Ms. Danine K Jones – new Clerk to the OECS Assembly

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Ms. Danine K Jones is the new Clerk to the OECS Assembly effective July 2015. The OECS Assembly is one of the organs of the OECS. In her new role she is required to assist the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly in relation to the functioning of the Assembly. She is also expected to provide legal support to the OECS Commission.

Prior to taking up her new role, Ms. Jones worked with SLASPA as the Legal Officer/Corporate Secretary where she had responsibility for the management of SLASPA’s Legal Affairs and also served as the organization’s Corporate Secretary. During that time, Ms. Jones has had numerous accomplishments including: Preparation and Approval of Standing Orders for the Port Police and the introduction of a contract database system to assist with more efficient management of the many contracts at SLASPA.

Ms. Jones also worked as Parliamentary Counsel 1 at Attorney General’s Chambers, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. During that time she also represented the Attorney General on the Tobago Cays Board and served as the Corporate Secretary National Properties Ltd in St. Vincent and Grenadines. She also drafted numerous acts, amendments, regulations and bills including: The Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (Substitution of Title) Act 2002; St. Vincent and the Grenadines Small Business Bill 2005 and The Freedom of Information Regulations 2006 to name a few. In 2006, she left her beloved St. Vincent and the Grenadines to take up a position in St. Lucia as the Legal Officer with the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL).

Ms. Jones is a member of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Bar and the St. Lucia Bar. She holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from the University of the West Indies and is a graduate of the Hugh Wooding Law School where she graduated on the Dean’s Honour Roll. She has also received specialist training in the Law in areas such as In-House Counsel training in London, Procurement Training, Maritime Training, Mediation and ADR. She is currently pursuing an LL.M degree and is completing a Post-Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting.