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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE

Qlnbli.9hed bn 1 uthorilu.


VOL. 91.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 1 APRIL, 1958. [No. 18.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.


No. 162.
DEPARTURE OF ADMINISTRATOR.

His Honour A. F. GILES, M.B.E., Administrator, St. Vincent, left the
Colony at noon to-day for Grenada for discussions with Iis Excellency
the Governor.
1st April, 1958.
(A. 49/1949.)


No. 163.
ACTING ADMINISTRATOR.

Consequent on the departure of His Honour the Administrator, Mr. A. F.
GILES, M.B.E., to Grenada, the Honourable C. V. D. HADLEY, Acting Assistant
Administrator and Establishment Officer, to-day took the prescribed Oaths of
Office and assumed the Administration of the Government of St. Vincent.
1st April, 1958.
(A. 49/1949.)


No. 164.
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETING.

It is notified for general information that there will be a meeting of the
Legislative Council at the Council Chamber, Kingstown, on Thursday,
3rd April, 1958, at 10.00 a.m.
A cordial invitation to attend is extended to the General Public.
25th March, 1958.


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120 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 1 APRIL, 1958.-(No. 18.)


No. 165.
PRESS RELEASE.

Trinidad and Tobago went to the
polls Tuesday 25th to elect 10 of
the 45 representatives in the Federal
Legislature of The West Indies. The
major Parties-the People's National
Movement, the Democratic Labour
Party, and the Butler Party, nominated
21 persons for the 10 seats, and the two
Independents made a total of 23 candi-
dates. Voting was quiet and orderly
throughout the day. Following are the
successful candidates:-
RONALD WILLIAMS
DONALD PIERRE
W. ANDREW ROSE
ALBERT GOMNES
VICTOR BRYAN
PAT MATHURA
RoY A. JOSEPH
M. H. SHAH
ASHFORD SINANAN
A. N. R. ROBINSON.
The report from Jamaica showed that
the Parties were locked in a keen con-
test.
1st April, 1958.


No. 166.


APPOINTMENT.


Miss IRAENE MOE has been appointed
Private Secretary to His Excellency the
Governor as from 16th March, 1958.
1st April, 1958.
(A. 29/1948.)


No. 167.
RESIGNATION.

MARRIAGE OFFICER AND OFFICIAL
ATTESTOR.

The Reverend ROBERT R. LOMAX as a
Marriage Officer and Official Attestor,
with effect from 18th March, 1958.
1st April, 1958.
(J. 22/1951.)
(A. 5/1948.)

No. 168.

VISITORS TO GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS.

The Reverend ROBERT R. LOMAX, as a
Visitor to the Stubbs and Calder Gov-
ernment Schools with effect from 18th
March, 1958.
1st April, 1958.
(E. 39/1918.)


No. 169.
VACANT POSTS.

MARKETINXG OFFICER, ST. VINCENT.

Applications are invited for the post
of Marketing Officer, St. Vincent.
SALARY:
The salary of the post which is non-
pensionable is in the scale $4,080 x
$120--4,800 per annum. The ap-
pointment will be on a contractual
basis for a period of two years in the
first instance.
DUTIES:


The


duties of the post are:


(i) to perform all duties in connec-
tion with the purchasing, grad-
ing, storage, packaging, ship-
ment and sale of a wide range
of agricultural commodities;
(ii) to supervise the accounting,
clerical and field staff which will
be employed in the Marketing
Organisation;
(iii) to carry out such other duties
which may be assigned to him
from time to time.
QUALIFICA TIONS:
The applicant must have a good
general education and should possess
one or a combination of the following
qualifications:-
(a) General business experience.
(b) Accounting experience.
(c) Experience or training in the
Marketing of Agricultural pro-
duce with particular emphasis
on ground provisions.
A good general knowledge of agri-
culture will be advantageous.
Further particulars regarding the
appointment may be obtained from the
Chief Secretary, Windward Islands,
Grenada, to whom applications should
be addressed to reach him not later than
the 15th April, 1958.
1st April, 1958.

No. 170.
AGRICULTURAL OFFICER (EXTENSION)
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
ST. VINCENT.

