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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE


ubliilhed by luthoritp.


VOL. 89.J SAINT V[N( IT. TUESDAY. 3 APRIL, 1956., [No 21.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES,
No. 137.
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETING.
It is notified for general information that tire will ibe a meeting of the
Legislative Council at the Conncil Chamber. Kingstown, on Thursday, 5th
April, 1956, at 10.CO a.m.
The Order of the Day of this ime?tini i- publish(l d with this issue' 6of'the
Gazette.
A cordial invitation to attend is exten'led to dth generall public.
3rd April, 1956.
(A. 1/1949 TI.)
No. 138.
IN THE MATTER OF THE LAND ACQUISITION ORDINANCE, 1946
(No. 22 of 1946).
AND
IN THE MATTER OF THE ACQUISITION by the Governor-in-Council of A certain
parcel of land at Rose Hall in the Parish of St. David for a public purpose.
DECLARATION OF ACQUISITION OF LAND.
(FIRST PUBLICATION)
WEEREAs it is enacted by Section 3 of the Land Acquisition Ordinance (No. 22
of 1946) that if the Governor in Council considers that any land should be
acquired for a public purpose he may cause a declaration to that effect to be
made;
AND WHEBEAS it is considered by the Governor-in-Council that the undermen-
tioned parcels of land should be acquired for a public purpose, to wit, the protec-
tion of the Catch Pit at Antoine;
Now IT Is HEREBY DECLARED by His Excellency the Governor acting by and
with the advice and consent of the Executive Council of the Colony of St. Vincent
that upon the Second Publication of this Notice in the Gazette all that parcel of
land at Rose Hall in the Parish of St. David belonging to Boyie Samuel and
bounded on the North by the remaining lands of Boyie Samuel, on the East and'
South by Crown Reserve, and on the West by lands of Johnathon Richards shall
vest absolutely in the Crown;
AND IT Is HEREBY FURTHER DECLARED AND NOTIFIED THAT a plan bearing the
Number D 84 has been prepared by Mr. E. Stinson Campbell licensed Land Sur-
veyor and can be inspected at all reasonable hours at the Survey Office in the
town of Kingstown in the said Colony.
3rd April, 1956.














96 SAINT VINCENT. TUESDAY, 3 APRIL, 1956.-(No. 21).


No. 139. (iii) inspecting daily every part of
COMMISSION OF ENQUIRV INTO the Prison at which he may be
WAGES. stationed and, as frequently as
possible gangs working out-
After mature consideration the St. doorsigting complaints, re-
Vincent Government has decided to (iv) investigating complaints, re-
Vincent Government has decided to quests of prisoners and charges
accept the recommendations of the against them ;prisoners and dealing with
Malone report so far as wages are the charges in accordance with
concerned (i.e. see 16-20 of paragraph the rules and regulations gov-
173 of the report. Government will erniun the Prisons of the
present legislation to give effect to Colony;
these recommendations. (v) intervi-wiig all prisoners on
Government recognizes that the in- v) admission and on discharges o
dustries most affected will be arrow- admission and on discharge ;
root and cotton and agrees to consider (vi) ptying night visits to the
whether fiscal relief can be given to station aed to ensure proper ad-
these in any manner. Government ministration;
cannot, however, commit itself to any (vii) observing strictly and carrying
action of this kind which would re- outPrison Riles and Orders
quire consultation with the Secretary oua instructions f the SOrdper-
of State. intendent, and ensuring eom-
3rd April, 1956. pliance therewith by all con-
corned : and
No. 140. (viii) such other duties as may be
assigned to him by the Super-
ACTINO APPOINTMENT. intendent of Prisons.
3. Candidates should be under 35
Consequent on the grant of 34 years of age, of good physique and per-
months' vacation leave to Captain N. H. sonality, and have ability to command
GONSALVUS, Superintendent of Prisons, respect. Previous Prison, Police or Mil-
St. Vincent, Mr. C. ELLIS, Senior Staff itary Service would be an asset but is
Officer, will act as Superintendent with not essential.. The educational qualifica-
effect from 15th February, 1956 and tions shall be a First Class Army Certi-
until further notice. ficate of Education : or the Cambridge
3rd April, 1956. School Certificate with credits in at
(P.F.375). least four subjects of which onemust
--- be English Language, or the General
No. 141. Certificate of Education at Ordinary
VACANT POSTS. Level with passes in at least five sub-
jects of which one must beElnglish Lan-
PRISONS DEPARTMENT. guage ; in either case, three of tkhe -ub-
... jects must be obtained at one examina-
VACANCY FOR AN ASSISTANT SUPERIN- tion, but the supplementary credhte or
TBNDINT OF PRISONS, BRITISH subjects need not be from the same
GUIANA. examining body e.g.. a School Certificate
--- with 3 credits may be supplemented by
Applications are invited from suitably a G.C.E. Certificate at Ordinary .Level.
qualified persons for appointment to a Experience in agriculture and mixed
vacant post of Assistant Superintendent farming would be an advantage.
of Prisons in the Prisons Department, 4. The conditions in paragraph 3 in
The post is on the permanent and pen- respect of the age and educational qual-
sioiable establishment of the Colony ification requirements do not apply to
andis on the salary scale A 9: $3,120 x applicants who are already in the Ser-
$144 $3,984 x $144 $4,560. Free vice or are in a Prison Service.
quarters are provided or a house allow- 5. The successful candidate, if not
ance is paid in lieu thereof. already in the Service, will be required
2. The duties of the post are as to pass a medical examination for ad-
follows:- mission thereto.
(i) to be in charge of the ad minis- 6. Vacation leave is earned at the
tration of a Prison and of the rate of five days for each completed
training of subordinateofficers; month of resident service up to a maxi-
(ii) checking warrants of commit- mum of six months. subject to the
ment, their daily entry in the completion of'a minimum tour of ser-
registers and the accuracy of vice of two years. The candidate selec-
entries recording the dates of ted will be eligible for'the grant of. assis-
discharge of prisoners ; ted leave passages 'in--accordance with














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 3 APRIL, 1956.-(No. 21).


the Public Officers Leave (Passages)
Regulations, No. 34 of 1952.
7. Application stating name in full,
date and year of birth, qualifications,
-details of any previous experience, and
accompanied by copies of t wo recent tes-
timonials, should be addressed to the
Secretary, Public Service Commission,
General Post Office Building, George-
town, British Guiana, for delivery not
later than the 181h April, 1956. Appli-
cations received after this date will not
be considered.
8. Applicants already in the Public |
Service must submit their applications
through the normal official channels.
3rd April, 1956.

No. 115.
POSTS OF JUNIOR AGRICULTURAL
INSTRUCTORS, DEPARTMENT OF AGRI-
CULTURE, ST. VINCENT, B.W.I.

Applications are invited from suit-
ably qualified candidates for the two
vacant posts of Junior Agricultural
Instructors in the Department of Agri-
culture.
Appointment. The appointment is
non-pensionable and will be for a pro-
bationary period of one year in the first
instance. The successful candidate will
be subject to the Colonial Regulations
and General Orders and Financial and
:Store Rules of the Windward Islands
and to the various Ordinances and sub--
sidiary Legislation in force in the Col-
*ony in so far as they are applicable.
Salary: The salary is at the rate of
:$768 rising by annual increments of $60
to $1,068 per annum.
Allowances: Travelling allowance is
-payable in accordance with local regu-
lations in respect of a means of trans-
port approved by the Administration.
Quarters: Quarters are not provided
nor any allowance in lieu thereof.
Duties: The duties will include the
development and geoieral supervision of
peasant agriculture with special refer-
ence to soil conservation, land settle-
ment, c re di t societies, co-operative
processing and marketing of crops,
livestock development, the administra-
tion of laws relating to agriculture and
such other duties as may be required to
be performed from time to time.
Applications giving full particulars
of the candidate's qualifications and
experience ani accompanied by two
testimonials, should be addressed to the
Superintendent of Agriculture, Agri-
cultural Department, St. Vincent and
should reach him not later than 15th
April, 1956.
20th March, 1956.


No. 116.
SENIOR DRAUGHTSMAN, WINDWARD
ISLANDS.

Applications are invited for appoint-
ment to the post of Senior Draughts-
man, Windward Islands, particulars of
which are as follows :--
Appointment : The post is non-pen-
sionaLble, and appointment there-
to will be on a temporary con-
tractual basis for a period of 2
years in the first instance. The
officer will be subject to the
Colonial R, gulations arid the
local Geneial Orders for the time
being in force, so far as they are
applicable. The officer will be
a men,.ber of the staff of the
Executive Architect, Windward
Islands. aind will be stationed in
St. Lucia.
Salary: The salary will be at the
rate of $3,360 (700) per annum
in the scale $3,360 x $120-$3,600
(700 x 25-750) per annum.
Qualifications: Applicants should
have had at least 5 years experi-
ence of work usually undertaken
by an Architect's Oftice and be
thoroughly conversant with the
preparation of working drawings
and specifications.
Quarters Quarters are not provided.
Passages: Free passiuges to St. Lucia
will I.e provided for the officer,
his wife and children,not exceed-
ing 5 persons in all; children to
be under 18 years of 'age, unmar-
ried, and dependent on the officer
Free return passages Will also be
provided on the satisfactory ter-
mination of the period of engage-
ment.
Leave: Vacation leave on full salary
will -be granted at the rate of one
week for each completed period
of 12 months service. Such leave
to be taken on the satisfactory
termination of the officers' con-
tract.
1',edical Attention : Free Medical
attention and medicines are not
provided.
Taxation: All Government officers
are liable to taxation imposed by
local legislation.
Applications, giving full particulars of
applicants' qualifications and experience
and accompanied by two testimonials
which will not be returned, should be
addressed to the Chief Secretary, Wind-
ward Islands. at Grenada, and should'
reach him not later than the 30th April,
1956.
20th March, 1956.















98 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 3 APRIL; 1956.-(No. 121).


No. 13 2.
tiRITISH CARIBBEAN M[ETEOltOLOG(ICAL
SERVICE.

VACANT POSTS-TEMPORARY
METEOROLOGICAL ASSISTANTS,
GRADE II.

Applications are invited for six posts
of Temporary Meteorological Assistant,
Grade II, which have arisen in connec-
tion with the Service's participation in
the project of hurricane research spon-
sored by the U.S. Weather Bureau.
Applicants must be British subjects
not less than 18 years of age. Previous
experience is not essential.
Education. Applicants should hold a
School Certificate Grade I, or its equiva-
lent, with a pass in mathematics or
physics.
Duties. To carry out such meteorolo-
gical and other duties, including the
operation of rawinsonde equipment, as
may be required. Successful candidates
will, after initial training, be employed
either at Palisadoes Airport, Jamaica,
or at Grand Cayman. They will be re-
quired to perform their duties at any
time during the day or night and on any
day of the year, including Sundays and
Public Holidays.
Salary. Salaries will be in the scale
E340 x 20-600 per annum. Successful
candidates may be appointed above the
minimum if their qualifications and
experience so warrant.
Terms of Service. The appointments
are not pensionable and will be for a
period not exceeding three years, al-
though no guarantee of employment for
any specified period can be given. Lim-
ited opportunities may occur from time
to time for absorption into the perma-
nent and pensionable establishment of
the Service in one or other of the British
Caribbean Territories. Appointment is
subject to medical fitness and may be
terminated at any time by one month's
notice. Officers will normally work on
shift basis up to 40 hours per week
and no overtime payments will be made.
Leave and allowances will be in accord-
ance with the regulations applicable to
temporary civil servants in the territory
in which the officers are serving.
Passages. Free passages for officers,
but not their families, will be provided,
on appointment, to their territories of
employment and, on the satisfactory
completion of their employment, to
their countries of engagement. Officers
will be required to sign undertakings to
refund the cost of their outward pas-
sages in the event of their voluntarily
relinquishing their posts within one
year of engagement or of their dismissal
for misconduct.
27th March. 19"5l,


No. 142.
SUPPLEMENTS TO GAZETTE.

The Accounts of the Colony for the
period 1st January to 30th November,
1955, are published with this issue of
the Gazette.
3rd April, 1956.

No. 143.
The Administration Report by the
Education Departurent for the year
1954, is published with this issue of the
Gazette.
By Command,
A. L. SAMUEL,
Acting Government ,Secretary.
GOVERNMENT OFFICE.
3rd April, 1956.

DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

SUPREME COURT NOTICES.

NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands will .be
held at the Court House in Kingstown,,
for the trial of CRIMINAL causes on
Tuesday the 24th day of April, 1956,
commencing at 10.00 o'clock in the
forenoon.
All parties concerned, also such per-
sons as are bound over by recognizance
to prosecute or give evidence,,or sum-
'moned as Jurors or witnesses are com-
manded to give their personal atten-
dance.
8th March, 1956.

NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands will be
held at the Court House in Kingstown,
for the trial of CIVIL causes in the
Summary and Original Jurisdictions of
the Court on Tuesday the 24th day
of April, 1956, commencing at 10.00
o'clock in the forenoon.
8th March, 1956.

NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands will be
held at the Court House in Kingstown,
for the hearing of APPEALS FROM
MAGISTRATES on Tuesday the 24th
day of April, 1956, commencing at
10.00 o'clock in the ftrenoon.
C. E. RAWLE,
Registrar, Supreme Court.
R REGISTRAR'S OFFICE.
KINGSTOWN,
8th March, 1956.













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 3 APRIL, 1956.-(No. 21,.


WAGES COUNCIL NOTICE.

In pursuance of sub-section 1 of section 6 of the Wages Councils Ordinance,
1953, (No. 1 of 1953), it is hereby notified that it is intended to make a Wages
Council Order, establishing a Wages Council to perform in relation to the workers
in the Sugar Industry the functions specified in the Wages Councils Ordinance,
1953.
Copies of the draft Order which appears hereunder may be obtained from
the Government Office, Kingstown.
Any objections made with respect to the draft Order must be delivered per-
sonally or by post to the Administrator, not later than the 12th day of April, 1956.

DRAFT ORDER.

Wages Council (Sugar Industry) Order.

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Governor-in-Council by section 3
of the Wages Councils Ordinance, 1953 (No. 1 of 1953), the Governor-in-Council
makes the following Order:-
1. Short title. This Order may be cited as the Wages Council (Sugar
Industry) Order, 1956.

2. Establishment of Wages Council. There shall be established in
respect of the workers to whom this Order applies as set out in the Schedule
hereto, and their employers, a Wages Council to be known as the Sugar Industry
Wages Council.

3. Cancellation. The Wages Council (Agriculture) (Sugar and Arrow-
root) Order, 1953, (S.R. & 0. 1953, No. 37) is hereby cancelled.

4. Commencement. This Order shall come into force on the day
of 1956.

Made by the Governor-in-Council under section 3 of the Wages Councils
Ordinance, 1953 (No. 1 of 1953), this day of 1956.

Clerk of Executive Council.

SCHEDULE.
Workers to whom the Order applies.
Workers in the Colony employed by any person or undertaking engaged in
the cultivation and reaping of sugar canes and/or the manufacture of sugar in
respect of their employment for the purposes of such business.


WAGES COUNCIL NOTICE.

In pursuance of sub-section 1 of section 6 of the Wages Councils Ordinance,
1953, (No. 1 of 1953), it is hereby notified that it is intended to make a Wages
Council Order, establishing a Wages Council to perform in relation to the workers
in Agricultural Industries other than the Sugar Industry, the functions specified
in the Wages Councils Ordinance, 1953.
Copies of the draft Order which appears hereunder may be obtained from
the Government Office, Kingstown.
Any objections made with respect to the draft Order must be delivered per-
sonally or by post to the Administrator, not later than the 12th day of April, 1956.

DRAFT ORDER.

Wages Council (Agriculture) Order.

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Governor-in-Council by section 3
of the Wages Councils Ordinance, 1953 (No. 1 of 1953), the Governor-in-Council
makes the following Order:-
1. Short title. This Order may be cited as the Wages Council (Agricul-
ture) Order, 1956.















