Dr. Linton A. Lewis is a true son of the soil having lived in East St. George all his life. He was born and bred in Calliaqua and he currently lives with his wife in Cane Hall. Throughout his life Dr. Lewis has always shown the highest levels of ambition and determination. This is displayed by his achievements in all of the undertakings of his life, whether it is in the field of academics or athletics. Dr. Linton Lewis has excelled in every area of his life and he continues along this path so that he may be of greater service to his country.
Dr. Lewis' academic achievements pay tribute to his unquenchable desire to better himself. Early on, he obtained Student Teacher status at Kingstown Pupil Teachers' Centre. He pursued his higher education in the United Kingdom having attended the University of Wales where he successfully obtained the professional qualification bestowed by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. At the University of Bristol, he obtained his Master's Degree in Legal Studies. He became a Barristerat-Law while attending the BPP Law School and Grays Inn in London. Dr Lewis also serves as chairman of the CCJ trust fund.
In 1996, he attended both the Institute of Business Administration and the Institute of Credit Management. In tribute to his greater objectives, Linton attained his Doctorate (PhD) in Law at the University of Durham. His PhD related to Law on International Crime with special emphasis on white collar crime and money laundering. Dr. Lewis is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA) as well as a distinguished Barrister-at-Law.
Few politicians in the Caribbean have the experience that Dr. Linton Lewis has gathered through his varied experiences locally, regionally and internationally, Early in his career he held a number of positions in various Ministries including the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Labour and Community Development. He worked in the position of Data Processing Officer at the National Commercial Bank (SVG) Limited Financial Controller of the St Vincent Brewery, Consultant to the Young Island Holiday Resort and Financial Controller of the St. Vincent Banana Growers Association.
Since 1997 he has been a Barrister-at-Law and during the period 1997 to 2001 Dr. Lewis was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Offshore Financial Authority, a position for which his skills made him the best possible person. The scope of his duties in this position pays credit to Linton’s abilities and his dedication to reforming the Offshore Financial Authority. In fact, he was appointed by CARICOM to represent the interests of the Caribbean before the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Commonwealth and the Financial Action Task Force.
Not only is Linton academically accomplished, he is also athletically gifted having represented his country in both Football and Cricket, toured with the West Indies Youth Cricket Team, represented the Windward and Combined Islands Cricket Teams and also has played professional cricket for the Ammanford Cricket Club and Glamorgan County Cricket Club in the United Kingdom. He has written and published a number of Theses, Dissertations and Articles dealing with a number of issues ranging from Money Laundering, Proper Representation, Sovereignty, and Offshore Finance. Linton contributions extend to the areas of Information Technology and Culture, having competed successfully in four categories in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Music Festival. Dr. Lewis has sung, composed, and produced two albums.