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    Act No. 21 of 1976: An Act to amend the Recovery of Possession
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    Act No. 22 of 1976: An Act to provide for expenditure during the financial year ended on the thirtieth day of June one thousand nine hundred and seventy-six upon certain services in excess of the Appropriation Law relating to the years one thousand nine hundred and seventy-five and one thousand nine hundred and seventy-six
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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 56: Aid to Pioneer Industries (R. & N. Rubber Products Limited) (Manufacture of Rubber Mats) Order, 1976
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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT


GAZETTE


publiah bya Authority

VOL. 109. ] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 NOVEMBER, 1976. [No. 53.


GOVERNMENT


NOTICES


No. 144.


HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY


Notice of Intention to Introduce Private Bill

Notice is hereby given that the Church of God of Prophecy in St. Vincent intends to
promote a Private Bill for an Act to provide for the incorporation of the Trustees of the
said Church of God of Prophecy.
Objects and Reasons
The object of this Bill is to permit the Body of free religious worshippers to set up
churches and places of worship, and to acquire, hold, sell, buy and otherwise deal with all
property for the purposes of their said denomination or religion and other charitable purposes.
J. CLEMENT NOEL,
Clerk of the House of Assembly, Ag.


26th October, 1976.


No. 145.
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

Notice of Intentioi to Introduce Private Bill


Notice is hereby given that the International Pentecostal Assembly of the West Indies
in St. Vincent intends to promote a Bill for an Act to provide for the Incorporation of the
Trustees of the said International Pentecostal Assembly of the West Indies.









278 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 NOVEMBER, 1976.-(No. 53).

Objects and Reasons

The object of this Bill is to permit the body of free religious worshippers, united in
congregation, to set up churches and places of worship and to acquire, hold, sell, buy and
otherwise deal with all property for the purposes of their said denomination or religion and
other charitable purposes.
J. CLEMENT NOEL,
Clerk of the House of Assembly, (Ag.).


26th October, 1976.


No. 157.
APPOINTMENT ON TRANSFER



Mr. FELIX BOWMAN, Assistant Storekeeper,
Public Works Department as Officer-in-Charge,
Belair Crusher, Public Works Department,
Ministry of Communications, Works & Labour
with effect from 1st November 1976.

9th November, 1976.


No. 158.
VACANCY FOR DIRECTOR, GENERAL
SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION DIVISION



Applications are invited for the post of
Director, General Services and Administration
Division in the Caribbean Community Secre-
tariat.

2. Appointment may be on a permanent basis
or on secondment from the Public Service of a
Member State of the Caribbean Community.

3. Candidates for the post would normally be
expected to possess a University Degree, training
in Public Administration and considerable
experience in general and personnel administra-
tion at a high level in the public service of a
Member State or in an international or regional
organisation.

4. Only candidates with the necessary quali-
fications and experience need apply.

5. Full details may be obtained from the
Chief Personnel Officer Service Commissions
Department, Kingstown.

6. The closing date for receipt of applications
at the Secretariat in Georgetown is 15th Novem-
ber, 1976.


9th November, 1976.


No. 159.
LEGISLATION


The following Acts which have been assented
to by His Excellency the Governor are published
with this issue of the Gazette:-
No. 20 of 1976.-An Act to provide for the
establishment, constitution, functions,
powers and duties of the Arrowroot
Industry Association and for the purposes
connected therewith a nd incidental
thereto.
No. 21 of 1976.-A'n Act to amend the
Recovery of Possession.
No. 22 of 1976.-An Act to provide for
expenditure during the financial year
ended on the thirtieth day of June one
thousand nine hundred and seventy-six
upon certain services in excess of the
Appropriation Law relating to the years
o"le thousand nine hundred and seventy-
five and one thousand nine hundred and
seventy-six.
9th November, 1976.



No. 160.
The following Document is published with
this issue of the Gazette:-
S.R. & 0. No. 56.-Aid to Pioneer Industries
(R. & N. Rubber Products Limited)
(Manufacture of Rubber Mats) Order,
1976.
9th November, 1976.

By Command,

J. A. POMPEY,
Acting Permanent Secretary,
Premier's Ofice.

PBaMIE's OFFICE,
ST. VINCNT,


9th November, 1976.

























SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 NOVEMBER, 1976.-(No. 53).


DEPARTMENTAL AND OTHER NOTICES

NOTICE

The General Public is hereby notified that with
effect from December 1, 1976 there will be an
increase in the price of Plants produced by the
Agricultural Stations as follows:-


Oranges
(rtaniques
Grapefruit
Tangerine
Mangoes
Avocado Pears
Black-Pepper
Passion-Fruit
Vanilla


Limes
Cocoa
Mauby
Nutmegs


...... 50 cts.


.... 25 ts.


A. EUSTACE,
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Trade and Agriculture.


POST OF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
NATIONAL PROVIDENT YITND
ST. VINCENT



Applications are invited from suitably quali-
fied persons for appointment to the post of
Executive Officer, National Provident Fund.

Applicants should be in possession of at least
three subjects G.C.E. "0" Level including
Mathematics and English or the equivalent.
A minimum of five years experience in a Senior
post in the accounting field is essential.

Salary will be in the scale $5100 X $300-
$6600. Plus an interim pay increase of $900.00
per annum.

Applications together with two recent testi-
monials should be addressed to the Director,
National Provident Fund to reach him not later
than 30th November, 1976.

