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Vincentian judge resigns from Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

Vincentian judge resigns from Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

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Justice Ianthea Leigertwood-Octave has resigned from office as judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.

Leigertwood-Octave, a Vincentian, resigned as of September 1, 2014, a release from the Judicial and Legal Services Commission said.{{more}}

A tribunal had been established in December 2012 to inquire into whether it should be recommended that Leigertwood-Octave be removed from the office of High Court judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court “for inability to discharge the functions of that office (whether arising from infirmity of body or mind or any other cause) or for misbehaviour.”

According to the release from the Judicial and Legal Services Commission, “the Tribunal convened for the above matter has made its report which is now under consideration. In the interim, Justice Leigertwood-Octave has considered the option and has decided to [tender] her resignation…

“The Judicial and Legal Services Commission takes this opportunity to thank Justice Leigertwood-Octave for her contribution towards judicial education during her tenure and wishes her the very best in her future endeavours,” the release, dated October 9, 2014, said.

The members of the tribunal were Honourable Justice Humphrey Stollmeyer as chair, the Honourable Justice Karl Harrison and the Honourable Justice Norma Wade-Miller.

Leigertwood-Octave was appointed to act as a High Court judge in 2006. She holds a LLB from the University of the West Indies and a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School. She was registrar of the High Court in St Vincent and the Grenadines from 1995 to 2000 and Chief Registrar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court from 2000 to 2006.

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