3u b i r h b by p it t b o r i ty.
ROSEAU, MONDAY, JULY 13, 1953.
GOVERNOR'S APPEAL FOR FUNDS
FOR WESTMINSTER ABBEY
THE Prime Minister has lIunched an;
appeal for one million pounds for the
repair, preservation and upkeep of West-
minster Abbey. The Abbey is one of the
world's great churches. In it our Queen
was crowned on June 2nd as Kings and
Queens have been crowned there for centu-
ries. It is a shrine where generations of
famous men are buried or commemorated.
It stands near the Houses of Parliament
at the centre of the Commonwealth, and
long ago the House of Commons used to
meet in the Abbey Chapter House.
In this Coronation Year. when we here
are also looking forward to a British
Caribbean Federation as an increasingly
important part of the Commonwealth, the
appeal has been launched to ensure that
the Abbey, which has fostered much that
is best in western civilisation, should be
passed on worthily to the future. I ask all
of you who can help with some gift, how
ever small it may be, to make your contri
Subscriptions should be lodged at
Barclays Bank and marked Westminster
Abbey Appeal Fund.
June 22nd, 1953
THE attention of the General Public
is invited to the scheme for organisa-
Jion of relief in the event of a hur-
cane, which is re-published in this
sue of the Official Gazette.
ORGANISATION AND PROCEDURE FOR
REPORTING ON DISTRESS AND
ORGANISING RELIEF IN THE
EVEWN OF A BUiR6 CANI
1. For the purpose of hurricane
report and relief, the Colony shall
be divided into the following four
(a) THE ROSEAU DISTRICT, as
bounded by the jurisdiction of
the Roseau Town Council.
(b) THE WESTERN DISTRICT, being
Magisterial District "E" ex-
(c) THE SOUTH EASTERN DISTRICT
being Magisterial District "F"
(d) THE NORTHERN DISTRICT, be-
ing Magisterial District "G.".
2. There shall be a District Hurri-
cane Authority for each District as
(a) For THE ROSEAU DISTRICT, the
Rosean Town Council.
(b) For THE WESTERN DISTRICT,
the Magistrate, District "E."
(c) For THE EASTERN DISTRICT,
the Magistrate, District "F".
td) For THE NORTHERN DISTRICT,
the District Officer.
3. Each District Hurricane Authori-
ty will submit urgently to the Adminis-
trator his first rough Report as soon
as possible after the disaster. The
Report should give such information
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MON
as may be considered fairly accurate
and also an opinion as to the extent
of the disaster in those parts of the
district from which there are only
rumours, with an estimate of the pos-
sible requirements in the way of relief.
This report should also give a rough
estimate of loss of life, serious per-
sonal injury, damage to houses and
destruction of food crops and food sup-
plies, and number of individuals ren-
4. Each District Hurricane Authori-
ty will send in further reports correct-
ing and amplifying the first report and
giving such details as are possible, as
soon as receipt of information justifies
his doing so; and he will continue to
send in daily or periodical reports, as
may be necessary, acting on his own
5. The Officials of each District will
afford the District Hurricane Authority
all the information in their power,
with the least possible delay, in order
that the report may be full and com-
6. In addition to the District Hur-
ricane Authorities, Local Hurricane
Authorities have been appointed as
Ca4efield, Morne Prosper, Loubiere,
Everton, Trafalgar, etc., Laudat and
Bellevue: The Dean of (Roseau and
Priests, The Honourable Austin Win-
Pointe Michel: The Parish Priest,
The Sanitary Inspector, Pointe Michel.
Soufriere and Scott's Head: The
Parish Priest, Arthur Pemberton.
Esquire, Terrence Etienne, Esquire.
Mahaut and Massacre: The Parish
Priest, The Head Teacher, Mahaut.
St. Joseph, Layou and Salisbury:
The Parish Priests, The Head Teacher,
St. Joseph, and W.F. Harrison, Esq,
Coulibistrie, Batalie, Morne Rach-
e'te, Colihaut and Dublanc: The Par-
ish Priest, The Honourable H. D.
Grand Bay: The Government Offi-
cer, the Parish Priest, H. Bellot, Es-
quire, and L.A. Casimir, Esquire.
Petite Savanne and Bagatelle: The
Head Teacher, Petite Savanne.
Delices: The Head Teacher.
Laplaine: The Parish Priest, the
Rosalie: The Head Teacher.
San Sauveur, etc.: The Parish
Priest, the Head Teacher.
Castle Bruce: The Head Teacher.
Portsmouth and surrounding Dis-
trict: The District Officer.
DAY, JULY 13, 1953
Vieille Case etc. : The Parish Priest,
B.A. Royer, Esquire.
Wesley: The Parish Priest, James
Marigot: Reverend A. Willianis, the
Hampstead and Calibishie: The
Head Teacher and The Sanitary In-
7. These Local Hurricane Authori-
ties will take emergency measures for
affording relief and will report as soon
as possible to the District Hurricane
8. In the event of communication
with the District Hurricane Authority
being difficult or impracticable, the
Local Hurricane Authority will report
direct to the Administrator.
9. Each District Authority will en-
deavour to keep in close touch with
the Local Hurricane Authorities in
the various areas in his District and,
in spite of there being no such vote,
will be justified in expending the
money urgently needed, whether for
special messenger or for food, without
awaiting the Administrator's authori-
ty, up to a limit of 10 for each Dis-
trict. Just as the Administrator will
authorise urgent expenditure in anti-
cipation of being able to justify it to
the Council and Secretary of State, so
the District Authorities may rely on
the refund of the sums they expend
without authority, provided that they
can show that the expenditure was
reasonable and the need for it urgent.
10. The Public who have suffered
loss or damage should apply to the
Local Hurricane Authorities in each
area and not come or send to the
Officials at Roseau.
11. For the further and better or-
ganizing of these measures the fol-
lowing CENTRAL HURRICANE RELIEF
COMMITTEE has been appointed:-
His Honour the ADMINISTRATOR
The HON. FINANCIAL SECRETARY
The Hon. J.O. AIRD
The DIRECTOR OF WORKS
The SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER
The Very Revd. the Dean of Roseau
The Rector, St. Georges Church
The Methodist Superintendent
1 At the beginning of the hurricane
season and generally in the month of
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, JULY 13, 1953
July, all shutters and fastenings should
be thoroughly overhauled and renewed
where necessary. In the case of de-
tached shutters identification marks
should be clearly painted on each, cor-
responding with the number and loca-
tion of each window.
2. When barring up a house on
indications of bad weather or the ap-
proach of a hurricane--begin with the
side facing the direction of the pre-
vailing wind, which varies as a rule
from the North-West to North-East.
Should the centre happen to pass over
the island during the period of calm
the north side should be opened up
and the southern or westerly sides
closed. Very often, however, the
hurricane shifts directly from North-
East to South East with little or no
interval of relative calm, and under
such circumstances it is wise to have
every window securely fastened.
3. For the information of the public
generally it may be stated that a
special hurricane code is in use and
on the indication of a falling barometer
and prevailing hurricane symptoms,
mutual telegrams are interchanged.
The following signal will be made
from Fort Young, Roseau, as a warn-
ing in event of probable approach of a
hurricane or severe gales
One gun or rocket will be fired at
any time of the day or night, and a
red flag having a black centre will be
hoisted on the signal staff by day, and
a red lantern by night.
Two guns or rockets will be fired in
succession, and two red flags with
black centres will be hoisted by day
and two red lanterns by night.
When the signal is given, steps
should at once be taken to secure pre-
mises on shore and vessels in port
against impending danger.
On improvement of weather condi-
tions after either the Cautionary or
Danger Signals have been made, and
it is considered that the hurricane has
passed Dominica, a blue flag will be
With regard to Portsmouth, the
same signals will apply, the necessary
flags and red lanterns being hoisted
at the Police Station, Portsmouth.
THE attention of Heads of Depart-
ments is called to the notice published
in this Gazette regarding Hurricane
Warnings, as they will be held respon-
sible for seeing that the buildings of
their Departments are made as secure
as possible after firing of signals.
24th June, 1953.
THE following Statutory Rules and
Orders is circulated with and forms part
of this Gazette: -
No. 17 of 1953. Prices Control Consolida.
tion Order, 1953,
D K. BURTON,
Ag. Government Secretary
Departmental and other
POST OF CANE-FARMING.; OFFICER.
DE'-ARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
APPLICATIONS are invited for post of
Cane-Farming Officer, in the Department
of Agriculture, Grenada,
2, The post is non-pensionable and will
be for a period of three years in the first
3. The post is in the Salary S(ale
$1080 x 120 $320 per annum, but the
point in the Salary Scale at which the
successful applicant will be appointed will
depend on his qualifications and expe-
rience. In addition a transport allowance
of $1080 per annum is payable, providing
the officer keeps and maintains a motor
ar for the performance of his duties.
4. Applicants must possess the D. I C.
T A. or a University degree in agriculture
plus previous experience in a Department
of Agriculture dealing with peasant agri.
culture and in particular cane-farming.
5. The duties of the post will entail the
organisation and supervision of the cane-
farming industry ; the laying down, reap-
ing and recording of field experiments
with sugar cane ; instructing peasants in
the proper methods of cultivation of
sugar cane, etc., etc.
