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r ;,d*''..'c: -l3 13 1t74 Editor PHYLL
Security adi Secrecy
th a ;cIg tter1 it is perhaps worth assertig that
mvirtnmets .it :to be judged not only by the actions they
Lake. They ati also, rightly, accountable for the official.
atmosphere they: ciate. The principle of accbtbility
:stand as the correst ne of any de jacratic system.
There is no excuse, however, for acti.vemembers of tlh.
Labour Party Wi. hrug their shoulders, blame the Govern--
m ent an4 a eawi it at that. Governments, least of all ones of
the Left, ahcould never be pernmtted the illusion that tlhey
are sovereigi entities. There are rWal limits on their freedom
of action a tc those limits are set by what, in the first
instance, ~wir own supporters and, ultimately, public
opinion at large ,wil let them get away with. In the 'win
inzgdoms of security and .secrecy it is high time we
witnessed in this country a citizens' revolt. And there is n,
reason why the present Govenment should et .itself into
hpe false position of resisting it. The ritual plea in this ar...
that's things were. so they must always remain does
r;t ak^'tich of sa doxology for ociaism. The
isi6ctw probably li-s ia hC f.act that i tra Ofnally lbiee
asi~alway~ 'bee one thing iahathas terrified government
it is .thie Ospect of any caniid and open discussion of the
part played. by dhe security services in safeguarding the
sate. Custom ana precedent, indeed decree' that even an
Opposition must .ixercis geeat restraint on the few occa
'ion$ when suhi matters come up for consideration by the
House of Assembly. But the question has t- beasked
wh earth this is a practice that has served u well even in the
.past. : : .
By agreeing to give our political policemen a free
Sand -- do we not multiply the dangers to liberty and tli
dtret.r.f oppression to individuals that must always e
heet irr thfeirwork?. -
ME TINGOF PRESIDENTS MIARTINIQ E
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>AWOU SEN, SEC. SEARCHED : ..
Scene at Airport ::
M?. A Frederick Jioeph wroe td the Gotmisip
sioner of Police on Dec r complaining ifain inci
dent at Melville Hall Airpbrt when h'i bagge
was searched by Sergint Pestan after it had
been through the routine baggage check and i sarch.
Mr. Joseph had asked the Sergeant by wh- t authto
rity the search- had been conducted without a wa-
rint, and reports:: that .Sgt Pestaina-said he did'
not need one, adding: "we believe that you have:
subversive connection. We suspect that you are a
person of very much security interest; I would
like to search your luggage- to find out where yos;
,came from, doing what nd whether you dre carry-
ing any offensive or illegal articles for example & i
arms, ammunition nd taxrijaina,. ;
SMr. Joseph protested this action of the Sergent to
the Commissioner as a loyal citizen who' has the
constitutional right to be informed of the authority
under -which Poli6i Officer claims to be exercising
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MR. GUSTAVUS TIMOTHY AN OBITUARY COUNCIL OF LEGAL EDUCATION
by Lennox Honychurch At a meeting of, the Executive Corn-
It is especially saddening to mittee of the Council of Legal Educa-
hear of the death of Mr. Gustavus tion held on Saturday, Decembev 7th,
Timothy at this time. It is not 1974.at the Trinidad Hilton, Port of
that I mourn the passing of the old Spain, to consider the situation fol-
era, I am too young for that: but I lowing the resignation of tutors at
mourn the passing of men and women the- Hugh Wooding Law School, it was
who faced problems practically and agreed between the Executive Committee
philosophically; individuals with and the Deputy Director of Legal Educa-
character in the true sense of the tion, Dr. F.H.W. Ramsahoye, that in the
word; people whom you could respect interest of the Council and of the Hugh
and trust. Wooding Law School that he be permitted
Today we are tearing ourselves to relinquish his appointment as Deputy
and others apart with complexes and Director with effect from the end of
paperback ideas. Our little island the current term.
is being run with all the trappings The Council are taking immediate
of a major international state and steps to ensure the uninterrupted opera-
it seems that simple things are beirg tion of the Hugh Wooding Law School.
purposely made more complex so that. Dr. Ramsahoye has offered to give
they may increase in importance. In voluntary service at any time in the
Dominica this is an era of complexes future to assist in promoting legal edu-
and because of this, I reflect on the cation in the school and in the rest of
quiet achievement of Mr. Timothy's the West Indies.
