• TABLE OF CONTENTS
HIDE
 Main
 Act No. 11 of 1970: An Act to amend...
 Act No. 12 of 1970: An Act to provide...
 Act No. 13 of 1970: An Act to provide...
 Act No. 14 of 1970: An Act to amend...
 Act No. 15 of 1970: An Act to amend...
 Act No. 16 of 1970: An Act to amend...
 Act No. 17 of 1970: An Act to amend...
 Act No. 18 of 1970: An Act Further...
 Act No. 19 of 1970: An Act to amend...
 Act No. 20 of 1970: An Act to make...
 Act No. 21 of 1970: An Act to amend...
 Act No. 22 of 1970: An Act for...
 Statutory Rules and Orders No....














Title: Saint Vincent government gazette
ALL VOLUMES CITATION THUMBNAILS PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00077473/01155
 Material Information
Title: Saint Vincent government gazette
Alternate Title: Government gazette
St. Vincent government gazette
Physical Description: v. : ; 35 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Saint Vincent
Publisher: G.P.O.
Place of Publication: Kingstown, St. Vincent
Kingstown St. Vincent
Publication Date: June 9, 1970
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Gazettes -- Periodicals -- Saint Vincent   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
legislation   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -- Saint Vincent
 Notes
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1, no. 1 (1868)-v. 112, no. 48 (Tues., 23 Oct. 1979)
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 111, no. 1 (Tues., 3 Jan. 1978); title from caption.
General Note: Supplements which accompany some numbers contain extraordinary issues, ordinances, statutory rules of order, etc.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00077473
Volume ID: VID01155
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 19844741
lccn - sn 89018505
 Related Items
Succeeded by: Government gazette

Table of Contents
    Main
        Page 251
        Page 252
        Page 253
        Page 254
        Page 255
        Page 256
        Page 257
        Page 258
        Page 259
        Page 260
    Act No. 11 of 1970: An Act to amend further the Indictable Offences (Magistrates Procedure) Ordinance, Cap. 15
        Page A-129
        Page A-130
    Act No. 12 of 1970: An Act to provide for expenditure during the Financial year ending on the thirty-first day of December, one thousand, nine hundred and sixty-nine, upon certain services in excess of the Appropriation Law relating to the year one thousand, nine hundred and sixty-nine
        Page A-131
        Page A-132
        Page A-133
        Page A-134
    Act No. 13 of 1970: An Act to provide for expenditure during the financial year ending on the thirty-first day of December, one thousand nine hundred and seventy, upon certain services in excess of the Appropriation Law relating to the year one thousand nine hundred and seventy
        Page A-135
        Page A-136
    Act No. 14 of 1970: An Act to amend the Interpretation Ordinance, Cap. 72
        Page A-137
        Page A-138
    Act No. 15 of 1970: An Act to amend the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance, 1940
        Page A-139
        Page A-140
    Act No. 16 of 1970: An Act to amend further the Education Ordinance, 1937
        Page A-141
        Page A-142
    Act No. 17 of 1970: An Act to amend the Lewis Punnett Endowment Ordinance, 1953
        Page A-143
        Page A-144
    Act No. 18 of 1970: An Act Further to amend the Consumption Tax Ordinance, 1968
        Page A-145
        Page A-146
    Act No. 19 of 1970: An Act to amend further the Aliens (Land-Holding Regulation) Ordinnace Cap. 96
        Page A-147
        Page A-148
        Page A-149
        Page A-150
        Page A-151
        Page A-152
        Page A-153
        Page A-154
    Act No. 20 of 1970: An Act to make provision for the licensing of yachts playing for hire in the waters of Saint Vincent and for matters connected therewith
        Page A-155
        Page A-156
        Page A-157
        Page A-158
        Page A-159
        Page A-160
    Act No. 21 of 1970: An Act to amend the Oil in Navigable Waters Ordinance, 1929
        Page A-161
        Page A-162
        Page A-162a
        Page A-162b
        Page A-162c
        Page A-162d
    Act No. 22 of 1970: An Act for the repeal and replacement of the Kingstown Board Ordinance
        Page A-163
        Page A-164
        Page A-165
        Page A-166
        Page A-167
        Page A-168
        Page A-169
        Page A-170
        Page A-171
        Page A-172
        Page A-173
        Page A-174
        Page A-175
        Page A-176
        Page A-177
        Page A-178
        Page A-179
        Page A-180
        Page A-181
        Page A-182
        Page A-183
        Page A-184
        Page A-185
        Page A-186
        Page A-187
        Page A-188
        Page A-189
        Page A-190
        Page A-191
        Page A-192
        Page A-193
        Page A-194
        Page A-195
        Page A-196
        Page A-197
        Page A-198
        Page A-199
        Page A-200
        Page A-201
        Page A-202
    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 34: The Supreme Court Offices (Salary and Allowances of Chief Registrar) Order, 1970
        Page B-99
        Page B-100
Full Text






251


SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE


1i0tbslshirT hn UAntjoritU.


VOL. 103.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 JUNE, 1970. [No. 35.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.


No. 157.


HURRICANE NOTICES


It is hereby notified for general information that in the event of a hurricane
threatening or approaching the Island, the following warnings will be given:-


CAUTIONARY HURRICANE
WARNING.

(1)' A red flag with a black
rectangular centre will be
flown from Police Head-
quarters.

(2) Loudspeaker and Radio
Announcements.
(3) Three saluting guns will
be fired.
(1) A red flag with a black
rectangular centre will be
flown from Police Stations.

(2) Loudspeaker and Radio
Announcements.


FINAL HURRICANE
WARNING
(1) Two red flags with black
rectangular centres one
above the other will be
flown on Police Head-
quarters.
(2) Church Bells will ring for
5 minutes.
(3) The siren will blow for
5 minutes.
(1) Two red flags with black
rectangular centres will
be flown from Police Sta-
tions.
(2) Church Bells will ring for
5 minutes.


No. 158.
CENTRAL HURRICANE COMMITTEE

It is notified for general information that the Central Hurricane Committee
is comprised of:-
S e&emier (Chairman)
Sfif]1Ser of Home Affairs (Deputy Chairman)'
y >/ h -l Secretary


..., ^


KINGSTOWN :


RURAL AREAS:


^ S 5













252 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 JUNE, 1970.-(No. 35.)


The Commissioner of Police
Establishment & Personnel Officer
Permanent Secretaries
The Manager Central Water Authority
The Chief Technical Officer
Chief Agricultural Officer
The Senior Medical Officer
Executive Secretary, C.H. & P.A.
The Public Relations Officer
The Chairman, Kingstown Town Board
A Representative of the BRCS
A Representative of the Chamber of Commerce
A Representative of each of the three leading Churches
A Representative of the C.D.C.
A Representative of Cable & Wireless
A Representative of the Jaycees
A Representative of HAMS
Permanent Secretary Ministry of Home Affairs (Secretary).

Headquarters at Office of Ministry of Home Affairs.

No. 159.

WEST INDIES ASSOCIATED STATES
GRENADA
ELIZABETH THE SECOND BY THE GRACE OF GOD of
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and
of Her Other Territories QUEEN Head of the Commonwealth,
Defender of the Faith.
(Sgd.) HILDA BYNOE
Governor.
To all to whom these presents shall come
GREETING:
KNOW Ye that WE reposing especial trust and confidence in the loyalty,
integrity and ability of Our Trusty and Well-Beloved HAROLD EDGAR
LYLE HOSTEN, Barrister-at-Law, and Member of the IHonourable Society
of the Inner Temple, resident at St. Pauls in the Associated State of Grenada,
.of Our especial grace, certain knowledge and mere motion have thought fit
to constitute and appoint and by these Presents do constitiate and appoint the
said HAROLD EDGAR LYLE HOSTEN to be one of Our Counsel for our
Associated States of Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Christopher, Nevis
and Anguilla, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the territories to which the
jurisdiction of the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court extends to
hold and enjoy within the said States and territories all and singular the
RIGHTS, ALLOWANCES, PRIVILEGES AND PRE-EMINENCES to the
said appointment belonging or appertaining in as full and ample a manner
as any other Our Counsel learned in the Law in any of the said States and terri-
tories doth hold and enjoy or of right ought to have held or enjoyed the same,
,and also the liberty of sitting and practising within the Bars of the said States
and territories as any of Our Counsel learned in the L aw do ought or may.
AND WE DO HEREBY DIRECT AND ENJOIN that these Our Letters
Patent be published within Our said States and Colonies and be duly recorded
in the proper offices therein.
AND to the said eads aforesaid, we have caused these Our Letters Patent
to be sealed with the Public Seal of Our State of Grenada.
WITNESS Our Trusty and. Well-Beloved Her Excellency DAME
HILDA BYNOE, Governor of Grenada at Government House,
Grenada, this twenty-fourth day of November in the year of Our
Lord One thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine in the Eighteenth
year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND.
(Sgd.) FLORENCE A. I. RAFTER,
Secretary to the Governor.













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 JUNE, 1970.-(No. 35.) 253


No. 160.
DECLARATION OF THE PENTECOSTAL
ASSEMBLIES OF THE WEST INDIES AS
A RELIGIOUS DENOMINATION

It is notified for general information
that Cabinet on 24th May, 1970 ap-
proved of the declaration of the Pente-
costal Assemblies of the West Indies as
a Religious Denomination within the
meaning of Section 2 of the Marriage
Ordinance Cap. 151 of the revised laws
of St. Vincent, 1926.

9th June, 1970.

No. 161.
PRESS RELEASE

HALF HOLIDAY

It was announced in January last
that Government had decided to intro-
tuce the change of the half holiday from
Wednesday to Saturday for the business
places for a trial period of three months
starting from 15th February, 1970.
Cabinet at a meeting held on Tuesday
2nd June, 1970 has decided to extend
the trial period for a further period of
three months with effect from 16th May,
1970 as it was felt that more time was
required in order to properly assess the
effect of this change.
It is hoped however, that by the end
of this trial period, a firm decision will
be taken on this matter.

Permanent Secretary,
Premier.
Office of the Premier,
Kingstown,
4th June, 1970.

No. 162.
BANK HOLIDAY

Under the Bank Holidays Ordinance,
Saturday the 13th June, 1970 (Queen's
Birthday) being a Bank Holiday, all
Public Offices will be closed on that day.
9th June, 1970.

No. 163.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE

Copies of the Minutes of the Tenth
Sitting of the First Session of the House
of Assembly held at the Assembly Cham-
ber on the 19th May, 1970 which may be
seen at Government Office, the Kings-
town Library and all Revenue Offices
are published with this issue of the
9Gazette.
9th June, 1970.


No. 164.
VACANT POSTS

VACANT POSTS OF REGISTRAR
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL

Applications are invited from suitably
qualified persons for the above vacant
posts in the following specialties:
(i) Surgery;
(ii) Obstetrics and Gynaecology;
(iii) ENT.
Qualifications:
(a) Applicants must hold qualifications
registrable in the United Kingdom
and must have at least twelve
months post registration experience
in the specialty;
(b) successful applicants with post
graduate qualifications will be ap-
pointed to the appropriate grade of
Registrar (with partial qualifica-
tions) or Registrar (with full quali-
fications).
Salary:
The salary of the posts is as follows:
(a) Registrar (without qualifications)
$10,320 x 480-10,800 per annum;
(b) Registrar with partial qualifica-
tions) $11,400 per annum (fixed) ;
(c) Registrar with full qualifications)
(12,000 per annum (fixed).
Appointment:
On agreement terms for two or three
years, subject to medical fitness;
Applications on appropriate forms
(S.C.35) to be used by officers employed
in the Public Service of Barbados and
(S.C. 21) in the case of other applicants
should be submitted to the Chief Per-
sonnel Officer, Service Commissions De-
partment, "Flodden", Culloden Road,
St. Michael, not later than 20th July,
1970.

Service Commissions Department,
19th May, 1970.


No. 165.
VACANT POST OF SURGEON SPECIALIST
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL SERVICES,
MONTSERRAT

Applications are invited from suitably
qualified persons for appointment to the
above post.
Qualifications:
Fellowship of the Royal College of
Surgeons.














254 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 JUNE, 1970.-(No. 35.)


Salary:
(a) Without Private Practice E.C.
$12,000.00 p.a.
(b) With Private Practice E.C.
$10,200.00 p.a. plus 75% of Con-
sultant fees paid into Treasury.
Private Practice involves con-
sultant practice (referral only)
undertaken on the hospital pre-
mises, and surgical fees.
Appointment:
Appointment may be either on a
permanent and pensionable basis, or
on agreement.
Application forms P/1 and full details
may be obtained from Chief Personnel
Officer, Service Commissions Depart-
ment, Kingstown.
Application forms should reach the
Personnel Officer, Government Head-
quarters, Plymouth, Montserrat, not
later than 30th June, 1970.

9th June, 1970.

No. 166.
VACANT POST OF OFFICER-IN-CHARGE--
BELAIR CRUSHER.


Applications are invited for appoint-
ment to the post of Officer-in-Charge,
Belair Crusher, Ministry for Communi-
cations, Works and Labour.
2. The post is pensionable.
3. The salary attached to the post is
in the scale: T 1-2 $1392 x $84-$1,560
x $96-$2,040 x $120-$2280.
4. Candidates should have expe-
rience in the running and maintenance
of crushing plants producing aggregate
from 4" down.
They should also have experience in
the control of concrete mixers for the
making of building blocks and culverts.
They must be able to supervise the set-
ting and fixing of reinforcement for the
making of concrete culverts.
It is expected that applicants will be
able to keep cost accounts for the various
products and return monthly reports to
the Chief Technical Officer, Public
Works Department, Ministry of Com-
munications, Works and Labour on the
production and cost of the various pro-
ducts made.
5. Applications should be sent to the
Chief Personnel Officer, Service Com-
missions Department, Kingstown, St.
Vincent, to reach him not later than
22nd June, 1970.


9th June, 1970.


No. 167.
LEGISLATION

The undermentioned Acts which have
been assented to by His Excellency the
Governor are published with this issue
of the Gazette:-
No. 11 of 1970.-An Act to amend
further the Indictable Offences
(Magistrates Procedure) Ordin-
ance, Cap. 15.
No. 12 of 1970.-An Act to provide
for expenditure during the finan-
cial year ending on the thirty-first
day of December, one thousand,
nine hundred and sixty-nine, upon
certain services in excess of the Ap-
propriation Law relating to the year
one thousand, nine hundred and
sixty-nine.
No. 13 of 1970.-An Act to provide
for expenditure during the finan-
cial year ending on the thirty-first
day of December, one thousand nine
hundred and seventy, upon certain
services in excess of the Appropria-
tion Law relating to the year one
thousand nine hundred and seventy.
No. 14 of 1970.-An Act to amend the
Interpretation Ordinance, Cap. 72.
No. 15 of 1970.-An Act to amend the
Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic
Ordinance, 1940.
No. 16 of 1970.-An Act to amend
further the Education Ordinance,
1937.
No. 17 of 1970.-An Act to amend the
Lewis Punnett Endowment Ordin-
ance, 1953.
No. 18 of 1970.-An Act further to
amend the Consumption Tax Ordin-
ance, 1968.
No. 19 of 1970.-An Act to amend
further the Aliens (Land-Holding
Regulation) Ordinance Cap. 96.
No. 20 of 1970.-An Act to make pro-
vision for the licensing of yachts
plying for hire in the waters of
Saint Vincent and for matters con-
nected therewith.
No. 21 of 1970.-An Act to amend the
Oil in Navigable Waters Ordinance,
1929.
No. 22 of 1970.-An Act for the re-
peal and replacement of the Kings-
town Board Ordinance.
9th June,1970.

The following Document is published
with this issue of the Gazette:-
S.R. & 0. No. 34.-The Supreme
Court Offices (Salary and Allow-
ances of Chief Registrar) Order,
1970.
9th June, 1970.













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 JUNE, 1970.-(No. 35.) 255


No. 155.
TENDERS FOR PURCHASE OF FISHERIES
BOATS

Tenders are invited for the purchase
of
(a) Auxiliary fishing vessel "Flam-
ingo" length 46' O.A. Beam 13'
Draught 6' and fitted with 31
H.P. Lister Diesel Engine, insu-
lated fish-hold and sleeping ac-
commodation for five (5) persons.
(b) Fishing demonstration boat 25
feet long.
The "Flamingo" is anchored at the
Carenage and may be inspected daily
except Sunday, between the hours of
9 a.m. and 12.00 noon. The demonstra-
tion boat could be seen at the "Quarry".
Interested persons should contact the
'Ministry of Agriculture, Trade and
Tourism.
Sealed tenders should be addressed to
the Chairman, Central Supply Tenders
Board and should be clearly marked on
the envelope "Tender for Fisheries
Boats".
The closing date which was previously
stated as 3 p.m. 15th May, 1970 has now
been extended to 3 p.m. on 15th June
1970.
2nd June, 1970.

