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Dominica.


Official


Gazette.


VOL- __V* RO A -- 7-
pubt i ibeb by utbor i t .

VOL. LXXVI ROS;EAU, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1953.


No. -


Government Notices.


No, 139
FORMATION OF ARMY OFFICERS'
EMERGENCY RESERVE

APPLICATIONS are invited from suitable
persons for enlistment in the Army Emer-
gency Reserve, the objects of and the
conditions for entry into which are as
follows :-
Object
1. The object of the AOER is to provide
a quick method of commissioning into the
Army on mobilization the following cate.
gories of civilians : -
(a) those with previous full-time
commissioned service in the Army
who have no other reserve liabili-
ty ;
(b) those with no previous commis-
sioned service who are over the
lower age limits given in Annex-
ure 1, and whose qualifications
and civilian experience are such
that other rank and officer Cadet
School training are unnecessary.
General
2. The classes of Officers, ex-Officers
and civilians who may be enrolled
in the AOER are given in Annexure
1.
Age Limits
3. The arms included in this scheme
and the age limits for commissioning
are shown in Annexure 1.
4. There is no lower atye limit for
members of the AOER with previ-
ous full time commissioned service.
Vationality
5. Candidates for commissions must
be British subjects or citizens of



b L 7/,


the Irish Republic and sons of Bri-
tish subjects or citizens of the Irish
Republic.
Medical Exannmination
6. Immediately before commissioning,
members of the AOER will be
medically boarded, and must con-
form to the acceptance standard
laid down for the various arms,
Commission ing
7. Members of the AOER who are ex-
officers will normally be commissioned into
the arm in which ttey previously served
unleF-s they now hold qualifications, given
in Annexure 1 for civilians, which make
them more suitable for commissioning
in another arm Civilians will normally
be commissioned into the arm for whirn
they are qualified in accordance with
Annexure 1.
Rank and appointment to an nEmergen.
cy Clomnmissioi
8. Members of the AOER who are
selected for Immediate Emergency Cornm-
missions will be gazetted as second lieu-
tenants -in the case of RAMC (Medical
Officers). RADC (Dental Officers)
QARANC, and in the case of quarter-
masters or equivalents, as lieutenants-
with effect from the date of joining for
duty as an officer and will subsequently
be governed by the promotion rules cur-
rent at the time.
Classes of Offcers, ex-Oficers. Civl-
ians who are eligible to joi, Ithe
AOER and the qualifications i,-
quired for the respective Arms.
Officers and Ex-Otlicers with no
other Reserve Liability.
1. (a) Ex-officers of the Regular Aimy
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OFFICIAL GAZETTE, THURSDAY MAY 7, 1953


years service and have not yet
applied to join the RARO.
(b) Released emergency commissioned
officers who have relinquished
their emergency commissions.
(c) National Service officers who have
completed their reserve reliability.
(d) Ex-officers who have relinquished
short service commissions since
the end of the war and who have
completed their period of compul-
sory reserve liability.
(e) Retired and released officers form-
erly of the Indian Army, whether
they held regular or emergency
commissions.
2. Many released ECOs residing abroad
still hold their emergency commissions,
having gone overseas without informing
the War Office.
Overseas command should, therefore,
before accepting a candidate for th-?
AOER, ensure that if he is an ECO, he has
relinquished his commission. If he has not,
details should be reported to the War
Office for relinquishment action to be
taken.
Civilians
3. Royal Artillery
Civilians are required with the follow-
ing experience and qualifications:--
(a) Training and experience in radar
and electronics, suitable for em-
ployment as IGs (Radar) after
attending a short War Gunneiy
Staff Course.
(b) Training and experience in survey.
Suitable for employment in this
work in RA units.
(c) Age Limits-30-45
4. Ro'ul Engineers
Applicants must have at least one of
the following qualifications :-
(a) Be a member or Associate Mem.
ber of an appropriate and recognized
professional Institution.
(b) Hold or have one of the following
appointments :-
(i) A responsible appointment in a
firm employed on large building
or engineering works.
(ii) A responsible civil structural,
mechanical or electrical engineer-
ing appointment under a Munici-
pal Corporation or similar body
or on dock construction work.
(iii) A responsible appointment in a
Railway Shipping or Inland Water
or be well versed in railway, ship-
ping or inland water transport.
(iv) A responsible appointment in a
Port or similar authority con-
cerned with the transit of goods
through places,
(v) A responsible appointment in a
British or Commonwealth Govern-
ment Topographical Survey De-
partment, or in a civilian firm en-
gaged upon topographical survey-
ing, or a manager's appointment
in a lithographic printing firm In
addition to the last qualification
he must hold a diploma in litho-
graphic process or have served a


full-term of apprenticeship in a
lithographic trade
(vi) A responsible appointment in the
British General Post Office or
Co mronwealth Postal Services.
(c) Age limits--30--50.
5. Royal Corps oi'Signals
A civilian seeking enrolment in Royal
Signals AOER will be required to satisfy
the Chief Signals 0 licer by whom he is
interviewed that hib education qualifica-
tions are such as to unable him to appre-
ciate and deal with those technical pro.
blems which confront an officer of the
Royal Signals.
Age Limits-30 5).
6. Royal Army Service Corps
Technical require ents are as follows:-
(a) Supply (WL Analysis). Honours
degree in CUlmistry or the Asso-
ciateship of lie Royal Institute of
Chemistry. goo, general know-
ledge and experience in the in-
spection ant analysis of foods.
(b) POL. A re'ognised Engineering
or Chem cal Engineering de.
gree, or recognized degree
in Metallurgy or Chemistry hav-
ing at leas. 3 years' approved
experienced in factory or indus-
trial laborai ry,
or an Associ te of the Royal Insti-
tute of (Chmnistry Institution cf
Metallurgisis or Institute of Phy-
sics and at least 3 years. approved
experience i an Industrial labora-
tory or fact iry.
or a Corporf te Membership of the
Institute of Ch mical Engineers.
or a Corpor; te Membership of the
Institute of Petroleum having had
at least 5 years' experience with
a reputable oil firm.
(c) Age Limits--35--50.
7. Royal Army Medical Corps.
All candidates for, employment as Medi-
cal Officers must, at the time of applica-
tion. be registered uider the Medical Acts
in force in Great Eritain and Northern
Ireland.
Age Limits -21-- 0.
8. Royal Armi Ordinance Corps.
Candidates who possess Technical, Aca-
demic or other Special Qualifications as
hereunder who hae had little or no
Military experience but who are recom-
mended as being suitable for an imme-
diate emergency commission in the RAOC
by a senior officer of the Corps not below
the rank of Brigadier.


(a)

or (b)


Civilian Managerial or Executive
experience for at least 3 years
Possess a gcod knowledge of the
operation, maintenance and hand-
ling of Motor Vehicles on a large
scale.


or (c) Obtained a Diploma or Certificate
from the 1 stitute of Chartered
Accountants,The Society of Incor-
porated Acicountants and Audi-
tors, The London Association of
Certified Accountants or the
Chartered Insitute of Secretaries.









GlilICJAL GAZETf.E, HItiSOAY, MAY 7, 1953:


or (d) P'osess some other Professional or
Executive Business Qualifications
such as chemistry, Laundry, In-
dustrial Gas, Printing, Time and
Motion Study,
or (e) Be in possession of a University
Degree.
(f) Age Limits -30 55
9. Royal Electrical and Mechanical
Engineers
REME requirements are for engineers
with practical experience in the manufac-
ture. repair an.1 maintainance of :
(a) Radar. wireless and other electro-
nic equipment
or (b) Electrical or mechanical plant,
machinery or vehicles.
All candidates for employment as
officers, in RI.'M must have either a
science or engineering degree of a British
University or have passed or have been
exempted from Section A&B of the exami-
nations of the Institution of Mechanical
Eng'; ners of the Institution of Electrical
Engine-rs.
', e iLimit 30 -5:
10. lol ,1 A.4rm ,1y Pay Coros.
Civilians must ol'l an accountancy
qualification :ndl ha ;e at l-ast :3 years
accLouitrt'cy or banking t experience.
A ke Limiits-- 5 ,0
11. R ,.al Army Educatio,, < orps
Univ'r-ily ljegrr e or equivalent, or
recogriition as a qualified teacher. in each
case with somile ttachliit, experience
Age l,lmits 80 55
12. i.o'ul Arramt DentAl Corp.s
All candidates at the tire of application
must be reg.ste, -id under the D)entists
Acts iin irce in Great Britain and NorLtn
ei Ireland.
Ae Limits-30 50(
13. Intelligence Corps
Eilhcr previous intelligence experience
or sp-cial lingusticc qualificatins as may
be required by the Command concerned.
Age Limits 35 50
14. G; neral List
Aceiiriig to the requirements of ap-
pointment which an in(ivi ual is required
to fill.
Ai\e Limits 28 55
15. 'rmy Lfgal. Sei vices
I'or Army .eal a!Services civilian cawni-
dates must be legally qualified in accord-
ance with Rule o Procedure $3(B) of the
Manual of Military i.aw 1951.
Age I.inits 35--55
19. Queen Alexandra's Royal Army
Nu, sing Corps
All candidates must be fully trained
nurses on the roll of t ate Registered
Nurses, of Great Britain and Northern
Ireland.
Age Limits 22-52
17. Women's Royal Army Corps
The qualifications required for WRAC
civilians entrants will be those laid down
in this scheme for the Arms who will em-
ploy the candidates concerned.
Age Limits 30-55
18. Claims and Hirinqa-Officers
and ex-Officers with no Reserve
Liability and Civilians
Owing to the special requirements and


nature of duties in Claims and Hirings,
the recall of ex-officers and commissioning
of suitably qualified civilians will be cen-
tralised in the War Lffice (C of L & C)
and not delegated to Overseas Commands.
This provision is not, however, intended
to prevent the Commanders-in-Chief and
General Otticers-Commanding-in-Chief of
Overseas Commands forwarding to the
War Office their recommendations of
suitably qualific," applicants for final
steltctiuo.
Age Limits-35 55
2. Intending applicants should submit
their names to the Government Secretary
for onward transmission to the Head-
quarters Caribbean Area, Jamaica. On
receipt of these means the forms of appli-
cations together with further instructions
will be sent to the applicants.
3. All names have to be submitted to
the War Office for clearance and some
time must, therefore, elapse before a can-
didate is finally approved.
Ref, 275/53
April 9tn, 1933

No. 138

PRESS RELEASE
STUDENTS' EXPERIMENT IN
HOME-BUILDING

Practical Work at Jamaica Social
Welfare Course
AMONG the practical exercises carried
out by the 27 students taking the social
welfare course at the University College
in Jamaica, shortly to be resumed after a
"half-term" breaK, was the low-cost fur-
nishing typical peasant houses using
iocal materials.
Two one room dwellings were chosen,
one being of the type subsidized under
Jamaica's hurricane relief housing
scheme One was furnished and equipped
for a family of five, the other for seven,
A kitchen was built, a kitchen garden
I ade and cultivated, and a large rabbit-
hutch erected near by
The total cost of furnishi' g for the
two houses ]6 pieces of furniture and
seven mattresses-was about $220. The
kitchen cost $29 to build, and the fire-
place $5.-0.
The single room of each house was di-
vided by a standing screen of wood and
hessian. One house was provided with a
double bed and a set or three other beds
which fitted underneath one another
when not in use. In the other house a
strong two-tier bunk was put up, with
drawers underneath and a set of shelves
at one end
A hanging wardrobe and a child's desk
were built from packing-cases. There
was an improvised shower. One house
had a dining-table hinged to the wall so
as to fold flat when not required. Rush-
seated stools were made, and the floors
covered with straw mats.
The real show-piece was the spacious
kitchen. The smokeless fireplace, with
three hot-points, was built of clay on a
strong bank of masonry, good flue being
provided to clear the smoke. A Jamaican
family is now using the kitchen with
great appreciation.









123 OFFICIAL GAZEWI, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1P53


The whole work of construction was
done by the students, some of whom had
seldom handled carpenter's tools in their
lives. The women students were particu.
larly enthusiastic,
The two sample houses will be on show
to the public for the next three months.
It is hoped to record the project in pho-
tographs, with a booklet giving careful
costing and details of the labour involved.
Hastings House,
St. Michael 18.
Barbados.
22nd April, 195S


NoQ 1S9
POST OF ASSISTANT MISTRESS GIRLS,
HIGH SCHOOL, SL'. KITTS
1. Applications are invited for a pen-
sionable post of Senior Assistant Mistress
at the Girls' High School in St. Kitts, Co-
lony of the Leeward Islands.
2. The School is a Government institu-
tion, and the following salary scale is now
applicable to graduate female Secondary
School teachers in the Leeward Islands
Colony, as a result of the recent conver"
sion of salaries: -
$2292 x 108 2400 x 120 $2880
3. Applicants should possess a degree of
a University within the 1ritisii Common-
wealth, and the successful candidate will
be required to teach French and Latin to
Higher School Certificate standard.
Teaching experience will be regarded
as an asset, and the appointment will be
made at a point in the salary scale com.
mensurate with the applicant's experience
and qualifications. The passage expenses
of the successful candidate will be paid by
the Government.
4. The appenitee will be required to sign
a contract to serve in the Preisdency of St,
Kitts Nevis Anguilla for at least three
years. The appointment will be on proba-
tion for two years, and will be subject to
the passing of a satisfactory medical ex-
amination.
5. Applications with at least two testi-
monials should be submitted to the Admi-
nistrator of St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla, not
later than the 17th May. 1953, and the
following details should be given:
Name
Date and place of birth
Photograph
Educational qualifications
Teaching experience
Interest in games and physical
training
Earliest date at which duty could
be assumed.
Administrator's Office,
St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla,
17th April, 1953,
M.P. 1160/49


No. 140
NON-DISALLOWANCE OF
ORDINANCE
IT is notified for general information
that the Secretary of State for the Col.
onies has notified His Excellency the
Governor that the Queen will not be
advised to exercise Her Majesty's power
of disallowance with respect to the
undermentioned Ordinance passed by the
Legislative Council of Dominica:-
No 13 of 1952 Small Charges Act
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1952.
Ref lu9 /50
April 3)th 1953

No 141
ARRIVAL OF GOVERNOR DESIGNATE
OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS
IN GRENADA

IT is ncified for general information
that His Excellency EDWARD 1hLTHAM
1EEIHAM. C M.G., C.V O., O.B.E Governor
designate of the Windward Islands sailed
from the United Kingdom by the S S.
C'it,,a on April 28th and is due to arrive
in Grenada on May 12th.
Mr. REETHAM is accompanied by his
wife and A.I) C.
Ref C. 62 53
May 2nd, 1953

No. 142
WESF INDIAN FEDERATION
CONFERENCE

THE following telegram from the Secre-
tary of State in connection with the West
Indian Federation Conference is published
for general information :-
April 30th
"The West Indian Federation met in
London from 13th to 30th April. It was
attended by delegates from Antigua, Bar-
bados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica,
Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, St.
Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago
and the United Kingdom. Observers also
attended from British Guiana and British
Honduras whose legislators had already
declared themselves against participation
in Federation.
2. The purpose of the Conference was
to try to reach agreement on the main
features of a Federal scheme, taking as a
basis for discussion the proposals in the
report of the British Caribbean Standing
Closer Association Committee (SCAC)
which was published in March 1950.
3. The Conference discussed the Fede-
ral scheme set out in the SCAC Report,
and agreed to certain modifications of
it. The main changes are as follows :-
(a) Certain amendments should be
made to recognize the principle
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OFFICIAL GAZETTE, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1953


possible freedom of movement
within the Federation
(b) the number of seats in the Senate
should be reduced by the number
originally allocated to British
Guiana and British Honduras,
that is from 23 to 19 ;
(c) the title of the House of Assembly
should be altered to House of
Representatives, and the alloca-
tion of seats should be as
follows :-
Barbados 5
Jamaica 17
Antigua 2
St. Kitts, Nevis 2
Montserrat 1
Trinidad 10
Grenada 2
St. Vincent 2
Dominica 2
St. Lucia 2
Total 45

