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Dominica.


Official


Gazette.


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VOL. LXXVI.


ROSEAU, THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1953.


Government Notices.


No. 203
GOVERNOR'S APPEAL FOR FUNDS
FOR WESTMINSTER ABBEY
THE Prime Minister has launched 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-
bution.
Subscriptions should be lodged at
Barclays Bank and marked Westminster
Abbey Appeal Fund.
Ref. 211/53
June 22nd, 1953
No. 204
THE attention of the General Public
is invited to the scheme for organisa-
tion of relief in the event of a hur-
ricane, which is re-published in this
S issue of the Oficial Gazette.
2/30.
B.72 q8l

)61/9


ORGANISATION AND PROCEDURE FOR
REPORTING ON DISTRESS AND
ORGANISING RELIEF IN THE
EVENT OF A HURRICANE

HURRICANE DISTRICTS.
1. For the purpose of hurricane
report and relief, the Colony shall
be divided into the following four
Hurricane Districts:-
(a) THE ROSEAU DISTRICT, as
bounded by the jurisdiction of
the Roseau Town Council.
(b) THE WESTERN DISTRICT, being
Magisterial District "E" ex-
cluding Roseau.
(c) THE SOUTH EASTERN DISTRICT,
being Magisterial District' "F"
(d) THE NORTHERN DISTRICT, be-
ing Magisterial District "G.".
DISTRICT HURRICANE
AUTHORITIES.
2. There shall be a District Hurri-
cane Authority for each District as
follows:-
(a) For THE ROSEAU DISTRICT, the
Roseau Town Council.
(b) For THE WESTERN DISTRICT,
the Magistrate, District "E."
(c) For THE EASTERN DISTRICT,
the Magistrate, District "F".
(d) For THE NORTHERN DISTRICT,
the District Officer.
HURRICANE REPORTS.
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


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OFFICIAL GAZETfE, THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1953


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-
dered destitute.
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
sending daily or periodical reports, as
may be necessary, acting on his own
discretion.
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-
plete.
RELIEF.
6. In addition to the District Hur-
ricane Authorities, Local Hurricane
Authorities have been appointed as
follows :-
WESTERN DISTRICT.
Canefield, Morne Prosper, Loubiere,
Everton, Trafalgar, etc., Laudat and
Bellevue: The Dean of IRoseau and
Priests, The Honourable Austin Win-
ston.
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-
ette, Colihaut and Dublanc: The Par.
ish Priest, The Honourable H. D.
Shillingford, C.B.E.
EASTERN DISTRICT.
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
Head Teacher.
Rosalie: The Head Teacher.
San Sauveur, etc.: The P a r is h
Priest, the Head Teacher.
Castle Bruce: The Head Teacher.
NORTHERN DISTRICT.
Portsmouth and surrounding Dis-
trict : TheDstrict Officer.


Vieille Case etc. : The Parish Priest,
B.A. Royer, Esquire.
Wesley: The Parish Priest, James
Henry, Esquire.
Marigot: Reverend A. Williams, the
Head Teacher.
Hampstead and Calibishie: The
Head Teacher and The Sanitary Ir-
sp'ctor, Calibishie.
7. These Local Hurricane Authori-
ties will take emergency measures for
affording relief and will report as soon
as possible to the District Hurricane
Authority.
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 i0 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
Chairman
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
Minister, Roseau.

NOTICE.


HURRICANE WARNING.

1 At the beginning of the hurricane
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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.
DOMINICA.
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
CAUTIONARY SIGNAL.
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.
DANGER SIGNAL.
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.
CANCELLING SIGNAL.
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
hoisted.
With regard to Portsmouth, the
same signals will apply, the necessary
flags and red lanterns being hoisted
at the Police Station, Portsmouth.
2/30.

No 205
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.
2/30.
24th June, 1953
No. 243
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
LEAVE
His Honour the Administrator ihas been
pleased to grant to the Honourable Mrs.
ELMA NAPIEs two weeks leave of absence
as a Member of the Legislative Couincil
with effect from July 9th, 19I3.
Ref. 967/47
July 8th, 1953

No. 244
VISIT OF SIR S. V. LUKE, x c.,.G.
COMPT'ROLLER FOR DEVELOPmiA;ENT
AND WELFARE
IT is notified for general information
that Sir SThPHEN LUKE. K C M G Comp-
troller for Development and Welfare in
the West Indies and British Co-Chairman,
Caribbean Commission, is expected io
visit Dominica from Thursday, July 30th
to Monday, August 3rd, 1953.
Ref. M.I. 709,5Y
July 18th, 1953

No 245
ROSEAU TOWN COUNCIL
His Honour the Administrator has been
pleased to appoint CC. Beausoleil, Esquire
to be Revising Officer under Roseau
Town Council Ordinance, No 23 of 1937
in connection with the List of Voters
for the Election of members to the Roseau
Town Council for the period 195'/56.
Ref. M. 1'. 397/53
July 20th, 1953

No 246
ARRIVAL OF H.S EXCELLENCE
THE GOVERNOR
WITH reference to Gazette Notice No
235 of Juny 13th, 1953, it is notified for
genetla information that His Excelleney
EDWAND LiETHAM BIEJThAAM, C.M.G., C.V.O.
OB E.. Governor and Commnander-in-Chief
of the Windward Islands, will arrive in
the Colony on Monday, July 27th, by
I. AIl.S. T,' hrgh/ead B ry.
2 His Excellency an I Mrs BEST';IAM
are expected to land at Riseau at ab.ut
9.a0 a.m
Ref. 708 53
July 20th, 1!53

No 247
SWEARING-IN CEREMONY OF
rHIS EXCELLENCY TilE GOVii tNOR
WITH reference to Gazette Notice No
235 of July 13th, 1953, it is notified for
general information that His Excellency







OFFICIAL GAZETTE, THURSDAY JULY 23, 1953


EDWARD BETHAM BEETHAM, C.M.G., C.V.O.,
O.B E., Governor and Commander-in-Chief
of the Windward Islands, will arrive in
he Colony on Monday, July 27th, by
H M. S. Burghead Bay,
2. His Excellency will take the Oath of
Allegiance and the Oath for the due
Execution of the Office of Governor at the
Court House at 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday,
July 28th.
3 The programme for the Ceremony
will be as follows:-
His Excellency the Governor arrives
at the Court House.
His Excellency inspects the Guard
Honour.
His Excellency enters the Court
House.
The Governor's Commission is read
by the Acting Crown Attorney,
His Excellency takes the Oath of
Allegiance and the Oath for the
due Execution of the Office of
Governor.
Address of Welcome by the Senior
Unofficial Member of the Legis.
lative Conncil.
Reply by His Excellency.
His Excellency leaves the Court
House.
4. Members of the Executive and
Legislative Councils, Heads of Depart.
ments, and their Officials, Heads of Reli-
gious Denominations, Consular Officers,
Members of the Roseau Town Council,
Managers of the Banks, Members of all
Public Bodies and the general public
are invited to be present at the Court
House when His Excellency is sworn in on
Tuesday, July 28th ; all persons should be
in their places not later than 9.50 a.m.
Ref. C. 62/53
July 20th, 1953.


