• TABLE OF CONTENTS
HIDE
 Main
 Ordinance No. 9 of 1953: An Ordinance...
 Statutory Rules and Orders No....
 Statutory Rules and Orders No....
 Statutory Rules and Orders No....
 Supplements to Gazette: minutes...
 Supplements to Gazette: The Accounts...














Title: Saint Vincent government gazette
ALL VOLUMES CITATION THUMBNAILS PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00077473/01613
 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: June 30, 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: VID01613
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 209
        Page 210
    Ordinance No. 9 of 1953: An Ordinance to provide for the vesting in an Administrator of German Enemy Property and for the distribution thereof
        Page A-33
        Page A-34
        Page A-35
        Page A-36
        Page A-37
        Page A-38
    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 22: The Regulations for Government and Assisted Primary Schools (Amendment) Regulations, 1953
        Page B-53
        Page B-54
    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 23: The Education (Kingstown Preparatory School) (Amendment) Regulations, 1952
        Page B-55
        Page B-56
    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 24: The Air Navigation (Government Aerodromes) Notification 1953
        Page B-57
        Page B-58
    Supplements to Gazette: minutes of meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 1st June, 1953
        Page C-1
        Page C-2
        Page C-3
        Page C-4
    Supplements to Gazette: The Accounts of the Colony for the period 1st January to 31st December, 1952, and 1st to 31st January
        Page D-1
        Page D-2
        Page D-3
        Page D-4
        Page D-5
        Page D-6
Full Text











(09


SAIN'!' VINCENT


GOVERNMENT


GAZE''ITE


Voi,. 86.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 30 JUNE, 19-53. [No. 41.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.

No. 318.
MESSAGE FROM tER MAJESTY
THE QUEEN.
With reference to Government Notice
No. 264 of lat June, 1953, the following
telegram has been received from the
Secretary of State for the Colonies:-
Your' tlegramu has been laid before
the Queen who has commanded me to
inform you that Her Majesty has been
greatly touched by this manifestation of
loyalty and goodwill and to request that
:t ixpr'ession o Hler sincere thanks be
c., iv y,,tl to all Governmients and people
of the Windward Islands."
30th June, 1953. g
(C. 14/1952).
No. 319.
VACATION LEAVE.
Miss N. D. SPROTT, Senior Clerk,
Public Works Department, nas been
granted 81 months vacation leave with
effect from 21st March, 1953.
30th June, 1953.
(P.F.49).
No. 320.
LEAVE.
The Honourable L. L. PUNNETT has
been granted 21 days leave of absence
from the Legislative Council with effect
from 29th June, 1953.
30th June, 1953.
(A. 31/1948).
No. 321.
RESIGNATION.
vMiss LORNA FINDLAY, Junior Clerk,
has resigned from the General Clerical


Service of the Colony with effect from
24th June, 1953.
30th June, 1953.
(P. F. 571).
No. 322.
GOVERNMENT AERODROMES.
Government Notice No. 256 of 26th
May, 1950, giving notification of the
Goverimient Aerodrome at Villh is here-
by cancelled alnd repiactd by S.R. & 0.
No. 24 of 1953, published with this
issue of the Gazette.
30th June, 1953.
(P. 8/1949).
No. 323.
ST. VINCENT REPORT 1950-51.
IQCopies of the Colonial Report of the
Colony for 1950-51 are available at
Government Office, Kingstown, at 72
cents per copy.
30th June, 1953.
(A. 25/1951).

No. 324.
LEGISLATION.
The under-mentioned Ordinances
which have been assented to by His
Excellency the Governor are published
for general information with this issue
of the Gazette :-
No. 8 of 1953.-An Ordinance to
amend the Agricultural Products
Protection Ordinance Cap 31.
No.' 9 of 1953.-An Ordinance to
provide for the vesting in an
Administrator of German Enemy
Property and for the distribution
thereof.
(G. 4/1946).
30th June, 1953.


iublishI d by iIthorito .






210 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 30 JUNE, 1953.-(No. 41).


No. 325.
The following Documents are pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette:-
S.R & O. No. 22.-The Regulatiotns
for Government and Assisted
Primary Schools (Amendment)
Regulations, 1953.
S.R. & O. No. 23.-The Education
(Kingstown Preparatory School)
(Amendmnent) Regulations, 1953.
(J. 64/1948) ..
S.R. & O. No. 24.-The Air Naviga-
tion (Government Aerodromes)
SNotification 1953.
(J. 36/1948 II).
30th June, 1953.

No. 326.
SUPPLEMENTS TO GAZETTE.
Copies of minutes of meeting of the
Legislative Council held on the 1st June,
1953, which may be seen at the Govern-
ment Office, Kingstown Library and at
all Revenue Offices and District Post
Offices, are published with this issue of
the Gazette.
30th June, 1953.
No. 327.
The Accounts of the Colony for the
period 1st January to 3l.t December,
1952, and 1st to 31st January, 1953 are
published with this issue of tue Gazette.
30th June, 1953.
(F. 20/1952).

No. 314.
Sel UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF THE.
4, WEST INDIES.

MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN.
Following an award for the purpose
of training technicians, the University
College of the West Indies invites ap-
plications from senior laboratory techni-
cians holding a certificate of the I.M.L.T.
(Pathological Technique) for that pur-
pose.
The period of duty will be two years
at a salary of 750 a year (of which 5%
will be deducted for superannuation)
Iand return passages will be paid for
witf and family inclusive. A marriage
allowance of 75 will be paid if the per-
son appointed is not less than 25 years
of age. There will be a deduction of
5% of salary as rent for University ;ic-
commodation if this is available; if it is
not, a housing allowance of not more
than 200 a year will be made.
Candidates will be expected to com-
mence duties by, or soon after, October
1st, 1953. Applications with testimo-
nials should be forwarded to the~ Dean


of the Medical Faculty, Unive sity Col-
lege of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica,
B.W.I. as early as possible.
23rd June, 1953.
By Command,
A. V. KING.
Government Secretary.
GOVERNMENT OFFICE.
30th June, 1953.

DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

SAINT VINCENT.
BY AUTHORITY OF THE SMALL
DEBTS ORDINANCE.

IN THE SMALL DEBT COURT,


(Kingstown) I
Between
ALPHAEUS CALEB ALLEN
and
CHARLES VANLOO


district 1.


Plaintiff,

Defendant.


NOTICE is hereby given that on Satur-
day, the 11th day of July, 1953, between
the hours of 7 o'clock in the forenoon
and 3 p.m. at the Court House in Kings-
town, there will be put up for sale the
undermentioned Goods and Chattels be-
longing to the above-mentioned Defen-
dant, levied by virtue of a warrant to
lory on Goods and Chattels issued in the
above snit:-
tRwo Glass cages
Three Safety Razors
Two Rules
Two boxes of Buttons
1 Mirror
Eighteen Caps
Seventeen Combs
Three Pictures complete with
Glass and frames.

ALVIN SEAL,::S,
Senior Bailig S.' ..
Process ,S'ij ir
District 1.

NOTICE.

POLICE BAND CONCERT.
The Police Hand will render a pro-
granmme of Music at the Children's
Playground on the Bay Front oa Sun-
day. 5t' July, at 5.00 p.m.
Ti~h Police Band will also render a
programme of Music at Mesopotainia
on August 2, at 4.30 p.m.

A. H. JENKINS, Lt.-Col.
Superintendent of Police.


PRINTfTD BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTEP. AT 7!19 i t0pik1'VifrMai*0 dmdifrui
KMNOSTOWN, ST. VIMOUdt. I
I Price 24 cenf I


























E. B. BEETHAM,
Governor.


22nd June, 1953.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for the vesting in an Administrator of
German Enemy Property and for the distribution thereof.

[ 30th June, 1953. ]

Enacted by the Legislature o0 Saint Vincent.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Distribution of German
Enemy Property Ordinance, 1953.

2. (1) In this Ordinance the following expressions have the
meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say-
the appointed day means the date of the commencement of
this Ordinance;
British person means, in relation to any date,
(a) any British subject, citizen of the Republic of Ireland or
British protected person resident or carrying on
business on that date in the Colony;
(b) any bodyof persons (whether corporate or unincorporated)
which on that date was a body incorporated or
constituted under the laws in force in the Colony;
claimant" in relation to any German enemy debt means the
person who under section 6 of this Ordinance makes a
claim in respect of that debt;
"German person means, in relation to any date,
(a) the German State;


Short title.

Interpretation.


SAINT VINCENT.

No.'9 of 1953.


I Assent,


SL.S. ]







No. 9. German Enemy Property. 1953.

(b) any individual who on that date was a German national
resident in Germany;
(c) any body of persons (whether corporate or unincorporated)
who on that date was a body incorporated or
constituted in or under the laws of Germany;
German enemy debt" means-
(a) any sum due at the passing of this Ordinance in respect
of an obligation incurred before the third day of
September nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, which on
that day was an obligation of any German person to
any British person, except that where any British
person (not being the Government of the Colony)
carried on business on the said day both in and outside
the Colony, any sum attributable to business carried
-on outside the Colony shall be excluded.
German enemy property" means property which, on the
appointed cay is, or at any time thereafter becomes,
subject to control under section 9 of the Trading with the
Enemy Ordinance, 1939, being property, or the proceeds or
income of property, which on or at any time after the
third day of September, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine,
belonged to, or was held or managed on behalf of-
Ia) the German State;
(b) any individual who, on the said third day of September,
nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, or at any time
thereafter, was a German national resident in Germany
cr in any territory under the sovereignty of a State
which on or at any tihie after the appointed day was at
-:.ar with His Majesty;
(c) any individual who was a German national on or at any
time after the appointed day and-
(i) was included among the persons specified in any
order made under subsection (2) of section 4 of the
Trading with the Enemy Ordinance, 1939; or
.di) was a person whose properly became subject to
control under section 9 of the said Ordinance at a
time when he was not an enemy within the
meaning of the said Ordinance;
(d) any body of persons (whether corporate or U incorporated)
which on or at any time after the appointed day was a
body incorporated or constituted in, or under the laws
of, Germany; and
(e) any bodyof persons (whether corporate o" unincorporated)
which on or at any time after the appointed day was
controlled by any such individual or body as is
mentioned in paragraph (b), paragraph (c) or
paragraph (d) hereof;







German Enemy Property


"German national" does not include any person who acquired
German nationality by reason of the inclusion in the
German State after the first day of March, nineteen
hundred and thirty-eight, of any territory not comprised
therein on that day;
Germany" meahs territory comprised in the German State
on the first day of March, nineteen hundred and thirty-
eight;
property" means real or personal property, and includes any
estate or interest in real or personal property and money,
any negotiable instrument, debt or other chose in action,
and any other right or interest whether in possession or
not;
relevant time means the appointed'day;
trade debt" means any sum due in respectof-
(i) goods supplied in the course of trade;
(ii) services incidental to the goods so aswlied; or
(iii) shipping freight, rebates or tares.
(2) For the purposes of this Ordinance, person who at any
time was resident in Germany shall be deemed;to have been a
German national at that time unless it is -Jprvtd, to the
satisfaction of the Administrator of Enemy Pzoperty) within, six
months of the appointed day in such manner at he-mayl prescribe
that he was not a German national at that tine.
(3) Fer the purposes of this Ordinancej property-which, or
the right of transfer over which, is vested in. anyc custodian of
enemy property appointed under section 9 of the :T'Saling with the
Enemy Ordinance, 1939, and property which, by;iviiue of any
order made under the said section 9, cannot bf-deaWitwith without
the consent of the Governor, shall be deemed-torbe .subject to
control under the said section 9.
(4) Any reference in this Ordinance to the 'radig-with:the
Enemy Ordinance, 1939, shall be construed as a reference to that
Ordinance as amended by or under any other Ordinance,

3. The Governor shall appoint for the .purposes of the
distribution of German Enemy Property in pursuance of this
Ordinance on such terms as he may specify an Administrator of
German Enemy Property (hereinafter in this Ordinance referred
So as the Administrator").

4. (1) All German enemy property on the appointed -day'in
the hands of the Custodian of Enemy Property, shall'vest '1inthe
Administrator.
(2) The Governor may by order vest in the Administfator any
other errman enrmy property situate in the Colony '*o-thZ'-hight
to transfer the same. Any order so made shall be F::-nt as


No. 12 of 1939.




No 12 of 1-;39.



Appointment of
Adm;iS't*fataor.




Property to
vest in
Administrator.


1953.


No 9.






No. 9. German Enemy Property. 1953.

respects property of any description to vest in the Administrator
any property or the right to transfer any property as provided by
the vesting order without the necessity of any further conveyance,
assurance or document.
(3) A vesting order made in accordance with the preceding
subsection may be varied or revoked by the Governor.