Applications are invited for the post
of Agricultural Officer (Extension),
Department of Agriculture, St. Vincent.
SALARY:
The salary of the post, which is
pensionable, is in the scale $3,360 x
$120-$4,320, plus a pay addition of
20% of salary. The appointment will














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 1 APRIL, 1958.-(No. 18.)


be on a contractual basis or on
secondment, for a period of 2 years in
the first instance. The pension rights
of any pensionable seconded officer
will be preserved.
DUTIES:
The duties of the officer will be
those assigned to him by the Superin-
tendent of Agriculture to whom he
will be directly responsible. Such
duties will include the direction of
Agricultural Extension and Soil Con-
servation programmes, as well as gen-
eral work of an administrative nature.
QUALIFICATIONS:
The minimum qualification re-
quired is the Diploma of the Imperial
College of Tropical Agriculture or an
equivalent degree, with experience in
Tropical Agriculture. General admin-
istrative experience and knowledge of
extension work would be advanta-
geous.
Further particulars regarding the ap-
pointment may be obtained from the
Chief Secretary, Windward Islands,
Grenada, to whom applications should
be addressed to reach him not later
than the 30th April, 1958.
1st April, 1958.

No. 171.
GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS DEPARTMENT,
BRITISH GUIANA.

DRAWING OFFICE SUPERVISOR.

Applications are invited for appoint-
ment as Drawing Office Supervisor,
Geological Surveys Department, with
salary on the scale $3,696-$4,560 per
annum-non-pensionable ; commencing
salary commensurate with qualifications
and/or experience; appointment on con-
tract for three years renewable by
mutual consent would be allowed on re-
quest. If appointment is on contract,
gratuity at the rate of 221/7% of basic
salary will be paid in respect of each
completed period of three months' resi-
dent service.
2. Duties: To re-organise the draw-
ing office on modern lines, advise on new
equipment, instruct junior staff in the
compilation and laying out of topogra-
phic maps and the preparation of geo-
logical maps and drawings for publica-
tion, and prepare a physiographic map
of British Guiana; and to perform such
other duties as may be assigned by the
Head of the Department or other duly
authorized officer.
3. Qualifications: A good general
education, with either a School Certifi-


cate with four credits of which one must
be English Language, or the General
Certificate of Education with passes in
five subjects, including English Lan-
guage. Candidates should have consid-
erable experience preferably in a geolo-
gical drawing office, and should be
familiar with simple methods of prepar-
ing maps from aerial photographs.
4. Medical fitness: The successful
candidate, if not already holding a pen-
sionable post in the Public Service, will
be required to pass a medical examina-
tion for admission thereto.
5. Leave: General Orders and exist-
ing regulations on the subject provide
for five days' leave for each completed
month of resident service up to a maxi-
mum of six months. A minimum tour
of service is two years.
6. General Information: Appoint-
ment will be subject to Colonial Regu-
lations, General Orders, Stores Regula-
tions, Financial Regulations, and other
local regulations in force from time to
time in so far as they are applicable.
Passages to British Guiana for himself,
his wife and children (if any), not ex-
ceeding five persons in all, provided
they either accompany him to British
Guiana or join him there within twelve
months of his departure for the Colony:
(Children to be under 18 years of age,
unmarried and dependent on the officer)
would be provided on appointment and
on the satisfactory completion of the
period of service if on contract.
7. Applications stating name in full,
date and year of birth, educational
qualifications and experience, and ac-
companied by at least two recent testi-
monials should be addressed to the
Chief Establishment Officer, Public
Buildings, Georgetown, British Guiana,
to reach him not later than 14th April,
1958. Applications received after this
date will not be considered.
1st April, 1958.

No. 172.
PENSIONABLE POST OF CROWN LANDS
BAILIFF.

Salary scale $624 x $3--$768 x $72-
$1,416 per annum plus 20% pensionable
pay addition. Travelling in accordance
with local regulations. Apply giving
full particulars, qualifications and expe-
rience, and attaching two testimonials,
not later than 30th April, 1958, to the
Assistant Administrator and Establish-
ment Officer, Government Office, from
whom further information concerning
duties etc., available on request.
1st April, 1958.
(C.L. 1/1918.)














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 1 APRIL, 1958.-(No. 18.)


No. 173.
PERMANENT SE:'RETARY, MINISTRY OF
TRADE AND INDUSTRY,
BRITISH GUIANA.

