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Place of Publication: Kingstown, St. Vincent
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Publication Date: November 10, 1953
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Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1, no. 1 (1868)-v. 112, no. 48 (Tues., 23 Oct. 1979)
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    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 48: The Wages Councils (Wages Regulations Proposals) (Notices) Regulations, 1953
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    Supplements to Gazette: minutes of meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 22nd September, 1953
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    Supplements to Gazette: The Accounts of the Colony for the period 1st January to 31st August, 1953
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    Supplements to Gazette: The Balance Sheet for the Co-operative Bank for the year ended 31st January, 1953
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    Supplements to Gazette: A Memorandum on the Subject of Cost-of-Living Index for the month of October, 1953
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SAINT' VINCEiNT'


GOVERNMENT


GAZETTIL


VOL. 86.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 NOVEMBER, [:.:3. [No. 65.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.

IN?. 548.
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

RESIGNATION OF MEMBER FOR
SOUTH WINDWARD.

It is hereby notified for general infor-
mMtiio that consequent upon the resig-
nation of E. B. MORGAN, Esq., the eleCt-
oral District of South Windward has
become vacant.
10th November, 1953.
(A. 31/1948).

-o. 549.
KINGSTOWN TOWN BOARD BYE-
ELECTION.

With reference to the Notice publish-
ed in the Gazette of 27th- October, 1953,
a ;pl was. taken on Monday 2nd Nov-
ember, 195Z, and Mrs. VILNA M. COX
was duly elqpted a member of the
K igstowp Town Board for the re-
mainder'of' the present term ending
31st December, 1953.
10th November, 1953.
(A. 73/1947).

No. 550.
LAN'kr SETf EMiEN1 AND DEVELOP-
MENT BOARD.

Wiith reference to Gazette Notice No.
238 of l9th M;~y. 1953. Mr. L. L. PUN-
NETT has relinquished his appointment


as a member of the Board, with effect
from 23rd October, 1953, consequent on
the return to the Colony of the Honour-
able W. A. HADLEY.
10th November, 1953.
(B. 33/1948).

No. 551.
RESUMPTION.
With reference to Government Notice
No. 162 of 14th April, 1953, Mr. CEdIL
E. ELLTS, Junior Clerk, Supplies Con-
trol, D~partment, resumed duties with
effect from 4th November, 1953.
10th November, 1953.
(P. F. 375).

No. 552.
LEGISLATION.
The following Document is pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette:-
S.R. & O. No. 48.-The Wages Coun-
cils (Wages Regulation Proposals)
(Notices) Regulations, 1953.
10th November. 1953.

No. 553.
SUPPLEMENTS TO GAZETTE.
Copies of minutes of meeting of the
Legislative Council held on the 22nd Sep-
tember, 1953, which may be seen at the
Government Office, Kingstown Libriary
and at all Revenue Offices and District
Post Offices, are published with this
issue of thi Gnzette.
10th November, 1953.


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356 S.INT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 NOVEMBEIH, 1.953.--(o. 65).


No. 554.
The Colonial Treasurer's Report for
-the year 1952, which may ibe seen at
Gaverminent O()ice. Kingstcwn Li l ar\.
and District Post OTlices, is published
with this issue of the Gaz.ette.
10th November, 1953.


No. 555.
The Accounts of the Colony for the
period 1st January to 31st August, 1953,
-are published with this issue of the
Gazette.
10th November, 1953.


No. 556.
The Balance Sheet for the Co-opera-
tive B:nk for the year ended 31st Janu-


Nry, 19)53, is published with this issue of
the (Gazette.
10th November, 1953.

No. 557.
A memorandum on the subject of
Cost-of-Living Index for the month of
October, 1953, is published with this
issue of the Gazette. 1
:10th November, 1953.

No. 558.
BANK HOLIDAY.
Thursday, 26th November, 1953,
(Visib of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth
thw Second to the l1ritish West Indies)
being a Bank Holiday all Public Offices
will be closed on that day.
10th November, 1953.
(A. 11/1960).


No. 559.


LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.


ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF SOUTH WINDWARD.

BY-ELECTION.

The following Notices in connection with the forthcoming By-Election in the
Electoral District of South Windward are published for general information.
Under the provisions of Section 13 of the Legislative Council (Elections)
Ordinance, 1951, The Honourable K. H. C. Alleyne, Crown Attorney, has been
appointed Supervisor of Elections as from 30th October, 1953.
Under the Provisions of Section 14 of the Legislative Council (Elections)
Ordinance, 1951, His Honour the Administrator has been pleased to appoint Mr.
George Frederick Jack to be Returning Officer for the South Windward Electoral
.District in connection with the forthcoming By-Election in that District.

