• TABLE OF CONTENTS
HIDE
 Main
 Statutory Rules and Orders No....
 Statutory Rules and Orders No....
 Statutory Rules and Orders No....
 Supplement to Gazette: The Administration...














Title: Saint Vincent government gazette
ALL VOLUMES CITATION THUMBNAILS PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00077473/01581
 Material Information
Title: Saint Vincent government gazette
Alternate Title: Government gazette
St. Vincent government gazette
Physical Description: v. : ; 35 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Saint Vincent
Publisher: G.P.O.
Place of Publication: Kingstown, St. Vincent
Kingstown St. Vincent
Publication Date: February 3, 1953
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Gazettes -- Periodicals -- Saint Vincent   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
legislation   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -- Saint Vincent
 Notes
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1, no. 1 (1868)-v. 112, no. 48 (Tues., 23 Oct. 1979)
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 111, no. 1 (Tues., 3 Jan. 1978); title from caption.
General Note: Supplements which accompany some numbers contain extraordinary issues, ordinances, statutory rules of order, etc.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00077473
Volume ID: VID01581
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 19844741
lccn - sn 89018505
 Related Items
Succeeded by: Government gazette

Table of Contents
    Main
        Page 35
        Page 36
        Page 37
        Page 38
        Page 39
        Page 40
    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 3: The Kingstown Board (Market) (Amendment) Bye-Laws, 1953
        Page A-5
        Page A-6
    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 4: Proclaiming Tuesday, the 17th day of February, 1953, to be observed as a Bank Holiday throughout the Colony
        Page A-7
        Page A-8
    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 5: The Prices Control (Amendment No. 2) Notice, 1953
        Page A-9
        Page A-10
    Supplement to Gazette: The Administration Report on the Labour Department for the year 1951
        Page B-1
        Page B-2
        Page B-3
        Page B-4
        Page B-5
        Page B-6
        Page B-7
        Page B-8
        Page B-9
        Page B-10
        Page B-11
        Page B-12
Full Text















~J j





K] ViNCEKNi'


GOVERNMENT


GAZETTE


VOL. 86.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 3 FEBRUARY, 1953. [No. 9.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES,

No. 50.
OBITUARY.

The Acting Administrator has
learnt with deep regret of the death
on the 2nd February, 1953, of Mr.
GEORGE ELMORE EDWARDS, Barris-
ter-at-Law, who retired from the
Legal Service of the Leeward Islands
on 9th April, 1952.
Mr. EDWARDS served in St. Vincent
from 6th June, 1936 to 31st July,
1941 as Registrar of the Supreme
Court and as Labour Commissioner.
In August, 1941 he was transferred
to Grenada as Chief Registrar of the
Supreme Court of the Windward and
Leeward Islands, subsequently acting
as Attorney General of the Windward
Islands for a long period. .He was
transferred to the Legal Service of
the Leeward Islands from the 14th
April, 1951.
3rd February, 1953.
(P.F. 2).

No. 51.
APPOINTMENTS.'
'2Miss PHYLLIS GILL, as Junior Clerk,
Department of Agriculture, with effect
from 1st January, 1953.
3rd February, 1953.
(P.F. 558).


No, 52.


BOARD OF EDUCATION.


The undermentioned persons have
been appointed as Members of the
Board of Education under the Education
Ordinance, 1937, for a period of one year
with effect from 5th February, 1953:-
W. M. LOPEY, Esq.,;M.A., M.B.E.
(Chairman),
The I EducatioDOfficer,
The H a adlim i st r e s Girls' High
School,
The Inspector of Schools,
The Honourable E. T. JOSHUA,
The Venerable Archdeacon R. S.
MAXWELL,
The Reverend Father PLAOID
GANTEAUME, O.S.B.
The Reverend J. B. BROOMES,
T. V. KEANE, Esq., representing
the Teachers' Association,
H. S. Mc CONNIE, Esq., B.Sc.,
Dr. K. J. E. MCMILLAN,
Miss NELCIA JOHN.
3rd February, 1953.
(E. 3/1948).

No. 53.
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BOARD.
Under the provisions of Section 5 of
the Public Assistance Ordinance (No.
31 of 1950), the following persons have
been appointed members of the Public
Assistance Board for a period of one


3sS. 7, t

\S' / 54


A,


$ubliahLd b~ ~utkorif%.













36 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 3 FEBRUARY, 1953.-(No. 9).


year with effect from 1st January,
1953 :-
The Chief Public Assistance Officer,
Chairman,
SHonourable H. F. YOUNG,
S ,, G. H. CHARLES,
E. T. JOSHUA,
S S. E. SLATER,
C. J. T. ANDERSON, Esq.,
Mrs. R. M. CATO,
Mrs. R. N. EUSTACE,
Mrs. J. H. D. Cox,
H. A. DAVIS. Esq.,
R. S. BRISBANE,- Esq.,
The Public Assistance Officer
(Secretary).
Until further notice the duties of
Chief Public Assistance Officer will be
performed by Mr. C. G. HUGGINs, La-
bour Commissioner, in conjunction with
the duties of his substantive post."
3rd February, 1953.

No. 54.
STAMP VENDORS.
The undermentioned persons have
been appointed Licensed Stamp Vrr-
dors for the year 1953:-
H. GWENDOLEN CROPPER
-Kingstown.
VILNA COX -
REGINALD COX -
FRED J. DARE -
GEo. A. ROBERTSON -
R. T. SAMUEL -
F. H. SCOTT ,
J. E. .RICHARDS Georgetown.
CYRIL VELOX Layon.
CYRIL E. MclNTOSII Bequia.
3rd February, 1953.
( 15/194t8)

No. 55.
PROMOTION.
Miss RENA, JOHN, 'l)istrict Operator,
Barrouallie ,Ex1h;lane. :.s C!hief Oper-
ator. Kingstown 'TIlephli ne Exch;iange,
with effect from 2l;tl .1 uaniary, 1953.
3rd Febrnary, 1~J53.
(P. F. 65(i).