Applications are invited for appoint-
ment as Permanent Secretary to the
Ministry of Trade and Industry, with
salary at $7,680 (B.W.I.) a year. The
post is pensionable, but appointment on
contract will b? made in the case of a
candidate over the age of 40 years who
is not already in Public Service. If ap-
pointment is on contract, a gratuity at
the rate of 221,3'c of basic salary for
each completed period of 3 months resi-
dent service will be paid.
2. The Ministry of Trade and Indus-
try deals with the subjects of Overseas
Agreements on Trade, the promotion of
Industry and Commerce, the Co-opera-
tive Movement, Industrial Investiga-
tions and Research and Trade Enquiries.
The Minister is responsible for the Gov-
ernment Departments of Supplies and
Prices, Import and Export Control and
Co-operative Development.
3. The Permanent Secretary is ad-
ministrative head of the Ministry and a
principal adviser to the Minister. A high
level of administrative and economic
ability is required. Academic qualifica-
tions are desirable but not essential.
4. Applications stating name in full,
date and year of birth, qualifications
and experience and accompanied by at
least two recent testimonials should be
addressed to the Chief Establishment
Officer, Public Buildings, Georgetown,
for delivery not later than 22nd April,
1958. Candidates already in Public
Service should submit their applications
through their Governments. Applica-
tions received after this date will not be
considered. Testimonials are not re-
quired for applicants already in Public
Service.
5. Further information obtainable
on application to the Chief Establish-
ment Officer.
1st April, 1958.

No. 142.
FOREST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE.

Non-pensionable post with salary
scale $528 x $24-$768 plus 20%.
Apply to Superintendent of Agricul-
ture from whom further particulars
obtainable, by April 4th, stating educa-
tional and other qualifications.
18th March, 1958.
(C.L. 1/1949.)


No. 158.
EASTERN CARIBBEAN FARM INSTITUTE,
TRINIDAD, B.W.I.

PRINCIPAL.

Applications are invited for the post
of PRINCIPAL of the Eastern Carib-
bean Farm Institute, which is main-
tained by thirteen Governments in the
region to train the subordinate staffs
of Departments of Agriculture and
others in the practice and theory of
agriculture at sub-University level. The
Principal is a member of the Governing
Body and the administrative and
academic head of the Institute, charged
with full responsibility for the training
of sixty-four students (male) in resi-
dence, at present, for a period of
twenty-one months: he has wide scope
for initiative in proposing develop-
ments in this relatively new institution.
The 150 acre mixed farm has been
established over the last five years as a
self-supporting teaching unit and has a
balance of money available to extend
practical teaching facilities.
The post is pensionable for personal
and Widows' and Orphans' benefits
under the Overseas Superannuation
Scheme administered by the Crown
Agents for Oversea Governments and
Administrations, to which the Principal,
if eligible for membership, contributes
approximately 4% of basic salary, and
the Institute 22% : if he is ineligible, an
allowance is paid in lieu of pension
rights.
The salary offered, subject to consid-
eration for upward revision in accord-
ance with any recommendations which
may be made for the Trinidad Govern-
ment salary to which it is linked, is
1,450 (basic) plus 200 per annum
non-pensionable duty allowance, 50 per
annum entertainment allowance, and
mileage allowance for all official travel-
ling.
Comfortable self-contained furnished
quarters are provided at 8% of salary
subject to a maximum of 10. 8. 4.
per month plus 5% per annum of the
value of furniture supplied. Free ap-
proved passages for the Principal and
his wife and children under the age of
18 years who are dependent upon him
up to a maximum of five persons in all
from his place of domicile or recruit-
ment will be granted on appointment.
Vacation leave at the rate of 45 days
for each full year of service, with ap-
proved leave passages to a maximum
of three full fares, if applicable, to
place of normal domicile, are allowed
after every two and a half years' resi-
dential service.













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 1 APRIL, 1958.-(No. 18.) 123


Applications giving full details of No. 157.
qualifications and experience, together BANK HOLIDAYS.
with the names and addresses of three
persons to whom reference may be made, Under the Bank Holidays Ordinance,
should be addressed to the Senior Assist- Friday, the 4th April (Good Friday),
ant Secretary, Department of Agricul- and Monday the 7th April (Easter
ture, Whitehall, Maraval, Trinidad, Monday), being Bank Holidays, all
(who is acting on behalf of the Govern- Public Offices will be closed on those
ing Body) to reach him not later than days.
3rd June, 1958. 25th March, 1958.
25th March, 1958. By Command,
By Command,


No. 174.
LEGISLATION.

