TAX IKE SFRE
In a t budget speech lasting some two hours,
-Her. 7Victor P.k r., Minister o.. of -Fcr, ,tu: foi-
wfi.-.ncw iax measures intended to prodCnB $14.6
miUlion of an estimated total of $17 million reven-
ue, which will sill mean a deficit of $3.4M on an
estimated expenditure of $2o.4M (an improvement
on 1974). . .
Tax-rasing, yes; and some considered his
.schemes hair-raising or even hair scorching as the
news spread like bushfire.
Budget debate is set. for TuesAug.
19 at 10 am, There is no doubt that
the quality of life in. Dominica will
be drastically. changed by this Gov-
ernment's tax legislation.Ai1 the w t-
measures (save rentl ud feea'au.de3 the
Rent le-lcric'tion Ordi osce .. .i.p-?P..
ed. Land Tax.es.on unused a -'ricultural
lands .etc.*)cam'?, into eiff5'et: iret -.e.'.ate-
-ly ...> n .. on on... .... ., t. I. ... .
The Land Tax wl. pras.' -r ad-
m~liistrative difficulties. Some think
it, may never come into -being I:ere,and
its costs may exceed itsa .nefits. In
18.86 'agitation against a land tax led
to the invasion of Government House
grounds "by a. rabble"; and on another
occasion iMS Aurora intervened: blood.
was shed in La Plaine,-
Our. lowest wage-earners will gain
needed tax relief, and pensioners are
exempted. Retired people living in
Dominica will not have to pay tax on,
their overseas pensions. But visitors,
wili-p&y7 taxes on their hotel charges
and $50 a day for hospital private
rooms; for residents hospital rates
for the same robms are raised from (0.
to 20 (less for the young).
Citizens will be hit where it hurts
through indirect taxes. Car-owners may
sell vehicles and buy bicycles (no tax
..-on these two-wheelers). Good DLP mem-
bers will be consoled by the purchase
. of a new car for the Premier, and sums
spent-on renovating G.i. and the Prem-
ier' s 'orne louse,
Civil .Servants are told that prom-
ised Government pay-outs to them "can-
not now be fulfilled". Liquor licences
in urban areas are up by 20% Page 6
by Joe Siteth
Government appears to be 1- e n-
'other SUNDAY, ISLAND VALHALLA
type scheme in the northern dbtic thii
time in the Woodford Hill area. The plans
are draped in secrecy and there has been
no official statement on the project but from
all accounts it appears to be another dubi-
ous deal between government and foreign
What makes the scheme even more -
peculiar is the haste with which it
is being put together.,~he Official
Gazette of TJuly. 31...published, a. not-
ice for appropriatiotnof land even
before thA .landholder' had.' ..; nro.
tified, The, land includes a Ilarge
portion of Geest-owned 1WoodfordHlXd
Estate, Temple and Turtle Point
lands. It is understood that a 100
room hotel and jet airport is in-
ealuded in the project along with
the setting up of a new Bankd on'
King George V Street. A company has
SAlthough a sketchy survey has
been made of the feasibility of a
jet -airport at .rompton Point, it
requires much more investigatirn-
befor.e a detailed plan c s ade.
Also one would feel more confident
if funds were-being provided by es-
tablished donor governments and/or
banks rather than private financiers,
Miss Josephine Watz, B,A. Roas. (Cave Hill
Campus'UWi) has just returned to her homeland
after visiting relatives in Antigua. She will teach a.t
her old sche&o Conveot High School from next
Josie is the daughter of the well-known creator
of "Ma Titine Mrs.Cynthia Watt. We are deligh-
ted at the. newg.
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CANDID COMMENTS (from last week)
Educational window-dressing con-
tinues apace while there is the
subtle effort to produce a citizen
who never dares to question any
Government action. Of course, this
new radio reorganisationn' will
play its p-art, Minister Christian
is aware that nearly 30% of our
school population does not attend
school, while far too few pupils
reach Std.. VI or VII. Our social
youth problem is increasing silent-
3y, Minister Isaiah Thomve' effort
to solve the unemployment problem
is a joke.
Dominica stands in dire need of
leaders of sincerity, humility,
integrity, ability and drive.
Dominicans did not, realize this
on that fateful 24th March, 1975 .
FREEDOM OF THOUGHT & FeXPRESSION '
It. is; unfortunate that peraonr
ae elected to vule a State whe.n
'they have-not been schooled in the-
History of the Rise ad~,Pall of
Nations.; when they have not the
faintest idea of the history of
Civilization as it is today; .when
to put it bluntly, they cannot
appreciate the sacrifices, the.
efforts.. and the contributions
which men have made through thought
and expression to make what we -all
consider our so-called civilized
or- modern world.
When Hitler and his totalitarian
allies threatened freedom of thought
and expression it was thought
necessary by those who felt that
man's' most precious possess-ion was
worth fighting for to meat on a
warship in the Atlantic. Ocean to
re-shape and enthrone the twin God-
given quality of Freedom of Thought
-axd Expres'sion. If the present
rulers of Dominica have a much
better Atlantic Charter~ why don't
they summon other Caribbean States
and declare it?
SMan is defined as-.a rational
being, Scientists say the lower
animals think too. But man is the
only animal able to speak and his
ability to think would not.be'worth-
a; farthing if he couldn't express
what he thinks, (Conclusion next wk
PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL: Donor-
Nr.ClementtThomas gave $33,000 for
a painting job at PMH,. Why hasn't
it been done? A patient brought
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Fiction MA TITIi~ Cynthia Watt
Ma Titine was so annoyed that she
upset a saucepan of milk which made
a puddle on the kitchen floor. She
found a rag and mopped up the mess.
"Blast it!" she exclaimed heatedly,
"These people are the limit."
"Who is the limit?"- Genelia's
head peered around the kitchen door.
Ma Titine started She had not heard
Genelia come in.
"Sorry I made you jump," Genelia
continued, "but you sounded so-vexed.
"Of course I'm vexed," Ma Titine
wrung the sodden rag in the sink.
"Just imagine Genelia, I wanted to
put a phone call through to Eurilla
and was told I must go to the Cable
& Wireless office to do that."
Genelia showed her astonishment.
"But whatever for? So you mean
you can't phone overseas from your
home or a friend'st"
Ma Titine hookk her head. "I
would-like to know their reason...
suppose it's a rainy night and you
-livea far?...hmmn...I hear Baby..'."
Baby entered looking rather ex-
cited. "Heah de latest" allyou?
Eleven speshul poleece leave de
forced. Doan know yet foh why...I
heah Leoplec calling Radio Domeeneeka new
.name one kine of name. ..de DBS dey
calling it have all kine of name."
She laughed aloud heartyly. "You
shood heah..,DBS is..." she coughed.
"Haem..he.,em.hem..." This time she
laughed until tears rolled down her
Genelia and Ma Titine.caught her
infectious laugh and joined in,
"Well I never" Ma Titine declared
wiping the tears-from her.eyes.-
Baby helped herself to a glaoo of
"Eef dat name de people calling de
stowdio start tdo ft- up' die: management
well dey will have to. jss fine a
moh hettah name" she said,
CIVIL SERVANTS WARiPMED: Prmne .Minister
Gairy warned. civil servants not to
"press political ideologies- on Govts.
in power". Similar warnings are cur-
rent in Dominica. Gairy admits how-
ever that public servants have the
right to express their views. In
Dominica CSA points out in posters
at Gv oun d uo e ry
re o~coif-fita foF P gyw'pe ars
us in a sample of tow-like stuff- us-
ually used for stuffing- leaks in
boats ...this is now applied as ban-
dage material at PMH, she says! ***
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A MESSAGE FROM THE OPPOSITION LESA)rF
Hon. M.E. Charles
Because many constituents have ex.-
pressed reluctance to call at ry kbusy
office during business hours, I 'r~ve
decided to' set aside every T~ir~tj.AY
from 5-7 pam. to make Bmyself *ivail--
able at T-' 'office (!Egle Old ,l Cork
Streets) to discuss conlstl c'J'racy and
national matters. I wil. plso be at
the office of the Leader .' t he Oppo-
sition at Government %Q r, -ry THURS-
DAY from 9 a.m 1 p.~, subject to
illness, absence or _,r / holiday s.
For special e.ppoin+ mirjr:, tel: 2876
during working bcurj, r.ter hrs.2855.
~I have bern elected Jo serve, and wihi
,your co-operation I. *'an do so."
ONE INSURANCE AND SHIPPING CLERK
Must have passed Engiish and Mathematice at
G C.E. "A' Level
Apply to P.O. Box 91 .f .
S In Sacred Memory
of Miss Emiiy Cubbin (our dear Ma Mellotte)
Born 1850:; did 1943 on the 17th August,
at. Virgin Lane:
Faithful Fanmly Friend through generations
On th' s year's eventfui Catholic day,
Honour to yo rT olid Catholle way.
Your own, May Chri(tlan -F.C.75
ABOUT THE CW A.
*,- iTh'e F.A. is a Government Agency (Statutory Board)
' r Not r 'y does Government not Pay its Water Rates, but it actually PRE-
V ''IS the Authority frni collecting Rates in certain areas (e.g Colihaut)
Go-ernment pays Cable and Wireless for the TELEPHONE Services provide
ed on Government premises.
SGovernment pays C.D.C. (Dominica Electricity Srvices) for the ELECTRI.
TY used on Government premises.
* ,But Government OWES C.W.A. $xo5,360.oo n Water Rates for.wate sup-
plied to Government premises, while the several areas Exempted froi Paying
water rates owe another $162,00.0oo making it a total ofU67,36o.oo IN WA-
TER RATES OWED to the Authority, -
* When Cabinet AUTHORISED the Authority to Sign the AGREEMENT it
knew fully well THAT A SUBSIDY WOULD BE REQUIRED.
*' In the caseof L.I.A.T. Government Provided the Money to.pay the L.I.A.T.
workers But in the case of C.W. A,,a Government Agency, there is a DIF-
FERENT STORY ..
* The TRIBUNAL, however, has SAID TO PAY,
SBII IHiLL.SBMUCU n
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SPECIAL VIM CIGARETT
Friday, Autust 15, 1975
" 'IE STAR
TI4_ FrdJayL Augustirii i l iiiiiiri iii r l
WINDWARD ISLANDS BANANA RESEARCH
AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
FIELD OFFICERS AND FIELD ASSISTANTS
Applications are invited for the post of
Field Officers and Field Assistants with
WINBAN Research and Development..
Successful candidates will be required
to assist-in exercises surrounding the im-
pleimeration and development of banana
truit. quality control as well as agronomic
and disease control, exercises.
Salaries will depend on qualifications
and experience and different grades of
officers will b e required for the above
Applications in your own handwriting
must reach the Director of WINBAN
Research and Development Division, P.
0. Box It5, Castries, St. Lucia, not later
than Augst, 3oth 1975.
ASSOCIATED STATE OP OOMINICA
ti TLE -Y REGISTRATION ORDINANCE
Schedule of Applicaston for Certifacte of Title and Notiis
thereon andCaveats for week ending.r h o "' 1
Dlte Requested Person Presentlng Nature. of request
whether a Certificate
of Title of Noting
thereon or Caveat
Request dated Conrad Carette: Application of Con
13 12 74 by his Solicitor ad Carette for the
Presented M. Eugenia issituof a First Corti
12 8 74 Charles. ficate of Title in roe
t 10.55 .M pclt of a portion of
oi.. .- ..... land at Moore Park
in the Pariah of St.
1809 square feet and
woundedd as follows:
North East Land of Will -Josepli East Public Road South
Land of Valentine Christmas West Land of Donycin Ferrol
North West Laqds of Phillp John and Wllrs josipt
Request dated Jannette Requst for the isue
thI 2nd day of Alexamlr of a First Certificate
April 1975 by her Soicitor of Title in respet of
Presented the Cilmna'A.M a portion of lain
13thtda of munPigay known as Lot 4 part
August d935 oi La Paille Estate in
at 12.30 p.m. the Parish of St. An
------------- drew, in the State of
2288 square feet afs4
bounded as f lUows ,
Ierth by a Public Road East by land Reserved for Road aver
-.s Palil Estate South by L. Patlle Estate West by L. Patile
Ei CTRIC TYPEWRITER
WhicN, You Buy, We'll Giv
Yoi U Absolutely FREE
A Ch-'S TRICYCLE-
made frm almost indestruc.
tible rnV ,"
an AGFA CAMERA
worth f( o
THE DOMINICA DISPEN:'A- -" C. 'LTD..
STO OUR ADVERTIsl-.,'
Wei Rly on You To Keep %xe Free
-corf. yron t#p
the 11th day o
1lth day of
at 2.54 p.m.
by his Solicitc
Ps Request for the issue
r of a First Certificate
.M of Title.in respect of
ay a portionof land in
the village of Marigor
in the Parish of St.
Andrew, in the State
- of Domninia contain
ing 1.66 acres and
bounded as follows:
North by lands of david Alfred4 Peter Detam, and Huggisa
Williams East by lands of Hugglns Williams and Mrs. Mano
Alfred South by lands of Levi Hamlet and Esklel Roberti
West by a Public Road.
Acttn Re isitr f TI, Il
sUe1tI, LJOImIII!c., 0 ......, sll
NOFE: Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a
Certificate of title on thc-above application may enter a Caveat
in the above office within' six.weeks frofn the date of the First
appearance of this schedule in the STAR Newspaper published
in this State or from the date when the notice prescribed by
law was last served on any owner or occupier of adjoining
land if respect of which the application is made.
La UI PHI n '11-IL It, II ni,, I,
FOR 411 YOUR NEEDS
PHONOGRAPH RECORDS, BOOKS,
CEE BEE'S '
20 Cork Street,
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Friday, Auirast F5 1975
CABLE & WIRELESS
YOUTH SOCCER TOURNAMENT
DOM|NICA ws. BARBADOS
Cowe and support Your Team,
and see the Future Footballers of the Caribbean id Action.
Covered Stands -.
