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    Minutes of a Meeting: Minutes of Meeting of Finance Committee held Friday, December 19th, 1952
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    Minutes of Proceedings: Legislative Council Minutes of Proceedings, Tuesday, 16th December, 1952
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    Annual Report on the Vital Statistics of the Colony of Dominica for the year 1951
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Dominic


Official


Gazette.


Sub 1 i b) e bp l u t o r i t .

VOL. LXXVI ROSEAU, THURSDAY', FEBRUARY 12, 1953.

Government Notices.


No. 36.
CORONA TION PROCESSION
PROCEDURE. FOR OBTAINING
SEATS ALONG THE ROUTE
WITH reference to Gazette No. 22. of
September 9th, 1952, it is notified for
general information that the closing date
for applications for seats along the route
of the Coronation Procession bas been
extended to February 28th.
Any person desirous of obtaining seats
should apply to the Government Secretary
as soon as possible.
Ref. 1007/52
February 6drd, 1953.


No. 37
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
STAFF
It is notified for general information
that the Secretary of State for the Colnnies
has approved of a free grant of 22,845
under the Colonial Development and Wel-
fare Act to provide staff for the Public
Works RBpartment for road construction
and other development projects in this
Colony under Scheme D. 1919.
\f Ref. 618/52
re B wary 7th, 1953.

8No. 8
Ir Tw Annual Report the Vital Statis
ties of the Colony of Dominica for the
year 1951 is published with and forms
part of th s issue of the Official Gazette.


No. 39
PUBLICATION OF BILLS
THE undermentioned draft Bill which
it is proposed to introduced in the Legisla-
tive Council is published for general in-
formation with this issue of the Official
Gazette :-
An Ordinance to amend further the
Bank Holidays Act, Cap. 114.
Ref. 1116/52
7th February, 1953.

No. 40
THe fniowing Statutory Rules and
Orders are circulated with and form part
of this Gazette: -
No. 39 of 1952. Motor Vehicles and
RIad Traffic (Amendment) Regula-
tions, 1952.
1377/49
No. 2 of 1953. An Order.
781/40


No. 3 of 1953.
157/53
No. 4 of 19o3.
cil
157/53


A Proclamation.

Carnival Order in Coun-


No. 41
GOVERNOR'S ADDRESS TO THE
SRENAIA LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
TH:z *;:,, cr in'ro %.'jcasis !,ht i egisla.
tive Council of Grenada is published for
general information with this issue of the
Official Gazette.


No. 12.










31 I MUM" QZ=11C, TRURSDAY, FKRRUARY 1?, 1M,,


N*. 42.
LEGISLATIVE AND EXECU-
TIVE COLVNCIL
LEAVE'

His Honour the Administrator has been
pleased to grant to the-Honourable C.J.L.
DtPIGNY four weeks leave of absence as a
Member of the LegislatiVeV and Executive
Councils with effect from February. 4th,
1953.
February, 11th, 1953.
No. 43.
PRESS RELEASE
THE following Press Release is published
for general information ;-
COINS OF A -EW REIGN
Commieotive Crown Piece To Be
Streak For The Coronatieo
by
Alan Hume
In accordance with tradition the new
silver and bronze coinage for Colonial
territories to be issued soon after the
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2nd
June, 1953 will bear a crowned head of
the sovereign ; in Britain, Canada, New
Zealand, South. Africa, Ceylon and South-
ern Rhodesia, the sew coins will show an
uncrowned Royal effigy, the work of a
woman artist, Mrs. Mary Gillick.
-etails of the designs of the new
United Kingdom coins, which were
selected by the Royal Mint Advisory Com-
mittee under the presidency of the Duke
of Edinburgh, have just been issued.
Mrs. Gilliek's treatment of the Queen's
portrait is said to be a deliberate break
with the conventions that have governed
United Kingdom coinage portraiture for
many years. The head is smaller and the
disposition-of the lettering in a continuous
circle recalls the style of the 16th and 17th
centuries.
Biitannia Stays
The reverse of the bronze coinage has
not been altered. Britannia, who has ap-
peared without a break on the coinage
since the time of Charles II. retains her
place on the penny ;' the halfpenny and
the farthing continue to bear the "Golden
Mind and the wren respectively.
The half-crown has borne the shield of
the Royal Arms since 1551. In the new
series the shield has been redesigned by
Mr. E.G. Fuller, and modelled by Mr.
Cecil Themas who have also collaborated
in the reverses of the florin and the six-
pence, in which the floral emblems of
England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales have
been interplaced so as to include represent;
stations of each part of the United King.
dm.,
Since 1937 two designs have appeared
concurrently on the shilling the Royal


