Do min ic a.
SROSEAU, MDb b bAY, NOMBori1 11.
ROSEAU, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1951.
Administriato 's Office
3rd October, 1951
The Windward Islands Royal Instiuc-
tions, 1951, are published for general
information, with this issue of the Gazette.
12th November, 1951.
THE 'Minutes of a Meeting of the
Finance Committee held on Wednesday,
29th August, 1951, is published with this
issue of the Official Gazette for general
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE
WINDWARD ISLANDS AND
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in
pursuance of Rules made by the Chief
Justice under Section 16 of the Leeward
Islands and Windward Islands (Courts)
Ofder in Council, 1939, The Houourable
Puisne Judge assigned to the Dominica Cir-
cuit has appointed Tuesday the 27th day of
November, 1951, at the hour of ten o'clock
in the forenoon and subsequent days for
the sitting of the Court in its Criminal
Jurisdiction at the Court House at Roseau
within the Dominica Circuit.
Dated the 7th day of November, 1951.
T. A.' BOYD,
Registrar of the Supreme Court
of the Windward Islands
and Leeward Islands
31Y T 7 2 9D minica)
ENTRANCE TO THE DOMINICA
ALL prospective Students seeking entry
to the Dominica Grammar School in Janu-
ary 1952 will beexpected to sitan entrance
examination to be held on the School
premises on Monday, December 10th and
on Tuesday December llth. Only those
Students who are able to fulfil the entrance
requirements will ne admitted. Students
of advanced ages will be expected to reach
a sufficiently high standard to enable
them to enter the upper forms. Birth
Certificates should be submitted on the
first morning of the examination.
VICTOR A A. ARCHER,
THE ROSEAU TOWN COUNCIL
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS)
Office of the Roseau Town Council,
1st May, 1950.
At a meeting of the Roseau Town Coun-
cil held this day. the e were present: --
Hon. C A. H. Dupigny, Chairman
Hon: A. D. Boyd.
Dr. R. F. Amour,
Mr. J.W.A. Osborne,
Mr. L K.C. Royer
Absent:-Hon Austin Winston,
Lt. Col. E.R Rowbotham,
Mr. J H.C. Grell,
Accounts and Pay Lists passed by the
Finance Committee for payment amount.
ing to $2551,72 were laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. lboyd, seconded by
Mr. Osborne, it was resolved that the
expenditure of the sum of $2551.72 for
the Services of the Council during the
month of March, be sanctioned.
The Statement of the Town Fund for
the month of March .was read showing a
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1951
credit balance of $918.49 on the31st March,
[See Appendix ]
(Mr. Winston came in and took his seat.)
Mr. Winston stated that he thought the
monthly expenditure was on the increase
and wanted to know when would the
Estimates for the year be placed before
The Chairman informed the meeting
that it had been been decided to consider
the Estimates for 1950 in May. but
since the Economic Adviser to the
Governor cannot come until June it is
advisable that the matter be deferred un-
til his arrival
It was decided sometime ago that Taxes
be increased. Any increase of Land and
House and Municipal Taxes would just
probably balance the Council's Budget
and leave nothing for improvements-
That was his reason for opposing any in-
crease of Land and House and Municipal
Taxes at the present time but thought
that some other tax which would bring in
more money and less burdensome on the
taxpayers should be introduced.
He had taken the Town Clerk to see the
drains in Queen Mary Street near the Paz
Factory. It was in a state of disrepair
and filthy. Funds were needed to recon-
struct the drains and he had asked the
Town Clark to prepare an estimate of
what this work would cost.
Funds were needed for this and many
more other requirements of the Town
other than the bare scavenging.
It was suggested that Government
should make grant to the Town Council
for Scheme approved of by Finance Com-
mittee of the Legislative Council. This
in his opinion would virtually convert the
Town Council into a Government Depart-
ment. The Town Council since 1896 had
given excellent service to the Community
and had got into fluancial difficulties
through no fault of its own. He definitely
would not recommend acceptance of this
suggestion. What the Town Council
wanted was additional power to raise its
According to the Estimates prepared by
the Town Clerk a deficit of over $18000.00
is anticipated. This included upkeep of
tue Fire Brigade, grant to the infirmary
and Burial of Paupers which the Govern-
ment proposed to take over.
Everything was at a standstill until the
Economic Adviser arrived.
Mr. Boyd stated that there were several
ways in which the deficit could be met
either by direct or indirect taxation or by
a grant by Government to the Municipality.
But all these things must be based on
sound economic principles with which an
export would be thoroughly conversant.
He would advise Government accordingly.
He did not think Mr. Me. Leod Smith
would dictate what to do before studying
the facts and submitting his recommenda-
tions based on these facts.
The question was whether the Council
would wait until this report was submitted
or proceed with the estimates right away.
Dr. Armour stated that he was one of
those who favoured increased taxation
but he had reconsidered this and was now
opposed to any increase as he thought the
people of Roseau were sufficiently taxed.
He personally paid taxes in the neighbour-
hood of L12,) per annum.
There was no harm in ihe Government
giving a grant to assist the Council.
A letter dated 19th April, 1950 from the
Director of Works was read informing
the Council tnat Mr. Gordon Construction,
al Engineer was due to arrive in Dominica
to plan the Goodwill Water Supply and
asking if the Council wished to meet Mr.
Gordon he would be grateful to be in-
The Chairman stated he had replied to
the Director's letter informing him that
the Council would be pleased to meet Mr.
Gordon as soon as he had some informa-
tion relating to tue Rtoseau Water Supply
to impart to the Council
A letter No. M.D. 257/50 of the 19th
April. 1950(from the Senior Medical Officer
recommending the application of Mrs.
A C. Allen to construct a Septic Tank on
her premises in Victoria Street, reporting
against the application of Mr. A. Karam
to construct a Septic Tank on his premises
in Bath Road on the grounds that owing
to th low level of the site there was no
possibility of satisfactory disposal of the
effluent and recommending a latrine of
the "pail" type. He expressed a desire
to discuss with the Chairman, the Colonial
Development Corporation's application to
construct a Cesspool on the Goodwill
It was resolved that Mrs Allen's appli-
cation be granted, Mr. Karam's refused
and Colonial Development Corporation's
granted subject to approval of Medical
Officer of Health.
The following applications under the
By-Law approved of by the Central
Authority, were granted.
Ellen Vidal to remove a house in Victo-
ria Street, Rose Ernest to remove a house
in Back Street, Latrine accommodation to
be provided in both cases. Florestine
John Baptiste to remove a house from
Church Street to Queen Mary Street and
to add a Verandah 5ft wide in front of
Permission was granted on condition
that a house now in the yard be removed
and latrine accommodation provided.
*J.W.A. Osborne to erect a two-storied
house in Victoria Street.
Est. Mary Birmingham-To erect a
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1951. 216
Verandah 5ft wide to a house in Queen
Mildred Toulon-To erect a Kitchen in
Queen Mary Street.
Ruth Nicholas-To erect an extension
lift 6ins by 6ft instead ot loft by 8ft
Delia Richards-To extent a house 14ft
by 8ft in Hillsborough Street.
The dimensions applied for by Muriel
Guye to extend a house in Victoria Street
not complying with the provisions of the
Buildings By-Law, it was resolved that it
be referred back to the applicant for
Applications of Catherine Daly. Vic
Vanterpool, James Smith, Mrs. Johnson
John Baptiste and Fannie Bernard for
remission of Municipal Tax due by them
for the current year were read.
It was resolved that the applications be
Application of Revd. Davison for remis-
sion of Municipal Tax on the premises
occupied by the Wesley High School was
read and granted.
A letter was read from Mrs. Margaret
Burton informing the Council that owing
to her financial position the tax on her
property had been reduced by 25% by the
Tnat her financial position had not
improved and asking that she be granted
the same concession this year.
It was resolved ttat the application be
The Council rose.
Confirmed this 23rd day of August. 1950.
CLIFION A.H. DUPIGNY,
Roseau Town Council
STATEMENT OF RECEIPTOaAND EXPENDITURE OF THE ROSEAU TOWN COUNCIL
FOR JUNE, 1950.
Inland Revenue Clerl
Registrar & Marshal
Office of the Roseau Town Council.
21st June, 1950.
At a meeting of the Roseau Town Coun-
cil held this day, there were present: --
Hon. C. A. H. Dupigny. Chairman,
Lt. Col E. R Rowbotham,
Mr. J. H. C. Grell,
Mr. J W A. Osborne.
Mr. L. F. C. Royer,
Absent:- Hon Austin Winston
Dr. R. F. Armour,
Hon. A D. Boyd,
Minutes of a meeting of the Ccuncil
held on the 18th January, 1950 were read
Minutes of a meeting held on the 22nd
February, 1950 wc-..e read.
(Dr. Armour came in and took his seat)
It was resolved that the minutes be
Minutes of a meeting held on the 15th
March, 1950 were read.
(Mr. Wins on came in during the read-
ing of the minutes and took his seat.
It was resolved that the minutes be
Mr. Royer b ought to the notice of the
Council that recently two steps had been
erected on the sidewalk in Queen Mary
Street without the permission of the
Council. That sometime ago it was decid-
ed that a notice be published in the press
to wurn the public against committing
breaches of the Buildings By-Law and
195# f byments
J vnc. 2. Py Chairman's Orders
(Sgd ) A. D. IBOYD,--Actg. Financial Secretary.
8th July. 1950
the notice had not been published neither
had the Constables reported the erection
1f these steps othev wise the Tovn Clerk
would have known about them.
The Town Clerk was reminded to have
the notice published and to instruct
ihe Sanitary Inspectors to report to him
daily all structures neing erected in their
Accounts and Pay Lists passed by the
Finance Committee for payment during
the month of April amounting to $2642 75
and $4032.74 for the month of May, were
laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Royer. seconded by
Mr. Winston. it was resolved that the
expendit._re of th
the Serviaes of the Council during the
months of April and May bo sanctioned.
The Statement of the Town Fund for
the months of April and May were read
showing credit balances of $4169.55 and
$2089 25 respectively at the end of the
months of April and May. (See Appen-
The Town Clerk's report was read.
Of the matters reported upon by the
Town Clerk the following decisions were
(1) That licences be issued to any
applicant complying with the provisions
of the Porter's & Waterman's By-Law.
(2) That the question of issuance of
Medical Certificates free of charge to
June 1. To
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1951.
Bakers and Assistants be enquired into
by the Chairman and necessary action
(3) That Messrs Merryweather &Sons'
account for Fire Hose amounting to 281.
17. 6d to be paid when the hose arrived
in the Colony.
On the question of the increase of
labourers wages. Mr. Winston moved that
labourers employed by the Roseau Town
Council be paid at the same rate and from
the date as was paid by the Public Works
Dr. Armour seconded the motion.
Mr Osborne moved, as an amendment,
that labourers be paid at the same rate as
the Public Works Department and in
view of the finances of the Council that
the increase be paid as from the 19th
Mr. Grell seco-ded the amendment.
The amendment was put to the Vote
and carried, Members voting as follows:--
Ayes:-Mr. Royer, Mr. Grell and Mr
Noes:--Mr. Winston, Col. Rowbotharn
and Dr, Armour.
Their being an equality of Vote, the
Chairman gave his casting Vote to the
The Chief Sanitary Inspector's and
Meat Inspector's Reports for the months
of April and May were read.
The Chairman stated that he had been
informed that Acting Firman Tavernier
had been dismissed by the Foreman Fire
Brigade with his, the Chairman's know-
ledge. He strongly deprecated such
action and informed the Town Clerk that
in future no Officer of the Council was to
be suspended or dismissed without his
A letter dated 13th June, 1950 from the
Acting Superintendent Fire Brigade
reporting Acting Fireman Tavernier for
striking Senior Fireman Alien a severe
blow on the face whilst Allen was on duty
in the Station informing the Council that
owing to his previous convictions and so
as to main order and discipline in the Fire
Station he had dismissed Acting Fireman
It was resolved that Acting Fireman
Tavernier be considered suspended pend-
ing an investigation of the charge brought
against him by the Acting Superintendent.
Terminal Reports of Holders of Town
Council Scholarships at the Grammar
School were laid on the table.
Applications from Ina Sorhaindo by her
Agent J. G. Henry and Josephine Robinson
to connect their respective premises in
Church Street and Upper Lane with the
Water Service of the Town were read.
It was resolved that the applications be
granted and the properties assessed for
Water Rate according to their assessed
A letter dated 13th May, 1950 from Mrs.
Lucille Astaphan for Florrie Jolly was
read applying for permission to connect
her premises in Bath Road to the Water
and Sewerage Works of the Town.
It was resolved that the application be
granted and the propert- assessed for
Water Rate according to its assessed
Applications from Rose Ernest, Mary
Kelshall and Frederick Williams for remis-
sion of arrears of Municipal Tax due by
them for the current year was read
It was resolved that the applications be
A letter No P.W/W I from the Dir .c-
tor of Works was read informing the
Council that there was a balance on the
Roseau Anti-Water-Waste Campaign
Scheme of $811231 From the balance
he ordered an Exhaler Valve which he
hoped would materially improve the pre-
sent water position. This would cost in
the neighbou-nood of $90 00.
That it had been rightly stressed at a
previous meeting that some effort should
be made to examine the existing system
of mains in Roseau to ascertain where the
water which was undoubtedly entering
the mains was go'ng. Some efforts had
been made to do this but owing to the
absence of equipment the results were
inconclusive He would recommend that
three portable meters be bought by which
he consumption in tha various main
could be readily measured. 'Ihese three
meters would cost about $1350.00.
He would be grateful for the Council's
It was resolved that the Director of
Works be informed that the Council was
agreeable to his suggestion.
A letter dated 5th May, l151) from the
Director of Works informing the Council
that a Board of Survey had recommended
that the Vehicle which was lent to the
Council sometime ago for towing the
trailer pumps be offered to the Council
for sale at a nominal figure. He would be
grateful to know if the Council wished t0
avail itself of the offer and how much it
would be prepared to par.
