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Place of Publication: Kingstown, St. Vincent
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Publication Date: March 31, 1959
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Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1, no. 1 (1868)-v. 112, no. 48 (Tues., 23 Oct. 1979)
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SAINT' VINCENT'


GOVERNMENT


GAZETTE


VOL. 92.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 31 MARCH, 1959. [No. 19.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.
No. 127.
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, .2nd
April, 1959, at 10.00 a.m.
The Order of the Day of this meeting is published with this issue of the
Gazette.
A cordial invitation to attend is extended to the General Public.
31st March, 1959.


No. 128.
Obituary Notice.
His Honour the Administrator has
learnt, with regret, of the death of
Mr. R. WALTER, C.M.G., formerly Ad-
ministrator of St. Vincent.
31st March, 1959.

No. 129.
VACANT, POSTS.
SISTER-TUTOR/ASSISTANT MATRON,
COLONIAL HOSPITAL, ST. VINCENT.
Applications are invited from suitably
qualified Nurses for appointment to the
vacant post of Sister Tutor/Assistant
Matron, Colonial Hospital, St. Vincent.
Salary: The salary of the post, which
it is proposed to make pensionable, is
in the scale $2,640 x $120-$3,240 (550
x 25-675). Free uniforms are pro-
vided.


Qualifications: Applicants should
possess qualifications equivalent to
S.R.N.-S.C.M. from a recognized hos-
pital or training school, and should have
at least 5 years post graduate experi-
ence in the wards of a modern hospital.
The candidate should have had experi-
ence as a tutor or training as such.
Duties: In addition to the duties as
Sister Tutor, the candidate will be re-
quired to assist the Matron in adminis-
trative duties.
Further particulars regarding the ap-
pointment may be obtained from the
Senior Medical Officer, St. Vincent.
Applications giving full particulars,
qualifications and experience, and ac-
companied by three testimonials (which
will not be returned) should be ad-
dressed to the Chief Secretary, Wind-
ward Islands, Grenada, and s
reach him not later than 16t r
1959. a
31st March, 1959.


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120 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 31 MARCH, 1959.-(No. 19.)


No. 130.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT,
BRITISH GUIANA.

VALUATION OFFICER.

Appointment-pensionable (age limit
40 years), or on contract for three
years initially: salary on scale $5,280 x
$240--$6,720 per annum is under re-
view. Commencing salary according to
qualifications and/or experience: con-
tract appointments carry gratuity of
221 Qualification required-Cor-
porate Membership of the Royal Insti-
tution of Ch'artered Surveyors.
2. Information as to duties of post
and conditions of service obtainable, on
request, from the Assistant Administra-
tor and Establishment Officer,, Govern-
ment Office, Kingstown.
3. Applications giving personal data
and accompanied by two recent testimo-
nials (not applicable to Public Officers)
should be delivered to the Secretary,
Public Service Commission, General
Post Office Building, Georgetown, not
later than llth April, 1959.
31st March, 1959.

No. 123.
VACANT POSTS OF ASSISTANT MASTERS
(GRADUATES), GRAMMAR SCHOOL,
ST. VINCENT.

Applications are invited for appoint-
ment to four (4) vacant posts of Assist-
ant Masters (Graduates), Grammar
School, St. Vincent.
Salary: The School is a Government
Institution. The salary of the posts
which are pensionable is in the scale
$2,016 x $96-$2,880 x $120-$3,600
(420 x 20-600 x 25-750) plus a
20% pensionable addition per annum.
Qualifications: Applicants should
possess a degree of a University within
the British Commonwealth, and must
be able to teach at least one of the fol-
lowing subjects, or group of subjects
to Higher School Certificate level:
Physics and Chemistry, Botany and
Biology, Mathematics, Geography, Eng-
lish.


No. 124.
VACANT POST OF ASSISTANT DRAUGHTS-
MAN, LANDS AND SURVEY DEPARTMENT,
ST. VINCENT.

