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Godfred Pompey

Godfred Pompey takes his oaths as head of the Constituency Boundaries Commission at Government House on Friday. (Photo: NBC Radio/Facebook)

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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.

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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…

5 replies on “Retired PS heads Constituency Boundaries Commission”

  1. This would be like putting the fox in the hen house or as we would say the Mongoose
    in the fowl coop!

  2. R we going blind or someone aint care about their country anymore….this is a total undermine . Much be said…smh

  3. But wey the tail I just read? A man who reported directly to the fella who wants 17 constituencies and wants the boundaries redrawn to suit his political interest; has been appointed head of the boundaries commission. Talk about a bull in the China shop.

  4. Can someone tell me if we dont have a person with qualification to fill this post..u alway have these retired ppl take up space for someone else..u are retired go home an rest..

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