life., The Council recorded its appreciation
Bo-na on November 22, 1887, he of the services rendered by Dr.Ramsahoye
died .at his Marigot home last Friday 'in the past and his offer for future
at the age qf 87, He was no hero, assistance.
great statesman or burning messenger TIC B. D..
of change, yet :he achieved the un- E JUSTICE BE DOiE
questionable distinction of being a Dominica's population is now approxi-
good citizen. Iu grasping for higher mately 72,000, and from this, 90% are
glories., any of us; fail even to Roman Catholics. This percentage: shows
achieve this, FProm the inception of that at least one-third Catholics' are
the Village Board system in the lat#te paying direct taxes. I would like to'
1930s he played a major part in the know why cannot "Christ Alive" pro-
development of the Bowad (later .the gramme, be allowed at least half an
Council) and the life of Marigot and hour's rgdio time? and for the same
the NorthEastern Districtb. Along fee or even less, be it $18,00 or what?
with CapttAarpitel, Mr. W.S. Stevens the amount of death announcement .fees
and others, Mr. Timothy helped to paid in weekly by Catholics should
foster a spirit of self-help and surely suffice! .,.
community effort, needed even more. I.would really like to see some sort
today than in the 1940sa. For years of justice done to us in this particular
he was chairman of the Council and ca*s HUGH LAWREUICE
for this and his a6cial work.he was .. _____ ___
awarded the M.B.E. a. distinction which hg prized greatly.. When in 1971
his house and property were totally destroyed by fire, his medal was lost
and I believe that he was given another ifter appealing to the Governor.
For years he served as the only Justice of the Peace in.that part of the is-
land and could be contacted regularly outside the Weirs branch of Barclays
Bank, signing villagers' documents. He wa-s known to be helpful and especially
knowledgeable on the points of Civil Liberties and Human Rights. Problems
would get his full attention and action. In my own encounters with him I
sensa the courteous grace and dignity for wgich he will be most remembered.
I have heard much about his eense of humour and can remember my grandmother's
little anecdote of a village meeting at which Mr. Timothy declaimed: "When
election time comes everyone. is. spreading propaganda, but Mrs. Napier never
propagate yet." In the earlier days, when people were still unsure of having.
a woman to represent them in the Legislative Council, Mr. Timothy cited ex-
amples from the Bible as reassurance, (c .luded on na five)
.concluded on page fiveJ
'P H 'il r~ CT' ~ R
'F~id.av, Decemb~r B,7.. 1914~
Pr:dtay, eccmber 1,1974 T H E
C.S,A. REALEA SE -- A PROTEST
The Dominica Civil eorvicce Asociation has protested to the Honourable
Premier over the amendment of the Prohibited and Unlawful Societies Act,
clai,'ning among other things that the iAMEDiMENT is both discriminatory and
unnacessa-y and is; nothing short of political harassment of public officers.
The full text of the Association protest dated 11/12/74 is as follows:-
The Dominica Civil Service Association objects without reservation to
the recently introduced amendment to the PROHIBITED AiD UNLAWFUL SOCIETIES
A1D ASSOCISTIOfiS ACT which in its strict interpretation provides for the
further harassment of public officers in the State.
The AMEI[DMEiNT is both discriminatory and unnecessary, unless its primary
purpose is to intimidate public officers futither' ad -todoreate a public
service completely devoid of initiative and independence of thought.
The PROHIBITED AND UNLAWFUL SOCIETIES AND ASSOCIATIONiS ACT provides at
section 4 that;
"4. Every person who is' or becomes a membersof an::unlawful associa-
tion is guilty of an offence against this Act."
The term "every person" must include public officers: as well. There
can be no justification, therefore, for amending the Act to make
further provisions for "dealing with public officers" since they are
already included in the parent legislation.
Section 8 of the Act similarly provides that:-
"8, It shall be an offence against this Act to harbour or conceal
any member of an unlawful society wanted by any member of the police
force, or encourage, support, conspire with, aid and abet any unlawful
society; or association or any member thereof in the furtherance of
any of its objectives or in the infringement of this law.
Provided that the presence of a member of an association or society
designated unlawful, in the home of his parents will not in itself
make the parents guilty of an offence under this section."
While Section 15 provides:-
"15. (1) A magistrate before whom any person is convicted for
being a member of an unlawful society or association shall impose a
sentence of 9 months imprisonment in case of a first conviction, and
of two years in case of a subsequent conviction.