Applications are invited from suit-
ably qualified persons, with a minimum
educational qualification of a Cam-
bridge School Certificate or its equiva-
lent, for the above-mentioned vacant
pensionable post which carries salary in
the scale $768 x $60-$1,068.
Further information can be obtained
from the Crown Surveyor.
Applications, accompanied by two tes-
timonials, should reach the Assistant
Administrator and Establishment Offi-
cer, Government Office, Kingstown, St.
Vincent, not later than 10th April, 1959.
24th March, 1959.
(A. 6/1955.)

No. 125.
VACANCY IN JAMAICA.

Post: Deputy Chief Probation Officer.
Salary Scale: 1,200-50-1,400 a
year.
Duties: Supervision of field work and
case records and training of staff.
Any other duties that may be pre-
scribed.
Qualifications: A Diploma in Social
Sciences (or equivalent) plus adminis-
trative experience in probation work.
Other Conditions of Service:
Pensionability: The post is on the
pensionable establishment.
Quarters: Quarters are not normally
provided but it is very likely that a
Government house will be available.
Rental would be at the rate of 10% of
salary and 3% on the value of the fur-
niture.
Travelling and Subsistence: Travel-
ling and Subsistence allowances are pay-
able in accordance with local regula-
tions.
Passages: Free passages to Jamaica
will be provided for the officer, his wife
and children, not exceeding five persons


Further particulars regarding the ap- in all; children to be under 18 years of
pointment may be obtained from the age, unmarried and dependent on the
Assistant Administrator and Establish- officer. Free leave passages will be
ment Officer, Government Office, St. granted after each period of three
Vincent, to whom applications giving years resident service.
full particulars, qualifications and ex- Applications stating age, marital
perience, and accompanied by three tes- status, nationality and details of quali-
timonials (which will not be returned) fications and experience, together with
should be addressed to reach him not three copies of testimonials, should be
later than 16th April, 1959. sent to the Secretary, Island Probation
24th March, 1959 Committee, P.O. Box 488, Kingston,













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY,


Jamaica, W.I., to reach him not later
than the 31st March, 1959.
24th March, 1959.


No. 131.
LEGISLATION.

The undermentioned Bills are pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette and
may be seen at the Government Office,
Kingstown Library, District Post Of-
fices, Police Stations, and at all Rev-
enue Offices:-
Bill for an Ordinance to validate the
Income Tax (Double Taxation Re-
lief) (U.S.A.) Order, 1959, as
from the 31st day of December,
1958.

Bill for an Ordinance to provide for
the establishment of a Marketing
Board.
(J. 7/1958.)
31st March, 1959.

No. 132.
The undermentioned Ordinance which
has been asscntcd to by the Governor's
Deputy is published with this issue of
the Gazette:-
No. 1 of 1959.-An Ordinance to amend
the Customs Duties (Amendment),
1959.
(F. 28/1948 II.)
31st March, 1959.


No. 126
INCREASES TO GOVERNMENT
GAZETTE, ETC.

It is notified for general information
that due to the increased cost of paper
etc., the charges for the Government
Gazette and for advertisement therein
will be as follows:-
Annual Subscription to Gazette $8.00
Copy of Gazette .. .30
Advertisement in Gazette per
inch .. .70
The above increase will take effect as
from 1st April, 1959.
24th March, 1959.

By Order,

F. G. THOMAS,
SActing Government Secretary.

GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
31st March, 1959.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

SUPREME COURT NOlICE.

NOTICE is hereby given that a sit-
ting of the Supreme Court of the Wind-
ward Islands and Leeward Islands in its
CRIMINAL JURISDICTION will be
held at Court House in Kingstown
on Monday the 6th April, 1959, at 10.00
o'clock in the forenoon. All parties
concerned, also such persons as are
bound over by recognizance to prosecute
or give evidence, or summoned as
Jurors or witnesses are commanded to
give their personal attendance.