No. 156.
'CLERK/STOREKEEPER, CENTRAL WATER
AUTHORITY

Applications are invited for appoint-
ment to the vacant non-pensionable post
of Clerk/Storekeeper, Central Water
Authority in the Scale (Cl) $1,392,
$1,392//$1,536 x $84-$1,872 x $96-
$2,160 x $120-$2,640.
The Clerk/Storekeeper will have re-
sponsibility for procurement and de-
livery of materials and tools.
lie will also be responsible for keep-
ing workers' record-cards, and to assist
the time keepers in preparing wages
sheets and claims.
Applications, together with two refer-
ences should be sent to the Manager,
Central Water Authority to reach him
not later than 13th June, 1970.

By Command,

C. IVOR MARTIN,
Permanent Secretary,
Premier's Office.

PREMIER'S OFicms,
ST. VINCENT.
9th June, 1970.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.


SCHOLARSHIPS

NEW ZEALAND
UNDERGRADUATE, PROFESSIONAL,
TECHNICAL

Applications are invited from suitably
qualified persons for the award of
scholarships tenable in New Zealand, un-
der the Commonwealth Education
Scheme's Mutual Aid Programme, for
the academic year commencing in
March 1971.
2. a) Undergraduate awards are of-
ered in Arts, Science, Law,
Commerce, Agricultural & Hor-
ticultural Science, Home Science
and Food Technology.
b) Courses at Technical Institutes
are offered in industrial design,
journalism, commercial art, sec-
retarial work, pharmacy. "'' Sand-
wich Courses for technicians
are also available.
c) Teacher training, administra-
tion, accounting, librarianship,
child welfare, physiotherapy
and occupational therapy courses
may also be arranged.
3. Qualifications: (i) Cambridge
Higher School Certificate with three
passes at principal level (one of which
must be a C or better) and the General
Paper.
(ii) G.C.E. 'A' Level in three sub-
jects (one a C or better) and the Gen-
eral Paper.
All passes must be in the same year.
Two nominations may be made by St.
Vincent. Successful applicants are re-
quired to sign an undertaking to return
to St. Vincent at the end of their stu-
dies.
Applications, on Form T1, should be
submitted to the Chief Personnel Officer,
Service Commissions Department, for
attention of the Training Officer, by
Saturday June 27th, 1970.

MARY MORGAN,
for Chief Personnel Officer.
May 27th, 1970.


PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN for
general information that Mr. Paul Wil-
son of Ashton Union Island of the State
of St. Vincent intends to apply to a
Judge in Chambers for an order for the














256 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 JUNE, 1970.-(No. 35.)


registration of his Marriage on the
Marriage Register of the State of St.
Vincent. On the 26th November 1946
the said Paul Wilson was married to
Sylvia Hutchinson of Ashton Union
Island at the Anglican Church at Union
Island in the parish of the Grenadines
of the territory of St. Vincent.
Dated the 1st day of June, 1970.
EMMANUEL F. ADAMS,
Solicitor for Paul Wilson.


POLICE NOTICE

QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY PARADE -
SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 1970

Regulations made by the Commissioner
of Police under Section 79 (1) of
the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic
Ordinance No. 20 of 1940.

VICTORIA PARK
Between the hours of 7.00 a.m. and
9.00 a.m. on Saturday June 13, 1970,
during the Parade to celebrate the
-Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen,
vehicles will be admitted to Victoria
Park by way of Peebles Bridge ONLY.

MOTOR VEHICLES EXIT
Exit will be by way of Bentinek
Square and Road to Leeward.

PARKING
Motor Vehicles bearing 'WHITE
STICKERS'-will park on the road out-
side the Park between Bentinck Square
and Entrance to the Bishop's residence
as directed by Police.
'Mbtor Vehicles bearing 'PINK
STICKERS' will park on the road be-
hind the Pavilion between Peebles
Bridge and entrance to Bishop's resi-
dence, open space outside Hospital An-
nexe, Fernside -Road and Back Street as
directed by, Police.

COGK-TAIL PARTY-
GOVERNMENT HOUSE
Motor Vehicles bearing 'WHITE
STICKERS' will 'park in Government
-House -Yard -as directed by the Police.
Motor Vehieles bearing 'PINK
STICIKERS' will park on the Road be-
;tween Gove'rnment House Yard and
Road to-Leeward.

S. A. ANDIERSON,
ComMMisioter of Police.


NOTICES

KINGSTOWN BOARD

A competitive examination for the
award of four scholarships, for two girl,,
and two boys, tenable at a recognized

Secondary school, will be held at the
Boys' Grammar School on Friday 3rd
July, 1970, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
2. Each Candidate must:-
(a) Have been less than twelve years
of age on 31st July, 1970.
(b) be a native of the State or child
of a native;
(c) have been residing in Kingstown
or within half a mile of the boun-
daries thereof during three years
previous to 31st July, 1970.
(d) be a pupil of a private or public
school in the State;
(e) produce a certificate of good be-
haviour from the Head Teacher
of such school.
3. No Candidate shall be awarded a
Scholarship who obtains less than one-
third of the maximum of marks in each
subject and less than one half of the
total marks in the Examination.
4. Candidates will be examined in
English, (including Comprehension)
and Arithmetic, and will be given an
Intelligence Test.
5. The Scholarships are awarded for
a period of five years, provided the
Scholars' attendance, conduct and pro-
gress as shown by the term reports are
considered satisfactory.
6. Applications, accompanied by
Birth or Baptismal certificates must
reach the Office of the Kingstown Board,
Paul's Lot, not later than Friday, 26th
June, 1970.

EDMUND M. ISRAEL,
Warden.
Office of the-Kingstown Board
Paul's Lot
Kingstown
27th' May 1970



The attention of all Rate Payers is
hereby drawn to section 68 of the
KKingstown -Board Act as under:
(1) All -rates and taxes payable un-
. der this,.Act shall be paid to the War-
den at the Office of the Board between
the first day of Marehi and -the, thirtieth
day of June in each year.
(2) A penalty of, six, per centum of















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 JUNE, 1970.-(No. 35.) 2


the assessed rate shall be payable on all
rates paid after June in any year which
under sub-section (1) herein were due
for payment before that date and on
the 31st of December there shall be
added to the grossed up amount of rate
and penalty due three per centum in-
terest in respect of the half year and


three per centum per half year shall be
added at half yearly rests in respect of
any amounts due and unpaid from time
to time thereafter.

EDMUND M. ISRAEL,
Warden.


SAINT VINCENT.

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL.

RESULTS OF MAGISTERIAL APPEALS DISPOSED OF ON THE
25TH, 26TH AND 27TH MAY, 1970.

CRIMINAL.

YEAR OFFENCE RESULT
NO. NAMES OF PARTIES


2/69 Archival:Prince Assault Appeal struck out.
v
Chief of Police

26/69 Lionel Anderson Assault Appeal struck out.
v
Chief of Police

34/69 Adolphus Shearman Larceny of Parrots Appeal struck out.
v
Chief of Police

46/69 Rayford IHoyte Assault Appeal struck out.
v
Chief of Police

1/70 Doris Edwards Disorderly behaviour Appeal dismissed.
and
Thaddeus Sam
v
Chief of Police

2/70 Samuel Barbour Assault Appeal dismissed. Con-
v viction and sentence af-
Chief of'Police firmed. No order as to
costs.

3/70 Cardon Knights -Using unlicensed Appeal allowed. Matter
v vehicle remitted to Magistrate
Chief of Police for rehearing. Cost to
appellant in sum of
$15.00.

4/70 Chiefton 'Browne Indecent language Appeal dismissed. Con-
v evictionn and sentence af-
Chief .of -Police firmed. Cost of $15.00 to
be paid.

5/70 ,William Robinson Unlawful assault Appeal dismissed. No
v order ,as: to costs.
Chief of Police

-6/70 -Radolph,-Smith EWopunding Appeal dismissed. Con-
v fiction and-Sentence af-
Chief of Police firmed.














251


TE
N


8


SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 JUNE, 1970.-(No. 35.)


AR
0.


NAMES OF PARTIES


OFFENCE


RESULT


7/70 Dorothy Williams Wounding Appeal dismissed. Cost
v of $15.00 to be paid.
Chief of Police

8/70 Vinath Douglas Failing to produce Appeal dismissed. Con-
v driving permit viction and sentence af-
Chief of Police firmed. Cost of $15.00 to
be paid.

9/70 George Duncan Indecent language Appeal allowed. On
v charge of indecent lan-
Chief of Police guage: Sentence varied
to fine of $10.00, to be
paid in 14 days. In de-
fault of payment 1
m o n t h imprisonment.
On charge of resisting
arrest: sentence varied
to Reprimand and Dis-
charge. On charge of
assaulting Police Offi-
cer: sentence varied to
fine of $40.00, to be paid
in 14 days. In default
of payment 1 month im-
prisonment.

10/70 Danfield Francis Trespass on lands Appeal allowed. Sen-
v tence varied to fine of
Chief of Police $5.00 payable in 14
days. In default of pay-
ment, 14 days imprison-
ment.

11/70 Vinath Douglas Driving without due Appeal dismissed. Con-
v care and attention eviction and sentence af-
Chief of Police firmed. Costs of $15 to
be paid.

12/70 Cinder Mercury Assault Appeal dismissed. Con-
v viction and sentence af-
Chief of Police firmed. Cost of $15 to
be paid.

13/70 Russel Boyce Breach of Road traffic Appeal dismissed. Or-
v Regulations der and conviction af-
Chief of Police firmed. Cost of $15.00
to be paid.

14/70 Vibert Bacchus Larceny Appeal dismissed. Con-
v viction and Sentence af-
Chief of Police firmed.

15/70 Hilary Baynes Wounding Anpeal dismissed. Cost
v of $15.00 to be paid.
Chief of Police


CIVIL.
1/70 Solomon Noel Damages for assault Appeal dismissed. Costs
v of $15.00 to be paid.
Millicent Joseph














SAINT VINCENT, TU ESDAY, 9 JUNE, 1970.-(No. 35.)


NAMES OF PARTIES


OFFENCE


RESULT


2/70 Delford Lee Damages for Appeal dismissed. Cost
v negligence of $15.00 to be paid.
Boysie Burke

3/70 Stella Browne Damages for assault Appeal dismissed. Cost
v of $15.00 to be paid.
Solita Forbes


4/70 Gladstone Fraser
v
Clifton Cupid


Damages


Appeal dismissed. Costs
of $15.00 to be paid.


A. T. WOODS,
Deputy Registrar Court of Appeal.


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 Ordin-
ance No. 11 of 1948 at the times and places stated hereunder:


Parish


Time and Place of Session


St. Andrew & St. George

St. Patrick

Charlotte

The Greinadines (Bequia)

The Grenadines (Union Is.)


...... At the Court House, Kingstown on
Saturday 27th June, 1970 at 10.00 a.m.
...... At the Court House. Barrouallie on
Thursday, 11th June, 1970 at 10.00 a.m.
...... At the Court House, Georgetown on
Monday, 29th June, 1970 at 10.00 a.m.
..... At the Court House, Bequia on Friday
26th June, 1970 at 10.00 a.m.
...... At the Court House, Union Island on
Monday, 22nd June, 1970 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.

D. K. McINTYRE.
Magistrates.


YEAR
NO.
















260 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 JUNE, 1970.-(No. 35.)


PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES


Parish Names of Applicants, Occapation Residence Situation of
Premises


St. Andrew Cyril Bonadie
and
St. George's Martin G. Price

St. Clair Charles

Hugh Ettles
*S. N. Ballantyne


Enid Craigg
Allington Edwards
Hilda Bushay
Wellington John
Dennis Doyette
Annie Browne


Proprietor Kingstown


Hotel
Manager
Carpenter

Businessman
I Merchant
I Proprietor
Housewife
IScavenger
Seamstress
I Tin Smith
Mechanic
i Shopkeeper


Villa

Kingstown

New Montrose
Rose Cottage

Gomea
Clare Valley
McKies Hill
Chauncey
Paul Over
Biabou


Market Shop
Middle St.
Bay St.
Kingstown
Murray's
Village
Villa
Grenville St.
Kingstown
Gomea
Clare Valley
Rillan Hill
Chauncey
Paul Over
Biabou


St. Patrick Clive P. B. Artist
Stevenson

Charlotte Bethel Bobb Shopkeeper
Arthur Lawrence Carpenter
Charles Jones Merchant
Lionel Johnson Labourer
Grenadines tLee Austin/Neils P. Proprietor
Thompson
Frederick Marks Seaman


Louis Ollivierre


Dermott Ollivi

Union Island James Cudjoe

*Tyrell Harvey


Proprietor


erre Electrician

Mason


Businessman~


Wallilabou Bay Wallilabou Bay


Mount Grenan Mount Grenan
Colonarie Colonarie
Georgetown 'Georgetown
Mt. Bentinck ;Mt. Bentinck
I Bay Road
Friendship Friendship,
Bequia
Hamilton Hamilton,
Bequia
La Pompe La Pompe,
Bequia
Paget Farm Paget Farm,
Bequia
Clifton Clifton, Union
Island
Clifton Clifton, Union
I Island


Transfer of Premises.
t Change of Holder.
S. A. BROWNE
A. T. WOODS
D. K. McINTYRE.
Magistrates.

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


i





















SAINT VINCENT.


Act No. 11 of 1970.

I Assent,


H. GEORGE,


[ L. S. ]


Governor.


16th April, 1970.

AN_ ACT to amend further the Indictable Offences (Magistrates
Procedure) Ordinance, Cap. 15.

[ 9th June, 1970. 1
Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and
wiUh the advice and consent of the House of Assembly of Saint
Vincent, and by the authority of the same as follows:-


1. This Act may be cited as the Indictable Offences (Magis-
trates Procedure) (Amendment) Act, 1970, and shall be read
as one with the Indictable Offences (Magistrates Procedure)
Ordinance (hereinafter referred to as the principal Ordinance)
and all amendments thereto.

2. The principal Ordinance is hereby amended by inserting
Immediately after section 41 the following new section:-


Power to
rvo1ero or
h.icr bail.l


41A. (1) Where an accused person who has been
admitted to bail by a Magistrate is indicted by the
Director of Public Prosecutions for an offence wdich
is not bailable by a Magistrate, the Magistrate/shall,
on being informed of the fact by any Gazettedi/Polipe
Officer, issue his warrant for the arrest of the a'eeied
p:rsnn and commit him to prison in the same iiaitier
as if he has been originally committed for t ial for
the offence for which he is indicted.

0


Short title.
Cap. 15.
No. 4 of 1941.


Insertion of new
section 41A in
principal
Ordinance


vf\/












No. 11. Indictable Offences (Magistrates Procedure) (Amendment). 1970.


(2) For the purposes of this section a person shall
be deemed to be indicted when the indictment against
him has been filed in the High Court of Justice.
(3) Where an accused person has been admitted
to bail by a Judge of the High Court or a Magistrate,
and circumstances arise which, if the accused person
had not been admitted to bail, would justify the Judge
or Magistrate in refusing bail or in requiring bail of
greater amount, a Judge or Magistrate may, on the
circumstances being brought to his notice by any
Gazetted Police Officer, issue his warrant for the ar-
rest of the accused person, and, after giving the ac-
cused person an opportunity of being heard, may
either commit himr to prison to await trial or admit
him bail for the same or an increased amount, as that
Judge or Magistrate may think just.



Passed in the House of Assembly this 12th day of March, 1970.

0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
-- I[ Price 8 cents. ]

















SAINT VINCENT.


Act No. 12 of 1970.

I Assent,

H. GEORGE,

[ L. S. ] Governor.

27th May, 1970.

AN ACT to provide for expenditure during the financial year
ending on the thirty-first day of December, one thousand,
nine hundred and sixty-nine, upon certain services in excess
of the Appropriation Law relating to the year one'thousand,
nine hundred and sixty-nine.

[ 9th June, 1970. ]

WHEREAS the sum of money granted by the Appropriation
Ordinance 1969 for the services of the year ending on the thirty-
first day of December, one thousand, nine hundred and sixty-
nine is insufficient to meet the demands of such services

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty by
and with the advice and consent of the House of Assembly of
St. Vincent and by authority of the same as follows. ... "

1. This Act may be cited as the Supplementai Appropria- Short title\
tion Act (1969, No. 2), 1970, /


'-J 11








1 132


Supplementary Appropriation Act (1969, No. .3).


Appropriation
of $254,123 for
the services of
the State for
the year 1969.


2. There shall be and there is hereby granted to Her
Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors for the year ending on the
thirty-first day of December, one thousand, nine hundred and
sixty-nine, the sum of Two hundred and fifty-four thousand,
one hundred and twenty-three dollars to be paid and appropri-
ated out of the Consolidated Fund of St. Vincent for the said
year and to be applied and expended in the manner and for the
services mentioned in the Schedule to this Act.


SCHEDULE


Account Service Amount
Number


RECURRENT $

4/163 Post Office ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 550
1/144 Prisons ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,500
3/165, Public Works Recurrent ...... ...... ...... ...... 102,000
4/112 Central Housing and Planning Authority ...... ...... 41,738
1/131 Ministry of Home Affairs ...... ...... ...... ...... 5,740
4/168 Telephones ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 243
2/142 I Medical and Health ...... ...... ...... ..... ...... 20,000
3/164 Public Works Department ...... ...... ...... ...... 8,000
1/110 Chief Minister/Premier ...... ..... ...... ...... 2,500
1/160 Ministry of Communications and Works ...... ...... 15,093
2/154 Labour ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,200
1/150 Ministry of Trade and Production ...... ...... ..... 900
5/151 Agriculture ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 10
2/141 Education ......... ...... ...... ...... ...... 3,360
4/161 Arnos Vale Airport ...... ...... ...... ...... 489

Tofal Recurrent ...... 203,323


No. 12.


