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VOL. 92.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 28 APRIL, 1959. [No. 24.


No. 164.

It is notified for general information that there will be a meeting of the
Legislative Council at the Council Chamber, Kingstown, on Thursday, 7th May,
1959, at 10.00 a.m.
A cordial invitation to attend is extended to the General Public.
28th April, 1959.

No. 165.
(No. 22 of 1946)
IN THE MATTER OF THE ACQUISITION by the Governor in Council of
a certain parcel of land at Fountain "A" in the Parish of St. George for
a public purpose.



WHEREAS it is enacted by Section 3 of the Land Acquisition Ordinance 1946
(No. 22 of 1946) that if the Governor in Council considers that any land should
be acquired for a public purpose he may cause a declaration to that effect to be
AND WHEREAS it is considered by the Governor in Council that the under-
mentioned parcel of land should be acquired for a public purpose, to wit,
the water supply route from Eyrie to Kingstown:

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152 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 28 APRIL, 1959.-(No. 24.)

Now IT Is HEREBY DECLARE- by His Excellency the Governor acting in
accordance with the advice of the Executive Council of the Colony of Saint
Vincent that upon the Second Publication of this Declaration in the Gazette
all that parcel of land at Fountain "A" in the Parish of St. George the property
of the respective persons set out in the Schedule here shall vest absolutely in
the Crown.

the Number G3/48 showing the above mentioned parcel of land has been pre-
pared by H. Neblett, Licensed Land Surveyor lodged on the 21st day of Sep-
tember, 1958, at the Lands and Surveys Department of Kingstown in the said
Colony, and can be inspected at all reasonable hours at the said Department.
Clerk of Executive Council.

This is the schedule referred to above:-

Plan No. Owner Area Adjoining Lands

G3/48 Ormond Cupid 1,791 sq. ft. Surrounded by Ormond Cupid

Dated at Kingstown this 21st day of April, 1959.
Clerk of Executive Council.

No. 166.


His Honour the Administrator has
appointed the following persons to be
members of the Air Transport Licensing
Authority for the Colony for two years
with effect from 1st April, 1959:
The Honourable Crown Attorney
C. L. SPROTT, Esq.,
D. G. MURRAY, Esq.,
The Principal Assistant Secretary,
Ministry of Communications &
Works (Secr tary).
28th April, 195J.
(Q. 2/1954.)

No. 167.


Mr. C. L. JOHN, Dispenser, Medical
Department, has been granted 154 days
vacation leave with effect from 1st
April, 1959.
28th April, .1959.
(P.F. 511.)

Nd. 168.

Under the Bank Holidays Ordinance,
Friday, 1st May, 1959, being a Bank
Holiday, all Public Offices will be closed
on that day.
28th April, 1959.

No. 169.


Applications are invited for the post
of Dental Surgeon (School Dental Offi-
cer) St. Vincent.
The salary of thI post, which is
pensionable, is in t' e scale $3,840 x
$120-$4,800 (800 x 25-1,000)
plus a 20% pension; ble pay addition.
Private practice will be permitted,
provided that it does not interfere
with the officer's official duties. The
appointment, which may be on con-
tract if desired, carries with it the
liability to transfer to any post of
equivalent status within the wind-
ward Islands.
Applicants should possess a Dental
qualification registrable in St. Vin-


cent, and should have had at least
three years post-graduate experience
in Practical Dentistry and some expe-
rience in Social Dentistry. lie will be
required to advise the Government of
St. Vincent on the dental health of
school children and to undertake the
dental care of children throughout
the Island, and the Grenadines.
Further particulars regarding the ap-
pointment may be obtained from the
Chief Secretary, Windward Islands,
Grenada, to whom applications giving
full particulars, qualifications and ex-
perience and accompanied by two tes-
timonials (which will not be returned
should be addressed to reach him no
later than the 31st May, 1959).
28th April, 1959.
(M. 34/1939 (A).)

No. 170.

Applications are invited from suitably
qualified persons for the post of Execu-
tive Officer, Windward Islands.
1. Appointment. The appointment
is no:iu-p:,sionable and wil! 1:? for a
period of three years in the first in-
stance. It will be subject to the Colo-
nial Regulations and to the local Gen-
eral Orders in force for the time being,
in so far as they are applicable.
2. Salary. The salary scale of the
appointment is $4,800 per annum rising
by annual increments of $120 to $6,240
per annum plus 20% pay addition. The
current rate of exchange of the Wind-
ward Islands dollar is $4.80 equals 1
sterling. Half salary of the appoint-
ment will be paid from the date of em-
barkEtion, and full salary from the date
of arrival in the Colony.
3. Allowances. A car is a necessity
and a travelling allowance of $240
(50) per annum (plus casual mileage
for journeys of 5 miles and over) is
paid to the officer. Subsistence and
transport allowances are provided in
accordance with local regulations in re-
spect of approved travel on duty, in-
cluding visits to other Colonies of the
Windward group. (The officer is ex-
pected to divide his time equally be-
tween the four Colonies).
4. Quarters. Neither Government
quarters nor a housing allowance in lieu
is provided.
5. Leave. Vacation leave on full
salary will be granted at the rate of one
week for each completed period of three
months' resident service to be taken on

the satisfactory completion of the pe-
riod of the Officer's engagement.
6. Passages. Free passages to the
Wiadward Islands will be provided for
tho officer, his wife and children, not ex-
,eedir- five persons in all, on first ap-
',oviti 'ent, and free passages back to
h ofiher's homeland on the satisfactory
umn1 'tion of the period of the officer's
-ngag ment. Children to be under
I.c- ny years of age, unmarried and
lepe:.lent on the officer.
7. Duties. The duties of the post
.:1 as follows:-
(i; Responsibility for the design of
all new public- buildings in the
Windward Islands;
(ii) Collaboration with the Public
Works Departments in the exe-
cution of buildings and in build-
ing research and experiments:
(iii) Advice to the Housing and
planning Authorities on all
housing and planning develop-
8. General Information. Govern-
mecnt officers are liable to taxation im-
Spose'3 by local enactments.
Applications should be addressed to
the Chief Secretary of the Windward
Islands, Grenada, The West Indies, and
should, reach him not later than 31st
May, 1959.
28th April, 1959.

No. 160.

Applications are invited from men
between the ages of 22 and 35 years for
appointment to the post of Probation
Officer, St. Lucia.
Candidate should possess the Cam-
bridge School Certificate or higher quali-
Applicants should have some know-
ledge of Social Work and a desire cou-
pled with past experience of work
amongst young people. A knowledge of
patois would be an advantage.
The salary of the post (which is not
pensionable at present) is at the rate
of $2,304 per annum in the scale of
$2,304 rising by annual increments of
$96 to $2,688 per annum plus a pay ad-
dition of 20%.
The Probation Officer will- be re-
quired to undertake Social Work of the
Courts, After Care of Offenders, and
Case Work. He will also be required
to carry out such other duties as may
from time to time be required by the
Public Relations and Social Welfare

154 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 28 APRIL, 1959.-(No. 24.)

Applications with two copies of re-
cent testimonials should be addressed
to the Assistant Administrator and Es-
tablishment Officer, Government Build-
ings, Castries, and should reach him not
later than Saturday, 2nd May, 1959.
21st April, 1959.

No. 147.


