A I N VINCENT
Subli ihed bpy "uthoritD.
VOL. 86.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 24 NOVEMBER, 1953. [No. 68.
VISIT OF GOVERNOR TO ST. LUCIA.
His Excellency, Mr. EDWARD BETHAM BEETHAM, C.M,(,, C.V.O., O.BJ..,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Windward Islands, left Grenada for St.
Lucia on 18th November, for an official visit of about 12 days.
During His Excellency's absence from Grenada, His Honour WALLACE
MACMILLAN, Administrator of Grenada, will be Governor's Deputy.
24th November, 1953.
(A 2/1950 II.)
There will b'e a meeting of the Legislative Council in the Council Chamber
Kingstown, on Thursday, 3rd December, 1953, at 10 a.m.
The Order of the Day of this meeting is published with this issue of the
A cordial invitation to attend is extended to the general public.
24th November, 1953.
BY-ELECTION, SOUTH WINDWARD
NOTICE TO PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES.
The notice of prospective candidates
is drawn to the following provisions of
the St. Vincent (Legislative Council)
Order in Council, 1951:-
Section 10 of the Order in Council
provides that io> per-on shall he quali-
fied to lie appointed s a Nomininaed
Member or elected as an Elected Mem-
Sber of the Council or, having been so
appointed or elected, shall sit or vote
in the Council. who at the time of ap-
pointment or election- . .
(b) (i) in the case of a Nominated
Member, holds any Public
office ; or
(ii) in the case of an Elected
Member, holds, or is acting
in any such office
Section 1 (1) or the Order in Council
defines public office as follows:-
368 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY,
"public office" means, subject to
the provisions of subsection (3)
of this section, (i.e. section 1)
any office of emolument in the
public service or any office of
emolument under a Municipal
Corporation within Saint Vin-
,:Any person who intends to contest a
seat at the forthcoming general election
and who holds any "public office" with-
in the meaning of this term as defined
above should vacate such office before
Members of a Municipal corporation
who are in receipt of payments (by
whatever name called) from such Cor-
porations would appear to be affected
by the above provisions.
24th November, 1953.
PUBLIC SERVICES COMMISSION.
His Excellency the Governor has been
pleased to appoint Mr. W. M. LOPEY,
M.A., M.B.E., Acting Edlucntion Officer,
as a member of the Publie Service
Commission with effect from 18th No-
vember, 1953, and during the absence
from his substantive duties of Mr. C. V.
D. HADLEY, Education Officer.
24th November, 1953.
Dr. A. E. WARD, B.Se., M.B., Ch.B.,
District Medical Officer, Yedical De-
partment, has resigned from the Pub-
tic Service of the Colony with effect
from 23rd November, 195.
24th November, 1953.
(P. F. 655).
The Right Honourable the Secretary
of State for the Colonies has noticed that
Her Majesty the QUEEN will not be
advised to exercise her power of dis-
allowance in respect of the following
Ordinance of this Government:-
No. 11 of 19,3.-An Ordinamce to
sanctioii certiin p I.viL enl t froir
the Public Treasury in excess ,of
the sums grnt:ted b-y the Appro-
priation (1', ,' !) Or i:oice. 1 95.)
(No. 24 of 1951) ;or the yea5
ended the 3ist d:v of loecmnber,
ii24th Nolvember, 1953.
The under-mentioined Bill is pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette and
may be seen at the Government Office,
Kingstown Library, District Post Offices,
Police Stations and at all Revenue
Bill for an Ordinance to create a
Trust Fund to be known as the
Lewis Punnett Endowment and
to provide for the Appointment
of Trustees of such Fund and
the manHgement thereof.
24th November, 1953.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.
The Administration Report on the
Medical Department for the year 1951
is published with this issue of the
24th November, 1953.
POST OF ASSISTANT COLONIAL EN.
GINEER, PUBLIC WORKS DEPART-
MENT, ST. LUCIA.
Applications are invited for the post of
Assistant Colonial Engineer, Public
Works Department, St. Lucia.
2. The Assistant Colonial Engineer
will be required to assist the Colonial En-
gineer and help in design and construc-
tion and maintenance of Public Works.
3. He will be'subject to Her Majesty's
Colonial Regulations and to the General
Orders of the Colony.
4. The post, which is pensionable, car-
ries a salary scale of $2,880 x $120-$3,840.
5. A transport allowance is payable in
accordance with local regulations at the
current rate of $300 per annum basic al-
lowance plus mileage allowance of 12t for
every mile travelled on duty, and the offi-
cer will be required to keep a car for the
performance of his duties.
6. Subsistence allowance will be paid
in accordance with local regulations at
approved rates when travelling in the
Colony outside his station.
7. Quarters are not provided.
8. Free passages to St. Lucia for tho
successful candidate, his wife and a maxi-
mum of 3 children will be provided.
9. Applicants should state:-
(c) Nature of present and past
(d) Details of experience.
10. Applications which should be ac-
comnpaniec by two recent testimonials
24 NOVEMBER, 1953.--(No. 68t).
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 24 NOVEMBER, 1953.-(No. 68). 369
and a medical certificate of fitness should
be addressed to the Establishment Ofi-
cer, Government Office, St. Lucia, to
reach him not later than 20th December,
A. L. SAMUEL,
Acting Government Secretary.
24th November, 1953.
In accordance with the provisions of
Section 102 of Cap. 183 of the La\s, it
is hereby notified that the undermen-
tioned articles have been seized for a
breach of Section 4 (1) of their Import
and Export Duty Regulations of 1940.
N/M-One crate containing five (;5)
PETER R. ELLS,
Collector of Customs.
TREASURY &C. DEPT.,
ST. VINCENT, B.W.I.,
17th November, 1953.
The General Public is hereby notified
of the loss of Government Order Book
No. 776-800 which was stolen from a car
belonging to Mrs. (:ABRIELLE WILSON,
Matron of the Fair Hall Hoem:, on
Thursday, 19th instant.
Merchants and Shopkeepers are ad-
vised not to issne any supplies requi-
sitioned nnder the numbers quoted
P. R. ELLS,
20th November, 1953.
RETURN OF STOCKS.
With reference to the Centrol Notice
dated 23rd July, 1953, it is hereby noti-
fled that the return of stocks requested
to be submitted by all Traders by 12
o'clock noon on the 17th day of each
month during the hurricane season is
no longer required.
2. The only return now required is
that called for under the Prices Control
Order S.R. & 0. 1947, No. 25, and the
Control Notice (Retnrn of Stocks) dated
the 2n7? day of April, 1953, for the re-
turn of stocks to be submitted to the
Controller of Supplies by 12 o'clock
noon on the 2nd day of each month, the
return to contain stocks of the articles
in part B of the First Schedule as well
as stocks of the other articles as requir-
ed by the said notice, held by Traders
on the 1st day of each month.
Dated this 20th November, 1953.
A. V. SPROTT,
Controller of Supplies.
21st November, 1953.
STATEMENT OF CURRENCY NOTES CIR-
CULATION iN THE BRITISH CARIBBEAN
TERRITORIES (EASTERN GROUP)
ON 1st NOVEMBER, 1953.
Average Circulation during
Br. Caribbean Currency
Notes ... $44,225,724
Gov't Currency Notes... 2,579,401
British Caribbean Notes:
Trinidad & Tobago ...
-. Bri ttsh Guiana ...
Leeward and Windward
Total British Caribbean
Trinidad & Tobago
No t e Circulation...
British Guiana Gov-
ernment Note Cir-
cn nation ...
Total Girculation on
1st November, 1953. .
Brili.,h Caribbean Currency
BRITISH CARIBBEAN CURRENCY
370 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 24 NOVEMBER, 1953.--(No. 68).
UNDER THE LIQUOR LICENGE'ORDINANCE, 1948.1
It is hereby notified for general information that the Annual Licensing
Sessions will be held in the undermentioned Parishes for the purpose of hear-
ing applications from applicants in their respective Parishes for the granting of
certificates in accordance with the Liquor Licence Ordinance, 1848, at the times
and places hereunder.
Holders of certificates which were granted during the current year are
hereby reminded to apply for renewal of their certificates prior to the holding
of the Sessions fixed for December, 1953, stated below.
Time and Place of Session.
St. George & St. Andrew ... At the Court House, Kingstown, on Wed-
nesday, 16th December, 1953, at 9.15
o'clock in the forenoon.
Charlotte ... At the Court House, Georgetown, on
Friday, 18th December, 1963, at 11
o'clock in the forenoon.
St. David ... At the Court House, Chateaubelair, on
Thursday, 3rd December, 1953, at 11
o'clock in the forenoon.
St. Patrick ... At the Court House, Barrouallie, on
Friday, 4th December, 1953, at 11
o'clock in the forenoon.
Grenadines (Bequia) ... At the Court House, at Port Elizabeth,
Beqnia, on Wednesday, 2nd December,
1953, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon.
Notice of intention to oppose the grant of any Certificates stating in general
terms.the grounds of the opposition, must be served upon the applicant and
upon the Magistrate not less than seven days before the day fixed for.the holding
ofbhe Licensing Session.
PARTICULARS OF, APPLICANTS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES.
PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES.
Name of Applicant.
Donald Franklyn Shopkeeper
*Frederick Gaynes ,
*Virginia Russell ,,
I (ecil RB Crichton
Peasant Arnos Vale
*Applic:tions for Transfer Certificates.
17th N ,)V. (''. 1 15'';.
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 24 NOVEMBP R, 1953.-(No. 68). 7.
SOUTH WINBWARD ELECTORAL DISTRICT.
DESCRIPTION OF POLLING DIVISIONS AND POLLING STATIONS.
A voter who is registered in any polling division described hereunder can only
vote in such division and only at the polling station relating thereto.
Presiding officers and Poll Clerks who have obtained the necessary transfer
certificates are not affected by this notice.
ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF SOUTH WINDWARD.
Description & Number of Polling Division.
Polling Division No. 1 :-Kilburney -
Riley's Carriere Collins.
Polling Division No. 2 :-Golden Grove -
Mt. Pleasant Mountain Freeland -
Carruth Farm Montague.
Polling Division No. 3 :-Upper Richland
Park Montreal Kelly.
Polling Division No. 4:-Lower Richland
Park Hopewell Gaskill Stuart
Greggs and Simpsons.
Polling Division No. 5 :-A--gyle Cane
End Escape Glensi ia Yambou
Jackson's Pasture -yers Dum-
barton and Mesopotamia.
Polling Division No. 6 :-Akers Hill Cal-
der Rescue Village.
Polling Division No. 7 :-Ponsonby -
Evesham Pilgrim Hill Belvidere -
Mounitain Eveshar Vale.
Polling Division No. 8 :-Glamorgan -
Mc Carthy Joseph's Land Carapan
-- hha~.~~s Rivulet Diamond.
