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    Act No. 8 of 1975: An Act to provide for regarding service of Mr. George P. Dougan for the Period of employment as a teacher from 15th May 1935 to 31st March 1938, member of the staff of the Cotton Ginnery from May 11th 1938 to 30th April 1963 and from 11th July 1963 to 23rd February 1971 in the General Clerical Service as Service in offices under the Government of Saint Vincent, for the purposes of the Pensions Ordinance No. 16/48
        Page A-15
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    Act No. 9 of 1975: An Act to provide for the payment of retirement benefits to former Station Sergeant sydney Murphy of the Royal St. Vincent Police Force
        Page A-17
        Page A-18
    Act No. 10 of 1975: An Act to require Hotels to pay Hotel Levy
        Page A-19
        Page A-20
        Page A-21
        Page A-22
    Act No. 11 of 1975: An Act to amend the Jury Ordinance, 1938
        Page A-23
        Page A-24
    Act No. 12 of 1975: An Act to amend the Income Tax Ordinance, 1967
        Page A-25
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    Act No. 13 of 1975: An Act to require Banks to maintain Special Deposits with the Ministry of Finance
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    Act No. 14 of 1975: An Act to amend the Bank Holidays Ordinance, Cap. 161
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    Act No. 15 of 1975: An Act to Require Banks to pay an annual levy upon interest bearing accounts
        Page A-37
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    Act No. 16 of 1975: An Act to amend the Medical Officers Ordinance 1956
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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT


GAZETTE


glubhldthh by Authority


VOL. 108.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 MAY, 1975. [No. 26.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES


No. 82.
VACANT POST

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
annunu (fixed) plus a pay addition of $900
per annum. A travelling allowance is also
payable.
The post is established under Section 75(1)
of the St. Vincent Constitution Order 1969
and the holder cannot hold office after he has
attained the age of 55 years. Iis duties will
be:-
(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


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-
ment.
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 r cen
testimonials, n curriculum vitae and a reeee4
photograph should be forwardedjfo the Cliicf
Personnel Officer to reach him n(ft later 1jian
31st May 1975. Those from public ofibers

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SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 MAY, 1975.-(No. 26).


serving in other Territories should be for-
warded through their respective Covernllents.
Officers in the St. Vincent Public Scivice wv'o
have alrnady indicated! their interest in tlhe
post need not apply.

29th April, 1975.



No. 88.
LEGISLATION


The following Documents which mive been
assented to by His Excellency the Governor are
published with this issue of the Gazette:-
No. 8 of 1975.-An Act to provide for re-
gardling service of Mr. George 'P. Dougamn
for the period of elmploymentl as a teacher
from 15th May 1935) to 31st March 19!38,
imemb,,r of the staff of the Cotton Ginnerv
from Ma;y 11 th 193 to 3()th April 196i3
and fromil 11th July 1963 to 23rd Febru-
ary 1971 in the General Clerical Service
as Service in offices under the Governmnent
of Saint Vincent, for the purposes of the
Pensions Ordinance No. 16/48.
No. 9 of 1975.-An Act to provide for the
payment of retirement benefits to form,'r
Station Sergeant Sydney Murphy of tihe
Royal St. Vinicent Police Force.
No. 10 of 1975.-An Act to require Hotels
to pay Hotel Levy.
No. 11 of 1975.-An Act to amend the Jury
Ordinance, 1938.
No. 12 of 1975.-A'n Act to amend the In-
come Tax Ordinance, 1967.
No. 13 of 1975.-An Act to require Banks
to maintain Spectial Deposits with the
jMinistry of Finance.
No. 14 of 1975.-An Act 'to amend the Bank
Holidays Ordinance, Cap. 161.
No. 15 of 1975.-An Act to Require Banks
to pay an annual levy upon interest bear-
ing accounts.
No. 16 of 1975.-An Act to amend tih, Medi-
cal Officers Ordinance 1956.

20th May, 1975.

By Command,

O. E. LEIGERTWOOD,
Permanent Secretary,
Premier's Ofice.

PREMIER's OFFICE,
ST. VICENT,


20th May, 1975.


DEPARTMENTAL AND OTiER NO'IICES


IMMIGRATION NOTICE

Within the recent past Inmmigration Auther-
ities have discovered several applications for
passports with false information. A numb,,r of
these were applicai-ions by married women 'who
used their maiden names. In all these instances
very prominent members of the Community
compounded these falsities by signing the
dec larati.ons which I hey must lrave known were
false.

The attention of the public is drawn to
Section 222A of the Indictable (Offene,.s)
Ordinance, Cap. 24 as amended by the Passport
(Offences) Ordinance No. 31 of 19!)69 which
states iitcr alia:- "The forgery of any pass-
port or lie imakinl 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 le 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 wh'n in fact these documents :are
still in their possession.
All members of the public are hereby warned
against committing breaches of the Ordinance
a forlenletioil'd, as anyone found offending after
the publication of this notice will most definitely
be prosecuted.
E. B. JACKSON,
Commissioner of Police
Chief Immigration Offietr.


NOTICE

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
or take:-

Turtles

(a) Turtles or turtle eggs on land
(b) Turtles under 20 lbs in weight

Lobsters
(a) Lobsters carrying eggs
(b) Lobsters of less than 1 lb. in weight
(c) Lobsters of less than nine inches in
length
Closed Season
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.














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 MAY, l!573.-No. 26;).


Any person failing to comply with these regu-
lations mentioneid 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
EXAMINATION-1975.


A competitive examination on N iiich scholar-
ships wiil be awarded and pupils will be
sci -ted tor adiiissioll to til tw\o G\overn.-
ment Sncondary Scheools wi!l be Ield oni
friday 2"th Juiine, 1375, beginning at 9.UU0
a.nm.

2. Tli Scholarships are opl.n to p1i!;i!s,
attending Government, or Govemlient Assisted
or Registered lPriate Schlools which satisfy
the requirements of thie Board of Education,
and entitle the holder to free tuition, g:!ine.
and Library fees, and the necessary school
books and station vr. All Sclholhirship holdo ers,
who nlorimliy reside not 1ess than two miles
froit thle limits of Kingstow'n meas le.d by the
shorter p!ublir highway shall be entitled to
receive a lmintnin(nce grant at the rate of one
hun1ded and ninilety-two dollars per annu11m:
Provided that should a Seholhrshlip holder evase
so to reside, for any period during til tenure of
the scIlolarshlip, no maintenance gr;lat shall be
paid in respect of s:ich1 period, unless sinci
scholarship holder is living away from home
for th:, purpose of taking advantage of the
scholarshiip.

3. A candidate for the award of scholar-
ship imust:-
(a) he not less than 10 years G months
por mor'e than 12 years (6 months old
on the 30th September, 1975. Age
must be proved by a birth or
1aptismal certificate;
(b) have attended a Government or
Government Assisted or a Register-
ed Private School which satisfies tile
requirements of the Board of Educa-
tion, during the twelve (12) months
preceding the 31st May, 1975 for not


less than 75'/ of tille maxilmllu
attendances possible during such
period, as shown in the Atledtllance
lRegisier in the school;
(c) furniiish certificate of good conduct
from tlihe Head Teacher or 1Head
Teacliers of such school or schools;
(,d be nati\s of tlle State, or chitkircen
of j milives, or have hen resident jn
thli State for at least two years;

4. The Chief Education O)fiicer is emp)ower-
ed to accept for examination any candidate
who through illss a ialll lts iled to comply w\\ il
thlie requirements of paragraph 3(b) above,
wil reIsp.-t io tile number of attend nees;

5. No S.lihlarsllip shall be2 a\arled to Lvny
ealndidilIe. who obtoins l.-s than one-third of
the possible marks ill each subject, aml less
tlan om.ne-ilf of tile total possible marks in
thie oxa iiination.

6. Sclolilships are awarded for a period
of ]nt mor', than (6) six yeais, provided the
schol:lrs' ittend(ace, conduct andi progress as
shown by the term('s report are considIrdc
sal isfactory.

7. Oth-,r :::!a : :' s sell'cted for admis-
sil to, le lwo (iV!',l!iielowt Secondary Schools,
(must lnoti h loss lIlan 10 years ( months nor
more tiha 13: yoiars 6 months on thie :"'h Sep-
tember, 1975, and must al'*- '. same
.condition in p1'aT';')l: :( ove with respect
to t'ertifi'ica l of goi( cond s dl.

S. Candidates will be examined in Eng.lish
(inviluding C(m])re!eMioi) and Aritihmetti,
and shall be givmn awi intrlligeece Test.

9. llad Teac'hers a,'- requested to submit
tlie natis of candidates whlo may be elig'ble
for the award of schol;l;ships, and also tlhe
Ina e-; 'of i1hose for sel .cti. i to tlie two (G v( r:n-
ment Secondary Shlools as feepaying students
1o tlil prescribed forms, whliell must reahe
the (Chief Edu";tion Officer. not later thlian
Friday May 23rd. 1975.

10. Forns are, available at tle Minlisiry of
Education and Youth Affairs.

C. C. SAMUEL,
Prrmautnrt Srtnary, M.inifstry of
Education and Youth Affairs.


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SAINT VINCENT.


Act No- 8 of 1975

I Assent

RUPERT G. JOHN,
[ L.. ] Governor.
15th May, 1975.


AN ACT to provide for regarding service of Mr. George P.
Dougan for the period of employment as a teacher from
15th May 1935 to 31st March 1938, member of the staff
of the Cotton Ginnery from May 11th 1938 to 30th April
1963 and from 11th July 1963 to 23rd February 1971
in the General Clerical Service as Service in offices under
the Government of Saint Vincent, for the purposes of
the Pensions Ordinance No. 16/48.

[ 20th May, 1975. ]

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 George Dougan Pensions
Declaration Act 1975. Short title.

2. Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law. Declaratory
it is hereby declared that the periods from 15th May 1935 to Provision.
31st March 1938; May 11th 1938 to 30th April 1963; and 11th No. 16 of
July 1963 to 23rd February 1971 respectively during which 1948.



































No. 8. George Percival Dougan Pension Declaration 1975.


Mr. George Dougan served as teacher, member of the staff
of the Cotton Ginnery and temporary Class I Clerk in the
General Clerical Service of the State of Saint Vincent shall
for the purposes of the Pensions Ordinance 1948 be regarded
as public service in non-pensionable offices which service the
Governor may take into account as pensionable service.



Passed in the House of Assembly this 29th day of April, 1975.

OWEN CUFFY,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.


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SAINT VINCENT.



I Assent

Act No. 9 of 1975
RUPERT .G. JOHN,
[ L.S. ] Governor.

15th May, 1975.
AN ACT to provide for the payment of'retirement benefits to
former Station Sergeant Sydney Murphy of the Royal St.
Vincent Police Force.
[ 20th May, 1975. ]
Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by
and with the advice and consent of the House of Assembly of
St. Vincent, and by the authority of the same as follows: -
1. This Act may be cited as the Sydney Murphy Pensions, Short title.
Declaration Act, 1975.
2. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Police Ordinance Declaratory
No. 48 of 1947, it is hereby declared that retirement benefits No. 48 of 1947.
should be paid to Sydney Murphy as if he had opted for such Provision.
benefits in accordance with the provisions of the said Ordinance.

Passed in the House of Assembly this 29th day of April, 1975.
OWEN CUFFY,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.


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SAINT VINCENT.


Act No. 10 of 1975

I Assent .

RUPERT G. JOHN,

[ L. S. Governor.

15th May, 1975.

AN ACT to require Hotels, to pay Hotel Levy.

[ 20th May, 1975.
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 Hotel Levy Act, 1975. Short title.

2. In this Act the term- Inter-
"hotel" shall mean any hotel, apartment hotel, guest predation.
house, or other establishment consisting of a building
or group of buildings containing not less than ten bed-
rooms for the accommodation for reward of guests,
with central dining facilities and staff service under
single management, and including any establishment
registered under the Hotels Aid Ordinance;
'hotelier" shall mean the proprietor, manager or the
person for the time being in charge of a hotel;
"licensing officer" shall mean the officer for the time
being in charge of the Inland Revenue Licensing Office






















No. 10. Hotel Levy 1975.


in Kingstown or any member of the staff under the
control of that officer;
"Minister" shall mean the Minister of Finance;
"turnover" shall mean the gross receipt of a hotel from
all goods, services, meals, food, drink, and refreshments
of whatever kind supplied by th'e hotel including any
services charge imposed by the hotel; and
"year of payment" shall mean the year for which the
levy is imposed and during which it becomes payable.

Imposition 3. (1) There shall be imposed upon the annual turnover
of Levy. of all hotels a charge of one per centum, to be known as the
"hotel levy".
Method of (2) The levy, for each year of payment shall be cal-
Calculation. culated
(a) provisionally, by reference to the turnover of the
previous calendar year; and
(b) finally by reference to the turnover of the year
of payment.
Provided that for the purpose of the provisional payment
the licensing officer may accept any basis of- calculation which
appear to him to produce a reasonable approximation of the
turnover for the previous calendar year.

Method and 4. (1) The provisional levy for the year of payment shall
date of be paid by the hotelier to the licensing officer on the first day
payment. of April in the year of payment. The final calculation of the
levy for the year of payment shall be submitted by the hotelier
to'the licensing officer when making payment of the provisional
levy for the next following year of payment on the first day of
April in that next following year.
(2) The difference between the provisional payment
and the final calculation of payment of levy due for any year
of payment shall be adjusted by an increase or decrease, as the
case may be, in the provisional payment due for the next follow-
ing year of payment.

Variation of 5. The Minister may from time to time, by notice pub-
percentage. listed in the Gazette, vary the percentage referred to in sub-
section (1) of section 3 of this Act.


































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No. 10. Hotel Levy 1975.


6. Tie Ministdr imay make Regulations in respect of Regulations.
matters connected with the administration, including the time
of payment of the provisional and final payments due for any
year of payment.

7. The first year of payment under this Act shall be the Commence-
year 1975. ment.



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SAINT VINCENT.


Act No. 11 of 1975

I Assent


RUPERT G. JOHN,
Governor.


[ L.S. ]


15th May
AN ACT to amend the Jury Ordinance, 1938. /' "
[ 20th May, 1975. ] F"
Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty. by i .
and with the advice and consent of the House of Assembly .4
of Saint Vincent, and by the authority of the same as '
follows:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Jury (Amendment) Short ti '
Act, 1975, and shall be read as one with the Jury Ordinance,
1938, (hereinafter referred to as the principal Ordinance) No. 9 of 1938.
and all amendments thereto.
2. Section 12 of the principal Ordinance is amended by Section. 12 of
replacing the full stop at the end thereof with a colon and principal
adding the following proviso:- Ordinance
amended.
"Provided that when a count for a non-capital offence
is joined in an indictment with a count for a capital
offence the jury shall consist of twelve persons to
be selected by ballot whose verdict shall be
unanimous if delivered within two hours of its

























Jury (Amendment) Act


consideration but if delivered more than two hours
after its consideration the verdict of ten jurors
shall be received as the verdict in the cause."

New Section 3. The principal Ordinance is amended by adding
13A added, immediately after Section 13 the following new section:-


"Death,
absence, or
incapacity
of juror.


