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Title: Saint Vincent government gazette
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Place of Publication: Kingstown, St. Vincent
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Publication Date: August 12, 1952
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Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1, no. 1 (1868)-v. 112, no. 48 (Tues., 23 Oct. 1979)
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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT


GAZEl`I'E]


VoL. 85.] SAINT VINUClNT, TUESDAY, 12 AUGUST, 1U.2. [No. 44.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.


No. 3A33.
VISIT OF HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR TO DCMINICA.

His Excellency, Briigadier Sir R. D. I. ARUNDELL, K.C.M..G., O. .E., left
Grenalda for Dominica on 7th August. fora visit uf about t\\o weeks.
During His Excelle Icy's aiseince f'Irom GIrC)Il;t1i, Hi' 1101Hoo10r WAI.LACE.
MACMILLAN, Administra;tir f Greida \i!l I- ( tutiol l)sDeputy.
12th August, 19'52.
(A. 2/1950).

No. 394.
APPOINTMENTS.

SUGAR INDUSTRY LABOUR WELFARE COMMITTEE.

UdiiTl, the provisions (f Regulaf egutio of tie 81ii.ar Inmisti v (.abour We]-
faire' Regulations, 1950 (S.R. & 0. No. 4-2 of 1950). the Governoi in Co (ii iil iis.
a:p; ntI'ed the undelrimentioned persons to the Sugar Industry Labour WVellere
(oii, ttee for a period of two years from 21st July, 1952:-


Labour Cmmissioner-(Chai'rman),
The Honourable Colonial Treasurer,
The Hononraile E. A. C. HUi;HE',,
L. L. PUNNETT, Esq.,
The Honourable E. T. JOSHUA,
A. BASTEIN, Esq.,
12th August, 1932.
(B. 25/1950).






2.8, 7z

S /SS^e


Public Officers.
Sto represent interests of Sr.Far
j Producers.
to represent interests of work-
S ers in the Sugar Industry.


biiblished b horituhorir
















211 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY,


No. 305.
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BOAED.

With reference to Government Notices
No. 28 of 23rd Ja nuiry, 1952, and No.
:' ,'f .th July, i.jis Lordship the
Bishop of the Wini \ard Islamis has
been :ppoiiited a miemher of the Publlic
Assistance Board until the 31st Decem-
1,er, 1952.
12th August, 1952.
(D. 1/1951).


No. 396.
HOSPITALS' BOA.lD) OF VISITORS.

By virtue of Section 3 of the Hospi-
tals (Visitiii- l iards) Ordinance. ]946
.(No. :13 of 194() the following persons
hI:ve been app!oiield Imembniis of the
l!oard of Visitors for :a period of one
year with effect I'frm 17th May, 1952:-
LEWIS PUNNETT, Esq.,
Mrs. "W. A. HADLEY, and
1Mrs. W. L. WEBHm.
12th August, 1952.
{M. 23/1945).


No. 397.
VISIT OF H.M.S. "VERYAN BAY" TO
ST. VI CENT.

It is notified for general information
thlt: II.M.S. Veryan Bay" is expected
to pay ;i ifnifo.-rmal visit to St. Vincent
from! the 19th to 23rid Angust, 1952.
12th August, 1952.
(S. 2/1949).


No. 338.
LEAVE NOTICES.

The Hlunourable E. ''. JOSHUA has been
granted two weeks' leave of absence
from the Legislative Council with effect
from Sth August, 1952.
12th August. 1952.
(A. 31/1948).

No. 399.
Thle Honourable R. E. BAYNETS' has
heen granted ten d:ys' leave of ahlsence
trom the Executive and L-gislative
(Cnumcils with effect from S.i. August,
1952.
12th August, 1952.
(A.. ,11194R8


No. 400.
The Honourable C. L. TANNIS has
been granted one week's leave of ab-
soce from the Legislative Council wiilh
efi-ct from Ilthl August, 1952.
12th August, 1952.
(A. 311948).

No. 401.
DEPARTURE OF MR. P. C. LEWIS,
CROWN ATTORNEY.

With reference to Government Notice
No. 367 of 22nd July, 1952, Ir. P. C.
LEWIS. Crown Attornev left the Colony
for St. Lucia by C.N.S. "Lady Rodney"
-on (kth August, 1952.
Mr. LEWIS was accompanied by his"
wife and two children.
12th August, 1952.
(P. F. 109).

No. 402.
ARRIVAL OF MR. K. H. C. ALLEYNE,
CROWN ATTORNEY.

\Wil reference to Notice No. 367 pub-
lislied in tli GovernT'nit G:aizette of'
22nii J.fly, 1952. Mr. K. IH. C. ALLEYNE
airived in the C(oloiiuy by M.V. "Daer-
wood" lfom St. ,ncmia on 7th August.
195'' a;ind assuine the duties of the post.
of Cri)'wn Attornev. St. Vincenit (i that

MI['. ALLEYNE w:in n:,eonimariied by
hi ii i wie iind five cliliidr n..
12th August. 1952.
(P. F. i;27).

No. 11)3.
RELINQUISHMENT OF ACTING
APPOINTMENT.

With referpnce to Government Notice
No. 384 of 5th August, 1952. Mr. D. K.
AMcIN'T'YRE relinquislicd hiis duties is
Actingti Crown Attorney with effect
from 7th August. 1952.
12th August, 1952.
(P. F. 450).

No. 404.
LEGISLATION.

The Right Honourable the Secretary
of State for the Colonies has notified that
Her Majesty the QUEEN will not be ad-
vised to exercise her power of disallow-
ance in respect of the following Ordin-
aneo of this (Government :-
No. 13 of 1952.-An Ordinance to
amend the Pensions Ordinance.
(J. 14/1949).
olUlh A\II-I, t_ 195I


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12 VUGUST, 1952.--(No. 44I).














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 AUGUST, 1952.-(No. 44). 241
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No. 405.
The under-mentioned Ordinance
which has been assented to by His
Excellency the Governor is published
for general information with this issue
of the Gazette :-
No. 20 of 1952.-An Ordinance to
provide for the care and protec-
tion of Juveniles, the trial and
treatment of Juvenile Offenders,
the establishment of Juvenile
Courts and approved schools, and
other matters connected there-
with and relating thereto.
12th August, 1952.

No. 406.
The following Documents are pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette :-
S.R. & 0. No. 63.-Proclaiming the
coming into operation of the Re-
gistration of Business Names Or-
dinance, 1950, on the 15th day
of August, 1952.
(J. 1/1950).
S.R. & O. No. 64.-The Prices Control
(Amendment No. 26) Notice,
1952.
(J. 511951).
S.R. & O. No. 65.-The Importation
of Animals (Diseases Prevention)
(Trinidad) Order, 1952.
(M. 21942).
12th August, 1952.

No. 407.
SUPPLEMENTS TO GAZETTE.

Copies of minutes of meeting of the
Legislative Council held on the 6th June,
1952, which may also be seen at the
Government Office, Kingstown Library,
and at all Revenue Offices and District
Post Offices, are published with this is-
sne of the Gazette.
12th August, 1952.


No. 408.
COST-OF-LIVING INDEX FIGURE.
I
A memorandum on the subjeet of
Cost-of-Living Index Figure for the
month of July, 1952, is published with
this issue of the Gazette.
12th August, 1952.
(W. 28/1952).

No. 409.
FOR SALE.

Offers are invited for the purchase of
the following Motion Picture production
Apparatus:-
One 35 mm Simplex Acme sound pro-
jector complete with speaker and ampli-
fier. For operation on 110-125 volt,
60 cycle-alternating current; together
with one generator (110 volts) and gaso-
len e motor (4 cylinder Ford 1941 engine)
for use where there is no power
supply.
This generator has an output capacity
of nine kilowatts, and is capable in it-
self, apart from supplying the projector,
of carrying a fairly large extra load,
such as cinema or theatre lighting; in
fact it would supply all the amenities
for a small cinema or theatre.
The entire machine is of such size and
so mounted that it is mobile, i.e. it can
he transported by truck.
The equipment, which is 'stored at
Beblir Health Centre. has been very
little used. and was recently overhauled
and is believed to bl in perfect working
order. It may b1 \iewed by arrange-
ment.
No offer of less than 600 for the
complete outfit can be considered.
Persons interested are requested to
communicate with the Senior Medical
Officer, Kingstown, for further informa-
tion.
12th August, 1952.


No. 341.
HURRICANE NOTICE.


It is hereby notified for gener-il information that in the event of a hurri-
cane threat-ninig or approaching the Island, the following warnings will be
given :


,!antionary Warning,
i ra i (when news r'eeived of
i' el(1 Ai s 1i aui rott lhiig hurricaieo)

G}rtal A!ls lVillrni to totl:e cover'


- A white f-l[t with a black
(cenir will l flown from
;iIl PIlice Stations.

Cliiitr'li I polls will riln for a
I'riot of five ini t tes.















242 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 AUGUST, 1952.-(No. 44).


Cautionary Warning



Kingstown ... Warning to take cover




15th July, 1952.
(W. 25/1949).
By Command,


- A white flag with a black
centre will be flown from
the Police Barracks.

- The Government Cotton Gin-
nery whistle and a siren
from the Police Barracks
will be blown for a period
of five minutes.


A. V. KING,
Government Secretary.


GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
12th August, 1952.


MEDICAL REGISTRATION NOTICES.

MEDICAL PRACTITIONER.

The following name has this day been
added to the Medical Register :-
HARRY BROWN HETHERINGTON,
O.B.E.. M.C.P. & S. (Ontario).
M.B. (University of Toronto).
9th August. 1952.

MIDWIVES.

The undermentioned persons have
this day been registered as Midwives :-

Medical Name. Residence.
District.

I K -ight, Pearl Kingstown.

II [ p'eibrton. Calliaqua.
Syl via

I Ihrourl.s, Agatha Kingstown.
Elinelle


8th August, 1952.

T'IA INE) NURSE.

Ti" un1 '1.e!]ntin' da:y r, ,.ist red l a;s a Tiained
Numi.s :--
"""" ""'


Name.


III Pemberton,
Sylvia


Residence.


Calliaqna.


NOTICE.


SCHOLARSHIP TO QUALIFY AS
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEER,
AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT,
BRITISH GUIANA.

The Government of British Guiana
proposes to award a scholarship from
funds in 1953 to enable a candidate to,
qualify as an Agricultural Engineer to
be attached to the Department of Agri-
culture, British Guiana.
2. The tenure of the scholarship will.
depend on the qualification of the candi-
date selected. It the candidate is a
graduate who already holds a B.Sc.
Degree from an approved University in
either Agriculture or in Mechanical
Engineering or Electrical Engineering,
the scholarship will he for a period of
two years to enable hint to obtain the
M.Sc. Degree in Agricultural Engineer-
ing at Durhain University; otherwise,
the scholarship will be for five (and
possibly six) years, to enable the candi-
late to obtawi the agricultural or engi-
neeri1ng degree required, before procer d-
ing on t'he DurIIha University M.Sc.
Degree Course. Applicationsare accord -
ingly invited for tlie award of this
scholarship from members of the general
jiblic and pllr,(' sos already employed in-
the Pnbl'ic Service.
Conditions of A u'ad:
C. aC:mnlibl;es for the award of this
scliolarship niust hlve l le n born in
l'ritish Guiana, or be 1he sons of parents
wlho Iiave resided in this Colony for
seven years (r one cf wholm-
(i) died in British Guiana ; or
(ii) has lh:i his or her perian(ent
resiler:ee in I'riti.-l Guiana
til-ronghlol t the five yrars pre-
codin' ( the 1st J;lanary, 1952.
4. Candidates not already in lhe Pub-
lic Ser ice must produce evidence frionm


A. V. KING.
.1 edicid /i gistrar.
Sth August, 1952.















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 AUGUST, 1952.-(No. 44). 243


the Head of a Government, or the Head-
master of the School in which they
received their education, or any other
responsible person approved by Govern-
ment, to the effect that they are of good
moral character and fit and proper per-
sons to undergo the training ; they must
also furnish for the purpose of reference
the names of three persons to whom
they are personally well known and
who are in a position to testify on their
behalf.
5. The candidate selected for the
scholarship award must be physically fit
and will be required to pass a prescribed
medical examination. He may also be
required to submit to terminal medical
examinations during the tenure of the
scholarship.
6. The selected candidate will be re-
quired to enter into a binding legal agree-
ment to apply himself diligently to his
prescribed course of studies .and to no
other studies except with the approval
of the Government of British Guiana
and/or the Director of Colonial Scholars,
and to serve, or continue to serve, the
Government of British Guiana on com-
pletion of his training, for a prescribed
period of years in the capacity for which
the training will qualify him; if the
candidate fails to honour his agreement
he will be liable to refund to the
Government of British Guiana an
amount to he stipulated in the agree-
ment.
Qualifications and Experience
required-
7. Preference will be given in the
first place to candidates who already
hold an approved B.Sc. Degree in either
Agriculture or in Mechanical or Electri-
cal Engineering, and the extent of the
agricultural experience of a candidate
who is an Agricultural graduate will
also be taken into special account; sec-
ondly, to candidates who have obtained,
or who have been exempted from, the
Inter B.Sc. of the University of London
in Botany, Zoology, Physics and Chem-
istry (for Agriculture) or in pure Maths..
Applied Maths., Physics and Chemistry
.(for Engineering). Candidates who
have not passed at least the Higher
School Certificate or an equivalent ex-
amination in one of the above-named
groups of science suljects cannot be
considered.
Financial D)eriils.
8. The scholarship will g'encranlv co-
ver the cost of tuition andi other fI',cs and
dues payable to the Un iversity. an out-
fit allowance of 1.5 and1 a mai nten:nce
allowance at Colonial Develolpn, nt aind
Welfare Scholarshilp ates.


