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    Report: Report on the Vital Statistics of the Colony of Dominica for the year 1948
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    Ordinance no. 3 of 1950: Police Pensions (Amendment) Ordinance 1950
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    Ordinance no. 4 of 1950: Consular Conventions Ordinance, 1950
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Dominica


Official


Gazette.


VOL. LXXIII ROSEAU, MONDAY,

Government Notices.


Administrator's Ofice,
27th April, 1950
APPLICATIONS are invited for the post of
Draughtsman in the Public Works Depart-
ment, Dominica. The duties of the post
will be the preparation of plans and work-
ing drawings for simple building projects,
from. rough sketches. An elementary
knowledge of measurements for quantities
Should be an added qualification.
The' salary of the post is $ 1248 x $ 96
-$ 1738, commencing salary according to
qualifications, The post is pensionable.
Leave will be in accordance with local
regulations. Quarters are not provided
Applications with details of experience,
qualifications,recommendations etc. should
be forwarded to reach the Director of
Works, Dominica, not later than 10th
June, 1950.
759747.

Administrator's Office,
28th April 1950.
Applications are invited for the post of
Mechanic on the Government launch at
Dominica. Applicants must have a first
class knowledge of marine diesel engines.
Knowledge of high frequency wireless is
an additional qualification which will com-
mand a higher salary. Salary according
to qualifications up to $100 monthly.
Applications should be addressed to the
Director of Works Dominica and should
reach him not later than the 31st May.
1950.
1159/49


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MAY 8, 1965. No. 21

Administrator's *fice,
29th April, 1950.
IT is notified for general information
that the Secretary of State for the Colon
ies has notified His Excellency the Govern-
or that the King will not be advised to
exercise His Majesty's power of disallow.
ance with respect to the undermentioned
Ordinances passed by the Legislative
Council of Dominica:-
No. 15 of 1949. An Ordinance further
to amend "The Customs Import
and Export Tariff Consolidation
Ordinance 1930."
1800/48.
No. 24 of 1949. An Ordinance further
to amend the Customs Import and
Export Tariff Consolidation Ordin-
ance, 1930,
1120/49.
No. 27 of 1949. An Ordinance further
to amend the Stamp Act, (Cap. 1835).
955/49.
No. 32 of 1949. An Ordinance to de.
clare the terms and conditions
applicable to Loans authorized to
be raised by the Government of
Dominica and to provide for the
creation of Inscribed Stock
14S8'49.

Administrator's Q(Jiee.
2nd May, 1950.
The following particulars relating to
appointments etc. in the public service are
published for general infermatie:-
ALEXANDER. Mrs. ENA, G.S.O. Class fIr
Nurse Midwife, Medical Department,
vacation leave from 22nd April to 8th
May 19!50 inclusive,
E. 502


ius lisUt e bI!,65 t butboritp .









OFFICIAL GAZE=E, MQNiIYAX, IMAY 8, 195O0


BAPTISTE; Mrs. CORNELIA C.. G.S.O. Class
III, Nurse Roseau Hospital, vacation
leave from 3rd May to 22nd June, 1950
inclusive.
E: 237
BURTON. HAROLD C., Cocoa Assistant,
Agricultural Department, vacation
leave from Ist May to 20th June, 1950
inclusive.
E. 266
DAVIS, Miss GERTRUDE, 2nd Class Clerk,
Administrator's Office, vacation leave
from 4th May to 30th May, 1950, in.
inclusive.
E 375.
KNIGHT, HAROLD B., 2nd Class Clerk
Treasury and Customs Depariment,
vacation leave from 3rd May to 5th
June, 1950 inclusive.
E. 490,
RICHARDS. WILLIAM C., 2nd Class Warder,
H. M. Prison, vacation leave, from
6th May, to Ist June, 1950. inclusive,
E. 390.
STEVENS, W. S., Educational District Offi.
cer, North, Education Department va.
cation leave from 12th April to 28th
April, 1950 inclusive.
E. 123.
THOMAS, MORRIS GARFIELD, G.S O. Class
II, Sub-Treasury, Portsmouth, vaca-
tion leave from 1st May to 14th July,
1950 inclusive.
E. 24
WILSON. Miss EVELYN. appointed Nurse
G.S.O. Class IV. Roseau Hospital.
19th January, 1950.
537/50.
YANKEY, ALFRED W.T., 3rd Class Clerk.
Magistrate's Conrt, Roseau, vacation
leave from 28th April to 13th May,
1950 inclusive.
E. 209
By Order,
J N. MCINTYRE,
Government Secretary.

Administrator's Office,
3rd May, 1950.
It is notified for general information
that the Secretary of State for the Colon.
ies has notified His Excellency the Govern-
or that the King will not be advised to
exercise His Majesty's power of disallow-
ances with respect to the undetmentioned
Ordinance passed by the Legislative Coun-
cil of Dominica :-
No. 33 of 1949. An Ordinance to facili-
tate the investment of Trust and
other funds in the United Kingdom,
in Government Securities.
1489/49.

