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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 5: The St. Vincent Grammar School (Amendment) Regulations, 1958
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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 6: The St. Vincent Grammar School (Amendment) Regulations, 1958
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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 7: Proclaiming Tuesday, the 18th day of February, 1958, to be observed as a Bank holiday throughout the Colony.
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    Supplement to Gazette: Financial Accounts of the Colony for the month of November, 1957
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    Supplement to Gazette: Minutes of the Meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 9th January, 1958
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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT


GAZETTE


Subli.ihed bn ulhorln.


VOL. 91.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 11 FEBRUARY, 1958. [No. 9.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES. No. 86.
LEGISLATION.


No. 83.
VISIT OF II.M.S. BARFLEUR."
It is notified for general i-iormation
that II.M.S. "Barfieur" will visit St.
Vincent from 12th to 15th February,
1958.
II.M.S. "Barfleur will arrive at
Kingstown at 9.00 a.m. on Wednesday
12th inst. and will remain here until
Saturday 15th inst.
11th February 1938.

No. 84.
APPOINTMENT.
With reference to Gazette Notice
No. 257 of 28th May, 1957, Mr. ENvIL
CLARKE has b-ni appointed a Collecting
(Olleer for the Mesopotamia Court as,
from the 1st February, 1953, in place
of Mr. W:LuA.I JACK who 1ha reaig.ie, .
11th Febrnary 1938.
(J. 9/1951.)

No. 85.
RESUMPTIO:'T.
Mr. L. COOLS-LARTIGUE, Chief Secre-
tary, Windward Islands who had been
granted 3 months' vacation leave with
effect from 30th October, 1957, re-
suined duties on 27th January, 1958.
llth February 1958.
(A. 40/1317.)


The fcllowing Documents are pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette:-
S.R. & 0. No. 5.-The St. Vincent
Grammar School (Amendment)
Regulations, 1958.
(J. 36/1940.)

S.R. & 0. No. 6.-The St. Vincent
Girls' High School (Amendment)
Regulations, 1958.
(J. 36,19410.)

S.R. & 0. No. 7.-Proclaiming Tues-
day, the 18th day of February,
1958. to be observed as a Bank
Holiday throughout the Colony.
11th February 1958.
(W. 19,19i16.)

No. Q7.
BANK HOLIDAY.
By virtue of a Proclamation issued
with this issue of the Gazette (S.R. & 0.
No. 7), Tuesday, the 18th February,
1958, being a Bank Holiday, all Public
Offices will be closed on that day.
11th February 1958.

No. 88.
SUPPLEMENTS TO GAZETTE.
The Financial Accounts of the
Colony for the month of November,


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48 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 11 FEBRUARY, 1958.-(No. 9.)


1957, are published with this issue of
the Gazette.
11th February, 1958.


No. 88.
Copies of Minutes of the Meeting of
the Legislative Council held on the 9th
January, 1958, which may be seen at
Government Office, the Kingstown
Library and all Revenue Offices, are
published with this issue of the Gazette.
11th February 1958.


No. 81.
VACANT POSTS.

Applications are invited from suit-
ably qualified candidates for appoint-
ment to the post of Assistant Secretary
(Administrative) Windward Islands,
particulars of which are as follows:
1. Appointment:
The post is on the permanent and
pensionable establishment and the
appointment carries with it liability
to transfer to any post of equivalent
status in the Windward Islands.
2. Salary:
The salary of the post is at the rate
of $2,880 per annum (in the scale
$2,880 x $120-$4,080) plus a pen-
sionable pay addition of 20% of
salary.
3. Quarters:
Quarters are not provided but in
the event of Government quarters
being available they may be rented at
rental not exceeding 10% of salary or
5% of assessed value, whichever is
less.
4. Leave:
The officer will be eligible for vaca-
tion leave at the rate of 45 days for
each completed period of 12 months'
resident service, accumulating up to
a maximum of 180 days.
5. Duties:
The duties of the post will include:
(a) Division of files between the
various branches of the office.
(b) Initiation of action on files,
other than those for the financial
branch, and preparation of draft
replies, despatches etc. etc.
(e) Supervision over the tele-
grams Clerk and general responsi-
bility for the receipt and despatch
of telegrams, including decode of
those received after office hours.
(d) Responsibility for secret and
higher grade files and all cypher
material etc.


(e) Supervision of the Depart-
mental Votes Accounts, mainten-
ance of the General Order books
and certifying of all claims.
(f) Supervision of matters af-
fecting leave, attendance and dis-
cipline.
(g) General assistance and ad-
vice to the Chief Secretary.
(h) Any other duties which may
from time to time be assigned to
him by the Chief Secretary.
6. General Information:
The officer will be subject to the
Colonial Regulations, the Windward
Islands Financial and Store Rules,
the local General Orders and Subsidi-
ary legislation in force from time to
time. Government officials are liable
to taxation imposed by local enact-
ments.
Applications containing full particu-
lars, including, qualifications and expe-
rience of applicant, should be forwarded
to the Chief Secretary, .Windward
Islands, Grenada, to reach him not later
than 28th February, 1958.
5th February, 1958.

No. 89.
MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (BRITISH
GUIANA) : VACANCY FOR MATRON,
PUBLIC HOSPITAL, GEORGETOWN.

1. Appointment and salary: Pen-
sionable subject to medical fitness, but
appointment on contract for three
years in the first instance, if preferred
would be allowed. $5,040 (1,050) per
annum. A contract appointment would
carry gratuity at the rate of 221/2% of
basic salary for each completed period
of three months' service excluding
leave unless gratuity is paid in a single
lump sum at the end of the contract.
Free furnished quarters are provided,
and free uniform, including laundering.
2. Duties: The superintendence un-
der the direction and control of the
Director of Medical Services of all
nurses, student nurses, wardmaids,
seamstresses, ward orderlies and laun-
dresses in the Public Hospital, George-
town, and such other administrative
nursing duties in the Medical Depart-
ment as may be assigned.
. 3. Qualifications: The S.R.N. and
S.C.M. qualifications with at least five
years' experience in nursing adminis-
tration, high administrative ability and
the capacity to maintain good staff and
public relations.
4. Leave and leave passages will be
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SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 11 FEBRUARY, 1958.-(No. 9.)


Orders and existing Regulations on the
subject.
5. General Information: Appoint-
ment will be subject to Colonial Regu-
lations, General Orders, and other local
regulations in force from time to time
and unless the successful candidate
already holds a post on the permanent
and pensionable establishment, to con-
firmation after satisfactory work and
conduct during a probationary period
of two years.
6. Applications stating name in full,
date and year of birth, educational qual-
ifications and accompanied by at least
two recent testimonials should be ad-
dressed to the Chief Establishment
Officer, Establishment Department,
Georgetown, British Guiana to reach
him not later than 15th March, 1958.
Candidates already in Public Service
should submit their applications
through the Heads of their Depart-
ments. Applications received after
this date will not be considered. Testi-
monials are not required from appli-
cants already in the Public Service.
11th February 1958.

No. 82.
ADVERTISEMENT.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

CLERICAL OFFICERS AND STENOGRAPHERS.

Applications are invited from suit-
ably qualified persons for employment
as Clerical Officers and Stenographers
in the service of the Federal Govern-
ment of The West Indies. While can-
didates from any territory in the
British Caribbean area are at liberty to
apply it is regretted that no assistance
can be given towards the cost of travel-
ling to the Federal Capital incurred by
any candidate selected for interview or
appointment.
2. The appointments will be on pro-
bation for a period of three months. If
confirmed in their appointments, candi-
dates will become eligible for any plnt-
sionable benefits which may be ap-
proved by the Federal Government,
equally with members of the g'vern-
ment services in the region who are
transferred to the Federal Service.
3. This advertisement is designed to
elicit applications from candidates not
at present in government service. Ap-
plications from persons in government
service can only be considered if sub-
mitted through, and with the approval
of, the employing government. Those
persons who have already applied for
temporary employment as typists or
stenographers need not apply again.


Candidates selected for temporary em-
ployment and desirous of being consid-
ered for permanent employment will be
considered in due course along with
other candidates, if they satisfy the re-
quirements indicated below.
4. The qualifications required for
these posts are as follows:-
.Clerical Officers, Grades I and II.
(a) a Cambridge School Certificate
or equivalent qualification, with
a credit in English. Candidates
not possessing A credit in Eng-
lish, and who are otherwise suit-
able, will be required to take a
qualifying test in English, unless
they have previously passed a
similar qualifying test for entry
to the Civil Service of a Unit
Government in The West Indies;
(b) considerable experience of cleri-
cal work in Government or other
public service, industry or com-
merce.
Stenographers.
(a) a Cambridge School Certificate,
or equivalent qualification, with
a credit in English. Candidates
not possessing a credit in Eng-
lish, and who are otherwise suit-
able, will be required to take a
qualifying test in English, unless
they have previously passed a
similar qualifying test for entry
to the Civil Service of a Unit
Government in The West Indies;
(b) a shorthand speed of at least 100
words per minute, and a typing
speed of 50 words per minute.
Candidates for the post of Steno-
grapher who fulfil the above require-
ments will be required to take a tcst
in shorthand and typing.
5. Salary scales.
Clerical Officer, Grade I:
$2,640 x $120-$3,600.
Clerical Officer, Grade II:
$1,680 x $120-$2,610.
Stenographer:
$1,680 x $120-$2,649.
Entry into the salary scale will nor-
mally be at the minimum but in special
cases candidates may enter at a higher
point.
6. Methods of Application.
Applications must be submitted on a
form which may be obtained from the
Federal Organisation, "Whitehall",
Port of Spain, and be addressed to the
Federal Secretary. Applications should
be accompanied by acceptable evidence
of School Certificate analification and
by two testimonials, with copies. Ap-
pointment will be made only after refer-
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Service Commission or its permanent
successor body.
7. The closing date for applications
from Trinidad and Tobago residents is
31st January, 1958, and from other
territories 15th February, 1958.
"Whitehall",
i'ort of Spain.
5th February, 1958.

No. 90.
THE FEDERATION QF THE WEST
INDIES.

ADVERTISEMENT.

1. Applications are invited for the
post of Economist on the Establish-
ment of the Federal Government of
The West Indies. Salary $8,880 per
annum (rate of exchange $4.80 to 1
sterling).
2. The post will eventually be pen-
sionable on the Federal Establish-
ment and arrangements would be
made to preserve existing pension rights
of serving government officers by
secondment. Selected candidates would
be required to serve at Headquarters in
Trinidad and in any of the territories
forming the Federation. Free passages
provided on first appointment and
termination for officer and family up to
five persons in all. Leave at the rate
of 45 days a year. Leave passages up
to three adult passages after tour of two
and a half years. Accommodation pro-
vided at 10 per cent of salary; plus
furniture at approximately 5 per cent
of cost per annum.
3. The Economist will work under
the direction of the Senior Economist,
Economic Planning Division. He will
be required to assist in a programme of
collating data and of economic assess-
ment of the Federal Area in order that
studies can be completed on which
economic planning can be formulated.
4. Qualifications required are an
Honours or Research Degree in econo-
mics and at least two years' experience
in the field of applied economics, i.e. in
economic planning organisation or De-
partment of Finance or Trade and Pro-
duction or comparable experience else
where in economic research investi'ai-
tion, in particular of field surveys of a
practical nature.
5. Applications, giving age and
particulars of qualifications and experi-
ence, together with names of two per-
sonal referees, should be submitted be-
fore 28th February, 1958, to the Fed-
eral Secretary, "Whitehall", 29, Mara-
val Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad, The
West Indies, from whom further parti-
culars may be obtained.


6. Candidates who have already
submitted applications for this ap-
pointment need not re-apply.
By Command,
G. LISLE FRASER,
Acting Government Secretary.
GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
11th February 1953.

DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

NOTICES.

By Authority of the Local Government
Ordinance, No. 17 of 1951.

APPEALS AGAINST ASSESSMENT.

The Magistrate of the undermen-
tioned Districts will hold Special
Sessions for the purpose of hearing
appeals, of which legal notice shall have
been given, against assessments made by
the Clerks of the undermentioned urban
districts at the times and places follow-
ing :-
FIRST DISTRICT.
LAYOU: On Thursday the 20th day
of March, 1958, at 11 a.m.
BARROUALLIE: On Monday the
10th day of March, 1958, at 11 a.m.
CHATEAUBELAIR: On Monday
the 24th day of March, 1958 at
11 a.m.
SECOND DISTRICT.
CALLIAQUA: On Tuesday the 25-h
day of March, 1958 at 11 a.m.
GEORGETOWN: On Friday the
28th day of March, 1958 at 11 a.m.
THIRD DISTRICT.
PORT ELIZABETH: On Wednes-
day the 5th day of March, 1958 at
11 a.m.
C. E. A. RAWLE,
Magistrate.
Magistrate's Office.
Kingstown,
8th February, 1958.

The Magistrate of the First District
will hold a Special Session at the Court
House, Kingstown, on Wednesday, the
26th day of February, 1958, at 10 a.m.
for the purpose of hearing any appeals
of which due notice shall have been
given against assessment published in
the assessment list for 1958.
C. E. A. RAWLE,
Magistrate, District 1.
Magistrate's Office.
Kingstown,
8th February, 1958.













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 11 FEBRUARY, 1958.-(No. 9.) 51


ELECTION NOTICE.

APPOINTMENT OF RETURNING OFFICER.

The following Returning Officer has been appointed by His Honour the
Administrator under section 14 of the Legislative Council (Elections) Ordin-
ance, 1951 (No. 13 of 1951) :-

Name of Officer. District. Location of Office.


Mr. F. E. WILLIAMS. Colony of St. Vincent. Treasury Building,
Inland Revenue Office.

Dated this 7th day of February, 1958.
J. V. ALVES,
Supervisor of Elections.


THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTIONS) ORDINANCE, 1951.

(SicTIoN 21.)

NOTICE. OF NOMINATION.

His Excellency the Governor General of The West Indies having issued
his writ for the Election of members of the House of Representatives for the
Colony of Saint Vincent the Returning Officer of the said Colony will on the
28th day of February, 1958 now next ensuing between the hours of 9.00 a.m.
and noon at the place hereinafter mentioned proceed to the nomination, and
if there is no opposition, to the election of members for the said Colony.
Forms of Nomination Papers may be obtained at the office of the Returning
Officer between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. daily except on Wednesdays
when the Office will be closed at 12,00 noon (Sundays also excepted).
Every Nomination Paper must be signed by any six or more electors quali-
fied to vote in the Colony of Saint Vincent and be handed to the Returning
Officer between the said hours of 9.00 a.m. and noon.
No Nomination Paper shall be valid or acted upon by the Returning Officer
unless it is accompanied by:-
(a) the consent in writing of the persons therein nominated.
(b) a deposit of one hundred and twenty dollars in cash and
(c) the required statutory declaration, Form 26 or 26A.
In the event of the election being contested the Poll will take place between
the hours of 7.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday the 25th day of March, 1958.
The name of the Returning Officer and the place where he will receive
nomination papers for the Colony of Saint Vincent is as follows:-


Name of Officer. District. Place where Nomination
Papers will be received.


Mr. F. E. WILLIAMS The Colony of The Court House,
Saint Vincent Kingstown.


Dated this 11th day of February, 1958.
J. V. ALVES,
Supervisor of Elections.













52 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 11 FEBRUARY, 1958.-(No. 9.)


POLICE NOTICES.

ST. VINCENT CARNIVAL.

SATURDAY 15TH, SUNDAY 16TH, MONDAY 17TH FEBRUARY, 1958.

Regulations made by the Chief of Police under Section 79 (1) of the Motor
Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance, No, 20 of 1940.

VICTORIA PARK.
Saturday 15th February, 1958, between the hours of 2 p.m. and 11. p.m.
Sunday 16th February, between the hours of 6.30 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Monday 17th February, between the hours of 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Motor Vehicles will be admitted to the Park through the following
entrances:-
1. North River Road.
2. Road to Leeward.

MOTOR VEHICLES EXIT.
Exit will be by way of Bentinck Square only.
Traffic will conform to a system of one way, travelling anti Clockwise
around Victoria Park, that is to say vehicles entering the 'Park by way of North
River Road must turn right and those entering by Road to Leeward will also
turn right. Vehicles leaving the enclosure will do so through the North Gate
and then turn left. Vehicles'travelling to Leeward shall proceed along Tyrrell
Street and turn into the Road to Leeward at the Hospital end.

PARKING ARRANGEMENTS AT PARK.
Buses and trucks not carrying advertising Bands will park in the open
space behind the Colonial Hospital Annexe.
Buses and trucks carrying advertising Bands will drive through the West-
ern Gate, drop performers and then drive away through the Northern Gate
and park behind the pavilion as directed by the Police.
Cars will be allowed to enter enclosure through the Southern Gate and
park therein as directed by Police.

ONE WAY TRAFFIC.
North River Road between Grenville Street and Peebles Bridge. Vehicles
proceeding along this route will do so from South to North.
C. M. ROBERTS.
Acting Chief of Police.
11th February, 1958.


ST. VINCENT CARNIVAL.

TUESDAY, 18TH FEBRUARY, 1958.

Permission is hereby granted by the Chief of Police for Bands to perform
through the Streets of Kingstown during Carnival on Tuesday 18th February,
1958, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. These Bands however, must
conform to the system of Oneway Traffic which has been arranged.
Regulations made by the Chief of Police under Section 79 (1) of the Motor
Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance, No. 20 of 1940.
VICTORIA PARK.
Between the hours of 6 a.m. and 1 p.m., Motor Vehicles will be admitted
to Victoria Park through the following entrances:-
1. North River Road.
2. Road to Leeward.












SAINT VINCEN?, TUESDAY, 11 F1~UARY, 1958.-(No. )


MOTOR VEHICLES EIT..


Exit will be by Bentinck Square only.
Traffic will conform to a system of one-wayraWelling anti cloek&ise'ound
Victoria Park, that is to say:-Vehicles entering the Park by Way of North
River Road must turn right and those entering by Road to Leeward will also
turn right. Vehicles leaving the Park enclosure will do so through the Northern
Gate and then turn left. Vehicles travelling to Leeward shall proceed along
Tyrrell Street and turn into the Road to Leeward at the Hospital end.

PARKING ARRANGEMENTS AT PARK.
Buses and trucks not carrying advertising Bands will park in the open
space behind the Colonial Hospital Annexe.
Buses and trucks carrying advertising Bands will drive through the West-
ern Gate, drop performers and then drive away through the Northern Gate
and park behind the pavilion as directed by the Police.
Cars will be allowed to enter the enclosure through the Southern Gate and
park therein as directed by Police.

ONE WAY TRAFFIC ABOUT KINGSTOWN.
Between the hours of 12 noon and 7 p.m., the following roads will be
ONE WAY DRIVE for all Vehicles and Bands:-
Tyrrell Street between the unnamed street known
as River Road and Grenville Street .. WEST TO EAST
Grenville Street, between Tyrrell Street and
Halifax Street .. WEST TO EAST
Halifax Street, between Grenville Street and
James Street .. WEST TO EAST
Middle Street, between Sharpe Street and the
unnamed Street known as River Road .. EAST TO WEST
Bay Street, between James Street and the un-
named Street known as River Road .. EAST TO WEST
Higginson Street .. SOUTH TO NORTH
Melville Street .. SOUTH TO NORTH
Bedford Street .. SOUTH TO NORTH
North River Road between Grenville Street and
Peebles' Bridge .. SOUTH TO NORTH
Hillsboro Street .. NORTH TO SOUTH.
Egmont Street between Halifax and Bay Streets NORTH TO SOUTH.
South River Road .. NORTH TO SOUTH.
James Street between Halifax and Bay Streets.. NORTH TO SOUTH.

Police are under directions to enforce these Regulations during the time
they apply.
C. M. ROBERTS.
Acting Chief of Police.
11th February, 1958.


ROAD TRAFFIC.

Regulations made by the Chief of Police under Section 79 (1) of the Motor
Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance, No. 20 of 1940.

ONE WAY TRAFFIC.
Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 12 Noon on Tuesday 18th February, 1958
the following road 'will be one way drive for all vehicles and Bands:-
NORTH RIVER ROAD between Grenville Street and Peebles Bridge.
Vehicles and Bands proceeding along this Route will do so from South
to North.
C. M. ROBERTS,
Acting Chief of Police.
11th February, 1958.


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54' AINT VINCENT, T'T Y, 11 FEBRUARY, 58--(No. 9.)


INCOME TAX NOTE, SAINT VINCENT.
; qq ..HE GENERAL PUIC,'.," U-"
CENTRAL HOUSING AND
Every person concerned, not being a
Government Officer, is hereby reminded PLANNING AUTHORITY.
that the latest date for the submission of
Income Tax Returns for assessment in ----
the year 1958 is the 31st March, and
that failure to give notice of charge-. RESOLUTION giving notice of a deci-
ability is an offence against the Income sion to prepare a Housing Scheme for
Tax Ordinance, rendering the person a portion of the Montrose Estate.
concerned liable to a fine not exceeding
SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY -
DOLLARS.
2. Every person whose income accru. SECTION 7 OF THE TOWN AND COUNTRY
ing in, derived from the Colony or else- PLANNING ORDINANCE, No. 2 OF 1946.
where and whether received in the
Colony or not for the preceding year,
exceeded the statutory limit of $480.00
is required to submit a return in the This following Resolution which was
prescribed form notwithstanding that on passed at a Meeting of the Central
account of approved deductions no tax Housing and Planning Authority held
may eventually be chargeable, and on the 19th November, 1957, is pub-
particular attention is directed to the lished for general information.
fact that the term "income" is deemed
to include not only money but also al-
lowances in kind. RESOLUTION.
3. Efforts are being made to send
blank forms to such persons. It is to be BE IT RESOLVED AND IT Is HEREBY
clearly understood, however, that the RESOLVED that the Central Housing and
Income Tax Department is under no Planning Authority have this 19th Day
obligation to send a return form to any- of November, 1957, decided to prepare
one and that a person is not exonerated a Scheme (with particular reference to
from the statutory liability of making a housing) under the provision of Section
return even though a form may not have 7 of the Town and Country Planning
been received from the Department. Ordinance, No. 2 of 1946, all that por-
Forms may be obtained, on application, tion of land being a portion of that part
at the Revenue Offices at Georgetown, of the Montrose Estate commonly
Barrouallie, Bequia and Union Island, known as "Stoney Ground", measuring
or in any other district from the Police approximately 123,000 square feet in
Station situate therein or from the In- area and bounded on the north by the
come Tax Departiment, Kingstown, remaining portion of that part of the
where any person requiring information Montrose Estate commonly known as
in connection therewith is invited to "Stoney Ground", on the east and
enquire, south by the Kingstown North River
4. The form correctly completed, on the west by lands of Mrs. E. Odland
should be accompanied by all necessary and the Anglican Church the whole
supporting statements. Specimens of being better described on Plan
the form of account required from small: No. G. 440 at the Lands and
traders and from occupiers or cultiva- Surveys Department and registered as
tors of land will be supplied on request. No. A.M. 38 A at the Office of the Cen-
F. E. WILLIAMS tral Housing and Planning Authority
Inland RevenueE. WILLIAMOffS, er. t which latter place it may be
INLAND REVENUE OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, B. R. NEEHALL,
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STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1958, No. 5. -

ST. VINCENT GRAMMAR SCHOOL (AMENDMENTf)
REGULATIONS.

