publilhed b gAuthoritg.
VOL. 87.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 JUNE, 1954. [No. 36.
GOVERNMENT NOTICES. gional Economic Committee which
were opened by the Secretary of State
No. 307. for the Colonies on the 17th May has
No. 307' I now been completed.
APPOINTMENT. 2. The purpose of these discussions
was to consider the agricultural market-
BRAZILIAN CONSUL AT PORT- ing problems of the British West Indian
OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD. territories. The Delegation from the
-- Rrgional Economic Committee was con-
It is notified for general information cerned chiefly with the future of the
that Sefior ROBERTO CHALU PACHECO citrus industry in the British Caribbean
has been appointed as Brazilian Consul territories. The Jamaica Delegation
at Port-of-Spain, Triiidlad, with juris- rais-d problems affecting other crops
diction including Trinidad, Bahamas, exported from Jamaica to the United
Jamaica, Windward Islands, Leeward Kingdom.
Islands, British Honduras, Barbados 3. The Delegations pointed out that
and British Guiana. the British West Indies depend chiefly
15th June, 195l. on the United Kingdom as an export
market for their agricultural produce.
R. 1/198). They also ,pinted out that the effective
margin of Imperial Preference for some
No. 308. West Indian produce has been substan-
EXPIRATION OF CONTRACT. tially reduced by rises in price which
have taken place since the Preference
The contractual appointment of Mr. margins were fixed and that completion
WINSTON E. A. RECILE as a Surveyor from some foreign sources is directly or
in the Lands and Survey Department, indirectly subsidized.
St. Vincent expired on 14th June. 1954. 4. They asked that in order to assure
15th June, 1954. ;a continued market in the United King-
(P.F. 667). dom for their main export crops, H.M.
Government should as soon as possible
No. 39. take steps to secure the right to increase
No. 309.margins of Preference and should intro-
JAMAICAN AND R.E.C. TRADE duce measures to safeguard West Indian
DELEGATIONS IN THE UNITED exports against unfair forms of com-
KINGDOM. petition in the United Kingdom market
through subsidized supplies from or
1. The first stage of discussions with dumping by other countries. They
Trade Delegations from the Jamaica referred to the expanded agricultural
Government and the West Indies Re- production achieved in the British West
202 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 JUNE, 1954.-(No. 36).
Indies particularly in recent years with 9. Apart from the discussion on tariffs
the help of Colonial Development and and competition from foreign subsidised
Welfare grants from the United King- produce, the Secretary of State told the
dom and emphasised that agricultural Delegations that he was ready and
advances in the British West Indies anxious to consider other method of
depended as much on markets as on assisting West Indian agriculture. Pro-
increased effciiencies and improved gress was made in considering short
methods of prodluciion. term measures to help the West Indies
5. It was made( clear to the Delega- banana and citrus industries. At the
tions that it would not be possible to invitation of the Secretary of State fur-
guarantee a market in the United King- their study of these questions and of the
dom for the whole of West Indian ex- longer term position of these industries
port crops, but the Secretary of State is being pursued immediately.
gave an assurance to the Delegations 10. Another announcement will be
that H.M. Government in recognition made as soon as these further discus-
of their responsibility for the Develop- sions are completed.
ment and Welfare of the Colonial terri- 15th June, 1954.
stories, were determined to do everything (T 13/194).
practicable to promote the continued (. 1
prosperity of West Indlian agriculture
which looks to thc United Kingdom as No. 310.
its chief market. LEGISLATION.
6. So far as tariffs are concerned, the
Delegations were reminded that apart The following Documents are pub-
from Her Majesty's Government's In- lished with this issue of the Gazette :-
ternational commitments on Prefer-
ences, the tariff rates on some of the S.R. & O. No. 38.-TheCotton Protec-
commodities with which they were con- tion (Close Season) (No. 2) Order,
cerned were bound. On subsidies the 1954.
Delegations were informed that Her (B. 1/1943).
