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Dominica.


Official


Gazette.


No. 68


Subli isbeb bp a t or (t p

VOL. LXXVI. ROSEAU, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1953.

Government Notices.


No. 344
LEAVE
BAPTISTE, A J., First Class Warder, H M.
Prison, vacation leave from October
24th to November 18th, 1953, inclusive.
P. F. 529.
October 22nd, 1953.
HURTAULT, E P, G.S.O. Class II, Boat.
man, Treasury Department, vacation
leave, prior to retirement, from
October 15th to December 3rd, 1953,
inclusive.
P. '. 21.
October 23rd, 1953.
JOSEPH, Miss E G.S O. Class III. Nurse-
Midwife, Medical Department, vaca-
tion leave from October 20th to
November 13th, 1953, inclusive.
P.F. 423
October 23rd, 1953,
No. 345
NON.DISALLOWAN@E OF
ORDINANCES
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
underment4oned Ordinances passed by the
Legislative Counoil of Dominica:-
No. 3 of 1953. Offences Against the
Person Act (Amendment) Ordinance,
1953.
Ref 939/48
October 23rd, 1953.
No. 9 of 1953. Agricultural Small Tenan"
cies Ordinance, 1953.
Ref. 523/51
October. 26th, 1953.

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No. 346
BRAZILIAN EMBASSY IN TOKIO
IT is notified for general information
that Senher WILSON SIDNEY LOBATO, who
until recently has carried out the duties
of Vice-Gonsul in Port of Spain, has been
transferred to the Brazilian Embassy in
Tokio.
Ref. 1293/49
October 23rd. 1963.
No. 347
POST F ASSISTANT MISTRESS,
GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL, ST. VINCENT
APPLICATIONS are invited for the post
of Assistant Mistress, Girls' High School,
St. Vincent
Applicants should be Graduates of
recognized Universities, and should be
able to teach French or Geography up to
the Higher School Certificate standard,
and Lacin and History in the Junior Forms.
The salary of the post is $1416 x $72 -
$1704 x $9)6 $1992 per annum, the sue.
cessful candidate starting at a point in the
salary scale in keeping with her experi-
ence. The post is pensionable.
Applications should reach the Assistant
Administrator and Establishment Officer
not later than 15th December, 1953.
Government Ofice,
St, Vincent.
No 318
Minutes of Meetings of Finance
Committee.
The minutes of the meetings of the
Finance Committee held on July 16th 1953
and August 13th 1953, are published with











OFFICIAL GAZETTE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1953


this issue of the Official Gazette for gene-
ral information.
October 29th 1953.
By Command
D K. BURTON,
Ag. Government Secretary


Departmental and other
Notices

REGISTRY DEPARTMENT
NOTICE
Trade Marks Office.
Dominica.
19th October, 1953.
COLUMBIA RECORDS INC., of 799
Seventh Avenue, New York 19, State of
New York, United States of America
have applied for the registration of one
trade mark consisting of the following
word :-


EPIC
in Class 8, that is to say, grooved Phono.
graph Records and Record Blanks, Phono-
graphs, Turntables, Sound Reproducers,
Pick-ups and component parts therefore.
The applicants claim that they have been
using the said trade mark in respect of
the said goods from the 9th June, 1953.
Any person may within three months
from the date of the first appearance of
this advertisement in the Dominica
Official Gazette, give notice in duplicate,
at the Trade Marks Office, Dominica, of
opposition to the registration of tne said
trade mark.
Registrar of Trade Marks,
DOMINICA.
Agent -
C. A. H. Dupigny,
Chambers,
Roseau.


POST OFFICE NOTICE
RELEASE OF STAMPS WITH HER
MAJESTY'S PORTRAIT
IT is notified for general information
that the following postage stamps of the
current definite issue bearing the portrait
of Her Majesty the Queen will be issued
on 15th January, 1954.
4c. vignette light brown border sepia
featuring Picking Oranges.
8c. vignette green border blue featuring
Drying Vanilla Beans.
A. D. BOYD,
Colonial Postmaster.
Ref. No. 246/52
19th October, 1953.


EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

British Council Scholarships 1954 --55
I. THESE scholarships are intended
normally to enable men and women who
are graduates or of similar status to carry
out advanced study or research in the
United Kingdom.
2. The duration is normally of 10
months though in special cases it may be
of two academic years of 22 months. A
full scholarship provides for payment of
fees, fares, maintenance and a book grant.
3. Only three scholarships have been
allowed to the whole of the British West
Indies. The standard is therefore high.
4. Further information may be ob-
tained from the Education Officer to
whom completed application forms with
all supporting documents should be sub.
mitted before November 21st, next.
(Sgd ) J. HAMILTON MAURICE,
Education Oticer.
Ref. M.P. 988/53
October 20th, 1953.

ENTRANCE TO THE DOMINIGA
GRAMMAR SCHOOL.
ALL prospective Students seeking entry
to the Dominica Grammar School in Jan-
uary 1951 will be expected to sit an
entrance examination to be held on the
School premises on Monday, December
14th and on Tuesday, December 15th.
Only those students who are able to fulfil
the entrance requirements will be
admitted.
Students of advanced ages will be
expected to reach a sufficiently high
standard to enable them to enter the
upper Forms. Birth Certificates and Cer-
tificates of Character from Head Teachers
of other Schools must be submitted on
the first morning of the examination.
VICTOR A.A. ARCHER,
Headmaster.
Ref. M.P. 1316/47
October 24th, 1953.

TRAFFIC NOTICE
WITH reference to Part I, section 2 of
the Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance
No. 21 of 1949, it is hereby notified for
general information that until further
notice in the Official Gazette the hours
of sunset and sunrise shall be xespective-
ly 5.15 p.m. and 6.15 a.m.
In accordance with the above-mentioned
Ordinance vehicles will therefore bear
lights between the hours of 5.45 p.m. and
5.45 a.m.
B. B. HUMFREY,
Trafic Commissioner.
Ref. M.P. 549/37
October 26th. 1953.










T"rn"T' T.T GAZETTE, THURSDAY, OCTO3ER 29, 1953.


Ros5au Towil 0ou0il

Office of the Roseau Town Council.
24th July, 195'2
AT a meeting of the I.tUJau rTown
Council held this day, there were pre-
sent:-
Hon N. A. Jeffers, Chairman,
Hon John Bully,
Dr C G. Terrell, o B.E ,
Mr R. Bernard Royer.
Mr. P.O. Winston,
Mr. G. A, James.
Absent:-Mr. G A. Grant.
Mr L. 0 Green,
The Chairman stated that the meeting
had been convened for the purpose of
considering the Roseau First Supplemen-
tary Scheme submitted by the Central
Housing and Plinning Authority.
The Scheme was considered section by
sectiini.
Sections 1 to (i were agreed to.
Section 7 The figure "24" was sub-
stituted for the figure '12" in the sixth
line
Section 8 1 he words "and a frontage
of not less than 35 feet, and each lot
must have a frontage on a street" were
added after the word feet".
Section 9. was agreed to.
Section 10 The word "existing" was
inserted between the words 'of" and
"buildings" in the third line.
Sections 11 and 12 were agreed to.
Section 13. The word "corrugated"
between the words "metal" and "asbes-
tos" in the third line was deleted.
Section 14 (a) The words "and sleep-
ing" between the words "living" and
"purposes" in the third line were deleted;
Section 14 (b) was deleted and replaced
by the following: --
"No living room shall be constructed
with a floor area of less than 120 square
feet."
Section 14 (c) The letter "A" was sub-
stituted for the word "no" before the
word "living" in the first line; and the
word "not" inserted between the words
"shall" and "be" in the first line.
Section 14 (d) The words "unless the
site is satisfactorily drained" after the
word "level" in the fifth and sixth lines
were deleted.
Section 15 The figure "6" in the first
line was substituted for the figure "4",
Sections 16 to 20 were agreed to.
Mr. Royer, seconded by Mr. Bully,
moved the adoption of the Scheme as
amended.


The motion was put to til vote and
carried,
The meeting rose.
Confirmed this 19th day of August,
1953.
N. EFFIR5
( 'hanrmim,
Roseau Town Council

