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VOL. VI. MONDAY, 6TH NOVEMBER, 1961. No.
BY HIS HONOUR IAN GRAHAM TURBOTT,
Administrator of Antigua.
To: DENNIS VIVIAN CENAC, Magistrate Districts A ", B ", and C ".
The Honourable STEPHEN ROY MENDES, Member of the Legislative Council, and
ERIC GEORGE KEITH CHALLENGER, Acting Accountant General, Antigua.
WHEREAS BY section 2 of the Commissions of Inquiry Act, Chapter 116 of the Laws of the Leeward Islands
(as adapted for use in the Colony of Antigua by the Adaptation of Laws Regulations, 1956) it is enacted, inter alia,
that it shall be lawful for tne Administrator, whenever he shall deem it advisable to issue a commission appointing one
or more Commissioners and authorising such Commissioners, or any quorum of them, to inquire into any matter, in
which, an inquiry would, in the opinion of the Administrator be for the public welfare:
A N D WHEREAS in the opinion of the Administrator it is advisable that in the interest of the public welfare
a commission do issue appointing Commissioners and authorising them to inquire into and report on the matters herein-
KNOW YE THEREFORE that reposing great trust and confidence in your zeal, discretion and integrity I
do by these presents authorise and appoint you the said DENNIS VIVIAN CENAC, STEPHEN ROY MENDES and ERIC
GEOI:G;E KEITH CHALLENGER to be Commissioners to make a diligent aud full inquiry into the manner in which-
(a) explosives for use at the Bendals Quarry situate in the Parish of St. John in the Colony of Antigua
are issued for use in the said Quarry, and whether adequate precautions are taken to ensure that
(i) are used only for the purpose for which they are issued;
(ii) do not fall into the possession of unauthorised persons; and
(b) the use of explosives in the Colony could he better controlled by law or otherwise.
AND I direct that the said DENNIS VIVIAN CENAC shall be chairman of the said Commission and do by these
presents give and grant unto you and each of you all the powers conferred on Commissioners by the Commissions of
Inquiry Act aforesnid for the purposes of making the aforesaid inquiry and I require that you do with all convenient
speed report to me in writing the result of your inquiry, and do furnish to me a full statement of the proceedings of
your Commission and of the reasons leading to the conclusions arrived at or reported.
AND I do hereby further direct that the said inquiry be held in private (until otherwise directed) in such
places and at such times as you may determine.
AND I do hereby appoint EDWARD TAYLOR HENRY to be the Secretary to the Commissioners to attend the
sittings of the Commission, to keep their papers, summon and minute the testimony of Witnesses and generally to
perform the duties connected with the inquiry as the Commissioners may from time to time prescribe.
AND I further direct the Superintendent of Police to detail a constable or constables to attend upon the
Commissioners to perform such duties as usually pertain to their office when in attendance upon the Supreme Court
and Circuit Courts, or such other duties as the Commissioners may direct, and to service summonses on witnesses if
required to do so.
AND I CHARGE AND COMMAND all officers and all other Her Majesty's loyal subjects in the Colony
that in their several places and according to their several powers and abilities they be aiding and assisting you in the
execution of this your commission.
GIVEN under my hand and the Public Seal at the Government House, Antigua, this 25th day of
October, 1961, in the tenth year of Her Majesty's reign.
Printed at the Govrnmcnt Printing Offce, Antiguti, Leewnrd Island-,
ty EARL PIGOTT, Govcrnmint Printer. --y Authority.
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