Dominica herald

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Dominica herald
Allfrey, P. Shand ( Phyllis Shand )
Allfrey, P. Shand ( Phyllis Shand )
Place of Publication:
Roseau, Dominica
Dominica Herald
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v. : ill. ; 42 cm.


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Dominica -- Newspapers ( lcsh )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1955? Cf. caption.
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Editor, <1963-1964>: Phyllis Shand Allfrey.
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"For the General Welfare of the People of Dominica, the further advancement of the West Indies and the Caribbean Area as a whole."
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Description based on: Jan. 12, 1963; title from caption.
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Last issue consulted: December 31, 1964.

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TI KSr X ^ ,n eFiat Naustltta r4^
l-. Finest Poop1^__ | -* --- The R-cke.I 5o) .
Thq Pidw~t Soi
(For the General Welfate of the Pe pie of Dominicu, the fir er advancemnrin ofthe West Indies and the Caribbean Area as a wh/)e)

AftT E -

And wite

DEPARTING IN THE banana boat Geestland at mid,
night last nighr, Mr. F. J. Hopkirs 'latly Science
Master at the Dominica Grammar-School) and his wife
wh- had been engaged to teach at the Wesley High School
but was never able to do so, left behind them a trail of
outraged and annoyed feelings among all sections of the
The Man In The Street

Teachers "Strike."
Not only did the Teachers
carry out a one/day "Go
Slow" strike in protest at
Mr. Hopkins' ejection, and
the Senior, Boys deliver a
petition to Government, but
the man in the street has
been extremely vocal in the
condemnation of Goveri.
-L .. i- ." r r n1n "
-Icrn_ iii :- 11 r i'i --' r~ -re rlT irt;'
of the "man-whokicked a,
boy's" contract, almost every-
ohe voicingthe opinion to
us that the action was loaded
with racial spite. We pu/
blish a letter by a waterfront
worker on this.,page.

Eyewitness Account

It has bcen particularly
difficuk to obtain information
on the whole incident but
we are now Pble to give the
public ful! details of what
happened as related by an
eyewitness. In the closing
minutes of the last day of
sc h o o i (Friday, December
13), Mr. Hopkins was still
conscientiously lkcuring to.
his class of senior boys.
Another (lower) class was
dismissed and one boy from
this class came i n a n d
"cheeked" the master who
told him to clear out: he
repeated the performance a
second time and then a third:
On the third o casion the
master, from his platform,
pushed out at the boy vith
his foot as he retreated: the
boy came back saying "you
have put dust on my pants"
and the master replied "I will
get the Headmaster to cane
the dust out for you." No
other statement in reply was
made by the master.

The HERALD has made a
point ofinctrvicwing as many
people as possible to obtain a
representative opinion from
"The Man in the Street":--
A Busn 3ss ma: "I am
shocked at the way the whole
story has been covered up or
misrepres e n t e d. WIBS,
both Greniida and Roseau,
have been silent utcl-.a' feeble-
la~;:-mIIuutl erep rt of the
Teacher' "st t r i k e" a s
A Politician: "I udder,
rtand that the whole of the
Labour P a r t y Executive
except two were against the
action taken against the mas-
ter but the Chief Minister
threatened to resign if they
did not endorse his action"
A Teacher: "This will
set back higher education in
Dominica man" yeats and
many British & Canadian
teacher; alrea'iy here are now
having second thoughts
about continuing t hei r

Petition By D, G, S. Pupils
Part of the text of the
D. G. S. bo y,' petition,
signed by about o boys,
handed by a deputation to
His Honour the Ac t i n g
Administrator is pr i n t e d
"Aiready this morning ....some
ten students were compelled, despite their
love for and ability at the stujects-
Physics and Mathematics- to drop
these subjects, thus hindering tbeir future
and undoubtedly, Sir, thai of Dominica.
The Dominica Grammar School, Sir,
has had a reputation for a fast turnover
of masters and your government, Sir, is
only accelerating the rate . '
"Justification" rum o u r s
that the Hopkins were "an/
xious to leave Dominica" are
(Cont. foot next column)

Pinard Retiring
His Honour Achille
Pinard, O. B. E., Adminis/
trator of Grenada, is retiring
o0. grounds of health and
his post is being filled by
Mr. I. G. Turbott, C.M.G.,
Administrator of Antigua.

hereby authoritatively denied.
In fact, they were deeply
upset, and fragile Mrs. Hop,
kins fainted twice w hi le
taking leave of their many
friends here before sailing to

Opinion Against Exit Of Teacher i'
m U U*** S I

minica Jrammar ocnool.
Yes, this act is a most cruel act. For it is a true saying, that where
there is no vision in leaders the people must perish. Because of the
lack of vision of the Government Ministers hundreds of school boys may
suffer, through the sake of one school boy. How soon will they get
another Science Master? The action taken against this young man of
twenty-two years of age, as far as my vision has taken me, is nothing
but an Election stunt.
Matters could have been settled without such drastic a-tion taking
place. I shall repeat "this is an Election stunt", There are three im-
portant questions we must consider in this case, (i) Was the Science
Ma:;ter conscious of what took place at-that time? (2) Remember that
he is a young man, not quite long since he left school, he may be still
holding within him playish ideas. (3) Was there bound to be a dis,
missal of such excellent gifts? Pilate played his part in the crucifixion
of Christ and washed his bands, unknowing that he was just or guilty
as those who crucified Him. So. shall it be with all those who played
their part in dismissing this young man. But they now know. And
they all shall regret.
Wa(erfront Worker of Roseau

Queen And Pope -- u
Exchange B ARBADOS political parties and trade unions have
Exchangreceived a severe shock in the past t vo weeks. Police
MeSSages have carried out raids on the homes of the. leading memn
Church Heads Meet In ber ofthe People's Progressive Socialist Party and the
Jerusalem Barbados Progressive, Union of Workers.
The Pope and Queen On December o2 police ported to- have called at the
Elizabeth exchanged messages raided the home of sugar, house of Mihister of Produce
last Monday at the end of the factory worker "Gowdy" tion Wynter Crawford and
Pontiff's Holy Land pilgri- Yearwood and confiscated a frightened the servant. All
mage of peace and prayer. revolver "Gowdy" was Ministers of Govwrnment and
The Pope sent the follow last week fined $Ioo for fire, Mr. Walcott are now receive,
ing message to the Queen arm possession without a ing police protection.
from Jerusalem; "From the license. On New Year's Day Sir Grantley Adams' party,
Holy City of Jerusalem we the home of PSP leader the Barbados Labour Party,
would assure you of the fer, Grafton Clarke was raided castigate in "The Beacon"
vent prayers we raise to God and T.P. Houston and L.B search ofofficials' homes with
for the welfare ard peace Brathwaite of the BPuw both a forthright. article entitled
among all peoples in justice received unceremonous police "Barbados Is Now Like
and brotherly' love." visits (the police confiscated Police State".
The Queen, in a reply Mr. Brathwaite's pen and __
bottle of ink)
sent through theBritish Min bott e :fin .FIRE IP THE DR1fSl'
:.... A.. P rermer. Hon. .
. Siarl ,tr. said. "I tih : r'. Etrol Barrow, and Mr. Frank On Thursday morning lsI a fire
cordiallfor our message Walcott, General Secretary of, ran snakelike up-concrete side drains
crom eor ur me e the Barbados Workers Union then straight into a low house
from jerusalem. join win near the litte store at the corner ofr
you in praying for welfare, are iporte to have receive River & Old Street. According to
peace and justice for all the threatening letters on the sub- an eyewitness, the scent of gasoline
nations and the people of the ject of the non-distribution rose strongly at first in the vicinity,
world" of the sugar-worker's "wind/ and within seconds there were flam-
Pope PaulVI was wel- fall" bonus. Officials of all es" The gasoline leaked firom
me wherever he wasent in organizations which are motor-cycle No. 601 owned by
c ed wherever he went in org stions which are ernard Joseph, parked in the
the Holy Land and the most opposing withholding of the gallery. Neighbours and other
significant event was his meet, bonus have been publicly helpers ripped off the tank and put
ing the head of the Eastern counselling the workers to out the flames with wet sugar-bags
Orthodox Church, Patriarch refrain from violence. before further damage could be
AtLenogoras of Constantino, On Thursday this week, doned bTy Mr. E. Lawrenche,e
ple. This was the first meet, several masked men are- re- ghly scorched.
ing between the heads of ------- ---- --
these two Christian sects in
500 yeats. At their second Words From The Bay Front
meeting in Jerusalem the two
prelates prayed together that They Shall Regret
their meeting will be "a pre,
lude of things to come for the Never in the Hictory of Domin;ca has such a monstrous action
Glory of God." taken place than that of the dismissal of the Science Master of the Do,
ry~i o .m



