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Dominica.


Official Gazette.

tSubli fibeb bp a ut for i t .
VOL. LXXV ROSEAU, MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1952. NO. 52

Government Notices.

No. 170
REPOSSESSION OF ALIENATED CROWN LANDS

IN 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
IN the Matter of the Title to the Stonehill RIstate situate in the
Parish of St, Joseph in the Colony of Dominica.
ELIZABETH II. By the Grace 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 the landsand 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 without 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 Registi ar
L.S.
624/50.


0(0 G C--








OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1952.


No 247
WAR DAMAGE PAYMENTS
(FAR EAST)
IT is announced for general information
that the fnal date for the receipt of
claims under the United Kingdom Far
Eastern Private Chattels Scheme, 1946.
the United Kingdom Extended W'ar East-
ern Private Chattels Scheme, 1949, and
the Burma Business Scheme, 1919, is the
31st October, 1952.
Any United Kingdom British Subjects
resident in the Colony, who may be
eligible to submit a claim under one of
these Schemes, but have not already done
so, may have the opportunity of obtaining
an application form from and making the
necessary declaration to the Assistant
Secretary' Board of Trade (Insurance and
Companies Department) Lacon House,
Theobalds Road, London, W. C. 1, before
the final date.
C 90/52
3rd October, 1952.



No, 252
VENEZUELAN CONSULAR
REPRESENTATION
IT is notified for general information
that the Venezuelan Government has
appointed Senor Dr. DON CARLOS SIMON
ALAMO as Consul-General of Venezuela at
Port-of-Spain, with jurisdiction including
Trinidad and the Windward Islands in
place of Dr. CARLOS JULIO RBJAS.
Pending the issue of Her Majesty's
Exequatur provisional recognition has
been accorded to Senor Dr. DON CARLOS
SIMON ALA.AO.
150/45
6th October, 1952.


No. 253
CHANGES IN CROWN AGENTS
FOR THE COLONIES
THE Secretary of State for the Colonies
has appointed Sir GEORGE SEEL. at present
Comptroller Development and Welfare
in the West Indies and British Co-Chair-
man Caribbean Commission, to be a Senior
Crown Agent for the Colonies in succes-
sion to Sir JOHN CALDER and Sir GEORE
BERESFORD-STOOKE, at present Governor
of Sierra Leone, to be Second Crown
Agent in succession to Sir HAROLD
BOWNIE.
These appointments will take effect on
or aboat May 1st, 1953.
C. 111/52
7th October, 1952.


No. 255


RESIGNATION
HUMPHREY, JOHN, Aide-de-Camp and
Private Secretary to His Excellency
the Governor of the Windward Islands
with effect from 4th September, 1952.
1010/52
29th September, 1952.
NoRaIS CLIFFORD J., Third Class Clerk,
Post Office, with effect from 2nd
October, 1952.
E 674

No. 256
LEAVE
BURTON, Mrs. C. A,, Secund <'lass Cler k,
Supply Office. vacation leave from 1st
October to 7th November, 1952, inclu.
sive, and leave without pay from 8th
November to 15th December, 1952,
inclusive.
E. 446.
NORRIS, CI.IFFORD, J., Third Class Clerk,
Post Office, vacation leave from 16th
September to 1st Uctober, J952. in.
elusive.
E. 674.

No. 257
APPOINTMENTS
MR. V. C. JOSSE, as a Comimissioner of
Income Tax, with effect from 6th October,
1952, vice Mr. E. L. ST. BERNARD, trans-
ferred to British Honduras,
594/49
10th October, 1949.

No. 258
TRANSFERS
BENJAMIN, A., Head Teacher, Laudat
School, transferred to Pointe Carib
School.
GUISTE, C.h.E., Head Teacher, St.
Joseph School, transferred to Ports-
mouth School.
JOSEPH, S. Head Teacher, Hampstead
School, transferred to Calibiship
School.