13A. If, during the course of any Criminal
Proceeding, one of the jury dies, or becomes
incapable of serving, or absents himself, it
shall not be necessary to discharge the jury
or to add thereto another juror, but the trial
shall be proceeded with by the remaining
jurors notwithstanding such death, absence,
or incapacity."


4. Section 14 of the principal Ordinance is amended
by renumbering it as subsection (1) and adding thereto the
following subsection:-


"Standing by.


(2) For the avoidance of any doubt, it
is hereby declared that the Crown is entitled,
as at common law in England, to ask that a
juror should "stand by" until the panel has
been exhausted."


Application. 5. The provisions of this Act shall extend and apply to
all proceedings after the commencement of this Act in respect
of indictable offences, whether such offences are committed
before, or at the time of, or after the commencement of this
Act.



Passed in the House of Assembly this 29th day of April, 1975.

OWEN CUFFY,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.


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SAINT VINCENT.


Act No- 12 of 1975

I Assent

RUPERT G. JOHN,

[ L. S. ] Governor.

15th May, 1975.-

AN ACT to amend the Income Tax Ordinance, 1967.

[ 201h MaUy, 1975. 1

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 Income Tax (Amendment) ihort title.
Act, 1975, and shall be read as one with the Tneome Tax Ordin- No. 21 of
No. 21 of
ance, 1967, (hereinafter referred to as the lpincipal Ordiniance) i97.
and all amendments thereto.

2. Section 2 of the principal Ordinance is hereby ainm(ded Section 2
by deleting the semi-colon coming at the end of the definition of principal
of "the Commonwealth" and adding the words and symbol "in amended.
the Fourth Schedule;".

3. Section 5(k) of the principal Ordinance is hereby -principal
amended by adding after the word "Service"'the following- Section 5 of
"or to an officer engaged under the Overseas Service Aid Ordiance
Scheme'.
























No. 12. Income Tax (Amendment) 1975.


Section 8 4. Section 8(1) of the principal Ordinance is hereby
of principal amended yv deleting the final full stop and adding the words
amended. and symbol 'within the State.".
Section 51 5. Section 51(1) of the principal Ordinance is hereby
of principal amended as follows:-
Ordiinance
.naenided. (a) by deleting the word "March" and substituting
therefore the word "January"
(h) by deleting sub-section (2) thereof, and
(c) by renumbering sub-sections (3) and (4) as sub-
sections (2) and (3).

Section 51A 6. The principal Ordinance is hereby amended by the.
added to addition after section 51, of the following new section;-
principal
Ordinance.
Documents 51A. (1) Where any person who carries
luto ed in on any trade, profession or vocation makes a
a Return of return of income for any year of assessment
Income. and accounts of his trade or profession for any
accounting period relating to such year of
assessment have been prepared or examined by
another person in a professional capacity, then
he shall furnish with such return of income a
copy of such accounts signed by himself and
by such other person together with a certificate
signed by such person:-
(i) where such accounts wee' pre-
pared by such other person,
specifying the nature of the
hooks of account and documents
from which such accounts were
so prepared; and
(ii) stating whether and subject to
what reservations, if any, he
considers that such accounts
present a true and fair view -9
the gains or profits from s- -'
trade, profession or vocation for
such period.























No. 12. Income Tax (Amendment) 1975.


(2) The Comptroller may, by notice
in writing, require any person who has made a
return of income and to whom subsection- (1)
applies to furnish him within a reasonable time,
not being less than 30 days from the date of
service of such notice:-

(a) in the case of a company or partner-
ship, with a certificate specifying the
nature and amounts of all payments of
whatsoever kind made, and the nature
of any benefit, advantage, or facility
of whatsoever kind granted, in the case
of a company, to the directors thereof
or, in the case of a partnership, to the
partners; and such certificate shall be
signed by a majority of the directors
or partners, as the case may be, or, if
there are less than three such directors
or partners, by all such directors or
partners;
(b) a certificate signed by the professional
person who prepared or examined the
accounts a copy which was sent with
such return:-
(i) stating whether to the best of
his knowledge and belief the
certificate referred to in para-
graph (a) is true and correct;
(ii) where such accounts were pre-
pared by such professional per-
son, recording the extent of his
verification of the books of
account and documents pro-
duced to him;
F (iii) where such accounts were ex-
amined by such professional
person, specifying the nature
of the books of account and
documents produced to him and
the extent of his examination























No. 12. Income Tax (Amendment) 1975.


(3) Where any professional person
refuses to give nny certificate referred to in sub-
section (1) or (2), then he shall furnish to the
person who made the return a statement in
writing of such refusal and of the reasons
therefore and the person who made such return
shall send such statement to the Comptroller.
(4) Where any person who carries
on any trade, profession or vocation makes a
return of income for any year of assessment
and accounts of his trade or profession for any
accounting period relating to such year of
assessment have not ben prepared or examined
by another person in a professional capacity,
then he shall furnish with such return of income
such accounts of his trade or profession for the
accounting period relating to such year of
assessment as are necessary to support the in-
formation contained in such return together
with:-
(a) a certificate signed by himself:-
(i) specifying the nature of the
books of account and documents
from which such accounts were
prepared;
(ii) stating whether such accounts
reflect all the transactions of
his trade, profession or vocation
and present a true and fair view
of the gains or profits from such
trade, profession or vocation for
such period;
(b) in the case of a company or part-
nership, a certificate specifying
the nature and amounts of all pay-
ments of whatsoever kind made to,
and 1he nature of any benefit, ad-
vantage, or facility, of whatsoever
kind, granted, in the case of a
company, to the directors thereof
or, in the case of a partnership, to
the partners;
























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and such certificate shall be signed
by a majority of the directors or
partners, as the case may be, or,
if there are less than three such
directors or partners, by all such
directors or partners.
(5) In this section "accounts'
means a balance sheet or statement of assets
and liabilities, and a trading account, profit and
loss account, receipts and payments account, or
other similar accoullt however named.
7. Section 70(l) of the principal Ordimance is hereby Section 70
amended by inserting between the words "payable" and "oi" to principal
'f m c o the rst Ordinance
the words "for companies on -the first day of April and for anmndud.
other persons"
8. The principal Ordinance is hereby amended by the Section 74A
addition immediately after section 74 of the following new added to
section :- rinipal
tOrdinance.
Power to 74A. (1) The Comptroller may, by notice
appoint in writing, if he thinks it necessary, declare
agent. any person to be the agent of any other person
and the person so declared the agent shall be
the agent of such other person for the pur-
poses of this Ordinance, and may be required,
notwithstanding anything contained in any
other law, to pay any tax due from any
moneys including rents, interest, pensions,
salary, wages, or any other remuneration which
may be held by him for, or due by him to the
person whose agent lie has been declared to
be, and in default of such payment the tax
shall be recoverable from him in the manner
provided by this Ordinance for the recovery
and enforcement of the payment of tax.
Power to (2) For the purposes of this section the
require Comptroller may require any person to give
information. ]inl information as to uny moneys, fund or
other assets which may be held by him for or
any moneys due by him to any other person.























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Appeal. (3) Where any person declared by the
Comptroller to be the agent of any other
person under the provisions of subsection (1)
of this section is aggrieved by such declara-
tion lie may apply to the Comptroller by notice
of objection in writing, to cancel such declara-
tion and failing to obtain such cancellation
mny appeal to a judge in chambers upon giving
notice in writing to the Comptroller in accord-
ance with the provisions of section 68 of this
Ordinance.

Section 77 9. Section 77 of the principal Ordinance is hereby
of principal amended as follows:-
Ordinance
amended.
(a) by deleting the words "goods and chattels" and
substituting therefore the words "goods, chattels
and real property".
(b) by the addition of the following proviso:-
"Provided that no levy shall be made on real
property within twelve months from the date of
the notice of assessment in which the said tax
is charged"
Section 83 10. Section 8:(1) of the principal Ordinance is hereby
principal amended by substituting a comma for the full. stop after the
amended, words "excess refunded" and inserting the words "subject to
the deduction therefrom of any tax in arrears owing by such
person for any other year of assessment".
Fourth 11. The principal Ordinance is hereby amended by the
Schedule addition immediately after the Third Schedule the following
priecip new schedule:-
Ordinance.
"FOURTH SCHEDULE (Section 2)

ANTIGUA GIBRALTAR SEYCHELLES
AUSTRALIA GILBERT & SIERRA LEONE
ELLICE
ISLANDS
.BAHAMAS GRENADA SINGAPORE
BARBADOS GUYANA






















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BELIZE
BERMUDA
BOTSWANA

BRITISH SOLO-
MON ISLANDS
BRITISH VIRGIN
ISLANDS
CANADA
CHANNEL
ISLANDS
CYPRUS
FALKLAND
ISLANDS
FIJI
GAMBIA





GHANA


HONG KONG
INDIA
ISLE OF MAN


JAMAICA



LESOTHO
MALAWI

MALAYSIA
MALTA

MAIRITIUS
MONTSERRAT





NEW HEBRIDES
NEW ZEALAND
NIGERIA
RIIODESIA
ST. HELENA


SRI LANKA
ST. KITTS-NEVIS-
ANGUILLA

ST. LUCIA
ST. VINCENT

SWAZILAND
TANZANIA

TONGA
TRINIDAD &
TOBAGO
UGANDA
UNITED KING-
DOM OF GREAT
BRITAIN &
NORTHERN
IRELAND
ZAMBIA


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Act No. 13 of 1975

I Assent,


RUPERT G. JOHN,

[ L. S. ] Goyernor.

15th May, 1975.

AN ACT to require Banks to maintain Special Deposits with
the Ministry of Finance.


[ 20th May, 1975. ]

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 Banks (Special Deposits)
Act, 1975.

2. In this Act the term
"Banik" means every bank which is trading within the
State, and incorporated outside the State;
"Deposit liabilities" means liabilities in respect of all
savings accounts 'and includes fixed deposits and cur-
rent accounts;
''Minister" means the Minister of Finance;
"Quarter" means the periods of three months ending


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No. 13. Banks (Special Deposits) 1975.

on March 30, June 30, September 30, and December 31
each year".
"Special deposits" means a deposit made under the
provisions of this Act;
SpecialDeposits. 3. Subject to Section 5(1) of this Act every bank shall
maintain a deposit with the Accountant General of an amount
equivalent to two and one half per centum of the amount of its
total deposit liabilities.
Method of 4. The amount of the special deposits required to be
Calculation. maintained by a bank during any quarter with the Accountant
General shall be an amount equivalent to two and one half per
centum of its total deposits or liabilities at the close of business
on the last day of the preceding quarter.
Variation of 5. (1) The Minister may from time to time by notice pub-
percentage. lished in the Gazette vary the percentage of deposit liabilities
which banks are required to maintain with the Accountant Gen-
eral as special deposits under this section.
(2) Where such percentage is increased it shall be the
duty of the Minister to give all banks at least thirty days notice
in writing of the date on which the increase is to take effect.
Date of payment. 6. (1) Initial payment of the special deposit and any
subsequent payments occasioned by an increase in the rate per
centum shall be made in the manner and at the date or dates
determined by the Minister.
(2) Any further payments by, or refunds to the banks,
arising from increases or decreases respectively in the deposit
liabilities as calculated at the end of each quarter, shall be made
within 15 days of the end of that quarter.
Regulations. 7. The Minister may make regulations in respect of mat-
ters connected with the administration of this Act.
Commencement. 8. This Act shall have retrospective effect from the 20th
day of February, 1975.

Passed in the House of Assembly this 29th day of April, 1975.

OWEN CUFFY,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.


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Act No- 14 of 1975 -
I- Assent,
RUPERT G. JOHN,
[L. S. ] Governor.
15th May, 1975.
AN ACT to amend the Bank Holidays Ordinance, Cap. 161.
[ 20th May, 1975. ]
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 Bank Holidays (Amend- Short title.
ment) Act, 1975 and shall be read as one with the Bank
Holidays Ordinance Cap. 161 (hereinafter referred to as the
principal Ordinance) and all amendments thereto.
2. The Schedule to the principal Ordinance is amended Schedule to
by inserting in chronological order the following:- principal
Ordinance
The 1st Monday of y.lv to be known as Caribbean Amended.
Day. '

Passed in the House of Ass ibly this 29th day of April; 1975.

OWEN CUFFY,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.


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Act No- 15 of 1975

I Assent,

RUPERT G. JOHN,

[L. S. ] Governor.

15th May, 1975.

AN ACT to Require Banks to pay an annual levy upon
interest bearing accounts.
[ 20th May, 1975.

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 Interest Levy Act, 1975. Short title.

2. In this Act the term:- Inter-
"Bank" shall mean every Bank which is trading pretation.
within the State, and incorporated outside the State;
"Deposit balances" shall mean the credit balances in
all interest-bearing savings accounts and fixed or
time deposit accounts;
"Minister" shall mean the Minister of Finance; and
"Year of payment" shall mean each calender year,
commencing with the year 1975, for which a levy
is imposed by this Act.

























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Imposition 3. (1) Every Bank shall pay on the first day of July
of Levy. il each year a levy of one percentum of the average deposit
balances.
Method of (2) The average deposit balance shall be computed
Calculation. for the purposes of subsection (1) of this section as the
average of such balances at the end of each month in the
calender year immediately prior to the year of payment-

Provided that within one month of the end of the
year of payment the levy for that year shall be re-cilculated
as the average of the deposit balances at the end of each
month in the year of payment. If the re-calculated levy is
greater than the sum already paid as levy by the Bank for
the year of payment a further sum, representing the
difference between the payment and the re-ealculated levy,
shall become due and payable on or before the end of the
month following the end of the year of payment. If the
re-calculated levy is less than the sum already paid as levy
by the Bank for the year of payment the difference shall be
refunded on' or before the end of the month following the end
of the year of payment.

Method of 4. All sums levied under this Act shall be paid to the
payment. Accountant General on the due dates.

Regulations. 5. The Minister may make Regulations in respect of
matters connected' with the administration of this Act.



Passed in the House of Assembly this 29th day of April, 1975.

OWEN CUFFY,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.


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SAINT VINCENT. '


Act No. 16 of 1975

I Assent,

RUPERT G. JOHN,
[L. S. ] Governor.

15th May, 1975.
AN ACT to amend the Medical Officers Ordinance 1956.

[ 20th May, 1975. ]
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 Medical Officers Short title.
(Amendment) Act, 1975, and shall be read as one with the No. 28 of
Medical Officers Ordinance 1956, (hereinafter referred to as 1956.
the principal Ordinance) and all amendments thereto.
2. Section 17 of 'the principal Ordinance is hereby
amended by:-
(a) deletion of the words 'Senior Medical Officer'
wherever those words appear in the section and
the substitution therefore of the words 'Hospital
Administrator';
(b) deletion of the words 'Medical Officer in charge Legalt
of such hospital' and the substitution therefore contract
of the words, 'the member of the staff of the debts.




































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No. 16. Medical Oficers (Amendment) 1975.


Hospital Administrator for the time being in
charge of the office of the Hospital Adminis-
trator'.



Passed in the House of Assembly this 29th day of April, 1975.

OWEN CUFFY,
Clerk of the House of Assembly.


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