Published b A gAthority.
VOL. 86.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY, 1953. [NO. 10.
HER MAJESTY'S CORONATION-
SEATS ALONG PROCESSION ROUTE.
It is notified for general information
that a small number of seats on official
stands along the route of the Coronation
Procession in London will be available
for sale to persons who are normally
resident in the Windward Islands. Some
of these seats will be covered, but the
majority will be uncovered, the cost
being 6. and 4. a seat, respectively.
Any person desirous of obtaining
seats should apply to the Administrator,
Government Office, Kingstown, not later
than 28th February, 1953.
No applicant will be eligible for more
than two seats and tickets will not be
10th February, 1953.
With reference to Government Not ice
No. 656 published in the Gazette of !0t)h
December, 1952, Mr. JULIAN FRANCIS.
Construction Foreman. Public Works
Department, resumed duties with effect
from 21st January, 1953.
10th February, 1953.
His EXCELLENCE THE ACTING GOV-
ERNOR, MR. W. F. COUTTS, M.B.E.
PEOPLE OF ST. VINCENT.
You will by now have heard of the
immense devastation which has taken
place on the East Coast of England as a
result of a recent hurricane and flooding.
No less than three hundred people have
lost their lives, many others are missing
and eight hundred are homeless. The
Prime Minister has declared that it is a
national responsibility, and the Lord
Mayor of London has opened a Distress
Many persons in these Islands know
of the help which has been given by the
United Kingdom to Jamaica and Anti-
gua in similar circumstances recently,
and to al of us in different ways, and
many mavy wish to help the families of
those wih ( h;ave been bereft if only as a
gesture of the ties which bind us. I am
tlhrefore skin' tlhat you should con-
trilut- somnthineg. however small, to a
Wind ward Island.- Appeal to assist the
Lord Mayor's Fund.
"He ives twice who gives quickly."
This Appeal will lie closed on 28th
February and contributions should be
made to Barclays Bank: cheques should
be clearly marked Lord Mayor's Dis-
t'ess Fund ". The VINCENTIA N "
2, SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY, 1953.-(No. 10).
has kindly consented to acknowledge
1lth February, 1953.
The Right Honourable the Secretary
of State for the Colonies has notified that
Her Majesty the QUEEN will not be ad-
vised to exercise her power of disallow-
aace in respect of the following Ordin-
ance of this Government :-
No. 20. of 1952.-An Ordinance to
provide for the care and protec-
tion of Juveniles, the trial and
treatment of Juvenile Offenders,
the establishment of Juvenile
Courts and approved schools, and
other matters connected there-
with and relating thereto.c',,
(J. 58/1948 II).
10th February, 195.
o, The uute'r-entiotioned Bills are pui)-
lished with this issue of the Gazette and
may be seen at the Government'Office,
Kingstown Library, District Post Offices,
Police Stations and at all Revenue
Bill for an Ordinance to amend the
Shops (Hours of Opening and
Employment) Ordinance, 1952.
Bill for an Ordi~iince to amend the
Excise Ordiiance, Cap. 188.
10th February, 195i.
*.The following Documents are pub-
lished witli this issue of the Gazette :-
S.R. & 0. No. 6.--'h' Air Navigation
;-(Investigation of Accidents) Reg-
S.h. & 0. No. 7.-The Kingstown
Board (Trade andl Manufacturers
Licences) (A i end mi en t) Bye-
10th February. 195:..
SUPPLEMENT T TO GAZETTE.
The Accounts o,' t'.:i Colony for, the
period 1st Jainu;ary i :3i2:h Nove:tber.
1952. are puhli.shc v:.-i thi issue 0o
10th Februry, 9'3.
The Administration Report on the
Education Department for the year
1951, is published with this issue of the
10th February, 1953.
L .& ,,
Copies of minutes of meeting of the
Legislative Council held on the 8th
January, 1952, which may be seen at
the Government Office, Kingstown
Library and at all Reveqne Offices and
District Post Offices, are published with
this issue of the Gazette.
10th February, 1953.
S::" : BANK HOLIDAY.
'By virtue of a Proclamation issued
with this Gazette (S.R. & 0. No. 4),
'Tuesd la 17th February, 195:3, being a
Bank Holiday. all Public Offices will be
closed (n that lay.
3rd February, 1953.
A. V. KING,
10th February, 1953.
POST; OF. ~ SENIOR AGRICULTURAILr
GRENADA, B. W. I.
Applications aire invited for the post
of Senior Agricultural Assistant, Carria-
cou in the Department of Agriculture,
2. The post is in the salary scale of
s 1.JrI x $120-$3,120. and a temporary
cost of living allowance of $480 per
aniium is also payable. In addition a
transport allowance of $912 per armum
is payable providing the officer keeps
and maintains a motor car for the per-
formance of his duties.
3. Tlhe post is aon-lpensionable and
will le ror the duration of C. D. & W.
Scheme D. 1859 (Agricultural Develop-
merit Scheime for Carri:;con). i.e., for a
piriodl of three yFears in the first instance.
4. Applicants miiirut possess the
D.I.C.T.A.. or its r liuiv:a ent, or a Uni-
versity ieg:ee in Agricul ture, plus pre-
vieos (expqrience in a Department of
A ricii ltur i e.
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY, 1953.-(No. 10). 43
5. The point in the salary grade at
which the successful applicant will be
appointed will depend on qualifications
6. The duties of the post will entail
the planning and supervision of all pro-
jects of an agricultural nature in Carria-
cou, the supervision of agricultural and
forestry staff, and. such other duties as
may be determined from time to time.