26th October, 1976.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. TINCENT.
[ Price 50 ceits. 3


















THE ARROWROOT INDUSTRY ACT 1976
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
PART I-PRELIMINARY

Section
1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.

PART II-ESTABLISHMENT
CONSTITUTION, FUNCTIONS, POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE
ASSOCIATION

3. Establishment of the Association.
4. Constitution and qualification for membership of the Association.
5. Application for membership of the Association.
6. Cessation of membership.
7. Seal of the Association.
8. Functions of the Association.
9. Powers of the Association.
10. Association sole exporter of arrowroot.
11. Grading of arrowroot.

PART III-ESTABLISHMENT, CONSTITUTION AND FUNCTIONS
OF THE BOARD

12. Establishment of the Board.
13. Constitution of the Board.
14. Disqualification from membership of the Board.
15. Functions of the Board.
16. Compilation of list of persons for inspection.
17. Cabinet may give directions to the Board.

'PART IV-MEETINGS, PROCEDURE AND STAFF

18. Meetings and Procedure.
19. Appointment and duties of general manager.
20. Appointment of other staff.
21. Staff to give account.

PART V-FINANCIAL

22. Loans to growers. S
23. Funds of the Association. ,\
24. Power to borrow. '-

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25. Guarantee of borrowings.
26. Reserve Fund.
27. Application of funds.
28. Remuneration of members.
29. Pension and Provident Fund scheme.
30. Estimates.
31. Accounts.
32. Quarterly statements.
33. Inspection and audit of accounts.

PART VI-MISCELLANEOUS

34. Service of notices, etc. on Association.
35. Institution of proceedings.
36. Protection of Board, Association and members.
37. Exemption of the Association from income tax, etc.
38. Evidence.
39. Disclosure of interest.
40. Regulations.

PART VII-TRANSITIONAL

41. Transfer of assets, etc.
42. Transfer of officers and preservation of pensions.
43. Repeal of No. 15 of 1954 and No. 19 of 1966.


SCHEDULE






























SAINT VINCENT.


Act No. 20 of 1976.
I ASSENT
RUPERT G. JOHN,
[L.S.] Governor.
2nd November, 1976.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment, constitution, func-
tions, powers and duties of the Arrowroot Industry Associa-
tion and for purposes connected therewith and incidental
thereto.
[9th November, 1976.]
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:-.
PART I-PRELIMINARY
1. This Act may be cited as the Arrowroot Industry Act, Short title.
1976.

2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-- Interpretation.
"arrowroot plant" means the rhizomes of the plant
known as maranta arundinacea;
''arrowroot product" means the separated and purified
starch derived-from the rhizomes of the arrowroot plant;
"Association" means the Arrowroot Industry Associa-
tion established by section 3 of this Act;
"Board" means the Arrowroot Industry Board estab.
lishod by scction 12 of this Act;





















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"Minister" means the Minister for the time being
responsible for matters relating to agriculture;
"year" means a period of twelve months beginning on
the first day of October in any year;
PART II-ESTABLISHMENT, CONSTITUTION,
FUNCTIONS, POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE
ASSOCIATION
Establish- 3. There is hereby established the Arrowroot Industry
ment of the Association which shall be a body corporate, with perpetual
Association. succession and a common seal, and with power to sue and be sued
in its corporate name.
Constitution 4. (1) The following persons shall be eligible for member-
and qualifi- ship of the Association-
cation for
membership (a) any person who produces and delivers annually to
of the
Association. the Association not less than two thousand pounds
of arrowroot product;
(b) any person who grows and delivers annually to the
Association not less than twelve thousand five
hundred pounds of arrowroot plant.
Application 5. (1) Application for membership of the Association
for member- shall be addressed to the general manager who may require the
ship of the
Association. applicant to furnish evidence of his qualification for member-
ship for consideration by the Board.
(2) Where the applicant is a corporation, partnership
or co-operative society, a representative to serve on the Associa-
tion shall be nominated by such corporation, partnership or
co-operative society.
(3) Any person whose application for membership is
rejected by the Board, may appeal by instrument in writing to
the Magistrate of the district in which that person resides,
within fourteen days of such rejection.
(4) Notice of the hearing of the appeal shall be served
by the Magistrate upon the Association not less than seven days
before the date fixed for the hearing.
(5) If the applicant satisfies the Magistrate of his
eligibility for membership of the Association, the Magistrate
shall make an order directing the chairman of the Board to
admit the applicant to membership.






















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(6) The decision of the Magistrate shall be final, except
that in the event of the dismissal of an appeal the applicant
may submit a fresh application for membership after the expira-
tion of six months from the date of such decision.
(7) The chairman shall be liable to a penalty not
exceeding twenty-five dollars for each day during which he
fails to admit the applicant to membership in pursuance of an
order under subsection (5) of this section.

6. A member shall cease to be a member of the Association Cessation of
if he ceases to be qualified under subsection (1) of section 4 of membership.
this Act.

7. (1) The seal of the Association shall be kept in the Seal of the
custody of the general manager of the Association and may be Association.
affixed to instruments pursuant to a resolution of the Board and
in the presence of the chairman or the deputy chairman, the
general manager and one other member.
(2) The seal of the Association shall be duly authenti-
cated by the signature of the chairman, or the deputy chairman,
and the general manager and it shall, when so authenticated, be
officially and judicially noticed.
(3) All instruments other than those required by law
to be under seal, and all decisions, made by the Association may
be signified under the hand of the chairman or the general
manager.

