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    Minutes of a Meeting: Minutes of a Meeting of the Finance Committee held on Wednesday, 24th August, 1949
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    Statutory Rules and Orders, 1949, no. 45: Prices Control (Amendment no. 2) Order, 1949
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    Statutory Rules and Orders, 1950, no. 1: Income Tax (Amendment) Rules, 1950
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Dominica.


Official


VCL. LXXTII


Gazette.


Spu li t itb p by utj o r i t p.

ROSEAU, MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 1950.


Government Notices.

Ad,,inilst, ator's Qffice,
30th January. 1950,
THE following particulars relating to
appointments, etc., in the public service
are published for general information:--
KNIGHT, HAROLD B. T. 2nd Class Clerk,
Treasury and Customs Department,
vacation leave granted from 3Uth
December to the 16th January, 1950
cancelled.
E. 490
SEVERIN, CLIFFORD A., 2nd Class Clerk,
agricultural Department, vacation
leave from 9th January to the 20th
January, 1950 inclusive.
E. 299
Administrators' Office,
30th January, 1950
THE Minutes of a Meeting of the
finance Committee held on Wednesday.
24th August, 1949, is published with this
issue of the Oficial Gazette for general
information
1336/47

Administrator, 's office,
30th January, 1950
The following Statutory Rules and
Orders are circulated with and form part
of this Gazette :-
No. 45 of 1919. The Prices Control
(Amendment No. 2) Order, 1949,
1186/42. Pt. II.
No. 1. of 1950, The Income Tax
(Amendment) Rules, 1950.
1442/49.
By Order
J. BULLY,
Acting Gcvernitmet Sccleta y.


No. 5


ROSEAU TOWN COUNCIL.
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS under Section 89 of the Ros-
eau Town Council Ordinance 19:87 (No. 23
of 1937) it is ordained that the Roseau
Town Council shall twice in each year not
later than the 31st day of January and
the 31st day of July, by Resolution declare
that a rate not exceeding one and a quar-
ter per cent on the values 'as assessed
under the said ordinance) of all houses
and lots of land in the Town of Roseau
shall be leviable as land and house rate
for the current year.
Be It Resolved by the Roseau Town
Council this 18th day of January, 1950,
that a rate of 'i shall be levied on the
values (as assessed under the said ordin-
ance) of all houses and lots of land in
the Town of Roseau for the current.
year.
Cl IFTON A. H. DIPIGNY,
IllMayor of lioscuu.
28-/37.

NOTICE
INCOME TAX RANCH,
Treasury Department,
24th Jan. 1950.
The following sections of Ordinance
No. 15 of 1925 are published for general
information.
34. (1) ''It shall he the duty of every
person chargeable with tax to i\e
notice to the Commissioners within
three months after the commence-
ment of any year of assessment that
he is so chargeable; provided that
in the year 1925 such notice shall be
given on or before the fifteenth day
of August
(2) The commissioners may by no-










tice in wri
furnish th
time with
such parti
for the pm
with respect
such person
(3) Any pe
to give sue
or to furni
lars shall
against thi
39. (l)" The Co
to assess e
with tax as
expiration
person for
(2) Where
return the
(a) acce
an a
(b) reft
and
judi
amo
inco
asse
(3) Where
a return am
of the opi
liable to pa
ing to the
determine
able incon
assess him
assessment


OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 1950.

ting require any person to rebate,reduction or repayment in res-
iem within a reasonable pect of tax for himself or any other
a return of income and person, or who in any return. account
culars as may be required particulars, made or furnished with
rposes of this Ordinance reference to tax, knowingly makes
ct to the income for which any false statement or false repre-
n is chargeable. sentations and
rson who fails or neglects (2) Any person who aids, abets, as-
ch notice of chargeability sists, counsels, incites or induces an-
shsuch returns or particu- other person: -
be guilty of an offence (a) to make or deliver any false
s Ordinance." return or statement under
mmissionersshall proceed this Ordinance; or
very person chargeable (b) to keep or prepare any false
s soon as may be after the accounts or particulars con-
of the time allowed to such cerning any income on which
the delivery of his return, tax is payable under this
a person has delivered a Ordinance;
Commissioners miay shall be liable on summary conviction
pt the return and make to a fine not exceeding one hundred
assessment accordingly; or pounds or to imprisonment with or
ise to accept the return without hard labour for a term not
, to the best of their exeseding six months.
cement, determine the Persons liable to pay Income Tax are
'unt of the chargeable hereby reminded that they are required
me of the person and to deliver a true and correct return of the
'ss him accordingly. whole of their income during 1949 not
a person has not delivered later than the 3!st March, 1950.
nd the Commissioners are Much inconvenience has been experi-
nion that such person is enced by this Department due to neglect
.y tax, they may, accord- by certain persons to carry out the require-
best of their judgement, ments of these sections and iti is the inten-
the amount of the charge- tion of the Commissioners to prosecute
ie of such person and defaulters this year.
accordingly, but such GERALD H. L. GRELL
shall not affect any lia- Ag. Comptroller of lucome Tax


ability otherwise incurred by such
person by reason of his failure or
neglect to deliver a return."
43. (3) On receipt of the notice of ob-
jection referred to in sub-section (2)
of this section, the Commissioners
may require the person giving the
notice of objection to furnish such
particulars as the Commissioners may
deem necessary with respect to the
income of the person assessed and o
produce all books or other documents
in his custody or under his control
relating to such income, and may
summon any person, who they think
is liable to give evidence respecting
the assessment, to attend before
them and may examine such person
(except the clerk, agent, servant
or other person confidentially em-
ployed in the affairs of the per-
son to be charged) on oath or,
otherwise."
54. "Any person guilty of an offence
against this Ordinance shall be liable
on summary conviction to a fine not
exceeding one hundred pounds or in
default of payment to imprisonment
with or without hard labour for any
term not exceeding six months."
55. (1) Any person who, for the pur-
pose of obtaining any deduction


NO(TIC E.

