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SA NTi VINCENT


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE


publisAtb hbn AutIritHi.


'VOL. 102.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 18 MARCH, 1969.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.


No. 81.
APPOINTMENTS.

His Honour the Administrator has
been pleased to approve the appointment
of Miss AGNES CORDICE as an Education
Officer in the Ministry of Social Services
and Education, with effect from 7th
December, 1968.
18th March, 1969.



No. 82.
Dr. K. BAKSH as a District Medical
Officer, St. Vincent, for a further period
of three (3) years with effect from 20th
January, 1969.
18th March,1969."
(P.F. 1169.)


No. 83.
His Honour the Administrator has
been pleased to approve the appointment
of Mr. T. E. SPINKS as Mechanical In-
spector, Public Works Department,
Ministry for Communications and
Works, on two (2) years' contract with
effect from 8th March, 1969.
18th March, 1969.


No. 84.
GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY

The following persons have been ap-
pointed to carry out the provision of
Rules 6, 8 and 9 of Annex "C" of the
Carifta Agreement.
The Collector of Customs and Excise
The Chief Agricultural Officer (or his
nominee)
The Chairman, St. Vincent Marketing
Board (or his nominee)
The principal function of the Author-
ity is to issue the required certificate
and/or provide appropriate documen-
tary evidence of origin and assignment
of goods that should be accepted as eli-
gible for area tariff treatment under
Article 5 of the agreement.
18th March, 1969.
(T.P. 763 L.)

No. 85.
TURKISH CONSULAR
REPRESENTATION

It is notified for general information
that Mr. CELADET KIYASI has been ap-
pointed as Consul General of Turkey in
London, England, with jurisdiction
throughout the United Kingdom and
its overseas territories.
As Mr. KIYASI is a Consul General de
carrier steps are being taken in accord-
ance with the normal procedure to


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84 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 18 MARCH, 1969.-(No. 19).


accord him provisional recognition
pending the receipt of his Commission
of appointment and the issue to him
of the Queen's Exequatur
18th March, 1969.
(E.A. 134).


No. 86.
VACANT POSTS.

VACANCY FOR Two POSTS OF JUNIOR
DISTRICT OVERSEER OF ROADS MINISTRY
FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKS

Applications in writing are invited
for two (2) vacant pensionable post.
of Junior District Overseer of Roads,
Roads Division, Ministry of Communi-
cations and Works, with salary scale
$1,392 X $84-$1,500 X $96-$2,040
X $120--$2,S80.
Successful applicants will be altach-
ed to any of the Road Districts on
the mainland of St. Vincent or to the
Grenadines, and will be expected to
re ide in these districts.
2. Applicants are expected to have
a sound secondary education, with
certificates in Mathematics and Eng-
lish of the standard of 'O' Levels
in the General Certificate of Education.
It will be an added advantage if they
are able to read drawings and if they
have experience in the building trades.
The principal duties of the posts will
be to maintain all weather, rough
motorable roads and tracks and bye-
ways in the Territory.
3. Applications accompanied by cer-
tificates of educational qualifications,
a birth certificate and two recent testi-
monials should be addressed to the
Establishment Officer, Establishment
Division, to reach him not later than
27th March, 1969.
18th March, 1969.



No. 87.
VACANT PosTs OF POLICE OFFICERS IN
TIlE ROYAL ST. KITTS, NEVIs, ANGUILLA
POLICE FORCE AND FIRE BRIGADE.

Applications are invited from suit-
ably qualified persons for appointment
to the above po:,s for three (3) years
service on probation with possible per-
manency if confirmed in appointment.
2. Salary is in the scale $1,680/1,884
X $84-$1,968 X $96-$2,256 X $144
-$2,400 X $120-$2,520.


3. Applicants should be between the
ages of 19 and 30 years of age, not less
than 5' 8" in height and of sound
physique.
4. Full details of the posts may be
obtained from the Establishment Offi-
cer, Establishment Office, Kingstown.
5. Applications should be addressed
to the Commissioner of Police, Office
of the Chief of Police, Basseterre, St.
Kitts.
18th March, 1969.


No. 77.
TENDERS FOR INSURANCE OF
GOVERNMENT OWNED
MOTOR VEHICLES.

Tenders are invited for the Insurance
of Government owned Motor Vehicles
for the period 1st April, 1969, to 31st
March, 1970.
The number of vehicles for which in-
surance is required is approximately 120
and tenders should include quotations
for insurance against-
(a) Third Party Risks.
(b) Third Party Fire and Theft.
The list of vehicles and insurable
value of each may be obtained on re-
quest from the Accountant General.
6. Tenders which will be received up
to 3.00 p.m. on Monday 24th March,
1969, must be sealed and addressed to
the Chairman, Public Tenders Commit-
tee, Ministry of Finance, Kingstown,
and distinctly marked on the envelope
"Tenders for the Insurance of Govern-
inent owned Motor Vehicles."
The Government does not bind itself
1o accept the lowest or any tender and
reserves the power of accepting any
part of a tender.
Ministry of Finance.
11th March, 1969.



No. 88.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.

Copies of the Minutes of the Sixth
and Seventh Sittings of the Second
Session of the Legislative Council held
on the 23rd January and 20th Febru-
ary 1969 respectively, which may be
seen at the Government Office, the
Kingstown Library and all Revenue
Offices are published with this issue of
the Gazette.
18th March, 1969.





SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 18 MARCH, 1969.-(No. 19). 85


No. 89.
LEGISLATION.

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

No. 10 of 1969-An Ordinance to
provide for the creation and estab-
lishment of a Central Water
Authority with sole jurisdiction
in all matters pertaining to potable
Water Supply throughout the
Island; for the transfer to that


Authority of the assets and liabili-
ties of existing Water Authorities;
and for purposes connected with
the matters aforesaid.
(C.W. 473).
18th March, 1969.


No. 90.
The following Document is published
with this issue of the Gazette:-
S.R. & 0. No. 7.-Pensionable Offices.
Order, 1969.
1Sth December, 1969.
(Est. 129.)


No. 91.
TENDERS FOR SUPPLIES TO GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.



It is hereby notified for general information that tenders for the supply
of articles mentioned below to Government Departments have been awarded
as hereunder:-


Department
PRISONS


ANY GovT.
DEPARTMENT


Contractor


Breadfruit
Sweet potatoes
Tannias
Yams
Kallaloo
Flour Enriched

Beef, fresh without
bones
Beef fresh with
bones
Soup bones


6 per
8 per
14 ,,
12 ,,
7 ,,


JONATHAN BABB


$14.90 per 100 lb P. H. VEIRA & Co.


