St Kitts announces appointment of acting GG

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris has announced the appointment of Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton as acting governor general of St Kitts Nevis.


In a release on Tuesday, Harris said the decision was made following a meeting with Sir Edmund Lawrence on Monday to apprise him of communication received on that same day from Buckingham Palace in which the Queen gave her approval for the withdrawal of his appointment as governor general.


"Her Majesty the Queen had given her approval for the withdrawal of his appointment as the Governor General of St Kitts and Nevis and the appointment of Mr Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton as acting governor general. The Queen's Section 21 of the Constitution of St Kitts and Nevis governs the appointment of the governor general and it specifies that he shall be a citizen appointed by Her Majesty and shall hold office during Her Majesty's pleasure," the release stated.


The prime minister said during the meeting with Sir Edmund , he was assured that all of the benefits to which he is entitled by law will be paid to him on Tuesday.


"I wish to record our gratitude to Sir Edmund and Lady Lawrence for their service in the said office. At the same time I bid fond welcome to His Excellency, Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton and wish him a most successful tenure. I am certain that he would ennoble the office by his conduct and behaviour," Harris said.




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