THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
VOL. LXXVI. THURSDAY, 3sT AUGUST, 1950. No. 74.
VOL. LXXVIII. THURSDAY, 3TsT AUGUST, 1950. No. 74.
The following extract of a tele-
gram received from the Secretary of
State for the Colonies is published for
"Greatly distressed at news of
hurricane damage and await your
further report with deep interest.
Please convey my sympathy to all
who have sustained loss."
Colonial Secretary's Office,
25th August, 1950.
His Excellency has been informed
by the Secretary of State for the
Colonies that arrangements have been
made for specialist advice to be avail.
able to the Colonial Office on questions
relating to drainage and irrigation,
water conservation, rural water sup-
plies etc. Mr. GERALD LACEY, C.I.E.,
who is a retired member of the
Indian Service of Engineers (where
he was Chief Engineer of the
Irrigation Department of the United
Provinces) and has already undertaken
assignments in the Colonies on behalf
of the Colonial Office, has agreed to
assist the Office on a part-time advi-
sory basis. He will also be ready to
visit Colonial territories from time to
time, in so far as snch visits can be
fitted in with his other engagements.
Colonial Secretar?i's Office,
Leeward Islan ds,
28th August, 1950.
C.S.O. M.P. 13lioo) l.
It is notified for general informa-
tion that the Secretary of State has
declared service with the Central
Electricity Board Federation of
Malay to be "public service" for the
purposes of Colonial Pensions laws.
Colonial Secrretary's Office,
24th August, 1950.
C.S.O. M.P. rQ90004.
It is hereby notified for general
information that the Offices of the
Colonial Secretary and the Attorney
General are situated t ~iporarily as
from Monday, 28th August, 1950, and
until further notice, on the ground
floor of the Antigua Administration
building in High Street.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
28th August, 1950.
CONFIRMATION OF ORDINANCES.
The Secretary of State for the
Colonies has informed the Governor
that the KING will not be advised to
exercise his power of disallowance
of t h e undi-rmentioned Acts and
No. 4 of 1950, The Currency Act,
C.S.O. M.P. 24/00003.
No. 5 of 1950. "The Offences
against the Person (Amendment) Act,
C.S.O. M.P. 47/00025.
No. 6 of 1950, "The Department of
Labour (Repeal) Act, 1950."
No. 1 of 1949, "The Minerals
(Vesting) Ordinance, 1948."
C.S.O. M.P. -7/00024.
No. 2 of 1950, "The Revenues and
Fees (Adjustment) Ordinance, 1950."
The Acting Governor has been
pleased this (lay to assent to the
undermentioned Ordinance of the
Legislature of Montserrat:-
No. 8 of 1950, "The Watercourses
and Waterworks Ordinance, 1950."
C.S.O. M.P. 47/00005.
AT DAY. The following signals
displayed at the Harbour Department
and Goat Hill signal station will
denote the approach of disturbed
X. A red flag with black square in
centre- means- tropical dis-
turbance reported; likely to
affect island of Antigua -
XX. Two red flags, with black
squares in centre-HURRI-
AT NIGHT. Two detonating rock-
ets will be fired in rapid suc-
cession from Harbour Master's
Office, as a warning to shipping
of the approach of disturbed
AT DAY & AT NIGHT. The
siren at the Police Headquarters will
be sounded as a HURRICANE SIG-
NAL DANGER APPRENDE)."
Police Will also go through St.
John's and villages sound ing their
All telephone exchanges will make
every effort to inform subscribers
about weather condition ns when
requested to do so by the Official
The Police Department will also
give whatever assistance they can in
notifying the public in general.
F. V. D. GRIFFITH,
Publications issued from the
Government Printing Office,
STATUTORY RULE & ORDER.
No. 22 of 1950, "The Legislative
Council Rules, 1950."
21 pp. Price 6d.
Central Experiment Station,
1947. 1948. 1949. 1950.
January 3'97 2'82 1'50 541
February *57 '57 2'(7 2'52
March -59 1"89 5a52 1'58
April '67 "59 3"54 2'44
May 3'34 2'80 1 S)8 2'06
June 1"49 3-38 3235 1'66
July 2"97 1'37 2'10 1'85
August2uth 2"00 1-53 2'94 10'71
15'60 14-95 23'00 28'28
THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.
Colony of the Leeward Islands.
Title by Registration Act.
REGISTRY OF TITLES. ANTIGUA CIRCUIT.
SCHEDULE OF APPLICATIONS
for Certificate of Title, and Noting thereon, and Caveat for the week ending the 22nd day of July,
Date o P n Nature of request, whether for Certificate of Title, or
Date of Request. Peson presenting. Noting thereon, or caveat.
20th July, 1950 Antigua Syndicate Estates, Limit- Certificate of Title for All Those plantations or
ed, whose Registered Office is at estates known as Jolly Hill and Reed Hill
37 High Street in the City of situate in the Parish of Saint Mary in the
Saint John in the Island of Island of Antigua, comprising 672 acres.
Anyone who objects to the issue of the Certificate of Title as applied for must within
twenty-one (21) days from the first publication of this Notice enter a Caveat at the office of the
Registrar of Titles for the Antigua Circuit.
Dated the 15th day of August, 1950.
N. A. BERRIDGE,
Registrar of Titles.
1. At the beginning of the Hurricane Season the public are advised to take precautionary
measures to ensure that all doors, windows, and shutters of their houses, offices, etc., can be securely
fastened. The same applies to buildings used as shelters for stock.
An adequate supply of hurricane lanterns, candles or electric torches is recommended, in the
event of the failure of electric lighting system during the storm.
2. Householders possessing a barometer should watch their instrument carefully and observe
readings at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and at night time previous to retiring to bed. Any change lower than
the usual diurnal one of 0.1 inch should be regarded with some suspicion and more frequent
3. All Agents of steamers and of sailing vessels which are approaching or leaving Antigua in
doubtful weather, are asked to communicate direct with the Harbour Master. This is especially essential
with regard to small sailing boats engaged in inter-island trade.
4. When barring up a house, on indications of bad weather or the approach of a hurricane, begin
with the side facing the direction of the prevailing wind, which varies as a rule from North West to
North East. Should the centre happen to pass over the island there will be a short period of calm
during which the nortLern side of the building should be opened up and the southern or westerly sides
closed. Very often, however, the hurricane shifts directly from North East to South East with little or
no interval of relative calm, and under such circumstances it is wise to have every window and door
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands, by E. M. BLACKMAN,
Acting Government Printer.-By Authority.
(31 August, 1950.