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Vol.. 87.] s.\INT VINCENT, TUES)AY, 29 JUNE, 1954. [No. 39.


No. 318.
There will be a meeting of the Legislative Council at the Council Chaniber,
Kin gstown. on Thursday, 1st July, 1954. at 10 a.m.
The Order of the Day of this meeting is published with this issue of the
A cordialiln.itation to attend is extended to the general public.
29th June, 1954.
(A. 1/1949 II.)

No. 319. restrictions on non-Dollar bananas
JAMAICAN AND R.E.C. TRADE would be lifted.
DELEGATIONS IN THE UNITED On citrus, the RegionaY Eoonomic
KINGDOM. Committee Delegation was informed
The Discussions with Trade Delega- (1) Her M'jesty's Government would
tion from the JJamaica Governmant and make no further purchase of
the West Iule ai Regional Economnic citrunsproducts from funds made
committee have no egonded. An on- available in the present U.S. fiscal
Oominittee have now ended. An an-
nouncement was made on the 5th June year under Section 550 of Mutual
about the first stage of these discus- Security Act.
sions. The further discussions dealt (2) No such purchase would be made
with the future of the West I'ndies under any future programme of
banana and citrus industries, and reach- U.S. aid without Colonial Govern-
ed the following conclusions. ments being fully consulted in ad-

On bananas, the Jamaica Delegation
was informed that Her Majest. 's Gov-
ernment did not contemplate that it
would be possible to justify the reten-
tion of quantitative restriction on non-
Dollar bananas b-yond 30th June, 1955.
Quotas could not be reduced but they .
would be maintained at the present
level until that date when all import

niit-- I ll\ U(jeciU 1() allU
(3) Her Majesty's Government would,
if necessary. arrange for the pur-
chase of any unsold balance of
this year's export uiurplus of
canned grapefruit from the West
Indies ;it a price based on the
average price at which lie Min-
intry Mold to trade during ]952/53
crop year.

-1 I X

S sr~r.

~ubli!;lred 6~ ~ufhorii~;

216 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 29 JUNE, 1954.--(No 39).

The discussions revealed that the
banana and citrus industries of the West
Indies were liable to risks in the longer
term which would not be met by inm-
mediate arrangements described above.
Apart from the consideration of repre-
sentation by West Indian Delegations
on Tariffs and subsidized competition to
which reference was made in earlier
announcement) Her Majesty's Govern-
ment undevtook to proceed forthwith
in 'consul station with Colonial Goverrr-
ments concerned to examine the nature
and extent of these risks and to form-,
ulato within..the next 12 months any
scheme of assistance necessary to safe".
gnard this industries.
29th Jine. 1954.
(T. 13(1946)

No. 320.


Tl'e Riglit Ionourable the Secretary
of State for th I Colonies has notified that
Her .M:ijesty thq' QUEaEN will noti be
advised to exercise' her power of dis-'
1allowince is respect of .the following
Ordinance's of this Governlnent:-
No. 5, oE 1951.-An Ordinance to,
create a Ti':ns1 Fund to lbekniiown
as the Lewi Punnett Endowa.
inent ;ini toI provide for the
Appointment of Triaste, s of. such
Fund and the inaage m.e nt
(C. 45/1949).
No. 6 of 1954!.-An Ordinance furl,
theiri to amend the Police Ordin'-
ance, 1947.
Se3. 14/195U).
29th .Iune, 1954.
, [
No. 321.
The unler-'-c tioiined Bills are ipub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette an d
m-ty !),. seen at the G-ioverniiment Offeiie,
Kingtowii Lil:i'rvy, District Po'st Olli'co',
Polic, S:altio s ;ail at ;all Rev'enune
Bill for an Or(diim:nic fniltler to
;aineil tihe S prEciine ','o rt Ordiii -
ance, 1941.
(J. 4/1944).
Bill for an Ordimnnce furthler to
amend the Excijf-., O',ilinance..
(C;ap. 1 8 .) ,

Bill for an Orditance f'urlthr to
a!nenl the Ju'ry Ordinancv, 188.
29th. Junii, 54.

'The following Docunent is pu---
libhed with thisisisue of the Gazett:L-
S.A. & 0. No. 4O.-The" Seditton '"and
Undesirable Publications Order,
S 1954.-
($ee.1 5/1952). -
29th June, 1954.

No. 310.

