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Kingstown St. Vincent
Publication Date: June 17, 1958
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VOL. 91.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 17 JUNE, 1958. [No. 33.

No. 295.
It is notified for general information that His Excellency, Sir COLVILLE
M. DEVERELL, K.C.M.G., C.V.O., O.B.E., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of
the Windward Islands, left Grenada for Trinidad on 13th June, 1958 on a visit of
about five days.
During His Excellency's absence from Grenada, Mr. L. COOLS-LARTIGUE,
O.B.E., Chief Secretary, Windward Islands, has been appointed Governor's Deputy.
14th June, 1958.
(A. 2/1950. IV).
No. 296. was elected at a Bye-election held on 27th
CELEBRATION OF THE QUEEN'S May, 1958, to fill the vacancy for the.
BIRTHDAY, 1959. remainder of the present term ending
31st Dzcenber, 1059.
It is notified for general information 17th June, 1958.
that the date appointed for the observ-
ance of Her Majesty the QUEEN'S Birth- (A. 73/1947).
day in 1959, is Saturday, the 13th June.
17th June, 1958. No. 299.

No. 297.
Mrs. F. E. EUSTACE, Senior Clerk, Depart-
ment of Agrictlture, has been granted
193 days vacation leave with effect from
1st June, 1958.
17th June, 1958.
(P.F. 173.)
No. 298.
Consequent on the resignation of Mr.
A. C. G. ALLEN, M.P., from the Kings-
town Town Board, Mr. CHARLES ANDERSON

With reference to Government Notice
of 20th May, 1958, Mr. NATEANIEL ELUGH,
Merchant of Barrouallie has been elected
a member of the Barrouallie Town Beard
to fill the vacant seat caused by the
death of Mr. E. A. JOACHIM.
17th June, 1958.

No. 300.
The undermentioned Ordinances
*which have been assented to by the

3Q P. 7<9 ?
5 /,-3z

Iublished by glthoritl.

SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 17 JUNE, 1958.-(No. 33.)

Governor's Deputy are published with
this issue of the Gazette:-
No. 11 of 1958.-An Ordinance fur-
ther to amend the Registration of
Documents Ordinance, .1937.
(J. 32/1945.)

No. 12 of 1958.-An Ordinance fur-
ther to amend the Land Acquisition
Ordinance, 1946.
(J. 10/1944.)
17th June, 1958.

No. 301.

Copies of Minutes ofthe'Meeting of
the Legislative Council held on the 8th
May, 1958, which may be seen at Gov-
ernment Office, the Kingstown Library
and at all Revenue Offices, are published
with this issue of the Gazette.
17th June, 1958.

No. 302.


Countries have derived very great bene-
fit froni the scientific work of the Gar-
dens. For over a century large numbers
of living plants of economic importance
have been despatched overseas, and
whole new industries have arisen from
the pioneering work of Kew. Among
these are the rubber industry in Ceylon
and Malaya, pineapples in Australia,
West Africa and Ceylon, cinchona (quin-
ine) in: India and sisal production in
East Africa. Kew also plays an impor-
tant part in the distribution of economic
plants, in particular improved or disease
reZistant strains of bananas, cocoa and
rubber, from one Commonwealth or
Colonial Country to another by maintain-
ing and propagating them in the Quar-
antine House before sending them on
guaranteed free from disease'to their
new homes.
The principal scientific work at' Kew
at present is the production of floras of
various parts of the Commonwealth.
These works in which the species which
make up the vegetation of a given area
are systematically arranged are pro-
vided with keys which render identifica-
tion easy. At present floras of Cyprus,
East and West Tropical Africa and of
the Zambesi region are in active pre-
paration. Floras already in existence
*are those of South Africa, Australia,

India, Tropical Africal Hong Kong and
The. Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew others.
have expanded from a small garden esta- In 1959 this world famous institution
blished in 1759 by the Dowager Princess celebrates its bicentenary and it is
of Wales, Princess AUGUSTA, mother of hoped to mark this historic occasion in
King George II, to its-present position fitting fashion. For this purpose a Kew
as one of the leading botanical gardens Bicentenary fund has been started, and
in the world. lovers of Kew the world over are invited
Situated on the south bank of the to contribute so that a worthy memorial
River Thames, a little, up-river from to a great occasion may be added as a
London, the Gardens,are probably best; permanent feature of the Gardens.
known to the inhabitants of Great Subscriptions will be gratefully re-
Britain, as well as to numerous visitors ceived by the Secretary, Kew Bicenten-
from abroad, for their acres of pleasant ary Fund, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,
lawns, flowers and shrubs, and for their Richmond, Surrey, England.
peaceful air of seclusion and remoteness
from the bustle of the nearby city. The 17th June, 1958.
gardens are however also of great im-No.
portance to the economic life of the No. 303
country and indeed of the world. FOREIGN COMPENSATION (BULGA-
From its modest beginning .nearly 200 RIA) ORDER _IN COUNCIL S.I.
years ago, Kew has expanded into a No. 261 OF 1958.
scientific institution with a world-wide
reputation. In its 300 acres, four and a NOTICE.
half 'of which are under glass, are situ-
ated an enormous herbarium and a The Pilblic is hereby notified that the
superb library which, together .with vast Foreign Compensation -(Bulgaria) Or-
collections of living plants, attract der, 1958 which came into operation on
botanists and horticulturists from all the 1st day of March, 1J58 provides for
over the world. In addition, some the distribution of compensation to be
70,000 dried plants, mostly from Colonial paid by the Bulgarian; Government un-
and Commonwealth countries, are sent der the terms of the Anglo-Bulgarian
to the Gardens every year for-identifi- Agreement of the 22nd of September,
cation. This is work of fundamental 1955, relating to the Settlement of.,Fin-
importance since the correct identity,of ancial Matters (Command 9625).
the plant is essential if any investiga- The' Agreement provides for the pay-
tion or research which concerns plant ment by the Bulgarian Government to
products is to be of value. Her Majesty's Government in the
The Colonies and Commonwealth United Kingdom of the sum of 400,000


SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 17 JUNE, 1958.-(No. 33.) 199

in full and final settlement of (a) claims
by British nationals in respect of British
property, rights, and interests affected
by certain specified Bulgarian measures
of nationalisation and expropriation;
(b) claims arising out of Article 23 of the
.Treaty of Peace with Bulgaria; and Cc)
certain other claims and debts and bank
The compensation is payable by the
Bulgarian Government in instalments
over a number of years and will be dis-
tributed at suitable intervals.
The Order in Council empowers the
Foreign Compensation Commission, 1
Princes Gate, London, .S.W.7, to receive
applications to participate in the com-
pensation from individuals, corporations,
firms or associations and to determine
claims in accordance with the provisions
cf the Order.
Prospective applicants under the Or-
der, who have already registered claims
with the Foreign Compensation Commis-
sion or whose claims arising out of
Article 23 of the Treaty of Peace arb
notified to the Commission by Her
Majesty's Principal Secretary of State
for Foreign Affairs; should receive an
application form from the Commission
and need take no action unless the form
fails to reach them.withif thirty day's.
Others should write as soon as possible
to the Foreign Compensation Commis-
Applications under the Order must
reach the Commission on or before
August 30, 1958.
17th' June, 1958.

No. 283.



Applications are invited for appoint-
ment to the post of Assistant Master at
the Montserrat Secondary School, which
is ,a co-educational institution.
The Officer will 'be required to
teach History and English up to
Cambridge Higher School Certificate
Standard, and to undertake the
teaching of General subjects in the
middle and/or lower school as the
SPrincipal may direct. He will also be
required to assist with extra-curricular
activities-Games, Debating and Dra-
matic Society and Glee Club-and to
assist in the preparation of schemes
of work in the principal subjects
.taught by him.
The Officer should be a graduate of
a recognized University.

