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Dougan officially sworn in as Governor General’s Deputy

Dougan officially sworn in as Governor General’s Deputy

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Former chief education officer and cabinet secretary, Susan Dougan, has been officially sworn in as the Governor General’s Deputy.

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves was speaking at a ceremony last week when he made reference to Dougan’s recent appointment. {{more}}

“I must tell you this, the first time she deputized in the very high office, I remember she was sworn in on the Saturday morning and I was going to my constituency and as I passed her old family home just beyond the Belle Vue bluff, just as you enter Colonaire, I had to call her because it struck me then that it was the first time in the history of the country that the head of state and the prime minister came from the same village of Colonaire. That made me very proud and I am very happy about it,” Gonsalves said.

In May 2014, Dougan was sworn in as acting Governor General’s deputy and occupied the post until June 8. She also took up the post once more sometime in September when Gonsalves revealed that he was advised that Dame Monica Dacon, the Governor General’s Deputy “was feeling a bit tired.”(BK)

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