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Title: Saint Vincent government gazette
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Language: English
Creator: Saint Vincent
Publisher: G.P.O.
Place of Publication: Kingstown, St. Vincent
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Publication Date: April 10, 1956
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Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1, no. 1 (1868)-v. 112, no. 48 (Tues., 23 Oct. 1979)
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    Bill for an Ordinance to amend the Agriculture Ordinance, 1955
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    Bill for an Ordinance to amend the Cotton Export Levy Ordinance, 1934
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    Bill for an Ordinance to amend the Deportation (British Subjects) Ordinance, 1951
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    Bill for an Ordinance to provide for the safe storage of explosives
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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 15: The House Refuse in Kingstown (Amendment) Regulations, 1956
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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 16: The Legislative Council (Amendment No. 2) Rules, 1956
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    Minutes of the Meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 8th March, 1956, and a Special Meeting held on the 9th March, 1956
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    The Administration Report by the Medical Department for the year 1954
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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE


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V\o. 89. -\INT V[NOaCN'i'T. TUSD DAY. 10 APRIL. 11.156 N.1 22


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.
No. 144.
RETURN OF GOVERNOR TO GRENADA.
With reference to Government Notice No. 135 of 31st March, 1956, His
Excellency Mr. COLVILLE MONTGOMERY DEVERELL, C.M.G., C.V.O., O.B.E.,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Windward Islands, returned to Grenada
from Trinidad on the 3rd April, 1956.
10th April, 1956.
i(A. 62/1953.)

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.
(SECOND PUBLICATION)
Wmmnas 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;
ANx WHmtEAS 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 DEQUARED 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 UI the Gazette all that parcel of
land at Rose Hall in the Parish of St. David belonging to Boyle Samuel and
bounded on the North by the remaining lands of Boyle 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.


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104 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 APRIL, 1956.-(No. 22).


No. 145.
ASSUMPTION OF DUTY.

With reference to Government Notice
No. 522 of 6th December, 1955 Major C.
M. ROBERTS, Deputy Superintendent of
Police, St. Vincent arrived in the Col-
ony from Dominica on 26th March,
1956 and assumed duties on the same
day.
10th April, 1956.
(P.F. 02).

No. 146.
RESUMPTION OF DUTY.

With reference to Government Notice
No. 130 of 27th March, 1956, the Hon-
ourable B. F. DIAS, Acting Crown
Attorney, resumed duty with effect from
3rd April, 1956.
10th April, 1956.
(P.F. 774).

No. 147.
VACATION LEAVE.

The Honourable P. R. ELLS, Finan-
cial Secretary, has been granted 3
months and 24 days vacation leave with
effect from 3rd April, 1956 prior to
transfer to the post of Financial Secre-
tary, St. Kitts.
10th April, 1956.
(P.F. 664).


No. 148.


No. 150.
ACTING APPOINTMENTS.

Consequent on the grant on 7J months'
vacation leave to Mr. J. H. D. Cox,
Senior Customs and Port Officer, His
Honour the Administrator has approved
of the following Acting Appointments
with effect from 1st April, 1956 and
until further notice:-
(1) Mr. A. L. WILLIAMS, Assistant
Senior Customs and Port Offi-
cer to act as Senior Customs
and Port Officer vice Mr. J. H.
D. Cox.
(2) Mr. G. L. FRASER, Senior Clerk,
Treasury Department (Customs
and Excise Branch), to act as
Assistant Senior and Port Offi-
cer vice Mr. A. L. WILLIAMS.
10th April, 1956.
(A. 19/1948).

No. 151.
RESIGNATION.

Mr. H. L. ALICXANDER, Class III
Clerk, Agricultural Department with
effect from 1st April, 1956.
10th April, 1956.
(P.F. 688).

No. 152.
CLAIMS UNDER THE BONN CON-
VENTIONS IN RESPECT OF FOREIGN
INTERESTS IN GERMANY.

(The English Text of the Conven-
tions (Cmd. 9368) is obtainable from
H.M.S.O. price 5s. Od.)


Mr. J. H. D. Cox, Senior Customs and Under the provisions of Chapter 10 of
Port Officer, has been granted seven and the Bonn Convention on the Settle-
a half (7J) months' vacation leave with ment of Matters Arising out of the
effect from 1st April, 1956. War and the Occupation, United
10th April, 1956. Nations nationals and companies or-
ganised under German law in which
(P.F. 54). U.N. nationals own participation may
No. 149. assert claims against the Federal Repub-
lic of Germany for the return of their
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION. property and the restorations of their
rights and interests in the Federal
The Venerable Archdeacon R. S. territory to the extent to which such
MAXWELL, M.A., B.Sc., has been property, rights or interests suffered
granted 6 months' leave of absence discriminatory treatment (as defined in
from Membership of the Public Ser- the Convention) during the rec( nt war.
vice Commission with effect from 9th Such claims must be filed on or be-
April, 1956. fore May 5, 1956 with the:-
Mr. EB. DUNCAN, O.B.E. has been BUNDESAMT FUER DIE PRUEFUNG
appointed to act as a Member of the ATSLAENDISCHER RUECKGABE UND
Commission wit h effect from 9th April, WIEDERHERMTELLUNGSANSPRUECHE,
1956 and during the absence of Arch- ROSENBURG,
deacon MAXWELL. BONN,
10th April, 1956. WEST GERMANY.
(A. 40/1949 (A) ). 10th April, 1956.















SAINT VINMCENT, TUESDAY, 10 APRIL, 1956.-(No. 22). 105


No. 141. Certificate of Educanion at Ordinary
VACANT POST. Level with passes in at least five sub-
jects of which one must be English Lan-
guage ; in either case, three of the sub-
PRISONS DEPARTMENT. jects nmut be obtained at one examina-
VACANY FOR AN ASSISTANT SUPERIN- tion, but the suppl.'mentary credits or
TBNDENT OF PRISONS, BRITISH subjects need not be from the same
GUIANA. examining bod e.g.. a School Certificate
G 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, I 4. Th. conditions in paragraph 3 in
The post is on the permanent and pen- t respect of the age and educational qual-
sionable establishment of the Colony ificationrequir.nints do not apply to
and is 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 ra hose allow- 5. The successful candidate, if not
ance is paid in proieu thereof. already in the Service, will be required
nce is paid in lieu thereof, to pass a medical examination for ad-
2. The duties of the post are as mission thereto.
follows:- 6. Vacation leave is earned at the
(i) to be in charge of the adminis- rate of five days for each completed
tration of a Prison and of the month of resident service- up to a maxi-
training of subordinateofficers; mum of six months, subject to the
(ii) checking warrants of commis- completion of a minimum tonr of ser-
ment, their daily entry in the vice of two years. The candidate slec-
registers and the accuracy of ted will be eligible forthe grant of assis-
entries recording the dates of ted leave passages in accordance with
discharge of prisoners; the Public Officers Leave (Passages)
(iii) inspecting daily every part of Regulations, No. 34 of 1952.
the Prison at whichhe may be 7. Application stating name in full,
stationed and, as frequently as date and year of birth, qualifications,
possible gangs working out- details of any previous experience, and
doors; o accompanied by copies of I wo recent tes-
(iv) investigating complaints, re- timonials, should he addressed to the
quests of prisoners and charges Secretary, Public Service Commission,
against them ; and dealing with General Post Office RBilding, George-
the charges in accordance with town, Blitish Guiana, for delivery not
the rules and regulations gov- later than the 18th April. 1956. Appli-
erning the Prisons of the cations received after this date will not
Colony; be considered.
(v) interviewing all prisoners on 8. Applicants already in the Public
admission and on discharge ; Service must submit their applications
(vi) paying night visits to the through the normal official channels.
Prison at which he may be 3rd April, 1956.
oitt+,noed to ensure ro er ad- Aprl 1 .


ministration;
(vii) observing strictly and carrying
out Prison Rules and Orders
and instructions of the Super-
intendent, and ensuring com-
pliance therewith by all con-
cerned ; and
(viii) such other duties as may be
assigned to him by the Super-
intendent of Prisons.
3. Candidates should be under 35
years of age, of good physique and per-
sonality, and have ability to command
respect. Previous Prison, Police or Mil-
itary Service would be an asset but is
not essential. The educational qualifica-
tions shall be a First Class Army Certi-
ficate of Education : or the Cambridge
School Certificate with credits in at
least four subjects of which one must
be English Language, or the General


No. 132.
BRITISH CARIBBEAN METEOROLOGICAL
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.


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SAINT VINCENT. TUESDAY, 10 APRIL, 1956.-(No. 22).


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
340 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 Marnchl, 195'.


No. 153.
LEGISLATION.

The unindr-imntion)d Bills are pub-
lisihed with this issue of ilt- Gazttte and
miy be seen akt the Governinniit Office,
Kingstownv' Library. I)istri; Post Of1i'-.s,
Polio- St:ations niifd at all Klevine
Offices:-
Bill for :Ini Ordinance to :iimeld the
Agriculture Orili,,n, ce. J P955.
(B 53!1949).

Bill ir ain Oriiance to imin.nd the
Cotton Export Lfv.y Ordilance,
1934.
(B. 14/1946).


Bill for an Ordinance to amend
the Deportation (Blitish Sub-
jects) Ordinance, 1951.
(C. 2111944).

Bill for an Ordinance to provide for
the safe storage of explosives.
(T, 34/1950).. .
10th April, 1956.

No. 154.
The following Documents are pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette:-:-
S.R. & 0. No. 15.-The House Refuse
in Kingstown (Amendment) Reg-
ulations, 1956.
(J. 31/1950 II).

S.R. & 0. No. 16.-The Legislative
Council (Amendment No. 2.)
Rules, 1956.
(J. 53/1939 II).
10th April, 1956.

No. 155.
SUPPLEMENTS TO GAZETTE.

Copies of Minutes of the Meeting of
the Legislative Council held on the 8th
March, 1956, and Special Meeting held
on the 9th March, 1956, which may
be seen at Government Office, the
Kingstown Library, and at all Revenue
Offices are published with this issue of
the Gazette.
10th April. 1956.

No. 156.
The Administration Report by the
Medical Department for the year
1954, is published with this issue of the
Gazette.
10th Apri), 1956.

No. 157.
REPORT OF COMMISSION OF EN-
QUIRY INTO AGRICULTURAL
WORKERS' WAGES.

It is notified for general information
that the Report of the Commission of
Enquiry into Wages and other con-
dlitions of employment of Agricultural
Workers in the Colony has now been
printed.
Copies are available for sale at the
Government Printing Office at $1.50
each.
By Command,
A. 'SAMUEL,
Acting Government secretary .
GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
10th April, 1956.














SAINT VINCENT. TUESDAY. 10 APRIL, 1956.-(No. 22).


DEPARTMENTAL AND OTHER NOTICES.

ATTENDANCE OF DISTRICT REGISTRARS AT THEIR DISTRICTS FOR
PERFORMANCE OF DUTIES.

The undermentioned District Registiiis shall attend for the Elfoimarce
of their duties at their Districts (- i(. dry. li ni th hourof eight thirty o'clock
in the forenoon to three o'clock in the afternoon, except on 5'unday and any
Bank or Public holiday :-


District Registry.
Kingstown

Calliaqua

Mesopotamia


Georgetown
Bridgetow n
Lowmans (Windward)
Colonarie

Sandy Bay
Layou

Barrouallie
Chateaulbelai r


Bequia
Union Island
Mustique
Mayreau
Canonan


Name of Officer.
... ... D. Elson Weekes, Esq., Deputy
Registrar.
... ... The Non-Commissioned Officer-in-
Charge, Calliaqua Police Station.
... ... The Non-Commissioned Officer-in-
Charge, Mesopotamia Police
Station.
... ... The Revenue Officer-in Charge.
... ... Miss Kathleen John.
... ... Miss Angela Charles.
... ... The Non-Commissioned Officer-in-
Charge, Colonarie Police Station.
... ... Richard S. John, Esq.,
...... The Non-Conmmiissioned Officer-in-
Charge, Layou Police Station.
... ... The Revenue Officer-in-Charge.
... ... The Non-Commission(d Officer-in-
Charge, Barrouallie Police
Station.
... ... The Revenue Officer-in-Charge.
... ... The District Officer.
... ... Henry Moe, Esq.
... ... George S. Morris, Esq.
... ... Emmanuel F. Adams, Esq.

C. E. A. RAWLE,
Registrar General.


REGISTRAR GENERAL'S OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN,
ST. VINCENT,
4th April, 1956.


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.
















108 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 APRIL, 19>6-(No. 22.)


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.
23. MacKenzie, John
24. Matthews, Carlton, Ers
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

..... New Prospect
...... New Grounds
.... Maderia Valley
Adelphi
...... Biabou
..... Diamond
...... Diamond
..... Greggs
..... Escape
.... Spring
...... Chapmans
...... Chapmans
...... New Prospect
..... Grants
... Bridgetown

...... Adellphi
.... Biabou
..... Grants
..... Grants
-. New Grounds
... Escape
..... High Lowmans
Adelphi
. Greggs
..... Greggs
G. 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
. Ohapmans.
Union Village


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
(19' x 22')
27 Poles
1 House spot
32 Poles
1 House spot
1 Dwelling house
1 Dwelling house
1 House spot
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 IIL


Name of Owner or
Occupier

52. Baptiste, Arthur, Hrs. ...
53. Greaves, Lydia
54. Gumbs, Adolphus
55. Penniston, Ivan & Muriel
56. Woods, Anna


Situation of
Property

Camden Park
Montrose
Castle Grant
Montrose
Camden Park


Description of
Property

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














SAINT.,VINOENT, TUESDAY, 10 APRIL, 1956.-(No. 22).


104


LAND- AND HOUSE TAX NOTICE.

NOTICE -is. hereby given that the undermenetioned persoi'is having become
defaulters under the Land and House Tax Ordinance, their prop.eri.es having
been levied upon will be offered for sale at 1 p.m. on Sattu'day, 21s A~ril, 1966,
at the:Treasury, Kingstowi for the recovery of taxes due.

A. D. W. JOHNSON,
Accountant General.
Treasury Chambers,
Kingstown,
10th April, 1956.


Names

Cunninghanm firs. James
Durham A. Norman
Fereira Leo4ard
Hazlewood Emallie
Hepburn lAeadley
Buggins Hrs. Foster
Jackson Caslie
Jbachirm E. A.
Layne Irvine
Nash Charles
Retor Church
Riberts George


Situation of.
Property
New Works
Mt. Wynne
Mt. Wynne
Ruthland Vale
Barrouallie
Belle Wood
Lammies
Lammi s
Glebe
Hermitage
Barronallie
Gabriel Village


Description of:
Property
3 acres land
4Vacres I rd. 37 pls.
2 acres 9.2 pls.;
1 acre
1 house
10 acres
2 acres 38 pls.
1 louse
1 house
2 acres
1 house
1 house


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.
Alk parties concerned, alse such per-
sone- as; are, bound. over: byj recogm izance
to prosecute, or give evidence, or sum-
moned as Jurors or witnesses-are com-
manded to give their personal atten-
d1.


day of April, 1956, commencing at
10.00 o'clock in the forenoon.

C. E. A. RAWLE,
Registrar. Supreme Court.
REGISTRAR'S OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN,
8th March. 1956.


PUBLIC LIBRARY NOTICE.


a" The Publfic-is-.hereby. notified that
8Ah Mirch, 1956. work of re-plastering will be carried
-- out on the interior walJs of the Free
NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting Public Library, Kingstown, from the
of tth!Sfpreme:Odourt of thM- Win-dihw 9th;-21st ApAt,: Duling-i his period thb
Islands and Leeward Islands. will be hours of opening and closing will be
held at tle Court House in Kingqtpw,. as :16116ws:-
for the trial of. CIVIL causes in the The Reading Room will be open
Summary and Original Jurisdictions of d ring the hours of 4.30 p.m.-8.00 p.m.
the Court on Tuesday the 24th day from the 9th-14th April.
of April, 1956, commencing at 10.00 The Adult, Juvenile and Reference
o'clock in the forenoon. Departments will be open during the
8th March, 1956. hours of 4.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m. from the
----- 16th-21st April.
NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands will be ANNI: K. KELSICK,
held at the Court House in Kingstown, Librarian.
for the hearing of APPEALS FROM
MAGISTRATES on Tuesday the S4th 10th April, 1956.















110 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 APRI,L 1956.-(No. 22).


NOTICE.


BUILDING LOTS AT MONTROSE
HOUSING SCHEME.

The Central Housing and Planning
Authority hereby bring to the atten-
tion of all Lot holders, Sec. 7 of the
First Supplementary Scheme, which
deals with the development of this
Housing Scheme :-

PBRIOD WITHIN WHICH BUILDING CON-
STRUCTION SHALL BE COMMENCED
AND COMPLETED.

7. "Building construction shall be
commenced within six months of
the material date of the scheme
or of the date of the purchase of
the lot, whichever is the later,
and shall be completed within
one year of the (late of com-
mencement. The Central Au-
thority may in its discretion
grant an extension of the above
named periods. In case of de-
fault the Central Authority may
repurchase the lot at the price
for which it was sold together
with a reasonable sum for any
building or part of a building
whose construction was approved
by the Central Authority."
Lot holders who have not complied
with the above conditions, are hereby
notified that the Authority has again
approved a further extension of the
period to 31st August, 1956, after
which date action would be taken ac-
cordingly.


B. R. NEEHALL,
Executive Officer & Secretary.


1wth April, 1956.


TREASURY NOTICE.

SUPPLIES CONTROL.

It is hereby notified for general in-
formation that Import Licences will
be issued for the purchase of private
cars and commercial vehicles from the
United States and Canada provided
that-
(i) the purchase of a United States,
North American or Canadian
vehicle is essential and no reason-
able substitute can be found in
the non-dollar world;
(ii) the cars are made available only
to users whose business or public
duties involve long distance travel
over up-country roads;
(iii) the purchasers can establish that
they have a genuine need for this
type cf car for purposes of import-
ance to the territory;
(iv) no reasle is allowed except to
a user who would qualify under
the same conditions as the orig-
inal sale.

A. D. W. JOHNSON,
Controller of Supplies.
26th March, 1956.



NOTICE.

The General Public is hereby notified
that the Road to Gomea Village will be
closed to vehicular traffic commencing
Wednesday, April 11th. The road is to
be closed to allow the construction of a
new bridge at Gomea.

R. G. SMITH.
ASuperintendent of Works.
i


7th April, 1956.


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SAINT VINCENT.


No.


of 1956.


BILL FOR


AN ORDINANCE to amend the Agriculture Ordinance, 1955.


Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Agriculture
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1956, and shall be read as one with
the Agriculture Ordinance, 1951,. (hereinafter referred to as the
principal Ordinance) and all amendments thereto.

2. The Long Title of the principal Ordinance is hereby
amended by deleting the full stop at the end thereof and adding
thereto the following:-
"and by cultivating all cultivable land under their control."

3. Subsection (2) of section 4 of the principal Ordinance is
hereby amended-
(a) by deleting the full stop at the end of paragraph (f)
thereof and adding thereto the word and comma "and,";
and
(b) by adding after paragraph (f) thereof the following new
paragraph:
"(g) to cultivate all cultivable land under his control in
accordance with the accepted standards of good
husbandry."


Short title.

No. 23 of 1951.


Long title of
principal
Ordinance
amended.

Section 4 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.







Agricultural (Amendment) .


Section 5 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.




Section 6 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.


Section 9 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.





Section 10 of
principal
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced.


Section 11 of
principal
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced.


4. Subsection (2) cf section 5 of the principal Ordinance is
hereby amended-
(a) by deletin. the words "shall appoint" in the fifth line
thereof; and
(b) by deleting the word "to" immediately before the word
"examine" in the fifth line thereof and replacing it with
the word "shall".

5. Subsection (2) 1.,f section 6 of the principal Ordinance
is hereby amendec.'by .,se:tjng the word "it" between the word
"relates" and the i: .' i;" in the fourth line thereof and by
deleting the comma a e): .e wo ri necessary" in the said fourth
line thereof.

6. Subsection (23 ol section 9 of the principal Ordinance is
hereby amended-
(a) by deleti'! *'e word "appoint" appearing in the second
line there ( sub stituting therefore the word "direct";
and
(b) by delete .,, words "appointment of" appearing in the
fourth li, c l'creoi and substituting therefore the words
"direction to'.

7. Section 10 of me principal Ordinance is hereby repealed
and replaced as follows:-
"10. (1) 'l e governor shall for the purpose of carrying
into effect the p;o isions of this Ordinance-
(a) divide ')e Colony into Agricultural areas
(b) appoi panel oi persons not exceeding twenty-
four from which panel the members of Agricultural
Area Committees shall be selected;
(c) appoint a 'ricultitra Area Committees for the pur-
poses of uis Ordinance; and
(d) appoint a Central Agricultural Comittee in the
manner hereinafter provided.
t(2 T'-e persons appointed under paragraph (b) of the
preceding subsection shaai not be Government employees and
shall posse.,s some reasonable experience in and a practical
working knowledge of agriculture."

8. Section 11 of the principal Ordinance is hereby repealed
and replaced as follows:-
"11. (1) An Agricultural Area Committee shall consist
of a Chairman aici two other persons appointed by the Gov-
ernor from among the panel mentioned in the preceding
section.


1958.





3

No. Agricultural (Amendment). 1956.

(2) The members of an Agricultural Area Committee
shall hold office for a year in each instance:
Provided that any or all of the members may be re-
appointed for a further period of one year.
(3) The terms of reference by which Agricultural Area
Committees shall operate shall be in accordance with a
memrandum from time to time from the Superintendent of
Agriculture.

Passed the Legislative Council this day of 1956.

Acting Clerk, Legislative Council.
(B. 33/1949.)

OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The objects of this Bill are- 0
(1) To oblige owners or occupiers of land to cultivate in a husbandlike manner
all cultivable land under their control.
(2) To increase from 14 to 24 the number of persons from among whom
Agricultural Area Committees would be appointed so as to provide a three-
man Committee yearly for each electoral district;
(3) To exclude Magistrates from among the members of Agricultural Area Com-
mittees so as to have only experienced agriculturalists sitting thereon; and
(4) To provide the terms of reference by which Agricultural Area Committees
should operate.
B. F. DIAS,
Acting Crown Attorney.
Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
25th JJuly, 1955.






















SAINT VINCENT.

No. of 1956.







BILL FOR

AN ORDINANCE further to amend the Cotton Export Levy
Ordinance, 1934.


Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.


41. This Ordinance may be cited as the Cotton Export Levy
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1956, and shall be read as one with
the Cotton Export Levy Ordinance, 1934i (hereinafter referred to
as the principal Ordinance) and all amendments thereto.

2. Section 3 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by the deletion of the words "one halfpenny" occurring in the
third line thereof and the substitution therefore of the words
"five cents." *


Passed the Legislative Council this


(B. 14/1946.)


day of


Short title.

No. 3 of 1934.


Section 3 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.


1956.


Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.


OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The object of this Bill is to increase the levy which the Governor in Council
may impose upon cotton exported from the Colony from one cent to five cents
per pound.
B. F. DIAS,
Acting Crown Attorney,
Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
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SAINT VINCENT.

No. of 1956.


BILL FOR

AN ORDINANCE further to amend the Deportation (British
Subjects) Ordinance, 1951.


Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Deportation (British
Subjects) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956, and shall be read as
one with the Deportation (British Subjects) Ordinance, 1951,
(hereinafter referred to as the principal Ordinance) and all
amendments thereto.

2. Section 2 of the principal Ordinance as amended by the
Deportation (British Subjects) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1954,
is hereby further amended-
(1) by inserting the following new definition after the defini-
tion of "port" appearing at the end of sub-section (1)
thereof:-
"Trust territory" means a territory administered by
the Government of any part of Her Majesty's dominions
under the trusteeship system of the United Nations."
(2) by deleting paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection (2)
thereof and substituting therefore the following:-
"b) has been ordinarily resident in the Colony continuously
for a period of seven years or more and since the com-
pletion of such period of residence has not been ordin-


Short title.

No. 30 of 1951.



Section 2 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.
No. 19 of 1954.






No. Deportation (British Subjects) (Amendment). 1956.

arily resident continuously for a period of seven years
or more in any other part of Her Majesty's dominions
or in India or in the Republic of Ireland or in any other
territory under Her Majesty's protection or in any trust
territory or in South West Africa or
(c) obtained the status of a British subject by reason of the
grant by the Governor of a certificate of naturalization
under the British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act,
1914, or the British Nationality Act, 1948, or any Act
amending or replacing them or any of them; or";
(3) by inserting the word "ordinarily" immediately before
the word "resident" appearing in the.sixth line of sub-
section (3) thereof; and
(4) by inserting the following new subsection after subsec-
tion (3) thereof:-
"(4) This Ordinance shall have effect in relation
to citizens of the Republic of Ireland who are not British
subjects in like manner as it has effect in relation to
British subjects."



Passed the Legislative Council this c day of 1956.
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.
(C. 21/1944.)

OBJECTS AND REASONS.

Tlhe object of this Bill is to give effect to certain suggestions made by the
Secretary of State for the Colonies in his Saint Vincent Despatch, No. 39 of
12th May, 1955.
It has the effect of narrowing the meaning of the word "belonging," an effect
necessitated by certain changes in circumstances since the model Ordinance was
first prepared.
B. F. DIAS,
Acting Crown Attorney.
Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
2nd August, 1955.








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SAINT VINCENT.


No.


of 1956.


BILL FOR


AN ORDINANCE to provide for the safe storage of explosives.


Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.


1 This Ordinance may be cited as the Explosives Ordinance,
1956, and shall come into force on a day to be appointed by the
Governor by Proclamation in the Gazette.

2. In this Ordinance-
"explosive means gunpowder, nitro-glycerine; carbon bisul-
phide, dynamite, guncotton, blasting powders, fulminate
of mercury or of any other metals, coloured fires, and
every other substance, whether similar to those above-
mentioned or not, used or manufactured with a view to
producing a practical effect by explosion or a pyrotechnic
effect; also fog signals, fire-works, fuses, rockets, percus-
sion caps, detonators, cartridges, ammunition of all
descriptions, and every adaptation or preparation of an
explosive as above defined;
"Government explosives store" means any place provided by
the Governor for the storage of explosives;
"prescribed" means prescribed by the Governor in Council
by regulations made under the provisions of this Ordin-
ance;


Short title and
commencement.


Interpretation.





2

Explosives.


Importation &c.
of explosives.



Mooring of
vessels having
explosives on
board.


Provision for
storage of
explosives.




'Notice of
arrival of
vessel to be
given.








Landing of
explosives.


1986.


"vessel" includes every kind of steam or sailing vessel, hulk,
lighter, flat boat or any kind of craft used for the con-
veyance of persons or things by water.
3. The Governor in Council may by Order published in the
Gazette prohibit absolutely or subject to conditions or restric-
tions the manufacture, the keeping, the importation and the
sale of any explosive.

4. (1) Every vessel having on board as cargo any explosive
and entering or being in any port in the Colony shall conform to
all regulations made under this Ordinance in relation to the
mooring of, and the notice of warning to be given by, such
vessels.
(2) It shall be lawful for the Port Officer or any person
acting under his orders to cause any vessel acting in contraven-
tion of any such regulations to be removed at the expense of
the owner or master thereof to such place as may be prescribed,
and the expenses incurred in such removal may be recovered
by the Port Officer as a civil debt in a Court of competent juris-
diction.

5. (1) The Governor shall provide a place (hereinafter
referred to as the Government explosives store) for the storage
of explosives imported into the Colony.
(2) The owner of any explosives stored in a Government
explosives store shall pay to the Treasurer such charges as may
from time to time be prescribed.

6. (1) The master, owner or agent of any vessel having on
board as cargo any explosives shall on the arrival of such vessel
in any port of the Colony and before landing such explosives
furnish the Port Officer with the following particulars:-
Sa) the nature of such explosives;
(b) the quantity of such explosives;
(c) the marks of such explosives and
(d) thle method, of packing.
(2) if' any explosives are landed in contravention of this
section the master, owner and agent of such vessel shall be
guilty of an offence against this Ordinance.
7. (1) All explosives imported into the Cblony shall be
landed under the supervision of a Customs Officer and be stored
immediately in a Government explosives store.
In this sub-section the expression "explosives" means gun-
powder, nitro-glycerine, carbon bisulphide, dynamite, gun-cotton,
blasting powder and such other substances as the Governor in
Council may by Order prescribe.
(2) Any person, contravening the provisions of this section
shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance.









Explosives.


8. (1) Save as expressly provided in sub-section (2> hereof
all explosives shall be stored in a Government explosives store
or in a building or place approved by the Chief of Police.
(2) The provisions of sub-section (1) hereof shall not apply
to the storage of explosives:-
(a) for private use where the quantity so ,stored uoes not
exceed five pounds;
(b) kept for sale where the quantity so stored does not
exceed twenty-five pounds and such explosives are kept
and stored in accordance with the terms of the licence
granted under the provisions of this Ordinance; or
(c) in any place approved by the Chief of Police whicn i.
not less than half a mile from any city. town. village or
settlement in the Colony.
(3) In this section the expression "explosives" ineans guir
powder, nitro-glycerine, carbon bisulphide, dynamite, guncotcon,
blasting powder and such other substances as the Governor in
Council may by Order prescribe -
(4) If any explosives are kept or stored in contravention
of the provisions of this section the owner of such explosives
shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance.

9. (1) The Chief of Police may grant a licence to any person
to deal in or sell explosives in accordance with the prescribed
regulations:
Provided that where a person is licensed under the provisions
of the Firearms Ordinance to deal in arms and ammunition, it
shall not be necessary for such person to obtain a licence under
the provisions of this sec tion to deal in ammunition as defined
by the Firearms Ordinance.
(2) The Chief of Police may grant a licence to any person
to purchase explosives in accordance with the prescribed regu-
lations.
(3) Any person-
(a) dealing in or selling or purchasing explosives who shall
not be licensed in accordance with the provisions of
sub-sections (1) or (2) respectively hereof; or
(b) being the holder of a licence granted under the provi-
sions of subsections (1) or (2) hereof deals in or sells
or purchases explosives otherwise than in accordance
with the terms of such licence shall be guilty of an
dffence against this Ordinance.
10. It shall be lawful for the Chief of Police or any police
officer at all reasonable times and without notice to enter any
place in which explosives are kept or stored for sale for the
purpose of ascertaining whether the provisions of this Ordin-
ance and the regulations made thereunder are being complied
with.


Storage of
explosives.


Licence to deal
in or sell or
purchase
explosives.
Cap. 175.
















Power of
entry.


1956.









Explosives.


Search.


Power to make
regulations.








Penalty.



Forfeiture of
explosives.


Forfeiture of
licence.


11. (1) It shall be lawful for any Magistrate on reasonable
cause assigned upon oath to issue a warrant under his hand for
searching any place in which explosives are suspected to be
kept contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance or any regula-
tions made thereunder.
(2) A sample of any explosive or an ingredient of any ex-
plosive, and any substance reasonably supposed to be an ingre-
dient of any explosive found in any such place, may be taken by
the person executing the search.

12. It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council to make
and, when made, vary and revoke regulations for the manage-
iment. safety and control of Government explosives stores and
generally for carrying out the provisions of this Ordinance, and
to attach to any breach of any such regulation a penalty not
exceeding four hundred and eighty dollars:
Provided that until such regulations shall be made the
regulations contained in the Schedules to this Ordinance shall
be in force.

13. Any person found guilty of an offence against this
CrJinane shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not
exceew.ng four hundred and eighty-dollars.

A.. All explosives kept or stored in contravention of the
provisions of this Ordinance or of any regulations made there-
under shall be forfeited to the Crown.

i5. If any person to whom a licence may be granted under
the provisions of this Ordinance or any regulations made there-
;inder shall be convicted of any offence against this Ordinance,
such licence shall upon such conviction become void.


FIRST SCHEDULE.

REGULATIONS FOR, THE U3SE AND ,MAN iEMENT OF GOVERNMENT
EXPLOSIVES STORES AND TO FIX CHARGES IN RESPECT OF
EXPLOSIVES STORED THEREIN.

1. CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT. Government explosives stores shall be
under the control and management of the Chief of Police.
2. STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVES. All explosives shall be stored under the
supervision of a Police Officer.
3. DAMACGED PACKAGES. No damaged package shall be stored in a Gov-
ernment explosives ror.. If a-., p,-;wka,'e :r- a Government explosives store is
-cuncl )o helC.aIn the ownel thiereof 3l'l1 i.e notified and he shall deal imme-
diately with such package in accordance with the instructions of the Chief of
Police 5nd if the owner fails to comply with such instructions he shall be guilty
of an offence.









No. Explosives. 1956.

4. DELIVERIES. (1i) Any person desiring to take any explosives from a
Government explosives store shall give not less than two hours notice to the
Chief of Police.
(2) All deliveries from a Government explosives store shall be made under
supervision of a Police Officer. Deliveries will be made only at the following
times:
Monday

Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 12 noon, and
between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Thursday

Friday

Wednesday
between 8 a.m. and 12 noon.
Saturday
Deliveries will not be made on Sundays or Bank Holidays.

5. NOTICE AND BARRIERS. The Chief of Police may by appropriate notice
erected on or near a Government explosives store prohibit any person not having
bona fide business threat from approaching such store within the limits set
out in such notice. Any person not having bona fide business at the Government
explosives store and approaching within a limit so prohibited shall be guilty of
an offence.
The Chief of Police may erect such barrier or barriers near thereto or around
a Government explosives store as he hall think fit.

6. PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE. (1 i No person shall smoke or have any
naked flame in or within a distance of sixty feet of any Government explosives
store.
(2) No person in a Government explosives store shall have on or about
his person any matches or implements for producing flame or fire or any
materials for smoking.
(3.; Any person contravening subparagraphs (1) and (2) of this regulation
shall be guilty of an offence.

7. CHARGES. The rent for any explosives stored in a Government ex-
plosives store shall be as follows:
For every fixe cubic feet of space occupied by an explosive, of the containers
and packing thereof, thd sum of sixteen cents for each calendar month or part
thereof, and so on in proportion for any greater or lesser space occupied: Pro-
vided that no rent shall be charged for the first forty-eight hours.

8. COPY OF REGULATIONS TO BE DISPLAYED. A copy of these regula-
tions shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in every Government explosives
store and in the Treasury.







0

No. Explosives. 1956.

SECOND SCHEDULE.

REGULATIONS FOR GRANTING LIENCES TO DEAL IN AND SELL
EXPLOS VES.

1. FORM OF LICENCE. (1) A licence to deal in and sell explosives may be
granted by the Chief of Police at his discretion and shall be in the following form:

Licence is hereby granted to........... ... ... ................................. .........of................... ..................
to deal in and sell explosives in accor.. it'h Lhe provisions of the Explosives
Ordinance. 1956, and the regulations 1:1, :; b.iierejndern. and in accordance with
the special terms endorsed hereon, in r ; from i-., premises known as.... ................
an d situ ated............. ..... ..... ..... ........ ... .......................................................................

SPECIAL TERMS.



T h is licen ce expires on th e ...... .... .. .................. ....... day of .....................................................19............

Chief of Police.
D a t e ....................................................... ............................... .....
(2) A licence to purchase explci .ecs may be granted by the Chief of Police
at his discretion and shall be in the io'vwing form and entry thereon shall be
made, as indicated, by the vendor oi Liie explosive or his agent, at the time of
sale of the explosive:

Licence is hereby granted to ............ .. ... ...... ................................. of....................
to p u r c h a s e ......................................................... ................... ............... o f .............................................................................................
Insert quantity here. i Insert nature of explosive here.
in accordance with the provisions of the Explosives Ordinance, 1956, and the
regulations made thereunder.

To be filled in by f-..o, explo .ives or his agent.
"" Nature and Signature of
Date of purchase quantity of Name of vendor vendor or his
explosive agent.





T h is licen ce ex ,p ires on th e .. ........ ............. .... .............. ... d ay o f ........................................................19............

D a t e .......................................................................................... ...

Chief of Police.







No. Explosives. 1956.

FEE. The fee for any licence granted under subparagraph (1) of paragraph 1
of these regulations shall be twenty-four cents per quarter or any part thereof,
.and the fee for a licence under sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 1 shall be twelve
cents for each licence and shall be paid in stamps to be affixed to the licence.

3. APPEAL. Any person aggrieved by the grant of or refusal of a licence
under these regulations by the Chief of Police may appeal to the Governor in
Council and the decision of the Governor in Council thereon shall be final.



Passed the Legislative Council this day of 1956.


Acting Clerk, Legislative Council.
(T. 34/1950.)

OBJECTS AND REASONS.'

The object of this Bill is to provide separate legislation for the control of
explosives in view of the repeal of the Petroleum and Explosives Ordinance,
Cap. 180.

B. F. DIAS,
Acting Crown Attorney.
Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
4th November, 1955.









S;? "i SAINT VINCENT.

./iATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

4. 1956, No. 15.

O'SUSE REFUSE' IN KINGSTOWN (AMENDMENT)
REGULATIONS.


(Gazetted 10th April; 1956.)


1. Short title. These Regulations may be cited as the House Refuse in
Kingstown (Amendment) Regulations, 1956, and shall be read as one with the
Eouse Refuse in Kingstown Regulations made by the Sanitary Authority on the
8th day of September, 1930, (hereinafter referred to as the principal Regulations).

2. Regulation 2 of principal Regulations revoked and
replaced. Regulation 2 of the principal Regulations is hereby revoked and
replaced as follows:-
"2. In the town of Kingstown the occupier of every dwelling house, not
being a barrack and the owner of every barrack shall between 7 a.m. and
8 a.m., and the Manager, Director or Owner of any Business Premises shall
between 8 a.m. and 8.30 a.m., of every day (except Sundays and Public Holi-
days) deposit in the gateway or immediately outside of such premises in
a conveniently accessible position a moveable receptacle in which shall be
placed all the house refuse of such premises for the purpose of removal by
the Sanitary Authority."

Made by the Sanitary Authority under section 31 (i) (ii) of the Public
Health (Amendment) Ordinance, 1929, (No. 26 of 1929) this 13th day of March,
1956.
M. F. SLATT'ERY,
Chairman, Sanitary Authority.

JOHN A. SAUNDERS,
Secretary, Sanitary Authority.

Approved by the Legislative Council on the 5th day of April, 1.956.
0. E. LEIGERTWOOD,
(J. 31/1950 II.) Acting Clerk, Legislative Council.

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^/ W SAINT VINCENT.

-. ATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

-~ 1956, No. 16.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (AMENDMENT NO. 2) RULES.

(Gazetted 10th April, 1956.)

1. Short title. These Rules may be cited as the Legislative Council
(Amendment No. 2) 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 2 of principal Rules amended. Rule 2 of the principal
Rules is hereby amended by the insertion, as the first definition therein, of the
following definition:-
"Minister" means a Nominated or Elected Member of the Executive
Council while charged by the Governor with the administration of any
department or subject, and includes an Acting Minister.

3. Rule 19 of principal Rules amended. Paragraph (1) of rule 19
of the principal Rules is hereby amended by, the insertion of the words "or by a
Minister" between the words "Council" and "and" occurring in the second line
thereof.

4. Rule 20 of principal Rules amended. For paragraph 1 of
rule 20 of the principal Rules the following paragraph shall be substituted:-
"(1) Questions may be put to Official Members and to Ministers relative
to any department or subject with the administration of which they are
charged, or to any proceedings pending in Council for which such Members
are responsible."

5. Rule 27 of principal Rules amended. Rule 27 of the principal
Rules is hereby amended-
(a) by the insertion of the words "or a Minister" between the words "Mem-
ber" and "to" occurriffg in the second line of sub-paragraph (b) of
paragraph (12) thereof; and
(b) by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph (14)
thereof:-
"(14) Ex-officio Members and Ministers shall be referred to by the designation
of the offices held by them; Elected Members other than Ministers
97., shall be referred to by the names of the districts for which they have
been elected; and Nominated Members other than Ministers shall be
referred to by name."











Made by the Legislative Council under section 19 of the Saint Vincent (Legib-
lative Council) Order in Council, 1951, this 8th day of March, 1956.


0. E. LEIGERTWOOD,
Acting Clerk of Legislative Councii



Approved this 31st day of March, 1956.


L. COOLS-LARTIGUE,
Governor's Deputy.
(J. 53/1939 II.)


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1

MINUTES OF MEETING OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HELD AT THE COUNCIL
CHAMBER ON THURSDAY, 8TH MARCH, 1956, AT 10W00 A.M.

PRESENT:
His Honour A. F. GILES, Administrator, President,
The Honourable B. F. DIAS, Crown Attorney,
,, ,, P. R. ELLS, Colonial Treasurer,
E. A. C. HUGHES, First Nominated Member,
,, J. A. BAYNES, Member for St. George,
., R. E. BAYNES, Member for Kingstown,
G. H. CHARLES, Member for Central Windward,
. A. C. CYRUS, Second Nominated Member,
. E. T. JOSHUA, Member for North Windward,
. S. E. SLATER, Member for North Leeward,
. C. L. TANNIS, Member for the Grenadines,
H. F. YOUNG, Member for South Leeward,
. L. C. LATHAM, Member for South Windward,
A. B. C. DOS SANTOS, Third Nominated Member.

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

2. MINUTES.
The minutes of the meeting of 2nd February, 1956, copies of which were cir-
culated, were taken as read and were confirmed.

3. ANNOUNCEMENTS.
The President an: ounced that His Excellency the Governor had recommended
that the Workmen's Compensation (Amendment) Bill which had recently been
passed by Council should be re-committed for certain amendments. The Presi-
dent continued and made the following announcements:
Honourable Members, it is -my very great privilege and pleasure to
announce to the House the inauguration of the Ministerial System as
from to-day. The Anstruments to give effect to Her Majesty's directions
are published in a special Gazette to-day. As a necessary part of the
constitutional process I shall now read to the House the Proclamation and
the somewhat longer Letters Patent.
The President then read the Proclamation dated 8th March, 1956, and the
Letters Patent 1955.
Honourable Members, there will be a special meeting of Council at 10.00
a.m. tomorrow at which the sole business will be the election of four
elected Members of this House to serve on the Executive Council as newly
constituted.

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







5. NOTICES OF QUESTIONS.
The Member for St. George gave notice of the following questions:
1. Will Government please state whether the Central Housing and
Planning Authority is a statutory body? If the answer is in the affir-
'no tive
2. Will Government please state why the Hon. Col. Treasurer made
arrangements to audit the accounts of the C.H. & P.A. without the
knowledge and consent of that board?
3. Will Government please state whether the decision by the Hon. Col.
Treasurer to audit the accounts of the C.H. & P.A. arose out of
reported irregularities going on in the day to day transactions done
by that body or is it just a thoughtful idea of the Hon. Col. Treasurer?
4. Will Government please state whether it has been customary in the
past that the Hon. Col. Treasurer sent his staff of Auditors to audit
the accounts of the C.H. & P.A. when he felt it was necessary to do so,
or the board asked to have an audit done annually?


6. PETITIONS.
There were no petitions presented.

7. PAPERS.
The Acting Crown Attorney laid the following, papers on the Table:
Council Paper No. 5 of 1956: Finance Meeting of 23rd August, 1955.
Council Paper No. 6 of 1956: Finance Meeting of 5th September, 1955.
Council Paper No. 7 of 1956: Finance Meeting of 11th October, 1955.
Council Paper No' 8 of 1956: Finance Meeting of 28th October, 1955.
Council Paper No. 9 of 1956: Finance Meeting of 22nd November, 1955.
Council Paper No. 10 of 1956: Plant Protection (Amendment) Regulations, 1956.
Council Paper No. 11 of 1956: Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Pedestrian
Crossings) Regulations. 1956.

IN TYPESCRIPT:
The Report of the Principal Auditor on the Accounts of the Colony for 1954.


8. QUESTIONS.
The Member for North Windward, before asking the question standing in
his name on the agenda, requested that the words "early part of" in line 3 of
the first question should be deleted, and the word "year" substituted. The
amendment was approved by the President and the House. The Member then
asked the following questions:
1. Will Government please state when it is intended to release the
labour report of the Commission of Inquiry that held sittings in this
Colony during the early part of 1955 and which inquiry was intended to
inquire into the wages earnings and other matters pertaining to workers'
welfare and the processing of agricultural products?







2. If this date of the release of the report is unknown to the Govern-
ment. Is Government aware that owing to the impression given by the
Government to the public at large, that the harmony and good relation-
ship between working people and the employers of labour are dependent
on the timely and reasonable production of such a report?
3. Is the Government aware that estates owners and employers hinge
every reply to working people who make demands on them that nothing
can be done for them until the Government publish this Commission
Report?
4. Would it be correct to say that the Government has no intention
to release this report in the nearest, future and to expedite matters so
that the Report may be available to the public?

The President replied as follows:
1. The exact date of publication of this report cannot be given. The
Honourable Member is not swpre that the Report -'s now beer,
received here and has been studied with urgency,, but can now
assure him. that this is so. Govero nent has every intention of making
early publication of this important report and the ,nestion will be
put before the new Executive Council at the first opportunity.
2 & 3. I intend to answer these two questions together. Government
does not admit all the implications of these two of the Honourable
Member's questions, but it does ?agree that early publication of the
report is-in the interest of both employers and labourers and will
endeavour to have it released without unreasonable delay.
4. No, Sir.
MOTIONS.
The Honourable Colonial Treasurer requested permission to withdraw the
following motion standing in his name:
That this Council approve thle Scledule of additional l Expenditure re
quired to meet expenditure in excess of ,he 1955 Estimates for the period
1st October to 31st December, 1955.
The House, with the consent of the President, approved the withdrawal of
the motion.
The Member for North Windward also requested and obtained the consent
of the President and approval of the House to withdraw the following motion
standing in his name:
BE IT RESOLVED that this Government considers the seriousness of the
labour conditions obtaining in this Colony with the view of a quick pro-
duction of the Labour Commission's Report and expedition of its recom-
mendation.
BILLS.
The following Bills were introduced and read a first time:
The Medical Registration (Amendment) Bill.
The Registration of United Kingdom Patents (Amendment) Bill.
The Supreme Court (Amendment) Bill.
The Public Utilities etc. (Amendment) Bill.
The Employment Exchanges Bill.









The following Bills were read a second and third time and passed without
amendment:
The Police (Amendment) Bill.
The Estate and Succession Duties (Amendment) Bill.
ihe Girl Guides Association Bill.
'the applementary Appropriation (1954) Bill.
The Kingstown Board (Amendment, Bill was read a second time and in
Committee of the whole House the Bi! was amended by correcting uhe word
"Estimate" to "Estimates" in line 1 of claise 2 sub-clause (2). The Bill was then
read a third time and passed.

RULES.
Council considered the Legislative Council (Amendment No. 2) Rules and
approved the making of these rules without amendment.
Council adjourned sine die at 11.30 a.m.

A. F. GILES,
President.

Confirmed this 5th day of April, 1956.


A. F. GILES,
President.

















ANNUAL MEDICAL AND SANITARY REPORT FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 1954.
ST. VINCENT-WI1NWARD ISLANDS.


I. STAFF.
The Medical Establishment provides for:
1 Senior Medical Officer.
1 Surgeon Specialist (Colonial Hospital).
1 Physician Specialist (Colonial -iospi:aia.
1 House Physician (Colonial Hospital).
7 District Medical Officers.
The Medical Department continued to operate under the handicap of a
shortage of medical officers. Staff vacancies existed throughout the year.
Changes of personnel occurred as follows:
The services of Dr. Kolcan were terminated on medical grounds as on the
29th June.
Dr. R. H. Paul, District Medical Officer, joined the service as from 13th March,
and Dr. V. Usborne and Dr. F. S. MacMahon were appointed to the vacant posts of
physician and house physician Colonial Hospital, as from 10th September and
13th May respectively.
The recently created posts of catering supervisor and housekeeper Colonial
Hospital were filled by the appointment of Mr. V. Bonadie and Miss T. Cruick-
shank respectively.
The post of dental surgeon has not yet been filled.
The deaths are recorded with regret of Mr. C. R. Phills, Sanitary Inspector,
and Miss Ada Balfour, Ward Sister Colonial Hospital, which occurred during the
year.
(For further details of staff please see Appendix I.)

II. TRAINING OF PERSONNEL.
During the year one X-Ray technician was granted a C.D. & W. fellowship
for training in Trinidad. Unfortunately it was considered necessary to recall the
selected candidate before he completed training.
Chemists and Druggists.
Five pharmacy students were in training during the year.
One student completed his training and successfully passed his qualifying
examination.
Nurses.
The approved establishment for nurses in training was increased from 28 to 30.
Twenty student nurses were admitted to the school during the year, six
graduated in General Nursing and Midwifery, four in General Nursing and two
in Midwifery training only.
III. VISITS.
Dr. Wilson Rae, Medical Adviser to the Colonial Office, and Dr. J. W. P.
Harkness, Medical Adviser to the Comptroller for Colonial Development and
Welfare, visited from 8th to 12th November. We are grateful to them for much
helpful advice.
Dr. J. D. Glismann, Chief Field Officer for the Caribbean WHO/PASB, visited
from 8th to 12th October in connection with the proposed Anti Aedes Campaign,
the target date for commencement of which is January 1955.
Dr. G. Georgopoulos, Malarial Adviser WHO/PASB, visited with Mr. J. A.
Simpson, WHO Sanitarian, from 13th to 21st October. We are indebted to them
for drawing up a plan of operations for the Aedes Campaign. Dr. Georgopoulos
also carried out a reconnaissance malarial survey during his visit.
Mr. Hector Garcia, Housing Expert attached to the Caribbean Commission,
visited on 17th February and worked with the C.H. & P.A. for a period of approxi-
mately six weeks. During this time the Paul's Lot aided self-help scheme was
prepared and brought into operation.
Miss Louise Home, Nutrition Officer Windward Islands. visited in June and
assisted in the initiation of the milk feeding programme for school children,
infants and nursing mothers. Her technical advice and experience were
invaluable.
IV. LEGISLATION.
Legislation affecting Public Health was passed during .he year as follows:
Ordinance No. 7 of 1954-Registration of Nurses for the sick.
S.R. & 0. No. 10 of 1954--Coroners (Medical Officers' Fees) Regulations.
S.R. & 0. No. 24 of 1954-Medical Attention Rules.
S.R. & 0. No. 75 of 1954-Colonial Hospital (Amendment) Rules. ,

















V. FINANCE.
The total estima.tecd Medical anid Snitapy expenditure including Colon'al
Development and Welfare Schemes i: as 'c`"ows:
(a) Medical and Sanitary (including hospitals):
Personal Emoluments ...... ...... ...... ...... $238,841.00
Other Charges ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... $170,793.63
(b) Colonial Develob)ment & Welfare:
Personal Emoluments and Other Charges: ...... ...... $ 10,622.27

VI. PUBLIC HEALTH.
General.
Health conditions were average. Measles epidemic during the latter part of
1953 carried over into 1954 and 33 deaths were attributed to measles. Chicken
pox was epidemic during the early months of the year. Typhoid fever outbreaks
occurred in the Park Hill-South Rivers District and at Richland Park.
Owing to an outbreak of yellow fever in Trinidad it was necessary to impose
quarantine restrictions against travellers arriving .rom that Island, during the
latter part of the year. *
Also as a convenience to intending travellers a yellow fever vaccination centre
was set up at the Colonial Hospital. During the year approximately 2501 vaccina-
tions were carried out. Although outbreaks of poliomyelitis were reported from
other Islands in the Caribbean no cases occurred in St. Vincent during the year.
Communicable and Infectious Diseases.
Gastro-enteritis and Colitis.
234 cases were reported in under two year olds and 71 in over two year olds.
117 deaths were attributed to this cause as compared with 97 deaths in 1953.
Dysenteries.
62 cases of dysentery were reported by medical officers as compared with 57
cases in 1953. No deaths were attributed to this cause.
Leprosy.
Two cases of leprosy were discovered during the year and were admitted to
the Leprosy Hospital. Both were infectious.
Malaria.
St. Vincent was free from malaria during the year. No cases were reported.
Respiratory Infections.
572 cases of upper respiratory tract infections were reported and 1830 cases
of bronchitis; 152 deaths were attributed to respiratory infections of which 62
were attributed to pneumonia and 90 to bronchitis.
Tetanus.
Tetanus caused 8 deaths as compared with 8 deaths in 1953 and 11 in 1952.
Tuberculosis.
Deaths due to pulmonary tuberculosis during the past six years are as
follows:
1949 ...... 55
1950 ...... 45
1951 ...... 44
1952 ...... 41
1953 ...... 40
1954 .... 30
127 cases were admitted to the Extension Hospital during the year.
It is concluded that the incidence of tuberculosis is showing no marked trend
at the present time, but is probably decreasing slightly. The reduced number of
deaths is probably accounted for by the increasing use of the newer antibiotics.
Typhoid Fever.
116 cases were reported by medical officers of which 86 were admitted to the
Extension Hospital. Six deaths occurred. (Please see also "Hygiene and Sani-
tation" in this report).
Yaws.
1,430 cases were treated in the District Clinics as compared with 1,680 in 1953
and 1,311 in 1952.
Yaws continues to be a major public health problem.
Venereal Diseases.
143 cases of syphilis were treated in District Clinics as compared wth 173 in
1953. Of these 37 were classed as congenital. 573 cases of gonorrhoea were
treated as compared with 506 in 1953.


















Vital Statistics.
The estimated population as of July 1st 1954 is 74 "54.
The 'nu:9:.e' of brth- rs?.stere,' ,; : ..54 is 3,13 os compared with 2 070
in 1953 ".vir- P birth rate of 4263 -es comnpared with 42.2 in 1953.
Comparative table of Births and Deaths:

Year Population Births Deaths Birth Ra.te Death Rate


1948 64.931 2.480 9"3 38.1 14.8
1949 C6.222 2.955 892 40.0 13.3
1950 r7,544 2.632 1,022 39.0 15,.3
1-51 70.130 2,911 983 41.4 14.0
1952 72,058 2,906 1.112 40.3 15.4
1953 72,711 3,072 1.127 42.2. 15.5
1954 74,654 3.186 1,136 42.6 15.2

Note: Population for 1953 and 1954 estimated as of July 1st. For all previous
years the population is as estimated for 31st December of the year under
reference.
Infantile Mortality.
370 deaths of children under one year were registered as compared with 378
in 1953 and 357 in 1951 giving infantile mortality rates of 123, 123 and 116 respec-
tively.

TABLE OF 10 PRINCIPAL CAUSES OF DEATH.

Cause of Death 1952 ) 1953 J 1954

1. Senility 148 121 132
2. Ill-Defined & Unknown Causes 103 83 128
3. Gastro-enteritis and colitis 97 97 117
4. Ill-defined Diseases of Early Infancy 77 77 86
5. Avitaminosis & Deficiency Diseases 100 76 81
6. Acute Bronchitis 65 51 74
7. Defined Diseases of Early Infancy 103 83 53
8. Broncho-pneumonia 34 34 36
9. Measles 33
10. Arteriosclerotic & Degenerate Heart 32
Disease

Note:-It is to be noted that in 1954 for the first time pulmonary .tuberculosis has
not been featured in the first 10 causes of death. "Ill defined and
unknown causes" includes those deaths which were not certified by a
medical practitioner.

VII. HYGIENE AND SANITATION.
PREVENTIVE MEASURES.
Mosquito and Insect-borne Diseases.
The incidence of these diseases continued to be low. At the Villa Airport and
Kingstown Area special attention was paid to the control of Aedes aegypti. Owing
to heavy rainfall throughout the year the incidence of Culex threatened at times
to get out of control. Aedes aegpyti in the port of Kingstown and the airport a1
Villa were maintained at a satisfactorily low percentage. In other infected areas
of the Colony routine measures-filling, draining, cleaning sides of slow running
streams, and oiling were carried out throughout the year. The following works
were done:-32 houses including government institutions were sprayed with
D.D.T., 622 drains, 2,017 pools, 1,998 cesspits, 1,197 boats, 24 tanks and 155 other
receptacles were treated.
Epidemic Diseases.
Routine measures against smallpox and enteric fever were carried out. As
a result of outbreaks of yellow fever and poliomyelitis in the neighboring islands,
it became necessary to institute additional quarantine measures during the latter
part of the year. Very fortunately no cases occurred. Of a total of 1,030 persons
arriving during the period via and from Trinidad, 777 had valid vaccination
certificates, 123 were below the 10 day period limit and 130 without certificates.

















The latter two groups were kept under surveillance for ti: re"lnired length of
time. Regular spraying of the plane was done after flights from Trinidad while
water containers on vessels were inspected and treated.
In March there was an outbreak of enteric fever in the Park Hill-Colonarie
area -,-ith cases occurring concurrently in the following areas-Gorse, Byera Hill,
Mt. Grennan, Bell Vue, Diamond Village and Richland Park. These latter out-
breaks, however, never reached epide.,ic pro c tion.
General measures taken to control the sxoread were: T.A.B. inoculations,
chlorination of water supplies, provision of fly-proof latrines and general clean
up of infected areas. A total of 5,430 inoculations were given during the year.
During the month of July a report from Bequia stated that 16 children with
ages ranging from 2 to 14 years were showing signs and symptoms of enteric
fever. Diagnosis subsequently was altered to gastro-enteritis. In the meantime
a total of 1,181 T.A.B. :noculations were given and chlorination of water supplies
carried out.
In early October there was a cloud burst during which the following areas
suffered seveiely--Kingstown, Belair, Arnos Vale, Calliaqua and Mesopotamia.
In Kingstown and Calliaqua following the flood the streets were blocked at :several
points with debris and mud, at Arnos Vale and Belair buildings were flooded and
animals and privies washed away, while at Mesopotamia the damage was most
severe; there was complete destruction of one water supply and pollution of
others. The Valley was in a state of confusion as roads were turned into water
courses and lives seriously threatened. A number of families had to take refuge
in the Methodist Chapel for several nights. There were heavy land slides
throughout the Colony, making it very difficult for traffic. To minimise the risk
of a possible outbreak of enteric fever mass inoculation was done in the Mesopo-
tamia area; water supplies chlorinated and in place of the destroyed spring a
new source was located and protected immediately. In cases where latrines were
damaged or lost and owners unable to replace them the Public Health Engineer-
ing Unit went to their assistance and. provided new cesspits and concrete units.
Helminthic Diseases.
Regular visits of inspections were paid to premises by the staff of Sanitary
Inspectors in order to ensure that sanitary conveniences were kept in good repair,
and to see that owners of premises without conveniences or defective ones made
the necessary provision. The deep pit latrine in rural areas continued to give
satisfaction. In Kingstown all new buildings are supplied with water closets
and existing buildings wherever the yard space affords it are endeavouring to
install water closets. The better type of houses in the rural areas where there
is sufficient supply of water usually install water closets. It is not rare to find
the owners of existing buildings abandoning the deep pit latrine in favour of
water closets. During the year 119 new privies were built, 470 repaired, 6 water
closets installed, 3 water closets repaired, 4 new pail closets were constructed
and 18 repaired.
General Measures of Sanitation.
There, has been no change in the method adopted during the past years as
these continued to give good results. A total e' 11 precast concrete units were
purchased and installed from the P.H.E.U. through the district sanitary inspec-
tors. A communal latrine was put down at Mayreau by the P.H.E.U. and repairs
were done to the fc"- ."ing communal latrines:--Newtown, Sion Hill, Buccament,
Vermont, Frenches and Paget Farm. These communal latrines are not intended
to take the place of private ones, but are considered additions. Inspectors during
the course of their inspections encourage and in some cases enforce the provision
of private latrines.
At Rose Hall the P.H.E.U. erectecd a new public bath which is very much
welcomed by the people of that area.
Scavenging.
The removal of house refuse and trade refuse in Kingstown was carried out
steadily and satlsfac orily throughout the year. Approximately 1,274 loads of
refuse equivalent to 5.496 tons were removed from Kingstown and its environs.
This shows a slight decrease on last year. Refuse was finally disposed of by
incineration and controlled tipping. while incombustible materials such as old
tins and bottles were dumped into the sea over the reef at the north-western
end of Kingstown Bay. Disposal of refuse is so carried out that fly-breeding
in particular is maintained to a very low percentage. This year completed the
fourth year for the garbage van and so it was not unnatural to expect certain
defects. The body deteriorated very badly and had to undergo extensive repairs
by the Public Works Department.


















Water Supplies.
There has not been any extension of pipe-borne water by the Central
Authority during the year, and areas already supplied continued to enjoy a satis-
factory supply with one .exception during the month of November when there was
an interruption caused by the heavy rains. This lasted for approximately two
days with spasmodic flows. There are however many rural areas which lack a
safe water supply as evidenced by the fact that cases of enteric fever and gastro-
enteritis occurred only in those areas which were without a proper water supply.
Clearance of Bush.
1,803 premises were cleared of bush and in so doing 115 trees were cut down
and 771 trimmed.
Deratisation.
A total of 2,367 rats were destroyed, of this number 1.617 were trapped and
750 poisoned.
Sanitary Inspections.
A total of 26,410 inspections were made to all types of premises during the
year. 253 statutory notices were served and 162 complied with, 28 intimation
notices were served and 25 complied with; 15.107 verbal orders were given and
8,710 complied with.
School Hygiene.
The school latrines were maintained at a satisfactory standard throughout
the year. New latrines were put down at the following schools-Troumaca, Gomea
and New Grounds, while a new cesspit was opened at South Rivers. Repairs
were carried out on the following school latrines-Troumaca, Westwood, Bar-
rouallie, Layou, Buccament, Questelles, Kingstown Roman Catholic, Kingstown
Methodist, Kingstown Anglican, Dorsetshire Hill, Calliaqua, Evesham, Mesopota-
mia, Stubbs, Greggs, South Rovers, Georgetown and Dicksons.
Housing.
210 building applications were approved during the year. Of this number 115
completed erection, and the work done as a result was as follows:
67 new houses erected.
26 additions made.
1 house repaired.
21 removals and re-erections.
Houses constructed and re-erected continued to follow along modern lines
of building.
Meat Inspection.
Inspection of animals slaughtered for human consumption was carried out
throughout the year at the Kingstown Abattoir and in the rural areas at the
following points-Fountain, Arnos Vale, Calliaqua, Diamond, Georgetown and
Dicksons.
At the Kingstown Abattoir 774 beef animals, 596 pigs, 112 sheep and 96 goats
were inspected. In the rural areas 269 beef animals, 154 pigs, 46 sheep and 14
goats were inspected.
Milk Sampling.
A whole-time officer was assigned to the post of Milk Inspector up to October
when on account of shortage of district sanitary inspectors due to the death of
Mr. Phills and the retirement of Mr. Hazell, this officer had to be posted to a
District.
Food in Relation to Health.
Inspections of grocery stores and warehouses during the year were carried
out regularly by District Sanitary Inspectors.
Routine visits of inspection were made to food vending establishments to
ensure cleanliness of premises and also that all food vendors are medically
examined and registered by the Department. As a result of these inspections the
following works were done:-
(a) Painted 10 shops.
(b) Cobwebbed 343 retail shops, 59 parlours, 106 bake-
houses, 16 provision stores, 2 cook-
shops, 14 spirit shops, 1 aerated
water factory.
(c) Scrubbed 160 retail shops, 25 parlours, 34 bake-
houses, 3 provision stores, 7 cook-
shops. 18 spirit shops, 5 aerated
water factories.
(d) Concrete floors repaired 8 retail shops, 8 bakehouses.
(e) Limewashed 24 bakehouses, 54 retail shops, 3 spirit
shops.















Prosecutions.
During the year 48 prosecutions for various breaches of the Public Health
Regulations were entered. From these 47 convictions were obtained and fines
totalling $95.20 were imposed.

Health Education.
Sanitary Inspectors, health visitors, district nurses and midwives in the
co.;'se 3- tieii duties gave talks on health matters to school children and in
particular to householders. Lectures on infectious diseases, soil and water pollu-
tion and personal hygiene were also delivered. Ante-natal and maternal welfare
were also carried out by the district nurses and midwives in their respective dis-
tricts. The co-operation of the district nurses with the sanitary inspectors re-
mained excellent.


PORT HEALTH WORK.
No cases of ;he convention diseases were encountered at any port.
For measures imposed with regard to yellow fever please see Section VI of
this report.


IX. HOSPITALS ANDwDISPENSARIES.
The Colonial Hospital was overcrowded throughout the whole year. The daily
average of in-patients was 115 in 1952, 165 in 1953 and 182.4 in 1954.
Hospital Statistics 1954. (See also Appendix III.)

Admissions & Discharges.


Number of Patients


Remaining over from 1953
Admitted during 1954
Number discharged during 1954
Number died during 1954
Number remaining at end of 1954
Daily average for 1954


Male Female


74
1,331
1,256
66
33


Maternity Department-Colonial Hospital
Total number of cases
Babies born alive
Still births
Miscarriages
Abortions
Deaths
Ante-partum Eclampsia
Post-partum Eclampsia
Premature births
Forceps Delivery
Caesarean Sections
Puerperal Sepsis
Retained Placenta
Antepartum Haemorrhage
Post-partum Haemorrhage
Placenta Praevia
Born before arrival
Sets of Twins
Set of triplets

Out-Patient and Dental Department.
A total of 3,065 patients attended the Dental Clinic
were done.


79
2,535
2,455
71
88

1953
638
600
33

23
5
10
4
14
6

2
9
5
8
2
36
16
1


Total

153
3,866
3,711
137
171
182.4
1954
748
701
36
14
14
5
9
6
8
9
10

6
14
8
6
32
22


and 4,125 extractions


Total number of cases treated at the Casualty Department 3,596
Total number of ulcers dressed 124
For classified list of surgical operations and of Diseases and Deaths please
see Appendices II and III.

Extension Hospital-Montrose.
This Hospital operated normally throughout the year.
















Statistics 1954.


Number of Patients


Male Female


Remaining over from 1953 14 9
Admitted during 1954 67 60
Number discharged during 1954 46 47
Number died during 1954 12 17
Number remaining at end of 1954 23 5
Daily average for 1954 -
Note: Of cases admitted 86 were typhoid or suspected typhoid
deaths. All the remaining cases were tuberculosis.
Other Hospitals.


Total
23
127
93
29
28
36.9
fever with 5


District Hospitals functioned normally at Georgetown, Bequia and Chateau-
belair. At the latter two hospitals very few patients were admitted owing to the
absence of medical officers from these Districts.
At the Leper Hospital two new cases were admitted during the year. Both
were young patients suffering from infectious leprosy.
Statistics-Leper Hospital.


Male Female


Total


No. of patients remaining in Hospital at
1953
No. of patients admitted during 1954
,, discharged during 1954
. who died during 1954
. remaining at end of 195


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4 12 9 21


Pauper Home.
The Pauper Home which was removed from Fort Charlotte to the Glen at the
end of 1953 functioned normally and there is nothing special to report.

Statistics 1954-Pauper Home.

Male Female Total


No. of inmates remaining from 1953 56 56 112
. admitted during 1954 10 12 22
. discharged during 1954 1 3 4
. who died during 1954 6 8 I 14
. remaining at end of 1954 59 57 116
Daily average during 1954 57 55 112


Mental Hospital.
No changes in the operation of the Mental Hospital occurred during the year.
Statistics 1954--Mental Hospital.

Male Female Total


No. of patients in Hospital at end of 1953 41 52 03
. admitted during 1954 18 7 15
. .. .,, discharged during 1954
. . who died during 1954 2 2 4
. remaining-31. 12. 54. 39 47 86*


Note: Does not include patients released on probation.


















District Dispensaries.
A new dispensary at Retreat completed at the end of 1953 was formally opened
in January 1954. Otherwise there were no changes.
During the year owing to staff deficiencies there was again considerable
curtailment of clinics in the Chateaubelair District and in the Grenadines.
Ante-natal, Maternity and Child Welfare Services.
The work of the Kingstown Clinic and the various District Clinics continued
normally as in previous years. Regular visits were carried out by the Superinten-
dent Health Nurse and her assistant as required during the year.
Statistics-Kingstown Clinic.
Number of clinics held 94
New Cases 727
Total Attendances 2,445
Cases referred to doctor 194
Home Visiting.
Home visits were carried out routinely in all Districts by the District Nurse
Midwife.
Mothers were advised and assisted in regard to feeding of infants and other
health problems.
Day Nurseries.
It was not found possible to re-open the Kingstown Day Nursery (closed in
late 1953) during the year.
The Creche at Georgetown operated normally with an average attendance
of approximately 7.
Bacteriological Laboratory.
A total of 10,421 examinations was carried out during the year as compared
with 8,064 for .the previous year and 4,700 in 1952. Thus the number of exam-
inations carried out in 1954 more than doubled the number in 1,52. Of the 10,421
specimens examined, nearly one-third were out-patients, the remainder on Hos-
pital Staff and patients, also on patients and staff of government institutions.
Included in "out-patients" were cases for medical certificates for government
employment, etc.
Some Fractional Test Meals were examined but otherwise no new work was
undertaken during the year, and the type of work remained much the same.
There was a general increase in the numbers received for examination.
For classified summary of examinations carried out,please see Appendix IV.
Radiological Department.
A total of 2,041 examinations was carried out on some 1,772 patients who
attended the clinic during 1954 necessitating the taking of some 2,385 films of
various sizes as compared with 1,122 examinations, 1,083 patients, 1,363 films
for the previous year. Of patients attending the clinic some 905, or nearly a half
of the total done was on out-patients, the remainder being on Hospital patients
and staff, also Government Institutions' staff and patients. Included in out-
patients were cases obtaining medical certificates for government employment, etc.
The X-Ray Deparcment was renovated and enlar-ged during the year and a
new apparatus-a "Phillips Standard DN" apparatus with rotating anode tuoe-
was installed by Mr. Neil Lau, "Phillips" representative in Trinidad; the machine
failed to give satisfactory results at first due to the unsatisfactory current re-
ceived, but vhen a transformer was installed, it worked quite satisfactorily: This .
machine has filled a long-felt need and examinations which could not be carried
out on the old machine, were done. A small amount of flouroscopy was done
during the year.
Another need that it is hoped will soon be filled is the procuring of a portable
mobile ward unit .for the Hospital. It is to be regretted however, that up to the
end of the year it was not possible to put the new X-ray Department into full
use due to the fact that work on the new Department was not yet completed.
So as not to interrupt the service, the old X-ray was temporarily installed at
the old Children's Ward where it was still in operation up to the end of the year.
Thus there was an interruption of only the two days in the X-ray service that it
took to make a temporary installation of the old machine.
Except for flouroscopy, no new work was undertaken during the year; there
was, however, a general increase in the amount of examinations carried out over
the previous year.














The staff remained the same during the year.
A total of $594.24 collected as fees .at the Department was paid into the
Treasury up to the end of the year.
A classified summary of the examinations carried out and films used is
shown in Appendix V.

X. KINGSTOWN PRISON. 0
The health of the prisoners was satisfactory during the year. There were no
epidemics of disease. There were 315 committals to the Prison and 275 cases
of reported illness of which 16 were hospitalized in the Colonial Hospital.
There were no deaths.
For Report of the Public Health Engineering Unit, please see Appendix VI.
Intermediate List of 150 Causes of Death is at Appendix VII.
Kingstown,
St. Vincent,
British West Indies.
12th December, 1955.


APPENDIX I.
TABLE MEDICAL STAFF LIST. ST. VINCENT. 1954.


Name and Qualification.



CORDIeE, G. J., M.B., Ch.B.
(Edin., 1951)


EDMUNDS, H. G. L.M.S.S.A.
(Lond).


Date of Date of
Appoint Appoint- Appoint- I
ment. ment to meant to the
present poat. service.
.


District
Med ic:il
Officer


1


- I _______________________________________


GUN-MUNRo, S. D., M.R.C.S.
(Eng., 1943), L.R.C.P. (Lond.,
1943, M.B., B.S., (U. Lond.)
D.O. (England).

HBTHRRINGTON, H. B.. M.B.
(Toronto), M.C.P. & H.
(Ontario), O.P.H. (Johns
Hopkins)

KOLCAN. J. M.B. Ch.B.
Polish School of Medicine.


MACMHAON, F. S.. M.B..
B.Ch., B.A.O.



MCMILLAM, K. J. E., B.Sc.,(Col-
lege of City of New York)
M.S., Ch.B. (Edin. Univ.)

MUzRO, H. A., L.R.C.P. (Edin.
1935, L.R.C.S. (Edin., 1935),
L.R.F.P.S. (Glasgow, 1944).

PAUL, R H.. M.D.
(Howard Unixversity).


USBORIB, V. M. N. M.R.C.S
(England 1945), M.B.B.S.
(U. London 1946). M.R.C.P.
(London 1947), L.R.C.P..
D.C.H.


Resident 5.
Surgeo).
Col onial
;io.pit:,!

Senior 1.
M.-dical
Officer


District 31.
Medical
Officer

Hli.u I 3.
Ph iIvsici : n
Colnnial
Hospi'al

District 1 6.

Officer

District 24.
Medicl
Officer

District 13.
Medical
Officer

Physician 10.
Colonial
Hospit:l 1


1. 521







. 10. 491




6. 521




12. 53


Remarks.


1. 1. 52



Part-time and temporary
medical officer. Appoint-
ment terminated an from
12. 7. 54

9. 3. 46 Acted Physician, Colonial
Hospital 28 11.52 to 9. 1.53.



Re-employed. On agreement


31. 12. 53i Appointment terminated as
from *29. n 54. on medical
rounds.


5. 54 13 5. 54'




3. 381 16. 3. 35



8. 45| 24. 8. 45.



3. 54 13. 3. 541



9. 541 10. 9. 54.


Acted Physician Colonial
Hospital from 10. 1. 53 to
11ii. 7. 54.
















APPENDIX II.

CLASSIFICATION OF SURGICAL OPERATIONS PERFORMED AT THE
COLONIAL HOSPITAL DURING THE YEAR 1954.


ABDOMINAL & GYNAELOGICAL


Appendectomy

Hysterectomy

Hernia & Hydrocele

Obstetric-Version, Forceps, etc.

Hysterotomy

Ectopic Gestation

Ligation of tubes

Caesarean section

Salpingectomy

Laparotomy-Intestinal Obstruc-
tion, etc.

D & C

Partial Nephrectomy


GENITO-URINARY


Suprapubic cystostomy 11

Prostatectomy 1

Urethrotomy 1

Dilatation of Urethal Stricture 133

Circumcision 24


ORTHOPAEDIC

Amputations 15


Fractures & Dislocations 36

Manipulations-Low back, S. I.

Joints 5


EYES

Cataracts 0

Meibomian Cysts, Pterygiums, etc. 56

Enucleation of Eye 3


EXCISION OF,TUMOURS

Benign 6

Malignant 2


UNCLASSIFIED

Thyroidectomy 3

Tonsils & Adenoids 14

Incisico of Abscesses, Whitlow
etc. 132

Avulsion of toenail, Curretage, etc. 72

Removal of foreign body 17

Haemorrhoidectomy 5


MISCELLANEOUS


TOTAL 1,612


TOTAL


1,612
















APPENDIX III.


Classification of Diseases and Deaths in the Colonial Hospital
31st December, 1954.
(Intermediate List 6th Revision of International Statistical


for the year ended

Classification).


Detailed
List Numbers.


A 1
A 7
A 10

A 11
A 12
A 16
A 20
A 23
A 26
A 28
A 37
A 41
A 42

A 43








A 47

A 48
A 50


A 51
A 52
A 63

A 54
A 58
A 59


A 60

A 61
A 63
A 64

A 65
A 67
A 68

A 69
A 70


Cause Group.