The Salary of the post, which is
pensionable, is in the sale $2,750.40 x
$129.60-$2,880. x $144--3,45G x
$144-$4,032. The point of entry
into the scale will be' determined
according to the candidate's, qualifi-
cation and experience.
Free passages for person selected,
his wife and not more than three
Children under the age of eighteen
years will be provided. Vacation
leave and leave passage grant -are
earned in accordance with..General
Applications giving full details of
qualifications and experience accom-
panied by not less than two testimonials,
should be addressed to His Honour, The
Administrator, Montserrat, The West
Indies, to reach him not later than the
30th June, 1958.
3rd June, 1958.

No. 292.

Applications are invited from suitably
qualified persons for the post of Senior
Assistant Telephone Superintendent, St.
Lucia, Windward Islands.
2. The post is pensionable and the
salary is in the scale of $1,200 x $84-
$1,872 per annum, plus 207% pay addi-
tion. Transport allowance in accord-
ance with local regulations is payable
provided the officer keeps and main-
tains a car for the performance of his
duties. The appointment will be on pro-
bation for two years in the first instance.
The officer appointed will be subject to
the Colonial Regulations, Financial
Rules, General Orders and such other
orders. as may from time.to time apply.
3. Candidates should have a secon-
dary education and at least 5 years' ex-
perience in Telephony. They should
also possess a good knowledge of the fol-
The principles of electricity;
Common Battery System;
Conversion from Magneto to Common
Battery (C.B.);
Installation and. maintenance of all
telephonic equipment, including
switchboards, electric motors, gen-
erators and secondary cells; and
splicing and maintenance of aerial
and underground cables.
Experience in the handling and maan-
agement of labour 'is also required.
4. The person appointed will be
under the direct supervision ol the

SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 17 JUNE,. 1958.-(No. 33.)

Telephone Superintendent and should
be, able to carry on the.managemerit of
the Department in the event of; his
5. Applications, furmiishing full de-
tails-of qualifications and experience,
together with two testimonial] should
-be addressed to the Establishment Offi-
cer, Government Buildings, St. Lucia,
to reach him not later thaii 30th June,
10th June, 1958.

No. 304.

10. Acts of Ordinances, cnncerniiig
above matters., Tihe Pensions Act,
1i47, as amended.
i.l. Any other informationf regarding
terms ainl :c9niditions' of service.
Appoitinenft will be subject .t6
Coldnial Regulatidns, and General
Regulations, and General Orders:
Free passage to Antigiu on first
appointment from outside the
Colony, including rail fares.
"In the case of an officer on first
appoirntmeit, who is from outside
the Coblony, free passages including
rail fares to the ,brt Of embarka-
tio~, Wil be provided for the officer
and also for his, wife and not more
than three children under the age

-- of, eighteen Years who are unmar-
Particulars of the post of District ried and are dependent on him,
Medical Officer No. 6.. District now va- provided that they accompany him
cant in the Colony.of Antigua, or join him in the Colony within
-1. Duties of post. To attend certain twelve months of his appointment.
categories of patients, e.g. children If it is necessary for the officer and/
of labourers, free of charge, to at- or his family to trans-ship during
tend certain clinics, and such other the journey, any expenses iecessa-
duties, as the Governor may, allot rily incurred in respect of hotel ex-
to him. penses for board and lodging will be
2. Qualifications required by holder of refunded, on the presentation of re-
post.. A registrable British qualifi- ceipted bills, and also any necessary
cation, taxi fares between the ship and the
3. Salary of post. The salary scale of hotel.
the post is $3,456 x $144-$4,320 per 17th June, 1958.
4. Allowances and other circumstances No. 305.
affecting value of post (e.g. trans- GOVERNMENT TECHNICAL-:
port allowance). Transport allow- INSTITUTE, BRITISH GUIANA.
ance at the .rate of $672.92 per an-:
5. Whether post is pensionable,or not. .
The post is pensionable. Vacancies exist in the fields of engin-
6, Quarters. Unfurnished quarters are eeIing (electrical, marine and automobile
available. mechanical), and building with salary
7. Passages. Leave passage. Officers $3,696-$5,760 per annum, either pension-
receiving salaries of $2,880 per able or on contract for three years. Gov-
annum and over but less than $4,320 ernment furnished quarters will be pro-
per annum are eligible for a leave vided at a rental of 12% of salary to a
passage grant at the rate of $13.50 maximum of $60 a month. oFees for
maximum of 60 a. month. 'Fmeest for
in respect of each completed month teaching evening classes Iwill be payable,
of resident service during the tour. also gratuity at the rate of 221/2% of basic
Officers receiving salary of $4,320 salary where appointment is or contract.
and over but less 1han $5,760 per Initial salary on contract appointment
annum are eligible for a leave pas- for a qualified candidate will be $4,272
sage grant of $20 in respect of each per annum plus one increment fdt each
completed month of resident ser- year's experience, but more experienced
vice during the tour. candidates with qualifiicatibns over and
8. Leave. Officers in receipt of sala- above those stated may be paid higher
ries of $3,168 and over are eligible salary to be negotiated. Caiididates
for vacation leave at the rate of 48 over 40 years of age will normally be
days per annum.. This leave may be appointed- on contract which will be
accumulable up to a maximum of renewable.
183 days.
Sick leave may be granted with Duties,: To undertake lectures for City
full salary up to a maximum of and Guilds trade courses and courses
6 months in any period of one year. .equivalent to Ordinary National Cdrtifi-
9. Income Tax. Income tax is charged cate courses. Opportunity exists for
on net income after the statutory al- broadening and developing: craft and
lowances have been granted. Rates technician courses and laboratories,
'at which-tax is charged are set out Q' aliftcations: The Higher National
in the Income Tax Ordinance No. 13 or City and .Guilds- (Final) ..Certifcates
of 1957. or equivalent qualifications, or degree,

SAINT VINCENT,. TUESDAY, 17 JUNE, 1958. (NoJ: 33.)

with adequate industrial and teaching
.experience. Applicants having a Teach-
er's certificate in woodwork and or/metal
Work will be considered for appointment
to one vacancy, or the Ordinary National
Certificate with Very good experience for
the other vacancies. In general, the
type of qualification and experience
required is equivalent to that -of an
Assistant Lecturer at a technical institu-
tion in the Ufnited Kingddm.
Passages: Passages for the officer and
family knot exceeding five persons in all
(children to be under 18 years of age
and unmarried) will be paid from the
place of recruitment to British Guiana
and on the satisfactory completion of
service back to the place of recruitment.
Leave: 5 days for each completed
month of service. Subject to the provi-
sion of funds by the Legislature, an
officer will be eligible for leave passage
assistance to a limit of $2,500 for himself
and wife on the completion of a tour of
General: Applications stating name
in full, date and year of birth, qualifica-
tions, details of practical experience and
accompanied by at least two testimonials
,of the candidate if not in Public Service
should be addressed to the Chief Es-
tablishment Officer, Public Buildings,
Georgetown, British Guiana (from whom
further information may, it needed, be
obtained) to reach him not later than
30th June. Applicants in Public Service
must forward their applications through
the normal channels.

SActing Chief Establishment Officer.
17th June, 1958.

No. 284. .

THE YFAE 1957.

It is notified for general information
that a limited number of copies of the
above Report are available'at Govern-
ment Office for sale to the Public at a
price of $ 1.00 per copy.
3rd June, 1958.,

No. 291.
Report of the Regional Conference on the
Training of Teachers in the British
Caribbean, 1957.