That at the time of the loan some tyres
and tubes were also issued to the Council
on loan. After all this time he could no
longer take them b ick as new and asking
to be paid for them The price was $168.30.
It was resolved that the Director of
Works be offered a nominal figure of $50.00
for the Truck and that the tyres and tubes
be paid for
A letter dated llth May, 1950 from J.G
Henry for Aurelia Isaac, Julia Fuastin and
M Albert was read drawing the attention
of the Council to the fact that when its
employees were laying drains in Field
Lane, the drains were laid lower than the
side with result that rain water had been
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY NOVEMBER 12, 1951.
couring the earth and the foundation of
their houses were threatened, and asking
that something be done to the sidewalk to
protect the houses from further damage
It was resolved thatthe necessary repairs
to the sidewalk be carried out.
A letter dated 16th May, 1950 from Mr.
A. C. Winston was read asking that the
!sidewalk in fr nt of his house be repaired
as it was dangerous t.o pedestrians.
It was resolved that the sidewalk be
A letter dated i6th May, 1950 from P.A.
Charles was read informing the Council
tnat he had paid $36 00 instead of $9 00
Taxes on his premises in Cork Street
That being unable to procure the neces-
sary materials, the hou e was incomplete
and uninhabitable and asking that the
amount paid in excess he paid to him and
he be allowed to pay as heretofore until
the house was completed.
It was resolves that the application be
A letter Ref. C.H A /,.A of the 1st
June. 1950 from th? Secretary Central-
Housing Authority was read informing
the Counci tnat the Central Authority had
approved with the provision- stated in Li,
et ter the following applications:
Iz')d Me Coy To extend a two storied
house in Gork Street.
L. R,,ck-To extend a house in Hillsbor-
Evie Thomas-To extend a house in Old
Lictina Lee-To extend a house in New
J. C.Jacobs--To erect a verandah in
front of the 2nd storey of his house in
STATEMENTS OFk EECEI1 S AND EXPENDITURE CF THE ROSFAU 2OWN COUNCIL
1FOR THE MONTti OF APRIL. 1950.
.April 1 To Balance 918. 49 April 6 By Chairman's Orders 2f42. 55
Inland Revenue Clerk .5344 80 30 By Balanoe 4169. 35
Ilegistrate & Marshal
Magistrate Dist. "E"
$68 i2. 10
(Sgd.) A ). BOYD,
Ag. Finocitl Itouanrial.
STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURE OF THE ROSEAU TOWN COUNCIL
May 1. To Balance. $4169 35 May 5. Bv Chairman's Orders $4034. 78
Inland Revenue Clerk 1488. 48 31. Balance 2089. 25
Registrar & Marshal 16. 86
Magistrate Dist "E." 26. 40
Town Clerk 422. 90
(Sgd ) A D. BOYD
Agd. f'.inuncial Secr tary
6th June, 1950.
Minella Andre -To erect a Kitchen in
Augustine De Freitas-To raise a one
storied house to two stories and to erec- a
verandah 5ft in front and an addition 21 ft
by 1 ltt to the back of tlhe house
Muriel Guye--To extend a hcuse in Vic-
Eloisia .Joseph To remove a house in
Victoria streett .
tnyvidia Merril-To remove a house 16ft by
10ft from Victoria Street to Bath iRoad.
Osca-r Franeis--To remove a house in
'yril )avid To erect a house 12ft by
2?ft in Eliot Avenue.
Margaret IJoyd--To erect a Kitchen in
The following had not been granted: -
Victor 'rancis--'o erect a temporarY
structure in a residential area.
Ada Allen--'o remove a house in New
Herbert. Meulon--'o extend a house in
It was resolved that the application ap_
prove 1 of by the Central Authority be
A memorandum from the Examiner of
Accounts forwarding a copy of a minute
-addressed by him to Iteads of Department
suggesting methods of control over expen
diture on upkeep of Motor Vehicles kept
by thes- Departments was read.
It was resolved that the suggestion ba
The Chairman adjourned the meeting to
a date 1e to fixed by him to consider the
Estimates for 1950.
Cohfirmed this23rd .day of August, 1950.
CLiFTON A.H. DUPIGNY.
Roseau Town Council.
COLONY OF DOMINICA.-STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES AS AT 28TH FEBRUARY, 1951.
SPECIAL FUNDS: $ c.
Savings Bank ... ... ... ... ... ... 388,262 10
Depreciation Fund Electric Light Plant... ... 15,268 94
Development & Welfare Schemes
unspent advances ... ... ... ... 279,445 07
Deposits ... ... ... ... ... .
Bills drawn on Crown Agents
$ 816,842 81
Sub Accountants ...
Imprest ..... ......
Crown Agents (current ) ... ...
Joint Colonial Fund ... ......
Advances ... ... ... ...
On behalf of Savings Bank ... ...
On behalf of Electric Light Depreciation Fund...
GENERAL REVENUE BALANCE:
Deficit at 1st January, 1951 ... ...
Add Deficit at 28th February, 1951 ...
NOTE 1. The above statement is exclusive of the Public Debt which was $110,400.00 at 31st January, 1951. The Sinking Fund in respect of this Debt amounted to
$32,139.88 at the same date.
E. W. BUTLER,
W. H. SWEETING,
5th September, 1951.
... ... ... ...
... ... ... ..
S 15,268 94
METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER kEPT AT BOTANIC GABRENs, DOMINICA.
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86 78 80 76 73
88 78 80 1,6 65
87 77 80 72 69
8 7 78 81 80 69
85 76 0 80 76
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84 8 A
Thermometer Redvucd to s'2 FhJ Rainfll for the Rainfall for the
and Sea Ledl. Rair.fal. Ycar 1H51. Year 1950
Sax'm. Miu'm 9 a m. 3 p m.
lx'm. Mi'm 9 a m. Mths. Ins. Pts Mths. Ins. Pts.
89 72 9.9f 2 9 89 .17 Jnruary 5.9G J;niuary 9.87
89 74 29 92 ,9.83 (0 l'elbvary 2.92 February 3.59
89 74 29.91 29.85 .' 0 Murch 1. 88 March 3.75
89 74 29 94 29.88 .(3 April :. 84 Afril 1.89
86 74 29.89 19 87 .(0 I Yay 13. (i May 10 37
74 29.89 .10 Jule 10 54 June 12. 64
.9 July 8 3, July 10. 10
79 74 30.10 29.50 1 91 Augvst 1]. 381 August 8. 18
87 74 ;30.02 29.94 .15 Fe pttr.ber 9,. (9 September 4. 90
S7 73 30.(G0 29 90 .I9 Oct(bet 4. 80 October 14. 14
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88 72 29 .5 29.90 .6* 71 511 79. 33
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89 72 -29 08 :9 83 .01 Tues. 23id Oct.e 1951 Ihunder.
88 73 41 9 0 9 83 .04
89 3 299 99 "9 3 .(*0
89 '13 '9 89 29 t3 .C0
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86 1 9 29 0 2!".86 .,0
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88 74 29 89 .9.84 CO
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86 75 29.6 29.89 .4
SALE OF PROPERTIES FOR THE RECOVERY OF TAXES .
