THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
Publiabet bp6 authority.
LXXXIII. THURSDAY, 4TH AUGUST, 1955.
The Commissioner of Montserrat
has appointed Pastor GEORGE
MCMILLAN to be a Marriage Officer
for that Presidency with effect from
the 22nd July, 1955.
No. M. 8/1.
NOTICE TO MARINERS.
West Indies, Antigua-Buoy
removed for general over-
The Bell Buoy moored near the
south-west edge of Warrington Bank
in the roadstead of St. John's, Anti-
gua, has been removed for overhaul
A black and white Can Buoy has
been moored to mark the position
pending replacement of the Bell
Ref. No. A. 70/16.
Invitation to Tender.
MONTSERRAT, LEEWARD ISLANDS.
FORD V. 8 ENGINE.
Tenders are invited for the pur-
chase of one 1947 Ford V. 8 85 horse-
power engine of British manufacture.
This engine, which was part of a fire-
pumping unit. has done the equiva-
lent of only about 1,000 miles and is
in very good condition. The engine
may be inspected.by arrangement at
Richmond Service Station, Mont-
2. Applications should be marked
"Tender for Ford V 8 Engine" and
should be addressed to the Commis-
sioner, Plymouth, Montserrat, who
does not bind himself to accept the
highest or any tender- Such tenders
should be submitted in time to be
received not later than the 20th
Js. H. CARROTT,
7th Julzc 955.
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Statement of Currency Notes
Circulation in the British
Caribbean Territories (East-
ern Group) on 1st July,
Br. Caribbean Cur-
Notes outstanding 1,442,014.00
Br. Caribbean Currency Notes in
circulation on 1st July, 1955:
Trinidad & Tobago
Total Br. Caribbean
and Tobago Gov't.
on 1st July, 1955
Regional Economic Committee
of The British West Indies,
British Guiana and British
The Regional Economic Committee
invites applications from suitably
qualified persons for the following
ASSISTANT TRADE COMMISSIONER IN
THE BRITISH WEST INDIES, BRIT-
ISH GUIANA AND BRITISH HON-
DURAS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
at an annual salary in the scale of
plus a representation allowance of
per annum. Salary and allowances
are tax free in the United Kingdom in
the event of the post being filled by a
resident of the British Caribbean Area.
Passages on assumption and termina-
tion of appointment for the Assistant
Trade Commissioner and family up
to five in all from the place of engage-
ment to London will be paid by the
The post does not at present carry
d pension or super annuation rights.
The appointment will be for a period
.. 946,161.00 of three years in the first instance.
Candidates should possess a sound
knowledge of office organisation and
.. 337,165.50 administrative experience in relation
to trade and commercial matters.
They should also be proficient in the
.. 90,737.00 assembly and presentation of statisti-
cal material, commodity market
reports, publicity material etc. Pre-
... 1,374,063.50 ference will be given to candidate
holding special qualifications in trade
British Caribbean Currency Board,
Port of Spain,
Trinidad, B. W.L
Ref. No. 24/00044.
The Committee reserves the right
to fill the post by invitation if no
suitable application is received.
Applications furnishing full details
of candidate's education, special quali-
fications and experience, together
with supporting documents- and
names of two referees, should be
addressed to the Executive Secretary,
Regional Economic Committee, Hast-
ings House, Barbados, to reach him
by 20th August, 1955.
Ref. No. A. A. 77/19-II.
THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.
[4 August, 1955.
Vacancy for Mechanical En-
gineer, Public Works Depart-
ment, British Guiana.
Applications are invited from
suitably qualified persons for ap-
pointment to the post of Mechanical
Engineer, Public Works Department,
2. The salary of the post will be
on the scale A 3: $3,696x$144-$4,5601/
x$240-$6,720 per annum.
3. The successful candidate may
be appointed according to his prefer-
ence, either on a permanent and
pensionable basis subject, if the
officer is not already in government
employment, to his serving
satisfactorily as Mechanical Engineer
during a probationary period of one
year, or on a three year contract,
renewable by mutual consent on
such terms as may be agreed upon
between the Government and the
person engaged. Candidates should
preferably be under 40 years of age,
but a successful candidate if over 40
years, and not in the public service
would be offered appointment on
4. The candidate selected will be
responsible subject to directions
from the Director of Public Works
or other duly autlorised officer for
the maintenance of the Public Works
Department equipment which in-
cludes road making apparatus, sea
and riv-r defence machinery. The
candidate must be an associate
Member of the Institute of Mechan-
5. Vacation leave is earned at the
rate of five days for each completed
month of resident service up to a
maximum of six months, subject
to the completion of a minimum
tour of two years.
A pensionable officer, or a contract
officer, on the satisfactory completion
and renewal of his contract, would
be eligible for the grant of assisted
leave passages in accordance with
the Public Officers Leave (passages)
A contract officer, if selected from
overseas, would be provided with
passages to British Guiana for him-
self, his wife and children (if any)
not exceeding five persons in all
provided they either accompany him
to British Guiana or join him here
within twelve months of his depar-
ture for the Colony. (Children to be
under 18 years of age, unmarried
and dependent on the officer). A
similar passage concession will be
granted for the officer and his
family, back to the country from
which he was recruited on the
satisfactory completion of his
6. Applications should be ad-
dressed to the Chief Establishment
Officer, Central Secretariat- Estab-
lishment Department, Public
Buildings, Georgetown, British
Guiana, and should state the
applicant's date of birth, qualifica-
tions and experience and should be
accompanied by two recent testimo-
nials. Applications should be
submitted not later than the 30th of
7. Applicants already employed
in the Public Service should submit
their applications through the normal
(M. P. No. 102/6/12/3).
Vacancy for Inspector of
Applications are invited from suit-
ably qualified persons for appoint-
ment to the vacant post of Inspector
of Labour (Factories), Labour Depart-
2. The post is pensionable and on
the salary scale A 4: $4,560x240-
$5,760 per annum.
3. The successful candidate will
be required to pass the usual medical
examination for admission to the
Public Service and confirmation in
the appointment is subject to satis-
factory work and conduct during a
probationary period of two years.
4. Applicants should have-
(a) either a degree or equivalent
qualification in Mechanical andlor
Electrical Engineering (e.g. A.M.I.
Mech. E. or A.M.I.E.E.), or con-
siderable knowledge of, and experi-
ence in, these subjects, proof of
which will be required; and a
knowledge of the operation of
steam boilers and pressure vessels;
(b) some idea of, and/or experi-
ence in, the operation of safety
measures would be an advantage;
(c) a general aptitude for this
type of work. This is a funda-
mental necessity and candidates
should be able to provide some
(d) attained the age of 25 years,
and should not be over 45 years of
5. The duties of the post are as
(a) the inspection generally of
factories in the Colony;
(b) the inspection of general
registers and other records required
to be kept under the provisions of
the Factories Ordinance, and the
.Regulations made thereunder;
(o) advising the Commissioner of
Labour on the working of the
various factories legislation in force
and making suggestions, when
necessary, for the enactment of
further legislation for the improve-
ment of working and safety condi-
tions in factories;
(d) assisting in the education of
both employers and employees in
becoming safety conscious, and the
carrying out of propaganda in
(e) the scientific study of the
causation, frequency and severity
of accidents generally and the
formulation of proposals to over-
(f) the enforcement of the pro-
visions of the Factories Ordinance,
1947, and other related legislation,
with special reference to Safety
provisions and the investigation of
(g) the general organisation of
office work relating io the registra-
tion and inspection of factories, and
the keeping of appropriate records;
(h) the training of officers in
factory inspection work;
(i) any other duties that the
Commissioner of Labour may
6. The successful candidate if
over 40 years of age, and not already
in the Public Service, would be ap-
pointed on contract for 3 years;
renewable on such terms as may be
agreed upon between the Govern-'
ment and the person engaged.
7. A contract officer, if selected
from overseas, would be provided
with passages to British Guiana for
himself, his wife and children (if any)
not exceeding five persons in all, pro-
vided they either accompany him to
British Guiana or join him here
within twelve months of his depar-
ture for the Colony. (Phildren to be
under 18 years of age, unmarried and
dependent on the officer). A similar
passage concession will be granted, at
Government expense, for the officer
and his family, back to the country
from which he is recruited. on the
satisfactory completion of his con-
8. The candidate selected will be
subject on appointment to the Colo-
nial Regulations, Local Regulations,
and General Orders, and instructions
in force, from time to time, in so far
as they are applicable .
9. Vacation leave is grant-d at the
rate of 5 days for each completed
month of resident service up to a
maximum of 6 months, subject to a
minimum tour of 2 years resident
A pensionable officer would be
eligible for the grant of assisted leave
passages for himself and his wife,
subject to the requirements of the
Public Officers Leave (Passages)
Regulations, No. 34 of 1952.
10. Applications stating name in
full, date and year of birth, qualifica-
tions, and details of practical experi-
ence accompanied by copies of at
lest two recent testimonials should
be addressed to the Chief Establish-
ment Officer, Chief Secretary's Office,
Public Buildings, and should reach
him no later than the 30th of August,
1955. Applications received after
this date will not be considered.
11. Applicants already in the
Public Service should submit their
applications through the normal
12. Persons who applied in re-
sponse to the previous advertisement
inviting applications for this post
published in May, 1955, need not re-
apply, as their applications will be
considered by the Public Service
(M.P. No. C. 77/5/19)
4 August, 1955.] THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE. 127
WATER METERS AND RATES.
The attention of householders is invited to the contents of this Notice which aims at supplying information
and guidance on the reading and testing of water meters as well as enumerating the rates payable for consumption
and use of water.
The meters which are being installed are capable of registering consumption up to 10,000,000 gallons.
Every meter consists of five small dials, registering as follows:-
(iii) ten thousands
(iv) hundred thousands
all of which are set within a larger dial which registers every gallon of water used. All these dials work clockwise
but not necessarily in the same direction. The large, thousand and hundred thousand dials move from right to left
while the hundred, ten thousand and one million dials move from left to right. These dials register in the same
manner as the electric meters.
Any one can read the meter by simply noting the numbers on each dial. If the pointer on a dial is between
two numbers the lower number is taken. Thus if a pointer is between the figures 8 and 9 the reading of that
dial is "8 ".
As the standard unit is 1000 gallons charges will be made to the nearest 1000. If at the end of the first
quarter your meter reading is as follows--
(i) thousand dial "5"
(ii) hundred dial "8 "
(iii) large dial 92"
The consumption will be 5,892 gallons and the units charged will be 6,000 gallons.
Each building will be supplied with a Meter Record Card on which the reading of the meter and the units
used will be recorded at the end of each quarter.
The Regulations provide that whenever any question shall arise as to the accuracy of any meter, the house-
holder may, on depositing into the Treasury the sum of $3.60, require that the meter be tested. If the error found
in the meter does not exceed three per cent. the meter shall be deemed to be correct but if it is found to be incorrect
the amount of the deposit will be refunded.
To obviate any unnecessary request for the testing of a meter and the attendant deposit the householder is
advised to satisfy himself of the accuracy of the meter by making the following rough check.
(i) make sure that all taps and fittings in the premises are closed, then read the meter.
(ii) open one tap and fill a container of not less than 4 gallons capacity (i.e. a kerosene tin). Close the
tap and again read the meter. The difference between the two meter readings-should be equal to
the quantity in the container.
(iii) Only after having made this check should a householder make a request for a meter test.
The testing of meters will entail, particularly in cases where the house is situated at a fair distance from the
Public Works Department, the sending of a meter testing tank of 200 gallons capacity on a vehicle with a plumber to
the spot and this costs money as well as time. The deposit which householders have to make must not be considered
as a penalty or device to obtain money from the public but rather as a deterrent to check unnecessary complaints.
The Water rates are as follows:
Minimum charge of $1.20 per quarter for the first 3,000 gallons or part thereof consumed and an additional
charge of 50 cents for each further 1,000 gallons consumed.
Minimum charge of $3.00 per quarter for the first 3,000 gallons or part thereof consumed and an additional
charge of 80 cents for each further 1,000 gallons consumed.
The rental payable for meters are as follows:-
1 inch Meter ... 30 cents per month 90 cents per quarter
3 inch Meter ... $1.00 per quarter
Exceeding 3 inch but not exceeding 1 inches ... 60 cents per month $1.80 ,,
Once again the co-operation of the Public is requested during the installation of meters.
23rd July, 1955.
Bef. No. A. 65/7-IV.
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