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VOL. LXXV ROSEAU, MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1952. No. 53
REPOSSESSION OF ALIENATED CROWN LANDS
IN the Supreme Court of the Windward Islands and Leeward
Islands bominica Circuit.
IN the Matter of the Forest, Soil and Water Conservation
IN the Matter of the Title to the Stonehill Estate 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 lands and 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 Aprl, 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.
S74Z A. B. MARIE,
/ 624 /50S.
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1952
The following letter which has been
received from the Minister of Food, Dean
Bradley House, Horseferry Road, London,
S.W.l. dated 22nd, September, 1952, is
published for general information:-
Both during and since the war a
steady flow of food gifts has reached
these shores from friends and well wishers
overseas They have been distributed by
the Commonwealth Gift Centre with the
assistance of organizations in the United
Kingdom and have provided a welcome
and unexpected addition to the larders of
many who through age or infirmity have
found it hard to cope with the difficulties
they' have had to face. But they
have done much more than provide
material aid: they have brought home to
us all the depth of understanding good-
will and sympathy of countless friends
throughout the Commonwealth. So I
speak not only for those who have received
gifts but for all in the United Kingdom
when I say that we have been deeply
I know that thousands of letters have
carried the thanks of those who have
ber)lited and I am sure that you are well
aware of the depth of their appreciation.
But with the closing of the Cemmonwealth
Gift Centre I should like to express the
gratitude of H.M Goveinment and of
the people of the United Kingdom to all
who have at any time contributed. Your
amazing generosity will remain with us as
a constant reminder of the very real bond
which unites us and be an inspiration
during the difficult times we are now
facing together. May I ask for your kind
assistance in making the contents of this
letter as widely known as possible among
all who have given so freely.
G. LLOYD GEORGE."
15th Octeber, 1952.
HIs Honour the Administrator has been
pleased to appoint, under Section 10 of
** The Registration of Births and Deaths
Ordinance, 1916" (Dominioa No. 3 of 1916)
Mrs. FEONA CHARLES to be Registrar of
Births and Deaths for District No. 4, St.
Joseph, with effect from the 1st October,
1952 vice Miss HELEN LAROCQUE,, re.
15th October, 1952.
LABOUR ST'ATISTICS-COST OF LIVING
THE Administrator directs the publica-
tion for general information of the
following Cost of Living Index Figures as
compared with September, 1939 taken as
All Items 377
Food only 357
16th October, 1952.
WEST INDIES CONFER-
PORT OF SPAIN; Septe:mber 26: Plans
for the Fifth Session of the West Indian
Conference to be held at \iontego Bay,
Jamaica, November 24 December 4, are
advancing rapidly, it was announced to-
day by Mr. E F I d- V:icndt, Secretary
General of the Caribuean Commission, the
The West Indian conference he ex-
plained, is an auxiliary body of the Carib-
bean (Comunission. It is convened bien-
nially, and its sessions provide a regular
means of consultation with and between
the delegates from the territories on
matters of common interest within the
terms of reference of the Commission and
afford the opportunity to present to the
Commission recommendations on such
matters The last conference e met at
Curacao in 1:50.
In accordance with arrangements made
by the Jamaica government host to the
Conference, general iinetirigs will be held
in the ballroom of Fairfield Ceuntry Club.
Office space will be provided at the Club
and at the Fairfield Hotel.
The tentative agenda for the Fifth Ses-
sion which is subject to confirmation by
the (onference itself, emphasises indus-
trialisation, also with reference to the role
of government in promoting indust rialisa-
tion, and vocational training and other
measures to increase the productivity of
labour in the area Another scheduled
feature is a review of the work of the pre-
vious sessions and an appraisal of the
progress made. In this connection, spe-
cial consideration will be given to develop-
ments in the fields of industrialisation
and agricultural development, processing
Papers on various aspects of the pro-
blem of industrialisation and vocational
training are being prepared for the Can-
fcrence by the Central Secretariat, ex-
perts named by the national sections and
territorial governments, and be several
United Nations organizations Sample
subjects are: Survey of the existing
agricultural and forest products process-
ing industries of the ( aribbean; relation of
agricultural and forestry products to in-
dustrialisation in the Caribbean; existing
trade and potential markets fo- Caribbean
agricultural and forestry processed pro-
duets; survey of existing facilities for
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1952
vocational training in the Caribbean ; in.
dustrial legislation in the Caribbean; role
of Government in promoting industrial
development in the Caribbean
The provisional agenda is as follows :
I, Report of the Secretary General on
(a) Action taken by the Metropoli-
tan and Ierritorial Governments
on the Recommeudations of the
West Indian Conference
(Fourth Session) ; and
(b) the work of the Commission
since the Fourth Session.
II. An appraisal taking into considera-
tion the work of previous Sessions of the
Conference) of progress made, particular-
ly in the fields of
(i) Indust rialisation
(ii) Agricultural Development,
Processing and Marketing
III. Industrialisation :
1. Historical background, Exist-
ing Industries ant Industrial
Potential of the Caribbean
2. Agricultural Bases for Indus-
trialisation in the Caribbean :
(i) Relation of AgriculLtural .nd
Forestry Products to Indus-
trialisation in the Caribbean
(ii) Problems and benefits of lo-
cal processing of Agricultural
(iii) Present and Potential Mar-
kets for Products Processed
in the A ea.
IV. Role of Gevernment in Promoting
1. Government inducements for
the developments of industry
2. Industrial legislation in the
Cariboean, with particular
reference to the protection of
3. Health of the worker and In-
V. Vocational Training and Other
Measures to increase productivity of
Labour in the Area:
1. Guidance Services.
2 Vocational Agricultural Train-
3. Trade and Industrial Educa-
4 Apprenticeship and on-the-job
5. Other Measures of increasing
16th October, 1952.
Appointment of Sir Robert Duncan
Harris Arundell, K.C. V.G., O B.E,,
as Governor and Commander-in-Chief,
IT is announced by the Secretary of
State for the Colonies, MR. OLIVER
LYTTELTON, that Her Majesty the Queen
has been pleased to approve the appoint-
ment of SIR ROBERT DUNCAN HARRIS
ARUNDELL, K.C.M G., O.B.E., Governor
and Commander-in-Chief, Windward Is-
lands, to be Governor and Commander-in-
Chief, Barbados, in succession to SIR
ALFRED SAVAGE, K.C.M.G,, whose ap
pointment as Governor and Commander-
in-Chief, British Guiana, was announced
on September 19th.
17th October, 1952.
POST OF ADMINISTRA'Tb
THE Secretary of State for the Colonies
has selected Mr. JOHN KINSMILL ROBERT
THORP, M.B E., Administrative Officer,
Kenya, for appointment to post of Admin-
istrator of St. Lucia.
Mr. TiORP, was born in 1912 and edu-
cated at Monkstown Park Preparatory
School. Dublin ; Campbell College, Bel,
fast; and University of Dublin to which
he was awarded a scholarship. He gradu.
ated with the degree of B. A. (Dublin),
with first class honours in Moderations.
During the War he was on military service,
North frontier administration, Kenya,
1940-43. with the rank of Captain (honor-
ary.) He was appointed District Officer,
Kenya, in 1935. He is married and has
Mr. THORP will be proceeding to the
United Kingdom on leave in November
and he is expected to arrive in St. /ucia
in February, 1953.
18th October 1952.
SEVERIN, WEBSTER, 0., Acting Special
Grade Clerk, Adr.i.istrator's Office,
appointed Special Grade Clerk, Ad-
4th February, 1952.
18th October, 1952.
PUBLICATION OF BILLS
The undermentioned draft Bill which it
is proposed to introduce in Legislative
Council is published for general infornma-
tion with this issue of the Official Gazette:-
An Ordidance to control the importation
of Animals, Birds, Reptiles and insects
and to regulate the treatment and
disposal of animals which are suffer-
ing or are suspected to be suffering
from any disease, and for- ether
matters related thereto or connected
20th October, 1952.
THE following Statutory Rules and
Orders is circulated with and forms part
of this Gazette: -
No. 31 of 1952. A Proclamation.
20th October, 1952
VICTOR C. JOSSE.
346 i tEFICIAL GAZETTE,
MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1952.
I Departmental and other
S GIFT PARCELS
ArENTION is drawn to the fact that
bona fide unsolicited gifts only net exceed.
ing $65.00 (B.W.I. Currency) are permit-
ted to be imported without an import
licence provided that such gifts are no t
intended for sale or exchange or for us e
in any commercial undertaking.
Gifts arriving in the Colony without
an imported licence having first been
obtained, in excess of a vaiue of $65 00
(B,W.I. Currency) are liable to eonfisca-
Licences will not ordinarily be granted
for the importation of gifts in excess of a
value of $65.00 (B W.I. Currency). The
only exception that may be made is in the
case of gifts sent to religious, charitable
or educational institutions.
E.O D. CHARLES,
Acting Controller of Suvplhes.
T.Iah october. 1952.
i FREE GRANT OF CROWN LANDS TO
1914-18 and 1939- -45 Wars
Consideration having been given to the
matter of GRAN FS of LAND to EX-SER-
VICEMEN notice is now given that the
LAST DATE for making APPLICATION
for such GRANTS will be 30th November
2 APPLICATION forms for GRANTS
are obtainable at the BOTANIC GAR-
DENS, ROSEAU or at the AGRICUL-
3. iXSOLDIERS making APPLICA-
TIONS should state their REGIMEMTAL
NUMBER and produce their DISCHARGE
CERTIFICATE for INSPECTION by the
OFFICER-IN-CHARGE at one of the above
4. IMPORTANT: EX-SOLDIERShav-
ing PRIVATE MEANS or who have AL-
READY RECEIVED ASSISTANCE in the
form of MONEY (whether by loan er
gift) or TRAINING or who are in PER.
MAMEN' EMPLOYMENT should NOT
APPLY as they are considered rehabilita-
5. After 30th November a Committee
appointed by Government will examine
the applications and if necessary call upon
individual applicants to come forward for
6. Each applicannt will be informed in
due course whether his application has
7. Ex-soldiers who have already applied-
for land are advised to complete a new
application in case their original one is
8. Completed application forms should
be returned to the Chief Forest Officer,
Forest Office, Botanic Gardens, Roseau
]3th October, 1952.
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE
WINWARD ISLANDS AND
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in
pursuance of Rules made by the Chief
Justice under Section 16 of the Leeward
Islands and Windward Islands (Courts)
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.
Dattd the 2nd. day of October, 1952.
A. B. MARIE,
Ag. Registrar of the Supreme Court
of the Windward Islands
and Leeward Islands
ENTRANCE TO THE DOM-
INICA GRAMMAR SCHOOL IN
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
requirements will be admitted.
(nly 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
en the first morning of the examination.
VICTOR A. A. ARCHER.
9th October, 1952,
k1rbimted lt the"BULLETIN OFFICE, Roueau,-By Authority
1952 ANIMALS DISEASES ORD.
ORDINANCE NO. OF 1952.
AN ORDINANCE TO CONTROL THE IMPORTATION
OF ANIMALS, BIRDS, REPTILES AND INSECTS
AND TO REGULATE THE TREATMENT AND
DISPOSAL OF ANIMALS WHICH ARE SUFFERING
OR ARE SUSPECTED TO BE SUFFERING FROM
ANY DISEASE, AND FOR OTHER MATTERS
RELATED THERETO OR CONNECTED THERE-
Be it enacted by the Legislature of Dominica as
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the
ANIMALS DISEASES ORDINANCE, 1952. short title.