The notice of prospective candidates is
drawn to the following provisions of the
St. Vincent (Legislative Cauncil) Order
in Council, 1991 ;-

Section 19 of the Order in Council pro-
vides that no person shall be qualified to
be appointed as a Nominated Mem~tei Or
elected as an Electe4 Member of the
Council or, having been so appointee Or
elected, shall'sit on vote in the C'ouxtall
whid at the time of appointment, or elet-

(b) (i) in the case. of a Nominatp e
Member hold any! public. o.l-
fice, or

(ii) in the case ot an Elected
Member, holds, or i. acting iL,
Sany such office.

Section (1) of the Ordes i-. Couneol de-
fines publtf office as follows -

"'publio office' means, subject to. the
provisions of 'ubsection (3) of thiK sec-
tion, any off le of emolument under at
Municipal Corporation withui Saint Vin-'
cent ".

Any poison who intends to: contest a
seat at the forthcoming general elections
and who holds any public office."' within
the meaning of this term as defined
above should vacate such office :Befre
nomination day.

It was declared by the Saint Vincent
(Leg9islative Council) (Publil Offides)
.ordinance, 1952 (No, 14 of 1952) made in
*pursuance of the provisions of subsection
(3Y of section t of tha Order in Council--
that the offices of Chairmai and Member
of the Kingstown Board shall not be pub-
lic cfflces for all or any of the purposes of
the Order in Council.

Members of other Municipal Corpora-
tions who are in receipt of payments (by
whatever name called) from such Corpo-
rations would appear to be affected by thle
'ab ve provisions.
1Eth Jurie, 1954'.

SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 29 JUNE, 1954.-(No. 39).

No. 312. to $1776 per annum. Quarters are not
VACANT POSTS. provided.
3. The appointment is non-pension-
WINDWARD ISLANDS BROADCASTING able, and will be on probation for six
SERVICE months in the first instance. Subject to
Satisfactory completion of the probation-
VACANCY FOR THE POST OF ary period, appointment will be on con-
ENGINEER-IN-CHARGE. tract for three years. The officer will
Ssuitab be subject to the Colonial Regulations
Applications are invited from suitably and local Genel Orders for the tine
qualified candidates for appointment toa b eing in force in ers forms they tme
the post of Engineer-in-Charge of th being in force, i so s they are
Windward Islands Broadcasting Stati6n, applicable.
St. George's Grenada. 4. The selected otlicersl will be re-
2. The salary of the post is $4320 per quired to carry out Announcers' duties
annum. Quarters are not provided. and control the programme outputs from
33. The appointment is non-pensionx- the studios. A suitable microphone
able. and will be on probation for six voice and ability to think quickly and
months in the first instance. Subject to deal effectively with an emnereiivey, are
satisfactory completion of the probation- essential qualifications. The o(llic(rs
ary period, appointment will be on con- will also be expected to develop some
tract for three years. The officer will be aptitude for programme compilation
subject to the Colonial Regulations and under the supervision of the Progl amine
local General Orders for the time being Director and his Assistant.
in force, in so far as they are applicable. 5. Free passages will be provided for
4. Candidates should preferably hold the selected officers on appointment,
a degree in Radio or Electrical Engineer (including wife and children in tlhe case
ing, or equivalent qualifications, and have of married men), and on satisfactory
at least two years practical experience in termination of the contract.
the operation, and maintenance of H.F. Vacation leave on full salary will be
transmitters up to 5KW, the practical ani granted at the rate of one week for each
theoretical design of transmitting and re- completed period of three months resi-
ceiving aerial arrays and feeders; and all dent service.
types of L.F. equipment. Candidates 6. Applications should be addressed
without a degree, but who have passed a to the Chief Secretary, Windward
recognized full-time course in radidaand Islands. Grena, ecB.W ta nd a s d
electrical engineering, and additionally Iand. Grenaanshol
have several years professional expert- reach him not later than the 20th July,
ence in the above fields, including at 1954.
least onei yeai irt a supervisory capacity, 29th June, 1954.
will be considered for the post. (1154/36 (B).
5. Free first class passages will be pro-
vided for the officer, his wife and child- No. 289.
ren, on first appointment and on satlsfz-- VACANT POST OF SURVEYOR, LANDS
tory termination of his contract. AND SURVEY DEPARTMENT
Vacation leave on full salary will be ST. VRINCEN''
granted at the rate of one week for each S
completed period of three months resi- Applications are invited for the post
den', service.
dent service of Surveyor, Lands and Survey Depart-
6. Applications should be addressed :o m ent, St. Vincent.
the Chief. Secretary, Windward Islands. The salay of the post is in the scale
Grenada, B.WI. and should reach him 3,240 x $120-$4,320 per annum. No
not later than the 20th July, 1954. ^ 3,.4tI 12- ,3 p annum. No
not late than the 20th July, 1954. Cost of Living allowance is pav abhl and
15th June, 1954. quarters are not provided.
Candidates must be in poscssesion of a
No. 323. liceince entiliing them to practise ;is a
WINDWARD ISLANDS 'BROADCAST- Lmnd Surveyor in either Triniidai or
INO SERVICIE,- British Guiana.
There is an efficiency lir at the point
VACANCY FOR TWO IPOSTS OF $3,800 per annum in the scale rcfurred
ANSOUNCIR/OPERAT 'I'Ut. to above and progri ss te-yond il is bar
-- will be contingent on the passing of
Applications are invited frcoi isinitalily the hitermein iate Examina;tion of the
quralifi.e candidlters for :,ppoliniiif nt to Royal Institution of Chartered Survey-
the post; of Annmniinr/Opnrator- iln the ors (Sub-dlivision V) Land Survey.
Wiindw:ad Ill:ilds Bro:!dcasting S vice, The appoint:nlen)t is iv n-pensionable
St. ('s, Grenada. and is snuljei to the Colonial Re' ,in-
2. The salary of the post is $1680 per tiotis, and tli General Olders of the
annum, with annual increments of $48 Wioliward Tsl nds.