(Gazetted llth February, 1958.)

1. Short title. These Regulations shall be cited as the St. Vincent
Grammar School (Amendment) Regulations, 1958, and shall be read as one with
the St. Vincent Grammar School Regulations, 1941, (S.R. & 0. 1941, No. 23),
(hereinafter referred to as the principal Regulations) and all amendments thereto.

2. Regulation 6 revoked and replaced. Regulation 6 of the prin-
cipal Regulations as revoked and replaced by Regulation 2 cf the St. Vincent
Grammar School (Amendment) Regulations, 1948 (S.R. & 0. 1948, No. 13) is hereby
further revoked and replaced as follows:-
"6. The days of attendance of the pupils at the school shall be from
Monday to Friday. The school hours shall be from 8.20 a.m. to 12 noon and
from 1.18 p.m. to 3.00 p.m."

3. Commencement. These Regulations shall be deemed to have come
into force on the 1st day of January, 1958.

Made by the Governor in Council under section 29 of the Education Ordinance,
1937, this 23rd day of January, 1958.

F. GILBERT THOMAS,
Clerk of Executive Council.

Approved by Resolution of the Legislative Council under section 30 of the
Education Ordinance, 1937, this 6th day of February, 1958.

G. LISLE FRASER,
Clerk of Legislative Council.
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STATUTORY RULES AND ORDE 28 MAR 195

1958, No. 6.

ST. VINCENT GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL (AMEND-
REGULATIONS.

(Gazetted 11th February, 1958.)

1. Short title. These Regulations .hall be cited as the St. Vincent
Girls' High School (Amendment) Regulations, 1958, and shall be read as one with
the St. Vincent Girls' High School Regulations, 1941, (S.R. & 0'. 1941, No. 24)
(hereinafter referred to as the principal Regulations) and all amendments
thereto.

2. Regulation 6 revoked and replaced. Regulation 6 of the prin-
cipal Regulations as revoked and replaced by Regulation 2 of the St. Vincent
Girls' High School (Amendment) Regulations, 1948, (S.R. & 0. 1948, No. 12) is
hereby further revoked and replaced as follows:-
"6. The days of attendance of the pupils at the school shall be from
Monday to Friday. The school hours shall be from 8.20 a.m. to 12 noon and
from 1.15 p.m. to 3.00 p.m."

3. Commencement. These Regulations shall be deemed to have come
into force on the 1st day of January, 1958.

Made by the Governor in Council under section 29 of the Education Ordinance,
1937, this 23rd day of January, 1958.
F. GILBERT THOMAS,
Clerk of Executive Council.

Approved by Resolution of the Legislative Council under section 30 of the
Education Ordinance, 1937, this 6th day of February, 1958.
G. LISLE FRASER,
Clerk of Legislative Council.
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SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS, 0 FLO)

1958, No. 7.
~_______ 28 MAR l
(Gazetted 11th February, 1958.)

BY THE ADMINISTRATOR.

A PROCLAMATION.

[ L. S. I

A. F. GILES,
Administrator.
WHEREAS by section 7 of the Bank Holidays Ordinance, Cap. 161, it is enacted
that it shall be lawful for the Governor in Council from time to time, by Pro-
clamation in the Gazette, to appoint a special day to be observed as a Bank
Holiday throughout the Colony:
Now THEREFORE I do, with the advice of the Executive Council, and pursuant
to the authority in me vested by the said Ordinance, hereby appoint Tuesday, the
18th day of February, 1958, to be observed as a Bank Holiday throughout the
Colony.
GIVEN under my hand and the Public Seal of the Island of Saint Vincent at the
Government Office in the said Island this 7th day of February in
the year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-eight and
in the Seventh year of the Reign of Her Majesty QUEEN ELIZABETH THE
SECOND.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
(W. 19/1946).


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FINANCIAL
.STATEMENTS.














THE TOTAL RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS


RECEIPTS.


1. Import Duties
2. Export Duties
3. Excise Duties
4. Other Duties
5. Licences
6. Taxes
7. Harbour Dues
8. Other Fees of Court, etc.
9. Post Office
10. Electricity, Telephones, Refrigeration
11. Rent and Interest
11A. Sale of Government Property
11B. Loans and Advances, Repayments
12, Sales and Leases of Crown Lands

Total Ordinary Revenue


EXTRAORDINARY.

12A. Grant in Aid:-I
(a) Administration
(b) Deferred Maintenance
(c) Salaries Increase

Total Local Revenue and Grant-in-1

13. Colonial Development & Welfare Scheme

Total Revenue


Authorised Advances:-
Personal
Other

Special Funds


Estimated Actual
Receipts Receipts
1957. to 30.11.57
$ $
930,000. 961,558.00
... 225,000 206,643.00
... 260,000 207,198.00
... 100,000 45,039.00
... 55,000 50,894.00
455,510 310,386.00
... 23,000 25,527.00
... 220,370 220,349.00
... 95,930 99,216.00
10,530 8,872.00
... 18,950 18,143.00
3,937.00
184,690 96,181.00
11,580 10,500.00

2,599,560 2,264,443.00


1,087,060


894,348.00


3,686,620 3,158,791.00


803,320

4,489,940


$ 74,663.00
243,578.00 i


Deposits, Other than Special Funds

Imprests

Crown Age'nts Joint Consolidated Fund

Drafts and Remittances

Investments


Balance at 30.11.57


692,384.00

3,851,175.00












318,241.00

1,355,081.00

1.089,228.00

323,290.00

1,099,200.00

12,368.00

16,133.00

8,064,716.00
59,298,00

8,124,014.00












FOR THE PERIOD 1ST JANUARY TO 30TH NOVEMBER, 1957.


PAYMENTS


1. Governor
2. Legislature
3. Administration
4. Agriculture
5. Audit
6. Central Housing and Planning Authority
7. Charitable
8. Customs and Excise
9. Education
10. Inland Revenue
11. Judicial
12. Labour
13. Lands and Survey
14. Legal
14A. Loans and Advances
15. Medical
16. Miscellaneous
17. Pensions
18. Police
19. Port and Marine
20. Post Office
21. Prisons
22. Public Debt
23. Public Library
24. Public Works Department
25. Public Works Annually Recurrent
26. Public Works Extraordinary
27. Deferred Mainrenance
28. Snbveutions
30. Telephones
31. Treasury
32. Salaries Increase

Total Ordinary Expenditure

EXTRAORDINARY.

33. Colonial Development and Welfare

TOTAL EXPENDITURE



Authorised Advances:-
Personal
Other

Special DepositR

Deposits, Other than Special Funds

Imprests

Crown A.g'its ao nt C isolidated Fund

Drafts and R -mittances

Investments

Balance as at 1st January, 1957


Estimated
Payments
1967.

15,300
73,280
193,890
... 127,780
...! 20,620
6,400
43,060
71,840
433,160
29.870
50,660
.4,830
33,920
... 7,920
210,000
... 518.440
167,960
75,300
224,256
...I 8,560
... 58,620
65,710
I... 37,510
11,030
90,790
. .1 426,330
83,670
... 102,000
... 102,554
...I 30.190
.... 58,170
303,000

3,686,620



... 803,320

4,489,940


TREASURY CHAMBERS,
ST. VINCENT,
31st January, 1958.


