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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE


Sublis hed b) Suthoril .


VOL. 93.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 17 MAY, 1960. [No. 22.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES. JOSHUA, Minister for Social Services,
with the administration of the depart-
ment or subject of Housing, in addition
No. 184. to those departments or subjects parti-
COMMONWEALTH YOUTH SUNDAY. cularly enumerated in the Gazette
Notice under reference.
It is notified for general information 17th May, 1960.
that Commonwealth Youth Sunday will (C. 68.)
be observed on May 29th.
Church Services this year, at which
Her Majesty's Message will be read, will No. 186.
be held at 3.30 in the afternoon .ld not TENDERS FOR THE CONVEYANCE
in the morning as in previous year-. OF MAILS AND PASSENGERS
There will be a March Past of the TO AND FROM BEQUA.
Grammar School Cadets, Boy Scours,
Girl Guides and the Junior Red Cross Tenders will be accepted at the Fin-
immediately after the services and His ancial Secretary's Office up to 3.00 p.m.
Honour the Administrator will take th; on Saturday 28th May, 1960, for the
salute in front of the Methodist Church. conveyance daily with the exception of
17th May, 1960. Sunday and Public Holidays, of
Mails, including Parcel Post Mails, Pas-
sengers, to and from the island of
No. 185. Bequia for a period of two (2) years
STATEMENT OF REDISTRIBUTION commencing from 1st June, 1960.
OF RESPONSIBILITIES AMONG The Contractor shall not arbitrarily
MINISTERS. refuse to convey any passenger who
pays or offers to pay his or her fare.
With reference to Gazette Notice The Contract may be terminated by
No. 13 of 9th January, 1960, it is noti- one month's notice on either side.
fled for public information that the A bond with Government for satisfac-
Administrator by virtue of the power tory performance of the contract will be
and authority vested in him by sub-see- required.
tion 1 of section 16 and sub-section 1 of Tenders should state the amount of
section 17 of the St. Vincent (Constitu- subsidy required and must be addressed
tion) Order in Council, 1959, has to the Chairman, Tenders Board, Fin-
charged the Honourable Mrs. IVY INEZ ancial Secretary's Office. The envelope
















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 17 MAY, 1960.-(No. 22.)


should be distinctly marked: "TEN-
DERS FOR BEQUIA MAIL AND
PASSENGER SERVICE'"
17th May, 1960.



No. 187.
TENLERS FOR CONSUL MOTOR
CAR P. 54

Tenders are invited for the purchase
of one Consul Car P. 54 formerly be-
longing to Dr. T. I. PALMER.
2. The vehicle may be inspected at the
Public Works Department compound,
Arnos Vale, on any working day except
Saturday, between the hours of 8 a.m.
and 3.00 p.m.
3. The upset price of this vehicle is
$924.49.
4. Tenders which will be received up
to 12 o'clock noon on Thursday, 26th
May, 1960, must be sealed and addressed
to the Chairman of the Public Tenders
Committee, Financial Secretary's Office,
and distinctly marked "Tenders for
Consul Motor Car P. 54."
17th May, 1960.



No. 188.
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TRADE
COMMISSIONER.

Mr. J. J. MOLAN, arrived in the Terri-
tory of Trinidad and Tobago and as-
sumed duty with effect from 20th April,
1960, as Australian Government Trade
Commissioner in succession to Mr. B. T.
CONNOLLY who has been re-posted as
Trade Commissioner, New York.
17th May, 1960.
(S. 233.)



No. 189.
GEORGETOWN TOWN BOARD
BYE-ELECTION.

Mr. EZEKIEL MARKSMAN was duly
elected a member of the Georgetown
Town Board with effect from 14th
March 1960, and until the current term
expires, vice the Hon. Mrs. IVY JOSHIUA
whose seat became vacant after her re-
signation from the Board on 20th Jan-
uary, 1960.
Mr. VICTOR CRICIITON was the only
other candidate to run for the election.
17th May, 1960.


No. 190.
TEMPORARY JUSTICES OF THE
PEACE.

