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Dominica.


Official Gazette.

u b I i sbt b bp u t tborit

VOL. LXXV ROSEAU, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1952. No. 60

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 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 thelandsand tenements hereinafter described.
WHEREAS it has been made to aDpear to Us that the Stenehill Estate situate
in the Parish of St. Joseph in the Island of Dominica, containing 200 acres 1 reod 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 cf 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. Other 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.
.i A. B. MARIE,
Acting Registm ar

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624/50.
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OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1952


No. 298
MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF
FINANCE COMMITTEE
THE Minutes of the meeting of Finance
Committee hld on August, 27th. 1952 is
published with this issue of the Offcial
Gazette for general information.
27th October, 1952.

No. 299
MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF LEGISLA-
TIVE COUNCIL
THE minutes of a meeting of the Legis-
lative Council held on August 26th, 1952,
is published with this issue of the Official
Gazette for general information
27th October, 1952.

No. 300
APPOINTMENT OF AMERICAN
CONSUL GENERAL AT PORT-OF-
SPAIN, TRINIDAD
IT is notified for general information
that Mr GEORGE E. MILLER, an American
citizen, has been appointed as American
Consul at Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, with
jurisdiction including Trinidad and, the
Windward Islands.
Pending the issue of Her Majesty's
Exequatur. provisional recognition has
been accorded to Mr. MILLER.
895/48
13th November, 1952.

No. 301
WEST INDIAN FEDERATION'
CONFERENCE
THE Administrator directs the publica-
tion of the following announcement for
general information :-
The Legislature of Jamaica, Trini-
dad, Windward Islands and Leeward
Islands (with the exception of Virgin
Islands) have now accepted principle
West Indian Federation and have autho-
rised their Governments to enter into
discussions on subjects. The Secretary
of State has accordingly invited these
Governments to send delegates to a con-
ference in London to be held in March
or April 1953. The exict date for Con-
ference will be settled later.
The Legislative Council and House of
Assembly in Barbados are still consider-
ing Federation proposals put forward,
in Report of Standing Closer Association
Committee, West Indies, butan invita-
tion to participate in Conference has
been sent to the Government of Bar-
bados."
M.P. C 104/52
15th November, 1952.
No. 302
LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE TO
HER MAJESTY'S CORONATION
IT is notified for general information
that the Honourable H. D. SHILLINGFORD.
C'B.E., elected member of the Legislative
and Executive Councils, has been elected
to represent this Colony at the forthcom-
ng Coronation of Her Majesty the Queen.
Bef. 954/62
17th November, 1952.


No. 303
DOMINICA BANANA ASSOCIA-
TION
WITH reference to the notice published
in the Oificial Gazette ot October 29th,
1952, it is notified for general information
that Mr. ARTHVR PEMBERTON has been
elected to serve on thue Board of Manage-
ment of the Dominica Banana Association
vice Mr. W V. HARRISON. resigned, for
the unexpired period ending March 31st
1953.
Ref. No. 358,51
17th November, 1952,

No 304
NON-DISALLOWANCE OF
ORDINANCES
IT is notified for general information
that the Seoretary of State for the 'ol-
onies has notified His Excellency the
Governor that the Queen will not be
advised to seroime Her Majesty's power
of disallowance with respect to the
undernmetioned Ordinanaes passed by the
Legislative Counail of Dominica.
No. 21 of 1951. Registration of Clubs
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1951.
Ref. No. 1018/48
No. 9 of 1952. Supreme Court Act
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1952.
Ref. No. 224/52
17th November, 1952

No. 305
LABOUR STATISTICS-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
100:-
October 1952
All Items 375
Food only 356
461/51
18th November, 1952.

No. 306
CITIZENSHIP- CANADIANS
BORN ABROAD
AT the request of the Canadian Assis.
tant Trade Commissioner, Trinidad, the
Administrator directs the, publication of
the following statement issued by the
Department of External Affairs in Ottawa,
which is stated to be of vital importance
to all Canadians residing abroad :
In order to clear a doubt which had
arisen, the Registrar of Canadian Citizen.
ship was asked recently by the Depart-
ment to say definitely whether'a child born
'outside Canada who had :iot been regis-
tered as required by Section 5 (1) (b) (ii)
of the Canadian Citizenship Act, under
any circumstances, be considered to be a
Canadian Citizenship.
The Registrar has now given us his
considered opinion that the requirement
of registration in Section 5 (1) (b) (ii) of
the Act is mandatory. He concluded that
a person who is not registered, never be-
comes a Canadian citizen, under that sec-
tion of the Act.








OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MON DAY, 1


This ruling illustrates the importance
of prompt registration ot births as re-
quired by the Act.
If registration is not effected as re-
quired, a child boin of Canadian parents
will he stateless from birth in countries
where the nation lity of children depends
entirely upon parentage (jus sanguinis)
rather than upon the place of birth Ijus
soli) It should also be noted that where
a child is included in the Candian pass-
port of one of its parents prior to its
second birthday and before the registra-
tion of the birth has been completed it
will be necessary to make a notation in
the passport to the effect that, pending
compliance with Section 5 (1) (b) (ii) of
the Cananiar. Citizenship Act, the child is
not a ('anadian citizen."
Ref, No 1231/52
18th November, 1952.

No 307
VISIT OF LORD MUSTER
PARLIAMENTARY UN ER-
SECREI A Y OF STATE FOR THE
COLONIES TO CERTAIN CARIB-
BEAN COLONIES
WITH i reference t. Gazette Notice No.
51 of March 10th. 1952, the Administrator
directs the publicatnn for general infor-
mation of the following :-
,ord Mu.\sraK, the Parliamentary
Under Se:'retary of State. who has special
responsibilities in the Colonial Office for
West Indi n and Caribbean n matters pro-
poses to make a further short trip to the
West Indies to visit these parts which
could notl be incltincd in his programme
on the previous occasion. Parliamentary
and other business make it necessary for
him to restrict his absence from the
United Kingdom to two months and he
will not, therefore be able to visit the
other Colonies in the area on this occasion
He will be accompanied by Mr. J. W.
VERNON. Principal of the West Indian
Department of the Colonial Office."
Ref. No. C. 29/52.
19th November. 1912.

No 308
ACTING APPOINTMENTS
BOYD, Mrs V A Second Class C'lerk.
Audit Department appc.ited to act
First Class I lIrk, Audit Department.
8th September. 1952
M.P. 1232/52.
DIIER, .S Fist Class Clerk, Audit
Departlient..appointed to act Exam-
iner of Accounts.
8th September, 1952,
M.P. 1232/52
--~-
No. 309
NOTICE
SUBSCRIP I ION TO DOMINICA
OFFICIAL GAZETTE
Subscriptions to the Dominica Official
Gazette for the year 1953 are now due and
should be paid at the Administrator's
Office not later than December 27 1h.
Ref. 939/50
IY COMMAND,
vICrOR C. JOSSE.
Governme t S'ecretary.


NOVEMBER 24, 1952. 374

Departmental and othei
Notices
'-.-
NO. P.W./Rd. 20
Road Notice
THE Clark Hall-Holmwood
Road will be closed to vehicular
traffic from opposite the swing
bridge at Clark Hall to the Holm-
wood flats, from Wednesday 12th
November, 1952, until further
notice.
G.A. GRANT,
Director of Works.
Public Works Department,
Roseau,
Dominica.
6th November, 1952

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
& FORESTRY,
DOMINICA.
7th October, 1952

IMPORTANT NOTICE

APPLICANTS for Cacao Cuttings will
have to comply strictly in future with
the conditions laid down before actual
distribution is made. Considerable
pressure is brought to bear on the
Department for cuttings and recent
inspections have shown that these
c thingss have not always been given
the conditions they require.
2. In future the site for planting
will have to be first approved by an
officer of the Department who will
visit on request, and in addition, the
ground shade wdl have to be satisfac-
tory as well as protection from wind.
Satisfactory l;rainage and where
necessary or desirable, Soil Conserva-
tion Measures will be insisted on.
ST. G. C. COOPER,
A cr icuitural Superint ndt uat.

Office of the Roseau Town Council,
17th September 1952.
At a meeting of the Roseau Town Coun.
cil hld this day, there were p'resent:-
Mr. L.F.C Royer, Chairwan,
Hon. John Bully.
Mr. J.H.C. Grell,
Mr. Musgrave M. Edwards,
Absent:-- Dr. W. Steiger,
Lt Col E R Rowbotham,
Mr G. A. James.
A letter No. 6 3/50 46 of 4th September
1952 from i's Honour the Administrato:
was read declitring Mr. John larondt
duly elected a Member of the Council
Mr LaronJe presented his qualification
to be a Member, took the Oath of Mem
Lership and his seat.









375 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1952.


Minutes.
Minutes of the meetings of the Reseau
Town Council held on the 20th and 29th
August, 1952, copies of which had been
previously forwarded to Members, were
amended and confirmed.
Q8e1stions.
The Chairman replied as follows, to
questions submitted by Mr. Grell, due
notice of which had been given: -
1. The "Younglao" Milk Scheme was not
adopted due to the high cost of equip nent
necessary for the implementation of the
scheme.
A report on the Financial implications
of control of cemeteries in Roseau was
promised by Mr C A.H. Dupigny, the late
Chairman. A report will be presented to
Members as soon as possible.
3 With the present staff the desired
control of Windsor Park will be carried
out.
4. The Council is not aware of a suit in
the Supreme Court for damages collecta-
ble from the Municipality
5. The Works and Streets Committee
will, at an early date, deal with the list of
"dangerous trees" in the Town.
Mr. James came in and took his seat
Dr. Steiger came in and took his seat,
Vote for Expenditure.
Accounts and Pay Lists passed by Fin-
ance Committee for payment amounting
to $4462.99 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 $4462 99 for
the services of the Town Council for the
month of August be sanctioned.
Statement of the Town Fund.
Statement of the Town Fund for the
month of August was read showing a
credit balance of $549.28 on the 31st
August, 1952.
Reports.
The Acting Town Clerk's Report, copies
of which had been previously forwarded
to Members, was laid on the table.
The Meat Inspector's Report for the
month of August was read.
The Chief Sanitary Inspector's Report
for the month of August, which had been
previously forwarded to Members was
taken up.
Arising out of the Chief Sanitary Inspec"
tor's Report. Mr. Grell was of the view
that the construction of a drain at the
foot of the Eggleston road to prevent the
flooding of Victoria Street was the res-
ponsibility of Government. The Acting
Town Clerk was instructed to write His
Honour on the matter.
With reference to the manufacture of
Ice by the Colonial Development Corpora-
tion at Goodwill it was decided that its
General Manager be requested to comply
with the "Ice and Aerated Water Factories
By-Law" 1915.
Mr. Edwards raised the question of the
suitability of certain premises in the Town


for selling Bread and Milk He said that
almost 90% of them were unfit for that
particular business and in that respect did
not agree with that part of the report on
Sanitation.
Memorandum dated 30th August, 1952
from the Senior Medical Officer with
regard to an application of Eileen Shilling.
ford to ere t an Oven in Field Lane was
read. It was decided that the application
be granted provided that the chimney is
carried above the windows of the neigh-
bouring houses and she connects her
premises to the sewerage system.
Terminal Reports of the Scholarship
Holders at the Dominica Giammar School
which had been previously circulated
amongst Members, were laid on the table
Application of Samuel E. Mercer dated
9th 'eptember, 1952 to waive the charge
for staging a Boxing Match at Windsor
Paik was read. Mr. Edwards moved,
seconded by Mr. James that to e amount
due and owing to the Council be waived
The motion was put to a vote and the
voting was as follows:--
Ayes: -Messrs. Laronde, Edwards and
James.
Noes: -Mr. Grell.
Mr Bully and Dr Steiger abstained
The motion was passed.
Application under the Baildinq Bjh-L&w.
The following applications were recom-
mended to the Central Housing and
Planning Authority as complying with the
provisions of the Buildings By-Law: -
Chloesta Farrell Dated 8th Sep-ember.
1952-To erect a Dwelling house in Castle
Street.
M. C. Cox Dated 10th September, 1952 -
To raise a one storey dwelling house
to two stories in King George V.
Street.
Pearle Peter Dated 6th August, 1952-To
raise a one storey dwelling house to
two stories and to extend in Goodwill
Road, Pottersville
Amy Giraud To extend a dewling house
in Field Lane.
The following applications were disap-
proved: -
Jerome Xavier Dated 25th August, 1952-
To erect a workshop in Victoria Street
Dorothy Archer--To erect a flight of steps
outside her premises in Long Lane
Dr. Steiger, with the permission of the
Chairman retired from the Meeting.
Remission of Taxes
Applications of Vic Vanterpool, Hilda
de Ravariere, and Fannie Bernard for
remission of Land and House Tax due by
them for the current year were read.
Application of Margaret Burton for a
a reduction of 25% of Land and House
Tax due to her for the current year was
read.
Application of Revd. W. J. Barrett for
remission of Land and House Tax for 19i2










