biuh tfiag bh Authoritu
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 13 MAY, 1975.
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
It is notified for general information that there will be a Meeting of the House of
Assembly at the Assembly Chamber, Kingstown, on Thursday 22nd May, 1975 at 10.00 a.m.
A cordial invitation is extended to the general public.
Clerk of the House of Assembly.
13th May, 1975.
POST OF DIRECTOR OF AUDIT
Applications are invited for the vacant post
of Director of Audit, St. Vincent. The post
is pensionable and the salary is $11,400 per
annum (fixed) plus a pay addition of $900
per annum. A travelling allowance is also
The post is established under Section 75(1)
of the St. Vincent Constitution Order 1969
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and the holder cannot hold office after lie has
attained the age of 55 years. His duties will
(a) to satisfy himself that all moneys that
have been appropriated by Parliament
and disbursed have been applied to the
purpose to which they were so appro-
priated and that the expenditure con-
forms to the authority that governs it;
(b) at least once in every year to audit and
report on the public accounts of Saint
Vincent, the accounts of all officers and
authorities of the Government of Saint
Vincent, the accounts of all courts in
St. Vincent (including any accounts of
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the Court of Appeal or the High Court
maintained in St. Vincent), the accounts
of every Commission established by this
Constitution and the accounts of the
Clerk to the House of Assembly; and
(c) to exercise such other functions in rela-
tion to the accounts of the Government
of Saint Vincent or the accounts of other
authorities or bodies established by law
for public purposes as may be prescribed
by or under any law enacted by Parlia-
In the exercise of his functions the Director
of Audit is not subject to the direction or
control of any other person or authority.
Quarters, free medical service and medicines
are not provided.
Applicants should preferably possess a sound
knowledge of Government accounting proced-
ures and of the functions and operations of a
Public Service. However persons possessing
experience in accounting and auditing in the
private sector will also be considered.
Applications accompanied by two recent
testimonials, u curriculum vitae and a recent
photograph should be forwarded to the Chief
Personnel Officer to reach him not later than
31st May 1975. Those from public officers
serving in other Territories should be for-
warded through their respective Governments.
Officers in the St. Vincent Public Service who
have already indicated their interest in the
post need not apply.
29th April, 1975.
O. E. LEtGERTWOOD,
13th May, 1975.
DEPARTMENTAL AND OTHER NOTICES
POST OFFICE NOTICE
It is hereby notified for general information
that a Grenadines of St. Vincent Special Issue
of Postage Stamps depicting local butterflies
would be released for sale at the General Post
Office, in Kingstown on Thursday 15th May,
The Stamps are in denominations of:
i 3# Soldier Martinique.
5# .-.. Silver Spotted Flambeau.
I.S 350 ... Gold Rim.
45# ...... The Bright Blue/Donkey Eye
$1.00 ..... The Biscuit.
Official First Day Covers would be on sale at
the price of $2.20 each.
E. R. HANNAWAY,
Within the recent past Immigration Author-
ities have discovered several applications for
passports with false information. A number of
these were applications by married women who
used their maiden names. In all these instances
very prominent members of the Community
compounded these falsities by signing the
declarations which they must have known were
The attention of the public is drawn to
Section 222A of the Indictable (Offences)
Ordinance, Cap. 24 as amended by the Passport
(Offences) Ordinance No. 31 of 1969 which
states inter alia:- "The forgery of any pass-
port or the making by any person of a statement
which is to his knowledge untrue for the pur-
pose of procuring a passport, whether for him-
self or any other person, shall be a misdemeanor
punishable with imprisonment not exceeding
two years or a fine not exceeding five hundred
dollars or both such imprisonment and fine".
In addition to the above, several persons have
made statements alleging that their passports
have been lost when in fact these documents are
still in their possession.
All members of the public are hereby warned
against committing breaches of the Ordinance
aforementioned, as anyone found offending after
the publication of this notice will most definitely
E. B. JACKSON,
Commissioner of Police
Chief Immigration Officer.
THE AGRICULTURAL AND CO-OPERATIVE
BANK OF ST. VINCENT.
Applications are invited for a suitably
qualified person resident in Saint Vincent for
the post of Accountant, Agricultural and Co-
operative Bank of Saint Vincent.
Responsible for all accounting procedures
and practices of the Bank, including accounting
records; maintaining deposit/current account
with a Commercial Bank; preparing and issuing
all cheques, instalment notices and status of
account; checking terms of repayment when
taking a first charge for security of loans;
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posting and custody of security documents;
routine collection procedure; staff administra-
tive records; preparing under direction, the
annual budget and Financial Report.
Preference will be given to applicants with
at least five years relevant experience in Com-
mercial Acounting/Banking and who can pro-
duce documentary evidence of proficiency from
any recognized course in Accountancy.
Salary shall be determined from the above
A selected candidate coming from a.pension-
able position within the Civil Service will be
eligible to retain pension and certain other
Civil Service benefits.
Applications in sealed envelopes should be
addressed to the Chairman, Board of Directors,
Agricultural and Co-operative Bank, c/o
Ministry of Finance, Kingstown to reach the
Ministry not later than Thursday, 15th May,
The Public is hereby reminded that in accord-
ance with the Birds and Fish Protection Ordin-
ance Cap. 44 as amended, it is prohibited to kill
(a) Turtles or turtle eggs on land
(b) Turtles under 20 lbs in weight
(a) Lobsters carrying eggs
(b) Lobsters of less than 1 lb. in weight
(c) Lobsters of less than nine inches in
There is a closed season for turtles between
1st May and 31st July, and a closed season for
lobsters between 1st May and 30th September.
Any person failing to comply with these regu-
lations mentioned'"above shall on a first convic-
tion before a Magistrate be liable to a fine of
$250.00; or any subsequent conviction to a fine
of $500.00 and in default to imprisonment for
any term not exceeding three (3) months.
Ministry of Trade and Agriculture
16th April, 1975.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND ENTRANCE
A competitive examination on which scholar-
ships will be awarded and pupils will be
selected for admission to the two Govern-
ment Secondary Schools will be held on
Friday 27th June, 1975, beginning at 9.00
2. The Scholarships are open to pupils
attending Government, or Government Assisted
or Registered Private Schools which satisfy
the requirements of the Board of Education,
and entitle the holder to free tuition, games
and Library fees, and the necessary school
books and stationery. All Scholarship holders,
who normally reside not less than two miles
from the limits of Kinmstown measured by the
shortest public highway shall be entitled to
receive a maintenance grant at the rate of one
hundred and ninety-two dollars per annum:
Provided that should a Scholarship holder cease
so to reside, for any period during the tenure of
the scholarship, no maintenance grant shall be
paid in respect of such period, unless such
scholarship holder is living away from hlo'e
for the purpose of taking advantage of the
3. A candidate for the award of scholar-
(a) be not less tl.n i 19 years 6 months
nor to. 'n : 'i 12 years 6 months old
on the 30th September, 1975. Age
must be proved by a birth or
(b) have attended a Government or
Government Assisted or a Register-
ed Private School which satisfies the
requirements of the Board of Educa-
tion, during the twelve (12) months
preceding the 31st'May, 1975 for not
less than 75/7 of the maximum
attendances possible during such
period, as shown in the Attendance
Register in the school;
(c) furnish certificate of good conduct
from the Head Teacher or Head
Teachers of such school or schools;
(d) be natives of the State, or children
of natives, or have been resident in
the State for at least two years;
4. The Chief Education Officer is empower-
ed to accent for examination any candidate
who through illness has failed to comply with
the requirements of paragraph 3(b) above,
with respect to the number of attendances;
5. No Scholarship shall be awarded to any
candidate who obtains less than one-third of
the possible marks in each subject, and less
than one-half of the total possible marks in
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6. Scholarships are awarded for a period
of not more than (6) six years, provided the
scholars' attendance, conduct and progress as
shown by the term's report are considered
7. Other candidates selected for admis-
sion to the two Government Secondary Schools,
must not be less than 10 years 6 months nor
more than 13 years 6 months on the 30th Sep-
tember, 1975, and must also satisfy the same
condition in paragraph 3(c) above with respect
to certificate of good conduct.
8. Candidates will be examined in English
(including Comprehension) and Arithmetic,
and shall be given an Intelligence Test.
9. Head Teachers are requested to submit
the names of candidates who may be eligible
for the award of scholarships, and also the
names of those for selection to the two Govern-
ment Secondary Schools as feepaying students
on the prescribed forms, which must reach
the Chief Education Officer. not later than
Friday May 28rd, 1975.
10. Forms are available at the Ministry of
Education and Youth Affairs.
C. C. SAMUEL,
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Education and Youth Affairs.
EAST CARIBBEAN CURRENCY AUTHORITY
STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES AS AT 28TH FEBRUARY,
EC $ EC $
NOTES IN CIRCULATION -40,641,519
COIN IN CIRCULATION 5,635,169
UNPRESENTED CHEQUES .... 12,576
EC $ EC $
AND MONEY AT CALL
IN LONDON 20,127,326
TREASURY BILLs .... 14,901,833
MENT SECURITIES .... 21,753,469
REGIONAL CURRENCIES ..... 1,055,600
OTHER I ABILITIES
61,798,422 BANKERS BALANCES .. 1,393,192
4,956,157 LOCAL ASSETS:
GOVT. DEBENTURES ... 6,412,900
8,598,795 TREASURY BILLS 7,546,560
OTHER ASSETS 2 2,161,494 16,120,954
[Proportion of external
assets to demand liabil-
CECIL A. JACOBS,
"RINTED TB THU GOVERNMENT -PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINOSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price 50 cents. ]