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Jamaican to be appointed new Attorney General of VI

Unconfirmed reports are that Jamaican Dr. Christopher P. Malcolm has been appointed Attorney General
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Unconfirmed reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that a new Attorney General of the Virgin Islands has been appointed.
This news agency has been unable to get confirmation from the offices responsible for such appointments but reliable sources say the individual is Jamaican Dr. Christopher P. Malcolm. Our sources could not say when exactly Dr. Malcolm is expected to take up office.

The new Attorney General, who is a lecturer at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Jamaica, replaces Ghanian Baba Aziz, who held the post in an acting capacity.

Dr. Malcolm’s areas of expertise include Banking and Finance; Regulation and Compliance; Regional Integration and Economic Development; International Trade and Investment; Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution; Corporate and Commercial Law. He has been the Head, Legal Unit, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States; Guest Lecturer, International Financial Law Unit, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University in London; and Tutor, World Trade Organisation Trade Policy Course.

The Jamaican Attorney-at-Law is admitted to practice in the Virgin Islands, Dominica, Jamaica and Saint Lucia. He is also the Founder/Director of Partners for Economic Development Limited; Partner in Malcolm Gordon, Attorneys-at-Law; and Director, Intertrade Finance Corporation Limited.

27 Responses to “Jamaican to be appointed new Attorney General of VI ”

  • stop (15/11/2011, 13:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    yea the ndp start already
    • nonya (15/11/2011, 14:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      who is the minister of natural resources and labour and where is his wife from? leave them alone man, dem think vip was so bad but ndp going mek dem s*it
    • Precious (15/11/2011, 14:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am sure this was in the making even before NDP won the election/become the government. Please!! Anyways all the best to Dr. Malcolm and trust that he'll do a hell of a good job in his new post!
    • hmmm (15/11/2011, 15:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      What do you mean elaborate dont want to assume. However, if my assumption is correct this wouldn't be the first time so quit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • mother hen (15/11/2011, 13:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    my gosh and Joann right there...shameful deman
    • the rcok (16/11/2011, 04:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      she was there when vip was in too,,,but yeah this does pi$$ me one from the vi.. intelligent enough to hold that post!!
  • Virgin Islander (15/11/2011, 13:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I was going to post a comment asking for people not to be ignorant, but why bother, someone is going to look at this man's nationality and judge him based on the few persons they have interacted with from that country anyway. I long for the day when we have good relations with our neighbours. Yes there is the usual question of why not a belonger, however, look at his 'resume' and match it without making Farrara, O'Neal or Archibald--people who have built successful practices and want to continue doing that--the Attorney General. Did any 'qualified' BVIslander apply? On second thought what qualifications am I talking about, just like all heads of departments they will get 'a phone call' about what to do anyway. My assumption is he has been vetted and I hope he does a good job, hope he can 'handle being Jamaican in the BVI', Dr Malcolm, people here like to be different for no reason other than "this is the BVI da man".
  • Brad Boynes (15/11/2011, 14:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Any country that believe it can hire foreign persons to do its thinking is in serious trouble
    • Crank Shaft (15/11/2011, 16:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      And you need to hire someone to do your thinking for you because you're obviously a dim bulb!!! The Government placed an ad and they can only interview qualified persons that apply. Which part of that do you people not understand? As a poster above stated, many of the locals who would qualify for that post are busy doing their own thing and are successful, hence in most cases an expat would be the one to get the job. Just cut the crap!!
      • Wait A Minute (15/11/2011, 18:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Not to worry. If ignorance an stupidity were deodorizers and cleaning agents all of Road Town (in fact all of Tortola) would be cleaned and smell great. There is so much of it that one wonders if some people have a knack for producing it or does it just come naturally like breathing? Some of the comments that are made on these blogs remind us of the reason why our children can't do any better. They are not taught to think and so they suffer from the poor example they are forced to follow.
      • the rcok (16/11/2011, 04:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        take t easy jam down..cant a man atleast try and defend his own u dont have an outsider running your government down there in jam u dont!!!
  • Me (15/11/2011, 14:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    He good looking!!!!
    • bvislander first (15/11/2011, 19:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      why them gone to put that man there he is married to a jamaican lord help us ndp believes in foreign interest thats a fact
  • Welcome Comittee (15/11/2011, 19:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dr. Malcolm - Welcome to the BVI - I hope you have thick skin because the glass is always half empty here, even when it is literally filled to the brim. Matter of fact, unless you bring home the Gold like Usain Bolt, you will never be accepted here. It's sad, but that is the legacy of my people... BVIslander
    • Looking on (15/11/2011, 21:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Well said!!! Why don't we stop hating on each other and appreciate the fact that "someone" is going to fill the post!!
    • the rcok (16/11/2011, 04:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      stop the crap..u are not from here..if u are.. u are a damn fool..u ever see jamaicans calling down jamaica..what an a$$$ u are!!!
      • Welcome Committee (16/11/2011, 15:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ the rcok No! You are so right, I don’t typically see other countries tearing its people down; but BVIslanders tearing each other down and anyone or anything else that gets in the way is prevalent. The truth is that we are our WORST enemy, so our focus on individuals from other countries is sadly often misplaced. I believe the BVI Government should add to its priorities, an investment in more psychologists so we can get to the bottom of why so many of our people are angry, intolerant and quick to judge, can’t see good in others, always bitter, or just plain old $ITCHY and UNHAPPY. But then again, Jesus was betrayed, persecuted, spat on, exchanged for Barabbas, and caused to be crucified by his own people so sweetheart it’s okay. Like Jesus, I love you in spite of your imperfections. But just for kicks, I have a few questions: Because I happen to disagree with some of your comments, I am not a BVIslander? Because I don’t advocate propaganda or intolerance, I am not a BVIslander? Because I don’t support ignorance, I am not a BVIslander? Because I judge people after I get to know them or their work, I am not a BVIslander? Because I don’t believe in discrimination, I am not a BVIslander? So tell me what qualifies one as a BVIslander? Did I mention that I am from here? But I thank God each day for wisdom and maturity, for allowing me the opportunity to be well-traveled enough that I do not LIVE in a box. Exposure to other cultures is important for our people to learn to treat everyone with dignity and respect regardless of their demographics. Proud BVIslander
  • boi (15/11/2011, 19:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    because of the vip no bvi lander was willing to take the job
  • boi (15/11/2011, 19:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    additionally, is it reasonable that the ndp within one week of being elect rectuit someone with all these qualifications
  • Proud West Indian (16/11/2011, 09:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Dr. Malcolm. I don't care what island in the Caribbean you are from as we are all West Indians with a common heritage. You were hired because they were impressed with your knowledge and credentilas. I wish you luck in your job and hope you enjoy the BVI.
  • HELP HELP HELP (16/11/2011, 09:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    dey thing start...kercik wife from JAMDOWN, Myron wife from St. Vincent, Mark from Angullia, Doc Smith wife from Angullia, Malone child mother from St. Vincent, Claude wife from the states, Alvera husband from Nevis, Hubert wife from JAMDOWN, and you all expect anyone to be fighting for locals...suckteeth!
  • mmario (16/11/2011, 10:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    People, The more outsiders we get to fill these high positions, the lest the country will be run like a family business. Can't you all see that all the department are run like family business? We don't need that. You see people taking long vacations,sick leave,not been responsible. Is that what we want? No. We need people from outside so there is not prejudice and special favors between families, yes- this is not a family business.
    • JACKANDJILL (16/11/2011, 13:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Where all this civil hatred among our own people? That's what they put all you up to. The new Constitution says a man has a right to found a family and does not discriminate and dictate where one should choose his or her spouse from. This has been going on for ages; why make it an issue. When the people come to be among us and they can choose a mate from another island, God bless them. But when others are among us and can't mingle with us, can't marry with our sons and daughters and 'holding their own corner,' that is a problem. People 'he who hath eyes to see, please start seeing.' The quarrel is not with those who are talking. The 'beef' is with those who are not talking but clandestinely planning for us. Now is the time to ban together as one people -- all Caribbean Islanders because we will need to be one people when things we cannot 'stomach' come flying at us from deh Mother Land. Wake up, peopl. Let us unite for oneness.
  • Brad Boynes (16/11/2011, 11:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    To crank Shaft. You just don't get my drift. No wonder you call urself a CrankShaft. Crank this and shaft that.
  • mmario (16/11/2011, 16:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I can see how ignorant some of us have become in these islands. Could it be that some of us still have that slave mentality in us? We are all caribbean people and we are all mixed people. Tell me who in your family is not mixed and while you are it, Check how you got your last name and how it came about. Please have a seat before you do the research so you don't fall backwards and break your neck. This will help in the healing of all your mental issues. Check were most last names throughout the caribbean came from. But getting back to the point. Why do you think private companies don't like to employ more than one family member at a time? its b/c they don't want the business to be runned like a family business. I think the country is going in a right directions by hiring an outsider for this position. Can you imagine in a big drug bust case if the attorney general is related to one of the defendant? We don't want that, again this is not a family affair.

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