Foili:_ L.vision No. 9 :-Upper Stubbs -
Polling Division No. 10 :-Lower Stubbs.
24th November, 1953.
Location of PoWng Staton.
Mrs. Mable Payne's House (Carriere).
Mrs. Augustus Browne's Shop (Free-
Mr. Edward Lewis' Shop (Upper
Mesopotamia Public Library.
Mr. Griffith Thomas' Shop (Calder).
Evesham Methodist School.
Diamond Airport Buil':r .
ESiubbs Police Station.
Stubbs Government School.
K. H. C. ALLEYNE,
Supervisor of Elections.
LAND AND HOUSE TAX ORDINANCE.
Notice is hereby given that the undermentioned Spersons have become
defaulters under the 'Land and House Tax Ordinance". Their properties
having been levied upon and will be offered for sale at 12.00 o'clock noon, on
Saturday, 12th December, 1953, at the Treasury, Kingstown, for the recovery
of the Taxes due thereon.:
PETER R. ELLS,
12th November, 1953.
SR, SAINT VINOENT, TUESDAY, 24 NOVEMBER, 1953.-(No. 68).
Name of Owner or |Ocoupier. St~uaon of Property.
Crosby, Albert N.
Dublin, P iice
df>. .. Victbr,
J ones. Emmanuel
do. Samuel 8
Patterson, Cassius L.
S impson, Constance
Samuel. Elsie : :
Webb, James Samuel
Whittle. HIrs. John
W illia.:ns, I1rica
William-'. Hrs. Luther
... Clare Valley
... Camden Park
.. Qn stelles
... Clare Valley
.. Camden Park
... Camden Park
... Camden Park
.. Mou trose
... Gr,ove -
... BriibullTi' Hill
... tland Vale
... Rose Bank
Description of Property
13 ac. 1 ro. 16 po.
1 House spot
1 House spot
6 ac. 2 ro. 0 po.
1 House spot
1 House spot
3 ro. 0 po.
1. House spot
1 House spot
1 Hopse spot
1 House ,pot
1 House spot
1 House spot
1 House spot
1 ac. 0 ro. 13 po.
1 House spot
1 House spot
1 House spot
1 House spot
1 House spot
1 House spot
1 ac. 3 ro. 2 po.
1 House spot
1 House spot
1 House spot
1 House spot
1 House spot
1 House spot
1 House spot
5 ac. 2 ro. 24 po.
1 ro. 0 po.
1 House spot
2 ac. 1 ro. 31 po.
2 ac. 3 ro. 19 po.
2 ro. 0 po.
1 House spot
1 House spot
1 House spot
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 24 NOVEMBER,:i953.-(No.-68).
Name of Owner or Occupier.
Franklyn, Phillip ...
Hooper, Leslie ...
Nedd, Augustus ...
Pompey, Jonathan ...
Providence, Catherine ...
Richards, Milton ...
Robertson, Fred ...
Scarboro, F'eati rstone ...
Stapleton, Abraham ...
Williams, Albert ...
Situation of Property.
Description of Property.
1 ac. 3 ro. 0 po.
1 House spot
1 ac. 3 ro. 0 po.
1 House spot
1 ac. 2 ro. 34 po.
1 House .,
1 1il l,,~ spOl
1 House spot
1 House spot
POST OFFICEj NOTICE.
It is hereby notified for the informa-
tion of the general public that the latest
dates on which mails from overseas con-
taining correspondence etc. intended for
delivery in the United Kingdom by
Christmas Day must arrive there are as
GENERAL POST OFFICE,
8th October, 1953.
THE KINGSTOWN TOWN BOARD.
Notice is hereby given that in accord-
ance with section 3 of the Kingstown
Town Board (Election of Members) Bye-
Laws, the Warden of Kingstown will be
in attendance at thle Court House, Kings-
town, on Monday, 30th November, 1953,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to receive nom-
inations for the election of eight (8)
Members to serve on the Kingstown
Town Board for the term commencing
1st January, 1954, and ending S3st De-
The retiring Members, Messrs. R. M.
Cato, A, R. C. Connell, H. A. Davis.
O.B.E., R. N. Eustace, S. O. Jack, G.
L. Lewis, G. A. McIntosh, and Mrs.
V. M. Cox are eligible for re-el-ction.
Should a Poll be required it will be
taken at the Court House on Monday,
7th December, 1953, from 9 a.m. to 12
noon and from 1 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
V. G. daSILVA,
Warden and Presiding
16ch November, 1953.
LAND AND HOUSE TAX, 1953.F_-
It is hereby notified that Land and
House Tax in respect of the current
year will be received without fine at
the Treasury and District Offices at
Georgetown, Barrouallie, Union Island
and Bequia during the period 1st No-
vember to 31st December, 1953, and at
Colonarie, Bridgetown, Mesopotamia,
Layou and Chateaubelalr on the dates
Colonarie:- On Thursdays-Novem-
ber 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th, De-
cember 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th.
Bridgetown:- On Tuesdays-Decem-
ber 1st, 8th and 22nd, 1953.
Mesopotamia:- On Fridays-Novem-
ber 6th, 20th, and December 4th
and 18th, 1953.
Layou:- On Mondays-November
9th, and Decembler 14th, 1953.
On Thursdays-November 19th,
26th, and December 17th and
Chateaubelair:- On Tuesdays-
November 10th, and December
On Fridays-November 13th, 27th,.
and December 11th and Tuesday
PETER R. ELLS,
ST. VINCENT, B.W.I.
23rd October, 1953.
NOTICE TO MARINERS.
Pending repairs, Moule-a-Chique
Light, St. Lucia, latitude 130 43' N.
longitude, 600 57' W., is liable to be
C. D. MILBOURNE.-Comdr.,
22nd October, 1953.
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LEGISLATIVE- COUNCIL OF, SAINT VINCENT.
MEETING TO BE HELD AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, KINGSTOWN, ON
THURSDAY, 3RD DECEMBER, 1953, AT 10 A.M.
4. Papers-See Schedule.
The Honourable E. T. Joshua, Member for North Windward, to ask:-
1. What reason can be given for the meeting of this Legislature fixed by
agenda for Thursday 25th day of June having been postponed and held on the 26th
Was it because the Administrator vas away from the Colony on that date? If
this was the reason was there net an Acting Administrator?
If to act Administrator in this Colony does not depend on the like Or dislikes
or on the whims and fancies of the Administrator himself for hif locum teens,
why was the business of the Government disrupted and failed to function because
of the absence of the Administrator?
Why was the Acting Administrator not made to carry on the business of the
Government for whicli he was appointed to act?
2. Further to question 1, asked in this House 5th March 1953 concerning the
manner and method of proclaiming martial control by arming policemen with
weapons of war, does Government still prepare to make for their answer .that
rifles are given to policemen when they join the force and can be carried with
them when transferred? If Government cannot again state for their answer that
a rifle is given to a policeman to do whatever he pleases with?
Is there on record a state of emergency from the 3rd of May to about the 8th
of June. If not will Government state the reason for policemen carrying guns
wearing steel helmets in the constituency of North Windward during this period
named? Can Government give-a reason for surrounding the village known as
Chester Cottage with a platoon of about 30 men armed with rifles levelled at the
peasants huts and carried out searches and entered premises of this area covered
oy rifles without warrants?
THE ORDER OF THE DAY.
The Honourable Colonial Treasurer to move:-
1. That this Council approve the Supplementary Schedule of Excesses
which were not included in the four quarterly Schedules of Additional
Provision for the year 1952.
2. That this Council approve the Schedule of Additional Provision
required to meet expenditure in excess of the Estimates for the year 1953 in
respect of the period 1st April to 30th June, 1953.
FOR FIRST READING.
The Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Ordinance, 1953.
Foa SEcoND READING.
The Nurses Registration BilL
The Supplies (Control) Bill.
The Income Tax (Amendment) Bill.
The Lewis Punnett Endowment Bill.
The Police (Amendment) Bill.
The Package Tax Bill.
The Legislative Council Rules.
Council Paper No. 58 of 1953-The Importation of Animals (Diseases Prevention)
(Grenada) Order, 1953.
Council Paper No. 59 of 1953-The Wages Councils (Meetings and Procedure)
Council Paper No. 60 of 1953-Minutes of Finance Committee Meeting held on the
6th October, 1953.
Council Paper No. 61 of 1953-The Wages Councils (Wages Regulatiol Proposals)
(Notices) Regulations, 1963.
Council Paper No. 62 of 1953-Report of the Colonial Treasurer on the Accounts. of
the Colony for 1952.
Council Paper No; 63 of 1953-Government Savings Bank Account of Revenue &
Expenditure for the year 1952.
Council Paper No. 64 of 1953-Report on the Medical Department for the year 1951.
No. of 1953.
AN ORDINANCE to create a Trust Fund to be known as the Lewis
Punnett Endowment and to provide for the Appointment of
Trustees of such Fund and the management thereof.
WHEREAS Lewis Leslie Punett Esquire Justice of the Peace of Pleamble,
this Colony has set apart certain of his property in trust for the
benefit of the persons and for the obj-ects hereinafter in tkis
Ordinance specified :
AND WHEREAS securities amounting to one hundred thousand
dollars ($100,000) and a portion of Fair Hall Estate measuring.. 45
acres 25.9 poles more or less have been conveyed to the Ofrjceri
administering the Government of the Colony in manner and upon
the trusts appearing in the instruments enumerated in the First
Schedule to this Ordinance :
AND WHEREAS it is desirable that the Trust should be created
by Ordinance and that the terms of the trust as approved by the
said Lewis Leslie Punnett should be included in this Ordinance :
Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Lewis Punnett
Endowment OrdinanCe, 1953.
Lewis Punnett Endowment.
n. In t'is Ordinance-
"the Administrator" iman;: t.he A'-.nminiitiatr,: ;F he Colony
and includes the ciLicr i:r the tir..' ;- .dministering
the Governmnnt of the Colony.
the Donor means the said Lewis Leslie Punnett an:l for the
purposes of section 3 shall include his executors or
"the Lewis Punnett Trust" hereinafter referred to as "the
Trust" shall consist of and means and include the
property, moneys and other assets referred to in sections
3 and 5;
"the Trustees" means the persons for the time being
appointed to be Trustees in accordance with section 6;
"principal Trust Instrument means the Indenture Registered
No. 331/1950 made the 23rd day of May 1950 between Lewis
Leslie Punnett and His Honour Walter Fleming Coutts.
3. (1) As soon as practicable after the commencement of
this Ordinance, the Administrator shall cause to be transferred to
the Trustees the Fair Hall Estate lands described in the First
Schedule to this Ordinance, to be held by the Trustees for the
same estate and interests as, and to the extent to which the same
were respectively previously held by or invested in the Donor or
the Administrator as the successor in title of the Donor according
to the intent of the Donor's gifts, subject to any encumbrances,
estates, interests, rights or easements (if any) then affecting
(2) The property and assets comprised in the investments
enumerated in the First Schedule to this Ordinance shall be
transferred to the Trustees by the Administrator at such time as
the Governor in Council may determine not being later than one
month after the Donor's beneficial interest shall have ceased in
virtue of the principal Trust Instrument.