Commission of Inquiry- Post Office
Department.

MEMBERS of the public who are interes-
ted in giving evidence to the Commis-
sioners appointed to inquire intd the
functioning and organisation of the Post
Office, may do so at an Inquiry to be held
at the Magistrate's Court. Roseau on
Thursday 2nd of Iebruary, 1950 at 2.30 p.m
E. L ST. BERNARD
Chairman,
Commission, or Inquiry.
31st January, 1950

Education Department,
DOMINICA.
VACANCY FOR A SENIOR MASTER
GRAMMAR SCHOOL, DOMINICA.
APPLICA2IONS are invited for the vacant
pensionable post of a Senior Master, Dom-
inica Grammar School. (The Government
Secondary School for boys). The average
attendance for 1948 was 140.
2. Qualifications. Applicants should
hold a university degree and be qualified to
teach Latin and English up to the Higher
School Certificate standard.








OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY JANUARY 50, 1950. 24

3, Salary. The salary scale is ($1920 x POLICE NOTICE
120-$2400), and consideration would be
given to appointing a suitable applicant at WITH reference to Part 1, sectionn 2 of
an appropriate point in the scale in view the Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance
of his experience and qualification. No. 21 of 1919 of Dominica S. R & 0 No 53
4. Bonus. A cost of living bonus is of 1949 it is herely notified for genera.
payable at the rate of ten per cent on information that until further notice in
salary. the Q~'icioil G;zette the hours of t.unset
5. Quarters. Noquarters are provided and sunrise shall be respectively 5-5 5 M.
and no allowance is paid in lieu of such. and 6.45 A. M
6. Leave. Leave is earned in accor- In accordance with the above-mentioned
dance with local regulations and provision Ordinance Motor Vehicles will therefore
is made for assistance towards leave past bjear liirhts between the hours of i6.15 PM
age overseas. and 6 15 A.M.
7. Passage om. Fzst Appointment. EDWARD M FELIX,
The Officers passage on first appointment Ag Supt of I'olice
will be paid, as well as that of his wife MP 549/37.
and children of School age not exceeding
four, if they accompany him or follow him
within twelve months from the date of his Trade Marks Office,
first appointment. Dominica,
8 Coditiots of Service. The Officer 10th January, 1950
will be subject to Colonial Regulations and INOT (C E .
local General Orders. DOMINION TEXTILE COMPANY
9. Clo.siig ite. Applications, stating LIMITED of 710 Victoria Square, Mon-
the applicant's age, qualifications and
teaching experience, and indicating the trea, Quebe, C da; anufacure
have applied for tlhe registration of one
earliest date on which he could assume have apple for the registration of one
trade mark consisting of the following
duty should be addressed to His Honour trade mark consisting of the folowin
wand and device
the Administrator, Dominica. to arrived and device
not later than the 31st. of January 1950.
J HAMILTON MAURICE, ft
Education Officer. .' I


1010/48.
NOTICE.

POST OF SECRETARY TO CENTRAL
HOUSING AUTHORITY.
APPLICATIONS are invited for the post
of Secretary to the Central Housing
Authority.
The salary of the post is in the scale
$',248x$96--$1,723, plus a cost of living
allowance at the rate of 10% of salary,
The commencing salary may be anything
up to $1,440, depending on the applicant's
qualifications and experience.
The applicant must possess a knowledge
of building construction.
Applications should be addressed to the
Chairman, the Central Housing Authority,
and should reach him not later than the
15th February, 1950
By Order
R, F' ARMOUR
Ag. Chairman, C H.A.


in Class XXIV, that is to say, Cotton
Textile fabrics
The applicants claim to have used the
said trade mark for one month before the
19th day of February. 1948.
Any person may within three months
from the date of ths first appearance or
this advertisement in the Dominica
Official Gazette give notice, in duplicate
at the Trade Marks Office. Dominica, of
opposition to registration of the said Trai e
Mark.
A. B. MARIE,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks
Agent:-W. F. HARRISON. Esq.,
Roseau.








OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 1950.


ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCE THE GOVERNOR
TO THE GRENADA LEGISLATIVE COUNCILL .