Majesty's Government recognized that
damage could be done to West Indian S.R. & 0. No. 39.-The Juveniles
interests by subsided competition and (Approved Schools) Amendment
had recently joined in consultations Rules, 1954.
under the provisions of GATT about (J. 88/1948 II).
the U.S. subsidies on citrus. It was 15th June, 1954.
recalled that at the Commonwealth Con-
ference at Sydney this year it was No. 311.
agreed that the forthcoming review of
the GATT should be preceded by con- GENERAL ELECTIONS, 1954
sultatioi between Commonwealth coun-
tries. This should provide opportunity The notice of prospective candidates is
for Comn onwealth discussion on all drawn to the following provisions of the
St. Vincent (Legislative Council) Order
matters oC couman interest in regard
to the review of the GATT and in their in Council, 1951 :-
study of their matters including Prefer- Section 10 of the Order in Council pro-
ences. In preparation for this meeting vides that no person shall be qualified to
Her Majesty's Governmentin the United be appointed as a Nominated Member or
Kingdom would take into account the elected as an Elected Member of the
views which the Delegations had ex- Council or, having been so appointed or
pressed and the specific proposals they elected, shall sit or vote in the Council,
pressed and the specific proposals they who at the time of appointment or elec-
had made. tion-
7. The Secretary of State also gave (b) (i) in the case of a Nominated
an assurance to the Delegations that Member, holds any public of-
arrangements would be made for con- fice; or
aultation with and representation of (ii) in the case of an Elected Mem-
Colonial interests, both in the Common- ber, holds, or is acting in, any
wealth discussions before the GATT such office.
review, and subsequently in the GATT Section (1) of the Order in Council de-
review itself, fines public office as follows :-
8. There will be thus a continuous "'public office' means, subject to the-
direct representation of British West provisions of subsection (3) of this sec-
Indian interests in the whole course of tion, any office of emolument under a
the discussions leading up to and in- Municipal Corporation within Saint Vin-
cluding the review of Her Majesty's cent".
Government's present international Any person who intends to contest a-
obligations under the GATT. seat at the forthcoming general elections.
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 JUNE 1954.-(No. 36). 203
and who holds any public office within
the meaning of this term as defined
above should vacate such office before
It was declared by the Saint Vincent
(Legislative Council) (Public Offices)
Ordinance, 1952 (No. 14 of 1952) made in
pursuance of the provisions of subsection
(3) of section 1 of the Order in Council--
that the offices of Chairman and Member
of the Kingstown Board shall not be pub-
lie offices for all cr any of the purposes of
the Order in Council.
Members of othl'r Municipal Corpora-
tions who are in receipt of payments (by
whatever name called) from such Corpo-
rations would appear to be affected by the
15th June, 1954.
WINDWARD ISLANDS BROADCASTING
VACANCY FOR THE POST OF
Applications are invited from suitably
qualified candidates for appointment to
.the post of Engineer-in-Charge of the
Windward Islands Broadcasting Station,
St. George's Grenada.
2. The salary of the post is $4320 per
annum. Quarters are not provided.
3. The appointment is non-pension-
able, and will be on probation for six
months in the first instance. Subject to
satisfactory completion of the probation-
ary period, appointment will be on con-
tract for three years. The officer will be
subject to the Colonial Regulations and
local General Orders for the time being
in force, in so far as they are applicable.
4. Candidates should preferably hold
a degree in Radio or Electrical Engineec-
rig, or equivalent qualifications, and have
at least two years practical experience in
the operation and maintenance of H.F.
transmitters up to 5KW, the practical and
theoretical design of transmitting and re-
ceiving aerial arrays and feeders; and all
types of L.F. equipment. Candidates
without a degree, but who have passed a
recognized full-time course in radio and
electrical engineering, and additionally
have several years professional experi-
ence in the above fields, including at
least one year in a supervisory capacity,
will be considered for the post.
5. Free first class passages will be pro-
vided for the officer, his wife and child-
ren, on first appointment and on satisfac-
tory termination of his contract.
Vacation leave on full salary will be
granted at the rate of one week for each
completed period of three months resi-
6. Applications should be addressed to
the Chief Secretary, Windward Islands,
Grenada, B.W.I., and should reach him
not later than the 20th July, 1954.