No. 248
MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF LEGISLA-
TIVE COUNCIL
THE minutes of a meeting of the
Legislative Council held on March 26th,
1953, is published with this issue of the
Official Gazette for general information.
July 23rd, 1953

No. 249
APPOINTMENTS
ANTOINE, Mrs. LUCINA, appointed G.S.O.
Class 111, Messenger, Agricultural
Department.
January 1st, 1953
861/52
ARCHER, VICTOR A.A., appointed Head.
master, Dominica Grammar School.
March 1st. 1950
1010/48
(To be substituted for Gazette Notice
of March 31st, 1950)


ELWIN, A.W., G.S.O. Chief Officer, Fore-
man Engine Driver, Cold Storage ap-
pointed Junior Assistant Mechanic,
Public Works Department.
January 1st, 1953
Ref. M.P. 1315/47
JOHN BAPTISTE, ARTHUR, 2nd Class
Warder, H. M. Prison, appointed 1st
Class Warder, H.M. Prison.
January 1st, 1953
Ref. M.P. 491/47
JULIEN, VERNON S., appointed Temporary
Clerk-Storekeeper, Central Livestock
Farm, on 2 years' probation.
April 16th, 1953
178/53
NORRIS, S. A., G.S.O. Class I. Assistant
Engine Driver, Cold Storage,appointed
Assistant Storekeeper, Public Works
Department.
January 1st, 1253
Ref. M. P. 1315/47
PATRICK, R. A., Baliff, District "G'
G.SO. Class III, appointed Baliff
District "G", G.S.O. Class II.
January 1st 1952.
21/51
ROMAIN, Miss RITA, Assistant Teacher,
Education Department, appointed
Assistant Librarian, Public Library.
July 13th, 1953
Ref. M. P. 349/52
July 16th, 1953





No. 250
LEAVE
CONNOR, VEDA, G S.O. Class IV, Nurse,
Portsmouth Hospital. vacation leave
from tllh to 18th July, 1953, inclu-
sive.
P.F. 424
PASCAL, Miss LEONIE,Telephone Operator,
Public Works Department vacation
leave from July 13th to 19th, 1953,
inclusive.
P. F. 199
PRINCE, P.H Livestock Officer, overseas
leave from July 14th, 1953, to January
9th, 1954, inclusive.
P. F. 734
ROCK, W, ST. C., Clerk. Goodwill Lstate,
vacation leave from July 8th to
August 26th, 1953, inclusive.
P. F. 816
RODNEY, S.F., District Agricultural In-
structor, vacation leave from July
14th to 17th 1953, inclusive.
P.F. 598
By Command
D. K. BURTON,
Ag. Government Secretary







OFFICIAL GAZEI

Departmental and other
Notices
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
AND FORESTRY
SOIL CONSERVATION
SCHEME.
GOVERNMENT has made funds avail-
able to assist farmers to carry out soil
conservation works on their holdings'
The scheme will be restricted to small
farmers only, and by way of defini-
tion, the term "Soil Conservation'
shall include the following works:-
Run off drains
Contour drains
Earth bunds
Stone barriers
Vegetative barriers
Tree Planting
Assistance to farmers will be govern-
ed by the following conditions:-
(a) The farmer must exercise a
fair measure of self help and must in-
itiate conservation works within the
limits of his own resources before
payment of any grant can be made.
(b) Only farmers having farms
able to support a family, or those hav-
ing farms capable of being rendered
able to do so will be eligible for assist-
ance. In this connection, preference
will be given to farmers in an area
who group themselves together so
that the area can be treated as a whole
and as an economic unit
(c) Farmers must apply for assis-
tance to their District Agricultural In-
structors and will be required to pre-
pare in consultation with the Instruct-
or aroughplan of their holding, show-
ing the intended cropping plan and
the proposed rehabilitating soil con-
servation measures, all jointly aimed
at providing for the best use of the
land.
(d) The plan must receive the ap-
proval of the Agricultural Superinten-
dent before the work is started.
(e) Money will only be paid to
farmers whose plans have been ap.
proved by the Agricultural Superin
tendent and where the work done has
been inspected and certified by the
Agricultural Instructor.
(f) The maximum limit of assist-
ance will be up to $20.00 and the
amount payable will depend on how
the work is done.
(g) Assistance may also be given
in kind, e.g. tools, forks, spades, etc.


~TE, THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1953.

or in cash and kind,
not exceeding the v
Applications for a
made before the 31s1
ST. G
Agricultural Su


but in every case
value of $20.00.
assistance must be
t July, 1953.
C. COOPER,
p rintendent.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
AGRICULTURAL EXHIBITION
OCTOBER 1953
THE Agricultural Superintendent
desires on behalf of the Central Exibition
Committee to acknowledge with gratitude
One Cup donated by Their Lordships the
Bishops for competition at the forth-
coming Exhibition.
The Committee will be grateful to
receive any prizes in cash or kind which
any business firm or person interested in
agricultural development may wish to
give. All such donations will be publicly
acknowledged.
;T. G. C COOPER.
Agricultural Superintendent.
STGCC/af
July 13th, 1953.

Notice

A Court for the revision of the
Voters' List of the Roseau Town
Council for the period 1953/56 will be
held at the Court House, Roseau at 11
o'clock in the forenoon on Wednes-
day, the 29th day of July, 1953.
Dated this 21st day of July, 1953.
C C BEAUSOLEIL
Revising Officer.

REGISTRY DEPARTMENT
NOTICE

Trade Marks Office,
Dominica.
7th July 1953.
CLINTON FOODS INC. of 445 Park
Avenue, New York. State of New York
United States of America, have applied
for the registration of one trade mark
consisting of the following words: -



SIOW CIOP
in Class 42. that is to say, frozen, canned.
packaged, fresh and dried fruits, vegeta.
blues, meats, fruit and vegetable juices
poultry, dairy products, spaghetti and
alimentary pastes, cereals, desserts, and
soups.
The applicants claim that they have
been using the sail tra Ie uirk in r, pct







OFFICIAL GAZETTE, THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1953


of the said goods for seven years before
the 14th day of April, 1953.
Any person may within three months
from the date of the first appearance of
this advertisement in the Dominica Offi-
cial Gazette, give notice in duplicate, at
the Trade Marks Office, Dominica, of
opposition to the registration of the said
trade mark.
A. B. MARIE
Ag.iRegistrar of Trade Marks,
DOMINICA.
Agent:-
C. A. H. DUPIGNY, Esq.,
Chambers,
ROSEAU.

DOMINICA.
The Registratien of United Kingdom
Trade Marks Ordinance, 1946

AMBASSADOR
APPLICATION is hereby made for the
Registration in the Register, of the
United Kingdom Trade Mark No. 398266
registered on the 10th. December, 1919,
and for the issue to the Bloch Bros. (Dis-
tillers) Limited, of 138 Renfield Street,
Glasgow, Scotland ; of a Certificate of
Registration in the Colony of Dominica
for the said Trade Mark.
Dated the 14th. day of July, 1953.
CLIFTON A. H. DUPIGNY,
Agent
To the Registrar of Trade Marks.
Dominica.

ROSEAU TOWN COUNCIL

Minutes of Meeting held on
April 15th 1953.
AT a meeting of the Roseau Town Coun-
cil held this day, there were present:--
Hon. N, A. Jeffers, Chairman,
Mr. L. O. Green,
Mr. P. O. Winston,
Mr R. Bernard Royer,
Mr. G A. James.
Absent:-
Hon. John Bully,
Mr. G. A. Grant.
Minutes: Minutes of the meeting of
the Roseau Town Council held on the 18th
March, 1953, which had been previously
forwarded to Members, were confirmed
Arising out of the minutes it was de.
cided that, in view of the death of Miss
Hilda de Ravaraire on the 26th March,
1953, the remission of Municipal Tax
granted to her for the current year be
revoked.
Vote for Expenditure : Accounts and
Pay Lists for payment amounting to
$3447.64 which were allowed to lie on the
table at the last meeting of the Council,
until examined by the Accounts Commit-
tee, were taken up.
On the motion of Mr. Green. seconded
by Mr. Royer. it was resolved that the


expenditure of the sum of $3447.64 for
the services of the Council during the
month of February be sanctioned,
The motion was put to the vote and
carried.
Accounts and Pay Lists passed by the
Accounts Committee fof payment amount-
ing to $3431.29 were laid on the table.
On the motion of Mr. Grell, seconded
by Mr. Royer, it was resolved that the
expenditure of the sum of $3431.29 for
the services of the Council during the
month of March, be sanctioned.
The motion was put to the vote and
carried.
Statement of the Town Fund : State-
ment of the Towr, Fund for the month of
March was read showing a credit balance
of $1,196.72 on the 31st March, 1953.
Reports: The Town Clerk's Report,
which had been previously circulated to
members, was laid on the table.
Mr. Grant came in and took his seat.
The Town Clerk reported that he has
been recently experiencing difficulty in
having the Town Council cases heard at
the Magistrate's Court. It was the prac-
tice in the past to fix Tuesday mornings
each week for hearing cases of persons
prosecuted for branches of the Council's
By-Laws, but as a result of continual
postponements there was an accumula-
tion of cases pending.
It was resolved that His Honour the
Administrator be written to asking
whether the practice which existed in the
past could not be continued.
The Meat Inspector's Report for the
month of March was read.
The Chief Sanitary Inspector's Report
for the month of March. which had been
previously circulated to members, was
laid on the table.
Scholarships : Terminal Reports of the
Scholarship Holders for the Lent Term at
the Convent and Wesley High Schools
were read.
It was resolved that the parents of
Patricia Dyer should be informed that
the Council was dissatisfied with her
Terminal Repnrt for the Lent Term. 1953,
and, unless some improvement is made
during next term, it may be necessary for
the Council to consider the discontinuance
of the Scholarship.
Aedes Agypti : A letter dated 31st
March, 1953 from the Government Secre-
tary was read relative to the incidence of
Aedef; Agypti in Roseau.
Remission of Taxes : Applications of
Miss Francillia Thomas for remission of
Land and Houso Tax 1952, and of Fran-
cillia Thomas, Fannie Bernard, James
Smith and Revd. W. J. Barrett for remis-
sion of Municipal Tax for the current
year were read.
It was resolved that the application be
granted.
Septic 7ank : A letter dated 27th
March, 1953 from the Senior Medical
Officer relative to the application of Miss
Utina Thomas to instal a Septic Tank on
her premises in Kings Lane was read.
It was resolved that the application be
granted.
Building applications : A Memorandum
dated 1st April, 1953 from the Secretary,
Central Housing and Planning Authority
was read informing the Council that the







OFFICIAL GAZETTE,. THURSDAY. JULY 23, 1953.


as complying with the provisions of the
Buildings By-Law:-
Irving Clarendon- To erect a dwelling
house in Hack Street.
Donald Tavernier -- To erect a dwelling
house and business premises in River St.
Olive N. Cuffy-- To erect a dwelling
house in Eliot Avenue, PottersvUle.
A. A. Bruney To elect a dwelling
house in Eliot Avenue, Pottersville
Daniel George- To erect a Workshop
in Potter Street, Pottersville.
James Isles- To erect a privy at Good-
will.
The following applications under the
Buildings by-Law were approved by the
Council :-
Asquith Collins- Toereet a kitchen in
Victoria Street
Lydia Logan- To erect a kitchen in
New Street.
Anna Charles- To erect a kitchen in
Great Marlborough Street
John Reuben Severin To erect a
kitchen in Steber Street, Pottersville
G. S. Didier To erect a garage in
Turkey Lane
Thomas Mercer- To remove adwelling
house from Hanover Street to River Bank.
Assessmnt of Propcrties : A letter dated
31st March, 1953 from Margaret Luke
objecting to the valuation fixed by the
Council on her property at Pottersvilie
was read.
It was decided that the matter be held
over until the re-valuation of Propertie3
in Roseau.
Cridlet at W'indsor Park : A letter dated
7th march. 1953 from Mr. C. O. James was
read complaining that his wife was hit by
a cricket ball during the playing of a
match at Windsor Park.
A letter dated 8th March, 1958 from
Mr. G. A. James was read relative to the
judgement given in the case of C.O. James
wz. Roseau Town Council.
A Bill of costs taxed by the Registrar
was also read.
It was decided that .the Council should


applications of the undermentioned per
sons were considered and approved, viz:-
A. C. Shilingford & Co., Ayoub Dib. L.A.
Roberts and Gerald Phillip.
The following applications were recom-
mended to the Central Housing Authority
(i) seek proper legal opinion in this mat-
ter; (ii) acknowledge receipt of Mr. C. O.
James' letter and state that the matter
is receiving consideration; and (iii) a
.copy of Mr, C.O James' letter be forward-
ed to the Dominica Amateur Spnrts Asso-
ciation.
(!.onaittrcs : It was resolved that the
following members be elected to serve on
the undermentioned Committees:
IVater l'Vor,..: Dr. Terrell, Mr. Grant,
Mr. Green and Mr. Royer
,aaulitation : I)r Terrell, Mr. Green. Mr.
James and M-. Royer.
Fia'owae and Jar,,it.s : Mr. Bully, Mr.
.James, Mr. Green and Mr. Winston.
Markets : Dr. Terrell, Mr. Royer and
Mr, Winston.
.Miltc, : Mr. Bully, Mr. G een, and
Mr. James
Wlindsor PI : Mr. (Grant, Mr. Royer,
Mr Winston and Mr James
Ili'daion: Mr. Hully. Mr. Grant, Mr.
Green, Mr. Ro3er, Mr. Winston and Mr.
James.
,Vo.ks ,nl, St,s crs : Mr. Grant., Mr. James,
Mr. Royer and Mr. Winston.
Illuat itm, of Prioprt/'i.e : The question of
the Valuation of the Properties in Roseau
was discussed.
It was suggested that the Directorate
of Colonial Surveys be approached,
through the Central Government. with a
view to obtaining an aerial map of Roseau
.of a scale of 1 in 2500.
The Council rose.
Confirmed this 201th day -of May. 1953.
N. A. JEFFERS,
Chairman.
Roseau Town Council.







OFFICIAL GAZETTE, THURSDAY JULY 23, 1953

SALE OF PROPERTIES FOR THE RECOVERY OF TAXES

PROVOST MARSHAL'S OFFICE,
DOMINICA,
10th July, 1953.
TAKE NOTICE that the following properties will be sold by Public
Auction on the day and at the place hereinafter mentioned.


Properties.


1 house, Bay Street
1 house, Egmont Street
1 house, Grandby Street
1 lot, Halifax Street
1 lot, Harbour Lane
1 lot, Hillsborough Street
1 house, Pembroke Street
1 lot, Rodney Street
1 house, Rollo Street
1 lot, I house, 1 out house,
Bay Street
1 lot, 1 house, Bay Street
1 house, 1 outhouse, Bay St.
1 lot, Bedford Street
I lot, Harbour Lane
1 house. Lagoon
1 lot. Rodney Street
1 outhouse, Rodney Street
1 lot,1l house, 1 out house,
Rollo Street
1 house, Rollo Street
1 lot, 2 houses, Bay Street
1 house, Bay Street
1 outhouse, Bay Street
I1 lot, house, 1 out house,
Harbour Lane
1 house, Harbour Lane
1 lot, Melville Street
1 house,1 outhouse. Rollo St.
1 house, Rollo Street
1 house, Bay Street
2 houses, Bay Street
1 lot, Bay Street
1 house, 1 out house,
Harbour Lane
1 lot, Pembroke Street
1 house, 2 out houses,
Pembroke Street
1 house, Pembroke Street
1 house, Bedford Street
1 house, Rodney Street
1 lot, Scott Street
1 lot, 1,house, 1 out house,
Bay Street
1 lot, Scott Street
Mt. Aeolous
1 lot, 1 house, Bay Street
1 house, Douglas Street
1 lot. 1 house, 1 out house,
Pembroke Street
1 house, Pembroke Street
1 lot, 1 house, Pembroke St,
1 lot, Scott Street
1 house, Bay Street
1 house, Bedford Street
1 house. 1 out house, Bay St.
1 lot, Harbour Lane
do


Place of Date of
Sale. Sale. Reason why Sold.


Provost
Marshal's
Office.
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Thursday, For default in payment
13th Aug. of Land & House Tax,
1953, (Pmth) 1952 by:-
at 10 a.m. Stephanie Alfred
,, Mary Augustin
Augustine Anthony
Rebecca Anthony
,, Evannah Ambrose
S J.C. Andre
S Edoxia Andrew
S Jno. Eugene Azille
S Zepporah Aaron


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SFoster A. Benjamin
i F.A. Benjamin
L. Bellony
Hudson Benjamin
F.A. Benjamin
Sorroway Belsujet
F.A. Benjamin
Margarette Buntin

Sylvanie Bethelmie
Howard Benjamin
I Isaac Cyrille
do
do

James Cyrille
Alexina Charles
Mann Charles
Josiah Charles
do
L.L. Douglas
Ayoub Dib
do

L.L. Douglas
Weymouth Daniel

Rupert Dinard
T.F. Desbonnes
Beatrice Edward
Lewis Francis
Francillia Francis

Flora George
Harold George
Est. R.F. Garraway
Hartwig Henry
Adelaide Hamilton

Est. J.B. Hector
Rachel Hendricks
Enid Hypolite
Earl W. Hector
Est. Buddy Israel
Josephine Israel
Rosabelle Jules
Mrs. Eliza Joseph
Arthur Jones







OFFICIAL -GAZETTE, THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1958


Properties


Plqce of
Sale

Provost
Marshal's
Office.


