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Publication Date: January 17, 1956
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Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1, no. 1 (1868)-v. 112, no. 48 (Tues., 23 Oct. 1979)
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    Ordinance No. 16 of 1955: An Ordinance futher to amend the Currency Ordinance, 1950 - 17th January, 1956
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    Supplements to Gazette: Minutes of the Meeting of the Meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 8th December, 1955
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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT


GAZETTE


01Jbiit-hed b.il toj,


Vol,. 89.1 '-AINT VINOID4I. TIJESDAY, 17 JANUARYI, 1,.56.


[No. 5.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES. (2) Mr. VIV[AN ANTHONY, as a Dis-
__I pnser, Medical Department, with
No. 18. -ieffct from 1st July, 1955.
APPOINTMENTS. 17th January. 1956.
(P.F's. 456 & 803).
The Administrator has been pleased
to approve the appointment of the No. .
undermentioned persons as ('la,,., III PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
Clerks in the Gen,,ral ('l ical Service
of the Golony with effect from l1tl Wli rl, rence to Government Notice
December. 1955 :- No. 17 of Il h January. 1955, His Ex-
Mr. HUTSON MARTINDALE, appointed (c',llcy G0, \ r has been pleased
to the Public Works Department to re-appoi.nt I he following persons to
and temporarily seconded to the serve, St. Vincent Public Seirtice Com-
Treasury Department (Gorei mission for a period of one year with
town Branch Revenue Office);: I fleet from 1st .i::nui ry. 1956 :-
Mr. MAXWKLL DAISY, appointed to R. C. P. BRYAN. Esq., M.B.E.,
the Treasury Department (PRequia (Chairman),
Branch Revenue Office) and tern- C. V. D. HADLEY. Esq., B.Sc.,
porarily seconded to the Treasury Education Officer,
Department; V. D. ARCHER, Esq.,
Miss K. I. PATTERSON. a;ppIinted The Veneralle Archdeacon R. S.
to the General Post Office and MAXWELL. M.A., B.Sc.,
temporarily seconded to the Ad- Secretary/: The, Assistant Adminis-
ministration Department. trator & Establishment Officer.
17th January, 1956. 17th January, 1956.
(P.F.'s 589, 752, 746).
No. 19. No. 21.
LEAVE PRIOR TO RETIREMENT.
The Administrator has been pleased
to approve the following appoint- Mr. McD. SMITH, Colonial Post-
ments:- master. has been granted 53 days Vac-
(1) Mr. L. A. MASON as a Dispenser, ation Leave. prior to retirement, with
Medical Department on one year's effect from lt6th January, 1956.
probation, with effect from 1st 17th January, 1956.
July. 1955. (P.F 7


7;2 ?'F















14 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 17 JANUARY, 1955.-(No. 5).


No. 22. No. 16 of 1955.-An Ordinance far-
ACTING APPOINTMENT. other to amend the Currency Ordi-
I nance, 1950.
Consequent on the grant of Vacation (F. 17/195011).
Leave prior to retirement, to Mr. McD. 17th January, 1956.
SMITH, Colonial Postmaster, Mr. P. D.
CRICHTON, Inspector of Aucaunts, No. 27.
Treasury Department, has been appoint-
ed to act as Colonial Postmaster with SUPPLEMENTS TO GAZETTE.
effect from 16th January. 1956, and Copi Minutes of the Meeting of
until further notice. Copies of Minutes ofthe Meeting of
the Legislative Council held on the 8th
17th January, 1956. December, 1955, which may be seen at
(P.F. 91). the Government Office, Kingstown
Library, and at all Revenue Offices are
No. 23. publish d with this issue of the Gazette.
RESIGNATION. 17th January. 195f.
l~t Jall:ly 1956.


Mr. J. W. ITON, Junior Clerk, Treas-
ury Department with effect from 16th
January, 1956.
17th January, 1956.
(P.F. 716).

No. 24.
KINGSTOWN TOWN BOARD.

The undermentioned persons have
been elected to the Kingstown Town
Board for the two-year period com-
mencing 1st January, 1956:-
R. M. CATO, Esq.,
F. J. DARE, Esq..
H. A. DAVIS. Esq., O.B.E.,
R. N. EUSTACE, itsq.,
R. G. JOHN, Esq.,
Hon. E. T. JOSHUA,
W. H. LEWIs, Esq.,
G. A. McINTOSH, Esq..
2. Mr. H. A. DAVIS. O.B.E. has been
elected Chairman for the year 1956.
17th January, 1956.

No. 25.
LEGISLATION.

The Right Honourable the Secretavy
of State for the Colonies has notified that
Her Majesty the QUEEN will not be
advised to exercise her power of dis-
allowance in respect of the following
Ordinance of thTs Government:-
No. 13 of 1955.-An Ordinance to
prohibit the carrying of offensive
weapons in public places without
lawful authority or reasonable
excuse.
(J. 4!,955).
17th January, 1956.

No. 26.
The under-mentioned Ordinance
which has been assented to by His Ex-
cellency the Governor is published for
general information with this issue
of the Gazette :-


No. 28.
The Accounts of the Colony for the
period 1st Janiiary to 30th September,
195'i, are publish( d with this issue of
the Gazette.
17th .January, 1956.

No. 29.
BEQUIA DISTRICT COUNCIL.

BYE-ELECTION.

In consequence of the resignation
from the B-quia District Council of an
elected Member, Mr. Japheth Hazell, a
Bye-Election has become necessary, and
under the provisions of Section 6 (1) of
the Local Government Ordinance, 1951,
Mr. SILVANUS BURKE, who has been
appointed Returning Officer, will be in
attendance ;t the Court House at Port
Elizabeth. Beqnia, on Tuesday, 24th
Janw;-y. 1956, from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00
p.m. to receive nominations for the elec-
tion to elect another person to fill the
vacancy.
2. Should a poll be required it will
be taken on Tuesday, S1st January,
1956, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from
1 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. and for the conveni-
ence of electors, votes may be cast at the
following polling stations:-
No. 1-The Court Room (Police Sta-
tion)
No. 2-Mr. Jacob Leach'sShop (Ham-
ilton)
No. 3-Sunny Caribbee Hotel (Bel-
mnont)
No. 4 Bequia Government School
Paget Farm)
3. For the purpose of this Bye-Elec-
tion the Electors Roll to be used is the
Legislative Council List of Electors for
the your 1954 for the Electoral District
of the Grenadines Polling Divisions
Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4. This List as amend-
ed for use at the Elections on June27th,
1955, can be seen at the Police Station,
Port Elizabeth. Bequia.















SAINT VINCENT. TUESDAY, 17 JANUARY, 1956-(No. A.)


4. No person whose name does not Colony or not for the preceding year,
appear on the said List ,s amended will I exceeded the statutory limit of $480 is
be allowed to vote. required to submit a return on the pre-
scribed form notwithstanding that on
17th January, 1956. account of approved deductions no tax
may eventually be chargeable, -and par-
No. 13. ticular attention is directed to the fact
BANK HOLIDAY. that the term "income" is deemed to
include not only money but also allow-
Under the Bank Holidays Ordinance, ances in kind.
Discovery Day, 1956, (22nd January) 3. Efforts are being made to send
being a Sunday, Monday ihe 23r I Jan- blank return forms to such persons
uary will be a Bank Holiday, and all through their Heads of Departments. It
Public Offices will accordingly )I closed is to be clearly understood, however, that
on that day. the Income Tax Department is under no
10th January, 1956. obligation to send a return form to any-
10thone and that a person is not exonerated
By Command, from the statutory liability of making a
return even though a form may not have
A. L. SAMUEL, been received from the Department.
Acting Government Secretary. Forms may be obtained, on application,
GOVERNMENT OFFICE. at the Revenue Offices at Georgetown,
Barrouallie, Bequia and Union Island, or
17th January, 1956. in any other district from the Police
Station situate therein, or from the
Income Tax Office Kingstown, where
DEPARTMENTAL AND any person requiring information in
OTHER NOTICES. connection therewith is invited to enquire.


BYE-ELECTION NOTICE.

LAYOU TOWN BOARD.

Notice is hereby given that in accord-
ance with Section 25 of the Local Gov-
ernment Ordinance, No. 17 of 1951 the
Clerk will be in attendance at the
Warden's Office on Monday 30th Janu-
ary, 1956, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to
receive nominations to fill the seats of
two elected members of the Lavou
Town Board caused by the resignations
of Mr. Harrold Hendrickson and Mr.
Reuben Jeffers.
Should a Poll be required, it will be
taken at the Warden's Office on Monday
13th February. 1956 from 9 i.in. to 12
noon, and from 1 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
NERVILLE HANNAWAY.
Clerk and Returning
Officer.
12th January, 1956.


INCOME TAX NOTICE.

TO GOVERNMENT OFFICERS.


4. Where Officers are in receipt of in-
come other than salaries, the form
should include particulars thereof and
should be accompanied by the necessary
supporting statements.
F. E. WILLIAMS,
Income Tax Officer,
for the Commissioners of Income Tax.
INCOME TAX OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN,
4th January, 1956.


SAINT VINCENT.

BY AUTHORITY OF THE SMALL
DEBTS ORDINANCE
IN THE SMALL DEBT COURT (KINGS-
TOWN) DISTRICT I.

Betwpt-n


AGNES HERBERT
and
CHARLES LIwts


NOTICE is hereby g
urlay the 28th day
between the hour ot' 7


at the Court House.
All Government Officers are hereby will be put up for sa
reminded that the latest date for the tioned g-ods ai cha
submission of Income Tax Returns for te a e- ani cln
assessment in the year 1956 is the 31st the above-named I'LA
January, and that failure to give notice virtue of a warrant
of chargeability is an offence against the and Chattels issued in
Income Tax Ordinance, rendering the One (1) wooden Hr
person concerned liable on conviction covered with zalv
to a fine not exceeding FOUR HUNDRED and
AND EIGHTY DOLLARS. A. L.
2. EVERY PERSON whose income
accruing in, derived from the Colony
or elsewhere and whether received in the 12th Jan nary, 1956.


Plaintiff'

Defendant.


iven that on Sat-
tf January. 1956,
a.m. and 3 p.m.
Kinstown. there
le tile iind trmlon-
ttls be(-oniging to
INTIFF. levied by
to levy on Goods
the above suit :-
use II ft. x 17 ft.
:inised iron.

JOHN,-Bailif
Process SPrver.














16 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 17 JANUARY, i955.-(No. 5).



EDUCATION NOTICE.

TEACHERS' EXAMINATIONS, 1955.

PASS LIST.
Name School
Supernumerary and Grade I Pupil Teachers:
Elford Morris 3arrouallie Anglican
Whitfield Quow do. do.
Frank Bascombe Belair Government
Maurice Conliffe do. do.
Christiana Cunningham do. do.
Sylvester Sergeant Bequia Anglican
William Tannis do. do.
Ebenezer Sergeant do. do.
Selwyn Alexander 3iabou Methodist
Althea Christopher do. do.
Gordon Maule do. do.
Jean George Brighton do.
Ormond McKenzie Buccament Anglican
Marcina Antrobus Byera Anglican
Ormsby Liverpool do. do.
Olson Thomas do. do.
Velma Archer Calliaqua Anglican
Sheila Roberts do. do.
John Lewis Canouan Government
Newton De Freitas Colonarie Roman Catholic
Trevor Sutherland Dickson Methodist
Beryl Pope Diamond (Infant) Government
Theodora Edwards Evesham Methodist
Veronica Glasgow do. do.
Henry Williams do. do.
Reynold Bailey aeorgetown Government
Alicene Forbes do. do.
Estelle Glasgow do. do.
Ida Martindale do. do.
Noel Pitt do. do.
Margaretta Pompey do. do.
Estelle Huggins 3omea Methodist
Kenneth Huggins do. do.
Helena Milligan do. do.
Sylvester Wood do. do.
Clarette Simmons Greggs Government
Theodora Joseph Kingstown Methodist
Aubrey Duncan Kingstown Roman Catholic
Monica Frederick do. do.
Barbara Williams do. do.
George Bowen Layou Government
Theophilus Francis do. do.
Nola Bascombe Marriaqua do.
Claris Deane do. do.
Lorna Jones do. do.
Madeline John do. do.
Bessie Williams do. do.
Norm a Cozier Paget Farm do.
Ira Ollivierre do. do.
Esther Dick Zichmond Hill Government
Louise Dick do. do.
Stanley Murphy do. do.
Ewing Clarke Spring Methodist
Anita Black Stubbs Government
Lenford Bullock do. do.
Gideon Cato do. do.
James Francois do. do.
Glen Lewis do. do.
Wendy Francois do. do.
Elizabeth Nanton do. do.
Egerton Samuel do. do.
Elrita Shallow do. do.
Stephanie Alexander Troumaca. do.
Jean Burke do. do.
Ina Cyrus do. do.
Anestha Rodney do. do.

















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 17 JANUARY, 1956.-(No. 5).


Name
Janet Fergus
Shirley Alexander
Alpian Allen
Grafton Browne
Esmond Colliere
Gloria Providence


Grade II Pupil Teachers:
Leroy Jackson
David Frederick
Lolita Stowe
Altie Browne
Etson Gerrick
Arnos King
Sylvia Boatswain
Alison Sutherland
Patricia King
Emene Williams
Francis Rebairo
Sylvia Steele
Audrey Crozier
Viola Daniel
Eileen Wyllie
Avil Allen
Ruby Dowers
Lutwina Gibson
Selwyn John
Caldrick Harry
Hermina Maloney
Jean Barrington
Garnet Brisbane
Gloria Warner
Allan Drayton
Thelma Johnson
Denniston Johnny
Rhona Allen
Rupert Caine
Nerissa Johnson
Ermine McDonald
Leroy Robertson
Merle Wilkes
Donaldson Lampkin
Osborne Allen

Grade III Pupil Teachers:
Clare Wallace
Urbane Daniel
Cecil John
Alston Rodgers
Earlston Shortt
Theophilus McKenzie
Ivan Stephens
Noel Forbes
Lynoe McBarnett
Errol Mounsey
Vincent Dublin
Theresa Browne
Robert Young
Beryl Roberts
Velma Jackson
Ishbel Young
Theophilus Jackson
Doreith John
Joan Payne
Lincoln O'Neale
Clifford Pitt
Kenneth Jackson
Samuel Ambrose
Leortha Ambrose
Sylvester Raymond
Stephen Scrubb


School
Union Methodist
Union Island (Clifton) Government
Westwood Methodist
do. do.
do. do.
do. do.


Barrouallie Anglican
Bequia Anglican
do. do.
Biabou Methodist
do. do.
do. do.
do. do.
Brighton do.
Buccament Government
do. do.
Byera Anglican
Dorsetshire Hill Government
Georgetown Government
do. do.
do. do.
Gomea Methodist
do. do.
do. do.
do. do.
Greggs Government
Kingstown Anglican
Kingstown Methodist
do. do.
Kingstown Roman Catholic
Marriaqua Government
do. do.
South Rivers Methodist
Stubbs Government
do. do.
do. do.
do. do.
do. do.
do. do.
Troumaca do.
Westwood Methodist


Bequia Anglican
Biabou Methodist
do. do.
do. do.
do. do.
Buccament Government
Byera Anglican
Dickson Methodist
do. do.
Evesham do.
Georgetown Government
Kingstown Methodist
Layou Government
Marriaqua do.
Richmond Hill Government
do. do. do.
South Rivers Methodist
do. do. do.
Stubbs Government
Tourama do.
do. do.
Union Methodist
Union Island (Ashton) Government
do. do. (Clifton) do.
do. do. do. do.
do. do. do. do.
















