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Publication Date: June 19, 1956
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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 24: Proclaiming the Animals (Diseases and Importation) Ordinance, 1954 shall deem to come into operation from the 19th day of June, 1956
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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 25: The Animals (Disease and Importation) Control Regulations, 1956
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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 26: The Industrial Workers Wages Regulation Order, 1956
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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 27: The Agricultural Workers Wages Regulation Order, 1956
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    The Administration Report on the St. Vincent Public Library for the year 1955
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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT


GAZETTE


SAINI' VINCEMIV'. TUESDAY, 19 JUNE, 1956.


[No. 35.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES. i o. 2.
- l r. Ki:NNETH HONADIE, Agricultural
No. 249. IInstrnetoi, has been granted 1 month's
PROMOTIONS. |vaNcation leave with effect from 9th


His Excellei ev the Governor h;s
been pleased to approve Ilie procn'ion
of Mr. H. H. WTLTI AMS, Principal
Assistant Secretuar I. iinisi rx for ''rIide
and '-rod action, t tile pi.st of Dis:rict
Officer, iarriaciou. Mr. WILLlAMS left'
the (,uloniy for Gren;nia oi, .1 cne lllih,
where lie will tik.- ti n ontl i police ;is
District Officer. inil \\iij iletl pioct ed
to Carriacon to take up his new dint e'.
19th June, 1956.
(P,F. 134).

No. 250.
His Excellency :he Governor has
been pleased to approve ihe promotion
-of Mr. A. L. SAMi[EL, Adminiistrative
Assistant, Governmient Office, to the
'vacant post of Piiiiciplil Assistant S-c-
retarvy, Trade and Prod action, with
,effect from 11th June, 1956.
19th June, 1950.
(P.F. 60)

No. 251.


VACATION LEAVE.

Miss BARBARA OLLIVIERRM,
Nnurse, Coloni;,l Hospital, ]lIs
granted three months' vacation
of absence with effect from 1st
1956.
19th June, 1956.
(M. 2/1961 III).


Staff
hbeen
leyve
May,


P19th Ju., 1956.
( '.1-. 702t.


No. 253.
LAYOU TOWN BOARD.


Mi r.'. T.ILIAN : AXWIELL was duly
(-l.cted :s a nienlmer of the Board, -with
Iff'. t .fr<,i, Ilti .June, 19KC, vice Mr.
THEOPHILUS WVCODS who bliS cl igned.
19th June, 195C.


No. 254.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.
i
The Administrition Report on the St.
Vinceont Public. Library for the year
1955 is published with this issue of the
Gazette.
19th June, 1956.

No. 255.
LEGISLATION.

The Right Honourable the Secretary
of State for the Colonies has notified that
Her Majesty the QUEEN will not be
advised to exercise her power of die-
allowance in rep.ect of the following
Ordi-nance of this Government:-


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SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 19 JUNE, 1956-(No. 35).


No. 2 of 1956.-An Ordinance to
make provision for the creation
of a Public Service Commission.
(A. 40/1949).
19th June, 1956.

No. 256.)
The following Documents are pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette:-
S.'R. &"0'No". 24.--Proclaiming the
Animals (Diseases and Importa-
tion) Ordinance, 1954 shall
deem to come into operation
from the 19th day of June, 1956.
(J. 1/1951).

S.R. & 0. No. 25.-The Animals
(Diseases and Importation) Con-
trol Regulations, 1956.
(J. 11951),.


S.R. & 0. No.
trial Workers
Order, 1956.


26.-The Indus-
Wages Regulation


S.R. & 0. No. 27.-The Agricul-
tural Workers Wages Regulation
Order, 1956.
By Command,
0. E. LEIGERTWOOD,
Acting Government Secretary.
GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
19th June, 1956.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

SUPREME COURT NOTICES. -

NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands will be
held at the Court House in Kingstown,
for the trial of CRIMINAL causes on
Tuesday the 3rd day of July, 1fWn,
commencing at 10.00 o'clock in the
forenoon.
All parties concerned, also such per-
sons as are bound over by recognizance


to prosecute or give evidence, or sum-
moned as Jurors or witnesses are conm-
Smanded to give their persoiial atten-
dance.
7th June, 1956.

NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands aid Leeward Islands will be
held at the Court House in Kingstown,
for the trial of CIVIL causes in the
Summary and Original Jurisdictions of
the Court on Tuesday the "rd day
of J71ly, 1956, commencing at 10.00
o'clock in the forenoon.
7th June, 1956.

NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands aid Leeward Islands will be
held at the Court House in Kingstown,
for the hearing of APPEALS FROM
MAGISTRATES on Tuesday the 3rd
day of July, 1956, commencing at
10.00 o'clock in the forenoon.
C. E. A. RAWLE,
Registrar, Supreme Court.
REGISTRAR'S OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN,
7th June, 1956.


NOTICE.

The attention of the Public is drawn
to section 51 of the Georgetown Town
By-Laws S.R. & 0. No. 71 of 1950.
" No person shall expose for sale in any
street or in any pul.lic place in the
town or within one mile from the limits
thereof other tlian in the market or
other place approved by the Bard any
mipnt, fish. \h halin~ient or inlirtl : Pro-
vided that nothing helrein cintained
shall extend to i prevent any person
from disposing of ainy tinned neat or
salted fish in any shop or in the course-
of any auction of general effects."
ROBERT STAY,
Chairman, Georgetown Board.
12th June, 1956.


INCOME TAX NOTICE.

NOTICE is hereby given that the iiinerinentioned persons having 1',en
defaulters under the Income Tax Ordinance, Cap. 192, their properties having
been levied nupon, will be offered for sale at the Treasury, Kin-stown, on
Saturday, 23rd June, 1956, at 1.00 o'clock for recover. of taxes due.
F. E. WILLIAMS,
Ag. Accountant General.
Treasury Chambers,
St. Vincent.
25th May, 1956.


Name of Owner.

Curtis Wallace
Samuel Yearwood


Situation of
Properly.
Quarry, Kingstown
Georgetown


Description of
Property.
One House
One House, and One-
Truck No. 631.
















SA.1N'r VINC1ENT, TUEI)A Y, 19 .JUNE, 19u.6.-(No. 35i).


CJSTO/IS NOTICE.

The undermentioned Gcods will be sold at Public Auction on 4th July, 1956, under Sec. 27,
Uap. 183 of the Laws of St. Vhicent, unless they are duly cleared or re-warenoused.

F. E. WILLIAMS.
Ag. Accountant General.

NEW WAREHOUSE-CUSTOMS


Quantity &
Marks & Nos. Descrio-
tion


Declared Contents


12.11.49 Maissoneu e
Park
2. 6.54 Lacy Steadfast,

2.11.54 Commandant
SMilliaseau
5.11.54 Gloria B.

24.12.54 Canadian
Challenger
29.12.54 Cacique del
Caribe
31.12.54 Senator

6. 1.55 Lady Steadfast
28. 1.55 Sygna

2. 2.55 Ionian Leader

9. 3.55 West Indian
26. 3.55 Daerwood
20. 4.55 :Trajanus

14. 3.55 Daerwood

4. 5.55 Lady Steadfast
17. 5.55 iDaerwood
10. 5.55 'Lady Steadfast


jCo. Ltd_
rJ. H. 1Ha-eil,
SCu. Ltd.


Sons.


I
*Core. & Co.

Geo. A. Forde

,T. H. Hazell, Sons &
; Co. Ltd.
'Barclays Bank
John H. Hazel!, Sons
S& Co.
John H. Hazel!, Sons
& Co.
Corea & Co.
:W. Wa.'-ner
Corea & Co.

Geo. A. Forde

E. A. Banfield
Geo. A. Forde
E. A. Banfield
I


C.N.S. -B.B.

N/M

T.C.C.-D.L. 0194

N/M
N/M
A. C. De. Bique

E. M. David-
Dominica
C & Co.

P. H. V.
Marion Miller

R. P.

Hastings-400
N/M
R. F. Marksmar

P. H. V.
R. P.
Add.
N/M
P. H. V.
I


2 only Anchors

1 Drum Cement

1 Caqe Mining Equipment

8 a;-tonn Shell Oil
13 "ins Shell Oil
10 Carton, Advertising Matter

1 bdi. Galvanised Sheets

1 bdl. Galvanise Buckets

2 Cartons Merchandise
1 Trunk Clothing

1 Carton Merchandise

2 Bales 'B. Twills
1 bdl. Brooms
n 2 Cases 'Candles & Candle Oil
1 pkg. do.
I1 Case Almanac
1 Case Almanac
1 Loose Tyre
3 only Coal Pots
1 Carton $Malt Liquor
Liuo


NEW BAGGAGE WAREHOUSE


Date
Date Ware- Convey- Consignee Marks & Nos.
Received housed ance


27. 6.54 5. 7.54 B.G. Plane John H. Hazell, Sons J. H. Hazell
& Co.
7.12.54 15.12.54 B.G. Plane John H. Hazell, Sons J. H. Hazell-T 287
1 & Co. I
6. 3.55 14. 3.55 B.G. Plane John H. Hazell, Sons Corea & Co. Ltd.
& Co. T 1071
30. 1.55 7. 2.55 B.G. Plane John H. Hazell, Sons J. H. Hazell-T 1023
I & Co.
10. 5.55 18. 5.55 B.G. Plane John H. Hazell, Sons St. Vincent Import
1 & Co. Agencies. T1103
17. 5.55 28. 5.55 B.G. Plane John H. Hazell, Sons Selwyn B. Isaacs
& Co. Agencies. T 1110


Description of Goods



1 pkg. Stationery

;1 pkg. Advertising
Material
1 pkg. Leaf Tobacco

1 pkg. Beer Samples-

1 pkg. Xmas Orna-
ments
1 Carton Leaf
Tobacco


Date
Ware-
housed


Ship


Consi'one













18S SAINT VINCENI', TUESDAY. 19 JUNE, 1956.-(No. 35.)


TREASURY NOTICE.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT.

LAND AND HOUSE TAX NOTICE.

NOTICM is hereby given that in accordance with section 49 of the Land
and House Tax Ordinance," Chapter 194, a8 amended by Ordinance No. 12 of
1951, the following properties which were sold for arrears of Taxes on 28th
April And 9th June, 1956, respectively, will VEST absolutely in the purchasers'
name'), unless the owners or any other person or persons having an interest in
the properties sold, pay into the Treasury the said PURCHASE PRICE PLUS
TEN PERCENTUM thereof before the expiration of three (3) months from
the date of sale.

F. E. WILLIAMS,
Ag. Accountant General.
TREASURY CHAMBERS,
ST. VINCENT,
14th Jane, 1956.


Name of Owner Situation of
or Occupie-r. Property.

Codrington Florence Park Hill
Browne Jonas Sandy Bay
Cato Royal Hopewell
Hector Evina Kelly Park
Jackson George Hopewell


Description of
Property.

2 rds.
1 ac. 3r. 3 pl.
24 pol(s
1 House spot
1 D. Honse


Amount
Sold .or

$ 20.00
3.44
9.00
3.50
5.00


Date


4. 56
6. 56
6. 56
6. 56
6. 56


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SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1956, No. 24.

A PROCLAMATION. ,

(Gazetted 19th-June, 1956.)

BY THE ADMINISTRATOR.
[L.S.]

A. F. GILES,
Administrator.

WmHEAS it is enacted by section 1 of the Animals (Diseases and Importation)
Ordinance, 1954, that the said Ordinance shall come into operation on a date
to be appointed by the Governor by Proclamation published in the Gazette:

Now THEREFORE I, ALEXANDER FALCONER GILES, the Officer for the time
being administering the Government of the Colony of Saint Vincent, in exercise
of the powers vested in me by section 1 of the Animals (Diseases and Importation)
Ordinance, 1954, do hereby proclaim that the said Ordinance shall come into
operation on the 19th day ,of June, 1956.

GIvla under my hand and the Public Seal of the Colony of Saint Vincent,
at Government Office in, the said Colony this 19th day of June One
thousand nine hundred and fifty-six and in the Fifth Year of the Reign
of Her Majesty QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN !

(J. 1/1951.)


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SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1956, No. 25.

ANIMALS (DISEASES AND IMPORTATION) CONTROL
REGULATIONS.

(Gazetted 19th June, 1956.)

1. Short title and overriding effect. These Regulations may be
cited as the Animals (Diseases and Importation) Control Regulations, 1956, and
shall have effect notwithstanding the provisions of Regulation 15 of the Animals
Diseases (Importation) Control Regulations, 1954, contained in the Second Sche-
dule to the Animals (Diseases and Importation) Ordinance, 1954 (No. 27 of 1954).

