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VOL. LXXXIII.


THURSDAY, 13TH JANUARY, 1955.


Notices,

SBY I'HE W;OVERNOR OF T1
LEEWARD ISLANDS.

A PROCLAMATION.
ALEC LOVELACE,
A dministrator.


WHEilREAS by section 6 of the
Public Holidays Act, 1954 (No.
19/1954) it is enacted that it shall be
lawful for the Governor from time to
time with the advice of the Executive
Council of a Presidenc: to issue a
Proclamation appointing a special day
or part of a day to be reserved as a
public holiday in such Presidency:

AND WHEREAS the Governor,
with the advice of the Executive
Council of the Presidency of Antigua,
considers it expedient that Monday
the 14th day of February, 1955,
should be reserved and kept as a
Public Holiday ini the Presidency:

NOW, THEREFORE, I do, with
the advice of the Executive Council
of the said Presidency of Antigua,
in exercise of the powers conferred
by the said section of the said Act,
appoint Monday the 14th day of
February, 1955, a special day to be
reserved as a public holiday in the
said Presidency of Antigua.
AND all Her Majesty's loving sub-
jects in the said Presidency and all
others whom it may concern are
hereby required to take due notice
her.eof and to give their ready
obedience accordingly.

GIVEN at the Administrator's Office,
Antigua, this 11th day of
January, 1955, in the third year
of Her Majesty's reign.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!


It is notified for general informa-
tion that His Excellency has issued
an instrument appointing Mr. O. M.
BROWNE as Registrar of the Supreme
Court of the Windward Islands and
Leeward Islands in the Antigua
Circuit with effect from the 8th
January, 1955.

The Secretariat,
Antigua.
10th January, 1955.
Ref. No. 13/00282.


It is hereby notified for general
information that the Governor, under
section 4 of the Law Library Ordi-
IE nance. 1910 (No. 12 of 1910), has
been pleased to appoint the following
as members of the Antigua Law
Library Committee for a period of
two years with effect from the 6th
November, 1954:-


Hon. R. H. LOCKHART

Hon. S. T. CHRISTIAN, O.B.E.,
B. A.. LL.M.

J. ROWAN HENRY, Esq.

Admin istrator's Office,
Antiguta.
31st December, 1954.
Ref. No. A. 18/89.


It is notified for general informa-
tion that under the provisions of
section 6 of the Sugar Export Cess
Regulations, 1948, the Governor-in-
Council has appointed the following
to be members of the Rehabilitation
Fund Committee for a term of two
years with effect from the 18th
November, 1954:-

Agricultural Superintendent
(Chairman)

F. H. S. WARNEFORD, Esq.

J. M. WATSON, Esq.,

Hon. E. E. WILLIAMS

ROY MENDES, Esq.

HON. J. R. A. MC DONALD.


Administrator's OfQice,
Antigua.
10th January, 1955.
Ref. No. A. n941.


The Administrator of Antigua pur-
suant to the powers delegated to him
by the Governor has been pleased
under section 9 of the Medical Act,
1937 to appoint Mr. O. M. BROWNE,
Registrar, Supreme Court, Antigua,
to be Registrar for the purposes of
the said Act, with effect from 8th
January, 1955.

Administrator's Ofice,
Antigua.
11th January, 1955.
A. 47/118.


The Administrator of Antigua
records with regret the death, on the
5th January, 1955, of Mrs. MAUDl
GORDON, Certificated Elementary
School Head Teacher, Grade I, of the
Education Department.

Ref. No. A,E. 226.


No. 3.

Appointments and transfers etc.,
in the public service, with effect: from
the dates stated, are published for
general information:-

CLARKE, F. A., Junior Clerk, Admin-
istration, Antigua, confirmed in
appointment. 1st January, 1955

COCHRANE, W. S., Junior Clerk,
Peasant Development Organisation,
confirmed in appointment.
31st December, 1954

HILL, E., Certificated Elemnutary
School Head Teacher Grade II,
to be certificated Elementary School
Head Teacher Grade I, Education
Department, Antigna.
10th January, 1955

JAMES, M., Petty Officer, Class III,
Antigua Administration to be Petty
Officer, Class II, Secretariat, in
place of R. PELLE.
16th December, 1954.

KENDALL. T.. Junior Clerk, Admin-
istration, Antigua, confirmed in
appointment. 1st January, 1955



CONFIRMATION OF ORDINANCES.


No. 4.


The Secretary of State for the
Colonies has informed the Governor
that the power of disallowance will
not be exercised in respect of the un-
dermentioned Ordinances:-

Antigua.

No. 10 of 1953, "The Births and
Deaths (Registration) (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1953."

Montserrat.

No. 10 of 1954 The Cotton Export
Duty (Amendment) Ordinance, 1954."


No. 3.


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THE LMEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


St. Kitts- Nevis-Anguilla.

No. 9 of 1954, "The Minerals
(Vesting) Ordinance, 1954".


No. 5.
The Governor has been pleased this
day to assent to the undermentioned
Ordinances:-

Virgin Islands.

No. 12 of 1954, "The Prison Ordi-
nance, 1954 ". Dec. 30

No. 13 of 1954, The Harbours and
Wharves Ordinance, 1954."
Dec. 30


No. 6.

The following Statutory Rule and
Order is circulated with this Gazette
and forms part thereof:-

General Government.

No. 3 of 1955, "The Pensions
(Amendment) Regulations, 1955."
7 pp. Price 9 cents.



IT IS HEREBY NOTIFIED for
general information that all former
licences for plumbers issued by the
former Water Board and City Com-
missioners shall expire on the 31st
December, 1954. Application may
be made to the Public Works
Department for a new licence which
will require the applicant to enter
into a Bond with one Surety for the
sum of Two Hundred and Forty
Dollars ($240.00) in accordance with
Regulation 11 (2) (3) of the Water-
courses and Waterworks Regulations,
1954 (S. R. & O. 1954, No. 23).

Administrator's Office,
Antigua.
29th December, 1954.


RAINFALL FIGURES.

Central Experiment Station,

Antigua.


1951. 1952. 1953. 1954. 1965.


Jan. 8


.32 .39 .64 .04 1.86


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 29th December, 1954.

TRINIDAD LEASEHOLDS
LIMITED of Trinidad House, 29/30
Old Burlington Street, London, W. 1.
have applied for Registration of one
Trade Mark consisting of the follow-
ing:-

SUPEROL

in Class 47 that is to say:-motor
fuels, lubricating oils and lubricating
greases.

The Applicants claim that they
have not used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods before the
date of their said Application.

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 registration of the said Trade Mark.
A. R. MEADE,
Ag. Registrar of Trade Marks.


(Regulation 12 (1))

Town and Country Ordinance,
1948.


VILLA AREA (TOWN EXTEN-
SION) SCHEME.


Notice is hereby given that on the
21st day of December, 1954, approval
was given to the above-named scheme
by the Governor in-Council.

A certified copy of the Scheme as
approved and of the map therein
referred to has been deposited at
the office of the Central Housing and
Planning Authority, High Street, St.
John's, Antigua and will be open for
inspection without payment of fee
between the hours of 10 a.m. and
3 p.m. daily (except on Saturdays
when the hours will be 10 a.m. to
11.30 a.m.
Dated the 6th day of January, 1955.
P. R. A. PIPER,
Secretary & Executive Officer
Central Authority.


Ref. No. A. 65/7.


JAPANESE GOODS


It is hereby notified that quotas
will be issued for the importation of
Japanese goods during the year 1955.
All licenses for 1954 will be cancelled
on 31st December, 1954, and goods
arriving after this (late will require
new licenses which will be entered
against the 1955 quotas. Written
applications for quotas for textiles
and other goods should be forwarded
to the Supply Officer not later than
the 15th January, 1955.

W. I. Liberahztation Plan (Token
Import Scheme) All licenses under
this plan will be issued for a period
of six months only. The Canadian
part of the plan will function as
formerly, vouchers being issued by
the Canadian Department of Trade
and Commerce. Allocations of cur-
rency under the American part of the
plan will be made by the Supply
Officer and applications for licenses
against allocations should be made
by merchants from time to time as
required. Merchants and Importers
who wish to obtain allocations should
submit written applications (not appli-
cations for licenses) together with
Importers Licenices granted by the
Chief Accountant not later than the
10th January, 1955.

C. MoA. STEVENS,
Collector of Customs
,& Supply Officer.

29th December, 1951.


REGISTRAR'S OFFICE,

ST. KITTS,

6TH JANUARY, 1955.

In accordance with section 22 of
the Unrepresented Estates Act (Fed.
Acts of the Leeward Islands, Cap. 23)
I will sell by public auction at the
Registrar's Office at 2 o'clock in the
afternoon on Thursday the 10th
February, 1955 sundry articles of
household goods and shoemakers tools
being the personal property belong-
ing to the estate of GEORGE HAMIL-
TON WEEKES, deceased, late of
Basseterre.
H. S. L. MOSTLY,
Administrator of Estates.


Ref. No. 36/00004.


ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands, by E. M. BLACKMAN,
Government Printer.-By Authority.
1955.
[Price 25 cents including Supplement.]





Supplement to the Leeward Islands Gazette

Of Thursday, the 13th of January, 1955.


ADDRESS by His Excellency the Governor
to the General Legislative Council-5th
January, 1955.


Honourable Members of ite General LB:'/.slit Council.
The past few weeks have seen the announcement of three
major developments-further constitutional advance in Antigua
and St. Kitts-Nevis and Anguilla; the "de-federation of the
Leeward Islands; and one further step towards the Federation
of the British West Indies as a result of resolutions in several
West Indian legislatures. These developments are of course
closely linked with one another. As was stated in the
Report of the British Caribbean Standing Closer Association
Committee of 19 '9, the main underlying purpose of our task
is to seek the shortest path towards a real political independence
for the British peoples of the region, within the framework of
the British Commonwealth-what is meant in fact by
'Dominion Status' ". Under the form of British West Indian
Federation which is proposed, the Unit Legislatures will
retain considerable powers; and it is obvious that steps should
be taken as far as is practicable to ensure that the Unit
Governments step forward with the proposed Federal Govern-
ment on the last steps of the path to this political independence.
And so the announcement of constitutional reform in Antigua
and in St. Kitts-Nevis and Anguilla comes at an appropriate
time.
The "'de-federation" of the Leeward Islands is also
closely linked with British Caribbean Federation. We do not
want, and indeed we could not support in man-power or in
money, a triple tiered form of constitution-with Presidential
Legislatures, a Federal Legislature for the Leeward Islands,
and a Federal Legislature for the British Caribbean. If, as we
now all hope, British Caribbean Federation is to become
a reality in the near future, it is obvious that the Federal
Government of the Leeward Islands must vanish.
Might I add here that I deeply regret that the Presidential
Governments have not been consulted in advance in regard to
the new method of apportionment of the Federal or central
services' contribution? It was not until a few days before
Christmas that I was informed of the views of Her Majesty's
Government on this subject. As the new method of contribu-
tion was linked with the "de-federation" proposals, and as it
was obviously desirable to announce the "de-federation" of
the Leeward Islands without delay, the new method of
apportionment had to be announced in what was, I am afraid,
a somewhat arbitrary manner.
May I now say a few words about two of these proposed
changes?
I hope that the proposed constitutional changes will find
general acceptance. I do not suppose that everyone will be
pleased or satisfied. But I think that many will agree that the
work done by the Chairman of Committees in Antigua and
by the Members in St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla has warranted the
introduction of a ministerial system of government so that the
representatives of the electorate should be responsible, through
the Executive Council, to the public for policy decisions
affecting their Presidencies. It is true that the proposals do
not exactly follow the form adopted in some other places








which are on the threshold of political independence. But
this is not because the people of Antigua and St. Kitts are in
any way politically behind the peoples of other territories.
We know that this is certainly not the case-and we are
proud of it It is simply because we must all move most
carefully in setting up the constitutional pattern for the future
lest we overburden our islands with a panoply of government
that they will not be able to afford. It will take time-and
it will need trial and experiment-before you can be sure of
the most efficient, and the most economical form of government
for islands which are too small in area to be able to follow
automatically the constitutional pattern of the United Kingdom
or other larger countries. We must remember that, apart
from the George Cross IslInd of Malta, the Presidencies of
Antigua and St. Kitts-Nevis and Anguilla are the smallest
units in the Commonwealth to progress so far along the road
to political independence within the Commonwealth, and in
terms of population they are by far the smallest units to reach
this stage.
And now a word about the "de-federation" of the
Leeward Islands. Historically, I deeply regret having been
concerned in the abolition of a Federation and of a Legislature
which have been in existence since 1871. But on practical
grounds I personally have no regrets. Constitutional advance
in each of the Presidencies has naturally accentuated the basic
differences of economy and outlook between the Presidencies;
and we find today that this Council experiences increasing
difficulty in legislating for the Colony as a whole, since the
Presidencies often have sound local reasons which call for
a separate and not for a uniform approach to legislation.
We have experienced, as a foretaste of British Caribbean
Federation, the greatest difficulty in convening meetings of
this Council and of the Federal Executive Council, since so
many members of both bodies are also serving on regional
bodies for the British Caribbean as a whole. These practical
difficulties will increase as the concept of British West Indian
unity grows and prospers. And lastly, we have taken during
the past four years all possible legislative and administrative
steps towards "de-defederation ": we have abolished a large
number of Fe'leral posts; we have transferred from the
Federal to the Presidential budgets many items of expenditure
which should properly be met Presidentially; and we have
together taken stels to enable the Presidential Legislatures
instead of this Council to enact legislation on a number of
important matters, -such as education and prisons. I think
that I can fairly say that there has been no decrease in
efficiency as a result of the action which has already been taken.

And so I foresee nothing but good emerging from the
abolition of the Federation. To the man in the street the
changes will be small. The Presidencies will become separate
Colonies. The Federal Executive Council and the General
Legislative Council will vanish. There will be no Federal
budget as such, and there will be some saving in expenditure,
though it is impossible to estimate the amount accurately
since some Presidential Administrations may have to strengthen
their staffs in order to deal with the increased volume of work
which will fall upon them.
But certain common services will remain for the present-
and will have to be financed by the four new Colonies on the
new basis which is to come into force this year. These
common services will remain at least until we can see the
precise pattern of the proposed British Caribbean Federation.
The Leeward Islands will still have a Governor for the four
Colonies, assisted as elsewhere by a Chief Secretary and an
Economic a I Financia) Adviser. There will ntill be one







Principal Auditor for the group. There will still be a single
Leeward Islands Police Force to facilitate transfers of personnel,
to provide skilled direction, and to enable the needs of the
smaller Presidencies to be met. And there will still be provi-
sion for legal advice-and for legal drafting in the case of the
British Virgin Islands.
I do not think, therefore, that Montserrat and the British
Virgin Islands need have any cause to fear that they will not
receive the same assistance from the centre as they have
received in the past. Indeed it is essential for all four Presi-
denrcies that these common services should remain if their own
Administrations are not to be swamped with far more work
than they can carry. I do not think that the public in the
Presidencies always realise the considerable amount of help
which the Presidential Governments receive unobstrusively
from Federal officers-work which just could not be performed
by Presidential Administrations without major increases in staff.
I personally believe that the new system will be found to
promote greater economy and, greater efficiency as well as
being a logical-and indeed an inevitable-change in the light
of present conditions. As is stated in the Press Release, it
will take a little time to pass the necessary legislation which
will give effect to the change, particularly as an Act of the
Imperial Parliament is required; but we have already prepared
and sent to London a list of the legislative steps which are
needed; and I can assure you that action will be taken as
speedily as possible.
InIthe meantime this Council and the Federal Government
must continue to perform their functions. Thus, this Council
has before it to-day an exceptionally heavy agenda of legisla-
tion. But this legislation can be considered in the knowledge
that its enactment will not be a waste of time, since the
Federal Acts passed by this Council will automatically be
applied to the Presidencies when de-federation takes place.
So the work done by this Council will save work which would
otherwise have to be performed later on in the separate territorial
Legislatures.
May T now turn for a moment to some of the major
events of the past year? I do not propose to give a full
account of the progress made in each Presidency. You will
doubtless 1e given a detailed survey at the budget sessions of
your Presidential Legislatures.
In general I feel it right to say that, although a vast
amount of work still remains undone, I personally have been
greatly heartened by the progress made throughout the Colony
during the past year.
In the development field we have seen the opening of the
first motor road in the British Virgin Islands, and the first
airfield in Montserrat. We have seen new water supplies in
Antigua, Nevis and Anguilla. We have seen extensive public
health programmes carried out, particularly in St. Kitts. We
have seen the fine new school at Gingerland in Nevis, and the
massive Police Station at Basseterre in St. Kitts. We have seen
further wonderful progress made by the Housing Authorities in
Antigua and St. Kitts. We have seen the birth of the Peasant
Development Organisation in Antigua-an organisation which,
if it operates successfully, will be of major importance to the
economy of the Island. We have seen livestock development
going ahead in the British Virgin Islands, in Montserrat, in
Antigua, in Nevis, and in Anguilla. We have seen a greater
realization that part of the wealth of these islands lies in the
waters around them-in the exploitation of our fisheries. We
have seen-and in many cases we have already benefitted from-







a continuance of the hlird and skilful work of our Geologist,
whose reports and advice on our water supply problems live
been invaluable.
On the debit side, all of the Islands have suffered to a
greater or lesser degree from drought which lims brought much
hardship and suffering in its wake. And we still have many
pressing needs which are as yet not met, though some of them
are ;ow receiving active attention-the Boisley Report on
the Montserrat Cotton Industry, the Frampton Report on
Nevis, the Educational Centre in St..Kitts, the electricity
supplies for Plymouth and Road Town, the St. John's Mixed
School and the St. John's Health Centre in Antigua.
All in all, I think that we can say that the pa:;t year
has been one of progress throughout the Colony, though we
still have a long way to go in our drive to raise the economies
of these Islands and to improve the living conditions of their
peoples.
It is the fervent hope of us all that the tempo of develop-
ment will be maintained in 1955 and the coming years. But
this tempo can only be maintained if we can be assured of three
things-of money, of co-operation between the Adminini-ration
and the representatives of the electorate, and of goodwill and
hard work by the Civil Service.
We are hopeful that the new Development and Welfare
Act to be introduced into Parliament in the near future will
provide the money-or a part of the nmone--to enable us to
continue the many and great works financed by Her Majesty's
Government under the Acts of 1940 and 1916.
We have seen in at least three Presidencies the steady
development of co-operation between the Administration and
the Members or Chairmen of Committees "-co-operation
which in my view has been the major factor in speeding up the
tempo of development in every field. It has not been easy to
build up this co-operation between the elected members on the
one hand, coming to a strange and new task, and the senior
government officers on the other, facing a startling change in
their position as a result of constitutional development. But I
an indeed happy to have seen how all of them have faced up
to the difficulties and have worked on the whole with such
accord and with so little friction. I hope that this Co operation
will continue and grow even stronger niider the Ministerial
systems in Antigua and St. Kitts. I hope that we shall see
this co-operation develop in Montserrat after the electi'oms in
March. And I hope that the Members in the British Virgin
Islands will continue the good work started by the Chairmen of
Committees under their old Council.
I am sure that I am right in saying that the operation of
the Membership and the Committee systems has brought
with it a greater realisation of the vital need for an adequate, an
efficient and a contented Civil Service. Although we have
certainly not yet reached the point where those three adjectives
can be applied, to the full, I hope that you-the Members of
this Honourable Council-and many civil servants will agree
that some progress has been made. A revision of salaries has
taken place and, although it would be idle to pretend that the
salaries satisfy all civil servants or that we can obtain all the
specialists we require for the salaries which we offer, at least
a proper structure of salaries has been established and many
anomalies removed. Four days ago-for the first time in the
history of this Colony -a code of General Orders was introduced
which will enable every civil servant to know and understand
exactly what obligations and privileges are his. In Antigua in
particular, there has been an extensive overhaul of the structure









and functions of government departments which will, we hope,
make for greater efficiency and greater service to the public.
The offices of all the Presidential Administrations have been
overhauled, and I hope and believe that the public are now
receiving slightly quicker replies to their letters than was always
the case. Large numbers of officers have been sent on training
courses in the United Kingdom, in Canada and in other West
Indian territories; and, although I am sorry to detect at times a
tendency to seek a training course in order to get a holiday
overseas at government expense, a considerable number of civil
servants have obviously derived much benefit from this training
and are able to serve the public better.
A start has been made. But we have still a long way to
go before it can be said that our Civil Service here has reached
the level of efficiency which we and they would like. After
all--for the vast majority of the civil servants in this Colony-
progress and development are of personal concern to them
as people of the Colony. And so I hope that we shall see,
particularly under the coming Ministerial system, on the one
hand a sympathetic and co-operative approach to civil servants
from the Ministers, and on the other a still greater drive by
civil servants to improve their standards, to co-operate with the
Ministers or Members ", and to work with a will, remembering
that they are working for their country and not only for
themselves.

And so I feel that there are grounds for optimism for the
future. We should have the money for further development;
we should without difficulty be able to develop and expand
the co-operation which has been built up between the elected
members and the Administrations; and, if we continue to do all
in our power to improve the machinery of government and to
assist the Civil Service with its problems, we should be assured
that we shall go forward together-with each person, be he
politician or civil servant, working for the good of his country.

In a very short time from now we will receive added
impetus from the visit of Her Royal Highness The Princess
Margaret. It is indeed disappointing that she is unable to visit
all of our islands, but time did not permit. And so it rests with
Antigna and St. Kitts to show-as I know they will do- what
a wonderful welcome can be given to the sister of our Queen.

With this impetus, and with the urge for progress which
animates these Islands, I feel that I can with confidence say that
tho coming year will bring further progress to the Leeward
Islands, and I wish you all in your separate territories the best
of good fortune in 1955.







REPLY of the Unofficial Members of the General Legislative Council to the
Address of His Excellency the Governor delivered at the Budget
Session of the Council held on the 5th January, 1955.


Your Excellency,
We, the unofficial Members of the General Legislative Council, welcome the recent announce-
ments made with respect to constitutional reform in Antigua and St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla and defedera-
tion of the Leeward Islands Colony.
In respect to constitutional reform, it is a rmtter for concern that the proposals make no
definite provision for encouragement and promotion of the party system of government which has been
recognized as the foundation of the British Parliamentary system, and express the hope that active steps
will be taken to correct this deficiency.
We hope that in the not too distant future it will be possible to introduce similar reform in the
other two Presidencies of the colony.
In so far as defederation is concerned, we welcome the move as a means of facilitating entry
of these territories as constituent units into the greater federation of the British West Indies. We are
gratified that the London plan for British Caribbean Federation has found general acceptance in the
Legislatures of the area, and express the hope that during 1955 we shall see culmination of the years of
effort in this direction. We also hope that satisfactory arrangements will be found for the political and
economic future of the Virgin Islands.
We are grateful for your announcement that proper steps will be taken to provide essential
services for Montserrat and the Virgin Islands after defederation.
We join with Your Excellency in recording appreciation of the development programme in the
various presidencies with respect to water supplies, public he; lth, school building programme, roads,
electricity, livestock, fisheries and peasant development, and hope that this programme will be
accelerated during the present year.
We share Your Excellency's hope that the new Development and Welfare Act to be introduced
into Parliament in the near future will provide the moniei to finance the- capital works that are so
essential to our development.
We welcome the Frampton Report in regard to Nevis and hope that Government will not
be slow to implement the recommendations contained therein, seeing that they are aimed at helping to
lift that island out of its economic stagnation.
The Beasley Report in respect to Montserrat is one which we hope will give impetus to the
urge for development in that island which stands sorely in need of something to relieve its pressing
economic and other ills.
We take this opportunity to draw attention to the growing tendency for the reduction in the
price of sugar and trust that this Government will pay its full part in any representation which
might be required to ensure that the economic position of these islands is not adversely affected.
In so far as air communications are concerned, we do hope that early steps will be taken to
ensure extension of scheduled air services to Nevis, Anguilla and the Virgin Islands, development of a
proper airfield in Montserrat and also implementation of the recommendations made by an expert in
1952 to improve the airstrip at St. Kitts for the purpose of handling increased traffic and taking larger
aircraft.
We look forward with pride to the visit of Her Royal Highness the Princess Margaret, secure
in the knowledge that the visit will go far towards strengthening the tips that bind us to the Royal
family. The links that bind the peoples of these islands to the Commonwealth will be greatly reinforced
by this gracious visit and we are sure that the whole hearted co-operation of our people will ensure for
Her Royal Highness a very warm welcome.






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LEEW


ARD


ISLANDS.


GENERAL GOVERNMENT.


STAT IJUTORY


RULES


AND


ORI)DERS.


1955


No. 3.


PENSIONS


AMENDMENTN)


REGULATIONS,


1954,


DATEDI)


DECEMBER


13, 1954, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL WITH TIHE SANCTION
OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE UNDER TIHE PROVISIONS OF SUBSECTION
(2) OF SECTION 3 OF THE PENSIONS ACT, 1947 (No. 12/1947).


1. CITATION. These
(Amendment) Regulations,
Pensions Regulations, 1941
Pensions Act, 1947, as ar
Regulations.


Regulations may be cited as the Pensions
1955, and shall he read as one with the
, contained in the First Schedule to the
tended, hereinafter called the Principal


2. SUBSTIrrTUTION OF REGULATION 6 OF THE PRINCIPAL RIEGU-
LATIONS. The following regulation shall be substituted for regulation
6 of the Principal Regulations:--
6. MARRIAGE GRATUITIES. Where a female officer having
held a pensionable office in the Colony for not less than five
years and having been confirmed in the pensionable office, retires
from the service of the Colony either-
(a) because of her intention to marry (which intention
shall be notified to the Governor at the time of retirement)
and marries within three months of her retirement; or


within six months after her marriage,


and is not eligible


for the


grant of any


pension


or otherwise


eligible for gratuity under this Part of these Regulations, she
may be granted on production of satisfactory evidence of her
marriage, a gratuity not exceeding one-twelfth of a month's
pensionable emoluments for each completed month of pensionable
service in the Colony or one year's pensionable emoluments
whichever shall be the less.".
3. AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 9 (3) (b) OF TIIE PRINCIPAL
REGULATIONS. Sub-paragraph (6) of paragraph (3) of regulation 9
of the Principal Regulations is hereby amended by the deletion of the
words "one half only of any in the first and second lines and the
words one half only of in the fourth and fifth lines thereof.


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4. AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 19 OF THE PRINCIPAL REGULA-
TIONS. Regulation 19 of the Principal Regulations is hereby amended
as follows:-

(a) by the deletion of the words one half of in paragraph
(1) thereof; and


(b) by the substitution of
words Governor in Council"
(3) (a) thereof.


the word "Governor" for the
in paragraph (1) and paragraph


5. SUBSTITUTION OF REGULATIONS 23 AND 24 OF THE PRINCIPAL
REGULATIONS. The following regulations shall be substituted for
regulations 23 and 24 of the Principal Regulations:---

"23. OFFICERS INJURED OR CONTRACTING DISEASES IN THE
DISCHARGE OF THEIR DUTIES. (1) This Regulation shall apply
to an officer who while in the service of the Colony either-


(a)
his duty
nature ol
or serion
negligence


is permanently
by some inju
f his duty which
sly aggravated
:e or misconduct


injured in the actual discharge of
ry specifically attributable to the
h is not wholly or mainly due to,
by, his own serious and culpable
; or


(b) contracts a disease to which he is specifically
exposed by the nature of his duty, not being a disease
wholly or mainly due to, or seriously aggravated by, his own
serious and culpable negligence or misconduct.


(2) In this regulation, unless the contrary
references to an officer being injured and to the
injury is sustained shall respectively be constl
references to him contracting such a disease
paragraph (1) of this regulation and to the dt
disease is contracted.


intention appears,
date on which an
rued as including
is is mentioned in
ate on which such


(3)
holding a


Where


an officer


whom


pensionable office in which


(a) he may, if his retireme
materially accelerated by his injury
public service for less than ten years,


anv gratuity


under regulation
0l


5 or


regulation


I


regulations, a pension under regulations
the case may be, as if the words "for t
were omitted from the said regulation 4;


applies


has been confirmed:-
at is necessitated or
and he has been in the
be granted, in lieu of
regulation 12 of these


4, 9, 10 or 11, as
;en years or more"











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