(ZIZ News) – Through confirmation from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, His Excellency Samuel Weymoth Tapley Seaton C.V.O., Q.C., J.P. has been sworn in as the Governor General of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.
On Wednesday morning, Governor General Seaton took the relevant oaths in the presence of Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris; Resident Judge Her Ladyship Justice Marlene Carter; Attorney General Vincent Byron; Hon. Wendy Phipps; Cabinet Secretary Josephine Huggins; and High Court Registrar Janine Harris-Lake.
The Governor General’s sister, Marguerite Foreman and staff from the Office of the Governor General were also present.
Prime Minister Harris, in speaking with ZIZ, explained the process of His Excellency’s nomination and subsequent appointment by the queen.
“We basically requested of Her Majesty that Mr. Tapley Seaton C.V.O., Q.C. be appointed formally as Governor General, effective the 1st September 2015 and we received notice that Her Majesty has confirmed the appointment and therefore, we have moved expeditiously to bring this to the public knowledge and to have the High Court Judge do the honours this morning,” he explained.
The Prime Minister further expressed delight in the appointment.
“We are grateful that Her Majesty has seen it fit to accept the nomination and it is indeed a great pleasure that the Office of the Governor General is now being substantively held by one of our most respected sons of the soul.
His Excellency S.W. Tapley Seaton C.V.O., Q.C., J.P. had been Acting Governor General since May 2015.