7. Free, unfurnished quarters will be
6. Free passages on appointment will
be provided for the Candidate and his
family plus normal travelling expenses.
9. Applications should be a.idressed
to the Secretary, Public Service Com-
mission, Government Office, Sr.George's,
Grenada, and must reach him ow or be-
fore 28th February, 1953.
GRENADA, B. W. I.
4th February, 1953.
POST OF PROBATION OFFICER,
Applications are invited for the post
of Probation Officer, Grenada, with sal-
ary at the rate of $1,440 per annum plus
Cost of Living Allowance of 20% of sal-
Applications should be accompanied
by two testimonials and should give
details of any previous experience in
Applications should be forwarded to
the Secretary, Public Service Commis-
sion, Government Office, Grenada. not
later than 28th February, 1953.
4th February, 1953.
MEDICAL REGISTRATION NOTICE.
The undermentioned person has this
day been registered as a Midwife:-
Medical Name. Residence.
I Anderson, Ena Kingstown
A. V. KING.
Aledical Recgis trar.
10th February, 1953.
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 ti (Colonial Troasurer at
least two (2) clear (lays be ore the period
for which such Occasional Licences are
required, intervening Bank Holidays
and Sundays not being included in the
aforesaid two (2) lays.
A. L. DOPWELL,
Acting Colonial Treasurer.
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
Pass Book as herein directed the Co-
lonial Treasurer may without further
formality forthwith direct that except
the withdrawal of the whole amount
standing to the credit of the depositor
no further transactions shall be allowed
in respect of the account. Notice of
such directions shall be given to the
d(epositor if his address is known to the
Colonial Treasurer. anil if unknown,
shall ib published in the Gazette."
A. L. DOPWELL.
Acting Coloi.nial Treasurer.
(overnimp nt savings s Bank.
3rd February, 1953.
T'he co-operation of Ma r.ers and Own-
ers of paS i nIecr letit is; liindly asked in
observing the reciliremenits of Section
6 (1) of Ordinance ':-/!i; with referenceto
tie ranting of 'Passenger Boat Certil-
44 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY, 1953.-(No. 10).
The Board of Examiners will be avail-
able for such duties on Wednesdays and
Friday between the hours of 9 and
12 o'clock in the forenoon or at such
other times as by special arrangements
may be fixed.
26th January, 1953,
Found drifting on East Coast of St.
Vincent, and now on beach in Kings-
One (1) 1 Decked Sailing Boat named
Dimension': 16'7;x 4'9 x 3'7.
Colour: White with Red paint
Build: Wood. Bow and stern
( latter square). No
sails. No spars.
A. L. DOPWELL,
Receiver of IWrecks.
Acting Collector of Customs.
26th January, 1953.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF THE
WEST INDIES SCHOLARSHIP
EX A1I NATION
Inilorin: ttiin Ints i e: re i 'ci i ivce ''
the AsisitanL de stara, University
Collouge oi rhli \V\'.-t hndi..-s thliit ai'ii-
uants tor sciholarst-hijs i;i Ar's in 1953
can offEi tf e.ik a,; : iiiject Ior the
scholirshi ,i ".x:nia;I 1:ion. ITlho
w ish I [ i- I ..
O liceir as p ,; :n i,'. .; i.
C. V. D. fiAD)IEY,5T.
i.: i'*,,' I,.t O() ic'r.
7th February, 1953.
It is hIr'r.by notitir,l that Nitrogenotus
Fertilizeri- (i t linel tni Sullj'bati of A im-
monia) will cI nti:.iiu to )a' subject to
allocation anl pJIrc') ;r int ig., aind in tllh
cirncunstsices ai pplic;tions for require-
ments in long tons in respect of fertilizer
year July 19.53: to June 1954: niust be
submitted to tlie (Co troller of Supplies
not later than lMonday 16th March, 1953.
2. When submitting figure of require-
ments the following information must
be given :-
(a) Minimum requirementsof Nitro-
(b) Preferred Country of Origin.
(c) Importers or Agents.
(d) Preferred times of delivery.
6th February, 1953.
B.W.I. TRADE LIBERALISATION
The B.W.I. Trade Liberalisation Plan
will continue in operation in the colony
during 1953 on the same basis as hereto-
G. C. H. THOMAS,
Acting Controller of Supplies.
3rd February, 1953.
BY AUTHORITY OF THE KINGSTOWN
BOARD ORDINANCE, CHAPTER 209
ASSESSMENT LIST, 1953.
The Migistrate of the First District
will hold a Special Session at the Conrt
Honse. Kinistlown. on Thursday, the
72/th day of Flebriarji., 195', at 10.00
a.mi. for the purpose of hearing any ap-
peal of lhiclh duti ::.)tico shall have
lheon iven ;i "; any ;S,'s *,).l("llt pnb-
lisl:df in th, .\-ei sti,,etit List for 1953.
D. F. JOIINSON.
Addit/ionil ji aglis.wiate.
4i l .hln i:iry, 1 l".
KINGSTOWN BOARD ASSESSMENT
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 yar may be seen at
the Treasury, Kingstown, between the
lst dlty of .March anid the 31st day of
MA!a next and attendance will be given
during that perioil for receiving the r:tes
intl( taxes fixed iy I)h, i(mrd.
A. L. DOPWELLI
3r:t FIlrn:r'v. 1953.
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY, 1953.-(No. 10). 45
THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORDINANCE.
Notice is hereby given thaton Saturday, 14th Fqb.ruary,,1953, at 12 o'clock
there will be put up fors.ale'at the Treasury, Kingstown, the nndermentionel'
Properties, Goods and Chattels, belonging to the undermentioned'persons and
levied upon by virtue of a warrant to levy on Properties, Geoods and Chattels
under the Local Government Ordinance No. 17 of 1951.
26th January, 1953.
Name of Owner
Meta 8prot ...
M. A. Smith ..
Metrice Braide ...
Clandius Jeffrey ...
A. L. DOPWELL,
Acting Colonial Treasurer.
Description of Property.
1 House spot.
1 Wood & galvaMuzed house
1 Thatched wooden house
1 Bread & calkes'lIss case
1 Coleman lamp
1 Scale, plate & weights.
The undermentioned goods will I)b, sold by Public Auction on 4th fd4tch
1953, under secuon 27 Cip. 18., unless they are duly cleared or re-warehoused.
WAREHOU-R, No. 1.
Ship WVolse i Marks Quanti:y &c. Contents
-- (l. .
Lady Rodney 6. 1. A. L. ('o. 1] nn i'l, Negro Pots
Clio 8. 1. 51 R. N. Eustace 1 Case Rayon Piece Goods
Tista 1. 12. 51 R. S. B-3776 1 Carton Vacuum Flasks
Ino 27. 12. 51 P. H. V-438/1 1 Case Strings
Ino do E. Gibson-701 1 Case Locks
Maisoneuve B. M. S
Park 4. 10. 51 B. B. 2 Barrels Anchor Chains
WAREHOUSE NO. 2.
Ship W/housed Marks Quantity &c. Contents
Lady Nelson 7. 11. 51
Rev. F. Devas
NIM I c
B. B-3 '.
J. M. Robey
12. 11. 51 R. S. B.
24. 12.51 0. D. B.
G. W. F. 7414
F. J. C.
H. B. C. 6371/2
P. H. V. 2835
P. M. F. 19/13
T. R. T. 8
G. A. V.
1 Box. Merchandise
'P 10 Packages Matches
1 Case Cigars
I Case Guitar Strings
6 Crates Paper Ice Cream
1 Case Cotton Piece Goods
1 Carton Tinned Butter
1 B,., Bois
5 Bundles Empty Jute Bags
1 Case Matches
4 Cartons (;lass Tumblers
('ig. & Tobacco
1 Carton 'oilet Powder
3 Cartons Beans in Tomato
46 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY, 1953.-(No. 10).
15. 10.51 Corea k Co. 1 Package
16. 11. 51 Cecil Mclntosh 1 Package
DEPOSITED IN BAGGAGE ROOM OVER A
YEAR AND UNCLAIMED.
G. F. H. (T'dad)
C & W (St. Lucia)
27th Jannary, 1953.
Quantity & Description
E iIilitt iniaie
Household Goods &
Canvas Cot (Green)
A. L. DOPWELL,
Acting Colonial Treasurer.
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE
WINDWARD ISLANDS AND
Suit No. 17
MOSES B -LLOCK
NOTICic is he1eiy given that on Sal-
urday the 21s il:!n of February, 1953,
between the ihoi rs of 12 o'clock noon
and 3 p.m.. there will be put up for sale
at the Court House in Kin-stown the
undermentioned goods and chattels the
property of the aboveiarned defendant
Moses Bullock levied upon by virtue of
a writ of seizure and sale issued in the
above suit:-- :.,^S
One house the sides boarded and the
roof covered with galvanize iron,
situated at Iamlou in Charlotte
Dated this 29th day of January, 1953.
D. F. JOTTNSON,
INCOME TAX NOTICE.
TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
Every person concerned, not being a
Government Officer, is hereby reminded
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY, 1953.-(No. 10). 47
that the latest date for the submission of
income tax returns for assessment in the
year 1953 is the 31ST MARCH, and that
failure to give notice of chargeability
is an offence against the Income Tax
Ordinance, rendering the person con-
cerned liable on conviction to a fine not
exceeding FOUR HUNDRED AND
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
$480 is required to submit a return in
the prescribed form, notwithstanding
that on account of approved deductions
no tax may eventually be chargeable,
and particular attention is directed to the
fact that the term "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, Barrouallie, Bequia and
Union Island, or, in the other districts
from the Police Station situate therein.
These forms may also be obtained from
the Income Tax Office, Kingstown,
where any person requiring information
in connection therewith is invited to
4. The form, correctly completed,
should be accompanied by all necessary
supporting statements. Specimens of
the form of account required from small
traders and from occupiers or cultivators
of land will be supplied on request.
J. V. ALVES,
Acting Income Tax Officer.
INCOME TAX OFFICE,
22nd December, 1952.
PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINQGSoWN, ST. VINCINT
[ Price 24 cents. 1
STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,
1953, No. 6.
AIR NAVIGATION (INVESTIGATION OF ACCIDENTS)
(Gazetted 10th February, 1953.)
1. Short title. These Regulations may be cited as the Air Navigation
(Investigation of Accidents) Regulations, 1953, and shall come into operation on
the 3rd day of February, 1953.
2. (1) Interpretation. In these Regulations, unless the context
otherwise requires :- ;,
Colony includes the territorial waters adjacent thereto;
Court of Summary Jurisdiction shall mean a Magistrate's Court;
"Air 'Navigation includes in relation to any purpose of these Regulations,
the time from which any person boards an aircraft with the intention of
flight until such person has disembarked;
Aircraft" includes all balloons (whether captive or flee), gliders, airships
and flying machines; ?
Accident" includes any fortuitous or unexpected vvent by which the safety
of an aircraft or any person is threatened;
Authorised Officer" or authorised person means in relation to any
purpose of these Regulations a person authorised by the Governor for th,3
purpose, and references to a person authorised by the Governor include
references to the holder for the time Leing of any office designated by
"Owner" means, where an aircraft is registered, registered owner;
"Substantial damage" includes any damage which necessitates the
replacement or extensive repair of any major component;
"Governor" means the officer for the time being administering the
Government of the Colony;
(2) References in these Regulations to any enactment shall, unies the
context otherwise requires, be construed as references to that c.ia-tment as
reenacted in or as amended by or under any subsequent enactment, and ",the
Act' shall mean the Air Navigation Acts 1920 to,1947.
(3) The Interpretation Ordinance shall apply to the interpretation of these
Regulations as it applies to the interpretation of an Ordinance.
\~pbAfl~t A I
3. (1) Application of Regulations. These Regulations relate to civil
aviation only and shall apply to accidents arising out of or in the course of Air
Navigation which occur to any civil aircraft in or over the Colony, or elsewhere to
civil .aircraft registered in the Colony.
(2) The provisions of these Regulations shall not apply to an aircraft
belonging to or exclusively employed in the service of Her Majesty.
4. (1) Notification of Accidents. An accident (to which these
Regulations apply) shall be notified in accordance with the provisions of
Regulation 4 (2) if, between the time when any person boards an aircraft with the
intention of light and such time as all persons have disembarked therefrom :-
(a) any person suffers death or serious injury while in or upon the aircraft
or by direct contact with Lae aircraft or anything attached thereto; or
(b) the aircraft receives substantial damage.
(2) Where an accident occurs of which notification is required to be given
under Regulation 4 (1) the person in command of the aircraft involved at the
time of the accident or if he be killed or incapacitated then the next senior
uninjured of-cer of the aircraft (if any), or if there is no uninjured officer then
the owner, operator, hirer, or other person on whose behalf he was in command of
the aircraft, as the ease may be, shall forthwith send notice thereof, by the
quickest means of conununication available-
(a) if the accident occurs in or over the Colony, to the Governor or such
other person authorised by the Govern:.r for that purpose, and shall also
no11ly tne nearest Police Station or Police Officer;
(b) if ihe accident occurs elsewhere than in or over the Colony, to the
(3) The notice shall be sent as soon as possible, and if the accident occurs in
or over the Colony within twenty-four hours after the occurrence of the accident,
unless the person whose duty it is to send the notice proves that it was not possible
to send it within that time.
(4) In every case the Notice shall state as far as possible :
(a) the type, nationality and registration marks of the aircraft;
(b) the name of the owner, operator and hirer, if any, of the aircraft;
(c) the name of the person in command of the aircraft;
(d) the date, Greenwich Mean Time and also the local tim. of the accident;
(e) the last point of departure and the next point of intended landing of
(f) the position of the aircraft with reference to some easily defined
(g) the number of persons (if any)
(ii) seriously injured
as a result of the accident;
(h) the nature of the accident so far as is known;
(i) brief particulars of damage to the aircraft.
(5) Where an accident to which these Regulations apply occurs, whether in or
over the Colony or elsewhere, the owner, operator or hirer of the aircraft shall, if
so required by notice in writing from the Governor (or the officer authorised by the
Governor for this purpose), send to the Governor within such time as may be
specified in the notice, such information with respect thereto as the Governor may
(6) In the case of an accident occurring in or over the Colony to an aircraft
registered outside the Colony the Governor shall forward the information provided
in sub-paragraph (4) of this regulation the State of Registration with Whe least
possible delay and by the quickest means of communication available, at the same
time adding a new sub-paragraph (j) indicating to what extent an inquiry or
investigation will be carried out.
5. (1) Removal of damaged Aircraft. Where an accident occurs in
or over the Colony of which notification is required to be given under Regulation 3,
no person other than an authorised person shall have access to the aircraft
involved in the accident and the aircraft shall not, except under the authority of
the Governor, or such other person authorized by the Governor for that purpose,
be removed or otherwise interfered with :
Provided that- "
(a) the aircraft may be removed or interfered with so far as may be necessary
for the purpose of extricating persons or animals involved, removing any
mails carried by the aircraft, preventing destruction by fire or other
cause, or preventing any danger or obstruction to the public or to Air
Navigation or to other transport;
(b) goods or passengers' baggage may be removed from the aircraft under
the supervision of an officer of police, but, if the aircraft has come from
a place outside the Colony, shall not be removed from the vicinity of the
aircraft except on clearance by or with the consent of an officer of
Customs and Excise;
(c) if an aircraft is wrecked on the water, the aircraft or any contents
thereof may be removed to such extent as may be necessary for bringing
it or them to a place of safety.
(2) In this Regulation the expression authorised person means any person
authorised by the Governor either generally or specially to have access to any
aircraft involved in an accident and includes any officer of police or any officer of
Customs and Excise.
6. (1) Inspector's Investigation. For the purpose of carrying out
investigations into the causes and circumstances of accidents to which these
Regulations apply, the Governor shall appoint, generally or specially, a person or
persons as Inspectors of Accidents.
