BU has received word from an unimpeachable source that Marston Gibson has been named as the next Chief Justice of Barbados. When he assumes office he will become the 13th Chief Justice of Barbados.
There has been robust discussion on BU about the attributes David Simmons’ successor needs to bring to the job. It is no secret our Judiciary is in need of leadership. In recent years we have seen how an inefficient Registrar of the Court combined with the influence of a few lawyers have held our Courts to ransom. The BU lobby supported an appointment from outside the circle of the Barbados legal fraternity; someone who should possess the breath in qualification that straddles academic and administrative experience. Based on our source it appears Prime Minister David Thompson and Cabinet have taken the bold step by selecting such a person.
Here is a brief Bio of Chief Justice Designate Marston Gibson:
Work and Education
- Supreme Court of New York, Nassau County May 1998 – PresentCourt Attorney – RefereeMineola, New York
- Hugh Wooding Law School, Legal Education Certificate (L.E.C) ’81L.E.C.
- Oxford University, Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L) ’79 B.C.L.
- University of the West Indies, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) ’75Law
- Foundation School ’70
- Harrison College ’72