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Tuesday, April 05, 2005 The Right Honourable Allan Fitzgerald Laurent Louisy has been conferred with the Award of the Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.  He was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen earlier this year but was formally presented with the award by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy acting on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, on Thursday March 31st, 2005.

The investiture ceremony took place at Government House and was witnessed by Sir Allan’s family and friends and representatives of government and people of St.Lucia. A former Prime Minister of St.Lucia, The Right Honourable Allan Fitgerald Laurent Louisy should now be referred to as Sir Allan Fitgerald Laurent Louisy.

Prime Minister Honourable Dr. Kenny Anthony who shared in the jubilant moment said the former prime minister in his own life confirms that there is every reason why St. Lucians should celebrate the men and women who have helped to shape this country.

“Perhaps the very character of the man himself prevents him from advertising his extraordinary accomplishments.  Allan Louisy is a simple man. Self - effacing, extraordinary humble, and humility does not allow you to advertise yourself and your accomplishments. In all my conversations with Sir Allan Louisy never once have I heard him go back to the past on what he has achieved or created for this country,” said Dr. Anthony.

Sir Allan, who will turn 89 on September 5th, was born in the village of  Laborie and has earned a reputation as one of the region’s legal luminaries. His early schooling was done at the Laborie Infant School, which was followed by his secondary school education at the St. Mary’s college. Sir Allan then moved on to gain higher learning at the Inns of Court, Middle Temple, in the United Kingdom. Sir Allan’s proficiency as a legal practitioner was well known throughout the region serving as Crown Attorney in St. Lucia, Montserrat, Antigua, Dominica, as Senior Magistrate in Antigua and Resident Magistrate and Registrar of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in Jamaica.

However the legal luminary reached the apex of his career when he was appointed Acting Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal, a position which held until his retirement from public judicial service in 1973.   

Besides his dynamic public life Sir Allan served in various capacities as Chairman, Director and President on several boards and organizations. He was also an avid cricketer, football player and athlete.    

The Government and people of St. Lucia recognize the eminent contribution of Sir Allan awarding him the highest national award- The St. Lucia Cross in 1998. 

Sir Allan now enjoys a semi-retired but still fairly active life, as he describes it, resorting now to gardening, fishing, reading, and playing dominoes.         

Sir Allan joins the list of St. Lucians who have been knighted namely:

Sir Garnet Gordon -QC

Sir Frederick Clarke

Sir Allen Lewis -QC

Sir Ira Simmons -ISOMBE

Sir Keith Gordon

Sir Joseph Quentin Charles

Sir Vincent Floissac

Sir Fitzroy Augier

Sir John George Melvin Compton

Sir George Charles

Sir Arthur Lewis

Sir Stanislaus James

Sir William George Mallet

Sir Allan Louisy

Dame Pearlette Louisy

Dame Marie Celepha  ‘Sesene’ Descartes

Dame Edna Lewis


Address by Prime Minister Dr. Kenny D. Anthony at the Investiture ceremony for Sir Allan Louisy


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