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VOL, LXXIII ROSEAU
8th May, 1950,
His Honour the Administrator has been
!leased to appoint, under Section 10 of
The Registration of Births and Deaths
Ordinance. 1916" (Dominica No 3 of 1916)
Mr. W. Pond to be Registrar of Births
and Deaths for District No II Soufriere
with effect from the 1st January 1950 vice
Mr. G. St, Luce resigned.
9th May, 1950.
The Administrator directs the publica-
tion for general information of the follow-
ing Cost of Living Index Figures in res.
pect of Dominica.
Statistics for 31st March, 1950.
General Average Increases since 1939
All Items 148.1%
Food Only 136.9%
Statistics for 30th April, 1950.
General average increases since 1939
All items 156 70'
Food only 152. ,
10th May, 1950
It is notified for general information
that Mr. W. H. Sweeting, Acting Receiver
General, Bahamas, has been selected by
the Secretary of State for secondment to
the Windward Islands, as Financial Secre.
_MZo &W 7 1 d
MAY 15, 1950.
A d ini 0 iis I.' to r's Oice,
10th May 1950.
The following particulars relating to
appointments etc. in the public service are
published for general information:-
CAINES, Miss EULAL.!.:, District Midwife,
G S 0. Class L. Medical Department,
vacation leave from 8th May to 27th
June, 1950, inclusive.
O'BRIEN. Miss JULIA MANIE ANN, 3rd
Class Clerk, Medical Department,
overseas leave from 10th May to 25th
August, 1950 inclusive.
12th May, 1950.
The undermentioned draft Bills which it
is proposed to introduce in the Legislative
Council. are published for general inform-
ation, with this issue of the Official Gazette:
An Ordinance further to amend the
Customs Import and Export Tariff Conso-
lidation Ordinance, 1930
An Ordinance further to amend the
Banana Ordinance, 1934.
REPORT OF THE PRINCIPAL AUDITOR
OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS
ON THE ACCOUNTS OF THE
DOMINICA TRADE UNION
FOR THE PERIOD 19TH MAY, 1945
TO 30TH JUNE, 1948.
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The accounts of the Dominica Trade
Union which was registeted on the 31st
December, 1915, have been t examined.
2. In Official Gazette No. 31 of the 1 th
July, 1048, the appointment of th Princi-
97 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, MAY 15, 1950.
pal Auditor of the Windward Islands to membership, and the fact that Receipt
audit these accounts has been published. Vouchers have not been kept as stated at
REGISTERED OFFICE, BRANCHES paragraph 9 above, it is not possible to
AND MEMBERSHIP state that all cash received has been pro-
3. The Registered Office of this Union perly brought to account.
is in Roseau, and 24 other Branches were IRECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURE
formed as follows:- 11 The Receipts of the Union for the
1945- 10 unier review amounted to 4.743.4.9., and
3946-11 Expe diture for the same period 4,349
1917- 3 Total 24. 9.1., leaving a balance of 39:3. 15. 7j
4. The total number of members at 12. The following details of Receipts
30th June, 1948, is shewn in membership and Expenditure prepared from the
records as 4947. accounts, should provide the information
ACCOUNTING RECORDS for guaging the financial health of thz
5. Most of the accounting records and uni.n for the period under survey:-
methods have not been found to be satis- Period Receipts
factory. Entries appear to have been 23/5/45 31/12/49 848.13.51
regularly posted in some of the books, 1/1/46 31/12/46 178318 7
but audit was hampered by the large num- 1/1/47 -- 31/12/47 1426 19.3
ber of apparently unnecessary records 1/1/48 30/6/48 685.1:1
kept, which in some cases duplicated the 4743. 4. 9
work. Expenditure Balance
work. + 305.19.0
6. The following observations made in 305.190
the course of examination if these accounts 11 2.3
are illustrative of the manner in which 256.0 6
these accounts have been kept:- 655 17.4f
4349.9.1 393. 15. 74
(i) Entries for Receipts and Expendi-
ture have not been supported by RECEIPTS
vouchers in several instances. 13 The Receipts amounted to 4743
(ii) There were a large number of .4.9 and appear to have been collected in
discrepancies between: accordanc- with the rules of the Union.
Counterfoil Receipts and Weekly 14. Levies which were imposed by 'he
Fees Books Executive Committee under Rule 15 of
Expenditure Vouchers and Cash the Union, have been brought to account
Books in the Cash Book.
Branch Statements and Headquar- 15. Refunds for advances made on-
ters Cash Book account of dances have been brought to
Country District Pass Books and account, but details have not been avail
Account Books. able for verifying the net receipts
(iii) Entries have been posted from recorded.
Fees Books to a Receipt and Expen- EXPENDITURE
diture Book. and finally to the Cash 16. Expenditure totalled 4349. 9. 1
Book. Payments have been made in accordance
7. The number of records received for with the Rules, and expenditure on salar-
examination were not sufficient for a com- ies of Officers authorised by the Execu-
plete audit of the accounts to be carried tive Committee as provided for in Rule
out. The records have not been submitted 10 (e).
by the Secretary for 12 of a total of 24 17. The following is a Summary of
Branches, and the writing of this report Expenditure for 3 years on the most im-
cannot be delayed any longer; on that portant items of Expenditure:-
account. 1945 -- 1947
8. Branch Statements for 20 Branches SICK PAY 303.12.4
were examined with Headquarters Ac. DEATH BENEFITS 3156.1
counts. 4 Branch Statements have not SALARIES 477.(.9
been received. TRANSPORTATION- 175.0.0
9. Receipt Vouchers have not been MEDICAL ATENDANCE 340.2.41
kept for Fees and Levies paid, and records SUBSISTENCE 89 16.4
of these transactions are contained in the STATIONERY 25.16.8
Pass Books of the members. A total of COMMISSION 71.16 3
1397 Pass Books were received for audit I18. Medical Attendance. The Union's
as follows:- doctor is required to keep a record of
Roseau -1026 members attended by him, which is check-
Fend St. Jean 63 ed by the Secretary before payments are
Grand Bay 137 made. There is some measure of control
Soufreire 171 Total 1397. over this expenditure.
10. In view of the small number of 19. Bank Accounts. Pass Books for
Pass Books received in relation to the Saving Accounts at Barclays Bank and the
OQFFIIAL GAZETTE, MO(N AY, MAY 15, 1950 98
Dominica Savings Bank have. been exam. The Order of the Day for this Meeting
ined with the accounts. A Savings is published with this isshe of the Official
Account is kept with the Dominica Co-op- Gazette.
erative Bank for the Political Fund. 688/50.
20. Assets of this Union consist of the ORDER OF THE DAY
Registered Office building which was pur- For a Meeting of the Legislative
chased and repaired at a cost of 122 Cuncil to be held at the Court House,
also a typewriter and office furniture of
the Registered Office and all Branches. Roseau, on Thursday, 25th May,
21. At the date of this report, audit
was informed by the Secretary. that 13 of
the 24 Branches formed had been disband-
While this is in accordance with Rule
14 (b), it will be observed that under Rule
14 (k). all money, books and other property
of any Branch, which shall secede or be
disbanded shall be at once sent to Head
Office by the Officers of such Branch,
together with a detailed statement of
22. Inventories of such property of the
Union have not been seen, and the detail-
ed statements of receipts and expenditure
are required fo, examination in audit.
2:. Massacre B'avch. The record of
the Massacre Branch which had not been
examined, were destroyed by fire on 11th
SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
24. The audit of these accounts must
be considered as incomplete, in view of
the few. records received for examination.
Accounting arrangements at the Regis-
tered Office were not entirely satisfactory,
and those of the Branches were not in
form for audit.
A serious view must be taken of the
failure of the Union to produce the
records of 12 Branches for audit.
It is understood that a proper system of
accounting has been introduced since
Audit of the accounts to 31st December,
1949, will, he undertaken and reported
upon as soon as possible.
(Sgd) 1). 1. BLANCHARD
for P-rincipal Auditor,
15th May, 1950.
IT is hereby notified for general inform_
ation that a meeting of the Legislative
Council of this Colony will be held at the
Court House, Roseau. on Thursday the
25th.,May, 1950, at 10.30 a.m.
1950, at 10.30 a.m.
2. Confirmation of Minutes of meeting
held on 25th January, i950.
3. Oath of Allegiance to New Member
4 Savingram from the Secretary of
State 're Sugar
5. Papers to ie laid: -
(a) S. R. & Os. Nos. 49, 52 and 53
.. 1 Nos. i, 2, 3, 5 and 9
(b) Estimates of Giraudel Village
Board for 1950
(c) Report of Medical Department
(d) Report on the Accounts of the
Dominica Workers Association
6. Notices, including those of questions
to be asked
7. Questions to be asked"
Resolution to refund Motor Car
Licence to iRev. Father A. len_
9. Bills : -
(I) An Ordinance further to amend
the Forest Soil and Water Con-
servation Ordinance, I946.
(2) An Ordirance further to amend
the Magistrate's Code of Proce.
(3) An Ordinance to consolidate and
amend the law relating to In-
(4) An Ordinance further o aimend
the Banana Ordinance. 1934
(5) An Ordinance further to amend
the Customs Import and Export
Tariff Consolidation Ordinance,
(6) An Ordinance to make provision
for the protection of third par-
ties against risks arising out of
the use of Motor Vehicles.
J N. MCINTYRE,
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY, MAY 15, 1950.
List of Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments within the Town of
Portsmouth in respect of which Land & House Rate is payable.
BUILDINGS. VA L UA TION.
B 195 2987
B 199 2709
Be 53 1200
Ha 161 1800
Hi 20 2884
Hi 22 1147
L 65 1856
L 66 2205
Mi 13 2214
Mi 14 750
Mi 15 1221
P 96 1450
R 61 720
R 63 1842
R 64 1790
R 65 495
RI 41. 14280
RI 42 2240
qJ VV IN L.J .
s d s d
20401 Lafond. -Hulle.
11401 Roach, Feter
21601 Watty, N E.B.
1430; Rechin. Lena
1830 Johnson, Doris
84T7 Douglas. R. 13.
12000' Green, L. A.
46Ri Aulle, Emille
180 Edwards. Beatrice
6301 Lewis, Clarita
504: Marie, Martin
1807 Andrew. Hayden
Hluntin, John W.
722 Douglas, I. B.
2638i Blackmore, Marie
1116 Andrew, Daisie
S1170 Joseph, Millicent
576 Jno. Baptiste, Leontin?
1440 Lamothe, Ismay
S2148 Andre, Sandrine
819' Toussaint, Toussine
Jno. Baptiste. Musgrave
Watty, N. E.
210 Bruss, Evelyn
24 11 0
33 17 0
5 0 0
15 0 0
18 4 0
9 11 2
128 0 0
10 0 0
7 15 0
18 5 0
6 5 0
5 1 9
25 19 4
12 1 8
15 7 0
14 12 6
59 10 0
18 6 0
18 10 8
s d s s d
25 0 0
24 0 0
16 0 18 13 4 5 0 0
14 7 5 0 0
150 0 0 150 0 0
3 10 0
3 11 9
4 16 0
1 3 4
3 0 0
26 0 0
12 0 0
60 0 0
J, l/jl2 lLi-/
OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY MAY 15, 1950. 100
S 17 2850 1490
Sc 36 5280 1463
Sc 37 5985
Sc 38 3300
Sc 39 18940
Sc 40 5928
1105 I i
616 Jack, Alva
3072 i Alcide, Reynold
Payne. E A.
23 15 0 16 12 10 40 0 0
4 19 6 5 0 0
3 15 0 4 0 0
44 0 0
24 18 0
27 10 0
76 16 0
16 5 4
65 17 4
2 18 0
;s 0 0
25 0 0
| 0ii 0
8 0 00
N T I C E.
The above is a revision of the Valuation List in respect of certain houses anl lots of land in the Town of Portsmouth pre-
pared by the Valuers appointed unde- the Portsmouth Lind and House Rate Ordinance. 1940.
Any person who may feel aggrieved by any valuation on the ground of unfairness or incorrectness in the valuation of any
premises included therein or of the inclusion therein or omission therefrom of any premises, may, within fourteen days after
the publication thereof, give to the valuers at the Sub-Treasury a notice in writing of his objection specifying the grounds
thereof, and where the ground of any premises in respect of which any person other than the person objecting is liable to be
valued, or the inclusion or omission of such premises, shall also give notice in writing of such objection and of the ground
thereof to such other person
L. A. ANDRE,
ROBERT A. GARRAWAY,
ALFRED A. RICHAIRDS,
24th March, 1950.
METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER KEPT AT BOTANIC GARDEN
Relative Thermometer. Reduced to S32 Fh.
Humidity. and Sea Level.
9a.m. 3p.m. Max'm. Min'm. 9a.m. 3?p.m.
Rainfall for the Rainfall for the
ainfall. Year 1950. Year 1949.
Mths. Ins. Pts. Mths. Ins. Pts.
.(3 January 9.87 January 2.06
.00 February 3.59! February 6.44
.00 March 3. 75J March 2 73
.02 April 1.89 April 1.46
.00 19 01 12.69
April 1 Sat.
,, 11 Tues.
,, 13 Thurs.
,, 14 Fri.
,, 16 Sun.
,, 19 Wed.
,, 20 Thurs.
,, 21 Fri.
,, 22 Sat.
,, 23 un.
,, 24 !ton.
,, 25 Tues.
,, 26 Wed.
,, 27 Thurs.
,, 28 Pri.
,, 29 Sat.
No. of 1950.
AN ORDINANCE further to amend the Cus-
toms. Import and Export lari: Consolida-
tion Ordinance, 1930.
BE IT ENACTED by the Governor with the
advise and consent of the Legislative Council of Dom-
inica as follows :-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Customs Short Title.
Import and Export Tariff (Amendment) Ordinance, Ord. 11/ 930
1950 and shall be read as one with the Customs Import
2/19 '2' 16/1982.
and Export Tariff Consolidation Ordinance, 1930. as 4/133,5of1934
7,1937, 4 of I911
amended (hereinafter referred to as the principal Ordi- o9429ofi94
nance). 6of 19a6 of19
2. Item 10 (a) of the third Schedule to the princl- third Schedule
pal Ordinance shall have effect as if for the words "lid. JOrdinP,~
per bunch in case of shipments............ .......
....received by the said Association occurring in the
third column thereof there were substituted the follow-
three cents per bunch in the case of ship-
ments made to places outside the Colony
but within the Caribbean Area and in the
case of shipments made to places outside
the Caribbean Area .24 of one cent per lb,
on every lb. shipped ."
3. This Ordinance shall be deemed to have come ment.
into operation on the 24th day of November, 194i.
4. The Customs Import and Export Tariff (Amend- Repeal, Ord-
No, 23 of 1949.
ment) Ordinance. 1949, is hereby repealed.
Passed by the Legislative Council this day of
Clcrk of the Legislative Council.
OBJECTS AND REASONS.
The object of this Bill is to give effect to certain observations
relating to the wording made by the Right Honourable the Secre-
tary of State.
C, ADDISON HARNEY,
AN ORDINANCE further to amend the Banani
BE IT ENACTED by the Governor with the advice
and consent of the Legislative Council of Dominica as
1. This Ordinance may be cited-as the Banana Ord. 2/1934.
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1950, and shall be read as one,, 2/, 8.
with the Banana Ordinance, 1934, as amended (he:'ein- ,, i 1947.
after referred to as the principal Ordinance).
2 In subsection (1) of section fifteen of the prin- Amendment
cipal Ordinance aftbr the word rules occurring ii o section 15
(I) of the
the third line therein there shall be inserted the words pri cipal
"and decisions". Ordinance.
3. Paragraph (x) of subsection (1) of section Repeal a-d
twenty-two is hraby reps.led and in place thereof the replacement
following shall have effect: tion () (x)
(x) For imposing a cess or levy on bananas, section22of
for regulating the handling and export of Ordinance.
bananas by the Association and the mark.
eting of the same.
4. Section twenty-three of the principal Ordinance Amendment
is hereby amended by deleting therefrom subsections of section 23
(i) and (iii) and substituting therefore the following :- Otdiance,
23. (i) All bananas grown in the Colony and
intended to be exported therefrom shall be deli-
vered to the Association at sach place in Roseau
or elsewhere in the. sand as shall, from time to
time, be determined by the Board, and no bananas
shall be exported from the Colony except by the
Association or such person or persons authorised
by them under licence. Such licence shall be re-
vocable at the absolute discretion of the Board.
(iii) The Board may appoint as Purchasers
such Members as shall be deemed necessary to
ensure efficient purchase of bananas and trans-
port of same to the receiving depot or depots of
Association and the Board shall fix the minimum
price to be paid at each buying station :
Provided that nothing in this section shall
prevent any member or non member from deliver-
ing bananas to the receiving depot or depots of the
Provided further that the Board shall not
be held responsible for any act or acts whatso-
ever committed by any such purchaser prior to,
and until such time as the purchase anddelivery
of bananas shall have been made and completed
at the receiving depot or depots of the Association.
Repeal and 5. Subsections (1) and (2) of section twenty-five
replacement are hereby repealed and in place thereof the following
of section 25 r
ofthe princi- shall have effect :--
pal Ordi- 25. (1) Any excess of the revenues of the
Association for any financial year thereof over the
the sums properly chargeable to their revenue
account for that year shall be placed in a reserve
(2) The amount of the reserve fund and
the uses to which the fund shall be applied shall
be g verned by Rules to be made by the Board
with tiL: approval of the Governor in Council.
(3) Income tax shall not be chargeable up-
on or cdductable from the reserve fund of the
Repeal and 6. Subs.-cion (1) of section twenty-six of the
opla ecton principal Ordinance is hereby repealed and the following
26 (1) of the substituted therefor:-
principal 26. 11) 'he Board shall, from time to time,
subje t to the approval of the Governor, appoint
fit and proper persons to be Secretary and Trea-
surer and such pers' ns shall hold office during
the pleasure of the Board.
Amendment 7. Subsections (2), (4) and (6i of section twenty-
of subsec- six of the principal Ordinance are hereby respectively
(1) & (6) of amended as follows :--
section 26 (a) by inserting the words and Trea-
O finance. surer" after the word "Secretary
occurring in the first line thereof ;
(b) by the deletion of subsection (4) there-
of ; and
(c) by the deletion of the words "of the
Governor and "
8. Subsection (2) of section twenty-nine of the
ofmedetion principal Ordinance shall have effect as if for the word
29 (2) of "Secretary there was substituted the word Trea-
9. Subsection (1) of section thirty-two of the prin-
Amendment cipal Ordinance shall have effect as if for the words
of section ,
32 (1) of "be liable to a penalty not exceeding..... .two
principal months ", there were substituted the words be liable
O dance. to a penalty not exceeding One hundred dollars, and in
default of payment to imprisonment with or without
hard labour for any time not exceeding six months ".
10. Section thirty-five of the principal Ordinance Pepeal and
is hereby repealed and in place thereof the following replacement
section shall be substituted:- of prnci-
35. There shall be no liability of any individ- pal 0rd.
ual member of Association, other than for the
payment of entrance fees to contribute to the
expenses of the Association in the event of any
failure to provide funds or of insufficient funds to
meet any just debts or expenditure incurred by
or on behalf of the Association or any member
thereof duly authorised by or on behalf of the
Association, or for any pecuniary losses arising
from the working Association, or for any default
or and suit for or against any person or persons.
Passed by the Legislative Council this day
Clerk of the Legislative Council.
1287/49 OBJECTS AND REASONS.
The objects of this Bill aie to amend the principal Ordi-
(a) to provide authority for tne imposition of a cess on
(b) to create a reserve fund out of the surplus revenues
of the Association;
(c) to make provision for the appointment of a Treasurer
to be in charge of the funds of the Association;
(d) to empower the Association to issue licences to per-
sons exporting bananas from the Colony as the As-
sociation no longer exports; and
(e) to remove the liability of individual members of the
C. ADDISON HARNEY