeying any of these
(c) is shown to the satisfaction of the Council to be incompetent,
addicted to habitual intemperance, or negligent in her professiohdl
duties, shall be liable, after due enquiry by the Council. to have her
name erased from the-Register altogether or for such period as the
Council may decide.
12. Application for admission to Register. Every person who
desires to obtain ,admission to the Register or any supplementary part of the
Register shall make application to the Secretary and shall furnish evidence to
the satisfaction of the Council that she is of good character, that she is not less
than 21 years of age and that she has adequate knowledge and experience in
nursing of the sick and any other evidence which the Council may require.
13. List of Approved Institutions. (1) The Council shall pre-
pare and keep a list of institutions from time to time approved by the Council
under the following heads:
(a) Complete Training Schools for Registered Nurses;
(b) Affiliated Training Schools for Registered Nurses.
(2) In this Rule-
Complete Training School means an institution which in the opinion
of the Council is capable of providing a complete training for persons which
will qualify them for admission to the Register.
Affiliated Training School" means an institution which in the opinion
of the Council is capable of providing, in affiliation to a complete train-
ing school, a part of such training "as aforesaid.
14. Times of Examinations. The Council shall hold the following
examinations at such times and places and subject to such conditions as the
Council may determine, that is to say:
(1) A written examination-hereinafter referred to as the "test-examina-
tion"-for candidates not possessing a School Certificate or such other
evidence of educational status as has been approved by the Council
from time to time. The test-examinatien shall comprise simple ques-
tions of General Knowledge, English and Arithmetic..
(2) Preliminary and Final Examinations in the several subjects mentioned
in the syllabuses for examinations at such places and subject to such,
provisions as the Council may from time to time determine.
(3) The entrance fee for the test-examination shall be $2.00 and for the
preliminary examination shall be $2.00 for Part I and $2.00 for Part
II .and $4.00 if both parts are taken together. The entrance fee for
the final examination shall be $5.00. The fee for re-sitting Part I
of the Preliminary Examination and the Final -Examination shall
be in the case of each re-sitting half the fee paid for the first or
original sitting. The fee shall, in each case, be paid before the appli-
cant's name is entered for the examination.
15. 'Preliminary Examination. The preliminary examination may be
'divided into two parts of which Part I shall include the subjects of Anatomy,
Physiology and Hygiene and Part II-shall include the subjects of First Aid and
Nursing, as laid down in the Syllabus of subjects for this examination.
16. Qualifications for entrance to preliminary Examination.
No person Ahall be entitled to enter for either part of the preliminary examina-
(a) she has passed the test-examination; or
(b) she holds a School Certificate of one of the following bodies:
Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate;
University of London; or
(c) she has passed some other examination to be approved by the Council
from time to time; and
(d) she has deposited with the Secretary 'a certificate signed by the
Matron, Medical Superintendent, or other responsible officer of the
Institution in which her training or instruction was gi'en and car-
ried out, that she has completed one year of training, and that she
has attended a course of lectures in subjects prescribed for the pre-
liminary examination in the syllabus for that examination, and has
undergone practical instruction ir the wards in the subjects therein
prescribed for that examination.
17. Qualifications for entrance to final Examination. No person
shall, be entitled to enter for the final examination until she has attained the
age of 21 years and has passed the preliminary examination and has deposited
with the Secretary the following certificates signed by the Matron, Superin-
tendent Nurse, or other person occupying a similar position in the Institution
or Institutions in, which her training or instruction was given and carried out:
(a) a certificate that she has undergone the training specified as being
necessary to qualify her for admission to the part of the Register to
which the examination relates;
(b) a certificate that she has undergone systematic instruction and attend-
ed at least the minimum number of lectures in each of the subjects
prescribed in the syllabus of subjects for examination contained in the
Schedule to these Rules ac bein-. receesary for admission to the part
of the Register to which she applies to be admitted; and
(c) a certificate of good conduct.
18. Exemption from preliminary Examination. No nurse who
is already registered in any part of the JRegister shall be required to pass the
19. Refusal of admission to Examination. Should it come to the
notice of the Council that a candidate for entrance to any of the Council's examin-
ations has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanour or has been guilty of
conduct which had she been a registered nurse, would in the opinion of the
Council have rendered her liable to disciplinary action under the Rules of the
Council and to removal of her name from the Register, the Council may, after
giving the ca ndidate the opportunity of stating her case and cfter making
such other reasonable investigations a p\ay be necessary, refuse t.o admit her
to the examination in question.,
,20. Right 'to registration. ,Tro iurse, unless exempted under the
Ordiaence or 'hese Rules, shall be eni"J '.o 0 e he.r n'me entered in the
Register until she haspassed the 1inal ex: .,.'ation r _..,:.: : to tre Part of the
Register to which she seeks admission. The 2anae o[ very n -rse wo has passed
the final examination for the general part oi any supplementary part of the
Register shall be inserted in that part of the Register.
21. Admission to general part of Register, In the case of appli-
cants for admission to the general part L [he Register:-
(a) the applicant must be a female;
(b) except as hereinafter pro 'ided, ; .e applicant musl furnish a certifi-
cate that she has completed course of not less than three years'
training in approved Training Sci.ools- for registered nurses.
22. Appointment of examiners. For the purpose of the examine7
tions to be held under the provisions of the0 Ordinance, the Council shall appoint
examiners, who sh ll hold such examine _lceo as the Co,.ncil nay prescribe, and
shall examine all such persons as may tender .hemselves fcc' examination under
the provisions of the Ordinlnce and sh .ll report on ich examrninations. to the
Council. The Council may from time to -,ime appoint such other persons as it
may deem necessary to assist the examiners.
CERTIFICATE OF ADMISSION TO REGISTER.
23. Certificate of admission. Every Nurse admitted to the Register
shall be granted a certificate stating in which part the nurse's name has been
registered. Such certificate shall be sealed with the seal of the Council, and no
document purporting to be a certificate of admission to the Register shall be
valid unless it is sealed with the seal of the Council.
24. Loss of certificate. In the event of a certificate becoming lost
or accidentally destroyed, the holder may apply to the Council for a fresh certi-
ficate, and the Council may, if they think fit, grant such fresh certificate upon
payment by the applicant of a fee of $5.00. A certificate issued under this rule
shall be marked "Duplicate ".
25. Special certificate. Any person shall be entitled upon payment to
the Secretary of a fee of $5.00 to be furnished 'with a certificate' under the seal
of the Council certifying that on a special date, or during a specified period,
a nurse is or; was or is not or was not included in the Register, as the case
REMOVAL OF NAME FROM REGISTER.
26. Removal of name from Register. (1) When it is brought to
the notice of the Council that a, nurse who is included in the Register (in this
part of these Rules referred to as the Respondent" has been convicted of a
felony or misdemeanor or has been guilty of any misconduct, the Secretary,
after making such further inquiries relative thereto as she thinks necessary,
shall lay the matter before the Disciplinary and Penal Committee of the Coun-
cil, which shall report thereon to the Council.
(2) 'The Committee may at any stage of the case take the advice of a
Solicitor appointed by the Council, and may instruct him to obtain proofs of
evidence in support of the allegations made against the Respondent, and may,
in such cases as they think fit, decline to proceed with the matter unless the
evidence in support of the charge (other than evidence of a conviction) is
verified by statutory declaration.
(3) Before reporting on any case to the Council the Committee shall
invite the Respondefit to furnish any written statement or explanation which.
she may desire to offer.
(4) In *any case in which, it is proved to the Council by the certificate
of the competent officer of the Court in which the proceedings took place
that the Respondent has been convicted of a felony or of any misdemeanor,
and has been sentenced to a term of imprisonment, and such conviction has
not been subsequently quashed on appeal, the Council may forthwith and
without further inquiry, remove the nurse from the Register, and require her
to surrender her certificate to the Council.
(5) In any ether case in which the Council are satisfied upon the report
of the Disciplinary and Penal Cases Committee thai, a prima facie case has
been made out for the removal of the Respondent from the Register, the
Council may direct, its Solicitor to take all necessary steps for verifying the
evidence to be submitted to the Council, and for obtaining the necessary
documents and the attendance of witnesses.
(6) The Secretary shall send -to the Respondent a notice in writing
specifying the nature and particulars of the charge against her and inform-
ing her of the time and place of the meeting at which the case will be heard,
(and may require her to send or deliver to the Secretary her certificate and
badge, if any. not later than the date on which the hearing takes place).
Such notice shall be sent to the registered address of the Respondent
contained in the Register or to any later address known to the Secretary,
and shall' be posted so as to allow at least twenty-eight days to elapse oe-
tween the day on which the notice is posted and the date fixed for the
(7) The cases shall be heard at a meeting of the Council of which at
least seven days notice shall be sent by the Secretary to each member of the
Council, and the Respondent shall be entitled to be represented by a friend
or by Counsel or Solicitor; provided that if she intends to be represented by
Counsel or Solicitor not less than ten days notice of such intention shall be
given to the Secretary.
(8) At the hearing of the case, the Solicitor, Secretary or other person
appointed by the Council for the purpose shall first state to the Council the
facts of the case and the charge -alleged against the Respondent, and shall
then submit to the Council the evidence received in support of the charge,
and the Respondent or her representative shall be entitled to cross- examine
any witness appearing against her on matters relevant to the Charge.
(9) When the statement of the charge and the evidence in support
thereof are concluded, the Respondent, or her representative, shall be invited
by the Chairman to, address the Council and to tender evidence in answer to
the charge, and the Solicitor, Secretary or other person appointed by the Council
for the purpose, shall be entitled to cross-examine any witness tendered in answer
to the. charge, and to reply upon the whole case, after the Respondent or her
representative has had an opportunity of tendering evidence and of addressing
(10) If the Respondept does not attend, either personally or by representa-
tive, the Council may proceed to hear and determine the case in her absence.
(11) Upon the conclusion of the case the Council shall, after consideration
of the relevant evidence, whether oral or documentary, pronounce its decision
either forthwith or at a later date in writing or at a subsequent meeting.
(12) If the Council find the charges against the Respondent to be proved
either in whole or in part, they may remove her name from the Register alto-
gether, or for such period as they think fit.
(13) The Secretary shall forthwith communicate with the Respondent by
registered letter informing her of the decision of the Council.
(14) In the case of a temporary removal of the Respondent from the Regis-
ter, the Secretary shall retain the certificate and; badge, if any and shall delete
her name from the part or parts of the Register in which it is included, during
the period of removal, and in the case of complete removal shall delete the
Respondent's name from the part or parts of the Register in which it is included,
and cancel her certificate and retain the cancelled certificate and badge, if any.
(15) If any question or matter shall arise which is not provided for by
this Rule, such question or matter shall be decided by the Council, and the decis-
ion of the Council shall be final.
RESTORATION OF NAME TO REGISTER.
27. Restoration of name to Register. 11) When the name ,of a
nurse has been removed from the Register altogether under Part V of these
Rules, application for restoration to the Register shall be made in writing
addressed to the Secretary and signed by the applicant, stating the grounds
on which the application is made.
(2) Thk application shall contain the names and addresses of two or more
persons of whom tYo, shall be either Justices of the 'Peace, Ministers of Religion,
registered medical practitioners, or registered nurses able and willing to
identify the applicant and givc evidence as to her character ancd the nature'
of her employment both before and since the date of her removal,, and such
other evidence as the Council may require.
