The West Indies Gazette
VOL. 2 MONDAY, 6TH APRIL, 1959 No. 17
His EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL left Trinidad on the 6th April, 1959, on an official visit to the Leeward
Islands and the Grenadines.
His Excellency is expected to return to Trinidad on the 18th April, 1959.
APPOINTMENT OF GOVERNOR-GENERAL'S DEPUTY
THE Instrument appointing MR. L. N. BLACHE-FRASER, C.M.G., Acting Federal Secretary, to act as Deputy
to the Governor-General, during the latter's absence on an official visit to the Leeward Islands and the
Grenadines, is published for general information.
THE WEST INDIES
By His Excellency the Right Honourable the LORD HAILES,
Member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy
[L.S.] Council, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent
Order of the British Empire, Governor-General and
Commander-in-Chief of the West Indies, &c., &c., &c.
To: LOUIS NATHANIEL BLACHE-FRASER, C.M.G.
Acting Federal Secretary
WHEREAS by article 4 of the Constitution of The West Indies it is provided that, whenever the Governor-General-
(a) has occasion to be absent from the seat of the Federal Government but not from the Federation, or
(b) has occasion to be absent from the Federation for a period that he has reason to believe will be of
he may, by instrument under the Public Seal, appoint any person in the Federation to be his Deputy during
such absence and in that capacity to perform on behalf of the Governor-General such of the functions of the
office of Governor-General as may be specified in that instrument :
And, whereas I, PATRICK GEORGE THOMAS, LORD HAILES, Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of
The West Indies, have occasion to be-
(a) absent from the seat of the Federal Government, but not from the Federation, during the course
of a tour of the Grenadine Islands and the Leeward Islands, and
(b) for the purpose of that tour, absent from the Federation for periods that will be of short duration :
Now therefore, I the said PATRICK GEORGE THOMAS, LORD HAILES, in pursuance of the powers conferred
upon me in that behalf by the said article and of all other powers me thereunto enabling, do appoint you the
said Louis NATHANIEL BLACHE-FRASER to be my Deputy during such absences and in that capacity to perform
on my behalf all the functions of the office of Governor-General vested in me, subject, however, to such instruc-
tions as I may from time to time address to you.
Given under my Hand and the Public Seal of The West Indies this
4th day of April, 1959, in the Eighth Year of Her
By His Excellency's Command
M. S. STAVELEY
Secretary to the Governor-General
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, TRINDAD, W.I.-1959