11-18 JANUARY, 1964
Issued by Government Information Service and Printed by the Government Printd
1. Message from Secretary of State for the Colonies,
Rt. Hon. Duncan Sandys, M.P.
2. Message from His Excellency the Governor,
Sir Peter Stallard, K.C.M.G., C.V.O., M.B.E.
3. Message from the Premier, the Honourable
George Cadle Price ..
4. Synopsis of Country's constitutional history
5. What the Press said .. .
6. Delegates to the Conference
7. The new Cabinet .. .
8. Other Conference pictures
9. Members of the Legislative Assembly
10. Programmes of celebrations
11. Town Boards and Village Councils
MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE
The Rt. Hon. Dwucan Sandys M.P.
Since early days of government through public meetings, British Honduras has
had many different forms of administration. The principle of election to legisla-
ture was first introduced 27 years ago, and the constitution which is now being
established is the result of natural growth from that seed. Henceforth the elected
representatives of the people will have full authority to run their own internal affairs
Every section of the community has played Its part in the achievement of this im-
On behalf of the British Government I send you warm congratulations and
every good wish for the future.
MESSAGE FROM HIS EXCELLENCE THE GOVERNOR
Sir Peter Stallard, K.C.M.G., C.V.O., M.B.E.
The achievement offull internal self-government is itselfgood evidence of this
country's-orderly political progress, and it gives me very real satisfaction to have
been privileged to participate in this major constitutional advance. It is with abs.
solute confidence that I now offer my congratulations and good wishes to
the Premier and his Cabinet. Iam sure that they will continue to be actuated by
the highest motives as they carry out their challenging task of building a nation.
MESSAGE FROM THE PREMIER
THE HONOURABLE GEORGE CADLE PRICE
The new yearbrings us our self-government. It is the fulfilment of another main object-
ive of the Manifesto for Progress of the party in government: the People's United Party. We
do not stand still, nor do we go adrift. We now move onward to Independence.
We have come a long way since that movement of Independence was born out of you, the
people, at the beginning of 1950. The way has not been an easy one, but by your unswerving,
loyal support at all times, we have triumphed over adversity. We have done so by peaceful but
determined agitation and by positive action.
It is right and proper that we should all join in celebrating the historic event. The
programme is a modest one in keeping with our financial circumstances. When we reach our
goal of Independence, then, please God, we shall celebrate in a big way and-all the way.
When these celebrations are over, it is our sincere hope that all Belizeans will heed our call
f~bonity and work hard together to bring about the development which alone will hasten the day
of Independence. To accomplish this, every section of the community must support the govern-
ment's plan of economic development and social progress. Because the plan is designed for all
Belizeans, it will only succeed if all of us work it and do so with a feeling of comradeship and
a strong sense of national purpose.
My government and I pledge ourselves anew to the service of our country and to its people.
And, as we look to the future, we wish all of you a happy and prosperous new year:.
SYNOPSIS OF COUNTRY'S CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY
1638 First recorded settlement.
Government by Public Meeting of the free inhabitants. The Public Meeting elected
an unpaid Magistracy of about seven, of whom one was chosen to be the Superinten-
dent of the Settlement.
1765 Admiral Sir William Burnaby codified the laws and granted in the King's name
a Constitution founded on the existing form of Government.
1786 First Superintendent from England appointed-Colonel Despard, who made unwel-
come changes in the Constitution.
1790 Colonel Peter Hunter is appointed Superintendent and he restored Burnaby's Code
1825 Privilege of the Public Meeting in choice of subjects for discussion was curtailed.
1840 Burnaby's Code of Laws abrogated and replaced by Law of England and an Executive
1854 Public Meeting renounce its powers in favour of a Legislative Assenbly of 18 elected
and 3 nominated and a Speaker as Chairman, who was elected by the Assemblymen.
1862 Settlement declared a Colony by Royal Warrant. Lieutenant-Governor under the
Governor of Jamaica appointed
1871 Constitution changed to that of Crown Colony when a Legislative Council of 5 offi-
cial and 4 unofficial nominated members with the Lt-Governor as President was es-
1884 Territory was detached from Jamaica and became independent Colony under its own
Governor and Commander-in-Chief.
1936 Limited elective principle again introduced.
1945 Constitution of Legislative Council changed to Governor as President; not more
than 3 official members; 10 unofficial members of whom 6 were elected, and 4 nomi.
nated by the Governor on the instruction of His Majesty the King.
