First Female Chief Justice for Eastern Caribbean Court
The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has its first acting female chief justice.
Justice Janice Mesadis Pereira has been appointed to act as chief justice and president of the Court of Appeal with effect from August 1, 2012.
She becomes officially Chief Justice Pereira once the Letters Patent are signed by Her Majesty the Queen.
Pereira, born on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, succeeds Nevisian-born Sir Hugh Rawlins.
She obtained her law degree with honours from the University of the West Indies in 1979 and the Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School in 1981.