(2) The Governor may cause an investigation to be carried out by an Inspector
of Accidents of any accident to which these Regulations apply, whether or not such
accident is one whereof notification is required to be given under Regulation 4.
(3) Public notice that such investigation is taking place shall be given in such
manner as the Governor may think fit and shall state that any person who may
desire to make representations concerning the circumstances or causes of the
accident may do so in writing within a time to be specifiedd in the notice.
7. (1) Powers of the Inspector and other Provisions. The Inspector
of Accidents by whom the investigation is made (in this Regulation referred to as
" the Inspector ") shall have power :-
PW _! 74 rw -71 1
(a) by summons under his hand to call before him and examine all such
persons as he thinks fit, to require such persons to answer any question
or furnish any information or produce any books, papers, documents
and articles which the Inspector may consider relevant, and to retain
any such books, papers, documents and articles until the completion of
(b) to take statements from all such persons as he thinks fit and to require
any such person to make and sign a declaration of the truth of the
statement made by him;
(c) to have access to and examine any aircraft involved in the accident and
the place where the accident occurred, and for that purpose to require
any such aircraft or any part or equipment thereof to be preserved
unaltered pending examination;
(d) to examine, remove, test, take measures for the preservation of, or
otherwise deal with the aircraft or any part thereof or anything
(e) to enter and inspect any place or building the entry or inspection
whereof appears to the Inspector to be requisite for the purposes of the
(f) to take measures for the preservation of evidence.
(2) Where an accident has occurred in or over the Colony to an aircraft
registered in any territory other than the Colony, the Governor may authorise an
investigator appointed by the duly competent authority of that other territory to
carry out an investigation, and in that event the Governor shall so far as he is able
facilitate inquiries by the investigator so appointed;
(3) The investigation shall be held in private;
(4) Where it appears to the Inspector that in order to resolve any conflict of
evidence or that for any other reason it is expedient so to do, he may permit any
person to appear before him and call evidence and examine witnesses;
(5) Where it appears to the Inspector that any degree of responsibility for the
accident may be attributed to any person, and if it appears to the Inspector to be
practicable so to do, that person or, if he be deceased his legal personal
representative shall be given notice that blame may be attributed to him and be
permitted to make a statement or give evidence and to produce witnesses and to
examine any witnesses from whose evidence it appears that he may be
blameworthy; T '* ;.
(6) The Crown Attorney of the Colony may intervene at any stage of an
investigation in order to make representations or to examine witnesses, if it
appears to him expedient so to do in the public interest.
(7) Every person summoned by the Inspector as a witness in accordance with
this Regulation may be allowed such expenses as the Governor may from time to
8. The Inspector's Report. Upon the completion of an investigation,
the Inspector of Accidents authorised to make the inquiry shall make a report to
the Governor. He shall state the circumstances of the case and his conclusions as
to the cause of the accident, adding any observations and recommendations which
he thinks fit to make with a view to the preservation of life and the avoidance of
similar accidents in future. He shall also state to what extent effect has been
given to the provisions of paragraph (5) of Regulation 7. The Governor may
cause the whole or any part of such report to be made public in such manner as he
9. (1) Public Inquiries. Where it appears to the Governor that it is
expedient to hold a Public Inquiry into the causes and circumstances of an accident
to which these Regulations apply, he may direct that a Public Inquiry be held
under the Commissioners of Enquiry Ordinance, (Cap. 160) and in any such case
any Inspector's Investigation relating to the accident shall be discontinued.
(2) The Commissioner shall be a barrister of not less than ten years standing
and shall be assisted by not less than two Assessors possessing aeronautical,
engineering or other special skill or knowledge, one of whom may be an Inspector
of Accidents. The Assessors shall be appointed by the Governor.
(3) Where the Governor has directed a Public Inquiry to be held, he shall
send all available information to the Crown Attorney, and thereafter the
prosecution of the enquiry shall be conducted under the direction of the Crown
Attorney. The Inspector of Accidents shall render such assistance to the
Commissioner and to the Crown Attorney as is in his power and for that purpose
shall have the powers conferred by paragraph (1) of Regulation 7 on an Inspector
of Accidents with respect to an Inspector's Investigation.
(4) Every Public Inquiry held under these Regulations shall be conducted in
such manner that, if a charge is made against any person, that person shall have
an opportunity of making a defence.
(5) When a Public Inquiry has been ordered the Crown Attorney may cause a.
notice, to be called a notice of inquiry, to be served upon the owner, operator, hirer
and person in command of any aircraft involved in the accident, as well as upon
any person who, in his opinion, ought to be served with such notice. The notice
shall contain a statement of the questions which on the information then in the
possession of the Crown Attorney he intends to raise on hearing of the inquiry,
and the Crown Attorney may, at any time before the hearing of the inquiry, by a
subsequent notice amend, add to, or omit any of the questions specified in the
notice of inquiry.
(6) The Crown Attorney, the owner, the operator, the hirer, the person in
command and any other person upon whom a notice of inquiry has been served
shall be deemed to be parties to the proceedings.
