The Dominica government has confirmed that Cabinet Secretary Felix Gregoire is on his way out.

His contractual post as Cabinet Secretary came to an end on January 16, 2012.

So far Gregoire hasn’t had much to say publicly about the matter:

“I am not prepared to say anything now……it’s a fact that am not on leave since my contract as Cabinet Secretary ended on January 16, 2012,” he said when contacted.

A just released statement says veteran public servant Steve Ferrol has been appointed to act as Secretary to the Cabinet “following the retirement of Mr Felix Gregoire”.

According to the release Ferrol holds a Master of Laws degree in International Legal Studies, and carries the rank of ambassador.

His post prior to taking on the Cabinet Secretary position has been that of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs “as well  as of the Ministry of Employment, Trade, Industry, and Diaspora Affairs”.

Felix Gregoire retired as Cabinet Secretary in 2010 and was given a two year contract by the government of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

The government release dated January 26 confirms that he is now officially retired.