It is notified for general information
that a limited number of the above
Reports are available at Government

Office for sale to the public at a price
of 75 cents per copy.
S10th June, 1958.
(E. 7/1956.)
By Order,
Government Secretary.
17th June, 1958.



Notice is hereby given that a sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands in its
at the Court House in Kingstown on
Wednesday the 2nd day of July, 1958, at
1000 o'clock in the forenoon.
All parties concerned, also such persons
as are bound bver by recognizance to
prosecute or give evidence, or summoned
as Jurors or witnesses are commanded to
give their personal attendance.
Registrar, Supreme Court.
Registrar's Office,
14th June, 1958.




The Bell Buoy moored near the south-
west edge of Warrington Bank in the
roadstead-of St. John's, Antigua, has
been removed for general overhaul and
A black and white Can Buoy has been
moored to mark the position pending
replacement of the Bell Buoy.
Harbour Master.
29th April, 1958.



The Public is hereby notified that as
from the 1st June, 1958, the price' of
Cotton Seed Meal for the new crop will
be 3 cehts per lb. until further notice.
Acting Manager.
2nd June, 1958.



It' is hereby notified for general n4ftQrmnaon tha the. Quarterly Liqpor
Licensing Sessions'will be held in the upderient4o~tfl Farishes icr the purpose
of hearing applications from applicants in their respective Parishes foir the
granting of Certificates in accordance with thp. provisions of the Liquor Licences
Ordinance, 1948, at the. ines a-d places hereundr:-
Parish. Time and Place of Session.
St. Gedrge & St. Andrew ...... At the Court House, Kingst3wn, on
,Thursday the. 19th day of June,'1958
at 9.15: a.m. .
Charlotte .... At the ppurt Hose, Georgetown, on
Friday the 29th day of Jure, 1958.
at 9.15 a.m.
St. Patrick ..... At the QOpur) Hoqje*, Bayroualie, .on
Monday the 9th day of June, 1958
at 9.15 a.m.
St. Dayid ..... At the 'burt House, Chateaubplair,' on
.'Moqnday the 23rd day of June, 1958
at 10 a.m.
TiluC renadinLs (BequiaI .At the Court. House,' Port Elizabeth,
Sequoia ; on Friday the 27th da of
June, 1958 at 10 a.m.
,, Notice of intentieone o oppose the grnt of any Certificates, stating in general
terms the grounds of ,the oppositin,' must be served uppn the pplicant and
upon the Magistrate npot.iitdr than seven days before the day.fixed for the holding
of the Licensing Sessions.

____________ ~ 1- ''' '

Parish Names of Applicants, Ocqdtatio Residence situation of'
__ "____ ,' 'Premises

St. George & Gideon E.' Jackson
i St. Andrew
Cldve 'Thomas
_Isther D. Clarke

S.'" Trederick G0nsalves

-?:'' :' 4 atilda Dennie :'
: cardinal Snimn

Sichard Sam
rohn Samuel
\jicina. Hune
S athani-' .c::ard./
\lma Fraser'

Chailottde L./,gr~ha Hadaway
S da Williams

'awrerize King'
'riaves Woodley
Scy Liver'pool "'' '
]irnold Husbands
i rvin Shoy :

St; Patrick A MNilmt .p'. rfQ p,
S".: 'de3 r Stewart

St: David ...... 4 rfitl4 :t
pementina Smith '
\ ?llereneb J. James
Grenadines <
(Bequia) ..... Maude Michael ,.

Magistrate's Office,
23rd May, 1958.

shopkeeper Kingstown

do. Ch1iunccy-
Jeaipstregs S y Street.
shopkeeper Kingstown

Ido. Questelles
S1o. lingstown

do. 'oui.ntain
'do. Kingstown Park
0o. Questelle .......
Seamistress' Be,1 ~n .

Shopkeepel Byera
do. Overland ~Vil-
S' lage
do. Mt. GreenatL,
Sdo.' New Orbunds
do. Georgetown
do. Bridgetown,
do. Kingstown

do. Barrouallie
Flo. Spring Village

do. '... Chatauuelair
.. *o. Troufnact a
pi. T o Chafea uelair

do. Paget, Farm,"
S ' I' equia' ,'

iMiddle Street.
13ay Sreet,
White Chapel,
Middle Street,
1 ayou
Kingstown Park

Overland Vil-
New Grounds.
Mt. Bentinck

Spring Vi}agep


Bage Farm, :
.Bequia- -'



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SAINT VINCENT, TUETD.-.Y. 17 JUNE, 1958.-(No. 33.)



1. T..I.. ,- are invited for the
purchase of the articles listed below.
Interested persons may submit tenders
for any of the items or for the entire
2. These stores may be inspected at
the Arnos Vale Store Room between
8 a.m. and 12 noon, and between
1.() p.m. and 3.00 p.m. on any working
day except Saturday in the month of
June 1958.
3. Sealed tenders should be ad-
dressed to "The Chairman, Tenders
Board, Kingstown, St. Vincent", and
should be clearly marked on the en-
velope "Tender for Surplus Electrical
< .-' .,", and should reach him not later
than 30th June, 1958.
Superintendent of Works.
23rd .'; :-, 1958.


Atomiser Needle
Atomiser Nozzles No. 970
Atomiser with tool kit
Adaptors-2 way S 820
Air Receivers Complete
Anchor Lever Spring
Anchor Cyl. Head Spring
Ammetors 0/100 Amp.
Adaptors, conversion E Screw
Bodies-Distr. etc. complete
Bodies Pump P-L. 2308
Bonnett Air inlet
Brushes, exciter carbon
Brushes, Arremator
Bits (drill pointed No. 8)
Bearings, Alternator outer
Brushes Carbon
Brushes, Arms
Bolts, push rod guide
Bolts, holding down for
Bolts, with nuts con(.rod'
No. 106 + 114'
Bearing, main fly wheel side
Bearing, counter shaft-driv-
ing blower etc.
Bearing, Con.-bottom end
Brushes, con. rod top end
Brushes, rubber with packing
Bearing for Air e6mplressor
Collars, inl-t .valv- ."'i"i i
No. 36
Coils, Novelt,.
serial No'18269'

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.. 22

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S.. -



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Candles B. W.
Cookers-pressure 7-50 watts
Connectors, M.W. 8418 Met-
Connectors, roller N. 827
Coils, Rotor
Coils, Main field
Clamps, exhaust with bolt
No. 513
Cock, fuel test
Contact pieces
Chains Camshaft drive
Chains, for oil pump No. 394
Drills Lighting wall
Distributor top coupling
piece & sleeve
Distributor Body copper
joint rings
Disc exhaust valve spring
Joints Air port to cyl. head
Joints, delivering valve
Joints R. L. Bearing Liner
H 1322
Joint Oil filter cover II 847
Governor-Spindle with
plugs & keys
Governor-Ball Springs
,, Ball bracket
Liners cylinder H 2
Lubricators, exhaust valve
Levers, Fuel pump cam.
Lamps, Resistance 329
,, 328
Links, chains connecting

Motor Fan 15" 400V

Nozzles-Fuel Spray N 201
Oil Pipes
Pump plunger P.L. 2324
Porcelains ST 30770 for
meter rick
Pipes, fuel d .1 i, i'i, fr '!,
Dist. for Atomiser
Paste, Kilfrost *
Pipes, air receiver internal
Drain H 2415
Packing Halford Gland
Pins Gudgeon
Punches Pinsy
Pins Crosshead (Refrig)
Pistons (Refrig)
Pins, eccentric rod joint
Rings, joints for fuel pump.
delivery valve
Rings, joints for Liner H 394
Rings, rubber joint for
cyl. hd. H 568
,, joint for starter plug

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S. 1


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SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 17 JUNE, 1958.-(No. 33.)