2. In this Ordinance the term Interretation.
"Animals" means bulls, cows, oxen, steers,
heifers, calves, horses, mules, asses, sheep,
swine, goats, dogs, and all animals of what-
soever kind, whether similar to the foregoing
"Agricultural Superintendent" includes the per-
son for the time being lawfully discharging
the duties of that office and any duly author-
ised officer of the Agricultural Department;
"bird does not include poultry;
1952 ANIMALS DISEASES ORD.
carcass means the carcass of an animal, and
includes part of a carcass, and the meat,
bones, hide, skin, hoofs, horns, offal, or other
part of an animal, separately or otherwise;
or any portion thereof;
defined port" means a port as defined by any
regulation made under section 12 of this
"disease" means rinderpest (commonly called
cattle plague), contagious pleuro-pneumonia,
anthrax, (commonly called infectious abor-
tion splenic fever), glanders, foot and mouth
disease, variola ovina (commonly called sheep
pox), sheep scab, foot rot, tuberculosis, swine
fever, variola vaccina (cow pox), rabies, surra,
and any other disease to which this Ordinance
shall be made to apply by order of the Gov-
ernor in Council;
"diseased means affected with disease;
fodder means grass, hay or any other substance
commonly used for the food of animals;
"inspector" means an inspector appointed by the
Governor under section 16 of this Ordinance
and includes the officer in charge of any police
station in this Colony;
"litter" means straw or any other substance
commonly used as the bedding for, or other-
wise used for or about, animals;
"poultry" means domestic fowls, turkeys, geese,
ducks, guinea fowls and pigeons.
Power to declare 3. (1) It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council,
any part of Colony
to be infected. whenever it shall appear expedient so to do, by order to
declare any part of the Colony to be infected with disease,
and also to declare that this Ordinance shall apply to
animals and diseases other than those specified in section
(2) The Governor in Council may from time to
time if he shall think fit, by order extend, contract, or
otherwise alter the limits of any infected area.
(3) Any such Order may be at any time revoked
by the Governor in Council.
4. Where any part of the Colony is stated or declared
to be an infected area, it shall not be lawful to allow any
animal to be taken or moved or to stray into or out of
such infected area otherwise than in accordance with any
order which the Governor in Council may make in that
5. (1) Every person having in his possession or un-
der his charge an animal affected with disease or a
suspected animal shall keep that animal separate from
animals not so affected, and shall, with all practicable
speed, give notice of the fact of the animal being so
affected to the officer in charge of the nearest police
(2) The officer to whom such notice is given shall
forthwith give information thereof to the Agricultural
(3) The Governor in Council may from time to
time make such general orders as may be deemed fit, for
prescribing and regulating the notice to be given to or
by any person or authority in case of any particular
disease, or in case of the illness of any animal, and for
supplementing or varying, for those purposes, any of the
provisions of this section.
6. (1) When it appears to the Agricultural Superin-
tendent that any disease exists, or has within a period
of sixty days existed, in any building, stable, shed, field,
pasture or other place, he shall forthwith make and
sign a statement thereof.
Straying of animals
as regards infected
and notice to
Declaration of in-
fected place by
(2) He shall serve a notice, signed by him, of the
statement on the occupier, or owner or person in charge
of that building, stable, shed, field, pasture or other
(3) Thereupon that building, stable, shed, field,
pasture, or other place shall become and be an infected
area, subject to the determination and order of the
Governor in Council.
(4) The Agricultural Superintendent shall with
all practicable speed inform the Administrator of his
statement and notice, and shall send him the statement
and a copy of the notice.
(5) The Governor in Council shall forthwith on
receipt of such information proceed to consider the
same, and if satisfied that such course is expedient
or necessary, shall by order determine and declare such
building, stable, shed, field, pasture, or other place an
infected area and prescribe the limits of the infected
area, and may, if he thinks fit, include within those limits
any lands or buildings adjoining or near to the building,
stable, shed, field, pasture or other place to which the
Agricultural Superintendent's statement relates.
(6) If the Governor in Council is not satisfied
that such course is expedient or necessary, he shall by
order determine and declare such building, stable, shed,
field, pasture or other place not an infected area and
thereupon, as from the time specified in that behalf in
the order, the building, stable, shed, field, pasture, or
other place shall cease to be an infected area.
Disposal of animal
Governor in Coun-
cil to provide for
cases of diseased
transit and in
7. (1) The Governor in Council, may, if he thinks
fit, in any case, cause to be slaughtered -
(a) Any animal affected with disease;
(b) Any animal suspected of being affected
with disease; and
(c) Any animal which is or which has been in
the same building, stable, shed, field, pen,
pasture, or other place, or in the same
herd or flock, or otherwise in contact
with any animal affected with disease,
or which appears to him to have been
in any way exposed to the infection of
(2) The Governor in Council shall for animals
slaughtered under this section, award such compensation
as he may deem fair, out of any funds provided for that
purpose by the Legislative Council.
8. The carcass of any animal slaughtered under the
provisions of the last preceding section, or which may
die while infected or suspected to be infected with
disease, shall be disposed of as soon as possible in
accordance with the orders of the Governor in Council
for the time being in force.
9. (1) The Governor in Council shall, as soon as
may be after the passing of this Ordinance, and there-
after from time to time, by general order, make such
further or other provision as he thinks necessary or
expedient respecting the case of animals found to be
affected with disease -
1952 ANIMALS DISEASES ORD.
(a) While exposed for sale or exhibited in
any place; or
(b) While in transit or in course of being
moved by land or by water; or
(c) While being in a slaughter house, lair or
place where animals are slaughtered or
are kept with a view to slaughter; or
(d) While being on common or unenclosed
(e) Generally, while being in a place not in
possession or occupation or under the
control of the owner of such animal.
(2) The Governor in Council shall, by order under
this section, make such provision as he thinks fit for the
consequences under this Ordinance of animals being so
found in the circumstances aforesaid, as well with regard
to the animals as with regard to the places where they
are so found and other places, and with regard to animals
being or having been in the same pasture, building,
stable, shed, pen, herd or flock, or in contact with animals
so found, and animals suspected of being infected with
(3) Every order under this section shall have full
effect notwithstanding any provision of this Ordinance
requiring the statement of a place infected with disease,
or relating to any consequence thereof, or to any matter
connected therewith, and notwithstanding any other
provision of this Ordinance.
10. (1) The Governor in Council may from time to Governor in coun-
time make such general or special orders as may be u' tOre entiorder
deemed fit, for the following purposes or any of them:- checking of disease
(a) For prohibiting or regulating the move-
ment of animals and persons into, within,
or out of an infected area;
(b) For prescribing and regulating the isola-
tion or separation of animals being in an
(c) For prohibiting or regulating the removal
of carcasses, fodder, litter, utensils, pens,
1952 ANIMALS DISEASES ORD.
hurdles, dung or other things into, within,
or out of an infected area;
(d) For prescribing and regulating the des-
truction, burial, disposal or treatment of
carcasses, fodder, litter, utensils, pens,
hurdles, dung or other things being in an
infected area, or removed thereout;
(c) For prescribing and regulating the cleans-
ing, burning and disinfecting of infected
areas, or parts thereof;
(f) For prohibiting or regulating the digging
up of carcasses buried;
(g) For prohibiting or regulating the sending
or carrying of diseased or suspected
animals or of dung or other thing likely
to spread disease, or causing the same to
be sent or carried inland or in coasting
vessels or otherwise;
(h) For prohibiting or regulating the carry-
ing, leading or driving of diseased or
suspected animals, or the causing them
to be carried, led, or driven on highways
or thoroughfares, or elsewhere;
(i) For prescribing and regulating the seizure,
detention, and disposal of any diseased or
suspected animals exposed, carried, kept
or otherwise dealt with in contravention
of any order of the Governor in Council
under this Ordinance, and for prescribing
and regulating the liability of the owner
of such animals to the expenses connected
with the seizure, detention and disposal
(j) For prescribing and regulating the disin-
fection of the clothes of persons coming
in contact with or employed about
diseased or suspected animals and the use
of precautions against the spreading of
disease by such persons;
(k) For prohibiting or regulating the ex-
posure of diseased or suspected animals
1952 ANIMALS DISEASES ORD.
in markets or other places (public or
private) where animals are exposed for
(1) For prescribing and regulating the muz-
ling of dogs, and the keeping of dogs
(m) For prescribing or regulating the seizure,
detention and disposal (including des-
truction) of stray dogs not muzzled and
of dogs not being kept under control, and
of the recovery from the owner of dogs of
the expenses incurred in respect of their
(n) For prohibiting and regulating the move-
ment of animals into any part of this
Colony from any other part thereof.