96 per lb

803 ,, ,,
36 ., ,,


MILTON KING


EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT


Food Yeast Biscuits $6.60 per carton of
two 10-1b tins.


Ministry for Social Services,
Kingstown.


By Command,


J. V. ALVES,
Permanent Secretary,
Chief Minister's Office.


CHIEF MINISTER'S OFFICE,
ST. VINCENT.
12th March, 1969.


W. J. ABBOTT





86 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 18 MARCH, 1969.-(No. 19).


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

THE GAMBLING, LOTTERIES AND
BETTING ORDINANCE, 1968



Applications for permits to carry on
the following:
(a) business of receiving or negoti-
ating bets or conducting betting
operations, or
(b) by way of business in any man-
ner to receive or negotiate bets
or condiiet such operations, or
(c) to operate a Pin Ball machine,
are invited, by the Gaming Authority.
Applicant should note that it is
necessary to obtain-
(a) a permit, and
(b) a licence.
Application should be made on Form
I, and it will be necessary for the
applicant to state in the application
the following information:
(a) date of birth,
(b) office and usual place of resi-
dcle(r,
(c) place of residence during the
past 5 years,
(d) that during the 12 months pre-
ceding the date cf the applica-
tion, he h's not been refused the
grant or renewal of such a per-
mit, and
(e) two references as to character.
it should further be noted that in
making an application for a licence,
the applicant should state-
(a) that he is the holder of a per-
mit, and
(b) submit a plan, sufficient to show
the lay out and location of the
said premises and the means of
access thereto.
In addition, the applicant should
comply with the following:
(a) send copy of application to ap-
propriate police officer,
(b) publish in the newspaper cir-
culating in St. Vincent, a notice
of the making of the application,
not later than twenty-eight days
before his notice of application,
(c) send copy of newspaper con-
taining publication to the Auth-
ority not later than seven days
after advertisement.
Persons wishing to object to the
grant of a permit in respect of any


premi.'es should send to the Authority
two copies of the grounds of objection,
not later than ten days after publica-
tion of advertisement.
Forms of application may be obtain-
ed at the Inland Revenue Office or
Police Headquarers.

S. A. ANDERSON,
Chairman, Gaming Authority.
12th March, 1969.


NOTICE OF SEIZURE

In accordance with Sec. 102 of Cap.
183 of the Laws of Saint Vincent, it
is hereby notified that the undermen-
tioned articles were seized at the Air-
port at Arnos Vale on the 7th day of
March, 1969, for a breach of the Cus-
toms Laws:-
One (1) .22 calibre Pistol.
One (1) black Travelling Bag.

W. VINCENT YORK,
Collector of Customs & Excise (Ag.).

Custom House,
Kingstown,
14th March, 1969.


VACANT POST OF DISTRICT
POST OFFICER, LOWMANS HILL.

Applicalios are invited from suitably
qualified applicants for appointment to
the Post of District Post Officer, Low-
mans Hill.
The Lowmans Hill District Post Office
offers service which include:-
(a) Receipt, custody and delivery of
mails daily;
(b) Sale of and accounting for Re-
venue stamps and Surcharged
Postage;
(c) Other duties which require
ability to follow the require-
ments of the Post Office Regula-
tion.
The salary of the post is fixed at
$576.00 per annum, and is non-pension-
able.
The opening hours of the office are
from 9.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and from
1.00 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. daily from Mon-
day to Friday; and from 9.00 a.m. to
11.30 a.m. on Saturday.
Applications accompanied by two
recent Testimonials from each appli-
::ant should be addressed to the Post-





18 MARCH, 1969.-(No. 19). 87


master, General Post Office, Kingstown,
and should reach him not later than
3.00 p.m. on Friday 28th March, 1969.

E. R. HANNAWAY,
Postmaster.
General Post Office,
Kingstown,
12th March, 1969.


NOTICES.



ST. VINCENT:

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL

TAKE NOTICE that the Court of
Appeal will sit in the Territory of
St. Vincent on Wednesday, the 19th
March, 1969, ot 10.30 o'clock in the
forenoon.
THE COURT will comprise the Hon-
ourable the Chief Justice, President,
the Honourable Mr. Justice Gordon
and the Honourable Mr. Justice P.
Cecil Lewis.
Dated this 15th day of March, 1969.
A. T. WOODS,


De
C'


Registrar's Chambers,
Kingstown,
St. Vincent.


ST. VINCENT:

IN THE COURT



CAUSE LIST FOR
ST. VINCENT CO:
ON WEDNESDAY
DAY OF MARC
10.30 O'CLOCK
FORENO

CRIMINAL:


SAINT VINCENT.
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE
WINDWARD ISLANDS AND
LEEWARD ISLANDS
(ORIGINAL JURISDICTION)
A.D. 1963.

SUIT No: 90
BETWEEN :
BARCLAYS BANK D.C.O. -Plaintiff


and
GEORGE HAMILTON
CHARLES


-Defendant


NOTICE is hereby given that Pursu-
ant to an Order of The Honourable Mr.
Justice St. Bernard dated the 11th day
of January, 1967, THERE WILL BE
OFFERED FOR SALE by the Regis-
trar of the Supreme Court at the Court
House, Kingstown, Saint Vincent, be-
tween the hours of 9.30 a.m. and 12
noon on Saturday the 29th day of
March 1969 all the right title and inter-
est of the Defendant GEORGE
HAMILTON CHARLES in and to the
hereditaments lands messuages and
tenements as are specified in the Sche-
dule hereto.
THE SCHEDULE


'pyty Registrar. ALL THAT lot piece or parcel of land
court of Appeal, a part of the Belvedere Estate in the
St. Vincent. Parish of Saint George in the Island of
Saint Vincent being twenty-five thous-
and seven hundred and sixty-seven
Square Feet in extent and abutted and
bounded on the NORTH by a Public
Road on the SOUTH by lands of
Charles Creese on the EAST by an Es-
tate Road and on the WEST by
the Windward Highway or as the
OF APPEAL same is delineated on a plan or dia-
gram drawn by Earlmont Stinson
Campbell Licensed Land Surveyor and
Registered on the 27th day of July 1956
SITTING AT at the Surveys Office in Saint Vincent
bearing registration Number G 414 TO-
MMENCING GETHER WITH all buildings erections
THE 19TH and structures thereon situate and all
I, 1969, AT ways waters watercourses rights lights
IN THE liberties privileges fences ditches drains
ON paths passages and all other easements
thereto belonging or usually held used
occupied or enjoyed therewith or re-
puted to belong or be appurtenant there-
S.. .. to.


IoV. Appellant ReIsponuenu
5/68 Maurice Toney vs. The Queen
The Chief Registrar's Office,
St. George's,
Grenada.
12th March, 1969.