Honourable Members of the Grenada Legislative Council:
Among the Papers to be laid on the Table of this House to-day you will find an
Address which ] delivered in Domi-ica on the 8th of this month. In it I reviewed
a number of Group problems and tried to relate them to the problems of the British
Commonwealth of which we form part.
There is little of Group interest that I can usefully add now to that Address and
most of what I have to say this morning concerns Grenada.-
This scarcely merits the title of address and, indeed, there would have been no
time to prepare anything formal since my return on Monday evening. In the first
instance I should like to record that the Dominica Legislature approve yesterday an
agreement.with the Colonial Development Corporation under which the Corporation
will set up a fruit packing plant mainly for citrus. This opens the way for relative-
ly large scale participation by the Corporation in the Colony's development Be-
sides the fruit packing plant, the Corporation will finance a hydro-electric' plant
near Roseau and a cold storage. In addition they huve it in mind to develop at
least one citrus estate.
Furthermore, as announced earlier this year, His Majesty's Government have
given a very generous grant for basic communications. This will enable us to open
up large areas of the Island which has suffered for so long from the lack of roads.
Honourable Members will be listening in a few moments to His Honour the
Administrator's review and later in the proceedings the Honourable the Treasurer
will outline the Colony's financial position.
While we should be very thankful to note thd improved outlook for 1950 we
should also recognize that the improvement is due, very largely, to causes beyond
our control. I refer to the rise in prices for our export crops, particularly cocoa.
We cannot control these prices and there is no room for complacency so long as our
whole economy is liable to totter at the first price fall.
The remedy is obvious, but not easy. On the one hand we have to reduce the
cost and increase the efficiency of our Administrative machine; on the other we have
to increase Colony revenue.
Taking the expenditure side first I have remarked more than once that there
has been a somewhat haphazard expansion of services and staffs to meet modern
demands. And 1 can assure Honourable Members that Government Administration
to-day is very much more exacting and complicated than it was before, or even
during the war. This Council and the St. Vincent Council have already decided to
call in an efficiency expert next year to review the entire administrative machine
Such a survey ought in my opinion to lead to much greater efficiency- the elimina.
tion of waste, better revenue collection, greater satisfaction to the public and some
reduction in stalf.
I believe that we should also face up to the hard fact that our terms of service
require revision on a group basis in the light of conditions of service recently, intro-
duced elsewhere in the Caribbean. A well paid and contented Service is seldom bad
and a badly paid Service is seldom good. A small, well paid and well trained Service
can operate an efficient administrative machine. A larger, poorly paid service is.
likely to be inefficient and therefore more expensive. When Sir IVaurice Holmes'
report on the Unification of the Public Services if published I propose to approach
the four Windwards Legislatures on this subject.
Before I pass on to the Revenue question I feel that I ought to interpolate a
comment on the deletion during Finance Committee of two posts from Grenada's
establishment. I refer to the posts of Assistant Administrator and Supervisor of
Forests.
The creation of the former pest for a trial period of 3 years was agreed to by
this Council in December, 1947, in response to urgent representations by my prede.
Scessor, who foresaw a complete breakdown of the Colony's administrative machine
unless a responsible, senior officer were appointed as deputy to the Administrator
The Secretary of State reserved the matter until I came in June 1948. It was im-
mediately apparent to me that the Administration of Grenada was literally cracking
. under the strain placed upon it. These small Island Administrations were neyer
meant to carry the full-scale load of Government administration as it is to-day.
They have no parallel, so far I am aware, in the Empire. The Administrator.has
quasi-gubernatorial status and responsibilities, and he receives nearly'all the corres.
pondence that comes to Governors from London. In addition he has to deal with all
the day to day local problems, large and small-but all time-taking-that in big-
ger countries devolve on district officers. He has to see very many people and ought
to travel frequently about the Island. No one man can do all these things.









OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 1950.

Unfortunately Grenada has not yet had the benefit of the new post for long
enough to realise its value. This has been due to absences on leave. But I can assure
Honourable Members from my own knowledge and experience which has been
unusually varied-that we cannot get along here in Grenada without a senior assis.
tant to the Administrator. As I said just now worth while results are difficult to
achieve. It is easy to strike out a post with a blue pencil, but it. is very difficult to
attain efficiency-and by efficiency I mean economy too. In a Government depart-
ment it is not the tail that does the wagging. It may be that our tails are already
too long. What we need is more driving force at the head and that is precisely
what the addition of this post was intended to give us
As regards the post of Forest Supervisor, I am aware that Forestry has been a
neglected science in these Islands Only recently has it been possible to appoint a
Forestry Officer to Dominica. A second Forestry Officer is now being reerui ed for
the other three Windward Colonies. Hoth these appointments are to be financed
from development and welfare funds and they are short-lived appointments. When
these officers leave us each Colony will need a trained officer to carly on a sound
policy. Forestry officers like all specialists require training and, as Honourable
Members are aware, funds for such training, which is to be of a practical nature
are available under another Development and Welfare Scheme. In my Dominica
Address I quoted from a recent speech by the Prime Minister of Canada, who said
To many thoughtful people it appears today that the application of science and
engineering to the conservation of the soil, the production (f better crops and the
more economical use of tre products of field and forest may be even more important
than the development of industry to the future of the human race." With our
small mountainous country and high rainfail, which we must m:iinLain in the inter.
est of our orchard crops, we above all, cannot afford to neglect our forests. It is
not necessary to go to the American dust-bowl or to the edge of the Sahara Desert
to see what erosion and desiccation mean. A trip through the Grenadines should
convince any doubter. Even in parts of Grenada the ruination of land continues by
a slow, inexorable process which may often pass unnoticed till very serious damage
has been done. A gradual diminution in stream flow in the dry weather, a gradual
falling off in crop yields--these are two of the more obvious signs which were noted
by Mr. Burra on his recent visit to the Mount St. ( atherine area. His opinion, to
which 1, personally, attach great weight, was that the margin cf safety has already
been passed in that area and tnat unless steps are taken soon we may sacrifice the
northern portion of the Island. If we allow such a tragedy to happen what will
posterity say of our stewardship?
The outline of a Forest Poliey for Grenada was approved by this Council in 1945
and now that we seem about to be able to put it into effect I feel sure that you
would not wish to place the Administration in the position of the Israelites of old.
Later on in the proceedings it is proposed to seek Council's approval to reinsert
provision for the two posts I have discussed.
I regret the length of my interpolation but these matters sdem to me of funda-
mental importance.
Turning now to Revenue I have read with appreciation the interim I port of
the Select Committee Action on two of their principal recommendations has
already been taken. I hope this House will decide to act on the Committee's third
principal recommendation today. I refer to the Income Tax Amendment Bill. The
suggestion has been made that this should stand over till we have recast our Devel-
opment Plan and decided our immediate ban requirements.
It seems to me, however, that whatever a further review of our financial posi.
tion and of our programme of development may show, it will certainly 'not avoid
the need for more revenue. Our ship of state can be run aground by any adverse
breeze from the markets of the world. We must have money for capital develop-
ment and even with the abnormally high prices now prevailing our revenue margin
leaves little over for public works and nothing for reserve -let alone for the servic-
ing of a new loan
Before I conclude, I wish to express my deep regret that next year must see
the retirement of the Chief Justice of the Windward and Leeward Islands. I am
sure that all who know Sir Clement Malone would wish me on this occasion to pay a
tribute to him, both as a Judge and as a man as a great man. Sir Clement and Lady
Malone occupy a very special position in our respect and affeciions, and I know we
all hope they will settle down in our midst and that they will enjoy very many years
of happiness
In conclusion, may I once again, on behalf of my wife and myself, record our
gratitude to the people of the Windward Islands for the wealth of kindnessyou have
shown us. I ish you all the compliments of the Christmas Seaon and.a successful
New Year which we look forward to sharing with you.
22nd December, 1919.








