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    Ordinance no. 6 of 1950: Banana (Amendment) Ordinance 1950
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    Ordinance no. 7 of 1950: Motor Vehicles Insurance (Thirdy-party Risks) Ordinance, 1950
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    Ordinance no. 8 of 1950: Customs Import and Export Tariff Consolidation (Amendment No. 2) Ordinance, 1950
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    Ordinance no. 9 of 1950: Forest, Soil and Water Conservation (Amendment) Ordinance, 1950
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    Ordinance no. 10 of 1950: Magistrate's Code of Procedure (Amendment) Ordinance, 1950
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    Minutes of Meeting of Finance Committee held on Wednesday, 7th September, 1949
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    Statutory Rules and Orders, 1950, no. 16: Prices Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Order, 1950
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Dominica.


Official


Gazette.


publi!gfeb bp utforitp.

VOL. LXXIII ROSEAU, MONDAY, JULY 3, 1950. No. 33.

Government Notices. PASCAL, AGNES, G. S. O. Class IV, Nurse,
Medical Department, vacation leave
from 26th June to 11th July, 1950
Administrator's Oice. inclusive.
inclusive.
26th June, 1950. E. 449
BRITISH NATIONALITY ACT THOMAS, WARNEFORD, G. S. O. Class III,
1948 Portsmouth Hospital, vacation leave
from 1st July to 17th July, 1950 inclu-
NOTICE is hereby given that Mr. KAROL sive.
WINSKI, of Roseau, Dominica, has applied E. 627
to His Excellency the Governor of the WHITE, Mrs. P. M., 3rd Class Clerk, Audit
Windward Islands for naturalisation, and Department, resigns Appointment.
that any person who knows of any reason 22nd June. 1950.
why naturalisation should not be granted 841/59.
should send a written and signed state- WHITE, Miss JEAN, appointed typist
ment to that effect to the Administrator Treasury Departmeut.


of Dominica.
839/50.

Administrator's Office,
26th June, 1950.
THE following particulars relating t,
appointments, etc,, in the public service,
are published for general information:-
DEFOE, J. A. Appointed Foreman-Cocoa
Centre, Agricultural Department.
1st June, 1949
1135/48
JOHN BAPTISTE, MICHAEL, 2nd Class
Warder, H. M. Prison, vacation leave
from 28th June to 13th July, 1950
iuclusive.
E. 572
JULIEN, Miss JOAN, appointed typist,
Treasury Department.
1st January, 1950
53/49
MOURILLON, PHILOMEN, G. S. Q. Class IV,
Medical Department, vacation leave
from the 1st July to 17th July, 1950
inclusive.
E. 559
7. 7L qI q
pauC'yly


1st January. 1950
53/49
By Order,
J N McINTYRE,
Government Secretary.

Admnin ittr tor's Officc,
27th June 1950.
TUBERCULOSIS SANATORI-
UM1, TRINIDAD
IT is notified for general information
that the new Tuberculosis Sanatorium at
Caura, Trinidad, will shortly be opened
and will have accommodation for 200
patients.
Persons seeking admission to the Sana-
torium from this Colony should first com-
municate with this Government and repre-
sentations on their behalf will be made to
the Government of Trinidad.
Applicants should not proceed to Trirni
dad unless and until it is known that they
have been accepted and arrangements
have been made for their admission to the
Sanatorium.
850/50.










135 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, JULY 3, 1950.

Adiniistrator's Odice, this advertisement in the Dominica Official
30th June, 1950. Gazette give notice, in duplicate, at the


His Excellency the Governor has been
pleased to give his assent to the under-
mentioned Ordinances which have been
passed by the Legislative Council : -
No. 6 of 1950. An Ordinance further
to amend the Banana Ordinance, 1934.
1287/49.
No. 7 of 1950, An Ordinance to make
provision for the protection of third
parties against risks arising out of the use
of Motor Vehicles.
465/48
No. 8 of 1950. An Ordinance further to
amend the Customs Import and Export
Tariff Consolidation Ordinance, 1930.
1120/49.
No. 9 of 1950. An Ordinance further to
amend the Forest, Soil and Water Conser.
ovation Ordinance, 1946.
1262/49
No. 10 of 1950. An Ordinance to further
amend the Magistrate's Cede of Procedure
Act.
144/45

Administrator's Office,
30th June, 1950.
THE Minutes of a Meeting of the
Finance Committee held on Wednesday,
7th September, 1949, is published with this
issue of the Official Gazette for general
information.
1336/47

Administrator's Office.
3rd July, 1950.
THE following Statutory Rules and
Orders is circulated and forms part of
this Gazette: -
No. 16 of 1950. Prices Control (Amend-
ment) (No. 2) Order, 1950.
186/42 Pt. II.

NOTICE.

Trade Marks Office,
S Dominica.
26th May, 1950.
SCHENLEY LABORATORIES, INC. of
250 Fifth Avenue, New York 1, State of
New York, United States of America,
manufacturers, have applied for the
registration of one trade mark consisting
of the following word


TIBIONE

in Class III, that is to say, Chemo-thera.
peutic agent consisting of tablets made of
a thiosemicarbazon for pulmonary disease.
The applicants claim to have used the
said trade mark for seven months before
the 12th day of May, 1950.
Any person may within three months
from the date of the first appearance of


Trade Marks Office, Dominica, of opposi-
tion to registration of the said Trade
Mark.
T. A. BOYD
Registrar of Trade MIarks.
Agent:-C. A. H. DUPIGNY, Esq.,
Roseau,

Trade Marks Office,
Dominica.
15th May, 19)0
THE MONTREAL COTTONS LIMITED
of 710 Victoria Square, Montreal Canada,
Manufacturers have applied for the regis-
tration of one trade mark consisting of
of the following word and device


in Class XXV, XX1V, XXIII. and XXXVIII
that is to say, Cotton fabrics. Rayon fa-
brics, Cut Staple fabrics, Cotton rayon
and cut staple mixtures, Cctton yarns,
Cut staple yarns, Cotton and cut staple
mixed yarns
The applicants claim to have used the
said trade mark for seventeen years before
the 23rd day of February. 1950.
Any person may within three months
from the date of the first appearance of
this advertisement in the Dominica Official
Gazette give notice, in duplicate at the
Trade Marks Office. Dominica of opposi-
tion to registration of the said Trade Mark
T A- OYD,
Registration of Ti ade .arks
Agent:-G. A. JAMES, Esq.,
Roseau.

Trade Marks, Office,
Dominica.
15th May. 1950
BRITISH-AMERICAN TOBACCO COM-
PANY LIMITED of Westminster House
7. Millbank, London, S. W. England; To.
bacco Manufacturers, have applied for
the registration of one trade mark consist.
ing of the following word and device









OFFICIAL GAZETTE,


in Class 45, that is to say, Tobacco, wheth-
er manufactured or unmanufactured.
The applicants claim to have used the
said trade mark for twenty-six years be.
fore the 16th day of February, 195').
Any person may within three n months
from the date of the first appearance of
this advertisement in the Dominica Official

THE LEGISLATE


MONDAY, JULY 3, 1950. 136
Gazette give notice, in duplicate, at the
Trade Marks Office, Dominica, of opposi-
tion to registration of the said Trade
Mark.
T A. BoYD
tegi-'rar oj '"1ide Marks
Agent: G. A. J. 1F, Esq.
liaeau.


IVE COUNCIL.


MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS.

DOMINICA.
COUNCIL CHAMBER,
COURT HOUSE, ROSEAU.
7TH JANUARY, 1948.
AT a me.Alnti:l; of the Legislative Council of Dominica hold
this day :-
PRESENT;
President.
His Honour the Administrator, EDWIN PORTER ARROWSMITH
Esquire;
Officials.
The Honourable WILFRED EBENEZER JACOBS,
Acting Crown Attorney;
The Honourable JAMES DUNCAN LOUIS INGLIS,
Colonial Treasurer.
Unofficials.
The Honourable CLIFTON ALEXANDER HERRIOT DUPIGNY,
Member for Roseau;
The Honourable ARTHUR PEMBERTON, M e m b e r for the
Southern District;
The Honourable Mrs. ELMA NAPIER, Member for the Eastern
District;
The Honourable GEORGE AUSTIN WINSTON. Member for the
Western District;
The Honourable TYRELL MICHAEL BERTRAND, Member for
the Northern District;
The Honourable CLEMENT JOSEPH LEONARD DUPIGNY,
Nominated Member:
The Honourable JAMES OTTO AIRD, Nominated Member.
Absent.
The Honourable HOWELL DONALD SHILLINGFORD, Nominated
Member.
PRAYER.
The Meeting was opened with prayer.
BILLS.
The Appropriation (1948) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1948.
On the motion of the Treasurer, seconded by the Acting Crown
Attorney, a Bill entitled "An Ordinance to amend the Appropria-
tion (1948) Ordinance, 1947" was read a first time.
The Treasurer, seconded by the Acting Crown Attorney,
moved that the Bill be read a second time.
The Member for the Western District moved that the Bill be
referred back to the Administration.









137 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, JULY 3, 1950.

The Member addressed the Council in support of his motion.
He stated that the presentation of such a budget, in the words of
a former Secretary of State, "prejudiced the right of the people
to achieve self-respect, and militated against the economic deve-
lopment.of the country." It also showed a sense of irresponsibility
on the part of the Administration in apparently encouraging
Dominica to be a continual "ward" of the Imperial Government.
His experience in the other islands was that Dominica had no "say"
in any important discussions so long as she was not "financially
independent". He urged that the estimated total expenditure of
85,000, with increases alone over the previous year totalling one-
third of the Estimated Revenue, could only provoke the Secretary
of State into imposing more taxes on the Colony, which it obvious-
ly could ill afford at present. Moreover, he felt that members
should take into consideration the time factor of almost one year,
which had elapsed before the Secretary of State had finally ap-
proved of the 1947 Estimates.
The Member went on to criticise the Administration for omit-
ting to follow the usual custom of referring all proposed increases
in the draft Estimates to Finance Committee for discussion prior
to introduction in Legislative Council. He pointed out the great
difference between the 1947 and 1948 estimated deficit, and he ap-
pealed to the Members to consider seriously the fact that there
was absolutely no indication as to how the proposed extravagant
expenditure would be bridged.
With regard to the Estimates of Revenue, he was of the opin-
ion that all revenue accruing from such Government-owned estates
as Hampstead, Goodwill and Melville Hall should be clearly shown,
in order to ensure that monies were being spent to advantage.
There was, practically speaking, no mention whatsoever of such
Estates on the Estimates, nor did Members receive any reports on
them. (The President here stated that figures in connection with
Goodwill Estate were available and would be circulated to Mem-
bers).
With the exception of the Public Works Department, the
Member continued, every Departmental Head of Expenditure had
marked increases under Personal Emoluments, in spite of the fact
that Government had ignored a request made by Finance Com-
mittee to have all permanent Government employees inserted un-
der that subhead. All Departments, in addition, he pointed out,
had marked increases in expenditure, a proof, he considered, of
the obvious laissez fire attitude in the expenditure of public
monies. He appealed to the representatives of the people to see
that such monies were efficiently and economically spent. He
stressed the long delay, which Government had allowed to ensue,
regarding the investigation into transport and subsistence allow-
ances paid to officials, which Members had felt were being ex-
ploited.
The Member went on to criticise the inclusion of Development
and Welfare Schemes in the draft Estimates under the Heads of
"Revenue" and "Expenditure". He expressed strong objection
to such methods which, he considered, did not assist in reflecting
the true state of affairs.
The President pointed out that Members had frequently com-
plained, in the past, that too many matters were brought up for
discussion in Finance Committee, and that they preferred to state
their views publicly in Legislative Council. He had already stated
in his Address the difficulties envisaged in preparing the Estimates
for 1948. It was now left to Members to suggest the deletion or
alteration of any item, if they considered such necessary.
The Member for Roseau supported the Member for the Western
District in his remarks concerning the extraordinary estimated de-








OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY JULY 3, 1950. 138

fieit fbi'1948 but was of the opinion that the Bill should go through
the usual stages to, enable the draft Estimates to be considered
Head bly Head. He was strongly of the poipion, however, that
the only safeguard in the difficult times ahead was the promotion
of the Vanllia Indutstry which, he urged, was the second most im-
portant industry in the island and, if allowed to collapse, would
be the cause of an even greater deficit. He blanied Members ex-
ceedingly for having overthrown a ?suggesptiori p it forward by
himself to enable assistatice t6 be oLtainr.d 'fomn the Imperial
Govern meant for the purcha ae if vaniillas di 1t i, t'rthe :,'a r. inasmuch
as intending buyers, embarrassed by large stocks of 1947 still on
hand, were unable, to date, to purchase the season's cr,'l;. He hin-
self considered it extremely difficult to go thoroughly into the
draft Estimates for 1948 in the absence of concrete' proposals in
regard to the Vanilla Industry which was worth, after all, approxi-
mately 85,000 to the Colony.
The Member for the Southern District expressed general
agreement with the remarks made by the Member for the Western
District, but was of the opinion that the draft Estimates should
be considered Head by Head, and that efforts should be made to
increase the Coldony's revenue by means of adequate assistance to
Agricultural planters.
The Member for the Easterni District pointed out that Domi-
nica was not unlike some of the other islands which, she under-
stood, received some sort of assistance from the Imperial Govern-
ment arid gave, as an exaiiple, the subsidisatibn of t le sugar
industry in Barbados. She was of the- opinion that the Colonies
should always be pleased to accept help frdm the Mother Couhitry
in time of trouble.
The motion for the second reading of the Bill was put to the"
vote and passed by eight votes to one, the voting being asfollowvs:-
Ayes:-Members for Roseau, Soutnern District, Ea tirn
District, and Northern Ditrict', respectively,
Messrs. C. J. L. Dupigny and J. 0. Aird, Acting
Crown Attorney, Treasurer.
No:-Member for the Western District.
The Bill was read a second time.
On the motion of the Treasurer, seconided 'by the A-ct ing'Croow:
Attorney, the Standing Rules and Orders weresuspended to'allow
the Bill to be proceeded with through all its remaihiaig stages at
the same sitting.
The Council resolved itself into Committee'to corisider the
Bill clause by clause.
Draft Estimates, 1948.
The draft Estimates for 194iE i\ ere consideried.
Revenue: The President stated that the figi're. t.Lid.i' the
heads of Revenue had'been estimated'in the ~li ft of present day'
import restrictions. Members, on the bther~haid, might wish to
take an optimistic view, and he'hopjd that such a considerable
anticipated drop might not actually occur.
Heads I to III were read'and agreed to.
Head IV. On a motion of the Member for the We,stern Dis.
trict, subhead (3) 1-BotaniclGardens Receipts-- was hai nendcd by
the substitution ofthe figure "',Il:i'" for'the figure "1,440".
Head IV, as'amendedi,, was fiad and agreed to
Heads V to'XI were read and agreed to.
Expenditure. Upder Head I, the Membei" for the West'ern
District wished to klnow\' the resu t of the yeai's working in con-_
nection with'Go6ddil1 Esate.;
The Treasurer repiliha that the profit for 194t; amounted to
,approximately 600, but that he w.as'uible to tate, off-hand, the
figure in .respect of 194'.









139 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, JULY 3, 1950.

Head IV, The President stated that Members had, no doubt,
noted the insertion of the new post of Assistant Government Sec-
retary. He explained that the post, in his opinion, was justifiable
on the following grounds :-
(1) The Government Secretary and himself had a very
greatly increased amount of office work to deal with
Although they did not begrudge the time spent on
extra work, he felt that the Administrator should
have more time to visit out-stations in the island ;
(2) To enable more time to be devoted to Council work;
(3) To ensure that prompt attention was given to the
various requests made by Councillors from time to
time, especially in connection with information re-
garding Development and Welfare Schemes.
The President also mentioned that the insertion of the new
post of Assistant Messenger was to preclude disorganisation of the
filing system while the Messenger was away from the office on
duty.
Head IV was read and agreed to.
Head V. On a motion of the Member for Roseau, item 15 of
subhead (1)-"Contribution towards cost of appointmentof Chief
Veterinary Officer, Windward Islands"--was deleted, as Members
were of opinion that it was preferable to have such an officer re-
sident in the Colony.
Under subhead (2)-Agriculture Extraordinary, the Member
for the Western District drew attention to the lack of provision for
the development of the cocoa industry.
The President pointed out that application had been made for
a free grant under Colonial Development and Welfare funds, to
which a reply was being awaited.
(With the permission of the President, the Agricultural Su.
perintendent joined the meeting).
Under Item D--Produce Inspector-Mr. C. J. L. Dupigny
wished to know the position in the event of the collapse of the
Vanilla Industry in 1948.
The Member for the Western District strongly objected to the
inclusion of provision for extra staff under this sub-head. He
stated that, with a view to effecting economy in the budget.
vanilla inspection could and should be undertaken by the present
staff of the Agricultural Department, who were already in posses-
sion of the technical knowledge required.
The Member for the Southern District pointed out that whole-
time inspection of such an industry was of the utmost importance.
The Agricultural Superintendent explained that the most
rigid economy had been kept in view in the preparation of the
estimate which, he was of opinion, should in fact have been double
the amount now being considered by the Council. He referred to
the great catastrophe which had befallen the vanilla industry in
1947, due chiefly to lack of adequate control. He concluded by
stating that it would be impossible, in his opinion, for the new
Bill for the protection of the Industry, to be brought into force
without provision being made for the necessary machinery.
On a motion of the Member for the Western District, the
Agricultural Superintendent gave an undertaking that the amount
provided under sub-head E for the purchase of livestock would not
be spent solely on mares.
Head V, as amended, was read and agreed to.
Head VI. The Member for Roseau wished to know whether
there was any truth in the rumours concerning changes in the
holders of certain posts in the Civil Establishment.
The President stated he was unable to reply.








.OFFcIIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, JULY 3, 1959. 140

aOn a'mstion. of the Member for iRoseas, the amount .provided
under subhead l.( 4g) was amended to enable 4~he post of G. S. 0.
Class IV, to be upgraded to that.of a :G.S&O. ,Olass IIT.
(Head VT, as-amended, -was read andagreed to.
Council resumed, and the President ,reported that sl:one ,ro0
gress had been made in regard to the Bill.
ADJOURNMENT.
On the motion of the Actirng Crown Attoiney, ei' iledtl by
the Treasurer, the Council adjourned at12.50p4jpm. till 2,,l5 I'.. o
the same day,
iRESUMPEION.
On resumption at 215 p.m. all Members were again present,
with the exception of Mr. H.D.-Shillingford.
Draft 'Estimates, 1948.
Council resolved into Committee to continue consideration of
the draft Estimates for 1948.
Head V1I. In reply: to questions put forward by theMI Ld.Lrs
for Roseau and the Western District,. respectively, the Edutic:it.i'i
Officer, who had been invited to join the meeting, epl~rin1,l that
it was proposed .to make provision in the naew E.c-Jti:iurn 3ill for
control'by'Government of the lay staff of the Primary Schqol, the
salaries of.whom were being provided for in the 194S E:Itu.i,:i
under. subhead (2) Primary.
Under'Item 5--the'Member for the: East -'rn District wished to
know the names of the four new,school buildings which were to be
rented.
The Education Officer stated that these were situatea..at liamp-
stead, Salisbury, Vieille Case and Imtayl Hall--the last nam ed of
which- it was proposed to. uze as a T .ealinL~ Centre for Teachers.
.Under Item 9--School Sanitation--thleM, M1TiLbec for th.h Ea.-t.ri
District-stated, that.no latrine bad .L en instalk-ld for thc Tcn the'.,'
House at Woodford Hill.
The Education Officer promisedto.go .ixito the matter.
Undersubhead (3) the Member for-Roseau. aslad' whether the
President could make.a statement in legard to the position f M'r.
Jullion, a former Haadmaster-cuu-Edu.catiuo Officer, ..who..ad
been.seconded from the Colony under a.De\-]vel,-pment and Welfare
Scheme.
The President replied that he was not, at the present,,6oment,
in a position todoso.
On a motion;of the, member ;for: ,Roseau, thqseaale of sa)ar'.,of
the Headmaster, ,Grammar School,,.was increased from. $1,920. by
$120 to,$2,400, .to$2$400Uby..$2Q to $2,880.
On a motion of the.Member for the Western District, the .cal',
of-salary:of the.Seniop-tMasteri was increased.froni. $1 ,58 ..'.
to $1;BOzandfra .ta0Q-by^ $96;,t$-s20g.resrpectively. to \.,w
by.$1,20.tQ:.$2iA40,0h.olders ofh.tbmp.ts to b qatifiieaien. :;Itas
agreed, however, that exception should ,be made in the. Qseo .he
present tineuinbent ,,whQoQ oia ntKetaisi ng g d a iffiienta ser-
vice. should be allowed to benefit by .the-inucr aed4,, aleof salary.
"Thei Member .for -tJe -Western rDistrziebw.was strongly .of-.the
opinion that no discrimination in .salary,,ishaould. be- made, in :the
.event of the:appointment to the. po.stof SEnJi,)! 'Master of at y other
.unqualifid, -person.
'Orn awnotion of the M'enl.m r for Roseau,.the.post :f..Messeiy. r,
-G.S 0 Class IV. wias uipgraded to that.of a GS:.O, Class4:II.
On a motion- of'the Member for the Enstern District; Item 3
was amended to iprovidkle.fo tr.aintenaa,:ine ,fees for 5.boys5and 5
,girls&plus tuition fees. for.tbhiatter a.,the .Con-ve-.t Iigh..Sch., ,i.
instead of 10 boys as heretofore provided.









141 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, JULY 3, 1950.

On a motion of the Member for the Western District, Item 3
was further amended to provide for an increased maintenance al-
lowance of $120 each per annum.
The Member for Roseau alleged that eight scholars had been
requested by the Acting Headmaster not to return to the Gramma
School in 1948 owing to the lack of accommodation.
The President stated that he understood that no specific re-
quest had been made, but that the Acting Headmaster had inti-
mated that the boys concerned would not benefit by further at-
tendance. He undertook to obtain a further explanation regarding
the allegation made by the Member for Roseau.
On the motion of the Member for Roseau, under Subhead "E",
the Acting Crown Attorney undertook to prepare amending legis-
lation to provide that all future holders of the Dominica Island
Scholarship should be liable, after qualification, to serve for five
years in the Colony, in the event of their services being required
by Government.
On a motion of the Member for the Western District, subhiead
(5) 1 (b) was amended to enable the emoluments of thirty Intend-
ing Teachers to be increased from $72 to $120 per annum each.
Head VII, as amended, was read and agreed to.
(The Education Officer, with the permission of the President
retired from the meeting.)
Under Head VIII, the Member for the Western District ex-
pressed the opinion that the Government launch was used for too
much unnecessary preventive work, such as "cruising" around
ships in the harbour, etc., with the resultant increase in expendi
ture.
The President promised to look into the matter.
Head VIII was read and agreed to.
Head IX. The Member for the Western District recalled that
at a previous meeting of the Finance Committee, it had been agreed
that all permanent Government employees should be paid salary
under the heading "Personal Emoluments", and that he was very
dissatisfied at the apparent disregard paid to the views of Members.
On a motion of the Member for the Western District, an
amount of $1,066 was included under subhead (1) 1, to provide for
the wages of the Foreman ($480),Assistant Foreman ($345.60) and
Messenger ($240), previously provided for under Item 3-Running
and Maintenance, and the figure under the latter item was reduced
accordingly.
On a motion of the Member for the Western District, subhead
(c) -Wages of Staff--$629--was inserted under subhead (2) Item
1-to provide for payment of salary to two Greasers for the Cold
Storage Department, and Item 3 was cancelled accordingly.
Under subhead (3) Mr. Aird was of the opinion that a change
should be effected in the accounting method with regard to the
supply of electricity, for example to Government Departments, in
order that it could easily be ascertained whether the undertaking
was being run at a profit or not.
The Member for Roseau stated that, in view of the recent re-
port by the Hydraulic Engineer to the Comptroller, he hoped that
a survey would be carried out in connection with the proposed
hydro-electric plant at the very earliest date possible.
The President undertook to take action accordingly.
On a motion of the Member for the Western District, Item 1,
wages of staff-including one Engine Driver a $430.56, one As-
sistant Engine Driver @ $321.36, and two Greasers @ $312 each--
was included under the subhead "Personal Emoluments".
Item IX, as amended, was read and agreed to.
(The Senior Medical Oficer, at the request of the Presiden,
joined the meeting.)









OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, JULY 3, 1950 142

Head X. The Member for Roseau complained of the recent
embarrassing occurrence in the village of Pointe Michel, where a
.man was refused burial by the Church Authorities, and there was
no other public burial place. He stated that a recent libel case
-had been the outcome of-a similar incident and he felt, therefore,
that the time had arrived for Government to take suitable action.
The President undertook to go into the matter.
At the request of the Member for the Western District, the
Senior Medical Officer assured Members that the X-Ray Duty Al-
lowance provided under Item 1. (b) was divided :among certain
nursing staff, according to a previous decision made by the Legis-
lature.
On the motion of the Member for theSouthern District, a sum
of $3,840 was provided under Item 18 for the purchase of an Am-
bulance to serve the country districts.
Under subhead (2) -Portsmouth Hospital, the Member for
Roseau stated that he understood that fish, which could not te
sold at the prevailing high prices in Portsmouth, was allowed to
become tainted, and eventually sold at a low price.
The President undertook to go into the matter.
On a motion of the Member for Roseau, the post of Orderly,
;G.S.O. Class IV, was upgraded to that of G.S.O. Class III.
On a motion of the Member for the Southern District, Item 14
-Parchase of Ambulance ($3,840)--which had already been pro-
vided for under Head X, subhead I(), Hospital, Roseau, was de-
leted.
Under subhead (5), the President promised that efforts would
-continue to be made to obtain a Medical Officer for La Plaine. He f
informed Members that provision for quarters for this Officer had
.been made in the Sketch Plan.
Under subhead (6), Leper Home, the Member for Roseau
raised the question of the treatment of lepers in British Guiana.
The Senior Medical Officer explained that experiments were
being carried out in British Guiana for the curing of a certain type
of leprosy after a 4-year period of treatment. He was in touch
with the Authorities on behalf of the lepers in Dominica who, he
assured Members, were happiest in their own native country, and
among their own people.
Head X, as amended, was read and agreed to.
Council resumed, and the President reported that some pro.
gress had been made in regard to the Bill.
NIGHT SHELTERS IN ROSEAU.
On the motion for adjournment, the Member for Roseau drew
.attention to the necessity for night shelters for country people
who were forced to spend a night or two in Roseau before return-
ing to their homes. He pointed out that in the last three or four
months, particularly, crowds of these people slept at nights along
the Bay Front.
The President stated that the need for night shelters in Ros.
eau had already been brought to his notice, and that attempts
would be made to relieve the situation.
ADJOURNMENT.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney, seconded by the
'Treasurer, the Council adjourned at 4 30 p.m. to 10 a.m. on Thurs-
.day, the 8th day of January, 1948.
N. W. ROYER,
Clerk of the Council,
Confirmed this 8th day of December, 1948.
E..P. ARROWSMITH,
1136/47. President.










143 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, JULY 3, 1950.

DOMINICA.

Comparative Return of Printipal Domestic imports.

1949 ,i 1950


ARTICLES.




CLASS 1.

Food, Drink & Tobacco.

Animals:-
Cattle, horned No.
Beer & Ale Stout &
Porter gals.
Biscuits, Bread & Cakes:
Unsweet'ed in brls. lbs.
do. in bins
tther
Butter
SSubstitutes
Cheese
Coeoa--Prepared
Coffee-Prepared
Confectionery
Fish :
Canned lbs
Dried & Salted
Pickled Herrings ,,
Fruits: Dried
Grain, Flour Pulse &
Preparations thereof:
Rice lbs.
Flour Bags of 98 lbs.
Cornmeal ,
Beans & Peas lbs.
Macaroni & Vermicelli ,,
Jams, Jellies & Preserved
Fruits:
Jams & Jellies lbs.
Canned & Bottled ,
Lard & Substitutes lbs.
Meats: Beef
Perk
Canned
Smoked
Milk, Condensed lbs.
Oils Edible gals.
Pickles, Condiments &
Sauces val.
Salt: Coarse brls.
Fine lbs.
Spirits & Bitters :
Bitters gals.
.Spirits:
Brandy gals.
Cordials & Liqueurs ,,
Gin
Whisky ,,
Sugar: Refined lbs.
Unrefined
Tea Ibs.
Tobacco & Snuff:
Manuf.: Cigarettes Ibs.
Cigars
Other
Unmanufactured ,
Vegetables:
Canned lbs.
Onions &Garlic lbs
Potatoes Ibs.
Vinegar val.!
Wines:
Claret gals.
Medicated
Sparkling
Still
Vermouth ,,


TOTAL CLASS


Quantity Value
__$


149

889
1,551
z95

2,800



1,236




436




172
5,037
568



439
525
400
11,400
1,012
1,664

4,162


101
1,400



8

62
26

163,753


965

60
6,231

486
5,650
750


8
2

24
13


I.


288

209
596
244

1,271



630




122




1,034
739
112



149


199
130
2,607
737
1,480

8,880

108
203
65



99
1
345
211

10,528


1,492

154
5,368

130
932
36


Jan. to May


Quantity Value


1

2,804

2,662
6,817
1,644

26,494
44
1,292
60
3,974

9,461
75
39,200
544



1
319
19,492
5,081



439
13,758
9,200
14,500
14,577
6,105

12,218


955
i,400

5

86
9
559
220

1,023,458
1,458

3,171

135
10,787

652
28,158
30,739


15 223
9 31
7
183 561
54 93

39,360


480

5,739

528
2,748
1,123

10,721
35
631
]08
2,098

4,644
10
4 265
245


6 j
1,967
2,894
967



149
5,440
2,227
3,161
7,052
4,556

25,924

791
1,950
65

50

647
85
3.140
1,887

67,604
1,396

5,805

304
7,843

220
3,227
1,685
54

532
181
124
2,116
514

187,938


May Jan. to May


lJuaritiy Value Quantity Value
$ $







1,233 3,098 5,023 12,082

1,917 436 9,554 2,197
45 18 ],119 590
2 707 1.674
2,060 2,027 16,672 13,018
4,620 1,656 21,924 7.889
584 392 13,740 7,214
66 34
113 375 426 818
365 196 5.998 3,219

969 582 1.938 ],14-t
89.600 22,496 526,848 121 906
5,600 1,028 34,140 5,132
232 118


546,930 31,451
6,530 56,895 18,352 157,175
111 915 314 2 597
3,368 709 25,177 5,013
960 222 3,005 693



613 215
1,171 436 10,555 3,791
2,000 701
22,400 5,221 44,600 10,439
896 453 8,916 5,476
1,498 1,170 4,063 2,675
2,100 1,230 22,626 6.765
2,819 6,514 13,606 30,078

226 1,706
1,532 3,367
60 1

4 45 13 144

'o s28 132 1 057


1,(
229,





2,.


4,
13,


8
67
53
100
80
:60

20


78
2,538
452
137
16,284
678

222


19
1,144
339
1,150
1,370,202
1,256

2,383


218
6,235
2,993
169
96,669
1,578

4,889


94 263
868 2,469 2,898 2,531
901 260
380 579 23,613 3,071
887 917 51,ie9 3,318
457

48 91 187 301
1 9 14 81
41 399
209 782 840 2,961
25 173 100 656

132,034 567,428


4



1
t










OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, JULY 3, 1950 144

1949. 1950.

ARTreiLES. May Jan. to May May Jan. to May


Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value i Quantity Value
S$$ $
CLASS H.
Crease lbs 500 74 1,757 291 i 99 1 171 1,333 2
Plants, Seeds & Bulbs val. 110
Resin, Tar & Pitch 101 1,12-
Wood:
Pitch Pine t. 44,047 10.534 2I 3,062 5,175 23,f462 5,17,
Pitch Pine -;3..062 15,1719
Spruce & White Pine ft 0,185 4,450 28,750 8,817 42,14 13,030
Shingles M. 3i 986 74 2,010


'CLASS III.
Apparel:
Shirts doz.
Vests & Bloomers
Other val.
Arms, Ammunition &
Explosives val.
Bags & Sacks (empty) ,,
Blacking & Polishes
Books, Printed
Boots,Shoes& Slippers prs.|
Cantuies: Tallow lb I
Other ,,
Carriages, Carts &
Waggons :
Bicycles No.
Motor Cycles No
Motor Cars No
Motor Lorties
Motor Parts (Car)val
Other & Pars ,,
Tyres & Tubes
Cement per 400 lbs
Chemicals& Inseclicides v.
Cinematograph Films ft
Cordage & Twine val.
Cotton Manufactures:
SPiece Goods yds.
Artificial Silk Piece
Goods yds.
Cutlery val.
Electrical Supplies
Enamelware ,,
Glass & Glassware ,,
Hardware
Hats, Caps & Bonnets ,,
Hemp, Tow & Manufs.,
Oakum ,,
Hosi-ry: Cotton & Art.
Silk
India Rubber & Gutta
Percha Manufactures ,,
Lamps, Lanterns &
Accessories val.
Leather Manufactures ,,
Linen ditto ,,
Machinery:
Agricultural ,,
Other
Manures tons
Matches gross
Medicines & Drugs val.
Metal Manufactures:
Iron & Steel val.
Other
Oils: Fuel & Gas gals.
Gasolene
Kerosene
Lubricating
Paint
Other
Packages, M.T No.
Paints, Colours &e. lbs
Turpentine gals.
Varnish

Carried Forwvard ...


35
93






2,037
540
788





5





106,554


60,961

12,482



















96
350


768

109

370
561
234
65
5,633
214
323


65
571

8 '89
715

415

531
1,773
344

19,107

7.021

2,114
4
1,174
793
10


480
169


f,885
6,553
8,900
392
1,384


631t
405


6,149)
810
2.581


22
6
8
9



321


567,652


213,000

43,485


5,048
65
1,432 411 6
7,785 1,625 35
5,614 1,338 30
240 268 2
360 988 1
9 136 8
50 142
1,351 711 12

19 0,9
:19,529


289
,505




i,840
,967
1,742
,588
,143
,885
308
.977
17
337


8.287
.1,733
1,659

710
16,707
7-57
933
20,416
321
1,008


1,021
3,763
13,117
13,915
1 92.3
2213
9,891
2,386
4,123
9,561.
3,247

77,704

-::]0
28.174


1,

1 '.3 6
Z,3Ii
15,:3(i5
2,399

584

761


4,958
324



1
5
5


457

140,596


83,688

1,598


4,192
23,320
21,005 74,
1,698 500
10,075

9,585
2,052
1,802 363
8,175 7,839
7,794 5,307
3,478 334
3,067 45
3,007 9
4,980 150,200
4,588 5,021
70
1,178 60

973 384 -.


9
584
12
60
11,352
170
875


871-
560
9,857
12,,885
1 11 85
827

2,958
3.330
1.278
2,447


38,405

1,182

2,970
987
137
9,337
(i40 I

81

911i7
137

174

62


5,537
7,6 45
730
1,715

8,057
700
86
2,176
1,641
393
101
300
7,751 17
2,193 1

324
197,23-- --
1 197,2~341


20.

4


540,


220,
9,


64.0
120






.408
324
,541


33
9
22
14



080

-19




237


291
2,444




22,570
41,231
34,247
2,687
137
27,875
'5, 54
19,553
10
77


6,708
fOl
1,401

221
11,933

977
37,005
170
1,738


1,596
3,414

28,640
5,277
4.501
13,552
16,745
6,740
7,80s
235


7 580
105
1 1,725
6.308

22,699!
3,298

491


1 391
H-








38,15 6
1,879









9j,808
24,3(i




3,01.3
10.218


8.11,1



3,903
2119,(;
9,868
3,27
408
8.418
8,047


436-


-- ---
6r;9. Is 4,


I


1


I









' 145 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, JULY 3,- 1950.

194 9 1950.

.ARTICLES. May Jan. to May May Jan. to May


Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value
$ $ $ $
TOTAL Brought Forward 24,476 973,384 197,23 69,818
Paper Manufactures val. 1,500 6,831 ] 787 6,575
Perfumery &c. ,, 192 1,140 1,433 2,242
Silk Manufacture
Soap: Common lbs. 8,559 1,626 43 897 9,109 10,281 2,735, 74,046 12,567
Fancy ,, 611 305 6,349 2,913 1,476 703 5,049 2,383
Spirits: Medicinal gals 113 34
Perfumed ,, 360 1,332 23 438
Stationery, (Govt.) val. 720 2,570 214 2,318
,, Other ,, 81 7,69] 1,014 4,455
Umbrellas ,, 1,555
Wool & Woollen
Manufactures ,, 648 8,183 70( 4,573
CLASS IV.
ANIMALS NOT FOR FOOD
Animals: Asses No. 3 30 1 12 3 42
Dogs. 1 15 1 20 2 60
Horses
CLASS V.
Parcels Post val. 8,642 36,821 14,784 53,288
Specie
TOTAL CLASSES
II, III, IV. & V. 97,904 458,153 368,624 665,471

GRAND TOTAL ... 137,264 187,938 500,658 1,232,899

W. H. SWEETING,--Financial Secretary.
19/6/50.

Administrator's Office,
3rd July, 1950.
IT is notified for general information, that the Minutes of the Meeting
of the Legislative Council held on Wednesday the 7th January, 1948, are
published with this issue of the Oficial Gazette.
1436/47.










OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY JULY 3, 1950. 141


Comparative Return


of Domestic Produce Shipped.


ARTICLES.


Class I.
Cocoa, Raw lbs.
Coffee ,, lbs.
Fruits & Nuts: Fresh :
Avocado Pears T/crates
Bananas, bunches
Coconuts No.
Grapefruit C/crates
Lemons, ,,
Limes, Green brls.
Mangoes C/crates
Oranges brls.
Do. C/crates
Others val.
Fruits & Nuts: Preserved:
Pickled Limes bris.
Do. Tamarinds ,,
*i'ruit Juices:
Lime Juice, Cone. gals.
Do. Cordial ,,
i Do. Raw
Honey lbs.
Spices: Ginger lbs.
Nutmegs ,,
Vanilla
Spirits: Rum gals.
I'obacco & Snuff:
Manufactured :
Cigars lbs.
Cigarettes
Uninanufactured :
Black Lea ,,
Vegetables Onions val.
Other
Class 1I.


Copra
Hides & Skins
Leather,Unmanufctd.
-Oils Essential:
In soln. in L. Juice
turtle Shells
Wood & Timber :
Unmanufactured :
Firewood c
Hardwood
Class III.


Baskets
Bay Rum
Canoes
Canoe Shells
Charcoal
Oils Essentia
Bay Oil
Grapefruit
Lime Oil,
Do. ,
Orange Oil


words
ft.


194


May


Quantity



65,842


45
400
13 925
39
8
728
3,773
-2




6



6 303
2,588
625

15.983
468


134






75,7960







30
500


FOB (
Value
$

12,805


135
340

74
53
3,496
7,556
15

43


150



1,114
144
50

36,011
483


558




1,879

6,903







360
83


No. 20
gals 40 60
No.
No.
lbs. 33 1
l :
lbs.
SOil ,, 2 285
Distilled ,, 41 1,762
Ecuelled


TOTAL ... $ 74,853


9. 1P


Total to date. May
ii -----
Quantity F 0 B Quantity F 0 B
Value Value
$ $

163,551 30,865 42,845 16,873
55 11


1,323
7,851
83,021.
10,374
107
1.146
4,782
305
2,956



22.



125.422
2,588
1,633
50
41,533
3,973


804
3





410,968
266


2,236


3,970
7,10-4
2,823
31,301
706
6005
14,588
2,.158
1 1,71 I
8239


250



69 322
144
130
6
92,34(0
5,6(45


3,741
7



6,222

36,253
16


295 2.433
2,294 318

100
40 60


208 6

19,669 17,206
92 285
7,003 31,620
354 3,398
585 1036

382,686


21
22.103
3,671
37

504
1,516









40,771


261.
18.657
518


283






81,838



1,226



56
1,633







685

75


40
38,745
132
111

4784
5.284
2
1







26,838


78
96,975
749


1 420




1,122


2:39


>50.


Total to

Quantity



201,429


458
73,402
3 .899
20,2.57
L I
991
1,929
504
182


f;3,
221,



20.
1,


52
90
So


875
394
357

422
,352
438


940


7,891 585,662
3


7,960



200 399
96 2,412

33
41




893 10,740

720 5,554

940

.,993


t Quantity and value of oil in solution deducted and given separately under Oils."

W. H. SWEETING, -Financial Secretaory
1.. 6. .50


DOMINICA.
Printed at the BULLETIN OFFIC,. Roseau, by G. A. JAM S-By Authority


(


Sdate.

FO 0
Value
$

80,910


1.352

,2300
80.931
44
8 001
6 8-19
4.599
739
'320

1,092
1 ,2;(')


45 .9&0
4 2,9!36
54
4
133
101,878
2,037


3,788




3,326










1 72

58
82




11,287

35,330

2,952

695,372







DOMINICA. An Ordinanee further to amen a No. 6 of 1l9t
-the Banana Ordinanee, 1934.

R. D. H. ARUNDELL,
Governor.
28th June 1950.

DOMINICA.

No. _6 of 1950.
AN ORDINANCE further to amend the Banana
Ordinance, 1984.
( [Gazbtted 3rd July, 1950.]
BE IT ENACTED by the Governor with the advice
S nd consent of the Legislative Council of Dominica as
follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Banana Short Title
(Amendment) Ordihance, 1950, and shall be read as one Ord. 21934.
with the Banana Ordinance -1934, as amended (herein- ,', o/12.
after.referred to as the principal Ordinance). 1/i4.
2 In subsection (1) of section fifteen of the prin- Amendment
ue"o n in of sectionl15
Oipal Ordinance after the word rules occurringin (e) of the
the third line therein there shall be inserted the words principal
Ordinance.
"'and decisions".
3. Paragraph (x) of subsection (1) of section Repeal and
S twenty-two is hereby repealed and in place thereof the pof 'lseeS -
following shall have effect :-- tion 1) (x)
section 22 of
(x) For imposing a cess or levy onr bananas, principal
for regulating the handling and export of Ordinance
Bananas by the Association and the mark-
eting of the same.
4. Section twenty-three of the principal Ordinance Amendment
is hereby amended by deleting therefrom subsections ofectrinip 23
(i) and (iii) and substituting therefore the following :- Ordinance,
23. (i) All bananas grown in the Colony and
intended to be exported therefrom shall be deli-
vered td-the Association at suEh place in Roseau
or elsewhere in the island as shall, from time to
time, be determined by the Board, and no bananas
shall be exported from the Colony except by the
Association or such person or persons authorised
by them under licence. Such licence shall be re-
vocable at the absolute discretion of the Board.
(iii) The Board may appoint as Purchasers
sich Members as shall be deemed necessary to
ensure efficient purchase of bananas and trans-
port of same to the receiving depot or depots of
the Association, and the Board shall fix the
minimum price to be paid at each buying station:,
Provided that nothing in this section shall.
S prevent any member or non member from delive.r-









ing bananas to the receiving depot or depots of the
Association :
Provided further that the Board shal riot
be held responsible for any act or acts whatso-
ever committed by any such purchaser prior to,
and until such time as the purchase and delivery
of bananas shall have been made and completed
at the receiving depot or depots of the Association.
Repeal and 5. Subsections (1) and (2) of section twenty-five
replacement are hereby repealed and in place thereof the following
of section 25
ofthe princi- shall have effect:-
pal- Ordi- 25. (1) Any, excess of the revenues of the
nance-
Association for any financial year thereof over the
the sums properly chargeable to their revenue
account for that year shall be placed in a reserve
fund.
(2) The amount of the reserve fund and
the uses to whicn the fund shall be applied shall
be governed by Rules to be made by the Loard
with the approval of the Governor in Ccuncil.
(3) Income.tax shall not be chargeable up
on or deductible from the reserve fund of the
Association.
Repeal and 6. Subsection (1) of section twenty-six of the
Srplaecion principal Ordinance is hereby repealed and the following
a 26 (1) of the substituted therefor:-
principal 26. (1) The Board shall, from time to time,
Ordinance.
finance. subject to the approval of the Governor, appoint
fit and proper persons to bj Secretary and Trea-
surer and such persons shall hold office during
the pleasure of the Board.
Amendment 7. Subsections (2). (4) and (6) of section twenty-
of subsec- six of the principal Ordinance are hereby respectively
tions (2),
(1) & (6) of amended as follows :
section 26 (a) by inserting the word "and Trea-
of principal
Ordinance. surer" after the word "Secretary"
occurring in the first line thereof ;
(b) by the deletion of subsection (4) there-
of ; and
(c) by the deletion of the words "of the
Governor and "
8. Subsection (2) of section twenty-nine of the
of sectont principal Ordinance shall have effect as if for the word
,29 (2) of "Secretary there was substituted the word Trea-
pMncipal "
Ordinance. surer
9. Subsection (1) of section thirty-two of the prin-
Amendment cipal Ordinance shall have effect as if for the words
of section
32 (1) of be liable to a penalty not exceeding......two
principal months ", there were substituted the words be liable
Ordinance. penalty not exceeding One hundred dollars, and in
to a penalty not exceeding One hundred dollars, and in








default of payment to imprisonment with or without
S hard labour for any time not exceeding six months ".
10. Section thirty-five of the principal Ordinance Pepeal and
is hereby repealed and in place thereof the following replacement.
section shall be substituted:- of ecioni-
35. There shall be no liability of any individ- pal Ord.
ual member .of Association, other than for the
payment of entrance fees, to contribute to the
Expenses of the Association in the event of any
failure to provide funds or of insufficient funds to
meet any just debts or expenditure incurred by
or on behalf of the Association or any member
thereof duly authorised by or on behalf of the
Association, or for any pecuniary losses arising
from the working Association, or for any default
or and suit-for or against any person or persons.
Passed- by the Legislative Council this 25th day
of May, 1950.
I. K. BURTON,
Clerk of the Legislative Council.
1287/49

























DOMINICA.
Printed at the Bulletin Office, Roseau, by G. ALPHONSUS JAMEs
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DOMINICA. The Motor Vehicles Insurance No. 7 of 1950
(Third Party Risks) Ordinance,. 1950.
I assent,
R. D. H. ARUNDELL,
Governor.
28th June, 1950.

DOMINICA.

No. 7 of 1950.

AN ORDINANCE to make provision for the
protection of third-parties against risks
arising out of the use of Motor Vehicles.
[Gazetted 3rd July, 1950]
BE IT ENACTED by the Governor with the advice
and consent of the Legislative Council of Dominica as
follows:-
1. This Oidinance may be cited as the Motor shortT'tle
Vehicles Isurance (Third-party Risks) Ordinance, 1950.
2. In this Ordinance- Interpretation.
"Driver" where a separate person acts as steers-
Sman of a motor vehicle, includes that person as
well as any other person engaged in the driving
of the Vehicle, and the expression "drive" shall
be construed accordingly.
"Insurer" means :-
(a) An Assurance Company or Underwriter regis-
tered in the United Kingdom in whose case
the requirements of the Assurance Companies
Act, 1909 '9 Edw,. 7 c. 49) and any Act
amending or substituted for the same, with
respect to deposits by Assurance Companies
and deposits and guarantees by Underwriters
are complied with.
(b) An Assurance Company or Underwriter regis.
tered elsewhere, and approved by the Govern-
or-in-Council.
(c) Any person or body of persons which carries
on in the Colony the business of giving securi-
ty of a like kind and approved by the Gov-
ernor in-Council.
"Owner" in relation to a vehicle which is the sub-
ject of a hiring agreement or hire purchase
agreement, means the person in possession of
the Vehicle under that agreement.
"Motor Cab'" means any motor vehicle kept or
used for hire or reward, or standing or plying
for hire or reward, for the conveyance of not









more than six passengers and their personal lug-
gage, whether at separate fares or otherwise.
"Motor Vehicle" includes any vehicle operated or
propelled by any form of engine, motor, or
mechanical power.
"Motor Omnibus" means any motor vehicle kept
or used for hire or reward, or standing or plying
for hire or reward, for the conveyance of more
than six passengers whether at separate fares
or otherwise.
"Motor Van" "Motor Lorry" mean any motor
vehicle transporting or intended for the trans-
port of goods or materials or for hauling or in-
intended for the haulage of goods or materials or
of any other Vehicle so engaged.
"Public Road" means any street or road to which
public has access, and includes bridges over
which a public road passes.
Obligat'en 3. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Ordinance,
on owners of
motor vebice it shall not be lawful for any person to use, or to cause
to hold insur-
ance policies or or permit any other person to use, a motor vehicle on a
other security
againstthird public road unless there is in force in relation to the
party risks.
"user of the motor vehicle by that person or that other
person, as the case may be, such a policy of insurance
or such a security in respect of third-party risks as
complies with the requirements of this Ordinance.
(2) If a person acts in contravening of this
section he shall be liable to a fine of Two hundred and
forty dollars or to imprisonment for three months, or
to both such fine and imprisonment, and a person con-
victed of an offence under this section shall (unless
the Court for special reasons thinks fit to order other-
wise and without prejudice to the power of the Court
to order a longer period of disqualification) be disquali-
fied for holding or obtaining a licence under the
No. 21of 199 Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance, 1949 for a period
of twelve months from the date of the conviction.
A person disqualified by virtue of a conviction'
under this section or of an order made thereunder for
No. 21 of 194 holding or obtaining a licence shall, for the purposes of
the Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance, 1949 be
deemed to disqualified under the provisions of that
Ordinance.
(3) Notwithstanding any enactment prescribing
a time within which proceedings may be brought
before a court of summary jurisdiction, proceedings
for an offence under this section may be brought-
(a) within a period of six months from the
date of the commission of the alleged of-
fence; or










(b) within a period which exceeds neither three
months from :the date on which it came to
the knowledge of the prosecutor that the
offence had been committed nor one year
from the date of the commission of the
offence, whichever period is the longer.
(4) This section shall not apply to any person
in the service of His Majesty keeping or allowing to .be
kept any vehicle used and employed exclusively in His
Majesty's Service, or to any Town' Authority of Dis-
trict Board keeping or allowing to be kept any vehicle
used and employed, exclusively in His Majesty's Ser-
vice, or to any Town or Village Council or Board keep-
ing or allowing to be kept any vehicle used and em-
ployed exclusively in the service of such Council or
Board.
4. (1) In order to comply with the requirements Requirement
of this Ordinance. a policy of insurance must be a policy 0oleies
which-
(a) is issued by a person who is an insurer, and
(b) insures such person, persons or classes of per-
sons as may be specified in the policy in respect
of any liability which may be incurred by him
or them in respect of the death or bodily injury
to any person caused by or arising out, of the
use of the motor vehicle on a public road :
Provided that such a policy shall not be required to
cover-
(i) liability in respect of the death arising out of
and in the course of his employment of a person
in the employment of a person insured by the
policy or of bodily injury sustained by such a
person arising out of and in the course of his
employment ; or
(ii) except in the case of a motor vehicle in which
passengers are being carried for hire or reward
or by reason of or in pursuance of a contract of
an employment, liability in respect of the death
of or bodily injury to persons being carried in
or upon or entering or getting on to or alight.
ing from the motor vehicle at the time of the
occurrence of the event out of which the claims
arise.
(iii) Any contractual liability.
(iv) Liability in respect of the first Twenty-four
dollars of any claim by any one person.
(v) Liability in respect of any sum in excess of
S$4,800 arising out of any one claim by any one
person.









(vi) Liability in respect of any sum in excess of
$9,600 arising out of the total claims for any
one accident for each vehicle concerned.
(2) Where any payment is made by aninsurer
under a policy issued under this Ordinance or by the
owner of a motor vehicle in relation to the user of which
a security under this Ordinance is in force or who has
made a deposit under this Ordinance in respect of the
death of or bodily injury to any person arising out of
the use of a motor vehicle on a public road and the per-
son who has so died or been bodily injured has to the
knowledge of the insurer or such owner received treat-
ment in a hospital in respect of the fatal or other bodily
injury so arising, there shall also be paid by the insurer
or such owner to such hospital the expenses reasonably
incurred by the hospital in affording such treatment to
an amount not exceeding One hundred and twenty
dollars for each person so treated.
For the purposes of this sub-section the expression
"hospital" means an institution which provides medical
or surgical treatment for in-patients, and the expression
"expenses reasonable incurred" means, in relation to a
person who received treatment in a hospital, an amount
for each day such person is maintained in such hospital
representing the average daily cost per patient of the
maintenance of the hospital and the staff thereof and
the maintenance and treatment of the patients therein.
(3) Not withstanding anything in any enactment,
rule of law or the common law, a person issuing a
policy of insurance under this section shall be liable to
indemnify the persons or.classes of persons specified in
the policy in respect of any liability which the policy
purports to cover in the case of those persons or classes
of persons.
(4) A policy shall be of no effect for the purposes
of this Ordinance unless and until there isissued by the
insurer in favour of the person by whom the policy is
effected a certificate (in this Ordinance referred to as a
"certificate of insurance") in duplicate in the pre-
scribed form and containing such particulars of any
conditions subject to which the policy is issued and of
any other matters as may be prescribed, and different
forms and different particulars may be prescribed in
relation to different cases or circumstances.
(5) In this Ordinance the expression "policy of
insurance" includes a covering note.
euireent 5. (1) In order to comply with the requirements
securities. of this Ordinance a security must:-
(a) be given either by an insurer or by a person
or body of persons approved by the Governor
in Council carrying on in the Colony the
business of giving securities of a like kind;
and
(b) consist of an undertaking by the giver of the
security to make good, subject to any condi-
tions specified therein, and up to the amount
in the case of an undertaking relating to the
use of any motor vehicle, of rot less than
$9,600 in respect of each such vehicle any










failure by the owner of the vehicle or such
other persons or classes of persons as may
be specified in the security duly to discharge
any such liability as is required to be cov-
ered bya policy of insurance under the last
preceding Section which may be incurred by
him or them.
(2). A security shall be of no effect for the purpose
this Ordinance unless and until there is issued by the
person giving the security in favour of the person to
whom it is given a certificate in duplicate (in this
Ordinance referred to as a "certificate of security") in
the prescribed form and containing such particulars of
any conditions subject to which the security is issued, .
and of any other matters as, may be prescribed, and
different forms and different particulars may be pre-
scribed in elation to different cases or circumstances.
(3) In lieu of the security mentioned in this sec-
tion a deposit may be made by the owner of the motor
vehicle or by the person who stands security for him of
the sum of $9,600 or securities approved by the Govern-
or in Council to the like amount in the hands of the
Financial Secretary to make good any ability as is
specified in this Ordinance.
6. Any condition in a policy or security issued or Certain eea-
given for the purposes of this Ordinance, providing thar ditionsto
no liability shall arise under the policy or security, o scuiies to
that any liability so arising shall cease, in the event of be of nu
some specified thing being done or omitted to be done effect.
after the happening of the event giving rise to a claim
under the policy of security, shall be of no effect in
connection with such claims as are mentioned in para.
graph (b) of subsection (1) of section 4 of this Ordi.
ance:
Provided that nothing in this section shall be taken
render void any provision in a policy or security requir-
.ing the person insured or secured to repay to the
insurer or the giver of the security any sums which the
latter may have become liable to pay under the ,policy
or security and which have been applied to the satisfac-
tion of, the claims of third parties.
7, Provision may be made by regulations under Productien
the Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance, 1949, for of certifi-
cate of in-
requiring a person making a requisition for a licence in suranceor
respect of a motor vehicle under section 15 of that aor otifia-
Ordinance, to append thereto a certificate of insurance rity on ap-
S ora certificate of security or to produce such evidence location for
as may be prescribed that either:- ce licence.
(a) on the date when the licence comes, into So. 21990.
operation there will be in force the necessary -
policy of insurance or the neWe'ssay security










or deposit in relation to the user of the-
mooir vehicle by the applicant or by other
persons on his order or with his permis-
sion or;
(b) the motor vehicle is a vehicle to which sec-
tion 3 of this Ordinance does not apply at
any, time when it is being driven by the
owner thereof, or by a servant of his in the
course of his employment, or is otherwise
subject to the control of the owner.
Reqire. 8. (1) Any person driving a motor vehicle on a
ments as to public road shall, on being so required by any member
perodf of the Police Force, give his name and address and the
cate 6T in- name and address of the owner of the motor vehicle
suramee ora
of si rity and produce his certificate, and if fails so to do he shall
be guilty of an offence:
SProvided that, if the driver of a motor vehicle
within five days after the date on which the production
of his.certificate was so required, produces the certifi-
cate in person at such Police Station as may have been
specified by him at the time its production was require.
ed, he shall not be convicted under this subsection of
the offence of failing to produce his certificate.
(2) It shall be the duty of the owner of a motor.
vehicle to give such information as he may be required
by or on behalf of an officer of the Police Force not
below the rank of Sergeant to give as to the identity of
the driver of the motor vehicle on any occasion when
the driver was required to produce the certificate, and if
the owner fails to doso, he shall be guilty of an offence.
(3) If in any case where, owing to the presence
of a motor vehicle on a road, an accident occurs involv-
ing personal inijry to another person, the driver of the
motor vehicle does not at the time produce his certifi-
eate to a member of the Police Force or to some person
who, having reasonable grounds for so doing, has re-
quired it. production, the driver shall report the acci.
dent at a Police Station as soon as possible, and in any
case within twenty-four hpurs of the occurrence of the
accident and there produce his certificate, and if he
fails so to do, he shall be guilty an offence.
Provided that a person shall not be convicted under
this subsection of the offence of failing to produce his
certificate if within five days' after the occurrence of
the accident, he produces the certificate in person at
such Polie, Station as may be specified by him at
the time the accident was reported.
(4) In this section the expression "produce his
certificate" mdens produce for examinationn the rele-
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vant certificate of security or such other evidence that
the motor.vehicleis not or was not being driven in con"
travention of section 3 of this Ordinance as may be
prescribed.
9. The rights of any person in respect of any liabi. Sa -f,
preseivation
lity incurred by an insured shall, in the event ofvthe of right is
death of the insured, and not withstanding any enact- ofas'oi
ment, rule of law or the common law to the contrary, surged.
be preserved to and be enforceable by such person
against the personal representatives of the insured in
the same manner and to the same extent as sach rights
would have been enforceable against the insured if he
had survived and the provisions of subsection (3) ef
section 4 of this Ordinance shall apply ace)rdingly.
In this seetior the word "insured" means a person
who is insure under a contract of insurance against
S liabilities to third parties or in respect of whom securi-
ty or a deposit in the lieu thereof is givefi in accordance
with the provisiJns of this Ordinance
10. (1) Where under any contract of insurance a i
Rights of
person (hereinafter referred to as the insured) is in- third-parties
sured against -liabilities to third parties which he may againstt in-
surers on
incur. then bankruptcy,
(a) in t ie event of the insured becoming bank- etc. pf the -
insured.
rapt or making a composition or arrange-
ment with his creditors; or
(b) i:i the case of the insured being a company,
in the event of a winding-up order being
made, or a resolution for voluntary winding-
up being passed, with respect to the com-
pany or of a receiver or manager of the
company's business or undertaking beiig
Sduly appointed or of possession being taken,
by or on behalf of the holders of any deben-
tures secured by a floating charge of any
property comprised in or subject to the
charge;
if, either before or after that event, any such liability
as aforesaid is incurred, by the insured, his rights
S against the insurer under the contract in respect of
the liability shall, notwithstanding anything in any
Ordinance or rule of law to the contrary, be trans-
S ferred to and vest in the third party to whom the liabi-
lity was so incurred.
-(2) Where an order is made under the Bankruptcy
Act, for the administration of the estate of a deceased
debtor according to the law of bankruptcy then,.if anhy
debt provable in bankruptcy- is owing by the deceased
ia respect of a liability against which lhe' Was inus'red











under a cpnAtract of insurance as being a liability
tow a third party, the deceased debtor's right against
the insurer under the contract in respect of that
liability shall, notwithstanding anything in the said
Act, be transferred to and vest in the person to
S. whom the debt is owing;
A (3) In so far as any contract of insurance made
after the commencement of this Ordinance in respect
of any liability of the insured to third party purports
whether directly or indirectly, to avoid the contract or
to alter the rights of the parties thereunder upon the
.happening to the insured of any of the events specified
in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) of subsection (1)
of this section or'upon the making of an order under
Cap. 1. the Bankruptcy Act.- in respect of his estate, the con-
tract shall be of no effect.
(4) Upon a transfer under subsection (1) or sub-
section (2) of this section, the insurer shall, subject to
the provision of section 12 of-this Ordinance, be under
the same liability to the third party as he would have
been under to the insured, but-
(a) if the liability of the insurer to the insured
exceeds the liability of the insured to the
third party, nothing in this Ordinance shall
affect the rights of the insured against the
Insurer in respect of the excess ; and
(b) if the liability of the insurer to the insured is
less than the liability of the insured to the
third party, nothing in this Ordinance shall
affect the rights of the thirds party against
the insured in respect of the balance.
(5) For the purposes of this Ordinance the expres-
sion liabilities to third parties ", in relation to a
person insured under any contract of insurance, shall
not include any liability of that person in the capacity
of insurer under some other contract of insurance.
(6) This Ordinance shall not apply -
(a) where a company is wound up voluntarily
merely for the purposes of reconstruction or
L.IT Acth
I of 1937 of amalganation with another company; or
s of 1939 (b) to any case in which subsections (1) and (2)
19 of 1939 of section 14 of the Workmen's Compensa-
-tion Act, 1937 as amended, applies.
Duty to give 11. (1) In the event of any person becoming bank-
necessary rupt or making a composition or arrangement with his
information .
te thir par-. creditors or in the event on order being made under
ties. the Bankruptcy Act, in respect of the Estate of any per.
Cap. 1' son, or in the event of a winding-up order being made, or
a resolution for a' voluntary winding-up being passed










with respect to any company or of a receiver-or manager
of the company's business or undertaking being duly
appointed or of possession being taken by or &n behalf
of the holders of any debentures secured by a floating
charge of any property comprised in or subject to the
charge it shall be the duty of the bankrupt, debtor,
personal representatives of the deceased debtor or com-
pany, and, as the Case may be, of the trustee in bank-
ruptcy, trustee, lipuidator, receiver, or manager, or
person in possedsion of the property to give at the
request of any person claiming that the bankrupt,
debtor, deceased debtor, or company is under a liability
to him, such information as may reasonably be required
'by him for the purpose of ascertaining whether any
rights have been transferred to :and vested in him by
this Ordinance and for the purpose of enforcing such
rights, if any, and any contract of insurance, in so far
as it purports, whether directly or indirectly, to avoid
the contract or to alter the righs of the parties there-
under upon the giving 6f any such information in the
events aforesaid or otherwise to prohibit or prevent the
giving thereof in the said event, shall be of no effect.
(2) If the information given to any person in pur-
suance of subsection (1) of this section discloses reason-
able grounds for supposing that there haveer may have,
been transferred to him under this Ordinance rights
against any particular insurer, the insurer shall be
subject t, the same duty as is imposed by the said sub-
section on the persons therein mentioned.
(3) The duty to give information imposed by this
section shall include a duty to allow-all contracts of in-
surance, receipts for premiums, and, other -relevant
documents in the possession or power of the person on
whom the duty is so imposed to be inspected and copies
thereof to be taken.
12. Where the -insured has become bankrupt, or Settlement
where, in the case of the insured being a company a between in-
surers and
winding-up order has been made or a resolution for insured per-
voluntary winding-up has been passed, with respect to soUns
the company, no agreement made between the insurer
Sand the-insured after, liability has been incurred to a
Third party and after the commencement of the bank.
ruptcy or winding-up, as the case may be, nor any wai-
ver, assignment, or other disposition made by, or pay-
Sment made to the insured after the .commencement
aforesaid shall be effective to defeat or affect the right
transferred to the third party. under this Ordinance, but
-those rights shall be the same as if no such agreement,
waiver, assignment, disposition or payment had been










made.


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of certificate
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1 of 1938
19 of 1989


(2) If any person foy. the purpose of obtaining
the issue of a certificate of insurance or of a certificate
of security under this Ordinance makes any false state-
ment or withholds any material info mation, he
shall be ablee to a fine not exceeding Two hundred and
forty dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceed-
ing six months, or to both such imprisonment.and fine
(3) If any person issues a certificates of insur-
rance or certificate of security which is to this know-
ledge false in any materials particular, he shall be lia-
ble to imprisonment for six months or to a fine of
Four hundred and eighty dollars, or to both imprison-
ment and fine.
(4) If any member of the Police Force has rea-
sonable cause to believe that a n y certificate of
insurance or certificate of security produced to him in
pursuance of the provisions of this Ordinance by the
driver of a motor car is a document in relation to
which an offence under this section has been committed
le may seize the document, and when any document is
seized under this section, the person from whom it
was taken shall, unless previously charged with an
offence under this section, be summoned before a court
of summary jurisdiction to account for his possession
of the said document. and the court shall make such
order respecting the disposal of the said document and
award such costs as the justice of the case may require.
S(5) In this section the expressions "certificate of
insurance and "certificate cf' security" include any
document issued under regulations made under the Vehi-
Ne. 21 of 190 cles and Road Traffic Ordinance, 1949 in pursuance of
the provisions of section 7 of this Ordinance to prescribe
evidence which may be produced in liew of a certificate
of insurance or a certificate of security.


13. (1) If, with intent to deceive, any person-
(a) forges within the meaning of the Forgery
Act as amended, or alters or uses or lends to
or allows to be used by any other person a
certificate of insurance or certificate of
security within the meaning of this Ordi.
nance : or
(b) makes or has in his possession any document
so closely resembling such-a certificate as to
be calculated to deceive,
he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and.shall be liable
on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for two
years.








14. .Save as otherwise expressly provided, all pe er
penalties imposed under this Ordinance or any regula-
tion made thereunder, shall be recoverable on summary
conviction-before a Magistrate.
15. (1) The Governor in Council may make regula- Regulation..
tions for prescribing anything which may be prescribed
under this Ordinance, and generally for the purpose of
carrying this Ordinance into effect, and in particular;
but without prejudice to the generality of the forego-
ing provisions, may make regulations -
(a) as to the forms to be used for the purposes
of this Ordinance;
(b) as to applications for and the issue of certifi-
cates of insurance and cert ficates of securi-
ty and any other documents which may be
prescribed and as to the keeping of records of
documents and the furnishing of particulars
thereof or the giving of information with
respect thereto to the Chief of Police;
(c) as to the issue of copies of any such certifi-
cates or other documents which are lost or
destroyed;
(d) as to the custody, productions, cancellation
and -surrender of any such certificates or
other documents;
(e) for providing that any provisions of this
Ordinance shall, in relation to motor vehi-
cles brought into the Colony by persons
making only a temporary stay therein, have
effect subject to such .modifications and
adaptions as may be prescribed.
(2) Regulations made under this section shall not
have and force or effect until' they have been approved
by the Legislative Council, and when so approved by
resolution shall as from the date of such approval, have
the same force and effect as if they were contained in
and formed part of this Ordinance
(3) All such regulations shall, after approval be
published in the Gazette.
16. (1) Any person whoby any act or omission Offenoes ama
contravenes or fails to comply with the provisions of general
this Ordinance, shall unless a penalty is otherwise penalty'
specifically provided, be liable on summary conviction
to a fine of ninety-six dollars Or to imprisonment of
three months.
(2) Where a person is, by virtue of any power
contained in this Ordinance or in any regulations made
thereunder,-required to do or to abstain from doing
any aet or thing and makes default in complying with









ar-such req4isitio'k, it shall be lawful for a Magistrate
on conviction, in addition to any other penalty which
'he may impose to order such person to comply with
such requisition and to annex to any such order any
condition as to time or mode of action or otherwise
which he may think necessary to enforce compliance
-vith.
(3) Every person 4ho makes default in comply-
ing with any such order of the Magistrate m!y, in the
discretion of the Court, be ordered to pay a sum of
Four dollars and, eighty cents for every day during
which he is thereafter in default: or to be imprison-
ed until he has remedied his default: Provided that-any
such person shall not for such non-compliance be liable
to the payment of any sums amounting in' the aggre-
gate to mote than ninety-six dollars or to imprisonm nt
for any periods amounting in the aggregate to more
than two months in addition to any other fine or term
of imprisonment to which he may otherwise be liable.
Refusing to 17. If the driver of any motor vehicle wl';o corn-
give name or mits an offence under this Ordinance or any regulations
address of
giving false made thereunder, refuses to give his name and address
name or ad- or gives a false name or address he shall be guilty of an
dres. offence under this Ordinance; a, d it shall be the duty
of the owner of the motor vehicle if required to give
any information which it is within his power to give
and which may lead -to the identification and appre-
hension of the driver and if the owner fails to do so he
shall be guilty of an offence under this Ordinance.
Provided that refusal by such driver or owner to
give his name and address or information, as case may
be, shall be no offence unless a request therefore be
made by a member of the Police Force, or by any per-
son having reasonable grounds for making such re-
quest.
Liability of 18. (1) If any motor vehicle is used which does
er and not. comply with or contravenes any provision of this
olence,. Ordinance or of any regulation, of any order lawfully
made under this Ordinance or any regulation; or
(2) If any motor vehicle is used in such a state or
condition or in such a manner as to contravene any
such provision; or
(3) If anything is done or omitted *in connection
with a motor vehicle in contravention of any such pro-
vision; then, unless otherwise expressly provided by
the Ordinance, the driver or person in charge of the
motor vehicle at the time of the offence shall be guilty
of an offence unless the offence was not due to any act,
omission, neglect, or default on his part.








19. This Ordinance shall commence and come intoa "t.
force on a date to be mixed by the Governor by Procla-
mation published in the Gazete.
Passed the Ligislative Council this 25th day of
May, 1950.
D. K. BYRTQN,
Clerk of the Legislative Council
"465/48


DOMINICA.
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DOMINICA. The Customs Import and Export No. 8 of 1950
Tarif Consolidation, (Amendment
No. 2) Ordinance, 1950.
I assent,
R. D. H.,ARUNDELL,
Governor.
28th June 1950.

DOMINICA.

No. 8 of 1950.
AN ORDINANCE further to amend the Cus-
toms Import and Export Tarif Consolida-
tion Ordinance, 1930.
[Gazetted 3rd July, 1950]
BE IT ENACTED by the Governor with the
advice and consent of the Legislative Council of Dom-
inica as follows :-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Customs Short Title.
Import and Export Tariff Consolidation (Amendment
Ord. 11/:930
No. 2) Ordinancet 1950 and shall be read as one with the
2/19 2' 16/1982,
Customs Importand Export Tariff Consolidation Ordi- 4/1g8, of 194
7/1987, 4 of 1941
nance, 1980. as amended (hereinafter referred to as the 942 9 of 19
6 19 of1944
principal Ordinance). 6of 1957o01945
2. Item 10 (a) of the third Schedule to the princi- mthid Schu
pal Ordinance shall have effect as if for the words "lid. otd~P~n~ e
per bunch in case of shipments.......................
....received by the said Association occurring in the
third column thereof there were substituted the follow-
ing-
"three cents per bunch'in the case of ship-
ments made to places outside the Colony
but within the Caribbean Area and in the
case of shipments made to places outside
the Caribbean Area .24 of one cent per lb.
on every lb. shipped."
3. This Ordinance shall .be deemed to have come mr""nce
into operation on the 24th day of November, 1949.
4. The Customs Import and Export Tariff (Amend- Repeal. or-
ment) Ordinance. 1949, is hereby repealed. No. 23 o 1949.
Passed by the Legislative Council this 25th day of May, 1950
D. K. BURTON,
Clerk of the Legislative Council.
1120/49.
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DOMINICA. The Forest, Soil and Water No. 9 of 1950
Conservation (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1950.
I assent,
R. D. H. ARUNDELL,
Governor.
28th June, 1950.

DOMINICA.

No. 9 of 1950.
AN ORDINANCE further to amend the Forest,
Soil and Water Conservation Ordin-
ance, 1946.
-- [Gazetted 3rd July, 1950.j
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 Forest, Soil hort Title.
and Water Conservation (Amendment) Ordinance, 1950,
and shall be read as one with the Forest, Soil and Water 1 o 19:.
Conservation Ordinance, 1946, as amended (hereinafter
referred to as the principal Ordinance).
2. After Section 24 of the principal Ordinance the
following section shall be inserted:-- section f
24A. It shall be lawful for the Chief Forest Officer
Authority by
or any person authorised by him in writing, where chief Forest
Officer to
he has reasonable ground to believe that any land- inspet ians.
owner is in possession of lands suspected to be ad-
joining Crown Lands and where boundaries of such
Lands are doubtful, to request such landowner to
produce for inspection his plans, deeds or other
documents as may be necessary for verifying such
boundaries.
Passed by the Legislative Council this 25th day
of May, 1950.
D.K. BURTON,
Clerk of the Legislative Council.
1262/49.





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DOMINICA. The Magistrate's Code of Procedure No 10 of 1950
Amendment Ordinance, 1950.
I assent,
R. D. H. ARUNDELL,
Governor.
28th June, 1950.

DOMINICA.

No. 10 of 1950.
AN ORDINANCE further to amend the Magis-
trate's Code of Procedure Act.
[Gazetted 3rd July, 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 Magistrate's Short title.
Code of Procedure (Amendment) Ordinance, 1950 and shall be L I, Act
read as one with the Magistrate's Code of Procedure Act as 3 1931
amended (hereinafter referred to as the Principal Act.) L.I. Act
26/1932
D ca. Ords
6/1940.
12 1944
4/1949.
2. Subsection (1) of section one hundred and seventy Amendment
of section
six of the Principal Act is amended by inserting the words 171 (1) of
"of the Supreme Court" between the word "Registrar" the Principal
and the word "all" occurringin the fifth teen line thereof. Act.
3. Section one hundred and seventy seven of the Princi- Substitution
pal Act is hereby repealed and in place thereof the following of Section
shall have effect: 177 of the
Principal
177. (1) The Magistrate shall record the reasons for Act.
the judgment in writing and sign the same at the time of
pronouncing the judgment and within fourteen days of
such pronouncement of the judgment appealed against shall
cause such reasons to be transmitted to the Registrar of the
Supreme Court and they shall be included in and form part
of the record of appeal.
(2) The Registrar of the Supreme Court shall
thereupon set the appeal down for hearing at the next
Court to be holden by the Judge and on application of either
party to the appeal shall supply such applicant with a copy
of the record of appeal or of any part thereof on payment
for the same at the rate of four cents per folio of 100
words.
Passed by the Legislative Council this 25th day of May, 1950.
D. K. BURTON,
Clerk of the Council.
144/45.
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DOMINICA.

Minutes of Meeting of Finance

Committee.

AT a meeting of the Finance Committee held at the Adminis-
trator's Office on Wednesday the 7th September, 1949.
Present :
His Honour C. A. HARNEY, Acting Administrator,
Chairman.
The Honourable E.L. ST, BERNARD, Acting' Crown Attorney
,, ,, G. M, PUCKRIDGE, C.M.G., E.D., Acting
,, C. A. H. DUPIGNY, [Treasurer.
S ARTHUR PEMBERTON,
,, Mrs. ELMA NAPIER.
G. AUSTIN WINSTON,
T. M. BERTRAND.
C. J. L. DUPIGNY,
S, J. 0. AIRD,
,, H. D. SHILLINGFORD, C.B E.
Confirmation of Minutes.
The Minutes of'the meetings held on the 24th and26th Au-1
gust, 1949, respectively, were read and confirmed.
Arrival of Mrs. Napier.
His Honour welcomed Mrs. NAPIER back to the Finance Com-
mittee and mentioned that it was the first time he had met her and
also the first time he had worked with a woman on the Legisla-
ture. He hoped that when things became boisterous her feminine
presence would have a soothing effect.
Dominica, St. Lucia Marketing Agency, Barbados.
Mr. C. A. BELLOT, who was invited to the meeting, came. in
and took a seat.
His Honour introduced Mr. BELLOT and asked him to state his
grounds for asking for compensation.
Mr. BELLOT outlined in detail his grievance which had arisen
out of the recent arrangements between the Dominica Govern-
ment and himself for taking over the Dominica and St. Lucia
Marketing Agency in Barbados and asked that he receive com-
pensation.
Mr. SHILLINGFORD asked Mr. BELLOT to give an idea of the
compensation which he would consider adequate.
Mr. BELLOT replied that it would suffice if Government handed
him the equipment free. The equipment, according to his valua-
tion, was worth $2,789.66.









Mr. SHILLINGFORD then asked Mr. BELLOT how he had. ar-
rived at his compensation.
'.r. BELLOT explained that the annual turn over of the Agency
was ever $4,000.00 and he estimated that in the premises he was
forced to occupy the turn over would be half of that. He also
mentioned that the good will of the business which he had lost,
should be taken into account.
His Honour thanked Mr. BELLOT who retired from the meet-
ing.
General discussion ensued. The Committee recommended that
His Honour should lay the facts of the case before the Govern-
ment of St. Lucia with a view to the two Governments arriving at
a decision.
The Committee also recommended that His Honour.should
endeavour to get Mr. BELLOT to state a more reasonable amount
for compensation.
Mrs. Napier.
Mrs. NAPIER explained the reason for her letter which had
caused such a stir in the Legislature.
Mr. WINSTON stated that he did not doubt the veracity of Mrs.
NAPIER'S letter but felt that it was perfectly legitimate for the
Legislature to ask the Secretary of State for confirmation.
Order for Badges, ties, blazers, etc.
His Honour read a letter from the Acting Headmaster of the
Dominica Grammar School pointing Out the necessity for a school
uniform, ties, etc., and asking that Government finance the initial
order which would be stocked and sold by the school.
The Committee recommended that the application should be
renewed in a year's time.
Duties of Staff Supply Office.
His Honour read a statement giving an allocation of the duties
of the staff at the Supply Office, which had been requested at a
previous meeting.
Mr. WINSTON advocated the doing away with the Supply Office
-and asked that that Office be relieved of work whenever the op-
portunity presented itself.
The Committee decided that the Acting Treasurer should go
into the matter and submit a report.
Sealand Service.
His Honour read two letters from the Managing Director of
the British West Indian Airways informing him that he had flown
in the Sealand at Belfast, which was just receiving the finishing
touches, and the first boat the St. Vincent, should arrive in Tri-
nidad during September.
His Honour passed round a photo of the St. Vincent receiving
the finishing touches.
Director General of Civil Aviation.
His Honour read Saving Telegram No. 372 of the 12th July,










1949, from the Secretary of State stating the necessity for the
Directorate to continue and asking that the question whether the
post of Director General of Civil Aviation.should continue, be con-
sidered.
The Committee agreed to the continuation of the Directorate.
Application for Subsistence Allowance for
Miss D. Jules.
The Committee considered an application from the Education
Officer for a grant to Miss D. JULES to cover subsistence for the
month of April, while she was waiting for a temporary Teaching
appointment in Barbados in order' to better equip herself. The
Committee decided,that they were unable to accede to the request
in the circumstances.
Supplementary Votes.
The Committee approved of Supplementary votes to meet ex-
penditure under the following heads :-
Head Subhead Amount.
X. (1) IRoseau Hospital. 4. Drugs $50.00
XX. Post Office 2. Letter Sorters' Pay $360.00
XVII. Miscellaneous 12. Refunds of Over-
Spayments 192.00
Entomological and Mycological Advisory Service.
His Honour informed members that the allocation under
Scheme D. 210A ceased to be available after the 31st March this
year and asked members whether it was their wish that the scheme
should be renewed.
The Committee agreed that the Scheme should be renewed.
Search for Sloop "Alexandrine."
The Committee approved of the payment of the expenses in-
curred in sending the M.. V. Giodwill to the assistance of the
Sloop Alexand ine which-was dismasted ten miles northwest of
Guadeloupe and advised that the bill should be forwarded to the
Commissioner of-Montserrat, in view of the fact that the request
for assistance had emanated from him.
Visic of Delegation from the United Kingdom
Branch of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
His Honour read a demi-official letter of the 15th August from
the Governor informing him of a'visit to the West Indies of a de-
legation from the United Kingdom Branch of the Commonwealth
Parliamentary Association and-stating that-he was afraid a visit
to Dominica would not be possible.
Mr. WINSTON said that it did not lie with the Governor to say
whether they could come to the Colony or not and asked His Hon-
our to inform the delegation that it was the wish of the Colony
that they should visit Dominica.
Mrs. NAPIER was of the opinion that they would be willing to
visit the Colony.









Take over -by Government of the Dominica
Infirmary and the Burial of Paupers.
The Committee approved of the Government relieving the
Roseau Town Council'of the following items of expenditure:--
1. Grant to Dominica Infirmary.
2. Burial of Paupers.
Nurse-Midwife for Fond St. Jean.
Mr. WINSTON asked for a Nurse Midwife to be stationed at
Fond St. Jean, and pointed out the necessity for that.
His Honour promised to go into the matter.
Communal Privies Mahaut.
Mr. WINSTON informed His Honour that the communal pri-
vies at Mahaut had been washed away during the high seas of the
1st September and asked His Honour to take action on the matter.
His Honour undertook to do so.
Roads and Jetties.
Mr. SHILLINGFORD brought to His Honour's notice the bad
condition of the road from Coulibistrie to Du.Blanc which had been
worsened by the recent high seas and mentioned that the Colihaut
Jetty had been completely destroyed and the Salisbury one partial-
ly.
His Honour said that he was not aware of the destruction of
the Jetties.
Mr. WINSTON stated that it was thle duty of the Public Works
Department to submit to His Honour a statement of the damage
after such storms.
Portsmouth Jetty.
Mr BERTRAND asked that action be taken to erect a jetty on
the new site at Portsmouth. He mentioned that Messrs. FOLEY
& BAND had to build a temporary jetty for the last shipment of
Bananas.
Bridges Dormant River.
Mr. BERTRAND drew His Honour's attention to the provision
in the estimates on two consecutive years for a bridge to-span the
Dormant River and up to the present nothing had been done to it.
He asked His Honour to look into the matter.
His Honour promised to do so.
Status of Mr. G. M. Clarke.
Mr. WINSTON brought up the question of Mr. CLARKE'S status
in the Civil Service and asked that something be done to improve
his position.
Mr. SHILLINGFORD supported Mr. WINSTON and thought that
it was a case worthy of consideration.
His Honour promised to consider the matter.
The Committee then adjourned sine die.
D. K. BURTON,
Clerk of Council.
Confirmed this-5th day of October, 1949.
C. ADDISON HARNEY,
Acting Administrator.









DOMINICA.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1950, No. 16.

PRICES CONTROL ORDER.

ORDER MADE BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY OF DEFENCE RE-
GULATIONS (CONTINUATION No. 2) ORDER, 1947, (S. R. & 0.
1947, N. 77).
[Gazetted 3rd July, 1950.]
1. Short Title. This Order may be cited as the Prices
Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Order, 1959.
2. Revocation. The Prices Control (Amendment) Order
1950 (S. R. & 0. 1950. No. 4) is hereby revoked.
Made this 1st day of July, 1950.
E. P. ARROWSMITH,
Competent Authority.
186/42 Pt. II.


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