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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT


Vol. 89.


GAZETTE


,ubliihchd hp iuthoriln .


S \lN 'T VIN. T 'l, '. 2: JVi Y. 219 6.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.


INo 40.


No. 294.
HURR CAE NOTICES.

It is hereby notified for general information that in the event of a hurri-
cane threatening or approaching the I1land.i the following warnings will be


given:-

KINGSTOWN









RURAL AREAS


CAUTIONARY
(1) A red flag with a black
rectangular centre will be
flown on Police Head-
quarters.

(2) Loud Speaker and Radio
Announcements.
(3) Three saluting guns will
be fired.


(1) A red flag with a black
rectangular centre will be
flown from Police Sta-
tions.
(2) Loud Speaker and Radio
Announcements.


TAKE COVER
(1) Two red flags with black
rectangular centres one
above the other will be
flown on Police Head-
quarters.
(2) Church Bells will ring
for 5 minutes.
(3) Cotton Ginnery whistle
will blow for 5 minutes.
(4) The Siren will blow for 5
minutes.
(1) Two red flags with black
rectangular centres will
be flown from Police Sta-
tions.
(2) Church Bells will ring
for 5 minutes.


17th July, 1956.
(W 25/1949).

No. 295. useful service in- hurricane condi-
LAND ARRANGEMENTS. tions. They are to keep a list of local
Justices of the Peace and of persons
I.-ANNUAL. who may suitably be enrolled as Special
Non-Commissioned Officers in charge: Constables should the necessity arise.
of Police Stations throughout the
parishes outside of Kingstown are Hur- II.-HURE-CANE WARNINGS.
ricane Relief Officers. They are to br The Cable and Wireless Company Ltd.
in constant touch with the District gives priority to hurricane Warnings, and
Committees and must render then" communicates them at once to the Ad-


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214 S N1IT \-N2JS ', 'IJ -D.l", 24 J6LY, 1J.6.-(No. 40).


ministrator and to the Government Sec- buildings can be used as first aid sta-
retary who will then notify the Financial tions and for housing and feeding des-
Secretary and the Chief of Police. titute.
On receipt of such a warning the Relief Committees wili arrange in cor -


Government Secretary also informs all junction with District Medical Officers
other Heads of Departments, and the for transport of injured to first aid sta-
Chief of Police immediately relays such tions.
warning to Non-Commissionid Gilcecs i1eief Committees will arrange to
in charge of Police Stations. shelter the homeless and for their feed-


From the time a hurricane warning
is received, the Hurricane Relief Com-
mittees are to take charge generally of
the Districts. They will at once get in
touch with the Police in their Districts
and the officers mentioned in the follow-
ing paragraphs; they are to be ready to
organise relief work with the Medical
Department, to disseminate all informa-
tion; to make arrangements for food sup-
plies; to make arrangements for centres
for first aid for the injured, for housing
and fee-ing the po-:: and for transport.

III.-ACTION TO BE TAKEN AFThR WARNIMO
ISSUED.
The Chief of Police will warn all Non-
Commissioned Officers in charge of Police
Stations, and they in turn warn inhabi-
tarts, ships in the harbour &c.
All Departments will batten down and
secure loose stores,
The Superintendent of Public Works
will get in touch with Road Overseers
and they and the drivers and gangs will
be on the alert.
The Assistant Superintendent of Tele-
phones will get in touch with all lines-
men, and arrange with all Exchanges
for the dissemination of warnings.

IV.-AFTER THE HURRICANE.
After the hurricane is over, the Re-
lief Committees will! a' ,- '.


.I g,
Relief Committees will issue food (it
they have taken charge of local supplies),
to first aid stations on demand by Dis-
trict Medical Officers.

V.-ACTION IN KINGSTOWN.
In Kingstown all action, as indicated
above, will be carried on by the
Kingstown District Committee save that
the Financial Secretary, the Superinten-
dent of Agriculture and the Labour Com-
missioner will be in charge of food sup-
plies, and the Chief of Police will be in
charge of the collection and protection
of the homeless.
VI.-ST. VINCENT GRENADINES.
The District Officer, St. Vincent Gren-
adines and/or the individual Relief
Committees will take any necessary
action in the islands in hurricane con-
ditions.
VII.-RETURNS.
The Financial Secretary, the Senior
Medical Officer, the Chief of Police
and Jhe Superintendent of Public
Works will render a return annually to
the Administrator on the 1st July to the
effect that their preparations with regard
to hurricane arrangements are up to date
and in order.
17th July, 1956.
(W. 25/1949).


It is notified
is composed of:


CENTRAL HURRICANE COMMITTEE.
for general information that the Central Hurricane Committee

His Honour the Administrator, C 'c rma;n,
The Honourable Financial Secretary,
The Minister for Comrmunications and Works,
The Venerable Archd-eacon R. S. Maxwell,
The Very Rev. Father Placid Ganteaume, O.S.B.,
Rev. Ross Fowkes,
Honourable A. C. Cyrus,
A. G. Hazel!, Esq.,
The Chairman of the Kingstown Town Board,
The Senior Medical Officer,
The Superintendent of Agriculture,
The Chief of Police,
The Superintendent of Works,
The Public Relations Officer,
Representative of C.D.C.,
Secretary: Mr. 0. E. Leigertwood, Acting Clerk of the
Legislative Council, Government Office.


24th July, 1956.


No. 307.














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No. 308.
REMEMBRANCE DAY.

It is notifiel for general information
that Remembrance Day will be observed
on Sunday llth Novemb-r, this year,
and in future years on the second
Sunday in November also.
24th July, 1956.

No. 309.
MEDICAL BOARD.

Dr. H. A. MUNRO, Physician, Colonial
Hospital, as a NMember of t.he Medical
Board during the absence on leave of
Dr. M. F. X. SLATTERY.
24th July, 1956.


No. 310.


EXTENSION OF LB E


No. 313.
ACIING APPOINTMENTS.

Consequent on the departure from
the Colony of Mr. F. E. WILLIAMS,
A.C.I.S., Acting Accounati -General,
the following acting appointments have
been approved by the Administrator
with effect f>om 6th July, 1956, and
until fnrth-r notice:-
(a) Mr. C.R.I. ROBINSON, A.A.C.C.A.,
Senior Accountant, to act as
Accountant General, Treasury.
(b) Mr. C. R. WILLIAMS, Inspector of
Accounts to act as Senior Account-
ant, Treasury.
(c) Mr. W. B. JACOBS, Senior Clerk,
to act as Public Office Superinten-
dent, Treasury.


24th July, 1956.
(A. 19/1948).


-- No. 314.
With reference to Government Notice BANK HOLIDAY.
No. 479 of 1st November, 1955, the
Honourable 0. R. KELSICK has been Monday the 6th August 1956, being a
granted extension of two months' leave, Bank Holiday, under the Bank Holidays
with effect from 1st June, 1956. Ordinance, all Public Offices will be
24th July, 1956. closed on that day.


( I.F. 608)


No. 311.
FISHERY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

With reference to Government Notice
No. 57 of 15th February, 1955, the
Fisheries Advisory Committee com-
prising the undermentioned persons
has been dissolved pending the re-
constitution of a new Committee:-
The Fonourable R. E. BAYNES,
Chairman,
The Honourable C. L. TANNIS,
Mr. R. ASH,
Mr. C. SIMMONS,
Mr. G. B. PALMER,
The Superintendent of Agriculture.
24th July, 1956.
(B. 21/1948).

