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VOL. 94.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER, 1961. [No. 45.
It is hereby notified for general information that in the event of a hurricane
threatening or approaching the Island, the following warnings will be given:-
CAUTIONARY TAKE COVER
KINGSTOWN (1) A red flag with a black rec- (1) Two red flags with black
tangular centre will be flown' rectangular centres one
on Police Headquarters. above the other will be
flown on Police Headquar-
(2) Loud Speaker and Radio (2) Church Bells will ring for
announcements. 5 minutes.
(3) Three saluting guns will be (3) The Siren will blow for 5
RURAL AREAS () A red flag witn a black rec-
tangular centre will be flown
from Police Stations.
(2) Loud Speaker and Radio
18th July, 1961.
(1) Two red flags with black
rectangular centres will be
flown from Police Stations.
(2) Church Bells will ring for
LEGISLATIVE C('OUNCTT MP~ATING.
It is notified for general information that there will be a Special Meeting
of the Legislative Council, at the Council Chamber, Kingstown, on Thursday,
14th September, 1961, at 10.00 a.m.
The Order of this meeting is published with this issue of the Gazette.
A cordial invitation to attend is extended to the General Public.
12th September, 1961.
S SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER, 1961.-(No. 45.)
IN THE MATTER OF .THE LAND ACQUISITION ORDINANCE 1946
(No. 22 of 1946)
IN THE MATTER OF' THE ACQUISITION by the Administrator in Council
of a certain parcel of land at Sans Souci in the Parish of Charlotte for a
NOTICE OF ACQUISITION.
WHEEAS it is enacted by Section 3 of the Land Acquisition Ordinance
1946 (No. 22 of 1946) that if the Administrator in Council considers that any
land should be acquired for a public purpose he may cause a declaration to that
effect to be made.
AND WHEREAS it was considered by the Administrator in Council that the
undermentioned parcel of land should be acquired for a public purpose, to wit,
the erection of a school building.
AND WHEREAS by declaration published in the Gasette on the 17th and
24th days of November, 1959, it was declared that the said parcel of land at
Sans Souci in the Parish of Charlotte the property of Alban Gonsalves measur-
ing 23,067 sq. ft. in area and bounded on the north and west by remaining lands
of Alban Gonsalves, on the east by a road reserve and on the south by a 15 foot
right of way was required for a public purpose and should vest absolutely in the
Crown upon the Second Publication of the said Declaration to that effect in the
AND WHEREAS it was further declared and notified that a plan of the said
land bearing. the number C3/45 and prepared by Clifford Wiliams Licensed
Landm Srveyor was lodged. for inspection at all reasonable boors at the Lands
and Surveys Department of Kingstown in the Colony of St. Vincent on the
19th day of October, 1959.
SNow Tins Is To REQURE all persons interested to render to the Authorised
Oficer at the said Lands and Surveys Department within thirty days of the
issue of this notice a statement in writing signed by them or their Attorneys or
Agents setting forth the amounts and full particulars of their claim for com-
pensatton in respect of their interest in the land here-in-before described dis-
tinguishing the amounts under separate heads and showing how the amount
claimed uader each head is calculated.
Dated at Kingstown this 28th day of August, 1961.
H. R. WASON,
No. 303. No. 305,
APPOINTMENTS. Mr. BENJAMIN CociBURN has been
appointed as Bailiff, Judicial Depart-
Mr. GEORGE V. DOUGLAS as a Class I ment, with effect from 2nd September,
Clerk, Treasury Department, with effect 1961.
from 1st September, 1961. 12th September, 1961.
1t12th September, 1961. p 4
12th September, 1961. (P.F. 1154.)
No. '364. VACANT POSTS.
Mr. D. E. N. B. Cox as a Class III
Clerk, Port- and Marine Department, POsT OF MANAGER, FANCY ESTATE.
with effect from 1st September, 1961.
12th September, 1961. Applications are invited for the post
(P.F. 486.) of Manager, Fancy Estate. Salary of
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 SBPTBMBERh, 1901-(Ne. 45.) 281
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the post is $3,960 per annum in a scale
$3,960 X 120--$4,200 per annum. A
house is provided for the Manager.
Applications must be in the applicants
own handwriting and should state ex-
perience in estate management and in
the keeping of estate books and records.
Applications should preferably be ac-
companied by testimonials from the
owner or manager of the estate on
which the applicant last worked.
Applications should be addressed to
the Superintendent of Agriculture and
should reach him not later than 15th
12th September, 1961.
GENMaL. CLERK, ST. VINCENT
Appicatfons are invited for appoint-
ment to the vacant post of General Clerk,
St. Vincent Marketing Board under
Colonial Development and Welfare
Scheme No. D 4411.
The post is non-pensionable and the
appointment in the first instance will
be made on a temporary basis, carry-
ing salary in the scalE $969 X $84-
$2,592 per annum. The point of entry
into the scale will depend on qualifica-
tions and experience.
The ofleer will be under the diet
supervision of the Marketing Oficer who
is Manager of the Statutory Marketing
Board. He will be expeded to have
a working knowledge of aecftnta, to
assist the Accountant of the Marketing
Board and to perform such other duties
as may be required by the Marketing
Applications stating quafifcations
and experience, and accompanied by two
testimonias, should reach the Chief
Secretary, Government Office, Kings-
town, St. Vinment not later than 16th
29th. Auga~ t,. 1961.
BEQUIA DISTRICT COUNCIL.
VACANT POST OF CLERK.
Applications are invited for the post
of Clerk, Bequia District Council,
The post is non-pensionable and
salary is in the scale $892.80X86.40-
$1,152 X $100.80-$1,854.40. Appoint-
ment may be made at any point in this
scale depending on experience and
Applications should reach the Chair-
man, Bequia District Council, by 15th
September, 1961. tirther particulars
may be obtained from the Chairman,
Bequia Dltriet Cottdi, etuia.
5th September, 1961.
UNIVERfIITY COLL=Ge Or THE
Applications are invited for tie post
of Professor of English. Duties to be
assumed on Jantmary 1, f9I of dl oon
as possible thereafter.
Salary (based on British) in the range
2,600-3,600 plis U.C.W.I pensiodidle
supplement of 2i per annum. Child
allowance, 150 for first child, 100 Idr
second child, and 50 for each additi6fal
child. F.S.S.U. Tinfurnished accommo-
dation at rental of 10% of basic salary.
Up to five ffll passages on appotMtenent.
on normal termination, and on study
leave (once every three years).
Detailed applications (6 copies)
giving full particulars of qualifictdo'f
and experience, date of birth, affd the
names of three referees, by OetMer 9,
1901, to the Seeretary, IMeY-UnveitUy
Council for Higher Fdue&tiof Otemvef,
29 Woburn Square, Londofi, W.C. 1,
from whom tirther pafictlaftNl aiy Ue
12th September, 1961.
The following document is published
with this issue of the Gazette.
S.R. & 0. No. 61.-The Magistrates
(Sittings of Courts) Order, 1961.
12th September, 1961.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.
The Annual Report on the Treatment
of Offenders for the year 1960 is pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette.
E. A. BRATHWAITE,
12th September, 1961.
284 8ALINT, VINCENT,, .E.SDA, .12 S]EPTEM~ ER; 1961:- (No. 45.)
DEPARTMENTAL AND OTHER :,
.... "' OTICES. .. .....
be a native of -the island or
childrn of natives; .... .
have been residing ii Kings-
town or within half a mile
EDUCATION NOTICES. of the boundaries thereof
- during the three years pre-
COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP & .vious to 31st July, 1961;.
FELLOWS tP PLAN (d) be a pupil of a private or
INDIAN AWARDS 1962/63. public school in the island;
(e) produce a certificate of good
Federal Government has accepted the. behaviour from the Head
offer of three Scholarships/Fellowships Teacher of such school.
by the Government of India under the 3. No candidate shall be awarded a
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellow- scholarship who obtains less than one
ship Plan for the year 1962/63. third of the maximum number of-marks
The scholarships will be mainly for, in each subject and less than on.e half of
post-graduate studies though in certain the total marks in the examination.
circumstances. some awards may be. 4. Candidates will be examined in
made for undergraduate or other English, including Reading, Arithmetic,
courses. The normal tenure will be for and will be given an-Intelligence Test.
two academic years, but consideration 5. The scholarships areawarded for
.will. .be given to applications on a period of five .years, provided the
special grounds for awards to cover one Scholar's attendance, conduct and pro-
year or three years of study. gress as shown by the term reports are
These scholarships are open to both i considered satisfactory.
men and women who will not have
reached their 35th birthday on 1st
October, 1961. Preference will be
given to candidates who are between
22 and 28 years of age.
There is no restriction among sub-
-jects-of study for which West Indian
candidates may apply for Scholarships/
Fellowships, and the Government of
India hopes that the nominations will
be spread over several fields of study.
Each scholarship covers expenses of
travel, living, study and medical during
Further information may be obtained
from the Acting Education Officer.
Candidates who wish to be considered
for the award of Scholarships/Fellow-
ships must submit seven copies on the
prescribed form and these should reach
the Acting. Education Officer, Educa-
tion Office, not later than 30th Septem-
THEODORE V. KEANE,
for Acting Education Officer.
30th August, 1961.
A competitive examination Tor LhU
award of two scholarships tenable at the
St. Vincent Grammar School and two
tenable at the Girls' High School will
be held at the Richmond Hill Govern-
ment School on Friday, 7th October,
1961, beginning at 9.00 a.m.
2. Each candidate must:-
(a) have been less than 12 years
of age on 31st July, 1961;
6. Applications, accompanied by
Birth or Baptismal certificates must
reach the office of the Kingstown Board,
Paul's Lot, not later than 11.30 a.m. on
Wednesday, 13th September, 1961.
V. G. daSILVA,
Office of the Kingstown B6ard,
5th September, 1961.
THE ST. VINCENT BAANAN
BIABOU DISTRICT BRANCH.
NOTICE OF MEETING.
All registered growers of the Biabou
District Branch are invited to attend
a meeting of the Branch to be held at
the Biabou Society Hall on Sunday,
17th September, 1961 at 4.30 p.m.
2. Reading and Confirmation of
Minutes of the meeting of 3rd
3. Matters arising out of the Minutes.
4. Other Business.
Secretary, District Branch.
7th September, 1961.
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER, 1961.-(No. 45.) 285
UNDER THE LIQUOR LICENCES ORDINANCE, NO. 11. OF 1948.
It is notified for general information that the quarterly Liquor Licensing
Session will be held in the undermentioned parishes for the purpose of hearing
applications from new applicants in their respective parishes, for the granting
of certificates in accordance with the provisions of the Liquor Licences Ordi-
nance, No. 11 of 1948, at the times and places stated hereunder:-
Parish Time and Place of Session.
St. George & St. Andrew .. At the Court House, Kingstown, on
Wednesday, 13th September, 1961, at
Charlotte .. At the Court House, Georgetown, on
Friday, 22nd September, 1961, at
St. Patrick .. At the Court House, Barrouallie, on
Monday, 11th September, 1961, at
St. David .. At the Court House, Chateaubelair, on
Monday, 25th September, 1961, at
Grenadines (Bequia) .. At the Court House, Port Elizabeth, on
Friday, 8th September, 1961, at I
Notice of intention to oppose the grant of any Certificate stating in
general terms the grounds of the opposition, must be served upon the applicant
and upon the Magistrate, not later than seven days before the day fixed for the
holding of the Licensing Session.
L. G. E. K. LEWIS,
PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES AND
Names of Applicants Occupation Reside
Alston Thomas Shopkeeper Buccamea
Geraldine Barrow Seamstress Cane Gai
Bertram DeRoche Shopkeeper Richmonc
Vinolia David Shopkeeper Freeland
Henry T. Bramble
Albert B. Campbell
e Situation of
I Hill Richmond Hill
St. George &
286 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER, 1961.-(No. 45.)
PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES
Parish Name of Applicant
Charlotte .. Sarah John
George Rex Fraser
St. David Enos Francois
Grenadines Richard Bynoe
L. G. E. K. LEWIS,
Magistrate's Chambers, Magistrate.
16th August, 1961.
INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT.
INCOME TAx OFFICE.
Notice is hereby given that the undermentioned persons having become de-
faulters under the "INCOME TAX ORDINANCE", their properties having
been levied upon will be offered for sale at 1.30 p.m. on Saturday, 23rd Sep-
tember, 1961, at the Income Tax Office, Inland Revenue Department, Kingstown,
for the recovery of Taxes due.
Name of Owner or Situation of Property. Description of
Jack, Samuel O.
Pilgrim, Merton I.
21st August, 1961.
MOULTON V. WILLIAMS,
Acting Account-ant General.
Residence Situation of
Lowmans Wd. Lowmans Wd.
Lowmans Wd. Lowmans Wd.
Chester Cottag., Chester Cottage
Chester Cottag> Chester Cottage
Rose Hall Rose Hall
Paget Farm Paget Farm
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER, 1961.-(No. 45.) 28
LAYOU TOWN BOARD.
NO PARKING BETWEEN BIGNS BY-ELECTION.
Notice is hereby given that in accord-
It is promulgated for the information ance with section 25 of the Local Gov-
of all concerned that "NO PARKING ernment Ordinance, No. 17 of 1951, the
BETWEEN SIGNS" were recently Clerk will be in attendance at the
erected at the following places:- Warden's Office in Layou on Thursday
(a) Sion Hill 14th September, 1961, from 10.00 a.m.
to 4.00 p.m. to receive nominations to
(b) Long Wall fill the seat of an elected member of the
2. Drivers of motor vehicles are to Layou Town Board vacated by Mr.
pay strict attention to these signs. Leon Mason.
Should a poll be required it will be
S. A. ANDERSON, taken on Thursday 21st September, 1961,
Chief of Police. from 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1.00
15th August, 1961. p.m. to 5.30 p.m. at the Warden's
CENTRAL HOUSING AND PLANNING
Persons who have purchased Build-
ing Lots on the Montrose and Dasent
Cottage Housing Schemes, and whose
accounts are in arrears, are hereby
notified, that all arrears must be paid
on or before the 30th September, 1961,
otherwise lots will be repossessed in ac-
cordance with the terms of the Schemes.
B. R. NEEHALL,
Executive Officer and Secretary.
29th August, 1961.
Clerk and Returning Officer.
12th September, 1961.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
It is hereby notified for general in-
formation that owing to a suspected
outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in
British Guiana, the importation of all
animals, meats and meat products from
that country is prohibited until further
HUGH S. McCONNIE,
Superintendent of Agriculture.
12th September, 1961.
PUINT2 TB T GOarM NT PUNTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KIrNSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[Price 30 cents.]
STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,
1961, No. 16.
ES (SITTINGS OF COURTS) ORDER.
(Gazetted 12th September, 1931.)
1. Short title. This Order may be cited as the Magistrates (Sittings of
Courts) Order, 1961.
2. Sittings of Courts in the First Magisterial District. The following
places and times are appointed for the Sittings of Courts in the First Magis-
(a) Kingitown: Monday, Tuesday and Friday of each week at
(b) Layou: The First and Third Thursdays in every month
at 9.15 a.m.
(c) Barrouallie: The Second Thursday in every month at 9.15
(d) Chateaubelair: The Fourth Thursday in every month at 10.00
3. Sittings of Courts in the Second Magisterial District. The following
places and' times are appointed for the Sittings of Courts in the Second
(a) Georgetown: Every Monday at 10.00 a.m.
(b) Colonarie: The First and Third Tuesdays in every month
at 9.15 a.m.
(c) Biabou: The Fourth Thursday in every month at 9.15
(d) Mesopotamia: The Second Thursday in every month at 9.15
(e) Calliaqua: The Second and Fourth Tuesdays in every
* / \
month at 9.15 a.m.
4. Sittings of Courts in the Third Magisterial District. The following
places and times are appointed for Sittings of Courts in the Third Magisterial
(a) Bequia: The First Friday in every month at 10.00 a.m.
(b) Canouan: The Second Friday in every month at 10.00
(e) Mayreau: The Third Friday in every month at 10.00 a.m.
(d) Union Island: The Fourth Friday in every month at 10.00
5. Cancellation. The Magistrates (Sittings of Courts) Order, 1955
(S.R. & 0. 1955, No. 49) is hereby cancelled.
6. Commencement. This Order shall come into force on the 15th day
of September, 1961.
Made by the Administrator in Council under section 30 of the Magis-
trates Ordinance (Cap. 12) this 18th day of August, 1961.
WINSTON B. D. JACOBS,
Clerk of Executive Council.
PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[Price 8 cents.]
(THE WEST INDIES)
THE TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS
FOR THE YEAR
PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
Report on Treatment of Offenders for the year 1960.
1. General Review ..
2. Staff .
3. Buildings .
4. Population ...
5. Sentences ..-
7. Female Prisoners -
8. Prisoners on Remand
10. Spiritual Welfare and Education
11. Health and Diet
12. Lunatics -
13. Labour ... ...
14. Extra Mural ..... .. ..
15. Inspections and Visits .
16. Discipline -.
18. Executions -
19. Remission of Sentences
20. After care -
21. Expenditure and Revenue
I. Statistical Report 1960 .,
II. Revenue Prison Industries
m. Prison Medical Officer's Report for 1960 ..
Report on Treatment of Offenders for the year 1960.
1. GENERAL REVIEW.
The estimated population of Saint Vincent and its dependencies as at 31st
December 1960 was 81,766. The daily average Prison population for 1960 was
81.29 as against 84. in the previous year.
Persons sent to the Prison by the courts in Saint Vincent, after reception,
are kept in the Kingstown Prison also called the main Prisons, and on the Ottley
Hall Farm, some 4 miles from the main Prison. All females are kept in separate
quarters some 3 miles from the main Prison, at Fort Charlotte.
Kingstown Prison. (Main Prison)
All routine matters of admission, discharge, classification and accounts are
prepared in the main Prison. Meals for all inmates are prepared here and the
trades of tailoring, carpentry and the baking of bread are carried on daily. The
majority of long sentenced inmates live in the main Prison, which also provides
for those on remand, awaiting trial, sentence and deportation.
Ottley Hall Prison Farm.
The Ottley Hall Prison Farm has accommodation for up to 14 male inmates,
who work at normal farm chores. Long term prisoners can qualify for transfer
to this institution from the main Prison by good work and industry.
The joint condition under which the Prison Farm was run for many years,
under which the Agricultural Department was responsible for administration,
while the Prisons supplied labour only, came to an end on 1st April 1960, when
the Prisons Department took over complete control and management. Considera-
tion is being given to increasing the provision now made with a view to providing
additional living space for suitable inmates.
Fort Charlotte, Female Prison.
All female inmates are transferred to Fort Charlotte Female Prison, situated
about 3 miles from the Kingstown Prison, where they remain for the duration of
their Prison term.
Throughout the period under review the staff establishment remained as
Superintendent of Prisons ...... 1
Senior Staff Officer ..... 1
Chief Prison Officer ..... 1
1st Class Officers ... 6
2nd Class ,,..... 9
3rd Class ,, ...... 8
Matron .... 1
Assistant Matron ...... 1
Total ...... 28
The following changes In staff occurred during the year:-
(a) One Officer was discharged for irregular conduct.
(b) Four Officers resigned and were replaced.
(c) The services of one Officer was terminated on Medical Grounds.
He was replaced.
Replacements are made from suitable candidates on a waiting list. On
November 4th 1960, the following staff members received long service awards:
1st Class Officer:- K. Quammie,
1st Class Officer:- T. Samuel,
Matron (Female Prison):- M. Douglas.
Discipline of the staff.
The discipline as a whole was very satisfactory. No charges on disciplinary
grounds were preferred against officers.
During the year under review, renovation of the offices of Superintendent and
the Chief Prison Officer, and the quarters occupied by the Superintendent were
undertaken by the Public Works Department.
Small upkeep jobs continued to be done by the Prison trade Officers, chiefly
carpentry and masonry from time to time.
(a) Daily Average Prison Population:-
1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Male Prisoners 115.53 88.83 71.29 79.35 76.96
Female ,, 4.69 4.06 4.47 4.65 4.23
120.22 92.89 75.76 84.00 81.29
(b) Prisoners Cnivicted Prisoners on Remand Total
M F M F
1956 296 44 495 6 841
1957 237 32 428 11 708
1958 199 28 358 10 595
1959 178 20 626 13 837
1960 194 25 535 29 783
During the year admission totalled 783 as against 837 in 1959. The majority
At the beginning of the year the Prison population stood at 72 males and 2
females totalling: 74. At the end of the year the figure stood at, 83 males and 4
females totalling: 87.
The greatest number in custody at any one time during the year, 97, was on
18th October when the population figure showed: 87 males and 10 females.
Length of sentences and analysis of persons convicted during the year is
given as appendix I.
93 recidivists were admitted into custody during the year. First offenders
7. FEMALE PRISONERS.
The daily average number of women in custody was 4.33 as against 4.65 in
There were fifty four (54) female admissions in 1960, and of this total one
was sentenced from Assizes for a term of 18 months for the offence of; 'House-
breaking and Larceny'. 24 admissions were from the Magisterial Courts; 17 were
with the option of fines and 7 without the option of fines. 29 females were
received on remand.