"(2) A person convicted before a magistrate for habouring or con-
cealing a member of an unlawful society or association or of aiding,
abetting, counselling or advising such a society or association shall
be sentenced to a term of imprisonment for two years.
'(3) A person guilty of an offence against this. Act for which no
penalty is prescribed, shall be given the sentences set out in sub-
section 1 of this section."
None of the sections referred to ar any section for that matter
exempts a public officer from the provision of the Act.
The Honourable Premier in presenting the Bill to amend the Prohibited
and Unlawful Societies and Associations Act told the House that there were
no provisions under existing regulations for dealing with civil servants.
This is untrue as the Public Service Commission Regulations S.R.& O. 24 of
1973 makes ample provisions for dealing with public officers against whom
'criminal proceedings are pending.
Regulation 28 of the Public Service Commission Regulations provides:-
"28. (1) If in any case the Commission consider that the interests of
the public service require that a public officer should cease forthwith
to exercise the powers and functions of his office, the Commission may
interdict him from the exercise of those :-owors and functions, if pro-
ceedings for his dismissal are being taken or are about to be taken or
if criminal proceedings are beiing instituted against him. (emphasis
Regulation 28 of the Public Service Commission Regulations provides:-
"24. A public officer: acquitted of a criminal charge in any court shall
not be dismissed or punished on any charge upon which he has been, acquit-
ed, (concluded n _ag Four)
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Page FourT H S ESTA R F.idayDcnember 13,1074.
C.S.A. RELEASE (concluded) but nothing in these regulations shall prevent
his being dismissed or otherwise punished on any other charges
arising out of his conduct in the matter, unless the charges raise
substantially the same issues as those on which he has.been acquit-
The provisions of clause 3. (3) of the amendment to the PROHI-
BITED AND UNLAWFUL SOCIETIES AND ASSOCIATIONS ACT that:-
"(3) Should a public officer be acquitted of an offense under the
prec iing subsection the Public Service Commission axall taking;
all the circumstances of his case into consideration, then determine
whether or not such an officer is a fit and proper person to resume
his: appointment in the public service," is so alien to our understand-
ing of justice that no person or authority would wish to be associated
with its implementation. Accounting Officers and the Public Service Com-
mission whoso authority to exercise disciplinary control over public offi-
cers stem from the Dominica. Constitution Order 1967, and not from any act
of parliament, cannot, therefore, consider themselves bound by the provi-
sion of this draconian piece of legislation,
Clause 5 of this machiavellian. amencnent will have the effect of con-
tributing rather than arresting the present state of lawleesaess as average
citizens will lose all respect for a law which places the burden of proof
on the defendant in a matter which has such far-reaching consequences.
As an isolated piece of legislation against the background of actual
lawlessness the public service and the Givil Service Association could be
persuaded that this repugnant piece of legislation was merely the result
6f hasty drafting and still hastier parliamentary action.
However, in the light of platform speeches and statements made by
government Ministers to the effect that protesting civil servants "should
be burnt like witches"; that the Constitution should be amended to allow
government Ministers to "hire and fire civil servants"; that government
will pack the Public Service Commission with "party stooges" etc. it is
difficult to convince any right thinking person that government is not em-
barking on a programme of political harassment, of the civil service. Then
there is the Civil Service Act,
The Association also wishes to refer the Honourable Premier to a letter
which appeared in the Educator, a paper edited by the Speaker of the House
of Assembly. The letter in-question appeared in the Wednesday 14th February
1973 issue of the Educator, is signed 'Unionist Disgusted' and says in part:
"They (the Government) should now begin to tighten-up and really put
all their efforts into running the country for the people who support the
Labour Party The Government should try to unite the Unions with the Party
and ensure that every member of a Union is a member of the Labour Party:
"No Government business or concessions should go to any organisation
unless they support the party, and every person applying for work
from the Government should show a Labour Party Membership card to secure
employment. No person having views against the interest of the party should
b'_allowed to hold a government agDpointment. This is the only way to control
the big shots,, by organising the passess under a people's consolidation."
The editor's mote at the end of that letter reads:-
"Time will tell, but we do not agree with everything you say, some of it
is too tough."
Time is indeed telling unless government revises its witch hunting. .
in the service, thereby destroying the one institution which has such an
important role to play in the development of this country, and concen-
trates its efforts instead on coming to grips with the economic and social
problems of the State, then we are all doomed and Dominica will forever
remain the third largest but most backward of the English-speaking
jl1nds_ l the Caribbean. C.A. SAVARIN, General Secretary.