NOTICE OF NOMINATION.

His Honour the Administrator having issued his writ for the By-Election of a
member of the Legislative Council for the Electoral District of South Windward
the Returning Officer of the said District will on the 25th- day of November, 1953,
between the hours of 9 a.m. and Noon at the place hereinafter mentioned proceed
to the nomination, and if there is no opposition, to the election of a member for
the said Electoral District.
Forms of Nomination Papers may be obtained at the Office of the Returning
Officer between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. daily except on Wednesdays
when the Office will be closed at 12 noon. (Sunday also excepted).
Every Nomination Paper must be signed by any six or more electors qualified
.to vote in the Electoral District for which a candidate is seeking election, and be
handed to the Returning Officer between the said hours of 9 a.m. and noon.
No 'Nomination Paper shall be valid or acted upon by the Returning Officer
unless it is accompanied by-
(a) the consent in writing of the person therein nominated,
(b) a deposit of one hundred and twenty dollars in cash, and
(c) the required statutory declaration, Form 26 or 26A.
In the event of the election being contested the Poll will take place between
the hours of 7 a.m. arrd 5 p.m. on Monday the 14th day of December, 1953.
The Office of the Returning Officer for the Electoral District of South
Windward is situate at Mesopotamia Police Station.
KEITH ALLEYNE,
Supervisor of Elections.
Dated this 7th day of November. 1953.














SAINT VINCENT', TUESDAY, 10 NOVEMBER, 1953.--tNo. 65). 357


No. 535.


1 FOR SALE.


*GOVERNMENT OWNED LAND AT RICH-
MOND HILL IN THE PARISH OF
ST. GEORGE.

It is hereby notified for general infor-
mation that there is for sale a parcel of
Government owned land at Richmond
Hill in the Parish of St. George, com-
prising of 46,442 sq. ft. to be sold for
not less than $960.00.
-
Interested persons requiring informa-
tion of this land may consult the Super-
intendent of Agriculture.
Offers which will be received up to
3.00 p.m. on the 14th November, 1953,
must be sealed and addressed to the
Assistant Administrator, Government
Office, and clearly marked on the out-
side of the envelope "Purchase of Gov-
ernment Land".
27th October, 1953.
(C. L. 2/1952).

No. 546.
VACANT POST.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
GRENADA, B.W.I. :

Applications are invited for the vacant
post of Agricultural Assistant in the
Department of Agriculture, Grenada,
B,W.I.
2. The appointment, subject to a
medical certificate of fitness which is
required to be furnished beforehand,
will be for a probationary period of one
year in the first instance, and may be
terminated during that period by either
party by one month's notice in writing.
3. The post, which is pensionable,
carries a salary scale of 420 x 20-
500 x 25-600 per annum. The
point at which the successful candidate
will enter the salary scale will depend
upon his qualifications and experience.
4. A transport allowance is payable
at the current rate of 190 per annum,
and the officer will be required to keep
a car for the performance of his duties.
Government will be prepared to grant
a loan to the officer f or the purchase of
a car.
5. The officer will be required to
occupy a house at one of the agricultur-
al stations in the Colony for which he
will be required to pay rent at the fol-
lowing rates:
For salaries from 400-500:
71% of salary
,, ,, ,, 500-600:
81% of salary


6. Free passages to Grenada for the
successful candidate, his wife and a
maximum of 2 children will be provid-
ed.
7. Applicants should state':
(a) age;
(b) schools or University at
which educated and Certifi-
cates or Diplomas obtained ;
(c) nature of present and past
employment;
(d) amount of monthly salary
or wages earned in the post
in which applicant was last
employed;
(e) past experience in work of
the same or similar kind to
that required in the post ad-
vertised. i'SiR
They should also furnish copies of
testimonials (which will not be returned
to the applicant) certified as true copies
by a Justice of the Peace or a Minister
of Religion or Head of a Government
Department.
8. Applications must be in the can-
didates' own handwriting and they will
not be considered if they do not contain
the information required above.
9. Minimum qualification for the
post is the Diploma of the Hope Agri-
cultural Sohool, Jamaica, or an equiva-
lent qualification, but a- minimum
qualification of Diplomate of the
I.C.T.A. will normally be required be-
fore proceeding beyond the salary level
of 500 per annum. t& l ~
10. The selected candidate{ will be
required to take charge of one of the
Government Agricultural Stations and
to be responsible for all the agricultural
extension work and other work con-
nected with the Department of Agricul-
ture in the district to which he is posted.
He will be directly responsible to the
Agricultural Officer and ultimately to
the Head of the Department of Agricul-
ture or other officer appointed by him.
11. He will be subject to Her Majes-
ty's Colonial Renulations and to -t'he
General Orders of the Colony.
12. Applications should be addressed
to the Secretary, Public Service Com-
mission, Government Office. Grenada,
to reach him not later than 15th Nov-
ember, 1953.
3rd November, 1953.
(A. 15/1950).