(7) Any other person, or his nominee, may, by leave of the Commissioner
appear, and any person who so appears shall thereupon become a party to the
(8) (i) The Court shall have, for the purposes of the inquiry, all the powers of
a Court of Summary Jurisdiction when acting as a Court in the exercise
of its ordinary jurisdiction, and without prejudice to those powers, the
(a) enter and inspect, or authorise any person to enter and inspect, any
place or building entry or inspection whereof appears to the
Commissioner requisite for the purposes of the inquiry;
(b) by summons require the attendance as witnesses of all such persons
as the Commissioner thinks fit to call and examine, and require
such persons to answer any questions or furnish any information or
produce any books, papers, documents and articles which the
Commissioner may consider relevant;
(c) administer the oath to any such witness, or require any such witness
to make and sign a declaration of the truth of the statements made
by him in his examination;
(ii) the Assessors shall have the same powers of entry and inspection as the
(9) Affidavits and statutory declarations may, by permission of the
Commissioner and saving all just exceptions, be used as evidence at the hearing;
(10) At the time and place appointed for holding the inquiry the Commissioner
may proceed with the inquiry whether the parties, upon whom a notice of inquiry
has been served, or any oi them are present or not;
(11) The Commissioner shall hold the inquiry in open Court save to the extent
to which the Commissioner is of opinion that in the inte2'.st of justice or in the
public interest any part of the evidence, or any argument relating thereto, should
be heard in camera;
(12) The proceedings on the inquiry shall commence with the production and
examination of witnesses on behalf of the Crown Attorney. These witnesses, after
being examined on behalf of the Crown Attorney, may be cross examined by the
parties in such order as the Commissioner may direct, and may theen be re-examined
on behalf of the Crown Attorney. Questions asked and documents tendered as
evidence in the course of the examination of these witnesses shall not te open to
objection merely on the ground that they do or may r lise questions which are not
contained in or which vary from the questions specified in the notice of inquiry or
subsequent notices referred to in paragraph (5) of this Regulation;
(13) When the examination of the witnesses produced on behalf of the Crown
Attorney has been concluded, the Crown Attorney shall state the questions in
reference to the accident and the conduct of persons connected with the accident
upon which the opinion of the Commissioner is desired. In framing the questions
for the opinion of the Commissioner, the Crown Attorney shall make such
modifications in, additions to or omissions from the questions in the notice of
inquiry or subsequent notices referred to in paragraph (5) of this Regulation, as,
having regard to the evidence which has been given, the Crown Attorney or the
Commissioner may think fit;
(14) After the questions for the opinion of the Commissioner have been stated,
the Commissioner shall proceed to hear the parties to the proceedings upon and
determine the questions so stated. Each party to the proceedings shall be entitled
to address the Commissioner and produce witnesses or recall any of the witnesses
who have already been examined for further examination and generally adduct,
evidence. The parties shall be heard and their witnesses examined, cross-
examined and re-examined in such order as the Commissioner shall direct. Further
evidence may also be produced and examined on behalf of the Crown Attorney and
may be cross-examined by the parties and re-examined on behalf of the Crown
(15) When the whole of the evidence in relation to the questions for ihe
opinion of the Cormmissioner has been concluded any of the parties who desires so
to do may address the Commissioner upon the evi' nc" and the Conmmssioner
may be addre!isd in reply upon the whole case on behalf ofi the Crown Attorney;
(16) The Commissioner may adjourn the inquiry from time to time and from
place to place, and where an adjournment is asked for by any party to the inquiry,
the Commissioner may impose such terns as to payment of costs or otherwise a.
it may think just as a condition of granting the adjournment;
(17) The Commissioner shall make a report to the Governor stating fully the
circumstances of the Fe.:,2 a7nd the opinion of the Coinm-,issioner touching the
causes of the accident and adding any observations and recommendations which
the Commnissioner thinks fit to make with a view to the preservation of life and the
avoidance of similar accidents in future, including a recommendation for the
cancellation, suspension or endorsement of any licence, certificate or other
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(18) Each assessor shall either sign the report with or without reservations, or
state in writing his dissent therefrom and his reasons for such dissent, and such
reservations or dissent and reasons (if any) shall be forwarded to the Governor
with the report. The Governor, shall, unless there are good reasons to the
contrary, cause any such report and reservations or dissent and reasons (if any)
to be made public wholly or in part in such manner as he thinks fit;
(1H) Every person attending as a witness before the Commissioner shall be
allowed such expenses as would be allowed to a witness attending before the
Supreme Court, and in case of dispute as to the amount to be allowed, the same
shall be referred by the Commissioner to the Registrar, who on request signed by
the Commissioner shall ascertain and certify the proper amount of the expenses :
Provided that, in the case of any party to the proceedings or any person in the
employment of such a party, any such expenses may be disallowed if the
Commissioner, in his discretion, so directs;
(20) The Commissioner may order the costs and expenses of the inquiry, or
any part thereof, to be paid by any party, if he finds that the accident was due to
the act or default or negligence of that party or of any person in the employment
of that party; and any such order shall, on the application of any person entitled
to the benefit thereof, be enforced by a Court of Summary Jurisdiction as if the
costs and expenses were a penalty by that Court, but, subject to any such order,
aschi costs and expenses shall be deemed to be part of the expenses of the Governor
,n the exercise ol his powers under the Ordinance;
(21) Any notice, summons or other document issued under this Regulation
may be served by sending the same by registered post to the last known address of
the person to be served;
(22) The service of any notice, summons or other document may be proved
by the oath or affidavit of the person by whom it was served.
10. Re-hearing of Public Inquiries. (1) The Governor may, in any
case where a Public Inquiry has been held, direct a rehearing of the inquiry
either generally or as to any part thereof and shall do so-
(a) if new and important evidence which could not be produced at the
inquiry has been discovered, or
(b) if for any other reason there is in his opinion ground for suspecting
that a miscarriage of justice has occurred;
(2) Where the Governor directs any inquiry to be reheard, he may order that
the inquiry shall be heard either by the Commissioner by whom the inquiry was
heard in the first instance or by some other person appointed by him to hold the
(3) Any rehearing shall be subject to and conducted in accordance with the
provisions of these Regulations relating to the holding of Public Inquiresl.
11. Accredited Representatives of other Countries. Where an
Inspector's Investigation or a Public Inquiry relates to an accident which has
occurred in or over the Colony to an aircraft registered in any country other than
the United Kingdom, an accredited representative of the country in which the
aircraft is registered, or of any country which has, on request, furnished
information in connection with the accident, may take part in the investigation
or in the inquiry as the case may be, and may be accompanied by such technical
and other advisers as may be considered necessary by the authorities of the
country by which he is appoWitea.
12. Obstruction. (1) A person shall not obstruct or impede the
Commissioner or an Inspector of Accidents or an Assessor or any person acting
under the authority of the Governor in the exercise of any powers or duties under
(2) A person shall not without reasonable excuse (proof whereof shall lie on
him) fail after having had the expenses (if any) to which he is entitled tendered
to him, to comply with any summons or requisition of the Commissioner holding a
Public Inquiry or an Inspector of Accidents holding an Inspector's Investigation
under these Regulations.
13. Saving. (1) Nothing in these Regulations shall limit the powers of
any Receiver of Wrecks under the Wrecks Ordinance, (Cap. 204) or of any authority
under any Order in Council made under the Air Navigation Act, 1920, to cancel,
suspend or endorse any licence or certificate or any validation thereof.
14. Penalty. Any person contravening or failing to comply with these
Regulations or any provision thereof shall be liable on summary conviction to a
fine not exceeding two hundred and forty dollars, or to imprisonment with or
Without hard labour for a term not exceeding three months.
Made by the Governor under section 12 of the Air Navigation Acts, 1920 to 1947
as adapted and modified by paragraph 9 of the First Schedule to the Colonial Air
Navigation (Applications of Acts) Order, 1937, (Imperial) this 8th day of January,
W. F. COUTTS,
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lMi Y i B HiE GOVRNKNT PRINTER XT THE GOVERNM NT PUTTING OFTICZ,
KINGSTown, ST. VINCENT.
-- Price 36 cents. ]
STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,
1953, No. 7.
KINGSTOWN BOARD (TRADE AND MANUFACTURERS
LICENCES) (AMENDMENT) BYE-LAWS.
(Gazetted 10th February, 1953.)
1. Short title. These Bye-Laws may be cited as the Kingstown Board
(Tiade and Manufacturers Licences) (Am-ncrnent) Bye-Laws, 1953, and shall be
read as one with the Kingstown Board (Trade and Manufacturers Licences)
Eye-Laws, 1946, (S. R. & O. 1946, No. 8) (hereinafter referred to as the principal
Bye-Laws) and all amendments thereto.
2. Amendment to Section (a) and Section (i) of the Schedule
of Charges to principal Bye-Laws. section (a) of the Schedule of Charges
to principal Bye-Laws is hereby amended by substituting Agures "500" for "200 ",
figure "5" for 0. 5. 0."; and figures "500" for "200", figures "50" for
"1. 0. 0.".
Section (i) of the Schedule of Charges to the principal Bye-Laws is hereby
amended by suLstituting figures 50 for the figures 2. 10. 0." appearing in the
last line thereof.
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 (28) (b) and (e) of the
Kinestown Board Ordinance, (Cap. 209) as amended by Ordinance No. 15 of 1945,
this 22nd day of December, 1952.
R. MILTON CATO,
Confirmed by the Governor under Section 76 of the Kingstown Board
Ordinance this 3rd day of February, 1953.
PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
j KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
Comparative Statement of Revenue for the period 1st January-30th November, 1952.
Estimate Actual Revenue Revenue for
Heads of Revenue. for the for the period o same period of Increase.
year the return, preceding year.
1. Import Duties- S $ c., c. c.
Import Duty ... 550,000 ,'..I 94 520,031 71 39,936 23
Trade Duty on Imported Liquor ... 43,000 32,937 00 43,847 37 ......
Warehouse Rent ... 5,000 4,095 76 3,397 80 67 96
2. .Export Duty ... 197,000 246,780 00 142,036 33 104,743 67
3, Excise Duty on Rum ... 148,000 141,006 08 131,587 28 9,418 80
Trade Duty on locally distilled Liquor ... 20,000 19,523 64 17,697 44 ],826 20
4. Other Duties ... 64,000 54,787 32 30,706 00 24,081 32
5. Lice~ces-Liquor ... 10,000 10,133 50 9,348 24 785 2(;
Motor Vehicles, &c. ... 18,000 15,040 08 14,235 92 804 16
Other ... 7,412 8,178 52 8,94 12 ... ...
Income Tax ... 212,000 229,843 36 225,052 87 4,790 49
Land and House Tax ... 34,000 12,824 35 10,942 42 1,881 93
Other Taxes .. 19,400 15,697 12 16,811 79
7. Port and Harbour Dues--
Tonniae ... 10,000 10,400 64 10,652 74
Port ... 3,000 2,560 20 2,851 20 ... ...