Applications for appointment to the
new post of General Manager of the
Dominica Banana Growers' Association
are invited from suitably qualified per-
sons who should be of proved man-
agerial ability. The applicant appointed
will be responsible to the Association's
Board of Management for the effective
discharge of all aspects of the Board's
duties, including Banana Disease Con-
The appointment will be on contract
for three years in the first instance, sub-
ject to a probationary period of three
months and to termination by either
party at three months' notice. The
salary offered is in the range $7,200-
$12,000 per annum, depending on quali-
fications and experience; travelling ex-
penses are reimbursable. The appoint-
ment of a General Manager and its ter-
mination are subject to the approval of
the Governor-in-Council.
If an applicant resident elsewhere
than in Dominica is appointed passage
and removal expenses of himself, his
wife and dependent children below the
age of 18, not exceeding five persons in
all, will be met.
Applications, giving full details of
qualifications and experience, and ac-
companied by copies of two testimonials,
should reach the Secretary, Dominica
Banana Growers' Association, Roseau,
Dominica, W.I., not later than 7th May,
14th April, 1959.
(A. 15/1930 IV.)

No. 171.

The following letter which is pub-
lished for general information, has been
addressed by the Secretary of State for
Foreign Affairs to all those British
owners of property in Egypt who have
registered claims with the Foreign

March 1959.
Dear Sir or Madam,
An Agreement has now been signed
in Cairo between Her Majesty's Gov-
ermnent and the Government of the
United Arab Republic concerning fin-
ancial and commercial relations and
British property in Egypt. The text is
being published as a White Paper and
I am enclosing a copy.
2. The Agreement provides for the
immediate termination of all sequestra-
tion measures in Egypt by the Govern-
ment of the U.A.R., and for te mination
of all restrictive measures against Brit-
ish nationals under Proclamation No. 5
of November 1, 1956. It also provides
for the return of all British property
remaining under sequestration (which
I will refer to as Sequestrated Proper-
ty throughout this letter) ; and for the
i',ii i, i i of compensation in sterling to
Her Majesty's Government to cover
both property sold by the Egyptian
authorities under Proclamation No. 5
(which I will refer to as Egyptianised
Property in this letter) and also to cover
injury or damage to Sequestrated Pro-
perty as a result of the measures of se-
cSquestrated Property
3. The Agreement provides for an
orderly process of desequestration and
obliges the U.A.R. to administer and
protect sequestrated property until its
return to the owners (providing you ap-
ply within one year).
4. The U.A.R. Government has made
the following announcement: "The
owners, whose property in Egypt has
been sequestrated under Proclamation
No. 5 and is not the subject of Articie
III (c) of the Agreement are hereby
informed that they can obtain the re-
turn of their property at their request
from the Sequestrator-General of Brit-
ish property in Egypt." (Article
III (c) refers to Egyptianised pro-
perty). If you own sequestrated pro-
perty, I advise you to take over, or to
authorise agents to take over, your pro-
perty. To do this you must apply to
the Egyptian Sequestrator-General on
an application form which is being pre-
pared and will shortly be sent to Her
Majesty's Government by the Egyptian
authorities. A copy of this form when
received will be distributed by the
British Property in Egypt Section of
the Foreign Office to all property owners
registered with them and will be avail-
able on application to the Section at 7
Carlton Gardens, London, S.W.1. The
Sequestrator-General will want from

SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 28 APRIL, 1959.-(No. 24.) 151

you, as well as your application form,
particulars of identity and a statement
of the assets you are claiming.
5. It is not absolutely necessary for
you to go back to Egypt to deal with
your property. If you want, you can
appoint agents to act on your behalf,
in which case your application to the
Sequestrator-General would have to in-
clude an authority from you appointing
your agent. The British Property in
Egypt Section will be able to give you
advice both about the appointment of
agents and about any other steps which
you should take.
6. Will you please send any en-
quiries you may have about the recovery
of Sequestrated Property under the
Agreement, to the British Property in
Egypt Section. It is particularly im-
portant to consult them before return-
ing to Egypt.
7. If, after its restoration, you dis-
cover that your property has suffered
injury or damage as a result of seques-
tration, you can formulate claims for
compensation. These will be handled
by the Foreign Compensation Commis-
sion in London in the same way as
claims for compensation for Egyptian-
ised Property which I am mentioning in
paragraph 9 below.
8. The Office of the United Kingdom
Representative in Cairo will be taking
over from the Swiss authorities, who
have been acting as Protecting Power
for the past two years, all matters to do
with the implementation of the Agree-
ment and will give you all possible as-
sistance in Egypt.
Egyptianised Property.
This property will not be returned.
You will be entitled to claim compen-
sation from the lump sum paid under
the Agreement to Her Majesty's Gov-
ernment. I shall be entrusting the dis-
tribution of the lump sum to the For-
eign Compensation Commission in ac-
cordance with the provisions of Orders
in Council the first of which I am now
preparing and which will be laid be-
fore Parliament as soon as possible
after it has been submitted for :Her
Majesty's approval. The Commission
will not be able to deal with applica-
tions from prospective claimants until
the Order in Council has been approved,
but, if you have any enquiries about
this aspect of the Agreement in the
meantime, the British Property in
Egypt Section of the Foreign Office will
be glad to answer them.
Yours sincerely
28th April, 1959.

No. 144.

The undermentioned Bill is published
with this issue of the Gazette and may
be seen at the Government Office, Kings-
town Library, District Post Offices,
Police Stations, and at all Revenue
Bill for an Ordinance to amend and
consolidate the law relating to Cur-
rency and to implement an Agree-
ment to provide for a uniform
Currency in the Eastern Group of
the British Caribbean Territories.
(F. 13/1950 II.)

By Order,

Acting Government Secretary.

28th April, 1959.




Term II, 1959.

Term II, 1959, will begin on Monday,
4th May, 1959, at 10.30 a.m.
Grammar School,
28th April, 1959.


Term II, 1959.

Term II, 1959, will begin on Monday,
4th May, 1959, at 10.30 a.m.
Acting Headmistress.
Girls' High School,
28th April, 1959.

1959, will start on Monday 4th May.
Tuition will be offered in the follow-
ing subjects:-English Language, Eng-
lish Literature, Mathematics, Geogra-
phy, History, Health Science, Religious
Knowledge and Cookery.
Prospective candidates are 'asked to
register at the Education Department

156 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 28 APRIL, 1959.-(No. 24.)

as soon as possible, and all fees for
Term II must be paid by 30th April.
No student will be allowed to attend
classes if his fees are unpaid.
Further information can be obtained
from the Education Department.
Education Officer.
Department of Education,
St. Vincent.
22nd April, 1959.

A.D. 1959

Appeal No. 13.

Regulation 21 (3) made under the
Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Ordin-
ance, 1940, requires that every driver
of a motor vehicle

to say I am not implying that the neces-
sity for leaving his seat so that he can
perform his duties can excuse a breach
of the law on the part of a driver or
any one else.
The defendant-appellant was en-
gaged in delivering oil when he was
charged under section 21 (3) of the
Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Regu-
lations 1940 without stopping the en-
gine and applying the brakes before
quitting the vehicle. The question for
me to determine is whether the defen-
dant had quit his vehicle, the question
whether the defendant had applied his
brakes having been determined by the
learned Police Magistrate in favour of
the defendant and is not in dispute.
The Oxford dictionary gives as mean-
ings of the word "quit" the follow-
ing :-
1. "Depart from, leave, (Place,
person, etc.; quitted Paris at mid-
night; quitted him in anger) ".
2. "Cease to be engaged in or oc-
cupied with".
Now I cannot agree in the circum-
stances of this case that defendant had
depated from or left his vehicle. He
wa, standing near to it. It is to be
noted that the regulation says "quit the
vehicle" not quit the driver's seat or
quit the cab. Defendant had most cer-
tainly departed from or left the cab. He

"should before quitting the motor was no longer occupied with the cab.
vehicle stop the engine and apply But in my opinion he had not departed
the brakes." from or left the vehicle. Far from de-
In this case the motor vehicle was a parting from or leaving the vehicle he
mechanically propelled deisel oil tank. was engaged in delivering oil from the
The driver had left his seat and was vehicle.
supplying oil to a customer's under- To hold the defendant guilty of this
ground tank. Oil is supplied from the charge would mean that every motorist
mobile tank to the Customer's tank by or motor mechanic who stops a motor
means of a hose. The oil however does propelled vehicle at the side of a high-
not run by gravity from the mobile tank way and gets out in order to check or
into the customer's tank but has to be adjust the motor which is left running
pumped. This is done by a pump which would be guilty of an offence. I do not
is affixed to the mobile tank and this think the Legislature ever contemplated
pump is operated by the same engine such action as constituting a breach of
which propells the vehicle carrying the the law.
mobile tank. In order to supply a cus- This case has I understand been
tomer's tank the driver of the mobile
tomer's tank the driver of the mobile brought as a test case. There is unfor-
tank drives the vehicle as close as is tunately no direct authority which has
necessary to the customer's tank, stops been cited to me or which I have been
the vehicle, applies his brakes, disen- able to find.
gages his clutch, but leaves the engine
running. He then connects the pump From Stroud's Judicial dictionary
to the running engine and inserts the however I find that "wrongfully quit-
hose into the receiving end of the cus- ting the boat" by a seaman or appren-
tomer's tank. In order to do this the tice (Pt. 4 (Fishing Boats) Merchant
driver and his assistant have to leave Shipping Act, 1894, (57 & 58 Vict., c.
their seats in the cab and go one to the 60), s. 376 (1) (c) is "quitting the boat
rear of the vehicle and one to the end without leave, after her arrival in port
of the hose and must remain at these and before she is placed in security."
positions until the amount of petrol re- Although this is an interpretation prim-
quired is delivered. I must pause here arily of the word wrongfully" the word

28 APRIL, 1959.-(No. 24.) 157

"quit" here obviously contemplates a gaged with the vehicle even though
departure from the boat even if only a was 40 feet away holding the end of t
temporary departure and would not in- hose. Although he had physically I
elude a seaman or apprentice who was moved himself 40 feet from the vehic
having a swim around the boat or was while the engine was running he hi
in a dinghy cleaning the side of the no intention of disassociating himse
boat. Such a person would undoubt- from the vehicle as does the man w]
edly have descended from the vessel but gets out to deliver a parcel, but he w:
could not be said to have quit it. very much occupied with the vehic
The learned Crown Attorney argued and especially with the manner in which
that if the appellant had gone to the the engine was running. The man wl
rear of the vehicle where there is ap- quits his car to deliver a parcel is ni
parently some lever or instrument for the purpose of delivering the pare
which is operated by the person stand- occupied with his car or concerned wit
ing at the rear of the vehicle and by what becomes of it. The delivery
which the speed of the engine is con- the parcel is not affected even though
trolled he would be satisfied that the the car was to vanish into thin air. Bi
appellant had not quit the vehicle. But the appellant in the present case is ver
the fact that the appellant was occupied much concerned with what happens t
in attending to the end of the hose did his vehicle even though he is 40 fee
not negative a quitting of the vehicle, away holding the end of a hose. Th
He did not concede that the assistant delivery of the oil through the hose
could be substituted for the driver. On dependent on the proper functioning o
the other hand in a hypothetical case put the vehicle's engine.
to him by the Court he conceded that In the result the decision is reverse
there could be a substitution. The hy- and the case dismissed.
pothetical case was as follows:-
A drives his car in the morning to his G. L. TAYLOR,
office which is on a public highway. He Puisne Judge
stops the car leaving the engine run- 26th January, 1959.
ning and gets out. As he does so his
friend B, a licensed driver also who has
been sitting beside him takes his place NOTICES.
at the steering wheel. A has given B
the use of his car for the rest of the day. COTTON CLOSE SEASON.
The learned Crown Attorney argued
that A had quit hi; ear but he main- Notice is hereby given that an Ordei
tains has committed no oTence because in Council gazetted on 7th April, 195
in the circumstances B r resents 'A'. in Council gazette on 7th April, 195.
Sdeclares the Close Season for Cotton tc
Why cannot the assistant.represent the be as follows:-
driver in the present case? If it be
argued that the assistant in order to re- St. Vincent from 1st May, 1959 tc
present the driver must be a licensed 15th August, 1959.
driver there is no evidence that he was St. Vincent Grenadines from Ist
not. April, 1959, to 30th June, 1959.
Be that as it may an act cannot be All Cotton and Ochro plants must be
divorced from the mental processes destroyed before the Close Season com-
which bring it about. A person who mences. Owing to the prevalence of
stops his car on the highway leaves the Pink Boll Worms, growers are asked to
engine running, enters a building, de- pay particular attention to the cleaning
posits a parcel and jumps back behind up of the Cotton Houses and Fields.
the steering wheel has undoubtedly quit Any person not complying with the
the vehicle even if only for a matter of Close Season Regulations will be liable
seconds. For the purpose of placing to prosecution.
the parcel in the building the car was HUGH S. McCONNIE,
of no use. When he got out-of the car Superintendent of Agriculture.
although he had the intention of re-
turning immediately he undoubtedly 27th April, 1959.
got out with the intention of leaving or
if you like abandoning his car, even
though it was for seconds only. A man CENTRAL HOUSING AND
who gets out of a car on a highway to PLANNING AUTHORITY.
check the engine or to fasten the bonnet
has not left or temporarily abandoned MONTROSE AND DASENT COTTAGE
his car. He is there with it, he is occu- HOUsING SCHEMES.
pied with it. Similarly in the present
case the defendant appellant far from The attention of owners of un-oceu-
leaving his vehicle was actively en- pied building lots at the above Housing





158 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 28 APRIL, 1959.-(No. 24.)

Schemes is drawn to Section 7 of the
First Supplementary Scheme under
which condition building lots were sold.
"Sec. 7. Building construction
shall commence within six months of
the material date of the Scheme or
of the date of purchase of the lot,
whichever is the later, and shall be
completed within one year from the
date of commencement. The Central
Housing and Planning Authority may
in its discretion grant an extension of
the above named periods.
In case of default the Central Au-
thority may repurchase the lot at the
price for which it was sold together
with a reasonable sum for any build-
ing or part of a building whose con-
struction was approved by the Au-
thority. '
Owners of building lots who have not
yet built are hereby notified that the
Authority proposes to take re-
cover the lots in accordance with the
Executive Officer & Secretary.
24th April, 1959.



Notice is hereby given to all persons
whose accounts with the Authority are
in arrears or overdue, that fourteen
days from the date of this notice, action
will be taken in accordance with the
Slum Clearance and Housing Ordin-
ance, to recover all moneys overdue.

Executive Officer & Secretary.
24th April, 1959.


This is to certify that in accordance
with Ordinance No. 1 of 1934, the
Georgetown Cane Farmers' Agricul-
tural Credit Society has on the 19th
day of March, 1959, been registered at
the office of the Registrar of Agricul-
tural Credit Societies as a Society oper-
ating under the Agricultural Credit
Societies laws of the Colony.
for Registrar,
Agricultural Credit Societies.
20th April, 1959.


The West India Regiment Recruiting
Team will be visiting Saint Vincent
shortly to select Recruits for the Regi-
The Regiment offers a full time
career to young men who are physically
fit, between the ages of 171/2 and 23
years, not less than 5' 6" in height and
weighing net less than 130 lbs.
Submit applications with the required
particulars to the Chief of Police to
reach him not later than 9th May, 1959.
Those persons who failed in the last
selection need not re-apply.
Chief of Police.
Office of the Chief of Police,
Police Headquarters,
21st April, 1959.



What has the Force to Offer?

To suitable men of good physique,
education and unblemished character?
It offers a career which will provide a
permanent occupation of variety and
interest. What is more, it gives com-
radeship and security, and if you are
prepared to work hard and obey the
rules of the game you can one day be
the Chief of Police.
You have an opportunity to travel to
Barbados for your Training Course.
You take part in well organized
sports and games.
Qualifications for Appointment.
Age -19 to 30 years.
Height -At least 5' 8".
Chest -At least 34" (deflated)
Eye Sight -Good.
Teeth -Good.
Health -Good.
Educational -Must have attained at
least the Primary School
Leaving Certificate.
Applicants must be recommended by
at least two prominent and respectable
Secondary education is an asset, also
previous service in any of H.M. Forces.
Salary commences at $672 p.a. plus
The following allowances are paid if
you qualify for them.
1. House.
2. Good Conduct.
3. Laundry.
4. C.I.D.


If you are desirous of enlisting in the, Senior Medical Officer, Medical Depart-
St. Vincent Police Force, call in at ment, Kingstown.
Police Headquarters Office EARLY for A. D. LOW,
an enlistment form and bring along Denior M Wdicl O .
your Birth Certificate, School Leaving Medical Depa ent r
Certificate and two Recommendations. Mediaa l Department,
S. A. ANDERSON, 18th April, 1959.
Police Headquarters, COLONIAL HosPITAL.
10th April, 1959. Applications are invited for the post
of Student Technician, Laboratory,
Colonial Hospital.
MEDICAL DEPARTMENT NOTICES. Applications, stating age and qualifi-
cations, and accompanied by at least
VACANT POSTS. two recent testimonials, should be ad-
dressed to the Senior Medical Officer
The Senior Medical Officer will re- and should reach his Office not later
ceive applications from suitable appli- than 30th April, 1959.
cants for the undermentioned posts now Preference will be given to candidates
vacant at the Mental Hospital, Villa, up who hold the Cambridge School Certifi-
to 4 p.m. on Tuesday the 28th April, cate or its equivalent.
1959:- Previous training in chemistry or
Male Attendant: General Science will be taken into ac-
Salary $528 x $24-$624 x $36-$768, count.
plus 20% salary increase. The salary attached to the post, which
Female Attendant: is non-pensionable, is in the scale $528 x
Salary $516 x $24-$636, plus 20% $84--$696 per annum.
salary increase. A. D. LOW,
Free uniforms are provided. Quarters Senior Medical Oficer.
are not provided. Medical Department,
Further information as regards de- Kingstown.
tails of duty etc. is obtainable from the 28th March, 1959.


The undermentioned District Registrars shall attend for the performance
of their duties at their Districts every day, from the hour of eight thirty o'clock
in the forenoon to three o'clock in the afternoon, except on Sunday and any
Bank or Public Holiday:-
District Registry. Name of Officer.






Sandy Bay
Lowmans Wd.
Union Island

Registrar General's Department
Kingstown, St. Vincent.
24th April, 1959.

The Deputy Registrar.
The Non-Commissioned Officer-in-Charge
Calliaqua Police Station
The Non-Commissioned Officer-in-Charge
Mesopotamia Police Station.
The Revenue Officer-in-Charge.
The District Postmistress.
The Non-Commissioned Officer-in-Charge
Layou Police Station.
The Revenue Officer-in-Charge.
The Non-Commissioned Officer-in-Charge
Chateaubelair Police Station.
The Non-Commissioned Officer-in-Charge
Colonarie Police Station.
The Dispenser.
The District Postmistress.
The Revenue Officer-in-Charge.
The District Officer.
The Head Teacher, Government School.
Miss Dorothy deRoche, Retreat.
The District Postmaster.

Acting Registrar General.



It is hereby notified that the undermentioned articles which have been in the Customs Warehouse
uncleared for over one (1) year, and are not worth the duty, shall be forfeited under Section 28
Cap. 183 of the Laws of St. Vincent.

H.M. Customs,
St. Vincent,
1st April, 1959.

J. H. D. COX,
Collector of Customs & Excise.

Date Quantity Declared
Ware- Ship Consignee Marks & Nos. & Descrip- declares Remarks
housed ___________________ ______ tion Contnts

30/ 4/57 Sygna J. H. Hazell & Hazell 1 ctn. Sanitary Belts Empty
& Sons
5/ 4/57 Trader ditto J. H. Hazell 1 pkg. Scribbling Pads Damaged-
no good
22/ 6/57 Yssel Corea & Co., Ltd. RIBAS 1 ctn. Toilet Preps. Empty
3/ 6/57 Can. Chal- ditto Hazell 1 ctn. Canned Goods do.
30/ 3/57 Fernwood G. A. Forde Various Marks 2 ctns. Stout do.
8/ 6/57 Lady Jean John H. Hazell J. A. B. (& Co.) 1 c/s Confeetionery Decayed
13/ 8/57 Lady Jean ditto Corea 1 tin Crix Biscuits Empty
8/ 8/57 West Indian Corea & Co., Ltd. C. & Co., Ltd 1 ctn. Stout do.
14/ 9/57 West Indian ditto C & Co. 2 etns. Stout do.
9/10/57 Daerwood J. H. Hazell Sons A. P. 1 ctn. Herringsin do.
& Co. Tomato Sauce
30/10/57 Helvig Torm Corea & Co., Ltd. Blue Car. Hotel 1 ctn. Beer do.
11/12/57 Fernwood George A. Forde C. K. G. 2 etns. Stout do.
ditto P. I. C. O. 1 etn. do. do.
ditto C. & Co., 1 etn. do. do.
ditto I etn. Beer do.
ditto H. H. 3 ctns. Stout do.


It is hereby notified for general information that a new shipment of
vegetable seeds has arrived and will be on sale at the Office of the Department
of Agriculture on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between the hours
of 9 a.m. and 12 noon and from 1.00 p.m. to 3 p.m., and on Wednesdays and
Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The prices are as follows:-

Per oz.


Early Jersey Wakefield
Flat Dutch
Black Beauty
California Wonder

Per Pkt.

Superintendent of Agriculture.
10th April, 1959.

[Price 30 cts. 1


of 1959.


AN ORDINANCE to amend and consolidate the law relating
to currency and to implement an Agreement to provide
for a uniform currency in the Eastern Group of the British
Caribbean Territories.
[ On Proclamation. ]

Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.

1. (1) This Ordinance may be cited as the Currency
Ordinance, 1959.
(2) This Ordinance shall come into operation on such
day as the Governor by proclamation published in the Gazette
shall appoint.

2. In this Ordinance-
"Agreement" means the Agreement set out in the First
Schedule hereto;
"Board" means the Board of Commissioners established
in accordance with the terms of the Agreement;
"coin" means any coin provided, issued or re-issued under
the provisions of this Ordinance;

Short title and


No. Currency. 1959.

"Currency Fund" means tlhe Currency Fund established
in accordance with Article 3 of the Agreement:
''currency note" means-any note provided, issued, deemed
to have been issued, or re-issued under the provisions
of this Ordinance;
"Income Account" means the Currency Fund Income
Account opened and maintained in accordance with
Article 4 of the Agreement.

Agreement to 3. The provisions of the Agreement set out in the First
have the force Schedule hereto, made between the Governments of the Colonies
of Law. of-
First Schedule.
(a) Barbados;
(b) British Guiana;
(c) Trinidad and Tobago;
(d) Antigua, Saint Christopher Nevis and Anguilla, and
Montserrat, 'comprising for the purposes of this
Ordinance the Leeward Islands;
(e) Grenada, Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia and Dominica
comprising the Windward Islands-
shall have the force of law as if enacted in this Ordinance and
as if they had effect from the first day of July, 1956.

4.. (1) For the purposes of this Ordinance-
Board to have
sole right to issue (a) the Board shall, subject to the provisions of this
and re-issue cur- Ordinance, have the sole right, power and author-
rency notes and ity to provide, issue and re-issue currency notes
coin in the in the Colony;
(b) no banker shall, in the Colony, issue or re-issue any
bank note. For the purposes of this subsection the
expression "Bank note" extends and applies to
all bills or notes for the payment of money to the
bearer on demand issued by a banker.
(2) Currency Notes of the Government of Jamaica issued
from time to time under the provisions of the Currency Notes
Law of the Colony of Jamaica and being, at the time of tender,
legal tender in Jamaica (hereinafter referred to as "Jamaica
notes") shall be deemed for the purposes of this Ordinance to
have been issued under this Ordinance.
(3) In so far as it relates to coin, the Board shall, sub-
ject to the provisions of this Ordinance, have the sole right,
power and authority to provide, issue and re-issue coin in the


5. (1) Currency notes issued under subsection (1) (a)
of section 4 of this Ordinance shall be of the denominations
specified in the Agreement and be of such form and design
and printed from such plates and on such paper and be authen-
ticated. in such manner as may from time to time be approved
by the Secretary of State.
(2) The plates shall be prepared and kept and the notes
printed, authenticated, issued and cancelled in the manner and
in accordance with conditions prescribed by Regulations made
under section 12 bf this Ordinance for the purpose of preventing
fraud and improper use.
(3) Coin issued under this Ordinance shall be of the
denominations and weight and be made of such metal or metals
as are specified in the Second Schedule hereto as amended from
time to time under the provisions of subsection (4) of this
section and be of such form-and design as may be prescribed.
(4) The Governor may, after consultation with the
Board and with the approval of the Secretary of State, make
Regulations amending the Second Schedule hereto.
6. (1) Currency notes shall be legal tender in the Colony
for the payment of any amount: Provided that -for the
purposes of this Ordinance the value of Jamaica notes. shall
be calculated at the rate of one pound for four dollars and
eighty cents.
(2) Coin shall, if the coins have not been illegally dealt
with, be legal tender to an amount not exceeding in the case
of coins of a denomination of not less than twenty-five cents,
ten dollars, and in the case of coins of a lower denomination,
two dollars.
(3) For the purposes of this Ordinance, a coin shall be
deemed to have been illegally dealt with where the coin has
been impaired, diminished, or lightened otherwise than by fair
wear and tear, or has been defaced by having any name, word,
device or number stamped or engraved thereon, whether the
coin has or has not' been thereby diminished or lightened.
7. (1) The Board shall issue on any person
desiring to receive-'urrency notes in the Colony, currency
notes to the equivalent value (at the rate of one dollar for
four shillings and two pence) of sums in sterling lodged with
the Crown Agents in London by the said person, and shall
pay on demand through the Crown Agents to any person
desiring to receive sterling in London the equivalent value
calculated as aforesaid of currency notes lodged with the
Board in the Colony by the said person:


Issue and form of
currency notes
and coin.

Second Schedule.

Legal tender.

Conversion of
currency notes
and coin into
sterling and
vice versa.


Board may issue
currency notes to
value of securities
of participating
held by it.

Meeting of defi-
ciencies in Cur-
rency Fund or
Income Account.

of currency notes
and coin.

Bills and notes
payable to bearer
on demand.

Provided that--
(a) no person shall be entitled to lodge with the
Crown Agents or the Board as the case may be
less than such minimum sum as may from time
to time be prescribed for the purpose of obtaining
currency notes or sterling as the case may be; and
(b) the Board shall be entitled to charge and levy
from any person obtaining currency notes or
sterling commission at such rate or rates as the
Board may think fit not exceeding three-quarters
per ceitum and in addition the cost of any tele-
grams sent by the Board or by the Crown Agents
in connection with any transfer as above described.
(2) The Board may, at its option, issue and receive
coin in the same manner and subject to the same conditions
as are prescribed in subsection (1) of this section for the issue
and receipt of currency notes.

8. The Board in its discretion may issue currency notes
to the equivalent market value of securities of or guaranteed
by any of the participating Governments lodged with the Board
at its headquarters at Trinidad as part of such a transaction
as is permitted by proviso (a) of paragraph (4) of Article 3
of the Agreement.

9. Any sum which is required to meet any deficiency in
the Currency Fund or the Income Account and which the
Colony is liable to make good under the terms of the Agreement
shall forthwith on the demand of the Board be issued under
the warrant of the Governor out of the general revenue.

10.. The Governor may, after consultation with the Board,
by proclamation issued with the approval of the Secretary of
State declare that any currency notes or coin shall cease to be
legal tender and-provide for any matters incidental to the call-
ing in and demonetization of such notes or coin, and any such
proclamation- shall have effect as from the date thereof or from
such later date as may be specified:
Provided that the holders of any such notes or coin shall
be entitled at any time after they have ceased to be legal tender
to claim payment of the face value thereof from the Board.

11. (1) For the purposes of this Ordinance, no person
shall draw, accept,, make or issue any bill of exchange, promis-
sory note or engagement for the payment of money payable to
bearer on demand or borrow, owe, or take up any sum or sums


No. Currency. 1959.

of money on Any bill of exchange, promissory note or engage-
ment for the payment of money payable only to bearer on de-
mand of any such person:
Provided that-
(a) cheques or drafts payable to bearer on- demand
may be drawn on bankers or agents by their cus-
tomers or constituents in respect of moneys in the
hands of these bankers or agents held by them at
the disposal of the person drawing such cheques or
drafts; and
(by bank notes issued before the commencement of
this Ordinance by banks duly authorised by law
so to do shall be exempt from the operation of this
section subject to the provisions of subsection
(1) (b) of section 4 of this Ordinance.
(2) Any person contravening the provisions of this
section shall, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any
other law, be liable on summary conviction to a fine of two
hundred and fifty dollars or to a fine equal to twice the amount
of the bill, note or engagement in respect whereof the offence
is committed whichever is the greater notwithstanding that
the amount of such fine may be in excess of the ordinary juris-
diction of a magistrate's court.
(3) A prosecution under this section shall not be insti-
tuted except by the Board or by an agent duly authorised
by the Board in writing.

12. For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared Currency Note
that a currency note under this Ordinance shall be deemed under this
to be- Ordinance.
(a) a "bank note" for the purposes of sections 231, 233
and 234 of the Indictable Offences Ordinance; Cap. 24.
section 3 of the Counterfeit Currency (Convention) No. 5 of 1937.
Ordinance, 1937; and subsection (4) of section 5
of the Indictable Offences (Magistrates Procedure) Cap. 15.
(b) 4 "Note" for the purposes of section 232 of the
Indictable Offences Ordinance. Cap. 24.

13. The Governor may, after consultation with the Board Regulations.
and with the approval of the Secretary of State, make regula-
(a) prescribing anything which by this Ordinance is to
be prescribed; and
(b) generally for the better carrying into effect of the
provisions of this Ordinance.


Imitation of
currency notes.

Mutilating or
defacing currency

Repeal and
No. 17 of 1950.
No. 3 of 1955.
No. 16 of 1955.
No. 26 of 1956.


14. If any person makes or causes to be made or uses for
any purpose whatsoever, or utters any document purporting
to be or in any way resembling or so nearly resembling as to be
calculated to deceive, any currency note or any part thereof,
he shall be liable on summary conviction in respect of each
such document to a fine of twenty-four dollars and the Court
shall order the document in respect of which the offence was
committed and any copies of that document and any plates,
blocks, dies, or other instruments used for or capable of being
used for printing or reproducing any such document, which
are in the possession of such offender, to be delivered to the
Board or to any person authorised by the Board to receive them.

15. If any person without lawful authority or excuse (the
proof whereof shall lie on the person accused) mutilates, cuts,
tears or perforates with holes any currency note or in any way
defaces a currency note whether by writing, printing, drawing
or stamping thereon, or by attaching or affixing thereto any-
thing in the nature or form of an advertisement, he shall on
summary conviction be liable to a fine of twenty-four dollars.

16. The Currency Ordinance, 1950, and all amendments
thereto are hereby repealed:
Provided that all regulations made under the Ordinances
hereby repealed and in force at the time of the coming into
operation of this Ordinance shall be deemed to have been made
under this Ordinance and shall continue in force until other
provisions shall be made by virtue of this Ordinance.



AN AGREEMENT made the 28th day of January, 1958 BETWEEN (i)
K.C.MG., O.B.E., Governor and' Commander in Chief of the Colony of Barbados
acting herein and for the purposes hereof for and on behalf of the Government
of the said Colony (ii) HIS EXCELLENCY SIR PATRICtK MUIR
RENISON, K.C.M.G., Governor and Commander in Chief of the Colony of
British Guiana acting herein and for the purposes hereof for and on behalf of
the Government of the said Colony (iii) HIS EXCELLENCY SIR EDWARD
BETHAM BEETHAM, K.C.M.G., C.V.O., O.B.E.,. Governor and Commander
in Chief of the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago acting herein and for the
purposes hereof for and on behalf of the Government of the said Colony (iv)
Governor and Commander in Chief of the Leeward Islands acting herein and


No. Currency. 1959.

for the purposes hereof for and on behalf of the Governments of the Colonies
of Antigua, Saint Christopher- Nevis and Anguilla, and Montserrat (comprising
for the purposes of this Agreement the Leeward Islands) (v). HIS EXCEL-
and Commander in Chief of the Windward Islands acting herein and for the
purposes hereof for and on behalf of the Governments of the Colonies of
Grenada, Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia and Dominica,:
WHEREAS it is desired to constitute a Board of Commissioners to provide
for and control the supply of currency to the territories administered by the
Governments participating in this Agreement:-

It is hereby agreed as follows:-
1. (1) There shall be constituted a Board of Commis- Constitution of
sioners of Currency to be styled the "Board of Commissioners Board of Commis-
of Currency, British Caribbean Territories (Eastern Group)" sioners of Cur-
(hereinafter referred to as "The Board") which shall consitt-
of five members to be appointed by the Secretary of State, the
Governors of Barbados, British Guiana, Trinidad and Tobago,
the Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands, each having
the right to nominate one such member to represent his respec-
tive territory:
Provided that the members of the Board of Commissioners
of Currency appointed under the Agreement (hereinafter
referred to as the First Agreement) made between the Govern-
ments of the Colonies of Barbados, British Guiana, Trinidad-
and Tobago, the Leeward Islands, and the Colonies of Grenada,
St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica, comprising the Windward
Islands, set out in the Schedule to the Currency Statutes enacted
in the year 1950 in each of the said Colonies and holding office
as such at the commencement of this Agreement shall, subject
to the provisions of this Agreement, continue to function as
the Board for the remainder of the terms for which they were
respectively appointed.
(2) The Board shall elect one of its number to be
Chairman: Provided that the Chairman elected under the
First Agreement and holding office at the commencement of
this Agreement shall, subject to the provisions of this Agree-
ment, continue to function as the Chairman for the remainder
of the term -for which he was appointed.
(3) The term of office of the members and the Chairman
shall be three years, subject to their continuing resident within
the territory they respectively represent. Subject to the fore-
going conditions each member shall be eligible for re-appoint-

(4) In addition to the five members appointed under
paragraph (1) of this Article there shall be an Executive Officer
of the Board of which he shall be a member with the title of
"Executive Commissioner" and the right to vote. The Execu-
tive Commissioner shall be appointed by the Secretary of State:
Provided that the Executive Commissioner appointed under the
First Agreement shall be deemed to have been appointed under
this Agreement. The Executive Commissioner shall be respon-
sible, subject to the direction of the Board, for all executive
matters connected with the procurement, issue, retirement, dis-
tribution and holding of the Board's notes and coin.

(5) The Chairman and members of the Board shall be
paid such remuneration and allowances as may from time to
time be determined by the Secretary of State.
(6) Any duty devolving and any power conferred on
the Board may be discharged or exercised by any three members,
and, in the absence of the Chairman elected under paragraph
(2) of this Article, members may for the purpose of any parti-
cular meeting elect a Chairman ad hoc. The Chairman shall
have an original and a casting vote.
(7) The Board shall establish its headquarters at Trini-
dad and offices at such other places as may be required and
may employ such agents, officers, and persons as may be re-
quired: Provided that any such agents, officers and .persons
in the employment of the Board at the commencement of this
Agreement shall, subject to the terms of such employment,
be deemed to have been employed under this Agreement.
(8) If any member of the Board is for the time being
unable to act, the Governor by whom he has been nominated
may appoint a fit person to act in his place during such inability.
(9) The Board and its officers and servants shall be
deemed to be public servants for the purpose of the criminal
law in force in the territories of the participating Governments.