Administrator's Offire,
3rd May, 1950.
THE following is published for general
information :-


KING GEORGE'S FUND FOR
SAILORS.
1, Chesham, Street,
London, S. W. I
January, 12th 1950.
There was never a time in the lifetime
of this generation when money was tight-
er; the rich of twenty years ago are rich
no longer and many have to live on capital
to maintain anything near their old stand-
ard of living, but in spite, of all these
facts the Debt to our sailors remains. The
Navy and tl e Verchart Navy described for
so many generations as the sure shield
of Britain more than lived up to their
name during the year 1940 after the col-
lapse of France, until 1948. when the
mighty power of the U. S. A. began to
make itself felt. During these years they
held the seas alone against the seapower
Germany and later Italy and Japan.
Many have perhaps never thought of
how this Island & Commonwealth of Nations
would have fared if the skippers and crew
of our Merchant ships sailing the Atlantic,
had said after having had, two or three
ships sunk under them. It is enough-
I am not prepared to go to sea any more."
The answer is, we should have lost the
war. I do not think it is too much to
claim that the sailors of the Royal and
Merchant Navies, with their brothers of
the R.A.F. and F.A.A. flying over the sea
and working with them did more to pre-
vent Great Britain and the Commonwealth
losing the war before 1943 than any
other section of the community.
Some have a feeling that all indeed are
taken care of by the Government. This
alas, is not possible. The rising cost of
living makes assistance to the sailors of
this great seafaring Country and Common-
wealth as urgent as ever before. King
George's Fund for Sailors is the parent
Fund which helps some 120 Naval and
Merchant Benevolent and Welfare Funds
and the great sum of 25;),000 is required
annually.
Will your colony care to help? You
will be supporting a great cause.
Cheques to me or to the Secretary, King
George's Fund for Sailors, 1; Chesham
Street, London, S. W. I.
(Sgd) William Tennant.
584/50
By Order,
J N McINTYRE.
Government Seretary
Administrator's Ofice,
3rd May, 1950.
It is notified for general information,
that at the Annual Gereral meeting of
the Dominica Banana Association held on
the 19th April, the following gentlemen
were elected, under section 7 of Dominica
Ordinance No. 2 of 1934, to serve on the
Board of Management for the ensuing
period of twelve months: -









OFFICIAL GAZET


Hen. H. D. Shillingford. C. B. E.
I. N. Shillingford, E3quire
J. B. Charles, Eztuire
Hon. W. F. Harrison
F. A. Baron. Esquire
R. B. Douglas, Esquire
Under the sane secti n of the above
mentioned Ordinance His Honour the
Administrator has been pleased to nomin-
ate the undermentioned gentlemen to
serve on the Board in addition to persons
mentioned above: -
The Honourable Acting Financial Seere.
tary
The Agricultural Superintendent
The Social Welfare Officer
The Labour Officer.
579/50


Administrator's Office.
6th May, 1950.
NOTICE.

EXHIBITION TO THE UNIVERSITY COL-
LEGE OF THE WEST INDIES
APP,ICATIONS are invited for an exhibi-
tion to the University College of the West
Indies commencing with the academic year
1950 51. Courses are available in -Arts,
Science and Medicine. Expenses of the
successful candidate will be met by the
Government of Dominica.
Applicants who must submit school
record birth certificate, health certificate
and subjects offered will be
required to write an examination set by the
University College. All candidates must
take general pauer; Arts candidate must
take two of the following subjects: Latin.
Mathematics. History, English, Modern
Languages (French and Spanish); Science
candidates must take two of the following
subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemis-
try, Botanv, Zoology; Medical candidates
must take either science candidates' sub-
jects or General Science, Elementary Lan.
guages and General Knowledge.
Applications should be addressed to the
Education Officer and should reach him
not later than the 17th May 1950.
1137/49.

Administrator's Offie.
6th May, 1950.
IT is notified for general information
that MR. MONTGGMERY H. COLLADAY,
American Consul General at Port-of-Spain,
Trinidad, has been transferred to the
Department of State Washington Mi
ROBERT F. HALE, American Foreign Ser-
vi ce Officer will be succeeding MR.
C OLLADAY.


__


DOMINICA.
Printed at the BULLETIN OFFICi, Roseau, by G. A. JAMES By Authority


FE, MONDAY MAY 8, 1950. 95

2. MR. HALE will be arriving in Trini-
dad on April 11th and MR. COLLADAY will
depart oR April 26th.
By Order
J. N. McINTYRE,
Government Secretary.
395/48.

