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    Ordinance No. 28 of 1967: An Ordinance to provide for expenditure during the financial year ending on the 31 day of December 1967, appropriation law relating to the year 1967
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    Ordinance No. 29 of 1967: An Ordinance to provide for expenditure during the financial year ending on the 31 day of December 1967, upon certain services in excess of the appropriation law relating to 1967
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    Ordinance No. 30 of 1967: An Ordinance relating to prisons
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    Ordinance No. 31 of 1967: An Ordinance to provide for the manufacture of bay rum and perfumed spirits
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    Ordinance No. 32 of 1967: An Ordinance to amend the Arnos Vale Airport Ordinance
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    Ordinance No. 33 of 1967: An Ordinance to amend the Money Lending Oridinance
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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT GAZETTE

(EXTRAORDINARY.)





VoL. 100] SAINT VINCENT, SATURDAY, 30 DECEMBER, 1967. [No. 81.


GOVERNMENT NOTICE.

No. 299.
LEGISLATION.

The undermentioned Ordinances which
have been assented to by His Honour
the Administrator are published with
this issue of the Gazette:-

No. 28 of 1967.-An Ordinance to
provide for expenditure during the
financial year ending on the thirty-
first day of December, one thousand
nine hundred and sixty seven, upon
certain services in excess of the
Appropriation law relating to the
year one thousand, nine hundred
and sixty seven.

No. 29 of 1967.-- n Ordinance to
provide for expenditure during the
financial year ending on the thirty-
first day of December, one thousand
nine hundred and sixty seven, upon


certain services in excess of the
Appropriation law relating to the
year one thousand, nine hundred
and sixty seven.

No. 30 of 1967.-An Ordinance relat-
ing to prisons.
No. 31 of 1967.-An Ordinance to
provide for the manufacture of bay
rum and perfumed spirits.

No. 32 of 1967.-An Ordinance to
amend the Arnos Vale Airport
Ordinance, 1964.

No. 33 of 1967.-An Ordinance fur-
ther to amend the Money Lending
Ordinance.

By Command,

0. E. LEIGERTWOOD,
Establishment Officer.

GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
30th December, 1967.


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SAINT VINCENT.

No. 28 of 1967.

I Assent,


H. GEORGE,

Administrator.


[, L. S. ]


18th November, 1967.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for expenditure during the fin-
ancial year ending on th'e thirty-first day of December,
one thousand nine hundred and sixty seven, upon certain
services in excess of the Appropriation law relating to the
year one thousand, nine hundred and sixty seven.

[ 30th December, 1967. ]

WHEREAS the sum of money granted by the Appropriation
Ordinance 1967 for the services of the. year ending on the
thirty-first day of December one thousand nine hundred and
sixty seven is insufficient to meet the demands of such services.

Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty by and
with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council of Saint
Vincent, and by the authority of the same as follows:-


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Supplementary
Appropriation (1967 No. 2) Ordinance 1967.

2. There shall be, and there is hereby granted to Her
Majesty the Queen, Her Heirs and Successors for the year
ending on the thirty-first day of December, one thousand nine
hundred and sixty seven the sum of one hundred and ninety

s I rs-s
:.'^ -.t -


Short title.


Appropriation
of $199,555 for
the services of
the Colony for
the year 1967.











Supplementary Appropriation (1967. No. 2).


nine thousand five hundred and fifty five dollars to be paid
and appropriated out of the General Revenue of the Colony
and other funds of the Colony for the said year and to be
applied and expended in the manner and for the services
mentioned in the Schedule to this Ordinance.



SCHEDULE

RECURRENT ESTIMATES


Head


3.
7.
15.
16.
25.
34.


Amount


Legislature
Chief Minister/Premier
-Police
Subventions
Loans & Advances
P.W.D. Recurrent


10
10
2,500
250
325
20,000

23,095



176,460

$199,555


CAPITAL ESTIMATES


54. Communications & Works


Total


Passed the Legislative Council this 30th day of October, 1967.


0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the Legislative Council.


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No. 28.


1967.




















SAINT VINCENT.


No. 29 of 1967.

I Assent,

H. GEORGE,

[ L. S. ] Administrator.
29th December, 1967.
AN ORDINANCE to provide for expenditure during the
financial year ending on the thirty-first day of December,
one thousand nine hundred and sixty seven, upon certain
services in excess of the Appropriation law relating to the
year one thousand, nine hundred and sixty seven.
[ 30th December, 1967. ]
WHEREAS the sum of Ioney granted by the Appropriation
Ordinance 1967 for the services of the year ending on the thirty-
first day of December one thousand nine hundred and sixty seven
is insufficient to meet the demands of such services.
Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and
with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council of Saint
Vincent and by the authority of the same as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Supplementary Short title.
Appropriation (1967 No. 4) Ordinance 1967.



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186 '

Supplementary Appropriation (1967 No. 4).


Appropriation
of $101,686 for
the services of
the Colony for
the year 1967.


2. There shall be. and there is hereby granted to Her
Majesty the Queen, Her Heirs and Successors' for the year end-
ing on the thirty-first day of December, one thousand nine
hundred and sixty seven the sum of one hundred and one
thousand six hundred and eighty-six dollars to be paid and
appropriated out of the General Revenue of the Colony and
other funds of the Colony for the said year and to be applied
and expended in the manner and for the services mentioned in
the Schedule to this Ordinance.

SCHEDULE

RECURRENT ESTIMATES


Head


Accountant General
Inland Revenue
Police
Subventions
Education .
Medical and Health
Prisons
Social Welfare & Public
Agriculture
Loans and Advances
Post Office .. ..
P.W.D. Recurrent ..


Ser


CAPITAL
52 SocialServices & Education ..


vice Amount
$
2,000
10,000
10
1,864
2,812
10
2,300
assistance . .. .. 3,000
470
10
26,200
53,000

101,676


Total


101,686


Passed the Legislative Council this 321st day of December, 1967.

0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the Legislative Council.

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No. 29.


1967.


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SAINT VINCENT.


PRISONS ORDINANCE; 1967. Y

(No. 30 of 1967.)

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

.: .<: .....PART I.

PRELIMINARY.

Section. Marginal Note.


1. Short title and commencement..
2. Interpretation.
PART II.
CONSTITUTION OF PRISONS AND LOCK-UPS.

3. Power to declare place a prison.
4. Power to declare place a lock-up.
PART III.
APPOINTMENT, ADMINISTRATION AND POWERS OF PRISON STAFF.
5. Appointment of Prison Staff.
6. Appointment of Medical Officer.
7. Powers of Assistant Superintendent of Prisons.
8. Prison Standing Orders.
9. Power to suspend.
10. Power to dismiss prison staff.
11. Members of junior prison staff not to resign without notice.
12. Power of Superintendent to hold inquiry.
13. Power of Assistant Superintendent or Senior Prison Officer to hold
inquiry.
14. Application of sections 9, 10 (2), 12, 13 and 16.
15. Offences against officers, etc.
16. Trial of members of junior prison staff for offences against Ordin-
ance.
17. Members of prison staff to have powers of Police Constable.
18. Use of weapons.
PART IV.
CUSTODY AND REMOVAL OF PERSONS DETAINED IN LOCK-UP.".
x 19. Persons sentenced, etc. to be committed to prison or lock-up.- -
: 7-," 20. Prisoners etc. deemed in legal custody,
Ijs-S-s'














21. Superintendent etc. to detain persons committed.
22. Delivery of persons on remand.
23. Delivery of persons arrested on warrant.
24. Release of prisoners, etc.
25. Production of persons before the Court.
26. Power of Administrator to order production of prisoner etc.
27. Persons taken out of prison or lock-up under order..deemed.in. legal
custody.
28. Persons of unsound mind detained in a prison or lock-up.
29. Prisoners etc. suffering from leprosy.
30. Illness of prisoner.
31. Custody of prisoner etc. in hospital.
32. Transfer of prisoners.
33. Separation of prisoners.
34. Transfer of Juveniles.
35. Persons sentenced for offences against military law.