(2) The Governor in Council may by order declare
that all or any of the orders made under this section
shall be carried out under the supervision of the Sanitary
Authority of any district of the Colony, and such order
shall be binding on the said Sanitary Authority.
Any such order may at any time be revoked.
11. (1) No bird, reptile, or insect may be imported Prohibition of
into the Colony save under and in accordance with a bits, etc.
licence granted by the Agricultural Superintendent under
the provisions of section 13 of this Ordinance.
(2) Any person who -
(a) imports into the Colony any bird,, reptile
or insect otherwise than under a licence
in that behalf granted under section 13 of
this Ordinance; or
(b) contravenes or fails to comply with any
of the provisions of any such licence,
shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance; and
any bird, reptile or insect in respect of which any such
offence is alleged to have been committed may be seized
and on conviction shall be forfeited to the Crown.
12. (1) The Governor in Council may, for the purpose Regulations
of preventing the introduction or spread of any disease oontrotni the
into the island, make regulations prohibiting, restricting, animals.
1952 ANIMALS DISEASES ORD.
controlling or regulating the importation of animals or
poultry, or any specific kind thereof, or of carcasses,
fodder, litter, dung or similar things.
(2) Regulations made under subsection (1) of
this section may without prejudice to the generality of
such power make provision with regard to -
(a) specifying and defining the ports at which
animals or poultry, or carcasses, fodder,
litter, dung or similar things, may be
(b) controlling, prohibiting or regulating the
movement of animals or poultry, or of
carcasses, fodder, litter, dung or similar
things into, within, or .out of, any defined
(c) controlling the examination, cleansing,
destruction, disposal, seizure and deten-
tion of any animal or poultry, or of
carcasses, fodder, litter, dung or other
similar things, in a port;
(d) the fees and expenses incurred for any
purposes for which regulations may be
made under this section, and the persons
to whom they are to be paid and the
manner in which they may be recovered.
Imprst e cence for 13. (1) The Agricultural Superintendent may grant
to any person a licence to import any bird, reptile or
insect into the Colony, and may, notwithstanding any-
thing contained in any regulation made under section 12
of this Ordinance, for the purposes of any exhibition,
performance, or circus grant a licence to import any
particular animal into the Colony.
(2) Any licence granted under this section may
contain such terms and conditions as the Agricultural
Superintendent may think necessary.
euporstine 14. The Governor may appoint quarantine depots in
birds, reptiles or insects, required to be quarantined
under this Ordinance or any regulations made, or licence
granted, thereunder, shall be placed within such depots
in accordance with the orders of the inspector.
15. All animals, birds, reptiles and insects imported
into this Colony may be placed in a quarantine depot for
such time and under such conditions as may be specified
by the Governor.
16. The Governor may appoint such inspectors,
officers and other persons as he thinks necessary for the
proper carrying out of the provisions of this Ordinance
and of all orders made thereunder, and may assign to
them such remuneration as he thinks fit out of any funds
provided for that purpose by the Legislative Council, and
may at any time revoke any appointment so made.
17. The police shall execute and enforce this Ordinance
and every Order in Council thereunder.
18. (1) Where a person is seen or found committing
of is reasonably suspected of being engaged in com-
mitting an offence against this Ordinance, any police
officer or constable may without warrant stop and detain
him; and if his name and address are not known to the
officer or constable and he fails to give them to the
satisfaction of the officer or constable, such officer or
constable may, without warrant, apprehend him, and
may, whether so stopping or detaining or apprehending
the person or not, stop, detain and examine any animal,
vehicle, boat or thing to which the offence or suspected
offence relates, and require the same to be forthwith
taken back to or into any place or district wherefrom or
whereout it was unlawfully removed, and execute and
enforce that requisition.