No. 547.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
AND FORESTS, GRENADA.

Applications are invited for the post
of Forest Surveyor in the Department
of Agriculture and Forests, Grenada,
P.W.T.














358 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY,


Applicants must possess the certificate
o a recognized Institute, of Surveyors
or be licensed to practise surveying in
a British Colony.
The duties of the post entail ithe sur-
Vyy and demarcation of boundaries of
Forest liesprves al!! Protected Forests
and general internal suirvy.,of produc-
i qi~fy ptareas. Exprir-nGe oA survey
work in mountainous country is desir-
e1 ,
The palr y p the post is $3,600 per
anRuf. The appointment is non-pen-
sionable and is for a period of 2 years
iu tlj first instance.
, L l~pa eave and allowances (subsis-
tene and' trav4,eig) are granted in
accordance with local regulations.
Frep p4saggs p1. appointment and on
tpFpination of appointment for the
q per and his famiily will be provided
Within the Caribbean area.
Quairters are npt provided.
Applications should convey the fol-
lping informatipp :-
(1) Age.
(2) School/schpols/Uniyproities at-
tended and certifioatpsobtained.
(3) Nature of present and past em-
ployment.
(4) Salary or wage earned in last
post.
(5) Past experience in work of
similar nature to that required,
in post. fqr which applipatiiqp-
is now being mad~.
(6) Copies of testimonials (which
will not be returned to the ap-
plicant) certified by a Justice
of the Peace, Minister of Reli-
gion or Head of Department.
Applications which do not contain
the above information will not be con-
sidered.
Applications should be submitted to
theSecretary, Public Service Commis-
sion, Government Office, Grenada, to
reach him on or before 80th November,
19os.
3rd November, 1953.
(A. 1511950).
By Command,
A. L. SAMUEL,
Acting Government Secretary.
GOVERNMENT OFFICE.
10th November, 1953.


I )EP A flTMENTAL M
'FTTUFER NOTICES.

LAND AND HOUSE TAX, 1953.

It is hereby notified that Land and
House Tax in respect of the current


year will be received without fine at
the Treasury and District Offices at
Georgetown, Barir-i';Tiie, Union Island
and Bequia during tlh period 1st .fo-
venmber to 31st December, 1953, and at
Colonarie, Bridgetown;, Mesopotanmia,
Layou ani Chateanbtd-alr on the dates
Lis~td .hreun'der -
'dofti~triei- On lT1 ber 5th, 12th, 19th' ani 2&h,' D1e-
cember 3rd, 10th, l'1th and 24th.
1953.
Bridgetown:- On ThesdayS-Decem-
ber 1st, 8th and'22nd, 1953.
Magopotamia:- On Fridays-Nbvem-
ber 6th,20lh,and December 4th
and 18th, 1953.
Layoit :-- On Mondayl-Nbvember
9th, and December 14th, 1953.
On Thursdass-November 19th,
26th, and December 17th apd
24th, 1953.
Ohateaubelair :- On Tn e sd a ' -
November f0th, and Decenmbcr
8th. 1953.
On Fridays-Nosember 13th, 27th,
and December 1lth and Tuesday
15th, 1953.

PETER R. ELLS,
Colonial Treaiurer.
THB TREASURY,
ST. VINCBNT, B.W.I.
23rdOptober, 19.3.
-Wi '_


NOTICE.


It is hereby notified for general infor-
mation that a supply of Sorexa (rat
poison) is available for sale to the
general public at the Office of the
Department of Agriculture at the rate
of twenty-eight cents (28c.) per pound.
J. M. CAVE,
Superintendent of Agriculture.
4th November, 1953.




NOTICE TO MARINERS.

Pending repairs, Moule-a-Chique
Light, St. Lucia, latitude 130 43' N.
]ongitude, 60' 57' W., is liable to be-
irregular.

C. D. MIILBOURNE,-Comdr.,
R.N. (Retd.),
Harbour Matster..
22nd October, 1953.


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10 NOVEMBER, I.)53.-(,So. 65).













