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SAINT VINCEiNT


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE


Iublisthib b Autthborift.


VoL. 101.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 23 JANUARY, 1968. [No. 5.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.

No. 13.
APPOINTMENT.
MARRIAGE OFFICER.

Reverend TI-OM-AS MCQuAID, S.F.M.
as :.I:lrriage Officer, with effect from
23rd January, 1968.
23rd January, 1968.
(M.P. 180.)

No. 14.
VACANT POST.

VACANCY FOR POST OF WELFARE OFFICER,
EAST CARIBBEAN COMMISSION, LONDON.
Applications are invited from persons
with wide experience in welfare work or
with a degree or diploma in the Social
Sciences for the post of Welfare Officer
in the East Caribbean Commission in
London.
2. The basic salary of the post is
$7,200 (EC) per annum with an Over-
seas Al!awance of $960 (EC) per annum.
The appointment will be on a contract
for a period of three years in the first
instance, and will be subject to termina-
tion on six months' notice on either side.
3. A gratuity at the rate of 121/2%
of basic salary will be payable on the
satisfactory completion of the contract.


1. The officer will be responsible for
the welfare of students and migrants
and the placing of students in universi-
ties and other institutions of learning.
The officer will also be required to un-
dertake any duties assigned to him from
time to time by the Commissioner.
5. Living quarters are not provided
but the officer will be paid a house allow-
ance of $1,200 (EC) per annum.
6. Applications on the prescribed
forms, accompanied by two (2) recent
testimonials, should be addressed to the
Executive Secretary West Indies (Asso-
ciated States) Council of Ministers,
Bridge Street, Castries, St. Lucia, to.
reach him not later than 31st March
1968. Application forms and further
particulars may be obtained from the
Executive Secretary, the Secretariat,
St. Lucia. or from the Permanent Secre-
tary, Chief Minister's Office, Kingstown,
St. Vincent, and from the Eastern
Caribbean Commission, 10 Haymarket,
London S.W. 1.
23rd January, 1968.

No. 15.
LEGISLATION.

The following Documents are pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette:-
S.R. & O. No. 1.-The Tariff Book
(Amendment) Order, 1968.














22 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 23 JANUARY, 1968.-(No. 5.)


S.R. & O. No. 2.-The Port Officers
(Harbour) (Amendment) Regula-
tions, 1968.

S.R. & O. No. 3.-The Kingstown
Board (Travelling Agents) Bye-
Laws, 1968.

S.R. & O. No. 4.-The Supplies
(Control) (Prices) (Replacement)
(Amendment) Regulations, 1968.
(T.P. 667.)
23rd January, 1968.

No. 16.
The undermentioned Ordinances which
have been assented to by His Honour the
Administrator are published with this
issue of the Gazette:-
No. 1 of 1968.-An Ordinance further
to amend the Education Ordinance,
1937.

No. 2 of 1968.-An Ordinance to
amend the Supplies (Control) Or-
dinance, 1954.
23rd January, 1968.

No. 17.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.

Copies of the Minutes of the Tenth
Sitting of the First Session of the Legis-
lative Council held on the 21st Decem-
ber, 1967, which may be seen at Govern-
ment Office, the Kingstown Library and
all Revenue Offices are published with
this issue of the Gazette.
23rd January, 1968.

No. 6.
TENDERS FOR MOTOR CAR SERVICE.

Sealed Tenders are invited for the
provision of motor car service for the
conveyance of public officers during
1968.
The Tenders submitted should contain
particulars of the charges proposed to
be made for waiting. Rates submitted
should not exceed those contained in
Statutory Rules and Orders No. 13 of
1952.
The contract will be terminated by
one month's notice on either side, and
the person to whom the contract is
awarded will be required to enter into
a bond with Government for the satis-
factory performance of the contract.
Tenders close at 3.00 p.m. on Thurs-
day, 25th January, 1968 and should be
addressed to the Secretary, Central
Supply Tenders Board, Ministry of
Finance, Kingstown, and distinctly
marked on the envelope "Tenders for
Motor Car Service".


Government does not bind itself to
accept the lowest or any tender.
Ministry of Finance.
9th January, 1968.
By Command,
O. E. LEIGERTWOOD,
Establishment Officer.
ESTABLISHMENT OFFICE,
23rd January, 1968.

DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

INCOME TAX NOTICES.

TO GOVERNMENT OFFICERS

All Government Officers are hereby
reminded that the latest date for the
submission of Income Tax Returns for
assessment in the year 1968 is the 31st
January, and that failure to give notice
of chargeability is an offence against
the Income Tax Ordinance, rendering
the person concerned liable on convic-
tion to a fine not exceeding ONE
THOUSAND DOLLARS and in default
of payment to imprisonment with or
without hard labour for a term not
exceeding four months, and after
judgement has been given for that
penalty to a further penalty of fifty
dollars for every day during which the
refusal, failure or neglect to render any
document continues.
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
$600.00 is required to submit a return
on the prescribed form notwithstand-
ing that on account of approved de.
ductions no tai:: 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 through their
Heads of Departments. It is to be
clearly understood, however, that the
Income Tax Department is under no
obligation to send a return to anyone
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
application, at the Revenue Offices at
Georgetown, Barrouallie, Bequia and
Union Island, or in any other district
from the Police Station situate therein,
or from the Income Tax Office. Kings-
town. vwher any person requiring in-
forma;'on in connection therewith is
invited to enquire.














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4. Where Officers are in receipt of
income other than salaries, the form
should include particulars thereof and
should be accompanied by the neces-
sary supporting statements.
N. R. CUMMINGS,
Comptroller of Inland Revenue (Ag.)
Inland Revenue Office,
Kingstown,
3rd January, 1968.


4. The form correctly completed
should be accompanied by all neces-
sary statements. Specimens of the
form of account required from small
traders and from occupiers or culti-
vators of land will be supplied on
request.

N. R. CUMMINGS,
Comptroller of Inland Revenue (Ag.)

Inland Revenue Office,
Kingstown,
3rd January, 1968.


TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC


Every person concerned, not being
a Government Officer, is hereby re-
minded that the latest date for the sub-
mission of Income Tax Returns for
assessment in the year 1968 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 on sum-
mary conviction to a penalty not ex-
ceeding ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS
and in default of payment to imprison-
ment with or without hard labour for
.a term not exceeding four months, and
after judgement has been given for
that penalty to a further penalty of
fifty dollars for every day during
which the refusal, failure or neglect
to render any document continues.
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
$600.00 is required to submit a return
in the prescribed form notwithstand-
ing that on account of approved de-
duc.aions 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 exoner-
ated 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 district
from the Police Station situate therein
or from the Income Tax Department,
-Kingstown, where any person requir-
ing information in connection there-
with is invited to enquire.


POLICE NOTICE.

Notice is hereby given that the Chief
of Police acting in accordance with the
provisions of Section 13 (3) of Ordin-
ance No. 30 of 1956, has approved the
use of Messrs. Texaco West Indies Ltd.,
Arnos Vale for the storage of Banana
Spray Oil.
The amount stored at any one time
shall not exceed twenty-five tons.

S. A. ANDERSON,
Chief of Police.
13th January, 1968.


SAINT VINCENT

CENTRAL HOUSING AND
PLANNING AUTHORITY

RESOLUTION GIVING NOTICE OF A
DECISION TO PREPARE A NINTH
SUPPLEMENTARY SCHEME OF THE
REGIONAL SCHEME FOR KINGSTOWN
AND ITS SURROUNDINGS.

Section 10 of the Town and Country
Planning Ordinance No. 2 of 1946.

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION which
was passed by the Authority on the 4th
January, 1968, is published for general
information.