27 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 1950.,

SALE OF PROPERTIES FOR THE RECOVERY OF TAXES.
-----^----
PROVOST MARSHAL'S OFFICE,
DOMINICA,
13th January, 1950.
TAKE NOTICE that the following properties, which were bought in
by the Government on the 3rd day of February, 1949, for default in pay-
ment of Municipal Tax, 1948, if not redeemed on or before the 2nd day of
March, 1950, will be put up for sale by Public Auction on the day and at the
place hereinafter mentioned and Certificate of Purchase will be issued im-
mediately.


Properties.


2 houses, 1 lot, Hillsboro St.
1 house, Upper Lane
1 house, Back St.
1 lot, 1 house, 1 out house,
Bath Lands
1 house, 1 lot. River St.
1 house, Pottersville
1 house, Queen St.
1 house, 1 out house,
River St.
1 house, King's Lane
1 house, 1 lot, Cork St.
1 house, 1 lot, 1 out house,
Grandby St.
1 house, I lot, Bath Road
1 house, 1 lot, Queen St.
1 house, 1 lot, Queen St.
1 house, Virgin Lane
1 house, 1 lot, 1 out house,
Upper Lane
1 house, 1 out house,
Queen St.
1 house, Queen St.
1 house, Road Road
1 house, 1 lot, 1 out house,
Cork St
1 house, Hanover St.
1 lot, Bath Road
I house, River St.
1 lot, High St.
1 house, Bath Road
1 house, ,,
1 house, 1 lot, Queen St.
1 house, 1 lot, Market St.
1 house, Glover Lane
1 house, River St.
1 house, Pottersville
1 house, Bath Lands
1 lot, River St.
1 house, Queen St.
4 houses, 1 lot, Portersville
1 house Pottersville
1 house, Queen St.
1 house, Gt. Marlboro St.
1 lot, Grandby St.
1 house, 1 lot, 1 out house,
Market St.
1 house, 1 lot, I out house,
Hillsboro St.
1 house, 1 lot, I out house,
Hanover St.
1 house, 1 lot, 1 out house,
Field Lane
I house, 1 lot, 1 out house,
Cork St.
1 house, Turkey Lane


Place of
Sale.

Provost
Marshal's
Office.





Date of Reason why Sold.
Sale.

Thursday, For default in payment
2nd March of Municipal Tax, 1948,
1950 by :-
at 11 a.m. Parry W. Bellot
Mary Babylas
Rebecca Bellot

J. C. Bruney
Justin Baron
James Dyer
L. P. Daniel

Maggie Gardier
Violot Gabriel
S Alice C. Joseph

Johnson Jno. Baptiste
Est. Clementine Jackson
,, Hypolite Jean Phillip
Michel Jean Phillip
Clementine Jackson

Josephine Joseph

,, Mary Joseph
Charles Jeffrey
Henrietta Jean Jacques

Alice C. Joseph
,, George A. Johnson
Conrad Jean Jacques
Minnie John
Mabel Lundy
Do.
M. J. Lundy
Tanton Remy
George Matters
,, Mary Maxime
Charles Matthew
,, Lydia Meade
Octavia Nordd
Joel Peters
Edmund Roberts
John Remy
Henry Sullivan
,, George Smith
Elmira Timothy
Marian Thompson

Charles C. C. Bellot

Joseph A. Bellot

Maud Dalrymple

Leslie Deschamps
,, Irma Didier
Gifford S. Didier








OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 1950.'


Properties.


2 houses, 1 lot, 2 cut houses,.
New St.
1 house, 1 lot, 1 out house,
Hillsboro St
1 house, 1 lo1, 1 out house,
Castle St.
1 house, I lot. 1 out house,
church St.
1 hous, 1 lot, Church St.
1 house, 1 lot, 1 out house,
Old St.
1 house, 1 lot, I out house,
Fort Lane
1 house, 1 lot, Hanover St.


