Grenadian appointed High Court Judge
ST GEORGE’S – Former Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill has been appointed as a High Court Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, making her the fourth Grenadian female to attain that position.
Gill, who currently serves as Master of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, will take up her appointment from January 1 and will be assigned to St Kitts-Nevis.
The local bar hailed the appointment as “awesome news”, “excellent recognition”, “a fitting and deserving appointment” and a “proud and happy moment”.
The other female Grenadians who were previously appointed as a High Court Judges of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court were Dame Monica Joseph, Rita Joseph Ollivetti and Rosalyn Wilkinson.
Prior to serving as Grenada’s Chief Magistrate from 2009 to 2019, Gill was Crown Counsel and Senior Crown Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General and also a Magistrate.
The new High Court Judge completed her secondary education in Barbados in the 1980s before graduating from the law faculty of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies and the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad. She was admitted to the local bar in 1992.
Her father, the late Ovid Gill, was also an attorney who served as a legal counsel for the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank. (HG)