Office of the Rose'Iu fown Council,
29th July, 1953.
AT a greeting of the Roseau Town
Council held this day, there were pre-
sent: -
Hon. N. A. Jeffers, Chairman
Dr. C. G. Terreli, G.B E.
Mr. (. A Grant,
Mr. K B. Royer,
Mr. (; A. James,
Mr. L O. Green,
Absent:-- Hon. J Bully,
Mr. P O. Winston.
,i a .it of Committee: The Chairman
sitlu-tl that the meeting was convened for
th' consideratibn of the Report of the
Co, ini:ttee appointed to inquire into the
conduct of Mr. F. M. Dorival, Foreman
Water Works,
The Report was read recommending
Mr. DUrival's dismissal.
SMr. James commented on the report
and suggested that Mr. Dorival be sus-
pendec for a period of months.
Messrs Green, Grant, Terrell and
Royer agreed with the recommendations.
Tae;i 'hairnian stated that the concen-
sus of the meeting was in favour of the
adoption of the Committee's recommera-
d;tions but in order not to jeopardize Mr
Dorival's future he would like to suggest
that he te asked to tender his resignation
and if he failed to do so then he would
be dismissed.
The Council agreed.
Re-valuation of Tjwn: A letter dated
28th July, 1953 from Mr. R. Atherley was
read stating that he would be prepared
to undertake the appointment as an as-
sess3r at $480 for the work involved.
A letter dated 23rd June. 1953 from
Mr S. Benjamin was also read accepting
the appointment of an assessor at $480 00
for his services.
It was decided that Mr. Atherley be
paid $480.00 and Mr Benjamin be offered
$3ti0 00 as assessors in connection with
the re-valuation of the Town.
There being no further business the
meeting rose.
Confirmed this 19th day of August,
1953.
N. A. JEFFERS,
Chairman,
Roseau Town Council.










3N8 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1953

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF CURRENCY BRITISH CARIBBEAN
TERRITORIES EASTERNN GROUP)
THE Secretary of State for the Colonies h'a on the nomination of the Gove. n )
of British Guiana, appointed the Hon W, O. raiser, o B E Financial S.cr'ct I y ft'
that Co'ony to be the Commissioner rep:esen inmr i'i ;ui:t i 1 t e :.f I.l !,f
Commiioners of Currency. British Caiibbea, Ifrritores (Etsiein GrouUi), with
effect frjm 17th May, 1953, in place of ,3i Frank Mi :)avi c M.G.. C.B E.
(Sg.i.) L. ,PEENCE,
Executive Commisstioner
Blitish Caribbean currency Board.
Headquarters,
Board of Commissioners of Cu rency,
British Cariobean 'i'ei ltores,
(Eastern Group,) Trinidad.
23rd September, 11,53.
SrATE.VME'NTr F CURRENCY NO iE CIRCUL TION IN TifE BRITISH
CARIBBE.iN 1'ERtRitOl'O1fi (E\kiE~RN GROJL') ON
IST AUGUST, 1951.
Average Circulation during Ju'e i95 > :
British Caribbean Curiency Notes $-4..1 I4
Government Currency Notes i.5 .
$47 I z5 ;157
British Caribbean Notes :
Trinidad & Tobago $21,280,330
Barbados 15,SO.i, 0
British Guiana 10,1i2,007
Leeward & Windward Islands 6,403,600
Total British Caribbean Ntes $ 1 7;,037
Trinidad & Tobago Government
note circulation 1,835,508
Barbados Government Note
Circulation 203,665
British Gaiana Government
Note Lirculaiuon 691,082
Total Govern'ment Note Ci cuiation 2,7A0,25.
To al Circulation on 1st August, 1953. $(j,706.292

STATEMENT OF CURRENCY NOTE CIRCULATION IN THE BRIIISH
CARIBBEAN TERRITORIES (EASTERN GROUP) ON
1ST1 OCrUOEK, 1953.
Average circulation during August 1953:
British Caribbean Currency Notes $44,0(S0.777
Government Currency Notes 2,674 z25
$4i.755 0 *2
British Caribbean Notes :
Trinidad and Tobago $21,429,664
Barbados 5,402,100
British Guiana 10,249,707
Leeward and Windward Islands 6,477.900

Total British Caribbean Notes $44,259,371
Trinidad and Tobago
Government note circulation 1,709,374
Barbados Government Note
circulation 191,321
British Guiana Government Note
circulation 646,226
Total Government Note Circulation $ 2,546,921
Total circulation on 1st October, 1953. $46.806,292

(Sgd) L. SPENCE
Executive Commissioner
British Caribbean Currency Board.
BJitish Caribbean Currency Board,
Treasury Chambers,
Port of Spain,
Trinidad.
J. BULLY,
Financial Seereta y.









