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THE

. LXXXIT.

A

LEEWARD ISLANDS

GAZETTE.
Published by Authority.

THURSDAY, 26rx 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

(v) Mr. H. L.S. Moseuey M.A.,
B.C.L. (Dunelm), Senior Assistant
Master, St. Vincent Grammar
School, to be Reyistrar, Antigua, in
place of Mr. N. A. BERRIDGE.

(In substitution for the notice ap-
pearing in Gazette No. 89 of
the 19th August, 1954.)

The Secretariat,
at Antigua.
23rd August, 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 His Honour the
Administrator has been pleased to
appoint Mr. F. A. CLARKE to be
Secretary of the Whitley Council for
the Presidency of Antigua.

Administrators Office,
Antigua.
23rd Augast, 1954,

Ref. No. A. 13/136,

No. 79.

Appointinents and transfers ete.,
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. L.

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.

Epwarps, V., P.O. Class II to be
P. O. Class I, Country Board of

Health, Antigua. Jan. 1.
JOSEPH, K., 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, Antigua. Sept. 1.

Lewis, A., to be P. O. Class II,
Agriculture, Antigua. 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 I,
Public Works, Antigua. July 1.

Romeo, N., P. O. Class II to be P. O.
Class I, P. W. D. Antigua.
July 1.

SAMUEL, C. 8t.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 I, Post Office, Antigua.
Sept. 1.

Simon, T., to be P. O. Class II,
Holberton Hospital, Antigua.
Sept. 1.

SIMPSON, W., to be P. O.- Class I,
Public Works, Antigua. Jan. 1.

THIBOU, C., to be P. O. Class I],
Public Works, Antigua. Jan. 1.

WATKINS, C., P. O. Class II], 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. Q. Class II, to be P. O.
Class I, Municipal, Antigua.
Jan. 1.
Swirt, Miss R. E., to be Junior
Clerk, Municipal, Antigua.
July 12.

No. 80.

The following Ordinances, Statutory
Instrument and Statutory Rule and
Order are circulated with this Guzette
and form part thereof:—

ORDINANOE.
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 3lst
December, 1954 for the supply of the
undermentioned items to Government
Institutions :—

PAYNTER’S DAIRY—

Milk delivered at 14c. per hottle.



164
A, BARRETTO—
Milk delivered at lic. per bottle.
EUGENE JARDINE—
Bread delivered at 15c. per 1b.
NorRIS ROBERTS—

Meut—Beef (Steak)—46c.
Sirloin 35c. per Ib.

per lb.

Liver 29ce. ,,,,

Mutton 36c. ,, ,,

Pork 36e. ” ”
J. PIGOTT—

Cornmeal (Imported) at $12.48 per
100 1b. bag.

BUSINESS BUREAU—

Cornmeal (Local) at $12.00 per
100 1b. bag.

JOSEPH DEW AND SON, LTD.—

Kerosene Oil at wholesale price on
the date of delivery, less 24% and
less duty.

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

TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 16th 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 tlie 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,
Aoting Registrar of Trade Marks.

THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.

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 Publie Auc-
tion at the Old Secondary School
Annex at Webb’s Extension on Wed-
nesday the Ist 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 Hstates.

M. 65A4/8—1V.



Statement of Currency Note
Circulation in the British
Caribbean Territories (East-
ern Group) on ist 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) .. 24,139,114.00
Barbados ... 9,814,900.00
British Guiana ... 12,205,785.00
Grenada -» 1,657,100-00
St. Vincent 526,400.00
St. Lucia 861,000.00
Dominica 943,400.00
Antigua 1,421.300.00

St. Kitts 1,516,500.00



Total Br. Caribbean
Currency Notes .. £9,085,499.00

Trinidad and Tobago
Government Note
circulation

Barbados Government
Note circulation w. — - 158,027.00

Br. Guiana Government
Note circulation

.-. 1,380,798.00

513,768.00





Total Government
Note circulation

e+ 2,052,593.00





Total circulation on
Ist Angust, 1954 51,138,092.00



L. SPENCE,
Hrecutive Commissioner,
British Carihbean
Currency Bourd.

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

[26 August, 1952.
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,

EK. T. HENRY,
Clerk to the Administrator.

Administrator’s Office,
Antigua.
14th 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 Paulin the Island of
Antigua allas the same are delineated
on maps or plans of the said urea
prepared by Mr. MICHAEL ST. CLAIR
BATSON Licensed Surveyor and con-
taining the areas set out as follows:—



Lot No. 9B 4.318 acres
» » lA 3.920 ,,
» ow 46 5,000 sq. ft.
GG ae 00 2.532 acres
oe ee 0.795 ,,
si p- (OD 1.083 ,,
ae ee 98 964 ,,
» » LO2 1.951 ,,

» 108 0.849 ,,
yy 105 1.330 ,,
ANTIGUA
Control of Imports and
Exports.

Notice No. 8 of 1954.

TENDER FOR FLOUR.

Tenders are invited for the supply
of five thousand half bags of 100 Ib
each “FE” grade flour from Local
Commission Agents of Canadian
Flour Mills. Quotations should be
C.LF. ANTIGUA and should include
agent’s cominission.

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.



26 August, 1954]

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 Jowest cr any
tender.

Administrator's Office,
Antigua.
loth August, 1954.

Ret. No. A. 40/18.

British Caribbean Air Trans-
port Advisory Council
Barbados.

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

ADMINISTRATIVE SECURH-
TARY (Civil Aviation) at an annual
salary in scale £900 x 50—£1,000
per annum. Passages on assumption
and termination of appointment for
the Administrative Secretary and
family up to five in all from and to
tne place of engagement will he
paid by the Council.

The post does not at present carry
pension or superannuation ‘ights.
The appointment will be for « period
of three years in the first instance.

Candidates should possess know-
ledge and experience in office
Management and also some experience
in aeronautical practice and proce-
dures and a knowledge of the civil
aviation pattern in the British West
Indies.

The Council reserves the rievht to
fill the post by invitation if no suaita-
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 he addressed
to the Execntive Secretary, Regional
Economic Conmittee, Hastings
House, Barbados, before 15th Septem-
ber, 1954.



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

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

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

THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.

Quarters are provided for which
rent, at the rate of 10% of salary or
o% 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 toa
travelling allowance at present at the
rate of $1276 per annum. Govern-
ment will be prepared to approve a
ioan 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 inelnde the direction of
Agricultural Extension and = Soil
Conservation programmes, the res-
ponsibility for certain field experi-
ments and trials, as wellas general

work of an administrative nature.
The Agricultural Officer will be
depnty to the Superintendent — of

Agriculture for whom he will act as
occasion demands. ‘lhe officer will
be subject 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:

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

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

(2) 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
now advertised;

(7) Marital Status and number
of children.

Applicants shonld 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.

iba

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.

Government Office,
Grenada, B.W.I,
29th July, 1954.

Ref. No. 13/00004—IT,

Vacant Post of Assistant

Superintendent of Works,

Public Works Department,
St’ Vincent.

Applications are invited for the
vacaut 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
annuin, rising by annual increments
of $120 to $3,600 per annum.

3. No Cost of Living Allowance is
payable.

4, Quarters are not provided.

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

6. Applicants should have a work-
ing knowledge of the planning,
estimating, setiing out and construc-
tion of buildings, bridges, roads and
waterworks and their maintenance,

7. Previous experience ina 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
Hable to transfer to a similar post of
equivalent status in the Windward
Islands.

%. 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,

Ret. 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 $3,600 (£750) x $144 (£30)—
$4,320 (£900) per annum, plus a
temporary cost of living allowance of



165 THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE,

$300 (£62 1Us.) per annum, but some
improvement in these emoluments
may be expected to resnlt 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
knowledge ot surveying and valta-
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 he
required of him by the Chief Archi-
tect or other duly authorised officer.

QUALIFICATIONS :—

Candidates should be qualitied
Quantity Surveyors holding a certifi-
cate ax a Corporate Member of the
Royal Institution of Chartered Snur-
veyors, or an approved qualification
of similar status.

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

Printed at the Government Printing O

o. ‘Lue successful candidate will
be required to pass the usual medical
examination for admission to the
Public Service and may be required
to serve a probationary period of one
year in the first instanee. 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 days for each completed
month of resident service up to a
maximum of six months, subject toa
minimum tour of two years’ resident
service. The officer would also he
eligible for ‘assisted passages”? for
himself and wife only when travel-
ling to and from leave, subject tu the
provision of funds annually by the
Legislative Council and to the re-
quirements of the Publie 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, should be
ANTIGUA.

Government Printer.—By Authority,
1954

[26 August, 1954

addressed to the Chief Establishment
Officer, Central Secretariat—istab-
lishment Department, and must reach
him not later than the 3lst August,
1954.

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



Ref. No. 13/00004—I1.

RAINFALL FIGURES.

Central Experiment Station,

Antigua.

1950, 1951, 1952. 1955. 1954,
Jan. 5.41 3.60 2.41 1.98 3.04
Feb. 2.52 188 1.60 1.02 2.45
Mar. 1.58 1.09 1.62 5.60 1,08
Apr. 244 216 Bld 2.06 AY
May 2.06 10.54 3.07 1.50 3.88
June 1.66 2.74 5.74 131 3.32
July 185 328 8.38 320 847
Aug. 21 7.34 7.22 2.96 214 2.41

24.86 32.51 28.92 18.76 20.09







ffiee, Leeward Islands, bySE, M, BLackman, E.D,

[Prive 52 cents. ]



No. 7 of 1954, Development (Housing

Programme) i Loan.

[ L.8.]
I Assent,
K. W. Biackpurnr,
Governor.
19th August, 1954.

[19th August, 1954. ]

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.

WHEREAS it is expedient to raise a loan of
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
Development (Housing Programme) Loan Ordi-
nance, 1954,

2. The Governor is hereby authorised to
raise a loan of an amount sufficient to produce as
nearly as may be the sum of one hundred and
forty-four thousand dollars and such further sums
as may be necessary to defray the expenses of issue.

8. The principal moneys and interest repre-
sented by the loan issued under the provisions of
this Ordinance are hereby charged upon and shall
be payable out of the general revenues and assets
of the Presidency.

4. The loan hereby authorised or any part
of it may be raised in London under the provisions
of the General Loan and Stock Ordinance, 1950 or,
notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the
said Ordinance, independently of that Ordinance,
us the Governor or the Crown Agents for Oversea

ANTIGUA

Preamble.

Short Title.

Authority to
Governor to
borrow
$144,000.

Security for
loan

Method of
raising loan.

8/1 U5Q,



ANTIGUA

Application of
loan.

Constitution
of sinking :
fund and pay
ment of
interest.

2 Dervelopnient (Housing No. 7 of 1954.

Programme) Loan.

Governments and Administrations (hereinafter
referred to as the Crown Agents) acting on his
behalf may decide.

5. (1) Any sum raised to defray the ex-
penses 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 appropriated and 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.

6. (1) If any loan hereby authorised is
raised under the provisions of the General Loan
and Stock Ordinance, 1950, then the contribution
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 shall in
each halt-vear ending with the day on which
the interest on the loan falls due appropriate
out of the general revenues and assets of the
Presidency a sam equal to one half-year’s
interest on the whole of the loan outstanding
and shall remit that sum 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. Development (Housing 8: ANTIGUA
Programme) 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
suin 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 ov 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 later 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 so
remitted to them as afuresaid 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 extine-
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.

(ec) In case the sinking fund provided
for by this Ordinance shall be insufficient for
the payment of all the principal moneys
borrowed under the authority of this Ordi.
nance at the time the same shall have become
due the Governor shall make good the



Asticua = 4 Development (Housing No. 7 of 1954,
Programme) Loan,

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. Rosrnson,
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 Office, Leeward Islands,
by E. M.Bracrman, E.D. Government Printer—By Authority.
1954,
490—8.54. _ + [Price 6 cents.)





STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

1952 No. 1856
MERCHANT SHIPPING
Deserters from Foreign Ships

The Merchant Shipping (Foreign Deserters) (Kingdom of
Sweden) (Revocation) Order, 1952

_ Made oot et 21st October, 1952
Laid before Parliament 22nd October, 1952
Coming 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
Majesty’s dominions desert from merchant ships belonging to subjects
of certain Powers shall be liable to be apprehended and carried on
board their respective ships; which said Order in Council is, by virture
of the provisions of Section 745 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894
(c) (hereinafter 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, Her Majesty 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, ‘ler Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred
upon Her 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 deciare, and it is hereby ordered and declared, as follows:—

1.—(1) Uhis Order may be cited as the Merchant Shipping
(Foreign Deserters) (Kingdom of Sweden) (Revocation) Order, 1952,
and shall come 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 the interpretation of an Act
of Parliament.



(a) Rev. XIV, p. 154. (b) 15 & 16 Vict. c 26. (ec) 57 & 58 Vict. c. 60.
(d) 52 & 583 Vict. c. 63.



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

F. J. Fernan,

ANTIQUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BhackmMAN, Government Printer —By Authority.
1954.
70/00055—480—8.54. Prioe 4 cents.



LEEWARD ISLANDS.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1954, No. 34,

POST OFFICE
Antigua Postal Service

Tug Antigua PosraL Service Rurrs anpd ReGurations, 1954
DATED AvGusT 25, 1934, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR IN CoUNCIL
uNppR THE Post Orricn Act (Cav. 123),



1. Ciration anp Apriication. ‘These Rules and Regulations
may be cited as the Antigua Postal Service Rules and lt evulations 1954,
and shall apply only to the Presidency of Antigua.

2. InreRrreTatTion. In these Rules and Reculations, 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 command or charge of a ship;
a 1” al packet sent | ] ;

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 deseription of aircraft.

3. Posr Orrice Sun-ptvistons. The post offices established
or hereafter to be established in the Presidency shall be divided into
three groups, namely, the General Post Office, Branch Post Offices and
Sub-Post Offices.



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4. GENERAL Post Orrion, The head post office in the City of
St. Jobn shall he the General Post Office for the Presidency and all
other post offices in the Presidency shall be managed and controlled
thereunder.

5. Brancu AND Sup-Posr Orrrcres, The remaining post offices
(other than the General Post Office) in the Presidency shall be Branch
Post Offices or Sub-Poxt Offices respectively as specified in Schedule A
hereto.

6. Brancu 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. Svp-Posrmasters. 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 or Post Orricrs. 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 Orprer Orrices. 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
ax “ Antigua (St. John’s)” and “ Antigua (Barbuda) ”.

10. Hours or Bustyess on Week Days. (1) The post offices
of the Presidency shall be opened to the public from 8.15 a.m. to
3.50 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 11.80 a.m.

(2) The hours for transacting money and postal order business
shall be fixed by the Postmaster subject to the approval of the
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administrator.

11. Sunnays anp Hoxtpays. Whenever the arrival or departure
of any ship with mails in the Presidency falls ona 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 aud any Branch Post Office of the Presidency may
be opened on that day for the receipt and delivery of mails, for the
despatch of mails 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.



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12.) Denivery or Letrers rx THe Crry AND Scpcrss, Within
the limits of the City of Saint John as defined by section 4 (2) of the
Saint John’s City Ordinance 1907, (No. 1/1907) 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. Denivery or Lerrers 1x Country Districts. (1) There
shall be a house to house delivery in the country districts of the
Presidency operated from the respective suh-post offices and on the
days and to the places as shown in Schedule B hereto,

(2) Suk-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 authorised 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. [ytanp Marrs. (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 cic:—-the date and hour of despatch, the mode of
conveyance, 2 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 mnils shall give a receipt for the
same on the appropriate way bill.

(6) Empty bags when not used for the return mails shall be
returned as soon as possible to the General Post Office.

15. Barsupa Mars. (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:



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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. Exrernan Marrs. (1) The hour for closing mails shall be
fixed by the Postinaster.

(2) The ordinary posting box shall not be cloared after the hour
fixed for closing mails,

17. Way Birts. The Postmaster shall furnish the master (or
his agent) of every ship by whieh mails are conveyed witha way bill
specifying the numbers of bags of mails and their destinations and shall
obtain a receipt from such inaster or agent.

18. Unnawrut Convryancrk or Postal Packers. (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 Letrers. (1) Government letters addressed
to British destinations, if duly franked, may be received unstamped.
Such letters should not be posted in a letter bux, but should be handed
in over the counter toa 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 heads of departments and others specified in Schedule C
hereto are entitle] to frank Government letters as prescribed therein.
Letters from certain departments approved by the Governor or Admin-



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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 prinied on an envelope shall not be regarded
as a frank unless authenticated by a signature or initials of an
authorised 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 December
ensuing next ensuing

For a large box $6.60 $10.00

For a smal] box $3.30 $5.00

(3) In the event ofa key of a box being lost or mislaid the 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 an amount of $2.40 in addition
to the rent of the box shall be deposited with the 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. Arr Mais. Eevee to be forwarded by air mail shall be
marked ‘By Air Mail” ‘Par Avion” and are transmitted by air if
the charges prepaid erreene at; least three quarters of air mail
postage; “but if they do not, the letter will be withheld from the
air mail and forwarded by ordinar y means in which case the inscription
“ By Air Mail” should be deleted ‘by two thick parallel lines.

22. Air Mai Postage. (1) There shall be charged and paid
on air mail postal packets and air mail parcels posted in the Presidency,
the rates of postave set forth in Sebedule D hereto.

(2) The postage must be fully prepaid. Any postal packet or pacce
in respect of which the postage is nduifeenly prepaid but bears 75%
or more of the postage will be sureli weed with an amount equivalent to
double the deficiency Vand forwarded by air mailaf it is indicated thereon
that the packet or parcel is intended for conveyance by air.



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23. Surrace Mai Posracr. (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, Posrau Srationrry. (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 v1z:—

Size F (about 54 x 3} inches)
Size G (about 6 x 33 inches)
Size H2 (about 9 x 4 inches)
Size K (about 113. 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. mar

(4) Embossed printed or A ew 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 provided
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. Postar Orpers. (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 therefor 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.



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(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
Presidency in extension of value as follows:—

(a) Postage stamps not exceeding two in number and up to and
including ‘4/6 ($1.08); and

in total value to orders of denominations above 4/6 ($1.08).

(4) The rates of poundage set forth in Schedule H (6) hereto shall be
payable on the several denominations of postal orders issued in the
- Presidency.

26. Mowry Orpers: (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

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

aforesaid.

(3) Money orders issued in Canada or the United States drawn in
Soilars shall be paid in the Presidency in British West Indian currency
“- converted at such rate as may be prescribed bv 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
postal administration of the Presidency or Colony and the postal adminis-
tration of the country concerned, the equiva'ent 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 orJer 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.








(4) The Postmaster of the Presidency shall keep himself constantly
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,

from time to time or according ¢ to such instructions as be may receive,

(6) Postage stamps not exceeding three in number and 22 cents:

‘or the United States of America shall be drawn in dollars, and the —

according to such table or formula as may be prescribed and published as

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(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,
viz: Alaska, Canal Zone, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Samoa, and the Virgin
Islands of the United States.

27. Money Orner Corresponpence. Money ordera issued at
any money order office other than St. John’s shall be advised to the
General Post Office, and no correspondence 6r 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. Powkr vo Susvenp Issues. In the event of sudden fluctua-
tions in the banking rate of exchange which might involve loss to the
postal administration in the settlement of postal order or money order
transactions with other countries or colonies, the Administrator shall
have power to suapend, 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. Repiy-paip Postcarps. Reply-paid’ postcards shall not
be issued in the Presidency. The reply halves of reply-paid postcards
issued by other postal adininistrations shall be accepted subject to the
regulations of the Universal Postal Union.

39. Repry Couvons. Reply coupons shall not be issued ii the
Presidency. Reply coupons issued in other countries of the Universal
Postal Union shall be exchangeable at any money order cffiee in the
Presidency for stamps valued as follows:—

International Coupons 8 cents
Commonwealth Reply Coupons eS

31. Deenstons ov Postran Packers. (1) The maximum dimen-
sions of letters, printed papers, commercial papers, papers impressed for



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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 ink.
(2) The dimensions of post-cards shall be as follows:—
Minimum. 4 inches in length by 2} inches in width.
Maximum. 5% inches in length by 44 inches in width.
. (8) 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 fect 6 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, 416; printed papers, 6$tb:
Provided that the limit of weight for a printed voluine sent singly
shall be 11 th.

(6) Papers impressed for the use of the blind, 15 Th.

(c) Samples:
(1) to British destinations, 5 th.
- (2) to other destinations, 1 tb.

(d) Small packets: 2 tb.

