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    Ordinance No. 2 of 1963: An Ordinance further to amend the Bank Holidays Ordinance, Cap, 161
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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 3: The Georgetown Board (Amendment) By-Laws, 1963
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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 4: Proclamation bringing the Small Debts (Amendment) Ordinance, 1962 into operation on the 1st day of March, 1963
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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 5: Proclaiming Tuesday the 26th day of February, 1963, to be observed as a Bank Holiday throughout the Colony
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    Supplement to Gazette: Minutes of the Sittings of the Legislative Council held on 10th and 16th January, 1963
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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE


V 9] INT VINCE b 12 Fthori ...


VOL. 96.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 FEBRUARY, 1963. [No. 8.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.


No. 44.


APPOINTMENT.


Mr. CECIL HINKSON as Assistant
Storekeeper, Public Works Department,
with retrospective effect from 1st Janu-
ary, 1962.
12th February, 1963.
(P.F. 1349.)

No. 45.
VACATION LEAVE.
Miss GRETA JOHN, Class II Clerk,
Registrar's Office, has been granted 72


natives of the Island of St. Vincent,
West Indies.
12th February, 1963.

No. 40.
TENDERS FOR INSURANCE OF
GOVERNMENT OWNED MOTOR
VEHICLES

Tenders are invited for the Insur-
ance of Government owned Motor Ve-
hicles for the period 21st March 1963
to 20th March 1964.


days vacation leave wlth enect irom The number of vehicles for which
6th February, 1963. insurance is required is 120 and tenders
12th February, 1963. should include quotations for insur-
(P.F. 985.) dance against (a) Third Party Risks
(b) Third Party Fire and Theft.
The list of vehicles and insurable
No. 46. value of each may be obtained on
THE ELIZA PHILLIPS BEQUEST request from the Accountant General.
FUND. Tenders which will be received up to
3.00 p.m. on Thursday 7th March, 1963
It is notified for general information must be sealed and addressed to the
that the Administrator-in-Council has Chairman, Public Tenders Committee,
been pleased to nominate Mrs. FREDA Ministry of Finance, Kingstown and
ALLEN as Trustee in the Matter of the distinctly marked on the envelope
Charity of ELIZA PHILLIPS, founded by "Tenders for the Insurance of Govern-
Will proved in the Principal Registry ment owned Motor Vehicles".
in the United Kingdom on the 6th Oc- The Government does not bind itself
tober 1916, for the benefit of the Poor to accept the lowest or any tender and


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reserves the power of accepting any
part of a tender.
Ministry of Finance
5th February, 1963.
(C.M.F. 230).


No. 41.


VACANCY NOTICE.


Applications are invited for the post
of Headmaster, Dominica Grammar
School.
Appointment:
The appointment may be on con-
tract for three years or on the perma-
nent and pensionable establishment,
and is subject to a probationary pe-
riod, medical fitness and to Colonial
Regulations and to the local General
Orders in force for the time being.
Salary:


Salary
(B.W.I.)
$5,004 X


is at the rate of $6,204
per annum, in the scale
$240-$,6444.


Qualifications required.
Degree of a recognized University.
2. Information as to duties of post
and conditions of service is obtainable,
on request from The Chief Secretary,
Government Office, St. Vincent.
3. Applications giving personal data
and accompanied by two recent testimo-
nials (not applicable to Public Officers)
should be submitted to the Administra-
tor, Dominica, not later than the 15th
February, 1963.
5th February, 1963.

No. 47.
LEGISLATION.

The Right Honourable the Secretary
of State for the Colonies has notified
that Her Majesty the QUEEN will not be
advised to exercise her power of disal-
lowance in respect of the following
Ordinances of this Government:

No. 8 of 1962.-An Ordinance to
amend the Kingstown Board Or-
dinance, Cap. 209.
(C.M. 74.)

No. 17 of 1962.-An Ordinance to
amend the Motor Vehicles Insur-
ance (Third Party Risks) Ordin-
ance, 1947.
(1090.)
12th February, 1963.


No. 48.
The undermentioned Ordinance which
has been assented to by His Honour the
Administrator is published with this
issue of the Gazette:-

No. 2 of 1963.-An Ordinance fur-
ther to amend the Bank Holidays
Ordinance, Cap. 161.
(65.)
12th February, 1963.