Date of I
Sale Reason why Sold:

Thursday, For default in payment
[3th Aug. of Liand & House Tax,
1953. (Pmth) lt:,5 by:--


1 lot, Harbour Lane ,, at 10 a.m. Est. Lena Joe
1 outhouse. Ho'land Street ,, ,, Leontine Jno. Baptiste
1 lot, 2 houses, Middle Lane ,, I Martine Jean
1 house, Lagoon ., Lorlin Jervais
1 outhouse, Pembroke St. ,, ,, do
1 house, Rodney Street ,. ,, Phin Joseph
1 lot, Unper Lane ,. ,, Etbelina Joseph
1 lot. 2 houses. 1 out house,
Bay Street ,, F.A. Leslie
1 lot, Bay Street ,, ,, Everlina Lewis
do ., ,, Everlina Leroy
1 house, Bedford Street ,,,, Clarita Lewis
1 lot, Harbour Lane ,, i ,, Everlina Leroy
1 house, Pembroke Street ,, ,, John Lawrence
1 lot, I house, 3 out houses,
Rollo Street ,, George Laynis
1 house, Bay Street ,, Emily Moulon
1 house,1 outhouse, Bay St. ., ,, Est. J.R Montrose
1 lot, 3 houses, 1 out house,
Bay Street .,, ,, Est. R.S. Mitchlel
1 house, 1 outhouse, Bay St. ,, ,, Joseph Magloire
1 lot, Bay Street ,, .. do
1 outhouse, Bay Street ,, Josephine Magloire
1 house, Egmont Street ,, ,, Rhonie Magloire
1 lot, Harbour Lane ,, ,, Toussaint Matthew
I house, 1 outhouse,
Harbour Lane ,, ,, Eldica Magloire
1 lot, Pembroke Street ., Evy Montr, se
1 lot. 1 house, Rodney St. ,, ,, Wo drow Magloire
do Bay Street ,, Rose Ann Peter
do Bedford St. ,, J.F. Phipps
1 lot, Bedford Street ,, Heywood Powell
do Harbour Lane ,. ,. James A. Pinard
1 house, Lagoon ,,, Destin Pierre Louis
1 outhouse. Pembroke St. ,, ,, .A. Pow, 11
1 house, 1 outhouse, Rodney SUT ,, Philomen Peter
do ,, Emma Peter
1 lot, 2 houses, I out house,
Pembroke Street I ,, Lucia Quetelle
1 lot, I house. Harb Lane ,, ,, Ann L Rabess
1 lot. Melville Street ,. ., Ernestine Roma:n
1 house. 1 outhouse.
Pembroke Street ,, ,, Elaine Rodney
1 lot. 1 house, 2 out houses,
Bay Street ,, A.C. Shillingford & Ce
2 lots, 2 houses, 1 out house,
Bay Street ,, ,, H.D. Shillingferd
1 lot, 1 house, Bay Street ,, E M. Stedman
1 lot, Bay Street ,, James Sabin
1 house, Lagoon ,, Jeanne St. Louis
I lot, 1 house, Scott Street ,, ,, Selina sanford
1 llt, 1 ho'ise. 1 outhouse,
Scott Street ,, Beatrice Steadman
-1 lot. Bay Street ,, .. Est. J G. Taverniir
1 house, Douglas Street Rebecca Theodore
do Harbour Lane .. ,, Tyrell Tavernier
do Upper Lane ,, ,, Joannes Tavernier
1 outhouse,Queensboro St. ,. ,, Evelyn Vdal
1 lot, 1 house, I outhouse, ,
Rollo Street ,, Sister Vidal
1 lot, 1 house. Bay Street Vaines ial;ace
do Melville St. ,, Gerald Wallace
1 house, Rodney Street ,. Patrick William
1 lot, Rollo Street ,, Aieityne Watty
,; lot. Scott Street ___ Loderick Wallace
The above sale will commence at.1 o'clock in the forenoon and will be
subject to the conditions contained in the Collection of Taxes Act, 188."
-A.B. MI -\ fE,--4Actr. J,'/, s/ aii c.siu!i













METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER K


Date

1953.


Day.


April 1 Wed.
,, 2 Thurs.
,, 3 Fri.
,, 4 Sat.
,5 Sun.
,, 6 Mon.
7 Tues.
8 Wed.
,, 9 Thurs.
,, 10 Fri.
,, 11 Sat.
,, 12 Sun.
,, 13 Mon.
,, 14 Tues.
,, 15 Wed.
., 16 Thurs.
,, 17 Fri.
,, 18 Sat.
,, 19 Sun.
,, 20 Mon.
21 Tues.
22 Wed.
23 Thurs.
24 Fri.
,, 25 Sat.
26 Sun.
27 Mon.
,, 28 Tues.
29 Wed.
30 Thurs.


METER.


Wet.

9a.m. 3p.m.


THERM4


Dry.

9a.m. 3p.m.


81 87
81 86
81 86
81 85
80 86
81 86
80 77
82 85
82 85
78 85
82 86
84 87
84 88
81 88
84 87
84 88
81 86
83 84
79 80
78 80
79 80
76 78
83 84
78 84
77 84
75 81
75 81
73 85
82 87
82 85


79
79
78
79
78
79
79
79
77
77
78
79
79
79
76
76
76
75
76
74
75
75
75
75
76
75
74
7d
76
76


Relative
Humidity.

9a.m. 3p.m.


90
72
72
67
76
76
85
76
76
76
67
67
72
72
67
64
67
67
80
85
85
100
72
80
89
94
91
85
67
72


65
69
65
72
65
69
90
72
64
64
65
69
62
62
56
53
59
60
80
72
76
85
60
60
64
72
67
CO
57
60


~


M. P. 224/50


EPT AT BOTANICAL GARDENS, DOMINICA.
Barometer
Corrected.
Thermometer. Reduced to 32 Fh Rainfall for the Rainfall for the
and Sea Level. Rainfall. Year 1953. Year 1952.

axm. Min'm. 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Mths. Ins. Pts. Mths. Ins. Pts.

-
87 75 29.99 29.96 X.0 January 3.94 January 1.85
87 75 29.99 2999 .0 February 4. 89 February 1. 59
87 75 30 00 29.98 .00 March 4 11 March 1. 38
86 75 30.00 29 94 00 April 4. E51 April 4. 29
87 75 29.94 9.3 .00 Total 7. 491 Total 9. 11
88 76 2993 29 88 .25 o
87 77 29.95 29 99 .O
86 77 2995 '9 95 .00
86 77 29.93 2986 .00
86 76 29.91 2986 .CO
87 77 2992 29.98 .00
88 76 29.95 29 90 .00
90 78 30O0 2 9.93 .CO
90 77 29.99 29.91 .00
89 77 239.96 29.91 .0O
89 76 29.98 29 93 .06
89 72 30.02 29.26 .CO
85 72 29.96 29.90 .35
85 71 30.00 29 96 .O .
85 70 30.02 2998 .23
85 71 30.CO 29.98 .15
86 71 30 (2 29 96 .35
87 70 3C 00 29.98 .CO
87 70 30.00 29 95 00
86 69 30(5 30.C0 .15
85 68 30 (2 29 8 .80 cA
83 67 0 04 30.C0 .21
88 68 30 02 9.8 .
88 68 30.00 29 96 .00
87 71 30.03 29 98 2 00