EDITOR'S NOTE: We are informed that the C.S.A. Gen.Sec, has written to
the New Chronicle pointing out that their leading article (iAsue of Dec.7)
did not accurately present- the CSA viewpoint on the "Dreads Act", and
asking them to print in full CO.S.AStatemnent of Concern (Star.Dec. 6)
F d l b 15 1974
S..- T -' '
ST 1A R
i- aLV. !. Ace .,.L.' J.,., L e .L,.'.. T .' -A_ __-.. . ..
OBITUARY (fr'.r2) "Queen Esther" he LET'S BE SERIOUS ABOUT THIS ELECTION
stated "wa 'a woman -who did well by by E.C. Loblack
her peoplee' arid-it was 'to- a woman ..Your readers must take a serious
that our Lord first revealed.-himself view' of this coming, election. When
on the morning of the Resurrection.' the White people governed..Dominiea,
Futhermore"-he went on,' warming to voting was by money: qualification,
his subject, "you. have all heard of :that: is, you had to. earn ~.O- a. -year
Delilah. Now ladies and gentlemen, to be a voter. When I formed' the
I am Prepared to wagqr that' if Mras, Dominica Trade Union I made. recom-
Napier is returned to Council she: mendations for universal adult suf-
will influence the other members in frage and. that was ultimately granted
the same way that Delilah infliucnced to Dominica. So every person over 21
Samson years was entitled-to vote. That is,
Later Mr. Timothy. helped in the there was no more money qualification.
fight for the Transinsular Road. Gis. At that time the ife of an elected
vivid account of this appeared in (- Fngy a gx gff&4,rg&
THE STAR some years .ago- and would be first years, of an election.to the end
worth reprinting sometime.; His brief ofthe 6 -years, people Who were from
meeting with .the Queen in .1966 was 15-20 were entitled to vote. Theses.'
for him also a-highlight in his lire, people's nanes could not be on the
Leaving the other assembled guests- election list* Government, knowing
during one of. the official functions this, every 4&years or so. sent people-
he..swept up to a rather surprised out. to take the namesof those ellgi-
Elizabeth II, welcomed her to ble for the voters list. Recently,
Dominica for the .second time' and 'the Freedom Party made further recorm-
discussed a 'few topics of interest-. menda.tions to the Government of
I understand that Her Majesty was .' Doinica to allow 18-year-olds to .vbo6
delighted.. So that from: the last election to'"this
,His requests for a small pension coming one, boys- and girls that were
to supplement his meagree income were 13-18 will be qualified to vote. Inas-
repeatedly ignored. This is attri- much as their names'have never appear-
buted to some political grudge, and ed on. any voting list, the duty of
eventually, the ageing patriot had to so-called Govt.. was to .send ennumera-
realize that his ruler-friends now tors as before to put these names on
disregarded him. When THE STAR the voting list. Instead of doing the
opened a.fund to -assist .MrtTimothy proper thing, they took the old list
after the fire, people from all walks and-made what they call, a new list.
of life contributed, raising a sum ow, on that new list, people have ab-
of over j41000.00. His life was one served that old people who are in
of dignity tempered with humility., their graves are on the new list,-but
justice rather than power. For-such the names of those who are alive and
lives there-are the words of Robert whose names should be there are not on
Louis Stevenson' s own requiem: the list. But we are told by Govtr we
Glad did I live and gladly die
.Glad did I live and gladly die must go here and there, up and down to
and laid me'down with a will.* see if our names are on the list. Thqr
This be the vqrse you grave for me; say that if your name is not listed,
'Here he -lies where he longed to be you can go to some officer or the
Home is the sailor home from sea other to get a form, fill it and bring
And the hunter home fromthe hill it to the officera-.responsible to put
-it on the list.