No. 49.
The following Documents are pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette:-

S.R. & O. No. 3.-The Georgetown
Town Board (Amendment) By-
laws, 1963.
(S.S. 407.)

S.R. & O. No. 4.-Proclamation bring-
ing the Small Debts (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1962 into operation on
the 1st day of March, 1963.
(1091).

S.R. & O. No. 5.-Proclaiming Tues-
day the 26th day of February,
1963, to be observed as a Bank
Holiday throughout the Colony.
(13.)
12th February, 1963.

No. 50.
SUPPLEMENTS TO GAZETTE.

Copies of the Minutes of the Sittings
of the Legislative Council held on 10th
and 16th January, 1963 which may be
seen at Government Office, the Kings-
town Library, and at all Revenue
Offices are published with this issue of
the Gazette.
12th February, 1963.

No. 51.
The Annual Report of the Accountant
General on the Accounts of St. Vincent
for the year 1960 is published for gen-
eral information with this issue of the
Gazette.
12th February, 1963.

No. 52.
The Windward Islands Banana
Growers' Association Annual Report to-
gether with the Annual Accounts cover-
ing the period July 1961 to June 1962
are published for general information
with this issue of the Gazette.
12th February,1963.














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No. 53.
The Report on the audit examination
carried out on the books and accounts
of the St. Vincent Marketing Organiza-
tion for the year ended 31st December,
1960 is published for general informa-
tion with this issue of the Gazette.

By Command,

E. A. BRATHWAITE,
Chief Secretary.

GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
12th February, 1963.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

CONTROL DEPARTMENT NOTICE.

With effect from the week commenc-
ing February 10th, 1963, deliveries of
rice and sugar from the Control Depart-
ment's Warehouse will be made on
Monday, Thursdays, Fridays and Sat-
urdays only. There will be no deliv-
eries on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

P. D. O'N. CRICHTON,
Controller of Supplies.
6th February, 1963.


NOTICE.

BY AUTHORITY OF THE KINGSTOWN
BOARD ORDINANCE, CIIAFTErI' 2'

(Revised Edition)

It is hereby notified for public infor-
mation that the Magistrate of the First
District will hold a Snecial Session at


ST. VINCENT.

CENTRAL HOUSING AND
PLANNING AUTHORITY.

RESOLUTION giving notice of a deci-
sion to adopt a Housing Scheme,
for that parcel of land being a
portion of the Town of Port Eliza-
beth, in the Parish of Grenadines,
and to declare the portion of land
a Housing Area.

Section 7 (1) of the Town and Country
Planning Ordinance No. 2 of 1946.
The following RESOLUTION which
was passed at a meeting of the Central
Housing and Planning Authority, held
on the 10th day January, 1963, is
published for general information.

RESOLUTION
BE IT RESOLVED and it is hereby
resolved that the Central Housing and
Planning Authority have this 10th day
of January, 1963, decided to adopt a
Scheme under the provision of Section
7 (1) of the Town and Country Plan-
ning Ordinance No. 2 of 1946 for
ALL that parcel of land being a
portion of the Town of Port Elizabeth,
measuring more or less One Hundred
and Sixty-nine Thousand, Two Hun-
dred and Ninety-two square feet
(169,292 sq. ft.), and bounded on the
North by a Road on the East by re-
maining lands of Town Board, on the
South by lands of Union Estate, and
on the West by a Road. A Plan of
the portion of land bearing number
GR 76 can be seen at the office of the
Crown Surveyor and at the Office of
the Port Elizabeth Town Board.

B. R. NEEHALL,
Secretary & Technical Officer,
Central Housing and Planning
Authority.


the Court House, Kingstown, on Wed- 9th February, 1963.
nesday 20th February 1963 at 9.30 in
the forenoon, for the purpose of hear-
ing appeals for which due notice shall INCOME TAX NOTICES.
have been given against Assessments
published in the Assessment Lists for
the town of Kingstown, with respect to To The General Public.
the year 1963.
L. G. E. K. LEWIS, Every person concerned, not being a
Magistrate. Government Officer, is hereby reminded
that the latest date for the submission
Magistrate's Chambers, of Income Tax Returns for asses-;ment
Kinstown in the year 1963 is the 31st MTarch, and
in that failure to give notice of charge-
St. Vincent, ability is an offence against the Income
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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 any-
one and that a person is not exonerated
from the statutory liability of making a
return even though a form may not
have been received from the Depart-
ment. Forms may be obtained, on ap-
plication, at the Revenue Offices at
Georgetown, Barrouallie, Bequia and
Union Island, or in any other district
from the Police Station situated therein
or from the Income Tax Department.
Kingstown, where any person requir-
ing information in connection therewith
is invited to enquire.
4. The Form correctly completed,
should be accompanied by all necessary
supporting statements. Specimens of
the form of Account required from