As Montserrat has only one teat
there should be provision for an
alternate ;
(d) for the first five years of Federa-
tion a person should be allow d
to be a member of both tne
Legislature in his unit and of the
Federal Legislature, but he should
not be a member of the Execu-
tive body in both :
(e) certain changes should be made in
the categories of Bills which the
Governor General should be em-
powered to reserve for the signifi-
cation of Her Majesty's pleasure ;
(f) changes should also be made in
the list of subjects on which Her
Majesty in Council should have
power to legislate for the Federa_
tion, including the deletion of the
power to legislate for securing
and maintaining public safety in
an emergency, this being a
matter for the Unit Governments;
(g) for the first five years the Coun-il
of State under the Chairmanship
of the Governor General should
consist of
(i) the Prime Minister;
(ii) three officials appointed by
the Governor General in his
discretion ;
(iii) seven members nominated
by the Prime Minister, and
(iv) three senators appointed by
the Governor General in Coun-
cil ;
(h) the Council of State should be
the principal instrument of policy
in the Federal Government.. In
the matter of the appointment and
dismissal of members of the
Council, the Governor General
should, as otherwise provided,
be expected to act in accordance
with the Constitutional Conven-
tions applicable to the exercise


of a similar function in the Uni-
ted Kingdom by Her Majesty;
(i) the Conference agreed that 25 per
cent of customs revenues, recom-
mended by the SCAC Report as
the maximum amount to be re-
tained by the Federal Govern-
ment for Federal purposes,should
be reduced. They decided that
on present indications, a figure
of 15 per cent made up of appro-
ximately ten per cent for those
Federal cost at present evisaged,
plus one half of this amount for
additional Federal functions and
for reserves, would initially be
adequate, and adopted this figure
as the new maximum. The Con-
ference agreed that an indepen-
dent enquiry on the eve of the
Federation shall establish more
firmly the Estimates of annual
Federal costs, and this might
result in the amount retained
by the Federation in the first
years being less than 15 per cent;
(j) provision should be made in the
Federal Constitution for its amend-
ment by Federal Law, subject to
safeguards protecting the rights of
the units;
(k) during the fifth year from the date
of the coming into existence of the
Federation there should be a con-
ference to review the Federal Con-
stitution;
(i) the seat of Government of the
Federation should be in Grenada
instead of Trinidad as recommend-
ed by SCAC.
4. The Conference agreed with the
SCAC recommendation that the name of
the Federation should be "The British
Caribbean Federation."
5. The Conference were informed that
Her Majesty's Government recognized
that at the outset the proposed Federa.
tion would need some financial assistance,
and was therefore ready to follow up the
recommendations of this matter made in
the SCAC Report-
Firstly: The Region would continue to
share in such financial assistance to
wards Colonial Development and Wel
fare as Her Majesty's Government is
able to make available to Colonial
territories.
Secondly: Subject to the approval of
Parliament, Her Majesty's Government
would make available to the Federation
in the first ten years grants intended to
cover the budget deficits of those units
which, in spite of their best efforts
could not pay their way. The ananal









OFFICIAL GAZETTE, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1953.


amount to be paid in each of the first
five years would be negotiated nearer
the time of Federation, but would not
be less than the average of the ordinary
deficits of grand aided Colonies during
the three year previous to Federation.
Further negotiations would take place
in respect of the second five years_
Assistance in this form did not exclude
the possibility of Her Majesty's Govern-
ment considering special assistance to
unit Governments in case of natural
disasters, e.g. hurricanes, if the need
were established.
Finally: Her Majesty's Government
would be willing, subject to the sub-
mission of prepared schemes, to invite
Parliament to make a grant of up to
500,000 towards the capital cost of
establishing the Federal headquarters.
6. The West Indian Delegations con
cluded that the SCAC proposals, sub
ject to the modifications agreed to at
the Conference, provided an acceptable
and workable plan for a Federation,
and undertook to support the plan as
a whole in their respective territories,
and when it came before their Legisla-
tures. They were assured that Her
Majesty's Government welcomed the
Agreement reached, and that if it was
accepted by the West Indian Legisla-
tures, Her Majesty's Government would
take those measures which had been
indicated to the Conference to enable
the Federation to be set up.
7. The above is a summary of the
main recommendations of the Confer-
ence. The full report will shortly be
published as a white paper simultane-
ously in London and the West Indies.
Ref. 447/53
May 5th, 1953.

No. 143
MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF LEGISLA.
TIVE COUNCIL

THE minutes of a meeting of the Legis-
ative Gounell held on February 24th,
1913, is published with this issue of the
Official Gazette for general information.
May 5th, 1953

No. 144
THE following Statutory Rules and
Orders is cireelated with and forms part
of this emzette: -
No 11 of 1953 Motor Vehicles and
Road Traffic (Amendment) Regula-
tions, 1953.
1513/52
May 7th, 1952


No. 145
PUBLICATION OF BILLS
THE nndermentioned draft Bill which
it is proposed to introduced in the Legisla-
tive Couneil is published for general in-
formation with this issue of the Ofieial
Gazette-
An Ordinance further to amend the
Stamp Act.
Ref. 986/47
May 8th, 1953
By Command
VICTOR C. JOSSE
Government Secretary


Departmental and other
Notices

CONFERENCE FAPER DISCUSSES
TERMITE DAMAGE AND CONTROL
PORT OF SPAIN, Apcr 2,: For wood-
en structures in the West Indies, the our
Horsemen of the Apocalypse are dry.
wood termites, depreciation. h rricanes
and fire, states Dr (;eorge N. Welcott,
Entomologist at the Agricultural Experi-
ment Station in Puerto Rico, in a paper
on Termite Damage and control l prepared
for the Timber 1 rade Conference now
meeting here under Cai ibbean Commis-
sion sponsorship.
Dr. Wolcott writes: "The fundamental
difference between the West Indian dry-
wood termite, and other termites is that
the dry-wood species obtain all the mois.
ture required during their entire life
from DRY wood. At no period of their
existence do they live in the ground, and
they require no connection with ii; thus
protection from their depredations in no
way depends upon how a structure is con-
structed or on its foundations. The dry-
wood termites can live indefinitely in a
picture-frame on a wall, suffering no pri-
vation of anything essential to their well-
being until the picture-frame collapses
No practical method of screening, ade-
quate against mosquitoes a d houseflies
will keep them out, and indeed most
screened houses seem to be more heavily
infested because of a mistaken idea that
they had been thereby protected against
termite attack. Wooden members of a
concrete house are just as readily attack-
ed as are wooden houses, and furniture is
just as subject to infestation in one place
as another."
The situation, however, is by no means
hopeless, Dr. Wolcott adds. He points
out that there are numerous tropical
woods which are practically or entirely
immune from attack, and that the sur-
face of any wood may be made repellent
by chemical treatment.
The paper cites mahogany as outstand-
ing among the woods of the area which










OFFICIAL GAZEna'E, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1953.


have been found to be termite resistant.
It is stated that the experience with re-
spect to mahogany has been so over-
whelmingly consistent that the promoters
of other kinds of woods wizh somewhat
similar physical properties and appear.
ance have adopted this name for wooos
that are chemically and fundamentally
different and have little of the termites
resistance of genuine West Indian maho-
gany."
The limitations of protection against
termites by chemical treatment are
brought out. This statement is made:
"Except for plywood, to which the repel-
lent is applied in \he process of manufac-
ture, penetration by any chemical is so
shallow that the interior is protected only
by the thin cute- layer of wood. and if
this is penetrated, the entire interior is
susceptible to attack Thus, until more
adequate methods of depth penetration
are universally adopted for lumber and
furniture imported into the tropics, ended
mic termite-resistant woods have a prac-
tical monopoly."
-
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Applications for Admissio~ i in
1954 to Medical Schools in
United Kingdom.

IT is hereby notified for general in-
formation that the competition for
entry to medical schools continues to
be very keen and that almost all


schools receive far more application il
than they can accept.
2. In order that Colonial candidate ,s
may have the maximum opportuni v
of succeeding in the competition :r
medical entry, it is necessary that t
papers of all medical candidat-s
siring admission in 1954 should be
the hands of the Director of Colon' 1
Scholars by the 1st, of July, 19 ;
Local candidates are therefore i -
formed that their applications mu t
reach this Office not later than the
1st. of June.
(Sgd.) J. HAMILTON MAURICE,
Education Officer.
14th April, 1953.

ROSEAU TOWN COUNCIl.
-"
NOTICE

(Schedule A See Section 29 Roseau Tov.n
Council Ord. No 23 1937 )
ALL persons qualified as voters for the
election of Members of the Roseau Town
Council who desire to have their names
inserted i the register of voters are her -
by required to deliver or cause to I e
delivered, their claims in writing for than
purpose on or before the the 21st day of
May. 1953, to me the undersigned at the
olfice of the Roseau Town Council.
W.A.JOSEPH.
Town Clekic.
April 30th, 1953.