15th June, 1954.
VACANT I'osT CF SURVEYOR, LANDS
AND SURVEY DEPARTMENT
APl)liciati ni:s :te invit< (d for the post
of Siurveyor, Lands and Surviy Depart-
ment, St. Vinc ni.
T'in .-al:i y of the post is in the scale
$3,240 x $120--$4:,20 per annum. No
Cost of Living allowance is payable and
quarters are litl pro\idied.
Candidates must l)e in possession of a
licence entitling them to practise ais a
Land Snrveyor in either Trinidad or
There is an efficiency bar at the point
$3,800 per annum in the scale referred
to above and progress beyond this bar
will be contingent on the passing of
the Intermediate Examination of the
Royal Institution of Chartered Survey-
ors (Sub-division V) Land Survey.
The appointment is non-pensionable
and is subject to the Colonial Regula-
tions, and the General Orders of the
Applications should be addressed to
the Assistant Administrator and Estab-
lishment Officer, Government Office,
St. Vincent, and should reach him not
later than 30th June, 1954.
1st June, 1954.
TEMPORARY POST OF CONSTRUCTION
FOREMAN, PUBLIC WORKS DEPART-
Applications are invited for appoint-
ment on contract to the temporary post
of Construction Foreman, Public Works
Depai tment, Dominica, B.W.I.
Applicants should have experience
as Construction Foreman in Public
Works Departments or with reputable
firms of contractors on building, bridge
an[l other construction projects, es-
pecially the construction of bridges,
culverts 1and retaining walls, involving
the use of masonry, reinforced concrete,
steel and timber, and must be competent
in the reading of working drawings and
liuleprints, in the setting-out of work
on site, and in the handling of skilled
and ujnshilled labour.
The salary of the temporary post willI
be at the fixed r.te of $2,880 per annum.
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 JUNE. I.'54.-(No. 36).
Field subsis'ence allowance will Ie paid
at current rates in accordance witli local
regulations. The Public Works Depart-
menit will furnish transport. IHousiing
is not provideil.
.\ppoiinllmelnt will be on contract for
two (2) years in ;lie first instance.
Applie:itions stating qnalificationsand
,ivilng particulars of experience should
Ibe a Ildrevssed to the E-t iblishment Olni-
ne.r, Goverlnnent Ulfice, Roseau, Domii-
nica. I;.W.I., and should reach that
a(liress 'not lauei tian .30th June, 1954.
Applications from members of the
Govrrnimen Service of any Colony
should i el tV.;nsmiitt'd through the
Officer A lininistering the Government
of that (C.'ilnny.
1-It June, 1954.
POST OF AGRICULTURAL ASSISTANT
(LAND SETTLEMENT) DEPARTMENT
OF AGRICULTURE, GRENADA, B. W. I.
Applications are invited for tle post
of Agricultural Assistant (Land Settle-
ment) in the Department of Agricul-
The post which is pensionable, carries
a salary scale of $2016 x $96-$2400 x
$120-$2880. The point at which the
candidate will enter the scale will
depend on his qnulifications and ex-
perience. A transport allowance of
$1140 per annumt is at present pa' ,able.
The Officer is expected to keep a car for
the performance of his duties and Gov-
ernment will he willing to grant ;a loan
to en bible him to purchase one. Quart-
ers are not provided. Free passages for
thie successful candidate and his wife
and family will be lprovildd on appoint-
Applicants should have the minimum
qualification of the Diploma of the
Jamaica School of Agriculture, and
preferably some experience in a lands
Applications should be in the appli-
cant's own hand-writing and should
contain the following information:-
(2) School and University at which
educated and certificates and qual-
(3) Nature of present and past em-
ployment, with dates.
(4) Amount of monthly salary or
wages earned in the post in which
applicant was last employed.
.(5) Past experience in work of the
same or similar kind to that re-
quired in postadvertised.
((;) Marital status anil number of
children if ;iny.
