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THUIR.SDAY, tIT OCTO)( BER1, 1956.
The Public is hereby notified that His Honour
the Administrator of Mti. 'i rr't has withdrawn the
writ issued on the 1-th day of September, 1956
for the election of a representative of the Northern
Electoral District on the Legislative Council to fill
the vacancy caused by the death of the late
EDW.AR THEOPIIILUS EDGECOMBE.
A new writ is hereby issued providing for the
nomination of candidates for the election on later
Js. H. CARROT,
271h SepteinherPI 1956.;
Ref. No. 1810o028.
WRIT OF ELECTION,
ELIZABETTH THE SECOND BY
THE (I ACE OF GOPD of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland and of Our
other healms and Territories Queen,
If e ad of the Commonwealth,
Defender of the Faith.
To: JOHN It. DANIEL, Esq.
The Returninq ()/ icer' of the Northern
Electoral District of the (Cluuon of
\HEIREAS by subsection (1) of section 50
of the Montserrat Constitution and Elections Ordi-
nance, 1952, it is provided that for the purpose of
every general election of members of the Council,
and for the purpose of the election of members to
supply vacancies caused by death, resignation or
otherwise, the Administrator shall issue writs of
election under the Public Seal of the Colony,
addressed to the returning officers of the respective
electoral districts for which members are to be
AND W\III E1EAS the seat of tie elected
member for the Northern D!istrict on rthe Council
has become vacant, bv reason of the death on the
8th dav of September, 1956 of Enw;a1 THEOPHI-
LItS EnDGECOMBE, Esquire. and it is expedient that
a writ should be issued for thl- election in the
Nortiher District of a member to serve in the
Council as the representative of the said District:
NOW, H IEREFORE, I OSCAR ETHELBERT
HENIY, Acting Administrator of the Colony of
Montse-rrat do hereby require that you proceed to
the nomination of candidates on Friday, the 12th
day of October, 1956, at the St. John's School,
and thereafter, if necessary, you do on the 19th
day of October, 1956, between the hours of 7
o'clock in the forenoon and 6 o'clock in the after-
noon, cause election to be made according to law
of a member to serve in the Legislative Council of
the Colony for the said electoral district and that
yon do cause the name of such member when so
elected to be certified to me not later than the 24th
day of October, 1956.
GIVEN under my hand and the Public
Seal of the Colony this 27th day of
September, 1956, and in the fifth
year of Her Maj,-ty's reign.
0. E. HENRY,
A c(/iKi Administrator.
NOTICE OF DAY AND PLACE OF
The Admninistrator having issued his Writ of
Election for the Election of a member of the
Legislative Council for the Northern electoral
district the returning officer r for the said district
will on the 12th day of October, 1956, now next
ensuing between the hours of 10 o'clock in the
forenoon and 1 o'clock in the afternoon and between
the hours of 2 o'clock and 4 o'clock in the after-
noon at the St. John's School, proceed to the
nomination of a member for the Northern electoral
Dated this 27th day of September, 1956.
J. R. DANIEL,
/ '':, Otficer for the
Northern electoral district.
In substitution for Notices appearing in the Antigua, Mont-
serrat and Virgin Islands Gazette on the 27th September,
TI UUf f N ,
Jzlblishedt by uiithority.
;.)8 TilE ALTIijA M( 'TSEl'i`'T ADV11DIN' ISLANI'DS 1~z~ 1"i
[October 4, 1956
With reference to the Notice which
appeared in The Leeward Islands
Gazette" of Thursday. 8th March,
1956, re the appoint tment of M,.ill. is
of the Montserrat Public Service Colm-
mission, it is notified that His Excel-
lency the Goverlnor has accepted the
resignation of M. M. ArCHINLECK.
Esq., as Chairman,. with II. -t from
30th September, 19i5i.
His Excellency has appointed W.
O. PETEils, Esq.. as the new Chair-
man, with effect from tle 1st Octo-
ber, 1956, and T. E. RYAN, Esq., as a
member in his place.
Administrator's 0' ,.
1j',. ...,.. .- ',. :fi n trselrat.
271h Septembcr, 1I:'.':
The Adminiitratr of Antigua has
been pleased under section 39 (1) of
the Antigua Constitution and Elec-
tions Ordinance, 1951. to appoint the
following i persons as Returning Offi-
cers for tlie undernietioned electoral
districts for the purpose of the elec-
tions to I)b hell in 1 in :
St. J 0hi'n Ci/y (Aoi /h).
Mr. McWelling Todman.
S't. J.oli. (City (Souhli) and Rurbtda..
Mr. Clarence C. Edwards.