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OFFICIAL GAZETTE, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1953

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


THE following Stud
Stations shuwn below


LIVESTOCK NOTICE
Livestock Service Fees.
animals are now available for service at the Agricultural


STATIONS STUDS AVUAIAB1,'T
La Plaine One Holstein Bull, One Ram Sheep. One Berkshire Boar,
Grand Hay One Holstein Bull, One Ram Sheep, One Berkshire Boar,
One Stallion.
Goodwill Stock Farm One Jersey Bull, One Sahiwal Bull, One Holstein Bull.
Three Berkshire Boars, Three Ram Sheep
Colihaut One Grade Holstein Bull, One Buck Goat, One Berk-
shire Boar.
Portsmouth One Holstein Bull, One Berkshire Boar.
Londonderry One Holstein Bull, One Berkshire Boar.
Botanic Gardens One thoroughbred Stallion.
2. The animals are available for service daily between the hours of 7 a m. and
5 p.m. for which a service fee will be charged and a receipt given on completion of
service.
3. The service fees chargeable are as follows :-
kor Stall'ons To Peasants $ 5.04
..,, Planters 15.12
,, Bulls 72
Bucks and Rams 60
Boars 48
4. A second service will be allowed free of charge providing the arimal is re
turned within 21 days after the first service
5. THE DEPARTMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SE.tVICE TO
FEMALE ANIMALS SUSPECTED TO BE DISEASED OR IN ANY CONDITION
LIKELY TO BE INIMICAL TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF STUD
ANIMALS.
ST. G.C. COOPER
Sgd- Agricultural Superintendent


DOMINICA
Printed at lheEBa sTINET o{ OFFjCz osea"- By Authdrity








COUNCIL CHAMBER,
COURT HaUSE,
ROSEAU,
TUESDAY, 24TH FEBRUARY 1953

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS.
----'x1--
At a meeting of the Legislative Council of Dominica held at
10,00 a.m. this day:--
Present:
His Honour H L. LINDO, Administrator (President)
The Honourable C. ADDISON HARNEY, Crewn Attorney
,, J. BULLY, Financial Secretary
,, H.D. SHILLINGFORD, C.B.E., Member for the
North-Western Electoral District, Deputy
President.
,, ,, G. AUSTIN WINSTON, Member for the Roseau
Northern Electoral District.
,, Mrs. ELMA NAPIER, Third Nominated Member.
,, STAFFORD ALFIED, 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
S LIONEL LAVILLE, Member for the Northern
Electoral District.
,, ,, R.P. ST. LUCE, Member for the Southern Elec-
toral District.
Absent :
The Honourable C.J.L. DUPIGNY, First nominatedd Member. (on
eave)
,, ,, J.O. AIRD, Second Nominated Member.
PRAYER
The meeting was opened with prayer.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
After some discussion initiated by the Honourable G. Austin
Winston on the subject of their presentation, the minutes of the
meeting held on December 16th-18th. 1952, having been pre-
viously circulated and amended, were taken as read and eonfirmed-









(The Honourable J. O. Aird came in and took his seat during
the debate on the minutes).
The Honourable G. Austin Winston asked that the following
letter which he had addressed to the Administrator protesting
against the presentation of the confirmed minutes should form
part of the minutes of this meeting:-
"His Honour H. L. Lindo,
President,
Legislative Council of Dominica,
Roseau.
Roseau, Dominica.
11th February, 1953
SIR,--I have the honour to inform you that I am unable to
accept the Draft minutes of the 16th, 17th and 18th December
last, as submitted in the present condensed form.
I am of the opinion that minutes of a Budget Session should
record debates and give reasons for the decisions resulting in
amendments. Further, that grounds for motions and amendments
to Bills, Roseau Town Council, Impo t and Export Tariff, Trade
and Professional Licences and all such matters of like importance
should in my opinion form part of the record of the proceedings
of Legislative Council in session.
I cannot subscribe to the policy indicated in the minutes of
the Clerk of Council that in order to have the complete know-
ledge of the proceedings of Legislative Council meetings the
minutes as submitted must be read ir conjunction with Hansard.
This observation is in so far as it affects members of the
Council only, but this procedure definitely denies to the Electo-
rate the right and means to examine and understand the grounds
upon which their representatives have accepted or rejected policy.
In the circumstances I am unable to approve of the draft
minutes in their present form.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
(Sgd.) AUSTIN WINSTON."
He also gave oral notice of his intention to move at the next
meeting a Resolution proposing to the Council the amendment of
Rule 11 (3) of the Legislative Counci Rules, 1952.
PAPERS TO BE LAID
The following papers were laid on the Table by the Honoura-
ble Crown Attorney:-
(i) The Consular Conventions (U.S.A.) Order in Council, 1952
(ii) The Consular Conventions (Kingdom of Sweeden)
Order in Council, 1962
(iii) S.R. & O's. Nos. : 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, and 40 of 1952.








(iv) Message by His Honour the Administrator regarding
election of an Elected Member to serve temporarily on
the Executive Council in absence of Honourable Mem-
ber for Roseau North.
The following papers were laid on the Table by the Honoura-
ble Financial Secretary:--
(i) Estimates of La Plaine Village Board
(ii) His Excellency the Governor's reply to Resolution re-
garding his departure.
(iii) Report of Fifth Meeting of Regional Economic Com-
mittee.
(iv) Report of the Banana Leaf Spot Control Board.
(v) Annual Repoit by Principal Auditor on the Accounts
of the Colony of Dominica for the year 195i.
(vi) Report on the Police Department for the years 1950
and 1951
(vii) Report on the Social Welfare Department for the
year 3951
(viii) Report by the Principal Auditor on the accounts of
the Progressive Union for the period July 1st, 1951, to
May 31st, 1952.
(ix) Report on the Vital Statistics of the Colony for the
year 1951.
PETITIONS
WINDWARD COAST ROAD
The Honourable Stafford Alfred presented the following
Petition to the Council:-
Castle Bruce,
Dominica,
22nd January, 1953
Petition to The Members of the Legislative Council of
Dominica.
Honourable Gentlemen We the undersigned, loving and
humble servants of Her Most Gracious Majesty. Elizabeth II of
England and the British Commonwealth, do pray and hereby beg
that you do harken to this our just plea.
For years the Windward Coast has been cut off from the
rest of the Colony by all manner of civilized communication thus
making the whole area a hindrance rather than an aid to the
economic prosperity of the Colony.
We are aware that agricultural development is the only hope
for our Colony and we too wish to play our part in its economic
advancement and promise two days free labour per fortnight to
build a read to the Windward Coast. We, therefore, in duty
bound, do pray and beseech you, honourable gentlemen, to cause
a road to be constructed to the Windward Coast of Dominica.









We, therefore, in duty bound, do pray and 'beseech you, hon-
ourable gentlemen, to cause a road to be constructed to the Wind-
ward Coast of Dominica.
We will ever remain,
Your humble Servants,
(Sgd) PETITIONERS."
On motion by the Honourable Stafford Alfred seconded by
the Honourable G. Asustin Winston, the petition was read by the
Clerk and laid upon the Table.
NOTICES
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 Resolution regarding-
(a) Approval of Supplementary Votes for the year 1946
(b) ,, ,,, ,, ,, 1947
(c) ,,,, ,, ,, ,, ,, 1948
(d) ,, ,, ,, ,, .. 1949
(e) ,, ,, ,, ,. 1950
(f) ,, ,, ,,, ,, 1951
(g) ,, 1952
(h) ,, ,, Estimates of Cer.tral Housing and
Planning Authority for the year 1953
(i) ,, ,, refund of Motor Car Licence to Reverend
Father Hendricks :n respect of the year 1953.
The Honourable Crown Attorney gave notice of his intention
to move at a later stage of the proceedings the Introduction,
Second and Third Readings of the Bills mentioned below.
The Honourable Crown Attorney further gave notice of his
intention to move the adoption by the Council of a Resolution re-
garding the election of an Elected Member to temporary member.
ship of the Executive Council during the forthcoming absence
from the Island of the Honourable G. Austin Winston
The Honourable R.P. St. Luce gave notice of his intention to
ask at a later stage of the proceedings two questions on the fol-
lowing subjects:-
1. The Post of Matron, Roseau Hospital
2. The Post of Steward, Roseau Hospital,
The Honourable R.P. St. Luce also gave notice of his inten-
tion to move at a later stage of the proceedings the adoption of a
Resolution regarding the appointment :f a Clerical Assistant for
the Grandbay District Officer.
The Honourable Stafford Alfred gave notice of his intention
to move at a later stage of the proceedings the adoption of a
Resolution regarding the appointment of a Medical Officer for the
Eastern District.