Passages to and from the United King-
dom will normally be paid, as well as
travelling expenses incurred in connec-
tion with the training, but when sub-
mitting their applications candidates
should state whether or not they or
their parents would be able to contrib-
ute towards the cost of the training and,
if so, to what extent.
9. Officers in the Public Service who
may wish to apply for this scholarship
should submit their applications through
the Head of their Department. Any of-
ficer who may be awarded this scholar-
ship will cease to be paid salary from
the date of his arrival in the United
Kingdom, and will receive, instead, a
maintenance allowance at the Colonial
Development and Welfare Scholarship
rate.
10. Applications stating name in full,
age, place of birth, race, nationality,
educational qualifications with dates,
experience, whether married or single,
should he forwarded to the Colonial
Secretary (or in the case of applicants
already in the Public Service, to the
Head of their Department) by registered
post bearing the date not later than the
15th August, 1952,; in no circumstances
whatever will applications posted after
that date lie considered.
11. In the case of applicants not al-
ready in the Public Service, Birlh Cer-
tificates and the original certificates of
educational qualifications should accom-
pany their applications.

E. H. REIS,
Secretary,
Scholarship Selection Committee.
COLONIAL SECRETARY'S
OFFICE,
British Guiana,
21st June. 1952.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

It is hereby notified for the informa-
tion of tlii general public that the latest
lates on xw\hicl mails from overseas
Icontaining corespoiiC ence eic. intended
for dtlivc! y in tlh United Kingidolm .y
Christmas Pay must arrive theic are as
foldlows:-


I)ecemnber.


Su:f'or Mailx..
Parcels
1 iLet]e rs
Le(ttrs
















244 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 AUGUST, 1952.-(No. 44).


Air Mails.
Parcels
Packets
Letters


McD. SMITH,
Acting Colonial Postmaster.
GENERAL POST OFFICE,
ST. VINCENT, B.W.I.,
31st July, 1952.


NOTICE.

SALE OF FORMER POLICE STATION,
BEQUIA.

Applications are invited for the pur-
chase of the building formrly.used as a
Police Station, Bequia.
'2. The building is situated in the
Town of Port Elizabeth.Bequia. It is a
wooden structure of two floors with a
concrete water tank, kitchen (broken
down) and Privy.
3. The first floor is 969 sq. ft. in area
and is comprised of four rooms. The
ground floor is 341 square feet in area
and is divided into three rooms.
4. The building stands on a land area
measuring 8,205 square feet according
to Survey Plan GRB-61 dated 20th
June, 1952, by HAROLD A. WENT, Act-
ing Crown Surveyor, and adjoins the
Public Highway.
5. The Reserve Price is $2,000.
6. Offers for the purchase of this
building should be submitted to the
Acting Assistant Administrator & Estab-
lishment Officer before the 31st August,
1952. The envelopes should be marked
" OLD POLICE STATION, BEQUIA."

G. B. W. MORISON,
Ag. ,Superintendent of Works.
24th July, 1952.


FOR SALE.


AGRICULTURAL NOTICES.


ORANGE AND GRAPEFRUIT PLANTS
FOR SALE.

The public are hereby informed that
there still remains for sale 90 budded
Orange plants and 30 budded Grapefruit
plants at Camden Park Experiment Sta-
tion at a price of GOc. per plant.
Applications for plants can be made
through the Officer-in-Charge, C.P.E.S.
or any of the Department Extension
Officers.
22nd July, 1952.

SALE OF LEAD ARSENATE TO SMALL
PEASANTS.

Lead arsenate in quantities of one to
twenty lbs. for use against arrowroot
leaf roller and other leaf-eating pests is
now available to small peasants at a re-
tail price of 48c. per lb. at:
Kingstown-at Head Office, Depart-
ment of Agriculture.
Georgetown-Agricultural Assistant.
Troumaca-Senior Agricultural In-
structor.
Containers are not provided and each
purchaser must supply a water proof
container as collodial lead arsenate can-
not be put in paper bags.
J. M. CAVE,t
Superintendent of Agriculture.
26th July, 1952.

CAUTION. Being poisonous, lead
arsenate must be stored in a safe place
away from children and animals, and
not kept near to food.


NOTICES.

BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE LAND
AND HOUSE TAX ORDINANCE,
CAP. 194 (Rev. Edn.).


Tlih Mitgistrate will hold Special
By :uoItin, at Police 'HTpeadqnartrs, Sessions for the purpose of hearing ob-
Kingstown. on lednesda!y. 27th Au./js, sections to and appeals from the assess-
19", at 11 i.m.l mnients made by iie T;ax Officers of St.
George's PI'.:isi, District 1; Charlotte
(-!
193S lIedforl Truck cnhsris.I. .3 (un- Paris.h. District 2 ; Si. Andrew's Parishl
til recently the Fire Trldledr). Diirict : ; St. Patrick's Parihl, District
In goo,1 running order and with four 4: St. David's Ptarish. District i): and
nearly new tyres. the rn''adims ( equia), lisrict 6; as
relaie to property in lhe First, Secoi'l
W. I. RANDOLPH, Lt-Col.. and Third Magisterial I)istricts.
Supecrintendent of Police. TIhpe Sesiions will he ]wld ;,t the fol-
7th August, 1952. 'lo.viiig places at 12 o'c!oick ioon :-













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 AUGUST, 1952.-(No. 44). 215


District 1, at the Police Station at
Calliaqua on Tuesday the 23rd
day of September and at th.
Court House, Kingstown, on
Tuesday the 30th day of Seltem-
ber, 1952.
District 2, at the Police Station at
Georgetown on Friday the 19th
day of September, 1952.
District 3, at the Police Station at
Layou on Tuesday the 9th day of
September, 1952.
District 4, at the Police Station at
Barrouallie on Thursday the llth
day of September, 1952.
District 5, at the Police Station at
Chateaubelair on Tuesday the
16th day of September, 1952.
District 6, at the Police Station at Pore
Elizabeth, Beqnia on Wednesday
the 3rd day of September, 1952.


SAINT VINCENT CO-OPERATIVE ARROW-
ROOT ASSOCIATION.

Notice is hereby given that a General
Meetiilg of the Saint Vineent Co-Oper-
ative Arrowroot Assoeiatiol will lbe
lield at the Memorial Hall, Richmond
Hill, at 10.00 a.m. on Friday, 29th
August, 1952, for the purpose of elect-
ing fifteen Delegates who will in turn
elect six Members to serve on the Ar-
rowroot Board for the Arrowroot Year
commencing 1st October, next.
C. V. BABER ISAACS,
Secretary.
KINGSTOWN,
29th July, 1952.


CUSTOMS NOTICES.


Notice of intention to object to any The following poultry* have been
assessment must be given not less than seized for a breach of the Import & Ex-
ten days before the day fixed for the port Regulations, 1940:-
holding of the Session at which the ob- 2 chickens.
section is to be heard.


D. K. McINTYRE,
magistrate.

MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE,
KIN GSTOWN,
30th June, 1952.


V. D. ARCHER,
Collector (of Customs.

H.M. CUSTOMS,
ST. VINCENT,
30th July, 1952.


Under Section 27 Cap. 183, Customs Ordinance. the undei mentioned -'oods
will be sold by Public Auction on Wednesday. 17th September, 1952, unlcrs
they are duly cleared or re-warehoused.
GOODS BONDED IN WAREHOUSE NO. 1.


1Date Name of Ship. Cons'ignee.
Wlhonsed.


Marks & No. Quantity. Contents.


18/5/51 Lady Rodney

2/7/51 C.L.M. Tannis

6'/7/51 Fort Amherst

1,,, ,,


J. H. Hazell
Sons & Co.
V. A. Theo-
balds
Corea & Co.


P.H.V.

ADD.

Corea & Co.


L. B. & Co.


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SAINT VINCENT.

No. 20 of 1952.


I Assent,

[ L.S. ] D. H. ARUNDELL,
Governor.

25th July, 1952.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for the care and protection of
Juveniles, the trial and treatment of Juvenile Offenders, the
establishment of Juvenile Courts and approved schools, and
other matters connected therewith and relating thereto.


[ On Proclamation. 1

Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.

PART I.
PRELIMINARY.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Juvaniles Ordinance,
1952, and shall come into force on a date to be appointed by the
Governor by proclamation published in the Gazette.

2. In this Ordinance unless the context otherwise requires
the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively
assigned to them, that is to say-
"approved school" means an approved school established
under section 14 of this Ordinance;
approved school order means an order made under section
15 of this Ordinance;
child" means a person under the age of fourteen years;
"contribution order" means an order made by a juvenile
court under section 41 of this Ordinance requiring lany


Short title and
commencement.


Interpretation.







Juveniles.


1952.


Age of criminal
responsibility.

General
consideration
for guidance
of Court.


Establishment
of juvenile
courts.
Cap. 12.


person to make contributions in respect of any juvenile
committed to an approved school or to the care of a fit
person;
guardian in relation to a juvenile, includes any person who,
in the opinion of the court having cognizance of any case
in relation to the juvenile or in which the juvenile is
concerned, has for the time being the charge of or control
over the juvenile;
"intoxicating liquor" means any fermented, distilled or
spirituous liquor which cannot, save in certain special
circumstances, according to any law for the time being in
force be legally sold without a licence;
juvenile means a person under the age of sixteen years;
"juvenile court" means a juvenile court established under
section 5 of this Ordinance;
place of safety means any place appointed by the Governor
to be a place of safety for the purposes of this Ordinance;
probation officer means an officer appointed under section
5 of the Probation of Offenders Ordinance, 1939;
public place includes any public park or garden and any
ground to which the public for the time being have or are
permitted to have access, whether on payment or
otherwise;
street" includes any highway, road, lane, footway, square,
court, alley, or passage, whether a thoroughfare or not;
young person means a person who has attained the age of
fourteen years and is under the age of sixteen years.

3. It shall be conclusively presumed that no child under the
age of eight years can be guilty of any offence.

4. Every court, in dealing with a juvenile who is brought
before it as being in need of care and protection or as an offender
or otherwise, shall have regard to the welfare of the juvenile and
shall, if it deems it necessary, take steps for removing the juvenile
from undesirable surroundings.


PART II.

ESTABLISHMENT OF JUVENILE COURTS.
5. (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of the Magistrates
Ordinance the Governor may by Order in Council provide for the
establishment of one or more separate juvenile courts in the
scvcral magisterial districts of the Colony.
(2) An Order in Council made under the preceding sub-section
may provide for such courts being held elsewhere than in the
buildings used as Magistrate's Court, the time when the same


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No. 20. Juveniles.

shall be held, and for every such court being constituted of a
Magistrate and such other persons to be called assessors as may
be nominated by the Governor :
Provided that nothing in the Order shall prevent a Magistrate
sitting alone in any case where he considers that it would be
impracticable for the court to be constituted in manner aforesaid
or that it would be inexpedient in the interests of justice to
adjourn the business of the court.

6. When a juvenile, young person or child is charged with
any offence punishable on summary conviction, the Magistrate
shall, unless the juvenile, young person or child is charged jointly
with any other person not being a juvenile, young person or child,
for the purpose of hearing the charge, sit in the juvenile court
established in his district under the provisions of this Ordinance.

7. (1) In a juvenile court no person other than the members
and officers of the court and the parties to the case, theiL
solicitors and counsel, solicitors and counsel in attendance for
other cases and other persons directly concerned in the case, shall,
except by leave of the court, be allowed to attend.
(2) For the purposes of this section any person appointed by
the Governor as a Probation Officer shall be deemed an officer of
the court.

PART III.

PREVENTION OF CRUELTY AND EXPOSURES TO MORAL AND
PHYSICAL DANGER.
8. (1) Every person who having attained the age of
seventeen years and having the custody, charge or care of any
juvenile wilfully assaults, ill-treats, neglects, abandons or exposes
such juvenile, or causes or procures him to be assaulted, ill-treated,
neglected, abandoned or exposed, in a manner likely to cause that
juvenile unnecessary suffering or injury to health (including
injury to or loss of sight, or hearing, or limb, or organ of the body,
and any mental derangement) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor,
and shall be liable-
(a) on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding four
hundred and eighty dollars or to imprisonment with hard
labour for any term not exceeding two years, or to both
such fine and imprisonment;
(b) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding one
hundred and twenty dollars or to imprisonment with hard
labour for any term not exceeding three months, or to both
such fine and imprisonment.


1952.


Trial by
juvenile courts.





Exclusion of
the public from
juvenile courts.


Cruelty to
juveniles.





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No. 20. Juveniles. 1952.

(2) For the purposes of this section-
(ac a parent or other person legally liable to maintain a
juvenile shall be deemed to have neglected him in a
manner likely to cause injury to his health if, being able
to do so, such parent or other person fails to provide
adequate food, clothing, rest, medical aid or lodging for
him;
(b) where it is proved that the death of an infant under three
years of age was caused by suffocation (not being
suffocation caused by disease or the presence of any
foreign body in the throat or air passage of the infant)
while the infant was in bed with some other person who
has attained the age of seventeen years and was at the
time of going to bed under the influence of drink or any
drug, then that other person shall be deemed to have
neglected the infant in a manner likely to cause injury to
the infant's health;
(c) any person, having attained the age of seventeen years,
who gives, or causes to be given, or sells or causes to be
s!:l, to any child under the age of ten years any
intoxicating liquor, except* upon the order of a duly
qualified medical practitioner, or in a case of sickness,
apprehended sickness, or other urgent cause, shall be
deemed to have illtreated that child in a manner likely to
cause injury to the child's health;
(d) any person, having attained the age of seventeen years
and having the custody, charge or care of any child under
the age of seven years, who allows that child to be in any
room or yard containing a stove, coal-stove, or open fire-
place, not sufficiently protected to guard against the risk
of that child being burnt or scalded, without taking
reasonable precautions against the risk, and by reason
thereof that child is killed or suffers serious injury, shall
be deemed to have neglected that child in a manner likely
to cause injury to child's health.
Provided that neither this paragraph, nor any proceedings
taken thereunder, shall affect the liability of any person to be
proceeded against by indictment for manslaughter or for any
Jap. 24. other oflence under Titles V. VI, VII, VIII AND IX of the
Indictable Offences Ordinance.
(3, A person may be convicted of an offence under this
section-
ka) notwithstanding that actual suffering or injury to health,
or the likelihood of actual suffering or injury to health,
was obviated by the action of another person;
(b) notwithstanding the death of the juvenile in respect of
whom the offence is committed.







No. 20. Juveniles. 1952.

(4) Upon the trial of any person who has attained the age of
seventeen years for infanticide or for the manslaughter of a
juvenile of whom he had the custody, charge or care, it shall be
lawful for the jury, if they are satisfied that he is guilty of an
offence under this section, to find him guilty of that offence.
(5) (a) If it is proved that a person convicted under this
section was directly or indirectly interested in any sum of money
accruing or payable in the event of the death of the juvenile and
had knowledge that that sum of money was accruing or becoming
payable, then-
(i) in the case of a conviction on indictment the maximum
amount of the fine which may be imposed under this
section shall be nine hundred and sixty dollars and the
Court may, instead of any other penalty, sentence that
person to imprisonment with hard labour for any term
not exceeding five years;
(ii) in the case of a summary conviction the maximum
amount of the fine which may be imposed under this
section shall be two hundred and forty dollars and the
Magistrate may, instead of any other penalty, sentence
that person to imprisonment with hard labour for any
term not exceeding six months.
(b) For the purposes of this subsection-
(i) a person shall be deemed to be directly or indirectly
interested in a sum of money if he has any share in or any
benefit from the payment of that money, notwithstanding
that he is not the person to whom it is legally payable;
(ii) a copy of a policy of insurance, certified to be a true copy
by an officer or agent of the insurance company granting
the policy, shall be evidence that the juvenile therein
stated to be insured has been in fact so insured and that
the person in whose favour the policy has been granted
is the person to whom the money thereby insured is legally
payable.
(6) Nothing in this section shall be construed as affecting the
right of any parent, teacher or other person having the lawful
control or charge of a juvenile to administer reasonable
punishment to him.

9. (1) Every person who- Begging.
(a) causes or procures any juvenile; or
(b) having the custody, charge or care of a juvenile, allows
him,
to be in any street, premises or place for the purpose of begging or
receiving alms, or of inducing the giving of alms (whether or not
there is any pretence of singing, playing, performing, offering
anything for sale, or otherwise) shall be guilty of an offence
against this Ordinance.







No. 20. Juveniles. 1952.

(2) If a person having the custody, charge or care of a
juvenile is charged with an offence under this section, and it is
proved-
(a) that the juvenile was in any street, premises or place for
any such purpose as is mentioned in subsection (1) of
this section; and
(b) that the person charged allowed the juvenile to be in the
street, premises or place,
he shall be presumed to have allowed him to be in the street,
premises or place for that purpose unless the contrary is proved.
(3) If any person while singing, playing, performing or
offering anything for sale in a street or public place has with him
a child who has been lent or hired out to him, the child shall, for
the purposes of this section, be deemed to be in that street or place
for the purpose of inducing the giving of alms.

Warrant to 10. (1) If it appears to a Magistrate on information on oath
search for and laid by any person who, in the opinion of such Magistrate is acting
remove ia the interests of a juvenile that there is reasonable cause to
juvenile. ,,uspect-
(a) that a juvenile has been or is being assaulted, ill-treated
or neglected in a manner likely to cause the juvenile
unnecessary suffering; or
(b) that any offPnce mentioned in the First Schedule to this
Ordinance has been or is being committed in respect of
the juvenile,
the Magistrate-may issue a warrant authorising any police officer-
(i) to search for the juvenile and, if it is found that the
juvenile has been or is being assaulted, ill-treated or
neglected in any such manner, or that any such offence
has been or is being committed in respect of him, to take
him to and detain in a place of safety; or
(ii) t6 remove the juvenile with or without search to a place
of safety and to detain him there,
v ajojaq qyTno-iq q uCo aoIuanlf aTq 'asleo qons iaiy!a u! 'liun
juvenile court.
(2) A Magistrate issuing a warrant under this section may by
the same warrant cause any person accused of any offence in
respect of the juvenile to be apprehended and brought before him
or some other Magistrate in order that proceedings may be taken
against him according to law.
(3) Any police office authorised by warrant under this
section to search for any juvenile, or to remove any juvenile with
or without search, may enter (if need be by force) any house,
building or other place specified in the warrant and may remove
him therefrom.







No. 20. Juveniles. 1952.

(4) The police officer executing any warrant issued under this
section may be accompanied by the person laying the informatlnn,
if that person so desires, and may also, if the Magistrate by whom
the warrant is issued directs, be accompanied by a duly qualified
medical practitioner.
(5) The Governor may declare any place, building or
enclosure or any part thereof to be a place of safety for the
purposes of this Ordinance.
11. (1) Any police officer or authorised person may bring Power to bring
before a juvenile court a juvenile in need of care or protection juveniles in
(2) For the purposes of this section the expression authorizedd need of care or
person means- protection
(a) any probation officer; or before Court.
(b) any person appointed by the Governor as such in
pursuance of this section.
12. (1) A juvenile court before which any juvenile is brought Powers of
by virtue of sections 10, 11 or 13 of this Ordinance, or any court Court.
before which is brought any juvenile in respect of whom any of
the offences mentioned in the First Schedule to this Ordinance
has been committed, may, if satisfied that the welfare of the
juvenile so requires, make an order-
(a) committing him to the care of any fit person, whether a
relative or not, who is willing to undertake the care of
him; or
(b) requiring his parent or guardian to enter into a
recognizance to exercise proper care and guardianship; or
(c) placing him, either in addition to, or without making, any
order under paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection, for a
specified period, not exceeding three years, under the
supervision of a probation officer.
(d) committing him to an approved school.
(2) Any order made under subsection (1) of this section,,may
from time to time be renewed, varied and revoked by the court on
its own motion, or on the application of any person.
(3) If a juvenile court before which any juvenile is brought is
not in a position to decide whether any or what order ought to be
made under this section, it may make such interim order as it
thinks fit for the juvenile's detention or continued detention in a
place of safety, or for his committal to the care of a fit person,
whether a relative or not, who is willing to undertake the care of
him.
(4) Any interim order made under the preceding subsection
shall not remain in force for more than thirty days; but at any
time within such period the court may, if it considers it expedient
so to do, make a further interim order; so, however, that in no
case shall any interim order or orders made under this and the
preceding subsection remain in force for more than sixty days
after the date of the first order made under this subsection.







Juveniles.


Disposal of
juvenile by
order of Court.


Power to
declare place
an approved
school.


(5) If the juvenile court by which an interim order is made
is satisfied on any occasion that, by reason of illness or accident,
the juvenile is unable to appear personally before the court, any
further interim order which the court has power to make on that
occasion may be made in the absence of the juvenile.
(6) The consent of any person to undertake the care of a
juvenile in pursuance of an order made under paragraph (a) of
subsection (1) of this section shall be proved in such manner as
the court may think sufficient to bind him.

13. (1) Where a person having the custody, charge or care of
a juvenile has been-
(a) convicted in respect of that juvenile, of any of the offences
mentioned in the First Schedule to this Ordinance; or
(b) committed for trial for any such offence; or
(c) bound over to keep the peace towards that juvenile,
by any court, that court may order that juvenile to be brought
before a juvenile court with a view to the juvenile court making an
order under section 12 of this Ordinance, and shall direct that the
probation officer be informed as soon as practicable of the order
made.
(2) Where any court has, under this section, made an order
directing that a juvenile be brought before a juvenile court, it
shall be the duty-
(a) of the complainant, if he is a police officer, in the
proceedings against the person having the custody, charge
or care of the juvenile;
(b) if that complainant is not a police officer, of the senior
police officer present in court at the time that the order
was made,
to bring the juvenile before the juvenile court.


PART IV.

APPROVED SCHOOLS.
14. The Governor in Council may by order published in the
Gazette-
(a) declare any house, building, enclosure or place or any part
thereof to be an approved school for the purposes of this
Ordinance and may in such order declare the name by
which the approved school shall be known;
(b) declare that any approved school shall cease to be an
approved school; and as from the date of the publication
of such declaration or such other date as may be specified
therein the approved school shall cease to be an approved
school.


No. 20.


1952.







No. 20.


Juveniles.


15. (1) A Court, before making an approved school order
with respect to'any juvenile, shall endeavour to ascertain the
religious persuasion of the juvenile.
(2) Every approved school order shall contain a declaration-
(a) as to the age and religious persuasion (if ascertained) of
the juvenile with respect to whom the order is made; and
(b) where a contribution order has at the same time been
made under section 41 of this Ordinance, stating the
amount of such contribution and by whom it is payable.
(3) Every court which makes an approved school order in
relation to any juvenile shall cause-
(a) such order; and
(b) a report embodying all such information in the possession
of the court with respect to the juvenile as is, in the
opinion of the court, material to be known by the
managers of the approved school,
to be delivered with as little delay as possible to the Managers of
the said school.
(4) Pending the admission into an approved school of a
juvenile in respect of whom an approved school order is made the
juvenile shall, unless the court which made the order has
otherwise directed, or a juvenile court acting for the same place as
the court which made the order otherwise directs, be detained in
a place of safety.
(5) A juvenile detained under any approved'school order
shall be deemed to be in legal custody.

16. (1) Where a court orders a child to be sent to an
approved school, the order shall be an authority for his detention
in an approved school until the expiration of a period of three
years from the date of the order, and if at the expiration of that
period he is under the age of fourteen years, for his further
detention until he attains that age.
(2) Where a Court orders a young person to be sent to an
approved school, the order shall be for his detention in an
approved school for a period of two years from the date of the
order or until he attains the age of sixteen years whichever date
is the earlier.

PART V.

PROCEEDINGS IN JUVENILE COURTS.
17. On the hearing of a charge against, or an application
relating to, a person who is believed to be a juvenile, a juvenile
court may, if it thinks fit so to do, proceed with the hearing and
determination of the charge or application notwithstanding that
it is discovered that the person in question is not a juvenile.


1952.

Provisions
relating to
committal
to approved
school.
























Duration of
approved
school orders.


Provisions as
to powers of
juvenile courts.






No. 20.

Methods of
dealing with
juvenile
offenders.
No. 14 of 1939.
Cap. 14.






































Cap. 17.

Special
provisions
relating to
probation.


Juveniles.


1952.


18. (1) Where a juvenile has been found guilty of any
offence before a juvenile court, that court (which for the purposes
of this section shall be deemed to be a summary court within the
meaning of the Probation of Offenders Ordinance may,
notwithstanding the provisions of section 16 of the Summary
Conviction Offences Ordinance, make an order-
(a, dismissing the case;
(b under the Probation of Offenders Ordinance;
(c) placing the offender, either in addition to or without
making any other order under this section, for a specified
period not exceeding three years, under the supervision of
a probation officer;
(d) committing the offender to the care of any fit person,
whether a relative or not, who is willing to undertake the
care of him;
(e) ordering the parent or guardian of the offender to enter
into a recognizance for the good behaviour of such
offender;
i ) committing the offender to an approved school;
tgo adjudging the parent or guardian of such juvenile to pay
compensation or costs and the said order shall be
enforceable by warrant of distress against the parent or
guardian of the juvenile : Provided that no such order
shall be made unless the parent or guardian is present or
is summoned to appear before the said court.
(2) Consent of any person to undertake the care of a juvenile
in pursuance of an order made under paragraph (d) of subsection
(1) of this section shall be proved in such manner as the court
may think sufficient to bind him.
(3) It shall be the duty of a Probation Officer to prepare a
report for the information of a court before which a juvenile
appears charged with an offence under this or any other
Ordinance. The report shall contain such information as to the
juvenile's mental and physical condition, his surroundings, school
record, age, and character and as to any other facts relating to
the juvenile which may be of assistance to the Court.
(4) A court shall before committing a juvenile to an approved
school or to the care of a fit person consider such report and shall
give a copy thereof to the juvenile or his counsel or solicitor.
(5) An appeal shall lie from any decision or order of a
juvenile court and the procedure to be followed on the bringing
and hearing of such appeal shall be in accordance with the
provisions of the Magistrates' Decisions (Appeals) Ordinance.

19. (1) Where a juvenile has been placed under the
supervision of a probation officer, that officer shall, while the
order remains in force, visit, advise and befriend him and, when
necessary, endeavour to find him suitable employment, and may,







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if it appears necessary in his interest so to do, at any time while
the order remains in force and he is under the age of sixteen
years, bring him before a juvenile court, and that court may, if it
thinks it is desirable in his interest so to do, commit him to the
care of a fit person, whether a relative or not, who is willing to
undertake the care of him.
(2) Where a person is bound by his recognizances before a
juvenile court or that court makes an order under the Probation
of Offenders Ordinance in respect of a juvenile, the attainment by
that person of the age of sixteen years shall not deprive the court
of jurisdiction to enforce his attendance and deal with him in
respect of any failure to observe the conditions of his
recognizance, or of jurisdiction to vary or discharge the
recognizance.

20. (1) Where under section 12 of this Ordinance a juvenile
is brought before a juvenile court of where a juvenile has been
convicted of any offence and the court is satisfied that it is in the
best interests and welfare of the juvenile to make an order
committing him to the care of a fit person and ascertains on
enquiry that such a person is available and willing to undertake
the care of the juvenile, the court shall have power to summon
such fit person before it for the purpose of examining such fit
person as to his fitness for being so appointed.
(2) A court before making an order under this Ordinance
committing a juvenile to the care of a fit person, shall endeavour
to ascertain the religious persuasion of the juvenile and shall,
wherever possible, in making such order take into consideration
s'ich religious persuasion.
(3) Every order committing a juvenile to the care of a fit
person shall contain a declaration-
(a) as to the age and religious persuasion 'if ascertained) of
the juvenile with respect to whom the order is made; and
(b) where a contribution order has at the same time been
made under section 41 of this Ordinance, stating the
amount of such contribution and by whom it is payable.
(4) Every court which makes an order committing a juvenile
to the care of a fit person shall cause-
(a) such order; and
(b) a report embodying all such information in the possession
of the court with respect to the juvenile as is, in the
opinion of the court, material to be known by the fit
person,
to be delivered with as little delay as possible to.the said person.
(5) Pending the delivery to a fit person of a juvenile who has
teen committed to the care of a fit person, the juvenile shall,
unless the court which made the order otherwise directs, fP
detained in a place of safety.


No, 14 of 1939.






Provisions
relating to
committal to
fit persons.


Juveniles.


1952.







Juveniles.


1952.


PART VI.

PROVISIONS PRELIMINARY TO AND TRIAL OF JUVENILE
OFFENDERS.

Separation in 21. Arrangements shall be made by the Superintendent of
police stations. Police for preventing a juvenile while detained in a police station,
rtc., of juveniles or while being conveyed to or from any criminal court, or while
from adults. waiting before or after attendance in any criminal court, from
associating with any adult, not being a relative, who is charged
with any offence other than an offence with which the juvenile is
jointly charged.

Bail or 22. (1) Where a person apparently a juvenile is apprehended,
detention with or without warrant, and cannot be brought forthwith before
of juveniles. the' appropriate court, the police officer in charge of the police
station to which he is brought shall enquire into the case and may
release him on a recognizance being entered into by him or his
parent or guardian (with or without sureties) for such amount as
will, in the opinion of the officer secure his attendance upon the
hearing of the charge, and shall so release him unless-
(a) the charge is one of homicide or other grave crime; or
(b) it is necessary in his interest to remove him from
association with any reputed criminal or prostitute; or
(c) the officer has reason to believe that his release would
defeat the ends of justice.
(2) Where a person apparently a juvenile is apprehended and
is not released under subsection (1) of this section, the police
officer in charge of such police station shall cause him to be
detained in a place of safety until he can be brought before the
appropriate court ,

Remand or 23. (1) A Magistrate's court on remanding or committing
committal to for trial a juvenile who is not released on bail shall commit him
place of safety. to custody in a place of safety named in the commitment, to be
there detained for the period for which he is remanded or until he
is thence delivered in due course of law :
Provided that in the case of a young person it shall not be
cbligatory on the court so to commit him if the court certifies that
he is of so unruly a character that he cannot safely Lt so
comnmitled, or that he is of so depraved a character that he is not
a fit person to be so detained; and where the commitment so
certifies he may be committed to such place, including a prison,
as may be specified in the commitment warrant.
(2) A commitment under this section may be varied, or, in
the case of a young person who proves to be of so unruly a
character that he cannot safely be detained in such custody, or to
p s r depnraved a character that he is not a fit person to be so


No. 20.







1952.


detained, revoked, by the court which made the order, or, if
application cannot conveniently be made to that court, by any
court having jurisdiction in the place where the court which made
the order sat, and if it is revoked the young person may be
committed to such place, including a prison, as may be specified in
the commitment warrant.

24. Where a juvenile is charged with an offence jointly with
a. person who has attained the age of sixteen years or that person
is charged at the same time with aiding, abetting, causing,
procuring, allowing or permitting that offence the charge shall be
heard by a Magistrate's court.

25. Where a juvenile is charged with an indictable offence,
proceedings for his committal for trial shall be heard in a
Magistrate's court, and if on the termination of those proceedings
the court is satisfied that the juvenile should be committed for
trial, the court shall so commit him and shall bind him and the
witnesses by recognizance to appear at the court to which the
juvenile is committed.

PART VII.
LEGAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO JUVENILES.
26. (1) Any police officer may take into custody, without
warrant, any person who-
(a) commits, within his view, any of the offences mentioned
in the First Schedule to this Ordinance;
(b) has committed, or whom he has reason to believe to have
committed, any of the offences mentioned in the First
Schedule to this Ordinance if the police officer has
reasonable ground for believing that that person will
abscond, or if the police officer does not know and cannot
ascertain that person's name and address.
(2) Where, under the powers conferred by this section, a
police officer arrests any person without warrant, the police officer
in charge of the police station to which that person is brought
shall, unless in his belief the release of that person on bail would
tend to defeat the ends of justice or to cause injury or danger to
the juvenile against whom the offence is alleged to have been
committed, release the person arrested on that person entering
into such recognizance, with or without sureties, as may in the
judgment of that officer be required to secure the attendance of
that person upon the hearing of the charge.

27. Where, in any proceedings with relation to any of the
offences mentioned in the First Schedule to this Ordinance the
court is satisfied that the attendance before it of any juvenile in
respect of whom the offence is alleged to have been committed is
not essential to the just hearing of the case, the case may be
proceeded with and determined in the absence of the juvenile.


Trial of juvenile
when charged
with an adult.



Juvenile
charged with
indictable
offence.


Power to take
offenders into
custody.


Power to hear
case in absence
of juvenile.


No. 20.


Juveniles.







Juveniles.


Restriction on
presence of
juvenile in
Court.




Determination
of age.















Cap. 24.


Evidence of
child of tender
years.





Cap. 15.


28. No juvenile, other than an infant in arms, shall be
permitted to be present in court during the trial of any other
person charged with any offence, or during any proceedings
preliminary thereto, except during such time as his presence is
required as a witness or otherwise for the purpose of justice; and
any juvenile present in court when under this section he is not to
be permitted to be so present shall be ordered to be removed.

29. (1) Wh"re a person, whether charged with an offence or
not, is brought before any court otherwise than for the purpose of
giving evidence, the court shall make due enquiry as to the age of
that person, and for that purpose shall take such evidence as may
be forthcoming at the hearing of the case, but an order or
judgment of the court shall not be invalidated by any subsequent
pioof that the age of that person has not been correctly stated to
the court, and the age presumed or declared by the court to be the
age of the person so brought before it shall, for the purposes of
this Ordinance be deemed to be the true age of that person, and
where it appears to the court that the person so brought before it
has attained the age of sixteen years, that person shall, for the
purposes of this Ordinance, be deemed not to be a juvenile.
(2) Where in any charge or indictment for any offence under
this Ordinance or any of the offences mentioned in the First
Schedule to this Ordinance, except an offence under sections 79,
80, 82, 83. 61, 92, 93 and 95 of the Indictable Offences Ordinance, it
is alleged that the person by or in respect of whom the offence was
committed was a juvenile, young person or child or was under or
had attained any specified age, and he appears to the court to
have been at the date of the commission of the alleged offence a
juvenile, young person or child or to have been under or to have
attained the specified age, as the case may be, he shall for the
purposes of this Ordinance be presumed at that date to have been
a juvenile, young person o'r child or to have been under, or to have
attained, that age, as the case may be, unless the contrary is
proved.