Board to have 2. (1) The Board shall have the sole right to issue cur.
sole right to rency notes and coin in the territories administered by the
issue currency. participating Governments who shall not issue any such notes
or coin nor authorise such issue by other persons.
(2) The Board shall assume all the liabilities, obliga-
tions and responsibilities of the Board appointed under the
First Agreement including those of the currency authorities
of Barbados, British Guiana and Trinidad and Tobago with




respect to the Government currency notes which had been issued
and were in circulation on the first day of August, 1951, the
said, currency, authorities having transferred to the Board ap-
pointed under the First Agreement: sterling. in London or
investments out .of the existing respective Note Security Funds
to. an, aggregate, market value agreed by the Board to be the
equivalent of the amount of note liability so assumed by the
Board. .
(3), The participating Governments as and when circum-,
stances, permit shall demonetize and procure the withdrawal
and appropriate, disposal, under arrangements with Her
Ivajesty's government in the United Kingdom, of the Uniteu
Kingdom coin now in current circulation in,the-territories
administered by them.
(4) The notes and coin to be issued by .the Board shall
be in the following denominations:-
S Notes.. Coin.
100.l dollar 50 cents
20 dollars 25. cents
10;:, ollars 10. cents
5 dollars 5. cents
2,dollars 2 cents
1 dollar 1 cent
1/2 cent
Provided that notes and coin of other denominations may
be issued as required with. the- approval of the Secretary of
State; such notes and coin to be in dollars atlithe rate of 100
cents for each dollar of the value equivalent to four shillings
and -two pence of sterling iin London.

3. (1) The Board shall establish and maintain a fund
to be called "The Currency Fund" (hereinafter referred to
as "The -Fund") which, subject to the terms of proviso (a)
to paragraph (4) of this Article, shall be held in London by
the Crown Agents for meeting the, redemption of currency and
shall not be applied for any other purposes except as provided
by this. Agreement:
Provided that The Currency Fund established and maih-
tained under the First Agreement shall be deemed to have been
established under this Agreement.
(2) The sterling in London or investments transferred
to the Board in accordance with paragraph (2) of Article 2
of this Agreement shall be held for the account of the Fund
which has been credited with the amount thereof at the agreed
aggregate market value.

Currency Fund.



No. Currency. 1959.

(3) There shall further be paid into the Fund-
(a) all sterling received in exchange for currency
notes or coin;
(b) the proceeds of any transactions under paragraph
(6) of this Article, less all expenses incurred in
connection therewith.
(4) The Fund may be invested in sterling securities of
or guaranteed by the Government of any part of Her Majesty's
dominions or of any territory under Her Majesty's protection
or of any territory administered by the Government of any
part of Her Majesty's dominions under the trusteeship system of
the United Nations or such other securities as the Crown Agents,
with the approval of the Secretary of State, may select:
Provided that-
(a) not more than an amount in dollars equivalent
(at the rate of one dollar for four,.shillings and
two pence) to two million five hundred thousand
pounds sterling, or such other sum as the Gov-
ernors of the territories administered by the par-
ticipating Governments may with the approval of
the Secretary of State from time to time jointly
prescribed, of the monies in the Fund'may at any
time be invested in securities of or guaranteed by
the participating Governments, such securities
being in any case as the Board may select and, if
issued in any of the territories administered by
any of the participating Governments, to be held
by the Board at its headquarters in Trinidad; and
(b) a proportion of the Fund shall be held in London
in liquid form and such proportion may be deter-
mined and varied from time to time with the ap-
proval of the Secretary of State by the Board.
(5) The liquid portion of the Fund may be held in cash
or on deposit at the Bank of England or in Treasury Bills
or may be lent out at call or for short terms in such ways or
invested in such readily realisable securities as may be approved
by the Secretary of State.
(6) Notwithstanding anything in the preceding para-
graphs contained the Board may-
(a) use any coins held for the account of -the Fund
for the purpose of having them reminted and
coined into current coin;
(b) pay from the Fund the cost of the purchase of
metal to be minted into current coin; and

No. Currency. 1959.

(c) sell any coins held for the account of the Fund
provided that the proceeds of any such transac-
tions less all expenses incurred in connection
therewith shall be paid into the Fund.
(7) The value of the Fund for any of the purposes of
this Agreement shall be the current realisable value of the
whole of the assets held in the Fund, investments of the Fund
being valued at the current market price at the time of valua-

4. (1) The Board shall open and maintain an account Currency Fund
to be called the "Currency Fund Income Account" (herein- Income Account.
after referred to as the "Income Account") into which shall
be paid all dividends, interest or other revenue derived from
investments or from the employment in any other manner of
the moneys of the Fund and all commissions paid to the Board
in connection with the issue or redemption of currency notes
or coin:
Provided that the Currency Fund Income Account
opened and maintained under the First Agreement shall be
deemed to have been opened under this Agreement.
(2) There shall be charged upon the Income Account-
(a) all the expenses other than the expenses referred
to in Article 3 of this Agreement incurred by the
Board and by the Crown Agents in the prepara-
tion, transport, issue, redemption and demonetiza-
tion of currency notes and coin and the trans-
action of any business relating thereto;
(b) any expenses incurred by the Board for the pro-
tection of the currency against counterfeiting or
forgery of coins or notes; and
(c) a sum equal to one per centum of the value
of the Fund at the end of the year calculated in
accordance with paragraph (7) of Article 3 of
this Agreement which shall be paid annually into
the Fund:
Provided that the Board may with the approval of the
Secretary of State direct that any expenditure of an exceptional
nature may be charged upon the Fund and not upon the Income
(3) If on the last day in any year there is a surplus
in the Income Account it shall be paid to the credit of an
account to be called the ':British Caribbean Territories (East-
ern Grbup) (Currency Surplus) Account" (hereinafter re-

No. Currency. 1959.

ferred to as the "Surplus Account"') td'be Uet up as provided
in Article 5 of this Agreement; but if bn the iast day in any
year there-is a deficiency in the- Income Account it shall be
met according to the scale prescribed'in "paragraph (2) of
Article :5 of this Agreement from any sums .standing to the
credit of the Governments concerned in the Surplus Account
or from moneys to be appropriated and paid from the. revenue
of the. Governments. Ift any Government. should ;default-on
any payment due under this paragraph, the amount in default
may be.recovered from any subsequent payment dwe to that
S Governmeniout..of the Surplusi Acotint 'as provided in' Article
5 of this Agreement. . .
SProvided that-
(a) if on the last day in any year the face value of
the currency notes aiid ecurient coin inirciirclation
exceeds 'the value of the ''iud calculated in 'ac-
cordance with paragraph (7) 'ofArticle 3 of this
Agreement there shall be paid into the Fund 'the
whole of the said sitiplus in the- Income 'Acdount
'or such part thereof as shall make: 'up the monies
S of'the F:und ,as aforesaid to atini'mout 'equal to
the face value of the currency notes and current
coin in circulation; and
(b) if'on the lait."day in any year"the value of the
Fund' so calr:ulated' exceeds one hundred and ten
S per centum of the face value of the currency notes
and current coin in circulation -the Board may
with the sanction of the Secretary of State direct-
('i).,that the .whole or, part, of .the excess over
one hundred ,and .te per -centum shall be
transferred from' theFPund to the Income
Account; and
(ii) that the annual appropriation out of the
Income Account of .the one per centum
aforesaid 'shall be wholly or partially dis-
continued for so long as it shall appear that
the necessity for such annual appropria-
tion no longer exists.