1954 New Constitution granted. Council is renamed Legislative Assembly with member-
ship of 15 under a Speaker
Composition: 9 elected., 3 nominated, 3 ex-officio. Universal Adult Suffarage intro-
Powers and Composition of Executive Council changed from purely advisory to chief
instrument of policy and quasi-ministerial system introduced. Constitution stipulat-
es that 2 nominated members be on Ex-Co.
1960 Constitution again changed. Full ministerial system is introduced with a majority
of elected members on Executive Council.-Nominated members reduced to one, but
serves on Council on the advice of Majority Party Leader and not at the Governor's
Legislative Assembly expanded: 18 elected, 5 nominated and 2 ex-officio.
A First Minister is appointed and a Minister of Finance replaces the Financial
1964 New Constitution granting full internal self Government withbi-cameral form of
Government: Legislative Assembly of 18 elected Members, with a Speaker;
a Senate of 8 members with a President.
The Cabinet is presided over by a Premier instead of the Governor and is composed
solely of elected members, but Senators who are nominated may be on the Cabinet
if the majority Party so wishes.
WHAT THE PRESS SAID
THE Constitutional Conference received world-wide attention and all newspapers in
Britain carried the good news of the result of the conference. Many newspapers in the United
States also covered the story of our emerging nation. The achievement of self-government
was the subject of many editorials in the British press and below are extracts from some
of these editorials.
The London TIMES said on July 23rd:
"There was a time when British Honduras seemed to promise Britain as much embarrass-
ment, internationally as well as internally, as British Guiana. The change is measured not
only by the insistence with which Mr. PRICE, the First Minister, associated his Government
(and there is no parliamentary opposition) with the British rejection of Guatemala's protest
against the constitutional talks which ended successfully yesterday. The happy relations
which now exist are also shown by MR. PRICE'S readiness to accept a constitution which,
while advancing to full ministerial government and Cabinet responsibility leaves internal
security and some financial control in the GOVERNOR'S hands, as well as foreign affairs
and defence. Sensible arrangements for consultation will ensure that MR. PRICE and his
colleagues are fully appraised of matters for which they must one day take responsibility."
The influential FINANCIAL TIMES of 26th July, 1963 saw it this way:
"The population of British Honduras could fit into Wembley Stadium with only the
minimum of discomfort and that being the case one might wonder at the optimism of Mr.
George Price, the Colony's First Minister, in hailing the self-government he negotiated with
the Colonial Office this week as stepping a stone to full sovereignty within the
"This stretch of the Caribbean coast is the size of Wales but with no resources at all be-
sides its forests, pastures and sugar cane fields.
"Nevertheless Mr. Price and his people seem determined to make their own way in the
world. When one expresses scepticism about the territory's ultimate viability Mr. Price
points out that Iceland is a full member of the United Nations with less than double
his country's population.
"Moreover the Colony's administration is laying the foundation of what it hopes will
be a mildly prosperous nationhood.
"Plans are drawn up for a complete new capital 50 miles inland from the former City of
Belize which was wrecked by Hurricane Hattie in October, 1961.
"The Colony's leaders are hoping to make the new capital into a miniature Brasilia, a
brand-new City which could be a focus of national feeling and an earnest of the authorities'
determination to develop an underdeveloped interior. For economic developemt is the
first priority in a country which is desperately poor.
"At the moment the territory lives off its export of sugar, citrus and woods.
"The Colony has markets for more sugar than its single mill at Corozal can handle.
"The British Hondurans are very proud of the quality of their grapefruit and Caac'ian
interests have just set up a plant for the production of frozen concentrates at Stann Creek,
which supplements the output of Trout Hall fruit cannery.
"On forest products, too, the outlook is good in that the U.S. Hercules Powder Com-
pany is completing work on a U.S. S5m. plant for the production of resins and allied pro-
ducts in cooperation with the local affiliate of J. Glikstein, the British timber concern which
has extensive plantation interests.
'The territory is, of course, attempting to get a good deal more capital investment by
offering the usual range of tax holidays. In this attempt it will be helped by the report of a
U.N. Economic Survey Mission which has just suggested a large number of new primary and
secondary industries which would supplement efforts to increase agricultural output. What
is more it can offer a political stability and a reasonably literate work force which makes a
good contrast to the illiteracy and political turbulence of many of its neighbours.
