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Constance Mitcham
(1947 - )
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Dame Constance Viola Mitcham, DBE
Former Cabinet Minister and current She also serves as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, St. Kitts and Nevis

Constance Mitcham is a politician and former Cabinet Minister in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Early life and education

Contance Viola Mitcham was born in 1947 in the town of Sandy Point, St. Kitts. She attended Primary, Senior, and Girl’s High School in St. Kitts. Upon completing High School, she journeyed to England where she completed her Advanced Level GCE subjects and enrolled in Kingston University College of Law from where she graduated with an LL.B with Honors in 1971. In 1972, Miss Mitcham completed her Council of Legal Education at MIddle Temple Inn of Court, in London, England and obntained the Barrister at Law Certificate and was called to the Bar of England and Wales

Career

In 1974, Mitcham returned to the Caribbean and was called to the Bar of several countried and jurisdictions including St. Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Antigua. She served as High Court Registrar and Chief Magistrate of the BVI. She also served as Supervisor of Elections of the BVI, President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association, country Vice President of the International Federation of Female Lawyers. In 1980 she served as Senior Magistrate in St. Kitts.

In 1982, Mitcham was a member of the St. Kitts and Nevis negotiating team for Independence from Britain and in 1984 was the first woman to be elected to the Parliament of St. Kitts and Nevis and served as Minister of Health, Women’s Affairs and Labour until 1995, when she retired from active politics.

Today, Mitcham is still very active in her legal practice as Founder and Head of the Caribbean Legal firm of Mitcham and Benjamin – Chambers, Basseterre, St. Kitts. She also serves as a She also serves as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Special Advisor of the Prime Minister of St.Kitts-Nevis Dr. Hon Timothy Harris.

Honours and awards

In 2019, she was the recipient of the Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her contribution to national development and the law.

Sources
http://timescaribbeanonline.com/ambassador-her-excellency-constance-v-mitcham-to-be-honoured-at-annual-spbs-awards-gala/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constance_V._Mitcham
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Occupation Lawyer, Politician
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Date of Birth 1947
Place of Birth Sandy Point, St. Kitts and Nevis
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Notable Accomplishments
First Woman Elected Parliamentarian of St. Kitts and Nevis
First woman to act as Prime Minister of the Federation of St.Kitts-Nevis
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