The Right Honourable the Secretary
of State for the Colonies has notified
that Her Majesty the QUEEN will not
be advised to exercise her power of dis-
allowance in respect of the following
Ordinances of this Government:-
No. 22 of 1957.-An Ordinance
further to amend the Slum Clear-
ance and Housing Ordinance, 1946.
(F. 7/1956).

No. 1 of 1958.-An Ordinance further
to amend the" Deportation (British
Subjects) Ordinance, 1951.
(C. 21/1941.)

No. 2 of 1958.-An Ordinance further
to amend the Immigration (Restric-
tion) Ordinance, 1939.
(C. 21/1941.)
1st April, 1958.

No. 175.
The undermentioned Ordinance which
has been assented to by His Excellency
the Governor is published with this
issue of the Gazette:-
No. 9 of 1958.-An Ordinance to pro-
vide for the service of the Colony
for the year ending the thirty-first
day of December One Thousand
Nine Hundred and Fifty-eight.
1st April, 1958.

No. 176.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.

The Saint Vincent (Legislative Coun-
cil) (Amendment) Order in Council,
1957, is published with this issue of the
(Gazette.
1st April, 1958.

No. 177.
The Administration Report of the
Public Works, etc., Department for the
year ended 31st December, 1957 is pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette.
1st April, 1958.


G. LISLE FRASER,
Acting Government Secretary,
GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
1st April, 1958.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

SUPREME COURT NOTICE.

NOTICE is hereby given that a
Sitting of the Supreme Court of the
Windward Islands and Leeward
Islands in its CRIMINAL JURISDIC-
TION will be held at the Court House
in Kingstown on TUESDAY the 8th
day of April, 1958, at 10.00 o'clock in
the forenoon.
All parties concerned, also such per-
sons as are bound over by recognizance
to prosecute or give evidence, or sum-
moned as Jurors or witnesses are com-
manded to give their personal atten-
dance.
C. 0. R. PHILLIPS,
Registrar Supreme Court.
Registrar's Office,
Kingstown,
20th March, 1958.


NOTICE.

The Veterinary Officer, Dr. EDWARD
ARTHUR, arrived in St. Vincent on Tues-
day, 25th March.
Exportation of animals to Trinidad
will commence from Saturday, 5th
April, 1958.
Examination of these animals will be
done by the Veterinary Officer at the
usual compound near the Head Office
of the Agricultural Department during
the morning between 10 a.m. and 12
noon.
HUGH S. McCONNIE,
Superintendent of Agriculture.

Agricultural Department,
St. Vincent, B.W.I.
27th March, 1958.























SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 1 APRIL, 1958.-(No. 18.)


POST OFFICE NOTICE. lighting of Vehicles shall be between th,
hours of 6.30 p.m. and 5.30 a.m.
Due to repairs being effected to M.V.
"Madinina tle Urenadines Service C. M. ROBERTS,
will be carried on by M.V. "Lady Jean" Acting Chief of Police.
from the 7th to 29th April as follows:-
Leave Kingstown for Grenadines Police Ieadquarters,
Monday mornings return Tuesday 1st April, 1958.
evenings.
Leave Kingstown for Grenadines Fri-
day morning. return Saturday even- WATER NOTICE.


P. D. O'N. CRICHTON,
Colonial Postmaster.
1st April, 1958.

FEDERAL COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS

A new issue of stamps to commemo-
rate the inauguration of the Federal
Legislature in Trinidad will be re-
leased for sale at the General Post
Office, Kingstown, and at all District
Post Offices on Tuesday 22nd April,
1958. The issue will comprise 3 values
only: 3 cents, 6 cents, and 12 cents.

P. D. O'N. CRICITON,
Colonial Postmaster.

25th February, 1958.


POLICE NCT;CE.

In accordance with section 2 of the
Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Regu-
lations 1940, it is hereby notified to;
general information that until further
notice in the Gazette the period fobr thl_


The Public is hereby reminded that
within recent months there has been a
shortage of water which has been
intensified by drought.
2. All persons are therefore re-
quested to exercise the greatest caution
in the use of water so as to conserve
whatever is available.
3. It has come to the notice of the
Public Works Department that persons
are using water from the Distribution
System for commercial irrigation pur-
poses. This is a contravention of the
Water Ordinance and legal action will
be taken against offenders.
4. The use of garden hoses is pro-
hibited until further notice.
5. At standpipes, the practices of
watering animals, washing clothes, bath-
ing and allowing the standpipes to run
after receptacles for collection of water
are full, are all offences punishable un-
der the Water Ordinance.
6. The public is therefore requested
to cooperate with the Department in its
efforts to minimise the waste of water
during this period of shortage.
R. G. SMITII,
Superintendent of Works.
1st March, 1958.


