Editor: On Saturday July 20, 2019, Dr. the Hon Ralph E Gonsalves announced that H.E. Sir Frederick Ballantyne will demit office as the Governor General of St Vincent and the Grenadines on July 31, 2019, due to health reasons and that H E Susan Dougan will become the first female Governor General of St Vincent and the Grenadines on August 1, 2019.
I would like to extend best wishes to H E Sir Frederick Ballantyne and thank him for his sterling service to St Vincent and the Grenadines in different capacities over the years.
Congratulations to H E Susan Dougan, and I wish her all the best.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who serve in the public arena.
It is a noble undertaking.
Cheryl Phills King.