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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT


GAZETTE


jpJubli5hed b)) iuth oviit.


VOL. 88. j S.\IXT VtNt'JFiM 'T. I'NIlSl Y, 20 DC\1lR.1955. [No. 69


GOVERNMENT NOTICES. iNo. 541


No. 539.
BROADCAST OF NEW YEAR M!;SSAGiH
BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR
THE COLONIES.

It is notified for general in fI'rn aiion
that the Secretary of State for the Colo-
nies proposes to Broadcast a New Year's
Message to all territories on the follow -
ing Services of the B.B.C.:-
General Overseas Service :
30th December at 16.15 O.M.T.
31st December at 12.15 G.M.T.
31st December at 21.00 G(.M.T.
Colonial Service:
31st December at 20.15 G.M.T.
31st December at 23.15 G.M.T.
20th December, 1955.

No. 540.
REPORT ON LOCAL GOVERNMENTT
OF KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT, BY
DR. A. H. MARSHALL.


BANK HOLIDAYS.


Hv Virtue of Proclamations issued
with th, <;overiinment Gazette of 17th
)ecin, i ( r. 19-55. Tuesday. 27th Decene -
br. 19.5. nd(l Tues-day. 3rd J;vinary,
1956i, i, 'g ank Holida'ys, all Public
OGiens will clo(,d on those days.
20th D, cembnr, 1955.
(W ,17/195).


No ,. 542.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.
Copies of Minules of the Meeting of
thie LIgisl tive Council held on the 3rd
Novemhir 1955. which may be seen at
the Governni nt Office. Kingstown
Li 1i ary. \,n at all Revenne Offices are
plublish i i withI this issue of the Gazette.
20th DU(c ..c l r. 1955.
By (',minand,
A. L. SAMUEL.
SActing (Gov'ernment ,Secreary,


It is notified for general infornmftitOt .. ..... ENT o ...ICE.
that the Report on the Local Go\ ern- 20th DecemE 1955.
ment of Kingstown. St. Vincent. by
Dr. A. H. MARSHALL, may lhe seen at
Government Office. Kingstown, on ap-
plication to the Government Scretary,. DEPARTMENT.
The Report is still under consider- OTHER NO0
action and Government can give no
guarantee at present that all recom-- PUBLIC HEALTH
mendations iuntioned will eventually-
be accepted. A Course of instruct
20th December, 1955. Ctindidates for the exam
IC. 7/1955). Royal Society for the


AL AND
PRICES.

NOTICE.

ion to prepare
nation for the
Promotion of


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410 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 DECEMBER, 1955.-(No. 69).


Health Certificate will be given in the STATEMENT OF CURRENCY NOTE CIR-
Medical Department, Kingstown. dur- CULATION IN THE BRITISH CARIBBEAN
ing the coming year. The course \ill TERRITORIES (EASTERN GROUP)
commence on the 23rd January, 19,56
and will last for mix months ri ON st NOVEMBER, 1955.
which time lectures and demonstrate ns
will be given three af itrnoons a week
in the Medical Department. Average Circulation during
Prospective Candidates -houlod be of September, 1955:-
a high educational stIandard. IPusess-
ion of the Cainhirid(e S'nior C. rtiie iBr. riban Cur-
or its equivalent is d .siral&, but not rency Notes ...,54,339,009.00
essential. Consideration will 1e given Drnonetized Govt.
to 3andidat-s who piass a spcilal iiiuali- Inotes (ontst:tnoing)... 1,304,583.00
fying examination wh ii' will b1, he!d
prior to the commencement, of the $55,643,592.00
Course, but snceh Studonts will be lti-' '
mately -ligible only fori ie loeal jali- Bri ib Caribbean Cu-
fying examination for Mani ary Insplc- rIn y Notes iit circ,-
tors, and cannot sit lor the recognized lation on let Novem-
Royal Society Certificate. be 19'55i -
Further details as re,'irds the Ifecs, Trinidadi & Tobago
payable for the Cours.,, dl tes of exarmin- (includi iig Mont-
ation, and times of lee!uies v.ill !e s.,m- seir.t) ... $27,606,381.00
plied on direct application to the Medli- Hirbado ... 5,337.625.00
cal Department. British Guiana ... 13,988,320.50


M. F. SLATTERY,
Senior Medical Officer.

9th December, 1955.


GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS TO
SECONDARY SCHOOLS.



The following inpils have been
awarded Government Scholarships to the
Secondary Schools as from J.Ii marr
1956:-
To Grammar school:
BERNARD A. MARSHALL. La you
Government School.
EMERY W. ROBERTRON. Buccaimeit
Government Schoiol.
STANLEY CAMPBELL, Lli.-hion1d Hill
Government School.


1o Girl's High .S'chool :


Grenada ... 2,144,100.00
St. Vincent ... 504.400.00
St. Lucia ... 934,000.00
Dominlica ... 1,101.400.00
Antigua ... 1,545,300.00
St. Kitts ... 1,519,500.00


$54,741,026.50




$ 888,014.00



315,392.50


83,659.00


Total ,ritisl Caribbean
Car-re"lv Notes ...

Demonetized Trini-
dad & Tolbago Govt.
notes oustanid-
ing ...
Demonetized Brit-
ish Guiana Govt.
notes outstand-
ing ...
Demonetized Bar-
bados Govt. notes
outstanding ...


Total demonetized Govt.
notes outstanding ... $1,287,065.50


EVELYN JOHN. Beliir (lverinnient I'otal circulation
School (Won in 1954). on 1st Nov. 1955 ... $56,028,092.00


ROSE E. LEWIS, Belair Government
School.
ROSELYN W. A. MARSHALL. Layou
Government School.
ILEEN I. BOYEA, Georgetown Govern-
ment School.

C. V. D. HADLEY,
Education Off'er.

Department of Education.
16th December, 1955.


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

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















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 DECEMBER, 1955.-(No. 69). 411


Wednesday 21st
Thursday 22nd
Thursday 22nd
Friday 23rd


Sunday 25th


POLICE BAND NOTICE.

BAND PERFORMANCES.

Community Singing
Police Kiddies Party
Government loiIso
Mental Hospital
Fairhall Homr
Thoimpson Home
War Memorial
Colonial Hospital
T. B. Home
Central Police Stationi


7.45 p.m.
3.00 p.m.
6.30 p.m.

From 1.30 p.m.


1.45 a.m.
8.45 a.m.
9.45 a.m.
10.45 i.n.


W. H. LEWIS, Lieut.
Bandmaster.


Police Headquarters,
Kinistown.
15th December, 1955.
(A. 24/1951 V).


POLICE NOTICE.



Bands, singing processions and other
holiday gatherings will le permitted in
the town of Kini_,stown and other towns
from Wednesday 14th December. 1955
to Tuesday 3rd January, 1956 from
6 a.m. to 8 a.m. (Sundays ,xcepted)
except on the following public holi-
days--Mondiay and Tn-sday 26th and
27th December, 1955 and Monday and
Tuesday 2nd and 3rd January. 1956
when the time will be 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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

Police Headquarters,
Kingstown,
5th December, 1955.


PUBLIC LIBRARY NOTICE.



Closing of Public Library, Kingstown,
at 12.00 noon on Saturday. 24th
December, 1955.


The Public is hereby notified that the
Free Public Library, Kingstown, will be
closed to the Public at 12.00 noon on
Saturday the 24th December, 1955, in-
stead of at 8.00 p..m.

ANNE K. KELSICK,
Librarian.
13th December, 1955.


CUSTOMS NOTICE.

It is hereby notified for general infor-
mition thai in accorilance with the pro-
vis*!in' of Co0 noi-i ProLilbition Notice
dated '24th.1ulP 1954, and gazetted 3rd
August 1954, the following articles wiil
he sold as nnelaimnw, oods b)y Public
Aunotion on Friday 23rd December, 1955
at, 10.00 a.m.
G.S. 25 Bundles Bloat, r.. Ex S.S.
"Sygna" 28/11/1955.
A. D. W. JOHNSON,
Acting Colonial Treausurer
& Collector of Customs.
H.M. Customs.
Kin~ town.
16th December. 1955.

PAYMENT OF CLAIMS FOR DECEM-
BER, 1955.

Contract s, Merchants and all other
persons having, claims against the
Govrnineint of St. Vilncnt. are herelby
requested to forward such claims to the
Governionipt Departments concerned (n
or be 'ore the .th day of Deceni her, 1955,
in order to ensuree ;tlh payment thereof
)xforef, the .iose o0 the current finai iial
year it 31st December, next.
2. Similarly, all persons indebted to
the Government of '.t. Vi recent forgoods
supplied or services rendered are hereby
requested to settle these accounts on or
before the .3st day of December, 1955.
A. D. W. JOHNSON,
for Colonial Treasurer
l'reasury Department,
Kingstown,
llth November, 1955.














412 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 DECEMBER, 1955.-(No. 69).


SAINT VINCENT. SAINT VINCENT.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE IN THE SUP]i ME' COURT OF THE
WINDWARD ISLANDS AND WINDWARDI) ISLANDS AND
LEEWARD ISLANDS LEEWARD ISLANDS

(ORIGINAL J URISDICTION) (Original Jurisdiction)
A.D. 1955. A.D. 1954

SUIT No. 10
Suit No. 64
Between :- Between

AUBREY PROVIDENCE Plainttif ST. CLAIR McCONNTE Plaintiff
and(I and
CONRAD FORBES Defendait JOHN WVILLIAMS of
Biabou Defendant
By Order dated the 3rd day of d? o oef
December 1955. By Order dated tie 19th day of Novem-
be 1955.
Pursuant to an Order made by Cecil __
Eric Albert Rawle, Esq., Registrar of
the Supreme Court under and by virtue PURSUANT to an Order made by
of the powers vested in him by the Rules CECIL ERIC ALBERT RAWLE, Esquire,
of the Supreme Court of the Wind ward Registrar of the Supreme Court under
Islands and Leeward Islands made by
the Chiif Justice on the 29th da} of and by virtue of the powers vested in
July, 1954, Notice is hereby Given him by the RIules of the Supreme Court
that on Saturday, tie 14th day! of Jan- of the Windward Islands and Leeward
uary, 1956. between the hours of 12 Islands raole by the Chief Justice on
o'clock noon an(I 3 p.m., at the Court the 22nd day ofl October, 1940, Notice is
House in Kingsiown. there will be put Hereby Given that on Thursday 22nd
up for s:dle !,y the Re,'istrar of thle Su- d"y of December. 1955, between the
preme Court th" h'redit agents lands tiours o 12 o'clock noon and 3 p.m., at
and tinements specified in the Schedule th,, Co it House in Kingstown there
herun e written at the reserve price will lie pnt up for se le by the Registrar
thereini set out. of the Supreme Cot t the heredita-
T7'T7 TS T!F S'U7/'rT)U ,A IOri v'1inent 1 hal1d<' l Pn t niTolents specified
REF,'FRRED TO in th Sc''(du" ( le herounder written at
the reserve price therein set out.
A LI, THAT' L'i' PIECE OR PARCEL OF
LAND pari of th'. Arnos Vale Estate in THIS IS THE SCHEDULE ABOVE
the Parish of Saint George in the Island REFERRED TO
of Saint Vincent ibein lots Nos. 60 and
61 on the Plan of the said Estate preear- ALL THAT Lot piece or parcel of
ed ty Charles Fitz- William Ri-th:trd: :h l;anid ia plrtini oif New Prospect Estate
L'ind Snurvevor and datb.d the 13th daiy in ihe l'arish of (Charlotte in the Island
of March, 1922 which stid plan is in the ( I St. Vincent containing by admeasure-
possession of Fredrick Ai ustiile ('Ias- nieent 2 Acres no Roods and Eleven
son and which said lot of land cont'tins Poles being Lot Number 60 in a plan
34 Poles and is bounded Northerly by preaiired 1y A. B. A. SPENCE Land Sur-
the Reserve section Easterly and ,onth- veyor and) bounded (n the North by
erlv by th, Public Highway and West- lands of the Heirs of C. M. JOHN on
erlyv b Lot Number 62 and as is more the South by a Road on the East by
particularly shown and described on the Lot Number IS and on the West by
said Plan or howso-ver otherwise the Lot Number 5r) or as is more par-
Samnp mavl-e butted hounded known or ticularly described by the said Plan
described Together with A11 buildings TOGETHER with all ways waters water-
and orections 'hrepon And all wayvs courses rights lights liberties privi-
w:iterco11rs1es and all othir as enie ts u I s .i,5 ii :. there. l,'o:;ging
and advantages th,,reto belonging f or or usually heldl used occupied or en-
hold used occupied and enjoyed there- joyed therewith or repute with or rounted to belong or he or be appurtenant thereto ..................
arnrtenint thereto ....... RESERVED RESERVED PRICE -Ill(ll.ii.
PRTCE ~ 13,710.68.
C. E. A. RAWLE. C. E. A. RAWLE,
Reai.oitrar of the Supreme Registrar of the S'upreme
Court. Court.
Dated the 9th day of December, 1955. 30th November, 1955.

PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT FI.NTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
I Price 24 cents. I







MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HELD AT THE
COUNCIL CHAMBER, KINGSTOWN, ON THURSDAY, 3RD NOVEMBER, 1955.
AT 10.00 A.M.

PRESENT:
His Honour A. F. GILES, Administrator, President,
The Honourable B. F. DIAS, Acting Crown Attorney,
,, ,, P. R. ELLS, Colonial Treasurer,
,, ,, E. A. C. HUGHES, First Nominated Member,
. R. E. BAYNES, Member for Kingstown,
,, ,, 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,
. C. L. TANNIS, Member for Grenadines
. H. F. YOUNG, Member for South Leeward,
L. C. LATHAM, Member for South Windward,
.. A. B. C. DOS SANTOS, Third Nominated Member.


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

2. MINUTES.
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 6th October,' 1955, copies of which were
circulated, were taken as read, were amended and were confirmed.

3. ELECTION OF DEPUTY. PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL.
The President informed the Council that there was an ommiss-on from the
business of the last meeting, the election of the Deputy President- of the Council,
and that the Council would proceed to elect the Deputy President at this meeting.
The votes cast for the election were: Honourable E. A. C. Hughes, 7 votes; Hon-
ourable R. E. Baynes, 4 Votes; Honodrable E. T. Joshua, 1 vote; Honourable J. A.
Baynes, 1 vote. The Honourable E. A. C. Hughes was duly elected Deputy
President.

4. ANNOUNCEMENTS.
There were no announcements.

5. NOTICES OF MOTIONS.
There were no notices of motions.

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

7. PETITIONS.
No petitions were presented.







8. PAPERS.
The Honourable Crown Attorney laid the following papers on the table:
Council Paper No. 34 of 1935: The Registrar General's Report for the
year 1953.
Council Paper No. 35 of 1955: The Prisons Report for the year 1954.
Council Paper No. 40f of 1955: Report on the working of the Government
Housing Loans Board for the year 1954.
The Crown Attorney stated also that the Council Papers 35 to 39 for 1955
were subject of a substantive motion to be moved later in the proceedings and
should not have been cited ,as such.

9. QUESTIONS.
The Member for North Windward asked the following questions standing
in his name:
Can this Government explain the reason for placing a proviso in the
form of a condition on Dr. Ram Harry Paul when it was decided by Ordin-
ance that he was to be registered as a Medical Practitioner of the Colony?
Since it is common knowledge to the entire community that Dr. Paul
is a seasoned and famous Practitioner and enjoys the confidence of the
Community, does Government intend' to use this Doctor's services as mere
convenience with a certain string attached to his registration:--"That he,
be allowed to practice in the Colony so long as he is employed with the
Government of, Saint Vincent ".
Can this Government state a, reason fqr the refusal of Dr. Harry Paul's
request to take a Canadian Board for which arrangements were fully ar-
ranged in Canada?
The President replied as follows:
The condition that Dr. Ram Harry Paul be only allowed to practice.
medicine in St. Vincent while serving as a Government Medical Officer is
contained in thdI body of the relevant Ordinance passed *by the Legislative
Council on 4th March, 1954. This condition is in general conformity with
the practice in other West Indian Colonies and with' the advice of the
British Medical Association.
Dr. Paul holds a United States qualification but would not be permitted
to practice in the United States, nor would he be permitted in any of the
Windward Islands without special legislation being enacted. Government
are unable t0 agree that Dr. Paul enjoysthe confidence of the community
as there have been petitions regarding the quality of his services from
the people from several of the areas which he serves.
Government does not intend to uie Dr. Paul as a public convenience.
but feels strongly that Dr. Paul owes a period of conscientious service to
the people of St. Vincent, and it does not agree that Dr. Paul is entitled
to an amendment of the ordinance, under which he accepted his appoint-
ment, to make it possible for him. to resign immediately and to set up
in private practice in St. Vincent. Were Dr. Paul to resign tomorrow,
he would owe the St. Vincent Government some $4,000, and it is also
considered that he owes a considerable period of service to St. Vincent
as well. Dr. Paul is at present allowed, and carries on, private practice
in his own district.







Dr. Paul applied for 18 weeks' leave in order to proceed to Canada
to sit for the examination of the Licentiate of the Medical Council of
Canada. This qualification would not have improve Dr. Paul's medical
knowledge, nor his services to the people of St. Vincent, but would have
made it more possible for him to have practiced in other parts of the
Commonwealth.
Dr. Paul is not entitled under Regulations to Vacation Leave until
March, 1956, and he would then be entitled to only 12 weeks.. To have
granted him 183 weeks' leave at the time would have meant that 'two dis-
tricts would have been without a Medical Officer for at least that period.
Government has every sympathy with Dr. Paul's efforts to improve,
his position, but feels that his best course is to concentrate on serving
the Government and the people of St. Vincent faithfully during the period
of his appointment. '

10. MOTIONS.
The Honourable Crown Attorney moved the following motion'
WHEIEAS by section 8 (1) of the International Organisation (Immunities
and Privileges) Ordinance (No. 13 of 1954), it is provided that all Orders
in Council made under the Ordinance shall be laid before the Legislative
Council for approval;
BE IT RESOLVED that this Council approve the following:
(1) The International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges
of the World Meteorological Organisation) Order, 1955.
(2) The International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges
of the Universal Postal Union) Order, 1955.
(3) The International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges
of the International Telecommunications Union) Order, 1955.
(4) The Diplomatic Privileges (International Civil Aviation Organ-
isation) (Amendment) Order, 1955.
The Motion was seconded by the Honourable Colonial Treasurer and was
passed nem con.
The Honourable Colonial Treasurer sought and. received permission to with-
draw the following motion:
That this Council approve the Schedule' of Additional Expenditure
required to meet expenditure for the year 1954 for the period 1st October ,
to 31st December, 1954.
The Honourable CroWn Attorney seconded by Honourable Colonial Treasurer
moved the second motion in his name on the Order Paper:
WHEREAS there formerly existed in the colonies of the British Caribbean
a regiment known as the West Indian Regipment;.and
WHEREAS this Council has already declared itself in favour of a Federa-
tion of the said Colonies; and
WHEREAS in conformity with the fuller share of responsibility implicit
in such a Federation it is desirable that the said colonies should share *
more actively in matters of local defence and the maintenance of law
and order within the region; and








WHEREAS it has been proposed that the West Indian Regiment be re-
established.
BE I' THEREFORE RESOLVED as follows:-
This Council approves of the re-establishment of a West Indian Regi-
ment; and agrees
That the said Regiment be raised under the authority of an Act
of Parliament;
And that this colony's annual contribution to the maintenance of
the said regiment be not less than one percent of the colony's
revenue;
And that the said Regiment be administered by the War Office on
behalf of the Governments of the British Caribbean.
After the debate the motion was passed unanimously.
The Member for North Windward moved the first motion standing in his
name on the Order Paper:
WHEREAS Ram Harry -Paul, Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medi-
cine of the University of Howard was by Ordinance No. 11 of 1954 duly
registered to practice medicine or surgery in this Colony;
AND WHEREAS it is common knowledge that Dr. Ram Harry' Paul has
performed his practice with satisfaction to the community;
AND WHEREAS Ordinance 'No. 11 of 1954 more particularJl called RU&M
HARRY PAUL ORDINANCE, now needs amendment so as to movee there-
from certain strings which might have been inadvertently :. aced in the
Ordinance;
BE IT RESOLVED that Ordinance No. 11 of 1954 be amended in its Second
preamble to read:-
And whereas it is expedient thai the said Ram Harry Paul be regis-
tered under the said Ordinance for the purpose of practising medicine
or surgery in the Colony."
The motion was seconded by the Memtier for St. George." During the debate
on the motion Council adjourned at 12.30 until 2 p.m. for lunch.

RESUMPTION.
Council resumed at 2 p.m. with all persons present as in the forenoon and
the debate on .the first motion moved by Mr. Joshua continued. After the
debate the motion was lost 4-6, with S abstentions.
The Member for North Windward seconded by the Member for St. George
moved the second motion in his name on the Order Paper:
WHEREAS it is the practice over a very long period in this Colony to
rent land plots to peasants and/or labourers from Government Crown
Lands and private owned estates as at present is the case, at a specified
rental per acre;
AND WHEREAS owing to recent Commissions appointed to enquire into
industries and agricultural labour and wages etc. the large estate proprie-,
tors prepare in advance certain organized reaction and apparent reprisals
on peasants .and labourers before the deliberations of such Commissions
have made their findings;








AND WHEREAS mass dispossession of tenants and renters "Of land in
this Colony is- contemplated by some and action -taken by others of the
large land proprietors to increase inordinately the price for renting lands
to their tenants and these large estate owners, are preparing mass quit
notices;
AND WHEREAS planned methods to reduce the peasant and. labouring
population to abject poverty and .further misery should have an answer
by this Government by provision being made for normal, satisfied and
peaceful relationship between all classes and a vast land- starved' popula-
tion of peasants and labourers infesting the Colony;
AND WHEREAS it becomes expedient that this Government regulate the
price for the rental of certain mountain lands -nd the dispossession of
agricultural tenants by their landlords to meet the apparent threat;
BE IT RESOLVED that Government seek to protect the' peasantry and
the labourers who hold lands by rental planted in' longterrm. crops such
as arrowroot or sugar canes so that they be not dispossessed arbitrarily
by landlords unless compensation be paid to the renters for their stools
of canes or arrowroots.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT a clear year be allbw~d to renters
holding lands of large estate owner after the reaping of' the-last crop
planted with long term crops.
After the motion had been seconded the Crown Attorney explained that
there was a draft bill entitled The Agricultural Small Tenancies Bill in the
hands of the printers and that this Bill would -soon be introduced. into the*
Legislative Council. The Member' for North Windward then withdrew the motion
by leave of Council.
The Member for North Windward withdrew the, third motion standing in
his name:

WHEREAS it seems essential to protect the population of this Colony
in every way possible;
AND WHEREAS the bulk of land in the Colony available for agricultural
pursuits is centralized in the hands of a few large estate owners, who
do not assist ilt any way. in the ground provision- economy -of theL Colony
for local consumers;
SAND WHEREAS owing to the deforestation of breadfruit trees -and all,
'available large acreage concentrate on long term crops and banana;
SBE IT RESOLVED tha( holders of estates over three. hundred. acres to be
made to plant a reasonable acreage in provision for local consumption to
assist the local needs of this community.
11. BILLS.
The following bills were introduced and read a first time:
The Water Distribution Bill.
The Banana Growers Association (Amendment) Bill.
The President presented a certificate of emergency in respect of the Banana
Growers Association (Amendment) Bill which was accepted by Council and. the
Bill was read a second and third time and passed without amendment.







The Roads Bill was read a second time and in Committee and the following
amendments were inserted:
Clause 2: The word "the" at the end of the second line was deleted.
Clause 7: The caption was amended to read "Control of Roads to be vested
* in the Superintendent of Wors."
Clause 10, sub-clause (2): Schedule K was amended to read Schedule
J ".
Clause 10, sub-clause (3): A proviso was added at the end of clause to
read: "Provided that any person aggrieved by such .appraisement may appeal
to thq Governor in Council."
Clause 13: In the 4th line of the proviso (a), the word "provisions" was
deleted and growing crops substituted.
Clause 17 was amended to read: If at any time the SuperInte.ndent of
Works shall deem it necessary for the protection of any road that any drain or
outlet should be constructed on adjoining land for. the conveyance of water
from such road on to the adjoining land, or that any existing drain or outlet
on such land should be cleared, or that fny obstruction should 6e removed
from any existing drain or outlet the Superintendent of Work., may enter
upon such lands and execute the necessary works."
Clause 19, sub-clause (1): In the fourth line a comma and the figure
17 was inserted between 14" and the word and ".
A similar amendment was inserted in the fourth line of sub-clause (5).
Clause 23 was amended to read:
"Compensation Where any bearing coconut tree planted before the 31st day
for coconut of December, 1927 overhangs .a road, the Superintendent of Works
trees cut may, if the owner shall, at the request of the Superintendent of
down. Works, remove such coconut tree, pay as compensation for the
same, the sum of ten dollars:
Provided that nothing in this section shall affect or derogate
from the provisions of section 20 of this Ordinance."
Clause 24, sub-clause (1) was amended to read: "No house. building or
other structure of whatever kind shall be erected within eleven feEt from the
side of any road:"
After the consideration of clause 26 Council adjourned at 6 p.m. until 11 a.m.
on Friday 4th November, 1955.

FRIDAY, 4TH NOVEMBER, 1955.
Council re-assembled at 11 a.m. All Memmbers present with the exception
of the Member for Kingstown. The Council continued to consider the Roads'
Bill in Committee.
Clause 27: In the third line of sub-clause (h), the words "the surface of"
were inserted between upon and "such".
Sub-clause (1) was deleted.
Sub-clause (q) was deleted and the other sub-clauses re-lettered and the
words one hundred" were substituted for ninety-six in the third line before
the last line of the clause.








Clause 29 was deleted.
Clause 30, sub-clause (3): The words "and twenty cents" were deleted'in the
second line, and ".twenty-five cents" substituted for "twenty-four cents" in the
fourth line.
,Sub-clause 6--"Twenty-five dollars" was substituted for "twenty-four dollars"
in the fourth line.
Clause= 37 was deleted.
Part VIII-Financial Provisions:
Clauses 39--41 were deleted.
Part IX Miscellaneous-was re-numbered to read Part VIII.
Clauses 47 and 48 were deleted.
,Clause 49: The words "a misdemeanor" in the last line of the clause
were deleted and the words an offence under this Ordinance wer" substituted.
Clause 52 was amended to read: The Governor in Council may by order
proclaim, creation or cessation of a public road."
Schedule (J) was deleted.
The Bill was .then read a third time and passed.
Council adjourned at 12.30 p.m. until 2 p.m. for lunch.

RESUMPTION.
Council resumed at 2 p.m. All Members being present as in the forenoon.
The Prevention of Crime (Offensive Weapons) Bill was read a second time.
In Committee the Bill was amended by deleting the dash and (a) in clause 3
and the words or both '" in the third line o; the sub-clause (a). Sub-clause (b)
was also deleted.
The Bill was read a third time and passed.
The Hydro-Electric (Amendment) Bill was read a second and third time
and passed without amendment.
The Summary Conviction (Praedial Larceny) Bill was read a second time
and referred to a Select Committee comprising the Honourable Crown Attorney,
Chairman, the Honourable E. T. Joshua, the Honourable E. A. C. Hughes, the
Honourable H. F. Young.
(The Member for North Windward left at 3.10 p.m.)
Upon a motio' by the Honourable Colonial Treasurer, seconded by the
Honourable Crown Attorney Council considered seriatim the .following amend-
ments to The Income Tax Ordinance 1954 under Rule 48 of the Standing Rules
and Orders of the Legislative Council:
Clause 14 (1): "four hundreds and eighty dollars" was substituted for "five
hundred dollars" in line 5.
Clause 15: "four hundred and eighty dollars" was substituted for "five
hundred dollars" in line 3.
Clause 17: the dash after the word "deduction" in line 15 was deleted
and the words "of two hundred dollars:" substituted. The sub-paragraphs' (a)
(b) (c) and (d) and the two first provisos were deleted and the following







substituted: "Provided that no deduction shall be allowed in respect of any
child who is entitled in his own rights to an income exceeding two hundred
dollars a year."
Clause 74: ".1956" was substituted for 1955" in the second line.


The last three
On the next $2,500
." $2,500
Remainder


lines of the second schedule were
50 cents $3,995.00
60 cents $5,495.00
65 cents $8,495.00


amended to read:
$12,500.00
$15,000.00
$20,000.00


The above amendments were approved by Council under protest.

Council adjourned at 3.50 p.m. sine die


A. F. GILES,
President.


Confirmed 8th December, 1956.


A. F. GILES,
President.
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