18 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 17 JANUARY. 1956.-(No. 5).


Name
Certificate (Part II):
Gwendolyn Creese
Clement Noel
Egerton Scott
Kernel Warrican
Rupert Bascombe
Augustina Beach
Alrica Phillips
Cadman Lewis
Olsen Peters
Monica Charles
Bertie Smart
Claudon Fraser
Lucina Hunte
Fandolph Cottle



DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
5th January, 1956.


School


Brighton Methodist
Calliaqua Anglican
Chateaubelair Methodist
Colonarie Roman Catholic
Evesham Methodist
Fancy Anglican
Georgetown Government
Kingstown Anglican
do. do.
Layou Government
Lowmans (Windward) Anglican
Richmond Hill Government
do. do.
Troumaca Government.

C. V. D. HADLEY,
Education Officer.


ST. VINCENT COTTON GINNERY There will be no advance mad,, on
NOTICE. Second White Cotton, hlie chief le-p-
son for this is that 33 bales of Second
ADVANCE ON SEA ISLAND COTTON. White Cotton from the 1952/53 crop
held in England are still unsold, and
The Advances to be paid by the St. no offer has yet been received for the
Vincent Cotton Ginnery on Sea Island 42 bales of Second White from the
Seed Cotton purchased on the Co-opera- 1954/55 Crop.
tive System for the Crop 1955/56 have
been fixed as follows: J. L. EUSTACE,
White ... 24c. per lb. Manager.
Stained ... 4c. ,, 12th Jannary, 1956.


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SAINT VINCENT.

No. 16 of 1955.


I Assent,

C. M. DEVERELL,
[ L.S. ] Governor.
24th October, 1955.

AN ORDINANCE further to amend the Currency Ordinance, 1950.

[ 17th January, 1956. ]

Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.


1. (1) This Ordinance may be cited as the Currency
(Amendment No. 2) Ordinance, 1955, and shall be read as one
with the Currency Ordinance, 1950, (hereinafter referred to as
the principal Ordinance) and all amendments thereto.
(2) This Ordinance shall be deemed to have come into opera-
tion on the first day of October, 1955.

2. The proviso to subsection (1) of section 6 of the prin-
cipal Ordinance as amended is hereby repealed and replaced
as follows:-
"Provided that for the purposes of this Ordinance the
value of Jamaica notes shall be calculated at the rate of
one pound for four dollars and eighty cents."

Passed the Legislative Council this 6th day of October, 1955.


Short title
and commence-,
ment.
No 17 of 1950.


Section 6 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.


0. E. LEIGERTWOOD,
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.
(F. 71/1950 II).

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


[ Price 4 cents. ]


1956.








MINUTES O THE MEETING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HELD AT THE
COUNCIL CHAMBER, KINGSTOWN, ON THURSDAY, 8TH DECEMBER, 1955,
AT 10.00 A.M

PRESENT:
His Honour A. F. GILES, Administrator, President,
The Honourable B. F. DIAS, Acting Crown Attorney,
. P. BR. ELLS, Colonial Treasurer,
,, E. A. C. HUGHES, First Nominated Member,
,, ,, R. E. BAYNES, Member for Kingstown,
,, ,, J. A. BAYNES, ',ember for St. George,
G. H. CHARLEs, Member for Central Windward,
,, ,, A. C. CYaus, Second Nominated Member,
., E. T. JosHUA, Member for North Windward,
,. 8. E. SLA'TI, Member for North Leeward,
,. H. F. Youxa, Member for South Leeward,
,, L. C. LATHAX, Member for South Windward,
S ,. A. B. C. Dos SANTos, Third Nominated Member.

ABSENT:
The Honourable C. L. TANNIS, Metnber for Grenadines (out of the Colony).

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

2. MINUTES.
The minutes of the meeting held on 3rd November 1955, copies of which
were circulated were taken as read and were confirmed.

3. ANNOUNCEMENTS.
The President read a letter received from the Governor of Barbados express-
ing his appreciation for the message of sympathy which was sent by the Council
after the hurricane. The President also drew Members' attention to the announce-
ment which was made in the Press regarding the Federation Conference due to
be held in London during February. He stated that this Colony's delegate will
be elected by the Legislative Council at a future date either at a normal meeting
or at a special meeting called for that purpose. He further stated that as the
delegate should be plenipotentiary it was thought that he should be a member
of Executive Council, preferably an elected Member.