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on the Wesley High School in Hillsbo-
rough Street and also for permanent ex-
emption of Tax on the new Wesley High
School in Church Street was read
It was resolved that the applications be
granted.
Water asnd Seweraige.
Application of M A. James -dated 1st
September. 195'" to connect his premises
in HillsboroughStreet to the Water Systerm
of the Town was approved subject to
satisfactory drainage.
Application of Ruskin Jno Cuffy dated
3rd September, 1952 to connect his pre-
mises in Church Street to the Water and
Sewerage Systems of the Town was ap.
proved subject to satisfactory drainage.
Application of Al ce Joseph dated 25th
August, 1952 to connect her premise in
Cross Street to the Sewerage System of
the Town was approved.
Mr. Bully's suggestion that all applica-
tions to connect to the Water System of
the Town should be referred to the Works
and Streets Committee for recommenda-
tions was adopted
Mr. Bully, with the permission of the
Chairman, retired from the Meeting.
Application of E A Tavernier to rent a
portion of Land on Goodwill Heach to
erect a Bathing house was read
It was decided that the matter be re-
ferred to the Works and Streets Com-
mittee.
Motor C rts.
A letter dated 9th September, 1952
from viessrs Picard Estates Ltd re Motor
Carts was read The matter was discuss-
ed at 1-ngth and Mr. Grell moved the
following resolution:--
Whereas Mules are unobtainable and
Whereas their upkeep per annum is more
than the cost of one Motor Cart.
Be it Resolved that the Town Council
placean order for 3 Motor Carts (standard
Model Tipping Body) with the Firm of
S.E. Opperman of Hertfordshire. England,
through the Firm of Picard Estates Ltd
of the Town of Roseau
Mr. Laronde seconded the resolution
The resolution was put to the vote and
the voting was as follows: -


Ayes:--Messrs. Laronde, James and
Grell.
Mr. Edwards abstained.
The Rosolution was passed.
Darngerous Trees.
A letter dated fith September, 195?
from Mr. A. Karam complaining of a
dangerous tree overhanging his premises
situated in Hath Road was read It was
decided that the tree be cut down.
Leave.
Application of Cecil Winston dated 15th
September, 1952 for vacation leave from
1st October to 4th November, was granted.
Application of B.M. Dorival for remu-'
meration for services as Turncock to the
Roseau l'ire Brigade was referred to the
Finance Committee.
The Estimates for Sanitary conveniences
and Fly-proof Stalls at the Meat Market
and for the Pottersville Latrine were
gone into. It was decided to proceed
with the erection of Sanitary conveniences
at the Meat Market; the specification of
the new latrine at Pottersville be submitt-
ed and that the construction of Fly proof
stalls be left over for the 1953 Estimates.
Street Mieetings.
An Applications of Norman Caton
dated 13th Septemnber, 1952 to hol4 Reli-
gious Street Meetings was fully discussed
It was the view of most Members that
due to the adverse police, report on his
previous unauthorised meeting that the
application be refused.
On putting the matter to the vote
Members present with the exception of
Mr. Edwards voted for the refusal of the
application.
The Council then rose.
Confirmed this 22rd day of October,
1952.
L. F C. Royer,
UCh/irita a, ljusawn Town Conneil


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377 FI FGIlAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1952

COLONY OF DOMINICA.
------
TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT.
REGISTRY OF TITLES. ISLAND OF DOMINICA.
Sch.cdule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings thereon, and Caveats, for
the week ending the 1st day of Novemntber ,l9#. : .4-

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

Request dated Janes Otto Aird and Request for the issue of one Certificate of
31st October, 1952. Reginald Herbert Johnson Title in substitution for three Certificates
Presented as Trustees of the of Title in respect of a portion of land in
1st November, 19-2 Dominica Club the Town of Roseau in the Cclony of Dom-
at 10.15 a.m. by their Solicitor inica, containing 56882 sq. ft. and bounded
Clifton A. H Dupigny as follows:-On the North by Government


Property and the Roman Catholic Cemetery; on the South by High Street; on the East by
Bath Road and on the West by Government Property.


Registrar's Office,
Roseau,
1st November, 1952.


A. B. MARIE,
Ag. Registrar of titles.


NOTE.-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Certificate of Title on the above
application may enter a Caveat in the above office within four weeks from the date of the first
appearance of the above Schedule in the Official Gazette and the Dominica Chronicle news-
paper published in this Island.


DOMINICA
Printed at the BULLETIN OFFICE Roseau,-By Authority,






COURT HOUSE,
ROSEAU,
Wednesday, 27th August, 1952.

DOMINICA.

Minutes of Meeting of Finance

Committee.

