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SA iNT VIN(ENT


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE


publslsib f AnutilJritr.


VOL. 102.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 23 DECEMBER, 1969.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.

No. 414.
APPOINTMENTS

Mrs. ANGELA SARDINE, Temporary
Data Processing Department, Ministry
Typist as Trainee Computer Operator,
of Finance, with effect from 1st Decem-
ber, 1969.
23rd December, 1969.


No. 415.
Mr. CLAUDE SMALL, Dispenser, Medi-
*al Department, Ministry of Education
and Health, as Medical Storekeeper,
Medical Department, Ministry of Edu-
cation and Health with effect from 1st
December, 1969.
23rd December, 1969.

No. 416.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.

Copies of the Minutes of the Thir-
teenth Sitting of the Second Session of
het Legislative Council held on the 16th
the First Session of the House of Assem-
October, 1969 and the First Sitting of
bly held on the 27th October, 1969
which may be seen at Government Office,


Offices, are published with this issue of
the Kingstowna Library and all Revenue
the Gazette.

By Command,
C. IVOR MARTIN,
Permanent Secretary,
Premier's Office.
PREMIER'S OFFICE,
ST. VINCENT.
23rd, December, 1969.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.


EDUCATION NOTICE

EVENING CLASSES


Term II, 1969/70


Classes for Term 11, 1969/70 will
begin on Monday, 5th January, 1970.
Completed Registration Forms, to-


[No. 80.


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484 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 23 DECEMBER, 1969.-(No. 80.)


gether with Treasury Receipts to show
that fees have been paid must be re-
turned to the Ministry for Education
and Health not later than Saturday,
27th December, 1969.

'THEODORE V KEANE,
Clhiief Ediuction Officer.
15th1 D),-:b')er, 1969.


SAINT VINCENT

BY AUTHORITY OF THE REGIS-
TRATION OF UNITED KINGDOM
PATENTS ORDINANCE 156 OF
THE REVISED LAWS OF
ST. VINCENT, 1926


ADVERTISEMENT OF APPLICA-
TION FOR REGISTRATION OF
U.K. PATENT NO. 1,092,393

In accordance with the requirement of
Section 3 of the Registration of United
Kingdom Patents Ordinance Chapter
156 of tha Revised Laws of St. Vin-
cent, 1926. Notice is hereby given that
an application was made o n 26th day
of November, 1969, by CROP CUL-
TURE (OVERSEAS) LIMITED, (a
Limited Liability Company incorporated
in the United Kingdom), of Bembridge
Airport, Isle of Wight, and RICHARD
CHARLES YOUNG (a British subject),
of c/o Crop Culture (Overseas) Ltd.,
8 Hope Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica,


through Messrs. Lysaght & Co., C/o
Barclays Bank D.C.O., Kingstown, for
the registration of a Patent in respect of
an invention in relation to "Treatment
of Fungal Disease."
Any person may, at any time within
TWO MONTHS from date of such ad-
vertisment give notice to the Registrar,
of opposition to the issue of a certificate
of registration upon any of the grounds
prescribed by section 27 of the Patents
Ordinance (Cap. 155) for opposition to
the grant of Letter Patent.
The relevant sub-section of section 27
of the Patents Ordinance referred to
above reads thus:

"27(1) Any person may, at any time
within two months from the date of the
advertisement of the acceptance of a com-
plete specification, give notice at the
Registry of Patents of opposition to the
grant of the Patent, on the ground of
the applicant having obtained the in-
vention from him, or from a person of
whom he is the legal representative, or
on the ground that the invention has
been patented in the Colony, on an appli-
cation of prior date, but on no other
ground."

A. E. CATO,
Deputy Registrar of Patents.

The Patent Office,
C/o The Registry,
Kingstown,
St. Vincent.





AIN'T 'INCENT, TUESDAY, 23 DECEMBER, 1969.-(No. 80.) 485


UNDER THE LIQUOR LICENCES ORDINANCE NO. 11 OF 1948


Parish


Time and Place of Session


St. George & St. Andrew


St. Patrick


St. David


Charlotte


Grenadines (Bequia)

(Union Island)


Xt the Court House, Kingstown on
Saturday 20th December, 1969 at 10.00
a.m.
At the Court House, Barrouallie on
Monday 15th December, 1969 at 10.00
10.00 a.m.
At the Court House, Chateaubelair on
Friday 12th December, 1969 at 10.00
a.m.
At the Court House, Georgetown on
Monday 15th December, 1969 at 10.00

At the Court House, Bequia on Wednes-
day 17th December, 1969 at 10.00 a.m.
At the Court House, Union Island on
Saturday 20th December, 1969 at 10.00
a.m.


Notices of intention to oppose the grant of any certificate stating in general
terms the ground of opposition, must be served upon the applicant and upon
the Magistrates not later than Seven (7) days before the date fixed for the
holding of the Licensing Session.


S. A. BROWNE.
A. T. WOODS.
N. O. JACOBS.
Magistrates.


PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES


Parish


st. George's
and
St. Andrews


Names of Applicants


Charles Gunsam
Ulexandrina Williams
Walton Martin

John DeFreitas
Elsa DeFreitas
Doris Gabriel

John Joshua
Dorothy John
Fitzroy Roberts
Ronald Llewellyn
William G. Moon
Bentley Sterling
John Robertson
Verona Mattht
Lawrence Weekes


Occupation


Proprietor

Shopkeeper

Proprietor
Housewife
Shopkeeper



Merchant
Projrietor
Manager
Shopkeeper
,,
Housewife
Proprietor


Residence


La Croix
Prospect
Bentick Sq.
K/town
Park Hill

Lowmans Hill
Ld.
Bottom Town
Belair
Kingstown
Sion Hill
Villa
Gomea
Riley Village
Vermont
Kingstown


Situation of
Premises


La Croix
Prospect
Bentick Sq.
K/town
Park Hill

Lowmans Hill
Ld.
Hospital Road.
Belair
Kingstown
Sion Hill
Villa
Gomea
Riley
Vermont
Kingstown


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486 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 23 DECEMBER, 1969.-(No. 80.)


PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES


Parish



St. George's
and
St. Andrews


Names of Applicants Occupation


Vernon L. Joseph
krcliibald Samuel
Evelyn Baptiste
Wilfred Akers
Tames Ross
Lloyd Bacchus
Robert S. Scott
Calvert Phillips
Elizabeth Robinson
Albertlia Davis
Adams Brothers
Darrell Richardson
Eileen Cato
3eorge Charles
John Samuel
Christobel Payne
1lbertina Matthews
Gwendolyn Gittens
P H. Veira & Co. Ltd.
Samuel Ballantyne
Frank Peters
P II. Veira Co. Ltd.


Vincent George
John H. Hazell
Miriam Findlay
McConnie Yammie
A. C. Hillocks
C. K. Greaves
Randolph Russell
Edmund Webb
Teorge Forde
Sunset Blenders Ltd.
Allenby Gaymes
C. K. Greaves
John A. H. Allen
Bruce Edwards
Eustace Edwards
(Gcorge Samuel
Clive Cruickshank
Veronica Davis
Beryl Hadaway
Edward M; Lewis
,Nesta Paynter
Vernon Bennett
\, thony Jackson
Elford Charles
Margaret Deare
John Wyllie
rlementina Veria
Vincent Thomas
Idwin D. Layne
)Odley Clarke
' Calabash"

R3mus Bucchan
Luna Peniqton
Germaine Murphy
William Garr


Residence


Shopkeeper


Dealer
Shopkeeper




if
Proprietor
Shopkeeper

Proprietor
Shopkeeper



Merchant
Proprietor
Shopkeeper
Merchant


Shopkeeper
Merchant
Shopkeeper
Merchant
Auctioneer
Merchant
Proprietor
Merchant

Distillers
Shopkeeper
Merchant
Seaman
Shopkeeper
Carpenter
Proprietor
Shopkeeper

Merchant
Proprietor

9,
Shopkeeper
Messenger
Shopkeeper


Proprietor
Merchant
Shopkeeper
Bar &
Snackette
Shopkeeper
Housewife
Shopkeeper
Businessman


I


Kingstown
Clare Valley
Sion Hill
Mt. Pleasant
Arnos Vale
Cane Hall
Campden Park
Questelles
Cane End
Richland Park
Arnos Vale
Carriere
Mesopotamia
Hopewell
Fountain
Belvidere
Victoria Village
McCarthy
Kingstown
Villa
Kingstown


,,
Enhams
Kingstown
Old Montrose
Kingstown
Cane Garden
Villa
Kingstown
Sion Hill
Kingstown

Layou
Villa
Kingstown
Mesopotamia
Chairicey
Vermont
Edinboro
Vermont
Layou
Calder
Kingstown
Mesopotamia
,,I
Clare Valley
Calliaqua
Whymm
Prospect
Calder
Kingstown
Sion Hill
Kingstown

Sion Hill
Kingstown

If


Situation of
Premises


Kingstown
Clare Valley
Sion Hill
Mt. Pleasant
Arnos Vale
Cane Hall
Camden Park
Questelles
Cane End
Richland Park
Arnos Vale
Carriere
Mesopotamia
Richland Park
Fountain
Belvidere
Victoria Village
McCarthy
Richland Park
Kingstown
)p
Kingstown
Arnos Vale
Calliaqua
Enhams
Kingstown
Kingstown

I,
ID
Sion Hill
Kingstown


Arnos Vale
Kingstown
Mesopotamia
Chathcey
Vermont
Edinboro
Vermont
Layou
Calder
Kingstown
Mesopotamia

Qlare Valley
Qalliaqua
Whymm
Prospect
Calder
Kingstown
Sion Hill
Kingstown

Sion Hill
Kingstown





SAIN 'I -ENT, Tl-:,-DAY, 23 DECEMBER, 1969.-(No. 80.) 487


PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES


Parish Names of Applicants Occupation Residence


St. George's- Rupert Williams Shipwright
and Wellington Huskinson Shopkeeper
St. Andrews Jonathan Nichols ,,
Edgar Reddock Comm. Agent
Stephanie Reddock Merchant
Corea & Co. Ltd.
Live Clarke Shopkeeper
Gladstone Williams Mason
,eonard Riffin Shopkeeper
Sardine's Bakery Ltd. Snackette
Frederick Gonsalves Merchant
Peter DaSilva
Neil Wallace
Fred J. DeNobriga
utd.
Hamilton Palmer Shopkeeper
i, arvin Llewellyn Merchant
Sydney Deare ,
Edwin P. Scrubb Shopkeeper
,ottlers Ltd. Aerated Bev-


Samuel Nelson
Fclix Homer
,Avis DeCaul
iiileen Joseph
tceon Thompson
Ezekiel Jackson
Westmore Duncan
Alfred Crosby
Jorcas Caruth
ieltram Motford
iric Jardine
yril Bass
'live Browne
; an Skeritt
':tnes Duncan
ietor Bushay
eeorge Samuel
_u(l Moses
*'rrey Mattis
Io'ilan Stephen
\lieene Robertson
,el;edict DaBreo
Sore Layne
'rtie Hadaway
I iids Trading Co.
W. Frank
l,;ph Alves
' alvin Ash
-tonl Johnny
Calvert Phillips
Edmund Hinds
Robert U. Jacobs
Gladstone Culzae
Daniel Fairbairn
Vincent Alexander
Elfreda Dowers
Almaida Ford
George Williams-
'Terry John
Kelvin Joslyn
I'


erage Factory
Mason
Shopkeeper



Carpenter
Shopkeeper


Farmer
Shopkeeper












Merchant


Businessman
|Shopkeeper


Fish Vendor
SBuilder
Shopkeeper





Mason
Surveyor


Situation o'
Premises


Kingstown Kingstown







Arnos Vale Arnos Vale
Kingstown 'Kingstown


7,







Victoria Village Victoria Village
Mesopotamia Mesopotamia
Calder Calder

Mesopotamia Caruth
Enhams Enhams
New Prospect New Prospect
Orange Grove Orange Grove
Enhams Enhams
Carapan ILr. Middle St.
Mesopotamia Mesopotamia
Queensbury Queensbury
Hope Hope
Peniston IPeniston
Pembroke Pembroke
Retreat Retreat
Vermont Vermont



Layou Layou
Kingstown Kingstown


Questtlles
Kingstown

Kingstown

Richland Park
Evesham



Goea,


Questelles
Kingstown

Kingstown

'Richland Park
Evesham



;Belair
I





188 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 23 DECEMBER, 1969.-(No. 80.)


PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES


Parish Names of Applicants



St. George's I daJackson
and )a.stian Deane
St. Andrews :'i Cain
James Dickson
SStephen Bascombe
I Wilbert Lewis
deorge Alexander
Elcerra Cadogan

.lary Matthews
Marie Gordon
.Angella Pierre
George Williams
iludson Simon
Kenuth George
James Hutchson
Esum Davis

Olga Byron
"Sanford Bradshaw
lienry Payne
rafton McClean
Ezekiel Glasgow
.i wendolyn Gittena
ranklyn Creese
Edward McDowald

I Beltram Mofford
I cetram Mofford
rDaynes Brothers
T )seph Tyrrel
i: Browne &
Bradshaw
;orma Glasgow
Linney Richards
Lyric Trading Co.
Lauretta Gibson
Beltram Mofford
Eric Sutherland
Militia Sutherland
Julian Baynes

Samuel Ballantyne
Cyril Cummings
Velma Browne
Lucy Miguel
Estalita Lotmore
Doris Charles
Olive Browne
Houston Lewis
George Forde
[lelon Fraser
Calvin F. Gibson
George Cumberbatch
Milton Morgan
Milton Williams
James Hutchinsor
'eon Barker
Tames Small
Tack Brothers
'1rpne Bonadie


Occ upation



Shopkeeper

Laui:derer
Shopkeeliper



Housewife

Shopkeeper
Housewife



Sliopkeeper


iSb upkeeper



Carpenter
Shopkeeper





Merch ant
Shopkeeper
. axi-Drivers

Shopkeeper
Domestic
Merchant
Shoplkeeper



Merchant


Dealer
Housewife
Shopkeeper


Housewife
Businessman
Merchant
Mason
Shopl eeper
Butcher
Shopkeeper

Merchant
',



Merchant


Residence



Buccment
Calder
Chauncey
Stubbs
Belair
Stubbs
Kingstown


Belair
unestellies
Calder
Belmont
Stubbs
Brighton
Sr~ubbs
Fa irbairn
P' sture
Stubbs
i\'inixstown
Calder
Beclvidele
Stubbs
McCarthy
Prospect
Fairbairn
Pasture
Belmont

Kingstown
Arnos Vale
Fountain

Camden Park
Questelles
Kingstown
Orange Grove
Belmont
Kingstown






Mesopotamia
Kingstown
Stubbs
Questelles
Kingstown

Belmont
Dauphnie
Kingstown
Chopins
Sion Hilu
Calder
Buccament
Peniston
Belair
Kinestown


Situation of
Premises


Buccament
Calder
Chauncey
Stubbs
Belair
Stubbs
Kingstown

Upper Stubbs
Belair
Questelles
Calder
Belmont
Stubbs
Brighton
Stubbs
Fairbairn
Pasture
Stubbs
Kinigstown
Calder
Belvidere
Stubbs
McCarthy
Prospect
Fairbairn
Pasture
Kingstown
Belmont
Kingstown
Arnos Vale
Fountain

Camden Park
Questelles
Kingstown
Orange Grove
Whimm
Kingstown






Mesopotamia
Kingstown
Stubbs
Questelles
Kingstown

Belmont
Dauphnie
Kingstown
Chopins
Sion Hill
Calder
Ruccament
Peniston
Belair





SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 23 DECEMBER, 1969.-(No. 80.) 489


PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES
---


Parish Names of Applicants Occupation


St. George's ,lwin Providence
and nunis DaSilva
St. A ndrews tubert DaSilva
ohn Dougan
braham Joseph
i lary James
I'hoebe James
,;yril A. Bowman
Rebecca Doyle
i Valcina Ollivierre
01ga Gilbert
Rudolph Hinds
AImos Bacchus
i d ward Ross
ieon Hinds
Hannah Browne
St. Clair Pierre
Alnaida Charles
Harold DaSilva
Octavia Burnett
Samuel McKie
Avis DeCaul
Alfred Gopaul
Donald Cambridge
C. J. Robinson
Vilna Mel. Cox

Charlotte Jionathan Sam
*Leila Godda:rd
Iramil Bruce
Bill Williams
Offord Morris
'Amabel! Graham
XEdmund, Baptiste
Lynbhur Morris
Lawrcnce L::mpkin
I arali John
!Ruby Nero
Evans Duncan
isabelle DeFreitas
ina DeL'rec:tis
Lloyd Toby
William Harry
:L.v'i Rodgers
iFitzroy McDowall
Frederick Ollivierre
Dalton Garrick
'Wilfred Lavia
!S];jah James
Terome Shearman
iChristiana Daniel
'lsa Daniel
Carol Regisford
Philip Osment
Cecil Pemberton
Thomas Sutton
W\illiam Sutherland
William Wall
'dmund Browne
klban Crichton
letha Boyea


Carpenter
Merchant
Shopkeeper
,1
Shop Clerk
Shopkeeper

Saiesmanager
Dome.isic
,,
Seamstress
Shopkeeper
Proprietor
Shopkeeper
Proprietor
Housewife
ShI'ipki-eeper

,,
Domestic
Shopkeeper

n


Hotel Prop.

1x.hiopkeeper

ha opkeeper
Shopkeeper

Peasa-nt
t'roprie'or
Clark
Shopkeeper
SWhopkeeper
Peatant
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
.-;hopkeepcl)er
Shopkeeper
Proprietor
Shopkeeper
)ealer
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Merchant
Planter
Merchant
',erchant
Planter
Merchant


Residence Situation of
Premises


Roseau Roseau
Kingstown Kingstown
S",,
Calliaqua Calliaqua
Campden Park Campden Park
Gomea Dauphnie
Dauphnie
Mesopotamia Mesopotamia
Fountain Fountain
Villa Long Lane Upr.
Mesopotamia Mesopotamia
Ki ngstown Kingstown
Mesopotamia Mesopotamia
Choppins Choppins
New Montrose Pauls' Avenue
arriere Carriere
Campden Park Camp)den Park
Calliaqua Calliaqua
Richmond Hill Richmor.d Hill
Carriere Cane End
Shares Village Sharpes Village
Calder Calder
lomea Gomea
Layou Layou
Questelles Questelles
Indian Bay Indian Bay

New Adelphi Nre Adelphi
Chestor Cott. 1' t-'r Cott.
Lowmanrs jWd. Lowmans Wd.
lowmans Wd. Lr .*ms Wd.
iowmanis cWd. Lowmn;;ns Wd.
Lowmans ATWd. Lowi-nas Wd.
xreggs Gr(!;gs
Lowri.ans Wd. Lowi-mans Wd.
Lownina,! Wd. Low~wmans Wd.
Low,';ii:s; VWd. Loa'Ivni;ns Wd.
Greggs er .ggs
'Gregg. '
v'rea 3-. re
Prelle Vue ""I!e iue
i)amond )ianiond
N,',' Ground OI):niond
C'ro':nd Dram'ond
New (riiounds DiamoiJ
'cedars ',dal
Biabou Biaboa
Greggs regc
Bvrea vr, iT
Lov-in ns Wd. Lowmianr Wd.
Bridgetown Brl1cln.'
Biabou Biaibou
3ridgetown 'ridjenwn
Sandy Ba'y Sandy Bay
New Grounds New Crounds
Georgetown Georgetown
Dickson Dickson
Lanfqri'o Park ranr.lev Park
Sandy Bay Sandy Bay
Dickson Dickson
Byrea Byrea


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490 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 23 DECEMBER, 1969.-(No. 80.)


PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES


Parish Names of Applicants



Charlotte G. A. Huggins
Samuel Maloney
-Ha-old Blake
David Sandy
[Huih Forde
George A. Forde
,ugsustas Baptiste
A ic. Cordice
Augustus Hoyte
Branford John
Victoria Williams
Geneva Timm
Cecelia DaSilva
Louise Corke
Louise Corke
Cyril Liverpool
Alban Pereira
Edward Grant
Do- othy Mercury
Cyril Hull
taarnell King
Prudence John
Charles Graham
Kelvin Crichton
Ta;:cns Quammice
)wve;i Sutherland
.)?eiiii Sutherland
rPhopho:n:: nniss
Charles Jones
Aiban Consalves
Arnott Roberts
Lawrence Brewster
Bebedict Frederick
Henry Edwards
Edmund Smith
Theophilus Homer
Agatha Fergus
Baster Neptune
Hiarold Loraine
Slymas Williams
)ennis Hoyte
rjeolia Lockhart

St. Patrick 'man Daize
.V:llis Gould
rna Dalton
,,inald Ash
Selwyn Connell
iin Layne
;'cr Patterson
-i Charles
[larold Daniel
Snoch Morris
Luhby Ollivierre
Joseph Anderson


St. David


)liver Gills
C(-i:l McKenzie
Yay Francis
'Neil Charles
*Alumina Ottley
!' -1,lIh I)pinpeshe


Occupation



Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Mason
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Merchant
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Housewife
Domestic
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Proprietor
Proprietor
Housewife
Proprietor
Shopkeeper
Farmer
Shopkeeper
Proprietor
Shopkeeper
Prop ietor
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Jrpivietor
Prop: ietor
ih)pkeeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Carpenter
Proprietor
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper

Shopkeeper
ihoplreeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Merchant
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
'Shopkeeper
Proprietor
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper

Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Chauffeur
Shopkeeper
iShonkl ner


Residence


Georgetown
Greggs
Georgetown
Georgetown
Biabou
Kingstown
Sandy Bay
Sandy Bay
Sandy Bay
Biabou
Dickson
Lowmans Wd.
Mt. Greenan
Georgetown
Georgetown
Georgetown
South Rivers
South Rivers
Dickson
Biabou
Diamond
Lowmans Wd.
Lowmans Wd.
Dieksion
Langley Park
Langley Park
Georgetown
Mt. Bentinek
Georgetown
Colonarie
Greggs
South Rivers
Lowmans Wd.
Overland
Georgetown
Greggs
Mt. Greenan
Colonarie
Owia
Chapmaus
Sandy Bay
Gorse

Barrouallie
Barrouallie
Barrouallie
Barrouallie
Barrouallie
Barrouallie
Spring Village
Coulls fill
Bar rouallie
Spring Village
Barrouallie
Barrouallie

Fitz Hughes
Petit Bordel
Cha teaubelair
Chateaubelair
Chateaubelair
Petit Bordel


Situation of
Premises


Georgetown
Greggs
Georgetown
Georgetown
Biabou
Mt. Bentinck
Sandy Bay
Sandy Bay
Sandy Bay
Biabou
Dicksons
Lowmans Wd.
Mt. Greenan
Georgetown
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SAINT VINCENT


MINUTES OF THE THIRTEENTH SITTING OF THE SECOND SESSION
OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, HELD AT THE COUNCIL
CHAMBER, KINGSTOWN, ON THURSDAY, 16TH OCTOBER,
1969 AT 10.00 A.M.

PRESENT

The Honourable C. ST. C. DACON, Speaker,
S. E. SLATER, Member for North Leeward, Minister of Home
Affairs,
J. L. EUSTACE, Member for South Leeward, Minister of Edu-
cation and Health,
J. F MITCHELL, Member for the Grenadines, Minister of Agri-
culture, Trade and Tourism,
A. T. WARNER, Attorney General,
E. T. JOSHUA, Member for Central Windward, Leader of the
Opposition,
Mrs. I. I. JOSHUA, Member for North Windward,
R. F. MARKSMAN, Member for West St. George,
J. A. FERDINAND, Nominated Member,
E. A. C. HUGHES, Nominated Member.

ABSENT

The Honourable R. M. CATO, Member for East St. George, Chief Minister and
Minister of Finance,
L. C. LATHAM, Member for South Windward, Minister of
Housing, Local Government and Community Development,
H. K. TANNIS, Member for Kingstown, Minister of Communi-
cations, Works and Labour.

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

MINUTES
Minutes of the Sitting held on 11th September, 1969 copies of which had
been previously circulated were taken as read and were confirmed.




PAPERS LAID
The following members laid on the Table of the Council the papers indicated
hereunder:
Attorney General:
Council Paper No. 8 or 1969: The Pension (Amendment) Regula-
tions, 1969
Council Paper No. 9 of 1969: Report of Select Committee on the St.
Joseph's Convent Incorporation Private Bill
Council Paper No. 10 of. 1969: Report of Select Committee on the
Brothers of the Christian Schools Incorporation Private Bill.
Minister of Iome Affairs on behalf of the Chief Minister & Minister of
Finance:
Council Paper No. 11 of 1969: Report of the Accountant General for
the year 1966.
Council Paper No. 12 of 1969 Report of the Senior Auditor on the
Audit of the Accounts for the year 1967.

ORAL ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
1. HON. E. T. JOSIUA (Central Windward) asked the Minister of Communi-
cations, Works and Labour if he would please state the exact sum'
of money spent on the maintenance of roads up to the first half of
1969 and also give a breakdown of the sums spent in each constituency
for the purpose; and if he would further state how much capital expen-
diture in each constituency was disbursed on the upkeep and main-
tenance of roads.
The Minister for Communications, Works and Labour replied:
The exact sum of money spent on the Maintenance of Roads for the period
1st January, 1969 to 30th June, 1969 was $159,964.51. The breakdown by dis-
tricts is as follows:
(a)
Kingstown District $16,470.00
South Leeward $17,820.00
North Leeward $19,330.00
West St. George $17,230.00
East St. George $14,660.00
South Windward $17,260.00
Central Windward $17,112.00
North Windward ~i ";.558.00
Bequia $ 8,920.00
Southern Grenadines $ 4,504.00 $159,964.00

No Capital Expenditure was utilized on Maintenance and Upkeep of Roads.






It will be noted that East St. George has had the least amount on this
Island.

Supplimenetary Question:
HON. E. T. JOSHUA (Central Windward) asked the Minister whether the
figures produced represent expenditure mainly for the maintenance of roads
or also items of Capital expenditure.

The Minister replied: The figures represent expenditure for maintenance
work only. Capital expenditure is quite separate.
HON. E. T. JOSHUA (Central Windward) asked whether the figures do not
in fact include elements of capital expenditure.
The Minister replied in the negative.

2. HON. E. T. JOSHUA (Central Windward) asked the Chief Minister &
Minister of Finance if he would please state the reason for not taking
up monies due to be spent under the Colonial Development and Welfare
Act to the tune of one-quarter of a million dollars due to be spent up
to March 1969 and the sum so allocated was as a result reverted to
the British Treasury.
The Minister of Home Affairs on behalf of the Chief Minister & Minister
of Finance replied:
The attention of the Honourable Member is invited to the statement made
in the Throne speech on 26th June, 1967 at the opening of the first Session of
this Council when it was pointed out that substantial sums of money allocated
under the C.D. & W Act had not been utilised by the previous Government,
because of inadequate planning.
In the 1967 Budget Address which was delivered on 28th June, 1967, it was
stated that as at 31st March, 1967, uncommitted balances of this territory's
C.D. & W allocation amounted to $576,000, while unissued balances amounted
to $1.6 M.
The fact that some $1/4 M. of this territory's C.D. & W. allocation remained
unissued as at 31st March, 1969, is not due to any neglect by this Government.
Indeed the whole C.D. & W allocation of $1.248 M. was fully committed to
C.D. & W Schemes since May 1968. Delays occurred, however, in the formal
approval of the Schemes, and in many instances, e.g., due to inability to recruit
qualified engineers for the Road Re-instatement Programme, Architectural
drawings for the New Administration Building, steel frames for the Science
Laboratory at the Grammar School and for the extension of the Girls' High
School, so that monies actually issued by the Commonwealth Office who control
the funds and are advised by the Developlment Division in Barbados, fell short
of the allocation by the amount indicated.