D. ELSON WEEKS,
Acting Registrar, Supreme Court.

Registrar's Office,
Kingstown,
19th March, 1959.


POST OFFICE NOTICE.

As a result of the accident to the
M.V. 'Blue Star' which sprang a leak
in Port-of-Spain harbour on March
16th, mails carried by the vessel were
badly damaged by oil and water.
Mails affected include letters and par-
cels posted in St. Vincent between
March 9th and 14th as follows:-
Parcels for Trinidad, U.S.A., and
British Guiana;
Surface letters for Trinidad, U.S.A.,
B.G., Aruba and Curacao;
The Trinidad mail was retained by
the Trinidad Post Office; but the Tran-
sit mail has been returned to St. Vin-
cent.
Senders are requested to apply at the
G.P.O. for return of the Parcels posted,
some of which may contain items that
have escaped damage.

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

General Post Office,
Kingstown,
24th March, 1959.


NOTICE TO MARINERS.

The following correction is hereby
published in connection with Govern-
ment Notice dated 27th January, 1958
concerning a red flashing light exhibited
from the South Western point of


31 MAIRCH, 19J59.-(N"\o. 19.)










122 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 31 MARCH, 1959.-(No. 19.)


Jack-A-Dan Island in the Hillsborough
Harbour, Carriacou.

Substitute "latitude 12 30' N,
longitude 61' 28' W approx." for
"latitude 61' 28' W., approx."

J. H. D. COX,
Collector of Customs.

21st March, 1959.






COTTON GINNERY NOTICE.


INCREASED PRICE OF COPRA.


As a result of the increase in the re-
gional price of Copra, the local price,
after making allowances for export
duty and other shipping charges, will
be increased to 12 cents per lb. This
increase will be effective as from the
1st February, 1959, and will be paid
only for good quality Copra.

J. L. EUSTACE,
Manager.

10th March, 1959.


SSAINT VINCENT.
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE
WINDWARD ISLANDS AND
LEEWARD ISLANDS.
ORIGINAL JURISDICTION
A.D. 1958
Suit No. 40
Between
ALEXANDRINA MURPHY
Plaintiff
and
CORNELIUS ARTHUR
Defendant.
NOTICE is hereby given that on
Saturday, the 4th day of April, 1959,
between the hours of 12 o'clock noon
and 3 p.m., there will be put up for sale
at the Court House in Kingstown the
undermentioned goods and chattels the
property of the above-named defendant,
CORNELIUS ARTHUR, levied upon
by virtue of a writ of seizure and sale
issued in the above suit:-
One (1) Cubic feet "Kelvinator"
Refrigerator
One (1) Five burner Stove
One "Webster" Radio Pick-up
(Record changer)
Dated this 9th day of March, 1959.
D. ELSON WEEKS,
Acting Registrar Supreme Court.
Registrar's Office,
Kingstown, St. Vincent.


AGRICULTURAL NOTICE.

TENDERS FOR FERTILIZER.

Tenders are invited for fertilizer supplies for Agricultural Credit Societies
and Cane Farmers as follows:-
Two hundred (200) tons mixed fertilizer containing 10% Nitrogen, 5%
P2 05 and 10% K2 0. The Nitrogen should all be supplied in the
Ammonium form.
120 Tons Sulphate of Ammonia.
50 ,, Superphosphate.
50 ,, Muriate of Potash.
Delivery of fertilizer to be made as follows:-
100 Tons 10 : 5 : 10 by end of April, 1959.
100 ,, Sulphate of Ammonia by end of April, 1959.
50 ,, Single Superphosphate ,,,, ,,,, 1959.
50 ,, Muriate of Potash ,, ,, ,, ,, 1959.
100 ,, 10 : 5 : 10 during July, 1959.
20 ,, Sulphate of Ammonia in July, 1959.
Tenders should be addressed to the Chairman, Tenders Board, Treasury
Chambers, and will close on 13th April, 1959.