British Caribbean 5.' (1)' There shall' be set up a" British Caribbean Terri-
Territories (East- stories (Eastern Group) (Currency Surplus) Account, into
ern Group) (Cur- which.ihall be paid any surplus in the Income Account arising
reney Surplus)
Account. as provided rin Article& 4of this Agreement.
; (2) iThe partic-ipating Governments shall be entitled to
share in the Surplus Account according to the following seale:-

No. Cure~noy 1959

"Trinidad and Tobago
British Guiana
Leeward Islands:
Saint 'Christopher Nevis and
Windward Islands:
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent

per cent
,, ,
,, ,,

. 1.8

. 1.6
.. 0.6

.. 2.4
.. 1.5

4 ,,,,

6 ,,

100 per cent.

I Provided that if, on, the expiration of the quinquennial
period commencing from the first day of January, 1956i a new
scale is agreed upon that new scale should be substituted for
the;above and shall remain in. force until the end of the quin-
quennial, period; butf provided further that if at, the end of
anylsuch quinquennial period no such: agreement is reached the
scale then in force shall ;continue.iin operation for the next
quinquennial period.
(3) Each of the' participating 'Governments' shall "au-
thorise from time to time the Board to pay out of its share of
the' sums standing tothe credit of the, Surplus Account its share
of such addition to the charges referred to in Article
4 -6 this'Agreement as the Governments may from time:to time
agree should be so paid.
(4) Any balance remaining in 'the Surplus Account to
the credit of any participating Goverinment at the end' of any
year after the payment of any charges as provided in para-
graph (3) of this'"Article shall be paid to 'that Government on

6. (1) If the assets of the Fund should at any time prove
inadequate to meet legal demands upon the Board for the con-
version of currency into sterling, each participating Govern-
ment shall be liable to meet any deficiency in the Fund.
S(2) If the value of the Fund calculated as provided in
paragraph (7) of Article 3 of this Agreement shall at any time
be less than the face value of the, Currency Notes and current
coin in circulation and in the opinion of the Secretary of State
it shall be necessary to make up such deficiency in the Fund

Meeting of
deficiencies in the
Currency Fund.



Currency. 1959.

either wholly or partly each participating Government shall be
liable for the sum which in the opinion of the Secretary of
State is required to be paid into the Fund.
(3) Any liability under paragraphs (1) and (2) of this
Article shall be apportioned between the participating Govern-
ments according to the scale prescribed in paragraph (2) of
Article 5 of this Agreement.
(4) Should one or more of the participating Govern-
ments make default in respect of the above imposed obligation
the other participating Governments shall be liable to make
good such default each in the proportion which its liability as
set out in the scale bears to the total liability of such non-
defaulting Governments:
Provided that in the event of a default being so made
good any sums due thereafter to the defaulting Government or
Governments from the Surplus Account shall be paid to the
Governments which have made good such defaults in the like
proportions until the amount so made good by them has been

7. (1) The accounts of all transactions of the Board shall
be audited once in every year by such persons and in accordance
with such regulations as the Secretary of State may prescribe.
(2) An abstract of such accounts shall be as soon as
may be after such audit published in the Gazette of each
participating Government.
(3) The Board shall on the first day of each month make
up and as soon as may be thereafter publish in the Gazette of
each participating Government an abstract showing the whole
amount of currency notes in circulation on the said day and
the average amount in circulation during the previous month.
(4) The Board shall also publish half yearly in the
Gazette of each participating Government an abstract showing-
(a) the amount of the liquid portion of the Fund;
(b) the nominal value and price paid for and the
latest known market price of the securities belong-
ing to the Fund.
(5) The amount of notes in circulation at a particular
date shall be deemed to be the total nominal amount of notes
issued prior to that date by the Board after deducting the total
nominal amount of notes received by the Board prior to that
(6) The said abstracts shall from time to time and at
least once a quarter be verified by a Board of Survey appointed
in accordance with such regulations as the Secretary of State
may prescribe.

Accounts and


8. Any dispute arising from the interpretation of this
Agreement shall be referred to the Secretary of State whose
decision shall be final and binding on all the Governments con-
9. This Agreement shall replace the First Agreement and
shall be deemed to have had effect as from the first day of July,
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties hereto have here-
unto set their hands.

Signed by His Excellency ROBERT DUNCAN,
Government House, in the City of Bridgetown,.
in the Island of Barbados, in the presence of:
Acting Chief Secretary.
Signed by 'His Excellency SIR PATRICK
MUIR RENISON, K.C.M.G., of Government
House, in the City of Georgetown, in the
Colony. of British Guiana, in the presence of:
Governor's Secretary.
Signed by His Excellency EDWARD
O.B.E., of Government House, in the Island
of Tobago, in the presence of:-
28. 1. 58.
Signed by His Excellency ALEXANDER
ment House, in the City of St. John's in the)
Island of Antigua, in the presence of:-
Governor's A.D.C.
Signed by His Excellency COLVILLE
Government House, in the Town of St. George's,
in the Island of Grenada, in 'the presence of:
Ag. Chief Secretary.


Settlement of


14th November, 1957

16th December, 1957

28th January, 1958.

7th January, 1958

15th January, 1958



(Section 5)



Standard Remedy
Weight Allowance



Part I-
Cupro Nickel

.50 Fifty-cent. piece

.25 Twenty-five cent

.10 Ten-cent piece

Part II-
Mixed Metal
.05 Five-cent piece


200 1 Piece in

1001 do.

40; do.

77.16 do.

(Copper 75%
Nickel 25%)
do. '

Mixed metal
nickel and

.02 Two-cent piece

.01 One-cent piece
.005 Half-cent piece

Passed the Legislative Council this

145.83 do. Mixed 'metal
(Copper, tin
and zinc)
87.5 do. do.
43.75 do. do.

day of

Clerk of Legislative Council.

(F. 13/1950 II.)

tion of
dollar for






No. Currency. 1959.


The main object of this Bill is to consolidate and make consequential
amendments to the Currency 'Ordinance, 1950, and to give the force of law
to an amended Agreement in the Schedule thereto. -The amended Agreement
which incorporates certain suggestions made by the Secretary of State has
been circulated to the Governments of the participating territories and has
been duly executed by the Governor of each territory.

2. The principal change the Pill seeks to make is the giving of retrospective
effect to the appended Agreement as from July 1st, 1956, the effective date
of the defederation of the Leeward Islands Colony (Clause 1 (2)).

3. So far as the amended Agreement is concerned, the main change to
the first Agreement is the amendment and replacement of paragraphs (1) and
(4) of Article 3 so as to permit investments contemplated by Clause 8 of the
Bill up to a limit of two million five hundred thousand pounds, which represent
twenty per cent of the money in the Currency Fund on the 31st December, 1954.
This amount may, however, be revised from time to time by the joint action
of the Governor of the territories concerned with the approval of the Secretary
of State.
4. Provisos have been added to paragraphs 1l), (2), (4) and (7) of
Article 1 of the Agreement in order to ensure the continuity of office of the
Chairman, Executive Commissioner and Agents and officers of the Board.

5. For the rest, the Agreement consists of minor and consequential amend-
ments (Articles 2 (2), (4); 3 (6); 5 (2)) to the first Agreement.

Crown Attorney.
Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
4th February, 1959.