t ublis t eb by ut jorit p
ROSEAU, TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1951.
3rd May, 1951.
IT is notified for general information
that the Recretary 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 uncermentior.ei Ordin-
ances passed by the Legislative Council of
No. 16 of 1950. "An Ordinance to
amend further the Tobacco Ordinance,
No. 20 of 1.950 "An Ordinance to
further amend the Registration of Eirihs
and Deaths Ordinance. 1916".
15th May, 1951
THE Minutes of a Meeting of the
Finance Committee held on Wednesday,
7th June, 1950, is published with this
issue of the Official Gazette for general
ST. VINCENT CHARTER AIR SERVICE
CHANGE OF AGENCY.
-----,r o m.---
As from May 14th, the Agency for the
St. Vincent Charter Air Servive to St.
Vincent and Dominica will be handled in
Trinidad by Messrs Gordon. Grant & Co.
Ltd. The newly revised Schedule now
being run by St. Vincent Charter Air
Service will be as follows:-
MONDAYS G 123/4-St Vincent/
Barbados / St. Vincent.
Departs St. Vincent 0900
Arrives Barbados 1000
Departs Barbados 10:10
Arrives St. Vincent 1130
TUESDAYS -B. G. 121/2-St. Vincent /
Trinidad / St. Vincent.
Departs St. Vincent 0900
Arrives Trinidad 1030
Departs Trinidad 1130
Arrives St. Vincent 1300
WEDNESDAYS B G. 127/8 St Vincent/
Grenada / St. Vincent.
Departs St. Vincent 1000
Arrives Grenada 10:0
Departs Grenada 1120
Arrives St Vincent 1200
THURSDAYS-B.G. 125/6 S. Vincent /
Barbados / Dominica/ Parbados/
Departs St. Vincent 0800
Arrives Barbados 0900
Departs Barbados 0930
Arrives Dominica 1130
Departs Dominica 1230
Arrives Barbados 1430
Departs Barbados 1500
Arrives St. Vincent 1600
FRIDAYS B. G. 121/2 St. Vincent /
Trinidad /St. Vincent.
Departs St. Vincent 0000
Arrives Frinidad 1030
Departs Trinidad 1130
Arrives St. Vincent 1300
There are no changes in passenger fare
rates or freight rates which will remain
the same and passengers who intend to
travel to St. Vincent or .Dominica from
the neighboring islands after May 14th
should note that the Agents in the various
islands are as follows:-
1i3 OFFICIAL GAZETTE,TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1951.
Trinidad-Messrs. Gordon, Grant ACo,
Grenada- ,, George F. Hugging &
St. Vincent,, John H. Hazell Sonsg
& Co. Ltd.,
Barbados British West Indian
St. Lucia- ,, Barnard-Soas &-.G-,
Dominica ,, H. H. V. Whitchurch,
TIER ROSEAU TOWN COUNCIL.
MINUI'ES OF PRO OjL)N'GS1
SOffice of the Roseau Town Codncil,
: 16th M4a1i. 10.Q,
At aunoetiag of theJ15teahM owi Coune
cil held this day, there were oreasnt; --
Hon. C. A. H. Dupigny, Chairman,
Hon. A D. Boyd,
Lt. Col E. R. Rowbotham,
Mr. J W.A. Osborne.
Mr. J. H. C. Grell,
Mr. L. F. C. Royer,
Absent:-Hon Austin Winston
SDr.R. F. Armour,
Accounts and Pay lists passed by the
Finance Committee amounting to $254056
were laid on the table.
It was resolved that the expenditure of
the sum of $2540.56 for the. 'erviec s
of the Council during the month of Feb-
The Statement of Town Fund for the
m6bth of February was read showing a
credit balance of $451.99 o the 20th
The Town Clerk's report was read.
The nuisance caused by dogs depositing
their excretant on the Streets was discuss.
ed. The Town Clerk was 4irected to
instruct the Town Overseer to inspect
every scavenger's district agd4 where the
nuisance was found he- was s t call the
scavenger back to clean the street. & if the
nuisance was found in the same district a
second time he was to fine the scavenger
and on a third occasion dismiss the offender
The Meat Inspector's and Chief Sani.
tary Inspector's reports for the month of
February were read.
A letter No. 894/49 of the 24th October,
1949 from the Acting Chairman Central
housing.& Planning Authority, was read
informing the Council that application
having' been submitted to the Central
Authority from Portsmouth for permits.
sion to erect a building for storage of
gasolene, members were of the opinion
that the condition under which gasolene
was stored in Roseau should be also looked
into by the Roseau Town Council with a
view to improving existing conditions.
It' was resolved that a Committee be
appointed; to make recommendations to
sGvernment -to improve existing cond-
The Chairman thereupon nominated
,:the Direetor of Works, Mr. Grell and Mr.
Osborne-as Members of the Committee,
A letter dated 25th February, 1950 from
:the Bon, Secretary Dominica Amateur
SSports Association was read imforming
the Council that H.M.S. Glasgow and
Sai*P would arrive in the Roadstead on
the 2ith and 28th instant respectively for
a stay of 2 or 3 days and they had asked
to be entertained at football.
That the Association was much in debt
at thet moment following Dominica's
participation ir, the recent Windward
Islands footb 11 Tournament in Grenada.
There waa the Cork Cup Cricket Tour-
nament to take place in Sr Vincert and
the Brilish Gulanu VS Combited Leeward
and Windv.ard Islands Cricket Tourna-
ment in Dominica later in the year
That in the circumstances his Committee
had instructed him to ask the Council to be
good enough to forego its share of the
Gate Reseipts in the matches with His
Majesty's Ships and also all future events
in which, the Sports As3ociati n engaged
On motion of Mr. Royei, seconded by
Mr. Osborne, it. was resf Ived that the
Council's share of Gate Receip's in matches
with His Majesty's Ships be waived.
A letter dated 2nd March, 1950 from
A. C. Allen was read applying for permis-
sion to connect her permises -in Victoria
Street with theWatrer Service of the
Town and to install a Septic Tank on the
It was resolved ,hat the application for
the Water Service he granted and the pre-
mises assessed for Water Rate according
toits assessed value and the application
to install a Septic rank be referred to the
Medical Officer of Health for report.
A better dated 23rd Fe'bruary,' 1950 from
SFireman Thomas Tavernier was read in.
forming the Council that due to an inci-
dent while on duty at Windsor Park. he
was taken to Court where judgement was
given against him and asking for a loan to
pay off the amount due.
It was resolved that applications for loan
by Members of the Staff of the Roseau
Town Council be dealth with by the Chair-
man with advice of the Town Clerk.
On motion of Mr. Grell, seconded by
Mr. Osborne. it vas resolved that the
Chairman's Address of Wo Icomne to Her
,Royal Highness Paiceas A tice Countess of
Athlone and the Earl of Athlone and her
reply thereto do form part of the minutes.
Their Address was as follows: -
TO ER : OYALM HIiGHINESS
THE PRINCGES ALICE
COUNTESS OF ATIHLONE, G C.V.O.
Ad :G.B E.V.A.
THE EARL OF ATHLONE, KG., P.c
G.C.M.G.. C.C.V.O.D 8.0 F.R S.
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OFFICIAL GAZETTE, TUESDAY MAY 15, 1951. 104
On behalf of His Majesty's loyal and
dutiful subjects, the people of Dominica,
I desire to express to Yonr Royal Highness
and Your Lordship our appreciation of the
honour confe, red upon us by your visit to
the ancient and loyal Colony of )ominica
and to extend to you both a most hearty
We felt highly honoured when Your
Royal Highness graciously accepted the
Chancellorship of the University College
of the West Indies and doubly honoured
when it was announced that Your Royal
Highness and Your Lordship would visit
The people of Dominica desire to take
advantage of this opportunity to express
our feelings of loyalty and devotion to His
Most Gracious Majesty the King and all
Members of the Royal Fami'y for though
small we yield to none in our loyalty and
devotion to the C own.
Thirty-seven years ago His Royal High-
ness Prince Albert then a Cadet in H.M.S.
Cumberland and now His Majesty the
King honoured us with a visit.
hiany of us here today remember the
happy occasion and the joy and satisfac-
tion which we felt at ihe great honour
conferred on us and from then on His
Majesty's Throne and Person has had a
very special place in our hearts.
It was therefore with feeling of great
sorrow that we heard a little over a year
ago of His Majesty's serious illness and
feelings of relief and joy when we heard
that His Majesty had regained his health.
At that time Their Majesties the King
Queen had planned to cro-s these
waters on their way to Australia.
It is our sincere hope that when Their
Majesties do visit Australia they will be
able to spare us a little of their precious
time and graciously honour us with a visit.
We trust that Your Royal Highness and
Your Lordship will enjoy your short stay
in Dominica and will carry away none but
p easant and haupy recollections and mem-
ories of this Colony such as will entice and
encourage you to honour us with another
visit in the future.
Dated this 26th day of February, 1950.
Clifton A. H. Dupigny,
Mayor of Roseau.
The reply was as follows:--
Mr. Mayor,-Thank you so very much
for the most kind words wi:h which you
have welcomed my husband and myself to
this beautiful Isladl. It has been most
fortunate for us that we have been able
to include a visit to Dominica in our itiner.
ary, an Island whose beauty and history
we have read so much.
As Chancellor of the University College
of the West Indies it is of particular inter-
est to me to meet the people of Dominica
to whom, with other Caribbean Islands,
the University College belongs and from
whom we hope to receive students in the
I will gladly convey your loyal message
to Ils Majesty the King who I am sure
remembers the visit he paid to Dominica
when a cadet and who, as King. takes an
unfailing interest in the peoples of his
Dominions and Colonies.
'hank you once again for the delight.
ful welcome extended to us by the people
of Roseau on this lovely afternoon.
The following letter was read from His
Honour the Administrator: -
IDOMINIGA GOVERNMENT HOUSE
1st March. 19O0.
Sir,--On the departure of Her Royal
Highness the Princess Alice, Countesa of
Athlone, and the Earl of Athlone. accom-
panied by His Excellency the Governor
and Mrs Aruidell, 1 would like to thank
the Roseau Towa Council and the people
of Roseau for the way in which the town
was decorated on Sunday the '6th of
The decorations were excellent, the
behaviour of the crowds was exemplary,
anid I would like to congratulate the peo-
ple of Roseau on the efforts they made.
I have the honour to be,
Your Obedient Servant
E. P ARROWSMITH,
The Honourab'e C. A H Dupigny,
Mayor of Roseau.
The meeting was ajourned to 10 a.m. on
the 20th March, 1950.
Office of the Roseau Town Council,
20th March, 1950.
At the adjourned meeting of the Ruseau
Town Council held this day, there were
Hon. C. A. H. Dupigny, Chairman,
Hon. A. D. Boyd.
Lt. Col. E. R. Rowbotham,
Hon. Austin Winston.
Mr. J. H. C. Grell,
Mr. L. F. C. Royer,
Absent:- Dr. R. F. Armour,
Mr. J. W. A. Osborne.
Mr. Royer moved, seconded by Mr
Boyd, the Council into a Committee of
the whole Council to consider the Estim-
ates of Revenue and Expenditure for
financial year 1950
(Mr. Osborne came in and took his seat.)
The Chairman informed the Council
that during his last Official visit to the
Colony. His Excellency the Governor had
agreed that Municipal and Land and
House Taxes on properties in the Town
should not be increased until his Economic
Adv;s.r, who was expected to arrive here
early this year, had reported on the finan-
cial position of the Council.
105 OFFICIAL GAZJ
In preparing the Estimatas the Town
Clerk had made provision for increases of
salaries to the Staff on the same basis as
the increase given to Civil Servants as
from 1948. This increase together with
other increases for materials especially
Fire Hose had brought the estimated
deficit on this year's budget to $1107.
This together with $7200 due and owing
. thle Groermment' at the cnrl nf 19Q49
ETTE, TUESDAY MAY 15, 1951.
Noes:-Messrs Royer, Rowbotham and
The Chairman gave his casting vote
against the motion.
It was resolved that the following appli-
cations under the Buildings By-Law be
recom nende;l to the Central Authority as
complying with the provisions of the By-
,, Inland Revenue Clerk ...
,, Registrar & Marshal ...
,, Magistrate District E."
STown Clerk ...
10th May, 1951.
CAMBRIDGE LOCAL EXAMINATIONS
Closing of Entries-June 1st.
School Certificate Examination.
Full Certificate $10. 80
Supp. Certificate 6. 00
Local Fee 1. 20
Feb. 4. By Chairman's Orders
,, 28. Balance
A. D. BOYD,--Actg. Financial Secretary
Junior Certificate Examination
.--.-........ .... ......... .....
Full Certificat $7. 80
Supp Certificate 4. 80
Local Fee 1. 00
Entry forms may be obtained from the
Education Office and entries should be
forwarded together with fees to this
office not later than the 1st. of June, next
(Sgd) VICTOR A. A. ARCHER.
Ag. Education Oifcer
would bring the total indebtedness cf the J. W A. Osborne To erect a two.
[own Council at the end of 1950 to $.8707. storied house in Victoria Street
The matter was for the Council to decide. Muriel Guye To erect a balcony
]2ft by 10ft to the main house which
Mr. Winston stated that the Secretary 2 t to the main house w
>f State for the Colonies had laid it down
than 3 feet.
as a principle that irrespective of the fin-
incial position of a Colony, its servants Mildred Toulon. To erect a Kitchen
should not be made to suffer for lack of 10ft 9ins by 9ft in Queen Mary Street.
funds and since the Colony had seen fit to Ruth Nicholas Special permission to
Grant a certain measure of relief to its erect an extension 8it by 10ft to a
servants, he did not see why the servants one-storied house
if the Council should not be similarly Est. Mary Birminghan To erect a
created verandah 20ft by 8ft to a house in
Mr. Grell stated that in December 1944 Queen Mary Street. House to be pushed
.he post of Town Clerk had been placed in in yard to allow space for verandah
Special Grade and the Assistant Town Florestine Jno. Baptiste To remove
is a second Class Clerk and was of the a house from Church Street to Queen
opinion that these two Officers should Mary Street. House now on lot in
benefitt under the new salary scale. Queen Mary Street to be removed.
The Chairman enquired of the meeting Do. To erect a verandah 22ft by
whether it was the intention of the Coun- 5ft to house.
il that the entire Staff or only the two Rose Ernest To remove a house in
mentioned by Mr. Grell should benefit in Back Street.
my increase which the Council may grant. Ellen Vidal To remove a houe in
It was resolved that the entire Staff Victoria Street.
should benefitDelia Richards To extend a house in
Mr. Winston and Mr. Grell seconded a Hillsborough Street.
notion that provision should now be made The Council rose.
n the Estimates for increases of salary to Confirmed this 21st day of June 1950.
Staff. CLIF'ON A. H. DUPIGNY,
Ayes:-Messrs Winston, Grell & Osborne. Chairman Roseau Town Council.
STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURE OF TH ROSEAU TOWN COUNCIL
FOR FEBRUARY, 1950.
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1951.
List of New Properties or Extensions to Properties for 1950.
Name of Person
Allen, Mrs. A C.
James, Nelson Luke
IHouse Outhouse Extensions
Street Cu. ft. i Cu. ft. C't ft
.. Queen Mary St.
... Cork Street
. River Street
.. Old Street
5808 756 20(0
Birmingham, Est. Mary... Queen Mary St.' 12930
do. do. 3311
*.i Field Lane
.. New Street
... Back Street
To.al Mea- V ale Lot
swuvemrnt V q. ff.
I woi roolne. extension
valued at $144.00 he-
fore extenlsioin was made.
8564. $1000 2220 Tw, roomied extension
S valued at $576.00 be-
S fore extensi on was made
5923 ie roonil extension
5923 $500 816 il the centre if the two,
lomu-,s and joined to-
g t,'r. Yalumnl at $336
00 Before extension was
made. 4 Living rooms
6267 $600 1-130 Verandah added valued
at $576.00 hleflore txte!-
sion was milade.
2900 $120 '37 >ne ramd xt,.nsiol.
1740 i 3180 $500
Valued at ..1*, I, 1 (.-
1fore ext leioro. 4 Iromis.
Two rolmed extellsinm
at back and Y' rdat'tl in
front. Valued at $288.
00 before extension wvas
niade. 4 rolwlld house.
T'1wo roomed extension.
Valued at $120.00 le-
fore extension was llmade.
5 Rooms with veranidahl
Two rooillled exttension.
Entire property valued
at $1440.00 before ex-
t'-lsion. I six lrolmedi
house ; 1 two roied
house and I Storerooll.
2695 Veraudah a l ad e to
.- maller house. Entire
prIlo)ert.y v a I u e id at
$1800.00 before exten-
sitn. 1, sevn roo led
i louse and 1 four ro !iedi
Fo'u roomed lose
Olie iroomed extensio.l
Valued at $144.00 be-
fore extension. Three
Two nmmled extension.
Valued at $72.00 1e-
fore extension. F o u r
ri onled house.
Two roomlled extenllso.
Valued at $(96.00 Ie-
fore extension. F our
roomed h o us e with
Four roolled olhuse.
8 roinied hou s e (2
lliors)with kiti;ben, pan-
trvy and toilet.
Aerated Water Factory.
JLi" JllU]Jilll LI l J 1L1L A
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1951
Roberts. L. .
Street. Cu. ft. CG. ft.
Bath Lands 11794
Gt. Marl. Street 13110 13110
Queen Mary St. 12996
Hanover Street 11040
Extensions 7otal Mea-
Cu. ft. surement.
26220 $2400 1972
- 15075 $2000 1197
- 520 12528 $1440 1425
1S830 $1440 1155
5 roomed house(2
pantry and toilet.
4 roomed house with
kitchen, pantry, toilet
WVorkshop b u il t in
yard. Valued at $1920.
7 roomed h ous e (2
floors) with kitchen, pan-
try and toilet. Valued
at $1080.00 before ex-
tension was made.
Verandah built on
northern a n d eastern
sides of house.
The above is a Valuation List of New Properties or Extensions to Properties built during 1950 under the provi-
sions of section 90 of the Roseau Town Council Ordinance No. 23 of 1937.
Any person who feels that he is aggrieved on the grounds of unfairness or incorrectness of any valuation
included therein or of the inclusion therein or omission therefrom of any premises may within fourteen days after
the publication thereof as aforesaid give to the Council notice in writing of his objection specifying the grounds there-
of and where the ground of any objection shall be unfairness or incorrectness in the valuation of any premises of
which a person other than the person'oljecting is liable to'be valued, or the inclusion or omission of such premises,
!-':41 notice in writing of such objection and on the ground of such person.
MC 'rlI CLIFTON A. H. DUPIGNY,
W. H. SWEEPING.
H. B. HETHERINGTON,
G. A JAMES,
MUSGRAVE M. EDWARDS,
L. F. C. ROYER.
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. 1951.
Date of Request
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
94th April, 1951, by their Solicitor of Titla (with plan attached) in respect of
Presented Clifton A. H. Dupigny that lot of land in the Town of Roseau,
26th April, 1951, containing 7,668 square feet and bounded
at 3 25 p.m. as follows : North-Easterly by Back
Street: North-Westerly by land of the said A. C. Shillingford and Company; S'uth-Easterly
by land of Isabella Potts and South-Westerly by Queen Street.
Registrar's Office, T. A. BOYD,
Roseau, Registrar of Titles.
37th 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 Official Gazette and the Dominica Chronicle news-
paper published in this Island.
Printed at the BULLETIN OFFICE, Roseau, by G. A. JAMES-By Authority
Minutes of Meeting of Finance
AT a meeting of the Finance Committee held at 10.45 a.m. on
Wednesday, 7th June, 1950, in the Administrator's Office.
His Honour E.P. ARROWSMITH, Administrator, Chairman.
The Honourable C. A. HARNEY, Crown Attorney,
C. A. H. DUPIGNY,
,, ARTHUR PEMBERTON,
,, ,, Mrs. ELMA NAPIER,
S G. AUSTIN WINSTON,
S T. M. BERTRAND,
9 C. J. L. DUPIGNY,
9 1 9 J. O. AIRD,
The Honourable A. D. BOYD, Acting Financial Secretary,
SH. D. SHILLINGFORD, C.B E.
Confirmation of Minutes.
The minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, 17th May,
1950, were read and confirmed.
His Honour informed members that he had discussed the pos.
sibility of landing at Roseau with the Pilot of the Grumman Goose,
who was of the opinion that it would be better to land regularly
at Portsmouth in view of the risk of a swell at Goodwill.
Layou Valley Road.
His Honour told members that he had sent off a cable re-
questing the necessary funds to effect repairs to the Layou Valley
Water Supply Villages.
His Honour read a minute from the Social Welfare Officer
which contained a priority list of villages needing a piped water
The question of finance was discussed.
It was decided that provision should be made in the Estimates
each year to provide one of these villages with a piped water ser-
His Honour mentioned that on his last tour, the people of
Grand Fond had offered free labour to put up a water supply for
their village if they were given the piles.
Mr. Bertrand asked that the need for a water supply for these
villages be kept in view.
Visit of Veterinary Surgeon.
His Honour told members that the Vhterinary Surgeon was
arriving next week.
Members expressed their desire to meet him.
(Honourable A.D Boyd came in and took. his seat.)
Conferences of Technical Personnel.
His Honour read a.minatpTt frowathe Acting Chief Secretary
suggesting that delegates to. the Copferences on Livestock and
Plant and Animal Quarantine, which are to'be convened by the
Caribbean Commission, might be selected on a Windwird basis
consisting of the Veterinary Officer and memb rs of the Stai' of
the Plant Quarantine Station.
The Committee agreed to selection on a Windward island
Training of Voluntary Workers in Co-operatives.
The Committee agreed that application should be made for a
Development and Welfare grant for $800.00 to enable Mr. L. A. J.
Simon, Assistant Teacher, of the Soufriere Government School, to
proceed to Jamaica on a three months' course of training in co-
-Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux Review
The Committee agreed to increase the Colony's present con-
tribution to the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux in respect of
the five year period, 1952/53-1956 57, by 50 per cept to meet in-
creased requirements due mainly to revised scale of salaries.
Subsistence Allowance to Dentist.
The Committee approved of a subsistence allowance of 25/-
per diem to compensateDr. Czerwonka for the loss of private prac-
tice from the date of his arrival to the setting up of the Dental
Treasury- Overtime Fees
The Committee app~wred of the issue of a supplementary vote
for $3,500 under Head E; 81 Sub-head 13. Overtime.
Iopkirts to Boats.
The Committee approved of the issue of a supplementary vote
for $200 under Head 31 Sub-head 26. Maintenance of Boats.
The Committee agreed that provision should be made in the
1951 Estimates for the purchase of a new boat for the Treasury.
_ _______ __
His Honour informed members that a barricade had been put
up on the jetty to indicate to the public that repairs were under
The details of the reconstruction of the Roseau Jetty were
His Honour informed members that it would be necessary to
put through the Jetty Loan Ordinance as soon as possible and said
that if members authorised him, he would like to place the order
for the crane immediately. His Honour pointed out that it would
be necessary for the pile driving.
The Committee agreed that His Honour should place an order
for the crane and all pile driving equipment immediately.
His Honour mentioned that it would be necessary to put up
a new jetty on the side of the old Export Jetty before reconstruc-
tion of the jetty started. He also mentioned that a qualified fore-
man would be needed.
Hi- Honour promised to put up the Jetty Scheme as soon as
approval was received from the Governor.
The Committee approved of the issue of a supplementary vote
for $240.00 for the purchase of an adding machine for the Trea-
His Honour read a letter from Mr. C.A. Bellot stating that in
consideration of Government having agreed at his request to ac-
cept from him 50 per cent of his assessors' valuation of the fix-
tures and fittings of the St. Lucia-Dominica Marketing Agency at
Baruados, that is, $1,394.33, in settlement of his claim for com-
pensation against the Governments of St. Lucia and Dominica for
failure to secure a renewal of the lease on the premises of the
Marketing Agency, he would surrender all legal or other proceed-
ings which he was entitled to maintain against the above men-
tioned Governments in respect of the said Marketing Agency.
The Committee approved of a settlement with Mr. Bellot on
the terms mentioned by him, and asked His Honour to enquire
from St. Lucia whether they would pay half.
The Acting Financial Secretary read out a statement showing
the financial position at the closing of the Marketing Agency.
He pointed out that a Special Warrant would be required.
The m tter was discussed.
The Committee approved of the issue of a supplementary vote
for $9,178 21 to meet the excess over the Colonial Development and
Welfare grant for Capital Expenditure and Dominica's share of
payments made by St. Lucia in respect of current expenditure.
Central Police Training School.
His Honour read a minute dated the 17th March, 1950, from
His Excellency the Governor on the establishment of a Central
Police Training School in St. Lucia.
The Committee agreed in principle to the scheme.
Extra Sitting BMagistrate's Conrt-Portsmouth.
Mr. Bertrand asked whether His Honour could arrange to
have an extra sitting of the Magistrate's Court at Pertsmouth
because of the number of cases outstanding.
His Honour felt that the matter was an administrative one at
the discretion of the Magistrate, but there was no reason why
extra sittings could not be held to deal with arrears.
Mr. Winston said he understood that there would soon be a
shortage of bread.
His Honour informed members that th- C', v h"r1 ri c ived
an increased allocation of flour for this and ;(:,:t year !..:: the
International Wheat Agreement and an order had been placed for
an extra 2,000 bags to arrive during June.
Mr. Aird observed that a letter to Stolimeyer suggesting
prompt shipments might help.
(Honourable J. O. Aird, with His Honour's p rmissijn, re-
tired from the meeting,)
Mr. C.A.H. Dupigny asked His Honour to have the Electric
Light current turned on during the Test Matches between the
West Indies and England,
His Honour agreed.
Mr. C.A.H. Dupigny enquired about his suggestion for mak-
ing provision in the Estimates to enable urchins to be placed in
His Honour informed members that a scheme was under way
for establishing a home for young boys at Salisbury and the Bishop
was awaiting tne arrival of the Brother who will be in charge be-
fore putting up Estimat s.
Indian River Eridge.
Mr. Bertrand was of the opinion that the Indian River Bridge
whose capacity was 1. tons needed reinforcement to carry the ex-
tra load passing over it due to the rapid increase in the production
of bananas and asked His Honour to make the necessary investi-
His Honour promised to do so.
The Committee approved of Supplementary Votes to meet ex-
penditure under the following Heads :-
HeaSd Silb-Heal Amont
III Governor Staff $181.26
5. Stationery 225.50
Visits of Colonial Governors.
His Honour read the Secretary of State's Circular Despatch
(2) of the 29th April, 1950, on the question of the incidence of ex-
penses of Governors visiting the United Kingdom on official busi-
ness, in which a conclusion was reached that the most equitable
arrangement would be the sharing of costs between Colonial Gov-
ernments and the United Kingdom in view of the fact that there
is a greater need for personal consultation with Governors which
necessitates more frequent visits to the United Kingdom. His
Honour pointed out that the (Colonies had borne the total costs in
the past and the offer would be reasonably helpful.
The Committee agreed that this Colony should be included in
VV W lfre of West Indian Students in the United
States of America.
ii,; :Io: our read Confiderti,1 Circular Despatch of the 23rd
March, 1950, on the subject of the Welfare of West Indian students
in 1ihe United States of America and suggesting the need for the
appointment of a West Indian Liaison Officer in the United States
The Committee agreed in principle to the scheme, but were
desirous of knowing the cost. It was pointed out that as far as was
known, the Colony had only one student in the United States of
Dominica Amateur Sports Association.
An application from the Dominica Amateur Sports Association
for :i annual grant of $480 from Government was discussed.
The Committee was sympathetic and approved of assistance
to the Dominica Amateur Sports Association to that amount.
His Honour informed members that he would have to approach
His Excellency the Governor for the necessary authority.
His Honour distributed to members a sample Agenda giving
an idea of the type of problem which would be encountered on
His Honour asked members to think out their membership to
these committees between this meeting and the next.
The Committee then adjourned, sine die.
D, K. BURTON.
Clerk of Council.
Confirme: this 21st day of June, 1950.
R. D. H. ARUNDELL.