PART V.

DISCIPLINE AND CONTROL OF PRISONER.
36. Imprisonment.
37. Employment of prisoners outside prison.
38. Prisoner subject to Ordinance and Rules.
39. Punishment for grave prison offences.
40. Punishment for -grave and minor offences.
41. Corporal punishpnent.
42. Prisoner may make his defence.
43. Punishment register.
44. Power of Visiting Justice to try minor offences.
45. Appeal by prisoner.
46. Supervision of prisoner under sentence of death.
47. Access to prisoners under sentence Qf death.

PART VI.

GENERAL.
48. Appointment of Visiting Justices.
49. Powers of Visiting Justices.
50. Prisoner not to be punished twice.
51. Escape.
52. Offences.
53. Rule.
54. Saving.
55. Repeal Cap. 126.


Section.


Marginal Note.




















SAINT VINCENT.

No. 30 of 1967.


I Assent,


H. GEORGE,

Administrator.


29th December, 1967.

AN ORDINANCE relating to Prisons.
[ On Proclamation. ]
Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by
and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council of
Sint-Vincent, and by the authority of the same as follows:-
PART I.

PRELIMINARY.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Prisons Ordinance,
1967, and shall come into operation on a date to be appointed
by :the Administrator-in-Council by Proclamation published in
the Gazette.

2. In this Ordinance-
"c'ivil prisoner" means a prisoner detained in a prison
and who is not a criminal prisoner;
"criminal prisoner" means a prisoner who is duly com-
mitted to custody under the writ, warrant, or order,
of any court or authority exercising criminal juris-
diction, or by order of a court martial;


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No. 30. Prisons. 1967.


"grave prison offence" means any offence specified in
section 39 of this Ordinance;
"junior prison staff" means temporary prison officer, a
prison officer who is not appointed prison officer
Grade I and an Assistant Matron.
"juvenile prisoner" means any prisoner under the age
of sixteen;
"lock-up" means any house, building, enclosure or
place declared to lie a lock-up under section 4 of this
Ordinance;
"'Medical Officer" means the Medical Officer assigned
under section 6 of this Ordinance;
"Minister'" means the member of the Executive Coun-
cil for the titlie being charged with the responsibility
for Social Services;
"minor prison offence" means an offence against Prison
Rules or against prison discipline other than a grave
prison offence;
"prison" means any .house, building, enclosure or
place declared to be a prison under section 3 of this
Ordinance;
"prisoner" means any person, whether convicted or
not, under detention in any prison;
"prison officer" means any person holding an office in'
the Prison Department; but it shall not include the
Superintendent, the Assistant Superintendent and
the Medical Officer;
"Prison Rules" means any rules made under section
53 of this Ordinance;
"prison staff' means all persons holding an office in
the Prison Iepartment;
"Prison Standing Orders" means orders issued by the
Superintendent of Prisons under section 8 of this
Ordinance;
"prohibited article" means-
(a) any intoxicating liquor, drug, tobacco, money,
clothing, provisions, letter, tool or any article
likely to be prejudicial to the life or safety of
any person, or to facilitate any escape from
prison or to be used for purposes prejudicial to
'prison discipline;










Prisons.


(b) any article the introduction or removal of which
into, or out of, prison or any part thereof is
prohibited by Prison Rules, including any article
declared to be a prohibited article by the Prison
Rules;
"Superintendent" means the person appointed to be
the Superintendent of Prisons under section 5 of this
Ordinance;
"Visiting Justice" means a member of the Board of
Visiting Justices;
"young prisoner" means any prisoner under the age
of twenty-one.

PART II.
CONSTITUTION OF PRISONS AND LOCK-UPS.
3. (1) The Administrator-in-Council may, by order pub-
lished in the Gazette-
(a) declare any house, building, enclosure, or place, or any
part thereof, to be a prison for the imprisonment or
detention of persons in custody, and may in such order
declare Ihe name by which such prison shall be known;
(b) declare that any prison shall cease to be a prison, and
as from the date of th'e publication of such declaration,
or such other date as may be specified therein, such
prison shall cease to be a prison.


Power to
declare place
a prison.


(2) Any place used as a prison immediately before the
date on which this Ordinance comes into operation is hereby
deemed to be declared to be a prison under the provisions of
this Ordinance.
4. (1) The Administrator-in-Council may, by order pub- Power to
lished in the Gazette- declare police
a lock-up.
(a) declare any house, building, enclosure, or place, or any
part thereof, to be a lock-up for the confinement of
persons awaiting trial, or of persons remanded in
custody;
(b) declare that any lock-up shall cease to be a lock-up,
and as from the date of the publication of such declara-
tion, or from such later date as may be specified
therein, such lock-up shall cease to be a lock-up.
(2) Any place used as a lock-up immediately before the
date on which this Ordinance comes into operation is hereby


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No. 30. Prisons. 1967.

de mied to be declared to be a lock-up under the provisions of
this Ordinance.
(3) A lock-up shall not be deemed to bea prison for the
purpose of this Ordinance and the Prison Rules shall not apply
thereto.
(4) The Administrator-in-Council may make Regulations
for the control and management of lock-ups and of persons
detained ;therein, and without prejudice to the generality of this
power any such Regulations may provide for-
(a) the inspection and management of lock-ups and the
persons to be in charge thereof;

(b) the employment of persons confined therein;
(c) the diets to be supplied to persons confined therein;
(d) the maintenance of discipline.

PART III.
APPOINTMENT, ADMINISTRATION AND POWERS
OF PRISON STAFF.
Appointment 5. (1) The Administrator may, acting after consultation
of prison staff. with the Public Service Commission, appoint'a Superintendent
of Prisons in whom shall be vested the administration of all
prisons and the control and direction of the staff attached
thereto.
(2) The Administrator may, acting after consultation with
the Public Service Commission, appoint ati Assistant, Superin-
tendent of Prisons and such number of prison officers' as-may be
necessary for carrying into effect the provisions of this Ordin-
ance:
Provided that the Superintendent may, acting in accord-
ance with any directions under section 53 of the Saint Vincent
(Constitution) Order in Council, 1959, issued by the Admin-
istrator, acting after consultation with the Public, Service Com-
mission, appoint such prison officers as may be specified in such
directions.
1:'(3) All members of the prison staff serving in the Prison
Department on the coming into operation of this' Ordinance
hall be deemed to have been appointed under this Ordinance.
(4) The Superintendent shall be ex-officio a Justice of the
Pease.








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No. 30. Prisons. 1967.

6. The Senior Medical Officer shall assign from the mem- Appointment
bers of the Medical Department in respect of each prison a of Medical
Medical Officer who shall have control generally of the health Ocer.
and medical welfare of prisoners and sanitation of prisons, and
such Medical Officer :shall perform such other duties as may be
directed by this Ordinance and by the Prison Rules.

7. .Ai. Assistant Superintendent shall, subject to the orders -Powers of
of .thle Superintendent, have all the powers, duties, rights and Assistandent
privileges of a Superintendent. of Prisons.

8. The Superintendent shall, from time to time, and Prison
subject to the approval of the Administrator, acting in his dis- rStand
creation, issue Prison Standing Orders, not inconsistent with this
Ordinance and with the Prison Rules, for the observance of all
prison staff and the discipline and control of all prisoners.
Such Standing Orders shall be published in the Gazette and
shall come into operation on the date of publication or on such.
other date as may be stated therein.

9. (1) The Superintendent may suspend from his duties Power to
any member of the junior prison staff pending the result of an suspend.
enquiry under sections 10, 12 or 13 of this Ordinance.
(2) An order of suspension made under this section shall
be reported forthwiith to the Establishment Officer.

10. (1) Any member of the prison staff may, after due Power to
enquiry, be dismissed or his appointment may be terminated dismiss
at any time by the Administrator, acting after consultation prison
with the Public Service Commission. staff.
(2) Any member of the junior prison staff may be dis-
missed or his employment may be terminated at any time by
order of the Superintendent, after due enquiry, but any such
member may, in accordance with subsection (2) of section 12
of this Ordinance, appeal against such order of dismissal or
termination of employment to the Administrator whose de-
cision, after consultation with the Public Service Commission,
shall be final.
(3) A. member of the prison staff who is confirmed in his
appointment whose conduct is subject of an enquiry under this
section, shall be informed in writing of the charges against
him and be called upon to make a written reply to the
charges within a period of seven days (or such longer period
as may be given). The officer conducting the enquiry shall










No. 30. Prisons. 1967.

record the statements of witnesses giving evidence in support
of the charge in the presence of the officer charged who shall
be given the opportunity to cross-examine them. The state-
ments of defence witnesses shall alio be recorded. The officer
conducting the enquiry will then find as a fact whether or not
any of the charges has been established.
Members of 11., (1) No member of the junior prison staff shall resign
junior prison or withdraw from prison duties unless he has given to the
staff not to
resign without Superintendent at least one month's notice in writing of his
notice, intention so- to do and the period of such notice has expired.
(2) Any member of the junior prison staff who contra-
venes the provisions of subsection (1) of this section shall be
guilty of an offence against this Ordinance and liable on sum-
mary conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars
or to imprisonment for any term not exceeding three months.

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-sections
(1) and (2) of this section, the Superintendent may, in a
reasonable case or in a case of hardship, accept the resigna-
tion of a member of the junior prison staff who has not given
the required minimum period of notice, provided that ade-
quate arrangements can be made for the carrying out of his
duties.
Power of 12. (1) Subject to the provisions of section 13 of this
Superintendent Ordinance the Superintendent shall hold an inquiry into the
to hold
inquiry, conduct of any member of the junior prison staff who is alleged
to have-
(a) been absent from duty without good cause;
(b) been asleep when on duty;
(c) been under the influence of alcohol or drugs when on
duty;
(d) neglected or failed to obey any lawful order;
(e) committed any neglect of duty;
(f) wilfully destroyed or negligently lost, or caused or
permitted injury to, any Government property;
(g) committed any act of insubordination;
(h) used personal violence to any prisoner except-
(i) in defence of himself or any other person or of
any property, or
(ii) to prevent any prison breach or attempt at
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No. 30. Prisons. 1967.

(i) used personal violence or threats to any member of
the prison staff;
(j) been unduly familiar with or shown undue favour to
any prisoner;
(k) malingered or conducted himself in any way pre-
judicial to prison discipline;
(1) committed any breach of Prison Rules or Prison
Standing Orders;
and if after such inquiry he is satisfied that such member of
the junior prison staff committed the act or neglect alleged,
the Superintendent may order any one of the following punish-
lments-
(i) reduction of salary, that is, an immediate adjustment
of salary to a lower point in the salary scale attached
to his post;
(ii) forfeiture of not more than four days pay;
(iii) performance of prison duties on not more than four
days during which such member would not normally
be required to perform such duties;
(iv) severe reprimand;
(v) reprimand.
Provided that no reduction in salary of a member of the
junior prison staff may be ordered unless such member has
been issued specific charges in writing and given the oppor-
tunity to exculpate himself.
(2)- Any member of the junior prison staff may, within
seven days of the date on which his punishment was ordered
under this section. or of the date of an order for his dismissal
or the termination of his employment under subsection (2) of
section 10 of this Ordinance, appeal in writing to the Adminis-
trator against such punishment, dismissal or termination of
his employment; and the Administrator, acting after consulta-
tion with the Public Service Comnfission, may allow the appeal,
reduce or confirm any such punishment, confirm such dis-
inissal or termination of employment or revoke such dismissal
or termination of employment and substitute therefore any one
of the punishments specified in subsection (1) of this section,
or make such other order, not inconsistent with the provisions
of this Ordinance, as he may see fit.
(3) Every appeal shall be deemed to have been made by
delivery of notice in writing to that effect to the Superinten-
dent, the Assistant Superintendent or the Senior Prison Officer;
and every appeal to the Administrator shall be forwarded by
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No. 30. Prisons. 1967.


Power of
Assistant
Superintendent
or Senior
Prison Officer
to hold
inquiry.


Application of
sections 9, 10,
(2), 12, 13
and 16.



Offences
against officers
etc.


13. (1) Where the Superintendent is the complainant
in an inquiry to be held under subsection (2) of section 10,
subsection (1) of section 12, or section 16, of this Ordinance
he shall direct in writing that the inquiry be held by the
Assistant Superintendent: Provided that, if the power to
appoint an Assistant Superintendent under subsection (2) of
section 5 of this Ordinance has not been exercised he shall, in
like manner, direct that the inquiry be held by the Senior
Prison Officer.
(2) Where any inquiry has, in consequence of any direc-
tion under subsection (1) of this section, been held by the
Assistant Superintendent or by the Senior Prison Officer, the
Assistant Superintendent or the Senior Prison Officer (as the
case may be) shall have the power to make any order capable
of being made under this Ordinance by the Superintendent in
like circumstances:
Provided that such member of the junior prison staff may
appeal against the order of the Assistant Superintendent or
the Senior Prison Officer (as the case may be) in the same
manner and subject to the same conditions as if the appeal
had been against an order made by the Superintendent.

14. The provisions of section 9, subsection (2) of section
10, section 12, section 13 and section 16 of this Ordinance shall
apply if, and to the extent that they are, adopted by any direc-
tions of the Administrator in the exercise of the power vested,
in him by section 53 of the Saint Vincent (Constitution) Order
in Council, 1959.

15. Every member of the prison staff who-
(a) has either directly or indirectly, any pecuniary in-
terest whatsoever in, or derives any benefit or ad-
vantage from, the sale or purchase of any prison
supplies or of any article to or for the use of any
prisoner or of any prison; or
(b) has any dealing whereby he obtains or might expect
to obtain at any time either immediately or in the
future, any benefit of any nature whatsoever, with any
prisoner or with any person on behalf of any prisoner;
or
(e) without lawful authority-
(i) knowingly supplies or allows to be supplied to
any prisoner any prohibited article; or
(ii) knowingly takes or allows to be taken out of any
prison any prohibited article; or


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(d,) assaults, threatens or insults any member of the
prison staff when such member is on duty or as a
result of or relating to the duty of such member;
shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance and liable
on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred
and forty dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding
six months.
16. When any member of the junior prison, staff is liable Trial of
to be charged with any offence against this Ordinancje which members of
is punishable on summary conviction he may, on the direction junior prison
staff for
of the Superintendent, instead of being tried before a Magis- offences
trate be dealt with either as if he had committed an offence against
against. section 12 of this Ordinance or under subsection (2) Ordinance.
of section 10 of this Ordinance.

17. Every member of the prison staff while acting as Members of
such shall have by virtue of his office and without being sworn prison staff to
all the powers, authorities, protection and privileges of a have powers of
police constable for the purposes of his duty as such member Constable.
of the prison staff.

18. (1) .Every member of the prison staff may use Use of
weapons against' any prisoner escaping or attempting to weapons.
escape: Provided that resort shall not be had to the use ,of
any such weapons unless such member has reasonable grounds
to believe that he cannot otherwise prevent the escape.
(2) Every member of the prison staff may use weapons
against any prisoner engaged in any combined outbreak, or
in any attempt to force or break open the outside door gate
or enclosure wall of the prison, and may continue to use such
weapons so long as such combined outbreak or, attempt is
being actually, prosecuted.
(3) Every, member.of the prison staff may use weapons
against prisoners using violence to any person if such member
-has reasonable grounds to believe that such 'person is in
danger of life or limb or that other previous harm is likely to
be caused to him.
(4) Before using firearms against a prisoner under the
authority contained in subsection (1) of this section the
member of the prison staff shall, if possible, give a warning to
the -prisoner that he is about to fire on him.
(5) No member of the junior prison staff shall, in the pre-
sence of his superior officer, use firearms of any sort against
a prisoner in the case of an attempt to escape or of an outbreak
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Persons sen-
tenced, etc.,
to be com-
mitted tG-
prison or
lock-up.
Prisoners etc.
deemed in
legal cuskdy.


Superintendent
etc. to detain
persons
committed.





Delivery of
persons on
remand.


(6) The use of firearms under this section shall be, as far
as possible, to disable and not to kill.
(7) Every police constable who is for the time being
serving in the capacity of an escort, or of a guard in or around
any prison or lock-up, for the purpose of ensuring the safe
custody of any prisoners or persons detained in a lock-up,
shall be' deemed to have all the powers and privileges granted
to members of the prison staff under this section for the pAr-
poses of his duties in relation to such prisoners or persons.

PART IV.
CUSTODY AND REMOVAL OF PERSONS DETAINED
IN LOCK-UPS.
19. (1) Every .perif n sentenced to imprisonmenit shall
be committed to and detained in a prison,
(2) Every person awaiting trial or remanded in custody
may be committed to and detained in either a prison or a
lock-up.
20. Every pji-,oner whenever he is confined in any prison
in which he may lawfully be confined orvwheneve-r he is being
taken to or from, or 'is working in the custody or under the
control of any member of thte prison staff beyond the limits of,
any,such prison, shall be deemed to be in the legal custody of
the Superintendent of such prison.

21. The Superintendent -and the persons- in charge of
lock-ups are hlereby authorized and required to keep and detain
all persons -duly committed to their custody by any Court,
Judge, Magistrate, Coronei, Justice of the Peace, or other
public officer lawf ully exercising'civil or criminal jurisdiction,
according to the terms of any writ, warrant or order by which
such person has been committed, or until such person is dis-
charged by due course of law.

-22. Every person charged with an offence and remanded
in custody to any prison or lock-up by any Court, Judge,-Magis-
trate, Coroner or Justice of the Peace, shall be delivered to
the Superintendent or to the person in charge of such lock-up
(as the case may be) together with the warrant or commit-
m.ent, and the' Superintendent or person in charge (as the case
may, be) shall detain- such person according to the terms of
such warrant, and shall cause such person to be delivered to
such Court, Judge, Magistrate, Coroner or Justice of the


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Peace, or shall discharge such person at the time named in
and according to the terms of such warrant.

23. Every -person arrested under any writ, warrant, or
order, of any Court in Saint Vincent having civil jurisdiction
shall, in the absence of any provision of law to the contrary,
be brought without delay before the Court by which the writ,
warrant, or order was issued or made, and if such Court is not
then sitting, such person shall be kept in custody in a prison
or a lock-up until the next sitting of the Court and shall be
then brought before such Court in order that he may be dealt
with according to law.

24. Every prisoner and person detained in a prison or
lock-up shall be released ipnmediately upon becoming entitled
to release, whether by the expiration-of his term of sentence,
or by pardon, or by commutation, or by remission of sentence,
or by other lawful means.

25. (1) Whenever the presence of any person confined
in a prison or lock-up is required in any Court of Civil or
Criminal Jurisdiction, such Court may issue an order in writing
addressed to the Superintendent, or the person in charge of
the lock-up (as the case may be) requiring the production
before the Court of such person in proper custody at the time
and.place to be named in such order, and the Superintendent
or the person in charge (as the case may be) shall cause the
person named in such order to be brought up as directed, and
shall provide for his safe custody during his absence from the
prison or lock-up, and every such Court may by endorsement
on such order require the person named therein to be again
brought up. at any time to which the matter wherein such
person is required may be adjourned.
(2) Every such order issued from the Supreme Court may
be ,signed by a Registrar of the Court, and if issued by any
other Court shall be signed by the Magistrate or Coroner, as
-the case may be.

26. The 'Administrator, acting in his discretion, on being
satisfied that the presence of any prisoner or person- detained
in a prison or lock-up is required-at any place in the interests
of justice or for the purpose of any public inquiry, may by
writing under his hand order that such prisoner or person
be taken to the place and at the time stated.in such order, and
the Superintendent or person in charge of such lock-up, (as
the case may be) shall cause the person named in such order


Delivery of
persons
arrested on
warrant.


Release of
prisoners etc.




Production of
persons before
the Court.
















Power of
Administrator
to order pro-
duetion of
prisoner etc.


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to be taken as directed and shall provide for his safe custody
during his absence from the prison or the lock-up.


Persons taken
out of priso*
or lock-up
under order
deemed in
legal custody.
Persons of
unsound mind
detained in a
prison or
lock-up.












Prisoners etc.
suffering from
leprosy.


27. Any person taken from a prison or lock-up under
any order made under section 25 or section 26 of this Ordin-
ance shall, whilst outside that prison or lock-up, be deemed to
he in legal custody.