No. 5(0.
TRANSFERS.
The following transfers I:iv'e been
approved with eL i'1 l oni Is; Febriiary,
1953:-
Mr. JOHN i :.ox. Junior Cl-rk.
Gen-ral Post O()fle to P'ubli.
Works D)elarmnt ;


Mr. CECIL ROBINSON, Junior Clerk.
Public Works Department to
General Post Office;
Miss LORNA FINDLAY, Junior Clerk,
Department of Agriculture to
Public Works Department;
Miss BERYL BAPTISTE, Junior Clerk.
Electricity )Dep,;rlment to Gener-
al Post Office.
3rd February, 1953.
(P. F.'s 632; 57 ; 571 ; 222).


No. 57.
LEAVE NOTICES.

LEAVE PRIOR To RETIREMENT.
Mr. V. D. ARCHER, Colonial Treas-
urer, has been granted 171 weeks' vaca-
tion leave, prior to retirement from the
Public Service of the Colony, with
effect from 15th January, 1953.
3rd Februariy 1953.
(P. F. 7).

No. 58.
VACATION LEAVE.
The following persons have been
granted six months vacation leave with
effect from 1st February, 1953 :-
Miss SYLVIA MULRAINE, Junior-
Clerk, G.P.O. ;
Mr. D. F. HUGGINS, Junior Clerk,
Treasury Dept.
3rd February, 1953.
(P.F's.427;360).

No. 59.
BANK HOLIDAY.
By virtue of' a Proclamation issued
with this :Gatette (S.R.' & 0. No. 4),
TueslyI' 17th 'F;e'rnrary, 1953, being a
Bank Holiday. all Publlie Offices will be
closed on that iay.
3rd February, 1953.
(W. 19/1946).

No. ;().
LEGISLATION.
Tli following. Documents are pub-
lishell wvithl this issue of the Gazette:-
S.R. & . No. ;.-Tlhe Kingstown
Board (Ma rket) (Amnendment)
lJye-La\s, 195?.

S.R. & O. No. 4.-Proclaiming Tues-
,day, the 17th day of Februir:y,
1953. to be observed a:s a Baink
Holiday throughout teli Colony.













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 3 FEBRUARY, 1953.-(No. 9). 37


S.R. & O. No. 5.-The Prices Control standing. to the credit to the depositor
(Amendment No.2) Notice. 1953. no further translations shall be allowed
(J. 5111 in rest of the acconni. Notice of
(J.5/1951). snclsih directions shall be given to the
3rd February. 19)53. iidepositor i his ;addlr.ss is known to the
!Colonid 'l'r(N.;I1sur r, anld if: unknown,


No. 61.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.

ADMINISTR'ATioN itEPOUiT.
The Administration reportt on thle
Labour D)epartuient for the yeai 19151,
is published with this ias,.e oT the Caz-
ette.
By Command,
A. V. KING,
Government Secretary.
GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
3rd February, 1953.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

TREASURY NOTICE.

To All Whom It May CONCERN notice
is hereby given that applications from
licensed liquor dealers for Occasional
Licences, in accordance with Section 17
of Ordinance No. 11 of 1948, must be in
the hands of the Colonial Treasurer at
least two (2) clear days before tihe period
for which such Occasional Licences are
required, intervening Bank Holidays
and Sundays not being included in the,
aforesaid two (2) days.
A. L. DOPWELL,
Acting Colonial Treasurer.
TREASURY,
ST. VINCENT,
2nd February, 1953.


GOVERNMENT SAVINGS BANK.

The attention of Government Savings
Bank Depositors is drawn to Rule 12 of
the Government Savings Bank Ordin-
ance of 1st May, 1936:-
"12. Every depositor shall oncein each
year in the month of February forward
his Pass (Book to the Manager for exam-
ination and comparison with the Books
of the office, and for the entry of any
interest due on the 31st December previ-
ous. If any depositor fails to send in his
Paiss Book as herein directed the Co-
lonial Ireasurer may without further
formality forthwith direct that except
the withdrawal of the whole amount


shall t, iublishid in the Gazi.tt.'"

A. L. DOPWELL.
Acting Colonial Treasurer.
lManafetr,
Gorernment Savings Bank.
3rd February, 1953.


CUSTOMS NOTICES.


The following articles have been seiz-
ed and forfeited for a breach of Section
90 Cap. 183 of the Laws of St. Vincent
and will be sold by public auction at
H.M. Customs on Saturday 7th Febru-
ary, 1953 at 10.00 a.m.
14 small cartons Anchor Cigarettes.
20th January, 1953.


The co-operation of Masters and Own-
ers of passenger boats is kindly asked in
observing the requirements of Section
G (1) Ordinance 25/46 with reference to
the granting of Passenger Boat Certifi-
cates.
The Board of Examiners will be avail-
able o'r such duties oil Wednesdays and
Frid xns i tween tiie hours of 9 and
12 o'cl,,ck in the forenoon (or at such
other times as by special arrangements
may 1" fixed.
26th January, 1953,



Found drifting on East Coast of St.
Vincent, and now on beach in Kings-
town Harbour.
One (1) 1 Decked Sailing Boat named
IBIS."
Dimension : 16'7 x 4'9 x 3'7.
Colour: White with Red paint
at bottom.
Build: Wood. Bow and stern
( latter square). No
sails. No spars.

A. L. DOPWELL,
Receiver of Wrecks.
Acting Collector of Customs.

CUSTOMS,
ST. VINCENT,
26th January, 1953.