No. A12.
TRAINING.

Mr. F. E. WILLIAMS, A.C.I.S., Acting
Accountant-General, Treasury, has been
selected for training in Public and
Business Administration at the Univer-
sity College of the West Indies. Mr.
WILLIAMS departed the Colony on
6th July. 1956, and will be away for
a period of three months.
24th July, 1956.
(P.P. 135).


24th July, 1956.

No. 289.
VACANT POSTS.

POST OF MANAGER AND PROGRAMME
DIRECTOR, WINDWARD ISLANDS
BROADCASTING SERVICE.

Applications are invited for the post
of Manager and Programme Director
of the Windward Islands Broadcasting
Service, particulars of which are as
follows:-
Appointment: The post is non-pen-
sionahle and the appointment will be
up to and including the 31st March,
1959, in the first instance. Vacation
leave earn, d in respect of this service
will be granted before the expiration of
this period. The officer will be subject
to the Colonial Regulations, the locil
general Orders, and tie Financia) and
Store Rules so far as they are applicable.
Salary : The salary of the post is at
the rate of $6.480 (1,350) per annum.
Allowances: Travelling and subsis-
tence allowances are payable in accord-
ance with local regulations in respect of
approved travel on duty.
Quarters: Government quarters are
not provided.
Passages: Free first class passages to
Grenada will be provided for the officer,
his wife and children, not exceeding
five persons in all; children to be under
18 years of age, unmarried, and depen-


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SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY 24 JULY 1'.56.-(N ). 40).


dent on the officer. Free return pas- experience after 6 months satisfact, ry
sages will also be provided on the service.
satisfactory completion of the period 3. Hostel accommodation, including
of engagement. free meals, free uniforms aid free
Leave and Leave Passages : Vacation laundering of' tniforms is provided.
leave will be granted at the rati of Vacation leavr. sick leave ;nid local
one week for each completed period leave will also be granted in accordance
of three months resident service; such with the provisions of the local Civil
leave ta be taken on the satisfactory Service Leave Regulations.
termination of the officer's engagement. 4. Candidates must be in possession
Duties: The Broadcasting Station of a general Nursing Certificate of
will be operated as a sub-department a Colonial Medical Hospital or an
of Government and the officer will be equivalent or superior certificate, and
responsible for its financial and general should be between 23 andt 40 years of
management. He will be required to age. Preference will be given to candi-
supervise all programmes, and will be dates with experience in tuberculosis
expected to undertake such duties in work.
connection with broadcasting as the 5. Passage to Trinidad and return
Governor may, from time to time, di- passage to place of recruitment for the
reet. officer only will be paid by the Trinidad
Qualif4ations: Applicants should Government.
have broadcasting experience partict- 6. Applications should be addressed
larly in script writing and produc- to the Director of Medijal Services and
tion of radio programmes, as well as should reach him not later than 24th
good administrative experience and July, 1956. Copies and not originals
ability. They hiouild also possess a of testimonia.l- or Certificates should
sound knowledge of conditions in the be submitted.
Caribbean Area and should be familiar 10th July, 1956.
with current world events. Knowledge
of copyright laws and laws of libel and No. 315,
slander, though not essential, would be
an asset to the applicant. WINDWARD ISLANDS BROADCAST.
Medical Attendance: Free medical ING SERVICE.
attendance and medicines are not pro- -
vided. VACANCY FOR TWO ANiOUNCEB /
Taeation: All Government officers OPFRATORS.
are liable to taxation imposed by local
legislation. Applications re invited from suitably
Applications giving full particulars of lt ro ity
qualified candidates for two appoint-
candidate' qualifications and expeti- ments to the post of Announcer/Operator
fence, and accompanied by two testimo- n the Windward Islands Broadcasting
nials which will not beretiirned, should Service,
be addressed to the Chief Secretary, erice St. George's, Genada, particu-
Windward Islands, Grenada. and should lars of which aie as follows:-
reach him not later than the 81st July, 2. The salary of the pest is $1,680 per
1956. annum, with annualincrements of $48
10th July, 1956. to $1,920 per annum.


No. 290.
VACANT POSTS OF STAFF NURSE-
HEALTH DEPARTMENT (TUBERCULOSIS
DIVISION) TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.

Applications are invited for appoint-
ment as Staff Nurses in the Tubercu-
losis Division of the Health Department,
Trinidad and Tobago.
2. Appointment is subject to Medical
fitness, on agreement for two years in
the first instance with salary in the
scale $900 x $60-$1200 x $120-$1560
per annum, plus aost of living allowance
with effect from the date of assumption
of duty. A revised commencing salary
above the minimum of the scale may
be paid on the basis of one ineremeint
for each year of approved post-graduate


able, and will be on probation for six
months. Subject to satisfactory com-
pletion of the pr'obitionary period,
appointment will be on contiaCt for two
years in the first instance. The officer
will be subject to the Colonial Regula-
tions and local General Orders for the
time being in force, in so far as they are
applicable.
4. The seleetdI offibrs wil be re-
quire'd to cia'ry out Ann6uncers' dnutes
and control th6e prog0hiine obtputs from
the AtUdiok. A suitable microphone
voice qnd ability t6 think quiditly abd
deal effectively with ah ,emerkey Are
essentiAl qualifications. The officerswill
also be expected to de'vlop some apti-
tude for programme notpiliaton inder
the supervision of the Programnte
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SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 24 JULY, 1956.-(No. 40).


5. Free passages will be provided toi
the selected officers on appointment
including wife and children, not exceed-
ing five persons in all) and on satis.
factory termination of the contract.
6. Vacation leave on full salary will
be granted at the rate of one week fot
each completed period of three months
resident service, such leave to b. taken
on the satisfactory completion of the
period of engagement.
7. Applications should ne a dressed
to the Chief Secretary, Windward Is-
lands, Grenada, B.W.I., and be posted
so that they reach him not later than
the 1Oth Auqust, 1956.
24th July, 1956.

No. 316.
WINDWARD ISLANDS BROAD-
CASTING SERVICE.

Applications are invited from suit-
ably qualified candidates for three
appointments to the post of Program-
me A.saitant in the Windward Islands
Broadcasting Servic e, St. George's,
Grenada, particulars of which are as
follows .-
2. The salary of the post is at the
rate of $2,880 per annum.
3. The appointment is non-pension-
able, and will be on probation for six
months. Subject to satisfactory com-
pletion of the probationary period,
appointment will be on contract for two
years in the first instance. The Officer
will be subject to the Colonial Regula-
tions and local General Orders for the
time being in fcrce, in so far ;s they're
applicable.
4. Essential qualifications include
some experience of newspaper work,
an interest in current affairs and a
knowledge of the Windward Islands,
and an ability to produce and record'
,prog-rammes of a varied nature.
5. A Programme Assistant will be
stationed in each of the three islands of
St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica.
He will be required to work under the
Airebtion 6f the Programme Director
and supply.the main station i-n Grenada
wth 'news and recordings of talks, dis-,
A.susionn, music, etc. He will -act as
representative of the Windtward Islands
Broadcasting Service. The successful
candidates will be required to undergo,
a period of training with the main
station in Grenada. '
'6. Free passages will be provided I
for the selected officers on appolintmnett, '
.(inclhditigwife and children not'exceei-
ing five persons in all), and on satisfac-
tory termination of the contract.
7. Vacation leave on full fslary wMll
be granted at -the rate of one week for j
each completed period of three months


r resident .servi.e ; such leave to be taken
, on the satisfactory completion of the
* period of contract .
8. Applications should be addressed
to the Chief Secretary, Windward
Islands, Government House, Grenada,
and be posted so that they reach him
i not later than the 10th August, 1956.
24th July, 1956.