QUESTIONS
The Honourable R.P. St. Luce asked the following questions:
No. 1 "Why is the Roseau Hospital not run by a permanent
Matron when there are qualified Nurses in the isJand
to fill this post?"
No. 2 "Why does the Roseau Hospital not have a permanent
Steward when there are so many qualified Dispensers
in the island?"
The President read and circulated the following Replies: -
No. 1 "A substantive appointment to the post of Matron is
already under active consideration".
No. 2 'The present establishment of the Roseau Hospital in-
cludes one Steward and Dispenser and one Assistant
Dispenser. Both these offices are filled by acting ap-
pointments of locally qualified dispensers, because pro-
vision has been made in the Estimates for 1953 for
separate posts of Steward, Dispenser and Assistant
D'spenser. Steps will be taken to fill these posts by
the appointment of suitable and qualified persons when
approval of the Estimates has been obtained."
MOTIONS
GOVERNMENT
(1) Supplementary Vntes.
The Honourable Financial Secretary seconded by the Honoura-
ble Crown Attorney moved the adoption by the Council of the
following Resolutions-
(i) Resolved that this Council hereby approves of the ex-
penditure with respect to Quarter ended 31st December,
1946 (Final) amounting to Nine thousand seven hundred
and thirty two pounds in addition to the sums which
have been provided for the Estimates for the financial
year commencing 1st January to 31st December, 1946.
(ii) Resolved that this Council hereby approves of the ex-
penditure amounting to Thirteen thousand four hundred
and twenty-three pounds in addition to the sums which
have been provided in the Estimates for the financial
year commencing 1st January and ending 31st December
1947.
(iii) Resolved that this Council hereby approves of the ex-
penditure with respect to the quarter ended 31st
December, 1948 (Final) amounting to Fifty-nine thou.
sand nine hundred and fifty-three dollars and sixty
cents in addition to the sums which have been provided
in the Estimates for the financial year commencing Ist
January, 1948 and ending 31st December, 1948.
(iv) Resolved that this Council hereby approves of the ex-
penditure with respect to the Quarter ended 31st Decem-
ber, 1949 (Final) amounting to Two hundred and fifty








five thousand six hundred and fifty-five dollars and
eighty-four cents in addition to the sums which have
been provided in the Estimates for the financial year
commencing 1st January, 1949, and ending 31st Decem-
ber, 1949.
(v) Resolved that this Council hereby approves of the ex.
penditure with respect to the Quarter ended 31st De-
cember, 1950 (Final) amounting to Two hundred and
twenty-three thousand one hundred and seventy-two
dollars and four cents in addition to the sums which
have been provided in the Estimates for the financial
year commencing 1st January, 1950, and ending 31st
December, 1950.
(vi) Resolved that this Council hereby approves of the ex-
penditure with respect to the Quarter ended 31st De-
cember, 1951 (Final) amounting to Two hundred and
thirty-three thousand six hundred and nine dollars and
twenty-two cents in addition to the sums which have
been provided in the Estimates for the financial year
commencing 1st January and ending 31st December. 1951.
(vii) Resolved that this Council hereby approves of the ex-
penditure with respect to the Quarter ended 31st March,
1952,amounting to Forty-four thousand six hundred and
r.inety-six dollars and thirty-four cents in addition to
the sums which have been provided in the Estimates
for the financial year commencing 1st January, 195?,
and ending 31st December, 1952.
(viii) Resolved that this Council hereby approves of the ex-
penditure with respect to the Quarter ended 30th June,
1952, amounting to Thirteen thousand one hundred and
fourteen dollars and eighty-seven cents in addition to
the sums which have been provided in the Estimates
for the financial year commencing 1st January, 1952,
and ending 31st December. 1952
(ix) Resolved that this Council hereby approves of the ex-
penditure with respect to the Quarter ended 30th Sep-
tember, 1952, amounting to Thirteen thousand nine hun-
dred and thirty-five dollars and forty-one cents in addi
tion to the sums which have been provided in the Esti-
mates for the financial y- ar commencing 1st January,
1952, and ending 31st December, 1952.
On the motion of the Honourable G. Austin Winston, second-
ad by the Honourable H.D Shillingford. the Council resolved
itself into committee to examine the Schedules of expenditure to
vhich the Resolutions refer. The Honourable Financial Secre.
;ary explained that every item of Supplementary Expenditure in
,he Schedules should, according to procedure and practice, have
)een already approved by Finance Committee, but he would net








touch for this so far as were concerned the earlier ones before the
Committee. Their submission to the Legislative Council for ap-
proval was undertaken in compliance with Colonial Regulations.
He then gave the assurance that no further supplementary votes
in respect of the years 1946--1951 would be required upon which
the Honourable H. D. Shillingford seconded by the Hon-
ourable R.B. Douglas, moved that in view of this assurance the
Council resume its sitting.
The motion for the adoption of the Resolutions asking for
the approval of the Supplementary votes was put to the vote and
carried.
2 ESTIMATES OF CENTRAL HOUSING AUTHORITY
The Honourable Financial Secretary seconded by the Hon-
ourable Crown Attorney moved the adoption by the Council tf
the following Resolution:-
"BE IT REOLVED that this Council approve the Esti-
mates of Receipts and Expendituwe of the Central Hous-
ing and Planning Authority amounting each to $100,531
for the financial year ending atst December, 1953."
1 he Council resolved itself into C(ommittee to consider the
Estimates in detail.
The Estimates passed the committee without amendment and
the Council resumed.
The motion was put to the vote and carri d.
3. REFUND OF MOTOR CAR LICENCE 10 REVEREND
FATHER HENDRICKS IN RESPECT I' OF THE YEAR 1953.
'1he Honourable Financial Secretary seconded by the Hon-
ourable Crown Attorney moved the adoption by the Council of
the following resolution:-
"WHEREAS the Reverend Father A. Hendricks of St. Joseph
is carrying on the duties of chaplain of the Leper Home;
BE IT RESOLVED that the sum of Nineteen Dollars and
twenty cents ($19 20), paid into the 'reasury on the 14th Janu-
ary, 1955, by the said Reverend Father A. Hendricks in re-pect
of a Motor Car Licence for the year 1953, be refunded."
The motion was put to the vote and carried.
4. BILLS
For Second and Thi'd Reading
AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOK THE ESTABLISHMENT
OF WAGES COUNCILS
On the motion of the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded
by the Honourable Financial Secretary the above-mentioned Bill
shortly entitled the "Wages Councils Ordinance, 1952" 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
amendment:-







(i) The word 'to" was inserted between the words "or"
and "e" occurring in the 10th line of olause3of the Bill.
(ii) The year in the Short Title was changed from 1952 to
1953.
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.
For First Reading
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL
SMALL TENANCIES AND FOR PURPOSES
CONNECTED THEREWITH
On the motion by the Crown Attorney seconded by the Hon-
ourable Financial Secretary the Bill entitled "An Ordinance
relating to Agricultural Small Tenancies and for purposes con-
nected therewith" was read a first time.
The Honourable Crown Attorney named March 17th as the
day on which it is proposed to proceed with the next stage of the
Bill.
For all stages
(i) AN ORDINANCE FURTHER TO AMEND THE
NATURALIZATION DOCUMENTS
AND FEES ACT.
On the motion by the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded
by the Honourable Financial Secretary the above-mentioned Bill
shortly entitled the "Naturalization -Documents and Fees Act
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1953," was read a first time.
On motion by the Henourable 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 motion by the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded by
the Honourable Financial Secretary tle Bill was read a third
time and passed.
(ii) AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND FURTHER THE
SMALL CHARGES ACT, CAP. 67
On motion by the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded by
the Honourable Financial Secretary the above-mentioned Bill
shortly entitled the "Small Charges A:t (Amendment) Ordinance
1953", was read a first time.
On motion by the Honourable Crc wn 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.