38 SAINT VINCENT; TUESDAY, 3 FEBRUARY, 1953.-(No. 9).


KINGSTOWN BOARD ASSESSMENT
ROLL 1953.

Under the provisions of Section 61 of
the Kingstown Board Ordinance 1897,
notice is hereby given that the original
assessment list of the Kingstown Board
for the current year may be seen at
the Treasury, Kingstown, between the
1st day of March and the 31st day of
lMay next and attendance will be given
during that tpriod for receiving the rates
and taxes fixed b9y the Board.

A. L. DOPWELL,
Colonial Treasurer.
3rd Februiary. 195)3.


BY AUTHORITY OF THE KINGSTOWN
BOARD ORDINANCE, CHAPTER 209
(REV. EDN.).

ASSES-,'ENT LIST, 1953.

The M:gistr.in of ie First District
will hold a Sp civil S iai ,: i t th' C(0o rt
House. Kingsl.o'vn. on ThI.''d, ily. /11/i
2hI da,/ qf wr,.,' C P '* ;. : 0 1.()
a.m. for the p)urpit'oe of ho wing any aIp-
peals of which dii noticee siall ihaive
been given against any assessment pub-
lished in the Assessment List for 1953.
D. F. JOHNSON.
Additional Macgistrate.
MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE.
KINGSTOWN,
24th January, 1953.


SAINT VINCENT.
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE
WINDWARD ISLANDS AND
LEEWARD ISLANDS.

(Original Jurisdiction)
A.D. 1952.

Suit No. 17


Between
OECIL BACCHUS
and
MOSES BULLOCK


Plaintiff

Defendant.


NOTICE is hereby given that on Sat-
urday the 21st day of February, 1953,
between the hours of 12 o'clock noon
and 3 p.m., there will be put up for sale
at the Court House in Kingstown the
undermentioned goods and chattels the
property of the abovenamed defendant


Moses Bullock levied upon by virtue of
a writ of seizure and sale issued in the
above suit:-
One house the sides boarded and the
roof covered with galvanize iron,
situated at Iambou in Charlotte
Parish.
Dated this 29th day of January, 1953.
D. F. JOHNSON,
Registrar.


CONTROL NOTICE.

B.W.I. TRADE LIBERALISATION
PLAN.

The 1.W.I. Trade Liberalisation Plan
will col.tinue in operation in the colony
duiriln 1953 on the same basis as hereto-
fore.
G. C. H. THOMAS,
Acting Coltroller of Supplies.
3,W loebrIary. 1953.


INCOME TAX NOTICE.

TO TIHE C(1NERAL PUBLIC.

Every tperison concerned, not being a
Goverimentl Ollicer, is hereby reminded
that the latest d:te Eor the submission of
inconle tax returns ifoi assessllent in the
year 1953 is the 31ST MARCH, and that
failure to give notice of chargeability
is an offence against the Income Tax
Ordinance, vreder'ing the person con-
cerned liable on con viction to a fine not
exceeding FOUR HUNDRED AND.
EIGHTY DOLLARS.
2. EVERY PERSON whose income,
accruing in, derived from the Colony
or elsewhere, and whether received
in the Colony or not for the preceding
year, exceeded the statutory limit of
S480 is requiri-d to submit a return in
the pre1scribedl form, notwithstanding
that on account ofl approved dled actions
no taix ni;v eventually be chargea)ble,
and particiularattention is directed to the
fact that the terii "'income" is deemed
to include not only money but also al-
lowances in kind.
3. Efforts are being made to send
blank return forms to such persons. It
is to be clearly understood, however,
that a person is not exonerated from the
statutory liability to make a return even
though that person may not have receiv-
ed a blank form, which maybe obtained
on application, at the Revenue Offices at
Georgetown, larrouallie, Bequia and
Union Island, or, in the other districts












SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 3 FEBRUARY, l'J53.-(No. 9). 31


from the Police Station situate therein, traders and from occur piers or cultivator
These forms may also be obtained from of land will be sllpplied o( request.
the Income Tax Office, Kingstown,
where any person requiring information J. V. ALVES,
in connection therewith is invited to Acting Income Tax Office)
enquire.
4. The forri, correctly completed, INCOME TAX OFFICE,
should be accompanied by all necessary KINGS
supporting statements. Specimens of KING'
the form of account required from small 22nd December, 1952

TREASURY NOTICE.

THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORDINANCE.

Notice is hereby given that on Saturday, 14thFebruary, 1953, at 12 o'clock
there will be put up for sale at the Treasury, Kingstown, the undernientioit d
Properties, Goods and Chattels, belonging to the undermentioned persons al (I
levied upon by virtue of a warrant to levy on Properties, Goods and Chattels
under the Local Government Ordinance No. 17 of 1951.


TREASURY,
KINGSTOWN,
26th January, 1953.
Name of Owner
or Occupier.
Meta Sprott ...
M. A. Smith
Metrice Braide ...
Claudius Jeffrey ...


A. L. DOPWELL,
Acting Colonial Treasurer.


Situation of
Property.
Layou
do.
'do.
do.


Description of Property.

1 House spot
1 Wood & galvanized house
1 Thatched wooden house
1 Bread & cakes glass case
1 Coleman lamp
1 Scale, plate & weights..


CUSTOMS NOTICE.

The undermentioned goods will be sold by Public auctionn on 4thi March
1953, under section 27 Cap. 183, miless they are duly cleared or re-warehoused.

WAREHOUSE NO. 1.


Ship


W/housed


Marks


Quantity &c.


Contents


Lady Rodney
Clio
Tista
Ino
Ino
Maisoneu ve
Park


Lady. Joan
Lady Joan
Ino


G. R.
6: 1. 51 A.-L. Co.
8 10. 51 1,. N. Eustace
1. 12. 51 R. S. B-3776
27. 12. 51 P. H. V-43811
do E. Gibson-701
B. M. S
4110. 51 B. B.


2. 5.51
2.. 551
24. 10. 51


Lady Nelson 7. 11. 51


Runa
Nina


WAREHOUSE NO.
Rpv. F. Devas
NIM
B. B-3
J. M. Robey
202/1
B. B.


12. 11. 51 R. S. B.
24. 12. 51 0. D. B.


1 Bundle
1 Case
1 Carton
1 Case
1 Case


Negro Pots
Rayon Piece Goods
Vicunn Flasi;s
Strings
Locks


2 Barrels Anchor Chains


2.
1 Box
10 Packages
1 Case


Merchandise
Matches
Cigars


1 Case Guitar Strings
6 Crates Paper Ice Cream
Boxes
1 Case Cotton Piece Goods
1 Carton Tinned Butter
1 Bag Bolts














40 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 3 FEBRUARY, 1953.-(No. 9).


WAREHOUSE No. 2.


Marks


N/M
G. W. F. 7414
F. J. C.
B. 13.
H. B. C. 6371/2
6368/9
P. H. V, 52835
P. M. F. 19/13
T. R. H. 8
G. A. V.
6396/8


Quantity &c.


5 Bundles
1 Case
4 Cartons
5 Cartons
2 Cases
2 ,,
1 Case


Contents


Empty Jute Bags
Matches
Glass Tumblers
do. do.
Blood Mixture
Lung Tonic
Cigs. & Tobacco


1 Carton Toilet Powder

3 Cartons Beans in Tomato
Sauce


PARCEL ROOM.
15. 10.51 Corea & Co. 1 Package
16. 11.51 Cecil Mclntosh 1 Package


Car Parts
Medicines


DEPORTED IN BAGGAGE ROOM OVER A YEAR


Quantity & Description


AND UNCLAIMED.

Articles


N/M


G. F. H. (T'dad)
C & W (St. Lucia)
Daniel E.
N/M



Whylis Williams
N/M
Joseph Thomas
N/M




L Stafford-G'da
L Scott
N/M
N/M
Claude Cambridge
Albert Dean
Florence Best
N/M
W Richards
N/NI
J.H.ITizell
Mary Peters

Josephine James
NJM


3 Bundles
1 Box
1 Box
1 Case
1 Keg
1 Bag
1 Case

8 Tins
1 only
I Carton
1 Box
1 Box
1 only
1 only
1 only
1 only
1 Package
1 Package
2 Packages
1 Package
1 Package
1 Package
1 Package
1 Package
1 Package
1 Package
1 Package
1 Package
1 Package
1 Package
1 Package
1 Suitcase


Brooms
Earthenware
Machinery
Beer
Merchandise
Apparel
Household Goods &
Personal Effects
Butter
Canvas Cot (Green)
Merchandise
do.
do.
Windshield
Suitcase
Trunk
Chair
Enamel Pans
do.
do.
Tobacco
Canvas
Samples
Merchandise
do.
do.
do.
do.
Books
Merchandise


A. I. DOPWELL,
Acting Colonial Treasurer.
27th January, 1953.

PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCa T
[ Pri 34 enti 1.


W/housed

1. 52
18. 1.52
ti0.
do.
do.
d(o.
do.
do.

do.


Belqueen
HIerisminy
do.

dlo.
d do.

do.
do.


Plane
Plane


Marks













SAINT VINCENT.

STATWUTO(RY RULES AND ORDERS,

1953, No. 3.

KINGSTOWN BOARD (MARKET) (AMENDMENT)
BYE-LAWS.

(Garetted 3rd February, 1953)


1. Short title. These Bye-Laws may be cited as the Kingstown Board
(Market) (Amendment) Bye-Laws, 1953, and shall be read as one with the
Kingstown Board (Market) Bye-Laws, 1944, (S. R. & 0. 1944, No. 79) hereinafter
leif-rrcd to as the principall Bye-Laws) and all amendments thereto.

2. Amendment of Second Schedule to principal Bye-Laws.
The Second Schedule of the principal Bye-Laws (as amended by the Kingstown
oEard (Market) (Amendment) Bye-Laws, 1950, (S. R. & 0., 1950, No. 10) is hereby
f rthrer amended by substituting the figures "$18.00 for the figures 2. 18. 4."
appearing therein.

3. Commencement. These Bye-Laws shall be deemed to have come into
operation on the 1st day of January, 1953.

Made by the Kingstown Board under Section 74 of the Kingstown Boaord
Ordinance (Cap. 209) this 22nd day of December, 1952.

R. MILTON CATO,
Chairman.

Confirmed by the Governor under Section 76 of the aforesaid Kingstown Board
Ordinance (Cap. 209) this 28th day of January, 1953.

BERNARD GIBBS,
Acting Administrator.

PUINIED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
1---5 Price 4 cents. ]
^-Tp ~ 1953.

^Sr^L

kyrp.












SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1953, No. 4.

(Gazetted 3rd February, 1953).


BY THE ADMINISTRATOR.

A PROCLAMATION.


BERNARD GIBBS,
Acting Administrator.


WHEREAS by section 7 of the Bank Holidays Ordinance, Cap. 161, it is enacted
that it shall be lawful for the Governor in Council from time to time, by
Proclamation in the Gazette, to appoint a special day to be observed as a Bank
Holiday throughout the Colony :

Now THEREFORE I do, with the advice of the Executive Council, and pursuant to
the authority in me vested by the said Ordinance, hereby appoint Tuesday, the
17th day of February, 1953, to be observed as a Bank Holiday throughout the
Colony.

