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THE BRITISH EMPIRE: — WEST INDIES

(1897), 1,824 ; deaths, 1,163. Education (1897) : 34 schools (10 Protestant, 24 Roman Catholic), 4,447 pupils; Government grant, £2,844 3s. S^d. In 1897 there were 1,013 summary convictions, and 12 convictions in superior courts. Sugar, cocoa, rum, and logwood are chief products. Savings banks (end of 1897), 1,294 depositors, 8,498Z. deposits. Letters and postcards despatched, 72,718 ; books and papers, 6,324; parcels, 459.

Statistics of West Indies.

Revenue

Expenditure

1895

1896

1897

1895

1896

1897

£

£

£

£

£

£

Bahamas .

55,643

65,126

62,754

55,758

60,134

63,405

Barbados .

146,215

176,932

184,606

152,039

184,020

172,551

Jamaica 1

818,687

754,086

677,064

783,231

807,975

766,534

Turks Island

7,312

9,707

9,477

7,547

7,383

8,384

Windward Islands : —

St. Lucia .

48,558

55,331

60,639

57,578

56,060

56,743

St. Vincent

26,037

26,990

25,396

27,901

26,588

26,520

Grenada .

58,695

56,275

56,973

65,343

60,523

58,549

Leeward Islands :—

Virgin Islands .

1,534

1,469

1,675

1,954

1,670

1,776

^St. Christopher

)

< Nevis

43,215

49,561

V 45,247

55,395

56,501

51,795

(Anguilla .

)

Antigua .

44,348

54,951

46,329

70,221

57,345

53,417

Montserrat

7,126

7,775

7,906

10,703

8,732

9,895

Dominica

22,860

24,905

23,610

27,102

25,189

24,061

Trinidad . . . i

552,275

577,141

567,158

549,771

558,699

579,027

Tobago . Total .

8,591

9,321

8,107

8,218

9,269

8,387

1,841,096

1,869,570

1,776,941

1,872,761

1,920,088

1,881,044

1 For years ended March 31.

Customs revenue (1897): — Bahamas, 53,456^.; Barbados, 106,880Z. ; Jamaica, 283,042Z. ; St. Lucia, 29,844Z. ; St. Vincent, 10, 961 Z. ; Grenada, 26,292^.; Virgin Islands, 720^.; St. Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla, 24,720Z. ; Antigua, 23,800Z. ; Montserrat, 3,684Z. ; Dominica, 10,652Z. ; Trinidad, 244,685Z. ; Tobago, 2,687Z.

The chief branches of expenditure (1897) were : — Jamaica : charges of debt, 112,651Z. ; police, 62,410Z. ; public works, 40,982/'. ; Bahamas : public works, 7,219Z. ; debt charges, 8,385^. ; salaries, 18,218iJ. ; police, 5,5491. ; Barbados: salaries, 78,406Z. ; debt charges, 1,561Z. ; police, 23,370Z. ; St. Vincent: public works, 2,769Z. ; St, Lucia: public works, 6,292/.; salaries, 17,734/. ; Grenada : public works, 9,615/. ; Trinidad : public works, 97,540/.; police, 44,044/. ; debt charges, 37,046/. ; salaries, 214,594/.

In 1897 the Public Debt of Jamaica was 1,994,184/. ; of Bahamas, 119,026/. ; of Barbados, 409,150/.; of Trinidad, 516,518/.; of St. Vincent, 19,100/. ; of Grenada, 127,770/. ; of Tobago, 9,500/. ; of Montserrat, 24,600/. ; of St. Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla, 89,450/.; St. Lucia, 191,980/.; Antigua, 150,671/.; Dominica, 70,900/.