HUGH S. McCONNIE,
Superintendent of Agriculture.
17th March, 1959.

PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[Price 24 cts.)
























SAINT VINCENT.

No. of 1959.








BILL FOR

AN ORDINANCE to validate the Income Tax (Double Taxation
Relief) (U.S.A.) Order, 1959, as from the 31st day of December,
1953.


Enacted by the Legislature of faint Vincent.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Income Tax (Double
Taxation Relief) (U.S.A.) Order, 1959, Validation Ordinance, 1959.

2. The Income Tax (Double Taxation Relief) (U.S-A.) Order,
1959, made by the Governor in Council on the twentieth day of
January, 1959, under Section 56 of the Income Tax Ordinance,
1956, shall be deemed to have come into force and to have had
effect from the thirty-first day of December, 1958.


Passed the Legislative Council this


day of


Short title.


Validation of
Order.
S.R. & 0. 1959,
No. 1.
No. 1 of 1956.



1959.


Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.























2

No. Income Tax (Double Taxation Relief) (U.S.A.) Order, 1959.
1959. .Validation.


OBJECTS AND REASONS.



The object of this Bill is to validate the Income Tax (Double Taxation Relief)
(U.S.A.) Order, 1959 (S.R. & 0. 1959, No. 1) and to give it effect from the 31st day
of December, 1958 instead of from 1st January, 1959, as the Order purports to do.

B. F. DIAS,
Crown Attorney.

Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House, Kingstown,
23rd March, 1959.





















SAINT VINCENT.


No.


of 1959.


BILL FOR

AN ORDINANCE to provide for the establishment of a Marketing
Board.

[ On Proclamation ]

Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Marketing Board
Ordinance, 1959, and shall come into force on a date to be appoin-
ted by the Governor by Proclamation published in the Gazette.

2. In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires,
the following expressions shall have the meanings hereby respec-
tively assigned to them, that is to say-
"agent" means an agent of the Board, and includes any Gov-
ernment Department acting for and on behalf of the
Board;
"approved association" means any association of producers
declared by the Governor in Council to be an approved
association in accordance with the provisions of this
Ordinance;
"Board" means the Marketing Board established under sec-
tion 3 of this Ordinance;


Short title and
commencement.


Interpretation.











No. Marketing Board. 1959.


"crop year" means such period as may be specified by the
Board for any produce subject to the provisions of this
Ordinance:
"licensed buying agent" means any person or body of persons
duly licensed under this Ordinance to purchase any pro-
duce for delivery to the Board;
"licensed exporting agent" means any person or body of per-
sons duly licensed under this Ordinance to export any
produce on behalf of the Board;
"Manager" means the person for the time being appointed
as or carrying out the duties of the Manager of the
Marketing Board under this Ordinance;
"nominating body" means any association or body of pe sons
approved by the Governor in Council under this Ordin-
ance and authorised to nominate a member of the Board;
"produce" means any fruit, vegetable or other praedial pro-
duction, or any cultivated root or plant used or capable
of being used, whether in its natural state or otherwise,
for the food of man or beast, or for medicine, distilling or
dyeing, or for the manufacture of clothing; and any
livestock, poultry or fish; and any other marketable com-
modity whether similar to any of the above or otherwise;
"produce of the Colony" means any produce grown, captured
or produced in the Colony, or of which the processing
or the manufacture has been partially or fully per-
formed within the Colony;
"producer" means the grower, breeder, rearer or catcher of
any produce in the Colony or any person who has the
right to dispose of such produce, the right having been
acquired other than by purchase of the produce;
"purchase" includes the taking of produce in exchange for
other goods or on account of any claim of indebtedness;
also the delivery of produce under any agreement to pur-
chase-the same in certain eventualities; and also the
completion of any contract for the sale or purchase of
produce, nothing further being required to vest the
property and possession in the purchaser;
"specified produce" means any produce of the Colony which
has been specified by an Order of the Governor in Coun-
cil in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance.