(7) Testimonials (which will not be
returned) certifi d as true copies
by a Justice of the Peace, Minis-
ter of R.ligion or Head of Depart-
Applic:itiois should be addressed to
lthe S,,crary, Plublic Service Commis-
sion and shond11 reach him not later
than tli SOlh June, 1954.
1st June, 1954.
1'n.'er tlihe Bank Holid:ras Ordinance,
Ti nurlday the 17th June (Corpus Christi),
heini a bank LHoliday, all Public Offices
will be closed on that day.
18th May, 1954.
A. V. KING,
15th June, 1954.
NOTICE TO MARINERS.
Castries Harbour Northern Wharf.
Obstruction (propellor) situated ap-
proximately 515 ft. 450 T from beacon
on Western Wharf. Minimum depth
of water over obstruction at L.W.O.S.
26 ft. 2 ins.
C. D. MILBOURNE,
Commdr. R.N. (Btd.)
15th June, 1954.
Notice is hereby given that the Chief
of Police has approved of the undermen-
tioned buildings for the storage of petro-
This notice is issued in accordance wilh
Section 9 (6) of Cap. 180 of the Laws of
The building specially erected for the
storage of petroleum by Messrs United
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 JUNE, 1954.-(No. 36).
Traders Limited of Kingstown, and situ-
ate on the parking area between Hills-
boro and Bedford Streets, Kingstown.
The building specially erected for the
storage of petroleum by Mr. Ball Bal-
combe of Langley Park, and situate on'
open lands adjacent to the Mt. Bentinck
Date: 4th June, 1954.
A. H. JENKINS,
Superintendent of Police.
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE
WINDWARD ISLANDS AND
APPEAL NO. 7.
CPL; VERNON FERGUS
This is an Appeal by the Appellant
against a conviction for driving without
reasonable consideration for other per-
sons using the road.
The facts according to the learned
Magistrate's findings are to the effect
that as a result of the sudden lurching
of an animal grazing on the highway,
into the path of the Appellant's on-com-
ing bus, the animal was struck dead. Tlhe
Appellant driver in his vain attempt to
avoid the animal pulled to his left and
then to his right where he struck a wo-
man and then went on to crash into a
The learned Magistrate in his reasons
clearly indicated that the offence as far
as he was concerned d6curred after the
impact with the cow and that in his opim-
ion the Appellant by lack of control of
the vehicle after the first impact failed
to exercise the necessary care and regard
for other users of the road.
It was argued by Counsel for the Ap-
pellant that on realising the emergency
which arose consequent on the peculiar
behaviour of the cow, the Appellant in
keeping with a natural and normal reac-
tion pulled sharply away to avoid the ac-
cident, and in so doing struck the woman
at a distance which having regard to all
the circumstances and the size of the
vehicle was not unreasonable.
This Court Is aware that Whatever hao-
penet~ subsequent to the impact with the
cow must have happened in a flash, and
that while the argument of Counsel for
the Appellant had some merit, it must be
borne in mind that even in an emer-
agency, a driver must pay due regard to
pedestrians and other traffic on the road.
It was the duty of the Appellant to stop,
arid to stop as soon as possible after the
Impact. To have travelled DO ft. after
striking the cow, before coming to a stop
was excessive, and all the more so if he
was travelling at the reasonable.rate and
equipped with an efficient braking system
as were found to be the facts. To hit a
pedestrian 80 ft. away from the point of
impact with the cow, and who was off the
roadway, in the opinloni of this Court is
evidence of driving without due consid-
eration for other users of the road.
Having regard to all the circumstances
of this case I dismiss this Appeal and
confirm the sentence of the learned Mag-
K. L. GORDON,
2nd June, 1954.
(A 24/51 III)
CONSTRUCTION' OF A BRIDGE OVER
THE GOMEA RIVER.
Sealed tenders will be received up to
noon on 26th June, 1954, for the above
in accordance with plans and specifica-
tions which may be inspected at the
Public Works Department, Kingstown.