Rings, Joint for Bedplate
H 2202
Rods, connecting H 101
Rings, rubber joint for
cyl. Liner H 3
Rings, joint for plug H 1841
Reamers No. 8
Rings, Scraper
Rings, copper joint for
cyl. liner hd. No. 161
Rings, copper joint for
relief valve
Rings Air inlet Bonnet joint
II 1115
Rings starter guide joint
H 2177
Refree for stream line filter
P 3 grd. 1 TB
Rings rubber joint fuel valve
No. 173
Rings copper joint fuel valve
No. 172
Rings, main bearing Lub.
H 62
Soil complete H 126 &
air starting valve joint ..
S air inlet part to
cyl. hd. joint

Push rod guide complete with
Rings cyl. oiling plug joint
,, scraper piston for
air compressor
Rollers with pins
,, fuel cam with pins
Rings joint for body
Rings joint fuel pump inlet
Rings, copper joint fuel inlet
No. 215

Switches-1 way
Springs-inlet valve H 33
Sheet lead
Springs, valve No. 197
Springs, H 974
Spindle main P L 583
Sprocket, pump (water)
cat. No. 401
Spindles, starter valve 1+-1482..
Springs, air starting valve
S for Novalt coils
S exhaust valve H 355
Strainer-Lub. oil
-Oil H 846
Springs, air receiver valve
H 286
Switches, knife 35 amps.
Sleeves-exhaust valve
Screws, locking for L.E
con. rod bolt
Seats air receiver check valve
H 284
Springs for operating Bat.














Sprocket jockey
Studs, exhaust bend w/nut
(long) H 2040
Studs, exhaust bend w/nut
(short) H 2059
Spanners for fuel pump
Springs Overflow cam.
Starter Motor P.S.
Springs rocker lever
Springs fuel pump plunger
,, W Delivery
,, injection fuel valve
No. 204
Sleeves for loose pulley of
B3rine pump
'i,. .. -, for loose pulley of
water pump
Steens, air receiver valve
H 2413
,,,, starting valve
Springs, suction valve for
compressor 165
Springs, delivery valve for
,, delivery valve
,, fuel pump plunger
H 998
,, for plunger
P.L 2326
S Governor
S for special adj. geal

nSart Drlme pump
Springs, delivery valve
No. 189
Sleeves, valve 14155 for air
Tubes, brass drop
Tube sight for oil guage
H 2396
Tape lead alloy
Trains, 6 dial (pointer dis.)
Thermometers Nos. 701/3
oil Engine
Tappers-Nuts for valve,
rocker lever
Valves, fuel pump suction
inlet H322
", fuel pump delivery
,, exhaust comp.
,, fuel delivery and
,, air starting
S air receiver relief
S inlet with contact
,, guides and valves
starting air now ret,
,, piston rings for air
,, compressor delivery
,, air for compressor
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reseating (Motor)

Wires, oil guide with buttons
Washers for pump body
,, ,, ret. screws
S Air receiver check
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Wheel puller 18" cross
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Washers leather oil rin
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Washers for glass &M.
Lubricator 2650

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Notice is hereby given that the undermentioned persons having become'
defaulters under the "Local Government Ordinance", their properties having
been levied upon, in accordance with Ordinance No. 17 of 1951 Section 39,
will be offered for sale at 1 p.m. on Saturday 28th day of June, 1958, at-the
Inland Revenue Department, Kingstown, for the recovery of Rates due.

Treasury Chambers,
St. Vincent.
8th June, 1958.

Name of Owner or
Burgin, Abella
Burgin, Louise
Dembar, Lightburn
Durham, Ernest
Farrell, Ernest
Friday, Joseph
Glynn, Alfred
Gregg, Isaac
Gurley, Claude
Lewis, Daniel
Lougheed Amy
Peters, Anetta
Peters, Louisa, Hrs.
Pollard, Joshua
Wallace, Emma
White, Constance

Acting Accountant General.

Situation of
Paget Farm
La Pompe
Derrick Hill
Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth
i Hamilton
Port Elizabeth
Friendship Est.

Description of
1 acre 16 poles
23 poles
1 Dwelling house
11% poles
3 rds. 13 poles
1 Dwelling house
1 acre 1 rd. 14 poles
1 Dwelling house
1 Dwelling house
1 Dwelling house
1 Dwelling house
1 Dwelling house
11z poles
1 Dwelling house
1 Dwelling house
1 Acre

POLICE NOTICES. This notice is issued in accordance
P _E N with section 12 (3) of Ordinande No. 30
It is hereby notified for general infor- of 1956.
mation that the Road to the Grammar PARTICULARS.
School passing in front of the Thomp- The building specially erected for the
son Home will be closed to Vehicular storage of petroleum by, Miss LucY
Traffic with effect from 14th June, 1958. MMrino of Mesopotamia, and situated on
C. M. ROBERTS, .cpn lands adjacent to the public road
Licensing Authority. at Mesopotamia.

10th June, 1958.

Notice is hereby given that the Chief of
Police has approved 6f the undermen-' 14th June, 1958.
tioned for the storage of petroleum. (T. 34/1950).

Acting Chief of Police.


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9th Sitting

Thursday, 8th May, 1958.

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

[MR. PRESIDENT in the Chair]

--:'; His Honour A. F. GILES, Administrator,


Honourable B. F. DIAS, Crown Attorney,
S B. R. THOMAS, Financial Secretary,
S A. C. CYRUS, First Nominated Member,
S E. T. JOSHUA, Member for Central Windward
S S. E. SLATER, Member for North Leeward,
S C. L. TANNIS, Member for the Grenadines,
H. F. YOUNG, Member for South Leeward,
L. C. LATHAM, Member for South Windward,
A. B. DOSSANTOS, Second Nominated Member,
E. S CAMPBELL, Member for Kingstown,
H. A. HAYNBE, Member for St. George,
Mrs. I. I. JOSHUA, Member for North Windward.

The President opened the meeting
with the reading of prayers of Council.
Mr. PRESIDENT: Honourable Members,
copies of the minutes of the Meeting
held on 3rd April, 1958, have been dis-
tributed. Are these in order? If there
are no objections I will confirm them.

HON. C. L. TANNIs: Mr. President, in
the last question standing in my name
"Will Government release 5,000 .. It
should be pounds instead of dollars. On
page 16, coming to the bottom.

Mr. PRESIDENT: 5,000 instead of
$5,000. Yes, that is so.i The error also
occurs in the Order Paper. With that
amendment are the minutes correct?
The minutes were confirmed.

HON. A. B. DOSSANTOS: Mr. President,
Honourable Members, I beg to give no-
tice of the following question:
(a) Is the Minister of Trade and
Production aware of the fact that our
ground nuts suffer yearly from our
markets in Trinidad, Barbados and
British Guiana, being continually

swamped by shipments from outside
the territory?
(b) Will the Minister of Trade and
Production make every effort in his
power to secure protection for this im-
portant crop against dumping from
outside the territory?

HON. C. L. TANNIS: Mr. President,
Honourable Members, I beg to give no-
tice of the following questions:
1. (a) Will the Minister for Com-
munications and Works please present
to this House major breakdown ex-
penditure up to date on the Vermont
Water Scheme?
(b) Will the Minister for Commu-
nications and Works please state
whether the remaining sum will com-
plete the scheme.
2. Will the Minister for Communi-
cations and Works state whether this
Government and B.W.I.A. have finally
decided where the airfield should be
built and how soon will the work com-
3. Will Government investigate the
possibilities of sinking artesian wells
in the Grenadines to relieve the acute
shortage of water.

