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    Ordinance No. 4 of 1956: An Ordinance to ratify the Agreement of the First day of November, 1954, entered into between the Governments of certain Caribbean Territories and the West Indies Navigation Company Limited
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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE


published b g uthorilt. -,


Voi.. 89.] SAINT VINCENT. TUESDAY, 6 MARCH. 1956. [No 13.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES,

No. 73.
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETING.

It is notified for general information that there will be a meeting of the
Legislative Council at the Council Chamber, Kingstown, on Thursday, 8th
March, 1966, at 10.CO0 a.m.
The Order of the Day of this meeting is published with this issue,of the
Gazette.
A cordial invitation to attend is extended to the general public.
28th February, 1956.
(A. 1/1949 II.)

No. 84. No. 85.
APPOINTMENTS.
SALARIES REVISION, WINDWARD APPOINTMENTS.
ISLANDS; : ,
MARRIAGE OFFICER.
His Excellency the'Gbtvtrmor of the The Reverend LESLIE ALWILL TODD
Windward Islands. wifh'the approval .1 has been appointed a Marriage Officer of
the Secretary of State' for the Colonim th,- Colony with effect from 6th March,
has instructed the 'Financiitl and Eco- 195t;.
n'mic Adviser )f tihe Windwird'Islands.
Mr. D. KIRKNlta's, to carry out an in- til March, 1956.
dependent investigation int(, the ri< (J. 22/i l).
of the Cost of Living i in each of tllhe
Windward Islands smice te. HIodgini, No. 86.
Report. with a view to determiinin OFFICIAL ATTESTOR.
whether there ivas any jistificetion ior-
a revision of salaries of Civil Servaintl i' li, eve\,renid LESLIE ALWILL TODD
as envisaged ini paragrapli 21 of tihe ha;s ben appointed an Official Attestor
Hodgens Report. with effect from 6th March, 1956.
6th March, 1956. 6ti March 1956.
(C. 811955). ( A. 5/1949)








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56 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 6 MARCH, 1956.-(No. 13).


No. 87.
BOARD OF EDUCATION.

With reference to Government Notice
No. 74 of 28th February, 1956, the un-
dermentioned person has been appoint-
ed a Member of the Board of Education
under the Education Ordinance, 1937,
for a period of one year with effect from
5th February, 1956 :-
The Headmaster, Grammar School.
6th March, 1956.
(E. 3/1948).

No. 88.
TRANSFER.

His Excellency the Governor has ap-
proved the transfer of Captain A. G. W.
COUSINS, Assistant Superintendent of
Police, St. Vincent, to the post of Assis-
tant Superintendent of Police, Grenada.
Captain COUSINS is expected to as-
sume duty in Grenada on or about 1st
April, 1956.
6th March, 1956.
(P.F. 689).

No. 89.
LEGISLATION.

The undermentioned Ordinances
which have been assented by the Gov-
ernor's Deputy is published for general
information:-
No. 3 of 1956.-An Ordinance to
amend the Banana Growers Asso-
ciation Ordinance, 1954.
(B. 32/1950 (D) ).

No. 4 of 1956.-An Ordinance to
ratify the Agreement of the
First day of November, 1954,
entered into between the Gov-'
ernments of certain Caribbean
Territories and the West Indies
Navigation C,'in iny Limitedl.
(S. 15/1945 II).
6th March, 1956.

No. 90.
The following Document is published
with this issue of the Gazette:-
S.R.. & 0. No. 7.-Thel Legislative
Council (Amendment) Riles,
1956.
(J. 5311939 II)
6th March, 1956.


No. 83.


inica, Windward Islands. Particulars
of the post are as follows:-
Appointment: The appointment will
be for a period of three years, ter-
minable by three months notice
on either side. The post is not
pensionable. Pension contribu-
tion will be paid in the event of
secondment.
Salary: The salary is at the rate of
$7,200 (1,500) per annum.
Allowances: Transport and subsis-
tence allowance are payable in
accordance with local regulations
in respect of approved travel on
duty. At present a basic allow-
ance at the rate of $300 per annum
is paid in respect of a motor car
plus a mileage allowance of 12c.
per mile.
Quarters : Free quarters are not pro-
vided. Should Government quar-
ters become available at any time
rental would be charged at the
rate of 10% of salary or 5% of
the assessed value of the quarters,
whichever is less. Suitable accom-
modation can be obtained at rental
of about 15% of officer's salary.
Passages: Free passages to Dominica
will be provided on first appoint-
ment for the officer, his wife and
children, not exceeding five per-
sons in all. Children to be under
18 years of age, unmarried and
dependent on the officer.
Duties: The officer will be respon-
sible for the Administration of
the Agricultural Department and
for the planning and execution
of the agricultural development
programme as well as the gen-
eral supervision of all aspects of
the Department's work. He will
be required to perform the statu-
tory functions now vested in the
Agricultural Superintendent, in-
cluding membership of the Board
of Management of the Banana
Association and of the Leaf Spot
Control Board.
Leave: At the end of his term of
service the officer will be eligible
for vacation leave at the rate
of one week for each completed
period of 3 months service.
General: The officer will be liable
to all taxation imposed by local
enactments. He will also he sub-
ject to Colonial Regulations and
to General Orders and subsidiary
legislation in force for the time
being.


VACANT POST. Applications giving full particulars
S-of applicants, experience and qualifica-
Applications are invited for the post tions, and accompanied by two testi-
of Commissioner for Agriculture, Dom- monials. which would not be returned,














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 6 MARCH, 1956.-(No. 13).


should be addressed to the Chief Sec-
retary, Windward Islands, Grenada, and
should reach him not later than the 31st
March, 1956.
28th February, 1956.

By Command,

A. L. SAMUEL,
Acting Government Secretary.
GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
6th March, 1956.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

INCOME TAX NOTICES.
TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.


the form of account required from
small traders and from occupiers or
cultivators of land will be supplied on
request.
F. E. WILLIAMS,
Income Tax Officer,
For the Commissioners of
Income Tax.
1st March, 1956.


TO TRADERS, BUSINESSMEN AND
PROFESSIONAL MEN.

1. Any person engaged in any trade,
business or profession shall keep in
the English language proper books of
account sufficient to record all trans-
actions necessary in order to ascertain
the gains and profits made or the loss
incurred in each such t rade, business or
professionl. and any snch ersnn whA


Every person concerned, not being a fails to comply with this provision shall
Government Officer, is hereby reminded be guilty of an offence, and in addition
that the latest date for the submission to any penalty incurred he shall be
of Income Tax Returns for assessment liable to pay any tax to which he may
in the year 1956 is the 31st March, and be assessed under the provisions of the
that failure to give notice of charge- Income Tax Ordinance.
ability is an offence against the Income 2. Any person guilty of an offence
Tax Ordinance, rendering the person under the Income Tax Ordinance shall
concerned liable to a fine not exceed- be liable on conviction.before a Magis-
ing SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY trate to a fine not exceeding seven hun-
DOLLARS. dred and fifty dollars, and in default
2. Every person whose income accru- of payment to imprisonment with or
ing in, derived from the Colony or without hard labour, for a term not
elsewhere and whether received in the exceeding six months.
Colony or not for the proceeding year, All persons concerned are advised
S. 23. All persons concerned are advised
exceeded the statutory limit of $480 is to comply with above requirements.
required to submit a return in the pre-
scribed form i.otwithstanding that on F. E. WILLIAMS,
account of approved deductions no tax Income Tax Officer,
may eventually be chargeable, and par- For the Commissioners of
ticnlar attention is directed to the fact Income Tax.
that the term "income" is deemed to
include not only money but also allow- Income Tax Office,
ances in kind. Kingstown,
3. Efforts are being made to send 1st March, 1956.
blank return forms to such persons. It
is to be clearly understood, however,
that the Income Tax Department is ST. VINCENT COTTON GINNERY.
under no obligation to send a return
form to anyone and that a person is not COPRA NOTICE.
exonerated from the statutory liability
of making a return even though a form Sellersof Copra ate warned that un-
may not have been received from the less the copra delivered at the Ginnery
Department. Forms may be obtained, is of first class quality it will be re-
on application, at the Revenue Offices ejected. We cannot afford to buy poor
at Georgetown, Barrouallie, Bequia and quality copra with low oil content.
Union Island, or in any other district Prodiucers of Copra are advised to
from the Police Station situate therein pick only fully ripe nuts. to let them
or from the Income Tax Department. stand for some time before breaking.
Kingstown, where any person requiring and to dry the copra properly,
information in connection therewith isy the cpra properly,
invited to enquire. J. L. EUSTACE,
4. The form correctly completed. Manager,
should be accompanied by all necessary i
supporting statements. Specimens of : 28th February, 1956.














58 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 6 MARCH, 1956.-(No. 13).


STATEMENT OF CURRENCY NOTE CIR-
CULATION IN THE BRITISH CARIBBEAN
TERRITORIES (EASTERN GROUP)*
ON 1st FEBRUARY, 1956.

Average Circulation during
December, 1955:-
Br. Caribbean Cur-
rency Notes ...$57,847.436.00
Demonetized Govt.
notes (ontst:mnding)... 1,256,108.00


Si9,103,544.00


British Caribbean Cur-
rency Notes in circu-
lation on lot February.
1956 :-
Trinidad & Tobago
Barbados ....
British Guiana ...
Grenada ...
St. Vincent ...
St. Lucia ...
Dominiic ...
Antigua
St. Kitts
Montserrat

Total British Caribbean


$27,691,698.00
5,583,625.00
15,724,221.50
2,504,100.00
504,400.00
934,000.00
1.217,400.00
1,665,300.00
1,519,500.00
325,705 00


Currency Notes ... $57,669,949.50

Demonetized Trini-
dad & Tobago Govt.
notes outstand-
ing ... $ 844,894.00
Demone'ized Brit-
ish Guiana Govt.
notes outstand- ,
ing ... 308,023.50
Demonetized Bar-
bados Govt. notes
outstandi n ... 80,225.00

Tot:il demonetized Govt.
oe! B sonlstt di
Tot;il circ',lation
on 1st Feb. 1956 ... $58,903,092.00

L. SPENCE.
Kxecutiive C(ommissioner,
Britisth Caribbean Currency
Board.
TRIEAURV CHAMBERS.
PORT OF-SPAIN,
TRINIDAD, B.W.I.


PUBLIC WORKS NOTICE.

Thle atet.ntion of thi Pu liic is Irawn
O tih approachitg d ry sentaseon which is


report as soon as possible any leaking
taps or other defectss by phoning 58.

R. G. SMITH,
Superintendent of Works.
25th February, 1956.


SAINT VINCENT.


By Authority of the Patents Ordinanpe
chapterr 155 of the Revised Laws of
Saint Vincent, 1926).

NOTICE is hereby given that an
application was on the 11lth day of Jan-
nary, 1956, made by 'FOLKE ROLAND
WERNER WERNESKOG of Forserum,
Sweden. for a patent in respect of an
invention for "MulnItilayer boards or
slabs for constructional purposes and
methods of' manufacturing same."
2. This invention relates generally to
multilayer boards or Slabs for con-
structional puri oses comprising two
sheets and an intermediate laser con-
sisting of plant material, for example,
straw, reed or ilie like, each straw or the
like of said intermediate layer being
arranged at right angles to the said
sheets and glued ihertto.
C. E. A. RAWLE,
Registrar of Patents.
Patent Office,
Saint. Vincent,
28th January, 1956.


SAINT VINCENT.
By Authority of the Patents Ordinance
(Chapter 155 of the Revised Laws, of
Saint Vincent. 1926).

NOTICE is hereby given that an
application was on the 23ru day of
December, 1955, made by HENRY Louis
IMiELMANN of 933 Sounth State Road,
Arlington Heights, llluomis, in tbh Uniit-
ed States of America, for a patent in
respect of an invention for "Improve-
menits in or relaiiig to apparatus for
converting llitI (I ( rLy direct l to
electrical (nerpy.
2. This invention i claics generally tc
a method and appairatu s for converting
leat directly to el(ctliciy by the
phenomenon of thorn o-el]ctricily.

D. ELSON WEEKS,
-,g istrar of Pate*ts.
(Acting).


already aiffeetlng our W:t er Sfupply. Patent Office,
The P'ublic is therefore requested to Saint Vincfent '
exercise care in tin- us- oaf water and to 28th F'ebruary, 1956.














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 6 MARCH, 1956-(No. 13.) 59


NOTICE.

UNDER THE LIQUOR LICENCE ORDINANCE. 1948.

It is hereby notified for general information that the Quarterly
Licensing Sessions will be held in the under enti ned P'-riI e for fhe purpose
of hearing applications from applicants in their respective Parisheb for the
granting of Certificates in accordance with the Lit < ( r ]icence Or( 'inaru. ],48.
at the time and places hereunder.
Parish. Time and Place of Session.
St. George & St. Andrew ... At the Court House, Kingstown, on
Wednesday, 28th March, 1966, at. 10.00
o'clock in the forenoon.
Charlotte ... At the Court House, Georgetown, on
Friday, 16th Aarch, 1966, at 11.00
o'clock in the forenoon.
St. David ... At the Court House, Chateaubelair, on
Monday 26th March, 1956, at 1.00
o'clock in the forenoon.
Grenadines (Bequia) ... At the Court Hous(e, at 'Port Elizabeth, on
IWednesday, 7th March, 1956, at 11.00
o'clock in the forenoon.
Notices of intention to oppose thegrant of any Certificates stating in general
terms the grounds of the opposition, must be served upon the applicant and
upon the Magistrate not less than seven days before the day fixed for the
holding of the Licensing Sessions.
C. E. A. RAWLE,
Acting Magistrate.

PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES
AND TRANSFERS.


Parish. Name of Applic tnt.


St. George &
St. Andrew ... Gill Brothers


Charlotte





St. David

Grenadines
(Bequia)


Benjamin Mapp
Eleanor Plato
Robert Gillizeau
Edmund Hinds
James Gallie
Samuel Moses

Peter DePonte

Hudson V. Soso

Bottlers (St. Vin-
cent) Ltd.


Sydney Deane
Lennie Slater

Albert Case
Alby Payne
Leonora Horne

Adolphus Showe

Mortley King


... Ornie Ollivierre


Occupation.


Residence.


General Kingstown
Merchants
Shopkeeper Carrierre
,, Belair
Kingstown
Fish Vendor! ,,
Shopkeeper Peniston
Peasant Vermont
Proprietor
Shopkeeper Lodge
Village
Commercial Sion Hill
Clerk
Aerated Kingstown
Beverage
Manufactu-
rers
Shopkeeper Kingstown
Vermont

,, Hopewell
Belvidere
Housewife Byera
Village
Shopkeeper Byera Hill

Shopkeeper Rose Bank


Seaman Paget Farm


Situation of
Premises.


Kingstown

Carriere
Fountain
Kingstown

Pen iston
Vermont

Lodge Village

Kingstown

Kingstown



Kingstown
Vermont

Hopewell
Belvidere
Byera Village

Byera Hill

Rose Bank


Paget Farm


0. E. A. RAWLE,
Acting Magistrate.
MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN,
23rd February, 1956.


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60 SAINT VTNCENT, TUESDAY, 6 MARCH, i956.-(No. 13).


ST. VINCENT, B.W.I.

CONTROL NOTICE.

It is hereby notified for general in-
formation that the prices of Fresh Fish
set out in Statutory Rules and Orders,
No. 14 of 1952 Prices Control (Amend-
ment No. 7) Notice of 4th March, 1952,
are no longer in force as this item is
now decontrolled.
Dated this 27th day of February,
1956.
PETER R. ELLS,
Controller of Supplies.
28th February, 1956.


TREASURY NOTICE.

LAND AND HOUSE TAX ARREARS.

It is hereby notified for genaial in-
formation that Warraints will be issueil
for the recovery of all taxes, loutLtr
with the fees and fines due tlire(n,
which at the 31st Day of January, 1956,
remain unpaid, in accordance with
Land and House Tax Ordinance Cap.
194 Section 37.
P. R. ELLS,
Colonial Treasurer.
Treasury Chambers,
Kingstown,
11th February, 1956.


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Order of the Day

















SAINT VINCENT.

No. 3 of 1956.

I Assent,


L. COOLS-LARTIGUE,

[ L.S. ] Governor's Deputy.

23rd February, 1956.

AN ORDINANCE to amend the Banana Growers Association
Ordinance, 1954.

[ 6th March, 1956. ]

Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.


1. (1) This Orr finance may be cited as the Banana Growers
Association (Amendement) Ordinance, 1956, and shall be read
as one with the Banana Growers Association Ordinance, 1954
(hereinafter referred to as the principal Ordinance) and any
amendment thereto.
(2) This Ordinance shall be deemed to hawv come into
operation on the first day of October, 1955.

