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Dominica.


Official


Gazette.


pub u lig b bp RP utboritp.


VOL. LXXIII


ROSEAU, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1950.


Government Notices.

Administrator's Office,
18th November, 1950.
THE following particulars relating to
appointments etc in the public service
are published for general information:-
BAPIISTE, ESSEY, Appointed Forest Guard,
Forest Service, on one year's proba-
tion.
16th September, 1950.
1284/47
DESBONNES, TILBERT Probationer Forest
Guard, appointed Forest Guard, Forest
Service.
19th April, 1949.
1248/47.
DESBONNES, TILBERT. Forest Guard, ap-
pointed Forest Ranger, Forest Service.
1st September, 1919.
1284/47
JAMES, R. EARDLY. Probationer Forest
Guard, appointed Forest Guard, Forest
Service.
1st September. 1949.
1284/47
JAMES, R. EARDLY. Forest Guard, appoint-
ed Forest Ranger, Forest Service.
1st September, 1950.
1248/47
McINTYRE, Miss SYBIL, E Clerk-in-Train-
ing, appointed 3rd Class Clerk, Audit
Department on two years probation.
15th November, 1950.
841/50
PAUL, Miss WINIFRED. C'erk-in-Training,
appointed 3rd Class Clerk, Audit De-
partment, on two years probation
35th November. 1950.
1S88/G0.


'4 17 f.


TONGE. FRANCIS. Appointed Forest Guard,
Forest Service, on one year's proba,
tion,
1st April, 1950.
1284/47
WILLIAMS, BURLEIGH. Appointed Forest
Guard, Forest Service, on one year's
probation.
1st December, 1949.
1284/47

Administrator's Office,
13th November, 1950.
OPENING OF NEW BRITISH HOUSE
OF COMMONS
The following telegrams are published
for general information:
From Governor of the Windward
Islands to Secretary of State for the
Co lonies, 24th October, 1950.
"Grateful you convey to the Speaker
of the House of Commons on behalf of
the Legislative Councils of the Windward
Islands their respectful congratulations
and warm good wishes on this great
occasion."
From Secretary of State for the
Colonies to Governor of Windward
Islands, 27th October. 1950.
"Your message was conveyed to the
Speaker who was delighted to receive it
and will read it to the House at the first
convenient opportunity."
From Speaker, House of Commons
to Governor of the Winward Islands
30th October, 1950.
Most grateful for your kind telegram
on the occasion of the opening of our new


No. 60









275 OFFICIAL GAZETTE. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1950.


Chamber. Please convey our thanks and
cordial greetings to all members of the
Legislative Councils of the Windward
Islands."
By Order,
L. ACHILLE PINARD,
Acting Government Seeretary.

Administrator's Office,
15th November, 1950.
His Honour the Administrator has been
pleased to nominate the Honourable W.H.
SWEETING, Financial Secretary, Lieuten.
ant Colonel E. R. ROWBOTHAM, Director
of Works, and Dr. H. B. HETHERINTON
Senior Medical Officer, to be members of
the Roseau Town Council for three years
commencing on the 1st of December, 1950.
It is also notified, for general informa-
tion, that the Presiding Officer has report-
ed to the Administrator that the following
persons have been declared to be duly
elected as members of the Roseau Town
Council for three years commencing on
the 1st of December, 1950 -
The Honourable C. A H. Dupigny.
M. M Edwards, Esquire.
J.H.C. Grell, Esquire.
G. A. James, Esquire.
and
L.F.C. Royer, Esquire.
633/50.
Administrator's Office,
17th November, 1950.
WITH reference to the Gazette Notice
dated 2nd September, 1950, it is notified
for general information that the Exe.
quatur empowering Senor Jose Gornide,
Junior to act as Brazilian Consul at Port-
of-Spain with jurisdiction including Trini-
dad, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Windward
Islands, Leeward Islands, Barbados. Bri-
tish Guiana and British Honduras,received
His Majesty's signature on the 15th Sep-
tember, 1950.
1293/49

Adminmstrato 's Gffice,
20th November, 1950.
THE following Statutory Rules and
Orders are circulated with and form part
of this Gazette: -
No. 31 of 1950. Jurors (Allowances)
Rules, 1950.
149/50.
No. 32 of 1950. Prices Control' Amend-
ment No. 5) Order, 1950.
1186/42. Pt, II.

Administrator's Office,
20th November, 1950.
IT is notified for general information,
that the Minutes of the Meeting of the
Legislative Council held on Wednesday the
8th December, 1948, are published with
this issue of the Official Gazette.
976/49.


POLICE NOTICE.
Owners of Registered Motor Vehicles in
Roseau which have not been examined for
the period July to December, 1950 are
hereby requested to have such vehicles
available for examination out-side Police
Headquarters from 20th to 24th Novem-
ber from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
E. M. FELIX,
traffic Commissioner.

WEST INDIAN WORKERS FOR THE
UNITED S FATES OF AMERICA.
A delegation representing the Govern-
ments of all the British Caribbean Terri-
tories was received by Members of the
State Department and the United States
Department of Labour on Thursday 9th
November, 1950. The delegation repre.
sented the great benefits which had
accrued from the opportunities afforded
to agricultural workers during World
War II and subsequently and expressed
the hope that these opportunities would
be continued and that West Indian work-
ers would be able to share in any increased
demand for foreign labour in the United
States The delegation was informed
that in the opinion of the United States
Authorities an increase in the require.
ment for agricultural labour was to be
expected and were assured that the avail-
ability of workers from the West Indies
would be fully considered in meeting the
demand. It was not possible at this time
to give any precise indication of the in-
creased number of West Indian workers
that would be required but it was hoped
to inform the West Indian Governments
on this point early in 1951. The delega-
tion indicated that they would recommend
to their governments that in the mean.
time consideration should be given to the
organization which would be required to
deal with the recruitment, transportation,
etc. of an increased number of workers.
The delegation also inquired as to the
possibility of arrangements being made
for the recruitment of women workers of
various categories for employment in the
United States and was informed that this
possibility would be sympathetically
examined.


TOKEN IMPORTS SCHEME
Arrangements are now nearing comple-
tion for a token imports scheme designed
to re-open West Indian and Bahamas
markets on a limited scale to certain
Canadian and United States goods which
have traditionally been purchased by these
Colonies. Imports of many of these goods
have been drastically curtailed recently
owing to the need for the whole sterling
Area to conserve dollars. Although the
need for dollar economy still exists His
Majesty's Government nevertheless coni.
ders that particularly close trade links









OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1950. 276.


-which have always existed between the
West Indies and North America justify
introduction of this scheme. Consequent-
ly greater opportunity widl now be given
for importing into the West Indies of
these traditional lines of goods.
B. The Scheme is being drawn up joint-
ly with Canadian and United States
Governments after e nsultation with
West Indian and Bahamas authorities and
will take effect not later than 1st January.
1951.
C. As far as Canada is concerned the
scheme has been designed so as to assure
individual exporters in Canada of import
licences into West Indian Colonies and
Bahamas for an amount of goods equal
to a specified percentage of average value
of his exports to the West Indies in 1946/
1947/1948 provided of course that he has
found a willing buyer i. e., he is compete.
tive as to price, quality, delivery, &c.
The Scheme does not preclude imports
into Colonial territories of more than
these minimum percentages so that
these territories which already licence
imports in excess of this minimum
level may continue to do so provided it is
in accordance with import control policy.
D The details of the scheme so far as
the United States of America are concern-
ed are still under discussion but its pur-
pose is to assure that both Canadian and
United Stat-s of America interests have
the same opportunity for recovering a
proportion of their export trade to the
West Indies in base years 1946-48.
E. Agreement has been reached upon
the bulk of commodities to be included in
the scheme and the items specified below


are some typical examples. The possibil-
ity of adding further items is, however,
being considered in connection with
United States participation in the Scheme,
F. The first group of items include
meat, canned fish, milk and its products,
feeding stuffs lumber and wood products,
paper and fertilisers. West Indian Colonies
will be ready to issue licences for imports
of each of these types of goods for no less
than 50 % by value of amounts exported
by individual Canadian exporters during
base years 1946-48 and for not less than
50% of the total value of United States
exports of each of these types of goods to
these Colonies in the Base year.
G. The second group includes a wide
range of miscellaneous foodstuffs and
manufactured goods. In the case of these
goods the Colonies will be ready to licence
imports for up to 33l% by value for base
years average.
H. The introduction of this scheme is
welcomed as a significant step towards
restoring trade links between North
America and the West Indies which have
in the past been of such benefit t; the
countries concerned,
I. A further announcement giving full
particulars will be made as soon as possi.
ble. The operation of the scheme will be
reviewed after an initial period of six
months so that any neccesary adjustments
may be made in the light of actual exper-
ience.
J. `Ihe Colonies concerned are Jamaica.
Trinidad, Barbados, British Guiana, Brit.
ish Honduras, Leeward Islands, Windward
Islands and Bahamas.


THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS.

DOMINICA.
COUNCIL CHAMBER,
COURT HOUSE, ROSEAU.
8TH DECEMBER, 1948.
AT a meeting of the Legislative Couneil of Dominica held
this day :-
PRESENT:-
President.
His Honour the Administrator, EDWIN PORTER ARROWSMITR,
Esquire;
Officials.
The Honourable REGINALD ARCHIBOLD NEDD,
Crown Attorney;
The Honourable JAMES DUNCAN LouIs INGLIS;
Colonial Treasurer.








OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY NOVEMBER 20, 1950.'

Unofficials.
The Honourable CLIFTON ALEXANDER HERRIOT DUPIGNY,
Member for Roseau;
The Honourable ARTHUR PEMBERTON, Member 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 (sent to Jamaica in connection with
Laeatan Bananas.)
PRAYER.
The Meeting was opened with prayer.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES.
The minutes of the meetings of Council, held on 30th Decem-
ber, 1947, 7th January, 8th January, and 19th February, 1948.
having been previously circulated to Members, were taken as read
and confirmed.
ADDRESS.
The President addressed the Council.
(For Address see Official Gazette of 28th December, 1948.)
The Member for Roseau seconded by the Member for the
Southern District, moved that the Address be entered in and do
form part of the minutes of the Council.
The motion was carried.
ADJOURNMENT.
On the motion of the Crown Attorney, seconded by the Trea-
surer, the Council adjourned at 11.00 a m. to 11.20 a m. the same
day.
RESUMPTION.
On resumption at 11.20 a.m., all members were again present.
PAPERS LAID.
The following Papers were laid on the Table by the Crown
Attorney: -
S.R. & O's Nos. 4, 5, 6, 10, 21, 22 and 30 of 1948.
(a) Report of the Second Meeting of the Working Committee
of the British Caribbean Oils and Fats Conference.
(b) Report of the Director of Colonial Audit on the Annual
Accounts for 1944.
(c) Annual Accounts for 1945.
(d) Report of the Auditor of the Windward Islands on the
Accounts of Dominica for 1945.
(e) Report of the Director of Colonial Audit on the Accounts
of Dominica for 1945.
(f) Annual Accounts for 1946.
(g) Report of the Auditor of the Windward Islands on the
Accounts of Dominica for 1946.
(h) Report on the Public Officers Guarantee Fund for 1947.








OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1950.


(i) Report on Medical Department for 1947.
,, Education ,, ,, 1947.
,, ,, Agricultural Department for 1946.
,, ,, Registrar's Department for 1947.
,, Police Department for 1946.
Prisons for 1947.
(j) Estimates of Village Boards.
NOTICES.
The Crown Attorney gave notice of his intention to move, at
a later stage of the proceedings, the first reading of the following
Bills :-
(a) An Ordinance to amend the Forest, Soil and Water
Conservation Ordinance, 1946. -
(b) An Ordinance to provide for the preparation and
publication of Labour Statistics.
(c) An Ordinance to enable the officer who is the Head
of the Public Works Department to perform all the
duties of the Colonial Engineer.
(d) An Ordinance to repeal and replace the Elementary
Education Act (L. I. Cap. 86) as amended, and the
Studentships Act (L I. Cap. 87) and to provide for
Secondary Education in the Colony.
(e) An Ordinance to consolidate and revise the law re-
lating to Village Boards.
(t) An Ordinance to consolidate the law relating to re-
venue and the prevention of smuggling.
(g) An Ordinance further to amend the Magistrate's
Code of Procedure Act.
(h) An Ordinance to provide for the Probation of Offen-
ders.
(i) An Ordinance to provide for the formation and to
regulate the operations of Co-operative Societies.
(j) An Ordinance to make provision for the Adoption of
infants.
(k) An Ordinance for.the protection of illiterate persons.
(1) An Ordinance to make provision as to the immuni-
ties, privileges and capacities of sovereigns, diplo-
matic agents, and representatives of foreign powers,
international organisation of which His Majesty's
Government in the United Kingdom and foreign
governments are members; to confer immunities
and privileges on the staffs of such organizations
and representations of member governments and in
respect of premises and documents of such organi-
sations.
(m) An Ordinance relating to Estate and Succession
duties.
(n) An Ordinance further to amend the Lunatics Act.
The Crown Attorney gave notice of his intention to move, at
a later stage of the proceedings the adoption by the Council of a
Resolution in connection with the Dominica Scholarship Amend.
ment Rules, 1948.
The Member for Roseau gave notice of his intention to move,
at a later stage of the proceedings, the first reading of the follow-
ing Bill :-
An Ordinance to incorporate the Reformed Methodist
Church.


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279 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY NOVEMBER 20, 1950.

The Treasurer gave notice of his intention to move, at a later
stage of the proceedings, the adoption by the Council of Resolu-
tions regarding Supplementary Votes for the years 1945, 1946. 1947
and 1948.
The Treasurer gave notice of his intention to move. at a later
stage of the proceedings, the first reading of the following Bills:-
(a) An Ordinance to provide for the services of the
Colony of Dominica for the year ending31st Decem-
ber, 1949.
(6b) An Ordinance further to amend the Income Tax
Ordinance.
(c) An Ordinance further to amend the Income Tax
Ordinance, 1925.
(d) An Ordinance to sanction certain payments from the
Public Treasury in excess of the sum placed on the
Estimates for the year ended the thirty-first day of
December, 1946.1
QUESTIONS.
The Member for the Eastern District asked the following
questions :-
In consideration of the fact that:-
(a) The Rosalie Bridge collapsed in April owing to years
of gross neglect;
(b) The swing bridge over the Pegoua River broke in
May causing injury to twenty-three persons;
(c) The swing bridge over the Castle Bruce River was
rendered unusuabie in September and is in danger
of total destruction.
What has the Government done, and/or what does it propose
to do, to replace and repair these bridges ?
The President replied as follows :-
(a) An estimate for the replacement of the Rosalie Bridge
was prepared and approved and funds were allotted.
A telegraphic order for the provision of a Bailey Bridge was
placed. Although Bailey Bridges had previously been offered,
none were available when the order was placed. It was then de-
cided to erect a Suspension Bridge as a temporary measure. This
work will be begun when the Pegoua Bridge is finished (see b.)
(b) The Pegoua Bridge was given priority over the Rosalie
Bridge by Finance Committee. No funds were available for this
work. Permission to proceed in anticipation of approval has been
granted and work will commence this week.
(c) Repairs to the Castle Bruce Bridge have been completed.
Wings Walls to protect the abutments will be built next year dur-
ing the dry season.
The Member for the Western District stated that he was
against the system of working on one bridge at a time. He saw
no difficulty in building the Rosalie and the Pegoua Bridges
together and asked that both jobs be started immediately.
The President replied that the only man in the Public Works
Department competent to put up the bridges could not efficiently
undertake both jobs at the same time.
The President stated that he proposed to consider the Esti-
mates first as this was the main purpose of the meeting,








OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDOA, NOVEMBER 20, 1A5 280
BILLS.
The Appropriation (1949) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1948.
Draft Estimates, 1949.
On the motion of the Treasurer, seconded by the Crown At-
torney, a Bill entitled "An Ordinance to provide for the services
of the Colony of Dominica for the year ending the 31st December,
1949" was read a first time.
On the motion of the Treasurer, seconded by the Crown At-
torney, the Bill was read a second time.
On the motion of the Treasurer seconded by the Crown At-
torney, the Standing Rules and Orders were suspended to allow
the Bill to be proceeded with through all its remaining stages at
the same sitting.
The Council resolved itself into committee to consider the Bill
clause by clause.
The President told Members that everything possible had
been done to expedite consideration of the Estimates and prior.
telegraphic information had been forwarded to 'the Secretary of
State. He stated that he had received a reply comnmentng on the
Estimates of Expenditure in which the Secretary of State said
that he saw no difficulty in the speedy approval of the Estimates.
He informed members that the Secretary of State considered
that Revenue should be increased by $50,000. He (the President)
had consulted the Treasurer who thought it would be possible to
increase certain items of Revenue viz : Import Duties by $40,000,
Jetty Rates by $2,000, Income Tax (of which there were many
arrears outstanding). by $12,000, Surtax by $10,000, Stamp Dpties'
by $5,000 and Sale of Stamps by $10,000.
This would cause an increase of $71,000 and the additional
amount was necessary to offset the estimated over-expenditure on
War Bonus which had previously been under-estimated.'
He also pointed out that in the past, Estimates of Revenue
had been very much underestimated and had always proved better
than anticipated. In 1949, with the prospective increase of money
in circulation, he hoped, that prospects would be good.
The Member for the Western District sought information re-
garding the rate of increase contemplated so as to yield the extra
amount of import duties.
The Member for Roseau asked whether, by agreeing to the
increases in revenue which were put forward, they would be bind-
ing themselves to increasing taxation.
The President informed them that he had no concrete pro-
posals to put forward at the meeting and it would be inadvisable
to indicate where increased taxation might be imposed, but mem-
bers would certainly have to consider increasing taxation on
existing rates.
The Member for Roseau stated that important matters affect-
ing the Colony took too long a time to be decided. As an instance,
he mentioned Professor Beasley, who visited Dominica and ap-
parently did nothing for the good of the Island and stressed the
point that the Fiscal Survey should be undertaken as soon as pos-
sible.
The President stated that he was hopeful that it would be un-
dertaken soon. He was of the opinion that the Colony would lag
behind until it had ceased to depend on charity, and he stressed
the point that something had to be done as the time had arrived
when grant-in-aid could not continue.
Under Revenue Head IV Item (3) 1. Botanic Gardens Re-
ceipts, the Member for the Western District asked that a more
detailed statement be submitted the following year.








281 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1950.
EXPENDITURE.
Head I was read and agreed to.
Head II was read and agreed to.
Head III was read and agreed to.
HEAD IV -- ADMINISTRATION.
Under this Head the Member for Roseau asked the President
to let the Council have a statement of the position, in the Civi
Service, of officers who were formerly members of the Royal Air
Force.
The President promised to do so.
HEAD V-AGRICULTURE (1) Agricultural Department.
The Member for Roseau expressed great dissatisfaction at the
shortage of plants for distribution. This shortage, he claimed
had been going on for years, and the Agricultural Superintendent
had complained of lack of funds The Council had doubled the
amount provided and with the Goodwill Estate recently acquired
by Government, there could be no question of either lack of money
or land. He stated that the Agricultural Superintendent had pro-
mised that there would be no shortage of plants in 1948 but the
position had remained unchanged as he understood that the num-
ber of lime plants produced was insufficient to supply the Pointe
Michel District. He was of the opinion that unless the Govern-
ment could supply plants, the agricultural development of the
island, especially in citrus would be greatly retarded.
The President read a statement of the number of citrus plants
distributed during the year.
The Member for the Western District stated that it was the
duty of the Agricultural Superintendent to 'follow up' the distri-
bution of Plants and give a report. He was opposed to the large
amount spent on Plant distribution which showed no satisfactory
results, and suggested that the Agricultural Superintendent should
be summoned to the meeting to explain the reason for the shortage
of plants.
He criticised the increase of $2,600 under "Other Charges"
and refused to accept it stating that the excessive expenditure of
the department showed a complete lack of control on the part of
the Head of the Department.
The Member for the Southern District emphasized the neces-
sity for increasing plant distribution and was of the opinion that
if necessary an increase in the allocation should be made. He
considered that the island was a plant producing one and its pros-
perity was entirely dependent on that. He stated that he had not
heard anything definite of the Banana project, but that the people
should be given every encouragement when it starts as it was a
crop which gave very quick returns and though it was not immune
to the ravages of hurricanes, the ratoons could come into bearing
within six to seven months.
On the question of Bananas, the Member for the Eastern Dis-
trict asked whether means could be devised to control the clear-
ing of land so as to prevent the indiscriminate cutting of trees as
there was considerable danger in this connection. She suggested
that the Public Works Department and the Agricultural Depart-
ment should get together and outline a tentative policy pending
the approval of the Forestry Scheme.
The President agreed and decided that he would discuss with
the Police and Public Works Department and see if anything could
be done.
The Member for Roseau and the Member for the Northern
District suggested that a cable should be sent from the Council
asking for immediate approval of the Scheme, as it was vitally
important to the Colony.








OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1950.

The President promised to do so.
Under Item 9-" Upkeep of Stock" the Member 'for the
Western District enquired if the President was aware that the
pedigree bull named "Emperor" which Government had bought
some time ago. had been sold at the market at 10d. per lb. He
felt that the animal should have been put up for sale by auction.
He asked that the matter be investigated immediately and that if
the Agricultural Superintendent could not give convincing grounds
for his action, he should be surcharged with the difference between
the cost of the bull and the price for which it was sold.
The President replied that he could give no information re-
garding the bull and that the Agricultural Superintendent was
away from the Colony.
He informed members that increase in the wages paid to la-
bourers accounted for most of the increases under that Head.
Item 13. Transport Allowances. The Member for the Western
District asked the reason for the increase in that item.
The President explained that sea transport which, previously,
was not provided for, had been included and that that item also
included travelling of Agricultural Officers.
HEAD VI AUDIT.
The Member for Roseau enquired about the position regarding
the auditing of the Roseau Town Council accounts. He understood
that the accounts were not checked in detail and was not in favour
of a percentage check as the complete auditing of the accounts
was a safeguard to the members of the Roseau Town Council.
(The President invited the Auditor to join the meeting.)
The Auditor stated that staff shortage did not permit a de-
tailed check to be made and asked that if possible, the staff of the
Audit Department be increased by one Third Class Clerk.
Members agreed to the suggestion.
HEAD VII EDUCATION.
The Member for the Eastern District enquired about the
Breakfast Sheds. She considered that an allowance, perhaps in
the form of a subsidy should be made for these sheds as it was an
important item.
The President agreed with her remarks and stated that he was
in communication with the Administrator of Grenada on the sub-
ject and would inform her of the reply as soon as it was received.
The Member for the Southern District stated that the Grand
Bay District had been omitted from the last Local Scholarship
Examinations. He thought that something should be done to
remedy this state of affairs as the people of that district consider-
ed themselves neglected and forgotten.
The Member for Roseau stated that this happened because
the Scholarships were not advertised in the local papers but each
Head Teacher had been sent a circular. At the time, the Head
Teacher of the Grand Bay school had been very concerned about
the death of his wife and forgot to take necessary action. To
avoid a recurrence, he suggested that the notice should, in future,
be published in the papers.:
The President promised to look into the, matter.
The Member for Roseau sought information regarding the
staff of the Dominica Grammar School. .. :
The President stated that he was experiencing difficulty in ob.
training suitable staff. No masters could be obtained from England
and an advertisement had been sent to the neighboring islands
but no replies had yet been received.








283 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY NOVEMBER 20, 1950. ,

HEAD VIII- GOVERNMENT LAUNCH.
Read and agreed to.
HEAD IX GOVERNMENT UNDERTAKINGS.
The Member for Roseau enquired as to what action had been
taken with regard to the erection of a storage shed in Ship Street.
The President explained the position.
The Member for Roseau asked whether it would be possible
to have lights on Sundays and Holidays during the day.
The President replied that that would mean overloading the
plant and might possibly lead to their being no lights eventually.
He suggested that the Director of Works be invited to explain the
position.
(The Director of Works joined the meeting.)
He (the Director of Works) stated that to give effect to the
suggestion of the Member for Roseau, a second engine would be
necessary.
Head IX was agreed to.
HEAD X HOSPITALS.
On the suggestion of the Member for Roseau, the Second
Orderly, Roseau Hospital, was upgraded from Class IV to Class
III.
The Member for the Western District asked that Government
make suitable provision for hospital servants, Public Works De-
partment Drivers and Telephone linesmen, when they reach an
age where they could no longer work.
The President stated that there was provision in the pension
laws governing such cases.
ADJOURNMENT.
On the motion of the Crown Attorney, seconded by the Trea-
surer, the Council adjourned at 1 p.m. till 2.30 p.m., the same day.
RESUMPTION.
On resumption at 2.15 p.m. all Members present in the morn-
ing were again present.
DRAFT ESTIMATES, 1949 (Continued).
The Council resolved itself into Committee to continue consi-
deration of the draft Estimates for 1949.
Head X as amended, was agreed to.
HEAD XI--LABOUR.
Head XI read and agreed to.
HEAD XII LEGAL.
The Member for the Northern District suggested an increase
of 50% in the fees paid to Jurors. He stated that the large in-
crease in the cost of living justified the many complaints he re-
ceived from his constituents.
He was supported by the Members for the Western and
Roseau Districts.
The President stated that although the case merited considera-
tion, yet he was of the opinion that it was a service which should
be rendered with the minimum of pay.
He agreed to increase the vote to $3,500.
HEAD XIII -- LEGISLATURE.
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HEAD XIV MEDICAL.
The Member for Roseau did not agree to the deletion of the
post of 'Medical Officer La Plaine' from the Estimates. He stated
that in a short time the Medical students from Dominica would be
returning and that in the event of one of them accepting the
post, the approval of the Secretary of State would again have to
be sought and this would entail considerable delay. He suggested
that a token figure be inserted or a note made to the effect that
the post might be filled during the year and the Secretary of State
be informed of the position.
He also suggested that there should be a Medical Officer for
Castle Bruce in view of the distance of that district from the
headquarters of the Medical Officer at La Plaine.
(At this stage, the President decided to call in the Senior
Medical Officer.)
(The Senior Medical Officer joined the Meeting),
The retention of the provision for the Medical Officer, La
Plaine was discussed and it was decided to enlarge on the note in
the Estimates to the effect that the provision for La Plaine was
omitted "pending construction of quarters."
The Senior Medical Officer informed the Meeting that in the
absence of a Medical Officer for La Plaine, Dr. Bierzynski (the
M.O. at Grand Bay) would make one monthly trip to La Plaine,
and suggested that an allowance of 50 p.a. should be paid to that
Medical Officer.
The Member for Roseau expressed anxiety at the thought that
should a serious case arise at La Plaine after the Doctor had made
his monthly visit, he would be under no obligation to return to that
district. He felt that by this arrangement the people of La Plaine
were being completely ostracised.
The Senior Medical Officer informed him that one visit was the
minimum that the Medical Officer would have to make to the
Eastern District, but in the case of an emergency he was expected
to return, whether it occurred after his monthly visit or not. He
stated that a very capable Dispenser had been posted in that Dis-
trict and he could "hold the fort" until a Medical Officer arrived.
The President informed him that that arrangement had been
going on for some time and no complaints had been brought
against the doctor. The solution to the problem was to try to get
a Medical Officer for La Plaine, but in the meantime the present
arrangements would have to continue.
The Member for Roseau stressed the importance of having
the Medical Officer's quarters at La Plaine built as soon as possible
and every endeavour should be made to secure the services of a
Medical Officer.
On the suggestion of the Member for Roseau, the post of
Caretaker-Messenger, Laboratory Office, was upgraded from Class
IV to Class III.
HEAD XIV MEDICAL (2).
The Member for the Northern District enquired about the use
of Item 2. Malarial Control and Supplies." He wished to know
whether that item was in connection with the recommendations of
the Public Health Engineering Unit. He sought information about
the results of Mr. Pitter's visit.
The Senior Medical Officer stated that Mr. Pitter had promised
to put estimates based on his recommendations and the Acting
Director of the Public Health Engineering Unit had promised to
visit Dominica in November and nothing had yet taken place.
The President stated that the whole scheme of the Public
Health Engineering Unit, was under consideration.








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The Member for the Western District criticised the slow mea-
sures which were being taken in connection with anti-malaria
work. He felt that, whilst awaiting the visit of the Director of
the Public Health Engineering Unit, more drastic steps should be
taken by the Medical Department for the control of the disease at
portsmouth.
The Senior Medical Officer explained that the Medical Depart-
ment was doing all in its power to combat Malaria, and mentioned
the effective results which had been obtained from the use of
D.D.T. The major technical problems, however, such as the drain.
ing of swamps, would have to await the visit and report of the
Director of the Public Health Engineering Unit, in order to ensure
that proper and efficient measures were taken.
Head XIV (1) and Head XIV (2) as amended were read and
agreed to.
HEAD XV MILITARY.
Read and agreed to,
HEAD XVII MISCELLANEOUS.
The President stated that item 26--War Bonus had been con-
siderably underestimated and that the amount required was
$64,000.
Head XVII as amended was agreed to.
HEAD XVIII MUNICIPAL.
Read and agreed to.
HEAD XIX POLICE.
The Member for Roseau enquired about the revision of Police
pay.
The President informed him that the matter was under con-
sideration.
Head XIX was read and agreed to.
HEAD XXI PRISONS.
Read and agreed to.
HEAD XXII -- PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Read and agreed to.
HEAD XXIII PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.
The Member for the Western District commented on the con-
tinual increase and the inefficient work of the staff of that Depart-
ment. He asked the reason for the delay in putting up the Rosalie
Bridge.
The President invited the Director of Works to join the Meet-
ing.
The Director of Works informed the Members that the erection
of a bridge was the work of one experienced in that respect and
had to be undertaken by a special officer of the staff.
The Member for the Northern District enquired about the
different rates of subscription charged in respect of telephones in
business places and private dwellings.
The President promised to look into the matter.
HEAD XXIV -PUBLIC WORKS RECURRENT.
The Member for the Western District objected to the $2,880.00
for Maintenance of Jetties"-Item 5. He stated that in view of
certain decisions which had been arrived at in Finance Committee
he was under the impression that the Secretary of State had been
informed that it would be a waste of money to continue work on
the Roseau Jetty.
The President informed him that the Roseau Jetty was not th e
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The Member for the Western District considered a savings
could be effected under sub-head 14-"Rental of Additional Store-
rooms" if the building of the storerooms for the Public Works De-
partment could be started immediately.
The vote was reduced to $800.
HEAD XXV--PUBLIC WORKS EXTRAORDINARY.
The Member for the Northern District stated that the foot
bridge over the Dormant River needed urgent attention and that
with the passing of the new Education Bill with provisions for
compulsory education, it was only fair that the needs of the children
concerned should be considered.
He also mentioned the case of the children of Bioche who at-
tended school at Dublanc and pointed out that these children had
to cross a stream before getting to school.
The Member for the Western District stated that after perusing
the estimates of the Public Works Extraordinary he had come to
the conclusion that Portsmouth was "our lost brother" and asked
that some vote be reduced and that amount utilized for essential
services which had been promised to the people over a period of
years. He brought up the question of the St. Joseph Water Supply,
which he considered was of vital importance to the village and
which had been too long delayed.
He was supported by the member for the Northern District.
The President stated that the question of supply of water to
St, Joseph was in the hands of the Director of Works, and that the
item did not appear in the Estimates under that Head because it
was financed under a Scheme.
The Member for the Western District also asked that atten-
tion be given to the village of Pointe Michel, in view of the fact that
it contributed as much revenue as any other place.
The President agreed to delete item 18-"Additional stabling
for two horses."
Item 28--" Storage shed for Government Fruit Packing and
Marketing Depot"--was deleted as it was considered no longer
necessary due to the delay in starting and the possibility of putting
up a Cold Storage Plant.
The "Coronation Hall" was suggested as an alternative for
storing fruit instead of proceeding with the original proposal.
The President considered that with the building of new store-
rooms by the Public Works Department, the storerooms now being
rented would become available.
The Honourable C. J. L. Dupigny suggested that the area in
front of the Dep6t could be utilised for packing the empty crates
and a barricade erected when fruit was being packed and shipped.
HEAD XXVII -- SUPPLY OFFICE.
Under that Head, the Member for the Western District asked
that the small merchants should be informed of their allocations
allotted to them to avoid disappointment.
The President promised to look into the matter.
HEAD XXVIII- TREASURY.
The Member for the Western District considered that better
boats should be used by the Harbour Master for bearing steamers
o grant pratique
HEAD XXIX LOANS.
The Member for the Western District queried the omission of
Goodwill Estate from this Head.
The President explained that Goodwill Estate was being operat-
ed under an Advance Account and this bore no relation to this
head. He thought that their main consideration would be the
accounts and that could be submitted to them at any time.









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HEAD XXX COLONIAL DEVELOPMENT
AND WELFARE.
The President informed members that that was a new Head.
As prepared, it was possible to see all schemes at a glance instead
of having each scheme under its relevant head. The details of
each scheme were shown in appendices at the back.
Clause 2. On the motion of the Treasurer, the words "one
million, two hundred and eighty-five thousand four hundred and
thirty-seven dollars" in the 4th, 5th and 6th lines, were amended
to read "One million three hundred and four thousand nine hun-
dred and sixty-nine dollars."
Clause 2 as amended was read and agreed to.
Clause 3. On the motion of the Treasurer, the words "one
million, two hundred and eighty-five thousand, four hundred and
thirty-seven dollars in lines 1, 2 and 3 were amended to read "one
million, three hundred and four thousand nine hundred and sixty-
nine dollars."
Clause 3, as amended was read and agreed to.
Clause 4 was read and agreed to.
Schedule. On the motion of the Treasurer, the following
amendments were made in the schedule :-
(a) The figures "7,727" were substituted for the figures
"7,343" in Head VI-Audit Department.
(b) The figures "89,432" were substituted for the figures
"89,403" in Head X-Hospitals, etc. u
(c) The figures "30,835" were substituted for the figures
"30,215" in Head XII--Legal.
(d) The figures "81,010" were substituted for the figures
"80,731" in Head XIV--Medical.
.'s (e) The figures "119,536" were substituted for the figures
"98,736" in Head XVII--Miscellaneous.
(f) The figures "101,847" were substituted for the figures
"102,199" in Head XXIV--Public Works Recurrent.
(g) The figures "105,721" were substituted for the figures
"107,949" in Head XXV--Public Works Extraordinary.
(h) The figures "1,086,786" were substituted for the figures
"1,067,254" in the Total Local Expenditure.
(i) The figures "1,304,969" were substituted for the figures
"1,285,437" in the Grand Total.
The Schedule, as amended, was read and agreed to.
On the motion of the Treasurer, the Committee rose and the
Council resumed and the President reported that the Bill had pass-
ed through Committee with sundry amendments.
The report was confirmed.
On the motion of the Treasurer, seconded by the Crown At-
torney, the Bill was read a third time and passed.
ADJOURNMENT.
On the motion of the Crown Attorney, seconded by the Trea-
surer, the Council adjourned at 4.30 p,m. till 10.30 a.m. the next
ay. G. H. L. GRELL,
Clerk of the Council.
Confirmed this 25th day of August, 1949.
E. ADDISON HARNEY,
President.
976/49.


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DOMINICA.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1950, No. 31.

THE JURORS (ALLOWANCES) RULES, DATED THE 28TH OCTOBER,
1950, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL UNDER SECTION 47
OF THE JURY ACT, (CAP. 56 OF THE FEDERAL ACTS OF THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS 1927) (REVISED EDITION).
[Gazetted 20th November, 1950.1
1. Short Title. These Rules may be cited as the Jurors
(Allowances) Rules, 1950.
2. Allowances. The following scale of allowances shall
be paid to Jurors in the Dominica Circuit, for attending at the
Circuit Courts in pursuance of summonses under the Jury Act,
Cap 56.
For each day an allowance to Jurors from Roseau
and one mile beyond ... ... $1.20
For each day an allowance to Jurors from elsewhere $2.00
and in addition thereto a travelling allowance at


the following rates:-
Jurors coming from the Parish of St. Andrew ...
,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, St. Peter
,, ,, ,, ,, St. John
,, ,, ,, ,, St. David
S ,St. Patrick
(North of Bagatelle)
,, ,, ,, ,, Parish of St. Patrick
(From Bagatelle to Petit
Coulibrie including Grandbay)
,, ,, ,, ,, Parish of St. Joseph
,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, St. Paul
St. Mark
,. St. George
(excluding Roseau and
one mile beyond)
Parish of St. Luke


$4.80
$3.00
$3.00
$2.40

$4.50


$2.50
$2.00
$1.50
$2.50


$1.00
$1.00


3. Commencement. These Rules shall come into force
and take effect as from the 1st day of January, 1951.
4. Revocation. The Rules made by the Governor in Coun-
cil on the 3rd day of August, 1927 (S. R. & 0. 1927, No. 11) are
revoked as from the 31st day of December, 1950.
Made by the Governor in Council this 28th day of October,


1950. .


149/50.


D. K. BURTON,
Clerk of the Council.


DOMINICA.
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By Authority,
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DOMINICA.
STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1950, No. 32.
PRICES CONTROL ORDER.
ORDER MADE BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY UNDER THE AU-
THORITY OF THE DEFENCE REGULATIONS, (CONTINUATION
No. 2) ORDER, 1947 (S. R. & 0. 1947, No. 50).
(Gazetted 20th November, 1950.)
1. Short Title. This Order may be cited as the Prices
Control (Amendment No. 5) Order, 1950, and shall be read as
one with the Prices Control Order, 1947 (S.R. & 0. 1947, No. 6)
as amended, (hereinafter referred to as the principal Order).
2. Amendment of First Schedule. Part A of the
First Schedule to the Principal Order as amended is hereby fur-
ther amended by substituting for the item "Fish-Salted (Cod-
fish)" occurring therein, the following :-

WHOLESALE RETAIL
Roseau District Other Districts
Fish-Salted
(Codfish) 24.11.8 ($118.00) 1/32d per lb 1 lb for 1/4
2 lbs for 2/71d
Dated this 17th day of November, 1950.

E. P. ARROWSMITH,
Competent Authority.
1186/42. Pt. II.














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