Friday, September 28, 2007

Governor David Pearey Appointed the BVI First Full-Time Magistrate

The Governor Mr. David Pearey has appointed the BVI first full-time Magistrate with effect from September 1, 2007. The person chosen to this post was Mrs. Charmaine Rosan-Bunbury who worked in the Attorney General Chambers as Crown Counsel from 2001 until this appointment.

Mrs. Rosan-Bunbury is a BVIslander, holding a legal certificate from the University of Northumbria, Newcastle United Kingdom, a Bachelors of Law with Honours from the University of Wolverhampton, UK, and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of the Virgin Islands.

The new Magistrate will deputise for the Senior Magistrate and preside over civil proceedings; she will also preside over sittings of night court, serve as Coroner and conduct inquests into unnatural deaths within the Territory of the British Virgin Islands.

Senior Magistrate Mrs. Valerie Stephens has said that she is pleased to work with Mrs. Rosan-Bunbury, and is glad that being the first full time local Magistrate Mrs. Bunbury would provide balance in court proceedings.

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