There is ample evidence, however, that more Schemes than ever before have
been approved and completed within the two and a half years since May 1967.

Supplementary Question:
HON. E. T. JOSIUA (Central Windward) asked: Does the Minister intend
to say after being in office for 2 consecutive years with the previous Government
under which he served that there was inability of the past Government to spend
money 7
Mr. Speaker ruled that the answer to the Honourable Member's question
is embodied in paragraph 3 of the Minister's reply and that he would only
accept a supplementary question on that paragraph.
3. HoN. E. T. JOS1UA (Central Windward) asked the Chief Minister & Min-
ister of Finance to explain to this House the basis on which portfolios
are now created e.g. a Minister of State, a Minister of Home Affairs
and such portfolios.
The Minister for Home Affairs on behalf of the Chief Minister & Minister
of Finance replied:
Ministers other than the Chief Minister are appointed by the Administrator
acting on the advice of the Chief Minister in accordance with section 13 of the
Saint Vincent Constitution Orders, 1959 to 1968. They are charged with respon-
sibility for subjects or departments by the Administrator acting on the advice
of the Chief Minister in accordance with section 17 of the said Constitution
Orders.
4. HoN. Mrs. I. I. JOSHUA (North Windward) asked the Minister of Home
Affairs if he would please state to this House how he was appointed
Minister of Home Affairs before the Statehood Constitution came into
being.
The Minister of Home Affairs replied:
By instrument under the hand of the Administrator, issued pursuant to
Section 17 of the Saint Vincent Constitution Orders, and taking effect from
the 1st day of September, 1969, I was charged with responsibility for the
subjects and departments falling under the Ministry of Home Affairs and listed
in the said instrument. A list of the subjects and departments with responsibility
for which Ministers were respectively charged was published in the Gazette of
the 16th September, 1969.
5. HIoN. Mrs. I. I. JOSHUA (North Windward) asked the Minister of Education
& Health if he would please state to this House a reason or reasons why
the number of Scholarships to secondary schools offered by Government
had not been taken up and the number of places so offered and capable
of being taken up have not been allocated by the Ministry. Whether the
answer is in the negative or affirmative are these places still available
within the current term.






The Minister of Education and Health replied as follows:
S.R. & O. No. 44 of 1959 Reg. 22 as amended by S.R. & O. No. 40 of 1963
stipulates the minimum number of scholarships to be awarded annually by
Government (2 boys and 2 girls) and the conditions governing such awards.
34 pupils reached the standard required for a Government Scholarship-
and 34 awards were made to Government Secondary Schools. One award was
not taken up.

6. HON. Mrs. I. I. JOSHUA (North Windward) a;ked the Minister of Education
& Health if he would please state why the fees for those who go to the
expensive part of the Hospital are not being collected or the people
who go there are not paying these dues. On what basis of justification
is this done.
The Minister of Education and Health replied:
Fee paying patients at the Kingstown General Hospital must deposit sums
of $50.00, $40.00 and $20.00 respectively on admission. If the final bill exceeds
such amount the patient is subsequently billed for the amount owing. This
present arrangement is expected to make for satisfactory collections, and to
reduce the amount of arrears outstanding.

MOTION-BUSINESS OF THE COUNCIL
Motion made and Question put and agreed to "that Notice be dispensed
with for the purpose of listing 'The Maurice Sharpe Pension (Amendment Bill)
-First Reading' as Order No. 9 and renumbering orders Numbers 9 to 13 as
Numbers 10 to 14 respectively" (S.O. 25).

ORDERS OF THE DAY
1. The Supplementary Appropriation (1969, No. 3) Bill was introduced
and read a first time.
The Minister of Home Affairs on behalf of the Chief Minister & Minister
of Finance moved that the Bill be now read a second time. (S.O. 64).
Question put and agreed to
Bill read a second time
The Honourable E. T. Joshua commenced his debate on the Bill
Sitting suspended 11.25 a.m. (Disorder)
Sitting resumed 11.35 a.m.
The Honourable E. T. Joshua concluded his debate
The Honourable J. L. Eustace joined the debate
Sitting suspended 12.30 p.m. (Luncheon)
Sitting resumed 2.00 p.m.






The Honourable J. L. Eustace concluded his debate
The Ionourables Mrs. I. I. Joshua and J. F Mitchell joined the debate.
The Minister of Home Affairs replied.
Council went into Committee of Supply to consider the Bill
Council resumed
Bill reported, read the third time by title and passed without amendment.

2. The Saint Vincent National Trust Bill was introduced and read a first
time.
Motion made and ()O stion p C' cpr1 to "that the Bill be taken
through all its stages at this meeting" (S.O. 46(2)).
The Minister of Agriculture Trade and Tourism moved that the Bill be now
read a second time.
Question put and agreed to
Bill read a second time
The Minister debated the Bill
The Honourable E. T. Joshua joined the debate.
The Minister replied
Council went into Committee to consider the Bill
Council resumed
Bill reported, read the third time and passed with the following amend-
ments:
Clause 1: Place a comma after the word "Ordinance" in line 2, add the
figures "1969", and delete the words "and shall come into operation
on a day to be appointed by the Administrator by proclamation pub-
lished in the Gazette" Also delete the words "and Commencement"
in the marginal note.
Clause 2: Substitute the words "Museums and Antiques" for the words
"Home Affairs" at line 5
Clause 5 (c) Delete the comma after the word "otherwise" at line 1,
and delete the word and comma "recovery,"
Clause 13: Substitute a comma for the full-stop at end and add the follow-
ing words and full-stop: "or in respect of any instrument whereby
any Trust property is mortgaged or charged to secure advances or
loans of money "
Clause 14: Substitute the figure "1 for the figure "4" appearing be-
tween the brackets at line 1, and substitute the words "by inserting
immediately before the proviso of the said sub-section the following"
for the words "insertion of the following new paragraph".






3. The Money Lending (Amendment) Bill was introduced and read a
first time.
Motion made and Question put and negative "that the Bill be taken
through all its stages at this meeting" (S.O. 46 (2)).

4. The Customs Duties (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 (2)).
The Minister of Home Affairs on behalf of the Chief Minister & Minister
of Finance 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 J. F Mitchell joined the debate
Council went into Committee to consider the Bill
Council resumed
Bill reported, read the third time by title and passed without amendment.
Sitting suspended 4.30 p.m. (Tea)
Sitting resumed 5.00 p.m.

5. The Pensions (Amendment) 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(2).
The Honourable Attorney General 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 Attorney General replied
Council went into Committee to consider the Bill
Council resumed
Bill reported, read the third time by title and passed without amendment.