Tuberculosis of respiratory syst-m
Early syphilis

All other syphilis
GoJ-oicocal infections
Typhoid fev-r
1;ysentery, all forms
Septicnemia arid pyeemia
Meningoccal in Fectin us
Tetanus
Acute polionm3 elitis
Malaria
Ankylostomiasis
Otlihr diseases due to helminths


001-008
021
022,023
026, 029
030-035
040
045-048
053
057
061
080
110-117
129
124, 126
128, 130
036-039
049,
154, 059,
063-074,
086-090,
093,
095, 096,
120-122,
131-138.
152, 153

154
162, 163


170
171
172-174

177
204
200-203
205

210-239

250, 251
260
280-286

290-293
300-309
310-324
326
325
330-334

353
385
391-393
341-344
350-352
354-369
380-384
386
388-390
394-398
400-402
420-422

430-434
440-443
444-447


No. of
Deaths.


Intermediate
List Number.


All other diseases classified as infective
auni parasitic







Malignant neoplasm of intestine,
except rectum ..
Malignant neoplasm of rectum
Malignant neoplasm of intrachea
and of bronchus and lung not sp' -
cified is secondary
Malignant neoplasm of breast
Malignant neoplasm of cervix uteri
Malignant neoplasm of other and un-
specified parts of uterus
Malignant neoplasm of prostate
Leukemia ant leukemiaa ..
Lymphosarcoma and other neoplasms
of lymphatic and haematopoietic
system
Benign neoplasms and neoplamns of
unspecified nature
Nontoxic goiter
Diabetes mellitus
Avitaminosis and other deficiency
states
Other specified & unspecified anamias..
Psychoses
Psychonouroses & disorders of person-
ality
Mental deficiency
Vascular lesions affecting central ner-
vous system
Epilepsy
Cataract
Otitis media and mastoiditis
All other diseases of the nervous sys-
tem and sense organs





Rheumatic Fever
Arteriosclerotic and degenerative i
heart disease
Other diseases of heart I
Hypertension with heart disease ..
Hypertension without mention of
heart


A 79
A 81

A 82
A 83
A 84


No. of
Cases.


64
30

9
2
88
5
5
6
10
3
1
97
46


118








7
3


4
5
11

10
2
2


8

79
2
23

88
61
3

2
1

14
10
2
8

158





2

3
35
3

12
















Detailed
List Numbers.


450-456
460-468
470-475
480-483
490
491
500
501: 502.
519
511-517
520
522-527


Intermediate
List Number.


A 85
A 86
. 87
k 88
k 89
1 90
j 92
A 93
A 96
A 97



N. 99
k 100
- 102
i 103

A 104

A 105
A 106


Case Groups.


Diseases of arteries
Other diseases of circulatory system
Acut, upper respiratory infections
Infllnitza
Lo y p;..,ium:i ,i'
Blironclio;'n un lIOmi
Acute lroi,.iti-;
liroe ehitis, chroTic and inqualifieii
Pluerisy
All other respiratory dislkses



Ulcer of stomach
Ulcer of duode:um
Appendicitis
Tntestinal oi struetion and hernia


540
541
550-553
560, 561, 570

571, 572.

581
584, 585

536-539
542, 544
545
573-580
582, 583
586, 587

590
600
602, 604
601, 603
605-609
611-617
622-637

642, 652,
685, 686
650

651
645-649
673-680
683
687-689
720.-725
726. 727

730
700--716
731-736
738--744

750-752
753
755 -759
762
763--768
773-776


794
780-793
795

E919
E910, E911
E913-E915
E920-E928
E930-E965

N800-N804
N805-809
N810-829
?830-N839


No. of
7-'Ifies.


.. 4
: 7
34
5
. 5
34
18
. 1
., 5
S 15


267




24

29
6

34


Gastro-ontritis ana ,olitis, except
diarrhona of the now born
Cirrhosis of liver
Chololithiasi- and cholecvytis

Other diseases of digestive system






Acute neplriti.s
Irnfections of kidney
('alculi of urinarvy 'y.tem
Other diseases of e'nit,,-urinary
system .n.



Toxtntias of pregnnne, and the
pueperiun I
Abortion withoutt mel ion of sepsis or
toxaemia
Abortion 'with sepsis
Other coniplicatio'is 'f pregnancy,
chi 'bir.h and thr, onernrium


Arthritis :ind spondylitis
Muscular rlioumatism and rheuma-
tism unspecified
Ostpomyniliti! and periostitis
All tler lis.uases of skin and mus
culoskoletal system


All othor con.einilal malformation


Postinalta aspihyxia and stelectasis
Infections of the newborn,
Ill-defined diseases peculiar .o early in-
fan y. :l imnmaTuri;y uiqualified .

Senilit\ without me-ntini of svyehosi. .
il-dofnied anti unkniwn ca(0uses of
S!,o]i0,nvity aini niortalit v

Accident cau.seid hv firearms
All other .ovcidntai causes,




Fracturei of skkuil
Fracture oi spine and trunk
Fractuire of limbs
Dislocation without fracture


I
i


No. of
Deaths.



-2


1

19
8

161


1


8
2

4

6



1
1




6
3
90
26


A 107


A 116

A 118

A 119
A 120



A 122
A 123

A 124
A 126



A 12t


A 131
A 132
\ 135


A 136
A 137


AE 145
AE 147




AN 138
AN 139
AN 140
AN 141



















Intermediate
List Number.


AN 142

AN 148
AN 144

AN 146
AN 146

AN 148
AN 149
AN 1 50


Detailed
List Numbers.



N840-N848

N850-N856


N870-N908
N910-N929

N940-N949
N960--N959
M950-N959
N980-N999


Cause Grcups.


Sprains and strains adj.cen; m- '.-'
Head injury excitingng fracture*)
Internal iij:!Tv of che-t, abdoroen &
pelvis
Laceration and otnn wounds
Superficial injur,, contusion and
crushing xi ih intact skii suria':e
Burns
Effects All other and unspecified effects of
oxternil ri.uses




TOTAL


No. of


No. of
Deaths.





2


No. of
Cases.




20
18

40
30

52
27
3

63




3,031


151


8


















APPENDIX IV.

CLASSIFICATION OF EXAMINATIONS CARRIED OUT AT THE LABORATORY DURING 1954.


Nature of Specimen


BLOOD:

Kahn's
Total cell counts
Differential cell counts
Blood sedimentation rates
Grouping etc.
Glucose Tolerance, Sugars
Urea
Plasmodia
Microfilariae
Widals
Other examinations


URINE:

Chemical
Microscopic

FAECES:

Ankylostoma Duodenale
Ascaris Lumbricoides
Trichuris Trichiura
Cysts, Entamoebae, etc.
Mixed Infections
Chemical


SMEARS:


Hansen's
Neisseria
Others


Gonorrhoea


SPUTUM:

Koch's
Other Orgs.

CEREBROSPINAL FlUID:

Cell count
Chemical

MISCELLANEOUS:


TOTAL


6,5i


Total Positive Negative Doubtful


82

1,989 418 1,487 84
1,509
1,432
1,290
63
80


2,436




1,045


39
17


4
158
1




1,306
1,130



101
96
99
13
320
6


250 74 180
7



5
5

32


10,421


I

















APPENDIX V.


CLASSIFIED SUMMARY OF X-RAYS DONE DURING 1954.

Part Examined No. of Part Examined No. of
Exams. Exams.


Skull ..... 221 Extremities:
Chest -.- 683 Upper -. 299
Ribs .....I 50 Lower ..... 295
G. I. Series .... 57 Shoulders & Clavicle 69
Abdomen (pregnancies, etc.)! 67 Urinary Tract ..... 28
Spine .... 117 Dentals ..... 13
Pelvis and Hips ...... 109 Miscellaneous: 1 31
Gall Bladder ...... 2 I
TOTAL .... 2,041





CLASSIFIED SUMMARY OF FILMS USED DURING 1954.

Size of Film !Amount Used Size of Film Amount Used


15" x 12" .... 971 81/2" x 6" .. 307
12" x 10" 1... 744 Dentals 53
10" x 8" ... 310

TOTAL 2,385
.i\

















APPENDIX VI.

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEERING Li.IT FOR THE
YEAR 1954.

INTRODUCTION.
This report deals with the activities of the Unit and its staff in relation to
public health improvement work in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Reference
is also made to various other projects carried out for Government Departments,
(other than the Medical Department) Town Boards and Village Councils.

STAFF.
There were no changes in the combined staff of the Public Health Engineering
Unit and the Central Housing and Planning Authority, which comprises five
persons, i.e. Fngineering Assistant and Secretary, Field Technician, Clerk and
Typist. Accountant and Works Foreman.
The Engineering Assistant, Field Technician, and Works Foreman, were
the only officers responsible for the volume of field work during the period under
review. It was regretted that the volume of work did not permit the preparation
of quarterly reports for the year 1954. However, it is anticipated that with the
approval of the new staff proposals submitted, these reports will again be possible
for the year 1955.

FINANCE.
Colonial Development and Welfare grants financed most of the jobs com-
pleted by the Unit, and also took care of staff salaries and transportation.
The following is a detailed list of the various grants:-
C.D. & W. Scheme D1427a--Public Health Improvements ...... $11,361.00
,. D1983 -Staff Salaries etc. ...... $12,425.00
D2041 -Latrines & Water Supplies for Infant
Schools ...... $ 1,440.00
D2166 -Paul's Lot Drainage ...... $ 4,000.00

ACTIVITIES OF THE UNIT.
The activities of the Unit are detailed in this report under the following heads.
1. Public Latrines. 7. Drainage.
2. School Latrines. 8. Refuse Disposal.
3. Public Baths. 9. Workshop.
4. Private Latrine Programme. 10. Landcrete Machine.
5. Public Buildings. 11. Transportation.
6. Latrine Unit Factory.

1. PUBLIC LATRINES.
(a) Mayreau.
On this Island, located in the Southern Grenadines, a public latrine com-
prising four cubicles on P.H.E.U. standards was completed and painted at a cost
of $475.00
(b) Water Closet-Paul's Lot.
Under constr-ction for the Aided Self Help Housing Scheme at Paul's Lot,
is a watercloset latrine to serve 20 families. This latrine is so designed that
each family will have an independent cubicle and be solely responsible for its
maintenance. It is anticipated that the building will be completed in early 1955.
It is estimated that the cost of this unit will be approximately $3,000.

2. SCHOOL LATRINES.
From a C.D. & W. grant of 300 the Unit laid down latrines and provided
drinking water for three new infant schools, i.e. Chateaubelair, Diamond, and
Langley Park.
(a) Chateaubelair.
At this new school, a four unit latrine on P.H.E.U. standards was constructed.
A connection from the Town water supply permitted laying down a 1/2" line
(water) providing a sufficient supply of drinking water.
(b) Diamond.
For this school, a three unit latrine was constructed. Drinking water was
provided by the installation of a metal tank and guttering attached to the school
building roof.
(c) Langley Park.
,Latrine accommodation and provision for drinking water was similar to the
Diamond School.

















3. PUBLIC BATHS.
(a) Rose Hall.
At a cost of $950.00, a public bath, comprising four cubicles, two each for
male and female, was constructed for this village. The cost includes money
expended for road crossing and drainage to effect a proper outlet for waste water.
(b) Coulls Hill.
We regret to report that though a four cubicle bath room was prefabricated
in our workshop for this village. pressure of other priority work did not permit
us to assemble the sections during the year. We hope to complete this bath room
early in 1955
(c) Paul's Lot Housing Scheme.
Erection of two buildings. providing bath room facilities for male and female,
was in progress at the close of the year. It is anticipated that these rooms will
be completed for the families when construction of. the Aided Self Help Houses
is completed.

4. PRIVATE LATRINE PROGRAMME.
For the period under review, progress on this programme las not been quite
satisfactory though district sanitary inspectors are making efforts to encourage
villagers to use our fly-proof precast latrine unit. It is proposed to make every
effort for the coming year to increase the sale of this item. Housing schemes
throughout the Island continue to use our standard precast unit.
Deliveries for the year under review were as follows:-
Housing Schemes ...... 45 complete units.
Private Latrine Programme ...... 52 ,, ,,

5. PUBLIC BUILDINGS.
Market, Abattoir, and Office-Barrouallie.
For the Barrouallie Town Board the Unit prepared and supervised the con-
struction of a landcrete block building to accommodate, under one roof, a fish
and meat market abattoir, and an office and meeting room. All rooms are within
easy access of each other.

6. LANDCRETE BLOCK BUILDING-BASIN HOLE.
For the Central Housing and Planning Authority, we erected two 2-room land-
crete block buildings (16' x 12') at the Mt. Bentinck-Basin Hole Housing Scheme.
The cost of $550.00 each was met from the Authority's funds.