Crests for England and for Scotland.,
respectively. The practice has been con-
tinued in the new series, but the emblems
are now the English and the Scottish
quarterings of the shield of the Royal
Arms each designed and modelled by Mr.
W. Gardner. Mr. Gardner has also pro,.
duced the new reverse for the twelve-sided
threepenny piece. He has adopted for
this purpose the coroneted portrullis,
originally a badge of King Henry VII, but
now family at, as the badge of the Palace
of Westminster. the portcullis first ap-
peared on the English coinage in the reign
of Henry VII and now its angular design
has been chosen to match the angular
outline of the threepenny piece.
The crown piece to be struck in 1953
in commemoration of the Coronation, will
embody special features, the nature of
which have not yet been received.
Collectors' Sets
As the new coinage will take some time
to get into circulation in the ordinary way,
the Royal Mint in London will make avail-
able through banks complete sets of the
United Kingdom nine denominations from
the half-crown to the farthing including
both types ef shilling. These sets will be
packed in transparent envelopes at eight
shillings a set exclusive of postage and
registration Issues to-the public by the
banks will begin about the beginning 'of
May, 1953 Later in 1953 sets of collectors'
pieces, struck from special dies and includ-
ing the commemorative crown piece, will
be issued.
Among the members of the Royal Mint
Advisory Committee who selected 'the
designs for the new coins are many lead-
ing United Kingdom artists including Sir
William Reid Dick Mr. Stephen Gooden,
Mr. Gilbert Ledward and MVr. James
Woodford. Other members are Sir Ken.
neth Clark, formerly Director of Britain's
National Gallery, Mr. P.H. Jowet, a
former Principal of the Royal College of
Art, London, Sir Owen Mor'shead, the
Queen's Librarian at Windsor Castle, and
Mr. L.L.H. Thompson, Deputy Master of
the Royal Mint.
Models were laid before the Committee
without any indication of the artist's
name. Seventeen artists sent in designs
for the uncrowned effigy of the Queen
and that of Mrs. Gillick was finally
selected. Twelve artists submitted de-
signs for the crown effigy, and the Com-
mittee chose Mr. Secil Thomas's, Both
artists were accorded the privilege of
sittings by the Queen.
By Command,
VICTOR C. Jossa
government Secretary






OEMGIAL THURSM 1EBRUJARY 12, 1953


Departmeohtal other
INoti4

TREASURY AND CUSTOMS ~pEPABTMENT,
NOTICE
THERE will be sold by Public Auction at
the Customs Dominiea, on the 19/1/53 the
following gods seized by the Police:-
Dominica Trade & Revenue Ord. No. 5 of
1949 Sections 68 and 69
32 Bottles Brandy
3 Cases Black Leaf Tobacco
Ref. 332/46
2nd JANUARY, 1953

NOTICE
THERE will be sold by public auction at
the Customs House, Roseau at 3 p m. on
Thursday, 5th March, 1953 one second
hand, single cylinder, 1 25 horse power,
Royal Enfield motor cycle.
The motor cycle which is not in working
order may De inspected at the Customs
House, Roseau.
10th February, 1953.
J. BULLY,
Fiwinncial cretary.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OB'
CURRENCY, BRITISH CRIB.
BEAN (EASTERN GROUP)
THE Commissioners appointed by the
Secretary of State for the (olonies'on the
the nomination of the Governorb of Bar-
bados, British Guiana, the Leeward
Islands, Trinidad and Tobago and the
Windward Islands, respectively are shown
hereunder.
E. B. Burrows --. arbados
The Hon. E. F. McDavid
C.M.G., C.B E., -- British Guiana
P.W. Beekwith Esq. -Leeward islands
The Hon: A.R.W. Robertson,
C B.E. -Trinidad & Tobago
L Cools-Lartigue Esq -Windward Islands
Louis Spence Esq. -Executive Com-
missioner
J. BULLY,
Currency officer.
Treasury Chambers.

POLICE DEPARTMENT
NOTICE
THE attention of owners and drivers
of motor vehicles is drawn to certain
' ` endments to the Motor Vehicles
Rel tions (S.R.&O. No, 52 of 1951)
which will come into force with this
issue of the Gazette.


These Amendments (S. R. & 0.
No. 39 of 1952) concern the parkia
of motor vehicles in Roseau Tea .
There is no change in thstreeti-s
which the different kinds of motor
vehicles are at present permitted td
park, nor in the streets already de-
clared No Parking street. The
amended regulations, however, no
longer prescribe the number of vehi-
cles which may park in each parking
place. Instead, there is a general reg-
ulation which enjoins that vehicles
shall be parked longitudinally as close
as is reasonably possible to the side of
the road but not less than four feet
from any other parked vehicle, and
not within a distance of fifteen feet
from any corner.
Private cars and hire cars actually
under hire are no longer required to
park on the same side as any other
vehicles already parked. Instead
such vehicles may park in any street
other than a No Parking Street, but
must park on the Northern side of
any street running east and west on
the Wertern side of any stir ning
north and south.
R. de la C. OZANNE,
TRA F',C COMMISSIONER


ROSEAU TOWN COUNCIL

NOTICE.

THE following Streets will be closed
to wheeled traffic from 8 a. m. to 6
p.m. on Monday and Tuesday the i6th
and 17th February, 1953, namely:
King George V. Street from the angle
with Old street to Queen Mary Street;
Queen Mary street from the angle
with King George V. streett to New
Street; New Street from the angle
with Queen Mary Street to Old Street;
Old Street from the angle with New
Street to King George V. Street;
Cork Street from the angle with Old
Street to Queen Mary Street; and
Great George Street from angle of
King George V. Street to New Street.
By Order,
W. A. JOSEPH,
Town ( hrk.
Office ef the Roseau
Town ( ouicil,
4th Februaiy, '953.


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COURT HOUSE,
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Friday December 19th, 1952

DOMINICA.


Minutes of Meeting of. Finance


AT a meeting
a.m. :-
Present:


Committee.

of Finance Committee held this


day at 10.00


His Honour H.L. LINDO, Administrator
The Honourable J. BULLY, Financial Secretary
,, G. AUSTIN WINSTON
S MRS. E. NAPIER
,, ,, STAFFORD ALFRED
S R. B. DOUGLAS
S N. A. JEFFERS
,, ,, LIONEL LAVILLE
R. P. ST. LUCE.
Absent :
The Honourable H. D. SHILLINGFORD, C.B E.
I 1 C. J. L. DUPIGNY
J.O. AIRD
S F. O. C. HARRIS
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
The Minutes of the Meeting held on October 29th
having been circulated, were taken as read, amended and con-
firmed.
95 52 SCHOOL BUILDING PROGRAMME
The Committee agreed that only the first four schools viz
Pottersville, Portsmouth, Wesley and Giraudel, on the approved
priority list of the School building programme should be attempt-
ed in the first instance.
SPECIAL WARRANTS
The Committee approved the following Special Warrants:-
He id No. Sub. Had A no vu, t
903/52 E.1 Governor Incidentals $53.00
891/47 XXX 3 Scheme D 200c-Training of Laboratory
Technicians 81.58
1205.'49 XXX (3) ,, D 1075-Laboratory Equipment
etc. 609.45


1725/48 XXX (2) ,


D 410-Alice. to pupil teachers
Saturd-,y morning
classes, etc.


5 1. 7







521/45 XXX ,, ) 855--Grant to Vivian White 240.17
1106/49 XXX ,, D 241--Contingencies S. W.
Office 1.06
140/46 ,, D 419-Teachers Home
Woodford Hill 237.60
1080/52 ,, D 53 Agricultural Develop-
ment 1,400.00
505/52 E. 4: Agriculture -Transprt and Subsis-
tence, etc 187.88
1364/52 E.29 Supply Control-Acting Allowance 3.00
392/52 E.8: Scheme D 702-Passages 672.40
975/52 ,, D 941-C. O. L. A. etc. 331 00
1440/52 ,, P1284--C 0. L. A and Trans-
port and Subsistence 506.00
862/51 ,, D1139-Tuition, Board and Lodg-
ing etc. 2,421 CO
333/50 E.16 ,, -Contribution to U.C.W.
I. from sale of stamps 1,3286 50
820/47 ,, -- Expenses in connection
with lost boats 630.00
445/52 E.24 P.W.D. -Ag. Allowance 1,100.00
1146/52 ,, --Additional D. of W. 720.00
445/52 ,, --Temporary Asst. Surveyor 616.00
i233/52 E. 23: Public Library--C.O L A. etc. 49.32
1244/52 E. 9: Education --Laboratory Upkeep etc. 810.00
1244/52 --Cambridge local 60.00
1266/52 E.28: Subventions --Grants Ex-Service-
men's Association 48.00
S110/42 ,, War Office 341.16
969,51 ,, -Contributions to B.I.F.
1952 5',9.98
1210/52 E. 17: -Gratuities to next of kin
of deceased, officers 536.00
1207/52 E. 30 Telephones -Runnirg and maintenance
of lorry 300.00
1366/52 E. 3: Administration-Upkeep of G.H. grounds
etc. 2,250.00
1411/51 E. 26: P. W. E. -2 Hou es for officers 2,050.00
1405/52 -Police Prison and Fire
Organisation 3?, 180.00
1441/52 ,, ...Repairs to Colihaut Jetty 273.00
1154/52 ,, ...Foreman's Quarters 600.00
939/52 E. 31: Treasury ...Aidwaiters 200.00
935/52 E. 15: Medical (Roseau
Hospital) ...Alcohol etc. 1,628.00
,, ..Furniture and equipment 200.00
,, (Portsmouth
Hospital) ...Contingences etc. 191,CO
(Mapagot







Hospital) ...Fuel and Lighting 20.00
,, (Special) Microscope for Lab. 360 00
,, (Sanitary) Sanitation 4U0.00
1161/52 E. 11: Judicial ...Transport Alice.
(Bailiff etc.) 238.00
1045/52 E. 18: ...Detective and Special
services, etc 80P.00
C.105/52 E. 12 Labour 1,266.00
1442/52 E. 10 Electricity and...Wages of Staff
Refrigeration etc. 1,242.00
,, ...Power Station
(Special) Elec.
Current supplied by
C D. C. 6,590.00
1442/52 ...Running Expenses 2,600.00
1448/52 E. 4 Agriculture ...C.O.L.A and Acting
Allowance 110.00
262/52 E 20 Post Office ...O0ertime Fees 100.00
821/52 E. 25 P.W.A.R. .. Upkeep of P.W.D).
Lorry and Car 2,C0.00
OTHER BUSINESS
(i) Ex-gralia Ass stace to compensate for 1 ,s. of mot r-
eycles by accident.
Mr. Jeffers inquired whether Government would consider
giving ex-gratia assistance to officers who were advanced motor
cycles by Government as approved means of transport when
such cycles were destroyed by accident in v ew of the lack of in-
surance facilities for indemnifying them.
His Honour promised to examine the question.
(ii) Dominica as an approved Exam. <'.ntr.e for Law.
Mr. Jeffers asked whether Government would consider in-
quiring into the possibility of Dominica being made an Examina.
tion Center for Law Examinations
His Honour promised to investigate the matter.
(iii) Special Warrant am ounts
His Honour promised, at Mr. Winston's request, to cause
the amounts of Special Warrants to be stated in the Agendas for
Finance Committee meetings in future.
ADJOURNMENT
The Committee adjourned Sine Die,
W. O. SEVERIN
Clerk of the Legisiative Coun it.
Confirmed this 24th day of February 1953.
H. LINDO
Administrator.