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 3 APRIL, 1956-(No. 21.)


2. Establishment of Wages Council. There shall be established in
respect of the workers to whom this Order applies as set out in the Schedule
hereto, and their employers, a Wages Council to be known as the Agricultural
Wages Council.

3. Cancellation. The Wages Council (Agriculture) (Minor Crops) Order,
1953, (S.R. & 0. 1953, No. 38) is hereby cancelled.

4. Comlmencemrent. This Order shall come into force on the day
of 1956.

Made by the Governor-in-Council under section 3 of the Wages Councils
Ordinance, 1953 (No. 1 of 1953), this day of 1956.

Clerk of Executive Council.

SCHEDULE.
Workers to whom the Order applies.
Workers in the Colony employed by any person or undertaking (not including
the Government Cotton Ginnery or the Arrowroot Pool) engaged in the business
of the cultivation and reaping of crops including arrowroot, cotton, peanuts,
sweet potatoes and other crops (excluding sugar cane) and/or the manufacture
or processing thereof in respect of their employment for the purposes of such
business.


TREASURY DEPARTMENT.


LAND AND HOUSE TAX NOTICE.

Notice is hereby given that the undermentioned persons having become
defaulters under the "Land and House Tax Ordinance", their properties having
been levied upon will be offered for sale at 1 p.m. on Saturday 14th April, 1956,
at the Treasury, Kingstown, for the recovery of taxes due.
A. D. W. JOHNSON,
Accountant General.
Treasury Chambers,
Kingstown.
17th March 1956.
DISTRICT II.


Name of Owner or
Occupier
1. Andrews, Fred
2. Barnwell, Conrad
3. Benn, Avon
4. Benn, Ezekiel
5. Brown, Newsam
6. Cabrall, Mary
7. Cupid, Benedick
8. Daniel, Ephraim
9. DeCall, Manoel
10. Delemore, Conrad
11. Dougan, Alexandrina
12 France, Josephine
13. Frank, Amelia
14. George, Lawrence
15. Gilchrist, Joseph

16. Glasgow, Thomas
17. Hillocks, Donald
18. Jackson, A. James
19. Jacobs, Mary
20. James, Josiah
21. John, Henry
22. Lucas, Nathaniel, Hrs.


Situation of
Property
New Prospect
.... New Grounds
_ Maderia Valley
...... Adelphi
...... Biabou
...... Diamond
..... Diamond
...... Greggs
...... Escape
..... Spring
.... Chapmans
...... Chapmans
..... New Prospect
..... Grants
Bridgetown

..... Adelphi
..... Biabou
...... Grants
...... Grants
_. New Grounds
...... Escape
...... High Lowmans


Description of
Property
1 Dwelling house
1 Dwelling house
1 Dwelling house
1 acre, 3 poles
1 Dwelling 'house
1 House spot
1 House spot
3 acres, 3 roods, 12 poles
1 rood, 12 poles
1 House (shop)
1 House spot
1 Dwelling house
1 House spot
1 House spot
1 Dwelling house.
(ft' x 22')
27 Poles
1 House spot
32 Poles
f House spot
1 Dwelling house
1 Dwelling house
1 House spot















PAINTT VINCENT, TUESI.AY, 3 APRIL, L9.">.-- (N'. 21,


Name of Owner or
Occupier
23. MacKenzie, John _
24. Matthews, Carlton, Hrs.
25. Matthews, Christiana
26. Matthews, Nathaniel _
27. McDowall, Reginald
28. McPhun, John .....
29. Pope, Matilda
30. Pope, Rosanna
31. Prince, Milton _.
32. Richards, John
33. Rodgers, Elijah
34. Rodgers, James .
35. Rose, Almaida
36. Sampson, Jeremiah
37. Samuel, Vinie,
38. Simmons, Edwin _
39. Smith, James
40. Stephenson, Huntley
41. St. Hilairie, Cecil
42. Thomas, Benjamin .....
43. Thomas, Claude
44. Thomas, Livingstone
45. Thomas, Mary
46. Tittle, Alexander
47. Walker, Elmina
48. Williams, Abraham
49. Williams, Joseph
50. Williams, Theophilus
51. Woodley, Dorcas


Situation of
Property
Adelphi
Greggs
Greggs
Greggs
New Adelphi
Hadleys (Lowmans)
Greggs
Lower Lowmans
Chapmans
Chapmans
New Adelphi
New Prospect
Union Village
New Adelphi
Biabou
Chapmans
Adephi
Adephi
Greggs
North Union
New Grounds
Diamond
Lowmans
Higher Lowmans
Greggs
Adelphi
Diamond
Chapmans
Union Village


Description of
Property
4 acres, 2 roods
2 acres, 1 rood, 6 poles
25 Poles
2 Roods
1 Dwelling house
1 House spot
1 House spot
1 House spot
1 Dwelling house
1 Dwelling house
1 Dwelling house
2 acres, 18 poles
1 Dwelling house
4 acres, 2. roods, 11 poles
1 Dwelling house
1 Dwelling house
1 House spot
1 Dwelling house
3 acres, 3roods
1 Dwelling house
1 Dwelling house
1 Dwelling house
1 House spot
1 Dwelling house
1 rood, 8 poles
2 acres, 2 roods
1 Dwelling house
1 House spot
1 Dwelling house


DISTRICT IIIm.
Baptiste, Arthur, Hrs. ...... Camden Park
Greaves, Lydia Montrose
Gumbs, Adolphus ... Castle Grant
Penniston, Ivan & Muriel Montrose
Woods, Anna ...... Camden Park


TREASURY NOTICE.

SUPPLIES CONTROL.

It is h:rey notified for ugteertal i -
formati, it th:t Impn ort Licelc..: X itil
Ie issti-d' for thi purchase of priva'a
c'irs iand toinieorcial vehicles from ih,,
UTnitild 'tatts aitn Canada prjo-ided
thlat-
(i) tlh purchiast of a United S:at.s.
North American or (; a ji:An
v.idicl is -ssniitial and no reason-
able sul)s:itute can be founl ;.:
the non-dollar world:
(ii) the cars are made avwi'lablh, oinly
to ut'-rs whos.- business or i, l'ic
dutiesinvolvw long distance t'"i' v
over up-conn; ry roads;
(iii) thli piur'ch;sers can establish that
they have a genninp need for this
tv pe cf car fr purposes of impirt-
ane t- t he territory;
(iv' no reasle is :allowed except to
,t nsr who would qualify nnd.de
the s;>4:1ne conditions :is th', ry i-
inal sale.
A. D. W. JOHNSON.
Controller of Slipplies.
26th March. 1956.


1 Dwelling house
1 House spot
6 acres
1 Dwelling house
14 poles


STATEMENT SHOWING BRITISH CARIB-
BEAN COIN CIRCULATION IN THE
BRITISH CARIBBEAN T RRITORIES
(EASTERN GROUP) ON 1st DE-
CEMBER. 1955.


1c ~I955.
[lirjtisiajh c i Co}ii iii cir-


Tiii idad & TIobttgo

Britishi Gniani ..
Gr'-nada ..
S4 Vincetud
St. L~ucia..
D,.rniiniea..
Antigua..
St. Ritbi ..


Nil



s$15,600
230,400
70,600
8.000
9,025
-29,750
12,850
20,475
9,550

S556,254i


L. 8P'1'FNCE.
J~xei-0it i'i ii' )i/isotr-Oe
BritiJi ('ei'7ibh~w- O urrirleny
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Saint Vincent government
gazette

v. 89 no. 21

Order of the Day





















FINANCIAL
STATEMENTS.










RECEIP"' AND PAYMENTS


RiOCseTs.


N


1. Import Duties
2. Export Duties
3. Excise Duties
4. Other Duties
5. Licences
6. Taxes
7. I-arboar Dues
8. Other Fees of Court, etc.
9. Post Office
10. Telephones
11. Rental and Interest
12. Sale of Crown Lands

Total Ordinary Revenue

EXTRAORDIxARY.

11B. Loans and Advances, Repayments
lie. Transfer of Colony Funds to Revenue
13. Coloni l Development & Welfare Schemes
14. Deferred Maintenance
15. Grant in Aid-Normal
15A. Leave Passages













Total Revenue

Authorised Ad vances

Controller of Supplies Trading Account

Deposits, S ci l Funds

Deposits, Other than Special Funds

Imprest

Joint Colonial Fund

C. A. Remittances

Investments *





Balance as 4 1st Jaunary, 1955


Estimate d
Receilj l
'955.

7113,500

0 228,300
!... 167,000
*.. 37,200
... 320,000
15,710
... 154,551
183,400
10,400
13.025
10,125

2,175,971'



... 149,283

... 278.989
32,500
329,780














S 2,966,523


55,109


6,747,894


I Actual Receipts
to 30. 11. 55

$
770,033
242,759
202,672
167,911
44,616
318,478
17,22 9
158,216
129,32(>
8,907
16,269
7,765

2,084,183



37,851

306,108
14,009
414,320,
2,004












2,858,484

204,880

881,208

934,311

290,699

305,342

1,147,200

62,400

8,258


6,692,784











FROM 1sT JANUARY TO 30Tv NOVIIBER, 1955.


PAYM-MTS-


1. Governor
2. L gislature
3. Administration
4. Algiculture
5, Audit
6. Central Housing Authority
6A. Central Road Authority
6 ('. t ,. t'alI WVwter Authority
7. tJnaritable
9. Ed ca tion
11. Judicial
12. Labour
13. ILands and Survey
14. Legal
15. Medical
16. Miscellaneous
17. Pensions
18. Police *
19. Port and Marine
20. Post Office
21. Prisons
22. Public Debt
23. Pihblic Library
24. Public Works Department
25. Public Works Annually Recurrent
28. Subventions
30. Telephones
31. Treasury

Total Ordinary Expenditure


EXTRAORDINARY.

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

Total Expenditure


Authorised Advances

Controller of Supplies Trading account

Deposits, Special Funds

Deposits, Other than Special Funds

Imprest

Joint Colonial Fund

General Revenue Balance

Investments




Balance as at 30th November, 1955


TREASURY CHAMBERS,
ST. VINCuENT,
16th January, 1956.


Estimated
Payments
1955.

14,208
19, 9t0
124,615
110,251
17,05i
8,1100
205,125
27,594
31,508
35.,;;48
46,210
I 1,17
19,.!
7. 73
464.)28
117.199
58,13()
189.948
45.484
50,530
60,409
37.551
1 0,(30
78.303
100.645
82.084
27.716
79,795

2,416,824




18,.000
278.989
90.210
32.500)

.2,966,523


Aetual
P aywmeuts
to 30. 11. 55
$
9.150
17,182
100.C73

14.796
t.i000
282,796
21.555
24,?'98
322.948
39,931.
9,905
; :>,515
6 .56
311-.518
177,093
7 o1,139
S ,l,5,788
42,326
51..514
57 882
31.985
7.429
AF.037
65.r,61
101."99
23,058
77,490

2,292,458




66;.675
374.310
171.595
14.659

2,919,697


375,505

907,494

866.992

569.333

312,416

489,600

418

3,211



6,444,666

303,228

6.747.894


A. D. W. JOHNSON,
Ag. Colonial Treasurer.








Miatement of the Assets and Liabilities of the Colony of St. Vincent as at 30ih November, 1955.


1954
c.
L57,533 00



L17,482 00


Deposits:-
Sp, cial Funds
L ms In.yestweits thereon

Overdrafts:-
Crown Agents Joint Colonial Fund


L-ss Cash :-
Crown Agents Currm lit
Drafts and Remittances


163,714 00


Ge
R
E


$ c.

... 781,024 00
... 728,734 00


... 820,800 00

$
15 80
911 00


1954
$ c. $ c.
438,729 00

52,290 00


Advances
Less Deposits other


ban Special Funds


$ c. $ c.
... 1,004,314 00
... 204,665 00 799,679 00


Imprest. 7,074 00
Treasury and Snb-Treasuries 6,222 00
Barclays Bank-Curruet 29(,080 00 '310,302 00 510,498 00


neral Revenue Balarce:-
venue (net) sa at 30. 11. 55 2,552,376 00
expenditure (net) as at 30. 11. 55 2,545,387 00

Surplus as at :0th Noveimbi.r, 1955 G,.989 00
balance as at Ist J.inuar\', 1955 298,104 00 !305,093 00P
I


Less C. D. W. Defict as at 30th


... 68,202 00 236,891 00


i799.679 00 !i438,729 00


799,679 00


1. The Public Debt (not included in the above Liabilities) stocd at $679,tE4.( ( i (. 1l t. C(L ulated fut ds fci its reden pticn r t1 .722.(T as at30th November.1955.


TREASURY CHAMBERS,
SAINT VINCENT, B.W.I.
16th January, 1956.


PETER R. ELLS,
Colonial Treasurer.


438.729 00


Notes:-


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DEPA"YT" F EDUCATION.

ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1954.

PART -

HISTORICAL,

For an account of the development of Educa ion prior to 1954 the reader is
referred to the Annual Renorts for 1950 and 194S.

PART II.
A. SUMMARY OF THE ENisTING EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
1. Administration.
The posts Jn the Education Department in 1954 other than 'hose directly
connected witi the staffing of 'schools were as follows:-
,. An Education Officer
2. An Inspector of Schools
3. An Organiser of Women's Wo.rk
4. A Handicraft Instructress
5. A Handicraft Instructor
6. Two Domestic Science Instructresses
7. One Supervising Teacher
8. Three Clerks
9. A Messenger.
The Education Officer is responsible for the administration of the educational
system of the Colony. The Primary Schools .are inspected by the inspector of
Schools.
2. Advisory Boards and Committees.
The Board of Education in 1954 consisted of the Headmaster of the Grammar
School as Chairman and eleven other members. Its function is to advise the
head of the Administration on policy and also to assist in, the fraindng of regula-
tions. The members of the Board include the Education Officer, Inspector of
Schools, Heads of the Government Secondary Schools, Clergymen, and a repre-
sentative of the St. Vincent Teacher's Association in addition to members of
the general public.
3. Primary Schools.
The Primary Schools, 42 in number, are divided into Governi-ent Schools
and Denominational Schools. Government Schools number 20. The Denomina-
tional Schools are divided among three Denominations as follows:-Anglicans 9,
Methodists 11, Roman Catholics 2. In the Denominational or Assisted Primary
Schools the teachers are employed by the several Committees of Management
subject to the .approval of the Governor, but their salaries and pensions are
paid-by Government, which also supplies grants for the upkeep of buildings
and equipment, and provides most of the furniture ant all the books. Primary
education is free.
The school age is from 5 to 15 years. All the primary schools are co-
educational.
4. Staffing of Primary Schools.
"The number of teachers provided in each school in any one year is deter-
mined,by the average attendance of the previous year as follows:--
Head Teacher ...... 25 pupils
Certificated Assistant Teacher ...... 50 pupils
Probationary Assistant Teacher ...... 40 pupils
Student Teacher ...... 25 pupil;
Pupil Teacher ...... 25 pupils
5. Compulsory Education.
Education is not compulsory. It wouVl be impossible to enforce any such
regulation owing to lack of accommodation.
6. Secondary Schools.
There are two Government-controlled fee paying Secondary Schools, one
for boys and one for girls. There is no Secondary School inspectorate. The
two schools are controlled by their heads within the framework of general
directives and policy.
A junior fee-paying school acts as a preparatory school for the two secondary
schools. I
















A private school, situated in Kingstown,. which receives a, subsidy from Gov-
ernment in the form of two teachers paid from Government funds, provides
education at a secondary level.

7. Adult Education.
As undertaken by the Department it consists mainly in, work with Women's
Clubs an!" in the teaching of Handicrafts (Straw work) to groups of women
who come to various centres for that purpose..
8. Teacher Training.
Under the present Teacher Training Programme pupil teachers and other
uncertificaed teachers attend at centres in which they receive systematic
instruction in the subjects required for the pupil teacher ard certificate
examinations. In Septer- ber, 4 teachers we.e sent Lo the newly opened training
College at Erdiston, Barbados.

