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Title: Saint Vincent government gazette
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Title: Saint Vincent government gazette
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Language: English
Creator: Saint Vincent
Publisher: G.P.O.
Place of Publication: Kingstown, St. Vincent
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Publication Date: February 7, 1956
Frequency: weekly
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Subject: Gazettes -- Periodicals -- Saint Vincent   ( lcsh )
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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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Table of Contents
    Main
        Page 31
        Page 32
        Page 33
        Page 34
        Page 35
        Page 36
    Bill: Bill for an Ordinance to amend the Promissary Oaths Act, Cap. 135
        Page A-1
        Page A-2
    Bill: Bill for an Ordinance further to amend the Interpretation Ordinance, (Cap. 72)
        Page B-1
        Page B-2
    Bill: Bill for an Ordinance further to amend the Police Ordinance 1947
        Page C-1
        Page C-2
        Page C-3
        Page C-4
        Page C-5
    Bill: Bill for an Ordinance to further and protect the activities and interests of the Girl Guides Association in the Colony
        Page D-1
        Page D-2
    Bill: Bill for an Ordinance further to amend the Kingstown Board Ordinance
        Page E-1
        Page E-2
    Bill: Bill for an Ordinance further to amend the Estate and Succession Duties Ordinance, 1939
        Page F-1
        Page F-2
        Page F-3
    Bill: Bill for an Ordinance to sanction certain payments from the Public Treasury in excess of the sums granted by the Appropriation (1954) Ordinance, 1953 (No. 3 of 1945) for the year ended 31st December, 1954 - 7th February, 1956
        Page G-1
        Page G-2
    Supplement to Gazette: Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 8th January, 1956, and Minutes of Meeting held on 12th January, 1956
        Page H-1
        Page H-2
        Page H-3
        Page H-4
    Supplement to Gazette: Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 5th January, 1956
        Page I-1
        Page I-2
    Supplement to Gazette: Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 8th January, 1956, and Minutes of Meeting held on 12th January, 1956
        Page J-1
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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT


GAZETTE


VoL. 89.] SAINT VI[NCENN'. TIUESDAY. 7 FEBRUARY. 1956.


[No 8.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES,

No. 52.
RETURN OF (iOVRI:NOR TO tGRENADA.

With reference to Govuernment N o.i(-, No. 50( of 24th Jan uary, 1956. His
Excellency Mr. COLVILLE M)NVT(GOMEInY DEVERELL, C.M.G., C.V.O.,
O.B.E., Governor and (Co inmandi r-in-( 'hie t ol tiie Wildlward Itlands, accoim-
panied by Mrs. DEVERBLL, retumi,'d to G(ren; Id ,n th 5th February, 1956.
7th February, 1956.
(A. 2/1950 III).


No. 53.
TRANSFERS AND ACTING
APPOINTMENTS.


onded for tuty at the Treasury
Depar-tment (C'stom s and Excise
BIranchl).


(l) Mr. 0. L. U'ARRAWAY
Consequent on the departur- ,0n six () (. k. Treasury DepAW
(6) months Vacation Lea ve of Mr. J. JB. (I i. Teven.ue Branch) t
CONNELL, Senior Clerk, I'reasury De- r. S. E. JOSHUA as Sen
apartment (, equia Branch) with effect \[i.r.t.J Ofaice
from 1st February, 1956, the following, \ 'at ie.
trainslers and acting apt)ointiitents ihav 7 'th Flruary. 1)t56.
boon approved iy the Administrat r :-- ('P.F's. 370. 405, 616. 344, 103).
(a) Mr. D. A. NILES, Senior (i'rk ---
ievenoe (O)fice, Suiithi, rI (rn --na- No. 54.
dines, to replace Mr. J. B. CON- HOSPITAL BOARD OF VIS
NELL, Revenue Officer, l .. Be ui
(h) Mr. H. DASILVA. Junior *'.-rk. APPOINTMENT.
Treasury Departnient (C('uitoilms
and (~exist- Bi;lch') to :lt as \V i; I c nl to Gov'e nII
Revpntie Officr. Southern G: No .3..1) (fI"1 2nd August, 1955, t
adines vice Mr. ). A. NILES. and menti ondi pdero-on has )been ap
until furtl-'r noti.-.. M. w "T, thve tv i,]tal Board
)(rs i(1r tlie !'e ::i;:!t:l r' .'I (i l
(e) Mr. S. E. JOSHIA, Sntir' -lrk. ter, of the Board :-
Magistrate's Ofifice. Io he 1 rans-
ferred to the post of S.n i,nr Ci .rk, M rs. 1'.. ,, PUNNETT.
Treasury Depair: m,'nt ([nltnil 7t,li Fie'rnlary. 1956.
Revenue Branch). and t,) bho s(- (M. 23S/P4,)).


. Senior
!imp.t (In-
to replace
ior Clerk,





ITORS.


itl, Notice
he unnder-
pointed a
of Visit-
e' current


5 A.-
















32 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY. 7 FEIlRUARY, 1956.-(No. 8).


No. 55.
VACATION LEAVE.

Mr. I. NEBLETT, Second Senior Com-
positor, Government Printing Office, for.
six (6) months, with effect from 1st
February, 1956.
(P.P. 443)
Miss MERLE DAISLEY, Junior Clerk,
Agricultural Depiartinilt. for six (6)
months with effect from 1st February.
1956.
(P.F. 498).
Mr. C. S. DACON. Assistant Mast-r.
St. Vincent Grammar School. for seven-
teen (17) weeks, with effect from 1st
February. 1956.
(P.F. 590).
Miss VALCINA BRERETON, Nurse.
Casualty Hospi':i. G-orgelown, 'for
18 wpeks with effect from 1st Februiary.
1956.
7th Fhbruairy, 1956.
(P.F. 726).


No. 56.
RESIGNATION.

Mrs. ELAINE DYER (ne6 Williams).
Senior Clerk, Education Department,
has resigned the Service with effect
from 8th January, 1956.
7th February, 1956.
(P.F. 111).


No. 57.
LAYOU TOWN BOARD.

W essrs. GEORGE OWEN WA LKER ;id
DONALD A. CAMBRIDGE were elect-(d
Members of the Boird. with effect from
30th January, 1956. vice \Messrs. HAR-
OLD HENDRTCKSON and REUBEN JEF-
FERS who h;tiv resii2otd.
7th February. 1'..


No. 58.
LEGISLATION.