The following persons have been ap-
pointed temporary Justices of the Peace
of St. Vincent:-
S. A. THOMAS, Esq., Chairman,
Georgetown Town Board.
SIMEON CUMBERBATCH, Esq., Chair-
man, Calliaqua Town Board.
ALPIIONSO DENNIE, Esq., Chairman,
Chateaubelair Town Board.
TIMOTHY PROVIDENCE, Esq., Chair-
man, Troumaca Village Council.
The Honourable C. L. TANNIS, Chair-
man, Bequia District Council.
17th May, 1960.
(S. 144.)

No. 191.
VACATION LEAVE.

Mr. C. M. ROBERTS, Deputy Superin-
tendent of Police, has been granted 3
months' vacation leave with effect from
5th May, 1960.
17th May, 1960.
(P.F. 802.)

No. 192.
Mr. C. G. HUGGINS, Labour Commis-
sioner, has been granted 241 days' vaca-
tion leave with effect from 20th May,
1960.
17th May, 1960.
(P.F. 220 II.)

No. 193.
ACTING APPOINTMENTS.

Consequent on the grant of vacation
leave to Mr. C. M. ROBERTS, Deputy
Superintendent of Police, the following
acting arrangements are effective from
5th May, 1960:-
Mr. R. M. TnoMAS, Assistant Super-
intendent of Police, as Deputy Su-
perintendent of Police.
Mr. P. A. CHARLES, Inspector, as As-
sistant Superintendent of Police.
17th May, 1960.
(J. 7/1957.)
(P.F. 822; P.F. 266.)

No. 194.
LEGISLATION.

The undermentioned Ordinance which
has been assented to by His Honour the
Administrator is published with this
issue of the Gazette:-














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 17 MAY, 1960.-(No. 22.) 11


No. 8 of 1960.-An Ordinance to
amend the Travelling and Subsist-
ence Allowances Ordinance, 1946.
(F. 5/1945 (A).)
17th May, 1960.

No. 195.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.

The Report on the Post Office De-
partment for the Year 1958, is pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette.
17th May, 1960.

No. 196.
THE WEST INDIES.

RECRUITMENT OF OFFICERS
FOR NEW FEDERAL SHIPS.

Applications are invited from suit-
ably qualified persons for appointment
as deck and engineer officers to serve on
the two new ships which are being pro-
vided for The West Indies by the Gov-
ernment of Canada.
2. Particulars of the various posi-
tions and the qualifications required are
as follows:-
Master:
Master's Foreign-going Certificate
with at least 2 years in command,
preferably in passenger carrying
vessels.
Chief Officer:
First Mate's Foreign-going certi-
ficate.
Chief Engineer; Second Engineer:
First Class Ministry of Transport
or equivalent certificate with motor
endorsement.
Radio Officer:
3 years experience and over at sea
with First or Second Class certifi-
cate.


Second Officer:
First Mate's certificate.
Third Officer:
Second Mate's certifi-
cate.
Third Engineer:
Second Class certificate
with motor endorse-
ment.


Prefer-
ably
foreign
going.


Fourth Engineer:
Uncertified.
Chief Steward and Purser:
Previous experience in passenger
vessels for at least 3 years. Prefer-
ably with Cook's qualifications.
Electrician:
Licensed with 3 years service at sea.
In the recruitment of officers, prefer-
ence will be given to suitable West In-


dian candidates in possession of the re-
quired qualifications and experience.
3. Applicants should furnish parti-
culars of their age, qualifications and
experience, with details of certificates
of competency held and the authority
by whom issued, copies of two recent
testimonials, and the names of two re-
ferees. Applications should be ad-
dressed to the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Communications and
Works, Federal House, Port of Spain,
Trinidad, to reach him not later than
the 30th June, 1960.
4. Rates of pay and other conditions
of service have not yet been determined
but these are expected to be approxi-
mately at the level of National Maritime
Board scales applicable to British ships.
5. The ships for which crews are
being recruited are each of 1,500 tons,
with accommodation for 50 cabin and
200 deck passengers, and a cargo capa-
city of some 80,000 cubic feet and will
be engaged in maintaining a regular
service between the various Territories
of the Federation. It is expected that
they will be completed around the mid-
dle of 1961.
The Chief Engineer will be required
to assume duty from four to six months
before the completion date, and the
Master, First Officer, Second Engineer
and Electrician to join the ship some
two to three months later. The remain-
ing Officers will probably be assigned
to the ships just before their delivery
to the Federal Government.
17th May, 1960.

No. 163.
THE WEST INDIES.

VACANCIES IN THE FEDERAL
PUBLIC SERVICE.

Applications are invited from male and
female graduates between the ages of 21
and 45 years for selection and training
as officers who will be available for ser-
vice in the Federal Government's Over-
seas Diplomatic Service when established.
2. Qualifications required
Applicants should normally be Univer-
sity graduates in law, science, arts or
economics who by outlook and aptitude
are suitable to represent the West Indies
abroad.
3. Salaries and Allowances
The grades of officers to be trained
over the next two years will be as fol-
lows:-
Officers of the level of Senior Assist-
ant Secretary at a salary of 1850 will
be trained with a view to assuming ad-
ministrative direction of Embassies or














120 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 17 MAY, 1960.-(No. 22.)


High Commissions in due course in DEPARTMENTAL AND
posts corresponding to First Secretaries
in U.K. Embassies. OTHER NOTICES.
Officers of the level of Assistant
Secretary at a salary of 1350-1550 per MEDICAL REGISTRATION
annum will be trained for appointment
at a level corresponding to Second NCTICES.
Secretaries.
Junior Officers in the grade 750-
850/-1150 will as Cadets receive The uidermentioned person has this
training over a period which will vary day been registered as a Qualified Medi-
with the Officer's experience and pre- cal Practitioner
vious study in this field. On comple- cal Practitioner
tion they will be expected to assume
responsibility as Third Secretaries.
SDuring the training period overseas al- Name Qualifications
lowances including foreign allowances,
rent and children allowances (where ap-
plicable) will be paid to officers in addi- Errington Miles ___fLicentiate in Medi-
tion to salary. These allowances vary Blenkinsopp cine and Surgery
according to the grade of officer, the pro- of Apothecaries,
gramme of training and the location London,1958.
where the training is obtained. The al-
lowances are fixed on the basis that they
adequately cover ._io xp.o 0. L. GARRAWAY,
trainees will have to meet. On satisfac- Medical Registrar.
tory completion of training, an officer
who is posted overseas will also receive Medical Department.
overseas, allowances at rates appropriate
to the country to which he is posted. 12th May, 1960.
4. Training
The normal length of training for a The undermentioned persons have
cadet will be approximately 2 years and this day been registered as Midwives:-
will include a short period of induction
training at Federal Headquarters, a full
academic year at a University or similar Medial Name Reside
institution, an attachment at a British Name Residence
Embassy of from 4 to 6 months followed Dist
by a one-month course in diplomatic
practice. III Seales, Stella Calliaqua.
Training for First and Second Secre- Angela
tries will be similar to that for Cadets V Thom, Elsie Georgetown.
except that, depending upon the qualifi- Hyacinth
cations and experience of the officer, the I McIntosh, Kingstown.
periods spent on the various courses may Harriet Aurora
be shorter. I Browne, Claudia Sion Hill.
5. Candidates will be required as Fed- Alethea
eral Government Officers to conform to I Joshua, Stella Kingstown.
the relevant Regulations in so far as Theresa
they are applicable, to Federal General
Orders and other rules and regulations in
force. O. L. GARRAWAY,
6. Applications should be submitted Medical Registrar.
in quadruplicate on a form which may
be obtained from Government Office, Medical Department.
Kingstown, St. Vincent and should be 12th May, 1960.
addressed to The Chief Secretary, St.
Vincent to reach him not later than the
20th May, 1960.
Candidates who are already in the N.
Public Service should forward their appli-
cations through their respective Govern- The Public is hereby notified that the
ments. Mail Service which is at present oper-
3rd May, 1960. ated by the Motor Vessel "B Trans-
port", between Kingstown and Bequia,
By Order, will be terminated at the 31st May, 1960.
E. A. BRATHWAITE,
Chief Secretary. S. E. SLATER,
Minister for Communications
GOVERNMENT OFFICE, and Works.
17th May, 1960. 9th May, 1960.















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 17 MAY, 1960.-(No. 22.)


CUSTOMS NOTICES. For each Principal subject 1 Os. Od.
For each Subsidiary sub-
ject .. 10s. Od.
accordance with Section 102 of For the General Paper .. 10s. Od.
183 of the Laws of St. Vincent the Local Fee-H.S.C. and
wing articles which have been Joint Exam. .. 5s. Od.
d for breaches of the Customs Or- Entry Forms may be obtained from
e are published for general infor- the Local Secretary. They should be
ion. filled in and returned to him, together
Row-boat approx. 12 ft. with the Treasury receipts not later
Pkgs.-containing 100 Ctn. Anchor than Saturday, 11th June, 1960.
Special Cigarettes Private Candidates, other than Even-
Fish pot ;ing Class Students and Student Teach-
Ball twine ers, should enquire at the Education
Jute Bags Office for further particulars before
.TA Mf U D COY May 21st.


Collector of Customs and Excise.
16th May, 1960.


J. J. ANTROBUS,
Local Secretary (Acting).
6th May, 1960.


It is hereby notified that the under- POLICE NOTICES.
mentioned articles which have been for- P IC N I .
feited for a breach of Section 90, Cap. The following item will be put up for
183 of the Laws of St. Vincent will be sale by Public Auction at Police Head-
sold by Public Auction at H.M. Cus- quarters, Kingstown, on Wednesday,
toms, Kingstown at 10.00 a.m. on Satur- 25th May, 1960, at 10.00 a.m.
day 21st May, 1960. One Row Boat.
1 Row-boat approx. 12 ft. A Am,,.n vrT


1 Fish Pot
1 Ball twine
2 Jute Bags

JAMES H. D. COX,
Collector of Customs and Excise.
16th May, 1960.


EDUCATION NOTICE.

HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE AND JOINT
EXAMINATION FOR THE SCHOOL CERTI-
FICATE AND GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF
EDUCATION 1960.

The Joint Examination for the
School Certificate and General Certifi-
cate of Education and Higher School
Certificate Examination of the Univer-
sity of Cambridge Local Examination
Syndicate will be held at this Centre in
November and December 1960 com-
mencing on Wednesday 16th Novem-
ber.
The fees, which should be paid into
the Treasury, are as follows:-
Joint Examination for the School Cer-
tificate and General Certificate of
Education:-
Full Certificate .. 3 7s. 6d.
Partial Entries (3 subjects
or less) . 1 10s. Od.
Higher School Certificate:-
Entry Fee payable by all
Candidates .. 15s. Od.


Chief of Police.
3rd May, 1960.


THE MOTOR VEHICLE AND ROAD
TRAFFIC REGULATIONS, 1959.

The Parking Lights Exemption Notice
No. 1.

In the exercise of the powers con-
ferred upon the Licensing Authority by
Section 21 (S.S. 12 b & c) of the Motor
Vehicle and Road Traffic Regulations
1959, the following roads or streets and
parts of roads or streets mentioned in
the schedule of this notice are hereby
excluded from the operation of regula-
tion 21 (S.S. 12 b & c) of the Motor
Vehicle and Road Traffic Regulations,
1959.
2. The effect of this notice is that
vehicles stationary at night along the
roads named in the schedule will NOT
be required to have parking lamps.

SCHEDULE.
Middle Street with its junction from
Sharpe Street to Queen Street
Sharpe Street
James Street
South River Road
Egmont Street
Hillsboro Street
Bedford Street
Melville Street
Higginson Street


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SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 17 MAY, 1960.-(No. 22.)


North River Road Accordingly therefore, any person or
Unnamed Streets at Smith's Block persons being British Nationals having
Queen Street claims against the Soviet Union should
Frenches Road communicate with the Custodian of
McKie's Hill Enemy Property at the Registrar's Office,
Paul's Avenue Kingstown as early as possible.
All roads in Kingstown Park H. M. SQUIRES,
All roads in Old Montrose Custodian of Enemy
Property.
Chapman Street 13th April, 1960.
McIntosh Street
Cyrus Street
Webb Street New Montrose SAINT VINCENT.
Wilson Street
Garvey Street IN THE KINGSTOWN MAGISTRATE'S
All roads in Edinboro but not in- COURT FIRST DISTRICT.
eluding the main road from Kingstown CIVIL JURISDICTION
to Fort Charlotte. A.D. 1957.
Issued at Police Headquarters,
Kingstown, this 22nd day of April, Suit No. 452 of 1957.
1960. Between


S. A. ANDERSON,
Licensing Authority,
Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic
Ordinance.
Police Headquarters,
Kingstown,
5th May, 1960.


ST. VINCENT BANANA
GROWERS' ASSOCIATION.

TENDERS FOR STORAGE OF
FERTILIZER.

Sealed Tenders are invited for
storing about 600 Tons of Fertilizer
packed in 200 lb. Bags due to arrive on
or about 26th May, 1960.
Persons tendering should state their
flat charge per bag day and night for
storing in the Banana Association
Shed, Upper Bay Street, Kingstown.
Tenders will be received up to and
including the 18th May, 1960.
The Association does not bind itself
to accept the lowest or any Tender.
Tenders should be addressed to:-
THE SECRETARY,
BANANA GROWERS' ASSOCIATION.
and the envelopes should be distinctly
marked 'TENDER FOR STORING
FERTILIZER'.
7th May, 1960.


FOREIGN COMPENSATION
COMMISSION.
A Statutory Instrument No. 1968 pass-
ed in the United Kingdom in 1959 pro-
vides for the registration by the Foreign
Compensation Commission of certain
claims by British Nationals against the
Soviet Union.


PATRICIA CAMPBELL Plaintiff.
and
INEZ WOODS Defendant.

It is hereby notified for general infor-
mation that the articles hereunder men-
tioned, levied upon by a Writ of Execu-
tion issued in the above Suit, will be put
up for sale by Public Auction at the
Court House, Kingstown, on Saturday the
21st day of May, 1960, at 1.30 p.m.
That is to say:
One Pedal Singer Sewing Machine
Two Morris Chairs
One Centre Table
Four Sitting Chairs

D. A. SALES,
Senior Bailiff.
Magistrates' Office,
Kingstown.
22nd April, 1960.


ST. VINCENT CO-OPERATIVE
ARROWROOT ASSOCIATION.

Notice is given of a Statutory General
Meeting to be held on Saturday 21st
May, 1960, at the Peace Memorial Hall
at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.
AGENDA.
1. Confirmation of the Minutes of a
Statutory General Meeting held
on 27th August, 1959.
2. Presentation of the Accounts for
the year ended 30th September,
1959.
3. Chairman's report.
By Order of The Board.
R. L. G. ROACH,
General Manager.
9th May, 1960.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[Price 30 cents.l
1960.


















SAINT VINCENT.


Report on the Post Office Department for the Year 1958.



GENERAL POST OFFICE,
ST. VINCENT, W.I.,
12th December, 1959.

His Honour the Administrator,
St. Vincent.


Sir,
I have the honour to submit a report on the work of the Post Office for the
year 1958, together with the necessary detailed statements in support.

POST OFFICES AND POSTAL AGENCIES
The number of Post Offices and Postal Agencies in operation during the year
were as follows:- .
General Post Office ...... ........... ...... 1
District Post Offices (full services) ...... ...... 1
Postal Agencies (letters and stamps only) ...... 19

Total ......... ...... 30


At four of the ten District offices the postal work is performed by the
District Revenue Office Staff.

REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE
Revenue in 1958 exceeded Expenditure by $46,336. The total Revenue,
$122,135, was $24,915 in excess of the estimate, due to increased sales of stamps.
This figure represents an increase of $2,260 over 1957 total.
For the record, note should also be taken of the Import Duty on parcels
collected by the Postal Department included under the general Customs Revenue.
This amounted in 1958 to $84,700 as against $68,600 in 1957.
The total Expenditure for the .year was $75,799 which was $4,454 over the
estimated amount and $18,312 over the 1957 total. The increase over 1957 was
due to the general 20% increase in salaries, the increased cost of conveying
foreign mails and the purchase of a second mail van, for use on the Leeward
route.

PERSONNEL
The Colonial Postmaster was assisted by a total Staff of 42-15 at the G.P.O.
and 27 (non-pensionable) officers in the country districts. The Headquarters
Staff consisted of:-
1 Principal Clerk (Deputy Postmaster)
1 Senior Clerk
1 Junior Clerk
5 Class III Clerks
1 Probationary Clerk
6 Postmen.
The probationary clerk was transferred periodically and was not attached
to the Department throughout the year.

AIR MAIL SERVICES
Air mails were conveyed twice weekly to and from Trinidad and Barbados
and once a week to Grenada and Dominica by a Grumman Goose plane chartered
from B.G. Airways Ltd., linking up. with the B.W.I.A. flights in Trinidad and
Barbados. The Goose being a small 5 passenger plane was occasionally unable
to bring all the incoming mail and transit Air Mail from the U.K. and U.S.A.
had on 6 or 7 occasions during the year to be offloaded, and conveyed to St.
Vincent by sea, causing delays of 2 days or more In each case.





















It is expected that this unsatisfactory state of affairs will be ended as tne
new airfield at Arnos Vale comes more fully into operation.

SURFACE MAILS
The Banana Boats operated by Geest Industries Ltd. conveyed mail to and
from the U.K. regularly each week.
Surface mails to the other West Indian Islands, Canada, the U.S.A. and
other countries were forwarded and received via the Federal Steamers (fort-
nightly) as well as by schooners and various steamships calling at the Territory
from time to time. The small motor vessel "Madinina" maintained a regular
weekly service to Grenada and Trinidad while the M.V. 'Carib Clipper' made a
similar though less regular weekly run .to Barbados.

INLAND MAILS
Inland mails were conveyed overland daily on the Windward route between
Kingstown and Georgetown by the Government Mail Van. On the Leeward
coast a contract launch service was employed. There was a daily contract
service by sloop to Bequia. Mail to the other St. Vincent Grenadines was carried
bi-weekly by the 'Madinina' under Government contract.

MISCELLANEOUS
New Postal Agencies
Two new Postal Agencies were opened during the year, at Byera Hill and
Mustique, bringing the total number of Post Offices and Agencies to 30.

Pillar Boxes
There were 3 Pillar Letter Boxes in Kingstown, cleared twice daily.

GENERAL.
The past 4 or 5 years have witnessed a great increase in the volume of postal
work in St. Vincent largely due to emigration of Vincentians, to the United
Kingdom, and to a lesser extent to Trinidad, the U.S.A. and Canada. To give
an example from one branch of the Department's work: the amount paid out
for Postal Orders increased more than ten fold between 1954 and 1958.
More Firms are using the Post Office parcel service for forwarding goods to
St. Vincent, and the available space for stacking incoming bags of parcel mail
and for individual parcels is extremely cramped.
The staff is also inadequate for the increased volume of work, as can readily
be seen by a comparison with the Post Offices in the other islands of the Wind-
ward Group. In addition there is need for training in some larger Post Office.
It is noteworthy that only one post office clerk from St. Vincent, Miss D. M.
Munro, who was attached to a Post Office in the U.K. for a week while on
vacation leave in 1957, has ever had the opportunity of a course of training in
any Post Office outside of the Territory.
My thanks are due to the Post Office staff, both at the G.P.O. and in the
District Offices, for their assistance throughout the year.
With a small staff the overtime, which is an inescapable aspect of post office
work, has to be done almost always by the same people. Yet they have done it
on the whole cheerfully, although there is a point at which, especially in the
case of lady clerks, leisure time at home becomes more valuable than overtime
pay.
The District P.Ms are usually regarded as part-time employees, but in fact
many of them are available for the full day, and even part of the night, to
facilitate late comers for stamps or letters.
I should like to record here my appreciation of their work and their devotion
to duty.

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

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



















APPENDIX I

REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE

REVENUE


Particulars 1956 1957 1958

$ $ $
Commission on Money Orders and Postal Orders. 906 1,891 1,910
Profit on Remittances .........3,151* 1,231
Parcel Postage ...... ............ 1,868 2,303 .2,124
Rent of Letter Boxes ...... ........... 379 503 1,102
Sale of Stamps ............ ...... 56,279 110,762 114,735
Surcharged Postage ...... .... ...... 38 103 50
Receipts from Mail Van ............ 288 1,072 844
Miscellaneous .................. 540 91 139

60,298 119,876 122,135
*NOTE: Includes $1,488 in respect of 1956.





EXPENDITURE


Particulars .


Personal Emoluments
Stamp Vendors' Commission
Incidentals
Conveyance of Foreign Mails
Conveyance of Inland Mails
Implements, Uniforms etc.
M.O. Commission and Parcel Post
Rent of Dstrict Offices
Supply of Stamps ......
Travelling
Maintenance Mail Van
Electricity ...
Purchase New Mail Van
Postal Equipment (Special)
Contribution to Common Stock of Mail Bags


1956 1957 1958

$ $ $
24,251 24,743 31,894*
1,253 1,229 1,445
151 153 173
...... 19,085 19,784 23,037
3,596 3,574 3,603
1,126 1,309 1,512
...... 648 1,400 1,644
...... 471 500 552
...... 774 2,561 5,862
267 437 398
1,408 1,351 2,005
137t
3,627 -3,479
84 433 46
110 12 12

56,851 57,486 75,799


*Includes 20% General Salary Increase.
"Electricity not previously shown under Post Office Expenditure.


APPENDIX II


POSTAL AND MONEY ORDERS

Money Oders Issued

Other
West Inter-
Year U.K. U.S.A. Canada Indies Colo- Inland Total
nial

1954 7,935 1,244 15 24,540 670 8,137 42,541
1955 8,189 1,358 10 24,132 761 7,800 42,250
1956 8,234 1,114 24 30,388 1,299 20,668 61,727
1957 9,579 1,055 141 32,232 1,768 21,840 66,615
1958 12,285 1,419 159 37,459 771 19,928 72,021




















Money Orders Paid


I Other
West Inter-
Year U.K. U.S.A. Canada Indies Colo- Inland Total
nial
$ $ $ $ $ $ $
1954 2,495 96,328 11,224 74,043 12,103 8,982 205,175
1955 5,152 93,784 14,447 53,769 12,817 6,881 186,850
1956 36,684 87,027 15,957 63,432 13,951 21,856 238,907
1957 32,850 76,951 19,099 58,141 12,666 21,301 221,008
1958 36,680 70,581 25,433 57,463 9,382 21,148 220,687


TRADE CHARGE MONEY ORDERS

Amounts collected for C.O.D. Parcels


West
Year U.K. Indies Total

$ $ $
1954 ...... ...... ...... 19,254 70 19,324
1955 .... ...... ...... 20,115 22 20,137
1956 ...... ...... 19,381 151 19,532
1957 ...... ...... 16,915 99 17,014
1958 ..... ...... .... 27,333 126 27,459







POSTAL ORDERS ISSUED


Year No. Value

$
1954 ...... ...... ...... ..... ...... 2,421 8,762
1955 ...... ...... .... ...... ...... 2,871 10,536
1956 ....... .. ...... ...... 2,829 10,144
1957 ...., ..... ... ... ...... 2,928 11,722
1958 ...... ..... ...... ...... 3,967 16,734







POSTAL ORDERS PAID


Year No. Value

$
1954 ...... ...... ..... ...... ...... 7,895 32,469
1955 ...... ... ...... ...... ...... 10,546 48,494
1956 ...... ........ ...... ...... 24,554 171,118
1957 ..... ...... .. ... ..... ...... 26,804 -292,911
1958 ...... ..... ...... 32,759 393,758


















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APPENDIX III

OVERSEA MAILS

Estimated number of Letters and other Articles Received and Despatched:

BY AIR MAIL


1956 1957 1958

Received ...... 367,989 420,516 458,292

Despatched ...... ..... 251,699 281,058 332,051

S 619,688 701,574 790,343






BY SURFACE MAIL


1956 1957 1958

Received ..... 61,389 95,026 122,844

Despatched 83,191 96,032 92,546

144,580 191,058 215,390


APPENDIX IV

OVERSEA PARCEL POST

Number of Incoming Parcels


Origin 1956 1957 1958


U. K. ...... ...... 5,021 5,626 7,068
U. S. A. .... .. ..... 4,833 3,798 4,823
Other Places ... ...... 3,668 4,498 4,596

Total- 13,522 13,922 16,487






Number of Outgoing Parcels


Destination 1956 1957 1958


U.K. ...... ...... 832 1,286 1,448
U. S. A. ...... ..... ...... 852 1,095 1,023
Other Places ...... 1,036 1,080 1,269

Total ..... 2,720 3,461 3,740

























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APPENDIX V

INLAND MAIL

Number of Postal Articles dealt with by the Inland Ofices


1956 1957 1958


Letters ...... ..... ...... 370,513 370,942 372,775
Other Articles ...... ...... 56,186 78,468 80,730

Total .... ... 426,699 ... 449,410 ...453,505..




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