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published d bh guithority.

VOL. 84.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 1 MAY, 1951. [No. 22.


No. 200.

A meeting of the Legislative Council will be held at (he Coulncil Chamber,
in Kingstown, on Thursday, 3rd Mlay, 1951, at 10 a.m.
2. The Orders of the Day" of this meeting are published as a Supple-
ment to this issue of the Gazett'.
3. A cordial in vi nation to attend is extended lo the general public.
1st May, 1951.
(A. 1/1949).

No. 201.


Under the provisions of Section 8 (1) of the Cotton Protection Ordinance Cap.
37 the undermentioned persons have been appointed Inspectors for the purposes
of the Close Season Regulations :-
E. J. Hamilton A agricultural Assistant (Southern)
R. I. Morris (North Leeward)
J. L. Kidney (Land S/ment Leeward)
R. E. Lockhart .Senior Agricultural Instructor
M. H. Denton Canouan
A. B. Anderson (Marriaqua)
C. M. Leys (Georgetown)
C. V. Walter (Bequia)
E. A. O. Sardine Agricultural Instructor
B. Reddock
O. J. Ollivierre
M. S. Morris
J. H. Cozier
W. A. Phillips


116 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 1 MAY, 1951.--(No. 22).

J. A. De.Freitas
..-H. V. D. Shortte
L. C. Thomas
J. C. Dublin
H. Alexander
C. B. Matthews
A. E. Lawrence
K. D. Bonadie
L. Gooding
P. R. Clouden
Esmond Fitzgerald Caesar
John Alexander
James Roberts
Theophilus Harry
Zacchus Lewis
Cornelius Williams
James Creese
Charles Bartholomew
Donald Cambridge
Christian Adams
Jonathan Babb
Alex Parson
Lisle Brown
1st May, 1951.
(B 14/1951).

No. 202.


The undermentioned persons have
been appointed Licensed Stamp Ven-
dors for the year 1951 :-
CROPPER, -Kin gstown
SON, Esq., -
R. T. SAMUEL, Esq., ,,
FRED J. DARE, Esq., ,,
F. H. SCOTT, Esq. ,,
J. E. RICHARDS, Esq., -Georgetown
CYRIL VELOX, Esq., -Layou.
1st May, 1951.
(Q. 15/1948).

No. 203.


At a. By-Election of the Port Elizabeth
Town Board Mr. ALBAN LLOYD was
unopposed at the nomination ofl candi-
dates held on Monday 23rd April, 1951,
consequently Mr. LLOYD has become a
member of the Port Elizabeth Town
Board in place of Mr. CYRIL MITCHELL
who ceased to be a member having
missed three consecutive meetings.
1st May, 1951.

No. 204.

The under-mentioned Bill which will
be given first reading on 3rd May, 1951,

Junior Agricultural Instructor

Land Settlement Watcher, Bequia
Ranger, Union Island
Field Overseer, Wallilabou
Field Overseer, Petit Bordel
Southern Grenadines

Lowmans Hill (Ld.)
Union Island.
"il Ovrer "allbu

Union Island.

is published with this issue of the
Gazette and may be seen at the Govern-
ment Office, Kingstown Library, Dis-
trict Post Offices, Police Stations and at
all Revenue Office :-
Bill for an Ordinance to implement
an agreement made between the
Government of the Colony of
Saint Vincent and the Colonial
Development Corporation for the
construction maintenance and
hydro-electric works by theCor-
poration in the said Colony.
(P. 2/1951).
1st May, 1951.

No. 205.

Under the Bank Holidays Ordinance,
Monday, the 14th May (Whit Monday),
being a Bank Holiday, all Public Offices
will be closed on that day.
1st May, 1951.

No. 193.
Under the Bank Holidays Ordinance,
Thursday the 24th May (CorpousChristi)
being a Bank Holiday, all Public Offices
will be closed on that day.
24th April, 1951.
(A. 7/1943.)

No. 194.
Under the Bank Holidays Ordinance,
Friday the 25th May is declared a Bank
Holiday for the purpose of celebrating
Empire Day (24th May) which falls on
the same day as Corpus Christi.

SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 1 MAY, 1951.-(No. 22). 117

All Public Offices will, therefore, be
-closed on that day.
24th April, 1951.
; .,,71 ,43.)
No. 199.


A limited number of copies of the
above Report are on sale at Government
Office, Kingstown, at he price of 66c.
per copy.
24th April, 1951.
-: D.W. 7/1943).

No. 198.

Copies of the 'Almanac for 1951,
compiled for the se of Governmdnt
"Departments, may be obtained at the
Government Printing Office, price
twenty-four cents each.
24th April, 1951.

No. 176.


Tenders are invited for the dredging
and clearing of the sea channel through
the reef at Villa Bay, St. Vincent, B. W. I.
Prints of the hydrographic survey
drawings of the St. Vincent Villa Bay
area can be obtained (on written appli-
cation) from the Surveys Office, Public
Works Department, St. Vincent, B. W. I.
Tenders must be addressed to:-
His Honour the Administrator,
Government Office,
Saint Vincent, B. W. I.
should be contained in sealed envelopes
marked-" TENDER FOR ST, VIN-
and should reach the Government Office,
Saint Vincent, B. W. I. not later than
3.00 p.m. on Saturday, 2nid June, 1951.
17th April,.1951.

No. 177.


Applications are invited for appoint-
ment to the post of Caretaker-Pipefitter,
:Sontiern Area Water Supply System.