The Right Honourable the Secretary
of State for the Colonies has notified that
Her Majesty the QUKEN will not lie
advised to exercise Iher power of dIis-
allowance iti respect of the fl' lowinii
Ordin.'inic of thli G. vern oent:-
No. 14 of 1955.-An ()rinanc' fur-
ther toamnd t ie Publdic Health
Ordinance, 1929.
(W. 17/1952).
7th February. 1956.


No. 59.
The nnder-mentioned Bills are pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette and
may be seen at the Government Office,
Ki ngstown Library. District Post Offices,
Police Stations, and at all Revenue
Offices:-
Bill for an Ordinance to amend the
Promissairy Oaths Act, Cap. 135.
(A. 27/1951).

Bill for an Orlinance further to
amend thi Interpretation Ordin-
S ance i( p. 72).
(J. 1/1956).

Bill for ani Ordinance further to
i ameni t ht Police Ordinance
S 1917.
(JT. ;!1;1945).

Bill for in Ordinance to further and
I protect the activity s and interests
of the Girl Guides Asssociation
in the Colony.
(W. 61/1947).
Hiil1 for an Ordinance further to
amend the Kiitngsto\ii Board
Ordinance.
( F. 2/1 943).

Bill for an Ordinance further to
amend the Estate and Succession
Duties Ordinance, 1939.
(F. 4/1955)

Bill for an Ordinance to sanction
certain payments from the Pub-
lic Trcasury in excess of the
sums granted by the Appropri-
ation (1954) Ordinance, 1953(No.
3 of 1954) for the year ended
31st December. 1954.
(F. ? 1953).
7th February, 1956.


No. 60.
BANK HOLIDAY.

By virtue of a Proclaunatitn issued
wit It the Gazette of 31st Januiry, 1956
Tuesday, 14th February, 1956, being a
Bank Holiday. all Public Offict s will eli
closed on that da \.
7th Felruary. 1956.

No. 61.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.

Copies of Minules of a Special Meet-
ing of the Legislative Council held on
the 8tIh January. 1956. and Minutes of
Meeting hehlil on 12th January, 1956,
which may Ib, seen at the Government
















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY. 7 FEBRUARY. 19N6.-(No. 8).


Office, Kingstown Liblr:try, and at all fr in-stance for tle intermniediale laye is
Revenue Offices are published with !his of elements ft r 1uit'in. pi pos.
issue of the Gazette.
C. E. A. RAWLE,
By Corn maind. Registrar of Patents.
A. L. SAMUEL, Pate,.t (llice,
Acting (ioverimeiii .S~retary. Sirt Vinci-.t.


GOVERNMENT OFFICE.
7th February, 1956.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

Junior Internal Exhibition,
Girls' Hig-h School.

The Internal Exhibition for 1955 has
been awarded to SYLVIA GREAVES.

J. M. BUCHA N.
lieadmistress.
30th Janrary, 1956.


NOTICE.

BY AUTHORITY OF THE KINGSTOWN
BOARD ORDINANCE.
Chapter 209 (Revised Edition).


28i1 h J.nmary. 1956.


SHIPPING NOTICE.

A ttelion is hirhby drltawn to Section
18 oi tile P:;ssl lgr B.,:its Regulations
19"19 rquiiriing the Mister of every pas-
senger loat t) hli d ;i Certificate of
Cm!iipeteiicy.
Vo cle:lra'inc, will Ie given a ship
\thost Master is not i; p session of the
,ricessyl\ certificate.
The Examininiu' Board will sit on lie
3rd Friday in Feliruiry. and March
19,56, and woul -be candida tes are ad-
vised to consult the P'oit Officer for
further d,-tails.
JAMES H. D. COX.
Port Officer.
19th January, 1956.


DEPARTMENT OF AGRICTJL-
ASSESSMENT LIST, 1956. TURE.

The Magistrate of the First District
will hold a Special Session AT THE COCOA SCHEME
COURT HOUSE, KINGSTOWN. on
WEDNESDAY, the 15th day of Febru- Distribution of Rooted Cuttings of
ary, 1956, at 10.00 a.m. for the purpose elected Strains of Trinidad and Grenada
of hearing any appeals of w hich ,l u e S a o p da an G956 d
of reari any appeals of whi Cacao for Planting in 1956.
notice shall have been driven against
assessment published in the Asessment .
List for 1956. it is estimated thai there will he about
400.00( rol, tei caea cutti-lg ;v illb,]e to
E. F. GLASGOW, plant ibolit 8()-1(10 ;cr( s in 1956.
Magistrate, District I. 2. Perso s desirous of oht;aiiiiin g
rooted cacn cuttin.iis froim the c(.coni
Magistrate's Office. stat ion, should a /iy o the im pro-
Kingstown, vided for that ) pi pose. el! itt, d :
31st January. 1956. Applic:'ion Formn I for Eoited
_______~____________Caeao Cuittings Pi o]'qap;< for
Distribution by the Cocoa Indus
SAINT VINCENT. iry Developimeit Scheme -,f St.
By Authority of the Patents Ordinance 3. A p plicii tn ,,rn.s .ri ,btn;lble
(Chapter 155 of the Revised Laws of Saint at th Office. Department of A~i-
Vincent, 1926). ciiture, Kin;gsown. ir frnmi :Inly f theb
--District Ag'riclultllr:l Office rs.
NOTICE is herby given tliat ain apphi- 4. Application Forms should be
cation was on the 11th day of .Jaiiiary. foivard.itI to thi, SulperiienidthI nt ,f
1956, made by FOLKE ROLAND WERN1FR Agriciturial. DepartmertofAgricunture.
WERNESKOG, of Forseruni, Swedei, fir Kinwsto vn i ti or before 29th February,
a patent in respect of an invention for 1.956.
" improvemienis in or relating to mould- 5. Applicationts for Rooted Cacao
ing straw materials." (7tltings received after the 29th Febru-
2. This invention relates generally arw?. 1956, will neither be acknowledged
to :t method of moulding straw material. nor considered.
