GIVEN under my hand and the Public Seal of the Island of Saint Vincent at
the Government Office in the said Island this 31st day of January in the
year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-three and in
the First Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.



GOD SAVE THE QUEEN !

(W 19/1946).


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.


[ Price 4 cents. ]


1953.












SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1953, No. 5.


PRICES CONTROL (AMENDMENT NO. 2) NOTICE.



(Gazetted 3rd February 1953).



1. Short title. This Notice may be cited as the Prices Control
(Anmendment No. 2) Notice.
2. Amendment. The First Schedule Part A to the Prices Control Order
1947 (S.R. & O. 'No. 25) is further amended by deleting all the words, figures and
symbols occurring in the columns opposite the articles: "Lumber Local-
Or6inary," Loire," and substituting therefore the following:
FIRST SCHEDULE-PART A.


Article.


Lumber Local -
O-rliinary
Loire

Akihoeny
Mainci inecl
Cedar


Maximum Wholesale Pricem






De cont'-olled
D)econtroolled
S Dt) c)Iltroll, d


Maximum Retail Price.


Area "A" i Area B"

18c. per ft. 1c. per ft.
20c. per ft. 18c. per ft.


Area C'."

16c. per ft.
18c. per ft.


Decontrolled
D-controlled
D -controlled


3. 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 tlh words, figures and symbols oecuring in the columns opposite the
articles: "Cooking Batter-' Maxam '," "Table Butter-' Maxam '," Lard-
Barbados," Margarine-Glowspread," Margarine-Mello Kreen," "Shortening-
Velvo.a ris," and substituting therefore the following:
L -[ P.T.O.]


_ _____ I


--














FIRST BCHEDUOLE-PART B.


Article.


Cooking Bntter-
Maxain Brand





Table Butter-
Maxain Brand

Lard-Barbados

Margai ine-
Glowspread




Mello Kre. n


Shor'tening--
Velvo Kris


Maximum Wholesale Prwie.


... 30.59 per case of
6-5 lb. tins
V47.87 per cs. of
2-25 lb. tins
$50.54 per cs. of
48-16 oz. tins

... $57.86 per cs. ,f
48-16 oz. tins
... $16.85 per 35 lb. tin


... $16.16 per ctn. of
6-5 11). tins
$2.69 per 5 lb. tin
$13.38 per ctn. of
24 lb. tins
.. 15.99 per ctn. of
6-5 11). tins
I 2.67 pj r 5 lb. tin

... 2.8(; per etn. of
24-1 11. tins


Maximum Retail Price.


Area "A."

$1.12 per lb.

$1.12 per lb.

$1.19 per
tin

:-.! per
tin
54c.
per lb.

60c.
per lb.

63c.
per tin
60c.
per lb.


GOc.
per tin


Area "B."

$1.13 per lb.

$1.13 per lb.

$1.20 per
tin

$1.39 per
till
55e.
per lb.

61c.
per lb.

64c.
,per till
61c.
per lb.


61c.
per tin


"Area C."

$1.14 per lb.

$1.14 per lb.

$1.21 per
tinl

$1.40 per
tin
56c.
per lb.

62c.
per lb.

65c.
per tin
62c.
per Ib.


*62c.
per tin


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 and 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. & O. No. 25) this 30th day of January 1953.
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. ]


1953.









ANNUAL REPORT ON THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR FOR THE YEAR 1951.


CONTENTS.


Staff: Including Duties and Financial Provision.
General Review :
Employment
Unemployment
Agriculture
Salaries and Wages
Industrial Relations
Health, Safety and Welfare
Living Conditions
Health
Sociological Aspects
Social Security
Women and Children
Legislation
Miscellaneous


Paragraphs
1- 9


10-11
12
13-14
15
16-19
20-21
22-24
25-27
28-29
30--31
32-33
34
35


I. STAFF.
1. The Staff of the Department of Labour at
comprised the following :-
Labour Commissioner : C. G. Huggins
Senior Clerk: Conrad Bute
Junior Clerks: Septimus B. C


the 31st December, 1951



ox and Miss Edna Hope.


2. Mr. R. N. Jack, Labour Commissioner, was transferred to Barbados as
Assistant Labour Commissioner, as from 8th May, 1951.
3. Mr. C. Bute, Senior Clerk, acted as Labour Commissioner from 8th May,
1951-30th October, 1951.
-4. Mr. C. G. Huggins, Public Relations & Local Government Officer, was
appointed Labour Commissioner as from 1st November, 1951. Mr. Huggins was
attached to the Department of Labour, Trinidad, for a, period of 9 weeks and to
the Department of Labour, Barbados, for a period of 3 weeks before taking up the
appointment on the 1st November.
5. Miss Phyllis Gregory, Junior Clerk, resigned as from 31st May and was
succeeded by Mr. Keith Walker as from 4th June. Mr. Walker resigned on the
31st July and was succeeded by Miss Edna Hope on the 1st September.
6. Duties of Labour Commissioner : The chief duties of the Labour
Commissioner are to supervise and review the conditions of the various forms of
employment which exist in the Colony; to ensure the enforcement of labour
legislation; to investigate all representations made by employers and workers with
a view to settling disputes and improving labour relations; to visit the variqus
places of employment with a view to studying wage-rates, hours of work, living


I.
III.




Ir .
V.
V.
VII.
VIII.
IX.
X.
XI.









conditions and conditions of work in factories; to collect and collate statistics
relating to labour and cost of living; to advise the Governor on labour matters;.
and generally to do all in his power to promote harmonious relations between
employers and workers.
7. Duties of Senior Clerk : The Senior Clerk assists the Labour Commissioner
in ensuring the due enforcement of labour legislation and in the investigation of
complaints; he collects and tabulates statistics relating to persons employed in the
various trades, industries and services; he also keeps records of applicants for
employment and renders assistance in obtaining employment for them.
8. Duties of Junior Clerks : One Junior Clerk, in addition to other office
duties preparEs the Cost of Living statistics and assists the Senior Clerk in the
performance of his duties in the Kingstown area. The other Junior Clerk is
responsible for typing, filing and other clerical work.
9. Finance : The amounts provided in the Estimates of the Colony for the
maintenance of the Department amounted to $8,328 made up as follows : Personal
Emoluments $7,606. Other Charges : $722.