"Another promising possibility is tourism. Mexico has stimulated a very lucrative trade
in Yucatan just over the territory's northern border and British Honduras has no fewer at-
tractions than Yucatan, sun, beaches, small islands and even the archeological interest of the
Mayan "lost cities" of the interior.
..................At this stage of their constitutional evolution the British Hondurans are
unlikely to trade their independence for the problematical advantages of union with
The widely read DAILY TELEGRAPH of 23rd July, 1963 stated:
"British Honduras is to get nearly full internal self-government next January as a result
of the constitutional conference that ended yesterday in complete agreement at the Colonial
Office. The Governor retains some reserve powers for defence, foreign affairs, internal secu
rity, and finance.
"He will also have power to safeguard the terms and conditions of service of civil ser-
vants. Consultative Councils for defence and foreign affairs will enable local Ministers to
gain experience in these subjects and to put their views to the Governor.
"The British Government indicated that it would be prepared in due course to consider
the next step, which would be independence. There is no urgent pressure for this from
British Honduras for two reasons.
"One is that the Country is still preoccupied with overcoming the destruction caused by
the hurricane nearly two years ago. In this, 262 people were killed.
"The other is the danger that independence would cause another repetition of ter-
ritorial claims on British Honduras from Guatemala and, less directly, from Mexico.
"While the London conference was in progress Guatemala repeated its claims and denied
the right of the British Government to legislate for the constitutional future of territory that
allegedly belonged to Guatemala. Britain once again rejected all Guatemalan claims.
"The First Minister, who now becomes Prime Minister asked to be associated with
the most emphatic rejection of Guatemalan claims. This is a complete reversal of his position
of a few years ago when he exploited Guatemalan claims to bring pressure on Britain.
"The next stage will be discussions on British aid. It is not quite clear when these will
The Manchester GUARDIAN of 23rd July, 1963, sees the new Constitution as a
"Something new in Commonwealth constitutional practice is to be brought into opera-
tion in British Honduras as one very practical result of the conference which ended in London
"What might be described as a 'transition machine' is to be established, whereby the
Governor will continue to administer policy over external affairs, foreign trade and defence,
while beginning the process of familiarisation for local Ministers in these fields, ready for
the time when Britain relinquishes her sovereignty.
"The hope is that, in this way, whenever independence day arrives, the British Honduran
Prime Minister and several of his senior Cabinet colleagues will already be familiar with the
day-to-day workings in these matters, and will be able to take over with minimum dislocation.
"The actual machinery of transition is to be a series of advisory bodies. The two most
important will be the British Honduras Security Council and the Governor's consultative
committee on external affairs.
"The British Honduras Constitutional Conference appears to have gone very smoothly
with a minimum of argument. Mr. Price and his colleagues seem to have expected a battle
over the timing of the next general election, but the Colonial Office was prepared to accept
his argument that the new constitution could and should come into force reasonably soon,
while the next election will be held when it becomes due in the ordinary course-that is, not
later than March, 1964.
"The new plan is to become effective on January Ist, 1964, when Mr. Price will be invited
to assume the title of Premier and the Governor will withdraw from the present Executive
Council, which will then become a Cabinet.
"The Governor will retain reserve powers over finance so long as the colony continues
to be in receipt of budgetary aid from Britain.
"This touches on the basic problem of British Honduras, which is whether it can achieve
economic viability. At present, the fluctuating fortunes of the markets in citrus and
mahogany make things precarious at best; the fishing industry is small, most of the cattle
ranching experiments have failed, and such things as sugar, pineapple, and coconuts do not
produce the solid revenue this little nation of some 100,000 people really requires.
"So awesome are these economic problems that no demand for "independence now"
came from the colony's political leaders at the talks which have just ended. In fact,
the British Government would put no obstacles in their way, if and when they asked for the
transfer of power."........
The illustrated magazine, SPHERE, in its issue of 27 July, 1963 said:
"The territory in Central America has an area of 8,866 sq. miles and a population
(1960 census) of 90,343. Settled by the British in the middle of the 17th century, it was
declared a colony subordinate to Jamaica in 1862 and an independent colony in 1884.