St. (Gorge and, t. J.oh (Rural)
Mr. C. '. ,/.ard.
,"/. John ( Iura/l) South.
Mr. J. L. Robinson.
8/. ,Johni (hiuiral) WI'c.sl.
Mr. Hubert Henry.
.S/. l'h illipi ald St. PI'ter.
Mr. A. E. L. Williams.
Mr. Oscar M. Bird.
Mr. Earle Pestaina.
28//h S,,/itfmb'r, 1956.
Ref. No. A, 18/,o0.
Appointments and transfers etc.,
in the! public service, with effect tromi
the d.! s statial, are published for
genira ii 'iiirm:'tio n:-
Christian, C. iM, Surveyor of Works,
Virgin Islands, confirmed in ap-
pointinent. Jul. 7
Clarke, Julian, P.O. Cl. I1, Administra-
tion, to be .Jniior Clerk, Adminis-
tration, Virgin Islands, on probation
Creque, H. 0., Senior Clerk, Adminis-
tration, to b1 Principal, Adminis-
tratioin. Virgin Islands. Jlan. 1
Harrigan, N. E. A., Super ising Teach-
er, appointed Assistant Adminis-
trative Secretary, Administration.
Virgin Islands. Jan. I
O'Neal, R. T., Teacher Cl. III, Ele-
inentary Schools, to be Junior
Clerk, Ad administration. Vir-
gin Islands, on probation. S'p. 1
Penn, Miss H. L,, Senior Clerk, Treas-
iury, appointed to act :s Assistant
Treasurer, Virgin Islands. Sep. 10
Penn, W. R., Junior Clerk, Public
Works Dept.. second-ed as Draughts-
nianl-Supervisor, Pul)lic Works
Dept., Virgin Islands. Aug. 1
Scott, B.A., P. C., to he Principal,
Virgin Islands S-condary Schiol,
on probation. Aug. 21
Shirley, A. 0., .uniior Clerk, Treasury,
appointed to act as Senior Clerk,
Trteasurv, Virgin Islands.
Vanterpool, Harold, P.O. Cl. II, Acri-
cuitnral I)ept., to be Agricultunral
Asst. IV Virgin Islands, on proba-
tion. IJuly I
The following Statutory 1iulcs and
Orders are circulated with this
Gazette and forin part thereof:-
No. 33 of 1956t, P'roclamnation
dattdl S"pttlmbntr 18, 19!56, declaring
a close si-ason for cotton planting."
1 pp. I'iice 3 ents
No,. 34 of I 9.6, Proclaination
dated Septe-il)her 28. 195(1. apl)plinting
a session, fori the IeLgislative councill
of tlhii Colony. 2 pp. P'ricer I ,frnlIs
Declaration dated October 1,
1956, made under section 3
of the Land Acquisition Act,
1944, (No. 11/1944) for the
acquisition of certain land in
the Colony of Antigua for
IT IS IHHillI,!Y I)ECLAlEF) that
the Governe;r in (Council with the
approval or the Lgislh ive ('iiicil of
the Colony of Antiguia c(nsi le'rs that
the lands situate at Nu\t Crove in the
Parish of St. John in the- Til.nd of
Alltiur a and nior,- iartic liirly des-
crihed in ii hi Sclhdule hereto. ilhould
he actiqur.i ir puin lic pl;ri)(,ses,
namt -ly to (.ICt there n at Scolii, .
A pierce (ir parcel of la i 'ntailn-
ing 3.812 acres of land ;it Ni.t (irove
in the Parish of Sainit John in the
Island of Antigna owndl b \ IA'AN
CA 1MACHO ulon bounnd-d as folllvws:--
On thI. N(rthi Ly land of AlI:in F.
On ithe South by lnid of AIvan F.
Cainacho and l;lnd of Jzr'is,
Oni ttl West lny a puFliec ri'ad and
)iO the East lv a public ro:a,!.
Datied tlhe st 1 day Octolber. ', ";.
F, ,. A.CLAR.KE,
('lI k of thil., u',n c.
A 4;; l
!!f//l 'a(ii / (1) and .19 (1)
Town and Country Planning
All Saints, Bendals. B.,lans,
Five Islands, Freemansville,
Parham, Pares Village, St.
Phillips, Table Hill Gordon
and Willikie; Schemes.
Notice is hiriby given lthat I, the
-Ithi and 1 thl of Septenlimer. approval
was given to the alkiiivi'-nllled
Schemes hy the Governior-ini-(oimincil.
iRA I N :"'ALL FIGU RES. A certified copy of the Scheliesaind
of the mnI.ps therein referred to have
irit ral Experiment Station ,elln depostited at the office of
tiiglna. the Cetral Housiig iand i7 .I. .,ug
Authority. Ili gh Street, sT. lhdin's,
Month. 1952. 1953. 195, 1955. i956. Antia. 'anld will be open f,r instpec-
,lJ;. 2.41 1.03 3,04 2.16 515 tion withliut paymtntent of fee Ieitwe-en
the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily
Feb. 1.60 1.02 2.15 .is 1.23 (except on Saturdays when the
hours will lie 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.).
1.,62 t.60 l.,l .S,) 1.41o
3.14 2.06 .49 1.75 3.83
3.07 .150 3.S3 2.81 2.58
5.74 1.31 3.32 1.47 5,72
8.3S 3.20 3.47 2.13 4.29
Augui t 8.43 :1.15 5.93 S.25 5.57
To 29th Sep. 5.53 2.10 9.89 5.59 2.05
39 92 21.87 33:.50 25.67 31.82
Dated this li8t day of S pl emler,
Secrotir, I& cucl tir, (ficerj
( ', /tr A t ,h.r/''iu.
(C entiirl HI/sia it i Piaiii.ion Aii.hority
I.gh i ,tet.
S 1t. .ufIl,1s,
18)b lc/.5.,:ibi- j1 5 .
October, 1956] THE ANTIGUAl, MONTSERRAT AND VflGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE 59
MON TSERRA T.
ASSIGNMENT passed under the Public Seal of Montserrat to the Administrator of the
Colony of Montserrat of certain powers and authorities vested in the Governor
of the Leeward Islands by the Leeward Islands Letters Patent. 1956.
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
TBy His Excellency Sir KENNETH WILLIAM BLACKBURiNE, a Knight
Commander of the Most Distingnishe;] Order of Saint Michael and
Saint George, an officerr of the Most Excelleit Order of the British
Empire, Governor and Cmnimander in Chief in and over the Colony
of the Leeward Islands and Vice Admiral of the same.
Preamble. WHEIREAS by Letters Patent passed under the Great Seal of the lRalmn consti-
tuting the Office of Governor and Commander in Chief of the Leeward Islands, bearing date
at Westminster the 20th day of June. l'.:i, Her Majesty was pleased to declare Her Royal
will and pleasure to be, amongst other things, in effect that the Administra tor of the Colony
of Montserrat shall administer the Goverinment of the Colony provided that the Governor
may, when present in the Colony, administer the Government thereof in place of the
Administrator if he shall think fit so to do, and that for the purpose of so administering the
Government of the Colony and while so doing the Administrator shall be empowered to do
such things within th- Colony belonging to the office of Governor, other than exercsie the
powers vested in the Governor by Articles 5, 6 & 7 of the aforesaid Letters Patent, and the
powers vested in the Governor by Article 17 thereof, of pardoning persons sentenced to
death, as the Governor may from time to time assign to him:
AND WHEREAS it appears to me to be expedient that the Administrator of
Montserrat be empowered to exercise within the said Colony, so far as the same are exercisa-
ble therein, the undermentioned powers and authorities, vested in the Governor by the said
Assignment of NOWT, THEIREFORE, I do hereby assign to the Administrator for the time being
eritain pow- of the Colony of Montserrat while he is administering the Government of the Colony the
er. following powers and authorities, so far as the same are exercisable therein, unless the
Governor being present in the said Colony, otherwise directs, that is to say:-
Oaths. 1. The power of requiring any person in the public service to take the Oath of
Allegiance in the form set out in the Schedule to the Leeward Islands Letters Patent, 1956,
together with such other Oath or O)aths as may from time to time be prescribed by any laws
in force in the Colony and the power of administering such Oaths or of causing them to be
administered by some public officer.
Appointments. 2. The power-
(a) with the advice of the Public Service Commission, of making appoint-
ments or promotions to any office in the public service to Class C posts as described
in Montserrat General Order No. 22 and in the case of teachers to any office below
the grade of graduate teacher; and
(b) of accepting the resignation of officers holding such appointments.
Leave of 8. The power of granting-
(a) leave of absence to all public officers in the Colony in accordance with the
provisions of General Orders for the time being in force, except in respect of leave
beyond the normal period as laid down in the said General Orders:
Provided that whenever the Administrator seeks leave himself, it shall be
necessary for the Governor's approval to be first obtained; and
(b) leave of absence to the unofficial members of the Executive and Legisla-
tive Councils of the Colony.
Disciplinary 4. The power-
Proceedings. (a) of taking disciplinary proceedings under the Regulations for Her Majesty's
Colonial Service (hereinafter referred to as "Colonial Regulations") for the time
being in force and of imposing the appropriate penalties (including dismissal) n
respect of officers whom he is by paragraph 2 of this Instrument empowered to
60 THE ANTIGUA, MON TSERRIAT AND1 VIIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE. [October 4, 1956.
(b) to interdict any officer in the public service of the Colony if lie considers
that the public interest requires that such officer should cease instantly to exercise
the powers and functions of his office.
6. The power to approve the payment to any public officer of any increment of
salary in accordance with the provisions of Colonial Regulations for the time being in force on
the subject and to suspend, defer or stop such increment in accordance with the provisions of
6. The power to sign Special Warrants for amounts not exceeding $480 and also Special
to sign Special Warrants in other cases for any amount when the expenditure has been duly Warrants.
sanctioned by the Secretary of State or by the Governor:
Provided that in the exercise of this power due regard shall be had to the special or
any other instructions of the Secretary of State applying to the Colony while the Colony
continues to be grant-aided from United Kingdom funds:
And provided further that Special Warrants shall not in any event be signed
contrary to the provisions of Colonial Regulations for the time being in force or of any
regulations substituted for or amending the same.
7. The power to sanction imprests from public funds up to a maximum of $240
and to sign Imprest Warrants up to a similar amount.
8. The power to sanction advances from public funds up to a maximum of Advanuos.
$3,360 and to sign Advance Warrants up to a similar amount.
9. The power to-
(a) sanction the writing off of all losses of stores due to depreciation from
normal unavoidable causes;
(b) sanction the abandonment or remission of any claim for money due to the
Government or the writing off of any sum which has appeared as an asset in a
previous account up to a maximum amount of $240;
(c) sanction the writing off of arrears of revenue up to a maximum amount
(d) sanction the writing off of losses of cash or stamps, due to theft or fraud
or to tLie gross negligence of an officer, up to a maximum amount of V2 0);
(e) sanction the writing off of losses of stores due to theft or fraud or the
gross negligence of an officer, up to a maximum amount of $240; and,
(f) sanction the writing off of losses of cash, stamps or stores, due to causes
other than those enumerated in the preceding sub-paragraphs of this paragraph,
up to a maximum of $480.
10. The power of appointing Boards of Survey to examine the Treasury cash,
stamps etc. in accordance with the provisions of Financial Instruction 135 or any other
instruction substituted for or amending the same.
11. The power to authorise the sale of unserviceable stores under the provisions
of Stores Rule 30 or of any other rule substituted for or amending the same.
12. The power of appointing Boards of Officers to inspect and report upon
Government stores in accordance with the provisions of Stores Rule 116 or of any other rule
substituted for or amending the same.
13. The power of appointing and of approving recommendations of Boards of
Survey on stores and of dispensing with a Board of Survey in accordance with the provisions
of Stores Rules 34-35 or of any other rule substituted for or amending the same.
14. The power to give serviceable Government stores or property, not exceeding
$96 in value and not required for Government purposes, to institutions or organizations in
the Colony, at his discretion, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation No. 2S0 of
Part II (1951 edition) of Colonial Regulations or of any other regulation substituted for of
amending the same.
etc. of arrears
of Boards of
Sale of unser-
of Bords to
(ift of ser-
THE ANTIGUA. MONTSERRAT AND VIR(IN ISLANDS GAZETTE 61
16. The power to appoint Tenders Boards and not to take ;my other a;
under the provisions of Stores Rule 77 or of any other rule substituted for or amending Toa'ders
16. The power of remitting any fine, penalty or forfeiture not exceeding the Re mission of
sum of ".9i due and accrued to Her Majesty. Fine".
All powers not herein specified will be exercised 1by the Governor.
GIVEN under nmv hand and the Public Seal of the Colony of Montserrat'
this 20th day of A .,, r, in the year of Our Lord ()Oe Thousand
Nine Hundred a;id Fifty-six and in the fifth year of Her Maijcsty's
In the Supreme Court of the
Windward Islands and
MONTHS ERRA T CIRCUIT.
Circuit Court Notice.
Notice is herehy given thlt in pur-
suance of Rules nade liy tlih Chief
Justice inder Section 16 olf tihe.
Windward TlIsliinds a id L \vard
Islands Courts Order ill ('ou il,i
1939, on tin- 24th day ,f S hpnihel,
1941. as aniiendd. the I[onourabile
tihe Piislie ,Jud"ge selected irfl the
sitting (of the Court in the Montserrat
Circuit has appointed the undermen-
tioned day on which the ensuing
Circuit shall sit in the Colony. that is
Oi Monday the 22ndd day of Octo-
her, I'.'. at 10.00 o'clock in the
F. 0. C.ARRIS,
leistr r's (f ,
24ti ,"ep/imn /,ir, 195 .
. erAs i t
Notice to Miariners
West Indies, Atil i- u, Bell on
The bell on the Buoy moored near
the south-west, edge of Warrington
Hank in thi roadstead of St. lJohn's,
Antigua. is out of coinlnissiin.
E. H. Blan :hard,
13th Septen ir'. 1l; .
G()OV\ERNME NT SAVINGS BANK STATISTICS
All tigures in British West Indian Dollars.
Number of reporting banks : 4.
Figures for qua:rter--30th ,June. 1956.
I. Nctes in circulation!
(i) D)eiand Nil
(ii) Tiime Nil
(iii) ;viis 1 ). 506.95 )6
8. Balance, dilie to
(a) Olther banks in Colony
(/) i',,nks abroad
1. Other Liabilities
Total i iiities
I10, 97 0 ,S3
Cash in treasuryy
Balances due by other banks
balances due from banks
ablro(ad ;and other short
L Ii) :l(l Advalln'es
(a) Local 269,512.83
h6) Other 1,74.6,103.74
OtfI, r assetss
I4iti,n i at the (.;overwnixn Prilitinttl Office. Ximtgiiii. wini IIn w ii iv ICA;ka. h'iiai
[iPrvic 14 cents,
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October 4, 1956]j
STATUTORY RULES AND ORD'H.28 0
1956, No. 33.
Proclamation dated September 18, 1956, declaring a close
season for cotton planting.
BY THE ACTING ADMINISTRATOR OF
0. E. HENRY,
In exercise of the powers vested in the Governor-in-Council
by section 3 of the Cotton Planting (Regulation) Ordinance, 1926
(No. 7 of 1926), I, Oscar Ethelbert Henry, Esquire, Acting Administrator
of the Colony of Montserrat, by and with the advice of the Executive
Council of the said Colony, do hereby declare that the period from the
first day of November, 1956, to the first day of September, 1957, both
days inclusive, is and shall be a close planting season within the mean-
ing of the said Ordinance throughout the said Colony and every part
thereof except in the Planting Date Experimental plot at the Grove
Botanic Station to which this proclamation shall not apply.
GIVEN at the Administrator's Office, Montserrat, this
18th day of September, 1956, and in the fifth year of
Her Majesty's reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
X,; / .' -
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Antigna. Leeward Islands,
by EARL PIGOTT, Acting Government Printer.-By Authority.
[ Prico 3 r m-ts.)
STATUTORY RULES AND ORIERS.
1956, No. 34. 2:
PROCLAMATION DATED SEPTEMBER 28, 195,
APPOINTING A SESSION FOR THE LEGISLA-
TIVE COUNCIL OF THE COLONY.
BY THE ACTING ADMINISTRATOR OF MONTSERRAT.
0. E. HENRY,
.1. tiin,. Administrator.
WHEREAS pursuant to the provisions of
sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Montserrat
Constitution and Elections Ordinance, 1952
(No. 1/1952) the Governor by proclamation dated
the 1st day of September, 1956, prorogued the
Legislative Council of the Colony of Montserrat
until such further date as may be appointed, by
proclamation of the Administrator under the provi-
sions of section 18 of the said Ordinance, for the
first sitting in the next session of the said Council:
AND WHEREAS it is provided by section
18 o' the said Ordinance that the sessions of the
said Council shall be held at such times and
places as the Administrator shall from time to
time by proclamation appoint:
AND WHEREAS it is expedient that
a session of the said Council should now b1 held:
NOW, THEREFORE, I do by this my
proclamation, hereby appoint that a session of the
Legislative Council of the Colony should now be
held and that the first meeting thereof shall
commence with a sitting of the Council at the
S Council Chamber in the town of Plymouth in the
*- I .
Island of Montserrat at 11 o'clock in the forenoon
on the 10th day of October, 1956, for the despatch
of public business.
AND the Members of the said Council and all
other Her Majesty's Officers and loving subjects in
the said Colony and all those whom it may
concern are hereby required to take due notice
hereof and to give their ready obedience accord-
GIVEN at the Administrator's Office,
Montserrat, this 28th day of Sep-
tember, 1956, in the fifth year of
Her Majesty's reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN !
Printed at tne Government Printing Offlioe, Leeward Islands.
by EARL ]PIOTT, Acting Governinmnt Printer.-By Authority.
[Psrice 4 cents.]