4. During the lifetime of the Donor, pending the transfer to
the Trustees of the investments enumerated in the First Schedule
to this Ordinance as provided for in subsection (2) of section 3,
the income received by the Administrator, and after such transfer,
the income received by the Trustees shall be held by the
Administrator or by the Trustees as the case may be on the Trusts
declared in the principal Trust Instrument.
5. Any other real or personal of whatever description and
wheresoever situate that may from time to time hereinafter be
granted. conveyed transferred or assigned by the Donor to the
Trustees shall subject to any encumbrances, estates, interests,
rights or easements (if any) then affecting the same, be held by
the Trustees as part of the Trust and be subject in all respects to
the provisions of this Ordinance.
Lewis Punnett Endotwment.
6. The Trustees shall consist of not more than six persons
nor less than three persons to be appointed by the Governor in
Council by instrument under his hand : Provided that-
(a) during his lifetime the Donor shall be one of such
(b) the Trustees other than the Donor, shall hold office for a
period of three years from the date of their respective
appointments but may be re-appointed by the Governor in
(c) any Trustee, other than the Donor, may at any time by
order of the Governor in Council be removed from the
office of Trustee, and from the date of such order the
Trustee named therein shall cease to be a Trustee;
(d) any Trustee may at any time resign his office by
instrument in writing addressed to the Governor, and
from the date of such instrument such Trustee shall
cease to be a Trustee and the vacancy caused by such
resignation shall thereupon be filled by the Governor in
7. The Trustees are hereby incorporated and may sue and be
sued under the name of "The Lewis Punnett Trust" and shall
have perpetual succession and an official seal which shall be
officially and judicially noticed, and by instruments under such
seal may sell, convey, lease, assign, demise or otherwise dispose of
any land or any interest therein or any other property, and the
seal shall be authenticated by the signature of the Chairman of
the Trustees and one other Trustee.
8. The Trustees shall at such times as they in their: absolute
discretion think fit realise any of the property of the Trust and
reinvest any of the moneys arising from such realisation in such
securities of whatever nature as they in their absolute discretion
Or [in such securities as are authorised by section 3 of the
Trustees Ordinance or by any legislation replacing the same.]
9. If and as long as any property of the Trust consists of
land the Trustees shall manage or superintend the management
of such land with full power to appoint and pay such persons as
the Trustees think fit for the management, cultivation or
maintenance of such land or any part thereof either in its existing
form of cultivation or plan '.a'on or otherwise and may do all
things needful or requisite for the development, preservation
maintenance of such land and for the'protection of the wooded
portion of the Fair Hall Estate described in the Second Schedule
to this Ordinance, including the power to lease the whole
or any part of the same for any purpose and to accept surrenders
of such leases as they in their absolute discretion think fit, and
any expenses incurred in the exercise of the powers herein
contained shall be charged against the income of the TruAt.
of Trust and
Lewis Punnett Endowment.
objects of Trust.
accounts to be
No. 30 of 1937,
10. The Trustees shall apply the income arising from the
Trust generallyly for the better care and maintenance and benefit
of poor aged persons in the Colony in accordance with the rules
contaiedi in the Third Schedule to this Ordinance.
11. (1) The Governor in Council may at the request of the
Trustees by order published in the Gazette add to, vary or limit
the objects of the Trust as set out in the rules contained in the
Second Schedule to this Ordinance.
(2) -hould the Government cease to maintain poor aged
persona i6 the institution created in the rules contained in the
Second E-hedule to this Ordinance, the income of the Trust shall
be applied by the Trustees for the maintenance and care of poor
aged persons in the Colony in such manner as the Trustees may
12. (1) The Chairman of the Trustees shall be such one of
the Trustees as may from time to time be dominated by the
Governor in Council, and such Chairman shall have a casting as
well as a deliberate vote.
(2) Three Trustees shall constitute the quorum necessary to
cons-i 1 te a meeting of the Trustees.
(3) In the absence of the Chairman the Trustees shall
appoint one of their number to act as Chairman of any meeting.
13. The Trustees shall keep or cause to be kept minutes of
the proceedings of all meetings of the Trustees.
14. The Trustees shall furnish to the Governor as soon as.
possible after the expiration of each financial year a report upon
the administration of the Trust together with a balance sheet and
statement of the revenue and expenditure of the Trust duly
audited by the Government Auditor.
15. 'No Trustee shall incur any personal liability for any loss
or damage occasioned.by any act or omission in the administration
of the Trust unless such loss or damage be occasioned by an
intentially wrongful act or omission on his part.
16. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Stamp
Ordinance or the Registration of Documents Ordinance, any
instruments necessary for transferring to or vesting any property
in the Trustees upon which or in respect of which stamp duties or
registration fees are payable to the Government shall be exempt
from thepayment of such stamp duties or registration fees.
Lewis Punnett Endowment.
17. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Income Tax Exemption in
Ordinance, the income of the Tr.ist shall be wholly exempt from respect of
the payment of any income tax. Income Tax.
No. 23 of 1948.
1. Fair HalLEstate
(a) $50 Redeemable
erence Shares 5%
(b) $5,000 Govern-
ment Hydro Elec-
48 acres 2 roods 3 poles
(more or lea)
No. of Nom.
24341, to 24650 $10,000
(Preamble & Sec. 3)
Instrument by which
conveyance Indenture dat-
ed 9th November 1950 Be-
tween L. L. Punnett, In-
corporated Trustees of
the Anglican Church W.
F. Coutts, M.BE. Admin-
Instrument by which
Indenture Reg. 331/1950
made 23rd May 1960 Be-
tween L. L. Punnett and
His Honour W. F. Courts
Hilda punnett to
Lewis Leslie Punnett
Claude Harold Layne
S to L. L. Punnett
Indenture Reg. 330/1950
made 23rd May 1950 Be-
tween L. I. Punnett and
His Honour W. F. Coutte
Indenture Reg. 329/1950
made 23rd May 1950 Be-
tween L. L. Punnett and
His Honour W. C. Coutt.
. Letis Punnett Endowment. 1953.
4. DEBENTUR S.
Denomination. .Number. Value.
$1,000 St. Vincent Wa- Indenture Reg. 385/1951
ter Supply Develop- made 27th May 1951"Be-
ment Loan 7 $ 1,000 tween L. L. Punnett and
t....o His Honour W. F. Coutts.
$1'00 Dtto. 1, 6, 9 and
15 $ 400
Total $ 1,400
Total Nominal Value $100,000
SECOND SCHEDULE (Secton 9).
That portion of the FairHall Estate coloured green as shown on plan thereof
by E. Stinsoh CAmipbell, Land Surveyor, dated the 17th October, 1953, lodged at the
Survey Office the 17th day of October, 1953, and registered at the Registry, St.
Vincent, on the 27th day of October, No. 1 of 1953.
THIRD SCHEDULE (Section 10)
THE FAIR HALL HOME RULES.
1. Short Title. These Rules may be cited as" the Fair Hall Home Rules,
2. Interpretation. rhe Fair Hall Home shall mean and include those
lands forming part of Fair Hall Estate and Glen Estate comprising respectively 48
Acres 3 Roods 24 Poles and 36 Acres 0 Rood 12 Poles and the buildings situate
thereon used and occupied as a home for Poor Aged Persons.
"the Ordinance means the Lewis Punnett Endowment Ordinance, 1953.
"the Trustees" means the Trustees appointed in accordance with the
Oft ae ee.
3. M ijttenance of Fair Hall Home. (1) The income of the Trust
Fuild 'etablished by virtue of the Ordinance shall be applied towarca ciw
malintewAnoe d'care of the poor aged persons'who may from time to time be
inmates of 'the Fair Hall Home as part of the revenue of the institution
siatenietiAti by or stlPllementing any sums which may from time to time be
yvot~dite tl egihsltuZe'ir the maintenance of poor aged persons at the Fair Hall
(2) The Trustees may in their discretion apply such sums as they think fit
towards the repair and maintenance of buildings, and where there are any
reserves, towards capital improvements.
Should the Government cease to maintain poor aged persons at the Fair Hall
Home, the income of the Trust Fund shall be applied by the Trustees for the
maintenance and care of poor aged persons in the Colony in such manner as the
Trustees may deem fit.
4. Admission of inmates. (1) The Trustees shall have the right to
nominate persons for admission to the Fair Hall Home to such a number as shall
be determined from time to time by the Governor representing the proportion
which the contribution from the Trust bears to the total cost of the maintenance
of the Fair Hall Home.
(2) Other persons may be admitted with the approval of a Management
Committee of the Fair Hall Homes to be appointed by the Governor consisting of
all or any of the Trustees and such other persons as the Governor may think fit.
5. Staff. The Management Committee shall be responsible subject to the
approval or otherwise of the Governor for the appointment, dismissal and
discipline of the Staff necessary for management of the Fair Hall Home and may
delegate authority to persons appointed in accordance with these Rules.
Passed the Legislative Council this day of 1953.
Clerk of Legislative Council.
OBJECTS AND REASONS.
The object of this Bill is to create by Ordinance a Trust for carrying into
effect the intentions of Lewis Leslie Punnett Esquire, J.P. contained in the
instruments enumerated in the first schedule to the Bill whereby certain gifts are
made to Trustees for the maintenance of poor aged persons.
Crown Attorney's Chambers,
7th March, 1953.
Lewis Punnett Endowment.
.REPORT O'PHiT~..MEDICAL DEPARTMENT FOR TfIE YEAR ENDING
oa : .. r : -i 31ST DECEMBER, 1951L
(.) s .. ADMINDICL RATION.F
(A) ST'A '. MEDICAL OFFICERS.
I: Dbat of
ment. ment to
Charles, E.D. B., M.D,,..C...,
(McGill) L.M.C.C., M.P.H.
Corissiong, L. M., M.R.C.P'..
Edin.. 1948, M.B. Ch.B. Edin.,
1934, D.T.M. & H. Liverpool
Gun-Manro. S. 1)., M.R.C.S.
Eng., 1943, L.R.C.P. Lond.,
1943, M.B., B.S., U. London.
ment to the
22nd Sept. 27th Dec.
Jar nmi v
McMillan, K. J. E., B.Sc., Col- Medical 16th Mch. 16th Mch.
lege of City of New York Officer 1935 1935
M.B., Ch.B. Edin. Univ.
Alexis, F. C., L.R.C.P. Edin.,
1935, L.R.C.S., Edin., 1935,
L.R.F.P.S. Glasgow, 1935.
Munro, H. A., L.R.C.P. Edin.