COUNCIL CHAMBER,
COURT HOUSE,
ROSEAU,
TUESDAY, 16TH DECEMBER 1952

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS.
-----E----
At a meeting of the Legislative Council of Dominica held at
10.00 am. this day:--
Present:
His Htnour H L. LINDe, 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,
Mrs. ELMA NAPIER, Third Nominated Member.
7 ,, 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.
PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS
His Honour the Administrator addressed the Council as fol-
lows:-(See Official Gazette No. 8 of Jan. 26th, 1953.)
The Honourable Member for the North Western District, see-
onded by the Honourable Member for Roseau North, moved that
the President's address form part of the minutes of the meeting.
The motion was put to the vote and carried.








ADJOURNMENT
On motion by the Honourable Crown Attorney, seconded by
the Honourable Financial Secretary, the Council adjourned to
enable a reply to the President's address to be framed,
RESUMPTION
The Council resumed at 11.45 a.m.
All Members were present.
REPLY TO THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS
The Honourable Member for Roseau South moved an amend
tent of the Order of the Day to enable a reply to the President's
address to be included.
The motion was put to the vote and carried.
The Honourable Member for the North Western District
(Deputy President) read the following reply to the President's
address:- (See Official Gazette No. 8 of Jan. 26th, 1953.)
UBit The Honourable Member for the Portsmouth Listrict, second-
ed by the Honourable Member for the Eastern District, moved
that this reply form part of the minutes of the meeting.
The motion was put to the vote and carried.
The President, in thanking Honourable Members for their
reply, said that he valued especially the expressions of apprecia-
tion contained in its first paragraph and of willingness of Mem-
bers to co-operate with him.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
The minutes of the meeting held on 28th October, 1952, hav-
ing been previously circulated, were taken as read and
confirmed.
PAPERS LAID
The following papers were laid on the Table:-
By the Honourable Crown Attorney:
A message by the Administrator regarding the appointment
of Standing Advisory Committees of the Legislative Council.
By the Honourable Financial Secretary:
The Estimates of the following Village Boards for the year
1953:
(i) Vieille Case
(ii) Grand Fond
(iii) Calibishie
(iv) Marigot
(v) Giraudel
NOTICES
The Honourable Crown Attorney gave notice of his intention
to move at a later stage of the proceedings
1. The adoption by the Council of the proposals contained
in the Administrator's message for the appointment of
Standing Advisory Committees of the Legislative Council
and for their election at this meeting.....








24.
2. The introduction of the following Bills:-
(i) An Ordinance to amend further the Education Ordin-
ance, 1949.
(ii) An Ordinance to amend the Magistrate's Code of
Procedure Act (Cap. 61)
(iii) An Ordinance to amend further the Roseau Tewn
Council Ordinance, 1937 (No. 23 of 1937).
(iv) An Ordinance to amend the Slum Clearance and
Housing Ordinance, 1946 (No. 5 of 1946).
(v) An Ordinance to amend the Town and Country Plan-
ning Ordinance, 1946 (No. 4 of 1946).
(vi) An Ordinance to provide for the re-establishment of
Wages Councils. (First reading only.j
The Honourable Financial Secretary gave notice of his inten-
ticn to move at a later stage of the proceedings the introduction
of the following Bills:-
(i) An ordinancee to provide for the services of the Col.
ony of Dominica for the year ending 31st December,
1953.
(ii) An Ordinance further to amend the Customs Import
and Export Tariff Consolidation Ordinance, 1930.
(iii) An Ordinance to amend further the Liquor Licences
Ordinance. 1938.
(iv) An Ordinance to amend further the Trade and Pro-
fessional Licences Ordinances, 1939.
(v) An Ordinance to amend the Entertainments Ordin-
ance, 1938.
(vi) An Ordinance to amend further the Sale of Produce
Ordinance, 1941.
The Honourable First Nominated Member gave notice of his
intention to move at a later stage of the proceedings the adoption
by the Council of a Resolution touching the forthcoming depar-
ture of the Governor.
The Honourable Member for Portsmouth gave notice of his
intention to ask a question concerning the Elementary Education
Regulations.
QUESTIONS
The Honourable Member for Portsmouth asked the following
question:-
'Wt en will the Education Department of Dominica be pro-
vided with the Education Code which Council Members were
told over 9 months ago was in the course of preparation?"
The President read and circulated the following reply :-
"The Elementary Education Code of Regulations will be put
into force when they have been made by the Governor-in-
Council and approved by the Legislative Council as required
by section 37 of the Education Ordinance 1949 (No. 3 of 1949).
In accordance with the procedure laid down in section 6 (a)