Incorporation 3. (1) For the purposes of this Ordinance there shall be es-
of the Market- tablished a Board to be called the Marketing Board which shall
ing Board. be a body corporate under that name with perpetual succession
and a common' seal which shall be officially and judicially noticed.
The seal shall be authenticated by the signatures of the Chairman
and one other member of the Board, The Board may sue and be










No. Marketing Board. 1959.


sued in its corporate name and may for all purposes be described
by that name.
(2) Until a seal is provided in accordance with the provi-
sions of this section, a stamp bearing the words "The Marketing
Board, St. Vincent", and authenticated by the signatures of the
Chairman and one other member of the Board may be used in-
stead of such a seal.

4. (1) The Board shall consist of nine members of whom Membership of
one shall be an ex-officio member and eight shall be appointed the Board.
by the Governor in Council.
(2) The ex-officio member shall be the Superintendent of
Agriculture.
(3) The appointed members shall consist of the following
persons-
(a) The Chairman who shall preferably be a person
having special knowledge and experience of trade
and the marketing of produce;
(b) an Agricultural Officer, other than the Superinten-
dent of Agriculture;
(c) some person having a sound knowledge of Account-
ing;
(d) a producer who shall be a person actively engaged in
the growing of produce on a large scale and who
shall be nominated by the St. Vincent Planters'
Association;
(e) one who shall be a person having special knowledge
and experience of, and actively engaged in, trade,
preferably the export trade in produce, and who shall
be nominated by the St. Vincent Chamber of Com-
merce; and
(f) three who shall be persons nominated by bodies who
have been approved as and declared to be nominat-
ing bodies:

Provided that until such time as any associa-
tion or body of persons has been declared by the Gov-
ernor in Council to be a nominating body for any
specified produce, the Governor in Council may ap-
point growers' representatives not exceeding three
in number to be temporary members of the Board.
(4) In the event of the illness or absence from the Colony
of the Chairman, the Governor in Council may appoint a tem-
porary Chairman from among the other eight members of the
Board.
(5) The powers of the Board may be exercised notwith-
standing any vacancy in their number.






4

Marketing Board.


Tenure of
Office of mem-
bers of the
Board.





















Approved
associations and
nominating
bodies.


Power of
Governor in
Council to make
regulations.


5. (1) Members of the Board appointed by the Governor
in Council shall hold office for a period of two years from the
date of their appointment:
Provided however that temporary members of the Board
appointed pending the approval and declaration of nominating
bodies shall cease to be members upon the nomination of mem-
bers by any approved nominating body:
Provided further that any appointed member may resign his
office by notice in writing under his hand given to the Governor
in Council.
(2) Where any appointed member of the Board is absent
from any three consecutive meetings of the Board except for
some reason approved by the Governor in Council, such person
shall cease to be a member of the Board.
(3) If a vacancy occurs by death, resignation, effluxion of
time, or otherwise, in the office of any appointed member of the
Board, the vacancy shall be filled by the Governor in Council in
the -manner provided by section 4 of this Ordinance, but any
person appointed to fill a casual vacancy shall hold office so long
only as the member in whose place he is appointed would have
held office.
(4) Any person ceasing to be an appointed member of the
Board shall be eligible for re-nomination and re-appointment to
the Board.

6. (1) The Governor in Council, on an application being
made to him by any association of producers, and on being
satisfied-
(a) that its constitution is such as to ensure that all
its members have the right to participate directly
or indirectly in the election or appointment of its
governing body, and
(b) that the association has as its principal object the
furtherance of the interests of its grower-members,
may declare such association to be an approved as-
sociation within the meaning and for the purposes
of this Ordinance.
(2) Where an approved association has as a substantial
majority of its members growers of any specified produce, the
Governor in Council may, by a notice published in the Gazette,
declare such approved association to be a nominating body, and
such association shall thereupon be entitled to nominate a per-
son for appointment as a member of the Board.