The constitution, due for revision at this month's London talks, resulted from the previous
constitutional conference of 1960 and came into force in 1961. In the election of that year,
Mr. George Price's People's United Party won the 18 elective seats in the Legislative As-
semblt. Other members were five nominated and two ex officio. Mr. Price became First
"One of the major problems of British Honduras is relations with Guatemala. This
neighbour on the western border has a long-standing claim to British Honduras. The
British Government has always firmly rejected this claim as unsubstantial and recently
repeated its rejection in its reply to the Guatemalan Note of July 1 objecting to British
policy aiming at the granting of independence to British Honduras. Guatemala foresees
that independence for British Honduras would shatter Guatemalan hopes of acquiring the
"The British reply recalled the Anglo-Guatemalan conference at Puerto Rico last year and
reminded that Guatemala was then informed of Britain's intention of holding a new con-
stitutional conference for Honduras. After reiterating Britain's non-recognition of any
Guatemalan rights over British Honduras, the Note expressed hopes of mutual economic
development between the two peoples.
The Daily Mail of July 23rd noted the cordial atmosphere which prevailed at the con-
About 90,000 people in British Honduras, a colony the size of Wales, are to have a
Cabinet Government, it was agreed in London yesterday.
The Constitutional advance to full internal self-government is a triumph for the two
leading negotiators. Mr. Nigel Fisher, Colonial Under-Secretary, and Mr. George Price,
who becomes Premier of British Honduras, reached agreement without a cross word through-
out the entire ten-day meeting.
Under the new constitution, effective on January 1st, a National Assembly will be
established with two chambers-an 18 member House of Representatives and an cight-
All doubts about Mr. Price's attitude to Guatemala have been dispelled. He firmly
associated himself during the conference with Britain's rejection of a protest from Guatemala
about the legality of the colony's future being decided in London.
Defence, external affairs and internal security will remain the special responsibility
of Britain, but a system of consultation has been devised to enable a smooth transition
to eventual responsibility by the Hondurans.
From THE DAILY MAIL of 11 July 1963
"All was sweetness and light at the Colonial Office yesterday when the conference
convened to discuss the next stages towards self-government for British Honduras opened.
"Keeping their fingers crossed, Government officials regard Mr. Price as a new man-
scmeone with whom they can come to terms despite the shadow of six years ago.
"In fact, Mr. Price sat down at the conference with a new sense of authority as the
leader of a party which won all 18 elected seats at the last elections.
"The only embarrassment at the opening session was the empty chair for the opposition.
"Angry at being allocated only one seat at the table, Mr. Philip Goldson decided to
boycott the London talks and begin a fast at Belize, the capital of British Honduras.
"This incident apart, the Colonial Office braced itself for what is expected to be the
first trouble-free conference for years. (Continued on page 20)
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in London on full internal self-government for the country.
Watched by a television newsreel cameraman, the Hon. W. H. Courtenay and the Hon. C.
Lindbergh Rogers, The Honourable George Price signs agreement which gave this country
full internal self-government.
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Sunday 12th to Saturday 18th January, 1964
PROGRAMME FOR BELIZE CITY
Churches to hold special services dedicating the country to self-
8.15 p.m. Mass Choir singing at M.C.C. Grounds, Newtown Barracks under
the direction of Mr. J. L. Blackett.
Monday 10.00 a,m. Meeting of the Legislative Assembly. His Excellency the Governor
Sir Peter Stallard, K.C.M.G., C.V.O., M.B.E., and the Parliament-
ary Under-Secretary of State, Mr. Nigel Fisher, M.C., M.P., will
address the Assembly.
5.00 p.m. Beating of Retreat at M.C.C. Grounds, Newtown Barracks by com-
bined bands of the Police Force and the Volunteer Guard. The
British Army Garrison will also do a short display.
7.00 p.m. Fireworks Display at Newtown Barracks.
Tuesday .. .. The Premier, accompanied by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary
of State, will visit all the District Towns by plane.
6.30 p.m. His Excellency the Governor will hold a Reception in honour of
Mr. and Mrs. Fisher.
9.15 a.m. Rally of School children at Newtown Barracks. The children will
be inspected by the Premier and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary
of State from a Land Rover. The children will be given a treat
afterwards in their respective schools.
9.45 a.m. Opening of the Rogers Hurricane Shelter and Gymnasium on
Cemetery Road by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State.
0.45 a.m. Opening of the Police Training School by the Premier.
2.30 p.m. Athletic Sports at the M.C.C. Grounds.
-8.00 p.m. Reception by the Premier and Ministers of Government at City
Hall, in honour of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and
8:00 p.m. Taxi Drivers Association and Fire Brigade, Motorcade.
Thursday 8.00 p.m.
Friday 8.00 p.m.
Saturday 1.00 p.m.
Announcement at Memorial Park of the winners of the Essay and
Poem Competitions, followed by presentation of prizes. Lord
Rhaburn's Combo will provide the music, including a composition
to mark the attainment of self-government.