small traders and from occupiers or
cultivators of land will be supplied on
request.
A. J. DASILVA,
Inland Revenue Officer.
Inland Revenue Office,
Kingstown.
3rd January, 1963.


NOTICE.

APPEALS TRIBUNAL.

Notice is hereby given that the
Appeals Tribunal appointed under the
West Indies (Retirement and Compen-
sation) Order in Council, 1962, has ap-
proved Rules for the guidance of per-
sons wishing to appeal to it. Copies of
these Rules are being forwarded to those
persons who have informed the Office of
the Interim Commissioner for the West
Indies that they wish or might wish to
appeal to the Appeals Tribunal. Copies
of these Rules are available on applica-
tion to the following address:-

Office of the Interim Commissioner
for the West Indies,
2 Newbold Street,
St. Clair,
Port-of-Spain,
TRINIDAD.


12th February, 1963.


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SAINT VINCENT


No. 2 of 1963.

I Assent,


S. H. GRAHAM,


[L. S. ]


Administrator.


11th February, 1963.

AN ORDINANCE further to amend the Bank Holidays
Ordinance, Cap. 161.

[ 12th February, 1963.

Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by
and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council of
Saint Vincent and by the authority of the same as follows:-


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Bank Holidays
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1963, and shall be read as one with
the Bank Holidays Ordinance (hereinafter referred to as the
principal Ordinance), and all amendments thereto.

2. The Schedule to the principal Ordinance as replaced
by the Bank Holidays (Amendment) Ordinance, 1960 is
hereby amended by deleting the words "The twenty-third day
of February, which shall be known and referred to as
"Federation Day"."


Short title.
Cap. 161.


Schedule to
principal
Ordinance
amended.
No. 6 of 1960.











































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No. 2. Bank Holidays (Amendment). 1963.


Passed the Legislative Council this 7th day of February, 1963.

O. S. BARROW,
Clerk of Legislative Council.
(65.)


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SAINT VINCENT. r IU3,

STATUTORY RULES AND ORD
1963, No. 3. ~ AP" 22 963

GEORGETOWN TOWN BOARD (AMENDMENT) WS.


(Gazetted 12th February, 1963.)


1. Short title. These By-laws may be cited as the Georgetown Town
Board (Amendment) By-laws, 1963, and shall be read as one with the George-
town Town Board By-laws, 1950, (S.R. & 0. 1950, No. 71) hereinafter referred
to as the principal By-laws.
2. New By-law added to principal By-laws. Immediately after By-law
46 of the principal By-laws, the following new By-law shall be added as By-law
46 A:-
"46A. Rates for Private Water Service. Subject to the terms of
any special agreement made by the Board with any person for the supply
of Water by the Board to any premises, every person to whose premises
water is supplied by the Board by means of a private water service shall, in
addition to any General Water Rate payable, pay the charges, in respect
of appliances and structures on the said premises, as are set out in the
Fifth Schedule to these By-laws.".
3. New Schedule added to principal By-laws. Immediately after the
Fourth Schedule to the principal By-laws, the following new Schedule shall be
added as the Fifth Schedule thereto:-
"FIFTH SCHEDULE. (By-law 46A.).
CHARGES FOR PRIVATE WATER SERVICE.
On all premises:-
(1) With water supplied through-
(a) A pipe with a bore of
/4 inch out of Georgetown $10.00 per annum
(b) A pipe with a bore of
/2 inch in Georgetown 6.00 per annum
X (c) A pipe with a bore of
5P L W 7a 9 Y 2 inch out of Georgetown ...... 6.00 per annum

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(2) Having-
(a) A Septic Tank with 1 seat
for each additional seat up to
3 seats
for each additional seat over
3 seats
S()/A urinal-for each
" .() A public garage with not more than
3 cars
and for every additional car over
3 cars
(d) A private garage
(e) A garden hose


- $ 2.00 per annum

- 1.20 per annum

- 1.00 per annum
- 4.30 per annum

- 7.20 per annum


- 1.20
- 2.00
- 2.40


per annum
per annum
per annum


Made by the Georgetown Town Board under Section 56 (1) (f) of the
Local Government Ordinance, 1951 (No. 17 of 1951) this 8th day of November
1962.