Excluded 5. This Ordinance shall not apply-
Claims. (a) to any claim in respect of a German enemy debt unless at
r.t the relevant time that debt was due to a British person;
(b) 'o any claim in respect of a German enemy debt due at the
relevant time to a company incorporated in the Colony
,:hose activities in the Colony on the 3rd day of September,
1039, were confined to complying with the requirements of
Cap. 219. the Companies Ordinance and to distributing profits
earned abroad;
(c) to any claim in respect of a bank note expressed in a unit
of German currency;
(d) to any claim in respect of a bank note expressed in a unit
of German currency or any other note so expressed which
has at any time been legal tender in Germany;
(e) to any other claim in respect of a German enemy debt
expressed in a unit of German currency except-
(1) claims in respect of trade debts;
(ii) claims in respect of loans made to German persons
by persons who at the date of the loan were British
persons;
(ill) claims in respect of rent due on the 3rd day of
September, 1939;
(iv) claims in respect of dividends on shares or stock
declared before the 3rd day of September, 1939; and
(f) to any claim by an insurer or an insurance broker in
respect of a contract of insurance or re-insurance with a
German person.

Making of 6. (1) Claims for payment under this Ordinance may be
Cai. o made only by the person to whom the sum claimed was due at the
relevant time or by an insurer who at the relevant time was
entitled by subrogation to enforce payment of the sum claimed :
Provided that in the event of the death, bankruptcy, winding
up, mental incapacity, or absence from the Colony of any such
person or insurer as aforesaid the claim may be made by any
person authorised by him in that behalf or by any person entitled
to deal with his property.
(2) Claims for any payment under this Ordinance shall be
made to the Administrator within three months from the date on
which this Ordinance comes into operation or such further time







German Enemy Property.


as the Governor may by order made either generally or in relat :o-
to any specified class of claim direct.
(3) Claims shall be made on the appropriate form z-pccribed
by the Administrator and shall contain the informatic2 required
on the form and shall be accompanied by such documents as may
be so required.
(4) The Administrator may by notice in writing require the
claimant to furnish within such time as may be specified in the
notice such further information and documents in the claimant's
possession or control as the Administrator may require for the
verification of the claim.

7. (1) The Administrator shall determine whether any claim
is established for the purposes of this Ordinance and the amount
for which it may be admitted for payment, and shall serve written
notice of the determination on the claimant.
(2) The determination of the Administrator in relation to any
claim shall be final:
Provided that the claimant, if dissatisfied with the
determination as being erroneous in point of law, may by notice
in writing given within six weeks after being served with notice of
determination as aforesaid and setting out the question or
questions of law in respect of which it is alleged that the
determination of the Administrator was erroneous, require the
Administrator to state and sign a case for the opinion thereon of
the Supreme Court and the decision of the Supreme Court shall be
final. -,
(3) The Administrator shall be entitled to appear at the
hearing of any case stated by him under this section.

8. The proceeds of German enemy property collected by the
Administrator shall, if insufficient to satisfy all claims admitted
for payment, be distributed proportionately to the amount for
which each claim is admitted for payment under this Ordinance,
and in so far as they are not so distributed shall be transferred
to Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom for the
purposes of section 4 of the Distribution of German Enemy
Property Act, 1949.
' -' -,. "'! 'iq ;'<-: Ulti l*^]
9. This Ordinance shall come into force on a date to be
appointed by the Governor by Proclamation published in the
Gazette.


Determination
and payment
of Claims.


Distribution
and disposal
of surplus


12, 13 and 14
Geo. 6 Ch. 85.


Commencement.


1953.


No. 9.





38

German Enemy Property.


No. 9.


1953.


Passed the Legislative Council this 2n.d a o/ April 1953.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Clerk of Legislative Council.
(G. 4/1946).


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
XINGSTOWN, ST. TICIZNT.
S[ Price 24 cents. ]
1953.





53

SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1953, No. 22.


GOVERNMENT AND ASSISTED PRIMARY. SCHOOLS

(AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS.

(Gazetted 30th June, 1953).


1. Short title. These Regulations may be cited as the Regulations for
covdrnii ie ana Pnitsieea Frimary Schools (Amendment) Regulations, 1953, and
shall be read as one with the Iegulations for Government and Assisted Primary
Luhoois i-i-ade by the Governor in Council on the 3rd day of February, 1938,
(nereinalter re-,rred to as tne principal Regulations) and all amendments thereto.

2. Regulation 69 of principal Regulations revoked and replaced.
Regulation bu o0 the principal Riaulations as replaced by the Regulations for
Government and Assisted primary Schools (Amendment No. 2) Regulations, 1952,
(b.i. & 0. 1l52, No. 60) is l1-reby revoked and replaced as follows :-

"69. DISCIPLINE. (1) For breaches of these Regulations, neglect of
duty, unpunctuaity or lack of zeal, disciplinary action may take the form of
a fine, stoppage of increment, or in the case of a Head Teacher, reduction to
a pc6t as an Assistant Teacher or a combination of all or any such forms.
(2) Disciplinary action, in the case of a Government School, shall after
due inquiry, te taken by the Education Officer, but shall in all cases be filst
submitted to the Governor for confirmation, variation or otherwise.
(3) A teacher in an Assisted Schbol shall, after due inquiry by the
Committee of Management or the Education Officer be subject to such
disciplinary action as the Governor may determine on the recommendation
of the Education Officer in consultation with the Committee of Management.
(4) Where the Education Officer proposes to hold an inquiry under sub-
paragraph (3) of this Regulation he shall notify the Manager seven days
before the date fixed for such inquiry setting out in such notice, the nature
of the complaint against the teacher and the time and place at which it is
proposed to hold the inquiry.
(5) The Committee of Management may depute one of their number to
be present with the Education Officer at any hearing or adjourned hearing
of an inquiry held in accordance with the preceding sub-paragraphs of this
Regulation and the Education Officer with the assistance of such member of
the Committee of Management (if any) deputed. to be present, proceed to
make inquiry into the complaint unless jurisdiction in the matter has been
assumed by the Committee of Ma.nagement as hereinafter provided. If
either





54

(a) no member has been deputed by the Committee of Management to
be present at the inquiry; or
(b) the member deputed is absent at any hearing or adjourned hearing
of the inquiry;
and the Committee of Management has not assumed jurisdiction as
hereinafter provided, the Education Officer may without assistance proceed
with the inquiry.
(6) The Committee of Management may before the date fixed for the
holding of an inquiry by tl- Education Officer notify the Education Officer
of the intention of the Committee of Management to assume jurisdiction in
the matter and the Education Oflicer shall thereupon refer all statements
and documents relating to the complaint to the Committee of Management.
(7) If after the expiration of twenty-one days from the date fixed for the
holding of an inquiry by the Education Officer, the Committee of
Management having assumed jurisdiction in the matter have nevertheless
failed to reach a final determination of the complaint, the Education Officer
may call upon the Committee of Management to remit to him the statements
and documents relating to the complaint and he may either enlarge the time
for the conclusion of the inquiry by the Coramittee of Management or
himself deal with the complaint as he may think fit.
(8) Where the Committee of Management proposes to hold an inquiry
unc'er sub-paragraph (3) of this Regulation the Manager shall notify the
Education Officer seven days before the date fixed for such inquiry setting
out in such notice, the nature of the complaint against the teacher and the
time and place at which it is. roposcd to hold the inquiry and the Education
Officer shall1.e cnti:led to re prEsent or may depute some other person to be
prese-t as an cbscr-.er at any such inquiry."