and 6 (b) of the Ordinance it has been necessary for the Gov-
ernor-in-Council to refer certain of these regulations to the
Board of Education for its views or for fuller consideration.
It is hoped that the Governor-in-Council will shortly make
the Regulations in their final form for submission to the Leg-
islative Council."
MOTIONS
(i) His Excellency the Governor's forthcoming Departure.
The Honourable First Nominated Member seconded by the
Honourable Member for the Eastern District moved the adoption
by the Council of the following Resolution.
"WHERE ',S His Excellency Brigadier Sir Robert Duncan
Harris Arundell. K.C.M.G., O.B.E., has been Governor of
this Colony for the past four and one-half years.
AND WHEREAS it hath pleased Her Majesty the Queen to
appoint His Excellency to the high office of Governor and
Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Barbados.
BE II RESOLVED that this Council places on record its sin-
cere appreciation and thanks fcr His Excellency's past ser-
vices to this Colony, and its heartfelt co gratu'ations on His
Excellency's preferment to the Governorship of Barbados and
its hope that this appointment will be a stepping-stone to
further advancement in Her Majesty's service.
BE IT RESOLVED further that the text of this resolution
be conveyed to His Excellency the Governor."
The Resolution was put to the vote and carried unanimously.
The President informed Honourable Members that he would
be pleased to forward the Resolution to His Excellency the Gov.
ernor.
(ii) Standing Advisory Committees of the Looislatzve Council
The Honourable Crown Attorney seconded by the Honourable
Financial Secretary moved the adoption by the Council of the
following Resolution:-
"BE I RESOLVED that this Council accepts the proposals
for the establishment of Advisory Committees of the Council
indicated in the Administrator's Message of 9th December,
1952 and proceeds to the election of members of those Com-
mittees as contemplated by the Resolution quoted in the first
paragraph of that Message."
The Resolution was put to the vote and carried.
At the suggestion of the Honourable Member of the North
Western District the Council agreed, however, to defer the elec.
tion of the Advisory Committees to a later stage of the proceed.
ings.
BILLS
(i) An Ordinance to amend further the Education Ordin-
ance, 1949.
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney, sec








onded by the Honourable Financial Secretary, a Bill en-
titled "An Ordinance to amend further the Education
Ordinance, 1949", was read a first time.
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney, sec-
onded by the Honourable Financial Secretary the bill
was read a second time.
The Council resolved itself into a Committee to con-
sider the Bill clause by clause.
The Bill passed the Committee stage and the Coun-
cil resumed.
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney, sec-
onded by the Honourable Financial Secretary, the Stand-
ing Rules and Orders were suspended to allow the Bill
to be read a third time.
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney, sec-
onded by the Honourable Financial Secretary, the Bill
was read a third time and passed.
(ii) An Ordinance father to amend the Magistrate's Code of
Procedure Act (Cap. 61).
On the motion of the HonourablelCrown Attorney, sec-
onded by the Honourable Financial Secretary, a Bill en-
titled "An Ordinance further to amend the Magistrate's
Code of Procedure Act (Cap. 61)" was read a first time.
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney, sec-
onded by the Honourable Financial Secretary, the Bill
was read a second time
The Council resolved itself into Committee-to consider
the Bill clause by clause.
The Bill passed the Committee stage with the following
.amendments and the Council resumed:-
(a) 'Ihe word "deleting" in the second line of each of
clauses 2 & 3 was deleted and replaced by the word
"substituting"; and
(b) The words "'not exceeding forty shillings'" were
deleted and replaced by the words "five pounds" '
immediately followed by the words "for the words
'forty shillings' occurring therein."
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney, seconded
by the Honourable Financial Sec etary, the Standing Rules and
Orders were suspended to allow the Bill to be read a third tim e
On the motion of the Honourable Crown At'orney, seconded
by the Honourable Financial Secretarysthe Bill as amended was
read a third time and passed.
(iii) An Ordinance to amend further the Roseau lown Coun-
cil Ordinance, 1937 (No. 23 of 1937). ,, -
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney, seconded
by the Honourable Financial Secretary, the.Bill entitled "An Ord-






27.
finance to amend further the Roseau Town Council Ordinance 1937
(No. 23 of 1937)" 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 Committee to consider the
Bill clause by clause.
ADJOURNMENT
The Council resumed at 1.00 p.m. to adjourn.
On the motiom of the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded
by the Honourable Financial Secretary the Council adjourned
until 2.80 p.m.
RESUMPTION
The Council resumed at 2.30 p.m. with all Members present
and resolved itself into Committee to resume consideration of the
Bill entitled shortly the "Roseau Town Council (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1952.
The Bill passed the Committee stage with the following
amendment and the Council resumed :-
Sub-section 80 of clause 2 of the Bill was deleted.
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney, seconded
by the Honourable 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 as amended was
read a third time and passed.
The President thereupon made the statement that the rumour
that the Bill for the Roseau Town Council (Amendment) Ordin-
ance, 1962, was brought before the Council at the instance of one
or more unofficial members of the Executive Council and against
his (The President's) wishes was completely unfounded. The
truth was that consultation with the Executive Council was ini-
tiated by him in the form of a submission to them setting out all
the circumstances surrounding the affairs of the Roseau Town
Council and recommending, in view of those circumstances, that
a Bill in the form introduced and passed should be presented to
the Legislature.
(iv) An Ordinance to amend the Slum Cleararce and Hous.
ing Ordinance, 1946 (No. 5 of 1946.)
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney, seconded
by the Honourable Financial Secretary, the Bill entitled "An O d-
inancp to amend the Slum Clearance and Housing Ordinance,1946
(No. 5 of 1946)" 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 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 Honourable 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.
(v) An Ordinance to ame:'d the Town and Country Planning
Ordinance 1946.
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney, seconded
by the Honourable Financial Secretary, the Bill entitled "An Ord-
inance to amend the Town and Country Planning Ordinance 1946"
was read a first time.
On tne motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney, seconded
by the Honourable Financial Secretary, the Bill was read a second
time.
The Council resolved itself into 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 Honourable 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.
(vi) An Ordinnce to provide for the establishment of Wages
Councils,
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney, seconded
by the Honourable Financial Secretary, the Bill entitled "An Ord.
finance to provide 'or the establishment of Wages Councils" was
read a first time.
(vii) An Ordinance to provide for the services of the Colony of
Dominica tcr the year ending the 31st Decimber, 1953.
On the motion of the Honourable Financial Secretary, second-
ed by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Bill entitled "An Ord.
finance to provide for the services of the Colony of Dominica for
the year ending the 31st December, 1953", was read a first time.
On the motion of the Honour ble Financial -ecretary, second-
ed by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Bill was read a second
time.
The Council resolved itself into Committee to consider the
Bill clause by clause.
The Committee then began their detailed examination of the
draft Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure of the Colony for
the year 1953 consequent upon the consideration of the Schedule
of the Bill.








Revenue Heads Nos. 1-13 were approved with the following
amendments and the Council resumed :-
Head R8 : item 8, $14,272-deleted
Head R18: item D733B. Education Officer $5,879-added
ADJOURNMENT
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney, seconded
by the Honourable Financial Secretary, the Council adjourned at
4 p.m. until 10 a.m. on Wednesday December 17th, 1952.
Wednesday, December 17th, 1952.
The Council resumed at 10 a.m. on Wednesday December
17th, 1952, with all Members present and resolved itself into Com-
mittee to resume examination of the draft Estimates.
Items Nos 1-7 aad part of Item 8 of the Schedule to the
Bill were considered and approved without amendment and the
Council resumed.
ADJOURNMENT
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney, seconded
by the Honourable Financial Secretary, the Council adjourned at
1.00 p.m. until 2.30 p m.
RESUMPTION
The Council resumed at 2.30 p.m. with all members present
and resolved itself into Committee to resume examination of the
draft Estimates.
The rest of Item No. 8 and Items Nos. 9-14 of the Schedule
were approved with the following amendments and the Council
resumed:-
(i) Item No. 8 was increased from $811,865 to $817,741
(ii) Item No. 9 was reduced from $257.233 to $251,355
ADJOURNMENT
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney, seconded
by the Honourable Financial Secretary, the Council adjourned at
4 p.m. until 10 a.m., Thursday December 18th, 1952.
Thursday December 18th. 1952.
RESUMPTION
The Council resumed at 10.00 a.m. on Thursday, December
18th, 1952, with all Members excepting the Honourable Second
Nominated Member, present, and resolved itself into Committee
to resume examination of the draft Estimates.
(The Honourabil Second Nominated Member arrived at 10.40
a m. and took his seat).
Items Nos. 15-25 of the Schedule were approved with the
following amendments and the Council resumed:-
(i) Item No. 24 was increased from $60,785 to $62,845
(ii) Item No. 25 was reduced from $197,269 to $195,269.
ADJOURNMENT
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney, seconded
by the Honourable Financial Secretary, the Council adjourned at
1 p.m. until 2.30 p,m.









RESUMPTION
The Council resumed at 2.30 p.m. with all Members excepting
the Honourable First and the Honourable Second Nominated
Members present and went into Committee to resume examination
of the draft Estimates.
(The Honour able First and the Honourable Second Nominated
Members arrived at 2.85 p.m. and took their seats.) A
Items Nos. 26-31 of the Schedule were approved with the
following amendments and the Council resumed:-
(i) Item No. 26 was increased from $113,195 to $138,995
(ii) Clauses 2 and 3 were amended as follows:-
The words "two million, six hundred and eighty nine
thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven dollars" appear-
ing in each were replaced by the words "two million,
seven hundred and fifteen thousand, seven hundred and
eighteen".
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Standing Rules and Or.
ders were suspended to alow the Bill shortly entitled the "Appro-
priation (1953) Ordinance, 1952" to be readla third time.
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Bill as amended was read
a third time and passed.
(viii) An Ordinance further to amend the Customs Import
and kxpou t Tariff (onsolidati)n Ordinance, 1930.
On motion]by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Bill entitled "An Ordin-
ance further to amend the Customs Import and Experti Tariff
Consolidation (Amendment) Ordinance, 1930" was read a first
time.
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary. seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Bill was read a second
time.
The Council resolved itself into Committee to consider the
Bill clause by clause.
The Bill passed the committee stage with the following
amendments and the Council resumed:-
(i) Clause 12 -Under Item No. 1 (a) of the Fourth Sche-
(dule the rates 6c, 15e, 18c & 27c were delet-
ed, and replaced by the following respec-
tively: 4c, 10c, 12c & 18c. B
(ii) Clause 15 -The commencing date, il9th I(December)
was inserted.
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Standing Rules and Or-
ders were suspended to allow the Bill to be readja third time.
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Bill as amended was read
a thi d time and passed.








(ix) An Ordinance to amend further the Liquor Licences
Ordinance, 1988.
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Bill entitled "An Ordin-
ance to amend further the Liquor Licences Ordinance, 1938", was
read a first time.
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crewn Attorney, the Bill was read a second
time.
The Council resolved itself into Committee to consider the
Bill clause by clause.
The Bill passed the Committee stage and the Council resumed.
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Standing Riles and Or.
ders were suspended to allow the Bill to be read a third time.
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Bill was read a third time
and passed.
(x) An Ordinance to amend further the frade and Profes-
szonal Liceum es Ordalunce, 1939.
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Bill entitled "An Ordin-
ance to amend further the Trade and Professional Licences Ordi-
nance, 1939", was read a first time.
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Bill was read a second
time.
The Council resolved itself into committee to consider the
Bill clause by clause.
The Bill passed the committee stage with the following
amendments and the Council resumed:-
(i) Clause 3 (b) "Fire Insu,ance......$18.00"-d leted.
(ii) Clause 3 (c) -re-numbered 3 (b), and the words for
each form of insurance" deleted therefrom-
(iii) Clause 4 commencement date "Ist...January, 1953"
inserted.
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Standing Rules and Or-
ders were suspended to allow the Bill to b, read a third time.
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Bill as amended was read
a third time and passed.
(xi) An Ordinance to amend the Entertainments Ordinance, 1938
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Bill entitled "An Ordi-
nance to amend the Entertainments Ordinance, 1938" was read
a first time.








