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2 20 OCT 1952


D .

Dominica.


Official Gazette.

t i bli gb e b yp autt 0ritp.

VOL. LXXV ROSEAU, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER'29; 1952. No. 50

Government Notices.

No. 170
REPOSSESSION OF ALIENATED CROWN LANDS

Is the Supreme Court of the Windward Islands and Leeward
Islands Dominica Circuit.
IN the Matter of the Forest, Soil and Water Conservation
Ordinance, 1946.
And
SIN the Matter of the Title to the Stonehill l-state situate in the
Parish of St, Joseph in the Colony of Dominica.
ELIZABETH II. By the Grare of God of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British
Dominions beyond the Seas Queen, Defender of the Faith.
To all persons claiming an interest in thelandsand tenements hereinafter described.
WHEREAS it has been made to appear to Us that the Stonehill Estate situate
in the Parish of St. Joseph in the Island of Dominica, containing 200 acres 1 rood is
unoccupied since 1914, and there is no person having title thereto, whereby the
said parcel of land ought to be vested in US, that proceedings will be taken to
have the said parcel of land vested in Us at a sitting of the Supreme Court to be
holden at Roseau in the Colony of Dominica in the month of Apr:l, 1953.
All persons claiming an interest in such land, shall within one week from the
date of the last publication of this summons in the Gazette (such summons shall be
published during a period of six months) file an appearance, either in person, or by
Solicitor in the office of the Registrar, and shall, within one month from the date of
such appearance, lodge in the said office a written claim containing a statement
of the reasons on which the same is founded: and you are hereby further warned
that if you fail to appear at the said Court to be holden as aforesaid the said pro-
ceedings will be heard and taken with ut you.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, We have caused the Seal of Our said Court to be
hereunto affixed, at Roseau, this 12th day of July, 1952.
A. B. MARIE,
Acting Registiar

Z8 7294 L.S.
624/50.
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No. 238
TRANSFERS
DESCHAMPS. Miss EDWINA, Third
Class Clerk Medical Department.
(on Secondment to Registrar's
Office ,transferred to Registrar's
Office.
1st September, 1952.
E. 736.
GIRAUD, Mrs. DOREEN, Third Class
SClerk. *Post Office Department.
Stransferrpd to Crown Law Offiee.
1st September, 1952.
E. 445
6th September, 1952.

No. 239
APPOINTMENTS
MR. G. A. GRANT, Superintendent of
Works, St. Vincent as Director of
Works. Dominica
MR. GRANT is expected to arrive in
this Colony on the 3rd of October,
1952.
ELWIN. MISS OPHELIA, Third Class
Clerk, Crown Law Office, ap-
pointed Second Class Clerk Post
Office.
1st September. 1952.
E. 526
JEAN PIERRE, J. V.. Second Class
Clerk, Registrar Office, appointed
First Class Clerk, Registrar's
Office.
1st January, 1952.
E. 342
JOLLY, CUTHBERT, M.. Central Hous-
ing Authority, (on Secondment
to Post Office) appointed Second
Class Clerk, Post Office.
1st September, 1952.
E. 638
JOSEPH. Miss M.A.I., Clerk in Train-
ing appointed Third Class Clerk,
Medical Department (Seconded for
duty at Administrator's Office.)
1st September, 1952,
E. 737
SEVERIN. Miss ZENA, appointed Typist,
Post Office on 2 years probation.
1st January, 1952.
SHILLINGFORD, CLAYTON, A.. Clerk
in Training, appointed Third
Class Clerk, Central Housing
SAuthority.
1st September, 1952,
E. 701
6th September. 1952

No. 240
FINAL MEETING OF UNITED KING-
DOM-WEST INDIES WORKING PARTY
ON CANABA-WEST INDIES TRADE
TmE United Kingdom/West Indies
Working Party on Canada/West Indies
Trade held its final meeting today in
Colonial Office.


2. Tho Working Party has provided
an invaluable opportunity for joint dis-
cussions between representatives of the
West Indian Governments and of the
Departments in London on all aspects of
Tiade between the West Indies and
Canada.
3 The Working Party re-affirmed the
import ce of maintaining Trade between
Canada and the West Indies at the high-
est possible level consistent with the need
to safeguard the present difficult balance
of payments position of the sterling areas.
A!l aspects of the Trade were examined
by the Working Party with a view to see-
ing whether it was practicable having
regard to present circumstances to
remove any obstacles which might be im-
peding the free flow of Trade.
4. The Working Party noted with
regret the decision of the Canadian
National Steamships Company to with-
draw the "Lady" Boats which haveserved
the many Islanas of the Eastern Carib-
bean s well in the past. Further study
is to be made of inter-island shipping. It
is of consi lerable Economic Impoi tince in
this area particularly to the smaller
Islands that there should be adequate
services between the Islands.
5. The West Indies look upon Canada
as the Traditional Market for much of its
most important product, sugar, and the
Working Party expressed the hope that
the decision recorded in the Common-
wealth Sugar Agreements to return the
sale of West Indian and ether Common-
wealth Sugar to Canada to Private Hands
from the beginning of 1I53 would help to
ensure the maintenance of the sales of
West Indian Sugar to Canada at a high
and stable level.
6. The Report of the Working Party is
now to be studied by Her Majesty's Go\ -
ernment and the West Indian Govern-
ment.
494/52
13th September, 1952.

No. 241
BRITISH GUIANA CONSTITUTION
ESTABLISHMENT OF BICAMERLL
LEGISLATURE EARLY IN 1951
DESPATCHES exchanged between ths
Secretary of State for the Colonies, Mr.
Oliver Lyttelton, and the Governor of
British Guiana, Sir Charles Woolley, on
the reform of the constitution of British
Guiana, were laid on the table at a special
meeting today (Wednesday, August 27)of
the Colony's Legislative Council.
The conclusions, detailed in the des.
patches, take into account the views ex-
pressed by members of the Legislative
Council on the report of the Constitutional
Commission appointed in October. 1950,
under the chairmanship of Sir John Wad-
dington (former Governor of Northern
Rhodesia), to "review the franchise and
the composition of the Legislature and
the Executive Council."
Outstanding among the changes recom.
mended in the Commissidn's report (pub.
lished on October 20, 1961, as Colonial
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sal adult suffrage, the establishment of a
bicameral legislature with an increased
elected majority, and the adoption of a
ministerial system.
In his despatch dated August 5th 1952,
the Secretary of State for the Colonies
says that much preparatory work includ-
ing detailed implen entation of proposals
approved in principle remains to be drne
before the new constitution can be intro-
duced It is hoped, however, to bring
it into force during the first half of 1953,
and at the latest by June of that year, so
as to enable ministers to frame their
policies in time for the budget session
towards the close of the year.
A short extension of life of the present
Legislative Council, which is due to end
on November 29 this year, will be
necessary.
The Secretary of State notes with
satisfaction the welcome given lo ally to
the acceptance of'the recommendation for
universal adult suffrage, and the endorse-
merit by the Legislative Council of my
predecessor's decision in favour of a
bicameral legislature as against a single
chamber He draws attention to the
fact that the Commission's report does
not mnke it clear how the joint session
procedure is to work in the case of a Bill
amended, but not rejected, by the Upper
Chamber.
Mr Lyttleton says: I consider that
the Lower Chamber ought to have an
opportunity of considering such amend-
ments, and that, while the Upper Cham-
ber should be deemed not to nave passed
a Bill if it passes it with any amendments
which are not accepted by l;e lower
Chamber, the joint session procedure
should only lie brought- into operation
after the Upper Chamber has failed to
pass a Bill within three months after it is
sent to that Chamber.
"'his should mean there will normally
be ample time for the Lower chamber to
consider the amendment. rhe j.,nt ses-
sion should al'o have power to make
amendments, but in that case the Gov-
ernor should have power to wit!h.ld his
assent to the Bill. I consider tiat it
should also be laid down in the Cons itu-
tianal Instruments that any Bill once
rejected in n joint session cannot be re-
submitted during the same Legislative
Session."
it is agreed that the Speaker of thb rew
House of Assemibly should receive salary
of 1 200 a year ; the Ministers, 1 i00 ;
Ministers without noitfolio. 1,2U0 ; and
members of both the House of Assembly
and the State Council, 400 eact). Six
members of the Lower ( chamber will be
appointed as ministers, and there will also
be provision for the appointment of junior
ministers.
The Governor'sdiscretion in nominating
six members of the State Council is to be
unfettered, except that there will be an
age limit of ;(5. The Governor will be
empowered to direct a joint session where
a bill rejected by the State Council is,
regarded as a measure of major con-
cern fer the well-being of the State "
The life of the Legislature will be four
years, and not three as recommended by
the Gommission. Electoral rolls are being
prepared by official enumerators, and spe,
cial arrangements are being made for


illiterate voters, of whom there may be
approximately 60,000.
The Commission recommended that
under the new constitution the Executive
( council should be renamed the Court of
Policy. "They believed", says Sir Charles
Woolley in his deslatch to the Secrertay
of Stare, dated June Z1. 1952, "that if this
suggestion were approved it wouid be a
gracious gesture to the traditio-s of the
past and would meet with warm public
approbation".
The recommendation was not received
with any enthusiasm, and since the term
Executive Council is well understood by
the Governor recommended that it be
retained. The Secretary of State has con-
curred.
Provision is made for a Public Service
Commission to be made in the Constitution
Order in Counci and for the resolution of
any disagreement which may as is be-
tween a Minister and the permanent
Head of Department
16th September, 1952.


No. 242
DEVELOPMENT AND WELFARE
GRANT FOR RESEAU CH INTO EARTH.
QUAKE
July Scheme Totalled $716,006
Two Development and Welfare grants
totaling $96,000 have been approved for
the investigation of seismic activity in the
Leeward and Windward Islinds. Dr. P.
L. WILLMORE, who has been working in
this field for some time, is f opinion that
systematic observation of seismic activity
would eventually-make it possible to give
warning of the place aud probable time
of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
Eight observation posts are accordingly
to be equipped and maintained in the
Leew: rd and Windward Islands. with a
central offlie in Trinidaa. Dr. WILLMORE'S
appointment is to be extended for a
further p, riod.
Grants for British Honduras
In all, 11 new Developnent and Welfare
schemes, totaling $7 (i,00d, were notified
to the Comptroller during July three
of the largest were in favour of Britisi
lHonduris, where the colony's Develop-
rnent Plan has recently entered its second
phase.
A sum of $148,440 is allocated for addi-
tional staff for the Public Wuiks Depart-
inent there, and for the construction of
houses for officers appointed to the new
posts created under the Development
Plan.
Assistance is to be given to the Colony's
marketing board for agricultural produce,
and the boa d is to be expanded A grant
of $93.576 includes provision for the salary
for on initial period of a full-time market-
irig ollicer.
A third scheme in favour of British
Ho.duras is for tests of various crops on
scattered plots In selected areas, with the
aim of improving cultivation methods of
the (olony's major crops A grant of
$117,062 provides for three mechanized
units, with which cultivation, weeping,










OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1952


and manurial trials will be carried out
with the crops thought to be most suitable
for specific areas. A small sugar-cane
nursery is to be established.
Geological Exploration
The Geological Survey Department of
British Guiana. which by a special ar-
rangement operates throughout the
British Carribbean area. is to have a dia-
mond drilling unit added to it. This. will
undertake exploratory drilling in particu-
lar for the investigation of potential
deposits of gold, manganese, gypsum,
barytes copper, lead, zinc and possibly
bauxite and similar economic materials.
A grant of $88,128 has been approved for
this.
Three grants are for road improvement
in the Windward Islands. Dominica
receives a further $92 160 for the con-
struction and maintenance of tracks link-
ing important citrus and banana produc-
ing areas with main roads. Two grants
totalling $55,680 will enable certain new
roads being built in St Lucia to be
brought up to a higher standard.
Montserrat is to receive $24,000 with
which to make grants and loans to farm-
ers for clearing grazing land, planting
fudder grasses, fencing, and the improve-
ment of water supplies for cattle, as part
of a general plan to develop the island's
beef cattle industry.
The announcements of these new grants
bring the total of Development and Wel-
fare aid to the British West Indies ap-
proved this year to $6.021,115. The total
since the coming into force of the new
Development and Welfare Act on the 1st
April 1946 is now $27,695,967.
M.P. 338/51
20th September, 1952.

No. 243
AIDED-SELF-HELP HOUSING
PROJECT
THE following committee has been ap-
pointed by the Administrator to consider
the question of an aided.self-help
housing project in Dominica :-
The Hon. F.O C. Harris (Chairman)
The Government Secretary
The Labour Officer
The Reverend Father Stryckers
Mr. John Laronde
Mr. R. Atherley, Foreman of Works.
The terms of reference:of the committee
are as follows :-
"To make recommendations for the
implementation of the Resolution adopted
by the Legiplative Council on the 10th of
June, 1952 namely :--
That Government undertake the
organization of an aided-self-help'!
housing project for the poorer classes
along the lines of the presentproject
undertaken in Antigua,
That Government provide funds toa
assist in financing its implementation.
That Government take immediate s eps
to avail itself of the experience of tthe
Antigua Government in the ope-ation
of such projects. "
493/52
28th September, 1952.


S No. 244
PUBLICATION OF BILLS
The undermentioned draft Bills which i
is proposed to introduce in Legislative
Council are published for general informa-
tion with this issue of the Official Gazette:-
An Ordinance relating to Fire Brigades.
Ref 892/52
An Ordinance to provide for the Registra-
tion of Nurses for the sick.
Ref 430.51
An Ordinance further to amend the Title
by Registration Act (Cap 99).
Ref 784/50
An Ordinance further to amend the Road
Ordinance, 1914.
Ref. 1114/50
29th September, 1952.
By Command,
VICrOR C. JOSSE.
Government Secretary,


Departmental and other
Notices

COLONIAL CIVIL AVIATIONr CON-
FERENCE OPENS IN LONDON
NEXT WEEK.
THE second Colonial Civil Aviation Con.
ference will be opened on Monday Sep-
tember 8, at 10 30 a.m. at the Colonial
Office, Santuray Buildinge, Great Smith
Street, S.W.1 by the Rt Hon. The Earl
of Munster, Parliamentary Under-Secre.
tary of State for the Colonies.
The Conference will be attended by 39
or more delegates from the Coloni, s re-
presenting either directly or indirectly
about 40 Colonial territories. In addition.
the Colonial Office, the Ministry of Civil
Aviation, the Commonwealth Relations
Office, the Ministry of Supply and the
Air Ministry will be represented.
The progress made in the development
of civil aviation in the colonial territories
since the first conferencee in April, 1947;
will be reviewed and there will be discus-
sion of the technical and other problems
associated with further development par-
ticularly those arising from new types of
aircraft now coming into productionand
service Consideration will also be given
to the effects on the Colonies of the change
in United Kingdom civil aviation policy
as stated by the Minister of Transport and
Civil Aviation in the; House of, Commons
on May; 27, 1952.
Tne Confeirrice will open'with a Public
session at which the Minister of Transport
and Civil Aviation and the Parliamentary
Under-Secretary of State for the Cololnies
will .address the delegates. "'Ibereafter
the proceedings will be private snd a
statement will be issued at the conclusion
of the Conference which is expected to
last about a week.
3rd September, 1952.
621/52.










OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, SEPTElMBER 29, 1952.


GOODWILL HOUSING ESTATE
DISPOSAL OF LOTS IN FIRST SUPPLE
MENTARY SCHEME.
PROSPECTIVE purchasers, hire-purcha-
sers and renters who have been allotted
building lots in the Goodwi:l Housing
Estate should now apply at the S.M.O's
Office for draft transfer forms either per-
sonally or through a solicitor. Completed
forms (with surveys in the cases of hire-
purchase and direet-purchase) should, be
returned -to the S.M O's Office in due
course-
1,iansfers will be signed at a later stage.
After transfers are signed direct-pur-
chasers will have to be registered for issue
of title. ,Hire-purchase agreements may
be registered at the discretion of the
purchaser.

FREE ENTRANCE (SCEOLARSHIP)
EXA MINATION,

THE examination is fixed to take
place on Saturday, the.l t. of Novem,
ber next. Pupils must be under 13
years of age on the 3rd of November-
1952, and classified Stds. 6 or 7. Ten
Government, free. places (5 ,boys,
5 girls) will be awarded on the results
of the order of merit.
(Sgd.) J. HAMILT)N, MAURICE.
Ed.ii-'ili;.' Ogicer.

DOMINICA B W 1.
CONTROL NOTICE
EXEMPTION OF GOO)S IMPORTED
FROM THE UNITED KINGi)OM AND
COLONIES GROUP FROM 13 l',tr1
LICENCE
IN exercise of the powers vested in me
by section 2 (i) of the (Import Restriction)
Regulations. 1940, the Control Notice
dated 8th September, 1918 and published
in the 'ri. .' Ni.:fr of 1:'ilh September
1948, as amended by ipublicaiions on the
13th June, 1949, ard 25th July, 1949 are
hereby revoked and the following exemp.
tions from Import Licence is approved :
EXEMPTION
SNd import licence shall be necessary for
the importation'into the Colony from the
United Kingdom and Colonies Group of
any goods which have been produced or
manufactured ih:the United King. om or
the Colonies Group except the following :
1. (a) Fats and Oils:-AII fats and oils
(edible and non-edible, incllud-
ing s.li- It rin', n Iagarines oil-:
l"a iiig, -ee,-l-. and La ii']y
1 ',,.a/ -.., / w,,,.,

(b) Dairy products :-b ut t e r
Scheme. e 'it ofat:id milk "dri ed
S' whole itin ;eile idensk d milk' d '
i'J *' '."skimni ed: milk powder. "


(c) Sugar (as sugar).- "
(d) Meat,'all types including prc
Scessed.
2. Manufactured tobacco ,imlii.li,
cigarettes).
3. 'Jnmanufactured and semimanu-u
fractured Iron and Steel
4. Cement.
5 Caustic Soda.
6. Gold:-fully and semvi-mantifactured,
7. kertilizers.
Dated this 17th Day of September, 1)952,
'H, 'LNDiO,
S Admi itirpitor,
Coihjpetea4t Authori'y.

DOMINICA .iW.I.
CONTRI), NOTICE
THi attention of trie public is Ii:,.-i .
directed to the Con~ rol Notice dated 17th
September, 1952 which directs that it will'
not be necessary to obtain import licer s 's
for the importation into, th e CGolony of
goods produced vr ma.'ufac 'iied. i the
United Kingdom and Colonies Group with
certain excr tions
2. Importers are advised to take care-
f'"l note of the exeniptions fro'm; import
licenc- in each instance prior to placing
their orders. Import licenses are neces-
sary for goods which are included in
the exemption list and any such goods ar-
riving in the Colony notecovered:by a vu-
lid imuorut c14cene are ablel. to contisca-
tin n.
o. Importers are requested to imniform
this Dmitartnent immediately of all out'-
standing ord, rs p.laved without imtunp't
licence fur goods -I .-ci l i in the schedule :
E. I~. CI, RLE i
, '. fl,.t~ iml ',.d,',I L .c 'l t,' .. .. /J,,oa .
SUPPLY 01-ii.:. '
17 th September, 1952.

BRITISH CARRIBBEAN CURRENCY
NOTES
Prii;.-, in possessin. of' :Barbad rritishl Guiana and Tr.inidad and Tobago
Currency ,notts are r-. i-i-t-d to exchange
them for l i, t .: C i,-I,',n11 Currency
Notes with as little delay as possible.
Barcla s fank (D.C. & 0.) and the
Royal' Bank of Canrii ,.' %kill t- 'luIp', r1l.,,
currency potes oanT aIlllca tr..n unlt I Iur rirr
notice. .. -
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r,seau 1). I r
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T is noted f.r g isra)t, or hmn;
that IIt I.osau, T!wln trallic control
sclleme agreed i. ;,,Ii bY le Tu.i-' Corn-
mittee is being brought into operiatTjti
immediately.










315 OFFICIAL GAZE'

The scheme is designed re simplify the
flow of traffic in and through the Town
and to make the streets as safe as possible
for all road users.
The traffic signs indicate where and in
which direction wheeled traffic may go
and where it is not permitted. A white
line painted longitudinally along the centre
of the road surface demarcates the
boundary between the lanes for traffic
moving in opposite directions: where such
lines are painted, traffic must keep strictly
within its proper lane, and there must be
NO OVERTAKING. A transverse white
line across a traffic lane marks entry to a
major road, along which traffic has
priority: ALL WHEELED VEHICLES
ARE REQUIRED TO STOP at a tranverse
white line and may not cross unless the
major road is clear of traffic or until it can
be entered safely without obstructing or
impeding any traffic proceeding along it in
either direction.
The success of the scheme will depend
on its ca,'eful and constant observance by
all.
BE CAREFUL, COURTEOUS AND
CONSIDERATE.
(Sgd.) R. C. OZANNE,
Traffic Cuomtmissioner.


TRAFFICNOTICE
WITH reference to part I section 2 of
the Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance
No. 21 of 1949 it is hereby notified for
general information that. until further
notice in the Official Grzette, the hours of
sunset and sunrise shall be respectively
5 45 p.m. and 6 15 a.m.
In accordance with the above-mentioned
Ordinance Vehicles will therefore bear
lights from the hour of 6.15 p.m. to 5.45
a.m.
R. de la C. OZANNE,
Traffic C'ovlmissioner.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
DOMINICA,
11th September, 1952
NOTICE.
TENDERS are hereby invited for the
purchase of the ripe lime crop of the
Experiment Station of the Department of
Agriculture, for the quarter Ist October
to 31st December, 1952, delivery to be
taken at the Experiment Station.
Applications should be on a cash basis,
and be addressed to the Agricultural
Superintendent, Department of Agricul-
ture, Roseau, to reach him not later than
30th September, 1952.
ST. G. C. COOPER,
IAgricultural Superintendent.
1641/48


TTE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1952

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
DOMINICA,
22nd September, 1952.
NOTICE.
TENDERS are hereby invited for the
purchase of the ripe lime crop of the
Goodwi Estate of the Department of
Agriculture, for the quarter 1st October
to 31st December, 1952, delivery to be
taken at Goodwill Estate.
Applications should be on a cash basis,
and be addressed to the Agricultural
Superintendent. Department of Agricul.
ture, Roseau, to reach him not later than
30th September, 195z
ST. G C. COOPER,
Agricultural Superintendent.
M.P 1641/48

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
D)OMINICA.
22nd September, 1952.
NOTICE.
A Committee under the Chairman-
ship of the Agricultural Superinten-
dent has been appointed by His Hon-
our the Administrator with the follow-
ing terms of reference :
To make detailed recommendations
which should pay, full regard to
financial considerations for both
short and long term measures de-
signed to stimulate and stabilize
the production of essential fL odsti ff,
in Dominica."
Any person or public bodies wishing
to present memoranda or to give evr-
dence before the Committee are asked
to submit their documents or their
names to the Chairman before the
4th OCTOBER, 1952,
ST. G. C. COOPER,
Chairman.
Food Prod'tction Conmnitte,


BRITISH CARIBREAN CURRENCY
BOARD FORGED CURRENCY NOiES
SEVERAL forgeries of Iritish Caribbean
Currency Notes of the ten dollar denomi.
nation have been observed recently.
A note of the one dollar denomination
is altered to represent a ten dollar note.
The word "One" on the face of the note is
removed and the word "Ten" substituted
and the numeral "0" is added to the
numeral "1" in the corners of the note.
The colour of the one dollar note, which
is red, is also treated to make it similar
to the brown colour of the genuine ten
dollar note.
The public is advised to scrutinise the
word "Ten" and the numerals "10" as
well as the colour of ten dollar notes










OFFICIAL GAZETTE,

before acceptance Careful scrutiny
will disclose the alterations that have
been made, if the note is not genuine,
(Sgd) L, SPENCE,
Headquarters.
British Caribbean Currency Board,
Treasury Chambers,
Port-of-Spain,
Trinidad, B, W. I.
28th August, 1952


ROSEAU TOWN COUNCIL

RESOLUTION
WHEREAS under Section 89 of the
Roseau Town Council Ordinance (No.
23 of 1937) it is ordained that the
Roseau Town Council shall twice in each
year not later than the 31st day of Janu-
ary and the 31st day of July, by Resolu-
tion, declare that a rate not exceeding
one and one quarter per cent on the values
(as assessed under the said Ordinance) of
all houses and lots of land in the Town
of Roseau shall be leviable as Land and
House rate for the current year.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Roseau Town
Council this29thday of August, 1952. that
a rate of 1% shall be levied on the values
(as assessed under the said Ordinance) of
all houses and lots of land in the iown of
Roseau for the current year'
Moved by G.H.L. GREuL
Seconded by G. A. JAMES
L. F. C. ROYER,
Cl,71(firini
R4ia.Lcu I'u]'T l (Cw'lr i
288/37

THE ROSEAU TOWN COUNCIL
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Office of the Roseau Town Council,
19th March, 1952.
AT a meeting of the Roseau Town Coun-
cil held this day, there were present:-
Mr. (. A. H. Dupigny, Chairman,
Lt. Col. E. R. Ruwbothanm,
Mr J. H C. Grell,
Mr. G. A. James.
Absent:-Dr. H B. Hetherington,
Mr. Musgrave M. Edwards,
Mr L F. C. Royer.
Mules uid Horses.
The Chairman informed the Council that
on Sunday night, the 16th March, 1952
one of the Town Council mules died, leav-
ing the Council with one good mule, two
old mules and one old horse. Out of the
four animals left two were sick, so there-
fore the scavenging of the Town was car.
ried out with only two carts.
The Town Clerk was instructed to ob-
tain four small working mules locally or
from the neighboring islands as soon as
possible.


MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 1952 316

It was also decided that when the ani.
mals are obtained, five scavenging carts
should be put on the streets for the collec-
tion of rubbish instead of four.
Sunitary Innspectois& Chauffeur-l irenan
Applications for the posts of Sanitry
Inspectors and Chauffeur-Fireman were
considered
It was resolved that Messrs. Phillip Al-
eyne and Rawle Williams he appointed
Sanitary Inspectors; and Mi. Jules A
Vidal be appointed Chauffeur.Fireman
with effect from the 24th March 1952.
fire Service.
A letter No. 1197/50-75 of the 19th
March, 1952 from His Honour the Acting
Administrator relative to the taking over
of the Fice Service by the Central Govern-
ment was read.
It was decided that Mr. James Hewitt
Deputy Chief Officer. lire Service, Dom:
inica, be appointed Superintendent Fire
Brigade until such time as the Govern
ment takes over, and Mr J. A. Vrrank be
appointed his Deputy, and to continue to
draw his extra allowance.
found Laas.
The Chairman informed the Council that
he had an interview with Miss ghristialie
Burke and her Solicitor, Mr. u. A. James
ard it was agreed that the Town Council
should make out an estimate of the amount
that will be realized from the lots remain-
ing after the Street has been laid down
and Miss Burke should also make out an
estimate of the amount of;the sale of lots,
as they stand at present would bring.
It was decided that as soon as the plans
are obtained the Director of A works should
be asked to go into the matter and prepare
the estimates.
IMziutes.
Minut-s of Meetingsof the Roseau Town
Council held on the 20th February, 1952,
which has been previously forwarded to
members were confirmed.
Vote Jot Exocnditure
Accounts and Pay Lists passed by the
Finance Committee for payment amount.
ing to $3855.20 were laid on the table.
On the motion of Mr James, seconded
by Mr. Grell, it was resolved that the ex-
penditure of the sum of $3855.20 for the
services of the Council during the month
of February, be sanctioned.
Statement of the '1own Fund.
The Statement of the Town Fund for
the month of December was read showing
a credit balance of $65'4.50 on the 29th
February, 1952.
The Chairman informed the Council that
he understood that a reply had been re.
ceived from the Secretary of State rela-
tive to the Roseau Town Council's finances
and it was now at the Treasury for recom.
niendations.










OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1952.


It was decided that the Chairman should
send a letter to Government inquiring
about the matter.
Reports
The Town Clerk's Report for the month
of February, which had been previously
forwarded to members, was taken up.
The Meat Inspector's Report for the
month of February was read.
The Chief Sanitary Inspector's Report
for the month of February, which had
been previously forwarded to members,
was laid on the table.
Mr. Grell suggested that a copy of the
section of the report dealing with Baker-
ies should be sent to the Medical Officer of
Health for his recommendations.
The Council agreed.
Remission of 7axes.
Applications of Vic Vanterpool and Cyn.
thia White for remission of Municipal Tax
due by them for;current year were con.
sidered.
It was resolved that the applications be
granted.
A letter dated 17th March, 1953, from
Mrs. Margaret Burton was read informing
the Council that last year she represented
her case to the Council pointing out her
slender resources and inability to pay the
half yearly taxes on her property in King
George V. Street. She stated that her
case was sympathetically considered and
she was granted a reduction of the tax
and since her financial position had not im-
proved she asked that she be granted a
similar, or more favourable concession this
year.
It was resolved that Mrs. Burton should
pay the same tax as she paid in 1950.
The Council also remitted the Lard and
House Tax. 1950 due by Frederick Ed ward
of Pottersville.
Septic Tanks,
Applications of Parry W. Bellot & Co
Ltd.. V C. Josse and Violet C. Green to
instal Septic Tankc on their respective
premises were read.
It was resolved that the applications be
referred to the Medical Officer of Health
for report.
The meeting was then adjourned to
Wednesday, 26th March, 1952.

Office of the Roseau Town Council,
26th March, 1952.
AT an adjourned meeting of the Roseau
Town Council held this day, there were
present:-
Mr. C. A. H. Dupigny, Chairman,
Lt. Col E R. Rowbotham.
Mr. Musgrave M. Edwards.
Absent: -Dr. H. B. Hetherington,
Mr. J. H..C. Grell,
Mr. G. A. James,
Mr. L: F. C. Royer.


Sale of Popertpy for Taxes.
A letter dated 5th March, 1952 from the
Registrar relative to the sale of a proper-
ty in default of Land and House Tax 1949
was read.
It was resolved that the letter be allow.-
ed to lie on the table and that Mrs. Balson
be asked to produce all "receipts for taxes
paid on the property
Roseau Water Supply
A Memorandum dated 22nd February
1952, from the Director of Works was read
showing the examinations into the flow of
water in Roseau.
It was resolved that an examination be
carried out by the Town Clerk.
Building Applications.
A Memorandum dated the 13th March,
1952, from the Secretary Central Housing
and Planning Authority was read inform-
ing the'Council that the applications of
the undermentioned persons had been ap-
proved: Leo R Joseph. Stella Nicholas,
R. H. Casimir, Irene Etienne. Applica-
tions by Edwardline Douglas, Daniel
George and Sylvina Joseph were disap
proved on the grounds that these altera
tions were within the Goodwill Develop
ment Scheme.
The following applications were recom-
mended to the Cential Housing Authority
as complying with the provisions of the
Buildings By-Law: -
C. J L Dupigny -To erect a (;arage in
Hanover Street.
George Boston- To extend a two-storied
dwelling house in Cork Street.
Millice Francis-To extend a one-stoi led
dwelling house on Eliot Avenue, l'otters,
ville.
Mrs. Jabez Williams-To re-construct a
building in Potter's Street, Pottersvilie.
The following applications were granted:
Rosetta Benoit-To erect a kitchen in
Hillsborough Street.
Lawrence Augustine-To erect a kitchen
in River Street.
Ivan Talbot-To erect a kitchen on the
River Rank
E J Thomas To erect a Verandah to a
one-storied dwelling house in River Street
Stella Nicholas-To erect a kitchen in
Billsborough Street
Fedelia Nicholas-To erect a kitchen on
Eliot Avenue, Pottersville.
The following application was refused:-
Violet L. Green -To erect a Shop in
New Street Not sufficient space
Athletic Spoits at Windsor Park.
A letter dated 24th March, 1952 from
the Headmaster, Grammar School was
read applying for the use of Windsor park
for holding the Grammar School's Annual
Athletic Sports on Thuirsday, 3rd April
next.










OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1952. 31e


It was resolved that the grounds be
given free, but that the Headmaster must
make arrangements with the Dominica
Turf Club for the use of the Stand.
Culvert over drain.
A letterdatedll9th F.bruary 1952. from
Mr. H. L. Williams was read asking for
permission to build a bridge 5 feet wide
over the Street drain in front of his pre-
mises in King George V. Street.
It was resolved that permission be
granted to build a bridge 4 feet wide.
Sidewalks.
A letter dated 26th March, 1952 from
*t e Manager, Royal Bank of Canada was
read applying for permission to pave the
small sidewalks now covered with grass in
front of thc Bank premses on Victoria
Street.
It was resolved that the Council should.
supply the cement required, and that the
work must be carried out under thesuper-
visi(.n of the Town Clerk.
Water Service.
Application of Stella Nicholas to con-
nect her premises in New Street to the
Water & Sewerage System of the Town
was read.
It was resolved that the application be
granted.
Valuation of Properties
I letters from Mr. : O.C Harris, on be
half of Miss Gussie Defieitas, and Mrs
I ictinna Lee were read objecting to the
valuation fixed by the Council on their
premises in Cross Street and New Street
respectively.
The Council decided to hear the object
tions at the next meeting of the Council.
Cluim for damages.
A letter dated 24th March, 1952 from
Mr. G. A. James, on behalf of .\ r. Chris-
topher Oliver James, was read forwarding
a claim:,in respect of losses sustained by
his client during cricket practices at the
Windsor Paik.
It was resDlved that Mr. James be in.
formed that the Council was unable to
accept liability for the amount claimed
and that the Sports Association be asked
to endeavour to stop damage to neigh-
bouring properties
The Council then lose.
Confirmed this 25th day of April, 1952.
L. F. C ROYER,
Acting Chairman,
Roseau Town Council.

Office of the Roseau Town Council,
16th April. 1952.
AT a meeting of the Roseau Town Coun-
cil held this day, there were present:--
Mr. C. A. H. Dupigny, Chairman,
Mr. J H. C. Grell,
Mr. G. A. James;
Mr. Musgrave M. Edwards.


Absent:-Dr. H. B. Hetherington,
Lt Col. E R, Rowbotham,
Mr L F. C. Royer,
Assessment of Properties:-The Chair*
man informed the meeting that objections
to the Valuation List would be first consi-
dered.
Letters from Mr. F.O C. Harris, on be-
half of Miss Gussie Defreitas, Miss Rose-
lia Nicholas and Mrs Lictina Lee were
read. informing the Council that they
considered the values placed on their pro-
perties in Cross Street, Bath Road and
New Street respectively, were excessive
and appealed to the Council for a reduc-
tion of the assessments
The persons were present and stated
their objections to the meeting.
Miss L efreitas Miss Niholas and Mrs'
Lictina Lee were informed that their ob-
jections would be considered and the
Council's decision communicated to them
Miss Defreitas, Miss Nicholas and Mrs,
Lictina Lee left the meeting,
The objections were considered by the
Council and it was resolved that the as-
sessment of Miss Defreitas' property and
that of Miss Roselia Nicholas should be
reduced to $18(0.00 each and the proper.
ties be re-assessed in January, 1953. That
of Mrs. Lictina Lee to be reduced to
$900.00 and that the tax be exempted for
the year 1952 to allow time for the com-
p!etion of the building.
The meeting was adjourned to Friday
25th April, 1952 at 4 15 p.m,

Office of the Roseau Town Council.
25th April, 1952.
AT an adjourned meeting of the Rosfa'
Town Council held this day, there were
present: -
Lt. Col. E.R. Rowbotham,
Mr. J.H.C. Grell,
Mr. G.A. JEnes
Mr. Musgrave M. Edwards,
Mr. L. F. C. Royer.
Absent: -Mr C.A H. Dupigny, Chairman
Dr. H B. Hetherington.
CAof rma n for Meeting: -The Chairman
being absent, Mr. James moved that Mr.
Royer be elected to act as Chairman for
the meeting.
Mr. Edwards seconded the motion.
The motion was put to the vote and car.
ried.
Mr. Royer thereupon took the Chair
Vote for Expenditure:-Accounts and
Pay Lists passed by the Finance Commit-
tee for payment amounting to $3197 33
were laid on the table.
On the motion of Mr Edwards, second-
ed by Mr. James, it was resolved that the
expenditure of the sum of $3197.83 for
the services of ihe Council during the
month of March, te sanctioned.










OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 1952


Minutes: -Minutes of Meeting of the
Roseau Town Council held on the 19th
Ma ch, 1952, which had been previously
forwarded to members, were confirmed.
Statemet of the Town Fund:- The
Statement of the Town Fund for the
month of March was read showing a cre-
dit balance of $909.35 on the 31st March,
1952.
Reports :-The Town Clerk's Report'for
the month of March, which had been pre
viously forwarded to Members, was taken
up
Mr. Grell pointed out that sometime ago
the Council decided that a Census of all
the dangerous trees in the brown should be
taken, but up to the present no such Cen.
sus has been submitted to the Council.
It was decided that Mr. Trotter beasked
to take a census of dangerous trees it, the
Town.
On the suggestion of Mr. Grell it was
decided that a Ledger be kept for all dis-
bursements made by the Council in con-
nection with the repairing of Streets after
laying Water and Sewerage services.
The Meat Inspector's Report for the
month of March was read.
The Chief Sanitary Inspector's Report
for the month of March, which had been
previously forwarded to Members, was
laid on the table.
Baleries: -A Memorandum dated 2nd
April, 1952 from the Medical Officer of
Health relative to the Bakeries in the
Town was read.
The Council agreed to the suggestions
contained therein.
Lt.-Col. Rowbotham, with the Chair-
man's permission, left the meeting.
Addresses of Sympathy to Her Majesty
the Queen:-A letter No. 124/52 of the
3rd April, 1952,(from His Honour the Act.
ing Administrator was read conveying to
the people of Roseau in the Colony of
Dominica an expression of Her Majesty's
grateful thanks for their message of sym.
pathy to herself and the Royal Family on
the death of His Late Majesty King
George VI.
Reports:-Terminal Reports of the Scho.
larship Holders for the Lent Term at the
Convent High School and Wesley High
School were read.
It was resolved that the Reports be cir-
culated among the Members.
Remission of Taxes :-Applications of
James Smith, K. E. Joseph, Mary Ann
Francis, Fannie Bernard for remission of
Municipal Tax due by them for the cur-
rent year were read.
It was resolved that the applications be
granted.
Water Servic.e:- Application of Mrs.
Claricitta Joseph to connect her premises
at the angle of Great George and Great


Marlborough Streets to the Water System
of the Town was read.
It was resolved that the application be
granted.
Windsor 'aik :-A letter dated 27th
March, 1952, from Mr.Georges Francis was
read applying for the use of Windsor Park
for the purpose of staging a Calypso com.
petition show on Sunday, 27th April, 1952
It was decided that the Council was not
prepared to sponsor Calypso singing on
Sunday afternoon at Windsor Paik, but
should the members wish to consider any
such applications, copies of the songs to
be sung, must be submitted to the Coun-
cil for consideration.
Septic 2lunks:- A Memorandum dated
1st April. 1952 from the Engineer Assist
a, t, Medical Department, relative t", the
applications of Parry W. Bellot & Co.'Ltd.
V.C. Josse and Violet C. Green to instai
Septic Tanks on their premises were read
It was resolved that the applications be
granted
Bui ding Applications :-- A memoran.
dum dated 5th April, 1952 from the Se-
cretary, Central Housing & Planning Au"
thority was read informing the Council
that the applications of the undermen-
tioned persons had been approved: C.J.L.
Dupigny and George Boston. Applica-
tions by Mrs Jabez Williams, Millice lran-
cis and Eltina Etienne were disapproived
on the grounds that these alterations were
within the Goodwill Development -',heme.
The following applications were recom-
mended to the Central Housing Authority
as complying with the provisions of the
Buildings By-Law:-
Rachel John 3aptiste-To erect a dwell.
ing in bath Road.
Kitty Gariaway- To remove a dwell ng
house from Bath Road to Goodwill and to
erect a Verandah thereto.
Gladys Fiancis- T'o remove a dwelling
house from Hillsborough Street to Good-
will.
The following application was refused:-
Irene Etienne- To remove a dwelling
house from Victoria St eet to King's Lane.
Sidewalk aid Sewe,'age: A letter
dated 7th March, li52, from Revd. W. J.
Barrett was read asking to be (granted
five feet of the sidewalk in Cross Street
for the use of the Wesley High School,
and also applying for permission to con-
nect the School to the Sewerage System
of the Town.
It was resolved that permission be
granted to connect the premises to'the
Sewerage System, but that the matter
concerning the sidewalk be deferred.
Sales or Property for Taxes:--A letter'
dated 5th March, 1952, from the Registrar
relative to the sale of a property in de-
fault of Land and House Tax 1949 was
read










OFFICIAL GAZETTE, S


It was resolved that Mrs. Balson be
asked for a reply to the Town Clerk's let.
ter of the 27th March, 1952.
Committee Meeting:-On the suggestion
of Mr. Grell, the Chairman fixed a Meet-
ing of the Windsor Park Committee for
Wednesday,.80th April. 1952 at 4 p.m.
The Council rose.
Confirmed this 21st day of May, 1952.
CLIFTON A. H DUPIGNY,
Chairman,
Roseau Town Council.

Office of the Roseau Town Council.
21st May. 1952.
AT a meeting of the Roseau Town Cour.
cil held this day, there were present:-
Mr. C. A. H. Dupigny, Chairman,
Mr. J. H. C. Grell,
Mr. Musgrave M. Edwards,
Mr. L. F. C. Royer.
Absent--Lt. Col E R. Rowbotharm,
Mr. G A. James.
Nomination of Members: -A letter No.
1633/50 of the 25th April. 1952 from the
Assistant Administrator was read nomina-
ting the Honourable J Bully. Financial
Secretary and Dr. W. Steiger, Acting
Senior Medical Officer to be members of
the Roseau Town Councih vice Mr. W H
Sweeting, and Dr. H B Hethzirngton
Mr. Bully and Dr. Steiger who were
present, took the Oath of Membership and
their seats.
Committees:--Mr. Bully was appointed
on the Finance, Valuation and Accounts
Committees, and Dr. Steiger was appoint.
ed on the Water Works, Sanitation and
Markets Committees
Minute5:--Minutes of meeting of the
Roseau Town Council held on the 16th
April, 1952, which had been previously for-
warded to Members were confirmed.
Notices of Motions:- Mr. Edwards gave
notice that at a later stage of the pro-
ceedings he would move as folIon s: -
1. Resolved that the Standing Regula-
tions of the Roseau Town Board of the
12th June. 1.896. be revised and adopted
by this Council
2. Resolved that a Committee of this
Council be appointed to revised the under-
mentioned By-Laws of the Council and
any other or others that may be deemed
S to need revision:-
(a) Porter' and Waterman's By-Law.
(b) Buildings By-Law.
,: .(c) Milk Vendor's By-Law.
(d) Bakery By-Law.
S(e) Sanitary By-Law.
(f) Miscellaneous Matters By-Law.
(g) Meat & Fish Markets By-Law.
The Chairman mentioned that he had
received a letter from Governatent rela
tive to the Finances of the Ros6au Town
CoLncil which meant that the Council was



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The Town Clerk reported that one of the
Scavengers, Eldica Srwitb by name. who
had beea in the employ os the Roseau
Town Council for the past 3- years, was
suffering from Rheumatism and old age
and was not likely to be able to take up
work again. He recommended that a
Charitable Allowance be pai.d to her.
It was resolved that the matter be re-
ferred to the lFinancial Secretary for com.
putting the Charitable Allowance
The Meat Inspector's Report for the
month of Apri was read.
The Chief Sanitary Inspector's Report
for the month of April, which had been
previously forwarded to members, was
taken up.
He reported that some owners of Aera-
ted Water Factories were not complying
with the provisions of the law an I was of
the opinion that unless they were prose-
cuted nothing would be dorie.
It was decided that the Town Clerk
should prosecute the offenders under the
Public Health Regulations, 1949.
The Chief Sani:aiy Inspector also point
ed out that the Cinema lot opposite the
Hotel de Pae was:at present used as a La.
trine and Urinal. Besides being a danger
to the general public, the noxious smells
emitting from it were most unpleasant.
Tn- Town Clerk was instructed to cal
on the owner to fence the lot.
Water Serrice:- Applications of Violet
Meade, Dorothy Green and Ideline John.
son to connect their premises in New
Street, Virgin Lane and Field Lane re-
spectively to the Water System of the
Town were read,
It was resolved that the applications be
griaqted.


EPTEMBER 29, 1952 320

asked to increase certain taxes in order to
balance its budget. He stated that if the
Council adopted the suggestions made by
Government the relevant By-Laws would
have to be revised, so it would be unwise
to amend any By-Laws now,
Vote for Etpenditure: Accounts .and
Pay Lists passed by the Finance Commit-
tee for payment amroun-ting to $3770 85
were laid on the table.
On the motion of Mr. Royer, seconded
by Mr. Grell. it was resolved that the ex-
penditure of the sum of $37;0.85 for the
services of the Council during the month
of April, be sanctioned.
Statement of the Town Fund:- The
Statement of the Town Fund for the
month of April was read showing a credit
balance of $7330 64 on the30th April, 1952.
Mr. James came in ancd took his seat.
Reports:--The Town Clerk's Report for
the month of April, which had been previ.
ously forwarded to members, was taken
up


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OPFT1ICIAi GAZETTk, MONDAY, SEPttIMBEA 29, 0%2.


S 'Sptir Tankl. A-" M'emoranidarMn dated
30th April,,1952, from the. Acting" Senifor
Medical Officer relative to the applica-
tion of Mrs. lonie Butler to instal- a-'ep-
tic'Tank on her premises in ll-1). ib..,,tl
Street was read.
SIt was resolved that the application be
granted.
Iir,,,'-lilh LAtri:i,--A letter dated! 6th
May, 1952, from Mrs. Bertha .Lewis was
read applying for permission to. erect a
bore-hole.latrine on her premises in Back
Street.
It was resolved that the application be
refused, such type latrine being contrary
to Town Council Health. Laws.
li.,.,,br'i u i.tf T c.: A letter dated 0Uth
April, 1952, from Harry Lugay was read,
applying to be exempted from the pay-
ment of Land & House and Municipal
Taxes in view of the fact that he was an
ex-soldier.
The matter was deferred for further
consideration at the next meeting.
l:, .in, of t I r',, I,':tr u :-A letter dated
5th May, 1952, from Harry Lugay was
read applying for remission of Water
Rate on his premises in River Street
It was resolved that the application be
refused.
t'ri t '11 ilrbi atif W r,' -ls Park; :- A n appii-
Cation from the Secretary, Notre Danme
Cricket Club, tq build a Cricket Iitch fi'r
practising at Windsor Park was read. He
a!so asked for authority to report anyone,
using the pitch without the content of the
Club or thp Roseau Town Council,
It was decided that the matter be de-
ferred until such time as the Estimates for
1952 were considered.
Dr. Steiger, with the permission of the
Chairman, left the meeting
,No,"r lir lt 'sidrlr//, :ll -A Memorandum
dated 9th May, 1952, from Hon. J.O. Aird
was read relative to a letter sent to Miss
Cecille Luke by the Town Clerk instructing
her to remove a person, or flight of steps
leading to a platform, which was erected
in front of her newly built house in Great
George Street. '
The matter was discussed and Mr
Royer, seconded-by Mr. Bully, moved that
the steps be removed.
The motion was put to the vote and
carried.
Mr. Edwards abstained from voting.
,'rlr of Pr ,potyfor Ta'xs:--A letter dated
5th March, 1952 from the Registrar rela.
tive to the sale of a property in default of
Land and House Tax 1949 was taken up
The Town Clerk was instructed to give
the Registrar particulars of the location
of' the property.. ,
Sh pniliro Apliei .:,,<-The following ap-
plications were recommended, to the Cen-
tral Housing and Planning Authority as
complying with the provisions of the
1Buildings By-Law:--


- A. J. Gui-te--To ra'ise a 'one-sto-ied
dwellingf-hod e to two stories in Batr
Road. .. ..
Eve.lyn Hypolite--'To erect a dwelling
h~othe in Victoria- Street.-
Dorothy (reen-ITo extend a nie"sttir-
ied dwelling house in Virgin Lane.
Elileen M. Shiliingford--To raise a o'ne-
storied d ..eis, e house to two- stories'in
Field Lane.
Rowland N. Peters--To extend a one-
storied'dwelling house in Great Marlbo-
rough Street.
Georgina John 3Batiste- To extend a
one-storied divelling house in King's Lane
Fernand Cnutois- To extend a one-
stolied ..v.. ilg house on the River Bank'
Octavie James- To extend a one-ster-
ied dwelling house in Steber Street., Pot-
tersville
Solange M. Amnrose--To rise a one-
storied dwelling house to two stories
iJoseph trimain-To extend a one-stor-
ied d veiing houie on Eliot Avenue; PIt-
tersvill'e
Na:tlanirl Romiain-To extend a one
tnrried 1.' -ii,, ig house on Eiid't Avenue,
'oltt'ersville
Pelle Dorset To erect a ;ne-st i ied
1 Iyi',g house at GCodwill (lbove .pi;).l)
SMrTs ,Jabez. Willias -- To repair and
alter a d'.. elir.- house in Pottet's Street,
'Pott.'rsville.
The following applications were granted:
Yvette William-Tq erect a Kitchen i.t
Cork Street.
Lifford lrrlli:i~f.,r.1 -To erect a Kitchen
in Steber Street, Pottersville.
Edward Murray-To erect a Kitch n in
Potter's Street. Pottersville.
Thompson Oathur -To erect a Workshop
on Bath Road.
The f,i ..1h, -.a application was refused:-
Stella Josepb -.To removr'r e a house from
one lot to another in Iliver Str et.
-,o'/al:.:-- A letter dated 7th March,
1952, fr on Revd. W ... I3arett asking to0
be granted five feet -of the sidewalk. in
Cross Street for the uoe 4f the Wesley,
IIigh Schoel was taken up
It was resojld that thl. :i al licati,,n b
refused as the TownC,.un.:il %\as not pre-
pared -to furtlier restrictt the ,areapy. li-
mited sidewalk space in the.:owa.
S lit ,uct'lu i .oj rx:.t-:,- 'A iltter dated: 19th
May, 1952, from Miss, Mary: Andrew.:was
read applying for.a reduction of the year.
ly Tax on her property in New Street.
The Chairman appointed a Cotrmiittee
consisting of l'r':1Butll, r ar I\lr.' Grblt to
inquire into the cireumsta.ncese'.ot th hp.
plicant. .
Ilemi,',.u.na o.f Twc :- Ari nPl-l:call., i ti i'n
R vd. W J Barrett for r,.-ii--r..n f Murt-
cipal 'Tax due'byn mn, onthce pi,-ce'Or lart,











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in Church Street belonging to the Method-
ist Missionary Trust, Association, for the
current yearwas read.
It was resolved that the application he
granted.
The Council rose.
Confirmed this 18th day of June, 1952.
CLIFTON A..H. DUPIGNY.
Chairm an,
Roseau Town Council.

Office of the Roseau Town Council,
18th June, 1952.
At a meeting of the Roseau Town Coun-
cil held this day, there were present: -
Mr. C A. H. Dupigny, Chairman,
Hon. John Bully.
Mr. J. H. C. Grell,
Mr. Musgrave M. Edwards
Mr. L. F. C. Royer,
Absent:-Dr. W. Steiger,
Lt. Col. E.R. Rowbotham.
Mr. G. A. James.
Assessment to Properties :-A letter dated
10th June, 1952, from Mr. John C. Jacob
was read informing the Council that he oon-
sidered the valuation plated on his property
in New Street, the Hit Parade," excessive
and appealed to the Council for a reduction
of the assessment.
fr. Jacob was present and t:ated his ob-
jections to the Meeting.
Lt.-Col. RowbothAm and Dr. Steiger came
in and took their seats.
The objections were considered by, the
Council and it was resolved that the asses,-
ment of the property be reduced from $12,000
to $7,200.
Mr. Jacob, having been informed accord-
ingly, left the meeting.
Minutes :-Minutes of the meeting of the
Roseau Town Council hell on the 21st May,
1952, copies of which had been previously
forwarded to Members, were confirmed.
Arising out of the minutes, it was resolved
that Eldica Smith, one of the scavengers,
who had been in the employ of the Roseau
Town Council for the past 32 years, and who
was suffering from Rheumatism and old age,
he retired anl paid a Compassionate. Allow-
ance of $1.00 per week.
Vote for Epepenliture:-Accounts and Pay
Lists passed bv the Finance Committee for
payment amounting to $4,315.77 were laid
on the table.
On the motion of Mr. Royer, seconded by
Mr. Grell, it was resolved that the expendi-
ture of the sum of $4;315.77 for the services
of the 'Council during the month of May, be
sanctioned.
Stoleiment of the Town Fund:-The State-
inent of the Town Fund for the month of
May, was read showing a credit balance of
$7,227.47 on the 31st May, 1952.
Reports:-The Town Clerk's Report for
the month of May, which had been previous-
ly forwarded to members, was taken up.
The Meat Inspector's Report for the
month of MvI was ie ad


Tlie Chief Sanitary Inspectbr's Reporl
for the month of May, which had been pre-
viously forwarded to members was taken up.
The Senior Medical (.ficer stated that
there were lots of ilmosuitoes in the Roseau
area and consequently malarial cases were on
the increase. lie suggested 'that aJd the
houses in the Town, including New Town
and Plittersville should be sprayed with D.
1). T. as done at Portsmouth and in the vil-
lages.
The Council agreed in principle and de-
cided that the matter shiouldl e referred to
the Sanitary Committee for working out de.
tails.
Lt. Col. Rowbothamn, with the Chairman's
permission, retired from the meeting.
The Chief Sanitary Inspector reported
that lie had noticed a woman sleeping under
galleries in, and walking along the streets of,
Roseau with Ihth legs bandaged from under
the knee to the ankles. He was of the opin-
ion that this woman should be taken off the
streets and given some \1..I. Id attention.
'The Council agreed that she and others
should he off the streets, but felt powerless
to act unless the afflicted individuals were
suffering frmn "')iotifiable diseases" when
Medical attention could lie enforced. The
housing of such "u!tfartunlates" mostly front
outside the town limits, was a matter for the
(overmn!lent of the Colony, suchlpeirsons nit
being admitted t tlie .Ifirmary, It was
consideredd that the prosecution of such per-
sons on vagrancy charges would not have
the desired results.
Mr. Royer, with the Chairman's permis-
sion, retired from the meeting.
It was decided that the Sanitary Inspec-
tors should report such cases to the Town
Clerk for necessary action.
The meeting was then adjourned to Wed-
nesday, the 25th June, 1952, at 4.15 p,m.

Office of the Roseau Town Council,
2nd July, 1952.
AT an adjourned meeting of the Roseatl
Town Council held this day, there were Ipre-
sent :-
Mr. C. A. H. Dupigny, Chairman,
Hon John Buily,
Mr. J. H. C. Grell,
Mr. L F.,C. Royer.
Absent:-Dr. W. Steiger,
Lt.-Col. E. R. Rowhotham,
Mr. G. A. James,
M r. Musgrave M. Edwards.
Forest Station :-A letter No. 326/50-22
of the 14th June, 1952, from His Honour
the Acting Administrator wa~ read relative
to the erection of a Forest Station on the
Goodwill Beach opposite the present Public
Works Department Storerooms.
lMr. Burra, Forest Officer, who was present
stated that lie was very keen in placing For-
est Rangers on the roadside as It would lie
easier to see persons travelling along the pub-
lic road with timber, coals etc.
Lt.-Col. E. R. Rowbotham canme in andl
took his seat.











MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29; 1952


The matter was fully discussed and it was
decided that permission be granted to erect
a forest Station, measuring 24 feet by 12
feet with an 8 feet Verandah and a Septic
Tank be installed.
Mr.'Burra left the meeting.
Remnissin of Taxes :-Application of Fran-
cillia Thomas for remission of Municipal Tax
due by her for the current year was read.
It was resolved that the application be
granted.
Reduction of Ta.x:-A letter dated 19th
May, 1952, from Miss Mary Andrew apply-
ing for a reduction of the yearly Tax on her
property in New Street was taken up.
The Chairman read the report of the Com-
mittee appointed to inquire into the circum-
stances of the applicant.
- It was resolved that a remission of 33i%
of the tax be granted for the year 1952, and
that Miss Andrew be informed that she
would be required to make applications each
year thereafter.
Remission of 7,1rj :- A letter dated 30th
April, 1952, from Harry Lugay was read,
applying to be exempted from the payment
of Land & House and Municipal Taxes in
view of the fact that he was an ex-soldicr of
1914/18 War.
It was resolved that the application be
granted.
Watlr '., r,',' :-Application of Eia.sui,
Richards to connect her premises in I', lppt
Lane to the Water System of the Town was
read.
Sewerae Service :--Application of E. M.
Shillingford to connect her premises in Field
Lane to the Sewerage System of the Town
was read.
It was resolved that the applications be
granted.
Sidewalk :-A letter dated 9th June, 1952,
from A. A. Baron & Co. was read offering
for sale a small parcel of land which the
Town Council might consider using to im-
prove the vision at the corner in the angle of
Old and Cork Streets.
It was decided that the Conncil was not
interested in the purchase of the piece of
land.
Sale of Property for Taxes:-- A letter
dated 30th May, 1952, from Mr. E. F. Du-
mas, on behalf of Josephine Balson, relative
to the sale of a property in default of Land
and House Tax. 1949 was read.
It was resolved that the Council was un-
able to reverse its decision.
Building Applications:-- A Memorandum
dated 13th June, 1952, from the Secretary,
Central Housing and Planning Authority
was read informing the Council that the ap-
plications of the undermentioned persons
had been approved:-A. J. Guiste, Evelyn
Hypolite, Dorothy Green, Eileen Shilling-
ford, Rowland M. Peters, Georgiana Jno.
Raptiste, Fernand Coutois and Rachel Jolhn
Baptiste.
The following applications were recom-
mended to the Central Housing Authority
as complying with the provisions of the
Buildings By-Law:--


Marriar Ferdinand -- To extend a one-
storied dwelling house in -High Street.
G Robin-To extend a nne-stoiied dwell.
ing house in Hanover Street.
Florence Gabriel--To extend a one-storied
dwelling on Canefield Road opposite Good-
will Savannah.
The following applications were granted:-
Laurina Lestrade-To erect a temporary
Storeroom in King George V. Street.
Helen Kelshall -To erect a kitchen in
Victoria Street.
Matthew Garraway-To erect a Hood to
the front of his dwelling house in Eliot
Avenue.
Mr. Royer suggested that the Sanitary
Inspectors should be informed that they are
to report every building, in their district,
under repair or construction to the, Town
Clerk and if'they failed to do so their ser-
vices would be dispensed with.
Mr. Grell further suggested that every
Sanitary Inspector be informed of Mr.
Royer's suggestion to the Town Council,
which the Council had approved, and that
such'instructions should be given in dupli-
cate to the Sanitary Inspectors who should
retain one copy and return the other to the
Town Clerk signed.
D(ngerows Trees:-- Letters from Mrs.
Eunice Carrington complaining of a Mango
tree on Phyllis Laronde's premises at Pot-
tersville and Lena St. Cyr complaining of
two Kennip, trees and two tamarand treeson
Mr. Wappy Boyer's premises in Victoria St.
which are dangerous to life and property
were read.
It was resolved that the branches over-
hanging the properties be lopped off.
Erection of Oven:-Application of Miss
Eileen M. Shillingford to erect a 5ft. Oven
on the south east corner of her premises in
Field Lane was read.
It was resolved thit the application be
referred to the Medical Officer of Health for
report.
Compassionate Allowance:-A letter dated
1st July, 1952, from Eldica Smith was read
pointing out her inability to live on ths small
Compassionate Allowance granted her and
asking the Council to reconsider her case.
It was resolved that the Compassionate
Allowance to Eldica Smith and also to Mrs.
Job Henry, another retired scavenger, be in-
creased to $2.00 weekly.
The meeting was then adjourned to Wed-
nesday, 9th July, 1952, at 4.15 p.m. for the
consideration of the Estimates.

Office of the Roseau Town Council,
9th July, 1952.
AT an adjourned meeting of the Roseau
STown Council held this day, there were
present:-
Mr. C. A. I. Dupigny, Chairman,
Hon. John Bully,
Lt.-Col E. R. Rowbotham,
Mr. J. H. C. Grell,
Mr. L. F. C. Royer.
Absnt :--Dr. Wm. Steiger,
Mr. G. A. James,
Mr. Musgrave M. Edwards.


OFFICIAL GAZETTE,











OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1952


The Chairman informed the Council that
the Meeting had been convened to consider
the Draft Estimates of Revenue an 1 Expen-
diture for the financial year 1952.
The Council resolved itself into a Conm-
mittee of the whole Council to consider the
Draft Ettimates.
The Draft Estimates of Revenue for 1952
amounting to $37,660.00 was considered item
by item, amended and passed. The total
Estimates of Revenue for 1952 amounting
to $39,010.00 was approved.
The Draft Estimates of Expenditure was
then considered.
Head 1. Pensions.
The item Charitable Allowances was in-
creased to provide for the payment of copm-
passionate allowances to three retired scaven-
gers.
The total expenditure of $2,234.56 under
Head 1. Pensions was agreed to.
Head 2. Administration.
It was resolved that the item "Acting
Allowance" of $200.00 be included.
The total expenditure cf $6,002.40 under
Head 2. Administration was agreed to.
Head 3. Sanitation.
Sanitary Inspectors Phillip Alleyne and
Rawle Williams who were appointed on the
24th March, 1952, were included.
The total expenditure of $17,921.74 under
Head 3. Sanitation was agreed to.
Head 4. street Maintenance etc., amount-
ing to $6,593.20 was agreed to.
Head 5. Water and Sewerage Works,
amounting to $3,357.20 was agreed to.
Head 6. Markets amounting to $1,436.00
was agreed to.
Head 7. Fire Brigade.
Chauffeur Fireman J. Vidal and Fireman
C. Mitchell who were appointed on the 24th
March, 1952, were included.
The total expenditure of $5,517.90 under
Head 7. Fire Brigade was agreed to.
Head 8. Miscellaneous.


-F -___


The question of the purchase of the Stand
at Windsor ]Park was discussed.
Mr. Grell moved that the Council slihuld
approach the Turf Club with a view to ne.
gotiating for the purchase of the Stand!.
Lt.-Col. Rowhbothall seconded the lnc ti ii.
The notion was put to the vote and car-


ried.
The Chairman stated that the Estimates
would be finalised at the next meeting of the
Council on the 23rd July, 1952.
At this stage of the proceedings the Conm-
mittee rose and the Council resumed.
The Council then rose.
Contirned this 23rd (lay of J uly, 1952.
CLIFTON A. H. 1)Um'1.r,
Chairtrm,
REseau Town Council.

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRA-
TION
DOMINICA
The Registration of United King-
dom Trade Marks Ordinance. 1952

ABDULLA
Application is hereby made for the
registration of the United Kingdom
Traae Mark No. 281602, in Class 45.
(Schedule III) registered on the 2nd
April, 1906, and for issue to me of
a Certificate of Registration in the
Colony of Dominica for the said Trade
Mark.
Dated this 15th day of September,
1952.
G. A. JAMES,
Agent.
To the Registrar of Trade Marks,
Dominica


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2 ") OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1952:
TRADE MARK OFFICE,
DOMINICA.
24TH SEPTEMBER, 195".
A BDULLA & COMPANY LIMITED, of 112 Commercial Street, Bishops-
gate. London, E.. Eglhnd; Tobacco Manufacturers, have applied for the
registration of one trade mark consisting o' the following word and design :--







ABDULLA
I ,, 51 P L%5







':" in Class 45, that is to say, tobacco, whether manufactured or unmanufac-
tured.
'^ The applicants claim that they have been using the said trade mark
in respect of the said class of goods for 6 years before the 14th day of July,
1952.
Any person may within three months from the date of the first appear-
'- ance in the Dominica Ollieial Gazette, give notice, in duplicate, at the
Trade Marks Office, Dominica, of opposition to the registration of the said
i Trade Mark.
A. B MARIE,
Acting Registrar of Irade Marks.
Agent:-
G. A. James Esq.,
Roseau, Dominica.
























DOMINICA
Printed at thelBULLETIN OFFICE, RO'eau,-By Authority










1952 FIRE BRIGADES ORD




DOMINICA
ORDINANCE NO. OF 1952.
I assent

GoverAor.
,1952.
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO FIRE BRIGADES.
[Gazetted 1952J
BE IT ENACTED by the Legislature of Dominica
as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the
FIRE BRIGADES ORDINANCE, 1952. Short title
2. There shall be established for any town, village Power to
or area in the Colony of Dominica, which the Governor Brigade
in Council may define, Fire Brigades to whom shall
be entrusted the duty of extinguishing fires and pro-
tecting life and property in cases of fire within any
such town, village or area or within the limit of ene
mile thereof.
3. It shall be lawful for the Governor, with the Annualgrant
consent of the Legislative Council, to authorize the for eqiup-
payment from the Treasury of such annual sum of me
money as may be necessary to defray the expenses in-
curred in furnishing Fire Brigades with such fire
engines, fire escapes, pumps, accoutrements, tools and
instruments as may be required for the complete equip-
ment of a Fire Brigade and in providing hydrants for
the purpose of extinguishing fires and all such other
appliances as may be required for the protection of life
and property from fire.
4. (1) A Fire Brigade may be composed of such Constitution
persons as the Governor may appoint or of such volun- of Fire
teers as the Governor may accept or of both such ap- Brigades
pointees and volunteers.
(2) A Fire Brigade composed of volunteers
only and the volunteer section of any Fire Brigade,
shall consist of such persons residing within the limits
of the town, village or area for.which such Fire Brigade
shall have been established orwithin one mile of the
limits thereof.









1952 FIRE BRIGADES ORD



Fire Bri- 5. It shall be lawful for the Governor at any time
gades may by order in writing to place any Fire Brigade under the
be placed command of the Superintendent of Police.
under Super-
intendent of
Police
Volunteer 6. The Governor may appoint from among the
officerss volunteer members of any Fire Brigade such officers
with such titles and such order of rank and precedence,
as he may see fit.
Command of 7. The Superintendent of Police or other officer
Fire Brigade in charge of the Fire Brigade present at any fire shall
at a fire have the sole charge and control of all operations for
the extinction of such fire.
Powers of 8. The Superintendent of Police or other officer in
Superiuten- charge of the Fire Brigade present on the occasion of
Polie at any fire may, in his discretion -
fires (1) take command of other persons who may
voluntarily place their services at his
disposal;
(2) remove or order any other person to remove
any person who by his presence interferes
with or obstructs.the operations of the Fire
Brigade ;
(3) call upon and command any person who
shall be present at any fire to aid and
assist in extinguishing such fire or in
removing furniture or goods from any
building on fire or in danger of fire, or to
guard and secure the same !
(4) cause any water to be shut off from the
mains and pipes of any district in order to
give a greater supply and pressure of
water in the district of the fire or where a
fire may break out;
(5) direct the closing of any street in or near
which a fire is burning ;
(6) generally take any measures that may
appear expedient for a protection of life
and property, with power by himself or his
men to break into or through or take pos-
session of or pull down any premises for
the purpose of preventing the spread of
the fire.










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9. It shall be lawful for the Governor to grant a Governor
pecuniary reward not exceeding one hundred dollars reSrnunra-
to any person who shall render effective aid on the tion
occasion of any fire in extinguishing such fire or in the
preservation of life and property.
10. If the pulling down or blowing up of any house blow
house or building shall be the means of arresting the up to be paid
progress of any fire or if any fire shall be extinguished 'mpe"nsa
before it reaches the site of house or building so pulled
down or blown up, the Governor shall cause the house
or building to be appraised on oath by two or more
competent appraisers, and if such appraisement be
deemed by the Governor to be just and fair, the
owner or proprietor of the house or building so pulled
down or blown up shall be paid the appraised value
thereof.
11. (1) The Governor in Council may make such Power to
Regulations as may be deemed expedient for all or any make regu-
of the purposes following, that is to say :-
(a) For the admission of members into any
Fire Brigade and for the period of service,
training, discipline, good conduct and dis-
charge of the men belonging to the same ;
(b) For prescribing the uniform to be worn
by and for fixing the hours and places of
training and exercise of and the distribu-
tion of duties among the members of a
Fire Brigade;
(c) For the speedy attendance of members of
the Fire Brigade with engines, Are escapes
and all necessary implements on the occa-
sion of any alarm of fire ;
(d) For the maintenance of a Fire Brigade in
a due state of efficiency.
(2) Every member of a Fire Brigade who shall
commit a breach of any regulation made under this
section shall be liable on conviction before the Superin-
tendent of Police to a fine not exceeding twenty-four
dollars which shall be recoverable in the manner provi-
ded by the Magistrate's Code of Procedure Act. Cap. (6










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(3) All such regulations shall be published in
the Gazette.
Special 12. It shall be the special duty of the Superinten-
dutie of dent of Police and officers of a Fire Brigade--
(1) to maintain the discipline of the Fire
Brigade :
(2) to see that the engines and all fire appara-
tus are kept in good order and thorough
repair;
(3) to take proper measures to ensure that the
hydrants be open and the proper number of
hose and hose-pipes be attached thereto and
the engines and other apparatus placed in
such situations as best will secure the
speedy and effectual extinction of a fire.
Offences 13. Every person who shall -
(1) assault, impede or obstruct any officer or
member of any Fire Brgade in the execution
of his duties; or
(2) aid or abet any other person in assaulting
or obstructing any officer or member of a
Fire Brigade in the execution of his duties;
or
(3) wilfully remove, or assist or be concerned
in removing any chain, rope or other bar-
rier placed in or upon or across any street
under the authority of this Ordinance; or
(4) not being a member of the Fire Brigade,
wear the uniform of the Fire Brigade at
Sany fire ; or
(5) obstruct any fire-plug or hydrant by
placing or causing to be placed thereon
any matter or thing whatsoever ; or
(6) wilfully damage or injure any vehicle,
engine, hose, fire-plug, hydrant or other
apparatus of a Fire Brigade; or
(7) not being the owner thereof, remove or
be concerned in removing any furniture or











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goods from any building on fire or in
danger thereof without being authorised
so to do,
shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance and
shall on summary conviction be liable to a fine not
exceeding one hundred dollars or six months impri-
sonment with or without hard labour.
14. The Fire Brigade Ordinance, 1906, is hereby Repeal
repealed. Ord. 7/190o
Passed this day of 1952.

892, 52, Clerk of Legislative Council.
OBJECTS AND REASONS.
Hitherto the Fire Brigade Service was maintained
and operated by the Roseau Town Council but it is now
proposed that this service should be taken over by the
Government of Dominica.
2. The object of this Bill is, therefore, to provide
for the formation of Fire Brigades in the Colony and
for matters connected therewith.
C. ADDISON HARNEY
18th August, 1952 Crown Attorney.










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DOMINICA
ORDINANCE NO. OF 1952.
I assent
.......... .. ...... .
Governor.
,1952.
AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGIS-
TRATION OF NURSES FOR THE SICK.
[On Proclamation)

BE IT ENACTED by the Legislature of Dominica
as fellows :-
1, This Ordinance may be cited as the
NURSES REGISTRATION ORDINANCE, 1952. Short title
2. (1) For the purposes of this Ordinance there Establ)ih-
shall be established a Nursing Council for the Colony ment and
(in this Ordinance referred to as "the Council"), Consitution
of Nursing
which shall be a body corporate by that name with Council.
perpetual succession and a common seal.
(2) The Council shall be constituted in accord-
ance with the provisions contained in the Schedule to
this Ordinance.
(3) The seal of the Council shall be authenti-
cated in the prescribed manner and any document
purporting to be sealed with the said seal so authenti-
cated shall be receivable in evidence of the particulars
stated in that document.
3. (1) It shall be the duty of the Council to form Register of
and keep a register of nurses for the sick (in this Nurses.
Ordinance referred to as the register") subject to
and in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance:
(2) The register shall consist of the following
parts :--
(a) a general part containing the names of all
female nurses who satisfy the conditions of
admission to that part of the register;
(b) any other prescribed part.










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(3) A certificate under the seal of the Council
duly authenticated in the prescribed manner stating
that. any person is, or was at any date, duly registered
under this Ordinance shall be evidence in all courts of
law of the fact stated in the certificate.
(4) Any reference in this Ordinance to the
register shall, unless the context otherwise requires,
be deemed to include a reference to any part of the
register, and the expression "registered" shall be con-
strued accordingly.
ules 4, (1) The Council shall make rules for the fol-
lowing purposes :-
(a) for regulating the formation, maintenance
and publication of the register ;
(b) for regulating the conditions of admis.
sion to the register;
(c) for regulating the conduct of any examina-
tions which may be prescribed as a condi-
tion of admission to the register, and any
matters ancillary to or connected with any
such examination ;
(d) for prescribing the causes for which, the
conditions under which, and the manner in
which nurses may be fined, suspended or
removed from the register, the procedure
for the restoration to the register of nurses
who have been removed therefrom, and the
fee to be payabIe on such restoration ;
(e) for regulating the summoningof meetings
of the Council and the proceedings (includ-.
ing quorum) of the Council ;
(f) for enabling the Council to constitute
committees and for authorisingthe delega-
tion to committees of any of the powers of
the Council, and for regulating the pro-
ceedings (including quorum) of commit-
tees ; .
(g) generally for making provision with res-
pect to any matters with respect to which
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be made for the purpose of carrying
this Ordinance into effect (including
provision with respect to the issue of
certificates to nurses registered under this
Ordinance and with respect to the uniform
or badge which may be worn by nurses so
registered) and for prescribing anything
which under this Ordinance is to be pre-
scribed.
(2) Rules under this section shall contain
provisions :-
(a) requiring as a condition of the admission
of any person to the register that that per-
son shall have undergone the prescribed
training, and shall possess the prescribed
experience, in the nursing of the sick;
and
(b) requiring that the prescribed training
shadl be carried out in an institution ap-
proved by the Council in that behalf ;
(c) enabling persons who, within a period of
two years after the date on which the
rules to be made under the provisions of
this paragraph first come into operation,
make an application in that behalf (in this
Ordinance referred to as an existing
practitioner's applidatlon ") to be admitted
to the register on producing evidence to
the satisfaction of the Council that they
are of good character, are of the prescribed
age, are persons who were for at least
three years before the first.day of Jauuary,
nineteen hundred and fifty one, bona fide
engaged in practice as nurses in attend-
ance on the sick, under conditions which
appear to the Council to be satisfactory for
the purposes of this provision and have
adequate knowledge and experience of the
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(3) Rules made by the Nursing Council shall
not take effect until they have been approved by the
Governor in Council.
Staff and 5. (1) The Council may, with the previous sanc-
expenses. tion of the Governor in Council, appoint a person to act
as Secretary and.Treasurer of the Council, and may,
subject to the consent of the Governor in Council as to
numbers, employ such other officers as the Council con-
sider necessary.
(2) Any expenses incurred by the Council in
carrying this Ordinance into effect, including expenses
in connection with examinations under this Ordinance
shall be defrayed out of the sums received by the Coun-
cil under this Ordinance.
(3) The accounts of the Council shall be
audited in such manner, and by such person, as the
Council may, subject to the approval of the Governor
in Council, from time to time direct, and copies of the
accounts and of any report made on the accounts shall
be transmitted to all the members of the Council and to
such persons as the Council may direct.
Fees. 6. (1) There shall be paid to the Council in res-
pect of every application to be examined or to be regis-
tered under this Ordinance, and in respect of the
retention in anya year of the name of any person on the
register, such fees respectively as the Council may,
with the approval of the Governor in Council, from
time to time determine:
Provided that :-
(a) in the case of an existing practitioner's
application the amount of the fee payable
on the application shall be such sum, not
exceeding five dollars, as the Council,
with such approval as aforesaid, may
determine; and
(b) the amount of the fee payable in respect
of the retention in any year of the name
of any person on the register shall not
exceed one dollar and twenty cents.


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(2) The Council may charge for any certificate
or other document issued, or in respect of any services
performed by them, such fees as may be prescribed.
7. (1) Any person who proves to the satisfaction Admission
of the Council that she has been registered generally petrot "
as a nurse for the sick in the United Kingdom, shall be trained
entitled, on making an application in the prescribed cod tlo
manner and paying such prescribed fee as the Governor
in Council may determine, to be registered in a corres-
ponding manner under this Ordinance. .
(2) Any person who proves to the satisfaction
of the Council that she has been registered generally as
a nurse for the sick in any other part of the British
Commonwealth or in any foreign country, may be
admitted to the final examination for nurses for the
sick, prescribed by the Council on the payment of such
prescribed fee as the Governor in Council may deter-
mine, and if she successfully passes such examination
shall be entitled to be registered under this Ordinance.
Provided that :-
(a) there shall be in force in such place an
enactment, or a provision of any kind hav-
ing the force of law, providing for the
registration of nurses under some public
authority ;
(b) the Council is satisfied that the standard
of training and examination required for
admission to the register of nurses estab-
lished under the said enactment or provi-
sion shall not be lower than the standard
of training and examination required
under this Ordinance.
(3) Where there is a reciprocity agreement
concerning nurses between this Colony and any
part of the British Commonwealth or any foreign
country, any person who proves to the satisfaction of
the Council that she is registered in such part of the
British Commonwealth or foreign countrv generally
as a nurse for the sick, shall be entitled, on making an











1952 NURSES REGISTRATION ORD




application in the prescribed manner and paying such
fee, not being greater than the fee payable on ordinary
applications for registration under this Ordinance, as
the Governor in Council may determine, to be regis-
tered in a corresponding manner under this Ordinace.
Appeal 8. Any person aggrieved by the removal of her
against
renieal name from the register or by the refusal of the Council
from to register her, may, within three months after the
Register date on which notice is given to her by the Council of
register. such removal or refusal, appeal against the Council's
decision to the Supreme Court and such appeal shall be
heard by a single judge in chambers who shall give
such directions in the matter as he may think proper,
including a direction as to costs of the appeal and the
order of the judge shall be final and conclusive and not
subject to an appeal to any other Court.
Penalties for 9. (1) Any person who -
unlawful
assumption (a) not being a person duly registered under
of title of this Ordinance at any time after the expira-
registered
nurse and tion of three months from the date on
for falsifica- which the Council publish in the Oficial
tion ef
Register. Gazette that a Register of Nurses has been
compiled under this Ordinance with the
approval of the Governor in Council, takes
or uses the name or title of registered
nurse, either alone or in combination with
any other words or letters, or any name,
title, addition, description, uniform or
badge, implying that she is registered
under this Ordinance or is recognized by
law as a registered nurse; or
(b) being a person whose name is included in
any part of the register, at any time after
the expiration of the period aforesaid takes
or uses any name, title, addition, descrip-
tion, uniform or badge, or otherwise does
any act of any kind implying that her
name is included in some other part of the
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(c) at any time with intent to deceive makes
use of any certificate of registration as a
nurse issued under this Ordinance to her
or any other person ;
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine in the
case of a first offence, not exceeding fifty dollars, and
in the case of a second or any subsequent offence, not
exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars or to be im-
prisoned for a period not exceeding six months.
(2) If any person wilfully makes, or causes
to be made any falsification in any matter relating to
the register, she shall be guilty of misdemeanor and
shall be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred and
fifty dollars or to imprisoned for a period not exceeding
six months.
10. Any sum or sums of money arising from sum- fins paid
mary conviction and recovery of penalties imposed by int. Court.
this Ordinance or by any rule made thereunder should
be paid to the Magistrate, who shall pay the same to
the Secretary for use by the Council.
11. This Ordinance shall come into operation on Com'"ce-
such date as the Governor may appoint by proclamation
published in the Official Gazette.
Passed this day of 1952.

430/51. Clerk of the Legislative Council

SCHEDULE
Constitution of Council
1. The Council shall consist of seven members.
2. On its constitution the Council shall be com-
posed of the following persons, namely :-
Two persons appointed by the Governor in
Council.
Two persons appointed by the Medical Board.
Three persons selected by the Senior Medical
Officer and accepted by the Governor in
Council for appointment to represent the
Nurses and Midwives until such time as a
Registered Nurses and Midwives Associa-










1952 NURSES. REGISTRATION ORD




tion is formed, then thereafter three persons
elected by the Registered Nurses and Mid-
wives Association, not more than one of
whom may be a registered Medical practi-
tioner.
3. The first members of the Council shall hold
office for such term, not exceeding two years from the
commencement of this Ordinance, as the Governor in
Council may determine.
4. All members of the Council other than the
elected members thereof shall hold office at the pleasure
of the Governor in Council.
5. If the place of member of the Council becomes
vacant before the expiration of his term of office whether
by death, resignation, or otherwise, the vacancy shall
be filled by appointment by the body or persons by
whom the member was appointed, or, if the vacating
member was an elected member, by the Council. The
Council in co-opting a-member under the foregoing pro-
vision shall, so far as practicable select a person, being
a person registered as a nurse under this Ordinance
who is representative of the same interests as those
represented by the vacating member. Any person
appointed or elected to fill a casual vacancy shall
hold office only so long as the member in whose
stead he is appointed or elected would have held office.
6. Any member ceasing to be a member of the
Council shall be eligible for re-appointment or re-
election.
7. The powers of the Council may be exercised
-notwithstanding- any vacancy in their number.
OBJECTS AND REASONS.
The object of this Bill is to make provision for the
registration of nurses in the Colony.
2. The Bill is based on the Trinidad Nurses Regis-
tration Ordinance, 1950.
C. ADDISON HARNEY,
Crown Attorney,










1952 TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT ORD
(AMENDMENT:




DOMINICA
ORDINANCE NO. OF 1952
I assent
........................ .........
Governor.
,1952
AN ORDINANCE FURTHER TO AMEND THE
TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT (CAP. 99.)
(Gazetted 1952.)
BE IT ENCATED by the Legislature of Dominica
as follows:--
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the
TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT (AMEND- Short title.
MENT) ORDINANCE, 1952,

and shall be read and construed as one with the Title cap 9t
Ords. 7 of 128
by Registration Act, as amended, (hereinafter referred r of Ass
5 of 193-i
to as the principal Act). I1 of 1937
19 of 1989
2 of 1949
15 of 1650
\ 22 of 1951
2. Section 10 of the Principal Act is hereby amend- Amendment of
of seB. In of
ed by inserting between the word "issued" and the pri'.. Act
word "or" occurring in the tenth line thereof the words
"or in respect of any certificate of title issued by virtue
of any scheme under the Town and Country Planning
Ordinance, 1946, or under the Slum Clearance and words. 4 of 1946
Housing Ordinance, 1946." a of 1946
3. This Ordinance shall be deemed to have come commencemet
into operation on the 1st day of June, 1952.
Passed this day of 1952.


Clerk of the Legislative Council


784/50










1952 TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT ORD
(AMENDMENT)



OBJECTS AND REASONS.
Under section ten of the Title by Registration Act
a certificate of title issued in accordance with the act is
unqualified and no conditions may be inserted save
when the issue is in respect of a Crown Grant.
2. The object of this Bill is to enable certificates
of title obtained by virtue of any scheme made under
the Town and Country Planning Ordinance, 1946, or
under the Slum Clearance and Housing Ordinance,
1946, to be issued with conditions.
3. Without this amendment the Regulations made
under the above Ordinances would be ineffective.
E. S. ST. BERNARD,


Acting Crown Attorney.


21st June, 1952.










1952 ROAD (AMENDMENT) ORD


DOMIN1CA
ORDINANCE NO. OF 1952.
I assent

Governor.
S1952.
AN ORDINANCE FURTHER TO AMEND THE
ROAD ORDINANCE, 1914.
[Gazetted .1952]
BE IT ENACfIED by the Legislature of Dominica
as follows: -
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the
ROAD (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 1952. Short title
and shall be read as one with the Road Ordinance, 1914 Ord, 10/1911
as amended, (hereinafter referred to as the principal ./
Ordinance). 11/1951
2. After section fifteen of the principal Ordinance InsertIon of
the following sections shall be inserted :- principal
Ordinance
15A. Any person who without lawful excuse -- Blocking or
(a) having blocked or scotched the wheel of any damaging
vehicle, allows the stone or other thing used roads
for such purpose to remain on the road after
such vehicle hay moved away, or causes damage
to the surface of the road through the negli-
gent use of any such vehicle : or
(b) places or causes to be placed any stones, rub- Permitting
bish, bricks, timber, sand or other material, or dirt or rub-
bish to fall
throws scourings from any ditch, or other on road
object or thing on or in any road and shall
allow the same to remain there except for such
period as shall be necessary for the removal
thereof,
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not
exceeding twenty pounds, and in addition, to the pay-
i










ROAD (AMENDMENT)


Easing dan-
gerous bends
and improv-
ing sight
lines on
Roads






4


ment of the cost occasioned by the damage done or by
the removal of the obstruction.
15B. Whenever, in the opinion of the Read
Authority any road shall be considered unsafe
for traffic through dangerous bends, or where
trees, branches of trees or any brushwood are
likely to obscure the view of motorists and
render such road unsafe, the Road Authority
shall, after giving sevefi days notice in writing
to the owner or occupier of any land adjoining
such read, cause the necessary specified work
to be executed, and may take land required for
any such work or cut such trees, branches, or
brushwood as may seem necessary
Provided that where any valuable trees or
growing crops are destroyed compensation shall
be made to the persons damnified for the value
of the trees or crops destroyed. And provided
further that service of such notice, by posting
the same on the land, shall be deemed sufficient
notice where the owner or occupier cannot be
found.
Passed this day of 1952,

1114/50. Clerk of the Legislative Council.
OBJECTS AND REASONS.
The objects of this Bill are a follows -
(i) to place liability on any person who, without
lawful excuse, places or causes any material
to be placed on or to be on any road, or who
negligent use of any vehicle causes damage
to any road, and to allow Government to
recover the cost of any maintenance occa-
sioned thereby; and
(ii) to ease dangerous bends and to improve
sight lines on roads which in the opinion of
the Road Authority are rendered unsafe for
traffic.
E. L. ST. BERNARD,
Acting Crown Attorney.


1952


ORD




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