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Governor-General of Grenada

 

Governor-General of Grenada

Governor-General of Grenada
Coat of Arms of Grenada
Incumbent
Cécile La Grenade
GCMG OBE

since 7 May 2013
Viceroy
Style Her Excellency
Residence Government House, Grenada
Appointer Queen Elizabeth II
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Formation 7 February 1974
First holder Sir Leo de Gale
Website Office of the Governor-General
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Grenada
Administrative divisions (parishes)
Foreign relations

The Governor-General of Grenada has been the viceroy of the Queen of Grenada since the country's independence from the United Kingdom in 1974. For a list of viceroys in Grenada before independence, see List of colonial heads of Grenada.

Contents

  • Governors-General of Grenada (1974–present) 1
  • Constitutional powers, functions and duties 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4
  • References 5

Governors-General of Grenada (1974–present)

From To Name
7 February 1974 30 September 1978 Sir Leo de Gale
30 September 1978 6 August 1992 Sir Paul Scoon
6 August 1992 8 August 1996 Sir Reginald Palmer
8 August 1996 27 November 2008 Sir Daniel Williams
27 November 2008 7 May 2013 Sir Carlyle Glean
7 May 2013 Incumbent Dame Cécile La Grenade

Constitutional powers, functions and duties

The office of Governor-General is provided for by Chapter II, Sections 19 to 22 of the Constitution of Grenada.[1] These state:

19.- There shall be a Governor-General of Grenada who shall be appointed by Her Majesty and shall hold office during Her Majesty's pleasure and who shall be Her Majesty's representative in Grenada.
20.- A person appointed to hold the office of Governor-General shall, before entering upon the duties of that office, take and subscribe the oath of allegiance and the oath of office.
21.-
1. During any period when the office of Governor-General is vacant or the holder of the office of Governor-General is absent from Grenada or is for any other reason unable to perform the functions of his office those functions shall be performed by such person as Her Majesty may appoint.
2. Before assuming the functions of the office of Governor-General any such person as aforesaid shall make the oaths directed by section 20 of this Constitution to be made by the Governor-General.
3. Any such person as aforesaid shall not continue to perform the functions of the office of Governor-General if the holder of the office of Governor-General or some other person having a prior right to perform the functions of that office has notified him that he is about to assume or resume those functions.
4. The holder of the office of Governor-General shall not, for the purposes of this section, be regarded as absent from Grenada or as unable to perform the functions of his office-
a. by reason that he is in passage from one part of Grenada to another ; or
b. at any time when there is a subsisting appointment of a deputy under section 22 of this Constitution.
22.-
1. Whenever the Governor-General-
a. has occasion to be absent from the seat of Government but not from Grenada ;
b. has occasion to be absent from Grenada for a period which he considers, acting in his own deliberate judgment, will be of short duration ; or
c. is suffering from an illness which he considers, acting in his own deliberate judgment, will be of short duration, he may, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister, appoint any person in Grenada to be his deputy during such absence or illness and in that capacity to perform on his behalf such of the functions of the office of Governor-General as may be specified in the instrument by which he is appointed.
2. The power and authority of the Governor-General shall not be abridged, altered or in any way affected by the appointment of a deputy under this section, and, subject to the provisions of this Constitution, a deputy shall conform to and observe all instructions that the Governor-General, acting in his own deliberate judgment, may from time to time address to him :

Provided that the question whether or not a deputy has conformed to and observed any such instructions shall not be enquired into by any court of law.

3. A person appointed as deputy under this section shall hold that appointment for such period as may be specified in the instrument by which he is appointed, and his appointment may be revoked at any time by the Governor-General, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister.

See also

External links

  • Governor-General's website

References

  1. ^ "Text of the Grenada Constitution of 1973". World Intellectual Property Organisation. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
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