Report of the Commission of Inquiry i.izo he Pub,
lic Works Dept. of Dominica, dated October, 1962 (5
cents) laid in Leg. Co., Dec. 17 1963.
Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Govt.
Fruit Packing & Marketing Depot dated 8th January
1963 (50 cents) laid in Leg. Co., Dec. 17 1963.
Report of Inquiry into the Constitution, Working
and Financial Condition of the Cooperative C i t r u s
Growers Association of Dominica Ltd. by J. A. Barzey:
(unlaid), dated July 1963.
Reviewed by Phyllis Shand and sometimes on both; the
Allfrey chairman of one Commission
In taking these three Re, of Inquiry is related by mar,
ports together, two ot them riage to this family; the only
being available to the public real sufferer and scapegoat in
already and the third enjoy, all these affairs is a first cousin
ing a limited circulation, this ofyour reviewer, who was
reviewer would point out unjustly expelled from her
that these Inquiries or Investi, own founded political party,
nations all confirm a srate of now appropriated by Go,
affairs not peculiar to Dom, vernment; a chief witness in
inica but to th.e whole of the one Inquiry and a minor
West Indies: i.e., that the victim in another was an
norm inseveral islands is slack- Independent candidate in the
ness i ,public admiriistra, last general election, standing
tion with inevitable oppor, against both the Chief Min.
tunities for fraud or advani sister and the D. U. P. P.
tagetaking. The norm in leader; thus one can see that
hu m a n behaviour is to politics and family relation,
t ak e such advantage and ships play some part in the
make easy money or easy emotional back r o u n d to
time at p-Itri c-expense. se affairs. It is better to
The -great political show set this out iir-print .tan it
down in Grenada in 1961 pretend to an objective im-
-uncovered how much this partiality,
norm in behaviour had per, There is an even broader
meated political life. political factor: In t h e s e
So long as the reaction or islands, often such investiga,
revulsion from this type of tions arise after the demise of
I o o s minded behaviour a Government, for its posthu-
does not swing to the other mus discredit, or the discre,
extreme (and alas there are dit of an individual. For
signs in our once generous example, the Labour Party of
and hospitable West Indies Dominica p r o m i s e d the
that this may be happening) people an investigation into
so lor.g as we do not be, the P. W. D. even before
c o m e a state only fit for they attained office: and who
informers and misers, the has not heard political figure,
effect of these Inquiries will heads of all kinds remark:
be good; but we shall "well breik him for this!"
remember, as the author of or "Wait until we get the
the Cooperative R e p o r t power!" The zeal of the
quotes from Milton:- Ch'ef Minister of Dominica
"A good princip e, not who saw smoke emanating
rightly understood, from the P. W. D. yard and
may prove as hurtul as a poked around after Mr. Eric
may prove as hurtful as a R r h d e f
bad." Richards had departed from
S his incineration activities, to
Why indeed am I taking uncover recent papers and
these three reports together a duplicate pay sheet, proves
Because they are strongly to what lengths politicians
interlinked by factors which ad h l servants may go
I shall describe, The firsthand civil servants may go
I shall describe. The first her to prove a lonheld
commndenomiator either to prove a longheld
common nom ator i, suspicion or to protect their
course, incompetence or lack departments.
of integrity and the opportunity
for misuse of public money. Dead Souls
The second is a strong inter,
weaving of family or human Dead and departed men
relationships, for example, in on payosheets have been a
each of the three reports, favourite form of corruption
members of one prominent before and since the writing
family figure, either on the of Gogol's Dead Souls. In
accusatiive or defensive side, the case of the P. W. D.,

widespread corruption and Astaphan Prizes NOTICE
swindle ovr paysh e-s andc
supplies appears to an non "We are )leased to i,/ In the Estate of Frank Philip
judicial eye to b. proven iorm Mis, Evalb Musgrave No thllna, deceased.
beyond i d o u b t. Yet t e of 28 New Street, Roseau,
extraordinary result of this that she his won a $ro.oo ALL persons having any
report is tha: everybody ulti/ Prize in our daily January claim against; the above-
mately escaped scot-free: some draw, which started yesterday named estate are hereby re,
vita! witnesses, including a 3rd January. quired to send in his cr her
lady who left fo r We would like her to claim to the undersigned not
Trinidad, ev e n e s c a p e d come in to see us on Thurs, later than the i5th day of
beforehand. In ot h e r day 3oth January, to select Mirch, t964.
words, added to all t h e her prize. S. CADMAN SMITH
shocking waste of public The official presentation GEORGE AUIL
funds and materials uncovered takes place on Saturday, Ist Attorneys for Barclays Bank D.C.O.
by this report may b- added February at 10. a. r. Personal Representatives of Frank
the shocking waste of having j. ASTAPHAN & CO. Philip Nothnagei, decaised.
had a'Commission of Inqniry LTD." Jan. 11, 18, 25
at all; its distinguished mem/ *
bers appear to have worked Miss Catherine Jeremie of
largely to no purpose and Massacre, Dominica, h as
the Court expenses were been the lucky winner of
money thrown away. In the Astaphan's $iooo.oo Grand FOR SALE
PWD report, "deficiencies un, Prize for December Give,
der the section Unallocated away Draw. She is enti' Vauxhall Cresta
Stores" lists the large sum of tied to select her own goods Owner Driven
$r59,35.o04 up to July 1958 to the value of her prize.
and (after starting afresh) .. 790
$40,085 25 by May 1962 were790
revealed. "The Commission CARD OF THANKS E
got the impression that ever C RLE E. BULLY.
member of the (stores) staff Mr. & M r s. V. L. Tel. 24-1.
was more concerned in attem- Shaw & Family, Miss Jan. i, 8. 25s
pting to cover up defects than Cynthia Shaw and
in carrying out the duties of a the .other surviving _
supervising officer." Again; mn e m b e rs of the
"white pine was found to be Shawfamily wish to FOR ALE
lin ,"- '-refore convey through this F u ALE
unnecessary to account for ithe medeir m .,- ,. _.
excess." Some employees of cere thanks to all 51 Acres Part oFOND
the PWD among their other t h os e who sent BARON Estate
defalcations did private out, wreaths and tokens Consult:- H. MAURICE HILL
side work while continuing and w h o sympa- 32, Upper Lane.
to draw work pay from the thised with them in --
department for official dues, any other way on Advertise In
the occasion of their
Cont. n page 10 recent bereavement. The HERALD


7.00 -8,00
5.30 -6,30
8,oo -9.00

Geography (GCE & LCC)
Bookkeeping (GCE & LCC)
English Literature (GCE Twelfth Night)
Eng'ish Language (GCE & LCC)

Cerman (GCE & LCC)
Scripture (GCE)
Spanish I (G.C.E. & LCC)

Miss F. Burton
Mr. Isidore Alsa (D.Acc.)
Miss N. Charles
Mrs. D, Robeits

Dr. E. Muller
Dr. E, Muller
Dr. E. Mulkr

Principles of Education (ACP) Dr. E. Muller
Arithmetic (LCC & GCE, Teacher's local) Mr. O,A. Walker

Mathematics (GCE&LCC)
General Science (GCE)
Private Secretary's Diploma (LCC)