B. BROWNE,
Chairman.



Confirmed by the Administrator under Section 56 (4) of aforesaid Local
Government Ordinance, 1951, this 29th day of January, 1963.

S. H. GRAHAM,
Administrator.
(S.S. 407).

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SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND 01

1963, No. 4.


(Gazetted 12th February, 1963.)


BY THE ADMINISTRATOR.
A PROCLAMATION.


[ L.S. ]


S. H. GRAHAM,
Administrator.


WHEREAS it is enacted by section 3 of the Small Debts (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1962, that the said Ordinance shall come into operation on a date
to be fixed by the Administrator by Proclamation:
Now THEREFORE I, SAMUEL HORATIO GRAHAM, the Officer for the time
being administering the Government of the Colony of Saint Vincent, pursuant
to the authority in me vested by the said Ordinance do hereby proclaim that
the aforesaid Ordinance shall come into operation on the 1st day of March, 1963.
GIVEN under my hand and the Public Seal of the Colony of Saint Vincent
at Government Office in the said Colony this 7th day of February,
One thousand nine hundred and sixty-three and in the Twelfth Year
of the Reign of Her Majesty QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
(1091.)


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STATUTORY RULES AND ORDE

1963, No. 5. 22 A


(Gazetted 12th February, 1963.)


BY THE ADMINISTRATOR.

A PROCLAMATION.
[ L.S. ]
S. H. GRAHAM,
Administrator.
WHEREAS by section 7 of the Bank Holidays Ordinance, Cap. 161, it is
enacted that it shall be lawful for the Governor in Council from time to time,
by Proclamation in the Gazette, to appoint a special day to be observed as a
Bank Holiday throughout the Colony:
Now THEREFORE I do, in accordance with the advice of the Executive
Council, and pursuant to the authority in me vested by the said Ordinance,
hereby appoint Tuesday, the 26th day of February, 1963, to be observed as a
Bank Holiday throughout the Colony.
GIVEN under my hand and the Public Seal of the Island of Saint Vincent
at the Government Office in the said Island this 12th day of February
in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixty-three
and in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her Majesty QUEEN
ELIZABETH THE SECOND.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
(13.)


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SAINT VINCENT.

MINUTES OF THE NINTH SITTING OF THE THIRD SESSION OF
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL- HELD AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER,
KINGSTOWN, ON WEDNESDAY, 16TH JANUARY, 1963 AT 10.00 A.M.

PRESENT :

The Honourable E. F. ADAMS, Speaker,
S B. F. DIAS, Attorney General,
S E. T. JOSHUA, Member for Central Windward, Chief Minister,
C. L. TANNIS, Member for the Grenadines, Minister for Com-
munications and Works,
S S. E. SLATER, Member for North Leeward, Minister for Social
Services,
,, ,, A. C. G. ALLEN, Member for Kingstown, Minister for Trade
and Production,
H. F. YOUNG, Member for South Leeward,
S L. C. LATHAM, Member for South Windward,
S Mrs. I. I. JOSHUA, Member for North Windward,
S R. M. CATO, Member for East St. George,
S A. C. HADLEY, First Nominated Member,
S R. F. MARKSMAN, Second Nominated Member.

ABSENT:
The Honourable H. A. HAYNES, Member for West St. George.

PRAYERS.
Mr. Speaker read the prayers of the Council.

ANNOUNCEMENTS.
There were no Announcements.
NOTICES OF MOTIONS:
The Honourable Member for East St. George gave Notice of the following
motion:
WHEREAS the workmen's Compensation Ordinance No. 21 of 1939 of
St. Vincent is now outmoded and unrealistic in its various provisions.
BE IT RESOLVED that Government give consideration to revising this
Ordinance in order to protect the interests of the workers of the territory.

NOTICES OF QUESTIONS.
The Honourable Member for East St. George gave Notice of the following
Question:

























Will the Chief Minister please state whether it is the intention of this
Government to discontinue the functioning of the various Village Councils
and Small Town Boards.
Will the Minister please state why there has been this considerable
delay in constituting these local bodies.
Is the Chief Minister aware of the unrest which prevails throughout
the country due to the failure of Government to have these bodies duly
constituted ?

The Honourable Member for South Leeward gave Notice of the following
Question:
Will the Chief Minister please state the reasons it was found necessary
to appoint an auditor to check on the accounts of the Federated Workers
Union of which the Chief Minister is President.
Will the Chief Minister please state why the funds of the Taxpayers
of this country were used to defray the cost of this audit.
Will the Chief Minister further state why a prominent member of his
own party was appointed and paid to carry out this audit.
The Honourable Member for South Windward gave Notice of the following
Question:
Will the Chief Minister please make a statement of Government's
policy on the future of the Agricultural Credit Societies of this country.
Will the Chief Ministei please state what is the total amount now
owing by these societies ?
PETITIONS.
No Petitions were presented.
BILL.
FOR FIRST READING:
The Kingstown Board (Amendment) Bill.

The Honourable Chief Minister seconded by the Honourable Attorney
General moved that the Bill be now read a second time.

The Honourable Member for East St. George debated the motion and
moved an amendment to leave out the word "now" and add at the end of
the question "upon this day three months". The amendment was seconded
by the Honourable Member for South Leeward, put and resolved in the negative
without division.
The Bill was then read a second time and passed the Committee stage with
the following amendments:
Clause 2: Sub-clause (a) was deleted and the following new sub-clause
was substituted:
"(a) by substituting the words 'after every annual election' for
the words 'in every year' appearing in subsection (2) thereof; and".

























Clause 2, sub-clause (b) : The figure "3" was substituted for the figure
"2" appearing at lines 1 and 3 respectively.
Upon the order for third reading the Honourable Member for East St.
George gave notice of his intention on third reading, to move "That the Bill
be re-committed." The Honourable Chief Minister seconded by the Honourable
Attorney General moved that the Bill be now read a third time by title and
passed.
The Honourable Member for East St. George seconded by the Honourable
Member for South Leeward moved that the Bill be recommitted. The question
was put and resolved in the negative without division.
The Bill was then read a third time by title and passed.
The Honourable Member for East St. George then gave notice of his inten-
tion to protest against the decision of the Council with respect to the Bill.
ADJOURNMENT.
On the motion for the adjournment the following Members spoke on the
subjects indicated hereunder:
Honourable Member for South Windward:
Sugar Cane Workers for Antigua,
Employment after completion of Harbour Scheme,
Village Councils and Town Boards.
Honourable Minister for Communications, Works, Labour and Tourism:
Sugar Cane Workers for Antigua,
Trips abroad by Ministers and other Members of Council,
Village Councils and Town Boards.
Honourable Member for South Leeward:
Conveyance of Mails,
Trips abroad by Ministers and other Members of Council,
Mt. Bentinck Sugar Factory.
Honourable Chief Minister:
Sugar Cane Workers for Antigua,
Honourable Member for East St. George:
Sugar Cane Workers for Antigua.
Town Board elections.
The Question "that this Council do now adjourn sine die" was then put
and agreed to.
Council accordingly adjourned sine die at 12.35 p.m.

E. F. ADAMS,
Speaker.
Confirmed this 7th day of February, 1963.

E. F. ADAMS,
Speaker.


























SAINT VINCENT.

MINUTES OF THE EIGHTH SITTING OF THE THIRD SESSION OF
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HELD AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER,
KINGSTOWN, ON THURSDAY, 10TH JANUARY, 1963 AT 10.00 A.M.


PRESENT:

The Honourable E. F. ADAMS, Speaker,
, ,, B. F. DIAS, Attorney General,
, ,, E. T. JOSHUA, Member for Central Windward, Chief Minister,
C. L. TANNIS, Member for the Grenadines, Minister for Com-
munications and Works,
S. E. SLATER, Member for North Leeward, Minister for Social
Services,
S A. C. G. ALLEN, Member for Kingstown, Minister for Trade
and Production,
S H. F. YouNG, Member for South Leeward,
,, L. C. LATHAM, Member for South Windward,
. Mrs. I. I. JOSHUA, Member for North Windward,
S. R. M. CATO, Member for East St. George,
S H. A. HAYNES, Member for West St. George,
S A. C. HADLEY, First Nominated Member,
,, R. F. MARKSMAN, Second Nominated Member.

