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France Names New Prefect of Guadeloupe

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - January 27, 2013

Above: Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Marcelle Pierrot has been appointed the new Prefect of Guadeloupe, according to a communique from the French Cabinet.

Pierrot was formerly the Prefect of the department of Vosges in eastern France. She is a native of Trois-Rivieres, Guadeloupe.

Her responsibilities also include being the representative of the state in the communities of Saint-Barthelemy and St Martin.

The Prefect is the representative of the French State in a particular department, under the Minister of the Interior.

Pierrot succeeds Amaury de Saint-Quentin, who had served in the role since August 2011.

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