A Parliamentary Commissioner in the person of Doctor Hilda Rosemarie Husbands-Mathurin has been appointed by Governor General, Dame Pearlette Louisy.
Doctor Husbands-Mathurin took the oath of office this morning before the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Honourable Leonne Theodore-John, in accordance to Section 110(3) of The Constitution.
The ceremony took place in the Members’ Lounge at Parliament Building, Laborie Street, Castries.
Dr. Husbands-Mathurin previously served as both President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Assembly respectively.
The Office of Parliament has extended congratulations to her and wished her the very best in her new appointment.
The office said it looks forward to working with the new Parliamentary Commissioner.
The constitution of Saint Lucia says with regard to the Parliamentary Commissioner’s functions:
“The principal functions of the Parliamentary Commissioner shall be to investigate any decision or recommendation made including any advice give or recommendation made to a Minister, or any act done or omitted by any department of government or any other authority to which this section applies, or by officers or member of such a department or authority, being action taken in exercise of the administrative functions of that department or authority.”