1944, L.R.C.S. Edin., 1944,
L.R.F.P.S. Glasgow, 1944.
Zwierz M., M.D. U. Bierut
22nd.May 22nd May
Kulesza, W.S.,M.B.,Ch.B.,Po- Medical 30th Nov. 30th Nov.
lish School of Mediciie'1943. .Officer ; 1949" -1949.
D.T. M. &L, : .:. ..
Swisterski, K. P. Med. Dip. U. Medical 19.h Sep.
I,WOW. Officer 1951
McNeilly, K. L., M.B., B.S., Medical 15th Octi
London. Officer 1951
On leave in
The Medical Staff position has been unsatisfactory throughout the year. Dr.
F. C. Alexis who had been appointed to Grenada in December 1950 could not be
released and is still with us. Dr. Commission, Physician, Specialist, Colonial
Hospital, was transferred to Grenada on promotion. Districts II North and VI were
without resident Medical Officers during the year. Dr. K. P. Swistereki and Dr. K.
L. Mc Neilly joined the staff in September and October, respectively.
4. List of Ordinances affecting Public Health during the year-
Ord. No. 15 of 1951-(An Ordinance to amend the Medical Officers Ordinance,
YEAR. 1947. 1948. 1949. 1950. 1951.
s. d]. s (. S $ $
Revncne ... 1,779 10 8 2.095 7 0 8,00.0() 9,018.00 13.277.69
Expenditure !34,821 9 8137.961 2 0 214,546.00 242,418.00 321,129.95
II. PUBLIC HEALTH.
(1) GENERAL DISEASES.
There were no outbreaks of any communicable diseases during the year, and
the state of public health was satisfactory as evidenced by the death rate of 12.8.
(2) COMMUNICABLE DISEASES.
(a) Mosquito or other insect borne-Malaria is not very prevalent. No cases
of Filaria, Typhus, Plague or Yellow Fever, were reported.
(b) Enteric group of Diseases-There were 23 cases of Typhoid Fever with 8
deaths during the year.
(c) Undulent Fever, Smallpox, Cholera, Encephalitis, Poliomyelitis and
Meningococcal Meningitis-None recorded during the year.
(d) Venereal Diseases-There were 145 cases of Syphilis and 558 cases of
(f) Yaws-875 cases were treated.
(g) Tuberculosis-24 Cases were recorded.
(h) Leprosy-There were two-new cases admitted to the Leper Asylum.
COMPARATIVE TABLE OF DISEASES AND DEATHS.
COMMUNICABLE DISEASES FOR THE YEARS 1947-1951
1947. 11948. 1949. 1950. 1951. 1947. 1918. 1949. 1950. 1951.
Enteric Group ... 282 51 45 25 23 37 10 6 8 8
Malaria ... 18 19 1 9 34 1 1
Measles .. 34
Whooping Cough ... 1885 369 56 24 1 48 7 9 1
Diphtheria ... 2 3 1 1
Influenza ... 249 529 266 405 82 1 1 22
Dysentery ... 119 3 1 22
Leprosy ...i 3 1 2 1 1
Yaws ... 2440 3567 3528 1289 875 1 2 1 2
Syphilis ... 303 405 342 243 145 29 23 14 19 5
Gonorrhea ... 450 546 907 753 558 1
piratory .... 63 68 50 52 24 52 80 55 45 44
Other ... 7 8 4 4 12 1 2 1 1 1
III. VITAL STATISTICS.
POPULATION BIRTHS AND DEATHS.
COMPARATIVE TABLE OF POPULATION, BIRTHS AND DEATHS IN
ST. VINCENT FOR YEARS 1947-1951.
Year Population Number of Number of Birth Rate
Births Deaths per 1000
COMPARATIVE TABLE OF THE PRINCIPAL CAUSES OF DEATH BY DISEASES
FOR THE YEARS 1947-1951.
D.a;rnoca & Enteritis
UTnnorin & Ill-defined
Live Births. Infant Deaths.
Male. Female. Total. Male. (Female. Total.
Rate per 1000.
Male. Female. Total.
106 101 104
115 108 111
S 92 84 88
97 123 109
'103 91 .
Year 1947 i 1948 1949 1950 1951
Total Births and Still-
births 2037 I 2543 2672 2737 3018
Stillbirths 77 63 79 75 107
Rate per 1000 2*9 2-5 2-9 2-7 3-1
Year I 1947 I o1 i14a I sa. I I
Total Births and Still-
Deaths due to accidents
Rate per 1000
IV-HYGIENE AND SANITATION.
A general review of work done and progress made.
1. PRBVNTIVE Ma MB.
Mosquito and inse bbore diseases. Thp ineidpnce of these diseases was, as.
In past years, low, T= me-asi es which have now become annual routine work-
dilnfing, filling and oiling-were carried out where necessary throughout the year.
There was a decrease in. the prevalence of cuiex mosquitoes at the heaviest points
of infestation-Diamond River, Spring, Biabou and the Mt. Bentinck River mouths.
This was due to earlier action by the District Inspectors-clearing, cleaning edges
of streams and oiling-with the result that heavy breeding never got under way.
Regular,oiling of cesspits where breeding occurred was carried out throughout the
rainy season. During the year 360 cesspits were oiled. DDT in 5% solution and
Gammexane were used in control measures against the adult mosquito. The
following Government Institutions were sprayed with DDT-The Colonial Hospital,.
The Arnos Vale Extension Hospital, The Mental Hospital and the Kingstown
The usual routine measures against smallpox and enteric fever were carried.
out throughout the year. There were 22 cases of enteric fever with eight deaths.
Ih the month of May there was a small outbreak in District III in the Calliaqua,
Choppins, Prospect, Rivulet and Fair Hall areas. Between the 18th May and 22nd
of July there were 12 cases with 2 deaths. General measures adopted were :-
Chlorination of water supplies, where possible, fly proofing of latrines and
inoculation of contacts-2403 inoculations were given in this area and a total of
3188 in the colony for the year. During 1951 the Central Water Distribution
Authority made further extensions of the water supply and the villages of
Fairburn Pasture, Belair, Aros Vale, Villa and the small town of Calliaqua were
satisfactorily connected and supplied with water. The value of these extensions.
of a pure water supply cannot be over-estimated from the Public Health view point.
Premises were inspected to see that all sanitary conveniences were kept in
good repair, and where no convenience was provided the owners or occupiers were
called upon to provide them. The deep pit latrine continues to give entire
satisfaction and is the type most extensively used in rural districts. In-Kingstowna
tke.capltal, pits are-not allowed. The pail closet has been used with surprising
satisfaction, while nearly all bgttI.pta4~FsjoaoPs how endeavour to install water
flush latrines.with septic tanks. In rural districts water closets with soak-away-
pits are used in better class houses. During the year 464 new privies were built, 535
repaired and 258 made fly-proof. 122 new cesspits constructed and 18 cesspits
repaired. 12 water closets were installed in Kingstown and the suburbs.
II. GENERAL MEASURES OF SANITATION.
The deep pit latrine continues to give satisfaction in rural areas and in the
Small Towns wherever the dimensions of building lots allow of such erections.
With funds from P.H.E.U. 66 units over small pits were installed at Brighton, Sion
Hill, Calliaqua and Layou. It is hoped that as areas improve and individual
householders provide private sanitary conveniences, the number of communal
latrines will be reduced. Wherever possible the sea latrines are being replaced by
modern up to date communal conveniences. The results of notices and veibal
directions- in causing householders to provide sanitary conveniences were
satisfactory. See paragraph under- that"'hading. The experimental bore-hIOM
communal, latrine put down at Clare Valley proved a failure and was. replaced in
December by a pit, the same units and superstructure being re-used. The cost was
met from funds of the P.H.E.U.
The communal latrine at Troumaca was removed to a new pit while minor
repairs were done to those at Richmond Hill, Sion Hill, Paget Farm, Troumaca,
Vermont and Ne-wtown.
Scavenging. The removal of house and trade refuse in the town of Kingstown
was carried out satisfactorily throughout the year. After years of asking the
department was supplied with a rnLQtaf j lryi garMge va n M"This' I~istep forward
and allows of reimovarof any type of refute *~ th.tl a imum of nuisance. From
January of this year the scavu igf T ij, 'maI 1 wns ws.handed-.ver- to the
Town Boards. ThS..st,.iuek muh-4-be'-deploedTs work of this nature should
always 'i' carried out under tesupervitig~ of trailed personnel. During the year
1642 loads (approximately e,468 tons) of refuse were removed from Kingst-:3-n
The greater portion was deastryed-by-4incneeration while the incmrbusti'b::, matter
was either buried or lightered out to sea.
Th,' nev Kingstown water supply gave a more or less continuous supply with
minor inte~pIptions occasioned by broken pain lines during the rainy season. The
Water Engieer should be complimented iJ r the speed with which these breaks
were reme ed and the supply restored to the public use. During the year
extensions 'were made to the villages of Fairburn Pasture, Belair, Arnos Vale,
Villa, Prospect and the Small Town of Calliaqua. The several small rural water
supplies-protected springs and wells were satisfactorily maintained throughout
tCMf ar. In a iev i'fistafl~~binme of these supplies were chlorinated.
;Cleoarce of Bush.
Six hundred and seventy .premises were cleared of bush, 227 trees cut down
and 8 5 trees trimmed.
An intensive campaign against rats was commenced at the beginning of the
year. During the year 1951 traps were set and 475 rats caught; 2746 baits were
laid and 967 rats poisoned--a total of 1451 rats killed. It is well for the public to
realise that apart from the loss of foodstuff and clothing caused by rats, the rat
may also be incriminated in the spread of not only the well known plague (by the
intermediary Rat flea Xenopsylla cheopis), but other diseases.
During the year 29,811 inspections were made, 325 Statutory Notices were
served and 130 complied with; 141 Intimation notices were served and 57 complied
with, while of the 10548 verbal directions given 7513 were complied with. As a
result of these notices and verbal directions the following works were carried out:-
Yards paved 2
Yard pavements repaired 8
Yards cleaned 2466
Yards filled in 67
Drains constructed 81
Washing troughs cleaned 3
Sinks repaired 3
Sinks cleaned 7
Sinks constructed 9
Gullies cleaned 18
Lavatories cleaned 4
:Platforms cleaned 19
Sewer basins installed 16
Sewer basins repaired 21
New privies built 464
Privies repaired 517
Privies made fly-proof 258
Cesspits repaired 18
Urinals cleaned 6
Accumulation of manure removed 995
Cesspits oiled 343
Rat holes stopped 7
Barracks repaired 2
Trees cut down 227
Trees trimmed 825
Flush tanks installed 17
Flush tanks repaired 2
Sanitary dustbins provided 81
Dustbins repaired 4
Dustbins cleaned and disinfected 1
Uncovered dustbins covered 18
Drains repaired 55
Dr:. ms cleared 441
Kitchens repaired 25
Houses ventilated 17
Roofs closeboarded 67
,Retail shops painted 124
Premises cleared of bush
Spirit shops painted
Fry shops painted
Aerated Water Factories scrubbed
Spirit shops scrubbed
Bread carts painted
Concrete floor of retail shops
Concrete floor of Bakehouses
Concrete floor of Parlours
Concrete floor of cowsheds
Concrete floor of stables repaired
Retail shops cobwebbed
Cook shops cobwebbed
Spirit shops cobwebbed
Provision stores cobwebbed
Retail shops scrubbed
Cook shops scrubbed
Barber shops scrubbed
Cesspits oiled and disinfected for Enteric Fever
Aerated Water Factories limewashed
Retail Shops limewashed 20
Fry Shops limewashed 4
Current disinfection for Tuberculosis 9
t Enteric 2
Terminal Tuberculosis 26
SI Enteric 26
Disinfestation of premises 20
The school latrines of the colony were maintained at a satisfactory standard
throughout the year.
