Trinidad Express / Former head of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) Gillian Lucky was sworn in yesterday as a judge of the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago by President Anthony Carmona.
Lucky, who had previously acted as a High Court judge from 2009-10, was accompanied by her mother Cintra Lucky and sister Antonia Lucky. The swearing-in ceremony took place in the Office of The President, St Ann’s, and was also witnessed by Chief Justice Ivor Archie, Justice of Appeal Mark Mohammed and his wife Indra, Sophia Chote SC, member of the Mercy Committee, and Susan Seepersad. A news release from the Office of the President said before being sworn in, some of her achievements were highlighted. It was stated that “Ms Gillian Lucky has aptly proven herself to be an irresistible force on our national landscape. Having attended the Naparima Girls’ High School, she attained her Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, and Cave Hill Campuses in 1989, where she was awarded the Therese Sylvester Prize for the Most Outstanding University Student— Cave Hill Campus. She proceeded to gain her Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in 1991. “Since her admission to practise at the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago on October 25, 1991, she has garnered more than can be termed her fair share of experience in legal professional circles. “From humble beginnings as an associate with the legal firm De Nobriga, Inniss and Company in Port of Spain, she moved to Senior State Counsel attached to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, where she monitored and supervised members of staff and attorneys. “In 2001, she was appointed a government senator and minister in the ministry of the attorney general and legal affairs and was ably charged with the awesome responsibility of acting as attorney general on several occasions,” the release said. Previous Article 50% hike in traffic fines expected to boost coffers
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