On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Bill was read a second
time.
The Council resolved itself into Committee to consider the
Bill clause by clause.
The Bill passed the committee stage and the Council resumed
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Standing Rules and
Orders were suspended to allow the Bill to be read a third time
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Bill was read a third
time and passed.
(xii) An Ordinance to amend further the Sale of Produce Ordi-
nanre, 1941.
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Bill entitled "An Ordi-
nance to amend further the sale of Produce Ordinance, 1941,"
was read a first time.
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Bill was read a second
time.
I he Council resolved itself into Committee to consider the
Bill clause by clause
The Bill passed the Commitee stage and the Council resumed.
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, the Standing Rules and
Orders were suspended to allow tne Bill to be read a third time.
On motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary, seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney, tne Bill was read a third
time and passed.
At the request of the Honourable Member for Roseau North
the President undertook that that Member's opposition to Clause
2 (c) of the Bill would be recorded in the minutes.
OTHER BUSINESS
(i) Election of Deputy President
The Honourable Second Nominated Member, seconded by the
Henourab!e First Nominated Member, moved that the Honourable
Member for the North-Western District be re-elected Deputy
President of the Council for its second session.
The mention was put to the v)te and carried. His Honour
then declared ihe Honourable Member duly elected Deputy Pre-
sident of the Council for its second session, and congratulated
him on his re-election.
(ii) Nomination of Standing Advisory Committees of the Legis.
native Council.
The Honourable Member for Roseau South, seconded by the
Honourable Member for the North-Western District, moved the
adoption by the Council of the following nominations to the pro-







posed Advisory Committees for Agriculture, Public Works, Pub-
ic Health and Education:-
AGRICULTURE
Honourable First Neminated Member
,, Member for Roseau North
Member for the Southern District.
PUBLIC WORKS
Honourable Member for the North-Western District
,, Second Nominated Member
,, Member for the Northern District.
PUBLIC HEALTH
Honourable Third Nominated Member
,, Member for the Western District
Member for the Eastern District.
EDUCATION
Honourable Member for the Portsmouth District
Member for Roseau South.
ADJOURNMENT
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney, seconded
by the'Honourable Financial Secretary the Council adjourned
Sine Die.
W. O. SEVERIN
Clerk of the Lgi6lative Council.
Confirmed this 24th day of February, 1953
H. LINDO.
Administrator















DOMINICA.

ANNUAL REPORT ON THE VITAL STATISTICS OF THE COLONY OF
DOMINICA FOR THE YEAR 1951



GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE,
ROSEAU, DOMINICA.
30TH AUGUST, 1952.
SIR,
In pursuance of Section 43 of Ordinance No. 3 of 1916 of Dominica,
I have the honour to forward the following report on the Vital
Statistics of the Colony of Dominica for the year 1951.

I. POPULATION

2. The estimated population of Dominica on the 31st December,
1951 is made up as follows:-
Estimated population on 31st December, 1950 .. 54,577
Excess of Births over Deaths in 1951 .. .. 1,091
Excess of Arrivals over Departures in 1951 .. .. 246
Total Estimated Population .. .. 55,914

II. BIRTHS

3. The Births registered during the year 1951 were 1,965, as
against 1,848 in 1950, the birth rate, based on mid-year population,
being 35.76 per thousand in 1951 and 34.51 in 1950. The legitimate
births were: Males 313, Females 309, and illegitimate births were:
Males 659, Females 684.

III. STILL-BIRTHS

4. Still-births registered during the year 1951 were 59: legitimate
males 9, legitimate females 9; illegitimate males 17, and illegitimate
females 24;-the rate being 3.00 per hundred live births as against 47
or 2.54 per hundred in 1950.

IV. MARRIAGES

5. There were 251 marriages reported during the year 1951-
Church of England 4, Roman Catholic 227, Methodist 12, Seventh Day
Adventist 3, Reformed Methodist 2, Other Denominations 1, Civil 2.

V. DIVORCES

6. One Divorce was granted during the year 1951.

VI. DEATHS

7. There were 874 deaths-419 males and 455 females-registered
in 1951 as against 948 in 1950. The death rate, based on mid-year
population, was 15.91 per thousand ih 1951 and 17.70 per thousand in
1950. The infantile mortality (deaths of children under one year)
was 249 or 126.72 per thousand live births as against 265 or 143.40 in
1950.











VII. IMMIGRATION

8. There were 2,269 arrivals into, and 2,023 departures from, the
Colony in 1951, the ratio being 52.86 to 47.14 per cent.

VIII. RACIAL DISTRIBUTION

9. Date of present racial distribution is not available.

10. Tables I to X setting out the figures upon which this report
is based are annexed hereto.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient servant,

A. B. MARIE,
Acting Registrar General.
His Honour,
The Administrator.








TABLE I.
Abstract of Births and Deaths for the Year 1951.