28. Whenever a person detained in a prison or lock-up
is awaiting trial or is remanded in custody and it appears to
the Administrator, acting in his discretion, on the certificate
of a registered medical practitioner that such person is of
unsound mind, the Administrator acting as aforesaid may, by
order in writing setting' forth the grounds of belief that such
person detained is of unsound mind, direct his removal to a
Mental Hospital in the Colony there to be kept and treated as
if such person had been ordered to be detained in such Mental
Hospital under any law in force for that purpose and until
the Medical Officer of such Mental Hospital certifies that such
person has ceased to require treatment in that institution.
Whenever the Medical Officer has so certified the Adminis-
trator, acting in his discretion, shall by order in writing
direct that such person be returned to the lock-up whence he
was removed there to be dealt with according to law.
29. (1) Whenever a'prisoner or a person detained in a
prison or lock-up appears to the Administrator, acting in his
discretion, on the certificate of a registered medical practi-
tioner to be suffering from leprosy, the Administrator acting
as aforesaid may, by order in writing setting forth the grounds
of belief that the prisoner or such person detained is suffer-
ing from leprosy, direct his removal to such place as may be
specified in the order there to be kept and treated until a regis-
tered medical practitioner certifies that such prisoner or
person has ceased to require treatment in that institution.

(2) Where a certificate to the effect that a prisoner or
person detained has ceased to require 'institutional treatment
has been given under subsection (1) of this section, then if
any prisoner or person in respect of whom the certificate is
given is-
(a) a prisoner and the term of his sentence has not ex-
pired, the Administrator, acting in his discretion,
shall, by order in writing, direct either that he be
returned to the prison whence he was removed there
to serve the remainder of any term to which he is
liable or that he be discharged; or


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(b) a person awaiting trial or remanded in custody, the
Administrator, acting in his discretion shall, by order
in writing, direct that such person shall return to the
prison or lock-up whence he was removed there to
be dealt with according to law.
30. (1) In the case of the serious illness, other than Illness of
unsonndness of mind or leprosy, of a prisoner, or person de- prisoner.
trained in a lock-up, there being no suitable accommodation for
such prisoner or-person in such a prison or lock-up, the Super-
intendent or person in charge of the prison or lock-up (as the
case 'may be) may, on the certificate of the Medical Officer or,
in the case of a person detained in a lock-up, a registered
medical practitioner, make an order for his removal to a
Government Hospital.
(2) So long as any prisoner or person detained who has
been removed to'any hospital under the provisions of sub-
section (1) of this section remains therein, the Medical Officer
thereof shall, at the end of every month transmit to the Super-
intendent, or person in charge of the lock-up, (as the case
may be) a certificate signed by him that it is in his opinion
necessary that such prisoner or lwrson detained should remain
in the hospital.
(3) So soon as, in the opinion of the Medical Officer in
charge of any hospital, it is no longer necessary that any
prisoner or person detained who has been removed to such
hospital should remain therein, lie shall transmit to the Super-
intendent, or person in charge of the lock-up (as the case may
be) a certificate, stating that such necessity has ceased, and
thereupon the Superintendent or person in charge (as the
case may be) shall forthwith cause such prisoner or person
detained to be brought back to the prison or lock-up if he is
still liable to be confined therein.
(4) The provisions of subsections (2) and (3) of this
section shall (ease to apply to a prisoner or person detained
as from the date on which he would be entitled to be released
from the prison or lock-up.
31. Where any prisoner or person detained in a prison Custody of
or lock-up is by virtue of section 29 of this Ordinance removed prisoner etc.
from any prison or lock-up to any hospital, the person in in hospital.
charge of such hospital shall take all practicable steps to pre-
vent the escape of such prisoner or person detained, and while
such -prisoner or person detained remains in such hospital he
shall be deemed to be in legal custody:
Provided that where any such prisoner or person detained
would but for the fact that he is in such hospital be entitled
to be released from the prison or lock-up, then as from the











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date on which he would be so entitled to be released he shall
no longer be deemed to be in legal custody and no steps shall
be taken to prevent his escape merely by reason of the fact
that he had been a prisoner cr person detained:
And also provided that, where in any case from the gravity
'of the offence for which any prisoner or person detained in a
lock-up may be in custody or for any other reason the Super-
intendent or person in charge of the lock-up (as the case may
be) considers it de- irable to take special measures for the
security of such prisoner or person detained while under treat-
ment in hospital, ii shall be lawful for the S :perintendent or
the person in charge (as the ease may bhe to give such prisoner
or person detained into the charge of fit and proper persons,
not being less than two in number, one of whom shall always
be with such prisoner or person detained by day and by night,
and such persons shall be vested with f:ll power and authority
to do all things necessary to prevent such prisoner or person
detained from escaping and shall be answerable for the safe
custody of such prisoner or person detained until such time
as such prisoner is handed over to the Superintendent on his
discharge from hospital, or until such time as his sentence
expires, whichever may first occur or in the ease of a person
detained, until such time as he is discharged from hospital
and returned to the lock-up whence lie was removed' there to
be dealt with according to law:
And further provided that nothing shall be done under
the authority of this section which in the op)nion of the person
in charge of such hospital is likely to be prejudicial to health
of the prisoner.
Transfer of 32. The Administrator, acting in lis discretion, may
prisoners. order the removal of all or any prisoners confined in any
prison to another prison within the Island, and it shall not be
necessary for the purposes of such order to designate any
prisoner by name, but it shall be sufficient to describe such
prisoner or prisoners by reference to general description.
Separation of 33. Separate provision shall be made for the detention
prisoners. of-
(a) male and female prisoners, and no male prisoner shall
be detained in the same part of the prisofi as any
female prisoner;
(b) civil and criminal prisoners. and no civil prisoner
shall be detained in the s';ime part of any prison as
any criminal prisoner:


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(c) young prisoners, and no young prisoner shall be de-
tained in the same part of any prison as any other
prisoner;
(d) persons awaiting trial or remanded in custody, and as
far as possible no person awaiting Lrial or so remanded
shall be detained in the same part of any prison as
any other prisoner.

34. Where any person apparently under the age of Transfer of
sixteen years has been committed to any prison, the Adminis- .Juveniles.
tratu', aMting in Ins discretion, may order such prisoner to be
W i.' Ured to an approved school hi ere to be kept as if he had
been coiiiililed to such school under an approved school
order within thle neanng ~f such law.

35. Any pers.ni sentenced to be imprisoned or detained Persons sea-
1,i-er any law r-,aiting to the discipline of Her Majesty's tenced for
Mil tary. Naval cr Air Forces, may be sent to a prison, and Iuafetes
,hall be received therein, and a certificate of the sentence of military law.
Pny such person, or an order or warrant for his imprisonment,
in writing signed, in the case of a military offender by the
H-nior Military Officer in command of iHer Majesty's troops
in this Island. and in the case of a naval offender by the Com-
iiinnder-iii-Chief on any orei'gn station or by the Commanding
Officer awarding the puiiislhmient shall be sufficient authority
for the Superintendent to receive and detain him. and such
Superintendent shall keep such offender according to the
terms of sueh sentence, order. or warrant, and during the
term specified therein, or until he be discharged or delivered
over to other custody before the expiration of that time under
an order duly made for that purpose.

PART V.

DISCIPLINE AND CONTROL OF PRISONERS.

36. Where any person is sentenced to imprisonment Imprisonmnt
+hen such person shall during the term of the sentence, be
hnurisoned with such labour as may be specified in Prison,
Rules.
37. Subject to Prison Rules any prisoner may. with the Eployent
approval of the Superintendent, be taken beyond the limits o prisoners
of a prison and put to such labour, as may be specified in outside prison.
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No. 30. Prisons. 1967.