4.30-5.30 West Indian History (GCE)
German (GCE & LCC)
5.30-6,30 Economics (GCE & LCC)
Spanish r (GCE & LCC)
6.30-7.30 English History (GCE & LCC)
Logic (GCE)
All classes start in the week after January x2th,
Jan. II

Mr. J. Charles'BSc
C. Shillingford BSc
Mrs. B. Harris

J. Sorhaindo BA
Dr, E. Muller
J. Barzey
Dr. E. Muller
S.P. Richards BA
Dr. E. Muller











By Graham Norton

"1964: Election Year For Britain".
After the extraordinary even', of last year, most poii/
ticai commentators will, if pressed, admit to feeling shaken.
Arc our crystal b-lls to remain forever shattered? A mad,
man's bullet in Dallas, a little glard in Mr. Macrrillan's
middle: these removed two of the principal actors from the
centre cf our stage. Our card castles of speculation col,
lapsed, and unlucky and tragic chance ruled in their place.
Even on the question of the Tory succession most of
us were wrong. The favourites were displaced, and the
otsider won. Lord Home, as he then was, was the
contend, er about whom the least was known. (This might
even have been, as in American Presidential nominations
sometimes, a factor which made for victory.)
Sir Alec Hcme has now been Premier for three
months. What has the nation made of him?
Humourless Home

After a shaky start in the House of Commons, his
peifomances at Question Time and in debate are at least
adequate. Bur he does not spakle, and has no: the easy
wit that his predecessor had, and which gave such success
on tLe flkor of the PIouse to Mr. Macmillan. It :s said
that he has succeeded in un tir.g the Tory pany behind
him. But yur correspondent finds no gre.t pesonnal
enthusiasm for him among the younger tnembeis of the
parl'amentary party and would sjy that is the approach of
the general election which has brought about this outward
acceptance, together with the tendency of ;he party always
to olpse its ranks after tiines of internal conflict,
It is;,always'important to present a united face to tbe
B1 tish citerca.. Tra "'- l ,'i' -'=vry m'-,
Slong ago realized this.:: With its firely developed sense of
survival, we are unlikely to s:e the partyinduviing in per-
sonal or factional fights in the public eye (this was never a.
characteristic of the p.,rty anyway.) And the Prime Min,
sister will take care to keep the temperature low; where there
are disputes as, for example, between Sir Edward Boyle
and Mr. Quintin Hogg (once Lord Hailsham) over the
rlac- of higher education Sir Alec will probably com,
Willy-Nilly Unity

But, with a party united willy-nilly behind him, Sir
Sir Alec has still to win the election. He can produce a
united party. He must also produce a programme, a team
to govern and, most important of all, convince the country
that he is to be preferred to Mr. Harold Wilson.
The government have found their programme in a
curious way. Over the past few months, a series of Royal
Commissions have reported on education, on transport
in towns, on areas of the country which need new develop,
ment. Almost without exception the government have
said: "We accept your proposals." And now party
spokesmen are making it plain that they will be demand,
ing a mandate to carry out these new plans, all of which
require great public spending. They will urge that the
Conservative ministers will better administrate these vast
schemes than their Labour opponents.
The team is much as Mr. Macmillan's, weakened by
the addition of Mr. Selwyn Lloyd and the subtraction of
* Mr. McLeod and Mr. Powell. And the public and Sir
Alec? What does the crowd in the arena think of the
principle gladiators?
No Television Impact

All the indications are that he has made little positive
impact on the electorate. Although right from the start
the Prime Minister used television in particular extensively
(and the unusual spectacle of the Premier fighting a by,
election certainly attracted the TV men), he has been
unable to cultivate a sympathetic manner, giving the im,

pression be gave before a little cold, a little vague. He
has said" You can expect no stunts from me" and perhaps
feels that to study his appearances on the screen would not
be "honest". Indeed transparent ,traightncss has charac,
teristically been his line up to new, ani hand his advisers
may hope that this, together with his lac' of expertise (in
economics for example) will endear him to the voters.
Alas, it seems he has come over mainly as a thin,
lipped Puritan, and tie British people are in no mood for
some latter/day Gladstone. Macmillan judged rightly
when he harnessed his party to this spirit of affluence.
If this induces some voters to vote for the externally
more jolly Mr. Wilson then that w:ll indeed be ironic.
For it is the Labour leader who more truly represents the
traditions of religious Nonconformity.

Ex-Col. Sec.
Becomes Editor
The Rt. Hon lain Mac,
leod took over the editorship
of the famous old British
weekly Review "Spectator"
on December I. His ap/
pointment has two immedi/
ate results the d e p u t y
Editor resigned and the
circulation went up sharply.

STHE debate in Parliament
PUBLIC NOTIOE on the C.ommonwealth
Immigrants Act last week
INCOME TAX-RETURNS OF INCOME- went some way towards put,
YLAR OF ASSESSMENT, 1964. ting the issues in their correct
perspective. The real issue
never was whether we should
Attention is drawn to Section 40 of the Income Tax Ordinance have such an Act at all, but
No. 7 of 1961 which states:- how it should operate.
"Every person chargeab e with tax shall, on or before the prescribed
date in every year, deliver to the Commissioners a true and co:rec: The first 15 months
Return of the whole of his income from any source ,vhatever for the working of the Act shows
year immediately preceding the year of assessment and shall, if absent two facts most clearly. If there
firm the Colony, g;ve the name and address of an Agent residing il had been no' limitation on
the Colony." entry, there would have been
The prescribed date in each year is a, follow:- a food of immigrants greater
Public Officets .... 3 st Jalry. perhaps than thp earlier ote
Persons other than Public Officers .. .3ist March. tha e atIe otn
It should be specially noted that any person who fails to make a frOi the West Idies and
R-turn m the manner and at the time required by Section 40 of the with far greater hardship to
Income 'Tax Ordinance No.7 of 1961. shall be guilty of a.n offence against immigrants in finding !obhs
l; Oinrdu'lncr aW- 'a,~ah oeua oie6on csummTry con ton, o-afin inot and housing: this would
exceeding' even handed and fifty dollars.and in default of payient to added considerable to racial
imprisonment, with or without'hard labour, for any term not exceeding Secondl, the vastr
twelve months.- (Vide Section 45 and 70 of Income Tax Ordinance tensions. e ,
No. 7 of 1961.) preponderance of the new
Owing to default in furnishing returns by a large numbsr of persons, immigrants came from the
the Commissioners of Income Tax are caused an unnecessary amount of norn-wh t Commonwealth.
inconvenience and extra labour in assessing Inco're Tax and it is pro, This much is reassuring. But
posed to enforce the provisions of the law against such are und bted
It should be noted that deduction for Insurance Przmiums and there are undo bted m eknes,
Interest on Loans are not allowed unless supported by receipts. ses; mistakes have been r.iade.
J. McATAMNEY What is still needed is a
Comptroller of Inland Revenue. through, independent study
Department of Inland Revenue, of how the Act has worked
Roseau. in practice. This is not a
i8th December, 1963. matter that can be left in the
G.O. 132-Jan. 4-18 hands of officials. M.P.s have
-------- ---- failed to carry out their own
COLONY OF DOMINICA investigations. Others should
TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT make it their business to get
Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings "Observer" (Lond )
t-ereon and Caveats for the week ending the 21st day of Dec., 1963 Observer" (London) 1,1263

Nature of Request whether for
Date of Request Person Presenting Certificate of Title or Noting
thereon or Caveat
Request for 'he issue of a First Cer-
Request dated Virginia Titre tificate of Title in respect of a
portion of land situate in the
10th Dec., 1963 Parish of St.George, in the Colony
by her Solicitor of Dominica containing 1039 sq. ft.
Presented and bounded as follows:-On the
21st' Dec. 1963. Vanya Dupigny North-West by Ship Street, On the
at 11.55 a.m. North-East by lands of Marie Pel-
tier, On the South-West by lands
of Philip Jno. Lewis and Iris W,lliams and on the South-East by lands
of Mrs. Vivian Green.
Registrar's Office, (Sgd) J. V. JEAN PIERRE
Roseau, Registrar of Titles.
NOTE:-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Cer-
tificate ofTitle on the above application may enter a Caveat in the above
office within six weeks from the date of the first appearanceof the above
Schedule in the ntfcial Gazette and in the DOMINICA HERALD newspaper
published in this Island.
Jan. 4-11

Advertisers are asked to submit copy
by noon on Wednesdays

Seen Any BatsP
A request has recently been
published in the Sunday
Times, Britain, asking any-
one in or around Bucking-
ham palace to report if they
have ever seen a bat in those
royal precincts. It is part of a
survey of all the animal, bird,
insect and plant life which
exists in H.M. the Queen's
40 acre grounds enclosing
Bickingham Palace. Four
distinguished scientists have
undertaken the part-time sur-
vey, which has already taken
-four years.






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Action is transistor a step, a blow,
The motion of a muscle this way or that
'Tis done, and in the after vacancy
We wonder at ourselves like men betrayed . .

until somebody else could be I think it has been made
found competent and willing that the Fire Chief should resid
to come. I submit that the town after the "big fire'" of 1957
tto ay today we have the Fire C
suffering boy had probably residing out of town n the Ch
l been a lo'ngc o n t i n u e d Chim area; and what is worse
Nuisance, not only to his brigade "transport jeep" which
cxasperatra preceptor, but to supposed to tow a fire pump
:he whcle clss? A British firefighting equipment to the
C w e ss rit st go and collect the Fire C
father would have been likely before proceeding to the fire, wI
to increase his son's suffering only causes unnessary delay and
at home with a strap, and fusion.
a note to the master to ask The firemen did their
if his son con as before, although I undersi
him to report that they are very much dissatis
tinued to be a public trouble with their chief. Should
in his class. Government have this Fire C
S.H., Imperial Road replaced almost immediately? T
.are others who can do the job r
| -ffici-ntly, and more so to
Inefficie t Roseau from destruction by fire
Leade rship OBSERVER, River Stree
T.., IThe "Fire Chief" is official1
Dear Madam,-I feel it's high Chief of Police; presumably our co
time that our government knows poudent refers to the Deputy Chief

ON Friday December :3, in the las t, Government's "policy" in ths 1 u g u, of the grossineciency of those in
minute fluster of the last day of term, brious case.of the fi brigades Today
th'i fire brigade is in a mess
a young white schoolmaster of the Dom- Our editorial page goes to press two On Christmas night oflast year
inica Grammar School shoved with his days before the Friday plinuing of our there was a big fire at the Theatre de
foot a large and persistently intrusive front page (the day the ejected school Paz near the old bridge, almost in
boy out of a c a s s r o m. The master is due to leave). If, as we sadly the Roseau rivere-and I was not
.nvlunar .*o ,a .r *n 1 i,- surprised when the firemen tailed
involuntary action was deplorable, and expect, the Government of this little hopelessly in controlling the blaze.
we do hot condone it. In plain iarn Island whi':h we had at one time hop- I am therefore calling on Govern,
guage, it was a kick. In any rational ed would be an example to everybody of ment to hold an immediate inquiry
society the incident would have b e en fairness and humanity of outlook, has into the fire to find out why the fire
taken up between the parents, h e a d- pressed on with its arbitrary and illiberal was not stopped before burning the
Si e Jacques buildi.rg-as onlookers felt
master and teaching staff of the school: action -'a far worse action from the it was deliberate when there was
prefects might even have had their say: global point of view than the rash mus, such an abundance of water and
both the boy and the master might have cular gesture of the youthful master fire fighting equipment available.
been fo u n d wanting in-courtesy, and they will have exposed their meanmind,.i ,- _

In Dominica' however, the "motion nimiy not only to Dominica, but to all In a Series of discussions od cert
of a muscle'" became at once a major the world; moreover they will h a v e problems in Ddminica held this tern
political and racial i ss ,u e. AlthEough disregarded certain urgent needs of the Students' Association, the following a
Government declared 'in Legislative new Grammar School in science, disci raised: The need for more efectiv
Council that it was a m a t t e r for the p i n e and morale, and the immediate information among the public which
Courts, no' settlement was r e a c h e d scholastic future of several promising general le-el of public awareness and
e i t h e r in or out of a court of law and boys. the comparative narrowness of new
the Libour Government, p 1 e d g e d area served by the local-radio. Theh
though they are "wholeheartedly to the If however (a miracle hopedfor by would soon put into effect its plans fo
Universal Declaration of Human Rights the finer spirits in our community, not, that the newspapers wouid make a set
as defined bythe United N a t i o n s ably the teaching staff and senior boys of use any ys;ndcommunicatio step faci
Organisation" but needled by an Op, D. G. S. who have lodged their ardent Service. Too many eoplein positi
position leader, terminated the contract protests in official quarters) the Domin, expatriate is the man for ths job, and
of the 22,year old Physics teacher from inica Government behaves with nobil! and holding local trained people. S
England. W o r s e, our Chief Civil ity and mobility, the new G r a m m a r ment would increase i;s efforts to get i
Servant, the Administrator, hastily sign- School, over whose external walls so abroad, rather than d-pend on gener
1vn A m istratorhastily sigu- Shol ve magazines which few West Indians r
ed a letter terminating the master's con, many conflicting claims were made, will solving the problem of localsat on, if
tract before he went on leave, under a cease to be cracked with strife and made 3. The need for the islands w
vag u e section 7 implying unfizness. rotten with early injustice; the p r o u d Eastern Car -bean to form some sort
CivilServants are saidto be above a.d responsibility for reinforcing its ethical central administration and economic
beyond politics. But it is well known foundations would redound to Govern, might exclude Barbadcs which is nom
eyonent's credit. well nown Jamaica and Trinidad. Some memr
that two relatives of the boy in question meant's credit, advancing economically much faster t
are on the executive of the r u 1 i n g Should this m racle NOT happen, ward Island wouid bK next to pose a
Labour Party, and that various closed the cracks and the rot will undermine showing signs of this. The successful
meetings have been h e 1 d to determine the very structure of Government itself. involve the islands which earnestly w
should join up. It was also felt that

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People's Post cates to a compatriot that the
kick was an automatic sur-
Correspondents are asked t( submit their full names and addresses as ivalfrom his own recent
a guarantee of goodfaith, but not necessarily for publication, Letters should vvn
be as shot as possible. Controversial political lette.-s will not be pub- school.days when m a n y
lished anonymously. Views expressed in People's Post do not necessarily English boys regard a kick
reflect the policy of the Ed;tor or the Proprietor.
..........--- - as being an expression of

Kicks and parent would scorn the idea minor annoyance, not just,
a of making money out of it! flying a box on the ears. Did
Compensation A reprimand from the H-ad, the kick injure the boy at all
Dear Sir,-I hold no and a private letter to the Kicking the master out of
Dear Sir,-I h o d no 0 rthe island--metaphorically -
brief for a man who kicks family should have been silly deprivesa number ofy -
his pupil in a school. Isug, more than sufficient. But possibly better boys for a few
gest, however, that an English the age of the offender indib years of a science teacher,

interests throughout these islands wer
this would go a long way towards ro
and eventually effecting political unio
be instigated by the public with its
tions, rather than by the politicians a!
The discussion was led by Mr.
reading in Public Administration, an
President of the Association, and thire
Bellot, Sec. Dca. Students Association.

Evelyn Allfrey, aged 85, died i
6. She was the widow of Dr. F. H
mother of the late Capt. J. R. Allfre
Allfrey, Robert E. -Allfrcy, A. M.
M. R. C. S., L. R. C. P.
Blessed are the dead,

Officer -Ed.

'Pen-Pals & Stamps

Sir,-- I would like
hear from "penpals" w
are interested in exchange
stamps .. ..
Mrs. Dulcia Hollies,
30 Wiletta Street,
Hazledene, Germiston,
Transvaal, So o t h Affi

ie in
hh is
y the



D Tioa

ain' Socioi concmic and' polhncal
n at 'U. W I. by the' Dominica
are sombtofthe major issues tha'tate
Facilities for the dissemination of
would contribute to raising the
Spirit. Observations were made on
spper circulation, and the limited
hope was expressed that W. I. B. S.
or widening local radio coverage: and
'ious effort to widen circulation and
ties tbat were being opened.
to completely localise the Publie
Vn of authority still think that hc
seem to care little about attracting
ome members felt that if Govern-
n touch with Dominicans trained
al advertising in newspapers and
ead, it would go a long way towards
indeed it was interested in localisation.
ith similar economic interests in the
of Federation if only for purposes of
planning. Plans along these lines
w showing signs of wanting to follow
bers felt that Antigua which is now
han any other Windward or Lee,
problem, and is already indeed
ul principle for use. it was felt, is to
rant to join up, not those which
if various organizations of simi'a
e to establish ties with one another
using public intere-t in this matter
n. I he drive for unity now would
variouss social and economic organisa-
Wendell Lawrence who is now
d chaired by Mr. Gerald Grell,
I-year medical student. (Contr. Toni

n Bou-nemouth, England on January
. Allfrey, F. R. C. S., M. R. C. P.,
y, R. N., [C. B. E., and Elizabeth
I. M. E. and Dr. Colin Allfrey,

that die in the Lord




'.ATURDAY. JANUlARY "i', 196,~

British Labour countries in the world.Over WHO IS W.H. AUDEN? er experimentalist: his poetry seldom thequotesthat I would
riti s sa a lo0year period the total of i-as taken diverse shape with choose for myself, the felici.*
Party Message To lost days per rooo workers By P. S. A. his though and his rethink, tious dauntkss limes that
Barbados L. P was heavier in ten countries To get the full answer, ing. Brought up in a ite ring in the brain, but they
than in Britain, a survey by you should read all Auder;'s ligious atmosphere, he be/ do encourage or even tempt
The following message has the International Labour works and some of the arti, cam- a so-called "Left-Win, the reader to look farther and
been cent to the Barbados Office reveals. cles and books which have ger," and greatly i fluenced deeper.
Labour Party by che General The I.L.O's comparative been written about him literary Oxford and Cam,
Secretary of the British L a figures cover 19 countries and 1 a t e s t of which is "The bridge underg-aduates; he
bout Party on the occasion of the years 1953 to 1962. In Disenchanted Is a nd" by took sides with the Repu'/ British Nursing
its 25th Anniversary:- that period British manufac, Monroe K. Spears, p r i c e licans during the Spanish E
It gives me great pleasure during, mining, transport and $12.00 (Oxford Pr e s s). Civil War, and visited Expert
to send a message of good, construction industries lost an As both these exercises are China to see for himself. To Survey West Indies
will from the British Labour average of 300 working days beyond m o s t of us with When he was in Spain, he
Party on the occasion of the a year per 1ooo0 employees, limited time and means, you saw that the Churches were One of Britain's leading experts
twenty.fifth anniversary of the This put Britain eleventh in will h a v e to be satisfied all closed, cold and silent, in nursing will next year idcrtake
a pioneer survey of the background
Barbados Labour Pa r t y. the table. At the top was the with the reply: Auden is a and that did not please him. of West Indian nurses who come to
' All over the world the U.S.A. with an average of great poet. Breaking with Europe in Britain,
steady advance of socialist 1093, followed by Italy with To me, there are two great midwar (and oblivious of. She is Mrs. Bethina Bennett,
ideas is increasingly obvious. 800, India with 757 and living English po-ts? T. S. the anger this abandonment O.B. E., of Putney, South West
Only by means of socialist Canada with 620. Eliot and W. H. Auden: caused,) Auden turned back London, who was Principal Nurs-
ing Officer of Britain's Ministry of
pl nni'g can the underde, Next came Belgium with all the rest today are minors towards Western Christian, Labour from 1943 to 1961. Mrs.
ve oped countries tap their 514 (its average made high or at most "great minors", ity and submerged himself Bennett will visit the West Indies
re sources for the common by the 2320 figure for 1957). Of the two, I would place in American c o m fo r t s, during March and April. Her ten-
good A n d t h e indus, Denmark's average over the Auden first, but that is a while retaining his astringent tative schedule is: Jamaica -first
tralised countries are increase/ o years (and based personal preference unshared and potent powers of chal tree weeka ofiMarch; Trinidhad and
ingly obliged to ad i o pt by my erudite friends; I lenge and his great gift of Towed by a week icch in British
lowed b-y a week cacli in British
methoigly osocalige to a d t manufacturing only) was as place him so high because effortless research. Inven/ Guiana, Barbados and Bermuaa.
methods of socialist planning
to solve the problems that high as 55, largely because of his relevance for our times, tive and sensuous, e ven To carry out her survey Mrs.
arise in their complex econo, of a heavy total of lost days his contemporary idiom, thI when they are most lyrical Bennett hs been awarded a research
mies, without hardship due in 1956 (1470 per iooo mystic and the satirist com, his poems are full of won, fellowship of I,ooo (WI $4,S00)
to local circumstances or to workers) and in 196I when bined in his personal talent d e r f 1 riddles, and as his by :MemBritish Cmmnwear
temporary adverse conditions. theloss was 40and his faculty for making friend and critic Cyril Con,
We in the Labour .Party s ws 30 ne remember lines of his nolly writes: "No poet of .
We Blidin exthe Labo& P~aristy Other; aao-ie Britain were
in ritain extend to soPialistsy e Bri p o e mns. This last quality our time possesses su ch QU E THE
iIoWlpnan with 4o; Australia..I...InUosaOF-
thghohouc the world a. warm a 4 .i seems to me to be the true heavensent m a s t e r y of
hand o f friendship. We 43; France 394; and Ireland test of poetry. E i o t, of words, such happy imagery, WEEK. :
U. Marxist0jargon
tions with all. We 1 oo k : salute Auden as a marvell- niral fervourii T a n k Marxist argon" :
forward to the day. when ous interpreter of the Twer,- God he is frivolous as Dr:c Jagan is no t revolunonary
r r Ih l marching in from the hills aind seiz
socialist equalityy will bridge C L BRITON ent well." "A reverent frivolity" ing power. Rather is he an over-
thgulf thatat present divides Wystan A ud e n, now is Aud own ex, 'worked and jaded politician who,
nation from nation. FUNCHAL, MADBIRA ISLAND Decem- aged 56, was born in En finding administration and gomver
b_- her 25 CP: Among the Lakonia gland of Scandinavian stock, pression. ment difficult, relapses into Marxist
LABOUR NEWS survivors was an Englishman in a and has become an American For many Dominicans, the jargon and lo o k s for Imperialist
lifeboat,scapegoats, and for help where he
topcoatanessed carrying a neatriefcasena citizen. T.S. Eli ot was HERALD has been their first scapegoats, and for help where he
Ten Nations Top refused helping hands and climbed born in America of English introduction to a few crumbs -"Venture" Journal'of Fabian
rifain in Slr s aboard the Argentine rescue ship t oc k and has become a 'ofpoetry by W. H. Auden; Commonwealth Burea.
ritaind in Strtkes Salta unaided. The Salta's Third British citizen. Never mind but you cannot open any
Britain loses less work/ Officer, Tuli Trovanio, congratu that: the world df'poetry modern anthology of verse Advertise In
ing time through strikes thane-plied, "h am an Englishman recognizes no frontiers. Of without finding some of his T e ER LD
most other .indlstrialised eriod" the two, Auden is the bold- work therein. They are Te HERALD



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Sgan Deports U.S.
Trade Unionist
.Another Crisis Looms
As Mr. W. Y. Hucks
arrived on Thursday in Bri-
tish Guiana to prepare sound
registration for elections based
on proportional represent/
tion, he ran directly into a
further political crisis.
Premier Cheddi Jagan has
ordered the deportation of
American Trade Unionist,
Gene Meakins, who for the
past three months has been
on the staff of the B. G.
Trades Union Council as
Public Relations Officer.
This action has stirred serious
dissatisfaction in the ranks of
organised labour and again
heightened racial tension.
Dr. Jagan in a letter to
Governor Sir Ralph Grey
has .obj ected strongly to
appointment of Mr. Hucks
"as an incursion into its con/
stitutional rights which brakes
a mockery of B.G.'s consti-
tutional status". The three
ptitical patties had previous,
ly .,greed 'o allow the British
Government to enforce a
solution of the political crisis
since they were not able to

co m e to an y agreement
among themselves.

Nkrumah Voids
Te8ason Trial
ACCRA, GHANA, December 25, CP:
President Kwame Nkruma has nul-
lified the recent treason trial in which
two former cabinet members were
acquitted of plotting to assassinate him.
The President in a Christmas Eve
broadcast said that he had voided the
proceedings and judgement in accor,
dance with a special act by his one-
patty parliament. After a three-month
trial, a special court headed by Chief
Justice Sir Arku Korsah acquitted
three persons, including former min,
sisters Tawiah Adamafio and Ako
Adjei, while sentencing two others to
death, Nkrumah did not say whe-
ther the new trial, would be held for
all five. All are in goal under the
Preventive Detention Act which per,
mits government to hold persons for
1o years without trial. Two days
after the court had given its verdict,
Nkrumah dismissed the'Chief Justice.
On Monday Parliament approved
legislation authorizing the President
to void any decision of the special
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28 Goodwill Road,
partly furnished with all
Contact:-. ROSA WILSON
Market Square.
Dec. i2.1-

* Star Party JMeeting *

The organiser of the Star Party, Phyllis Shand Allirey,
announces the holding of a Public Meet'ng in Dawbiney-
Market at 8.30 p.m. on Monday, January 27. All interested
persons are invited to listen.
-* *

Owners of Motor Vehicles, and Motor Vehicles Drivers oper,
eating in the Niothern District are hereby informed that the Exami-
ner of Motor Vehicles, will attend at the following times and places
for the purpose of examining Motor Vehicles, Applicants for dri-
vers licenses and collecting fees.
PORTSMOUTH From Monday 27th January to Wednesday 29th Jan-
uary, 1964 (inclusive) from 9 a.m. to I p.m, and
2 to 4 p.m. day.
MARIGOT From Thu sday 30thJanuary to Friday 3Ist January,
1964 (inclusive) from 9 a.m. to 12 noon acd z to 4
p.m. each day, and on Saturday Ist February from 9
a.m. to 12 noon.
A valid Certificate of Third Party Insurance must be produced along
with each motor vehicle for examination.
2. Owners and drivers are hereby advised to pay their Motor Vehicle and
Drivers Licenses by the end of January, as drivers and owners of unticen-
ed motor vehicles found on the Roads may be prosecuted as from Ist
February next if they are found operating.
Inability of the Eximiner to examine and certify as to mechanical
fitness is no excuse for failing to pay the licence duty, as the life of the
last issued certificate nay be extended to such time as the Examiner finds
necessary. (S.R. & 0. 52-195I).
No Motor Vehicle may be licensed unless it is covered by Insurance
at Third Party Risks.
GO. 139 Jan 4-25 Ag. Chief Of Police & Traffic Comissioner.

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IT is notified for general information that it is an ,
offence against the law for persons not employed by the '
SDominica Electricity Services to interfere with meters
or any installations leading frcmn the electricity mains
Into such meters.

Registered consumers of electricity may be held
responsible for unlawful damage to CDC equipment
installed in their premises.
Electricity consumers are asked to note lhar ST.
GEORGE BERTRAND is not an employee of the
Dorninica Electricity Services.

Dec. 28, Jan. 11


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J 963.

No. 43



In the Matter of the Application for Foreclosure of Mortgage
by Barclays Bank D.C.O. over 180 square feet of land in the
Parish of St. George, in the Colony of Dominica, the property
of Karl Hector and Janet Serrant.
To be sold pursuant to an Order made by His Honour Mr.
SJustice E.L. St. Bernard on the 15th day of July,.1963, in the,
Colony of Dominica uuder the Title by Registration Act
Notice to Pay Off having been filed and served on tHe 3rd
day of December, 1962, on behalf of Barclays Bank D.C.O, at
Public Auction by the Provost Marshal of Dominica, at the
Court House, Roseau, at 3.00 p.m. on Thursday the 16th day
of January, 1964.
All that portion of land known as Lot S 321 situate at Good-
will Parish of St, Geo'rge containing 1800 square feet and
bounded as follows: On the North by Lot S 320, On the East
by road C 25, On the South by Lot S 322, On the West by
Lot S 330 the property of Karl Hector and Janet Serrant.
Particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained from
Clifton Alexander Herriot iDupigny of Chambers, :New Street,
Roseau, Dominica, jhe SoliCtor having the carriage of the
sale and at the place 'of sfeil,
Dated the 18th day of July, 1963.
Registrar and Provost Marshal
Dec. 21-Jan. 11


In the Supreme Court of the WNi6dward
Islands and Leeward islandss
Colony cf Dominica
Stephen Cadman Smitl'
MAana "', Ban.Cays Bank D.C.O.
Morris Telemacque


To be sold pursuant to an Order made by His Honourable
Mr. Justice E,L St. Bernard on the 18th,day of July, 1963,
in the Colony of Dominica, in Suit No.,43 of 1963, between
Stephen Cadman Smith, Manager, Barclays Bank D.C.Urand
Morris Telemaque Upon the Application of the abovenaimqd
Plaintiff tcr the sale.of the Defendant's. land under Section
6 of the Judgements Act at Piblic Auction by fhe Provost
Marshal of Dominica, at the Court souse, Roseau, at 11.00
a.m. on Thursday the 16th day of January, 1964.
All that piece or parcel of land with buildings. thereon situ-
ate in the Village of Marigot in the Parish of St. Andrew in
the Colony of Dominica containing 22064 square feet and
bounded as follows:-- Northerly by land of Seibey Joseph,
Southerly by lands of Joseph James and Lundell Edwards,
South-Easterly by a Public Road and Westerly by land.of
Adolphus George, Recorded in Book of Deeds'Z No. 7 folios
Particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained
.fr lOWi ys an~Pi' j.f .-.V, y ,b1, 7 S., ,7^ ,,
Dominica the Solicitor having the carriage of the sale and
at the place of sale.
Dated the 1st day of August, 19631
.Registrar and Provost Marshall.'
Dec. 21 -Jan. 11





On September ,Is.lasst, we began our column by
stating that it was Equinox Day and noted for the time of
the worst hurricanes. Four days later, you all remember
It is just one month to Carnival. The tone at this
time is very quiet but no doubt interest will grow rapidly
from now on and Dominica will have its annual celebra,
tion. We have talked with dozens of people who say they
will not attend this year as they fear a repetition of last
year's catastrophe or worse but we have reason to thi\k
there will be a more sober atmosphere with more attention
to displays and floats and to the real meaning of carnival.
"Educator writes to the Editor in the Chronicle and
suggests aBoys Town at the Cabrits for juvenile delin.
quents. Its a sign of J3 e times to have wayward youth in
our midst these days. There is not a country i.- the world
that is not plagued with the problem and a Boys Town is
a very constructive way to begin to deal with the situation,
Some places have been very effective in building youth's
morale and purpose in living with what is known as the
Police Athletic League, known everywhere as PAL. Spont
soric by public donations, and operated by the Police, spe,
cil workshops, play yards and various projects are under,
taken to keep the youthful troublemaker busy and produce,
tive. The movement is not so harsh as a reform school nor
so lax as ordinary probation. Certain boys and girls are
singled out- by the police for "special guidance" based, of
course, on the past conduct of the youths, and simply ad,
vised to attend a PAL project.
; : T some cases, the police simply warn the boy or girl
personally; and in others the parents are asked to cooperate.
In case the boy refuse to; cooperate, a legal order is obtained
frorn- :- dseor, if the. youh has been actually atprehen-
ea, m gejudge ders the delinfiquent to report to PAL every
day. After a while PAL becomes a true pal, to the youthful
offenders and as they get older, they themselves help run it.
The original Boys Town near :Omaha, Nebraska in
the United States is run on a voluntary basis. Boys are free
to go there, work and live. Complete religious tolerance is
observed. Nothing is compulsory except the golden rule
up6n which the place operates. The boys run everything:
the farms, the factories, the shops and living accommoda,
tions. The older boys, the ones who had been there a year
or more, are the "executives" and "teachers" and when
they leave (usually to enter business as a mature adalt) they
come back as alumnae and sit on the Board of Directors.
Less than I % of Boys Town graduates tangle with police
and become social problems.
There is a place in the central part of New York
State, some 40,ooo acres, called "George Junior Republic"
where the boys literally run the place. They even have their
own postage stamps! The boys elect their own officials,
judges and juries. They print their own newspaper, operate
their own banks. There is a waiting list of over 10,000 boys
trying to enter George Junior Republic now! They only
admit around 5oo a year and of the thousands of non,
barred, un-reform schools now in existence, GJR is by far
the most popular. So They Say.
Our neighbour island of St. Croix is booming. Re-
cently there was a modern set of laws passed that works
like this: if over half of the cost of an item made on St.Croix
was spent there, then the item can be exported into the us
dutyfree! In the last six months over fifty concerns have
sprung up in St. Croix with total new investments of over
$1oo million dollars (us). To parall the situation here: if
over 50% of the cost of a tin of grapefruit juice (for exam,
ple) were made here, then that product could be imported
into England without any export tax from here or import
duty over there. Applied to radiograms, fridges or peram/
bulators (baby carriages), if the parts, made elsewhere,
were assembled here with Dominican labour, there would
be no penalty of duty to England and, what's more impor,
tant, could compete successfully with Britishmade pro,
ducts despite the extra shipping cost, thanks to lower
labour cost.

However, The St. Croix story also includes the very
attractive incentive: 30 years incometax free for the corrpa,
nies now building factories and giving employment. Once
totally dependent upon sugar as its main source of income,
St. Croix citizens are now able to e2rn five or six times as
much as they ever could by cutting cane. It's amazing
what a few modern laws can do to bring prosperity to a
Caribbean island.
S:. Croix might be called "3 colony of the us". Too
small to ever want to "go it alone" or federate with other
small American Virgin Islands, the solution was found 1to
bring it into the family through the only respectable way: by
letting the people compete with the world industrially. So
They Say.


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Deep Cleansing Milk
Oatmeal Beauty Pack


At The Dominica Dispensary Co. Ltd.
Or Marie Karam's


IWe would like to remind our
customers t h a t we arel
once more in the market,
for Pumpkins.

Price --. 5 cents per Ib.

Parry W. Bellot & Co. Ltd.
Produce Dept.
Church Street.
Dec. 14--Feb. 8
U e .nn ~ r -. ---


Physical Education In
P. T. was always regarded as a
very poor cousin of the academic
su'jecs in the school curriculum and
in some ways this was qu.te a reason-
ab'e view. Unfortunately however
P. E. was labelled with the same tag
as it emerged from ti.e wreck ofP.T.
The old school of educationalists and
teachers couldn't and even wouldn:
recognise the immense educational
value to be found in the new sub-
ject. They laughed when it was sug-
gested that a '.E. teacher needed
comparable qualifications and train-
ing to the teacher of the arts &
sciences who graduated from univer-
sity." But the effect of that laughter
was to spur on the advocates and
practitioner; of this 'poor cousin'
and gradually they began to win
their fighr.and gain the recognition
they deserved. One university in
England now offers a degree in the
subject and others will follow. It
is interesting to note that the Ameri'
can w a s ne ver so opposed to
Physical Education.
r. a world where entertainment is
canned and forced upon us and
where the motor car is no longer a
luxury but quickly becom'iig a nec,.
essity, and also where people'pre-
fer to be spectators rather than active ,
participators, there is an ever rncrea'
in.g need to stir ourselves out of our
idle \and sedentary tendencies and
hernmp o ;mein r -
-- c-....- ... Oll :C SPOtE,,
game or physically active pursuit.
To neglect this need would event'
ally be disastrous for man. His
body is the most immediate and ob,
vious aspect of his being and if it
continues to decay as civilisation is
causing it to do, then his morals
and optimism must also decay.
Physical education needs far great-
er recognition t h a t it h a s so far
achieved. It must teach us to de-
.light in the health of our bodies and
to cherish that health. Only then
can man begin to arrest a massive
slide towards impotency.

Chickens Can

Says German Doctor
Dr. E r i c h Baeumer of
West Germany, physician
and "poultry scholar" has
been studying chicken
language and the relation,
ship of "clucks" to chicken
behaviour. He estimates
that fowls have a definite
language with sounds of
command, suspicion, pleas-
ure and so forth; he has also
studied the social structure
of the henhouse, with the
cock as defender and mas,
ter. "All poulry races
(unlike human b ei n g s)
speak the same language,"
says Dr. Baeumer, who
denies that domestication has
had ill effects on fo wls'


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Freedom of Expression--

Hallmark of Democracy
Editorial of "Montserrat Mirror"
IN the last fw weeks bridled, they must not be
several political chang- intimidated, they should not
es and events have taken be led to expect reprisals fir
place in several parts of the speaking against a particular
world. The regime in South government action or policy.
Vietnam wa- overthrown. In the United Kingdom
Dr. Jagan returned home the freedom of the press ranks
without independence --or side by side with the freedom
even a date set for the liberal side h
tion" of iana.of worship, and a rxer.t
on ofGanaexample is the attacks that
A close study of the way exae been e aupon Mr.
things were done in one have been made upon Mr.
things were done in one Sandy' s proposals for B.G.
country as against the other Sn' s proposes for
can give an indication of the Different sections of he press
different traditions of governhavetaken varying points of
view but there is no indit-a-
gvment. bTe erthrow of tion th.t the United King
government by force is not dom is inclined to treat those
regarded by us m these parts w
P. who disagree with then: as
as the normal thing in view public enemies.
of the fact that we have in,
herited a tradition of British If we in the British
Democracy and free elect, Caribbean are to preserve
ions. our regards for British systems
This tradition must be and standards of democracy
maintained at all costs, but against: other less accept bie
in order for it to be main, forces.which are already in
tainedthere is the firm requis, the area, we must be assured
ite of edom of. expression thatve kare really free with
by all citizens.. The people, the freedom that marks the
of these parts must not be British way of life.






Dec. z2, 28-Jan. 4, 18

Junior Detectives Course

The~e 2ritish boys study police firger-printing. After 4 months
training, they compete for the Duke of Edinburgh's gold award.

IA jl

Banana Shipment


Exports ist Jan. to 18th Dec., 1963
Total Exports to 28th Dec,, 1963
Total Exports to 28th Dec., 1962
Increase 1963 over. 1962

of 1th Dec. 196:
of 18th Dec. 1965:





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Salisbury Defeats Bellevue Chopin
O.0 Studay last a visiting cricket team from Bellevue Chopin under
the command of Ransom Peters encountered a Salisbury xi in a small match
on the Salisbury Grounds. Skipper Peters won the toss and elected to bat
on what would have been an oppressively hot day but for the wind that
blew across the field.
It seemed in all probability that offered a jolly catch at silly mid-off.
the Bellevue Chopin side was in for The batsmen then went co to hook
a big score as the opening pair, balls all over the boundary to the
P. Julius and E. Julius valiantly de, delight of a cheering village crowd,
fended their stumps and saw the Skipper Peters was forced to bring
opening pace bowlers exhausted be, back into the attack his opening
fore they were both onu. Skipper bowlers who did well to end the
P. Vidal, a spinbowler, then took innings for 177 runs. Outstanding
the ball and the middle-order bats- batsmen were A. Lewis 21, R. Jno.
men were in absolute trouble under Charles 41, P. Vidal 36 and NI,
his deliveries from one end of the Louis 21 Bowling L. Lander took
wicket with the assistance of two 3 wickets for 38 runs and D. Maxi-
other bowlers from the other end. mea 5 for 46.
None-the-less, both J. Lander and The highlights of the game were
L. Lander hooked the ball to the manifested in post luncheon period.
boundary until they fell victims to Bellevue Chopin went in to bat a
Vidal. At the end of the innings second time with every batsman
the side had scored 74 runs. P. Ju- playing cautiously, Young medium
lius xo, E, Julius 19, J. Lander Iz, pace bowler, Felix Vidal, had the
and L. Lander 16. Vidal took 6 batsmen completely wrapped in won,
wickets for 22 runs and Gerard der for theirminabilizy to play his balls,
Williams had i wicket for i run.I In two spel's this lad had captured
Salisbury opened their innings 5 wickets for i1 runs in the previous
disastr6usly having lost two men in innings. Nearing the time of close
the opening over with no runs on of play, spinbowler, Gerard Wilt
the register. The third wicket fell at liams in 4 overs took 4 wickets for
20. At this point, Jno. Jules joined I run and with the score at 63 for
A. Lewis one of the opei batsmen. 9 wickets (only one .batsman made
Those two.defied the accoate bowl, -
ing.ofL; Lander and 'D.Maximea double figures: T.R aphael 17),
from getting them ''t. With th time save the visitors from a two-
score at 73 Lewis got out having innings defeat. (Contr. JAMES ROYER)


(Continued from page 2)

The Overs
Now we turn to the
second report (Packing Shed)
which involves not thousands
of dollars of British and
Dominican taxpayers' money
but certain cases of "left
over" citrus fruits and alleged
unauthorized overtime. In
principle a small defection is
as serious as a large one;
even though its cost to the
general public is much less.
This deplorable report betrays
the same lack cf tnp supervi/
sion, weak records and defi,
ciency as the PWD, hut on a
minor scale with this differ,
ence: the PWD had definite
rules and regulations Lid
down, the Government Fruit
Packing and Marketing De,
pot did not. From the
start the setup was laisser-
faireish and vague, giving
scope for mistakes or ev.n
Another fundamental
and staggering difference
arises out of the results of
these two Inquiries. Every
suspected person in the
PWD investigation got off:
even including casual labour.

In the citrus case, two young
men lost their jobs, although
the third was exonerated;
one of the "punished" was
kept in suspense for 10
months before any kind of
decision was taken, was put
through two lots ofinterroga,
tions, then lost his position
and pensionable rights. More,
over his name was officially
bruited over the radio
even before he was officially
"accused": doubtless if he
had been handling white
pine or cement in the PWD
he would today have been
reinstated, transferred or even
promoted after exoneration
by the Courts. In my
v i e w, the most foolish of
several foolish things t his
young man did was not to
have insisted on being
Incidentally it is unusual
(surely?) that this r e p o r t
should be published when
another subsequent report of
which Magistrate Copland
was chairman-a chairman
from outside unrelated to any
of the protagonists in these
cases followed upon and


presumably super-eded the
Bully/Richardson re p o r t,
since it was presumably on
the findings of that second
report that the scapegoat in
question (over whom there
was a Manager) lost his
livelihood? T h e r e are
dubious elements which are
b eing taken up with the
Secretary of Staie on points
of procedure and o ffi cial
attitudes; these in cl u de
papers missing troir a
chairman's dossier during
the Inquiry and other
official matters which lend
a vendetta-like aura to the
whole affair.
Barzey On Co-ops
Now we iurn to the yet
unc'rculated Barzey Report
on the Co/operative Citrus
Growers A s oc i a t i o n.
Three charac-ecs who were
deeply involved in the Pack/
ing Shed Inquiry figure
prominently in this report.
One is the SecretaryMana/
ger, who lost his parttime
job as a result of those earlier
charges: his place has now
been taken by the opposition
whip, M-. "Ferdy" Royer,
the second is an ex-Chairman
of the C. G A.. who Was a
key witness in the Packing
$hed case; incidentally 'ne
was also, the .Independent
candidate in the last general
election, who stood against
both the presrni Chief Min/
sister and his im m e di a t e
predecessor in offic.'. The
third is the present treasurer
of the C. G. A., who was
one of the insistent protago-
nists against the principal
scapegoat; he is a member of
the same family which domi,
nates the Citrus Growers
Association and whose firm
acts as "middlemen" to the
Association, according to the
The author of this one,
man Citrus Growers Assoc.
report does not faler when
he dis c u s s e s co/operadve
principles and criticizes the
manner in which the Dom,
inica C. G. A. was run.
Cooperative rule s and
principles, he indicates, wLre
not observed; it was run as
a closed agency instead of a
cooperative society; small
growers were discouraged from
becoming members. There
was no policy of one man, one
vote to include the small man.
The manner in which the ex-
chairman of the C. G.A. was
squeezed out of his position and his
rights as a proxy member on behalf
of h:s wife is exceedingly revealing.
This man was instrumental in form,

ing the C, G. A. He was admitted
to the Directorate and later formally


and unanimously elected, becoming
Chairman. But due to the recent
Packing Shea Inquiry and the Board
of Directors' dissatisfaction with their
then Chairman's role in the affair also
to his refusal at first t- sign prepared
minutes ofa meeting at which no
secretary was present, the gentleman
was suspended after alercatiin, not
only as chairman bnt as a represenla-
tive. As is well known, we West
IndL..*s have a tendency to suspend
or expel anybody who does not
agree with us implicitly. The
echoes of this argument bhve not yet
died down.

Accounts And Records

The Barzey report goes on to say J. ASTAPHAN & GO. LTD.
that "the Association kept no books -
of accounts with the exception of a I New Lister 2 Ton Auto-
Cash book with bank columns." truck With Tra il e r $1695.00
Also, "No file and records of ship- J, ASTAPHAN & CO. LTD.
ments were kept by the Secretary, Jan 4 Feb. 8
Manager, (they were kept by the firm
of A. C. Shillingford & Co.) and ON SALE
when called for, most of them could McCALLS' PATTERNS
not be found." WIDEST ASSORTMENT
On p. 24 the writer states "Mr. J. ASTAPAN & CO. LTD.
Winston estimates that up to Decem Nov. 3--Tan
ber 31, 1962, the firm of A. C. ------
Shillingford & Co. had received FOR SALE
payments from the Co-operative
amounting to over $17,ooo, an 1-Second-Hand Ford Diesel
amount he considered far exceeding Truck $1200.00
the value of services rendered to the -Secn VW P ick
Association. "My own estimate ." a. I
(said the author) "of the amount No. 253 $800.002
paid to this firm during that period 1 -Second-Gharman Ghia No.59
is in the region of $25,ooo." 'In $600,00
the absence of,proper records it was C, ASTAPDIIAMN & LTD.'l
not possible to arrveat an accurate
figure of the total crates of citrus .Jan, T--Fzb.i
shipped. Errors in organisation,' JUT- bea'mc
errors in management and adminitis- ii'
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All these remarks appear in this APPLIANCE DEPT.
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British Guiana Dec. 21-Fb, 29.

Her Majesty the Queen has been
pleased to approve the appointment
of Sir Ralph Grey, G. C. M. G.,
K.C.V.O, O.B.F, Governor and
Commander-in- Chief of British
Guiana, to be Governor and Comin of the Bahamas in
succession to Sir Robert Stapledon
K.C.M.G., C. B. E., who is retir,
The Queen has also been pleased
to.approve the appointment of Mr.
R. E. Lu)t, C.M.G., D.C.M Chief
Secretary, Northern Rhodesia, to be
Governor and Commander-in-Chief
of British Guiana in succession to
Sir Ralph Grey. (BIS.)

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Under People's Post of last
week, in a letter entitled
Potter-ville Complaint" and
signed D.J.B. Bruney, the
word fitting in para. I shall
have read filthy. Sorry!- ED.
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Classified Advt.
Trade In Your Kerosene Fridge
And Get A New Electri3 Fridge

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