Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has announced that the Queen of England has approved the appointment of Emmanuel Neville Cenac as the new Governor General of Saint Lucia, effective 1st January 2018. Mr. Cenac is a former elected MP for the constituency of Laborie, has previously served as Saint Lucia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and also served as President of the Senate. Mr. Cenac, an elder statesman, retired from active political service in 2006 and has since written extensively on the Constitution of Saint Lucia. In making the announcement, Prime Minister Chastanet profusely thanked former Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy for her service, saying that she will always remain an icon as the first woman to hold this office and the longest serving Governor General. The Prime Minister says he knows that Dame Pearlette will continue to contribute to the development of the country. Meanwhile, Mr. Cenac will take the Oath of Office at an Installation Ceremony on Friday January 12th, 2018.