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 NOVEMBER, 1953.-(No. 65). 3I9


POST OFFICE NOTICE. such person to disembark from er net to
.. embaik on any ship or aircraft, and to
It is hereby notified for the informa- arrest such person if he disobeys any
tion of the general public that the latest sudh order.
dates on which mails from overseas con- All intending travellers are advised to
training correspondence etc. intended for retain the above-mentioned certificate to
delivery in the United Kingdom by be produced to the ImmigrationAuthori-
Christmas Day must arrive there are as ties at the peint of departure, as failure
follows:- to do so may result in their being refus-
Surface Mails Dese ber ed permission to leave the Colony.
Surface Mails Deseinber


Parcels ... 10
Packets ... 13
Letters ... 18
Air Mails
Parcels ... 18
Packets ... 18
Letters ... 8

McD. SMITH,
Colonial Postmaster.
-ENERA-L POST OFFICE,
ST. VINCENT,
8th October, 1953.


INLAND REVENUE NOTICE.

The attention of all persons proposing
to leave the Colony is hereby drawn to
Rule 5ofS.R. & 0. 1953 No. 26, Income
Tax (Evasion of Tax Payment) (Pre-
vention) Rules, whereby it is lawful for
any poice officer who has reasonable
grounds to suspect thatany p *rson is at-
tempting to leave the Colony without
first obtaining an Exit Certificate from
the Income Tax Department, to order


F. B. WILLIAMS,
Income Tax Officer.
24th October. 1963.
(A. 24/1951 II).


ARROWROOT BOARD NOTICE.

The values of the respective Grades
of Arrowroot and the proportions of
Hsna values to be advanced by the Saint
Vincent Co-operative Arrowroot Asso-
ciation have been fixed by the Arrow-
root Board as under:-


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I Q
'0c a P 9~
'* O n!,? r*a
O 0&Q' cl '


1 *10.00 5.00 8.00
2 9.00 4.50 7.20
3 8.00 4.00 6.40
4 7.00 3.50 5.60


C. V. BABER

6th October, 1953.


ISAACS,
Secretary.


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aINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
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SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND


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OR Iftj,


S1953, No. 48.


WAGES COUNCILS (WAGES REGULATION PROPOSALS)
(NOTICES) REGULATIONS.


(Gazetted 10th November, 1953.)


1. Short Title. These Regulations may be cited as the Wages Councils
(Wages Regulation Proposals) (Notices) Regulations, 1953.

2. Interpretation. In these Regulations "the Ordinance" means the
Wages Councils Ordinance, 1953.

3. Publication of Notice. Every notice required by Section 10 (3) of
the Ordinance to be published by a Wages Council shall be inserted in the Gazette
and the date of publication of such notice shall, for the purposes of this Ordinance,
be the date of the Gazette in which it is so inserted.


Made by the Governor-in-Council under Section 19 of the Wages Councils
Ordinance, 1953 (No. 1 of 1953) this 5th day of November, 1953.

KATHLEEN GIBBS,
Ag. Clerk of Executive Council.

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







MINUTES OF MEETING OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HELD AT THE COUNCIL
CHAMBER, KINGSTOWN, ON TUESDAY, 22ND SEPTEMBER, 1953, AT 10.00 A.M.

PRESENT :
His Honour, W. F. Courrs, C.M.G., M.B.E., Administrator, President,
The Honourable K. H. C. ALLEYNE, Crown Attorney,
S" P. R. ELLS, Colonial Treasurer,
J. A. BAYNES, Member for St. George,
G. H. CHAMLEs, Member for Central Windward,
S A. C. CYrUs, Second Nominated Member,
R. E. BAYNES, Member for Kingstown,
H. F. YOUNG, Member for South Leeward,
S. E. SLATER, Member for North Leeward.

ABs NT :
The Honourable E. A. C. HuGHS, First Nominated Member (on leave of absence,
L. L. PUiqNETT, Third Nominated Member (on leave of absence),
E. T. JOSHUA, Member for North Windward (out of Colony),
E. B. MORGAN, Member for South Windward (on leave of absence),
C. L. TAxRIS, Member for Grenadines.

1. PRAYERS.
The meeting was opened with the reading of prayers.

2. MIN.uTS.
The Minutes of the meeting of the Council on 20th August, 1953, which had
been circulated to Members, were taken as read and were confirmed.

3. ANsovUNcEaams.
There were no announcements.

4. PAPSS.
The Honourable Crown Attorney laid the following papers on the Council
Table,-
Council Paper No. 44 of 1953-Minutes of Meeting of Finance Committee on 4th
August, 1953. *
Council Paper No. 45 of 1953-Public Health (-Keeping Df Pigs) Regulations.
Council Paper No. 46 of 1953-The Public Health (Mosquito Control) Regulations.

5. PETITIONS.
There were no Petitions.

6. NOTICES.
The following Notice of a Motion was handed in by the Member for Central
Windward:-





WHEREAS Domestic Servants carry a great amount of responsibility and
they are not considered as other workers;
AND WHEREAS on the amount of pay to them as monthly salary they can
hardly exist;
BE IT RESOLVED that Government take further steps through the Wages
Council and fix a proper salary for Domestic Servants.