PROVOST MARSHAL'S OFFICE,
12tr Ot ; 1951
TAKE NOTICE that the following properties were bought in by the
Government on the 21st September, 1950, for default in payment of Land
and House Tax, 1949, if not redeemed on or before the 22nd day of Norem-
ber, 1951, will be put up for sale by Public Auction on the day and place
hereinafter mentioned and Certificates of Purchase will be issued immediately:
1 house, Pottersville
1 house, 1 out house,
1 house, Queen Street
1 house, 1 lot, 1 out house,
1 lot, Hillsboro Street
1 house, New Street
1 house, 1 out house, Queen St.
1 house, 1 lot, 1 out house,
1 lot, High Street
1 house, Bath Road
1 house, Bath Road
1 house, Upper Lane
1 house, Bath Road
1 lot, River Street
1 house, Grandby Street
1 house, 1 lot, Queen Street
at 11 a.m.
Reason why Sold.
For default in payment
of Land & HouseTax,
L. P. Daniel
M. J. Lundy
Est. Charles Lundy
The above Sale will commence
at 11 o'clock in
the forenoon and will be
subject to the conditions contained in the "Collection of Taxes Act. 1888."
Printed at the BULLETIN OFFICE, Roseau, by G. A. JAMEs-By Authority
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1951.
INSTRUCTIONS passed under the Royal Sign Manual
and Signet to the Governor and Commander-in-
Chief of ihe Windward Islands.
Dated 10th August, 1951. GEORGE1 R.
INSTRUCTIONS to Our Governor and Commander-in-
Chief in and over the Windward Islands or other
Officer for the time being administering the Govern-
ment of the said Islands.
Whereas by the Windward Islands Letters Patent,
1951 (hereinafter called "the Letters Patent"), We
have ordered and declared that there shall be a Governor
and Commander-in-Chief in an over the Windward
And Whereas We have thereby authorised, empow-
ered and commanded the Governor to do and execute
all things that be'ong to his Office in accordance with
such Instructions as may from time to time be given to
him by Us under Our Sign Manual and Signet :
And Whereas certain Instructions under Our Sign
Manual and Signet were issued to the Governor on the
ninth day of April, 1924 ; and whereas such Instructions
were amended by Additional Instructions issued on the
thirteenth day of November, 1936, the twenty-eighth
day of December, 1939, and the eleventh day of May,
And Whereas We are minded to substitute fresh
Instructions for the aforesaid Instructions and Addi-
tional Instructions (hereinafter together called the
existing Instructions ") :
Now, therefore, as from the commencement of the l1evocation
Letters Patent, We do hereby revoke the existing In- on e istinz
structions, but without prejudice to anything lawfully instructions
done thereunder, and instead thereof We do hereby
direct and enjoin and declare Our will and pleasure as
1. The Governor may, whenever he thinks fit, Governor to
require any person in tne public service to take the sadmnister
Oath of Allegiance in the form set out in the Third
Schedule to the Letters Patent, together with such
other oath or oaths as may from time to time be pre-
scribed by any laws in force in the Islands. The Gov-
ernor shall administer such oaths or cause them to be
administered by some public officer.
Seat of 2. The Governor shall ordinarily reside in the
Island of Grenada, except when the interests of Our
service appear to him to require his presence in a,'y
other of the Islands.
visit each 3. Once at least in every year, at such time of the
Island other year as shall be found most convenient, the Governor
nada every shall visit each of the Islands, other than Grenada,
year remaining in each of the Islands during such a period
as he may deem expedient in the interests of Our service.
Powers of 4. The powers and authorities belonging to the
tors. Office of Gcvernor shall, in respect of the administra-
tion of the Government of each of the islands, be exer-
cised by the admini-trator, subject to and in accordance
with these Our Instructions and any general and special
instructions which the Governor may from time think
fit to give him for his guidance, and, in the case of a
person appointed as Administrator by the Governor,
subject to and in accordance with the terms of his
tors to 5. Every Administrator shall correspond with the
correspond Governor on all subjects connected with his office, and
ernor and shall transmit to him all official reports and information
conform to touching the same, and shall apply to the Governor for
his instruc- all such instructions as he may require for his guidance
in the discharge of his office, and shall conform to and
obey all such lawful instructions as the Governor shall
address to him :
Provided that an Administrator shall be permitted
to correspond direct with Us through a Secretary of
State on matters which require no direction on policy
or other action by the Governor.
Desatches, 6. The Governor shall transmit to Us, through a
Administra- Secretary of State by the first convenient opportunity,
ors to be copies of all important despatches, reports and commu-
by Governor nications received by him from each Administrator, and
of all similar communications and of all instructions ad-
dressed by him to each Administrator.
Administra- 7. If in any em rgency it is nece sary that in-
tos mruc- structions should be obtained from Us without delay, an
tions direct Administrator may apply to Us, through a Secretary of
from Secre- State, for instructions in the matter ; but in every such
tary of State
in urgent case the Administrator shall forthwith transmit to the
cases Governor a copy of every despatch or communication
which he has so addressed to Us.
8.--(1) Whenever there is a subsisting appointment Instructions
of a Deputy to the Governor under the Letters Patent, observed by
these Instructions, so far as they apply to any matter Deputy
or thing to be done, or any powers or functions to be
exercised or performed, by such Deputy, shall be
deemed to be addressed to, and shall be observed by,
(2) Any such Deputy may, if he thinks fit, apply
to Us through a Secretary of State for instructions in
any matter ; but he shall forthwith transmit to the
Governor a copy of every despatch or other communi-
cation so addressed to Us.
,.-(1) fhe Executive Council of each of the Members of
Islands shall consist of the following :- Council
(i) T&o, or, if the governor r is present in the Exe-
cutive Council, three ex o I cio Members ;
(ii) One Member, being a person holding a public
office in the Island, appointed as provided in
Clause 11 of these Instructians who shall be
styled the Official Member ;
(iii) One Member. being a Nominated Member of
the Legislative Council of the Island, appointed
as provided in Clause 11 of these Instructions,
who shall be styled the Nominated Member;
(iv) Three Members, being Elected Members of the
Legislative Council of the Island, elected as
provided in Clause 12 of these Instructions,
who shall be styled Elected Members.
10. The ex-odicio Members shall be :-
(i) the Administrator. if the Governor is present in
the Executive Council ; and
(ii) ji the case of Grenada, the Attorney-General,
and, in the case of Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia
an Dominica, the Crown Attorney ; and
(iii) in the case of Grenada, Saint Vincent and
Saint Lucia. the Treasurer, and, in the case of
Dominica, the Financial Secretary.
11.--(1) The Official Members and the Nominated Appointment
Members shall be appointed by the Governor by Instru- of Nomina-
ment under the Public Seal of the Island concerned. ted Mcmbers
(2) The Governor shall forthwith report to Us Members
through a Secretary of State every appointment made
under paragraph (1) of this Clause.
lecio of 12.-(1) At the first meeting of the Legislative
Members Council of an Island after the commencement of the
Legislative Council Order in Council constituting that
Council, and thereafter at the first meeting after every
dissolution thereof, or as soon as convenient after such
meeting, the Legislative Council shall elect from among
its Elected Members, three Members to serve as Elect-
ed Members of the Executive Council of that Island.