8. The functions of the Association shall be- Functions of
tihe
(a) to promote and encourage the growing of arrowroot Association.
plant and the development of the Arrowroot
Industry;
(b) to supervise the production and processing of
arrowroot plant;
(c) to erect and operate factories for the processing
of arrowroot plant;
(d) to control the export marketing of arrowroot
product;
(c) to buy, sell or deal in fertilizers, agricultural im-
plements and agricultural supplies for the benefit
of the arrowroot industry;






















No. 20. Arrowroot Industry 1976.


(f) to undertake or to promote research in the culti-
vation of arrowroot plant.
Powers of the 9. The Association shall have power to do all things
Association. and to enter into all such transactions as it considers necessary
for or conducive or incidental to the proper discharge of the
functions, described in section 8 of this Act including and with-
out prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power-
(a) to make loans to growers of the arrowroot plant
in accordance with section 22 of this Act; and
(b) to furnish technical advice to growers' of the
arrowroot plant.

Association 10. (1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, the
sole Association shall be the sole exporter of arrowroot.
exporter of
arrowroot. (2) No person other than the Association shall export
or attempt to export the arrowroot product except under, a
licence to do so granted by the Board.
(3) Any person who contravenes the provisions of
subsection (2) of this section shall be guilty of an offence and
liable to-
(a) a fine of five hundred dollars or to imprisonment
not exceeding six months; and
(b) forfeiture of the arrowroot product which forms
the subject-matter of the offence.

Grading of 11. (1) The Association shall grade all arrowroot product
Arrowroot. delivered to the Association.

(2) The grade to which any arrowroot product has
been assigned shall be notified in writing to the owner as soon
as practicable after the grading thereof.

(3) If the owner, within three days after notification
of the grade to which arrowroot product has been assigned,
signifies his consent in writing thereto, such grading shall not
subsequently be objected to.

(4) A person desiring to object to the grading of arrow-
root product shall, within three days of such notification, deliver
a written objection to the general manager.





















No. 20. Arrowroot Industry 1976.


(5) A committee comprising three persons selected by
ballot held by the general manager from a list of persons com-
piled by the Board, shall-
(a) inspect the arrowroot product; and
(b) upon being satisfied that it conforms with the rules
for grading,
assign the arrowroot product to such grade as it deems fit.
(6) The person objecting shall be given reasonable
notice in writing of the time fixed for-
(a) the ballot for the selection of the committee;
(b) the inspection of the arrowroot product.
(7) The decision of the committee shall be final.

PART III-ESTABLISHMENT, CONSTITUTION AND
FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD

12. There is hereby established a body to be called the Establish-
Arrowroot Industry Board which shall be the executive body of ment of
the Association. the Board.

13. (1) The Board shall consist of eleven members- Constitution
of the
(a) the Financial Secretary; Board.
(b) the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade and
Agriculture;
(c) the Chief Agricultural Officer;
each of whom shall be deemed to be a member of the Association,
and each of whom may, in writing, depute any public officer
to take his place at a meeting of the Board;
(d) five persons, duly qualified under subsection (1)
of section 4 of this Act, elected by the Association
and appointed by the Governor;
(e) three persons appointed by the Governor.
(2) Within four weeks of the commencement of this
Act and thereafter annually at a general meeting to be held in
the month of August and, if necessary, at a special general meet-
ing convened by the Board, an election of members shall be held
for tih purposes of paragraph (d) of subsection (1) of this
section.





















No. 20. Arrowroot Industry 1976.


(3) The Governor shall appoint a chairman and deputy
chairman from among the members of the Board.
(4) Every member appointed under paragraph (d) or
(e) of subsection (1) of this section shall be appointed by instru-
ment in writing for a period of one year and every person
appointed under paragraph (d) of that subsection shall be
eligible for election upon the expiry of his period of office by
effluxion of time.
(5) A member appointed under paragraph (d) or (e)
of subsection (1) of this section may, by writing under his hand
addressed to the chairman, resign his office. The chairman shall
forthwith cause an instrument to be forwarded to the Secretary
to Cabinet and upon the date of the receipt by the Secretary
to Cabinet of such instrument such member shall cease to be a
member of the Board.
(6) The appointment and termination of appointment
of every member whether such termination be by reason of
death, resignation, effluxion of time or any other cause, shall
be published in the Gazette.
(7) If the Association does not in any year elect
members to serve on the Board, Cabinet may appoint members
to serve on the Board for the ensuing year.
(8) If for any reason a vacancy occurs in the member-
ship of the Board, Cabinet may appoint a temporary member to
discharge the functions of the office of that member.

Disqualifi- 14. (1) A person shall be disqualified from serving on the
cation from Board if-
membership
of the Board. (a) he is insolvent or has conveyed or assigned his pro-
perty for the benefit of his creditors or has made a
composition or arrangement with his creditors; or
(b) he has been convicted within the preceding five
years of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment
without the option of a fine; or
(c) he has directly or indirectly any share or interest in
any contract with or on behalf of the Association:
Provided that no person shall be disqualified by reason of
his having any share or interest in-
(a) any arrowroot product subject to the control of
the Association;






















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(b) any company with which the Association contracts
for insuring against fire or other risk any property
of the Association;
(c) any company which has entered into contracts
with the Association.
(2) A member of the Board shall cease to be a member
if he is absent from three consecutive meetings of the Board
without leave of the chairman of the Board.
(3) No member shall be disqualified if it is found on a
vote of members of the Board that the interest of the member
in any contract with the Association has been fully disclosed to
the Board by that member, that such contract is beneficial to the
Association, and the making of such contract has been approved
by Cabinet:
Provided that no member shall at any meeting of the Board
vote upon or take part in the discussion of any matter in which
he has directly or indirectly any interest.