No. 317.
LEGISLATION.

The Right llonouralbv the Secretary
of State for the Colonies has notified that
Her Majesty the QUEEN will not be
advised to exercise her power of dis-
allowance in respect of the following
Ordinamices of this Government:-
No.20 of 1956.-An Ordin-ance further
to amend the Deportation (British
Stabjeets) Ordinance, 1951.
(C. 21/1941).
No. 23 of 1956.-An Ordinance further
towamend the Cotton Export Levy
Ordinance, 1934.
(C. 1411946).
24th July, 1956.

No. 318.
The under-mentioned Ordinances
which have been assented to by His
Excellency the Governor are published
with this issue of the Gazette :-
No. 24 of 1956.-An Ordinance fur-
ther to amend the Sugar Export
Cess Ordinance, 1948.
(F. 16/1949)
No. 25 of 1956.-An Ordinance to
amend the Arrowroot Ordinance,
1954.
24th July, 1956.

No. 319.
PRICE OF FLOUR.

It is notified for general information
that the Governor-in-Council h'as ep-
prov, d the following reductions in the
prices -of flour with effect' from 1st
August, 1956:-
Per sack to .the wholesaler $S.
Wholesale price to retailer-- 9.2Ob
Retail price per .poun d 10c.
24th July, 1956.

No. 320.
.SUPPALBMENTS TO GAZETTE.

The Reports of the Registrar of the
Supreme Court for the years 1953, 1954
and 1955 are published with this issue
of the Gazette.
24th July, 1956.














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No. 321.
The Annual Rep rt of the Public
Works Department for the year ended
31st December, 1954, is published with
this issue of th, Gazet t t.
Hly Comimand,
O. E. LEIGERTWOOD,
Acting Governmenft secretary.
GOVERNMENT OFFICE.
24th July, 1956.


DEPARTMENTAL
OTHER NOTICE


AND
S.


SAINT VINCENT.
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE
WINDWARD ISLANDS AND
LEEWARD ISEANDS.
(Appllate Juridiction.)
A.D. 1956.


No. 9.
THE POLICE,


AppeRlants,


vs.
LIVINGSTON HARRY ET AL,
Respondents.

JUDGMENT.
This is an Appeal from a decision of
the learned Magistrate 'District II, sit-
ting at Colonarie on the 1st May, 1956,
In which he dismissed the 61 Respon-
dents who were charged before him
with unlawful assembly at Belle Vue on
the 26th March, 1956, contrary to Sec.
367, Cap. 24 of the Laws of Saint Vin-
cent.
The grounds of Appeal are as set out
In the record,
The circumstances which culminated
in the incident at Belle Vue, are to the
following effect: A crowd of men armed
with sticks were seen on the morning of
the 26th March on the Grand Sable long
stretch coming from the direction of
Georgetown, by a police mobile patrol.
At Byera Hill a crowd of men were seen
travelling from the Georgetown direc-
tion which was joined by men from
Mangrove and travelled towards Park
Hill and Belle Vue. Persons in the crowd
were armed with sticks, cable wire,
plaited rope, and bottles partially filled
with sand.
At Park Hill two persons Lloyd Peters,
an overseer, and Gibson Young were
beaten and suffered some Injuries. At
Belle Vue the Police by a manouvre
rounded up a crowd some of whom
escaped and others of whom discarded
their weapons. The Police took their
crowd to Colonarie Police Station where
after some investigation some were re-
leased while those remaining were
arrested, detained in custody for some-
time and duly brought before the Court
on charges of unlawful assembly.


At the hearing before the Magistrate
the Prcsecution closed its case after 28
witnesses had given evidence. Cou.Isel
for the Defendants/Respondents, I.Ir.
Cato, stated he did not propose to lead
any evidence for the Defence but that
he relied on a submission which he then
made.
In his Judgment the trial Magistrate
found that the Prosecution had not
proved its case against the Defendants
and accordingly dismissed the cases
brought against them. It is against the
learned Magistrate's failure to convict
the Defendants/Respondents that the
Appellants now appeal.
From the Judgment of the learned
Magistrate his reasons for his decision
may be summarised as follows-
(a) He was not satisfied from the evi-
dence that the assailants of Lloyd Peters
were identified as being together at any
one time, since no witness other than
Peters placed these persons together at
any one time.
(b) Gibson Young was unable to
point out his assailants to the satisfac-
tion of the Court for having said that
Noah Patrick was one of three who
assaulted him and whose face he did
not know, he pointed out Japheth
Burke in Court as 'Noah Patrick.
(c) The absence of any two witnesses
stating that they saw at least the same
3 assailants in the crowd at any one
time.
(d) Doubt as to the number of crowds
that existed and operated on that day,
and if more than one existed which if
any acted in such a way as to render
the particular crowd an unlawful as-
sembly.
(e) Disapproval by the Court of the
method of identification of the Defen-
dants en bloc by some of the witnesses.
(f) The Court was not satisfied that
at any one stage three or more of the
Defendants had assembled together on
the day in question.
(g) The Court was not satisfied that
the public peace was endangered.
(h) Absence of satisfactory proof of
the essential elements which constitute
the particular offence.
On behalf of the Appellants It was
argued in this Court that:-
(a) Certain conclusions of fact found
by the Magistrate were unwarranted by
the evidence.
(b) That he misdirected himself on
certain aspects of the Law.
On behalf of the Respondents It was
argued that:-
(a) The conclusions of the Magis-
trate were reasonable having regard to
the witnesses who gave evidence.
(b) The discrepancies and inconsist-
encies in the evidence were such as to
create grave doubts in the mind of the
Court as to what occurred, at which
point it occurred and whether the
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(c) The method of identification ofI Several independent witnesses recog-
the Respondents by the witnesses was I nised different people in this crowd. P.C.
improper. Thorpe in his evidence stated he recog-
(d) The Court in the circumstances nised Noah Patrick in the crowd which
should not interfere with the Judgment he at different times described as two
of the learned Magistrate who was in crowds and subsequently as one which
the best position to determine the facts. he had passed on two occasions on the
Having heard the arguments of Coun- Park Hill road. Sub-Inspector Allen saw
sel, this Court has been at pains to ex- and identified certain persons in the
amine the evidence in detail with a view crowd among whom were Noah Patrick,
to obtaining a true picture of the events Amos Burke, Rufus Sampson, Clea Max-
on the day in question, particularly as well. Lloyd Peters reported to the police
in his Judgment the learned Magistrate and testified that he was beaten by
adverted to a measure of reluctance ex- Amos Burke who was in the crowd as
hibited by certain witnesses, was Noah Patrick. Sergeant Williams
The first point to be settled is, does identified Rufus Sampson, Noah Patrick
the evidence establish that there was a and Clea Maxwell in the crowd on the
crowd assembled on the day in question. Park Hill road. He actually took a stick
and if so did such crowd conduct itself from Rufus Sampson. Claudius Moore
as to bring it within the scope of an identified Clea Maxwell and Darwin
unlawful assembly, which at common Hackshaw among the crowd on the Park
law is an assembly of three or more per- Hill road going towards Colonarle the
sons former with bottle in his pocket the lat-
(a) for purposes forbidden by Law ter with a piece of wire. Amy James
such as that of committing a crime by saw Darwin Hackshaw in the crowd
open force; or which surrounded and beat Lloyd
(b) with intent to carry out any cornm- Peters.
mon purpose lawful or unlawful, in such Loath as this Court is to disturb a
a manner as to endanger the public finding of fact by another Court it is
peace, or to give firm and courageous satisfied that this evidence establishes
persons in the neighbourhood of such without doubt that the crowd which
assembly reasonable grounds to appre- was arrested in the vicinity of the Ar-
hend a breach of the peace in conse- rowroot factory, Belle Vue, was the same
quence of it. one which travelled up the Byera Hill
Sub-Inspector Allen, Station Sergeant to Park Hill and to Belle Vue.
Williams and their respective drivers There can be no doubt from the evi-
P.C. Liverpool and P.C. Thorpe were on dence as a whole that this crowd num-
mobile patrol that morning as a result of bered more than three persons, that
reports which had been received at the persons in the crowd were armed with
Georgetown Police Station. They tra- sticks, bottles partially filled with sand,
yelled in separate vehicles and they each cable wire, plaited rope, and that the
covered a considerable distance over the general attitude of the crowd was calcu-
area between Georgetown Park Hill and lated to and did strike terror into the
Belle Vue. people who were working along the
The crowd the nucleus of which tra- route which they travelled. There is an
veiling from the Georgetown direction, abundance of evidence which clearly in-
passed Ridley John at Byera Hill, where dicates that many people were afraid
he saw it joined by Darwin Hacksha-v and like prudent persons left their work
and others from Mangrove and which rather than face violence. Lloyd Thomas
he followed to Park Hill was from the was criticised for not striking and was
evidence of the Police, taken as a whole, in fact beaten.
the same crowd armed with sticks and The learned Magistrate in his judg-
cable wire etc. which Sub-Inspector ment held up Daniel D'Andrade as an
Allen encountered coming down from example of a firm and courageous per-
Park Hill when his vehicle was going up. son who did not have any grounds to
He spoke to them, some ran away while apprehend a breach of the peace. This
others were relieved of sticks and other example was unfortunate since he was
weapons by some Constables. The atti- the one person who was told by Noah
tude of the crowd at this time was des- Patrick that he would not be interfered
cribed by Sub-Inspector Allen in his with and who heard himself described
evidence as threatening. As the vehicle by another person in the crowd as being
in which he was travelling could not be alright. In ,the face of such a guarantee
turned at that point on the road he could he be reasonably set up as being
continued to Park Hill in order to turn typical of the firm and courageous per-
while the crowd continued their march son contemplated by the law in this
down the hill. While at Park Hill Gib- particular reference. What of all the
son Young who bore marks of violence other evidence of witnesses who said
and who made a report to him, was they were afraid. What of the evidence
taken into the vehicle which on its re- of the Police who stated that people at
turn from Park Hill caught up with the different points on their route and par-
crowd and followed it until it got to the ticularly at Belle Vue, when Lloyd Peters
Central Arrowroot Factory gate where it made his report to Sub-Inspector Allen
was surrounded and arrests made. appeared to be frightened.















