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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 71: The Trading with the Enemy (Enemy Territory Cessation) (Indonesia) Order, 1952
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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 72: Prices Control (Amendment No. 30) Notice, 1952
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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE

ublished b uthorit .


VOL. 85.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 SEPTE31IER, 1952. [No. 48.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES, Mr. GRANT is expected to take up his
new appointment early in October next.
9th September, 1952.
No. 444. (P. F. 50).
APPOINTMI ENT.

BOARD OF VISITORS--_IENTAL No. 447.
HOSPITAL. RESIGNATION.

With reference to Govrriinment Notice Miss ESTHErI TANNIS, as Junior Clerk,
No. 356 of 15th July. 11.;52, Mr. LEWIS, PuL lic WVorks D]-). !rtment, with effect
PUNNETT has been appointed, until i fr.m ]st S.],pt(mbjr,. 1952.
further notice, a memb,,r of toe Bo;ilrd ( );h S'pt ,iInbe:, 19.52.
of Visitors vice Reverencd 1. J. PAUL. (P.F. 55).
9th September, 1952.
(M. 30/1950).
No. .18.
No. 445. LEAVE NOTICES.
RELINQUISHMENT OF ACTING
APPOINTMENTS. VACATION LEAVE.

With reference to (;iGo)V-rninelrt Notie Mir. E. M[. KEA.E, Assistant Master,
No. 351 of 3ist July, ;i52. !Mr. O. r0. :iiiar a chiocl], six months to com-
DASEINT 1has reliiqiluie his Iactino mn, 0 iro0 m dite ot l'arr1 i \al in the United
appointments as A 1iiltin la1 l Maisir.,le Ki 'itln:n.
and Commissioner iinler \VWokiniln'S \l. KEA:\NE l ft the Colony for the
Compensation legi]-:ition. -\ ith iffecct Unit,,d Kingdoml on 17th August, 1952.
from 4th September, 19'52. 9 th September, 1952.
9th September, 1952. (P. V. 407).
(A. 1/1945).
No. 449.
No. 446. Mr. J. II. CROZIER, Agricultural In-
TRANSFER. structor, Departient of Agriculture,
_, six w weks' with effect from 22nd Sep-
Mr. G. A. GRANT. Snperit-tndrent of member, 1952.
Works, St. Vincent, to post of Director 9th September, 1952.
of Works, Dominica. (P. F. 610).


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278 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER, 1952.-(No. 48).


No. 450.
Miss VALCINA BRERETON, District
Nurse, Medical Department, three
months, with effect from 1st September,
1952.
9th September, 1952.
(M. 2/1951).


No. 451.


LEGISLATION.


The following Documents are pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette :-
S.R. & O. No. 7 L-The Trading with
the Enemy (Enemy Territory
Cessation) (Indonesia) Order,
1952.
(S. 18/1939 (B).

S.R. & O. No. 72.-The Prices Control
(Amendment No. 30) Notice,
1952.
(J. 5/1951).
9th September, 1952.

No. 452.
SUPPLEMENTS TO GAZETTE.

The Accounts of the Colony for the
period 1st January to 30th June, 1952,
are published with this issue of the
Gazette.
9tbh September, 1952.


No. 453.
ADMINISTRATION REPORT.

The Administration Report on the
Department of Labour for the year
1950, is published with this issue of the
Gazette.
9th September, 1952.

No. 454.
COST-OF-LIVING INDEX FIGURE.

A memorandum on the subject of
Cost-of-Living Index Figure for the
month of August, 1952, is published
with this issue of the Gazette.
9th September, 1952.
(W. 28/1952).

No. 455.
JUDGMENTS.

Thel Judgments in the Court of Appeal
for the Windward Islands and Leeward
Islands on appeal from the Supreme
Court of the Windward Islands and
Leeward Islands, St. Vincent Circuit, in
the suit of the Attorney General of the
Windward Islands, Appellant, and Wil-
liam Horatio Boardman and Wilmot
Henry Hadaway, Respondents, are pub-
lislied with this issue of the Gazette.
9th Septeml:er, 1952.


No. 344.


HURRICANE NOTICE.


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


Cautionary Warning
Rural Areas (when news received of
including the an approaching hurricane)
Grenadines Warning to take cover


Cautionary Warning



Kingstown *.. Warning to take cover




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


GOVERNMENT OFFICE.
9th September, 1952.


- A white flag with a black
centre will be flown from
all Police Stations.

- Church bells will ring for a
period of five minutes.
- 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.


By Command,


A. V. KING,
Government Secretary.














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER, 1952.-(No. 48). 271


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

EDUCATION NOTICES.

A Competitive examination for the
award of four scholarships (two for
boys and two for girls) tenable at the
Grammar School or the Girls' High
School will be held at the Richmond
Hill Government School on Friday the
3rd October, 1952, beginning at 9 a.m.
2. The Scholarships are open to pupils
attending Government or Assisted Pri-
mary Schools or Private Schools which
satisfy the requirements of the Board of
Education, and entitle the holders to
free tuition, games and library fees and
the necessary school books and station-
ery. A maintenance grant at the rate
of ninety-six dollars per annum is pay-
able to scholarship holders whose nor-
mal place of residence is at least two
miles from the limits of Kingstown
measured by the shortest public high-
way and who have to live away from
home for the purpose of taking advant-
age of the scholarship.
3. Candidates must (a) have been
less than 12 years of age on the 15th
of September, 1952. Age must ie prov-
bed by a hirth or baptismal certificate.
(b)) have attended a Government or
Assisted Primary School or
Private School which satisfies
the requirements of the Board
of Education, during the twelve
months preceding the 15th of
September, 1952, for not less
than 75% of the maximum at-
tendances possible during such
period, as shown in the Attend-
ance Register kept in the Sehool.
(c) furnish certificates of good con-
duct from the Head Teacher or
Head Teachers of such school
or schools,
(d) be natives of the Colony, or
children of natives or have been
resident in the Colony for at
least two years.
4. The Education Officer is empower-
ed to accept for examination any candi-
date who, through illness has failed to
comply with the requirements of para-
graph 3 (b) above, with respect to the
number of attendances.
5. No Scholarship shall be awarded
to any candidate who obtains less than
one-third of the possible marks in each
subject and less than one-half of the
:total possible marks in the examination.
6. Scholarships ire awarded for a
period of not more than six years pro-
vided the scholar's attendance, conduct


and progress as shown by the term re-
ports are considered satisfactory.
7. Candidates will be examined in
English, including Reading, Arithmetic
and General Knowledge.
8. Applications accompanied by pro-
per proof of age must reach the Educa-
tion Office not later than Wednesday,
10th September, 1952.
C. V. D. HADLEY,
Education Officer.


EDUCATION OFFICE,
ST. VINCENT,
6th September, 1952.


GRAMMAR SCHOOL.

TERM III, 1952.

Term III, 1952, begins on
15th September at 10.30 a.m.


Monday,


W. M. LOPEY,
Headmaster.
GRAMMAR SCHOOL,
25th August, 1952.

GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL.

TPrT Ill. 1952.

T' m INT, 1952, higins on Monday,
151h 1 .eptu(,,ber at 10.20 a.m.
J. M. BUCHAN,
Headmistress.
GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL,
25th August, 1952.


BRITISH CARIBBEAN CURRENCY BOARD.

Persons in possession of Barbados,
British Guiana and Trinidad & Tobago
Government Currency notes are request-
ed to exchange them for British Carib-
bean Currency notes with as little delay
as possible.
Barclays Bank (D.C. & O.), will ex-
change the currency notes on application,
until further notice.
7th August, 1952.
(F. 71/1950).

FORGED CURRENCY NOTES.

Several forgeries of British Caribbean
Currency Notes of the ten dollar de-
nomination have been observed recently.
A note of the one dollar denomination
is altered to represent a ten dollar note.
The word '' One" on the face of the note
is removed and (ihb word Ten" substi-
tut d and thle inumeral "'O" is added to.














272 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER, 1952.-(No. 48).


,the numeral "1" in the corners of the I
note. The colour of the one dollar note,
which is red, is also treated to make it
Similar to the brown colour of the
genuine ten dollar note.
The public is advised to scrutinise the
word Ten" and the numerals "10" as
well as the colour of ten dollar notes
before acceptance. Careful scrutiny
will disclose the alterations that have
been made, if the note is not genuine.
L. SPENCE,
Executive Commissioner,
British Caribbean Currency
Board.
BRITISH CARIBBEAN CURRENCY
BOARD,
TREASURY CHAMBERS,
PORT-OF-SPAIN,
TRINIDAD, B.W.I.
28th August, 1952.


CONTROL NOTICE.

With reference to Control Notice
dated 6th May, 1952, forbidding the
importation into the colony from Cana-
da of certain items which might have
been affected by Foot and Mouth Dis-
ease, notice is hereby given that this
prohibition has been removed as a re-
sult of Canada's now being declared free
of Foot and Mouth disease.
G. C. H. THOMAS,
Acting Controller of Supplies.
6th September, 1952.
(M. 2/1942).


WAR DAMAGE PAYMENTS (FAR EAST).

All persons having claims for war
damage payments (Far East) under the
United Kingdom Far Eastern Private
Chattels Scheme, 1946, the United King-
dom Extended Far Eastern Private
Chattels Scheme, 1949, and the Burma
Business Scheme, 1949, should obtain,
if they" have not already done so, an
application form from and make the
necessary declaration to the Assistant
Secretary, Board of Trade, (Insurance
and Companies Dept.,) Lacon House,
Theobalds Road, London, W.C.1.
2. The final date for receipt of claims
is the 31st October, 1952, after which the
schemes will be closed.
Dated this 2nd day of September, 1952.

D. ELSON WEEKS,
Custodian of Enemy Property.
(G. 1/1948).


CIVIL SERVICE ASSOCIATION.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL GENERAL
MEETING.

I hereby give notice that there will
be a Special General Meeting of the
Civil Service Association at the Peace
Memorial Hall on Wednesday the 17th
September, 1952, commencing at
3.00 p.m.
AGENDA.
1. Reading of the Minutes of the
last General Meeting held on the
23rd April, 1952.
2. Confirmation of the Minutes.
3. Matters arising out of the minutes.
4. Information relative to Salaries
Commissioner's enquiry.
5. General Discussion-
Working conditions of Civil
Servant personnel.
6. Correspondence.
7. Other business.
C. R. WILLIAMS,
Secretary.
St. Vincent Civil Service
Association,
1st September, 1952.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

It is hereby notified for general infor-
mation that as from 7st Sepltembel, 1952,
the Poundage on British Postal Orders
will be as follows :
Postal Order. Pounage.
6d. to 1/- ... ;d.
1/6 to 2/6 ... 4d.
to 5/- ... 5d.
76 to 21/- ... 6d.
40/- ... 10d.
McD. SMITH,
Acting Colonial Postmaster.
GENERAL POST OFFICE,
ST. VINCENT, B.W.I.,
21st August, 1952.

NOTICE.
STHE CALLIAQUA TOWN BOARD.

The Public is hereby notified that the
free taking of Sand from the Calliaqua
beach is strictly prohibited as from
September 1st, 1952.
2. Any one who wants Sand must in
future arrange with the Clerk for the
purchase of the Sand from the above
named beach.
3. The Prices are as follows:-
1 cent per barrel up to 50 barrels.
$5.00 (five dollars) flat Rate for
large quantities.
JOHN DOUGAN,
Clerk.















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER, 1952.-(No. 48). 273


AGRICULTURAL NOTICE.

VEGETABLE SEEDS.

It is hereby notified for general information that a new shipment of vege-
table seeds has arrived and will be on sale at the office of the Department of
Agriculture on week days between the hours of ) a.m. and 12 noon and from
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the following prices :-


Cabbage Succes.ion
,, Early Jersey Wakefield
,, Early Flat Dutch Steins
Carrot Oxheart & Chatenay
Beets Detroit Dirk Re I
Beans Kentucky Wonder Wax
,, Pole Linma
Cucumber Arlington White Spine
Egg plant Black Beauty
Tomato Marglobe
,, Giant -Ponderosa
Turnip Early White Flat Dutch
Onion Early Yellow Globe
Okra White Velvet
Lettuce Mingonette


79c.
39c.
39c.
27c.
20c.
(;c.
6c.
28c.
t3c.
85c.
85c.
20c.
45c.
lic.
39c.


per oz.
per oz.
per oz.


or lie. per pkt.
or llc. per pkt.
or lie. per pkt.
or 7c. per pkt.
or 6c. per pkt.


8c.
21c.
22c.
22c.
6c.
12c.
4c.
lOc.


J. M. CAVE,
Superintendent of Agriculture.


28th August, 1952.


CUSTOMS NOTICES.

The following livestock have been
seized for a breach of the Import & Ex-
port Regulations-1940.
1 Ewe Goat
1 Ewe Sheep
V. D. ARCHER,
Opllector of Customs.

H.M. CUSTOMS,
ST. VINCENT,
8th September, 1952.


Acting on instructions received from
The Federal Insurance Company of New
York 38, N.Y. I will put up for sale by
Public Auction on Wednesday 1st day
of October, 1952, at 1.30 p.m., at the
Police Station at Ashton, Union Islhinl
the undermentioned:-
One Row Boat, built in the U. S. A.
bearing Patent No. 23:53020
and marked Dyer Dhow,
Anchorage, Warren Island.
Dimensions
8 feet overall and 4 feet
wide.
Colour Mahogany stained.
Build Bow and stern with centre-
board box, and hole for spar
in seat. Has rubber fenders.


The boat may be seen at the Police
Station, at Ashton, Union Island on
application to the N.C.O. in charge.
MI. B. BROWNE,
Receiver of Wreck.
Union Island,
St. Vincent Grenadines.
29th August, 1952.
(S. 3/1944).


NOTICE.

UNDER THE LIQUOR LICENCE
ORDINANCE, 1948.

It is hereby notified for general infor-
mation that the Quarterly LiCeinsingl
Session will be held at the Coulrt House,
Clifton, Union Island on Friday, 19th
September, 1952 at 10.00 a.m. for the
purpose of considering applications
from persons in the parish of the South-
ern Grenadines for the granting of Cer-
tificates in accordance with the Liquor
Licence Ordinance, 1948.
Notice of intention to oppose the
grant of any licence stating in general
terms the ground of the opposition must
be served upon the licensed dealer and
upon the Magistrate not less than seven











71 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER, 1952.-(No. 48).


If.,r days before tihe day fixed for the wiih the Hydro-Electric Project will be
Holding of the Licensing S'ssion. inevitable.


M1. B. BROWNE,
Magistrate,
Third District.

tAG[STRATE'S OFFICE,
UNION ISLAND,
25th August, 1952.


ELECTRICITY DEPARTMENT.

Interruption to the Supply whilst the
.D.C. are erecting wires in connection


Consumers are hereby notified that it
will not be possible to give warning of
such interruptions.
These interruptions, however, will in
general be of short duration and every
effort will be made to minimise the in-
convenience caused.


J. MALONEY,
Acting Superintendent. Elec-
tricity & Telephone Department.

13th August, 1952.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT
[ Price 24 cents. I







SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1952, No. 71.

TRADING WITH THE ENEMY (ENEMY TERRITORY
CESSATION) (INDONESIA) ORDER.

(Gazetted 9th September, 1952).

The Governor in pursuance of the powers conferred upon him by section 9 of
the Trading with the Enemy Ordinance, 1939, and of all other powers enabling him
in that behalf, hereby orders as follows :-
1. Indonesia shall for the purposes of section 4 of the Trading with the
Enemy Ordinance, 1939, and for the purposes of any Order made under section 9
cease to be treated as if it were enemy territory as from the date of this Order.

2. This Order may be cited as the Trading with the Enemy (Enemy Territory
Cessation) (Indonesia) Order, 1952.

Made by the Governor under section 9 of the Trading with the Enemy
Ordinance, 1939, (No. 12 of 1939) this 3rd day of September, 1952.

BERNARD GIBBS,
Acting Administrator.
(S 18/1939 (B).

EXPLANATORY NOTE.
(This Note is not part of the Order, but is intended to indicate its.general purport.)
The Trading with the Enemy (Authorisation) (Netherlands East Indies) Order,
1946, and the Trading with the Enemy (Custodian) (Amendment) (Netherlands
East Indies) Order, 1946, (S.R. & O.'s 1946, No. 93 and 94) continued the Custodian
of Enemy Property control over the property in the Colony of persons resident in a
territory such as Netherlands East Indies.
The effect of the present Order is to remove this particular control from the
money and property of persons resident and carrying on business in Indonesia.

PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
S[ Price 4 cents. ]
1952.





199


SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1952, No. 72.


PRICES CONTROL (AMENDMENT NO. 30) NOTICE.

(Gazetted 9th September 1952).


1. Short title. This Notice may be cited as the Prices Control
(Amenoment No. 30) 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 Sardines-Silver King," Table Butter-" Cow & Girl "," "Cooking
Butter-" Antelope "," "Processed Cheese-' Crown '," Cornmeal-Canadian,"
and substituting therefor the following :

FIRST SCHEDULE-PART B.


Article.


S irdines in Oil-
Silver King
Tilde B1tter-
Cow & Girl

Cooking Bntter-
Antelope"


Processed Cheese-
Crown Br.tmd


Coriinmal-
Canadian


Maximum Wholesale Price


$1[G.17 per ctn. of 100 tins

$35.84 per cs. of 72/ 1 11)
tins

S$58.31 per cs. of 12 -5 lb
tins
$4.86 per 5 lb tin

$49.14 per cs. of 12-5 lb
tins
$4.10 per 5 lb tin

$14.14 per sack of 98 11).


Maximum Retail Price.


.4r A" A.rest "B" Area 0.
! 20c. per tin i 21c. per tin 22c. per tin


$1.37 per tin $1.er tin r tin $1.39 per ti


$.10 per lb. $1.11 per lb. $1.12 per lb



94c. per 1). 95c. per lb. 96c. per 1lb.


17c. p--r 11).


11


19c. per lb.


[P.T.O.]


I-- I -


).





200

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" A mnd "C ".
Area C means all the villages of Overland, Sandy Bay, Owla, Fancy, Windsor
Forest and the St. Vincent Grenadines.

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

PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price 8 cents. I
1952.





SAINT VINCENT.
Comparative Statement of Revenue for the period 1st January-30th June, 1952.


Heads of Revenue.

1. Import Duties-
Import Duty
Trade Duty on Imported Liquor
Warehouse Rent
2. Export Duty
3, Excise Duty on Rum
Trade Duty on locally distilled Liquor
4. Other Duties
5. Licences-Liquor
Motor Vehicles, &c.
Other
6. Taxes-
Income Tax
Land and House Tax
Other Taxes
7. Port and Harbonr Dues-
Tonnage
Port
Landing Dues, Aircraft
S. Other IIees of Court, &c.
9. Post Office
10. Electricity, Telephone, Refrigeration
11. Rent of Government Property
Interest
12. Sales and Leases of Crown Lands


estimate Actual R'venue Revenue for
for the the period of same period of Increase.
year the return. preceding year.
195 2 .


I $
... i ".1,'I , 2' 6
... 13,000 :31,0541
... 5,0!0 .2,145
... )197. l0 103.,747
...148,000 7(6,765
... 20,000 10,6 5
... 64,000( 45,812
... 10,000 5,033
... 18.000 9,365
... 7,412 7,307

.. 212,000 27,575
31.000 4.668
... 19,400 8,986

... 10,000 5,613
... 3,000 1,483
... 10
... 126,410 (t6,577
63,750 27,790
.101,292 52,201
5,982 1,992
2,701 2,363
... 7,503 4.855
IC- Ar, C I. I~


,l I O.6UI Ol, 1 0V
11i'. Transfer of Special Funds . ... 15,52
llB. Refunds of Loans from General Revenue 1,121 ...
1,649,581 828,542
13. Colonial Development and Welfare Schemes 207.272 92,513
Total Revenue $ 1,856,853 921,056


c. $
01 '.i .77
1 i 21,365

7
416 77,5:73
43 74,)071
7 9,305
41 20.19 9
50 4,737
5; 8,709
14 7,380(

91 27,139
( ) 4,618
82- 9,827

14 5,447
50 1,548
120)
63 62,910)
68 34,678
53 48.899
02 1,322
04 8,286
09 2,446
08 696,26;7
72
... 1,93
80 697,761
27 141.402
(17 839,163


c.
02
58



21
(68

20
88

19
0
98


c.
.,':i, i 99
9.688 53

26,174 13
2,690 66
1,320 50
25,612 73
295 70
656 36


436 72
49 40


Decrease.

$ c.


153 22






73 74



841 16


30 165 84
00 61
00 ... .... (;l
00 .. 120
55 3,667 08
18 6,887
99 3,301 54
74 669 28
48 5,923
79 2,408 30
88 130,385 76 11,063
... 15,952 72
69 ... 1,493
57 146,338 48 15,57
22 ... ... 48.888
79 !146,338 48 I 64,44r6


Comparat e Statement of Expenditure for the period 1st January-301h June, 1952.
paratve Satemnt o


Heads of Expenditure.


1. Governor
2. Legislature
3. Administration
4. Agriculture
5. Audit
6. Central Housing Authority
6A. Central Road Authority
6B. Central Water Authority
7. Charitable
9. Education
10. Electricity
11. Judicial
12. Labour
13. Lands and Survey
14. Legal
15. Medical
16. Miscellaneous
17. Pensions
18. Police
19. Port and Marine
20. Post Office
21. Prisons
22. Public Debt
23. Public Library
24. Public Works Department
25. Public Works Recurrent
27. Social Welfare
27A. St. Vincent Grenadines
28. Subventions
29. Supply Control
30. Telephone
31. Treasury

26. Public Works Extraordinary

8. Colonial Developrment and Welf.a
Total Expenditure


Estimate Actual Expen- Expenditure for
for the diture for the same period of Incrs
year period of s preceding year.
1952. the return. pre g
S$ c. $ c. $
7,300 2,807 92 2,635 20i 172
13,320 5,880 00 3,705 00 2,175
... 68,782 36,192 37 29,510 16 6,682
... 67,385 25,509 14 28,127 41
...12,905 6,107 46 5,099 95 1,0)07
6,00 2,500 00 2,000 00 500
... 136,622 55,783 15 79,770 15
... 6,598 3,803 84 4,197 71
...18,860 8,090 25 8,735 12
,..i 294,857 133,915 39 108,307 28 25,608
68,214 36,743 68 34,592 71 2,150
28,262 15,398 84 12,572 60 2,826
... 8,522 4,167 25 3,650 65 516
... 26,090 12,326 39 7,992 55 4,333
... 7,283 3,611 60 3,374 39 237
... 369,656 167,424 34 135,166 50 32,257
S 65,329 .,-', 71 29,962 02 22,324
... 48,365 23,378 94 23,748 76
... 143,681 71,460 36 55,112 08 16,348
... 28,399 14,346 04 12,045 31 2,30()
47,154 21,761 67 14,557 67 7,204
.. 53,826 28,425 33 24,233 06 4,192
... 47,889 29,563 01 38,262 10 ...
7,702 2,198 42 2,178 75 19
... 64,132 29,692 62 26.631 34 3,061
... 48,120 17,159 01 69,858 13


46,527 36,679 50 20,179 98 16,499
... 15,381 7,468 89 7,640 11 ...
26,529 10,935 71 9,187 18 1,748
... 78,751 35,059 93 32,814 79 2,245
1,872,441 900,683 76 835.848 66 154,412
... 41,596 21,322 56 11,593 88 9,728
1,914,037 922,006 32. 847.442 54 164,141
re Schemes 207,272 68,081 82 160,852 51 .
$ 2,121,309 990,088 14 1,008,295 05 164,141


Decrease.

c. S c.
72
72 ... ...
00
21
2,618 27
51
00 ... ...
00
23.987 00
387 87
... 644 87
11 ... ...
97 ... ...
24 ... ...
60 ...
84 ... ...
21 ...
84 ... ...
69
... '69 '2
28 ... ...
7 ... ...
00 ... ...
27 ... ...
8,699 09
67 ... ...
28 ... ...
52,699 12


52
171 22
53 ...
14. .
36 89,577 26
68
04 89,577 21;
... 92,770 69
( 04 17- 347-


Ta.aUUDY,
22nd August, 1952.
(F, 54/1947).


V. D. ARCHER,
Treasurer.


50


50
00




44

56


25
95
20


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I :


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Statement cf the Assets and Liabilities of the Colony of Saint Vincent as at 30th June. 192.


1951 L.IA )ILITI/: I .
S c. $ c. $ c. i

1,180,543 00 DEPOSITS:
Special Funds .. 737,635 );2
Other than Special Funds ..i 190,577 8 928,213 501
SI ----


10l,0vi UU


158,699 00


















1,447,049 00


OVERDRAFTS:
Crown Agents Joint Colonial Fund

SURPLUS:
General Revenue Balance


GENERAL REVENUE BALANCE.


Balance as at 1s.t January, 1952


$ c.
97,176 17


Revenue to 30th $ c.
June, 1952 ... 921,056 07
Expenditure to 30th
June, 1952 ... 990,088 14

Less Deficit to 30th June, 1952 ... 69,032 07

Balance as at 30th June, 1952 ... 28,144 10


$

22,S45


264,000 00

440,515
28,144 10(
669,508
314,181


S c. S V.


00 CASH:


Treasury and Sul'-Treasuri s
Barclays 13ank-Cnrreiit A/c
Crown Agents Current A/3
Imprests


Advances
Investments:
Special Funds
Colony Funds


1,220,357 60 1,447,049 00


NoTBS:-1. At 30th June, 1952, the Public Debt (not recorded in the above Liabilities) amounted to $587,639.02. This figure includes the sum of $480.00 for the Kingstown Board
General Revenue is responsible only in case of default.
2. The Accumulated Funds for the redemption of the Debt amounted at 30th June, 1952, to $172,271.36.


... 12,44
... 7;,67
.. 1,41
... 11,297


411,27.7 68

70G,75.8 10
















1,220,357 60


Water Supply Loan, 1930, for which


TREASURY CHAMBERS,
ST. VINCENT, B.W.I.
25th August, 1952.


V. D. ARCHER,
Colonial Treasurer.


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ASSETS :





BAINT VINCE.NT.
-i
REPORT ON THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR FOR THE YEAR 1950.

1. Staff, Geographical Distribution and Duties.
The staff of the Department of Labour during the year comprised the
following :-
Labour Commissioner ...... ..... R. Nicholas Jack
Senior Clerk ...... ...... ...... ...... C.Bute
First Junior Clerk ...... ...... ...... C. Ellis
S' (1st January to 30th September)
S. B. Cox
(1st October to 31st December)
Second Junior Clerk ...... ...... Miss P. Gregory.
2. Mr. R. Nicholas Jack, Labour Commissioner, who was on vacation leave
following his attendance at the Colonial Service Training Course for Labour
Officers, held in London in 1949, resumed his duties on 10th February.
3. Mr. Jack was appointed Supervisor of Elections for the Legislative Council
General Election, in conjunction with his substantive duties, from 1st May. Prior
to his appointment, Mr. Jack left the Colony for Trinidad on 6th April for the
purpose of discussing with the Supervisor of Elections of that Colony the procedure
to be adopted consequent on the introduction of universal adult suffrage. Mr.
Jack returned to the Colony on 17th April.
4. Mr. C. Bute, Senior Clerk, continued to act as Labour Commissioner, and
the other departmental arrangements made for the performance of the duties of
the Senior Clerk referred to in the report for 1949, were also continued, from 1st
January to 9th February.
5. Mr. S. B. Cox, Junior Clerk, Agricultural Department, replaced Mr. C.
Ellis, First Junior Clerk, who was transferred to the Treasury and Customs
Department, from 1st October.
6. Miss P. Gregory was granted 41z months' vacation leave from 1st November,
and Mrs. M. Dublin, Junior Clerk, Medical Department, acted from 13th 'November
to 31st December.
7. All the members of the staff of the Department were stationed at
Headquarters (Kingstown), but periodical visits of inspection were made to the
rural areas by the Labour Commissioner and the Senior Clerk.
8. The duties of the staff are as follows :-
(1) Labour Commissioner. Under the provisions of section 3 of the,
Department of Labour Ordinance, No. 14 of 1942, "the Labour
Commissioner shall be responsible to the Governor for the
administration of the Department, and subject thereto shall be in
charge of the Labour Department of the Colony, and his duties and
obligations in relation thereto or otherwise shall be such as may be
prescribed by the Governor."
The duties of the Labour Commissioner, as prescribed by section 3
of the Department of Labour (Powers and Duties of Labour
Commissioner) Order, S. R. & O. No. 19 of 1943, are as follows :-








(i) The Labour Commissioner shall, subject to the provisions of the
Department of Labour Ordinance, 1942, use his utmost endeavours
to safeguard and promote the general welfare of the workers in
the Colony.
(ii) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, it shall be
4 the duty of the Labour Commissioner-
(a) regularly to supervise and review the conditions of the
various forms of employment of workers which exist in the
Colony;
(b) to ensure the due enforcement of any Ordinances relating to
the welfare of workers or to the terms and conditions of
employment of workers;
(c) to bring to the notice of the Governor with all reasonable
speed every matter or thing, including the alleged or
suspected breach of any Ordinance, which in his opinion is
or is likely to be prejudicial to the welfare of any description
or class of workers or which is causing or is likely to cause
disagreement between any such workers and their employers;
(d) to make recommendations to the Governor from time to time
as occasion demands for safeguarding and promoting the
general welfare of workers."
(2) Senior Clerk. The Senior Clerk assists the Labour Commissioner in
ensuring the due enforcement of labour legislation, and in the
investigation of complaints in the rural areas; he also collects and
tabulates statistics relating to the number of persons employed in the
various trades, industries and services in the rural areas, prepares cost-
of-living statistics, and performs the secretarial duties of the Labour
Advisory Board.
(3) First Junior Clerk. The First Junior Clerk assists in investigating
complaints in the urban area, keeps records of applicants for
employment and renders assistance in obtaining employment for them.
He also collects and tabulates statistics relating to the number of
persons employed in the various trades, industries and services in the
urban area, as well as exports and imports, and industrial accidents.
(4) Second Junior Clerk. The Second Junior Clerk acts as Typist and is
responsible fcr the filing of the departmental recvids.
9. The financial provision made in the Estimates of the Colony for the
maintenance of the Department amounted to $6,950 made up as follows:-
Personal Emoluments ...... 1 .... ...... ..... $6,228
Other Charges ...... ... .... .. ...... ...... $ 722

Total...... $6,950


GENERAL REVIEW.
Labour Supply and Demand.
10. The usual sources of employment for the majority of unskilled workers
during the year were the agricultural industry and the Public Works Department,
and the supply of labour was in excess of the demand. In the absence of any ,, ':
v'. 1


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outlet for employment overseas, great difficulty was experienced by the Department
in placing applicants for employment, particularly those of the white-collared "
class for whom the main avenues of employment are normally the Civil Service,
the Teaching Profession and the Commercial establishments.
11. Towards the end of the year, the question of the measures to be taken foi
relieving the unemployment situation was considered by a sub-committee of the
Labour Advisory Board, with the Heads of the Government Departments of
Agriculture, Public Works, Medical, Education, Public Relations and Labour as
co-opted members, and the Board's recommendations were submitted early in
January 1951 to Government, and are receiving active consideration.

Unemployment.
12. No figures are available to show the extent of unemployment in the
Colony. 294 persons however applied to the Department for assistance in obtaining
employment.

Agricultural Industry.
13. Employment was obtained by approximately 5,000 persons on the 24
estates and groups of estates of the Colony, during the peak period, and 3,000
during the slack period.
14. Details of the acreages cultivated in the various crops, the output, the
quantities and values exported are given hereunder.
(1) Arrowroot. The acreage cultivated for the 1949-50 crop was estimated
at 4,000 acres as compared with 3,300 acres for the 1948-49 crop, an
increase of 700 acres. The output for the corresponding crops was
approximately 38,870 and 32,383 barrels, an increase of 6,487 barrels for
the 1949-50 crop; and the values of the quantities exported were
$944,580 and $898,301 for the years 1950 and 1949 respectively. An
increase of two cents (2) per lb for all the grades of starch was
obtained from purchasers in the United States of America and the
United Kingdom.
(2) Cotton. Approximately 3,311 acres of Sea Island cotton were grown
during the 1949-50 crop as compared with 3,278 during the 1948-49 crop,
an increase of 33 acres. The output was 1,097 bales for the 1949-50 crop
as compared with 855 for the previous crop, an increase of 242 bales.
The values of the quantities exported were $406,736 and $324,436 for the
years 1950 and 1949 respectively. The price of the lint was increased
from $1.00 per lb for the 1948-49 crop to $1.04 per Tl for the 1949-50 crop.
(3) Sugar Cane. The output of sugar was 2,758 tons for the 1949-50 crop as
compared with 2,084 tons for the previous crop, an increase of 674 tons.
A total of 252 tons of sugar was exported during the year to the United
Kingdom and the remainder was consumed locally.
(4) Coconuts. The quantities of copra exported during the years 1950 and
1949 were approximately 1,340 and 1,332 tons respectively, and the
corresponding values were $298,612 and $277,810. Approximately 11,200
coconuts valued at $465 were exported during 1950 as compared with
24,450 valued at $932. 417 tons of copra were converted into edible oil
by the Government Cotton Ginnery for local consumption as compared
with 500 tons during 1949.
(5) Minor Industries. There was an increase of $15,868 in the total export
values of sweet potatoes, cassava starch and groundnuts; the figures for
the years 1950 and 1949 were $242,676 and $226,808 respectively.







Public Works Department.
15. Consequent on the maintenance and reconstruction of public roads, the
maintenance and construction of public buildings, and work on the regional water
supply, approximately 1,200 persons were afforded employment of a casualnature
by the Public Works Department.
16. Details of the number of persons employed in agricultural and commercial
undertakings, and by the Public Works Department are given in Table 1(b).
TrainingSchemes.
17. The scheme for the training of agricultural apprentices which was
established by the Government at the Camden Park Experiment Station in 1946
was the only organised one during the year-vide Table 4. The course covers a
period of two years.

Wage Movements.
Agricultural workers.
18. The wage-rates for agricultural workers were increased from 640 and 480
to 68e and 51( from Sth January, and to 720 and 540 from 4th April, to a man and
a woman respectively for a day of 8 hours. The wage-rates included a cost-of-
living bonus of 50%. .
Government Daily-paid employees.
10. The wage-rates of daily-paid employees of Goverpment were also increased
from 75 and 60, to 84( and 674 to a man and a woman respectively, for a day of 8
hours, which took effect from 4th April. The wage-rates included a cost of living
bonus of 40%.
Shop Assistants.
20. The minimum rate of wages for shop assistants in the town of Kingstown
and in the rural areas of the Colony was increased from 1st October as follows :-
(1) In the Town of Kingstown and within a radius of two miles therefrom-
(a) Male shop assistants from $20 per month or $5 per
week to $24 per month or $6
per week
(b) Female shop assistants from $16 per month or $4 per
week to $20 per month or $5
per week
(2) In other areas
(a) Male shop assistants from $18 per month or $4.50 per
week to $22 per month or $5.50
per week
(b) Female shop assistants from $14 per month or $3.50 per
week to $18 per month or $4.50
per week.
21. The minimum rate of wages for all shop assistants under the age of 18
year, and over the age of 14 years was fixed at 75 per centum of the above rates.
22. On the recommendations of the Labour Advisory Board, and with the
approval of the employers concerned, wage-rates and other conditions of
employment (hours of work, overtime rates, holidays with pay, and sick leave) for







the classes of workers shown hereunder were agreed to, with effect from the month
of October.
PAINTERS.
Grade A ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... $2.16 per day
B ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... $ 1 92 "
C ...... .... ......... .... .... ...... $168 "
D ....... ...... ...... ..... ...... ...... $1.44 "
Apprentices '
Probationary period (three months) ...... ...... ...... without pay
Balance of 1st year ....... ..... ...... ...... ...... $0-48 per day
2nd year ...... .. ...... ...... ..... ...... ...... $1.08 "
Normal Hours of Work : 8 per day
Overtime Rates : Time and a quarter for first 2 hours on normal working days,
and time and a half thereafter; time and a half on Public Holidays; time and
a half on Sundays.
CARPENTERS AND MASONS. '
Sub-Forem an ...... ..... ... ...... ...... ...... $3-00 per day
G rade A ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... $2-50 "
B ...... ...... ...... ............ ...... $2.00 "
C ...... ............ ...... .... $1. 75 "
D ...... ...... .. .... .. ...... ...... $1-50 "
Apprentices
Probationary period (three months) ...... ...... ...... without pay
Balance of 1st year ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... $050 per day
2nd year ...... ...... ..... ...... ........... ... ...... $0-75 "
3rd year ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ..... $1.00 "
4th year ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ..... $1 25 "
NIrmal Hours of Work : 8 per day
Overtime Rates : Time and a quarter for first 2 hours on normal working days,
and time and a half thereafter; time and a half on Public Holidays; time and
a half on Sundays.
MECHANIC HELPERS. -
Grade A ...... ...... ...... ...... $10 per week or $40 per month
B ...... ...... .... ...... $8-75 per week or $35 per month
C ...... ...... ...... ...... $7-50 per week or $30 per month
D ...... ...... .... ...... $6-25 per week or $25 per month
Apprentices
Probationary period (six months) .... .... ...... .... without pay :.
Balance of 1st year ....... .. ..... .... .... $2-00 per week
2nd year ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... .. $300 "
3rd year ...... ...... .... ...... ...... ...... ..... ... $400 "
Normal Hours of Work: 44 per week
Overtime Rates : Time and a quarter for first 10 hours during week, and time and
a half thereafter; time and a half on Public Holidays; time and a half on
Sunday. .
Holidays with Pay : 7 days after one year's service







Sick Leave : 14 days after one year's service on the production of a medical
certificate.
TAXI DRIVERS.
Grade A ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... $35 per m onth
B ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... $30
C ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... $20
Normal Hours of Work : 60 per week
Overtime Rates : Time and a quarter for first 10 hours during week, and time and
a half thereafter
Holidays with pay : 14 days after one year's service
Sick Leave : 14 days after one year's service on the production of a medical
certificate.
Bus & TRucK DRIVERS.
Grade A ..... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... $11-50 per week
B ..... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... $10-25
..... ...... ...... ......... ...... $ 9 00
Normal Hours of Work: 48 per week
Overtime Rates; Time and a quarter for first 10 hours during week, and time and
a half thereafter
Holidays with pay : 14 days after one year's service
Sick Leave : 14 days after one year's service on the production of a medical
certificate.
SHOEMAKERS.
Journeymen :
Half-soling
M men's Shoes ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... $0-84 to $0-96 per pair
Ladies' Shoes ...... ...... ..... ...... ... $0-48 to $0.60 "
Children's Shoes ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... $0-36 to $0.48 "
Note :-It was estimated that the minimum weekly earnings of a worker would be
approximately $5.40.
Apprentices
Probationary period (six months) ...... ...... ...... without pay
Balance of 1st year ...... ...... ... ...... ...... one-third of the
I{/ piece-rates stated
above
Normal Hours of Work: 44 per week
TAMILos.
Journeyme :
$5.50 per week or $22 per month or the equivalent on a piece-work basis.
S Apprentices
Probationary period (six months) ...... ...... ...... ...... without pay
S Balance of 1st year ...... ...... .. ...... ... .. $2.00 per week
j: 2nd year ...... ...... ...... ...... ....... ...... ...... $3-00 "
. 3rd year ...... ...... ...... ... ..... ...... ...... $4-00 "
4th year ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ..... ...... ...... $500
Normal Hours of Work: 44 per week







PRITERS.
Grade A ...... ...... ..... ...... ...... .... ...... $10 per week
B ...... ...... ...... ...... ... ...... ...... ...... $ 8 "
C ...... ...... ........ ...... ...... $ 6 "
Apprentices
Probationary period (six months) ...... ...... ...... without pay
Balance of 1st year ...... ...... ...... ... .. $3-00 per week
2nd year ...... ...... ...... ...... .......... .. $4 00 "
3rd year ...... ...... ...... ..... ...... .... $500 "
Normal Hours of Work : 44 per week
Overtime Rates : Time and a quarter for first 10 hours during week, and time and
a half thereafter; time and a half on Public Holidays; time and a half on
Sunday.
Holidays with Pay : 7 days after one year's service
Sick Leave : 14 days after one year's service on the production of a medical
certificate.
23. Certain recommendations were also made by the Labour Advisory Board
regarding the wage-rates of Bakers, Domestic Workers, and Seamen, but finality
was not reached in those cases at the end of the year.
Hours of Work.
24. There were no changes in the normal hours of work in the various trades,
industries and services which ranged from 25 to 60 per week, details of which are
given in Table 5.
25. Approximately 200 men and 300 women were employed in certain
arrowroot factories up to about 10 p.m. at night, for about six months of the year.
The attention of the proprietors and managers of all the arrowroot factories was
drawn to the provisions of the Employment of Women, Young persons and
Children Ordinance, No. 20 of 1935, which prescribed that there should be an
interval of at least eleven consecutive hours between the cessation and
commencement of work on the following day, and they were advised to engage
another batch of workers (preferably men) for the last-straining process, in
order to comply with the law.

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.
Government Departments.
26. The St. Vincent Civil Service Association and the St. Vincent Teachers'
Association continued to make representations to Government on matters affecting
the terms and conditions of employment of their members.
27. The St. Vincent Civil Service Whitley Council also functioned during the
year.
Private Undertakings.
I 28. The Labour Advisory Board continued to advise Government upon all
matters connected with labour, including the fixing of wage-rates, and other
conditions of employment of the various classes of workers.
29. The personnel of the Board was increased from 8 to 10 members, five of
whom were representatives of employers, and the other five representatives of
workers.







30. Five meetings of the Board were held during the year and the chief
subjects discussed were as follows :-
(1) review of the wage-rates for agricultural and other unskilled workers,
(2) review of the machinery for regulating wages,
(3) measures for relieving the unemployment situation,
(4) increase in the amount of workmen's compensation payable at death,
Sin addition to burial expenses,
(5) review of the wage-rates of the various categories of workers in the
Colony.

Trade Unions.
31. There was a decline in the membership of the Saint Vincent General
Workers Union which was 518 at the end of the year as compared with 1,161 at the
corresponding period in 1949. It is regretted to record that the efforts of the
officials of 'the Union to stimulate interest in the organization have not been
successful. Table 10 also refers.

Industrial Disputes.
32. There were no strikes or lockouts during the year.
33. The advice and the assistance of officers of the Department were sought
by 518 persons in the following matters affecting labour :-
Applications for employment ...... ...... ......... ..... ...... 294
Enquiries regarding compensation for injuries ...... ...... ...... ...... 19
Termination of services without notice or payment in lieu thereof ...... 114
Non-payment of wages for work performed ...... ...... ...... ...... 42
M miscellaneous ...... ...... ...... ...... ..... ...... ...... .... ...... ...... 49

Total ...... 518


SAFETY, HEALTH A'ND WELFARE.
34. Provision is made under the Factories Ordinance, No. 20 of 1943, and the
Factory and Machinery Regulations, S. R. & 0. No. 103 of 1943, for the safety,
health and welfare of workers, but the legislation has not yet been brought into
force, as suitable arrangements for undertaking examinations and tests of
machinery have not been found possible.
35. On the Leeward Land Settlement Estates, a bonus was granted by the
Land Settlement and Development Board to 445 workers who worked for at least
100 days during the year. The bonus was calculated on'the basis of ten per cent
(10%) of the total earnings of the individual worker.

LIVING CONDITIONS.
Cost of Living.
36. The prices of certain essential commodities, chiefly imported articles,
continued to rise during the year.
37. There was no subsidization during the year, but price control measures
were continued by Government with a view to keeping down the cost of living.







38. Details of the cost of living index figures and the retail prices of some of
the more important items included in the Index are given in Table 7.
Housing. : '_ T : -
39. With a view to relieving the acute shortage of houses for working-class
persons in Kingstown, the Central Housing and Planning Authority laid out 42
house spots on a section of the Montrose Estate which were sold on an instalment
plan, for the erection of dwelling houses. Two model houses, at low cost, were
erected by the Authority for demonstration purposes.
40. Some progress was made during the year in the Village Rehabilitation
Scheme at Mt. Bentinck which is being developed by the Central Housing and
Planning Authority. Permission was granted for the erection of 115 houses in
that locality and 47 were completed by the end of the year.

HEALTH.
41. The comments of the Health Department were as follows :-

Industrial Diseases.
"Diseases peculiar to industry did not.present any health problem during the
year.

Nutrition.
The diet of the wage earning labourer is in the main, similar to that of
comparable sections of the population."

SOCIOLOGICAL ASPECTS.
Migrant Labour.
42. There were no schemes of recruitment within or outside the Colony during
the year.
43. Eighty-two (82) non-recruited workers left the Colony for the Netherlands
West Indies, Aruba 40 (males 4 and females 36), and Curacao 42 (males 9, females
33).
44. Sixty-three (63) recruited workers returned to the Colony during the year
(Aruba 61, Curacao 2).
45. There were approximately 1,670 Vincentians in the Netherlands West
Indies at the end of the year (Aruba 940, Curacao 730).
46. Remittances received during the year amounted to about $900,000 an
increase of $100,000 over the previous year.

SOCIAL SECURITY.
47. No legislative provision was made during the year for sickness, old age,
unemployment or other social security benefits.
48. A number of working-class persons were however, members of Friendly
Societies, which provide sick and funeral benefits.
49. Financial assistance was granted to 996 destitute persons from
Government funds.


III







WOMEN AND CHILDREN.
50. Women were employed chiefly in the agricultural industry, on road
maintenance and construction, in commercial establishments, and in domestic
Services, while male and female juveniles were employed in the nursing and the
teaching professions, as well as in commercial establishments.
51. The children of workers attended the primary schools situated in the
districts where they reside.

LEGISLATION.
52. The undermentioned legislation was enacted during the year :-
ORDINANCES.
(1) The Trade Unions and Trade Disputes Ordinance, No. 3 of 1950, which
provides for the regulation of trade unions and trade disputes.
(2) The Shops (Hours of Opening and Employment) (Amendment)
Ordinance, No. 15 of 1950, which makes provision for the grant of sick
leave to shep assistants, after one year's service, not being more in the
aggregate than 14 days on full pay and 14 days on half pay in any one
year, as may be recommended by a medical practitioner in writing.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
(1) The Dzpartment of Labour (Agricultural Workers) (Amendment) Order,
No. 30 of 1950, which provides for an increase in the bonus paid to
workers in the agricultural industry from 10% to 50% of the basic rates
of wages, and also for an increase in the piece rates to be paid to
workers when engaged in the digging of arrowroot and the picking of
cotton.
(2) The Sugar Industry (Rehabilitation and Price Stabilisation)
Regulations, N o. 41 of 1950, which provide for the appointment of a
Committee to ce knowvn as the Sugar Industry Rehabilitation and Price
Stabilisation Committee to have control of the Sugar Industry Price
Stabilisation Fund and the Sugar Industry Rehabilitation Fund.
(3) The Sugar Industry (Labour Welfare) Regulations, No. 42 of 1950, which
provide for the appointment of a Committee to be known as the Sugar
Industry Labour Welfare Committee, to have control and administration
of the fund.
(4) The Department of Labour (Shop Assistants) (Amendment) Order,
S. R. & O. No. 78 of 1950, which provides for increases in the rates of
wages to be paid to male and female shop assistants in Kingstown and
in the rural areas.
53. Prosecutions. There were no prosecutions during the year in respect of
offences against the laws affecting labour.

MISCELLANEOUS.
Visit of Miss Sheila Ann Ogilvie.
54. Miss Sheila Ann Ogilvie, an Azsistant Labour Adviser to the Secretary of
State for the Colonies, visited the Colony during the period 21st to 26th March.
55. During her stay, Miss Ogilvie visited estates and industrial concerns in
the Colony where discussions on labour conditions were held with the management
and the workers.







56. Discussions relating to labour matters were also held with the Labour
Commissioner, the Heads of the Medical, Public Works, Agricultural, Education,
and Social Welfare Departments, and with the officials of the Saint Vincent
General Workers Union.
57. Miss Ogilvie also attended a meeting of the Labour Advisory Board and
one of the Planters' Association.
58. The Department is indebted to Miss Ogilvie for the very valuable
suggestions made and advice given during her visit.
Visit of Miss Nora Siffeet.
59. Miss Nora Siffleet of the Social Studies Branch of the University College
of the West Indies visited the Colony during the month of July in connection with
the compilation of National Income Statistics which has been undertaken by the
University College for the four Colonies of the Windward Group.
60. Miss Siffleet discussed with the Labour Commissioner matters affecting
the conditions of employment of workers generally.

Attendance of Labour Commissioner at Labour Officers' Conferences.
61. The Labour Commissioner attended the Conference of British West
Indian Labour Officers held in Barbados during the period 16 h to 20th May. Mr.
Jack left the Colony on 14th May and returned on 24th May.
62. Various matters affecting labour were discussed at that Conference, at
which the Assistant Labour Adviser to the Secretary of State for the Colonies
(Miss Sheila Ann Ogilvie) was also in attendance.
63. Mr. Jack also attended a conference of British West Indian Labour
Officers held in Jamaica during the period 11th to 13th December, for the purpose
of discussing the question of the recruitment of agricultural workers in the British
West Indian Colonies for employment in the United States of America. Mr. Jack
left the Colony on 4th December and returned on 19th December.

i i R. NICHOLAS JACK,
Labour Commissioner.

Department of Labour,
Kingstown,
St. Vincent
O2th March, 1951.







TABLE 1 (a)

Occupational Distribution of Gainfully-Occupied Population.
Statistics are not available.




TABLE 1 (b)

Wage-earners employed in Industries and Services.
Agriculture (24 estates).


Period. Males. Females. Total. Remarks.

December to
May 2,350 2,650 5,000 Peak period
June to Nov-
ember 1,035 1,965 3,000 Slack period


Public Works Department.
Roads.

Period. Males. Females. Total. Remarks.


June Qr. 308 188 496 Avge. No. of days worked
(34)
Sept. Qr. 451 327 778 Do. Do.
(38)
Dec. Qr. 837 579 1,416 Do. Do.
(35)
(Excessive storm damage)


Buildings.


Period.


June Qr.

Sept, Qr.

Dec. Qr.


Males.


Females.


Total.


Remarks.


47 365 Avge. No. of days worked
(16)
72 365 Do. Do.
(28)
49 171 Do. Do.
(33)







Regional Water Supply.


Total. Remarks.


Period.

June Qr.

Sept. Qr.

Dec. Qr.


TABLE 2.
Numbers of Unemployed Persons.
Statistics are not available.


TABLE 3.
Number of vacancies notified to Employman t Exchanges.
Statistics are not available.






TABi 4.
Number of trainees under Government trainitg Sc.hemae.
Agriculture (in training) .. -
Do. (trained during the year) .. :i '


Avge. No. of days worked
(30)
Do. Do.







TABLE 5.
Wage-Rates fgr workers employed in the principal trades, industries and services.


Rates of Wages.


Normal
Hoursofwork
(per day)


Agriculture

Manufacturing
Mechanic Helper
Printer
Tailor

Shoemaker
Baker :-
Table hand
Ovenman
Foreman


Construction
Carpenter
Mason
Painter


Transport and
Communication
Taxi Driver
Bus & Truck Driver


Seamen
Captain
Mechanic
Mate
Cook
Sailor


Male 72 per day
Female 540 "


$6.25-$10 per week
$6-00-$10 "
$22 per month or $5-50 per
week
$5.40 per week

$4.00-$6.84 per week
$5-00-$9-00
$8.40-$8-80 "


$1-50-$3-00 per day
$1-50-$3-00 "
$1-44--$2-16 "



$20-$35 per month
$9 -$11-50 per week


$50-$60 per month
$40-50 "
$30--$35
$25-$0 "
$20-$25 "


Fixed by law


Industry.


Remarks.


10
8









Rates of Wages.


Normal
Hoursofwork Remarks.
(per day)


Trade & Commerce
Shop Assistants


Public & Other
Services

Government Clerical
Service :-
Junior Clerks
Senior Clerks
Principal Clerks

Primary School
Teachers :-
Certificated
Teachers
(Selected Grade)
Certificated
Teachers
(Long Grade)


Kingstown
Male $6-00 per week
Female $5-00 "

Rural Areas
Male $5-50 per week
Female $4-50 "


$ 480 X
$1200 X
$1680 X


$60-$1152
$72-$1680
$96-$3160


Men $720 x $60-$1200
Women $624 x $60--$ 960

Men $480 x $24-$720
Women $432 x $24-$720


7-8
7-8


7-8
7-8





6
6
6



5
5

5
5


Uncertificated
Teachers
Student Teachers

Pupil Teachers:-
Fourth Year
Third Year
Second Year
First Year
Probationary

Government Manual
Workers

Domestic Service


$360 per annum
$240 "


$192 "
$168 "
$144 "
$ 96 "
$ 72 "


Male


840 per day


Female 670 "
$5 per month with meals, for
first year, and $6 per month
thereafter
$12 per month, without meals.


Industry.


Fixed by law


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TABLE 6
Actual average weekly earnings of wage-earners.
Complete Statistics are not available.




TABLE 7.
Cost of Living Index Figures for 1950.
Year. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. June. July, Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.

1950 229 231 231 228 228 228 228 229 230 229 229 223

Retail Prices of the more important items included in the Index for Kingstown,
the Grenadines, the Windward/Leeward Districts.

(Kingstown District.)

Article Unit of Prices for Quarters ended-
Quantity March. June. Sept. Dec.

Bread oz. 10 10 1 10
Fish, fresh lb 130 13' 130 130
Meat, fresh lb 210 21( 210 21
Milk, fresh pt. 3% 3/2 31/2 31/2
Sugar, unrefined lb 7 !1 7%2 7/2 71/
Vegetables lb 6 6 66 60
Rice lb 70 77 7 7!5
Shirts, working ea. $2-56 $2.56 $2-56 $2.90
Trousers, working yd. 864 8&3 98 9GO
Shoes, leather (men) pr. $4.00 $4.00 $4-00 $5-58
S. (women) pr. $3.04 $3-04 $3-04 $3-04
Charcoal bag $1-32 $1-44 $1.44 $1-44
Cigarettes pkt. 131 2C 13 ,/ 131/20 13 IV

Grenadines District.
Cassava (farine) cup. 90 91 9 9'
Corn (ground) lb 60 66 61 6
Fish, (fresh) lb 11/2 111/20 111 ,/ 11'2/
Sugar, (unrefined) lb 7 /27 71/2 7V/20 71/20
Rice lb 70 7 74 70
Oil, kerosene pt. 80 9g 9 90
Soap bar. 44 44 44 440
Shirts, working ea. $2-56 $2-56 $2-56 $2-99
Trousers, working yd. 99W 990 $1.06 92
Shoes, leather (women) pr. $3-04 $3-04 $3-04 $3.94
Prints yd. 594 630 62 862f
Tobacco oz. 11 /20 101/20 11 11i







Windward/Leeward District.


Prices for Quarters ended-
June. Sept.


Fish, fresh
Meat, fresh
Sugar, unrefini
Vegetables
Rice
Oil, kerosene
Soap
Shoes, leather

Cotton, white
Denim
Khaki drill
Prints


1b
lb
ed lb
lb
lb
pt.
bar.
(men) pr.
(women) pr.
yd.
yd.
yd.
yd.


TABLE 8.
Summary of Prosecutions against employers and workers.
Nil.






TABLE 9.
Number of Industrial Accidents.
Complete Statttics are not available.


TABLE 10.
List of Trade Unions.
With Membership between 250-1,000 ......





TABLE 11,
Industrial Disputes.
Nil


.... ...... 1


Article


*Unit of
Quantity


March.


124
194
84
51/20
84
84
454
$4-00
$3-04
584
724
994
594


124
194
84
51/24


454
$4-00
$3-04
61%40
724
994
634


124
194
84
51/20
84
94
454
$4-00
$3-04
631/4
904
$1-06
624


124
194
84
51/24
84
94
454
$5-58
$3-94
594
924
$1-03
624


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