9. School Building.
Belair Health Centre underwent structural alterations, ,and was opened in
January as a Government School, Government taking the School ai Belair from
the Anglicans in exchange for Calliaqua Government School.
Infran Schools functioning as Junior Sections of large Primary Schools
near by were opened during the year at Chateaubelair. Diamond (Windward),
Langley Park and Clare Valley.
Towards the end of the year work began on two new Schools tuilt to re-
place the Methodist School at Biatou and the Anglican School at Lowmans'
(Windward) both of which were beyond repair.
Renovation and extension are still necessary in the majority of Schools.

B. COMMENTS ON POLICY AND CURRENT DEVELOPMENT.
Mr. C. V. D. Hadley, the Education Officer of St. Vincent, who had been
seconded for making a Survey of Education in the Windward Islands. submitted
his report to Government in November, 1954. Hope had been entertained of
the possibility of implementing his recommendations early in 1955, especially
as regards the overcrowding in all Schools-a problem which is steadily
increasing, and for which it is difficult to Ind solution-but at the end of the
year implementation in 1955 seemed unlikely.
The School leaving Examination, for all Primary Schools introduced, in 1951,
was conducted for the fourth year, and the results showed improvement, especially
in Arithmetic and English.
The work of the Visiting Teacher is appreciated by the Senior pupils and
by the majority of class Teachers of IV, V, VI. The improved, standard shewn
in the papers examined may be attributed in a great measure to his tactful
efforts and the support he has received from Head Teachers.

PART III.
Chapter I. LEGISLATION AND ADMINISTRATION.

(1) Tfie Board of Education.
The Board of Education met twice during the year. Proposals made by the
St. Vincent Teachers Association for the grant of vacation leave with full pay
to Certificated Teachers and the payment of Marriage Gratuities to women
teachers were recommended by the Board and approved by Government.

S2) Legislation.
A minor amendment .was made to the Regulations for the Grammar School
an- the Girls' High School.

(3) Staff Changes.
The Headmaster of the Grammar School continued to act as Education Officer
until Mr. Hadley resumed duty on 1st September.
In December, Miss J. Daisley replaced Miss A. Stewart as a Cierk in the
Department.

Chapter II.--I'NANCE.

(1) The total expenditure on Education in 1954 from Colony funds, con-
trolled by the Education Department, amounted to $334,310.47 made up as
follows:-


















Other Total
Charges


Grammar School
Girls' High Schoo!
Intermediate Sc:hool
Primary Schools
Secondary (General)
Higher Education

Total Expenditure


$
27,057

1,364
. 249,30


r. $
7 2,385
>n 1.580
i3 -
T9 .1 180
7.027
- 7,394


..... 23.742 35 3 7,568 12 334,310 47


(2) The Medical Department spent the sum of f2,191.93, and the Public
Works Department spent the sum of $674 .'7 from Colony funds in the service
of Education.
(3) According to returns which were received from the three Religious
Denominations who own the Assisted Primary Schools, the non Government
expenditure in 1954 was $11,889.80.
(4) The amounts received for tuition fees were as under:--
Grammar School ...... $10,46.1 .0
Girls' High School ...... 8,254.32
Kingstown Preparatory Sciool ...... 2,383.7.
Evening Classes ...... 360.50


Total


$21,460.17


(5) Expenditure under Colonial Development and Welfare Schemes was
$46,830.90 distributed as follows:-
Books and hqmpmeni ...... $ 428.27
Woodworking Tools ..... 137.60
Furniture ...... 2,958.00
School Building ...... 43,307.03

$46,830.26

(6) Per Capita Costs.
The cost to Government per pupil in average attendance in the primary
schools was $23.61, and it was $67.95 for each pupil in the secondary schools.

Chapter III.-PRIMARY EDUCATION.
(1) Schools.
The number of Elementary Schools in 1954 was 42 classified into Govern-
ment Schools and Assisted Denominational Schools as follows:-
Government Schools ..... ...... 20
Anglican Schools .... ...... 9
Methodist Schools ...... ...... 11
Roman Catholic Schools ...... ...... 2
The school age extends from 5 to 15 vyers. Attendance is free but not com-
pulsory; all schools are co-educational. The number of children enrolled was
16,249. The average attendance was 11,369. Small private schools exist but
the Education Department exercise no control over them.
(2) Staffing.
The number of teachers employed was 442. They consisted of:


Head Teachers ...... ......
Certificated Assistant Teachers ...... .
Uncertificated Teachers:
Probationary Assistants ...... ......
Student Teachers .... ..... ......
Pupil Teachers ........
Woodwork Instructor and 2 Domestic Science Teachers.
Woodwork Instructor and 2 Domestic Science Teachers.
The minimum academic qualifications for certification is
of the Cambridge School Certifiacate or ihe candidate must
local examination considered to be of equivalent standard. In
dates must pass a local examination in professional subjects.


42


4.)
47
231


the possession
have passed a
addition candi-


~-.s p~


$
-9,443
1.0,596
1,364
268,48M
,,v27
7,394
















The ratio of teachers in charge of classes to pupils in the elementary
schools is as follows:-
Head Teachers ...... ......2... 25 pupils
Certificated Assistant Teachers 50
Uncertificated Teachers:
Probationary Assistants ...... 40
Student Teachers ...... ...... 25
Pupil Teachers ...... ...... ...... 25
(3) Buildings.
A small infant school and community hall was erected at Clare Valley.
Two new schools at Biabou and Lowmans (Windward) were in process of
erection before the end of the year.
All Government School buildings are maintained from Government funds.
In the Denominational Schools the buildings are owned by the Denominations
and Government assists on a fifty-fifty basis with necessary repairs.

(4) Work in the Schools.
There are indications of improvement in spite of the many difficulties that
exist.
The 6th. Standard or School leaving examination, together with the reorgani-
sation of the work in the upper standards on whichit is based, has been in
operation for 3 years and some estimate can now be made of toe effect of
this reorganisation on the work of the Primary Schools.
While there is evidence that considerable improvement has 'aken place,
much has still to be done before the education offered in the Primary Schools
can be regarded as satisfactory, but it is reasonable to assume that if present
trends are continued a good standard will be attained in the noit too distant
future.

The examination results for 1.952--54 rre as follows:-
Year No. Entered No Passed Perc.-ntage
1952 0...... 5 92 30.2
R'53 ....... 434 90 31.7
1954 ...... 354 170 48.

The Examination which is a written ore is set in the following subjects:
(i) English (3 Papers)-Composition, Dictation, Comprehension and Grammar,
(ii) Arithmetic, (iii) History (West Indian), (iv) Geography, (v) Hygiene (vi) Ele-
mentary Biology. Woodwork and Domestic Science are taken by the Schools in
Kingstown and Georgetown-the School: which teach these subjects. The new
Government School at Belair is also equipped and will take these subjects
next year. and it is hoped to make a start at Troumaca in 1955.

Candidates are required to pass in English and Arithmetic and in not
less than two of the other subjects, excluding Woodwork and Domestic Science;
and toi obtain at least 45% of the aggregate marks.
It is interesting to note that of the 14 Schools assisted by the Visiting Teacher
during 1954, 10 have shewn improvement varying from slight to considerable.
Georgetown Go-. 'rnment School is to be congratulated on the excellent re-
sults obtained, 31 out of 31 candidates having passed the Examination. Good
work was maintained in Marriaqua Government, Biabou Methodist, and Low-
mans (Wd. Anglican Schools, while the new Belair Government School opened
in January attained a good standard. All concerned are to be congratulated.