7. LATRINE UNIT FACTORY.
This factory was in operation for various periods during the year. Production
and deliveries were as follows:-
Production Deliveries Balance
Box Seats 175 145 30
Rabbit Plates 121 117 4
Foot Plates 120 120 -
"T" Beams 98 78 20
Inverts 463 282 181
Mounds 1,140 1,084 56

Attached to this report is a detailed list ot the deliveries made.

8. DRAINAGE.
(a) Ocar Pool-Bequia.
During the year under review the Unit was able to remove a nuisance which
was in existence for a number of years. Ocar Pool, the collecting basin for a
large watershed, was a potential breeding focus for mosquitoes. Roads that were
natural water courses and houses that suffered considerable damage during heavy
rains are all now relieved by provision of adequate drainage.
Six hundred feet of drain, built of rubble stone masonry with a concrete
bottom has been completed; left to be done is the cement pointing of certain
sections of the wall above ground level.
Cost of construction 'has been very high due to the nature of the soil in and
around the pool, difficulty in obtaining and transporting boulders, having to
construct three road crossings and one bridge. Approximately $3,500.00 have
already been spent from Scheme D.1427a.
(b) Paul's Lot Housing Scheme.
With $4,000.00 provided from Scheme D 2166, we have started drainage work
in the Paul's Lot area. To date, 520 feet of road-side drain, using Newhold inverts
and rubble stone masonry sides, have been completed. In addition to the above,

















220 feet of storm water drain have been laid down. The Unit hopes to complete
the entire drainage system during Ihe year 1955.
(c) Stubbs and Clare Valley School.
For both these schools, using 40 newbold inverts, drains were laid down for
taking away waste water from drinking taps.

9. REFUSE DISPOSAL.
From P.H.E.U. Funds, construction of a small brick incinerator for the Ex-
tension Hospital was completed during the year under review.

10. P.H.E.U. WORKSHOP.
Our workshop continues to be of great service to the Unit and was under
operation throughout the year. The following work was accomplished.
1. Prefabricating wooden latrine sections for Mayreau Public Latrine, Dia-
mond, Chateaubelair and Mt. Bentinck Infant Schools, and two latrines
for landcrete block buildings at Basin Hole.
2. Prefabricating xcof and doors for two public baths.
3. Prefabricating doors and windows for aided self help houses at Paul's
Lot.

11. LANDCRETE MACHINE.
For another yea this machine, still in gool condition was operated under
the supervision of the P.H.E.U. staff. Blocks were produced for the following
buildings:-
W.C. at Paul's Lot.
2. Aided selL help houses at Paul's Lot.
3. Barrouallie market and abattoir.
4. Clare Valley Infant School.

12. TRANSPORTATION.
The new 3% ton truck purchased in April 1953, was in operation for the entire
year under review. A total of 10,519 miles was covered while travelling on official
business, viz. transporting building materials and staff of the combined unit.

13. TOWN AND RURAL PLANNING AND E-OUSING.
1. Since the housing survey of 1940-42, conditions have improved slightly
but have not kept pace with the increase in population. There is no doubt that
in the rural areas many people are still living in houses which are not up to
Public Health standards and in some cases unfit for human habitation. Over-
crowding conditions are alarming both in urban and rural areas. This condition
is aggravated by the difficulty in obtaining suitable lands for housing. Young couples
still continue to live with their parents under the same roof; in many instances
with very much less than 40 sq. ft. per person.
The cost in St. Vincent of foreign building materials i.e. cement, nails, galvan-
ized iron, asphalt roofing, paints etc. makes it extremely difficult for low and
middle income group people to rebuild, repair or build a new home. The labourer
is well aware that a stone or concrete block house covered with galvanized iron
is far better and more economical (in the long run) to build than one from local
lumber; but he just cannot wait for two 'r three years to collect these foreign-
materials and therefore, must build from local lumber which is readily available.
Deterioration of local lumber is very fast and maintenance costs continue to
increase.

2. The Central Housing and Planning Authority has been able since 1947, to
establish seven villages involving approximately 1,000 houses. Freehold building
lots and building materials were made available to each family so that they
could repa-r. re-construct or build a new home as stipulated by the local Public
Health Building Regulations. In addition to the above, the Authority has
established for the Land Settlement Estates and the Small Town Boards, housing
Schemes involving 250 units. For private enterprise the Authority has approved
layouts for five new housing areas which will take care of another 400 units.
The following schemes are under actual development by the Central Housing
and Planning Authority:-
i. Layou.
ii. Sans Souci.
iii. Barrouallie.
iv. Paul's Lot.
-). Peniston.
vi. Petit Bordel.
When complete these schemes will provide accommodation for 600 familieS.
Arrangements are being made to extend the villages already established
under the Sandy Bay and Mt. Bentinck Schemes, which are now overcrowded.


















At Paul's Lot and Peniston Aided Self-Help Schemes are in progress. Families
have already started to occupy their houses at Peniston.

Progress continues to be maintained on the Housing Schemes established
at Montrose, a suburb of Kingstown. This scheme is relieving the overcrowding
in town. Another portion of the Montrose Estate has recently been laid out
roads are being constructed and oiled, and drains built. Water and electric
lighting have already been installed.

Under investigation for improvement and removal are the following vil-
lages:-
1. Mesopotamia.
2. Rose Hall.
3. Spring Village.
4. Overland (Portion of Montrose Estate).
5. Coulls Hill.
6. Jarvis.

3. The Authority continues to keep in close touch with other islands of the
Caribbean Commission in respect to interchange of experience in building pro-
jects. Visit of Housing Technicians attached to F.O.A. contribute considerably
to the up-to-date development of our various schemes.

.4. Financing of Housing Schemes continue to be taken care of by grants
from Local Government and Colonial Development and Welfare.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY FOR THE PERIOD 1ST JANUARY 1947 TO
31ST DECEMBER, 1954.


Expenditure.


Revenue.


Development of Housing areas,
survey, roads, drains, lights,
labour, transportation.
M materials ...... ...... ...... ...... $257,712
Sundry Debtors ...... ..... ...... 67,622

$325,314


Land, Sales, Rents etc.


Amount expended on Personal Emoluments, Office Expenses, Travelling and
Contingencies from C.D. & W. Grants: $51,225.

LATRINE UNIT FACTORY.
PRODUCTION AND DELIVERIES FOR 1954.


A. Concrete Mounds:


B. Inverts:


C. T-Beams:


Production Deliveries
1,140 Public Works Department
Kingstown Board
Department of Agriculture
C.H. & P.A. Schemes



Production Deliveries
463 Clare Valley School
Montrose
Paul's Lot
Kingstown Board
Stubbs
Public Works Department
Private Individual
Broken


Production


Deliveries


98 School Latrines
Housing Schemes
Private Latrine Programme
Public Latrine


...... $325,314


$325,314


...... 556
...... 18
...... 100
...... 410 1,084


...... 36
...... 20
...... 17
C...


















D. Foot-Plates:


Production
120


Deliveries
School Latrines 29
Housing Schemes .. 36
Private Latrine Programme-. 52
Public Latrine _. 4 121


E. Rabbit Plates:


F. Box-Seats


Production


Deliveries
School Latrines
Housing Schemes
Private Latrines
Public Latrines


Production Deliveries
175 School Latrines
Housing Schemes
Private Latrines
Public Latrines


..... 28
35
...... 50
4


...... *55
...... 35
...... 52
..... 4 145






APPENDIX VII.

INTERMEDIATE LIST OF 150 CAUSES OF DEATH.

(Sixth Revision of the International Lists of Diseases, Iniijuries and Causes of Death)

CLASSIFICATION OF THE CAUSES OF DEATH (BY AGE QIROUPS) FOR THE YEAR 1954.


No. in CAUSES OF DEATH Under
List 1 Year

M F


A 1. Tuberculosis of respiratory system
A 2. Tuberculosis of meninges & cen-
a tral nervous system --
A 3. Tuberculosis of intestines, perito-
neum and mesenteric glands 1
A 4. Tuberculosis of bones and joints...
A 6. Congenital Syphilis j 2
A 9. General paralysis of insane
A 10. All other Syphilis
A 12. Typhoid Fever
A 20. Septicaemla and pyaemia .
A 23. Meningococcal infections
A 26. Tetanus 2 1
A 32. Measles 3 2
A 34. Infectious hepatitis 1 1
A 42. Other diseases due to helminths _- 2 5
A 43. All other diseases classified as in-
fective and parasitic
A 44. Malignant neoplasm of buccal
cavity and phar,n, .....
A 45 Malignant neoplasm of oesopha-
~- gus
A 46. Malignant neoplasm of stomach
A 47. Malignant neoplasm of intestine I
except rectum _
A 51. Malignant neoplasm of breast
A 52. Malignant neoplasm of cervix

A 53. Malignant neoplasm of other & un-1,
specified parts of uterus ...
A 54. Malignant neoplasm of prostate -"
A 55. Malignant neoplasm of skin
A 57. Malignant neoplasm of all other:
unspecified sites .._
A 58. Leukaemia and aleukaemia
A 59. Lymphosarcoma & other neo-;
plasm of lymphatic and
haematopoietic system
A 63. Diabetes mellitus
A 64. Avitaminosis and other deficiency
states 16 12
A 65. Anaemias
A 66. Allergic disorders, all other endo-
crine, metabolic & blood dis-
eases ,

A 70. Vascular lesions affecting central
nervous system
A 71. Nonmeningococcal meningitis _i
A 73 Epilepsy
A 78. All other diseases of the nervous
system & sense organs
A 80. Chronic rheumatic heart disease -
A 81. Other diseases of heart
heart disease
A 82. Other diseases of heart
A 83. Hypertension with heart disse
A 84, Hypertension without mention of,
.: ''-,, heart
A 85. Diseases of arteries
* A 90. Bronchopneumonia .... 4 9
A 91. Primary atypical, other & unspe-
* ,'r cifled pneumonia 4 3
T A 90, Acute bronchitis 16 21
A 93. Bronchitis, chronic and unquallfed 4 3
A 97. All other Respiratory diseases
A 99. Ulcer of stomach
A 103. Intestinal obstruction and hernia
A 104. Gastro-enteritis and colitis except
diarrhoea of the newborn -_ 41 35
A 107. Other diseases of digestive system 1 1
A 108. Acute nephritis .
A 109. Chronic, other and unspecified
nephritis 2
A 110. Infections of kidney
A 114. Other diseases of genito-urinary'
system -
A 116. Toxaemias of pregnancy and the
puerperium
A 117. Haemorrhage of pregnancy &
childbirth
A 120. Other complications of pregnan-
cy, childbirth and the puer-
perium ......
A 121. Infections of skin & suibcuta-
neous tissue
A 126. All other diseases of skin & muscu-
loskeletal system
A 127. Spina bifida & meningocele -
A 120. All other congenital malformations
A 130. Birth injuries 2 1
A 131. Postnatal asphyxia & aielectasis ...
A 133. Hoemolytic disease of newborn
A 134. All other defined diseases of '
earlyinfancy 27 26
A 135. Ill-defined diseases peculiar to early
infancy, & immaturity unquall-
fled I
A 136. Senility without mention of psy- 38 4
chosis
A 137. Ill-defined & unknown causes of
morbidity & mortality -. 14 9

GROUP TOTALS 187 183

"E" Code. Alternative Classif cation of
Accidents, Poisonings, anti Violence
'External Cause).

AE 138. Motor vehicle accidents ....
AE 141. Accidental falls
AE 144. Accident caused by hot sub-
stance, corrosive 11qu 8d,
steam, and radiation
AE 147. All other accidental causes
AE 148. Suicide and self-inflicted injury
AE 149. Homicide and injury purposely
inflicted by other persons
(not in war)

GROUP TOTALS

"N" Code. Alternative Class:flcation of
Accidents, Poisonings, and Violence
(Nature of Injury).

AN 188. Fracture of Skull
AN 139. Fracture of spine and trunk
AN 144. Internal injury of chest, abro
men and pelvis
AN 145. Laceration and open wounds
AN 148. Burns
AN 150 All other and unspecified effects ofi
external causes .


GROUP TOTALS

GRAND TOTAL 187 183


1 2 3 4 5-9 10-14
Year Years YeaYea Years Years Years

M F M F M F IM F M F M F


112
1



1

1
1 2
1

8 9 3 2 1 1 1 2 1

6 6 1 3 1 1 1


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M F


2 2





1


i 1
1


23 22 3 3 1 1


1


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MP FM F


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


Totals


M F


14 16

1 -


25-29 30-
SYears Yea




1 1 1








1

1


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F F FM F M F


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1 1 1


38 48

40 92


1 3 i 9 19 a 27 20 38


13 33


36 33


1 2


1 2 1 1 2 2 -

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1 1


2 1 2 68 30

13 31 26 42 3 1 526 599




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