(3) .The Council may reouire the applicant to verify by a statutory.
declaration any statement made in her application, or any further statement
which they think necessary, and may, if they think fit, require the applicant
to attend in person at .a meeting of the Council, or of any Committee of the
Council at which the matter is to be considered.
(4) If, upon consideration of the application and of the evidence fur-
nished in support of it, the Council are satisfied that thet name of the appli-
,cant should be restored to the Register, they may direct the Secretary
accordingly and upon payment by the applicant o1 a fee of $5.00 her name
shall be reincludeq in the appropriate part o, parts of the Register and a
new certificate shall be issued to' her.
(5) If any question or matter .hall arise which is not provided for
by this Rule, such question "or matter shall be decided by the Cou:ncil, and the
decision of the Council shall be final.
PROCEDURE OF COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE.
28. Meetings. Unless and. until the Council otherwise decide, meetings
shall be held once in .each quarter, and at such otner times as may be necessary.
29. Power to convene meeting. The Chairman may st any time
convene a meeting of the Council and the Secretary shall within, fourteen days
convene a meeting, if required to do so by any three members of the Council
by writing under their hands.
30. .Notice of meeting. Not less than seven days notice of any meeting'
shall be given to each n-:eber of the Ccuncil, directed to such address as-he or
she shall from time tc lime furnish to the Secretary.
1, Quorum.. The' quorum of the Council shall be three of whom one shall
C be the Chairman
32. Minutes. Minutes of the proceedings of the Council shall be taken
by the Secretary, and shall be duly entered in a book, provided for the purpose.
A draft of the minutes shall be circulated to the Members of the Council, to-
gether with the notice of the meeting at which they are to be submitted for
33. Ordeo of business. Except in cases where the presiding officer on
the ground of urgency or convenience otherwise directs, the following order of
business shall be observed:-
(1) Minutes of the last meeting.
(2) Adjourned business.
r" (4) Reports of Committees.
1 (5) Notices of Motion.
(6) Statement of Accounts.
(7) Bills and Claims.
40 (8) Any other business.
t (9) Date of next meeting.
34. Agenda. No business (other than routine business) which is not upon
the Agehda paper shall be discussed at any meeting of the Council unless the
presiding officer declare such business to be of an urgent nature and is supported
by two-thirds of the, members present and voting.
35. Voting. Unless otherwise specified, voting shall be decided on a show
of hands by a majority of members present and voting, but any member may
call for a division, in which case the names for and against and those who
abstain from voting shall be taken down in writing and entered on the Min-
utes. In the case of an equality of votes the presiding officer shall have a
second or casting vote.
36. Notice of Motion. (a) Every notice of Motion shall be in writ-
ing, signed by the member giving the notice, and shall be given or sent tor
(b) The Secretary shall insert in the Agenda Paper of the next Ordinary
Meeting of the Council all notices of motion which he may have received not? less
than three clear days prior to the day on which the Agenda Paper is sent out
to Members, in the order in which they have been received by him
37. Moving of Motion. Every motion or amendment shll be moved
and seconded, and shall be reduced to writing and handed to the presiding officer
and shall be read before it is further discussed or put to -the meeting.
38. Alteration of Resolution. No resolution of the Council shall be
altered or rescinded until a period of six months has elapsed since the passing
of the resolution. 0
390 Committees. The Council shall have the power to appoint Com-
mittees which may be standing or ad hoc as occasion warrants.
40. Points of order. The presiding member of the Council shall decide
upon any points of order or procedure and his decision shall be final.
41. Inspection of Documents. All minutes, registers and records shall
be opened to the inspection of members of the Council during thV Secretary's
42. Member of Council to explain Ordinance. The Couneil shall
be at liberty, to request any member or members of the Council to visit any
place or places for the purpose of explaining the Ordinance and its purposes
and these Rules, and to sanction the payment of all proper expense incurred
by such member or members in connection with such visit.
