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Lawyers call for urgent public review of St Kitts-Nevis economic citizenship programme


Dwyer Astaphan

By Caribbean News Now contributor

BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Leading activist and legal figures in St Kitts and Nevis have called for the government to address fraudulent practices surrounding the nation’s citizenship by investment (CBI) programme.

During the most recent edition of WINN FM’s ‘Inside the News’ talk show, lawyer and former government minister Dwyer Astaphan urged the government to conduct a “forensic” investigation into claims of citizenship gained through “less than substantial” investment into the country.

Astaphan, who regularly makes appeals to put an end to corrupt practices in St Kitts and Nevis, claimed that unscrupulous agents are continuing to sell the nation’s CBI real estate option for up to less than half the…

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Pride and justice: Caribbean-American collective of lawyers


Caribbean Attorneys Network

Several board members and co-founders of the Caribbean Attorneys Network (CAN). From left, Simone Archer, co-founders, Kadion Henry, Moya O’Connor, and Ricardo Salmon, and Sheryl Fyffe.

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Founded in 2014, the Caribbean Attorneys Network (CAN) is a collective of professional lawyers of Caribbean heritage working in the field of law. The creation of the organization was the idea of three law school friends — Moya O’Connor, Kadion Henry, and Ricardo Salmon. Upon passing the bar, O’Connor, who is first generation Jamaican-American, created a Facebook group called Caribbean Attorneys Networking in hopes of connecting with people in the law field of Caribbean background.

“I started it as a…

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‘Magic’ campaign lands 17 black women on Houston courts – Missouri Lawyers Media


The Houston area’s courts are going to be a lot more diverse thanks to a group of 17 African-American women and their “magic.”

The women, who were part of an effort dubbed the “Black Girl Magic” campaign, all won races last week to be judges in various Harris County courts in an election that featured more …

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St. Louis County Court chooses first African American presiding judge – Missouri Lawyers Media


The judges of the 21st Circuit in St. Louis County, the largest circuit in the state, elected an African American colleague as presiding judge for the first time at their Oct. 10 circuit en banc meeting.

Acting Presiding Judge Gloria Clark Reno will begin her two-year term Jan 1.

“It just goes to show we continue to …

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First African American woman elected as St. Louis presiding judge – Missouri Lawyers Media


The circuit judges of the City of St. Louis on Monday voted unanimously at their en banc meeting to elect Robin Ransom as the first African American female presiding judge of the 22nd Circuit.

“I was humbled,” said Ransom, a circuit judge since 2008 who previously served as commissioner of the city’s family court.

Ransom is the …

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DLA raids South African firms for corporate and employment lawyers – Articles


Two Johannesburg-based lawyers have joined DLA Piper from South African firms, as international firms continue to extend their local reach.

International law firm DLA Piper has hired two directors for its corporate and employment practices in Johannesburg from two of South Africa’s biggest firms.

Hendré Human joined the firm from Johannesburg-headquartered Webber Wentzel, which has an alliance with London-headquartered international firm Linklaters, in the corporate team, where he will advise on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate restructuring and other similar matters. He made partner there in 2015.

He was joined at the firm by employment and data protection lawyer Monique Jefferson, recruited from Bowmans, where she spent nearly 10 years and was senior…

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