7. QUESTIONS.
The Member for North Windward being absent, the questions standing in his
name were not asked.
The Honourable R. E. Baynes, Member for Kingstown, asked the following
questions :-
1. Would Government please state what has been done, and what they ke
prepared to do to implement the motion passed in the Legislature, requesting that
Government carry out an investigation into the department of Public Works?
2. Would Government please state whether a saving has resulted on the
present system of mail service on the Windward District, and would Government
give details of the cost of this service?
The President replied as follows :-
1. The question of conducting an enquiry into the Public Works Department
i still under consideration by Government, and it is proposed to await the
appointment of the new Superintendent of Works, who is expected to arrive in
November 1953, before implementing the Motion. It is obviously logical that if
the enquiry reveals that reforms are necessary, the new Superintendent of Works
will be in a better position to carry out such reforms if he has taken part in the
enquiry ab initio.
2. It is estimated that for the period 1st January--3ist December, 1954, a
saving of approximately $157.74 will result from operation of the Mail Van as
opposed to the contract system.
Total cost per annum under contract system $1526-40
Estimated cost of Mail Van System to 31st December, 1954 $1592-66
L ess estimated revenue $224-40
Estimated saving $ 157-74
3. In addition to :the estimated savinglin expenditure the benefits derived
from the Mail Van, and which cannot be calculated on a monetary basis, are :-
(a) Conveyance of Government Officers to and from various parts of the
Windward District on duty;
(b) Regular and prompt daily delivery of mails to all centres at hours most
convenient to the public and the District Post Offices;
(c) Inter-district delivery of mails and elimination of overtime work in
connection thereto at the General Post Office and by the District Post Offices.

8. MOTIONS.
The Honourable the Colonial Treasurer moved :-
BE IT RESOLVED that this Council accepts the liability of the Government
of St. Vincent in accordance with such formula as may be agreed from time









to time, to meet the proportionate part of the cost of financing the University
College of the West Indies falling to be met by the colony of St. Vincent for
the quinquennium 1953 to 1958.
The motion was seconded by the Honourable Crown Attorney and was passed
unanimously.
The Honourable J. A. Baynes, Member for St. George moved :-
WHEREAS it has become noticeable that the annual Licence charge by
Government for keeping a Radio is unjust;
AND WHEREAS our Government has not gono out* to provide a Radio
Broadcasting Station for the educational advancement of St. Vincent;
.AND WHEREAS it is clearly seen that a, Tax on Radio possession is a
retrograde step and could only serve to keep radios out of the hands of the
Cpmimon man, who should be encouraged to own them in any agricultural
community such as this,
BE IT RESOLVED that Government .discontinue the Licence on Radios,
until such time that a Broadcasting Station could be set up.
The Member for North Leeward seconded the motion; debate ensued, after
which the motion was passed 5-3.

The Honourable S. E. Slater, Member for North Leeward moved :-
WHEREAS for the past years many Government employees have been
wrongly placed, which brought about much dissatisfaction to the general
public which was largely due to the misplacing of many applicants.
AND WHEREAS an Appointment Board is deemed necessary and as an
important body in selecting the most suitable applicants for the required
post.
AND WHER-AS.members of the Legislative CQuncil, particularly those,who
are connected by the Committee System to the various departments, should be
appointed as members, of the said Appointment Board when dealing with
employment of their department.
BE IT RESOLVED that this Administration find it necessary to appoint
Members of Council and immediate Heads of the Department concerned to
sit on the Appointment Board.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Administration will only invite
those Members of Legislative Council and Heads of Department to the
Appointment Board meetings that concern the department which they
represent.
This motion was seconded by the Member for Kingstown. The motion was
debated and passed 4-3, with one abstention.

The Honourable R. E. Baynes, Member for Kingstown moved :-
WHEREAS, due to certain unexplained reasons, there. is at present in St.
Vincent a very bad system of Land distribution;
AMD WHEREAS the Distribution of Lands in economic sizes tends to increase
standards among peoples, socially, economically, and otherwise:









BE IT RzsoLvEB that Government consider an Ordinance to restrict the
holdings of lands to any individual, body, corporation or company, to a
ceiling of 300 acres, in order to prevent the continuation of this system now
in vogue in this colony.
The Member for St. George seconded the Motion. During the ensuing debate,
the Member for South Leeward requested to have recorded that should the
Governor veto this motion, he would take it to the Secretary of State with a
minority report. After the debate, the motion was passed 5-0, with three
members abstaining.
9. BILLS.
The Crown Attorney gave notice of deferment for the next meeting of the first
reading of the Indictable Offences (Amendment) Bill.
The Crown Attorney, seconded by the Colonial Treasurer, moved the second
reading of the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill. Council approved and the Bill was
read a second time. The Bill was passed through the Committee stage without
amendment. This was reported by the President on resumption of the Council.
The Bill was given a third reading and passed.
The second reading of the Pensions (Amendment) Bill was moved by the
Crown Attorney, seconded by the Colonial Treasurer. The Bill was debated.
Council then resolved itself into Committee to consider the Bill clause by clause.
There were no amendments in Committee. The President reported this to the
Council on resumption. The Bill was read a third time and passed.
The Crown Attorney moved the second reading of the Telecommunications
Bill. This'was seconded by the Colonial Treasurer. After the debate Council
resolved itself into Committee for consideration of this Bill. The bill passed the
Committee stage without amendment. This was reported to the Council on
resumption by the President.
The Bill was theq reach a third time and passed.
10. ADaoURa nm r.
On the motion for adjournment, the Member for South Leeward enquired
concerning the activities of the Constitutional Reform Committee which had to
make its report by 1st October. The Honourable Crown Attorney explained that
due to other pressing and urgent business he was unable to summon a meeting of
this Committee.
The Member for Kingstown extended welcome to the Colonial Treasurer. He
further made reference to the system of identification for payment of persons
employed by the Public Works Department, with particular emphasis on the
persons from Troumaca who lost their lives at sea on their way to Barrouallie for
payment. He felt that government should assume responsibility for them and to
their dependants. He requested that investigations be made and amelioration
granted.
His Honour informed Council that the last proclamation proroguing Council
was illegal, but a new one proroguing it for one month would be issued the next
day.
The meeting was then adjourned.
W. F. COUTTS,
President.
Confirmed 3rd November, 1953.
W. F. COUTTS,
President.





SAINT VINCENT.

:omnparatice Stalemei o0f Revenue for the period 1st January-31st August, 1953.


llcadil. of Rlevenue.

1. Import Duties---
lipoit DuIly
Trade Duty o imported Liquor
Warehouse 1b nI
2. Export Duty
3. Excise Duty on Hum
Trade Duty on locally distilled Liquor
4. Other Duties
5. Licences-Liquoir
Motor tVhicles, &c.
Other
6. Taxes-Income ''ax
Land and Hlouse Tax
Other Taxes
7. Port and Harbour D)nes-Tonzigwe
Port
Landing Dues, Aircraft
S. Other Fees of Court, &c.
9. Post Office
10. Electricity, Telephloni, ReflrigerationI
11. Rent of Government Property
Interest
llA. Sale of Government Property
12. Sales and Leases of Crown Lanlds

Transfer of Special Funds
11B. Loans and Advances-Reiayments

13. Colonial I),.v'-lomnr t & Wlfare Scluhme
14. Grants-in-Aid
Total Revenue.


for the, AcLual lt venue Revenue for
fi yhe for the period of same period of
S1 53. the return preceding year.
$ $ c. $ c.
6... G(0,ou 444,363 73 422,213 93
... 50,000 405 80 32,678 38
... ,930! 2,869 65 2,833 19
... 265,U000 155,685 54 179,210 15
... 160,750 11,93 00 103,006 28
... 22,32 15,690 09 14,089 25
... 26,500 20,559 64 48,007 97
.12, 10 9,019 60 7,961 50
... l,000 14,455 66 13,478 32
... 12,112 7,372 08 7,934 70
... 240,000 44,160 96 52,432 24
... 36,000 5,850 06 6,972 86
... 17,200 13,043 45 11,805 31
... 12,100 7,171 40 7,993 49
... 3,000 1,977 90 1,987 08
10 ... ... ... ...
... 138,764 82,447 16 83,161 38
... 74,630 55,340 45 47,770 04
... 52,217 :'9,713 01 65,278 75
... 4,300 2.883 44 2,732 21
1,550 5,354 90 3,006 81
... ... 1,819 46 ...
... 7.503 6,645 68 7,546 60
1,757,996 1,048,768 66 1.122,100 71
... ... ... ... 15,952 72
1,206 4,933 44 ... ..
1,759,2021,053,702 10 1,138,053 16
s ... 214,085 81,435 52 121,885 64
... 320,000 294.023 14 ... ...
$ 2,293,287 1,429,160 76 1,259,938 80
~P1 1


Increase.

$ c.
22,149 80

36 46

8,932 72
1,600 84

1,058 10
977 34



1,238 14



7.570 41

151 23
2,348 09
1,819 46

47,882 59

4,933 44
52,816 03

294,023 14
346,839 17


Decrease.


$ c.

