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The Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Dr. Gale Rigobert expresses great pleasure at the accession of fellow female Parliamentarian and Minister for Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs, Hon. Emma Hippolyte, to the post of Acting Prime Minister from February 25-28, 2015.

Hon. Dr. Rigobert observes that this event marked the first time in the history of Saint Lucia that a woman has assumed the highest position in the government. The Leader of the Opposition offers congratulations to Hon. Hippolyte and says this milestone is testament to the pivotal role of women in Saint Lucia’s politics.

She says it shows, further, that women are very capable of leading successfully at the highest levels of government. Hon. Dr. Rigobert also notes that such historical developments “validate the achievements of women and these go a long way in encouraging our young girls in particular to reach the heights of their potential.

As we prepare to commemorate International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8, 2015, we salute all the women who are trail blazers in their respective areas of endeavour.”
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