Mr. CATHCART WASON
asked the cost per word for telegraphic messages from the United Kingdom to some of the more important West India isles, and the cost per word between some of the more important isles?413W
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The rates for ordinary telegrams from the United Kingdom to some of the principle West India Islands are as follows:—
A complete table of the rates will be found on pages 876 and 877 of the current edition of the Post Office Guide. I am informed that the local rates between some of the more important islands are as follows:—
s. d. s. d. Antigua 4 4 Martinique. 5 1 Barbados 4 9 St. Lucia 4 6 Cuba 1 8 & 1 10 St. Thomas 5 0 Jamaica 3 0 Trinidad 5 1
Jamaica—Cuba 1s. 4½d. a word. Jamaica—Antigua 2s. 5½d. a word. Antigua—Martinique 10d. a word plus 5d. a telegram. Martinique—St. Lucia 3d. a word plus 5d. a telegram. St. Lucia—St. Vincent 4d. a word. St. Vincent—Grenada. 5d. a word Grenada—Trinidad 6d. a word.