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First female GG in Grenada sworn in

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

First female GG in Grenada sworn in

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada  – The first ever female Governor General of Grenada was sworn into office today with Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell saying that her inauguration serves as a “beacon of hope that can inspire a whole nation”.
Former head of the Public Service Commission, Dr Cecile La Grenade, took the oath of office before Justice Margaret Price-Findlay and becomes the second woman to be head of state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique.
Dame Hilda Bynoe, who died earlier this year, became the island’s first Governor when Grenada attained statehood status from Britain in 1967. She was also the first Governor in the Commonwealth.
Dr La Grenade, a United States trained food technologist, succeeds Sir Carlyle Glean and Prime Minister Mitchell said the inauguration sets a new national tone and “also allows us to once again, make a bold national statement about the value we place on women leadership.
“We are pleased to note that her swearing in breaks the tradition of nominating Heads of State who came into office after having recent connections to a party’s political process. She has not been an MP or a member of the executive of a party like our last three nominees had been. (CMC)