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VOL. 4.] SAINT VIN( ENT, TUESDAY, 11 DECEMBER, 1951. [No. 65.


No. 597.
With reference to Government Notice No. 596 of 5th December, His
-Excellency the Governor, Brigadier Sir R I. H. ARUNDELL. K.C.M.G., O.B.E.,
returned to Grenada on the morning of 6th Decemne-r. 1951.
11th December, 1951.
(A 2/1950).
No. 598.
The annual Budget Session of the Legislative Council will be held at the
Council ChambeI, Kingstown, on Thursday, 20th December, 1951, at 10 a.m.
A cordial invitation to attend is extended to the general public.
11th December, 1951.
(A. 1/1949).

No. 599.

It is notified for general information
that H.M.S. SNIPE will be open to
visitors on Wednesday 12th December
between the hours of 1.30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
(ith December, 1951.
(S. 2/49).

No. 600.

The under-iwn persons have
been appointed to serve on a Committee
to consider taxation generally, and( to
review revenue during the year 1952:-

Honourable V. D. ARCHER, Colonial
Treasurer, C/iairman,
Honourable J. A. BAYNES, Member
of the Legislative Council,
Honorable S. E. SLATER, Member
of the Legislative Council,
Honourable E. A. C. HUGHES, Mem-
ber of the Legislative Council,
F. J. CLARKE, Esquire,
R. N. EUSTACE, Esquire,-Represen-
tative of the Chamber of Com-
C. deB. BARNARD, Esquire,-Repre-
sentative of the Arrowroot Asso-
presentative of the Planters'

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-88 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 11 DECEMBER, 1951.-(No. 65).

H. A. DAVIS, Esquire,-Representa-
tive of the Kingstown Town
LEROY ADAMS, Esquire,-Represen-
tative of the Workingmen's Asso-
Secretary : 0. S. BARROW, Esquire.
11th December, 1951.
(C. 55/1949).

No. 601.


With reference to Government Notice
No. 487 published in the Government
Gazette of 9th October, 1951, Miss
resumed duties at the Medical Depart-
ment with effect from 26th November,
11th December, 1951.
(P. F. 451).

No. 602.

Mr. ALBERT WILLIAMS was elected a
member of the Georgetown Town Board
with effect from 3rd December, 1951.
11th December, 1951.
(A 5/1949).
No. 603.

The following documents are publish-
ed with this issue of the Gazette :-
S.R. & 0. No. 116.-The Export
Duties (Amendment No. 2) Or-
der, 1951.
(J. 16/1948).

S.R. & 0. No. 117.--The Prices Con-
trol (Amendment No. 44) Notice,
(T. 20/1949).
1th December, 1951.

No. 604.

The Accounts of the Colony for the
period 1st January to 30th September,
1951, are published with this issue of
the Gazette.
1lth December, 1951.

No. 605.
Copies of minutes of meeting of the
Legislative Council held on the 1st
November, 1951. which may also be
seen at the Government Office, Kings-
town Library, and at all Revenue Offices

and District Post Offices, are published
with this issue of the Gazette.

By Command,

Acting Government Secretary.

11th December, 1951.



Applications are invited for fillingthe
vacant post of Headmaster, Grenada
Boys' Secondary School. The salary of
the post, which is pensionable, is $2,880
(600) per annum rising by annual in-
crements of $96 (20) to $3,120 (650)
per annum in addition to a temporary
cost of living allowance at the rate of
$480 (100) per annum. Appointment
may be made at the maximum salary
of the grade if necessary, should the
qualifications of the candidate appear to
justify such a concession.
.2. The qualifications required are a
University degree, professional training
in education appropriate experience, and
an interest in elementary school work.
At least two testimonials should ac-
company the application.
3. The Headmaster will be required
to take charge of the boarding establish-
ment in consideration of which he will
be provided with free quarters.
4. The average daily attendance of
the School is 300 and the boarding estab-
lishment can accommodate 50 students.
5. Applications should be addressed
to the Administrator. Administrator's
Office, Grenada, and should be received
not later than 165 .Decel ber, 1951.
A dm inis'rator, Grenada.
26th October, 1951.



The attention of all consumers is
drawn to an amendment, No. 110 of
1951. to the Electricity Supply and Re-
frigeration Regulations gazetted on the
J3th November. ,wh reby the reconnec-


tion fees for consumers who have been
*disconnected for arrears of accounts
have been amended to :-
(a) Places within a radius of half a
mile from the Power Station, a
minimum of 50c.
(b) For places beyond a radius of half
a mile from the Power Station,
a minimum of 50c., with an in-
crease of 30c. per mile up to a
maximum of $1.40.
These charges will come into imme-
-diate effect.
Consumers are requested to read the
notice at the head of their bills, which
requires payment of accounts by the
15th of each month.
Acting Superintendent,
Electricity & Telephone Department.
7th December, 1951.
(P. 23/1943).

The undermentioned Livestock have
been seized for a breach of Section 4 (1)
of the Import and Export (Control)
Regulations 1939 as amended by Section
2 of the Import (Control) Regulations
Five (5) goats
Eight (8) sheep
Collector of Customs.
11th December, 1951.


The Treasury will b o opened for the
transaction of busin-ss at 8 a.m. on the
28th and 31st December, instead of
"9 a.m.
27th November, 1951.


Notice is hereby given that local pen-
:sioners will be paid on Friday the 28th
Decelmber, 1951.
27it November, 1951.


1. Notice is hereby given that Con-
tra.coris. MNIrlchants, and all other per-
sons having claims against the Govrn-
ment for articles supplied or services
performed are requested to submit their

accounts to the Department concerned
on or before the 15th December.
2. Failure to submit claims in due
time may result in such not being paid
within the current year.
3. All -persons indebted to the Gov-
ernment Departments are requested to
settle their accounts on or before the
31st December, 1951.

Colonial Treasurer.
27th November, 1951.



Attention has been drawn to the fact
that Schooners and other small craft
have been observed sailing in West In-
dian waters between sunset and sunrise
without showing the Regulations lights
as required by the International Rules
of the Road at Sea.
All masters and persons in charge of
vessels are hereby warned that apart
from the risk of collision, possible loss
of life etc., the penalty for not exhibit-
ing the proper Regulations Collision
lights at the Scheduled time is Six
Months Imprisonment or a fine of 100-
(One Hundred Pounds).

Reg isti ar of Shi)pping.
4th December, 1951.



It is hereby notified for general infor-
mation that there will lie put up for
sale by public auction on Wednesday
19th December, 1951, at 11 a.m. at Police
16` bottles Sunset Rmn
1l bottles Gordon Dry Gin
bottle whisky
bottle vermouth
23 pints ,Jeffrey B3er
8 pints of stout
1 bottle of Coronation Wine
I small flask Trinidadl rum (Vat 19)
5 iepty glasses
2 Cigarette ash trays
20 empty pints.
4th December, 1951.


396 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 11 DECEMBER, 1951.-(No. 65).
* ** bi& B~fi-c L':* -tr~ii' l. 11 I f' '


It is hereby notified for general infor-
mation that the new Rifle Range at
Camden Park has been completed and
is now in use.
2. Notices and/or red flags will be
posted at various points throughout the
area whenever firing is in progress or
is about to take place. The public is
warned to keep clear of the area on
these occasions.
13th November, 1951.


Bands, singing processions and other
holiday gatherings will be permitted in
the town of Kingstown and other towns
from Monday 17th December, 1951, to
Wednesday 2nd January, 1952, from
6 a.m. to 8 a.m. (Sundays excepted) ex-
cept on the following public holidays-
Tuesday and Wednesday 25th and 26th
December, 1951, and Tuesday and
Wednesday 1st and 2nd January, 1952,
when the time will be from 6 a.m to
6 p.m.

W. I. RANDOLPH, Lt.-Col.,
Superintendent of Police.
11th December, 1951.
(A 24/1951).


It is notified for general information
that due to the Xmas and New Year
holidays the contract motor vessel will
commence the weekly contract South-
ward run to the Grenadines from
Kingstown on Thursday 27th December
1951 and on Thursday 3rd January
1952 respectively.

Colonial Postnmaser.
1st December, 1951.



The advance to be paid by the Gov-
ernrlment (otton Ginnery on Sea Island
Seed Cotton purchasel on the Co-opera-
tive Syste r for the Crop 1951/52 has
been fixed as follows:-

W hite ................... 24c. per lb.
2nd White ............ 8e. ,,
Stained ................ 3c. ,,
Acting Manager.
24th November, 1951.


There will be a Special General Meet-
ing of the St. Vincent Civil Service
Association to be held at the Court
House on Wednesday, 12th December,
1951, at 3.00 p.m. to consider tie fol-
lowing Agenda:-
1. Reading and Confirmation of the
Minutes of the last Meetinig
2. Questions arising out of the Min-
3. Bye-Elections for vacancies on
Executive Commit ee.
4. Correspondene".
5. Other Business.
By Order of the Executive Committee.

Hon. Secretary.
30th November, 1951.



It is notified for general information
that the Annual Licensing Session will
be held at the Court House, Clifton,
Union Island on Friday, 21st day of
December, 1951, at 10 a.m. for the pur-
pose of hearing applications for the
granting of Certificates in accordance
with the Liquor Licence (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1940.
And it is hereby also notified that
applications for renewals of old licences
must reach the Magistrate not less than
ten days before the day appointed for the
sitting of the Licensing Session.
Notice of intention to oppose the
grant if any licences stating in general
terms the grounds of the opposition
must be served upon the licensed dealer
and upon the Magistrate not less than
seven days before the day fixed for the
holding of the Licensing Session.

M. 13. BROWNE,
Magtislrate 8rd District.

Magistrate's Office,
Union Island,
22nd November, 1951.

8AINt VINCENT, TUESDAY, 11 DECEMBER, 1951.-(No. 65). 391



Notice is hereby given that the undermentioned persons having bI come
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, 29th
December, 1951, at the Treasury for the recovery of Taxes due thereon.

Colonial Treasurer.

1st December, 1951.

Bennett, Georgiana
Cole, Carlton
Robertson, Clement
Samuel, Amelia
Samuel, Mary Hrs.

De Bique, Amy
Roache, Adolphus

Hamilton, Joseph
Mason, Joseph
Thompson, Charles A.
Ashton, Ellen
Garrick, Georgiana

Situation of Properly. Description of Property.

Lodge Village
Hawks Hill
Happy Hill

... Monkey pt.
... Montrose

Rose Bank
Rose Hall

... 9 acres 3 roods 33 poles
... 1 house
... acres
... 1 house
... 1 house spot

... 6 acres 2 roods
... 1 house

4 acres
5 acres 3 roods 36 poles
4 acres
1 house spot
1 acre 3 roods 10 poles



It is hereby notified for general information that the Annual Licensing
Sessions will be held in the under-mentioned Parishes for the purpose of hear-
ing applications from applicants in their respective Pari-shes for Ihe granting of
certificates in accordance with the Liquor Licence Ordinance, 1948, at the times
and places hereunder.
Holders of certificates which were granted during the current year are here
reminded to apply for renewal of their certificates prior to the holding of the
Sessions fixed for December, 1951, stated below.

St. George & St. Andrew


St. David

St. Patrick

Grenadines (Bequia)

Time and Place of Session.
... At the Court House, Kingstown, on Wed-
nesday 19th December, 1951, at 10 o'clock
in the forenoon.
... At the Court House, Georgetown, on
Friday 21st December, 1961, at 11
o'clock in the forenoon.
... At the Court House, Chateaubelair, on
Tuesday 18th December, 1951, at 11
o'clock in the forenoon.
.. At the Court House, Barrouallie, on
Friday 14th December, 1951, at 11 o'clock
in the forenoon.
... At the Court House, at Port Elizabeth,
Bequia, on Monday 3rd December,
1951, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon.

I _ ~

392 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 11 DECEMBER, 1951.-(No. 65).

Notice of intention to oppose the grant of any Certificate stating in general
terms the grounds oE the opposition, must be served upon the applicant and
upon the Magistrate not less than seven days before the day fixed for the holding
of the Licensing Session.



St. George &
St. Andrew


St. Patrick


Name of Applicant. Occupation.

Sydney A. Deane

Samuel Ballintyne
Edmund G.
James P. King
Alexander Browne

Dalton Baptiste

Alphaeus Bacchus

*Hubert Edwards

Fitzroy Williams
Muriel Samuel
Martin Francis

Iona F. Soleyn

Owen Jack

Cornelius Grant

David Sutherland


George Davis

Edmund Phillips


Residence. Situation of


Proprietor Paul's










Sion Hill







(Upper Middle
Paul's Avenue

Bay Street

Lowmans Hill
Greggs Village


(formerly own-
ed by Wilfred

Lot 29 Market
Paul Over

(Egmont St.)

South Rivers

Corbeau Town,
Colonarie (re-
cently erected

Spring Village


Applications for Transfer Certificates.
23rd November, 1951.

[ Price 24 sents. ]



1951, No. 116.


(Gazetted 11th December, 1951).

1. Short title. This Order may be cited as the Export Duties (Amendment
No. 2) Order, 1951, and shall be read as one with the Export Duties (Amendment
No. 2) Order, 1950, (S.R. & O. 1950, No. 106) (hereinafter referred to as the
principal Order) and all amendments thereto.

2. Amendment of Schedule to Export Duties Ordinance, 1933.
The Schedule to the Export Duties Ordinance, 1933, as replaced by the principal
Order is hereby amended by deleting item 14 thereof and replacing it as follows :-
14. Pigs ...... ...... ...... ............ ...... $1-50 per head."

Made by the Governor in Council under section 3 of the Export Duties
Ordinance, 1933, (No. 12 of 1933) this 9th day of November, 1.951.
Acting Clerk of Executive Council.

Approved by the Legislative Council under section 3 of the aforesaid Ordinance
this 6th day of December 1951.
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.
(J 16/1948).

[ Price 4 cents. ]
7 1951.

SI 5-5"
L^<^/.P J



1951, No. 117.


(Ga'zetted 11th December 1951)

1. Short title. This Notice should be cited as the Prices Control
(Amendment No. 44) 'Notice.

2. Amendment. The Prices set out hereunder are the Maximum prices
for which the articles enumerated may be sold in the Colony and the First
Schedule Part B to the Prices Control Order 147 (S.R. & O. No. 25) is hereby
amended by deleting all the words, figures and symbols occurring in the columns
opposite the articles: "Corned Beef-' Libby's," "Cheese-Kraft (Australian),"
"Margarine-Mello Kream Brand, Glowspread Branid, Velvo Kris' Brand,"
" Margarine-B/dos," Cheese-Australian-Cheddar," and substituting therefore
the following:


Corned B:ef-Libby's


Kreem (l/,dos)


Margarine-Velvo Kris

Maximum 'Wholesale Price

$. 0.1 per case of 48
1.2 oz. tins

$30.36 per case of 48
1.2 oz. tins
S54.35 per case of 12
5) l). tins
$1.53 per 5 11. tin

$2.66 per 5 lb. tin
S13.14 nier cmn. of 24
1 lb. tins

$2.69 per 5 lb. tinl
$13.24 per case of 24
1 lb. tins

$12.0() per case of 24
1 lb. tins

Maximum Retail Price.

-" Area A"

72c. per tiln

75c. per tin

$1.07 per 11 ).

60c. p)er lb.
62c. per tin

60c. per lh.
62c. per tin

60c. p) r tin

Area B"

73c. per tin

7(c. per tin

$1.08 per 11b.

61c. per IL,.
63c. per tin

61c. per lb.
63c. per Lin

61c. per tin

Area 'i .'."

74e. per lin

77c. per tin

$1.09 pver lb

G2c. per lb.
64c. per tin

62c. per ib.
64c. per tin

62c. per tin

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Article. Ilaxiuim wn IVhotesale Price. Malxinmum Retail Price.

i" Ar, a A" Area" B" Are( C"

M 11garine-Ba;rbldos ... $14.56 per 30 lb. pail 56c. per lb. 57c. per lb. 58c. per lb.
Chlildar ... $27.78 per head of 40 lbs. 83c. per lb. 84c. per lb. 85c. per lb.

Area "A means the (,own of Kingstown and within one mile thereof.
Area B means-all other places throughout the Colony other than those
mentioned in Areas A o,nd C ".
Area "C" means aL the villages of Overland, Sandy Bay, Owia, Fancy,
Windsor Forest and the St. Vincent Grenadines.

Made by the Compel nt Authority under section ,30 of the Prices Control
Order 1947 (S.R. & O. No. 25) this 8th day of December, 1951.

(T 20/1949). Controller of Supplies.