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

5. NOTICES Or QUESTIONS.
The Member for South Windward gave notice of the following questions:








1. Could the Administration inform this House whether the circtilating
Tumour that the payment of a sum of $2,496 made to the Assistant Admin-
istratos for leave passages is correct?
2. Having regard to the fact that leave passage had been paid to the
Assistant Administrator two years ago; will the Administration now. state
whether the Assistant Administrator has again become eligible for leave
passages?
3. Will the Administration please state Colonial Regulation which en-
ables .an officer of the Civil Service to get eight months vacation leave with
pay after a period of two years service?
4. Could the Administration inform this House whether Government
has agreed to supply certain pieces of furniture to Government owned
houses occupied by certain members of the Civil Service?
5. If the answer to 4 is in the affirmative
Will the Administration state the houses which contain a supply
of Government Furniture and the list of furniture in each of these houses?
6. Will Government please state under whose control do these furni-
tures fall; and whether an inventory is done when one officer gives up
the House he occupies?

6. PETITIONS.
No petitions were presented.

7. PAPERS.
The Crown Attorney laid the following Papers on the table:-
Council Paper No. 41 of 1955: Report of the Director General of Colonial Audit
on the Accounts of St. Vincent for the year ended the 31st December, 1952.
Council Paper No. 42 of 1955: Finance Meeting of 8th March, 1955.
Council Paper No. 43 of 1955: Finance Meeting of 12th April, 1955.
Council Paper No. 44 of 1955: Audit Report for the Year 1952.
Council Paper No. 45 of 1955: The Post Office (Amendment) Regulations, 1955.
Council Pape:: 'No. 46 of 1955: The Pensionable Offices (No. 3) Order, 1955.
Council Paper No. 47 of 1955: The Magistrates (Sittings of Courts) Order, 1955.
Council Paper No. 48 of 1955: The Magistrates (Places for Sittings of Courts)
Order, 1955.
Council Paper No. 49 of 1955: The Public Offices (Early Closing) Order, 1955.

8. MOTIONS.
The Colonial Treasurer, seconded! by the Crown Attorney, moved the follow-
ing motions:
That this Council approve the Schedule of Additional Expenditure
required to meet expenditure for the period 1st October to 31st December,
1954.
That this Council approve the Schedule of Additional Expenditure
required to meet expenditure for the period 1st January to 31st March,
1955.








That this Council approve the Schedule of Additional Expenditure
required to meet expenditure for the period 1st April to 30th June, 1955.
The motions were unopposed and passed unanimously.

The Member for North Windward, seconded by the Member for St. George,
moved the first motion standing in his name on the order paper:
WHEREAS by Resolution which passed the Legislative Council by a
majority vote on the 26th June 1953 resolving that a Commission of
Enquiry be appointed in the ,Colony, of Saint Vincent to enquire into the
instrument of justice set up in the said Colony;
AND WHEREAS by an announcement made to the Legislative Council by
His Honour .then the Administrator of the Colony W. F. Coutts, M.B.E.,
on a subsequent meeting declared that the theni Governor and Com-
mander-in-Chief, of the WindwErd Islands His Excellency Betham
Beetham, C.V.O., O.B.E., had used his reserve powers declaring that
such a step was not necessary;
AND WHEREAS it is more than vitally necessary that such a step be now
taken in this Colony if improvements, changes, and revisions; in the mode
and practice in the existing machinery may be effected and. reported upon
by an impartial Commission of Enquiry;
AND WHEREAS the Colonies of Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago have
decided upon such a course of Enquiry-Colonies whose legal scope and
other means of meting out Justice have by far superseded this said Colony
whose very laws are long outmoded .and overdue, even for revision;
AND WHEREAS if the people of this Colony are to survive as a civilized
nation in the self-governing' federal structure proposed and on the verge
to be set up, acts done to the subject in the name of, law should now be
investigated and adjusted to suit "right reason" and what British Justice
in all its forms aims to perfect;
AND WHEREAS within recent months the services of a top, ranking Judge
are sought by the Trinidad & Tobago Government in the United Kingdom
to head a Commission of Enquiry comprising of members of the Trinidad
& Tobago Law Society and other legal personages to inquire into the
instrument of justice set up in that Colony;
BE IT RESOLVED that a Commipsion of Enquiry 'be set up to inquire into
the instrument of Justice set up in the Colony of Saint Vincent and that
the Colonial Office be at once notified so that arrangements be made in
time to acquire for this said Cdoony the services of the Judge to be apm
pointed to lead the Commission to inquire into the instrument of Justice
for Trinidad & Tobago, while such a top ranking Judge would be in the
W.I.;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the
Secretary of State for Colonial Affairs Mr. Lennox Boyd for his knowledge.
After the debate the motion was lost 4-5 with 3 abstentions.
The Member for North Windward moved the second motion in his name:
WHEREAS the Colony's votes for social welfare and reform .are of such
that social ills and dire reform cannot be tackled by this Government with
any degree of satisfaction;








AND WHnauAS there are in this Colony no reformatories or schools for
delinquents and a vast, population of illegitimate children disowned by
their fathers now being manufactured in the state without paternal sup-
'port;
AND WHEREAs there at present exists the almost unreasonable attitude
in the dispensation of the law relating to affiliation and support of children
and this attitude makes it expedient that the said law be revised, and
made practicable to suit present day problems;
AND WHEREAs this Colony's existence as a civilized state will depend
on the children today who will be the men and women of tomorrow;
BE IT RESOLVED that the law relating to affiliation and maintenance of
children be
(1) tightened, or
(2) be so dispensed with reason coinmonsense and judgment by magis-
trates to cope with the acute bastardy problems threatening our
society.
The motion was seconded by the Member for St. George who moved that
the resolve should be amended to read:
BE IT RESOLVED that the law relating to affiliation and maintenance
of children be first tightened and secondly that the Government seeks the
assistance of our various ministers of religion on the problem to do what
they pan to help in reducing bastardy and that the magistrate dispense
such matter with reason, commonsense and judgement to cope with the
acute bastardy problems threatening our society.
The amendment was seconded by the Member for Central Windward and
accepted by the mover and passed by the House. The motion as amended
was passed 9 votes to nil with three abstentions.