The latrines at the Lowmans, New Grounds, Fancy, Dicksons and South River
schools were removed to new pits and major repairs carried out to the
superstructures. The seating accommodation at the South Rivers school was
increased. Repairs were also carried out at the Roman Catholic School, Kingstown,
the Anglican School, Kingstown, the Gomea Methodist school, the Belair Anglican
school, Stubbs Government, the Colonarie Roman Catholic schools, the Georgetown
(Teachers Centre), Calliaqua Government, the Dorsetshire Hill and Lowmans
(Leeward) schools. The work at Fancy, Dicksons, South Rivers and Lowmans
-(Leeward) schools were carried out by the P.H.E.U. with funds from their
The Troumaca communal latrine was removed to a new pit and minor repairs
effected to the superstructure, while repairs were carried out to the buildings of the
Richmond Hill, Newtown, Slon Hill, Paget Farm and Vermont communal latrines.
The cost of living index at the end of January 1951 was 231 while the index at
December 1951 was 264 showing a rise of 33 points. The figure rose from 228 in
December 1950 to 231 in January 1951. It remained at 231 to the end of February
and then commenced to rise, continuing to do so making two jumps of 5 points in
the months of April to May and May to June.
The Agricultural industry and the Public Works Department continued to be
the chief source of employment during the year.
Approximately 5,000 unskilled workers were employed in the agricultural
industry on estates during the peak period of the year-December to May. The
number was, however, reduced by about 40% during the slack period-June to
November, when the harvesting and processing of the primary products had been
An average number of 175 artisans, 600 road workers and 100 water supply
workers obtained employment from the Public Works Department during the year.
Work on the Hydro-Electric project was also carried on during the year and an
.average number of 125 artisans and unskilled workers obtained employment from
The wage rates for agricultural workers were increased twice during the year
and were as follows at 31st December, 1951 :-Agricultural workers-male 854,
female 64( and Industrial workers-male $1.01 and female 800 per day for a day of
8 hours or its equivalent in piece work. These rates include a bonus of 331/3% on
the basic rates.
During the year 199 building applications were approved by the Department.
.From these proposals to build 128 houses were completed at the 31st December,
1951. For other building activities see report of the Central Housing and Planning
Regular meat inspection was continued at the Kingstown Abattoir throughout
the year and in rural districts as far as practicable. The Arnos Vale and Fountain
areas have now become a regular meat market, supplying a very heavy percentage
of purchasers from Kingstown. Meat Inspection is now carried out as routine work
in this area.
At the Kingstown Abattoir 837 Beef animals, 578 Pigs, 275 Goats and 257 Sheep
were examined. From these inspections one entire beef carcass and one pig
carcass were condemned, and several organs of a total weight of 7098 Ibs or 3 tons,
3 Cwt. 1 Qr. 1 Stone. A detailed report of meat inspection at the Kingstown
Abattoir is appended. Appendix A.
In the out districts 254 beef animals, 4 sheep, 9 goats and 186 pigs were
inspected. As a lasult of these inspections several organs were condemned as
unfit for human consumption.
Food in relation to Health.
Inspections,'of Grocery stores and Warehouses resulted in the following
articles being condemned as unfit for human consumption:-
26 cases Biscuits; 98 lbs. Lunch Tongue; 246 Ibs. Sausages; 792 lbs. Potatoes;
200 lbs. Prunes; 60 Ibs. Bacon; 3 cases Figs; 860 Ibs. Cheese; 11 cases Smoked
General measures to maintain the cleanliness of Food establishments were
carried out throughout the year. Food Vendors were required to be medically
*examined and registered with the Sanitary Authority as required by regulation,
and as a result of inspections and directions given to owners of Food Vending or
.Manufacturing establishments the following works were done :-
(a) Painte' : 124 retail shops; 54 spirit shops; 2 fry shops; 32 parlours; 1
restaurant; 3 hotels and 9 bread carts.
(b) Cobwebbed : 340 retail shops; 27 cook shops; 146 spirit shops; 148
parlours; 106 bakehouses; 30 provision stores; 10 cowsheds.
(c) Concrete floors repaired: 21 retail shops; 24 bakehouses; 7 parlours
and 15 cowsheds.
(d) Scrubbted : 101 aerated water factor'is; 177 retail shops; 85 spirit shops;
32 cook Phopia; 69 ;bakeh'oues; 101 p .:flc'irs; 13 restaurants and 9
c ) L .. acc' : ::': o::s; 4 i.-rated w-ater facto:rls; 2" retail shops
and 4 fry shops.
Milk Sampling The Milk Sanitary Inspector carried out testing of samples
throughout the year. 327 samples were taken and 272 tested (Babcock Test). Of
the 272 tested 116 fulfilled the Public Health requirement (3% fat). Vendors
whose samples fail to give the required reading of fat and solids not fat, are
usually warned on the first offence. It is however necessary to take legal action
.against those who persist in presenting milk which falls below the required
standard for sale. One of the aims of the department, apart from securing a
market milk of high nutritive quality, is the inculcation of clean methods of
production by dairymen. To this end the Inspector spends a good deal of his time
giving talks to members of the trade on methods of producing a clean milk. These
talks are usually modelled long these lines: (i) cleanliness and care of the cow,
(ii) cleanliness of the cow pe n, (iii) cleanliness of the milk utensils, (iv) cleanliness
and health of dairymen and (v) cleanliness in methods of distribution and sale of
milk. These efforts have not been without some effect.
Sixteen offenders for selling adulterated milk were prosecuted and 14 of these
cases were heard. Two cases were dismissed, 2 cases withdrawn and convictions
were obtained in 10 cases. Fines amounting to $24.00 were imposed.
It is hoped to add to our routine work as soon as the indent for apparatus now
outstanding is filled, the Methyline Blue test. The department will then be able
to ascertain not only the nutritive value, fats etc, but will also be able to give a
:fairly reliable idea of its cleanliness from the bacterial count obtained. This
would be taking us another step closer to a safe milk supply. A detailed report of
milk inspection is appended. Appendix B.
Prosecutions Seventy-four cases for various breaches of the Public Health
Regulations were entered and 66 convictions were obtained. Two defendants were
given time to comply and 6 cases adjourned as at 31st December, 1951.
Measures taken to spread the knowledge of Hygiene and Sanitation.
Sanitary Inspectors, Health Visitors and District Nurse-Midwives gave talks to
.householders on health matters in the course of their visits. These talks cover a
wide range of subjects ranging from Personal Hygiene, Housing and Nutrition to
preventive measures against specific infectious diseases; while advice was given to
expectant mothers on ante-natal, and natal and post natal clinics at the Belair
Health Centre and the Kingstown Day Nursery during the year. It is with regret
that at the moment of writing it is learnt that it has been decided to close down
the Centre at Belair. This institution while not apparently bearing revenue at the
moment, was well on the way to pay great dividends in man hours and increased
productivity in the not very distant future.
VII. PREVENTIVE AND SOCIAL MEDICINE.
The BELAIR HEALTH CENTRE continued to be the centre of Public Health
activities. During the year these activities were extended to the visiting districts
of Chateaubelair, Layou and Camden Park in addition to the previously existing
districts of Calliaqua, Mesopotamia, Stubbs and Georgetown.
The two Sanitary Inspectors and one of the two Public Health Nurses, who
after training at the Belair Health Centre, were sent to Jamaica for the R.S.I.
,course, were successful in obtaining their certificates.
The following activities were carried out during the year:
(a) Ante-Natal clinics with 761 attendances and 206 new cases.
(b) Post partum atttedance-146 cases.
(e) Child-Welfar.-351 attendances with 75 new cases.
(d) Pre-School-237 attendances with 31 new cases.
(e) School Clinic-177. attendances.
(f) Home Visiting-
1. To Infants 720
ii. To ante-natal Cases 800
iii. To Post Natal 230
iv. To Toddlers 600
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEERING UNIT ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1951.
For the entire year we propose to review, our Unit, in addition to carrying out
her own jobs, has been engaged in a programme of work for Government
Departments, Village Councils, Town Boards, Red Cross Society, Sugar Welfare
Committee and the Central Housing & Planning Authority. With some pride, we
can record that our work, assistance and technical advice given have always been
appreciated. The various jobs undertaken were all completed to the satisfaction
of the department concerned. Another feature during 1951, was that we were
able to so arrange our programme, that throughout the entire year a Public Health
Improvement job was in progress.
The Unit continued to be controlled by two officers on Contract, viz., The
Engineering Assistant and Field Technician. The Engineering Assistant's contract
was again renewed for another period of three years. The Field Technician
completed one year's service with the Unit on the 1st February, 1951.
Vacation leave was not taken by any of the staff during the year.
The financing of our Unit was taken care of by two Schemes, viz., D 1282 and
D 1427. There was necessity for variation in both Schemes, more so in D 1427 due
to urgent jobs that were not on our programme and the increase cost of labour,
materials and transportation.
Scheme D. 1282.
This Schapne gopprises Personal Emoluments of $3345.00 and QlIer S chargess
Amouiiting to $235.C. Under eitherr' COarges our expenditurewas $2550.q6.
lighes e'xpepses incurred under this 1 ea!0 weie .for the operating and
maintenance of our truck 'which is now getting old and constantly in need of
repairs. It can well be said that this vehicle has stood the test. The privilege of
having our own vehicle for transporting staff, employees and materials has.
considerably reduced the overall cost of all our jobs.
Scheme D 1427.
This Scheme with $3264.00 for Public Health Improvement work had to be
supplemented with an additional amount of $5716.00 to carry out many urgent jobs.
for which provision was not made in our original estimate. The total amount of
$74.6~.U0 was expended on Drainage, Public Baths, School Latrines and Private
At the end of the year under review we had to. our credit.at the Local Treasury
$392-45 under Private Latrine Programme Suspense Account. This amount
represents only the actual cash collected c account of Concrete Units sold on the
easy payment plan.