[ Price 8 cents. ]
: 51.

Comparative Statement of Revenue for the period 1st January-3Ot1h September, 1951.

Heads of Revenue.

1. Import Duties-
Import Duty
Trade Duty on Imported Liquor ..
Warehouse Rent ...
2. Export Duty ...
3. Excise Duty on Rum ...
Excise Duty on Mugar ...
Trade Duty on locally distilled Liquor- ...
4. Other Duties ...
5. Licences-Liquor ...
1o/tor> Verhictloe .c-

Estimate Actual Reve
for the for the perio
year the return

475,000 424.475
14,000 34,349
5,000 2.898
128,000 108,799
130,000 106,406

40,000 14,023
26,700 28,442
10,000 7,559
17 0f00 1 0 nn

Other ... 7,750 7,869
6. Taxes-'
Income Tax .., 212,000 92,273
Land and House Tax ... 30,000 6,348
Other Taxes ... 15,000 14,635
7. Port and Harbour Dues-
Tonnage ... 10,000 8,585
Port ... 3,000 2,335
Landing Dues, Aircraft ... 650 120
8. Other Fees of Court, &c. ... 141.577 83,815
9. Post Ofice ... 61.213 47,266
10. Electricity, Telephone, Refrigeration ... 99,352 71,383
11. Rent of Government Property ... 4,560 2,106
Interest ... 12,764 13,427
12. Sales and Leases of Crown Lands ... 7.458 4,569
1,451,024 1,094,695
11l. Transfers from Special Funds ...j 74,400
11B. Refunds of Loans from General Revenue 1,804 1,716
1,452,828 11,170,812
13. Colonial Developmunt and Welfare Schemes 295,452 263.020
Total Revenue $ 1,748.280 1.433,832

nue Revenue for
d of same period of
n. preceding year.

c. $ c.
04 380,749 53
19 .
82 2.595 79
48 101,049 38
38 92,895 90
1,759 50
51 45,710 00
20 15,622 6C
80 6,912 56t
92 10,702 88
88 6,384 48

61 59,792 5(
10 5,474 72
31 2,554 88

91 7,844 6-
80 2,322 0(
00 360 00
61 85,769 49
84 41,359 67
22 67,535 02
69 2,904 OC
50 12,090 O0
83 4,502 0]
T4 956,891 6

40 7,333
04 9,64,225
58 265,755
62 1.229,981

























Estimate Actual Expen- Expenditure for
for the diture for the
Heads of Exp.enditure. ar r same period of Tncrease.
1951 Period Of preceding year.
1951. the return, i
$ c. $ c. $
1. Governor ... 8,439 2,786 00 4,496 38
2. Legislature ... 13,160 7,433 13 6,955 37 477
3. Administration ... 53,973i 46,511 24 27,99) 98 18,511
4. Agriculture ... 64,505 43,176 5(; 39.414 79 3.761
5. Audit ... 11,584 8,046 84 6,086 97 1,959
6. Central Housing Authority ... 000 4,0000 00 4,500 00
6A. Central Road Authority ... 104,460 128,874 26 77,142 31 51,731
6B. Central Water Authority ..11,054 6,034 83 3,320 04 2,714
7. Charitable ... 18,030 14,072 17 12.081 03 1.991
9. Education ... 234,285 188,025 70 111,209 49 76,816
0. Electricity 71,588 53,158 42 63.2-19 08
1. Judicial ... 26,525 20,017 66; 14,961 73 5.055
2. Labour ... 8,328 5.308 35 5,80 74
3. Lands and Survey ... 18,461 5,976 60 8483 37 7.493
4. Legal ... 6.584, 5.270 8(; 4, :G I 14 904
5. Medical ... 9707 228,362 87 183,416! 76 44.898
6. Miscellaneous ... 36,849' 66,506 72 142.167 85
7. Pensions ... 43,430 34,419 66 26,839 24 7.580
8. Police ... 118,3411 95,507 54 53,900 18 41,607
9. Port and Marine ... 26.911 19,607 96 14.738 89 4.869
0. Post Office ... 37,959! 26,124 09 19,201 02 6,923
1. Prisons ... 47,378' 37,575 58 32.592 44 4.983
2. Public Debt ... ;1,008 46,173 36 45,014 22 1.159
3. Public Library ... 5,835i 5,011 97 2.780 87 2,261;
4. Public Works Department ... 59,072' 42.803 03 .51 20 12.241
5. Public Works Recurrent ... 47,020 61,749 58 56,730 54 5.019
7. Social Welfare .. ... ... 1.038 18 .
7A. St. Vincent Grenadines t ... 9.334 93
8. Subventions ... 23,588 20.398 08 18.788 00 1.610
9. Supply Control ... 14,307 11,793 28 9.313 38 2.479
0. Telephone ..17.357; 14,870 26 10.901 35 3.968
1. Treasury ... 70,293 50,407 70 40.017 42 10.390
-1,555,031 1,310,03 20 '1.087.454 8- 321,409
6. Public Works Extraordinary ... 28.400' 56,413 11 45.341 92 11.071
11,583,4311.366.447 31 ,132.796 81 332.481
8. Colonial Develomnent and Welfare Schem-s, 295,452 227.878 17 221.67 31 6.210
Total Exnenditure $ 1,878.8831,5394.325-48 1.354.464 1 2 '.;,:-'


c. $ c.
... 1,710 38
76 ...
77 ...
500 00
95 ... ...
79 .

10,090 66

495 39
75,661 13
07 ...
14 ...
14 ...
10 ...
83 ...
... 1,038 18
... 9,334 93
90 ...
94 1-8,830 67
19 ..
17 98,830 67
86 980
03 98,830 67

t Now included under Head 3.
3rd December, 1951.
(F. 49/1950'L


S142,554 64 4,750 69
74,400 00
S ... 5,617 29
8 216,954 64 10,367 98
.. ... 2,735 15
1 216,954 64 13,103 13

* Trade Duty not separated in 1950.

Comparative Statement of Expenditure for the period 1st January-3Oth September, 1951.

- ------- --- ------ II- I

* Trade Duty not separated in 1950.


Statement of Assets and Liabilities of the Colony of Saint Vincent as at 30th September, 1951.


Special Funds
Other than Special Funds

BiLlrciy ank Cl:urrenit ai .

Colony's Reserve FniuI
General Revenue Balance


Balance as at 1st January, 19531

Revenue to 30th
September, 1951
Expenditure to 30thi
September, 195 I

S c.
230.844 70

$ c.
1,433,832 62

1,59..325 48

LEss Deficit to 30th Sept nm! r, 1951 160,492 86 -

Balance as at 30th September, 1951. 70,351 84

$ c. $ c.

937.261 69
.. 191.618 80 1,128,880 49

177,391 39

... 96,985 22
70,351 84 167,337 00

$1,473,608 94

A 8' A' E ,'.

Treasury and
Barclays Bank-Deposit ai/
Crown Agents-Current a/c
Joint Colonial Fund
Dratfts and 7Renmiittinies


Spotcial Funds

S c.

S c.

35,778 13
3 43
2,644 98
. 220,800 00
13,881 49
7,287 22 273,836 25

S436,736 57

763.036 12

$1,473.608 94

Notes: 1. At 30th Septenber, 1951, the Public Debt, (not recorded in the above Liabilities) amounted to $562,262.52. This figure includes the sums of $3.963.70 for C.D.F. Loan to the St. Vin-
cent Co-operative Arrowroot Association, and $480.00 for the Kingstown Board Water Supply Loan, 1930, for which General Revenue is responsible only in case of default.
2. The accumulated funds for roalemption of the Debt amounted, at 30th September, 1951 to $190,693.96.

St. Vincent. B.W.I.,
3rd December, 1951.
(F. 49/1960).

Colonial Treasuwre'.


1ST NOVEMBER, 1951 AT 10.00 A.M.