Torchlight Parade through the streets of the City, moving off from
Court House Plaza.
Horse Race Meet at the National Stadium.
EL CAYO DE SAN IGNACIO Y SANTA ELENA TOWN CELEBRATIONS
12th January a.m. Religious Services.
13th January -1.00 p.m. Sports Meet (Adults).
6.00 p.m. Concert at Columbus Park by local artistes.
9.00 p.m. Dance at Coronation Park.
14th January-- 1.35 a.m. Mr. Nigel Fisher and Premier arrive.
Address of Welcome by Mayor, Hon. Santiago Perdomo.
Mr. Fisher and Premier tours Town.
1.15 p.m. Mr. Fisher and Premier leave.
15th January- 1.00 p.m.
Athcltic Meet for School Children.
COROZAL TOWN CELEBRATIONS
12th January-8.30 a.m. Special Church Services dedicating the Country to Self-
7.30 p.m. Concert at Central Park by Caledonia Band.
13th January-9.00 a.m. Parade by School Children and Adults
Treat for School Children.
8.00 p.m. Free for all dance at Coronation Park with the Conjunto
14th January-2.45 p.m. Assembly of Children and Adults opposite the Town Hall
to greet Mr. Nigel Fisher and Premier.
3.02 p.m. Mr. Nigel Fisher and the Premier arrive Corozal Town.
His Worship the Mayor of Corozal delivers Address of
Welcome. Mr. Nigel Fisher replies.
Mr. Nigel Fisher and Premier tours Town.
4.02 p.m. Mr. Nigel Fisher and Premier leave Corozal Town.
7.30 p.m. Open air show by local artists.
t5th January-1,30 p.m.
16th January-7.30 p.m.
17th January-7,30 p.m.
18th January-8.30 p.m.
Athletic Sports at Playing Field grounds for Children and
Adults. Prizes will be awarded.
Concert by Conjunto Paraiso at Central Park.
Lectures on the new Constitution.
Mestizada at the Park-music by Caledonia Band. Fire-
ORANGE WALK TOWN CELEBRATIONS
-9.00 p.m. Fireworks.
-1.50 p.m. Mr. Nigel Fisher and Premier arrive Orange Walk Town for
2.50 p.m. Mr. Nigel Fisher and Premier leave Orange Walk Town.
Children's Parade and Treat.
Bicycle races and football match.
Volleyball match-Mexican soldiers of La Union vs Orange
Free for all dance at Queen Elizabeth Park.
PUNTA GORDA CELEBRATIONS
12th January- a.m. Church Services.
13th January- a.m. Native dances followed by Athletic Sports.
p.m: Cricket match.
14th January-8.45 a.m. Mr. Nigel Fisher and the Premier arrive Punta Gorda.
9.45 a.m. Mr. Nigel Fisher and the Premier depart Punta Gorda.
4,00 p.m. Football match.
7.30 p.m. Basketball match at Plaza.
9.30 p.m. Fireworks at Town Pier.
15th January-8.00 a.m. School Children's Parade and Treat.
1.00 p.m. Athletic Sports for Adults and Children.
7.00 p.m. Volleyball game.
8.00 p.m. Dance.
STANN CREEK TOWN CELEBRATIONS
11th January- 9.00 p.m.
Native dances north and south of Stann Creek Town. Fire-
8.00 a.m. Thanksgiving services in all churches.
10.00 a.m. Bicycle races.
2.00 p.m. Softball and football games.
Public and Bank holiday.
10.00 a.m. Athletic Sports-adults.
10.10 a.m. Mr. Nigel Fisher and the Premier arrive Stann Creek Town.
The Premier, Hon. George Price, opens Holy Ghost School,
Stann Creek Town.
11.10 a.m. Mr. Nigel Fisher and Premier leave Stann Creek Town.
4.00 p.m. Judging of Floats followed by Parade of Citizens and Floats.
10.00 a.m. Parade of School Children.
1.00 p.m. Athletic sports for Children.
Continued from page 9
"Although independence is the aim of the Hondurans, they are realistic not to press
for it-at least not this year.
"If they did so it would be an open invitation for new pressures from Guatemala,
which still keeps its 100-year-old claim to British Honduras in the background, and Mexico
which has its own claims to counter Guatemalan designs.
"Britain's links with British Honduras go back to 1638, when a party of shipwrecked
British sailors landed there.