Reserved Price: 18,000:00
Dated the 22nd day of February,
1969.

A. T. WOODS,
Registrar of the Supreme Court.


SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY








88 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 18 MARCH, 1969.-(No. 19).


INCOME TAX NOTICE

TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Every person, not being an employed
person, is hereby reminded that the
latest date for the submission of Income
Tax Returns for assessment in the year
1969 is the 31st March, 1969, and that
failure to give notice of chargeability
is an offence against the Income Tax
Ordinance rendering the person con-
cerned liable on summary conviction to
a penalty not exceeding ONE THOU-
SAND DOLLARS and in default of
payment to imprisonment with or with-
out hard labour for a terra not exceed-
ing 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 docu-
ment 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 tax may eventually be
chargeable, and particular attention is


directed to the fact that the term "in-
come" is deemed to include not only
money blit also allowances in kind.
3. Efforts are being made to send
foms 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 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 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 necessary
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,
Comptroller of Inland Revenue
(Ag.)
Inland Revenue Office,
Kingstown.
8th January, 1969.





SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY. S1 MARCH, 1969.-(No. 19). 89


NOTICE

UNDER THE LIQUOR LICENCES ORDINANCE NO. 11 OF 1948.

It is notified for general information that the QUARTERLY LIQUOR
LICENSING SESSION will be held in the undermentioned Parishes for the
purpose of hearing applications from the applicants in their respective
parishes, for the granting of Certificates in accordance with the provisions of
The LIQUOR LICENCES ORDINANCE No. 11 of 1948, at the time and places
stated hereunder:-


Parish
St. Andrew & St. George


St. David

,harlotte

"Nt. Patrick


"he Grenadines (Bequia)

'..'he Grenadines (Canouan)


Time and Place of Session
At the Court House, Kingstown on
Saturday 29th March, 1969 !:t 10.00
a.m.
... At the Court House, Chateaubelair on
Thursday 20th March, 1969 at 10.00 a.m.
..... At the Court House, Georgetown on
Monday 24th March, 1969 at 10.00 a.m.
...... At the Court House, Barrouallie on
Wednesday 12th March, 1969 at
10.00 a.m.
..... At the Court House, Bequia on Friday
7th March, 1969 at 10.00 a.m.
- At the Court House, Canouan on Friday
21st March, 1969 at 10.00 a.m.


Notices of intention to oppose the grant of any Certificates stating in
general terms the grounds of opposition, must be served upon the applicant
and upon the Magistrates not later than seven days before the date fixed for
the holding of the Licensing Session.


C. E.
S. A.
L. A.


A. RAWLE,
BROWNE,
D. WILLIAMS,
Magistrates.


Magistrates' Office,
Kingstown.
26th February, 1969.


PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES


Parish


St. Andrew
and
St. George


Names of Applicants Occupation


Reginald Murphy

Robert Keizer

t Cyril A. Bowman
Kipling Hagley


Marriaqua Petro-
leum Co-op.
Society Ltd.
Wilfred Hunte


Motor
Mechanic
Clerk

Clerk
Motor
Mechanic


Residence Situation of
Premises


Richmond Hill,

do.

Mesopotamia.

New Montrose


Co-operative Mesopotamia.


Shopkeeper


Kingstown.


Lower Bay St.
Kingstown.
Richmond Hill
Kingstown
Mesopotamia

Pauls Avenue,
Kingstown.
Mesopotamia


Pauls Avenue,
Kingstown.





90 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 1,i MARCH, 1969).-(No. 19).


Names of Applicants Occupation Residence



*Clara David Housewife Evesham
Francis E. Proprietor Indian Bay


Marshall
Eileen S. Punnett
*Francis E.
Marshall
I leather Punnett
per Valley
Catering
Eustace Edwards

Cecil K. Greaves
(per Sunrise
Bakery)
**Ezekiel Kennedy


Anita Baile.y
.Elit Joseph
Henry Toby
Elsa DeFreitas


St. David CHive P. B.
Stevenson
Ren DaSilva
St. Patrick Desmond Samuel
Lorraine Young


'John H. Hazell


Planter Queensbury
Proprietor Indian Bay

Caterers Cane Grove
Estate


C


arpenter Chauncey
Village
Proprietor Arnos Vale


[otor Fair Hall
Mechanic


Shopkeeper
Proprietor
Shopkeeper
do.

Artist

Shopkeeper
Planter
Shopkeeper

Merchant


SGeorgetown


Parish


Greggs Greggs.
New Grounds New Grounds.
Park Hill Park Hill.

Wallilabou Wallilabou.

Chateaubelair Chateaubelair.
Spring Village Spring Village.
Layou Layou.


Kingstown Port Elizabeth,
e uia


Thomas G. Builder Moon Hole, Port Elizabeth.
Johnston Bequia
Rebec'a Telemaque Shopkeeper Canouann Canouan.


t Change of Class
Change of Holder
** Transfer of Premises.


C. E. A. RAWLE,
S. A. BROWNE,
L. A. D. WILLIAMS,
Magistrates.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
r Price 30 Cepts. I


Situation of
Premises


Evesham.
Up. Middle St.,
Kingstown.
Queensbury.
Villa.

Cane Grove
Estate.

Chauncey
Village.
Arnos Vale.


Fair Hall.


Georgetown


St. Andrews
St. George


Charlotte


Grenadines


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SAINT VINCENT.


No. 10 of 1969.


I Assent,


H. GEORGE,


Administrator.

10th March, 1969.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for the creation and establishment
of a Central Water Authority with sole jurisdiction in all
matters pertaining to potable Water Supply throughout
the Island; for the transfer to that authority of the assets
and liabilities of existing Water Authorities; and for
purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.

[ On Proclamation. ]

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:-

Preliminary


1. (1) This Ordinance may be cited as the Central Water
Authority Ordinance, 1969.
(2) This Ordinance shall come into operation on such day
as the Administrator in Council may appoint by Proclamation
published in the Gazette:-
Provided that the Administrator in Council may in like
manner, appoint different days for the coming into operation
of different sections.

-.1 ( li. (I *- ,-)


Short title and
commencement.


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32

NNo. 10. Central Water Authority. 1969.