6. The Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill was introduced and read
a first time.

7. The West Indies Associated States Supreme Court (Saint Vincent)
Bill was introduced and read a first time.







8. The Prisons Ordinance 1967 Declaratory Bill was introduced and read
a first time.
9. The Maurice Sharpe Pension (Amendment) 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 (2)).
The Honourable Attorney General moved that the Bill be now read a
second time.
The Honourables E. T. Joshua and J. L. Eustace joined the debate.
The Honourable Attorney General replied.
Council went into Committee to consider the Bill.
Council resumed.
Bill reported, read the third time by title and passed with the following
amendments:
Clause 2: Insert the words "Repeal and Replacement of section 2 of
Principal Ordinance." as a marginal note.
Clause 3: Insert the word "Commencement" as a marginal note.
10. The Honourable Attorney General moved that the Passport (Offences)
Bill be now read a second time.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time.

INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS
It being 6.00 o'clock Mr. Speaker interrupted the business under discussion.
(S.O. 11(1)). Whereupon Motion made and Question put and agreed to "that
the sitting shall end not later than 7 o'clock". (S.O. 11(1)).
ORDERS OF TIHE DAY CONTINUED.
Order Number 10 resumed. No debate arising.
Council went into Committee to consider the Bill
Council resumed.
Bill reported, read the third time by title and passed without amendment.
11. The Minister of Agriculture, Trade and Tourism moved that the
Aliens (Lamd-Holding Regulation) (Amendment) Bill be now read a second
time.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time.





63

The Honourables E. A. C. Hughes, the Minister of Agriculture, Trade and
Tourism, and the Honourable E. T. Joshua debated the Bill. Whereupon
motion made and Question put and agreed to that further consideration of the
Bill be deferred.
Bill accordingly deferred.
12. Motion made and Question put and agreed to that the Report of the
Select Committee on the St. Joseph's Coni'cnt Itncorporation Private Bill be
adopted.
Question put and agreed that Bill be read a third time.
(S.O.71(12)).
Bill read a third time by title andi passed the following allieldllments
(S.O. 71 (12))
Conmmencemllent
Para.l: Correct the word "St. Josephs" at line 3 to read "St. Joseph's";
delete the words "the Colony of at line 4; and substitute the words
"St. Vincent" for the words "'the Colony" at line 9.
Para. 2 Delete the words "the Island" at line 4, and the words "the
Island of" at line 8.
Para. 3: Delete the words "this Colony" at line 4.
Clause 1 Correct the words "St. Josephs" at line 5 to read "St. Joseph'.
Clause 2 Correct the words "St. Josephs" at line 5 to read "St. Joseph's";
delete the words "the Colony" at line 9; and substitute the word "two"
for the word "both" after the words "presence of" at line 11.
Clause 3: Delete the words "and improve" at lines 15 and 16.
' 'Claie 7 Substitute the words "St. Vincent" for the words "the Colony"
at line 2.

13. Motion made and Question put and agreed that the Report of the
Select Committee on the Brothers of the Christian Schools Incorporation Private
!Bill be adopted.
Question put and agreed to that the Bill be now read a third time.
(S.O. 71 (12)).
Bill read a third time and passed with the following amendments
(S.0,.71(12))
1 ,,,(.a) Preamble: Para. 5: Delete the words "and its Dependencies" at
line 4.
(b) Enactment Clause: Delete the words "and its Dependencies" at line 3.
(c) Clause 2: Delete the words "the Island of" and the words "and its
Dependencies" at line 10.
(d) Delete Clause 4 and renumber clauses 5, 6, 7 and 8 as Clauses 4, 5,
6, and 7.







14. The Honourable E. T. Joshua (Central Windward) moved the follow-
ing motion standing in his name:
WHEREAS the minimum rates paid in the colony for unskilled and
other types of labour are adjudged to be the smallest in the West Indies:
AND WHEREAS the grave high cost of living has made it hard on these
wage earners to exist even at a minimum standard;
AND WHEREAS the example of an inadequate rate set in the territory
must give rise to contention in cases where trade unions must negotiate
and carry out collective bargaining.
BE IT RESOLVED that this Government take on the responsibility of
properly assessing the minimum rates of the territory by inquiring
into the high cost of living of the unskilled and other workers with
the view of adjusting this grave disparity vis a vis the cost of living.

Motion seconded by the Honourable Member for North Windward.
Question proposed
The Honourable E. T. Joshua debated the motion.
The Minister of Home Affairs moved that the motion be amended as follows:
Delete paragraph 3 and insert the words continue to" between the
words "Government" and "take" at line 1 of paragraph 4.
Amendment proposed
The Honourable E. T. Joshua briefly debated the amendment.
No further debate arising.
Question for the motion as amended put and resolved in the affirmative
without division.
Question for the original motion put and negatived without division.
ADJOURNMENT
Motion made and Question put and agreed to "that this Concil. do now
adjourned sine die"

;Council adjourned accordingly at 7.00 p.m.

C. St. C. D)ACO%,
Speaker.


Confirmed this 1 lhi iday of December, 1969.

C. St. C. 'DACON,
Speaker.







SAINT VINCENT


HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
MINUTES OF THE FIRST SITTING OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY HELD AT THE ASSEMBLY CHAMBER,
KINGSTOWN, ON MONDAY. 27TH OCTOBER, 1969 AT 10.45 A.M.

PRESENT

The Honourable C. ST. C. DACON, Speaker,
R. M. CATO, Member for East St. George, Premier and Minister
of Finance,
S. E. SLATER, Member for North Leeward, Minister of Home
Affairs,
J. L. EUSTACE, Member for South Leeward, Minister of Edu-
cation and Health,
J. F MITCIIELL, Member for the Grenadines, Minister of Agri-
culturec Trade and Tourism,
L. C. LATIIAM, Member for South Windward, Minister of
Housing, Local Government and Community Development,
H. K. TANNIS, Member for Kingstown, Minister of Communi-
cations, Works and Labour,
A. T. WARNER, Attorney General,
R. F. MARKSMAN, Member for West St. George,
J. A. FERDINAND, Nominated Member,
E. A. C. HUGHES, Nominated Member.

ABSENT


The Honourable


E. T. JOSHUA, Member for Central Windward, Leader of the
Opposition,
Mrs. I. I. JOSHUA, Member for North Windward.


PRAYERS
Mr. Speaker read the prayers of the House.

PROCLAMATION
The Clerk c\f the House read His Excellency the Governor's Proclamation
requiring the attendance of Members.






Sitting suspended 11.00 a.m.

Sitting resumed.

His Excellency the Governor, Mr. IIywel George C.M.G., O.B.E., accom-
panied by the British Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs,
the Rt. Honourable Lord Shepherd, P.C., M.P., entered the Chamber in pro-
cession. His Excellency took the seat on the dais and the British Minister of
State took his seat in the Distinguished Visitors' Gallery.

HANDING OVER OF CONSTITUTIONAL INSTRUMENTS
The Rt. Honourable Lord Shepherd was escorted to the bar of the House
by the Sergeant-at-Arms where he delivered the following address and handed
over the Constitutional Instruments to the Honourable Premier:

Mr. Speaker:
It is for me a signal honour and also a great personal pleasure to be here
to represent the British Government at your Statehood celebrations to-day.