OFFICIAL GAZETTE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1953. 354

In the Supreme Court of the Windward Islands
and Leeward Islands,
DOMINICA CIRCUIT.
In the matter of the Forest, Soil and Water Conservation Ordi ance, 1946.
And
In the matter of the Title to the Stone' ill Estate situate in the Pari h
of St. Joseph in the Colony of Dominica
ELIZABETH [I. 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 he Faith,
To a'l persons claiming an interest in the lands and tenements herein.
after described.
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 v3stedin Us at a
sitting of the S ipreme 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 ninth 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 Ccurt
to be hereunto affixed at Roseau this 5th day of June, 1953.
T. A. BOYD,
Regi.strar.




















DOMINICA
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COURT HOUSE,
ROSEAU.
Thursday July 16th, 1953.

DOMINICA.

Minutes of Meeting of Finance

Committee.

AT a meeting of Finance Committee held this day at 10.30
a.m. :-
Present:
His Honour H.L. LINDO, Administrator (C airman)
Honourable J. BULLY, Financial Secretary
,, C. J. L. DUPIGNY
J. 0. AIRD
H. D. SHILLINGFORD, C.B.E.
S STAFFORD ALFRED
F. 0. C. HARRIS
S LIONEL LAVILLE
N. A. JEFFEPS
,, R. P. ST. LUCE
Ahbsnt:
The Honourable G. AUSTIN WINSTON
MRS. ELMA NAPIER
,, R. B. DOUGLAS
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
The minutes of the meeting held on May 28th having previ-
ously been circulated were confirmed.
ARISING OUT OF THE MINUTES
His Honour informed the Council that the surveyor whom he
had expected to get from Jamaica on contract to survey the
route of a road to the Windward coast had now required certain
unacceptable conditions of employment. The Council agreed that
instead of employing this surveyor for the first three months and
for the remainder of the estimated time required (about four
months) two surveyors should be seconded from the Forestry
Department to undertake this important survey under the direc-
tion of the Surveyor of the Public Works Department,
REPORT OF SUB-COMMITTEE ON THE RECOMMENDA-
TIONS OF THE SALARIES REVISION COMMISSIONER
The Chairman of the Sub-Committee, Mr. F.O.C. Harris, in
presenting the sub-committee's report to the House--copy attached,
see appendix--said that Mr. Hodgens' report was inequitable and
objectionable and so vague that the Committee could not join
issue with him on the unsatisfactory nature of his recommend.
tions; the officers with salaries below; 300 per annum, upon






whom the increasing cost of living has impose] the greatest
hardship, were accorded no real relief. Mr. Jeffers expressed
the views that the Education District officers and the Keeper of
Prisons should be treated like their counterparts the Inspector
of Schools and the Superintendent of Prisons-in the other is-
lands, and that the salary of the Manager, Government Market.
ing Depot, should be brought in line with that of officers who had
previously been on a similar scale to his.
The report, including a recommendation for revision of th -
salary of the Manager, Government Marketing Depot, was ac.
cepted for transmission to the Secretary of State for the Colonies.
INCREASE WAGE FOR GOVERNMENT DAILY
PAID STAFF
At His Honour's invitation, the Committee agreed that an
increase in the wages of Government dai y paid laborers was
desirable.
A majority of members expressed preference for an increase
of twelve cents per day for men and eight cents for women, with
paid annual holidays of one week after a qualifying work-period
of 200 days. His Honour explained that it would be necessary
to refer this question to the Sscretaay of State for authority,
since the rates proposed would involve supplementary expendi-
ture of about $10,000 on the ordinary budget and a future annual
commitment of approximately $36,000 including expenditure
on Colonial Development and Welfare projects.
AIR MAIL CORRESPONDENCE FROM GOVERNOR'S
OFFICE
The Committee agreed to make supplementary provision in
the sum of $675 to meet Dominica's share of the ccst involved
in forwarding correspondence by air mail from the Governor's
Office.
SPECIAL WARRANTS
The Committee approved the following Special Warrants:--
Head E. 12 Transport Allowance -Provision $ 85.66
Head E. 25 Maintenance and repair of
Public Buildings -Provision 3,600.00
Head E. 18 Rent of Police Stations --Provision 120 00
Head E. 9 Transport and Subsistence
Allowances to Judges Provision 494.77
Head E. 21 Transport Allowance to
Keeper, H. M. Prison --Provision 250.00
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
The Committee considered an invitation from the Govern.
ment of Jamaica to send a rEpresentative of the Legislature of
this Colony to visit Jamaica during the forthcoming visit o-' Her
Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and agreed to provide the funds that
would be involved in travelling expenses.