"The continued value of these links was stressed at the opening session of the con-
ference yesterday, when Mr. Price said he was certain that a constitution for internal self-
government could be worked out 'in a spirit of friendship and partnership'."
The Scotsman, in reporting the results of the Conference, also looked to the future:
"These alterations in the legislature will not take effect until after the next election, which
is due in 1965. It is virtually certain that this will be won by Mr. George Price's
People's United Party, which won all the elected seats last time.
"It is the clear intention that British Honduras should eventually become independent.
This is brought out in a paragraph in the conference communique which says that there will
be consultative committees to advise the Governor on security and foreign affairs which
would 'serve to give Ministers the opportunity of familiarising themselves with matters for
which they would ultimately have responsibility.'
"British Honduras, with its tiny population, is almost the classic case of a colony which
cannot, in the light of current world trends, remain dependent, but which, when independ-
ent, will have to continue to rely heavily on outside aid for its existence.
"On its own, it makes hardly any sense. Apart from the fact that its economy is built
almost entirely on one commodity-timber-the costly mechanics of independence, involv-
ing representation abroad and other such expenses, are really more than a country that size
"Some sort of federation with neighboring territories seems the most suitable solution.
But the West Indian islands are still quarrelling among themselves on this very topic, and
most of the people of British Honduras are emotionally averse to any tight link with neigh-
LOCAL GOVERNMENT MACHINERY
BELIZE CITY COUNCIL
Hon. F. B. Wesby, O.B.E., J.P.
A. F. Meighan, Esq. (Deputy Mayor)
Hon. C. L. B. Rogers
Hon. G. C. Price
Hon. N. Meighan, M.B.E.
Hon. G. M. Lizarraga, M.B.E.
O. A. Lizama, Esq.
Miss Lois Encalada
Vallan Neal, Esq.
St. Paul's Bank
Double Head Cabbage
Flowers Bank (Flowers Lime Walk)
Scotland Half Moon
COROZAL TOWN BOARD
Hon. F. S. Ricalde (Mayor) t. A. Romero, Esq.
J. V. Marin, Esq. (Deputy Mayor) L. Salinas, Esq.
I. Gomez, Esq. Mrs. A. O. Watson
L. F. I. Quan, Esq.
Santa Clara-San Roman
ORANGE WALK DISTRICT
ORANGE WALK TOWN BOARD
Ignacio Vega, Esq. (Mayor)
Lorenzo Coyock Esq. (Deputy Mayor)
G. W. Ayuso, Esq.
F. E. Escalante, Esq.
E. Leiva, Esq.
P. Luna, Esq.
A. Perez, Esq.
San Estevan San Pablo
San Jose Pal Mar San Roman
August Pine Ridge San Lazarus
San Felipe Yo Creek
San Antonio Chan Pine Ridge
Guinea Grass San Victor
EL CAYO de SAN IGNACIO y
SANTA ELENA TOWN BOARD
Hon. S. Perdomo (Mayor) A. T. Espat, Esq.
D. T. Espat, Esq. (Deputy Mayor) J. H. Ochaeta
Hon. H. D. Silva Mrs. M. Samos
A. A. Aragon, Esq.
BENQUE VIEJO del CARMEN
P. G. Mena, Esq. (Chairman) P. Kotch, Esq.
J. Gongora, Jr. (Deputy Chairman) N. Luna, Esq.
A. Castellanos, Esq. J. M. Guerra, Esq.
E. Coleman, Esq.
Small Barton Creek
Bullet Tree Falls
STANN CREEK DISTRICT
STANN CREEK TOWN BOARD
C. Nolberto, Esq. (Mayor)
C. G. Meza, Esq. (Deputy Mayor)
Hon. A. E. Arthurs
Mrs Stella Avilez
F. Castillo, Esq.
R. Castillo, Esq.
V. E. Young, Esq.
Silk Grass Seine Bight
Sittee Mullins River
PUNTA GORDA TOWN BOARD
Hon. Faustino Zuniga (Mayor) Miss V. Petillo
Z. A. Flores, Esq. J. Roches, Esq.
H; Gonzalez Esq: S. A. Vernon, Esq.
C. L. Martinez, Jr., Esq.
MONKEY RIVER TOWN BOARD
J. Watler, Esq. (Chairman) N. Ramclam, Esq.
B. P. Avila, Esq. Miss A. E. Avila
S. Lozano, Esq. Mrs E. Vansen
A. McBride, Esq.