Political Leader of the Liberal Party, Grenada
Venescia Francis-Banfield is a Grenadian lawyer and politician and Political Leader of the Liberal Party.
Early life and education
Francis-Banfield holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) from the University of London and an a Postgraduate Diploma from The City University (Inns of Court School of Law).
Venescia Francis-Banfield is a partner of Francis-Banfield Chambers and Head of Chambers. She is a leading Barrister in Grenada and handles matters in all areas of law and her specialty extends to criminal law.
Francis-Banfield was the Chairman of the Youth Offending Team at Thurrock Council, Thurrock, Grays in Essex, England from 2004 to 2005 wherein she played a pivotal role in curtailing youth offences and other related crimes, whilst channelling youth offenders to training and work programmes for the local council.
She represented the Prime Minister of Grenada & Petit Martinique in several cases and also the State of Grenada in leading cases with Capital Bank International Limited and criminal charges brought against 7 police officers over the wrongful death of Oscar Bartholomew (Deceased Canadian citizen who died in police custody in Grenada) both at High Court and Appeal levels.
Francis-Banfield served as a Director of the Board of Directors of the Point Salines International Airport now the Maurice Bishop International Airport, The Board of Directors of the Housing Authority of Grenada, the Tax Appeal Board and as Chairman of the National Insurance Board of Appeal.
Francis-Banfield is contesting the Town of St. George seat for the Liberal Party in the 2018 General Election.
Francis-Banfield is married and has three children. Her hobbies are cooking, cards creation, local arts and craft.