Thursday 26 November, 2020

Cayman: New Acting FSD Registrar Appointed

Judicial Administration’s Ms Bridget Myers is the newly appointed Registrar of the Acting Financial Services Division.

Judicial Administration’s Ms Bridget Myers is the newly appointed Registrar of the Acting Financial Services Division.

A hardworking and dedicated Judicial Administration staff member has seen her diligent work duly recognised by her elevation to a newly created position within the Courts’ service.

Court Administrator Mrs Suzanne Bothwell has announced the appointment of Ms Bridget Myers as Acting Registrar of the Financial Services Division (FSD).

“In keeping with the Hon. Chief Justice’s vision that the FSD is to be administered through its own registry, ongoing efforts have been underway to create a position to help lead this initiative, and also to identify staff within the organisation who have the potential and acumen to develop into this role and to support the development of this important division,” Mrs Bothwell said.

Adding his congratulations on the appointment, Hon. Chief Justice Anthony Smellie said, “By her work in support of the FSD Judges, Ms Myers has demonstrated a strong sense of appreciation for the important work of the division and a real commitment to its mission. I am pleased to see Ms Myers take up this opportunity while she also undertakes appropriate para-legal studies to ensure her ability to deliver the high-quality service required in this new role.”

Ms Myers demonstrated a willingness to step forward and to learn the business of the Financial Services Division over the last two years, the Court Administrator disclosed. As part of her professional development, Ms Myers is currently enrolled in a two-year paralegal programme with the University of the West Indies distance learning programme of which she has completed eight months.

To help Ms Myers to make the best of her new acting appointment, she agreed to work with and be mentored by senior Courts Staff including the Clerk of Court Shiona Allenger, Senior Deputy Clerk Jenesha Simpson of Court as well as members of the judiciary.

In response to Ms Myer’s strong performance, the Judicial Administrator recommended to the Chief Justice to appoint her as Acting Registrar for a year. “This acting period will provide Ms Myers with the unique opportunity to develop the necessary skills and expertise required for the position,” Mrs Bothwell commented. 

By taking up the acting post, Ms Myers has also agreed to a comprehensive, one-year training plan through the mentorship and leadership of the Clerk and Senior Deputy Clerk of Courts and the judiciary.

The department is proud to “develop our staff in house and to groom them to take up future leadership level positions within the organization,” Mrs Bothwell said. As a result of Ms Myers being able to take up this new acting position, another staff member will also now be able to train and develop into the role of a Personal Assistant for the Financial Services Division Judges, she noted.

She added, “We look forward to working with other staff members who demonstrate a willingness to grow and develop and to support them in honing the qualities and initiative to take on such leadership responsibilities. Developing talent in house is a tremendous leadership opportunity, to which all of our senior leaders are committed.”

In response, Ms Myers commented: “First and foremost, I would like to give God thanks for the many blessings that he has bestowed upon me. As I continue my journey of development within the working environment, I will strive to continue to be the best I can be and despite any obstacles that I may encounter, I will continue to prove myself to be worthy of the confidence that the management team at Judicial Administration has placed in me. 

“In closing, I would like to express thanks to the Hon. Chief Justice, Mrs Simpson, Mrs Bothwell and Ms Allenger for allowing me this opportunity and to the Hon. Justice Ian Kawaley, Hon. Justice Nicholas Segal and Hon. Justice Raj Parker for their guidance.”

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