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New Attorney General appointed in Turks and Caicos

Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles has been appointed Attorney General of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) today, Monday, 24 February 2014.

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Governor Beckingham and Attorney General Braithwaite Knowles.
Governor Beckingham and Attorney General Braithwaite Knowles.

His Excellency the Governor, Peter Beckingham, informed the TCI Premier, the Hon Dr Rufus Ewing, and the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Sharlene Cartwright Robinson, this morning before making the following statement:

Rhondalee Knowles’ was the outstanding candidate in an open and keenly fought selection process, which included international candidates from the Caribbean and Europe.

I have worked closely with Rhondalee since my arrival last October, and she has impressed me with her professional judgement, energy, and willingness to make tough decisions.

I look forward to continuing to work with her in what is one of the key positions in TCI life.

That the TCI is now one of a few UK Overseas Territories to have an Attorney General from its own citizens, is an added bonus.

This is a good day for Rhondalee, a great example to others, and something we should all celebrate.

Braithwaite-Knowles was Acting Attorney General of the TCI since October 2013.

The position was advertised in the TCI local press and internationally. Twenty six applications were received with five candidates selected for interview.

The recruitment panel appointed by the Governor was constituted as follows: Mrs Anya Williams, TCI Deputy Governor; Hon. Samuel Bulgin, Attorney General of the Cayman Islands; Dr. Beatrice Fulford, Chairman Public Service Commission; Mr. Patrick Boyle, Governor’s Office; Mark Greenway, Director Human Resources, TCI Government.

Published 27 February 2014