II. GENERAL REVIEW.
10. Employment : The two main sources of employment during the year
weie the agricultural industry and Public Works Department. The supply of
Labour throughout the year is always in excess of the demand. The peak period
of employment is from December-May during the reaping of the chief crops-
Arrowroot, cotton and sugar cane. The slack period is from June to November.
11. Work on the Hydro-Electric Project has not yet started in full although
60 persons were employed at the end of the year.
12. Unemployment: No figures are available to show the extent of
unemployment in the Colony as no Employment Exchanges are maintained.
13. Agriculture : It was estimated that approximately 5,000 persons obtained
,employment during the peak period and approximately 3,000 persons during the
slack period on the 24 estates or group of estates of the Colony.
14. The details of the various crops cultivated are as follows:-
(a) Arrowroot : The acreage cultivated for the 1950/51 crop was estimated
at 3,900 acres as compared with 4,000 acres the previous year. The output was
40,608 barrels as compared with 38,870 barrels the previous year. 8,024,731 lbs
valued at $1,346,591.03 were exported as against 13,497,644 lbs valued at $944,580.00
the previous year.
(b) Sea Island Cotton : The acreage cultivated for the 1950/51 crop was
estimated at 3,002 acres as against 3,311 acres the previous year. The output was
855 bales as against 1,097 bales the previous year. 338,012 lbs valued at $373,528.18
were exported as against 388,487 lbs valued at $406,736 the previous year. The
price of lint was increased from $1.04 per lb. to $1.20 per lb.
(c) Sugar Canl : The acreage cultivated for the 1950/51 crop was estimated
at 1,036 acres as against 1,006 acres the previous year. The output was 2,792 tons
as against 2,758 tons the previous year. 700 tons valued at $114,160.00 were
exported as against 253 tons valued at $35,777 the previous year.
(d) Coconuts : The acreage under cultivation for the 1950/51 crop was
estimated at 5,000 acres. Copra exported during the year amounted to 1,709 tons
valued at $301,658 as against 1,340 tons valued at $298,612 the previous year. 15,719







3

nuts valued at $634 were exported as against 11,200 nuts valued at $465. At the
Govt. Cotton Ginnery 508 tons of copra were converted into edible oil for local
consumption as against 417 tons the previous year.
(e) Minor' Industries : Minor Industries such as sweet potatoes, cassava
starch and Peanuts exported during the year amounted to $245,027 as against
$242,676 during the previous year.
15. Salaries and Wages : All Government Officers received an increase of
100% in the Cost of Living Allowance as from 1st January, 1951. Agricultural and
Industrial Workers also received increases twice during the year.
III. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.
16. (a) The United Workers, Peasants and Ratepayers Union was registered
on the 11th January, 1951. It was reported that the membership at the end of the
year was 8,000.
(b) The Membership of the General Workers' Union was 500.
17. A Labour Advisory Board, comprising Employers and Workers, advise the
Governor on all matters connected with labour in the Colony. Provision is now
being made to replace this Board by Wages Councils. Efforts are however being
made by the Department to have wages and other conditions o' work fixed by
Collective Bargaining.
18. On the 26th February the cane holsters, 30 in number, employed at the
Mt. Bentinck Sugar Factory went on a strike lasting 31/2 days folic-.ing a demand
by the workers for an increase of 12 cents per shift instead of the 4 cents per shift
as offered to them by the Management consequent on an increase in the retail
prices of sugar. The Management sought the assistance of the Department of
Labour and an amicable settlement was reached on the 1st March when an
increase of 8% on the existing wage-rates was granted to all workers, including
holsters, employed on the estate, with retrospective effect from the date of the
commencement of the current crop.
19. The advice and assistance of the Department were sought by 1,471
persons on the following matters :
Em ploym ent ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,200
Non-payment of wages ...... ...... ...... ...... 22
Termination of services without notice ...... ...... ...... 67
Workmen's Compensation ...... ...... ...... ...... 34
M miscellaneous ...... ...... ..... ...... ...... ..... ...... 58

1,471

v. HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE.
20. Provisions have been made under the Factories Ordinance, No. 20 of 1943
and the Factory and Machinery Regulations, S.R. & O. No. 103 of 1943 for the
safety, health and welfare of workers but these have not yet been brought into
force. Arrangements are being made to have these amended and then brought
into force.
21. A Community Hall has been established on the Mt. Bentinck Sugar Estate
for the use of workers connected with the Sugar Industry. The sum of $2,950.00
was obtained from the Sugar Welfare Fund for the purpose.









V. LIVING CONDITIONS.
22. The prices of certain essential commodities continued to rise during the
year. There was no subsidisation during the year but price control and export
control measures were continued with a view to keeping down the cost of living.
There was, however, a relaxation in the price control and export control of certain
animals and foodstuffs produced locally as an experiment.
23. 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.
24. Village Rehabilitation schemes have been carried out by the Central
Housing and Planning Authorities in the Mt. Bentinek area. As many as 71
houses have been completed and occupied by working class families. Forty-four
others are in various stages of construction.