15. (1) The functions of the Board shall be to- Functions
of the
(a) regulate and control the export of arrowroot Board.
product;
(b) consider and advise Cabinet in regard to all matters
affecting the arrowroot industry which-
(i) may be referred to the Board by Cabinet;
(ii) the Board considers should be submitted to
Cabinet; or
(iii) are referred to the Board by the Association;
(c) fix, with the approval of Cabinet, the price at
which the Board shall purchase arrowroot plant
and arrowroot product;
(d) specify the grades of arrowroot.
(2) Notification of the prices fixed under this section
shall be given by publication in the Gazette and a local news-
paper.

16. The Board shall at the beginning of the year compile Compilation
a list of the names of any twenty persons from among whom a of list of
committee shall be selected by ballot held by the general inspection,
























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manager, for the purpose of inspection after delivery to the
Association of an objection to grading.

17. Cabinet may give directions of 'a general or special
character to the Board for the proper performance of its func-
tions under this Act, and the Board shall give effect to any such
directions.

PART IV-MEETINGS, PROCEDURE AND STAFF

18. (1) The meetings and procedure of the Association
shall be governed by the provisions contained in Part I of the
Schedule to this Act.
(2) The meetings and procedure of the Board shall be
governed by the provisions contained in Part II of the Schedule
to this Act.

19. (1) The Board shall, with the approval of Cabinet, by
instrument in writing appoint a suitable person to be general
manager of the Association and fix his terms and conditions of
service.
(2) The general manager shall-
(a) be the chief executive officer of the Association;
(b) be present at every meeting of the Board and the
Association unless he is incapacitated by illness or
other cause, or has obtained leave of absence from
the chairman of the Board;
(c) be entitled to speak but not to vote at meetings of
the Board and of the Association;

(d) perform the functions conferred upon him by this
Act;
(c) act in accordance with any special or general
directions which the Board may give him.
(3) In the event of the incapacity or inability of the
general manager to act as such, the Board may, by instrument
in writing and with the approval of Cabinet, appoint a suitable
person to act as general manager.

20. (1) The Board may appoint and employ such staff as
it deems necessary for the efficient performance of its functions,


Cabinet may
give
directions
to the
Board.



Meetings and
procedure.


Appointment
and duties
of general,
manager.


Appointment
of other
staff.


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at such remuneration and on such terms and conditions as it
deems fit:
Provided that-
(a) no salary in excess of six thousand dollars per
annum shall be assigned to any post without the
prior approval of Cabinet.
(b) no appointment to any post to which a salary of
six thousand dollars per annum is assigned shall
be made without the prior approval of Cabinet.
(c) no provision without the prior approval of Cabinet
shall be made for the payment of any pension,
gratuity or like benefit to any officer or servant of
the Association by reference to his service with the
Association.
(2) The staff appointed by the Board shall perform
such duties as are assigned to them by the general manager.

21. (1) Every person appointed by the Board shall, if Staff to
required by the Board, give a true account in writing of all give account.
matters committed to his charge.
(2) If any person appointed by the Board without
reasonable excuse refuses or neglects to give an account such as
is mentioned in subsection (1) of this section, a magistrate may,
on a complaint made by a member of the Board, irder him to
give such an account, and if he fails to comply with the order
made by the magistrate he shall be guilty of an offence and
liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars or
to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months.
PART V-FINANCIAL
22. (1) The Association may make a loan to an individual Loans to
member for the purpose of improving any cultivation of any growers.
arrowroot plant owned by that member upon such conditions
as it deems fit-
(a) upon his applying for a loan in writing; and
(b) upon approval of his application for a loan by the
Board.
(2) The Association may. upon such conditions as it
deems fit, make a loan to an individual who is not a member of
the Association-






















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(a) upon his applying for a loan in writing; and
(b) upon such person satisfying the Board that he
proposes to use such loan for the purpose of the
cultivation of arrowroot plant on his land; and
(c) upon approval of his application for a loan by the
Board.

(3) Where the person applying for a loan is a corpora-
tion or co-operative society-
(a) upon application in writing signed by the chairman
and secretary of the corporation or co-operative
society; and
(b) upon the Board being satisfied that the chairman
and secretary have been authorised by the passing
of a resolution of the majority of members at a
meeting of the corporation or co-operative society;
(c) upon the receipt by the Board of a list of persons
who were members at the time the resolution
mentioned in paragraph (b) was passed; and
(d) upon the Board being satisfied that the accounts
and documents of the corporation or co-operative
society are in order; and
(e) upon the Board being satisfied that the loan will be
used for the purpose of cultivating the arrowroot
plant; and
(f) unon approval of the application of the loan by the
Board,
the Association may, unon such conditions as it deems fit, make
a loan to that corporation or co-operative society.

(4) If a loan is made and-
(a) the Board considers that the loan has not been
applied for the purposes for which it was made or
has not been carefully expended; or
(b) there has been a breach of any other condition of
the loan; or






















No. 20. Arrowroot Industry 1976.

(c) the loan is not applied within such time as the
Board may consider reasonable for the purpose
for which it has been made,
the Board may forthwith demand the repayment of the loan.
(5) For the purpose of ascertaining whether a loan has
been properly applied, any member of the staff of the Association
or any other person, duly authorized in writing by the general
manager to inspect the land, may enter upon land in respect
of the cultivation of which the loan was made and make such
inspection thereon as he considers proper.
(6) Where a loan is made to a co-operative society, all
persons who are members of the society at the time of the appli-
cation for the loan and are named in the list referred to in
paragraph (c) of subsection (3) of this section, shall be jointly
and severally liable to repay the loan:
Provided that the liability of any one such person shall not
exceed a sum equivalent to the amount of the loan divided by
the number of persons named in the list.
(7) A loan in respect of which a demand under sub-
section (4) of this section has been made shall be recoverable
by the Association summarily as a civil debt.

23. The funds of the Association shall comprise- Funds of
the
(a) all moneys, funds and securities of the Association; Association.
(b) such sums of money as may from time to time be
voted to the Association by the House of Assembly
for the purposes of this Act;
(c) all funds arising from the sale, lease or other
disposition of property whether movable or
immovable;
(d) all sums borrowed by the Association in pursuance
of section 24 of this Act;
(e) all sums of money paid to the Association in respect
of any matter in pursuance of or incidental to the
exercise of its powers and the performance of its
functions under this Act.

24 The Association may, with the prior consent of the Power to
Minister for the time being responsible for matters relating to boIrow.
finance-























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(a) borrow money for the proper execution of its func-
tions under this Act;
(b) charge property of the Association with the repay-
ment of money so borrowed.

25. The Minister for the time being responsible for matters
relating to finance may, with prior approval by resolution of the
House of Assembly, bind the Government to guarantee the repay-
ment of any money borrowed in accordance with section 24 of
this Act and of any interest payable in respect of the borrowing.

26. (1) The Association shall establish and manage a
reserve fund which shall be credited from time to time with any
net profit earned by the Association.
(2) Cabinet may give special or general directions in
respect of the establish-ment, operation or management of the
reserve fund.

27. (1) The funds of the Association shall be applied-
(a) to finance-
(i) the purchase of any property for the purpose of
this Act;
(ii) the construction, repair or maintenance of any
building owned by the Association;

(b) to pay for-
(i) salaries and allowances of the staff of the
Association and gratuities and other sums pay-
able by virtue of section 29 of this Act;
(ii) remuneration and allowances of members of the
Board payable by virtue of section 28 of this Act;
(iii) expenses in connection with the functions of the
Association;
(iv) all other expenses and outgoings authorized by
the Board in connection with or incidental to
the performance of its functions under this Act.

28. The chairman, deputy chairman and other members
of the Board shall be paid such remuneration and allowances,
if any, as Cabinet may determine.


Guarantee of
borrowings.




Reserve
Fund.-






Application
of funds.





















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of members.


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29. The Association may, with the approval of and subject Pension and
to such terms and conditions as may be imposed by Cabinet, Provident
establish and maintain any Pension or Provident Fund scheme schemes.
for the benefit of its staff, and for any of the following
purposes-
(a) the grant of gratuities, pensions and superannua-
tion allowances to the dependants of its staff;
(b) the provision of contributory and superannuation
funds for the benefit of its staff.

30. (1) The Board shall, annually on or before the 15th Estimates.
September in any year, submit to the Minister for consideration
by Cabinet, in respect of the ensuing year-
(a) a detailed estimate of the amount and origin of
income receivable and the amount and purpose
of expenditure to be incurred by the Association;
(b) a list of the prices to be paid to growers for the
various grades of arrowroot.
(2) The Board shall not, except with the written
approval of Cabinet signified by the secretary to Cabinet,
authorize the expenditure of money for any purpose other than,
or of an annunt in excess of, that which may have been approved
in accordance with subsection (1) of this section.

31. The Association shall keep proper books of account Accounts.
containing details of all its transactions.

32. (1) The general manager shall, not later than three Quarterly
weeks after the end of a quarter of the year, deliver to the statements.
Minister and members of the Board a statement showing-
(a) balances in respect of all deposit, loan and current
accounts held by the Association at every bank;
(b) the use to which any loans obtained by the Associa-
tion have been put.
(2) Every such statement shall, if correct, be signed
by the chairman of the Board and the general manager.
(3) The general manager shall render to the Minister
promptly such other accounts, reports and statements as the
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Inspection 33. (1) The Financial Secretary or any public officer
and audit of deputed by him in writing shall have full access to all accounts,
accounts. documents, papers and books of the Association, and the general
manager shall at all times furnish to the Financial Secretary
or public officer deputed by him all such information as he may
require.

(2) The accounts of the Association shall be audited
annually by the Director of Audit or by any qualified auditor
recommended by the Board and approved by Cabinet.

(3) The auditors shall have access to all accounts, cash,
books and documents of any nature whatsoever which in their
opinion may be required to enable an accurate audit of the
accounts of the Association.

(4) "The auditors shall submit the audited accounts and
their report to the Association as soon as is reasonably practicable
after completion of the audit, and the general manager shall
forthwith forward a copy thereof to the Minister.

