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Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Doctor Gale Rigobert, has praised former Governor General, Dame Pearlette Louisy, who demitted office on December 31, 2017 after twenty years in the position.

In wishing the outgoing Governor General well, Rigobert said Saint Lucia owes Dame Pearlette Louisy a special debt of gratitude.

‘Dame Pearlette Louisy has served Saint Lucia with distinction. Her poise, intellectual aptitude, wisdom, compassion and sense of humour defined her tenure,’ the minister observed.

Rigobert recalled that while  she served as Leader of the Opposition, she relied on Dame Pearlette Louisy’s good counsel and guidance.

‘I am eternally indebted to her,’ she stated.

Dr. Rigobert also recalled having the her ‘best laughs’ with Dame Pearlette Louisy.

‘She has quite a sense of humour which when laced with Creole, a language Dame has mastered, can make for a very pleasant encounter. I will miss having her on the Hill,’  she observed.

Rigobert wished Dame Pearlette Louisy well and expressed the hope that ‘we can continue to benefit from her vast experience as an educator of extraordinary distinction and  equally from her 20 years as Head of State.’

‘Dame Pearlette Louisy has inscribed her legacy as our first female and longest serving head of state. Her sterling service and unique style are now part of our rich historical tradition,’she asserted.

Rigobert said she is confident that Dame Pearlette Louisy’s  successor will be well equipped to build on her rich legacy.

18 COMMENTS

  1. I never wanted her to leave, I loved it when spoke create during the budget address, I made sure I did not miss a word, I did all what I had to do then sit and listen to this great lady.

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  2. Gale, cut the hypocrisy. You are part of the Administration that run behind her. Have you taken that position at Cabinet or party level? Are you not a Deputy Leader of the party? You are right: ‘Dame Pearlette Louisy has served Saint Lucia with distinction. Her poise, intellectual aptitude, wisdom, compassion and sense of humour defined her tenure” , qualities your PM, Guy and others in Cabinet will NEVER possess.

  3. Gale, cut the hypocrisy. You are part of the Administration that has caused her to leave the position. Did you recognize that at the cabinet or party level? Are not a deputy leader of the party? You are right:‘Dame Pearlette Louisy has served Saint Lucia with distinction. Her poise, intellectual aptitude, wisdom, compassion and sense of humour defined her tenure”. These qualities, your PM, Guy and some others in cabinet will NEVER possess.

  4. Gale, cut the hypocrisy. You are part of the Administration that has caused her to leave the position. Did you recognize that at the cabinet or party level? Are not a deputy leader of the party? You are right:‘Dame Pearlette Louisy has served Saint Lucia with distinction. Her poise, intellectual aptitude, wisdom, compassion and sense of humour defined her tenure”. These qualities, your PM, Guy and some others in cabinet will NEVER possess.

  5. Rich is the appropriate word here. How often does one get the chance to be put into such a position without a vote being cast. Living high on the hill over looking the plebs below who live in squalor and struggle to send their children to school. Shame on you perlette. A so called lover/ex educator of children who didnt even adopt a child of her own …maybe the house is a one bedroom??!! Shame on you for going along with the colonial culture passed down by the imperial masters in Britan! Shame on you for not libing modestly and setting an example by insisting that you be driven around in a more reasonably priced vehicle! Shame on you for not using your postion to bring about change in the colonial influences that affect the fabric of our society. Shame on you!!!!

  6. Rich is the appropriate word here. How often does one get the chance to be put into such a position without a vote being cast. Living high on the hill over looking the plebs below who live in squalor and struggle to send their children to school. Shame on you perlette. A so called lover/ex educator of children who didnt even adopt a child of her own …maybe the house is a one bedroom??!! Shame on you for going along with the colonial culture passed down by the imperial masters in Britan! Shame on you for not libing modestly and setting an example by insisting that you be driven around in a more reasonably priced vehicle! Shame on you for not using your postion to bring about change in the colonial influences that affect the fabric of our society. Shame on you!!!!

  7. It’s ironic that the Queen Elizabeth#2, who resides in England, is the Head of State of a black Caribbean sovereign State, and the GG is her representative. That needs to change if we are to become a truly and fully Independent Nation. These vestiges and legacies of colonialism must be completely discontinued. This ceremonial office, where the GG lives in ostentatious opulence, consumes a monumental portion of the government’s scarce resources. For just attending a few ceremonial events and signing a couple of documents throughout a calendar year, the Governor General is handsomely rewarded monetarily and otherwise while needy families with children to feed and school are mostly left to fend for themselves. Beef up the social safety net with some of the monies being paid to this irrelevant colonial ‘relic’.

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      • Triple 6, why can’t we legislate Term Limits for Prime Ministers? Two terms and you are out. Political power is too intoxicating and corrupting for politicians to stay at the pinnacle of power for too long. Many admirable professionals, doctors, lawyers, university lecturers want to turn politicians. Not for the good of the people because they see it as an easy and quick avenue to enrich themselves. The Caribbean is littered with too many shady, uncaring, corrupt, manipulative, inept people in parliament. We want servant leadership not dictatorship.

      • That’s exactly what would happen if we became a republic, Ralph from the South wanted that but the ppl stopped him in a referendum.

        I definitely agree that PMs should have term limits, because after a while, they become like vampires…and power is blood to them.

  8. Since the Dame’s legacy was so rich then it was in poor taste to terminate her tenure so unceremoniously. I agree that is some double speak by Gayle deRobot.

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