In a nationwide radio and television broadcast on Tuesday night, Mitchell, whose government came to office seven weeks ago after sweeping all the 15 seats in the general elections, said the first ever female Governor General will replace Sir Carlyle Glean “who has expressed the desire to step down at the earliest convenient date.
“The government has put the motion in train, with a view to having a new Head of State in place in the very early days of May,” Mitchell said, noting that “with more women in our parliament than ever before, it is fitting that we will have our first female Governor General.
“It is also fitting their her appointment will come at a time when we are paying tribute to the country’s’ first female governor Dame Hilda Bynoe, who regrettably passed away this week.”
Dame Hilda, who died in Trinidad after a prolonged illness, will be buried in that Caribbean country and Mitchell described her as “this proud daughter of our nation”.
He promised that “the appropriate national tribute will be paid to her in the coming days”.
Reprinted from Caribbean360