A. D. W. JOHNSON,
Accountant General.


Actual
Payments
to 30.11.57
$
10.205.00
54,477.00
191,783.00
91,997.00
19,539.00
6,4S6.00
33,004,00
35,977.00
364,767.00
29,378.00
42,627.00
16,274.00
30,358.00
9,495.00
83,427.00
433,995.00
223,351.00
98,552.00
199,830.00
3,154.00
36,191.00
54,967.00
32,685.00
9,216.00
34,211.00
361,91500
60,411.00
73,123.00
122,925.00
24,153.00
49,105.00
298,927.00

3,186,505.00



662,227.00

3,848,732.00





355,$64.00k;

1,143,679.00

1,399,968.00

336,589.00

768,000.00

12,3;8.00

2,565.00

256.849.00


8,124,0 14.00








Statement of Asset and Liabilities of the Colony of St. Vincent as at 30th November, 1957


1956
$


814,874.00





1,222,548.00


Deposits:-

Special Fain's

Other than Special Funds

Overdrafts:-

Barclaays Bank

Crown Agents Joint Consolidated Fund

C.D.C. Remittance Intransit


35,322.00 Colony Reserve Fund

3,009.00 General Revenue Balance


2,075,753.00


$ c.


690,983.00

40,683.00



80,622.00


$ c.




731,666.0()0


1,348,800.00 1,429,422.00

21,600.00



35,322.00


1956
$ c.

1,141,814.00






271,866.00





662,073.00


2,218,010.00 2,075,753.00


Authorised Advances :

Personal

Other


Cash :-.
Treasury and Sub-Treasuries
Crown Agents Current A/c
Imprests


Investments
General Revenue Balance-
Net Revenue to 30.11.57
Net Expenditure to 30.11.57

Net Deficit
C.D. & W. Receipts

Net Surplus as at 30.11.57
Balance as at 1.1.57


$ 6c.



209,864.00


$ c.


... 1,055,583.00 1,265,447.00


16,631.00
26,293.00
13,299.00




3,158,791.00
3,186,505.00

27,714.00
30,157T.00


56,223.00



613,224.00


2,443.00
285,559.00 283,116.00

2,218,010.00


Notes:- 1. At 30th November, 1957 the Public Debt (not recorded in the above Liabilities) stood at $670,614.00 and the accumulated Fund for its Redemption stood at $238,233.00.
2. There is a Colonial Development and Welfare Loan to the Saint Vincent Banana Growers Association of $150,000 for which General Revenue is responsible only in case of default.
3. Other Advances includes the sum of $989,273.00. advanced in anticipation of loans.


TREASURY CHAMBERS,
SAINT VINCENT, B.W.I.,
31st January, 1958.


A. D. W. JOHNSON,
Accountant General.







HANSARD.
PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES IN THE FIRST SESSION (1957-1958)
OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, COLONY OF ST. VINCENT,
BRITISH WEST INDIES.


4th Sitting


Thursday, 9th January, 1958


The Honourable Legislative Council met at 10 o'clock this morning.

[MR. PRESIDENT in the Chair]
His Honour A. F. GILEs, Administrator.

PRESENT

The Honourable N. A. BERRIDGE, Acting Crown Attorney,
. B. R. THOMAS, Financial Secretary,
,, E. A. C. HUGHES, First Nominated Me ,
. ,, A. C. CYRUS, Second Nominated Member,
. S. E. SLATER, Member for North Leeward, *
. C. L. TANNIS, Member for the Grenadines,
.. ,, L. C. LATHAM, Member for South Windward,
A. B. DOSSANTOS, Third Nominated Member,
E. S. CAMPBELL, Member for Kingstown,
H. A. HAYNES, Member for St. George,
MRS. I. I. JOSHUA, Member for North Windward.
ABSENT
The Honourable E. T. JosHUA, Member for Central Windward,
H. F. YOUNG, Member for South Leeward.


PRAYERS
The President opened the meeting
with the reading of prayers of Council.

MINUTES
The Minutes of the Meeting held on
5th December, 1957, copies of which
were circulated, were taken as read and
were confirmed.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. PRESIDENT: Honourable Mem-
bers I have two announcements to make.


The First is, some of you may have
heard on the radio this morning that
Lady Hailes is sick and it seems as if
the Governor-General is going to defer
his tour around the islands. I have no
official confirmation of this, but I shall
let you know as soon as I am in the posi-
tion to do so. I propose on the Agenda
to speak very shortly on the provisional
arrangements for His Excellency's visit
here whatever the date may be; but I
have received this morning a telegram
from the Federal Headquarters which
states:


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"Advisory Council expressed very
great sympathy to Governor-General
with regard to illness of Lady Hailes.
The Council wish her speedy recovery
and assured Lord Hailes of the sym-
pathy of the people of the West Indies
and their hopes for her full restora-
tion to health."
The other announcement which I have
to make is that in accordance with the
forecast that was given at the last meet-
ing of Council a Bill to amend the
Banana Growers Association Ordinance
will be introduced today and given its
first reading only. In order to allow
that to happen as the Bill was not
printed in time to be put on the Agenda,
the Honourable Crown Attorney will lay
a Certificate of Urgency. I call upon
the Honourable Crown Attorney to lay
papers.
PAPERS
HON. CROWN ATTORNEY: Mr. Presi-
dent, Honourable Members, I have the
honour to lay on the Table the following
documents:
Council Paper No. 1 of 1958: Post
Office (Amendment) Regulations
1957.
Council Paper No. 2 of 1958: Annual
Administration Report on the
Southern Grenadines District for
the year 1956.

QUESTIONS

MR. PRESIDENT: As the Honourable
Member for the Grenadines is not in his
place, the question set down in his name-
cannot be asked. I see that the Hon-
ourable Member has arrived "Pat on
time". I will therefore resume my
seat and call his name.

HoN. C. L. TANNIS: Mr. President,
Honourable Members, I beg to ask the
following question:


Is Government aware of the fact
that the people of the Grenadines have
suffered great hardships on account
of the severe drought that hit the
Grenadines in the early and mid
months of the year ?
Will Government make available
a certain amount of funds so that cer-
tain relief work can be carried out
before the end of the year?

HON. L. C. LATHM : Mr. President,
Honourable Members, I beg leave to
answer this question:
Government is aware of the partial
failure of .the corn in the Southern
Grenadines. Other foodcrops, how-
ever, and cotton are in good condition.
There has been no shortage of em-
ployment as $10,000 has been spent
there on road works in 1957 compared
with $4,000 the year before. $200
was released from Public Assistance
Funds to provide special employment
for these islands at Christmas. time.

BILLS

FIrST READING
The following bills were introduced
and read a first time:
The Local Goiernment (Amend-
ment) (No. 2) Bill
The Firearms (Amendment) Bill
The Customs (Amendment) Bill
The Customs Duties (Amendment)
Bill.
HON. CRowN ATTORNEY: Mr. Presi-
dent, Honourable Members, I have the
honour to lay on the Table a Certificate
of Urgency to enable a bill to amend the
Banana Association Bill to be intro-
duced without Notice. This Certificate
reads as follows:
Whereas it is provided in the Legis-
lative Council Rules that not le86 than
seven days Notice must be given of the








presentation of a Bill or of a Motion
for leave to bring a bill, and Whereas
it is provided in the said Rules that
the Bill mentioned in the present Cer-
tificate may be introduced without
leave, A Certificate of Urgency signed
by the President shall have been laid
on the Table.
(Reads Certificate)

HoN. L. C. LATHAM: Mr. President,
Honourable Members, I have the honour
to introduce a Bill for an Ordinance to
amend the Banana Growers Association
Ordinance.
Ms. PRESIDENT: I take it that the
Honourable Member is moving the First
Reading.
HON. L. C. LATiHA (indicated
assent).
Question put and agreed.
SECOND READING
HON. FINANCIAL SECRETARY: Mr.
President, Honourable Members, I have
the honour to move the Bill for an Ordi-
nance to sanction certain payments from
the Public Treasury in excess of the sums
granted by the Appropriation (1956)
Ordinance 1956 (No. 29 of 1956) for the
year ended the 31st December, 1956 be
read a second time.
HoN. CROWN ATTORNEY: I beg to
second the motion.
Question put and agreed.
Council moved into Committee.
Council resumed.
Bill reported with a slight amend-
ment and report adopted.
Bill read a third time by title and
passed.
HON. CROWN ATTORNEY: Mr. Presi-
dent, Honourable Members, I have the
honour to move that a Bill for an Ordi-
nance further to amend the Deportation
(British Subjects) Ordinance, 1951, be
read for a second time.
HON. FINANCIAL SECRETARY : I beg to
second the Motion.