32,272 58

23,524 61


27,448 33


562 62
8,271 28
1,122 80

822 09
9 18

714 22

25,565 74


900 92
121,214 37
15,952 72

137,167 09
40,450 12

177,617 21


Comparatve Startment of Expenditure for the period 1st January-31st August, 1953.


Heads of Expenditure.


P'stmate
for the
you
1953.


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 Su&ey ...
14. Legal .
15. Medical
16. Miscellaneous..
17. Pensions ...
18. Police ..
19. Port and Marine .
20. Post Offioe
21. Prisons .
22. Public Debt ...
23. Public Library ...
24. Public Works Department .
25. Public Work, Recurrent ...
28. Subventions .
29. Supply Control .
30. Telephone
31. Treasury
14A. Loans "

26. Public Works Ektraordinary ..
26A Deferred Maintenace ...

8. Colonial Development and Welfare Schemes
Total Expendieor $


$
10,100
16,620
105,947
92,550
13,955
6,000
96,680
35,152
19,034
306,240
30,943
31,239
8,760
21,911
7,070
408,989
107,552
56,365
169,656
30,573
51,048
6'1,871
38,915
8,025
72',927
20,590
87,960
16,800
26,224
2,581

2,032,277
46,925

2,079,202
214,085
2,293,287


29th October, 1953.
(7. 90(1956).


Actual Expen-
diture for the
period of
the return.


$
5,951
9,535
75,077;
46,810
7,100
6,000
69,856
5,892
9,857
185,087
23,354
21,649
5,738
11,201
4,482
220,634
83,255
36,823
95,119
17,598
34,406
42,679
28,755
3,225
36,547
33,861
36,016
9,097
13,754
43,450
'420


1,155,523 0,7
28,712 69
62,444 18
1,246,679 94
88,093 32
1,334,773 26


Expenditure for
same period of
preceding year.


$ e.
4,535 53
8,374 71
50,334 91
34,801 43
8,105 02
5,000 00
77,851 14
5,412 69
10,542 16
180,986 05
46,326 37
21,635 98
5,526 11
16,343 36
4,843 90
226,295 63
68,153 85
34,215 16
98,995 29
19,011 76
27,729 39
36,790 52
35,007. 00
3,842. 80
39,529 23
r. 20,890 98
37,071 93
1,0,105 41
15,143& 05
45,092 95

1,198,494 31
36,766 02

1,235,260 33
89,543 33
1,324,803 66


Increase.


$ c.
1,416 05
1,161 05
24,742 44
12,009 27

1,000 00
... ...
480 25

4,101 39

13 44
212 59



15,101 82
2,608 80


6,677 13
5,889 21







428 00
75,833 44

62,444 18
138,277 62

138,277 62


Decrease.


$ c.



1,004: 59

7,994' 66

684 51

22,972 19


5,141 45
360 91
5,660 68


3,875 40
1,413 29


6,251 25
617 16
2,981 92
54.752 43
1,055 21
1.008 01
1,38 76
1,6412 26

118,804 68
8,0o3 33

126,858 01
1,460 01
128,3?8 02


PETER R. ELLS,
Colonial Treasurer,


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Statement of the Assets and Liabilities of the Colony of Saint Vincent as at 31st August, 1953.
i


1952

57,390


172,466


32,311 00














262,167 00,


DEPOSITS: Special Funds
Less Investments thereon


OVERDRAFTS;
Crown Agents Current Alc
Do. Joint Colonial Fund
Barclays Bank Current Ale

Less:-
Cash at Treasury
Sub-Accountants Balances
Imprests
Drafts and Remittances

Deferred Maintenance Grant
Less Expenditure thereon


95
76,800
115,249


8,319 00
3,795 00
7,714 00
1,574 00


SURPLUS:-
General Revenue Balance as at 1st January, 1953
Less Transferred to Deferred Maintenance


True Colony Revenue to 31st
August, 1953
Deduct Grant in Aid


Less Expenditure to 31st
August, 1953


$1,429,161 00
$ 231,584 00

$1,197,577 00

5 1,334,773 00


True Deficit as at 31st August, 1953 ...
Add Grant in Aid ..


$
797,772
629,297


192,144 00




21,402 00

250,000 00
62,439 00


105,555 00
97,176 00

8,379 00





137.196 00

128,817 00
231,584 00


168,475 OC


170,742


187,561 0(


102,767 00


629,545 00


1962.
2,167
262,167


262,167 00


Anthoi ised Advances
Less Siundry Deposits


NOTB:-
At 31st August, 1953, the Public Debt (not recorded -in the above Liabilities) amounted to $551,616 and the Accumulated Funds for its redemption to $158,966.


