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Gertel Uraine Thom
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The Hon. Gertel Uraine Thom
Jurist

Gertel Thom is a Former Attorney General of Antigua and Barbuda, and current High Court Judge in St. Vincent.

Early life and education

Gertel Thom hold a LLB from the University of the West Indies (1982) and Legal Education Certificate (1984) from the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad & Tobago. She was called to the Bar in Guyana (1984) and in Antigua & Barbuda (2001).

Career

From 1988 – 1991, Gertel Thom was Director of Public Prosecutions Chambers,George Town, Guyana. She later served as Legal Adviser, Geology and Mines Commission, George Town, Guyana (1991 - 1993).

Thom was also Principal Crown Counsel, and Attorney General of Montserrat (1993 - 1998). Mrs Thom served under three Governors and three Chief Ministers.

She moved to Antigua in 1998 to take up the post of Deputy Solicitor General (1998 - 2001). In 2001, Gertel Thom was appointed Attorney General in Antigua and Babuda. She was the first woman Attorney-General of Antigua and Barbuda and the first woman to sit in the Antigua and Barbuda Cabinet

Thom later practiced law until 2005 when she became a High Court Judge in St. Vincent for the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.

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Gertel Thom
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Occupation Jurist
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Place of Birth Guyana
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Notable Accomplishments
Former Attorney General of Montserrat
Former Attorney General of Antigua and Barbuda
Current High Court Judge in St. Vincent
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