Uncovered Stands .$1.00
Grounds - 75
SCh ldre n . . -
SN.B. Joe arnes (FIFA Qualified Referer will be carrying
~ the gamneYor
_agSi T! SP RFiayuutl5,i7
FOOTBAJLL Cable & Wireless Youth
SSoccer- Semi-Finals This Weekeid
Two semi-final matches in the
current 1975 Cable & Wireless Carib-
bean Youth Soccer Tonrnament will bf
played this, Sunday, one i9 Dominica,
where.Barbados plays against the
home team, and the other in Antigua,
where Grenada will come up against
In the 1st round matches last
Sunday, Barbados defeated St.Lucia
in Castries, 2-0; Dominica over-
whelmed Montserrat b'-ten goals to.
none; Antigua won A/close .game from
St,Kitts, 3-1l; and Grenada won from
St;Vincent by the odd goal in seven
after a. close. game,
This will be the ftrlst.time that'
one of these matches wll be. played
at the Antigua. Aecreption G-round,
StJohn's, and that island is going
all out to get themselves into the .
finals on their home ground,
-JI Dominica, a):kea strugglee is.
expected between Barb-&bs and Domin
ca. The. Barbadian boys will be out
to avenge their 5-3 defeat by, tht
Dominicans on the same ground last.
year. However,$ the Dominicans eare a
highly rated combination; and. have
the decided advantage ot familiarity
with the field plus popular supportt
from their home fans.
SVenue for the. finals will not be
known until after these matches, and
will be decided by draw between thd
winning teams, with the side drawing
'home'.being hosts to the other vie-.
At the Windson.-Park where Montser-
rat-played Dominica, Montserrt re-
'ceived the same treatment they suf-
fered at the handsa of Dominica. last
year at Sturge Park, Montserrat.,
.l4O)-nil). Dominica was. always .in
control of the match and it is to.:,
the. c-edit of the Montserra.t goal-
keeper that the margin wasn't great-,
er, On several occasions, his oppop-
tune rushing out fouled what appearP-
ed easy scoring chances with the
ball time after time ricoch4ng off
his body. Algernon ta-~eseJ scored
the ,first goal 16 minute-s into 'the.
match. At the interval, only 2 more
goals were re.corded and Dominicans
wonderedd if, last year's feat could s
Sreoeated, which they did. 7
at 26 BthP Rad, Rseau, Dominia WI
-at 2B&th, Rbad., Roseau, Dominica WI..
125th ANNIVERSARY OF ROMAN CATHOLIC
DIOCESE HERE TAKES PLACE TOMORROW 1
And the celebrations-include Friday
evers ordination of the first married
R.,. Deacon, Mr, Oliver" Cruickshank,
by Bishop Arnold Bbghaert; also at-
tending, among a big congregation and-
many dignatabies Bishop, Webster of
St.Lucia. A fine exhibition of the
Church in Dominica over more than a
century is in progress at St.Gerarda's
SPECIAL POLICE: RESIGN: Eleen 'Special
Constables who played? active parts in
the Dreads crisis and other' matters
concerning law and order resignedlast
week-end. Their reasons for so-doing
are said to have been due to Govt.in-
terference in Police affairs and are2
' in the national interestZ:"A-leading
'Specialtgives the reasons in the'NEW
CHRONICLE, .(Our comments next week).
TAX LIKE BUS H F I R E (p,)
.Cinema seats will cos-t more; and
more in Roseau than in Portsmouthl-A
$20 feBe will be slapped on every ad-
'vrtisement communication or tape
transmitted from Dominica 'for outside
broadcasting Thus, people will be con-
ditioned blaustrophobically bo -Radio
Deebious. /And as we all know, 'already
country taxis and trucks haveraised
their fares. i* Although Gbvt, declared
itself ,(p.14 of/ speech) unable to meet
its debt to UWI ($l.5 M), a. radio news
cast on budget day stated that $300,030
was being paid -up,instfalment s_ to 'fdobow
Of course,,the Ministerlslashed out
at the commercial' sector ('irregardless"'
of that sector's sufferings), and also
spoke of "sinister attempts at tax ev-
asion". Of the speech's-38 typed fool-
csap pages, seven at the start were an
extraneous preamble; and at the finidi
five pages were a Pae.ty sermon ending
with the words "these are my warnings
and..this is my budget speech",(Report
on the Debate next week).
-A C.S.A. RELEASE ON THE C.W.A._ TRIKE-
6The flagrant disregard by the employee
(Government)of the award of an Arbit-
ration Tribunal that a legitimate
agreementon salaries etc, be imple-
mented by July 31 t75 is stil-l unsoed.
On Fri.Aug.8 the OSA met the Authori-
ty for discussion,. After-two hours af
talk compromise proposals,including
settlement of arrears in pay- (1974) be
paid int, installments .s. from Aug. '75
IThat.new rates'be paid fr, July 31st.
3 & 4 concern difference between sal-
aries and new rates,and arrears Jan,
75 to JTune '75; and no victimisation.
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