News, News-buzz

New Attorney General commits to improving productivity and creating synergy

IMG: Attorney General Stephen Julien shakes hands with Dame Pearlette Louisy as Cabinet Secretary Philip Dalsou looks on.
Attorney General Stephen Julien shakes hands with Dame Pearlette Louisy as Cabinet Secretary Philip Dalsou looks on.

Saint Lucia has a new Attorney General and he is ready to get to work on improving the productivity of the various departments which fall under his purview, as well as creating better synergy with other government departments and organizations.

Stephen Julien, a former magistrate, was officially presented to the nation by Governor General Dame Calliopa Pearlette Louisy after he took the Oath of Office and Allegiance at Government House on Thursday.

Mr. Julien, accompanied by his wife, Sherry Ann Julien, and his two sons, had the support of the Cabinet of Ministers and Prime Minister Allen Chastanet as he laid out his plans for the Office of the Attorney General.

“I am deeply honoured to have been chosen to serve as Attorney General at this juncture in our country’s history,” said Mr. Julien. “During my tenure, I will have oversight for the services provided by various sections or departments which have the responsibility for providing services, such as the general administration of the Attorney General’s Chambers, advice and litigation on civil matters to central government, legislative drafting and the Registry of Companies and Intellectual Property. My first order of business will be to meaningfully engage these departments with a view to assessing their particular needs.”

One of the first issues the Attorney General wanted to address was staffing of the office and he made an urgent appeal to the government.

“I have been reliably informed that understaffing remains a recurring issue for some departments but this is especially so where Crown Counsels are concerned and this has had a negative impact on their overall productivity,” the new Attorney general explained. “One can imagine that without this source of support and that human resource that the courts and government can significantly slow down to our detriment. It is for this reason I will depart from the usual protocol of these proceedings and use this forum to make a special plea to our Honourable Prime Minister for the allocation of these and other resources for the aforementioned departments which collectively form the Attorney General’s Chambers as we all agree that the functions which we perform are essential to the government. Another feature of my tenure will be the encouragement of greater synergy with the other departments of government, organizations and special interest groups.”

IMG: Mr. Stephen Julien, Dame Pearlette Louisy, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Mrs. Sherry Ann Julien and the Juliens’ two sons.
Mr. Stephen Julien, Dame Pearlette Louisy, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Mrs. Sherry Ann Julien and the Juliens’ two sons.

Julien thanked the Governor General for hosting the swearing-in ceremony and also thanked the Prime Minister and government for allowing him to serve within the Cabinet. The new Attorney General was especially thankful to his wife and family and friends for their support.

For his part, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said that the government recognized that several essential government departments have been understaffed, zeroing in on the Attorney General’s and the Office of the DPP.

“Clearly, there is a need to hire additional lawyers and administrative staff in those departments,” PM Chastanet told the audience. “If we are to ensure transparency and good governance and if we are to be a viable destination for investment, the rule of law is critical. It must be perceived by all and sundry that the government and the people of this country hold this in the highest esteem. It is the intention of this government, as difficult as it is going to be in the coming months and years, to find the resources to make this happen. I give you the assurance, I give Her Excellency the assurance and I give the people of this great country the assurance that we will find the resources to ensure that we deliver.”

Prime Minister Chastanet thanked Mr. Julien for accepting the position of AG and also expressed thanks to Julien’s wife and family for their “understanding and support” for the hard work that lies ahead.

Julien was called to the bar in Saint Lucia in 1998 and holds a Legal Education Certificate from the Sir Hugh Wooding Law School and is the holder of a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the West Indies. He has also previously served as Consul General to Saint Lucia in Toronto, Canada.

2 Comments

  1. /

    This lowlife thug Allen Chastanet has done everything to ruin our island, and he feels no shame spending our money flying around visiting his daughter in Canada, N.Y., spend, spend spend – Million dollar Audits here and there, up and down. Now this idiot has Two Attorneys General because this imbecile claimed he could not take legal advice from St. Rose, but has turned around and given Kim the position of special advisor to the Prime Minister.

    You have a rude and ignorant Caucasian thug Allen Allen Chastanet who is a pathological liar making all kinds of fraudulent promises of being transparent, but explodes into violent outburst and rage when questioned by Black Lucian Reporters. This mental invalid is a functional illiterate incapable of reading Tee ABC Nursery Rhymes, making all kinds of fraudulent clams of cutting Taxes, while planning to Tax Water, Rice, Sugar, Flour, Electricity, and AIR.

    Baa, baa, black sheep,
    Have you any wool?
    Yes, sir, yes, sir,
    Three bags full;
    One for the master,
    And one for the dame,
    And one for the little boy
    Who lives down the lane.

    We intend to dispose of this ignorant burden no later than the summer of 2017. The Chastanet Crime Family has stolen monies from our people, and by appointing this fake A. G.. the case of the people of Lucia vs. the Criminal Crime Family will be sabotaged and lost as a payback to the Chastanet Crime Family for giving this bogus Attorney General Stephen Julien a Government Job.

    What did Lucians do to the UWP to deserve such public humiliation by bringing back this Tarzan, Jane and Boy to make Lucians the laughing stalk of the planet. These Caucasians like Allen Dubulay Chastanet see themselves as entitled to rule over the Black Africans of St. Lucia. We saw how this criminal thug Allen Chastanet insulted the Black Reporter only because Rehani inquired about the Freak Harry coming to stay at Chastanet Crime Family Brothel Coco Palm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x4_jsCQiFI&feature=youtu.be

    .

    .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *