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Government Notices.

No. 140
THE attention of the General Public
is invited to the scheme for organisa-
tion of relief in the event of a hur-
ricane, which is re-published in this
issue of the Official Gazette.
1. For the purpose of hurricane
-rport and relief, tne Colony shall
be divided into the following four
Hurricane Districts :--
bounded by the jurisdiction of
the Roseau Town Council.
Magisterial District "E" ex-
cluding Roseau.
being-Magisterial District "F".
ing Magisterial District "G.".
2. There shall be a District Hurri-
cane Authority for each District as
follows :-
Roseai Town Council.
the Magistrate, District E."
the Magistrate, District "F".
SDistrict Offieer.
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3. Each District Hurricane Authori-
ty will submit urgently to the Adminis-
trator his first rough Report as soon
as possible after the disaster. The
Report should give such information
as may be considered fairly accurate
and also an opinion as to the extent
of the disaster in those parts of the
district from which there are only
rumours, with an estimate of the pos-
sible requirements in the way of relief.
This report should also give a rough
estimate of loss of life, serious per-
sonal injury, damage to houses and
destruction of food crops and food sup-
plies, and number of individuals ren-
dered destitute.
4. Each District Hurricane Authori-
ty will send in further reports correct-
ing and amplifying the first report and
giving such details as are possible, as
soon as receipt of information justifies
his doing so; and he will continue to
send in daily or periodical reports, as
may be necessary, acting on his own
5. The Officials of each District will
afford the District Hirricane Authority
all the information in their power,
with the least possible delay, in order
that the report may be full and com-
6. In addition to the District Hur-
ricane Authorities, Local Hurricane
Authorities have been appointed as
follows :-
Canefeld, Morne Prosper, Loubiere,
Everton. Trafalgar, etc., Laudat and
Bellevue: The Dean of Roseau and


No. 36


Priests, The Honourable Austin Win-
Pointe Michel: The Parish Priest,
H. P. Celaire, Esquire.
Soufriere and Scott's Head: The
Parish Priest, The Honourable Arthur
S Pemberton. Terrence Etienne, Esquire.
Mahaut arid ,Massacre: The Parish
SPriest.. The Heiad Teacher, Mahaut.
. St. Joseph, Layou and Salisbury:
The Parish Priests, The Head Teacher,
St. Joseph, ayid W.F. Harrison, Esq,
Coulibistrie, Batalie, Morne Rach
ette, eolibaut and Dilbiane: The Par-
ish Priest, The Honourable H. D.
Shillingford, C.B.E.
Grand Bay: The Government Offi-
cer, the Parish Priest, H. Bellot, Es-
quire, and L.A. Casimir, Esquire.
Petite Savanne and Bagatelle: The
Head Teacher, Petite Savanne.
Delices: The Head Teacher.
Laplaine: The Parish Priest, the
Head Teacher.
Rosalie: The Head Teacher.
San Sauveur, etc.: The Parish
Priest, the Head Teacher.
Castle Bruce: The Head Teacher.
Portsmouth and surrounding Dis-
trict: The District Officer.
Vieille Case etc. : The Parish Priest,
B.A. Royer, Esquire.
Wesley: The Parish Priest, James
Henry, Esquire.
Marigot: S.O. Pringle. Esquire, the
Head Teacher.
Hampstead and Calibishie: The
Head Teacher and The k anitary In-
spector, Cal'bishie.
7, These Local Hurricane Authori-
ties will take emergency measures for
affording relief and will report as soon
as possible to the District Hurricane
8. In the event of communication
with the District Hurricane Authority
being difficult or impracticable, the
Local Hurricane Authority will report
direct to the Administrator.
9. Each District Authority, will er
deavour to keep in close touch with
the Local Hurricane Authorities in
the various areas in his District and,
in spite of there being no such vote,
will be justified in expending the
money urgently needed, whether for
special messenger or for food, without
awaiting the Administrator's authori-
ty, up to a limit of 5 for each Dis-
trict. Just as the Administrator will
authorise urgent expenditure in anti-
cipation of being able to justify it to
the Council and Secretary of State, so
the District Authorities may rely on
the refund of the sums they expend
without authority, provided that they

can show that the expenditure was
reasonable and the need for it urgent.
10. The Public who have suffered
loss or damage should apply to the
Local Hurricane Authorities in each
area and not come or send to the
Officials at Roseau.
11. For the further and better or-
ganizing of these measures the fol-
COMMITTEE has been appointed:-
His Honour the Acting ADMINIS-
chairman ,
The Hon. J.O. AIRD,
The Very Revd. the Dean of Roseau,
The Rector, St. Georges Church.
The Methodist Supernmendent
Minister. Roseau.



1. At the beginning of the hurricane
season and generally in tne month of
July, all shutters ana fastenings should
be thoroughly overnauiea anu reiitwed
where necessary. In the case otf e-
tacned shutters idelJirication marks
should be clearly painted on eacn, cor-
responding with Loe number ana ioca-
tion of eacn window.
2. When barring up a house on
indications of ban weather or tne ap-
proach of a hurricane--begin with the
side facing tne direction of the pre-
valing wind, which varies as a rule
from the North-West to NorLh-East.
Should the centre happen to pass over
the island during the period of calm
the north siae should be opened up
and the southern or westerly sides
closed. Very often, however, the
hurricane shifts directly from North-
East to Soutn East with little or no
interval of relative calm, and under
such circumstances it is wise to have
every window securely fastened.
3. For the information of the public
generally it may be stated that a
special nurricale code is in use and
on the indication of a falling barometer
and prevailing hurricane symptoms,
mutual- telegrams are interchanged;
this is supplemented by a voluntary
service by the Cable and Wireless
(West Indies Limited) who have kindly
undertaken to publish daily balrome-
tric and other weather observations
from the observations from the neigh-
bouring islands.
DOMINICA. The following signal,
will be maaefrom Fort Young, Roseau.
as a warning in event of probable ap-
proach of a hurricane or severe gales


One gun or rocket will be fired at
any time of the day or night, and a
red'flag having a black centre will be
hoisted on the signal staff by day, and
a red lantern by night.
Two guns or rockets will be fired in
succession, and two red flags with
black centres will be hoisted by day
and two red lanterns by night.
When the signal is given, steps
should at once be taken to secure pre-
mises on shore and vessels in port
against impending danger,
On improvement of weather condi-
tions after either the Cautionary or
Danger Signals have been made, and
it is considered that the hurricane has
passed Dominica, a blue flag will be
With regard to Portsmouth, the
same signals will apply, the necessary
flags and red lanterns being hoisted
at the Police Station. Portsmouth.
No 141
THE attention of Heads of Depart-
ments is called to the'notice pVblished
in this Gazette regarding Hurricane
Warnings, as they will he held respon-
sible for seeing that the buildings of
their Departments are made as secure
as possible after firing of signals.
9th June, 1952.
No. 154
Applications are invited for the post of
Crown Counsel, British Honduras.
The post is pensionable and carries a
salary in ihe scale of $3,120 x 120-3.6i0
x 150 3.900 E 1. $4.050 x 150-4,2J0..
The point of entry to the scale will de-
pend on the qualifications and experience
of the successful candidate.
When travelling on duty a subsistence
allowance of $3.00 for the first six days
and $,0a day after the first six days, is
The-appointment will he on probation
for two years in the first instance. If the
officer is confirmed in the appointment,
he will be eligible fjr 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 onfirst 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 resident service, with maximum
of 180 days. The length of tour is 2-3
years. Free passages on leave are pro-

vided for the officer and his wife. subject
to the provision of funds annually by the
Legislative Council.
Candidates should be a Barrister at
Law with at least four years practical
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 the
Colonial Secretary, British Honduras to
reach him as soon as possible and in any
event not later than the 30th July. 1952.
4th July, 195-
No. 157
C. A BURTON. Second (Class Clerk,
Telephone Department. with effect from
15th June. 1952.
5th July, 1952
563/52 _
No 158
P st of Financial and Economic
Adviser, Windward Islands.

