The West Indies Gazette
VOL. 2 MONDAY, 26TH OCTOBER, 1959 No. 51
His EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL left Trinidad on the 26th October, 1959, on a visit to Jamaica.
His Excellency is expected to return to Trinidad on the 7th November, 1959.
APPOINTMENT OF GOVERNOR-GENERAL'S DEPUTY
THE Instrument appointing Mr. J. S. MORDECAI, C.M.G., Federal Secretary, to act as Deputy to the Governor-
General, during the latter's absence on a visit to Jamaica, 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
Council, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent
[L.S.] Order of the British Empire, Governor-General and
Commander-in-Chief of The West Indies, &c., &c., &c.
To: JOHN STANLEY MORDECAI, C.M.G.,
WHEREAS by article 4 of the Constitution of The West Indies it is provided that, whenever the Governor-
(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 short duration,
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 visit to Jamaica, and
(b) for the purpose of that visit, 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 JOHN STANLEY MORDECAI 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 instructions as
I may from time to time address to you.
Given under my Hand and the Public Seal of The West Indies
this 24th day of October, 1959, in the Eighth Year of
Her Majesty's Reign.
By His Excellency's Command
M. S. STAVELEY
Secretary to the Governor-General
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, TRINIDAD, W.I.-1959