District or Town.





Dist. No. 1
STown -of Roseau
jParish of St. George
Dist. No. 2 St. Luke ..
3 St. Paul
,3a do.
4 St. Joseph
4a do.
4b do.
Dist. No. 5
I Town of Portsmouth
-Parish of St. John


Dist.
,,
,,
,,
,,
,,
,,
,,
,,
,,
,,
,,


. 6 St.Peter ..
7 St. Andrew
8 do.
8a. do.
9 St. Patrick
10 do.
10a. do.
11 St. Mark
12 St. David
13 do.
14 do.
15 do.


Totals


BIRTHS


Legitimate


0 2




68 45
13 9
8 7
11 14
1 1
10 15
3 2
4 4


19
6
15
28
16
12
34

9
13
7
15
8
13
313


10
8
12
33
16
15
46

19
13
8
13
9
10
309


Illegitimate



I T




261 260
18 20
11 7
23
1 1
30 17
10 13
16 21


659 I 684 ,


Abstract of


TABLE II.
Still-Births for


the Year 1951.


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District )r Town.


Dist. No. 1
5Town of Roseau
jParish of St. George
Dist. No. 2 St. Luke ..
3 St. Paul ..
S 3a do.
4 St. Joseph
S 4a do.
4b do.
Dist. No. 5
{Town of Portsmouth
(Parish of St. John
Dist. No. 6 St. Peter .
.. 7 St. Andrew
8 do.
8a. do.
9 St. Patrick
10 do.
10a. do.
11 St. Mark
,, 12 St. David
,, 13 do.
14 do.
15 do.
Totals


Legitimate
Males Females


5

1












2




1


9


3


1














2
3



9
-


Illegitimate


Males


10




1



1

1
1



1

2




17


Females


8

1
3





2





3
3

2

1

1
24


DEATHS





Ce d



150 164
14 15
11 11
25 20
--I 1
16 25
4 7
10 7


634
60
33
72
4
72
28
45

83
51
61
121
80
89
181
52
51
70
34
44
49
51
1,965


Total.


419 455


Total.


314
29
22
45
1
41
11
17

55
12
30
47
33
28
72
7
14
36
12
19
12
17
874


Total.


26

2
4

1



3

1
1


5
4

6
3
2

1
59


I I IIaiR I I l I


,










TABLE III.
Marriages Solemnized during the


Year 1951.


District or Town.


Dist. No. 1
5Town !of Roseau ..
Parish of St. George
Dist. No.. 2 St. Luke ..
S 3 St. Paul
S 3a do.
S 4 St. Joseph
S 4a do.
4b do.
Dist. No. 5
ITown of Portsmouth
tParish of St. John
Dist. No. 6 St. Peter
,, 7 St. Andrew
S 8 do.
S 8a. do.
9 St. Patrick
S,, 10 do.
,, 10a. do.
S,, 11 St. Mark
S,, 12 St. David
,, 13 do.
14 do.
,, 15 do.
Totals


0 'V a g g3Q <
t4- 4
0 4 0. a
4 (
C.)-


2
Nil



,,
,,
,,


4 227 12 3


4 3 I"

Ijj'Si
i^ i


o C


1 Nil
Nil ,,
,, ,, I

Nil,
,, ,,
,, ,,


,, ,,

,, ,,
,, ,,
,, ,,
,, a
,, ,,
,, ,,
,, ,,

,, ,,
,, ,,
,, ,,
,, a
1, I








,, ,, |
2 -
|i


52
4
13
16

12
1
3


1 28
,, Nil -
,, ,, 4
,, ,, 16
,, 19
,, ,, 39
39
,, ,, 6
5
,, ,, 518
S ,, 18
,, ,, 2

,, ,,
S,, ,, 6
1 | 2 251


TABLE IV.

Ratio of Legitimate to Illegitimate Births for the Year 1951.


District or Town.

Dist. No. 1
Town of Roseau
Parish of St. George
Dist. No. 2 St. Luke ..
I 3 St. Paul .
S 3a do.
,, 4 St. Joseph
S 4a do.
4b do.
Dist. No. 5
fTown of Portsmouth
{Parish of St. John
Dist. No. 6 St. Peter
S 7 St. Andrew'
8 do. .
8a. do. ..
9 St. Patrick
10 do.
10a. do. ..
,,, 11 St. Mark
,, 12 St. David
13 do.
14 do. ..
15 do. ..
Totals


Total
number
of
Births.

634
60
33
72
4
72
28
45

83
51
,61
121
80
89
181
52
51
70
34
44
49
51
1,965


Legi-
timate .


113
22
15
25
2
25
5
8

29
14
27
61
32
27
80

28
26
15
28
17
23
622


Illegi-
timate.


54
37
34
60
48
62
101
52
23
44
19
16
32
28


Ratio of
Legi-
timate .
Births.

17.82%
36.67%
45.45%
34.72%
50.00%
34.72%
17.86%
17.78%

34.94%
27.45%
44.26%
50.41%
40.00%
30.34%
44.20%
0.00%
54.90%
37.14%
44.12%
63.64%
34.69%
45.10%,


1,343 31.65%


Ratio of
Illegi-
timate .
Births.


82.18%
63.33%
54.55%
65.28%
50.00 %
65.28%
82.14%
82.22%

65.06%
72.55%
55.74%
49.59%
60.00%
69.66%
55.80%
100.00%
45.10%
62.86%
55.88%
36.36%
65.31%
54.90%
68.35%


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