Question put and agreed.
Council moved into Committee.
Council resumed.
Bill reported with an amendment
and report adopted.
Bill read a third time by title and
passed.
HON. CROWN ATTORNEY: Mr. Presi-
dent, Honourable Members, I .beg to
move that a Bill for an Ordinance
further to amend the Immigration (Re-
striction) Ordinance, 1939 be read for a
second time.
HON. FINANCIAL SECRETARY : I beg to
second the motion.
Question put and agreed.
Council moved into Committee.
Council resumed.
Bill reported with slight amendment
and report adopted.
Bill read a third time by title and
passed.

ADJOURNMENT
HON. C. L. TANNIS: Mr. President,
Honourable Members, I note with sur-
prise that my question has been answered
very short-text. By this I am led to
understand that $200.00 is sufficient to
give relief work for the people of the
Grenadines. And because of the fact
that. a little more money was spent on
the roads of the Grenadines this year,
it is sufficient ;to keep the people of the
Grenadines whether drought or not.
Well I thought that, judging from the
behaviour of the new Government that
more and more money was given for the
development of the people; but I am led
to understand, coming from the Minister
of Trade and Production, The Acting
Minister of Trade and Production, he
tells me that this Government does not
spell hope to the people of the Southern
Grenadines if they must be satisfied with
the minimum. Just before Christmas,
we heard from the Minister for Com-
munications and Works that a few hun-
dred dollars were released to be spent on








the mainland of St. Vincent. Over 800
people would be employed. We are a
people in the Grenadines, and it is the
duty of Government to take care of us.
If they can't do that, then let us go.
Now the 9th day of January, of course
it is old tradition that our estimates are
always late. We in Bequia will like to
know at an early date, what is the likely
grant-in-aid that this Government is
going to give to the Bequia District
Council. We asked the Minister and he
cannot even tell us what is the proposed
grant-in-aid, proposed grant-in-aid for
the Bequia District Council for 1958,
after our estimate had been prepared
since in October.
Mr. PRESIDENT: That would be a
serious leakage of a budget secret.
HON. C. L. TANNIS: I don't agree
with the President's remark.
Mr. PRESIDENT: Come, Come!
HON. C. L. TENNIS: By now any
small village or District Council should
know and apply for what they are going
to spend so that they can get their work
started. But the new Bequia District
Council will be sitting tomorrow, and it
is my duty as a Member of the Council
and the Member for the Grenadines to
inform this Government that we can no
longer-no Council can operate with a
few paltry dollars. No eight big men
are going to sit down for a whole year
to spend eight or seven thousand dollars.
Mr. President, Honourable, Members,
the Minister- for Communications should
appoint a road officer and tell him to
spend, that. I am going to state on be-
half of the Council that if we are not
well taken care of, we would have to
make other arrangements. We might
as well be tacked on to some other place
-may be Grenada, or become a ward of
Barbados, or Trinidad, than remain in
this state where there are certain people
on the mainland who believe that the
Grenadines need no more as soon as they
spend ten cents. Of course we want


more roads so that the people of St.
Vincent can come over and walk about
barefooted and enjoy our sea. But if
those were the facts, if the British Gov-
ernment had dealt like that with St.
Vincent, right now St. Vincent will have
no back to sit on. We are not satisfied
with the conditions that exist with our
road system, our water and our lighting
facilities. Here you are saying that you
are going to develop the tourist industry
in St. Vincent and yet you are not doing
anything whatsoever to develop the is-
lands which really mean a lot to the
tourist industry.
Third point: It is circulated in cer-
tain circles here that two Tenders Board
Meetings. were called to decide the fate
of the Grenadines mail service. At the
,former meeting summoned, the contract
was given to a contractor. And another
meeting was called, and the mail service
was given to another contractor. And
then the contractor did not apply in the
text advertised in the tender in the Gov-
ernment Gazette and the Vincentian;
and we see drawn up for the Grenadines,
and without notice, a complete new sche-
dule other than that advertised by Gov-
ernment in the Government Gazette and
the Vincentian. We are asking this
Government that they have a right to
serve the Grenadines and to make sure
that they should stick to the schedule
advertised in the Government Gazette
and the local press. This slip shod
manner and behaviour of this Govern-
ment cannot continue like that. The
Honourable Minister for Communica-
tions should makp a thorough investiga-
tion into this mater, and give us due
notice when you are prepared to change
the schedule at the whims and fancies of
any contractor. Such changes not only
bring on additional expenditure on our
people, because in truth and in fact it
is always that Government the practice
is to serve the purpose of the people.
"Cheaper to Government", and then
the charges for individual who can








hardly afford to pay the present rates, their hind legs and do some work and
which proves that Government ought to bring St. Vincent into this glorious posi-
look over the fact that if they are going tion that they have all been preaching
to a'-cept and given a small subsidy, you next door in the market.
must see that our rates remain the same Finally I am sorry I was not in time
and not to be dashed sky high because to move my motion, but I will hand it
you have given a small subsidy to reach to the clerk who will receive it, so that
up and charge the people a particular it will be ready for the next discussion
price. I am telling the Minister that it at the next meeting.
is his responsibility. He cannot allow I wish you Gentlemen a very good
Heads of Departments to make decision year of hard work and happiness. Thank
when the Minister had a policy to carry you.
out. HON. E. S. CAMPBELL': Mr. President,
Fourthly, I am asking this Govern- Honourable Gentlemen, as I listened to
ment to see that the estimate be presen- the last speaker, I remembered in 1948
ted before this House before the end of when I wrote my Higher School Certifi-
January, so that we can get on with cate Examination and there was a ques-
work here, not being knocked about until tion on the General Paper which asked
the end of the year when we have work us to Comment on the most urgent
to be done before the end of the year. economic need of the territory in which
If it is the work of Government they you reside." And I took as the subject
will have the estimate here before the the need for an airfield. I remember
end'of the year before this House. And getting my facts from a book compiled
I hope the Minister will take action to by the then Government Secretary, Mr.
see that work on the airfield be put in C. Bernard Gibbs, and I used his facts
progress, make developments on the to forward my comments. Well seeing
Deep Water Scheme, start the 1957/1958 that it was. in 1951 that the last speaker
School Building Programme, that the got his seat on the Council, since then he
Minister for Social Services will get on has either been tangling or untangling
building, his rural dispensaries and the web that has been weaved about the
elinies. And as the Minister for Trade problem of, an airport in St. Vincent.
and Production is not here I cannot tell He has had six years to do that, and I
him what I would like to tell him, I have only had three months; and if he
would wait until he comes. I will not has had six years to build, I have had
attack the Honourable Minister when only three months to unbuild, and then
bf is not here, because it is unfair, I will start over building again. I speak this
allow the Minister to be here; because I way as he was Minister for Communica-
think as Chief Minister be is not fulfill- tions and Works in the last Government.
ing the role he should fulfil as Chief The question of a Deep Water Quay
Minister of Covernmient. He is loosing is one that is also ten years old, and all
grounds. Yes, he is losing grounds the problems he has mentioned his Gov-
in the fight-the fibzht he has put up in eminent has had six full years going into
this house; and if he sits down and them and has made no grounds; now he
wait until a fixed time you will not pick wants us to make grounds in this short
stride at the rate you are goi:g. Here and astronomic time. However, we are
you are goinc, right back to the old doing our best. We are fighting the
system where Heads of departments run fight with all our energy, and that is
the whole affair and the Ministers be- the only way to accomplish what we
come white elephants. I am asking the -have set out to accomplish.
Ministers of this Government to get on Now in his comments in the answering








