St. Kitts and Nevis’ Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, the Honourable Senator Vincent F. Byron, announced today in the Sitting of the National Assembly, that Trinidadian born Trevor M. Ward Q.C. has been appointed as resident high court judge in St. Kitts, having been approved by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission of the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States under the Chair of the Honourable Janice Mesadis Pereira, DBE.
Queen’s Counsel Ward has previously served as Director of Public Prosecutions in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Cayman Islands from November 2011-December 2014. He has also served as Senior Crown Counsel in the Cayman Islands Legal Department from November 2007-October 2011. Additionally, he has served as Senior State Counsel in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Trinidad and Tobago from 2003-2005.
Q.C. Ward has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Language and Literature/Letters from the University of the West Indies (U.W.I.), St. Augustine Campus, (1987-1990) with Upper Second Class Honours. He was awarded his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the U.W.I., St. Augustine Campus (1992-1994) with Upper Second Class Honours. He then went on to the High Wooding Law School in Trinidad where he completed his Legal Education Certificate (LEC).
Q.C. Ward succeeds Trinidadian Her Ladyship Justice Marlene Ida Carter, who resigned as High Court Judge effective August 15, 2016, from the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. She was sworn in to the post as St. Kitts’ resident judge on June 30, 2014.