His Honour the Administrator W. F. COUTTS, M.B.E., President,
The Honourable P. CECIL LEWIS, Crown Attorney,
V. D. ARCHER, Colonial Treasurer, l JIl 29 ';;
W. A. HADLEY, First Nominated Member,
E. A. C; HUGHES, Second Nominated Member, >
J. A. BAYNES, Member for St. George,
R. E. BAYNES, Member for Kingstown, *
S G. H. CHARLES, Member for Central Windward,
A. C. CYRUS, Third Nominated Member,
E. T. JOSHUA, Member for North Windward,
E. B. MORGAN, Member for South Windward,
S S. E. SLATER, Member for North Leeward,
C. L. TANNIS, Member for the Grenadines,
." H. F. YOUNG, Member for South Leeward.
His Lordship the Bishop of the Windward Islands read prayers.
The following announcement was made by His Honour the Administrator:-
The precedence of members of the Legislative Council is regulated by Section
16 of the St. Vincent (Legislative Council) Order in Council 1951 according to
which members having previous service take precedence over others in accordance
with their length of service. The nominated member: take precedence among
themselves in the order in which they are named in the Instrument appointing
them so that the proper way of referring to the three members appointed will be :
Mr. Hadley-The Honourable First Nominated Member
Mr. Hughes-The Honourable Second Nominated Member
Mr. Cyrus-The Honourable Third Nominated Member
The Elected Members take precedence among themselves according to the
S\ number of votes obtained by each.
The Order in Council, therefore, prescribes th,- precedence as between
'Nominated Members and as between Elected Membors but does not in so many
words prescribe the precedence as between Nominated and Elected Members with
equal or no previous service within the Council as a whole.
The point has been referred to the Secretary of State whose view is that there
is only one Order of Precedence within the Council as a whole and that such order
is governed by Section 16 (1) (c), i.e. according to the alphabetical order of
names. As this is not made clear in the Order in Council it will be necessary for
His Majesty to assign specifically this Order of Precedence and His Majesty's

directions are awaited. It follows that the Order of Precedence in which the
names of Nominated and Elected Members with equal or no previous service will be
called out can only be regarded as temporary until such time as His Majesty's
wishes are made known.
The Oath was administered to the Administrator by the Honourable the
Puisne Judge. The Administrator then administered oaths to all members in
order of precedence, and finally to the Clerk.
The Council then proceeded to elect by ballot from among nominated and
elected members a Deputy President. The result of the ballot was as follows :-
Honourable W. A. Hadley, First Nominated Member, 8 votes
Honourable E. A. C. Hughes, Second Nominated Member, 4 votes
Honourable A. C. Cyrus, Third 'Nominated Member, 1 vote.
The Honourable W. A. Hadley was accordingly elected Deputy-President.
The Council next proceeded to elect by ballot from among the elected members
three persons to serve on Executive Council. The Honourables R. E. Baynes, G. H.
Charles and E. T. Joshua were elected, the result of the ballot being as follows :-
Honourable R. E. Baynes ...... ...... 13 votes
Honourable G. H. Charles...... ...... 13 votes
Honourable E. T. Joshua ...... ...... 7
Honourable H. F. Young ...... ...... 4
Honourable S. E. Slater ...... ...... 2
The Council was adjourned for 5 minutes to await the arrival of His Excellency
the Governor Sir R. D. H. Arundell, K.C.M.G., O.B.E.
The Administrator resumed his seat at the Council Table and called the
meeting to order. The Governor was announced by the A.D.C. His Excellency
proceeded to the dais and sat. When all were seated, His Excellency then stood
and delivered the following address :-
Honourable Members of the St. Vincent Legislative Council,
This is not a business meeting of Council and it would be out of place for me
to anticipate the Budget Session when a review of the Colony's finances and
financial proposals for 1952 will be put before you.
Today's is a formal and ceremonial meeting, and I am here as the
representative in the Windward Islands of His Majesty the King, to welcome
Honourable Members assembled for the first time under the new Constitution. In
extending a very cordial welcome to you, I would like you to remember kindly the
labours of your predecessors with whom I was privileged to serve for three years.
They were constantly at pains to serve the best interests of St. Vincent without
thought of personal gain or popularity.
Honourable Members are familiar with the new Constitution and I will only
touch briefly on the important changes that have been made. The principal
change was the institution of adult suffrage. Every adult man and woman was
given the right to vote on this occasion and nearly 19,000 persons did so. The
widening of the franchise ought, in theory, to make the Legislative Council more
fully representative of the people, but in practice it may not always have this
effect. Democracy can be defined as Government by all classes for the benefit of

all classes, and a Legislative Council ought to represent all important sections of
the community. The power of nomination has been traditionally used to broaden
the basis of Council, and in making my nominaticus on this occasion I have sought
to serve the broadest and best interests of the Colony. I am very glad to welcome
back in this capacity two Members of the late Council.
Under the new Constitution Elected Members have, for the first time, a clear
majority over the ex-off]cio and Nominated Members.
Another significant change empowers the Legislative Council to elect three of
its Elected Members to serve on the Executive Council. This marks the beginnings
of responsibility by the Executive to the Legislature.
The Governor ceases to be President of the Legislative Council, having been
succeeded in this capacity by the Administrator. This change recognizes the de
fact position formerly obtaining. A Deputy President is elected by the Council
from among its own Members.
As Honourable Members begin their labours it is well that they should project
their minds for a moment into the outside world, especially the free world to which
St. Vincent belongs. We are faced with the constant threat of another world war:
a local war is already raging in Korea. Vast defence preparations have to be
made by the Western Powers. In the United Kingdom six times the annual
revenue of one of these Islands is being spent every day on defence alone. As
beneficiaries who contribute very little to our own defence I think we should bear
this in mind. As one result of the diversion of enormous sums of money into war
materials, the cost of living has soared everywhere, and here, where we depend
overmuch on imports, the effects are becoming increasingly severe, because the
terms of trade have turned against us. By that I mean that the prices of our
imports are rising at a greater rate than the prices of our exports. The same is
true of the sterling area as a whole with the result that dollar and gold reserves
have shown a grave decline during recent months.
We have no power to control the price of imported goods, and we lack the
resources to subsidise their consumption. What we can and must do is to develop
our agricultural production to the limit and to make the maximum use of locally
grown foods. In addition, we must seek to find other productive employment for
an increasing population. The recent report by an Industrial Consultant
recognized some possibilities, but emphasised the diTiculties confronting us,
notably the lack of power, of raw materials, of capital, and of industrial enterprise
and skill. In other words it must te admitted that the absence of industrial
development reflects the absence of fair prospects such as would normally attract
potential investors.
I believe the best hope of a solution of the problem of gettingg industry in
motion-and, indeed, of many other West Indian problems-lies in a regional
approach. A public Corporation supported by several Governments, and charged
with the promotion of agricultural, tourist and industrial development in several
Colonies, would have a far better prospect of success than any individual efforts
that we can make.
This leads me to the subject of federation. My first experience of the
Caribbean was from outside as a Member of the Caribbean Commission. My next
experience has been from inside as Governor of the Windward Islands. Thse
experiences have convinced me that small Islands should not seek to remain in
isolation. In small isolated communities patriotism tends to degenerate into
insularity, and economic weakness is apt to breed frustration and discontent

Much lip service has been paid to federation both here and elsewhere. If and
when we can convert this lip service into a right attitude of mind, we shall see
federation become the reality it ought to be. I hope next year's Federation
Conference in London will be followed by positive action.
And now I should like to say a little about the machine of Government and its
three-fold functions of legislation, judicature and administration.
The Governor has a dual role. He represents and is responsible to the King
and is the head of the executive government. As Chief Executive he acts in
consultation with Executive Council which is the central organ of Government
with initiative in the formulation of policy. In the Governor's absence, Executive
Council is presided over by the Administrator, who is responsible to the Governor
for administering the Government of the Colony.
The main functions of the Legislative Council include the discussion of policy,
the passing of laws and the voting of monies to finance the administration. Much
of the hard work of Council is done in the standing Finance Committee.
The Judicature, whose duty it is to enforce the law of the land, is constituted
by Order in Council and is, of course, independent of the Executive. This
independence of the Bench is a vital principle of the English democratic system.
The Civil Service owes loyalty to the state and duty to the public. The control
of the Civil Service is withdrawn from the political arena in order that public
servants may do their duty un-influenced by fear or favour of rival politicians or
parties. The political neutrality of the Civil Service is another cardinal feature of
British democratic government.
The Police likewise serve the State and are controlled by the Chief Executive
in order that they may always discharge their duty to protect the community
against criminals, no matter with what motives those criminals may be inspired.
The maintenance of law and order and the security by day and by night of all
law-abiding citizens without regard to class, race or religion is the primary
responsibility of Government.
Generally speaking, however, the sphere of Government is not so easy to
define, and th- question of the limits of state interference with the conduct of its
citizens can be a fertile subject for debate.
But there are more practical and urgent problems than that to engage our
The central problem is to find means of increasing the productive capacity of
St. Vincent. The wealth produced today is simply not sufficient to provide all
those things we should like to see. I refer to new schools, improved medical
services and better standards generally for the people. There is an old saying
that you must cut your coat according to your cloth. What we have got to do is to
produce more cloth and then we can have a better coat.
There is no simple answer to this; problem. For example, it is no answer to tax
the producers of wealth out of existence. Production involves enterprise and
enterprise demands opportunity-opportunity to earn a fair return on capital
I mention these matters not as something new to Honourable Members, but
because I feel that the people's representatives could usefully help to impart an
understanding of simple economics to their constituents. The prevailing ignorance
in country areas is appalling. For example, I was told the other day of a belief in
one Island that the money spent by Government is sent by the King, but the