Prisoners :38. Every prisoner shall be subject to the provisions of
subject to this Ordinance and of Prison Rules and Prison Standing Orders
Ordinance
and Rules. and shall also be subject to prison discipline during the whole
of his imprisonment, whether he is or is not within the limits of
any prison.
Punishment 39. Where any prisoner commits any of the following
for grave offences
prison offenses. offences-
(1) mutiny or incitement to mutiny;
(2) escape or attempt to escape;
(3) taking part in any gross personal violence to any
member of the prison staff, or the Medical Officer;
_(4) aggravated or repeated assault on any other
prisoner;
(5) wilful destruction of prison property;
(6) wilfully causing to himself any illness, injury or
disability;
(7) wilfully making any false or groundless accusation
or complaint against any nfember of the prison staff,
Medical Officer or prisoner:
(8) persistent repitition of any minor prison offence;
(9) any other a(t of gross misconduct or gross insub-
ordination ;
(10) abetting the commission of any grave prison offence;
(11) malingering;
(12) breach of Prison Standing Orders;
then on such prisoner being found guilty thereof on an en-
quiry before a Court, composed of two Visiting Justices ap-
pointed under section 4a of this Ordinance, or of one cx-officio
Visiting Justice, sitting in prison, such Court may impose any
or all of the following punishments-
(a) reduction of diet to No. 1 punishment diet for any
period not exceeding fourteen consecutive days;
(b) reduction of diet to No. 2 punishment diet, for any
period not exceeding twenty-one consecutive days:
(c) suspension or postponement of any privileges for any I
period not exceeding ninety days; ..
(d) forfeiture of remission for any period not exceeding
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No. 30. Prisons. 1967.


(e) cellular confinement for a period not exceeding 14
days or, where the prisoner is found guilty of mutiny
or incitement to mutiny, or of gross personal violence
to a member of thle prison staff, not exceeding twenty-
eight days;
(f) stoppage of earnings for a period not exceeding
twenty-eighzt days;
(g) in the case of the offences of mutiny or the incite-
ment to mutiny, or taking part in any assault or
attack on any member of the prison staff or Medical
Officer, corporal punishment: Provided that a sen-
tence of corporal punishment shall not be imposed
upon-
(i) any female;
(ii)'any male under sentence of death or over the age
of 45 years;
(iii) any male except with the approval of the Adminis-
trator acting in his discretion:
(iv) any civil prisoner.

40. Where any prisoner colnuilits any grave or minor Funishment
prison offence then, on suich prisoner being lound guilty there- "or gra-e and
of on an enquiry before the Superintendent, the Sjpernten- minor offences.
dent may impose any or all of the following punishments-
(a) reduction of diet to N,). I p-uishmient diet for any
period not exceeding seven consecutive days;
(b) reduction of diet to No. 2 punishment diet for any
period not exceeding 14 consecutive days;
(c) suspension or postponement ,' any privilege,; for any
period not exceeding twenty-eight (la.s;
(d) forfeiture of remission for llny period not exceeding
thirty days.

41. (1) Where corporal punishment i imposed under Corporal
section 39 of this Ordinance the nr fiber ," strokes shall not Punishment.
exceed, in the case of a young prisoner ten. and in the case
of any other prisoner eighteen.
(2) Corporal punishment shall be inflicted by such instru-
ment and in such manner as may b specified in'Prison Rules,
and the Medical Officer of the prison shall attend the execution
of such sentence; and for the purpose of prev-,nting" injury













to health the Medical officer may give such orders as he thinks
necessary in relation to the execution or suspension of such
sentence.

42. No prisoner shall be punished until he has had an
opportunity of hearing the charge and evidence against him,
and making his defence.


Prisoner may
make his
defence.


Punishment 43. Where any punishment is imposed upon any prisoner,
register. then the Superintendent shall cause to be entered in a register
to be kept for such purpose a record of the punishment show-
ing in respect of each prisoner punished, the name o'f the
prisoner, the nature of his offence, and the extent of his
punishment.


Power of
Visiting
Justices to
try minor
offences.


44. A Court composed of two Visiting Justices, appointed
under section 48 (if this Ordinance or of one ex-officio justice,
sitting in prison, may enquire into and punish any minor
prison offence, and in relation thereto, it shall have all the
powers conferred on the Superintendent by section 40 of this
Ordinance.


Appeal by 45. (1) Any prisoner may, within forty-eight hours of
prisoner. the time at which the punishment was ordered, appeal in
writing to the Visiting Justices' against any sentence imposed
upon him by the Superintendent and a Court, composed of
two Visiting Justices appointed under section 48 of this Ordin-
ance, or one ex-officio Visiting Justice, sitting in prison, may
allow the appeal, reduce or confirm any such punishment, or
make such other order as they or he may see fit.
(2) Where a prisoner cannot write it shall be the duty
of all members of the prison staff to assist him in lodging hi's
appeal.
(3) An appeal under subsection (1) of this section shall
not be heard by the Visiting Justices, or ex-officio Visiting
Justice who held the inquiry under section 44 of this Ordinance.


Supervision of
prisoner under
sentence of
death.
Access to
prisoners
under sentence
of death.


46. Every prisoner under sentence of death shall be
confined apart from other prisoners in a special cell, and
shall be under constant supervision by day and by night.

47. Except with the written permission of the Superin-
tendent, no person other than Counsel or solicitor for the
prisoner, a member of the prison staff, the Medical Officer, and
a Minister of the religious denomination to which the prisoner
belongs, shall have access to any prisoner under sentence of
death.


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PART VI.

GENERAL.

48. (1) There shall be, in respect of each prison, a Appointment
Board of Visiting Justices, and the Administrator in Council of Visiting
may appoint for such time as may be specified in the appoint- Justices.
ment such and so many Justices of the Peace to be members
of such Board.
(2) All Judges of the Supreme Court and Magistrates
(including additional magistrates) shall ex-'-rI '., be Visiting
Justices for each of the prisons in the Island.

49. (1) A Visiting Justice may at any time visit a prison Powers and
in respect of which he is a Visiting Justice and may inspect any duties of
part of such prison, may enquire into and examine the food, Visiting
i Justices.
diet, clothing, treatment and conduct of prisoners, may
question any prisoner or member of the prison staff, may hear
complaints from any prisoner, may enquire into any abuses
and irregularities in any prison and shall ascertain as far as
possible whether the provisions of this Ordinance and of
Prison R.ules and Prison Standing Orders are being complied
with, and may make a report upon any such matters to the
Minister.
(2) A Visiting Justice shall draw to the attention of the
Superintendent any irregularity that may be observed in the
working of the prison or in the treatment of prisoners.

50. Nothing in this Ordinance or in Prison Rules shall Prisoner not
be construed to exempt any prisoner from being proceeded to )be
against for any offence by the ordinary Courts of law, but no punished twice.
prisoner shall be punished twice for the same offence: Provided
that nothing in this section shall be construed as derogating
from the powers contained in sections 39. 44 and 45 of this
Ordinance in relation to the infliction of all or any of the
punishments therein provided.

