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The legal fraternity in St Lucia has been dealt a major blow following news of the death of an iconic leader.

Retired High Court Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and the head of the Constitution Reform Commission Her Ladyship Suzie D’Auvergne is dead, following a battle with Cancer.

Among the many offices, D’Auvergne served as Acting Justice of the Appeal Court and Judge of the International Labour Organization’s administrative tribunal

Between 1982 and 1988 she served as Saint Lucia’s first ever female Director of Public Prosecutions, and was the Island’s Solicitor General. She also served as a magistrate, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission as well as the head of the Constitution Reform Commission in St Lucia.

Speaking on her passing, colleague and friend David Cox described Her ladyship as a woman of deep warmth, integrity and compassion.

Mr Cox who was among members on the Constitution Reform Commission who worked closely with the retired judge has pointed to a major regret, highlighting the Justice Suzie D’auvergne will not be around to see the outcome of the Commission’s report.

Madam Justice D’auvergne chaired the constitutional review commission which was established in 2005.
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