On the Examination results the schools were placed as follows:-
A. Good
Belair Government
Biabou Methodist
Georgetown Government
Lowmans (Wd.) Anglican
Marriaqua Government

B. Satisfactory
Barrouallie Anglican
Kingstown Methodist
Layou Government
Richmond Hill Government
Ashton Government-Union Island














5

C. Fair
Bequia Anglican
Buccament Government
Canouan Government
Gomea Methodist
Kingstown Romnan Catholic
Lowmans (Ld.) Anglican
Questelles Government
Troumaca Government
Union Methodist
Westwood Methodist

D. Improving, but not satisfactory
Evesham Methodist
Paget Farm Government

E. Unsatisfactory
Brighton Methodist
Calliaqua Anglican
Chateaubelair Methodist
Coloarie Roman Catholic
Dorsetshire Hill Government
Kingstown Anglican
South Rivers Methodist
Stubbs Government
The other small schools in remote districts are unclassified.
A Speech, Night was held in July at the Memorial Hall Kingstown and the
Certificates and Prizes won at the Examinstions held in 1953 were presented.
Cups won is the Cricket and Netball Competition held in 1954 were distributed,
and a 'Cup for the best Examination results in 1953 offered by His Honour W. F.
Coutts, C.M.G. was presented to the Georgetown Government School.
A Singing Competition sponsored by the St. Vincent Music Council was
held in Kingstown in November. Several schools competed, and the standard
reached was on the whole satisfactory.
(5) Scholarships.
Six scholarships to the Secondary Schools from the Primary Schools were
won. In addition, the Municipality of Kingstown offered four scholarships. At
various periods scholarships tenable at the Government Secondary Schools are
also awarded by the Religious Denominations, local organizations and private
individuals.

SECONDARY EDUCATION.
Grammar School.
The average attendance for the year was 258; there were 14 Government
free places of whom 4 were Internal Exhibitioners. Free places maintained
by other agencies, numbered 12.
The ages of the pupils ranged from 11 years to 19 years. There were no
pupils under 11 years of age and 42 over 18 years.
The pupils of Form VI were prepared for the Cambridge Higher School
Certificate Examination, while those of Form V were prepared for the Cam-
bridge School Certificate. There were 4 passes out of 6 at the Higher School,
and 18 out of 26 at the School Certificate. The average age at which the
School Certificate is taken is 17 years.
During Term I the Staff consisted of 11, 3 of whom Were graduates, 5
holders of the Inter-Arts, 3 (acting) the H.S.C. In Term II, consequent upon
the departure of the Science Master (acting) (H.S.C.) the Staff consisted of
the remaining 10 and a visiting Science teacher. During Term III, there were
4 Graduates, 4 Inter-Arts, 2 H.S.C. (one acting) and the visiting Science teacher.
(a) The School took' part in Cricket, Football, Athletic and Aquatic Sports
and entered teams in local competitions in the first three. The Cricket Team
won the Fraser-Neckles Cup for local cricket for the first time. The School
also took part in the Windward Inter-Schools Tournament in St. Lucia in
April.
(b) The Debating Society had several evenings of profit using the 16 m.m.
Projector to advantage.
(c) The School Choir maintained its high standard of performance and
again earned a first place in the Competition organised by the Music Associa-
tion in December. Carol Singing at Christmas time has become a regular
feature.















(d) The Cadets and Scouts made steady progress. An enjoyable camp
in Bequia in August did much to maintain the interest of the cadets, while the
Scout continued to earn proficiency badges. Both Cadets and beouts were
represented at all official parades. The Corps mourned the loss in July of two
N.C.O's, L/Cpl. N. D. McPd Jack, and. Opl, V. A. 14. Stephens.

Girls' High School.
In 1954 the average attendance was 203. There were 15 Governm.ent Scholars,
and 12 other scholarship holders. The age range of the school was 11, years to
19 years. (One pupil of 10 years was admitted). The main religious denom-
inations are:- Anglican, Methodist, and Roman Catholic.
The girls of Form VI were prepared for the Cambridge Higher School
Certificate Examination, and the girls of Form V the Cambridge School Cer-
tificate Examination. In the Higher Examination 2 pupils out of 4 were
successful and in the School Certificate Examination there were 13 successful
candidates out of 18. The average ages for these candidates were 19 years
for the H.SjC. and 16 years 11 months for S.C. In addition, there were the
following passes in the Royal Society of Arts Examination:- English 6, Book-
keeping 2, Arithmetic 5, Geography 4. One girl qualified for a group certificate
with four subjects.
In November 1954, a new wing of five class-rooms was opened. This greatly
relieved the over-crowding in School. The number of Staff consisted of 11 in-
cluding the Headmistress. During Terms II and III, there was no teacher of
Commercial subjects, but a part-time mistress was available in Term I. During
Term III the school lost one of its trained teachers, who retired on health grounds.
The School Choir again took first place for girls at the Annual Singing
Competition held iin December. The School Guides and Junior Red Cross have
been active. Two girls became Queen's Guides in 1954.
The games played were Tennis and Netoall. During part of the year; tennis
was abandoned as the court was being repaired. Athletics Sports were held at
the end of Term I. In Term II, the school presented a concert in two parts;
the first songs, and the second, Scenes from Shakespeare. The Annual Prize-
giving was at the end of Term III.


Chapter V.-TECHNICAL TRAINING.
There are no courses provided by the Education Department.
The Medical Department provided courses for Sanitary Inspectors, Dispensers,
Hospital Nurses and Midwives. These persons are all trained locally for exam-
inations leading to local certificates.
Public Works Department: The persons whe were sent to England and to
Puerto Rico completed their various courses of training as mentioned in the
1953 Report.
Mechanical Workshop-The apprenticeship scheme was cominued. An
Apprentice Mechanic was given a six months course in Trinidad i" Automobile
Mechanic Work.

Surveys: Five scholarships in Surveying tenable at the Survey School in
Trinidad were awarded in May. After two years training the candidates will be
expected to sit for the Intermediate Examination of the Royal Institution of
Chartered Surveyors Sub-division (V) (Land Survey). During tbc year three
persons took courses in Draughtmanship in Trinidad.
One member of the Telephone Department was given a short course in
telephony.

Chapter VI.-UNIVERSITY AND OTHER POST SECONDARY EDUCATION INCLUDING
OVERSEAS SCHOLARSHIPS.

The Island Scholarship. A schoralship is awarded biennially tc the boy or
girl who comes first in the Higher School Certificate Examination to proceed
to a recognized British University for the purpose of becoming qualified in
some approved profession or occupation. The scholarship for this year was
won by Miss Peggy Gibbs.

There is also a biennial Agricultural Scholarship tenable at the Imperial
College of Tropical Agriculture in Trinidad
In 1954 the following scholarship holders were pursuing courses:














Course University


R. H. Cox Medicine Glasgow
A. C. K. Antrobus Medicine i University College of the West
Miss Jacqueline Antrobus Arts f Indies, Jamaic?.
Other students are pursuing degrees and other courses at Universities and
Colleges abroad. The various fields of sturdy include Agriculture, Nursing, Medi-
cine, Science and Surveying.

Chapter VII.-TRAINING OF TEACHERS.
No college exists for the training of teachers in St. Vincent or within the
Windward Islands. In 1954 four students (two men and two women) were
sent to Erdistori College, Barbados to take the two-year course of training.
The local teacher training scheme is still in existence and the examination
results compared favourably with those of the previous year.
Teachers' Examinations.
Nineteen persons passed the Final Examination for Certification and have
been awarded Teachers' Certificates.
The successes in the Student Teachers and the Pupil Teachers' Examina-
tions were as under:-
Student Teachers ..... ...... ...... 10
Grade III Pupil Teachers ..... ...... ...... 9
Grade II Pupil Teachers ...... ...... ...... 30
Supernumerary and Grade I Pupil Teachers...... 64

Chapter VIII.-PHYSICAL CONDITIONS IN SCHOOLS.
(1) Accommodation,
There is still need for increased accommodation in -a majority of schools.
The condition has been somewhat improved by obtaining separate buildings
for housing the Infant Sections of certain schools.
(2) Playing Fields.
The schools in many rural areas still lack adequate playing fields.
(3) Seating accommodation and desks.
There was definite improvement in this respect. Financial assistance was
also received from Colonial Development and Welfare funds for the provision
of school furniture.
(4) Gardens.
Work in School Gardens was still in abeyance.
(5) Lavatories.
All the primary schools are provided with lavatories.
(6) Nutrition Scheme.
On every school day skimmed milk and food yeast biscuits were served
to necessitous children. The number fed was considerably increased from
June through the kind gift of milk from UNICEF.

