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Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has announced that Her Majesty The Queen was pleased to approve the appointment of Mr. Emmanuel Neville Cenac as the new Governor General of Saint Lucia, effective 1st January 2018.


Mr. Cenac is a former elected MP for the constituency of Laborie, has previously served as Saint Lucia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and also served as President of the Senate.


He was intricately involved in the movement for Windward Island unity. Mr. Cenac, an elder statesman, highly respected in the legal fraternity, retired from active political service in 2006 and has since written extensively on the Constitution of Saint Lucia.


In making the announcement, Prime Minister Chastanet profusely thanked former Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy for her service, noting that she always remain an icon as the first woman to hold this office and the longest serving Governor General.


In order to facilitate the transition, the Government had been in dialogue with Dame Pearlette, who marked her 20 year anniversary as Governor General in September 2017 with a calendar of activities in tribute.  


Meanwhile, Mr. Cenac will take the Oath of Office at an Installation Ceremony on Friday January 12th 2018.

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