Mr. PRESIDENT: I must -inform the
Honourable Member that I cannot guar-
antee at this stage whether the question
of the airfield will be allowed under
Rule 22 f 1; but I will investigate that
and see whether it'is in fact in order.

Mr. PRESIDENT: If there are no other
notices of questions, I have the follow-
ing announcements to make:
The first is that the appearance of
these instruments on the Table before
us does not mean that we are now
broadcasting over the air with the Wind-
ward Islands Broadcasting, it merely
means that a new tape recorder has ar-
rived and we hope that the Hansard will
correspondingly be speeded up and be
thoroughly accurate.

The second is that I am unable to an-
nounce who is to be the Third Nominated
Member, in other words the Member to
take the place on this Council of Sen-
ator Hughes. I am hoping that the an-
nouncement will be made, when a nomi-
nation is made by the Governor within
a very short time, I hope even within
24 hours. In the meantime I am able
to announce that His Excellency has
offered the nomination to the Executive
Council to the Honourable A. C. Cyrus
and as the Honourable A. C, Cyrus has
accepted, he has today crossed the floor
of the House as he is now to support the
The third announcement I have is that
in due course I will be reading a certifi-
cate of urgency to allow the bill down
for first reading on the Order Paper,
that is, the Land Acquisition (Amend-
ment) Bill to be put through all its
stages at this meeting today.

Honourable Members, I beg leave to lay
on the Table:
Council Paper No. 17 of 1958: Report
on the Public Works Department for
the year 1957.
Council Paper No. 18 of 1958: The
Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic
(Amendment) Regulations.
Council Paper No. 19 of 1958: The
Cotton Protection (Close Season)

Mr. PRESIDENT: I call upon the Hon-
ourable Member for the Grenadines to
ask question No. 1.

HON. C. L. TANNIS: Mr. President,
Honourable Members, I beg to move the
following question standing in my name:
Will the. Minister for Education and
Social Services please release for infor-
mation of this House, copies of the of-
fers of transfers to Grade I schools
which were made to Miss Wilson and
Mr. Findlay and also copies of these

teachers' acceptance of the transfers
in support of the statement made by
the President of Council on 6th March,
1958, that "they were offered and ac-
cepted posting to Grade I schools."

Mr. PRESIDENT: This is a personnel
matter and I will answer it myself. The
Honourable Member clearly implies that
neither of the Headteachers named ac-
cepted posting to Grade I Schools. This
is not so, and in neither of these cases
was there any possibility of misunder-
standing: Mr. Findlay as a member of
the Executive of the Teachers Associa-
tion attended a number of meetings in
my office in which the position was fully
explained. Mr. Findlay took the oppor-
tunity of explaining his own position at
length. In Miss Wilson's case in order
to assist the Methodist denomination she
was in fact given a choice of two Grade I
Schools. If either Miss Wilson or Mr.
Findlay now wish to rescind their ac-
ceptances and apply for posting to
Grade II Schools this could be arranged
as was done in the case of another se-
lected grade HBadteacher. They would
of course forfeit their arrears of pay at
Grade I rates. Question No. 2.
HON. C. L. TANNIS: Will the Minister
please state whether Miss Antrobus and
Miss Allen were actually being paid as
selected Grade Female Assistant Teach-
ers in the Hodgens scales $1,056 x'72-
1,488 + 20% Kirkness award; before the
implementation of the Petter Report? If
the answer is negative, in what scale
were they paid? If the answer is in the
affirmative are they at present being paid
at the same rate as are all qualified
Teachers who are assistants in several

Mr. PRESIDENT: This question is also
a personnel matter and will be answered
by me in writing. Question No. 3.

HON. C. L. TANNIS: Is the Minister
aware that Mr. Findlay's removal from
the Woodwork centre, Kingstown has
been designed so that the one building
would henceforth be under two distinct

.Mr. PRESIDENT: This also iis a person-
.nel matter and will be answered .by.:me
in writing. Question No. 4.

HON. C. L. TANNIs: Did Mr. Findlay's
presence there preclude double headship
according to .his letter of appointment
to the Centre?
Mr. PRESIDENT: This question is also
a personnel matter and will:be answered
by me in writing. QuestioniNo. 5.

HON. C. L. TANNIS: Will the Minister
,please release-.copies of Mr. Findlay's.ap-
pointment to .the Centre for -benefit :of
Honourable Members as was done with
the letter to Mr. Robertson on 15th De-
cember, 1957?
Mr. PRESIDENT' This is also person-
nel matter and will be answered by .me
in writing. Question No. 6.
HON. C. L. TANNIS: Will the Minister
please state whether Miss Agnes Cordice
was Headteacher at Georgetown during
1957? If the answer is in the affirmative
why was her name not mentioned in the
list under "monthly salary old scale"? Is
Miss Cordice less a specialist in 1958
than was Mr. Findlay during 1957? What
was her old pay and what is her new
Mr. PRESIDENT: Also a personnel mat-
ter so be answered by me in writing.
Question No. 7.
HON. C. L. TANNIs: Will the Minister
please state whether Mr. Better did
make recommendation for the payment
of Specialist Teachers at paragraph 35
of his report? If the answer is in the
affirmative why were new scales for spe-
cialists sent for the Goverior's .approval
as is stated by the President of the'Coun-
cil on 6th March? Does this. Govern-
ment propose to rewrite the 'Petter Re-
port? Who are the teachers proposed
to profit by these new scales if and when
the Governor approves them.
Mr. PRESIDENT: This )s a personnel
matter and will be answered by me in
writing. Question No. ,8.

HoN. C. L. TANNIS: Will the Minister
state whether he is aware that the teach-
ers know of eighty-five (85) transfers
within their ranks while the President
of the Council admits of seventy-seven
(77) such transfers? Whatever is the
answer, will the Minister please state
whether these 77 transfers were the un-
necessary ones in view of the fact that
the President of Council stated on the
5th December, 1957, that eight (8) trans-
fers were necessary?
Mr. PRESIDENT: transfers are also a
personnel matter. This will be answered
by me in writing. Question No. 9.
HoN. C. L. TANNIS: (a) Will the Min-
ister of Trade and Production state what
time was ration released. to the people
of the Southern Grenadines. How many
bags of rice, flour, sugar were sent and
to whom.
(b) Were these things to relieve the
sufferings of the people when a request
was made by the Member for the Gren-
adines for relief due to failure in crops?
How. E. T. JOSHUA: Mr. President,
Honourable Members: (a) Rations were
released to the people of the Southern
Grenadines at reduced prices, after
Thanksgiving Day, 4th November, 1957,
as follows:--
1 Bag Rice at 8 cents per lb.
1 Bag Rice at 6 cents per lb.
1 Bag Sugar at 8 cents, per Ib.
1 Tin Biscuits at 20 cents per lb.
2 Tins Milk at 12 cts. per lb.
Mayreau (Sent from Union Island)
2 Bags Rice at 8 cents per lb.
2 Bags Sugar at 8 cents per Ib.
2 Tins Biscuits at 20 cents per Ib.

Union Island
292 lbs. rice at 8 cents per Ib.
1 Bag Sugar for $9.00
1 Bag Flour for $6.00
2 Bags Flour at $5.00 per bag
1 Tin of Biscuits was spoilt and con-
sequently not sold.

Union Island
125 Ibs. Rice at 12 cents per lb.
1 98-lb. Sack of Flour for $27.00
1 98-lb. Sack of Flour for $4.00
61 Ibs. Flour at 4 cents per lb.