Made by the Governor in Council under section 29 of the Education Ordinance,
1937, (No. 29 of 1937) this 12th day of June 1953.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Clerk of Executive Council.


Approved by the Legislative Counoil under section 30 of the said Ordinance
this 28th day of June 1953.
HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Clerk of Legislative Council.

PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERN1WNT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST-. VINCENT.


[ Price 8 cents. I


1953.





55

SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1953, No. 23.

EDUCATION (KINGSTOWN PREPARATORY SCHOOL)
(AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS.

(Gazetted 30th June, 1953).

1. Short Title. These Regulations may be cited as the Education
(Kingstown Preparatory School) (Amendment) Regulations, 1953 and shall be
read as one with the Education (Kingstown Preparatory School) Regulations, 1948,
(S. R. & 0. 1948, No. 69) (hereinafter referred to as the principal Regulations) and
all amendments thereto.

2. Regulation 4 amended. Regulation 4 of the principal Regulations
as replaced by the Education (Kingstown Preparatory School) (Amendment)
Regulations, 1951 (S. R. & 0. 1951, No. 14) is hereby amended by deleting the full
stop at the end of the said regulation and substituting a colon therefore and by
adding the following words thereafter :-
"Provided that where any pupils who have passed an entrance examination
to a secondary school have failed to secure admission thereto by reason of there
not being available a sufficient number of places the Education Officer may permit
any such pupils to remain at the school beyond the end of that year."

Made by the Governor in Council under section 29 of the Education Ordinance,
1937 ('No. 29 of 1937) this 22nd day of May 1953.

A. L. SAMUEL,
Clerk of Executive Council.

Approved by Resolution of the Legislative Council under section 30 of the
Education Ordinance, 1937 (No. 29 of 1937) this 26th day of June 1953.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Clerk of Legislative Council.
(J. 64/1948).

PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNiENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price 4 cents. I
1953.






SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,
1953, No. 24.

(Gazetted 30th June, 1953).

WHEREAS it is provided by Article 50 of the Colonial Air Navigation Order, 1949
(S. I. 1949 No. 2000 Imperial) that a Government aerodrome may be notified as
available for use as a place of landing or departure by aircraft other than aircraft
belonging to or employed in the service of Her Majesty and, if so notified may be
so used subject to any conditions or limitations which may be notified with respect
to such use :
Now THEREFORE it is hereby notified as follows :-
1. Short Title. This notification may be cited as the Air Navigation
(Government Aerodromes) Notification, 1953.

2. Notification. The areas described in the Schedule hereto are designated
Government Aerodromes and notified as available for use by seaplanes belonging
to or operated by British Guiana Airways Limited as places of alighting and
departure from Saint Vincent and Bequia respectively.
SCHEDULE.

"All that area of sea (being a portion of the area shewn in Admiralty Chart,
No. 501, Windward Islands-Kingstown Greathead, Calliaqua and Admiralty Bays-)
starting at the seaward or Southeastern extremity of Dike Island and running with
a width of three hundred feet (300 ft.) inshore of a line two thousand six hundred
and ninety-five feet (2,0C5 ft.) long on a bearing S. 56".00' E from Dike Island to a
marker on the reef dividing Young's Island Channel from Calliaqua Bay, and
continuing from that reef marker with a width of three hundred feet inshore of a
line three thousand seven hundred and sixty feet (3,760 ft.) on a bearing S.61.30'
E. and as the same is shewn on plan No. G. C. 4 which may be seen in the Surveys
Office, St. Vincent, British West Indies, or at the Office of the Director General of
Civil Aviation in Barbados."
All that portion of sea (being a portion of the area shewn in Admiralty Chart
No. 501, Windward Islands-Admiralty Bay, Bequia Island-) starting at the
seawErd or southwestern entrance to Admiralty Bay and running inshore of a line
six thousand feet (6,000 ft,) long on a bearing N.60*.00' E to a marker near Port
Elizabeth Jetty at the north east end of Admiralty Bay."

Notified by the Governor under Article 50 of the Colonial Air Navigation Order,
1949 (S.I. 1049, N3. 2000 Imperial) this 27th day of June, 1953.
W. F. COUTTS,
Administrator.
(J. 36/1948 11).

PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
?a C e KINGSTOVN, ST. VINCENT.
T r Price 4 cents. ]
-1953.









SAINT VINCENT.
'iomparaltie SlatemuCen of Ievenue for the period st-3lst Janutarly, 1-953.
f steimto I A actual Rvue r Revenue for
Honds of Rev c,,.. e fcr the perio of same period of Inc ase.. i, ICreC:


1. Import D s- .. .i"ti ..66,649 1 .J 3,) 31 25,~49 ... B
,, _.i r.i t l, Liquor ... 50,00 .. I t 1 .. .. 3,3iG 1 '
t .. 432 5) 13.i .
2 o;x' j' . 265,t000 7,817 56 9,812 34 .., !" 2,024 78
3 ]xoise Dty iu, -. 100,750 11,140 30 1:,518 81 ... ... 1,57T 45
Tr le D.uty .. .: lly dist led Liq or ... 22,''3 ) 1,53 12 1,00 (8 ... ... 247 56
4. Other.,,, ... 26,500 734 95 38 7 406 19 ... ... -
5. icences -Li.liior .. 12,1.10 3,192 80 2,901 50 291 0 ... ...
Motor Vehicles, &c. ... 19,000 5,062 80 3,788 81 1,273 96
Other 12,112 2,663 38 i 2,401 6(2 261 76 ..
6. 'Taxss--
Incoue Tx ... 240,000 4,474 39 5,143 72 669 33
La;l1 anm ,,tuseTax ... 36,000 1,800 64 913 97 886 67 .
Other Taxes 1... 17,200 1,599 7 1,491 88 107 87 ..
7. Port and Harboir ane.s-r
Tonnage ** 12,1.00 537 6 1,092 83 ... ... 554 87
Port ... 3,000 209 10 .231 9 ... ... 22 80
L:a ding Dues, AirCL'ft ... 10 ... .... ...
,. Other l'ees o1 Con rr &c ... ..38,764 8,901 84 8,30 U04 Il;01 80 .
9. Post Office ... 74,630 1,032 12 1,100 42 ... ... 68 O
10. -liecticit, Telelho0e, Refrigeration ... 52,217 6,576 10' 5,65 13 917 97
1 HoIent of. GovernIientt property ... 4,300 308 22 9 16 ... .. 30
SInterest 1,550 144 84 33 85 ... ... 89 01
12. Sales :ni lIases of Crlvwn I:nds ... 7.503 272 32 156 G5 215 7 ... ...
-2. --ie_- 1,757,996 120,004 (00 I 1 T43 84 30,512 .39 ,6j52 23
HlA. Salje of Government i'operty ... 1,206 ... .
l1B. L:a's .rI k I .vnoas-Rvo lPsylments ...............
1iB 2 Transfer of Speciul Fu2ls ... 1552 72 ... .... 15,952 72
1,759,202 126,004 00 120,096 56 30,512 l 3 2,60 3195
13. Colonial Dev alopinent & W/fareSchemes ... 214,05 9.17 37 343 42 573 05 ...
Total revenue 1,973,287 129 3 0,439 98 31,086 34 24604 5