EDITORS'S NOTE: It is good when Now the Supervisor of Elections is
youth pays tribute to an aged patriot, telling us he will broadcast over
We endorse all Lennox's views. Next Radio Dominica where we must go for
week we shall print another fine tri- these forms. .But .Madam Editor, hunger
bute to. M. Timothy by a friend-who is playing hxvc in Dominica. -When
knew him since boyhood --W.S. Stevens. the Supervisor will-be on the radio
-_ advising the people .about these forms,
the young people will be at the Windsor Park looking at their games; the
older people will be busy .looking after their shopping or their meals or
their gardens or on the-sea fishing. But Gpvt. is boasting that those names
which do not appear on the list. by the 16th..Dec., that -will be the people's
fault, because the list will be closed.by- ten. Through short space, I
can only say that this coming election rmst be based on approved British
principles. E..C JA,
Page ir. - -- ---- ---
S*T*A*R*S'*P*O*R*T*'S Morchriston CANDID COM METS ORAL RK~A.AG IN
FOOTBALL Dominica, after starting OUR SCHOOLS by W.S. Stevens
brightly with a 3-nil win over St. Oral reading t class hardly exksta
Lucia in the 1974 Popham Tournament today either in primary or secondary
failed to live up to expectations, schools. And only one who has had long
playing to a goalless draw against experience in the classroom knows, how
Grenada and losing their last match standards& vary in a single class, and
1-2 against St. Vincent, and which knows, too, how much skill and pains-
relegated them to third place in- taking a good teacher must have to get
stead of first place so eagerly a few pupils to read with fluency and
anticipated by their fans, expression.
Grenada won the championship when Raidio Dominica continues to jar on
thev defeated St. Lucia 2-1 in the our sense of English by certain announ-
fiet match of the competition to. cers' bad pronunciation, bad accent,
emerge with five off a possible six bad tone and bad expressions.
points. They defeated St. Vincent It is now time for us to ask the
1-nil in the first match and drew Heads of both primary and secondary
against Dominica. schools whether they are satisfied for
St. Lucia emerged last with tree a sacred aspect of their work in .
defeats., and St. Vincent took seco6d i~j'fhr-to-be nullified before the
place with wins over St.Lucia Caribbean public.
2-1 and Dominica. Here is a. golden opportunity for
CRICKET Celtics United gained an teachers of all grades to band them-
innings victory over Blackburns in selves together to set this Radio
the: first match of the Augustus Dominica outrage right.
Gregoire League at the Botanical Teachers are guardians of education
Gardens last weekend, and literary culture, and they will not
Henry John Baptiste won the toss be amiss if they do two things:
for Celtics United and sent in (1) educate their pupils against what
Blackburns who were dismissed for certain announcers mispronounce.over
104 runs. 'E Blackman 25, topscorer, the "air; and (2) bring pressure to bear
Celtics United:replied with on the Ministry of Education and the
284/7 decl. Tppscorers were liwu Manager of Radio bominica to find cap-
Monroe 75, H. John Batiate; 48, gble and competent persons to read thd
R George 34. and A. Darroux 27. For news so that listeners will not be dis-
Blackburns, M.Charles 2/58, L. an- gusted and jolted so many times a day.
manuel 2/53, M.Darroux 2/59 and. W.S.S
R. Letang:1/39., Blackburns in T. VIiNCENT ELECTION: 10 2 1
their 2nd innings, 181. M. Leblane
5 and H2 Bowlng f Mr. Milton Cato and his St.Vincent
i45 and H. trgus Bowling for Labour Party .(symbol the STAR) won ten
Celtics United, E. Tarvis 2/27 and
S1/18 KCharles /entiosh ut of thirteen seats after making a
,/18, K.Charles T,21Yr T.Keiah
2 "& /30s, H. John Bptishte 2/12 deal with Mr. & MrIs. Joshua.:. (P.P.P.)
/8& /,. J Bptist 12 beforehand.- The Joshuas also got .in.
and a/33, R.John 5/43 and V.Younis The only other winner was Mr. James
1/02. .Mitchell whose party was routed.
The second test match between Four Ministers lost their seat.m Mr.
India and the West Indies started Cato has come out, strongly for indepen-
at Delhi on Wednesday. At the en4, a-deice after.political integration., He
of the 2nd day (today is the rest gavo -o a the M~fis~Bry of-A~er
day), West Indies were 359/7 in rpe- O ioHN NG tM ~i: Despite r kA murders.
ply.Lto Indid' 220 all out. Venkata- New .Archbishop of Canterbury,Dr.Cogas,
raghaven led the side in place of said he was glad the Commons had re-
Sunil Gavaszcar who could not play jeted reinstatement of hanging. We
beaue of injury. Top scorers for eagre reinstatement hangi We
India, new test cap Sharmar 54 c :I I U .Al'u S BODY
and S..Naik 48. Bowling fo~ W.I., The great UN peacemaker'I corpse. was
A.Roberts 3/39, E.Willet 2/51, B. seized by Univ.students a=daburied .in
Julien 2/38, L.Gibbs 2/41 and K. their improvised mausoleum. Police &:-
Boyce 1/41, Main scorers for W.I. army moved in and captured it, firing
V.Richards 118 n.o., C.Lloyd 71, B. n students & citiz.ns.Some are failed.