222/15.


Plce of Date of
Sale. Sale.


Provost
Marshal's
Office.
I I


Thursday,
2nd,-March
1950
at 11 a.m.


Reason) why Sold.

For default in payment
of Municipal Tax, 1948,
by :-


, E.st. J. H. Sully-Joseph


Est. Jane Lawrence
[Bahvlas & ors.
Clarlta Quaglio, nee


, Sylvia E. Rawle
Est. A. C. Shillingford

Heirs. Julien Simon

Est. A. C. Shillingford
,. rust', S'. ( Geo e'; s l, i '
A. B. MARIE,
Actg. roostot Mal rsial.


COLONY OF DOMINICA.

n --

TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT
REGISTRY OF TITLES. ISLAND OF 1)JMNIC,1
Schedule of Applications foi Certificates of Title and Nrting' tlheeon., and Civ_-lts. for t!h-
veek hiding the i2th day of Nov:-mber, 19 ).


Date of Request.


Person Presenting


Nature of request. whether for Certificate
of Title or Noting thereon, or Caveat


Request for issue of MIaud Parham n6e Roach Request for issue of First Certificate
First Certificate of Title by her Solicitor of Title (with plan attached) in respect of
dated 91st September, G. A. James that lot of land in the Parish of St Patrick
1949 Presented known as Mlorne Bouchere, containing
12th November, tI-li).
at !1.No 0 .m. 3132 sq. ft. and bounded as follows:--
North Easterly by land of Lucien Thonils; South-Easterly by the spa; North-Westerly-by land
of Mrs Nelson Defoe; South-Vesterly by land of J sep 1 Taverier.


Registrar's Office,
Roseau,
23rd November, 1950.


A. R. MARIE,
Acting Rcgistrairc oj Titles.


Nor-I.--Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Certificate of Title on the above
application may enter a Caveat in the above office within two weeks from the date of the first
appearance of the above Schedule in the Oji:ial Gt:.zttc ail the Dj)nmicaa Chi',onice
newspaper published in this Island.








METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER KEPT AT BOTANIC GARDENS, DOMINICA.


THERMOMETER.


Date Day.
1919. D

9a m.


Nov. 1 Tues.
2 Wei.
S3 Thurs.
4 Fri
S5 Sat.
6 Sun
7 M n.
,, 8 Tus.
9 Wel.
,, 10 Thurs.
L 1 Fri.
,, 12 3'it.
,, 13 Sun.
14 Man.
,, 15 Tues.
S16 Wed.
,,17 Thus
S18 Fri.
,, 19 Sat.
20, Sun.
,, 21 Mon.
,, 22 Tues.
23 Wed.
24] Thurs.
25: Fri.
26 Sat.
27 Sun.
28M Mon.
29 Tnes.
30 Wed.


81
81

81
85

79
81
78
79
82
82

83
82
82
81
8)
81

81
73
83
82
78
79
73

78
76


ry.

3p m. 9 a.r


Wet.

n. 3p.m.


76
77

77


79
77
75
76
78


78
77
74
76
77


78
77
73
76
77


75
76
74


Relative
Humidity.


9a.m.



72
77

73
65

90
84
85
74
76
76

76
64
76
62
76
76

76
85
80
76
85
85

72
79
94


Thermometer.


Barometer
Corrected.
Reduced to 32 Fh.
Fnlld .Sra T.Lril


3pm. Max'm. Min'm. 9am. 3p.m.



56 85 71 29.99 2988
62 E6 71 2990 2988

65 86 71 29.88 29.83
73 29.93

69 87 72 29.95 29.94
56 86 72 29.99 29 93
56 87 72 30 00 29.99
56 86 70 30.00 29.95
62 88 70 29.95 2983
72 29.83 -
Qa 0(1 r OQ on 290 0 c
9 2 83


29.90
29.90
29.90
29.85
29.90

29.90
29.90
29.90
29.90
29.91
29.90

29.95
29.85
29.90
j


29.83
29.83
29.83
29.88


29.83
29.83
29.88
29.85
29.83


29 82
29.80
29.83


Rainall.


2.68

L. L. DE VERTUIL,
Agricultural Superintendent.


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Rainfall for the Rainfall for the
Year 1949. Year 1948.


-Mths. Ins. Pts.iMths. Ins. Pts.


January 2.06 January 5.95
February 6.44 February 4. 54
March 2. 731 March 1 48
April 1.46 April 2.11
May 2.581 May 4.60
June 13 02 June 6. 12
July 11. 41 July 12. 84
August 9 69 August 8.41
September 12. 75 September 8.67
October 9. 32 October 8. 40
November 2 68 November 9. 37
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DOMINICA.


Minutes of Meetinlg of Finianee

Columi ittee.

AT a meeting of the Finance Committee held at 10.45 a.m.
on Wednesday, 24th August, 1949, in the Administrator's Office.
Present :
His Honour C. A. HARNEY, Acting Administrator,
C iirman.
The Honourable E.L. ST BERNARD, Acting Crown Attorney
A. D. BOYD, Acting Treasurer,
,, C. A. H. DUPIGNY,
ARTHUR PEMBERTON,
G. AUSTIN WINSTON,
S T. M. BERTRAND.
S C. J. L. DUPIGNY,
S J. 0. AIRD,
,, H. D. SHILLINGFORD, C.B E.
G. M. PUCKRIDGE, C.M.G., (Observer).
On Leave :
The Honourable Mrs. ELMA NAPIER.
Confirmation of Minutes.
The Minutes of the Meetings held on 27th July and 5th Au-
gust, 1949, respectively were read, amended and confirmed.
Business arising out of the Minutes.

