Prime Minister of Saint Lucia
Incumbent
Philip J. Pierre
since 28 July 2021
StyleThe Right Honourable
ResidencePrime Minister’s Official Residence at Vigie, Castries
AppointerGovernor-General
Term lengthFive years
Formation22 February 1979
First holderJohn Compton
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister of Saint Lucia
Salary136,849 Eastern Caribbean dollars/50,685 USD annually[1]
Websitehttp://opm.govt.lc/

The prime minister of St Lucia is the head of government of St Lucia. The prime minister heads the executive branch and chairs the cabinet. This article contains a list of prime ministers of Saint Lucia.

Constitutional basis

Section 60 of the constitution of Saint Lucia provides that the prime minister must be a member of the House of Assembly and that the governor-general shall "appoint a member of the House who appears to him likely to command the support of the majority of the members of the House", or if the House is dissolved, "a person who was a member of the House immediately before the dissolution". The same section requires the governor-general to remove the prime minister from office if a resolution of no confidence is passed and the prime minister does not resign within three days. The office of prime minister also becomes vacant if the holder ceases to be a member of the House of Assembly.[2]

List of officeholders

Status
  Denotes acting Prime minister

Symbols

Died in office

Chief ministers of Saint Lucia (1960–1967)

No. Portrait Name
(birth–death)
Election Term of office Political party Ref.
Took office Left office Time in office
1 George Charles
(1916–2004)
1961 1 January 1960 April 1964 4 years, 3 months Saint Lucia Labour Party [3]
2 John Compton
(1925–2007)
1964 April 1964 1 March 1967 2 years, 11 months United Workers Party [3]

Premier of Saint Lucia (1967–1979)

No. Portrait Name
(birth–death)
Election Term of office Political party Ref.
Took office Left office Time in office
1 John Compton
(1925–2007)
1969
1974
1 March 1967 22 February 1979 11 years, 358 days United Workers Party [3]

Prime ministers of Saint Lucia (1979–present)

No. Portrait Name
(birth–death)
Election Term of office Political party Ref.
Took office Left office Time in office
1 John Compton
(1925–2007)
22 February 1979 2 July 1979 130 days United Workers Party [3]
2 Allan Louisy
(1916–2011)
1979 2 July 1979 4 May 1981 1 year, 306 days Saint Lucia Labour Party [3]
3 Winston Cenac
(1925–2004)
4 May 1981 17 January 1982 258 days Saint Lucia Labour Party [3]
Michael Pilgrim
(born 1947)
17 January 1982 3 May 1982 106 days Progressive Labour Party [3][4]
(1) John Compton
(1925–2007)
1982
1987
(6 Apr.)

1987
(30 Apr.)

1992
3 May 1982 2 April 1996 13 years, 335 days United Workers Party [3]
4 Vaughan Lewis
(born 1940)
2 April 1996 24 May 1997 1 year, 52 days United Workers Party [3]
5 Kenny Anthony
(born 1951)
1997
2001
24 May 1997 11 December 2006 9 years, 201 days Saint Lucia Labour Party [3]
(1) Sir John Compton
(1925–2007)
2006 11 December 2006 7 September 2007[†] 270 days United Workers Party [3][5]
6 Stephenson King
(born 1958)
7 September 2007 30 November 2011 4 years, 84 days United Workers Party [3]
(5) Kenny Anthony
(born 1951)
2011 30 November 2011 7 June 2016 4 years, 190 days Saint Lucia Labour Party [3]
7 Allen Chastanet
(born 1960)
2016 7 June 2016 28 July 2021 5 years, 51 days United Workers Party [6]
8 Philip J. Pierre
(born 1954)
2021 28 July 2021 Incumbent 2 years, 238 days Saint Lucia Labour Party [7]

See also

References

  1. ^ Government of Saint Lucia. "ESTIMATES OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE 2016-2017". www.finance.gov.lc.
  2. ^ "Saint Lucia's Constitution of 1978" (PDF). Constitute Project. p. 34. Retrieved 10 July 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia". 25 June 2016. Archived from the original on 25 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Around the World; St. Lucia Premier Quits Over a Series of Strikes". The New York Times. 17 January 1982. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  5. ^ "John Compton, Prime Minister of St. Lucia, dies at 82". International Herald Tribune. 8 September 2007. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  6. ^ Charles, Jacqueline (7 June 2016). "Saint Lucia swears in new prime minister". Miami Herald. Miami Herald Media Company. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  7. ^ Reporter, WIC News (2021-07-28). "Philip J Pierre to take oath as Prime Minister of St Lucia today". WIC News. Retrieved 2021-07-28.