1970.









Supplementary Appropriation Act (1969, No. 2).


Account Service Amount
Number

CAPITAL $

0/310 Chief Minister/Premier ...... ...... ...... ...... 46,000
0/360 Communications and Works ...... ...... ...... ...... 4,800

Total Capital ...... 50,800

TOTAL SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES ...... 254,123




Passed in the House of Assembly this 19th day of May, 1970.



0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.


S 1970


[ Price 12 cents. ]


No. 12.


1970.


















SAINT VINCENT.

Act No. 13 of 1970.


I Assent,


[ L. S. ]


H. GEORGE~,


Governor.


27th May, 1970.

AN ACT to provide for expenditure during the financial year
ending on the thirty-first day of December, one thousand
nine hundred and seventy, upon certain services in excess
of the Appropriation Law relating to the year one thousand,
nine hundred and seventy.

[ 9th June, 1970. ]

WHEREAS the sum of money granted by the Appropriation
Act 1970 for the services of the year ending on the thirty-first
day of December, one thousand, nine hundred and seventy is
insufficient to meet the demands of such services.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, bhy
and with the advice and consent of the House of Assembly of
Saint Vincent, and by the Authority of the same as follows:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Supplementary Appro- S1ort tille.
priation Act, 1970.

2. There shall be and there is hereby granted,Jto He~i"-App:ir.rippiin
Majesty the Queen, Her Heirs and Successors for the 1.yar end0 of s, Pf..
ing on the thirty-first day of December, one thousandd' mil i.e., 0-
hundred and seventy the sum of eighteen thousand, tito0hundred ,roar 1970.
and forty three dollars to be paid and appropriated out of the .
Consolidated Fund of Saint Vincent and other funds of Saint


; / -










Supplementary Appropriation.


Vincent for the said year and to be applied and expended in the
iiiin:icr and for the services mentioned in the Schedule to this
Act.


SCHEDULE


Account Service Amount
Nu mber


RECURRENT
1/107 Service Commission ...... ...... ...... ...... 600
1/140 Ministry of Education and Health ...... ...... ...... 624
2/142 -\i.h. I1 and H health ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,275
1/1,00 Ministry of Commnunications, Works and Labour ...... 3,000
4/171 Central Housing and Planning Authority ...... ...... 600

Total Recurrent ...... 6,099


CAPITAL
0/350 Ministry of Agriculture, Trade and Tourism ...... ...... 12,039
0/360 Ministry of Communications, Works and Labour ...... 105

Total Capital ...... 12,144

Total ...... 18,243

Passed in the House of AsscmLly this 191h day of May, 1970.


0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price 8 cents. ]


No. 13.


1970.



















SAINT VINCENT.

Act No. 14 of 1970.

I Assent,


H. GEORGE,


[ L. S. ] '


Governor.


27th May, 1970.


AN ACT to amend the Interpretation Ordinance, Cap.' 72.

[ 9th June, 1970. ]

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

1. This Act may be cited as the Interpretation (Amend- Short title.
ment) Act, 1970, and shall be read as one with the Interpreta-
tion Ordinance, hereinafter referred to as the principal Ordin-
ance and all amendments thereto. Cap. 72.


2. Section 10 of the principal Ordinance is repealed and
replaced with the following:-

Exercise 10. (1) Where any statute which is not to come into
of powers force or operation immediately on the assent thereto
before com-
mnencement or the making thereof confers power-
of statute.
(a) to make appointments;
(b) to hold elections;


2


Section 10
of principal
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced. -.-- -.










No. 14. Interpretation (Amendment). 1970.


(c) to make orders, warrants, schemes, rules,
regulations or bye-laws;
(d) to publish documents or give notice;
(e) to prescribe forms;
(f) to give directions; or
(g) to do any other act or thing,
that power may, for the purpose of making the
statute effective upon its commencement be exercised,
at any time after the assent thereto or making thereof;
but except in so far as may be necessary or expe-
dient for that purpose, an order, warrant, scheme,
rule, regulation or bye-law made under that power
does not have effect before the commencement of the
enactment conferring the power.

(2) The Words "order" and "warrant" used in
this section shall not include an order to be made
or a warrant to be issued by a Court.

Retrospective 3. This Act shall have retrospective effect from the 27th
effect, day of October, 1969.



Passed in the House of Assembly this 21st day of May, 1970.

0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price 8 cents. ]


















SAINT VINCENT.

Act No. 15 of 1970.
I Assent,

H. GEORGE,

[ L. S. ] Governor.

27th May, 1970.

AN ACT to amend the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordi-
nance, 1940.
[ 9th June, 1970. ]

Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty by
and with the advice and consent of the House of Assembly of
Saint Vincent, and by the authority of the same as follows:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Motor Vehicles and Road Short title.
Traffic (Amendment) Act, 1970 and shall be read as one with ..
the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance, 1940 (hereinr- N-. 20 of 1940.
after referred to as the principal Ordinance) and all aieil- ', -..
ments thereto. //. .>-
2. Sub-section (1) of Section 44 of the prince al /Ord.b Section 44'Vf.:
nance is hereby amended by inserting immediatelylfafttr the principal Ori'-.
full stop at the end thereof the following:- n..ee m.. -.
"A fee of two dollars and fifty cents shall paid in ," '
respect of every such temporary driving permit' .-:
3. The First Schedule to the principal Ordinance.is 1,e- IIa
by amended by inserting after the thirteenth line of Part edule'
thereof the following:- amende-
(X) Temporary driving permit (Section 44 (1)) $2.50








140

No. 15. Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment). 1970.


Passed in the House of Assembly this 21st day of May, 1970.

0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the. House of Assembly.



PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price 8 cents. ]
1970



















SAINT VINCENT.

Act No. 16 of 1970.
I Assent,


H. GEORGE,


Governor.


27th May, 1970.


AN ACT to amend further the Education Ordinance, 1937.
[ 9th June, 1970. ]
Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by
and with the advice and consent of the House of Assembly of
Saint Vincent, and by the authority of the same as follows:-

1. This Act may be cited as the Education (Amendment)
Act, 1970, and shall be read as one with the Education Ordin-
ance, 1937 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Ordinance)
and all amendments thereto.


S'iort title.
No. 29 of 1937.
No. 11 of 1943.
No. 7 of 1944.
No. 23 of 1946.
No. 47 of 1917.
No. 10 of 1953.
No. 1 of 1968.


2 The principal Ordinance is hereby amended- (a) Now section
18A inserted
(a) by the addition of the following new section after after section 18
section 18 :- of pincipal

18A.-(1) In addition to any-other aid which ]y bE':b (b)Tingef
given to an Assisted Secondary School, aid may bel'ini' he designation '';'-
form of direct payment of salaries to Teachers Mho are'-.
approved in accordance with Regulations made u ider this'
Ordinance.


-. t ; -:


[ L. S. ]









No. 16. Education (Amendment). 1970.


(2) Teachers in respect of whom approval has been
given for direct payment of salaries under sub-section (1)
and who have been appointed by the Board of Management
or other Governing Body of an Assisted Secondary School
shall not be public officers and shall be subject to the dis-
ciplinary control of the Board of Management or the Gov-
erning Body of that Assisted Secondary School.
(3) The Governor may at any time revoke approval
given under sub-section (1) of this section in respect of
any teacher.
(b) by the substitution of the designation "Chief Education
Officer" for the designation "Education Officer"
wherever the latter designation appears, and of the
designation "an Education Officer" for the designation
"the Inspector of Schools" wherever the latter design-
ation appears.



Passed in the House of Assembly this 21st day of May, 1970.


0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.



PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price 8 cents. ]



















SAINT VINCENT.



Act No. 17 of 1970.


I Assent,


[ L. S. ]


H. GEORGE,

Governor.


27th May, 1970.
AN ACT to amend the Lewis Punnett Endowment Ordinance,
1953.

[ 9th June, 1970. ]

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


1. This Act may be cited as the Lewis Punnett Endowment
(Amendment) Act, 1970, and shall be read as one with the
Lewis Punnett Ordinance, 1953 (hereinafter referred to as the
principal Ordinance) and all amendments thereto.

2. The principal Ordinance is hereby amended by inserting
immediately after section 17 the following jew _ection:-
" o .'' '*-. w.

Power to 18. The Governor may a dd to, alter, reY6k or
amend amend generally the Rdhles contained in the 7-third
in Third Schedule to this Ordinance,
Schedule.

A^f*','


Short title.
No. 5 of 1954.
No. 7 of 1969.


Insertion of new
section after
section 17 of
principal
Ordinance.


I







144

No. 17. Lewis Punnett Endowment (Amendment). 1970.


Passed in the House of Assembly this 19th day of May, 1970.


0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
-- [ Price 8 cents. ]
1970





















Act No. 18 of 1970.

I Assent,


Et. GEORGE,


[ L. S. ]


Governor.


27th May, 1970.
AN ACT further to amend the Consumption Tax Ordinance,
1968.
[ 9th June, 1970. ]

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


1. This Act may be cited as the Consumption Tax (Amend-
ment No. 2) Act, 1970, and shall be read as one with the Con-
sumption Tax Ordinance, 1968 (hereinadter referred to as the


Short title.

No. 25 of 19" "'


principal Ordinance) and all amendments thereto. "

2. This Act shall have retrospective effect from the 5th Retrospective
day of February, 1970. .ffect.

3. The principal Ordinance is hereby amended by deleting First Schedule,
from the First Schedule thereto the ,. .. to principal
Ordinance
amended.


1 f21-01 Tobacco unmanufactured other
than black leaf


I $1.30 per lb.


-. /i


- f








146

No. 18. Consumption Tax (Amendment No. 2). 1970.



Passed in the House of Assembly this 19th day of May, 1970.


0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price 8 cents. ]
1970

















SAINT VINCENT.


Act No. 19 of 1970.
I Assent,

C. St. C. DACON,
[ L. S. ] Acting Governor.
6th June, 1970.
AN ACT to amend further the Aliens (Land-holding Regula-
tion) Ordinance, Cap. 96.

[ 9th June, 1970. ]

Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty and
with the advice and consent of the House of Assembly of
Saint Vincent, and by the authority of the same as follows:-
1. This act may be cited as the Aliens (Land-Holding Short title.
Regulation) (Amendment) Act, 1970, and shall be read as one S.. & o.
with the Aliens (Land-Holding Regulation) Ordinance, No. 7 of 1970.
(hereinafter referred to as the principal Ordinance) and all
amendments thereto.
2. Section 2 of the principal Ordinance is hereby Section 2 of
amended by- principal Ordi-
(a) renumbering the section as subsection (1) theroafd', kended.
(b) deleting the definition of the expression "Alii ''d '-.i
substituting the following new definition t 'f-:---
"Alien" means a person who does not bel.g go 0St.
Vincent, and includes a company incor or ted in
St. Vincent or in any other part of th Cojmmon-
X wealth if it is under alien control as einafter
explained, and also every corporation ine rpbrated
,i v R1 in a foreign country.

) |5s" ^ y









No. 19 Aliens (Land-Holding Regulation) (Amendment). 1970.

Provided that the Governor may from time to
time, by Order published in the Gazette, declare
that persons who belong to such one or more of the
Commonwealth Caribbean territories (other than
Saint Vincent) as may be specified in that order
shall not be aliens for the purposes of this Ordi-
nance."
(c) inserting the following new subsections as subsections
(2) and (3) respectively:-
"(2) (a) For the purposes of this Ordinance a person
shall be regarded as belonging to Saint Vincent if
that person is-
(i) a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies
born in Saint Vincent;
(ii) a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies
born outside Saint Vincent whose father
was born in Saint Vincent o.r who is domi-
ciled in Saint Vincent and whose father be-
came a citizen of the United Kingdom and
Colonies by virtue of naturalisation or regis-
tration in Saint Vincent;
(iii) a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies
by virtue of naturalisation or registration in
Saint Vincent;
(iv) a Commonwealth citizen who is domiciled in
Saint Vincent and has been ordinarily resident
in Saint Vincent for not less than seven years;
(v) a woman who has been married to a person
referred to in any of the preceding subpara-
graphs in this subsection; or
(vi) under the age of eighteen years and is the
child, stepchild, or child adopted in a manner
recognized by laws of any such person as is
referred to in any of the preceding sub-para-
graphs of this subsection.
(b) In this subsection any reference to the father
of a person shall, in relation to a person born out
of wedlock and not legitimate, be construed as a
reference to the mother of that person."
"(3) For the purposes of this Ordinance a person shall
be regarded as belonging to a Commonwealth Car-









1970.


Aliens (Land-Holding Regulation) (Amendment).


ribbean territory (other than Saint Vincent) if
such person is a person who is connected with that
Commonwealth Caribbean territory in any man-
ner prescribed in subsection (2) save and except-
ing sub-paragraph (iv) thereof; and for such
purpose that subsection shall be construed as if for
references to Saint Vincent there were substituted
references to that Commonwealth Caribbean
territory."


3. Section 3 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amend- Section 3 of
ed by inserting the following new paragraph after paragraph principal Ordi-
(c) in the proviso:- nance amended.
(d) Nothing in this Ordinance shall affect the estate or
interest of an alien in any land or mortgage held by
him before the date of the coming into operation of
the Aliens (Land-holding Regulation) (Amendment)
Act, 1970, if on that date such alien became an alien
for the purposes of this Ordinance solely by reason of
the amendment to the definition of "alien" effected by
the Aliens (Land-holding Regulation) (Amendment)
Act, 1970.

4. The principal Ordinance is amended by inserting Sections 4A
after section 4 thereof the following sections:- and 4B added
to principal
Ordinance.


4A. (1) The Governor may grant to an alien
an annual general licence to hold as mortgagee, in
accordance with the law relating to mortgage land
that is held as security for funds that the alien may
from time to time invest on loan in Saint Vincent.
(2) Where an alien to whom an annual general
licence has been granted under subsection (1) ac-
quires land as a result of the exercise of his power
of sale or foreclosure-
(a) subsection (1) of section 4 has no applica-
tion to land so acquired;
(b) the land shall be sold or otherwise disposed
of absolutely within a period of five years
or within such extended tinime as the ap.
propriate authority may consider reason.
ble after it is so acquired so that the alien


No. 19


Annual
general
licence
to hold
mortgages.










No. 19 Aliens (Land-Holding Regulation) (Amendment). 1970.


no. longer has, directly or indirectly, any
interest or control in respect thereof ex-
cept by way of security.
(3) An annul general licence granted under
subsection (1) hlvs effect only when the licence is
registered in the office of the Registrar.
(4) An annual general licence granted by the
Governor under sub-section (1) is subject to the
following conditions :--
(a) the funds loaned by such an alien upon the
security of mortgages on lands in Saint
Vincent shall be loaned to residents of
Saint Vincent;
(b) such an alien shall if required to do so, by
the Minister of Finance at the end of every
year submit to him a statement containing
the following particulars certified as cor-
rect and signed by the alien or when the
alien in a company, by a Director and the
Secretary:-
(i) the number of mortgage loans taken by
residents of Saint Vincent;
(ii) the names of the mortgagors;
(iii) the amounts loaned;
(iv) the rates of interest charged;
(v) the number o.f mortgaged properties
which have become vested in such an
alien as owner by virtue of the exercise
of his powers as a mortgagee, the respec-
tive dates on which such properties be-
came so vested, the sums due thereon and
a description of the properties so vested.
(5) The Governor may at any time revoke an
annual general licence under the provisions of sub-
section (1) of this section but such revocation shall
not affect anything lawfully done under that licence."

"Banks 4B. Notwithstnrdinf any other provision of
may be this Ordinance, his Ordinancee shall not apply in
exempted.
Cap. 221. respect cf th, holding of land by an individual,
firm, partnership, unincorporated body of persons










No. 19 Aliens (Land-Holding Ecgulation) (Amendment). 1970.


or body corporate carrying on the business of bank-
ing and exempted by the Governor from the applica-
tion of this Ordinance; or to an individual firm part-
nership unincorporated body of persons or body cor-
porate carrying' on the business cf mortgage financing
under agreeme.it with the Government of St. Vincent
and exempted by the Governor from the application
of this Ordinance.

5. Section 6 of the principal Ordinance is repealed and Section 6 (iii)
replaced with the following:- of principal
Ordinance
Amended.
Companies 6. (1) For the purposes of this Ordinance a
under company shall be deemed to be under alien con-
alien con-
trol. trol-
(a) If on-half or more than one half in num-
ber of its directors are unlicensed aliens;
or
(b) If one-half or more than one-half of the
votes exercisable at any meeting of the
company or which would be exercisable if
a meeting of the company was held are
voted in an unlicensed alien or in aliens,
any one of whom is an unlicensed alien; or
(c) In ihe case of a company having a share
capital, if one-half or more than one-half
of the nominal amount of its shares are
held by an unlicensed alien or by aliens,
any one of whom is an unlicensed alien; or
(d) In the case of a company having a share
capital, if one-half or more than one-half in
numb- r of its members are aliens, any one
of whom is an unlicensed alien; or
(e) If the amount paid or payable in any per-
iod of twelve months as dividend to any
member of the company who is an un-
licensed alien or to those members of the
company who are aliens, any one of whom
is an unlicemned alen is equal to or exceeds
o.ne-half of the total amount paid or paya-
ble by the company as dividends in the
same period; or










No. 19 Alicns (Land-Ho7ding Regutation) (Amendment). 1970.