(2) Whenever the seat of an Elected Member of
an Executive C ,uncil becomes vacant from any cause
other than the dissolution of the Legislative Council of
that Island, the Legislative Council shall, as soon as
convenient, in like manner elect a Member to fill the
Tenure of 13-(1) Subject to the provisions of these Our
Office Instructions, the Official Members and tne Nominated
Members shall hold their seats in the Executive Councils
during Our pleasure.
(2) The seat of the Official Member of an Executive
Council shall become vacant-
(a) upon his death; or
(b) if he shall, by writing under his hand addressed
to the Governor, resign his seat in the Execu.
Council, and if his resignation shall be accepted
by the Governor ; or
(c) if he shall be absent from the Island withoflt
written permission from the Governor ; or
(d) if he shall cease to hold a public office in the
(3) If the Nominated Member of an Executive
Council shall be disqualified from sitting or voting in
the Legislative Council of that island by reason of the
fact that he is appointed temporarily to, or to act in,
any public office as that expression is defined in the
Legislative Council Order in Council constituting that
Council, he shall not sit in the Executive Council by
virtue of his appointment as the Nominated Member so
long as he shall be so disqualified from sitting or voting
in the Legislative Council.
(4) The seat of the Nominated Member or of an
Elected Member of an Executive Council shall become
(a) if he shall cease to be a Member of the Legis-
lative Council of that Island:
Provided that, if he shall ce ,se to be a Member
of the Legislative Ccuncil by reason of a. diss lu-
thereof, he snall not on that account vacate his
seat in the Executive Council until the first meet-
ing of the Legislative Council after such dissolu-
(b) if he shall, by writing under his hand addressed
to the Governor, resign his seat in the Executi- e
(c) if he.shall be absent from the Island without
written permission from the Governor.
(5) The Legislative Council of an Island may, by
resolution, in favour of which there are cast the votes
of not less than two-thirds of all the Members of that
Council, revoke the election to the Executive Council of
that Island of any Elected Member thereof, and, upon
the passing of such resolution, the seat of such Member
in that Executive < ouncil shall become vacant.
(6) Any person vacating a seat as an Official,
Nominated or Eketed Member may, if qualified, be
again appointed or elected from time to time.
14.-(1) (a) The Governor may, by an Instrument Suspensiontf
under the Public Seal of an Island, suspend the Official N, inated
Member or the Nominated Member from the exercise Member
of his functions as a Member of the Executive Council
of that Island ; and while such suspension is in force
the person suspended shall not sit in, or take part in
the proceedings of, the Execu-tixe Council.
(b) Every su-h suspension shall forthwith be
reported by the Governor to Us through a Secretary of
State, and shall remain in force unless and until it shall
be removed by the Governor by an Instrument under
the said ISeal, or by Us, through a Secretary of State,
or .the person suspended ceases, to be a Member of the
Executive Cou ;cil.
(2) The Governor may, by Instrument under the
Public Seal of an Island, declare the Official Memb r,
the Nominated Member or an Elected Member to be,
by reason of illness, temporarily incapable of discharg-
ing his functions as a Member of the Executive Council
of the Island ; and thereupon such Member shall not
sit in, or take part in the proceedings of, the Executive
Council until he is declared in manner aforesaid again to
be capable of discharging his said functions.
Temporary 15.-(1) Whenever there shall be a vacancy in the
Members number of persons sitting as Members in the Executive
Council of an Island by reason of the fact that
(a) an ex-oti'cio Member is administering the Gov-
ernment of the Windward Islands; or
(b) one person is lawfully discharging the functions
of more than one of the offices ihe holders of
which are specified in Clause 10 of these In-
structions ; or
(c) no person is lawfully discharging the functions
of one of those offices ; or
(d) the Official Member or the Nominated Memlor
is suspended from the exercise of his functions
as a Member under paragraph (1) of Clause 14
of these Instructions ; or
(e) the seat of the Official Member or the Nomina-
ted Member is vacant for any cause ; or
(I) a Member is declared by the Governor under
paragraph (2) of Clause 14 of these Instructions
to be, by reason of illness, temporarily incapa-
ble of discharging his functions as a Member ; or
(g) a Member is absent from the Island ; or
(h) the Nominated Momber is temporarily dis-
qualified from sitting in the Council by reason
of the provisions of paragraph (3) of Clause 13
of these Instructions ;
a person may be appointed or elected a temporary Mem-
ber for the period of such vacancy.
(2) The said person-
(a) in the case of a vacancy in the number of per-
sons sitting in the Executive Council as c..-ofiii,
Members, shall be a public, officer and shall be
appointed by the Governor by an Instrument
under the Public Seal of the Island ;
(b) in the case of a vacancy in respect of the person'
sitting in the Executive Council as Official
Member, shall be qualified for appointment as
Official Member, and shall be appointed by the
Gdvernor by'an Instrument under the Public
Seal of the Island ;
(c) in the case of a vacancy in respect of the per-
son sitting in the Executive Council as the
Nominated Member, shall be qualified for
appointment as Nominated Member, and shall
be appointed by the Governor by an Instru-
ment under the Public Seal of the Island ; and
(d) in the case of a vacancy in the number of
persons sitting in the Executive Council as
Elected Members, be elected by the Legislative
Council of that Island from among the Elected
(3) Every person so appointed or elected shall, as
long as his appointment or election shall subsist, be
to all intents and purposes-
-(a) 4n the case of a vacancy in the number of per-
sons sitting in the Executive Council as ex-
officio Members, an ex otficio Member;
(b' in the case of a vacancy in respect of the person
sitting in the Executive C uncil as Official
Member, the Official Member:
(") in the case of a vacancy in respect of the person
sitting in the Executive Council as Nominated
Member, th Nominated Member; and
(d) in the case of a vacancy in the number of per-
sons sitting in the Executive Council as Elected
Memb rs, an Eleeted Member ;
and, subject to the provisions of this Clause, the provi-
si )ns of Clauses 13 and 14 of these Oar Instructions shall
(4) (a) The Governor shall forthwith report every
appointment made by him under this Clause to Us
through a Secretary of State, and every person so
appointed shall hold his appointment during Our pleasure.
(b) Any such appointment may be revoked by
the Governor by an Instrument under the Public Seal
of the Island.
(5) An appointment by the Governor made
under this Clause shall cease to have effect on notifica-
tion by tne Governor to the person appointed of its
revocaton by him, and any appointment or election
made under this Clause shall cease to have effect on its
supersession by the definitive appointment or election,
as the case may be, of a person to fill the vacancy, or
when the vacancy shall otherwise cease to exist.
16.-(1) The Members of an Executive i:ouncil shall Precedence
have seniority and precedence as We may specially of Members
assign and, in default thereof, as follows :-
First, the'ea-oyicio Members, in the order in which
they are referred to in Clause 10 of these
Secondly, Members temporarily appointed under
Clause 15 of these Instructions to fill a vacancy
in the number of persons sitting in the Execu-
tive Council as ex-offirio Members, in such order
as the Governor may assign ;
Thirdly, the Official Member ;
Fourthly, the Nominated Member and the Elected
Members according to the length of time for
which they have been continuously Mem-
bers of the Executive Council, Members who
have been continuously Members for the same
length of time taking precedence according to
the alphabetical order of their names.
(2) In ascertaining, for the purposes of paragraph
(1) of this Clause, the length of time for which any
person shall have been continuously a Member of an
(a) no account shall be taken of any interval
between the vacation by that person of his seat
in that Executive Counci; in consequence of a
dissolution of the Legisl tive Council of the
Island and the date of his election or appoint-
ment to fill a vac ney in that I executive Couiw
cil caused by that dissolt tion ; and
(b) if ary person, having been for any period im-
mediately before the date upon which the Exe-
cutive Councils established for the Islands by
the Letters Patent of 1936 cease to exist, a
Member of the Executive Council of an Island
becomes a Member of the Executive Council
of tnat Island as first elected and appointed
under these Ins'ructions, he shall be deemed to
have been a Member of that Executive C, uncil
during that period ; and no account shall be
be taken of any interval between the end of
that period and the date upon which, such per-
son is first elected or appointed as a Member
of that Execu ive Council under these Instruc-
summoning 17. Whenever upon any special occasion the Gov-
of person to ernor or an Administrator d, sires to '.btain the advice
Council or any person in an Island touching Our affairs therein
he may, in writing, summon such person to the Execu-
tive Council of that Island for such special occasion.
Governor to 18. The Governor shall forthwith communicate to
communicate the Administrators and to the Executive Councils these
Instructions Our instructions and likewise all such others as he shall
tratrs and from time to time find convenient for Our service to
Executive impart to them.
19.-(1) The Executive Councils shall not be sum- Summoning
moned except by the authority of the Governor or of and Quorum
(2) No business except that of adjournment shall
be transacted if objections is taken by any Member pre-
sent that there are less than two Members present be-
sides the Governor or the Administrator or other Mem-
20.-(1) The Gove-nor shall, so far as he considers Presiding in
it to be necessary for the exercise of his powers and Executive
the performance of his duties, attend the meetings of Councsl
the Executive Council of the Island in which he is, from
time to time, present; and, whenever he shall so
attend, be shall preside.
(2) Every Admini-trator shall, so far as is prac-
ticable, attend at all the meetings of the Executive
Council of the Island of which he is Administrator ; and,
whenever he shall so attend in the absence of the Gov-
ernor. he shall preside.
(3) In the absence of both the Governor and the Ad-
ministrator, such Member as the Governor may appoint,
or, in default of such appointment or in the absence of
any Member so appointed, the senior Member of the
Executive Council actually present shall preside.
21.- (1) In the exercise of his powers and the per- Governor
formance of his duties the Governor shall, subject to and Admin-
t e provision of paragraph (3) of this Clause- istrators to
(a) in cases relating exclusively to one Island only conut Exe-
or to some of the Islands only, consult with the cils
Executive Council of that Island or the Execu-
tive Councils of those Islands, as the case may
(b) in all other cases, consult with the Executive
Councils of all the Islands ;
Provided that where the Governor cannot con-
veniently consult with the Executive Council
of an Island in person on any matter, he shall
authorise and Instruct the Administrator of
that Island to consult with the Executive Council
thereof on such matter on his behalf ; and the
Administrator, having done so, shall forthwith
communicate the advice of the Council, together
with any r commendations the Administrator
may think fit to m,;ke, to the Governor.
(2) In the exercise of his powers and the perform-
ance of his duties the Administrator of each of the
Islands shall, subject to the provisions of paragraph (3)
of this Clause, consult with the Executive Council of
(3) The Governor or an Administrator, as the case
may be, shall not be obliged to consult with the Execu-
tive Council or Councils concerned in any case-
a) which is of such a nature that, in his judge-
ment, Our service would sustain material harm
by such consultation; or
(b) in which the matters to be decided are, in his
judgment, to unimportant to warrant such con-
sultation ; or
(c) in which the matters to be decided are, in his
judgment, too urgent to admit of such consulta-
tion by the time within which it may be neces-
sary for him to act.
In every case falling within sub-paragraph (c) of
this paragraph the Governor or Administrator, as the
case may be, shall, as soon as is practicable, communi-
cate to the Executive Council or Councils concerned the
measures which he shall have taken together with the
Governor 22. The Governor and the Administrators shall
d atAdrin- alone be entitled to submit questions to the Executive
alone Councils for their advice or decision ; but if the Gov-
to propose ernor or Administrator declines to submit any question
questions, to any Council when requested in writing by any Meem-
ber thereof so to do, it shall be competent to such Mem-
ber to require that there be recorded upon the Minutes
his written application together with the answer re-
turned by the Governor or Administrator thereto.
Governor 23.-(') The Governor or an Administrator may
or adminis- act in opposition to the advice given to him by the
act may Members of an Executive Council if he shall in any case
opposition to consider it right to do so : bt if in anly case the Gov-
Executive ernor or Administrator shall so act, the Governor shall,
Councils at the first convenient opportunity, report the matter
to Us through a Secretary of State with the reasons
for such action, and when an Administrator so acts he
shall report the matter to the Governor, at the first con-
venient opportunity, with the reasons for his action.
(2) Whenever the Governor or an Administrator
shall so act against the advice of an Executive Council
any Member of such Executive Council may require
that there be recorded upon the Minutes any advice or
opinion which he may give upon the question at issue
and the reasons therefore.
Minutes. 24.- (1) Minutes shall be kept of all the proceedings
of the said Executive Councils; and at every meeting
of each Council the Minutes of the last proceeding meet-
ing shall be confirmed with or without amendment, as
the case may require, before the Council proceeds to
the despatch of any other business.
(2) Twice in each year a full and exact copy of all
the said Minutes for the preceding half year shall be
transmit to Us through a Secretary of State.
25. In the making of laws the Governor and the Res fe r e
Legislative ( ouncils shall observe, as far as practicable, ,f laws.
the following Rules.:-
(a) All laws shall be styled "Ordinances ", and the
words of enactment shall be "enacted by the
Legislature of (the Island in which the Ordi-
nance is passed)".
(b) All Ordinances shall be distinguished by titles,
and shall be divided into successive sections
consecutively numbered, and to every such
section there shall be annexed in the margin
a short summary of its contents
(c) The Ordinances of each year shall be distin-
guished by consecutive numbers, commencing
in each year with the number one. Ordinances
passed by the Legislative Councils and assented
to by the Governor or, in cases to which the
proviso to Clause 28 of these Instructions
applies by an Administrator, shall be dated as
of the day on which such assent is given, but,
whatever that day may be, shall be numbered
as of the year in which they are passed.
Ordinances reserved by the Governor for the
signification of Our pleasure shall be dated as
of the day and numbered as of tr:e year on and
in which they become law.
(d) Matters having no proper relation to each other
shall not be provided for by the same Ordi-
nance; no Ordinance shall contain anything
foreign to what the title of the Ordinance im-
ports; and no provision having indefinite
duration shall be included in any Ordinance
expressed to have limited duration.
26.-(1) The Governor shall not, without having Cer ain Bills
previously obtained Our Instructions through a Secre- nt edto
tary of State, assent to any Bill within any of the with ut
following classes, unless such Bill shall contain a clause Instructions.
suspending the operation thereof until the signification
of Our pleasure thereon, that is to say :-
(a) any Bill for the divorce of married persons;
(b) any Bill whereby any grant of land or money
or other donation may be made to himself or
to an Administrator;
(c) any Bill affecting the currency of any of the
Islands or relating to the issue of bank notes;
(d) any Bill establishing any banking association,
or amending or altering the constitution,
powers, or privileges of any banking association;
(e). any Bill imposing differential duties ;
(f) any Bill, the provisions of which shall appear
to him inconsistent with obligations imposed
upon Us by Treaty;
(g) any Bill affecting the discipline or control of
Our Forces by land or sea or air;
(h) any Bill of an extraordinary nature and im-
portance whereby Our prerogative, or the rights
or property of Our subjects not residing in the
Windward Islands, or the trade or trans-
port or communications of any part of Our
dominions may be prejudiced;
(i) any Bill wherby persons of any racial or reli-
gious community are made liable to any disabi-
lities or restrictions to which persons of other
such communities are not also made liable, or
are granted advantages which are not enjoyed
by persons of other such communities;
(j) any Bill containing provisions to which Our
assent has been once refused, or which have
been disallowed by Us:
Provided that the Governor may, without such In-
structions as aforesaid and although th.e Bill contains
no such clause as aforesaid, assent in Our name to any
Bill falling within any of the classes described in this
Clause (except a Bill the provisions of which appear to
him to be inconsistent with any obligations imposed up-
on Us by Treaty), if he shall have satisfied himself that
an urgent necessity exists requiring that the Bill be
brought into immediate operation; but in any such case
he shall forthwith transmit to Us the Bill to which he
shall have assented together with his reasons for so as-
(2) Notwithstanding that the requirements of the
proviso to Clause 28 of these Instructions are satisfied,
an Administrator shall n'.t assent to any Bill within any
of the classes mentioned in paragraph (1) of this Clause.
Private Bills 27.--(1) Every Bill, not being a Government mea-
sure, intended to affect or benefit some particular per-
son, association, or corporate body, shall contain a sec-
tion saving the rights of Us, Our Heirs and Successors,
all bodies politic and corporate, and all others, except
such as are mentioned in the Bill and those claiming by,
from or under them.
(2) No such Bill shall be introduced into the Legis-
lative Council of any of the Islands until due notice has
been given by not less than three successive publica-
tions of the Bill in the Government or Official Gazette
of the Island to which it relates; and the Governor shall
not assent thereto in Our Name unless it has been so
published. A certificate under the hand of the Gover-
nor signifying that such publication has been made
shall be transmitted to Us with the Bill or Ordinance.
28. Every Bill passed in any of the Islands shall be Assent to
presented to the Governor for his assent on Our behalf,
if he be present within such Island, or, if he be absent
therefrom, shall be transmitted to him by the Adminis-
Provided that if the Governor is not present within
an Island in which a Bill has been passed and if the
Administrator of such Island is satisfied that circum-
stances require that the Bill should become law without
delay, he may, on Our behalf, assent to such Bill if
previously authorised by the Governor so to do; and pro-
vided further that if in any case of great urgency he is
satisfied that time does not permit of such authority
being obtained, the Administrator may, on Our behalf,
assent to the Bill without such authority; but in any
such case he shall forthwith transmit to the Governor a
copy of the Bill to which he shall have assented togeth-
er with a statement of his reasons for soassenting.
29. When any Ordinance shall have been passed in Ordinances
any of the islands, the Governor shall forthwith trans- to be sent
mit to Us, through a Secretary of State, for the signifi- aulhendti
cation of Our pleasure, a transcript in duplicate of the cated
Ordinance, duly authenticated under the Public Seal of
the island and by his own signature, together with an
explanation of the reasons and occasion for the enact-
ment of the Ordinance.
30. As soon as practicable after the commencement Ordinances
of each year the Governor shall cause a complete collec- to be pub-
tion of all Ordinances enacted in each of the Islands lished
during the proceeding year to.be published for general
31.-(1) Before disposing of any vacant or waste Pisposition
lands to Us belonging in any of the Islands, the Gov- of Crown
ernor shall cause the same to be surveyed, and such re-
servations to be made thereout as he may think neces-
sary for any public purpose.
(2) Neither the Governor nor an Administrator
shall, either directly or indirectly, purchase for himself
any land or building to Us belonging in the Windward
Islands without Our special permission given through a
Secretary of State.
32. Every appointment by the Governor of any per- oint- be
son to any office or employment shall, unless otherwise du-ing plea-
provided by law, be expressed to be during pleasure only sure.
33. The Governor is, to the utmost of his power, to Governor to
promote religion and education in the Windward Islands. rii and
34.-(1) Whenever any offender shall have been Reulation
condemned by the sentence of any civil Court in any of of power of
the Islands to suffer death, the Governor, or in his ab- pardon in
sence the Administrator, shall call upon the Judge who capital cases
presided at the trial to make to him a written report of
the case of such offender, and shall cause such report
to be taken into consideration at a meeting of the Exe-
cutive Council of the Island in which the trial was held,
and he may cause that Judge to be specially summoned
to attend at such meeting and to produce his notes there-
at. If the Governor is absent from such meeting the
Administrator shall, immediately thereafter, transmit
to the Governor the report of the Judge on the case, to-
gether with a copy of the Minutes of the meeting, and,
where production of the notes of the Judge was requir-
ed, such notes, or a certified copy thereof.
(2) The Governor shall not pardon or reprieve any
such offender unless it shall appear to the Governor ex-
pedient so to do, upon receiving the advice thereon of
the Executive Council of the Island in whicn the trial
was held, or upon receiving the report of the Judge and
the copy of the Minutes of the meeting of that Execu-
tive Council as aforesaid; but in all such cases the Gov-
ernor is to decide either to extend or to withhold a par-
don or reprieve according to hie own deliberate judg-
ment, whether the Members of that Executive Council
concur therein or otherwise; causing, nevertheless, to
be entered on the Minutes of that Executive Council a
statement of his reasons at length, in case he should
decide any such question in opposition to the judgment
of the majority of the Members thereof.
35. Except in circumstances in which he is not re-
Governor's guarded as absent from the Windward islands for the
purposes of Article 8 of the Letters Patent. the Gover-
nor shall not quit the Windward Islands without having
first obtained leave from Us for so doing through a Se-
cretary of State.
36.---(1) The Administrator of any of the Islands
Absence of shall not absent himself from such Island without hav-
sdminstra- ing first obtained leave from the Governor.
(2) The Governor shall report all such absences as
they occur to Us through a Secretary of State.
Interpreta- 37.-(1) In these Instructions, unless the context
tion. otherwise requires--
"Administrator" means the Administrator of any
one of the Islands, and includes any person for the
time being acting as Administrator;
"the Letters Patent of 1936" means the Letters
Patent passed under the Great Seal of the Realm con-
stituting the Office of Governor and Commander-in-
Chief of the Windward Islands and dated the thirteenth
day of November, 1936, as amended by Letters Patent
dated the twenty-eighth day of December, 1939, and
the eleventh day of May, 1945;
"the Governor' means the Governor and Comman-
der-in-Chief of the Windward Islands, and includes the
officer for the time being administering the Government
of the Windward Islands and, to the extent to which a
Deputy for the Governor is authorised to act, that I e-
"Legislative Council" means the Legislative Coun-
cil constituted by virtue of the Grenada (Legislative
Council) Order in Council, 1951, the Saint Vincent (Le-
gislative Council) Order in Council, 1951. the Saint Lu-
cia (Legislative Council) Order in Council, 1951, or the
Dominica (Legislative Council) Order in Council, 195,
as the case may be, or by any Order or Orders from
time to time amending or replacing the same;
"Legislative Council Order in Council" means one
of the four Orders in Council mentioned in the defini-
tion of the expression "Legislative Council" or any Or-
der or orders from time to time amending or replacing
"public office" means any office of emolument in
the public service;
"public officer" means the holder of any public
office and includes any person appointed to act in any
"the public service" means the service of the Crown
in respect of the government of the Windward Islands
or of any of the Islands;
"the Windward Islands" and "the Islands" mean
the Colonies of Grenada, Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia
and Dominica and the respective Dependencies thereof,
and "Island" means one of such Colonies and the De-
pendencies of that Colony.
(2) Reference in these instructions to Our domin-
ions shall have effect as if it included a reference to all
British protectorates and British protected states and
to all territories administered by the Government of any
part of Our dominions under the trusteeship system of
the United Nations.
(3) For the purposes of these Instructions, any re-
ference to any public officer by the term designating
his office means the person for the time being lawfully
discharging the functions of that office.
(4) The several Islands adjacent to and usually ad-
ministered by the Governments of the Islands of Grena-
da, Saint Vincent, or Saint Lucia. as the case may be,
sha'l, for the purposes of these Instructions, be c-nsi-
dered as Dependencies of such respective Islands.
5 53 Vict. (5) Save as in these Instructions otherwise provi-
S ded or required by the context, the Interpretation Act,
1889, shall apply for the interpretation of these Instruc-
tions as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of
Given at our Court at St. James's this tenth day of
August, 1951, in the Fifteenth year of Our Reign.
Minutes of Meeting of Finance
AT a meeting of Finance Committee held at 10.45 a.m. on
Wednesday, the 29th of August, 1951, in the Administrator's Office.
His Excellency R.D.H. ARUNDELL, K.C.M.G., O.B.E.,
His Honour E.P. ARROWSMITH, C.M.G., Administrator,
The Honourable E.L. ST. BERNARD, Ag.Crown Attorney,
,, W. H. SWEETING, Financial Secretary,
,, C. A. H. DUPIGNY,
,, ,, ARTHUR PEMBERTON,
,, ,,. Mrs. ELMA NAPIER,
,, T. M. BERTRAND,
S C. J. L. DUPIGNY,
,, J. 0. AIRD.
S H. D. SHILLINGFORD, C.B E.
The Honourable G. AUSTIN WINSTON.
Confirmation of Minutes.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 8th August, 1951, were
read and confirmed.
(The Financial and Economic Adviser was called to the
Industrialisation in the Windward Islands.
The Preliminary Report on the scope for Industrial Develop-
ment in the Windward Islands by Mr. Roskill, which had been
previously circulated, was discussed.
Mr. Shillingford said that the report held out poor hopes for
this Colony. On the question of the retention of the services of
Mr. Roskill's firm, he asked whether the Trade Commissioners
could not provide such service.
The Financial and Economic Adviser explained the type of in-
formation which would be required, such as detailed marketing
analyses, and said that a Trade Commissioner Service could not
be expected to supply such information. He pointed out that the
amount of 250 would not be a fixed commitment to each Colony.
The Committee agreed to vote the sum of 250 towards the
retention of the services of the firm of Mr. Roskill on condition
that the Colony would pay in proportion to the service rendered
by the firm. .
Cost of Living Allowance.
The report of the cost of living allowances committee, which
had been circulated, was put before members for their approval.
In the course of discussion it was brought out that Dominica
was unique in that it was the only Colony in the Windward Islands
in which the cost of locally produced articles had risen higher than
that of imported articles.
The Committee agreed to an increase of 100% in Cost of Liv-
ing Allowance for Civil Servants and Pensioners with effect from
1st January, 1951.
Mr. Shillingford and Mrs. Napier, supported by the other
members, observed that the pauper rate of 1/6 was much too low
and asked for an assurance that the matter would be gone into
with a view to increasing the rate, as early as possible.
His Excellency and His Honour were in sympathy and agreed
that the matter would be gone into with a view to increasing the
rate. They pointed out, however, that the rate could never be in-
creased sufficiently to enable a pauper to live off Pauper Relief.
Members fully appreciated this point.
Oils and FaLs Conference.
The recommendations of the fifth Oils and Fats Conference
held in Barbados from the 13th to the 15th of August were consi-
The Committee agreed to the recommendations of the Con.
Roseau Town Council.
Mr. Dupigny said that he understood the Estimates had been
approved and enquired what the position was with regard to the
Roseau Town Cosncil.
His Honour informed Mr. Dupigny that he had forwarded a
despatch to the Secretary of State on the matter and was awaiting
The Financial and Economic Adviser assured Mr. Dupigny
that the matter was under consideration by the Colonial Office.
He mentioned that while at home he had been asked certain qaes-
tions on the matter.
(The Financial and Economic Adviser, with His Excellency's
permission, retired from the meeting.)
Belair Health Institute,
A scheme for the training of nurses submitted by the Ad-
ministrator of St. Vincent was considered.
The Committee did not agree to participate in the scheme.
The Committee approved of the revote of $3,898.00, being the
unexpended balance of $9,064.00 provided under Head 2 Legisla-
ture, subhead 4 Election Expenses during 1950.
His Excellency informed members that he had brought up the
Financial and Economic Adviser to work out the exact position of
our Financial Programme due to the increased cost of Labour and
His Honour mentioned that it had not been planned to metal
some of the roads on the steep parts, but it had become necessary
to do so on account of the heavy rainfall and that would require
Mr. Shillingford expressed the view that sufficient attention
was not paid to getting the water off the road. Culverts were too
far apart and sufficient attention was not paid to the clearing of
Mr. Bertrand drew His Excellency's attention to the damage
caused by a recent flood at Colihaut and asked that measures be
taken to control the river.
Mr. Shillingford observed that the river had broken below the
retaining wall which had been built after the disastrous flood of
1916 when 34 lives were lost and several houses moved.
St. Joseph Macoucherie Road.
Mr. Bertrand referred to the Salisbury Macoucherie road
which was under construction and asked whether the small gap
between St. Joseph and Macoucherie could not be undertaken at
the same time.
The Committee then adjourned, sine die.
D. K. BURTON.
Clerk of Council.
Confirmed this 26th day of September, 1951.
E. P. ARROWSMITH.