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Editor P


'HYLLIS SHAND ALLFREY


February 26tl


1, 1966 Seven Cents


ESCAPE TO ANTIGUA
It is now no secret -- though it was a
well-kept one at the time -- that between
St. Lucia and Dominica, Her "Majesty Queen
Elizabeth II landed 'privately' on a beach
in Antigua and enjoyed a picnic and a swim
in the sunshine. *** Here you see a boat-
load of West Indian fishermen scudding past
the quay at iTelsons Dockyard, English
Harbour, Antigua. The harbour is said to
be hurricane-safe; it is the setting for
the grand Son et Lumiere history festival,
which started on Jan. 29 this year. By the
way, Antigua is known to us as a 'water-,
less' island; while the Queen spoke feel-
ingly of water-shortage in Antigua, heavy
rains started to fall. Another Madame Porte
la Pluie?

UNCERTAINTY AND ANXIETY
(The Queen's Expressions)


"The-answer to uncertainty is-to be brave..." said Her Majesty the Queen in the
botanicall Gardens; and Dominican leaders supplied their own answer: more play and
less work -- adding a fourth holiday to a truncated week. e say that the wealth
and standard of living of a country depend entirely upon the amount of useful work
performed throughout the year. To provide work, capital is needed: and this is
what the Tripartite Survey (also mentioned by the Queen) is about.
Elsewhere ir our paper, we print the ideas of a business man with wide exper-
ience in the Coemmonwealth; ideas which could be helpful in raising both capital
and current wealth in Dominica. His suggestions naturally cannot be implemented
until some degree of independence is attained; but his remarks should be of
interest to the Survey Team which will be arriving shortly on our shores.
One of the singular omissions in this Team is that of any person, whether a
sociologist, personnel administrator etc., who could evaluate the labour force in
each island. Money and pl]s_ may be supplied for development: but the ultimate
effectiveness of that development depends on three human groupings: a,:reasonably
healthy and literate labour force which can read and understand simple instructions
in the official language; a body of supervisors capable of instructing and per-
sonally showing the working man or woman how to do the job;mongver this includes.
both foremen and higher administrative types. Last but not least, it is essential
to have a cadre of technicians, both artisans and trained graduates.
When half the labour force of a territory is unhealthy through malnutrition.(.
not hunger, but just not eating the right foods ... and (a Doctor's words)ri~ddli
with intestinal parasites; when more than half the people cannot clearly under-
stand written English communications ... when most of our people speak only an
archaic, picturesque French patois or a poor, thin, incorrect English patois
which passes for lingual efficiency: how can we communicate thought and ideas?
So, what do we do? Start a proper island-wide literacy campaign. Let health'
education be promoted by a dedicated force of health workers throughout Dominica,
and mobilise the whole medical fraternity, including sanitarians and voluntary
organizations, to fight the 'intestinal parasites'. In so doing, don't'let us
forget thd'moral and ethical'parasites, either. Without such a crusade, Tripartite
Surveys will be in vain. You can make 'sewer brushes' from cononut fibre, but
you can only make edible oil from copra after you have refined it.