Comparatwe Statement ol, pJjendituyre o~a t e nuary- -1965-


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 irine ...
20. 'ost Office ...
.21. Prisons
,2. P bilic PeJit, ...
.23. Public liibraiy'" ...
24. 1'n!hlic Works Department ...
25. Public Works Recurrent .
28. Subventions -
29. St ppi-y. Control .
30. 'Telephone
31. 'reasury

26 Public Works Extraordlinary ..

8. Colonial Develop'nenJ in Welfare Sohemes


Total Exper


TREASUT1T,
9th May, 1953.
(F. 20 1952).


Estimate Act
for the dit
year p
1953. th
$ -
10,100
16,620
106,947
96,090
13,955
6,000
141,038 1
37,952
23,766
307,740 22
35,443
31,239
8,760
21,911
7,070
416,939 2
101,373
56,365
174,656
30,573
51,048
61,871
38,915- 1
8,025
73,927
55,790
87,960 24
16,800
26,224
73,061
2138,208 15
117,091
2,255,299 19
214,085

2,469,384 16


ual Expen.
ure for the Expenditure for
period of same period of Increase. -ecrease.
e return, preceding year.
$ c. $ c. $ c. $ c.
219 56 ... 219 56
420 00 240 00 180 00
9,389 76 4,941 22 4,448 54
5,677 56 3,967 02 1,710 54
314 36 873 73 ... ... 559 37
... . ... ... ....... .... ...
L,180 07 2,552 .19 ... .. 1,372 12
479 60 479 44 16
.,117 72 1,246 76 ... ... 129 04
J,187 50 22,018 36 169 14
6,835 29 3,040 93 3,794 36
1,573 23 1,727 88 ... ... 154 65
1,891 48 678 16 1,213 32
1,069 34 1,772 38 ... ... 703 04
547 46 581 36 ...... 33 90
3,681 41 35,227 51 ... ... 1,54, 10
3,814 (;3 2,092 81 1,721 82
3,407 27 3,868 59 .. ... 461 32
9,623 77 13,538 44 ... 3,914 67
2,509 07 2,273 87 235 20 .
?,048 71 1,826 73 221 98
4,453 11 3,756 37 696 74
2,887 84 13,717 34 ...829 50
458 66 337 88 120 78
3,989 62 4,909 44 .., 919 82
1,150 64 8,547 97 ... 9,698 61
6,669 69 11,226 32: 15,443 37
6 34 1,145 24 ... ... 1,138 o9
1,167 11 1,482 50 ... .. 315 39
5,679 27 5,341 86 337 41 .
2,148 79 153,412 30 30,512 92-31,776 4-3
4,679 09 6,858 79 2.179 70
6,827 88 160,271 09 30,512 92 33,956 f3
4,624 15 9,995 89 ... ... 5.37! 74

1,452 03 ,. 8 '30,512 92 39,327. 87
Ir f 9 _


A. L. DOPWELL,
Acting Treasurer.
*-' A -


~Z~D~-


~slss


- Il.ll--P-~----


I"


--


L


m


I -- -


/









Statement of the Assets and Liabilities of the Coloe of Saint Vincent as at 31st January, 1953.
_


DEPOSITS :
Special Fundss


Otber thai Special Fands

RAFI'TS:" :
ro Cn; Agents Joifit Colonial Fund


1952
$

718.71 9

230,153


158,i(0 00


47,349 17


gN RAL REVENUE BALANCE.


Balance as at 1st Janu y, 1953


Revenue to 31st
January, 1953
Expenditure to 31s
TnJ,, 1 ,. i


$ c.
... 105,555 08


... 687,544


316,175 16



i


1-,0(;3,71


350,(l40(


71,024


1952
$


.'6,086 39

396,865 26


701,823 16


ASSETS.


CASH :
Treasury and Sub-Treasuries
Barclays Bank-Ciurriiit Ajl
Crown Agents do.
Imprests

Advances


INVESTMENTS :
Special Funds


nui ry, i"-. ... ,. .

sDeficit to 31st January, 1953 ... 34,530 66

ce as at 31st January, 1953 ... 71,024 42
9, 125/4 1,154,774 s


1. At 31st January, 1953, the Public Debt (not seorde n the abv) Liabilities) amounted to 554,321.84.
-, The Accumulated Funds for the redemption it* e Debt amounted at .1st .Ian.i.r-, 1953, to $160,449.42.


TREASURY CHAM BERS,
ST. VINCENT. B.W.I.
9th -IM:iY. !1,"3.


7 I
S9,940 59
191,670 58'
875.. 96
8,645 02


$ e.


211,132

532,159
-A


15

+1*'


1,425,143 65 -





A. L. DOPWELL.
Acting Colonial Treaur .


LIABILITIES.


leral Revenue Balance


1,154,774 81


.~.- xx


$ c.
.. 126,921 37
.t
61 4A59 03


681-,852. .'C-


arl









statement of the Assets and Liabilities of the Colony of Saint Vincent as at 31st December, .1952.


LIABILITIES.


DEPOSITS:-
Siecial Funds-
Bain Gray Prize
C. D. and W. Schemes Advances
Cotton Factory Depreciation
Cotton Growers Association
Electric Light Plant Depreciation
Hayward X-Ray
Home Fund
Housing Scheme C.D.F. Reserve
Lady Musgrave Prize
Lowmans-Biabon Water Supply Reserve
Motor Launch Depreciation
Permanent Investmient Eruption Reserve
Refrigeration Plant Deprecialion
Savings Bank
Si mmons Bequest
Sugar Factory
Towns--Bart ronal! lie
Calliioina
Chli;anbelair
Gerrgetown
West Indies University Scholarship

Other than Special Funds-
Oamden Park Livestock Revolving
Grenada Current a/c
Old a/c
Saint Lucia Current a/c
Sundry Deposits


OVERDRAFT:-

Crown Agents Joint Colonial Fund


S-GENRAL-R.EVENU-SE BALANCE:--- _


Balance as at 1st January, 1952

ADD Surplus as at 31st December, 1952


Balance as at 31st December, 1952


$ c.

