The West Indies Gazette
Vol. 3 SATURDAY, 16th JULY, 1960 No. 24
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 from the seat of the Federal Government but not from the Federation, 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 : JOHN STANLEY MORDECAI, c.m.g., 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 (6) 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
(fe) 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 15th day of July, 1960, in the Ninth 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.1960