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Dominica.


Official


VOL. LXXIV


Gazette.


ROSEAli bM BR 10, 11. No

ROSEAU, MONDAY. DECEMBER 10, 1951, No. 58


Government Notices.

Administrator's Ofice,
1st December, 1951.
'Vacant Post Headmaster, Grenada
Boys' Secondary School.
Applications are invited for filling the
vacant post of Headmaster. Grenada Boys'
Secondary School. The salary of the post,
which is pensionable, is $2,88@ (600 per
annum rising by annual increments of
$96 (20) to $3,120 (650) per annum in
addition to a temporary cost of living
allowance at the rate of $480 (100) per
annum. Appointment may be made at
maximum salary of the grade if necessary,
should the qualifications of the candidate
appear to justify such a concession.
2. The qualifications required are a
University degree, professional training
in education appropriate experience, and
a n interest in elementary school work
At least two testimonials should accom
pany the application.
3. Ihe Headmaster will be required to
take charge of the boarding establishment
in consideration of which he will be pro-
vided with free quarters.
4. The average daily attendance of the
School is 300 and the boarding establish-
ment can accommodate 50 students.
5. APplications should be addressed to
the Administrator, Administrator's Office.
GRENADA, and should be received not
later then the 15th December, 1951.
1326/49
Administrator's Office,
4th December, 1951.
THE following particulars relating to
appointments, etc., in the public service
are published for general information:-

2- 527.


JOSEPH, LIONEL, G.S.O Class I, Boatman
Treasury and Customs Department,
vacation leave from 21st November
to 14th December, 1951, inclusive.
E. 22
MUSGRAVE, Miss JOAN, Telephone Opera-
tor, G.S.O. Class Ili, vacation leave
from 1st December. 1951, to 22nd
January, 1952, inclusive.
E. 223
PYTER, RAYM'ND, Male Attendant Mental
Patients H M. Prison, vacation leave
from the 24th November to 18th
December, 1951, inclusive.
E 456
ALLPORT, Miss RUBY E.. 2nd Class Clerk,
Administrator's Office, vacation leave
from 30th November to 24th Decem-
ber, 1951, inclusive.
E. 427
THOMAS, HAROLD P., G.S.O. Class III
Portsmouth Town Board, vacation
leave from 1st December. 1951, to
22nd January, 1952, inclusive,
E. 364
WALSH. 0 L., 1st Class Trade Warder, H-
M. Prison, vacation leave from 27th
November to 12th December, 1951,
inclusive.
E 587
NICHOLLS, Miss JEAN, 3rd Class Clerk,
Agricultural Department. vacation
leave from 4th December, 1951, to
8th January, 1952, inclusive.
E. 634

Administrator's Ofiee
7th December, 1951.
IT is hereby notified for general
information that a meeting of the
Legislative Council of this Colony will
be held at the Court House, Roseau,








268 OFFICIAL GAZETTE,

,on Monday the 17th December, 1951,
at 10.30 a.m.
The Order of the Day for this meet-
ing is published with this issue of th
Official Gazette.
1507/51
ORDER OF THE DAY
For a Meeting of the Legislative
Council to be held at the Court House.
Roseau, on Monday, the 17th December, 1951, at 10.30 a.m.
1. Prayer
2. Confirmation of Minutes
3. Papers to be laid :-
S.R. & O's Nos. 10, 31, 37, 39, 44,
and 46 of 1951.
(a) The Consular Conventions
(Kingdom of Norway) Order in
Council, 1951.
(b) Estimates of Colihaut Vi lage
Board for 1952
(c) Marigot "
(d) Vieille Case "
(e) La Plaine
(f) Grand Fond
(g) Report on Medical and Sani-
tary Department for 1950.
4. Notices including those of ques-
tions to be asked.
5. Questions to be asked.
6. Motions:
(a) Official.
Resolution re Supplemuntary
Votes 1951.
Resolution for approval of the
Motor Vehicles Insurance
(Third Party Risks) Regulation,
1951.
7. Bills:-
(1) An Ordinance further to amend
the Customs Import and Export Tariff
Consolidation Ordinance, 1930.
(2) An Ordinance further to amend
the Trade and Professional Licences,
1939.
(3) An Ordinance to amend the
Liquor Licences Ordinance, 1938.
(4) An Ordinance further to amend
the Trade and Revenue Consolidation
Ordinance, 1949.
(5) An Ordinance to amend the Rum
(Excise Duty, Ordinance, 1947.
(6) An Ordinance relating to Estate
and Succession Duties.
(7) An Ordinance to amend the
Stamp Act.
(8) An Ordinance to amend further
the Pensions Ordinance, 1944.
(9) An Ordinance to provide for the
services of the Colony of Dominica
for the year ending the 31st December,
1952.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1951.

8, Other Business:
Nomination of members to serve
on Central Housing Authority.

Administrator's Otfice,
7th December, 1951.
IT is notified, for general information,
that the Minutes of the meetings of the
Legislative Council held on Wednesday.
5th January, 1949, is published with this
issue of the Offici.l Gazette.
^ -----.-<*- -
Administrator's Office,
7th December. 1951.
The undermentioned draft bills which
it is proposed to introduce in Legisla-
tive Council are published for general
information, with this issue of the
Official Gazette:-
An Ordinance to amend further the
Pensions Ordinance, 1944.
1480/50
An Ordinance to provide for the services
of the Colony of Dominica for the year
ending the 31st December, 1952,

GOVERNMENT (OFFICE
DOMINICA.
14th.November. 1951
VACANCY FOR ASSISTANT AGRICUL-
TURAL OFFiCER RITIII HONDURAS

APPLICATlOVS are invited for the post
of Assistant Agricultural OiTicer, Br'tish
Honduras.
The post is pensionable and carries a
salary in the scale of $1.632 x 7.2 228(
x 108 2,712 with an adjustable cost of
living allowance- of $144 per annum., and
a temporary additional cost of living
allowance of $180 per annum. TheIstart-
ing point in the above scale will depend
upon the selected officer's qual]iacations
and experience.
When travelling on duty a'subsistence
allowance of $:1.00 for the first six days
is paid
The appointment will ie on probation
for two years in the first instance. If the
officer is confirmed in the appointment
he will be eligible for admission to the
permanent and pensionable establishment.
In other respects the appointment will
be subject to Colonial Regulations and
local General Orders. Free passages will
be provided on first appointment and on
termination of appointment for the officer
and family not exceeding four persons in
all. Leave with full salary is granted at
the rate of 5 days for each month of resi-
dent service, with maximum of 180 days.
The length of tour is 2-8 years. Free
passages on leave are provided for the
officer and his wife Subject to the provi-
sion of funds annually by the Legislative
Council.








OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MON]

Candidates should possess qualifications
not lower than a Diploma of the Imperial
College of Tropical Agriculture, Trinidad
They should have a sound knowledge of
tropical crops and field practice in general
including tie care and management of
Livestock and should be able to direct
and supervise the work of subordinate
extension officers. They should aiso
be able to lay out and supervise ex-
perimental plots. Some knowledge of
and familiarity with mechanical farming
equipment would be useful.
The successful candidate will be requir-
ed to pass a medical examination. He
will be subject to taxation in accordance
with local legislation.
Applications should be addressed to tihe
Colonial Secretary. Pritish Honduras,
together with certified copies of testimon-
ials, to reach him as soon as possible and
in an, event not later than thi 5;ih
December, 1951.

GOVERNMENT OFFICE
19th November, 1;.51.
VACAN I'OST
AS-ISTANT MISlRE-S GRADUATET)
GIRLS,' HIGH SLIIOOI. ST. VIN: ENi'
APPLICATIONS are invited for the post
of an Assi:tant Mistress (Graduate) for
the Girls' High Schonl St. Vincent. B W.I.
The graduate qualifications preferred
should include Geography or French,
with subsidiary Mathematics or Biology.
The salary of the post, which is pension-
able, is $1.032, rising by annual incre-
mnents of $72 to $1,410 per annum.
A temporary cost-of-living bonus is
payable at the usual rate granted to Civil
servants
The eandidat- selected may be appoint-
-ed at any point in the scale according to
qualifica: ions and experience.
The appointment will he probationary
in the first instance, and the appointee
may be confirmed in the permanent pen-
sionable post after one year's satisfactory
service.
The Girls' High School is under r the
control of the Government of St. Vincent,
and teacherson its staff possess the status
of Civil Servants
Free passage to St. Vincent to take up
appointment is provided.
Applications, with details of education,
qualifications, age and experience, and
copies of not more than three testimonials
should be sent to the Education Officer,
Department of Education, St. Vincent,
not later than 15th December, 1951.
Department of Education,
St Vincent, B W.I.
192/49

NOTICE
SHOPKEEPERS are hereby notified that
as from 7th December 1951, purchase


DECEMBER 10, 1951.


order slips for Shop Flour issued by thi
Department, will no longer be necessary.
Supplies will be obtained direct from
any of the following authorized distriba-
tors: -
Messrs. H. H V. Whitclurch
E. Nassief & Co.
A. C Shiilingford & Co.
,, Ayoub Dii
S E. A. L. Georges
i' Pinard & Co.
T. D. Shillingford
,, Josephine Gabriel
,, Est J H D. Georges
., A. A. ironn &Co. ('ortsmoutih
,, .. ii. Duglas
Eugene Johnson
il. 1E. LETANG,
('orntro'lcb'r of Su'plues
Supply O!ice,
!)nimlnica.
itL Itecenmber, 1951.

NOTICE
INOCIME TAX
All persons (not being Public Officrs),
and all bodies Politic. Corporate or Cille-
giarte, l"'aternities. Fellowshiosof societies
reiiding or carrying on busin ,ss in this
Colony. whose income derived from all
sou rces during the year 1951 amounted to
the sum of One Hundred Pounds and up'
wards., are requested on or before the :31st
day of March. 1952, to deliver to the
Co' nptroller Income Tax, Income Tax
o(Ofce, Ltoseau, a true and correct return
<,f their own income.
And the Agent or Attorney in this Co I
ony, of any persons. RIody Politic, Corpor
S ate or CC...-.~i ir-. Company. Fraternity
Ftllowship or Seciety residing or carrying
on hu'iness elsewhere, whose incoine
deirived from sources within the Colony
m itrig the year 1951. amounted to One
liHndred Pounds and upwards, is hereby
i -quesit'ied to make such return as afore-
said
Sorinms of Return may be obtained on
application at the Income Tax Office,
W. H. SWEETING,
(hairinan.
SIncome Tx C~mnmIisioiers
Income Tax Office,
SDominica
]0th November, 1951.
M P. .1:41/47.


NOTICE
Attention is drawn to the following
Roles under the Income Tax Ordinance
1925:-
2. "Return by Public Officers"
"Every Public Officer or person receiving
"a pension or proportion thereof out of
"the public revenue of the Colony shal
"deliver a true and correct return ofthe








268 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1951.

"whole of his income derived from the Persons not intending to renew their
"public revenue of the Colony for the licences should inform the Finaacial Secre-
"year in respect of which he is to be tary accordingly.
"assessed not later than the 31st day of Financial Secretary's Office,
"January. following and of the whole of 10th November 1951.
"his income from other sources not later M.P. 1341/47
"than the 31st day of March following." FIREARV'S LICEN2ES
3. Return by persons other than public
officers. Owners of firearms are hereby notified
"Every person (not being a publicofficer) that Firearms Licences expire on the 31st
"liable to pay Income Tax shall deliver to December, and that every person keeping
"the Commissioners a true and correct a firearm after that date. without having
"return of his whole income for the year renewed his licence is liarle to prosecution.
"return f his whole income for the earOie.
"in respect of which he is to be assessed Financial Secretary's Ofce,
"not later than the 31st day of March 10th November 1951.
"following." M.P 18:41/47
2 Failure to deliver the returns men- WHEEL LICENCES
tioned in these Rules within the period Owners of Licensed Vehicles are remind-
stated constitutes an offence under ed that their Licences expire on the 3 st
the Ordinance and renders the person in December, and are requested to obtain
default liable, on summary conviction, to renewals promptly on expiration of such
a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds Licences.
and in default of payment to imprison- ilinancial Secretary's Office,
ment with or without hard labour f,.r any 10th November, 1951.
term not exceeding six months. M P.1341/47
3. Owing to the neglect of the Rules BOAT LITENCES
referred to by a large number of persons Owners of Boats are reminded that
liable to send in returns, the Commission- Boat Licence expire on the 31st Decem.
ers of Income Tax are caused an unnecess- ber, and that every unlicensed boat used
ary amount of inconvenience and extra after that date is liable to seizure.
abour in assessing Income Tax' and it is Financial Secretary's O(ffice,
proposed to enforce the provisions of the 10th November, 1951.
law against those persons who do not com. M.P. 1311/47.
ply with the Rules. MOTOR DRIVERS' LICENCES
4 It should be noted that deduction
4 It should be noted that deduction Holders of Motor Drivers' Licences are
for Insurance Premiums and Interest on hereby reminded that their licences expire
Loans are not allowed unless supported on the 31st December, and they are
by receipts, requested to obtain renewals promptly on
W. S. SWEETING, expiration thereof.
Chairman, Persons nt intending to renew their
Income Tax Commissioners. licences should inform the Financial Secre.
Income Tax Office, tary accordingly
Dominica. Financial Secretary's Office,
10th November, 1951. 10th November, 1951
M.P. 1341/47. M.P. 1314/47.
-rRADE LICENCES
STILL LICENCES Holders of Trade Licences are hereby
Persons intending to take out Still reminded that their licences expire on(
Licences for 1952 are requested to forward the 31st December, and are requested to
their application to the Financial Secre. obtain their renewals promptly on expira.
tary, Roseau, the District Officer Northern tion thereof.
District, or the Government. Officer Persons not intending to renew their
Eastern District, as soon as possible, so as icences should inform the Financial Secre-
to avoid delay in the issue of the Licence s tary accordingly.
Persons not intending to renew their Financial Secretary's Office,
Licences should inform the Financial 10th November, 1951.
Secretary accordingly. M P 141/47.
Financial Secretary's Office, IMPORTERS LICENCES
10th November. 1951. Persons intending to import any goods
M,P, 1341/47. wares merchandise, provisions or other
things for the purpose of trade in 1952
BAKERS LICENCES are reminded that application for an
Owners of Bakeries are hereby reminded Importers Licence must be made to the
that Bakers' Licences expire on the 31st Financial Secretary on or before the 31st
December, and that every person using December.
a Bakery after that date without having Financial Secretary's Office,
renewed his licence is liable to a Penalty 10th November, 1951,
of Five Pounds. M.P. 1341/47







OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MOND

TOBACCO LICENCES
Dealers in Tobacco are reminded that
the Licences granted for regulating the
sales of Tobacco will expire on the 31st
December. and that fresh licences oblain-
able at the Treasury, Roseau, Sub-Treas-
ury, Portsmouth or Government Offices.
Eastern District, will be necessary for
the year 1952.
Persons not intending to renew their
I ciences should inform the Financia! Secie-
tarv accordingly.
Financial Secretary's Office,
10tn November, 1951.
M.P. 1341/47.
HUCKSTER'S LICENSES
Holders of Huskster's Licences are
hereby reminded that their licences expire
on the 31st December, qnd they are
requested to obtai'i renewals promptly on
expiration thereof.
-'ers ms not intending to renew their
icences shi ,ul inform the Financial secre-
tary accordingly
Fiiiancial Secretary's Olice,
10th November, 1951
MIV.P. i341/47
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES
Holders of Pr,,fessionai Lice'ics are
hereby remilndd that tneir licences fxlpire
on the 31st December. and they ate re-
quested to obtai i enewals pro.iptiy on
one expiration thereof
financiall Secre ary's Oftice,
10th November, i;!51.
M.'. 1341/47.

HORSE LICENSES
Owners of Horses are hereby reminded
that Ho:se Licences expire on the 3ist
December, and that every person keeping
a ho se after that date without having


DECEMBER 10, 1951.


renewed his Licence is liable to a penalty
of five pounds.
Financial Secretary's Office.
10th November, 1951.
M P 1311/47
ST'' TEMENT OF tCURREN Y NOTE
ClUJULVTION IN THE BlIlSISH
CARI5 iEAN IERRITORIEiS (EASTERN
GIl UP) ON 1st NOVEMIlLER 19!1
Average Circulaticn
dur1 n- S.:ptemuer, 1951. $: ., S.2-92
Circulation on 1st November, 1A'51:
Bri:ish Caribbean Notes:-
Trinidad ... ... $12,017 0
Harbados ... ... :;, 193,)000
Britlih tuiana ... ... 6i 00,000
Leeward & Windward Is 3.11i6,00
Total i'r. Caribbean Cu' ency
Nte Circultion ... ... $24,526,000
Trinidad Government Note
Siicuiation ... ... 8 507,352
I at bados Government Note
S ilJculation ... ... 1,163,040
British Gaii.na Goveinment
Note C icuiation ... ... 3,307 90q
Total cicuiationon ..11 51 $37 o04 Z*z
L. S SPEN L E.
Executive Commissioner,
British Caribbean Currency loard
lriti.-h Camiobean k urrency Board,
I'reasury Chambers.
I'orct of Spain.
Irinidad, H.W I.
NOTICE
SUIMSCIPlTIONS to the Uomrinilc, Qi-
(q"l (;Gze t.e for the year 1952 ($1 00) ate
now due and should be paid at the Adiniun
istiator's Oliice not later than the 27th
of 1)eceimbr, 195i.
9i39 50


ADDRESS
BY
HIS EXCELLENCE THE GOVERNOR TO THE
DOMINICA LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
23rd November, 1951.

Honouroble Members of the Dominica Legisla ive Council:
'IHIS is not a business meeting of Council and it would be out of place
for me to anticipate the Budget Session when a review of the Colony's
finances and financial proposals for 1952 will be put before you.
Today's is a formal and ceremonial meeting, and I am here as the re-
present tive in the Windward Islands of His Majesty the King, to welcome
Honourable Members assembled for the first tim3 under the new Constitu-
tion.
Honourable Members are familiar with the provisions of the new Con-
stitution and I will only touch briefly on the more important changes that
have been made. The principal change was the institution of adult suffrage.
Every adult man and woman was given the Light to vote on mis occasion
and nearly 18,000 persons aid so. I have heard the view expressed that the
Windward Islands were not ready for adult suff age. I do not subscribe to







270 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1951.

that view and I have no doubt that the same thing would be said after ten
years or twenty years or whenever it was decided to make the change.
Where the elections have failed to secure the representation of all important
sections of the community, the retention of a nominated element has ena-
bled the Governor to broaden tle basis of Council- and here let me say that
the Council elected in Dominica is probably more fully representative of the
people than those elected in t e other Windward Islands.
Before leaving the subject of adult suffrage I should like to congratu-
late the supervisors of elections on their excellent organisation. The elect
tions proceeded without a hitch, and wheh one reais about the disorders
and violence that accompany elections in some other countries, we can at
leart take pride in the fact that there was not a single incident on polling-
day in any of the Windward Islands.
Under the new Constitution Elected Members have, for the first time,
a clear majority over the ex officio and Nominated ,lermbers.
Another significant change enpovers the Legislative Louncil to elect
three of its Elected Members to serveon the Executive Council. This marks
the beginning of responsibility by the Executive to the Legisiature.
The Governor ceases to be President of the Legislative Council, having
been succeeded in this capacity by the Administrator. This change recog-
nises the de tacto position formerly obtaining. A Deputy President is elec-
ted by the Council from among i sown Members.
These changes represent a definite advance on the road to responsible
Government. They are a maria: of confidence in the people and their jusi_
fiction is in your keeping.
And now I should like to say a little about the machine of Government
and its three-fold function of legislation, judicature and admin srration.
The Governor has a dual role. He represents and is responsible to the
King and is the head of the executive government. As Chief Executive
he acts in important matters in consultation with Executive Counc i, which
is the central organ of Government with initiate ve in the formulation or po-
licy. In the Governor's absence, Executive Council is presided over by ihe
Administrator, who is responsible to the Governor for administering the
Government of the Colony.
The main functions of the Legislative Council include the discussion of
policy, the passing of laws and the voting of monies to finance the adminis-
tration. Much of the hard work of Counc1 is done in the Standing Com-
mittee on Finance. I take the view that Finance Committee is analogous
to a Select Committee of the House ot Commons and' strangers are exclud-
ed from its deliberations as a matter of course. The absence of formality
promotes the rapid dispatch of business and the absence of strangers as
sists a dispassionate and statesmanlike approach to current problems. In
this connexion, it is important to remember that under representative Gov
ernment the people cannot participate directly in the business of Govern.
ment. That becomes a matter for their duly elected representatives, each
of whom, after election, must regard himself as representing all the people
in his constituency and not only those who voted for him.
The proceedings of Finance Commit'ee are of course published and
ought to be published immediately after their approval by members. This
has been arranged in the other Windward Islands and I trust it will be done
herein future.
I should perhaps add that every item of expenditure approved in Fin-
ance Committee has to be specifically submitted for the formal approval of
the Legislative Council at a later stage. Futhermore, the decision of the
Legislative Council, and not merely of Finance Committee, is required on
major questions of policy. Regular monthly meetings of the Legislative
Council will ensure such reference in future.
The Judicature, whose duty it is to enforce the law of the land, is con-
stituted by Order in Council and is, of course, independent of the Executive.
This independence of the Bench is a vital principle of the English democra-
tic system.







OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY DECEMBER 10, 1951.


The Civil Servic owes loyalty to the state and duty to the public. The
control of the Civil Service is withdrawn from the political arena in order
that public servants may do their du;y un-influenced by fear or favour of
rival politicians or parties. Th- political neutrality of the Civil Service is
another cardinal feature of British democratic gove nment.
The Police likewise serve the State and are controlled by the Chief Ex-
ecutive in order that they may always discharge their duty to protect the
community against criminals, no matter w th wnat motives these criminals
may be inspired. The maintenance of law and order and the security by
day and b: night of all law-abiding citizens without regard to class, race.
politics or religion s the primary responsibility of Governrmnt.
The opening of this Council takes place at a very difficult t;me in the
world's history. A local war is raging in Kor a and we are faced with the
constant threat of anther worlJ war. Vast defEnce preparations have ti,
be made by the Western Powers and it is well that we, wno contribute lit-
tIe or nothing to the cost of our own defence. should realise that in me United
Kingdom six times the annual revenue of one of these Colonies is b:1ng
spent every day on defence measures for us. As a result of the diversion
of enormous suns of money into war materials, the cast of living has soared
ever, where and here, where we depend overmu h on imports, the effects
are becoming increasingly severe becau-e the terms of trade have turned
against is. By that I mean that th- prices of oar imports are rising at a
greater rate than tne prices of our exports Tne same is true of the ster-
ling area as a whole with the result that dol ar and gold reserves have
shown a grave decline during recent months.
In the Caribbean public interest is f cus d. or should be, when the
cricket news permits, on next year s Federation t conference in London. My
first experience of the Caribbean was from outside as a Member of the
Caribbean Commission; my next experience uhs been from inside as Gov.
ernor of the Windward Islands. These experiences have convinced me that
small Islands should not seek to rema-in in isoiazion. Li small isolated com-
munities patriotism tends to degenerate into insulari y, and economic weak-
ness is apt to breed frustration and dis ontent. Muen iip service has been
paid to federation bo h here and elsewhere. If and when we can convert
lip serv ce into a right attitude of mind, we shall see positive action taken.
While I do not regard federation as a panacea for all ills. 1 feel sure it would
put the West Indies on the road io soling many f their difficulties.
And now a few words about Dominica-when I addressed this House
two years ago I concluded by saying tat Domin ca stood on the threshold
of opportunity. I do not think I was wrong, but the Island still has a long
way to go before attaining financial indepr.n lenca, and political indepen-
dence can only follow that.
On ihe credit side the banana industry ii s mide fair p-ogress-but not
as much as I had h)ped. I'hs citrus industry naii been equipped with a
modern packing plant. The fruit industry as a whole has been greatly
strengthened by a fine crinery, thus ensuring a ready marieat for unship-
ped fruit. Important developments have als) t-aken place in the lime indus-
ry. Progress is b ing min i with th: hydro e e ric scheme and a new ice
plant is nearing completion.
The capital investment involved by th.se developments is relatively
very great and the ultimate benefit to Dominica should be tremendous. In
another Island I had occasion to speak recent y about the vital importance
of preserving and fostering the confidence of the investing pub ic. Such
confidence is a sine qua no, of free enterprise, and the success or failure of
enterprise is directly reflected in the fortunes of the Colony.
On the debit side the change over from a subsistence to acash economy
(I suppose this is the reason: I can think of no other) has brought about a
deplorable shortage of local food supplies. The correction of this state of
affairs is perhaps the most urgent task awaiting us. it must be corrected
-- use the imperative advisedly--because none of us can tell how long
ships will be available to bring fond to Dominica from the four corners of
the earth -even if, as seems unlikely, we can afford to pay for it when it
comes.







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It is obvious that Government has no funds with which to subsidise im-
ported food and the only solution is to grow more food of our own and to
make use of home-grown food wherever possible as a substitute for im-
ported food.
As regards meat, milk and eggs the present situation is intolerable and
is a reflection on every owner of land. The few cattleone sees look healthy,
but they are almost as rare as the diablotin. Pigs and poultry should be
kept by every house-holder in the country districts. In the other Windward
Islands people are becoming increasingly livestock minded and fodder grass-
es are widely cultivated by planter and peasant alike. It is not seemly that
Dominica should lag so far behind.
There is a complementary need to extend and improve the cultivation of
economic crops, not only bananas, but cocoa, coconuts, coffee, limes-- to
mention only a few.
The protection of our soil against erosion is a duty we owe to mankind
It is a duty scarcely begun in Dominica, though there are some notable ex
ceptions.
1 mention these things tcday not only because of their intrinsic impor-
tance, but because I feel that Honourable Members could play a big part in
translating ideas into action--into action by the people cf Dominica. The
phrase "why doesn't Government do something?" must be written on the
heart of many a West Indian Governor, but as often as not the remedy is
not in his hands It lies with the people themselves.
In making this observation I do not seek t minimise the part that
Government has to play in the promotion of development. I am fully con-
scious that there remains a vast amount to do in every field, but many things
we would like to see done must wait until the money can be found i'his
applies especially to social services, whose improvement and expansion can
only hinge in the long run on the creation of more wealth. It follows that
we must press on with the road programme, wnich has made an excellent
start, and concentrate our energies on the development of tie land which
is Dominica's only source of wealth.
In conclusion, I wish Honourable Members a successful term of office
All of you, whether Elected, Nominated or ex oficio, have your part to play,
and I hope we shall always work as a team towards the goal of cconcmi:
independence for Dominica. I know I can pledge the cooperation of the
Civil Service and I look forward to many opportunities of discuss ng matters
of policy with you. Our task is not an easy one but let us tackle it earnest-
ly and cheerfully together in a spirit of mutual respect and good will.

REPLY BY HON. H D SHILLINGFORD, C.B.E
SENIOR ELECTED MEMBER.
YOUR EXCELLENCY,-We offer our deep appreciation of Your Excel.
lency's most illuminating address and ate gratified to hear Your Excellency's
very encouraging views on the novel institution of adult suffrage embodied
in the new constitution of the Windward Islands.
We endorse You- Excellency's expressions of satisfaction at the orderly
manner in which the first election under adult suffrage was carried out, and we
wish also to place on record our appreciation of the able and unbiased man-
ner in which the respective election supervisors carried out their duties in
the stations allotted to them. So far the auspices of universal suffrage
have been very favourable, and we have no doubt that, used with common,
sense and understanding on the part of all sections of the community, this
far-reaching innovation.will find its justification in the orderly progress and
development of the island in the years to come.
We are grateful for Your Excellency's review of the many changes in-
troduced in the New Council and we can assure Your Excellency that we
will endeavour to the very best of our ability to make this advance in our
constition work so successfully and so much to the benefit of this island of
ours as to warrant the granting in the near future of a further step towards
self and responsible Government.







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We share Yojr Excellency's anxiety that this Council is being opened
at a time of general fear of a world conflagration. We regret that our
limited financiallresources debar us from contributing towards world defence
but we assure Your Excellency that our man power is. as in the past, ever
ready to serve the Empire in time of need We look forward to the day
when our econ' my shall be so developed that we shall be able to make sub-
stantial contributions of an economic nature as well, and so subscribe appre-
,ciably to the strength and greatness of the Commonwealth, in times of war
as well as of peace.
We fully appreciate Your Excellency's views relative to the meetings
.of the Finance Committee, but do feel that out ide of certain limited cases
greater publicity should be given to the meetings of Finance Committee.
The public have generally resented this carrying cn of the Government oi
toe country behind closed doors and a failure to remedy this situation will
certainly impair that confidence and trust which, in the interest of good
Government, the public must repose in us, their elected representatives.
We are in the fullest accord with Your Excellency that the most urgent
problem confronting us is the need for increased production of local foods.
Perhaps the most unfortunate feature of this problem is that over so long a
period as the past ten years this problem of local food shortage has been
facing us, and yet no effective steps have been taken to prevent the steady
worsening of the situation. Wherever the fault may lie, the situation has
reached the stage of a grave emergency, wherein it bec mes the duty of
Government to take the ini iative in carrying out a determined campaign to
produce local foods to satisfy tne needs of the population, and to produce
them at much lower prices than obtain at the present
This po i y of inc easing our self-sufficiency must go hand in hand with
the development of the export side of our agricultural in stay. The same
determination and energy must be shown in our programmes in this field of
our agriculture, both in respect of production of export crops, as well as in
the ma keting of those crops. And on the latter question we are gratified
to no:e the United Ki.igdom Government's present dissatisfaction wilh the
terms of the G. A. T. T Agreement and are looking forward to its revision.
Complementary to our agricultural campaign and inseparable from it is our
road building grogramme, an essential prerequisite of achievement or pro-
gress in local agriculture, and we recognize that, in view of our limited fin-
ancial resources, expenditure on road building must be strictly subordinated
to the needs of agricultural development.
In conclusion, we must express our s ncere gratitude that Your Excel-
lency has made it possible to be present with us today at this inauguration
of our new C institution. We thank You:- Excellency f r the words of
encouragement and exhortation which will serve us in good stead in perform.
ing the difficult tasks that lie ahead. It is fitting that my last words should
be to pledge ourselves to do our utmost to work out the solutions of our pro.
blems in collabora ion with Your Excellency, with His Honour and other
administrative officials, and with all other members of the C iuncil Nominated
or Official in a spirit of mutual respect and goodwill.
RtPLY BY HON. C.J L. DUPIGNY.
-ENIOR NOMINATED MEMBER.
Your Excellency, on behalf of the Nominated Members, I beg to thank
you for the very kind words of welcome extended to us as Members of this
newly constituted Legislature. As Your Excellency has stated, this formal
opening takes place during a very difficult t'me in the world'.- history and
we are well aware of the vast expenditure on defence taking place in the
Mother Country, the effects of which reflect itself here by the steadily in-
creasing cost of living. We agree that every land-owner must do his very
utmost to increase the production of ground provisions as well as supplies of
milk, meat and eggs. Conjointly, we think steps should be taken to en-
courage education in agriculture and mixed farming |
In conclusion we pledge ourselves to work with the other Members of
this Council towards the goal of economic independence for Dominica.








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THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS.
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DOMINICA.
COUNCIL CHAMBER.
COURT HOUSE, ROSEAU.
5TH JANUARY, 1949.
AT an adjourned meeting of the Legislative Council of Domi-
nica held this day :-
PRESENT:-
His Honour EDWIN PORTER ARROWSMITH, Administrator,
The Honourable WILFRED EBENEZER JACOBS, Acting
Crown Attorney ;
The Honourable JAMES DUNCAN LOUIS INGLIS;
Colonial Treasurer.
The Honourable CLIFTON ALEXANDER HERRIOTT DUPIGNY,
Member for Roseau;
The Honourable ARTHUR PEMBERTON, Member for the
Southern District;
The Honourable Mrs. ELMA NAPIER, Member for the Eastern
District;
The Honourable TYRELL MICHAEL BERTRAND, Member for
the Northern District:
The Honourable GEORGE AUSTIN WINSTON. Member for the
Western District;
The Honourable CLEMENT JOSEPH LEONARD DUPIGNY,
Nominated Member;
The Honourable JAMES OTTO AIRD, Nominated Member.
The Honourable HOWELL DONALD SHILLINGFORD,
Nominated Member.
PRAYER.
The Meeting was opened with prayer.
OATH.
The Oath of Allegiance was administered to W. E. Jacobs,
Acting Crown Attorney.
BILLS.
The Medical Act (Amendment), 1949.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney, seconded by the
Treasurer, a Bill entitled "An Ordinance further to amend the
Medical Act, 1937," was read a first time.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney, seconded by the
Treasurer, the Bill was read a second time.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney. seconded by the
Treasurer, the Standing Rules and Orders were suspended to al.
low the Bill to be proceeded with through all its remainingstages
at the same sitting.
The Council resolved itself into Committee to consider the Bill
clause by clause.
The figures "1948" appearing in line 2 of clause 1 was amend-
ed to "1949".
The Bill passed through the Committee stage with one minor
amendment and the Council resumed.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney seconded by thq
Treasurer, the Bill was read a third time and passed.







OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 195I. 275

The Estate and Succession Duties Ordinance.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney, seconded by the
Treasurer, a Bill entitled "An Ordinance relating to Estate and
Succession Duties was put to the House for the first reading.
The A-ting Crown Attorney reminded members that in 1945,
Finance Committee had recommended that legislation of this na-
ture should be considered in connection with plans for the raising
of additional revenue.
The Honourable H. D. Shillingford moved that the Bill be read
six months later. In support of his motion he stated that agricul-
ture in this Colony was of such an unstable nature at the moment
that owners of estates could not put aside annually any amount,
however small, to meet these duties at death
The Member for the Western District saw the necessity of
finding ways and means to raise revenue but he thought that with
the economic instability of the Colony it was premature to intro-
duce such legislation. If the Bill were passed, it would mean that
the inheritors would have to mortgage the estates to pay the du-
ties.
He sugge-ted that the Bill be read eighteen months later as
by this time conditions would improve due to the banana scheme
and the people would better be able to stand the strain.
The Honourable J. 0. Aird suggested that the Bill be with-
drawn to enable members further opportunity of studying it.
The President thought it would be unwise to rush through a
measure of that nature nor did he wish to put it off. He stated
that the financial position of the Colony was had and every effort
should be made to raise revenue but nevertheless, he wished mem-
bers to have sufficient time to study the Bill. He promised to ob-
tain a statement giving fuller facts which would make it easier
for members to follow. He was anxious that the motion to read
the Bill six months hence be withdrawn.
The Honourable H. D. Shillingford then withdrew his motion.
The Bill was left at that stage.
The Roseau Town Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 1949.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney, seconded by the
Treasurer, a Bill entitled "An Ord'nance further to amend the
Roseau Town Council Ordinance, 1937" was read a first time.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney seconded by the
Treasurer, the Bill was read a second time.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney, seconded by the
Treasurer, the Standing Rules and Orders were suspended to al-
low the Bill t, be proceeded with through all its remaining stages
at the same sitting.
The Council resolved into Committee to consider the Bill
clause by clause.
The figures "1948" in the second line of Clause 1 were amend-
ed to "1949".
Siause 2. The Honourable H.D. Shillingford wished to know
the financial implications of sub-section ,xxx).
The Member for Roseau (Mayor of Roseau) stated that the
Roseau Town Council had been working at a loss. This has been
brought about by the increase in wages and salary. This increase
was not the making of the Town Council. The Government had
increased labourers' wages by statute and corresponding increases
had to be made to the Roseeu Town Council labourers. In addition
to this, the salaries of the staff had to be increased to bring them
in line with Government officials. '1he purpose of this sub-section
was to impose a tax on shops in order to raise the deficit to make
it possible to carry on.
The Honourable H.D. Shillingford reminded members that a
tax on shops also included the stores and enquired whether that
tax would have to be carried by the island as a whole.







OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1951.

The Member for Roseau replied that the tax would be paid only
by Roseau shops and stores, but everyone making purchases in
Roseau would pay.
The Honourable H.D. Shillingford was opposed to the country
people being taxed so as to raise revenue for the Roseau Town
Council. He thought the Roseau Town Council should make every
effort to raise revenue by additional land and house tax and if they
failed to raise the require 1 amount then the Legislature would con-
sider the sub-section in question.
The Member for Roseau stated that unlike the District Village
Boards and the Portsmouth Town Board, the Roseau Town Council
received nothing from Government. They even had to pay in-
terest on a recent loan from Government
He cited certain improvements which were contemplated for
the Portsmouth Town Board and as the expenditure on this was
from General Revenue, it followed that the people of Roseau were
contributing materially and yet they never complained. Now
that the Roseau Town Council was asking for equal treatment for
Roseau there was much opposition.
He further stated that the additional revenue would go to im-
prove the Roseau Market and it would be the people from the
country districts who would benefit.
He brought to the notice of members the condition of the
country people who slept under the galleries on the Bay Front for
want of aNight shelter. This was oneof the projects which could
be tackled with the additional revenue.
The question of a Town Hall was introduced by the Hcnoura-
ble Member.
He stated that when strangers landed here it was their im-
pression of Roseau that they carried away with them. Therefore
he thought it was the duty of the population of the island as a
whole to contribute towards the improvement of conditions in
Roseau whether they had to pay or not and in fact they would not
be giving more than they received.
He compared the Castries Town Board with the Roseau Town
Council stating that the former received about 1,500 to 2,000
revenue from Electric light subscriptions and in addition received
revenue from Trade Licences and this was what the Roseau Town
Council was asking for.
The Member for the Western District agreed that the time
was inopportune to raise land and house taxes in Roseau He
thought that as the Honourable Member for Roseau had mentioned
figures in connection with the Castries Town Board it would be
advisable to obtain information from that source before going in-
to details.
He was in agreement that the Roseau Town Council could not
continue as at present and must devise some means of raising ad-
ditional revenue to balance its budget.
The Honourable J. O. Aird agreed that something should I e
done to raise additional revenue but he wished to know how the
imposition of this tax would be implemented. He was not satis-
fied that the Roseau Town Council was collecting all its taxes with
its present machinery. He thought there were other means to ex-
plore such as the raising of Land and House tax.
The Member for Roseau thought it would be wrong to intro-
duce a wholesale increase of Land and House tax. Revision took
place every year when properties were repaired. He thought the
reasons advanced for deferring consideration of the Estate and
Succession Bill, applied with equal force to the increase of Land
and House tax. He stated that about 50% of the houses in Roseau
were owned by persons who were not only unemployed but un-
employable and even at the present rates, -complaints of inability
to pay were being received and rebates had to be granted from
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He stated, in elucidation of his remarks re the Trade Tax in
St. Lucia, that it was a tax on shops and stores based on a percen-
tOge of the imports of merchants and this was collected by the
Town Board,
The Ho ourable H. D. Shillingford could not agree with the
remarks of the Member for Ros-au. He felt that th pecrple of
Roseau stocd to gain more from the country people than vice
versa.
The Member for the Northern District stated that the people
of his constituency had heard of the proposed tax and were de-
finitely against it, and that he was of the same opinion.
The Member for the Southern District was also opposed to the
tax. He stated that the country people were complaining bitterly
that the price of everything that they had to buy was on the in-
crease whereas they received no increase for their produce. They
could not stand any further taxation. lie complained that ewv ry-
thing is bent on extracting from the planter and no efforts have
been made to develop and increase production -- the only means of
raising revenue which will be the least feltand the more beneficial
of results.
The Member for Roseau made a last appeal stating that the
p-sition of the Roseau Town Council was serious and that the
throw-ouc of the Bill would have serious repercussions. He fur-
ther stated that every town in the West Indies wavi improving but
Roseau remained stagnant.
He remembered how when walking though Castries, St.
Lucia, with the Member for the Western Di-strict, they remarked
on the vast difference between that town and Resear and the same
Thing happened again when he was in Basseterre, St. Kitts, with
b th the Member for the Western District and the Honourable
H. D. Shillingford
Both Members denied making any such remarks.
The President staUed that all the grounds had been covered
and that the Council fully appreciated and understood the attitude
of the Member for Roseau. The quesi:An hiefore the House was
that sub-section (xxx) of clause 2 should stand part of the Bill.
The Honourable H. D. Shiilingford moved that sub-section
(xxx) of Clause 2 be deleted.
The motion was put to the vote and carried by 6 votes to three
votes as foilows:-
Ay. s. Nrnes.
The Member for the Southern The HI, ic;rabie Crown Attorney
District. The linorable Treasurer.
The Member for the Eastern The fMemner for Rospau.
District.
The Member for the Northern
District.
The Hon. C. 1J. L. Dupigny
The Hon. J (. Aird
The Honourable H. D. Shil-
lingford.
The Member for the Western Distriet abstained from voting
stating that he would like to see the matter further investigated.
Sub-section (xxx) of Clause 2 was deleted
The Member for Roseam askl d permini ,i.-n to retire from the
Meeting.
The Bill passed through the Committee stage with two amend-
ments and the Council resumed.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney seconded by the
Treasurer the Bill was read a third time and pa-sed.
The Ti:le by R-oitr'atioyn 1ct (Ame nndment)
Ordina,nce, 1949.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney seconded by the
Treasurer a Bill entitled "An Ordinance lo define more precisely








278 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1951
the right of the owners of unregistered land to bring the same
under the operation of the Title by Registration Act, Chapter 99"
was read a first time.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney seconded by the
Treasurer, the Bill was read a second time.
The Acting Crown Attorney explained that the Bill had been
drafted by His Honour the Judge because it was felt by all mem
bers of the legal profession that section (12) Chap. 99 of the main
Act had given a great deal of trouble to interpret and it was also
felt that the rights of owners should be more precisely defined.
The object of the Bill was to simplify section 12 and to obviate
the trouble that had been caused in the past.
The Honourable H.D. Shillingford stated that the passing of
the Bill would provide a long needed want.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney seconded by the
Treasurer, the Standing Rules and Orders were suspended to al-
low the Bill to be proceeded with through all its remaining stages
at the same sitting.
The Council resolved itself into Committee to consider the Bill
clause by clause.
The figures "1948" were deleted and "1949" inserted.
The Bill passed through the Committee stage with one minor
amendment and the Council resumed.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney, seconded by the
Treasurer, the Bill was read a third time and passed.
The Trade and Reverue Corsolidution O(diroice, 19.19.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney, seconded by the
Treasurer, a Bill entitled "An Ordinance to consolidate the law re-
lating to revenue and the prevention of smuggling" was read a
first time.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney, seconded by the
Treasurer, the Bill was read a second time.
The Acting Crown Attorney stated that as far back as 1945 it
was almost impossible to read the old act as the available copies
were badly torn and mutilated. It was decided that the law should
be consolidated in view of the numerous amendments thereto
which made it difficult to refer to any particular section. He
stated that the Bill contained only one new measure which was
referred to at clause 14.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney, seconded by the
Treasurer, the Standing Rules and Orders were suspended to allow
the Bill to be proceeded with through all its remaining stages at
the same sitting.
The Council resolved itself into Committee to consider the
Bill clause by clause.
The figures "1948" appearing in line 2 of Clause 1 were
amended to "1949".
The Honourable J.O. Aird enquired the reason why the accre-
dited agents of sailing vessels were not allowed to sign the ves-
sels' reports as in the case of steamers. He pointed out the
inconvenience of having captains of sailing vessels to attend in
person at the Treasury or Sub-Treasury for that purpose.
The Honourable Treasurer stated that the responsibility of
steamship agents were heavier than those of sailing vessels.
Clause 1 was reverted to and a new definition was inserted as
as follows:-
'Steam Vessel' includes motor vessel."
Clause 30. The Honourable J. O. Aird stated that whereas
importers were debarred from storing m tches in their ware-
houses yet they were allowed to keep them on their premises after
duty had been paid. The danger to the community remained the
same whether the matches were stored in private warehouses or
on business premises. He thought the matter should be investi-
gated.








OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1951.

ADJOURNMENT.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney, seconded by the
Treasurer, the Council adjourned until 2.15 p.m. the same day.
RESUMPTION.
The Council resumed:at 2.15 p.m. all members present in the
morning being again present with the exception of the Member
for Roseau.
At the conclusion of the consideration of the clauses the Act-
ing Crown Attorney introduced a new clause numbered 40A to be
inserted after clause 40, viz:
"40 (1) The Treasurer may permit aircraft's
"stores and provisions to be removed from any ware-
"house free of duty when the aircraft requiring them has
'cleared and is ready to ldepart, the entry being made
"with a declaration thereon made by the captain or accre-
"dited agent of the aircraft for which they are intended
"to be used that such stores are for the sole use of .uch
"aircraft:
"Provided always that such st res are placed within
"suc' aircraft immediately on delivery from the ware-
"house in the presence of a Treasury officer.
"(2). All aircraft's stores dealt with contrary to the
provisions of this section shall be forf-ited '
The Honourable Acting Crown Attorney moved that the new
clause 40-k be read a second time. The motion v as carried.
The Bill passed through the Committee stage with three
amendments and the Council resumed.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney s(-c(nded by the
Treasurer the Bili was read a third timn and passed.
RESOLUTION.
The Honourable H.D. Shillingfird moved the following reso-
lution, notice of which had been previously givt n.
WHEREAS the gene al public have expressed dissatisfaction
over tne infrequency of meetings of the Legislative Council.
BE IT RESOLVED T JAT the Statutorv Rules and Orders of
the Legislative Council be so amernded as to provide for statutory
quarterly meetings of the Legislative Council.
I he Honourable Member stated there was no need to stress
the necessity for the holding of meetin's more frequently. The
general public felt the urgent need for doing so and he had no
fears that the resolution would meet with the approval of the
House.
The President explained th.it the ::ek of printing facilities was
the principal reason for not having meetings oftener.
The Member for the Western Dist ict in seconding the motion
stated that he appreciated the Presi lent's remarks but felt that
meetings should be held at frequent intervals. He thanked the
President for implementing the requests to hold Finance Cm-
mittee meetings in public but as it was found undesirable and it
subsequently became possible to publish the minutes of the meet-
ings of Finance Committee he wished to express for the general
public their appreciation for this action.
The motion was put to the vote and carried unanimously.
OTHER BUSINESS.
Estimates Goodwill E.ttate, 1949.
The Estimates of the Goodwill Estate for the year 1949 were
submitted for the consideration of the House.
The Member for the Western District thought the report on
the Goodwill Estate revealed a state'of affairs which called for
some consideration. He quoted figures to show that the loss re-
ported in the report did not take into account capital expenditure.
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The President thought it would be better if a resolution to go
into Committee to consider the estimates for Goodwill and Melville
Hall, were moved by the Honourable Member.
The Member for the Western District seconded by the Hon.
H.D. Shillingford moved that the House resolve itself into com-
mittee and that the Agricultural Superintendent be requested to
attend the meeting.
The motion was carried and the Agricultural Superintendent
came in and joined the meeting.
The Member for the Western District thought that a Head to
show revenue from livestock should be inserted. He stated that
the Goodwill Estate had been purchased primarily for the purpose
of Town Planning, but since the estate was being used for the
growing of products, it should be treated as a commercial concern.
He thought all sources of revenue should be inserted in the esti-
mates. He suggested that in view of this, ... li-i -, should, in
future, be given a more detailed account of the working of the
of the estate. He mentioned that an advance had been authorized
to help stabilise the price of peasants' syrup usea in the manufac-
ture of rum. He asked that a statement showing how the amount
had been expended be submitted to the House.
The Honourable H.D. Shillingford thought that the working
of Goodwill Estate should be on the Colony s Estimates under
'Government Undertakings'--Profits accruing to revenue.
The President stated that the Estate was being worked on an
Advance Account.
The Estimates were approved.
Estimates -- Melville Hall Estate 19'f9.
The Agricultural Superintendent s ught permission to make
the following alterations under Head F. Staff and ( S ndri-s:-
1. Salary of Manager to be on the scale o0 $I,03 x z-$~, q0.
2. Salary of Overseer to be increased to $64. & 4. Book-
keeper, Ranger and Watchman to be deleted.
G. Sundries. The Amount to be increased to $1,000.00.
These alterations would cause the total to be ',. 1 00 instead
of $8,502.80.
In explanation he stated that if there were a Manager and
Overseer there would be no need for a Driver, Book-keeper, Ran-
ger and Watchman. The two men would be capable of doing the
work originally intended for four men.
Members agreed to these changes and the Agricultural Su-
perintendent retired from the Meeting.
The Estimates, as amended, were approved.
The Member for the Western District brought up the question
of people employed under government in a non pensionable posts
and who, when past useful service, were simply discharged with-
out any thought or consideration being given to them. He thought
it was the duty of Government to institute measures to alleviate
the hardships from which those people were suffering. He cited
the examples of Hospital servants, telephone linesmen and P. W. D.
drivers.
He stated that it would be helpful if the Public Works De-
partment provided transport for labourers who had to work at
great distances from town and it was his intention to bring these
matters up at the next meeting of the Legislative Council, in the
form of a Resolution.
The Member for the Eastern District enquired about Miss
Spelman's report on Poor Relief.
The President informed the Honourable Member that nothing
had been done so far but the report was still under consideration
ADJOURNMENT.
On the motion of the Crown Attorney seconded by the Trea-
surer, the Council adjournd sine die.
G. H. L. GRELL.
Clerk of the Council.
Confirmed this 24th day of November, 1949.
C. ADDISON HARNEY.
Acting Administrator.







OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY DECEMBER 10, 1951.

SALE OF PROPERTIES FOR THE RECOVERY OF TAXES
--- 4----
PROVOST MARSHAL'S OFFICE,
DOMINICA.
26th November, 1951
TAKE NO ICE that the following properties which were bought in by
the Government on the 25th day of January 1-)51, for default in paym nmt of
Municipal Tax 1950, if not redeemed on or before the 20th cay of L)D-(. mbcr
1951, will be put up for sale by Public Auction on th- day and at the pia:e
hereinafter mentioned and Certificates of Purchase wil be issued immediately.


Properties.


Provost
Marshal's
Ofice.


I house, 1 lot, 1 out house.
Market Street
1 house. 1 lot. Grandby St.
I house, Upper i-ane
1 house, Old -treet
1 house, Pottersville
1 house, Grandby Street
1 house, 1 lot, 1 out hou-e
Grandby Street
1 house. New S reet
1 lot, Grandby Street
I house. 1 lot 1 out house,
Grandby Street
2 hous-s, 1 lot,
Great Marlborough Street.
1 lot, Great Marlbough St.
1 house, Upper Lane
1 house, Glover Lane,
1 lot, hiver Street,
i lot, Castle Street.
1 house, 1 lIt, 1 out house,
Queen Street
I house. Castle Street
I lot, Hillsborough Street


Re :s.n why Sold.


Thursday. For default in pymrnent
2Uth Dec. of Municipal
1951. Tax, 1950, by:-
at 11 a.;n

Chas. C '. Bellot
A C. Winston
S Mary Babylas
Lmeline Bowman
James Dyer
S st. J.H. Sully Joseph

Johnson John Baptiste
Eloisia John
Kenneth L. Joseph

V. Lamothe

Mati'da Laronde
Bernadette Laroude
S Est Charles Lundy
Mary Maxime
Charles Matthew
,, Marie Rolle

,, ary Serrant
!;:llen Thomas
,, James White.


A B MARIE- '-iu i Pro:cst Marshal.


DOMINICA.
P ii ted at the BULLETIN OFFICE, Roseau,--By Authority


l-'ice of D'i r of
Sale. Sale.










1951 PENSIONS ORD




DOMINICA

ORDINANCE NO. OF 1951.

1 assent

.1951. Governor,

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND FURTHER THE
PENSIONS ORDINANCE. 1944.

(Gazetted 1951)
BE it enacted by the Governor with th. advice and
consent of the Legislative Council of Dominica as
follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the
PENSIONS (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 1951. Short Title
and shall be read as one with the Pensions Ordinance, Ords. Nos.
1944. as amended, (hereinafter referred to as the prin- 9 f 1944
cipal Ordinance.) 10 of 1949
2. Regulation 28 (a) o' the Pensions Regulations, Amendment
1944, contained in the First Schedule to the principal of Regula-
Ordinance is hereby amended by deleting the full stop tion 28 (a,
at the end thereof and adding the following:--
in excess of ten years, until the maximum
of four--hundred--and--eighty seven--hun-
dred--and--twentieths is reached '.
3. This Ordinance shall be deemed to have come Commence-
into operation on the 25th day of September, 1944. ment

Passed this day of 1951.

1480/50 Clerk of the Legislative Council
OBJECTS AND REASONS
The object of this Bill is to correct an omission
from the Pensions Ordinance 1944.
C. ADDISON HARNEY,


21st July, 1951


Crown Attorney.












1951


APP1ROPEIRIATON (1952)
011I1)[NANCE 1951


0111_)


DOMINICA
ORDINANGE NO..... .........OF 1951.

I assent

1951 Governor.
AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE SERVICES OF
THE COLONY OF I)OMINICA FOR THE YEAR EN\I
ING THE 31lT 1)ECEM BER. 1952,


[Gazetted


195-]


I)E IT ENACTED by the governorr with the advice and
consent of the Logislative Council of D)ominica as follows :-
1. This Ordinance mlay be cited as the
APPRO'PRATION (1952) ORDINANCE, 195], Short Title
2. There slall )e and there is hereby granted to His Appropriation
Majesty the King for and during the period from the 1st January,
1952, to the :31st Decembher, 1952 inclusive, the bum of two
million, seven hundreds and forty-nine thousand three hundred
and forty-live dollars, over awn above the sums granted and
provided under the Acts and (Ordinances il force in the Colony,
to hie applied and expended in the'manlner and for the services
set forth ii the Schedule hereto.
:'. The said unmof two million seven hundred and forlty- eSm "argedon
nine thousand three hundred and forty-live dollars, shall be, and the Revenue
same is herelby declared to be charged upon and made payable
from and out of the general l Revenue and tiler funds of the
said Colony.
4. The Financial Secretary of the said Colony is ]hereby Payments how
made
authorized and required from time to time, upon tle order or
warrant of the (Governor, to pay the several sums appropriated ly
and in the said Schedule to tlhe several services therein men-
tioned, as the said order or warrantt shall direct, out of tile
General I'e enue and other funds of the said Colony, without
further order or formality.
Passed this day of December, 1951.


C of' /hr L!/,t/ t P ( ;.


I_ ~_ _~










1951 APPROPRIATION (1952) ORDINANCE, 1951. ORD


SCHEDULE.


SERVICES.


Governor
Legislature
Administration
Agriculture
Audit
Central Housing
Charitable
Education
Electricity
Judicial
Labour
Legal
Medical
Miscellaneous
Pensions ..
Police
Port & Marine
Post Office
Prisons ..
Public Debt
Public Library
Public Works Del
Public Works An
Public Works Ext
Social Welfare
Subventions
Supply Control
Telephones
Treasury


-II

Authority.. .






. ..




..I


'
apartment ..
nually Recurrent ..
traordinary
.. .. ..
. ..


Total Local Expenditure

Colonial Development & Weliare


Total Expenditure


AMOUNT.


$
S6,054
7,236
63,321
130,061
13,336
43,904
40,136
237,076
24,995
41,046
7,293
7,256
229,005
49,733
76,723
193,194
5,446
46,768
37,846
8,127
1,124
56,352
179,200
133,211
1,440
41,737
9,883
37,452
65,164
$1,794,119

$955,226


$2,749,345




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