RESOLUTION
BE IT RESOLVED and it is hereby
resolved that the Central Housing and
Planning Authority has this 4th day of
January, 1968, decided to dezone, (un-
der the provisions of Section 10 of the
Town and Country Planning Ordinance
No. 2 of 1946), for the purpose of oper-
ating a Petrol Service Station.














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That parcel of land lying in the
Parish of St. George, known as Lot
No. 4, Bentinck Square, and bounded
on the North by the property of
Stanley Nanton, on the South by
Tyrell Street, on the East by Bentinek
Square, and on the Weit by the
property of Robert U. Jacobs.
A plan of the portion of land bearing
number P1, can be seen at the Office of
the Central Housing and Planning
Authority.

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


NOTICE.

IT IS HEREBY notified for general
information that Mrs. ERMINE ADINA
SLATER of Vermont, but at present in
the United Kingdom intends to apply to
a Judge in Chambers of the West Indies
Associated States Supreme Court for an
order to correct a certain error in the
record of her marriage which was
solemnized on the 8th April 1959 at the
Kingstown Methodist Church, St. Vin-
cent.
Dated the 23rd day of January, 1968.
EMMANUEL F. ADAMS,
Solicitor for
ERMINE ADINA SLATER.


SAINT VINCENT

CENTRAL HOUSING AND
PLANNING AUTHORITY

RESOLUTION GIVING NOTICE OF A
DECISION TO PREPARE A NINTH
SUPPLEMENTARY SCHEME OF THE
REGIONAL SCHEME FOR KINGSTOWN
AND ITS SURROUNDINGS.

Section 10 of the Town and Country
Planning Ordinance No. 2 of 1946.

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION which
was passed by the Authority on the 4th
January, 1968, is published for general
information.

RESOLUTION
BE IT RESOLVED and it is hereby
resolved that the Central Housing and
Planning Authority has this 4th day of


January, 1968, decided to dezone, (un-
der the provisions of Section 10 of the
Town and Country Planning Ordinance
No. 2 of 1946), for the purpose of oper-
ating a Petrol Service Station.
That parcel of land lying in the
Parish of St. George, known as Lot
No. 5 Bentinek Square, and bounded
on the North by the property of
Texaco West Indies Ltd., on the South
by Tyrell Street, on the East by
Bentinck Square, and on the West by
the property of Mr. Charles Findlay.
A plan of the portion of land bearing
number P1, can be seen at the Office of
the Central Housing and Planning
Authority.

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


NOTICE.

WEST INDIES ASSOCIATED
STATES SUPREME COURT

IN THE HIGH COURT
(CRIMINAL JURISDICTION)
(ST. VINCENT CIRCUIT)

A.D. 1968.

FEBRUARY CRIMINAL ASSIZES

Notice is hereby given that a sitting
of the Supreme Court of the West
Indies Associated States in its CRIM-
INAL JURISDICTION will be held at
the Court House, Kingstown, on Tues-
day 6th day of February, 1968 at 10.00
o'clock in the forenoon and continuing.
All parties concerned, also such persons
as are bound over by recognizance to
prosecute, answer charges or give evi-
dence or summoned as Jurors or wit-
nesses, are hereby commanded to give
their personal attention and attendance.

BY COMMAND

A. T. WOODS,
Registrar Supreme Court (Ag.)

Registrar's Chambers,
Kingstown,
St. Vincent.
23rd January, 1968.


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SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 23 JANUARY, 1968.-(No. 5.) 2i


WEST INDIES ASSOCIATED STATES SUPREME COURT

IN THE HIGH COURT (APPELLATE JURISDICTION)

(ST. VINCENT CIRCUIT)

A.D. 1968.


APPEALS FROM THE DECISION OF MAGISTRATES


Before the Honourable Mr. Justice Neville Peterkin President and
Mr. Justice Elvin St. Bernard at the Court House, Kingstown on the llth &
12th days of January, 1968.


Case & No.


Result


CRIMINAL


51/1966
Reginald Douglas
vs
Chief of Police
8/1967
Milton Young &
Bertram Millington
vs
Attorney General
1/1968
Joel Hoyte
vs
Attorney General
2/1968
Evans Ralph
Vu
Attorney General
3/1968
Charles Graham
vs
Attorney General
4/1968
Stradford Charles
vs
Attorney General
5/1968
Cyril Hoyte
vs
Attorney General


1st Charge-appeal allowed. No order as to costs.
2nd Charge-appeal dismissed. Magistrate's de-
cision affirmed.

Appeal dismissed. Conviction and Sentence upheld.
No order as to costs.



Appeal allowed. Conviction and sentence set aside.
No order as to costs.


Appeal disallowed. No order as to costs.



Appeal dismissed. Conviction and sentence con-
firmed. No order as to costs.


Appeal allowed. Conviction and sentence set aside.
No order as to costs.


Appeal dismissed. Conviction and sentence con-
firmed.


CIVIL


1/1968
Loretta, Baptiste
vs
Beryl Lewis
2/1968
Leon Sargeant
vs
Bennie Brewster


Appeal allowed. Judgment for Deft. $10.00 costs
in Magistrate's Court and $15.00 costs to Appeal
Court.

Appeal dismissed. No order as to costs.


A. T. WOODS,
Registrar Supreme Court (Ag.).













26 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 23 JANUARY, 1968.-(No. 5.)


WAGES REGULATION PROPOSALS

PROPOSALS ONLY-To be posted until 9th February, 1968

Further notice will be given if a Wages Regulation Order is made giving
,effect to the proposals set out hereunder.

WAGES COUNCIL ORDER NO. 2 OF 1968.

THE INDUSTRIAL WORKERS WAGES COUNCIL.
The Industrial Workers Wages Council hereby gives notice of its inten-
tion to submit to the Administrator, proposals for fixing the Statutory mini-
mum remuneration and holidays with pay specified in the Schedule I below.
The Wages Council will consider any written representation with respect
to these proposals sent to it within 14 days of the 23rd day of January, 1968.
Any such representation should be signed by the persons making the same
(giving his or her address) and sent to the Secretary of the Wages Council.
Copies of the proposals can also be obtained from the Secretary of the Wages
Council.
It is desirable that persons making objections should state precise
grounds of their objections.
Dated this 10th day of January, 1968. Issued by the Order of the Indus-
trial Workers Wages Council.

R. IRVIN SAMUEL,
Secretary.
Ministry for Trade, Production, Labour & Tourism,
Department of Labour,
Bay Street,
Kingstown.


SCHEDULE I

MINIMUM REMUNERATION FOR TIME WORK
1. The minimum remuneration to be paid to workers to whom this Order
applies, employed on time work, shall be as follows:-
(a) Workers in Industrial Undertaking set out in paragraphs (a), (c)
and (d) of the Schedule to Wages Council (Industrial Undertakings) Order,
1958 (S.R. & O. 1958, No. 25)-
Men ...... ..... $2.60 per day for a day of 8 hours
Women ...... ..... $2.10 per day for a day of 8 hours
(b) Workers in Industrial Undertaking set out in paragraph (b) of the
Schedule to the Wages Council (Industrial Undertakings), Order, 1958-
Men ...... ..... $3.00 per day for a day of 8 hours
Women ...... ..... $2.40 per day for a day of 8 hours

MINIMUM REMUNERATION FOR OVERTIME
2. Whenever a worker to whom this Order applies, employed on a time
work, works, with the consent of his employer, for more than 8 hours on any
ordinary day, he shall be paid for every hour or part thereof time and a half,
and for all work done on Sundays and public Holidays, double time: Pro-
vided that this does not apply to workers employed in the shift system but
whose total earnings shall not be less than the daily minimum wage when
such earnings are divided by the number of days worked in the period,
whether paid on a weekly, forthnightly, or monthly basis.














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MINIMUM REMUNERATION FOR WATCHMEN

3. Any watchman employed in Industrial Undertakings to whom this
Order applies shall be paid the minimum remuneration as follows:-
(a) Watchmen employed in Industrial Undertakings set out in para-
graphs (a), (c), and (d) of the Schedule to the Wages Council (Industrial
Undertakings) Order, 1958, shall be paid $2.60 per shift of 12 hours.
(b) Watchmen employed in Industrial Undertakings set out in para-
graph (b) of the Wages Council (Industrial Undertakings) Order, 1958, shall
be paid $3.00 per shift of 12 hours.
Provided that watchmen shall not be required to work overtime, nor
shall they be entitled to be paid at overtime rates for work done on Sundays
or public holidays.

MINIMUM REMUNERATION FOR PIECE WORK AND TASK WORK

4. The minimum remuneration to be paid to workers to whom this Order
applies, when employed on piece work for a period of 8 hours shall not be
paid less than the daily minimum wage.

HOLIDAYS WITH PAY
5. Every worker to whom this Order applies shall be entitled to holi-
days with pay as follows:-
(a) 14 working days holidays with pay for 201 days and over worked
(b) 12 ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, 176-200 days worked
(c) 10 ,, ,, ,,,, 151-175 .
(d) 8 ,, ,, ,, ,,,, 126-150 .
(e) 6 ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, 100-125
Provided that a worker shall not be entitled to more than 14 days holi-
days with pay in any one year.
Provided further that a worker shall, in addition to the above be entitled
to 7 days sick leave with full pay on the production of a Medical Certificate.
Provided further still that a worker shall not be entitled to more than
7 days sick leave with pay in any one year.


NOTICE

WORKERS TO WHOM THIS ORDER APPLIES; AS PROVIDED BY
THE WAGES COUNCIL (INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS)
ORDER, 1958.

Any worker employed by any person, firm, association, corporation or
undertaking (not including workers to whom theWages Council (Agricultural)
Order, 1956 and the Wages Council (Port Workers) Order, 1957, apply)
engaged in connection with the following industrial undertakings:-

(a) Mines, quarries, and other works for the extraction of minerals from
the earth.
(b) Industries in which articles are manufactured, altered, cleaned, re-
paired, ornamented, finished, adapted for sale, broken up, demolished, or in
which materials are transformed, including ship-building, and the generation,
transformation and transmission of electricity and motive power of any kind.
(c) Construction, reconstruction, maintenance, repair, alteration or de-
molition of any building, harbour, dock, pier, canal, inland waterway, road,
tunnel, bridge, viaduct, sewer, drain, well, telegraphic, or telephone instala-
tion, electrical undertaking, water-work or other work of construction as
well as the preparation for or laying of the foundation of any such work or
structure.













28 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 23 JANUARY, 1968.-(No. 5.)


(d) Transport of passengers or goods (including agricultural produce
and fertilizers) by road or waterway (but excluding transport by hand and
inter island transport).
N.B.: This NOTE does not form part of this Order, but is merely added for convenience.





WEST INDIES ASSOCIATED STATES SUPREME COURT

COURT OF APPEAL


NOTICE OF SITTINGS.


Pursuant to rule 4 (1) of the Federal Supreme Court Rules 1959 the
Chief Justice has directed that during 1968 sittings of the Court of Appeal
shall be held in the undermentioned States for the hearing of appeals pending
therefrom commencing on the days herein stated:-

Antigua 23rd January 30th April 17th September

Dominica 20th February 15th June 15th November

Grenada 11th January 25th April 11th September

St. Christopher- 26th February 1lth June 12th November
Nevis-Anguilla

St. Lucia 12th March 3rd July 10th December

St. Vincent 19th March 1st July 3rd December

Fixtures will be made for Montserrat and the Virgin Islands when
necessary.

By Order of the Chief Justice.


(Sgd.) E. C. WILKINSON,
Acting Chief Registrar.
Chambers, Court of Appeal,
St. George's,
GRENADA.
9th January, 1968.



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SAINT VINCENT

MINUTES OF THE TENTH SITTING OF THE FIRST SESSION OF
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, HELD AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER,
KINGSTOWN, ON THURSDAY, 21ST DECEMBER, 1967
AT 10.00 A.M.

PRESENT
The Honourable C. ST.C. DACON, Speaker,
S R. M. CATO, Member for East St. George, Chief Minister,
S S. E. SLATER, Member for North Leeward, Minister for
Uommunwations and Works,
J. L. EUSTACE, Member for South Leeward, Minister for
Education and Social Services,
J. F. MITCHELL, Member for the Grenadines, Minister for
Trade, Production, Labour and Tourism,
S L. C. LATHAM, Member for South Windward, Member without
Portfolio,
S E. T. JOSHUA, Member for Central Windward, Leader of the
Opposition,
,, Mrs. I. I. JOSHUA, Member for North Windward,
S R. F. MARKSMAN, Member for West St. George,
S H. K. TANNIS, Member for Kingstown,
E. A. C. HUGHES, Nominated Member,
S J. A. FERDINAND, Nominated Member,
S N. 0. JACOBS, Acting Attorney General,
PRAYERS:
Mr. Speaker read the prayers of the Council.

DEATH OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA.
The Honourable R. Milton Cato, Chief Minister, sought and obtained leave
of Mr. Speaker and the Council to move the following motion:
BE IT RESOLVED that this Legislative Council express its sincere regret
on the passing of the Right Honourable Harold Holt, Prime Minister of
Australia, and that a message of sympathy be forwarded to the Parliament
of Australia and to the bereaved relatives of the Prime Minister.
Leave being granted, resolution accordingly moved.
The Honourable E. T. Joshua, Leader of the Opposition, seconded the
motion.
Question put and resolved in the affirmative without division.
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CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES:
Minutes of the Sitting held on 16th November, 1967 copies of which had
been previously circulated were taken as read and were confirmed.

PRESENTATION OF PAPERS:
The following members laid on the Table of the Council the papers indicated
hereunder:
Chief Minister & Minister of Finance:
Council Paper No. 14 of 1967: Administrator's Direction to the
Accountant General dated 10th November, 1967.
Council Paper No. 15 of 1967: Report of the Senior Auditor on the
audit of the accounts of the Colony for the year 1965.
Council Paper No. 16 of 1967: Minutes of Finance Committee of
14th August, 1967.
Minister for Trade, Production, Labour & Tourism:
Council Paper No. 18 of 1967: Annual Report of the Registrar of
Cooperative Societies for the year 1966.
Council Paper No. 19 of 1967: Lands & Surveys Department Annual
Report for the year 1964.
ORAL ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
1. Hon. E. T. JOSHUA (Central Windward) asked the Minister for Trade,
Production, Labour & Tourism whether in view of our adverse trade
balance, and our plight due to the devaluation of the Pound, he will
see it fit to remove all regulations aimed at restricting trade of our
local produce (including the recent regulations concerning the limita-
tion on the export of sea foods).
The Minister replied:
There are no regulations in existence aimed at restricting exports'.
As a result of devaluation the Ministry has bargained for and secured
increased prices for fish sold to French currency areas. Fish is sold for
export daily.

Supplementary Question
Honourable E. T. Joshua (Central Windward) asked the Minister
whether he would allow a more liberal export than 500 lbs.
The Minister replied in the affirmative.

2. The Honourable E. T. JOSHUA (Central Windward) declined to ask the
Chief Minister & Minister of Finance the following question which
stood in his name:







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In view of the devaluation of the Pound what steps does the
Government intend to take to soften the effect which devaluation might
have on the community.

The Honourable Member stated that he was not prepared to ask a
question which was not submitted by him.

Mr. Speaker drew the Member's attention to S.O. 19 para. 2 as follows:
"(2) If the Speaker is of the opinion that any question of which a
Member has given notice to the Clerk infringes the provisions of any Stand-
ing Order or is in any way an abuse of the right of questioning, he may
direct-
(a) that the Member concerned be informed that the question is out
of order; or
(b) that the question be entered in the Order-Book with such altera-
tions as he may direct."
3. Hon. E. T. JOSHUA (Central Windward) asked the Chief Minister &
Minister of Finance how many trips were made abroad on conferences
at Government's expense by the Chief Minister and other Ministers
of Government, and the cost of each trip (including passages) from
26th June, 1967 to 28th November, 1967.
The Chief Minister replied:
The information requested by the Honourable Member is contained
in the statement now circulated.

Details of Visits abroad by the Chief Minister and Other Ministers of
Government between 26th June and 28th November 1967



Hon. R. M. Cato-Chief Minister and Minister of Finance *
Cost
1 July 23-24 Official discussions in Barbados. 81.70
2 ,, 29-31 ,, ,, 124.10
3 August 27 to Sept. 2 Official discussions in Guyana 350.90
4 October 18-28 W.I.S.A. Meeting in St. Lucia and Heads
of Government Conference in Barbados 460.45
5 November 5-8 W.I.S.A. Council of Ministers--Antigua 213.00
6 ,, 18th Official discussions in Barbados 124.10

$1,354.25









Hon. J. F. Mitchell-Minister of Trade, Production, Tourism and Labour
1 June 30-July 8 Meeting of Meteorogical Council in
Guyana 522.10
2 Sept. 5-13 Official discussions in Puerto Rico,
St. Lucia, Antigua and Martinique 576.50
3 Oct. 22-28 Heads of Government Conference in
.... Barbados 287.70
4 Nov. W.I.S.A. Council of Ministers Conference
-Dominica 280.40

$1,666.70

Hon. L. C. Latham-Member without Portfolio
Nov. National Day Celebrations in Dominica 199.20

Total Expenditure $3,220.15

The total cost of passages etc. for the period stated is $3,220.15. It
would be interesting to note, however, that expenditure for the same period
in 1966 amounted to $7,571.14.
MOTION-BUSINESS OF THE COUNCIL
The Honourable Chief Minister moved that Notice be dispensed with
under S. 0. 25 for the purpose of listing the following items on the Order Paper:
(a) The Supplementary Appropriation (1967, No. 4) Bill-First Reading.
(b) The Aliens (Land Holding Regulation) (Amendment) Bill-First
Reading.
Question put and agreed to.
Items accordingly listed.
ORDERS OF THE DAY
1. The Money Lending (Amendment No. 2) Bill was introduced and read a
-first time.
Motion made and Question put and agreed to that the Bill be taken
through all its stages at this meeting. (S.O. 46 para. 2).
The Honourable Chief Minister moved that the Bill be now read a
second time.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time.
The Honourable E. T. Joshua debated the Bill.
The Honourable E. A. C. Hughes joined the debate.
The Chief Minister replied.
Council went into Committee to consider the Bill.
Council resumed.







