Department: Department of Disaster Management
Experienced legal professional Mrs. Vareen Vanterpool-Nibbs has been appointed Registrar of the High Court effective February 15.
Mrs. Vanterpool-Nibbs will be responsible for ensuring that the court’s administration operates in an efficient and effective manner and in keeping with the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court’s procedures and rules. Specific roles include managing the efficient business operations of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in the British Virgin Islands; as well as administering hearings; coordinating mediation; and corresponding with litigants.
His Excellency the Governor John J. Rankin, CMG said that Mrs. Vanterpool-Nibbs’s mix of experience with civil litigation, drafting legislation, and contract negotiation will strengthen the Territory’s courts.
“Mrs. Vanterpool-Nibbs has a breadth of legal experience from both the public and private sector that will benefit the Territory’s legal and judicial system for years to come,” Mr. Rankin said.
Deputy Governor, Mr. David D. Archer, Jr said that he is pleased when Virgin Islands professionals of Mrs. Vanterpool-Nibbs’ caliber choose to contribute to the Territory by joining the Public Service.
“Talented legal professionals have abundant options in a Territory like ours,” Mr. Archer said, adding, “I am proud that highly skilled persons like Mrs. Vanterpool-Nibbs elect to bring those talents to work for the people of the Virgin Islands.”
Mrs. Vanterpool-Nibbs has previously served as a Senior Associate at Harney’s BVI; Principal Crown Counsel in the Attorney General’s Chambers; and as General Counsel for the BVI Ports Authority.
She holds a Master of Arts in Advanced Legislative Studies from the University of London; a Certificate of Legal Education from the Eugene Dupuch Law School in the Bahamas; and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus .
Mrs. Vanterpool-Nibbs currently serves as a member of the Legal Aid Board and the Immigration Board.
The High Court Registry is responsible for facilitating the effective administration and dispensation of justice by the Supreme Court, and to ensure the proper registration, preservation and retrieval of legal records.
Note to Editors: Image included: Mrs. Vareen Vanterpool-Nibbs