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    General Government - Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 34 of 1954: Antigua Postal Service Rules and Regulations 1954
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W"irTHE LEEWARD ISLANDS


*GAZETTE.


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qVOL. LXXXII. tCTHURSDAY, 26TH AUGUST, 1954. No. 41.


Notices.


It is notified for general informa-
tion that the following appointments
have been made:-

(a) Mr. J. D. B. RENWICK, B.A.,
Acting Registrar, Antigua, to be
Additional Magistrate. Antigua, in
place of D. A. S. DEFREITAS; and

(b) Mr. H. L. S. M\OSELEY M.A.,
B.C.L. (Dunelm), Senior Assistant
Master, St. Vincent Grammar
School. to be Registrar, Antigna, in
place of Mr. N. A. BERRIDGE.
(In substitution for the notice ap-
pearing in Gazette No. 39 of
the 19th August, 1954.)

The Secretariat,
at Antigua.
23rd A ugust, 1954.
Ref. No. C. 13/00098.

It is hereby notified for general
information that, by virtue of the
power conferred on him by regulation
5(2) of the Air Navigation (Licensing
of Air Services) Regulations, No. 43
of 1949, the Governor has appointed
the following persons as Chairman
and members of the Air Transport
Licensing Authority:-
Crown Attorney, Antigua (Chair-
man)
Colonial Engineer, Antigua
Airport Supervisor, Antigua.

The Secretariat,
Antigua,
19th August, 1954.
Ref. No. 7/00090.

It is hereby notified for general in-
formation that H i s Honour the
Administrator has been pleased to
appoint Mr. F. A. CLARKE to be
Secretary of the Whitley Council for
the Presidency of Antigua.

Admin isfraor's Ofice,
A n igua.
23rd Augast, 1954,
Ref. No. A. 1f3/136.


No. 79.
Appointments and transfers etc.,
in the public service, with effect from
the dates stated, are published for
general information:-
ALFRED, H., P. O. Class III, Holber-
ton Hospital, to be P. O. Class II,
Country Board of Health, Antigua.
Sept. 1.
BARNARD, C., P. O. Class II. Country
Board of Health, to be P. O. Class
II, Central Lunatic Asylum,
Antigua. Sept. 1.
DANIEL. D. E., Principal Officer, to
be Chief Officer, Prison, Antigua.
Jan. 1.
EDWARDS, V., P. 0. Class II to be
P. O. Class I, Country Board of
Health, Antigua. Jan. 1.
JOSEPH, E., to be P. 0. Class II,
Public Works, Antigua. Jan. 1.
JOSEPH, Miss J., Staff Nurse, Hol-
berton Hospital, Antigua, to be
Staff Nurse, Central Lunatic
Asylum, Antigna. Sept. 1.
LEWIS, A., to be P. O. Class II,
Agriculture, Antigna. Sept. 1.
MESSIAH, J., to be P. O. Class II,
Public Works, Antigua. Jan. 1.
MEYERS, Miss M. E., to be Staff
Nurse, Central Lunatic Asylum,
Antigua. Sept. 1.
OLIVER, Miss J., to be Staff Nurse,
Central Lunatic Asylum, Antigua.
Sept. 1.
ROBERTS, A., to be P. O. Class II,
Public Works, Antigua. July 1.
ROMEO, N., P. O. Class II to be P. O.
Class I, P. W. D. Antigna.
July 1.
SAMUEL, C. St.A., Prison Officer
Grade I, to be Principal officer,
Prison, Antigua. Jan. 1.
SIMON, F. A., P. O. Class III to be
P. O. Class II, Post Office, Antigua.
Sept. 1.
SIMON, T., to be P. O. Class II,
Holberton Hospital, Antigua.
Sept. 1.
SIMPSON, W., to be P. .- Class I,
Public Works, Antigua. Jan. 1.
THIBOU, C., to be P. O. Class II,
Public Works, Antigua. Jan. 1.


WATKINS, C., P. O. Class III, Mun-
icipal, to be P. O. Class II, Country
Board of Health, Antigua.
Sept. 1.
WILLOCK, A., Junior Clerk, Secre-
tariat, confirmed in appointment.
July 30.
Ref. No. P. F. 433.
The following are amendments to
appointments published in the Lee-
ward Islands Gazette of 12th August,
1954, to read:-
GREEN, E., P. O. Class II, to be P. O.
Class I, Municipal, Antigua.
Jan. 1.
SWIFT, Miss R. E., to be Junior
Clerk, Municipal, Antigua.
July 12.

No. 80.
The following Ordinance, Statutory
Instrument and Statutory Rule and
Order are circulated with this Gazette
and form part thereof:-
ORDINANCE.
Antigua.
No. 7 of 1954, The Development
(Housing Programme) Loan Ordi-
nance, 1954".
4 pp. Price 6 cents.
STATUTORY INSTRUMENT
No. 1856 of 1952, The Merchant
Shipping (Foreign Deserters) (King-
dom of Sweden) (Revocation) Order,
1952 ".
2 pp. Price 4 cents.
STATUTORY RULE & ORDER.
General Government.
No. 34 of 1954, "The Antigua
Postal Service Rules and Regulations
1954 ".
27 pp. Price 36 cents.

Tenders for Groceries etc.


The following tenders have been
accepted for the period ending 31st
December, 1954 for the supply of the
undermentioned items to Govei nment
Institutions:-
PAYNTER'S DAIRY-
Milk delivered at 14c. per bottle.


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THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


[26 August, 1951.


A. BARRETTO-

Milk delivered at 14c. per bottle.

EUGENE JARDINE-

Bread delivered at 15c. per lb.

NORRIS ROBERTS-

Mr.t-Beef (Steak)-46c. per lb.
Sirloin 35c. per lb.
Liver 29c.
Mutton 36c.
Pork 36c.

J. PIGOTT--

Cornmeal (Imported) at $12.48 per
100 lb. bag.

BUSINESS BUREAU-

Cornmeal (Local) at $12.00 per
100 lb. bag.

JOSEPH DEW AND SON, LTD.-

Kerosene Oil at wholesale price on
the date of delivery, less 21% and
less duty.

Administrator's Office,
St. John's,
Antigua.
20th August, 1954.
Ref. No. A. 41/36.

TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 16(th August, 1954.

COLUMBIA PICTURES COR-
PORATION of 729 Seventh Avenue,
New York, State of New York, U.S.A.
have applied for Registration of one
Trade Mark consisting of the follow-
ing:--


in Class VIII that is to say:- Motion
picture films with or without sound,
words and music.

The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods for 14 years
before the date of their said Appli-
cation.

Any person may within three
months from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the" Leeward Islands Gazette." give
notice in duplicate at the Trade Marks
Office, Antigua, of opposition to regis-
tration of the said Trade Mark.

J. D. B. RENWICK,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


In the Matter of the Estate of
Kathleen Louisa Gray, late of
the Town of Plymouth in the
Island of Montserrat, deceased.


(Unrepresented).

There will be sold by Public Auc-
tion at the Old Secondary School
Annex at Webb's Extension on Wed-
nesday the 1st September, 1954 at the
hour of 2 o'clock in the afternoon:-
All furniture, honsehold effects and
sundry other articles belonging to the
above-mentioned estate.

RANDALL H. LOCKHART,

Administrator of Estates.
M. 05A/8-1V.


Statement of Currency Note
Circulation in the British
Caribbean Territories (East-
ern Group) on 1st August,
1954.


Average Circulation during June:-

$
Br. Caribbean Cur-
rency Notes 49,753,142.00
Gov't Currency Notes 2.178,245.00

51,931,387.00

Br. Caribbean Currency Notes:-


Trinidad & Tobago
(including
Montserrat)
Barbados
British Guiana
Grenada
St. Vincent
St. Lucia
Dominica
Antigua
St. Kitts


... 24,139,114.00
... 5,814,900.00
... 12,205,785.00
..- 1,657,100.00
... 526,400.00
.. 861,000.00
943,400.00
... 1,421.300.00
... 1,51 6,500.00


Total Br. Caribbean
Currency Notes ... 49,085,499.00

Trinidad and Tobago
Government Note
circulation ... 1.380,798.00
Barbados Government
Note circulation ... 158,027.00
Br. Guiana Government
Note circulation ... 513,768.00


Total Government
Note circulation

Total circulation on
1st August, 1954


... 2,052,593.00


51,138,092.00


L. SPENCE,
Executive Commissioner,
British Caribbean
Currency Board.

British Caribbean Currency Board,
Treasury Chambers,
Port of Spain,
Trinidad, B. W.I.
Ref. No. 24/00027.


Crown Land Applications
Applications in connection with
Crown Lands are notified in the
Gazette for the purpose of giving any
person an opportunity of making any
representation to this Office in rela-
tion to any such application.

Such applications will be inserted
in at least three separate issues of the
Gazette before they will be dealt with
by the Governor, so that applicants
must be prepared for this delay.