The Honourable F. O. C. Harris was unin'mously elected as
the first choice andiHonourable N. A. Jeffers as an alternate
choice should Mr. Harris be unable to attend.
REPORTS ON TRACKS AND SECOND CLASS ROADS
The report on the Colonial Development and Welfare Scheme
for Tracks and Roads was presented and the Committee agreed
that the report should be formally laid on the table at the next
meeting of the Legislative Council.
STANDING ADVISORY COMMITTEES
The Committee expressed disappointment that the Standing
Advisory Committees had not functioned a,, actively as it had
been hoped they would and Mr. Shillingford thought that the
Heads of Departments should take the initiative in fiing the
meetings. His Honour felt that the initiative should come from
the trembers of Council. but promised to ;ssue instructions to
Heads of Departments to take the initiative in future and so en-
able those Committees to carry out the role for which they were
designed.
POLICE TRAINING SCHOOL IN BARBADOS
1he Committee accepted in pri, ciple the establishment of a
Police Training School in Barbados and agreed to provide up to a
maximum of $3,500 on the understanding that Dominica be allow-
ed four trainees annually.
FINANCIAL POSITION OF THE U. C. W. I.
The Committee agreed that subject to the approval of cht
Secretary of State this Government should adopt the system of
financing the University College of the West Indies recurrent
expenditure by annual block grant based upon approved quin-
qennial estimates, the annual amounts involved from 1953--1957
to be approxina'ely 5,694. The Committee agreed also that
legislation to provide for payment of this amount should be en.
acted if all other Governments were to enact similar legislation.
POINTE MICHEL ROAD
In repiy to a question from Mr. Jeffer; as to how soon work
could be expected to commence on the Pointe Michel Road His
Honour replied that the Director of Works recommended that
the money now on hand should be used to construct a sea-wall,
and on its completion ti e re-surfacing should be taken in hand.
The Committee agreed that this was the best course to be adopt-
ed to prevent waste of much needed funds.
PROPOSED VISIT OF DR. BENNETT
His Honour informed the Council of the proposed visit of Dr.
Bennett an expert in Scil Conservation for a period of about a
fortnight in Dominica and requested provision of a sum of 100
to provide for his expenses.
The Committee approved of the request.







PROPOSED VISIT OF HIS EXCELLENCE THE GOVERNOR
His Honour informed the Committee of the proposed visit to
the Colony of His Excellency the Governor for a period of about
ten days from July 27th to August 5th. His Excellency would
he said, take the Oath of Office and of Allegiance on the morning
of the 28th.
PROPOSED VISIT OF COMPTROLLER, DEVELOPMENT
AND WELFARE
His Honour informed the Committee of the proposed visit to
the Colony of the Comptroller Sir Stephen E. V. Luke fora period
of about 5 days from July 30th to August 3rd.
CONSTRUCTION OF ROSEAU JETTY
Mr. Jeffers considered that some authoritative statement as
to the progress of the construction of the jetty should be released
as many people were expressing grave doui)ts that the work was
proceeding according to a set plan. Mr. Laville expressed the
hope that funds were not being wasted and that the funds voted
would complete the jetty.
His Honour agreed that a statement was desirable, promised
to look into the matter, and expressed his confidence in the pro-
gress of the work to date.
LOSS OF EXPORT TRADE DUE TO WITHDRAWAL OF
C. N. S. BOATS
Mr. Shillingford expressed grave concern over the loss in
Export Duty to the Colony, and the loss in Export Trade to the
planters, consequent on the loss of the Bermuda market due to
the withdrawal of the Lady Boats from the West Indies Service.
His Honour informed the Committee that the matter was und r
constant review and that every effort was being made to encour-
age the C. N. S. freighters to call here on their northern run At
present we were promised that we would have at least one boat
call monthly on its way north.
ADJOURNMENT
The Committee adjourned sine die.
E. R. RICHARDS
Ag. Clerk of the Legislatve Council.
Confirmed this 13th day of August, 1953.
(Sgd.) H. LINDO,
Administrator.
Presented to the Legislative Council this day of
1953


Financial Secretary.








COURT HOUSE,
ROSEAU.
Thursday August 13th, 1953.

DOMINICA.

Minutes of Meeting of Finance

Committee.
AT a meeting of Finance Committee held this day at 10.30
a.m. :-
Present:
His Honour H.L. LINDO, Administrator (Chairman)
The Honourable C. J. L. DUPIGNY
S J. 0. AIRD
,, MRS. ELMA NAPIER
G. AUSTIN WINSTON
F. 0. C. HARRIS
N. A. JEFFERS
R. B. DOUGLAS
STAFFORD ALFRED
R. P. ST. LUCE
A,, LIONEL LAVILLE
Absent :
Honourable J. BULLY, Financial Secretary
H. D. SHILLINGFORD, C.B.E.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
The Minutes of t ie Meeting held on July 16th were amended
and confirmed.
ARISING OUT OF THE MINUTES
His Honour informed the Committee that he had received a
telegram from His Excellency informing him that Dr. Bennett
would be visiting Dominica for a period of three weeks, from the
last week in November.
REPORT OF THE SALARIES REVISION COMMISSIONER
The Chairman presented the reply of the Secretary of State
--which had previously been circulated -to the recommendations
made by the Select Committee on the Revision of Salaries and
adopted by the Finance Committee.
A petition addressed to His Honour and signed by abont 100
Government employees from Class II Clerks downwards, in which
they requested early implementation of the Salaries Revision
Commissioner's Report, was read by the Chairman.
After discussion the following resolution moved by Mr. Har-
ris and seconded by Mr. Jeffers was adopted:-
BE IT RESOLVED that while disapproving of the princi-
ples underlying the Salaries Revision Commissioner's Report







Finance Committ:ee accepts Its iiimediait iin);;eerCi aticn, and
appoints a snh cor' it:e to n~ake recommendations to the Con-
mittee for adjust.rents of salaries of individual posts in cases
where those adjuslner;s apt ear to be necessary.
The Committee fuorher ; greed that the salaries of Officers
employed under C D. & W. Schemes should be revised in caseS
where the administration fe.t that revision was necessary and
that the revision should be submitted to Finance Committee for
approval.
SPECIAL WARRANTS
The following Special W trrants were approved by the Com-
mittee.
Head E 15 90--Fuel and I fighting $ 45.00
Head E 8 Schen D. 104: Forestry-28. Cost of
Living Allowance 112.S0
Head E 16-Stationery 744.00
Scheme D. 1302 & A-Road Development taff-
Transport ,nd Subhiistence A :,,w;r::e 457.t9
Head E 5- Actirg Allowance to Examin r cf Accounts 231.00
Head E 18 -Actir, Allowance to Aciing 'jul ]rintendent
of Police :30.00
Training Course for Trade Union Officials 72
Expenses incurred in connection witn the prevention
of Foot and Mouth Disease in the Colony 200.00
Head E 8 --Scheme D 241 A-Additional Social
Welfare Facilities 256.00
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
PLANNING FOR DEVELOPMENT
TFe Chairman informed the Committee that in order to plan
speedily and properly for the New Five Year Plan Executive
Council had approved t!he setting up of a Central Development
Committee comprised of His Honour (as Chairman), the Honour-
able Financial Secretary and the elected members of the Execi-
tive Council to examine and co-ordinate plans which in the first
instance would be prepared by the Heads of Departments in con-
sultation with the Standing Advisory Committees and such other
Advisory bodies as exist. This Central Committee would present
to Finance Committee a comprehensive plan.
Mr. Douglas, supported by Mr. Winston, said that he consi-
dered that the Finance Committee as a whole should form the
Central Development Committee, since the elected members were
fully acquainted with the needs of the people from whom they
received a mandate.
INSTALLATION OF ANEMOMETERS
His Honour informed the Committee that in order to arrive
at a definite decision as to the possibility of constructing an air-
field in Dominica, it was essential that accurate records of wind
velocity and direction be secured over a prolonged period and to







that end two anemometers had bee.: obtained. The Committee
agreed that funds up to $1,920 for their installation on two
prospective sites should be provided.
REPORT OF DR. PROVERBS
Mr. Winston on enquiring about the report by Dr. Proverbs
was informed that it was shortly expected and assured of a copy.
LIGHTING OF PORTSMOUTH
Mr. Douglas was informed that new estimates were being
prepared for the procurement of a plant.
CONSTRUCTION OF SCHOOL AT WESLEY
Mr. Laville complained of the dangerous condition of the
school building and was told that th' matter was under" considera-
tion nnd that the Director of Works would commence its con-
struction ias soon as p ssible.
ADJOURNMENT
The Committee adjourned sine die.
E. R. RICHARDS
Aq. Clerk of the I.Lgislativ( Council.
Confirmed this 29th day of September, 1953.




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