Chapter IX.-SOcIAL AND MORAL WFLFARE.
(1) Moral and Religious Instruction.
Religious teaching form a part of the curriculum in all Primary Schools.
In the Secondary Schools, Scripture is taught in the lower forms and is a
subject which can be taken for the School Certificate Examination.
(2) School Games.
Organised games form a part of the routine of the Secondary Schools.
Cricket, Football, Netball and Tennis are played.
Organised competitions in cricket, football and netball between the Primary
Schools in Kingstown also took place. It was also possible for the rural schools
to enter the Cricket Competition, and several trophies donated by well-4vishers
were awarded.
(3) Scouts and Guides.
Boy Scout Activities, 1954.
Fourteen Troops with numbers ranging from 12 to 42 Scouts functioned
during 1954, and .Scouters' Reports revealed satisfactory progress. Efforts
were made to reorganise and where necessary to purge several Troops, with
the result that the average age of the Scouts is now low. Interest was kept
alive however by Scout Tests, Hikes. Troop Camps and other Scout activities.


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The Cadets and the Auxiliary Forces have attracted many of our Senior
Scouts and Scouters, but their loss is compensated for by a healthy response
to the Cub Packs, and an Island Cub Commissioner has 'been appointed to
cope with the situation. At the end of 1954 there were 3 Cub Packs in Kings-
town with a, total roll of 80. The total number of Scouts was slightly over 300,
but only two-thirds of that number were really active and in uniform.
Girl Guides.
There was an increase in the number of Girl Guides during 1&54.
In June, the Honourable Mis Beryl Cozens-Hardy an English Headquarters
Guide Trainer spent nine days in St. Vincent, during which time she visited all
the Ranger and Guide Companies and the Brownie Packs. The Guides received
the benefit of some intensive lectures from her, and their several activities
included a Sports Meeting and a, Camp Fire.
It was recorded that the Trainer was very impressed with the standard of
Guiding in St. Vincent. Discipline was good, dress and appearance always
smart, and the standard of Guiding high. She was particularly pleased when
she met the Brownies. On that occasion 108 out of a total of 111 Brownies
turned out to greet her.
(4' The Red Cross Society.
The Junior Red Cross Links continued to function satisfactoily.

Chapter X.-ADULT EDUCATION.
(1) University College of the West Indies. Extra Mural Departn,-nt.
Lectures were delivered by the following visitors: Professor Sandmann,
Dr. Jessie Rankine and Dr. Robert le Page
In September, Extra Mural Classes were started in Mathematics and Spanish.
(2) Evening Classes.
The Evening Classes were carried or. throughout the year. Classes in
Needlework and Cookery were commenced in October and were well attended.
.(3) British Council.
Through the kindness of the British Council it was possible to circulate a
number of interesting and useful magazines and periodicals.
(4) Women's Groups.
The St. Vincent Federation of Women and Handicraft Centres have been
progressing satisfactorily during the year. The work has beer extended to
Union Island and Bequia and plans are being made for the establishment of
a Handicraft Centre in Canouan, as well as in other areas in St. Vincent.
There are now twenty-one groups of wnich eight are Handicraft Centres.
A great deal of enthusiasm has been evinced by members both in the Clubs
and Handicraft Centres, as well as individual workers who have been busily
engaged in Cottage Industries this year.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING-Representatives of Clubs met at Richmond Hill
School orn 28th April, where the elections of Officers for the Management
Committee were,held prior to the arrival of Mrs. W. F. Coutts and Mrs. M. E.
Jamieson, our Guest-speaker, who had paid visits to :a few of the Clubs and
who is also a very active and interested member of the Associated Country
Women of the World to which this organisation is afMliated. Mrs. Jamieson
gave a very inspiring address, which was published in the Challenge.
SPoTrs RALLY--During the early part of the year, groups were trained for
the Sports Rally, in addition to their other activities. The Sports were held
-at the Primary School Playing Field on 28th April under the patronage of
His Honour the Administrator, Mr. W. F. Coutts and Mrs. Coutts, who kindly
presented the Cup to the Bequia Women's Club and Certificates for 2nd and
3rd places to the Barrouallie and Georgetown Women's Clubs.
ExmsIrioNs-Throughout the year exhibits and samples of our local Handi-
craft have been supplied to various places-Articles were sent to the British
Industries Fair in London and many inquiries were made from a great many
countries regarding the placing of further orders. Exhibits were also sent
to the Grenada Exhibition, the League of Coloured People's Exhibition in
British Guiana in October, and to, the United Nations Gift Shop in New York.
A collection is now being made for .the Caribbean Commission to Le exhibited
at Exhibitions in the Caribbean Area.
FuNCTIONs-The Troumaca Busy Bee Club held a Fair in September and
the Bequia Women's Club held theirs on 2nd December. Straw-work, embroidery,
crochet, children's dresses, and needlework of other types were displayed for
sale. Thi; straw-work from Troumaca and the crochet from the Bequia Women's
Club reached a very high standard.















DRAMA-The Georgetown Women's Club successfully staged a play entitled
"Robinson Orusoe on the 16th December, while many other groups had concerts
during the year. The Calliaqua Girl's Club and the Troumaca Busy Bee Club
wrote and produced their own plays at some of these concerts and we heartily
congratulate them on these efforts.
Dances, fetes, picnics and other social evenings were enjoyed
Music AND SINGING-Many groups have listened attentively to gramophone
records and the Spring Village Club formed a girls' Steel Band in their Club,
and though in Its early stages, the band was able to entertain visitors.
LECTURES have been given on Nutrition, Housewifery, First Aid Child Care,
Life in other Countries and other subjects.
TRAINING CouRsE--The Handicraft Instructresses and Group Leaders were
given a Course in the making of Bamboo Baskets in June; this course was
held at the Kingstown Youth Centre and trainees behaved in a very orderly
manner and were all very keen on their work.
HAN ICRAFT-The standard and variety of handwork especially in straw-
work (sisal and screwpine) showed considerable improvement. Cigarette Cases,
Wallets, Thermos Flask and Sandwich Kits, Camera Cases and many other new
types of articles were introduced during the year in addition to the hats, slippers,
shopping bags, woven stools, belts and other lines previously produced.
W. M. LOPEY,
Education Officer (Acting).

























TALE 1.
Number of Instioitions as at 31st Deceinbr, 1954.


Post
Classification of Institutions. Secondary.


Maintained from Colonial or
local Government Funds .... -
Aided from Colonial or local
Government Funds -
Maintained by Public Corpora-
tions, if any ... -
All other Institutions ...


Total ...


Secondary
and Post
Primary.


2







3


Primary.



42







42


Total.



44

1
























TABLE II.

Number of Courses.


Post Secondary.

General. Teacher Other
General. I Traiing. Profes-
S sionlal.


Maintained from Colonial or Local
Government Funds ... -


Aided from Colon ial or Local
Government FniiS ... -


Maintainetl by Pablic (orpora-
tions, if any .." -


All other Institutions ... -


Total ... -


General.


Secondary.

Teacher Training Technical
Centres. Vocatiol


Primary.


and
al.


General.
I


M F Mixed M F Mixed M F Mixed M F


1"1 -. -- --



- -1 -


Mixed



41


- I -- -

I -


41 -


Teacher Training Other Vocational
Centres.

M F MLixed M F Mixed



---- 3 -- --


I -


Classification of Insiitutions.


- H-















TABLE II1.

Number of Pupils Enrolled as at 31st Deceber, 1954.


Maintained from Colonial or Local
Government Funds ...

Aided from Colonial or Local
Government Funds ...

Maintained by Public Corpora-
tions, if any ...

All other Institutions ...


Total ...


Post Secondary. Secondary.

M F M F


- 258 203

491 49


0 2




307 252


Primary.

M\ F


8,288




-


7,961


Total.

M F


8,546


49


8,164


49


Total.



S16,750


98


I ______ -
79~1 ~5!J S21~ 16808


........tal---_ ... 8 288 7 961859 13 6




















TABLE IV.
Number of Pupils analysed according to the type of course taken as at 31st DIcember, 1954.

Poat Secondary. Saeoodary. Primary.