Administrator. Office.
6th May. 19ro.
His Honour the Administiatoc has been
pleased to grant the Honourable MRS
ELMA NAPIER leave of absence as a Mem-
ber of the Legislative Council for aporoxi-
mately one week frcm 2nd May, 1950
967/47.
Adnmiistrntor's Office,
6th May. 1950.
IT is notified, for general information.
that the Report onthe Vital Statistics of
the Colony of Dominica for the year 1948
is published with this issue of the Officil
G.,zCete.
341/49.
Admini.strato 's Oflfe,
SthJMay, 1950.
His Excellency the Governor has been
pleased to give his assent to the under.
mentioned Ordin rnces which have been
passed by the Legislative Counoil of this
Colony: -
No. 3 of 19.0. An Ordinahce further
to amend the Police pensionn Ordin-
ance, 1942.
C. 122/48.
No 4 of 1950. An Ordinance to confer
upon the Consular Offcers of For-
eign States with which consular
conventions are concluded yv His
Majesty certain powers relating to
the administration of the estates
and property of deceased persons;
and to district the powers of con.
stables and other persons to enter
the consular offices of such states.
1573/48.
These Ordinances are published with
this issue of the Official Gazette.
NOTICE.

Imports from Belgium
IT is hereby notified that application for
the importation of limited quantities of
essential goods from lelgium may be sub-
mitted for consideration.
Any licenc s issued will be valid to 30th
September, 1950 and goods must be paid
for not later than that date as it may not
be practicable to extend the validity of
such licenses.
E. O. D. CHARLES,
Acting Controller of S Vpplet,









DOMINICA.
ANNUAL REPORT ON THE VITAL STATISTICS OF THE
COLONY OF DOMINICA FOR THE YEAR 1948.

GENERAL REGISTER,S OFFICE,
ROSEAU, DCMINICA,
12TH SEPTEMBER, 1949.
SIR,-In pursuance of Section 43 of Ordinance No. 3 of 1916 of Domini-
ca, I have the honour to forward the following report on the Vital Statistics
of the Colony of Dominica for the year 1948.
I. POPULATION.
2. The estimated population of Dominica on the 31st December, 19-8,
is made up as follows: -
Estimated population on 31st December, 1946 .. 50,798
Excess of Births over Deaths in 1948 .. .. 1,101
51, _,99
Excess of Arrivals over Departures in 1948.. .. 136
Total Estimated Population .. 51,7j_3
II. BIRTHS.
3. The Births registered during the year 1948 were 1,846 as against
1,722 in 1947, the birth rate, based on mid-year population, being 53.66 per
thousand in 1948 and 33.90 in 1947. The legitimate births were: males 296,
females 316, and illegitimate births were : males 6.3, females 621.
III. STILL-BIRTHS.
4. Still-births registered during the year 1948 were 61; legitimate
males 15, legitimate females 2; illegitimate males 25,and illegitimate females
19; --the rate being 3.30 per hundred living births as against 60 or 3.48 per
hundred in 1947.
IV. MARRIAGES.
5. There were 575 marriages reported during the year 1948-Church
of England 3, Roman Catholic 564, Methodist 1, Seventh Day Adventist 6t
other Denominations 1.
V. DIVORCES.
6. No Divorces were granted during the year 1948.
VI. DEATHS.
7. There were 745 deaths--364 males and 381 females-registered in
1948 as against 944 in 1947. The death rate, based on mid-year population.
was 14.44 per thousand in 1948 and 18.58 per thousand in 1947. The infantile
mortality (deaths of children under one year) was 163 or 91.00 per thous.
and living births as against 237 or 137.63 in 1947.
VII. IMMIGRATION.
8 There were 2,409 arrivals into, and 2,545 departures from, the
Colony in 1948, the ratio being 48.63 to 51.37 per cent. These figures do not
include anybody who entered or left the Colony through any illegal or ex.
traordinary channel.
VIII. RACIAL DISTRIBUTION.
9 Data of present racial distribution is not available as tabulation work
in Jamaica in respect of the 1946 Census has not yet been completed.
10. Tables I to XIII setting out the figures upon which this report is
based are annexed hereto.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
A. B. MARIE,
Acting Registrar General.
His Honour,
The Administrator.
341/49.









TABLE I.
Abstract of Births and Deaths for the year 1948.


Legit
District or Town.




Dist. No. 1
STown of Roseau 41
Parish of St. George 5.
'Dist. No. 2 St. Luke.. 6
3 St. Paul .. 12
3a do. 1
9., 4 St. Joseph 9
4a do. 4
4b do. 8
Dist. No. 5
J Town of Portsmouth 7
(Parish of St. John .. 10
Dist. No. 6 St. Peter.. 5
S 7 St. Andrew 25
S, 8 do. 12
S 8a do. 16
S 9 St. Patrick 44
S 10 do. 13
S 10a do. 15
S 11 St. Mark.. 16
12 St. David. 9
t 13 do. 19
S 14 do. 12
I 15 do. 7

Totals .. 296


BIRTHS.

imate. Illegitimate.


m





44
7
4
10
1
16
4
4

24
13
12
32
11
7
43
12
14
15
8
15
12
8

316


210
14
6
20
1
34
13
12

32
17
26
26
26
42
49
21
14
25


Total.


473
38
24
67
4
94
35
38

91
58
74
131
76
103
179
67
53
73


DEATHS.


122
6
18
12
1
10
3
5

22
11
14
17
12
19
34
10
4
14


I 11 4 Z3 5
10 7 51 10
9 14 47 5
15 8 38 10

613 621 1.846 364


Total.





130 252
6 12
14 32
14 26
i 2
18 28

2 7

25 47
9 20
12 26
27 44
8 20
7 26
25 59
14 24
12 16
15 29
10 15
6 16
9 14
15 25

381 745


TABLE II.
Abstract of Still-Births for the year 1948.


District or Town.


Dist. No. 1
STown of Roseau
Parish of St. George
Dist. No. 2 St. Luke..
t 3 St. Paul .
3a do.
I 4 St. Joseph
S, 4a do.
4b do.
Dist. No. 5
) Town of Portsmouth
SParish of St. John ..
Dist. No. 6 St. Peter..
S 7 St. Andrew
8 do.
8a do.
9 St. Patrick
10 do.
S, 10a do.
S 11 St. Mark..
9 12 St.David..
9 13 do.
14 do.
S, 15 do,


Legitimate.

Males. Females.


Illegitimate.

Males. Females.


25


Toal 2 19 61


Total.


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2


19 61


Totals ..









TABLE III.
marriages solemnized during the year 194S.


District or Town.




Dist. No. 1
i Town of Roseau
I Parish of St. George
Dist. No. 2 St. Luke..
3 St. Paul..
3a do.
S 4 St. Joseph
4a do.
4b do.
Dist. No. 5
J Town of Portsmouth
P Parish of St. John
Dist. No. 6 St. Peter..
7 St.Andrew
8 do.
8a do.
S9 St. Patrick
10 do.
10a do.
11 St. Mark..
12 St. David.
13 do.
14 do.
15 do.

Totals


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3


84
7
15
17

4
i 8
5

83

47
97
59

72
16
10
17
2
12
9


564


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TABLE IV.

Ratio of Legitimate to Illegitimate Births for the year 1948.


Total
District or Town. number
of


Dist. No. 1
j Town of Roseau
I Parish of St. George
Dist. No. 2 St. Luke..
3 St. Paul..
3a do.
S 4 St. Joseph
S 4a do.
4b do.
Dist. No. 5
j Town of Portsmouth
( Parish of St. John ..
Dist. No. 6 St. Peter..
7 St. Andrew
8 do.
8a do.
9 St. Patrick
10 do.
10a do.
11 St. Mark..
12 St. David.
13 do.
14 do.
15 do.


Births.


473
38
24
67
4
94
35
38

91
58
74
131
76
103
179
67
53
73
32
51
47
38


Totals .. 1,846


Legi- Illegi-
timate. timate.


85
12
1A


31 42
17 15
34 17
24 23
15 23

612 1,234


Ratio of Ratio of
Legitimate Illegitimate
Births. Births.



17.97% 82.02%
31.58% 68.42%
41.67% 58.33%
32.84% 67 16%
50.00% 50.00%
S 2660% 7340%
22 83% 77.14%
31 58% 68.42%

434 07O % 65.93 %


39.65%
22.97%
43.51%
31.58%
23.08%
48.60%
37.31%
53.70%
42.47%
53.12%
66.00%
51 02%
39.47%

33.15%


60.:55%
77.03%
56.49%
68.42%
76.92%
51.40%
62.69%
46.30%
57.53%
46.88%
84.00%
48.98%
60.53%

66.85%


83

47
97
66
1
72
16
]0
17

12
i2
9


575


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TABLE V.
Deaths registered in 1948taccording to age and sex
of the deceased.


Age at death


Under 1 day
1-6 days (incl.)
7-1 month
Total under 1 month
1-2 mos. (incl.)
3-5 mos. ( ,,
6-8 mos. ( ,, )
9-11 mas. (,,)
Total under l"year
1-1 yrs. (incl.)
5-9 yrs (,, )
10-14 yrs. ( ,, )
15-19 yrs. ( ,, )
20-24 yrs. ( )
25-29 yrs. ( ,,)
30-84 yrs. ( ,,)
35-89 yrs. ( ,,)
40-44 yrs. ( ,,)
45-49 yrs. ( .,
50-54 yrs. ( ,,)
55-59 yrs. ( ,,
60-64 yrs. ( ,,
65-69 yrs. ( ,, )
70-74 yrs. ( )
75-79 yrs. ( ,
80-84 yrs. ( )
85 yrs. & over
Unknown

Total


Males


7
7
6
40
4
24
14
21
83
62
13
9
8
7
16
9
15
16
16
20
6
13
10
23
13
15
7
3

364


Females


6
9
12
27
8
25
11
14
85
64
4
7
7
13
13
10
10
11
15
12
4
18
10
14
22
27
32
3


































30

44a
28



42
24/26
32

45,55
56
S58/59
61
66


72/76

179
83a
80/87


TABLE VI.
Classification of the causes of Death for the year 1948


TLE.


1. (a) Typhoid fever .. .

8. Whooping cough ...
10. Influenza-

(b) without respiratory
complications .. .


12. Dysentery
(c) Unclassified


19. Tuberculosis of the res-
piratory system ...
20. Other tuberculous diseases
21. Leprosy
22. Venereal Diseases-
(a) Syphilis

24. Malaria -
(d) Unclassified ... ...
30 Ankylostomiasis .

32. Other helminthic diseases
33. Other infectious and/or
parasitic diseases
34. Cancer and other tumours--
(a) Malignant
(b) Non-malignant ...
35. Rheumatic conditions .
36. Diabetes ... ...
40. Other diseases-
(a) Nutritional
(b) Endocrine glands and
general ...
41. Diseases of the blood &
blood forming organs ...
42. Acute & chronic poisoning.
43. Cerebral hemorrhage ...
44. Other diseases of the ner-
vous system ...


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89 48. Diseases of the circula-
tory system -
90/95 (a) Heart diseases... ... 10
96/103 (b) Other circulatory
diseases ...
103 49. Bronchitis ... ... 2
50. Pneumonia-
107 (a) Broncho-pneumonia ... 3
108 (b) Lobar-pneumonia
110/11451. Other diseases of the
respiratory system ... 1
52. Diarrhoea & enteritis:-
119 (a) Under 2 years of age. 2
120 (b) Over 2 ,, ,, ,, 2
53. Appendicitis...
122 54. Hernia, intestinal obstruc-
tion ... ... 5
124 55. Cirrhosis of the liver .. 3
125/126 56. Other diseases of the
liver & biliary passages ...
115/11 57. Other diseases of the
123, 127 /129 digestive system 4
132 58. Nephritis (all forms) -
S (a) Acute

183/139 59. Other non-venereal dis-
eases of the genito-...
urinary system ... 1

Carried forward ... 94


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1



1 1 2
1 3


I


33 34, 67
1 I1
1 1
12 11 23


29 25 54
1 1 2

3 1



I 2 2
22
1 5 6

61 67 128

4 2 6

1 6
5 7 12
12,3
1 2 3



23, 18 41
1 1
5 9 14

10 9 19
3 3

1 2 3

13 14 27
7 5 12


I 7 20 .2 9 4 ,,
,l i i23 '--


1,
1

7 5


1



1







1
i1



1

1
1



1I


18 10


-1-- -


1


..


i


i










TABLE VI. (Centd.)
Classification of the causes of Deaths for the year 1948.


TITLE.



Brought forward ...


149 60. Diseases of pregnancy.
S childbirth and puerperal


state- -


(c loxsamias or rregnancy 0
61. Diseases of the skin,
cellular tissue, bones
& organs of locomotion. 1 1
62. Congenital malformations
& diseases of early in.
fancy-
(a) Congenital debility
(children under 1 year).
(b) Premature birth
(children under 1 year). 6 7
(c) Injury at birth
(children under 1 year).
63. Senility ... ... 13 24 4
64. External causes-
(b) Other forms of violence.
65. Ill-defined causes ... ... 11 8
Total deaths, all causes ... 1-28 136 118


PARISHES.
Roseau i ..
and St. 9-, I .' "
George. i 4 -o *1 I;
M. F. M.F. F. MF F.M. F. M. F. M. F. M. M. F.
94 90 14 10 9 13 7 13 27 18 10 6 2 30 37 10 7 20 29
94 90 14 10 9 13 7 '13 27 18 10i 6 32 30 31i37 10 7 20 29:


I I


7i 8


3



5 1 4 2
4 1 1
1 11
6 6 10 7 9 3

1 2
1 1
12i 48 42 48 51 14


1



1 4
1 1

6 1

1
2
15 30T


No. OF
DEATHS.

M. F. Tota

254'253 507


18 14 32

12 10 22
3 1 2
48 85 133

3 2
22 11 33
364 381 745


TABLE VII.
Number of Persons arriving at and departing from the
Colony of Dominica during the year 1948.

ARRIVALS. DEPARTURES.

Males. Females. Males. Females.


1203 1206 1318 1227


0
CS


151/56


158
159
160
162

165/1981
200


I


1 1
33 134









TABLE VIII.
Showing the fiumber of births, still-births, deaths and mar-
riages for each of the years, 1922-1948; and the birth and death
rate of the Island for the same period.


Birth Number Rate Death Number]
Number rate per N per Number rate per of
Year of 1000 Sol 100 of 1000 Deaths
Births. Popula- birth Live Deaths. Popula- undei.
tion. Births. tion. 1 yeat

