The Office of Governor General
Functions of Governor-General
The Governor General, as the Head of State, will execute the functions as outlined in the Constitution as required to support the strategies and programmes of the Government and people of the Federation. This includes:
1. Appoint the Ministers of Cabinet
2. Host State events such as luncheons and receptions
3. Attend ceremonial parades
4. Appoint members of the Sundry Boards and Commissions such as the Boundaries Commission and Planning Board
5. Accept Letters of Credence of Ambassadors
6. Responsible for the Service Commissions, appointments, discipline and operation of the Civil Service and Police Force
In 1883: After Archdeacon Gibbs retired, Springfield House was declared as the official residence of the Head of Government, Charles Monroe Eldrige was the Lieutenant Governor of St.Kitts from 1883 to October, 1888 (acting to 1885). Charles Monroe Eldrige was the first Head of Government to occupy Springfield House. From that time onwards the building was called ‘Government House‘.
Today, Government House remains the official residence of the Governor-General.