43. Authentication of Seal. (1) The authentication of the seal of
the Council shall be the signature of the Chairman of the Council and of the
Secretary. The seal shall be and remain in the custody of the Secretary who
shall be responsible therefore.
(2) The Secretary shall have possession of one set of keys of the seal, and
the Chairman of the Council or a member of the Council nominated by the
Chairman shall have possession of the other set.
(3) A record shall be kept by. the Secretary, and signed by the Chairman,
of the occasions on which, and. the purposes foe which, the seal of the Council
has been affixed.
.RULES WITH RESPECT TO THE UNIFORMS AND BADGES WHICH
MAY BE WORN BY REGISTERED NURSES.
44. Uniforms and' Badges. (1) In this Part of these Rules the expres-
sion registered nurse means a nurse registered in the general part or in any
supplementary part of the Register.
(2) The uniforms and badges of registered nurses shall be such uniforms
and badges as the Council may decide.
(3) The various uniforms in all their details must be strictly adhered to,
and no alteration or embellishment of any kind is permitted. A registered
nurse wearing the uniform must wear the complete uniform and shall not wear
any part ,f the uniform by itself.
(4)' The uniforms must not be given away unless all registered braid,
buttons and badges have been removed.
(5) The badge may be worn with or without the uniform and shall only
be obtainable from the Council. The badge must be worn on the right side.
THE TRAINING OF STUDENT NURSES AT COLONIAL HOSPITAL.
(Preliminary Training School (6) Weeks).
3. General Nursing
4. Practical Nursing
5. First Aid
1. Anatomy and Physiology
2. General Nursing
*3. Weights and Measures Materia Medica
4. Elementary Bacteriology
5. Clinical Teaching
6. Practical Nursing including Side Room Technique
e.g. urinalysis, examination of stools etc.
1. Principles of Medicine
2. Theatre Technique
5. General Nursing
6. Clinical Nursing
3rd Year Curiculum
Ophthalmic, Ear, Nose and Throat
Infectious Diseases, Helminthiasis
Principles of Surgery
Cooking Demonstrations and special diets
Made by the General Nursing Council under section 4 of the Nurses Regis-
tration Ordinance, 1954, (No. 7 of 1954) this 27th day of June, 1955.
M. F. SLATTERY,
Chairman General Nursing Counctl.
Approved by the Governor in Council under section 4 (3) of the Nurses
Registration Ordinance, 1954, (No. 7 of 1954) this 19th day of July, 1955.
F. GILBERT THOMAS,
Acting Clerk of Executive Council.
PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFEM,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
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MINUTES OF .THE MEETING. OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HELD AT THE
COUNCIL CHAMBER, KINGSTOWN, ON THURSDAY, 7TH JTULY, 1955,
AT 10.00 A.M.
His Honour 0. R. KELSICK, Acting Administrator, President, .
The Honourable B. F. DIAS, Acting Crown Attorney,
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 Grenadines (arrived at 11.35 a.m.),
,, ,, H. F. YOUNG, Member for South Leeward,
L. C. LATHIAM, Member for, South Windward,
A. B. C. Dos SANTOS, Third Nominated Member.
The Honourable P. R. ELLS, Colonial Treasurer, (ill).
The Meeting was opened with the reading of prayers by the President.
The Minutes of the Meeting held on the 2nd June, 1955, copies of which
were circulated were taken as read and were confirmed.
The President informed the Council that he was instructed to convey on
behalf of Sir Winston Churchill, an expression of sincere thanks -or the reso-
lution which was unanimously passed by the Council on 7th April, 1955,
expressing the Council's appreciation of the services rendered 'by Sir Winston
to the Commonwealth and the free world.
He also informed Council of 'the pending visit of His Excellency the Gov-
ernor of the Windward Islands and Mrs. Deverell for the Swearing-in ceremony.
He further stated that the proposed prorogation of the Legislative Council
as from the 7th July will not be proceeded with on the advice of the Attorney
General of the Windward Islands.
