Stephen Julien was officially sworn in this morning at Government House as Saint Lucia’s new Attorney General.
Asserting that he was ‘deeply honoured’ by the appointment, Julien said his first order of business would be to meaningfully engage the departments under his oversight to determine their needs.
He said he was reliably informed that under staffing remains a recurrent issue for some departments.
Julian stated this was especially so in regard to Crown Counsels.
“This has had a negative impact on the overall productivity,” he disclosed.
Julien, who was joined by his family and posed for a photo with Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy and Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, said without such support the cogs of government can significantly slow down to the detriment of the country.
He announced that he would depart from protocol associated with swearing ins to appeal to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet who was present at the swearing in ceremony, to allocate resources to the departments which collectively form the Attorney General’s Chambers.
Julien noted that the functions performed by the departments are essential to good governance.
He disclosed that a feature of his tenure would be to encourage greater synergy with other departments of government.