The undermentioned applications
are hereby notified.

By Order,

E. T. HENRY,
Clerk to the Administrator.

Administrator's Ofitce,
Antigua.
.4th August, 1954.
Ref. No. A. 46,27.

To Purchase.

All those pieces or parcels of land
situate at Matthews Estate in the
Parish of Saint Paul in the Island of
Antigua all as the same are delineated
on maps or plans of the said area
prepared by Mr. MICHAEL ST. CLAIR
BATSON Licensed Surveyor and con-
taining the areas set out as follows:-


LOT

S,,

ft
,,

1
,,
,,
,,


No. 9B
, 10A
,, 46
,. 53
71
,, 83
,. 98
,. 102
,, 103
,, 105


4.318 acres
3.920 ,
5,000 sq. ft.
2.532 acres
0.795 ,,
1.083 ,,
.964 ,,
1.951 ,,
0.849 ,,
1.330 ,,


ANTIGUA

Control of Imports and
Exports.

Notice No. 3 of 1954.

TENDER FOR FLOUR.


Tenders are invited for the supply
of five thousand half bags of 100 lb
each E" grade flour from Local
Commission Agents of Canadian
Flour Mills. Quotations should be
C.I.F. ANTIGUA anl should include
agent's commission.

2. The conditions stated in para-
graph 2 of the Tender for Flour
notice of the 25th May. 1954, apply
to this notice.

3. Flour to be loaded at Montreal.
Halifax or St. John and shipped to
arrive in Antigna not later than the
26th September, 1954. A notice of
the award and the price accepted by-
Government will be published.


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26 August, 1954]


THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


3. Tenders should be in sealed
envelopes marked Tenders for
flour" and should be addressed to
His Honour the Administrator and
should reach the Administrator's
Office not later than 4 p.m. on 25th
August, 1954.

5. Government does not bind it-
self to accept the lowest or any
tender.

Adininuitrator's Office,'
Antigua.
1;th August, 1954.
Ref. No. A. 40/18.


British Caribbean Air Trans-
port Advisory Council
Barbados.


The Council invites applicatins
from suitably qualified persons for
the following post:

ADMINISTRATIVE S E R E-
TARY (Civil Aviation) at an annual
salary in scale 900 x 50-1,000t
per annum. Passages on assumption
and termination of appointmn'nt for
the Administrative Secretax aind
family up to five in all from mind tn
tne place of engagement will )he
paid by the Council.

The post. does not at present carry
pension or superannuation rights.
The appointment will be for I peiiod
of three years in the lirst instance.

Candidates should possess know-
le(ldg and experience in office
management and also some experience
in aeronautical practice and proce-
dures aind a knowledge of the civil
aviation pattern in the British West
Indies.

The Council reserves the right to
fill the post by invitation if no, suita-
ble application is received.

Applications furnishing full details
of candidates' education, special quali-
fications and experience, together
with supporting documents and names
of two referees, should be addressed
to the Executive Secretary, Regional
Economic Conmittee, Hastings
House, Barbados, before 15th Siptem-
ber, 1954.


Post of Agricultural COficer,
Grenada, B. W. I.


Applications are invited for the
vacant post of Agricultural Ollicer in
the Department of Grenada, B.W.I.

The post, which is pensionable
carries a salary scale of $3360 rising
by annual increments of $120 to
$4320 (700 x 25-900). Consider-
ation will be given to the appointment
of an applicant at a point in excess of
the minimum, if circumstances
warrant.


Quarters are provided for which
rent, at the rate of 10% of salary or
5% of the assessed value of the
quarters, whichever is less, is payable
per annum.

The officer will be required to
keep a car and will be entitled to a
travelling allowance at present at the
rate of $1276 per annum. Govern-
ment will be prepared to approve a
loan to enable the officer to purchase
a car.

Applications should have as a
minimum qualification the Diploma
of the Imperial College of Tropical
Agriculture or equivalent degree and
should have had considerable experi-
ence as an officer of a Department of
Agriculture. Experience in Applied
Research and Agricultural Extension
work would be advantages as would
general administrative experience.

The duties of the officer will be
those assigned to him by the Superin-
tendent of Agriculture to whom he
will be directly responsible. Such
duties will include the direction of
Agricultural Extension and Soil
(,,inservation programmes, the res-
ponsibility for certain field experi-
ments andi trials, as well as general
work of an administrative nature.
The Agriculiural Officer will be
deputy to the Superintendent of
Agriculture for whom he will act as
occasion demands. The officer will
be snbject to the Colonial Regulations
and to the General Orders of the
Colony.

Applications must be in the hand-
writing of the applicant who should
give the following particulars about
himself:

(a) Age;

(b) Schools, colleges etc. at
which educated, and certificates
and qualifications obtained, with
dates:

(c) Nature of present and past
emlloymnent, with dates;

(d) Emoluments earned in
present post (or in post in which
last employed, if unemployed);

(e) Past experience in work
similar to that required in the post
nowV ad vertised;

(/) Marital Status and number
of children.

Applicants should also furnish
testimonials (which will not be
returned) certified as true copies by a
Justice of the Peace, Minister of
Religion or Head of a Government
Department.

Applications which do not contain
the required information will not be
considered.


Applications should be addressed
to the Superintendent of Agriculture,
Botanic Gardens, St. George's, Gre-
nada, and should reach that address
not later than 15th September, 1954.

tiovlenment 0lfice,
Q&,nada, B. W.I.
29th Jul, 1954.

Ref. No. 13/00004-II.


Vacant Post of Assistant
Superintendent of Works,
Public Works Department,
St' Vincent.

Applications are invited for the
vacant post of Assistant Superinten-
dent of Public Works, St. Vincent,
British West Indies.

2. The salary of the post, which is
pensionable, is in the scale $2,880 per
annum, rising by annual increments
of $120 to $3,600 per annum.

3. No ('ist, of Living Allowance is
payable.

4. Quarters are not plrovidel.

5. A transport allowance of $1,020
per annum is layable in respect of a
motor car maintained by the officer
for official travelling.

6. Applicants should have a work-
ing k no ledge of the planning,
estimating, setting out and c(nstruc-
tion of buildings, bridges, roads and
waterworks and their maintenance.

7. Previous experience in a Public
Works Department or with a reput-
able firm of Building Contractors, and
experience in the field organisation of
Works and Labour will be taken into
account.

8. The person appointed will be
liable to transfer to a similar post of
equivalent status in the Windward
Islands.

9. Applications must be addressed
to the Assistant Administrator and
Establishment Officer, Government
Office, Kingstown, St. Vincent, and
must reach him not later than 31st
August, 1954.

August, 1954.

Ref. No. A. C. 13/89.


Vacancy for Quantity Survey-
or, Housing Department,
British Guiana.

Applications are invited from suita-
bly qualified persons for the post of
Quantity Surveyor, Housing Depart-
ment, British Guiana.

2. The post is on the permanent
and pensionable establishment of the
Colony and is at present on the salary
scale $3,;00 (750) x $144 (30)-
$4,320 (900) per annum, plus a
temporary cost of living allowance of










THE LEEWARD ISLANDS (GAZETTE.


[26 August, 1954


$300 (62 1 ij.) per anniuim but sonme
improvement in these emoluments
may hbe ox pect'ed to result from the
general revision of the salaries of
public officers now being undertaken.
3. The duties of the post require
that applicants should possess a sound
knowliidge ol surveying and valua-
tion of properties, taking off quanti-
ties from architectural drawings and
specifications, measuring variations
on building contracts, measuring
work executed and preparing esti-
mates for works and bills of quanti-
ties. The candidate selected will also
be required to undertake such other
duties as may from time to time lbe
required of him by the Chief Archi-
tect or other duly authorized officer.

QUALIFICATIONS:-

Candidates should be qualified
Quantity Surveyors holding a certifi-
cate as a Corporate Member of ihe
Royal Institution of Chartered Smr-
veyors, or an approved qualification
of similar status.

4. Applicants should preferably
be between the ages of 25 and 40
years.


5. ihe successful candidLale will
be required to pass the usual medical
examinationn Ior admission to the
Public Service and may be required
to serve a probationary period of one
year in the first instance. He will
be subject on appointment to the
Colonial Regulations and to local
General Orders and instructions in
force for the time being in so far as
they are applicable.

6. Vacation leave is earned at the
rate of five (lays for each completed
month of resident s,-,rvice up to a
maximum of six months, subject to a
minimum tour of two years' resident
service. The officer would also be
eligible for "assisted passages for
himself and wife only when travel-
ling to and from leave, subject to the
provision of funds annually by the
Legislative Council and to the re-
quirements of the Public Officers
Leave (Passages) Regulations.

7. Applications stating name in
full, date and year of birth, qualifica-
tions and experience, and accom-
panied by copies of at least two
recent testimonials, sho u ld be


addressed to the Chief Establisiunent
Officer, Central Secretariat-Estab-
lishment Department, and must reach
him not later than the 31st August,
1954.

8. Candidates already in the Pub-
lic Servic must submit their applica-
tions through the normal official
channels.

Ret. No. 13/00004--II.



RAINFALL FIGURES.

Central Experiment, Station,

Antigua.


Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.


1951.
3.60
1.88
1.09
2.16
10.54
2.74
3.28
7.22


1954.
3.04
2.45
1.08
.49
3.S3
3.32
3.47
2.4.1


24.86 32.51 28.92 18.7l 20.0O


ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands, by.E. M. BLACKMAN, E.D,
Government Printer.-By Authority,
1954


[Price 52 cents.]







No. 7 of 1954. Derclopm en (Housing ANTIGUA
['ro'franY e) 1 Loan.

[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
19th August, 1954.


[19th August, 1954.1

ANTIGUA.

No. 7 of 1954.

An Ordinance to make provision for raising a loan
for an amount of one hundred and forty-four
thousand dollars for the purpose of financing
the housing programme of the Presidency.

WIlEREIAS it is expedient to raise a loan of Preumble.
one hundred and forty-four thousand dollars for
the purposes specified in the Schedule hereto:
ENACTED by the Legislature of Antigua as
follows;-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the short Title.
Development (Housing Programme) Loan Ordi-
Inance, 1954.
2. The Governor is hereby authorized to Authority lo
raise a loan of an amount sufficient to produce as Governor to
borrow
nearly :ts may be the sum of one hundred and n144,00o.
forty-four thousand dollars and such further sums
as may be necessary to defray the expenses of issue.

3. The principal moneys and interest repre- Security for
sented by the loan issued under the provisions of 1lo0
this ordinancee are hereby charged upon and shall
be payable out of the general revenues and assets
of the Presidency.
4. The loan hereby authorized or any part Method of
of it may be raised in London under the provisions raiing' loan.
of the General Loan and Stock Ordinance, 1950 or, si':lo.
notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the
said Ordinance, independently of that Ordiinance,
as the Governor or the Crown Agents for Oversea







ANTIGUA 2 -Derelbomie (cHowsiny No. 7 of 1954.
ProtIrannic) Loan.
Governments and Administrations (hereinafter
referred to as the Crown Agents) acting on his
behalf may decide.
Application of 5. (1) Any sum raised to defray the ex-
loan. lpenses of issue shall be applied only to that
purpose.

(2) Save as aforesaid, the money to be bor-
rowed under the authority of this Ordinance shall
be appropriatendand applied to the purposes specified
in the Schedule hereto:

Provided that it shall be lawful for the Gov-
ernor, with the previous sanction of the Secretary
of State, to direct that any sums which may not be
required for a purpose specified in the Schedule
hereto may be appropriated and applied to any
other purpose specified therein.
Constitution 6. (1) If any loan hereby authorised is
fund anpay raised under the provisions of the General Loan
meant of and Stock Ordinance, 1950, then the contribution
interest. to sinking fund as contemplated by the provisions
of sections 14 and 28 of the said Ordinance, as the
case may be, shall commence in respect of any issue
under this Ordinance not later than one year after
the date from which the interest on such issue shall
commence to run.

(2) If any loan hereby authorised is raised
independently of the General Loan and Stock
Ordinance, 1950, the following provisions shall
apply:-

(a) So long as any portion of the loan
remains outstanding the Governor shdll in
each half--year ending w\itli the day on which
the interest onl the lall falls due appropriate
out of the general revenues and assets of the
Presidency a sum equal to one half-yrear's
interest on the whole of the loan outstanding
and shall remit that smn to the Crown Agents
at such time as will enable them to pay there-
out the then current half-year's interest on
the day on which it falls due.








No. 7 of 1954. Develop, ent (Housing 3 ANTIGUA
Pro!/ramme) Loan.
(6) The Governor shall also in each half-
year ending as aforesaid appropriate out of
the said revenues and assets of the Presidency
For the formation of a sinking fund for the
repayment of the loan at par an additional
sum in respect of the total nominal amount of
the loan outstanding equal to one half of the
annual contribution to be decided upon by
the Governor on the issue of the loan and
shall remit that sum to the Crown Agents
with the remittance hereinbefore mentioned:
Provided that the said contribution shall
commence not lnter than one year after the
date from which the interest on the loan shall
commence to run.

(c) The aforesaid contribution shall be
not less than such amount as may be deter-
mined with the approval of the Secretary of
State to be sufficient to redeem the loan at its
due date.

(d) The .Crown Agents shall place at
interest or invest so much of the money ,o
remitted to them as aforesaid as shall not be
required for the payment of interest for the
current half-year in the purchase of such
securities as may be approved by the Secretary
of State as a sinking fund for the final extinc-
tion of the debt and the Crown Agents shall
also place at interest or invest the dividends,
interest or produce of such investments in the
purchase of like securities and may from time
to time with the approval of the Secretary of
State change any such investments and shall
hold such funds in trust for the repayment of
the principal moneys for the time being repre-
sented by the loan.

(e) in case the sinking fund provided
for by this Ordinance shall be insufficient for
the payment of all the principal moneys
borrowed undt'r the authority of this Ordi-
nance at the time the same shall have become
due the Governor shall make good the







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deficiencies out of the general revenues and
assets of the Presidency.

ALEC LOVELACE,
President.
Passed the Legislative Council this 4th day
of August, 1954.

J. L. ROBINsoN,
Clerk of the Council.


SCHEDULE.


$
Completion of hurricane housing programme 48,000
Development of housing sites 48,000
New housing 48,000

$144,000




















ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Offioe, Leeward Islands,
by E. M.BrLAcKAa E.D. Government Printer.-By Authority.
1954.


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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS
1952 No. 1856
MERCHANT SHIPPING
Deserters from Foreign Ships
The Merchant Shipping (Foreign Deserters) (Kingdom of
Sweden) (Revocation) Order, 1952
Made - 21st October, 1952
Laid before Parliament 22nd October, 1952
Corning into Operation 4th November, 1952
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 21st day of October, 1952
Present,
The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council
Whereas by an Order in Council (a) made on the 18th day of
August, 1852, under Section 1 of the Foreign Deserters Act, 1852 (b),
it is provided (amongst other things) that seamen who within Her
\lajesty's dominiions desert from merchant ships belonging to subjects
of certain Powers shall he liable to be apprehended and carried on
board tlieir respective ships; which said Order in Council is, by virtue
of the provisions of Section 745 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894
(C) (hereimnfter referred to as "the Act "), still in force as if it had
been made under the Act:
And whereas by Section 738 of the Act it is provided (amongst
other things) that where Her Majesty has power under the Act to
make an Order in Council, HFer AMajesty may from time to time by
Order in Council revoke, alter or add to any Order so made:
And whereas it is expedient that the provisions of the said Order
in Council in so far as they relate to deserters from Swedish merchant
ships should be revoked:
Now, therefore, tier Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred
upon lier as aforesaid and of all other powers enabling Her in that
behalf, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to
order and declare, and it is hereby ordered and declared, as follows:-
1.-(1) This Order may be cited as the Merchant Shipping
(Foreign Deserters) (Kingdom of Sweden) (Revocation) Order, 1952,
and shall cone into operation on the fourth day of November, 1952.
(2) The Interpretation Act, 1889 (d), shall apply to the inter-
pretation of this Order as it applies to tho interpretation of an Act
of Parliament.
(a) Rev. XIV, p. 154. (b) 15 & 16 Viot. o 26 (c) 57 & 58 Viot. o. 60.
(d) 52 & 53 Vict. o. 63.











2. The provisions of the said Order in Council made on the
18th day of August, 1852, to the extent to which they relate to
seamen who desert from merchant ships belonging to subjects of the
King of Sweden, are hereby revoked.

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ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Offioe, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN, Government Printer.-By Authority.
1954.


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LEEWARD ISLANDS.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT.


STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1954, No. 34.

POST OFFICE
Antigua Postal Service


TiiE ANTIGUA POSTAL SERVICE RULES AND REGULATIONS, 1954
DATED AUGUST 23, 1954, MADE BY TIE GOVErNOr! IN COUNCIL
UNDER THE POST OFiFicE ACT (CAP. 123).


1. CITATION AND APPLICATION. These Rules and Regulations
may be cited as the Antigua Postal Service Rules and Regulations 1951,
and shall apply only to the Presidency of Antigua.
2. INTERPRETATION. In these Rules and Regulations, unless the
context requires otherwise-
"Administrator means the person for the time being filling the
office of Administrator of the Presidency;
"letter includes every kind of postal packet, when despatched by
letter post;
"master" means the person having conmnand or charge of a ship;
"parcel" means any postal packet sent by parcel post;
port includes airport;
Postmaster means the person for the time being filling the
office of Postmaster of the Presidency;
Presidency means the Presidency of Antigua;
"ship means any schooner, sloop, boat, motor vessel, steamship
or other floating craft and includes any description of aircraft.
3. PosT OFFICE SUI-DIVISIONS. The post offices established
or hereafter to be established in the Presidency shall he divided into
three groups, namely, the General Post Office, Branch Post Offices and
Sub-Post Offices.









4. GENERAL POST OFFICE. The head post office in the (itv of
St. John shall he the General Post (ffiee for the Presideucy and all
other post offices in the Presidency shall be managed and controlled
thereunder.

5. BRANCH AND Sun-POST OFFICES. The remaining post offices
(other than the Geiieral Post Office) in the Presidency shall be Branch
Post Offices or Sub-Post Offices respectively as specified in Schedule A
hereto.

6. BRANCH POSTMASTERS. The persons in charge of Branch Post
Offices shall be styled Branch Postmasters, and they shall render such
accounts and returns as the Postmaster may require.

7. SUB-PosTMrASTERS. The persons in charge of Sub-Post Offices
shall be styled Sub-Postmasters and they shall render such accounts and
returns as the Postmaster or Branch Postmaster may require.

8. NAMES OF POST OFFICES. The designations contained in
Schedule A hereto shall be the official names of the several post offices
and shall be used in all post marks and for all purposes, subject as
hereinafter provided in respect of money order offices.

9. MONEY ORDER OFFICES. The General Post Office and the
Branch Post Office at Barbuda are money order offices. These offices
shall be described in the headings of money order forms respectively
as "Antigua (St. John's) and Antigua (Barbuda) ".

10. HOURs o, BUSINESS ON WEEK DAYS. (1) The post offices
of the Presidency shall be opened to the public from 8.15 a.m. to
3.30 p.m. except that on one day in each week, to be appointed by the
Administrator, there shall be an early closing day when the hours of
business shall be from 8.15 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
(2) The hours for transacting money and postal order business
shall be fixed by the Postmaster subject to the approval of the
Administrator.
11. SUNDAYS AND IOLIDAYS. Whenever the arrival or departure
of any ship with mails in the Presidency falls on a Sunday or a bank
holiday, or the exigencies of the postal service require that business he
transacted in the Presidency on .- Sunday or a bank holiday, the
General Post Office and any Branch Post Office of the Presidency may
be opened on that day for the receipt and delivery of mails, forthe
despatch of nails and for the transaction of such other business as the
Postmaster may think necessary and expedient, for such time and
during such hours as he may direct.









12. DELIVlERn or LETTERS IN THE CITY AND SUBURBS. Within
the limits of the City of Saint John as defined by section 4 (2) of the
Saint John's City ()rdiiince 1907, (No. 1/i907) and within a distance
of one mile from the said City limits, (excluding places hereafter
specifically mentioned in any of the country districts), and at
St. Johnston's Village and Clare Hall, there shall be a house to house
delivery twice daily on all working days commencing at 9 a.m and 1 p.m.

13. DELIVERY OF LETTERS IN COUNTRY DISTRICTS. (1) There
shall be a house to house delivery in the country districts of the
Presidency operated from the respective sub-post offices and on the
days and to the places as shown in Schedule B hereto.
(2) Sub-Postmasters will take all steps in their power to ensure
the speedy delivery of letters to the persons entitled to the same, and
they will take special care that registered letters are delivered only to
the addressees or persons duly authorized by them, and they shall take
receipts for the same.
(3) Letters which remain unclaimed for one month shall be
returned to the General Post Office for disposal.
14. INLAND MAILS. (1) Every inland mail shall be accompanied
by a letter bill which shall bear a serial number commencing with the
number 1 on the first of January in each year. There shall be a
separate series in each despatching office for each office of destination.
(2) Letter bills shall be stamped with the post marks of the post
office of origin and of the office of destination, and sliall contain the
following information ci:--the date and hour of despatch, the mode of
conveyance, a list of registered letters in the mail, total due for
"taxed letters in the mail. The bills shall be signed by the despatch-
ing officer and the receiving officer.
(3) A way bill shall be delivered with the mails to the person
conveying the mails, and on the conclusion of the journey the way bill
shall be returned to the office of origin.
(4) All persons receiving bags of mails shall give a receipt for the
same on the appropriate way bill.
(5) Empty bags when not used for the return mails shall be
returned as soon as possible to the General Post Office.
15. BARBUDA MAILS. (1) Mails exchanged with the Island of
Barbuda are to be regarded for all purposes as inland mails.
(2) All mails originating in Barbuda shall be forwarded for
transmission to the General Post Office:









Provided that in the event of a ship proceeding direct from Barbuda
to one of the adjacent islands mails may be despatched direct to
such places:
Provided further that no parcels addressed to places beyond the
Leeward Islands, nor any insured letters, nor money order advices
may be forwarded in such direct mails.
16. EXTERNAL 2MAILS. (1) The hour for closing mails shall be
fixed by the Postmaster.
(2) The ordinary posting box shall not be cleared after the hour
fixed for closing mails.
17. WAY BILLS. The Postmaster shall furnish the master (or
his agent) of every ship by which mails are conveyed with a way bill
specifying the numbers of bags of mails and their destinations and shall
obtain a receipt from such master or agent.
18. UNLAWFUL CONVEYANCE OF POSTAL PACKETS. (1) No
person shall convey any postal packet to be posted on board any ship.
(2) The master of a ship or any person under his control shall not
receive on board that ship while in any port, of the Presidency, postal
packets other than those despatched through the Post Office.
19. GOVERNMENT LETTERS. (1) Government letters addressed
to British destinations, if duly franked, may I)e received unstamped.
Such letters should not be posted in a letter box, but should be handed
in over the counter to a postal clerk, and the clerk receiving the same
shall satisfy himself as far as possible that the letters are Government
letters.
(2) Government letters addressed to foreign countries (except
letters on postal business) shall not be received unless they are stamped
in the ordinary way. Such letters when duly stamped may be posted
in a letter box.
(3) Government parcels and Government air mail letters addressed
to any destination shall be stamped in the ordinary way.
(4) The responsibility for franking or stamping Government letters
rests with the head of department from which the letter originates.
(5) Government letters from the Governor or Colonial Secretary
or Administrator are to be received irrespective of the ordinary hours.
(6) The he,,ds of departments and others specified in Schedule C
hereto are entitled to frank Government letters as prescribed therein.
Letters from certain departments approved by the Governor or Admin.









istrator may be franked by means of a rubber stamp, subject to the
letter being initialled by some person employed in the department and
where the initials are known to the Postmaster. In other cases the
letters should be signed by the franking officer. The name of the
department of origin when printed on an envelope shall not be regarded
as a frank unless authenticated by a signature or initials of an
authorized officer.
20. PRIVATE BOXES. (1) A private box into which letters (and
where practicable printed papers) on hand for the renter will be sorted,
to be fetched by him, may be rented at the General Post Office.
(2) The charges for private boxes are payable in advance and are
as follows:-
For six months or less
expiring 30 June or For one year or less
31 December next expiring 31 I)ecember
ensuing next ensuing
For a large box $6.60 $10.00
For a small box $3.30 $5.00
(3) In the event of a key of a box being lost or mislaid tih renter
shall be liable to pay for a new key, and for any alterations to the lock
necessary for security.
(4) When a private box is rented un amount of $2.40 in addition
to the rent of the box shall be deposited with tlie Postmaster by the
renter as a guarantee for the safe return of the key when the use of the
box is discontinued.
(5) Renters of private boxes are prohibited from using any key
except that regularly issued through the Post Office.
21. AIR MAILS. Letters to be forwarded by air mail shall be
marked By Air Mail or Par Avion and are transmitted by air if
the charges prepaid represent at least three quarters of air mail
postage; but if they do not, the letter will he withheld from the
air mail and forwarded by ordinary means in which case the inscription
" By Air Mail should be deleted by two thick parallel lines.
22. Aiit MAIL POSTAGE. (1) There shall be charged and paid
on air mail postal packets and air mail parcels posted in the Presidency,
the rates of postage -et forth in Schedule I) hereto.
(2) The postage must be fully prepaid. Any postal packet or parcel
in respect of which the po(stage is inisuificienly repaid but bears 75%
or more of the postage will be surcliharged witl an amount equivalent to
double the deficiency and forwiard(d by :ilr mail if it is indicated thereon,
that the packet or parcel is intended for conveyance by air.










23. SURFACE MAIL POSTAGE. (1) The prepaid rates of postage
on postal packets (other than parcels) and the special rate of postage in
respect of insured boxes intended for transmission from the Presidency
by surface mail shall be as set forth in Schedule E hereto.

(2) The prepaid rates of postage on parcels intended for trans-
mission from the Presidency by surface mail and the limit of weight
and of insurance value thereof shall be as set forth in Schedule F hereto.

(3) The charges to be made for the miscellaneous services
enumerated in Schedule G hereto shall be at the rates set forth in the
said Schedule.

24. POSTAL STATIONERY. (1) Postcards shall be sold at a
price to be fixed by the Postmaster in addition to the postage value
represented by the stamp impressed thereon.

(2) Registration envelopes impressed with a six cents stamp shall
be stocked by Postmasters in the following sizes vzz:-
Size F (about 51 x 31 inches)
Size G (about 6 x 31 inches)
Size H2 (about 9 x 4 inches)
Size K (about 11- x 6 inches)
They shall be sold at the following prices:-
Size F 7 cents each
Size G 8 cents each
Size H2 8 cents each
Size K 10 cents each.
(3) Postal envelopes (other than registered envelopes) shall be
sold at a price to be fixed by the Postmaster in addition to the postage
value represented by the stamp impressed thereon.
(4) Embossed printed or impressed postage stamps cut out of
postal envelopes or postcards issued by the post offices of the Presidency
may be used as adhesive stamps in payment of postage charges pro\ ided
they are not imperfect, mutilated or defaced in any way. Stamps
indicating the payment of registration fee may be used only for
registered correspondence.
25. POSTAL ORDERS. (1) British postal orders shall be issued
and paid at money order offices, and at such post offices as may from
time to time be appointed therefore by the Governor in Council, by
a notification in the Gazette in accordance with such arrangements as
may be made with the Postmaster General of the United Kingdom.










S(2) The. issue of postal orders in the Presidency shall be restricted
to the denominations set forth in Schedule H (a) hereto.
(3) Postage stamps may be affixed to postal orders issued in the
SPresidency in extension of value as follows:-
(a) Postage stamps rot exceeding two in number and up to and
; including 4/6 ($1.08); and

(b) Postage stamps not exceeding three in number and 22 cents
ini total value to orders of denominations above 4/6 ($1.08).

(4) The rates of poundage set forth in Schedule H (b) hereto shall be
Payable on the several denominations of postal orders issued in the
Presidency.
26. MONEY ORDERS; (1) The rates set forth in Schedule I hereto
Shall be the rates of commission on money orders issued in the Presidency.

(2) Money Orders issued in the Presidency for payment in Canada
or the United States of America shall be drawn in dollars, and the
amount of British West Indian currency deposited by the remitters of
such orders shall be converted into dollars at such rate of exchange as
may-be prescribed by the Governor and published in the Gazette, or
according to such table or formula as may be prescribed and published as
aforesaid.
(3) Money orders issued in Canada or the United States drawn in
dollars shall be paid in the Presidency in British West Indian currency
converted at such rate as may be prescribed by the Governor and publish-
ed in the Gazette, or according to such table or formula as may be
prescribed and published as aforesaid:
Provided that where in pursuance of any arrangement between the
S: postal administration of the Presidency or Colony and the postal adriinis-
S tration of the country concerned, the equivalent in British West Indian
currency of any money order is fixed by the administration.of origin,
Such equivalent in British West Indian currency shall be paid as indicated
on the face of the order by the exchange office of the administration
-of origin, or according to such information as shall be furnished by the
Administration of origin, and in default thereof as the Governor may
prescribe.
S (4) The Postmaster of the Presidency shall keep himself constantly
I-- informed of the local bank rates for buying or selling bills of exchange
*,: expressed in dollars drawn or payable in Canada and the United States,
respectively, and shall apply the rates of conversion as may be prescribed
from time to time or according to such instructions as he may receive.









(5) The Postmaster shall issue the necessary instructions for the
conversion of money orders drawn in dollars to the Branch Post Offices
or other money order offices under his control.
(6) A notice shall be exhibited in every money order office
stating, for the information of the public, the rates of conversion in
respect of money orders drawn in dollars.
(7) To facilitate examination by the Principal Auditor, the Post-
master or persons issuing a money order payable in the countries named
shall note on the form of requisition for the money order the current
bank rates for bills of exchange as aforesaid.
(8) In this Rule the expressions United States of America" or
" United States include the following possessions of the United States,
ciz: Alaska, Canal Zone, Hawaii, Puerto Itico, Samoa, and the Virgin
Islands of the United States.

27. MONEY ORDER CORRESPONDENCE. Money orders issued at
any money order office other than St. John's shall be advised to the
General Post Ollice, and no correspondence or communications of any
description regarding the money order service shall be conducted by
Branch Postmasters nor Sub-Postmasters save with the Postmaster at
the General Post Office.

28. PowER TO SUSPEND ISSUEs. [n the event of sudden fluctua-
tions in the banking rate of exchange which might involve loss to the
postal administration in the settleinnt of postal order or money order
transactions with other countries or colonies, the Administrator shall
have power to suspend, in the Presidency, the issue of postal orders., or
money orders on any country or colony pending the making of a rule
by the Governor in Council prescribing a new rate.

29. REPLY-PAID POSTCARDS. Reply-paid postcards shall not
be issued in the Presidency. The reply halves of reply-paid postcards
issued by other postal administrations shall be accepted subject to the
regulations of the Universal Postal Union.
30. REPLY COUPONS. Reply coulponis sliall Iot be issued ili the
Presidency. CReply coupons issued in otlier countries of the Universal
Postal Union shall be etxh('.me11 .11,'e at niy Niii ne onrdr ( flice in tlie
Presidency for stamps valued as follows:-
International Coupons 8 cents
Commonwealth Reply Coupons 5 ,
31. DIMn NSTONS or PoSITAl PACKETS. (1) The inrimuni ( dimen-
sions of letters, printed papers, commercial papers, papers impressed for










the use of the blind, samples of merchandise and small packets shall be
as follows:-
Length, breadth and depth combined, 3 feet, but the greatest
dimension must not exceed 2 feet.
If in the form of a roll: length and twice the diameter 3 feet 3
ins., but the greatest dimension must not exceed 2 feet 8 ins.
(2) The dimensions of post-cards shall be as follows:-
Minimum. 4 inches in length by 23 inches in width.
Maximum. 51 inches in length by 4- inches in width.
S(3) Printed papers sent unenclosed in the form of cards whether
folded or not, shall be subject to the same minimum dimensions as
post-cards.
(4) The maximum dimensions of parcels shall be as follows:-
The length, breadth or depth shall not exceed 3 feet ( inches,
and the length and girth combined shall not exceed 6 feet.
(5) The limits of weight of postal packets and parcels shall be as
follows:-
(a) Letters and commercial papers, 4tb; printed papers, 6-ftb:
Provided that the limit of weight for a printed volume sent singly
shall be 11 lb.
(b) Papers impressed for the use of the blind, 15 lb.
(e) Samples:
(1) to British destinations, 5 tb.
(2) to other destinations, 1 lb.
(d) Small packets: 2 lb.
(e) Parcels: 22 lb or such lesser limit as may be applicable to
the postal administrations of destination.
32. CHARGEABLE PACKETS. Any postal packet which in the
opinion of the Postmnster contains any dutiable articles, or on which the
postage is insufficiently prepaid, and all small packets and incoming
parcels shall be withheld from delivery until the necessary charges have
been paid.
33. NOTIiCE TO ADDRESSEES OF POSTAL PACKETS. A notice shall
be addressed as soon as possible after the receipt of the mails to the
addressee of any postal packet withheld from delivery, and of any
registered letter or incoming parcel.








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34. CUSTOMS DECLARATION ON OUTGOING PARCELS. Every;,:
parcel to be sent outside the Presidency shall bear a customs declaratioir-
in the prescribed form setting out clearly the name and address of sender;
the office of origin, the contents of the parcel and the value thereof.

35. ABSENCE OF CUSTOMS DECLARATION ON INCOMING PARCELS..
(1) Where a parcel arriving in the Presidency does not bear a customs
declaration, or where particulars as to contents and value of a parcel are_
not clearly set out in the customs declaration or where the Postmaster or
officer deputed by hin has reason to believe that other articles liable to'-
duty are contained in such parcel, or that the parcel is understated, he
may at his discretion require such parcel to be opened for inspection and:*
revaluation if necessary.

(2) In exceptional circumstances where an importer, at the time of
entry, is unable to produce any document required by these Rules and
Regulations the Collector of Customs or the Postmaster shall have
power to admit at the preferential rate of duty any goods which he is,;
satisfied are of Empire origin within the law for the time being in force
governing British Empire preferential customs duty.

36. REVALUATION OF PARCELS. If upon revaluation the addressee
is not satisfied that a fair value has been assessed he may appeal to the
Collector of Customs who may detain ;the goods and cause them to be
examined by three competent persons to be appointed by the Collector of
Customs.

37. RECORD OF PARCELS. There shall be kept in every parcel:
post department a permanent record of all parcels arriving in the
Presidency through that department and such record shall show
particulars conforming to those mentioned on the customs declaration or
ascertained by inspection as hereinbefore provided, the date of arrival, the
name of the ship by which the parcel has arrived, and the duty paid
thereon. Each parcel shall be entered serially in the record and shall
bear a number corresponding to that entered in the record.

38. NOTICE OF ARRIVAL OF PARCELS. (1) It shall be the duty-
of the officer in charge of the parcel poet department to notify the.'
addressee by a notice card of the arrival of each parcel unclaimed within
seven days of its arrival. A second notice shall be issued fourteen days-
after the .first notice, and a third notice twenty-eight days after the
second notice.

(2) In lieu of the third notice the Postmaster may cause a list of
unclaimed parcels to be published in a conspicuous place in or outside the
Post Office. "


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8*9. .UNCLAIMED PARCELS. In the absence of a definite request for
abandonment, an unclaimed parcel, if undelivered at the original address
so the alternative address (if one is furnished) will be returned to the
sender without previous notification at his expense after 75 days of its
arrival in the Presidency.
40. RETURNED PARCELS. Any parcel which has originated in the
.Presidency and is returned from the country of destination, and which is
not claimed by the sender, after notice being given as provided in Rule 38
of these Rules and Regulations, within 75 days of its return to the
Presidency, shall be either:-
(a) sold by public auction if the contents of the parcel so
warrant, and the proceeds, after deducting expenses and post
office charges, will be returned to the sender; or
(6) destroyed under the supervision of an officer of the
Post Office.

41. SERVICE OF NOTICES. Any notice served upon the addressee
of an incoming parcel or the sender of a returned parcel in person or
handed to a duly authorised agent of such addressee or sender or sent
'through the post shall be deemed to have been properly served.
42. SAVING AS TO C. O. D. AN) INSURED PARCELS. Rules 34
to 41 inclusive of these Rules and Regulations shall not affect the Rules
-governing the exchange of cash on delivery or insured.parcels.
43. C. 0. D. PARCELS. (1) Parcels subject to the collection of
trade charges may be exchanged with other countries subject to such
arrangements or agreements as may be made with the countries
concerned.
(2) The maximum amount of the trade charge in respect of a
parcel shall not exceed $192.
(3) The fees to be charged in respect of parcels subject to trade
charges shall be as set out in any such arrangement or agreement
referred to in sub-rule (1) hereof.
44. C. 0. D. SERVICE WITH GREAT BRITAIN. The Rules govern-
ing the exchange of postal parcels subject to trade charges between the
post offices of Great Britain and the post offices of the Leeward
Islands, and the detailed regulations for carrying out such Rules, made
by the Governor in Council on the 3rd day of September, 1919, shall
continue to have full force and effect in the Presidency.
S45. INSURED ARTICLES. (1) Insured letters, boxes and parcels
iftll be exchanged only with countries participating in the service,










(:) The maximum insured value of insured articles in the
Presidency shall be $96.
(3) The charges upon insured letters, boxes and parcels must be
fully prepaid, and shall con-ist of the insurance fee specified in .paragraph
7 of Schledule E hereto and in addition:-
(,) letters: the postage and fixed registration fee applicable to
ti r gistered letter of the same weight and for the same destination.
(h) boxes: the special postage fee specified in paragraph 8 of
Schedule E hereto, and in addition, the fixed registration fee.

(c) parcels: the postage applicable to an ordinary parcel of the
same weight and for the same destination.
(4) Insured boxes shall not exceed two pounds in weight, nor
exceed 12 inches in length, 8 inches in breadth or 4 inches in depth.
(5) An insured h), addressed to the Presidency or sent in transit
through the Presidency shall be accompanied by a customs declaration in
the foirmi prescribed. An i:;sured box posted in the Presidency shall be
accolnpanied by a customs declaration in the form prescribed and of the
number required by the country ol destination.
46. COMPENSATION FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE OF PARCELS. (1) If
any uninsured parcel while under the control of the General Post Office
be lost or damaged the Postmaster may pay to any person or persona
who may in the opinion of ite Po.stmaster establish a reasonable claim to
comitpnsatioi (having regard to the nature of the articles, the care with
which it was packed, and other circumstances) such sum not exceeding
$7.68 for a parcel exceeding eleven pounds in weight or S4.80 for a
parcel not exceeding eleven pounds in weight, as lie may think just.
(2) In no case will compensation be given when such loss or damage
arises from any fault or neglect iof the sender or from the nature of the
contents, or where the parcel cannot be accounted for in consequence of
the loss of official documniits from auny such cause.
(3) When it cannot be determined where the less or damage
occurred, compensation shall be borne equally by the despatching and
receiving administrations.
47. INDEMNIrTIS IN RESPECT OF REGISTERED ARTICLES. The
maximum payment for the loss of a registered article or for the loss of
the contents of a registered letter, where payable, is $13.92.
48. GRATUITIES FOR SPA CARRIAGE. (I) The gratuities payable
to owners, masters or a.'ents of ships conveying mails, including transit
mails, (other than ships under contract or in respect of which a subsidy










is paid or in respect of which other arrangements exist for the convey-
ance of mails) shall not exceed the rates specified in Schedule J hereto.
(2) The rates hereby authorized are in respect of the net weights of
correspondence and parcels, that is to say, the actual net weight of the
postal packets or parcels where easily ascertainable, or where the net
weight is not easily ascertainable the gross weight, less ten per cent of
the same, shall be deemed to be the net weight.
49. AcCOUNTS. The Postmaster shall render promptly to the
postal administrations or departments concerned all accounts, returns
and statements due to be rendered, and the several Branch Postmasters
and Sub-Postmasters shall keep such accounts and shall render such
returns as the Postmaster may require.
50. STATISTICS. (1) Once in each year from the first to the
fourteenth day of November inclusive or at such other period as may be
prescribed a strict account shall be kept for statistical purposes of the
number despatched in the inland mails of each group of postal packets,
as follows:-
(0) Letters, (b) postcards, (r) printed papers, commercial
papers and samples, (d) small packets, (-c) blind literature, ( ')
external parcels, (g) inland parcels. Registered articles are to be
included in the group to which they belong.
(2) During the statistical period special letter bills will be used, on
which the necessary particulars will he entered; the number of postal
packets (other than external parcels) thus ascertained will he multiplied
by 26, ani the resulting figures will be regarded as the approximate
number of postal packets despatched during the year for the purposes of
official and other returns.
(3) Similar records will be kept in the generall Post Office in
respect of external mails:
Provided that in the case of external parcels the precise numbers are
to be recorded and entered in the returns.
(4) Where statistics are recorded in any year in accordance with the
International Postal Convention, it will not he necessary to observe a
special statistical period for colonial purposes in respect of external
mails, and the statistics recorded for international purposes will be used
for the purposes of official and other returns.
51. CONVENTION OF BRUSSELS. The Universal Postal Convention
and the Arreement concerning Insured Letters and Boxes signed at
Bruss' Is o i (the ll tl; day of July, 1952, so Far as the" ,ne are apjplioal)le
to the Colony, shall cowhi,,u to have full force( amnId effect in the
Presidency.










52. PRACTICE OF UNITED KINGDOM POST OI'FCl,; APPLIED. In
all matters not expressly provided for herein or in any Law, Rule or
Regulation relating to postal affairs in force in the Presidency, or in the
Universal Postal Convention and the several Agreements and Detailed
Regulations made thereunder, or in any other Agreement, Convention or
Instructions, the Postmaster shall be guided by the general practice of
the Post Office of the United Kingdom as set out in the Post Office
Guide published from time to time by Her Majesty's Stationery Office so
far as the same may be appropriate or applicable to local conditions and
circumstances.
53. REVOCATION. The Post Office Rules 1934, (S. R. & 0. 1934
No. 35) and all amendments thereto, the Post Office Rules 1939
(S. R. & 0. 1939 No. 17) and the Parcel Post Rules 1936 (S. R. & 0.
1936 No. 24) in so far as they are applicable to the Presidency shall
cease to have effect; and the Rules specified in Schedule K hereto are
hereby revoked.
54. Co~MrMENCEMENT. These Rules and Regulations shall come
into operation on the 13th day of September, 1954.
Made by the Governor in Council this 23rd day of August, 1954.

A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.













Branch and Sub-Post Offices

Branr h Post Of/ices Si/,'-Pos O/fice.
Barbuda All Saints
Bendals
Bolans
Cedar Grove
Freetown
Grays Farm
Johnson's Point
Liberta
Old Road
Pirham
Seatons




SCHEDULE B (Rule 13)

Delivery of Mails (Country Districts)
ALL SAINTS

MJondays, l'ednesdays Fr, idays Tue.sdays, ThItarsdays d' .S,,ii ,Il/,a
All Saints All Saints
Bishops Belle Vue
Buckleys Briggins
Burkes Duers
Follies Freemans Village
Jonases Herberts
Swetes Renfrews
Tyrells Sandersons
Sea View Farm
Matthews

BOLANS

Monday.s, ednelsdays & Friday.t
Bolans
Blubber Valley
Cedar Hall
Ebenezer
Hermitage
Jennings
Jolly Hill
Roses
New Division
Seaforths
Willocks
Yorks
(Along the route between Creekside & Ebenezer)


(RMls 5 & 8)


SCHEDULE A











BENDALS


Tuesday, Thiursdays & Saturdays
Bendals
Bath Lodge
Body Ponds
Emanuel Village
Green Castle
Hamiltons
John Hnghes
Sawcolts
Wallings
CEDAR GROVE

Monday, Wednesdays .d Fridays
Cedar Grove
Barnes Hill
Blizzards
Cedar Valley
Crosbies
Friars Hill
Hodges Bay (including the Beach Hotel area)
Judges
Langtords
Marble Hill
New Winthorpes
Royals Estate
Thibon Jarvis
Weatherills
FREETOWN

Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays
Freetown
Montpelier
Newfield
St. Philips

GRAYS FARM
Grays Farm
Cooks Hill
Creekside
Donovans
Five Islands
Golden Grove
Grays Hill
Green Bay
Kentish Village
Nut Grove
Rigsby
Thibous
Turnbnlls
Union Estate
Yeptons









17

JOTINSON'S POINT

Mjlndays, Wednesdays f- Fridlry.
Johnson's Point
Crabbe Hill
Ffryes
Orange Valley
Strangers View
St. Mary's Rectory
Urlings


LIBERTA


JIondays W'7edne.daiis rida!.
Liberta
Bethesda
Blakes
Christian Hill
Delaps
Morris Looby
The Brook
Willis Freemans


TuI'.rdaysf Thursda?.ls &' Salurdays
Liberta
Bailey Hill
Cherry Hill
Clarence House
Dimedale
Dockyard
English Harbour
Piccadilly


OLD ROAD

Tues.dats, Thi u rsday, s Satu rdays
Old Road
Brookes
Cades Bay
Claremont
Clements
James Taylor
(Along route between Old Road & Wallings)

PARHHAM


Moidaysy., Wedine'dayj & Firidays
Parham
Carlisle
Cassada Garden
Jeffreys Village
Jonas Village
New Parham
Osborne Village
Potters
Tennessee


Tuesd.ays, T/Iur.da(!f C' SaturdIays
Parbam
Blackmans
C."hr 1Hill
l)onovans EstatiA
Factory Road East of
St. Johnston's Villahe
Fitches Creek
Gunthorpes
North Sound
Paynters
Pigotts
Tomlinsons
Vernons
Weirs






. A


18

SEATONS

Jllltt/ays, 11 rdnesaIys & F'idays
Seatons
Buntins
Betty's Hope
Coconut Hall
Collins
Comfort Hall
Cotton
Ffryes Estate
Gaynors
Gilberts
Glanvilles
Lavingtons
Long Lane
Pares Village
Parham New Works
Rooms
The Diamond



SCHEDULE C (Rule 19)

Officers authorised to Frank Government letters
(1) To ANY BRITISH DESTINATION

The Governor
The Chief Justice
The Colonial Secretary or Assistant Colonial Secretary
The Administrator
The Attorney General
Puisne Judges
The Ciown Attorney
The Collector of Customs & Supply Officer
The Commissioner of Police
Superintendents of Police
Assistant Superintendent of Police
Veterinary Officer
The Principal Auditor
The Registrar General
The Agricultural Superintendent
The Labour Commissioner
The Postmaster
The Librarian
The Administrative Secretary & Assistant Administrative Secretaries
The Chief Accountant
The Chairman, Central Housing & Planning Authority

(2) WITHIN THE LEEWARD ISLANDS ONLY

The Inspector of Schools
The Superinitend lit of Goivernment Printing Ottice
Th[l Magistrate or Additional Magistrate









19

The Senior Medical Officer
The Chief Keeper of Prisons
The Clerk, Federal Executive & Legislative Councils

(3) WITHIN THE PRESIDENCY OF ANTIGUA ONLY

The Clerk, Executive Council, Antigua
The Clerk, Legislative Council, Antigna
S.P.O. or Constable il Charge of Police Stations
Medical Officers
The Surgeon Specialist, Holberton Hospital
The Superintendent, Lunatic Asylmi
The Chairman, Board of Guardians
Chief Petty Officer, Leper Home
Head Teachers, (Letters to Inspector of Schools only)
The Chairman, Country Board of Health
District Registrars (to Registrar General only)
The Social Welfare Officer
The Officer commandingg the Defence Force
Branch Postmasters to ot her Post Offices only
Sub-postmasters
The Superintendent of Telephones
Telephone Operators (To head office only)
The City Clerk
The Attendant, Pumping Station (to P.W.D. only)
The Colonial Engineer
The Warden, Barbuda
Members of the Executive Councils (to the Governor or Administrator or
Colonial Secretary or Clerk to Council)
Chairman, Public Boards (to Administrator only)
The Housing Executive Officer.


*









20

SCHEDULE D (Rule 22).


RATES OF POSTAGE--Air Jail.

WEST INDIES, NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA.
--

S Air
St Letters Post- Air
Country of Destination. parcels
Super oz. cards. Letters. l per 1 lb.




$ c. $ c. $ cc c. $ c.
Argentina ... 22 12 8
Aruba ... 10 5 5 75
Balhamas ... 14 7 12 4
Barbados ... 6 3 5 3 21
Bermuda ... 20 10 12 5 76
Bolivia ... 19 10 7
Bonaire ... 10 5 5 75
Brazil ... 17 9 6
Br. Guiana ... 9 5 5 3 34
Br. Honduras ... 13 7 5 4
Canada ... 14 7 12 6 86
Chile ... 23 12 8
Colombia ... 14 7 6
Costa Rica ... 12 6 4
Cuba ... 10 5 4
Curacao ... 8 4 3 33
Dominica ... 8 4 5 4 25
Dominican Republic ... 8 4 3 27
Dutch Guiana ... 12 6 3
Ecuador ... 14 7 5
El Salvador ... 13 7 5
French Guiana .. 9 5 4
Grenada ... 6 3 5 3 22
Guadeloupe ... 8 4 3 25
Guatemala ... 13 7 4
Haiti ... 8 4 3
Jamaica (including Turks and
Caicos Islands and Ca y-
man Islands) ... 10 5 5 3
Martinique ... 8 4 3 25
Mexico ... 19 10 5
Montserrat ... 4 2 3 3 14
Nicaragua ... 12 6
Panama and Canal Zone ... 10 5 4 53
Peru ... 17 9 6
Puerto Rico .. 8 4 3 25
St. Kitts ... 2 3 3 14
St. Lucia ... 6 3 53 1 .
St. Martin 8 4 33


, *







* I


21

ANTIGUA AIR MAIL RATES-(Cont'd.)

WEST INDIES, NORTH AND )SOUTH AMERICA
RATES OF POSTAGE.


Country of D,'stination.





St. Vince.nt
Surinam
Trinidad
Tobago
United State.s
Uruguay.
Venezuela
Virgin Islands, British (via.
St. Thomas)
Virgin Islands, U.S. k.


1- a,
Letters 'Post- Air ;-:o -
per 2 oz. cards. Letters.

i I
II


6
"i 8

.. 6.
12
22
.. 8

6
S 6


S C.
3
4
4
4
6
12
4


C.

5


3
3
3

3
6
8
4


GREAT BRITAIN AND BEYOND:
Aden ...
Algeria
Australia
Azores ..
Belgian Congo ...
Brunei ...
Burma
Caeroons ...
Canary Is.
Ceylon
China
Cook Islands ...
Cyprus ...
Egypt ...
Ethiopia ...
Europe
Falkland Is.
Fiji Is.
Fr. \V ric in T, rri toies ...
Gambia ...
Gilbert :md Ellice Is. .
Gold C!(>st
Great Brtiiin ...
Hawaii
Hong Kmig
India ..-
Indonesia ...i
Iran
Iraq ...


Air
parcels
per J lb.



$ c.
20

2i
26
85



20
20


26






15 2.35


- -- ---









22

ANTIGUA AIR MAIL RATES--(ont'd.)

GREAT BRITAIN AND BEYOND).

RATES OF POSTAGE.



Air
I -

try f Destit. Letters Post- Air aI Air
Country o Destination. per oz. cards. Letters. parcels
2 per lb.
--ii


$ c. c. ,c c. $ c.
Israel ... 58 29 12
Japan ... 76 38 12
Kenyav ... 70 35 12
Korea ... 76 38 12
Lebanno ... 58 2,1 12
Libria ... 70 35 12
Madagascar ... 70 35 12
Madeira ... 23 12
Malaya ... 70 35 12
Mauritius ... 70 35 12
Morocco ... 58 29 12
New Guinea ... 7T :38 12
New Zealaild ... 76 38 12
Nigeria ... 70 35 12
North Borneo ... TO 35 12
Northern Rhodesia .. 70 35 12
Pakistan ... 70 35 12
Philippines ... ~6 38 12
Pitcairn Is. ... 7( 38 12
Portugese E. and W. Africa ... 70 35 12
St. Helena ... 70 35 12
Saudi Arabi ... 58 29 12
Senegal 70 35 12
Seychelles ... 70 35 12
Sierra Leone ... 70 35 12
Singapore ... 70 35 12
Solomon Is. ... 76 38 12
Somaliland ... 58 29 12
South Africa ... 70 35 12
Southern Rhodesia ... 70 35 12
Sudan ... 70 35 12
Syria ... 58 29 12
Tanganyika Territory ... 70 35 12
Thailand ... 70 35 12
Tibet ... 70 35 12
Tonga ...I 76 38 12
Tripolitania ... 58 29 12
Uganda ... 70 35 12
Zanzibar ... 70 35 12


-" .









23

SCHEDULE E. (lule 23(1)).

Surface Mail Postage Rates on Packets other than Parcels.

1. LETTERS AND POSTCARDS

(1) To any place in the Presidency

Letters.

For every two ounces or fraction thereof ... 2c.

Postcards ... Ic.

(2) To any place beyond the Presidency but within the Colony:-

Letters.

For every two ounces or fraction thereof ... 3c.

Posted crd.b ... 2c.

(3) To Great Britain and Ireland, India, Pakistan, British Dominions. Colo-
nies or Protectorates, Mandated Territories (except Trans-Jordan), Her Majesty's
Ships in Home or Foreign waters, Egypt, and the British Post Office at Tangiers:-

Letters.

Not exceeding one ounce ... 5c.

For every additional ounce or fraction thereof ... 3c.


... 4o.


Postca rd.e

(4) To all other places


Letters

Not exceeding one ounce

For every additional ounce or fraction thereof

Postca trd

2. NEWSPAPERS AND ELECTIONEERING CIRCULARS.

(1) Newspapers published and registered in the Colony and
circulars in connection with public elections:--

(a) To any place in the Presidency:-

For any copy not exe-eding 4 ozs. in weight

For every additional 4 ozs. or fraction thereof

(b) To any place beyond the Presidency but within the
Colony:-

SFor every copy not exceeding 4 ozs in weight

For every additional 4 ozs. or fraction thereof


... 8C.
... c.
50.




electioneering



.. c.
... c.




... ic.

... l c.











The rate shill be a rate for each copy, ;and if tvWo or ui,'re copies are sent in a
single ;pcket, each copy slall be liable to the same post ige as i' posted separately,
provilh (1 that in no case sl:all a copy or a packet of such copies be lhargeable with
a higher rate than that chargeable on a printed paper of the same weight.
To destinations outside the Colony the rate shall be the same as for printed
papers.

(2) Other Newspapers-The rate shall be the same as that provided for
printed papers.

3. PRINTED PAPERS AND COMMERCIAL PAPERS. Printed papers to all
places:-

For every two ounces or fraction thereof ... 2c.

Commercial Papers to all places:-

Not exceeding eight ounces ... 8c.

For every two ounces thereafter or fraction thereof ... 2c.

4. -. M I LES.

To all places:--

Not exceeding four ounces ... 4c.

For every two ounces thereafter or fraction thereof ... 2c.

5. SMALL PACKETS.

To all places to which the service applies:-

Not exceeding eight ounces ... 16c.

For every two ounces thereafter or fraction thereof ... 4c.

6. BLIND LITERATURE. Packets containing papers impressed for use of the
Blind:-

To all places ... Free

7. INSURANCE FEES.

Not exceeding $9G insured value ... 16c.

8. INSITRED BOXES.

Special rate of postage to all places to which the service applies:-

Not exceeding ten ounces ... 30c.

For every two ounces thereafter or fraction thereof ... 6c.

(in addition to the insurance fee and registration fee).










SQHEDULE F (Rule 23 (2))


SURFACE MAIL POSTAGE RATES ON PARCELS


Country of Destination and Route


Prepaid Rates not exceeding


Pe;r
lib add(. 31b
tb ,


---- 4-- -- ---i--- -----* --.--I--EI -- _


Within the Presidency or between
Presidencies
Bahamas via Bermuda
Barbados
Bermuda
British Guiana
Canada
Grenada
St. Lucia
St. Vincent
Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, Saba,
St. Eustatins, St. Martin, and
St. Barths via St. Kitts
Trinidad and Tobago
Jamaica, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao
via Trinidad (Insurance Jamaica
only)
Jamaica via Bermuda
Great Britain:-t via France
Direct
Via Canada
,, U.S.A.
SBarbados or Trinidad
Guadeloupe
U.S.A. and U.S. Virgin Islands
U.S. Possessions via U.S.A. Alaska,
Canal Zone, Guam, Havana,
Philippines, Puerto Rico and
Samoa
Dutch Guiana via British Guiana
Martinique via St. Lucia
H.M. Ships in foreign waters via
London.


Sc.;$ $ c$ c.$ c.I$ c,

.12' .24 .36i .6C
24, 48 72 1.2C
24 48 72 1.2C
24 48 721 1.2C
24 48 7211.2S(
48 90 1.261 2.22
24 48 72 1.20
24 48 72 1.2C
24 48 7211.21


24 48 72 1.2(
24 19 72 1.2C


:0 1



42 36


36' 54 72 1.2(
24 48 72, 1.2(
72 1.06 1.40, 1.9
60 90 1.20 1.7C
1.06 1.80 2.46 3.9'(
1.20 1.901 3.561 .5C
72: 1.24i 1.56 2.3C:
S24 48' 72

i


42! 721.08. 1.86
48' 9011.2612.22

60 1.20 1.74 3.00


lbs. $. c.

22 96.00
22 96.00
22 96.00
22 96.00
22 96.00
15 96.00
22 96.00
22 96.00
22 96.00


22 96.00
22 96.00


96.00
96.00
96.00
96.00
96.00
96.00
96.00

96.00



96.00
96.00
96.00

96.00


*Parcels to Jamaica via Trinidad-Limit of weight 11 lb.

tIncluding Northern Ireland but not Irish Republic. C.O.D. parcels
exchanged.


4- V

l^P


7ib 1lb 22!t











SCHEDULE G. (Rule 23 (3))

Miscellaneous Services

For the following services applicable to postal packets for all places:-
cents
veenis
Registration Fee 6
Ativicr ,if Delivery of Registered Postal Packet 10
Emliiry as to alleged loss or non-delivery of Postal Packet 12
(ertilicate of posting f' an unregistered Po>stal Packet 1
Ulirlc.taking to pay customs and otler charges on a parcel 12
Cash on delivery service Posting fee on each Parcel 4
Delivery fee on each Parcel 8
Minimum surcharge in respect of non-payment or insuffi-
cient Jprpayn.ent of postage 1


(Rule 25)


SCHEDULE H

Postal Orders


(a) DENOMINATIONS
1 2o. 24c, r ic, 48c,
$4.80 and $9.60.

(b) RATES OF POUNDAGE
Amotun of Ordler

Value 12c. to 24c.
,, 36. ,, $1.20
,, 1.44 ,, ,2.40
,, 2.1;4 ,, 5.02
,, $.>60


;Oc, 72c. 6i;c, $1.20, $1.6S, $2.40, $3, $3.60,


Toina Poundage payable
cents
3
5
8
10
20


SCHEDULE I


Money Orders-Rates of Commission
PART (I) ORDERS DRAWN TN STERLING


Payable in the Presidency


Payable in other countries with which
Money Orders are exchanged direct


2c. for each 1 or fraction
thereof, with a minimum
charge of 6c.

4c. for each 1 or fraction
thereof, with a minimum
charge of 8c.


PART (11) ORDERS DRAWN IN DOLLARS

For every two dollars or fraction thereof 2c,


(Rule 26)











SCHEDULE J


Gratuities
Country to which shipped
Other Presidencies in the
Leeward Islands.

U.S. Virgin Islands,

French West Indies, Dutch
West Indies

Other Countries


for Sea Carrial

Articles

Letters

Other Postal
Packets

Parcels

Letters

Other Postal
Packets

Parcels


SCHEDULE K


Rules Revoked


Rate


Per lb net weight 10


1 91 ? 9 1


,, ,,


,, ,,


1

,, 30


,, 3j


(Rule 53) 4

(Rule 53)


The Antigua Postal Service Rules

The Antigua Postal Service (Amend-
ment) 1932

The Antigua Postal Service (Amend-
ment), 1941


S. R.
YEAR

1931


1932


1941


& O.
No

31


1


12


ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Governmmnt Printing Ofice, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. InACKUMAN E D., Governnent Printar.---RyAuthority.
1954.
2o00050--562--8.5-1. [Price 36 cents]


(Rule 48)




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