Sir Allan Fitzgerald Laurent Louisy attended the Laborie Infant and Primary Schools and then the St. Mary’s College. He was called to the Saint Lucia Bar in 1945 and served as Attorney General from January 1982 to April 1982. Sir Allan led the opposition’s delegation in the constitutional talks in the United Kingdom prior to the granting of Independence to the island of Saint Lucia on 22nd February, 1979. He was Saint Lucia’s first elected Prime Minister, a post he held from 1979 until his resignation in 1981. In addition to pursuing his legal career, Sir Allanwasalso actively involved in the Trade Union movement. In 1998, Sir Allan was awarded Saint Lucia’s highest honour, the Saint Lucia Cross and in 2005 he was elevated to Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.