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OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE OF THE ORDER
1) The Governor-General, who by virtue of his Office shall
be charged with the administration of the Order, and in his custody shall be
confided the Seal of the Order, which he shall affix to all Statutes,
Ordinances and Instruments according to the Regulations touching the issue of
every of the said instruments.
2) In the absence of the Governor-General, the person for
the time being performing the functions of the office of Governor-General
shall discharge the functions of Chancellor of the Order.
3) The Private Secretary to the Governor-General shall be
Secretary of the Order and shall maintain the records of the Order, arrange
for investitures and perform such other functions in respect of the Order as
the Governor-General shall direct from time to time.
1) There shall be a standing National Awards Committee for
the Order hereinafter called "the Committee" comprised of:
a) A citizen of Saint Lucia appointed by the
Governor-General after consultation with the Prime Minister and the Leader
of the Opposition who shall be Chairman of the Committee.
b) The Chairman of the Public Service Commission.
c) The Chairman of the Teaching Service Commission.
d) The Commissioner of Police.
e) Three persons representative of the General Public appointed by the
Governor-General of whom two shall be appointed on the advice of the Prime
Minister and one on the advice of the Leader of the Opposition. Such
appointment shall be for a period not exceeding three years from the date of
appointment but the persons shall be eligible for reappointment.
f) A member of the Committee appointed under sub-paragraph (a) of this
section shall hold office for a period not exceeding three years from the
date of appointment but shall be eligible for reappointment.
2) The Committee shall have a Secretary who shall be
appointed by the Prime Minister.
3) A vacancy in the membership of the Committee shall not
preclude the Committee from carrying out its functions.
6. A person shall not be a member or honorary member of the
Order by reason only of his being a member of the Committee or an official of
7. The Committee shall:
a) Consider nominations of persons of merit who are
citizens of Saint Lucia together with recommendations and supporting material
received by the Committee for awards of the Saint Lucia Cross, the Medal of
Honour, the Medal of Merit, Les Pitons Medal, the National Service Cross, and
the National Service Medal;
(b) compile separate lists in respect of each grade, and
where applicable each class in such Grade, of those nominees to whom an award
may be made;
(c) forward to the Prime Minister the lists compiled
pursuant to paragraph (b) with its recommendations respecting awards;
(d) advise the Governor-General in respect of any matters
concerning the Order referred to it by the Governor General for consideration.
On receipt of the Committee’s recommendation, the Prime
Minister shall advise the Governor-General to make, on the Sovereign’s
behalf, such awards as he considers appropriate.
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