164/47 Surveyors.
Mr. C A H. DUPIGNY advocated that some young men should
be sent for training in surveying and that it should form part of
our Development Programme.
He pointed out that money allocated for the construction of a
road to Vieille Case under the first Development and Welfare
Scheme, had been lost to Dominica because of lack of Surveyors.
The Committee recommended that provision should be made
in the Estimatec for that purpose.
824/44 Treasury Boatmen.
Mr. C. A. H. DUPIGNY referred to the question of the working
hours for Treasury boatmen and asked what action had been taken
on the matter.






The Acting Treasurer informed Mr. DUPIGNY that the matter
was now before the Acting Crown Attorney for amendment of the
S. R. & 0.
58/ 3 D. D. T.
Mr. C. A. H. DUPIGNY said that he had heard Honourable
members speak highly of the effects of D. D. T. spraying by the
Sanitary personnel of the Medical Department, and complained
that the D.D T. sold locally appeared to be no good. He thought
that a wrong idea was created about D.D.T. and a stop should.be
put to the selling of such D. D. T. Mr. DUPIGNY asked that the
S. M.O. be consulted with a view to obtaining the lowest standard
of D.D.T. which will be effective and if necessary give legal au-
thority to prevent the selling of D.D.T. below that standard.
His Honour promised to go into the matter.
31[/1:9 Squatter Control.
The "Forest Squatting Control Scheme," submitted by the
Committee appointed for that purpose was discussed.
Mr. BURRA, who was called to the meeting, explained various
points.
In the Estimated Revenue the amount estimated for "Re-
covery in Survey and Registration Fees" was reduced from $27,-
960.00 to $21,318.00.
The Committee approved of the revised scheme.
Supplementary Votes.
The Committee approved of Supplementary Votes to meet ex-
penditure under the following heads:
Head. Sub-head. Amount.
93J/4) XXVIII. 1. Personal Emoluments-
Financial Secretary. $1,423.00
175/49 XVII. 12. Refunds of over payments. 511.80
589/.9 J. H. C. Grell.
The Committee approved of a supplementary vote of 6. 11. 0
to meet costs awarded in favour of the Plaintiff against the Re-
gistrar in a case re the seizure of a car allegedly belonging to Mr.
J. H. C. Grell.

C 57/48 Proposed Meterological Service.
His Honour read the financial implications of a proposed Mete-
orological Service for the British Caribbean Colonies and the
Bahamas and stated what it would cost to set up a synoptic re-
porting station in the Colony under the proposed service.
Mr. AIRD said that it should be considered also in the light of
hurricane warnings, etc. but pointed out that the Americans pro-
vided an efficient service for that purpose at Porto Rico free of
charge.







The Committee refused to consider the proposal until such
time as an Air Service was inaugurated in the Colony.
12!0/48 Storm Damage.
His Honour informed members that he had received a state-
n mnt from the Director of Works showing the amounts spent on
S.orm Damage.
The Committee asked for copies of the statement to be circu-
hted to them.
His Honour promised to do so.
J21/4) Telephone Exchange, St. Joseph.
His Honour read a minute from the Director of Works in reply
to Mr. BERTRAND'S query at a previous meeting regarding the
building at St. Joseph.
Mr. BERTRAND stated that the Telephone Exchange had since
b3en transferred to the new building.
Adjournment.
The Committee then adjourned to 2.30 p.m.
Resumption.
On resumption all present with the exception of Hon.J.O.AIRD.
120/11_7 Directorate General of Civil Aviation,
British Caribbean Area.
His Honour read a letter from the Director Gener~ l of Civil
Aviation, British Caribbean Area submitting a statement of ex-
p nditure of the Directorate for the period 19th August, 1946 to
l3st December. 1948, and asked that the Committee approve of
the amount of $717. C6, Pominica's contribution to 31st December,
1949.
Mr. WINSTON moved that the matter be deferred pending the
implementing of the Air Service.
Mr. SHILLINGFORD stated that the frequent postponements of
Sthe Air Service after definite dates had been fixed, made the Com-
nmittee fee] that there was no assurance that the service would be
given.
The Committee supported Mr. WINSTON'S motion.
(Mr. AIRD came in and took his seat

95-3/4') Technical Conferences Caribbean Commission,
His Honour read a letter from the Caribbean Commission a:k-
ing this Colony to indicate in which of the Conferences of techni-
cal personnel the Government wou!d be prepared to participate by
Sending a representative.
Mr. WINSTON was of the opinion that it was essential that
Dominica should be represented in these West Indian movements
Sand hoped that a representative would be sent to represent Domi-
nica.