2. After subsection (5) of section 19 of the principal Ordin-
ance there shall be added the following new subsection:-
"(6) Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding
subsection, the Members of the Board of Directors of the
Saint Vincent Banana Growers Association Limited may,
before the day appointed by the Governor by virtue of the
provisions of subsection (1) of section 41 of this Ordinance,
elect from among their members, four persons to serve as
first members of the Board constituted and established under
this Ordinance and the four persons so elected shall, with
such other persons as are elected under the provisions of this
section constitute the Board for the period of one year from
the first day ot October nineteen hundred and fifty-five and.


Short title
arpj.
con- rc mencement.
No. 44 of 1954.


New sub-
section added
to Section 19
of principal
Ordinance.







Banana Growers Association (Amendment).


Section 20
of principal
Ordinance
amended.


thereafter tne pro visions of the preceding subsection shall
take effect and mhe provisions of this subsection cease to
have effect."

3. (1) Subsection (1) of section 20 of the principal Ordin-
ance is hereby repealed and replaced as follows:-

(1) A member of the Board may resign and the
Association in General Meeting may by special resolution
remove any member before the expiration of his period
of office and may by ordinary resolution elect an eligible
person in his stead. Any person so elected shall for the
purpose of retirement under subsection (2) of section 19
be deemed to have been elected on the date on which the
member in whose place he was elected wa., last elected
or was deemed under this subsection to have been last
elected to the Board."

(2) Subsection (2) of section 20 of the principal Ordin-
ance is hereby amended by deleting the word "become" appear-
ing in the first line of paragraph (c) thereof and substituting
ihere"or the word "becomes".

4. Section 21 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by inserting the word "to" inlmediately before the word "appoint"
appearing in the second line thereof.


5. Section 22 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended-
(a) by deleting the figures 18 appearing in the seventh
line thereof and substituting therefore the figures "16";
and
(b) by inserting the figures and stop "13," immediately
before the figure. "14" appearing in line seventeen
thereof.

G. Section 26 of the pn:.cipal Ordinance is hereby amended
by deleting the wcrl "Council" appearing in the lasi line thereof
and substituting therefore "i, word "Committee".


7. Subsection (4) of section 29 of the principal Ordinance
is hereby amended by inserting the words "shall be fixed by the
Board" between the word 'Committee" and the word "from"
appearing in the fourth ,-te thereof.

8. Subsection (1) of section 34 of the principal Ordinance
13 hereby amended by inserting the words "by any rules made"
between the word "provided" and the word "under" appearing
in the seventh line thereof.


Section 21
of principal
Ordinance
amended.

Sec Jon 22.
of principal
Ordinance
amended.




Section 26
; principal
OrDinance
amended.

Section 29
of principal
0O:diinance
endede.

Sc'Ftion 34
of principal
Ordinance
amended.


No. 3.


1956.







Banana Growers Association (Amendment).


9. Subsection (2) of section 40 of the principal Ordinance
is hereby amended by inserting the words signs and figures as
authorised by and set out in paragraphs (a), (b.; and (c) of
subsection (1) of section 3" between the word 'objects" and
the word "and" appearing in the third line thereof.


Section 40
of principal
Ordinance
amended.


Passed the Legislative Council this 3rd day of November, 1955

0. E. LEIGfRTWOOD,
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.
(B. 35/1950 (D).)

This Bill was returned to the Council for amendment under Rule 48 of the
Legislative Council Rules, 1954, was recommitted and passed this 2nd day of
February, 1956.

0. E. LEIGERTWOOD,
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.


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L. COOLS-LARTIGUE,

Governor's Deputy.
24th February, 1956.


AN ORDINANCE to ratify the Agreement of the First day of
November, 1954, entered into between the Governments of
certain Caribbean Territories and the West Indies Naviga-
tion Company Limited.
[ 6th March, 1956. 1

Enacted by the L legislature of Saint Vincent.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the British Caribbean
Shipping (Agreement) Ordinance, 1956.

2. In this Ordinance-
"the Agreement" means the Agreement set out in the
Schedule to this Ordinance;
"the Company" means the West Indies Navigation Com-
pany Limited referred to in the Agreement.

3. The Agreement is hereby ratified and confirmed.

4. The Treasurer shall, on the Warrant of the Governor,
pay out of the revenue and other funds of this Colony, in accord-
ance with the terms and conditions of the Agreement, the
proportion of the annual sum specified in the Third Schedule
to the Agreement as being payable by the Government of this
Colony to the Company.


Short title.


Interpretation.





Ratification of
Agreement.

Contribution to
subsidy.


SAINT VINCENT.

No. 4 of 1956.


I Assent,


[ L.S. ]








No. 4. British Caribbean Shipping (Agreement). 1956.

SCHEDULE.

APPROVED ON BEHALF OF THE APPROVED ON BEHALF OF THE
GOVERNMENTS. COMPANY.

(Sgd.) C. DE L. INNISS, (Sgd.) STANLEY S. STONE,
Attorney General. Conveyancer.

AGREEMENT.
AN AGREEMENT made the first day of November, 1954, between His Excellency
Major-General Sir Hubert Elvin Rance, G.C.M.G., G.B.E., C.B., Governor and
Commander in-Chief of the Colony of TrinidadanadiTobago acting herein for and
on behalf of the Gvernments of Barbados, British Guiana, Jamaica, Antigua,
Montserratt, St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, Trinidad .and Tobago, Dominica, Grenada,
St. Lucia and St. Vincent (hereinafter called "the Governments") having been
duly authorised for the purpose by the Governments of the one part and West
Indies Navigation Company Limited a. company incorporated in Trinidad under
the provisions of the Companies Ordinance Chapter 31, No. 1, of the Laws of the
Colony of Trinidad and Tobago and having its registered office at 72-74, South
Quay, in the City of Port-of-Spain in the Island of Trinidad (hereinafter called
"the Company") of the other part.

