Guyanese appointed Dominica High Court judge
Guyana-born Anguillian Magistrate, Mrs. Birnie Stephenson Brooks, has been appointed a High Court Judge and she has been assigned to Dominica. She will be taking up her appointment on October 25.
Mrs. Brooks has been resident in Anguilla since 1992 when she joined the firm of Mitchell’s Chambers. She was also associated with and was a Partner of the local firms of Webster Dyrud Mitchell and Caribbean Associated attorneys.
She has been admitted to practice in Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands.
She is a former President of the Anguilla Bar Association and of the Rotary Club of Anguilla. She is also a Paul Harris Fellow having won an award for her service above self to the people of Anguilla.
Since living in Anguilla Mrs. Brooks also worked closely with the young people of Anguilla, with the Methodist youth, the Young people of the Church of God of Holiness and with the New Testament Church of God.
She was the prime mover and shaker in the sustenance of the Interact Club of Anguilla where she was able to play a part in molding the lives of many Anguillian Young People who are now leading members of our Community. She also was a member of the Royal Anguilla Police Force Community Band for many years where she played the tenor saxophone.
Mrs. Brooks played an active roll in the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive Parent Teacher Association where she was the Vice President.
Mrs. Stephenson Brooks is the daughter of the late Lt. Col. R.B Stephenson and Mrs. Yvonne Stephenson of Guyana. She is married to Anguillian Mr. Keith “Chinnicks” Brooks. She is the mother of Kibibi who is a second form student at the high school and the late Robert.
Mrs. Brooks has since departed Anguilla to take up residence in Dominica.