Consequent on the leave of absence
granted to Vr A. MACL':OD.SMITH. His
Excellency the Governor has been pleased
to appoint Mr. G. E. LUCK. Assistant
-eeretary (Finance and Economics) to
act as Financial and E'onomic Adviser,
Windward Islands. nntil further notice
2 Mr. iUCK assumed his acting
aptipintment -on 10th June, 195".
8th July, 1952.
No. 159
T'H Secretary of State for the Colonies
has approved a free grant of $2 .040 from
funds provided under C. D. & W Act to
meet the cost of the appointment of a
Fisheries Adviser, Wind'vard Islands, for
two years, and to provide funds for the
purchase of fishing gear and tackle for
experimental and demonstration purposes.
His Excellency the Governor lias select-
ed Mr. R. S. R1CK for appointment as
Fisheries Adviser. M r. RACK has recently
corrpleied a twelve month enquiry into
the Blackfish Industry, St. Vincent.
The headqua ters of the Fisheries
Adviser will be in Grenada.
9th July, 1952
400, 52
No. 160
NOTICE is hereby given that Mr WADTiY
ANTHNY ASTAPHAN, of Roseau Dominica.
has applied to His Fxcellency the Goernor
of the Windward Islands Ioi natura'lisa-
t;on., .and that any ,person who knows of
any reason wiy nat.uiralisation should .not


be granted should send a written and
signed statement to that effect to the
Administrator of Dominica.
14th July, 1952
No. 161
JT is notified for general information.
that the Minutes of the Meeting of Ihe
Legislative Council, held on Thursday, the
15th September, 1949. are published with
this issue of the Official Gazette.
9th July, 1952:
By Command,
Gove nment Sec'rttaby.

Departmental and other

THE general public is hereby notified
that an Interim Agricultural Loans Board
has been appointed to administer agrcul-
tural loans financed from public funds
with the primary object of rehabilitating
and or extending the cultivation or ban-
a has.
Forms of Applications for loans may be
obtained from the Secretary Agricultural
Loans Board, Banana Assocation Office.
Roseau or from District Police Stations
and Agricultural Centres
For further particulars application
should be made to the Secretary Agricul-
tural Loans Board, Banana Association
Office, Roseau or any Distict Agricultura l
Chairman Aqricultural Loans Board.
Treasury Department,
8th July, 1952.
IT is hereby notified for general infor.
nation that an Agricultural Loans Board
has been established for the primary
purpose of administering loans financed
from public funds for rehabilitating and
extending banana cultivation.
2 Loans will be made against the
security of the borrower's banana crop.
Crop Advance Warrants will be used if
the borrower is the owner of lands
held under the Title by Registration
Act. In the case of unregistered lands
the borrower will be required to enter
into an agreement with the Board Ten-
ants on estates shall be eligible for loans
provided that there shall be a joint agree-
ment between the Board, the tenant and
the landlord.
3. Loans will be granted for a perio d
not exceeding two years when they shall
become repayable in fall. Repayments
will be made in instalments, each instal.
meant being equivalent to 25% of the
sales value of the borrower's crop. Pay.-
ment of the first installment shall be fixed

by the Board and in any case shall not be
later than 6 months after the granting of
the loan and thereafter from the proceeds
of every sale until the' entire loan with
interest at the flat rate of 5% per annum
is repaid.
4 Recoveries of ihstalments will be
made through the agency of the Dominica
Hanana Association or its licensed buyers.
at present Messrs Antilles Products ,td..
by deduction from sales effected.
5. The Board is empowered at its
discretion to issue loans in kind, e.g.
6. No loan shall exceed 120 per acre
of banana cultivation.
7. In making loans the Hoard shall
have regard in each case to all factors
afetutI I h caIp iitv of toie b iro~ e: to
to repay and :may grant or refuse loans
at its discretion.
8. Ao:lications for loans should be
adidressd Lit the Scretarv Agri, iltual
loans B ar.l. Banana A sociation O.fi'e,
Roseau from whom fortim and further
particulars may be obtained
Ch.tirinmani Agricattu1l. Io.,,s BUwrd

S... N O'T 'C lE '
Trade Marks Office,
19th June, 1952.
LIPTON LIMITFD, of 179 to 189. City
Road. l.ondon. EC England Merchanis
have applied for the regislratimu. f o;ne
trade mark consisting of the following
words and device:

in Class XLII, that is to say, substances
used as food or Ps ingredients in food tea
The applicants claim that they are law-
fully entitled to the use of the said trade
Any person may within three months
from the date of the first appearance
of this advertisement in"the' Dominica
Official Gazette give notice, in duplicate.
at the Trade Marks Office, Dominica of
opposition to the registration of the said
Trade Mark.
Ag. Registrar of Trade Marks
Agent:-G. A. James, Esq.,
Chambers, Roseau.


Office of the Roseau Town Council,
18th April. 1951
At a meeting of the Roseau Town Coun
eil held this day, there were present:-


Hon. C. A. H. Dupigny, Chairman,
Hon. W. H Sweeting.
Dr. H. R Hetherington.
Lt. Col. E,R. Rowbotham,
SMr. J. H. C. Grell.
Mr. Musgrave M.Edwards,
Mr. L. F. C. Royer.
Absent:-Mr. G. A James.
The Labour Officer, Hon. G. Austin
Winston and representatives of the Pas.
senger boatmen were also present.
The Chairman informed the Council
that, in view of a strike on the Bay Front
by the Passenger boatmen, the meeting
had been convened to c'-,nsider the wage
demands made by these men.
He stated that he had received a Pe-
tition from the I'assenger boatmen asking
for an increase on the Tariff of Water
Transport Rates and at a meeting held
that afternoon it was decided to hold a
meeting at the lnray Schoolroom on Mon.
(lay next with a view to fixing new Tariff
states and Charges by ihe Roseau Town
Council under the Jobbers' and Hoatmen's
Amendment Iy-l.aw
D)icing the meeting, a short while after
the above decision wias made. Mr. P. O
Winston cadne in and taid that the Passen-
ger Hoatmen had struck and refused to
go, off to the S&am.tnr t.) la:i the passen-
gers for this port. He went to the Bay
Front and offered the men one shilling
and sixpence for landing each passenger
for to-night, which they refused The
men's de,,anda were I/i duritig the day.
a6id 2/- at night
The Labour Officer, Mr. Winston and a
representative of the Boatm n addressed
the Council.
Dr. HIetherinZton suggested that under
the existing conditions we cannot agree
to any policy. We are face: witn a strike
and cannot agree to anything permanent
any figure agreed to, car only be tempo.
Dr. Hetherington thereupon moved that
the Water T ansport Rates be fixed at 1/6
per passenger during the dby. and 2/- at
night, pending further examination
Mr. Sweeting seconded the motion.
The motion was put to the Voie and
The Council rose.
Confirmed this 18th day of July 1951.
Reoeau Town Council.

Office of the Hoseau Town Council,
18th April, 1961.
At a meeting of the Roseau Town
Council held this day, there were
Hon. C. A. H. Dupigny, Chairman,
Dr. H. B. Hetherington
Mr. J.. H. C. Grell.
Mr. Musgrave M. Edwa:ds