220 .AIN I' VINCENT, TUESDAY, 21 JULY, 1956.-(Xo. 40).


In Russell on Crime 10th Edition at "All persons who join an assembly of
p. 257 the following Editorial comment this kind, disregarding its probable
on Baron Alderson's dictum in R. vs. effect and the alarm and consternation
Vincent, 9 C. & P. 91, appears: "if a which are likely to ensue, and all who
meeting from its general appearance give countenance and support to it, are
and accompanying ciLcu:-~ :.ce3 s crin:rinally responsible as parties to the
calculated to excite terror, alarm, and assembly."
consternation it is generally criminal There is sufficient evidence before the
and unlawful. And 'any meeting assem- Court that the crowd armed as they
bled under such circumstances as, ac- were marching along, were rounded up,
cording to the opinion of rational and and taken to the Police Station at Col-
firm men, are likely to produce danger onarle. Having regard to the peculiar
to the tranquility and peace of the nature of the offence whereby any one
neighborhood, it is an unlawful as- joining a crowd which is an unlawful
sembly'. 'In viewing this question, the assembly automatically becomes part of
jury should take into consideration the that assembly it is the opinion of this
way in which the meetings were held, Court that the rule in R. vs. Goss is not
the hour at which they met, and the applicable in the circumstances of this
language used by the persons assembled, case.
and by those who addressed them: and The police and other witnesses testi-
then consider whether firm and rational fled that the crowd rounded up was the
men, having their families and property crowd which this Court has indicated
there, would have reasonable ground to constituted an unlawful assembly, con-
fear a breach of the peace, as the alarm sequently all such persons as are before
must not be merely such as would the Court and who have been identified
frighten any foolish or timid person, but as being In that crowd whether such
must be such as would alarm persons of identification was en bloc or otherwise,
reasonable firmness and courage.' are guilty of the offence of unlawftil
In the light of the above, and the over- assembly.
whelming evidence of fear felt by so For the above reasons this Court re-
many witnesses, this Court Is forced to verses the judgment of the learned
conclude that the learned Magistrate Magistrate and convicts the Respon-
erred when he stated "it does not appear dents.
to the Court that any firm and cour- In keeping with Section 28 1 (c) Cap.
ageous persons of whom the Court takes 17 the Court orders that


the witness -,an1e n La V as an Vx-
ample had reasonable grounds to ap-
prehend a breach of the peace, nor has
it been proved to the satisfaction of the
Court that the public peace was endan-
gered".
This Court is forced to the irresistible
conclusion that the crowd in question
armed as they were, behaving as they
were described to be, was calculated to,
and did in fact instil fear into many for
their personal safety, and generally to
disturb the tranquility and peace of the
neighbourhood be that neighbourhood
Park Hill or Belle Vue.


Respondents No. 5
7


Rufus Sampson,
Joseph Frank
Amos Burke,
Noah Patrick,
James Thomas,
Darwin Hackshaw,
Clea Maxwell,


will each pay a fine of $25.00 in default
2 months H.L.
The Court confirms the order of the
learned Magistrate that all Respondents
enter into Bonds in the sum of $20.00 to
keep the peace and be of good behaviour
for 6 months in default of which 30 days
H.L.


I now turn to the very controversial There shall be no order as to Costs.
question of identification.


In Russell on Crime 10th Edition at
p. 258 the following appears under "Un-
lawful Assembly'.


ni1-h June, 1956.


K. L. GORDON,
Puine 'Judge.


AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT.

ARROWROOT NOTICE.

ELECTION OF DISTRICT DELEGATES TO REPRESENT SMALL GROWERS
ON THE ARROWROOT ASSOCIATION.

Under the Arrowroot (Amendment) Ordinance, No. 15 of 1954, notice is
hereby given that the election of a district delegate for each of the districts
enumerated hereunder will take place at the time and place stated:-
NORTH LEEWARD DISTRICT.
On Friday the 3rd day of August, 1956, between the hours of 10.30 a.m. and
2 p.m. at Troumaca Government School.













