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Dia C. Forrester is Grenada’s first woman Attorney General

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Francis Akhalbey January 06, 2021 at 09:10 am

January 06, 2021 at 09:10 am | News

Dia C Forrester is Grenada's first woman Attorney General -- Photo via caymaniantimes.ky

The Caribbean island nation of Grenada has appointed its first woman Attorney General in the person of Dia C. Forrester. Prior to her recent appointment, Forrester served as the Caribbean country’s Solicitor General for a period of 21 months, Now Grenada reported. While there, she was highly active and played a key role in legal matters concerning the government as well as in negotiations.

With over 11 years of experience under her belt as an attorney-at-law, Forrester replaces Darshan Ramdhani who is set to briefly serve as a judge in the British Virgin Islands – reportedly for the second time – and also go back to private practice. Forrester’s appointment by the government of Prime Minister Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell makes her the first woman Attorney General since Grenada made its first of such an appointment when it became a British colony in 1763.

“She is deemed to be a professionally strong person and is well-poised to give guidance to the Government in the area of legal affairs,” Mitchell said in a press release on Monday.

“She has demonstrated considerable honesty and integrity that is certainly what we want in the office of the Attorney General. We are extremely lucky to have her, she is young and has the right energy for the job. In my own interaction with her, I have found her to be very honest and straightforward, not one for political games.”

Forrester, who passed the bar in 2008, fills the seat with a commendable resume having practiced and worked not just in Grenada, but also in the Caribbean island nations of St Kitts and Nevis as well as Anguilla, Now Grenada reported. Her areas of expertise include Banking and Finance Law, Commercial and Civil Litigation, Taxation, Insolvency and Intellectual Property law.

Forrester officially assumed the position on the eve of the new year.

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