ACTIVITIES OF THE UNIT.
The Unit has again, fon another year, been able to maintain its aims and
objects relative to the Public Health Improvement in the Island. Under the
following Heads we report in detail our accomplishments.
2. School Latrines.
3. Latrines for Public Buildings.
4. Public Baths.
5k D- PrDq ...
6. -Public Buildings-.
8. Private Latrine Programme.
10, Refuse Disposal.
11. Central Housing & Planning Authority.
12. Landcrete Machine.
14. Office Duties.
Opportunity was taken when the pit for this latrine was filled to remove the
building to a new site. Another pit was dug and the old seats (wood) and floor
replaced with our Standard Pre-cast Units. Repairs to the wooden superstructure
and roof vere effected and new hooks supplied to all the doors. The accommodation
-of three seats each for men and women was not increased. The completed cost of
this 4eb was $306-00 which includes the-cost 'of Units supplied.
After two reconnaissance surveys to obtain a latilne white "6n land ended
without success, we were compelled,, due %o the very insanitary and dangerous
condition of the sea latrine, to carry out extensive repairs to the jetty approach
and the entire building. The completed cost of this joblwas $410.28.'
Community Hall-Mt. Bentinck.
.For- this Hall, which 'i situated on the'`Mt: Beiitibk clk o'uiiig Scheme, a two
unit pit latrine was Idid (c:wn, one each for; men and women. A prefabricated
wooden superstructure of foreign lumber was erected over the pit. Total cbst
Kingstown Dump and Incinerator.
During the year 1949 it was found necessary to build a latrine for the employees
on thi''compound. At the time we carried out an experiment by building the
supersfrubture of Landcrete Blocks instead of lumber. In November 1951, having
to re-site this latrine we discovered that our success in striking a low cost latrine
superstructure was not economical when pits got filled and structures had to be
removed. It is concluded that labour and material cost on the removal of wooden
latrines are more economical than Landcrete Blocks.
A wooden superstructure over a new pit and standard pre-cast unit Is now
built-at a cost of $79.22.
Latrine Unit Factory.
Due to the closing down of the Public Latrine nearby we were forced to erect
a one unit pit latrine for employees at this factory. All salvage materials were
used. Total cost to us was $23.34.
The experimental four Unit Bore Hole type of latrine, with a fluctuating
water table, laid down in 1950, had to be condemned because of pit being filled to
capacity. There was conclusive proof that these holes were overworked. The
existing wooden superstructure and pre-cast units are now placed over a pit type
of latrine with base walls 2' 6" above ground level. Completed cost was $185.84.
Recommendations for siting a pit latrine to replace the existing sea-latrine
was prepared and submitted to Government on behalf of the Town Board.
Dixon Methodist School.
Due to the filling of the three unit pit latrine, we removed the building to a
new site. Existing wooden seats and floor were replaced with our standard
pre-cast units and extensive repairs were effected to the wooden superstructure.
The position of this latrine necessitated our building a screen of galvanize dsetl.
The total cost was $300.00 including Units and T Beams.
South River School.
Due to the general bad condition and inadequacy of the seating accommodation
and the pit being filled, it was necessary for us to give this school latrine our urgent
attention. We increased the capacity from three to eight seats and replaced the
rotten floor and wood seats with our standard pre-cast units. We now have at this
school two independent wooden pre-fabricated buildings over pits with solid base
walls of stone. A few galvanize sheets were all that could have been salvaged from
the old building. Total cost $600.00.
This school latrine with a seating capacity for three was removed to a new site
over a stone lined pit. The general condition of the wooden superstructure was
good; only a few galvanize sheets were replaced. Total cost was $76.00.
Bequia School. (Grenadines).
Due to storm water damage to both latrine buildings, comprising 7 and 6 seats
respectively, we undertook to remove and re-erect both buildings to a new site over
concrete lined pits. It was also necessary to replace a number of broken units.
This job was completed for $465.00.
Seventh Day Adventist School (Bequia).
At the request of Pastor Carrington of the above Church, we supplied for this
school two pre-cast units and advised on the opening of the pit and the laying down
of the slab and also on the erection of the wooden superstructure.
Lowmans Anglican School.
Minor repairs to this school latrine were carried out.
LAT-INES FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS.
Agricultural Oficers Quarters. (Bequfa).
At the request of the Public Works Department we completed the construction
of a pit latrine and supplied the necessary unit for this building.
Sanitary Inspectors Quarters (Belair).
A one unit pit latrine was constructed for this building.
For the use of the employees during the construction of this hostel, two units
were supplied. The Public Works Department erected the superstructure and
opened the pits.
This bath, already reported on in 1950., the first of its kind in St. Vincent, was.
completed on the 20th January, 1951. During the said month the keys were handed
over to the local Town Board who have assumed the control, care and maintenance
of the building. Our observations and reports received during the year, speak
well of the good use being made of this building by the general public and school
Completed cost was $864.00.
The construction of a six cubicle bath room for this village was commenced
late in 1053 and completed on the 15th March, 1951. Soon after, the keys were
handed' over to the Village Council who assumed the general control and
maintenance of the building. Work on this job was severely handicapped and
progress slowed down due to our not being able to obtain reasonable charges for
local materials and transportation. The completed cost, which included painting,
was $756.00-an amount close to the figure of that at Barrouallie, though smaller
by two cubicles.
For this Town a six cubicle bath was erected of the same design as that of
Barrouallie and Troumaca. The completed construction cost was $913.00. Actually,
the building has cost us less than the other two, because the figure includes the
laying down of a waste water,drain 130 feet long which was absolutely necessary.
This reduced cost was mainly due to transportation charges being less and the gift;
of sonmeanaterlals by the Local Town Board, who have assumed the control, care
and maintenance of the building.
Pauls Lot Retef Drain.
This relief drain which was under construction by the Town Board, according-
to our'i lans and bhder our supervision, since November, 1951, was continued during
the year under review. The main storm water drain is now complete, but there is.
still some work to be done on a few lateral drains. Filling of the swamp is-
continuing quite satisfactorily.
Ashton Villagc-Union Island.
At Union Island a lar.e storm water earthen drain situated at the entrance of
the Ashton Village has been a sanitary nuisance and the cause of a good deal of
inconvenience for many years. We undertook the job for relieving this nuisance,
and towards the end of the year 1951, what was once a breeding ground for
mosquitoes and a refuse dump for villagers, was changed to a modern storjn water
drain with a dry weather flow, paved bottom anad stone walls.
For the period, which includes many non-working days, due to shortage of
materials, we were able to complete straightening, paving and building the side
walls of 350 feet of this drain, the average cross-sectional area being 27 sq. ft.
Cost of filling and preparing the bottom was very high, due to the many large
depressions and swampy nature of the soil. Transportation charges also claimed
a tidy sum. At the close of the year we had spent approximately $3000.00 for
materials, tools, labour and transportation.
One hundred and thirty feet of roadside drain using Newbold inverts, had to
be laid down for taking off the waste water from the Public Bath. The actual cost
of this job is included in the construction cost of the Public Bath.
Community Hall--Mt. Bentinck.
At the request of the Committee that control the Sugar Industry Labour
Welfare Fund, we undertook the job of building a Hall for the people of Mt.
Bentinck and other sugar areas. For the opening day, sometime in December,
1951, we were able to complete the building and greater part of the furniture and
The building measures 50' x 30' and is built of Landcrete blocks and stone
columns. All wood work is of local lumber, save for doors and stage. The cost
of this building including furniture and fittings is near the figure of $4500.00.
Red Cross Hut.
For the Red Cross Society of the Island, our Unit erected a Landcrete Block
Building situated at Victoria Park, Kingstown. This structure displays another
fitting example of the use of this type of block for building purposes. Preparation
of furniture and fittings for the building were also taken care of by our Unit.
Layou Town Office and Library.
On this occasion, for the Local Town Board, we once again had the opportunity
of displaying the use of Landcrete Blocks in the erection of a Town Office and
Library. The building measures 24' x 15' and was estimated to cost $860.00. Actual
figures are not to hand as the Town Board supplied all the materials required.
LATRINE UNIT FACTORY.
The shortage of materials interferred with the regular operation of this
factory during the year. However, we were able to meet our demands and the
requirements of all Government Departments and private individuals. Very early
in the year we were forced to give up part of our factory building to the Public
Works Department. This change called for our remodelling the roof and carrying
out extensive repairs to the portion allocated to us. For the Central Housing and
Planning Authority we made three wooden forms for casting concrete street sign
posts and as in the past we continue to make concrete mounds for the Authority
and the Surveys Department.
The work at the factory can be determined by the following production figures.
The term Concrete Unit represents one Box Seat, one Foot Plate and one Rabbit
Plate, scld for $3.0-. Whenever the term is used in relation to schools and public
buildings it incltudce 2 T" Beams, then sold for $9.00.
Production Box Seats Rabbit Foot "T" Inverts Z, Sign
Plates Plates Beams Poets
1S50 90 66 50 -
1951 Production 88 96 119 56 75- 16
TOTALS 178 162 189 56 75 1s
31st December ....
1951 ...... 30 6 23 1 -
Private Latrine Programme ...... 71 Units.
C. H. & P.A. ...... .... .. 33 "
Public & School Latrines ..... 30
Public Buildings ...... ...... ...... 4
Total ..... 138 "
Note: Allowances must be made for breakages during casting and
transporting to site.
PRIVATE LATRINE PROGRAMME.
This Programme, though one of the ike:y objectives of the Unit, did not get the
full support it deserved from the staff. This was mainly due to both Engineering
Assistant and Field Technician being engaged otherwise. With the help of the
Sanitary i,-spectors of the Districts. and the little that we wvre arble to do, the
folcP-,;: number of installations were m-ade :-
Bequia ...... ...... ...... ...... ..... ...... 4 Complete Units
Layou ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 11
Calliaqua ...... ...... ...... ...... 2
Brighton ...... ...... ...... .... ..... 26
Kingstown & Suburbs ...... ...... ...... 21
Belair .. ....... ... ... 7
Under this Head we wish to include the following number of installations.made
for the Central Housing and Planning Authority.
Camden Park Housing Scheme ... .... 4 Complete Units
Enhams Housing Scheme ..... ...... ..... 3
Mt. Bentinck Housing. Scheme ...... ..... 26 "
So as to prepare a drainage scheme for Brighton, a topographical survey of
the village was completed and .plans prepared. We hope during 1952 to put into
effect our recommendations on this scheme.
Ashton (Union Island).
Before the work on the Ashton Drainage Scheme, already referred to, was
started, a survey was made of the area affected and plans and profiles prepared.
For the Central Housing and Planning Authority a survey of a Housing Layout
for Camden Park Village was completed. A total of 75 lots with an average area
of 3770 sq. ft. were obtained. Access to all lots are by laid out roads 18 feet wide.