AT a meeting of Finance Committee held at 10.30 a.m. this
day :-
Present:
His Honour H.L. LINDO, Administrator
The Honourable J. BULLY, Financial Secretary
9,, ,, H. D. SHILLINGFORD, C.B.E.
,, C. J. L. DUPIGNY
,, J. O. AIRD
G. AUSTIN WINSTON
,, M. EUGENIA CHARLES
,, ,, STAFFORD ALFRED
,, R. B. DOUGLAS
,, N. A. JEFFERS
,, ,, LIONEL LAVILLE
,,,, R. P. ST. LUCE.
Absent:
The Honourable C. ADDISON HARNEY, Crown Attorney
(Excused;
,, ,, F. 0. C. HARRIS ,,
(1) CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
The Minutes of the Meeting held on the 80th of July, 1C52,
having been circulated, were taken as read, amended and con-
firmed.
(2) BUSINESS ARISING OUT OF MINUTES 597/52
Lighting of Part of the Town of Roseau by Colonial
Development Corporation
His Honour upon supplying the information requested by
Members at the.meeting of the 30th of July regarding the method
whereby the estimates of the various categories of subscribers
affected by the taking over of the lighting of part of the town of
Roseau by the Colonial Development Corporation was arrived at,
was further requested to inquire into the legal position regarding
flat rate subscribers who might have paid their subscriptions in
advance, in the event of difficulties arising in putting them on to
meter.
(3) PURCHASE OF BOOKS FOR INCOME TAX 951/50
DEPARTMENT
The Committee approved a Special Warrant in the sum of
$108.48 to provide for the purchase of books suitable for a refer-
ence library for the use of the Income Tax Commissioners.






(4) ACTING ALLOWANCE FOR ACTING CROWN 668/52
ATTORNEY
The Committee approved a Special Warrant in the sum of
$185 to provide against anticipated excess expenditure consequent
upon acting arrangements at the Crown Law Office.
(4) SHARE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL C.H. HEN- 738/52
VILLE'S PASSAGE ON TRANSFER TO GRENADA
The Committee approved a Special Warrant in the sum of
$78.00 to meet this Colony's share of the Honourable C.H. Hen.
ville's passage to Grenada on his transfer as Attorney General of
the Windward Islands.
(6) ADJUSTMENT OF ISLAND SCHOLARSHIP GRANT 280/44
The Committee approved a Special Warrant in the sum of/
$509.20 to enable allowances paid in 1947 to Mr. B.C.W. Boyd
(the 1944 Island Scholarship winner) and erroneously charged to -
C.D. & W. Scheme D 361, to be adjusted.
(7) REFUND OF IMPORT DUTY TO MESSRS BAR- 402/52
CLAYS BANK (D.C. & 0.)
The Committee approved a Special Warrant in the sum of
$112.78 to enable a refund of import duty to be made to Messrs.
Barclays Bank (D C. & 0.) on 2 steel cabinets imported for the
exclusive purpose of storing British Caribbean Currency notes.
(8) REFUND OF DUTY TO THE DOMINICA MUSIC 1379/51
LOVERS' SOCIETY
The Committee approved a Special Warrant in the sum of
$185.12 to enable a refund of duty to be made to the Music Lov.
ers' Society on certain at tides imported for their use.
(9) WINDWARD COAST RJAID 772/49
The Committee approved an Advance Warrant in the sum of
$3,600 to provide for expenditure on essential preliminary work
in connection with the construction of a road to the Windward
Coast.
His Honour took this opportunity to assure members that
there would be no system of absolute priorities in implementing
the Road Programme, which would proceed as one, subject only
to availability of staff and a comprehensive scheme had already
gone forward for this. Members welcomed this statement.
(10) IMPROVEMENTS TO PETROL WAREHOUSE 177/46
AT GOODWILL
The Committee approved a Special Warrant in the sum of
$4,000 to enable essential improvements to be made to the new
petrol warehouse at Goodwill.
(11) PURCHASE OF MOTOR CYCLE FOR DELIV- 262/52
ERY OF MAILS
The Committee approved a Special Warrant in the sum of
50.00 to supplement existing provisions for the purchase of a
Motor Cycle for the Post Office to facilitate the delivery of mails
in the outskirts of Roseau and further if need be.





(12) REPLACEMENT OF STAMPS INCORRECTLY 585/52
SUPPLIED
The Committee approved a Special Warrant in the sum of
$37.50 to enable the Colonial Postmaster to supply Messr-. Jno.
Lister of London with a set of "New Constitution" issue of stamps
to replace a set of current issue supplied him in error.
(13) BRITISH CARIBBEAN TRAVELLING EXHIBI- 915,51
TION OF HANDCRAFTS FOR sCHOOLS
The Committee approved an application for a Special Watrant
to meet expenses estimated at $60.00 for the local display, repack.
ing and forwarding of the proposed travelling exhibition of hand,
crafts for schools in the British Caribbean area.
(14) OTHER BUSINESS
(i) New Police Station for St. Joseph 239 52
In proposing for the c-nsideration of Committee that the pro-
visions in the Estimates for the building of a Po ice Station at
Castle Bruce be diverted to the building of one at St. Joseph in,
stead, His Honour requested members not to allow the issue cf
the delay in providing a water supply at St. Joseph to be confused
with this proposal, for the two things were entirely different.
He went on to explain that the delay in completing the water
supply was due wholly to the delay in the delivery of the necess-
ary pump and a further request to expedite its delivery lad been
sent. Meanwhile, arrangements had been made for the pipes
from the intake to be laid.
On the other hand, recent unfortunate events at St. Joseph
had emphasized the undisputed need for a better Police Station.
He said he had himself visited the present station and was con-
vinced of its unsuitability. The amount allocated for the building
of one at Castle Bruce would not be required should Government
lease the estate as it had hoped to, inasmuch as around the build-
ings which would then be taken over one could be found quite
suitable for housing the Police.
The Committee agreed to the transfer proposed.
His Honour also promised to let members see the plan of the
new Po:ice Sta'ion.
(ii) Retention of Mr. V.A.A4. Archer's Services as Head- 938,52
master of the Dominica Grammar School.
Mr. Winston brought upthe question of retaining the services
of Mr. Archer, the Hleadmaster of the Dominica Grammar Schoo',
who,it seemed,had been offered appointment elsewhere at a high-
er salary than he was at present receiving. He appeal d to His
Honour to take into consideration the time and trouble it had cost
Government to get a suitable Headmaster for the Grammar Schocl
and the satisfaction that was universally felt in Mr. Archer's
work, and then asked His Honour to consider giving him the same
inducement which he was being offered elsewhere in order to re-
tain his services here.






His Honour replied that whereas he was,on principle,opposed
to representations of this character made on behalf of individuals
in the service he would admit that there were exceptional circum-
stances in this case. He was therefore sympathetic with the ap-
peal made and would examine the matter further. He added
however that members would nevertheless agree that no arrange-
ment should be contemplated that would throw the salary struc-
ture of the service out of gear and this was decidedly a limiting
factor.
Mr. Shillingford suggested that it might be possible to sup-
plement Mr. Archer's salary with a suitable personal allowance.
His Honour replied that this would also be examined.
(iii) Housing of Fire Brigade at Packing Shed 1197/50
The Committee approved a Special Warrant in the sum of
$1,150 required for adapting part of the old Packing Shed to house
the Fire Brigade which Government was taking over from the
Roseau Town Council with effect from the 1st of January, 1952.
Actual transfer of Staff and equipment were due to take
place on the 1st of September, 1952.
(iv) Transfer of Fire-Fighting Equipment 1197/50
The Committee approved a Special Warrant in the sum of
$5,015 to enable Government to purchase from the Roseau Town
Council their fire-fighting equipment needed for the use of the
Fire Brigade which was being taken over by Government. The
Honourable Financial Secretary confirmed that this transaction
would be merely nominal in view of the Roseau Town Council's
present indebtedness to Government.
(v) Compensation to certain Tenants of the Goodwill 595,'52
Estate
The Honourable Financial Secretary obtained the approval of
the Committee to expend an amount not exceeding $1,500 from
Goodwill Estate funds for the purpose of paying certain tenants
of the Goodwill Estate the balance of their share of canes grown
on the Estate.
ADJOURNMENT
The Committee then adjourned sine die.
W.O. SEVERIN
Clerk of the Legislative Council
Confirmed this 29th day of October, 1952.
H. LINDO
Administrator.






COUNCIL CHAMBER,
COURT HOUSE,
ROSEAU,
TUESDAY, 26TH AUGUST, 1952

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS.
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At a meeting of the Legislative Council of Dominica held at
2.30 p.m. this day:--
Present :
His Honour H L. LINDO, Administrator (President)
The Honourable C. ADDISON HARNEY, Crown Attorney
,, ,, J. BULLY, Financial Secretary
,, ,, H.D. SHILLINGFORD, C.B.E.. Member for the
North-Western Electoral District, Deputy
President.
,, ,, C.J.L. DUPIGNY, First Nominated Member.
,, ,, J.O. AIRD, Second Nominated Member.
,, ,, G. AUSTIN WINSTON, Member for the Roseau
Northern Electoral District.
,, ,, M. EUGENIA CHARLES, Third Nominated Mem-
ber (Temporary)
,, ,, STAFFORD ALFRED, Member for the Eastern
Electoral District.
., ,. R.B. DOUGLAS, Member for the Portsmouth
Electoral District,
,, ,, F.O.C. HARRIS, Member for the Roseau South-
ern Electoral District.
,, ,, N.A. JEFFERS, Member for the Western Elec-
toral District.
,, LIONEL LAVILLE, Member for the Northern
Electoral District.
,, ,, R.P. ST. LUCE, Member for the Southern Elec.
toral District.
PRAYER
The meeting was opened with prayer.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
The minutes of the meeting held on the 29th July, 1952, hav-
ing been previously circulated, were taken as read, and
confirmed.
PAPERS LAID
The following papers was laid on the Table by the Honour.
able Crown Attorney:-
S.R. & O's Nos. 11, 12, 13, 17 and 20 of 1952.





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The following paper were laid on the Table by the Honourable
Financial Secretary:-
The Report of the Director of Colonial Audit on the Accounts
of the Colony for the year 1950.
NOTICES
The Honourable Crown Attorney gave notice of his intention
to move at a later stage of the proceedings the First Reading of
the following Bill:-
An Ordinance to amend the Currency Ordinance, 1950.
The Honourable Member for Portsmouth gave notice of his
intention to ask six questions on the following subjects:-
(1) The Atkinson School.
(2) Training for Elementary School Teachers
(3) Landslide on the Tan Tan -Delaford Road
(4) Construction of a Ramp for the Goose at Portsmouth
(5) Closing of the Portsmouth Monday Air Mail.
(6) Means-of-Transport Advances.
The Honourable Member for Portsmouth also gave notice of
his intention to move at a later stage of the proceedings the adop.
tion by the Council of a Resolution regarding Food Shortage at
Portsmouth.
The Honourable Financial Secretary gave notice of his inten-
tion to move at a later stage of the proceedings the adoption by
the Council of two Resolutions: one, regarding the revised pro-
iedure on Treasury Control and the other regarding the reports
of the Select Committee on Goodwill.
The Honourable Member for Roseau Nor'h gave notice of his
intention to move at a later stage of the proceedings the adoption
by the Council of a Resolution regarding the recommendations of
the Sixth Oils and Fats Conference.
QUESTIONS
The Honourable Member for Portsmouth asked the following
six questions:
(i) When does Government intend opening the Atkinson School
completed over 6 months ago ?
(2) Now that technical courses are being offered in the Medical
and other Departments, is it the intention of Government
that the Education Department provide training for elemen-
tary school teachers a4 heretofore in Institutions provided
for that purpose?
(3) Is Government aware of a very heavy landslide which has
recently occurred on the Tan Tan-Delaford Road and has
the Engineer visited the scene ?
(4) Since it is understood that the Sea Plane Service established
at Portsmouth for some time has been asking that a Ramp
be constructed on the beach to facilitate and enable those con-
cerned to effectively carry out the Plane Service, would Gov-








ernment go into the matter with a view to construct the
necessary facility ?
(5) Since it has been reported that mails arriving by the Thurs-
day plane service, can only reach Marigot and the out--Dis-
tricts on Sunday or thereabout, and cannot be replied to in
time to catch the Monday plane service, as the Portsmouth
air mail for that day is being closed at the inconvenient time
of 7.30 a.m., which is long before the Marigot mail arrives,
would Government go into the matter with a view to having
the "Portsmouth Monday Air Mail" close at least one full
hour after the schedule time of arrival of the Marigot mails?
(6) Since it is understood that owing to the prevailing high cost
of cars it is becoming extremely difficult 'for Government
Officers to obtain such facilities, would Government go into
the matter with a view to having the amount of advances
adjusted in order that officers desirous of peforming their
duties effectively may be able to do so?
The President read and circulated the following replies to the
foregoing questions:-
Reply to question No. 1
It is intended to open the Atkinson School on the 15th of
September, 1952.
Reply to question No. 2.
It has been found that this training of teachers in Barbados
would be too expensive for this Government to contemplate.
Active examination is being given to an alternative proposal
that the larger Colonies should institute or extend provision
for the training of teachers from the Windward Islands and
it is hoped shortly to send certain teachers for specialised
training in Trinidad and British Guiana.
Reply to question No. 3
The Landslide referred to has been cleared but others have
fallen since and instructions have been given to clear these
as well.
Reply to question No. 4.
This matter is already receiving active consideration and I
hope that it will be possible to make suitable arrangements
at an early date.
Reply to question No. 5
It is not feasible to keep the Air Mails"cpen for "one whole
hour" after the schedule time of arrival of the Marigot mails
which is 8.30 a.m. The mails must be closed by 9 30 a.m. at
the latest to allow the staff time for breakfast and to return
at 10.00 a.m. to take up their Treasury duties.
Arrangements have, however, been made which came into
effect on the 28th of July, to close the Po! tsmouth Air Mails
after the arrival of the Marigot mails provided that in any
circumstances they do not arrive at the Portsmouth sub-
Treasury later than 9.00 a.m.








Reply to question No.6
This question is already receiving active consideration.
MOTIONS
(i) The Revised Procedure on Treasury Control
The Honourable Financial Secretary seconded by the Honour-
able Crown Attorney moved the adoption by the Council of the
following Resolution:-
BE IT RESOLVED that this Council accept the proposals
contained in the Secretary of State's despatch, Windward Is-
lands No. 277 of 31st May, 1952, on a revised procedure for
the financial control of grant-aided territories.
The Resolution was put to the vote and passed,
(ii) The Recommendations of the Sixth Oils and Fats Conference
The Honourable Member for Roseau North seconded by the
Honourable Financial Secretary moved the adoption by the Coun.
cil of the following Resolution:--
BE IT RESOLVED that this Council accept the recommend.
nations of the Sixth Oils and Fats C( nference held in Barba-
dos from the 8th to the 11th July, 1952.
The Resolution was put to the vote and passed.
(iii) The Reports of the Select Committee on Goodwill
The Honourable Financial Secretary seconded by the Honour-
able Crown Attorney moved the adoption by the Council of the
following Resolution:--
BE IT RESOLVED that this Council adopt the reports sub.
mitted by the Select Committee appointed on 20th December
1951, to consider the Estimates and operation of Goodwill
Estate.
The Honourable Member for Roseau North seconded by the
Honourable Member for the North-Western District moved that
the majority report only be adopted.
The Council divided on the original motion which was lost by
a majority of 3, the voting being as follows :
Ayes:
The Honourable Third Nominated Member
,, ,, Second
S First
Financial Secretary
,, ,, Crown Attorney
Noes:
The Honourable Member for the Southern District
The Honourable Member for the Northern District
S ,, ,, .,, Western District
,, ,, -Roseau Southern District
,, ,, ,, Portsmouth District
,, ,, ,, Eastern District
,, ,, ,, Roseau Northern District
,, ,, ,,,, North Western District






The amendment was put to the vote and carried.
(iv) Food Shortage in Portsmouth
The Honourable Member for Portsmouth seconded by the
Honourable Member for the Eastern District moved the adoption
by the Council of the following Resolution:-
WHEREAS the Food Shortage of Portsmouth has develop-
ed to a very serious situation; and
WHEREAS in the past the town of Portsmouth and its sur-
roundings have derived a large amount of their food and milk
Supply from the Sugar Loaf Estate, where a large amount of
peasants occupied land as tenants; and
WHEREAS some time in 1949 those tenants were given no-
tices to quit the said Estate thereby resulting in a condition
which is largely responsib e for the present crisis which has
deve'opel in the town of Portsmouth;
BE IT RESOLVED that in the interest of the community
the Government be asked to undertake to empower the Agri-
cultural Superintendent to approach the Proprietor of the
Sugar Loaf Estate, with a view to making some suitable ar-
rangement whereby the peasants may be able to establish
themselves with some security of tenure, thereby enabling
those peasants to make their contribution to the "grow more
food campaign," and to relieve the present most embarrassing
situation.
Ihe Resolut:on was put to the vote and lost.
BILLS
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded
by the Honourable Financial Secretary, a Bill entitled ,'An Ordin.
ance to amend the Currency ordinancee 1950" was read a first
time.
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded by
the Honourable Financial Secretary the Bill was read a second
time.
The Council resolved itself into a Committee to consider the
Bill clause by clause.
The Bill passed the Committee stage and the Council resumed.
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded
by the Honourabl Financial Secretary, the Standing Rules and
Orders were suspended to allow the Bill to be read a third time.
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded
by the Honourable Financial Secretary the Bill was read a third
time and passed.






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ADJOURNMENT.
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded
by the Honourable Financial Secretary the Council adjourned
Si le Die.
W. 0. SEVERIN.
Clerk of the Legislative Council.
Confirmed this 28th day of October, 1952.
H. LINDO
Administrator.




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