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Title: Official gazette - Dominica
Physical Description: v. : ; 31 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Dominica
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Roseau
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Politics and government -- Dominica   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1- April 5, 1865-
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Volume ID: VID00138
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Government Notices.

No. 44.
ANTHONY, SAMUEL. Messenger, G S.0-
Class Ill, Social Welfare Department,
vacation leave from 20th February to
17th March. 1.52 inclusive.
E. 419.,
-CARBON, FIELD ,-tERRE, District Instruc-
tor, Agricultural Department, vaca-
tion leave from 10th March to 2nd
April, 1952, inclusive.
E. 602
' trict Instructor, Agricultural Depart-
ment, vacation leave from 8th Feb-
ruary to 3rd March, 1952 inclusive.
E 597
UUVERNEY. Mrs. ZOE, Telephone Operator,
Chief Petty Officer, vacation leave
from 22nd February to 12th March,
1952 'iTclusive.
E. 197
I1ENRY, PHi'LLIP, G.S' 0. Class 111. Order-
ly, Roseau Hospital, vacation leave
from 23rd February to 12th April,

JOSEPHS, JOHN, C., Fic't; Class Clerk,
Public Works Department, vacation
leave from 20th February to 31st
July, 1952 inclusive.
E. 370
LE'TANG, HENRY, E., Contioller, of Sup-
plies, Supply Office, vacation leave
from 27th February to 3rd March,
1952 inclusive.
E. 207.

3 ~TWr~'

I'EMBERTON, Mrs. EILEEN A., Nurse GaS 0.
Class IV, Portsmouth Hospital, vaca.
tion leave from 23rd February, to 12th
March, 1952 inclusive.
E. 612
Class Clerk. Treasury Department,
vacation leave from 19th February
to 7th" March,'1952 inclusive.
E. 640
PREVOST, A. CALVIN. 2nd Class Warder,
H. M Prison, vacation leave from
16th February to 3rd March. 1952 in-
E. 543
28th February, 1952

No. 45
'I'H Acting Administrator directs the
publication for general information of the
following Cost of Living Index Figures as
compared with September 1939 taken as
January 1952
All Items 3-17
Food only 321
4l5/.4 1 4 .
S 23rd February, 1952.

No. 46.
THE Acting Administrator directs the
Publication of the following despatch No.
i (8 of the 6th February, 1952, which has
been received from the Secretary of State
for the Colonies (through His Excellency
the Goverhor) on the subject of the pio.


Posed Conference on West Indian Federa-
tion to be held in London during 1952 -
You will recall that in Septem
ber last, my predecessor sent a message to
the Governor of Jamaica in which he wel-
comed the proposal contained in resolu-
tions lately passed by the Jamaica Legis_
lative Council and Hause of Represenita.
tives, that a conference on West Indian
Federation should be held in London as
soon as this could conveniently be
2 It appears, from subsequent inform.
al consultations, that this proposal is
acceptable to the Governments of those
Colonies whose Legislatures have accepted
federation in principle as the result of
their consideration of the recommenda-
tions made in the report of the Standing
Closer Association Committee. That report
has now been discussed by the Legislatures
concerned, with the exception of those of
British Honduras and of Barbados. where
it has been accepted in principle by th
House of Assembly, but ,has yet to come
before the Legislative Council. In British
Guiana, the Legislative Council voted by a
majority against acceptance of the Com.
mittee's proposals; and it may according-
ly be necessary for further consideration
to proceed on the supposition that any
federal arrangements would not include
that territory, at all events at the outset.
On the assumption, however, that the
Legislative Council in Barbados will
endorse the views of the House of Assem-
bly, I take it that it will be generally
desired that I should now proceed with
making the arrangements for a Conference
in London at the earliest convenient date.
The position of British Honduras must be
determined in the light of whatever de-
cision is reached by the Legislative Coun-
cil of that Colony, when the report is
debated. I hope that it will be possible
for this step to be taken in the near
3. I understand that it would not in
any event be practicable to convene a fully
representative gathering before June next,
since many of those concerned will be
occupied until then with budgetary and
other urgent business in their own Legis-
latures If there is a general wish to hold
the Conference in June, I shall be very
glad to make the necessary arrangements.
Before, however, a date is finally settled,
there are certain points which seem to call
for some further consideration. It is the
common experience that the success of any
conference depends very largely on the
extent, to which the ground has been pre-
pared in advance, and I think that this
consideration is likely to prove particular.
ly relevant to a conference concerned with
the highly intricate and far-reaching pro-

blems raised by the project for West
Indian federation. I recognize, of course,
thht the Conference will be fortunlite in
having before them the broad outlines
of a federal plan by a Committee corn-
posed of representatives of all the Colonies
concerned. But the Standing Closer Asso-
ciation Committee themselves recognized
that much further work would be
' crecessary before the practical effects
of their recommendations could be
fully assessed. Some Governments have
already started a detailed examination of
the Committee's proposals and I presume
that the remaining Governments will wish
to undertake similar studies in advance of
the Conference. Secondly. it is already
clear that proposals will be put forward
for modification of some of the Corn.
rnittee's recommendations, and it is desira.
ble that all the Governments concerned
should have adequate time to study such
proposals in advance of the Conference
Thirdly, I note that little progress has so
far been made by Governments in con-
sidering the report of the MacLagan Cornm
mission. A Customs Unijn seems to be
an essential corollary of political federa-
Lion, and for this reason I should doubt
the wisdom f holding a general confer-
ence on federation unless Govern'nents
had already studi d the report of the
MacLagan Commission and had reached
broad conclusions.
4 My present view, therefore, is that
it would not be advisable to hold the
London Conference until Governments
had been ab'e :-
(i) co complete the r study of the
financial and other implica-
tions of the Rance Report ;
(ii) to undertake a detailed exam-
ination of the proposals made
in the MacLagan Report with
a view to determining what
technical difficulties may call
for some adaptation of the
proposals to meet the condi-
tions of individual territories'
and what particular fiscal pro-
blems would arise from the
application of the tariff sche.
dules incorporated in the
report; and
(iii) to circulate their conclusions
uuder (i) and (ii), together
withany proposals for amend.
ments and modifications, for
study by the other Govern-
ments concerned.
If the London Conference is to be held in
June, I consider that it is essential that
preliminary work on the above lines should
be completed by the end of March. If it
appears that this preliminary work cannot
satisfactorily be completed in time, it may
be advisable to postpone this meeting
until later in the summer.


5. It will be no easy task to sift. collate
and present the views of so many Govern
ments on the diverse and technical subjects
covered by two reports I suggest that it
would be to the general convenience of
West Indian Governments to make ule for
this purpose of the facilities for regional
co-ordination afforded by the Development
and Welfare Organization ; if desired the
Comptroller for Development and Welfare
could oe invited to preside over a commit.
tee of officials nominated by all the Gov-
ernments concerned. It w,.uld seem very
desirable that wherever possible the
Financial Secretaries, or corresponding
officers, should take part in this commit.
tee. This committee would be expected
to present to their Governments and the
Colonial Office, at least one month in
advance of the date fixed for the opening
of the London Conference, a comprehend.
sive statement of the views and recoi,.
iendations of Governments on both
reports. I should emphasise that I do not
propose that this official committee should
deal witn any questions of policy: its
unction woulibe to collate the comments
aid. proposals of the various Governments
'o as to facilitate the w.ok of the Confer.
6. 1 should be grateful if you would
i form me, by telegram if possible, of the
views of your Government on these sug-
7. The resolution passed b the Jama,
ica House of Representatives on 14th
August last implied that th- purpose of
the proposed Conie, ence in London would
be to undertake "close consideration of
the financial aspects of federation." In
my view, th., obj active of the Conference
should in fact bt much wider; I suggest
that it should see.l. to reach agreement on
a federal scheme, in sufficient detail to
enable a start to be made with the complex
and lengthy pi ocess of drafting the
necessary constitutional instruments. As
1 said above, the task of the Conference
will be greatly facilitated by the report
ot the Standing Committee on Closer
Association; I assume that it will be gen-
erally agreed that the purpose of the
Conference is to work out a detailed plan
on the basis'of the Committee's report and
not to re-examine afresh the various
alternative forms of federal government
whose merits and demerits in relation to
the West Indies the Committee may be
presumed to have exhaustively studied.
8, For practical reasons, it would seem
desirable that the number of delegates to
the Conference should be kept as low as
possible consistent with adequate repre-
sentation of opinion in the various terri.
stories. I should welcome your early
opinion whether representation on this
occasion should be on the: same basis as
for the Standing Closer Association Corn

mittee, or wether you consider that some
other arrangement will be desirable. It
will, no doubt be desired in some cases
that delegations should be accompanied
by advisers
9 1 hope that the Government of
British Guiana, wnlnse L-gislature has
not felt able to accept that S.C.A.C.
.eport. in principle, will nevertheless be
willing to be reptesen.ted at the London
Conference by an observer.
10. I arm addressing this despatch to
the Govern,jrs of all West Indian Colonies
and of British Guiana, and to the Officer
Administering the Government of British
SHonduras. I am sending a copy of it to
the Comptroller for Development and
I have the honour to be.
Your most obedient humble Servant.
C I 10/51
3id March. 1952.
By Order,
(overn Secretuary.

Departmental and
other Notices.
Export of Sugar Manufacture
Exporters are hereby notified that the
importation of Syrups etc in the United
Kingdom from sterling sources under
open general licence is hereby revoked as
from 6th February, 1952.
| Export licence will be granted by this
Department only on presentation of
evidence that the necessary U.K. Import
Licence has been obtained by the exporter.
A.tinig Controller of Supplies.
Supply Office,
3rd Match. 1952.
C. 14/52
World Open General Import Licence
The list of exemptions from Import
Licence as published in the Official Gazette
of, 17th December, 1951 is hereby amend
ed by CAN(ELLATION of all items with
the exception of the following.
0 Dried, trnoked and pickled fish.
(excluding salted fish)
'10 Onions.
11. Potatoes.
Importers are requested to inform this
Department immediately, of all outstand,
ing orders made under open general Ii.
Acting Controller of Supplie,',
jor Competent Autho, ty
Supply Office,
Dom iica.
3rd Maich, 1952.
C. 96/51


Schedule of Applications for Carstfates of Tittle'nd Notings thereun, and Caveats, for the
'week ending the nid day of February. 1959.
Date of Request. Person Presenting. Nature of Request, whether for Certificate
of Title or Noting thereon, or Caveat.

Request dated Octave Rolle and Others Request for the issue of a First Certificate
22nd January, 1952, by their Solicitor of Title (with plan attached) in respect of
Presented Clifton A. H Dupigny that part of Laudat Estate situate in the
i8th January, 1952, Parish t. St. George in the Colony of
at 10 10 a.m. Dominica containing 5,9'99 acres and
bounded as follows:- On the South by Roseau River and land of Laudat Estate; on the East
by laud of Laudat Estate; on the West by land of J. J. Laudat and Laudat Estate and on the
North by land of Laudat Estate.
Registrar's Office, A 6t. MARIE,
28:Roseau, Ag. Registrar" of titles.
th January, 1952.
NoTE.-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Certificate of Title on the above
application may enter a Caveat in the above office within tour weeks from the date of the first
appearance of the above Schedule in the Official Gazette and the Dominica Chronicle
newspaper published in this Islanid.
Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings tiereon, and Caveats, for ,
...the--wekendiB gthe ad day of February, 1952.

S Nature of Request, whether for Certificate
Date of Request. Person Presenting. of Title or Noting thereon or Caveat.

Request,dated The Central Housing and Request for the issue of one Certificate
39th January, 1952. Planning Authority of Title in substitution for three Certifi-
Presented by their Solicitor cates of Title in respect of a part of Good-
30th January, 19i2, Clifton A. H Dupigny will Estate and Pottersville situated in
at 19.40 p.m. the Parish of St. George in the C lony of
Dominica containing 1939.237 acres and bounded as follows:-On the North by the Goodwil
Estate: on the East by St. Aroment Estate; on the South by Bath Estate and Roseau River
and on the West by the Public Road, Lucien Sylvester and the Sea.
Registrar's Office, A. B. MARIE,
Rosean, Ag. Registrar of titles.
30th January, 1953.
NoTE.-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Certificate of Title on the above
application may enter a Caveat in the above office within four weeks from the date of the first
appearance of the above Schedule in the Official Gazette and the Dominica Chronicle news-
paper published in this Island.

Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings thereon, and Caveats, for the
week ending the 9th day of February, 1952.
Nature of Request whether for C, riciictef.

Request dated Peter Cyril Dewhurst Request for the issue 9f a Certificate
Snd February, 1952, by his Solicitor of Title (with plan attached) fn respect of
Presented Clifton A. H. Dupigny all that piece or parcel of land commonly
8th February, 1952, known as the' Rousseau Estate situate in
at 3.45 p.m. 1 the Parish 'f' St. J6ohn i' the Colony of
Dominica containing 11 acres and four peaches and bounded"as'fbllow's-jNorth by land of the
Heirs of Toussaint Alexander and Madam Joseph Jean Louis; Egsterly by land of the Heirs
of Toussaint Alexander and Joseph Jean Louis; Westerly by'tand of Jimmy Tome, Eleanor
Toussaint, George Brumant and Mrs. Laynus and Southerly by land of P C. Dewhurst former-
ly of W A. Knight.'
Registrar's Office, A. B. MARIE,
Roseau, Ag. Regmstrar of Titles.
8th February, 1952 .
NOTE.-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Certificate of Title on the
above application may.eater a Caveat in the above Office within four weeks from the date
of the first appearance of the above Schedule in the Official Gazette and the Dominica
Chronicle newspaper published in this Island.
Printed at the BULLETIN OFFICE, Roseau.--By Authority

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