Topographical and ltayout plans were prepared, submitted and accepted.
Mt. Bcntinck Housing Scheme.
At the request of the Central Houasig and Planning Authority a portion of
land ni.asuring 3 acres 17 poles was laid out into 39 house lots with an average
area of 3010 sq. ft. Approximately 500 feet of roadway give access to lots laid out.
From the same area. a portion of land was reserved for the Community Hall,
erection of which is already mentioned in another part of this report.
Enhams Housing Scheme.
A portion of land which was original laid out and reserved for a Community
Hall was surveyed and laid out in three house lots. The necessary plan was
prepared and submitted.
Montrose Housing tAift e.
At the request of the Ce*ial Houshig and Planning Authority, a portion of
la Qdn, say l.eietpm.9wn as Gibqon, was laid out In three house lots.
P ^pegfggpsed.pd qubmitted.
.y ei4te .gi IAa d -l s.1,djoining the Dasent Cottage Housing Scheme was.
started but not completed.
After extensive repairs to the Incineratqr at this Town was completed, this-
unit was brought back to service after being shut down for a long period. Cost of
For the sum of $79.22 we built and installed a new chimney for the Kingstown
CENTRAL HOUSING AND PLANNING AUTHORITY.
Our Unit for another year found the time to assist the Authority in the
development of their various Housing Schemes. Viz. Mt. Bentinck-Langley Park,
Enhams, Montrose, Dasent Cottage, Camden Park, Chester Cottage, and
Chateaubelair. Included among the various jobs carried out, we have been able to
give technical advice, prepare estimates, carry out house surveys, construct drains,
retaining walls, locate boundaries, lay down culverts, install Latrine Units, cast
and erect street sign posts and construct roads.
Our Unit continues to supervise the operation of this machine for the Central
Housing and Planning Authority. For the year under review we produced blocks
for the erection of the following buildings :-
I. Red Cross Meeting Room-Kingstown.
II. Community Hall-Mt. Bentinek.
III. Town Office and Library-Layou.
IV. Dwelling Houses-Camden Park (4).
The Public Health Engineering Unit truck continues to furnish the
transportation for staff and materials. Tle running'd id maintenance cost has
been extremely high. We have had occasion-to garage this vehicle for repairs
twice. during the year. Every effd t is beihg made to keep this means of
transportation on the road because of the savings effected.
With the limited staff of two we have had to sacrifice many off duty hours to
be able to prepare reports, estimates, and obtain information required for various
departments. This has been mainly due to tie heavy demand for field hours..
Many a month we have had to apologise for not been able to complete reports in
time and submit information promptly.
In conclusion, the staff wish to express their thanks to the Senior Medical
Officer, the Sanitary Superintendent, the Secretary, Central Housing and Planning
Authority, and the Superintendent of Public Works Department and to all others
who have assisted them in the discharge of their duties and the Unit as a whole.
We trust that our work has been appreciated and wish again to offer the
services of the Unit and its staff to the general public and all Government
B. R. NEEHALL,
Engineering Assistant, P.H.E.U.
9th April, 1952.
IX. HOSPITALS AND DISPENSARIES.
THE COLONIAL HOSPITAL.
The Colonial Hospital with accommodation of 120 beds had a daily average in
.1051 of 120. The Extension Hospital was maintained at Amos Vale throughout
the ~ear. Arrangements -for its removal to a more suitable site have not yet been
Males Females Total
Number of in-patients remaining from 1950
admitted during 1951
S" remaining on 31st Decem-
Average daily number of in-patients during the
49 44 93
Total Number of Cases (7 sets of Twins) 524
.Babies born alive 472
Still Births 30
Antc-partum Eclampsia 3
Post-partum Eclampsia 1
Premature Births 8
Forceps Delivery 4
Caesarean Ecction 6
Retained Placenta 10
Puerperal Sepsis 1
Ante-partum Haemorrhage 6
Pc.st-partum Haemorrhage 2
Placenta Praevia 3
CLASSIFICATION OF SURGICAL OPERATIONS PERFORMED AT THE
COLONIAL HOSPITAL DURING THE YEAR 1951.
ABDOMINAL & GYNAeCOLOGICAL.
Obstetric-Version, Forceps, etc.
.Dilatation & Curettage
.Hernia & Hydrocele
Dilatations of Urethral Stricture
r'iactures and Dislocations
S.I. Joint, Removal of Meniscus
Meibomian Cyst, Pterygiuns, etc 26
Eaucleation of Eye 7
EXCISIoN OF TUMOURS.
Tonsils & Adenoids 23
:rcji:on of Abscesses, Whitlow,
A,/u-1con of Toenail, Curettage,
Removal of Foreign Body 19
TOTAL :- 1,092
RADIOLOGICAL CLINIC, 1951.
There were no changes in the staff of the Department during 1951, the
Technician-in-Charge continuing to act as Radiographer, and the old arrangement
still remaining whereby a nurse from Operating theatre is posted on part time
.duty The need is steadily growing, however, and it will soon become a necessity
for a nritse, trained in dark-room work, to be on whole time duty, especially with
the large amount of chest radiography envisaged for the coming year.
There was a general increase in the number of cases handled and in the
number of films taken, a total of 1122 examinations being done on the 1116 patients
who attended the clinic during the year necessitating the use of 1436 films of
various sizes, as compared with 910 examinations and 1307 films in 1950 and 570
examinations and 763 films in 1949.
The above figures do not give a correct indication of the increased demand on
the department however, as there was a shortage of films during the latter half of
the year and much work (especially chests) remained undone at the end of the
Some broncography was done, but the type of work carried out was largely the
same as that of previous year.
No flouroscopy was done (although there was need for some) as the present
condition of the machine did not warrant its use for this purpose.
A classified summary of the work done and films taken during the year is
.shown in the following tables.
CLASSIFIED SUMMARY OF EXAMINATIONS DONE DURING 1951.
Part Examined No. of Part Examined No. of
Skull 89 Shoulders & Clavicle 33
Chest 478 Ribs (Lower) 6
G.I. Series 31 Lrinary Tract 7
Abdomen (Pregnancies, etc.) 19 Dentals 12
.Spine 52 Miscellaneous 9
Pelvis & Hips 42
Extremities :-Upper 181 Total:- 1122
CLASSIFIED SUMMARY OF FILM USED DURING 1951.
Size of films. Number used. Size of films Number used.
15" X 12" 385 8'/2" x 6V2" 299
12" X 10" 627 Dentals 64
10" X 8" 161 Total:- 1486
Training of Local Medical and Health Personnel.
Nurses-27 Probationer Nurses were in training during the year.
Midwives-9 Midwives took examination in 1951.
Dispensers-4 Dispensers were undergoing a three-year course during the year.
A total of 1205 patients attended the dental clinic and 3645 extractions were done.
LABORATORY, COLONIAL HOSPITAL, 195L
The year 1951 again saw changes in the Laboratory staff, and although three
technicians in all were taken on during the year the Technician in Charge
remained the only trained technician at the Laboratory for most of the year. At
the commencement of the year there were only two technicians to cope with the
ever increasing work of the Department. Towards the middle of April Mr. Conrad
Adams who had no previous experience in Laboratory work, was transferred from
Government Office to take the place left vacant by the resignation of Mr. Richard
John. Some time in August Mr. Iton, who was awarded a scholarship, was granted
leave paior to his departure for Jamaica. In October Messrs. John Prince and
Charles Balcombe were appointed on probation. Mr. Prince had some previous
knowledge of Laboratory work. Mr. Balcombe however had none and was taken on
as Student Technician.
At the end of the ye.ar, therefore, the Laboratory was staffed as follows :-One
Tchbniclan-in-Charge, two Assistant technicians, a Student and a Laboratory
In January Dr. Lamb, Government Pathologist, Trinidad, paid an offcial.vigt
to the Laboratory and much benefit was derived from this visit. Besides the
installation of a Halometer for the estimation of cell sizes, he also gave much
instruction to the sta-ffand offerlW pa4ny valuable suggestions as ato how' tle
efficiency of the Laboratpry could be s-epped, up.
Mr. Iton was to latetgone,,tofrinidad to complete his training under Dr..
Lamb's tuition, especially in Malaria and Bacteriological work for which no
fagaiitiqs .existed. at this Laboratory. However, upon his .being awarded a
scholarship, Mr. Adams was preferred. Soon after his return to Trinidad Dr. Lamb
wept on logg leave, tlus it was not possible for Mr. Adams to go to Trinidad this,
year; it is hoped though that next year when other arrangements are made that he
will.be able to proceed to Trinidad for the completion of his training.
There was again,an increase in the work done and especially in the first half
of the year the inciase was sp rapid as to make it impossible for the existing staff
to meet all the demands of it. The rate of increase, however, fell off towards the
end of the year. A total of 7459 specimens were examined as compared with 5417 in
1950 and 3587 in 1949.
The type of work was much the same as the previous year, and new tests
included the Halometer determination of cell sizes. The Victoria Blue test as a
screen test was also tried. Blood films were examined for abnormal cells and some
aickle cells were found; some cases of Microfilaria were also detected (not included
in classified summary).
Examination of Faeces for intestinal flagellates and anal smears for
threadworms were also carried out.
Pathological fluid from the operating theatre was examined for organisms etc.,
and skin scrapings were examined for fungus infection and also pus for
Altogether the year was a full one at the Laboratory and much-useful and
successful work was carried out.
A tabulated-sinatry ef-the eaxninations done is attached.
CLASSIFICATION OF EXAMINATIONS DONE AT THE LABORATORY
7 No. of
Nature of Specimen Cases Positivea Negative Doubtful
Blood Sedimentation rate 620
Total cell counts S
Differential sell counts 68
Platelet counts -
Cell size 289
Plasmodia 40 1 M
Widal 36 6 a
Glucose tolerance Tests & Blood
Blood Ureas 29
Other Chemical Examinations 2
Miscellaneous Examinations on
S T S (Kahn's) 2391 857 1270 23
FAbCES 753 M8
Ova-of Ankylostoma Duodenale -ii 68
Ova and larvae of Strongyleldes
Ova of Ascaris Lumbricoldes 61
Ova of Trichurls 74
Mixed Helminthis infections 91
Entamoeba, Cysts etc. 11 8
Chemical Examinations on
Other Examinations on Faeces.-. 2
SMEARS .- 31
For Neisseria Gonorrhoea ...... 23 1. 22
For Mycobacterium Leprae ...... 8 2 6
SPrrTr .... 126
For Mycobacterium Tuberculosis 126 19 107
CEREBROSPINAL FlUID 14 ...
Cell counts 1
Chemical .. 1
Miscellaneous ... 12
ANNUAL RETURNS OF MEAT INSPECTION CONDUCTED AT THE KINGSTOWN ABATTOIR DURING
1ST JANUARY TO 31ST DECEMBER 1951.