7. (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations to be
published in the Gazette-
(a) regulating the procedure of the Board and requiring
returns and reports;


1959.








Marketing Board.


(b) prescribing the principles to be followed by the Board
in the exercise of their powers;
(c) placing restrictions or limitations on the exercise of
the powers of the Board;
(d) imposing fees to be collected by the Board in respect
of licences or any other matter or thing, and provid-
ing for the disposal of such fees; and
(e) generally for carrying out the purposes of this
Ordinance.

(2) Subject to any such regulations, the Board may regu-
late its own procedure.


8. The Board may appoint, at such remuneration and on
such terms and conditions as it may determine, a Manager and
such other officers and servants as may be necessary and proper
for the efficient management of the business of the Board, and
may require any officer or servant so appointed to give such se-
curity as may be deemed proper for the due execution of his
duties:

Provided that no appointment at a salary of two thousand
four hundred dollars per annum or upward shall be made with-
out the prior approval of the Governor in Council.

9. (1) The Manager shall be the Chief Executive Officer of
the Board and shall have all such powers and perform all such
duties as are or may be conferred or imposed upon him by this
Ordinance or by any rule or regulation made under this Ordin-
ance.

(2) Notwithstanding the dissolution or other determination
of the Board, the Manager shall continue to hold office until his
employment shall be determined by the Board.

(3) The Manager shall attend all meetings of the Board
and shall keep minutes of the proceedings at every such meeting.
He shall not however be entitled to vote at any such meeting
but may be called upon to give such information as may be
required by the Board at any meeting.

10. The members of the Board and the Manager and other
officers for the time being of the Board may be indemnified out
of the assets of the Board from and against all actions, proceed-
ings, costs, charges, losses, damages and expenses which they or
any of them shall or may incur or sustain by reason of any act
done or omitted in or about the execution of their duty in their
respective offices except such, if any, as they shall incur or sus-
tain by or through their own wilful neglect or default respectively.


Appointment of
Manager and
other officers
and servants.


Powers and
duties of
Manager.


Indemnity of
members and
officers of the
Board.











No. Marketing Board. 1959.


Funds of the 11. The Funds of the Board shall consist of-
Board. (a) such moneys as may accrue from the operations of
the Board;
(b) such sums as may be borrowed by the Board from
time to time;
(c) such moneys as may from time to time, with the ap-
proval of the Finance Committee of the Legislative
Council, be appropriated from public funds; and
(d) such other moneys as may from any source and at
any time be granted or allocated to the Board.

Loans and 12. (1) The Board shall not, without the prior consent of
Advances, the Governor in Council, borrow any sum of money, or mortgage
or pledge its assets for the repayment of any sum borrowed or
owing by the Board.
(2) The Governor may, with the approval of the Finance
Committee of the Legislative Council, by warrant under his hand
authorise the Accountant General to make advances to the Board
in such sums and on such terms and conditions as the Governor
may think fit for the purposes of this Ordinance.

Application of 13. (1) The funds of the Board shall be applied towards-
the funds of the (a) the remuneration of the members, officers and ser-
Board. vants of the Board;
(b) the payment of the cost of acquisition of any land
or building for the purposes of this Ordinance:
Provided however that no land or building shall
be purchased by the Board without the prior appro-
val of the Governor in Council;
(c) the purchase, construction, maintenance and re-
placement for the purposes of this Ordinance of any
processing equipment;
(d) the payment of the rent of premises used by the
Board in the carrying on of its business;
(e) the payment of all rates and taxes on any land,
building or other property acquired by the Board;
(f) the payment of all expenses duly incurred for the
purposes of this Ordinance;
(g) the purchase and processing of produce;
(h) the purchase of stocks of commodities for sale to
producers to facilitate their operations or for use
in the processing of produce;
(i) the repayment of advances received by the Board
from the Accountant General and of other sums
borrowed by the Board and the payment of interest
thereon;











Marketing Board.


(j) the creation of a reserve fund, as the Board may in
its discretion consider sufficient.
(2) Moneys standing to the credit of a reserve fund may
from time to time be invested in securities generally or specifi-
cally approved by the Governor in Council for that purpose and
the Board may from time to time and with like approval sell any
or all of such securities.


14. It shall be the duty of the Board-
(a) to buy the specified produce of the Colony and to re-
Ssell the same;
(b) to improve, by such means as it shall from time to
time determine, the processing and marketing of
produce for the benefit of producers;
(c) to secure the most favourable arrangements for the
purchasing, handling, storage, exportation, shipping
and marketing of all produce, and, in particular, to
assist agricultural and fishery co-operative societies
to dispose of their produce to the best advantage;
and
(d) upon being required to do so by the Governor in
Council, to make recommendations on any matter
directly or indirectly relating to or affecting any
specified produce.

15. The Board may-
(a) buy produce other than specified produce and resell
the same: provided that this shall not apply to
produce the marketing of which is under the control
of some other statutory authority, without the con-
sent of such other statutory authority;
(b) establish and operate depots and agencies for the
purchase, delivery, grading and sale of specified and
other produce;
(c) enter into contracts for the purchase and sale of
produce upon such terms and conditions as the Board
may deem fit;
(d) enter into contracts' for the transport of any speci.
fled or other produce or of such other commodities
as may facilitate the operations of producers;
(e) establish itinerant systems for the purchase of
produce;
(f) establish and operate mills and other plant for pre-
paring and processing any produce;
(g) establish and operate cold storage or any other form
of storage for produce;


Duties of the
Board.


Powers of the
Board.


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No. Marketing Board. 1959.


(h) regulate the grading of specified and other produce
and prescribe the grades which shall be employed in
the purchase of such produce and the prices to be
paid to producers for each grade;
(i) act as commission agents for the disposal of the pro-
duce of any producer or co-operative society;
(j) trade and deal in feeding stuffs for livestock, seeds,
fertilisers and insecticides and such other commodi-
ties as may facilitate the operations of producers,
(k) purchase, transport, store, insure, handle and sell
any packing material, in such quantities at such
prices and at such times as the Board may from time
to time determine;
(1) make initial payments and pay dividends under such
conditions and at such rates as may be decided by
the Board on the basis of the quantities, types and
grades of produce purchased by the Board;
(m) deduct from the gross proceeds of sale of all produce
sold by it:
(i) a percentage commission to be fixed by the
Board with the approval of the Governor in
Council in respect of each type of produce; and
(ii) allowances to meet the actual cost of direct
working expenses, inland transport, ocean freight
and dock charges, overseas agents' commissions,
and insurance; and
(n) sell by wholesale or' retail in the Colony.

Spe d 16. (1) The Governor in Council may by Order declare any
Species produce of the Colony to be a specified produce and with effect
produce, from such date as may be fixed by the said Order, the Board
shall be the sole purchaser, handler, processor, seller and expor-
ter, of such specified produce, subject to such exemptions as the
Board may from time to time determine in accordance with the
provisions of this Ordinance:
Provided however that no produce shall be declared to be a
specified produce while the marketing or control thereof is at any
time lawfully vested in any other statutory authority.
(2) No person other than the Board shall purchase, sell,
export or otherwise deal in any specified produce except under
a licence so to do granted by the Board.
(3) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of
this section shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance
and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding
one hundred dollars or on a second or subsequent conviction to
a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars.









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17. (1) If at any time the Board is satisfied that it would
be to the best interests of producers so to do, it may appoint
agents for the purpose of purchasing or exporting any produce
on its behalf.
(2) The Board may in its discretion grant, renew or with-
hold licences to purchase or export any specified produce in re-
spect of each crop year or lesser period and may impose conditions
upon the grant or renewal of any such licence.
(3) The Board may also in its discretion cancel or sus-
pend any such licence for a breach of any such condition or for
any other fit and proper reason.