Interpretation. 2. In this Ordinance the following expressions have the
meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to
say:-
"Authority" means the Saint Vincent Central Water
Authority established by section 3.
"cost" as applied to improvements, means the cost of ac-
quiring or constructing improvements as herein
defined and includes-
(a) the amount to be paid for any improvement acquired
by purchase, trani fcr or condemnation;
(b) the cost of labour, materials, property, rights, ease-
ments and franchise acquired;
(c) financing charges;
(d) the payment of interest prior to and during construc-
tion or reconstruction and one year thereafter;
(e) the amount required as working capital;
(r) the cost of plans and specifications, surveys and esti-
mates of cost and revenue;
(g) the cost of legal and engineering services;
(h) all other expenses necessary or incidental to acquisi-
tion or construction; and
(i) administration expenses;
"domestic supply" means water from the Waterworks
used in any tenement for any purpose of domestic
life;
"gathering ground" means any surface of land or other
device which collects the rainfall for the purposes of
the Waterworks;
"improvements" means any and all replacements, addi-
tions, extensions, and betterments of and to the
Waterworks;
"meter" means any appliance used to measure, ascertain,
or regulate the amount of water taken or used from
the Waterworks by means of any service, as well as
any appliance used in estimating the flow of water in
or from any part of the Waterworks;
"Minister" means the member of Executive Council
charged with the responsibility for the subject of
Public Health;
"non-domestic supply" means any water from the Water-
works used for the purpose of, or in carrying on, any






No. 10. Central Water Authority. 1969.


trade or manufacture; or for cattle, horses or other
animals, or for watering fields or gardens cultivated
or occupied as a means of pecuniary profit; or for
private fountains or any ornamental purpose; or for
the supply of ponds, pools, or tanks; or for laundries,
public washhouses, public baths, vessels, ships, or
boats; and includes water used or consumed by any
person resident in, or occupying, any premises where
a non-domestic supply is given, as well as any water
taken or used from the Waterworks by the Imperial
or Colonial, Military, Naval or Civil Establishment;
"owner" means the holder of any tenement direct from the
Crown whether under lease, licence or otherwise, or
the immediate landlord of any tenement, or the agent
of any such holder, or landlord, who is absent or under
disability, or if there be no such agent the occupier of
the tenement;
"public fountain" means any fountain, standpost, valve,
tap or appliance, used or intended to be used for or in
connection with the supply of water to the public
from the Waterworks, and erected or hereafter to be
erected by the Authority and which belongs to or is
vested in the Authority;
"section" means section of this Ordinance;
"service" means all pipes, valves, cisterns, cocks, fittings
and other appliances (excepting any meter as herein-
before defined) by or through which water flows or is
intended to flow from the Waterworks, or which are
or may be used for the purposes of supplying any
tenement from the Waterworks, and which serve as
the property of the owner or occupier of such tene-
ment;
"tenement" means any land with or without buildings,
which is held or occupied as a distinct or separate
holding or tenancy, or any wharf, or pier on the waters
of Saint Vincent;
"Waterworks" means, all reservoirs, dams, weirs, tanks,
cisterns,tunnels, pillar beds, conduits, aqueducts,
pipes, fountains, sluices, valves, hydrant pumps, en-
gines, and all other structures or appliances used or
constructed for the storage, purification, conveyance.
support. measurement, or regulation of water by or on
behalf of the Authority or which may hereafter be
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Central Water Authority.


Establishment
of Central
Water
Authority.


Membership of
Board.


Authority and which belong to or are managed by or
vested in the Authority.
Establishment of Authority.
3. (1) There is hereby constituted and established for
the purpose of this Ordinance a body corporate to be called
the Saint Vincent Central Water Authority which shall have
perpetual succession and a common seal with power as such to
make contracts and to sue and be sued in its name, to acquire,
hold and dispose of all kinds of property moveable or immove-
able, to draw, accept, make, endorse and negotiate Bills of
Exchange, promissory notes, Bills of Lading and other nego-
tiable instruments.
(2) The seal of the Authority shall be authenticated by
the signature of the Chairman or of one member of the Author-
ity authorised by the Authority to act in that behalf, and the
Manager of the Authority, and such seal shall be officially and
judicially noticed.
(3) All documents, other than those by law to be under
seal, made by, and all decisions of, the Authority may be sig-
nified under the hand of the Chairman, or any member author-
ised by the Authority to act in that behalf, or the Manager of
the Authority.

Board of Commissioners and Membership.

4. (1) The powers of the Authority shall be exercised
through, and its policy shall be determined by, a Board of Com-
missioners acting as a Board.
(2) The Board of Commissioners (hereinafter referred to
as the Board) shall consist of a Chairman who shall be ap-
pointed by the Administrator in Council, and of the following
other members:-
(a) The Chief Agricultural Officer, the Chief Medical
Officer, the Chief Technical Officer, and the Financial
Secretary, each of whom shall be a member of the
Board by virtue of his office;
(b) one member of the Kingstown Board appointed by
the Kingstown Boar,,;
(c) one member of the Chamber of Commerce, appointed
by the Chamber of Commerce; and
(d) one member residing outside of Kingstown appointed
by the Administrator in Council for a period of not
more than two years: Provided that such member
shall be eligible for re-appointment.


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(3) The member of the Board appointed by the Kings-
town Board shall hold his seat during the pleasure of the said
Board or until the dissolution thereof if he so long remains a
member.
(4) The member of the Board appointed by the Chamber
of Commerce shall hold his seat during the pleasure of the
Chamber of Commerce or until the dissolution of the Chamber
of Commerce if he so long remains a member.
(5) If the place of the member of the Board appointed
by the Kingstown Board or by the Chamber of Commerce be-
comes vacant before the expiration of his term of office whether
by resignation, death or otherwise, the vacancy shall be filled
by the Kingstown Board or by the Chamber of Commerce as
the case may be:
Provided that in the case of the temporary absence from
the Island of the member appointed by the Kingstown Board,
or by the Chamber of Commerce, or by the Administrator in
Council, the Kingstown Board, or the Chamber of Commerce or
the Administrator in Council, as the case may be, may appoint
a person to be provisionally a member in place of such member
so absent.
(6) The Chairman shall hold office during the pleasure
of the Administrator in Council and in the event of his being
unable to attend a meeting of the Board shall appoint one of
its members present to act as Chairman at such meeting.
(7) In this section any reference to the holder of an office
by a term designating or describing his office shall be construed
as including a reference to any person who is for the time being
performing the functions of that office.

Procedure and Meetings.

5. (1) The Board shall meet at such times as may be Meetings.
necessary or expedient for the transaction of business, and such
meetings shall be held at such places and times and on such
days as the Board may determine.
(2) The Chairman may at any time call a special meeting
to be held within seven days of a written requisition for that
purpose addressed to him by any two members of the Board or
by the Administrator in Council.
(3) Any four members of the Board shall form a quorum. Quorum.
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Board !hall have the power to regulate their own proceedings
at meetings.
(5) In the case of an equality of votes on a question at a
meeting the Chairman of the meeting shall have a second or
casting vote in respect of that question.
(6) The validity of any proceedings of the Board shall
not he affected by any vacancy amongst the members thereof
or }y any defeat in the appointment of a member thereof.

