THE BAHAMAS: Abdication from Elba

London's Colonial Office stiffly announced: His Royal Highness the Duke of Windsor has resigned, effective on April 30, as Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas. The resignation, said the Government, need occasion no surprise: the Governor's "normal tenure" of five years is almost up. The Bahamas have enjoyed a greater measure of prosperity since the Duke took office.

On Nassau's palm-fringed Government House a barrage of phone calls and cables descended. For half a day the Duke of Windsor was not at home to any queries. Then he donned a...

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