Mr. SHILLINGFORD said that in view of the recent meeting of
of the Customs Union Commission, it would not be wise to partici-
pate in the Conference on Standardisation of Methods of Report-
ing Trade Statistics before the report of the Commission was
received.
The Committee decided that there was no officer in the Colony
qualified to represent the Colony.
Mr. WINSTON wished it to be recorded that he protested about
this decision.
859/49 Sale of White Lodge.
The Committee agreed to the purchase of White Lodge which
is at present rented by Government.
C. 5L/48 Postage Stamps to commemorate the 75th
Anniversary of the Foundation of the
Universal Postal Union.
The Committee approved of expenditure to meet the cost of
dies and plates of designs for the special issue of postage stamps.
945/49 Installation of Telephones in Viliages.
His Honour read a minute from the Director of Works stating
the cost of installing telephones in various villages.
The Committee agreed that a telephone should be installed in
a suitable house at Massacre.
540/40 Water Supply St. Joseph.
Mr. SHILLINGFORD pointed out the neces-ity for the St.
Joseph Water Service. He stated that St. Joseph was the most
thickly populated village and a serious fire there would burn down
the whole place.
His Honour replied that the scheme for the St. Joseph Water
Supply had been forwarded to the Governor.
110/43 Telephone Serviec.
Mr. SHILLINGFORD mentioned that the Telephone Service was
rotten. That the Salisbury line was on the ground for months be-
cause of broken posts which had not been replaced and a break on
the lines took four days to be repaired.
Mr. PEMBERTON also complained of the Service at Soufriere.
His Honour promised to get a detailed report on the lines from
St. Joseph to Portsmouth and from Roseau to Soufriere.
957/46 Free Telephones to Members of Legislative
Council.
Mr. BERTRAND asked for members of Council to be supplied
with Telephones at half rate.
Mr. WINSTON was opposed to that and said that if Govern-
ment was inclined to Mr. BERTRAND'S suggestion they must give
telephones free.






On the matter being put to the vote, the majority was in
favour of free telephone- being given to members of Council.
(Mr. AIRD, with His Honour's permission, retired from the
meeting )
s71/49 Village Road Dublanc.
His Honour read a minute from the Director of Works stating
that the road was in good condition as far as Colihaut.
Mr SHILLINGFORD said that the road from St. Joseph to
Batalie was in a beastly condition and that it was not good enough
for the horse "Rose Garland" to go over.
Mr. BERTRAND pointed out that he had referred to the roads
in the villages of St. Joseph. Couiibistrie, Colihaut, Bioche, Du
Blanc and Capuchin respectively and not to the Coastal road from
St. Joseph to Colihaut. He stated that these roads were in bad
condition and should be repaired.
94.1/4< British Industries Fair 1950.
His Honour read a telegram from the West India Committee
asking whether Dominica would participate in the British Indus-
dustries Fair, 1950.
The Committee agreed that this Colony should participate and
that space costing not more than 50 should be reserved.
10/, E:stablishment of Central Police Training
School for W11indward Islands.
His Honour read a memorandum from His Excellency the
Governor on the above subject.
Mr. SHILLINGFORD was of the opinion that unle-s ther- was
interchangeability in the Police Force between the islands there
would be a rotten Police Force and until that was conceded he
wished it to be recorded that he would resist any Police Measure.
The Committee approved of local train ng in each Island
through a travelling supernumerary Police Officer, and one N. C 0.
instructor who must be from the local foice of the Colony.
569/-9 Other Business.
699/4Sl Du Jean Road.
Mr. SHILLINGFORD informed His Honour that work had been
started on the Du Jean Road and stopped, and stressed the neces-
sity for the completion of the road so that a light truck could get
t) the end to lift bananas.
Mr. SHILLINGFORD read a letter fiom the Director of Works
and claimed that the recommendations of the Ccmmittee appoint-
ed to consider the roads which should be given priority had been
changed. He charged that priority had now been given to social
roads and not economic roads.
Mr. SHILLINGFORD stated that a start could be made on cer-
tain roads which did not require heavy equipment for their con-






struction and that if needs be a Special Warrant should be obtained.
His Honour explained that he was not aware that the priority
advised by the Committee had been changed, but in view of the
Governor's telegram and in order to make a start the estimates
that were first available were cabled off. His Honour assured
members that the estimates for the other roads would soon follow.
Mr. WINSTON said that the Secretary of State could not have
been given a true picture of the Norway fiasco, which occurance
he attributed to the experts of the Colonial Development and
Welfare who had been given control of the scheme and had no
experience of local conditions.
Mr. WINSTON asked for a copy of the telegram sent to the
Governor.
The Acting Treasurer suggested that it might be possible to
put up some of the schemes which were within the resources of
the Colony and said that one or two roads could be done right
now.
His Honour promised to go into the matter.
Adjournment.
The Meeting then adjourned sine die.
D. K. BURTON,
Clerk of the Council.

Confirmed this 7th day of September, 1949.
C. ADDISON HARNEY,
Acting Administrator.






DOMINICA.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1949, No. 45.

PRICES CONTROL ORDER.

ORDER MADE BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY UNDER THE AU-
THORITY OF THE DEFENCE REGULATIONS (CONTINUATION
No. 2) ORDER, 1947, (S.R. & 0. 1947, No. 77).
[Gazetted 30th January, 1950.]
1. Short Title. This Order may be cited as the Prices-
Control (Amendment No. 2) Order, 1949, and shall be read as one
with the Prices Control Order, 1947 (S. R. & 0. 1947, No. 6), as
amended, (hereinafter referred to as the principal Order).
2. Amendment of First Schedule. Part A of the First
Schedule to the principal Order, as amended, is hereby further
amended by deleting therefrom the items "Butter-Table".
"Salt-Course", "Oil (Cooking) in bulk", "Fish--Smoked
(Bloaters)"; and by substituting for the items Kerosene Oil, Fer
drum" "Kerosene Oil, ex drum", "Kerosene Oil, per case,"
"Kerosene Oil, per tin," occurring therein, the following

WHOLESALE. RETAIL. )Otil PI'art
L].cward TownI of Ilh l' nl[l
ARTICLES. il Ditri,.ts-
I *, it.ii M i.I]M ti
,Portmiouth.