218 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 29 JUNE, 1954.-(No. 39).

Applications should be addressed to SUPREME COURT NOTICES.
the Assistant Administrator and Estab-
lishrnent Officer, Government Office, NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
St. Vincent, and should reach him not NO te s upee Court ogven that ttndward
later than 80th June, 1954. tourt ot indward
Islands and Leeward Islands will be
1st June, 1954. held at the Court House in Kingstmon,
for the trial of CRIMINAL causes on
No. 324. Monday the 12th 'day of July, 1954,
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE. commencing at 10.00 o'clock in the

The Accounts of the Colony for the
period 1st January to 31st March, 1954,
are published with this issue of the
(F. 20/1952 II).
By Command,
Government Secretary.
29th June, 1954.



The undernmentioned person has this
day been registered as a Trained
Nurse :-

Medical Name. Residence

(South) DURHAM, IVY Lavon

The undermentioned person has this
day been i:egistered as a Midwife:--
Medical Name. Residence.

(South) DURHAM, IVY Layou

25th June, 1954.
(M. 4/1950).


The following name has this day been
added to the Medical Register.
M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O. (National
University of Ireland (Dublin)).
Medical Registrar.
26th June, 1954.
(M. 30/1939).

All parties concerned, also such per-
sons as are bound over by recognizance
to prosecute or give evidence, or sum-
moned as Jurors or witnesses are com-
mandel to give their personal atten-
dance. '
22nd June. 1954.

NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands will be
held at the Court House in Kingstown,
for the trial of CIVIL causes in the
Summary and Original Jurisdictions of
the Court on M-onday the 12h day of
July,. 1954, cominencing at 10.00
o'clock in the forenoon.
22nd June, 1954.

NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward. Islands will be
held at the Court House in Kingstown,
for the hearing of APPEALS FROM
MAGISTRATES on Monday the 12th.
day of. July, 1954, .commencing at
10.00 o'clock in the forenoon.

Acting Registrar
Supreme Court.
22nd June, 1954.
(A. 24J851 III).


Castries Harbour Northern Wharf.

Obstruction (propellor) situated ap-
proximately '15 ft. 450 '1 from beacon
on Western Wharf. Minimum depth
of water over obstruction at L.W.O.S.
26 ft. 2 ins.
Commdr. R.N. (RBd.)
Harbor Master.
15th June, 1954.
(S. 13/146).

.AINT VI'NCENT, TUESDAY, 29 JUNE, 1954.-(No. 39). 219


(St. Vincent Ciiruit) (St. Vincent Circuit)
Between :- Between :-
and and
THE QUEEN Respondent. TIE QUEEN Respondent.
Before :-Wooding, Gordon and Henville, Beiore :-Wooding, Gordon and Henville,
J.J. J.J.



This is an appeal against a conviction The applicant was convicted at the St.
by the Circuit Court on the 13th January, Vincent Circuit Court on the 13th Jan-
1954. uary, 1954 of stealing certain articles in
Although the Appellant who appeared the dwelling house of one St. Aubyn Cato
i on person gave fo grounds of appeal, and sentenced to six months imprison-
the combined effect oif hse grounds is meit with hard labour.
the combined effect of these grounds is Early in th3 morning of' st July, 1953,
that the verdict of the y st. Auoyn Cato hrrd a nose in his bed-
e eight o evidence room at Frenches. He lo-,ked and saw
The facts of the case briefly are that on that it was a man in the ro.'m. The man
the night 21st-22nd October, 1953, the jumped through a window ond ran awa-.
home of one St. Hill was broken into, and Among the articles missed by Cato was a
a large quantity of articles stolen there- Context watch.
from. The matter was duly reported to The matter was reported to the Police
the police on the 23rd October. and on 4th September a Police Constalle
On the 23rd October a shopkeeper who knew the said watch eaw it on tne
named Gibson reported to the police that hard of one Benjamin Q:ow. The evi-
a man whom he did not know by name, dence was that Benjamin Quow had bor-
had left a carton of ware at his shop, rowed the watch from his brother Nor
and i:romised to return. The man re- man who had bought it from the appli-
turrned subsequently and asked him if Le cant at Barrouallie on July 11, 1953 abott
was desirous of purchasing the ware. He 11.33 a.m. The evidence of Yorman
declined to do so and communicated Quow as to the sale of the watch to him
again with the police, by the applicant was corroborated by one
The Appellant vas taken to Police Nonl John; and the preserce of the ap-
Hea-dquarters where he was identified by plicant at Barrouallie in the company of
Gilson at an identification parade as Norman Quow and Noel John in connec-
thi man who had left the carton of waa e tio with some such transaction at the
at his store a relevant time is testified to by one Bertie-
at his store. Roberts.
The jury, after a summing-up, by their The applicant gave evidence that at the
verdict accepted the story of Gibson, and time deposed to by the prosecution he
convicted the appellant, was not at Barrouallie but at Edmund
In accepting Gibson's story the jury Hinds' refreshment bar in Kingstown
were satisfied that. t.h Apcce d was in and called witness* ton sunnrt his alihi

possession of goods which were unmis-
takably part of the property recently
stolen from St. Hill's house.
This is purely a question of fact on
which the jury had arrived at their de-
hi the circumstances this Court can sea
no merit in the Appeal which is dis-
Puisne Judge.
Pvisne Judge.
Ag. P.isne Judge.
8th June, 1954.

The issue as to whether the applicants
was the person who sold the watch to
Noiman Quow was one of fact and there-
fore entirely within the province of the
On February 1st 1954 th- applicant ap-
plied to Manning J. for leave to appeal to
thi; Court. Leave was refused.
On February 17th, 1954 the ap-picant
gave notice to the Registrar of the Su-
preme Court of application for extension
of time within which to appeal. Such
not:.ce should in accordance with Ru!l 43
(1) of the Windward Islands and Lee-
ward Islands Court of Appeal Rules, 1949
have been given within 3 days from Feb-
ruary 1st, 1954, the date of the refusal by
Manning J.


SA INT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 29 JUNE, 1954.-(No. 39).

The applicant states in .is notice that was no mention of the names of these
h, did not understand th'i his applica- thieves. There was an inference that
tion for leave to appeal was granted and the constables did not know the names
that he was sure that it h-ad been grant- of the persons who had been seen to
ed. It was only when he was filing the throw the bags away. King, however, in
necessary papers that he really under- his evidence, said he recognized Warren
stood that his application had not bern as one of the two men; he knew his
grated. In consequence the time limit nanme; and he had given the name in his
of 3 days had passed, report. Kydd in his evidence said he
The applicant alleges that there was a recognized the two men as they ap-
miscarriage of justice on tie part of the preached; they were Mason and Warren;
jury. he had reported at Headquarters that
This Court although not impressed by they were Mason and Warren; he had
the reasons given by the applicant for known Mason well for over 9 years.
not giving notice of application within I There was evidence that at Headquart-
the prescribed time nevertheless heard es Wanen had been seen furtively r0-
the application, moving some things from his pocket and
There is however no mer:t in the appli- placing them in a shoe which was behind
cEt.on which is according refused. him. When the shoe was examined it
was found to contain 5 torch batteries
J. CONRAD WOODING, similar in make to a numb, of torch bat-
Puwsne Judge. series which Durham had found missing
K. L. GORDON, after the shopbreaking was discovered.
Psisne Judge. The grounds of appeal in each case
C. F. HENVILLE 'ma; be summarized as bWin :-
Ag. Peisne Judge.
Ag. Pisne Jd (1) A miscarriage of justice,
8th June, 154. (2) that the verdict was against the
.weight of evidence ir that
S'a) there was no direct evidence
IN THE COURT OF APFFAL FOR THLi that the appellants had com-
WIPDWrARD ISLANDS AND LEEWARD D itted the hoiusbreaking or
ISLANDS the larceny, an:J
(b) there was such serious discrep-
ON APPEAL FROM TIHF SUPREME! ancies in the evidence as to
COURT OF THE WINDWARD ISLAND3i give the jury a reasonable
A!-D LEEWARD ISLANDS doubt as to their guilt and to
(CRIMINAL JuRISDoT~-oN) entitle the appellants to an
(St. Vincent Circuit) acquittal.
Between :- During the hearing of the appeal Ma-
son alleged that Nathaniel Durham in his
JAMES WARREN AND ALI ICK MASON evidence said that he had known him
Appellants, i(Muson) for a long time and that on a
and previous occasion Mason had tried :o
THE QUEEN Respondent. break into his shop. Mason admitted
Before :-Wooding, Gordon and Henville. that this evidence was given inadvertent-
j.j. i ly and that the witness was immediately
stopped. He urged however that this
JUDGMENT |may well have influenced the jury in ir-
riving at their verdict against him.
The appellants have appealed against There is no reference to this evidence i,
their conviction on 21st January, 1954 of the Judge's notes. The learned Crown
t-e2 offence of housebreaking & larceny. Attorney howev-r admits that some such
On the night of November 10th, 1953, the words were used by the wi-tness but was
shop of Nathaniel Dtrrham at Layou Wvas unable to say whether thc juiy or the
broken into and a large quantity rf Judge had heard the words.
goods was stolen. In the early hours of Both appellants stated auite frankly
'November 11th two polite constables, that they were more than satisfied with
King and Kydd, saw two men coming to- the way the Judge had summed up and
ward them. One of the men was carry- reference to the transcript of the sum.
ing a crocus bag, the other two flour bags. ming-up reveals that the Judge had made
On being challenged by fl.e police they it abundantly clear to the jury that if
dropped the bags and ran away. They they had any doubt as to whether the ap-
were pursued by the police but managed pellants were the men tLe police had
to evade capture. The constables car- seen carrying the stolen goods th y
ried the bags to Police Headquarters. No would be bound to acquit them.
examination was made of the contents of This Court is satisfied that the appel-
the bags; but when the sh breaking at plants were convicted because the jury ac-
Layou was reported, Natnaniel Durham cepted the evidence of constables King
came to Police H'adquartrrs and identi- and Kydd as to the identity of the appel-
fled the contents of the bags as his miss- plants. This is something that the jury
lng property. were entitled to do and this Court is un-
Constables King and Kydd had made a able to disturb their finding. Durham's
report. The Station diary simply stated statement about the former attempted
that they had run two thieves. There shopbreaking by Mason was unfortunate
S- -A

SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 29 JUNE, 1954.-(No. 39).

