Former High Court Judge Suzie D’Auvergne’s body lies in repose

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Justice Suzie D’Auvergne

GIS – The body of retired Justice Suzie D’Auvergne lies in repose at the House of Parliament today, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., ahead of her official funeral on Friday, Aug. 29.

Viewing of the body will be open to the public from 12 noon, following a schedule of official visits from Acting Governor-General His Excellency Dr. Emsco Remy, Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, the Chief Justice, former Heads of Government and other officials. Official visits beginning at 9 a.m. A condolence book will be open for signing.

Justice D’Auvergne, who passed away on Aug. 18, was regarded as a pioneer.

“This iconic lady in many respects chartered the course for female attorneys in Saint Lucia with a series of firsts in her career,” an official biography stated. “She was the first Saint Lucian female Magistrate, the first female to hold the position of Director of Public Prosecutions, the first ever Solicitor General and the first Saint Lucian female to be appointed as a judge.”

Described by her colleagues as a person of unquestionable integrity, with an unbridled passion for the law, “it was her lifelong goal to be a judge, and in pursuit of this, attained a law degree at the University of London in 1972, before being called to the bar in 1975,” the biography read.

“Her contribution to jurisprudence was not limited to the region, since she was named judge of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Administrative Tribunal and served as a judge of the Organization of American states (OAS) Administrative Tribunal,” it continued.

Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny Anthony, in a statement on her passing, described the late Justice as fearless, impartial and inexhaustible in matters of the law.

“She dispensed justice impartially and was never afraid to speak her mind. No one ever questioned her judicial decisions,” he said.

The funeral for the late Justice will be held at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, Aug. 29 at 2 pm. Her body will interned at the Choc Cemetery.

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9 comments

  1. st lucia miss a legend

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  2. Is this not supposed to say "lying in STATE?"

    Anyway, I agree that she was the very last, perhaps the very first person in Saint Lucia, in a very high-ranking national office who had a moral compass.

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  3. js home improvement

    Without judgment there will be no peace.examples must be made.people must be punished. What would you do,if you were were.lucian learn to accept what you have.

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  4. RIP SUZIE ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE U.

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  5. True talk do bad and bad will follow you fact

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  6. That's some real talk. Couldn't agree more..

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  7. lucian in new york

    SUZIE, UR REIGN OF JUDGING HAS ENDED. NOW IT IS UP TO THE HIGH COURT SUPREME JUDGE TO JUDGE YOUR ... YOU WILL BE JUDGED BY THE NUMBER OF INNOCENT PEOPLE YOU HAVE SENT TO PRISON, I WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU WILL SAY TO THE ALMIGHTY KING. WHERE IS YOUR REIGN. IT HAS ENDED

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    • maybe she did send innocent people to prison but i doubt she did dat on purpose but where all that coming in as the lady is dead?

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      • You did get to share your piece, you know how it is... Its called a comment, we don't live in a perfect world....chances are we will step on someone one's feet the moment we decide to walk into a room full of people......... May The Lord be with US all....

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