SAINT VINCIE.NT. TUESI)AY, 24 JULY, i'.W-6.-(No. 40). 221


KINGSTOWN AND SOUTH LEEWARD DISTRICTS.
On Saturday the 4th day of August, 1956, between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and
12.00 noon at the Offlce of the Agricultural Department, Kingstown.
NORTH WINDWARD DISTRICT.
On Friday the 3rd day of August, 1956, between the hours of 3.30 p.m. and
5.30 p.m. at the Georgetown Government School.
CENTRAL WINDWARD.
On Friday the 3rd day of August, 1956, between the hours of 3.30 p.m. and
5.30 p.m. In Area "A" at the Park Hill .Arrowroot Factory and in Area "B" at
the Biabou Association Hall.
Area "A" includes Three Rivers, South Rivers, Park Hill, Colenarie and
Friendly Village.
Area "B" includes North Union, New Adelphi, New Grounds, Chapmans,
Diamond Village, Lowmans, Bridgetown, Biabou and New Prospect.
SOUTH WINDWARD DISTRICT.
On Friday the 3rd day of August, 1956, between the hours of 3.30 p.m. and
5.30 p.m. in Area "A" at the Mesopotamia Government School and in Area "B"
at the Stubbs Government School.
Area "A" includes all Small growers delivering starch to the Association
from Mesopotamia, Yambou, Evesham, Carriere, Hbpewell and Richland'Park.
Area "B" includes Stubbs, Mt. Pleasant, Calder, 'Argyle, Brighton, Belvi-
dere, Enhams, Victoria. Village, Glaiiorgan, Prospect, Diamond, Choppins,
Carapan, Rathomill, Calliaqua, Glen and Golden' Vale.
SAINT GEORGE DISTRICT.
On Friday the 3rd day of August, 1956, between the hours of 3.30 p.m. and
5.30 p.m. at the Belair Government School.
All persons whose names appear on the list of small growers who delivered
starch from the above districts to the Arrowroot Association during Crop 1955-56
are entitled to vote and each person is entitled to one vote only.
C. DEFREITAS,
for Superintendent of Agriculture.
*18th July, 1956.


DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

Sale of Plants-Camden Park Experiment
Station.

Orange, Grapefruit ;nd Mango plants
arIe available for sale at Canid. n P'ark
Experiment S-ation at, a price of 60
cents p'-r plant,
2. Orders should be madly, direct to
Camden Park Experiment Station lbut
if desired plants can be delivered to the
Office of the De-partment of Agrienltnre,
Kingstown. fre, of extra charge.
3. Payment for plants must be made
prior to delivery.
J. M. CAVE,
Superintendent of Agriculture.
24th July, 195t6.


SAINT VINCENT CO-OPERATIVE
ARROWROOT ASSOCIATION.

NOTICE is hereby given that a Generial
Meeting of the Saint Vincent Co-oper a-
tive Arrowroot Association will be held
at the Memorial Hall, Richmond Hill,
at 10.00 a.m. on Friday, 31st August,
1956 for the purpose of electing fifteen
Delogttes who will in turn elect six


Members to ser,'ve on the Arrowvroot
Board for the Arrowroot Yer com-
meciing 1st Oct ober. next.
C. V. BABER ISAAC.-,
Secretary.
21st July, 1956.


NOTICE .


CHATEAUBELAIR TOWN BOARD

NOTICE is hereby given that accord-
ing to Section 25 oif the Local Gove rn-
iileiit Ordiaiince No. 17 of 1951, the
Clerk will b") iln att end.;ncl' at tl!( Clial-
e;iubelair Police Station (n Montlay,
30th July, 1956 from 8.00 :i.m. to 9.00
a.m. to r nceive iomimitim ,l to'fill the
seat of an Eleci ed Member of the Chat-
eaulelair Town Board vacated by iMiss
TSOLA MARSHALL.
Should : Poll be required, :t will be
takeii at th- Police Siation on Tuesday,
7th August. 1956 from 9.00 ai.m. to 12
i:ono and f' cm 1.00 p.,i. to 5.30 !p.m.

ERLA COOMBS,
Clerk and Returning Officer.
24th July, 1956.













222 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 24 JULY, 1956.-(No. 40.)


CENTRAL HOUSING AND PLANNING
AUTHORITY.

LAYOU HOUSING SCHEME.

1. DESIGNATION OF SCHEME. The
Scheme set out hereunder gives effect
to a resolution passed Ly the Central
Housing and Planning Authority on
18th May, 1956, and shall be designated
the Layou Housing Scheme.
2. AREA OF SCHEME, All that area
of land formerly a portion of Rut-
land Vale Estate in the Parish of Saint
Andrew and defined on a plan at the
Surveys Office registered as No. ARV.
19 dated 1st December, 1943.
3. OBJECTS OF SCHEME. The objects
of the Scheme are to-
(a) enable the re-settlement of the
inhabitants of Layou and sur-
rounding areas by making free-
hold building lot available to
them at a cost of four cents per
square foot payable by instal-
ments or otherwise;
(b) provide at the expense of Gov-
ernment and without costs to the
inhabitants a public water supply
and certain other amenities.
(o) make advances of building
materials to the settlers to facil-
itate the removal and re-erection
of their houses, such advances
being recoverable under the pro-
visions of the Slum Clearance
Ordinance, 1946.
4. DISPOSITION OF BUILDING I.OTS.
(1) No person shall be allowed to pur-
chase more than one building lot, unless
he be a shopowner when he may pur-
chase two adjoining lots.
(2) No lot shall be sub-divided.
(3) No lot shall contain more than
one dwelling hlions with bath, kitchen
and latrine as outhouses.
(4) No building shall be used for
business purposes without the written
approval of the Authority.
(5) No structure of any kind shall be
erected without the written approval of
the Authority.
(6) No lot or building shall be rent-
ed leased, or disposed of, without the
written permission of the Authority.
5. ADVANCES. (1) Advances, except
as provided for hereinafter, shall be in
kind and materials shall be sold or
advanced to applicants at cost price.
(2) Every plotholder shall purchase
from the Authority one concrete latrine
plate and box seat at a cost of six dol-
lars. The Authority shall provide one
bore hole and install the latrine but the
plotholder shall be responsible for the
superstructure.


(3) Recovery of advances of ma-
terials, lati inc plates, box seats and ca h1i
shall be made by monthly instalments
extending over a ipeiod of not mole
than four yeaw s.
6. BUILDING REGULATIONS. T h.e
Public Health (Building) Regulations,
1946, shall apply lut shall be revised in
the following respects-
(a) No building lot shall be le.s, than
2000 square feet with a frontage of not
less than 30 feet.
(b) Every lot shall have access to
a public road.
(c) No outhouse of any description
including Kitchens, stabh:., pens, etc.
shall be elected or re-erected in advance
of the ,erection of the dwelling house
without the approval of the Executive
Officer of the Authority.
(d) No outhouses shall be occupied
for sleeping or living purposes.
(e) No building or structure of any
kind shall be constructed of wattle and
daub or covered with trash. prass or
other material not approved by the
Central Authority.
7. ROADS. No main road shall be less
than 20 feet in \\idth and no access moad
shall be less than 12 feet in width.
8. OVERGROWTH OF BUSH AND
TREES. With a view to preventing the
overgrowth of bu.h and trees and as
a means of promoting the amenities of
the area, no person shall be allowed to
plant any standing tree which produces
heavy foliage wvitho:t the permifsion in
writing of the Executive Officer. Pro-
vided that nothing I erein stated shall
apply to flowering or ornamental trees.
9. PERSONS TO. RECTIFY DEPART-
URES FROM SCHEME. (1) Any author-
ised person who executes work to which
any section of the scheme applies and
who rec, ives notice from the Secretary
in writing, at any reasonable time dur-
ing the progress or after the completion
of the work. specifying :,ny matters in
respect of which the erection or execu-
tion may be in contrtnentioii of this
scheme, and rnquirinjg any such person
within a time s(u cified. to cause -any-
thing done contra* t, il.i]F 'ch(nl to
be amended or to do anything which by
any such scheme may be r< quired to be
done, shall within the time specified,
comply with the several requirements
and shall deliver to the Secretary within
a reasonable time. a notice of the com-
pletion of the work.
(2) In the case of non-complinnee
with the requirements of the schente,
it shall be lawful for the Central Auth-
ority to prosecute the offender under
Sec. 29 of the Town and Country Plan-
ning Ordinance.











SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 24 JULY, 1955.-(No. 40). 223


Sec. 29--Any person who wilfully
does any act (whether of commission or
omission) which is a contravention of
a provision contained in a scheme shall
be liable, on summary conviction to
a fine not exceeding fifty ponnds and,
in the case of a continuing offence, to
a further fine of five pounds for every
day during which the offence continued.
(3) It shall also be lawful for the
Authority to execute the works required
and to recover the cost as a civil debt.
10. BUILDING CONSTRUCTION. Build-
ing construction shall be commenced
within one year of the date of the
purchase of the lot and shall be com-
pleted within one year of the date of
commencement. The Central Author-
ity may in its discretion grant an ex-
tension of the above mentioned periods.
In case of default the Central Auth-
ority may re-purchase the lot at the
price for which it was sold together
with a reasonable sum for any building
or part of a building existing thereon.
11. F IN ANCIAL PROVISIONS. The
scheme shall be financed from funds of
the Authority and from such sums as
may from time to time become available
to the Authority from Colony Funds.

12. PROHIBITED UNDERTAKINGS.
(a) No building lot shall be bought
for speculative purposes.
(b) No dry goods store, grocery,
liquor shop, parlour or other place
where food is sold shall be established
or conducted without the approval in
writing of the Authority.


Made by the Central Housing and
Planning Authority under the provis-
ions of the Town and Country Ordin-
ance, 1946, on the 18th day of May,
1956.

B. R. NEEHALL,
Executive Officer & Semretary
Central Housing & Planning
Authority.

GEO. A. McINTOSH,
Acting Chairman
Central Bousing & Planning
Authority.


Approved by the Governor-in-Coun-
cil on the 5th day of June, 1956.

F. GILBERT THOMAS,
Ag. Clerk of Executive Council.


NOTICE.

EXPORT OP LIVESTOCK.

Exporters of Livestock and the general
public are hereby notified that during
the absence from the colony of the
Veterinary Officer, no exports of animals
or animal products, with the exception
of poultry, will be possible between the
24th July and 7th September, 1956,
both dates inclusive.
J. M. CAVE,
Supt. of Agriculture.
6th July, 1956.


OUTBREAK OF SWINE FEVER IN
BRITISH GUIANA.

It is notified for general information
that a report has been received of an
outbreak of Swine Fever in British
Guiana.
Until further notice the importation
into St. Vincent and its dependencies
of any live pigs, carcases, or any parts
thereof, pork products, etc., is strictly
prohibited from British Guiana.
J. M. CAVE,
Superintendent of Agriculture.
6th July, 1956.
NOTICE.

Visiting hours for the Private Ward
in the Colonial Hospital have been fixed
as follows:-
11 a m.-12 noon Daily.
5 p.m 7 p.m. Daily.
The Public is hereby advised that no
visitors will be admitted at other times
except at the discretion of the Medical
Staff.
Two visitors only will be allowed at
each patient's bedside at one time.
H. A. MUNRO,
for M.S., C.H.
3rd July, 1956.
ST. VINCENT COTTON GINNERY
NOTICE.
PURCHASE OF GRAIN CORN.
INCREASE IN PRICE.

The St. Vincent Cotton Ginnery has
decided to increase the price offered for
Whole Grain Corn by 20% and will now
be buying Shelled Corn at 6 cents per
lb and Corn on the Cob at 4 cents per
lb.
J. L. EUSTACE,
Manager,
St. Vincent Cotton Ginnery.
10th July, 1956.


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REPORT OF THE REGISTRAR OF THE SUPREME COURT FOR THE YEAR 1953.



Registrar's Office,
Kingstown,
Saint Vincent, B.W.I.
15th April, 1956.

Sir,
I have the honour to submit this Administration Report on the Office of the
Registrar for the year 1953.

STAFF
The business of the Supreme Court was conducted by the resident Puisne
Judge, the Honourable Mr. Justice Cools-Lartigue, Q.C., who also visited the
other Islands of the Circuit on duty during the course of the year. He was
appointed a Puisne Judge in Jamaica on the 19th May of this year, and in the
interim, the Honourable Mr. Justice Manning acted as Puisne Judge until the
appointment of Mr. Justice Gordon in March, 1954. The latter arrived in the
Colony on the 13th May, 1954, and assumed duties on the following day.

Her Majesty the Queen conferred on the Honourable D. E. Jackson, Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of the Windward Islands and Leeward Islands, the
award of Knight Bachelor on the occasion of her Coronation.

On 3rd July 1953, there was a sitting of the Windward Islands and Leeward
Islands Court of Appeal in its Criminal Jurisdiction held in this Colony, presided
over by the Honourable the Chief Justice, with Mr. Justice Date and Mr. Justice
Manning.

Miss Ruby Williams, Junior Clerk, Treasury Department, was appointed vice
Mrs. F. E. Eustace, Junior Clerk, Registry Department, who was transferred
to the Treasury Department on the 1st September, 1953. The former did not,
however, resume duties in this department until the 15th September.

LEGISLATION.
The following legislative measure directly affecting this Department was
passed during the course of the year:-


AN ORDINANCE to amend the Indictable Offences
the revised edition of the laws of this Colony.


Ordinance, Chapter 24 of


COURT AND OFFICE


Actions filed in the Supreme Court
Divorce cases ...... .
A appeals ..................
Income Tax Appeals ...... ......
Applications, Summonses, etc., in Chambers
(a) Original Jurisdiction
(b) Summary Jurisdiction
Cases filed in the Summary Jurisdiction Court
Criminal cases
Probate and Letters of Administration ......
Searches-Court records ...... .
Trade Marks ......
Writs of FI FA Juris of Court ...... .


35
8
13


17

21
72
90
42
22
9

329


There were ten Inquiries by the Police during the year under
Inquests by the Coroner.


13
5'
77
98
4,3
24
11

438

review and five


REGISTRATION OF DEEDS
Documents admitted to the Registry during the year 1953 totalled 783--as
compared with 789 for the previous year.











2

DESCRIPTION AND NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS RECORDED
1952


Agreements
Conveyances
Reconveyances and Releases ...... ......
Deeds of Gift
Deeds of Assent .
Deeds of Further Charge
Deeds of Trust
Deeds (other kinds)
Grants of Crown Land ......
Equitable Mortgages and Charges
L eases .......................
Mortgages
Powers of Attorney
Probates and Letters of Administration ......
'Writs of Seizure and Sale ...... .....
Assignments and Reassignments
Agricultural Advances Liens ...... ......
Debentures .....
Bills of Sale ..........