4. NOTICES OF MOTIONS.
The Member for North Windward gave Notice of the following motion:--
WHEREAS under Section 76 Cap. 209 of the Town of Kingsiown Ordin-
ance the Governor in Council is empowered to revoke the confirmation of
any by-law made under the said Ordinance;
AND WHEREAS by-laws made by virtue of Section 74 of the said Cap. 209
of the Revised Laws by the Kingstown Board 12th day of October, -1954
and confirmed by the Governor on the 6th day of June, 1955, particularly
Section 2 of these by-laws (Interpretation of market) and sections relating
to dues and fines and other sections, tend to create technical hardships
and a certain oppression on hucksters, peddlers and small traders not
housed within a market; *
AND WHEREAS sweeping powers. conferred upon clerks of the market
and other direct agents of the Kingstown Board by virtue of powers created
in Section 74 aforesaid to make by-laws;
AND WHEREAS general complaints are now rife because of certain
by-laws which are creating hardships on hucksters and peddlars who
sell in Kingstown, by the rigid enforcement of by-laws which tend to
AND WHEREAS the general economic pressure and unemployment and
other disabilities in the Colony, make it expedient to -pay attention to
the complaints of people determined to eke out an honest existence;
BE IT RESOLVED that in virtue of the said section 76 Cap. 209 of the
Revised Laws, that the hardships and other disabilities be adjusted in
the said by-laws so as to relieve pressure and oppression placed upon
hucksters and peddlars in the Town of Kingstown.
5. NoTIcES OF QUESTIONS.
There were no notices of questions.
'No petitions were presented.
The Crown Attorney laid the following Papers on the Tabje:-
Council Paper No. 21 of 1955: Pensions (Amendment) Regulations,
Council Paper No. 22 of 1955: Hotels Aid Regulations, 1956
Council Paper No. 23 of 1955: Telephone (Amendment) Regulations,
Council Paper No. 24 of 1955: Saint Vincent Banana Association Lim-
ited (Cessation of Powers) Notice, 1955.
Council Paper No. 25 of 1955: Villa Airport (Amendment) Regulations,
Council Paper No. 26 of 1955: Report on the Enquiry into the Loss
of the Schooner "Euginia A II".
The Member for North Windward asked the following questions standing
in his name on the Order Paper:-
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 last answer to this question was made by the Administrator
W. F. Coutts, C.M.G., but 0prations as to site preparation 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 Byer.a 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
2. Can this Council throw some light on a motion passed this House on
the 6th day of May, 1954 which stood in the name of the Member for
North Windward regarding pensioners who formerly served this Gov-
ernment; afid whose pension emoluments were below one hundred
and fifty pounds?
.* The President replied as follows:-
1. (1) Provision will be made in the 1956 Draft Estimates -or the erect-
ion! ofta school at New Sandy Bay.
(2) A tank was built at Overland early in 1954, but owing to the
unusual long drought this year, the tank has rot collected
sufficient water for the needs of the inhabitants of this area.
The question of providing pipe-borne water for the peo-
ple of Langley Park, Chapman's Village and Pvera Hill is
at present receiving urgent consideration.
.(3) The Caratal Village roads were never taken over by thej Central
The Bridle Path at Mahou Ridge was recently repaired.
2. The Administration fully realizes the deplorable delay which has
occurred in dealing with this pressing problem, but I should like to assume
the Honourable Member that although the Select Committee has in fact
never met, the matter has been considered in Executive Council five times
and in Finance Committee once over the past year.
The resolution standing in the Honourable Member's name confined
the terms of reference, to an increase of 'pension and cost of living allow-
ance to those whose pension rights fell below 150 per annum. In Finance
Committee on 18th October, 1954, it was recommended that tte Committee
consider also an overall increase of cost of living allowance to pre-Hodgens
pensioners. As a preliminary step other islands in the Windwards and
Leewards were contacted and it was discovered that in practically every
case petitions for an increase had been made by pensioners and the matter
was receiving the, active consideration of the Governments.
In December, 1954, His Excellency the Governor indicated that increase
in pension or cost of living allowance applicable thereto could be considered
only on a Windward Islands basis -and invited Executive Council to consider
what recommendations they would be prepared to make on these lines.
Certain figures were compiled by the Treasurer and considered by Execu-
tive Council but the decision was reached that the result of a general
survey must be awaited before increases could be recommended.
On the 23rd June, 1955, His Excellency the Governor indicated in
a, telegram that as the views expressed by the four Governments differed
so widely the question must be reconsidered as to the most suitable and
expeditious method of solution, and that Governments would be kept in-
formed of the steps being taken.
The Crown Attorney seconded by the First Nominated Member moved the
following motion which was unanimously passed without debate:-
That this Council approve the Schedule of Additional EXpenditure
required to meet expenditure in excess of the Estimates for the year 1954,
for the period 1st July, to 30th September, 1954.
The First Nominated Member moved the motion:-
WHEREAS the, Income Tax (Evasion of Tax Payment) '(Preventioni
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 ot the colony
without causing undue inconvenience to bona fide tourists and residents of
Thle motion was seconded by the Member for South Leeward and during
the debate it was recommended that a representative committee be appointed
by the Administrator to consider the matter. The motion was then passed
The Member for North Windward seconded. by the Member for South Lee-
ward moved the first Motion standing in his name:
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, Gland Sable etc., makes it expedient for a post box and small
post office to be placed at Bydra 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. Pest Office thus creating a great disadvantage to the peo-
ple of th P area;
BE IT RESOLVED that a Post Office such as is set up in kion Hill be
S placed at Bycra, Hill so that the complaints of the people in this area b.
answered :'nd letters ceased to be delayed or go astray or piled up at
The motion,- after the debate, was passed nerm con.
(The Member" for the Grenadines arrived during the debate of this motion).
The Member for North Windward moved the, second motion standing in his
name on the -Order Paper:
W.\Ias by a Memorandum of Ex-Servicemen returned from World
Wa.r No. I and immediately shipped to the island of Cuba, 192U. and which
Meni-cranduin Lore date in 1953 submitted to this Government;
AND WHEREAS Par. 7 of the Memorandum stated "That during this
period under review, repeated requests were made to the vat ious. officers
administering the Government of Saint'Vincent in turn, with the express-
ecd hope of presenting our case to the War Office. These requests met
with no success or definite attention;
AND WHEREAS apart from the regular pay off from the Army nothing
was given to these Ex-Servicemen shipped to Cuba as those who. were not
so shipped received, in the form of 'War Gratuity' as regards to their ser-
AND WHEREAS in the island of Cuba several died while others suffered
illtreatment because of inability to find some one who was capable of pre-
paring their grievance in a foreign country;
AND WHEREAS in the year 1953 these Ex-Servicemen who were shipped
away to the island of Cuba to find work in that island managed to place
their Memorandum setting out the various obstacles encountered before
repatriation from the island of Cuba and their final written Memoran-
dum to the Government;
AND WHEREAS these Ex-Soldier in question who have twice escaped
death (1) from the fire and sword of a vicious ,enemy, (2) from privation
and sufferings in the island of Cub-a should be given from this Govern-
ment every satisfaction and kindly consideration;
AND WHEREAS from a despatch from the Colonial Office quite recently,
it is the will of Her Majesty's Government in United Kingdom to right
all injustices done to Ex-Servicemen in the Colonial Empire in which the
West Indies were mentioned and with which there is no exception as
may be gathered if the long neglect and delay of Ex-Servicemen' shipped
to Cuba tend to suggest such exception;
BE IT RESOLVED that consideration of the long standing c'aim of Ex-
Servicemen who were isolated in the island of Cuba and thereby debarred
from receiving gratuity as a result of their services in war;
BE IT 'FURTHER RESOLVED that the necessary gratuity be paid in' accord-
ance with the expressed agreement with this Government .and the Home
Office, as regard gratuities and war emoluments over ,a certain period.