2. The Contractor will be required to
give security for the dta performance
of the contract in the sum of $1,000.00
and to commence work within five (5)
days of the signing of the contract
3. Tenders should be addressed to the
Superintendent of-Works and marked
4. Government does not bind itself
to accept any tender.
for Superintenident of Works.
(A. 24/51 III).
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
COTTON OROP 18i3-1864.
All growers are hereby notified that
the w.lhle of the St. Vincent Snpertine
*Sa Isl;rntl Cotton Crop 3953-.54 has
been sold on the basis of list Wihtelint
at 62 pence per lb. TJ'his i6s a consider-
aile a(availc on the 'previous year's
price of 54 pence per Ib.
The 1953-54 crop only totfle(l .376
bales 1st White as iiga %st the 1952--53
crop of 808 ba('c 1st Wiite.
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 JUNE, 19l54.-(No. 316).
It is hoptie that the early sale of cot-
ton together with a good advance ill
price will stimulate greater production
of this valuable crop in 1954-55.
A goodk and thorough clean up in this
close season good ian early preparation
of l:anl, early planting, the increased
use of f. tfilisers and caRi-ful attention
should ring higher returns per :acre
and. imake cottoit a worthwhiile crop.
22nd AF;ay, 1954.
(A. 24/19r51, III)
It is hereby notified for general infor-
mation that a supply of Sorexa. (rat
poisoni) is available for sale to the
general [itblie ;t the Office oif the De-
pavrtiment, of Agriculture at the rate. of
thirty cenlt (30c,.) per pon nd.
25th May. 1954.
It is hei:eby notified for general in-
formatio thliat a new shipment of
Mignonette Lt4tuce seeds has arrived
anil will be on sale at. the office of the
Departmer. otf Agriculture on week-
days letweeln t'he hours.of 9.00 a.m. and
12.00 noon, and from 1.00 p.m. to 3
p.m. at the following prices:-
(1) per ounce ... ... 33c.
(2) per packet ... ... 9c.
J. M. CAVE,
Superintendent of Agriculture.
27th May, 1954.
(A. 24/1951 (III).
The attrition of Importers is drawn
to the provisions of Section 24 (3) of the
Customs Or.iinance (Cap. 183), and also
Customs (Warehouse Prohibition) Notice
S.R. & 0. 17/1954 made thereunder.
This notice provides that the duty on
the goals enumerated in the Schedlnie
thereto, and shown hereunder, shall be
paid on the first importation of the said
goods. It also prohibits the warehous-
ing in a Government warehouse of tie
The maximum penalty prescribed for
a breach of the provisions of the section
or notice referred to above is $240.
Colas-crude oil for road making
Cole Storage goods
Fertilizers in respect of which no im-
port (duty is payable
Herrings in cases
Meats and fish pickled, s:;lti in kegs
Salt in bags
Salt in Iulk
Sug r in bags
PETER R. ELLS,
Collector of Customs.
25th May, 1954.
(A, 24/1951 IIl).
ST. VINCENT, B.W.I.
IMPORT CONTROL NOTICE
(No. 3 of 1954).
It is liercly notifie! for general in-
formation that Sulphate cf Ammonia,
a Nit.rogenous Fertilizer will no longer
be subject to allow nation and prograni-
mingg, :ind consequently Imnpol ters will
be free to import this item on Open
General Licence from non-dollar sour-
ces other than the following:-
Soviet Bloc Co:intries.(i.e. Albania,
Bnlgarii, Czechol]av;!kia, Eastein Ger-
mnany, [Hungary, Poland, lRomantia,
U.S.S.R., North Kora n:nd China)
Ja pan. Argentine, Fren ch Somaliland,
Tangier, Persia and South Korea
PETER R. ELLS.
14th May, 1954.
THE ST. VINCENT GOLFING AND
HOLIDAY RESORTS LTD.
In accordance with Section 106 of
Chiaptr 219 of the RI-vised Laws of St.
Vincent, NOTICE is hereby given that
at a Special General Meeting of -The St.
