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VOL. ',.] SAINT VINCNTf, FRIDAY, 8 FEBRUARY, 1952. [No. 9.
PROCLAMATION OF ACCESSION OF HER MAJESTY
QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND.
By His Honour WALTER FLEMING COUTTS, M.B.E., Administrator
[ L.S. ] of the Island of St. Vincent and its Dependencies, &c., &c., &c.
W. F. COUTTS,
WHEREAS it hath pleased Almighty God to call to His Mercy our late Sovereign
Lord King GEORGE the Sixth, of Blessed and Glorious Memory, by whose Decease
the Crown is solely and rightfully come to the High and Mighty Princess
ELIZABETH ALEXANDRA MARY;
We, therefore, WALTER FLEMING COUTTS, Administrator of the Colony of
Saint Vincent, RONALD NORMAN SHAPLEY, Bishop of the Windward Islands,
PERCIVAL CECIL LEWIS, Crown Attorney, VALENTINE DENNIS ARCHER,
Colonial Treasurer, EDWARD ALEXANDER CLAVIER HUGHES, RUDOLPH
ELLIOTT BAYNES, GEORGE HAMILTON CHARLES, EBENEZER THEODORE
JOSHUA, Members of the Executive and Legislative Councils, CYPRIAN BERNARD
GIBBS, Member of the Executive Council, WILLIAM ALEXANDER HADLEY,
JULIAN AUGUSTUS BAYNES, ABRAHAM CYRIL CYRUS, EVANS BERKELEY
MORGAN, SAMUEL ERIC SLATER, CLIVE LEONARD TENNIS, HERMAN FRASER
YOUNG, Members of the Legislative Council, and ROBERT MILTON CATO,
Chairman of the Kingstown Board, all of the said Colony of Saint Vincent and its
Dependencies, do now hereby with one Voice and Consent of Tongue and Heart,
publish and proclaim, That the High and Mighty Princess ELIZABETH
ALEXANDRA MARY, is now, by the Death of our late Sovereign of happy Memory,
become Queen ELIZABETH the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of all Her
Realm and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: To
whom Her Lieges do acknowledge all Faith and constant Obedience, with hearty
and humble Affection; beseeching God, by whom Kings and Queens do reign, tQ
bless the Royal Princess ELIZABETH the Second with long and happy Years to
reign over us.
GIVEN at Government Office, Kingstown, under our hands and the Public
Seal of the Island of Saint Vincent, this eighth day of February, in the
year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-two and in the
first year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen ELIZABETH the Second.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN !
SAINT TINCENT. FRIDAY, 8 FEBRUARY, 1952.-('No. 9).
DEATH OF HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE VI.
MESSAGES OF SYMPATHY.
The following telegrams were addressed to the Secretary of State for the
Colonies by His Excellency the Governor of the Windward Islands on the 6th of
February, 1952 :-
(1) "It was with the most profound sorrow that I learned of the death of
our beloved King George the Sixth. On behalf of the peoples and
Governments of Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica and
their Dependencies, I request that you will convey to Her Majesty the
Queen, to her Mother Queen Elizabeth, to Queen Mary and to all
members of the Royal Family this expression of our deepest sympathy
and devoted loyalty to the Crown."
(2) "The Executive Council of Grenada in session, having heard with
profound regret the sad news of the King's death, desires immediately
to express its deepest sympathy to the new Sovereign, the widowed
Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary and all the Royal Family."
SThe following is the text of the Resolution which was passed at a meeting of
the Legislative Council of St. Vincent held on Thursday, 7th February, 1952 :-
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we, the members of the Legislature of St. Vincent in
Council assembled, on behalf of the Government and people of the Colony,
do respectfully tender an expression of our profound sorrow at the grievous
loss suffered by Her Majesty the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen
Mother, Queen Mary, the Royal Family and the whole Commonwealth in the
death of our beloved Sovereign King George the Sixth.
And that we most humbly assure Her Majesty of our constant loyalty to
Her Throne and Person, and pray that God may bless Her Majesty and Her
Consort with health and happiness and vouchsafe Her Majesty a long and
Resolutions and expressions of sympathy in connection with the passing of the
late King have, to date, been received from the following local bodies :--
(1) The Roman Catholic community.
(2) The Kingstown Town Board.
(3) The St. Vincent Civil Service Association.
(4) The Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society.
(5) The Georgetown Town Board.
(6) The St. George Lodge, No. 2616 E.C., St. Vincent.
All members of public services in St. Vincent are required, until further notice,
to wear suitable mourning attire as a mark of respect towards the memory of the
All Heads of Government Departments concerned are reminded that all iags
on all public buildings shall continue to be flown at half mast until the date of the
funeral of the late King.
The General Public is asked to join with the Royal Family and the
Commonwealth in mourning the passing of the late King by wearing suitable
mourning attire until further notice and at least until after the funeral of the late
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The General Public are also reminded that on the date (to be notified later)
of the funeral of the late King, all places of entertainment shall be closed until
Owners of buildings carrying flag staffs are asked to associate themselves with
public sympathy at the passing of the late Sovereign by flying flags at half mast
on their buildings until the date of the funeral of the late King.
8th February, 1952.
WIRELESS BROADCAST OF ST. VINCENT PROCLAMATION CEREMONY.
Through the courtesy of Mr. Weston Lewis, Operator of St. Vincent
Experimental Broadcasting Station, arrangements have been made for the
broadcast of the ceremonies in Kingstown connected with the Proclamation of the
Accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the Throne.
Mr. F. Rojas, who kindly recorded this ceremony, will broadcast it over the
above Station at 10 A.M. on Sunday, 10th February, over a wavelength of 90 metres.
A. L. SAMUEL,
Acting Government Secretary.
8th February, 1952.
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