WNEREAS it is desirable to improve the communications between the territories
of the British West Indies within the jurisdiction of the Governments for the
benefit of the citizens thereof and their mutual trade and in particular to
establish -a shipping service in addition to the sea communications already in
existence:

AND WHEREAS the Governments have agreed between themselves to contribute
with the assistance for the time being of Her Majesty's Government in the United
Kingdom in the proporti.ions specified in the Third Schedule hereto towards the
annual sum payable as hereinafter provided by the Governments to the Company:

Now IT Is HEREBY AGREED as follows:-
1. This Agreement may be terminated by either party giving to the other
six months notice in writing expiring on or at any time after the third anniver-
sary of a d:oe fifteen days prior to the first sailing from Port-of-Spain in accord-
ance with the first Schedule to this Agreement (hereiafter called "the commence-
ment date"),
2. This Agreement shall not be assigned or sub-let to ,any person or Company
without the previous consent in writing of the Governments which consent shall
not be unreasonably withheld.
3. ) The Corp.,any shall introduce provide and maintain a regular service
between the schedule ports for passengers and cargo (hereinafter called "the said
services") and shall prosecute the voyages with despatch and shall use its best
endeavours to complete fifteen and one half round voyages per annum between
the schedule ports in accordance with the time schedule prescribed by the First
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(1) the Company may at its discretion but subject to the said service&
being substantially maintained route the ship or ships engaged there-
on (hereinafter 'called "the said ships") to call at any unscheduled
ports enroute to embark or. disembark passengers and/or to take
on or unload cargo;
(ii) for the purpose of dry docking or other measures to maintain the.
efficiency of the said ships they may be diverse to any unscheduled
port;
(iii) the Company shall in an emergency or if the best interests of the
service as a whole so require have full power as a temporary measure
to vary the route of the said ships and,to order or forbid them to
enter any port.
In the event of any such variation of the said services the Company
snall inform the Governments forthwith and shall go so far as Is
reasonably practicable operate feeder services so as to mitigate any
inconvenience to users of the service caused by such variation and
shall use its best endeavours to .restore the normal service with the
minimum delay;
(iv) in the event of the facilities of any port of call not enabling the
said ships to be turned round in accordance with the normal custom
of the port having regard to the nature of the service, the Company
while those circumstances continue may omit, interrupt or modify
the service to -that port and the Company shall forthwith inform
the Governments of the circumstances.
.) The Company shall be entitled, subject to the provisions of Clause 9,
i charge such passenger fares, freight rates and other charges as may from time
to time be prescribed by the Company. In fixing such fares, rates and charges
the company shall pay due regard to any representations from time to time made
oy the Governments with respect thereto: Provided that the Company shall
Ye under no obligation to grant any special or concessionary rates for the, trane-
portation of passengers or cargo.
4. (1) The Company shall provide for the said services S.S. "Wing-sang"
the specification of which is set out in the Second Schedule hereto and shall take
all practicable measures to ensure that she and any ship or ships provided y.- the
Company in substitution for her for the purpose of the said services are .kept
in the condition necessary for the efficient performance thereof: Provided that
subject to the provisions of this Agreement if for any reason other than
marine casualty (howsoever caused) or the consequences of any hostilities or war-
like operations S.S. "Wingsang" shall not be available for the said services the
Company shall substitute therefore to the satisfaction of the Governments
another ship or ships to provide as nearly as possible similar services and
facilities.
(2) In the event of any suspension, of the said services arising from the
failure to provide or delay in providing for the said services S.S. "Wingsang '
or another ship or ships as provided .by sub-clause (1) of this clause, the liability
of the Governments for payment of the annual sum payable under the provisions
of Clause 6 hereof shall be suspended during the period of such suspension and
the amount of such annual sum shall abate pro rata. Suspension or abatement
of the annual payment in such circumstances shall not prejudice the question






No. 4. British Caribbean Shipping (Agreement). 1956.

whether the suspension of the said services constitutes a contravention of this
Agreement but the-amount by which the, said annual payment shall have been
abated in pursuance of the foregoing provision of this subclause shall be set off
against any damages accruing to the Governments by reason of such suspension.
(3) In the event of any of the said ships suffering marine, casualty (how-
soever caused) or being damaged in consequence of any hostilities or warlike opera-
tions the Company shall use its best endeavours to procure her restoration to
condition as aforesaid with the minimum delay.
(4) If in consequence of ,any such marine casualty or of hostilities, war-
like operations, revolution or civil commotion the said services are interrupted or
suspended the liability of the Governments for payment of the annual sum payable
under the provisions of Clause 6 hereof shall be suspended during the period of
such interruption or suspension and the amount of such annual sum shall abate
pro rata and the Company shall not in respect, of any such interruption or
suspension be subject to any liability to the Governments or to any penalty
save such abatement as aforesaid.
(5) If the period of any one interruption or suspension of the said
services in consequence of a marine casualty or of hostilities, warlike operations,
revolution or civil commotion shall continue for six months either party may
thereupon give to the other notice in writing determining this Agreement forth-
with and upon service of such notice the Company and the Governments shall
cease to be under any obligation hereunder but without prejudice to the rights
and liabilities of the respective parties at the date of such determination.
(6) If in consequence of any such marine casualty or hostilities or war-
like operations f.ny of the spid ships is lost or is so extensively damaged as
to be likely to be out of service for a period upwards of six months the Company
shall as soon -as such loss or the extent of such damage has been established
take all reasonable steps to provide in substitution therefore a ship or ships
capable of affordin( substantially the same service: Provided that if notwith-
standing all reasonable efforts on the part of the Company it shall prove imprac-
ticable within six nT months of such loss or damage to procure such substitute ship
or ships on reasonable terms the provisions of sub-clause (5) of this Clause relating
to determination of this Agreement shall apply.
(7) Where the Governments have already made in advance a payment
in respect of the quarter during which an interruption or suspension of Ihe said
services of the nature 'onktemplatsed by subclause (2) or subclause (4) of this
Clause occurs, then except in cases where a refund of such payment or part
thereof is made in pursuance of Clause 6 of this Agreement, the sum paid in
respect of the unexpired period of the quarter after the date of the interruption
or suspension ol- the said services shall be carried forward and applied towards
the payment due by the Governments for the next following quarter in respect
o, which the Governments are liable in pursuance of this Agreement to pay
an instalment of the annual sum payable under the provisions of Clause 6 hereof.
(8) The routine dry docking and routine maintenance of any of the said
ships in the course of its regular run or the partial interruption of the said
services occasioned by the exercise of the Company's powers of temporary inter-
rup'lo011 under Clause 3 (1) (iii) and 3 (1) (iv) hereof shall not be regarded as
constituting an interruption or suspension of the said services for the purposes
of subclause (2), (4) or (7) of this Clause.







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5. The Company shall supply to the Governments for their information:-
(a) the Company's trading account together with its audited Balance
Sheet and Profit and Loss .account as soon as possible after the end
of its financial year;
(b) a copy of any charter or charters under which the said ships or any
of them have been chartered by the Company and which is or
are for the time being in force;
(c) at the request of the Governments at any time any particulars which
the Governments may reasonably require relative to the said services
including details of revenue and expenditure: Provided that the
Company shall not be caller' upon to furnish information which
cannot readily be ascertained by reference to records maintained by
the Company in the orc'inary course of its business.
6. In consideration of the maintenance of the said services and of com-
pliance with the terms and conditions of this agreement by the company the
Governments shall make to the company a payment at the rate of 50,000 per
annum; payable through the Crown Agents in London in equal quarterly instal-
ments in advance on the first days of January, April, July and October, the first
payment to be made on the date of the finrt sailing from Port-of-Spain after the
commencement date on a pr~nortion.?te basis in respect of the period from the
commencement date to the end of that quarter.
In the event of the determination of this Ar.-reernent the Company shall
refund to the Governments any sum paid in respect of any unexpired period
of any quarter after the date of determination or the date of interruption or
suspension of the said services under Clause 4 (4) hereof as the case may be.
7. The Governments shall in the interests of a punctual service take all
steps that lie within their power:-
(a) to avoid hindrance or delay to or interruption of the regular and
punctual operation of the facilities at the scheduled ports;
(b) to procure that the reasonable requirements of the Company as
to facilities for passenger, cargo and ship clearance inwards and
outwards, cargo assembly. lighterage, navigational aids and other
matters incidental to the arrival, turn-round and departure of
the said ships at the scheduled ports are met so as to permit of
the maintenance of a punctual service.
8. Subject to the provisions of clause 3 hereof the company shall have
sole control of the cargo and- passenger schedules of the said ships and of
all the bookings and arrangements relating thereto and shall at all times have
full power to route aida re-route the said ships and to order or forbid them to
to enter any port and shall in all such cases inform the Governments forthwith:
Provided that the Company shall at all times pay due regard to the cargo and
passenger needs of the scheduled ports and in particular to those of them situate
in the Windward and Leeward Islands.
9. The Company shall receive for conveyance as priority cargo on the ship
or ships operating the said services all such letter and parcel mails as shall be
tendered to them by an accredited Officer or Agent of the Postal Department
of any of the Governments, and shall deliver all such mails at their destination






No. 4. British Caribbean Shipping (Agreement). 1956.

to an accredited Officer or Agent of any such Department. The Company
shall make reasonable provision to the satisfaction of the Governments for the
safety and protection cl n.y mails whilst in the Company's custody. The Gov-
ernments shall remunerate the Company for the conveyance of mails as afore-
said at such rates as prevail from time to time for the carriage of mails by sea
in the Caribbean area.
10. The ship or ships providing the said services and any feeder services
mentioned in clause 3 (1) (iii) shall be manned so far as is practicable by West
Indian crews with the exception of deck ,and engine officers who are members
of the permanent stlff of the owners of the said ships.
11. (1) The Company shall procure the payment of rates of wages and
observance oi ho ius and conditions of labour not less favourable than those
commonly recognisec( in respect. of persons employed in a similar capacity and
in similar circumstances in the area where employment takes place.
(2) Where practicable the rates of wages and the general conditions of
employment shal; Je nxe, by collective agreement between the employers' and
workers' oiganimsations representative of the workers concerned.
12. The GoverMunents may request the Company to suspend the said ser-
vices and to emipoy the said ships or any of them for some other purpose and
the Company sha i to; thiwith comply with such request unless compliance involves
a contravention o0 the provisions of the charter under which the ship in question
has ocen chartered wnich event the Company shall have absolute discretion
to comply with refuse to comply with such request: Provided that if the
Company shall c. mply wluh such request. and whether or not compliance in-
volves such a contra-vention as aforesaid the Governments shall indemnify the
Company in the amount of any liability, loss, damage or penalty howsoever
accruing suriered or incuired in consequence of such compliance and shall pay
to the Company reasonable remuneration for the services performed in com-
pliance therewith.
13. Representatives of the Governments and of the Company shall meet
from time to time at intervals of not more than twelve months to review the
said services with a view to making such adjustments and modifications thereto
as in the light of experience of traffic requirements may appear desirable in the
best interest of the servicee as a whole. Such meetings shall be convened by the
Executive Secretacry ,or the time being of the Regional Economic Committee of
the Kli tish West Inci3s, B itish Guiana and British Honduras (hereinafter called
"the Executive Secr.etary") at the instance either of the Governments or the
Company.
Nothing in this Clause shall restrict the right of the parties to amend
the First Schedule hereto from time to time by mutual agreement.
14. (1) The said ships shall have the liberty to comply with any orders
or directions as to departure, arrival, routes, ports of call, stoppages, destinations,
delivery or otherwise. howsoever given by the Government of the United King-
dom or any department thereof or any person acting or purporting to act with
the authority of such Government or of any department thereof or by any
Vommittee or person having under the terms of the War Risks Insurance on
the said ships the right to give Such orders or directions and if by reason of





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and in compliance with any such orders or directions anything is done or omitted
the same shall not be deemed a breach of any covenant or condition of this
Agreement.
(2) In the event of hostilities in which Her Majesty is engaged in conse-
quence of which the said services are interrupted or suspendect this Agreement
may be determined by not less than six months previous notice in writing given
either by the Governments to the Company or by the Company to the Govern-
ments.

15. The Company shall procure that at all times all the relevant provisions
of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 or any statutory modification or re-enactment
thereof are complied with and shall procure the maintenance of a valid passen-
ger licence in accordance with the current legislation in force in the British
West Indies.

16. (1) The Executive Secretary shall be the representative of the Govern-
ments and each of them for all the purposes of this Agreement except the
signing thereof, and the Company shall be entitled to regard him as fully em-
powered to act for the Governments and each of them for all such purposes and
to regard all things done or acts performed by him in pursuance of such purposes
in the name of or on behalf of the Governments or any one or more of them as
duly and effectively done or performed by the Governments or such one or more
of them as the case may be and any notices under this Agice_,ient may be ,served
on him by the Company or by him on the Company and ii so served shall be
deemed to be duly served on the Governments or the Company rs the case may be.
(2) A notice under this Agreement shall be deemed ou have been duly
served-
(a) on the Executive Secretary, if the Company shall deliver the same,
addressed to the Executive Secretary at his office, Hastings House,
St. Michael, Barbados;
(b) on the Company, if the Executive Secretary shall deliver the same,
addressed to the Secretary of the Company, at the registered office
of the Company, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

17. Any dispute arising out of this Agreement shall be settled by Arbitration
Under the provisions of the Arbitration Act, 1950, of the United Kingdom. Any
such arbitration shall be held at any place in the West InGd s or in the United
Kingdom which may be mutually agreed between the parties or in default of
agreement at any place in the West Indies or in the United Kingdom which may
be decided by the arbitrators.

18. In this Agreement-
"scheduled port" means a port mentioned in the First Schedule hereto,
as amended from time to time by mutual agreement of the parties
hereto and operative for the time being.
"unscheduled port" means a port other than a scheduled port.

19. This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the law of England.






No. 4. British Caribbean Shipping (Agreement). 1956.

FIRST SCHEDULE.
The Company shall provide an inter-island service at approximately three
weekly intervals from Trinidad (Port-of-Spain) to Grenada (St. George's), St.
Vincent (Kingstown), Barbados (Bridgetown), St. Lucia (Castries), Dominica
(Roseau), Montserrat (Plymouth), Antigua (St. John's), St. Kitts (Basseterre),
and Jamaica (Kingston), returning to Trinidad (Port-of-Spain) by the same
route.
SECOND SCHEDULE.
S.8. "WINGSANG."
Ship's Particulars:
Built ...... ...... 1938
Gros Tons ...... ...... 3,560
Net. Reg. Tons ...... 1,941
Signal Letters ...... VRBR
Official No. ...... ...... 159488
Fitted with Radar.
Dimensions:
328' 3" O.A.; 310' B.P. 48' th. Md.
27'.1 Depth Md.
Light Draft: 9' .".
Speed: Approximately 14 iKnots on 22 tons of good quality furnace oil.
4 Hatches.
Derricks at No. 1. Two Cy 5 tons.
No. 2. Three @ 5 tons and one @ 20 tons.
No. 3. Two @ 5 tons.
No. 4. Two C@ 5 tons.
Stowage Particulars:
Bale capacity: Total about 169,020 cubic feet which includes refrigeration space
for approximately 2,600 cubic ieeu ol cargo and the necessary machinery
space and bagage room of 927 cuuic feet.
Mail Room-1,440 cubic feet Opens into No. 2T/D and can be used for cargo.
Strong Room-700 cubic feet. )
Deadweight capacity for cargo about 2,007 tons (allowing 1or 345 tons bunkers,
358 tons Fresh Water, 120 tons stores and dunnage and 200 tons permanent
ballast) on Max. Draft 18' 5".
Total summer deadweight capacity 3,030 tons.
Average immersion: 26 tons per inch.
Fuel Oil Bunker capacity: 345 tons.
Fresh Water tank capacity: 358 tons.

Passenger accommodation:
Accommodation for 20 first class passengers.
Accommodation for 35 second class passengers.
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370 passengers may be carried in 'tween decks aft if unberthed or 150; if berthed
provided cargo is not carried in these spaces;
156 deck passengers or 'be weather deck aft according to seasons and cargo
commitments.
The foregoing will be subject to such variation as may be determined by the West
Indies Passenger Regulations, and to any amendments from time to time
that may be determined at any renewal of the passenger licence.