6. Free passages on appointment and
termination of appointment for the officer
and his family will be provided, in addi-
tion to the cost of transportation of his
personal and household effects to and
7. Applications should be addressed
to the Secretary Public Service Commis.
sion, Government Office, Grenada. and
should reach him not later than 31st July,
June 26th, 1953.
217 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY JULY 13, 1953
In the Supreme Court of the Windward Islands
and Leeward Islands,
In the matter of the Forest, Soil and Water Conservation Ordinance, 1946.
In the matter of the Title to the Stonehill Estate situate in the Parish
of St. Joseph in the Colony of Dominica
ELIZABETH II. By the Grace of GoD of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories
Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith,
To all persons claiming an interest in the lands and tenements herein-
WHEREAS it has been made to appear to Us that the Stonehill Estate
situate in the Parish of St, Joseph in the Island of Dominica, containing 200
acres 1 rood is unoccupied since 1914, and there is no person having title
thereto, whereby the said parcel of land ought to be vested in Us, that
proceedings will be taken to have the said parcel of land vested in Us at a
sitting of the Supreme Court to be holden at Roseau in the Colony of
Dominica in the month of April, 1954.
All persons claiming an interest in such land, shall within one week
from the date of the last publication of this summons in the Gazette (such
summons shall be published during a period of six months) file on appear-
ance, either in person or by Solicitor in the office of the Registrar, and
shall, within one month from the date of appearance, lodge in the said
office a written claim containing a statement of the reasons on which the
same is founded; and you are hereby further warned that if you fail to
appear at the said Court to be holden as aforesaid the said proceedings will
be heard and taken without you.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, We have caused the Seal of Our said Court
to be hereunto affixed at Roseau this 5th day of June, 1953.
T. A. BOYD,
RADIO TELEPHONIC HURRICANE WARNINGS IN THE CARIBBEAN AREA
THE following chart of the hurricane warning broadcast schedule for 1953 is
published for general information :-
4th June, 1953.
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, JULY 13', 195& 218
Radio Telephonic Hurricane Warnings in The Caribbean Area
PREPARED BY ThE EASTERN CAR[BBEAN IIURRIWANA COMMITTEE A.V ISSUED ItY
THE CENTRAL SECRETARIAT OF THE 'CARIBBEAN (COMMIj'ION.
1540 Kcs (194.81)
Station VPN 2 2558 Kes
JONJ) URA S
G UIA NA
Radio Denterarn 5981 Kcs
ZFY 1230 Kcs
Delnerara Radioi 2558 Kes
Curacao Radio i 783.1 Kcs*
On rieccipt and at each l 1i5r,*
hlour thereafter 18153
0500 Midnight 0500
1700 Id.00 nooii 1700
anil o01 r quest
---- -- ----I
1120 7 35 a ii.
1615 12 30 p.m
2010 -1 25 1p im
0050 9 053 in.
On rei- iptll and a eind
of lirst, 'iliencc p)eri iod
58 30 a in.
REP UiLI '
Radio Piloto 2735 Kcs (109.69M) 1700 12.00) oon
0300 10.00 11i.
La Voz 620 Krs (483.91M) 1800 1.00 plo,m
Dominicana I1380 Kcs (217 43[) : 100 8 00 p.m.
( 50 31)
Fort-de-France 2185 Kes (137.29M1)
Radio 2545 Kes (117.87M)
4950 Kes ( 0.631)
3305 Kcs ( 90 1M)
720 Kcs ( 416M1)
9 15 a.mi.
7.15 p in.
12 00 inuon
AIi imliounlcicit [ Langiag
if ,n Hu "rrir';ne f |rm i
,, .. -. ; cast
S"No ihi riian Englishi
warning may be
'expected in ..min-
Sutes please stand
by" (3 time
12.00 no1n )1
10.00 p 1i.
1.00 p .u
, 00 p.m n
8.05 p in. 1635* 12 35 p.1m
7.05 p m, 1715 1,15 p.m.
1235 8.35 a 1m.
1530 1 I 30 a.m.
1830 2.30 p m.
2030 4 30 p m.
1234 7.34 a.in.
173.1 12 3t p.m.
2313 6.13 p mi.
0214 9.14 p.m.
1301 8.01 a.m.
1 1235 8 35 a.m.
i 3 5,0 11.30 a.im.
1830 2.30 p.m.
2030 4.30 p m.
123 7 34 a na
1734 12 34 p.m.
23313 6.13 p.m.
0214 9.14 p1.m.
1304 8.01 a.mi
Frenclh *July 15 lo Nov. I.)
ill .lii ( ':i ril6 l,,,is ,
'ilt Sit iii
Rladi, ( liadl.,oupe ,&
ily ,u(d give 1ulltclins
on 1he hcur until end of
Fit-t.-l I bulletins precedr-d by
stationn identification and
three i minuLes f mubic
Oin short wave. 5i 0 watts
On inediumi wave: 50o
watts. In the event of a
hurricane warning, reg-
uldr programmes will be
interrupted to give ihe
latest bulletins as receiv-
ed from the MIeteorologi-
cal Office in addition to
oinuo Watts. Forecasts are
given after tocai news
& announcements broad-
cast at tines stated
includes summary of.
Oat-Island weather re-
ports for 7.30 a m
i50 Watts. Information
available on request by
calling VI'N2 and asking
for Meteorulogical Ofihe.
l i f tlll ;ui iioll lIJ yIt,
r e illo vatll, l I :;r
giv,,n iI1n,.-1il,;1 ly
fl 'lnr 1i \,5s trI'; -
'I le s.it,i(ol i~ s nor-
lialy closedI fr-olL
0345 .it 094.) GIMT
30", Watt5. Area cover-
ed is Caribbean up t" 250
N. Gulf of Mexico and
i Warnings can be re-
pealed (ll frequencies
4113 8 Kcs, 13I72 9 Kcs or
17332 9 Kes on special re-
quest from ships.
'iFeqfitnwy mod lil-
OFFICIAL GAZETtTE, MONDAY,-JULY 13, 1953
San Juan WIPR
2590 Kes (11 8SM)
940 Kcs (319.14M)
620 Kcs (483 87M)
750 Kcs (379.7M)
3275 Kcs (91.6M)
6085 Kes' ( 49.3M)
*6.00 a.m. to
6.00 p.m. only
2735 Kes (109.7M)
3105 Kcs ( 96.6M)
11R8 1 cf ( 2 54. M1
ST : i AL
1729 I' 29 p 1.1.
2313 6.13 p.m.
0214 '9.14 p in,
131:) 8.1 '. i.w .,
1 8 00 1.011 p. 1.' '
2400 7 00 p.m.
0300 10.00 p in.
8 00 a.m.
8 00 p.m.
11.00 p n
On receipt and at
H IT--30 thereafter
Lot I L
6 13 p.m.
1500 11.00 a nm.
2030* 4.30 p.m.
2115 5.15 p.m.
" except Saturday and
12.40 p m.
7.54 p m.
1200 8.00 a.m.
if no Hurricane
11 1 2H 0
the reports at the stated
times In the event of 9
hurricane threat to Jam-
aica, Radio Jamaica will
remain on the air to give
reports and bulletins un-
til the danger is over.
The same weather re-
ports a n d hurricane
warnings are also carried
by other radio stations in
AFRS-ACE 1470 Kes
WIAC 580 Kes (617.24M)
WIBS 740 Kca (405.4iM
WNEL 860 Kcs 1348 84M)
WITA 1400 Kcs (214,2-M)
WRIU 14441 Kcs (2(18 33MI
WAPA 080 Kcs l441 18M]
790 Kcs: 5010 Watts
6085 Kcs : 500 Watts
The weather reports are
broadcast at end of local
news bulletins : times
400 Watts. Infer-
mation is also avail-
able on request.
3105 Kcs: 250 Watts
118.1Mcs: 12 Watts
Printed at the BULLETIN OFFICE] Ro seau--By Authority
1953 PRICES CONTR L SRO. 17 A 34
STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS NO. 17 OF 1953
PRICES CONTROL CONSOLIDATION ORDER
[Gazetted 13th July, 1953]
1. This Order may be cited as the
P.:ICES CONTROL CONSOLIDATION
O'lDER 1953 Short Title
2. In this Order unless otherwise stated or the Delinitious.
context otherwise requires-
Slanded cost" in relation to imported goods,
means the t( ~al of the following aracints nariely :-
(a) une i;.I.F. value thereof at port of entry,
less all discounts on the article;
hb) Exchange and Bank Charges;
(c) Customs duties and charges (excluding
(e) Repacking or selecting at Customs if any:
(f, Cold :torage charges if any, on goods ar-
riving in Cold Store.
"Trader" means every merchant, shopkeep r,
storekeeper, baker and person engaged in the sale or
offer for sale of any artic eto which this Orde applies,
and includes any I partnership, firm or incorporated com-
pany engaged in such sa'e or offer for sale;
Wh lesale' means--
(a) as regards gods in respect of which a
wholesale unit is specified in the Schedule hereto, any
quantity not less than such wholesale unit;
(b) as regards other goods, any quantity not
less than th.,t contained in the smallest package in
which such goods are ordinarily sold by wholesalers to
retailers; or if such goods are not ordinarily sld in
packages by wholesalers to retailers, the smallest quan-
A 35 1953 PRICES CONTROL SRO. 17
tity of such goods which is ordinarily sold by whole-
salers to retailers;
Provided that notwithstanding the foregoing
definition of 'wholesale', any sale of goods for
re-sale to a person who deals in such goods
shall be deemed to be a sale by wholesale."