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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

1957 No. 1745
CARIBBEAN AND NORTH ATLANTIC
TERRITORIES
The Saint Vincent (Legislative Council)
(Amendment) Order in Council, 1957


Made


8th October, 1957


At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 8th day of October, 1957
Present,
The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council
Her Majesty, by virtue and in exercise of Her powers under
the Saint Vincent and Grenada Constitution Act, 1876 (a), and
of all other powers enabling Her in that behalf, is pleased, by
and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is
hereby ordered, as follows:-
1.-(1) This Order may be cited as the Saint Vincent (Legis-
lative Council) (Amendment) Order in Council, 1957, and shall
be construed as one with the Saint Vincent (Legislative Council)
Orders in Council, 1951 to 1956(b).
(2) The Saint Vincent (Legislative Council) Orders in
Council, 1951 to 1956, and this Order may be cited together as
the Saint Vincent (Legislative Council) Orders in Council, 1951
to 1957.
(3) This Order shall be published in the Gazette and in
such other manner as the Governor shall think fit.
2. Section 24 of the Saint Vincent (Legislative Council)
Order in Council, 1951 (c), as amended by the Saint Vincent
(Legislative Council) (Amendment) Order in Council, 1954 (d),
is hereby amended by the addition of the following subsection
immediately after subsection (2):-
"(3) If upon any question the votes are equally divided
and the Administrator, the Deputy President or other Mem-
ber presiding does not exercise his casting vote, the motion
shall be lost."
W. G. AGNEW.
EXPLANATORY NOTE
(This Note is not part of the Order, but is intended to indicate
its general purport.)
This Order provides that where the votes are equally divided
a motion in the Legislative Council shall be lost if the Adminis-
trator or other Member presiding does not exercise his casting
vote.


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Short title and
construction.








Amendment of
section 24 of
the Saint
Vincent
(Legislative
Council) Order
in Council, 1951.


(a) 39 & 40 Vict. c. 47.
(b) S.I. 1951/1394, 1953/401, 1954/1039, 1955/1817, 1956/1582
(1251 II, p. 1384; 1953 II, p. 1925; 1954 II, p. 2001; 1955 II,
p. 2383).
(c) S.I. 1951/1394 (1951 II, p. 1384).
(d) S.I. 1954/1039 (1954 II, p. 2001).




















PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT,
KINGSTOWN,
ST. VINCENT,
THE WEST INDIES,
31st January, 1958.

Sir,
I have the honour to present the report on the working of the Public Works,
etc., Department for the year ended 31st December, 1957.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient servant,

R. G. SMITH,
Superintendent of Works.


His Honour the Administrator,
St. Vincent, B.W.I.

There have been no staff changes during the year.

Despite the increased building projects and also the full swing operation of
the C.D.W. roads building programme the permanent staff of the Department
(with the exception of the addition of a Road Engineer and a Water Engineer)
remained the same as the previous year and comprised the following:-

CENTRAL OFFICE.
(1) Superintendent of Works ...... ...... .... ...... 1
(2) Office Superintendent ...... ...... ..... ...... 1
(3) Clerical Staff .... .. ............ 7
Total Emoluments ...... ...... ...... $17,670

STORE AND TRANSPORT DIVISION.


Transport Officer
Storekeeper
Assistant Storekeeper
Storeroom Porter
Total Emoluments


ESTIMATING AND DRAWING OFFICE.
(8) Chief Draughtsman and Estimator
(9) Draughtsman.......
(10) Assistant Draughtsman ............
Total Emoluments ..........

-WORKS DIVISION.


(11) Assistant Superintendent
(12) Building Construction Foreman
(13) Foreman Carpenter and Instructor
Total Emoluments


ROADS DIVISION.
Road Engineer ...... .....
Assistant Superintendent of Roads
Senior Road Overseers
Junior Road Overseers


1
1
1
1
$5,950


1
1
1$
$5,360


...... ...... 1
...... ...... ...... 3
1
3
1
$10,830


With the exception of the salary of the Road Engineer which is paid from
C.D.W. funds, the total emoluments of the permanent road staff totalled $13,520.

