Above: Solicitor General Jacqueline Wilson
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Trinidad and Tobago native Jacqueline Wilson has been named the new Solicitor General of the Cayman Islands.
Wilson was selected following an open recruitment process to fill the vacancy created when former Solicitor General Cheryll Richards, QC, was appointed as the territory’s first Director of Public Prosecutions.
“It is a privilege to return to the Cayman Islands to serve in the position of Solicitor General,” Wilson said. “I am deeply grateful for the level of support that I have received from team members in the Portfolio of Legal Affairs and I will make every effort to fulfill the expectations and to effectively discharge the responsibilities of the post.”
Richards now has independent responsibility for Public Prosecutions; that role was formerly carried out by the Attorney General’s chambers prior to the 2009 Constitution.
Wilson previously served in the Attorney General’s chambers for five years, before leaving in 2002 to take up an assignment with the British Virgin Islands’ government.
She had been working in the BVI for the past 10 years.
Vicki Ellis, now a judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, had been acting as Solicitor General since Richards’ departure.