The Member for North Windward moved his third motion which was seconded
ed by the Member for St. George:
BE IT RESOLVED that this Council immediately improve its delaying
action in providing a hansard of the proceedings of the Legislative
Council and that the usual typewritten copies of verbatim minutes for-
merly sent to members of the Council be continued, so that speeches made
in the House be not twisted to suit the whims and fancies of the recorder
of the Council.
The motion was passed unanimously after .a debate.

The meeting adjourned at 12.25 p.m. until 2.15 p.m.
RSiSUMPTION.
Council resumed at -2.15 p.m. Members were present as in the forenoon
except the First Nominated Member, the Member for Kingstown, the Member
for Central Windward, the Secoi, nominated Member and the Third Nominated
Member, who did not return.

The Member for St. Qeorge moved the first motion in his name on the
Order Paper:








WaZmAss it has been the practice here in St. Vincent that whenever an
estate is sold out in parcels that the estate owners merely acquaint the
labourers of that estate that the estate is sold, and that they must find
somewhere to go or to live;
AND WHREAS the practice has been laid for nearly 100 years that the
estate owners prepare houses for their labourers, as an assurance of
having him compelled to work when he needed his services on his estate;
AND WHExmA he is not a tenant at will forhis window or his door is
usually taken off, if he ventures to work outside of the estate for peasant
proprietors;
AND WHE-as the wage paid by these estate owners have not been ade-
quate payment since they were always given lands for kitchen garden to
,Augment the iwges paid;
BE IT RtSOVuD that Government see to it that certain provision be
made for those labourers who have given their entire life on.these estates,
see that certain legal instrument be prepared so that these people be
prevented from becoming public charges.
-The motion was seconded by the Member for North Windward. During the
debate the mover with the consent of the seconder amended the resolve to read:
BE IT RESOLVED that Government see to it that certain provision be made
for those l bourers who had given their entire lives on the estates and
to provide legislation so that these people be prevented from becoming
public charges.
The amendment was passed by Phe House.
The motion as amended was passed nem con.

The Member for St. George moved the second motion standing in, his name:
WH~tAs the first stage of the Customs Warehouse and the Wharf
seems to be more confusing than the former primitive method of landing
consumer goods on the sea-shore;
AND WHEREAs the same spot Used for dropping goods for transfer to
warehouse storage, Is also the spot needed when landing passengers
from ship to shore and vice versa;
AND WHEREAS the first stage of the wharf would not be complete except
Government continues a sea-wall from side of wharf to the spot once
prepared as oil dump site; *
BE IT RESOLVED that Government call on the Banana and Arrowroot
Associations to contribute towards the cost of laying down this sea-wall.
The Member for South Leeward, in seconding, the motion, moved that the
resolve should be amended to read:
BE IT RESOLVED that Government call on the Kingstown Town Board, the
Banana and Arrowroot Associations to contribute towards the cost of
laying down the sea wall.
The amendment was seconded by the Member for North Windward and
accepted by the mover and passed by the House.
The amended motion was then passed 6 to nil with one abstention.








The Member for St. George, seconded by the Member for North Windward,
moved the third motion:
3. WHEREAS the feeder roads of the island are presently in a,very bad
condition, perhaps worse than they ever were for many many years;
AND WHEREAS this condition' is largely due to the constant take over of
roads, which were estate roads of the past, but those estates were within
recent years, cut up and sold out without due regard to the law which
seeks to have roads madesbefore an estate could be divided and sold out;
BE IT RESOLVED that this Government see to it that this law be enforced
in future with an aim to reduce our ever-growing road maintenance cost.

During the debate, the mover, with the consent of the seconder, amended the
motion to read:
BE IT RESOLVED that legislation be drafted to see that roads are first made
before an estate was cut up.
The amendment was passed by the House.
The motion, as amended, was carried 5-nil, with two members abstaining.


9. BILLS.
The following bills were introduced and read a first time:
The Workmen's Compensation (Amendment) Bill.
The Public Service Commission Bill.
The Crown Attorney laid on' the table the report of the Select Committee
of the House on the Summary Conviction (Praedial Larceny) Bill.
In Committee of the whole House, the report and minutes of the Select
Committee were accepted, and the suggested amendments were incorporated in
the bill. The amendments were:
Clause 2: First line-"owned" amended to "owner."
Clause 5 (1) sub paragraph (a): The words "or in or upon any plantation
or land, road or way immediately adjoining such first named planta-
tion or land" in lines 5, 6, 7, were'deleted.
Clause 8 (1) sub paragraph (b): the words "he shall when called upon
so to do by the officer in charge of the Police Station nearest to
hiaresidence present himself at such Police Station," were deleted. Sub
paragraph (c) was amended to read: "he shall not transfer his resi-
dence without a written authority of the officer in charge of such
Police Station, such authority not to be unreasonably withheld."
Sub paragraph (d): "7.30 p.m." and "5 a.m." were substituted for
"sunset" and "sunrise" respectively in line 2.
(2) Line 2: The letter and brackets "(c)" were amended to
read "(b)".
A new subceause (4) was inserted to read: "It shall be! the. duty of
any magistrate placing .a person under special police supervision
in accordance with section 7 (1) to explain to such person at the
time of such conviction, the effects of this section."