4.55


79
75
75
74
75
76
77
77
77
73
75
77
78
77
77
76
74
76
75
75
76
76
77
74
75
74
74
75
75
76






OFFICIAL GAZETTE, THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1953. 239

In the Supreme Court of the Windward Islands
and Leeward Islands,
DOMINICA CIRCUIT.
In the matc-r of the Forest, Soil and Water Coinservation Ordinance, ) 46.
And
In the matter of the Title to the Stonehill Estate situate in the Parish
of St. Joseph in the Colony of Dominica
ELIZABETH II. By the Grace of GoD of 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-
after described.
WHEREAS it has been made to app-ar 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 S preme 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 ni nth from the date of appearance, lodge in the sail
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 CGurt
to be hereunto affixed at Roseau this 5th day of June, 1953.
T. A. BOYD,
Registrar.


(W-0

No. 221
RADIO TELEPHONIC HURRIC NE WARNINGS IN THE CARIBBEAN AREA
THE following chart of the hurricane warning broadcast schedule for 1953 is
Rublished for general information :-
Ref .50/50
24th June, 1953.









240 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1953


Radio Telephonic Hurricane Warnings in The Caribbean Area
PREPARED BY ThE EASTER'IN CARIBBEAN HURRICANE COMMITTEE AND ISSUED) BY
THE CENTRAL SECRETARIAT OF THE CAR.1BBEAN COMMISSION.
1953
_------- ---- ----------- -- ---- -- I- II- luumnmllil Imium-


Frequency


1540 Kes (194.8M)


Station VPN 2 2558 Kes (117.3IM)


BRITISHH
HONDVI RAS

Radio Belize


BRITISH
( UIANA
Radio Demerara

ZFY


D)emerara Radio


VRY


CURACAO
Curacao Radio






DOMINICAN
REPUBLIC
Radio Piloto


La Vox
Dominicana



French Antilles
Radio Gd/loupi

Radio Mar/iqui


5981 Kcs ( 50.2M)

1230 Kcs (243.9M)


2558 Kes (117.3M)


8783.1 Kcs*
(34.21M)


2735 Kes (109.69M)


620 Kcs
1380 Kcs
5970 Kcs
9735 Kcs
100 Mlcs*

650 Kcs
7447 Kcs
1500 Kcs


(483.9M)
(217.4M)
( 50.3M)
( 30.8M)
(30 cm.)

( 460M)
(40.29M)
( 200M)


Fort-de-France 2185 Kes (137.29M)
Radio 2545 Kes (117.87M)


JAMAICA


Radio Jamaica


4950 Kcs
3305 Kcs
720 Kes


( 60.6M)
( 90.6M)
( 41 M)


Broadcast 'limtes
Special
Hurriciiane Warnings
(GMT LOCAL


On receipt and at each
hour thereafter



0500 Midnight
1700 12.00 noon
and on request


1120


7 35 a in.


161N 12 30 p.m
2010 4.25 p.m.
0050 9 05 p nn.
On receipt and at end
of first silence period






1:300 8 30 a m.
22(0 5.30 p.m.


1700
0300

1800
0100





0005'

2305







1235
1530
1830
2030



1234
1734
2313
0214

1304


12.00 noon
10.00 p.1m.

1.00 p,im.
8.00 p.1m.





8.05 p m.

7,05 p m.






8.35 a in.
11 30 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
4 30 p m.

Monday to
Saturday
7.34 a.m.
12.34 p.m.
6.13 p m.
9.14 p.m.
Sunday
8,04 a.m.


IBroadlcast Times
Daily
Weather Reports


GMT


1415*
1815
0015


0500
1700


LOCAL


9 15 a.m.
1,15 p.m.
7.15 p.m.


Midnight
12 00 noon


None


None


1700
0300

1800
0100





1635'

1715


12.00 noon
10.00 )p t,.

1.00 p m.
8.00 p.m.





12 35 p.m.

1.15 p.m.


1235 8.35 a.m.
1530 11.30 a.m.
1830 2.30 p.m.
2030 4.30 p in.

Monday to
Saturday

1231 7 34 a m.
1734 12.34 p.m.
2313 6.13 p.m.
0214 9.14 p.m.
Sunday
1304 8.04 a.m.


Announcenimut i Language
. no Hurricane'of Broad-
Warnings cast




None English




None English 4


English


c
f


Remarked


T o0 Watts. Forecasts are
:iven after local news
Announcements broad-
ast at times stated
includes summary of
)ut-Island weather re-
orts for 7.30 am
50 Watts. Information
available on request by
ailing VPN2 and asking
or Meteorological Office.




Information not yet
received for 1953


None English Storm warnings are
given immediately
after news trals-
missions

English 500 Watts


"No hurricane English
warnlillg'(3 times
or "Hurricane
warning may be
expected in ..min-
utes please stand
by" (3 times


None






None

None







None


None


English
and
Sprniish
Spanish






French

French







French


English


The station is nor-
nmally closed from
0345 to 0945 GMT

3n00 Walts. Area cover-
ed is Caribbean up t- 250
N, Gulf of Mexico and
Florida
* Warnings can be re-
peated on frequencies
4413 8 Kcs, 13172 9 Kcs or
17332 9 Kcs on special re-
quest from ships.






'Frequency modul-
ated





*July 15 to Nov. 15
only. During periods
of serious disturbance
in the Caribbean,
Radio Guadelolupe &
iadio Martinique
work uninterrupted-
ly and give lulletins
on the hour until end of
disturbance.
Bulletins preceded by
station identification and
three minutes of music


On short wave: 5000 watts
On medium wave: 500
watts. In the event of a
hurricane warning, reg-
ular programmes will be
interrupted to give the
latest bulletins as receiv-
ed from the Meteorologi-
cal Office in addition to


Station


BAHAMAS *

Nassau
Station ZNS


I











OFFICIAL GAZETiTE, THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1953


Station


Frequency


Station VQI 2590 Kcs (115 8MI)




I'UERTO RIC'O(
San Juan WIPR1 940 Kcs (319.14M)


WKAQ 620 Kcs (483 87M)


Broadcast Times
Special
Hurricane Warnings

GMT LOCAL l
1729 12 29 p m.
2313 6.13 p.m.
0214 9.14 p itn
1315 8.15 ;1.11.
1800 1.00 p.m.
2400 7 00 p.u.
0300 10.00 p n.