--Vol. II


No. 6


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Saturday, February 26, 1966


THE QUEEN IN DOMINICA
How She Looked:
It was a rainy day with what' the B.B.C. calls bright intervals;
fortunately these got longer as the afternoon advanced. Seen against the attract-
ive green fish-net-and palm-flower decor of the Roseau jetty, the Queen's appear-
ance was a triumph-of understatement, and her expression likewise seemed sometimes
rather subdued and serious, brightening at intervals with the world-famous kind
and cultivated smile. It was instantly apparent that she was not just a Sovereign,
but a beautiful woman, and those of us who had met Princess Margaret at close
range were interested to see that the Queen's eyes were not azure blue like her
sister's, but of that mysterious blue-grey-bordering-on-green colour which takes
its hue from the sky and from the costume. Her dress, of crushless gold-beige
silk with a small formal design, shaped to fit beautifully with hipline jacket
effect and small bows at the back, toned with a casque hat of beige-apricot which
was surmounted with a large matching fabric button; the dress was short, just
long enough to be decorous yet short enough to show the knee-length of the Queen's
slender legs .. for it is a fact that she is rather slim now.
How She Behaved:
Perfectly, as one might expect. We asked our nearest and best
adviser on women's looks and deportment (who measures beauty by form and bone-
structure and the intelligence behind the eyes and expression) what he thought of
Her JMajecty the Queen. He replied in one word: 'Inpressive.t Then he added:
"But you were right when you put into your poem 'simple, but fabulous.'"
S One of the most revealing glimpses of Queen Elizabeth II was at the Investit-
ure. When she entered the Government House dining-room -(marvellously revitalised
in pale green and white) the.Queen commanded the small, expectant audience:
"Please be seated." Her Majesty has a fla, :. for lowering her precise voice so
that she could speak to each of those she honoured with a decoration in an intimate
manner; we found, when she was .introduced to us, that she had also a happy knack
of finding the right questions to ask -- and seemed really interested in the ans-
wers. Yes: she was impressive; lovely to look at, even in a cape raincoat; and
being imbued with a dedicated sense of duty, had a heart for someone who gave her
best (being a classic example of the discreet Civil Servant) during the Royal-
visit: we refer to the "'ueen's personal gift of a bracelet to Miss Eugenia
Nicholls, Asst, Chief Se.cretary. The bracelet, made by the famous firm Asprey's
of Bond Street, London, is of heavy silver with oval engravings ahd a blue enamel
insignia of the Royal Crown and "E II R1 embossed; Queen Elizabeth II drew the
Recipient aside to give her a-.personal word of thanks.
iMr. Loftus Roberts officiated splendidly at the investiture: we do not know
why the full citations for the honours were no6 declaimed; the Internationa4 Press
told us that in every other island this had been done. it would have been interest-
ing to hear, for example -- 'O.B.E. ... for meretorious services in 1the field of ..'
and so on. But it just didn't happen in Dominica.
On The Official Level:
S O cal e Everything as the Pundi.ts say,-'went according- to'plan',
except that in Dominica cheers and plaudits are not organized and 'the crowds did
'not 'at first respond'with fervour -- but they warmed up as time Tr.'t on. There
: as the drive to Princess MIargaret Hospital; and here Prince Philip, Duke of
Edinburgh, came into prominence as the name-sponsor of an infant son born a few
hours earlier to lirs. N. Joseph of Goodwill: ,three. newborn girls were named after
the 'Queen who spoke to their mothers. Quipping with Matron Dorival, the Prince
compared her troubles (mosquitoes) with the Press, which had been following the
Royal Tour around the Caribbean. This did not please D-ritish members of the Fourth
Estate, and one international correspondent fired off a cable incorporating the
'gaffe'. He asked however that it should be 'played down' after the Prince met
members of the travelling Press and gave themia jolly explanation of his remark ..
that the Duke of Edinburgh found it necessary to -nake. an .explanation of a quip
which was only faintly derogatory should imrress6 ur local non-heriditary potent-
ates, who treat the Press so cursorily.
What They Sad: The on. Chief Minister '. O.Leolanc made a good speech in the
Botanical Gardens. The delivery was cldar (clearer than Her Majesty's, whether
due to micropono troubles or not we do not know); -it was manly and respectful


Pave Two'
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Saturday, February 26, 1966 THE STAR Page Three

THE QUEEF IN DOMITTICA (cont. from p.2)
(a good combination), and the only word we can quarrel with in the address is the
word 'exultation' in the second paragraph before the terminal sentence: did the
C.M. mean exultation, exaltation, or exudatilon? Perhaps it was a typing error.
When the Queen replied, some of us felt a certain tinge of disappointment. She
exhorted Dominicans to be brave in answer to uncertainty; she said that 'your Island
will have good friends in the world beyond your shores', stating that we already
have good U.K. friends who have helped us in the past...and now friends in Canada
and other parts of the Commonwealth... also the United States. Her Majesty spoke
of the Tripartite Survey. Was this the gentlest of premonitory brush-offs?
"We are delighted with the Carib baskets you have given us, which will remind
us of the race,which once gave its name to the Caribbean and whoso last stronghold
was in Dominica... "
The small Carib boy who led the Douilette Girls with their armfuls of Carib
baskets to make their presentation to Her Majesty had to be persuaded to undertdake
his mission. He did not want to be the only boy among four girls; he refused point
blank to wear any sort of fancy Indian costume. Lastly, he remarked: "Why do I
have to meet the Queen of England? I'm a Carib. Does the Queen want to meet me? "
But after some diplomatic family negotiations he responded loyally. He had been toll
to watch the Queen's face, and smile back at her after she smiled. Afterwards,
asked why he was so solemn, the boy said: "The Queen was serious. She didn't smile
at me, so I stayed serious too." Two of the little girls in their paired matching
Dominican costumes were Catholics, two were Protestant. The Protestants were
rather late in arriving on the platform, doubtless causing slight trepidation to
Complere of the Hour Ag. Education Officer J.A. Lawrence, who conducted proceedings
most ably!
The Mecle Royale and Belle Aire Dances, performed on an open-air platform just
before the rain fell again, were both high in the Beryl McBurnie tradition, full
of eye-catching movement and design. The Moele (Kairi Troupe) is more countrified
in conception and has a stronger local flavour, while (in our view) the Common-
wealth Arts Troupe dancing is more overall West Indian in effect.
Other Background Events: The national song came over well; its tempo had been
speeded up until it was less like a sad Anglican humn-tune. (Our little Carib has
hummde.d it ever since in an exceedingly gay manner). Miss Irene Peltier, sweeping
creakily but statuesquely in full costume up the wooden pavilion stairs to present
her bouquet (not the normal ;posy but a feathery spray of elegant unidentifiable
blossoms: 'no wild flowers for the Queen was the edict) delivered her bouquet
and had a few words from the Sovereign. ... Afterwards the rain fell, the Duke
climbed nimbly onto the embellished Land Rover beside his Queen, holding an umbrella
over her, and those who had to attend the investiture and the reception quickly
trekked out before the grand Royal exit; meanwhile batallions of scholars and
patient teachers cheered their MIonarch.
(The Portsmaou th Viysit and Luncheen on the' Britannia _are reviewed
elsewhere in this issue).

RED CROSS NEWS: Mr. Frank Edwards, now Dep. Commandant of the Roseau Men's
Detachment, V.A.D., will be Junior Director, replacing Archdeacon Lane, who has
left the Island. Mr. Edwards will be responsible for Junior Links organisation
throughout the Island. *** V.A.D. members and Junior Links manned First Aid Posts
in honour of Her Majesty on'Feb. 18 at the Gardens. :*** The Field Officer,Caribbear
(Iss Raye Faulkner) will spend about a month in Dominica from early March. She
will aid in 7;,:,".'::.ifrming Junior Links, review, Disaster Plans, and assist Command-
ants with training programmes. During March, too, Dominica Branch of the Red Cross
will hold its A.G.M. During that month, Lady Brocknock, Superintendent in Chief
of St. John's Ambulance Brigade, who is now touring the Caribbean, will pay a
short visit to Dominica. St. John's and Red Cross, although separate bodies,
co-operate closely in all emergencies and enjoy a joint training first aid manual.
*** Red Cross has donated three pairs of crutches to needy persons during 1966.
Those crutches come from the U.K. and recipients (recommended by the' Welfare Office.
male a donation to the Society whenever they can do so. R/0 Dominica gave i100 to
Montserrat for Plymouth Fire Disaster victims. It is hoped to build HQ here soon!






Page Tur THE S


"ONE OF SOUR, T`,O OF S'.JEET i."
By A.T.
QUEEN Elizabeth II has gone; her stay
was too short, but she has left a-memory
behind which will not be forgotten by
Dominicans. Even during Carnival, the
flags and bunting remained as a reminder
of her brief visit, and one of the nost
beautiful pieces of decoration, the royal
crown on the Goodwill roundabout still
glowed splendidly on Wednesdayy night.
The reception at Government House was
an elegant array of ladies' gowns; one
felt that the scene could have been
transported to Ascot -- all that was
missing was the grey morning dress and
top-hats of the men. As Her Majesy
moved around the grounds many and varied
persons were presented, but real Queen
did not meet make-believe Queen as I had
su;: estod in my colurm. Carnival Queen
Deirdre Bellot, however, along with the
runners up, was presented to Prince
Philip. The girls didn't look nearly as
regal in their day-dresses as they did
on stage at Carnival City the previous
night,.
The Queen Show, normally tIho highlight
of the pro-carnival celebrations seemed
to fall flat at the end; when the Queen
with her runners-up was introduced to the
crowd they roared in unison their dis-
approval. They were in full agreement
that Miss Doidre B`ellot (Miss H!utricia)
be judged Queen; she really stole the
show. Her costume "Evontide" was mag-
nificent; her headpiece depicted the sky
at evening with a setting sun, and rmet
with Casps of oohss" and "ahs", whilst
her evening gown "H'oonlight Splendour"
completed a winning entry. First runner
up was iiss Kathleen Karam (Miss "'aiden-
form) in a costume depicting "Diana -
Goddess of The 1Hunters'; her evening
gown was 'Soir du Printemps', There was
a tie for second runner-up between Miiss
Flavian Elwin (liss Old Oak) in a drama-
tic costume '"Kider's cb" (hlr gown -
"Kiss of Flame"), and Kiss I.ary Green
(Miss Agfa) in "Fir-eworks Fantasyl" and
"The Dawn of Springl a lovely pink gown.
One other contestant deserves a very
honourable mention Iiss leather Hill
(M0iss Tonnents): her costume, designed
by Mike Matthews, depicted a tulip in ,bud,
then shedding its petals and was very
original: her evening ,own (a George
Whitehouse creation) could have vied for
a place in any beauty competition in the
world. Somehow or other one Lhd the
feli ng that justice wasn't done, but
the way judges' minds work at any compet-
ition is a mystery to the majority.