but so clear were the Judge's directions On the night of 25th October, 1953 the
to the jury as to being absolutely sure of house of Rita Alexander was broken into
the identification of the appellants by and a large quantity of articles, includ-
the police that this Court finds that the ing a blue dress and a piece of white ny-
jury must have been satisfied that they Ion was stolen.
were the men carrying the bags contain- On the said night after the breaking
ing the stolen goods and consequently and larceny the appellant his mother
were not influenced by Durham's state- and another man were seen passing in
ment. the road not far from Rita Alexander's
In the circumstances the appeal must house. The appellant's mother had a
be dismissed and the convictions and tray on her head.
sentences affirmed. On the 28th October, 1953 the blue
dress and a piece of white nylon-both
J. CONRAD WOODING, being identified as part of the articles
Puisne Judge. missing from Rita Alexander's house-
K. L. GORDON, were found in the house of appellant's
Puisne Judge. mother. The appellant's mother, in the
C. F. HENVILLE, absence of the appellant, told two police
Ag. Puisne Judge. constables that the appellant lived at the
h Jne, same house. The appellant however
9th June, 1954. said that he used to live there but cer-
Stainly not in October, 1959.
The appellant's mother who made an
IN THE COURT OF APPEAL FOR THE i unsworn statement from the dock stated
WINDWARD ISLANDS AND LEEWARD thet the appellant lived in October in the
ISLANDS ,same house. It vxas not possible for the
storA of the appellant's mother to be
ON APPEAL FROM THE SUPREME tete'd by cross-examination.
COURT OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS A witness for the Crown in answer to
AND LEEWARD ISLANDS certain questions put to him by the ap-
(CRIMINAL JURISDICTION) peliant's mother said I krow he (mean-
(St. Vincent Circuit) ing appellant) is a bad toy. I know b -
Between :- bo (meaning appellant) take her things
GEORGE DESHONG Appellant, and go away in the country."
and In her statement from the dock appel-
THE QUEEN Respondent. lant's mother said, inter alia : "One day
I vork on bay side. I missed clothes. He
Before :-Wooding, Gordon and Henville, (meaning appellant) takp them in the
J.. country to sell. He do things to make
me get some trouble ".
JUDGMENT In his summing up to the jury Man-
The appellant was convicted at the St. ning J. strongly directed the jury to
Vincent Circuit Court on January 25th, erase from their minds all the evidence
1954 of receiving stolen property and sen- pertaining to the bad character of the
tenced by Manning J. to 6 months' impri- appellant.
sonment with hard labour. It appears clear in view of the extremre-
The Indictment contained two counts ly weak case for the prosecution that the
the first of which charged the appellant evidence of bad character weighed with
anc two other persons-one of whom was the jury in considering the case against
the appellant's mother-with breaking appellant. The evidence of possession of
and entering between the 25th and 26th anSr of the missing articles rested entire-
dayr of October, 1953 the dwelling house i ly on the unsworn statement of appei-
of cne Rita Alexander and stealing the4e- lani's mother and on certain hearsay
from a quantity of articles including onfe evidence.
blu, dress and one piece of white nylon. I, is trie that P.C. De Shong who gave
The second count charged the appellant evidence for the prosecution stated that
and his mother with receiving on the the appellant lived in the house with his
28th day of October, 1953 &ne blue dress mother but it is obvious
and one piece of white nylon the prop- (a) from the statement of appellant's
erty of the said Rita Alexander, knowing mother from the dock to the effect
them to have been stolen that she told P.C Bennett who
The appellant appealed against his con was present with PC. De Shong
viction on the following grounds :- during the search of her house
(a) that the learned Judge allowed at that the appellant had put the
the trial evidence of the appel- dress under the bed; and
lant's bad character when the ap- (b) from the evidence of P.C. Bennett
pellant had not put his character in answer to the appellant's mo-
in issue; their to the effect that she had
(b) that the verdict of the jury should told him that her son alone lived
be set aside on the ground that it in the house,
is unreasonable and cannot be that P.C. De Shong's evidence on this
supported having regard to the point is based or: information gathered
evidence. from the appellant's mother.

SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 29 JUNE. 1954.-(No. 39).

The evidence of possession in so far as combe of Langley Park, and situate on
the appellant is concerned is unsatisfac- open lands adjacent to the Mt. Bentinck
tory and it appears that notwithstanding shop, Georgetown.
the directions of Manning J. the jury Date : 4th June, 1954.
were influenced by the unfortunate ref- to the bad character of the appl- A. H. JENKINS,
lanl. Lt-Col.
In the result the appeal is allowed and Superintendent of Police.
the conviction quashed.

K. L. GORDON, A-iplications are invited for the post of
Paisne Judge. Lab.-ratory Attendant at the Govern-
me-n Cotton Ginnery.
C. F. HENVILLE, Appiicants must state age, academic
Acting P,isne Judge. qualifications, scientific knowledge and
.tth June, 1954. experience, if any.
The successful candidate will receive
S... training by the Government Chemist and
will be expected to carry out tests in oils,
NOTICE. soaps etc., and to make chemical analy-
ses. He shall also be responsible for the
Notice is hereby given that the Chief general supervision of the Oil Refining
of Police has approved of the undermen- Plant and be expected to give any other
tioned buildings for the storage of petro- general assistance as he may be called
leum. upon to give from time to time.
Th is issued accordance w The salary will be in the grade $744 X
This notice is issued in accordance win28 16begin at a
Section 9 (6) of Cap. 180 of the Laws 1 72-- F60 X 84-$1632 and shall bagin at a
St. Vincent. point depending upon the previous know-
ledge and experience of the applicant .e-
Particulars. elected for the post.
The building specially erected for the Applications must reach the Manager,
storage of petroleum by Messrs. United Government Cotton Ginnery not later
Traders Limited of Kingstown, and situ- than 31st July, 1954.
ate on the parking area between Hills-
boro and Bedford Streets, Kingstown. J. L. EUSTCE,
The building specially erected for the Monager, G.C. Ginery.
storage of petroleum by Mr. Basil Bal- 15th June, 1954.