Kerosene Oil,
per (driu ... .. 1/1 per gal.
Kerosiisll (il.
ex drumi ... .. 2/22 .4d. per pint 4dl. per pint.
Kerosene Oil,
per ca, ... ... 2 /4 per case
Kero,)scui Oil,
per til ... ... 14/2 per case






3. Amendment to Second Schedule. List C of the
Second Schedule to the principal Order as amended is hereby fur
their amended by the addition of the following:-
WHO)LESALE. RETA L.
Butter-Table 7A% 15%
Salt-Coarse 20% 25%
(il (Cooking) in bulk 7j% 12%
Fish--Smoked (Bloaters) 7j% 15%
Made this 31st day of October, 1949.
C. ADDISON HARNEY,
Competent Authority.
1186/42. Pt. IL


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DONINICA.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.

1950, No. 1.

RULES MADE BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL UNDER AUTHORITY OF
SECTION 57 OF THE INCOME TAX ORDINANCE, 1925.
(Gazetted 30th January, 1950.]

1. Short Title. These Rules may be cited as the Income
Tax (Amendment) Rules, 1950, and shall be read as one with the
Income Tax Rules, 1925, (S.R. & O. 1926, No. 3) (hereinafter re-
ferred to as the principal Rules) and all amendments thereto.
2. Amendment of Schedule. For Schedule H of the
principal Rules the following shall be substituted:--

SCHEDULE H.


No. of As-,sm>'nt......... DO M INICA.
[Any correspotidee relat-ing to this \ TAX
;e-. ic'l t l;. st U11 ote ll th No. of Assess-
ni" ai)ove.] (ORDINANCE, NO. 15 OF 1925.)
YEAR OF ASSESSMENT ENDING 31sT DECEMBER, 19
NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT UNDER SUBSECTION (1) OF SECTION 43 OF THE ABOVE ORDINANCEE.

T O ................................ .. .. ..... ..... .... ...... ..................o f ........................................................
TAKE NOTICE that assessment to Income Tax has been duly made upon you for the year of assessment eliding 31st )ecemlber, 1!)......
nIdI'er the "Heads" specilled blow by tie Coimmiisaionier, of Incomn Tax.


Source of n11coi0me.


Income from letting houses, lands or other property ...
Profits from cultivation of land ... ... .
Income from occupation of lands and buildings ... .
Incomle fronl dividends, interest, annuities, royalties, & ..
Profits or gains from trade, business, profession or vocation ...
IJllcolle frott employment or puension... ... .
Wife's income ... ... ...
Income from any other source not included under above "Heads"
TOTAL INCOME ASSESSED
Less deductions in respect of :- $
Wear and Tear ... .........
Interest, &c.. ... ... .........
NET INCOME ASSESSED .
Less allowances in respect of :-


Earned Income.


Allowance
under Sec. 15.


Amount of
Assessment.
$ 9
............ .......


... ............ .......
. .. ...... ... .... .. .

... .... ....... ..............





..............- .........


Tax charged ..
Tax on Mortgage or Debenture
Interest tSection 33.]...


$


Less tax paid or payable through
a company [Section 24. ........................
HARGEABLE INCOIE .. Less double taxation relief [Sec-
CHARGEABLE INCOME .. ... .... tions 46 to 48.] ... ... ................
Less set off in respect of loss in previous year ... ... .... s C it
NET CHARGEABLE INCOME ... *Less Tax Credit
NET TAX PAYABLE TO THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY ... ...___ ..___.
If you do not signify any objection to the above assessment the NET TAX as above must )b paid or remitted without further application or notice to the
FINANCIAL SECRETARY, Dominica, on or before 31st AUGUST, 19.......
OBJECTIONS TO, AND APPEALS AGAINST ASSESSMENTS.
If you dispute the above assessment, or any part thereof, you min y by notice of objection in writing app.l' to the Coirnissioner. to review and revise tlhe
'sses smnt. Such application must state precisely the grounds of your ol jetioni and must be lide within fifteen days of the service of this notice of assess-
meit upon you. [Section 43(2) 1.
In the event of your subsequently agreeing with the Commissioners as to the amount at which you are liable to stand assessed, the assessment will, when
necessary, be amended accordingly. [Section 43(4)].
Should you fail to coomi to an agreemilit as above, you are entitled t) app 1d to a Julg, of th Saprein~ Court lupon giving notice in writing to the Colm-
Iissioners within fifteen days from the date of the refusal of the Commissioners to aiand the assesin1.ut as desired:. (Section 41(1)1.
D ated th is......... day of ........................19...............................
For the Coonrissioners of Income Tax.
N.B. -If a1ny tax is not p lid within the prescribd timtr or siilch further period as iny b1) allowed by the Collector, a sum equal to five per centum of the amount
of the tax plyable shill ).i add thereto, anwl sudh siui sh 1ll be collected and recovered: in the same inner as the tax and as part thereof. [Saction -5.]
Made by the Governor in Council this 11th day of January,
1950.


1442/49.


D. K. BURTON,
Clerk of the Council.


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