Vincent Golfing and H1oliday Resorts
Ltd., held on the seventeenth day of
May, 1954, the following resolution
"That the Company be wound up
Voluntarily and that Mr. Da% id G(ordon
Murray of Kinllsto 'wn, be appointed
Liquidator for the Voluntary winding
This resolution was confirmed at a
further Special General Meeting of the
Company held on the thirty firnt dav of
D. G. MURRAY,
31st May, 1954.
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 15 JUNE, 1954.-(No 36.) 207
UNDER THE LIQUOR LICENCE ORDINANCE, 1948.
IT is hereby notified for general information that the Quarterly Licensing
Sessions will be held in the undermentioned Parishes for Lhe purpose of hear-
ing applications from applicants in their respective Parishes for the granting of
certificates in accordance with the Liquor Licence Ordinance, 1948, at the times
and places hereunder.
St. George & St. Andrew
Time and Place of Session.
... At the Court House, Kingstown. on TVed-
nesday, 30th June, 1954, at 10.00
o'clock in the forenoon.
At the Court House, Georgetown, on
Friday, 18th June, 1954, at 11 o'clock
in the forenoon.
... At the Court House, Barrouallie, on
Monday, 14th June, 1954, at 11 o'clock
in the forenoon.
... At the Court House, at Port Elizabeth,
Beqnia, on Wednesday, 2nd June, 1954,
at 11 o'clock in the forenoon.
Notices 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
of the Licensing Session.
D. F. JOHN SON,
PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES.
St. George &
St. Patrick ...
Name of Applicant.
Phati Soleyn ,, Paul Over
Thelma John ,, Chauncy
Inez Wilson ,, Montrose
Gabriel Wilson Proprie- Indian Bay
Fitzroy Roberts IShopkeeper Kinestown
HaynesMcDowall ,, Colonarie
Lot 71, Halifax
D. F. JOHNSON,
20th May, 1954.
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STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,
1954, No. 38.
COTTON PROTECTION (CLOSE SEASON) (No. 2) ORDER.
(Gazetted 19th June, 1954).
1. Short title. This Order may be cited as the Cotton Protection (Close
Season) (No. 2) Order, 1954.
2. Close Season. The period beginning on the 1st day of May, 1954, arc.
ending on the 15th day of August, 1954, for the Island of Saint Vincent; the period
beginning on the 15th day of April, 1954, and ending on the 30th day of June, 1954,
for the Islands of Bequia and Mustique and the period beginning on the 1st day of
May, 1954, and ending on the 30th day of June, 1954, for the Saint Vincent
Grenadines (except the Islands of Bequia and Mustique) shall be close seasons
within the meaning of the Cotton Protection Ordinance (Cap. 37).
3. Cancellation. The Cotton Protection (Close Season) Order, 1954, (S. R.
& O. 1954, No. 13) is hereby cancelled.
Made by the Governor in Council under section 3 of the Cotton Protection
Ordinance (Cap. 37) this 3rd day of June, 1954.
A. L. SAMUEL,
Clerk of Executive Council.
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[Price 4 centa.]
S...- .. 1954.
STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,
1954, No. 39.
JUVENILES (APPROVED SCHOOLS) (AMENDMENT)
(Gazetted 15th June, 1954).
1. Short title. These Rules may be cited as the Juveniles (Approved
Schools) (Amendment) Rules, 1954, and shall be read as one with the Juveniles
(Approved Srhools) Rules, 1952, (S.R & 0. 1952, No. 82) (hereinafter referred to as
the principal Rules).
2. Amendment. Rule 3 of the principal Rules is hereby revoked and
replaced as follows :-
"3(1) APPOINTMENT, ETC., OF MANAGERS. The Managers of an
approved school shall consist of not more than seven members including the
Probation Officer appointed by the Governor. The Chairman and Secretary
shall be appointed from among the members by the Governor.
(2) At least two of the Managers of an approved school shall be women."
Made by the Governor in Council under section 45 of the Juireniles Ordinance,
1952, (No. 20 of 1952) this 30th day of April, 1954.
A. L. SAMUEI
Clerk of Executive Council.
(J. 58/1948 II.)
PRPNTD BT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVNERN ET PRINTING OFFI(,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
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