WATER DIVISION.


(18) Water Engineer
(19) Chief Water Works Mechanic
2on( 0) ityfit t4 t+


..... ... ... ...... ...... 1
...... ...... 1
1
n


e- 0, C 1. ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
The total emoluments paid from local funds totalled $10,320, the salary of the
Water Engineer being paid from C.D.W. funds.


..... .... ..... ......
..... .... ..... ......
... ...... ...... ..
..... .... ..... ......


.... ...














MECHANICAL DIVISION.
(21) Chief M echanic ..... ..... ...... ...... ...... 1
(22) Mechanic and Assistants ...... ...... ..... ...... 5
(23) Time and Tool Checker ...... ...... ...... ...... 1
(24) B lacksm ith ...... ...... ..... ...... ...... ...... 1
Total Emoluments ...... ...... ...... $11,216

TELEPHONE DIVISION.
(25) Assistant Superintendent of Telephones ...... ...... 1
(26) Chief Operator ...... ...... ...... ...... 1
(27) Operator and Assistant Operators ...... ...... ...... 16
(28) Senior Linesm an ...... ...... ..... ...... ...... 1
(29) Linesm en ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 3
(30) Chauffeur Linesman ...... ...... ...... .... ...... 1
(31) Maintenance Officer (Electrical) ...... ...... ...... 1
Total Emoluments ...... ...... ...... $18,150

SURVEY SECTION.
(32) Crown Surveyor ...... ...... ..... ...... ...... 1
(33) Assistant Surveyors ...... ...... ..... ...... ...... 4
(34) Draughtsm en ...... ...... ..... ...... ...... 2
(35) Assistant Draughtsmen ..... ... ..... ...... 2
Two of the Assistant Surveyors were paid from C.D.W. funds.

PUBLIC WORKS RECURRENT.
(WORKS.)
Expenditure in connection with the recurrent maintenance of buildings
totalled $39,125.
The amount allocated year after year for the maintenance of Pubilc Buildings
has always been insufficient. In consequence many urgent repairs have had to
be left alone with a resultant increase of cost when a decision is made to effect the
repairs.
The following projects were undertaken and completed in 1957:-


(1) Spring Police Station
(2) Extension Government Printing Office
A number of buildings were renovated and painted


cost.
$ 5,000
$14,000
at a cost of $88,000.


(WATER WORKS.)
A sum of $7,370 was allocated for the maintenance of the island's water
supply, while $10,000 was spent on replacements and' improvements of the
Central Windward Supplies.

LANDS AND SURVEYS.
Surveyors were appointed from the 1st January, two-G. E. Daisley and
W. E. Falby-as Assistant Surveyors on the Establishment and two,- C. E.
Williams and Henry Neblett-as Surveyors under Scheme D3189 Surveying and
Mapping of St. Vincent. One other surveyor-L. W. Sandy-returned from
training in Trinidad and was appointed a temporary Assistant Surveyor.
E. S. Campbell's resignation as Surveyor became effective from the 25th March.
The Cadastral Survey Scheme D3189 progressed slowly through late approval
of the Scheme and lack of transport. Difficulty. has been experienced in getting
survey equipment and work is now hampered by the need for the two theodolites
expected early in 1958.
Two of the Cadastral Survey Blocks-Villa "B" and Cane Garden-should be
completed by February 1958. Over 66 routine surveys were completed-22 for the
C.H.P.A., 21 acquisition surveys for schools, dams and road improvements, 12
Crown grant surveys, 12 topographic, unacquired school sites, tax and other
surveys.
During the year Mr. W. H. Young, a Principal Officer of the Directorate paid
the Department two visits in connection with the preparation of the new Colony
map.

COMMUNICATION.
(ROADS.)
A sum of $217,926 was spent in maintaining the roads. Although not yet up
to the desired standard, the oiled roads are in fairly good condition and the
gravelled ones have been greatly improved during the year.
$32,000 which was allocated for special road services was used for oiling steep
gradients, widening corners at Belle Isle, Coronation Club, etc., improving river
crossings, building walls and improving drainage.
















