Governor-General, Dame Susan Dougan had appointed retired permanent secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Godfred Pompey as chair of the Constituency Boundaries Commission.
Dame Susan appointed Pompey, acting in her own deliberate judgment pursuant to Section 32 (1) (a) of the Constitution of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a release from Government House said on Friday.
The head of state also appointed Stephen Williams a member of the commission, acting in accordance with the advice of Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves.
She further appointed Etson Cummings as a member, acting in accordance with the advice of the Leader of the Opposition Godwin Friday.
The commission was appointed on June 23.
The chairman and members of the Constituency Boundaries Commission appeared at Government House on Friday in order to swear the Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Office on Friday, Government House said.
The Constitution says a Constituency Boundaries Commission shall be appointed in the following circumstances:
a. whenever a census of the population of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been held in pursuance of any law;
b. whenever Parliament has altered the number of the constituencies into which the country is divided; or
c. On the expiry of eight years after the commission last reviewed the boundaries of the constituencies…