The salary of :the post, which is -nt
pensionable, is at the rate of $960 per
annrum, rising by annual increments of
$96 to $1,440-per :annum.
A temporary cost of living allowance
at the approved rate I .als.o payable.
Any apfplidatimn nimastbe i-r'the appli-
cant's own handwriting, accompanied by
any credentials and .testimonials -which
the applicant may possess,tand should be
addressed to the -Superintendent of
Works, Public: -Woiks ;D e pa.r't mie n t,
Kingstown:, St. Vincent.- -.,
Applications must reach the above
address not later than' Tuesday, 45th
May, 1951. .
17th April, 1951.
(A. 47/1950).

No. 178.

Applications are invited for appoint-
ment:to the post of Assistant Pipefitter,
Southern Area Water Supply System.
The salary of the post is at the rate of
$480 per annum, rising by annual incre-
ments of $72 to $840 per annum.
A temporary cost of living allowance
at the approved rate is also payable.
Any application must be in the appli-
cant's own handwriting, accompanied by
any credentials and testimonials which
the applicant may possess, and should be
addressed to the Superintendent of
Works, Public Works Department,
Kingstown, St. Vincent.
Applications must reach the above
address not later than Tuesday, 15th
May, 1951.
17th April, 1951.
(A. 47/1950).

No. 186.

IHis Majesty the KING has been gia-
cionsly pleased to approve that Empire
Youth Sunday, 1951, should be observed
on Mlay 6th..
2-Ith April, 1951.
(E. 6/1941).

By Co:mx and,

G(overnvnmh t ,Secrrtary.

1st MTay, 1951.

118 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 1 MAY, 1951.-(No. 22).




The Cambridge Local Higher School
Certificate and School Certificate Exam-
inations will be held at this Centre in
December, 1951.
The fees payable at the Treasury are
as follows :-
(a) University Fee :
H. S. C. 4. 0. 0.
S. C. 2.5.0.
(b) Local Fee:
(H. S. 0. & S. C.) 2.0.
Entry Forms may be obtained from
the Local Secretary, to whom the Forms,
duly filled up, should be returned not
later than Saturday 9th June, 1951.
Information in connexion with pri-
vate entries" may be obtained from the
Local Secretary.
Local Secretary.
28th April, 1951.


Term II, 1951 will begin on Monday,
7th May, 1951, at 10.30 a.m.
13th April, 1951.


Term II, 1951 will begin on Monday,
7th May, 1951, at 10.30 a.m.

Acting Headmistress.

13th April, 1951.


The Magistrate of the Colony will
hold Special Sessions for the purpose of
hearing appeals, of which legal notice
shall have been given, against assess-
ments made by the Town Wardens of
the undermentioned towns at the times
and places following:-
Layou-On Tuesday the 8th day of
May, 1951.
Barrouallie-On Friday the 11th day
of May, 1951.
Ghateaubelair-On Tuesday the 15th
day of May, 1951.
Georgetown-On Friday the 18th day
of May, 1951.
Calliaqua-On Tuesday the 22nd day
of May, 1951.
Port Elizabeth-On Wednesday the
2nd day of May, 1951.

All at 11.00 o'clock in the forenoon.

Magistrate's Office.
20th April, 1951.


It is hereby notified for general information that the following hours have-
been fixed for the receipt at the Customs of all monies payable threat :
From To
On Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 8 a.m. 2 p.m..
On Wednesday 8 a.m. 11 a.m.
The co-operation of Merchants and other interested members of the public is
earnestly requested in order that these new arrangements may function, as.
desired, smoothly and to general advantage.

Colonial Treasurer and Collector of Customs.

The Treasury,
Treasury Chambers,
1st May, 1951.

SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 1 MAY, 1951.--No. 22).



Notice is hereby given that the undermentioned persons having become
defaulters under the "Land and House Tax Ordinance" their properties having
been levied upon will be offered for sale at 12 o'clock noon on Saturday 12th
May, 1951, at the Treasury for the recovery of Taxes due thereon.

Colonial Treasurer.

17th April, 1951.

Browne, Matilda
Dalzine, Mable
Lowmans, Claude

Periera, Joseph
Spence, Osborne
Glasgow, Louisa

Boatswain, Enada
Cupid, Ormond
Mulrain, James Hrs. of

Castle Grant
Preddies Park
Rutland Vale
Fair Hall
Richmond Hill

1 House spot
1 House
1 House

1 acre
4 ac. 2 rd. 17 poles
2 Roods

3 acres
1 House
1 House spot.

.g ,--- [ Price 24 cents. ]


No. of 1951.


AN ORDINANCE to implement an agreement made between the
Government of the Colony of Saint .Vincent and the Colonial
Development Corporation for the construction maintenance
and operation of hydro-electric works by the Corporation in
the said Colony

WHEREAS it is desirable for the economic development of the
Colony that sufficient supplies of electricity should be readily
available and that hydro-electric works should be established in
the Colony for this purpose, and

WHEREAS it is expedient that the Governor be empowered to
-enter into agreements with any, person prepared to ereot such
works and to generate and supply such electricity, and to grant
licences to such persons and to guarantee to them the necessary
advantages and facilities for the proper operation of such an
undertaking, and

WHEREAS the Government has settled with the Colonial
Development Corpolation a statutory body established under an
Act of the Parliament of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
entitled the Overseas Resources Development Act 1948 and having
its principal place of business at 33 Dovcr Street in the County of
London an agreement in the form set out in the Schedule- hereto
subject to the approval of the Legislature, and

WHEREAS the Legislature of the Colony approved the-said
agreement on the day of 1951



SHydro-Electric. '



t o make
* Schedule

of electric
dUiring c
S of licenci
except f(

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED by the Governor with-the advice and-,
consput of the Legislative Council of St. Vincent as follows;-

:e & -1. This Ordinance may be .cited, as the Hydro-:lectric
cement. Ordinance 1951 and shall come into operation on a date to be-
appointed by the Governor by proclamation published in the
.c Gazette. .

