Josephine Gumbs-Connor

Pure Anguilla

Profile

Josephine Gumbs-Connor is a Barrister and Solicitor of\nthe Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court having graduated\nfrom the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus)\nwith a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and also graduated\nfrom the Hugh Wooding Law School (Trinidad) with the\nLegal Professional Certificate (LEC) in 1995.

\n\nAs the recipient of the Mathieu Sellier Memorial Prize for Best\nPerformance in Trial Advocacy, Josephine knew that\nlitigation was one of her passions, and she has been in\nactive legal practice for the past 22 years as a trial\nadvocate. Her litigation practice in criminal, civil and\ncommercial aspects of the law has taken her through to all\nlevels of the Courts up to the Court of Appeal with\ndistinction.

\n\nShe is the Principal of her Chambers JAG\nGumbs & Co which offers a multiplicity of legal services on\nthe island of Anguilla. Josephine is called to the Bars of\nAnguilla and the British Virgin Islands, having practiced in\nthe British Virgin Islands during a few years of her career.\nJosephine is Notary Public, an Accredited Director from\nthe Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Accountants\nand has also been an active member of both the Anguilla\nBar Association in which she has served in several\ncapacities of the Executive over the years and is also a\nmember of the OECS Bar Association.

\n\nIn 2010 she was appointed as the Advisor to the Chief\nMinister of the Government of Anguilla on matters of policy\nand over the five-year term of the administration assisted\nthe Chief Minister in Anguilla in a breadth of matters affecting their island. She accompanied and provided\nadvice to the Anguilla delegation on its annual official\nvisits to the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) in the United\nKingdom where all other Heads of Overseas Territories\nand Crown Dependencies engaged in bilaterial\ndiscussions on matters affecting their individual territories\nwith British Government counterparts.

\n\nAs part of the social commitment to her community,\nJosephine who is often dubbed a community activist, was\nthe voice behind a mike as a Talk Show host on a weekly\nbroadcast for over 7 years where she interacted with the\nlocal community and also persons abroad in a call-in\nprogramme. She also offered significant support to\nmentoring activities in the community.

\n\nWith a love for hospitality Mrs Gumbs-Connor also\nmanages her Estate property and is the Caribbean\nrepresentative of a premiere butlering school, the Magnum\nButlers Academy which offers classical training and\ncertificated programmes to persons in the Caribbean so as\nto uplift their hospitality skills.