of the question that was asked, he care-
fully disregarded the $10,000 that was
spent on road works in the Southern
Grenadines in 1957 as compared with
$4,000 which was spent in 1956. He
had also forgotten that since the question
was answered it had been, discovered
that the Southern Grenadines had spent
$12,000 on roads, $2,000 has not yet been
covered. He speaks about $200. That
$200 was only additional to further sup-
plement the $8,000 spent on road work
in the Southern Grenadines. He speaks
about the release of certain sums of
money for the mainland of St. Vincent.
I do not know of any context neither in
my instructions to the Public Works
Department nor reporting from the press
where it says that the money released
fQr the roads must be spent on the main-
land. We agree that the money released
was to be spent in St. Vincent and the
Grenadines are regarded as part and
parcel of St. Vincent. No instruction
was given to the Superintendent of
Works to say in which area what must
be spent. That was left entirely to him;
and he spent it, I suppose, with due con-
sideration of the people in the area. The
Honourable Member disregards all these
matters and tries to misrepresent every-
thing when he comes to the Council.
The Honourable Member took great
pleasure in doing so. But I know full
well that he is playing a game. How
well he plays it, the other Members of
the House may be able to judge.
I would like to take this opportunity
of making a few remarks concerning my
recent tour to the Mother Country. This
tour followed the lines of the 1957 Dele-
gation and I thought of mentioning....
By the way, as I remember, the last
speaker made a few remarks asking for
the budget to be presented before the
end of January. I remember in 1956
when no money was provided for the
Colony of St. Vincent until late in Sep-
tember, the Colony went on, work was
carried on, but still there was no proper


provision made by the Finance Com-
mittee of this Colony until December,
1956, so I do not see his case or his ob-
ject in asking us to rush through matters
and present a budget to this House
before the 31st January. We will take
our time and line out our work complete
so that when we present our budget he
will have no loopholes through which he
can jump at us, jump at our necks. I
think that is what the Honourable Mem-
ber would like to do. Anyhow the
Honourable Minister for Trade and Pro-
duction and I had gone to the United.
Kingdom along with the Honourable
Financial Secretary to discuss the 1958
budget of this Colony. I could mention
that our talks in London have been very
good by our standards. I hope that
when the time comes for them to be put
to this House, you will all be satisfied;
But if I can use our own standards our
talks were very good.
I had the chance in London to go
around and see many West Indians, both
students and residents. Among the
things that I noticed most is the condi-
tion under which they work and the con-
dition under which they live. I can
safely say that nearly all the West
Indians up there are fairly satisfied with
their work and the wages they get for
their work. But one of the problems
they have to contend with is the amount
of living space they are allowed. The
amount of living space is very small
compared with what we are accustomed
to living in the tropics. We live in big
spacious houses, but most West Indians
live in a single room, and for that they
pay far more .than we pay for a whole
house down here. The average West
Indian pays'3 per week for a single
room, and in that room he has to carry
on all his life-all his business in that
single room-and that is a question that
I believe the Federal Government will
have to take up when that comes into
being-the question of providing proper
living space for West, Indian immi.








grants in the United Kingdom. I will
add one remark here that most of land-
owners and landlords of the houses that
I have visited were not Englishmen nor
continentals but they were West Indians
and Africans. There were Jamaicans
who went up chiefly to exploit the other
West Indians who came after them.
They bought properties and then rented
them by rooms at 3 per week. I came
upon three Jamaican Landlords and
two African landlords with West
Indians as tenants.
Be that as it may, the West Indians in
England have realized the value of time,
and they are making use of their time
properly. From what I have seen they
are very progressive. I have not seen
a single Vincentian who did not have a
television set, and that is one good.thing
in their favour. Most of them study,
and if they ever come back to the West
Indies they will have something to teach
the other West Indians.
After leaving London, I had a short
time in Montreal-two hours, and came
in contact with the West Indian Trade
Commissioner there; and in discussing
the problems of West Indians in Canada,
he was definitely hopeful about the
domestic servants that were sent from
the smaller islands. They were properly
trained, they did their work well, and
they were paid wages higher than fac-
tory workers. He said that the bigger
islands had fallen short-they were not
measuring up to the people who had
been trained and sent from the smaller
islands. And West Indians are judged
not from the people of the smaller
islands but from the people of the larg-
er islands. : The Vincentians are happy
he said, but he asked me one thing when
the domestic servants are being sent td
Canada they are sent with British table
habits, British table manners, not
Canadian, and Canadians are more
American than British; so-he suggests
that in training these servants they
should get somebody who has lived in


Canada for some time to teach them
Canadian habits and table setting.
I had a short time in Brooklyn where
I had an opportunity to visit my family.
I had a chance of visiting the British
Consul General's office in New York
and had a talk with him on matters of
trade. I also had an opportunity to
have a chat with Mr. Muller the pur-
chaser of our arrowroot. I cannot say
that I have gained much from having
that talk, as Mr. Muller's only intention
is to get our arrowroot at the smallest
figure. That is all he is concerned with,
and everything he said only amounted
to "I cannot pay more for St. Vincent
arrowroot." However we decided that
the Financial Secretary will go into the
problem and we did not want to inter-
fere with any plans he might have had,
From there I went on to Trinidad,
and thence home to St. Vincent. But
my impression of the visit on the whole
is that we in St. Vincent do not really
know the value of time. We are accus-
tomed to make an appointment and we
will arrive 15 minutes late. But what
I noticed taking as example the under-
ground trains of London, they are al-
ways on the dot, and in 15 minutes they
can take .you as many miles as the whole
length of St. Vincent, the time that you
take here to get through one door. If
we bear this in mind even in our Gov-
?rnmental matters we will get very far,
not as the Member for the Grenadines
expects us to, but with due regard for
the shortcomings and oversightedness
which will result from overhasty decis-
ions, we can make more use of our time.
IHON. MRs. IvY JOSHUA: Mr. Presi-
dent, Honourable Members, .1 listened
to the remarks of the Member for the
Grenadines. He has some fear in him.
In the year 1954 when the Minister for
Trade and Production asked for amen-
ities for -his constituency the Member
for the Grenadines said "When you
learn to behave yourself you will be able
to get amenities for your constituency".








Mr. President, Honourable Members, it
is unfair today for the Member for the
Grenadines to get at the Minister for
Trade and Production's heels when he
was unable to render a proper account
for the uplif.tment of St. Vincent. Mr.
President, Honourable Members of this
Honourable House, the Minister for
Trade and Production will do all that
lies in his power for his country and the
upliftment of the people in his country.
Let us leave that aside.
Mr. PRESIDENT, Honourable Members
of this Honourable House, it is only two
days since I returned from Trinidad
where I attended the welcome ceremony
of the new Governor-General of our
nation. The convening of this ceremony
was truly a great day for the West
Indies, and it is quite thrilling to note
that the people of Trinidad showed great
enthusiasm over the whole affair. The
streets were nicely decorated with flags
for the welcome of the Governor-Gen-
eral. Then they welcomed Lord Hailes
and Lady Hailes in the swearing in cere-
mony. It was a grand sight. I saw the
enthusiasm of the people of Trinidad
displayed at the swearing in of Lord
Hailes, and, my people as I am saying
this, Mr. President, Honourable Mem-
bers, if we as a people in St. Vincent
take a step in the right direction on this
great.occasion when our G6vernor-Gen-
eral enters here on the 4th of February,
it shall be renowned all over the world.

