Wednesday, April 24, 2024

St Lucia AG dismissed

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CASTRIES, St Lucia – Prime Minister Stephenson King yesterday dismissed his attorney general and minister for justice Dr Nicholas Frederick.He has been replaced by attorney Lorenzo Rudolph Francis.There had been much speculation in recent weeks that Frederick would be dismissed following a number of embarrassing legal situations for the government, with the latest being the Court of Appeal ruling in favour of Opposition Leader Dr Kenny Anthony in the so-called Tuxedo Villas affair involving a senior cabinet minister.A brief statement from the office of the prime minister said that Prime Minister King had advised the Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy to terminate the appointment of Frederick.“As a consequence, Dr Frederick will relinquish his position as attorney general and minister for justice with effect from Friday July 16, 2010,” the statement said, adding that the appointment of Francis as a senator and minister is consistent with the objective of exposing new and younger persons to the process of governing the country and bringing new ideas into government. King expressed his appreciation to Frederick for his contribution to government over the past three-and-a-half years. (CMC)

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