51. Where any prisoner under sentence of imprisonment Escape.
escapes, then the currency of his sentence shall be suspended
Irom the day on which he escaped to the day on which he is
recaptured, so that he shall not be deemed to have served any
part of his sentence during the period between the day on
which he escaped and the day on which he was recaptured.

52. Every person who without lawful authority- Offences.
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No. 30. Prisons. 1967.


plied, to any prin'inor, or hides or places for his use
any prohibited article; or
(b) brings or attempts by any meanc, what er to intro-
duce into any prison, or places or attempts to place
where prisoners labour, any prohibited article; or
(c) brings or attempts tn bring out of any prison, or con-
veys from any prison any prohibited article; or
(d) communicates with any prisoner; or
(e) aids or abets any prisoner in escaping or attempting
to escape from legal custody;
(f) enters, or attempts to enter, any grounds, buildings,
yards, offices cr other premises whatsoever apper-
taining to' any prison;
shall be-guilty of an offence against this, Ordinance and liable
on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred
and forty dollars or to imprisonment for any term not ex-
ceeding six months.

Rules. 53. The Administrator-in-Council may make Rules gen-
erally for the good management awi governanw of prison! and
prisoners and for tarrying out the ob.j'lts of lhis Ordinance,
and without prejudice to the generality of such power may
make Rules in relation to-
(a) the conditions of service and the powers, conduct,
and duties, of prison officers;
(b) the employmrnt. classification, safe custody, separa-
tion, treatment and discipline of prisoners;
(c) the medical examination, measuring, photographing.
taking of finger prints and ,'ither records of criminal
prisoners;
(d) the remission of sentence to be allowed to prisoners,
and the manner and conditions under which such
remissions are to be made;
(e) the supply of money, food, clothing, or the means of
travelling, to prisoners on their discharge;
(f) the proceedings and visits of the Visiting Justices;
(g, the conditions under which, and the manner in which,
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No. 30. Prisons. 1967.


54. Nothing in this Ordinance shall affect the power of Saving.
any Judge of the( Supreme Court to direct persons confined
in the Island to be brought before the Court by writ of
habcas corpus.

55. The Prisons Ordinancc, Cap. 126 is hereby repealed. Repenl.
Cap. 126.



'assed'.( thc Lcgislatirc Council this 21sl day of December, 1967.


0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the Legislative Council.


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SAINT VINCENT.

No. 31 of 1967.

I Assent,


H. GEORGE,

Administrator.


AN ORDINANCE to provide for the manufacture
and perfumed spirits.


29th December, 1967.

of bay rum


[ 30th December, 1967. ]

Be it enacted by the Queen's MLost Excellent Majesty, by
and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council of
Saint Vincent, and by the authority of the same as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Bay Rum and short title.
Perfumed Spirits Ordinance, 1967.


2. In this Ordinance-
"Collector" means the Collector of Customs and Excise;
"officer" or "proper officer" means any officer acting under
the general or specific instructions of the Collector
of Customs;
"the Territory" means Saint Vincent and its dependencies
and all British waters adjacent thereto.

3. (1) It shall be lawful for the Collector, by writing
under his hand', and subject to such conditions as he may from
time to time prescribe, to permit by notice in writing any per-
son, on payment to the Collector for the use of the Territory of


IiiterpretatioR.







Permit to
manufacture
bay rum and
perfumed
spirits.


[ L.S. ]










Bay Rim and Perf umed Spirits.


a fee of $48 in respect of each calendar year, to manu-i .are
bay rum and perfumed spirits only on premises to be specified
in such notice, in accordance with the provisions of this
Ordinance and the regulations contained in the First Schedule
to this Ordinance. The Collector may also, in like manner,
subject to the approval of the Administrator, cancel any such
permission without assigning any reason therefore.
Regulations. (2) The regulations contained in the First Schedule to
this Ordinance may from timune to time be amended, added to
or revoked by regulations made by the Administrator in
Council and published in the Gazette.
(3) No premises licensed for any other purpose under
any Excise Ordinance shall be used for the manufacture of
bay rum or perfumed spirits under this section.
(4) A permit granted under this section shall be in the
form set out in the Second Schedule to this Ordinance and in
no case continue in force beyond the ensuing 31st day of
December.
(5) A person to whom a permit is granted under this
section at any time after the first quarter of any year shall
pay three-fourths, one-half, or one-fourth of the annual fee
according as the permit is granted in the second, third, or
fourth quarter of the year respectively: Provided that the
provisions of this subsection shall not apply in the case of a
person who has held a permit granted under this section at
any time during the twelve months immediately preceding.


Excise duty
Oil SpiriYts usedl
inl niaullfaeC
turiiig bay
'Llll andii per-
folued spirits.


4. In lieu of any other duty of excise, there shall be
charged, collected, and paid for the use of the Territory for
and upon every gallon of spirits distilled in the Territory,
and taken out of warehouse for use in the manufacture of bay
rum or perfumed spirits under this Ordinance, of the strength
of proof,- as ascertained by Sike's hydrometer, a duty of $1.80,
and so in proportion for any greater or less degree of strength,
or any greater or less quantity: Provided that the person
removing such spirits shall add to any such spirits before the
same are removed from warehouse, bay oil and/or any dena-
turant required by the Collector, in such proportions as the
proper officer shall require, and thereupon, after payment of
duty, and upon the issue by the proper officer of a permit,
such person shall remove such spirits to the premises specified
as aforesaid, there to complete the process of manufacture of
the bay rum and perfumed spirits.


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5. If any person to whom any spirits shall have been Offences and
delivered for the manufacture of bay rum or perfumed spirits penalties.
as herein provided, shall use such spirits, save for the manu-
facture of bay rum or perfumed spirits in accordance with the
provisions of this Ordinance, and save with the knowledge and
consent of the Collector or other proper officer, or contrary to
any conditions laid down under Section 3 of this Ordinance,
he shall incur a penalty of one thousand two hundred dollars,
and all such spirits shall be forfeited, and may be seized by
any Officer.


6. Bay rum or perfumed spirits manufactured under this
Ordinance may, subject to such conditions as the Collector
may prescribe, be warehoused for exportation only, and it
shall be la-wful for the Collector thereupon to refund any
duties paid upon spirits contained in any bay rum or per-
fumed spirits so warehoused. All such bay rum or perfumed
spirits, upon being so warehoused, shall be subject to the
customs laws as if they were goods liable to duties of customs
unpaid which had been warehoused under the customs laws.

7. It shall not be lawful to use any spirits for the pur-
pose of manufacture of bay rum and perfumed spirits other
than spirits manufactured in the Territory.


Drawback
when ware-
housed for
exportation.


Local spirits
only to be
used.


8. No person shall sell, or keep or expose for sale, or Standards of
attempt to sell, any bay rum or perfumed spirits, whether quality.
manufactured in the Territory or imported, unless such bay
rum or perfumed spirits shall conform to such standards as
the Administrator in Council may from time to time prescribe.
Any person who shall contravene the provisions of this section
shall incur a penalty of two hundred and forty dollars.


9. The following Ordinances are hereby repealed:-
(a) The Excise (Manufacture of Bay Rum and Perfume)
Ordinance, 1946.
(b) The Excise (Manufacture of Bay Rum and Perfume)
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1949.
(c) The Excise (Amendment) Ordinance, 1953.