trouble is that most of it gets stolen on the way. That Government's revenues
are necessarily derived from taxes paid by the people was a completely new
conception and met with contemptuous disbelief.
In conclusion, I wish Honourable Members a successful term of office. I know
I can pledge the co-operation of the Civil Service, and for my part I shall be glad
to meet you at any time to discuss matters of policy. I hope to return to St.
Vincent next month when I shall be able to stay longer than on the present visit.
Our task is not an easy one, but let us tackle it earnestly and cheerfully
together in a spirit of mutual respect and good will.

President : I now call on the Honourable Member for South Leeward to move
a Resolution of Loyalty.
Member for South Leeward : Your Excellency, Mr. President, Hon'ble
members of Council, I beg leave to move the following Resolution of Loyalty to His
Majesty the King :-
BE IT RESOLVED : That this Council now assembled for the first time
under the new Constitution graciously accorded by His Majesty King GEORGE
the Sixth desires humbly to convey to His Majesty the assurance of the
fervent loyalty and devotion of St. Vincent to His Majesty's Throne and
Person with the earnest prayer that His Majesty may soon be restored to a
state of perfect health and may long be spared as Head of the Commonwealth
of Nations.
Member for Central Windward : Your Excellency, Mr. President, Honourable
Members of Council, I beg to second the motion.
Motion put and carried nem. con.

President: Your Excellency, Honourable Members, To His Majesty's Throne
and Person, represented here today by Your Excellency, with humble duty, we, the
Official Members of the Legislative Council of St. Vincent, do ascribe our undivided
Through difficult and stormy waters, it has been your unfortunate lot to steer
the barque of the Windward Islands, but I know that at all times the advancement
of their peoples has been the aim which has been the closest to your heart.
We are aware, as already outlined by Your Excellency this morning, that our
task in the coming years will not be easy, nor do we have any right to expect that
it should be, but we today affirm that failure to deal adequately with the ever-
increasing problems which beset us will not be due to any lack of zeal or
application on our part.
In all humility, we trust that, with God's help, our deliberations in this new
Council may result in securing the well-being and happiness of all people in St.
Vincent. I 'i!
Honourable W. A. Hadley-First Nominated Member :-Your Excellency, My
Lord Bishop, Honourable Members of Council, As Senior Nominated Member I have
the honour and privilege of speaking today. First on behalf of the Nominated
Members I would like to express our staunch loyalty and devotion to His Majesty,
and to hope that he may soon be restored to good health.

Your Excellency's .address with its warning and advice will give us much food
for thought, and I hope it will be taken seriously by us all. There are many
points that I would like to speak on, but time does not permit today. I will say
about agriculture that it is the back bone, the mainstay, the very foundation of St.
Vincent, and it is the duty of every grower to get the maximum return from his
land with the minimum amount of damage and erosion. And it should be the
ambition of all those who cultivate lands to leave it when they pass on in better
heart, better fertility than when they got it.
Looking around this table I see all new faces, men elected by the people of this
Island in the first election under Universal Adult Suffrage. They have a very
great responsibility. They have been put here by the people in the hope that they
may be able to find solutions to our many and difficult problems, and their task is
an immense one. They will have to forget all personal petty feelings, put aside all
selfish thought and work together with all their brain all their effort to make a
success of it.
On behalf of the Nominated Members I can assure them that any matter that
comes before this House that will assist the economy of this island, and its people
as a whole, will have our whole hearted support, and we will work with them and
stand by them in everything that is honourable fair and just.
Now I would like to say something on behalf of the members of the old
Legislative Council. They have been severely criticised. They made mistakes, we
all do, and we will make many more, but they also did a lot of good. I travel
around these islands quite a lot and always look for their improvements and
developments, and believe me, we are ahead of some of them in many ways, and
this is due in great measure to the work of the Old Councillors. And whatever
their short comings may have been, they were always loyal, and worked hard for
their people, and for St. Vincent.
Member for South Leeward :-Your Excellency, Mr. President, Honourable
Members of Council, as the senior elected member of Council I must first say
thanks to my people of South Leeward, and that I hold myself as their honourable
servant. I must say that on behalf of the other seven members, I only hope God
will help us to co-operate, not only with the elected members, but with the other
members as well in order to have a better St. Vincent.
I think we well realize some of the conditions that affect some of the poorer
classes of people i.e. bad housing, lack of Education, etc. I do believe that in the
past, priority was not given to certain things due to members not travelling around,
reasoning and thinking to do the first things first. In his address, His Excellency
mentioned the ignorance found in some country districts. I think the State is
responsible, and if we do not do something about it, it is going to hit us all the
time. The proper thing to do is to educate our children. By educating them they
will be able to take care of themselves-not only book learning, but on the field
out on the land etc.
I must say that I have a very strong,feeling for people who get wet, some of
our people live in slum areas and living conditions are such that these slum areas
are not fit for human beings to live in. I hope that this Council will spare no
effort to see our people housed so that our children will not get wet. I know we
have cases where even though our children get under the bed the water still gets at
tkm. *

It was Shakespeare who said,
What stronger Breast Plate than a heart untainted,
Thrice is he armed that hath his Quarrel just
And he but naked, thougla locked up in steel
Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.

And before I close, I will further say
"Lord make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow Love,
Where there is injury-Pardon,
Where there is doubt, Faith,
Where there is despair, Hope
Where there is darkness, Light,
Where there is sadness, Joy :
Oh Divine master grant that we not so much seek
to be consoled, as to console,
To be understood, as to understand,
To be loved-as to Love,
for it is in giving that we receive
It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned,
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life."
I Thank you.
Honourable Crown Attorney: Mr. President, Honourable Members, I move
that Council be adjourned till 10 a.m. to-morrow.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Council adjourned till 10 a.m. on Friday 2nd November, 1951.

RESUMPTION OF COUNCIL-Friday 2nd November, 1951 at 10 a.m.

All members were present
The Meeting was opened with prayer.
The minutes of meetings held on 8th June, 1951, 5th July, 1951, and 2nd
August, 1951 were taken as read and were confirmed.
President : Honourable Members of Council, I have no proper announcements
to make this morning, but I would like to take this opportunity of welcoming the
new members to the Legislative Council. Yesterday was merely a ceremonial
meeting, but today we have to get on with the business of the Council. I do not
think any of us feels that the task is going to be an easy one. There may be many
problems arising and many suggestions to offer. I hope that all members working
together will be able to satisfy themselves and come, in the majority of cases, to a
reasonable solution.
You will see before you papers to be laid, and also bills for first reading. There
is to be no debate on these at this time, as debates are reserved for the second
reading. I would also like to remark on the attendance at this meeting of
members of the public. It is really the first time that I have seen such a large
gathering at any ordinary meeting of Council. Sometimes you will find about two
persons in the front row of chairs; but today all the seats are occupied. I know
that people are usually busy, but I would like to urge the general public to take
much more interest in the Legislative Council, the meetings of which occur on the
first Thursday of every month.
Member for North Windward : Your Honour, Honourable Members, I give
notice that I shall introduce the following resolutions at the next meeting of
Council :
1. WHEREAS by the votes of the electorate under adult suffrage, the
people of the Colony of St. Vincent as in duty bound voted for a candidate or
candidates of their choice.
BE IT RESOLVED that the said people of the said Colony of Saint Vincent
in any or all constituencies shall have the right to the recall of any member
who fails to discharge his obligations as an elected representative of the
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this failure shall be determined by petition
of the electorate of the particular constituency, and receives the assent
of not less than two-thirds of the elected members on the Legislative Council.
2. WrHREAS Clearmont Andrews, ex-prison Warder was dismissed on the
11th July 1951 from the position as Warder-Baker of the Prison Institutions
without a hearing in his own defence and without due consideration given to
his case.
AND WHEREAS the facts in his defence were ignored
AND WHEREAS in the interest of Justice every citizen has the right to a
fair hearing in matters which affect his vital welfare and livelihood.
BE IT RESOQVED that this Council agrees to the setting up of a three-
man commission to enquire into the case of the said Clearmont Andrews

with the view of doing Justice towards reinstating Andrews in his
employment with consideration of his 8 years service.
Member for St. George : Your Honour, Honourable Members, I give notice
that I shall introduce the following resolution at the next meeting of Council :-
FOR WHEREAS it has been found expedient to bring the remuneration of
members of the Legislative Council in common ratio and in line with the
other West Indian Colonies AND WHEREAS the dignity of members of our
Legislatule should be maintained by the revision of the sum at present paid
to members of the Council BE IT RESOLVED that this Council agrees to a
remuneration of One Hundred and sixty dollars ($160.00) to have effect as
from the legal date of payment of members of the New Legislative Council.

