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VOL. LXXIV ROSEAU
30th July, 1951.
THE following Statutory Rules and
Orders are circulated with and form part
of this Gazette :-
No. 27 of 1951. A proclamation.
No. 28 of 1951. Currency (notes) regu-
30th July, 1951.
THE Minutes of a Meeting of the
Finance Committee held on Wednesday,
2nd August, 1950, is published with this
issue of the Official Gazette for general
L. ACHILLE PINARD
Notice of Receiving Order.
In the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands.
No. 31 of 1950.
Re FRANK BETHELMIE of Dublanc.
NOTICE is hereby given that on a
Petition dated the 4th day of Novem-
ber, 1950, a Receiving Order against
FRANK BETHELMIE of Dublane in the
Colony of Dominica, was made by the
Supreme Court of the Windward Is-
lands and Leeward Islands at Domini.
ca aforesaid on the 17th day of July,
,MONDAY, JULY 30, 1951. No. 36
Notice is also hereby given that the
First Meeting of Creditors will be held
at the Court House in Roseau on
Wednesday, the 8th day of August,
1951, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon.
All debts due to the Estate should
be paid to me.
Dated the 26th day of July, 1951.
T. A. BOYD,
Trade Marks Office.
5th July, 1951
THE LeBLANC CORPORATION of 210
East Vermilion Street, Lafayette, Louis.
iana, U.S.A., have applied for the regis.
tration of one trade mark consisting of
the following word
in Class xlii, that is to say Dietary Supple-
ment containing Vitamins B1, B2 and
The applicants claim that they have not
used the said trade mark before.
Any person may within three months
from ihe date of the first appearance of
this advertisement in the Dominica Official
Gazette give notice, in duplicate, at the
Trade Marks Office. Dominica, of opposi-
tion to the registration of the said trade
T. A. Ber
Registrar of 7rade Marks,
Agent:-Thomas Denis Shillingford, Esq..
147 t OFFICIAL GA4
Application for Registration
The Registration of United Kingdom
Trade Marks Ordinance, 1946.
Application is hereby made for the
Registration, in the Register of the United
Kingdom Trade Mark No. 553439 in class
3 (Schedule III) registered on the 21st
August, 1948, and for the issue to me of a
Certificate of Registration in the Colony
of Dominica for the said Trade Mark.
Dated this 29th day of June, 1951.
G. A. JAMES.
To The Registrar of Trade Marks,
N OTIC E.
Trade Marks Office,
7th July, 1951.
CONTINENTAL FOODS INC. of 1500
Hudson Street Hoboken, State of New
Jersey, United States of America have
applied for the registration of one trade
mark consisting of the following word
ZETTE, MONDAY, JULY 30, 1951.
in class xlii, that is to say Foodstuffs
including soups and ingredients of soup.
The applicants claim that they have
been using the said trade mark in respect
of the said goods for one year before the
5ih day of March, 1951.
Any person may within three months
from the date of the first appearance of
the first appearance of this advertisement
in the Dominica Official Gazette give
notice, induplicate, at the Trade Marks
Office. Dominica, of opposition, to the
registration of the said trade mark
T. A. BOYD
Registrar of Trade Ma, ks.
Clifton Alexander Herriot Dupigny Esq.
APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION.
The Registration of United Kingdom
Trade Marks Ordinance, 1946.
Application is hereby made for ihe
registration, in the Register of the United
Kingdom Trade Mark No. 693156 in Class
5 (Schedule IV) registered on the 19th
October, 1950, and for the issue to me of
a certificate of Registration in the Colony
of Dominica for the said Trade Mark.
Dated this 21st day of July. 1951.
G. A. JAMES
To the Registrar of Trade Marks,
METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER KEPT AT BOTANIC GARDENS, DOMINICA.
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Rainf" II for the Rainfall for the
Year 1E51. Year 1950
Relative. Thermometer. Ldvccd to 2 FI.
SHumidity. and Sea Level. Rainfall
9a.m. 3p m. Maxm. Miin' 9 a m. m.
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- 64 75 21.b7 1.38
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77 76 59 88 75 29.88 2986 .00
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76 67 56 88 76 29.82 29.81 ,16
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78 67 69 87 79 29.82 29 80 .80
78 67 62 87 7q7 29 6 1.985 12
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78 76 65 88 76 3t C0 29 6 I(0
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79 80 72 86 78 29 I94 29.85 .4
75 89 67 82 75 29.,5 29.88 95
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Mths. Ins. Pis Mth-.
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SFelbruary 2. 921 Febrtary
March 1. 88i March
Apt il 3. 84, Avril
IVay 13 2C( May
June 10 54 Jute
SRO 27 -A 39
STATUTORY RULES & ORDERS NO. 27 OF 1951
THE CURRENCY ORDINANCE, 1950.
BY THE GOVERNOR
E. P. ARROWSMITH.
IGazetted 30th July, 1951J
WHEREAS by Section 14 (1) of the Currency
Ordinance, 1950. (No 18 of 1950), it is provided that the
said Ordinance, in so far as it relates to currency
notes, shall come into operation on such date as the
Governor shall by Proclamation published in the Gazette
I DO, THEREFORE, proclaim and notify that the
said Ordinance, in so far as it relates to currency notes,
shall commence and come into operation on the first day
of August, One thousand nine hundred and fifty-one.
GIVEN under my hand and the Public Seal of
the Colony of Dominica, at Government
House in the said Colony, this 24th day
of July, 1951,.in the fifteenth year of
the Reign of His Majesty King George
GOD SAVE THE KING.
Printedat the Bulletin Office, Roseau, by G. ALPHONSUS JAMES,
3 2__8 7a~X
1951 CURRENCY SRO 28 A 40
STATUTORY RULES & ORDERS NO. 28 OF 1951.
MADE BY THE GOVERNOR UNDER SECTION 12 OF THE
CURRENCY ORDINANCE, 1950, (No. 18 OF 1950)
AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE BOARD OF COM-
MISSIONERS, BRITISH CARIBBEAN TERRITORIES
(EASTERN GROUP) AND WITH THE APPROVAL OF
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES.
(Gazetted 30th July 1951)
1. These Regulations may be cited as the
CURRENCY (NOTES) REGULATIONS, 1951. Short Title
2. In these Regulations Interpretation
the Board shall have the same meaning as
in the Ordinance ;
the Ordinance means the Currency
currency note means any note provided,
issued or re-issued, or to be provided,
issued or re-issued under the authority
of the Ordinance.
3. All the members of the Board shall be Currency Currency
Officers for the purposes of these Regulations ; and the
Board may in addition appoint, as they shall think
necessary, such other persons to be Currency Officers
as the Governor may approve. The Currency Officers
so appointed shall be paid such salary or remuneration
as may be fixed by the Board.
4. The plates bearing the devices approved by the Plts of the
Secretary of State from which currency notes are to be rency notes
printed shall be prepared by a person selected by the
Crown Agents for the Colonies. The plates shall be
retained in the custody of the Crown Agents.
5. The currency notes shall be printed under the Printing of
supervision of the Crown Agents as required from time
to time by the Board.
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6. (1) All unissued currency notes, and all currency
rencynotes notes withdrawn from circulation by the Board and
selected for re-issue in accordance with Regulations 16
and 17 shall be kept in a strong fire-proof vault or in a
secure fire-proof steel safe or safes in the Treasury
Strong Room. Each door or entrance of the vault or
safes shall be secured by three different locks, the keys
or the combinations of which shall be held respectively
by such three Currency Officers as the Board with the
approval of the Governor may from time to time appoint
(2) In the Leeward Islands and Windward
Islands all unissued currency notes, and all currency
notes withdrawn from circulation by the Board and
selected for re-issue in accordance with Regulations 16
and 17 shall be kept in a secure receptacle in a strong
fire-proof vault provided by the Agentappointed by the
Board under Regulation 21. The door of such recepta-
cle shall be secured by three different locks, one of the
keys or the combinations of which shall be held !,y such
Currency Officer as the Board with the approval of the
Governor may from time to time appoint. The other
two keys or combinations shall be he d by the Agent or
Issue of cur- 7. All currency notes, on first issue, shall be
ccordn o issued as far as possible in the order of their serial
serial numbers numbers.
Re-issue to be 8. The re-issue of currency notes selected in
preferred to accordance with Regu'ations 16 and 17 shall be preferred
issue of cur-
rency notes to the issue of currency notes not previously issued.
Minimum sum 9. (a) The minimum sum which any person shall
to be exchange. be entitled under the provisions of secti.,n 7 of the
oteosoruer- Ordinance to lodge with the Board or with the Crown
ling Agents, shall be twenty-five thousand dollars or the
equivalent in sterling, as the case may be
(b) The rate of commission chargeable by the
Rate of com- Board for the issue or redemption of currency notes
mission under the provisions of sections 7 of the Ordinance
shall be published in the Oitcial Gazette.
Books to be 10. The Board shall cause books to be kept, to be
kept called respectively -
(a) the Vault Book;
(b) the Currency Note Register ;
(c) the Register of Currency Note Issues;
(d) the Control Account Register ;
(e) the Register of Cancelled and Destroyed Notes.
The vaut 11. The Vault Book shall be kept in each territory
1951 CURRENCY SRO 28 A 42
in the vault used for the keeping of currency notes in
accordance with Regulation 6, and shall include a record
of the date of each transaction, showing the quantity in
each denomination of currency notes deposited or with-
drawn whether for issue, re-issue, or cancellation and
destruction and the total nominal value of each deposit or
withdrawal, and the serial numbers of currency notes
received and issued for the first time. Every entry
shall be signed by each one of the three persons author-
'sed to hold the keysor combinations of the vault under
the said Regulation.
12. When currency notes are supplied t, the Board, Currency Note
or issued, withdraw n from circulati n, re-issued, can- Register
celled or destroyed by the Board, an entiy shall
forthwith be made in the Currency Note Register which
shall be kept at the Headquarters of ti e Board and
signed by at least two currency Officers show ing the
date and nature of each such transaction, the denomina-
tions and total number of the notes involved and the
denominations and total number of all notes suppiied to
the Beard, issued, remaining unissued, withdrawn f om
circulation, re-issued, cancelled, kept for dest uc'iLn
in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (iii) of
Regulation 19 or destroyed by the Board up to and
including the transaction which is then being recorded.
13. (1) In the Register of Currency Note Issues Registerof
which shall be kept at the Headquarters of the Board c fr. Note
thtre shall be recorded -
(a) in the case of notes' denomination sin excess
of ten dollars, the serial numbers in consecu-
tive order of the currency notes i sued or
re-issued by the Board together with the date
of issue and the date on which each note is
withdrawn from circulation, and re-issued,
cancelled or destroyed by the Beard, and the
balance of currency notes in circulation in
each se ies;
(b) in eveiy other case in respect of each prefix
number of a series the total number of
currency notes issued or ie issued by the
Board, the total number of notes withdrawn
from circulation by the Board and selected for
re-issue, and!he total numberof notes can-
celled or destroyed by the Board, together wi: h
the date of issue, re-issue, withdrawal from
circulation, cancellation or destruction and the
A 43 1951 CURRENCY SRO 28
balance of currency notes in circulation.
(2) Each prefix number of a series under sub-
paragraph (b) of paragraph (1) of this Regulation shall
be sub-divided into five or ten groups as the Board may
decide, and records as provided in the said sub-para-
graph shall be kept separately in respect of each such
control Ac- Contro
count Reister 14. In the Control Account Register which shall be
kept at the Headquarters of the Board there shall be
kept in respect of each prefix number of a series of
currency notes a record showing the total number of the
currency notes issued or re-issued by the Board, the
total number of notes withdrawn from circulation by the
Board and selected for re-issue, and the total number
of notes car celled or destroyed by the Board, together
with the date of issue, re-issue, withdrawal from cir-
culation, cancellation or destruction and the balance
of currency notes in circulation.
negisterof 15. In the Register of Cancelled and Destroyed
Destroyed Notes which shall be kept in each territory where
N.ts" cancellation and destruction of notes taking place there
shall be recorded -
(a) in the ease of notes of denominations in
excess of ten dollars, the serial numbers of
notes cancelled or destroyed together with the
date of cancellation or destruction ;
(b) in every other case, the total number of notes
cancelled or destroyed in respect of each group
of a prefix number of a series, together with
cl]sifotion the date of cancellation or destruction
of cunrroen 16. When any currency notes are withdrawn from
dra from circulation by the Board, the notes shall forthwith be
circulation classified either for re-issue or destruction.
oRe-it"* f 17. All currency notes selected for re-issue under
Regulation 16 hall be placed in the vault and kept in
the manner prescribed in Regulation 6, but they shall be
kept separately from the currency notes previously
S 18. All currency notes selected for destruction
notes shall be forwarded at the earliest opportunity, by the
Agent. in the presence of the Currency Officer, to the
Executive Commissioner at the Headquarters of the
Board in Trinidad.
1951 CURREN~.Y SR@ 28 A 44
19 (i) After cancellation, currency notes shall Destruction of
be arranged as far as possibly consecutively, according cancelled note.
to their series in bundles of 100 notes and their
numbers reco ded in the Register of Cancelled and
Destroyed Notes in accordance with the provisions of
(ii) After the currency notes have been classi-
fied, bundled and recorded, they shall be handed to at
least two Currency Officers, none of who- shall have
acted previously in respect of the same notes under the
foregoing provisions of this Regulation The currency
notes after being checked by them shall as far as
p ssible be immediately destroyed in their presence by
fire in an incinerator provided for the purpose, and
the Currency Officers shall immediately after the
destruction sign a certificate in a form to be approved
by the Board, showing the total number and value of the
notes destroyed under each prefix letter of a series.
(iii) If any currency notes are not destroyed
by fire immediately after they are handed to and checked
by the Currency Officers in accordance with the previous
provisions of this Regulation, the Currency Officers
shall-certify the records in the Register of Cancelled
and Destroyed Notes and seal and date the bundles of
currency notes which shall forthwith be placed in the
vault and there kept until it is convenient to destroy
(iv) When the sealed bundles of cancelled
currency notes are withdrawn from the vault, the notes
shall be checked against the records in the Register of
Cancelled and Destroyed Notes by at least two Currency
Officers who shall be the Currency Officers who had
sealed the bundles if those Officers are available;
the notes shall then be destroyed in their presence
in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (ii)
hereof, and they shall sign a certificate in a form to
be approved by the Board as provided in that paragraph.
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B.ard of Sur- 20. (1) There shall be a Board of Survey appointed
vey by the Governor which shall consist of at least two
persons, neither of whom shall be a member of the Board
or a Currency Officer, whose duty it shall be to examine
the stocks of notes held by the Board, whether unissued,
awaiting re-issue or awaiting destruction, as the case
(2) The Director of Audit or his representative
shall be notified of every survey tobe held and shall be
entitled to be present either in person or by his
officers at any survey.
(3) Ordinary surveys shall be held at least
quarterly, and surprise surveys shall be held by the
Board of Survey when required to do so by the Governor.
At least one surprise survey shall be held in every year.
(4) At any survey the Board of Survey may
accept, without counting the contents thereof, if the
seals are apparently intact, -
(i) any sealed pankaze that bears the sealof :
(a) the Director of Audit or his representa-
tive and at least one member of his
staff ; or
(b) the Crown Agents for the Colonies ; or
(c) any recognized bank doing business in
the Colony during any period in which
any bank has agreed to receive back
the package intact; or
(d) not less than three Treasury Officers
not being Carrency Officers ; or
(e) in the case of bundles of cancelled
currency notes, two Currency Officers;
(f) a previous Board of Survey;
(iij any sealed containers or presses sealed with
the unbroken seal of any previous Board of
(5) A report of each survey containing a list
of all packages of notes showing how far the packages
have been accepted or counted, shall be forwarded to the
Governor, the Director of Audit and to the Chairman of
the Board who shall cause a copy of the report to be
furnished to each member of the Board.
1951 CURRENCY SRO 28 A 46
(6) All books and documents in which is
entered or recorded any account minute, memorandum,
matter or thing relating to the Currency Note Security
Fund, or whatever else shall tend to secure or to show
a true account of the transactions of the Board shall
be at all times open to examination by the Board of
21. Subject to the provisions of the Ordinance Appointmento
and of these Regulations the Board shall appoint such andservanis
agents, officers, and servants, and at such remuneration,
as they shall think fit.
22. The Accounts of the Board shall be kept in the Accounfl
Currency Office at Headquarters of the Board in such
form as the Board may direct.
23. (1) The Executive Commissioner shall before Atsa e'sti-
the commencement of each year submit for the Board's revenue and
approval, estimates of the income to be received and pnd
expenditure to be incurred during the year.
(2) In the event of the provision in the Supplemontary
annual estimates proving insufficient, the Board's prior Estimates.
authority for any supplementary provision shall be
obtained before expenditure is incurred ; provided that
the Chairman of the Board may authorise expenditure in
cases of emergency not exceeding five hundred dollars.
Such emergency supplementary provision shall be sub-
mitted for the approval of the Board as soon as practi-
(3) The Executive Commissioner is authorised expenditure
to incur expenditure up to the amount shown in the
annual estimates or supplementary estimates which have
been approved by the Board.
24. These Regulations shall come into force on Coming into
such date as the Governor shall, by Proclamation under ifa"o Regu-
section 14 (1) of the Ordinance. appoint for the coming
into operation of the Ordinance, in so far as it relates
to currency notes.
Made this 28th day of July, 1951.
E. P. ARROWSMITH.
Printed at the Bulletin Office, Roseau, by G. ALPHONSUS JAM-S,
Minutes of Meeting ao Filtancei
AT a meeting of the Finance Committee held at 10.4.5*,m. on
Wednesday, the 2nd August, 1950, in the Administrator's Office.
His Honour E.P. ARROWSMITH, C.M.G., Administrator,
The Honourable C. A. HARNEY, Crown Attorney,
,, ,, W. H. SWEETING, Financial Secretary,
,, ,, C. A. H. DUPIGNY,
,, ARTHUR PEMBERTON,
,, Mrs. ELMA NAPIER,
,, ,, G. AUSTIN WINSTON,
,, C. J. L. DUPIGNY,
J. 0. AIRD,
S H. D. SHILLINGFORD, C.B E.
The Honourable T. M. BERTRAND.
Confirmation of Minutes.
The minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, 19th July,
1950, were read and confirmed.
Dominica Vanilla Growers Association.
His Honour brought to the notice of the Committee the failure
by Government in their efforts, short of legal process, to recover
from the Vanilla Growers Association the sum of $136.05 for In-
spection Fees on 4,491 lbs. of vanilla beans exported by them to
the United States of America and destroyed by the United States
Customs Authorities as having been unfit for human consumption.
The Committee were of the opinion that Government should
take the necessary measures to recover this amount.
Establishment of Central Medical Store in Roseau,
His Honour read a memorandum by the Senior Medical Officer
outlining a proposal for the establishment of a Central Medical
Store in Roseau and setting out the advantages of greater econo-
my, technical efficiency and fluidity which would accrue therefrom.
The Committee were favourably impressed, Mr. Shillingford
recommending that elasticity in the choice and variety of drugs
The Committee agreed in principle, and requested that an esti-
mate of the cost be prepared for further consideration.
The Committee approved of Supplementary Votes to meet ex-
penditure under the following heads:-
3 L- 7-7 f
Headl Sub-Head Amount
XX. Post Office 11. Letter Sorter's Pay $400.00 (Compensatory
XXI. Treasury 25. Office Contingencies $150.00 ,
Out-of-pocket expenses to Station Sergeant
F. J. Robinson.
An application by the Acting Superintendent of Police on be-
half of Station Sergeant Robinson for out of pocket expenses at
the rate of $24.00 per mensem from the 2nd March, 1950, was ap-
proved by the Committee.
Station Sergeant Robinson was given temporary charge of the
Grand Bay area as a result of Inspector Leslie's transfer to Ports-
Curing of Lepers.
In fulfilment of a promise to make enquiries regarding the
alleged curing of lepers in British Guiana, His Honour read a
memorandum by the Senior Medical Officer setting out the true
According to this, public statements had been made that
leprosy could be cured in four years in view of the early dramatic
improvements that had been obtained in a number of leper cases
treated in British Guiana with the sulphone drugs. Events had
proved, however, that this optimism was not justified. The latest
drugs were being used in the treatment of leprosy in Dominica.
The proposal to appoint Superintendent King of the Grenada
Prison to examine the organisation and administration of the Ros-
eau Prison was put to the Committee by His Honour. After some
discussion the Committee agreed to the proposal.
Salary of Agricultural Superintendent.
The approval of the Committee was sought for the proposal t o
consolidate the present salary and house allowance of the Agricul-
tural Superintendent and to further increase it by a personal al-
lowance of 150, thereby making an aggregate of 975 p.a.
After some discussion the Committee approved of the revision.
Mr. Winston, however, refused to associate himself with the de-
cision and stated the salary should be a flat 950 p.a.
In compliance with a request made at the last meeting His
Honour read to the Committee a statement of the duties of a
Sanitary Inspector, and cited certain sections of the Public Health
Regulations, S. R. & 0., 1949, No. 49, in order to illustrate the
need for technical knowledge that the Sanitary Inspector should
hav if these sections were to be implemented efficiently.
The Committee after some deliberation, agreed that one ortw
eligible candidates should be sent abroad for training.
Air Mail Correspondence.
The Committee approved of the suggestion that the cost of
carriage of Air Mail correspondence from the Governor's Office
should be divided proportionately among the four Colonies.
Financial and Economic Adviser-Appointment of
His Honour read proposals by the Governor for the provision
of clerical and technical assistance to the Financial and Economic
Adviser and the creation of a post in his office to be called Assis-
tant Secretary Finance and Economics, the cost of the latter to be
met from the Collective Contingencies reserve of the Windward
Islands Colonial Development and Welfare allocation.
His Honour then stressed the benefits derivable from Mr.
Macleod Smith's work and cited the very interesting and useful
report on St. Lucia already produced by Mr. Macleod Smith as an
instance of this, and of the need for providing him with such as-
sistance as the Governor suggested.
The Committee concurred in the proposal.
Appointment of Polish Doctors.
The revision of Dr. Steiger's salary with a view to a new con-
tract was brought up by His Honour for the consideration of Com-
mittee and was favourably commented upon.
The Committee approved of the following revision of emolu-
ments for Dr. Steiger:-
Specialist (or duty) allowance 200
Operation fees (private patients)
Passage and leave as in present agreement.
Clark Hall-Holmwood Road.
His Honour read a statement of estimates for the construction
of the Clark Hall-Holmwood Road and agreed to refer the esti-
mates to the Road Development Committee.
Delegates to the 4th Session of the West Indies
His Honour proposed that the selection of delegates to the 4th
Session of the West Indies Conference should be proceeded with.
this was agreed to and carried out by ballot.
Latrine at Bioche.
Mr. H.D. Shillingford reported that the latrine at Bioche had
been badly damaged by high seas and requested His Honour to
take steps to effect the necessary repairs. His Honour said h e
would investigate the matter.
The Committee then adjourned, sine die.
W. O. SEVERIN,
Clerk of Council.
Confirmed this 23rd day of August, 1950.
E. P. ARROWSMITH,