Miss Belle Allen and other members of the Y.W.C.A. started voluntary social
work during the year; the women were taught crochet, straw work and flower
making. Their main occupation were sewing, scrubbing and cleaning of the
8. PRISONERS ON REMAND.
The same conditions as reported in 1959 remained. The daily average was
12.10 as against 12.66 in 1959, the total admitted on remand being 535 persons.
The reason for this high figure is as was outlined in the 1959 report under this
The situation of classification remained unchanged, but, continued reasonably
low Prison population made this aspect of Prison life less of a problem.
First offenders continued to be housed in separate quarters, at the main
Prison, termed 'B' Block. These are the 'Star Class' prisoners and many of them
are selected for living on the Ottley Hall Prison Farm after a period of their
sentence is expired.
The main Prison building in IKngsto Q is called 'A' Block, where recidivists
(ordinary class) remain. An ordiniary clas9 prisoner, may with good conduct and
induSty qualify t l o tlY otl E P;ison Farm by exemplary behaviour, good con-
duct and industry after a portion of his sentence is served in' the main Prison.
All persons on remand, awaiting trial or deportation etc., live in separate
domitories from convicted prisoners.
10. SPIRITUAL WELFARE AND EDUCATION.
Various religious bodies continued to hold services on Sunday at the main
When an inmate shows willingness to improve his educational standard,
every encouragement is given to him. Classes of the primary stages continued
during the year under a Prison Officer with secondary school training. Books
etc., are free and these classes voluntary. Interest by inmates was fair, though
there is the type who although he needs this training refuses to take its
11. HEALTH AND DIET.
See report by the Prison Medical Officer, appendix III.
Consequent on talks between the Windward Islands Nutrition Officer and the
Superintendent of Prisons, proposals for a new improved Prison diet scale was ptt
before Government. Provision for implementing these proposals was included
in the 1961 Colony Estimates.
Periodical visits of inspection Py the Local Health Authorities were made.
There is recreation on each Saturday, which is half day free of work for
inmates. All working penal inmates were sent to the Farm where organised
games and sea-bathing went on. Those remaining at the main Prison played,
table tennis, draughts, dominoes. The radio service period was also extended to
suit this occasion.
No cases of lunacy were admitted to custody.
Only penal inmates classified as fit for first class labour work outside the
Prison compound; a percentage of this class is kept inside doing the trades of
carpentry, tailoring, shoemaking, repairing and baking. 1st Class labour inmates
who, for reason of bad behaviour also those with past records for escaping are
not sent to work outside but are put at one of the trades instead. About 30 per
cent of the Prison population worked outside the main Prison compound during
Second class labour inmates do cleaning of the Prison area.
14. EXTRA MURAL.
There were no cases of Extra Mural work in 1960.
15. INSPECTIONS AND VISITS.
The Chief Minister and the Minister for Social Services visited the Prisons on
8th January 1960. The sleeping arrangements of inmates were inspected, also
every part of the main Prison. After inspection, the Prison Staff and inmates
respectively were addressed by the Ministers. The Chief Minister asked the
Officers to exercise patience and understanding in dealing with inmates, and to
the inmates themselves he advised that they should take full advantage of what-
ever trade and educational facilities were available so that they would leave
better equipped to face the outside world.
In her address to inmates Mrs. I. I. Joshua, Minister for Social Services
promised to assist in whatever way possible in bringing about improvements to
conditions and appealed to inmates to behave themselves and to co-operate with
the Officers in the Department.
On 28th October 1960, both the Chief Minister and the Minister for Social
Services again visited in answer to a request by a number of prohibited immi-
grants. These inmates were given the assurance that their problems were being
taken care of and would soon come to finality.
The interest taken by these two Government Ministers in the affairs of the
Prisons Department has greatly assisted in its smooth running for 1960.
The Windward Islands Dietitian visited on 15th February 1960 and had dis-
cussions with the Superintendent of Prisons on the diet of prisoners, after which
a submission for an' improved diet scale 'was forwarded to Government for
Only one meeting of the Prison Visiting Committee was held during 1960.
