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Governor-General of Saint Lucia

Dame Pearlette Louisy, Governor-General of Saint Lucia. Awards title Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St. Lucia bestowed by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1997, Order of St. Michael and St. George, 1999, Dame of Grace of the Order of St. John, 2002, Dame of St. Gregory the Great, bestowed by the Vatican, 2002.


Louisy, Dame Pearlette was born on June 8, 1946 in Laborie, St. Lucia.


Bachelor in English and French, University West Indies, 1969. Master of Arts in Linguistics, Laval University, Quebec, Canada, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education, University Bristol, United Kingdom, England, 1994.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Bristol, United Kingdom, England, 1999. Doctor of Laws (honorary), U Sheffield, United Kingdom, England, 2003.


Secondary school teacher, tutor, 1969-1972, 75-81. Principal St. Lucia A Level College, Castries, 1981-1986. Dean division arts, science and general studies, vice principal, principal Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, 1985-1997.

Governor-general St. Lucia, since 1997.


  • Louisy has contributed significantly to the development of Education in Saint Lucia, having spent most of her professional life in the teaching profession.