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VOL. LXXIII ROSEAU, TUESDAY, Al
21st July, .950.
It is notified for general information
that the Secretary of State for the colonies
has notified His Excellency the Governor
that the King will not be advised to exer-
cise His Majesty's power of disallowance
with respect to the undermentioned
Ordinance passed by the Legislative
Council of Dominica:-
No 17 of 1947. Agricultural Produce
Export. (Amendment) Ordinance, 1947.
28th July, 1959
REGISTRATION OF SERVICE VOTERS
The Representation of the people Act,
1948 provides that Crown servants abroad,
and their wives if they are living abroad
to be with them, may be included on an
electoral register in the United Kingdom
as service voters
Any civil servant who wishes to be re-
gistered as a service voter must comply
with the following conditions:
(a) Must be a British subject or a citizen
of Eire, over 21 years of age and not sub-
ject to any legal incapacity to vote (People
under 21 years of age may make a service
declaration but they will not be included
on an electoral register until after they
readh the age of 21.)
(b) Must be a person employed in the
service of the Crown and required to
devote his whole time to the duties of a
post outside the United Kingdom, the
remuneration of which is paid wholly out
of moneys provided by Parliament. (Peo-
pie employed under approved schemes
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finance'. wholly from the Development
anid Welfare Vote of the Colonial Offlce
may qualify )
(c) Most make a declaration that but
for his service abroad he would have been
resident at an address in the United
When a married civil servant satisfies
condition (b) above and h's wife is living
abroad with him and satisfied condition
(a) she may also make a declaration so as
to be included in the United Kingdom
Persons interested should apply at this
office for further particulars.
J. N. MCINTYRE
Administrator 's Office,
31st July, 1950I .
List of Aliens to whom Certificates of
Naturalisation have been granted by the
Governor of the Windward Islands and
whose Oaths of Allegiance have been
registered during the month of July 1950.
The date shown is the date on which
the Oath of Allegiance was taken
STEIGER, WILHELM, Deminica, Medical
20th July, 195l
J. N. McINTYRE,
Governm ent Secretary.
1st August, 1950.
THE following particulars relating to
appointments etc in the public service
are published for general information:-
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1950.
ALCENDOR, JOSEPH, Clerical Assistant and
Bailiff, District F" Grandbay, vaca.
tion leave from 1st August to 2nd
September, 1950 inclusive.
BULLY, Miss ENA, Nurse G. S. O. Class I,
Medical Department, Appointed
Nurse Assistant to Dental surgeon,
G. S. O. Chief Officer.
1st January, 1950.
BUTLER, Mr. E. W. 2nd Class Clerk,
Treasury Department, Appointed 1st
Class Clerk, Treasury Department.
1st July, 1950
CASIMIR, ALEXANDRINE. G S. 0. Class II1
Nurse, Medical Department, vacation
leave from 4th August to 21st August.
CHARLES, RUF"ORD G. S. 0. Class III,
Postman, G. P. 0., vacation leave
from 3rd August to 5th September,
COLAIRE, Mr. E~us P. 2nd Class Warder
H. M. Prison vacation leave from lst
August to 25th August, 1950 inclusive.
DOMINIQUE, Miss EDITH A. G.S.O. Class
III, Nurse, Medical Department,
vacation leave from 29th July to 15th
August, 1950 inclusive.
JOHN, Mr. FERDINAND, G. S. O. Class II.
Messenger, Puhlic Works Department,
vacation leave from 1st August to
25th August, 1950 inclusive.
LAMBERT, Mr. D.R.M. 3rd Class Clerk,
Treasury Department Appointed 2nd
Class Clerk, Treasury Department,
1st July, 1950
LEWIS, Miss PHYLLIS. Clerk-in-Training,
appointed Clerical Assistant, Supply
1st Augnst, 1950.
TOUSSAINT, Miss CLARA, Health Visitor
Medical Department, vacation leave
from 1st August to 2nd September,
WILLIAMS, Mr. R.L. Ag. Clerk-in-Training
Treasury Department, appointed 3rd
Class Clerk, Treasury Department, on
two years' probation.
1st July, 1950
4th August 1950.
HIs Honour the Administrator has been
pleased to appoint C. C. BEAUSOLEIL,
Esquire, to be Revising Officer under the
Roseau Town Council Ordinance, No. 23
of 1937 in connection with the List of
Voters for the election of members to the
Roseau Town Couucil for the period
18th July, 1950.
THE attention of the General Public
is invited to the scheme for organisa-
tion of relief in the event of a hur-
ricane, which is re-published in this
issue of the Official Gazette.
ORGANISATION AND PROCEDURE FO (
REPORTING ON DISTRESS AND
ORGANISING RELIEF IN THE
EVENT OF A HURRICANE.
1. For the purpose of hurricane
report and relief, the Colony shall
be divided into the following four
Hurricane Districts :-
(a) THE ROSEAU DISTRICT, as
bounded by the jurisdiction of
the Roseau Town Council.
(b) THE WESTERN DISTRICT, being
Magisterial District "E" ex-
(c) THE SOUTH EASTERN DISTRICT,
being Magisterial District "F".
(d) THE NORTHERN DISTRICT, be-
ing Magisterial District "G.".
2. There shall be a District Hurri-
cane Authority for each District as
(a) For THE ROSEAU DISTRICT, the
Roseau Town Council.
(b) For THE WESTERN DISTRICT,
the Magistrate, District "E."
(c) For THE EASTERN DISTRICT,
the Magistrate, District "F".
(d) For THE NORTHERN DISTRICT
the District Officer.
3. Each District Hurricane Authori-
ty will submit urgently to the Adminis-
trator his first rough Report as soon
as possible after the disaster. The
Report should give such information
as may be considered fairly accurate
and also an opinion as to the extent
of the disaster in those parts of the
district from which there are only
rumours, with an estimate of the pos-
sible requirements in the way of relief.
This report should also give a rough
estimate of loss of life, serious per-
sonal injury, damage to houses and
destruction of food crops and food sup-
plies, and number of individuals ren-
4. Each District Hurricane Authori-
ty will send in further reports correct-
ing and amplifying the first report and
giving such details as are possible, as
soon as receipt of information justifies
his doing so; and he will continue to
send in daily or periodical reports, as
may be necessary, acting on his own
5. The Officials of each District will
afford the District Hurricane Authority
all the information in their power,
with the least possible delay, in order
that the report may be full and conm-
6. In addition to the District Hur-
ricane Authorities, Local Hurricane
Authorities have been appointed as
Canefield, Morne Prosper, Loubiere,
Everton. Trafalgar, etc., Laudat and
Bellevue: The Dean of Roseau and
Priests, The Honourable Austin Win-
Pointe Michel: The Parish Priest,
H. P. Celaire, Esquire.
Soufriere and Scott's Head: The
Parish Priest, The Honourable Arthur
Pemberton, Terrence Etienne, Esquire.
Mahaut and Massacre: The Parish
Priest. Reginald lsidore, Esquire.
St. Joseph, Layou and Salisbury:
The Parish Priests, The Head Teacher,
St. Joseph, and W.F. Harrison, Esq,
Coulibistrie, Batalie, Morne Rach-
ette, Colihaut and Dublanc: The Par-
ish Priest. The Honourable H. D.
Grand Bay: The Government Offi-
cer, the Parish Priest, H. Bellot, Es-
quire, and L.A. Casimir, Esquire.
Petite Savanne and Bagatelle: The
Head Teacher, Petite Savanne.
Delices: The Head Teacher.
Laplaine: The Parish Priest, the
Rosalie: The Head Teacher.
San Sauveur, etc. : The Parish
Priest, the Head Teacher.
Castle Bruce: The Head Teacher.
Portsmouth and surrounding Dis-
trict: The District Officer.
Vieille Case etc. : The Parish Priest,
B.A. Royer, Esquire.
Wesley: The Parish Priest, James
Marigot: S.O. Pringle, Esquire, the
Hampstead and Calibishie: The
Head Teacher and Hartwell Theodore,
AUGUST 8, 1950
7. These Local Hurricane Authori-
ties will take emergency measures for
affording relief and will report as soon
as possible to the District Hurricane
8. In the event of communication
with the District Hurricane Authority
being difficult or impracticable, the
Local Hurricane Authority will report
direct to the Administrator.
9. Each District Authority will en-
deavour to keep in close touch with
the Local Hurricane Authorities in
the various areas in his District and,
in spite of there being no such vote,
will be justified in expending- the
money urgently needed, whether for
special messenger or for food, without
awaiting the Administrator's authori-
ty, up to a limit of 5 for each Dis-
trict. Just as the Administrator will
authorise urgent expenditure in anti-
cipation of being able to justify it to
the Council and Secretary of State, so
the District Authorities may rely on
the refund of the sums they expend
without authority, provided that they
can show that the expenditure was
reasonable and the need for it urgent.
10. The Public who have suffered
loss or damage should apply to the
Local HLrricne Authorities in each
area and not come or send to the
Officials at Roseau.
11. For the further and better or-
ganizing of these measures the fol-
lowing CENTRAL HURRICANE RELIEF~
COMMITTEE has been appointed:-
His Honour the ADMINISTRATOR,
The HON. FIN. SECTY.
The Hon. J.O. AIRD.
The DIRECTOR OF WORKS.
The SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER,
The Very Revd. the Dean of Roseau,
The Rector, St. Georges Church.
The Revd. J. DAVISON.
1. At the beginning of the hurricane
season and generally in the month of
July, all shutters and fastenings should
be thoroughly overhauled and renewed
where necessary. In the case of de-
tached shutters identification marks
should be clearly painted on each, cor-
responding with the number and loca-
tion of each window.
2. When barring up a house on
indications of bad weather or the ap-
proach of a hurricane--begin with the
side facing the direction of the pre-
vailing wind, which varies as a rule
from the North-West to North-East.
Should the centre happen to pass over
the island during the' period, of calm
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1950:
the north side should be opened up
and the southern or westerly sides
closed. Very often, however, the
hurricane shifts directly from North-
East to South East with little or no
interval of relative calm, and under
such circumstances it is wise to have
every window securely fastened.
3. For the information of the public
generally it may be stated that a
special hurricane code is in use and
on the indication of a falling barometer
and prevailing hurricane symptoms,
mutual telegrams are interchanged;
this is supplemented by a voluntary
service by the Cable and Wireless
(West Indies Limited) who have kindly
undertaken to publish daily barome-
tric and other weather observations
from the observations from the neigh-
DOMINICA. The following signal,
will be made from Fort Young, Roseau.
as a warning in event of probable ap-
proach of a hurricane or severe gales
S CAUTIONARY SIGNAL.
One gun or rocket will be fired at
ny time of the day or night, and a
.ed flag having a black centre will be
hoisted on the signal staff by day, and
a red lantern by night.
Two guns or rockets will be fired in
succession, and two red flags with
black centres will be hoisted by day
and two red lanterns by night.
When the signal is given, steps
should at once be taken to secure pre-
mises on shore and vessels in port
against impending danger.
CANCELLING SIGNAL. '
On improvement of weather. conii-
tions after either the Cautionary 'bor
Danger Signals have been made, and
it is considered that the hurricane has
passed Dominica, a blue flag will be
With regard to Portsmouth, the
same signals will apply, the necessary
flags and red lanterns being hoisted
at the Police Station, Portsmouth.
J. N. McINTYRE,
18th July, 1950.
THE attention of Heads of Depart-
ments is called to the notice published
in this Gazette regarding Hurricane
Warnings, as they will he held respon-
sible for seeing that the buildings of
their Departments are made as secure
as possible after firing of signals.
J N. MCINTYRE,
AN open Court will be held at the Court
House. Rosean, at 10 a.m. on the 21st
August. 1950, for the election of Members
to serve on the Roseau Town Council for
the period 1950-1953.
Dated this 4th day of August 1950.
C. C. BEAUSOLEIL,
Printed at the BULLETIN OFFICE, Reseau, by'G. A. JAMES-By Authority