Landing Dues, Aircraft ... 10 ... 120 00
S. Other Fees of Court, &c. ... 126,410 128,925 76 1l'",-1' 96 28,120 80
9. Pest Otfice ... 63,750 70,449 29 53,705 83 16.743 41
10. Electricity, Teleihone. Refrigeration ... 101,292 89,043 80 87.406 38 1,63,7 42
11. Rent of Government Property ... 5,982 3,953 06 2.791 22 1,161 84
Int-erest .. 2,701 3,935 10 13,535 05 ... ...
12. Sales and Leases of Crown Lands ... 7,503 9,339 77 5,467 04 3,872 73
1,648,460 1 ,669,422 29 1,451223 71 20,502 27
110. Transfer of Speciil Funds ... ... 15,952 72 197,051 12 ... ...
11B. Refunds of Loans f'rom General Revenue ... 1,121 1,168 24 1,816 40 ... ...
1,649,58l 1 686,54:3 25 1,65(,091 23 21,)502 27
13. Colonial Development & W/fare Schemes ... 207,272 154,068 05 264,603 97 ... .
Total Revenue $ 1,856,853 1,840,611 3011,914,695 28 240,502 27
Comparative Statement of Expenditure for the period 1st January-30tl, November, 1952.
Estimate Actual Expen- ditu for
for the diture for the Expenditure for
Heads of Expenditure. year period of same period of Increase.
1952. the return. preceding year.
$ $ c. c. $
1. Governor .. 7,3001 7,150 84 7,196 64
2. Legislature ... 13,320 11,525 03 10,796 9 726
3. Adminwistra lon ... 66,782 67,123 33 56,931 47 10,191
4. Agriculture ... 67,385 48,550 95 50,750 74
5. Audit ... 12,905 11,654 24 10,468 53 1,18
6. Central Housing Authority ... ,000 5,000 00 4,000 00 1,000 (
6A. Central Road Authoriit ... 136,622 111,074 03 160,860 48
6B. centrall Water Aulhority ... 16,598 8,455 01 9,802 0O
7. Charitable ... 18,860 14,25 34 14,954 25
9. Ediieation ... 294,857 246,174 24 229,0'10 61 17,083 (
10. Electricity 68,14 58,549 02 ..,,''. 28
11. Judicial ... 28,262 30,041 11 26,073 10 3,968 (
12. Labour ... 8,522 7,563 42 6,65 74 867 (
13. Laud :nmd Survev ... 26,0901 21.141 71 20,95 35 15t;
14. Legi 1 ... 7,283 6,761 78 4
15. Medical ... 369,656 ..-',.i 31 285.056 08 17.8:19
16. Miscellaneous ... 65,329 96,517 64 8,21; 73 8,2;7
17. Pensions ... 48,365 46,941 12 45,512 98 142
18. Police ... 143,681 131,317 03 119.482 3.2 11.:34
19. Port and. Marine ... 28,399 25,326 90 24,358 39 i6S
20. Post Office ... 47,154 44,877 86 31,727 37 13.150(
21. Prisons ... 53,826 51,010 21 48,549 78 2,460
22. Public Debt ... 47,889 40,728 70 52,042 60
25. Public Library ... 7,702 6.535 68 5,883 14 652
24. Public Works Department ... 64,132 52,468 28 52,444 92 23
32. Public Works Recurrent ... 48,120 53,838 05 52,015 19 1.822
27. Social Welfare ... ......
27A. St. Vinoent Grenadines ...
26. Subventions ... 46,527 47,751 01 32,89 22 14,857
29. Supply Control ... 15,381 14,139 01 14,044 04 94
30. Telephone .. 26,529 21,153 14 18,085 64 3,067
31. Treasury ... 78,751 61,461 84 64,240 22
1,872,441,6.51,8 83 1,615.750 12 111,816
26. Public Works 1,xtraodinary ... 41,596 49,999 82 93,400 72
1,914,037 1.701,982 65 1,77,150 ,s 111 ,816
8. Colonial De velonment and Welfare Schemes 207,272 134,955 94 287,279 27
Total Expenditure $ 2,121,309 1,836,93859 1,996,4:40 Ii I111816
1 9 271.:)0(7
.TaLigU3 Y, ,
3rd January, 1953.
A. L. DOPWELL,
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Statement of the Assets and Liabilities of the Colony of Saint Vincent as at 30th November, 1952.
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Other than Special Funds
Crown Agents Joint Colonial Fund
General Revenue Balance
GENERAL REVENUE BALANCE.
Bal since as at Ist January, 1952
Revenue to 30th $
November, 1952 ... 1,840,611
Expendlit ure to 30th
November, 1952 ... 1,836,938
... 17,176 17
... 745,903 42
... 221,402 80
100,848 88 7C .380
Treasury and Sub-Treasuries ...
Barclays Bank-Current A/c
Crown Agents do....
Drafts and Re i ittances in Transit ...
1,408,955 10 i1,2(6,110 00
1. At 30th Novemb'er, 1952, the Public Debt (not recorded in the above Liabilities) amounted to $566,456.18.
2. The Accumulated Funds for the redemption of the Debt amounted at 30th November, 1952, to $155,240.62.
TREASURY CIHAM IEIIS,
ST. VINCENT, B.W. 1..
23rd JanuaTN. 1'953.
A. L. DOPWELL.
Ccrkiiial Treaturer (Acling).
I.i .P ,*:.5 10
ADD Surplus to 30th November, 1952
Balance :is at 30th November, 1952 ...
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