Clause 9 (1): The words "or to both such fine and such'imprisonment"
in lines 7 and 8 were deleted.
The Bill was then read a third time and passed.

The Water Distribution Bill was read a second time and in Committee of the
whole House the following amendments were made:
Clause 5: The words "with the approval of the Governor in Council" were
inserted between the words "may" and "purchase" in line 1.
In line 3 the word "likewise" was inserted between "may" and "sell".
After considering Clause 16, Council adjourned at 4.45 p.m. until 2 p.m.
on Friday 9th December.

On the adjournment the Member for North Windward drew attention to
the announcement made in the morning regarding selection of a delegate to
the London Conference on Federation, and the requirement that he should
be a member of Executive Council. The President stated that the final
election of a delegate lay with the Legislative Council, who would select whom
they thought fit whether a member of Executive Council or not, after consid-
ering any arguments put forward.

FRIDAY 9TH DECEMBER, 1955.
Council resumed at 2 p.m. The following were present:
The President,
The Honourable Crown Attorney,
The Honourable Colonial Treasurer,
The First Nominated Member,
The Member for St. -George,
The Second Nominated Member,
The Member for North Windward,
The Member for North Leeward,
The Member for South Leeward.

The President announced that he had received a communication from His
Excellency the Governor to the effect that it will not be possible before the 1st
March, 1956, to complete all the necessary arrangements following the making
of the new constitutional instruments to enable the Ministerial System to be
introduced and that the Governor therefore proposed to introduce the new
constitution in all four of the Windward Islands on 1st March, 1956.
Council continued to consider the Water Distribution Bill in Committee:
Clause 18: in line 1 of sup-clause (a), the word "general" was inserted
between "a" and "water", and the word "service" was deleted.
The word "lived"' in line 1 of sub-clause (b) was corrected to read
"levied."
Clause 19 (1): "With the approval of the Governor in Council" was inserted
between "may" and "prescribe" in line 1.
In line 8, "itself" was corrected to read "himself."
Clause 20: Sub-clause (2) paragraph (c) was deleted, and sub-paragraphs
1 and 2 of (c) were deleted.






8

Sub-clause (3): The words "or in the case referred to in paragraph
2 of subsection 2 of this section from the figures disclosed in the return
on which the current tax rolls are based as provided for in that para-
graph", were deleted.
Clause 23, sub-clause (1) : "for the Governor in Council" wasJ inserted be-
tween "and" and "to" in, line 3. The word "owner" corrected to read
"owners" in line 4.
The word "the" Immediately before the word "metered" in line 4 '
was deleted.
Sub-clause (3): "assessed and" in lines 1 and 2 were deleted.
Clause 26 (1): "in part payment" in line 6 was deleted.
Sub-clause (2) was amended to read: '"Nothing in this section shall
prejudice any of the provisions of section 27 of this ordinance."
Clause 27: was deleted, and the remaining clauses were re-numbered.
Clause 28: "together with the statutory increase (if any)" in lipe 9 was
deleted.
A new sub-clause (3) was inserted to read: "for re-establishing the
supply which has been cut off for non-payment of any rates, charge or
other sum due, the sum of $3 shall be charged."
PART V. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.
Clauses 29 and 30 were deleted.
Part VI was renumbered "Part V".
Clauses 33 and 34 were deleted.
Clause 38: In line 33 the words "or to both such imprisonment and) fine"
were deleted.
Clause 39: Figure 38 in the 6th line was corrected to read "33".
Clause 40: "38" in the fifth line was corrected to read "33".
The words "or to both such fine and imprisonment" in causes 41, 42
and 44 were deleted.
Clause 45, sub-clause 4: "section 37" was amended to read "section 32".
Clause 46: was deleted.
Part 9 was corrected to read Part 7.
Clause 48: Sub-paragraphs (k) and (1) were deleted, and the other sub-
paragraphs were renumbered.
THE SECOND SCHEDULE.
Heading: (Section 48 (3) ) amended to read (Section 42 (3) ).
Clause 4 (a): The figure "50" was changed to "25".
The Bill was then read a third time and passed.
Council adjourned at 3.30 p.m.
A. F. GILES, "
Pres8dent.

Confirmed 12th January, 1956.
A. F. GILES,
President.





















FINANCIAL
STATEMENTS.










THE TOTAL RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS


Estimated Receipts Aetial Receipts
1955. to 30. 9. 55.


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
- 8.
9.
10.
11.
12.


Import Duties
Export Duties
Excise Duties
Other Duties
Licences
Taxes
Harbour Dues
Other Fees of Court, etc.
Post Office
Electricity, Telephone, etc.
Rental and Interest
Sale of Crown Lands


Total Ordinary Revenue

EXTRAORDINARY.

11B. Loans and Advances, Repayments
18. Colonial Development & Welfare Schemes
14. Deferred Maintenance
15. Grants in Aid
15A (1). Leave Passages
15A (2). Remittances from Crown Agents


/


Total Revenue

Authorised Advances

Controller of Supplies Trading Account

Deposits, Special Funds

Deposits, Other than Special Funds

Imprest

Investments

Joint Colonial Funnd


RECBIPTO.


2,966,523












N


$
713,500
322,700
228,300
167,000
37,260
320,000
15,710
154,551
183,400
10,400
13,025
10,125

2,175,971-



149,283
278.989
32,500
329,780


2I ,9--


2,372,542

186,488

736,990

918,322

290,385

.254,822

8.257

1,094,400

5,862,206


55,109


Balance as at 1st January, 1955 brought forward


I


$
611,345
200,101
161,573
29,086
40,051
267,510
13,824
130,543
43,139
7,395
15,036
7,271 -

1,526,874



37,469
62,431
3,178
340,586
2,004
400.000


; -~i *,-T
* /'" -











FROM 1ST JANUARY TO 30TH SEPTEMBER, 1955


PAYMENTS..


1. Governor ...
2. Legislature ....
3. Administration ....
4. Agriculture ....
5.' Audit
6. Central Housing Authority ...
6A. Central Road Authority ....
6B. Central Water Authority ..:
7. Charitable ...
9. Education
11. Judicial ...
12. Labour
13. Lands and Survey
14. Legal ...
15. Medical
16. Miscellaneous ..
17. Pensions
18. Police ..
19. Port and Marine ..
20. Post Office ...
21. Prisons ...
22. Public Debt ...
23. Public Library ..
24. Public Works Department
25. Public Works Annually Recurrent ..
28. Subventions ..
30. Telephones
31. Treasury ...


Total Ordinary Expenditure


EXTRAORDINARY.

14A. Loans and Advances
8. Colonial Development and Welfare
26. Public Works Extraordinary
26A. Deferred Maintenance

Total Expenditure


Authorised Advances

Controller of Supplies Trading account

Deposits, Special Funds ,

Deposits, Other than Special Funds

Imprest

Investments

Joint Colonial Fund

Crown Agents Remittances-



Balance as at 30th September, 1955



TREASURY CHAMBERS,
ST. VINCENT,
3rd December, 1955.


Estimated Pay-
ments 1955.
$
14,208
19,920
124,615
110,251
17,005
.8,000
205,125
27,594
31,508
365,348
46,210
11,170
19,425
7,673
464,928
117,199
58,130
189,948
45,484
56,550
60,409
37,551
10,030
78,303
100,645
82,084
27,716
79,795

2,416,824



148,000
278,989
90,210
32,500

2,966,523


289,800

709,236

763,953

412.871

264,861

3,211

427,200

400,000

5,661,289

556,027

5,917.316


C. R. I. ROBINSON,
for Colonial Treasurer.


Actual Payments
to 30. 9. 55.
$
8,819
13,722
89,752
63,020
1.2,399
6,000
242,859
17,274
19,107
266,089
32,357
8,213
8,589
5,385
321,588
118,332
66,094
134,015
34,210
27,389
45 810
30,145
5,655
53,930
70.044
84.284
18,605
63,405

1,867,091



66,675
322,196
130,226
3,969

2,390,157












Statement of Assets and Liabilities of the Colony of St. Vincent as at 30th September, 1955.
-'*>


DIposits:- '
Special Funds
L'ss Investments thereon


7,347 00 Overdrafts:--
Crown Agents Joint Colonial Fnud


S1 *1954
$ c. $ c. $
518,116
... 868,073 00 !
... 728,734 00 139,339 00


...I330,400 00


00.
00


Advances
Less Deposits


other than Sp( cial Funds


$ C.
937,031 00
... 414,888 00


$ C.

1522,143 00


Loss Cash:-
Orown Agents Curr' i;t
Crown Agents Reminitances
Drafts ani Remittanc'es
Imprests
Treasury and Sob-Treasuries
Barclays Bank


General Revenue Balances:
Revenue (net) as at 30.9.55
Expenditure (nes) as at 30.9.55

Surplus as at 30.9. 55
ADD Balance as at 1. 1. 55

Less C. D. W. Deficit as at 30. 9. 5


1,314 00
462,400 00
591 00
10,039 00
46,412 00
207,710 00 728,466 00 101,934 00



2.310,111 00
2,067,962 00 I

242,149 00
298,485 00 540,634 00

5 ... 259.76t- 00 280.870 00


1. The Public Debt.(not included in .the above Liabilities) stood at $645,424.00 and the accumulated funds foi its redemption at $198,722.00 as at 30, 9 55


TREASURY CHAMBERS,
SAINT VINCENT, B.W.I.
3rd December, 1955.


C. I. ROBINSON,
for Colonial Treasurer.


258,637


252,132 00








518,116 00


Notes:-


522,143 00


J A ;-A




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