89 lbs. Rice at 5 cents per lb.
156 lbs. Sugar at 5 cents per lb.
(b) This action was taken by Gov-
ernment as a result of its assessment of
the situation at the beginning of Novem-
ber, 1957.

HON. C. L. TANNIS: Did not the Min-
ister inform the people of the Grena-
dines that these things were to be dis-
tributed free of cost?

HON. E. T. JOSHUA: (Inaudible).

HoN. C. L. TANNI: Were not these
supplies hurricane supplies?

HON. E. T. JOSHUA: It was said that
these things were released. On what
basis of release is not stated in the ques-

HON. C. L. TANNIs: Were not these ar-
ticles that you read out, hurricane relief
stores that were sent to the Grenadines?

HON. E. T. JOSHUA: Yes they were hur-
ricane relief, but they were used to re-
lieve the sufferings of the people.

HON. C. L. TANNIs: Why cover up the
hurricane relief stores by sending rations
to relieve the distress of the people in
the Grenadines?

Mr. PRESIDENT: That is not a question.
I think the Member has had his fair
ration of supplementary questions. Ques-
tion No. 10.

HoN. C. L. TANNIS: Will the Minister
for Education and Social Services give
an answer to a few matters of policy
concerning to Estimates of the Bequia
District Council?

I -

Mr. PRESIDENT: In dealing with the
ration of questions of the Honourable
Member, the Minister for Social Services
is being generous and is answering this
question in writing. Question No. 11.

HON. C. L. TANNIS: Has Government
any intention to replace the old land
rover of the Bequia District Council?

HON. H. A. HAYNES: The Bequia Dis-
trict Council was among others who ten-
dered for the purchase of a second hand
Land Rover, T. 544, which was being of-
fered for sale.
The Council's offer in reply to an ad-
vertisement dated 1st May, 1956, which
was published in the Government Gaz-
ette was accepted and subsequently re-
ceived the approval of the Governor in
Council on the 5th June, 1956. The
Bequia District Council accordingly be-
came the owner of the vehicle men-
In the circumstances the reply to the
Honourable Member's question is in the

HON. C. L. TANNIS: Am. I to under-
stand from the answer to this question
that it is not necessary for the Bequia
District Council to have vehicular trans-

HON. H. A. HAYNES: This rover was
bought from special funds and you can
see that this is not a matter that we can
decide here.

Mr. PRESIDENT: I think the Honour-
able Minister must remember that the
Honourable Member is asking a ques-
tion. He is not responsible for the Bequia
District Council. When you say 'you' you
mean Bequia District Council.

HON. C. L. TANNIS: I would be grate-
ful if the Minister would then communi-
cate in such terms with ...

Mr. PRESIDENT: Question No. 12.

HoN. C. L. TANNIS: (a) Will the Min-
ister of Communications and Works state

what are the causes for the present hold
up of fish not being transported to Mar-
tinique by the Sea Queen and the
S(b) Is it a fact that reports were re-
ceived by this Government of illicit trad-
ing in cigarettes, rum and wine by the
French fishing schooner which led the
Government to stop the French boat
from trading in fish to the Grenadines
thus causing the French Government to
stop the Whistler from Trading to Mar-
Mr. PRESIDENT: This Question will be
answered in writing. Question No. 13.
HON. C. L. TANNIS: Mr. President, may
I therefore have that question in writing
Mr. PRESIDENT: NO. At the close, be-
cause there is no question of a supple-
mentary question arising our of an an-
swer .given in writing.
HON. C. L. TANNIS: Will the Minister
for Communications state how much
money was released by Departmental
Warrant for Canouan and Union Island
(Southern Grenadines) for Maintenance
of Roads for 1958.
HON. E. S. CAMPBELL: Mr. President,
Honourable Members, the sum of $6,000
has been released for Canouan and
Union Island for maintenance of roads
for 1958. A similar sum of $6,000 has
been released for maintenance of roads
for Bequia, and an additional $5.000 has
been released for Special Road Services,
HON. C. L. TANNIS: Mr. President I
notice the Ministers gave me more in-
formation than is needed. I do not want
him to outface the question of Canouan
and Union Island by putting figures con-
cerning Bequia. Bequia is a separate
Mr. PRESIDENT: This is not a supple-
mentary question arising from the an-
swer. The answer as far as I can see
has been fully given to the question
asked. Question No. 14.

HON. C. L. TANNIS: Mr. President I am
still not ...

Mr. PRESIDENT: Proceed with question

HoN. C. L. TANNIS: Will Government
release $5,000 from.C.D. & W. funds for
road improvement in Bequia, Union Is-
land and Canouan?

Mr. PRESIDENT: This answer will be
given in writing. I think I.should ex-
plain, I am sure the Minister for Com-
munications ,and rWorks will agree .with
me, that the answer to this question,
which will be given in writing, as the
Member has already been given more
.than his quota of ,verbal answers, ip fact
answers the question of 5,000 and not
$5,000 which is a misprint.

The following Bill was introduced and
read a first time:
The Land Acquisition (Amendment)

Honourable,Members I have the honour
to move that a Bill for an Ordinance
Further to amend the Registration of
Documents Ordinance, 1937 be read a
second time.
second the motion.
Question put and agreed.
-Bill read a second time.
Council moved into committee.
Council resumed.
Bill reported with no amendment and
report adopted.
Bill read a third time by title and
The President read a Certificate of
Urgency in respect of the Land Acquisi-
tion (Amendment) Bill.

Honourable Members I have the honour
to move that a Bill for an Ordinance
further to amend .the Land Acquisition
Ordinance 1946 be read a second time.

second the motion.
Question put and agreed.
Bill read a second time.
Council moved into Coinmittee.
.Council resumed.
Bill reported with one amendment and
report adopted.
Bill read a third time by title and


HON. L. C. LATHAM: Mr. President Hon-
.ourable Members, I arise here to repu-
diate the wild statement that I read in
the "Vincentian" of last issue-a state-
ment which is totally, basely and mean-
ly false. The statement appeared in a
May day address made by no less a per-
son than the Leader of the Party in
power in the Government of St. Vincent.
It says here Mr. President "During the
course of Mr. Joshua's address he re-
ferred to the Honourable L. C. Latham
and told the crowd that gentleman is
desirous of returning into the Party's
fold. He asked the crowd for their opin-
ion on the matter. Prolonged shouts of
'No' were heard and the leader then
called the next speaker without any
Mr. President, Honourable Members,
such a statement in the one and only
Press that we have in St. Vincent and
such a statement which was widely read
in St. Vincent, the islands of the Wind-
ward and Leeward Group, also by people
from the U.S.A. who like to read our
paper. And in addition to that, our
paper go to England and may be, you do
not know, our paper go right behind the
Iron Curtain. So you see Mr. President,
such a wild statement and such an un-
true statement made in this Press refer-
ring to me, I deem it to be very mean.

Now it would be remembered on the
20th March this year, I have voluntarily
resigned from the People's Political Party
of which I was a Member. It must be for
some reason. It will be remembered that
at the last sitting of this Council the
leader of the Party in power, the Honour-
able Minister, got up here and read out a
copy of a letter sent to me asking me to
resign from the Executive Council of St.
Vincent or pressure will be made to bear
on me. Mr. President I do not deem it
necessary to resign from the Executive
Council of St. Vincent. For I was elected
there by a majority and the leader
should know what to do; but he cannot
go all out all the time and try to fool the
people he represents. He cannot go all
out and curse the people as leader of
this Government. Where in this civilised
world would you find the leader of any
majority party in power that form the
government of any island, country or
state, going out in the open and cursing
the people, and ridiculing them to shame.
It is only in St. Vincent that we have
this kind of thing going on. I am looking
forward to receiving an apology from
this House for this noble lie, this hon-
ourable lie that is placed in this News-
paper. I should think Mr. President
Honourable Members that the time has
come now that all this ridicule and so
on ...

