Adriel Dermont Brathwaite
Former Attorney General of Barbados
Adriel Dermont Brathwaite is a Barbadian politician and a former Attorney General.
Early life and education
Born and raised at Marchfield, St. Philip, Barbados, Adriel Dermont Brathwaite was educated at St. Martins Primary - now Reynold Weekes Primary. From there, he entered Harrison College where he received his secondary education.
On leaving secondary school, Brathwaite entered the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus where he gained an LL.B (Hons.). He is also the holder of the Legal Education Certificate from Hugh Wooding Law School. He was admitted to the Bar in 1987, and practised as a corporate lawyer until his appointment to the Office of the Attorney General on 23 October 2010.
Adriel D. Brathwaite became a Member of Parliament for the constituency of St. Philip South in January 2008.
He assumed duties as Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs on 23 October 2010, following the death of the late Prime Minister, the Hon. David J. H. Thompson, QC, MP and the elevation of the then Deputy Prime Minister and Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, the Hon. Freundel J. Stuart, QC, MP to the office of Prime Minister.
Brathwaite was unsuccessful in his bid to retain in seat in the 24 May 2018 General Election.
Adriel is married to Gailene Spence-Brathwaite and is the father of three boys.