PRAYERS.
Mr. Speaker read the prayers df the Council.

MINUTES.
Minutes of the Sitting held on 6th December, 1962 copies of which had
been previously circulated were taken as read and were confirmed.

NOTICES OF MOTIONS.
There were no Notices of Motions.

NOTICES OF QUESTIONS.
There were no Rotices of Questions.

PETITIONS.
No Petitions were presented.

























QUESTION.
The Honourable Member for South Leeward asked the question stand-
ing in his name:
Will the Minister for Trade and Production please state the amount
of Loans made to fishermen, the names of such fishermen and respective
amounts from 1957 to November, 1962

The Minister for Trade and Production replied as follows:
The information requested in respect of the year 1957 to the year
1962 is contained in the statement which I now circulate:


Nov., 1957
Dec., 1959
May, 1961
August, 1961


Conrad Adams of Union Island
Bequia Fishermen's Co-operative Society ..
Canouan's Fishermen's Co-operative Society'
Frederick de Roche of Canouan
Charles Simmons of Bequia
Union Island Fishermen's Co-operative
Society


$1,500
5,000
780
4,000
1,500

1,000


An amount of $5,000 was approved for this Society which has so
for taken up $1,000.


Sept., 1961


Jan.,
Feb.,
March,
Nov.,


1962
1962
1962
1962


George Sheppard of Questelles
Sanford Dopwell of Layou
Simeon Cumberbatch of Calliaqua
Barrouallie Fishermen's Co-operative
John Degradds of Clare Valley
Aldric King of Bequia
Leon Ollivierre of Bequia


Supplementary Questions:

The Honourable Member for South Leeward asked:
Are these all bona fide fishermen?
The Minister replied in the affirmative.

The Honourable Member for South Windward asked:
Is Simeon Cumberbatch a fisherman?
The Minister replied:
He is down as a fisherman.

The Honourable Member for East St. George asked:
Could the Minister say whether any of these sums have been as yet
repaid ?
The Minister replied:
Payments have been made on most of the loans.


Society


400
100
4,000
5,000
100
3,000
3,478.75.


























PAPERS.
The following Members laid on the Table the Council Papers indicated
hereunder:
Honourable Chief Minister:
Council Paper No. 31 of 1962: Minutes of Finance Committee Meeting
of 19th October, 1962.
Council Paper No. 1 of 1963: Report of the Director General of the
Overseas Audit Service on the Accounts of St. Vincent for the year
1958.
Council Paper No. 2 of 1963: Report of the Director General of the
Overseas Audit Service on the Accounts of St. Vincent for the year
1959.
Council Paper No. 3 of 1963: Income Tax (Evasion of Tax Payments)
(Prevention) (Amendment) Rules.

Honourable Minister for Social Services.
Council Paper No. 4 of 1963: Education Department Annual Summary,
1961.
Council Paper No. 5 of 1963: St. Vincent Public Library Report for the
year 1959.
Council Paper No. 6 of 1963: St. Vincent Public Library Report for the
year 1960.
Council Paper No. 7 of 1963: St. Vincent Public Library Report for the
year 1961.

With reference to Council Papers No. 31 of 1962 and No. 1 of 1968 the
Chief Minister explained that the Reports in question were inadvertently
omitted when the Principal Auditor's Reports were laid, that the comments
contained therein are essentially the same and that a full explanation of the
queries raised has already been forwarded to the Secretary of State.

MOTION.
The Honourable Member for East St. George seconded by the Honourable
Member for South Leeward moved the following Motion standing in his name:

WHuaAs, the people of St. Vincent are becoming increasingly alarmed
at the perilous state of the island's water system.
AND WHEREAS storage and ,chlorination facilities for water are com-
pletely inadequate to meet the needs of the population in various parts
of the island.
AND WHEREAS in the event of an emergency such as Hurricane there
is no provision for a water supply for more than two days.
