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(Gazetted 29th June, 1954)

1. Short title. This Order may be cited as the Sedition and Undesirable
Publications Order, 1954.

2.. Importation of certain publication prohibited. From and after
the coming'into force of this Order the importation of the publication hereinafter
described is-hereby prohibited :
A document purporting to be a petition addressed to "The Colonial
Secretary, Colonial Office, Government of Britain, London", printed by
X-Pressprint, 397 Harrow Rd., W.9, and published by Joyce Strachan, 3
Robert Street, London N.W.1. The caption Set Guiana Free appears at
the top of one page of this document.

Made by the Governor in Council under section 7 of the Sedition and
Undesirable Publications Ordinance, 1939 (No. 20 of 1939) this 25th day of June,
Clerk of Executive Council.
(Sec. 15/1952.)
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Comparative Slatewndt of Revenue for the period 1st January-3-S st March,. 1954.

Esfor te Actual Revenue Revenue for
Leads of Revenue. r he for the period of same period of Increase. )ecrease.
ear. the return,. preceding year.

1. Import Duties- $ $ c. $ c. $ c. $ c.
Import Duty ... 695,000 164,944 36 166,414 34 1,469 98
Trade Duty on Inipuitt d Liquor ... 92 28 92 28
W warehouse Rent ... 4,500 814 18 1,247 23 ... 433 05
2. Ekport Duty ... 290,000 67,448 18 55,397 70 12,050 48 ... ...
3. ktocse Duty on Rum .,. 188,200 50,459 50 42,666 90 7,792 60 ... ...
oes on Sugar ... 500 7,813 54 5.936 64 1,876 90 ... ...

4. Other Duties ... 65,500 '23,764 89 3,955 75 19,809 14 ......
5. Licences-Liquor ... 11,000 3,538 95 3,407 00 131 95 ......
Motor Vehicles, &c. ... 17,500 8,975 82 8,175 84 799 98 ... ...
Other ... 8,079 6,150 76 5,336 02 814 74
6. Taxes- Income Tax ... 258,000 28,467 80 7,f604 33 20.966 47 ...
Land and Bouse Tax ... 36,000 2,169 58 2,813 55 ...... 643 97
Other '1kxes ... 18,200 4,350 50 4,389 98 ... .. 39 48
7. Port and Harbour Dues-Tonnage ... 11,500 3,600 53 2,451 11 1,149 42 ... ...
Port ... 3,000 699 78 686 10 13 68 ... ...
Landing Dues, Aircraft ... 10 ... ... ... ... ... ...
8. Other Fees of Court, &c. 156,074 21,323 99 22,559 0 ...... 1235 31
9. Pot Oiice .. 77,268 11,830 53 12,954 53 ... ... 1,124 00
10. Telephan~ ... 17,900 2,476 38 21,002 78 ... ... 18,526 40
11. Rent of Qovernment Property ... 4,60 813 47 1,028 44 ... ... 214 97
I nteret ... 3,335 1,876 56 586 65 1,293 91 ...
12. Sales and Leases of Crown Lads ... 10,353 628 65 13,468 10 719 45
. . 1,876,519 412,147 95 369,947 .7 66,699 27 24,498 89
llB. Loans awl Advances-Repayments ... 85,245 12,793 50 i 963 00 11.830 50 ... ...
1,961,764 424,941 45 370,910 51 78,529 77 24,498 89
13. Colonial Development & W/fare Schemes ... 184,719 34,140 50 39,254 95 ...... 5,114 45
14. Deferred Maintenance 50,000 ..
15, Grant-in-Aid--Normal ... 415,000 72,081 60 298,008 00 ... ... 225.926 40
Total Revenue $ 2,611,483 531,163 55 708,173 52 78,529 77 255,539 74

Comparative Statement of Expenditure for the period 1st January-31st March, 1954.

Heads of Expenditure.