2. Importation control. (1) No fresh carcass, whether frozen or
chilled, nor any cured, smoked or pickled carcass, of any cattle, pig, sheep or
goat, or any portion of any such carcass or any semen shall be imported into
the Colony except such carcass or portion thereof or such semen is imported-
(a) directly from any of the following countries, namely Great Britain,
Northern Ireland, Eire, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the United
States of America (with the exception of fresh pig carcasses, whether
frozen or chilled, or any mild cured hams or bacon) and other British
West Indian Territories with similar legislation, and
(b) in accordance with the terms of a permit granted by the Agricultural
Superintendent.
(2) The provisions of paragraph (1) of this regulation shall not apply to-
(a) any importations made by or on behalf of the Government of the
.Colony; or
(b) any commercially canned meats, imported in hermetically sealed metal
cans and fully processed in a manner approved by the Superintendent
of Agriculture as being satisfactory for ensuring that such importation
is unlikely to result in the introduction or spread of disease in the
Colony, and accompanied by the official Meat Inspection Certificate of
the Country of Origin.

Made by the Governor in Council under section 14 of the Animals (Diseases
and Importation) Ordinance, 1954 (No. 27 of 1954), this 19th day of June, 1956.
F. GILBERT THOMAS,
Ag. Clerk of Executive Council.
(J. 1/1951.)

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SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1956, No. 26.

INDUSTRIAL WORKERS WAGES REGULATION ORDER.

(Gazetted 19th June, 1956.)

1. Short title. This Order may be cited as the Industrial Workers Wages
Regulation Order, 1956.

2. Remuneration and Holidays. The Statutory minimum remunera-
tion payable to persons employed in industrial undertakings as well as holidays
and sick leave to be allowed shall be in accordance with the provisions contained
in the Schedule to this Order.

3. -Commencement. This Order shall come into force on the 19th
day of June, 1956.

4. Cancellation. The Industrial Workers Wages Regulation Order, 1954
(S.R. & 0. 1954, No. 2) is hereby cancelled.

Made by the Governor under section 10 (4) of the Wages Councils Ordinance,
1953 (No. 1 of 1953), this 18th day of June, 1956.
A. F. GILES,
Administrator.

SCHEDULE.

MINIMUM REMUNERATION FOR TIME WORK.

1. The minimum remuneration to be .aid to workers to whom this Order
applies, employed on time-work shall, subject as hereinafter provided, be as
follows:-
Men ...... $1.50 per day for a day of 8 hours.
Women ...... $1.20 per day for a day of 8 hours.

Provided that workers employed by the Public Works Department of the
Colony on road work outside of a- radius of two miles from the Court House,
Kingstown, shall be paid as follows:

Men not less than $1.20 per day and women not less than 96 cents per day
Sa2 8 hours. *









MINIMUM REMUNERATION FOR OVERTIME.

2. Whenever a worker to whom this Order applies, employed on time-work,.
works, with the consent of his employer, for more than eight hours on any ordinary
day and on public holidays he shall be paid (except as is hereinafter provided) for
every hour or part thereof time and a half and for all work done on Sundays,
Christmas Day, Good Friday, August Monday and the Queen's Birthday double
time: Provided that this does not apply to watchmen and workers employed on
the shift system but whose total earnings must not be less than the daily minimum
wage when such earnings are divided by the number of days worked in the period
whether paid on a weekly, fortnightly, or monthly basis.


MINIMUM REM C3'NERATION FOR PIECE WORK AND TASK WORK.

3. The minimum re- :un.eration paid to workers, to whom this Order applies,
when employee" on any piece: \ ork for a period of eight hours shall not be less than
the daily minimum wage.


HOLIDAYS WITH PAY.

4. Every worker to whom this Order applies shall be entitled to holidays
with pay as follows:-

(1) 14 days holiday with pay for 200 days and over worked.
(2) 12 ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, 75-200 clays worked.
(3) 10 ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, 150- 175 .
(4) 8 ,, 125- 150 .
(5) 6 ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, 100- 125 25


SICK, LEAVE.-

5. Every worker shall be entitled to one week's (i.e. 7 working days) holiday
with full pay after the completion of 200 days work in any one year on the
production of a medical certificate.


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SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1956, No. 27.

AGRICULTURAL WORKERS WAGES REGULATION
ORDER.

(Gazetted 19th June, 1956.)

1. Short title. This Order may be cited as the Agricultural Workers
Wages Regulation Order, 1956.

2. Remuneration. The statutory minimum remuneration payable to
the workers to whom the Wages Council (Agriculture) Order, 1956 (S.R. & 0. 1956,
No. 19), applies, as well as holidays to be allowed, shall be in accordance with
the provisions contained in the Schedule to 'this Order.

3. Cancellation. The Agricultural Workers (Sugar and Arrowroot)
Wages Regulation Order, 1954, (S.R.O. 1954, No. 1) and the Agricultural Workers
(Minor Crops) Wages Regulation Order, 1954, (S.R. & 0. 1954, No. 34), are hereby
cancelled.

