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ROSEAU, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1951.
27th August, 1951.
THE Administrator directs the publica-
tion for general information of the follow-
ing Cost of Living Index Figures in res-
pect of Dominica.
Statistics for 31st July, 1951
General Average Increases since 1939
All Items 228.4%
Food Only 2 2.3%
3rd September, 1951
Mr. J. W. FOSTER arrived in the Colony
on the 28th August, 1951, to undertake an
organisational survey of the administra-
tive machinery of this Colony.
Administrator 's Office,
3rd September, 1951.
His Excellency Brigadier Sir ROBERT
DUNCAN HARRIS ARUNDELL. K C.M.G.,
O.B E., Governor and Commander-in-
Chief of the Windward Islands, left the
Colony today for St. Lucia.
E. P. ARROWSMITH
3rd September, 1951.
THE following Imperial Instrument is
circulated with and forms part of this
No. 1892. The Dominica (Legislative
Council) Order in Council, 1951.
3 7Z 9 69
3rd September, 1951.
THE following Statutory Rules and
Orders is circulated with and forms part
of this Gazette :-
No. 32 of 1951. A Proclamation.
3rd September, 1951.
THE Minutes of a Meeting of the
Finance Committee held on Wednesday,
15th November,1950,is published with this
issue of the Official Gazette for general
L. ACHILLE PINARD.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
20th August, 1951.
TENDERS are hereby invited for the
purchase of 1,000 Gallons of Rum manu.
factured in 1948 at the Goodwill Estate,
delivered from Bond at Goodwill.
Applications should be on a cash basis,
and be addressed to the Agricultural
Superintendent, Department of Agricul-
ture, Roseau, to reach him not later than
15th September, 1951.
Acting Superintendent of Agriculture
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1951.
LIST OF MIDWIVES REGISTERED UNDER THE
MIDWIFERY ORDINANCE, 1931.
Alexander, Mrs. Ena
Alexander, Miss Leoma A.
Alexander, Miss Margaretta
Alexander, Mrs. Lilla
Ambo, Miss Geraldine A.
Augustine, Miss Mary V.
Baptiste, Mrs. Constance
Brown, Mrs. Ruth
Buffong, Miss Catherine
Bully, Miss Ena
Burton, Miss Wilhelmina M.
Collins. Miss Maudlyn
Daniel, Mrs. Louisa
Daniel, Miss Catherine
Darroux, Miss Carmen
Dominique, Miss Edith
Dorival, Mrs. F.
Dubique, Miss Elsie
Fortune, Mrs. Paulina
Georg-, Mrs Anna
George, Miss Magdalene
Giraud, Mrs. Ena
Green, Mrs. Lorna
Guiste. Mrs. Lucina
Henderson, Miss Veronique
Henry, Miss Ena
Henry, Miss Dona
Ishmael, Mrs. Chioris
John, Miss Maria
Joseph, Mrs. Leonie
Knight, Mrs. Juliana
Laronde, Miss Mabel
LeBlane, Mrs Matilda
Lewis, Miss Mary
Lockhart, Miss Elmira
Lockhart, Miss Yvonne
Luke, Mrs. Emily
Lundell, Miss Marie
Lundy, Miss Mary
Lysson, Mrs. Civilise
Merser, Mrs. Lizzie
Michel, Mrs. Florisea
Mussenden, Miss Ena
Norris, Miss Lillamanie
Pemberton, Mrs. Clemence
Pierre, Miss Herminie
Plenderleith Mrs. M.A M
Roberts, Miss Theresa
Rolle, Miss Vernie
Stronach, Miss Ismay
Thomas, Mrs. Leomie
Toussaint, Miss Clara
Wayland, Mrs. Etta
Weithers Mrs. Ismay
Williams, Miss Celia
Williams, Mrs. Ellen
Wilkinson, Mrs. Agnes
Alexander, Miss Sylvia
Anthony, Miss Clara
Bell, Mrs. Alicia
Caines, Miss Eulalie
Charles, Miss Eugenia
Connor, Miss Veda
(away from Island)
(away from Island)
(away from Island)
(away from Island)
(away from Island)
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OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 1951.
PORTSMOUTH DISTRICT (Cont)
Duverney, Mrs. Victoria
Foye, Mrs. Rosetta
John, Miss L R
Langlais, Miss Mary
La Rocque, Miss. H. V
Le Blanc, Miss Catherine
Musgrave, Miss Norah Ruth
Nicholas, Miss Augustine
Parillon, Miss Mary
Parcal, Miss Gwendolyn
Romain, Mrs. Edith
Skerret. Mrs. Maria
Simon, Mrs. Andresine
Abraham, Mrs. Clarisca
Alfred, Miss Marinice
Ango!, Miss Militza.
Benjamin, Miss Audrey
Benjamin, Miss Philomen
Caines, Mrs. Wilheimina
George, Mrs. C.
James, Mrs. Rosa
Jeanvier, Miss Crystalline
lake, Mrs. Anastasie
Lucien, Mrs. Milutine
Lucine, Miss Victoria
Lundy, Miss Evangeline
Massicot, Miss Veronique
Musgrave. Mrs. Doris M.
Nixon, Miss Mary E.
Peters, Mrs. Grace
Ilabess, Mrs. Agnes
Rabess, Miss Helen
Valmond, Mrs. Anorine
William, Mrs. Mary
GRAND BAY DISTRICT.
Abraham, Mrs. Anastasie
Alie, Mrs. Bertyl
Andrew, Mrs. Philomen
Bellot, Miss M.P.
Cadette, Mrs. Rosa
Casimir, Mrs. Alexandrine
Cuffy, Mrs. Philomen
Dangleben, Miss Jane Ann
Darroux, Mrs. John
Defoe, Miss Ina
De Gallerie, Mrs. Raisada
Destouche, Mrs. Fiate
Eustache, Mrs. Milutine
George, Mrs. Marie Luce
John, Mrs. Eloiline
Joseph. Miss Esmie
John Baptiste, Mrs. Felixia
John Ville, Mrs. Clara
Johnson, Mrs. M.
Joseph, Mrs. Evy
Jules, Miss A. M.
Mark, Mrs. Adoctine
Matthew, Miss Camilla
Nicholas, Mrs. Georgie
Pascal, Mrs. Dora Adelaide
Pascal. Miss A.
Phillip, Mrs. Leonie
Roberts, Mrs. Janelia
smith, Mrs. Rossie
Telemaque Mrs. Mary
Thomas, Miss Egyptienne
.Residence : Remarks.
Anse de Mai
Grand Bay Hospital Certificated
Fond St. Jean
Petite Soufriere Certificated
La Plaine Certificated
Fond St. Jean Certificated
Riviere Cyrique Certificated
Grand Fond Certificated
Good Hope Certificated
H. 1. HErHERINGTON,
Chairnian, Midwi/ery Board.
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167 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1951.
Comparative Return of Principal Domestic Imports.
Food, Drink & Tobacco.
Cattle, horned No.
Beer & Ale Stout &
Biscuits, Bread & Cakes :
Unsweet'ed in brls. lbs.
de. in tins
Dried & Salted
Pickled Herrings ,,
Grain, Flour Pulse &
Flour Bags of 98 Ibs
Beans & Peas Ibs.
Maeareni & Vermicelli ,,
Jams, Jellies & Preserved
Jams & Jellies Ibs.
(anned & Bottled
Lard & Substitutes lbs.
Milk, Condensed Ibs.
Oils Edible gals.
Pickles, Condiments &
Salt: Coarse brls.
Spirits & Bitters :
Cordials & Liqueurs ,,
Sugar: Refined lbs.
Tobacco & Snuff:
Manuf.: Cigarettes lbs.
Onions & Garlic lbs
TOTAL CLASS I.
Jan. to October
Quantity Value Quantity
- -_ I $ .... ..........
Jan. to October
I 1 ,4.)45
32,557 18 524
27,852 62,51 (
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1951.
ARTICLES. October Jan. to October October
Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value
$ $ $
CLASS 11 t I
Grease lbs 427 222 883 165 46
Plants, Seeds & Bulbs val. 110 l 20
Resin, Tar & Pitch ,, 20 936 13
Pitch Pine ft. 44,083 10,541
Spruce & White Pine ft. 15.872 4,629 35,057 9,079
Shingles M. 20 431
Shirts doz. 38 2.830 15.648 351 1,436
Vests & Bloomers ,, 461 1.903 881 3.716 426 2 047
Other val. 2,809 4,004 111
A rms, Ammunition & ;
Explosives val. 1.840 319
Hfags & Sacks (empty) ,, 931 1 26,073 76
Blacking & Polishes ,, 48 1,939 703
Hooks, Printed ,, 13 1,353 2,264
Boots.Shoes& Slipprs rss. 8,577 61,697 1,107 2,529
Can :ies: Tallow lbs 395 108 2.029 750
Other ,, 6,ti1 2.205 11,750 1,381 1,838 588
Carriages, t..arts &
Bicycles No. 1 40 74 3.526 3 60
Motor Cycles No 1 772 13 6,938 1 63
Motor Cars No 5 7.416 i 21,35 2,851
.Motor Lorries ,, 1 !2,262 12 18,bl2 1 1,320
Motor Parts( 'ar) val 4344 9 739 444
Other & I'arIs ,, 11 719 476
Tyres & Tubes ,, 2,056 18,216 10,333
Cement pe, 400 lbs 558 3 696 1,002 7,492 199 1,963
Chemicals& Insecticides v. 39 8,182 1.269i
Cinematograph Filrns ft 65,252 950 1,061,756 18,053 153,661 1.865 1
Cordage & Twine val. 349 5,116
,, Piece Goods sq. ds. 33,392 14,031 384,405 138,136 65,094 32,164
Artificial Silk Piece !
Goods yds. 2,011 1 486 64,503 40,516 7,338 4,531
Cutlery val. 735 55
Electrical Supplies ,, 2.492 13,i79 7,507
Enamelware ,, 928 6,149 3,3P4
Glass & Glassware ,, 30 7,773 923
Hardware ,, 4,560 33,047 2,327
Hats, Caps & Bonnets ,, :3.760 596
Hemp, Tow & Manufs.,
Oakum ,, 10 594
Hosiery: Cotton & Art.
Silk ,, 55 1,254 20
India Rubber & Gutta i I
Percha Manufactures 549
Lamps, Lanterns &
Accessories val. 437 2,559 10o4
Leather Manufactures ,, 173 52
Linen ditto ,, 511
Agricultural ,, 2,014 9,16l 188
Other 56,991 101,670 27,131
Manures tonsl 13 1,102 511 44,430 111 9,601
Matches gross 400 479 3.509 4,045 750 916
Medicines & Drugs val. 2,182 21,873 2.881.
Iron & Steel val. 4,191 34,962 27 613
Other ,, 1,214 8,818 15,249
Oils: Fuel & Gas gals. 13 051 1 931 17,159 4,770 4,090 970
Gasolene 7,336 1, 1,22 ,442 18,029 11.272 3,537
Kerosene ,, ,546 1,531 59,961 14.571 7,363 2,069
Lubricating ,, 888 1,388 4.915 7,133 936 1,427
Paint ,, 1,234 3,291 180 489
Other ,342 12,251 416 i 338
Packages, M.T No. 113 000 5.142 113,308 10,122
Paints, Colou s &c. lbs 11980 7,369 3:7.500 16,111 5,713 3,366
Turpentine gals. 140 2i i 303 287
Varnish ,, 39 1,475 8 i12
Carried Forward ..j 154,587 i 827,160 182,752
Jan. to October
2,406 28 254
169 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1951.
ARTICLES. October Jan. to October October Jan. to Oci
Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity
$_ $ ___ ___
TOTAL Brought Forward 134,587 827,160 182.752 1
*Paper Manufactures val. 1,135 18,930 2,456
Perfumery &c. ,, 817 ,103 1,729
Soap: Common lbs. 14,375 2,854 117.918 22,987 18,427 3,036 171,905
Fancy ,, 45 43 9,324 4,42z 790 318 7,415
Spirits: Medicinal val 34 35,s
Perfumed ,, 1,749 11
Stationery, (Govt.) ,, 167 988
,. Other ,, 1,299 11,310 1.762
Umbrellas No 429 3,078 360 374 1,446
Wool & Woollen
Manufactures val. 2,753 ,618 3,327
ANIMALS NOT FOR FOOD
Animals: Asses No. i 7T i 24
,Dogs 3 250 5 285 15 6
Horses ,, 2 30 3 60 l1 72: 2
Parcels Post val. 9,61. 109,001 23,329
TOTAL CLASSES !
II. III, IV. & V. 171,915 1,018,537 220,169 ,
GRAND TOTAL ... 22,3 1,58,751 380,398 2,
'Includes Bank Notes.
BRITISH CARIBBEAN CURRENCY
ON the 1st August, 1951; the Currency
Ordinance. 1950, was brought into effect
by Proclamation insofar as it relates to
2. Circulation of new British Caribbean
currency notes will commence in this Colo-
ny on 10th September, 1951. These notes
will be legal tender throughout the Eastern
Group of the British Caribbean Territories
viz.-Barbados, British Guiana, Trinidad,
the Leeward and Windward Islands
3. Currency notes issued by the Gov.
ernment of Trinidad, in circulation at pre.
sent, will continue to be legal tender in
this Colony, notwithstanding the new issue
of British Caribbean currency notes. Si-
milarly currency notes issued by the Gov-
ernment of Trinidad will continue to be
legal tender in the Leeward and Windward
W. H. SWEETING,- Financiul S eretary.
4. It is important that the public
should realise that the new issue of Bri-
tish Caribbean currency totes in no way
effects the validity of Trinidad currency
votis whtch remain legal tender until
they are demonetized by Proclamation is-
sued by the t-overnor of that Colony un-
der the Currency Ordinance, 1950, which
action will not be taken until a few years
have elapsed, and a comparatively small
number of these notes remain in circula-
tion. Even after demonetization the hold-
ers of any such notes will be entitled at
any time to claim payment of the face
value thereof from the British Caribbean
5 Currency notes issued by the Gov.
ernmeit of Irinidad, should therefore
continue to be accepted a. legal tender in
payment of any sum, until orunless they
are demonetized when payment of the
face value may be claimed from the Bri
tish Caribbean Currency Board only.
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1951. 170
Comparative Return of Domestic Produce Shipped.
Cocoa, Raw lbs.
Coffee ,, lbs.
Fruits & Nuts: Fresh :
Avocado Pears T/crates
Limes, Green bris.
Fruits & Nuts: Preserved:
Pickled Limes brls.
Do.. Tamarinds ,,
Lime Juice, Cone. gals.
)o. Cordial ,,
t Do. Raw ,,
Honey lbs. I
Spices: Ginger lbs.
Spirits: Rum gals.
tobacco & Snuff:
Vegetables. Onions val.
Hides & Skins ]
In soln. in L. Juice
Wood & Timber :
Lime Oil, Distilled
Printed at the BULLETIN OFFICW, Roseau.' by G. A. JAMES -By Authority
Totil t) dati.
f- ~ -
"Provisional. Figures are subject to minor amendments.
t Quantity and value of oil in solution deducted and given separately under Oils."
W. H. SWEETING,--Financial Secretary.
20 4. .51
FO B Quantity
22.648 I 14,348
1951 ORDER IN COUNCIL
IMPERIAL INSTRUMENT NO. 1392 OF 1951
THE DOMINICA (LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL) ORDER
IN COUNCIL, 1951
Made 1st August, 1951
Coming into Operation:-
Sections 2 and 35 1st August, 1951
Remainder On a day to be appoint-
ed by the Governor by
Proclamation in the
Dominica ODficial Gaz-
(Gazetted 3rd September, 1951.)
AT the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 1st day of
The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.
WHERE.AS by the Dominica Act 1936(a), His
Majesty in Council is empowered to make such provision.
by Order in Council, as he thinks proper for the govern-
ment of Dominica, and thereby to delegate to any
authority constituted for Dominica (whether by such
Order or otherwise) power to make laws for the peace,
order and good government of Dominica, and to vary or
revoke any such Order by a subsequent Order in Council :
AND WHEREAS by the Dominica Order in Council,
1939(b), as amended by the Dominica Order in Council,
1949(c) (hereinafter togetl er called "the existing
Orders "), provision is made, amongst other things, for
the constitution and powers of a Legislative Council for
AND WHEREAS it is expedient to make other
provision than in the existing Orders is contained for
the constitution and powers of the said Legislative
(a) 1 & 2 Geo. 6. c. 10. (b) S R. & O 1939 (No. 1896) p. 658.
(c) S, L 1949 (No 1840) p. 4740.
7 b 7/o
B 6 1951 ORDER IN COUNCIL I.I. 1392
NOW, THEREFORE, His Majesty, by virtue and
in exercise of His powers under the Dominica Act,
1938(a), and of all other powers enabling Him in that
behalf, is pleased, by and with the advice of the Privy
Council to order, and itis hereby ordered, as follows:-
nteprotatie n l.--(1) In this Order, unless the context otherwise
the Administrator" means the Administrator of
Dominica, and includes any person for the ime being
acting as Administrator thereof :
"the appointed day means the day appointed
under Section 2 of this Order;
'"the Council" means the Legislative Council of
Dominica established by this Order;
Deputy President" means the Member of Lhe
Council elected by the Council to be the Deputy Presi-
dent tlereof in accordance with the provisions of Section
20 of this Order ;
dollars means dollars in the currency of the
"the Gazette" means the Dominica Official Gazette;
"the Governor" means the Governor and Com-
mander-in-Chief of the Windward Islands and includes
the officer for the time be;ng administering the Govern-
ment of the Windward Islands and, to the extent to
which a Deputy for the Governor is authorized to act,
the Island" and "Dominica" mean the Colony of
"meeting" means any sitting or sittings of the
Council commencing when the Council first meets after
being summoned at any time and terminating when the
Council is adjourned sine die or at the eonclusien of a
1951 ORDER IN COUNCIL I I. 1392 B 7
"minister of religion" means any person in holy
orders and any other person the functions of whose
principal occupation include teaching or preaching in
any congregation for religious worship;
"Proclamation" means a written or printed notice
under the hand of the Governor or the Administrator,
published by his order in the Gazette;
"public office" means, subject to the provisions of
subsection (3) of this Section, any office of emolument
in the public service or any office of emolument under a
Municipal Corporation within Dominica ;
"public officer means the holder of any public
office and includes any person appointed to act in any
"the Public Seal" means the Public Seal of the
the public service" means the service of the
Crwn in respect of the Government of Dominica:
session means the meetings of the Council com-
mencing when the Council fir;t meets after being con-
btituted under this Order, or after its prorogation or
dissolution at any time, and terminating when the
Council is next prorogued or is dissolved without having
been prorogu d;
"sitting" means a period during which the Coun-
cil is sitt ng continuously without adjournment, and
includes any period during which the Council is in com-
"the Windward Islands" means the Colonies of
Grenada, Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia, and Dominica and
the Dependencies thereof,
(2) Where in this Order reference is made to any
officer by the term designating his office, such reference
shall be construed as a reference to the officer for the
time being lawfully discharging the functions of that
(3) For the purposes of this Order a person shall
not be considered to hold a public office by reason
only that he is in receipt oI a pension or other like
allowance in respect of service in any such office; and
B 8 1951 ORDER IN COUNCIL I, I. 1392
if it shall be declared by any law in force in Dominica
that an office shall not be a public office, for all or any
of the purposes of this Order, this Order shail have
effect accordingly as if that law were enacted herein.
(4) Save as in this Order otherwise provided, or
required by the context, the Interpretation Act, 1882(d),
shall apply for the interpretation of this Order as it
applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.
(5) References in this Order to His Majesty's
dominion shall have effect as if they included refer-
ences to all British protectorates and British protected
states and to a'l territories administered by the Govern-
ment of any part of His Majesty's dominicns under the
trusteeship system of the United Nations.
(6) This Order shall be construed-
(a) as if subsection (1) of Section (1) of the India
(Consequential Provision) Act, 1949(e;, applied
to it in the same way as that subsec i_)n applies
to laws in for.e on the date mention .ed in that
subsection ; and
(b) as if subsection (2) of Section 3 of ihe B itish
Nationality Act, 1948 (f) (as interpret-d by sub-
section (1) of Section 3 of the Irelanu Act, 1949)
(g), and subsection (2) of Section 3oi the Ireland
Act, 1949) (g), applied to it as those subsections
apply to Laws in force at the dates of the com-
mencement of those Acts respectively.
ShortTitle and 2.-- (1) This Order may be cited as the Dominica
commencement (Legislative Council) Order in Council, 1951. It shall
be published in the Gazette and, save as ot, erwise ex-
pressly provided in this Order, shall come into operation
on a day to be appointed by the Govei nor by Proclama-
tion in the Gazette.
(2) This Section shall come into operation forth-
Revocation 3. The Orders in Council specified in the first
column of the Schedule to this Order are hereby
revoked to the extent specified in the second column of
such Schedule, but without prejudice to anything law-
fully done thereunder.
Legislative 4. There shall be a Legislative Council in and for
council Dominica which shall consist of the Administrator, two
ex ogficio Members, three Nominated Members and
eight Elected Members,
1951 ORDER IN COUNCIL I. I 1392 B 9
(LEGISLATIVE i COUNCIL)
5. The ex officio Members of the Council shall be Ex Officio
the Crown Attorney and the Financial Secetary. Members
6.-(1) The Nominated Members of the Council
shall be persons qualified for appointment in accordance Membetrsd
witn the provisions of this Order, and shall be appointed
by the Governor by Instrument under the Public Seal.
(2) The Governor shall forthwith report to His
Majesty through a Secretary of State every appoint-
ment of any person to be a Nominated Member of the
7. The Elected Members of the Council shall be Elected
persons qualified for election in accordance with the Members
provisions of this Order and elected in the manner pro-
vided by, or in pursuance of. any law for the time being
in force in Dominica.
8 The Administrator may summon any person to
the Council notwithstanding that such person may not Sumoning of
be a Member of the Council, when. in the opinion of assist the
the Administrator, the business before the Council c"""o
renders the presence of such person desirable. Any
person so summoned shall be entitled to take part in the
proceedings of the Council relating to the matter in
respect of which he was summoned as if he were a
Member of the Council except that he shall not ha e
the right to \ote in in the Council.
9 Subject to the provisions of Section 10 of this
Order, any person who- Quafictions
(a) is a British subject of the age of twenty-one and Elected
years or upwards; and Membership.
(b) being a candidate for election as an Elected
Member, has resided in Dominica for a period
of twelve months immediately before the date
of his nomination for election, or is domiciled
in Dominica and is resident therein at the date
aforesaid ; and
(c) being a candidate for election as an Elected
Member, is able to speak and, unless incapaci.
tated by blindness or other physical cause, to
read the English language with a degree of
proficiency sufficient to enable him to take an
active part in the proceedings of the Council;
shall be qualified to be appointed as a Nominated Mem-
ber or to be elected as an Elected Member of the Coun-
cil, and no other person shall be qualified to be so
B 10 1951 ORDER IN COUNCIL I I. 1392
appointed or elected, or having been so appointed or
elected, shall sit or vote in the Council.
Disqualiia- 10. No person shall be qualified to be appointed as
Nominated and a Nominated Member or elected as an Elected Member
bEid Mem. of the Council or, having been so appointed or elected,
shall sit or vote in the Council, who at the time of
appointment or election-
(a) is, by virtue of his own act, under any acknow-
ledgment of allegiance, obedience or adherence
to a foreign Power or State ; or
(b) (i) in the case of an Nominated Member, holds
any public office; or
(ii) in the case of a Elected Member, holds,
or is acting in, any such office ; or
(c) is a minister of religion : or
(d) is an undischarged bankrupt, having been
adjudged or otherwise declared bankrupt under
any law in force in any part of His Majesty's
dominions ; or
(e) in the case of a Nominated Member, is a party
to, or a partner in a firm, or a director or
manager of a company which is a party to, any
contract with the Government of Dominica for
or on account of the public service and has not
disclosed to the Administrator the nature of such
contract and his interest, or the interest of such
firm or company, therein ; or
(ii) in the case of an Elected Member, is a
party to, or a partner in a firm, or a director
or manager of a company, which is a party to,
any contract with the Government of Dominica
for or an account of the public service, and has
not, within one month before the day of
election, published in the English language in
the Gazette and in a newspaper circulating
in the electoral district for which he is a candi-
date, a notice setting out the nature of such
contract, and his interest or the interest of
such firm or company, therein; or
(f) is a person adiudged to be of unsound mind or
detained as a criminal lunatic under any law
in force in Dominica; or
(g) has been sentenced by a Court in any part of
his Majesty's dominions to death, or to impri-
sonment (by whatever name called) for a term
91 QRDER IN_.CQ_ _IL. .I. I. 1392 B 11
exceeding twelve months, and has not either suf-
fered the punishment to which he was sentenced
or such other punishment as may have been sub-
stituted therefore by competent authority, or
received a free pardon; or
(h) is disqualified for membership of the Council
by any law for the time being in force in Dom-
inica relating to offences connected with
(i) in the case of an Elected Member. is disqualified
for election by any law for the time being in
force in Dominica by reason of his holding, or
acting in, any office the functions of which
(i) any responsibility for, or in connection
with, the conduct or any election ; or
(ii) any responsibility for the compilation or
revision of any electoral register.
11.-(1) Subject to the provisions of this Order, Tenureof ofiee
every Nominated Member of the Council shall hold his of nominated
seat their in during His Majesty's Pleasure Mnembetr
(2) Every Nominated or E'ected Member shall in
any case cease to be a Member at the next dissolution
of the Council after his appointment or election, or pre-
viously thereto if his seat shall become vacant under
the provisions of this Order.
(3) The seat of a Nominated or Elected Member of
the Council shall become vacant-
(a) upon his death ; or
lb) if he shall, by writing under his hand addressed
to the Administrator, resign his seat in the
(c) if he shall, without the leave of the Administra-
tor previously obtained, he absent from three
consecutive meetings of the Council; or
(d) if, being a Nominated Member, he is nominated
as a candidate in any election of an Elected
Member to the Council or, being an Elected
Member, is appointed as a Nominated Member
of the Council; or
(e) if he shall cease to be a British subject; or
or shall take any oath, or make any declaration
or acknowledgement, of allegiance, obedience
or adherence to any foreign Power or State; or
shall do, concur in or adopt any act done with
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the intention that he shall become a subject of
any foreign Power or State ; or
(f) if he shall become a party to any contract with
the Government of Dominica for or on account
of the public service or if any firm in which he
is a partner, or any company of which he is a
director or manager, shall become a party to
any such contract, or if he shall become a
partner in a firm, or a director or manager of a
company, which is a party to any such contract;
Provided that, if in the circumstances
it shall appear to him or them to be just so to
do, the Administrator may exempt any Nomi-
nated Member and the Council may exempt any
Elected Member from vacating his seat under
the provision of this paragraph, if such Mem-
ber shall, before becoming a party to such con.
tract as aforesaid, or before, or as soon as
practicable after becoming otherwise interest-
ed in such contract (whether as partner in a
firm cr director or manager of a company) dis-
close to the Administrator or to the Council, as
the case may be, the nature of such contract
and his interest or in the interest of any such
firm or company therein ; or
(g) if he shall be adjudged or otherwise declared
bankrupt under the law in force in any part of
His Majesty's dominions; or
(h) if he shall be sentenced by a Court in any part
of his Majesty's dominions to death or impri-
sonment (by whatever name called) for a term
exceeding twelve months; or
(i) if being an Elected Member, he shall be appoint-
ed to, or to act in, any public office; or
(j) if being a Nominated Member, he shall be ap-
pointed permanently to any such office ; or
(k) if he shall become subject to any of the dis-
qualifications specified in paragraphs (c), (t) or
(h) of Section 10 of this Order, or, in the case
of an Elected Member, if he shall become sub-
ject to the disqualification specified in para-
graph (z) of the said Section 10.
(4) If any Nominated Member of the Council shall
be appointed temporarily to, or to act in, any public
office he shall not sit or vote in the Council by virtue of
1951 ORDER IN COUNCIL I. I. 1392 B 13
his appointment as a Nominated Member so long as
he continues to ho'd, or act in, that office.
(5) Any person whose seat in the Council has
become vacant may, if qualified, again be appointed or
elected as a Member of the Council from time to time. Decision of
12.-(1) All questions which may arise as to the questions a to
right of any person to be or remain a Membeir of the rshi
Council, other than an Elected Member, shall be
referred to and determined by the Governor.
(2) All questions which may arise as to the right
of any person to be or remain :an Elected Member of
the Council shall be referred to and determined by the
Supreme Court in accordance with the provisions of any
law in force in Dominica.
13.- (1) Whenever the seat of a Nominated Mem- Filling of
ber of the Council becomes vacant the vacancy hall vacancies.
be filled by appointment by the Governor in accordance
with the provision of this Order.
(2) Whenever the seat of an Elected Member be-
comes vacant, the vacancy shall be filled by election in
accordance with Lhe provisions of this Order.
14.-(1) The Governor may, by Instrument under suspensionn and
the Public Seal, suspend any Nominated Member from 'inapacity of
the exercise of his functions as a Member of the Couucil. Mem.brs
Every such suspension shall be forthwith reported by the
Governor to His Majesty through a Secretary of State,
and shall remain in force until it shall be removed by:
the Governor by Instrument under the Public Seal or by
His Majesty through a Secretary of State, or the person.
suspended ceases to be a Member of the Council.
(2) The Governor may, by Inst ument under the
Public Seal, declare any Nominated Member to:be, by
reason of illness, incapable of discharging his functions
as a Member of the Council and thereupon such Mem-
ber shall not sit or v, te in the Council' until he is
declared, in manner aforesaiJ, agail t be capable of
discharging his said functions.
15.- (1) Whenever there shall be a vacancy in the Temporary
number of persons sitting as ex officio or Nominated Members
Members of the Council by reason of the fact that-
(a) an ex officio Member is administering the Gov-
ernment of Dominica; or.
(b) one person is lawfully discharging the functions
of the offices of Crown Attorney and Financial
Secretary ; or
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(c) no person is lawfully discharging the functions
of one of those offices ; or
(d) any such office has ceased to exist ; or
(e) a Nominated Member is suspended, as provided
in Section 14 of this Order, from the exercise
of his functions as a Member ; or
(f) a Nominated Member is declared lo be incapa-
ble, by reason of illness, as provided in Section
14 of this Order, of discharging his functions
as a Member; or
(g) an ex oficio or Nominated Member is absent
from Dominica; or
(h) the seat of a Nominated Member is vacant for
for any cause other than the dissolution of the
(i) a Nominated Member is appointed temporarily
to, or to act in, anY public office,
a person may be appointed by the Governor by Instru-
ment under the Public Seal as a temporary Member for
the period of such vacancy.
(2) If the vacancy is in the number of persons sit-
ting in the Council as ex oihcio Members, the person
appointed shall be a person holding office in the public
service, and if the vacancy is in the num.
ber of persons sitting in the Council as Nomiiated
Members, the person appointed shall be a person quali-
fied for appointment as a Nominated Member.
(3) If a person is appointed under the provisions of
this Section to be temporary Member, then, so long as
his appointment shall subsist, and subject to the provi-
sions of this section-
(a) in the case of a vacancy in the number of per-
sons sitting in the Council as cx oticio Mem-
bers, the provisions of this Order shall apply to
him as if he were an ex officio Member; and
(b) in the case of a vacancy in the number of per-
sons sitting in the Council as Nominated Mem-
bers, he shall be to all intents and purposes a
Nominated Member and the provisions of
Section 11 of this Order shall apply to him
and in a case coming within paragraph (a) of this sub-
section such person shall take precedence next after the
ex officio members mentioned in Section 5 of this Order,
and if there are two such persons they shall take prece-
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dence between themselves in such order as may be
appointed by the Governor.
(4) The Governor shall forthwith report every
appointment made under this Section to His Majesty
through a Secretary of State, and and such appointment
may (withont prejudice to anything done by virtue
thereof) be revoked by the Governor by Instrument
under the Public Seal.
(5) An appointment made under this Section shall
cease to have effect on notification by the Administrator
to the person appointed of revocation by the Governor,
or on supersession of the appointment by the definitive
appointment of a person to fill the vacancy, or when the Pro dence of
vacancy shall otherwise cease to exist. Members
16.--(1) After the Administrator, the Members of
the Council shall take precedence among themselves as
His Majesty may specially assign, and in default there-
of as follows :-
First, the ex offi-io Members in order in which they
are referred to in Section 5 of this Order ;
Secondly, the Nominated and Elected Members
according to the length of time during which they
have been continuously Members of the Council, Mem-
bers appointed or elected at the same time taking pre.
cedence among themselves-
(a) in the case of two or more Nominated Members
appointed by the same Instrument, in the order
in which they are named therein;
(b) in the case of two or more Elected Members not
having obtained the same number of votes,
according to the number of votes, obtained by
(c) in any other case, according to the alphabetical
order of their names.
(2) For the purposes of this Section-
(a) When the Council is dissolved, Members ap-
pointed to fill the vacancies caused thereby
shall be deemed to have been appointed, and
B 16 1951 ORFER IN COUNCIL I. I. 1392
Members elected at the ensuing elections shall
be deemed to have been elected, by virtue of
those elections, on the' date of the receipt by
the Administrator of the return of the first
writ at those elections ; and
(b) paragraph (a) of this subsection shall apply to
the Members appointed or elected to the Coun-
cil as first constituted under this Order as if
such appointments or elections were consequent
upon a dissolution of the Council; and
(c) in ascertaining the period during which a person
has continuously been a Nominated Member or
an Elected Member of the Council-
(i) no account shall be taken of any interval
between the vacation by that person of his
seat in the Council in consequence of a
dissolution of the Council and the date of
his re-appointment or re-election to fill a
a vacancy in the Council caused by that
(ii) if any person having been, for any period
immediately before the appointed day, a
Member of the Legislative Council consti-
tuted under the existing Orders, is appoint-
ed or elected as a Member by virtue of
the first appointments or elections to the
Council after the appointed day, he shall
be deemed to have been a Member of the
Council for that period, and no account
shall be taken of any interval between
the end of that period and the date
upon which he is first appointed or elected
to the Council, or of any interval in his
membership of the Legislative Council con-
stituted under the existing Orders between
a dissolution of that Council and his ap-
pointment or election to fill the vacancy
1951 ORDER IN COUNCIL I I. 1392 B 17
Legislation and Procedure of Legislature.
17. Subject to the provisions of this Order, it shall Per tomaae
be lawful for the Governor, with the advice and consent
of the Council, to make laws for the peace, order and
good government of Dominica.
18. Subject to the provisions of this Order, the Gov- 1oY1 ln true-
ernor and the Council shall, in the transaction of busi-
ness and making of laws, conform as nearly as may be
to the directions in that behalf from time to time con-
veyed to the Governor in any Instructions under His
Majesty's Sign Manual and Signet.
19.-(1) Subject to the provisions of this Order and Stand ingO
of any Instructions under His Majesty's Sign Manual
and Signet, the Council may from time to time make,
amend and revoke Standing Rules and Orders for the
regulation and orderly conduct of its own proceedings
and the despatch of business, to provide for the giving
of notice of the provisions of Bills and for the presenta-
tion thereof to the Governor for assent; but no such
Rules and Orders, or amendment or revocation thereof,
shall have effect until they shall have been approved by
(2) Until other provision is made under this Section,
the Standing Rules and.Orders of the Legislative Coun-
cil constituted under the existing Orders, as in force
immediately before the appointed day shall, in so far as
they are applicable and not inconsistent with the provi-
sions of this Order, be the Standing Rules and Orders
of the Council; and the said Standing Rules'and Orders
may he amended or revoked by Standing Rules and
Orders made under subsection (1) of this Section.
20.-(1) The Counci! shall- Deputy Presi-
(a) at its first sitting in every session; and dent
(b) at its first sitting after the occurrence of a vacan-
cy in the office of Deputy President; -
or as soon thereafter as may be convenient, elect a
Member from among the Nominated and Elected Mem-
bers to be Deputy President of the Council.
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(2) The Deputy President may, by writing under his
hand addressed to the Administrator, resign his office.
(3) A person shall vacate the office of Deputy Presi-
(a) upon ceasing to be a Member of the Council; or
(b) upon the termination of the session of the Coun-
cil in which he was elected to the office of Dep-
uty President; or
(r) upon receipt of his resignation thereof by the
(4) A person shall, if qualified, be eligible for re-elec-
tion to the office of Deputy President from time to time.
Presiding in 21. The Administrator, if present, shall preside at
the Council. meetings of the Council, and in his absence the Deputy
President, or in the absence of the Deputy Pres dent or
if no Deputy President has been elected, the Member
present who stands first in order of precedence shall
Governor's 22. The Governor shall have the right of addressing
dress Counci the Council at any time he shall think fit.
vacancies and 23.-(1 The Council shall not be disqualified for the
Quorum transaction of business by reason of any vacancy among
the Members; and any proceedings therein shall be va id
notwithstanding that some person who was not entitled
to do so sat or voted in the Council or otherwise took
part in the proceedings.
(2) No business except that of adjournment shall be
transacted if objection is taken by any Member present
that there are less than five members present besides
the Administrator or other Presiding Member.
Voting 24.-Subject to the provisions of Section 26 of this
Order, all questions proposed for decision in the Council
shall be determined by a majority of the votes of the
Members present and voting.
(2) The Administrator, or the Deputy President or
other Member when presiding, shall not have an origin-
al vote, but if upon any question the votes shall be
equally divided he shall have a casting vote.
(3) The votes of Members of the Council shall be
taken in the inverse order of their precedence.
Introduction of 25. Subject to the provisions of this Order and of the
ills etc Standing Rules and Orders of the Council, any Member
may introduce any Bill or propose any motion for debate
in, or may present any petition to, the Council, and the
same shall be debated and disposed of according to the
1951 ORDER IN COUNCIL I. I. 1392 B 19
Standing Rules and Orders:
Provided that, except with the recommendation or
consent of the Administrator signified thereto, the
Council shall not proceed upon any Bill, amendment,
motion or petition which, in the opinion of the Admin-
istrator or other Presiding Member, would--
(a) dispose of or charge any public revenue or public
funds of Dominica or revoke or alter any disposi-
tion thereof or charge thereon, or impose, alter
or repeal any rate, tax or duty; or
(b) suspend the Standing Rules and Orders of the
Council or any of them.!
26.-(1) If the Governor shall consider that it is ex- Gsoerno
(a) in the interests of public order, public faith or of
good government (which expressions shall, with-
out prejud ce to th-ir generality, include the res-
ponsibility of the Island as a component part of
the British Commonwealth of Nations,all matters
pertaining to the creation or abolition of any pub-
lic office or to the appointment, salary or other
conditions of service of any public officer): or
(b) in order to secure detailed control of the finances
of the Island during such time as, by virtue of
receipt of financial assistance by the island from
His Majesty's Exchequer for the purpose of bal-
ancing the annual budget or otherwise, such con-
trol rests with His Majesty's Government,
that any Bill introduced, or any motion proposed, in the
Council shall have effect, then, if the Council shall fail
to pass such Bill or motion within such time and in such
form as the Gove nor may think reason' le and E xpe-
dient, the Governor, at any time in his discretion, may,
notwithstanding any provisions of this Order or of any
Standing Rules and Orders of the Council, declare that
such Bill or motion shall have effect as if it had been
passed by the Council, either in the form in which it
was so introduced or proposed or with such amendments
as the Governor shall think fit which have been moved
or proposed in the Council or any Committee thereof ;
and thereupon the said Bill or motion shall have effect
as if it had been so passed, and, in the case of any such
Bill, the provisions of this Order relating to assent to
Bills and disallowance of Ordinances shall apply accord-
B 20 1951 ORDER IN COUNCIL I. I. 1392
(2) The Governor shall forthwith report to a Secre-
tary of State every case in which he shall make any
such declaration and the reasons therefore.
(3) If any Member of the Council objects to any de-
claration made under this Section, he may, within seven
days of the making thereof, submit to the Governor a
statement in writing of his reasons for so objecting,
and a copy of such statement shall, if furnished by
such Member, be forwarded by the Govern r as soon as
practicable to a Secretary of State.
(4) Any such declaration relating to a motion may
be revoked by a Secretary of State, and the Governor
shall cause notice of such revocation to.be published in
the Gazette; and from the date of such publication any
motion which shall have had effect by virtue of the
declaration revoked shall cease to have effect; and the
provisions of subsection (2) of Section 38 of the Inter-
pretation Act, 1889 (h), shall apply to such revocation as
they apply to the repeal of an Act of Parliament.
AssenttoBills 27. -(1) No Bill shall become a law until either the
Governor shall have assented thereto in His Majesty's
name and on His Majesty's behalf and shall have signed
the same in token of such assent, or His Majesty shall
have given His assent thereto through a Secretary of
Provided that. if the Governor is not present within
Dominica and if the Administrator is satisfied that cir-
cumstances require that a Bil (not being a Bi:l by
which any provision of this Order is revoked or amend-
ed or which is in any way repugnant to or inconsistent
with the p visions of this Order) shall become a law
without delay, the Administrator may, subject to the
provisions of any Instructions addressed to the Governor
under His Majesty's Sign Manual and Signet or through
a Secretary of State, assent thereto in His Majesty's
name and on His Majesty's behalf and shall sign the
same in token of such assent, and thereupon such Bill
shall become a law.
(2) When a Bill is presented to the Governor for his
assent, he shall, according to his discretion, but subject
to the provisions of this Order and of any Instructions
addressed to him under His Majesty's Sign Manual and
Signet or through a Secretary of State, declare that he
assents, or refuses his assent, thereto, or that he re-
serves the Bill for the signification of His Majesty's
151 ORDER IN COUNCIL 1. I. 1392 B 21
Provided that the Governor shall reserve fur the sig-
nification of His Majesty's pleasure any Bill by which
any provision of this Order is revoked or amended or
which is in any way repugnant to or inconsistent with
the provisions of this Order, unless he shall have been
authorised by a Secretary of State to assent thereto.
(3) A law assented to by the Governor or by the
Administrator shall come into operation on the date on
which such assent shall be given, unless it shall be
enacted, either in such law or in some other enactment
,including any enactment in force on the appointed
day), that it shall come into operation on some other
date, in which case it shall cL
(4) A Bill reserved for the significaiion of His Maj-
esty's pleasure shall become a law so soon as His Maj-
esty shall have given his assent thereto, through a Sec-
retary of .State, and the Governor or the Administrator
shall have signified such assent by Proclamation. Every
such law shall come into operation on the date of such
Proclamation, unless it hall be enacted, either in such
law or in some other enactment (including an enactment
in force on the appointed day) that it shall come into
operation on some other date, in which case it shall
come into operation on that date.
28.-(1) Any law to which the Governor or the Ad- Dis&Iiowance
ministrator shall have given his assent may be disallow- of Laws
ed by His Majesty through a Secretary of State.
(2) Whenever any law has been disallowed by His
Majesty, the Governor shall, as soon as practicable,
cause notice of such disallowance to be published in the
(3) Every law so disallowed shall cease to have effect
from the date of publication of such notice; and tlere-
upon any enactment repealed or amended by, or in pur-
suance of, the law disa lowed shall have effect as if such
law had not been made, and, subject thereto, the provi-
sions of subsection (2) of Section 38 of the Interpreta-
tion Act, 1889 (i), shall apply to such disallowance as
they apply to the repeal of an Act of Parliament.
29.-(]) Subject to the provisions of subsection (2)
of this Section, the sessions of tne Council shall be held c., of the
atsuch times and places as the Administrator shall from
time to time appoint by Proclamation.
B 22 1951 ORDER IN COUNCIL I. I. 1392
(2) The first session of the Council shall commence
within a period of six months from the appointed day,
and thereafter there shall be a session of the Council
once at least in every year, so that there shall not be an
interval of twelve months between the last sitting in
one session and the first sitting in the next session.
Prorogation 30.-- (1) The Governor may at any time, by Proclama-
tion, summon, prorogue or dissolve the Council.
(2) On dissolution, all Members shall vacate their
seats and the Council shall be reconstituted by election
and appointment in accordance with the provisions of
this Order at such time, within two months of every
dissolution, as the Administrator shall appoint by Pro-
Minutes (3) The Governor shall dissolve the Council at the ex-
piration of three years from the date of the receipt by
the Adm nistrator of the return of the first writ at the
last preceding general election, if it shall not have been
31.-(1) Minutes shall be kept of all the proceedings
of the Council, and at every meeting of the Counc 1 the
Minutes of the last preceding meeting shall be confirm-
ed with or without amendment as the case nay require,
before the Council proceeds to the despatch of any other
(2) Twice in each year the Governor shall ceuse a
full and exact copy of all the Minutes of the Council for
the preceding half year to be transmitted to His Majes-
ty through a Secretary of State.
Oath of 32. Except for the purpose of enabling this Section
Allegiance. to be complied with, no Member of the Council shall sit
or vote therein until he shall have taken and subscribed
before the Administrator, or some person authorised by
the Administrator in that behalf, the following oath:-
"I, A. B., do swear that I will be faithful and bear
true allegiance to His Majesty King George the Sixth,
His Heirs and Successors acco; ding to law. So help
Provided that every person authorised by law to make
an affirmation instead of taking an oath in legal proceed-
ings may make such affirmation in like terms instead of
taking the said oath.
(i) 52 & 53 Vict. c. 63.
1951 ORDER IN COUNCIL 1. I. 1392 B 23
33.-(1) Subject to the provisions of this Order, pro- Wsaintol
vision may from time to time be made, by or in pursu-
ance of any law enacted under this Order, for the elec-
tion of Elected Members of the Council including (with-
out prejudice to he generality of the foregoing power)
the following matters, that is to say:-
(a) the qualifications and disqualifications of electors:
(b) the registration of electors;
(c) the ascertainment of qualifications of electors and
of candidates for election:
(d) the division of the Island into electoral districts
for the purpose of elections; and the division of
electoral districts into polling divisions;
(e) he holding of eleci ions; k (1
(f) the de ermination of all questions which may
arise as to the right of any person to be or remain
an Elected Member of the Council;
(g) the definition and trial of offences relating to
elections and the imposition of penalties therefore.
including disqualification for membership of the
Council, or for registration as an elector. or for
voting at elections, of any person concerned in
any such offence;
(h) t e disqualitic .tion for election as Members of
the Council of persons holding, or acting in, any
office the functions of which involve any respon-
sibility for, or in connection with, the conduct of
any election or the compilation or revision of any
(2) The provision for the election of Elected Members
of the Council made under and by virtue of the Domin.
ica (Legislative Council) (Electoral Provisions) Order in
Council, 195L (ji, shall be deemed to have been made
under and by virtue of the provisions of subsection (1)
of this Section.
34 -(1) Any person who-- Ieay nlra-
(a) having being elected or appointed a Member of sittingor:
the Council. but not having been at tne time of votinB
such election or appointment qualified to be so
elected or appointed, shall sit or vote in the
(j) S I. 1951 No. 330.
B 24 1951 OR ER IN COUNCIL I. I. 1392
(b) shall sit or vote in the Council after his seat there-
in has become vacant or he has become disquali-
fied from sitting or voting therein, knowing, or
having reasonable grounds for knowing, that he
was not so qualified, or that his seat has become
vacant or that he has become disqualified, as the
case may be, shall be liable to a penalty not ex-
ceeding ninety-six dollars for every day upon
which he so sits or votes.
(2) The said penalty shall be recoverable by action in
the Supreme Court at the suit of the Crowni Attorney.
35--(1) If any difficulty shall arise in bringing into
ifRemovti operation any of the provisions of this Order or in giv-
ing effect to the purposes thereof, a Secretar, of -tate
may, by Order, make such provision as seems ro be nec-
essary or expedient for the purpose of removing the
difficulty and may by such Order amend or add to any
provision of this Order;
Provided that no Order shall be made under this Sec-
tion later than the first day of January. 195;.
(2) Any Order made under this Section may be
amended, added to, or revoked by a further Order, and
may be given retrospective effect to a day not earlier
than the date of this Order.
(3) This Section shall come into operation forthwith.
36.--(1) His Majesty hereby reserves to Himself, His
reserved to Heirs, and Successors, power, with the advice of His or
is Majesty. Their Privy Council, to revoke, add to or amend this
(2) Nothing in this Order shall affect the powers of
His Majesty in Council to make laws from time to time
for the peace, order and good government of Dominica.
ORDER IN COUNCIL I. I. 1392 B 25
The Dominica Order in Council
SThe definitions in subsection (1) of Sect ion
4, except the definitions of "Governor"
and "Governor in Council".
The words "and Legislative" and the
letter 's' in the word "Councils" in the
title of Part II
The words "during His Majesty's pleasure
and subject thereto" in subsection (1)
of Section 5.
The title "Part III." "Legislation and
Procedure in the Legislative Council "
30,31,32,33,34,35,44 and 47.
The Dominica Order in Council, The whole Order.
The Dominica (Legislative The whole Order.
Council-Extension of Dura-
tion) Order in Council, 1950
(k) S R & O. 1939 (No. 1896) p. 658 (1) S.1 1949 (No. 1840) p. 4740.
(m) S.I. 1950 (No. 525) II, p. 1520.
(This Note is not part of the Order, but is intended
to indicate its general purport.)
This Order in Council provides for the establishment
of a new Legislative Council which will legislate for the
Colony of Dominica. It consists of the Administrator,
as President, two ex-ofthcio Members, three Nominated
Members and eight Elected Members.
Printed at the Bulletin Office, Roseau, by G. ALPHONSUS JAMES.
DOMINICA (LEGISLATIVE COUN-
CIL) ORDER IN COUNCIL.
STATUTORY RULES & ORDERS NO 32 OF 1951
BY His Excellency SIR ROBERT DUNCAN HARRIS
ARUNDELL, Knight Commander of the Most
Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and
Saint George, Officer of the Most Excellent
Order of the British Empire, Governor and
Commander in-Chief of the Windward
Islands, &c., &c., &c.
R. D. H. ARUNDELL,
[Gazetted 3rd September, 1951.]
WHEREAS by section 2 of the Dominica (Legisla-
tive Council) Order in Council, 1951, it is provided that
the said Order shall come into operation on a day to be
appointed by the Governor by Proclamation :
I DO THEREFORE proclaim and notify that the
said Order shall commence and come into operation on
the twenty-ninth day of September One thousand nine
hundred and fifty-one.
GIVEN under my hand at Government House
in the Colony of Dominica this 1st day of
September One thousand nine hundred and
fifty one and in the Fifteenth Year of the
reign of His Majesty KING GEORGE
GOD SAVE THE KING.I
Printed at the Bulletin Office, Roseau, by G. ALPHONSUS JAMES,
Minutes of Meeting inane
AT a meeting of the Finance Committee held at 10.45 a.m. on
Wednesday, the 15th November, 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,
Mrs. ELMA NAPIER,
G. AUSTIN WINSTON,
C.J. L. DUPIGNY,
S J.O. AIRD.
., H. D. SHILLINGFORD C.B E.
The Honourable C. A. H. DUPIGNY,
ST. M. BERTRAND.
Confirmation of Minutes.
The minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, the 1st
November, 1950, were read and confirmed.
Training of Colonial Nurses in the United Kingdom.
The Committee agreed in principle to the adoption of the in-
creased allowance rate of 35 to student nurses studying in the
United Kingdom who may receive allowances from Government
funds of this Colony as from the 1st April, 1950.
Clerical Staff of Attorney Generals' Office.
A minute from the Attorney General requesting an additional
Class III Clerk for his office and the upgrading of the post of the
Class II Clerk to that of a Class I Clerk was approved by the Com-
mittee and it was agreed that this Colony should meet its share of
the increased cost.
The Committee approved of Supplementary Votes to meet ex-
penditure under the following heads:-
Head Sub-Head Amount
E. 21 Prisons Visit of Superintendent
Prisons, Grenada $250.00
E. 10 Electricity 7. Rent of Office 105.00
S6. Purchase of Meters 308.00
9. Running and Maintenance of Lorry 215.00
(Compensatory savings quoted)
E. 20 Post Office 10. Overtime 650.00
/ --7 /.
Public Works Department.
Mr. Winston complained of the laissez faire attitude of the
Public Works Department and mentioned that wood was rotting
away at the back of the Court House. He asked whether His
Honour had received an explanation about the truck which had
remained on the Grand Bay road for weeks.
His Honour explained that the steering column of the truck
had broken and it was not possible to move the truck until a new
column had been installed and unfortunately there were none in
Mr. Winston contended that there must have been some other
method of getting the truck into town and said that the explana-
tion was most unconvincing.
(Honourable C.A.H. Dupigny came in and took his seat.)
Eastern Caribbean Library Scheme.
Windward Islands Dominica Despatch No. 61 of the 18th Sep-
tember, 1950, from the Secretary of State on the question of the
East Caribbean Library Scheme was considered.
The Committee gave the assurance that the Colony would pro-
vide the funds required to maintain a library service from March
1953 onwards, and if necessary, the funds would be pr, vided with
the assistance of grant-in-aid or Colonial Development and Wel-
(Mr. Bertrand came in and took his seat.)
Orangization & Methods Survey.
The Committee agreed to the scheme for an Organization and
Methods Survey of the Civil Service of Dominica as outlined in
His Excellency's Circular No. 106 of the 10th October, 1950
Mr. Winston wished to record his opposition to the scheme.
Revision of Emoluments of Administr ators
His Honour retired from the meeting during the consideration
of this item on the Agenda.
The Honourable C.A. Harney, Crown Attorney, took the Chair.
A memorandum containing proposals for revising the emolu-
ments of the Administrator, Dominica, which had previously been
circulated to members was considered.
The Committee were agreed that the emoluments of the Ad-
ministrator should be increased but were doubtful that the pro-
posals gave any appreciable increase.
After deliberation, the committee declined to accept the pro.
posal on the ground that the figures were misleading.
They were also opposed in principle to the payment of rent
for "Government House" by Administrators.
The Committee recommended that the emoluments of the Ad-
ministrator should be increased as fellows :-
Salary .. .. 1,250
Duty Allowance .. 300
Remaining conditions to be as before.
At Mr. Winston's suggestion, the Committee agreed that His
Excellency the Governor be informed that this Committee is of
opinion that immediate measures should be taken to expedite the
revision of salaries of other Government Officials before the
Organization and Methods Survey.
Rosaau Town Council.
The Report on the financial position of the Roseau Town Coun-
cil, prepared by the Financial and Economic Adviser was put be-
fore members for consideration.
It was decided to await the comments and proposal's of the
Reseau Town Council on the report before the Committee took
action in the matter.
Mr. C.A.H. Dupigny informed members that the proposals
would be submitted as soon after the 1st December as possible,
when the new Council would take over.
The Senior Medical Officer was called to the meeting.
The proposed plan for the extension of the Roseau Hospital
was discussed in detail, the Sen:or Medical Officer clarifying vari-
ous points. The plan would provide between 34-36 additional
Mr. Winston asked that it be made clear that the private wards
should not be used solely as "private wards" but that they should
be used when necessary as public wards.
The Senior Medical Officer assured Mr Winston that such was
the practice at the moment.
The Committee agreed to the amendments to the plan as sug-
gested by the Senior Medical Officer and the Director of Works and
asked that the Executive Architect be requested to start work on
it as early as possible.
His Honour explained to the Committee that it had not been
possible to prepare a comprehensive scheme to take the place of
Scheme No. D. 155 at its expiry and further delay was entailed in
getting Scheme No. D. 1137 approved by the Secretary of State.
In spite of the strongest representations on the part of the Gov-
ernor, the Secretary of State had refused to approve of Scheme
D. 1137 retrospectively, but as it was not possible to allow the
forestry service to run down during the interregnum, certain
monies were expended which the respective colonies would have
to bear proportionately.
The Committee approved the charging of $2,862.15 of the ex-
penditure to local fnnds.
Scott's Head School.
The Committee agreed that Government school meet half of
the cost of constructing the Scott's Head Primary School and sug-
gested that the Roman Catholic authorities be requested to under-
take the construction.
Temporary School at Loubiere.
His Honour informed members that the owners of the build-
ing at Loubiere, which had boen suggested as suitable for a tem-
porary school building, had been approached and they were asking
$45.00 per month as rental.
It was the opinion of the Committee that the rental was too
Mr. C.A. H. Dupigny told His Honour that his request was for
an all-age school at Loubiere and pointed out the necessity for it
Mr Simmonds, Public Works Department.
Mr. Winston enquired whether a rumour about town that the
services of Mr. Simmonds, Assistant Engineer of the Public Works
Department had been terminated, was correct and, if so, what
arrangements had been made to replace him.
His Honour informed members that Mr. Simmo.nds' contract
had beed closed in accordance with the terms of his c ntract as it
was felt that somebody older and with more experience was re-
quired for the post. No arrangements had so far been made to
Legislative Council of Trinidad and Tob:go.
His Honour read a letter from the Speaker of th Legislative
Council of Trinidad and Tobago transmitting a resolution passed
at a sitting of the Council on Friday the 27th October, 1950, the
text of which read as follows :
That Mr. Speaker be requested to convey to the Legisla-
tive Council of Dominica the appreciation and thanks of
this Council for their good wishes on the occasion of the
first sitting of the Legislative Council of Trinidad and
Tobago under the new Constitution."
Electric Light Plant for Portsmouth.
Mr. Bertrand asked what the position was with regard to the
Electric Light Plant for the Portsmouth Hospital.
His Honour informed members that the plant had been or"
dered and he would find out when delivery was expected.
The Committee then adjourned, sine die.
D. K. BURTON,
Clerk of Council.
Confirmed this 13th day of December, 1950.
E. P. ARROWSMITH.