L Governor
2. Legislature
3. Administration
4. Agriculture
5. Audit
6. Central Housing Authority
6A. Central Road Authority
6B. Central Water Authority
7. Charitable
9. Education
10. Electricity
11. Judicial"
12. Labour
13. Lands and Survey
14. Legal
14A. Loans
15. Medical
16. Miscellaneous
17. Pensions
18. Police
19. -Port and Marine
20. Post Office
21. Prisons
22. Public Debt
23. Public Library
24. Public Works Department
25. Public Works Recurrent
28. Subven.tions
29. Supply Control
\30. Telephone
31. Treasury

S6. Public Works Extraordinary
26A Deferred Maintenance

8. Colonial Development and Welfare Sche
Total Expenditure

9th June, 1954.
(F. 20/1952 II).

Estimate Actual Expen- Expen e
for the diture for the Expenditure for
yef r period of same period of Increase. Decrease.
1954. the return. preceding year.
$ $ c. $ c.. $ c.
11,641 127 29 2,675 44 ... ... 2,548 15
27,920! 3,180 001 2,640 00 540 00
117,066 27,936 47 28,742 04 ... ... 806 57
97,540 18,774 58 15,162 16 3,612 42
... 1,661 3,092 71 2,117 01 975 70 ...
... 6,000 3,000 00 ... 3,000 00
... 1,520 26,999 86 22,327 94 4,671 92 ..
31,330 3,057 22 1,495 01 1,562 21...
24,152 5,483 70 3,485 36 1,998 34
S313,002, 80,564 81 70,890 0 9, 674 77 ... .
1,' 214 16,688 22 ... ... 16,668 22
... 41,867 7,843 83 7,762 85 80 98 ...
... 11,5151 2,407 16 3,248 94 ... ... 841 78
20,145 5,060 91 3,247 62 1,813 29
8,284 2,433 72 1,741 58 692 14 ...
... 443,599 81,138 57 70,356 78 10.7-1 79
S100,751 20,530 00 23355 36 ... ... 2,825 36
5(;,:65 12,380 81 9,733 91 2,656 90 ...
... 193,605 40,250 91 31,072 97 9,177 94 ...
... 32,866 7,342 68 6,520 58 822 10
... 55,807 9,171 43 12,308 13 ... 3,136 70
59,433 14,085 75 18,130 49 ... 4,044 74
.. 37,858 15,241 57 15,524 27 ... ... 28 70
S 8,702 1,094 07 1,307 88 ... 213 81
..| 68,211 13,756 15 12,875 90 880 25 ... ...
76,860 38,470 78 15,306 84c r.53,777 62
92,704 1,105 27 27,755 95 ... 26.60 6
...... ... 2,644 87 ... 2,644 87
24,950 5,467 10 4,431 28 1,035 8 ... ...
...92,059 26,196 41 17,331 34 8,865 07 ...
2,301,422 476,193 76 420,257 08 116,619 26 60,6C82 58
... 75,342 12,718 24 16,082 83 3,364 59
50000 14,000 42 .. 11,000 42 ... ...
2,426,764 502,912 42 436,339 91 130,619 68 64,047 17
mes 184,719 44,240 40 24,828 56 19,411 84 ...
$ 2,611,483 547,152 82 461,168 47 150,031 52 64,047.17

Colonial Treasurer.

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Statement of Assets and Liabilities of the Colony of Saint Vineent as at 31st March, 1954.

Special Funds
Less Investments thereon

19,200 00 Crown Agents Joint Colonial Fund
Cash at Treasury and Sub-Treasuries

Barclays Bank-Current Account
Crown Agents--Current Account
Drafts anid Remittances in Transit

FEKpenditure as at 31st March, 1954
Less Revenue as at 31st March, 1954
Add Balance as at 1st January, 1954


$ c. $

... 981,640 (X)
... 642,704 00 338,936

S177,600 00
$ c.

1,672.00 121,372 00

... 547,153 00
... 531)64 00
... 15,989 00
... 182,051 00


166,062 00



$ c.

688,038 00
S626,724 .00

140,170 00
I j

561.226 00 1,454,932. 0.

$ c.
...575,162 00
S ... 168,512 00

406,650 00
:..'154,576 00 561,226

561,226 00

1. The Public Debt (not recorded in the above Liabilities) stood at $5~7,053.00 as at 31st March. 1954. This figure includes the sum of $24,480.00 loaned to
tion for which General Revenue is responsible only in case of default.
2. The Accumulated Fund for the redemption of the Debt amounted to $163,237.00 as at 31st March, 1954.

9th June, 1954.
... .(F. 20/1952 II). .

the Banana Growers' Assoeia-

Colonial Trebsurer.

Less Sundry Deposits

Add Other Advances

$ c.

757,365 00
325,807 00

325,560 00

1,454,932 00

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