Mr. PRESIDENT: I take it the Honour-
able Member is accusing the Newspaper
of lying?

HON. L. C. LATHAM: NO Mr. President,'
I am not accusing the Newspaper. I am
accusing the Minister.

Mr. PRESIDENT: Well I am afraid that
I cannot allow the Honourable Member
to do that. He must withdraw that ac-
cusation and phrase it in a different
manner. .

HoN. L. C. LATHAM: I am accusing the
one who wrote this in the newspaper.

Mr. PRESIDENT: That is permissible.

HoN. E. T. JOSHUK: On a point of or.
der Mr. Speaker, it appears to me that
the Honourable Member for South Wind-
ward has a very dim idea of English and
its interpretation because the matter
that he is discussing here, he cannot
prove that that was written by me and
therefore ...

Mr. PRESIDENT: I do not think that was
suggested. If it was suggested, I have
asked him to withdraw it. He clearly
stated that he is accusing who ever wrote
the article in the newspaper. Is that not

HON. L. C. LATHAM: Mr. President,
Honourable Members, the statement in
this paper is a May Day speech made at
the Victoria Park. If that.speech was
not made I do not kn9w how it would
appear in this Press. Evidently the
speech was made and I would re-iterate
that I take a very dim view that the
leader of the Party would go all out and
make such false statements trying to
fool the people: But he could fool the
people some of the time but he would
not get along to fool the people all the
Mr. President, Honourable Members,
why should I ask the leader of the Party
to take me back into the Party's fold?
Why? What is in the Party milk and
honey? I have that at home. I see no
reason why I should do so. The Policy
of the Party remains unchanged. I do
not think they have changed since I
resigned on the 20th March. Mr. Presi-
dent I take a very dim view of the mat-
ter and I am looking forward for an
apology for the speech made at Victoria
Park on 1st May.

Mr. PRESIDENT: From whom?

HON. L. C. LATHAM: From the man
who, made the speech.

Mr. PRESIDENT: Do you mean that you
are questioning the correctness of the
report in the newspaper?

HON. L. C. LATHAM: (Indicated assent).

HoN. C. L. TANNIS: Mr. President, Hon-
ourable Members, it is surprising to me
when I read with great concern some of
the replies made in this House by the
Party in power. Of course the President
has taken upon himself to answer most
of the questions standing in my name
here this morning. I am wondering if
we have transferred the Ministry of So-
cial Services back to the President of the
House. I thought we had a Minister f6r
Education and Social Services in a Party
Government-a full fledged party Gov-
ernment returned to power and when I
put forward question to this House I ex-
pected the Minister to be able to get up
and answer some of these questions.
Most of these things took place during
your Government. The President might
say they concern staffing etc. and he has
a right to have some say; but of course
it can also be said that though they may
have some bearing on staffing, the Min-
ister for Social Services at least can
present his reply. At least allow him to.

Mr. PRESIDENT: I am sorry to inter-
rupt the Honourable Member, but this is
a matter that can admit of no debate. In
almost every question about the Educa-
tion Department put down here-there
are eight of them-there are names
mentioned.' Mr. Findlay figures in most
of them I must say. One of these ques-
tions is "Who are the teachers proposed
to profit by these scales if and when the
Governor approves them." These are
matters of individual personalities and
the Minister cannot deal with them
in any way. It would be completely
wrong for him to answer questions con-
cernirig individual Civil Servants or the
teaching staff. The Minister is respon-
sible in this Government for policy and
takes an interest in policy even if it
affects individuals; but once individuals
are named, once it is a question of
individual transfers, individual terms of
service, then it is entirely a matter for
the Administration and the Establish-

HON. C. L. TANNIS: Thank you Mr.
President. Then by your explanation
the Head of the Department and the

Establishment Officer are responsible for
the framing of these answers today, for
framing these answers so well put here
before the House. I am not going to
attempt to debate the individual an-
swers of the questions; but I would
bring to this House a motion on the
whole of this affair so that we can have
an open debate in this House and we will
all find out who will be responsible for
framing the debates in the House on
the motion thus presented to this House
regarding these same questions.
I think it is time that our Ministers
of Government act like statesmen forget
the rabble-rousing position they were
in a few months ago, preaching politics
to capture seats. They are no longer
capturing seats. They are here carry-
ing out a policy for the advancement of
St. Vincent and when our Ministers
would leave the Ministry, instead of go-
ing and trying to mislead the public,
they should try to educate the public
along the proper lines. It is no point
Ministers looking for votes for Federal
seats and telling the people that rations
were sent to them free of cost and
somebody is going to get in trou-
ble. Rations were sent to the Gren-
adines. A Minister of Government
wasting Government's time to go into
the Grenadines making irresponsible
statements to catch votes because no
one is there. The Member for the Con-
stituency is away and do not know what
is happening, and then for this Govern-
ment in power to come here and present
to me these answers in reply to the
questions-a particular question asked
on an issue. I have brought to this
House a question about sending relief
funds to the Grenadines and I was told
by the acting Minister for Trade and
Production that more money was spent
in the Grenadines than is usually spent,
and they do not see the need. And more
than that ...

HON. E. T. JOSHUA: The Member re-
ferred to the Minister for Trade and
Production. Would he correct himself?
I just heard him say the Minister for
Trade and Production made a state-

Mr. PRESIDUNT: Was it a reference to
the Minister?
HoN. E. T. JosHUA: I heard him men-
tion the Minister for Trade and Produc-
tion ....

HoN. C. L. TANmNs: I wish the Minis-
ter for Trade and Production would
open his ears and listen to the debate
Sin the House. A reply to a question in
this House said that more ioney was
spent in the Grenadines than usual and
that this Government saw no need for
relief funds to be sent to the Grenadines
to relieve the hardships of the people
and more than that they had corn and
peas. It is said in this House and it is
all nonsense.
Mr. PRESIDENT: By whom?
HON. C. L. TANNIs: It was made by
the Acting Minister for Trade and Pro-
duction of a Party Government in
HON. E. T. JOSHUA: On a point of ex-
planation Mr. Speaker, would you ask
the Member who was that Acting Min-

Mr. PRESIDENT: That is a matter over
which the Honourable Member must use
his discretion.

HON. C. L. TANNI : Do we have a par-
ty Government or are we having an in-
dividual sitting? We were told here
when we were voting for the Executive
Council that on a Party System we have
to act party in a new Constitution and
we have returned a full-fledged Party
in power and we are expecting that full-
fledged Party to fulfill the aims and
objects and to bring to St. Vincent that
glorious prosperity that is hiding behind
the clouds, that you so once boasted
about in the Market Square and all
about. That is all that we are asking.
Nothing more. We are not asking you
to do impossibilities. You said these
things can be done. Let us have them.

have never spoken in the Market Square
in my life.
HON. C. L. TANMxs: I am sorry Mr.
President. When a Government gets
here to cover up questions asked in this
House by telling me that rations were
released to the people after Tlankd-
givink Day. Hurricane rations are sent
to the Grenadines every year. A certain
amount of sugar, riee and flour are sent
as hurricane rations to be stored in the
Grenadines 'so that in case there is a
hurricane there will be stuff at Govern-
ment's disposal right on the spot. At
the end of the hurricane season, if the
*gods remain in a proper condition, they
are either returned to the mainland or
they are sold out to the shops at reduced
rates, or to any individual who is inter-
ested t buy. That is not ration. How
could that be ration to the people by
Govei nent. That was Hurricane Re-
lief s4ifliei that were sent and stored
there from June, July until December.
When you say "shortly after Thanks-
giving Day", that Is vague. "After
Thanksgiving Day" could be December,
could be January or February in this
year for that matter. This question was
put in the House long ago so when you
tell me vaguely 'after the 4th', you are
trying to hide, to cover up. I think it
would be wise to have the details of how
these things were sold to the people and
you should know the approximate time
they were sold to the people so that we
would see whether this was in keeping
with the question that was put before
the House on a particular date. We
never heard about these rations sent to
the people in the Grenadines until there
was a Federal election when the Minis-
ters of Government so cleverly went
down and tried to make out to the
people of the Grenadines that the
Member for the Grenadines was not in-
terested and does not know what is
happening. That type of behaviour
must stop and I am looking forward for
Ministers of this Government to behave
like Ministers. Politics is a science, do
not let us reduce it to polite tricks.

Mr. PRESIDENT: I think the Honour- Now I would turn to the question of
able Member should remember that I the Bequia District Council. Here Gov-


eminent has set up an experiment-
Bequia District Council a glorified
name, a statutory body. It is not the
duty of this Government to see that this
statutory body has an amount, a mini-
mum of funds at its disposal to do the
basic requirements? Are you going to
take off responsibility from the Public
Works Department and other Depart-
ments and get a handful of men to
come there to waste their time? When
letters are sent they are not replied to,
estimates are sent forward and they can
hardly hear anything about it for
months. Yet you tell me that that is
the behaviour of a Party Government in
power. When the Secretary of State
holds up any matter that was sent by
this Government to England, there is a
big noise made about it and you request
an immediate reply and you do get it.
They treat you like big boys; but you
have several men put there to un -a
District Council and you want to treat
them like school children. You do not
even want to reply to their letters.
They need no money for expenditure.
Yet you can leave here and go to
England and ask for an increase in
grant in aid, and you are bound to come
back and say "Oh we got $1,300,000."
Yet when your own people, your own
children at home here ask you to deal
with them in a similar fashion, you
wave a big stick over their heads "No
increase funds until you can increase
your revenue." Has St. Vincent increas-
ed the revenue in proportion to the
Grant in aid that has been given for the
last three years? You come to tell me
that a little District Council of one of
the dry islands of the Grenadines, must
increase the revenue by so much before
you can give an increased grant. Here
it is an important item, the replacement
of a land rover or a truck or whatever
you want to call it. In the old days
everything was moved by head and on
donkeys. Fifteen years ago perhaps
you had one or two cars and three or
four trucks in. St. Vincent. Now you
have about 1000 odd vehicles moving
and they are coming in. every week or
every month when the boat comes here
from England and from other parts of

the West Indies. You are bringing in big
equipment. Why are you bringing in
these equipment? Just to make things
easier and to move things faster, and to
save money and time.
You have a Bequia District Council,
and how is this Council going to ad-
vance? How are they going to make use
of the little money that you give them?
The Administrator, President of the
House, certain Heads of Departments
have been there and they have seen and
they are satisfied that the little money
that was given to the Bequla District
Council was put to proper use and that
has only been achieved by the use of
that old land rover which was on its
last legs. This Government had had
sufficient use from it and they were
selling it out. and the Bequia District
thought that was a good opportunity to
help. This thing worked for two years
for them and here they are now asking
for a replacement or some assistance if
not to replace the land rover to give
them something even of a cheaper
nature, and this Government does not
even find it possible to consider it.
They would not even consider the mat-
ter. That is the thing about it. They
do not even consider it. They must get
special funds. Where are the special
funds coming from but from the Central
Government and if you do not give
them special funds, how are they going
to buy this vehicle? Why turn people
around in circles? It is time for this
Government to behave properly and
treat the statutory bodies of this coun-
try in a proper way. If you want an
experiment to work, you must put some
effort into it. You cannot just .set up
something and leave it there and be-
lieve that it will work. It cannot work
so you will have to put some effort in it.
You are not giving any assistance and
expect that the Bequia District Council
must be a pattern for the future borough
councils or area councils of the island of
St. Vincent. Here are people coming in
from the other islands to see how the
Bequia District Council is working so
that they too can set patterns off the
Bequla District Couricil in other islands
of Grenada, St. Lucia, and then you are

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telling me that that will be a perfect
example if you allow such a Council to
remain without funds, without vehicular
traffic. I see what should happen. It
appears to me that the Member for the
Grenadines should no longer come to
this House and ask for anything or sug-
gest anything for the development of the
Grenadines. Nb, it should be some other
Member. It should be the Nominated
Member I suppose, perhaps you might
quicker listen and see the need and ne-
cessity. It appears to me that the Mem-
bers of the Party Government in power
are up against the Grenadines. They
are not able to go in and fool the people
of the Grenadines as they like and that
is the thing that operate against us.
And as long as this Party remains in
power, they will never be able to fool the
people in the Grenadines. Whether you
keep all the money tied up in St. Vin-
cent, give us no developments, they still
will not be returning any meniber of
your party though the heavens fall.
Mr. PRESIDENT: I must ask the Hon-
ourable Member to keep his eye on the

HON. C. L. TANNI: I did not do that
Mr. President.

Mr. PRESIDENT: You have less than
five minutes.

HON. C. L. TANNIS: Less than five
minutes. I am sorry the good Minister
for Communications and Works is not
here. You see the Minister goes out of
the Ministry to make reports in the
Grenadines. Another electioneering
speech. They go to Paget Farm, the
biggest district in Bequla because there
is a holding up in the fishing industry
with Martinique, the Minister for Com-
munications and Works made a speech
that Mr. Tannis had tried to prevent the
French boat from coming to St. Vincent
and so in turn the French Government
prevented the WhistZer from taking fish
into Martinique. Why should the Min-
ister, a responsible officer of the Gov-
ernment leave his office and go into a
district where people are waiting anx-

lously to get back some form of liveli-
hood to tell them these types of things.
They are so extreme I do not know just
because you want to present two candi-
dates for the federal seats. The Fed-
eration is there but the unit Govern-
ments are responsible for their own af-
fairs and I do not see why Ministers of
the Government should mix up our af-
fairs in political affairs, making such
bold statements. Here it is in his an-
swer "Whatever may be the causes of the
present hold up of fish not being trans-
ported to Martinique by the "Sea
Queen" and the "Whistler", these causes
are not traceable to anything involving
the Ministry for Communications and
Works." That is a matter for the Minis-
ter for Trade and Production-a state-
ment for the Minister for Trade and
Production to make if it is true; but the
Minister for Trade and Production
knows better. He could not make that
statement. "It must be pointed out that
the French fishing schooner has not
been to the Grenadines since the pres-
ent Government is in office and there-
fore it is obvious that no reports could
have been received by this Government
of the alleged illicit trading in cigar-
ettes, rum or wine." Why make such
wide statements when this Government
does not have any facts at its disposal
to bear out the statements. When the
Minister leave to go out and visit a con-
stituency and make such a statement,
it is a Governmental statement. You
must know that. You are no longer
talking as a Member of the constituency
and I am glad if the President could re-
mind these Ministers if they have not
yet learnt what are their duties, and if
they have not yet been presented with
a white paper.
Mr. President this type of behaviour
gives me no confidence in the Govern-
ment. They are not playing the game
correctly, and I think it is time that this
Government act honourably so that the
opposition would have some confidence
in their policies and their behaviour, or
I will call upon this Government to re-

Adjournment taken at 11.20 a.m.

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