Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves (Photo: Lance Neverson)

ST. VINCENT:- Lawyer Dr Ralph Gonsalves of the Unity Labour Party (ULP)  was sworn in as Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines for a third consecutive five-year term on Wednesday, Dec. 15.

Education Minister Girlyn Miguel, the four-time winner of the Marriaqua constituency, was sworn in as the nation’s first female Deputy Prime Minister while public servant Judith Jones Morgan was retained as Attorney General, also for a third term.

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About 60 persons witnessed the event, which was presided over by Governor General Sir Frederick Ballantyne.

Among those present, when the officials took the Oath of Allegiance, the Oath of Office, and the Oath of Secrecy at Government House were Gonsalves’ immediate family, the ULP candidates in the Dec. 13 elections, former members of parliament, as well as Vincentians diplomats.

The ULP won eights of the 15 parliamentary seats while the remaining seven went to the New Democratic Party (NDP), led by economist Arnhim Eustace. The 13 candidates of the Green Party amassed a total of 145 votes.

Lance Neverson of the Agency for Public Information took the following photos of the Swearing-in Ceremony

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Deputy Prime Minister Girlyn Miguel (Photo: Lance Neverson)
Attorney General Judith Jones Morgan (Photo: Lance Neverson)
From left: Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Attorney General Judith Jones Morgan, Deputy Prime Minister Girlyn Miguel, PM Gonsalves’ wife Eloise Gonsalves. (Photo: Lance Neverson)
From left: Governor General Sir Frederick Ballantyne, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Attorney General Judith Jones Morgan, Deputy Prime Minister Girlyn Miguel, Gonsalves’ wife Eloise Gonsalves. (Photo: Lance Neverson)
Governor General Sir Frederick Ballantyne and La Celia Prince La Celia Prince, ambassador of St Vincent and the Grenadines to the United States of America and the Organisation of American States (Photo: Lance Neverson)
From Left: PM Gonsalves’ daughter, Isis; PM Gonsalves, PM Gonsalves’ wife, Eloise; Son, Strom; and mother-in-law, Dominican Ursula Claudia Harris (Photo: Lance Neverson)
Deputy Prime Minister Girlyn Miguel and her daughters (Photo: Lance Neverson)
Attorney General Judith Jones Morgan and her husband Desmond Morgan (Photo: Lance Neverson)
Former Deputy Prime Minister Sir Louis Straker and his wife (Photo: Lance Neverson)