TAR


Saturday, February 26, 19b"


I cannot understand why disorganisa-
tion was the key-,ord of all the shows;:;
even on Sunday afternoon the parade of
floats started at least an hour later
than scheduled, yet around 17 colourful
and attractive floats were assembled-
before time. There were only two hist-
orical floats: the secondary schools'
band, "The Aztecs" won first prize in a
close contest with the Thunderbirds
"Merrie England in NotLtingham Castle''.
Coca Cola won Best Advertising Float. A
really enjoyable afternoon; the rain
tried to ruin the show but just didn't
make it. So Carnival was launched --
Honday and Tuesday gave good fun to one
and all with a most colourful jump-up,
trouble free with no major incidents to
mar the display. Once the public took
over, everything wont well: the lack of
organization came all the time from the
shows that were supposed to be arranged
a long time previously by the Jaycees.


AFRICAN P'RESIDEMT "DISMrISSED"
On Thursday the fifth military
coup d'etat in a new African state was
announced with the news that President
Dictator -'wane Nirumah of Ghana had been,
"dismissed" along with members of his
cabinet. The announcement came over
Accra Radio by a member of the army who,
appealed to the people to arrest all the
leaders of thoCen elttibioPeo1p rt-s Erty in
this one-party state (so declared by
likrumah in 19 0 when he made himself
life-time President). The Commonwealth
Relations Office in London port that
shooting had taken place around the
Presidential Palace, but apart from this
the only news to come out of Ghana has
been from Accra Radio. At the time of
the coup Presiden t ITNkruiah was receiving
a State Welcome in Poking, blissfully
unaware of his 'dismissal": he was told
by members of the diplomatic corps in
the Chinese capital.
Within the last two months, three
states, former French colonies, and one
Commonwealth country Nigeria have
fallen under military rule with charges
of corruption and dictatorship the basis
of the coup. Ghana makes the second
Co-mmonwealth nation to succumb. Uganda
is also in trouble and Prime Minister
Dr. Milton Obotc has dismissed his cab-
inet and proposes to rule as a dictator.
The day before, Wednesday, Syria was
disrupted by a military coup, aiming
to give the -arthist (Socialist) section
of the army a say in government. It seems
that the revolt is successful in Damascus
and is gaining ground in Aleppo.









DOMINICA ELECTRICITY SERVICES .POLICE RELEASE
Dominica Electricity Services regret The Chief of Police on behalf
that the supply will be interrupted in of all ranks of the Dominica Pol-
all areas on Sunday 27th February bet.- ice Force wishes to express his
ween the hours of 7,00 a.m. and 12 noon thanks to the general public for
in order that modifications to the tra- _their co-operation with the Polie
nsmission line, from Trafalgar to; Roseau -during the historic visit of Her
in connection with the new Hydro-Elect? Majecty the Queen and His Royal
ric Scheme can be carried out. Highness the Duke of Edinburgh Io
Dominica on the 18th February 1966,
H.B.ENTWISTLE and during 1966 Carnival Season
MANAGER. J.V.MULLIGAN
Chief of Police.
G.0.20

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
Courses in The Department of Education 1966/67

Applications are invited for Teachers of Primay and Secondary Schools to
the following courses:
(a) Diploma in Education a one-year postgraduate course. Candidate
must hold a degree from a recognized University.
(b) Certificate in Education a one-year course; open to qualified
and experienced teachers who have already undergone some pro-
fessional training but need not be graduates.
(c) Bachelor of Education a professional degree for qualified and
experienced teachers only. Applicants for this degree must hold
a professional Certificate in Education of the University of the-
West Indies at a high standard.

The closing date for receiving applications at the Education Department
for all courses is February 28, 1966.