(f) If one-half or more than one-half of the
nominal value of the outstanding deben-
tures are held by an unlicensed alien or
by aliens any one of whom is an unlicensed
alien; or

(g) If the annual interest on the debentures of
the company for the time being held by an
unlicensed alien or by unlicensed aliens
any one of whom is an alien is equal to or
exceeds one-half of the annual interest on all
the debentures of the company for the time
being outstanding.

(2) A company which is under alien control
and is a member of another company shall
for the purpose of deciding the status of
that other company be treated as an alien.

Section 10 of 6. Section 10 of the principal Ordinance is hereby
principal amended by substituting the words "Secretary to the Cabinet"
amended. for the words "Colonial Secretary" appearing therein.

Schedule to 7. The Schedule to the principal Ordinance is hereby
principal repealed and replaced with the following:-
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced.

SCHEDULE
1. On sale of land ...... ........... 5% of the considera-
tion for the sale.
2. On lease of land ...... ............ 5% of the annual rental
value.
3. To hold land as Mortgagee...... Free.
4. Annual general licence ...... $500.00
5. For any other licence grant-
ed under the provisions of
this Ordinance ...... ..... ...... $ 75.00










153

No. 19 Aliens (Land-Holding Regulation) (Amendment). 1970.



Passed in the House of Assembly this 19th day of May, 1970.

0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price 28 cents. ]
1970


















SAINT VINCENT.


Act No. 20 of 1970.

I Assent,
C. St. C. DACON,

[ I,. S. ] Acting Governor.

6th June. 1970.

AN ACT to make provision for the licensing of yachts plying
for hire in the waters of Sain Vincent and for noth''rs
connected therewith.
[ 9th June, 1970. ]
Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Maje.s:,-, by
and with the advice and consent of the House of Assembly of
Saint Vincent, and by the authority of the same as follows:-
1. This Act may be eited as the Yachts Licence Act, 1f!70. Short title.
2. (1) A licence fee in accordance with the provision of Licence fee
section 3 of this Act shall be payable in respect of any yagt'I .. .",
which may at any time ply for hire in the territorial r-,','- ,y" hk.
Saint Vincent or in any haven, river or creek of this Stjt:,,rr .
this Act shall apply to every such yacht.
(2) In this section the expression "the territorial
waters of Saint Vincent" shall include waters within three
miles of any of the shores of Saint Vincent.

(3) Any yacht which calls at any part of Saint Vin-
.. cent in the course of a journey or which takes up or puts down .
passengers in any part of Saint Vincent shal) be deemed to be

5 js'5










No. 20. Yachts Licence. 1970.


plying for hire in the territorial waters of Saint Vincent and
any carrying for reward or any other use on hire or charter
shall be deemed to be plying for hire.
(4) The licence fee shall be payable to the Port Officer
by the owner or charterer or hirer or any other person in charge
or command of the yacht, and it shall be the duty of the Port
Officer to pay all licence fees received into the Consolidated
Fund.

Rates of licence 3. (1) The licence fee payable in respect of a yacht which
fee. may ply for hire shall be as follows:-
Yacht under 40 feet in length -$200 per year.
Yacht between 40 feet and 70 -$300 per year.
feet in length
Yacht over 70 feet in length -$500 per year.
Yacht which is based in Saint -$25 per year.
Vincent and is the property
of person or persons resident
in Saint Vincent to the ex-
clusion of any person else-
where
(2) Except as provided in sub-section (3) or sub-sec-
tion (4) of this section, the period in respect of which licence
fee is payable shall be one year commencing on the 1st day of
January:-
(3) (a) in respect of a yacht which arrives after the
31st day of March but before the 1st day of
July in any year and for which no annual li-
cence fee has earlier been paid for that year,
the licence fee for that year shall be three-
quarters of that shown in sub-section (1) of
this section;
(b) in respect of a yacht which arrives in Saint
Vincent after the 30th day of June but before
the 1st day of October in any year and for
which no annual licence fee has earlier been
paid for that year, the licence fee for that year
shall be one-half of that shown in sub-section
(1) of this section;
(c) in respect of a yacht which arrives in Saint
Vincent on or after the 1st day of October in










No. 20. Yachts Licence. 1970.


any year, and for which no annual licence fee
has earlier been paid in respect of that year,
the licence fee payable for that year shall be
one-quarter of that shown in sub-section (1)
of this section.

(4) In respect of any yacht which plies for hire, if a
licence fee is not paid in accordance with sub-section (1) or
subsection (3) of this section, there shall be paid an occasional
licence fee for each visit from outside the State to the territorial
waters of Saint Vincent or to any river haven or creek of this
State. The licence fee payable under this sub-section shall be
as follows:-
Yacht under 40 feet in length -$20 per visit.
Yacht between 40 and 70 feet -$30 per visit.
in length
Yachts over 70 feet in length -$45 per visit.
The duration of any visit to which this sub-section shall apply
shall not exceed one month.

4. Any owner, charterer, hirer, or the master or other Liability for
person in command or control, of a yacht in respect of which payment of fee
licence fee is not paid, who fails to pay the same on demand on demand.
either oral or in writing by the Port Officer or by any other
person duly authorised in writing by the Port Officer, shall be
guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine
of five hudred dollars and to be ordered to pay the licence fee.

5. The Port Officer or any person acting under authority Power for Port
given by him may with such assistance and force as may Officer to seize
reasonably be considered necessary, seize any yacht to be found and detain.
anywhere in Saint Vincent including its territorial waters, if he
has reasonable suspicion that licence fee is payable under this
Act and remains unpaid in respect of such yacht, and he may
detain such yacht until he is satisfied either that no licence fee
is payable or that any licence fee payable has been paid.

6. No yacht to which this Act applies shall leave any place Yacht not to
at which it is anchored or otherwise stationary, unless the leave place at
master or person in charge or command is in possession of a which it is sta-
certificate of compliance issued by a Port Officer. certificate of
compliance.













Yachts Licence.


Breach of see- 7. The master or other person in command or charge of
tion 6 an offence, any yacht which leaves the place of which it is anchored or
otherwise stationary in contravention of section 6 shall be
guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine
of five hundred dollars.

* Certificate of 8. The certificate of compliance referred to in section
compliance to 6 which a Port Officer shall issue on application, and on being
be in form set
out in Schedule. satisfied that licence fee in respect of the period then current
has been paid in accordance with this Act, shall be in the form
set out in the Schedule hereto.
Part II of pro- 9. (1) Part II of the Provisional Collection of Taxes (Gen-
tion of Taxes eral Imposition) Order, 1970 shall cease to have effect upon the
(General Im- coming into operation of this Act, but no tax received thereun-
position) Order, der shall be repayable save and except in accordance with sub-
1970 to cease to section (2) of this section.
have effect

(2) The Minister responsible for Finance may in any
case which lie may deem fit, in respect of any licence issued
before tlh., coming into operation of this Act, permit such re-
fund to be made of the difference between any sum paid in
accordance with Part II of tlh Provisional Collection of Taxes
(General Imposition) Order, 1970, and the sum which would
have been payable in respect of one or more visits, if sub-section
(4) of section 3 of this Act had been in operation at the time of
such payment.


BHu rden of proof.


10. Nothing contained in this Act shall apply to any
pleasure yacht in relation to its use solely for the personal or
domestic purposes of the owner, but in any proceedings under
this Act, the burden of proof that this Act does not apply to a
yacht shall lie upon the owner, charterer or hirer of that yacht
or upon the master or other person in command or charge of the
same.


1970.


No. 20.










159

No. 20. Yachts Licence. 1970.


SCHEDULE

YACHTS LICENCE ACT, 1970.


1 certify that licence fee ..........under the

Yachts Licence Act, 1970 has been paid in respect of the yacht

......................................................................... ..... o f ..... ............................. ....................................

for the (period) ending on the day of


Port Officer.



Passed in the House of Assembly this 21st day of May, 1970.


0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.


PRINTED BY THE GOVET-NMENT PRINTER AT TIlE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
--- L Price 20 cents. ]
1970



















SAINT VINCENT.

Act No. 21 of 1970.

I Assent,


C. St. C. DACON,

Acting Governor.


[ L. S. ]


6th June, 1970.
kN ACT to amend the Oil in Navigable Waters Ordinance,
1929.

[ 9th June, 1970. ]

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

1. This Act may be cited as the Oil in Navigable Waters
(Amendmenti Act. 1970, ;nd shall he read as one with the Oil Short title.
in Navigable Waters Ordinance, 1)29 (hereinafter referred to
as the principal Ordinance) and all amendments thereto.

2. Section 2 of the principal Ordinance is hereby ..'deid'd
by- ,'. i ,; ; ., ,

(a) deleting the word "Treasurer" appearing in.: line
twelve of sub-section (1) thereof and substituting '.
therefore the word "Governor"; and
(b) repealing sub-section (2) thereof and renimbering ,
sub-section (3) as sub-section (2). /

5 5 3. Subsection (2) of section 3 of the principal Otaian cion (2)
is. hereby amended by- 6 section 3 of
principal
Ordinance
amended.











Oil in Navigable Waters (Amendment).


Subsection (1)
of section 3
of principal
Ordinance
amended.
Subsection (1)
of section 5
of Principal
Ordinance
amended.
Section 8
of principal
Ordinance
amended.


Subsection (4)
of section 9
of principal
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced.


(a) deleting the word "Treasurer" appearing in lines
one and seven thereof and substituting therefore the
word "Port Officer"; and
(b) deleting the proviso thereto.

4. Subsection (1) of section 3 of the principal Ordinance
is hereby amended by deleting the words "hundred pounds"
appearing in line thirteen thereof and substituting therefore the
words "two thousand five hundred dollars".
5. Sub-section (1) of section 5 of the principal Ordinance
is hereby amended by deleting the word "Treasurer" appearing
in line two thereof and substituting therefore the word "Port
Officer."
6. Section 8 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended
by-

(a) Deleting the word Treasurer" appearing in line
one of subsection (1) thereof and substituting there-
for the word "Governor",; and
(b) deleting the word "Treasurer" appearing in lines
one and five of subsection (2) thereof and substitut-
ing therefore the word "Governor".

7. Subsection (4) of section 9 of the principal Ordinance
is hereby repealed and the following substituted therefor:-



(4) Proceedings for an offence under this Ordinance
shall not be instituted except by the Port Officer, the
Collector of Customs or any person authorised by one of
these officers in writing so to do or a member of the Royal
St. Vincent Police Force.


Passed in the House of Assembly this 19th day of May, 1970.

0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price 8 cents. ]
1970


No. 21.


1970.








KINGSTOWN BOARD ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.


Sections.


PART I

PRELIMINARY.


Short title.
Interpretation.


PART II

CONSTITUTION, FUNCTIONS, AND POWERS OF THE BOARD.

Constitution of the Board.
3. Board's Corporate Existence Restated.
4. Qualifications of members of the Board.
5. Disqualifications for being member of Board.
6. Term of Office.
7. Vacating of office by member in certain cases.
8. Expulsion for refusal to conform to rules, etc.
9. Election of Chairman, Term of Office of Chairman.
10. Powers and duties of Chairman.
11. Deputy Chairman.

Meeting of Board.
12. Times of meeting of the Board. Chairman refusing to
ing. Chairman neglecting to convene meeting.
13. Quorum, etc. of Board. Declaration of interest etc.

Functions and Powers of the Board. -


14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.


convene meet'-


General duties of Board.
Power to make financial provision for educational purposes.
How money allocated for secondary education tohb. expended.
Regulations for conducting business of Board. '
Committees of the Board etc. ,.
Minutes of proceedings to be received as evidence e.
Appointment of Warden. Office of Warden to lk pehsionable, ',
Powers and duties of Warden. '
Appointment of Deputy Warden.
Salaries of Warden and Deputy Warden.
Appointment of other Officers of the Board,










Sections.


25. Security by officers and servants of the Board.
26. Accountability of officers and servants of the Board.
27. Power of Administrator to select land, etc.
28. Application of Ord. 22/46 to selected land, etc.
29. Duty of Chief Technical Officer.

PART III

ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.
30. Vacancies occurring in the Board, how to be filled.
31. Qualification of electors.
32. Preparation of electors' roll.
33. Publication of electors' roll.
34. Claims and objections.
35. Revising Officer and Court.
36. Roll and Lists to be produced in Court, Saving where time causes
irregularity.
37. Method of procedure in revising electors' roll.
38. Adjournment of Court.
39. Revised Electors' R611.
40. Printing and sale of electors' roll and other documents.
41. How elections to be conducted.
42. Petitions against disputed elections.
43. Presentation and trial of election petitions.
44. When non-compliance with by-laws etc., not to invalidate election.


Miscellaneous
45. Power of Governor to dissolve the Board.

PART IV
ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNMENT.
The Town Fund.
46,. Kingstown Fund.
47, Town Fund how composed.
48. Inspection of Accounts.
49. Audit of Accounts. Power of Government Auditor to call for books
etc. Government Auditor may enter offices of Board.
50. Inspection and audit of Town Fund.
5J1. Remuneration of Chairman and Members,
52. Preparation of assessment lists.
53. Exclusions from assessment list. Contribution of General Revenue
to town fund.










Sections.


54. Revision of assessment list.
55. Amount of rates.
56. (1) Publication of assessment list.
(2) Copy of assessment list, etc., to be certified by Warden.
(3) Board stopped from denying the correctness of the amount of the
assessment as published.
57. Warden to attach notice to assessment list of the date of publication
thereof.
58. Power of Board to revise and correct assessment list before publica-
tion.
59. Notice of appeal against assessment.
60. Special Session of Magistrate to be held for hearing appeals.
61. Magistrate's proceedings and power to confirm, annul, or correct
assessment.
62. Penalty on non-appearing or refractory witness.
63. Power of Magistrate to appoint a valuer.
64. Further powers of Magistrate.
65. Appellant confined to the grounds of his appeal.
66. Proceedings subsequent to decision of appeals.
67. Publication of notice that rates and taxes are payable.
68. Period for payment of rates and taxes.
69. Receipts to be given for rates and taxes paid.
70. Rates charged upon property of those from whom due and on which
payable as a first charge.
71. How respective rates, etc. recoverable. Owners or occupiers.
72. When Warden to issue warrants for rates.
73. One warrant may be issued for the recovery of all rates.
74. Bailiff to execute warrants.
75. How warrants to be executed by the Bailiff.
76. Bailiff's fees on levy. On demand.
77. Sales of houses, etc., to convey a good title to purchaser. How to be
made.
78. Disposal of surplus moneys on sales.
79. Houses, etc., not occupied by owners not to be sold without prior
demand on owner or attorney.
80. Levy on certain customer goods to be made and paid to the Town
Board.

By-Laws.
81. By-Laws for government of town.
82 Saving of existing Regulations.
83. Effect of Confirmation of by-laws.
84. Punishment of person forging licence.
85. Production of Gazette to be proof of confirmation and publication
of by-law.











Loans.


86. Authority to raise loans.
87. Annual charge for interest, etc., first charge upon revenues of Board.
88. Board making default in payment, Governor may levy additional
rate.
89. Boundaries and Wards of the Town.
90. Warden's power to enter premises for purpose of assessment.
91. Member's power to enter premises for purposes of assessment. Pen-
alty for assaulting or obstructing a person in the execution of his duty.
92. Right of tenant or occupier paying tax to deduct it.
93. Remission of rates and taxes.
94. Victoria Park may be used as a public place of recreation.
95. Power to alter times fixed for the performance of certain duties and
payments.
96. Burden of proof.
97. Offence to receive or deliver meat suspected to have been slaughtered
at any place in Kingstown, other than the market.
98. Offences against Ordinance to be determined by Magistrate.
99. Penalty offences against Ordinance.
100. Saving of provisions creating offences under other Ordinances.
101. Repeal of former Ordinance with Savings.



















SAINT VINCENT.


Act No. 22 of 1970.

I Assent,

C. St. C. DACON,

[ L. S. ] Acting Governor.

6th June, 1970.
AN ACT for the repeal and replacement of the Kingstown
Board Ordinance.
[ 9th June, 1970. ]
Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty by
and with the advice and consent of the House of Assembly of
Saint Vincent, and by the authority of the same as follows:-

1. This Act may be cited as the Kingstown Board Act, Short title.
1970.
2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the Interpretation.
following expressions have the meanings respectively assigned
to them, namely:-
"Board" means the Kingstown Board established by the
former Ordinance and continued by this Act.
"By-Law" means a By-Law made under Section 81 of this
Act and includes a by-law made under Section 74 of
the former Ordinance.
S"house" includes any building or construction in on under
or over land;
"enumeration Year" means the year 1972 and the last year
in each successive quadrennial period thereafter;
\









No. 22. Kingstown Board. 1970.


"immovable property" includes land, chattels permanently
annexed or adhering to land and all equitable and legal
rights over the same;
"lot of land includes any piece or parcel of land;
"former Ordinance" means the Kingstown Board Ordin-
ance (Cap. 209) read together with all amendments
thereto;
"Town" means the town of Kingstown as described in
Section 89 (1) herein;
"Warden" means the chief executive officer of the Board
as provided by Section 21 (1) herein.

Board's 3. The Board established by the former Ordinance shall
corporate continue its corporate existence and entity under this Act and
existence
re-stated. shall inter alia continue to:-
a) be known as the Kingstown -Board;
b) be entitled to acquire property and hold the same in
perpetual succession;
c) be liable to perform existing contracts and entitled to
enter into new contracts;
d) be entitled and liable to sue and be sued, implead and
be impleaded in its corporate name as well in matters
arising before as after the coming into effect of this
Act.
e) consist of the nine persons constituting the Board im-
mediately before the coming into effect of this Act who
shall continue .to hold office until the date fixed for
their retirement under the former Ordinance as modi-
fied by the Kingstown Board Elections Act 1969 but
otherwise subject to the provisions of this Act; and
f) consist generally of nine members elected by the three
wards of the town of which each ward shall be entitled
to elect three members in the manner hereinafter pro-
vided.

Qualifications 4. (1) Future members of the Board shall be elected by
of the the electors of the town in the manner provided by the by-laws.
Members of
the Board. (2) No person shall be qualified to be a member of the
Board unless he:-
(a) is over twenty-one years of age;
(b) is borne on the register of voters;










Kingstown Board.


(c) has been not less than two years resident in St.
Vincent;
(d) has at least one of the following further qualifi-
cations, that is to say:-
(i) is in beneficial possession of immovable pro-
perty in the town of an annual rateable value
of not less than twenty dollars; or
(ii) is in occupation of property in the town and
liable to pay rent therefore of not less than
one hundred and forty-four dollars per an-
num; or
(iii) has in respect of the year of election-paid
town rates and taxes amounting to fifteen
dollars or more.

5. A person shall be disqualified for being a member of
the Board, if and while he:-
(a) cannot speak, read and write English; or
(b) holds an office of emolument or place of profit in the
gift or disposal of the Board; or
(c) has directly or indirectly, by himself or any partner
of his any share or interest in any contract with the
Board; or
(d) is in the employment of or on behalf of the Board; or
(e) is bankrupt;
Provided however that for the purposes of this section
the following conditions shall not disqualify a person-
Where he has a share or interest in-
(i) any lease, sale, or purchase of land or any agree-
ment for the same; or
(ii) any agreement for the loan of money or any secu-
rity for the payment of money only; or
(iii) any newspaper in which an advertisement relating
to the affairs of the Board is published; or
(iv) any contract with the Board for lighting or insur-
ing against fire any part of the Town; or
(v) any corporation which may have dealings with the
Board,


Disqualification
for being a
member of
Board.


No. 22.


1970.










Kingstown Board.


Term of Office
of Members
of Board.


Vacating of
office by member
in certain cases.


Expulsion for
refusalto
conform to
rules etc.


Provided further that for the purposes of this section
the office of Chairman and the office of a member of the Board
are hereby declared not to be offices of emolument, or places
of profit in the gift or disposal of the Board although remunera-
tion may be paid to such Chairman and members of the Board
out of moneys provided by the Board, and this declaration shall
be deemed always to have had effect.

6. (1) On the ordinary day of election of members in
every,year, one third of the whole number of members for each
ward shall go out of office and their places shall be filled by
election by the electors of the ward.
(2) The one-third to go out of office in pursuance of the
preceding subsections of this section shall be capable of being
re-elected.
(3) Any member going out of office in pursuance of the
preceding subsections of this section shall be capable of being
re-elected if then qualified to be elected to the Board.
(4) Subject to the provisions of the foregoing subsections
of this section, the term of office of a member shall be three years.

7. (1) If any member of the Board-
(a) becomes bankrupt; or
(b) is absent from any three consecutive meetings of the
Board, without leave of the Board,
he shall, ipso facto, cease to be a member of the Board, and a
notification of the fact and circumstances of such vacancy shall
be forthwith published by the Warden in the Gazette, and in
a local newspaper; provided that any member becoming dis-
qualified by becoming a bankrupt shall, on obtaining his certifi-
cate of discharge in bankruptcy, be capable (if otherwise duly
qualified), of being re-elected as a member of the Board.
(2) The Board may grant leave to any member of the
Board to be absent from or to otherwise absent himself from the
service of the Board, for any period not exceeding six months.

8. If any member of the Board refuses to obey and con-
form himself to the rules of the Board, it shall be lawful for
the Board, after affording such member a full opportunity of
being heard in explanation, by resolution, to expel such member
from the Board, and to declare his seat vacant, and his seat shall,
ipso facto, become vacant accordingly.


No. 22.


1970.











No. 22. Kin gstown Board. 1970.


The Chairman
9. (1) At the first meeting of the Board held after every
annual election, the members of the Board shall elect, from
among themselves, a Chairman: Provided that in the event of
no member securing a majority of the votes for this purpose,
the Governor shall appoint a Chairman.
(2) The Chairman shall continue in office until the first
meeting of the Board held after the elections in every year.
(3) A retiring Chairman shall be eligible for re-election:
Provided that no person, shall be eligible for election and re-
election as Chairman more than two consecutive times.


Election of
Chairman.
Term of office
of Chairman.


10. (1) The Chairman shall preside at every meeting of Powers and
the Board, and shall have such other functions and powers as duties of
may be from time to time assigned to him by the Board. Chairman.
(2) The Chairman shall have an original vote, and, in
case of an equal division of votes among the members of the
Board on any question before the Board, he shall have a second
or casting vote.

11. (1) The Board may, from time to time, appoint any Deputy
member of the Board to act as Deputy Chairman during the Chairman.
illness or absence of the Chairman.
(2) A Deputy Chairman may, while acting as such, do
all acts which the Chairman as such might do.

Meetings of the Board.
12. (1) The Board shall meet once in each month, and Times of
at such other times as may be fixed by any regulation of the meeting of
Board, or when convened by the Chairman, the Board.
(2) If any three members of the Board present to the
Chairman a request in writing that the Board may be convened
for the consideration of some particular matter, it shall be the
duty of the Chairman to have the Board convened accordingly
without delay.
(3) If the Chairman refuses to convene a meeting of the
Board after a requisition for that purpose signed by three
members of the Board has been presented to him, any three
members of the Board may forthwith on that refusal, convene
a meeting.


1970.


No. 22.


Kingstown Board.












No. 22. Kin gstow'n Board. 1970.


Quorum, etc.,
of Board.


General duties
of Board.


Power to make
financial provi-
sion for
educational
purposes.


(4) If the Chairman (without so refusing) does not,
within seven days after such presentation, convene a meeting,
any three members of the Board may, on expiration of those
seven days, convene a meeting.

13. (1) Any three members of the Board shall form a
sufficient quorum for the transaction of business.
(2) Every question before the Board shall be decided
by a majority of the votes of the members present.
(3) No act or proceeding of the Board shall be questioned
on account of any vacancy in their body.
(4) No member of the Board shall vote, or take part in
the discussion of, any matter before the Board in which he has
directly or indirectly, by himself or any partner of his, any
pecuniary interest.


Functions and Powers of the Board.
14. (1) It shall be the general duty of the Board to pro-
vide for the collection and expenditure, for the benefit of the
Town, of all the moneys authorized by law to be raised for such
purpose; to provide for the good government and improvement
of the Town; and to enforce the provisions of this Act or any
other 1iw relating thereto.
(2) In the month of August in each year, the Board shall
submit for approval to the Governor an annual estimate com-
prising and classifying the anticipated revenue and expenditure
of the Board, calculated in respect of the financial year com-
mencing on the, first day of January then next ensuing, which
estimate shall be referred to as the Board Estimates and shall
be in such form as may be prescribed by the Governor.
(3) The Estimates shall unless disallowed by the Gov-
ernor, be binding in their details upon the Board; subject never-
theless to any addition, revote or transfer agreed to by resolu-
tion of the Board subsequent to such approval, which shall have
been further approved by the Governor.

15. Subject to the provisions of this Act, it shall be lawful
for the Board to apply in each year, in such manner as the
Board may think fit the moneys of the Town Fund for or to.
wards any or all of the following purposes:-


No. 22.


Kingstown Board.


1970.









No. 22. Kingstown Board. 1970.


(a) the secondary education of boys and girls resident
in the town of Kingstown or within half a mile of
the boundaries thereof;
(b) the assistance of education in the Town of Kingstown
or within half a mile of the boundaries thereof;
(c) Pensions, compassionate allowances or gratuities to
its employees for services rendered or to the widows
or children of employees dying in the service of the
Board; provided that in each such case the grant of
a pension, compassionate allowance or gratuity must
receive the sanction of the Governor.

Provided that the sum allocated by the Board for the
purposes mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section
shall not exceed six hundred dollars in the aggregate.

16. (1) All money allocated by the Board for or towards How money
the purposes mentioned in paragraph (a) of the preceding allocated for
secondary
section of this Act shall be expended in accordance with regula- education to
tions to be made by the Board and published in the Gazette, be expended.
and such regulations shall prescribe the manner in which boys
and girls are to be selected for the purposes of the said para-
graph.
(2) The Board may by such regulations prescribe a
scheme of scholarships and grants, and the terms and conditions
upon which such scholarships shall be tenable, and such grants
made.

17. (1) The Board may, from time to time, make Regu- Regulations
lations relating to all or any of the following matters namely:- for conducting
S business of
(a) the times of their meetings Board.
(b) the mode of convening their meetings,
(c) the attendance of their members,
(d) the form and order of their debates,
(e) the powers and duties of their officers and ser-
vants, and
(f) the general regulation of the proceedings of the
Board and of the Committees thereof, and the mode
of conducting their business respectively.













0 (2) No such regulation shall be made, or, when made
shall be altered or rescinded, unless special notice of such in-
tended making, alteration, or recission has been given at the
meeting preceding that at which such making, alteration, or
recission is proposed, and unless special notice as aforesaid has
been also transmitted to the members of the Board at least three
days before the meeting.


18. (1) The Board may, from time to time, appoint out
of their own body such and so many Committees, either of a gen-
eral or special nature, and consisting of such number of persons
as they may think fit, for any purpose wlich, in the opinion of the
SBoard, would be better regulated by means of such Committees;
but the acts of every such Committee shall be subject to the
approval of the Board.
(2) No act or proceeding of a Committee shall be ques-
tioned on account of any vacancy in their body.
(3) A member of the Board shall not vote upon, or take
part in the discussion of, any matter before a Committee in
which he has directly or indirectly, by himself or any partner of
his, any pecuniary interest.

19. (1) A minute of the proceedings at a meeting of the
Board, or of a Committee, signed at the same or the next ensuing
meeting by the Chairman, or by a member of the Committee
describing himself as, or appearing to be, Chairman of the
Committee, shall be received in evidence without further proof
in all Courts of Justice, and for all other purposes whatsoever.


(2) Until the contrary has been proved, every meeting
of the Board, or of a Committee, in respect of the proceedings
whereof a minute has been so made, shall be deemed to have been
duly convened and held, and all the members present at the
meeting shall be deemed to have been duly qualified; and where
the proceedings are proceedings of a Committee, the Committee
shall be deemed to have been duly constituted and to have had
power to deal with the matter referred to in the minute.

Appointment 20. (1) Subject to the provisions hereinafter contained,
of Warden. the Board may, from time to time, subject to the approval of the
Governor, appoint some fit and proper person to be Warden,
who shall hold office during the pleasure of the Governor.


Committees of
the Board, etc.


Minutes of
proceedings to
be received
as evidence.


No. 22.


Kingstown Board.


1970.









No. 22. Kingstown Board. 1970.


(2) The office of Warden shall be pensionable and for
the purposes of pension, the Warden shall be deemed to be a
Public Officer, within the meaning of the Pensions Ordinance,
but if he shall become eligible for a pension, such pension shall
be payable out of the Town Fund.
(3) The present holder of the office of Warden shall, for
the purposes of this section, be deemed to have been a Public
Officer from the date of his appointment as Warden.

21. (1) The Warden shall be the chief executive officer Powers aid
of the Board, and shall have all such powers and perform all duties of
such duties as are or may be conferred and imposed upon him Warden.
by this Act or any other Statute, or by any regulation, by-law,
or order of the Board.
(2) The Warden shall attend the meetings of the Board
and of every Committee, and shall keep minutes of the pro-
ceedings at every such meeting.
(3) Every Warden shall reside in the 4Town.

22. Subject to the approval of the Governnor the Board Appointment
may appoint some fit and proper person to be Deputy Warden of Deputy
who shall hold office during the pleasure of the Governor and Warden.
whose duties shall be such as may be allocated by the Board.

23. Subject to the provisions hereinafter contained the Salaries of
Warden and Deputy Warden shall receive such salaries Warden and
and give such security for the due performance of their duties Warden.
as may be determined by the Board with the approval of the
Governor. The salaries so determined shall be paid from
the Town Fund hereinafter referred to.

24. (1) The Board may, from time to time, appoint such Appointmeht
other officers and servants as may be required for the efficient etc., of other
administration of the affairs of the Town. of thear&
(2) Every such officer or servant shall hold office during
the pleasure of the Board.
(3) Every such officer or servant shall receive such salary
and shall perform such duties as may be from time to time
assigned to him by the Board.








, 172


Kingstown Board.


16/48.




Security by
Officers and
servants.










Accountability
of officers and
servants of the
Board.


(4) The Board may by resolution declare the post of any
officer or servant of the Board to be a pensionable office, and for
the purposes of pension such office shall be deemed to have been
declared a pensionable office under Section 2 of the Pensions
Ordinance, but if such officer shall become eligible for a pension,
such pension shall be payable by the Board.

25. (1) The Board may require any officer or servant
appointed by them to give such security as they may think
proper, for the true and faithful performance of the duties of
his office, and for the due accounting for, paying over, and
delivering up of all moneys, goods, and chattels which may come
into his hands by virtue of such office. The form of bond shall
be prescribed by the Board.
(2) No officer or servant of the Board shall be entitled
to claim more than a month's notice, and the Board shall have
no power to make any agreement for service involving a longer
notice.

26. (1) Every officer or servant appointed by the Board,
or continued in the discharge of his duties by virtue of this
Act, shall, at such times during the continuance of his office,
or within ten days after his ceasing to hold it, and in such
manner as the Board may direct, deliver to the Board, or as
they may direct, a true account in writing of all matters com-
mitted to his charge and of his receipts and payments with
vouchers, and a list of persons from whom moneys are due for
the purposes of this Act in connection with his office, showing
the amount due from each.
(2) Every such officer or servant shall pay all moneys
due from him to the Warden, or as the Board may direct.
(3) If any such officer or servant-
(a) refuses or neglects to deliver any account or list
which he ought to deliver, or any voucher relating
thereto, or to make- any payment which he ought
to make; or
(b) after three days' notice in writing signed by the
Chairman and one member or by three members
of the Board, given or left at his usual or last
known place of abode refuses or neglects to deliver
to the Board or as they may direct, anything


No, 22.


1970.













glatsoever which he ought to deliver, or to give
s tisfaction respecting it to the Board, or as they
may direct,
the magistrate of the Kingstown District may, on the complaint
of the Chairman or any other member of the Board by summary
order, require such officer to make such delivery or payment,
or to give such satisfaction, and if he shall fail to make such
delivery or payment, or to give such satisfaction, he shall be
guilty of an offence against this Act.
(4) Nothing in this section shall affect any remedy by
action against any such officer or servant or his surety, except
that such officer or servant shall not be both sued by action and
proceeded against summarily for the same cause.


27. Upon the application of the Board, the Governor
may from time to time select any lands, or watercourses or any
right-or interest therein or thereover within St. Vincent which
he may deem necessary or expedient for te purposes of this
Act.

28. Every such selection shall be deemed to be for a public
purpose within the meaning of the Land Acquisition Ordinance,
and thereupon the provisions of that Ordinance shall apply
with the following modifications:-


Power of
Governor
to select land,
etc.



Application of
Ord. 22/46 to,
selected land,
etc.


(1) The word "land" shall, for the purposes of this Act,
be deemed to include a watercourse or any right or
interest therein or thereover.
(2) Any land, watercourse, or any right or interest there-
in or whatever, so selected shall, where a conveyance
has been executed, or an order made by the Supreme
Court, vest in the Kingstown Board.
(3) Any land, watercourse, or any right or interest there-
in or thereover, so vested in the Board, shall be held
by the Board for the purposes of this Act, and, with
the approval of the Governor, may be sold or ex-
changed by the Board: provided that-
(a) upon any such sale, the proceeds thereof, after'
payment of all necessary charges and expenses
of sale, shall be paid into the Treasury to the
credit of the Town Fund; and


No. 22.


Kingstown Board.


1970.










Kingstown Board.


(b) upon any such exchange (the expenses of which
the Board is hereby authorized to ]ty), the pro-
perty taken in exchange shall be held for the
purposes of this Act; and
(c) if money be payable in respect of any exchange,
in addition to the property taken- in exchange,
such money shall be paid to the credit of the
Town Fund.


22/46


Duty of Chief
Technical
Officer.
Cap. 143.


Vacancies
occurring in
the Board, how
to be filled.


(4) All moneys payable under section 29 of the Land
Acquisition Ordinance shall be paid by the Board to the person
entitled thereto.

29. Upon the application of the Board, the Governor may
require the Chief Technical Officer to discharge such duties
relating to work undertaken under this Act as he might be re-
quired to discharge with respect to public works under the
Chief Technical Officer Ordinance.


PART III

ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.
30. Any vacancy occurring by death, resignation, dis-
qualification, or otherwise in the Board shall be filled within
thirty days by election in the manner hereinafter provided, and
the person so elected shall retain his seat so long only as the
vacating member would have retained the same if no vacancy
had occurred.


Qualification 31. (1) Every person of the age of twenty-one years or
of electors. over who has resided in St. Vincent for the space of two years
at least and duly enrolled as hereinafter provided and who
possesses any freehold or leasehold property within the Town,
or who pays an annual rental in respect of the property situated
within the Town of not less than forty-eight dollars, or who is
resident in the Town shall be an elector and shall be qualified
to vote at the election of members to serve on the Town Board.
(2) Every person living immediately on the outer side
of any road which forms a- boundary of the Town, with the
qualifications mentioned in subsection (1) of this section shall
be entitled to be enrolled as an elector and qualified to vote at
the election of members to serve on the Town Board.


No. 22.


1970.


_ {










Kingstown Board.


32. (1) Between the first day of May and the thirtieth day
of June in each enumeration year the Warden shall, after due
registration made by the enumerators for each Ward appointed
by the Board on the advice of the Warden, enroll in alphabetical
order in respect of each ward, the persons qualified to vote at the
election of members of the Board. He shall set forth the chris-
tian and surname of each person entitled to be enrolled, his
occupation and address, and the nature of his qualifications as
set out in section 31 of this Act. Such register or roll shall be
known as the "electors' roll" and when completed shall be
signed by the Warden.
(2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, for the avoid-
ance of doubt, it is hereby expressly declared that, provided the
occupation and address of an elector is correctly set forth in the
electors' roll when revised as appears hereafter, no change in
such occupation or address made prior to the holding of elections
shall disqualify such elector from voting threat.

33. The Warden shall, in the manner provided in section
56 (1) of this Act cause the elector's roll to be published for
a period of two weeks commencing from the fifteenth day of
July in each year, by exhibiting copies of such list on or near
an outer gate or door of each of the following buildings in
Kingstown:-


Preparation of
electors' roll.


Publication of
electors' roll.


(a) The Warden's Office
(b) The Court House
(c) The Post Office
(d) The Market

34. (1) Every person whose name is not on the electors' Claims and
roll published in accordance with the last preceding section, and objections.
who claims to be entitled to have his name entered in such elec-
tors' roll, shall, not later than the thirty-first day of July in each
year, give notice in writing to the Warden of his claim, stating
therein his qualifications to be so enrolled. Such notice shall be Third Schedule
in the Form 1 in the third Schedule to this Act. Form I.
(2) Every person whose name is on the electors' roll may
object to any other person as not being entitled to have his name
retained thereon.


No. 22.


1970.













(3) Every person so objecting (hereinafter referred to
as an "objector") shall, within fifteen days after the date of
the first publication of the electors' roll deliver to the Warden
and also to the person objected to (hereinafter referred to as
the "respondent") or shall leave at the premises in respect of
which the respondent shall appear to be inserted in the electors'
Third Schedule roll, notice thereof in writing in the Form 2 in the Third
Form 2. Schedule to this Act.
(4) The Warden shall make two separate lists of the
claimants and respondents and shall cause copies thereof to be
/ published in the manner provided in section 56 of this Act. He
shall also keep a copy of each of such lists open to public inspec-
tion without any fee at all reasonable hours from the eighth to
the fifteenth day of August, and shall deliver a copy of any
such list to any person requiring it on payment of the sum of
one dollar for each such list.

Revising Officer, 35. (1) The Governor shall, in each year, not later than
and Court. the first day of August, appoint the Supervisor of Elections or
some other fit and proper person (hereinafter referred to as
the "Revising Officer") to hold a Court for the pui'pose of kevis-
ing the electors' roll.
(2) Such court. shall be an open Court and shall be held
on some day to be appointed by the Chairman of the Board,
being a day not earlier than the first nor later than the.seventh
day of September in each year.
(3) The Warden shall give not less than seven clear days
notice of the holding of the-Court by affixing notices in the
manner provided in section 56 of this Act, and by publication
in the Gazette and in at least one newspaper circulating in St.
Vincent.
(4) In this section "Supervisor of Elections" means the
Supervisor of Elections appointed under and by virtue of the
Constitution of Saint Vincent.


Roll and Lists
to be produced
in Court.


36. (1) The Warden shall, at the opening of the Court
produce the electors' roll prepared by him and a copy of the
lists of claimants and respondents and also all books in his
custody containing the names of all persons assessed for rates
or taxes in and for the Town for the current year, and shall
answer upon oath all such questions as shall be put to him by
the Revising Officer.


No. 22.


Kiigstown Board.


1970.










No. 22. Kingstown Board. 1970.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 32. (1)
to 35. (4) herein no objection shall be taken to the preparation,
revision or publication of the electors' roll by reason only that the
acts respectively prescribed by the aforesaid Sections were not
performed within the time respectively prescribed by those Sec-
tions so long as -the provisions of those Sections were substan-
tially carried out.

37. (1) The Revising Officer shall insert in the electors' Method of
roll the name of every claimant who has duly claimed to have procedure
his name entered therein and is proved to the satisfaction of e ersi oll.
the Revising Officer to be so entitled.
(2) The Revising Officer shall expunge from the roll the
name of every person proved to him to be dead.
(3) Subject as aforesaid, the Revising Officer shall retain
on the roll the name of every person to whom objection has not
duly been taken.
(4) The Revising 'Officer shall also retain the name of
every respondent unless the objector appears in support of his
objection.
(5) Where the objector so appears, the Revising Officer
shall require proof of the respondent's qualification, and if it
is not proved to his satisfaction, shall expunge the respondent's
name from the roll.
(6) If the name of any person is entered on the electors'
roll as being qualified to vote in more than one Ward, such per-
son shall, by written communication addressed to and served up-
on the Warden not later than three o'clock in the afternoon of the
day before the day fixed for the sitting of the Court, declare
in which of those wards he desires his name to be retained as
an elector, and in default of his so declaring, the Revising Offi-
cer shall determine in which of such wards his name shall be
so retained; and thereupon the Revising Officer shall strike out
the name of such person wherever else it shall have been entered
on the electors roll.
(7) The Revising Officer shall correct any mistake and
supply any omission proved to his satisfaction to have been made
in the roll with respectto the name or abode of any person.
(8) The revising Officer may require the Warden or
other person having the custody of any book containing any rate
assessed in any year to produce the same to him for his inspec-
tion.










No. 22. Kingstown Board. 1970.


(9) The Revising Officer may examine on oath the War-
den or other person having the custody of any assessment list,
and any claimant, objector, respondent or witness.
(10) The Revising Officer shall on the hearing, in open
Court, determine the validity of all claims and objections.
(11) The Revising Officer shall, in open Court, write his
initials against all names inserted or expunged and against
any part of the electors' roll in which a mistake has been cor-
rected or an omission supplied, and shall sign his name at the
foot of every page so revised.
Adjournment 38. The Revising Officer may adjourn the Court from
of Court. time to time but so that no adjourned Court be held after the
twenty-second day of September in any year.

Revised 39. (1) When the electors' roll has been revised and signed
Electors' by the Revising Officer, he shall deliver it to the Warden, and
Roll a written or printed copy thereof shall be prepared and signed
'by the Warden, and shall be the electors' roll of the Town for
the year.
(2) The revised electors' roll shall be completed on or
before the first day of November in each year and shall come
into operation on the thirtieth day of November in that year,
and shall continue in operation until superseded by a new elec-
tors' roll.
(3) Every person enrolled on the revised electors' roll
shall be deemed to be enrolled as an elector, and every person
not enrolled on such revised roll shall be deemed not to be en-
rolled as an elector.

Printing and 40. (1) The Warden shall cause the electors' roll and the lists
sale of of claimants and respondents to be printed, and shall deliver
electors' roll copies thereof to any person on payment of one dollar for each
documents. copy of any such lists or roll, and the proceeds of such sale shall
be received by him on behalf of the Town Board.

(2) In the year 1970 and in subsequent years other than
enumeration years, the provisions of sections 33, 34, 35, 36, 37,
38 and 39 of the Act shall apply. For the purposes of the ap-
plication of these sections, the expression "electors' roll" shall
in relation to the year 1970 be construed as a reference to the










No. 22. Kingstown Board. 1970.


electors'roll revised in 1968, and in relation to subsequent years
other than enumeration years, the said expression shall be con-
strued as a reference to the electors' roll revised in the preceding
year in accordance with this Act.
41. The election of members to the Board shall be held How elections
and conducted in such manner as shall be provided by by-laws to be
to be made by such Board.

42. A petition complaining of an undue return or undue Petitions
election of a member of the Board, in this Act called an "election against
petition", may be presented to the High Court by any one or elections.
more of the following persons, that is to say-
(1) some person who voted or had a right to vote at the
election to which the petition relates;
(2) some person claiming to have had a right to be re-
turned at such election;
(3) some person alleging himself to have been a candi-
date at such election;
Provided that no election petition shall be brought
save by a person who is duly enrolled on the electors'
roll for the Ward against the election for which the
petition is brought, or save by a person who was a
candidate for election in that Ward.

43. (1) The following shall apply with respect to the Presentation
presentation of all election petitions- o election
(a) The petition shall be presented within fourteen days petitions.
after the return made by the Returning Officer of the
member to whose election the petition relates;
(b) at the time of the presentation of the petition, or
within three days afterwards, security for the pay-
ment of all costs, charges and expenses that may
become payable by the petitioner shall be given on
behalf of the petitioner;
(c) the security shall be an amount not exceeding two
hundred dollars and shall be given by recognizance to
be entered into by one or two sureties approved by
the Registrar of the Supreme Court or by deposit
of money in the Supreme Court, or partly in one
way and partly in the other.










No. 22. Kingstown Board. 1970.

(2) Every election petition shall be tried before the
High Court in the same manner as a suit commenced by a writ
of summons. At the conclusion of the trial, the Judge shall
determine whether the Member whose return or election is com-
plained of or anfy and what other person was duly returned
or elected or whether the election was void, and shall certify
such determination to the Governor and to the Board, and,
upon such certificate being given, such determination shall be
final, and the return shall be confirmed or altered, or a new elec-
tion shall be held within thirty days of such determination being
certified as aforesaid, as the case may require, and in accordance
with such determination.
(3) At the trial of an election petition the Judge shall
have the same powers, jurisdiction and authority, and witnesses
shall be subpoenaed and sworn in the same manner as nearly
as circumstances will admit, as in a trial of a civil action in the
High Court, and the same penalties for perjury shall apply.
(4) No person who has voted at an election shall, in any
proceedings to question the election or return, be required to
state for whom he voted.

When non- 44. Notwithstanding anything in the provisions of this Act
compliance no election shall be declared invalid by reason of by-laws made
with by-laws thereunder if it appears to the Court having cognizance of the
etc. not to
invalidate question that the election was conducted in accordance with the
election.' principles laid down by the Act or by the relevant by-laws,
and that such non- compliance did not affect the result of the
election.

MISCELLANEOUS


Power of 45. (1) If the Board, in the judgement of the Governor,
Governor persistently makes default in the performance of the duties by
to dissolve
the Boardo dissolve law imposed upon it, or exceeds or abuses its powers, it shall be
lawful for thelGovernor, by an Order published in the Gazette,
to dissolve the Board.
(2) In case of such dissolution, the following conse-
quences shall ensue:-
(a) All members of the Board shall, from the date of
such order, vacate their offices as such members;










No. 22. Kingstown Board. 1970.

(b) All the powers and dutier of the Board shall, until
the constitution of a new Board under this Act, be
exercised and performed by such person or per-
sons as the Governor may appoint in that behalf,
and any payment made to such person or persons
for his or their services shall be a charge upon the
Town Fund; and
(c) All property vested in the Board shall, during the
period aforesaid, vest in the person or persons
aforesaid as a corporation until the constitution of
a new Board, whereupon all such property shall
again become vested in the Board.
(3) No Order for dissolution as aforesaid shall be valid
unless in such order provision is made for the constitution, un-
der this Act, of a new Board in lieu of the Board so dissolved,
within a period not exceeding three months from the date of
such Order.


PART IV

ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNMENT.
The Town Fund.
46. (1) All moneys due to the Board shall be paid into Kingstown
a fund to be called "The Kingstown Fund", in this Act re- Fund.
ferred to as "The Town Fund".
(2) The account of the Town Fund shall be kept in such
a manner as shall be prescribed from time to time by the Board,
and all the debts of the Board shall be discharged from such
fund.
(3) All payments from the Town Fund shall be made
on claims certified by the Warden, and countersigned by the
Chairman.
47. The Town Fund shall be composed of moneys derived Town Fund how
from composed.
(1) House and land rate;
(2) Rating duty received by virtue of Section 80 Sub-
section (1).
(3) Water dues and rates;
(4) Market and slaughter-house charges and dues;










No. 22. Kingstown Board. 1970.


(5) Licences which the Board is authorized to issue under
this Act;
(6) Fines for breaches of the by-laws of the Board; and
(7) Moneys derived from the sale, hire, or mortgage of
property vested in the Board, and from all other
sources from which the same may lawfully be derived.
Inspection of 48. The accounts of the Board shall be open at all reason-
Accounts. able times to inspection by any Member of the Board.
Audit of 49. (1) The accounts of the Board shall be produced by
Accounts. the Warden for audit by the Director of Audit at such times
as such auditor may, from time to time require, and such ac-
counts shall thereupon be audited by the Director of Audit.
(2) The Director of Audit shall make and sign a report
upon such accounts, and a duplicate of such accounts with the
report thereon shall be forwarded to the Governor and the
Chairman of the Board. The said accounts shall be published
in the Gazette.
(3) For the purpose of any audit as hereinbefore pro-
vided, the Director of Audit may require the production before
him of all books, deeds, contracts, accounts, vouchers, receipts,
and other documents and papers which he may deem necessary,
and may require any person holding or accounting for any such
books, deeds, contracts, accounts, vouchers, receipts, documents
or papers to appear before him at any such audit or any adjourn-
ment thereof, and to make and sign a declaration as to the cor-
rectness of the same.
(4) The Director of Audit may at all reasonable times
enter any offices of the Board and have access to all books,
deeds, contracts, accounts, vouchers, receipnts, and other docu-
ments and papers.
Inspection and 50. (1) The accounts of the Town Fund shall be open at
ofTown all reasonable times to the inspection of any member of the
Board, and the said accounts shall be from time to time audited
,by the Director of Audit.
(2) Upon the request of the Chairman of the Board, the
Warden shall furnish to the Board a statement of the accounts
of the Town Fund.
(3) The Warden shall cause a statement of the Town
Fund to be published in the Gazette.












No. 22. Kin gstown Board. 1970.


51. There may be paid to the Chairman and Members of
the Board out of moneys provided by the Board at its discretion
such remuneration as may be fixed by the Board with the
approval of the Governor.

52. (1) In the month bf October in every year, the Board
shall cause to be prepared an Assessment List, according to the
form contained in the First Schedule, of all houses and lots of
land in the Town, and immediately on the outer side of any
road a boundary of the Town, with names of the owners or
attorneys of the owners, or, if the owners are not known, -of the
tenantsgor occupiers, if any, and with the annual rental of such
houses and lots of land arranged in three parts namely:-

Part I -for the area of Old Kingstown;


Remuneration
of Chairman
and Members.


Preparation of
Assessment lists.
Contribution
of General
Revenue town
fund.


Part II -for that area of extended Kingstown enjoying
the amenities of pipe borne water, made up
roads, electric lighting and refuse collection.
Part III -for that area of extended Kingstown not en-
joying any of the amenities described in
Part II herein.
(2) The rent of any house or land shall, for the purpose
of this Act, be deemed to be the amount of rent which would
be obtained from it if rented at its full value, such amount not
being less than the amount of rent actually payable.
(3) The provisions of this Section as to the form in
which the assessment list is to be prepared are hereby declared
to be directory merely and not imperative and no objection
shall be taken or allowed in any Court to any Assessment list
for any defect of form therein.

53. (1) There shall be excluded from the Assessment list Exclusions from
mentioned in Section 52 hereof:- assessment list.
a) all public buildings in the Town;
b) all land and buildings exclusively set apart for re-
ligious worship; and
c) all land and buildings exclusively set apart for edu-
cational purposes under the Education Ordinance.


No. 22.


Kizgstowv Board.


1970.










Kingstown Board.


Revision of
Assessment list.

Amount
of Rates.







Publication of
assessment list.


(2) The Accountant General shall pay from the Consoli-
dated Fund to the Credit of the Town Fund such annual sum
as, from time to time, the Governor may determine, as a contri-
bution from the Consolidated Fund to the Town Fund for the
advantage accruing under this Act to the public buildings
situated in the Town.