Offlaer.s and Servants.
ArTpoiintment of 6. (1) The Board may, from time to time, with the ap-
Man:,rer and
Audior. an proval of the Administrator in Council, appoint the following
executive officers:-
(a) A Manager who shall be the Secretary,
(b) An Assistant Manager.
(e) A Comptroller-Auditor,
whose conditions of service, duties and responsibilities shall be
as specified in this Ordinance, regulations made thereunder,
and subject thereto by directions of the Board.
(2) The Board may also appoint such other officers and
servants as may be necessary for the efficient exercise of the
powers, fund ions and obligations vested in and imposed on
them by this Ordinance

Duties of 7. (1) The Mn: ger shall be the senior officer of the
Manager. Authority responsible to the B1(r;d for carrying out their
general policy and for the general supervision of the activities
of the Authoriiy. lie shall hav,, general administrative con-
t[re of all other officers, employees and agents of the Authority.
(2) The Board may, subje.': to such conditions, as they
may specify, delegate to the Manager power to appoint and
power to dismiss all or any of the officers and servants men-
tioned in ubsection (2) of the preceding section including a
power to suspend ul5eb officers pending consideration of their
dismissal by the Board.
Remnncrnation 8. Officers and servants of the Authority shall receive
of officers and s-ch remumn'ration as the Board,. with the approval of the Ad-
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9. The Manager shall render to the Board, not later than Reports.
such date as the Board by resolution may fix, monthly and
annual reports of the finances and activities of the Authority.

Powers and Functions of Authority.
10. (1) The Authority shall provide and help to provide Duties of
the inhabitants of the Island with an adequate water service Authority.
and any other service or facilities incidental or appropriate
thereto.
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality
of the foregoing, the Authority shall have power-
(a) to employ, by contract or otherwise, such consulting
engineers, engineers and superintendents, construc-
tion and accounting experts, and attorneys as may be
necessary;
(b) to accept grants of any kind from any source;
(c) to determine, fix, alter, charge, and collect rates, fees,
rentals, and other charges for the use of the facilities
of the Authority, or for the water or other commodi-
ties or service sold, rendered, or furnished by it;
(d) to enter on any lands, water, or premises, after noti-
fying the owners or occupants thereof, or their
representatives, for the purpose of making surveys,
soundings, and examinations;
(e) to improve and extend the water under its jurisdic-
tion and to provide additional facilities of the same
character;
(f) to do all such acts and things as may be incidental to,
necessary or convenient for the carrying out of all
or any of the purposes of this Ordinance:
Provided however that all water rates fixed by the
Authority and any alterations in the aforesaid rates shall be of
no effect until approved by the Administrator in Council.

Transfer of ProperLy.
11. (1) With the approval of the Administrator in Coun- Transfer of
cil, the Authority may enter into an agreement with the Kings- property etc. to
town Board or-any District or Village Council for the purpose Authority.
of transferring to the Authority from such date or dates as
may be fixed therein, the whole or any part of the undertaking
of, or of any of the rights, powers, dntie-, liabilities and obli-
gations of, or any property whatsoever vested in, any such
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(2) An agreement entered into as aforesaid shall, upon
being confirmed by Resolution of the Legislative Council,
specifying the terms thereof, without any further assurance,
vest in the Authority the undertaking of, the rights, powers,
duties, liabilities and obligations of, or any property whatso-
ever vested in the Council to which it relates.
(3) Every such Resolution shall be published in the
Gazette.
(4) The description of any matter or thing published as
aforesaid in the Gazette shall be conclusive for the purposes
of its identification.
(5) Upon a transfer taking effect under this section every
agreement to which the transferor Council was a party im-
mediately before the date of such transfer shall have effect as
if-
(a) the Authority had been a party to the agreement;
(b) for any reference to the transferor Council there were
substituted, in respect of anything falling to be done
on or after the date of such transfer, a reference to
the Authority;
(c) for any reference to any member or officer of the
transferor Council there were substituted, in respect
of anything falling to be done on or after the date
of such transfer, a reference to such person as the
Authority may appoint or, in default of such appoint-
ment to the member or officer of the Authority who
corresponds as nearly as may be to the member or
officer of the transferor Council;
(d) for any reference to any fund or revenues of the
transferor Council there were substituted, in respect
of anything falling to be done on or after the date of
such transfer, a reference to the corresponding fund
or revenues of the Authority.


Transfer of 12. (1) The Administrator in Council may, by agreement
property etc. entered into with the Authority, transfer to the Authority the
held by whole or any part of the undertaking of, or of any of the rights,
Government. powers, duties, liabilities and obligations of, or any property
whatsoever vested in the Government which is used or useful
for the supplying of water for domestic, industrial or commer-
cial use.






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(2) An agreement entered into under this section shall be
confirmed in like manner and shall have, with necessary modi-
fications, the like effect as an agreement entered into in
accordance with section 11.

Transfer of Personnel.

13. The Administrator in Council shall by regulations, in Transfer of
such cases and to such extent as may be specified in the regu- officers.
lations, provide for the compensation, or to the terms and
conditions of service with the Authority of officers and servants
of the Government, the Kingstown Board or any District or
Village Council from whom functions are transferred by or
under this Ordinance to the Authority, being officers or ser-
vants who, prior to the date of such transfer, were employed
by the Government or by the Kingstown Board or by a District
or Village Council, as the case may be.

Appropriations.

14. All appropriations made by the Legislature or by any Confirmation of
District or Village Council for any of the purposes of this appropriations.
Ordinance are hereby approved, ratified and confirmed and all
sums so appropriated or set aside or required to be set aside
or appropriated for the said purposes, and any balance thereof,
are hereby transferred to the Authority.

15. During the first three years after the commencement Meeting
of this section, and until such time thereafter as the Authority Authority's
is self-supporting, there shall be charged upon the Consolida- deficits.
tion Fund, a sum not less than that part of the Authority's
operating budget not sufficiently covered by its own revenue:
Provided that such sum shall not without approval by Resolu-
tion of the Legislature, exceed the amount appropriated for
the same purposes during the last three years.

Accounts.

16. The accounts of the Authority shall be kept in such Accounts.
manner as appropriately to segregate, as far as advisable, the
accounts in respect of the different classes of operations, pro-
jects, undertakings, and activities of the Authority, and shall
include complete accounts of the costs of production and
distribution of water and of the total cost of Waterworks con-
structed or otherwise acquired by the Authority and a des-









cription of the major components of said costs, together with
records of such other physical data and operating statistics
as may be helpful in determining the actual cost and value of
the services.


Levy of rates.