REMARKS XBIPiNG OTHER
Parasitic Q gler Approalt, CSASES
Animals Totals Tuberculosis I Total
Infection Cuses Weiglht,
BEEF ANIMALS ...... 837
Heads (Tongues) 3 0 0 3 6 lbs. Abscesses,
Hearts ...... ...... 837 0 0 0 0 "
Lungs ...... ......1674 155 16 34 1537 Bloody aspiration, Pus.
Livers ..... 837i 54 ., 1 13 816 Angiomatosis, Abscesses.
Kidneys .. .... 1674 86 0 30 ilir Infarcts, HIydro-aephrosis.
Udders .... 0 0 3 14 Multiple Abscesses.
Intestines 0 0 0 140 "
Other Portions .. 0 0 hocks 40 ." Primary inflammation.
Whole CarcasseaL 0 1 0 504
PMas --. 578 ,
reads 578 0 5 0 5 "
Hearts 518 0 0 2 2 Adhesion (suppuartlve)
Lungs 1156 1010 36; 114 23808 E iumonic pus.
Lives 578 327 0 91 83: Amyloid &-Flatty- generation.
Kidneys 156 648 0 112 190 Nephrtke.
Intestines 1- 16 1, 0 ."
Quarters 2 0. 0 32
Other Portions 0 0, hock Primary inflammation.
Whole Carca-m... 1 1 0 240
Heads 275 0 0 0 -
Hearts 275 0 0 0 -
Lungq 550 16 0 4 30 Bloody aspiration.
Livers 275 27 0 0 -
Othei'Pbrtions .... 0 0 shoulder 3 Bloody infiltration.
Heads, ... 257 0 0 0 -
Hearts .... .. 257 0 0 0 -
Lungs .... ... 514 18 0 8 39 Abscesses, Bloody aspiration.
Livers ...... ... 257 83 0 3 128 Abscesses.
Kidneys ...... 514 8 0 2 1 Nephritis.
S098 lbs. or 3 tons. 3 cwt. 1 qr. I stone.
The recent outbreak of Swine Fever was responsible for the reduced number of
Pigs slaughtered. It may be accountable too, for the rapid increase in prices
to-day to recover some of the loss sustained. It is therefore requisite that in the
continued abeance of facilities for the conversion of condemned carcasses or
portions-of carcasses into u-eful by-products, or the assurance that condemned
meat doled out as 'dog feed' will not turn up in a consumer's dish, rigid meat
inspection and wholesale destruction of all condemned stuff be adhered to to
ensure the consumer his money's worth, and the food value according to the
SUMMARY OF MONTHLY REPORTS ON MILK INSPECTION FOR THE
Milk Vendors utensils inspected
Milk Shops inspected
New pails provided
Samples fulfilling Public Health
Vendors spoken to
Milkers spoken to
Producers given talks
Vendors informed about badges
Medical Certificates provided
Pails with taps
Covers provided to pails
16 cases were entered, 14 heard, 2 dismissed, 2 withdrawn, 10 convictions were
secured. Fines amounting to $24.00 were imposed.
Classification of Diseases and Deaths for the year 1951 in the Colony as compiled from
Medical Officers monthly returns.
Intermediate Detailed N of INo. ofmar
List Number. List Numbers. CC.eases. Deaths. ema
Tllub, rcai sis '-f ro1 piratl'ry sy'st-tn .
T'1bereui sis ,f meniingos at'l central
Tuberculosis of intestines, periteneuni
and mesenteric glands
Tuberculosis of bones and joints.
Tuberculosis, all other forms
General paralysis of insane
All other syphilis
Schistosomiasis vesical (S.haematobium)
Schistosomiasis intestinal (S.Mansoni)
Schistosomiasis pulmonary (S.japoni-
Other and unspecified schistosomiasis ..
Tapeworm (infestation) and other ces-
Guinea worm (dracunculosis) .
Other diseases due to helminths .. 1,359
Carried Forward W 8,761
Pat'atyphoid fever and other Salmo-
Brucellosis undulantt fever)
Other unspecified forms of dysentery ..
StrHptococcal sore throat
Septicemia and pysmia
A cute poliomyelitis
Acute infectious encephalitis
Late effects of acute poliomyelitis and
acute infectious encephalitis
Louse-borne epidemic typhus
Flea-borne endemic typhus (murine)
Tick-borne epidemic typhus
Other and unspecified typhus
Vivax malaria (benign. tertian)
Malarise malaria (quartan)
Falciparum malaria (malignant tertian)
Other and unspecified forms of malaria
A 36 (a)
A 37 (a)
A 38 (a)
A 40 (a)
A 42 (a)
A 43 (a)
thio' allergic disoders, endocrine,
etaiibic and blood diseases.
oi, otr. a
134, 1 6-138
M;: : m1i isoi der.s o!' ,,r-
ncy .. 19 1
Carried Forward ...... 11,755 131
No. of Rn
i 1 .. . ,
,)i,\m p.n,., u1niii i ; i l crelni ,
1r-.ixfl1 Jiiri., il .lin;l e, v/ 1, e !O i
Other and unspecified venereal disensecs
Food poisoning infection and intoxica-
Other and unspecified Trypanosomissis
Alliother diseases classified as infective
Malignant neoplasm ofQbuccal cavity
Malignant neoplasm of esophagus
Malignant neoplasm of stomach
Malignant neoplasm of intestine, except
Malignant neoplasm of rectum
Malignant neoplasm of larynx
Malignant neoplasm of trachea, and of
bronchus and lung not specified as
Malignant neoplasm of breast
Malignant neoplasm of cervix uteii
Malignant neoplasm of other and un-
specified parts of uterus
Malignant neoplasm of prostate
Malignant neoplasm of skin
Maliagnant neoplasm of bono and con-
Mali._nnIt, neoplasm of all other and
Leulkmaila anmd aleukimnmia
Lyvmplhislrcona a!:d other neoplasms of
lymphatic and hamnitopoietie system
Benign neoplasuis and neoplasms of
Tliyrotoxicosis with or without goiter
Othilr fltricwney states
Pernicious and other hyperclhomic
Iron deficiency aninmias (hypochromic)
Othr specifioel and unspecified anninias
A 64 (a)
A 65 (a)
A 66 (a)
---r -- I I
A 98 (a)
A 104 (a)
Cause Grcups. of
Brought for warl.
Vascular lesions affecting central ner-
Inflammatory diseases of eye
Otitis media and mastoiditis
Other inflammatory diseases of ear
All other diseases and conditions of eye
All other diseases of the nervous sys-
tem and sense organs. ..
Rheumatic fever ..
Chronic rheumatic heart disease .,
Arteriosclerotic and degenerative heart
Other diseases of heart
Hypertension with heart disease
Hypertension without mention of heart
Diseases of arteries ..
Other diseases of circulatory system .
Acute upper respiratory infections
I'siniary atypical, other and unspecified
Acute bronchitis ..
Bronchitis, chronic an'd unqualified
Hypertrophy of tonsils and adenoids .
Emp-liyom anid ihscess of luiing
All otheI respiratory diseases
All other lisaseaes of teeth and support-
Ulcer of stomach
Ulcer of duodenum
Gastritis and duodenitis
Intestinal obstruction and hernia
Gastro-enteritis and cotitis between 4
weeks and 2 years. ..
Gastro-enteritis and colitis, ages 2
years and over. .
Chronic enteritis and ulcerative colitis
Cirrhosis of liver .
Cholelithiasis and cholecystitis
Other diseases of digestive system
Chronic, other and unspecified nephritis
Infections of kidney
Calculi of urinary system
Hyyerplasia of prostate
Diseas-s of breast
Disorders of menstruation
All other diseases of the genito-urinary
Iai'e Fow d 23,882 466
Carried Forward ......
Sepsis otf pregnancy, childbirth and the
Toxaemias of pregnancy and the puer-
llhiemrrhage of pregnancy and child-
Abortion without mention of sepsis or
Aboition with sepsis
Other complications of pregnancy, child-
lirth and the puerperium
Delivery without complications ..
In'ectioiis of skin and uIbcutanreoits
Art hritis and spondylilis .
Miius-utlair rheumatism and rheumnatisnm,
Osteoniyiliti:- and periostitis
Ankylo:is and at quired li:usculostkoetal
(hrinic Ulcer of Shin (including tropi-
':l 11 c )l')
All otlier diseases of skin ..,
All other diseases of musculoskeletal
Spira hifida and1( meningocel
Congenital malformations of circulatory
All other congenital malformations
Postnatal asphyxia and atelectasis
Diarrhoea of newborn (under 4 weeks)
Other Infections of newborn
Hemolytic disease of newborn
All other defined diseases of early in-
Il-defined diseases peculiar to early
infancy, and immaturity unqualified
Senility without mention of psychosis .
Pvrexia of unknown origin
Observation, without need for further
All other til-defined causes of morbidity
685, 686 5
"E" CODE. ALTERNATIVE CLASSIFICATION OF ACCIDENTS, POISONINGS, AND VIOLENCE
Motor vehicle accidents
Other transport accidents
Accident caused by machinery
Accid,,nt a caused Iy fire and explosion
'If cnl 1,ustil)le mIaerial
Accident caused .Nv lot substance, col-
rosive liquid, steami and radiation ..,
Accident caused by firearm ..
Accidental drowning and submersion ..
Foreign body entering eye and adnexa
Carried Forward ..... 30,638 977
A 1326 (a)
AE 147 (a)
Brought forward ..
Foreign body entering other orifice
Accidents caused by bites and stings of
venomous animals and insects
Other accidents caused by animals
All other accidental causes
Homicide and injury purposely inflicted
by other persons (not in war)
Injury resulting from operations of war
No. of No. of
"N" CODE. ALTERNATIVE CLASSIFICATION OF ACCIDENTS, POISONINGS, AND VIOLENCE
(NATURE OF INJURY).
AN 138 N800--N804 Fracture of skull .. 2
AN 139 N805--N809 Fracture of spine and trunk .. 1
A q i40 N810--N829 Frinctur of limbs 39
AN 141 Ns30--N839 Dislocation without fracture 44
AN 142 N840--N8l8 Sprains and strains of joints and adja-
cent muscle 37
AN 143 N.50- N856 Head injury (excluding fracture) .. 13
AN 144 N860--N869 Internal injury of chest, abdomen, and
AN 145 N870--N908 Lacer ti,n and open wouds .. 232
AN 146 N910--N929 Superficial injury, contusion and crush-
ing with intact skin surface .. 133
AN 147 N930--N936 Effects of foreign body entering through
AN 148 N940--N949 Burns .. 50 6
AN 149 N960--N979 Effects of poisons 1
AN 150 N950--N959 ( All other and unspecified effects of
N980--N999 i external causes .. 2 3
TTTAL . 31,497 990
AE 147 (b)
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