TREASURY CHAMBERS,
ST, VINCENT, B.W.I.
29th October, 1953.


BETER R. ELLS,
Colonial Treasurer.


.$
812,492
182,947


$ c.

629,545 00


629.J45 00


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THE ST. VINCENT CO-OPERATIVE BANK LTD.

BALANCE~ SHEET


t *


31ST JANUARY 1953


1952










$ 600-00













$116,498-50












$117,098-50


417-15
387-00

804-15

$ 204-15




68,723-87
34,344-88
1,412-98
1,917-59


106,399-32
7,88449
2,031-57
$ 183-12


AssETS

Fixed Assets

Furniture & Fixtures

Cost at 31.1.1952
Additions during year


Less Deprec. WYoff to date


Current Assets
Loans-as valued by Directors
Mortgages, Equitable Charges,
posits of Deeds etc.
Promissory Notes-Endorsed
Bills of Sale
Orders against Crops


1953





804-15
67-00

871-15
271-15





95,885-09
42,068-22
1,865-34
4,631-80


144,450-45
3,197-29
692-73
137-20


1952
















$ 11,413-01














$105,685-49





$117,098-50


$ 48,000-00-




2,689-00
6-00

2,695-00

4,250-00
4,250-00


218-01






104,851-7'
168-00

.60
450,00
$ 215-12


LIABILITIES CAPITAL & RESERVES

Capital & Reserves

Authorized Capital

48,000 Shares $1 each


Issued Capital

3,743 Shares $1 each
Deposit on A/c Shares

e

General Reserve
Reserve for Doubtful A/cs


Profit & Loss Appropriation A/c

Current Liabilities

Sundry Creditors


Savings Depositors -
Bovell & Skeete
Bonus to Staff
Unpaid Dividends
Directors' Fees
Proposed Dividefid 1953


We hereby certify that we have obtained all information and explanations required and that in our opinion the above Balance Sheet is properly
view of the state of the Bank's affairs according to our information and the explanations given o us and as shown by the Books of the Bank.

'


dawn up and exhibits a true and correct


BOVELL & SKEETE,
... Auditors.


Barclays Bank (D.C. & 0.)
Cash on Hand
Stock-Pass Books


$ 600-00














$148,477-67












$140,077-67I


$ 48,000-00




3,743-00
36-00

3,779-00

6,500-00
5,000-00


512-51






131,843-49
216-00
530-00
-80
450-00
245-87


1953



















$ 15,791-51











$133,286-16


$149,077-67


_ __


1 _ -- 1 i F -


$149,077.57


'~'~s~;v


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR,
KINGSTOWN,
ST. VINCENT.
31st October, 1953.
COST OF LIVING INDEX FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER, 1953.

The Cost of Living Index Figure fbr all items, in so far as working-
class families are concerned, was 301 at the end of Octotbr, 1983, and
the following table shows the Cost of Living Index Figures at the end of each
month as compared with the basic year (August, 1939) taken as 100k-

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

1939 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. 100 ... ... .
1942 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 161 167 168 169
1943 ... 171 171 175 174 175 171 182 183 183 182 185 185
1944 ... 185 185 188 187 184 184 185 187 180 180 181 181
1945 ... 183 193 194 191 190 188 184 185 185 188 190 190
1946 ... 190 190 190 189 189 189 194 196 202 202 202 201
1947 ... 204 203 204 206 205 206 208 210 213 213 213 214
1948 ... 222 223 225 225 224 224 226 227 221 220 221 221
1949 ... 221 220 220 220 219 218 218 217 218 218 225 225
1950 ... 229 2S1 231 228 228 228 228 229 230 229 229 228
1951 ... 231' 231 233 235 240 245 253 257 258 259 261 264
1952 ... 269 269 266 2'67 276 283 283 281 283 286 285 284
1953 ... 294 293 293 296 299 299 299 300 301 301...
2. Statistics for 31st Octolier, 1953.
Summary : General Average Increases since 1939 (August).
All items ... ... 201%
Food only ... ... 196%
Food : The figure under this head which showed an increase of 196% on
the 1989 prices as recorded in the previous month remained unchanged.
Rent: The average increase of 46% on the rates charged for rent in 1939
as recorded in the figure for the previous month remained uncharged.
Fuel and Cleaning: The figure under this head which showed an increase
of 170%'on the 1939 prices as recorded in the figure for the previous month
remained unchanged.
Clothing : The figure under this head which showed an increase of 301%
on the 1939 prices as recorded in the figure for the previous month remained
unchanged.
All Other: The average increase of 165% on the 1939 prices as recorded
in the figure for the previous month remained unchanged.

C. G. HUGGINS,
Labour Commissioner.
(W. 28/1952).




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