54. The Assessment List, when made, shall be submitted
to the Board, and the Board shall have power to correct and
revise the same.
55. The Board shall fix a r'/e not exceeding eight per
centum upon the assessed annual rental or value for rental of
all houses in Parts I and II of such Assessment List and a rate
not exceeding the Land and House Tax levied under the Land
and House Tax Ordinance for those houses and lands in the area
contained in Part III as set out in Section 52. (1) of this Act
and such rates shall be paid by the owners or attorneys of the
owners, or, if the owners are not known, by the tenants or
occupiers thereof respectively.
56. (1) When the assessment list has been approved by
the Board and the annual rates to be paid have been fixed, the
Board shall cause the same- to be published by exhibiting ou
one and the same day copies of such list certified in the manner
hereinafter required, on or near to an outer door or gate of
each of the following buildings in Kingstown:-
(a) the Warden's Office,
(b) ,the Court House,
(c) the Post Office,
(d) the Market,
and shall cause a certified copy of such list to be forwarded to
the Warden.
(2) Each copy of the assessment list and of the Roll or
Register of Electors published under section 33 shall be certified
by the Warden as being a true copy of the original, the absence
of any such certificate, or any error in any such copy shall not
invalidate the publication of any such list, roll or register.

(3) Any error in the amount of any assessment pay-
able by any person which may appear in any assessment list
published in any year before the sitting of the special session,
shall estop'the Board from asserting that that assessment pay-
able by such person is greater in the original list than appears


No. 22.


1970.














in the copy published, and no greater amount shall be payable
by the person liable to any assessment than that which appears
in the copy published, unless upon an appeal by such person to
the Magistrate sitting in special session the amount of his assess-
ment is increased.


57. To each copy of the assessment list, and on the day
when copies thereof are published in the manner hereinbefore
provided, the Warden shall attach a notice which shall state
the date of publication of such list, but the absence of such
notice shall not invalidate the publication of such list.

58. It shall be lawful for the Board, at any time before
publication of any assessment list, after any revision, correction
or approval of such list, to again revise and correct the said list,
and to approve of the some after each revision and correction,
if further revision and correction thereof appear to be necessary
in the opinion of a majority of the members of the Board at
any meeting.

59. After the publication of the assessment list in the
manner prescribed in section 56 (1) a'y person who objects
to an. assessment therein contained may, within fourteen days
of such publication, give notice in writing to the Magistrate
of the Kingstown District of his intention to appeal against
such assessment, and shall in such notice state the amount at
which he contends he ought to have been assessed, or, as the case
may be, the grounds upon which he contends that he is not
liable to be assessed.

60. Within not less than twenty-one days, and not more
than one month after such publication, the Magistrate of the
Kingstown district shall hold a special session for the purpose
of hearing appeals against the assessment aforesaid. Seven days'
previous notice of such session shall be given by the Magistrate
by advertisement in the Gazette, and by notice-exhibited at the
door of the Warden's Office and of the Court House, Kingstown.

61. At the special session so held, the Magistrate shall
hear all appeals of which notice shall have been given as afore-
said, and shall, in open Court, confirm, annul, increase, or
correct such assessment, and for such purpose may then or
previously summon witnesses to attend before him at such


Warden to
attach notice
to assessment
list of the date
of publication
thereof,

Power of Board
to revise and
correct assess-
mient list before
publication.




Notice
of appeal
against
assessment.







Special session
of Magistrate
to be held for
hearing appeals.


Magistrate's
proceedings
and power to
confirm, annul,
or correct
assessment.


No. 22.


Kingstovn Board.


1970. -










Kingstown Board.


Penalty on
non-appearing
or refractory
witness.




Power of
Magistrate
to appoint
a valuer.





Further powers
of Magistrate.


session to give evidence or to produce documents, and may, at
the holding of the same, examine on oath, the Warden, the
appellant, and the witnesses, if any, -and may adjourn such
session from time to time until all such appeals have been duly
determined by him.

62. Any witness failing to comply with a summons to
attend as aforesaid, and every person refusing to give evidence
on oath as aforesaid, or refusing or neglecting without lawful
excuse to produce any document, shall be liable to the same
penalties and punishment as though the appeal were a matter
coming within the ordinary summary jurisdiction of the Magis-
trate.

63. (1) In order to enable him to determine any appeal,
the Magistrate may appoint a valuer to report upon the house
or land in respect of which such assessment is made.
(2) The cost of such valuation and report shall be paid
by the Board or the appellant, or partly by the former and
partly by the latter, according as the Magistrate may in his
discretion order, and such order may be enforced in the same
manner as are other summary orders for the payment of money.
64. The Magistrate, upon the hearing of any appeal, shall
also have power to amend and rectify any assessessment list
where the same in his opinion fails to comply with the law.


Appellant 65. It shall not be lawful for the appellant, on the hearing
confined to of any appeal against any assessment, to go into any grounds
the grounds of
his appeal. of appeal other, than those which are contained in his notice,
unless the Magistrate shall then give leave to do so.

Proceedings 66. (1) The Magistrate shall, after having determined all
to decision appeals in the manner aforesaid, send a list of the assessments
of appeals. as adjudicated upon to the Board.
(2) The Board shall forthwith cause a list to be prepared
by the Warden of the alterations inade, by reasons of such
adjudication, in the list originally published by the Board.
(3) The list of alterations shall be published in the same
manner as thr list originally published by the Board, and a copy
thereof shall be sent to the Warden by the Board. -
(4) The assessment of any property, as entered in the
original list or in the list of alterations, as the case may be,
shall be held to be its ascertained rent for the purpose of taxation
during the year following such assessment.


1970.


No. 22.










Kingstown Board.


(5) The determination of the Magistrate of any question
of fact, on the hearing of any appeal, shall be final and conclu-
sive.


67. On or before the eighteenth day of February in each
year, the Warden shall cause to be inserted in the Gazette a
notice to the effect that the original list and the list of alterations
may be seen at his office between the first day of March and the
thirtieth day of June in the then current year, and that attend-
ance will be given at the office of the Board for the purpose of
receiving the rates and taxes fixed by the Board, and the publi-
cation of such notice shall be considered a sufficient demand for
the payment of the said rates and taxes.

68. (1) All rates and taxes payable under this Act shall
be paid to the Warden at the Office of the Board between the
first day of March and the thirtieth day of June in each year.

(2) A penalty of six per centum of the assessed rate
shall be payable on all rates paid after June in any year which
,under sub-section (1) herein were due for payment before that
.date and on the 31st of December there shall be added to the
grossed up amount of rate and penalty due three per centum
interest in respect of the half year and three per centum per
half year shall be added at half yearly rests in respect of .any
amounts due and unpaid from time to time thereafter.

69. The Warden shall grant to the person making a pay-
nient, under section 68 a receipt for the same from a numbered
cqunterfoil book.

70. The rates payable under this Act shall be a charge on
the goods, chattels, lands, tenements and hereditaments of the
person (if any) by whom the same shall be due, and upon the
lots of land or houses in respect whereof they are payable, and
such charge shall take priority of any other charge or debt due
by specialty or otherwise. Provided that such rates shall not
be a charge as aforesaid after the thirtyfirst day of December
of the year next after the year in which they became due.

71. (1) The rates fixed upon houses and lots of land under
section 55 of this Act shall be recoverable by levy upon and
sale, in the first place, of the goods and chattels of the owners


Publication
of notice that
rates and taxes
are payable.







PerioQ for
payment of
rates and taxes.
Interest etc. to
be paid on
rates overdue.









Receipts to be
given for rates
and taxes paid.

Rates charged
upon property
of those from
whom due and
on which pay-
able as a first
charge.



How respective
rates, etc.,
recoverable.


No. 22.


1970.












or occupiers (if any) thereof named in the list therein referred
to and, in the next place by levy upon and sale of the said
houses and lots of land.

When Warden 72. (1) If the rates and taxes payable under this Act
to issue warrants remain unpaid after the thirtieth day of June, the Warden shall
for rates. issue, not later than the thirty-first day of July, warrants, under
his hand, to any person whom he may employ as bailiff for the
recovery thereof.

Second (2) The warrant to levy for unpaid rates on houses
Schedule and lots of land, the owners or occupiers whereof are named in
Form 1. the assessment list, shall be in the Form 1 in the Second Sche-
dule.
Second (3) The warrant to levy for unpaid rates on houses and
Schedule lots of land, the owners or occupiers whereof are named in
Form 2. the said list, shall be in the Form 2 in the second Schedule.

One warrant 73. In all cases where default shall have been made by
may be issued several persons in the payment of their several rates recoverable
for the recovery
of all rates, under the same form of warrant, it shall be sufficient for the
purposes of this Act, for the Warden to issue one warrant
applicable to the several rates to be recovered and to attach
thereto a list signed by him of the defaulters, with the particu-
lars'of their assessments extracted from the assessment list, and
the bailiff shall proceed for the recovery of the several rates set
forth in such list in the same manner as if they were regularly
enumerated in the warrant to which it may be attached.


Bailiff to
execute
warrants.





How warrants
to be executed
by the Bailiff.


74. A bailiff employed by the Warden shall execute the
warrants according to their respective tenors, and he shall make
monthly returns, the last whereof shall be made not later, than
the thirtieth day of December to the Warden, of all rates and
fees recovered by him thereon, and he shall, at the same time,
pay the same to the Warden, who shall credit the Town Fund
with the said rates.

75. The bailiff shall execute the said warrants as writs of
seizure and sale are executed in the High Court and under such
warrants, he may levy upon, advertise and sell houses and lots
of land in the same manner as goods and chattels.


Bailiff's fees 76. (1) The bailiff on executing a warrant shall receive
on levy. a fee at the rate of ten per centum of the amount of the rate


No. 22.


Kingstown Board.


1970.













levied for, provided that such fee shall be not less than one dollar,
and in addition, the cost of removing goods or any outlay neces-
sarily incurred in executing the warrant.
(2) Where the rate is paid on demand of the bailiff, his
fee shall be one dollar and he may enforce the payment of such
fee by levy, if necessary, under his warrant.
(3) All fees recovered by the bailiff shall' be for the use
of the Board and shall be paid into the Town Fund.


77. (1) All sales made by the bailiff of any houses or lots
of land, under this Act, shall be valid, and a conveyance thereof,
duly registered, shall convey a good title to the purchaser.
(2) Sales of any houses or lots of land shall be for cash
to be paid at the close of the sale. If not so paid the sale shall be
re-opened, and khe houses or lots of land sold to the highest
bidder for cash to be paid as aforesaid.
(3) If, at any sale of houses or lots of land, the highest
bid does not exceed the aggregate amount due for rates, costs
and fees, the same shall not be sold, but shall vest in the Board
in satisfaction thereof.


Sales of houses,
etc. to convey
a good title
to purchaser.


78. Any surplus moneys arising on any sales under this Disposal of
Act, after payment of all taxes, costs and fees, shall be paid surplus monies
to the owner of the property sold, if known and if not known, onsales.
then to the Accountant General to be at the disposal of the
Governor, on the application of any person entitled thereto made
at any time not exceeding six years from the sale, after which,
such surplus shall be appropriated to public uses.

79. When a levy shall be made on any houses or lots of Houses, etc., not
land not in the occupation of the owner, it shall not be lawful occupied by
owners not to be
for the bailiff to sell the same for payment of rates without a sold without
prior demand for payment thereof made in writing on the owner, prior demand
or his lawful attorney at their respective residences, if known, on owner or
and in St. Vincent, or such demand in writing may be left at attorney.
the respective residence aforesaid with some person there.

80. (1) There shall be paid on all goods cleared through Levy on certain
the Customs in any part of Kingstown and attracting Customs Customed goods
Duty an additional Duty called a Rating Duty of 3/4% of the to be made and
c.i.f. value of such goods. The Rating Duty shall be collected Board.


Kingstown Board.


1970.


No. 22.










No. 22. Kingstown Board. 1970.


by the Collector of Customs at the same time as the collection
of Customs Duty and shall be paid over to the Town Fund
within six weeks of collection.

(2) In making payment to the Town Fund as provided
by subsection (1) herein, the Collector of Customs shall deduct
five per centum from the Rating Duty collected to cover the
cost of collecting and handling the funds of the said Duty and
such five per centum deduction shall be accounted for by the
Collector of Customs to the Consolidated Fund.
Bylaws for 81. The Board may make by-laws for the good government
oftowd. of the town generally, and in particular with respect to the fol-
lowing matters, namely:-
(1) Regulating the period when election of members of
the Board shall take place, and the mode of taking
votes at such elections;
(2) Regulating markets, market dues, fairs, sales and the
hawking of live stock, produce, or any goods what-
soever within the town and within one mile from the
limits thereof ;
(3) Lining, curbing, paving, gravelling, and cleaning
roads, streets, ways, lanes, and paths;
(4) Lighting;
(5) The establishment and regulation of public bathing
and washing places;
(6) Regulating the management and removal of sewage
matter;
(7) Regulating the collection and removal of household
refuse from premises;
(8) Enforcing the drainage or cleaning of any premises,
or the removal or discontinuance of any nuisance;
(9) Preventing the pollution of water in any stream,
creek, or watercourse emptying itself or being within
the town boundaries;
(10) With respect to the level, width and construction,
of new streets, or of old, if it is thought necessary to
alter and improve the same;
(11) With respect to buildings to be used as cinematograph
theatres.










No. 22. Kingstown Board. 1970.


(12) With respect to buildings or premises used as cotton
ginneries, factories or workshops, and any place
where machinery is worked or used, and also to regu-
late the structure of chimneys or chimney shafts used
in connection therewith.
(13) With respect to the area or place within which
burials may take place, and with respect to the regu-
lation and upkeep of such places, and the imposition
of fees for the opening of graves;
(14) With respect to the area within which swine may
be kept;
(15) With respect to establishing and regulating pounds
and pound fees;
(16) With respect to the recovery of costs incurred by the
Board in the abatement or removal of nuisances
after reasonable notice to the occupiers of any pre-
mises upon which such nuisances may have existed;
(17) Preventing horses, mules, asses, horned cattle, sheep,
goats, pigs and other animals from being at large or
tethered on any street or public place;
(18) Regulating the mode of dealing with dogs, cats and
domestic animals found at large or tethered upon
any street or public place;
(19) With respect to the use of Victoria Park as a public
recreation ground;
(20) For the licensing and fixing the amount and con-
ditions of, and the time for obtaining a licence, for
carrying on the trade of a butcher or huckster;
(21) For the slaughtering of animals in the town for
food, and for the slaughtering of animals, the flesh
of which is intended to be offered for sale, for food
within the town or within one mile from the limits
thereof;
(22) By the imposing of a tax not exceeding $100.00 per
annum on Travelling Agents who do business in
Kingstown;
(23) For the control of the foreshore or beach of the
town and on any goods lying thereon;
(24) For the imposing of taxes on and the control of:
(a) Mobile refreshment vans.











Kingstown Board.


Saving of
existing
Regulations.


Effect of
confirmation
of by-laws.






Punishment of
persons forging
licence.



Production of
Gazette to be
proof of
confirmation
and publication
of by-law


(b) Aerated water factories, soap factories and
oil factories.
(c) Billiard Saloons, proprietary clubs and cine-
mas.
(d) Itinerant traders.
Such by laws shall have force only within the limits of
the ,town, except by-laws under paragraph (6), which may be
made to apply to houses and lots of land beyond the limits of
the town, and by-laws made under paragraphs (2) and (25).

82. Any regulations and by-laws now in force relating to
the town, so far as the same are consistent with this Act, shall
continue in operation until by-laws or regulations are made by
the Board under and for the respective purposes of this Act.

83. Every by-law, being consistent with the provisions of
this Act and not repugnant to any law in force in St. Vincent,
shall have the force and effect of law when confirmed by the
Governor and published in the Gazette: Provided that it shall
be lawful for the Governor by order to be published in a
similar manner, to revoke the confirmation of any by-law, in
which case such by-law shall thereupon cease to have any legal
operation or effect.

84. Every person who wilfully forges, counterfeits or
alters, or causes to be forged, counterfeited, or altered, any
licence under any by-law shall be guilty of a misdemeanor,
and upon indictment, shall be liable to imprisonment, with or
without hard labour, for any term not exceeding two years.

85. The production of the Gazette with any such by-laws
so published as aforesaid shall, in any suit or proceeding what-
soever, be sufficient evidence that such by-law has been made,
confirmed, and published as herein required: Provided that no
objection to the validity of such by-law which may be sustained
on the ground of its repugnancy to this or any other law shall
be affected by anything in this section contained.


Authority to 86. The Board may, with the consent of the Governor
raise loans. raise by way of loan any sun or sums of money, on the security
of the immovable estate, rent, rates, and other income of the
Board, for the purpose for which a loan may be raised for the


No. 22.


1970.