19
300
57
24
26
5
2
13
13
83
2
75
19
90
9
3
13

35

789


16
285
62
39
31
4
3
12
9
76
4
69
31
98
11

11

28

783


REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES
Births and deaths registered in the Department of the Registrar-General
were:-


Births
Deaths
Still births ......


1952
............ 2,906
.................. 1,117
.................. 10 5


1953
3,069
1,127
97


There were 220 Marriage duplicate registers transmitted for registration
during the year under review as compared with 215 during the previous year.
The sum of $107.94 was paid to District Registrars for registering births and
deaths in 1953 as compared with $168.25 in 1952.

FEES COLLECTED ON CERTIFICATES


1952
Searches ........................ 1 414.60
Certificates of births, deaths and marriages, etc. ...... 787.20

$1,201.80


REVENUE
The Revenue for the year 1953 was $57,908.67-as compared
for the previous year.
1952
$4


Fees, Searches (Deeds Registry), Fines
Forfeitures taken in the Registry
Hire of Court House and Accessories
Barclays Bank for writing up Index
Estate and Succession duties


3,204.74
87.65
24.00
...... 37,783.97

$41,100.97


1953
459.36
918.72

$1,378.08


wth $41,100.36

1953
$4

3,434.06
30.85
24.00
54,419.77

$57,908.6'7


EXPENDITURE
The expenditure for 1953 was $19,367.00 as compared with $21,816.09 for the
previous year.
The expenses in connection with the Criminal Court amounted to $4,288.46
as against $3,550.00 during 1952.
I have the honour to be,
Sir
Your obedient servant,


C. E. A. RAWLE,
Registrar Supreme Court.

















REPORT OF THE REGISTRAR OF THE SUPREME COURT FOR THE YEAR 1954

Registrar's Office.
Kingstown.
Saint Vincent, B.W.I.
19th April, 1956.

Sir.
I have the honour to submit this Administration Report on the Office of the
Registrar for the year, 1954.
STAFF
The business of the Supreme Court was conducted by the Honourable Mr.
Justice Manning, acting Puisne Judge, until the 14th May 1954, when Mr. Keith
Lyndell Gordon, Magistrate, Trinidad, was appointed a Puisne Judge of the
Supreme Court of the Windward Islands and Leeward Islands, resident in Saint
Vincent. Mr. Justice Gordon visited the Dominica and St. Kitts Circuits of the
Court during the course of the year, and was granted three months leave of
absence as from the 23rd August, 1954.
Mr. Justice Manning was appointed to act Puisne Judge with effect from the
7th September, 1954, and until the return of Mr. Justice Gordon.
The Honourable Mr. Justice Wooding, Honourable C. F. Henvillle, acting
Puisne Judge, and Mr. Justice Gordon presided at a Sitting of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands Court of Appeal in its Criminal Jurisdiction, held
in this Colony for the period 8th to 9th June, 1954.
In August 1954, news was received of the sudden death of Mr. Justice Wooding
at Barbados while intransit to the Doiminica Circuit of the Appeal Court. On
the 20th of that month, at a representative gathering of the Bench and Bar in
Court with Mr. Justice Manning, presiding Judge, addresses of condolence were
made touching the death of Mr. Wooding, and at the request of senior Counsel,
Mr. 0. W. Forde, a letter to this effect was addressed to his family.
On the 14th December, 1954, Mr. Joseph Lyttleton Wills, Magistrate, British
Guiana, was appointed a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands, resident in Saint Lucia.
Mr. D. E. Weekes, Deputy Registrar, was granted one month and twenty-three
days vacation leave with effect from the 1st November, 1954, and Mr. 0. S. Barrow,
Senior Clerk and Court Stenographer, acted as Deputy Registrar during this
period in conjunction with his substantive duties.
Mr. D. A. Sales, Senior Bailiff, Supreme Court, was granted six months
vacation leave with effect from the 4th October, 1954, and Mr. Arthur L. John,
Assistant Bailiff, was appointed to act as Senior Bailiff until further notice.
Mrs. C. S. Venner, acting Junior Clerk, Post Office, was appointed in a similar
capacity to the Registry department on the 1st September, 1954, vice Mrs. A. L.
Samuel, who was transferred to the Medical Department with effect from the
30th September, 1954.
LEGISLATION
The following legislative measures directly affecting this Department were
passed during the course of the year:-
(1) An Ordinance further to amend the Supreme Court Ordinance, 1941.
(2) An Ordinance to amend the Trade Unions and Trade Disputes Ordinance,
1950.
(3) An Ordinance further to amend the Jury Ordinance, 1938.
(4) An Ordinance further to amend the Registration of Births and Deaths
Ordinance, Chapter 150.
(5) The Leeward Islands and Windward Islands (Courts) (Amendment)
Order-in-Council, 1954.
COURT AND OFFICE
1953 1954
Actions filed in the Supreme Court ... ..... 75 75
Divorce cases ........................ 11 9
Appeals ...... .................. 7 29
Income Tax Appeals ...... 1 -
Applications, Summonses, etc., in Chambers
(a) Original Jurisdiction ...... 19 13
(b) Summary Jurisdiction ...... .... 13 1
Cases filed in the Summary Jurisdiction Court ...... 56 61
Criminal cases ...... ...... 77 94
Probate and Letters of Administration ...... 105
Searches-Court Records ...... ...... ...... 46 34
Trade Marks ...... ...... 24 59
Writs of FI. FA Juris of Court ...... ...... 11 24
United Kingdom Patents ...... ...... ... 1
438 505


















There were nineteen Inquiries by the Police during the year under review
and three Inquests by the Coroner.

REGISTRATION OF DEEDS
Documents admitted to the Registry during the year 1954 totalled 1,033 -is
compared with 783 for the previous year. The following comparison is hereun( 3r
detailed.

1953 1954
Agreem ents ........................ 16 2
Conveyances ...... ...... ............ 285 385
Re-Conveyances and Releases ...... ...... 62 88
Deeds of Gift ........................ 39 48
Deeds of Assent .. ...... ...... 31 23
Deeds of Further Charge ...... .... 4 3
Deeds of Trust ........................ 3 -
Deeds (other kinds) .................. 12 18
Grants of Crown Land ...... ...... ..... 9 4
Equitable Mortgages and Charges ...... ..... 70 112
Leases ...... ...... 4 7
M mortgages ...... ......... ...... 69 123
Powers of Attorney ...... ...... 31 29
Probates and Letters of Administration ..... 98 105.
Writs of Seizure and Sale ...... ...... ...... 11 24
Assignments and Re-Assignments ...... ..... -
Agricultural Advances Liens ...... .... 11 9
Debentures ...... ...... 16
Bills of Sale ...... ...... .. ... 28 37

783 1,033


REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES
Births and deaths registered in the Department of the Registrar-General
were:-
1953 1954
Births ...... ........... .... 3,069 3,117
Deaths ...... ...... ...... 1,127 1,125
Still births ...... ...... .... 97 119

There were 234 marriage duplicate registers transmitted for registration
during the year under review as compared with 220 during the previous year.
The sum of $147.36 was paid to District Registrars for registering births and
deaths in 1954 as compared with $107.94 in 1953.

FEES COLLECTED ON CERTIFICATES
1953 1954
Searches ...... ...... ............ 459.36 465.12
Certificates of births, Deaths and Marriages, etc. 918.72 951.12
$1,378.08 $1,416.24


REVENUE
The revenue for the year 1954 was $228,600.71 as compared with $57,908.67 for
the previous year.
EXPENDITURE
The expenditure for 1954 was $24,344.00 as compared with $19,367.00 for the
previous year.
The expenses in connection with the Criminal Court amounted to $3,316.73
as against $4,288.46 during 1953.

I have the honour to be,
Sir
Your obedient servant,

C. E. A. RAWLE,
Registrar Supreme Court.

His Honour,
The Administrator,
Government Office.
















REPORT OF THE REGISTRAR OF THE SUPREME COURT FOR THE YEAR 1955.



Registrar's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
Saint Vincent, B.W.I.
9th April, 1956.

Sir,

I have the honour to submit this Administration Report on the office of the
Registrar for the year 1955.


STAFF

The business of the Supreme Court was conducted by the resident Puisne
Judge, the Honourable Mr. Justice K. L. Gordon, who also visited the Grenada,
Dominica, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Antigua Circuits on business during the
course of the year.
The Honourable Mr. Justice Date, acting Chief Justice, Honourables A. M. Lewis
an,'- S. T. Christian, acting Puisne Judges, presided at a sitting of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands Court of Appeal in its Criminal Jurisdiction in this
Colony from the 7th to the 10th October, 1955.
Mr. Dudley Johnson, Registrar Supreme Court and Additional Magistrate,
who was transferred to the Saint Lucia Circuit of the Court in a similar post
left the Colony on the 12th April, 1955. Mr. C. E. A. Rawle, his successor, arrived
in the Colony on the 24th May, 1955, and assumed duties the following day. In
the interim, Mr. D. E. Weekes, Deputy Registrar, acted as Registrar.
During the absence on vacation leave of Mr. D. E. Weekes in December, Mr.
0. S. Barrow, Senior Clerk and Court Stenographer, acted as Deputy Registrar
in conjunction with his substantive duties.


LEGISLATION

There were no legislative measures directly affecting the department passed
during the course of the year.

COURT AND OFFICE

P954 1955
Actions filed in the Supreme Court ...... 69
D ivorces ...... ...... ... ... 9 6
Appeals ...... .................. 29 28
Income Tax Appeals ...... ...... ...... 2
Applications, summonses, etc., in Chambers--
(Original Jurisdiction) ...... ...... 13 30
(Summary Jurisdiction) ...... ..... 5 8
Cases filed in the Summary Jurisdiction Court 61 74
Criminal Cases ...... ...... ...... 94 89
Probates and Letters of Administration ...... 105 102
Searches-Court Records ...... ...... ..... 34 32
Trade Marks ...... ...... 59 37
Writs of FI. FA Juris of Court ...... ...... 24 17
United Kingdom Patents ...... ...... ...... 1 2

509 496


There were 5 Inquiries by the Police during the year 1955 and 6 Inquests
by the Coroner.

REGISTRATION OF DEEDS

Documents admitted to the Registry during the year 1955 totalled 997 as
compared with 1,033 for the previous year. The following comparison is here-
under detailed:-

















1954 1955
Agreements ...... ............ 2 23
Conveyances ...... ...... 385 17
Re-Conveyances and Releases ...... ...... 88 ,8
Deeds of Gift ..... ...... ...... 48 36
Deeds of Assent ..... ...... .... 23 38
Deeds of Further Charge ...... 3 9
Deeds of Trust ...... ...... ... 1
Deeds (other kinds) ...... ...... .... 18 10
Grants of Crown Land ...... ...... 4 23
Equitable Mortgages and Charges ...... 12 116
Leases ...... ............ 7 6
M mortgages .................... 123 121
Powers of Attorney ...... ...... 29 21
Probates and Letters of Administration ...... 105 102
Writs of Seizure and Sale ...... ...... 24 17
Assignments and Re-Assignments .... -
Agricultural Advances Liens ...... ...... 9 9
Debentures ...... ..... ...........16 -
Bills of Sale .................. 37 40

1,033 997


BUSINESS NAMES
There were 9 new business names registered under the Business Names
Ordinance, No. 30 of 1950, as compared with 2 registered during 1954.

COMPANIES
Five new companies with an aggregate authorised capital of $760,000.00
were incorporated under the Companies Ordinance, Chapter 219 of the Laws
of the Colony, as compared with 2 of an aggregate authorised capital of
$120,250.00 during 1954. There was 1 Association not for profit registered without
share capital and the addition of the word "Limited" to its name, by virtue of
the Governor's Licence issued pursuant to the provisions of section 18 (1) of
the Companies Ordinance.

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES
Births and deaths registered in the Department of the Registrar-Ueneral
were:--
1954 1955
Births ................... 3.117 3,607
Deaths ....................... 1,125 1,089
Still-Births ........................ 119 91

There were 210 marriage duplicate registers transmitted for registration
during the year under review as compared with 234 during the previous year.
The sum of $179.40 was paid to District Registrars for registering births and
deaths in 1955 as compared with $147.36 for the year 1954.

REGISTRAR'S FEES COLLECTED
Of the sum of $4,596.39 collected for Registrar's fees during 1955, $745.92. was
paid for searches of the records of adoptions, births, deaths, and marriages as
compared with $465.12 paid in 1954. The sum of $3,733.99 was collected for fees
during 1954.
3,108 single extracts of certificates from the records of births, deaths, mar-
riages and adoptions were issued to the public, in addition to extra copies that
were required during the year under review, as compared with 1,938 issued during
1964 in addition also to extra copies required.
The sum of $80.50 was paid for searches in the Deeds Registry and $15.36
for searches of Supreme Court Records in 1955, as compared with $54.00 paid
for searches in the Deeds Registry and $16.32 for searches of Supreme Court
Records in 1954.
Interest levied on Estate Duty accruing from applications for probate and
Letters of Administration not filed within six months from the date of death
of the deceased totalled $41.20 as compared with $336.68 in 1954.

OTHER REVENUE SOURCES
Collections for estate duties, fines and forfeitures of Court and hire of
chairs are as follows:-















1954 1955
Estate and Succession duties ...... ... $228,000.42 $19,467.46
Fines and forfeitures of Court ...... ..... $ 89.54 $ 49.60
Hire of chairs ...... ...... $ 103.75 3 88.70

$228,193.11 $19,605.76


EXPENDITURE

The sum of $26,438.00 was expended in 1955 as compared with $24,344.00 in
the previous year 1954.
Expenses in connection with the Criminal Court amounted to $7,074.55 as
compared with $3,316.73 during 1954.


ACCOMMODATION

There is urgent need for a Search Room in the Department in order to
relieve congestion both at the counter and in the Registrar's Chambers. As
construction of a section to house the Colony's Archives was discussed in Decem-
ber 1955, perhaps consideration could also be given to an extension of the vault
provision of extra facilities, and a general overhaul and painting of the Building.
Provision of a Court solely for the Magistrates' use is a pressing necessity,
and at the moment when the Supreme Court is in use, the Council Chamber is
used as a Police Court, which is not an entirely satisfactory arrangement.

I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,


C. E. A. RAWLE,
Registrar Supreme Court.





Publications Not Available

Saint Vincent government
gazette

v. 89 no. 40

Supplement: Annual report of the
public workers department for the


year ended December 31


1954.




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