PART VIII.

EVIDENCE AND PROCEDURE.
30. (1) Where, in any proceedings against any person for
any offence, any child of tender years called as a witness does not
in the opinion of the court understand the nature of an oath, his
evidence may be received, though not given upon oath, if in the
opinion of the court, he is possessed of sufficient intelligence to
justify the reception of the evidence and understands the duty of
speaking the truth; and his evidence, though not given on oath.
but otherwise taken and reduced into writing in accordance with
the provisions of the Indictable Offences Magistrates (Procedure)
Ordinance or of this Ordinance, shall be deemed to be a
deposition : i


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Provided that where evidence admitted by virtue of this
section is given on behalf of the prosecution the accused shall not
be liable to be convicted of the offence unless that evidence is
corroborated by some other material evidence in support thereof
implicating him.
(2) It any child whose evidence is received as aforesaid
wilfully gives false evidence in such circumstances that he would,
if the evidence had been given on oath, have been guilty of
perjury, he shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance.


31. (1) Where, in any proceedings in relation to an offence
against, or any conduct contrary to, decency or morality, a person
who, in the opinion of the court, is a juvenile is called as a witness,
the court may direct that all or any persons, not being members
or officers of the court or parties to the case, their counsel or
solicitors, solicitors or counsel in attendance for other cases or
persons otherwise directly concerned in the case, be excluded from
the court during the taking of the evidence of that witness :
Provided that nothing in this section shall authorise the
exclusion of bona fide representatives of a newspaper or news
agency.
(2) The powers conferred on a court by this section shall be
in addition and without prejudice to any other powers of the
court to hear proceedings in camera.

32. (1) Where a Magistrate is satisfied by the evidence of a
cly qualified medical practitioner that the attendance before a
Magistrate's court of any juvenile, in respect of whom any of the
offences mentioned in the First Schedule to this Ordinance is
alleged to have been committed, would involve serious danger to
his life or health, the Magistrate may take in writing the
deposition and add thereto a statement of his reason for taking it
and of the day when and place where it was taken, and of the
names of the persons (if any) present at the taking thereof.
(2) The Magistrate taking any such deposition shall transmit
it with his statement-
(a) if the deposition relates to an offence for which any
accused person is already committed for trial, to the
proper officer of the court for trial at which the accused
person has been committed :
(b) in any other case, to the Magistrate before whom
proceedings are pending in respect of the offence.

33. Where, in any proceedings in respect of any of the
offences mentioned in the First Schedule to this Ordinance, the
court is satisfied by the evidence of a duly qualified medical
practitioner that the attendance before the court of any juvenile,
in respect of whom the offence is alleged to have been committed,


Power to clear
court when
juvenile giving
evidence.












Extension of
power to take
deposition
of juvenile.














Admission in
evidence of
deposition of
juvenile.


1952.


Juveniles.


No. 20.







Juveniles.


Evidence of
accused person.
Cap. 23.



Mode of
charging
offence and
limitation
of time.





















Court other
than juvenile
court to have
power of a
juvenile court.


would involve serious danger to his life or health, any deposition
of the juvenile taken under section 32 of this Ordinance, shall be
admissible in evidence either for or against the accused person
without further proof thereof if it purports to be signed by the
Magistrate by or before whom it purports to be taken :
Provided that the deposition shall not be admissible in
evidence against the accused person unless it is proved that
reasonable notice of the intention to take the deposition has been
served upon him and that he or his counsel or solicitor had, or
might have had if he had chosen to be present, an opportunity of
cross-examining the juvenile making the deposition.

34. As respects proceedings against any person for any of the
offences mentioned in the First Schedule to this Ordinance, the
Evidence Ordinance shall have effect as if in the First Schedule to
that Ordinance, the Second Schedule to this Ordinance were
included.

35. (1) Where a person is charged with committing any of
the offences mentioned in the First Schedule to this Ordinance in
respect of two or more juveniles, the same information or
summons may charge the offence in respect of all or any of them,
but the person charged shall not, if he is summarily convicted, be
liable to a separate penalty in respect of each juvenile except
upon separate informations.
(2) The same information or summons may also charge any
person as having the custody, charge, or care, alternatively or
together, and may charge him with the offence of assault,
ill-treatment, neglect, abandonment or exposure, together or
separately, and may charge him with committing all or any of
those offences in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering
or injury to health, alternatively or together, but when those
offences are charged together the person charged shall not, if he
is summarily convicted, be liable to a separate penalty for each.
(3) Where any offence mentioned in the First Schedule to
this Ordinance charged against any person is a continuous offence,
it shall not be necessary to specify in the information, summons
or indictment the date of the acts constituting the offence.


PART IX.

GENERAL.

36. Where under the provisions of this Ordinance a juvenile
is tried before any court which is not a juvenile court, then such
court shall have in relation to that juvenile all the powers of a
juvenile court.


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1952.









37. The person to whose care a juvenile is committed by an Rights and
order made under this Ordinance shall, while the order is in force, powers of fit
have the same rights and powers and be subject to the same persons.
liabilities in respect of the juvenile's maintenance as if he were his
parent, and the juvenile so committed shall continue in his care
notwithstanding any claim by a parent or other person.


38. (1) The court by which an order committing a juvenile
to an approved school or to the care of a fit person is made, may
at any time, on the application of a probation officer, order a
juvenile in an approved school or under the care of a fit person to
be transferred to an approved school or to the care of some other
person.
(2) Upon a juvenile being transferred in accordance with the
provisions of subsection (1) of this section the court shall cause
notice thereof to be sent to the person liable to make contributions
in respect of him.

39. (1) A juvenile who runs away from an approved school
or from a person to whose care he has been committed under this
Ordinance may be apprehended without warrant by any police
officer or authorised person for the purposes of section 11 of this
Ordinance and brought back to the approved school or to that
person as the case may be if that person is willing to receive him
and if that person is not willing to receive him may be taken
before a juvenile court which may make an order in respect of
him as if he had been brought before the court as being in need of
care and protection.
(2) Any person who knowingly assists or induces a juvenile
to run away from an approved school or from a person to whose
care he has been committed, or harbours or conceals a juvenile
who has so run away and prevents him from returning, shall be
guilty of an offence against this Ordinance.

40. (1) Where an order has been made by a juvenile court
committing a juvenile to an approved school or to the care of a fit
person it shall be the duty of the following persons to make
contributions in respect of him if the court is satisfied of their
ability to make such contributions-
(a) his father, adopted father or stepfather;
(b) his mother, adopted mother or stepmother; and
(c) any person, who, at the date when any such order is made,
is cohabiting with the mother of the juvenile, whether he
is the putative father or not.
(2) Where a juvenile has been committed to an approved
school or to the care of a fit person contributions under this
Ordinance shall be payable to the matron of the approved school
or to the fit person to be applied by the matron or fit person as
the case may be In or towards the maintenance, or otherwise for
the benefit, of the juvenile.


Transfer of
juvenile in
approved
school or under
care of fit
persons.





Escapes from fit
persons or
approved
school.












Contributions.


1952.


Juveniles.


No. 20.






No. 20.

Contribution
orders.


No. 1 of 1949.


Provisions as to
affiliation
order.


General
Penalty.


Juveniles. 1952.

41. (1) Where an order has been made by a juvenile court
committing a juvenile to an approved school or to the care of a
fit person the court may at the same time make a contribution
order on any person who is, under section 40 of this Ordinance,
liable to make contributions in respect of the juvenile requiring
that person to contribute such weekly sum, not exceeding five
dollars in respect of each juvenile, as the court having regard to
his means thinks fit.
(2) A contribution order shall, unless varied or revoked,
remain in force so long as the juvenile remains in the approved
school or in the care of the fit person and the court when making
such order shall have regard to any affiliation order in force in
respect of the juvenile. Any such contribution order may be
varied or revoked on the application of either the contributor or
the person to whom the contributions are payable.
(3) A contribution order shall be enforceable, at the instance
of the person to whom the contributions are payable, in the same
manner as an affiliation order made under the Maintenance
Ordinance.
(4) A person on whom a contribution order is made shall, if
he changes his address, forthwith give notice thereof to the
person to whom, immediately before the change, the contributions
were payable, and, if he fails so to do, or if he knowingly gives
notice false in any material particular, he shall be guilty of an
offence against this Ordinance.


42. (1) Where a juvenile who is ordered by a juvenile court
to be committed to an approved school or to the care of a fit
person is illegitimate, and an affiliation order for his maintenance
is in force the court may at the same time order the payments
under the affiliation order to be paid to the person to whom
contributions in respect of the juvenile are payable under section
40 of this Ordinance.
(2) Any sums received under the affiliation order shall be
applied in like manner as if they were contributions received under
a contribution order.
(3) The making of an order under this section with respect to
an affiliation order shall not extend the duration of that order.

43. Any person guilty of an offence against this Ordinance
for which no special punishment is provided shall be liable, on
summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred and
twenty dollars, and in default of payment to imprisonment with
hard labour for a term not exceeding three months, and in the
case of a continuing offence to a further fine not exceeding ten
dollars for each day on which the offence continues after
conviction.. ,









44. An order, other than an interim order, committing a Forms.
juvenile to the care of a fit person, a contribution order and an
order under section 42 of this Ordinance, shall be in the
appropriate form set out in the Third Schedule to this Ordinance,
and such forms may be amended or revoked and different and
additional forms may be prescribed by order made by the
Governor in Council.


45. (1) The Governor in Council may make rules for the
purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Ordinance
and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing
provision he may also make rules with regard to the
administration and management of approved schools and the
provisions set out in the Fourth Schedule to this Ordinance shall
have effect in relation to the administration of approved schools
and the treatment of persons sent thereto.
(2) The managers of an approved school shall be bound to
accept any person who under this Ordinance is sent or transferred
to that school or otherwise to their care unless the managers of
the school satisfy the Governor in Council that there are already
as many persons detained in that school or, as the case may be,
otherwise under their care as is desirable.

46. The following enactments are hereby repealed:-
(a) The Juvenile Offenders Punishment Ordinanoe, 1935;
(b) The Juvenile Offenders Punishment (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1951;
(c) The Summary Conviction Offences (Procedure)
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1951.


FIRST SCHEDULE.

(Sections 10, 12, 13, 26, 27, 29, 33, 34, 35.)


1. Any offence against a juvenile under sections 22, 23, 24, 25, 31
and 32 of the Summary Convictions Ordinance.

2. Any offence under Part III of this Ordinance.

3. Any offence under sections 65, 78, 79, 80, 93, 95 and 96 of the
Indictable Offences Ordinance, and any offence against a
juvenile under sections 47, 49, 50, 66, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89,
90, 91, 92, 98, 99, 100, 300, 301 and 302 of the said Ordinance.

4. Any other offence involving bodily injury to a juvenile.


Power of
Governor in
Council to
make rules.











Repeal.
No. 52 of 1935.
No. 3 of 1951.

No. 4 of 1951.


Cap. 14.


Cap. 24.


II~g


No. 20.


Juveniles.


1952.







No. 20. Juveniles. 1952.

SECOND SCHEDULE.
(Section 34).

Ordinance Title. Part of Ordinance referred to


Cap. 24 The Indictable Offences Sections 47, 66, 96, 300, 301, 302.
Ordinance
Cap. 14 The Summary Conviction Sections 23, 24, 25, 31 and 32.
Offences Ordinance


THIRD SCHEDULE.
(Section 15).
FORM I.

The Juveniles Ordinance, 1952.