1000
100

2200


0.00 n.111
12.00 ioo ll

6 00 p.m.


Biowloast Tinies
Daily
W tleiIelIosts


1720
2313
0214







1 ,00
2030*

2115

* t"xuel
unii lnay.


.LOC AL
12 29 p.in
6 13 p.m.
19 1 p.m.
None





S11 00 a 1t.
4 30 p.m.

5 15 p.m.

at.urdday and


Annom weisi nt-i L;ilI;uIal;
if n. fllrriui.e 'of IBroad- link
WVartningh 'a

the reports at the stated
times In the event of a
Nollet 'hurricane threat to Jhm-
aica, Radio Jamaica oill
remain on the air to q;.e
reports and bulletins un-
None E ugli]l til the danger is ovicr

I200 Watos



-oNll" Enl+]ish Vl.000 Waits
E4 The san-tr weather re-
;lld ports a n i hurricvne
Spniil warnings are al-o carried
S b other radie stations in
5.15 Puerto Rico
|ltro3ta'.t AFRS-ACE 1470 Kes
S.2 4 ,.M I
ill "p11I- ,WIAC 50 Koes (.'I .24M)
Si.hl o, lv |W 1 74, K 4-, .4V1 ;
I N jWNELM60IKies 348 .).ili4
1WITA 140i KI(:; (214..2 M)
W WRi o 144 lKes ('.: b. :;,3M
WAP.A 080( Kes 14.1 It-M I


ot) K Is (:379 -11)
:3273T Kcs (91 0111


a00) I.121. to
0(01 11.112. only1
.2-43) s o.1


l~iil t)) 22o ,' :3105( Kcas 90V*.M '71
1 8.1 C ( 2 S,,I A)


120o

2400)
0:100



1 ,30
I *-'.')
l.SjO


8 00 21. I1
2 01)j. l
8 lf) 2 2


11.001 12.11


I 10.54
S 1210

S 2351


6 54 in.
8. 10 1.111.
]7.40 p int
7.54 p il.


1 20( 8.UO0 U.m.


N2212u



?N~l))


Egii..b ~ 7{K.: 5" 12 WalL.
7~ 7 00 Vvtls
Tihe wowea rr V t 0 :ire
*hoad~el 1 21 (11(2. 1 1'
r1e, s 0 lall its : itll
01", approximiate


owli ii 40 J\ al- Iii l
E2gi1 3 10 "'s 2.5 W~i I s

iIM 1 :l .S AIIS: 1.7) Vaftic


Il I I -+30 theve;l Reri


DOMINICA
Printed at the BULLMIIPN (iFFIC-0 N, lJ. -tBy N, iuthot'itv


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COUNCIL CHAMBER,
COURT HOUSe,
ROSEAU,
Thursday, March 26th, 1953.

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
MINUTE ES OF PROCEEDINGS.
----------fy-
AT a meeting of the Legislative Council of Dominica held at
11 a.m. this day:-
Present:
His Honour H L. LINDO, Administrator (President)
The Honourable C. ADDISON HARNEY, Crown Attorney
,, ,, J. BULLY, Financial Secretary
,, ,, C.J.L. DUPIGNY, First Nominated Member
,, ,, J.O. AIRD, Second Nominated Member.
,, ,, G. AUSTIN WINSTON, Member for the Roseau
Northern Electoral District.
,, ,, Mrs. ELMA NAPIER, Third Nominated Member
,, ,, STAFFORD ALFRED, Member for the Eastern
Electoral District.
R.B. DOUGLAS, Member for the Portsmouth
Electoral District.
,, ,, F.O.C. HARRIS. Member for the Roseau South-
ern Electoral District.
,, ,, N.A. JEFFERS, Member for the Western Elec-
toral District.
,, ,, LIONEL LAVILLE, Member for the Northern
Electoral District.
,, ,, R.P. ST. LUCE, Member for the Southern Elec-
toral District.
Absent:
The Honourable H.D. SHILLINGFORD, C.B.E.. Member for the
North-Western Electoral District,
Deputy President.
PRAYER
The meeting was opened with prayer.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
The minutes of the meeting held on February 24th, 1953,
having been previously circulated, were taken as read and con-
firmed.
DEATH OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN MARY
The Honourable First Nominated Member, seconded by the
Honourable Member for Portsmouth, moved the suspension of
the Standing Rules and Orders to enable an humble Address of
condolence from the Council to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
on ihe death of Her Majesty Queen Mary to be read.








The motion was put to the vote and passed unanimously.
The Honourable First Nominated Member, seconded by the
Honourable Member for Roseau North, moved the adoption by
the Council of the following Address:-
To: Her Most Gracious Majesty Elizabeth II, by the Grace
of God of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions be-
yond the Seas, Queen, Defender of the Faith.
We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the
President and Members of the Legislative Council of Dominica
most humbly tender to Your Most Gracious Majesty and all mem-
bers of the Royal Family the deep sympathy of the people of
Dominica on the death of Queen Mary. We are grateful for the
memory of dignity, graciousness and courage that she has left to
us."
The Council standing the motion was put to the vote and
carried unanimously.
The President stated that it would give him great pleasure
to forward the Address to the Secretary of State with the request
that it be submitted to Her Majesty.
PAPERS TO BE LAID
The following paper was laid on the Table by the Honourable
Financial Secretary:-
The Minutes of the Meeting of the Standing Committee on
Finance held on February 24th, 1953.
NOTICES
The Honourable Member for Portsmouth gave notice of his
intention to ask at a later stage of the proceedings two questions
on the following subjects:-
1 Training of Teachers
2 Agricultural Labourers
The Honourable Member for the Eastern District gave notice
of his intention to ask at a later stage of the proceedings a ques-
tion regarding the shortage of drugs in District Dispensaries.
The Honourable Financial Secretary gave notice of his inten-
tion to move at a later stage of the proceedings the introduction
of the Bill entitled "An Ordinance further to amend the Stamp
Ac'."
The Honourable Crown Attorney gave notice of his intention
to move at a later stage of the proceedings the Second and Third
Readings of the Bill entitled "An Ordinance relating to Agricul-
tural Small Tenancies and for purposes connected therewith."
The Honourable Member for Portsmouth gave notice of his
intention to move at a later stage of the proceedings the adoption
by the Council of a Resolution regarding provision for a Reform-
atory School for the Colony.
QUESTIONS
The Holnourable Member for Portsmouth asked the fi allowing
questions:-







