Mrs. Sarah-Lucy Flood-Beaurun was born in Desruisseaux but moved to Castries together with her family in 1975 at the age of six. She attended the Ave Maria Infant and Primary Schools. In 1980 she entered the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School from where she graduated in 1985. She was the valedictorian for her graduating class. Mrs. Flood-Beaubrun attended the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College from 1985 to 1987 where she studied and obtained "A" level passes in Economics, Literature and Sociology. After leaving Sir Arthur Lewis she taught English at the St. Joseph’s Convent until January, 1989 when she accepted employment with the Caribbean Conference of Churches as Assistant Facilitator of the Cornerstone Development Centre (CDC).
Mrs. Flood-Beaubrun travelled to the United Kingdom in 1990 to attend the South Thames College in London where she did further "A" Levels in law and politics. She obtained outstanding results and won a scholarship to the University of Hull, Humberside in the North of England. There she pursued a Bachelors Degree in Law and graduated with upper second-class honors in 1994. In September 1995, she entered the University of Westminster, read for the Bar Finals and was successful.
Mrs. Flood-Beaubrun is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. She was called to the degree of Utter Barrister of the Bar England and Wales on July 27th 1995. She returned to St. Lucia in July 1995 and was called to the Bar of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Supreme Court on September 21, 1995. During her years as a student Mrs. Flood-Beaubrun did her pupillage in St. Lucia at the Chambers of Cenac and Theodore and was employed with this law firm from September 1995 to December 1995. On January 8th, 1996 — her twenty-seventh birthday, Mrs. Flood-Beaubrun moved to self-employment and established her own law practice.
Mrs. Flood-Beaubrun became politically active about August 1996 when she joined the St. Lucia Labour Party and became immediately an Executive Member as the Welfare Officer.
In May 23, 1997 she contested the General Elections and was successful in wining a seat, which had been held by the United Workers Party for the past 34 years. She defeated the incumbent Prime Minister. Mrs. Flood-Beaubrun became one of the two females to have been successful at the polls since 1974.
Mrs. Flood-Beaubrun is presently St. Lucia’s Minister for Health, Human Services, Family Affairs and Gender Relations.
Since assuming office Mrs. Flood-Beaubrun has embarked on several new initiatives within the health sector.
The most fundamental of which is Health Sector Reform. In fact, everything in the Ministry is being executed within the context of the reform of this sector.
Among the priority areas that have been selected for preferred attention are:
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