Pearl Williams

Pearl Williams

Miss Pearl Williams attended the St. Martin’s Primary School. From there, she moved on to the Convent High School and unto the academic section of the Clifton Dupigny Community College.

Miss Williams, is a proud recipient of the Sir Arthur Lewis Indigenous Scholarship Programme from the University of the West Indies. Upon completion of her Bachelors in Law (LLB) from the University of the West Indies, she pursued her Legal Education Certificate at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad & Tobago and was called to the Bar in October of 2010.

Miss Pearl Williams is a strong and motivated individual. Her success is attributed to hard work and dedication. She sees her accomplishment as a great achievement, being the first Kalinago person to pursue a career in law. She also views her success as a great milestone for the Kalinago community as there was previously no one from the community in the legal profession before. This, she hopes, will motivate other Kalinago young people to follow in her footsteps.

Her achievement can be seen as something that in the long run will benefit the Kalinago people and by extension, the island of Dominica.

She advises other young Kalinago individuals to be serious about what they want to do in life. Should they opt to pursue a legal career or any other profession, they should put their best foot forward. She urges them to be proud of their identity as Kalinago people.

Miss Williams is thankful to the Sir Arthur Lewis Indigenous Scholarship Programme, sponsored by the University of the West Indies, and sees it as a big investment in the Kalinago people. Any Kalinago person who benefits from this programme must give it their all as it is definitely a way forward for the Kalinago people.

Miss Williams is currently a State Attorney in the Chambers of the Attorney General’s, Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs. She has intentions of opening her own private practice in the future and as a result, she will be able to serve and assist the Kalinago people.

1The Sir Arthur Lewis Scholarship Programme was initiated by Sir Hilary Beckles and Mr Charles Williams back in 2005. Initially, the programme started off with three (3) persons including Miss Williams and is sponsored by the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.

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