Classifition of Ppils by Sex. Teacher Other Technical and Oteneraler.
Training. Professional General. Training Vocational. Centre Voc tional.
Centre. CentreR.

Male ... 258 8,288 44 -


Female ... 203 7,961 60 -


Total 461 16,249 104 -












TABLE V (a).

Number of Pupils by School Years and Ages as at 31"t December, 1954.


1 2

M. LF. M. F. M.

5351 581 2 1

711 685 385 349 13

t67 236 533 473 304

159 136 194 203 467

72 73 112 121 133

43 43 58 48 71

42 34 51 38 51

31 28 55 31 48

26 22 17 19 17

14 21 22 19 18

2 1 4 2 -

1,802 1,860 1,433 1.304 1,122


3 F.
F.


97

52

49

27

12

4

1,129


Year of School Course.

4 5

M. F. M. F.



1

13 29

119 131 29 27

418 418 193 189

179 165 373 311

75 68 94 114

77 80 65 47

35 33 37 35

15 23 22 16


Below 6

6- 7

7- 8

8- 9

9-10

10-11

11-12

12-13

13-14

14-15

15-16

Total


3 2

816 741


6

M. F.


1

58

140

263

199

62

28

56

756


.1

48

124

293

190

51

24

2

733


M.











14

161

253

76

52

7

562


7 8 (and over)

F. M. F.


8

139 6 5

243 126 84

85 311 295

42 326 288

1 91 55

518 860 727


Ages.


6 1

937 949


Total.


M.

537

1.109

1.017

969

986

878

743

853

581

497

118

8,288


F.

582

1,041


995

951 "

1,021

796

743

752

567

445

68

7,961















TABLE V (a)


GRAMMAR SCHOOL


Number of Pupils by Forms and Ages as at 31st December, 1954.


Ages.


Below 12

12-13

13-11

14-15

15-1 il

16-17

17-LS

18-19

19-20

Above 20


Total


Form II Form III FIorm IV Form V Form VI Total

6 .. .- 6

29 2 31

28 7 35

13 2 26

S2 19 6 1 1 39

4 22 14 7 1 48

1 20 8 2 31

- 16 2 8 26

2 10 4 16




... 92 62 60 28 16 258










TABLE V (b)


GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL


Number of Pupils by Forms and Ages as at. 31st December, 1954.


Ages.


Below 12

12-13

13-14

14-15

15--1I

10-17

17-1,S

18-1.9

19-20

Above 20


Total


2



7

16

11

2


- I -- -



8 7 -

6 7 2 -

7 12 4 3

- S 1 14

- -- 10 4 3 3

...- 2 1 -

2- I -


21 26 24 7 05 20























TALE VI.

Teachers Classified By Qnulitications as at 31st Dcc(,imler. 1954.


With University Degree :
rainedd

Untrained ...

Completed Secondary School Course:
Trained ...

Untrained

Not completed Seco nday School Course
Trained .

Untrained


Primary Schools. Secondary Schools.

Maintained Aided from i Maintained Aided from
from Colonial Colonial or All other from Colonial Colonial or All other
or Local Gov- Local Govern- Institutions. or Local Gov- Local Govern- Inistitutions.
crianent Funds ment Funds. eminent Funds. ment Funds.

M F M F M F M F M F F M M


... -- 2 -- I

... .- -. 4 I .


... 11 8 3 -

... 79 66 7 5 2 -




... 103 175 -
It


ondaiy Ttl





F












GENERAL TABLE VII.

Expenditure on Education.


Percentage of Education
Expenditure to Gross
Expenditure
(Heads I, II, III only).


Head I. Expenditure on Education from Colonial Revenue
excluding expenditure shown under II-V below ...

II. Expenditure on Education from Local funds i
(Local Education Authorities, Municipalities. Dis-
trict Councils, Local Native Councils, Native Ad-
ministration, etc.):-
(a) ,From Funds raised locally ...
(b) From Funds granted by Central Govern-
reni excluding exoenditnr.., from (C-londi-
:l Revenue as indicated undir I a,,ove

II1. Expenditure ,n Fducation 'orn Speeial D)vlo-
ment Funds (iu showni i Chliapter IIT) and lint
included under I above :-
(a) From Imperial Funds ...
(b) From Colonial Funds ...

IV. Expenditure on Ediucation and Training by Gov-
ernment Denartments other than Educationn De-
partment. excluding expenditure inder I
above

V. Estimated Expenditure on Education by Voluntary
Agencies excluding Grants from Go\ oin'In i
included under 1 above ..


4,310J





.564


I Total ... 3





564


S 4 ~


46.X30


2.866



11,889

Grand Total ... $396,459


12.3%













TABLE VII (a)

H.Uas ifin'atio., i E-. 1pjnditure shown inider Head I in Gen-eral TaIble VII.


Racial or other "
Classification -
71.


Total


-n -a
-o
CL ;


... 7,3 47,438


Teacher Other Voca IAdmnnstration
Primary 'vir.ming tional Insl,ecrion anO Scholarshipsn
School,. SIhool I Schools and Office Overseas and
and Corses. Equipmen, Regional.
Courses.


$
235.472


2.35,472


.712
*.712


1.950


2.712 1.950


$
15 l;34


$
:3,;77


Board
and
Lodging.


$


3,377


Maintenance
of School
Buildings
Furniture
and
Equipment.


10, f9 4


10,964


Capital or -


Capital or
Non-recur-
rent Expen-
diture on all Other
Buildings, Expsnditurv.
Fl'u'riture
and I
Equipment.


$ $
,.,36.9 334.310


- i 9.3699


TABLE VII (b)

Classificationof Expe, ditre shown nnider Head II in General Table Vl.


Teacher
Primary Training
m Schools
Schools. and
Cou cases.


$


Other i Al minis-
Vocation- t ration
al Schools Inspection
and and Office
Courses. Equipment.


$


Scholar-
ships
Overseas
and
Regional.



$
564


Board
andi
L dginug.


Capital or
MaliiTenlance Non-recur-
of School rent Expend other
Buildiiia itire on all Expend- T
Furnit-re Buildings. p Total.
-.ad Furniture iture.
Equipment. and
Equipment.


$


Total 564


Total.


Racial or
other
Classifi-
cation.


334,3!0


'.,


3 ,
s
pp a


S $


Total ... -


564


- 7.394 4A 7.43i






TABLE VII (c)
Classification of Expenditure shown under Head III in General Table VII.


Racial or other
Classification


0 -0
P1. I -


$


Primary
Schools.


Teacher
Training
Schools
and
Courses.


$ $


SOther Voca- Administration
tional Inspection and
Schools and Office
Courses. Equipment.


Scholarships
Overseas and
Regional,


$ $


- 46,693


Total.


$ ?
137 46,i30


137 46,830


TABLE VII (d)
Classification of Expenditure shown under Head IV in General Table VII.


Racial or other
Claissification.


Primary
Schools.


Teacher
Training
Schools
arnd
Courses.


Other
Voeation-
al Schools
aund
Courses.


$ $ $ $ $



Fotal ... -


Adminis-
tration
Inspection
and Office
Equipment.


- _


Scholar-
ships
Overseas
and
Regional.


Board
and
Lodging


Maintenance Capital or I
of School Non-recur-
Buildings rent Expend-; Other
Furniture iure eon all i Expend Total.
and Buildings, ipend.- Total.
g' Equipment. Furniture iture.
(Primary and
Schools) Equipment.


$
2,192


~~-*1 -T


$
2,866


2.19 674 2,86


Total


674


2,866


I


2.192




























TABLE VII (e)
Classification of Expenditure shown under Head V in General Table VII.
I >~. Maintenance Capital or
of School Non-recurrent
a l o Teacher Other Administra- Buildings Expenditure
Racial or other i Primary irainng Vocational tion Inspec- I Scholarships Furniture on all Other
Classification. School Schools Sohools and tion and Office Overseas and and and Buildings, Expendi- Total.
s tiio and Courses. Equipment. Regional. Lodging Equipuent Furniture ture.
Courses. (Primary and
S' Schools.) Equipment.

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $
- 2,089 9,800 11,889


Total ...- -,089 11,889




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