;ation. 2. \In this Ordinance unless the context otherwise requires:-
authorized person" means any person duly authorised by a
licencee to do any act for the purposes herein mentioned;
"the Corporation" means the Co lonia 1 Development.
electricity means electricity, electric voltage, electric current,*
electric energy or any like agency;
electric line means a wire or wires, conductor or other'
means used for the purpose of conveying, transmitting or
distributing electricity; with any casing, coating, covering,
tube, pole, or insulator enclosing, surrounding or supporting
the same or any part thereof-or any apparatus connected
S: therewith for thepurpose of conlveyiNg, transmitting or
distributing electricity;
Iccal authority means any authority having municipal or
administrative jurisdiction over and'within any area for
which any rights are conferred by this Ordinance;
person includes bodies of persons and corporations;.
works means the works authorised -by this Ordinance and
includes any hydraulic, electric, mechanical, constructional
lines, areas, works, buildings, machinery, appliances,
engines, matter or things of whatever description, required
in connection with the generation and supply of electricity.

3. The Governor is hereby ..empowered -to enter into an
ed agreement. with the Corporation- in the terms of the schedule
hereto and to grant to the Corporation an exclusive licence to
it with generate, distribute, and sell electricity for the periods andon -the
ion terms and- conditions shown in the said Schedule which latter
shall have the force of lawas if enacted in.this Ordinance

orni etc 4. (1) During the currency of the said licence granted to the
city Corporation it shall not be lawful for any person to generate,
currency distribute Or sell electricity within the Colony save for his own.use.
e -' (2)Any person acting in contravention of the preceding
S- subsection shall be guilty of a~n offence thereunder..and shall be
)r owpi liaibe on suminary conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred
and forty dollars or to imprisonment wVith or without hard. abogr
-- fq~ia period not exceeding six months; and 'ii, addition thereto


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hie may be ordered by the court within such time as the, court may -
prescribeto dismantle his equipment at his own expense, and if-
.'he shall fail to obey the order of the Court within the prescribed
tiie, the 'Court may order the equipment to be forthwith
'dismantled and the expenses thereby incurred shall be paid by
the person against whom the order has been made.

5. (1) The Corporation or aly person or body acting under Corporation
its authority may :- may erect works
(a) erect or fix in, onr, under or overhanging any land, any on land for
posts, wire, works or other apparatus intended to be used purposes of
S-.in the installation or working of the hydro-electric Hydro-electric'
undertaking :- PROVIDED that the Cprporation shall first undertaking -
give notice in'writing to the owner or occupier of any
private land, if such owner or occupier can reasonably be
ascertained or post up such notice conspiciiously .on the
S land if the owner or occupier cannot be ascertained, ofhis
intention to -erect or fix thereon any such post, wire, works,
or.other apparatus, and if such owner or occupier shall,
within'three days from the service of such notice, give
notice in -writing to the Corporation of his objection
thereto,, the matter shall be referred to the Governor and-
no entry shall be made on such land for such purpose
-unless and until the Governor-in-Council shall so direct;
(b) alter, substitute, repair or remove such post, wire, works
or other apparatus when so erected or fixed'as aforesai4
at all times when, in the opinion of the Corporation, the
same may be necessary or desirable;
-(2) Subject as aforesaid the Corporation or anly authorized
S person may enter upon any land and may :-
(a) clear such land;
S (b) dig the soil and remove the surface of such land;-
(c) temporarily close or obstruct' such-land; and
('d) 'generally do all acts and things necessary for the carrying
S into effect of any such purpose.


6.--, In the course of construction and for ,the more effective
Working of the hydro-electric undertaking, the Corpora icn shall
have power, by their officers and agents duly authorised for that
purpose to enter upon and.to cut and remove from any public or
private lands, any tree or any branch, bough, or other part of a
Street growing on such lands within one hundred],feet of any main
or sub-main used for conducting electricity and which may tend
'to interfere with, endanger or otherwise prejudciially,affect the
.working of the undertaking; but ho such officer br-duly authorisad
agent of .the Corpbration shall, except with the consent of the
Soccupier, enter upon any private lands under the provisions of this
section until after the expiration of three days notice in writing
- given to the occupier of the land or posted up conspicuously
thereon :

iCutting trees
and boughs


/ I

"" 1951.

Hydro-Electric. 1' -- 1951.

SProvided that where any condition exists which is dangerous
or .is interrupting. or threatening to interrupt, the -supply of
electric energy to the distribution system or any partthereof, the .
officers of. the Corporation may immediately enter uoon any
Public or private lands and take whatever action is nec.sa ry to,-
establish safe conditions or to ensure the continuity of the supply.
of electric energy, without the consent or-nowledge of -the owner.
Whereverthe officers'of the Corporation take action under the
terms of this .proviso the Corporation shall inform the. owner of
S the action taken within three- days thereof.

Obstructing 7. Any person who obstructs or attempts to obstruct the
'Corporation etc. Corporatio, or any authorised person in the lawfkfl perfoilmace
cf any of the powers conferred b7 ;eci ion 5 oQ'6 of I hi Ordinance
.shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary.:
conviction to.a fine not-exceedihg two hundred and forty dollars
: or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a. period not
exceeding six months.