"Retail" refers to the sale of goods in any
quantity less than the quantity specified in the defini-
tion of wholesale";
"Wholesaler" in relation to any description of
goods means a person who in the ordinary course of his
business sells goods of that description by wholesale;
"Retailer" in relation to any description of
goods means a person who in the ordinary course of his
business sells goods of that description by retail.
For the purposes of this Order a person shall
be regarded as having imported goods if, either goods
were imported for his account or the goods were im-
ported by or on behalf of an officer of Government act-
ing in the course of his duty as such and have been al-
lotted by or on behalf of such officer to such person. A
person shall not be regarded as having imported goods,
if the goods on importation, were consigned to him as
In this Order, unless otherwise stated or the
context otherwise requires,- reference to a sale includes
an offer to sell or an agreement to sell; and a notifica-
tion by a person of the price proposed by him for the
sale of goods, made by the publication of such price, by
exposing the goods for sale in association with a mark
indicating such price, by the furnishing of a quotation
or otherwise, shall be deemed to be an offer to sell such
For the purposes of this Order, a person shall
be deemed to sell goods if he is the owner of, or carries
on a business in the course of which such goods are
sold, whether or not the sale be effected by him per-
sonally or through an agent or employee; and an agent
1953 PRICES CONTROL SRO. 17 A 36
or employee effecting sale on behalf of his principal or
employer shall also be deemed to sell such goods,
3. Tne prices fixed by this Order shall be deemed Cost of
to include the cost of the package in which any particu- packages.
lar article is sold unless otherwise expressly provided
in this Order or in the schedules hereto.
4. Subject to the provisions of this Order the Maximum
prices set out in the First Schedule hereto silall be the P1iues of
( oods in the
maximum wholesale and retail prices respectively for First
which the articles enumerated therein may be sold in Schedule.
Provided always that the Competent Authority
shall have power from time to time to reduce or in-
crease the maximum permissible price by notice pub-
lished in tnh G(aze e.
5. Goods enumerated 'n the Second Set edule hero- axinmm
to shall not be sold at a higher percentage of profit on percentage of
the landed cost than as set out therein; provided always Goo ts ,,I
that the (ompetent Authority shall I[ave power to re- Seeocn]
duce from time to time the maximum permissible per- Schedule.
centage by notice published in the Gizette.
6. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Order Averaging of
the holder of a stock of identical goods which may have Prices.
been received on different consignments and at varying
prices may with the consent of the Controller of Sup-
plies, fix an average price for such goods and the price
approved by the Controller of Supplies shall be the max.
imum wholesale or retail price, as the case may be, for
7. Whenever the permitted retail percentage Fr.ations of
mark-up of any price-controlled goods, would, but for a cent.
this section, include a fraction of a cent, then in calcu-
lating such retail price -
(a) If the fraction is one half c-nt or less it
shall be omitted.
(b) If the fraction is more than one half cent
it shall count as one cent.
A 37 1953 PRICES CONTROL SRO. 17
Conditions 8. Except with the written permission of the
not to be Controller of Supplies no person shall, in connection
Sale. with any sale of price controlled goods, impose or
attempt to impose any condition as to the purchase of
any other goods, or as to the payment of any premium
or other 1Ike sum, or as to the giving of any consider-
ation other than the permitted purchase price.
IRtusal to 9. (1) No wholesaler shall refuse, without reason-
sell. able causa, to sell any price controlled goods by Whole-
sale to a iy retailer who carries on a business in any
such gords in the Colony if immediate payment of the
maximum permitted price is tendered :
Provided that a who esler m.Ay refuse to sc i a
quantity of price-controlled goods kvhich is in excess of
the normal quantity usual : purchased by the particular
r tailer wto has made the offer to purchase from such
(2) No retailer shal' refuse, without reasonable
cause to sell by r2-ail any reasonable quai tity of p i e-
controlled goo s d( manded by an intended purchaser
who tenders immediate payment of the maximum per-
mit ed price thereof : and for the pu pose of this sub-
section, the quantity of any consume ble price-c introlled
goods required by any intending purchaser and his
household or establishment for normal consumption f r
a period of three days shall be deemed to be a reason-
able quantity :
Provided that when such goods cannot be sold
otherwise than in sealed packages, the retailer shall not
be entitled to refuse to sell any such package on the
ground that it contains a quantity in excess of what is a
reasonable quantity as herein defined.
The expression "Consumable goods" in this
subsection means goods which are automatically con.
sumed, otherwise than by wear and tear, in carrying
out the purpose for whikh they are used.