(5) The general manager shall, not later than two
months after the end of each year, submit to the Minister a report
containing-
(a) an account of the operations of the Association
throughout the previous year;
(b) a statement of the accounts of the Association as
audited and submitted in pursuance of this section,
and a summary of the current financial state of
affairs of the Association.

(6) The Minister shall, as soon as is reasonably practi-
cable after receipt of the report mentioned in subsection (5) of
this section, lay copies of the report and of the audited accounts
and auditor's report before the House of Assembly.

(7) Any officer or servant of the Association who wil-
fully obstructs the Financial Secretary, or any public officer
deputed by him, or any auditor in the performance of their
duties, or who refuses or wilfully fails to produce any document
as specified in this section, shall be guilty of an offence and liable
to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or to imprisonment
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PART VI-MISCELLANEOUS

34. (1) Service upon the Association of any notice or other
documents shall be executed and effected upon delivery at the
office of the Association.
(2) Every document required by this Act or subsidiary
legislation made thereunder to be served on the Association
shall, on delivery at the office of the Association, be marked or
stamped so as to show clearly the date upon which it was
delivered.
(3) Any notice required to be served by the Associa-
tion on any person, may be served-

(a) by delivering such notice to the person on whom
it is to be served;

(b) by leaving it at the usual or last known place of
abode of that person;
(c) by sending it by registered post to the last known
address of that person.

35. All prosecutions and proceedings arising under this
Act or subsidiary legislation made thereunder, shall be instituted
before a court of summary jurisdiction.

36. The validity of anything done under this Act shall not
be affected solely by reason of-
(a) the contravention by a member of the provisions of
subsection (1) of section 14 of this Act;
(b) any omission or irregularity in respect of the
proceedings of the Board or the Association.

37. The Association shall be exempt from payment of-

(a) income tax under the Income Tax Ordinance;

(b) any taxes or rates under the Land and House Tax
Ordinance;

(c) stamp duty, search and inspection fees, and any
charge of a public nature in respect of the registra-
tion or filing of documents issued by the Associa-
tion.


Service of
notices etc.
on
Association.


Institution
of proceedings.


Protection
of Board.
Association
and members.


Exemption
of the
Association
from income
tax, etc.
No. 21
of 1967.
Cap. 194.


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Evidence. 38. (1) MIinutes of any meeting of the Association which
purport to have been kept and confirmed in accordance with
paragraph 13 of Part I and paragraph 5 of Part II of the
Schedule shall be receivable as prima facie evidence in all legal
proceedings without further proof of the keeping or contents
thereof.
(2) In this section the expression "meeting of the
Association" includes any meeting of the Board or a committee
appointed by the Board.

Disclosure 39. (1) Any member of the Board, the general manager,
of interest, and any member of the staff of the Association, who becomes
aware that he has a pecuniary interest in any agreement or con-
tract entered or to be entered into by the Board, shall declare
his interest therein in writing to the Board.
(2) If any person knowingly and wilfully contravenes
subsection (1) of this section his service with the Association
may be terminated forthwith.

Regulations. 40. The Board may, with the approval of the Governor,
make regulations-
(a) with respect to the mode of grading of arrowroot
product;
(b) controlling the export of arrowroot product;
(c) providing for licences to be issued for the export of
arrowroot product;
(d) generally for the purposes of this Act.

PART VII-TRANSITIONAL

Transfer of 41. (1) Upon the commencement of this Act-
assets, etc.
(a) all property, rights, duties, privileges, powers and
advantages of the former Association are hereby
transferred to the Association;
(b) any reference to the former Association in any
contract, deed, security or other document of a
private nature, shall be construed as a reference to
the Association;
(c) every person who, immediately before such com-
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Association shall become a servant of the Associa-
tion;
(d) the members of the Board of the former Associa-
tion shall continue in office until the appointment
of members under this Act or until their appoint-
ments are revoked whichever is the sooner.
(2) In this section "former Association" means the St. No. 15 of
Vincent Co-operative Arrowroot Association established by the 1954.
Arrowroot Ordinance (now repealed).

42. (1) The Public Service Commission may, with the Transfer of
approval of Cabinet, permit and give effect to the transfer of officers
and preser-
an officer from the public service to the Association and vice ationp of
versa, pensions.
(2) The transfer, in pursuance of subsection (1) of No. 16 of
this section of any officer shall, for the purposes of the Pensions 1948.
Ordinance, 1948, be treated as a transfer to which Part III of
that Ordinance applies, and his service with the Association
shall be deemed to be a pensionable office.
(3) The Association shall, in respect of any officer
transferred under subsection (1) of this section, contribute to
the Consolidated Fund such amount by way of pensionable
emoluments and personal allowances for the purposes of the
Pensions Ordinance, 1948, as Cabinet may determine.