', -.

nation :8. (1) Compensation for any tree cut, or any building or
growing' crop or other private property injured or destroyed in-
consequence of any act lawfully done in pursuance of the-powers.ii
conferred by this Ordinance, shall be paid by the Corporation to
the owner or other person interested- in such tree, building, crop
or other property.
(2) The amount of. such compensation shall, '-failing
agreement, be determined by'two arbitrators one to be appointed
by the Corporation and the 6ther by the owner or person'
interested and in the event of their disagreement, by an umpire,
to be chosen by such arbitrators.

maliciously or 9. The owner or person in charge of any private land who
relessly maliciously or carelessly fells, lops or trims any--tree so as to cause'
pping trees damage to any post, wire, or other apparatus erected or fixed for ;
using damage- the hydro-electric undertaking shall be guilty .of an offence: and/ ;,
shall:in addition- to any-.penalty that may be imposed on him, be*: : .
S liable to pay the expenses of remedying the' damage so caused.

- Unlawful- and-
damage -


S10. Any person who unlawfully and maliciously cuts, breaks "
throws down, destroys, injures or removes any wire, post, or other ~
matter or thing whatsoever being part of or being used .or..:
employed in or about the hydro-electric undertaking shall be,
liable -on summary conviction to: imprisonment with or without-':
hard labour for a period not exceeding-two years.:'

S11: Any person who maliciously or friuiehTten tly alisttacts or,.
consumes or uses any electricity shall -:,. guity of larceny and -i
- shall be liable on summary conviction to. -imprisonment withf- or:'
without hard labour for a period not-excetding two years.

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12. Any person not being duly authorised by the Corporation,
who taps or tampers with the electricity supply system or diverts
any portion thereof to any improper or unauthorised purpose
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to the same
punishment as if he had been convicted of larceny under section
11 of this Ordinance.

13. Any consumer who wilfully--or fraudulently, or by
culpable negligence, injures or suffers to be injured an electric line,
meter or other apparatus 'belonging to the Corporation, or alters
the index of any meter, or prevents any meter from duly registering
the quantity of energy supplied, or fraudulently extracts consumes
'or uses electric energy of the Corporation, shall (without prejudice
to any Other right or remedy for the protection of theCorporation
or the punishment of the offender) for every such offence, be
liable to a penalty not exceeding one hundred and twenty dollars
and to a further penalty not exceeding twenty four dollars for
every day after the first day during which such offence, continues;
and the Corporation may, in- addition thereto, recover from, such
consumer the amount of any damage by them sustained, and in
any. case in which any -consumer has wilfully or fraudulently
injured or suffered to be injured any electric line, meter or
fittings belonging to the Corporation, or altered the index to any
meter, or prevented any meter from duly registering the quantity
of energy supplied, the Corporation may also, until the matter
complained of has been remedied, but no longer, discontinue the
supply of electricity to the consumer so offending (notwithstanding
any agreement or contract previously existing) ; and the existence
of artificial means for causing such alteration or prevention, or
for fraudulently abstracting, consuming or using electricity of
the Corporation, when such meter is under the custody or control
of the consumer, shall be pi ima facie evidence that such
alteration, prevention, abstraction or- consumption as the case
may be has been-fraudulently, knowingly and wilfully caused by
the'consumer using such meter.

14. Any officer appointed by the Corporation may, at all
reasonable times, enter any premises to which electricity is or has
been supplied by the Corporation, in order to inspect the electric
lines, meters, accumulators, fittings, works and apparatus for the
supply, of electricity belonging to the Corporation, and for the
purpose of ascertaining the quantity of electricity consumed or
supplied, or where a supply of electricity is no longer required, or
-where the Corporation is authorised to take away and cut off the
supply of electricity from any premises;, for the purpose of
removing any electric lines, meters, accumulators, fittings, works
or apparatus .belonging to the Corporation: Provided that the
Corporation shall repair all damage caused by such entry,
inspection or removal. And provided further that should anyone


Liability of

Power of entry
for ascertaining
quantity of
consumed etc




Electric lines
etc not
distrainable in
certain cases.

Recovery of


wilfully and maliciously place or erect anything which impedes
or hinders the easy entry, inspection, maintenance or removal of
their property the Corporation shall remove same at the cost-of
the occupier of the premises and shall not be responsible for any
damage caused by such removal.

15. Where any electric lines, meters, accumulators, fittings,
works or apparatus belonging to the Corporation are placed in or
upon any premises not being in the possession of the Corporation
for the purpose of supplying electricity, such electric lines, meters,
accumulators, fittings; works, or apparatus shall not be subject to
distress or the landlord's remedy for rent of the premises where
the same may be, nor to be taken in execution under any process
of a Court of' justice, or under any proceeding in bankruptcy or
insolvency against the person in whose possession the same-may

16. If any person or persons; local authority, or company
neglect to pay within two months any charge for electricity or
any other sum due from .them to'the Corporation in respect of
the supply of electricity, the Corporation may cut off such supply,
and for that purpose may cut or disconnect any electric line or
other work-through which electricity may be supplied, and may
until such charge or other sum, together with- any expenses
incurred by the Corporation in cutting off such supply of
electricity as aforesaid, is- fully paid, but no longer, discontinue
the supply of electricity to such person or persons, local authority
or company.

