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Contact: Darnley Lebourne

Friday, December 4, 2009 On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009, Canadian High Commissioner Designate, Her Excellency, Ruth Archibald will conduct an official visits to Saint Lucia. During that visit, Her Excellency will meet Prime Minister, Hon. Stephenson King to present Letters of Introduction. Following which she will make an official call on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy to present her Credentials.

The High Commissioner Designate will also use the opportunity of her visit to Saint Lucia to present Prime Minister King with a cheque of Cdn. $98,019.00 or the equivalent of EC $244.283.00 as a contribution towards the St Jude Hospital reconstruction effort. The Canadian grant support will go towards the procurement of much needed surgical equipment for St Jude Hospital.

The Canadian High Commissioner Designate was born on July 26th, 1949 and is a native of Newfoundland, Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science. Her Excellency has a career spanning 22 years in the public service. She has served in a number of capacities previously including: Director, Migration, Population and Humanitarian Affairs Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Senior Coordinator, International Crime and Terrorism Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; High Commissioner of Canada to Colombo and High Commissioner of Canada to Pretoria from 2006 to current.

Darnley Lebourne
Press Secretary

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