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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE

jublishlrd bp uithoritj.


VOL. 95.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY, 1962. [No. 10.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.

No. 43.
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
BUDGET SESSION, 15TH FEBRUARY, 1962.
It is hereby notified for general information that the Budget Session of
the Legislative Council, in respect of the 19G2 Estimates, will be held at the
Council Chamber, Kingstown, on Thur.day, 15th February, 1962, at 10.00 a.m.
The Order of the Day of this Meeting is published with this issue of the
Gazette.
13th February, 1962.

No. 44.
It is hereby notified for general information that the Budget Session of
the Legislative Council, in respect of the 1962 Estimates, will be held at the
Council Chamber, Kingstown, on Thursday, I 3th February, 1962 at 10.00 a.m.
It will be appreciated that there is limitnd seating and standing accommo-
dation in the Council Chamber, and the Public is requested to take notice of
the following arrangements and to co-operate as fully as possible:-
(1) Special Invitees
Special invitations will be issued, as usual, to leading persons in the
community, and seating accommodation will be reserved for these
invitees. Tickets will be issued to them which must be presented
to the Constable stationed at the Eastern Door, i.e. the door leading
up the stairs to the old Crown Attorney's Office. All special invitees,
as well as Members of Executive and Legislative Councils will be
admitted by this door.
(2) Seating accommodation
There will remain, after accommodation is reserved for special
invitees, seats for not more that one hundred (100) other persons.
These seats will not be reserved, but will be allocated to the first




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50 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY, 1962.-(No. 10.)


hundred (100) persons entering the Council Chamber by the Western
Door, i.e. the door leading up the stairs to the Magistrate's Office. A
constable will also be stationed at this door to ensure that entry is
made in an orderly manner.
(3) Standing accommodation
There will be standing accommodation for not more than forty (40)
persons in the Chamber. The';e persons will also be allowed access
to the Chamber by the Constable stationed at the Western Door,
after all seating accommodation is exhausted.

(4) Lobby
A limited number of persons will be allowed to stand in the Lobby
after the Chamber is filled. A Constable will be stationed at the head
of the stairs, outside the Magistrate's Office, to direct persons into the
Chamber and in the Lobby.

(5) Press
Four (4) seats will be reserved for the Press, one of which will be
for the representative of the Vincentian newspaper. The three (3)
remaining seats will be allocated to the three correspondents, who, on
presentation of their credentials to the Clerk, Legislative Council at
Government Office, before the 15th February, obtain the tickets held
by him. No other correspondents will be allowed in the Press Section.

(6) Public address system
A Public Address System will be installed to enable those persons in
the Court Yard, who did not gain entry into the Chamber and Lobby,
to hear the proceedings.
O. S. BARROW,
Clerk, Legislative Council.
13th February, 1962.

No. 45.
PRESENTATIONS OF AWARDS.

His Honour the Administrator will make the following presentations of
awards at the Parade of Local Forces to be held at Victoria Park, Kingstown,
on Federation Day, 23rd February, 1962 at 4.45 p.m.:-
S. A. ANDERSON, Esq., M.B.E.
D. KING, Esq., British Empire Medal
Inspector A. C. ALLEN Colonial Police Medal
Dr. A. D. LOW Commonwealth Award by Chest
and Heart Association, England.
His Honour will also present Army Proficiency Certificates to Officers and
Cadets of the St. Vincent Grammar School Cadet Corps, and Bronze Medallions
and Certificates of the Royal Life Saving Society to Members of the St. Vincent
Police Force.
13th February, 1962.
(752).

No. 40.
IN THE MATTER OF THE LAND ACQUISITION ORDINANCE, 1946.
(No. 22 of 1946)

PRELIMINARY NOTIFICATION.

(Under Section 4 of the Ordinance)

WHEREAS it is enacted by Section 4 of the Land Acquisition Ordinance
(No. 22 of 1946) that if the Administrator-in-Council considers that any land
may be required for a public purpose and it is necessary to make a preliminary
survey or other investigation of the land, he may cause a notification to that
effect to be published in the Gazette:













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY. 13 FEBRUARY, 1962.-(No. 10.) 51


AND WHEREAS the Administrator-iii-(.'Council considers that a portion of
land approximately one acre in extent at Belmont in the Parish of St. George
being part of the property said to belong to the Heirs of Adrianna Scott
(Charles Vanloo et alia) is likely to be acquired for a public purpose, to wit, the
establishment of a Primary School to serve the public in the Belmont/Calder
area:

AND WHEREAS it is necessary to make a prelilninary survey of the said
portion of land;
Now THEREFORE, thi is to require o all persons interested to allow the
Authorised Officer (and his agents, assistants and workmen) :
(a) to enter upon and survey and t..kc levels of any land in any locality to
which the notification relates;
(b) to dig or bore into the sub-soil of such land;
(c) to do all other acts necessary to ascertain whether the land is adapted
to such purpose;
(d) to set out the boundaries of the land intended to be taken, and the
intended line of the work, if any, proposed to be done thereon;
(e) to mark levels and lines by placing marks and cutting trenches;
(f) where otherwise the survey cannot be completed, the levels taken or the
boundaries or line of work set out, to cut down and clear away any
standing crop, fence, tree or bush;
(g) to do all such other acts as may be incidental to, or necessary for, any
of the purposes aforesaid:
WINSTON B. D. JACOBS,
Clerk of Executive Council.

No. 46.
APPOINTMENTS.

His Honour the Administrator has been pleased to approve the appoint-
ment of the following persons as Class 11 Clerks in the General Clerical Service
with effect from 1st February, 1962:-
Mr. GORDON I. BRISBANE -Magistrate's Office
Miss HYACINTH KIRTON -Registry Department
Miss IIERMINE DEFREITAS -Agriculture (Co-operative Division)
Miss VERONICA SEARLES -Treasury Department
Mr. CosMos COZIER -Audit Department
Mr. RONALD D. CAMBRIDGE -Magistrate's Office (assigned for duty at the
Customs and Excise Department).
13th February, 1962.
(P.Fs.: 1193, 1199, 1196, 1198, 1197, 1195.)

No. 47. year's probation, with effect from 12th
His Honour the Administrator has December, 1961.
been pleased to approve of the appoint- 13th February, 1962.
ment of Mr. DOUGLAS HORNE as a Senior (P.F. 1103.)
District Overseer of Roads, Public
Works Department, with effect from 1st
February, 1962. No. 49.
13th February, 1962. His Honour the Administrator has
(P.F. 670.) been pleased to approve of the appoint-
ment of Mr. S. C. CUMMINGS, an Ex-
Saminer of Accounts, Audit Department,
No. 48. as Senior Examiner of Accounts, Audit
His Honour the Administrator has Department, St. Vincent, with retroac-
been pleased to approve the appoint- tive effect from 27th July, 1959
ment of Mr. HAROLD PROVIDENCE as a 13th February, 1962.
Dispenser, Medical Department, on one (P.F. 172.)














52 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY, 1962.-(No. 10.)


No. 50.
TENDERS FOR GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

It is notified for general information that the following tenders have been
accepted for supplies etc. to Government Departments during the year 1962.


Article/Service.


(a) PRISONS DEPARTMENT

Breadfruit -
Plantains -
Potatoes, sweet -
Tannias -
Yams
Kallaloo

(b) MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS:
Milk
(Colonial Hospital,
Nurses Hostel,
Lewis Punnett Home,
Leper Asylum)

Milk
(Colonial Hospital
only)

Milk
(Mental Hospital only)
(c) ANY GovzRNMENT
DEPARTMENT:
Beef, fresh without bone _
Soup Bones

Processed local Cocoa
Delsel Oil



Gasolene
Kerosene


Rate




4c. per pound
6c. per pound
512c. per pound
8Y2c. per pound
6c. per pound
6c. per pound


T lie.

Slc.

10c


per Imperial pint


. per Imperial pint


10c. per 24 oz. bottle



86c. per pound
30c. per pound
86c. per pound

Current wholesale price
at date of delivery less
duty and a discount of
31/4c. per gallon

41c. per gallon
40c. per gallon


UNzIFORM FOR MESSENGERS $11.00 per uniform


MOTOR CAM


30c. per mile
Waiting
First two hours free
Every succeeding hour
50 cents


Contractor.


-M. I. PILGRIM & SONS






EGERTON RICHARDS




CAMDEN PARK EXPERI-
MENT STATION

JAMES PHILLIPS




HUBERT HINDS

GRACE HAMLETT

Esso STANDARD OIL,
S. A. LTD.



COREA & CO. LTD.

A. C. CYRUS



STAR GARAGE


No. 51.
CONFIRMATION.

His Honour the Administrator has
been pleased to approve the confirma-
tion of Miss CARROLL CONNELL in the
post of Departmental Sister, Colonial
Hospital, with effect from 1st Decem-
ber, 1961.
13th February, 1962.
(P.F. 1295.)


No. 52.
VACATION LEAVE.

Miss DORCAS DUBLIN, Departmental
Sister, Colonial Hospital, has been
granted 111 days vacation leave with
effect from 5th February, 1962.
13th February, 1962.
(P.F. 743).














SAINT VINCENT, T]lESDAY. 1:3 1FERUARY, 1962.-(No. 10.)


No. 53.


BANK HOLIDAY.


Under tile Bank Holidays Ordinance,
Friday the 23rd February, 1962 (Fed-
eration Day), being a Bank Holiday.
all Public Offices will be closed on that
dav.
13th February. 1962.



No. 54.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.

Copies of the Miniutes of the Meet-
ing of the Legislative Council held on
the 14th December, 1961, and of the
Special Meeting held on 28th Decem-
ber 19(il, which may be seen at Govern-
menot Office, the Kingstown Library,
and at all Revenue Offices are pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette.
13thl February. 1962.


No. 36.


VACANT POSTS.


VACANT POST OF ASSISTANT TO THE
PLANT PROTECTION OFFICER,
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

Applications are invited for the nlon-
pensionable post of Assistant to the
Plant Protection Officer in the Depart-
ment of Agriculture.
The salary of the post is at thie rate of
$1,668 per annum in the grade $1,668 X
$96-$2,148. Travelling allowance is
also payable in accordance with local
regulations in respect of a means of
transport approved by the Administra-
tion.
Duties will entail work mainly on in-
secticides, herbicides, fungicides and
their most efficient methods of applica-
lion and generally assisting the Plant
Protection Officer and the farming com-
iunity with pest and disease problems.
Candidates in possession of the Cam-
bridge School certificate with credits in
Chemistry and Botany, Zoology or
Biology, or the G.C.E. with passes in
these subjects at Advanced or Ordinary
level will be preferred.
Applications should be in the appli-
cants own handwriting and should be
addressed to the Chief Secretary, Gov-
ernment Office to reach him not later
than 28th February, 1962.
30th January, 1962.


No. 37.
VACANCIES FOR .JUNIOR AGRICULTURAL
INSTRUCTOIlS, DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICI-ULTUE, ST. VINCENT,
WEST INDIES.

Applications are invited from suit-
ally qualified candidates for three
v'lcant posts of Juniior Agricultural
.istrilctor in the Department of Agri-
culture. Applicants who have passed
,ic Cambridge School Certificate with
:redits ill Science subjects or the Gen-
ei :l Certificate of Education with passes
in Science subjects at Advanced or
()-dinary level will be given preference
whili applications are considered.
The appointments are non-pensionable
nmd will be for a probationary period of
oni' :- ar in the first instance.
Thi salary of the posts is $1,032 X
$84 X $1,284 X $96-$1,572 per annum.
Trav'lling Allowance is also payable in
accordance with local regulations in
respect of a means of transport approved
by the Administration.
quarters s are not provided nor any
allowance in lieu thereof.
T'':- duties of the posts include the
il vi Ipment and general supervision of
i,'::lit ag!'icu-ure with special refer-
eniie to soil conservation, land usage,
o-opel)rative p.ocessing and marketing
of crops, livestock development, the ad-
minlistration of laws relating to agricul-
ture and such other duties as may be
reJquired to be performed from time to
I ime.
The successful candidate will be sub-
ie-t to the Colonial Regulations, Gen-
,ril Orders and Financial and Store
PI, is of the Windward Islands and to
?t., various Ordinances and subsidiary
i.-'isition in force in the Colony in as
i; r as they are applicable.
Applications giving full particulars of
the candidate's education and experience
and accompanied by two testimonials,
should be addressed to the Chief Sec-
retar.y, Government Office, St. Vincent,
to reach him not later than 28th Feb-
ruary, 1962.
30th January, 1962.

No. 38.
VACANT POST OF PROPAGATOR
ATTENDANT, DEPARTMENT
OF AGRICULTURE.

Applications are invited for the non-
pensionable post of Propagator Attend-
ant in the Department of Agriculture.
Applicants who have passed the Cam-
bridge School Certificate with credits in
Science subjects or the General Certifi-
cate of Education with passes in Science













54 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY. 1962.-(No. 10.)


subjects at Advanced or Ordinary level
will be given preference when applica-
tious are considered.
The salary of the post is at the rate
of $1,032 per annum in the grade $1,032
X $84--$1,284 X $96-$1,572.
Duties will entail work mainly oni
cocoa propagation and development.
Applications should be in the appli-
cants own handwriting and should be
addressed to the Chief Secretary, Gov-
ernment Olf01ii to reach him not later
than 28th February, 1962.
20th January, 1962.

By Command,

E. A. BRATIIWAITE,
Chief Secretary.

GOVERN MENT OFFICE,
13th Fi.bri'ir-. 1962.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

INCOME TAX NOTICE.

To The General Public.

Every person concerned, not being a
Government Officer, is hereby remind-
ed that the latest date for the submis-
sion of Income Tax Returns for assess-
ment in the year 1962 is the 31st March,
and that failure to give notice of
chargeability is an offence against the
Income Tax Ordinance, rendering the
person concerned liable to a fine not
exceeding SEVEN HUNDRED AND
FIFTY DOLLARS.
2. EVERY PERSON whose income
accruing in, derived from the Colony
or elsewhere and whether received in
the Colony or not for the preceding
year, exceeded the statutory limit of
$480.00 is required to submit a return
in the prescribed form notwithstand-
ing that on account of approved de-
ductions no tax may eventually be
chargeable, and particular attention is
directed to the fact that the term
'income'' is deemed to include not only
money but also allowances in kind.
3. Efforts are being made to send
forms to such persons. It is to be
clearly understood, however, that the
Income Tax Department is under no
obligation to send a return form to
anyone and that a person is not exon-
erated from the statutory liability of
making a return even though a form
may not have been received from the
Department. Forms may be obtained,
on application at the Revenue Offices


at Georgetown, Barrouallie, Bequia
and Union Island, or in any other dis-
trict from the Police Station situate
therein or from the Income Tax De-
partment, Kingstown, where any per-
son requiring information in connec-
tion therewith is invited to enquire.
4. The form correctly completed,
should be accompanied by all neces-
sary supporting statements. Specimens
of the form of account required from
small traders and from occupiers or
cultivators of land will be supplied on
request.
N. R. CUMMINGS,
Acting Inland Revenue Officer.
Inland Revenue Office,
Kingstown.
4th January, 1962.


NOTICE.

The attention of the Public is invited
io Section 12 of the St. Vincent Savings
Bank Rules made on 1/5/36 which reads
as follows:-
"12. Every depositor shall once in
each year, in the month of Feb-
ruary, forward his pass book to
the Manager for examination
and comparison with the books
of the Office, and for entry of
any interest due to the 31st
December previous. If any de-
positor fails to send in his pass
book as herein directed the
Colonial Treasurer may with-
out further formality forthwith
direct that except the with-
drawal of the whole amount no
further transactions shall be
allowed in respect of the
account."
Every depositor who has so far not
forwarded his pass book to the Treasury
is requested to do so as soon as possible.
MOULTON V. WILLIAMS,
Acting Accountant Genieral.
25th January, 1962.


MINISTRY FOR COMMUNI-
CATIONS, WORKS AND LABOUR.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

The Winker Buoy at Union Island,
St. ViTnent Grenadines, is now in work-
ing order and in its original position at
the entrance to the Clifton Harbour.

G. LISLE FRASER,
Port Officer.
6th February, 1962.













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY. 13 FEBRUARY, 1962.-(No. 10.) 35


COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN.

SCHOLARSHIPS TENABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IONG iKONG.

The Hong Kong Government proposes to award two two-year scholarships
each for post-graduate study or research. The.e scholarships will be tenable
at the University of Hong Kong. Applications are now invited for two
scholarships to be awarded for 1962-1964.
Fields of Study
Applications for post- graduate st.dy leading, where appropriate, to a
higher degree, in any of the following general fields will be entertained.
Arts Medicine
Clhinese Language and Literature Ana.tomy
Chinese History Physiology
'lCinese Philosophy Preventive Medicine
Economics Pai ology
Education Medicine
English Surgery
Geography and Geology O)bstetrics and Gynaccology
History
Philosophy
(Social Science)
Science Engineering
Math ematies Civil
Physics Electrical
Chemiiistry Mechl:inical
Botany
Zoology
Allrine Biology Architecture
Applications
Application forms may be obl;in ed from thle Director of Education
(Overseas Students & Scholarships Section) Fung House, 7th floor, 20,
Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong. They should be returned in the first
instance to the Education Officer, Department of Education not later than
28th February, 1962, for transmission to the Director of Education, Hong
Kong, for final selection, not later than 15Lh March, 1962.
Emoluments
Return passages (at tourist rates, i:ormally by air)
University fees
Maintenance Allowance 51. 10. 0 p.m.
Books and Apparatus Allowance 25. 0. 0 p.a.
Additional Travel Allowance 25. 0. 0 p.a.
Clothing Allowance 40. 0. 0 (if necessary.)
Single scholars will be accommodated in University Halls of Residence
and will pay the usual charges, which tlh maintenance allowance will cover.
An additional maintenance allowance of 80 per month will be paid to a
married scholar (who will have to find his own accommodation) provided that
he is married at the time of submitting his application. His wife's passage
also will be paid for only on the same condition.
Qualifications
Candidates must be Commonwealth citizens, and possess a University
degree. They must be under 35 on 1st October, 1962.
Candidates whose native language is not English will be required to
produce satisfactory evidence that they have sufficient competence in English.
Scholars will be expected to reside in Hong Kong throughout the period of
tenure of the scholarship, though they may leave for short periods with the
permission of the University authorities. They may not undertake paid
employment without consent of the Hong Kong Government.
Immigration
Scholars must comply with the normal requirements.
Further Enquiries
Academic enquiries should be addressed to the Registrar, University of
Hong Kong, Bonham Road, Iong Kong; all other enquiries to the Director
of Education.
JEMMOTT J. ANTROBUS,
Acting Education Officer.
Department of Education,
Kingstown,
St. Vincent, W.I.
8th February, 1962.














56 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY, 1962.-(No. 10.)


STAMP DUTIES ON RECEIPTS. Above $ 500.00 and up to $1000.00-10
$1000.00 ,, ,, $2000.00-20
The attention of the general public is $2000.00 $3000.00-30
invited to the Stamp Amendment 00.0 $ .0 0
Ordinance 1952 (No. 6 of 1952) which $ $3000.00 ., $4000.00-40
provides for the payment of Stamp ,, $4000.00 ,., $5000.00-50
Duties on receipts issued-including ,, $5000.00 -$1.00
cash bills for goods purchased at stores, Excenption:
shops or elsewhere:-- A .. ; ..
All i tCI} i~ bl P bI 1 tlWiL


The relevant schedule is as follows:
For the sum of $5.00 and up to
$100.00-04
Above $ 100.00 and up to $ 200.00-06
,, $ 200.00 ,,,, $ 500.00-08


er pi s c ven yval u ay u U
Officer when acting in his official
capacity on behalf of the public.

MOULTON V. WILLIAMS,
Acting Accountant General.
6th February, 1962.


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61

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
HELD AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, KINGSTOWN, ON
THURSDAY, 14TH DECEMBER, 1961, AT 10.00 A.M.

PRESENT:

The Honourable N. S. NANTON, Speaker,
,, ,, B. F. DIAS, Attorney Genelral,
,, ,, E. T. JOSHUA, Member for Central Windward, Chief Minister,
,, ,, C. L. TANNIS, Member for the Grenadines, Minister for Com-
nmunications fnd Works,
,, S. E. SLATER, Member for North Leeward, Minister for Social
Services,
A. C. ALLEN, Member for Kingstown, 3M.inister for Trade and
Production,
,, ,, H. F. YOUNG, Member for South Leeward.
,, ,, L. C. LATHIAM, Mb niber for Nfouth lWindward,
,, ,, Mrs. I. I. JOSHIUA, Mt nber for f ortlh 11 indward,
,, ,, H. A. HAYNES, Member for West SI. George,
,, ,, R. M. CATO, Member for East St. George,
S ,, A. C. HADLEY, First Sominated Member,
,, ,, C. deB. BARNARD, Second Nominated Member.
1. PRAYERS.

Mr. Speaker opened the Meeting with the reading of Prayers.
2. MIUrTES.
Minutes of the Meetings held on lith and 20th November, 1961, copies of
which had been previously circulated were taken as read and were confirmed,
with a minor amendment to the minutes of the 20th November by deleting lines
17 to 23 of page 58.
3. ANNOUNCEMENTS.
Mr. Speaker announced that His Honour the Administrator had informed
him that the matter concerning the election of a Deputy Speaker was referred
to the Secretary of State for comments andIl,,r advice and in view of this it
still seemed inconvenient to proceed with the election.
The Honourable Member for East St. George objected to "undue tampering"
by the Administrator or Colonial Office with the rights of the Legislative
Council in the matter of the election of a Deputy Speaker. Mr. Speaker
explained that as Council failed to elect a member to fill the casual vacancy the
matter was referred to Colonial Office. He nevertheless invited Honourable
Members to proceed with the election if they wished. After some discussion
the matter was again deferred.








4. NOTICES OF MOTIONS.
There were no Notices of Motions.

5. NOTICES OF QUESTIONS.
The Honourable Member for East St. George gave notice of the following
questions:

1. Will the Minister for Communications and Works please state
whether any decision has been arrived at in connection with the appeal for
a Post Office at the Village of Calder ?

2. Will the Minister for Communications and Works please make an
investigation into the shortage of available drinking water in the Belmont
area with a view to bringing some relief to the residents?

The Honourable Member for South Leeward gave notice of the following
question:
Will the Minister for Trade and Production please state whether
negotiations for the sale of the old Cotton Ginnery site have been broken
down or have been abandoned?
If the answer is in the affirmative will the Minister please state what
are the present plans of Government regarding this site?
6. PETITIONS.
No Petitions were presented.

7. QUESTIONS.
The Honourable Member for East St. George asked the first question
standing in his name:
Will the Chief Minister please state what steps have been taken to
reduce the balance of $144,000.00 owing on the Arnos Vale Estate Loan ?

The Honourable Chief Minister replied as follows:
This Government is not aware of the Loan referred to by the Honourable
Member.

The Honourable Member for East St. George asked a Supplementary
question as follows:
Will the Chief Minister please give an explanation of the report in
this detailed statement of Pubile Debt which shows the Government of
St. Vincent as owing a sum of $144,000.00 with interest at 6% ?

The Minister replied:
No loan exists.






The Honourable Member for East St. George asked the second question
standing in his name:
Will the Chief Minister please state the total Public Debt of the
Colony as at 30th September, 1961?

The Chief Minister replied:
The total Public Debt of the Colony as at 30th September, 1961 was
$466,498.74.

The Honourable Member for South Leeward asked the first question
standing in his name:
Will the Chief Minister please state whether there have been any
negotiations for the sale or lease of the island of Canouan or any part thereof
by any would-be investor?
The Honourable Chief Minister replied:
Various persons have from time to time submitted proposals and appli-
cations for the development of tourist resorts in Canouan. Only one
proposal has reached the negotiation stage and that has broken down.

Supplementary Question:
The Honourable Member for South Leeward asked:
On what grounds would the Chief Minister say it was broken down
price?
Honourable Chief Minister replied:
By mutual consent.
The Honourable Member for South Leeward asked the second question
standing in his name:
Will the Chief Minister please state what positive steps have been taken
to amend the Elections Ordinance with a view to preventing corruption and
fraud at Elections?

The Honourable Chief Minister replied as follows:
The Attorney General has drafted amendments to the Legislative
Council (Elections) Ordinance, 1951, and to the Registration Rules con-
tained as a Schedule to the Ordinance.
These draft amendments are now the subject of detailed study to see
whether they cover all loop-holes in the existing Law.
Tli' Honourabl6 Member for East St. George asked a supplementary
questiono ~is fdilows:
Is it ibt the rittntion of Government to consult the Opposition or other
iiit'ejtefdi pesons in.this Ordinance as is done in every other territory of the
West Indies?






The Honourable Attorney General with the consent of the Chief Minister
replied:
The draft will be brought to the House for detailed study and whatever
amendments the Opposition want to put in may be put in at the Committee
stage or the Bill can be put to a Select Committee. That, I think, is the
usual procedure.
The Honourable Member for South Windward asked the first question
standing in his name:
Will the Minister for Trade and Production please state:
(a) Whether it is correct that certain vehicles were ordered for the use of
the Marketing Board?
(b) The total cost of each of these vehicles?
(c) The present location of each of these vehicles?
(d) The use to which they have been put since they were acquired?
The Honourable Minister for Trade and Production replied as follows:
(a) The answer is in the affirmative.
(b) Each truck complete with body cost $4,998.32.
(c) Arrangements were made for the trucks to be taken over by P.W.D.
(d) They were never used by the Marketing Board.
Supplementary Question:
The Honourable Member for East St. George asked with reference to (c) :
Where are they now?
The Minister replied:
They are under the control of P.W.D.
The Honourable Member for South Windward asked the second question
standing in his name:
(a) Whether any work is at present being done or any project carried
out on the Fancy Estate?
(b) Whether a Manager has as yet been appointed to the post at
Fancy Estate?
The Honourable Minister for Trade and Production replied as follows:
(a) The answer is in the affirmative.
(b) The answer is in the negative, steps are being taken, however, to
appoint a Manager.
Supplementary Questions:
The Honourable Member for East St. George asked:
Will the Minister please state What is the nature of the work that is
being done, the nature of the project that is being carried out ?







The Minister replied:
The Manager's house is under construction.
The Honourable Member for South Leeward asked:
Is it true that a Manager has been appointed?
The Minister replied in the negative.

8. MOTIONS.
The Honourable Attorney General sought and obtained leave of the Speaker
and the House to postpone the following motinm standing in his name:

BE IT RESOLVED that the draft Orders entitled the Supreme Court of the
Windward Islands and LeewPrd Islands (Salaries and Miscellaneous Provisions)
Order, 1961, proposed to be made by the Governor-General under the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands (Courts) Order in Council, 1959, be approved.

The Honourable Member for East St. George moved the following motion
standing in his name after Mr. Speaker had drawn his attention to Rule 54 of
the Standing Rules of the House.

WHEREAS there are at present a large number of employees in the Public
Service of this territory whose offices are not pensionable.

AND WHEREAS a custom has developed of granting compassionate allowances
to these officers after long years of service.

AND WHEREAS it is the view of this Council that all such officers should be
entitled to a pension as of right after long years of service.

BE IT RESOLVED that steps be taken to put an end to this discrimination, and
to make provision for bringing all employees who would normally be considered
for a compassionate allowance within the scope and meaning of the Pensions
Ordinance, 1948.

Mr. Speaker then ruled the motion out of order under Rule 54.

The Honourable Member for East St. George seconded by the Honourable
Member for South Leeward moved the second motion standing in his name:
BE IT RESOLVED that this Legislative Council deplores the failure of the
Grant-in-Aid discussions whi:-h took place in Trinidad between the members of
this Government and representatives of the Federal Ministry of Finance.
resulting in useless expenditure of revenue which this territory cannot afford.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that positive and definite option be taken by
the Government to finalise tl( se discussions at the earliest possible date.
During the debate on the motion the sitting was suspended for luncheon at
12.25 p.m.







RESUMPTION-2.10 P.M.
All members were present as in the forenoon. The debate continued and the
sitting was suspended for tea at 5.38 p.m.

RESUMPTION-6.05 P.M.
There was a full debate on the motion after which it was put to the vote and
lost, without division. Ayes 4, Noes 8.
The Honourable Member for East St. George sought and obtained the
permission of Mr. Speaker and the House to postpone the third motion standing
in his name.
9. BILLS.
FaO FIRST READING:
The Law Revision Bill was introduced and read a first time.

FOR SECOND READING:
The Honourable Atorney General sought and obtained permission of the
Speaker and the House to defer the second reading of the Loan Bill.
10. ADJOURNMENT.

On the debate for the Adjournment the fqllowipg members exchange'
Christmas Greetings and spoke on the subjects indicated hereunder:
Honourable Member for South Leeward:
PPP demonstration against Administrator.
Banana Association.
Layou Government School.
Gotton Ginnery.

Honourable Minister for Communications and Works:
Conduct of Members of Opposition.
Minor Salaried Employees.
C.D. & W. Grants.
Arnos Vale Estate Lona.
Layou .Government School.
Cotton Ginnery.

Honourable Member for East St..George:
.Ianor .Salaried Empodyees.
Hansards.
PPP demonstration against Administrator.
Answers to Questions by 'Ministers.








First Nominated Member:
Party Sympathies and/or Support.

Second Nominated Member:
Party Sympathies and/or Support.

Honourable Chief Minister:
Minor Salaried Employees.
Hansards.
Arnos Vale Loan.

The Meeting adjourned sine die at 8.27 p.m.
N. S. NANTON,
Speaker.


confirmedd this 1st day of February, 1962.

E. F. ADAMS,
Speaker.




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