No. 1 "In view of the closing of the Pupil Teachers training
centre in this Colony and the absolute necessity of
trained teachers to carry out effectively the Education
Programne of this Colony will Government consider
augmenting the number of teachers to be sent abroad
for training each year?"
No. 2 "How many Agricultural Labourers are there in this
Colony who do not possess means of livelihood other
than their daily wage?"
The President read and circulated the following replies:-
No. 1 "The question of increasing the number of teachers
undergoing training abroad will be considered in re.
nation to the other demands on the funds of the
Colony."
No. 2 "'his information is not available."
The Honourable Member for the Eastern District asked the
following question:--
No. 3 "Why is it that some of the Dispensaries in the coun-
try Districts are always short of drugs?"
The President read and circulated the following reply:--
No. 3 "Government is not aware that some of the dispen-
saries in the country districts are always short of
drugs, A new system of distribution and control of
drugs was put into operation in 1952. Steps will be
taken to ensure, where necessary, that any deficiency
in the system will be corrected."
MOT IONS
1, GOVERNMENT
BILLS
Sor First Readings
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND FURTHER THE STAMP ACT
On a motion by the Honourable Financial Secretary seconded
by the Honourable Crown Attorney the above-mentioned Bill
shortly entitled the "Stamp Act (Amendment) Ordinance 1P53"
was read a first time.
For Second and Third Reading
AN ORDINANCE RELATING ; TO AGRICULTURAL SMALL
TENANCIES AND FOR PURPOSES CONNECTED 'IHEREWIITH
On a motion by the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded by
the Honourable Financial Secretary the above-mentioned Bill
shortly entitled the "Agricultural Small Tenancies Ordinance
1953" was read a second time.
The Council resolved itself into Committee to consider the
Bill clause by clause
Clauses 1-30 of the Bill passed the Committee stage with the
following amendments:-








Clause 2:
In the interpretation of "good husbandry"-
(i) the word "due" was substituted for the word "having"
in the seventh line; and
(ii) the words "being paid" inserted between the words
"regard" and "to" in the eight line.
The words "and Her Majesty in Her Government of the
Colony" were added to the end of the interpretation of "Land-
lord."
The interpretation of "small holding" was deleted and re.
placed by the following:-
"Small holding means any area of land under cultivation or
pasture or intended for cultivation or pasturage. with or
without building thereon, comprising not less than half an
acre or more than ten acres in one or more parcels of the
land of a landlord."
Clause 7: (i)
(i) The word "not" was inserted between the words "shall"
and "apply" in the second line;
(ii) the word "written" inserted after the word "subsist-
ing" in the third line; and
(iii) the following provision added ihereto:-
"Provided that all subsisting written contracts of tenan-
cy shall expire at the expiration of 12 months after the
coming into operation of this Ordinance or at such
earlier time as may be provided for in the contracts and
thereafter the provisions of this Ordinance shall apply."
Clause 7 (2)
Deleted and paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 re-numbered 2, 3 and 4.
Clause 7 (4)
The word "acceptable" was inserted in the fifth line between
the words "memorandum" and "to"
Clause 9:
The word "unregistered" was inserted in the third line be.
tween the words "any" and "contract"
Clause 11 (1) (a) (1):
(i) The words from "and" in the seventh line to "landlord"
at the end were deleted, and
(ii) the rest of the paragraph re-disposed to read as follows:
"where the tenant is convicted of larceny of agricultural
produce or livestock, or of being in possession of agricul-
tural produce or livestock stolen or unlawfully obtaine,
or where the tenant is serving a term of imprisonment
exceeding one year;"
Clause 13 (3):
The words 'in the Colony" were inserted-
(i) after the word "abode" in the fourth line; and
(ii) after the word "address" in the eighth line.








Clause 15 (2):
(i) The words "in the Colony" were inserted after the word
"agent" in the third line; and
(ii) the following proviso was added :
"Provided that no such agent shall be a person who.
within the last 5 years, has been convicted of larceny
of agricultural produce or livestock stolen or unlawfully
obtained."
Clause 17 (2) :
The words "for a period exceeding three years" were in-
serted after the word "tenancy" in the second line.
Clause 19 (1) :
The words "in the opinion of the Agricultural Superinten-
dent" in the proviso to this clause were deleted.
Clause 20 (2)
The words "under section 11 of this Ordinance" were deleted.
The Council resumed to adjourn.
ADJOURNMENT
On motion by the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded by
the Honourable Financial Secretary the Council adjourned until
2.30 p.m.
RESUME PTION
Thursday March 26th, 1953.
The Council resumed at 2.30 p.m.
PRESENT :
All the Members who were present in the morning.
The Council went into Committee to consid r the remaining
clauses of and the Schedules to the Bill
The rest of the Bill passed the committee stage with the fol-
lowing amendments and the Council resumed :-
Clause 34
The following words were added to the beginning of this
clause :
"Subject to the provisions of Section 7 (1)"
First Schedule
Para. 3 (iv)--The words "not to make charcoal," were added
at the beginning of this paragraph.
,, 3 (v) -The word "wood" was inserted after the word
"waste" in this paragraph.
On a motion by the Honourable Crown Attorney seconded by
the Honourable Financial Secretary the Bill as amended was read
a third time and passed.
(The Honourable Member for Roseau North obtained leave to
withdraw from the meeting.)








2. UNOFFICIAL
RESOLUTION
REFORMATORY SCHOOL
The Honourable Member for Portsmouth, seconded by the
Honourable Member for the Southern District. moved the adop-
tion by the Council of the following Resolution:
"WHEREAS the incidence of Juvenile delinquency is on the
increase in this Colony; and
WHEREAS it is imperative that definite steps be taken by
Government to arrest the growing wave of young criminals in
this Colony;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Government be urged to take
the necessary steps to provide a Reformatory School in this Colony
which will be able to take care of the delinquent youths of Dom-
inica."
The resolution was put to the vote and carried.
ADJO RNMENT
The Honourable Crown Attorney, seconded by the Honourable
Financial Secretary, moved the adjournment of the Council sine
die.
The Honourable Member for the Eastern District spoke on
the question of a road to the Windward coast.
The Council adjourned Sine Die.
W. 0. SEVERIN
Clerk of the Legislative Council.
Confirmed this 28th day of May, 1953.
(Sgd.) H. LINDO.
Administrator, President.




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