(2) If any person obstructs or impedes a police
officer or constable or other officer in the execution of
this Ordinance or of an Order in Council thereunder, or
assists in any such obstructing or impeding, the constable
or officer may without warrant apprehend the offender.
(3) A person apprehended under this section shall
be taken with all practicable speed before a District
Magistrate to be dealt with according to law.
(4) The foregoing provisions of this section re-
specting police officers or constable extend and apply to
any person called by them to their assistance.
19. An inspector, officer or other person appointed
under this Ordinance or any person specially authorized
for that purpose by a Justice of the Peace shall have, for
to be quarantined.
Police to enforce
Inspector, etc. to
have powers of
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the purposes of this Ordinance, all powers which a police
officer or constable has under this Ordinance or other-
wise in the place where such inspector, officer or other
person is acting.
General powers of
Inspectors, etc. 20. (1) It shall be lawful for any inspector, officer or
other person appointed hereunder, as also the Agricul-
tural Superintendent, to enter at any time by day or
night, any pasture, field, stable, shed, pen, building or
place, to which this Ordinance applies, or other building
or place wherein he has reasonable grounds for
(a) that disease exists, or has within sixty
days existed; or
(b) that the carcass of a diseased, or sus-
pected animal, is or has been kept, or has
been buried, destroyed, or otherwise dis-
posed of; or
(c) that this Ordinance, or any order made
thereunder has not been, or is not being
(2) It shall be lawful for the Agricultural Superin-
tendent or any inspector, officer or other person appoint-
ed hereunder, at any time by day or night to enter any
vehicle, vessel or boat in which or in respect whereof he
has reasonable grounds for supposing that this Ordi-
nance or any Order made thereunder has not been or is
not being complied with.
(3) A certificate by the Agricultural Superin-
tendent to the effect that an animal is, or was affected
with a disease, shall for the purpose of this Ordinance be
conclusive evidence in all Courts of Justice of the matter
ones ceor 21. If any person is guilty of an offence against this
Ordinance, he shall for every such offence be liable on
summary conviction -
(1) to a fine not exceeding Two hundred and
(2) if the offence is committed with respect to
more than four animals, to a fine not
exceeding Forty-eight dollars for each
22. Every person who, without lawful authority or
excuse, proof whereof shall lie on him -
(1) does anything in contravention of this Ordi-
nance or of an Order in Council thereunder;
(2) where required to keep an animal separate,
or to give notice of disease with all practicable
speed, fails to do so;
(3) does anything which by this Ordinance or
an Order in Council thereunder is made or
declared to be not lawful;
(4) does or omits anything, the doing or omission
whereof is declared by this Ordinance or
by an Order in Council thereunder to be an
offence by him against this Ordinance;
(5) refuses to the Agricultural Superintendent,
an inspector, officer, or other person acting in
execution of this Ordinance or of an Order
in Council thereunder, admission to any
land, building, stable, shed, place, vessel,
pen, vehicle or boat, which the Agricultural
Superintendent, inspector, officer, or person
is entitled to enter or examine, or obstruct or
impedes him in so entering or examining,
otherwise in any respect obstructs or impedes
the Agricultural Superintendent, and inspec-
tor, police officer, or constable, officer, or
other person in the execution of his duty, or
assists in any such obstructing or impeding,
or without lawful authority, throws or places,
or causes or suffers to be thrown or placed,
into or in any river, stream, canal, trench,
navigation or other water, or into or in the
sea within five miles of the shore, the carcass
or any portion thereof of an animal which
has died of disease or been slaughtered as
diseased or suspected of being infected with
shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance.
23. On a further conviction within a period of twelve
months for a second or subsequent offence, a person shall
be liable, in the discretion of the Court before which he
is convicted, to be imprisoned with or without hard
labour for any term not exceeding three months, in lieu
of the fine to which he is liable under this Ordinance.
Imprisonment in 24. If any person without lawful authority or excuse,
lieu of fine for
digging up of proof whereof shall lie on him, digs up, or causes to be
carcasses, dug up, a carcass buried under any order of the Gov-
ernor in Council, he shall be liable on conviction to be
imprisoned for any term not exceeding three months,
with or without hard labour, in lieu of the fine to which
he is liable under this Ordinance.
Offences against 25. Every offence against this Ordinance or any Order
Ordinance to be
determined bye in Council hereunder shall be heard and determined by
Magistrate. a District Magistrate as an offence punishable on sum-
mary conviction, and the mode of procedure, unless
varied by this Ordinance, shall be according to the
provisions of any law now in force, or hereinafter to
be made regulating the procedure before Magistrates.
Burden of proof. 26. When the owner or person in charge of an animal
is charged with an offence against this Ordinance, rela-
tive to disease, or to any illness of an animal, he shall
be presumed to have known of the existence of the disease
or illness unless and until he shows to the satisfaction of
the Court that he had not knowledge thereof, and could
not with reasonable diligence have obtained that know-
Order of Governor 27. (1) The Governor in Council may alter or revoke
any order made by him.
(2) Every order of the Governor in Council shall
have effect as if it had been enacted by this Ordinance.
(3) The Governor shall in case of every order
made by him in Council under this Ordinance cause to
be published in the Gazette and in a newspaper circulat-
ing in this Colony, a notice that the order has been made
and of the place or places where copies of the order may
be obtained. The Governor shall also cause a copy of
every such order to be posted on the doors or the police
station of the district within which an area has been
(4) The validity or effect of an order shall not be
affected by want of or defect or irregularity in any
notification or publication thereof.
Power to apply
to 28. The Governor in Council may by order apply,
subject to such exceptions, adaptations and modifications
as may be therein set out, the provisions of this Ordi-
nance, and of any regulations made thereunder, to
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29. The Contagious Diseases (Cattle) Act, 1877 (No. Eepeal.
14 of 1877) is hereby repealed :
Provided that all Rules, Regulations, Orders or
directions given or made under the aforesaid Act shall
be deemed to have been given or made under this
Ordinance and shall continue in force until other
provision shall be made by virtue of this Ordinance.
Passed this day of 1952.
Clerk of the Legislative Council.
OBJECTS AND REASONS
The object of this Bill is to control the importation of
animals, birds, reptiles and insects and to regulate the
treatment and disposal of animals which are suffering
or are suspected to be suffering from any disease, and for
other matters related thereto or connected therewith.
E. L. St BERNARD,
Acting Crown Attorney.
21st June, 1952.
Printed at the Voice Printery Bridge St., St. Lucia.
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STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS NO 31 OF 1952.
PROCLAMATION APPOINTING M JNDAY THE THIRD DAY Or' NOVEM-
BER, 1952, TO BE A BANK HOLIDAY.
(Gazetted 20th October, 1952 )
SBY THE GOVERNOR,
A PROCLAMAI ON
WHEREAS under the provisions of the Bank Holiday Act,
(Cap. 114) it is enacted thaL the Governor may from time to time
with the advice of the Executive Council issue a Proclamation
appointing a special day to be reserved as a a Bank Holiday;
AND WHEREAS it is desirabl- that Monday, the Third day
of November, 1952, should be observed as a Bank Holiday in the
NOW, TdER:FORE, I do hereby, by and with the advice
of the Executive Coancil of the Colony of Dominica and in the
exerci e of the powers conferred on me by the Act aforesaid and
of all other powers and authorities me thereunto enabling, ap.
point Monday, the third day of November, 1952, as a special day
to be reset ved and kept as a Bank Holiday throughout the Colony,
and I do by this Proclamation command all Her Majesty's loving
subjects in the Colony to order themselves accordingly,
GIVEN'at the Government House, uominica this lbth day
of October, 1952, and in the first year of Her
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
Printed at the Bulletin Office, Roseau, by Authority.