These celebrations mark a deeply significant step in the constitutional
history of St. Vincent. To-day the decisions first taken at the Windward Islands
Constitutional Conference in 1966 that St. Vincent should proceed to the status
of association with Great Britain, are being carried into effect. And so St. Vin-
cent joins her five sister territories in the Windward and Leeward Islands who
are already Associated States.

We in Britain would, of course, have been happy to have seen St. Vincent
and the other Associated States proceed to the ultimate goal of full independence
alone or in a wider relationship. As you know, the Constitution makes full
provision for either course.

But for the present what is important is, that this step which you in St.
Vincent are taking todayis one which, as was amply demonstrated to me during
my visit earlier this year to your beautiful island, is deeply desired by
virtually all of your people. For us in Britain this is enough.

Although you achieve this new relationship we shall continue to help econo-
mically as we have done in the past. It is our aim that the aid which we have
previously made available to St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the form of
development funds, technical assistance, training facilities and the like should
continue.

The British Development Division in the Caribbean has made it possible
to administer aid more quickly and its officers will continue to work with your
Government towards a close understanding of your needs. I hope you will draw
fully on their expertise and willingness to help.





3

The economy of St. Vincent, like that of many territories in this area, has
been faced with serious difficulties in recent years, not least because of the closure
of your sugar industry and the sharp decline in the arrowroot market. These
setbacks have been met with firm and laudable efforts on the part of your Gov-
ernment to provide a wider and stronger base to the economy and 1 feel confident
that from this base you will be able to proceed to greater prosperity.
Perhaps one of the brightest hopes for the future lies in the development of
tourism and its supporting industries. The scenic beauty of St. Vincent and the
glorious beaches of the Grenadines are priceless assets with which to attract
holiday-makers and investors alike. I know that schemes are already under way
for improving the amenities and communications of the islands. This will both
facilitate the visit of tourists and increase the prosperity and well-being of your
own people. We wish you well with your endeavours; we will help where we can.
The Premier, and the St. Vincent Government as a whole, have, I know,
the wider interests of the whole Commonwealth Carribbean very much at heart.
Some of you may be looking to me to say something about the future of the
Associated States in general. This I think is a matter which lies largely in your
own hands. I know that much thought has been given to the future by your
Leaders, especially in this particular part of the Caribbean. Some ideas have
been produced, constructive and thoughtful ideas, which reflect great credit
on those who have taken the initiative in the matter. These ideas are, I under-
stand, still not at the final stage of elaboration, but they all spring from a belief
that strength derives from closer unity and closer cooperation. We have seen
encouraging results from this process in the economic field-I need only men-
tion Carifta and the successful establishment of the Regional Development Bank.
Much it seems to me could be gained from greater unity in the political field.
But, as I say, it is entirely a matter for you to decide where your own interests
lie. For our part you can be sure that the British Government will welcome,
and assist so far as we are able, any moves towards greater unity which are
genuinely desired by the people of the area and whith offer a prospect of lasting
success.
Today we close a volume of the history of St. Vincent. At the same time
we open the cover of yet another volume-one in which future achievements will
be recorded. What these achievements will be rests as much as anything on
your wisdom, aspirations and resolve.
In this part of the twentieth century it is no longer possible to allow events
to take a haphazard course if you expect to survive. Great economic and social
changes are taking place in the world and you must be in a position to adopt
those changes that are in your best interests. It is therefore, of the utmost
importance that leaders in this area should not only plan for the future, but
should reach decisions and then implement them.

Mr. Speaker, it is now my very pleasant duty to hand over to the Premier
a volume of the Statutory Instruments embodying the New Constitution.






In doing so I would like to express to the Premier my admiration of the
leadership he has given to St. Vincent and say to him what a pleasure it has
been for me personally to work with him in bringing St. Vincent to Statehood.

With these documents Mr. Speaker go the best wishes of the Government
and people of Britain for the future good fortune and happiness of St. Vincent.
Although the form of our relationship is now changing, I am sure that our two
countries will maintain and strengthen the links of trust and friendship that
have for so long joined us and that, within the Commonwealth family, we shall
continue to work together.

May God bless St. Vincent and her people.


The Honourable Premier received the Constitutional Instruments and laid
them on the Table of the House.



MESSAGE FROM GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF BRITAIN

The Honourable Premier read the following letter which he had received
from the Prime Minister of England, and then delivered an Address of Thanks:


"10 Downing Street
Whitehall
October 20, 1969.

My Dear Premier,
It gives me great pleasure to ask Lord Shepherd as the leader of the British
delegation at your Statehood celebrations to bring you this message of goodwill
from myself and from the British Government and people. Your new status of
association with Great Britain, which has been modelled to suit your country's
particular requirements, will, I am confident, open up new opportunities for
the development of your country and I wish you all success for the future.
Yours sincerely,

(Sgd.) Harold Wilson.


The Hon. R. Milton Cato."






ADDRESS OF THANKS

Delivered by the Honourable Premier
Mr. Speaker:
I have the honour to accept the new constitutional instruments for the
State of Saint Vincent, and I do so with an immeasurable degree of pride min-
gled with the utmost humility. Pride, Mr. Speaker, in that it has fallen to my
lot as first Premier of this State to be the chosen representative of the Govern-
ment and people of St. Vincent on this historical occasion of our attainment to
Statehood in Association with Great Britain, and humility, because of my deep
consciousness of the very heavy responsibilities which now devolve on me, on my
Government and on the people of Saint Vincent.
I am greatly heartened by the fact that as I look around I can gather
encouragement from the presence with us during our celebrations of the numer-
ous distinguished personages representing both fully independent countries and
others sharing similar status as our own. I am further encouraged by the fact
that these countries have from time to time demonstrated their interest in us
and their desire to help us achieve our goal of complete independence in the
most generous and practical manner, by contributing of their expertise and
tangible economic assistance.
In this hemisphere we have found sympathy from the Government and
people of the United States of America and the presence in this Chamber of
their Ambassador to the West Indies is evidence of an increasing interest.
We have during the last two years succeeded in strengthening the long
standing ties which we hold and cherish with the Dominion of Canada repre-
sented in full strength here today not only at the Federal level but at the pro-
vincial level by our dear friends from the province of Ontario.
We are also happy to welcome the representatives of West Germany and
the Republic of India.
St. Vincent's Association with Great Britain, Mr. Speaker, dates back to
nearly three and one-half centuries ago when this Territory was included in the
patent granted to the Earl of Carlisle by Charles 1. Since then this association
has had a most checquered history of skirmishes with the native Caribs, take-
over bids by the French, involvement in the war with America, and not least
of all our own sometimes frustrating but oft times refreshing negotiations of the
last few years.
The Rt. Honourable the Minister of State has quite rightly recorded it as
a matter for regret that it did not prove possible for Saint Vincent and the
other Territories of the West Indies to proceed to the ultimate goal of full
independence. The circumstances which continue to militate against this are
well known, but with the establishment of the Caribbean Free Trade Association
in Mayjast year and the signing of the Charter for the establishment of the
Caribbean Development Bank only a few days ago, both of which regional insti-
tutions, have as their objective the fostering of closer economic ties among the






Territories of the area, in which I am proud to state my Government has
actively participated. There are clear indications that the day is not far off
when a new attempt for bringing together of all the people of the area in some
form of political association will bear fruit.
My Government's views on this subject have already been clearly stated,
and the State stands ready to assist in whatever way possible to ensure the
fulfilment of this dream.
Mr. Speaker, I welcome the assurance given by the Rt. Honourable Minister
of State that it is not the intention of Great Britain to retreat from its pledges
and its responsibilities of providing economic aid to this Territory. We share
his Government's views that the need for grant-in-aid of Administration should
be eliminated within the least possible time, and indeed my Government has
already taken certain steps in this direction. However this aim can only be fully
achieved if there is a greater flow of development funds in order to provide the
infrastructure and the expertise which in common with most of the Caribbean
Territories is sadly lacking, and which is so vitally essential to the promotion of
a viable economy.

My Government is aware that it will not be possible to provide the people
of this Territory with all the amenities which they clamour for, overnight. We
will need time and the continued assistance of well-disposed Governments and
in particular the assistance of the Development Division in Barbados, with
whom I am happy to say a workable and friendly relationship has already been
established.

The problems to be solved are legion-The Rt. Honourable Minister has
mentioned only two which have contributed to the stagnation in the territory's
economy within recent years, namely the closure of the sugar industry and the
decline in the arrowroot market. My Government sincerely hopes that St. Vin-
cent's special problems with the Banana Industry, which we share with our
sister territories in the Windward Islands will not be overlooked when the time
comes for Britain to negotiate the terms of entry into the European community.

Mr. Speaker, I would wish to assure the Rt. Honourable Minister of State
of my own personal delight and the satisfaction of my Government that it has
been possible for him to be present today as the British Government's repre-
sentative and to hand over these constitutional instruments which are the cul-
mination of our joint efforts over the past two years. He has not only been an
able and conviAcing negotiator but he has enhanced in no small measure his
country's reputation as champions of democracy.

I will now ask him, Air. Speaker, to convey the good wishes of the Govern-
ment and people of the Slate of St. Vincent to the Government and people of
Great Britain, and I trust that this Association which has been further cemented
today will be maintained and strengthened in the years that are ahead.






SPEECH FROM THE THRONE

His Excellency the Governor delivered the following Speech from the
Throne and declared the First Session of the First Parliament of St. Vincent
open:
Mr. Speaker, Honourable Members of the House of Assembly, this State
Opening of Parliament today marks the transition of St. Vincent from a period
of colonialism to the threshold of 0111o let, independence. We embark today
on a partnership with Great Britain which brings to this State complete respon-
sibility for its own internal affairs.

By a voluntary arrangement with the United Kingdom Government worked
out at several conferences between representatives of the United Kingdom Gov-
ernment and the elected representatives of the people of this State, it will now
be necessary to consult with Ier Majesty's Government only on matters of
external affairs and defence.

Mr. Speaker, Honourable Members, it is hardly necessary to restate here
that the only reason for this reservation is that this country's own representa-
tives have had to face the fact that we are unable-to undertake the heavy finan-
cial burden of managing external affairs and defence. It is the fervent hope of
my Government that a way will soon be found through regional cooperation
whereby this final hurdle to complete independence can be overcome.

My Government is completely dedicated to the promotion of the complete
economic and political integration of Commonwealth Caribbean and will con-
tinue as a first step to strive for closer political association between St. Vincent
and any or all of the other Associated States.

To this end, my Government will continue to give its unstinted support to
the West Indies Associated States' Council of Ministers, the Regional Develop-
ment Agency and the Eastern Caribbean Common Market.

My Government does not intend to confine its activities to this restricted
area of regional cooperation but will edeavour to make the economic integration
of the entire Commonwealth Caribbean a reality by continuing to participate
in the Caribbean Free Trade Area Agreement and the Caribean Development
Bank.

My Government will also strive to promote the concept of a Regional Air
Carrier.

Mr. Speaker, IIonourable Members of the House of Assembly, my Govern-
ment has no intention to discard the bonds of friendship which have existed
for nearly two centuries between St. Vincent and the United Kingdom Govern-
ment but would rather seek to further the Commonwealth ideal, and will seek
to strengthen its ties with the North American continent and in particular with
the Dominion of Canada.






In this my first message to the House of Assembly summoned under the
new Constitution, my Government takes the opportunity to firmly and unequi-
vocally pledge to promote and maintain the spirit of democracy in this state.

My Government will respect and defend the powers and privileges of Parlia-
ment and maintain the independence of the Judiciary.

My Government recognizes that we live in a multiracial society and will
guarantee to every citizen freedom of worship, equality of opportunity for
employment and equality before the law without regard to colour, class or creed.

My Government will cooperate at all times with the various religious de-
nominations and with all voluntary organizations which are striving to inculcate
new democratic ideals and values especially among the youth of the State.

Mr. Speaker, Honourable Members of the House of Assembly, my Govern-
ment is dedicated to the economic development of this new State and will
intensify its efforts to improve the infrastructure. My Government will continue
to pay special attention to the needs of the Grenadines so that the tourist develop-
ment of these islands can proceed more rapidly and so provide a market for the
agricultural commodities produced on the mainland.

My Government will continue in cooperation with the Carifta Council
of Ministers to protect the interests of this State's agricultural community, par-
ticularly in the light of Britain's proposed entry into the European Common
Market.
Mr. Speaker, Members of the House of Assembly, in the course of this
Session of Parliament, my Government will seek to introduce a series of progres-
sive legislative measures, among them being a bill to set up a Development
Corporation for the purpose of managing commercial, industrial and agricul-
tural projects on behalf of Government, a bill to facilitate the operation of a
Housing and Finance Mortgage Company in order to ease the housing problems
of the State and a bill to amend the Electricity Ordinance in order to provide
for greater local participation in the management of the State's electricity
services.

A Bill to establish a Beach Control Authority will be introduced to safe-
guard the orderly development of our beaches and to ensure that out citizens
have access to all our beaches.

My Government will amend the Income Tax Ordinance in order to provide
greater incentives to the farmers, in keeping with its agricultural policy.

My Government will also seek to amend the laws relating to companies,
banks, pensions, public health and education to bring them more in keeping
with the requirements of a modern society.







With the added responsibilities and obligations of Statehood my Govern-
ment looks forward to increased support from every loyal citizen of this New
State so that together we can achieve the aims and objects that have been briefly
outlined above.

I now declare the first session of this new Parliament of St. Vincent open,
and I pray that the blessings of the Almighty God will always rest upon your
counsels.

ADJOURNMENT
Motion made and Question put and agreed to "that this House do now
adjourn"

House adjourned accordingly at 12.00 noon.

C. St. C. DACON,
Speaker.



Confirmed this Ith day of December, 1969.

C. St. C. DACON,
Speaker.




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