publi i eb by Autborty.
VOL. LXXIV ROSEAU, MONDAY,
28th April, 1951.
CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN OF GOODS
EXPORTED TO GERMANY
It is notified for general information
that Certificates of Origin for all goods
exported to Germany from this Colony
are required to be countersigned by the
Honourable Financial Secretary or any
other Officer empowered to do so on his
30th April, 1951.
THE following particulars relating to
appointments etc. in the public service
are published for general information:-
BASCOM, STANLEY E Appointed Assistant
Master, Dominica (-rammar School
on one year's probation.
16th January 1951.
2nd May, 1951.
It is notified for general information
that the Secretary of State for the Colonies
has approved of a free grant of 1,550
($7,440) under Colonial Development and
Welfare Act to provide executive staff
or the Central Housing Authority in
riBminica under Scheme D. 1572.
MAY 7, 1951.
2nd May, 1951,
It is notified for general information.
that at the Annual General Meeting of
the Dominica Banana Association held on
the 18th of April, the following persons
were elected, under section 7 of Dominica
Ordinance No. 2 of 1934, to serve on the
Board of Management for the ensuing
period of twelve months:--
Honourable H.D. Shillingford, C.B.E.
F. A. Baron, Esq.
1. N Shillingford, Esq.
W. F. Harrison, Esq.
B. J. Cools-Lartigue, Esq.
E Nassief, Esq.
Under the same section of the above
mentioned Ordinance His Honour the
Administrator has been pleased to nomin-
ate the undermentioned persons to serve
on the Board in addition to those men-
The Agricultural Superintendent
The Social Welfare Officer
A. D. Boyd, Esq
Lt. Col. C. C. Strong, O. B. E.
7th May, 1951
THE Minutes of a Meeting of the
Finance Committee held on Wednesday,
17th May, 1950, is published with this
issue of the Official Gazette for general
7th May 1951.
HIs Excellency the Governor has been
pleased to give his assent to the undermen.
tioned Ordinance which has been passed
by the Legislative Council of this Colony.
No. 2 of 1951 .n Ordinance to make
Provision for the security of the Colony
in an Emergency.
100 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY MAY 7, 1951.
List of Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments within the Town of
Portsmouth in respect of which Land & House Rate is payable.
Be 53 1200
Ha 161 1800
Ha 164 550
Ha 165 1836
Hi 20 2884 1774
Hi 21 1116
Hi 22 1147
Ho 23 15360
Ho 24 1200 1170
Ho 17 1336 4680
L 65 1856
L 66 2205
Mi 13 I 2214
Mi 14 750
Mi 15 1221
P 96 1450
*G 8 3740
2040' I afond. Hudle
1140 Roach. Peter
21601 Watty, N E.B.
1430 Rechin. Lena
1830 Johnson, Doris
847 Douglas. R. 1t.
Green, L A
1980 Wade, Norman
Buntin, John W.
Douglas. R. B.
Jno. Baptiste, Leontine
Joseph, De Costa E.
720 1650 1650 Magloire, Woodrow
605 605 Joserh, Phin
1842 Jno. Baptiste. Musgravel
1790 Vidal, Leaford
495 1672 504 2176 Joseph, Josephine
63 63 Joseph, Bright
693 693 Peter, Emma
2372 2372 Desbonnes, Susam
*Abatement allowed on valuation at fixed rate and building on which
22 00 32 00
73 44 248 26
19 80 88 84 13 92
allowed $108.80 for 1 house 2040 eu.
VA L NATION.
$ c. $ c. $ c. $ c.
162 48 4 (0 89 60
62 46 79 20
MONDAY MAY 7, 1951.
QUEENSBOROUG H ST.
Q 17 i i 210
Q 18 i 545 2280
U 44 616
S 17 [ 2850 1190
S 8i 8 896
S 19 6 (37
Sc 36 5280 1463 5'4
Sc 37 598"
SH :(8 3300
Sc :9 18940
SH 4, 5928
be tl I 560
Watiy, N. E B.
2 0 Vidal, Evelyn
2z80 Benjamin. lielen
(116 JacK, Alma
1491( Matthew Lewis
09fi Peter. Ma ior,
637 Logan, Arnoid
S:072 Alcide, Reynold
I Connor, Josephine
,59" Payne E A.
560 Alexander. Grace
2! 80 120 00
114 00 79 88
211 20 78 08 39 00
The above is a revision of the Valuation List in r~sl)pt of certain h-us3es a' lots of land in the Town of Portsmouth pre-
pared by the Valuers appointed unde- the Portsmouth L-nd and House Rate Ordinance. 1940.
Any person who may feel aggrieved by any valuation on the groun, o' unfairness or incorrectness in the valuation of any
premises included therein or of the inclusion therein or omission therefrom of any premises, may, within fourteen days after
the publication thereof, give to the valuers at the Sub-Teasury a notice in writing of his objection specifying the grounds
thereof, and where the ground of any premises in respect of which any person other than the person objecting is liable to be
valued, or the inclusion or omission of such premises, shall also give notice in writing of such objection and of [he ground
thereof to such other person
ROBERT A. GARRAWAY,
ALFRED H. RICHARDS,
26th April, 1951.
COLONY OF DOMINICA.
TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT.
REGISTRY OF TITLES ISLAND OF DOMINICA.
Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings thereon, and Caveats, for
the week ending the 28th day of April, 195l.
Date of Request Person Presenting. Nature of Request. whether for Certificate
of Title or Noting thereon or Caveat.
Request dated A. C Shillingford & Co. Request for the issue of a First Certificate
24th April, 1951, by their Solicitor of 'i.l (with plan attached) in respect of
Presented Clifton A. H. Dupigny that lot of land in the Town of Roseau,
'6th April, 1951, containing 7,668 square feet and bounded
at 3 25 p.m. as follows : North-Easterly by Hack
Street: North-Westerly by land of the said A. C Shillingford and Company; S uth-Eas'erly
by land of Isabella Potts and South-Westerly by Queen Street.
Registrar's Office, T. A. BOYD,
Roseau, Regietrar of Titles.
27th April, 1951.
NOTE.-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Certificate of Title on the above
application may enter a Caveat in the above office within two weeks from the date of the first
appearance of the above Schedule in the Oficial Gazette and the Dominica Chronicle news-
paper published in this Island.
Printed at the BULLETIN OFFICS, Roseau. by G. A JxAM.ts By Authority
44 C, V
$ c. $
Minutes of Meeting of Fin aice
AT a meeting of the Finance Committee held at 10.45 a.m. on
Wednesday, 17th May, 1950, in the Administrator's Office.
His Honour E.P. ARROWSMITH, Administrator, Chairman.
The Honourable C. A. HARNEY, Crown Attorney,
,, A. D. BOYD, Acting Financial Secretary,
,, ARTHUR PEMBERTON,
,, ,, Mrs. ELMA NAPIER,
T. M. BERTRAND,
S C. J. L. DUPIGNY,
S J. 0. AIRD,
,, H. D. SHILLINGFORD, C.B E.
The Honourable C. A. H. DUPIGNY,
,,,, G. AUSTIN WINSTON,
Confirmation of Minutes.
The minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, 3rd May,
1950, were read and confirmed.
His Honour informed members that an experimental plane
service was to be tried out for 9 weeks, The first flight was from
Portsmouth to Barbados on the 23rd May. His Honour said that
he was going to Portsmouth with the Director of Works to meet
the Pilot and he would discuss with him the possibility of landing
His Honour mentioned that the experiment was being financed
out of the Central Allocation and expressed the hope that the ser-
vice would continue over the next 9 weeks.
Mr. Bertrand asked that the extra $7.00 which had been
added to the price of a cask of Codfish since the Supply Office had
passed on the distribution to certain merchants, be removed.
(Honourable C.A.H. Dupigny came in and took his seat).
His Honour read a minute from the Supply Office giving the
amount of Codfish received in the last shipment and how it was
Mr. C. A. H. Dupigny said that Government was creating a
monopoly or semi-monopoly for certain merchants and felt that
now the war was over for so long, there should be no reason for
anyone to hold a monopoly on certain goods just because they hap-
pened to be in business before the war. He said as far as Gov-
ernment was concerned it was an awful procedure.
His Honour reminded Mr. Dupigny that Government bulk-
ordered only 3 items which certainly could not prevent any enter-
prising young man from starting business.
Mr. Shillingford said that the position was regrettable. Gov-
ernment ran the risks and placed the Distributor in a better
His Honour promised to go into the matter of the retail price
as it appeared to him that the Control Price before must have been
Layou Valley Road.
Mr. Bertrand enquired about the Layou Valley Road and
asked His Honour to endeavour to start repairs before the rainy
season set in.
His Honour informed Mr. Bertrand that he was awaiting the
Visit of H.R H. Princess Alice
The Committee agreed to the issue of a supplementary vote to
meet the expenses of the Garden Party given by His Excellency
on the occasion of the Royal Visit.
Price of Tobacco.
His Honour read a letter from Messrs. Jas. Garraway & Co.
stating that the poor tobacco crops for 1948 and 1949 caused the
cast per lb. to be twice that of previous crops. It was hoped
that by October 1950 the Company would be able to sell their
tobacco cheaper than at present but not at the 1947 price.
Youth training Centre Trinidad.
The Committee considered a note prepared by Miss Dora Ib.
person, C.B.E. on the possibility of sending young offenders to the
Youth Training Centre, Trinidad.
The Committee was of the opinion that the cost was moderate
and agreed that the scheme was worth trying.
His Honour informed members that he was expecting esti-
mates for the setting up of a home for younger boys at Salisbury.
Regional Economic Committee.
His Honour read a telegram from the Administrator of St.
Kitts asking for the name of this Colony's representative to the
Regional Economic Committee.
The Committee selected Mr. Shillingford as this Colony's re-
Advisory Committees of the Legislative Counci;.
Suggestions by His Excellency the Governor for setting up
Advisory Committees were considered.
The Acting Financial Secretary suggested that a start might
be made with the Agricultural and Public Works Departments.
His Honour suggested that the anofficials get together before
the next meeting for selecting their members and Chairman.
He promised to get out a specimen Agenda of the type of problems
that would come before them.
Standing Closer Association Conference.
His Honour read a letter from His Excellency the Governor
stating that before the Standing Closer Association Conference
Report came up for debate in the Legislature, Members should
have some real understanding of the details of the Report and of
the implications of its recommendations, and suggested that an in-
formal meeting or meetings should be held at which the Colony's
representative on the Standing Closer Association Conference
could explain the report and answer questions from his fellow
The Committee agreed that His Excellency's suggestion would
be very helpful.
Sanita-y Department, Dominica.
Mr. Walker's recommendations for reorganisation of the
Sanitary Department of Dominica which had been previously cir-
culated to members were discussed.
His Honour suggested that there be fewer districts and bet-
ter trained men. He promised to inform members of the results
of an examination of the present personnel which was being con-
ducted by the Education Officer with a view to ascertaining their
suitability for further training. His Honour also promised to ob-
tain more details of what a rural Sanitary Inspector would be re-
quired to do.
Public Health Engineering Work.
His Honour read a minute from the Senior Medical Officer
submitting plans for immediate projects to be undertaken by the
Public Health Engineering Unit as follows: -
e. Erection Private I.ntriles lerrn,, a, $1.BO.i0O
2. E iictin .li::inelatwr St. J,IspPh 9(i.0
3. cuiwnvauti n Public Latrii'n
Eiv~tilll Pu l tlie Baths P l.in t Micel 1.200.i(
4. Anti Malarial Measmues Draiinage Scliiie ]lilb.lriigh !i(i0.00
5. Anti-Malarial M ieasur-s I).D.T. Residual Sp.ay vinlg 1,20u.00
6. Eircti iin C(icrete Casting Sihed l (; dhwill 861 .00
The Committee discussed the several plans and agreed that
an application should be submitted for the necessary grants.
Scroll for Cenotaph in honour of those who
fell in World War II.
The Committee agreed that provision should be made in the
1951 Estimates for the purchase of a Scroll of Honour for the
Cenotaph in honour of those who fell in World War II.
Mr. C. A. H. Dupigny asked that action be taken to ensure
that all names were included.
University College of the 'West Indies.
His Honour informed members of a letter from the Principal
of the University College on the financial position of the College
and asking for advances on the 1950/51 contributions.
The Committee agreed to accede to the request of the Princi-
Furniture for Treasury Department.
The Committee approved of a supplementary vote of $5C0.00
to meet the cost of certain urgently needed articles of furniture
for the Treasury, Customs, Sub-Treasury and Income Tax Offices.
The Committee approved of the issue of a supplementary vote
of $60.00 to meet the cost of articles lost by Mr. Knight when the
Government launch in which he was travelling on duty blew up.
The Committee then adjourned, sine die.
D. K. BURTON,
Slerk of Council.
Confirmed this 7th day of June, 1950.
E. P. ARROWSMITH,
1951 EMERGENCY POWERS ORD 2 15
ORDINANCE NO. 2 OF 195!.
i ~I assent
E. P. ARROWSMITH,
3rd May, 1951,
AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE
SECURITY UF THE COLONY IN AN EMERGENCY
(Gazetted 7th May, 1951,)
Be it enacted by the Governor with the advice and
consent of the Legislative Council of Dominica as
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the
EMERGENCY POWERS ORDINANCE, 1951.
---------S--- hort title.
2. (1) If at any time it appears to the Governor D
that any action has been taken or is immediately of "state of
threatened by any person or body of persons of such a emer-
nature and on so extensive a scale as to be likely to en- agency "
danger the public safety or to deprive the community or
any substantial portion thereof, of any of the essentials
of life, the Governor may, by Proclamation in the
Official Gazette declare that a state of emergency exists
in the Colony or any portion thereof, whereupon the
provisions contained in this Ordinance shall immediately
come into force.
(2) When it appears to the Governor that a
state of emergency no longer exists, the Governor may
by Proclamation in the Official Gazette declare that
such state of emergency is at an end, and from the pub-
lication of such Proclamation the provisions of this
Ordinance and all regulations made thereunder shall
cease to apply in the whole Colony or in such portion
thereof as may be specified in the Proclamation.
16 1951 EMERGENCY POWERS ORD 2
Emergency 3. It shall be lawful for the Governor or any person
Powers of duly authorised by him thereto :
Governor (1) To assume control and regulate -
(a) all means of communication and trans-
port, all fuel, buildings, plant and mate-
rials necessary to the working of the
(b) all food and liquor supplies, and all
(c) all electric, water and other power
(d) all arms, ammunition and explosives.
(2) (a) To prohibit or restrict the possession
or use by any person or body of persons
of any specified articles ;
(b) to impose on any person any restric-
tions in respect of his employment or
business, in respect of his place of
residence, and in respect of his asso-
ciation or communication with other
(c) to prohibit any person from being out
of doors between such hours as may be
specified, except under the authority
of a written permit granted by such
authority or person as may be specified;
(d) to require any person to notify his
movements in such manner, at such
times, and to such authority or person
as may be specified ;
(e) to prohibit any person from travelling
except in accordance with permission
given to him by such authority or per-
son as may be specified ;
(f) to require any person to quit any place
or area or not to visit any place or
(3) To take any other measures which he deems
1951 EMERGENCY POWERS ORD 2 17
essential to the public safety and the life of the com-
4. The Governor is hereby empowered to make Publication
and publish regulations and to issue orders and instruc- of Regula-
tions for the purpose of exercising the powers conferred tios.
on him by this Ordinance. If at any time it is impossi-
ble or impracticable to publish in the Oficial Gazette
any Proclamation, Notice, Regulation or Order in pur-
suance of this Ordinance, it shall be lawful for the
Governor to publish the same by notices thereof affixed
to public buildings;or distributed amongst the'public or
by oral public announcements.
5. No person shall be liable to any suit or action in Indemnity
respect of any act done under lawful direction and and com-
authority pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance -ensation.
but the Governor may in his discretion order that com-
pensation shall be paid out of the public funds of the
Colony to any person upon being satisfied that such
person has suffered loss or damage by reason of the
exercise of any powers conferred by section three
6. Any person who contravenes or fails to comply Penalties,
with any regulation, order or instruction issued under
the powers of this Ordinance and any person who
obstructs or attempts to obstruct any person duly autho-
rised to carry out the provisions of this Ordinance in the
performance of any duties thereunder shall be guilty of
an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to
a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or to imprison-
ment with or without hard labour for a period not
exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprison-
Passed this 28th day of March, 195t.
D. K. BURTON,
Clerk of the Legislative Council.
Printed at the Bulletin Office, Roseau, by G. ALPHONSUS JAMES.