43. The Arrowroot Ordinance 1954 and the Arrowroot Repeal of
Industry (Control) Ordinance 1966 are hereby repealed. No. 15 of
1954 and
No. 19 of
SCHEDULE 1966.
PART I (Section 18)
1. (a) The Association shall hold at least two general meet- General
ings in each year. meetings.
(b) The first general meeting shall be held within four
weeks of the commencement of this Act and thereafter a general
meeting shall be held during the months of August and February
in every year.
(c) Other general meetings may be convened by the
Board and shall be convened upon a written request to the Board
by not less than one-fifth of the total number of members of the
Association whose names appear for the time being on the
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(d) If the Board does not convene a general meeting
within fifteen days of the receipt of a written request to do so
by the'proportion of members specified in subparagraph (c) of
this paragi apli the members making the request or a like number
may convene a general meeting.
Notification. 2. The Board shall fix the date for every general meeting
of dates. of the Association and notification of the date and time of, and
the business to be transacted at, such meeting shall be published
by the Board in the Gazette and a local newspaper at least two
weeks before each meeting.
Statement 3. The general manager shall send to every member of the
of financial Association, at least seven days before the date fixed for the first
position. general meeting held in every year, a statement setting out the
financial position of the Association.

Election of 4. (a) At the first general meeting of the Association and
members to thereafter at the general meeting held in August in every year
the Board. the members of the Association shall elect by ballot five members
of the Association to serve on the Board for the ensuing year.
(b) The names of the members elected to serve on the
Board shall, within seven days, be submitted by the general
manager to Cabinet.
Re-election 5. Members of the Board shall be eligible for re-election by
of nieBibard. the Association.
to the' BO4,rd.
Voting. 6. Except where otherwise provided, voting shall be by a
show of hands and every member shall have one vote.

Additional 7. At a general meeting during which election of members
votes. to serve on the Board are held, in addition to the one vote speci-
fied in paragraph 6, a member shall be entitled to a vote for every
ten thuosand pounds of arrowroot product or sixty two thousand
five'hundred pounds of arrowroot plant delivered to the Associa-
tion.
Proxy 8. (a) A member may vote in person or by proxy.
voting.
(b) An instrument appointing a proxy shall be in writ-
ing signed by the appointor or by his attorney duly authorized
in writing.
(c) An instrument appointing a. proxy and the power
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of that power or instrument shall be deposited at the head office
of the Association not less than twenty-four hours before the
time fixed for the meeting at which the person named in the
instrument of proxy is to vote.
(d) An instrument of proxy which is not so deposited
shall be invalid.
9. (a) The general manager shall- Register of
members.
(i) within two weeks of the commencement of this
Act and thereafter annually in the month of
June, compile in alphabetical order, a register
of the names of members of the Association;
(ii) indicate in the register opposite to the name of
every member the number of votes to which that
member is entitled.
(b) The register shall be signed by the chairman of the
Board and committed to the custody of the general manager.
(c) A copy of the register shall be displayed at the
head office of the Association.
10. (a) Within three weeks of the commencement of this Revision of
Act and thereafter annually on or before31st July the chairman register of
of the Board and two other members selected by the chairman
shall revise the register.
(b) Notice of the date and time fixed for the revision of
the register shall be prominently displayed at the office of the
Association.
(c) Any person who-
(i) desires to have his name, included in the
register;
(ii) desires to have his name excluded from the
register;
(iii) contests the correctness of the number of votes
appearing opposite the name of any member;
is entitled to be heard.
(d) If, upon the application of any person, it is pro-
posed to reduce the number of votes appearing opposite the
name of any member, a notice of intention to do so must be
served on that member who shall be given a reasonable oppor-
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Revised 11. A copy of the revised register shall be-
register.
(a) submitted to Cabinet within four weeks of the
commencement of this Act, and thereafter annually
on or before the 15th August;
(b) displayed in the offices of the Association and at
every police station;
(c) used in determining the eligibility of members to
vote.

President 12. The chairman of the Board shall be President of the
of the Association.
Association.
Minutes. 13. Minutes of the proceedings of every meeting of the
Association shall be kept in such manner as the Board shall
determine and shall be confirmed by the signature of the person
presiding at the next subsequent meeting after they have been
recorded.

PART II

Meetings of 1. (a) The Board shall meet within six weeks of the com-
the Board mencement of this Act and thereafter at any time during the
and procedure. first fifteen days of October in each year and at such other times
as may be fixed by the Board.
(b) The chairman shall convene a meeting of the
Board upon receipt by him of a written request from five mem-
bers of the Board.
(c) If the chairman does not, within seven days after
the receipt of such a request, convene a meeting of the Board,
any three members of the Board may convene a meeting of the
Board.

Duties of 2. (a) The chairman shall preside at every meeting of the
chairman. Board and shall perform such duties as may be assigned to
him by the Board.
(b) The chairman shall have an original vote and, in
the case of an equal division of votes on any matter before the
Board, a casting vote.

Quorum. 3. The chairman and five members of the Board shall
form a quorum.


































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4. (a) The Board may appoint from among its members
such committees as it may deem fit and the recommendations
of such committees shall be submitted to the Board for its
approval.
(b) If the Board shall appoint a finance committee,
one of the public officers mentioned in subsection (1) of section
13 of this Act shall be a member of the committee.

5. Minutes of the proceedings of every meeting of the
Board shall be kept in such manner as the Board shall determine,
and shall be confirmed by the signature of the person presiding
at the next subsequent meeting after they have been recorded.


Appointment
of committees.


Minutes.


Passed in the House of Assembly this 21st day of October, 1976.

J. CLEMENT NOEL,
Acting Clerk of the House of Assembly.


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SAINT VINCENT


Act No. 21 of 1976.

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

2nd November, 1976.
AN ACT to amend the Recovery of Possession Act
[9th November, 1976.]
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 Recovery of Possession Short title.
(Amendment) Act, 1976.
2. The Recovery of Possession Act is hereby amended Amendment
of Cap. 20.
(a) in section 3. by the del tfff ubsection (1)
of the words twentyt tefliig'' and the
substitution of the '-one tlihuharicntwo hun-
dred dollars'";
(b) in section 5 -
(i) by the deletion of the words "wrr~t; and
in case and \tie substitution 9 words
"warrant. And in-ease"; /.
(ii) by the deletion of the~ w rdl i'on to sue"
and the substitution ofithe 'w6rds "action, to
sue";


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No. 21. Recovery of Possession (Amednment) 1976.


(iii) by the deletion of the words, in both places
where they occur, "a verdict shall pass" and
the substitution, in eAch place, of the words
"judgment shall be given";
(iv) by the deletion of the words "therein. Exe-
cution" and the substitution of the words
therein, then execution";
(v) by the deletion of the words "verdict and";
(c) in section 8, by the deletion of the words "to a
verdict; and that if proved, but assessed by the
jury at any sum not exceeding five shillings," and
the substitution of the words "to judgment in his
favour, but if proved by the plaintiff and any sum
less than ten dollars is awarded".



Passed in the House of Assembly this 21st day of October, 1976.

J. CLEMENT NOEL,
Acting Clerk of the House of Assembly.


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SAINT VINCENT.


Act No. 22 of 1976.
I ASSENT


RUPERT G. JOHN,
Governor.


[L.S.]


2nd November, 1976.
AN ACT to provide for expenditure during the financial
year ended on the thirtieth day of June one thousand nine
hundred and seventy-six upon certain services in excess of the
Appropriation Law relating to the years one thousand nine
hundred and seventy-five and one thousand nine hundred and
seventy-six.
[9th Yov mbcr, 1976.]
Whereas the sum of money granted by the Appropriation
Act 1975 for the services of tie year ended on the thirtieth day
of June one thousand nine hundred and seventy-six is insuffi-
cierit to meet the demands of such services.
BE IT ENACTED by the'Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
by and with the advice and consent of the House ofAssembly
of St. Vincent and by the authority of the same as follows:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Supplementary Appropriation Short. title.
(No. 3) Act 1976.
2. There shall be and there is hereby er .jesty, Appropria-
Her Heirs and Successors for tho year d on thi 'i6y ,y of tion of
June one thousand nine hundred ari eventy-six th ofi $2,143,140.00
two million, one hundred and forty three thousand one hired r Service of
and forty dollars to be paid aad appropriate'dout of t on- the State.
solidated Fund of St. Vincent and--other fun~4,appoa d and
expended in the manner and for the services otu the
schedule to this Act. \


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No. 22.


Account No.


Supplcemntary Appropriation (No. 3)


SCHEDULE
Service .


Recurrent
Governor
House of Assembly
Service Commissions
Premier, Information & G.A.
Ministry of Finance
Custon s and Excise
Inland Revenue
Ministry of Home Affairs
Police
Ministry of Education & Youth Affairs
Education
Medical & Health
Ministry of Trade & Agriculture
Agriculture
Ministry of Communications, Works &
Labour
Airport
Post Office
Public Works Department
Public Works Recurrent
Harbour Office
Labour

Total Recurrent


CAPITAL


Premier/Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Trade and Agriculture
Ministry of Communications, Works &
Labour


Total Capital

Total Supplementary


66,396.00
93,797.00
941,470.00

218,158.00

..... $1,319,821.00

...... $2,143,140.00


1976.


Amount


1101
1103
1108
1110
1120
1122
1123
1130
1131
1140
2141
2142
1150
5151
1160

4161
4163
3164
3165
4166
4169


3,155.00
4,328.00
40,650.00
2,600.00
3,100.00
3,332,00
120,000.00
9,500.00
2,500.00
8,000.00
42,000.00
38.200.00
11,132.00
11,500.00

..... 254,629.00
4,576.00
150,000.00
1,667.00
108,000.00
450.00
4,000.00

...... $823,319.00


0320
0330
0350
0360







































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Passed in the House of Assembly this 21st day of October, 1976.
J. CLEMENT NOEL,
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SAINT VINCENT.


STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1976, No. 56.


AID TO PIONEER INDUSTRIES (R & N RUBBER PRODUCTS
LIMITED) (MANUFACTURE OF RUBBER MATS) ORDER, 1976.



(Gazetted 9th November, 1976.)



1. Citation. This Order may be cited as the Aid to Pioneer Industries
(R & N Rubber Products Limited) (Manufacture of Rubber Mats) Order, 1976.

2. Declaration of Pioneer Manufacturers. Under the Aid to Pioneer
Industries (Manufacture of Rubber Mats) Order, 1976 (S.R.O. 40 of 1976)
R & N Rubber Products Limited are hereby declared pioneer manufacturers
in relation to a pioneer factory situate at Upper Middle Street, Kingstown and
in relation to the establishment and operation of manufacturing plant for the
manufacutre of rubber mats, and for the purposes of'the Aid to Pioneer Industries
Ordinance, 1952 (No. 5 of 1952).

3. Construction Day. Construction day was the 1st day of April 1976.

4. Production Day. Production day was the 1st day of July 1976.


Made by the Governor under section 4 of the
Ordinance, 1952 (No. 5 of 1952) this 4th day of


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