Mr. G. A. James
Mr L. F C Royer,
Absent:-Hon. W.H Sweeting,
Lt. Col. E. R Rowbotham.
A letter from the Secretary, Dominica
Trade Union relative to the increase ot.
wages and charges to the Port workers
was read
:The Chairman informed the Council that
he had received a Petition from certain
Passenger Boatmen asking for[ an increase
in Water Transport rates.
It was decided that a meeting. under
the aegis of the Roseau Town Council be
held at the Imray Schoolroom on Monday.
tne 23rd April, 1961 at: 1) a.m with a view
of fixing new Tariff iates and Charges ty
the lieau Town Council under. he Job-
bers' and Boatmen's Hy-Law No. 4. of
It was also agreed that the following
persons stiouNi be invited to attend tho
i .meeting: -'e Le. uour Odicer, 2 Repre---
seiitatives of the Libour Union, 2 Repte.
sentativfs of tile E npluyers U von, 3
Representatives of tne Shipping Agents,
1 Tally Clerk. 2 Lightermen, 2Stevedores
2 Pass-igejr B )dt nen. 2 Longshore men.'
and anly olter person interested, wh
wouldi.like to give evidence, should give
his name to the Town Clerk not later
than Monday, 23rd April. 1951 at9.3J a,m.
The Chairman infornime about30 Water
front workers who were p sent of the
Couucil's decision They left without
raising any protest
Minutes of the meeting of the Ros-au
Town Council held on tte 2.at March,
1i51 were read and confirmed
Mr., E wards pointed out that the two
crussings over thi. drains.at tile entranices
of Air. Garraway's Wartiousu it Bo.v and
L').g Lanes had been built withouL the
prminission of the Riseau Town Council.
Mr. Elvards m.,ved that the same pro-
cedure which had been .ake.a in connec-
tion with other people who had erected
buildings without permission should be
taken in this instance.
.Vit. Rcyer seconded the motion.
.The matter was discuss-. and it was
decided that th- place should be inspected
and in tne mneant.ime te Resolution
should remain pending until the next
The CGiairman informed the Countil
that he had pro.niied to prepare aSeneme
for taKi'4 ovtr rthe c.ntrolof the Ceme-
teries in rtosea-, but the schern .was not
quite ieady yet.
He also stated tiht the Reverend Fath.
er'lirgmans the D)en of R)seau. had
seen him a'i.l told him that he intend d
oling the paths inside the R'man Catho-
lic Ge'netery. ai' asked wh either the Ro.
seau Town Council would consider oiling
Long Acre. the street leading to the Cem-
etery, at the same time.
The Council agreed that the wo k
should be done.


A memorandum from the Director of
Works was read giving the estimated
cost of laying a two inch pipe line in Bath
It was decided that the work should be
taken in hand as soon as possible.
At this stage Mr. P. O. Winston came
in and informed the Chairman that the
S.S. LYidy Rodney was in p*rt and tl at
the passenger boatmen had refused to
work and had gone on strike.
The Chairman told the Council that he
was going to see what it was all about
and adjourned the meeting sine die.
Confirmed this 18th day of July 1951.
Roseau Town Council.

Office of the Roseau Town Council,
23rd April, 1951.
At a meeting of the Roseau Town Coun.
cil held this day. there were present:-
Hon. C. A. H. Dupigay, Chairman,
Hon. W H Sweeting,
Dr. H. B Hetherington.
Lt Col E. R. Rowbotham.
Mr. Musgrave M, Edwards,
Mr. L F.C. Royer.
Absent:-Mr. J. H. C. Grell,
Mr. G. A James.
The Labour Officer, Representatives of
the Labour Union, and Port Workers
were present. Of the representatives of
the Shipping Agents and Dominica Em-
ployers Union invited, Mr. I. N. Jhilling-
ford was the only one present.
The Chairman informed the Council
that the meeting bad been convened to
consider the state of the present tariff of
porters and watermen on the Bay Front
with a view to fixing new Rates and
He also asked whether the Roseau
Town Council was prepared to hand over
the control of the Bay Front to the La-
bour Union and Employers Union with
the exception of the Passenger boatmen's
The Council resolved itself into a Com-
mittee of the whole Council to consider
the matter.
Mr. Blanchard was asked to give his
views on the general principle of employ-
ment. He outlined the Policy of Govern-
ment in eonnectiod with the price for la-
bour as opposed by the By-Law of the
Roseau Town Council. In reply to a ques-
tion asked, Mr. Blanchard stated that he
did not know how many Port Workers be.
longed to the Labbur Union at present,
there were 145 ih 1948, but today the
bulk of the porters &c did not belong to
the Labour Unionm
Mr. I. N. Shill ngford was asked to
give his views. He agreed that the Ro-
seau Town Counci could be the channel
through which disputes between employ-
ers and Port workers could be settled.

Both parties could place their grievances
to the Council who would act as Arbitr a-
tors and decide.
The Tariff of Jobbers' Charges was
taken up.
Rates for Water Transport was fixed as
Passenger loat Fares
For Boat and Crew with passen-
gers, message or letter to or
from vessel in Roseau Roadstead $0.36
do. after 6 pm to 6 a.m. 49
For every suitcase, by day 18
S ,, night 24
,, Trunk (Wardrobe size)
rot exceeding 8 cu. ft (day) 30
(by night) 36
,, Package exceeding 8 cu. ft.
by day per cu ft. 04
,.,, night 06
,, ,, Bag, basket or similar pkge
(day) 12

(by night) .16
To Coasting Steamer, by day 18
., ,. night 24
Mr. Blancha-d recommended as a corn.
promise that a Committee of the liosCeiu
Town Council be appointed to meet equal
numbers of representatives from the
Dominica Employers Union and the Domi.
nica Trade Union for the purpose of con.
sidering the wage demands made by the
Dominica Trade Unicn on behalf of Wa-
ter front workers. He further suggested
that the recommendations cr decision,:,
as the case may be, of that joint Commit-
tee be submitted to the Roseau Town
The Council agreed to Mr Blanchard's
recommendations and it was decided that
5 Representatives each from the Dominica
Trade Union and Dominica Employers
Union be invited to attend the next ntet-
The meeting was adjourned to Tuesday,
the 24th April, 1951 at 2 30 p m.
Office of the Roseau Town Council,
2-4th April, 1951..
At an adjourned meeting of the Roseau
Town Council held this day, there were
present: -
Hon. C A H. Dupigny,. Chairman
Hon. W. H SweetiL.g
Dr, H. B. Hetherington
Lt. Col. E. R. Rowbotham
Mr. G A James
Mr. Musgrave M. Edwards
Mr. L. F. C. Royer
Absent:--Mr. J. H. C. Grell
Mr. C. G. Phillip, as a member of the
Dominica Employers Union, and also a
large number of Port Workers were pre-
The Chairman informed the meeting that
he understood that.the Dominica Employ.
ers Union, who had been invited to -meet
the Roseau Town Council, along with the

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Domioiea Trade Union, to disuses the
wage demands of the Water pront work*
eTs, had refused to meet the Council and
he also understood that a meeting be-'
tWeen the Employers Union and Trade
Union was being held at Government
Office that saire afternoon in connection
with the same matter.
Mr. C. G. Phillip stated that he attend.
ed the Roseau Town Council meeting as
invited,but knew nothing more of further
Dr. HetheringtOn stated that since the
Dominiea Trade Ueion did not represent
the men, the meeth g could not bear any.
thing from such a body.
Mr. Edwards supported Dr. Hethering.
ton's views.
The Chairman suggested that in the
circumstances. the only thing the Roseau
Town Council could do was to have noth-
ing to do with the control of the Bay
Mr.F.H. A. Jules who was present,
addressed the meeting outlining the me-
thod which he thought.the Roseau Town.
Council should I adopt.
Mr G A James suggested that the
Cdioncil should take evioene from the
men present on the'state of things caus-
ing dissatisfaction among the workers.
Mr. Sweeting and lhr. liHtherington;
suggested that the meeting he adjourned
to a later date pending further eecisior.s
Messrs Clifton Labade and George
Nibbs, speaking on behalf (f the Port
Workers stated that the men would like
the Roseau Town Council to fix the Tat iff
Rates, because at one time about 140
Port Workers belonged to the Dominica
Tiade Union, but today very few. if any
were actual members of that body.
The Chairman stated that besid, s being
MHVer of Roseau. he was also the mem-
ber of the Legislative COuncil represent.
ing the people of Roseau and thought
that he must protect these men because,
as.said earlier, no port woirker actually
belonged to the Trade Utnin t day. He
suggested that's member for Roseau he
would interview thete men and report to
the Council..
The Council agreed.
D-. Hetherington suggested, pending
the decision-of the Council, that all the
items on the Tariff of Jobbers' Charges
Ily-Laws 1945 be increased by 50% as an
interim measure.
The Chairman stated that in view of
certain increases which he understood the
men were already receiving under an
agreement made between certain Employ
ers and the Labour Union he would aug.
gest an immediate increase of 75% ir.
stead of 50% on the Tariff of Jobbers'
Chargeo By-4aw, 1945.;
The meetaig then adjourned to Wednes-
day, 25th 'April; 19i1.at 2.l0 pm.

Office of the Rogeau Town Council,
25th April. 1951.
At an adjourned meeting of the Roseau
Town-Council held this day, there were
presents -
Hon. C. A. H. Dupigny, Chairman,
Hon W H Sweeting,
Dr. if. B. lIetherington,
Lt. ( ol. E R. Rowootham,
Mr. Musgrave i.v. Edwards,
Mr. G. A. James.
Mr. L. F C Royer.
Absent:--Mr. J. H C. Grefl
The Chairman informed the Council
that he met the Port Workers last night
and they expressed the view that the
To-v. Council should fix the T:riff Rates.
The men also toJ hiiin that if the matter
was not ettled today they intended going
on strike toiporiow when the S:eaner ar-
rived. lie had seen the Acting Adminis-
trator that morning, who instructed the
Labour Offic-r to sek the Empiioyes to
meet himN (lhe Chairman )
He stated that he had just had an inter-
view with Mr Ilarrison and Mr. F'oley,
both these gentlemen assure him that
tney could not go beyon'r the 25% increase
offered and were of the opinion that the
Roseau Town Council should leave' tle
matter to be settled between the Labour
Union and tLe IEmnployer|s Union by nego-
tiation Mr. Harrisoin also said that he
had received specific instructions frorl
ihis Company as to what to do in case of a
The Chairman then asked Mr. Lmthlack,
who was present whthter t e? considered
that the Agreement arrived at between
the UnD inica Trade Union and the I'm)l.
nica Employers Union was binding.
Mr Loblack replied in the negative
The Cnairman thereupon asked the
Council whether members,were prepared,
in view of M!. Lobiack's reply, to fix the
Tariff Rates or w lether the .Council in-
tenide*leepi ng out entirely
.,Ait eJ s moved the following Reso.

bs l it is desirable that the rates of
.ioabiLerandl Boatmen be raisbd to meet.
the rie in. ebe cost of living.
tieIt tperefre Resolved that the Town
Council freasonab0e rates to meet p.e-
sent coa.dtions
Mr. Royer. seconded the heolution.
ivir. Swewie ucived that. the R1seau
Town tounci should miot fix the rates and
but instead leave the men free to negoti
ate th ir own 'a-tesa witl their employers"
and that actionibe.taken as early as poUeM'
ble to repeal the rates at present pre'
scribed with thexexception of those deal,
ing with Passenger boatmen.
Dr. I lettering on, .seconded the motion.
Mr, Saeeting'smo.tioi was put to the
Vote and the Voting was as follows--
Noes:- Messrs Royer, Edwards and
Ayes: Messs Sweeting. Rowbotha.n
and Dr. Hletheriangra.

212 "


There being an equality of Votes. the
Chairman explained his position to the
Port Workers present. He stated that
the only thing he could do.was to allow'
the matter to remain in abeyance until
the following day during which time he
would see His Honour the Administrator
and find out Government's policy.
The meeting then rose.
Confirmed this 15th day of July 1951.

Roseau Town Council.
Office of the Roseau Town Council,
2nd May 1951.
At a meeting of the Roseau Town Coun-
cil held this day, there were present: -
Hon C. A; H. Dupigny, Chairman.
Hon:. W. H. Sweeting,
Dr., H. B. Hetherington.
Lt. Col. E. R. Rowbotham,
Mr. J. H. C. Grell,
Mr. G. A. James,
Mr. Musgrave M. Edwards,
Mr. L F. C. Royer.
A letter dated 13th April, 1951 from
Mr. F. H. A. Jules relative to the laying
of a Water Main' in River Street was
It was resolved, that the pipe line be
laid in Bath Road and River Street as soon
as possible.
The Chairman spoke of the position of
the.Town Council's Finances and .pointed
out that Mr. R. M. Green's Gratuity and
one year's slariy to Mr. Potter's next-of-
kin had to be paid.
It was decided to make out an account
for payment of Mr Green's Gratuity and
if funds were not-sufficient to carry on,
an application for an Advance of $4800.00
be made to the Government.
Accounts and Pay Lists passed by the
Finance Committee amounting to $2988.00
were laid on thez table.
On motion of Mr. Royer, seconded by
Mr. James, it was resolved that the ex-
penditure of the sum of $2988.00 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
credit balance of $348.90 on the 31st of
March, 1951.
The Town Clerk's, Meat Inspector's
and Chief Sanitary Inspector's Reports
for the month of March were read.
Terminal Reports of Town Council
Scholarship Holders at the Convent and
Wesley High Schools were laid on the
Applications of Fanny Bernard, Mary
Ann Francis, James Smith, Mary Kelshall
and Frederick Edwards for remission of
Municipal Tax due by them for the cur-
rent year were read.
It was resolved that the applications be
A letter dated 27th April, 1951 from
Mrs Doris Royer applying for the remis.
sion of the Municipal Tax due on the pro.

pe ty of the late Sarah Newman in King
George V Street:
It was resolve that a rebate of 50% of
the amount of the tax be given and that
she be asked how soon will repairs to the
buildings be commenced.
A letter dated 16th April, 1951 from
Miss Lucy A. Giraud applying for a re-
bate of a portion of the tax on her pro-
perty was read.
It was resolved that the Council regret-
ted being unable to grant her application.
A letter dated 14th April, 1951 from Mr
C. O. James complaining about the Con-
crete Cricket Pitch on the Windsor Park
grounds situated immediately behind the
fencing to his property.
It was resolved that the matter be
brought up for consideration in one
month's time.
The Chairman stated that at a meeting
of the Roseau Town Council held on the
25th A pril last at the Imray Fchoolroorm
Mr Sweating moved that the Roseau
Town Council should not lix the rates and
leave tih men free to negotiate their own
rates with their empnyers and that actirn
be taken as early as possible to repI&eal the
rates at present prescribed with the ex-
ceptions of those dealing with l'assenger
.That the mbtion was seconded by Dr.
Hetherington. and that there was an
equality of Votes. As ( chairman lie ie-
frained from exercising his cast g vote.
because he had certain knowledge and
wished to know Government's policy be-
fore doing so.
That he was now prepared to give his
casting vote and would do so in favour of
the motion.
Mr. Grell stated that the Chairman not
having given his casting vote at the met--
ing when the motiiin was mrnde, the mat-
ter was still open for discussion Mr.
Grell said that he was present at this
meeting but had not been pres-nt at the
meeting when the resolution was intro-
Mr. Edwards agreed, with Mr Grell's
The Chairman replied that the Policy
all over the world today is that no labour
rate-s are fixed by law, but are arrived at
by collective bargaining.
Mr. Grell moved that the Chairman's
procedure in this matter was out of order.
Mr. Royer seconded the motion.
The motion was put to the vote and the
voting was as follows:-
Ayes:-Messrs Royer, Edwards, James
and Grell.
Noes:-Lt Col. Rowbotham,. and Dr.
Mr. Sweeting abstained from voting
The Financial Secretary's motion was
then re-opened for discussion.
After much discussion the motion was
again put to the vote and the voting was
as follows:-
Noes:-Messrs Royer, Edwards, James
and Grell.
Ayes:- Lt. Col. Rowbotham, Dr, Hethe-
rington and Mr, Sweeting,


Mr, James withdrew his Resolution.
which he had moved at the meeting htld
on the 25th April. 1951,
The Resolution was as follows:-
Whereas it is desirable that the rates
of Jobbers and Boatmen be raised to meet
the rise in the cost of living.
Be it therefore resolved that the Town
Council fix reasonable rates to meet pre-
sent conditions,
Mr. Edwards moved the following Re-
solution: -
Whereas it has been indicated that it is
the policy of Government that the Roseau
Town Council abstain from taking any
action in the matter of the fixing of rates
and charges for licensed workers, except
passenger boatmen, on the water front.
Be it resolved therefore that, this Coun-
cil requests the Administration to outline
its policy with regard to the fixing of
rates and charges on the water front.
Mr. James seconded the Resolution.
Toe Resolution was put to tile vote and
the voting was as follows:
Ayes: Messrs. R.)yer. Edwards, James
tn I Grall.
Noes: -Lt. Col E.R. Rowboiham. Dr
Hetherington and Mr Sweeting.
The Chair, an stated that His Honour
the Administrator hail buggested that he
should make an appeal to tne Port Work.
ers asking them to return to work or
make a statement in the local press He
asked whether ihe Council would direct
him to make such an appeal t: these men.
Doling the discus-ion Messrs, Royer
and Edwards left the meeting
It was decide' if that the Labour Officer
through His Ionrur the Administrator be
asked to make public a report on the
Strike Situation
A letter dated lith Aptil. 19'1 from
Miss Augustive de I'eitas referred to her
recent apilicalion to elect a building in
Cross Street and to utilize the existing
wooden house, and app it d for permi.siion
to i rect the building entirely of concrete'
blocks and to remove the wooden house
from the lot.
It was resolve that her application be
The following appli alien was reconm-
mended to the Central Authority:
Antilles Products Lid. To erect a
Garage and Petrol Storage room in Back
The Council rose.
Confirmed this 18th day of July 1951.
Chair mun
Roseau Town Council.
Applications are invited for the post of
Crown Lands Inspector. Department of
Agriculture and Forestry, Dominica.
B.W.I. on the following terms and con-
ditions: -

Duties: The Crown Lands Inspector
will be required to undertake duties
in connection with the sale of Crown
Lands, settlement of land disputes
and squatter control under a scheme
for control of Government lands
Emoluments: Salary in the scale $1920 x
$120-$2400 and a Cost of i giving
Allowance of 20% of salary. The
point of entry to the scale will depend
on the qualifications and experience
of the successful candidate. Subsis-
tence Allowance at the rate of $3 60
per. night when ivo kingaway from
assigned headquarters.
Transport Allowance at current rates
according to local Itegulations for
maintenance and use of a motor
vehicle tor the performance of official
Coilduitmns of Appointmne'I: The post is
under a t'ol.,n;al Development and
Welfare Scheme, and is not pensiona-
ble Appointment willbeon contract
for the period commencing from dame
of appointment to 31st March, 195;i.
with right to terminate on either side
after three months notice. It s sub-
ject to toe Colonial Regulations a;,d
local General Orders in, force. Free
passages are provided to take u;i
appointment and on satisfactory cnm-
pleiion of contract.
Leave irtaccordance with local regular.
tions Leave passages are not pro-
vided. A single mai would be tire
Qu'rtefi: Housing is not provided.
Applications stating qualifications and
accompanied by two recent testimonials
arid eif-re tes should beaddrs:-d to
the t'sItblishment Off'cer. Government
Office, R.,seau Dominica. B W.I
Applications from members of the
Government Service of any Colony should
be tra snmitted through the Officer
Admiinisttring tie Government of that

Applications are invited for the post of
Senior Conservation Instructor. Depart-
ment of Ag culture and Forestry, Dom-
inici, I.W.l., on the following teems and
Daties: TheSeniot Conservation Instruc-
tor will be requ red to carry out. fi&.l
inspection of Crown Lands and to
supervise soil conservation works
throughout the Island.
,Emoloinmett: Salary at a consolidated
rate of $1920 per annum, Cost of


Living Allowance having been calcu
lated in fixing this rate.
Subsistence Allowance at the rate
of $3.60 per night when working
away from assigned headquarters.
Transport Allowance at current
rates according to local Regulations,
if required to maintain means of.
Conditions of Appointment: The post is
under a Colonial Development and
Welfare Scheme, and is not pensiona-
ble. Appointment will be on contract
for the period commencing from date
of appointment to 31st March, 1966,
with right to terminate on either side
after three months notice. It is sub-
ject to the Colonial Regulations and


Y, JULY 14, 1952
-- fi

local General Orders in force.
Free passages are provided to take up
appointment and on satisfactory cornm
pletion of contract. Leave in accor-
dance with local regulations. Leave
passages are not paid.
A single man would be preferred,
Quarters: Housing is not provided.
Agplications stating qualifications and
accompanied by two recent testimonials
and references should be addressed to the
Establishment Officer, Government Office,
Roseau. Dominica, B.W.1
Applications from members of the Gov.
ernment Service of any Colony should be
transmitted through the Officer Adminis-
tering the Government of that Colony.


Avocado Pears 24c. per plant
Black Pepper 6c. per plant
Banana Suckers 6c. per sucker
Cacao 10c. per plant
Cloves $2 ,per 100
Coffee $2 per 100 (Estates) $1 per 100 Peasants
Coconuts Dwarf 24c., per plant
Sugar Cane cuttings 72c. per 100
Limes & Citrus 20c. per plant (Estates) 6c. Peasants
Mangoes (all varieties) 48c. per plant
Nutmegs $2 per 100
Yams 4c. per lb.
Calopogonium 6c. per lb.
Horse Beans, 3c. per lb
Kudzu .6c. per lb'
Tephrosia seed 24c. per lb.
Tonka Beans 1$2 per 100
Vita peas 12c. per lb.
Fodder Grasses Free
Agricultural Superintendmen
Department ofjAgriculture,
17th June, 1952.
N. B.-These prices are effective as from 11th June, 1952.




-----E---- *,
AT a meeting of the Legislative.Council of Dominica held this
Acting Administrator
The Honourable ELWIN LLOYD ST. BERNARD, Acting
Crown Attorney
The Honourable ARTHUR PEMBERTON, M'ember for the
Southern District
The Honourable Mrs. ELMA NAPIER, Member for the Eastern
The Honourable GEORGE AUSTIN WINSTON. Member for the
Western District
The Honourable TYRELL MICHAEL BERTRAND, Member for
the Northern District
Nominated Member
The Honourable JAMES OTTO AIRD, Second Nominated
Nominated Member
Member for Roseau
The Meeting was opened with prayer.
The Minutes of the meeting held on 10th December, 1948,
having beeri previously circulated to members were taken as read
and confirmed.
The Member for the Western District found fault with the
late circulation of the Minutes. He said that the minutes should
not be submitted later than three months after the holding of a
meeting, and claimed that members could not check after such a
long interval of time had elapsed.
The Third Nominated Member suggested meetings be held
quarterly which would preclude the question of minutes being sub-
mitted after a year had elapsed.
The President reminded members that at this stage no debate
was allowed except as to proposed amendments to the minutes.
S. R. & 0. No. 31 of 1949 was laid on the Table by the Acting
Crown Attorney.
The Report of the Principal Auditor on the accounts of Domi-
nica-for 1947 was laid on the Table by the Acting Treasurer.
The Acting Treasurer gave notice of his intention to moved
the first reading of the Bill entitled :-


"An Ordinanc4 ft*rth'er toyati id the Customs Ilnportaapd ExiE
port Tariff Consolidation Ordinance, 1930."
On the Mnotion of the Acting Treasurer, seconded by the Act-
ing Crown Attorney, a Bil) entitled 'AA Ordinance further to
amend the Customs Import and Export Tariff Consolidation Or-
dinance, 1930" was read a first time.
The President pointed out that after the first meeting, accord-
ing to Rule 52 of S.R, & 0. No. 57 of 1940, the Bill must be pub-
lished and gazetted before any further readings could be proceed-
ed with. The Bill, however, became law after the first reading
in accordance with Ordinance Nb. 1 of 1918.
Hud-ro.Ele.ctrie Agreement.
Tne President reminded members that at the last meeting he
had intimated that he was awaiting a letter fiom the Colonial
Office which contained certain proposed amendments to the Hydro-
Electric Agreement. He had received the letter and found that
most of the proposed amendments had already been incorporated
in the Agreement. He felt the other amendments were minor
and said that Clause "q" had been reinstated as Clause "r". He
suggested that members take their old agreement and compare it
with the new agreement, whilst he read out the amendments to
(The Member for Roseau came in and took his seat.)
The Member for the Westera District was,of the oi;;inion that
bcfere g&iig into the question of amendments the despatch from
the Secretary of State should first be read. By taking the amend-
ments first, it negatived the despatch which the Legislative Coun-
cil had requested should be sent to the Secretary of State. lie
said there was a constitutional.way of approaching issues of:this
kind and desired that His Honour followed the natural constitu-
ticnal method. The Legislative Council had asked for certain in-
formation, and a reply had been received, it was thereforelogical
that the reply be placed before the Council prior to any other eon-
sideration connected with the HydroElectric Agreement.
The President explained that he: was simply pointing out cer-
tain amendments which he had told .members at the previous
meeting he had expected to receive and intended taking the Secre-
tary of State's reply after.
Members saw no objection to his reading out the amendments.
first and the President proceeded to do so.
The President then informed members that the following tele-
gram had been received from the Secretary of State as a result of
the request made by, the Third Nomidated Member at the last
meeting :-
"Your telegram 475. Dominica RBad Programme and
Corporation Projects.
You may issue denial that any intention was expressed here
to withdraw road programme unless Corporation's agreement
were accepted on Gdrporation's terms.
In view of success of Roddam's visit and satisfactory na-
ture of Arrowsmith's talks with Gorporation here it appears
that Agreement can be reached to mutual satisfaction of Cor-
poration and Dominica. This should facilitate early imple-
mentation of full development plan including road.programme.
I' have under consideration first 5,000 instalment of pro-
Trust this information will enable you to reassure Coui-,
cil and explain matter to those personally concerned with the
statement mentioned."


The Third Nominated Member said though he welcomed the
assurance from the Secretary of State, he still had reason to be
skeptical. The statement made by the Member for the Eastern
District and the implication made by His Honour Mr. Arrowsmith
to another member of Council were convincing facts..
The Member for the Western District was in full agreement
with the Third Nominated Member. He said it was most unfor-
tunate that he could not put full confidence in the announcement
made by the Secretary of State. The statement made by the
Member for the Eastern District in itself was convincing, but
when strengthened by statements from other persons who are in
a position to know the intentions of the Colonial Office, it was un-
fortunate that members must accept the announcement made by
Colonial Office and look at it with the view that proper procedure
had been followed As he had already told the Member for the
Eastern District, it was never the intention of the Council to
doubt the statements made by her, but the Council was interest
ed to know what the re ponse of the Secretary of State would be-
He was of the opinion that the reply which the Secretary of State
sent had a significant bearing upon what Mrs. Napier wrote to
members. The words "this should facilitate early implemanta-
tion of full development plan including road programme" inferred
that it was the intention of Colonial Office, if Colonial Development
Corporation's terms had not been accepted, to block all road deve-
lopment. He expressed his gratitude to the Member for the
Eastern District who gave them an insight as to how the Secre-
tary of State's Department of His Majesty's Government meant to
deal out t West Indians.
The Member for Roseau exp, essed dissatisfaction at members
attacking the Secretary of State unnecessarily. He said that'
Dominica's position had been brought from time to time before
the Secretary of State, and one of its chief needs was roads. They:
had succeeded in impressing upon the Secretary of State that
.350,275 were needed for Road Development, but the Secretary
of State was convinced if roads were just built and no develop-
ment followed the roads, the last stage would be worse than the
first. It took money to maintain roads and Dominica would there-
fore find itself in a w-rse position. It was therefore obvious that
in order to have these roads development must go side by side,
and where was the development to come from when there was
not sufficient capital to carry out development. The Secretary of
State therefore decided that he would give money for road deve-
lopment and the Colonial Development Corporation would give
money for developing the island. To him it was as clear as day-
light. The Secretary of State would not be prepared to give
Dominica 50, -'5 to further burden it but was only prepared to
give it as long as there was the possibility of development. He
said that a telegram had been sent to the Secretary of State pro-
testing that members should be compelled to accept Colonial De-
velopment Corporation if they wanted road development pro-
gramme to go through and requesting that the two things should
stand separately.
He was of the opinion that although the Secretary of State's
reply was somewhat in the negative, if one read the reply care-
fully, he would see the Secretary of State had not denied what
Mrs. Napier wrote to say. The Member for Roseau declared that
the Secretary of State had no intention to force things on Domi-
nica but members had to be reasonable. The Secretary of State
did not expect Colonial Development Corporation's terms to be
accepted unconditionally, certain amendments could be suggested,
such as, franchise too long, clause to limit, profits, etc., which
would be taken into consideration by the Colonial Office. The
whole matter was < pen to discussion, but if Colonial Development
Corporation was turned down point blank, the Road Development
Plan might be withdrawn. The Secretary of State was not pre-
pared to bind himself.


The Member for the Southern District said that members
could be partially satisfied with the reply from the Secretary of
State. As far as he could see it, Colonial Development Corpora-
ion had to be accepted but certain modifications could be suggest-
ed which would be considered. He said that Dominica was in
need of bothroad development and Colonial Development Corpora-
tion development and he would really like to see the final agree-
ment come to terms. He was, however, a bit perturbed over the
last sentence of the third paragraph of the Secretary of State's
cable: "I have under consideration first 5,000 instalment of pro_
gramme." He feared that those words might have been put as a
palliative, as no such information had been asked tor.
The President explained that two cables had been sent to the
Secretary of State-one dealing with the denial and the other .ith
road programme, hence the further explanation.,
The Member for the Eastern District thanked members for
their belief in the veracity of her statement. She said that she
believed the Colonial Development Corporation was the best thing
possible for Dominica and she hoped that everything would go
through. Road Development and Colonial I)evelopment projects
were both one vast scheme which should be considered favour-
ably. It was her opinion that Mr. Arrowsmith deserved very
great thanks as he had done a g'od job for Dominica. He took the
line that unless the British Government was prepared to invest
money Dominica would not be able to see its way, and she sup-
ported him the best she could. She also felt that the British Goi -
eminent was doing a very. good job for Dominica, and members
should not allow the opportunity to go.
The Member for the Northern District Paid he welcomed what
had been said by the Member for the Eastern District. He said
as Dominica was a grant-in-aid Colony, Colonial Office had the
management of its affairs and if members teased the Secretary of
State by getting something or the other to deter the Colonial De-
velopment Corporation which was to help Dominica, the island
would be left to fall into the ditch for good. He therefore suggest-
ed that the agreements be considered step by step
The terms of the Agreements as amended were gone into
clause by clause.
The Member for the Western District enquired whether an
Estate Owner could not supply the village near him with electric
The Membor for Roseau explained that from a legal point of
view no one could supply any body but himself with electric light-
ing power. If the Government realized that certain villages re.
quired light they could call upon the Corporation to supply it.
The Third Nominated Member brought up the question of the
Parish Priest in St. Joseph who owned a small electric plant, and
supplied St. Joseph free with light during the hours he ran his
plant. He wanted to know whether the Parish Priest could accept
a small contribution from the people to defray the cost of running
the plant so as to enable them to get lights during the hours when
he had no need for electric power.
The President was of the opinion that the Parish Priest would
not be prevented. It was only to avoid competition that objections
were raised against a second party supplying electric power in,
The Member for the Western District brought up the question
of control by Government with regards to rates in the contract.
He said that it had been brought up at the meeting with Mr.
Roddarn who explained that it just could not be considered as pro.
jects of that nature did not bring in great profits. The Member


informed the House that he had been given a petition signed- by
certainresponsible members of the communityy asking that the
question be brought.up again. Its main contention is that the
hydro-electric scheme was a general utility scheme and that the
minimum rate possible should be charged for electric power,
The petition read as follows :-
tSr15th September, 190A
Sir, .
As sponsors of- the petition against the terms and conditions
of the proposed agreements with the C.D.C. for generation of
hydro-electric power and the packing of fruit, we have the hon-
o ir to ask you to be so good as to record our solemn protest
against the omission from the final agreement, in respect of hydro-
electricity, of specific provisions for the limiting of the profits to
be derived from this undertaking
In an interview granted by us by Mr. Roddam who was act-
ing as agent for the Corporation we were to d that the Corpora-
tion would on no account be prepared to consider the application
of such a limit as it would remove from the management of the
undertaking the incentive to strive for efficiency and greater
-profits We understand that Mr. Roddam advanced the same
reason when the matter was raised at a meeting on the same day
with Members of the Finance Committee and Executive Council:
We considered this reason to be blatantly specious but Mr.
Roddam was adamant and we could go no further with the matter.
We now learn from the publication of the first Annual Report
of the C.D.C. that the Corporation does not in-general accept an
ipper limit of profit on its undertakings because of the need to
offset failures on unsuccessful. ventures; but that in exceptional
circunmt'mc",s it may agree to such a limitation.
This policy with its proviso must have been well known to
Mr. Roddam when he was carrying, out his negotiations in this
island and his great care in screening the truth from us does not
help to engender confidence in the dealings of the Corporatipn.
We feel that the hydro-electricity merits Ihe special treat-
ment provided for in exceptional circumstances by its very nature
as a public wzility How exceptional is this project so far as the
Corporation is concerned may be judged from Mr. Roddam's own
statement when he informed our delegation that it was not the
policy of the Corporation to undertake public utilities but that
they were making a departure in this special case.
But a weightier consideration is the fact that it is an accept
ed principle in even the most capitalistic states that it is immoral
to mulct the public of heavy profits in the operation of private
utilities. In the United States of America it is a criminal offence
for companies to derive greater profit than 6% in public utiiiy 4y
undertakings while in Great Britain public utilities have been rn-
moved from the realm of private profit making and naticnalised.
We feel it grossly unfair that while the public of Great Bri-
tain is protected in the matter of public utilities, a struggling
colonial people is denied similar rights by the Corporation which
declares its readiness to accept less profits than private concerns.
We do not prupose to ask Honourable Members to seek any
further deferment of the conclusion of the present agreement.
We have come to realise that Members are placed in a highly in-
vidious position in thismatter. High official quarters by various
means have, created a background for these negotiations in which
the spectre of a roadless, abandoned Dominica is ever present,
We know that there will be denials today that any spirit of
coercion, surrounds the advent of C. D. C for this, if uncovered
would hardly add to the lustre of British colonial administration


and would justify the allegation that C. D. C. is merely the
"Nationalisation of Exploitation."
But we have come to share the fears of Honourable Members
that the spectre may materialise and we merely desire that the
occasion shall not pass unmarked by a formal protest as a prelude
to action at a later stage.
For the public can rest assured that every endeavour will be
made to represent our case in the highest places through the pro-
per.-hannels. We do not intend to rest in this matter until the
injustice to the people of Roseau has been righted. -
We have the honour to be,
Your obedient servants,
Hon. Austin Winston, M.L.C.
The Member felt there were grounds for complaints and as\-
ed His Honour to request the Colonial Development Corporation
to review the rates and make them more in keeping with the cost
of the power supplied especially as electric lighting is considered
essential in the life of a community.
The Member for the Northern District was not in favour and
said that the petition should not be considered at all as it would
merely to defer the agreement further, and furthermore it had not
been signed by any representative of the Northern, Eastern,
Southern or Western Districts.
The President informed the Member for the Western District,
however, that the petition would receive due consideration.
The Acting Crown Attorney, seconded by the Acting Trea-
surer, moved the ratification of the Hydro-Electric Agreement
between the Government of Dominica and the Colonial Develop-
ment Corporation.
The motion was put to the vote and all members were in fa-
vour. The Member for Roseau, however, abstained from voting.
Cold Storage Agreement.
The President informed the Third Nominated Member that
he had cabled the Colonial Development Corporation asking whe-
ther the Packing Shed could be incorporated in the Cold Storage
Agreement and that the following reply had been received:
"Your telegram of 2nd September. To ensure clarity we
desire to separate Agreements for Cold Storage and Citrus
Packing Plant but have no objections to former being de-
ferred until latter negotiated so that both may be signed
The Third Nominated Member said that he was of the opinion
that the Cold Storage, Ice-Making and Packing Shed should all
be worked out as one unit. He explained that the Ice-Making
Plant would work at a very great profit whereas the Packing Shed
would make little or no profit at all and consequently it would be
decidedly advantageous to work all three units as one, which was
how the existing plant was operated. He said that he thought a
lot of Mr. Roddam's brains and the mere fact that he wished the
agreements separated was clearly indicative that some advantage:
would be gained by the Corporation.
The Member for Roseau, however, was not in favour of -the



incorporation of the three units. He said as representative of the
people of Roseau and as Mayor he objected most strenuously to
the incorporation of the agreements. He pointed out that the
Legislative Council members for the country parts of the island
*outnumbered the representative for Roseau and as the Govern-
:ment should protect the minority seeing that no majority take ad-
vantage over a minority, he called on His Honour to protect the
rights of the people of Roseau. He explained that for years the
Ice-Making Plant had been making a profit and the people of
Rostau, thebchief consumers of ice, have had to pay exorbitant
prices for ice, while the profit made from the ice had been going
to subsidize the. Packing Shed, the main users of which were
planters from the country districts. He therefore objected to the
suggestion by the Third Iominaied Member, that the Packing
Shed should be incorporated in the Ice-Making Plant as he could
-not s,- why the people of Roseau should continue to subsidize the
Packing Shed so long is the country people refused to contribute
Indirectly to the improvement of Roseau.
The President asked whether the members were in agree-
rm nt with the consideration of theCold Storage Agreement being
-deferred so that it could be considered together with the Packing
-Shed. Members were in agreement.
The Acting Ti easurer informed members that it was with very
much regr' t he fou d it necessary to put in his resignation as
Fila cial Secr-tary. He had .come to Domlnica with very high
hopes of being able to pull his weight and make a contribution
to the.development of Dominica, but unfortunately he had not
appreciated, ,I A.s full extent, the conditions under which he
-would have to work and that after very careful thought he consi-
dered that it would be far better for him to resign. He said that
he had bten appointed to re organize the Treasury and he had
made certain recommendations to that end which would be put
before members shortly. He requested their earnest con-idera-
tion of these proposals as he was convinced that the Treasury
would rise high in their esteem- if his recommendations were put
into force. He desired that his sincere thanks be recorded for the
great kindness and consideration he had received from every one
he had met. The task that had been set him was not an easy one
and it was his very deep regret that he was unable to cope with
The Third Nominated Member deplored the resignation of the
Financial Secretary. He had met him for a very short time and
esteemed his qualities very highly. He feit he was an asset to
Dominica and it was a great disappointment to lose such a nran.
He could only lay it to the modesty of the Financial Secretary
when he said that the job was impossible for him to cope with and
not to lack of necessary qua ification as he had stated.
The Member for the Western District also expressed his re-
gret at the Financial Secretary's resignation.
On the motion of the Acting Crown Attorney seconded by the
Acting Treasurer, the Council adjourned, sine die.
Clerk of the Council
Confirmed this 24th day of November, 1949.
Acting Administrator.


THE following results of the Colonial Small-Bore Matches, 1951, are published
for general information.

Teams of eight, 20 shots each competitor, 10 each at two 25 yards

H.P,S. 1600 pe
1. Jamaica

2. Trinidad

(The Challenge
S. CocKing 100
K.D. De Casseres 100
G.E. Wadington 99
B.N. Cridland 100
(Eight Medals)
E.L. Johnson 100
C.T.D Springer 100
P.L. Agostini 99
W.G. Cooke 99

Cup and
100 200
100 200
100 199
97 197

100 200
99 199
98 197
98 197

eight medals)
N L. Read
M.A. Williamson
A.N. Saunders
B Machado

J.P. Summers
C.E Wilson
L.C. Allcock
C.J. Hilton

Match cards,

98 99 197
98 98 196
99 96 195
97 97 194
99 98 197
99 91 196
98 97 195
97 97 197

3. Kenya 157'
4. Falkland Islands 1527
5. Barbados 1524
6. Northern Rhodesia 1514
7. Bahamas 1483
8. Dominica 1479
9. Singnapore 1455
10. Aden 1438
11. St. Helena 1:174
12. Tanganyika 1367
13. Mauritius 1328
14. Sierra Leone 1273
15. Gibraltar did not shoot.
Cards not received: Uganda, Cyprus, Basutoland and Malaya.
Teams of eight, 20 shots each competitor, 10 each at two 25 years Tin-Hat cards.
H.P.S. 1600 points.
1. Kenya (The Challenge Cup and eight medals) 1545
J.A. Orchardson 100 98 198 R. Codgreve 96 95 191
C M Y. Trotter 99 98 197 A.S Ker 96 95 191
W. Marks 99 95 194 H.J. Condon 96 94 190
A.N, Vincent 98 96 194 G Scales 96 94 190
2. Uganda (Eight Medals) 1501
M. Marjan 99 98 197 C. Pellett 94 93 187
Cpl. G.W. @uma 100 97 197 W.E. Bruce 93 91 184
H.E. Davenport 100 95 195 D.S Le Poidevin 93 89 182
H.C. Buluma 96 91 187 Dvr. Khaminsi 87 85 172
3. Malta 1499
4. Jamaica 1495
5. Singapore 1 99
6. Zanzibar j384
7. Mauritius 1342
8. St. Vincent 1239
9. Sarawak 1207
10. Sierra Leone 924
11. British Guiana did not shoot.
Cards not received: Cyprus, Malaya, Tanganyika and Northern Rhodesia.
1. Jamaica (Four Medals) 690
B. Machade 46 46 43 42 177
K. D. De Casseres 45 45 43 43 176
W.B. Browne 46 45 41 40 172
J.G Machado 45 41 41 38 165
2. Gibraltar (Four Medals) 549
F/Lt. J.H.D, Hood 39 39 38 35 151
F/Lt. L.S. Alden 43 36 36 34 149
S/Ldr. L.D. Vickery 37 35 34 31 137
Cpl Robinson 35 32 25 20 112

3. Tanganyika
4. St. Vincent
Cards not received: Trinidad.
19. 6. 52.

did not shoot.


Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings thereon, and Caveats, for the
week ending the vlst day of June, 1962.

Date of Reue n Pr Nature of Request whether for Certificate
Date of Request Person Presenting. of Title or Noting thereon, or Caveat.

Request dated Elias Nassief Request for the issue of a New Certificate
Tlst Juue, 19SI by his Solicitor of Title (with plan attached) in respect of
Presented Clifton A. H. Dupigny that piece or parcel of land known as
21st June, 1952 Geneva and Nelson's Rest Estates situate
at 19 30 p.m. in the Parish of St. Patrick in the Colony
of Dominica, containing 1421 323 acres and bounded as follows: -On the North by land of
Freeman Morsn, Son Lafleur, Edmond Lavinier. Dupigny Dosobeye, Stella Jean Julles
Cina Raphael, Edney Henderson, Coolie Homo, George Pinard, Charles Desobeye, Davis
Baron, H. St Hilaire. William Joseph, J P. Henderson, Johnny Fcvri,-r, A.C. Shillin ford;
East by land of Hamilton Daniel and others (Book L fol 35), Hylton Defoe and others (Book
K folir 114), Margaritta Leger, The See, The Roman Catholic Church, The Dominica Church
Council Book L tol 26): West by land of R S Bellot, Crown land, John Baptiste Jarvis,
A lcendor Alexander Joseph, Ge rge Brown, Octave Henderson. lioyd Casimir, Eliontine
Thomlis Leslie Warrington, Enrod Athenaze, Luke St. Luce, John Baptiste Jarvis, Lucy
Tho,ml, H ,ward St Luce, George Andrew, P. E John Lewis, Camilia John Lewis, Crown
land, N. C I D. C ,ocrnan and Liberty Estate; South by Berricoa Ravine separating it from
laud of Berricoa Villg, namely fr.ma land of J. P. Henderson, Pemberton Henderson, Beni,
John lRoe. Iayland St. Luce, Simon Cuffy, Donald Fregist, Reachal Bellot, Letham Casimir,
Charles Warrington, lelthanie Marryfield. Diety Pierre, Clarita Cnarles, Charles Dangleben.
W.,lly Denis. Angeline Jhn Lewis, Julia Bedminister. Ray Fountain, Agatha Aleianderl
Adoptin Mark A. Laurent and by land of Emrod Leatham. Marie St Thomas, Joseph Pierre,
Letham Casimir, Wally Eliae, Heirs of Charles Eugene, aud Heirs of Thomas Loblack.

Registrar's Office. A. B. MARIE,
Roseau. Ag. Registrar of Titles.
93rd June. 1I!S
NOTE.-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Certificate of Title on the
above auopieation may enter a Caveat in the above Office within four weeks from the date
of tie first appearance of the above Schedule in the Official Gazette and the Dominica
Chronicle newsoaner published in this Island.

-0- -
Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Nntings thereon, and Caveats, for the
week ending the 28th day of June. 1952.

Date of Request. Person Presenting. Nature of Request, whether for Certificate
of Title or Noting thereon, or Caveat.

Request dated L Rose and Company Request for the issue of a New Certifi-
@Sth June, 1952. Limited cate of Title (with plan attached) in re-
Presented by their Solicitor spect of the Soutriere Estate situate in
25th June, 1959, Clifton A. H Dupigny the Parish of St Mark, in the Colony of
at 3 30 p m. Dominica, containing 477 acres, I rood and
9 perches and bounded as follows:-Northerly by Bete Rouge Estate, Tho lands of The Heirs
of Percy Olivacce, The Heirs of Joseph Bernard Lewis, Church property and Dwelling Site;
Easterly.by,a cliff, lands of The Heirs of Adnet Tavernier, Joseph Augustine, The Heirs of
Thomas Morris, Madam Toussaint, Bois Cotelette Estate, Church property, land of Heirs of
Percy Olivacce, Dwelling Site, Arthur Pemberton, Leontine J. Nicholas, Wilson Joseph, Olga
Gachette; Westerly by the Three Chains, land of Victor Etienne, Arthur Pemberton, Leon-
tine J. Nicholas, Wilson Joseph, Olga Gachette. Dwelling Site; Southerly by lauds of O' 'rien
John Lewis, Olga Gachette, Nicholas Nicholls, Elesine Felix, Wingfield Estase, Bois Cotelette
Estate and Morne Patate Estate.

Registrar's Office, A B. MARIE,
Roseau. Ag. Registrar of Titles.
26th June, 1952.
NoTE.-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Certificate of Title on the above
application may enter a Caveat in the above office within four weeks from the date of the firse
appearance of the above Schedule in the Oficial Gazette and the Dominica Chronicle
newspaper published in this Island.

"-1 ,

225 '.-*c/


23rd June, 1952.


THERE will be sold by Public Auction at the Customs House, Roseau, at 2.80
p.m. on Thursday, the 24th July, 195Ipth .f4lowrint uelaimed goods as follows:
Dominica Trade & Revenue Act f949 Section 27 (4) '

Marks & Nos.


May 16

May 13

,, 13
S 9

April 4

April 3
April 1

March 29




Nov. 27


E. Co.
E. E G & Co.

H. W. L.
J. G.
J. A.
J. G. & Co. 328
A.A Baron & Co.
E Meade


J.L.B. &Co 20887
J.R H.B./125
J.R H. B. & Co.
J R.H.
V.L. )
J.R.H.R. 1/12
J R.H.B &Co.

P 15839/43
A,K. & Co. 2162
A K, & Co. 2162
A.K. & Co. 494
J.G. & Co. 7149
Barclays Bank
Jas Garraway & Co.
J.L,.B. 29
J.LB. & Co.
J.L.., & Co.
J.R,H..B & Co.
J.R.H.B &Co.
H.C 6.
1534 (in a diamond)

By Whom londed

Financial Secy.

Financial Secretary.

Printed at the BULLETIN OFFICIs. Roseau.--By Authority

1 case Umbrellas

4 Cases Confectionery
5 Ctns. Hollnware
2 Cases Hardware
1 Crate
2 Cases Crdwn Corks
24 Ctns Sardines
50 Ctns Skimmed \ilk
1. Bale Cotton Piece Goods
5 Ctns. Cigarettes
1 Box Personal Effects
32 Loose lyres
3 Hales .M: tor Cycle
Tyre< and Tubes
6 Bdles. Motor Covers
4 Tubes
12 Cases Cigarettes
10 Ctns Gin

1 Crate Galvanised Bisins
Z5 5(tn Canned Fish
19 (as4-s Dried Fruit
25 Cases Butter
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8 Ctns.
25 Ctns. Sardines
12 Baies Stationery
2 Crates Mowers
1 Bundle
3 Ctns Ic6 cream Freezers
1 Chest Confectionery
5 Cases Glassware
1 Case Wire nails
4 Cases ,,
7 Cases ,.
1 Ctn. Cotton I'. Goods

I Ctn Girdles
I Case Footwear
2 Crates Enamelware
1 Crate l*ryilg 'Pans
2 Cases Writing Ink
1 Cast
2 Crates Enamelware
4 C/s. Biscuits

1 Crate Dunlopilo
I Chest Sugar Confectionery
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