HON. FINANCIAL SECRETARY: Mr.
President, Honourable Members, I
would like to refer to that portion
of the speech by the Minister of Com-
munications and Works in which he
deals with the visit of the Minister of
Trade and Production and himself to
New York on their way back from Lon-
don. I am afraid I cannot go all the
way with him in his observations on the
marketing of starch in the U.S.A. I did
visit Morningstar, Nicol and Company
on my way back from London a few


days later and discussed the arrowroot
starch position with Mr. Muller in very
general terms. It is true that generally
speaking, a good businessman buys as
cheaply as he can and sells at as high
a price as he can get, but there are many
exceptions to this rule. It is, for exam-
ple, sometimes a matter of good business
to pay a little more than is strictly neces-
sary in crder to preserve good business
relations and also to encourage produc-
tion. Sentiment also comes into it, at
times and even the most hard-boiled of
businessmen will relax occasionally, and
we all know of Mr. Muller's attachment
to St. Vincent and of his benefactions
down the years, the most recent being
a substantial contribution towards the
re-painting of the Colonial Hospital.
I feel sure, therefore, that when the
negotiations over the 1957/58 arrowroot
crop take place, and this will .be very
shortly, the Arrowroot Board will be
able to reach a fair agreement with Mr.
Muller a nd this will take into account
the many factors involved, including the
severe competition which arrowroot has
to face from other starches.
HON. S. E. SLATER: Mr. President,
Honourable Members, I heard the Mem-
ber for the Grenadines mention about
the airport, and of course I believe that
the airport was one of his babies because
he went out on several occasions to hold
discussions about this airport. But one
thing I would like to mention is that I
have had discussions with several of the
experts coming here to survey that site.
I am afraid according to what I heard
that as soon as the B.W.I.A. come here
the first time they will refuse coming
back again. That is why I am raising it
now; we have other sites in St. Vincent
and I believe that it is possible to start
building the airport somewhere else. I
think if we are going into Federation
now we should have an airport or inter-
national airport so that large planes
can fly to St. Vincent. I have seen the
Diamond Airport going along these lines








and was thought quite fit but after
spending quite a lot of money, it was
wasted. I am hoping that this site now
being thought of will not serve that
same purpose because we can ill afford
to loose any, seeing that we are trying
hard now to make ourselves into a
nation like other countries of the world
so that I am leaving a warning so that
further investigation can be gone into
about that site. Thank you.

Mr. PRESIDENT: If no other Honour-
able Member wishes to speak on the Ad-
journment, I would like to make one or
two remarks myself. First of all, I
have got an opportunity which is denied
the Minister for Communiceations and
Works of speaking after the Honourable
Member for North Leeward, and I am
sure the Honourable Minister would
wish me just to say a little more about
the Airport since the Honourable Mem-
ber has raised the question again. The
St. Vincent Government are fully aware
of all the difficulties of the problem and
of the long history of it. I think the
Honourable Member once again is living
in the (louds the clouds of the
Soufriere-when he says "Lets have a
large airport for the International Air-
ways". Where are we going to put it.
The answer seems to be at the moment
that Arnos Vale is the best site in St.
Vincent. It is not a perfect site-no
one thinks it is-but it appears to be the
best site; and if we go on shilly-shally-
ing saying let's stop and think again,
perhaps we can wash the Soufriere into
the sea and we can make a large sea
plane base there; or let's stop and think
again, perhaps if we bhulldose the golf
course into the Carenage we might be
able to get a decent site there. We will
go on like this for years. Let us take
the best we can and do the best we can.
As the Minister knows, he and the
Director of Civil Aviation of Leeward
Islands and Windward Islands who has
had great experience in the construction


of Airfields, together drew up a detailed
Scheme of construction which was
passed by Executive Council and has
already been submitted to the Secretary
of State for consideration. Recently,
a one day visit was paid here by the
newly appointed head of the Communi-
cations Department of the Colonial
Office. The Minister unfortunately was
absent, but the other Elected Members
of the Executive Council were here and
they held discussion with him. I took
him over the Arnos Vale site, took him
above the Arnos Vale site, he was also
flown into the Arnos Vale site; and I
also took him and showed him the
Diamond site; so in any discussion in
the Colonial Office in the future he will
be fully briefed as to what the situation
is. I think I should add that in draw-
ing up the scheme for the Arnos Vale
construction, we did consider that we
should not commit ourselves at any step.
We should not say "Right!-we will
go in now from the start and build the
whole thing, then advise the B.W.I.A. to
come in." We would try and work by
stages, so that if at any point some
miraculous new invention is produced-
some miraculous new aeroplane is sud-
denly brought in which works by rocket
firing or sputnik energy, and we do not
need to spend all this money on this
very long strip, then it will be possible
to do so. We would work by stages and
not permit all our money to be spent
until each stage is finished and we go on
to the next. As far as B.W.I.A. is con-
cerned, Mr. Sheffield, the gentleman I
referred to as Head of the Communica-
tions Department, Colonial Office, was
particularly, after he had discussion
with His Excellency the Governor, going
to tackle B.W.I.A. and make quite sure
they understood what they were com-
mitted to. And as the Minister knows
that there is on the file a telegram signed
by Mr. Kelshall the Chief Pilot of
B.W.I.A., saying that B.W.I.A. will
operate at Arnos Vale under the condi-








tions specified, and we are fulfilling all
their conditions.
To pass on.from the question of the
Airfield, I know that the House is in-
terested in the question of the Governor-
General's visit and the programme for
that. I have only just had the Gov-
ernor-General's assent to the details
which were sent up after discussion with
Mr. Joshua and the Executive Council
to His Excellency the Governor, and I
hope that the programme as assented to
will not be changed as a result of this
postponement. I imagine it will not. I
cannot give full details at this moment
because they depend on discussions with
certain public bodies and their assent
to them, but I will proceed with the pre-
liminary discussions even before I know
the final date of the visit.
Roughly the programme is that His
Excellency the Governor-General will
arrive on the war-ship and will disem-
bark at 10 o'clock. in the morning. By
that time His Excellency the Governor
will already have arrived by air from
St. Lucia, and he and I will welcome
Loid Hailes and Lady Hailes at the
Police Jetty. The Governor-General
will then be received by a Guard of Hon-
our and inspect it. He will then be in-
troduced to Members of Council and cer-
tain notables of the island, and he will
then proceed in procession to Govern-
ment House where it is intended he will
stay. the night. According to present
arrangements, at 11.15 he will drive
down in procession from Government
House to Victoria Park where there will
be a rally at which representatives of
various organizations such as the Boy
Scouts, Girl Guides, Auxiliary Police
and so on will be represented. His Excel-
lency the Governor-General will be pre,
sented to certain other notables, and an
address of welcome will be delivered by
St. Vincent representative on the
Governor-General Advisory Council, in
other words, the Minister for Trade and
Production. I am hoping that the new


Chairman for the Kingstown Town
Board will accept an invitation to speak
also on that occasion. And to these
speeches the Governor-General will
reply. The Governor-General will then
meet several more of the notables of the
island and proceed back to Government
House. In the afternoon it is proposed
that he will visit the Windward part
of the island and take opportunities
informally of meeting certain citizens
of St. Vincent in various parts. That
evening at Government House the Gov-
ernor will give a dinner party to which
Lord Hailes will be present and other
members of the community. The
following day it is proposed that the
Governor-General and Lady Hailes
should visit the Leeward part of the
island, again to see the sights and have
informal opportunities of chatting with
various citizens. I am endeavouring to
arrange that he will go as far as Chateau-
belair and will embark there for return
by sea to Kingstown, so that he may
have an opportunity of seeing the lovely
views of our coast. That evening His
Excellency the Governor will give a
cocktail party at Government House_ at
which the Governor-General and Lady
Hailes will be present, and an increased
number of the community will be given
an opportunity to meet the Governor-
General and his Lady. That evening,
later, the Governor-General will embark
on the 'H.M.S. Troubridge' and sail
away.
As I say these are only Provisional
arrangements because I do not know
whether the full -forty-eight hours will
still be allotted, and because they do
require further consultation with mem-
bers of Town Boards and such associa-
tions as Boy Scouts Association, but it is
the rough programme we have in mind
for the moment.

The House stands adjourned.

Adjourned at 11.15 a.m.




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