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    Act No. 24 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
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    Act No. 25 of 1970: An Act to amend the Customs Ordinance, Cap. 183
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    Act No. 26 of 1970: An Act to amend the Customs Duties Ordinance
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    Act No. 27 of 1970: An Act to amend the Summary Conviction Offences (Procedure) Ordinance, Cap. 13
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    Act No. 28 of 1970: An Act to repeal the provisions of the Stella Brereton (Gratuity and Pension) Act, 1969
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    Act No. 29 of 1970: An Act to amend the Commonwealth Secretariat (Immunities and Privileges) Ordinance, 1967
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    Act No. 30 of 1970: An Act to amend the Income Tax Ordinance, 1967
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    Act No. 31 of 1970: An Act to give effect to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
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    Act No. 32 of 1970: An Act to make special provisions regarding the provisional Collection of Taxes (General Imposition) Order, 1970
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    Act No. 33 of 1970: An Act to make fresh provision for the return from Saint Vincent to other Commonwealth Countries and United Kingdom dependencies and the Republic of Ireland of persons accused or convicted of offences in those countries and dependencies; to regulate the treatment of persons accused or convicted of offences in Saint Vincent who are returned from such countries and dependencies; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid
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    Supplement to Gazette: Minutes of the Twelfth Sitting of the First Session of the House of Assembly held on the Assembly Chamber on the 20th August, 1970
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S Al


VINCENT


GRrA4
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE


A3lislub Auitthnrdtu.


VOL. 103.] SATNT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER, 1970.


GOVERNMENT


NOTICES.


No. 229.
ABEENCE OF THE HONOURABLE H. K. TENNIS
MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND HEALTH


Thei Honourable I.K. TA.xis, Minister for Education and Heaoltli leaves
St. Vincent on Tuesday, 15th September, 1970 for Australia, to attend a Com-
monwealth Parliamentary Association Conference.
15th September, 1970.


No. 230.
APPOINTMENTS


Consequent on the absence from the State of the Honourable H. K. TANNIS,
Minister for Education and Health, the Honourable R. MILTON CATO, Premier,
has been appointed to act as Minister for Education and Health in conjunction
with his substantive duties with effect from 15th September, 1970 and until
further notice.
15th September, 1970.


No. 231.
Dr. K. W. II. FENWICK
Medical Officer, St. Vincent,


years' contract with effect from 18tk
as Senior August, 1970.
on two,.(- 15th September, 1970.


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[No. 51.













358 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER, 1970.-(No. 51.)


No. 232.
ST. VINCENT TOURIST BOARD

The undermentioned persons have been
appointed members of the St. Vincent
Tourist Board for the period 25th July,
1970 to 24th July, 1971:-
Mr. H. V. Soso-Chairman
Mr. R. COOLS-LARTIGUE
Mrs. J. H. D. Cox, M.B.E.


FRED J. DARE, Esq., M.B.E.
Dr. I. A. E. KIRBY
Mrs. BERTIL DASILVA
Mr. G. B. PALMER
Mr. ALPHAEUS KING
Mr. BERTRAM ARTHUR
Mr. SIGBERT OLLIVIERRE
The Permanent Secretary, Minis-
try of Trade.
15th September, 1970.


No. 157.


HURRICANE NOTICES


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


CAUTIONARY HURRICANE
WARNING G.

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

(2) iLoudspeaker 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 flag 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 :-
The Premier (Chairman)
The Minister of Home Affairs (Deputy Chairman)
The Financial Secretary
The Commissioner of Police
Chief Personnel Officer
Permanent Secretaries
The Manager Central Water Authority
The Chief Technical Officer
Chief Agricultural Officer
The Senior Medical Officer
Secretary and Technical Officer C.II. & P.A.
Information Officer


KINGSTOWN:










RURAL AREAS:












SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER, 1970.-(No. 51.) 359


The Chairman, Kingstown Town Board
A Representative of the BRCS
A Representative of the Chamber of Co niierce
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 (Sceretary).

Headquarters at Office of Ministry of Home Affairs.

No. 188.
It is notified for general information that the District Hurricane Committees
for 1970 are as follows:


U(lATEAI UirLAi-L DiSTRICT -
( Chairman)
!Jr. J. LWBIouETSON
Rev. N. JIJUCAiANA
'i lie banitary inspector
'I ne Corporal
'1 ule lla. Teacher Mr. HI. MORRIS
lHospital & DistricL Nurses
\ir. A. .(EDDOCK
i r. u. 1 FRANKLIN
Lirs. N. F'RANCIS
Mir. V. DELECIA
Mrs. A. EDWARDS
Mr. 0. DEBIQUE
Mr. \\. GLASGOW
Mrs. V. ScoTT
Mrs. F. JAMES
Miss V. FINDLAY
MAiss N. CHARLES
Miss E. HADAWAY
Mr. C. IMcIkENZIE

TROUMACA DISTRICT:
Mr. AUGUSTUS FERDINAND (Chairman),'
Mr. LEONARD PROVIDENCE
Mr. MAUXFORD PROVIDENCEE
Mr. AlTI UR B AYAM
Mir. MO-ULTON BDROVWNE
Mrs. ENID WALKER
Mrs. MORE JACK

KINGSTOWN DISTRICT:
Mr. S. N. BALLANTYNE (Chairman]
Mr. E. M. ISRAEL (Warden)
Mr. BRUCE 0. BONADIE
Mr. B. A. DES 1-oNG
Mr. J. M. BURKE
Mr. 11. B. CRICIITCN
Mr. R. 1B. RUSSELL
Mr. A. F. KING
Mr. GEORGE KING
Mr. ELFORD MCLEAN

CALLIAQUA DISTRICT:
Mr. ERIC ALEXANDER (Chairman
Mr. JONATHAN BABB


Mrs. JUANITA MITCIIELL
\ir. EDW',IN BYRON
Mr. 1_. A. CLOUDEN
Mr. G. P. DOUUGN
Mr. JOHN DouCA-N
PARK HILL DISTRICT:
Mir. PATRICK DASILVA (Chairman }
Mr. NORDIE DABREO
\Mr. JEROME FEREIRA
MAr. AUSTIN RICHARDS
Mr. DAVID BOYEA
Mr. CADMAN LEWIS
Mr. JAMES SOUPRAN
CEORGETOWN SOUTH DISTRICT:
Mr. JOHN RICHARDS (Chairman)
ihr. S. A. THOMAS
2,r I 1 CAJRKE
MIr. REX FRASER
Mr. IVAN STEPHENS
Miss VIOLA GATHERER
Mi-s LUENDA LAWRENCE

GEORGETOWN NORTH DISTRICT
Mr. MARTIN BARNARD (Chairman)
- 0i. R -\;oL JoIx
Mr. BRUCE MIULAINE (Hd. Teacher
Fancy)
STUBBS DISTRICT:
-\11. \\. A. FALBY (Chairman)
Mr. ALFRED JOSLYN
Mr. CONRAD JACK
Mir. DANIEL JOHN
Mr. ALFRED CLARKE
Mr. NATRAN SUTTON
Rev. ALLAN KIRTON
LOWMIANS WD. DISTRICT:
Mr. IRVIN ROBERTSON (Chairman)
Mr. AFFORD MORRIS
Mr. MALCOLM JOHNNY
Mr. Roy JOHNSON
Mr. JEROME SHEARMAN
Mr. WILLIAM PRINCE
Mr. CHARLES JAMES














SAlNT IXNCENT, TUESDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER, ?)70.-(No. 51.)


UNION ISLAND DISTRICT:
Mr. PmIuLL;e CEUicsdx.NK (Chairman)
,** \Mo .K.iN ;":A .
Mr. CONRAD RAMAGE
>.l^,S V l;;,iNiA i.iT'.lC9uSE
)ir. sTL:s i\h[rs ::tm
Mr. (;(iYOAD ADA 1s
',._,:, L},:h'1A 0I x~


\1'C. .JL' tUI EN J Oi LNSON0\


-,, C. Z1. .LorlO


MA. 1IJAQUA DISTRICT :
1Mrs. YELMA BROWNE (Chairm. a)
.r. A. D. DHAvTo,
Mr. I LY wOOD MA ECIHEAU
,Ir. C(LIVE RICHIARDSON
Mr. ED VARDn RICIIAERDSON
Mr. I,EnON PARSONS
MiiSS TIYACINTII PIERRE.