18. The Governor in Council may, after consultation with the
Chairman of the Board, give to the Board directions as to the
policy to be followed by the Board in the exercise of its functions
generally, and, in particular, with reference to any matter within
the scope of the Board's authority which may appear to the
Governor in Council to affect the public welfare as a whole, and
the Board shall comply with all such directions.

19. The Governor in Council may, upon the written applica-
tion of the Committee of Management of any credit society,
empower the Board to act as the agent of such credit society for
the recovery of loans made by the society to producers who are
members of the society by means of deductions from the proceeds
of sale of any specified produce delivered by the producer to the
Board.

20. The Board may, with the approval of the Governor in
Council, take over the assets and liabilities of the Government
Cotton Ginnery and may, from a date to be appointed by the
Governor in Council, carry on all or such of the business activi-
ties of that body as the Governor in Council may direct.

21. (1) The Board may, with the approval of the Governor
in Council, make rules-
(a) prescribing the grades and types of specified produce
it shall accept from producers;
(b) prescribing the prices to be paid to producers in
respect of any grade, type or quality of specified
produce;
(c) providing for the examination and grading of speci-
fied produce;
(d) providing for the control of prices at which specified
produce may be sold for export by licensed exporting
agents;


Board may
appoint agents
and grant
licences.


Governor in
Council may
give general
directions to
the Board.



Governor in
Council may
authorise
Board to act as
agent of credit
societies.


Take-over of
Government
Cotton Ginnery.



Power of
Board to make
rules.


1959.











Marketing Board.


Accounts and
Books.


Annual report
and audit.








Exemption
from Income
Tax.
No. 1 of 1956.


(e) regulating the quantities of specified produce which
may be exported by licensed exporting agents;
(f) providing for the registration of producers of any
specified produce;
(g) prescribing forms of licences; and
(h) generally for carrying out the purposes of this Ordi-
nance.
(2) Rules made under this section may prescribe in respect
of any contravention thereof or failure to comply therewith a
penalty not exceeding fifty dollars on summary conviction.

22. (1) The Board shall keep true accounts of-
(a) all sums of money received and expended by the
Board and the matters in respect of whn-,i such
receipts and expenditures take place; and
(b) the stock in trade of the Board; and
(c) the assets and liabilities of the Board which shall be
prepared in such a manner as to show separately
the fixed or capital assets of the Board and the sums
owing on account of loans or advances.
(2) The Board shall keep a separate account for each com-
modity it handles and no funds in the account of any commodity
shall be used to pay for or in connection with the purchase,
processing, handling or export of any other commodity.
(3) The Board shall cause to be kept proper and sufficient
books of account and other books in relation to its business and
such books shall be kept at the office of the Board and shall be
open to the inspection of members of the Board and the Auditor.

23. The Board shall furnish to the Governor in Council as
soon as possible after the expiration of each financial year a
report upon the administration of the affairs of the Board during
the preceding year, together with a balance sheet and statement
of the revenue and expenditure of the Board duly audited by the
Government Auditor or such other auditor as may be approved by
the Governor in Council. The report, balance sheet and state-
ment shall as soon as possible thereafter be laid before the Legis-
lative Council.

24. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Income Tax Ordi-
nance, 1956, the income of the Board shall be wholly exempt from
income tax.


Passed the Legislative Council this


day of


1959.


Clerk of Legislative Council.


(J. 7/1958.).


1959.























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OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The object of this Bill is to provide for the establishment of a Marketing
Board which would be a centralised organisation for the purchasing, processing
and exporting of locally grown produce.
The Bill contains many of the provisions of the Marketing Board Ordinance,
(Cap. 23, No. 8) of Trinidad and Tobago.

B. F. DIAS,
Crown Attorney.
Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House, Kingstown,
9th March, 1959.








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