World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Pearlette Louisy

Her Excellency
Dame Pearlette Louisy
GCSL GCMG
Governor-General of Saint Lucia
Assumed office
17 September 1997
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Kenny Anthony
John Compton
Stephenson King
Preceded by George Mallet
Personal details
Born (1946-06-08) 8 June 1946
Laborie, Saint Lucia
Alma mater University of the West Indies
Laval University
University of Bristol

Dame (Calliopa) Pearlette Louisy GCMG (born 8 June 1946) is the Governor-General of Saint Lucia. She is the first woman to hold this office, into which she was sworn on 19 September 1997.

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • Honours 2
    • National Honours 2.1
    • Commonwealth Honours 2.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Biography

Born in the village of Laborie, Louisy attended the Laborie Infant School and Primary Schools. In 1960 she proceeded to the Saint Joseph's Convent on the Javouhey Scholarship. In 1966, a year after the completion of her secondary education she was awarded the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) scholarship to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in English and French at the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados.

In 1972, she was awarded the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan to pursue a M.A. degree in Linguistics, in the field of Didactics at the Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada. In 1991, she proceeded to the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, where she read for a Ph.D. degree in Education.

Louisy has contributed significantly to the development of Education in Saint Lucia, having spent most of her professional life in the teaching profession. During the periods 1969-72 and 1975-76 she taught at the St Joseph's Convent. From 1976 to 1986, she served as a tutor of French, and was subsequently appointed as Principal of the St. Lucia A Level College. When the A Level College and Morne Technical School merged into the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, she first served as Dean, and was subsequently appointed as the Vice Principal and Principal of the College.

In 1999 Louisy was awarded the Honorary degree of

Government offices
Preceded by
George Mallet
Governor General of Saint Lucia
1997–present
Incumbent
  • Office of the Governor General

External links

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 55561. p. 7973. 23 July 1999.

References

See also

  • -  Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (Dame ... GCMG)

Commonwealth Honours

National Honours

Honours

[1]

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.