BtEQUIA DISTRICT:
Mr. W \LTER BYNOE (Chairman)

Mr'. ONATHII WILuL !A'MS
Mr. O;'ONI)E HAZELL
M r. ('AEMBE BON .DIE
fr. AIO'KITAND WAU.,A( EP
I '. IENNET r AnonLIC
ilr. -iIro, ULLLvIERRE

BARROITALLIE DISTRICT:
,Jr. LEONARD ADAM)S (Chairman)
Mr. Tv.xN CHARLES
Mr. ,WEL xNGTON WILIAMS



No. 233.
COMMlIONWEALTI SCIIOLARSITIPS AND
'ELLLOWSII 'S !71i--
INIT'EiD K'aINGDOM AND CANADA AWARDS

The Governments of the 'Tnilted King-
dom and Canada iave invited applica-
tions from suitable men and women
frmin the West Indies for the award of
''mio-n-o.veaith Scholarsbips and Fel-
l'wships tenable at Universities in the
United Kiigdom and Can',.da, under
their respective Commonwealth Scholar-
ships and Fellowships Plan 1970/71.
These Scholarships and Fellowships
are awarded for advanced study or re-
search and are open to persons who, be-
fore they take up a Scholarship, possess
a Bachelor or Masters Degriee from a
reoginUised University or some equiva-


J'.", ( vir L '! ,1 \r -oT
Mr. REGINALD ASHi
\l r. .'ATl'fANIEL -OLC ICH
JMi's VLRINAu JonX
LAYOIU DISTRICT:
Mr. CLIVE CHARLES (Chairman)
Mr. ROBERT MELVILE
Mr. WILLIAIM 11ANNAWAY
Miss VrLrCE PIATR'CK
Mr. Em~no D'ot. Lci\s
M,'I. ALCT:xox- DovcuLAS
Mr. SAMUEL DESnoNG

CANOUAN DISTRICT:
Mr. D. WooDs (Chairman)
- eLs. ADELAIDE i'.TIN
IMr'. T'IORNHnILL SANDY
Mrs. NANNELLA DEROCJ1E

MAYREAU DISTRICT:
Dr. J. P. EUSTACE (Chairman)
The Head Teacher Mayreau

MUSTIQUE DISTRICT:
l0on. IIuo MONEY-COUTTS (C,,airnian)
Mr. ARNi HASSELQUIST
Mr. U-iMI',som HA11MILTON'

PETIT ST. VINCENT DISTRICT:
Mr. HAZE RICHARDSON II (( hi.i; .
Mr. W. DAVID CORRIOAN
iMr. PIILIP A. CHARLE.S
M\r. CIOi ESTER BELMAR
Mr. NoEL VICTORY

PALM (PRUNE) ISLAND DISTRICT:
Mr. JoiiN CALDWELL (Chairman)
Mrs. JOHN CALDWELL
Mr. JOHNNY CALDWELL
Mr. PRINCE CUDJO



'lent galiie1at1on. Under special circum-
stances applicantons nmay also be consid-
cred for uniderg'adiates if the pro-
girainme of Stndy they wish to follow is
not available in their own country.
The Un ted King'dom awards provide
l."so for further study in the United
Kingdom in the broad field of Medicine.
Applica-nti should not have reached
their 35th birthday by 1st October, 1973,
but in special circumstances this age
limit may be raised. Preference will,
however, be given to candidates between
22 and 28 y ars of age.
Awards will normally be made for a
period of two academic years except in
cases where a shorter period is required
to complete the programme for which the
award is granted.


. , )














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER, 1970.-(No. 51.) 361


Each scholarship covers expenses for
travel, living and study during its ten-
ure.
Successful candidates will be required
to sign a bond to return to St. Vincent
for a specified period on the completion
of their studies.
Applications must be made through
the Unit Governments in septuplicate
and on prescribed forms available from


the Service Commissions Department,
Kingstown, St. Vincent. Applications
must be forwarded to the Chief Person-
nel Officer, Service Commissions De-
partment not later than 31st October,
1970.
Applications which are incomplete or
are not supported by the required docu-
ments will not be entertained.
September 8, 1970.


No. 226.
IN THE MATTER OF THE LAND ACQUISITION ORDINANCE, 1946
(No. 22 of 1946).
AND
IN THE MATTER OF THE ACQUISITION by the Governor of a certain
parcel of land at Union Island.

DECLARATION OF ACQUISITION OF LAND

(SECOND PUBLICATION.)

WHEREAS it is enacted by Section 3 of the Land Acquisition Ordinance
1946 (No. 22 of 1946) that if the Governor considers that any land should be
acquired for a public purpose he may cause a declaration to that effect to be
made:
AND WHEREAS it is considered by the Governor that the undermentioned
parcels of land should be acquired for a public purpose, to wit, the erection of
.a relay station for Cable and Wireless, West Indies, Ltd.
Now IT Is HEREBY DECLARED by His Excellency the Governor acting in
accordance with the advice of the Cabinet of Saint Vincent that upon the
2nd Publication of this Declaration in the Gazette all that parcel of land at
Union Island in the parish of the Grenadines shall vest absolutely in the Crown.
AND IT Is FURTHER DECLARED AND NOTIFIED that Kr Plan bearing the
Number GR 2/22 showing the above mentioned parcel of land has been prepared
hbv Clifford E. R. Williams Licensed Land Surveyor and lodged on the 10th
4day of August, 1970, at the Lands and Surveys Department of Kingstown in
the State of Saint Vincent and can be inspected at all reasonable hours at the
said Department.
Dated this 5th day of September, 1970.

C. I. MARTIN,
Secretary to the Cabinet.


No. 234.
LEGISLATION



The undermentioned Acts which have
been assented to by His Excellency the
Governor are published with this issue
of the Gazette:-
No. 24 of 1970.-An Act to provide
for expenditure during the financial
year ending on the thirty-first day of
December, one thousand, nine hun-
dred and sixty-nine, upon certain
services in excess of the Appropria-


tion Law relating to the year one
thousand nine hundred and sixty-
nine.
No. 25 of 1970.-An Act to amend the
Customs Ordinance, Cap. 183.
No. 26 of 1970.-An Act to amend the
Customs Duties Ordinance.
No. 27 of 1970.-An Act to amend the
Summary Conviction Offences (Pro-
cedure) Ordinance, Cap. 13.
No. 28. of 1970.-An Act to repeal the
provisions of the Stella Brereton
(Gratuity and Pension) Act, 1969.













3(62 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER, 1970.-(No. 51.)


No. 29 of 1970.-An Act to amend the
Commonwealth Secretariat (Immu-
nities and Privileges) Ordinance,
1967.
No. 30 of 1970.-An Act to amend the
Income Tax Ordinance, 1967.
No. 31 of 1970.-An Act to give effect
to the Convention on the Prevention
mid Punishment of the Crime of
Genocide.
No. 32 of 1970.-An Act to make spe-
cial provisions regarding the provi-
sional Collection of Taxes (General
Imposition) Order, 1970.
15th September, 1970.
No. 33 of 1970.-An Act to make
fresh provision for the return from
Saint Vincent to other Common-
wealth countries and United King-
dom dependencies and the Republic
of Ireland of persons accused or
convicted of offences in those coun-
tries and dependencies; to regulate
the treatment of persons accused or
convicted of offences in Saint Vin-
cent who are returned from such
countries and dependencies; and
for purposes connected with the
matters aforesaid.


No. 235.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE

Copies of the Minutes of the Twelfth
Sitting of the First Session of the House
of Assembly held at the Assembly Cham-
ber on the 20th August, 1970 which may
he seen at Government Office, the Kings-
town Library and all Revenue Offices
are published with this issue of the
Gazette.
By Command,

C. IVOR MARTIN,
Permanent Secretary,
Premier's Office.
PREMIER'S OFFICE,
ST. VINCENT.
15th September, 1970.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

TRANSPORT OF MAILS AND
PASSENGERS-SOUTIHERN
GRENADINES

It is notified for public information
that the \I.V., "Friendship Rose', which.
is under contract for the transport of


mails and passengers to the Southernm
Grenadines has been withdrawn from
service for the purpose of docking and
maintenance repairs.
Arrangements have been made for the
schooner "Sea Hawk" to carry on the
service to the Southern Grenacunes and
for the M.V. Whistler" to carry mails
etc. to Bequia.
These arrangements will be effective
during the period 4th September, 1970
to 30th September, 1970.

MOULTON V. WILLIAMS,
Permancut Secretary
Ministry for Communications,.
4Works and Labour.
9th September, 1970.

SAINT VINCENT.

IN THE IIGH COURT OF JUSTICE.
(ORIGINAL)
A. D. 1969.

SUIT No. 40/1969.
BETWEEN:-
TIHEOPHILUS JOHN
of Belmont -Plaintiff.
AND


HAROLD JOHN
of Belmont


-Defendant.


PURSUANT to an Order made on
thf 25th day of March 1970, THERE
WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE by
the Registrar of the Supreme Court at
the Court House Kingstown Saint
Vincent, between the hours of 9.30 a.m.
and 12 noon on the 19th day of Septem-
her, 1970, all right title and interest
niessuages lands tenements vested in
and in the possession of the Defendant
HAROLD JOHN, as specified in the
Schedule hereto.

THIS IS THE SCHEDULE HERE-
INBEFORE REFERRED TO:
ALL THAT LOT piece or parcel of
land being TWO (2) ACRES more or
less situate at Belmont in the State of
Saint Vincent and bounded on the
North by lands. of Eric Wyllie on the
East by lands of Esau Williams on the
South by a Village Road 8 ft. wide and
on the West by lands of James Cyrus
or howsoever otherwise the same may he
butted bounded known or described To-
gether ,with. all ways waters water-
courses rights lights liberties privileges
and all other easements and advantages.















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER, 1970.-(No. 51.)


thereto belonging or held used occupied
and enjoyed therewith or reputed to be-
long or to be appurtenant thereto.

Reserved reduced price $2,160.00
Dated the 19th day of August, 1970.

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


IN THE WEST INDI
ASSOCIATED STAT
SUPREME COURT
IN THE-.IIIGH COU
(ST. VINCENT CIRCU.

Suit No. 105 of 1969.
Between:
IVAN LEWIS OF LAYou
AND
ETHEL BASCOMBE --
It is hereby- notified for-G
formation that the under
Chattels, the property of
named Defendant and levied
virtue of a Writ of Seizure
issued in the above suit will
for sale by Public Auction at
House Kingstown on Saturda
day of September, 1970, be
hours of 10.00 a.m. and 12.00
That is to say:
One Board House coy
Galvanize 14 x 16


IES


IN TIIE WEST INDIES
ASSOCIATED STATES
SUPREME COURT
IN THE HIGH COURT
(ST. VINCENT CIRCUIT)
Suit No. 41 of 1969.
Between:
HERMAN F. YOUNG
of Layou -Plaintiff
AND


ES LILLIAN MAXWELL -Defendant
It is hereby notified for General In-
formation that the undermentioned
RT Chattels, the property of the above
IT) named Defendant and levied upon by
virtue of a Writ of Seizure and Sale is-
sued in the above suit Will be put up for
sale by Public Auction at the Court
House Kingstown on Saturday the 19th
-Plainliff September, 1970, between the hours of
10.00 a.m. and 12 noon.
That is to say:
Defcndant.
1 Double seater Morris Chair with
general In- cushions
mentioned 3 Single seater Morris Chairs
the above
I upon by 1 Mullard Radio
and Sal 2 Safes
be put up 1 Side Table
the Court
y the 19th 1 Steel Side Table
tween the 1 Singer Sewing Machine
11oo.00 1 Dining Table
1 Kerosene Stove
ered with 1 Large Mirror
1 Wardrobe.


A. T. WOODS,
Registrar Supreme Court.


A. T. WOODS,
Registrar Suprcme Court..


NOTICE


UNDER THE LIQUOR LICENCE ORDINANCE NO. 11 OF 1948
It is not ified for general information that in accordance with the provisions
of Section 30 of the Liquor Licence Ordinance No. 11 of 1948, a Liquor Licensing
Session will be held at Georgetown on Monday 28th September, 1970 at 10.00 a.m.
for the hearing of applications for the granting of Removal or Transfer Certi-
ficates in the Parish of Charlotte.
F. L. ODLUTM,
Magistrate District II.

PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR CERTIFICATES


Naflme of
Occupant


Hamilton Matthias
Albert Neverson


Occupation


Shopkeeper
Planter


Residence


Park Hill
New Grounds


Situation of
Premises

Park Hill
New Grounds














304. SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER, 1970.-(No. 51.)


NOTICE

UNDER. THE LIQUOR LICENCE ORDINANCE NO. 11 OF 1948.

In aecordanop with the provisions of Section 30 of Ordinance No. 11 of
1948, the following applications for Removal or Transfer Certificates will be
heard at the Quarterly Liquor Licensing Sessions at Kingstown on Wednesday
30th September, 1970 and at Bequia on Monday 28th September, 1970 at
10.00 a.m.
C. E. A. RAWLE,
Magistrate District I.

D. K. McINTYRE,
Magistrate, District III.

PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR CERTIFICATES


nameI of
Occupuint


Occupation


Residence


Situation of
Premises


Bentley Sterling
Kenville Robinson
Nolean Stephens
Calvert Phillips
Annmis Lewis


Shopkeeper
Proprietor
Domestic
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper


Fountain
Questelles
Vermont
Questelles
Port Elizabeth


Fountain
Questelles
Vermont
Questelles
Bequia


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Act No. 24 of 1970.

I Assent,

I L. S. 1 H. GEORGE,

Governor.

14th September, 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.
[ 150tt September, 1.970. \

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 Qu lent Majesty by
andwith the advice and coi t o Assembly of
St. Vincent and by author of e a e a o s:-
1. This Act may be e edi/as the StipplemenlaryiAppropria- Short title.
tion Act (1970, No. 2), 19 0.

2. There shall be aid' there is lheby granted to Her Appropriation
Majesty, Her Heirs and S" lcelors for ie year ending on the of $132,236.77
thirty-first day of Decembe oe thousand, nine hundred and for the services
of the State
seventy, the sum of one hundred and thirty-two thousand, two for the year
hundred and thirty-six dollars 'and seventy-saven cents to be 1970.











Supplermentary Appropriation Act (1070 No. 9l).


paid and appropriated out of the Consolidated Fund of St.
Vincent and other funds 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

RECURRENT


Account No.


1/130
1/120
3/164
5/151
1/107
4/162
1/170

1/140
1/131
4/163
1/132


Service


Amount
$


Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Finance
Public Works Department
Agriculture
Service Commissions
Prt and Marine
Ministry of Housing, Local governmentt
Community Development
Ministry of Education and Health
Police
Post Office
Prisons


15,050.00
128.83
2,808.00
9,400.00
1,650.00
919.94


11,180.00
13,695.00
15,344.00
10.00
558.00


Total Recurrent ......

CAPITAL


0/360


Communications, Works and Labour


70,743.77


61,493.00


Total Capital ...... 61,493.00

Total Recurrent and Capital ...... 132,236.77

Passd : i it Ho, e of '.',Temibly this 20th day of August, 1970.

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Act No. 25 of 1970.

I Assent,

L.S. ] H. GEORGE,

Governor.

14th September, 1970.

AN ACT to amend the Customs Ordinance. Cap. 183.

15th Septc.mb r, 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 Customs (Amendment') Slhot title.
Act, 1970, and shall be read as one with the Customs Ordinance,
(hereinafter referred to as.. tif'ipal Ordinance) and all Cap. 18'i.
amendments thereto. '

2. The principal i I e1)amended as fol- Principal
lows:- Ordinance
lows:-' 1 amended.
(a) by deleting tie words 'Hone yeaT appearing in the
second linp of section ,227 thereof aid substituting
therefore t le 4ords "thie month'-.
(b) by deleting the words "bone year"' appearing in the
second line, of section 28 thereof and substituting
therefore the words "three months'".


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Act No. 26 of 1970.

I Assent,


H. GEORGE,


[ L.S. ]


Governor.


14th September, 1970.

AN ACT to amend the Customs Duties Ordinance.

[ 15th September, 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 Customs Duties (Amend-
ment) Act, 1970 and shall be read a Customs Duties
Ordinance (hereinafter referred d as j# icp'a1 Ordinance)
and all amendments thereto. / / 'w ': '.


2. The principal Ordii
tuting the following for the


Short tille.
Cap. 184.
No. 2 of 1967.
No. 15 of 1968.
No. 16 of 1968.
No. 6 of 1969.
No. 34 of 1969.


by substi- Principal
Ordinance
amended.


-Th












Customs Duties (Amendment).


"SIXTH SCHEDULE.


ASSOCIATION AREA RATE OF DUTY.


Class or Description of Goods


Ale

Stout -

Whisky in bottles and not overproof

Other Whisky

Gin in bottles and not overproof .....

Other Gin

Vodka in bottles and not overproof

Other Vodka .....


(Section 2K.)


Unit for Association
Duty Rate of Duty


gallon

gallon

liquid
gallon
proof
gallon
liquid
gallon
proof
gallon
liquid
gallon
proof
gallon


$4.20

$4.20

$3.60

$3.60

$3.60

$3.60."


Passed in the


House of Assembly this 7th day of September, 1970.


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112-04.3

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112-04.5

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SAINT VINCENT.


Act No. 2.7 of 1970.

I Assent,
H. GEORGE,
Governor.
14th September, 1970.

AN ACT to amend the Summary Conviction Offences (Proce-
dure) Ordinance, Cap. 13.
[ 15th September, 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 Summary Conviction Short title.
Offences (Procedure) (Amendment) Act, 1970, and shall be
read as one with the Summary Conviction Offences (Procedure)
Ordinance (hereinafter referred to as the principal Ordinance) Cap. 13.
and all amendments thereto.

2. The principal Ordinance is- hereby amended by inserting New section
immediately after /section 58 the fol)wing heading and new 58A added.
section:-

SUMMARY TRIAL RF OUNG PERSON.
Summary 58A. (1) Where young n 4o is charged before
trial of a Court with any i cta b ei e other than homi-
young per cide, the Court if itW"in, e dient to do so and
son for
indictable if the young,.peesonq- s fo ed by the Court of
offence. his right i i..b tried 6t~j y es not object to being
dealt with summin9ri.l-,may,' eal summarily with the
(offence and in case of conviction, may make an order











No. 27. Summary Conviction Offences (Procedure) (Amendment). 1970.


in accordance with section 18 of the Juveniles Ordin-
ance 1952, and may if the young person is a male,
either in addition to or in lieu of any other punish-
ment order the young person to be caned.

(2) For the purpose of proceeding under this
section, the Court shall, at any time during the hear-
ing of the case at which it becomes satisfied by the
evidence that it is expedient to deal with the case
summarily, cause the charge to be reduced into writ-
ing if this has not already been done and read to the
young person, and then address.to the young person
telling him that he may consult his guardian before
replying to the following or a similar question:-
"Do you wish to be tried by a jury, and object
to the case being dealt with summarily by this
Court?"

with n statement of the meaning of the case being
dealt with summarily, and of the sitting of the High
Court of Justice at which the young person will be
tried if tried by a jury.

(3) Where the guardian of a young person is
not present when the young person is charged with
an indictable offence before the Court, the Court may,
if it thinks it just to do so remand the young person
for the purpose of causing notice to be served on
such guardian with a view to securing, so far as may
be practicable, his attendance at the hearing of the
charge.

(4) In this section the expression "young per-
son means a person who is in the opinion of the
Court before which he is charged of or above the age
of fourteen years but under the age of sixteen years.

Passed in the House of Assembly ihis 7th day of September, 1970.
0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.

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Act No. 28 of 1970.

I Assent,
H. GEORGE,
[ L. S. ] Governor.
14th September, 1970.
AN ACT to repeal the provisions of the Stella Brereton
(Gratuity and Pension) Act, 1969.

[ 15th September, 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 Stella Brereton (Gratiity Short title.
and Pension) Act, 1969 (Repeal) Act, 1970.

2. The Stella Brereton (Gratuity and Pension) Act, 1969 Repeal.
is hereby repealed. No. 8 of 1969.

Passed in the House of Assembly this 7th day of September, 1970.

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Act No. 29 of 1970.
I Assent,
H. GEORGE,
Governor.
14th September, 1970.

AN ACT to amend the Comnniiowealth Secretariat (Immunities
and Privileges) Ordinance, 1967.

[ 15th September, 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 Commonwealth Secretariat Short title.
(Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Act, 1970 and shall
be read as one with the Commonwealth Secretariat (Immunities
and Privileges) Ordinance, 19(7 (hereinafter referred to as the No. 17 of 1967.
principal Ordinance).


2. Section 3 of the principal, Ordinance is repealed and
replaced with the followig:-- .


Senior offi- 3. (1) Every seIjVrI off lr.e! the Commonwealth
cers and Secreariat, other tlh2I a pa vi n who is a citizen of
their house the Uited Kingdom ,a onies and belongs to
immunities Saint in'cehtnd an.y-'e.r of his family forming
and privi- part of his fozdoT~~ O than any member who is
leges of a citizen o kingdom and Colonies and
diplomatic belongs to Saint Vincen, shall have the like privileges
and immunities as are accorded by law to a diplomatic
S... agent and t.he members of his family forming part of
his household.


Section 3 of
principal
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced.










216

No. 29. Commonwealth Secretariat (Immunities and Privileges) 1970.
(Amendment).


(2) For the purpose of this section a person
should be regarded as belonging to Saint Vincent
if he is so regarded for the purpose of Chapter I of
the Coistitution of Saint Vincent.

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Act No. 30 of 1970.

I Assent,


H. GEORGE,


[ L. S. ] Governor.

14th September, 1970.

AN ACT to amend the Income Tax Ordinance, 1967.

[ 15th September, 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 asdthte Income TI Z (toendment) Short title.
Act, 1970, and shall be read As one with the Inc' 'I",ax Ordin-
ance, 1967, (hereinafter refer'ed/to a .the principal P finance) No. 21 of 1967.
and all amendments t eret '-,

2. Section 5 of the pti al Ordin i~di'a1t-ndedas 'Section 5 of
follows: principal


(a) by adding thereto
respectively the fol


Ordinance
amended.


(r) the income of a company incorporated in St.
Vincent which has entered into an agreement
with the Government of St. Vincent whereby
the company undertakes to finance, by way
of mortgage or otherwise the purchase, cou.


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No. 30. Income Tax (Amendment). 1970.


struction, reconstruction, extension or repair
of residential accommodation in St. Vincent.
(s) dividends paid to share-holders of a company
incorporated in St. Vincent which under an
agreement entered into with the Government
of St. Vincent finances by way of mortgage
or otherwise the purchase, construction, re-
construction, extension or repair of residential
accommodation in St. Vincent.
(I) interest paid on borrowings by a company in-
corporated in St. Vincent which under an
agreement entered into with the Government
of St. Vincent finances by way of mortgage
or otherwise the purchase, construction, recon-
struction, extension or repair of residential
accommodation in St. Vincent."
(b) by inserting immediately after the new paragraph
(t) the following:-
"Provided that the exemption granted in respect of
paragraphs (r), (s) and (t) shall be and continue
in force only so long as the company complies with
such provisions of the agreement with the Govern-
ment of St. Vincent as preclude the company from
carrying on any business other than the following:-
(i) the business of making loans for the purchase,
construction, reconstruction, extension or re-
pair of residential accommodation in St. Vin-
cent,and carrying on activities incidental to the
making of such loans; and
(ii) the business of constructing or procuring the
construction of residential accommodation in St.
Vincent and selling or letting such accommo-
dation and carrying on activities incidental
thereto.
In this section the expression "residential accommoda-
tion" means any dwelling house or flat or shop with living
accommodation attached."

Section 3. Section 8 of principal Ordinance is amended by re-
of principal lettering paragraph (k) thereof as paragraph (1) and substitut-
Ordinance paragraph (k) thereof the following:-
amended, ing for paragraph (k) thereof the following:-










No. 30. Income Tax (Amendment). 1970.


(k) interest on loans secured by and any service charge
payable under a mortgage, where the mortagagee is
a company incorporated in St. Vincent which under
an agreement entered into with Government finances
by way of mortgage or otherwise the purchase, con-
struction or reconstruction of residential accommo-
dation in St. Vincent.
In this paragraph "residential accommodation"
means any dwelling-house or flat or shop with living
accommodation attached."




Passed in the House of Assembly this 7th day of September, 1970.

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Act No. 31 of 1970.

I Assent,


H. GEORGE,
Governor.


[ L.S. 1


14th September. 1970.

AN ACT to give effect to the Convention on the Prevention and
Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

[ 15th September. 1970. 1
lie it enacted by the Queen's Most Excelleut Majesty, by
and with the advice and consent of the House of Assembly of
Saini Vincent, and by the authority of the same as follows-


1 This Act may be cited as the Geuoc.ide Act, 1970

2 In this Act- '' .
The Genocide Convention" means the o
the Prevention and 'Punishment of the\ :.a
Genocide approved by the.i-Q.beral Assem V,'
United Nations on l e 9th Dece i'~f 8!t

3. A person commits an otngce of genocide if I
any act falling within the d.+4iitiw, of "genocide" "fi Ayic
of the Genocide Convention as set' put 'in. the ,. Sled.Iet to
Act.


Short title

Interpretation.





Genocide.










No. 31. Genocide. 1970.

Indictable 4. The Indictable Offences Ordinance, Chapter 24, is
Ordinance hereby amended by the insertion immediately after section 71
amended. of the following new section :-
Geiiocide. 71A. Every person who commits the offence of
genocide shall be guilty of felony, and being con-
vieted thereof shall--
(a) i' the offence consists of killing any person, be
liable to suffer death by hanging;
(h) ii any other case, be liable to imprisonment
for a term not exceeding fourteen years.
Extradition. 5. (1) There shall be deemed to be included in the list
of extradition crimes contained in Schedule 1 to the Extradition
Act, 1870, any offence of genocide and ( o far as not included
by virtue of the foregoing) any attempt or conspiracy to com-
mit such an offence aind any direct and public incitement to
commit snch Ian offense.
(2) for the purposes of the Extradition Act, 1870, the
Extradition Act, 1873, (United Kingdom and the Fugitive
Offenders Act, 1970, no offence which if committed in Saint
Vincent, would be punishable as an offence of genocide or as
an attempt, conspiracy or incitement to commit such an offence
shall be regarded as an offence of a political character, and no
proceedings in respect of such an offence shall be regarded as
a criminal matter of a political character.
(3) It shall not be an objection to any proceedings taken
against a. person by virtue of the preceding provisions of this
section or of the Fugitive Offenders Act, 1970 that under the
law in force at the time when and in the place where he is
alleged to have committed the act of which he is accused or
of which he was convicted he could not have been punished
therefore.


SCHEDULE (Section 3)


ARTICLE 11 OF THE GENOCIDE CONVENTION.
In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts
committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial
or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;









223

No. 31. Genocide. 1970.


(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(e) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to
bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.



Passed in the. House of Assembly this 7th day of September, 1970.

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Act No. 32 of 1970.


I Assent,


H. GEORGE,


[ L.S. ]


Governor.


14th September, 1970.

AN Aul to make special provisions regarding the Provisional
Collection of Taxes (General Imposition) Order, 1970.

[ 15th September, 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 Provisional Collection of Short title.
Taxes (Special Provisions) Act, 1970.


2. 'Notwithstanding anything' tJthe contrary contained
in the Provisional Collecti T},i 1970, or in any
other law, the said Provi a .- ion-al'oj ,Taxes Act, 1970,
shall be applied in relati I t'th provision i^ _01ection of Taxes
(General Imposition) 1970, as if th Yachts Licence
Act, 1970 and the Mo Vehicles and- Rgad Traitir: (Amend-


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Provisional
Collection of
Taxes Act to
General Imposi-
tion Order,
1970, (S.R. & 0.
9 of 1970)
No, 2 of 1970,










No. 32. Provisional Collection of Taxes (Special Provisions).


1970.


No. 15 of 1970. ment) Act, 1970, had come into operation before the end of
No. 20 of 1970. four months after the commencement of the said Order.



Passed in the House of Assembly this 7th day of September, 1970.


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Act No. 33 of 1970.

I Assent,


H. GEORGE,


[ L. S. ]


Governor.


14th September, 1970.
AN ACT to make fresh provision for the return from Saint
Vincent to other Commc:iwealth countries and United
Kingdom dependencies and the Republic of Ireland of
persons accused or convicted of offences in those coun-
tries and dependencies; to regulate the treatment of per-
sons accused or convicted of offences in Saint Vincent who
are returned from such countries and dependencies; and
for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.

[ 15th September, 1970. ]


Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by
and with the advice and cojisent of the House of Assembly of
Saint Vincent, and by the authority of the same as follows:-
1 This Act may be cited as thlftI .iii'''ffidJrs Act,
1970. .- .
2. (1) In this Act the f ,jhiig expressions ha'. the
meanings hereby assigned to tl /that is -a ;
"country" includes aln r,; "
"Court of Appeal" meais tl\e Court of Appeal fqr the
West Indies Assoecate RS.Q'.tes established by the
West Indies Associated .ate~'SI..-SI'I.- Court Order
1967;


Short title.

Interpretation.











No. 33. Fugitive Offenders. 1970.


"dealt with" means tried or returned or surrendered
to any country or detained with a view to trial or
with a view of such return or surrender;
"designated Commonwealth country" and "United
Kingdom dependency" have the meanings assigned
by section 4 of this Act;
"Governor" in relation to any country other than
Saint Vincent or a country mentioned in subsection
(2) of this section, means the person or persons ad-
ministering the Government of that country;
"Governor" in relation to Saint Vincent means the
Governor of Saint Vincent and includes any person
or persons administering the Government of Saint
Vincent.
"High Court" means the High Court of Justice for
the West Indies Associated States established by the
West Indies Associated States Supreme Court Order
1967;
"imprisonment" includes detention of any description;
"race" includes tribe;
"United Kingdom" includes the Channel Islands and
the Isle of Man.

(2) In this Act references to, the Governor shall be
construed:-
(a) in relation to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, the North-
ern Trucial States and Quatar as references
to Her Majesty's Political Resident in the
Persian Gulf and includes any person author-
ised to act for him;
(b) in relation to Brunei as reference to, the Gov-
ernment of Brunei;
(e) in relation to the New Hebrides as references
to Her Majesty's High Commissioner for the
Western Pacific and, to the extent that auth-
ority to perform functions under this Act may
be assigned by the High Commissioner to the
Resident Commissioner for the New Iieb.
rides, to the Resident Commissioner;









1970.


Fugitive Offenders.


(d) in relation to Tonga as references:-
(i) in the case of persons who are Tongan
subjects as defined by the nationality
law of Tonga, to the Government of
Tonga; and
(ii) in the case of other persons to the
British Commissioner and Consul in
Tonga.
(3) For the purposes of this Act a person convicted
of an offence in his absence shall be treated as a person
accused of that offence.

Return of offenders to the United Kingdom, Commonwealth
Countries, the Republic of Ireland and dependencies.

3. Subject to the provisions of this Act, a person found
in Saint Vincent who is accused of a relevant offence in any
other country being-
(a) the United Kingdom; or
(b) a Commonwealth country designated for the
purposes of this section under section 4 (1) of
this Act or the Republic of Ireland; or
(c) a United Kingdom dependency as defined in
section 4 (2) of this Act.
or who is alleged to be unlawfully at large after conviction
of such an offence in any such country, may be arrested and
returned to that country as provided by this Act.

4. (1) The Governor of Saint Vincent may by order
designate for the purposes of section 3 of this Act any country
for the time being mentioned in section 1 (3) of the British
Nationality Act 1948 (countries having separate citizenship)
or any other country within the Commonwealth; and any
country so designated is in this Act referred to as a designated
Commonwealth country.


Persons liable
to be returned.


Designated
Commonwealth
countries and
United King-
dom depend-
encies.


(2) In this Act the expression "United Kingdom
dependency" means-
(a) any colony (not being a colony for whose external
relations a country other than the United King-
dom is responsible).


No. 33.









No. 33. Fugitive Offcnders. 1970.


(b) any associated state within the meaning of the
West Indies Act 1967 other than Saint Vincent,
an d
(e) any country outside Her Majesty's dominions
(being a country in which Her Majesty has
Jurisdiction or over which She extends protec-
tion, in right of Her Government in the United
Kingdom) to which the Governor has by order
applied this subsection, no.t being in any case
a country which is or forms part of a designated
Commonwealth country.
(3) The Governor may by order direct that this Act
shall have effect in relation to the return of persons to,, or in
relation to persons returned from the United Kingdom, any
designated Commonwealth country, the Republic of Ireland
or United Kingdom dependency subject to such exceptions,
adaptations or modifications as may be specified in the order.
(4) For the purposes of any order under subsection
(1) of this section, any territory for the external relations of
which a Commonwealth country is responsible may be treated
as part of that country, o.r, if the Government of that country
so requests, as a separate country.

Relevant 5. (1) For the purposes of this Act an offence of which
offences,. a person is accused or has been convicted in the United
Kingdom or a designated Commonwealth country or the Re-
public of Ireland or a United Kingdom dependency is a rele-
vant offence if-
(a) in the case of an offence against the law of a
designated Commonwealth country or the Re-
public of Ireland, it is an offence which, however
described in that law, falls within any of the
descriptions set out in Part 1 of the Schedule
of this Act, and is punishable under that law
with imprisonment for a term of twelve months
or any greater punishment;
(b) in the case of an offence against the law of the
United Kingdom or a United Kingdom depen-
dency, it is punishable under that law, on con-
viction by or before a superior court, with
imprisonment for a term of twelve months o.r
any greater punishment; and









No. 33. Fugitive Offenders. 1970.


(c) in any case the act or omission constituting the
offence, or the equivalent act or omission, would
constitute an offence against the law of Saint
Vincent if it took place within Saint Vincent or,
in the case of an extra-territorial offence, in
corresponding circumstances outside Saint Vin-
cent.
(2) In determining for the purposes of this section
whether an offence against the law of a designated Common-
wealth country or the Republic of Ireland falls within a des-
cription set out in Part 1 of the Schedule to this Act, any
special intent or state of mind or special circumstances of
aggravation which may be necessary to constitute that offence
under the law shall be disregarded.
(3) The description set out in Part 1 of the Schedule
to this Act includes in each case offences of attempting or
conspiring to commit, of assisting, counselling or procuring
the commission of or being accessory before or after the fact to
the offences therein described, and of impeding the apprehen-
sion or prosecution of persons guilty of those offences.
(4) References in this section to the law of any
country include references to the law of any part of that
country.

6. (1) A person shall not be returned under this Act General
to a designated Commonwealth country or the Republic of restrictions
Ireland, or committed to or kept in custody for the purposes on return.
of such return, if it appears to the Governor to, the court of
committal or to the High Court on an application for habeas
corpus-
(a) that the offence of which that person is accused
or was convicted is an offence of a political
character;
(b) that the request for his return though purporting
to be made on account of a relevant offence is
in fact made for the purpose of prosecuting or
punishing him on account of his race, religion
nationality or political opinions; or
(c) that he might, if returned, be prejudiced at his
trial or punished, detained or restricted in his
personal liberty by reason of his race, religion,
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(2) A person accused of an offence shall not be re-
turned under this Act to any country, or committed to, or
kept in custody for the purposes of such return, if it appears
as aforesaid that if charged with that offence in Saint Vincent
he would be entitled to be discharged under any rule of law
relating to previous acquittal or conviction.
(3) A person shall not be returned under this Act
to any country, or committed to or kept in custody for the
purposes of such return, unless the provision is made by the
law of that country, or by an arrangement made with that
country, for securing that he will not, unless le has first
been restored or had an opportunity of returning to Saint,
Vincent, be dealt with in that country for or in respect of any
offence committed before his return under this Act other
than-
(a) the offence in respect of which his return under
this Act is requested;
(b) any lesser offence proved bv the facts proved
before the court of committal; or
(c) any other offence being a relevant offence in res-
pect of which the Governor may consent to his
being so dealt with.
(4) Any such arrangement as is mentioned in subsec-
tion (3) of this section may be an arrangement minade for the
particular case or an arrangement of a more general nature;
and for the purposes of that subsection a certificate issued by
or under the authority of the Governor confirming the existence
of an arrangement with any country and stating its terms shall
be conclusive evidence of the matters contained in the certi-
ficate.
(5) The reference in this section to an offence of a
political character does not include an offence against the life
or person of the Head of the Commonwealth or any related
offence described in section 5 (3) of this Act.

Proceedings for return.
Authority to 7. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act relating to pro-
proceed. visional warrants, a person shall not be dealt with thereunder
except in pursuance of an order of the Governor (in this Act
referred to as an authority to proceed), issued in pursuance of
a request made to the Governor by or on behalf of the Govern-
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of the designated Commonwealth country, or by the Governor
of the Uinted Kingdom dependency, in which the person to be
returned is accused or was convicted.
(2) There shall be furnished with any request made
for the purposes of this section on behalf of any country-
(a) in the case of a person accused of an offence, a
warrant for his arrest issued in that country;
(b) in the case of a person unlawfully at large after
conviction of an offence, a certificate of the con-
viction and sentence in that country, and a state-
ment of the amount if any of that sentence which
has been served,
together (in each case) with particulars of the person whose
return is requested and of the facts upon which and the law
under which he is accused or was convicted, and evidence suffi-
cient to justify the issue of a warrant for his arrest under sec-
tion 8 of this Act.
(3) On receipt of such a request the Governor may
issue an authority to proceed unless it appears to him that an
order for the return of the person concerned could not lawfully
be made, or would not in fact be made, in accordance with the
provisions of this Act.

8. (1) A warrant for the arrest of a person accused of a Arrest for
relevant offence, or alleged to be unlawfully at large after con- purposes of
viction of such an offence may be issued- committal.
(a) on the receipt of an authority to proceed, by a
Magistrate in any part of Saint Vincent,
(b) without such an authority by a Magistrate in any
part of Saint Vincent upon information that the
said person is or is believed to be in or on his way
to Saint Vincent,
and any warrant issued by virtue of paragraph (b) above is
in this Act referred to as a provisional warrant.
(2) A warrant of arrest under this section may be
issued upon such evidence as would, in the opinion of the Magis-
trate, authorise the issue of a warrant for the arrest of a person
accused of committing a corresponding offence or, as the case
may be, of a person alleged to be unlawfully at large after con-
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(3) Where a provisional warrant is issued under this
section, the authority by whom it is issued shall forthwith give
notice to the Governor, and transmit to. him the information and
evidence, or certified copies of the information and evidence,
upon which it was issued; and the Governor may in any case,
and shall if he decides not to issue an authority to proceed in
respect of the person to whom the warrant relates, by order
cancel the warrant and, if that person has been arrested there-
under, discharge him from custody.
(4) A warrant of arrest issued under this section may
be executed in any part of Saint Vincent and may be so exe-
cuted by any person to whom it is directed or by any member
of the Royal Saint Vincent Police Force.
(5) Where a warrant is issued under this section for
the arrest of a person accused of an offence of stealing or
receiving stolen property or any other offence in respect of
property, a Magistrate or justice of the peace in any part of
Saint Vincent shall have the like power to issue a warrant to
search for the property as if the offence had been committed
within the jurisdiction of the Magistrate or justice.

Proceedings 9. (1) A person arrested in pursuance of a warrant under
for committal. section 8 of this Act shall (unless previously discharged under
subsection (3) of that section) be brought as soon as practicable
before a court (in this Act referred to as the court of committal)
consisting of a Magistrate.
(2) For the purposes of proceedings under this section
a court of committal consisting of a Magistrate shall have the
like jurisdiction and powers, as nearly as may be, including
power to remand in custody or on bail, as a magistrates' court
acting at a preliminary inquiry.
(3) Where the person arrested is in custody by virtue
of a provisional warrant and no authority to proceed has been
received in respect of him. the court of committal may fix a
reasonable period (of which the court shall give notice to the
Governor) after which lie will be discharged front custody
unless such an authority has been received.
(4) Where an authority to proceed has been issued in
respect of the person arrested and the court of committal is
satisfied, afler hearing any evidence tendered in support of the
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son, that the offence to which the authority relates is a r( levant
offence and is further satisfied-
(a) where that person is accused of the offence, that
the evidence would be sufficient to warrant his
trial for that offence if it had been committed
within the jurisdiction of the court;
(b) where that person is alleged to be unlawfully at
large after conviction of the offence, that he has
been so convicted and appears to be so, at large,
the court shall, unless his committal is prohibited by any other
provision of this Act, commit him to custody to await his return
thereunder; but if the court is not so satisfied or if the com-
mittal of that person is so prohibited, the court shall discharge
him from custody.

10. (1) Where a person is committed to custody under Application
section 9 of this Act, the court shall inform him in ordinary for habeas
language of his r!ght to make an application for habeas corpus corpus, etc.
and shall forthwith give notice of the committal to the Gov-
ernor.
(2) A person committed to custody under the said
section 9 shall not be returned under this Act-
(a) in any case, until the expiration of the period of
fifteen days beginning with the day on which the
order for his committal is made;
(b) if an application for habeas corpus is made in his
case, so long as proceedings on that application
are pending.
(3) On any such application the High Court may,
without prejudice to any other jurisdiction of the court, order
the person committed to be discharged from custody if it ap-
pears to the court that-
(a) by reason of the trivial nature of the offence of
which he is accused or was convicted; or
(b) by reason of the passage of time since he is alleged
to have committed it or to have become unlawfully
at large, as the case may be or
(c) because the accusation against him is not made in
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it would, having regard to all the circumstances, be unjust or
oppressive to return him.
(4) On any such application the High Court may re-
ceive additional evidence relevant to the exercise of their juris-
diction under section 6 of this Act under subsection (3) of this
section.
(5) For the purposes of this section proceedings on an
application for habeas corpus shall be treated as pending until
any appeal in those proceedings to the Court of Appeal is dis-
posed of and an appeal shall be treated as disposed of at the
expiration of the time within which the appeal may be brought
or, where leave to appeal is required, within which the appli-
cation for leave may be made, if the appeal is not brought or
the application made within that time.
Order for 11. (1) Where a person is committed to await his return
return to and is not discharged by order of the High Court, the Governor
country. may by warrant order him to, be returned to the country by
which the request for his return was made unless the return of
that person is prohibited, or prohibited for the time being, by
section 6 of this Act or this section, or the Governor decides
under this section to make no such order in his case.
(2) An order shall not be made under this section in
the case of a person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment
or detention, or is charged with an offence, in Saint Vincent.
(a) in the case of a person serving such a sentence,
until the sentence has been served;
(b) in the case of a person charged with an offence,
until the charge is disposed of or withdrawn
and, if it results in a sentence of imprisonment
(not being a suspended sentence), until the
sentence has been served.
(3) The Governor shall not make an order under
this section in the case of any person if it appears to the
Governor, on the grounds mentioned in section 10 (3) of
this Act, that it would be unjust or oppressive to return
that person, and may decide to make no order under this
section in the case of a person accused or convicted of an
offence in the United Kingdom or a United Kingdom depen-
dency if he considers, on any such grounds as are mentioned
in paragraphs (a) to (c) of section 6 (1) of this Act, that the
order ought not to be made.









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(4) The Governor may decide to make no order
under this section in the case of a person accused or con-
victed of a relevant offence not punishable with death in
Saint Vincent if that person could be or has been sentenced
to death for that offence in the couiitry by which the request
for his return is made.
(5) The Governor may decide to make no order
under this section for the return of a person committed in
consequence of a request made on behalf of any country if
another request for his return under this Act or a requisi-
tion for his surrender under the Extradition Act 1870 (a),
has been made on behalf of another country and it appears
to the Governor, having regard to all the circumstances of
the case and in particular-
(a) the relative seriousness of the offence in ques-
tion;
(b) the date on which each such request or requisi-
tion was made; and
(c) the nationality or citizenship of the person con-
cerned and his ordinary residence,
that preference should be given to the other request or
requisition.
(6) Notice of the issue of a warrant under this
section shall forthwiith be given to the person to be returned
thereunder.

12. (1) If any person committed to await his return is Discharge in
in custody in Saint Vincent under this Act after the expira- case of delay
tion of the following period, that is to say- in returning.
(a) in any ease, the period of two months beginning
with the first day on which, having regard to
section 10 (2) of this Act, lie could have been
returned ;
(b) where a warrant for his return has been issued
under section 11 of this Act, the period of one
month beginning with the day on which that
warrant was issued;
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(2) If upon any such application the court is satis-
fied that reasonable notice of the proposed application has
been given to the Governor, the court may, unless sufficient
cause is shown to the contrary, by order direct the applicant
to be discharged from custody and, if a warrant for his
return has been issued under the said section 11, quash that
warrant.

Evidence. 13. (1) In any proceedings under this Act, including
proceedings on an application for habeas corpus in respect
of a person in c istody thereunder-
(a) a document, duly authenticated, which purports
to set out evidence given on oath in the United
Kingdom or a designated Commonwealth coun-
try or the Republic of Ireland or a United
Kingdom dependency shall be admissible as
evidence of the matters stated therein;
(b) a document, duly authenticated, which purports
to have been received in evidence, or to be a
copy of a document so received, in any pro-
ceeding in any such country or dependency shall
be admissible in evidence.
(c) a document, duly authenticated, which certifies
that a person was convicted on a date specified
in the document of an offence against the law
of, or of a part of, any such country or depend-
ency shall be admissible as evidence of the fact
and date of the conviction.
(2) A document shall be deemed to be duly authenti-
cated for the purposes of this section-
(a) in the case of a document purporting to set out
evidence given as aforesaid, if the document
purports to be certified by a judge, or magistrate
or officer in or of the country or dependency
in question to be the original document contain-
ing or recording that evidence or a true copy
of such a document;
(b) in the case of a doenment which purports to
have been received in evidence as aforesaid or
to be a copy of a document so received, if the
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to have been, or to be a true copy of a docu-
ment which has been so received;
(c) in the case of a document which certifies that
a person was convicted as aforesaid, if the docu-
ment purports to be certified as aforesaid,
and in any such ease the document is authenticated either
by the oath of a witness or by the official seal of one of Her
Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State or of a Minister, of
the designated Commonwealth country or of the Republic of
Ireland or of the Governor or a Minister, secretary or other
officer administering a department of the Government of the
dependency, as the case may be.
(3) In this section "oath" includes affirmation or
declaration; and nothing in this section shall prejudice the
admission in evidence of any document which is admissible
in evidence apart from this section.

14. (1) Any person remanded or committed to custody Custody.
under section 9 of this Act shall be committed to the like
institution as a person charged with an offence before the
court of commiltal.
(2) If any person who is in custody by :tue of
a warrant under this Act escapes out of custody, he may be
retaken in any part of Saint Vincent in like maimnner as a per-
son escaping from custody under a warrant for his arrest
issued in that part in respect of an offence committed therein.
(3;) Where a person, being in custody in any part of
Saint Vincent whether under this Act or otherwise is re-
quired to be removed in custody under this Act to another
part of Saint Vincent and is so removed by sea or by air, he
shall be deemed to continue in legal custody until he reaches
the place to which lie is required to be removed.
(4) A warrant under section 11 of this Act for the
return of any person to any country shall be sufficient auth-
ority for all persons to whom it is directed and all members
of the Royal Saint Vincent Police Force to receive that per-
son, keep him in custody and convey him into the jurisdic-
tion of that country.

15. (1) Any warrant or order to be issued or made bv Form of
the Governor under any of lhe foregoing provisions of this warrants an.
Act shall be given under the hand of the Governor or Seere- orders.
tary to the Cabinet.











Fugitive Offenders.


Restriction
upon proceed-
ings for other
off ences.


(2) The Governor may by order prescribe the form
of any warrant or order to be issued or made under the
foregoing provisions of this Act.


Treatment of persons returned from the United Kingdom,
Commonwealth countries, the Republic of Ireland and
United Kingdom dependencies.

16. (1) This section applies to any person accused or
convicted of an offence under the law of Saint Vincent who
is returned to Saint Vincent;
(a) from the United Kingdom, under the Fugitive
Offenders Act 1967 (Ch. 68 Imperial);
(b) from any designated Commonwealth country or
from the Republic of holand under any law of
that country corresponding with this Act;
(c) from any United Kingdom dependency under
the Fugitive Offenders Act 1967 (Ch. 68 Im-
perial) as extended to that dependency or under
any other law of that dependency' correspond-
ing with this Act.
(2) A person to whom this section applies shall not,
during the period described in subsection (3) of this section,
be dealt with in Saint Vincent for or in respect of any offence
committed before he was returned to Saint Vincent other
than-
(a) the offence in respect of which he was returned;
(b) any lesser offence proved by the facts proved
for the purposes of securing his return; or
(c) any other offence in respect of which the Gov-
ernment of the country or Governor of the de-
pendency from which hle was returned may
consent to his being dealt with.
(3) The period referred to in subsection (2) of this
section in relation to a person to whom this section applies
is the period beginning with the 'day of his arrival in Saint
Vincent on his return as mentioned in subsection (1) of this
section and ending forty-five days after the first subsequent
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17. (1) This section applies to any person accused of Restoration of
an offence under the law of Saint Vincent who is returned persons not
to Saint Vincent as mentioned in section 16 (1) of this Act. acquitted.
(2) If in the case of a person to whom this section
applies, either-
(a) proceedings against him for the offence for
which he was returned are not begun with-
in the period of six months beginning with
the day of his arrival in Saint Vincent on
being returned; or
(b) on his trial for that offence, he is acquitted
or discharged, the Governor may, if he
thinks fit, on the request of that person,
arrange for him to be sent back free of
charge and with as little delay as possible
to the count--- prom which he was returned.

18. (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, the Repeals and
enactments described in Part II of the Schedule to this Act transitional
are hereby repealed as respects Saint Vincent to the extent provisions.
specified in the third column of that Part.
(2) The repeals affected by subsection (1) of this
section shall not affect the operation of the Fugitive Offenders
Act 1881 in any case where, before the date on which that
subsection comes into force, a warrant endorsed under section
3 of that Act, or a provisional warrant issued under section 4
of that Act, has been executed in Saint Vincent;

Provided that for the purposes of proceedings under
that Act-
(i) in respect of a fugitive from a designated Com-
monwealth country or from the Republic of
Ireland, section 6 (1) of this Act shall apply as
if-
(a) for the reference to this Act there were
substituted a reference to that Act; and
(b) for references to the court of committal and
-the order of committal there were substituted
references to the magistrate before whom
that person is brought under section of that
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(ii) in respect of a fugitive from the United Kingdom
or a United Kingdom dependency the Governor
shall have the same discretion to make no order
for return if he considers, on any such grounds
as are mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c) of sub-
section (1) of section 6 of this Act that the order
ought not to be made, as he would have under
section 11 (3) of this Act in proceedings under
this Act.
(3) Without prejudice to subsection (2) of this sec-
tion, this Act applies to offences committed before as well as
after the coming into force of this Act.

Commencement. 19. (1) The provisions of this Act other than this section
shall come into force on such date as the Governor may by
order appoint.
(2) Different dates may be appointed under this sec-
tion for different provisions of this Act and different dates
may be so applied for any such provision or provisions in
relation to different countries.



SCHEDULE



PART I Section 5.

DESCRIPTION OF RELEVANT OFFENCES IN DESIGNATED
COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES OR THE REPUBLIC
OF IRELAND.

1. Murder of any degree.
2. Manslaughter or culpable homicide.
3. An offence against the law relating to abortion.
4. Maliciously or wilfully wounding or inflicting grievious bodily harm.
5. Assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
6. Rape.
7. Unlawfully having sexual intercourse with a female.
8. Indecent assault.
9. Procuring or trafficking in, women or young persons for immoral
purposes.









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10. Bigamy.
11. Kidnapping, abduction or false imprisonment, or dealing in slaves.
12. Stealing, abandoning, exposing or unlawfully detaining a child.
13. Bribery.
14. Perjury or subornation of perjury or conspiring to defeat the
course of justice.
15. Arson or fire-raising.
16. An offence concerning counterfeit currency.
17. An offence against the law relating to forgery,
18. Stealing embezzlement, fraudulent conversion,
fraudulent false accounting, obtaining property or credit by
false pretences, receiving stolen property or any other offence
in respect of property involving fraud.
19. Burglary, housebreaking or any similar offence.
20. Robbery.
21. Blackmail or extortion by means of threats or by abuse of auth-
ority.
22. An offence against bankruptcy law or company law.
23. Malicious or wilful damage to property.
24. Acts done with the intention of endangering vehicles, vessels or
aircraft.
25. An offence against the law relating to dangerous drugs or nar-
cotics.
26. Piracy.
27. Revolt against the authority of the matter of a ship or the com-
mander of an aircraft.
28. Contravention of import or export prohibitions relating to the
precious stones, gold and other precious metals.
29. Genocide.


Section 18.











Fugitive Offenders.


PART II

ENACTMENTS REPEALED AS RESPECTS SAINT VINCENT.


CHAPTER SHORT TITLE EXTENT OF REPEAL
The whole Act except section 25. In
1881c. 69 ............ The Fugitive Offen- section 25 the words from and in-
ders Act 1881. eluding "and the provisions of this
Act" down to the end of the section.
1890c. 37 ............ The Foreign Juris- In Schedule 1 the entry relating to
diction Act 1890. the Fugitive Offenders Act 1881.
1915c. 39" ............ The Fugitive Offen- The whole Act.
ders (Protected
States) Act 1915.



Passed in the House of Assembly this 7th day of September, 1970.

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


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SAINT VINCENT

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

MINUTES OF THE TWELFTH SITTING OF TIIE FIRST SESSION OF
THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY HELD AT THE ASSEMBLY CHAMBER,
KINGSTOWN, ON THURSDAY, 20TH AUGUST, 1970 AT 10.00 A.M.



PRESENT



The Honourable R. M. CATO. Me mber for Eist St. Ge mor, Premier and Minister
of Finance, i
. S. E. SLATER, Memc, for Nor'th Lecward, Minister of Home
Affairs,
. L. C. LATIIAr, Member for South Windward, Minister of
Comm unications, Works and Labour,
,, ,, J. F. MITCHELL, Member for the Grenadines, Minister of Agri-
culture, Trade and Tourism,
I H. K. TA-NIS, Member fo: KinUgslouwn, Minister of Education
and Health,
S. R. F. -MARKSMAN, lMember for WVst St. George, Minister of
Housing, Local Governement and Co mm unity Development,
. A. T. WARNER, AttGrney General,
. E. T. JosivA, Member for Central Windward, Leader of the
Opposition,
. Mrs. I. I. JosHuA, Member for North Windward.
J J. L. EUSTACE, Me mber for South Leeward,
., E. A. C. IIUGHES, Nominated Member.



ABS ENT
The Honourable J. A. FERDINA'N-D, I-"Y'O4I aled Member, (On sick leave).










RESIGNATION OF MR. SPEAKER HUGHES

The Clerk read the following letter of resignation from Mr. Speaker Hughes:

"E. A. C. HUGHES,
Barrister-at-Law
Chambers,
Kingstown,
St. Vincent.
19th August, 1970.
The Clerk,
House of Assembly
Kingstown,
St. Vincent.

Dear Sir,
I beg herewith to tender my resignation as Speaker of the House of
Assembly with effect from today.
Yours faithfully,
(sgd) E. A. C. HUGHES."


ELECTION OF SPEAKER

[ The Clerk presiding (S.O. 4) ]

The Honourable E. A. C. Hughes proposed Mr. C. St. C. Dacon to the
House as Speaker.

The proposal was seconded by the Horourable Premier.

There being no further proposals the Clerk declared that Mr. C. St. C.
Dr.con was duly elected Speaker of the House.

Mr. Speaker elect was escorted into the ('i.n .L by the proposer and
se humble acknowledgements for the high honour the House had been pleased to
confer upon him for the second time.

The Honourable E. A. C. Hughes and the Honourable Premier took their
turn in congratulating Mr. Speaker on his election.
The Leader of the Opposition regretted that he could not join in the con-
gratulatory remarks.











Mr. Speaker suitably replied.

OATH OF ALLEGIANCE
Mr. Speaker elect then took and subscribed the oath of Allegiance which
was administered by the Clerk of the House.

[ Mr. Speaker in the Chair ]
Hon. C. St. C. Daeon.

PRAYERS
Mr. Speaker read the Prayers of the House.

MINUTES
Minutes of the Sitting held on Thursday 21st May, 1970 copies of which
had been previously circulated were taken as read and were confirmed.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mr. Speaker made the following announcements for the information of
the House:

1. That the Honourable J. A. Ferdinand was granted sick leave for a
period of about two months.

2. That since the last sitting of the House
(a) the Honourable J. L. Eustace was relieved of his responsibility
for the portfolios of Education and Health;
(b) the Honourable H. K. Tannis was assigned the responsibility for
the portfolios of Education and Health;
(c) the Honourable L. C. Latham was assigned the responsibility for
the portfolios of Communications, Works and Labour; and
(d) that the Honourable R. F. Marksman was appointed a Minister,
and has been assigned the responsibility for the portfolios of
Housing, Local Government and Community Development.
PAPERS LAID
The Honourable Premier and Minister of Finance laid on the Table of
the House the papers indicated hereunder:
House of Assembly Paper No. 4 of 1970: Finance Committee Minutes of
21st January, 1969.
House of Assembly Paper No. 5 of 1970. Finance Committee Minutes of
19th February, 1969.









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Hloine of Assembly Paper No. 6 of 1970: Finance Committee Minutes of
23rd April, 1969
House of Assembly Paper No. 7 of 1970: Finance Committee Minutes of
20th July, 1969.
House of Assembly Paper No. S of 1970: Finance Committee Minutes of
8th September, 1969.
House of Assembly Paper No. 9 of 1970: Finance Committee Minutes of
15th October, 1969.
House of Assembly Paper No. 10 of 1970: Finance Committee Minutes of
8th December, 1969.
House of Assembly Paper No. 11 of 1970: Government Housing Loans
Board Audit Reports Nos. 1 and 2 of 1964.
House of Assembly Paper No. 12 of 1970: Government Housing Loans
Board Audit Reports Nos. 1, 2 and 3 of 1965
House of Assembly Paper No. 13 of 1970: Government Housing Loans
Board Audit Reports Nos. 1, 2 and 3 of 1966.
House of Assembly Paper No. 14 of 1970: Government Housing Loans
Board Audit Reports Nos. 1, 2 and 3 of 1967.

ORDERS OF THE DAY
1. The Supplementary Appropriation (1970, No. 2) Bill was introduced
and read a first time.
The Honourable Premier and Minister of Finance moved that the Bill
be now read a second time.
Question put and agreed to
Bill read a second time
The Honourable E. T. Joshua debated the Bill.
The IIonourables A. T. Warner, J. F. Mitchell and J. L. Eustace joined
the debate.
The Honourable Premier replied.
House went into Committee to consider the Bill
House resumed
Bill reported, read the third time by title, and passed without amendment.

2. The Provisional Collection of Taxes (Special Provisions) Bill was intro-
duced and read a first t;me. Governor's recommendation signified.

3. The Income Tax (Amendmncot) Bill was introduced and read a first time.
Governor's Reconmmendation signified.










4. The Customs (Amtendmentc) Bill was introduced and read a first time
Governor's Recomnuendation signified.

5. The Customs Duties (Amendment) Bill was introduced and read a
first time. Governor's Recommendation signified.

6. The Stella Brcreton (Gratuity and Pension) Act 1969 (Repeal) Bill
was introduced and read a first time. Governor's Recommendation signified.

7. The Common wcalth Secretariat (Inomunities &c Privileges) (Amendment)
Bill was introduced and read a first time.

8. The Genocide Bill was introduced and read a first time.

9. The Fugitive Offenders Bill was introduced and read a first time.

10. The Summiary Convriction Offentces (ProcedurOe) (Amendment) Bill
was introduced and read a first time.

11. The Honourable Premier & Minister of Finance moved and debated
the following motion standing in his name:
BE IT RESOLVED that this IHonourable House authorise the Minister
of Finance to borrow by means of fluctuating overdraft from Barclays
Bank D.C.O. or the Royal Bank of Canada money to an amount not
exceeding one million two hundred thousand dollars at any time during
the period of 1st August, 1970 to 31st December, 1970 for the purpose
of meeting the current requirements of this Government

2. AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all borrowings of money
between the 1st January and 31st July, 1970 in excess of the authorised
limit of $500,000 for the purpose of meeting the current requirements
of the Government of St. Vincent are hereby approved.

The Honourable Premier laid the following documents on the Table in
connection with the motion:
(a) Report on the Review of the Structure Salaries and Conditions of
Service of the St. Vincent Public Service by F. N. M. Pusinelli,
C.M.G., O.B.E., M.C., February, 1970.
(b) Government White Paper on the Pusinelli Report.

Question proposed
The Honourable E. T. Joshua joined the debate.
The Honourable Mrs. I. I. Joshua commenced her debate.
Sitting suspended 12.12 p.m.










Sitting resumed 2.12 p.m.
The Honourable MIs. I. I. Joshua concluded her debate.
The Honourables J. L. Eustace and HI. K. Tannis joined the debate.
The Honourable Pr-emier replied.
Question put and resolved in the affirmative without division.

12. The Honourable Leader of the Opposition moved and debated the
following motion standing in hIs name:
WHEREAS it is now the pattern throughout the enlightened and
modern world to extend the suffrage to persons between the ages of
18 and 21 years
AND WHEREAS this pattern was set in Great Britain and in the
West Indies when Barbados in the last General Election and in the
United Kingdom in the recent election, extended the suffrage to
include 18-year olds
AND WHEREAS in other countries outside the Commonwealth young
people are regarded as an integral part of the political system and
are given the suffrage at 18 years
AND WHEREAS during the constitutional conference for Associated
Statehood with Britain in 1966, the then opposition Labour Party
(now the government) pressed for the lowering of the voting age
to 18 years, the creation of a Senate or Upper House and that an
election be holden before Statehood be granted to the territory
AND WHEREAS a special conference was convened in 1967 in London
by which it was agreed that elections should be held not later than
31st December, 1968 to bring in the Statehood Constitution with a
thirteen seat Assembly, and that dormant clauses were inserted to
lower the voting age to 18 years, and for the establishment of a Senate
AND WHEREAS on the 19th day of May 1967, the opposition Labour
Party became the Government of Saint Vincent
AND W1HEREAS in December 1968 the ruling Labour Party set
aside all the agreed positions for which the special conference was
called and unilaterally amended the Statehood Constitution by sub-
mitting a White Paper which no longer includes the right of 18-year
olds to vote
AND WHEREAS the time was now ripe to implement the idea and
the agreement that persons between 18 and 21 be enrolled on the list
of electors
AND WHEREAS enumeralion was held in January, 1970 to bring
in the thirteen seat Assembly demarcated by the Boundaries Commis-
sion










AND WHEREAS this enumeration ignored the reduction of the voting
age to 18 years
BE IT RESOLVED AND IT Is HEREBY RESOLVED that steps be taken
by the Assembly as soon as possible to implement the reduction of the
voting age to 18 years for all citizens in general as well as in local
elections.

The Honourable Mrs. I. I. Joshua seconded the motion.
Question proposed
The Honourable J. L. Eustace joined the debate.
The Honourable Premier replied (S.O. 33 para 2) and proposed the
following amendment to the motion:

WHEREAS efforts of members of the present Government beginning
at the 1966 London Constitutional Conference when this Government
formed the Opposition and in the face of considerable resistance from
the present Opposition who at that time formed the Government have
resulted in provisions in the Constitution set out in Schedule 2 to the
Saint Vincent Constitution Order 1969 which permit the enactment
of legislation for giving to persons of or above the age of eighteen the
right to vote in elections of members of the House of Assembly
AND WHEREAS the rationale of the Constitutional provisions referred
to is that legislation reducing the minimum voting age from twenty--one
years to eighteen years should be introduced at such time as is considered
appropriate by the Government of the day
AND WIIERES tl is Government has been consistent in declaring
its stand in its published Party Manifesto of 1966, in the Throne Speech
of 26th June, 1967, an I on numerous occasions
BE IT RESOLVED that this House affirm its full coifidenee in the
judgement of Government to introduce legislation for the reduction of
the minimum voting ro'e.
The lHonourable S. E. Slater seconded the Amended motion.
Q('.sti )t n) (,ine nd ent' proposed.
The Eonourables J. F. Mitchell and L. C. Latham joined the debate.
The Honourable Leader oi the Opposition replied. (S.O. 33 para 1).
Question on amendment put and resolved in the affirmative without
division.
Main Question accordingly negative.

AD.J OURN MINT
Motion made and Question put and agreed to "that this House da now
adjourn'".









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House adjourned accordingly at 5.50 p.m.

C. St. C. DACON,
Speaker.



Confirmed this 7th day of September, 1970.

C. St. C. DACON,
Speaker.




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