34 SAI T \VIN'CKNT, TUESDAY, 7 FEBRUARY, 1956-(No. 8.)


6. Roote
delivered fr
at a point a
at which th
ble at the
con vying t
expected to
port.
7. N.B.


,i (aca.o (uttings will be (vi) Authorised officers of
ee of chai ge to the applicants the Department of Agri-
s near as possible to ;he site cniuur( will make periodic
ey are to be planted, acces,-i- inspectioi- of the planted
tiam' to the motor vehicle areas ;,s often as may be
he pl int,-. Est:tes will he coonsid-erd i necessary for the
arran: e their own trall:-- purpose f observing field
conditions, the development
Th coni under h of the youngg plants, and
The conditions under -ihich . I it
roo ied cacao cu things will he e llIi it g It growers on th e
issued are as follows:-agement of the
young plants.
t1) The area selected by an 8. Applicants are ;advised to take
applicant will be inspected advantage of the information and
by an authorised officer, as guidance freely offered by their Agri-
soon as possi .i after the re- cultural officer thereby ensuring that
ceipt of the application for thcy ,iirt off correctly on the road to
the purpo ,- of determining reviv al of our Cocoa Industry.
the suitability of the site in J. M. CAVE,
regard to altitude, soil type, J. o .AV,
wid protection and o 'r 8Superintendent of Agriculture.
wind protection and other
ecological and environment- 3rd February, 1956.
al conditions. The applicant
will then be no tified whether
or not the area is approved POLICE NOTICE.
for planting coco. ----
r for tad good 1 te- The attention of owners of Refresh-
(i) If for iated good e eas- nient. Houses and Licensed Liquor Shops
ons the are-a is declared to
e ale for planting throughout the Colobiy is drawn to
lie nslnsabe for planting Section 4 of the First Schedule of the
of plants will be made lloation Shops (Houis of Opening and Employ-
he applicant. meant) (Amendmentt) Ordinatce 1942,
he applicath elated (No. 1 or 1942) as repealed and replaced
(iii) If the ara is declared b Ordinace No. 14 f 1948.
suitale, will in or the appi 2. Tuesday 14th February, 1956
officer will in iorm the apii- bintQ.
wait wittmihnitum action beinr a public holiday. Refreshment
is required f him by t he Houses and Licensed liquor shops
tlartent of A gri culture throughout the Coloni may be opened
in regar o prvii etwxeyl the lours of 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
in regard it provision of I 4 ,.
Shead shade, o and 4 p.I. to 6 p.m.
s,e a sihd i *i I 3. Every lic-oece holder who permits
shade, wind-breaks.sil con-
seiu''a tiot measures. soil pre- ;ily person other ihan ain inmate or
paration etc. The A- icul- servant on the premises to remain on his
lit'ilcsed pi( mises during any period
iural Department will ren- d pemies drng ny period
1 1a I tn will e oring wiich suchi premi 5(5 are re-
der all necessary advice :ind uin, whi ar re-
ugniancein thisconnection. quired by law to le close shall he
(v) The minimum area for guilty of in offetncc ir :d the burden of
which plant- will be issued proving that the sid p( rson was lawful-
will le that which will vl on thepremisesshall ii on the person
contain fifty (50) rooted .hrge(, atd if any person during the
i.n'ttings planted at a spacing inf- at which premis-s for the sale of
cuttings pl ited at it spacing
of 1Oft. x 10ft. or 1-2ft. x liquor are directed to he clos -d lv or in
12ft. in shigle block, the pursuanc- of the abovcnientiened Orili-
eqivalent f one-eglitnh or iance. disposes of or ,xpose, for dis-
onei-sixth 41 or ) of an pos: in t1,ose pr, mise:. ;my liquor. or
a, allows ainy liquor although purchased.
(v) The are:i to be plhntd sold or otherwise disposed of as afore-
will be 1-nnspected by an said. hefor'e the hours of closing to be
authrisd offi, r immedi- consumed (,n those or.(.nlises. or opens,
at-ly lbefor- the propose d or keeps open those premises, thp person
date of Jlivery of the shall be guilty of an offence.
plais in order to ascertain S. A. ANDERSON,
whether AIl conditions have Lt.-Col.,
been gatisf:,.ntorily fulfilled, Chirf of Polire.
and whether thet ar.a is in a Office of Chief of Police.
suitable state of preparation Police Headquarters,
for plnntiig. Kingstown.
4th February, 1956.














SAINT VINCENT. TUESDAY, 7 FEBRUARY, il.56.-(No. 8).


POLICE TRAFFIC NOTICES.

ST. VINCENT CARNIVAL.

TUESD' Y, 14TH FEBRUARY, 1956.

Permission is hereby granted by t e ('hif of Poiic permitting Bands to
perform through the Sti ets of King town1 d1i; ;g C: ;iim ] 7n uesday. 14t1
February, 1956. These Bands, however, nnst coii .irn t, a sypteni of one-wal
Traffic which has been art anged.


S. A. ANDWRSON,-Lieut.-Colonel.
Chief of Police.


25th January, 1956.


Regulations made by the Chief of Police unier Section 79 (1) of the Motor
Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance No. 20 of 1940.

VICTORIA PARK.
Between the hours of 6 a.m. and 12 noon, P]':I' S1RIA AS ,will be admit-
ted to Victoria Park through the following eetrances:-
(i, North River Road
(ii) Ro:;d to Lt-wanri
(iii) Bentinck Stre, i

MOTOR VEHICLES ENTRY Entry will be through the following
gates:-
(i) North River Road
(ii) Roa,! o iLcewaitu

MOTOR VEHICLES E.I7 : Exit will le by Bentinck Street ONLY.

ONE-WA Y TRAFFIC.
Between the hours of 12 noon andi 6 p.n:.. the following roads will be ONE-
WAY DRIVE for all VEHICLES and BANDS:-


TYRRELL Street, between the un-
named Street known as River
Roadl and Grenville Street
GRENVILLE Street, between Tyr-
roll Stroet and Halifax Street
HALIFAX Stret, between Grenville
Street and James Street
MIDDLE Street, between Shaipe
Street and the unnaired Stret
know n as River Road
RAY Street between James Str et ;n,
the unnmrned Streel klown is
River Road
Unnamin-d Street leading from Ray
StreeI to Tyrrell Streel known
River Road
HIGGINSON Street
MELVILLE Street
BRDFORD Str,.-.t
HTT.LSBORO Street
EGMONT Street. between Holifax
and Bay Streets
SOTTTFT RIVER ROAD
.TAMES Street, between Halifax :md
Ray Street


... WEST TO EAST

... WEST TO EAST

... WEST TO EAST


... EAST TO WEST


... EAST TO WEST


... SOUTH TO NORTH
... SOUTH TO NORTH
..SOTTTIH TO NORTH
SO... UTI TO NORTH
... NORTH TO SOUTH

... NORTH TO SOUTH
... NORTH TO SOUTH

... NORTH TO SOUTH


Police are under directions to enforce the-, Reptlations during tlie time
they apply.

S. A. A TDERSON.-Liet.-Coloflel.
(Chi'f of Polire.
25th January, 1956.














36 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 7 JANUARY, 1956.-(No. S).


TREASURY NOTICE.

In accordance with Section 49 of the Land and House Tax Ordinance, Cap.
194. as amended by Ordinance No. 12 of 1954, it is hereby notified that the
undermentioned properties which were sold for arrears of Taxes on the 1st and
8th December, 1955, will vest absolutely in the purchasers' names unless the
owner or any other person or persons having an interest in the properties sold,
pay into the Treasury the said PURCHASE PRICE PLUS TEN PERCENTUM
thereof, before the expiration of THREE (3) MONTHS from date of sale.

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


Treasury Chambers,
St. Vincent.
16th January, 1956.

Name of Owner
or Occupier


Alexander, Gabriel
Anderson, R. M.
DuSantos, Leon
Jacksonl, John
McDowtill. James
Robertson. Cl, mnent
Ryan, Harold
Waldron, James


York, George Hrs.


Situation of
Property

DISTRICT I.
Victoria Village
Retreat Lauders
Mt. Pleasant
Belair
Mt. pleasant
Hawks Mt.
Arnos Vale
Victoria Village

DISTRICT II.
Questell 's


Description of
Properly


1 House spot
2 acres
1 ac. 1 ro. 9 po.
1 House
1 ac. 3 ro. 16 po.
5 acres
1 House spot
16 poles


2 ac. I ro. 4 po.


BYE-ELECTION NOTICE.


BARROUALLIE TOWN BOARD.

Notice is hei eby given that in accord-
ance with Section 25 of the Local
Government Ordinance, No. 17 of 1951
the Clerk will be in attendance at the
Warden's Oflice on Monday 13lh Feb-
ruary. 1956. between the hours :f 10.00
a.m. and 2.(00 p.m. for the ;urpose of
receiving nomini;tionis it, fill the sieat


of one Elected Memlier of the Barrou-
allie Town Board which has become
vacant, ly thie resignation of Mr. Alwyn
Mandcville.
2. Should a Poll be required, it will
be take at th, Warden's Office on Mon-
day, 20Mli February. 1956 from 9.00
a.m. to 12 noion. awnd from 1.00 p.m.
to 5.00 p.m.

GERALD DICKSON,
Clerk and Returning Officer.
24th January. 1956.


Date of
Sale


1. 12. 55
8.12.55
1. 12. 55
8. 12. 55
8.12.55
8. 12. 55
1. 12. 55
1.12. 55


6. 12. 55


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT FL/.NTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price: 24 cents. 1



















SAINT VINCENT.

No. of 1956.







BILL FOR

AN ORDINANCE to amend, the Promissory Oaths Act, Cap. 135.

1 ]


Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Promissory Oaths
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1956, and shall be read as one with
the Promissory Oaths Act (hereinafter referred to as the princi-
pal Ordinance) and all .amendments thereto.

2. Section 6 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
(a) by re-numbering the said section as "6 (1)"; and
(b) by adding the following new subsection:
"(2) Every person appointed or called upon to exercise
the functions of Clerk of the Executive Council shall before
entering upon the duties of his office take the oath set out
as Form 5 in Schedule A to this Ordinance."

3. Schedule A to the principal Ordinance is hereby amend-
ed as follows:-
(a) by deleting Form 4 appearing therein and substi-
tuting therefore the following:-
"FORM OF OATH OF EXECUTIVE COUNCILLOR.
I,................................ .............. ....................................................... b ein g ch osen an d
admitted of Her Majesty's Executive Council in this Colony
do swear that I will, to the best of my judgment, at all


Short title.

Cap. 135.


Section 6 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.





Schedule A to
principal
Ordinance
amended.








No. Promissory Oaths (Amendment) 1956.


times when thereto required, freely give my counsel and
advice to the Governor for the good management of the
public affairs of the Colony, and that except with the author-
ity of the Governor, I will not directly or indirectly reveal
the business or proceedings of the Executive Council or the
nature or contents of any document communicated to me
,as a Member of the Council or any matter coming to my
knowledge in my capacity as a Member of the Council, and
that in all things I will be a true and faithful Councillor.
SO HELP ME GOD."
(b) by adding the following new Form as Form 5:--
"5. FORM OF OATH OF CLERK OF THE EXECUTIVE
COUNCIL.
I ...................................................................................................... b ein g called u p on to
exercise the functions of Clerk of Her Majesty's Executive
Council in Saint Vincent, do swear that except with the
authority of the Governor, I will not directly or indirectly
reveal the business or proceedings of the Executive Council
or the nature or contents of any document communicated
to me as Clerk of the -Council or any matter coming to my
knowledge in my capacity as Clerk of the Council.
SO HELP ME GOD."

Schedule B 4. Schedule B to the principal Ordinance is hereby amend-
to principal ed by inserting after the words "The Treasurer" the following:-
Ordinance "Ministers of the Government."
amended.

Passed the Legislative Council this day of 1956.

Acting Clerk, Legislative Council.
(A. 27/1951.)
OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The objects of this Bill are-
(a) to enlarge the wording of the Oaths of a Member of the Executive
Council;
(b) to provide an oath to be taken by the Clerk of the Executive Council; and
(c) to provide that Ministers of the Government should take an oath of
office. B. F. DIAS,
Acting Crown Attorney.
Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
19th January. 1956.





















SAINT VINCENT.,

No. of 1956.





BILL FOR

AN ORDINANCE further to amend the Interpretation Ordinance
(Cap. 72).



Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Interpretation
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1956, and shall be read as one with the
Interpretation Ordinance (hereinafter referred to as the prin-
cipal Ordinance) and all amendments thereto.

2. Paragraph (e) of Section 2 of the principal Ordinance
is hereby repealed and replaced by the following:-
"(e) "Governor in Council" means, save as otherwise
provided by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the
United Kingdom, by any Order of Her Majesty in Council
or by Instructions under the Royal Sign Manual and Signet,
the Governor acting with the advice of the Executive Coun-
cil, and, to such extent as may be provided by any such
Letters Patent, Order of Her Majesty in Council or Instruc-
tions, in accordance with that advice, but not necessarily in
such Council assembled." 4


Passed the Legislative Council this


Short title.

Cap. 72.


Amendment of
section 2 of
principal
Ordinance.
4


day of


Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.


(J. 1/1956.)








Interpretation (Amendment).


1956.


'OBJECTS AND REASONS.


The object of this Bill is to amend the definition of "Governor in Council"
by providing that the Governor may obtain the advice of the Members of the
Executive Council without calling a meeting of the Council.
calling a meeting of the Council.

B. F. DIAS,
Acting Crown Attorney.

Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
18th January, 1956.



















SAINT VINCENT.

No. of 1956.







BILL FOR

AN ORDINANCE further to amend the Police Ordinance, 1947.

c rf


Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Police (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1956, and shall be read as one with the Police Ordin-
ance, 1947, (hereinafter referred to as the principal Ordinance)
and ,all amendments thereto.

2. (1) Subsection (2) of section 46 of the principal Ordin-
ance as amended by section 10 of the Police (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1951, is hereby further amended by deleting the
words "subsection (4) of this section" appearing in lines one
and two thereof and substituting therefore the following words
"the following section".
(2) Subsection (4) of section 46 of the principal Ordin-
ance is hereby repealed.

3. After section 46 of the principal Ordinance as amended,
there shall be added the following new section:-


"Pensions
to depen-
dants when
an officer
is killed
on duty.


46 A. (1) Where a non-commissioned officer or
constable of the Police Force dies within seven years
as a result of injuries received-
(a) in the actual discharge of his duty, and
(b) without his own default. and


Short title.

No. 48 of 1947.


Section 46 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.
No. 32 of 1951.




Addition of
new section to
principal
Ordinance.










Police (Amendment).


(c) on account of circumstances specifically attri-
buted to the nature of his duty, while in the
service of the Government of the Colony, it
shall be lawful for the Governor in Council to
grant, in addition to the grant, if any, made to
his legal personal representative under section
46 (2) of this Ordinance-
(i) if the deceased non-commissioned officer
or constable leaves a widow, a pension to
her, while unmarried and of good charac-
ter at a rate not exceeding ten-sixtieths
of his annual rate of pay at the date of
the injury, or seventy-two dollars a year,
whichever is the greater;
(ii) if the deceased non-commisioned officer
or constable leaves a widow to whom a
pension is granted under the preceding
paragraph and a child or children, a pen-
sion in respect of each child, until such
child attains the age of 18 years, of an
amount not exceeding one-eighth of the
, pension prescribed under the preceding
paragraph;
(iii) if the deceased non-commissioned officer
or constable leaves a child or children,
but does not leave a widow, or no pension
is granted to the widow, a pension in
respect of each child, until such child
attains the age of 18 years, of double the
amount prescribed by the preceding para-
graph;
(iv) if the deceased non-commissioned officer
or constable leaves a child or children
and a widow to whom a pension is granted
under paragraph (ii of this subsection,
and the widow subsequently dies, a pen-
sion in respect of each child as from the
date of the death of the widow until such
child attains the age of 18 years, of double
the amount prescribed in paragraph (ii)
of this subsection;
(v> if the deceased non-commissioned officer
or constable does not leave a widow, or if
no pension is granted to his widow, and
if his mother was wholly or mainly de-
pendent on him for her support, a pen-
sion to the mother while of good charac-
ter and without adequate means of
support, of an amount not exceeding the


1956.









No. Police (Amendment). 1956.


pension which might have been granted
to his widow;
(vi) if the deceased non-commissioned officer
or constable does not leave a widow or
mother, or if no pension is granted to his
widow or mother, and if his father was
wholly or mainly dependent on him for
his support, a pension to the father, while
of good character, of an amount not
exceeding the pension which might have
been granted to his widow;
(vii) if the deceased non-commissioned officer
or constable does not leave a child or
children who is or are eligible for a pen-
sion under the provisions of this section,
and, if .any brother or sister was wholly or
mainly dependent on him, for support, a
pension in respect of any such brother or
sister of the same amount and subject
to the same conditions as the pension
which might have been granted in respect
of a child under paragraphs (ii), (iii) and
(iv) of this subsection:
Provided that-
(a) pension shall not be payable under
this subsection at any time in re-
spect of more than six children or
in respect of a legitimate child born
later than nine months after the
date of the injury;
(b) in the case of -a pension granted
under paragraph (v) of this sub-
section, if the mother is a widow at
the time of the grant of the pension
and subsequently remarries such
pension shall cease as from the
date of remarriage;
(c) a pension granted to a female child
under this section shall cease upon
marriage of such child under the
-ge of 18 years;
(d) in the case of a pension granted
under paragraph (v), (vi) or (vii)
of this sub-section, if it appears to
the Secretary of State at any time
that .the mother or father, or any
brother or sister is adequately pro-
vided with other means of support,








No. Police (Amendment). 1956.


such pension shall cease as from
such date as the Secretary of State
may determine.
(2) For the purposes of this section, the fol-
lowing words have in relation to a deceased non-com-
missioned officer or constable the meanings respec-
tively assigned to them:-
(a) "brother" includes every male child
of his father or of his mother;
(b) "child" includes-
(i) a posthumus child;
(ii) a step-child or illegitimate child
born before the date of the
injury and wholly or mainly de-
pendent upon him for support;
and
(iii) an adopted child, adopted in a
manner recognized by law, be-
fore the date of the injury, and
dependent as aforesaid;
(c) fatherk includes his step-father and
person by whom he has been adopted;
(d) "mother" includes his step-mother
and a female person by whom
he has been adopted;
(e) "sister" includes every female child
of his father or of his mother.
(3) If a non-commissioned officer or constable
proceeding by a route approved by the Governor to
or from the Colony at the commencement or termin-
ation of his service therein, or of .a period of leave
therefrom, dies as the result of damage to the vessel,
aircraft or vehicle in which he is travelling, or of any
act of violence directed against such vessel, aircraft
or vehicle, and the Governor is satisfied that such
damage or act is attributable to circumstances arising
out of any war in which Her Majesty may be engaged,
such non-commissioned officer or constable shall be
deemed, for the purpose of this section, to have died
in the circumstances described in subsection (1) of
this section:
Provided that this subsection shall not
apply in the case of a non-commissioned officer or
constable who is eligible to receive an award under
subsection (4) of this section.
(4) A non-commissioned officer or constable
who dies as a result of injuries received while travel-








No. Police (Amendment). 1956.


ling by air in pursuance of official instructions shall
be deemed to have died in the actual discharge of his
duty and on account of circumstances specifically
attributable to the nature of his injuries; and if his
injuries were not also due to his own default the rates
of pension prescribed in paragraphs (i) and (ii) of
subsection (1) of this section shall be fifteen sixtieths
and one-sixth respectively.

4. This Ordinance shall be deemed to have come into force Commence-
on the 1st day of December, 1954. ment.


Passed the Legislative Council this day of 1956.



Acting Clerk, Legislative Council.
(J. 33/1945.)

OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The object of this Bill is to put members of the Police Force in the same
position as other civil servants as regards pensions and gratuities.
2. The Secretary of State has already given his approval to the Bill.

B. F. DIAS,
Acting Crown Attorney
Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
17th October, 1955.





















SAINT VINCENT.

No. of 1956.







BILL FOR

AN ORDINANCE to further and protect the activities and
interests of the Girl Guides Association in the Colony.


Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Girl Guides Associa-
tion Ordinance, 1956.

2. In this Ordinance-
"Association" means the Girl Guides Association incor-
porated under the Royal Charter on the 14th day
of December, 1922.
"Girl Guide" means a Girl Guide- recognized as such
under the constitution, byelaws, or rules of the
Association, and includes also all officers of the
Association.

3. It shall not be lawful for any person, not being by the
byelaws or rules of the Association duly authorised and entitled
so to do, publicly to wear, carry or bear any uniform, badge, token
or emblem (which under the said byelaws or rules is specially
adopted for use under the authority of the Association) in such
style or manner as to convey an impression that such person
is, under the said byelaws or rules, entitled so to wear, carry or
bear such uniform, badge, token or emblem.


Short title.


Interpretation








Restriction on
use of uniform
etc., of Girl
Guide
Association.








Girl Guides Association.


Personation by
Girl Guide of
person em-
ployed in the
Public Service.

No person
falsely to claim
connection with
Girl Guides
Association.





Penalties.


Any person who publicly wears, carries or bears any uni-
form, badge, token or emblem in contravention of the provisions
of this section shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordin-
ance.

4. No Girl Guide shall assume the authority, exercise the
powers or perform the duties of any person employed in the
public service unless she has been lawfully authorized to do so.
Any Girl Guide who contravenes any of the provisions of this
section shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance.

5. It shall not be lawful for any person to form, organize
or work in connection with or be concerned in forming or organ-
izing any corps or body which, without due authority granted
under the Royal Charter of the Association, claim or purport to
be Girl Guides or otherwise to be connected with the Association,
or which hold themselves out as, or pass themselves off as, Girl
Guides or as otherwise connected with the Association.
Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this
section shall be guilty of an offence under this Ordinance.

C. Any person guilty of an offence under this Ordinance
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding
twenty-five dollars or to impnrisonmen,, for a term not exceeding
one month.


Passed the Legislative Council this


day of


1956.


Acting Clerk. Legislative Council.


(W. 61/1947.)


OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The object of this Bill is to place the Girl Guides Association on the same
footing as that of the Boy Scouts Association, to further and protect the activities
and interests of the Association.

B. F. DIAS,
Acting Crown Attorney.
Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
ll1th July, 1955.


1956.




















SAINT VINCENT.

No. of 1956.







BILL FOR

AN ORDINANCE further to amend the Kingstown Board Ordin-
ance.

[ ]

Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Kingstown Board
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1956, and shall be read as one with
the Kingstown Board Ordinance (hereinafter referred to as the
principal Ordinance) and all amendments thereto.

2. After section 14 of the principal Ordinance, the follow-
ing new section shall be added:-


Submis-
sion of
Board
Estimates
for
approval
of
Governor
in Council.


Short title.

Cap. 209.


New section
added after
section 14.


"14 A. (1) In the month of August in each
year, the Board shall submit for approval to the
Governor in Council an annual estimate compris-
ing and classifying the anticipated revenue and
expenditure of the Board, calculated in respect of
the financial year commencing on the first day of
January then next ensuing, which estimate shall
be referred to as the Board Estimates.


(2) The Board Estimate shall be in such
Form .as may be prescribed by the Governor in Council.









No. Kingstown Board (Amendment). 1956.


(3) The Board Estimates shall, unless dis-
allowed by the Governor in Council, be binding in
their details upon the Board; subject nevertheless to
any addition, revote or transfer agreed to by resolution
of the Board subsequent to such approval, which
shall have been further approved by the Governor in
Council.

Section 40 A of 3. Section 40 A of the principal Ordinance as added by
principal Ordinance No. 2 of 1948 is hereby amended by the deletion of
Ordinance the fullstop at the end thereof and the addition thereto of the
amended, following:-

"with the approval of the Governor in Council."



Passed the Legislative Council this day of 1956.


Acting Clerk, Legislative Council.

OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The object of this Bill is to make it obligatory on the Board to submit its
yearly Estimates for the approval of the Governo-, in Council.
The paying of. salaries to member:;; of the Eoard is also made subject to the
approval of the Governor in Council.
B. F. DIAS,
Acting Crown Attorney.

Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
3rd August, 1955.




















SAINT VINCENT.

No. of 1956:







BILL FOR

AN ORDINANCE further to amend the Estate and Succession
Duties Ordinance, 1939.



Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Estate and Succes-
sion Duties (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956, .and shall be read as
one with the Estate and Succession Duties Ordinance, 1939,
(hereinafter referred to as the principal Ordinance) and all
amendments thereto.

2. Section 11 of the principal Ordinance is hereby repealed
and replaced as follows:-


Property given
for public
purposes.


Short title.

No. 6 of 1939.


Section 11 of
principal
4O1rdinance
repealed and
replaced.


"11. (1) No estate duty shall be payable on
any interest or property given either inter
vivos or by will in any of the following cir-
cumstances, that is to say-
(a) in support of any body of persons or
trust established within the Colony
exclusively-
(i) for charitable, religious, educational
or scientific purposes of a public na-
ture within the Colony, or









Estate and Succession Duties (Amendment).


Schedule B of
principal
Ordinance
further
amended.
No. 17 of 1948.


(ii) for charitable, religious, educational
or scientific purposes of a public na-
ture which, being without the Colony,
are approved by the Governor in
Council for the purposes of this sec-
tion;
i b) for charitable, religious, educational
or scientific purposes of public nature
within the Colony or for such
purposes which, being without the
Colony, are approved by the Governor
in Council for the purpose of this
section:
Provided always that bona fide posses-
sion and enjoyment by the donee or
legatee shall have been or shall be assumed
immediately upon payment of the legacy or
receipt of the gift and thereafter retained to
the entire exclusion of any benefit to any
relative of the donor or testator by contract
or otherwise.