Julien 45 K.Boyce 37 n o. A li- Most succe sful indian boiler
h-h nnr, GG e A G n 0 Di n Al & w T Prasaa 5/105.
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ATE OF DOMINICA
NTLE BY REGISTRATION ACT
I .:" ,ia f Applcatlon for C~t.~at of Tide & Noting aShrer
~ '. Ja aenk ending i4th day of Dacember, 1974.
Pe rmesn irig
equeast dated Emilien
1I it 74 Peltier
Presented by his Solicitor
11 12 74 M. Eugenia
at 10.10 a.8. Charles
Nature ofsrequest wrnbmT
or a Cerificate of Title ol
Noting thereon or Caveea
Application of Emi-
lion Peltier for the ia
sue of a first ccrtifi-
cate of title in res-
pect of a portion of
land at Pointe Mi-
chel in the Perish of
St Luke containing
1890 square fleet an
bounded aas foilgws :,
SNorth: Land of Jogeph Emnmanugl & Mary Emmanuel;
Scuthi A r gh of way separating it from Land of Phil-
i'p io.jno l s; Esst: Land of Elds Charlce & Virginia
GzchAtic; Watst Land of Josaph Emmanuei & Eden Lewis.
i equest dated Leonita Application of Leoni
21 10 74' Attidore ta Attidore for the
Presented y herr Solicitor issue of a first certi
3 12 74 M. Eugenia ficate of title in res-
Sat 10.42 a.m, Charles pect of a portion of
..--- -*-,- "-- l.abd known as a lot
; at La Plaine in the
Parish of St Patrick
containing, 2298 aquare feet arsn bounded as foiows-:
i Nrth land of j-mes G Bartrand East PubIli Road South
Laf of Joseph Lawrence, West Land of Connel Athaneat
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Requaes dated Bennie Application of Ben-
25 10 74 Guiste nie Guista for the is
Presented by his Solicitor aus of a first certifis
3 12 74 M. Eugenia cate of tites in rew.
at 10.25 a.m. Cha&r e pect of a portion of
land known as a lot
at Caribe Delices in
the Parish of St Pa.
trick containing 0.450 acres and bounded as follows:-
North Land of Aaron Augustine North East Lind of SBnom
face Thomas and a Foot Path separating it from land of Roseima
Degallerle South Lands of Registe Anselm and Cynthia Degals
iNrlc East a Ravine Separating it from land of Skinner Eureb,
.'"qire < dated Aj nn Hanry
the 6th day of and Rose Hen-
Novyrmbeir ty a& tenants
1974 i in common ir
Presented equal share
the 4th day by their Solicitor
-f Dece.sibr, i Cima A.M
1974 j Dupiginy
at 10.45 a.tn.
Request for the issue
of k First Certificate
of '5 i. in respect of
a portion of 1%nd
Skaown as a glOt at Pi-
ch lin in the Parish
of St Patrick in thb,
State of Dominiea
square feet and bauo
dod as folews:-m
North by lard of Allan Registe East by land of Christina V
Raphael South by a Public Road West by land of A;ian
riake a look at the
ange ofVPBrirtishWines.The same grapes go
o make VP that go to make a lot of expensive
vines. Which accounts forV Ps fine quality.
)uya bottle today. L 0 I
^tiiSI ttni- i^j~int^O~ua
gsiira fce, EPHRAIM F, GEORGOM
atsteau. Dominica, 'Regitrar of Titles
NOTE: Any person who desires to object to the isYsing of a
Certificate of title on the above appiicatitkrmay enter a Cavecy
in the above office within six weeks from the date of the First
appearance of this schedule in the STAR Newspaper published
in this State or from the date when the notice p? e iL.tr d by
law was iait served on any owner or occuplar of adjoinlng
land in respect of which the application is made.
Notice to all Copra Producers'
Dominica Coconut Products Limited
Swill be open to receive copra every week
day throughout December and Janury
except on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,
Boxing Day and New Year's Day%
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kAR. Fray December S3 m': bi1
Ceqe dftidli Vsivi&ea Ca Requet forP the issma
.r* ,~nd aday of a Peasonal of .. First Certificate
..:,-.. I rep. of Lornit of Title in respect of
1974 1 Erche d a. portion of land in
"P(,nled.'C ceased the Town of Rozaas
the"4th day by his Solicitowr i the Parish of St
of December, Cilma AM Georfge in the State
1974 Dupiay of Dominica eontaiz*
at 1. 12 a,. arg 3296 square feet
ro in bouaicd as fol
North East by GreTs George Straat and land of Angola
SLestride North West by lands of Rebecca Rolla and
Mina Rabinsonf South West by laiad of Harold WinR.
ton and Veronica Henderson South East by lands of
Harold Winston, Mlarie Dechausay and Angela Lestsrade.
- -- -.
-qiria% iJ T H E S T AR Fr1r__, December 13, 1974
S OC I AL J U S T I C E by John Spector
I notice recently a great tendency for the editorials of the govern-
ment party organ to refer to that Labour Party as a 'socialist party'. The
editor himself is probably the only member of his party with some theoreti-
cal knowledge of what socialism means (but little practical knowledge). His
theoretical knowledge has obviously been gained by reading most, if not all,
of those books which he enumerates so gleefully as having been seized by
the police in houses occupied quite openly, legally and obviously by members
Socialism, like the Chinese ancient proverb "The sage has many faces",
has many variations on the original theories of social change of Karl Marx
promulgated a century ago. Two forms, Russian and Chinese communism, are
anathema to all capitalists and most moderate socialists, because, like
the National Socialism of Hitler they have become dictatorships (although
Nazi-ism was also the bastion of capitalism). Most of the avowed non-com-
munist socialist governments that exist or have existed worked) within the
framework of a capitalist society, (e.g. Sweden and U.K.), and many Conserv-
ative governiMents still support and maintain socialist measures introduced
by previous governments (national and health insurance for instance, and
nationalized coalmines so long as they are, in the capitalist sense, un-
My own personal preference as a basic definition of socialism is that
form of government which produces social justice for all and I would further
define social justice as a "just allocation of reward". An example of un-
socialism recently was the handout of J13,500 of gratuity to ex-Premier
LeBldnc. Social justice must always take account of the times, Jus as
laws themselves must be promulgated to keep up with social development and
customs, so should rewards be in tune with the conditions at the time,
If Dominica's Consolidated Fund (our Exchequer) is low and government barely
able to pay its civil servants, that is not the time for hand-outs to a man
who has brought the country to its knees by an erratic stop-go rule in which
at one moment he runs everything and refuses to take advice, and the next
he lets the reins of rule drop without explanation, having refused even to
appear in the House of Assembly for months at a time.
Let me make some suggestions as to how social justice csn be achieved
(regardless of what party was in power provided they could implement these
principles). Firstly let no person be rewarded by speculation or exploita-
tion: reward should only be for creative or- prouctive work. Second, the
upholding of Civil Rights as set out in the Constitution, and equality before
the Law. 3, the provision of mechanism for assisting the underprivileged to
help themselves: e.g. labour exchanges etc. 4, the provision of basic needs
however minimal -- in housing, medicare, education, food and environment
to be eventually available tp every citizen in the State without cost.
5, Population increase, if continued at the present rate, must be matched by
increased production of food or goods with which to obtain foreign exchange
to buy food; it should be controlled voluntarily. 6, Employers and Trade
Unions to co-operate to reveal, analyse and justify wages, profits and pro-
ductivity with invested capital, 7, Govcrnment to indulge in true, open
market research on all subjects and refrain from 'Government-by-decree' via
"the Minister concerned" and the Standing Regulations and Orders (S.R.& 0.)
Go to it, you politicians:
NEW FREAiCH LINKS WITH DOMINICA
In addition to the new French Language radio station which is being set
ip at the Sisserou Hotel and will operate next year (Radio Jumbo, managed
by Patrick Meyer) -- the arrival of a French Surgeon to augment the Princess
Margaret Hospital Staff took place this week. Dr. Franco de Medinacelli is
accompanied by his wife and two children. They are most welcome.
The public was not informed of any negotiation with Fechner Internat-
iional installation of the French radio station, which will be beamed pri-
marily at Martinique and Guadeloupe and will carry news, current affairs and