A New Mayor In Town

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Asur­prise ap­pear­ance two weeks ago dur­ing the open­ing of the Bois d’Orange bridge and sub­se­quent news re­ports re­vealed who the Mayor of Gros Islet was. It would seem that most Saint Lu­cians, in­clud­ing the res­i­dents of Gros Islet were caught un­awares judg­ing by their re­ac­tion on so­cial me­dia. The name and face which be­came the sub­ject of dis­cus­sion was that of Ali­son King. Fol­low­ing much query­ing on one Gros Islet so­cial me­dia group, the fol­low­ing was dis­sem­i­nated by the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties by way of some en­light­en­ment: “The newly ap­pointed Board of the Gros Islet Con­stituency Coun­cil was ap­pointed on 2nd July 2014. On that day Ms Ali­son King was sworn in as Mayor of the Con­stituency of Gros Islet with a deputy Mr John Michel and seven other ap­pointed coun­cilors”. The named coun­cilors are Ter­rence El­liot, Vaughn Ed­win, Pa­trick Michaud, Cal­ixte George Jr, Mar­i­lyn Phillips David, Lo­raine Nep­tune and Joyce Des­tang. The state­ment goes on to point out that the im­me­di­ate past Chair­man then was Felix Fin­is­terre who re­signed from the po­si­tion in May of 2013 and John Michel acted as Chair­man un­til the ap­point­ment of Clarence Ram­bally in Oc­to­ber 2013 as the first of­fi­cially ap­pointed Mayor of Gros Islet. Ev­ery­one prior to that had served in the ca­pac­ity of Chair­man. The bound­aries of Gros Islet ex­tend from Cap Es­tate to Choc.-

Toni Ni­cholas, STAR Ed­i­tor.

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