(3) A vendor shall be deemed to refuse without
reasonable cause to sell any goods if he falsely denies
1953 PRI''E CONTROL SRO. 17 A 38
that he has such goods or uses any words, or gives any
other indication calculated to lead a person who wishes
to buy such goods to suppose erroneously that such ven-
dor has not such goods.
(4) A vendor shall be deemed to have reason-
able cause to refuse to sell any price- controlled goods if
such sale would, having regard to the quantity required
or any other consideration, be contrary to the normal
practice of his business, or would involve a breach of
some obligation lawfully binding on him or would inter-
fere with arrangements made by him for an orderly
disposal of his stocks among his regular customers:
Provided that the provisions of this subsection shall not
apply to vendors in public markets.
10. (1) No person shall. without written permission Uixin,,
granted by or on behalf of the Controller of Supplies or P'i,,e I,''
otherwise than in accordance with any c editions xceld1.
attached to such permission (if granted) -
(a) sell or buy, or agree to sell or buy, any
price controlled goods mentioned in the
First Scheduled hereto, or
(b) sell, or agree or attempt or offer to sell,
or knowingly buy, or knowingly agree or
attempt or offer to buy, price-controlled
goods which are not so mentioned,
at a price higher than the maximum selling price per-
mitted by this Order or otherwise in contravention of
this Order or any order or condition imposed the e-
(2) This section shall not apply -
(a) to the selling or buying of goods, or to
the agreeing or attempting or offering to
sell or buy goods for exportation from
the Colony by the buyer or prospective
buyer : or
(b) to the buying of goods, or to the agreeing
or attempting or offering to buy goods,
by 'a person acting as an agent provo-
A 39 1953 PRICES CONTROL SRO. 17
cateur being the Competent Authority
or officer of police, or a person acting by
direction of any such person : or
(c) to the buying of goods or to the agreeing
or attempting or offering to buy goods,
for importation into the Colony by the
buyer or prospective buyer.
Burden of 11. (1) The burden of proving that a case comes
lPoot' within any exception described in this Order shall be on
the person alleging the same
(2) A detailed costing sheet certified by the
Controller of Supplies showing the maximum permitted
selling price of any goods controlled under this Order.
shall be prima facie evidence in all courts of justice and
for all purposes, of the facts therein certified, without
the necessity of adducing proof of the signature ap-
pearing on such costing sheet, and the burden of prov.
ing that the price at which such goods were sold or
agreed or attempted or offered to be sold or bought as
the case may be, was not in excess of the price permit-
ted by this Order shall be on the person accused.
(3) It shall be a defence for a person charged
with a contravention of any of the provisions of this
Order to prove-
(a) that in relation to the matter in respect
of'which he is charged he acted in the course of
his employment as a servant of another person
on the instruction of his employer or of some
other specified person, authorised to give such
(b) that his contravention was the result
of some false information supplied to him or
deception practised upon him and that he had
taken all reasonable steps to avoid such contra.
Venldors to 12. If any person shall sell, whether for cash or
finish in-l credit, any price-controlled goods, he shall, if so re.
i uired by the purchaser, forthwith furnish the pur-
to prices. quired by the purchaser, forthwith furnish the pur-
1953 PRICES CONTROL SRO. 17 A 40
chaser with a bill on which he shall set out a full de-
scription of such goods, the quantity sold and date of
such transaction, and the price paid by such purchaser.
13. Every trader shall keep a record of all particu- Record of
Cost to be
lars relati' g to the cost of goods impor ed or otherwise kept.
purchased by him so as to enable any person authorised
by the Competent Authority readily to trace the landed
cost or the cost of acquiring such article, and failure to
keep such record shall be an offence under this Crder.
14 Every vendor of any articles sold by retail from Posting of
bulk i ack.ag s shall keep posted up in pub ic view in Price Iits.
some conspicuous place in his business premises a .ist
in good and readable condition snowing th= retail prizes
of such goods offered for sale b3 him a.d failure to
indicate prices of such articles sha.l be an cff nce under
this Or ler.
15. Every vendor of price-co!trolled goods which jakiaig of
are exp, sed for sale shall clearly narkk or such gods P i.es.
or on the wrapping s or containers of such gods, or on
the shelves containing such goods so as to be easily
discerned by intending purchasers, the retail prices at
which such goods are offered for sa e.
16. Whenever a trader possesses stocks of any slle iV orle,
price-controlled goods of which there is otherwise a o cL'anoi,.
shortage in the local market, the Cont oller of Supplies Of luppllies.
may, without requisitioning such goods, by order in
writing, require such trader to sell to such persons as
shah be named in the Order, the quanti:ie the'.ei-t
specified of such goods; and upon tender of immediate
payment of the maximum permitted price of the quan-
tities of the goods so specified such trader shall sell
such quantities in accordance a itn the order. Any
trader who without reasonable excuse, fails t comply
promptly with the order of the Controller of Supplies
upon tender of the purchase price by a purchaser
named in the Order, shall be guilty of an offence under
17. Any person authorised by the Competent veriifltioi
Authority shall be and is hereby empowered, to demand of Prices.