During the year the sum of $14,000 was spent on bridges. The bridges at
Adelphi and Walliabou were redecked while major repairs were effected to one at
Barrouallie.
Expenditure on other road work was as follows:-
(1) Reconstruction of drains ...... ...... ...... $5,000
(2) Construction of retaining walls ...... ..... $7,000
(3) Re-oiling Gibson's Corner (Leeward Highway) $3,000
(4) Reinstating Richmond Hill Land Settlement Roads $4,000
(5) Oiling Kingstown Park Road ...... ..... $3,000

(TELEPHONES.)
A sum of $9,840 was spent in maintaining the telephone system.
No new installations were made as the Switchboard has been overloaded for
some years now. The entire system is in very bad condition and is doubtful
Whether or not some of the rural exchanges will hold out for another year.

(AIR SERVICE.)
The Grumman aircraft continued to render valuable service connecting up
St. Vincent, Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad.
The scheme for putting down an air-strip at Arnos Vale was forwarded to the
Secretary of State Ior Approval.
Approximately 1,400 cubic yards of coral reef, which was obstructing the
oversnoot area oi the seadrome, was removed at a cost of 1,400.

DEVELOPMENT PROJECT.
The projects which were constructed from Colonial Development and Welfare
funds totalled 99,638. This sum covered work such as the extensions of Rural
Water Systems, the laying of water mains from the Vermont (Leeward) Mountain
to the Kingstown area, the reconstruction of roads and the building of schools.
Hereunder is given a brief description of the work done during the year under
review:-

(WATER SUPPLIES.)
Work in connection with the Water Supply Scheme continued throughout the
year and at the end of 1957 the financial position was as follows:
(a) Allocation for Scheme ..... .... ...... 60,000
(b) Expenditure tor 1957 .... ... .. 11,504
(c) Expenditure from May 1956 to December, 1957 16,08d
It is calculated that 27% of the work in connection with the Scheme, has been
completed.
Work in connection with the South Leeward Supply commenced on 24th
June 1957. This supply will satisfy the needs of inhabitants from the town of
Layou back to Kingstown. The amount allocated for this project is 39,100 and
it is expected to be completed toward the middle of 1958.
Extensions to the South Windward Supplies are in progress and are estimated
to cost 5,450. Up to the end of 1957 fifty per cent of the work had been
completed.
In the Park Hill South Rivers area the improvements and extension have
been completed at a cost of 1,610.
The other water extensions and improvements are expected to be completed
during the first half of 1958. They are:-
(a) Georgetown Water Supply ...... ...... ...... 2,450
(b) Chateaubelair Water Supply ...... ...... ...... 1,950
(c) Langley Park and Mt. Bentinck Supply ...... 1,800
(d) Carriere and Cane End supply ...... ...... 2,500

(HOSPITAL SCHEME.)
The sum of 25,000 has been allocated for the Hospital Development Scheme.
This scheme provides for the extension of the Male and Maternity Wards at the
Colonial Hospital, Quarters for two District Nurses, Quarters for three District
Dispensers, an Opthalmic Ward and the installation of an emergency lighting
plant. Of these the following were completed in 1957:-
(a) Extension Male and Maternity Wards ...... 12,000
(b) Quarters for one District Nurse at Paget Farm, Bequia 958
The other projects are due for completion in 1958.









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(SCHOOL BUILDINGS.)
Four Elementary Schools were erected during the year under review. They
are:-
No. of Pupils Cost
(a) Park Hill ..... .... 250 $23,000
(b) Calder ...... ...... 300 $25,265
(c) Sandy Bay ...... .. 200 $16,825
(d) Lowmans ...:.. ...... 300 $26,009
The school which is being built at Paget Farm Bequla, when completed will
accommodate 200 children and should be completed early in 1958. The cost is
$16,400.
The Kingstown Preparatory School was extended to accommodate 50 more
pupils, at a cost of $3,310.

(ROADs.)
During 1957, six miles of road were reconstructed and oiled as follows:
Farm 1 mile
New Prospect 2 /4
Spring Village 2% 3 ,
The New Prospect Road *hen completed, will provide a direct all-weather
route from Blabou to Mesopotamia, running through very rich agricultural lands.
Before the end of the year, preparations for work in connection with the
improvement of the Leeward Highway from Barrouallie to Chateaubelair was
Started. This project is estimated to cost 60,000.





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Saint Vincent Government
Gazette

v. 91 no. 18

Ordinance no. 9 of 1958




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