9
On motion by the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded by
the Honourable Financial Secretary the Bill was read a third
time and passed.
(iii) AN ORDINANCE T) AMEND FURTHER THE
OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON ACT, CAP. 4!
On motion by the Honourab'e Crown Attorney seconded by
the Honourable Financial Secretary the above-mentioned Bill
shortly entitled the "Offences against the Person Act (Amend-
ment) Ordinance, 1953," was read a first time.
On motion by the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded by
the Honourable Financiol Secretary the Bill was read a second
time.
The Council resolved itself into committee to consider the
Bill claus by clause.
The Bill passed the committee stage and the Council resumed.
On motion by the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded by
the Honourable Financial Secretary the Bill was read a third
time and passed.
(iv) AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE L.-W RELATING TO
TIE CIVIL LIAIlLIHES AND RIGHTS OF THE CROWN AND
TO CIVIL PROCEEDINGS BY AND AGAINST THE CROWN, TO
AMEN) THE LAW RELATING TO THE CIVIL LIABILITIES OF
PERSONS OTHER THAN THE CROWN IN CERTAIN (ASES
INVOLVING THE AFFAIRS OR PROPER Y OF THE CROWN,
AND FOR PURPOSES CONNECtED WITH THE MATTERS
AORE-AID.
On motion by the Honourable Crown Attorney second d by
the Honourable Financial Secretary the above-mentioned Bill
shortly entitled the "Crown Proceedings Ordinance, 1953," was
read a first time.
On motion by 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 motion by the Honourable Crown Attorney secmnd*d by
the Honourable Financial Secretary the Bill was read a third
time and passed.
(v) AN ORDINANCE TO. AMEND FUHT'TERTHE INTER-
PRETAT ON AND GENERAL CLAUSES ORDINAN,;E, 1910
On motion by the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded by
the Honourable Financial Secretary the above-mentioned Bill
shortly entitled the "Interpretation and General Clauses
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1953," was read a first time.
On motion by the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded by
the Honourable Financial Secretary the Bill was read a second
time.







10
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 Crown Attorney seconded by
the Honourable Financial Secretary the Bill was read a third
time and passed.
(vi) AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND FURTHER THE BANK
HOLIDAYS ACT. CAP 114
On motion by the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded by
the Honourable Financial Secretary the above-mentioned Bill,
shortly entitled the "Bank Holidays Act (Amendment) Ordi-
nance, 1953," was read a first time.
On motion by 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 motion by the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded by
the Honourable Financial Secretary the Bill was read a third
time and passed.
(vii) AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO FIRE BRIGADES,
THE EFFECTIVE FIGHTING OF FIRES AND
PURPOSES CONNECTED THEREWITH.
On motion by the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded by
the Honourable Financial Secretary the above-mentioned Bill
shortly entitled the "Fire Brigades Ordinance, 1953," was read
a first time.
On motion by 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 motion by the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded by
the Honourable Financial Secretary the Bill was read a third time
and passed.
UNOFFICIAL
(i) Clerical Assistant for District Otlicer Grandbay.
The following Resolution was moN ed by the Honourable R. P.
St Luce and seconded by the Honourable F,O.C. Harris the lat-
ter on condition that it did not affect the present dispositions of
the Estimates:--
"WHEREAS Grandbay District has approximately 6,000
inhabitants;
WHEREAS the District Officer is absent from Grandbay for
12-14 days monthly;








AND WHEREAS during his absence no service is given to
the inhabitants;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Government be asKed to appoint
a Clerical Assistant for this Officer."
The Resolution was put to the vote and passed.
The President thereupon made the statement that wheres
he was in sympathy with that Resolution, its implementation
would necessarily have to wait until savings could be found and it
would therefore be kept under close observation until then.
(ii) Medical Of[icer for Eastern District.
The following Resolution was moved by the Honourable
Stafford Alfred and seconded by the Honourable Mrs. E. Napier:-
"WHEREAS the people of the Eastern District are alarmed
at the lack of Medical Attendance throughout the whole area;
AND WHEREAS the entire population is aggrieved at this
neglect and serious danger to their health which may arise
therefrom;
AND WHEREAS this is a matter affecting the lives of nine.
teen to twenty thousand people;
Btt IT LE-OLVED that Government be urged to take steps
immediately to place a medical officer in the Eastern District.'
The Resolution was put to the vote and passed.
OTHER BUSINESS
1. Recommendations for nomination to Central Housing
A thority.
The Council recommended the following three Members for
nomination by the Governor-in-Council to the Central Housing
Authority as required by section 4 (a) of Ordinance No. 5 of
1946:--
The Honourable G. Austin Winston
N. A. Jeffeis
F. O. C. Harris.
2. Election of remnvorary Member to Executive Council.
The Council elected by ballot the Honourable N.A. Jeffers a
temporary Member of the Executive councill for the duration of
the forthcoming absence of the Honourable G. Austin Winston
from the Colony.
ADJOURNME NT
The Honourable Crown Attorney seconded by the Honoura_
ble Financial Secretary moved that the Council adjourn sine die
The Honourable R.P. St. Luce, the Honourables G. Austin
Winston and H. I'. Shillingford spoke on the question of a recrea-
tion ground for Grandbay.
The Council adjourned Sine Die.
W. 0. SEVERIN
Clerk of the Legislative Council.
Confirmed this 26tn day of March, 1953.
H. LINDO.
Administrator.











1953 MOTOR VEHICLE AND ROAD TRAFFIC SRO 11 A 25





DOMINICA

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS NO. 11 OF 1953.

Regulations
made by the Governor in Council under authority of
Section 77 of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic
Ordinance, 1949.
(Gazetted 7th May 1953)
1. These Regulations may be cited as the
MOTOR VEHICLES AND ROAD TRAFFIC Title
(AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1953,
and shall be read as one with the Motor Vehicles and Road SnR 52/51
Traffic Regulations, 1951, as amended (hereinafter referred to
as the principal Regulations).
2. The Third Schedule to the principal Regulations is I~Rpeal and
hereby repealed and in place thereof the following shall have R;pl" uelenlnt
of' Thilr
effect :- Slhirnle, to
the priiiipal
Regulations
THIRD SCHEDULE.
MOTOR CAR FARES

Anywhere within the municipal limits of Roseau $ 0.48
ROSEAU To the Morne:
Ross Cottage and below 0.60
Above Ross Cottage 1.20
ROSEAU TO :
Pte. Michei (end of Village) 2.94
Loubiere 1.68
Castle Comfort Junction 0.84
Grand Bay 11 00
Geneva 9.00
Pichelin 7.00
Bellevue Chopin 4.50
Snug Corner 2.52
Trauquility 2.10
La Haut 3.00
Castle Comfort House 2.00










A 26 1953 MOTOR VEHICLES AND ROAD TRAFFIC SRO 11




ROSEAU TO:
Ridgefield 4.50
Mount St. Mary 2.50
Fortune 1.25
Morne Bruce Barracks 1.20
Emshall 1.25
Shawford Junction 4.00
Trafalgar Junction 3.50
Copt Hall Junction 2.52
Watton Waven 3.36
St. Aromant (via Bath Bridge) 1,26
St. Joseph 8.40
Layou 7.56
Hillsborough 6 72
Leper Home 5.88
Mahaut 4 20
Massacre 2.94
Canefield 2.52
Rockaway 2 10
Aquatic Club 0 84
Clarke Hall 10.00
River Estate 3.00
Wireless Station 3 50
Quarantine Station 3 00
St. Aromant (via Goodwill) 2.00
Riversdale 16 00
Penrice 15.00
Castle Bruce Junction 13.00
Sylvania 9.50
Springfield 8.00
NORTHERN DISTRICT
PORTSMOUTH TO :
Dos D'Ane $'2.88
Moore Park 3.60
Blenheim 4.32
Anse de Mai 5.04
Hampstead 7.20
Calibishie 8 64
Woodford Hill 10.80
Wesley 12.24
Londonderry 12 96
Melville Hall 13.68











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PORTSMOUTH TO:
Governor 15.84
Maiigot Police Station 14.40
Marigot School 14.76
Weirs 15.12
Hatton Garden 16.56
Concord 18.72
Deux Branches 23.04
Thibaud 5.04
Picard Works 1.08
Bell Hall 1.44
Everton Hall 1.80
D O.N.D's Quarters 0.72
Hospital 0.36
NOTE: The above fares are for return journeys and include compul.
sory free waiting at destination for 15 minutes when the: fare is $5.00
or below and 30 minutes when the fare is above $5.00.
A charge of 48 cents for each half hour after the compulsory free
waiting period may be imposed.
A 25% additional may be added to the fares in cases of hires
between the hours of 11.00 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Provided that in the case of any journey extending into the above
hours, the 25% shall be added to the actual mileage traversed during
those hours.
The fare for single Journeys is half of the fare stated.
Made by the Governor in Council this 19th day of March, 1953.
E. R. RICHARDS,
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BOMINICA.
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STAAlP ACT (AMENDMfENT)


DOMINICA


ORDINANCE NO.