The motion was seconded by the Member for St. George.
At 12.30 p.m., during the debate of the notion, the Council was adjourned
until 2.00 p.m.
All the Members were present at the resumption at. 2.00 p.m. as in the
forenoon, with the exception of the First Nominated Member.
The debate on the motion by the Member for North Windward was con-
tinued. The motion was subsequently passed 9-0 with two abstentions.
The Member for St. George moved the following motion:
WHEREAS the method used in preparation of the Estimates is out-
moded, due to the existing Committee System, which makes it impossible
to imply the old departmental practice of copying requirements of each
department of the previous year;
AND WHEREAS that method used, an last year's estimate was not up-to-
date, for it has omitted from the Estimates many items that should
have been listed, to answer the need of preparation for a Federation;
AND WTHEREAS it is clearly seen that the old approach in preparing the
Estimates does not dovetail with thle Committee System, but seems to pre-
vent the demarkation of the boundaries of the three Committees, Trade
and Production, Public Works and Communication, Education and Social
AND WHEREAS without these boundaries are defined it leaves the chair-
man of each of these Committees to play merely a game of blind man
buff with an inclination to extract by his position chiefly things that
benefit his Constituency. In this endeavour it throws the departments
bosses into continuous confusions with no set policy for guidance of hand-
ling first things first;
BE IT RESOLVED that a sane and sober approach be given the Estimates
for 1956, checking all the preparatory requirements needed to improve
the basic standard of the economy of the country as a whole, and to make
an effort to depart .as quick as possible from the "stop a gap method"
practised for so many years.
This motion was seconded by the Member for North Windward but lost
3-7 after the debate.
(The Member for South Windward left at 3.45 p.m. during the debate of
The Passenger Boa'ts (Amendment) Bill was introduced with a Certifi-
cate of Urgency. The Certificate of Urgency was accepted and the Bill was
read a first, second, and third time and passed without amendment.
Council agreed to defer for the next Statutory Meeting, the second reading
of the Cooperatives Societies (Amendment) Bill and the Leper Biil.
On the Motion for adjournment the Member for Kingstown spoke on the
amenities for Members of Council at the Council Chamber. He also spoke on
wages, being paid to persons who had been in the employment of estate
owners and other organizations for more, than 20 years and were not awarded
any consideration by their employers. He also referred to the progress
which was being made by the Committees of the Legislative Council towards
the development of the island.
The Member for North Windward drew attention to the state of affairs exist-
ing on the estates in the North Windward area and also the lack of medical
facilities, schools and housing for the people living beyond Sandy Bay, Fancy
The Member for St. George wanted to know what was the present position
with regard to the construction of the Argyle Bridge as the rainy season had
The Member for North Leeward requested that an examination should be
made of the houses which were damaged by rain and wind during the previous
week. He also pointed out that most of the-members on the Wages Council
'did not represent labour and it was unfair for those persons who were not
members of any Trade Union.
His Honour replied by stating that as soon as the offices in the present
buildings were removed to the quarters now occupied by the Superintendent
of Prisons, the space would be utilised for providing library, lobby etc. for
Legislative Councillors. He also" stated that a Commission of Enquiry into
wage rates paid in the Colony was due to commence on 19th July and all
persons requesting to submit memoranda etc. should forward them to the
He had no apologies to make to anyone with regard to the progress 6n the
Argyle Bridge as he was personally satisfied with the progress made.
He informed the Member for South Windward that the Labour Depart-
ment was making a survey of the homes which were affected by the high winds
The Meeting adjourned at 5.20 p.m. sine die.
0. R. KELSICK,
Confirmed fth August 1955.
A. F GILES,