From left: Parliamentary Secretary Cardigan Connor, Ministerial Assistant Evalie Bradley, Minister of Home Affairs Cora Richardson-Hodge, Deputy Governor Perin Bradley, Chief Minister Victor Banks, Governor Tim Foy, Attorney General Dwight Horsford and Leader of the Opposition Palmovan Webster.
ANGUILLA–Governor Tim Foy and Dr. Dina Foy hosted an informal social gathering at their residence on October 9 to introduce Anguilla’s new Attorney General (AG) Dwight Horsford to the island’s legal professionals and government leaders. A native of Grenada, Horsford was officially sworn in as Anguilla’s AG on October 1.
Governor Foy introduced and talked briefly about Horsford during the welcoming remarks. He said, “It’s a privilege and a pleasure to have managed to nab this gentleman to become the latest attorney general of what I believe is the finest jurisdiction in the Eastern Caribbean. We are extremely fortunate to have an AG who not only knows the law, but also loves the law. He is not just steeped in jurisprudence, but also really understands the role of an AG in terms of helping government do its work. In addition to this, we are extremely fortunate and delighted to have someone from within the region in this position who stood head and shoulders above all other applicants worldwide. Lastly, we are fortunate to have someone who has public service in his core.”
Chief Minister Victor Banks added, “The AG comes well recommended to us. His main function and responsibilities will be to work with the judiciary branch of government. We’ve already had conversations concerning his role, and I’ve said to him that one of the most important aspects of his job will be his interpersonal relationships with those that he works with.”
Deputy Governor Perin Bradley, charged by the governor to lead the AG recruitment process, said, “We ran a very open, broad and transparent process and at every step, Dwight ticked all the boxes. His qualifications went on and on and he stood head and shoulders above the other applicants. By the time the recruitment process was completed, everyone was comfortable that we had made the right and proper choice.”
After all the government ministers present welcomed him, Horsford ended the formal part of the evening by saying, “I have been very warmly welcomed in Anguilla. Officials and lay people alike have been very warm and I couldn’t ask for anything more. I look forward to working with the good ensemble of people in the AG’s chambers and I look forward to interacting with each of you here tonight.”