OF 1953.


I assent




1953 Governor,

AN ORDINANCE FURTHER TO AMEND THE
STAMP ACT.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of Dominica, as
follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the

$TAMP ACT (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 1953,

and shall be read as one with the Stamp Act, as amend-
e'd, (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act).


Short title.

Cap. 135 L.I.
11/30, 19/32,
1/33, 32/37,
7/39, 19/39,
D/ca. 9/47,
27/49, 34/51.


2. For the schedule to the principal Act, including substitution
all amendments thereto, the schedule set out in this osenew.
Ordinance shall be substituted.

'3. This Ordinance shall be deemed to have come into Comm=encemenli
force on the 18th day of December, 1951.


Passed this day of


SCerk of the L
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S. ..AJAFIDAVIT or Statutory Declarationi
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Exemptions.
a. Affidavit made for the immediate
purpose of being filed, read, or used
in any Court, or before any Judge;
Master, or officer of any Courtl:


b. Affidavit or declaration made upon.
the requisition of the Treasurer, or
any of the officers acting under him,
or required by law and made before
any Justice of the Peace.
c. Affidavit or declaration which may
be required at the Bank of England
or the Bank of Ireland to prove the
death of any proprietor of any stock
transferable there, or to identify the
person of any such proprietor, or to
remove any other impediment to the
transfer of any such stock.

d. Affidavit or declaration relating to
the loss, mutilation, or defacement
of any bank note or bank post bill.

e. Declaration required- to be made
pursuant to any Act relating to mar-'
riages, in order to perform a mar-
riage without licence.

AGREEMENT or MEMORANDUM OF
AGREEMENT,. made under hand only,
'and not otherwise specifically charged
with any duty, whether the same be only
evidence of a contract, or obligatory,
upon the parties from its being-a writ-
ten instrument .. .
Exemptions.
a. Agreement or memorandum the mat-
ter whereof is not. of the value of
$24.00.


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hire of any labourer, artificer, .manu- :
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c. Agreement, letter, or memorandum
made for or relating to the sale of
any goods, wares, or merchandise.

d ,Agreement or memorandum made
Between the master and mariners of
.any ship or vessel for wages on any
voyage from port to port in the
Colony.

e. Agreement for the carriage of a pas-
senger in a ship when that agreement
Sis embodied in a passage ticket.

APPRAISEMENT or VALUATION of any
property or of any interest therein, or of
any repairs wanted, or of the materials
and laltiur used or to be used in any
building, or of any artificer's work what-
soever. Where the amount of the
appraisement or valuation, -


does not exceed $24.00
exceeds $ 24.00 but not $ 48.00
,, $ -48.00 ,, $ 96.00


, $ 96.00 ,


,, $ 144.00


,, $ 144.00 ,,,, $ 192.00
,, $ 192.00 ,,,, $ 240.00


,, /$ 240.00


, ,, $ 480.00


S ,, $ 480.00 ,, ,, $ 960.00
, ,, $ 950.00 ,, ;, $1,440.00
,, $1,440.00 ,, ,, $1,920.00
,, $1,920.00 ,, $2,400.00
$2,400.00


...25
. .500
.75#
$ 1.00
$ 1.25
$ 2.00
$ 4.00
$ 6.00
$ 8.00
$10.00
$12.00


Exemptions.

Appraisement or valuation-made'for,
and for the information of, one party
only, and not being in any manner'


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obligatory aas between parties either
by agreement or operatioti of law.


b. Appraisement or valuation made in
pursuance of the Order of any Court
of Admiralty, or of any Court of
Appeal from any sentence, adjudica-
,tion or jtidgmerit of any Court of
Admiralty.

ATTESTATION OF SIGNATIPJS, under
the seal of the Colony, or the seal of the
Governor .. ..

AWARD: '
Where the amount or yalue of the matter
in dispute -
does not exceed $120.00
exceeds $120.00 but not $240.00
240.00 ,,,, $480.00
$480.00 for every $240.00 r
part thereof .

BANK NOTES.


Oh every licence to issue and re-issue
Bank Notes .. .
BILL OF EXCHANGE, payable on de-
mand or at sight qr on presentation, or
withinn three days after date- of sight
BILL OF EXCHANGE of any other kind
whatsoever (except a bank note), and a
promissory note of any kind whatsoever
(except a bank note), "drawn or ex-
pressed to be payable or actually paid or
endorsed or in any manner negotiated,
in the Colony:-
Where the amount or value of the money
for which the hill or note is "drawn or
made' -

does not exceed $48.00
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exceeds- $ 48.00 but not $ 120.00
S $120.00 ,, ,, $240.00


$240.00 ,, $360.00
$360.00 ,, ,, $480.00


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S$480.00
irt thereof ..


for every $480.00


Exemptions.
a. Draft or order drawn upon any
banker in the Colony by an officer of
a public department of the State, for
the payment of- money out of -the
public account.

b. Letter of credit granted in ,the
Colony authorising drafts to be
'drawn out of the Colony payable in
the Colony.

c. Draft or order for the payment of
money out of the Supreme Court;
drawn by the duly constituted author-
ities of that Court.

d. Coupon- or warrant for interest
attached to and issued with any
security.

BILL OF LADING, each
BOND LETTERS OF ADMINISTRA-
TION ..
S -BOTTOMRY
-BAIL etc .


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CHARTER-PARTY, or any agreement or
contract for the charter of any ship or
S vessel, or any memorandum, letter, or
other writing between the captain,
master, or owner of any ship or vessel,
and any other person, for or relating to
the freight or conveyance of any money,
goods, or. effects on board of such vessel..


.200
.300
.40
. .50

.500


. 10


2.00
2.00
2.00


$ 1.00


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CONVEYANCE OR TRANSFER OF STOCK
AND DEBENTURES .
CONVEYANCE OR TRANSFER O4 SALE
of any property (except stock and'de-
bentures).
Where the amount of value of the con-
sideration for the sale, -


does not extPed $24.00
.exceeds $ 24.00 but not $


,, $ 48.00
,, $ 72.00
,, $ 96.00
,, $ 120.00
,, $ 240.00
,, $ 360.00
,, $ 480.00
,, $ 600.00
,, $ 720.00
,, $ 840.00
,, $ 960.00
$1,080.00
$1,200.00
,, $1,420.00


48.00


,, $ 72-0-
,, $ 96.00


,, $
,, $


120.00
240.00


,,,, $ 360.00
,, ,, $ 480.00
,, ,, $ 600.00
,, ,, $ 720.00
,, ,, $ 840.00
,, ,, $ 960.00
,, ,, $1,080.00.
,, ,, $1,200.00
,, ,, $1,420.00
,, $1,440.00


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.400


. $ :80o
$. ( 1.00
$ 2.00


... $$.o0
.. $4.00'
S $ 5.00
.. $ :oo00
$ 7.00
$ 8.00
$ 9.00
$10.00
$11.00
.. $12.00.-


S $1,440.00 for every $ 240.00 or
part thereof .. .. i
CONVEYANCE OR TRANSFER of any
kind not hereinbefore described
DEED 'of any kind whatever, not described
in this Schedule .
DUPLICATE OR COUNTERPART of any
instrument chargeable .with any :duty --
Where such duty does not amount ,to
$2.00 the same duty as the original
instrument;

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_In. any other case .. .. $ 2.00
EXCHANGE, Instruments, effecting, -
In the cases specified infection 62, (see
S. that section).
In any other case .. .. .. $ 4.00
EXBMPLIFICATION OR CONSTAT, un-
, der the Public Seal of the Colony, of any
Letters Patent .. .. $40.00
S EMPtLIFICATION under the seal of
any Court, or under the Public Seal of
the Colony, of any record or proceed-
ing .. .. .. .. $ 8.00


LEASE, -
Where the annual rental -
S.exceeds $ 48.00 but not $ 96.00
,, $ 96.00 ,, ,, $192.00
S $192.00 ,, ,, $288.00


,,. $288.00 ,,


,, $384.00


$384.00 ,, ,, $480.00
$480.00 ,, ,, $720.00


,, $960.00


,, $960.00 for every $240.00
S part thereof


.800
$ 1.60
$ 2.40
.. $ 3.20
, $4.00
.. $ 6.00
$ 8.00

$ 2.00


S LETTER OR POWER OF ATTORNEY, or
other instrument in the nature there-
of, --

a. by.any'petty officer, seaman, marine,
or soldier serving as a marine, or by
the executors or administrators of
any such person, for receiving prize
money or wages .. .. .30#
.-,.b. for the receipts of the dividends or
interest of any stock,--


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where made for .the receipt of one
payment only .