THIRD SCHEDULE.


Territory.


Proposed basis for
apportioning
shipping
contributions.


United Kingdom
Barbados
British Guiana
Jamaica
Antigua
St. Kitts
Montserrat ......
Trinidad
Grenada
St. Lucia
St. Vincent ......
Dominica


c


%
Government ...... 10,000 20
...... .. ...... 4,400 8
...... ...... ...... 1,0 00 2.
...... ..... ...... 15,350 30
...... .. ...... 850 1
...... ..... ...... 1,250 2
..... ...... ...... 150
...... ...... ...... 14,250 28
...... .... ...... 1,000 2
.... ..... ...... 750 1
.... .. ..... 500 1
...... ...... ...... 500 1


50,000 100 %



IN WITNESS WHEREOF the said SIR HUBERT ELVIN RANCE, G.C.M.G., G.B.E.,
C.B., as agent aforesaid, on behalf of tl-e several Governments of Barbados, British
Guiana, Jamaica, Antigua, Montserrat. St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, Trinidad and
Tobago, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent has hereunder set his
hand, and the Company has caused the common Seal of the Company to be
hereunto affixed on the respective dates hereinafter appearing:


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British Caribbean Shipping (Agreement).


Signed by SIR HUBERT ELVIN RANCE, at Port-,
of-Spain, Trinidad, B.W.I., this First day of
November, 1954, in the presence of

(Sgd.) SAMUEL A. HUGGINS
of Red House, Port-of-Spain,
Trinidad, Crown Solicitor.

THE COMMON SEAL of the West Indies Navi-
gation Company Limited was hereunto affixed
at Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, B.W.I., this First day
of November, 1954, by FITZWILLIAM STONE &
ALCAZAR the Secretaries of the Company in the
presence ofl RAYMOND EDWARD SHEA' a Director of
the said Company in pursuance of a resolution
of the Directors of the Company and in confor-
mity with the Articles of Association of the
Company and in the presence of

(Sgd.) P. S. E. STONE,
17 St. Vincent Street, Port-of-
Spain, Trinidad, Solicitor.


(Sgd.) H. E. RANCE.






(SEAL)


(Sgd.) R. E.


SHEA,
Director.


(Sgd.) FITZWILLIAM STONE
& ALCAZAR,
Secretaries.


Passed the Legislative Council this 2nd day of February, 1956.

0. E. LEIGERTWOOD,
Clerk of Legislative Council.
(S. 15/1945 II.)

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STUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1956, No. 7.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (AMENDMENT) RULES.

(Gazetted. 6th March, 1956.)

1. Short title. These Rules may be cited as the Legislative Council
(Amendment) Rules, 1956, and shall be read as one with the Legislative Council
Rules, 1954, (S.R. & 0. 1954, No. 3) (hereinafter referred to as the principal Rules)
and all amendments thereto.

2. Rule 12 of principal Rules amended. Rule 12 of the principal
Rules is hereby amended:
(a) by deleting paragraph (1) thereof and substituting therefore the follow-
ing-
"(1) At the first meeting of the Council after the coming into opera-
tion of the Windward Islands Letters Patent, 1955, and thereafter at the
first meeting after every dissolution thereof, or as soon as convenient
after such meeting, the Nominated and Elected Members of the Council
shall elect from among its Elected Members four members to serve as
Elected Members of the Executive Council and the said persons shall be
chosen by ballot.";
(b) by substituting the words-
"Every Nominated and Elected Member" for the words "Every Mem-
ber" appearing in the first line of sub-paragraph (a) of paragraph (3)
thereof;
(c) by substituting the word "four" for the word "three" appearing in the
third line of sub-paragraph (a) of paragraph (3) thereof;
(d) by inserting the words "Nominated and Elected" immediately before
the word "Members" appearing in the first line of sub-paragraph (b) of
paragraph (3) thereof;
(e) by substituting the word "four" for the word "three" appearing in the
last line of sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph (3) thereof;
(f) by substituting the word "four" for the word "three" appearing in the
second line of sub-paragraph (d) of paragraph (3) thereof;
(g) by substituting the word "four," for the word "three" appearing in the
first line of sub-paragraph (f) of paragraph (3) thereof; and
(h) by substituting the words "A Nominated or Elected Member" for the
words "A Member" appearing in the first line of sub-paragraph (h) of
paragraph (3) thereof.

3. Paragraph (2) of Rule 13 of principal Rules amended.
Paragraph (2) of Rule 13 of the principal Rules is hereby amended-
7 (a) by substituting the words "Every Nominated and Elected Member" for
the words "Every Member" appearing in the first line of sub-paragraph
a f S 4 (a) thereof; and










(b) by inserting the words "Nominated and Elected" before the word "Mem-
bers" appearing in the first line of sub-paragraph (b) thereof.

4... Rule 14 of principal Rules amended. Rule 14 of the principal
Rules is hereby amended by deleting the words "the votes of not less than two-
thirds" appearing in the third line of paragraph (1) thereof and substituting
therefore the words "the majority of votes."

5. Rule 61 of principal Rules further amended. Rule 61 of the
principal Rules as amended by the Legislative Council (Amendment) Rules, 1955,
(S.R. & 0. 1955, No. 9) is hereby further amended by deleting the words "and
urgency" appearing in the last line thereof.



Made by the Legislative Council under section 19 of the Saint Vincent (Legis-
lative Council) Order in Council, 1951, this 2nd day of February, 1956.

0. E. LEIGERTWOOD,
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.
(J. 53/1939.)


Approved this 27th day of February, 1956.

C. M. DEVERELL,
Governor.


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