AND WHEREAS in the Capital town of Kingstown and its suburbs the
people are often deprived of any water supply for days at a time and can
only obtain drinking water during certain hours of the night.
AND WHEREAS in various villages and areas in the constituency of
East St. George such as Fairhall and Whim no provision is made for a
drinking water supply and the poorer people are compelled to travel miles
in order to collect water for daily needs.
AND WHEREAS in certain areas such as Calder and Belmont the people
are forced to share their source of water with the frogs and vermin which
infect the dam and pond.
AND WHEREAS in areas such as Choppins, Victoria Village and Ridge
water never flows through the few available pipes for months on end.
AND WHEREAS the health of the entire island is severely threatened
by this tragic state of affairs which could easily lead to an epidemic.
BE IT RESOLVED that Government treats the situation as an emergency
and take immediate steps to give priority to solving the water problem of
this territory, and giving some measure of relief to the distressed inhabi-
tants.

The Chief Minister and the Minister for Communications and Works joined
the debate. Frequent and loud words of interruption came from the Opposition
benches whilst the Minister for Communications and Works was making his
contribution and, although Mr. Speaker repeatedly warned the Members con-
cerned, he was rarely heard in silence and the interruptions culminated with
an uproar on the Opposition benches. Mr. Speaker then suspended the Sitting
for fifteen minutes.

Sitting suspended 11.15 a.m.
Sitting resumed 11.30 a.m.

The Honourable C. L. Tannis continued and finally amended the motion
to read as follows:
WHEREAS the people of St. Vincent are becoming increasingly alarmed
at the state of the island's water system.
AND WHEREAS storage and chlorination facilities for water are completely
inadequate to meet the needs of the population in various parts of the
island.
AND WHEREAS in the event of an emergency such as Hurricane there
is. no provision for a water supply for more than two days.
AND WHEREAS in the Capital town of Kingstown and its suburbs the
people are often deprived of any water supply for days at a time and can
only obtain drinking water during certain hours of the night.
AND WHEREAS in various villages and areas in the constituency of
East St. George such as Fairhall and Whim no provision is made for a
drinking water supply and the poorer people are compelled to travel miles
in order to collect water for daily needs.
























AND WHEREAS in certain areas such as Calder and Belmont the people
are forced to use water from dams and ponds.
AND WHEREAS in areas such as Choppins, Victoria Village and Ridge
water never flows through the few available pipes for months on end.
BE IT RESOLVED that Government treat the situation as an emergency
and take immediate steps to give priority to solving the water problem
of this territory, and giving some measure of relief to the distressed
inhabitants.
The amendment was seconded by the Honourable Minister for Social
Services. The Honourables H. F. Young, R. M. Cato and E. T. Joshua joined
the debate and the question was put and resolved in the affirmative without
division.
BILLs.
FoR FIRST REANDNG:
The following Bills were introduced and read a first time:
The Kingstown Board (Amendment) Bill,
The Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill,
The Legislative Council (Elections) (Amendment) Bill,
The Summary Conviction Offences (Amendment) Bill,
The Law Reform (Tortfeasors) Bill,
The Law Reform (Contributory Negligence) Bill.
ADJOURNMENT.
The Honourable B. F. Dias seconded by the Honourable E. T. Joshua
moved "that this House do now adjourn sine die".
Question put and agreed to.
Mr. Speaker was about to adjourn accordingly when the Honourable L. C.
Latham rose. Mr. Speaker permitted the Honourable Member to speak but
reminded him that in future he should rise before the question is put.
The Honourable L. C. Latham then began to speak on the subject of
Sugar Workers for Antigua vis-a-vis the closing down of the Mount Bentinek
Cane Factory. The Honourable Chief Minister interrupted on a point of order
after which the Honourable L. C. Latham continued. Mr. Speaker rose and
informed the Member that upon the question being put and agreed to "that
this House do now adjourn sine die" there could be no further debate, and
that although he was inclined to permit the member to continue he regretted
that he had no alternative but to adjourn the House. Mr. Speaker took the
adjournment in the midst of an uproar from the Opposition Benches.
House accordingly adjourned sine die at 1.00 p.m.
E. F. ADAMS,
S" speaker.
Confirmed this 7th day of February, 1963.

E. F. ADAMS,
Speaker.




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