In 1960 there were 66 charges brought up by Officers against inmates as
against 127 for the previous year. All these were dealt with by the Superinten-
dent of Prisons.
There were no escapes during 1960.
There were no executions during 1960.
19. REMISSION OF SENTENCES.
In Saint Vincent remission of sentence has been for many years one-third
(1/3) of sentence.
After care assistance to discharged persons by the Superintendent of Prisons,
the Public Assistance Officer and to a lesser extent by voluntary private indi-
viduals continued throughout the year. There were some rewarding instances of
re-settlement into society as a result of these efforts.
21. EXPENDITURE A4li REVENUE.
The revenue figure for the year 1959 was $20,484.41 as against $18,068.94 in
1960. The decrease is mainly attributed to the non functioning of the stone
crushing plant and its subsidiary Block-making. These two revenue bearing
industries are still on loan to the Public Works Department, assisting with
materials for their road and building programme.
Emolments to Staff ...... ...... ...... ...... $36,625.08
Maintenance to Prisons .... ...... ...... ... 21,797.86
Materials for Prison Industries ... ..... ...... .9,321.00
Maintenance of Stone Crusher ...... ......
Operation of Fibre Mill ...... ......
Maintenance and Running of Vehicle ...... ...... 1,943.50
Operation of Prison Farm ...... ...... ...... 789.00
Other Prison Industries ...... ...... ...... $16,245.88
Stone Crushing Plant ...... ...... ...... ,......
Ottley Hall Prison Farm ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,373.00
Prison Fines ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 600.33
Value of Stock at 1. 1. 60 $1,637.79 -
Value of Stock at 31. 12. 60 1,487.52 150.27
Appendix II shows the Revenue made from the Items of Prison Industries and
the estimated savings to Government Departments on prices charged.
(c) The average cost of feeding one prisoner for the year was $183.62.
(d) The cost of maintenance of one prisoner throughout the year under
review was $722.15.
CECIL A. ELLIS,
Superintendent of Prisons.
APPENDIX I. ,..
8. STATISTICAL REPORT OF THE KINGSTOWN PRISON FQ THE, YEAR 1960.
SI "5 o Number of of entice. Age Group. Ofences of those- committed for
Sa 0 Preious purpose of Imprisonment.
3 a 0 Convictions.
194 73 29 66 20 15 93 23 4 13 26 67 61 1 38 63 87 6 4 54. 10 7 26 1
25126 7 5 4 9 1-- 1 8 ,15- -- 6 6 13 12 3 1.-- 3 -
V 6 C
198535 732519 10224 4 13 27 75 76 1 44 69 100 6 46 57- 11 7 29 1
25 12 7 5i 9 5- 4 6 1 1 --- 3
S-- -- -- --- --- -
r . cc
.219 85 35 73 25 19 102- 24 -4 413 27 75 76 1-- 44' 69 100 6 46,.'57 11 7-291
Prison Bakery ....
Boots repairing ..
Concrete Block-making _
Tailoring .... ....
Fibre Industry .....
Stone Crushing Plant
Difference between Stock from 1959, and on hand as
at 31. 12. 60
Ottley Hall Prison Farm.
Sale of Live Stock
Sale of Vegetables .. .....
Sale of Milk ....
Total Revenue ....
Savings to Government Departments.
Baking 25% Discount .. -
Boots repairing 25% Discount ..
Coffins 50% Discount ... ...
Tailoring 50% ... ... .
Free tailoring of Prison Clothing ...
PRISON MEDICAL OFFICE Z.ZS r2E RT FOR THE YEAR 1960.
Health of Inmates.
The general state of health of the inmates was good throughout the year.
The Prison is situated within the limits of District 1, and the Medical Officer 1
who resides within the District functions as Prison Medical Officer. A trained
Male Nurse included on the Staff resigned in November, but most cases requiring
nursing for any appreciable period are hospitalized at the Colonial Hospital.
The diet scale is fairly good, it contains all of the dietary essentials. There
were no changes in the diet since last report.
The Sanitary condition of the Prison is on the whole good.
There were no deaths during the year.
Fiv prisoners, one of :which -was a female, were hospitalized during the year
remaining for a total of 33 days. The female prisoner was a maternity case, she
delivered while in hospital. Number of days in hospital for the female prisoner
-8 days. Percentage of daily average in hospital to daily average of Prison
K. J. E. McMILLAN,
Prison Medical Officer.