There were no petitions.

Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Hon Members, I have the
honour to lay the following papers on the table :-
Council Paper No. 51 of 1951-St. Vincent Government Savings Bank Account of
Revenue & Expenditure for the year 1949.
Council Paper No. 52 of 1951-St. Vincent Government Savings Bank Account of
Revenue & Expenditure for the year 1950.
Council Paper No. 53 of 1951-Minutes of the Meeting of Finance Committee held
on the 3rd July, 1951.
Council Paper No. 54 of 1951-Minutes of the Meeting of Finance Committee held
on the 27th July, 1951.
Council Paper No. 55 of 1951-Minutes of the Meeting of Finance Committee held
on the 2nd August, 1951.
Council Paper 'No. 56 of 1951-Colonial Treasurer's Report for the year, 1950.
Council Paper No. 57 of 1951-Report on the Public Relations and Local Government
Department for the year 1950.
Council Paper No. 58 of 1951-Post Office (Amendment No. 5) Regulations, 1951.
Council Paper No. 59 of 1951-The Stamp (Obsolete Issues) Regulations, 1951.
Council Paper No. 60 of 1951-Exotic Species of Fish (Prohibition of Importation)
Notice, 1951.
Council Paper No. 61 of 1951-The Kingstown Harbour (Amendment) Regulations,
Council Paper No. 62 of 1951-The Legislative Council (Elections) (Amendment)
Rules, 1951.
Council Paper No. 63 of 1951-The Savings Bank (Amendment) Order, 1951.
Council Paper No. 64 of 1951-The Dangerous Drugs (Application) Order, 1951.

There were no questions.
President : I now call on the Honourable Colonial Treasurer to move the first
notion standing in his name.

Honourable Colonial Treasurer : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I have
the honour to move that this Council approve the Export Duties (Amendment)
Order made by the Governor in Council under Section 3 of the Export Duties
Ordinance, 1933, (No. 12 of 1933) on the 24th day of August 1951.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
There was no debate on the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
President: I now call upon the Honourable Colonial Treasurer to move the
second motion standing in his name.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I have
the honour to move that this Council approve the Schedules of Additional
Provision required to meet expenditure in excess of the Estimate for the year 1951
for the period 1st January to 31st March, 1951.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
There was no debate on the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
President : I now call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the first
reading of the Compensation for Injuries (Amendment) Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I beg
leave to move that a bill for an Ordinance to amend the Compensation for Injuries
Ordinance, be introduced and read a first time.
The objects of this bill are as follows :-
(a) to extend the benefits of actions which may be brought by the
dependents of persons killed by any unlawful act or default to
illegitimate and adopted persons;
(b) to exclude from consideration when assessing charges under this
Ordinance, any sum paid or payable by insurance companies to the
dependents of the deceased;
(c) to permit damages to be awarded to dependents in respect of the
funeral expenses of the deceased if the dependents have in fact incurred
such expenses;
(d) to ensure that on the death of a person after the commencement of this
Ordinance all causes of action subsisting against or vested in him shall
survive against, or as the case may be, for the benefit of his estate,
except in the cases mentioned in section 14 (1).
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.
President : I now call on the Honourable Crown Attornew to move the first
reading of the Immigration (Restriction) (Amendment) Bill.
The objects of this bill are as follows :-
(1) to include "undesirable persons" in the list of prohibited immigrants
enumerated in section 4(1) of the Ordinance;
(2) to give power to declare persons who enter the Colony in contravention
of subsections (1) to (4) of section 10, prohibited persons;
(3) to extend the period within which removal orders may be sought against
prohibited immigrants from six months to two years.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motiori.
Question put and agreed td,
Bill read a first time.

President : I now call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the first
reading of the Trade Unions & Trade Disputes (Amendment) Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I have the
honour to introduce and have read for the first time a bill for an Ordinance to
amend the Trade Unions and Trade Disputes Ordinance No. 3 of 1950.
The objects of this bill are as follows :-
(a) include a definition of the word "prescribed" in section 2 of the
principal Ordinance;
(b) to correct a typographical error appearing in section 9 (3);
(c) give the Registrar power to appoint an auditor of the accounts of a trade
union. Hitherto such power was conferred on the trade union itself;
(d) empower to Registrar on behalf of a trade union to sue the treasurer or
other officer of the union for any money due from the Treasurer or such
officer to the union, or for any securities, effects, bills, papers and
property of the trade union in his hands or custody;
(e) repeal and replace section 13 of the principal Ordinance and in its place
to give the Governor in Council power to prescribe by rules the forms of
statement of account, assets and liabilities, audit certificate etc to be
sent to the Registrar in connection with the funds of a trade union.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a, first time.
President : I now call on the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the first
reading of the Income Tax (Amendment No. 2) Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I beg
leave to introduce and have read for the first time a bill for an ordinance to amend
the Income Tax Ordinance.
The objects of this bill are as follows :-
(a) to delete the proviso to section 11(1) (a) of the principal Ordinance so
as to permit persons paying interest on capital employed in acquiring
income to obtain a deduction of the interest so paid in arriving at the
chargeable income;
(b) to alter the arrangements by which deductions of sums expended for
the repair of premises were allowed under the principal Ordinance;
(c) to increase the allowance in respect of a person resident in the Colony
or who is a British Subject from four hundred and eighty dollars to five
hundred and seventy-six dollars, and for a wife from two hundred and
forty dollars to two hundred and eighty-eight dollars;
(d) to reduce the rate of tax payable on incomes ir. the higher brackets in
order to encourage the use of capital for development purposes;
(e) to give the Commissioners power to require persons to attend before
them to give evidence with respect to their income and to produce all
books or other documents in their custody relating to such income;
(f) to empower the Commissioners at any time within the year of assessment
or within two years thereafter to charge an additional tax in respect of
persons whose returns were vitiated by fraud or otherwise, and who as a
consequence had not paid the tax which they should originally have
paid. The additional tax will not exceed the amount of tax charged in
respect of the excess chargeable income as found by the Commissioners.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to
Bill read a first time.


President: I now call on the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the first
reading of the Police Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I beg to
move the introduction of a bill shortly entitled The Police (Amendment) Bill.
The objects of this bill are as follows :-
(a) to bring the provisions of the principal Ordinance dealing with pensions
into conformity with those of the St. Lucia Police Pensions Ordinance,
No. 10 of 1931;
(b) to enable a non-commissioned officer or constable who is transferred
from the police service to other pensionable employment under the
Government of the Colony to count his service prior to such transfer
for pension purposes;
(c) to establish a Special Reserve Police Force to take the place of special
and additional constables and the Police Reserve;
(d) to establish a Police Welfare Association and to prohibit membership of
trade unions;
(e) to exempt non-commissioned officers and constables from liability to be
sued for debts contracted by them or for goods supplied to them or on
their behalf;
(f) to provide that rates of good conduct pay, after approval by the
Governor, should be included in the Police Regulations.
(g) to provide for compensation for rural constables injured in the discharge
of their duties.
2. The opportunity was taken to express in dollars and cents any amounts in
the Ordinance formerly expressed in pounds, shillings and pence.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.
President : I am now going to ask the Honourable Crown Attorney to move
the adjournment of Council. Honourable Members who may wish to speak on
any matters of public interest are entitled to do so on the motion for the
adjournment, but in accordance with Rule 58 of the Standing Rules and Orders no
member will be allowed to speak for more than ten minutes.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I move
that this Council be adjourned sine die.
Member for Central Windward: Your Honour, Honourable Members of
Council, this morning I am proud to be here on this occasion the first time in the
history of the Colony under universal adult franchise, to be one of the people's
representatives, and I must say that we are here not only to make representations
for ourselves but we are here to make representations for the people of St. Vincent
as a whole. At this moment, I must say that whenever there is anything brought
before this House for the good of the community, I am quite willing to support it
even unto the end. Our people in this country suffered through bad representation,
I would say, but the God of Heaven judges all and I am indeed glad for this
opportunity as one among my other seven colleagues to say that I will do my best
to make my people happy.
Your Honour, Gentlemen, I do hope that we all will be able to cooperate and
help the people; because it is the people who gave us the honour and liberty of
being here to represent them so that they could get something of their own. It is