-17. (1) After consultation with the Corporation and after
considering any representations made by the Corporation or by
any other interested party the Governor-in-Council may 'make
rules :-
(a) For the protection of consumers and of the public generally
against personal injury or damage to property and for the
-testing and inspection of electrical wiring fittings or
(b) To ensure the provision of a regular supply-of electricity
aiid the due fulfilment by the Corporation of the
obligations undertaken by it under the terms of the
Schedule hereto and to provide for such modifications as
may be appropriate in the event of any partial or
temporary failure of the supply through Act of God, war,
accident, industrial dispute, failure of machinery, or any
other cause beyond the control of the Corporation;
(c) to provide for such enquiries as may be necessary in
connection with the matters mentioned inparagraphs (a)
and (b) of this sub-section.
(2) All such rules shall be published in the Gazette and shall
have the force and effect of law.

1951. -


18. Any such rules may impose penalties for oifences against
the same,-or for failure or omission to observe or comply with the
provisions of the same or any of them, such penalties not to
exceed twenty-four dollars for each offence, with or without
further penalties for continuing offences, not exceeding, for any
continuing offence, two dollars and forty cents for every day
during which the offence continues.

19. All losses, damages or injuries caused by the Corporation,
their servants, agents or contractors in the construction,
operation or maintenance of the woiks contemplated by this
Ordinance to any property of the Crown, the Government or to
any local authority shall be paid by the Corporation.

20. The Corporation shall be answerable for all damages
and injuries caused through the fault or negligence of the
Corporation or of any person in their employment, by reason of
or in, consequence of any of the Corporation's works and shall
-avr. harmless all authorities, companies, bodies or persons by
whom any street or road is repairable from all damage and costs
in respect of those damages and injuries.

21. Nothing in this Ordinance shall exonerate the
Corporation from any indictment, action or other proceedings for
nuisance in the event of any nuisance being caused or permitted
by tlom.

22. Any person found guilty of an offence against this
Ordinance for which no special penalty is provided by this
Ordinance shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not
exceeding one hundred and twenty dollars or to imprisonment
with or without hard labour for a period not exceeding six

23. It is hereby declared that for the purposes of the Income
Tax Ordinance 1948 or of any other enactment which provides
for differential rates of tax or duties leviable upon companies as
opposed to persons or bodies of persons the Corporation shall be
regarded as a company

24. The following Ordinances are hereby repealed.
(a) The Electricity Supply and Refrigeration Ordinance 1937
(b) The Electricity Supply and Refrigeration (Amendment)
Ordinance 1944
(c) The Electricity Supply and Refrigeration (Amendment)
Ordinance 1945
(d) The Electricity Supply and Refrigeration (Amendment)
Ordinance 1946

Penalties for
breach of rules

Damages to
public property
by Corporation

responsible for
damage caused
by them.



Corporation ,to
be company for
purposes of
Income Tax
No. 23 of 1948
No. 25 of 1937
No. 12 of 1944

No. 32 of 1945

No. 20 of 1946

No. Hydro-Electric. 1951.


One thousand nine hundred and fifty BETWEEN His Honour
Walter Fleming Coutts the officer admiinistering the Government of the Colony
of Saint Vincent and acting herein for and on behalf of the said Goverhment -
(hereinafter called "the Government" which expression shall wlrerever the
context so allows include his successors in office) of the one part and the
COLONIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION a statutory body established under
an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain and 'Northern Ireland entitled the
Overseas Resources, Development Act 1948 and having its principal place of
busine's at 33 Dover Street in the County of London (hereinafter-called "the
Corporation ") of the OTHER PART
WHEREAS it is desirable for the economic development of Saint Vincent that
a proper and sufficient supply of electricity should be made available and that an
hydro-electric works should be established for the provision of such supply, and
WHEREAS the Governor is empowered by an Ordinance of the Legislature of
Saint Vincent entitled the Hydro-Electric Ordinance 1951 to enter into agreements
and to- grant licences to any person or corporation prepared to undertake the
erection of hydro-electric works and the generation distribution and sale of
electricity, and
WHEREAS the Corporation is, prepared to erect such works and undertake
such generation distribution and sale -
1. In this agreement unless the context otherwise requires, words and phrases
defined in the Hydro-Electric Ordinance 1951 shall have the same meanings as are
therein given to them.
2. This Agreement shall come into operation on the date of signature and
shall continue until the expiration of the third period, of the licence as hereinafter
defined unless it shall be determined under any of the provisions hereof.'
3. In consideration of the covenants by the Corporation herein contained
the Government shall-grant to the Corporation a sole and exclusive licence to
generate, transmit, distribute and sell electric energy in the Colony of Saint
Vincent on the terms and conditions hereinafter appearing.
4. The licence shall commence on the Thirty-first day of December One
thousand nine hundred and fifty-two or on such earlier date as the Corporation
shall notify to the Government as the date on which it is ready to commence .
operations and such date shall in either case be called the Appointed Day."
PROVIDED however that if the Corporation shall be prevented by Act of God, war,
act of the King's enemies, civil commotion, industrial unrest, or any other cause
beyond its control, from commencing operations by the Thirty-first day of
December One thousand nine-hundred and fifty-two the Appointed Day shall be
such date thereafter as the Corporation may notify the Government as being the
date on which it is prepared to commence operations.

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5. Save as provided hereafter the licence-shall continue in force for eighty
years divided into three periods of thirty years, twenty-five years, and twenty-five
years, to be known respectively as the first, second, and third periods on the
following terms and conditions :-
(a) For the first period, on the terms and conditions contained in-these
(b) For the second period, on the terms and conditions herein contained
except that the statutory maximum lighting rates and power rates and
the maximum charges for street lighting services shall be such as may
be agreed between the Corporation and the Government, or local
authority as the case may be, or failing agreement, as may be established
S by arbitration under the provisions of clause 23 hereof;
(c) For the third period, on such terms and conditions as the parties may
agree, or failing, agreement, as may be established by arbitration' in
accordance with the provisions of clause 23 hereof;
PROVIDED firstly that it shall be open to either of the parties at the end of
twenty-five years to commence negotiations with the other for the purchase by the
Government of the whole of the undertaking for which provision is made in these
presents including all land, buildings, plant, equipmelft, transmission distribution
and service lines, meters, spare parts, stores and appurtenances used for or in
connection with, the Corporation's electricity supply operations in the Colony on
the basis of :
(i) The physical value of the assets of the undertaking at the time; and
(ii) The amount expended on development by the Corporation during the
currency of the agreement; and
(iii) Compensation to the Corporation for the net loss of profits during the
following thirty years, that is, until the end of the second period of the
and in arriving at the appropriate figures under this heading it should be open to
the parties to appoint-an independent valuer toassist them; and
PROVIDED secondly that the Government may by giving to the Corporation
not later than three years before the end of the second period, notice in writing of
its intention so to do, purchase at the end of the second period the whole
undertaking as hereinbefore defined for the actual physical value at that time
without any addition for compulsory purchase, goodwill, or actual or potential
'profits; and
PROVIDED thirdly that in the event of the purchase by the Government of
the undertaking under either the first or second of these provisos the licence to
the Corporation shall forthwith cease and be determined.
6.. The Corporation shall have the right to harness water power throughout
Saint Vincent at such sites as Government reserves for public electricity supply
purposes whether on Crown or private lands without payment for water rights :
PROVIDED that this right shall not be so employed as to prohibit the use of
existing water wheels or hydraulic turbines by their owners nor to abrogate the
right of anyone to use the water power of that part of any river within the confines
of his property, where this has not previously been reserved for public electricity
supply purposes.

7,. The Government shall reserve for the generation of electric energy by
hydro-electric works for public electricity supply purposes all the water power.
rights of 'the COLONARIE RIVER from its sources to. the point where'the intake
to the BELLEVUE CANAL is situated, and no development for any other purpose
-of those stretches of the above rivers and their tributaries shall be allowed
8. The Government shall declare the watershed of the Colonarie River to be...
a Forest Reserve and shall take effective action to maintain protect and improve
the forest cover in the area reserved throughout .he whole time that this licence
continues in force.
9. Whenever requested by the Copporation, the Government; shall acquire under
the provisions of.the Land Acquisition Ordinance or any other Ordinance passed
for the purpose, any land reasonably required by the Corporation for intakes,
tanks, pipe-tracks, poles, transmission lines, power stations, access roads and all
other appurtenances of hydro-electric'and other..electricity generating plants,
sub-stations, transmission lines and distribution systems, and shall transfer the-
freehold thereof to the Corporation at the. actual cost of acquisition.
10. Whenever requested by the Corporation, the Goverfiment shall transfer
,free of cost to the Corporation the freehold ri any Crown land required by the
Corporation .for intakes, pipe-tracks, tanks, poles, transmission lines,, power
stations, access roads and all other appurtenances' of hydro-electric and other--'
electricity generating plants, sub-stations, transmission lines- and distribution
11. The Corporation shall have the power to rur pipe lines, poles, transmission
lines and distribution systems along the public rqads of the' Colony without
payment of wayleaves, fees or any other changes : .
PROVIDED that any excavation or any other disturbance of the road surface
shall be reinstated by the Corporation to the satisfaction of the Superintendent,
of.Works, and in the case of roads under the jurisdiction of a local authority, to
the satisfaction of that'authority.
-12. The Government shall admit free of all customs or other duties and
landing tax.all.plant; equipment and materials for the construction, maintenance
and operation of ;_hdro-electr i and other electricity generating plants,
transmission afd distribution, systems, office supplies and equipment, buildings,
consumer services and other appurtenances of electricity supply systehis used for
public electricity supply purposes: PROVIDED that this exemption shall: net :
apply to plant, equipment or appliances imported for resale or rent. "
13. (i) ,The Corporation shall be granted a tax'holiday for seven years from
the Appointed Day. -
(ii) The effect of such a tax holiday shall be that--
'(a) No-tax shall.be payable under the Income Tax Ordinance during
the currency of sucli holiday; and
S (b) Capital allowances or any other allowance for wear and tear or
depreciation for which provision is made in the'Income Tax
Ordinance shall first come into effect upon the termination of

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such tax holiday. All capital expenditure incurred during the
STax Holiday shall, for the purposes of calculating such
allowances due after the termination of the tax holiday, be
deemed to have been incurred, on the first day thereafter.
14. The Government shall not impose any tax on electric energy to be paid
by the Corporation and any tax imposed by the Government on electric energy
shall be paid by the consumer : PROVIDED that no such tax shall be imposed
during the first fifteen years computed from the Appointed Day, nor. at any time
at a rate which will have the effect of unreasonably restricting the use by the
public of electric energy for any purpose.
15. The Government agrees to use electric energy from the Corporation's
electric supply system for all power and other purposes in all Government
factories, plants, works and installations situated where this power is available.
16. The Government shall sell to the Corporation those parts of the existing
electrical distribution system in the Colony which in the opinion of the
Corporation can be incorporated in the new distribution system at a price based
on the fair market value at the time of purchase after making allowance for the
cost of modifications required for working the new system. In the event of
failure to agree as to the price the matter shall be settled by arbitration.
17. (a) The Government shall sell to the Corporation the' Cold Storage and
Ice Factory in Kingstown including the freehold tenure of the site
'at a physical valuation to' be carried out at the time of transfer of
this installation. In the event of failure to agree as to price the
matter shall be settled by arbitration
(b) The date of sale shall be the Appointed Day.
(c) The Government undertakes to operate and maintain the existing
plant in good order until the day of sale.
(d) The Government agrees that it will not undertake any major capital
expenditure upon the plant between the date of this agreement and-
the date of sale except after consultation and agreement with the
(e) The Government agrees that after the date of sale it will not instal
and operate a-cold storage and ice-making plant within ten miles of
Kingstown or Georgetown.
18. The Corporation shall have the right to acquire such part of the site,
buildings, machinery and equipment of the existing Government Power House in
Kingstown as may be necessary for the purposes of the new scheme, such assets to
be paid for at a physical valuation made at the time of transfer. In the event of
failure to agree as to price the matter shall be settled by arbitration.
19. The Corporation shall be entitled to purchase from the Government any
items of equipment and plant already imported or ordered by the Government at
the net landed price paid or payable by the Government for such equipment,
provided :-
(a) That the cost of any repairs necessary to put the equipment in full
working order shall be borne by the Government, and



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(b) That'if any such equipment is found to be unuseable the Corporation
shall be entitled to be reimbursed 'by the,Government the amotint, if
Sany, by which the price of equipment -necessarily purchased to replace
such unuseable equipment, exceeds the net landed. cost to the
Goernmeit of such unuseable- equipment.,
20. .The Government shall improve the existing cart-road from South Rivers
Village to Silver Spoon Ford to that standard where it is passable to a fully loaded
Jeep or Landrover and trailer and maintain it at this-standard.
S 21. -The Corporation shall construct instal and, put into service on or before'
the "Appointed. Day "-
(i) A hydro-electric 'generating plant comprising head and intake- works at
Silver Spoon Ford on the Colonarie River a pipeline and penstocktherefrom to a
selected site at S6utp Rivers Village, and a power louse on this site containing
Two-275 K W hydro-electric generating sets with switch gear step-up transformers
and all other' necessary equipment and having therein space for the installation
of a third 275 K W generating- set or other suitable plant in the future.
-. (ii) An-11,000 volts 3 phase overhead main transmission line from the Power
Statid.n"to Kingstown constructed to British Standard-Specification No. 1320 of
1946, arid 'branch 11,000 volts transmission lines extending therefrom to
Georgetown, Mesopotamia and Camden Park of single phase or 3 .phase
construction at the Corporation's choice and built to British Standard, Specification
1320 of 1946. t '
(iii) Suitable step-down transformers and overhead distribution lines to give.
a public electricity-supply service for industrial, commercial, and domestic lighting'
and power, and the lighting of public streets and roads in the following areas :-
(a) In the streets in ,Kingstown and its environd,- Georgetown,-'
--Mesopotamia and Camden Park as enumerated in'the schedule hereto.
(b) By agreement in other areas according to demand for-the service
subject to an undertaking by prospective users or by Governmen't to take or .
Spay for or guarantee- a minimum consumption of energy, the net revenue
: '- _from which represents a reasonable return on the capital cost of the mains
..andfpparatus required,to provide the service.
(iv The voltage for domestic and lighting supply. shall be 230 volts and'this
shall be maintained by the Corporation within,plus 4% and minus 8% measured.
at the consumers' terminals.
.- (v) The Frequency of supply shall be 50 cycles per second and this shall be
maintained within plus 3% and minus 3%. '
(vi)- The system' of distribution shall be 3 phase 4 wire for 400 volts between
phases and 230 volts between line and neutral, single phase 3 wire for 460 volts
S. between line and neutral the neutral in each case being, earthed, or single phas4
2 wire for 230 volts between lines with one line earthed and designated "the
neutral-", all these systems to be used the choice in each particular case being by
the Co'rporation according to load conditions and the most economical method of
Provided that any consumer may under special contract with thb Corporation
.take a supply direct from the H.T. transmission System and step this down in his
own transformers and for his exclusive use to any voltage of his own choice,

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No. : Hydro-ElectriC; 1951.

22. (a) The Corporation shall be entitled to charge the following maximum
rates hereinafter called statutory rates "-
(i) Lighting Rate 24V per unit during the first 4 years from the.
S Appointed Day .reducing thereafter by 1 per unit each year until the price-
shall.be 20 per 'unit. Minimum monthly charge shall be $1.00 There shall
be no charge for meter rent.
(ii) Power Rate applicable to industrial power installations having more.
Than 5 H.P. of electric-motors installed.
-: :.- A Service charge of,$1.00 per month 'per K.W, capacity-of all motors and
a: appliances connected (portable appliances being counted as connected and each -
.H.P. of m6tor r-nameplates.rating being calculated as % IK.W.) -plus 6'6 per unit
codnsumed during the first years from,the Appointed Day reducing-to 50 per unit.
(b)- The Corporation shall enter into contracts with Government or Local
Authorities to provide a street, lighting service including the provision of street
Slighting-fittings and lamps at ari agreed schedule of monthly, charges per lamp
.according to the size and type computed on the basis of not more.than 84 per unit
Sfor energy consumed for all night lighting, plus reasonable charges -for hire and
maintenance of fittings aid lamp renewals, with a guaranteed minimum annual
revenue. In the event of failure to agree to a Schedule of monthly charges or the
guaranteed minimum annual rental the matter shall be referred to arbitration.
(c) The- Cgrporation shall initiate, the electricity supply, service at the
following general tariff :-
; .(i) Lighting
At the Statutory rate, or
(ii) General Domestic Rate
A First Block of units numerically equal to the total floor area in square feet
of the house (including verandahs, kitchen and servants quarters and by
Agreement any additional outbuilding which may be lit) divided by 150 with a
maximum of 25 units at the statutory lighting-rate. A Seeond Block of. 50 units
at 80 per unit. All additional consumption at 4 per unit. Minimum monthly
charge'shall be equal to the price of the assessed First Block or $1.50 whichever is.
the higher. -
Applies to offices,'stores; hotels and other business premises-Lighting at the
statutory rate
.Power--refrigerators, cobkers small motors and the like. First 50 units
consumption at 10 per unit; all additional consumption at 5' per unit. The
Minimum charge shall be $1.00 per month per K.W-. of installed capacity.
Note Power and Lighting circuits shall be separately metered.
At the statutory rate or such lower rates as may be negotiated with individual
large power users. _,:

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No. : :Hydro-Electric., 1951.

(d) The Corporatioh shall supply Government, or Municipal installations with
electric energy at the ::i '.i 1ii general tariff in force at any time less a discount ...
of 10% except that street lighting shall be provided under the terms of clause (b)
-- 23. Any arbitrator appointed to settle matters or disputes arising out of this
S agreement shall be appointed by agreement between the tio parties, or failing
such agreement, the 'Governor of the Windward, Islands, shall be approached to-
make such-an appointment arid such arbitrator shall be a person qualified ad -
expeiienced in the technicalitiesaind economics of public electricity supply.
24. 'If at any time subsequent-to'the fifth yqa'r after the Appoirited. Day the ::
Corporation represents to the Government that the undertaking cannot be carried
on without loss at the-then e:xi tin- .rates, the Government at its-discretion may
agree to an adjustment of tariff rates or may revoke the licence., If the
Government should so revoke the licence it may. if it thinks fit purchase the
undertaking for the actuaT physical value at. that time of, the building, works,. -
plant and materials without any addition for conipulsory, purchase, goodwill,-;- r
actual or potential profits, such value to be determined by agreement 'or by.
In witness whereof the Officer administering the governme t of the Colony
has hereunto set his hand and has caused the Seal of the Colony to be hereunto
affixed and the Corporation has caused its Common Seal to be affixed the day and
year hereinabove first written.

by Walter Fleming Coutts in the presence
of .......... .............. .......................... ............

-Government Secretary by whom the -Seal
of the Colony wasdaffixed
The COMMON SEAL of the Colony
was hereunto affixed by .


in the presence of '

..................... ...................................

...D i...tor ......................

Passed the Legislative Coutneil this day of 1951.

(P 2/1951). C GlerjC of, Legislative Ceuncil..




The object of thia bill is to provide for the construction, niaintenance and
operation 6f hydro-electrie works in the Colony in pursuance of an 'agreement
between the Govkrnment of the Colony & the Colonial Development Corporation -
for.this purpose.

Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
26th April 1951.

Crown Attorney.




Meeting of the Council to be held at the Council Charhber, Kingstown, on
Thursday, 3rd M4y, 1951, at 10 a.m.

1. Prayers
2. Confirmation of Minutes
(Minutes of the meeting held gn 2nd November, 1950).
3. Announcements
4. Notices of Motions
5. Petitions
6. Papers (See Schedule)
7. Questions

The Honourable G. A. McIntosh, Member for Kingstown, to ask the following
1. In view of the fact that the housing scheme for rental of houses at Montrose
to poor persons has not been carried out,. will! Government consider
-repairing the Low Point house and dividing it up into rooms so that persons
with slender means can be accommodated there at small rentals?
2. Will Government please state what is the present position with regard to
the intended extension of Kingstown?

The Honourable Crown Attorney to move :-
BE IT RESOLVED that this Council approve the Draft Agreement and licence
which this Government proposes to enter into with the Colonial Development
Corporation whereby the Corporation undertakes to erect hydro-electric works',
and to generate distribute and sell electricity in the Colony.

The Honourable G. A. McIntosh, Member for Kingstown to move :-
"In view of the fact that the majority of people in the Windward Islands are
miserably poor, and also in view of the fact that retrenchment is necessary in
Government, and also in view of the fact that recent happenings in Grenada
demonstrate that immediate attention should be given to the matter as taxation
is becoming very.burdensome on the taxpayers :
BE IT RESOLVED that this Council recommend the abolition of the post of
Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Windward Islalds."

The Honourable E. A. C. Hughes, Nominated Member to move :-
"RESOLVED that a Committee be appointed to examine the working of the
Income Tax Ordinance, 1948, and all amendments thereto with a view to making
recommendations for change where necessary or desirable."

The Honourable Colonial Treasurer to move :-
"That this Council approves the Schedules of Additional Provision required
to meet expenditure in excess of the Estimates for the year 1950, for the period
October to December, 1950.

The Honourable S. F. Bonadie, Member for South Windward to move :
"That this Council approves the introduction of a Bill for an Ordinance for
the incorporation of certain persons as Trustees of the Mission known as the
General Council of Co-operating Baptist Missions of North America.

Legislative Council (Elections) Bill
Hydro-Electric Bill
Pensions (Amendment) Bill
Entertaimnents (Amendment) Bill

Agrieulture Bill

General Loan and Stock (Amendment) Bill

In Typesoript-Report on the St. Vincent Police Force for the year 1950.

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