Districts to be
sup)nlied with
water.





Assessment of
General Water
Rate.


Water Rates and Payments.
17. (1) The Board shal be entitled to fix, levy and de-
mand, and from time to time revise the rates and charges to
be paid and collected for the commodities, services and facili-
ties furnished by the Authority.
(2) The said rates and charges shall be so fixed as to pro-
vide funds sufficient-
(a) to pay the cost of administering, maintaining, repair-
ing and operating the water systems, including
reserves for such purposes, and for replacement and
depreciation;
(b) to pay the principal of and interest on any loans
raised by the Authority to carry out its purposes.
(3) The aforesaid rates and charges to be paid to the
Authority shall comprise, as regards the water services-
(a) a general water rate payable upon all tenements, other
than buildings belonging to the Government, situated
within the prescribed Water Supply Area, whether
provided with services or not;
(b) a Water Supply rate, payable with respect to all
tenements provided with services, in addition to the
aforesaid General Water Rate;
(C) payments for water supplied by meter, including
supply to domestic, industrial, commercial or shipping
installations.
18. For the purposes of the application of the water rates
provided in the preceding section, the areas to be supplied with
water under this Ordinance, so far as they are not included
within the boundaries of any Town or Village, shall be defined
by Order of the Administrator in Council; and it shall be
lawful for the Administrator in Council from time to time by
further Order, to extend or otherwise vary the limits of the
several areas.
19. (1) The Authority shall annually assess the General
Water Rate, payable by the own'r of each tenement situated


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within the prescribed Water Supply Area, and the said General
Water Rate shall be such percentage or poundage, not exceed-
ing seven per centum, upon the assessed annual rental of
lands, houses and buildings as the Authority shall determine.
(2) The actual amount payable with respect to each in-
dividual tenement shall be assessed by the Authority, according
to the method of assessment provided for the collection of
house and land tax.
(3) If any tenement has become liable for a Water Supply
Rate, or for an increase thereof, between two successive assess-
ments, then the Water Supply Rate, or the increment thereof,
shall be calculated in proportion to the period during which
the service or other appliance giving rise to a claim for Water
Supply Rate, or an increase thereof, shall have been in use.
(4) Whenever water is supplied by meter, for any pur-
pose, the price shall be determined by the Authority.

20. The Authority shall render no free service. The Payment for
charges for services rendered to the Government of Saint all services.
Vincent or to any District or Village Council shall be deemed
to be ordinary expenses of the Government or of the corres-
ponding District or Village Council and shall be paid from
appropriations made for such purposes. Such payments shall
be made in accordance with provisions in force regulating the
disbursement of public funds.

21. (1) There shall be no direct water charge for water Payment for
used by the Fire Brigade in cases of fire. fire services.
(2) Private fire services and water used by private fire
inlw.allations shall be charged in accordance with the applicable
rate determined by the Authority.

22. There shall be no direct water charge for water used Public
by the public from public fountains, but this service shall be fountains.
considered to be an obligation of the Government and Govern-
ment shall pay to the Authority the price of water served
through public fountains. The Authority may enter into an
agreement with the Government regarding the rate to be paid
for this service.
Funds of the Authority.
23. (1) All monies of the Authority, including monies Monies.
raised on loan under this Ordinance, shall be deposited in such
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(2) All monies received by the Accountant General for
the Authority shall form a fund to be called Saint Vincent
Water Authority Fund and shall be at the disposal of the
Authority on demand pursuant to regulations made by the
Authority with the approval of the Administrator in Council.
Loans and Debentures.
Borrnwing by 24. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other
the Authority. law, the Authority may, by resolution approved by the Legis-
ative Council, from time to time, and by the issue of debentures,
raise loans to be applied towards the financing or the cost of
construction, extension, or improvement of Waterworks Sys-
tems, or for carrying out any of the purposes for which the
Authority is established; and 1Ihe said loans- may be applied to
pay the expenses incidental l ircio.
(2) Such loans may be contracted through any local or
foreign banking institution or through any international
banking agency, or a combination thereof.
(3) All monies which may be raised on loan under this
Ordinance shall for both payment of initere.t and repayment
of principal and the repayment of salaries, wages, and materials
used in the specific projects carried on or executed with these
monies, constitute a first charge on the re venues of the
Authority and in the second place upon the general revenues
and as-ets of the Island.
(4) A resolution approved by the Authority to contract
a loan shall clearly specify that the sums raised to repay the
expenses of issue shall be applied only to that purpose and,
save as aforesaid, the money borrowed shall be appropriated
and applied for the purpose of financing the cost of construc-
tion, extension or improvement of Waterworks Systems, or for
carrying out any of the purpose for which the Authority is
established.
(5) The resolution shall cover all details regarding de-
bentures, including the form of 'he debentures, the sum of the
same, the period during which they shall bear interest, the
signatures on the same, the type of coupons, registration, pro-
vision for payment of interest and, for creating a sinking fund,
provision for redemption of principal, number of days for
drawing, notice of time and pla,,o for drawing, time when
principal will be repaid, cessation of interest, delivery, and
cancellation. The resolution shall also include any other
clause or condition that may be required by the lending in-
stitutions and accepted by the Authority.






Central Water Authority.


Gathering Grounds

25. (1) All gathering grounds so limited, marked out, Defining limits
and defined as such for anv existing waterworks at the time of of Gathering
approval of this Ordinance shall remain with the Government Groseds and
of Saint Vincent. same.
(2) Additional gathering ground v',h:n '_ e-:sary shall
be determined in accordance with regulations approved by
the Authority: Provided that a map showing clearly the
limits and areas of the gathering grounds shall be made and
kept for public reference at the office of tlhe Authority and
a notification of the completion of s,.h a map shall be pub-
lished in the Gazette.
26. No house or building or any other constructions No buildii',, to
used or intended to be used tempo 3i1' y Ior permanently as a be erected on
dwelling shaUl be erected on any gather-:g g. -und of the grollnd.
Waterworks s;iving and excepting constructions intended solely
for the purposes of the Waterworks.
27. Gathering grounds shall be retained as forest reserves Gathering
for the protection, conservation and maintenance of which the grounds to be
Chief Forestry Officer .hail Le r sponib. forest reserves.
28. Whenever the Administratcr in Council shall, upon Gathering
the representation of the Authority or otherwise, decide that a Ground how to
gathering ground i.- required fcr the pturpG.-iL of extending or le reserved for
augmenting the Water Supply, the Authority .hall cause the Water Sunply.
limits or areas thereof to be marke-d out, defined and mapped,
as provided in section 25, and thereafter no land not then
already leased or sold by the Crown, shall be granted, devised
or otherwise disposed of within -uch limits or area for any
purpose whatsoever.
29. (1) The Authrr teier o elers, agents or ser- Authority or
vant, shall, after giving rea-mnable notice in writing to any agents may
person, have the right and power to construct or place any cater land orks
part of any of its works, projects. undertaking.;, or property, etc.
and to operate', mnainiai i, and extend the :ame across, in, over,
under, through, or along any street, public highway, or any
lands which may now or ho'eafter be the property of the
Government of Sa.int Vincent or anyv other person, without
obtaining any franchise or permit therefore, but shall obtain
the consent of the Chief Technical Officer with respect to con-
structions affecting public land and highways. The Author-
ity shall restore any such street, highway, or lands to their