1922 1,426 37.79 92 6.45 1,101 29.18 293
1923 1,308 3409 130 9.94 977 25.46 218 .
1924 1,603 41.20 69 4.30 763 19.61 207
1925 1,402 35.37 93 6.63 734 18.51 203
1926 1,442 36.07 85 5.90 888 22.21 229
1927 1,263 31.46 78 6.17 867 21.43 181
1928 1,498 36.22 81 5.48 903 21.83 213
1929 1,244 29.92 84 6.75 999 24.02 247
1930 1,391 33.19 80 5.75 721 17.20 173
1931 1,237 28.95 79 6.38 821 19.21 211
1932 1,515 34.74 102 6.73 693 15.90 133
1933 1,555 34.81 85 5.46 762 17.06 196
1934 1,563 34.15 93 5.95 706 15.42 167
1935 1,455 31.05 71 4.88 683 14.58 142
1936 1,506 31.58 63 4.18 654 13.71 150
1937 1,487 30.34 62 4.17 711 14.51 170
1938 1,474 29.52 54 3.66 648 12.98 12(;
1939 1,503 29.42 79 5.25 647 12.66 147
1940 1,447 27.56 61 4.42 799 15.22 199
1941 1,501 28.21 71 4.73 789 14.83 158
1942 1459 27.18 71 4.87 877 16.34 175
1943 1,659 30 08 89 5.37 944 17.35 210
1944 1,55 28 51 66 4.24 919 16.85 182
1945 1,615 33.98 86 i 5.32 918 19 32 180
1946 1,731 34.97 73 4.22 1,000 20.21 244
1947 1,722 33.90 60 3.48 944 18.58 2'17
1948 1, 46 35.66 61 3 30 745 14441 168
TABLE IX.


Rate I


per h
1000. o51
Live
Births.

205.47 101
166.66 68
129.13 126
144.'79 104
158.80 4,10
143. 81 192
142.19 189
198.55 127
124.37 176
170.57 167
,7.78 271
126.04 154
106.84 215
97.59 351
99.01 122
114.32 146
85.48 176
97.80 208
137.52 165
105.08 183
119.9 147
126.5 159
117.1 170
111.45 212
140,96 211
137.63 240
91.00 575


Population according to Census of 1921 and Estimated Population for
each of the years 1922-1948.


Mal


Population according to Census 1921 .... 16.'
Estimated population on 31st December, 1922 17,
do. do. do. 1923. 17,
do. do. do. 19A4. 17,
do. do. do. 1925. 18,
do, do. do.. lu2o. 17,
do. do. do. 1921. 18,
do. do. do. 1928. 19,
do. do. do. 19'9. 18,
do. do. do. 19;0. 19,
do. do. do. 1131 19.
.do. do. do. 1932. 20,
do. do. do. 1933 20,
do. do. do. 1934' 21,
do. do. do. 1935.1 22,
do. do. do. 1936 22.
do. do. do. 1 37. 23.
do. do. do. 1938. 24,
do. do. do. 1939. 24,
do. do. do. 1940. 25,
do. do. do. 1941 25,
do. do. do. !I42 25.
do. do. do. 1943 25,
do. do. do. 1944 2c,
do. do. do. 1945. 22,
do. do. do. 1946.1 23.
do. do. do. 1947. 24,
do. do. do. 1948. 24,


es. Females Total.


769
295
586
796
186
769
699
054
725
379
821
343
983
583
225
6821
4661
188
912


384
663
906
937
284
208
563
-306
736


20,299
20,813
21,046
21.394
21,889
22,110
22,352
22.617
22,737
22,964
23,277
23,760
24,256
24,715
25,169
25,598
26,017
26,429
27,039
27.354
27,539
27,780
27 962
28.221
25.313
25, 9'3
26,492
27,0"7


37,059
38,108
38,632
39,190
40,075
S9, 7i-5
41;051
41 671
41,482
42.343
43,098
44.103
45,239
46,298
47,394
48,280
49,483
50,617
51.951
52 738
53,202
53,686
S53, 99
54,505
47,521
49.486
50,798
51,76.


3









TABLE X.
.Quarterly registration of live births, deaths, Infant deaths, Stillbirths & marriages
and quarterly number of persons arriving and departing in 1948.


Live
Births

444
462
491
449

1,846


Deaths
(a)

176
192
210
167

745


Infant Marriages Persons
deaths arriving

29 55 568
48 96 441
49 260 648
42 164 752


168 -


575


2,409


Persons
departiug

651
557
674
663

2545


Note: a. Not including stillbirths but including infant deaths.
b. Deaths below one year of age and not including stillbirths.
TABLE XI.
Live Births according to Legitimacy, deaths and marriages
registered in each district 1948.


Districts
Total


Roseau 753
Portsmouth 353
Marigot 320
Grandbay 420

Total 1,846


Live Births


Legitimate


166
115
128
208

617


IIllegitimate


Deaths


364
137
I Ai


212 143

1,229 745


TABLE XII.
Infant deaths and Stillbirths in each District in 1948.

Districts Infant Deaths Stillbirths


Roseau 72 28
Portsmouth 31 9
Marigot 25 4
Grandbay 40 15

Total 168 61


TABLE XIII.
Live births, Infant deaths and Stillbirths registered
in 1948 by sex and legitimacy.

Both sexes Males Females Legitimate Illegitimate


Live births registered 1846 909 937 612 1234
Infant deaths registered 168 83 85 -
Stillbirths registered 61 40 21 17 44


Quarter


1st
2nd
3rd
4th

Total


Marriages


136
235
89
115







DOMINICA. The Police Pensions (Amendment No. 3 of 1950
Ordinance, 1950.
I assent,
GEO. C. GREEN,
Governor's Deputy,
25th February, 1950.

DOMINICA.

No. 3 of 1950.
AN ORDINA NCE further to amend the Police
Pensions Ordinance, 1942.
[Gazetted 8th May, 1950.]

BE IT ENACTED by the Governor with the advice
and consent of the Legislative Council of Dominica as
follows :-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Police Pen. Short Title.
sions (Amendment) Ordinance, 1950, and shall be read
No. 6 of 1942.
read as one with the Police Pensions Ordinance, 1942, ..ioor193,
as amended (hereinafter referred to as the principal I. 7of 194.
Ordinance.
2. After section 12 of the principal Ordinance the Insertion of
following section shall be inserted-- stion A. t
ordinance.
12A. (1) Where a non-commissioned officer or ensn to de-
constable of the Police Force dies as a result of pendentsof
injuries received-- signed officer or
constable killed
(a) in the actual discharge of his duties, and ~ dstioy
(6) without his own default, and
(c) on account of circumstances specifically
attributable to the nature of his duty,
it shall be lawful for the Governor in Council to
grant, in addition to the grant, if any, made to
his legal personal representative under section
11 or section 12 of this Ordinance-
(i) if such officer or constable leaves a widow,
a pension to her, while unmarried and of
good character, at a rate not exceeding
ten-sixtieths of his pay at the date of the
injury.
(ii) if such officer or constable leaves a widow
to whom a pension is granted under the
preceding paragraph and a child or cihil-
dren, a pension in respect of each child,
until such child attains the age of
eighteen years, of an amount not exceed-
ing one-eighth of the pension prescribed








under the preceding paragraph.
(iii) if such officer or constable leaves a child
or children, but does not leave a widow or
no pension is granted to the widow, a
pension in respect of each child, until
such child attains the age of eighteen
years, of double the amount prescribed
by the preceding paragraph;
(iv) if such officer or constable leaves a child
or children and a widow to whom a pen-
sion is granted under paragraph (i) of
this subsection, and the widow subse-
quently dies, a pension in respect of each
child as. from the date of the death of the
widow until such child attains the age of
eighteen years, of double the amount
prescribed in paragraph (ii) of this sub-
section.
(v) if such officer or constable does not leave
a widow, or if no pension is granted to
his widow, and if his mother was wholly
or mainly dependent on him for her sup-
port, a pension to the mother, while of
good character and without adequate
means of support, of an amount not ex-
ceeding the 'pension which might have
been granted to his widow;
Provided that-
(a) pension shall not be payable under this
subsection at any time in respect of more
than six children ;
(b) in the case of a pension granted under
paragraph (v) of this sub-section, if the
mother is a widow at the time of the grant
of the pension and subsequently remarries
such pension shall cease as from the date
of re-marriage; and if it appears to the
Secretary of State at any time that the
mother is adequately provided with other
means of support, such pension shall
cease as from such date as the Secretary
of State may determine; and
(c) a pension granted to a female child under
this section shall cease upon the marriage
of such child under the age of eighteen
years.
(2) If a non commissioned officer or constable
preceding by a route approved by the Governor

































Pas


to or from the Colony at the commencement or
termination of his service therein, or of a period
of leave therefrom, dies as a result of damage
to the vessel, aircraft or vehicle in which he is
travelling, or of any act of violence directed
against such vessel, aircraft or vehicle, and the
Governor is satisfied that such damage or act is
attributable to circumstances arising out of war
in which His Majesty may be engaged, such
officer or constable shall be deemed, for the pur-
poses of this section, to have died in the circum-
stances described in subsection (1) of this sec-
tion.
(3) For the purposes of this section the word
"child" shall include--
(a) a posthumous child;
(b) a step-child or illegitimate child born be-
fore the date of the injury and wholly or
mainly dependent upon the deceased for
support; and
(c) an adopted child, adopted in a manner re-
cognized by law, before the date of the
injury, and dependent as aforesaid.
sed by the Legislative Council this 26th day of


January, 1950.


C. 122/48.


D.K. BURTON,
Clerk of the Legislative Council.


DOMINICA.
Printed at the Bulletin Office, Roseau, by G. ALPHONSUS JAMES
By Authority.
(Price 31.]








DOMINICA. The Consular Conventions No. 4 of 1950.
Ordinance, 1950.
SI assent,
GEO. C. GREEN,
Governor's Deputy,
25th February, 1950.

DOMINICA.


No. 4 of 1950.

AN ORDINANCE to confer upon the Consular
Officers of Foreign States with which
consular conventions are concluded by
His Majesty certain powers relating to
the administration of the estates and
property of deceased persons; and to
restrict the powers of constables and
other persons to enter the consular offi-
ces of such states.
(Gazetted 8th May, 1950.]
BE IT ENACTED by the Governor with the advice
and consent of the Legislative Council of Dominica as
follows :-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Consular Short title
Conventions Ordinance, 1950.
2. (1) The sending State may acquire under such Power of
sending state
form of tenure as it may choose, whether on lease, or in to acquire pro-
pprty in the
full ownership, and may thus hold and occupy, either in Colony
its own name or in the name of one or more natural or
judicial persons acting on its behalf, land, buildings,
parts of buildings, and appurtenances located in the
Colony and required by the sending state for the pur-
pose of a consular office, or of a residence for a consular
officer or employee, or for other purposes connected
therewith.
(2) The Sending State shall have the right to
erect, for any of the purposes specified in subsection (1)
of this section, buildings and appurtenances on land
which it so owns or holds on lease, subject to compliance'
with local building or town planning regulations to all
land in the area in which such land is situate.
3. No Stamp Duty or other similar charge of any Exen.ption
kind shall be collected from the sending state in respect der the Stamp
of transactions or instruments relating to the acquisi- A ICap 15.
tion of real property for any of the purposes specified in
subsection (1) of the preceding section.







Powers of 4. (1) Where any person who is a national of a
consular offi-
cersin rel.- state to which this section applies is named as executor
tions to pro-
perty in in the will of a deceased person disposing of property in
Dominica of
deceased Dominica or is otherwise a person to whom a grant of
persons.
representation to the estate in Dominica of a deceased
person may be made, then if the Court is satisfied, on
the application of a consular officer of the said state,
that the said national is not resident in Dominica, and
if no application for a grant of such representation is
made by a person duly authorised by power of attorney
to act for him in that behalf, the Court shall make to
that officer any such grant of representation to the
estate of the deceased as would be made to him if he
were so authorised as aforesaid.
(2) Where any person who is a national of a
state to which this section applies-
(a) is entitled to any money or other property
in Dominica forming part of the estate of a
deceased person, or to receive payment in
Dominica of any money becoming due on
the death of a deceased person ; or
(b) is among the persons to whom any money
or other property of a deceased person may
under any Act or Ordinance, whether pass-
ed before or after the commencement of this
Ordinance, to be paid or delivered without
grant of probate or other proof of title,
then if the said national is not resident in Dominica, a
consular officer of that state shall have the like grant and
give a valid discharge for any such money or property
as if he were duly authorised by power of attorney to act
for him in that behalf :
Provided that no person shall be authorised or
required by this subsection to pay or deliver any money
or property to a consular officer if it is within his know-
ledge that any other person in Dominica has been ex-
pressly authorised to receive that money or property on
behalf of the said national.
(3) Notwithstanding any rule of law or practice
applicable to the Colony sureties shall not be required to
an administration bond given by a consular officer upon
the grant of administration by virtue of this section.
supplementary 5. Notwithstanding any rule of law conferring im-
ve"tion14as tomunity or privilege in respect of the official acts and
documents of consular officers, a consular officer shall
not be entitled to any immunity or privilege in respect
of any act done by virtue of powers conferred on him
by or under section four of this Ordinance or in respect







of any document for the time being in his possession re-
lating thereto.
6. (1) Subject to the provisions of this section a Restrictionof
consular office of a state to which this section applies tryinrela-
tion Ic ronouiar
shall not be entered by a constable or other person act- osces.nouia
ing in the execution of any warrant or other legal pow-
ers or in the exercise of powers conferred by or under
any enactment (whether passed before or after the com-
mencement of this Ordinance),or otherwise, except with
the consent of the consular officer in charge of that office
or if that consent is withheld or cannot be obtained, with
the consent of a Secretary of State:
Provided that the foregoing provisions of this
section shall not apply in relation to any entry effected-
(a) in pursuance of section 3 of the "Fire 1i'No.
Brigade Ordinance, 1906" (which confers
power to enter premises for the purpose of
extinguishing fire) or any other enactment
making provision corresponding with the
provisions of that section ;
(b) by a constable having reasonable cause to
believe that a crime involving violence has
been or is being or is about to be committed
in the consular office;
(c) by any person entitled to enter by virtue of
any easement, contract or other private
right.
(2) This section shall not apply to any consular
office which for the time being is in charge of a consu-
lar officer who is a citizen of the United Kingdom and
the Colonies or is not a national of the State by which
that office is maintained.
(3) For the purposes of this section the expres-
sion "consular office" means any building or part of a
building which is exclusively occupied for the purposes
of the official business of a consular officer.
7. (1) The Governor may by Order in Council A,,uicafto of
SSections 4 & 6
direct that section four or section six of this Ordinance
shall apply to any foreign state specified in the Order,
being a state with which a consular convention provid-
ing for matters for which provision is made by those
sections has been concluded by His Majesty.
(2) Any Order in Council made under this sec-
tion may be revoked by a subsequent Order.
(3) Any Order in Council made under this sec-
tion shall be laid before the Legislative Council after
being made.








Passed this 26th day of January, 1950.
D. K. BURTON,
Clerk of the Legislative Council.
1573/48.













































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