. (e) Parcels: 22 fh 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 Postmaster 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. Notice ro Appressers or Posrat Packers. A notice shall
be addressed as soon us 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. Cusroms DecnaraTIon oN Ovreoinc Parcers. Every
parcel to be sent outside the Presidency shall bear a customs declaration”
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. ApsENCE or Customs DecraraTION on Incominc 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 him 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. Revaruation or Parcers. If upon revaluation the addressee
is not satisfied that a fair value has been assessed he may sppeal 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.

87. Recorp or Parcrts. 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
pame of the ship by which the parcel has arrived, and the duty paid
thereon. ach parcel shall be entered serially in the record and shall
bear a number corresponding to that entered in the record.

38. Notice or ARRIVAL or ParceLs. (1) It shall be the duty —
of the officer in charge of the parcel post 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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89. Unciarmep Parcets. In the absence of a definite request for
-abandonment, an unclaimed parcel, if undelivered at the original address
or 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. Reruryep Parcers. 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 cither:—

(a) sold by public auction if the contents of the parcel 50
warrant, and the proceeds, after deducting expenses und post
office charges, will be returned to the sender; or

(6) destroyed under the supervision of an officer of the

Post Office.

.. 41. SErvicz or 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. Savine as To C.O. D. anv Insurep Parcers. Rules 34
to 41 inclusive of these Rules and Regulations shall not affect the Rules
governing the exchange of cash on delivery or insured _puarcels.

43, C.0.D. Parcers. (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. Sgrvice wirn Great Brirain. 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 8rd day of September, 1919, shall
continue to have full force and effect in the Presidency.

45. Insurep Articirs. (1) Insured letters, boxes and parcels
shall be exchanged only with countries participating in the service,





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(S) 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 consist of the insurance fee specified in paragraph
7 of Schedule LK hereto and in addition:—

(7) letters: the postage and fixed registration fee applicable to
4 reyistered letter of the same weight and for the same destination.

(b) boxes: the special postage fee specified in paragraph 8 of
Schedule E hercto, 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) Tusured 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 box addressed to the Presidency or sent in transit
through the Presidency shal! be accompanied by a customs declaration in
the form preseribed. An insured box posted in the Presidency shall be
acovinpanied by a customs Jeclaration in the form prescribed and of the
number required by the country of destination.

46. COMPENSATION FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE OF PaRcets. (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 persons
who may in the opinion of the Pcstinaster establish a reasonable claim to
compensation (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 $4.80 fora
parcel not exceeding eleven pounds in weight, as he may think just.

(2) In no ease will compensation be given when such loss or damage
arises from any fault or neglect of the sender or frou: the nature of the
contents, or where the parcel cannot be accounted for in consequence of
the loss of official documcits from any such cause,

(3) When it cannot be determined where the loss or damage
occurred, compensation shall be borue equally by the despatching and
receiving administrations,

47. InDEMNITIES IN RESPECT or RecisteRED 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.

AS, GRATUITINS FoR Sma Carriage. (1) The gratuities payable
to owners, masters or agents of ships conveying mails, including transit
inails, (other than ships under contract or in respect of which a subsidy



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is paid or in respect of which other arrangements exist for the convey-
ance of mails) shall not exceed the rates specitied i in Schedule J hereto.

(2) The rates hereby authorised 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. Sravistics. (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:—

(a) Letters, (4) postcards, («) printed papers, commercial
papers and samples, (cd) small packets, (v) blind literature, (7')
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 be entered; the number of postal
packets (other than external parcels) thus ascertained will be multiplied
by 26, and the resulting figures will be regarded as the approximate
number of postal packets despatched during ‘the yeu for the purposes of
official and other returns.

(3) Similar records will be kept in the General Post Office in
respect of external mails:

Provided that in the case of external parcels the precise numbers sre
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 be 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 Brussets. The Universal Postal Convention
and the Agreement. concerning Insured Letters and Boxes signed at
Brasscls on the Uth dav of July, 196%, so far as the same are applicable
to the Colony, shall continue to have full force and effect inthe
Presidency.



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52, Practice or Unirep Kincpow Post Orrice Apprtep. In
all mutters 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. Rrvocation. The Post Office Rules 1984, (S. R. & O. 1934
No. 35) and all amendments thereto, the Post Office Rules 1939
(S. R. & O. 1939 No. 17) and the Parcel Post Rules 1936 (8. R. & O.
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. Commencement. 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. KE. Penn,
Clerk of the Council.



SCHEDULE A

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(Rules 5 & 8)

Branch and Sub-Post Offices

Branch Post Offices

Barbuda

SCHEDULE B

Sub-Pust Offices

All Saints
Bendals
Bolans
Cedar Grove
Freetown
Grays Farm
Johnson’s Point
Liberta

Old Road
Parham
Seatous



(Rule 13)

Delivery of Mails (Country Districts)

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

All Saints
Bishops
Buckleys
Burkes
Follies
Jonases
Swetes
Tyrells

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Bolans
Blubber Valley
Cedar Hall
Ebenezer
Hermitage
Jennings
Jolly Hill
Roses

New Division
Seaforths
Willocks
Yorks

ALL SAINTS

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

BOLANS

All Saints

Belle Vue
Briggins

Duers

Freemans Village
Herberts
Renfrews
Sandersons

Sea View Farm
Matthews

(Along the route between Creekside & Ebenezer)



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BENDALS
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Bendals
Bath Lodge
Body Ponds
Emanuel Village
Green Castle
Hamiltons
John Hughes
Sawcolts
Wallings
CEDAR GROVE

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Cedar Grove
Barnes Hill
Blizzards

Cedar Valley
Crosbies

Friars Hill
Hodges Bay (including the Beach Hotel area)
Judges
Langfords
Marble Hill
New Winthorpes
Royals Estate
Thibou Jarvis
Weatherills

FREETOWN
Mondays, Wednesdays d 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
Turnbulls
Union Estate
Yeptons



Jounson’s POINT

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Johnson’s Point
Crabbe Hill
Ffryes

Orange Valley
Strangers View
St. Mary’s Rectory
Urlings

Mondays Wednesdays & Fridays

Liberta
Bethesda

Blakes
Christian Hill
Delaps

Morris Looby
The Brook
Willis Freemans

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Old Road
Brookes
Cades Bay
Claremont
Clements
James Taylor

LIBERTA

Tuesdays Thursdays & Saturdays

Liberta

Bailey Hill
Cherry Hill
Clarence House
Dimsdale
Dockyard
Kinglish Harbour
Piceadilly

OLD RoapD

(Along route between Old Road & Wallings)

JMondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Parham
Carlisle
Cassada Garden
Jeffreys Village
Jonas Village
New Parham
Osborne Village
Potters
Tennessee

Tuesdays, Thrrsdays & Saturdays

Parham

Blackmans

Codar Hill |

Donovans Fstate

Factory Road Kast of
St. Johnston’s Village

Fitehes Creck

Gunthorpes

North Sound

Paynters

Pigotts

Tomlinsons

Vernons

Weirs



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SEATONS
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Seatons

Bunting

Betty’s Hope
Coconut Hall
Collins .
Comfort Hall
Cotton

Ffryes Estate
Gaynors

Gilberts

Glanvilles
Lavingtong

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 Adiministrator

The Attorney General

Puisne Judges

The Crown 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 Commigsioner

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 Superintendent of Government Printing Office
The Magistrate or Additional Magistrate



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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, Antigua

S.P.0. or Constable in Charge of Police Stations

Medical Officers

The Surgeon Specialist, Holberton Hospital

The Superintendent, Lunatic Asylum

The Chairman, Board of Guardians

Chief Petty Officer, Leper Home a

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 Commanding the Defence Force

Branch Postmasters |

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 Conucils (to the Governor or Administrator or
Colonial Secretary or Clerk to Council)

Chairman, Public Boards (to Administrator only)

The Housing Executive Officer.

to other Post Offices only



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SCHEDULE D (Rule 22).

RATES OF POSTAGE Atv Jail.

West INDIES, NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA.













| z |
! Om & 7
| | aa A Air
Country of Destination. ae eee cea ; Za 2S parcels
pers oz.; cards, | Letters. | Ge Boa | ty
oo 'per db.
| Bgs |
! a o>
a ae ee ee ~ 7 oo | = ee ee a
($e | ga ge $e Fe
Argentina ah 22 | 12 8B:
Aruba Po 10 a, o 75
Bahamas or 14 7 12 4
Barbados 600 | 6 3! 5 3 21
Bermuda ‘ eee! 20 10 12 2 76
Bolivia wy «1910 7 |
Bonaire aol LO, 5 a 75
Brazil io 17 | 9 6
Br. Guiana mn 9 5 5 3 34
Br. Honduras Ba 1B, 7 5 4
Canada ree 1 G 12 6 3 86
Chile ae 23 12 8
Colombia ve 14 | 7 6
Costa Rica oe, 12 6 4 |
Cuba ar 10 | 5 4
Curacao S 4 30 33
Dominica el 8 | 4 5 4 | 25
Dominican Republic el 8 4 3 a7
Dutch Guiana a 12 6 3
Ecuador peel 14 | 7 5
El Salvador veel 13 7 5 |
French Guiana | 9, 5 4:
Grenada - Le 6 | 3 5 3 22
Guadeloupe a 8 4 3 | 29
Guatemala oe 13 7 4
Haiti 8 4 3B
Jamaica (including Turks and;
Caicos Islands and Cay- |
man Islands) Pr 10 a a 3 40)
Martinique =r 8 + | a 25
Mexico or 19 10 5
Montserrat ves 4 ae | B00 14
Nicaragua wen 12 6 | 5
Panama and Canal Zone — 10 ) 4 | D3
Peru vee 17 Om | 6 !
Puerto Rico a 5 4 3 ae)
St. Kitts pon! 4 7 3 3 If
St. Lucia a 6 3 | a | Bt V0
St. Martin os gi 4+: BY 33
EEE SEE CREA SS TT A OE TT OO AE A SER AE = NO EN AE A IT



a1
ANTIGUA AIR MAIL RATES—(Coni’d.)

WEST INDIES, NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
RATES OF POSTAGE,















| oe
I | Post. | Ai BES. _ | Air
Country of Destination. ates a | I ae oe 4 3 parcels
| per }oz,, cards, | Letters. | 3 % 340 | perk lb.
i ga
| —
$C S ¢. $c & ¢. $ ¢.
St. Vineent wee 6 3 3 3 20
Surinam ees 8 4 3
Trinidad wee! 8 4 5 3 25
Tobago we & 4 | 5 3 26
United States Le 12 6 6 85
Uruguay 22 12: 8
Venezuela see 8 4 4
Virgin Islands, British (via.

St. Thomas) Le 6 3 ) 3 20
Virgin Islands, U.S. A. see 6 3 | 3 20
GREAT BRITAIN AND BEYOND: |
Aden a 58 20 | 12
Algeria wee! 58 | 29 | 12
Australia a 16 38 | 12
Azores sae a8 29 12
Belgian Congo wee! 70 | 35 | 12
Brunei wee 70 | 35 | RQ
Burma ae 70 35 12!

Cameroons we 70 35 | 2,

Yanary Is. 46 23 12 | |
Ceylon a 70 35 12 |
China = 76 38 12
Cook Islands vee! 76 38 12
Cyprus veel 58 29 12 |
Egypt wee 58 29. | 12
Ethiopia we 58! 29 | 2 |
Europe a 46 23 | 12 | 26
Falkland Is. tee 70 35 12
Fiji Is. wee 76 38 12 |
Fr. West African Territories... 70 35 12 |
Gambia Lee 70 3D 12
Gilbert and Hilice Is. vee 76 38 12
Gold Coast wee 70 35 12
Great Britain wen 40 20 | 12 sj 2.85
Hawaii we | TW 35 12 | |
Hong kong be 70 BA 12
India veel 70 35 | 12 |
Indonesia ve 70 35 12
Tran 58 29 12 | |
Traq | 58 20 12 |







22

ANTIGUA AIR MAIL RATES—(Coni'd.)
GREAT BRITALN AND BEYOND. :

RATES OF POSTAGE.















| | | we _
| pote Ae | EE Te | ARE
Country of Destination. rae em : bee. ga 3 parcels
| | a3 per 4 lb.
oe
7 een er oa —_— | os —| . 7 a _ =
$ G | Re $ ec. $C. ec.
Israel i d8 | 24 | : 12: * $
Japan aes 76 38 12
Kenya we re 35 12
Korea a 76. 38 12
Lebanoi _ DS! 29 12
Liberia wf 700 BB 12
Madagascar oe 70 30 12
Madeira we 4b 23 12.
Malaya “a TO 35 eae
Mauritius ie | 35 | 12 |
Morocco oe 58 29 12 |
New Guinea ve 76! 38 12
New Zealand wee 16 38; 12 |
Nigeria i 70 | 35 12
North Borneo i 10 | 35: 12
Northern Rhodesia 7 70 35, 12
Pakistan vee q | 35 | 12 |
Philippines oes 6 38 | 12 |
Pitcairn Is. wel TO | 38 12 |
Portugese E. and W. Africa... 70 | 35 12 |
St. Helena am 70 |! 35 | 12 |
Sandi Arabi wf = 58 | 29 | 12
Senegal “ym | 35 |e | |
Seychelles 70 | 35 | 12
Sierra Leone rn | ee |
Singapore 70 | 35 12
Solomon Is. seat 76 | 38: 12
Somaliland we 58 | 29 | 12
South Africa wl = 70 BH dD
Southern Rhodesia vee 70 | 35: 12
Sudan we! 70 | 35 | 12
Syria Lew 58 | 29 12
Tanganyika Territory veel 70 | 35 12
Thailand vee! 70 | 35 12
Tibet wee 70 | 35 12
Tonga wl! 76} BB] AB
Tripolitania wei o8 | 29 | 12 |
Uganda veel 7 | 35 | 12
Zanzibar se 70 | 35 | 12
| |
ee ETT TA



23

SCHEDULE E. (Rule 23(1) ).
Surface Mail Postage Rates on Packets other than Parcels,
LETTERS AND POSTCARDS

(1) To any place in the Presidency

Letters,
For every two ounces or fraction thereof vee 2c.
Posteards ose Ie.

(2) To any place beyond the Presidency but within the Colony:—
Letters.

For every two ounces or fraction thereof wee 3c.
Posteards Pon 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 ve oc.
For every additional ounce or fraction thereof vee 3e.

Postcards see 4o,
(4) To all other places

Letters
Not exceeding one ounce wee Xe.
For every additional ounce or fraction thereof wee oC.
Postcards . ve de.

NEWSPAPERS AND ELECTIONEERING CIRCULARS.

(1) Newspapers published and registered in the Colony and electioneering

circulars in connection with public elections:—

(a) To any place in the Presidency :—
For any copy not exceeding 4 ozs. in weight os te,
For every additional 4 ozs. or fraction thereof vee te.

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

- For every copy not exceeding 4 ozs in weight we Age.

For every additional 4 ozs. or fraction thereof vee L fe,



D4

The rate shall be a rate for each copy, and if two or more copies are sent in a
single packet, each copy shall be Hable to the same postage as if posted separately,
provided that in io case sina copy ora packet of such copies be chargeable 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 wee 2c.
Commercial Papers to all places:—

Not execveding eight ounces we Se.

For every two ounces thereafter or fraction thereof ves 2c,
4, SAMPLES,

To all places:—

Not exceeding four ounces _ de.
For every two ounces therealter or fraction thereof 2c.

SMALL PACKETS.

an

To all places to which the service applies:—

Not exceeding eight ounces vw 166.
For every two ounces thereafter or fraction thereof oo te.

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

To all places .. Free
7. INSURANCE FEES.
Not exceeding $96 insured value . 16e,
Ss. INSURED BOXES.
Special rate of postage to all places to which the service applies:—
Not exceeding ten ounces we - 306,
For every two ounces thereafter or fraction thereof wee 6c.

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



£5
SQHEDULE F (Rule 23(2))

SURFACE MAIL POSTAGE RATES ON PARCELS

Prepaid Rates not ghoteding ot



Suey
Country of Destination and Route | 'Per! | | z che a
Ith ada. 3tb | 7Hb lun ae 2 E as

| tb .







Within the Presidency or between , |
Presidencies we : . 12! 24. 36! 60} 22 96.00

Bahamas via Bermuda =~ 24, 48 721.20) 22 96.00
Barbados wae i _ 24 48 721.208 22 96.00
Bermuda Pe 24, 48 7211.20! 22 96.00
British Guiana see 241 48 72) Te 22 96.00
Canada dt | ' 48( 90-1, 96 2.2 15. 96.00
Grenada : ite " 241 48 7211, > 22 96.00
St. Lucia can (244 48 72)1.20) 22 96.00
St. Vincent a 24 48 721.20) 22 96.00

Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, Saba,
St. Eustatius, St. Martin, and
St. Barths via St. Kitts ee 24, 48 72) 1.208 22 96.00
Trinidad and Tobago ae 24) $8 72) 1.20) 22 96.00
Jamaica, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao
wa Trinidad (Insurance Jamaica
only)



36 54 721.261 *22 96.00
1



Jamaica via Bermuda Pon 24, 48, 72, 1,.20), 22 96.00
Great Britain:—T via France Mon 72 1 06, 1. 40, 1.94, 22 96.00
Direct — 60 90, 1.201.708 22 96.00
Via Canada vad 1,06 1.80: 2.46; 3.90] 22 96.00
» U.S.A. wee 1.20.1, 90) 3.56! 6.50) 22, 96.00
» Barbados or Trinidad au 72: 1.24' 1.56: 2.36] 22) 96.00
Guadeloupe wf ad 48) 72 11!
U.S.A. and U.S. Virgin Islands wef 301 18 | 22; 96.00

U.S. Possessions via U.S.A. Alaska, ;
Canal Zone, Guam, Havana, ' : i
Philippines, Puerto Rico and
Samoa ef 42 | 36 | |

Dutch Guiana via British Guiana ive i 42) 72 1.08: 1.86} 11! 96.00

22) 96.00
Martinique via St. Lucia ss | 48! 90 1.26] 2.22 i 96.00
H.M. Ships in foreign waters via | |

London. a e 60 1.20, 1.74 8.00 | 96.00
. |

i 4 i i

*Parcels to Jamaica v7 Trinidad—Limit of weight 11 1b.

tIncluding Northern “Ireland but not Irish Republic. C.0.D. parcels
exchanged.



26

SCHEDULE G. (Rule 23 (3) )



Miscellaneous Services

Por the following services applicable to postal packets for all places:—

cents
Revistration Fee 6
Advice of Delivery of Registered Postal Packet 10

Knyuiry as to alleged loss or non-delivery of Postal Packet 12
Certificate of posting of an unregistered Postal Packet 1
Undertaking to pay customs and oiher charges on a parcel 12





Cash on delivery service Posting fee on each Parcel 4
Delivery fee on each Parcel &
Minimum surcharge in respect of non-payment or insuffi-
vient prepayment of postage 1
SCHEDULE H (Rule 25)

Postal Orders

(a) DENOMINATIONS

Ie, 24e, Bbe, 48e, 100, 72. We, $1.20, $1.68, $2.40, $3, $3.60,
$4.80 and $9.60,

(b) RATES OF POUNDAGE



Amount of Order Total Poundage payable
cents
Value 12¢. to 24¢.
» od6c. ,, $1.20 5
” pl.44 ” $2.40 8
oy P2OL 4, $5.02 10
vy 41.60 20
SCHEDULE I (Rule 26)

Money Orders—Rates of Commission
PaRY (I) ORDERS DRAWN IN STERLING

Payable in the Presidency 2c. for each £1 or fraction
thereof, with a minimum
charge of 6c.

Payable in other countries with which

Money Orders are exchanged direct de. for each £1 or fraction
thereof, with a minimum
charge of 8c.

Pant (17) ORDERS DRAWN IN DOLLARS

For every two dollars or fraction thereot zc,



a7

SCHEDULE J (Rule 48)

Gratuities for Sea Carriage



Country to which shipped Articles Rate
Other Presidencies in the c.
Leeward Islands. Letters Per lb net weight 10
U.S. Virgin Islands, Other Postal
Packets mo ” 1
French West Indies, Dutch
West. Indies Parcels . . 1
Other Countries Letters ee » 30
Other Postal
Packets ,, ,, ,, ” 34
Parcels ” ” ” ” 4
SCHEDULE K (Rule 53)
Rules Revoked
S. RB. & O.
YEAR No
The Antigua Postal Service Rules 1931 31
The Antigua Postal Service (Amend-
ment) 1932 1932 1
The Antigua Postal Service (Amend-
ment), 1941 1941 12

ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BeackMAN, ED,, Government Printer.---Ry Authority.
1954,

62/00050—562—8.54, [Price 36 cents]



Full Text


THE

. LXXXIT.

A

LEEWARD ISLANDS

GAZETTE.
Published by Authority.

THURSDAY, 26rx 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

(v) Mr. H. L.S. Moseuey M.A.,
B.C.L. (Dunelm), Senior Assistant
Master, St. Vincent Grammar
School, to be Reyistrar, Antigua, in
place of Mr. N. A. BERRIDGE.

(In substitution for the notice ap-
pearing in Gazette No. 89 of
the 19th August, 1954.)

The Secretariat,
at Antigua.
23rd August, 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 His Honour the
Administrator has been pleased to
appoint Mr. F. A. CLARKE to be
Secretary of the Whitley Council for
the Presidency of Antigua.

Administrators Office,
Antigua.
23rd Augast, 1954,

Ref. No. A. 13/136,

No. 79.

Appointinents and transfers ete.,
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. L.

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.

Epwarps, V., P.O. Class II to be
P. O. Class I, Country Board of

Health, Antigua. Jan. 1.
JOSEPH, K., 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, Antigua. Sept. 1.

Lewis, A., to be P. O. Class II,
Agriculture, Antigua. 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 I,
Public Works, Antigua. July 1.

Romeo, N., P. O. Class II to be P. O.
Class I, P. W. D. Antigua.
July 1.

SAMUEL, C. 8t.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 I, Post Office, Antigua.
Sept. 1.

Simon, T., to be P. O. Class II,
Holberton Hospital, Antigua.
Sept. 1.

SIMPSON, W., to be P. O.- Class I,
Public Works, Antigua. Jan. 1.

THIBOU, C., to be P. O. Class I],
Public Works, Antigua. Jan. 1.

WATKINS, C., P. O. Class II], 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. Q. Class II, to be P. O.
Class I, Municipal, Antigua.
Jan. 1.
Swirt, Miss R. E., to be Junior
Clerk, Municipal, Antigua.
July 12.

No. 80.

The following Ordinances, Statutory
Instrument and Statutory Rule and
Order are circulated with this Guzette
and form part thereof:—

ORDINANOE.
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 3lst
December, 1954 for the supply of the
undermentioned items to Government
Institutions :—

PAYNTER’S DAIRY—

Milk delivered at 14c. per hottle.
164
A, BARRETTO—
Milk delivered at lic. per bottle.
EUGENE JARDINE—
Bread delivered at 15c. per 1b.
NorRIS ROBERTS—

Meut—Beef (Steak)—46c.
Sirloin 35c. per Ib.

per lb.

Liver 29ce. ,,,,

Mutton 36c. ,, ,,

Pork 36e. ” ”
J. PIGOTT—

Cornmeal (Imported) at $12.48 per
100 1b. bag.

BUSINESS BUREAU—

Cornmeal (Local) at $12.00 per
100 1b. bag.

JOSEPH DEW AND SON, LTD.—

Kerosene Oil at wholesale price on
the date of delivery, less 24% and
less duty.

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

TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 16th 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 tlie 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,
Aoting Registrar of Trade Marks.

THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.

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 Publie Auc-
tion at the Old Secondary School
Annex at Webb’s Extension on Wed-
nesday the Ist 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 Hstates.

M. 65A4/8—1V.



Statement of Currency Note
Circulation in the British
Caribbean Territories (East-
ern Group) on ist 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) .. 24,139,114.00
Barbados ... 9,814,900.00
British Guiana ... 12,205,785.00
Grenada -» 1,657,100-00
St. Vincent 526,400.00
St. Lucia 861,000.00
Dominica 943,400.00
Antigua 1,421.300.00

St. Kitts 1,516,500.00



Total Br. Caribbean
Currency Notes .. £9,085,499.00

Trinidad and Tobago
Government Note
circulation

Barbados Government
Note circulation w. — - 158,027.00

Br. Guiana Government
Note circulation

.-. 1,380,798.00

513,768.00





Total Government
Note circulation

e+ 2,052,593.00





Total circulation on
Ist Angust, 1954 51,138,092.00



L. SPENCE,
Hrecutive Commissioner,
British Carihbean
Currency Bourd.

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

[26 August, 1952.
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,

EK. T. HENRY,
Clerk to the Administrator.

Administrator’s Office,
Antigua.
14th 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 Paulin the Island of
Antigua allas the same are delineated
on maps or plans of the said urea
prepared by Mr. MICHAEL ST. CLAIR
BATSON Licensed Surveyor and con-
taining the areas set out as follows:—



Lot No. 9B 4.318 acres
» » lA 3.920 ,,
» ow 46 5,000 sq. ft.
GG ae 00 2.532 acres
oe ee 0.795 ,,
si p- (OD 1.083 ,,
ae ee 98 964 ,,
» » LO2 1.951 ,,

» 108 0.849 ,,
yy 105 1.330 ,,
ANTIGUA
Control of Imports and
Exports.

Notice No. 8 of 1954.

TENDER FOR FLOUR.

Tenders are invited for the supply
of five thousand half bags of 100 Ib
each “FE” grade flour from Local
Commission Agents of Canadian
Flour Mills. Quotations should be
C.LF. ANTIGUA and should include
agent’s cominission.

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.
26 August, 1954]

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 Jowest cr any
tender.

Administrator's Office,
Antigua.
loth August, 1954.

Ret. No. A. 40/18.

British Caribbean Air Trans-
port Advisory Council
Barbados.

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

ADMINISTRATIVE SECURH-
TARY (Civil Aviation) at an annual
salary in scale £900 x 50—£1,000
per annum. Passages on assumption
and termination of appointment for
the Administrative Secretary and
family up to five in all from and to
tne place of engagement will he
paid by the Council.

The post does not at present carry
pension or superannuation ‘ights.
The appointment will be for « period
of three years in the first instance.

Candidates should possess know-
ledge and experience in office
Management and also some experience
in aeronautical practice and proce-
dures and a knowledge of the civil
aviation pattern in the British West
Indies.

The Council reserves the rievht to
fill the post by invitation if no suaita-
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 he addressed
to the Execntive Secretary, Regional
Economic Conmittee, Hastings
House, Barbados, before 15th Septem-
ber, 1954.



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

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

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

THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.

Quarters are provided for which
rent, at the rate of 10% of salary or
o% 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 toa
travelling allowance at present at the
rate of $1276 per annum. Govern-
ment will be prepared to approve a
ioan 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 inelnde the direction of
Agricultural Extension and = Soil
Conservation programmes, the res-
ponsibility for certain field experi-
ments and trials, as wellas general

work of an administrative nature.
The Agricultural Officer will be
depnty to the Superintendent — of

Agriculture for whom he will act as
occasion demands. ‘lhe officer will
be subject 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:

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

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

(2) 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
now advertised;

(7) Marital Status and number
of children.

Applicants shonld 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.

iba

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.

Government Office,
Grenada, B.W.I,
29th July, 1954.

Ref. No. 13/00004—IT,

Vacant Post of Assistant

Superintendent of Works,

Public Works Department,
St’ Vincent.

Applications are invited for the
vacaut 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
annuin, rising by annual increments
of $120 to $3,600 per annum.

3. No Cost of Living Allowance is
payable.

4, Quarters are not provided.

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

6. Applicants should have a work-
ing knowledge of the planning,
estimating, setiing out and construc-
tion of buildings, bridges, roads and
waterworks and their maintenance,

7. Previous experience ina 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
Hable to transfer to a similar post of
equivalent status in the Windward
Islands.

%. 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,

Ret. 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 $3,600 (£750) x $144 (£30)—
$4,320 (£900) per annum, plus a
temporary cost of living allowance of
165 THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE,

$300 (£62 1Us.) per annum, but some
improvement in these emoluments
may be expected to resnlt 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
knowledge ot surveying and valta-
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 he
required of him by the Chief Archi-
tect or other duly authorised officer.

QUALIFICATIONS :—

Candidates should be qualitied
Quantity Surveyors holding a certifi-
cate ax a Corporate Member of the
Royal Institution of Chartered Snur-
veyors, or an approved qualification
of similar status.

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

Printed at the Government Printing O

o. ‘Lue successful candidate will
be required to pass the usual medical
examination for admission to the
Public Service and may be required
to serve a probationary period of one
year in the first instanee. 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 days for each completed
month of resident service up to a
maximum of six months, subject toa
minimum tour of two years’ resident
service. The officer would also he
eligible for ‘assisted passages”? for
himself and wife only when travel-
ling to and from leave, subject tu the
provision of funds annually by the
Legislative Council and to the re-
quirements of the Publie 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, should be
ANTIGUA.

Government Printer.—By Authority,
1954

[26 August, 1954

addressed to the Chief Establishment
Officer, Central Secretariat—istab-
lishment Department, and must reach
him not later than the 3lst August,
1954.

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



Ref. No. 13/00004—I1.

RAINFALL FIGURES.

Central Experiment Station,

Antigua.

1950, 1951, 1952. 1955. 1954,
Jan. 5.41 3.60 2.41 1.98 3.04
Feb. 2.52 188 1.60 1.02 2.45
Mar. 1.58 1.09 1.62 5.60 1,08
Apr. 244 216 Bld 2.06 AY
May 2.06 10.54 3.07 1.50 3.88
June 1.66 2.74 5.74 131 3.32
July 185 328 8.38 320 847
Aug. 21 7.34 7.22 2.96 214 2.41

24.86 32.51 28.92 18.76 20.09







ffiee, Leeward Islands, bySE, M, BLackman, E.D,

[Prive 52 cents. ]
No. 7 of 1954, Development (Housing

Programme) i Loan.

[ L.8.]
I Assent,
K. W. Biackpurnr,
Governor.
19th August, 1954.

[19th August, 1954. ]

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.

WHEREAS it is expedient to raise a loan of
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
Development (Housing Programme) Loan Ordi-
nance, 1954,

2. The Governor is hereby authorised to
raise a loan of an amount sufficient to produce as
nearly as may be the sum of one hundred and
forty-four thousand dollars and such further sums
as may be necessary to defray the expenses of issue.

8. The principal moneys and interest repre-
sented by the loan issued under the provisions of
this Ordinance are hereby charged upon and shall
be payable out of the general revenues and assets
of the Presidency.

4. The loan hereby authorised or any part
of it may be raised in London under the provisions
of the General Loan and Stock Ordinance, 1950 or,
notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the
said Ordinance, independently of that Ordinance,
us the Governor or the Crown Agents for Oversea

ANTIGUA

Preamble.

Short Title.

Authority to
Governor to
borrow
$144,000.

Security for
loan

Method of
raising loan.

8/1 U5Q,
ANTIGUA

Application of
loan.

Constitution
of sinking :
fund and pay
ment of
interest.

2 Dervelopnient (Housing No. 7 of 1954.

Programme) Loan.

Governments and Administrations (hereinafter
referred to as the Crown Agents) acting on his
behalf may decide.

5. (1) Any sum raised to defray the ex-
penses 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 appropriated and 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.

6. (1) If any loan hereby authorised is
raised under the provisions of the General Loan
and Stock Ordinance, 1950, then the contribution
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 shall in
each halt-vear ending with the day on which
the interest on the loan falls due appropriate
out of the general revenues and assets of the
Presidency a sam equal to one half-year’s
interest on the whole of the loan outstanding
and shall remit that sum 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. Development (Housing 8: ANTIGUA
Programme) 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
suin 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 ov 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 later 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 so
remitted to them as afuresaid 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 extine-
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.

(ec) In case the sinking fund provided
for by this Ordinance shall be insufficient for
the payment of all the principal moneys
borrowed under the authority of this Ordi.
nance at the time the same shall have become
due the Governor shall make good the
Asticua = 4 Development (Housing No. 7 of 1954,
Programme) Loan,

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. Rosrnson,
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 Office, Leeward Islands,
by E. M.Bracrman, E.D. Government Printer—By Authority.
1954,
490—8.54. _ + [Price 6 cents.)


STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

1952 No. 1856
MERCHANT SHIPPING
Deserters from Foreign Ships

The Merchant Shipping (Foreign Deserters) (Kingdom of
Sweden) (Revocation) Order, 1952

_ Made oot et 21st October, 1952
Laid before Parliament 22nd October, 1952
Coming 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
Majesty’s dominions desert from merchant ships belonging to subjects
of certain Powers shall be liable to be apprehended and carried on
board their respective ships; which said Order in Council is, by virture
of the provisions of Section 745 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894
(c) (hereinafter 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, Her Majesty 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, ‘ler Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred
upon Her 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 deciare, and it is hereby ordered and declared, as follows:—

1.—(1) Uhis Order may be cited as the Merchant Shipping
(Foreign Deserters) (Kingdom of Sweden) (Revocation) Order, 1952,
and shall come 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 the interpretation of an Act
of Parliament.



(a) Rev. XIV, p. 154. (b) 15 & 16 Vict. c 26. (ec) 57 & 58 Vict. c. 60.
(d) 52 & 583 Vict. c. 63.
2

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

F. J. Fernan,

ANTIQUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BhackmMAN, Government Printer —By Authority.
1954.
70/00055—480—8.54. Prioe 4 cents.
LEEWARD ISLANDS.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1954, No. 34,

POST OFFICE
Antigua Postal Service

Tug Antigua PosraL Service Rurrs anpd ReGurations, 1954
DATED AvGusT 25, 1934, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR IN CoUNCIL
uNppR THE Post Orricn Act (Cav. 123),



1. Ciration anp Apriication. ‘These Rules and Regulations
may be cited as the Antigua Postal Service Rules and lt evulations 1954,
and shall apply only to the Presidency of Antigua.

2. InreRrreTatTion. In these Rules and Reculations, 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 command or charge of a ship;
a 1” al packet sent | ] ;

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 deseription of aircraft.

3. Posr Orrice Sun-ptvistons. The post offices established
or hereafter to be established in the Presidency shall be divided into
three groups, namely, the General Post Office, Branch Post Offices and
Sub-Post Offices.
2

4. GENERAL Post Orrion, The head post office in the City of
St. Jobn shall he the General Post Office for the Presidency and all
other post offices in the Presidency shall be managed and controlled
thereunder.

5. Brancu AND Sup-Posr Orrrcres, The remaining post offices
(other than the General Post Office) in the Presidency shall be Branch
Post Offices or Sub-Poxt Offices respectively as specified in Schedule A
hereto.

6. Brancu 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. Svp-Posrmasters. 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 or Post Orricrs. 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 Orprer Orrices. 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
ax “ Antigua (St. John’s)” and “ Antigua (Barbuda) ”.

10. Hours or Bustyess on Week Days. (1) The post offices
of the Presidency shall be opened to the public from 8.15 a.m. to
3.50 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 11.80 a.m.

(2) The hours for transacting money and postal order business
shall be fixed by the Postmaster subject to the approval of the
eee y J pp

administrator.

11. Sunnays anp Hoxtpays. Whenever the arrival or departure
of any ship with mails in the Presidency falls ona 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 aud any Branch Post Office of the Presidency may
be opened on that day for the receipt and delivery of mails, for the
despatch of mails 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.
3

12.) Denivery or Letrers rx THe Crry AND Scpcrss, Within
the limits of the City of Saint John as defined by section 4 (2) of the
Saint John’s City Ordinance 1907, (No. 1/1907) 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. Denivery or Lerrers 1x Country Districts. (1) There
shall be a house to house delivery in the country districts of the
Presidency operated from the respective suh-post offices and on the
days and to the places as shown in Schedule B hereto,

(2) Suk-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 authorised 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. [ytanp Marrs. (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 cic:—-the date and hour of despatch, the mode of
conveyance, 2 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 mnils shall give a receipt for the
same on the appropriate way bill.

(6) Empty bags when not used for the return mails shall be
returned as soon as possible to the General Post Office.

15. Barsupa Mars. (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:
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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. Exrernan Marrs. (1) The hour for closing mails shall be
fixed by the Postinaster.

(2) The ordinary posting box shall not be cloared after the hour
fixed for closing mails,

17. Way Birts. The Postmaster shall furnish the master (or
his agent) of every ship by whieh mails are conveyed witha way bill
specifying the numbers of bags of mails and their destinations and shall
obtain a receipt from such inaster or agent.

18. Unnawrut Convryancrk or Postal Packers. (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 Letrers. (1) Government letters addressed
to British destinations, if duly franked, may be received unstamped.
Such letters should not be posted in a letter bux, but should be handed
in over the counter toa 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 heads of departments and others specified in Schedule C
hereto are entitle] to frank Government letters as prescribed therein.
Letters from certain departments approved by the Governor or Admin-
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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 prinied on an envelope shall not be regarded
as a frank unless authenticated by a signature or initials of an
authorised 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 December
ensuing next ensuing

For a large box $6.60 $10.00

For a smal] box $3.30 $5.00

(3) In the event ofa key of a box being lost or mislaid the 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 an amount of $2.40 in addition
to the rent of the box shall be deposited with the 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. Arr Mais. Eevee to be forwarded by air mail shall be
marked ‘By Air Mail” ‘Par Avion” and are transmitted by air if
the charges prepaid erreene at; least three quarters of air mail
postage; “but if they do not, the letter will be withheld from the
air mail and forwarded by ordinar y means in which case the inscription
“ By Air Mail” should be deleted ‘by two thick parallel lines.

22. Air Mai Postage. (1) There shall be charged and paid
on air mail postal packets and air mail parcels posted in the Presidency,
the rates of postave set forth in Sebedule D hereto.

(2) The postage must be fully prepaid. Any postal packet or pacce
in respect of which the postage is nduifeenly prepaid but bears 75%
or more of the postage will be sureli weed with an amount equivalent to
double the deficiency Vand forwarded by air mailaf it is indicated thereon
that the packet or parcel is intended for conveyance by air.
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23. Surrace Mai Posracr. (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, Posrau Srationrry. (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 v1z:—

Size F (about 54 x 3} inches)
Size G (about 6 x 33 inches)
Size H2 (about 9 x 4 inches)
Size K (about 113. 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. mar

(4) Embossed printed or A ew 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 provided
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. Postar Orpers. (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 therefor 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.
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(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
Presidency in extension of value as follows:—

(a) Postage stamps not exceeding two in number and up to and
including ‘4/6 ($1.08); and

in total value to orders of denominations above 4/6 ($1.08).

(4) The rates of poundage set forth in Schedule H (6) hereto shall be
payable on the several denominations of postal orders issued in the
- Presidency.

26. Mowry Orpers: (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

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

aforesaid.

(3) Money orders issued in Canada or the United States drawn in
Soilars shall be paid in the Presidency in British West Indian currency
“- converted at such rate as may be prescribed bv 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
postal administration of the Presidency or Colony and the postal adminis-
tration of the country concerned, the equiva'ent 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 orJer 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
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(4) The Postmaster of the Presidency shall keep himself constantly
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,

from time to time or according ¢ to such instructions as be may receive,

(6) Postage stamps not exceeding three in number and 22 cents:

‘or the United States of America shall be drawn in dollars, and the —

according to such table or formula as may be prescribed and published as

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‘respectively, and shall apply the rates of conversion as may be prescribed .
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(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,
viz: Alaska, Canal Zone, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Samoa, and the Virgin
Islands of the United States.

27. Money Orner Corresponpence. Money ordera issued at
any money order office other than St. John’s shall be advised to the
General Post Office, and no correspondence 6r 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. Powkr vo Susvenp Issues. In the event of sudden fluctua-
tions in the banking rate of exchange which might involve loss to the
postal administration in the settlement of postal order or money order
transactions with other countries or colonies, the Administrator shall
have power to suapend, 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. Repiy-paip Postcarps. Reply-paid’ postcards shall not
be issued in the Presidency. The reply halves of reply-paid postcards
issued by other postal adininistrations shall be accepted subject to the
regulations of the Universal Postal Union.

39. Repry Couvons. Reply coupons shall not be issued ii the
Presidency. Reply coupons issued in other countries of the Universal
Postal Union shall be exchangeable at any money order cffiee in the
Presidency for stamps valued as follows:—

International Coupons 8 cents
Commonwealth Reply Coupons eS

31. Deenstons ov Postran Packers. (1) The maximum dimen-
sions of letters, printed papers, commercial papers, papers impressed for
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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 ink.
(2) The dimensions of post-cards shall be as follows:—
Minimum. 4 inches in length by 2} inches in width.
Maximum. 5% inches in length by 44 inches in width.
. (8) 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 fect 6 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, 416; printed papers, 6$tb:
Provided that the limit of weight for a printed voluine sent singly
shall be 11 th.

(6) Papers impressed for the use of the blind, 15 Th.

(c) Samples:
(1) to British destinations, 5 th.
- (2) to other destinations, 1 tb.

(d) Small packets: 2 tb.

. (e) Parcels: 22 fh 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 Postmaster 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. Notice ro Appressers or Posrat Packers. A notice shall
be addressed as soon us 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. Cusroms DecnaraTIon oN Ovreoinc Parcers. Every
parcel to be sent outside the Presidency shall bear a customs declaration”
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. ApsENCE or Customs DecraraTION on Incominc 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 him 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. Revaruation or Parcers. If upon revaluation the addressee
is not satisfied that a fair value has been assessed he may sppeal 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.

87. Recorp or Parcrts. 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
pame of the ship by which the parcel has arrived, and the duty paid
thereon. ach parcel shall be entered serially in the record and shall
bear a number corresponding to that entered in the record.

38. Notice or ARRIVAL or ParceLs. (1) It shall be the duty —
of the officer in charge of the parcel post 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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89. Unciarmep Parcets. In the absence of a definite request for
-abandonment, an unclaimed parcel, if undelivered at the original address
or 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. Reruryep Parcers. 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 cither:—

(a) sold by public auction if the contents of the parcel 50
warrant, and the proceeds, after deducting expenses und post
office charges, will be returned to the sender; or

(6) destroyed under the supervision of an officer of the

Post Office.

.. 41. SErvicz or 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. Savine as To C.O. D. anv Insurep Parcers. Rules 34
to 41 inclusive of these Rules and Regulations shall not affect the Rules
governing the exchange of cash on delivery or insured _puarcels.

43, C.0.D. Parcers. (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. Sgrvice wirn Great Brirain. 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 8rd day of September, 1919, shall
continue to have full force and effect in the Presidency.

45. Insurep Articirs. (1) Insured letters, boxes and parcels
shall be exchanged only with countries participating in the service,


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(S) 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 consist of the insurance fee specified in paragraph
7 of Schedule LK hereto and in addition:—

(7) letters: the postage and fixed registration fee applicable to
4 reyistered letter of the same weight and for the same destination.

(b) boxes: the special postage fee specified in paragraph 8 of
Schedule E hercto, 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) Tusured 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 box addressed to the Presidency or sent in transit
through the Presidency shal! be accompanied by a customs declaration in
the form preseribed. An insured box posted in the Presidency shall be
acovinpanied by a customs Jeclaration in the form prescribed and of the
number required by the country of destination.

46. COMPENSATION FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE OF PaRcets. (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 persons
who may in the opinion of the Pcstinaster establish a reasonable claim to
compensation (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 $4.80 fora
parcel not exceeding eleven pounds in weight, as he may think just.

(2) In no ease will compensation be given when such loss or damage
arises from any fault or neglect of the sender or frou: the nature of the
contents, or where the parcel cannot be accounted for in consequence of
the loss of official documcits from any such cause,

(3) When it cannot be determined where the loss or damage
occurred, compensation shall be borue equally by the despatching and
receiving administrations,

47. InDEMNITIES IN RESPECT or RecisteRED 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.

AS, GRATUITINS FoR Sma Carriage. (1) The gratuities payable
to owners, masters or agents of ships conveying mails, including transit
inails, (other than ships under contract or in respect of which a subsidy
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is paid or in respect of which other arrangements exist for the convey-
ance of mails) shall not exceed the rates specitied i in Schedule J hereto.

(2) The rates hereby authorised 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. Sravistics. (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:—

(a) Letters, (4) postcards, («) printed papers, commercial
papers and samples, (cd) small packets, (v) blind literature, (7')
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 be entered; the number of postal
packets (other than external parcels) thus ascertained will be multiplied
by 26, and the resulting figures will be regarded as the approximate
number of postal packets despatched during ‘the yeu for the purposes of
official and other returns.

(3) Similar records will be kept in the General Post Office in
respect of external mails:

Provided that in the case of external parcels the precise numbers sre
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 be 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 Brussets. The Universal Postal Convention
and the Agreement. concerning Insured Letters and Boxes signed at
Brasscls on the Uth dav of July, 196%, so far as the same are applicable
to the Colony, shall continue to have full force and effect inthe
Presidency.
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52, Practice or Unirep Kincpow Post Orrice Apprtep. In
all mutters 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. Rrvocation. The Post Office Rules 1984, (S. R. & O. 1934
No. 35) and all amendments thereto, the Post Office Rules 1939
(S. R. & O. 1939 No. 17) and the Parcel Post Rules 1936 (8. R. & O.
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. Commencement. 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. KE. Penn,
Clerk of the Council.
SCHEDULE A

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(Rules 5 & 8)

Branch and Sub-Post Offices

Branch Post Offices

Barbuda

SCHEDULE B

Sub-Pust Offices

All Saints
Bendals
Bolans
Cedar Grove
Freetown
Grays Farm
Johnson’s Point
Liberta

Old Road
Parham
Seatous



(Rule 13)

Delivery of Mails (Country Districts)

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

All Saints
Bishops
Buckleys
Burkes
Follies
Jonases
Swetes
Tyrells

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Bolans
Blubber Valley
Cedar Hall
Ebenezer
Hermitage
Jennings
Jolly Hill
Roses

New Division
Seaforths
Willocks
Yorks

ALL SAINTS

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

BOLANS

All Saints

Belle Vue
Briggins

Duers

Freemans Village
Herberts
Renfrews
Sandersons

Sea View Farm
Matthews

(Along the route between Creekside & Ebenezer)
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BENDALS
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Bendals
Bath Lodge
Body Ponds
Emanuel Village
Green Castle
Hamiltons
John Hughes
Sawcolts
Wallings
CEDAR GROVE

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Cedar Grove
Barnes Hill
Blizzards

Cedar Valley
Crosbies

Friars Hill
Hodges Bay (including the Beach Hotel area)
Judges
Langfords
Marble Hill
New Winthorpes
Royals Estate
Thibou Jarvis
Weatherills

FREETOWN
Mondays, Wednesdays d 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
Turnbulls
Union Estate
Yeptons
Jounson’s POINT

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Johnson’s Point
Crabbe Hill
Ffryes

Orange Valley
Strangers View
St. Mary’s Rectory
Urlings

Mondays Wednesdays & Fridays

Liberta
Bethesda

Blakes
Christian Hill
Delaps

Morris Looby
The Brook
Willis Freemans

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Old Road
Brookes
Cades Bay
Claremont
Clements
James Taylor

LIBERTA

Tuesdays Thursdays & Saturdays

Liberta

Bailey Hill
Cherry Hill
Clarence House
Dimsdale
Dockyard
Kinglish Harbour
Piceadilly

OLD RoapD

(Along route between Old Road & Wallings)

JMondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Parham
Carlisle
Cassada Garden
Jeffreys Village
Jonas Village
New Parham
Osborne Village
Potters
Tennessee

Tuesdays, Thrrsdays & Saturdays

Parham

Blackmans

Codar Hill |

Donovans Fstate

Factory Road Kast of
St. Johnston’s Village

Fitehes Creck

Gunthorpes

North Sound

Paynters

Pigotts

Tomlinsons

Vernons

Weirs
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SEATONS
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Seatons

Bunting

Betty’s Hope
Coconut Hall
Collins .
Comfort Hall
Cotton

Ffryes Estate
Gaynors

Gilberts

Glanvilles
Lavingtong

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 Adiministrator

The Attorney General

Puisne Judges

The Crown 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 Commigsioner

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 Superintendent of Government Printing Office
The Magistrate or Additional Magistrate
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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, Antigua

S.P.0. or Constable in Charge of Police Stations

Medical Officers

The Surgeon Specialist, Holberton Hospital

The Superintendent, Lunatic Asylum

The Chairman, Board of Guardians

Chief Petty Officer, Leper Home a

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 Commanding the Defence Force

Branch Postmasters |

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 Conucils (to the Governor or Administrator or
Colonial Secretary or Clerk to Council)

Chairman, Public Boards (to Administrator only)

The Housing Executive Officer.

to other Post Offices only
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SCHEDULE D (Rule 22).

RATES OF POSTAGE Atv Jail.

West INDIES, NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA.













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Argentina ah 22 | 12 8B:
Aruba Po 10 a, o 75
Bahamas or 14 7 12 4
Barbados 600 | 6 3! 5 3 21
Bermuda ‘ eee! 20 10 12 2 76
Bolivia wy «1910 7 |
Bonaire aol LO, 5 a 75
Brazil io 17 | 9 6
Br. Guiana mn 9 5 5 3 34
Br. Honduras Ba 1B, 7 5 4
Canada ree 1 G 12 6 3 86
Chile ae 23 12 8
Colombia ve 14 | 7 6
Costa Rica oe, 12 6 4 |
Cuba ar 10 | 5 4
Curacao S 4 30 33
Dominica el 8 | 4 5 4 | 25
Dominican Republic el 8 4 3 a7
Dutch Guiana a 12 6 3
Ecuador peel 14 | 7 5
El Salvador veel 13 7 5 |
French Guiana | 9, 5 4:
Grenada - Le 6 | 3 5 3 22
Guadeloupe a 8 4 3 | 29
Guatemala oe 13 7 4
Haiti 8 4 3B
Jamaica (including Turks and;
Caicos Islands and Cay- |
man Islands) Pr 10 a a 3 40)
Martinique =r 8 + | a 25
Mexico or 19 10 5
Montserrat ves 4 ae | B00 14
Nicaragua wen 12 6 | 5
Panama and Canal Zone — 10 ) 4 | D3
Peru vee 17 Om | 6 !
Puerto Rico a 5 4 3 ae)
St. Kitts pon! 4 7 3 3 If
St. Lucia a 6 3 | a | Bt V0
St. Martin os gi 4+: BY 33
EEE SEE CREA SS TT A OE TT OO AE A SER AE = NO EN AE A IT
a1
ANTIGUA AIR MAIL RATES—(Coni’d.)

WEST INDIES, NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
RATES OF POSTAGE,















| oe
I | Post. | Ai BES. _ | Air
Country of Destination. ates a | I ae oe 4 3 parcels
| per }oz,, cards, | Letters. | 3 % 340 | perk lb.
i ga
| —
$C S ¢. $c & ¢. $ ¢.
St. Vineent wee 6 3 3 3 20
Surinam ees 8 4 3
Trinidad wee! 8 4 5 3 25
Tobago we & 4 | 5 3 26
United States Le 12 6 6 85
Uruguay 22 12: 8
Venezuela see 8 4 4
Virgin Islands, British (via.

St. Thomas) Le 6 3 ) 3 20
Virgin Islands, U.S. A. see 6 3 | 3 20
GREAT BRITAIN AND BEYOND: |
Aden a 58 20 | 12
Algeria wee! 58 | 29 | 12
Australia a 16 38 | 12
Azores sae a8 29 12
Belgian Congo wee! 70 | 35 | 12
Brunei wee 70 | 35 | RQ
Burma ae 70 35 12!

Cameroons we 70 35 | 2,

Yanary Is. 46 23 12 | |
Ceylon a 70 35 12 |
China = 76 38 12
Cook Islands vee! 76 38 12
Cyprus veel 58 29 12 |
Egypt wee 58 29. | 12
Ethiopia we 58! 29 | 2 |
Europe a 46 23 | 12 | 26
Falkland Is. tee 70 35 12
Fiji Is. wee 76 38 12 |
Fr. West African Territories... 70 35 12 |
Gambia Lee 70 3D 12
Gilbert and Hilice Is. vee 76 38 12
Gold Coast wee 70 35 12
Great Britain wen 40 20 | 12 sj 2.85
Hawaii we | TW 35 12 | |
Hong kong be 70 BA 12
India veel 70 35 | 12 |
Indonesia ve 70 35 12
Tran 58 29 12 | |
Traq | 58 20 12 |




22

ANTIGUA AIR MAIL RATES—(Coni'd.)
GREAT BRITALN AND BEYOND. :

RATES OF POSTAGE.















| | | we _
| pote Ae | EE Te | ARE
Country of Destination. rae em : bee. ga 3 parcels
| | a3 per 4 lb.
oe
7 een er oa —_— | os —| . 7 a _ =
$ G | Re $ ec. $C. ec.
Israel i d8 | 24 | : 12: * $
Japan aes 76 38 12
Kenya we re 35 12
Korea a 76. 38 12
Lebanoi _ DS! 29 12
Liberia wf 700 BB 12
Madagascar oe 70 30 12
Madeira we 4b 23 12.
Malaya “a TO 35 eae
Mauritius ie | 35 | 12 |
Morocco oe 58 29 12 |
New Guinea ve 76! 38 12
New Zealand wee 16 38; 12 |
Nigeria i 70 | 35 12
North Borneo i 10 | 35: 12
Northern Rhodesia 7 70 35, 12
Pakistan vee q | 35 | 12 |
Philippines oes 6 38 | 12 |
Pitcairn Is. wel TO | 38 12 |
Portugese E. and W. Africa... 70 | 35 12 |
St. Helena am 70 |! 35 | 12 |
Sandi Arabi wf = 58 | 29 | 12
Senegal “ym | 35 |e | |
Seychelles 70 | 35 | 12
Sierra Leone rn | ee |
Singapore 70 | 35 12
Solomon Is. seat 76 | 38: 12
Somaliland we 58 | 29 | 12
South Africa wl = 70 BH dD
Southern Rhodesia vee 70 | 35: 12
Sudan we! 70 | 35 | 12
Syria Lew 58 | 29 12
Tanganyika Territory veel 70 | 35 12
Thailand vee! 70 | 35 12
Tibet wee 70 | 35 12
Tonga wl! 76} BB] AB
Tripolitania wei o8 | 29 | 12 |
Uganda veel 7 | 35 | 12
Zanzibar se 70 | 35 | 12
| |
ee ETT TA
23

SCHEDULE E. (Rule 23(1) ).
Surface Mail Postage Rates on Packets other than Parcels,
LETTERS AND POSTCARDS

(1) To any place in the Presidency

Letters,
For every two ounces or fraction thereof vee 2c.
Posteards ose Ie.

(2) To any place beyond the Presidency but within the Colony:—
Letters.

For every two ounces or fraction thereof wee 3c.
Posteards Pon 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 ve oc.
For every additional ounce or fraction thereof vee 3e.

Postcards see 4o,
(4) To all other places

Letters
Not exceeding one ounce wee Xe.
For every additional ounce or fraction thereof wee oC.
Postcards . ve de.

NEWSPAPERS AND ELECTIONEERING CIRCULARS.

(1) Newspapers published and registered in the Colony and electioneering

circulars in connection with public elections:—

(a) To any place in the Presidency :—
For any copy not exceeding 4 ozs. in weight os te,
For every additional 4 ozs. or fraction thereof vee te.

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

- For every copy not exceeding 4 ozs in weight we Age.

For every additional 4 ozs. or fraction thereof vee L fe,
D4

The rate shall be a rate for each copy, and if two or more copies are sent in a
single packet, each copy shall be Hable to the same postage as if posted separately,
provided that in io case sina copy ora packet of such copies be chargeable 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 wee 2c.
Commercial Papers to all places:—

Not execveding eight ounces we Se.

For every two ounces thereafter or fraction thereof ves 2c,
4, SAMPLES,

To all places:—

Not exceeding four ounces _ de.
For every two ounces therealter or fraction thereof 2c.

SMALL PACKETS.

an

To all places to which the service applies:—

Not exceeding eight ounces vw 166.
For every two ounces thereafter or fraction thereof oo te.

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

To all places .. Free
7. INSURANCE FEES.
Not exceeding $96 insured value . 16e,
Ss. INSURED BOXES.
Special rate of postage to all places to which the service applies:—
Not exceeding ten ounces we - 306,
For every two ounces thereafter or fraction thereof wee 6c.

(in addition to the insurance fee and registration fee).
£5
SQHEDULE F (Rule 23(2))

SURFACE MAIL POSTAGE RATES ON PARCELS

Prepaid Rates not ghoteding ot



Suey
Country of Destination and Route | 'Per! | | z che a
Ith ada. 3tb | 7Hb lun ae 2 E as

| tb .







Within the Presidency or between , |
Presidencies we : . 12! 24. 36! 60} 22 96.00

Bahamas via Bermuda =~ 24, 48 721.20) 22 96.00
Barbados wae i _ 24 48 721.208 22 96.00
Bermuda Pe 24, 48 7211.20! 22 96.00
British Guiana see 241 48 72) Te 22 96.00
Canada dt | ' 48( 90-1, 96 2.2 15. 96.00
Grenada : ite " 241 48 7211, > 22 96.00
St. Lucia can (244 48 72)1.20) 22 96.00
St. Vincent a 24 48 721.20) 22 96.00

Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, Saba,
St. Eustatius, St. Martin, and
St. Barths via St. Kitts ee 24, 48 72) 1.208 22 96.00
Trinidad and Tobago ae 24) $8 72) 1.20) 22 96.00
Jamaica, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao
wa Trinidad (Insurance Jamaica
only)



36 54 721.261 *22 96.00
1



Jamaica via Bermuda Pon 24, 48, 72, 1,.20), 22 96.00
Great Britain:—T via France Mon 72 1 06, 1. 40, 1.94, 22 96.00
Direct — 60 90, 1.201.708 22 96.00
Via Canada vad 1,06 1.80: 2.46; 3.90] 22 96.00
» U.S.A. wee 1.20.1, 90) 3.56! 6.50) 22, 96.00
» Barbados or Trinidad au 72: 1.24' 1.56: 2.36] 22) 96.00
Guadeloupe wf ad 48) 72 11!
U.S.A. and U.S. Virgin Islands wef 301 18 | 22; 96.00

U.S. Possessions via U.S.A. Alaska, ;
Canal Zone, Guam, Havana, ' : i
Philippines, Puerto Rico and
Samoa ef 42 | 36 | |

Dutch Guiana via British Guiana ive i 42) 72 1.08: 1.86} 11! 96.00

22) 96.00
Martinique via St. Lucia ss | 48! 90 1.26] 2.22 i 96.00
H.M. Ships in foreign waters via | |

London. a e 60 1.20, 1.74 8.00 | 96.00
. |

i 4 i i

*Parcels to Jamaica v7 Trinidad—Limit of weight 11 1b.

tIncluding Northern “Ireland but not Irish Republic. C.0.D. parcels
exchanged.
26

SCHEDULE G. (Rule 23 (3) )



Miscellaneous Services

Por the following services applicable to postal packets for all places:—

cents
Revistration Fee 6
Advice of Delivery of Registered Postal Packet 10

Knyuiry as to alleged loss or non-delivery of Postal Packet 12
Certificate of posting of an unregistered Postal Packet 1
Undertaking to pay customs and oiher charges on a parcel 12





Cash on delivery service Posting fee on each Parcel 4
Delivery fee on each Parcel &
Minimum surcharge in respect of non-payment or insuffi-
vient prepayment of postage 1
SCHEDULE H (Rule 25)

Postal Orders

(a) DENOMINATIONS

Ie, 24e, Bbe, 48e, 100, 72. We, $1.20, $1.68, $2.40, $3, $3.60,
$4.80 and $9.60,

(b) RATES OF POUNDAGE



Amount of Order Total Poundage payable
cents
Value 12¢. to 24¢.
» od6c. ,, $1.20 5
” pl.44 ” $2.40 8
oy P2OL 4, $5.02 10
vy 41.60 20
SCHEDULE I (Rule 26)

Money Orders—Rates of Commission
PaRY (I) ORDERS DRAWN IN STERLING

Payable in the Presidency 2c. for each £1 or fraction
thereof, with a minimum
charge of 6c.

Payable in other countries with which

Money Orders are exchanged direct de. for each £1 or fraction
thereof, with a minimum
charge of 8c.

Pant (17) ORDERS DRAWN IN DOLLARS

For every two dollars or fraction thereot zc,
a7

SCHEDULE J (Rule 48)

Gratuities for Sea Carriage



Country to which shipped Articles Rate
Other Presidencies in the c.
Leeward Islands. Letters Per lb net weight 10
U.S. Virgin Islands, Other Postal
Packets mo ” 1
French West Indies, Dutch
West. Indies Parcels . . 1
Other Countries Letters ee » 30
Other Postal
Packets ,, ,, ,, ” 34
Parcels ” ” ” ” 4
SCHEDULE K (Rule 53)
Rules Revoked
S. RB. & O.
YEAR No
The Antigua Postal Service Rules 1931 31
The Antigua Postal Service (Amend-
ment) 1932 1932 1
The Antigua Postal Service (Amend-
ment), 1941 1941 12

ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BeackMAN, ED,, Government Printer.---Ry Authority.
1954,

62/00050—562—8.54, [Price 36 cents]