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condition before the conimmencement of any operation and shall
not use the same in a manner uinioessarily to impair their
ur efuilneos.
(2) VWhenever it becomes necessary lo relocate installa-
tions of the Authority situated on the public thoroughfare, or
in any olher place, by reason or as a result or consequence of
the execution of a public work in the charge of the Department
of Public Works or other government agency, the cost of such
allocation shall be considered as a part of the expenditure
e'arried by ha DPepartment, and shall be paid or reimburEed to
the Authority by the agency to whih the work corresponds,
according to the system in force ithl respect to the payments
for the ex -uvion of a public work: Provided that if the re-
location i.s t bhe h1'd for an improvement or enlargement of
the Water Ry,: em affected, 1he Authority shall take charge of
the additional ,ost resulting therefrom.

Submission of Annual Balance Sheet.


Annual Balance
Sheet to he in
submitted to
Administrator il
in Council.


30. (l.)Oiu or before the Thirty-first day of December
each yea r, the Authcrity shall sdublit to the Administrator
COuncil a Balance Shee' setting f.)rth the amount of-
(a) tunas collected in respect of the General Water Rate
during the past financial year;
(b) s-is collected in respect of the \Water Supply Rate
during the p;a:t fiiiia'ial year;
(c) sums collected in respect o' odier -ources of revenue
connected with the Water Supply during the past
financial year:
(d) sum, s received from private persons in respect of ser-
vihes provided by the Authority, or in respect of
uiaterials sold b:h the A lhority, to private indivi-
d ais, during the past y',r;
(e) value of stock o fttoos and materials in possession of
thile Authority at ith elcose of It.h past financial year;
(f) expenditure on administration and maintenance of the
Waterworks payable out of Current Revemue during
the past financial year;
(g) expenditure on aco,,it of Reserve Fund during the
past financial year;
(h) expenditure' incurred in the con traction of services
on account of private persons;


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(i) balance available for the payment of Interest and
Sinking Fund and for the creation of a Reserve Fund;
(j) outstanding debts and liabilities at the close of the
financial year; and
(k) outstanding debts due to the Authority:
Provided always that the Accountant General shall furnish
to the Authority such statements of account's as may be neces-
sary to comply with the requirements of this section.
(2) The balance sheet and statement of the revenue and Audit.
expenditure of the Authority shall be duly audited by the prin-
cipal audit officer or such other auditor as may be approved
by the Administrator in Council.

Submission of Annual Estimates.

31. On or before the thirty-first day of December in each Estimates of
year, the Authority shall submit for the approval of the Ad- Revenue and
ministrator in Council, an estimate setting forth-
(a) the Revenue to be collected during the ensuing finan-
cial year on account of the General Water Rate, Water
Supply Rate, and other sources of revenue re-
spectively;
(b) the probable expenditure on maintenance, adminis-
tration and ordinary repairs;
(c) the probable cost of alterations, extensions or extra-
ordinary repairs to be defrayed out of the Reserve
Fund.

Regulations.

32. Subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, the Power of
Authority shall, from time to time, make, and when made, may Authority to
make Regu-
add to alter and rescind Regulations, frr the good government nations.
of the Waterworks generally, and in particular with respect
to the following matters:-
(a) for the use and conservation of water;
(b) for the care, maintenance, and protection of the facili-
ties which are used or usable in the supply, distribu-
tion, consumption, or utilisation of water;
(c) for the protection of the health of the inhabitants of
the Island;
(d) regulating the supply of water for domestic and non-
domestic purposes;







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Regulations to
be approved by
Administrator
in Council.

Authority or
ageiits nmy
enter building
or place to
inspect.


(e) the price of water supplied by meter, subject
to the p-ovisiols of this Ordinance;
(f, as to the assessment of WVatcfr Supply Rates;
(g) as to the manner in which general Water Rates and
Water Supply Rates and other payments for water are
to be made, and as to the time and place of making
and the manner of enforcing such payments;
(h) as to the manner of making applications for services
and other supplies of water;
(i) as to the manner, time and place for making payments
ror ei vices constructed for private and other persons;
(j) a:; co the construction of services and as to the nature
and quality of pipes, fittings and materials to be used
in connection with the same;
(k) as to the use of meters and as to the time of reading
the same;
(1) as to the conditions under which water may be shut
off;
(m) for the prevention of wa te and extravagance in its
use ;
(n) for the protection of the public from incivility, un-
p'.nctualty, neglect or extortion, on the part of the
officers, servants;, or agents of the Authoiily;
(o) for the good conduct and management of the Water-
works.
33. All Regulations made by the Authority shall be sub-
mitted to Ihe Administrator in Council for approval and shall
come into force on their publication in the Gazette, or at such
other time as may be mentioned in such Regulations.

34. (1) The Authority or its officers, agents or servants
shall, when circumstances so require, have access at reasonable
times to any building or place to inspect the same for the pur-
pose of investigating any defect in the Water System and of
correcting any deficiency in the water service. Any equip-
ment, property, apparatus, or thing which exist or is main-
tained in contravention of the provision's of this Ordinance or
any regulation" made thereunder shall be deemed a public
nuisance.
(2) In the event of the refuse l of the owner, agent, or
tenant of any property, where such a nuisance exists, to re-
move or abate such nuisance after notice in writing is given to


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do so, it shall be lawful for the Authority to remove or abate
the nuisance at the expense of the said owner, agent, or tenant.


Penalties.

35. Every person who- Penalty for
infringement of
(a) violates any of the provisions of any regulations made Regulations.
under the authority of this Ordinance; or
(b) refuses or neglects to act in obedience of any such
regulations; or
(c) resists, opposes or obstructs the lawful execution
thereof;
shall on summary conviction for every such offence be liable
to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars.

36. If any person supplied with water by the Authority Penalty for
wilfully or negligently cause or suffer any pipe, valve, cock, misusing
e property of
cistern, bath, soil pan, water closet or other apparatus or re- Authority.
ceptable, to be put out of repair, or to be so used, or contrived
as that the water supplied to him is, or i- likely to be, wasted,
misused, unduly consumed, or contaminated, or so as to occa-
sion or allow the return of foul air or other noxious or impure
matter into any pipe belonging to or connected with the pipes
of the Waterworks, he shall for every such offence be liable
on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars.

37. Every person who- Penalty for
misusing or
(a) impedes the flow- of water belonging to the Water- fouling water
works; or supply.
(b) washes clothes or any other thing in such Water-
works; or
(c) bathes in the Waterworks; or
(d) waters any horse, mule, cattle or other animal, or
carries any such animal to water into the Water-
works; or
(e) washes in, fouls, or in any way misuses the said
Waterworks; or
(f) obstructs, or in anywise hinders any person duly em-
ployed in connection with the said Waterworks in the
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(g) wilfully injures or in any way damages the said Water-
works,
shall on summary conviction for every such offence be liable
to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars.

38. In case any damage shall result to the Waterworks
from the commission of any of the offences mentioned in the
last preceding section, it shall be lawful for the Magistrate, in
addition to any punishment he may inflict, to adjudge the
offender to make compensation to the Authority on such terms
and conditions as he may think fit.


Acquisition of Property.


39. It shall be lawful for the Administrator in Council
upon the request of the Authority to acquire, for the purpose
of the Waterworks, any springs, streams, or waters, and also
any lands which may be required for such purpose; and to that
end the Adminisirator in Council may agree with the owners
of such springs, streams, waters or lands, and with all parties
having any estate or interest in the same, for the purchase of
such springs, streams, waters or lands or such part thereof as
may be required, and of all rights and interests in to and over
the same.


Land Aquisi- 40. In the event of the Administrator in Council and such
tion Ordinance owners, occupiers, or parties interested as aforesaid, being
for acquisition unable to agree as to the purchase money or otherwise or if
of land. the owners cannot be found, then it shall be lawful for the
Administrator in Council to proceed to acquire the said springs,
streams, waters or lands under the provisions of the Land
No. 22 of 1946. Acquisition Ordinance, or of any Ordinance which may here-
after be passed for the acquisition of land for public purposes.


41. When the Administrator in Council, on behalf of the
Authority, has taken possession of any springs, streams, waters,
or lands under the authority of the two preceding sections, and
subject to the payment by the Authority of any claim in re-
spect thereof, it shall be lawful for the Authority to immedi-
ately enter upon and take possession of such springs, streams,
waters or lands; and all the estate, use, right, title and interest
of all parties therein shall be vested in the Authority for the
purposes of this Ordinance.


Damage to
Waterworks
how recover-
able.


Property
required for
Waterworks
how to be
acquired.


Power of
Authority to
enter into
possession of
lands and
property
acquired.


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42. In all cases in which the Authority shall have a right Power of
of entry under the provisions of this Ordinance, and delivery Judge to place
of possession shall be refused or withheld, it shall be lawful possesion of
for the Judge to issue his warrant to any Bailiff or Police lands acquired.
Constable to enter upon the property, the possession of which
shall be refused or withheld, and to take possession thereof and
to deliver the possession of the same to such person as shall in
such warrant be nominated to receive the same, and the Bailiff
or Police Constable is hereby authorised and required to take
such possession and to deliver the same accordingly.

43. It shall be lawful for any person specially authorised Right of
thereto by the Authority to enter upon the lands and premises person
authorised by
on which the source of any water supply is located and also 'Authority to
upon the lands and premises through or under which the line enter upon
of pipes passes or is intended to pass, without being subject or lands without
liable to any action, suit, or proceedings, fine, penalty or pun- being deemed
ishment for or in respect of any such entry or continuation a trespasser.
upon such lands and premises.

Miscellaneous.


44. (1) All offences against this Ordinance or against
any Regulations made thereunder may be prosecuted, and all
rates or claims under this Ordinance may be sued for by the
Manager or by any person authorized by the Authority in
writing in that behalf before a Magistrate's Court.
(2) The procedure shall be that for the time being in force
regulating procedure in the Magistrate's Courts.

Water Supply.

45. (1) The quality of the water supplied by the Author-
ity shall be under the control of the Minister through the
Department of Public Health.


Offences
against
Regulations by
whom prose-
cuted.


Quality of
water supplied.


(2) Any person, who fails to comply with the directions,
instructions, and standards set up for the quality of the water
and any sanitary aspect of the Waterworks, shall be guilty of
an offence under this Ordinance, and on summary conviction
liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars.
(3) Any officer of the Department of Public Health is
authorised to enter the premises of any plant or Waterworks
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of verifying that the directions, instructions, and standards
issued by the Department of Public Health are complied with.


Pollution of
waters.


Repeals.
No. 16 of 1933.

No. 13 of 1934.

No. 22 of 1937.

No. 17 of 1955.


46. It shall be the duty of the Authority to prevent the
pollution or contamination of the rivers, springs, wells, catch-
ment areas or any water source or supply.

Repeal.

47. The following Ordinances are hereby repealed:-
(a) The Water Supply (Country Districts) Ordinance,
1933;
(b) The Water Supply (Country Districts) (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1934;
(b) The Water Supply (Country Districts) (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1937; and
(d) The Water Distribution Ordinance, 1955.


Passed the Legislative Council this 19th day of December, 1968.


0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the Legislative Council.
(C.W. 473).

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STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1969, No. 7.

PENSIONABLE OFFICES ORDEl.

(Gazetted 18th March, 19.9).

1. Short title. This Order may be cited as the Pensionable Offices
Order, 1969.

2. Declaration. The offices specified in the first column of the Schedule
to this Order are hereby declared to be pensionable offices within the meaning
of section 2 (1) (b) of the Pensions Ordinance, 1948, with effect from the date
appearing opposite each office in the second column of that Schedule.
SCHEDULE.


Offices
Director of Public Prosecutions
System Analyst/Programmer
Senior Guard
Superintendent of Police '
Deputy Headmaster
Senior Lecturer
Lecturer
Senior Surveying Draughtsman
Youth Employment Officer
Engineer
Heavy Equipment Operator
Officer-in-Charge, Belair Crushers
Superintendent of Telephones


Effective date.
1. 1. 67
1. 1. 68
1. 1. 68
1. 1. 66
1. 1. 68
- 1. 1. 68
1. 1. 68
1. 1. 68
1. 1. 68
...... 1. 1. 68
1. 1. 68
1. 1. 65
1. 1. 67


Made by the Administrator in Council under section 2(1) (b) (i) of the
Pensions Ordinance, 1948 (No. 16 of 1948) this 21st day of December, 1q968.
HTTTSON L. MARTINDALE,
Clerk, Executive Council.
(EST. 129).

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