(2) For the purposes of this section the
expression "body of persons" means any body
politic, corporate or collegiate and any com-
pany, fraternity, fellowship and society of
persons whether corporate or not corporate."

3. Schedule B of the principal Ordinance as amended by
the Estate and Succession Duties (Amendment) Ordinance, 1948,
is hereby further amended by deleting paragraph (3) thereof
appearing under the head "Exemptions" and substituting there-
for the following new paragraph-
"(3) No succession duty shall be payable in respect of
any interest or property given either inter vivos or by will
in any of the circumstances mentioned in section 11 of this
Ordinance."


Passed the Legislative Council this


day of


1956.


Acting Clerk, Legislative Council.


(F. 4/1955.)


1956.









No. Estate and Succession Duties (Amendment). 1956.


OBJECTS AND REASONS.


The oject of this Bill is to exempt from Estate and Succession Duties all
gifts inter vivos and bequests given for charitable, religious, educational or
scientific purposes of a public nature.

2. This measure has the prior approval of the Secretary of State for the
Colonies as expressed in his Windward Islands Savingram, No. 202 of 18th May,
1955.

B. F. DIAS,
Acting Crown Attorney.

Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
28th July, 1955.



















SAINT VINCENT.

No. of 1956.









BILL FOR

AN ORDINANCE to sanction certain payments from the Public
Treasury in excess of the sums granted by the Appropriation
(1954) Ordinance, 1953 (No. 3 of 154) for the year ended
31st December, 1954.


Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Supplementary
Appropriation (1954) Ordinance, 1956.

2. The sums set forth in the Schedule hereto amounting
to three hundred and sixty-four thousand eight hundred and
sixty-eight dollars and twenty-two cents .and drawn from the
Public Treasury for the service of the Colony for the year ended
the thirty-first day of December one thousand nine hundred and
fifty-four under the Warrant of the Governor, in addition to the
sums granted by the Appropriation (1954) Ordinance, 1953, are
declared to have been lawfully expended for the services men-
tioned in the said Schedule.


Short title.


Legislation of
Expenditure in
excess of
Appropriation.



No. 3 of 1954.












Supplementary Appropriation (1954),


SCHEDULE.


Legislature ....
Central Road Authority
Charitable
Colonial Development &
Judicial ......
Miscellaneous
Pensions ...... ......
Port and Marine
Prisons ..... ...... ....
Public Debt ...... .....


We


Public Works Annually Recu
Public Works Extraordinary.
Deferred Maintenance
Telephones


..... .. . ...
...... .... ...
...... .. .. .. .
lf are ...... ......
... ...... ..
......... ....


...... .... ...
...... ...... ......
...... ..... I
r e t...... ...
.... ...... ......


Passed the Legislative Council this


day of


Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.
*


(F. 2/1953.)


OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The object of this Bill is to sanction certain payments from the Public Trea-
sury in excess of the sums granted by the Appropriation (1954) Ordinance, 1953
(No. 3 of 1954) for the year ended 31st December, 1954.

B. F. DIAS,
Acting Crown Attorney.


Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
17th January, 1956.


Head


Service


--ALmount1


2
6A
7
8
11
16
1-7
19
21
22
25
26
26A
30


$ 0
$ 3,644.59
39,758.53
1,065.32
194,049.04
259.25
40,940.77
6,618.02
321.90
76.36
11,644'.27
23,608.8.4
10,426.9'
32,282.53
171.88

$364,868.22


1956,










MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HELD AT THE
COUNCIL CHAMBER, KINGSTOWN, ON THURSDAY, 12TH JANUARY, 1956,
AT 10.00 A.M.


PRESENT:

His Honour A. F. GILES, Administrator, President,
The Honourable A. F. GLASGOW, Acting Crown Attorney,
P. R. ELLS. Colonial Treasurer,
,, ,, E. A. C. HUGHES, First Nominated Member,
,, ,, R. E. BAYNES, Member for Kingstown,
,, ,, G. H. CHARLES, Member for Central Windward,
,, A. C. CYRUS, Second Nominated Member,
,, ,, E. T. JOSHUA, Memebr for North Windward,
,, ,, S. E. SLATER, Member for North Leeward,
,, L. C. LATHAM, Member for South Windward,
,, ,, H. F. YOUNG, Member for South Leeward,
. A. B. C. Dos SANTOS, Third Nominated Member.

ABSENT:
The Honourable J. A. BAYNES, Member for St. George (Out of the Colony).


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

2. MINUTES.
The Minutes of the meeting held on 8th December, 1955, copies of which
were circulated, were taken as read and were confirmed.

3. ANNOUNCEMENTS.
There were no announcements.

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

5. NOTICES OF QUESTIONS.
No notices of questions were presented.

6. PETITIONS.
There were no petitions presented.

7. PAPERS.
The Crown Attorney laid the following papers on the table.
Council Paper No. 50 of 1955: Report of the Labour Department for the year
1954.










8. QUESTIONS.

The Member for South Windward asked the following questions standing
in his name:

1. Could the Administration inform this House whether the circulating
rumour that the payment of a sum of $2,496 made to the Assistant Admin-
istrator 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
enables an officer of the Civil Service to get eight months vacation leavp
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?
i. If the answer to 4 is in the affirmative,
Will the Administration state the houses which contain a supply
of' Governme.t Furniture and the list of Iurniture in each of these houses?
6. Will Government please static under whose control do these furni-
ture lall; and whether an inventor%, is done when one officer gives up the
House he occupied?

The President replied as follows:
1. Mr. 0. R. Kelsick, Assistant Administrator and Establishment Officer,
was granted Leave Passages for himself .and his wife and was paid the
amount involved in accordance with the then accepted local policy and
regulations in order that he might apply savings towards the passages of
his children.
2. The reply in this case is in the affirmative in accordance with the
reply to the first question.
2. Colonial Regulation No. 82 states That the Leave of Absence of
Officers shall be governed by rules of local application' as directed by
the Secretary of State. In the case of St. Vincent, leave of absence is
governed by General Orders. General Orders dealing with Vacation Leave
to Pensionable Officers are Nos. 157, 164 and 166. No Officer can be
granted 8 months' Vacation Leave for a period of 2 years' service unless
General Orders Nos. 164 and 166 apply to him as they do in the case of
Mr. Kelsick. Mr. Kelsick was due over 7 months' leave in October, 1953,
but, owing to the exigencies of the Service, he was only allowed to take
a three months' holiday.
4. Tte reply is in the affirmative.
5. The Richmond Hill bungalow (recently occupied by the Assistant
Adminisratori, The Pavilion, occupied by the Chief of Police, and the
rented premises not owned by Government, recently occupied by the











Colonial Treasurer. Government owns furniture in each house, as is set
forth in the three lists with which I am supplying the Honourable Mem-
ber in writing.
6. The Public Works Department. Inventories are taken, and will
continue to be taken, once in each year, and also on each occasion when
the premises are vacated by or .allotted to, an officer. In the case of
privately owned, houses, Government furniture will be taken into stock E
by the P.W.D. whenever an Officer vacates, and re-issued as occasion de-
mands. All such furniture has been marked.

BILLS.
The following Bills were introduced and read a first time:
The Excise (Amendment) Bill.
The British Caribbean Shipping (Agreement) Bill.
The Sugar Export Cess (Amendment) Bill.
The Jury (Amendment) Bill.

Second Reading.
The President introduced a certificate of urgency in respect of the Excise
(Amendment) Bill in order to permit the Bill to be taken through all its stages
at the meeting. The Bill was then read a second time.
During the debate of the Bill. the Member for 'North Windward stated that
whenever a Bill was to be accompanied by a certificate of urgency, due notifica-
tion should be given to the Members of Council. The President gave an assurance
that in future, whenever it became known that a certificate of urgency was to
be attached to a Bill, Members would be duly informed. The Bill passed the
committee stage without amendment and was read ,a third time and passed.
The Workmen's Compensation (Amendment) Bill was read a second time.
In committee of the whole House it was agreed that consideration of the
Bill should be deferred for the next meeting of Council.
The Public Service Commission Bill was then read a second time. At the
Committee stage, the following amendments were made:
Clause 1-The date "1955" was changed to "1956".
Clause 2-Inverted commas were placed after "Officer" in the second line.
"Public Officer" in line 4 was corrected to "public officer".
Clause 5 -(1) Line 4: Inverted commas were placed after the word
"Commission".

Sub-clause 3 was amended to read: "No person shall be appointed
as, or shall remain, a member of. the Commission if he is a, member
of the Legislative or Executive Councils of the Colony."

Clause 6-(1) The word "his" in line 7 was corrected to "this".
Clause 7 (b) : A semi-colon was inserted after the word "Committee".
The Bill was then read a third time-and passed.








4

ADJOURNMENT.
On the motion for adjournment, the Member for South Leeward impressed
on the Administration the necessity of setting up a Farm School.

The Member for North Windward spoke on the lack of vital amenities in*
North Windward and the high incidence of soil erosion in the area. He also
spoke on the dispossessing of peasants of rented lands by estate owners for the
purpose of planting bananas. He also criticised Council Paper No. 50 of 1955,
the Report of the Labour Department for the year 1954.

The Member for South Windward spoke on, the replies which were given to
his questions.

The meeting adjourned at 11.35 a.m.

A. F. GILES,
President.


Confirmed this 2nd day of February, 1956.

A. F. GILES,
President.








1

MINUTES OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HELD
AT #HE COUNCIL CHAMBER ON THURSDAY, 5TH JANUARY, 1956,
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,
. 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,
H. F. YOUNG, Member for South Leeward,
A. B. DOS SANTOS, Third Nominated Member.

ABSENT:
The Honourable C. L. TANNIS, Member for the Grenadines,
L. C. LATHAM, Member for South Windward.

1. P7ZAYERS.
The Meeting was opened with the reading of prayers by the President.

2. ANNOJNZEMENTS.
The President made the following announcement:
Honourable Members, this Special Meeting of Council has been called
for the sole purpose of electing a Delegate to the Federation Conference
to be held in London next month. I need only repeat what I said before,
that it remains Government's view chat as the Delegate is to be a pleni-
potentiary and must therefore Le able to say yes or no in London, without
referring back to St. Vincent, it would be more suitable if he were a
Member of the Executive Council. It is, however, entirely for Council
to choose whom they think best, and Honourable Members are aware of
the arguments on both sides.
The only other point which I have to add is to say that from all avail-
able information it appears likely that the Delegate will have returned
to St. Vincent before Election takes place for Members of the new Execu-
tive Council under the New Constitution.
The' House will now proceed to the Election.

ELECTION OF DELEGATE TO THE FEDERATION CONFERENCE To BE HELD IN THE
UNITED KINGDOM, IN FEBRUARY.
Before the election of the Delegate, the Member for Kingstown suggested










that consideration should be given to the sending of three delegates of which
at least one should be chosen from outside the Council. The Member ior North
Windward objected to sending a delegate who is not a Member of the Legislative
Council. The Council then proceeded to elect the delegate by secret ballot. The
votes cast were as follows:

Honourable J. A. Baynes 8 votes
,, E. T. Joshua 1 vote.
There were two blank votes. The Honourable J. A. Baynes was duly elected
this Colony's Delegate.

ELECTION OF AN ADVISER.
The President informed Council that in his opinion the Honourable Keith
Alleyne, with the consent of the Governor, should attend the conference as
Adviser to the St. Vincent Delegate, and possibly acting also as Observer for
the Windward Islands, failing which the Honourable B. F. Dias should attend
as Adviser from St. Vincent. During discussion of the proposal some Members
objected to sending of Mr. Alleyne, as he was not at present employed in the
Colony.

The Member for North Leeward then moved that one Adviser should be sent
with the Delegate from St. Vincent. This motion was seconded by the First
Nominated Member. The Member for South Leeward, seconded by the Member
for Central Windward, moved that two Advisers should be sent with the St.
Vincent Delegate. On the vote, the motions .tied 4:4 and the President gave his
casting vote in favour of the first motion. Council then proceeded to elect an
Adviser by secret ballot.

Result of the voting was:
Honourable G. H. Charles ...... 2 votes
,, B. F. Dias ...... 4 votes
,, E. T. Joshua ...... 2 votes
,, A. C. Cyrus ...... 1 vote
,, H. F. Young ...... 1 vote.

There was one blank vote. The Honourable B. F. Dias was duly elected Adviser
to the St. Vincent Delegate.

The Meeting was then adjourned at 10.45 a.m.
A. F. GILES,
President.


Confirmed this 2nd day of February, 1956.


A. F. GILES,
President.






Publications Not Available

Saint Vincent government
gazette

v. 89 no. 8

Supplement: Minutes of a Special
meeting of the Legislative Council held
on the 8th January, 1956, and Minutes of
Meeting held on 12th January, 1956




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