No. 254
COMPTROLLER, DEVELOP-
MENT AND WELFARE
AND BRITISH CO-CHAIR-
MAN CARIBBEAN COMMIS-
SION
THE Secretarv of State for the Colonies
has appointed Mr. S E. V. LUKE. C.M G.,
Assistant Under Secretary of State
Colonial Office, to be Comptroller fur
Development and Welfare in the West
Indies and British Co-Chairman in the
Caribbean Commission in succession to Sir
GEORGE SEEL.
C 110/52
7th October, 1992,









OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1952


KNIGHT, Miss W., Head Teacher, Pointe
Carib School, transferred to Laudat
School.
LAURENT, M. F, Head Teacher, Rosalie
School, transferred to Clifton School.
NICHeLAS. D. A., lead Teacher. Clifton
School, transferred to Grand Fond
School,
RIVIEnE, L.A., Head reacher. Portsmouth
School, transferred to St. Joseph
School.
WILLIAMS, L.E., Head Teacher, Calibishie
School, transferred to Hampstead
School.
1st September, 1952.
C. 125/48
CHRISTIAN, Miss D.. G.S.O. Class III,
Telephone Operator. Rosalie Ex-
change transferred to Grandbay Ex-
change.
TOUSSAINT, Miss M., G.SO Class III.
Telephone Operator Grandbay Ex-
change, transferred to Rosalie Ex-
chan ge.
1st September, 1952.
82/47

Ne 259
PUBLICATION OF BILLS
The undermentioned draft Bills which it
is proposed to introduce in Legislative
Council are pubWshed for general informa-
tion with this issue of the Official Gazette:-
An Ordinance to validate certain proceed-
ings of the Roseau Town Council with
regard to the collection of Land and
House Rate.
Ref. 288/37
An Ordinance relating to the Carriage
and Storage of Motion Picture Films.
Ref. 762/52.
13th October, 1952.
VICrOR C. JOSSE.
Government Secretary.

Departmental and other
Notices

DOMINICA B.W.I.
CONTROL NOTICE
IMPORTAI IO I OF
CORONATION SOUVENIRS
IT is hereby notified that the importation
of all articles suitable for use for or in
connection with the celebration or com-
memoration of the Coronation of Her
Majesty or as souvenirs thereof, being
articles which consist of or bear a repre
sentation of Her Majesty, any member of
the Royal Family, the Royal Cypher, the
Royal Arms, any Royal emblem, es-
cutchcon, badge, crest, armorial bearings
or insignia, any article or building asso-
ciated with the Coronation, or a flag of
any country, as set out in the Schedule


thereto.including flags resembling any such
flag, is hereby prohibited from all coun-
with the exception of those set out in the
Schedule hereto.
All licences previously granted for th,'
importation of any of the articles des-
crined above from any country other
than those set out in the Schedule hereto
are hereby cancelled provided that goods
which are proved to the satisfaction of
the Controller of Supplies, to have been
despatched prior to the date of this notice
and which may arrive in the (olony not
at6r than 4th November, 1952, are not
affected.
SCHEDULE
United Kingdom
Canada
Australia
New Zealand
South Africa
India
Pakistan
Ceylon
United Kingdom Colonies
British Protectorates oc British Pro-
tected States
Any territory for the time being
administered by the Government of
a-y part of Her Majesty's dominions
under the trusteeship system of the
United Nations.
South-West Africa.
The Republic of Ireland.
E. O, D. CHARLES,
Acting Controller of Supplics.
SUPPLY OFFICE,
DOMIMICA.
23rd September, 1952.



ENTRANCE TO THE DOM-
INICA GRAMM.IAR SCHOOL IN
JANUARY 1953
ALL prospective Students seeking entry
to the Dominica Grammar School in Janu-
ary 1953 will be expected to sit an entrance
examination to be held on the School
premises on Monday, December 15th and
on Tuesday, December 16th. Only those
Students who are able to fulfil the entrance
require ents will be admitted.
Only in exceptional cases will boys
beyond 14 years be admitted and they will
be expected to reach a sufficiently high
standard to enable them to proceed to
to the upper Forms.
Birth Certificates should be submitted
on the first morning of the examination.
VICTOR A. A. ARCHER
Headmaster.
9th October, 1952.










341 OFFICIAL GAZE'

FREE GRANT OF CROWN LANDS TO
EX-SERVICE MEN
NOTICE TO
DOMINICAN EX-SOLDIERS
1914-18 and 1939--45 Wars

Consideration having been given to the
matter of GRANTS of LAND to EX-SER-
VICEMEN notice is now given that the
LAST DATE for making APPLICATION
for such GRANTS will he 30th November
1952.
2 APPLICATION forms for GRANTS
are obtainable at the BOTANIC GAR-
DENS, ROSEAU or at the AGRICUL-
TURAL STATIONS,
GRAND BAY
COLIHAUT
PORTSM OUTH
LONDONDERRY
LA PLANE
3. EXSOLDIERS making APPLICA-
TIONS should state their REGIMEMTAL
NUM BER and produce tneir DISCHARGE
CERTIFICATE for INSPECTION by the
OFFICER-IN-CHARGE at one of the above
places.
4. IMPORTANT: EX-SOLDIERS hav-
ing PRIVATE MEANS or who have AL-
READY RECEIVED ASSISTANCE in the
form of MONEY (whether by loan or
gift) or TRAINING or who are in PER-
MAMENT EMPLOYMENT should NOT
APPLY as they are considered rehabilita-
ted already.
5. After 30th November a Committee
appointed by Government will examine
the applications and if necessary call upon
individual applicants to come forward for
interview.
6. Each applicant will be informed in
due course whether his application has
been successful.
7. Ex-soldiers who have already applied
for land are advised to complete a new
application in case their original one is
mislaid.
8. Completed application forms should
be returned to the Chief Forest Officer,
Forest Office, Botanic Gardens, Roseau,
13th October, 1952.


TTE, MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1952


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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE
WINWARD ISLANDS AND
LEEWARD ISLANDS
(DOMINICA)
NOfICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in
pursuance of Rules made by the Chief
Justice under Section 16 of the Leeward
Islands and Windward Islands (Courts)
Order in Council, 1939, The. Honourable
Puisne Judge assigned to the Dominica
Circuit has appointed Tuesday the 4th day
of November, 1952, at the hour of ten
o'clock in the forenoon and subsequent
days for the sitting of the Court in its
Criminal Jurisdiction at the Court House
at Roseau within the Dominica Circuit.
Dated the 2nd. day of October, 1952.
A. R. MARIE,
Ag Registrar of the Supreme Court
of thr Windward Islandt
and Leeward Islands
(Dominica.)


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
Trade 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







OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1952.


NOTICE
TRADE MARK OFFICE,
DOMINICA.
24TH SEPTEMBER, 1952.
ABDULLA & COMPANY LIMITED, of 112 Commercial Street, Bishops-
gate. London. E.. England; Tobacco Manufacturers, have applied for the
registration ofone trade mark consisting of the following word and design :--


in 'Class 45, that is to say, tobacco, whether manufactured or unmanufac-
tured.
The applicants elaim 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 Otficial Gazette, give notice, in duplicate, at the
'Trade Marks Office, Dominica, of opposition to the registration of the said
Trade Mark.
A. B: MARIE,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


Agent :-


A. James Esq.,
Roseau, Do.minica.


DOMINICA
'Pinted at the BULLETIN OFFICE, Roseau,-By Authority


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1952 ROSEAU TOWN COUNCIL ORD
VALIDATING





DOMINICA
ORDINANCE NO OF 1952.
I assent

Governor.
1952,
AN ORDINANCE TO VALIDATE .CERTAIN PROCEEDINGS
OF THE ROSEAU TOWN COUNCIL WITH REGARD TO
--
THE COLLECTION OF LAND ANT) HOUSE RATE.
[Gazetted ,1952j
WHEREAS by section 89 of the Roseau Town Council Ordi-
nance, 1937, it is enacted, inter alia, that the Council shall in
each year not later than the 31st. day of July by resolution
declare that a rate not exceeding one and a quarter per ceitum on the
value of all houses and lots of land in the town shall be levialle as
house and land rate for the current year.
AND WHEREAS the Roseau Town Coiuncil passed a Resolution
on the 29th day of August, 1952 declaring that a rate of one per cen-
turn shall be levied on the values of all houses and lots of land in the
Town of Roseau for the current year.
BE IT ENACTED by the Legislature of Dominica as follows :-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the
ROSEAU TOWN COUNCIL (RATES) VALIDATING
Short title
ORDINANCE, 1952.
2: The Resolution passed by the Roseau Town Council on the Validity of
29th day of August, 1952 declaring that a rate of one per centum shall Resolution
be levied on the values of all houses and lots of land in the Town of
Roseau for the current year shall be deemed to be valid and is hereby
declared to be as good, valid and effectual to all intents and purposes
as if the said Resolution had been passed not later than the 31st
day of July, 1952.
3. This Ordinance shall be deemed to have come into operation Comme
Commencement
on the 1st day of September, 1952.

Passed this day of 1952.

288/37. Clerk of the Legislative Council.

OBJECTS AND REASONS
The Roseau Town Council having omitted to pass a resolution declar-
ing the rate leviable on the value of all houses and lands within the
Town not later than the 31st day of July as provided in section 89 of
Ordinance No. 23 of 1937, provision is now made for the resolution
passed by the Councll on the 29th day ef August, 1952 to have effect
as being validly.made under section 89 of the said Ordinance.
2. The object of this Bill is to validate the Resolution of the
Reseau Town Council dated 29th August, 1952.
C. ADDISON HARNEY,
Crown Attorney.











MOTION PICTURE FILMS


DOMINICA
ORDINANCE NO. OF 1952.
I assent
........................ .......
Governor.
,1952.
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE CARRIAGE
AND STORAGE OF MOTION PICTURE FILMS.
(Gazetted ,1952)
BE IT ENACTED by the Legislature of Dominica
as follows
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the
MOTION PICTURE FILMS (CARRIAGE AND
Short title.
STORAGE) ORDINANCE,. 1952.
2. In this Ordinance, film or "' motion picture Interpreta-
film" means picture or sound recording film having a tion.
nitre cellulose base whether in the form of unexposed
film, positives, negatives, scrap or used film but does
not include substandard films, that is, 9 millimeter and
16 millimeter, which are non-inflammable.
3. (1) The Governor in Council may make regu-
Power to .
latins :-ke reg
make regu
(a) to make provision for the protection of nations.
persons and property from danger arising
from fire or explosion caused by-or incident
to the presence of films in any place ;
(b) prescribing the conditions under and the
places in which films may be stored;
(c) prescribing the conditions under and the
vehicles and receptacles in, which films
may be transported from. one place to
another ;
(d) determining the restrictions to be imposed
upon persons when in close proximity to
films stored in any place;
(e) prescribing offences against any of the


ORD


1952











1952 MOTION PICTURE FILMS ORD




said regulations and penalties tierefor:
Provided that no such penalty shall exceed
one thousand dollars or imprisonment for
twelve months with or without hard labour :
Provided further that in the.case of a con-
tinuing offence, any such regulations may
provide for a further penalty not exceed-
ing twenty dollars for each day during
which the offence continues.
(2) Regulations made under this Ordinance
shall have no force or effect until they have been approved
by the Legislative Council : Provided that hntil varied
or revoked by such regulations, the regulations con-
tained in the Schedule hereto shall be in force.
Passed this day of 1952.

762/52. Clerk of the Legislative Council.
SCHEDULE
Short title. 1. These Regulations may be cited as the
MOTION PICTURE FILMS (CARRIAGE AND
STORAGE) REGULATIONS. 1952.
Interpreta- 2. In these Regulations --
tion. "cabinet" means a non-combustible container
of a type approved by the Superintendent of
Police;
"high fire risk area means an area designated
as such by the Superintendent of Police which
has been approved by the Governor in Coun-
cil and notified in the Official Gazette ;
"motion picture film" means picture or sound
recording film having a nitro cellulose base
whether in the form of unexposed film, posi-
tives, negatives, srap or used film but does
not include substandard films, that is 9 milli-
meter and 16 millimeter, which are non-
flammable.










1952 MOTION PICTURE FILMS ORD



"Shipping and rewinding room means a room
designed and constructed with the approval of
the Director of Works and used for the inspect,
tion repair or rewinding of film and in which
films are kept pending shipment;
"standard roll" means a roll of film 35 milli-
meter wide and a 1,000 feet long weighing
approximately 5 lb. used as a measurement of
unit;
"vault means a vault designed and constructed
with the approval of the Director of Works.
3. (1) All potion picture film shall be stored
within a vault.
(2) No building containing a vault shall be
erected or maintained within 10 feet of any other
building not containing a vault.
(3) No motion picture film shall be transported
other than in the manner specified herein.
(4) No motion picture film shall be stored on
any premises without a licence from the Superintendent
of Police.
(5' Every licence issued under the proceeding
sub-regulation shall expire on the 31st December next
following the date of theissua, and notice of the issue
of every such licence shall be published in the Official
Gazette
4. Al! electrical apparatus and installations in
vaults shall be of a standard approved by the Lirector
of Works.
5. No combustible materials other than film shall
be stored or placed in a vault containing films.
6. All film shall be kept in closed containers except
during the actual time it is being worked on or examined.
7. (1) No more than 20 double rolls or 40 single
rolls of film per operator shall be removed from a vault
at any time for inspection or shipping purposes; and
not more than 2 double rolls or 4 single rolls per opera-
tor shall be exposed at any one time.
(2) No reel of film shall be*exposed in a vault
at any time.
8.. (1) Scrap film shall be kF pt separate from all
other material, and under water in steel drums with
close fitting covers.










1952 MOTION PICTURE FILMS ORD



(2) All film'-for disposal shall be deposited with the
Superintendent of Police. No scrap film shall be buried or burnt.
9. (1) No film shall be inspected, repaired or rewound
other than in a rewinding room.
(2) No non-essential combustible material shall be kept
in rewinding rooms other than in cabinets.
10. Collodion, amyl acetate or other similar flammable sub-
stance stored in a rewinding room shall be kept in a metal con-
tainer, and the total quantity exposed 'at any one time shall not
exceed one Imperial Pint.,
11. (1) All intransit films at a film exchange shall as soon
as practical be placed in a vault.
(2) Film shall only be transported in a vehicle in respect
of which a permit in writing authorizing the carriage of film
in such vehicle has been issued by the Superintendent of Police.
(3) No motion picture film shall be transported other
than in containers approved by the Superintendent of Police.
12. No person shall smoke in any place where motion picture
film is stored or handled. Warning notices to this effect snail be
posted over entrances in red letters 6 inches, high on a white
background.
13. Means of escapes to freedom for employees on premises
where motion picture film is stored or handled shall be prom-
inently indicated by means of notices in green letters 6 inches
high on a white background, at all points of exit.
14, Fire equipment of a standard type and number approved
by the Superintendent of Police shall be kept and maintained in
all premises where motion picture film is stored or handled.
15. Whenever any person shall withhold his approval of the
doing of or the omission to do anything in connection with any
film which is subject to his approval under these Regulations, the
person aggrieved by his decision may, within seven days of the
date of receipt of notification that such approval has been with-
held, appeal against such decision to the Governor in council who
may, in his discretion, authorize the doing of or the omission to
do such thing either unconditionally or subject to such conditions
aslhe may think fit to impose ; or confirm such decision: Provided
that such decision shall be binding upon such person until varied
or revoked by the 'Governor in Counci.
16. No person shall leave or cause to be left any motion
picture film unattended unless the same is secured in a vault, re-
winding room or shipping room.
17.a If any person shall contravene any of the provisions of
these regulations, he shall,be guilty of an offence against these











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Regulations and liable on summary conviction to a fine not ex-
ceeding one thousand dollars or imprisonment with or without
hard labour for a period not exceeding twelve months and in the
case of a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding
twenty dollars for each day during which the offence continues.
18. The Superintendent of Police or any member of the Fire
Brigade Department authorized in writing by the Superintendent
of Police may at any time without notice enter any vault or
building attached thereto used in connection with film.storage or
any shipping and rewinding room and inspect the same, and any
person who assaults, impedes or obstructs the Superintendent of
Police or any such member of the Fire Brigade Department in
the execution of his duty under this regulation shall be liable on
summary conviction to a fine not exceeding ninety-six dollars.
S OBJECTS AND REASONS
The objects and reasons of this Bill are to provide for the
storage and carriage of motion picture films in order to reduce
the high fire risk attendant upon the uncontrolled handling and
storage of such highly inflammable articles.
C. ADDISON HARNEY,
22th August, 1952. Crown Attorney,




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