the first time that I am sitting on the Legislative Council, but as I have had a
little knowledge of these types of matters already, I will use it in the best possible
manner for my people. I must say again that whenever anything is brought to
this table, any thing in the interest of my people, I will support it in the interest
of the whole Colony of St. Vincent.
Member for North Windward : Mr. President, Honourable Members of this
Honourable House first of all on behalf of the people of the constituency of North
Windward and of the people of the Colony of St. Vincent as a whole I am proud to
associate my remarks with the last Honourable Speaker. We are under the system
of Government now handed to us from Number 10 Downing Street, London, under
which system every adult person at the age of 21 years can now take a share in
determining representation in our Government. That is a step forward.
In his speech of yesterday, His Excellency the Governor referred to "a free
world to which he said St. Vincent belonged. At present, however, we cannot
consider ourselves to belong to a free world when the four freedoms are still denied
colonial peoples-freedom from fear, freedom from want, freedom to worship
God as one pleases and freedom to traverse God's universe and so on. We hope
and pray that as time rolls on we too will. be able to free ourselves from our
thraldom chains. I am satisfied that we are prepared to cast in our lot and do
everything possible to make St. Vincent a better place. We must cast all our class
hatred and prejudices aside and get together for the common good of our island.
Among us are men of all walks of life now taking part in our Colony's affairs,
therefore it behoves us to try by God's help to do our utmost so that in the end we
may be able to create for our people a better day a brighter day and a more
prosperous day for all concerned.
Member for South Windward: Mr. President, Honourable Members of
Council, today is as it were a new mark. A new mark placed on a white page of
paper, a mark which stands predominant regardless of whatever criticisms may
have been offered. I am proud tod.y to stand among 7 other members of Council
representing the entire Colony of St. Vincent. I am not prepared to flatter you
with words, but what I want to say is that I am prepared to represent the people
of the Colony of St. Vincent with the best interest at heart regardless of race; and
in saying that, I can well remember this little quotation made by Abraham Lincoln,
once President of the United States of America Conceived in liberty and
dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
It is time for us to cast all our prejudices and pride aside and get to work; for
election time is over now. Now is the time that every man and woman should
fight for a better and a brighter day for St. Vincent. St. Vincent is a part of the
British Empire, but we have set a mark in St. Vincent that the World will tip their
hats to. We have returned a people's Government to power. In a place like little
St. Vincent with 65 thousand people, we have written a page of history that
nobody will be .able to tear out.
As I have already said, I hope and trust that all nominated and elected
members will cooperate for the good of St. Vineent. Where there is injustice we
shall stand on our own.
Member for Kingstown : Your Honour, Honourable Members of Council,
before I start, I should like to express my appreciation on behalf of the old
Members of the Legislative Council because I feel that whatever accomplishments
or progress they have made they have done their best.
Then to my fellow thinkers. I like to share with you the greatest discovery
I have ever made. It is so simple, so obvious, that it escapes most of us. 1t is te

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most effective method to a happy life that I know of. Here it is in six little words
Look for the good in people. Before you question it. Just give it a trial and learn
how to use it-In every human being there is some good that will respond. It
softens hearts, heals differences, invites friendship, gives confidence and courage
to every sad heart. It gives what everyone is hungry for-kindness and
appreciation of their good qualities. The more you use it, the more friends you
will make. Your life will be full of the happiness you have given to others. To
the youths. If I could get a message over to the youth of this country it would be
that success in life does not depend on genius. Any young man of ordinary
intelligence, who is morally sound should succeed in spite of obstacles and
handicaps, if he plays the game and keeps everlastingly at it. The possibilities
are measured by determination.
My greatest concern in St. Vincent is Agriculture. Agriculture is the
main-stay of the Colony and it is the subject that I feel should be given the
greatest attention. Instead of that, we have gone out and spent enormous sums of
money on Agriculture without checking on the progress. The amount of money
spent in this Department over the past ten years has increased from eleven
thousand dollars to approximately eighty-four thousand dollars and no records of
any progress or development are being kept. These conditions reflect on the
taxpayer who is already overburdened with taxation, and I feel strongly that every
effort should be made to reduce this enormous expenditure which shows no benefit
A letter was sent to me by His Honour the Administrator setting out the
operation and running of the old Legislative Council. This, in my opinion, is an
ultimatum, and had I believed that I was campaigning for election for the purpose
of carrying on where the old legislators left off, I would not have campaigned at
all. He has also pointed out that there is a balance owing to Barclays Bank on
the settlement of Leeward, which must be settled before the sale of the lands
could be effected. I like to say that any time a Mortgagee holds security for any
loans or sums of money advanced, the mortgagor with the consent of the
mortgagee could sell any or all of the security, provided that such sums of money
resulting from any sale are paid to the mortgagee. In the case of the government
a fraction of the security could liquidate the sum owing to Barclays Bank.
On the other hand when Government utilises the wherewithal or means by
which taxpayers made a livelihood and at the same time expects to receive
taxation from taxpayers, there is bound to be economic difficulties. We cannot
practise communism in a democratic country, and I assure you that the Land
settlement must be disposed of.
Another thing, over 350,000 dollars of taxpayers' money has been loaned to
Civil Servants which bears no interest, since in less than 2 years such loans are
turned in and a new one made. This money is the taxpayers' money, and this
kind of thing must not be permitted to happen. I am here to represent the
taxpayers' interest. You will find that on the sum of $350,000 Government loaned
to Civil Servants there is little or no interest derived therefrom, whereas
Government is carrying an overdraft of $200,000 on which interest at the rate of
5% is paid. Government goes further again-always creating new posts. They
have gone out to create the post of Assistant Administrator in the Colony, at a
time when the pressure of work which was at its peak during and shortly after the
last war, has lessened, and one should have expected that this post was just the
replacement of the post of Government Secretary. This however has not been the
CaU*, as there is still the post of Government Secretary %nd many others including
S'chief clerk, clerk of Councils, etc. On the whole the top heavy expenses of

Government should be used to the benefit of the taxpayers, particularly at this
time when we are short of schools, and need proper roads, etc.
I think that in any Colony the idea should be to cut down all unnecessary
expenses and the interest of the people as a whole taken into more serious account.
These are the things that St. Vincent should be made to check upon, and
things would be far better than they are at present. Thank you.
Member for St. George : Mr. President, Honourable Members of this
Honourable House, it is with pride and appreciation that I rise in the interest of
the people of the constituency of St. George. I am proud that I form a part of such
an .august body and I am satisfied that while I have teen given quite a lot of
criticism, I happen to be a man who live a practical life and must have practical
ideas; therefore I will go on to thank those Legislators who have given service to
the people of St. Vincent in the past and who in their way have done yeoman
service, but like everything else, you go on working as a youth and all of a sudden
you find yourself an old man. That in my estimation is what has happened to St.
Vincent, because too much paper was used. Paper must be used, but I believe that
here in St. Vincent we were too easily led to sign papers. As I see it, very often
without any action being taken; some are thrown into the waste paper basket-all
because of too many experts. When you have a form of Government that exists
under such conditions, any amount of money thrown into it must eventually fail.
When a man is pursuing a livelihood, his aim is to save; and unless some form of
reconstruction is fused into St. Vincent, I see no better light. Instead, year after
year St. Vincent has actually been spending money without thinking where that
money is coming from. The money that people work for, and the progress they
make depend on, and can only be had by continuous toil in the day and upward in
the night. But that is not so in the case of St. Vincent. When I walk around this
town, I see more Civil Servants on the streets shopping, than those in the offices
working. All these and many other things if corrected in St. Vincent will make
quite a better place out of it. So I hope that we will all cooperate and make a big
effort to correct them. I thank you.
Member for the Grenadines : Mr. President, Honourable Members of Council,
I am very proud to be a member of this Council under the new constitution. I am
really a new elected member of this Council and indeed a young one; but youth is
no handicap. I am here as the representative of the Grenadines which, in the
past years lacked representation. I must say it is my duty to unite my views with
the views of the rest of the Council in order that I might satisfy my people and the
inhabitants of the colony, and to justify that I did not come here merely to inhale
the good atmosphere which surrounds the Council.
There are two factors which confront us (1) the work which lies before us,
and (2) how are we going to set about doing it. We need careful planning and
sound reasoning in order to form a better St. Vincent for the benefit of all its
I am fully aware that I will be apt to make mistakes sometimes, but it is not
my intention to agree blindly to any matter which may be brought up in this
Council, whether by the Elected, Nominated or Official elements. With all fairness
to the 'Nominated and Official Members it is my intention to stick as closely as
possible to my party's policies, especially in matters that affect the toiling masses
of the country.
At this stage I think it is quite fitting to mention what is primarily required in
my constituency. The need for better medical attention in all the Islands of the