913 50)
... 17,963 63
... 288 86
... 3,226 10
... 19,748 15
... 163 02
... 2,746 02
... 13,400 04
... 482 60
... 5,076 76
... 1,051 72
... 58,195 86
... 11,795. 91
... 492,743 87
... 728 78
... 25.834 32
... 419 64
... 1,450 49
... 45 13
... 1.064 99
... 5,094 68


... 4,486 59
... 25,782 16
... 55,889 18
... 2,581 71
...203,293 16


. 97,176 17


8,378 91


$ c.


662,434 07


-292,032 80


3 c,


954,466 87


326,400 00


1; 05, O',






105,555 OS


1,386,421 95


ASSETS.

CASH:-
Treasury
Sub-Accountants
Barclays Bank Current a/c
Crown Agents Current.a/c
Drafts and Remittances In Transit

ADVANCES:-
Authorised Advances.
Controller of Supplies Trading Account
Cotton Worling Account
Post Office Account


Towns


- Kingstown
-Layou
- 'Port Elizabeth


Windward Islands Administratibns--
Dominica Current ale
Old Account
Saint Lucia Old Account

INVESTMENTS:-
Bain Gray Prize Fund
Electric Light Plant Depreciation
Home Fund
Housing Scheme
Lady Musgrave Prize Fund
Lowmans-Biabou Water Supply
Permanent Investment Eruption Fund
Refrigeration Plant Depreciation
Savings Bank


'$ c.
... 817 86
... 19,748 14
S 2,643 06
S 13,400 04
.. 340 92
... 5,076 76
... ,56,189 10
... 12,561 78
... 506,413 14


-"'Cown Agents J.oint Mi'cellaueous F-iundi' "
.Sugar Inustry- .. -
SLabbtur Welfare. ...' 1,317 64
Price Stalilisation .. 3,285 70

.Local-
S ai n t Vinceit Government Savings Bank-
C:otton Factory Dopreciat ien ... 288 86
Motor Launch Depreciatiori ... 1,051 72
; Sijmnon,- Bequest ... 150 80


Governimient of St. Lucia for Fire Relief


$ c.
15,931 33
4,334 65
128,804 64
2,076 42
2,925 28


























,617,190 80





4,603 34





1,491 38


60,000 00
-7-


$ 0.


154,072

385,119
32,489
56,476
57,620

1,572
167
630


11,130
85
3,771


683,285 52



1,386,421 95


NOTEs:-1. At 31st December, 1952, the Public Debt (not recorded in the above Liabilities) amounted to $564,771.92.;
2. Tie accumulated funds for the redemption of this debt amounted at 31st December, 1952,-'to $159,015.94.
3. A.t th s-nc3 date a sam of $42,650.42 (not recorded in- the above Assets) was due to.this Colony by H. M. Government for reimbursement ofeC. D. & W.!Schemes expenditure.
4. Loans from General'Revenue repayable to the Colony amounted to $15,898.78'as at 31st December; 1952.
5. There is a cntingent liability to the Savings Bank Fund ofl$46,738.37 being :he Furids deficit as at 31st December, 1952.


TREASURY CHAMBERS,
"SAINT VINCONT,
9th March, 1953.


Sc A. L. DOPWELL,
Acting Colonial Treasurer.


-- -----rC ~-------~---~-~----- --~-~- -~------~cr~*-r~poerm~--~~-~-------- ------;- - -- i C ---. I r







SAINT VINCENT.
Comparatmz Statement of Revenue for the period 1st January to 31st December,


Heads of Revenue.


Estimate Actual Reve-
for the nue for the
year period of the
1952, return.


Revenue for
same period Inrease.
of preceding
year.


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
S5. Licences-Liquor
Motor Vehicles, &c.
Other
6. Taxes-
Income Tax
Land and House Tax
Other Taxes
7. Port and Harbour Dues-
Tonnage
Port
Landing Dues, Aircraft
S8. Other Fees of Court, &c.
9. Post Office
10. Electricity, Telephone, Refrigeration
11. Rent of Government Property
Interest
12. Sales and Leases of Crown Lands


llB. Refunds of Loans from General Revenue
110. Transfer of Special Funds

13. Colonial Development & Welfare Schemes

Total Revenue $


$

... 550,000
... 43,000
... 5,000
... 197,000
... 148,000
... 20000
... 64,000
... 10,000
... 18,000
.. 7,412

... 212,000
... 34,000
... 19,400

... 10,000
... 3,000
... 10
... 126,410
... 63,750
... 101,292
... 5,982
... 2,701
... 7,503


$ c.

618,287 32
32,999 66
4,553 30
262,904 60
160,797 21
22,308 55
59,297 .26
10,263 10
15,212 84
8,256 92

266,973 56
32,277 69
18,014 15

11,225 53
2,805 00

141,183 51
83,123 11
104,887 39
4,132 85
4,960 51
9,597 08


1,648,460 1.874,061
1,121 1,353
... 15,952


1,649,581 1,891,367
207,272 222,016


579,111
49,479
3,626
155,742
145,255
19,585
36,508
9,470
14,772
8,225

241,498
31,388
18,177

11,313
3,111
120
145,621
71,736
96,927
3,223
13,901
5,864


1,664,660
197,051
3,621


c. 1 S

77 39,175
21....
00 927
18 107,162
40 15,541
46 2,723
16 22,789
64 792
48 440
72 31

16 25,475
06 -889
24

91 ...
00 ...
00
80
91 11,386
37 7,960
54 909
61
13 3,732


239,936

12,331


c.

55

30
42
81
09
10
46
36
20

40
63






20
02
31

95


80

49


10 1,865,333 10 252,268
65 318,059 35 ...


1,856,858 2,113,383 75 2,183,392


45 252,268 29


$ c.


"'
16,479
"'
'
'''
"'
"'
"'
'''
'''


163 09

88 38
306 .00
120 00
4,438 29



8,941 10

30,536 41
195,697 88

226,234 29
96,042 70
322,276 99


Comparative Statement of Expediture for the period 1st January to 31st December, 1952.


_ .. Heads of Expenditure


Estimate Actual Expen- Expenditure
for th diiturefor'the forame period Icrease.


