Elliot Belgrave is acting GG
Retired High Court Judge, Elliot Belgrave is the Barbados’ acting Governor General.
He took took the oath of office at precisely a minute past 12 last night, immediately after Sir Clifford Husbands had vacated the position.
The brief ceremony was presided over by the Chief Justice, Marston Gibson, and witnessed by the acting Prime Minister, Ronald Jones; the Deputy Clerk of Parliament, Nigel Jones; the Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force, Colonel Alvin Quintyne; the Commissioner of Police, Darwin Dottin; and other senior government officials.
Belgrave has acted previously as Head of State on a number of occasions. Last weekend’s announcement of the retirement of Sir Clifford, indicated that Belgrave would act until further notice. (GIS)