g enadines and also a better telephonic system between the islands and St.
Vincent-the return of a bi-weekly mail service which has been recently and
abruptly changed to once per week. The people of the Grenadines are dissatisfied
with such abrupt changes. Then the existing conditions for good water in the
islands of Canouan and Mayreau are rather distressing. These are some of the
things which in my .opinion should be brought to this Council's notice.
In conclusion, the people of the Grenadines wish that God would so guide,
steer .and direct the Members of this new Council to enable them to form a better
St. Vincent. I trust that each member will survey the work which lies before him
and ask God to be the guiding issue in the affairs of this Council.
Member for North Ieeeward : Your Honour, Honourable Members of Council,
on behalf of the people of St. Vincent, I wish to thank you very much for returning
me so successfully as they did. I would not say very much, but my colleagues and
I are pielared to pull every sinew for the betterment of the people and St. Vincent
on the whole.
Member for South Leeward : Your Honour, Honourable Members of Council,
I must say I feel proud to offer thanks to the people of South Leeward for
returning me not only as a candidate, but as Senior Member of this House. It will
be interesting to note that the town in which I now live and which I represent, I
was born there and I pitched marbles with some of the same boys who voted for
me-I also sup with them. So you understand the feeling I would have for them.
I live with them and I always will be with them. I will not let them down but will
cooperate to do anything for their good.
'Without saying too much, I hope for cooperation, for by cooperation I believe
we will get somewhere. Sc let us wish for strength and courage in whatever we do.
I thank you.
Third Nominated Member : Your Honour, Honourable Members, I regard my
preferment to the membership of this Council as a privilege and a challenge.
It is a privilege because I am now in a position to obtain at first hand a more
than ordinary insight into the problems of St. Vincent and the needs of all the
people that comprise this Island.
It is a challenge because I am expected to assist in ironing out the difficulties
which will inevitably confront this Council, and at the same time help to make St.
Vincent a better place, not only for this generation but for generations to come.
Failing that I, along with my colleagues will stand accused before posterity and
the world.
I have no delusions whatever, of the colossal task that lies ahead. A cursory
glance around St. Vincent will show that much work has been done by our
predecessors, yet much remains to be accomplished.
The economy of this country needs considerable improvement, our problems
are many, and solutions will be hard to find, but we must encourage fortune to
consider our needs which must be met.
It takes hard work to make an honest individual prosperous, so will it take
hard work to make a struggling St. Vincent strong. I am therefore prepared to
characterise my service to this Council by hard work, lest my service will be useless
to my countrymen and myself.
There is the task of making St. Vincent a respectable unit in the federation
scheme of things. The pursuit of this necessary aim must come from within;
must spring out of our having first put our house in order.

Apy legislator who is mindful of his responsibility to the people must remember
the people of the fields who are mainly responsible for the economic upkeep of this
Colony. They need greater organised facilities for leisure, where they can spend
their evenings under more edifying circumstances than at present.
The Middle Class or Civil Servants have real problems which need the attention
of sympathetic and impartial legislators.
Education has its problems which call for ready attention. I will be a very
happy man if this Council could see its way, before my term is up, to be more
lavish in its expenditure on education, so that the ordinary everyday individual
could become a more potent factor in his community.
Health, including hospital equipment in Kingstown, and the country districts
needs the consideration of us all. We need more Doctors so that the people may
be better served. These necessities must spring readily tc the minds of not only
legislators, but to the minds of every intelligent Vincentian on the most hurried
survey of the needs and problems of St. Vincent.
But how are these needs to be met? How are these problems to be solved? I
can only answer as Lord Passfield did, when on a rainy day he was asked how were
the Government going to cope with their top-heavy programme of work? His
Lordship pointed to the rain and said : "as calmly, as steadily, without noise,
without fuss." We at this Council Chamber need to do likewise, let us fuse our
ideas together for the common good and success must be achieved.
Second Nominated Member : Your Honour Honourable Members of Council,
I too am proud to be associated with this Council as I was proud of my association
with the last Council. Regardless of what is said by anyone, I will maintain that
the future will show what was done by the last Council. I was a member of the
last Council, and as you gentlemen progress from day to day, you will see that
certain of the criticisms made recently of the former Councillors were unfounded
and lacking in justice. It is fairly easy to criticise the man who is inside; but you
now find yourself in the same position. I am glad to say that some of my
Honourable friends who worked hard on the last Council are here again to
continue. I, too, am prepared to do all I can. But I must correct one or two
misstatements made by my friend on the left the Hon. member for Kingstown
when he said that taxpayers money was being lent to Civil Servants to buy houses
and cars I would like to tell my friend and all other persons who hold the same
view that not one single red cent of taxpayers money was ever used or spent to lend
Civil Servants to buy houses. The money my friend is probably referring to is
money which is borrowed from Barclays Overseas Development Corporation. That
is not taxpayers' money. It is borrowed from the Corporation and interest is
being paid. It is a transaction which has nothing at all to do with Taxpayers'
In regard to the question of Fees of Court, I hope my friend will look into
Government's records with more care. The figures my friend saw are under the
heading Fees of Court and office and include many items which have nothing
to do with the Court House at all. So I think persons should be more careful in
looking into Government's records. "Fees of Court etc" does not mean fines
collected by the Court.
As so much has been said about progress, I must say that there is one certain
way to hinder progress and that is for elected members to divide themselves and
refuse cooperation with anyone and immediately assume that every nominated
member is a devil incarnate and that all nominated members merely follow the
administration blindly. I am glad to hear, however, that that is not so in the minds

of all members of this Council. Personally, if that were the case, you would not see
me around this Council table. I have objected in the past and I will continue to
object without fear, to any decision with which I do not agree. My duty is not to
agree and/or object for the sake of doing so. You may rest assured that you will
have my undivided support in all matters for the general good of St. Vincent.
In particular, I am extremely sorry that certain things which have been said
regarding Civil Servants were in fact said. It is not fair to the poor Civil Servant
especially as everyone knows that the person who finds himself hardest hit and in
debt in times like these is the person who draws a fixed salary. Such is the
condition of the Civil Servant who, in St. Vincent, works hard without the
remuneration which he would receive in a larger and a more prosperous Colony.
So I am very sorry that the things said had to be said about Civil Servants.
In conclusion, I may add that if there is any little difficulty in matters of
procedure or anything of which you may not be quite sure, I am at your disposal
at any time and will be glad to give whatever assistance is in my power.
Member for Kingstown. The Honourable Member seems to misunderstand
the statement made. I said that the money was loaned to buy cars, & for your
information, I maintain what I have said. The loans were for the purchase of cars
and what not, so I trust you will listen carefully before you rebut some of these
President : I would not take part in the present debate. I want at this stage
however, to explain what I consider a misinterpretation of a document to which a
previous speaker referred. The document was really a statement showing what
the past Council had done and it was in no way an ultimatum. It would never
have come to my mind to issue an ultimatum of any kind. I thought it would be
of some assistance to the new members if they had an idea of the policy of
Government during the last few years, and I hoped that it would be taken in the
spirit in which it was given.
I now declare this Council adjourned sine die.

Acting Clerk, Legislative Council.

Confirmed this 6th day of December, 1951