Repeal.
No. 38 of 1946.

No. 21 of 1949.

No. 5 of 1953.


Bay Rum atid Perfumed Spirits.


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No. 31. Bay Runt cad Perfumed Spirits. 1967.


FIRST SCHEDULE.


Section 3


Short title.


Rum shall be
rendered
non-potable.


Bay rum shall
be 15o under
proof.


REGULATIONS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF BAY RUM
AND PERFUMED SPIRITS.

1. These Regulations may be cited- as the Bay Rum and
Perfumed Spirits Regulations.

2. No rum shall be delivered from any warehouse under
the provisions of the said Ordinance unless it shall first have
been rendered non-potable to the satisfaction of the proper
Officer by the addition of:-

(a) if intended-for the manufacture of bay rum:-

(i) bay oil and, either
(ii) one-half gallon of diethylphthalate to every 100
gallon's of spirits calculated as spirits at 15
degrees u.p., or
(iii) one and one-fifth ounces of brucine and two-fifth
of an ounce of quinine to every 100 gallons of
spirits calculated as spirits at 15 degrees u.p.,

(b) if intended for the manufacture of other perfumed
spirits:-
(i) two gallons of diethylphthalate to every 100
gallons of spirits at 60 o.p., or
(ii) two and two-fifths ounces of brucine and four-
fifths ounce of quinine to every 100 gallons of
spirits at 60 o.p., or
(iii) any other approved denaturant.

3. No bay rum shall be delivered for use in the Territory
unless it is of a strength of 15 degrees under proof by Sike's
hydrometer or any greater strength, and no bay rum or other
perfumed spirits shall be delivered for use in the Territory
unless packed in bottles of no greater content than one reputed
quart liquid measurement, nor unless each bottle is properly
labelled for sale by retail and for external use only to the
satisfaction of the Collector of Customs and Excise and is
securely corked with a sound cork.


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Bay Rum and Perfumed Spirits.


4. The manufacturer of bay rum and perfumed spirits
shall keep a full account of all rum delivered from warehouse
to him, and shall enter in a book to be kept for the purpose
the particulars of such account daily in such manner as the
proper Officer of Customs and Excise shall require, showing
in particular, the strength and quantity of all bay rum and
other perfumed spirits, manufactured and any loss in opera-
tion so as to account for all such rum. Such book shall at all
times be open to inspection by any Officer of Customs and
Excise.

5. Within seven days of the last day of each month the
said manufacturer of bay rum and perfumed spirits shall sub-
mit to the Collector of Customs and Excise a statement showing
the number of proof gallons of rum on hand at the beginning
of the month, the number received during the month, the
number accounted for by the daily records as having been
made into bay rum or perfumed spirits or unavoidably lost in
the process of manufacture, and the number of proof gallons
of rum on hand at the close of work on the last day of the
month.


SECOND SCHEDULE.


Manufacturer
shall fully
account for all
runm delivered
to him.






Manufacturer
shall submit
monthly
returns.









(Section 3)


FORM OF PERMIT TO MANUFACTURE BAY RUM AND PERFUMED SPIRITS.

In accordance with the provisions of section 3 of the Bay Rum and Per-
fumed Spirits Ordinance, permission is hereby given to...... ... .....................
..........................................................................................................................................................................to m a n u fa c tu r e
bay rum and perfume ed spirits on his prem ises at.............................. ......................................
subject to the conditions endorsed hereon.


CONDITIONS
The sum of forty eight dollars has been paid for this permit in respect of the
a len d ar y ear en d in g.....................................................................................................


Collector of Customs & Excise.
Customs House,
Kingstown.


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No. 31. Bay Rum and Perfumed Spirits. 1967.


Passed the Legislative Council this 21st clay of December, 1967.


0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the Legislative Council.


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SAINT VINCENT

No. 32 of 1967.

I Assent,

H. GEORGE,

[ L. S. ] Administrator.

29th De(cember, 1967.

AN ORDINANCE to amelnd the Arnos Vale Airport Ordinance,
1964.
[ 30th December, 1967. ]

Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by
and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council of
Saint Vincent, and by the authority of the same as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as' the Arnos Vale Airport Short title.
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1967, and shall be read as one with
the Arnos Vale Airport Ordinance, 1964 (hereinafter referred
to as the principal Ordinance) and all amendments thereto.

2. Section 2 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended Section 2 of
as follows:- principal
Ordinance
(a) by the deletion of the word "and" appearing at the end amended.
of paragraph (a) thereof;
(b) by the insertion of the word "and" at the end of
paragraph (b) thereof; and
(c) by the insertion of the following new paragraph (c)
after paragraph (b) thereof;

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166 1,

Armnos Vale Airport (Amendment).


1967.


(c) all buildings., ,,-til|itiic ,, other erections and
i] ,.. thereon;"'

3. Subsection (3) of' section 5 of the principal Ordinance
is hereby repealed and the following substituted therefor:-
(3) ReguliItions made under this section may pre-
scribe in respect of any contravention thereof or failure to
comply therewith a penalty on summary conviction of a
fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars or of
imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or of
both such fine and imprisonment."


Passed the Legislative Council this 21st day of December, 1967.


0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the Legislative Council.


PRINTING OFFICE,

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No. 32.


Subsection (3)
of section 5 of
principal
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced,


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SAINT VINCENT.


No. 33 of 1967.


I Assent,


H. GEORGE,

Administrator.


29th December, 1967.

AN ORDINANCE further to amend the Money Lending
Ordinance.

30tlh December, 1967. ]

Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by
and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council of
Saint Vincent, and by the authority of the same as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Money Lending Short title.
(Amendment No. 2) Ordinance, 1967, and shall be read as one
with the Money Lending Ordinance (hereinafter referred to as Cap. 105.
the principal Ordinance) and all amendments thereto. No. 21 of 1952.


2. The principal Ordinance is hereby amended by inserting
therein immediately after section 8 thle following new sections:-
" Adminis- 9. The Administrator in Council may from time
tratorin to time by Order published in the Gazette amend
Council may
amend the Schedule to the-principal Ordinance."
Schedule to
principal
Ordinance.


Insertion of new
sections 9 and 10
after section 8 of
principal
Ordinance.


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No. 33. iVJotiy Lending (Amendment No. 2). 1967.


Schedule to prin-
cipal Ordinance
repealed and
replaced.


"Approval 10. Orders made under section 9 of the principal
of Legisla- Ordinance shall have no force until they have been
tive Council. approved by resolution of the Legislative Council."

3. The Schedule to the principal Ordinance is hereby re-
pealed and replaced with the following:-


SCHEDULE


(Sections 2, 3 & 4).


"On loans up to and including $250.00 .. 121, per centum
per annum


On loans over $250.00


On Insured loans to a maximum alnount of
$5,000 to any one person for a period not
exceeding 3 years


" 10 per centum
per annum


13 per centum
per annum. "


4. The Money Lending (Amendment) Ordinance, 1967, is
hereby repealed.


Passed the Legislative Council this 21st day of December, 1967.


0. S. BARROW,
Clerk of the Legislative Council.


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1967.


Repeal
No. 23 of 1967.


No. 33.


Money Lending (Amendment No. 2).


1967.


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