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Louise Agnetha Lake-Tack
(26 July 1944 - )
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Dame Louise Agnetha Lake-Tack, GCMG, DGN, DStJ

Dame Louise Agnetha Lake-Tack is a former Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda.

Early life and education

Louise Lake-Tack was born on 26 July 1944 at Long Lane Estate in the Parish of St. Phillip’s, Antigua.

She was educated at the Freetown Government School before attending the Antigua Girls High School in St. John’s

Career

After graduation Dame Louise migrated to the United Kingdom (UK) where she pursued studies in nursing at the Charring Cross Hospital. Following her studies, she was employed at the National Heart Hospital and the Harley Street Clinic. She also studied at a number of educational institutions. These include City of Westminster College, Thames Valley University, the Open University, Holborn Law School and the Council of Legal Education to Study for the bar. She also served as a magistrate, and sat at Pocock Street Crown Court and Middlesex Crown Court to hear appeals from the lower courts.

A devout member of the Anglican Church, she studied for one year to become a Christian counselor at her local church. “All Souls.” Langham Place, London. She also worked as a volunteer in the All Souls Christian Bookshop for several years.

Dame Louise is a former member of the Anti-Apartheid Movement and helped to raise funds for the educational arm of that movement. She is a member of the Antigua and Barbuda National Association (London) for the past twenty-four (24) years. She sat on the church committee of that group which was instrumental in arranging the annual Antigua and Barbuda Independence Church Service in London.

Dame Louise demitted office as Governor-General on 13 August 2014. She was succeeded by Dr. Rodney Williams.

Personal Life

Dame Louise is an avid reader, occasional writer and a very keen gardener who enjoys growing grapes.

Dame Louise is a widow with two children.

Resources

PHOTO GALLERY
Throne Speech 2012
Throne Speech, 12 December 2012
Throne Speech 2014
Throne Speech, 21 August 2014
Independence Celebration 2014
Independence Parade, 1 November 2014
VIDEO GALLERY
Throne Speech, 12 December 2012
Throne Speech, 21 August 2014
DOCUMENT LIBRARY
21 August 2014
Speech from the Throne by the Governor-General, Sixth Session of Parliament, "Building a New Society of Growth and Opportunity"
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12 December 2012
Speech from the Throne by the Governor-General, Fifth Session of Parliament, "Staying the Course: Focussed and Committed"
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30 November 2011
Speech from the Throne by the Governor-General, Fourth Session of Parliament, "Together: Enduring Stability, Sustainability and Prosperity for All Antiguans and Barbudans"
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16 December 2010
Speech from the Throne by the Governor-General, Third Session of Parliament, "Moving Forward - Together"
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23 November 2009
Speech from the Throne by the Governor-General, Second Session of Parliament, "Shared Responsibilities - Shared Opportunities"
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Sources
http://www.anguillanews.com/news/stories/regional/3035.php
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OCCUPATION: former Governor-General
 
BORN: 26 July 1944
BIRTHPLACE: Long Lane Estate, St. Phillip's, Antigua
 
NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda: 17 July 2007 - 13 August 2014
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