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VOL. LXXXIII. THURSDAY,. 19TH MAY o. 22.
Empire Day Movement
EMPIRE DAY, 1955.
A Message from the President
THE RT. HON. THE EARL OF
V.C., P.C., G.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.
It is with sad feelings that I send
you my Empire Day Message this
year. Sixty-five years ago I was
commissioned in the Army -by Queen
VICTORIA. Ten years ago I returned
to this country after completing my
final service overseas as Governor-
General of the Commonwealth of
Now this, my eleventh Message,
must also be my last; because I have
regretfully decided that the time has
come for me to hand over my work,
as President, to someone younger.
As your President I have tried to
show you something of what it
means to grow up in the vast family
of nations which makes up our
Commonwealth and Empire. A fami-
ly including as equal members people
of so many different races.
I spoke of the travels of our young
Queen and her husband and their
great happiness in the friendship
they found among their peoples
overseas. And I know of your
delight in seeing for yourselves the
Queen who belongs to you, and also
this year. the PRINCESS MARGARET
during her splendid tour in the
Now, today, in taking leave of you,
I remind you that each one of you is
important as a person; you have your
own place and your own work wait-
ing to be done, if you have not
already begun it. There are splen-
did opportunities for service. There
is outlet for adventure and enterprise,
and also room for the quiet courage
and determination, of those who are
not physically strg.
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I have enjoyed working with you
all for our Empire Day Movement,
and I shall always think of you on
this day in what I hope will be peace-
ful and happy years in the future.
May God bless you and strengthen
our friendship now and always.
BY THE OFFICER FOR THE
TIME BEING ADMINISTERING
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE
PRESIDENCY OF ANTIGUA.
WHEREAS 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 Presidency to issue a
Proclamation appointing a special
day or part of a day to be reserved as
a public holiday in such Presidency
as provided in the said section:
AND WHEREAS the Governor
with the advice of the Executive
Council of the Presidency of Antigua
considers it desirable that Wednesday
the 1st day of June 1955, should be
observed as a Public Holiday in the
NOW THEREFORE, I do by this
my Proclamation appoint Wednesday
the 1st day of June, 1955, as a
special, day to be reserved as a
Public Holiday in the Presidency of
Antigua, under and in accordance
with the provisions of section 6 of
the Public Holidays Act, 1954 and
command that the said day be so
reserved and kept.
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
hereof and to give their ready
GIVEN at the Administrator's Office
in the City of Saint John, Antigua,
this 13th day of May, 1955 and in
the fifth year of Her Majesty's
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
Consequent upon the grant of forty
(40) days vacation leave to Mr. C. MO.
A. STEVENS, Collector of Customs,
Mr. R. L. BLANCHARD, Principal,
Customs, has been appointed to act as
Collector of Customs from 13th May,
16th May, 1955.
Ref. No A. .13/65-II.
Appointments and transfers etc.,
in the public service, with effect from
the dates stated, are published for
R. NORRIS, Assistant Colonial Secre-
tary (Establishment), appointed to
act as Colonial Secretary from the
20th to the 28th May, 1955, inclu-
sive, during the absence in St. Kitts-
Nevis-Anguilla of the Colonial
13th May, 1955.
Ref. No. P. F. 429.
CONFIRMATION OF ORDINANCES.
The Secretary of State for the
Colonies has notified the Governor
that the power of disallowance will
not be exercised in respect of the un-
SNo. 14 of 1954, "The Firearms
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1954."
No. 15 of 1954, "The Animals
(Diseases and Importation) Ordinance,
The following Statutory Rule and
Order is circulated with this Gazette
and forms part thereof:-
No. 19 of 1955, "The Stamps
(Montserrat) Order, 1955."
2 pp. Price 4 cents.
THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.
The Governor's Deputy has been
pleased to assent to the undermen-
No. 2 of 1955, The Crown Agepts
(Change of Title) Ordinance, 1955."
12th May, 1955.
No. 6 of 1955, "The Land and
House Tax Ordinance, 1955."
llth May, 1955.
Notice is hereby given that a copy
of the list of the original assessments
of the City Rate for 1955 to which
objections have been taken and
alterations made thereto by the
Central Board of Health has this day
been posted up on the outer door of
the Treasury and may be seen at the
Central Board of Health Office.
Notice is also hereby given that all
the amounts for City Rate for the
year 1955 most be paid into the
Treasury by the 31st August 1955.
A. M. TAYLOR,
Secretary, Central Board of Health.
Central Board of Health Office,
16th May, 1955.
The Index to Vol. LXXXII of the
Leeward Islands Gazette for the year
1954 is circulated with this issue.
The Vehicle & Road Traffic Ordi-
By virtue of the powers conferred
on me in section 2 of the Vehicles
and Road Traffic Ordinance, 1946
(No. 5 of 1946), I hereby fix the
period hereunder for the lighting of
Until further notice, the lighting
of vehicles shall be from 6.45 p.m.
to 5.30 a.m.
Dated this 4th day of May, 1955.
E. M. V. JAMES, Lt.-Col.,
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.
The Inspector of Weights and
Measures shall attend for the purpose
of examining, weighing and stamping
Weights and Measures and Weighing
Instruments at the following times
(1) At the Police Station, Parham,
on Tuesday the 7th June, from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.
(2) At the Police Station, Willikies,
on Friday the 10th June, from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.
(3) At the Police Station, Bolans,
on Tuesday the 14th June, from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.
(4) At the Police Station, All
Saints, on Friday the 17th June, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(5) In the City of St. John at the
Police Station on the 20th, 21st, 22nd,
23rd and 24th June from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
Provided that should any of the
days prescribed above for the Inspec-
tor's attendance at Parham, Willikies,
Bolans and All Saints fall on a Bank
Holiday, the Inspector shall attend
on the following day instead.
G. M. ROBERTS,
Inspector of Weights & Measures.
3rd May, 1955.
Ref. No. A. 82/1.
`R RAINFALL FIGURES.
Central Experiment Station,
1951. 1952. 1953. 19.4. 195.
an. 3.60 3.10 2.56 3.44 2.1
'b. 1.88 1.60 1.02 2.45 .6
[ar. 1.09 1.62 5.60 1.08 .8
.pr. 2.16 3.14 2.06 .49 1.7
[ay 14th 7.07 2.42 .90 2.64 1.7
15.80 11.88 12.13 10.10 7.13
BANKING STATISTICS: LEEWARD ISLANDS.
All figures in British West Indian dollars.
Number of reporting banks: 2 (Barclays Bank D. C. & O.) and (Royal Bank of Canada).
Figures for end of quarter 31st March, 1955.
1. Notes in circulation
3. Balances due to
(a) Other banks in Colony
(b) Banks abroad
4. Other Liabilities, etc.
1. Cash 935,011.93
2. Balances due by other banks in Colony 5,692.43
3. Balances due from banks abroad
and other short claims due by 6,611,156.34
4. Loans and Advances 2,415,919.22
To:-(i) Primary production (inclu-
ding processing of primary
(ii) Other industries (inclu-
ding Commerce, Trans-
portation and Distribu-
(iii) Other advances 1,064,775.31
6. Other Assets 791,630.39
Total Assets 10,759,410.31
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands, by E. 3M BLACKMAN,
Government Printer.-By Authority
[Price 8 cents]
[19 May, 1955.
STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1955, No. 19.
THE STAMPS (MONTSERRAT) ORDER, 1955, DATED MAY 18, 1955, MADE
BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL UNDER SECTIONS 4 AND 5 OF THE
STAMP ACT (CAP. 135), AS AMENDED.
1. SHORT TITLE. This Order may be cited as the Stamps
(Montserrat) Order, 1955.
2. DEFINITION. In this Order the term stamps" means
adhesive stamps for postage and revenue.
3. STAMPS. There shall be used in the Presidency of Montserrat
concurrently with the uniform stamps for use throughout the Colony,
stamps of the values specified in the first column and of the designs
respectively specified in the case of each such value in the Schedule to
4. DIES. The several dies and other implements required to give
effect to this Order shall be provided.
5. REVOCATION. The Stamps (Montserrat) Order, 1951 (S. R. &
O. 1951 No. 22) in so far as it now has effect, is hereby revoked.
6. COMMENCEMENT. This Order shall come into force on the
1st day of June, 1955.
MLde by the Governor in Council this 18th day of May, 1955.
HELEN H. BALLOT,
Acting Clerk of the Council.
The design of each stamp includes a picture which covers the greater part of
the face of the stamp, representing either an important feature of, or an industry
connected with, the Presidency with the word "Montserrat" in capitals at the
top, and the portrait of Her Majesty Queen ELIZABETH II inset in an oval sur-
mounted by the Royal Crown. The denomination is shown boldly in words at
the bottom centre and in figures in one of the bottom corners. The subject of the
picture is shown in tine letters. The value and colour in each case shall be as
indicated in the first and third columns hereunder respectively.
The stamps feature the following subjects:-
St. Anthony's Churc
Badge of the Preside
Sea Island Cotton Gi
12 cents St. Anthony's Churc
24 cents Picking Tomatoes
60 cents Sea Island Cotton Gi
$1.20 Sea Island Cotton C
$2.40 Government House
$4.80 Badge of the Preside
h Brown border/Blue
inning Red borderlBlack
ultivation Blue border/Green
ency Purple border/Black
Printed at the Government Printing Office. Leeward Islands.
by E. M. BLACKMAN, Government Printer.-By Authority.
[Price 4 cents!