J. A.LAWRENCE,
Ag. Education Officer.
Ref. 276/66 1/1

In The Supreme Court Of The Windward Islands and Leeward Islands

DOMINICA CIRCUIT
(In Bankruptcy)
Nqo 79 oqf 1965

'Re JOHN CLIVE JACOB of Roseau in the Colony of Dominica --
under the Receiving Order dated the 15th day of November, 1965.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF FIRST MEETING
With reference to the Notice of First Creditors' Meetirg
dated 4th February, 1966 IT IS HEREBY NOTIFIED FOR GENERAL
INFORMATION that that meeting has been postponed to -
WEDNESDAY THE Pnd DAY OF MARCH, 1966 AT 10.00 O'CLOCK IN THE
FORENOON.
JOSEPH V. JEAN PIERRE
Official Receiver
Court House, Roseau,
G.O. 19-1/1 24th February, 1966


Saturday, February 26, 1966


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Satur Z' February 26, 1966 THE ST.

In Memory-of the Queen's Visit to Doninica
SMeo uary.18th, 1966

By Wilfr d O.M. Pond
By 'Wilfr

The day has ome. Our Queen is here,
This loved land to view.
This love
Her radiant mile, her gracious air
Are here. Could this be true?
S i The rains have ceased.
The sun is o
STweet Nati e lends her sheen
Sweet Nat
That tall from WTest and East
That thousand n
Could gazr .upon their Queen.
We sing~4, we nce, we laugh today.
Wee gi t best we can.
e cheer, we hout hip-hip-hoorayj
We joy wi drum and pan.

Gustavus i sns old Simeon's song,
Infants nwborn are blest.
ie halt, th blind who come along
Ar. fille' with new.-found zest.
Irene gives bouquet sweet,
Five tots their presents bring,
And to all ears, oh what a treat
To hear the children sing

Profuse the decorations grand.
The streets how smooth* how cleanJ
The trucks with kids from o'er the land
Bear flags -- a glorious scene!
The Queen and Duke are both impressed,
And this is right and meet,
For all and sundry did their best
This Royal Pair to greet.
So let ~us sing God save the Queen,
And bless her children fou-r.
Ring out glad bells, long live our Queen...
God-speed from this our shore!


Princess Margaret to Hong Kong
Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon left
London last Sunday for Hong Kong, where
the Princess opened "British Week" -
which will promote trade in British
goods of high quality, from fabrics to
silverware, jewelry- and fishing tackle.

TIMES Supplement on E.Caribbean
The London TIMES published this month
a special o-page supplement on Barbados
and the Leewards and TWindwards which
it describes as "this constellation of
beautiful states"; the number included
colour photographs, a full-page article
by Dr. Carleen O'Loughlin, and a 'per-
sonality study' of Premier Barrow.
"A wider world outlook to inform these
islands' political attitudes and policies"
is suggested as required.


AR Page Five

NELSON IjNA~rIUiJA
By Nesta Pain

In 1784 Horation Nelson arrived in
Antigua a'small, pale, delicate-
looking man, soon to show signs of
his future greatness. His courage
was remarkable but it made him cheeky,
and his senseof duty was so rigid
that he soon acquired enemies. At that
time, surplus rum and sugar were being
exported from Antigua to America in
return for the timber and foodstuffs
Britain could not supply, The goods,
however, were carried by American
ships, and according to the British
Navigation Act no goods might be
-transported in or out of a British
colony save in British ships.America
waJs no longer a British colony, so
the trade was illegal.
Admiral Sir Richard Hughes was
prepared to wink at the trade and
accept the excuses preferred by
American Captains for entering harbour
a leak, perhaps or a sprung mast.
Nelson would not. He seized American:
ships and defied his Admiral, the
Governor, and the President of Councilo
"I feel m-self superior to Presidents
of Council," declared the young man
in his twenties. As a result, he be-
came extremely unpopular, even though
his fellow-captains believed he was
right. He was made a prisoner in his
own ship for several weeks; writs
wore taken out against him for 519,000o
Nelson had a strong romantic
interest in women. It culminated later
in his famous love affair with Lady
Hamilton, He jumped from one love
affair to another in his early days.
In Antigua he fell promptly in love
with Mrs. Moutray, wife of the
Resident Commissioner (Administrator).
Mrs. Iloutray was flattered; but the
gossip grew, and the Commissioner was
recalled to England with his wife.
Nelson was desolate. "Even the trees
drooped their heads," he wrote, "and
the tamarind tree has died." But in
a short while he consoled himself
with a widow Mrs. Nisbet. She later
became his wife, although Prince
William (England's future King) found
him 'calm about her' (she resembled
Mrs. Moutray). Soon afterwards Nelson
sailed for England, leaving his bride
to follow in another ship. But this
young Nelson changed: his over-con-
fidence developed into true courage /
and he never lost his deep sense of
jhuty, which made him .the great naval
- "hero of his day,






Page Six iTE STAR Saturday, February 26,1966

THE BRITAIITIA LUNCHEON PARTY
"They won't have a lot of trouble with the Opposition Member --
For he lunched with the Queen in Britannia -- that's an honour to remember.~o'
is how Rose 0 sums up one facet of that biggest social hour of some three dozen
people's lives. For those born in Britain who attended the party, the chance of
their "meeting the Queen socially there was about one in sixty million: of lunching
with her, virtually nil, save in the case of His Honour and Mrs. Guy. For those
born in Dominica (one chance in 60,000), it was one of the lucky throws of the
fate-dice, loaded a bit by politics, since in all social things there is an element
of choice and preferment as well as merit and the claims of hierarchy.
The Guests: After an aperitif in the beautiful drawing-room, the ship's gong
announced lunch just as the Queen was overheard to say charmingly to the Reverend
Eardley, acting Rector of St. George's Anglican Church': "I have asked the
Bishop to say Grace; I hope you don't mind?" Thus, after blessing the royal
three-course meal, described by guests as 'light but tasty' (no ground provis-
ions;) His Lordship took his Hepplewhite chair on the Queen's left; H.I. Mr.
Guy sat on her right. The Duke had Mrs. Guy on his right and Mrs. LeBlanc on
his left. Light music by the Royal Marines Band filled in any discrepancies of
wit or repartee between Royal and plebeian conversation. This background music
opened up with Schubert and ran through Strauss and some gay inconsequent popular
stuff, including, a theme-tune from Mary Poppins. Meanwhile the guests consumed
their fish course (Sole Parisienne), and went on to cold lamb with excellent
trimmiings, ending up with Biscuit Carrefour, a good dessert for islanders at
the crossroads of destiny, and delicious too.
Lot's see now: the invited company included Mr. and Mirs. Stafford Shilling-
ford; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kelly (she in an imported Viennese black hat);
Speaker Cools-Lartigue and wife; Gowt.-"Ministers and wives, one being a bachelor;
the woman Minister Mrs. Able James, clad in shiny yellow, with her husband;
Ag. Attorney General Austin and wife; and we mustn't overlook Judge and Mrs.
Louisy, but this list is not in order of status; Mr. 2; Mrs. Philip Rolle; Mr.
and Mirs. John Bully; Mr. & Mrs. Moise (D.U.P.P.); Rev. and Mrs. Mi~chell of the
Methodist Church (she in goasamer tangerine; Rev. and ,Mrs. Eardley (nAe Denise
Royer, wearing cerise with a red rose in her white hat); Mrs. LeBlanc in blue
and white with a flattish hat. If royal styles are followed, the upside-down
flower-pot or wastepaper basket hat is OUT. All the fashion is turbans these
days, with an oriental flavour. And Dominican society ladies who love to jump
in and out of new dresses will be amazed to learn that H.M;. the Queen did not
change her crushless patterned shantung either for lunch or for the Portsmouth
visit; she just freshened up in her suite, took off her casque turban, changed
her shoes, put on apair of earrings to match her marvellous three-string pearl
necklace, combed out her lovely hair, and was ready. She wore a huge diamond
ring on her 'engagement finger'.
The Few Snags: In a relatively snagless affair, it was sad that a royal launch
transporting guests aboard should have fouled Mrs. Gilda Nassief's net decor,
causing slight damage. The Bos'n was so nervous that he bumped against the
Britannia when ;whe came alongside. *'" Another pity was that the Queen did not
taste our crapaud, although Prince Philip tried to persuade her: "Do try iti
It's wonderful~ -- just before leaving G.H. ***And we learn from several
quarters that some meritorious Roseau and other citizens felt squeezed out of
a royal handshake because Government partisans wore brought up by the truckload
and givenn priority. (Full PC-T''i report next issue).
TO OUR READERS' This was only a two- READERS VIEWS (cont.__. 8)
day working week (by order), which had To Correspondent signing as R.A.'EDWARD;
reduced the size of this week's STAR. Please identify yourself at our office
Sorryl -- Ed. or write in regarding, identity, then
we may print your letter on HANGING.
Tender, Juicy, Succulent, question from reader D.B. (identified):,
SYLVANIA-FRESH CHICKENS "Does the Queen know about Dominica's
rAR 0 P S non-co-operation with the Commonwealth
Son Rhodesian tobacco?"-ATNSWER: Yes.-Ed.





Saturday:, February 26, 1966 -
-.- '-"'


DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCE IN DOMINICA
By Our Commonwealth Industrial
Adviser.

As mriie.tioned previously in the STAR,
the population of Dominica should be
expected in the natural course of events
to-increase at about 2-% per annum, and
therefore in five years the expansion
might be around 7,000 in total.
With a certain amount of emigration
taking place, either for education,
training or other reasons, I feel that
the immediate target to be set over the
period must be to generate work for a
figure of 2,000 men.
There is under-employment at present
save in certain low-paid agricultural
sectors, and there would still be the
need to find employment to some extent
for the women, but I feel that the
effect on the Island's economy of the
increased purchasing power as a result
of the new jobs would take up this pro-
blem, as of course this is work over and
above the normal expansion of the
economy by virtue of the population
expansion.
Furthermore it is hoped that Indust-
rial Development projects will arouse


interest amongst Domini
seas, whom it is hoped
opportunity to return h
their own enterprises b
learnt whilst away, the:
the expansion.
We have then two typ
to investigate -- first:
serves one particular pi
secondly that which wou
the essential requireme]
development. In this r
be necessary for a subs:
vitally necessary, to e:
viability of an industry
provide basic essential,
indus Lrial- isation.
FINANCE
There are two method;
which should be able to
of at least $1,000,000
the purposes named abov
1. U.S. P.L. 480: I1
and Wheat Flour must noi
a rate of close on $1,0
year; (in 1963 figures
$830,000 for the two co2
seems a reasonable assun
the U.S. Government wou
view of an application
for supplies to be avai
their P.L. 480 system,


.DJvelopmamt..L.2Finaj ceD -oD _Ca contd.
to be borne in mind that this only
forms the basis of a repayable loan.

2. Philatelic Sales of Stamps:
Recently, as Secretary of the Ghana
Philatelic Society, I have been
responsible for preparing a report on
the position occupied by Ghana in
Philatelic circles today.
As part of this, the opportunity
was taken to obtain the views of a
leading stamp wholesaler from whose
letter I append extracts to give some
idea of the volume of business donee
In the course of further correspondence,
this firm had gone so far as to guaran-
tee the purchase of 100,000 per year
of stamps from any country for whom
they tere appointed overseas distribut-
ors,
I would point out that it it appears
to be a policy that H.M. Government is
the only authority for the issue of
stamps, so that it would be essential
that such powers are secured by the
Government of Dominica. However, with
so much at stake for the future pros-
perity of the people, such powers ought
to be obtained. ,


cans now over- APPENDIX being extracts from a memo on
would see the the subject of Philatelic sales of
ome to' set up rttamps --
ased on skills 1. "Last year and this year (1965) had
reby adding to the highest sales in history. Literally
several hundred million pounds sterling
es of industry worth of stamps were absorbed by the
ly that which collector market".
purpose, and 2. "Many countries obtain 300,000 to
ld also provide 400,000 gross revenue a year; and
nts for further whilst the operation may start out at
espedt, it might lower 1vels, the important point is
idy, if it is that a solid ever growing base of
ensure the collectors be formed internationally so
y which could that there is a continuing increasing
s for further demand".***The memo-writer describes
how, upon agreement, mailing lists of
over 4,000 of the world's stamp dealers
could be supplied, also full mailing
s available, lists of all editors wh6 regularly
provide a total acquaint the world's 45,000,000 collec-
per year for tors with stamp news". He points out
e:- that since 1912 there have been (on
sports of Rice average) 50 new stamps issued every week
:w be running at of the year; since 1946 (with the up-
00,000 per surge of independent countries) the -
,were about average rate per week has increased to
mmodities.)It approximately 100. Gross annual face
option that value of new issues totals about Two or
Ld take a kindly Throe hundred million pounds. Of course
from Dominica some countries (such as USSR) are more
Lable under interested in propaganda benefit of
although it has stamps than in the extra revenue. ***
The revenue would mean much to DominicaJ
NEXT WEEK: DEVELOPMENT


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Page Twelve THE STAR Saturday, February 26, 1966

S T A R S P 0 R T S may be called up for service ih the Army
Champions Crushed By Innings soon.-- and he doesn't like the idea ..
hapo Cu d "lWhy are they so anxious to pay me o80
BRITISH Guiana-were beaten by an innings a month -- me, who in two fights pays for
and 15 runsby Barbados at Kensington Oral six jets planes? Nine out of ten soldiers
on Tuesday, and their hopes of retaining would not like to be in my place in the
the Championship now seem very remote ring," was his remark at hearing the news.
Batting first, the Guianese could only There was no indication that Clay will be
muster 227, of which Butcher scored 99 called up before March 29.
and Kanhai 69. The ebr-brilliant Sobers * * ::
captured 6 wickets for 56 runs in a dev- TREBLE CHANCE SIXTEEN
-astating spell of spin bowling. Barbados Everton vs Coventry
lost their openers quickly, but Nurse and an City vs. Leicester
Lashley staged a recovery with a stand of Norwich vs. Blackburn
78 in even time. Nurse was dismissed for Preton vs. Tottenham
52. Sobers joined Lashley and these two Wolves vs. Man. Utd.
gradually restored the home team's for- Bury vs. Charlton
tunes. Sobers was let off early in his Cardiff vs. Bolton
innings and he gradually took command of Middlesb'r'gh vs. Bristol C.
the D.G. attack. Lashley was out for 54 Bournemouth vs. York
scored in over three hours, and Brancker Brentford vs. Swindon
(132) was associated in a high stand of Bradford C. vs. Chester
214 with Sobers (204). This was the West Hartlepools vs. Luton
Indies Captain's biggest score in almost Totts. County vs. Barnsley
two years and Branc!er's third in consec- rexham vs. Toroquay
utive first class innings. The other two Berwick vs. Albion R.
were against E.W. Swanton's Team and the T. Lanark vs. Brechin
Australian touring team.
Barbados declared at 559 for 9. Joe SHIPS AHOY
Solomon had the best figures for D.G. --
4 for 46. Again the Guianese lost early SATURDAY, Feb.19: IMV Discoverer, LV Foster
wickets, but Clive Lloyd and Joe Solomon Enterprise, I' Statesman, MV Triton.SUN:
fought back and at one time looked like MV Stella NTora. MION: 1M.S. Argonaut. WED:
saving the match. Solomon was dismissed MV Iris, WV Sunmont. FRID: MV Horndeich,
early on the last morning for a well play-IV Delgres from Guadeloupe with 10 pass.,
-ed 70 and Lloyd went on to score 107 in Sch. Baby Maude, next port Barbados.
his first appearance for his territory D E R
British Guiana were-all out for 317. For DELAYD
Barbados, Charlie Griffith-got 4 wickets We heard earlier that H.H. Mr. Guy had
for 49. been awarded the CVO (Commander of the
Royal Victorian Order) add Chief of Police
The W.I. Championship for the Shell J.V.Mulligan the MVO (Member, Royal Victor-
Shield is now in a most interesting dage. ian Order) by H.M. the Queen, who presented
Barbados has scored the first outright their insignia before departure. Cpl. P.
victory' and have 18 points from their two James (Queen's Driver while here) received
matches, with Jamaica and Trinidad on 8 the Royal Victorian Medal (silver). The
points, B.G. on 6 points and the Combined official release reached us at press-time
Islands on 4 points. If Barbados can on Friday! *'** Outdated, doubtless by the
achieve another win they will be in an long holiday, were the Queen & the Duke's
impregnable position, but any of the other pre-arrival and thank-you messages. H.M,
teams could catch up if Barbados should enjoyed the efficiency of the arrangements
be beaten in their other two matches. was glad to meet so many Dominicans of
Barbados are now playing against Trinidad all ages, and expressed warm thanks to all.
in Barbados and Br. Guiana take on Jamaica
in Jamaica. The Combined Islands are due LATE NEWS
to meet Er. Guiana in St. Kitts on Iar.4, Reuter reports from Accra that crowds of
5,7 & 8, and Trinidad in St. Lucia on Mar.people "celebrated 'Tyranny is over' and
11, 12, 1- c 15. the death of the one-party state in Ghana.
,* ,:: ., They smashed up and tried to burn Nkrumah's
statue. Nkrumah meanwhile was reported by
--Boxi- World Heavyweight Champion Cassius:/ Reuter to be calm, but cancelled his
Clay is due to defend his title against visit to Hanoi and is said to be joining
Ernie Terrell in Chicago on March 29, but his pgyptian wife & sons in Cairo. H9 sa
wda r retALrnfing to oae, ..oni.
Print-ed" and Publi sh bv oerUt E, Allfrey_ Proprieto lIof St. Aroment, Dominica,
a 2 Bthtn ioaa, Roseau, D6mini a, B.,.I.