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evidence either by way of invoices, books or other
documents, or by such information as may be available
for the purpose of verifying the pricing of any goods
offered for sale by any person carrying on a wholesale
or retail business, and if such evidence as may be re-
quired be not fothwith furnished although available,
or on leing furnished be found to be in any respect
false, or if the oe'-son authorised as aforesaid be ob-
structed or hindered in the performance of his duti s.
the pers n s) of-ending as well as the owner, manager
or other person in charge of the busie.-s shall be guilty
of an offence under this Order, un ess any such person
proves that the offence to k pla' with ut his know-
ledge, instigation, consent and approval.
Powers of 18. (1) If with respect to any premises, the Corn-
Search and petent Authorirty has reasonable ground for suspecting
that an offence against this Order has b en or is being
committed, and that evidence of the commission of the
offence is to be f 'und at suct premises, and is satisfied--
(a) that it is essential in the public interest
that the premi-es should be searched for
the pu pose of obtaining such evidence; and
(b) that the evidence is not likely to be found
at the premises unless they are searched
the Competent Authority may, by writ en order under
his hand, authorise any person or persons named in the
order and any constable, to enter the premises, if neces-
sary by force, and to search the pre ises and to seize
any article found in the premises which the persons or
constables as aforesaid has or have reasonable grounds
for believing to be evidence of the commission of such
(2) The Competent Authority or a person
autnorised in writing by the Competent Authority, or a
member of the Police Force, may, at any time during
the business hours of any shop in which price-controlled
goods are offered for sale by retail, enter any part of
the shop in which such goods are so offered for sale,
1953 PRICES CONTROL SRO. 17 A 42
and inspect such goods and any price list, or mark in-
dicating price, relating thereto.
19. Traders shall, whenever required so to do, sub- s.in,'m'o, of
mit to the Controller of Supplies invoices of all imported liws.
articles received by them, accompanied by a statement
showing the landed cost and proposed selling prices of
20. No vendor shall in any manner intimidate or lltil illiiil.
victimize or attempt to intimidate or victimize any per-
son who has given or is about to give evidence against
such vendor in proceedings under this Order. or who
has been, or is being in any way concerned in the pro-
secution or intended prosecution of any vendor under
21. If there shall be any contravention of the pro- iihility of
visions of this Order, or of any licence issued under "' "son'"""'
this Order, every person who is a party to such contra-
vention, and also the owner of any article with respect
to which the contravention takes place, unless he
proves that the contravention took p ace without his
knowledge, instigation, consent and approval, shall be
guilty of an offence under this Order.
22 All traders who sell or offer for sale any of the 1i,, ,11,
articles contained in the First Schedule hereto shall s"'''',.
submit to the Controller of Supplies or any person
authorised by him returns of their stocks of such arti-
cles whenever required so to do
23. Any person who gives any false inform-ation, i.s,,.i,,-
makes any false document or alters in ainy way any ti'"11",1.
document issued by t'e Competent Authority or any ])I. ,lIrIIts.
person authorised by him shall be guilty of an offence
under this Order.
24. The Schedules to this Order may from time to A,]n.nl .iit
time be amended by notice in the Gazette and s!;ch ",''"I!'.:'.
amendment shall come into operation and have effect
as from the date of publication.
25. There shall be appointed a Prices Control Board lri..s (C,,tr,,1
on which shall be represented commercial interests and l","1.
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interests of consumers, and whose functions shall be to
assist and advise the Competent Authority in fixing the
actual mark-ups which may be adopted from time to
time, in respect of all articles offered for sale. One of
the representatives of the interests of consumers, shall,
if possible, be an elected member of the Legislative Coun-
cil but none of the representatives of the interests of
consumers shall be connected with commerce. The
Board shall be under the Chairmanship of the Compet-
ent Authority, and the Labour Officer shall be an ex-
Revocation. 26. The Control of Prices Order, 1947, (S.R, & O.
1947 No. 6), and all amendments thereto are hereby
Commence- 27. This Order shall come into force on the 15th
mnent. day of July, 1953.
Dated this 30th day of June, 1953.
-Salted $127.76 per Cask
(Codfish) of 448 Ibs.
$28.06 per box
of 100 lbs
Rice Penwerara -
$10.94 per bag
of 100 lbs.
$22.76 per bag
of 177 lbs.
Roseau District Other Districts
1/4d per lb. 1/5 per lb,
1 lb f ir 6d
2 lbs. f:)r ./0d
7d por lb.
CQd per lb.
7'd per lb.
2 Ibs forl/2id
Provid-d that the wholesale prices outside of Ros.au shall be
subject to the addition of the actual transport charges from
Bread : native
Id per 21 ozs. Id per 21 ozs.
cltl'n (contaiiners 1/6d each 1/6d each
of imported floui)
Pitsaw or hewn nativec) except Mahogany, Acajou (Red
Cedar), Angelin. Balata, Coubaril, Laurier de Rose, Laurier
Poivre, Laurier Bordeme e, Bois Leza-'d, Caconier, White
Cedar', Acuma St. Christophe and any wood which may from
time to time be specified as an excluded wood by notice in
DIn Roaseau ar
Delivered at a Motor Road Portsmouth on I
Si .. . . .
(a) Boards: a
One inch in thickness
12 cents per foot
over one inch in hick-
ness 10 cents pt r foot
(c) Sea- tling (Pits;awn)
18 cents per foot
(d) Sca-tling (hew i)
8 cen s per foot
13 cents per
11 cents ,'
lit Roseus and
rd IPortsmouth from
foot 15 cents per foot
,, 1 .. .
Caconier. Bois .ezard anrd
(a) Mangue Kluge
In Roseau and Poi tsmouth
(b) Other Shingles
In Roean; and Portsmouih
NOTE : (i)
Percentage of mark. up
These items shall b? subject to a 10% discount on
their maximum retail prices when sold to traders for
trade or business purposes.
LIST A DRY GOODS
Flour bags imported for sale
LIST B Hardware (i)
Agricultural Implements : Cutlasses,
'orks, Hoes, Matchets
LISr B Hardware (ii)
Fishing Twine and Tackle
Agricultural Implements -other kinds.
other than those specifi d in List B,
Leather Imported all kinds (other
- $! 08 per 100
- 84" ,, ,,
Alaximum percentage which may
be added to landed cost.
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195.3 PRICES CONTROL SRO. 17 A 46
SECOND SCHEDULE (Cont'd)
List C. Grocery.
NOTE: Prices outside of Roseau shall be subject to the addition
of the actual transport charges from Roseau.
Maximum percent- Maximum percent-
Articles age which may be age which may be
added to landed added to wholesale
Infants & Invalids foods (not
elsewhere specified 71 15
Milk Condensed 71 12'
,, Powdered, Evaporated
and Malted 74 15
Bacon, Hams. Sausages 7T 15
Baking Powder 74 15
Cocoa Loose or in tins or
packages 74 15
Macarori and Vermicelli 74 15
Ovaltine, Milo and similar
preparations 7. 15
Rolled Oats 71 15
Coffee 71 15
Cheese 71 12
Meat canned or bottled 74 15
Meat and Vegetable Extracts 7 15
Pas'es: Meat or Fish -
canned or bottled 7! 15
Prunes -- Dried or table 71 15
Salt table 7 15
Spices (Black pepper, etc.) 72 15
Vinegar 74 15
Biscuits unsweetened & sweetened 71 15
Fish Canned, Pickled and
corned all kinds 72 15
Lard Compound & Substitutes 7 12'
Margarine 7i 121
Onions 121 20
Potatoes 124 20
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SECOND SCHEDULE (Con,'d)
List C. Grocery.
NOTE: Prices outside of Roseau shall be subject to the addition
of the actual transport charges from Roseau.
.Maximum percent. Maximum percent.
Articles age which may be a :e which may be
odded to landed aucded to wholesale
cost. p ice.
Sugar-imai)rted, unrefined brown 5 15
.other 7. 15
refined 74 15
Soap Laundry 15
Tea 71, 5
Butter --- cooking 7. 12'
Salt-- fine bulk (imported) 1, 20
Oatmeal 7. 15
Cornmeal 71 1:i
Matches 12i 15
Candles: Tallow T7 15
Other kinds 79 15
Fruit: Dried all kinds 7A 15
Canned and bottled 7. 15
Fresh 1: 20
13eef salted and pickled 7. 15
Pork ,, ,, ,, 72 15
Stock & Poultry feed 71 15
Butter -- Table 7T 15
Salt Coarse 20 25
Oil (Cooking) in bulk 71 12
Fish smoked bloaterss) 71 15
LIST D. GENERAL (i)
NOTE: Prices outside of Roseau sh I be subject to an additi nal
5% increase on all articles s5 e ified in this list.
illaximum p, ctentuge which
mty be ,idd"d to lIt ,dd ,ost.
Slates -- School 333
Soap -- Toilec 25
Stationery Inc'uding Pens, Per cils,
Erasers, Exercise & Copy Books 833
Printed at the Bulletin Office, Roseau, by Authority.