4. Commencement. This Order shall come into force on the 19th
day of June, 1956.
Made by the Governor under section 10 (4) of the Wages Councils Ordinance,
1953 (No. 1 of 1953), this 18th day of June, 1956.
A. F. GILES,
Administrator.

SCHEDULE.

MINIMUM REMUNERATION FOR TIME WORK.

1. The minimum remuneration to be paid to workers to whom this Order
applies, employed on time-work, shall be as follows:-
Men ...... $1.20 per day for a day of 8 hours.
Women ...... $ .96 per day for a day of 8 hours.

MINIMUM REMUNERATION FOR OVERTIME.

'2. Whenever a worker to whom this Order applies, employed on time-work,
a/ I 7 yrks with the consent of his employer, for more than eight hours on any ordinary
/ 7fiay he shall be paid (except as is hereinafter provided) for every hour or' part
Igo/ 9









thereof time and-a half and for all work done on Sundays and Public Holidays
double time: Provided that this does not apply to watchmen, stockmen, grooms
and workers employed.on the shift system but whose total earnings must not be
less than the daily minimum wage when such earnings are divided by the num-
ber of days worked in the period whether paid on a weekly, fortnightly or ,
monthly basis.


MINIMUM REMUNERATION FOR PIECE WORK AND TASK WORK.

3. The minimum- remuneration to be paid to Workers, to whom this Order
applies, when employed on piece work or task work shall be' as follows:-


Digging Arrowroot

Digging Peanuts

Picking Cotton


- 30 cts. per basket measuring 28" in diameter and
filled to a height of 14".
.- 23 cts. per kerosene tin filled, to the height of the
tin.
- 3 cts. per lb. (No deduction for moisture).


Provided that where a worker is employed on any piece work or task work
the employer shall be deemed to pay wages at less than the minimum wage unless
he shows that the rate for a period of 8 hours was not less than the minimum
wage for a day.


HOLIDAYS WITH PAY.

4. Every worker to whom this Order applies shall be entitled, to holidays
with pay as follows:-

(1) 7 days holiday with pay for 200 days and over worked.
(2) 6 ,, ,, ,, ,, ., 175-200 days worked.
(3) 5 ,, 150--175
(4) 4 ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, 125- 150 .
(5) 3 ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, 100-125 .


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ST. VINCENT PUBLIC LIBRARY.

ANNUAL REPORT-1955.

INTRODUCTION.
Steady progress was maintained throughout the year. Public support for
the library and recognition of its values grow daily and gifts of books and
magazines are continually being made by many interested members and well
wishers.
263 adult and 202 juvenile members were registered at Headquarters during,
the year. The total number of books circulated was:-Headquarters-27,704;
Rural Libraries-13,571.

ORGANISATION.
At the end of 1955 the Free Public Library was operated through nine different;-
points of service, namely:-
(a) Headquarters.
(b) Seven Branch Libraries at Georgetown, Marriaqua, Calliaqua,'Layou,
Barrouallie, Troumaca and Union Island.
(c) One Deposit Station at Bequia.

HOURS OF OPENING.
The Kingstown Public. Library is open to the Public from 9.30 a.m.-8.00 p.m.
every week-day with the exception of Wednesday when the hours of opening and
closing are from 3j00 p.m.-.8.00 p.m. The hours of the juvenile section vary some-
what from those of the adult and are as follows:-
Monday-Friday ...... 12.00 noon- 1.00 p.m.
3.00 p.m.- 6.00 p.m.
Wednesday ..... 3.00 p.m.- 6.00 p.m.
Saturday ...... 10.00 a.m.-12.00 noon
3.00 p.m.- 6.00 p.m.

LIBRARY COMMITTEE.
The Kingstown Public Library is managed by a Committee of five members.
The membership for 1955 was -
Hon. A. C. CYRUS-Chairman.
H. A. DAVIs, Esq., O.B.E.-Deputy Chairman.
Miss J. BUCHAN, M.A., Dip. of Education.
W. H. LEwis, Esq.
C. 0. HFGGINs, Esq.
The Committee held three meetings during the year to transact the Library's
business.
The Branch Libraries and Deposit Station in the rural areas are managed
by the Village Boards in the respective areas.

STAFF.
The Staff authorized for 1955 was:-
Librarian -Miss A. K. KXLSICo.
Assistant Librarian -Miss T. M. Cox.
Junior Asst. Librarians -Miss E. R. SMITrr
Miss V. E. LEwis.
.Probationary Assistant -Miss L. N. ALLEN.
Messenger -Mr. R. CLAnSW.

Miss Lewis and Miss Allen attended one-month training courses at the Eastern
Caribbean Regional Library, ,rinidad, in preparation for the Library Association
Entrance Examination which they sat during the year. Four members of the
library staff have now received library training at the E.C.R.L. which is the
recognized Library School for the Eastern Caribbean region.
MEMBERSHIP.
Adult membership is free to all residents of the island. Visitors are per-
mitted membership on payment of a deposit of 10/-. Children up to the age ef
fourteen years are eligible for \membership in the Juvenile Section.






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The total number of members on register at the-kingstown Public Library
at the end of 1955 was 3,862; adult 2,002; juvenile 1,860.
The rural libraries showed a registration of 2,641; adult 1,225; juvenile 1,416.

BOOK STOCK AND CIRCULATION.
The total number of books acquired during the year was 1,546; adult 873;
juvenile 673. -Several gifts of books were received from members.
The total number of books issued to the Rural Centres was 4,893. These
books were distributed as follows:-

Adult Juvenile Total
Georgetown 514 456 970
Calliaqua ...... 368 236 604
Marriaqua .... 368 274 642
Layou ...... 283 336 619
Barrouallie ...... 250 210 460
Troumaca ...... 344 294 638
Union Island ...... 336 345 581
Bequia ...... 198 181 379

2,661 2,232 4,893


Circulation at Headquarters and at the Branches for the year was as follows:-
Headquarters Non-Fiction Fiction Total
Adult ..... 5,464 .10,971 16,435
Juvenile ..... 2,950 8,319 11,269

Total H/Qs. ...... 8,414 19,290 27,704

Branches
Adult ..... 2,224 3,084 5,308
Juvenile ..... 5,977 2,286 8,263

Total Branches 8,201 5,370 13,571

Combined totals...... 16,615 24,660 41,275


The number of books discarded during the year was 514; 198 adult and 316
juvenile. Small collections of' less worn "discards" were sent to the institutions
and the Primary schools.

One hundred and ninety-six books were bound this year.

PERIODICALS.
The Reading Room continued to be very popular. The cessation at-the end
of March of the subscriptions to the forty-one American Magazines which
had been donated to the library by the Ellis L. Phillips Foundation of New York,
U.S.A., was a great loss. However, the public library has continued subscriptions
to the fifteen most popular of these magazines.

The library subscribes to sixteen British Periodicals and magazines and six-
teen other British periodicals are donated by the British Council.

BRANCH LIBRARIES.
The people in the rural areas continue to make good use of their branch
libraries. The library at Union Island was completely destroyed in September
during the Hurricane Janet. A new library is being built and will be opened in
February, 1956.

A Branch Library was opened at Troumaca in March. It is hoped that
Branch Libraries will be established at Camden Park, Chateaubelair and Biabou
during 1956. Three Branch Librarians were trained at the Kingstown Public
Library this year.












3
- !EPENDITURlE. *~w

The expenditure for 1955 is classified under the main heads- "
Salaries $5,404.80
Books and Binding 8,497.83
Contingencies 98.42
Development of Rural Service .... 378.78
Periodicals 259.86
Supplies and Stationery .. 234.77
$9,874.46


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.
The library is indebted to the Eastern Caribbean Regional Libraq t t
valuable and continual assistance given.
The library is also indebted to the Press and the Radio for their generous
publicity; to voluntary helpers in many parts of the colony; and to Indiyduml
readers and friends from abroad for donations of books.
The following is a list of persons who donated books and magazines to 09
Public Library during 1955:-
The British Council.
Rev'd. Father George Lewis, Biabou Rectory.
Mr. Leo Robinson, Trinidad.
Mr. L. E. Norrie, Trinidad.
Mr. L. Adler, c/o Sugar Mill Inn.
Mr. G. D. Samooker, c/o South Bridge Hotel.
Lady Popham.
Mrs. A. F. Giles, Government House.
Mrs. J. H. Richards, Cane Garden.
Mrs. William Hadley, Union Estate.
Mr. Lewis Punnett, Villa.
Miss D. Sabin, London, England.
Mrs. P. Ells, Kingstown.
Mr. A. Gibbings, Villa.

In conclusion, I would like to express my appreciation and thanks for the
help and co-operation given by the Chairman and members of the Library Com-
nmittee and also by officers in various Government Departments.

ANNE K. KELSICK,
Librarian.




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