1952, return


year. I


1 ., o$ c. $ c. $ .. c. $
1. Governor... 7,300! 8,461 29 10,119 19 ... .... 1,657 90
2. Legislature ... 13,320 13,575 03 12,163 25 1,411 78 ......
3. Administration ... 68,782 73,547 89 63,.05 68 9,742 21
4. Agriculture .. 67,385 56,063 69 61,37 36 ... 5,173 67
5. Audit ... 12,905 12,821 64 11,891 42 930 22 ......
6. Central Housing Authority ... -6,000! 5,000 00 4,000 00 1,000 00
GA. ,, load ... 136,622 120,500 62 186,097 70 65,597 08
B. Water ... 16,598 11,298 58 10,457 58 841 00
7. Charitable ... 18,860 16,793 14 17,273 04 ... ... 479 90
9. Education ... 294,857 273,534 26 253,895 15 19,639 11 ...
10' Electricity ... 68,214 66,784 81 73,656 75 6,871 94
11. Judicial ... 28,262 34,447 69 29,282 44 5,165 25
12. Labour ... 8,522 8.257 98 7.443 17 814 81
13.- Landa and Survey 26,09( 22,224 90 23,246 60 ..... 1021 70
14.1-LgaL ... 7,283 7,420 44 7,277 57 142 87 ...
15. Medical ... 369,6561 335,387 94 321,291 25 14,095 99 .
16. Miscellaneous .. 65,329 128,715 67 101,041 14 27,674 53 .
17. Pensions ... 4S,365 54,086 61 50,995 47 3,091 14
18. Police ...143,81 143,042 80 130,963 41 12,079 39
19. Port and Marine ... 28,3999 27,728 35 27,295 92i 432 43
20. Post Office ... 47,154 51.321 64 41.551 571 9,770 07
21. Prisons ... 53.8261 56.32 47 55.081 24 1,251 23 ...
22. P riso s D t 47 89... ..
22. P-'ublic Debt ... 47,88 47724 33 59,626 00 ... .. 11,901 67
2,.' PublicLibrary ... 7,7021 7,620 96C 6.341 58 1,279 38
24. Public Works Department ... 4,132 i,601 43 57.557 96' ..... 956 53
25. cWrl'Reurent ... 48.120 56.313 87 84,401 79 ... ... 28,087 ,2
27. Social W welfare ..... ... ... ...
27A. St. Vincent Grenadines ... ... .
2S. Snbventions ...i 4(.52'7. .559 40 36.877 741 28.081 66
29. Supply COrntrol ... 15,:38i1 15. 6R 462 15.460 06i 203 40
30. Telephone ...I 26.529' 2:,,,0T2 .. 21.044 41: 2,558 03
3!. Treanury "_... 7'.7,1 ; 7.8RS 80 72.467 71 .. ... 4,568 91
1.872,4411 .(;8332 13 1.853.844 85 140,804 50 126.37 22
26. Public Works Extraordinary ... 41,596 129,55 79 ...... 72,099 43

1,914,037-1.925,:28 491,982.900 64140.804 50 198.416 65
Colonial development & Welfare Schemes 207-.272 179,710 .5 334.160 34 1 ...... 154,443 99

Tot-al Expenditure $ 2,121,3092.105.004 842.317,060 98 140,804 501 352,860 64


THE TREASURY,
3T. VINCENT,
9ihl March 1953.
(F. 2019052).


A. L. DOPWELL,
Ag. Colonial Trearurr


1952.


Decrease.


Decrease.


- --


I -


__ 1 I


- I --


-u a - ~ : -.- .. - .. I - - I - W. _1 P % I U I 1"Mm A) ~ rrlr~~


- I i


---- --II - -










MINUTES OF MEETING OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, HELD AT THE COUNCIL
"' CHAMBER, KINGSTOWN, ON MONDAY 1ST JUNE, 1953 AT 10 A.M.

PRESENT :
His Honour W. F. COUTTS, C.M.G., M.B.E., Administrator, President,
The Honourable K. H. C. ALLEYNE, Crown Attorney,
:!" -~ A. L. DOPWELL, Acting Colonial Treasurer,
E. A. C. HUGHES, First Nominated Member,
S" J. A. BAYNES, Member for St. George,
R. E. BAYNES, Member for iKingstown,
S" G. H. CHARLES, Member for Central Windward,
S" A. C. CYRUS, Second Nominated Member,
S. E. SLATER, Member for North Leeward,
C. L. TANNIS, Member for the Grenadines,
H. F. YOUNG, Member for North Leeward,
S" L. L. PUNNETT, Third Nominated Member.

ABSENT :
The Honourable E. T. JOSHUA, Member for North Windward,
S" E. B. MORGAN, Member for South Windward (On leave of absence).

The Honourable C. V. D. Hadley, Official Member of Executive Council, was
invited to the meeting, which was thus constituted a joint meeting of Executive
and Legislative Councils.

1. PRAYERS.
The President read the prayer

2. MImNUES.
The Minutes of the meeting of'7th May, which had been circulated, were taken
as read, and were confirmed.

3. ANNOUNCEMENTS.
The President made the followiig remarks :-
Honourable Members of Council, when standing on the balcony of Buckingha
Palace on the occasion of His Jubilee, King George V, the grandfather of the
present Queen, listening to the plaudits of the crowd said : I do not understand :
I am only an ordinary man." In the last fifty years Crowned Heads have come
and many of them have gone and given way to totalitarian Governments. This I
feel has been largely due to the fact that they have not' remained ordinary people.
In other words, they have not been able to attune themselves to the feeling of the
ordinary common man. In this respect I believe that the British Monarchy has
achieved in the last several hundreds of years a notable success, and so we are
today on the threshold of a new era. We come to pay homage to Her Gracious
Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second. We know that she -has come from a family
who has determined to do everything they can for their own people, largely by








training, by a firm faith in family life, and a belief in God and the Christian
church. Today I want you to think of Her Majesty on the eve of Her'Coronation-
a Coronation which is symbolic of the accord of the people that she should be
their Head; of her anointing tomorrow, when she consecrates herself to God and
to th2 Christian life. Rememter that she is a young girl, that she has been called
to a very high responsibility and, that she, as she herself asked at the end of last
3 car, should have our prayers today and tomorrow, because she still needs them,
as she herself realizes, and therefore this morning it is my humble duty and great
privilege to call upcn the SeniOr Elected Member of this House to move this House's
Rcscluticn of Loyalty to I'jr Majesty the Queen.

fThe Men-icr for South Leeward moved :
We tle members of the Executive Council and of the Legislative Council
of St. Vincent having met together in joint session on the eve of Her
'I.Ejesiy's Coronation submit our humble duty and beg leave on behalf of this
(olony ang a of all the Quuen's faithful subjects in this Colony, to convey to
I-r i;acjestv Quecn Elizabeth the Second an earnest assurance of the
a~:sver~nii dcevocticn and loyalty of the inhabitants of St. Vincent to Her
-.ajesLy's Throne .-nd Person. We pray that Her Gracious Majesty the
: me:i and Her Consort may enjoy a long, happy and peaceful life, that they
:1 d 7!I the members of the Royal House may be richly endowed with every
Divine gift and blessing, and that Her Majesty's Accession to the Throne may
mark the beginning of an era of .advancement in the strength, unity and
glory of the Commonwealth and in the prosperity and contentment of its
peoples.
The resolution was seconded by the First Nominated Member, and was passed
nem. con.

The meeting was then adjourned until 11 a.m.



RESUMPTION 11 A.M.
Present: All Members of Legislative Council as above.

4. NOTICES.
SThe Member for the Grenadines gave notice of the following questions :
1. Will Government please make early arrangements to set up a District
council for Bequia.
2. Will Government make arrangements to include the Grenadines on the
next issue of Stamps for St. Vincent.
3. Is Government aware of the fact that the Canouan School needs some
small but most.necessary repairs.
4. Will Government take immediate steps to carry through these repairs
before any accidents occur.

5. PETITIONS.
There were no petitions






3

6. PAPEB.
The Crown Attorney laid the following papers on the table :


Council Paper No. 23 of 1953:
April, 1953
Council Paper No. 24 of 1953 :
April, 1953
Council Paper No. 25 of 1953:
May, 1953
Council Paper No. 26 of 1C53 :
Council Paper No. 27 of 1953 :
31st December, 1950
Council Paper No. 28 of 1H53 :
Tree Crops in t. Vincent


The Member for North
in his name were not asked.


Minutes of meeting of Finance CObmittee on Rah

Minute: of meeting of Finance Committee on 21st

Minutes of meeting of Finance Committee on 5th

The Villa Airport Regulations, 1953
Report of the Principal Auditor for the year ended

Report on the Possibilities of the Development of


7. QUESTIONS.
Windward being absent, the questions standing


3. MOTIONS.
The motion standing in the name of the Member for North Windward wao net
taken
The Member for South Leeward moved :
WHEREAS, at a Conference convened in London between representatives
of Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, the Windward Islands, the Leeward Islands
and Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, it was agreed that
the territories concerned should join in a scheme of Federation,
AND WHEREAS the Governments of Jamaica, Trinidad, and Barbados who
are parties to the aforesaid scheme of Federation enjoy a far wider measure
of self-government and self-determination than the other participating
Colonies comprising the Windward and Leeward groups,
Am WHEREAs it is deemed advisable that each of the participating units
should enter the said scheme of Federation with similar constitutions,
AND WHEREAS we are dissatisfied with the measure of representation
accorded to elected members of Council on the Erecutive Council of the
Colony,
AND WEEREAs it is deemed expedient that elected members of Council
should be accorded majority representation on the Executive Council so as to
keep abreast of constitutional advance in the British Caribbean area;
BE IT RESOLVED that this Council make immediate representation to Her
Majesty's Government to amend our Letters Patent so as to bring the
Constitution of all territories connected with the said scheme of Federation
on an equal basis.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that steps be taken without delay to accord
elected representatives majority representation on the Executive Council,
and that a copy of this resolution be transmitted to His Excellency the
Governor for the information of The Right Honourable the Secretary of
State for the Colonies.








The motion was seconded by the Member for Kingstown
The Crown Attorney mopyd an amendment to the motion as follows :-
That the motion be amerided by deleting the words following the second
paragraph of.the preamble aadaubstituting the following:-
AND WHEREAS It is deemed advisable that each of the participating units
should enter the said scheme of Federation with constitutions suitable to the
new status each unit Government will assume,
A4Dt WHamAS in view Oftthe agreement of the Conference it has become
urgent to determine the constitutions of the unit Governments participating
in the proposed Federation-:
R. SOLVED thte`'a Cirstitutional Reform Committee be set up to make
recommendations to this Council as to the form of Constitution which St.
Vincent. would- deem suitable to unit status in the British Caribbean
Federation.
FURTHER RESOLVED that such a Committee be drawn from any section of
the community which may have some contribution to make to the
deliberations of such a committee.
FURTHER RIESQLVED that the Constitutional Reform Committee report not
later than 1st October 1953 unless this Council otherwise resolve.
The amendment was seconded by the Member for St. George. The amended
motion was passed nem. con. without further debate.
The Member for Kingstown moved that the Standing Rules and Orders be
suspended to allow the introduction of a Motion on an urgent matter. This was
se cnded by the Member for the Grenadines, and was agreed to by Council.
The Meiliber"for Kingstown then moved :
WIEREAS there are numerous complaints received from tenants of
tenement houses, involving great inconveniences in the methods applied by
Landlords;
AND WHEREAS these inconveniences and practices have very far-reaching
effectE on the lives pf several families in the community, in that fathers and
mothers in many instances are forged to. 4yorce ..thenpaselvs .from their
childrh;n; .
BE IT RESOLVED that Government investigate the powers now vested in the
Rent' Iestrictipon, .Bqard,,an#. sqe wh at, ,arrange m ts, could, *be::made to
Sincrese those powers for the purpose of dealing with this complex matter.
The motion was seconded by the Member for St. George.- There was a brief
debate, after which the. optionn, wq oted .pon ,apd passed 7--,, with, 4Members
abstain g. :,. .:., _. I *;i ,-

9. BILLs.
The Crown Attorney moved, and the Treasurer seconded, the introduction and
first reading of a Bill for an Ordinance to amend the Education Ordinance, 1937.
The object of this Bill was to provide that the award of theSt. Vincent Scholarship
should be made biennially rather than triennially.., Council approved, and.the Bill
was read a first time.








The Crown Attorney then moved the second reading of the Pedlars Bill. The
Colonial Treasurer seconded. The Member for Kingstown opposed the second
reading of the Bill, and moved that the Bill be read six months thence. This was
seconded by the Member for St. George, and was carried by 6 votes to nil.
The Supplementary Appropriation (1951) Bill, and the Supplementary
Appropriation (1952) Bill were taken through their remaining stages and passed.
The Crown Attorney moved the second reading of the Library (University of
the West Indies) Bill. The Colonial Treasurer seconded.
The Member for Kingstown opposed the second reading of the Bill, and moved
that the Bill be deferred for five years. The First Nominated Member seconded
this motion which was carried by 4-2 with 5 abstentions.
The second reading of the St. Vincent Development Board Bill was deferred,
and also consideration of the Legislative Council Rules.

The meeting was then adjourned sine die.

W. F. COUTTS,
President.

Confirmed 26th June, 1953
W. 1. COUTTS,
President.




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