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Bill reported, read the third time by title and passed with the following
amendment:
Clause 2: Delete the words "or cancel" between the words
"amend" and "the" appearing at lines 4 and 5.
2. The Supplementary Appropriation (1967, No. 4) Bill was introduced and
read a first time.
The Honourable Chief Minister moved that the Bill be now read a
second time.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time.
The Honourable E. T. Joshua debated the Bill.
The Honourables S. E. Slater, J. F. Mitchell and R. F. Marksman
joined the debate.
The Chief Minister replied.
Council went into Committee to consider the Bill.
Council resumed.-
Bill reported, read the third time by title and passed without amend-
ment.
3. The Aliens (Land-Holding Regulation) (Amendment) Bill was introduced
and read a first time. .
4. The Education (Andmdment) Bill was introduced and read a first time.
5. The Supplies (Control) (Amendment) Bill was introduced and read a first
time.
6. The Marketing Board (Amendment) Bill was introduced and read a first
time.
7. The Minister for Trade, Production, Labour & Tourism moved the following
motion standing in his name:
BE IT RESOLVED that this Council approve the Supplies (Control)
(Prices) (Replacement) Regulations made by the Administrator in
Council under section 3 of the Supplies (Control) Ordinance 1954
(No. 10 of 1954) the 5th day of December, 1967.
Question proposed.
The Honourable E. T. Joshua debated the motion.
The Minister for Trade, Production, Labour & Tourism replied.
Question put and resolved in the affirmative without division.
8. The Minister for Trade, Production, Labour & Tourism moved the following
motion standing in his name:
BE IT RESOLVED that this Council approve the Supplies (Control)
(Fuel Prices) Regulations made by the Administrator in Council under
section 3 of the Supplies (Control) Ordinance, 1954 (No. 10 of 1954)
the 12th day of December, 1967.









Question proposed.
The Minister debated the motion.
The Honourable E. T. Joshua spoke briefly on the motion.
Question put and resolved in the affirmative without division.

9. The Honourable Chief Minister moved that the Bay Rum and Perfumed
Spirits Bill be now read a second time.
Question put and agreed to.
SBill read a second time. No debate arising.
Council went into Committee to consider the Bill.
Council resumed.
Bill reported, read the third time by title and passed without amend-
ment.

10. The Minister for Communications & Works moved that the Arnos Vale
Airport (Amendment) Bill be now read a second time.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time. No debate arising.
Council went into Committee to consider the Bill.
Council resumed.
Bill reported, read the third time by title aid passed without amend-
ment.

11. The Minister for Education & Social Services moved that the Prisons Bill
be now read a second time.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time.
The Honourable E. T. Joshua commenced his debate on the Bill.
Sitting suspended 12.30 p.m.
Sitting resumed 2.30 p.m.
The Honourable E. T. Joshua concluded his debate.
The Minister for Education & Social Services replied.
Council went into Committee to consider the Bill.
Council resumed.
Bill reported, read the third time by title and passed without amend-
ment.

12. The Chief Minister & Minister of Finance moved the following motion
standing in his name:









BE IT RESOLVED that this Honourable Council authorise the
Minister of Finance to borrow by means of Fluctuating Overdraft
from Barclays Bank D.C.O. or the Royal Bank of Canada, money
to an' amount not exceeding in the aggregate Nine hundred thousand
dollars during the period 1st January 1968 to 30th June 1968 for the
purpose of meeting the current requirements of the Government.
Question proposed.
The Chief Minister debated the motion.
The Honourables E. T. Joshua and E. A. C. Hughes joined the debate.
Motion made and Question put and agreed to that the words "in the
aggregate" appearing at line 4 between the words "exceeding" and "Nine"
be deleted; and the words "at any one time" be inserted at lines 4 and 5
between the words "dollars" and during".
Question as amended proposed.
The Chief Minister replied.
Question put and resolved in the affirmative without division.
13. Order read for Resumption of debate on the question "that an humble
address of thanks be presented to His Honour the Administrator for the
gracious speech which he delivered to the Legislative Council". [Chief
Minister & Minister of Finance.]
The Honourable E. T. Joshua continued and finally concluded his
debate.
Question put and resolved in the affirmative without division-no fur-
ther debate arising.

ADJOURNMENT
The Honourable Chief Minister moved that this Council do now adjourn.
Question proposed.
Members then took the opportunity to exchange the seasonal good wishes.
Question put and agreed to.
Council adjourned accordingly at 4.50 p.m.

C. St. C. DACON,
Speaker.


Confirmed the 18th day of January, 1968.

C. St. C. DACON,
Speaker.




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