Kingstown Board.


construction of public works, subject to the following provi-
sos:-

(a) that, on applying to the Governor for each loan, the
nature and probable cost of the work for which any
such loan is intended to be raised shall be clearly
specified; and
(b) that it shall not be lawful to raise any new loan until
the amount of the loan or loans payable at the
commencement of this Act has been so reduced as
that the annual charge in respect thereof will, with
the annual charge in respect of such new loan, not
exceed one-fourth of the total yearly income of the
Board.
Notwithstanding anything in this Proviso contained, it
shall be lawful for the Board, in the manner and subject to the
other conditions in this section mentioned, to raise, by way of
a loan a further sum or further sums of money for the construc-
tion of public works, not exceeding in the whole, the sum of
ten thousand dollars.


87. The annual charge for interest and repayment of any
loan which may be made under the provisions of this Act, shall
be a first charge upon the revenue of the Board.

88. Should the Board make default in the payment of in-
terest due under Section 87, herein or any other sum found to
be legally due from the Board, the Governor may instruct the
Warden to make such payment from the Town Fund and if
by reason of the inadequacy of the Town Fund the Warden is
unable to comply with such instruction the Governor may either
dissolve the Board in the manner provided by Section 45 of
this Act or, by order passed under the public seal of St. Vincent,
make levy and collect such additional rates as may be necessary
to provide for the payment by the Board of its debts due to
members of the public or otherwise as well as the expenses in-
volved in the making and execution of the said order.
39. (1) Subject to the provisions of the-Towns Boundaries
Ordinance, the boundaries of the Town shall include and com-
prise all lands and lots of land and the buildings thereon and
all roads and ways lying within a line commencing from the
point from where the Sion Hill/Arnos Vale Crown Lands'
boundaries meets the sea, along this boundary to the Windward


Annual charge
for interest, etc.,
first charge upon
revenue of
Board.
Board making
default in pay-
ment, Governor
may levy
additional rate.








Boundaries and
Wards of the
Town.
Cap. 212.


No. 22.


1970.










No. 22. Kingstown Board. 1970.

Highway; thence northerly along the Windward Highway to a
point on Ronald Llewellyn's boundary and along a straight
line to the junction at Hunte/David Seales boundary with the
bDorsetshire Hill -road, following the Dorsetshire Hill road to
where it meets the Leonard Phillips/Thomas Mascoll boundary;
thence in a straight line to Gibson Corner, along the Leeward
Highway to the intersection with the St. George/St. Andrew
Parish boundary and along this boundary to the sea, as the
same is set ,out in the -written specification prepared by the
Towns -boundaries ,Commissioners appointed on the 14th day
,of June, 1960, approved by the Governor and by the Legislative
Council ,on the 6th ,day of October, 1960 and lodged in the
Surveys Office in ,the Town of Kingstown.
(2) The Town shall be divided into three Wards as fol-
lows:-
(a) The Eastern Ward: All that area included be-
tween a line commencing at a point on the beach opposite to
:the eastern side of .James Street and continuing eastward on
the .sea .coast and .northward along the Eastern Boundary of
the Town to a point where the road from Ness Cottage joins the
Dorsetshire Hill road, and a line commencing at a point on the
beach opposite to James Street going northwards along the east-
ern side of James :Street, continuing up the eastern side of the
road leading -to Frenches then turning up Sally Spring road,
along Rockies road turning in an easterly direction to Ness
iCottage-road and,thence in a northerly direction along that road
to its junction with the Dorsetshire Hill road.
.(b) "The iCentral Ward: All that area included sbe-
tween the Western boundary of -the Eastern Ward as described
above ,and by :the Dorsetshire Hill road from the boundary of
.the "Eastern Ward -to the ,Phillips/Mascoll boundary and thence
in a straight :line westerly to the road leading to Lodge; in a
,southerly direction along the eastern side of that road and the
'North River ERoad on its eastern side to Grenville Street, along
Grenville 'Street in :a westerly direction to the junction .with
'North River Bank, thence south along .North River Bank.on its
eastern side ito Athe .sea, thence along .the seashore to the point
*opposite James Street on .its western side.
,(c) The Western Ward: All that area included be-
tween the Western boundary of the Central Ward as described
above and -a line.commencing at Lodge Road, going westerly to
,Gibson -Corner, then along the road leading on its northern
side -to -the junction with the .road leading to Gunn Hill, along













that road on its eastern side to the boundary of New Montrose
down to the road leading to Fort Charlotte at a point a little
beyond the entrance of the road leading to Cox Heath, thence
along the road to Fort Charlotte on its northern side to the
St. George/St. Andrew Parish boundary, thence in a southerly
direction to the-sea and easterly along the seashore to the point
of the eastern boundary of the Central Ward.


90. (1) The Warden and any appraiser may, at any rea-
sonable time, enter into any house or lot of land in the town for
the purpose of assessing the rental of the same.
(2) Every person who assaults or obstructs the Warden
or any appraiser, in the discharge of his duty, shall be guilty of
an offence against this Act.

91. (1)Any member or members of the Board, or any of
its servants or agents, may at any reasonable time enter into
any house or lot of land in the town, for the purpose of assess-
ing the rental of the same.
(2) Every person who assaults or obstructs any member
of the Board, or any servant or agent of the Board, or any
assessor or valuer appointed by the Magistrate, in the discharge
of his duty shall be guilty of an offence against this Act. Any
proceeding instituted against any such offender shall be taken
in the name and at the instance of the person assaulted or
obstructed as aforesaid, anything in this Act 'to the contrary
notwithstanding.

92. Any tenant or occupier of any house or lot of land
on which a rate is payable may, on payment of the rate, whether
after distress or not, deduct the amount paid, together with
compensation for all actual loss suffered in consequence of any
distress, from any rent which may then be due or may thereafter
become payable in respect of the house or lot of land; and, in
the event of any action brought by the owner of the property
for the recovery of rent from any such tenant or occupier, the
Court, before which the action is brought, shall allow, to the
tenant or occupier, the~ amount so paid, and compensation for
loss so sustained as aforesaid. -
Provided that this shall not affect any agreement made
between landlord and tenant with regard to the payment by
the tenant of the rates under this Act.


Warden's Power
to enter premises
for purpose of
assessment.




Member's Power
to enter premises
for purpose of
assessment.

Penalty for
assaulting or
obstructing a
person in the
execution of his
duty.




Right of tenant
or occupier
paying tax
to deduct it.


No. 22.


Kingstown Board.


1970.










Kingstown Board.


Remission of
rates and taxes.


Victoria
may be us
a public p
of retreat



Power to
times fixe
the perf or
of certain
and paymi


Burden of


93. The Board may remit wholly or in part any rate or
tax on the ground of the poverty of the person liable to pay the
same, or that the property in respect of which the rate or tax is
payable has become delapidated, and that the rate is oppressive.

Provided nevertheless, that any grievance, alleged or
suffered by any person by reason of any mistake, inadvertency or
omission, if not previously heard and determined under the
provisions hereinbefore mentioned, shall, on petition of the per-
son aggrieved, be summarily and finally heard and determined by
the Board in such manner as the Board may direct, at any time
within twelve months after the date upon which any rate or
tax complained about has, in accordance with the procedure laid
down in this Act, or in any Act amending the same, been duly
declared by the Board to be payable in any assessment list. The
Board, when necessary, may refund any sum awarded to be paid
or refunded to the petitioner on hearing of such petition.


?ark 94. It shall be lawful to use the land in the town, formerly
ed as known as the Parade Ground and now as Victoria Park, as a
one. place of public recreation, any law to the contrary notwith-
standing, but without prejudice to any appropriation of the
said land heretofore lawfully made.

alter 95. It shall be lawful for the Governor by notice to be
d for published in the Gazette, to alter the time fixed for the perform-
mance
duties ance of any act or duty required by sections 33, 52, 67, 72 and
ents. 74 hereof to be performed, and to substitute for any date or
dates appearing in such sections, or in any of them, any other
date or dates; and in like manner to alter the time fixed by
section 68 hereof for the payment of rates and taxes, and to
substitute for any date or dates appearing in such section any
other date or dates.

proof. 96. (1) The burden of proof of remission, or of payment,
of any rate under this Act, shall lie on the person claiming
that such rate has been remitted or paid.
(2) The burden of propf of non-liability to be assessed,
or to pay any sum at which he has been assessed, shall lie on
the person claiming that he is not liable to any such assessment
or to make such payment.


No. 22.


1970.










Kingstown Board.


97. Any person who shall receive from or deliver to any
other person the carease or the meat of any animal knowing,
or having reason to suspect, that such animal has been slaugh-
tered at any place in Kingstown other 'than the market, shall
be deemed to be guilty of an offence under this Act: Provided
that it shall be a defenee to a charge under this se 'tion, the bur-
den of proof of which defence shall be upon the pi 'son charged,
to show-
(a) in the case of a person receiving such carcase or
meat, that the same was received by him otherwise
than for use or disposal as food for man;,and
(b) in the case of a person delivering such carcase or
meat, that the same was delivered by him without
having reason to suspectt that the same would be
used or disposed of as food for man.


98. (1) Every offence against this Act, other than an
offence against section 84, or against any by-law thereunder,
shall be heard and determined by a Magistrate of the Kingstown
district, on the information of the Warden, as an offence pun-
ishable on summary conviction; and the mode of procedure,
unless varied by this Act, shall be according to the provisions
of the law for the time being in force regulating the procedure
in the Magistrate's Courts.
(2) All fines and penalties shall, when recovered, be paid
to the Warden to and for the use of the Board.

99. (1) Whoever is guilty of any offence against this Act,
other than an offence against section 84 hereof or against any
regulation or by-law of the Board shall, on summary conviction
thereof, be liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars.
(2) Every proceeding instituted against any such of-
fender shall be taken in the name and at the instance of the
Warden, or of some police officer or constable authorized by
the Commissioner of Police.

(3) All proceedings taken by the Warden shall be re-
ceived and heard without payment of fees, nevertheless, the
Magistrate may, in his discretion, upon the conviction of the
offender, order him to pay, as the costs of conviction, the fees
that, but for this provision, would have been payable by the
Warden.


Offences against
Ordinance to be
determined by
Magistrate.








Penalty
for offences
against Ordin-
ance.


Offence to
receive or
deliver meat
suspected to
have been
slaughtered at
anyplace in
Kingstown,
other than
the market.


No, 22.


1970.









198

Kingstown. Board.


No. 22.


1970.


Saving of provi- 100. Nothing in this Act shall prevent any person from
sions creating being prosecuted under any other law for any act or omission
off ences under
other Ordin- which constitutes an offence against this Act, or the bye-laws or
ances. regulations in force thereunder, or from being liable under such
other law to any other or higher penalty or punishment than
that provided by this Act, or the by-laws or regulations in force
thereunder, but so that a person shall not be punished twice for
the same offence.

Repeal of former 101. The former Ordinance is hereby repealed without
Ordinance with prejudice to the rights of any person subsisting or capable of
Savings. arising thereunder at the time of coming into effect of this Act
and without prejudice to the provisions of Section 82 hereof.
All persons employed under the former Ordinance and immedi-
ately before the coming into operation of this Act shall continue
to be employed under the same conditions subject to the provi-
sions of this Act.

Ordinance 2 of 48
Nos. e. 209 28 of 50
13 of 27 13 of 56
45 of 35 6 of 59
10 of 36 19 of 60
18 of 36 8 of 62
18 of 40 1 of 63
15 of 45 6 of 64
27 of 47 20 of 67









Kingstown Board.


THE FIRST SCHEDULE.


ASSESSMENT LIST.

(Section 52 (1))

LIST OF HOUSES AND LOTS OF LAND LIABLE TO RATES.

SAINT VINCENT.

List of houses and lots of land in the town of Kingstown assessed for rates
under the Kingstown Board Act.

(Parts I, II & III)

Names of Assessed Amount of
Description of properties Owners or of Rent. rate for the
their year 19
Attorneys
Street No. House or Lot or of
of Land. Occupiers.


No. 22.


1970.










No, 22. Kingstown Board. 1970.


THE SECOND SCHEDULE

Section 72 (2)
Form 1.
Warrant to levy rates under the Kingstown Board Act, where owners
or occupiers of houses and lands are known.

SAINT VINCENT

Fill in name. By The Warden of Kingstown Board.

WHEREAS the several persons named in the list to this Warrant
annexed are respectively liable in respect of the respective rates
therein referredlo to pay the respective amounts set oppositeNto their
respective names therein;

AND WHEREAS default hath been made in payment of the
same. You are therefore hereby required to levy upon the said
persons respectively the respective amounts set opposite to their
respective names in the said list together with the costs attending
any levy and any sale or other proceedings consequent thereon, and
you are hereby required in the first place to levy the same respectively
upon and to sell the respective goods and chattels of the respective
persons namad in the saiO list and in default of satisfaction thereby
then to levy the same respectively upon and to sell the respective
houses and lots of land in respect whereof the respective rates in
the said list are respectively payable and the same you are hereby
respectively to sell in like time and manner as if the same respec-
tively had been levied upon by virtue of a Writ of Seizure and Sale
issued out of the Supreme Court: And of your proceedings herein
you are to make a return to me at the end of every thirty days
commencing from the date hereof until your final return which you
are to make to me on or before the thirty-first day of December next.
GIVEN under my hand at Kingstown in Saint Vincent the

day of 19


Warden.










No. 22. Kingstown Board. 1970.


Secton 72 (3)
Form 2.
Warrant to levy rates under the Kingstown Board Act on houses
and lands owners or occupiers whereof unknown.
SAINT VINCENT.
Fill in name. By Warden
I HEREAS the respective houses and lots of land in the list
to this Warrant annexed are respectively liable under the Kingstown
Board Act for the several amounts set opposite to them respectively : -
AND WHEREAS the said amounts have not been paid. You are
therefore hereby required to levy the same respectively upon and
sell the said respective houses and lots of land. And the same you
are hereby respectively to sell in like time and manner as if the same
respectively had been levied upon by virtue of a Writ of Seizure
and Sale issued out of the Supreme Court; And of your proceedings
herein you are to make a return to me at the end of every thirty
days commencing from the date hereof until your final return which
you are to make to me on or before the thirty-first day of December
next.
GIVEN under my hand at Kingstown in Saint Vincent the
day of 19
Warden.

THIRD SCHEDULE
Form 1.
THE KINGSTOWN BOARD ACT.
Section 34 (1)
Notice of Claim.

To the Warden of the Kingstown Board:
T A K E N O T IC E th at I .............................................................. .............................................. .....................................
of ................................................ ........................................................... ......... . . .
(Place of residence)

(Occupation)
am qualified for inclusion in the electors' roll for the ........................................ ..............
Ward, and that my name has been omitted from such roll and that I hereby
claim that such roll be amended by the insertion of my name. My qualifications
are as follows:-
.................................................................................. ........ I ........................................................................ ......................... ...










No. 22. Kingstow& Board. 1970.


THIRD SCHEDULE
Form 2
THE KINGSTOWN BOARD ACT
Section 34 (3)
Notice of Objection.
To the. Warden of the-Kingstown Board.
T A K E N O T IC E that',I .............................................................................................. ............................................
(name- of objector)
......... ...................................... ............................... ................. .. o f.................................. ; .......................................................................
(Oceupation) (postal address of objector)
am.qualified for inclhision in the electoral roll for the Ward of ................................
and am so included.
AND THAT I object to the inclusion therein of ...................................................................
....... 00.. .0...... .... ....... . . . .. .... ..............................................................................................
(name) occupation and address of the person objected to)
owthe groundsthat such person is disqualified from inclusion therein by reason of


.............................,.. .........................-.... ..... .
Signature.

(On the back of the Form)
"The Warden of the Kingstown Board, Kingstown.



Passed in the House of Assembly. this 19th day of May, 1970.


0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of thie House of Assembly.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price $1.60. ]
1970








99

WEST INDIES ASSOCIATED STATES

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1970, No. 34.


THE SUPREME COURT OFFICES (SALARY AND ALLOWANCES
OF CHIEF REGISTRAR) ORDER 1970.


(Gazetted 9th June, 1970).


By virtue and in exercise of the powers vested in him by subsection (1)
of section 12 of the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court Order 1967
and all powers thereto enabling him the Chief Justice with the concurrence
of the Premiers of all the States hereby determines as follows:-
1. Short title. This Order may be cited as the Supreme Court Offices
(Salary and Allowances of Chief Registrar) Order 1970.
2. Interpretation. In this Order-
"Chief Registrar" means the person holding the office of Chief Regis-
trar of the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court established
by section 12 of the Courts Order and includes any person performing
the functions thereof under subsection (3) of the said section;
"The Courts Order" means the West Indies Associated States Supreme
Court Order 1967.

3. Salary and Allowance of Chief Registrar. So long as the office of
Chief Registi ar is held by a person who also holds the office of a Registrar of
the High Court the holder shall be entitled to be paid an allowance as addi-
tional salary in respect of his services as Chief Registrar at the rate of One
Thousand Six Hundred and Eighty Dollars per annum over and above his
basic salary as Registrar of the High Couft.-; ....

4. Revocation. The Supreme Cour. Offiees (Salary and. Allowances of
Chief Registrar) Order 1967 is hereby r.volved.

5. Commencement. This Order shill be deemed to have. cpnre into opera-
tion on the first day of January, 1970.

- ?Th ":- ,$, ."










100

Made by the Chief Justice this tenth day of March, 1970.

ALLEN LEWIS,
Chief Justice.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price 8 cents. ]
1970




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs