#Providenciales, June 20, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – SThe Office of the Deputy Governor is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Shatelia Hall and Ms. Tamika Grant to the post of Senior Public Prosecutor and Public Prosecutor within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Ms. Hall holds a Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) with honors from the University of Buckingham and a Post graduate Diploma in Bar Vocational Studies from the University of Law. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in November of 2010 and has been a member of the Turks and Caicos Bar since June 2011.
Ms. Hall began working with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in 2013 as a Public Prosecutor, where she received various training opportunities in areas such as Human Trafficking, Child Protection and Domestic Violence; she is qualified as an assessor with the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force and a member of the Anti-Money Laundering Committee of the TCI. Ms. Hall is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Dispute Resolution from the University of Law, London.
Ms. Grant holds a Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) with honors from the University of the West Indies, Mona and a Certificate of Legal Education from the Norman Manley Law School. During her law school tenure she interned as a Judicial Assistant/Research Clerk in the Supreme Court of Jamaica; at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Ms. Grant began her employment as an Associate/Office Manager at local Law firm Finbar Grant & Associates after returning home in 2017 and being called to the Jamaican Bar in 2016. She also serves as the secretary of the TCI Junior Bar Committee and the Rotaract Club of Providenciales; participating in various social development programs in partnership with Rotary, Interact and other civil service groups.
Commenting on her appointment Ms. Hall stated; “I deem it a privilege be appointed to the post of Senior Public Prosecutor within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. With this new role I am committed to ensuring the Rule of Law is upheld and the objectives and vison of the Department and Justice system is maintained. I wish to express my gratitude for being regarded for such a post within the Department and am committed to working with and supporting my team and TCIG at large.”
Also Commenting on her appointment Ms. Grant stated; “I am humbled and grateful to be given the opportunity to use my skills to serve my country in this capacity. It is a mantle which I will wear with pride and respect for my office and the duty owed by me to my people. I am grateful for the warm welcome of my colleagues and others in the public service and I am enthused to begin discharging these duties and responsibilities and contributing to the development of myself as an attorney and the jurisprudence of the Turks and Caicos.”
Director of Public Prosecutions, Eugene Otuonye, Q.C. in commenting on these appointments said; ” I am extremely delighted with the appointments of Ms. Shatelia Hall as Senior Public Prosecutor and Tamika Grant as Public Prosecutor in the Office of the DPP. The impressive criminal law practice record so far of Ms. Hall (as a Prosecutor) and Ms. Grant(as a Defence Attorney) testify to their great potentials as outstanding lawyers in the making. I know them to possess great passion, dedication and high sense of responsibility, and consequently will be great assets not only to the Office of the DPP but in the service of the public and their Country, as Turks and Caicos Islanders”
Deputy Governor Anya Williams, commented on the appointments stating; “Congratulations is extended to both Ms. Shatelia Hall and Ms. Tamika Grant on their appointment as Senior Public Prosecutor and Public Prosecutor respectively within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. We welcome Ms. Grant to the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service and wish her much success in her new role and we congratulate Ms. Hall for continuing to climb the ranks within the Office of the DPP and within the Turks & Caicos Islands Civil Service.”