Approved School Order.


To the Matron, and to all persons authorised by this Ordinance, and to the
.: aers of the approved school named in the endorsement hereon.
h erea s (1) .......................................... ................ ...................... .................................................... a ju ven ile w a s
:;outj< h before the 2) juvenile court (3) at .................................... ......................................... in the
........................................... agisterial District of the Colony as being need of care or
:.c tctLion, or by his parent or guardian as being uncontrollable by such parent or
,.aiidan, or charged with thie offence of........................................ ...........................
And Whereas the said court, or the juvenile court (3) at................................
-n the ........................................ ................. Magisterial District of the Colony to which the matter
%as remitted in accordance with the provisions of the Juveniles Ordinance, 1952,
consideredd it expedient and in the best interests of the welfare of the said juvenile
o make an order sending the said juvenile to an approved school;

These, therefore, are to command you the said Matron and all persons
uthoried by this Ordinance and the said Managers to detain the said juvenile
2) in a place of safety until the name of an approved school is endorsed hereon
.nd then to take the siid juvenile to the said approved school and deliver him to
le Managers thereof; and to command you, the Managers of the approved school
Lamed in the endorsement hereon, to receive the said juvenile into your custody
nd to keep him in accordance with and until he is released under the provisions
f the Juveniles Ordinance, 1952.

It is hereby declared that-
(a) the age of the said juvenile is (6) ..................................... .............year......... ..
m months, being born on (6) ....................................... ........................;







No. 20. Juvenile. 1952.

(b) his religious persuasion is (7)...................-.;
(c) a contribution order in the sum of (8) ............................... ....... a week
p payable by (9) ............................................................... ..................................... ............. ........
being the (9)....... .......................................of the said juvenile has been made.

A report in accordance with the provisions of the Juveniles Ordinance, 1952, is
forwarded herewith.

Given under my hand this (10).....................day of.............................. at (11)
........................................................ ................in the (3) ................... ..........................M agisterial D district of
the Colony.

(12) ........... ...................


ENDORSEMENT.

The approved school to which the said juvenile shall be sent is the (13)


Dated this (10) ............................. ..

(14) ............ ................. ... .. ......... .

The said juvenile shall be transferred from the above-named approved school
to th e (13) .............................................. ........................................

Dated this (10).............. ..

(14)


(1) State full name
(2) Amend, if necessary.
(3) State name of place where court was held and Magisterial district.
(4) Strike out inapplicable alternatives.
(5) State nature of offence.
(6) State age and date of birth.
(7) State religious persuasion, if ascertainable.
(8) State amount, if contribution order made.
(9) State name and status of person by whom contributions payable if
contribution order made.
(10) State date.
(11) State place.
(12) Signature of the proper officer of the Court.
(13) State name of approved school.
(14) Signature of proper offer of Cort.







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FORM II.
(Section 12(1) (a))
The Juveniles Ordinance, 1952.
Order Committing Juvenile to Care of Fit Person.


To all persons authorised by this Ordinance, and to the fit person named in
the endorsement hereon willing to undertake the care of the juvenile.
W whereas (1) .. ...... .............. ............................... ...................................................... a juvenile w as
brought before the (2) juvenile court (3) at ...................................................................................... in the
.......... Magisterial District of the Colony as (4) being in need of care
or protection, or by his parent or guardian as being uncontrollable by sucn parent
or guardian, or charged with the o ence of (5) ............................. .. ...................... ........................

And Whereas the (4) said court, or the juvenile court (3) at.....................................
in the . .................. Magisterial District of the Colony to which the matter
was remitted in accordance with the provisions of the Juveniles Ordinance, 1952,
considered it expedient and in the best interests of the welfare of the said juvenile
to make an oruer committing the said juvenile to the care of a fit person who is
willing to undertaUe the care of him;

These, therefore, are to command you the said persons authorised by the said
Ordinance to detain the said juvenile (2) in a place of safety until the name of a
fit person willing to undertake the care of the juvenile is endorsed hereon and
then to take the said juvenile to the said lit person and deliver him to the said fit
person; and to command you, the said fit person nameal in the endorsement
hereon, to receive the said juvenile into your custody and to keep him in accordance
with and until he is released under the provisions of the Juveniles Ordinance, 1952.

It is hereby declared that-
(a) the age of the said juvenile is (6) ......... .... .... years............
months, being born on () ..... ;
(b) his religious persuasion is (7) .........
(c) a contribution order in the sum of (8)......... ......................... .... a week
payable by (9) .................................. ..... ......... .................................... ..... .... ..... ...
being the (9)...... ..............................of the said juvenile has been made.

A report in accordance with the provisions of the Juveniles Ordinance, 1952, is
forwarded herewith.

Given under my hand this (10) .................... day of..... ........ at (11)
i..... .......n. the (3) ..- .............. Magisterial District of
the Colony.


_...... : : l ....._ _ IILL.IlLJ_ I









ElKDORSeRII'.

The fit person to whose care the said juvenile shall be committed is (13)


D ated this (10).................................. ..............................
(14) ......... ................. .... .... ........... ............
(1) State full name.
(2) Amend, if necessary.
(3) State name of place where court was held and magisterial district.
(4) Strike out inapplicable alternatives.
(5) State nature of offence.
(6) State age and date of birth.
(7) State religious persuasion, if ascertainable.
(8) State amount, if contribution order made.
(9) State name and status of person by whom contributions payable if
contribution order made.
(10) State date.
(11) State place.
(12) Signature of the proper officer of the Court.
(13) State name of fit person willing to undertake the care of the juvenile.
(14) Signature of proper officer of the Court.
,. -.aisieeKrssrsscaw^,, ..


FORM III.


The Juveniles Ordinance, 1952.

Contribution Order.

W whereas an order com m hitting (1) .......................................................................................................................
a juvenile (2) to the care of a fit person, or to an approved school has (2) this day,
or on the (3) .......................................................................... been made by (2) this court, or by a
juvenile court;
(4 ) A n d W h ereas (5 ) ..... ...... ................................................................................................................................ (2 )
the fit person to whose care, or the Matron of the approved school to which, the
said juvenile was committed has made application for a contribution order;
It is h ereby ordered th at (6) ......................................................................................................... ......... ...............
being the (6) ........................................ .................................... of the said juvenile shall pay to (7)
............................................................... ............................................................................................................................ th e su m o f (8 )
........................................................................ each week to be applied in accordance with the
provisions of the Juveniles Ordinance, 1952, the first of such payments to be made
on the (3) ...................................................................................... so long as the said juvenile remains in
the care of (2) such fit person, or approved school, or until this order is varied or
revoked in accordance with the provisions of the Juveniles Ordinance, 1952.


No. 20.


Jnven7e.


1952.





118

No. 20. Juveniles. 1952.

Given under my hand this (3) .............................. Day of ...................................................................... at (9)
..................................................... in the (10) ...................................... ............... M agisterial D district of
the Colony.
(1 1 ) .............................................................. ........................

(1) State full name of juvenile.
(2) Strike out inapplicable alternative.
(3) State date.
(4) Strike out if inapplicable.
(5) State name of applicant and if she is the matron also of the approved
school.
(6) State name and status of person by whom contributions payable.
(7) State person to whom contributions payable under section 41 (2) of the
Juveniles Ordinance, 1952.
(8) State amount of contribution.
(9) State place.
(10) State Magisterial District.
(11) Signature of the proper officer of the Court.



FORM IV.

ihe Juveniles Ordinance, 1952.

Order Transferring Payments under Affiliation Order.

Whereas an affiliation order was made on the (1)..................................................... .....................
a g a in st (2 ) .................................................................................................................................................................................... o rd erin g
him to pay th e sum of (3) .................................................................a w eek to (4) ..........................................
............................ ...........towards the maintenance and education of (5)....................................
....................................................... a juvenile of the age of (6) ........................................................until h
attain s th e age of (7) ............................................................
A n d W whereas an order com m ittin g (5) ............................................................................ .............................
a juvenile (8) to the care of a fit person, or to an approved school, has (8) this day,
or on the (1)..................................................................been made by (8) this court, or by a juvenile
court;

(9 ) A n d W h e re a s (10 ) ..................................................................................................................................................................
(8) the fit person to whose care, or the Matron of the approved school to which,
the said juvenile was committed has made application for a contribution order;
It is hereby ordered that the payments to be made by the said (2)...........................
.............................................................. ..........................under the said affiliation order shall be made
to ( 1 1 ) ................................................................................................................................................................................... in s t e a d o f t o
th e sa id (4 ) .................................................................................................................................................................................... th e fi rst
of such payments to be male on the (1) ........................................... .............................................. so long







No. 20. Juvenies. 1952.

as the said affiliation order remains in force, to be applied in accordance with the
provisions of the Juveniles Ordinance, 1952.

G iven under m y hand this (1) .................................... day of............................................................ at (12)
.............................. ................... .......................in th e (13) ........................................................ M agisterial D district
of the Colony.
(14) .............................................. .

(1) State date.
(2) State name of person against whom affiliation order made.
(3) State sum payable under the affiliation order.
(4) State person to whom sum payable under the affiliation order.
(5) State full name of juvenile.
(6) State age of juvenile.
(7) State age till which affiliation order payable.
(8) Strike out inapplicable alternative.
(9) Strike out, if inapplicable.
(10) State name of applicant and if she is the matron also-of the approved
school.
(11) State person to whom contributions are payable under section 41 (2) of
the Juveniles Ordinance, 1952.
(12) State place.
(13) State Magisterial District.
(14) Signature of the proper officer of the Court.


FOURTH SCHEDULE.
(Section 45.)
Provisions as to Administration of Approved Schools and Treatment of Persons
sent thereto.

1. A minister of the religious persuasion to which a person in an approved
school belongs may visit him at the school on such days, at such times and on such
conditions as may be fixed by rules made under section 45 of this Ordinance for the
purpose of affording him religious assistance and instruction.
2. If it appears to the Managers of the approved school that a person who has
been ordered to be sent to their school requires medical attention before he can
properly be received into the school, or that a person detained in the school requires
such attention, they may make arrangements for him to be received into and
detained in any hospital, home or other institution where he can receive. the
necessary attention; and that person, while so detained, shall for the purposes of
this- Ordinance be deemed to be under the care of the Managers of the school.
3. At any time during the period of a person's detention in an approved
school the Managers of the school may grant leave to him to be absent therefrom
in the charge of such person and for such period as they may think fit, but during
such leavd he shall, for the purposes of this Ordinance, be deemed to be under the
care of the Managers of the school, and the Managers may at any time require him
to return to the school.







No. 20. Juveniles. 1952,

4. (1) At any time during the period of a person's detention in an approved
school the Managers may, by licence in writing, permit him to live with his parent,
or with any trustworthy and respectable person (to be named in the licence) who
is willing to receive and take charge of him.
(2) The Managers may at any time by order in writing revoke any licence and
require the person to whom it relates to return to the school.
(3) For the purposes of this Ordinance a person who is out on licence from an
approved school shall be deemed to be under the care of the Managers of th'
school.
5. (1) If a person under the care of the Managers of an approved sch, al
conducts himself well, the Managers of the school may, with his written con, mt
and with the written consent of the Governor in Council, apprentice or place nim
in .any trade, calling or service.
(2) Before exercising their powers under sub-paragraph (1) of this para ;raph,
the Managers shall, in any case where it is practicable so to do, consult w ch the
parent of the person concerned.
6. Where a person detained in an approved school is transferred to uhe care
of the Managers of another school, he may be conveyed to his new school by and
at the expense of the Managers of the first-mentioned school.
7. (1) Subject as hereinafter provided, all rights, powers and duties
exercisable by law by a parent shall as respects any person under the care of the
Managers of an approved school be vested in them: Provided that, where a
person out on licence or under supervision from an approved school is lawfully
living with his parents or either of them, the said rights and powers shall- be
exercisable by the parents or, as the case may be, by the parent with whom he is
living; but it shall be the duty of any such parent so to exercise those rights and
powers as to assist the Managers to exercise control over him.
(2) The Managers of an approved school shall be under an obligation to
provide for the clothing, maintenance, upbringing and education of the persons
under their care, except that while such a person is out on licence, or under
supervision, their obligation shall be to cause him to be visited, advised and
befriended and to give him assistance (including, if they think fit, financial
assistance) in maintaining himself and finding suitable employment.
8. Every person who is authorised to take to an approved school a person in
respect of whom an approved school order has been made shall, for the purposes
of his duty .s aforisaid, have all the powers, protection and privileges of a
constable.

PFsec' d the Leg,_islatiVc Council this 6th day of June 1952.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
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1952, No. 63.

(Gazetted 12th August, 1952).

BY THE ADMINISTRATOR.
A PROCLAMATION.
[L.S.J
BERNARD GIBBS,
Acting Administrator.
WHEREAS it is enacted by section 1 of the Registration of Business Names
Ordinance, 1950, that the said Ordinance shall come into operation on a day to be
appointed by the Governor by Proclamation in the Gazette :
AND WHEREAS it is deemed expedient that the said Ordinance shall come into
force on the 15th day of August 1952 :
Now THEREFORE I, CYPRIAN BERNARD GIBBS the Officer for the time being
administering the Government of the Colony of Saint Vincent, pursuant to the
authority in me vested by the said Ordinance do hereby proclaim that the
aforesaid Ordinance shall come into operation on the 15th day of August 1952.
GIVEN under my hand and the Public Seal cf the Colony of Saint Vincent at
Government Office in the said Island this th day of August in the Year
of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-two and in the First
Year of the Reign of Her Majesty QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN !
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STATUTORY RULES A!

1952, No. 64.


PRICES CONTROL (AMENDMENT NO. 26) NOTICE.


(Gazetted 12th August, 1952).



1. Short title. This Notice may be cited as the Prices Control
(Amendment No. 26) Notice.
2. Amendment. The prices set out hereunder are the Maximum prices
for which the articles enumerated may be sold in the Colony and the First Schedule
Part B to the Prices Control Order 1947 (S.R. & O. No. 25) is hereby amended by
deleting all the words, figures and symbols occurring in the columns opposite the
articles : Corfish." "Potatoes (Cyprus)," "Lard-Velvo Kris," and substituting
therefore the following :
FIRST SCHEDULE-PART B.


Potatoes (Cyprus)

Lard-Velvo Kris


Maximum Wholesale Price I


...$110.67 per c:tsk of
448 lbs.
$55.84 per cask
30c. per lb. for any
quantity less than 1
cask, hut not less
than 50 lbs.


$14.79 per bag of
104 lbs.
$12.87 per ctn. of
24-1 lb. tins


Area "A" Area "B"

32v. per lb. 33c. per lb.






18c. per 1). 19c. per lb.

60c. per lb 61c. per lb.


32 8, lie /
S / 55' <2>
P-SL^JL/t^<^ /


Article.


Codfish


Maximum Retail Price.


Area C."

34c. per lb.






20c. per lb.

6?c. per lb.


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Area A means the town of Kingstown and within one mile thereof.
Area B means all other places throughout the Colony other than those
mentioned in Areas A :rnd "C ".
Area C means all the villages of Overland, Sandy Bay, Owia, Fancy, Windsor
Forest and the St. Vincent Grenadines.

Made by the Competent Authority under section 30 of the Prices Control
Order 1947 (S. R. & 0. No. 25) this 8th day of August, 1952.
G. C. H. THOMAS,
Acting Controller of Supplies.
(J. 5/1951).

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STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,
1952, No. 65.


IMPORTATION OF ANIMALS (DISEASES PREVENTION)
(TRINIDAD) ORDER.


(Gazetted 12th August, 1952).


1. Short title. This Order may be cited as the Importation of Animals
(Diseases Prevention) (Trinidad) Order, 1952.

2. Importation of birds from Trinidad prohibited. No birds
including fowls, ducks, g,'ese, turkeys, guinea fowls, pea fowls and pigeons shall be
imported into the Colony from Trinidad.

3. Importation of certain crates etc., prohibited. No eggs,
carcasses, viscera or any bye products of these, and no crates, dung, litter or
anything which has been or is suspected to have been in contact with birds shall
be imported into the Colony from Trinidad.

Made by the Governor in Council under section 3 of the Importation of
Animals (Diseases Prevention) Ordinance, 1933, (No. 2 of 1933) this 11th day of
August 1952.
A. L. SAMUEL,
Acting Clerk of Executive Council.
(M 2/1942)

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MINUTES OF MEETING OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HELD AT THE COUNCIL
CHAMBER, KINGSTOWN ON FRIDAY 6TH JUNE, 1952 AT 10 A.M.


PRESENT :
His Honour C. B. GIBBS, Acting Administrator, President,


The Honourable









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P. C. LEWIS, Crown Attorney,
V. D. ARCHER, Colonial Treasurer,
W. A. HADLEY, First Nominated Member,
E. A. C. HUGHES, Second Nominated Member,
J. A. BAYN'S, Member for St. George,
R. E. BAYNES, Member for Kingstown,
A. C. CYRUS, Third Nominated Member,
E. T. JOSHUA, Member for North Windward,
E. B. MORGAN, Member for South Windward,
S. E. SLATER, Member for North Leeward,
C. L. TANNIS, Member for the Grenadines,
H. F. YOUNG, Member for South Leeward.


ABSENT :
G. H. CHARLES, Member for Central Windward (On leave of
absence)


1. PRAYERS.
The meeting was opened with prayer

2. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES.
The Minutes of the meeting of 2nd May, 1952, which had been circulated, were
taken as read, and were confirmed, subject to an amendment proposed by the
Member for the Grenadines.

3. ANNOUNCEMENTS.
The President made the following announcement :-
Honourable Members, I have the following announcement to make regarding
the motion moved by the Honourable Member for St. George in which he had
requested that Government take steps to have the mineral possibilities of the
island investigated and had suggested that the Home Government be asked to
negotiate with an appropriate United Nations Economic Committee with the view
to having a geological survey of the island made; or that the Home Government
make representation to the U.S. Government with the hope of eliciting its aid in
the same particular, under its Point Four Programme :
His Excellency the Governor wishes me to inform Council that the Secretary
of State has approved a free grant from C.D. & W. funds (central allocation) of
4,325 to meet the cost of appointing a geologist for two years.
The geologist will be attached to the Geological Survey Department, British
Guiana, and will be seconded for duty in the Windward Islands. It is expected
that the recruitment of the geologist will take between two to four months.







4. SELECTION OF DELEGATES FOR CONFERENCES.
Council then proceeded to the selection by ballot of delegates for forthcoming
Conferences. Two deleg.at:s were required for a meeting in Jamaica of members
of branches of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in the Caribbean
Area, one of whom was to be selecl~3d to be the Windward Islands representative at
the Ottawa Conference of the Association. The Colony's representative for the
Federation Conferences was also selected. The votes cast were as follows :
(a) For Jamaica meeting :
Honourable A. C. Cyrus 5 votes
H. F. Young 7 "
E. T. Joshua 1 vote
R. E. Baynes 1 "
J. A. Baynes -- 4 votes
C. L. Tannis 6 votes
The Honourables H. F. Young and C. L. Tannis were accordingly
sel,'cted.
(b) For Ottawa Conference :
Honcuracle H. F. Young 7 votes
C. L. Tannis 4 "
Spoilt 1 vote
The Honourable H. F. Young was selected
(c) Federation Conference :
Honourable E. A. C. Hughes 6 votes
E. T. Joshua 1 vote
Colonial Treasurer 1 "
R. E. Baynes 4 votes
The Honourable3 E. A. C. Hughes was selected.

5. PROROGATION OF COUNCIL.
The question of prorogation of the Council to allow for a recess during the
months of July, August, and September as provided under Rule 3 of the Standing
Rules & Orders was discusz!d, and it was unanimously agreed that monthly
meetings should continue to be held during those months as there would otherwise
be an accumulation of business to be dealt with at the same time as- the 1953
Budget would be due for consideration. It was also agreed that Rule 3 of the
Standing Rules and Orders should be amended in due course to remove the
provision for a recess during July, August, and September.

6. NOTICES OF MOTIONS.

The member for North Windward gave notice of the following motions :-
1. WHEREAS it is a growing practice for large land owners to dispossess
peasants of their holdings planted in long term staple crops by a period of
notice incommensurate with the possibility of reaping such crops so planted
or deriving any benefits for having to cultivate virgin lands and then to be
Dispossessed by the whims and fancy of the land lord.







AND WHEREAS if a c':rious effort is to be made to protect the peasantry
and to ensure protection to them a period should be given to all peasants
planting long term crops to reap the reward of their labour.
BE IT RESOLVED that the re-tal of plantations for long term crops to
peasants should unCler general circumstances be at least three years before a
notice of dispossession can be served except in cases where the peasant may
be in default of the rental value of his holding.
BE IT STILL FURTHER RESOLVED that dispossession should not be made to a
tenant and rental made to another in such cases except
(1) Where the lands so hld be inadequately cultivated
(2) Where payment of the holding is in default for a period not
exceeding two years.
2. WHEREAS complaints were repeatedly made to Government re the care
of the personal belongings of prisoners committed to H.M. Prisons in this
Colony AND WHEREAS replies to such complaints made to the Administration
Fit' or callous indiiIerenc', disregarding the rights of the prisoner, was
evinced AND WHEREAS in a particular instance a prisoner doing a short term
hard labour sentence was suffered to retain his clothes and as a result was
released in rags.
BE IT RESOLVED that steps be taken by Government to procure tl-, proper
custody of the personal effects of prisoners admitted to H.M. Prisons and that
very regular inspection of prison chests containing such '-ffects be made by a
Prison visiting Committee already existing or one to be formed on this behalf
and reported upon, and that insecticides tL provided to preserve the clothes
of prisoners and other such personal effects.
7. NOTICE OF QUESTIONS.
The Membcr for North Windward gave notice of the following questions :-
1. Will Government please state who has paid the fee of Audit for the Report
of the Audit made by Bovell & Skeete, Auditors, on L'ehalf of members of the
United Workers Peasants & Rate Payers Union in the dispute in which the Auditors
were appointed under the Trade Union & Disputes Ordinance?
2. What were the answers made to the various petitions of members of the
United Workers Peasants & Rate Payers Union for investigation as a result of the
Auditors' report and as a result of certain proceedings recently taken?
8. CUSTOMS (AMENDMENT NTo. 2) BILL.
The Crown Attorney moved the variation of the Orders of the Day to allow the
first reading of the Customs (Amendment ,:o. 2) Bill to be taken at this stage.
This was seconded by the Colonial Tieasurer, and was agreed to.
The President read his Certificate under Rule 34 (1) of the Legislative Council
Rules in respect of the Bill, which was then zlad a first time.

9. MOTIONS.
The Colonial Treasurer moved the following Resolution :-
That this Council approve the Schedules of Additional Provision required
to meet expenditure in excess of the estimate for the year 1951 for the period 1st
October to 31st December, 1951
This was seconded by the Crown Attorney, and was unanimously agreed to.







The Honourable E. T. Joshua, Member for North Windward moved :-
WHEREAS there exists a Trade Union and Disputes Ordinance in the
Colony of Saint Vincent (1950) which was amended by a further Ordinance in
1C51 and which Ordinances were created for the healthy and proper working
and guidance of Trade Unions in the said Colony of Saint Vincent.
AND WHEREAS owing to a question answered and certain statements made
by the Acting Administrator in debating the adjournment of the last meeting
of the Legislative Council Meeting on the subject of a certain Report
prepared by Bovell & Skeete Auditors affecting members of the United
Workers Peasant and Rate Payers Union.
AND WHEREAS misappropriations, fraudulent conversions, and falsifications
of accounts in the pursuit of trade unions have nothing whatever to do with
the end and aim for which trade unions are encouraged and fostered
throughout the world of Free Trade Unionism.
AND WHEREAS th' time has come when Government should not allow the
ever-growing practice and operation of swindlers posing under guise of trade
union leaders rendering the Trade Union Ordinance of non effect which
Ordinance was created for the purpose of protection of the members of any
trade union.
AND WH'REAS the cries of the majority of the members of the United
Workers Peasants and Rate Payers Union are that Government is
encouraging the abuse of trade unionism by directly, allowing the flouting of
the Trade Union and Disputes Ordinance under the misconception of
fostering trade unionism.
AND WHEREAS every elected representative has been approached by the
people they represent calling on such representatives to bring this matter
Lefore the Government with the view to the recovery of their money alleged
to have been collected under pretences of the Trade Union and Trade
Disputes Ordinance.
Be It Resolved that this Council support this motion with the view that an
enquiry which the Ordinance empowers be made so as to do justice to these
people who claim that they have been denied same.
Be It Still Further Resolved that the Registrar General be instructed to
comply with the Trade Union Ordinance of the land with the view of
rendering same effective.
The motion was seconded by the Member for North Leeward, was debated and
voted upon. The voting was : For-4 Against-4.
The President gave his casting vote against the motion
At this stage (12.28 p.m.) Council adjourned for the luncheon period

RESUMPTION.
2.05 p.m.
MOTIONS (contd.).

The Honourable E. B. Morgan, Member for South Windward, moved:-
Whereas the people of Evesham, Riley's Village, Carriere and the
surrounding districts have been for years suffering through the lack of a mail
service, and whereas these people have to walk for over three miles for their







mails, which causes them great inconvenience, and whereas these said people
at times have to travel the said distance in search of a telephone in case of
sickness or accident.
BE IT RESOLVED that this Government take immediate steps to set up a
Post Office and a Public Telephone at Evesham to serve the people of the
surrounding districts.
The Member for South Leeward seconded the motion. Debate ensued after
which the motion was put to the vote and passed 8-0
The Honourable E. A. C. Hughes, Second Nominated Member arrived at this
point.
The Honourable J. A. Baynes, Member for St. George moved the first motion
standing in his name as follows :-
1. Whereas it is becoming very noticeable that the teachers are paid at
the end of each month along with all other employees of Government.
And whereas the children in every school in the island are bound to go
unguided on the day that teachers come in to receive their salaries.
BE IT RESOLVED that arrangements be made for the payment of teachers
on the last Saturday in every month.
The Member for North Leeward seconded the motion.
After being debated the motion was put to the vote and passed 7-2.
The Honourable Member for St. George moved the second motion standing in
his name :-
2. Whereas Crime-wave is increasing in our midst especially among
our women.
And whereas the execution of proper investigation on women suspected
of praedial larceny go unpunished due to the absence of female police on the
staff of the Police Departdent.
BE IT RESOLVED that two female police be attached to the Police
Department to help the C.I.D. in its efficiency.
The Member for North Windward seconded the motion. Debate took place,
and the motion was passed 8-0
The third motion in the name of the Member for St. George was then taken :-
3. Whereas the Motor Vehicle Insurance Ordinance No. 28 of 1947,
Section 3, Sub-Section 5, permits any person or persons in the service of Her
Majesty to keep or allowed to be kept any Vehicle used exclusively for the
service of Her Majesty, or any District Boar1 or Authority keeping or allowed
to be kept any vehicle without the necessary Insurance coverage required by
the said Ordinance.
And whereas, due to this extraordinary facility or concession granted to
the said District Boards or Authority, several people have been injured either
through negligence or otherwise without receiving the proper compensation
which this Ordinance seeks to provide.
BE IT RESOLVED that Government either (a) arrange for the immediate
amendment of this Ordinance to include the Insurance of Government
owned vehicles for the protection of Pedestrians, or (b) make provision bg







setting up a fund which would take care of any eventual injuries to the third
party.
This Motion was seconded by the Member for Kingstown. In the course of the
debate which followed the motion was amended and was passed nem con in the
amended form as follows :-
3. Whereas the Motor Vehicle Insurance Ordinance No. 28 of 1947,
Section 3, Sub-Section 5, permits any person or persons to keep or allow to be
kept any Vehicle used exclusively for the service of any District Board or
Authority without the necessary Insurance coverage required by the said
Ordinance.
And whereas, due to this extraordinary facility or concession granted to
the said District Boards or Authority, several people have been injured either
through negligence or otherwise without receiving the proper compensation
which this Ordinance seeks to provide.
BE IT RESOLVED that Government arrange for the immediate amendment
of this Ordinance to include the Insurance of vehicles owned by any Town or
District Board or Authority for the Protection of Pedestrians.

The Honourable R. E. Baynes, Member for Kingstown moved :-
1. Whereas complaints have been made in respect of exorbitant prices
ranging from 4 to 11 cents per sq. ft. charged the very poor classes of people
by the Central Planning & Housing Authority for Areas of Land where there
are no developments carried out by the said Authority.
And Whereas The Central Planning and Housing Authority at the time
of inauguration, had charged and is still charging the price of 3 cents per sq.
ft. plus 8 cents per sq. ft. for development of the area or areas of land known
as Montrose.
BE IT RESOLVED that Government with a view to the stabilisation of the
prices of land make investigation into the mal-practice complained about by
the poorer classes.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Government arrange to adjust where
necessary the prices considered in excess of the value of the said lands
purchased by the poorer classes of people.
The motion was seconded by the Member for St. George, was amended during
the ensuing debate as follows and passed nem con :-
1. Whereas complaints have been made in respect of exorbitant prices
ranging from 4 to 11 cents per sq. ft. charged the very poor classes of people
by the Central Planning & Housing Authority for Areas of Land where there
are no developments carried out by the said Authority.
And Whereas The Central Planning and Housing Authority at the bime
of inauguration, had charged and is still charging the price of 3 cents per sq.
ft. plus 8 cents per sq. ft. for development of the area or areas of land known
as Montrose.
BE IT RESOLVED that a Committee be appointed to meet with the Central
Housing and Planning Authority to discuss the matter and visit the area with
a view to reporting back to the Council for such further action as may be
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AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Government arrange to adjust where
necessary the prices considered in excess of the value of the said lands
purchased by the poorer classes of people.

The Honourable Member for Kingstown moved :-
2. Whereas the purchase of Montrose Estate was intended to relieve the
congested condition which existed in the town of Kingstown.
And whereas the purpose or intention for the purchase of the said lands
has been destroyed, when discriminatory practices in the sale of the said
lands only to a selected or independent group in the Community has been
carried out.
And whereas there are still remaining areas of the said Estate, which
could be utilised for the erection of houses by a certain section of this
community requiring the said lands.
BE IT RESOLVED that Government seek to make available to people within
the low income group bracket, the remaining portion of the said estate
situate in the valley below the place known as Grand Gate.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Government, through the Central
Planning & Housing Authority make arrangements to render any assistance
in the form of self aid wherever necessary.
The motion was seconded by the Honourable Member for North Windward.
There was a short debate on the motion which was amended to read as follows :-
2. Whereas the purchase of Montrose Estate was intended to relieve the
congested condition which existed in the town of Kingstown.
And whereas the purpose or intention for the purchase of the said lands
has been destroyed, when discriminatory practices in the sale of the said
lands only to a selected or independent group in the Community has been
carried out.
And whereas there are still remaining areas of the said Estate, which
could be utilised for the erection of houses by a certain section of this
community requiring the said lands.
BE IT RESOLVED that The Committee to be appointed consider ways and
means of making available to people within the low income group bracket,
the remaining portion of the said estate situate in the valley below the place
known as Grand Gate.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOIVED that Government, through the Central
Planning & Housing Authority make arrangements to render any assistance
in the form of self aid wherever necessary.
The motion as amended was carried unanimously.
The President suggested to the Member for North Leeward that he should
withdraw the first motion standing in his name, in view of the fact that it was
substantially the same as the motion which had been moved by the Member for
North Windward and debated earlier in the day. The Honourable Member insisted
on the motion being taken. He accordingly moved :-
1. Whereas an Ordinance was passed and amended on the 6th day of
December 1951 known as The Trade Union Ordinance for the purpose of
protecting the workers of this colony.







And whereas the said Ordinance permitted the right to Government to
investigate or cause to investigate any Trade Union which, in the opinion of
Government, in consequence of any complaint, has been improperly operated
or managed.
And whereas Government, as a result of complaint lodged against the
United Workers Peasants and Rate Payers Union have caused an
investigation to be made into the working and management of the said
Union, which investigation has revealed certain irregularities in the method
of operation and management, as well as substantial shortages of funds over
a very short period of time of the working of the said United Workers
Peasants & Ratepayers Union.
BE IT RESOLVED that Government as a result of the report of the Auditors
who carried out the investigation into the said Union take the necessary and
immediate steps to bring to justice the person or persons who are responsible
for the shortage or shortages of the funds of the United Workers Peasant &
Ratepayers Union.
The motion was seconded by the Member for North Windward, was debated,
and lost 4-6
As night was approaching and it was desirable to take the Customs Duties
(Amendment No. 2) Bill and the Juveniles Bill through their remaining stages at
this meeting, pn the suggestion of the President, the Member for North Leeward
agreed to defer the second motion standing in his name until the next meeting of
Council.

10. BILLS.
The President read his Certificate of Urgency under Rule 30 (3) of the
Legislative Council Rules, 1950 in respect of the Customs Duties (Amendment No.
2) Bill which was then given second reading and was passed after certain
amendments had been made in the Committee stage
The Honourable E. A. C. Hughes, Second Nominated Member left the meeting
at this stage.
The Juveniles Bill was given second reading and was passed.
It was decided that the unfinished business should be taken at the next
meeting of the Council.

The meeting adjourned sine die at 7.10 p.m.

BERNARD GIBBS,
President.


Confirmed 31st July 1952


BERNARD GIBBS,
President.





DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR,
KINGSTOWN,
ST. VINCENT,
1st Angust, 1952.
COST OF LIVING INDEX FIGURE FOR THE MONTH OF JULY, 1952.

The Cost of Living Index Figure for all items, in so far as working-
class persons are concerned, was 283 at the end of July, 1952, and the
following table shows tih Cost of Living Index Fisgures at the end of each
month as compared with the b:sic year (August, 1939) taken as 100:-

Year. Jan. Feb. Mar. April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.

1939 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 100 ...
1942 ..... 161 167 168 169
1943 ... 171 171 175 i 174 175 171 182 183 183 182 185 185
1944 ... 185! 185 188 187 184 184 185 187 180 180 181 181
1915 ... 183 193 194 191 190 188 184 185 185 188 190 190
1916 ... 190 190 190; 189 189 189 194 196 201 202 202 201
1947 ... 204 203 204 206 205 206 208 210 213 213 213 214
1918 ... 222 223 225 225 224 224 226 227 221 220 221 221
1949 ... 221 220 220 220 219 218 218 217 218 218 225 225
1910 ... 229! 231 231 228 228 228 228 229 230 229 229 228
1951 ... 231 231 233 235 240 245 253 257 258 259 .261 264
1952 ... 269 269 266 2t7 276 283 283
2. Statistics for 31st July, 1952.
Summary : General Average Increases since 1939 (August).
All items ... ... 183%
Food only ... ... 174%
Food: Increases were recorded in the average retail prices of cooking
butter and margarine. This, however, did not cause any change in the figure
for the previous month which showed an increase of 174% on the 1939 prices.
Rent: The average increase of 40% in the rates charged for room rent in
1939 as recorded in the fiaire for the previous month remained unchanged.
Fuel and Cleaning : The figure under this head which showed an increase
of 153% on the 1939 prices as recorded in the figure for the previous month
remained unchanged.
Clothing : A decrease was recorded in the average retail prices of canvas
shoes which resulted in a decrease of 3 points in the figure for the previous
month, and an increase of 294% on the 1939 prices.
All Other: An increase was recorded in the average retail prices of ciga-
rettes, and a decrease in the prices of cutlasses. This resulted in an increase of
6 points in the figure for the previous month, and 165% on the 1939 prices.
C. G. HUGGINS,
Labour Commissioner.
1st August, 1952.
(W. 28/1952).




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