In any other 'case .
for the receipt of any sum of money,
or any bill of exchange or promissory
note for any sum -of money not ex-:
ceeding $96.00, or any periodical
payments not exceeding the sum of
$48.00 (not being hereinbefore
charged) .. .


d. of any kind whatsoever not herein-
before described


.40o
$ 2.00:







$ 2.00


. $,4.00


LICENCE FOR MARRIAGE .. .. $12.00

MORTGAGE, BOND, DEBENTURE, ,COV-
ENANT, and WARRANT OF ATTORNEY
to confess or enter up judgment:-
a. being the only or principal or
primary security for the payment
or repayment of money -


not exceeding $48.00
exceeds $ 48.00 but not $ 120.00


S $ 120.00

,, $ 240.00


,, ,, $ 240.00

,,,, $ 480.00


$ 480.00 ,, ,, $ 720.00

, $ 720.00 ,. $ 960.00


$ 960.00 ,

,, $1,200.00 ,,


,, $1,200.00

S$1,440.00


exceeding $1,440.00 for each $480.00
or part thereof .


.100
.300

.500

$ 1.00

$ 1.50

$2~,.00

$ 3.00
.. $ 3.00


$..00


b. being collateral, or auxiliary, or
additional, or substituted security,
or by way of further assurance for
the above mentioned purpose where
the principal or primary security is
duly stamped; -


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for every $480.00, and also for
every fractional part of $480.00, of
the amount secured

c. transfer, assignment, or disposition
,of any mortgage, bond, debenture,
* covenant, ior foreign security, or of
any money or stock secured by
any such instrument, or -by any
warrant of attorney to enter up
judgment, or by any judgment; -
Sfor every $480.00, and also for any
fractional part of $480.00, of the
amount transferred -or assigned..
And also, where any further
money is 'added to the money
already secured, the same duty as
a principal security for such fur-
ther money.
Sd. reconveyance, release, discharge, sur-
render, resurrender, warrant to
vacate, or renunciation of any such
security as aforesaid, or of the bene-
flft thereof or of the money thereby
Secured, -


. for every $480.00, and also for
every fractional part of $480.00, of
the total amount or value of the
money at any time secured .. $ 1.00


SNOTARIAL ACT of any kind whatsoever
S (except a protest of a bill -of exchange,
or promissory note)


PASSPORT .. ..
Renewal of passport
PERMIT TO LEAVE THE COLONY


PROBATE OF WILLS AND LETTERS OF
ADMM~ITRATION.

Where the aggregate amount of per-
s!nal property Wi the Colony

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exceeds $ 240.00
S$ 480.00
,, $ 960.00
,, $ 1,920.00
,, $ 2,880.00
,, $ 3,840.00
,, $ 4,800.00
,, $ 9,600.00
$ 19,200.00
,, $ 28,800.00
$ 38,400.00
,, $ 48,000.00
,, $ 72,000.00
,, $ 96,000.00
,, $144,000.00
,, $192,000.00
,, $240,000.00
,, $288,000.00
,, $336,000.00
,, $384,000.00


but not $ 480.00
, ,, $ 960.00
,, $ 1,920.00
,, ,, $ 2,880.00
,, ,, $ 3,840.00
,, ,, $ 4,800.00
S,, ,, $ 9,600.00
,, ,, $ 19,200;00
,, ,, $ 28,800.00
,, ,, $ 38,400.00
,, $ 48,000.00
,, ,$ 72,000.00
,, ,, $ 96,000.00
,, ,, $144,000.00
,, $192,000.00
,, ,, $240,000.00
,, ,, $288,000.00
,, ,, $336,000.00
,, ,, $384,000.00
and, upwards


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Provided that only half of ,the. afore
said rates shall be paid in respect, oi
property passing on death of the-de-
ceased, to the father, mother, wife, hus:
band, children or grandchildren of the
.deceased.


PROCURATION, deed .or ,other instrument-
of .. .. .. .. $
PROTEST of ainy' bill of exchange. o..r Of
promissory note, -
Where the duty on the bill 'r note does '.-


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not exceed 24,, the same duty as
the bill or note.
In any other case .. .. .404
RECEIPT given for or upon the payment
of money amounting to $4.80 and up-
S. wards .. .. .. .04
Exemptions.
a. Receipt given for money deposited at
any bank or -with any banker to be
'accounted for, and expressed to be
received of the person to whom the
-same is to be accounted for.
b.. Acknowledgment by any banker of
the receipt of any bill of exchange or
promissoryanote,, for the purpose of
being presented for acceptance or
payment.
c. Receipt given for or upon payment
of any taxes or duties imposed by
Sany Act or Ordinance, or of money
to or for the use of Her, Majesty,
Her Heirs or Successors.
S 'd. Receipt given. by an officer of any
public department of the Colony for
money paid by way of imprest or
advance, or adjustment of An account,
whereby he derives no personal
benefit therefrom.
e. Receipt written upon a bill of ex-
change or promissory note duly
stamped.
f.. Receipt endorsed or otherwise writ-
: ten upon, or ,contained in, anj in-.
strument liable to stamp duty, and
duly stamped, acknowledging the
receipt of the consideration money
therein expressed, or: he receipt- of
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annuity thereby secured pr therein
mentioned.

g. Receipt given for drawback or. bounty
upon the exportation of any goods or
merchandise from the Colony.

h; Receipt given for the return of any
duties of customs upon certificates of
over entry.

i. Receipt given for the return of any
amount deposited as security for,
duty.

J. Receipt given for money-withdrawn
.from savings Bank.

RELEASE OR RENUNCIATION of any
property, or of any right or interest in
any property:- .
REVOCATION OF USE OR TRUST of any
property by deed, or by any writing
not: being a will
SETTLEMENT Any instrument whether
voluntary or upon any good or valuable
consideration, otherwise. than a bona
- fide pecuniary consideration, whereby
any definite and certain, principal sum
of money (whether charged or charge-
able on lands or other hereditaments, or
not, or to be laid out in the purchase of
lands or other hereditaments, or not,)
or any definite and certain amount of,
stock, or any security, is settled, or
agreed to be settled inany manner what-
soever: -
or every $480.00, anid also for any
fractional part of $480.00 of the
amount or value of the property set-
tled or agreed to be settled.
ixemption.
Instrument ofL oiitmo et relating to
any property in favour of pe.Its-.
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specially named or described as the
; objects of a power of appointment
Created -by a previous settlement
stamped with ad valorem duty in re-
spect of the same property; or by
will, where probate duty has been paid
in respect of the same property as
personal estate of the testator.
WARRANT OF ATTORNEY .of any other
k'nd .. ... $ 2.00
GENERAL EXEMPTIONS FROM ALL
STAMP DUTIES.
a. Instruments for the sale, transfer, or
other disposition, either absolutely or
by way of mortgage, or otherwise of
any ship or vessel, or any part, in-
terest, share, or property of or in any
ship or vessel.
i b. Bondq given to the Provost'Marshal
or .other persons upon the replevy of
any goods or chattels, and assign-
ments of such bonds.

c. Any bond given in connection with
the-exportation of any spirits or
Tobacco in pursuance of the law.
i'I, -nstruments made by, to or with'
the Government of the Colony, for
the purchase, sale, exchange convey-
ance or lease of any lanqs vested in
such Government, or acquired for
public purposes.

OBJECTS AND REASONS.
The object.of this Bill is to insert certain omissions
'and correct certain printer's errors which have now
become apparent.
C. ADDISON HARNEY,
23rd August, Crown AttornWy.
,I;:? 23rd August,. 1952.




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