VI. HEALTH.
25. No diseases affecting labour in the Colony presented any great problem
during the year.
26. In addition to the Colonial Hospital at Kingstown, there are 21 dispensaries
in rural areas where regular clinics were held by the respective District Medical
Officers. Prescriptions were dispensed and patients treated. Public Health
Clinics in Maternal and Child Welfare, Venereal Diseases and Yaws, School Health
Clinics and Endemic diseases control were held at the Belair Health Institute.
27. There has been little or no change in the diet of working-class persons.

VII. SOCIOLOGICAL ASPECT.
28. In the month of June 150 agricultural workers were, for the first time,
sent from St. Vincent to the United States to work on farms. By the end of the
year 01 workers returned to the Colony leaving 59 workers still in the States. The
Compulsory Savings (15% of earnings) received up to 6th December, 1951,
amounted to $18,683.85 U.S. or $31,791.42 B.W.I. Despite the short period the
workers were able to improve their living conditions on their return.
29. Twenty non-recruited workers left the Colony during the year for the
Netherlands West Indies (Curacao and Aruba) and 64 recruited workers returned
to the Colony from the Netherlands West Indies.

VIII. SOCIAL SECURITY.
30. There are no Social Security Schemes in St. Vincent. This is not
practicable at the present stage of economic development of the Colony.
31. There is, however, a Workmen's Compensation Ordinance. Many workers
also belong to Trade Unions and Friendly Societies which provide sick and death
benefits. Public Assistance amounting to approximately $14,000 was granted to
o':cr i,C7" pr- c2ns by the Public Assistance Officer during this year.

IX. WOMEN AND CHILDREN.
32. Legislation exists for the protection of women and children as provided
f,'r in I L O. Conventions.
33. The School A, e is from 5-15 years. There is no compulsory education as
this is not practicable at the present time. The school leaving age and the
minimum ace of employment are fixed at the same level.









X. LEGISLATION.
34. The following were enacted during the year:-
Ordinances: (1) The Sugar Export Cess (Amendment) Ordinances No. 7 of
1951, which makes it clear that the Treasurer is trustee of the special funds
created by the principal Ordinance, exemption from income tax of amounts paid
into the Fund and provision for the payment of income tax.
(2) The Trade Unions and Trade Disputes (Amendment) Ordinance, 1951
(No. 33 of 1951) which empowers the Registrar of Trade Unions to appoint an
auditor to audit the accounts of the Union and sue the officers on behalf of the
Union for any property of the Union.
Statutory Rules and Orders : (1) The Department of Labour (Industrial
Workers) Order, No. 20 of 1951, which prescribes the minimum rate of wages to be
paid to able-bodied industrial workers with effect from 19th March, 1951.
(2) The Department of Labour (Agricultural Workers) (Amendment) Order,
No. 21 of 1951, which prescribes the minimum rate of wages to be paid to able-
bodied agricultural workers when employed on time work, and the rates for piece
work when engaged in the Digging of Arrowroot and the picking of cotton, with
effect from 19th March, 1951.
(3) The Department of Labour (Industrial Workers) (Amendment) Order,
S.R. & 0. No. 70 of 1951, which makes provision for increasing the rate of bonus
payable on the basic wage rates for Industrial Workers from 25% to 331/3% become
effective as from 16th July, 1951.
(4) The Department of Labour (Agricultural Workers) (Amendment 'No. 2)
Order, S.R. & O. No. 71 of 1951, which makes provision for increasing the bonus
payable on the basic wage-rates for agricultural workers from 25% to 331/%.
(5) The Kingstown Harbour (Amendment) Regulations S.R. & O. No. 92 of
1951 which prescribes certain increases in respect of the rates chargeable by
boatmen for the conveyance of passengers from the Kingstown Jetty to steamers
and vice versa, become effective as from 25th September, 1951
(6) The Department of Labour (Agricultural Workers) (Amendment No. 3)
Order, S.R. & O. No. 101 of 1951, which prescribes for certain increases in the
minimum rate of wages to be paid to agricultural workers when employed on
piece work.
XI. MISCELLANEOUS.
35. Mr. E. W. Barltrop, C.B.E., D.S.O., O.B.E., Labour Adviser to the Secretary
of State for the Colonies visited St. Vincent from 7th-10th May, 1951. Mr.
Barltrop had discussions with His Honour, the Administrator and the Labour
Commissioner. He met Officials of the General Workers Union, the United
Workers Union and the Planters' Association. He also visited Estates along the
Windward Coast.

C. G. HUGGINS,
Labour Commissioner.
Dept. of Labour,
SKingstown,
St. Vincent, B.W.I.
.',. __ 1st Mareh, 1958.

1I









TABLES.

STATISTICS.

TABLE 1 (A).

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

TABLE 1 (B).


W\Vgc -enirers


Period
December-May
June-November


employed in Industries and Services (Estiman-d).
AGRICULTURE.


Males
2,000
1,250


Females
3,003
1,, 50 ,


Total
5.000
3,000


Remarks
Peak Per. :
Slack F'eri.jd


PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.
(Skilled and Unskilled Workers).


Males
400
175
125


Females
300
75
25


COMMERCIAL.


Males


Females


Monthly Paid:
Weekly Paid


TABLE 2.
Persons Unemployed.
Statistics are not available.
TABLE 3.
Employment Exchanges.
No Employment Exchanges are maintained ?nd so statistics are not available.


Roads:
Buildings :
Water :


Total
700
250
150



Total









TABLE 4.

No. of trainees under Government Training Schemes.
Agriculture : In training-8 Trained during the year--4


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


Industry


Rates of Wages


Normal
Hours of
work per
day


Agricultural Worker


Il destrial Worker


Workshop, etc.
Mechanic
Printer
Tailor
Shoemaker


Bakery
Tablehand
Ovenman
Foreman

Construction
Carpenter
Mason
Painter


Transport
Taxi-driver
Bus and Truck Driver

Seamen
Captain
Mechanic
Mate
Cook
Sailor


Male 85 per day
Female 64 "

Male $1.01 per day
Female 80


$6.25-$10-00 per week
$6-00-$10-00
$5-50-
$5-40


$4.00-$6-84 per week
$5-00-$9-00
$8-40-$8-80


$1-50-$3-00 per day
$150--$3-00
$1-44-$2-16


$20.00-$35-00 per month
$ 9.00-$11.50 per week


$5000--$60.00 per month
$40-00-$50-00
$30.00-$35-00
$25o-0-$030o00
$20-00--25o00










Normal
Industry Rates of Wages Hours of
work per
day

Trade and Commerce -
Shop Assistant Kingstown-
\ Male-$6-00 per week minimum 6-7
Female-$5-00 6-7

Rural Areas
Male-$5-50 6-7
Female-$4-50 6-7
Public & Other Services.
(1) Government Clerical Service.
Junior Clerk--$480 x 60-$1152 p.a. 6
Senior Clerk-$1,200 x 72-$1680 p.a. 6
Principal Clerk-$1680 x 96-$2160 p.a. 6
(2) Primary School Teachers.
Certificated Teachers-Selected Grade
Male : $720 x 60-$1200 p.a. 5
Female : $624 x 60-$960 p.a. 5
Certificated Teachers-Long Grade
Male: $480 x 24-$720 p.a. 5
Female : $432 x 24-$720 p.. 5
Uncertificated Teachers : $360 p.a. 5
Student Teachers : $240 p.a. 5
Pupil Teachers-Grade III $168 p.a. 5
Grade II $120 p.a. 5
Grade I $ 72 p.a.
Supernumerary $72 p.a. (no cost of living
allowance) 5

(A Cost of Living Allowance is also paid to all Govt. Officers).

(3) Government Manual Workers.
Male: $1-01 per day 8
Female : 800 8
Domestic Service.
$5-00-$6-00 per month with meals 10
$12-00 per month without meals 10










TABLE 6.

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

TABLE 7.

Cost of Living Index Figures for 1951.


Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1951 231 231 233 235 240 245 253 2F7 258 259 261 284


RETAIL PRICES OF THE MORE IMPORTANT ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE INDEX FOR IC/TOW
THE GR-'T-DIN.iS. WINDWARD & LEEWARD DISTRICTS.

Kingstown District.
Prices Sor Quarters ended-


Unit of
Article Quantity rch


Bread
Fish, fresh
Meat, do
Milk, do.
Sugar, unrefined
Vegetables
Rice-
Shirts, working
Trousers, working
Shoes, leather (men)
Shoes, do (women)
Charcoal
Cigarettes


oz.
Ib.
lb.
pt.
lb.
lb.
lb.
ea.
yd.
pr.
pr.
bag
pkt.


14
134
220
31/20
84
64
7%#
$2-61
$1-00
$5-58
$4-00
$1-44
13/


June Sept.


1 1/74
lla
144
22#
3%0
84
64
9Y*
$2-09
$1.05
$5-58
$4*63
$1*44
154


14 1 1/7
144 206
29#s4 292#
3%# 8%4
8# ,
64 64
9% 9gY2
$2-84 $2-84
$1.05 $1*05
$5-58 $6-77
$4-63 $4-74
.$144 $1.44
154 154


Dec.


- --- -----


I








10

Grenadines District.


Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1951 231 231 233 235 240 245 253 257 258 259 261 264

( Prices for Quarters ended-


March. June


Sept. Dec.


Cassava (farine) cup Co
CocOa (ground) lb. 6(
Fish, fresh lb. 11 V2
Sugar, unrefined lb. 84
Rice lb. 71/2
1dl, kerosene pt. 94
Soap bar 444
Shirts, working ea. $2-61
Trousers, working yd. $1-01
Shoes, leather (women) pr. $4.00
Prints yd. 69,
Tobacco oz. 11 '


94 94 90
61 64 6e
111/20 112 15qi
84 8 8
7l/z2 91/;2 91/2'
9d 9' 94
444 504 50n
$2-G $2.84 $2 .,
:!.-01 $1.01 $1-01
S4-98 $4-63 $4-74
''54 80!1 80'
114 120 126


Windward/Leeward Districts.
Prices for Quarters ended-


Article

Vish, fresh
Meat, do
'Sugar, unrefined
Vegetables
Ricp
Oil, kerosene
.Soap,
SliQes, leather (men)
Shoes, do (women)
Cotton, white
'Denim
Khaki drill
Prints


SUnit of
Quantity

lb.
lb.
lb.
lb.
lb.
pt.
bar
pr.
pr.
yd.
yd.
yd.
yd.


March

12c
194
51/24
84
94
454
$5-58
$4-00
674
$1.01
990
69


June Sept, Dec.


151 L.,
19
81/24

84
94
454:
$5-58
$4-98
654
$1.01
$1'08
754


151,
27% -
8

10
94
51 '
$5-58
$4-63
654
$1-0)
$1-08
800


184
27
81/2
5'/a
104
IO.N
94
514
$6-77
1$4-74
654
$1.01
$1-08
804


Article


Quantity
Unit of







11

TABLE 8.



Summary of Prosecutions against employers and workers.
Nil.
TABLE 9.



Number of Industrial Accidents.
Complete Statistics not available.

TABLE 10.



General Workers Union. Membership 500. Registered 11th December, 1945
United Workers, Peasants & Ratepayers Union. Membership 800. Registered
11th January, 1951.

TABLE 11.



Industrial Disputes.
One--30 persons-3/2 days.




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs