Gibson-Marks volunteered disbarment – Attorney

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Gibson-Marks volunteered disbarment – Attorney
Tamara Gibson-Marks
Tamara Gibson-Marks


THE SEARCHLIGHT (Originally published Oct. 17) –
 Even before Attorney General Judith Jones Morgan commenced proceedings to have former registrar of the High Court Tamara Gibson Marks disbarred, Marks had already volunteered to do so.

According to Gibson-Marks’ counsel, St Lucian Alberton Richelieu, on May 29, 2014, eight days after his client resigned as registrar, she wrote the Attorney General, indicating her intention to file an application for voluntary disbarment.

Richelieu made the disclosure while addressing the magistrate at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, where Gibson-Marks was being sentenced on two charges.

“On May 29, in further acknowledgement of her error and culpability and well in advance of criminal proceedings, my client wrote to the Attorney General, indicating her intention to file application for voluntary disbarment,” Richelieu said.

According to Richelieu, the Attorney General acknowledged receipt of the letter on June 6, 2014, but stated that an application was filed to have Gibson-Marks disbarred.

The Attorney General filed the application to have Marks disbarred on June 5, 2014.

In the application, the Attorney General gave three reasons why the former registrar should be disbarred and called on Gibson-Marks to show cause why she should not.

On Monday, September 22, that application by the Attorney General to have Marks disbarred was upheld by Justice Esco Henry, meaning that the way is now clear for the Attorney General to move to have Marks disbarred because of improper and unprofessional conduct.

“In the circumstances, no substantive challenge has been advanced in respect of those proceedings and the defendant accepts that she has been suspended or disbarred,” Richelieu added.

Magistrate Carla James fined Gibson-Marks $4,500 on the charge of theft, to be paid in one month or she will spend three months in prison. On the charge of abuse of office, the former registrar was fined $6,000, to be paid in three months or spend six months in jail.

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  1. First Tammy did not admit wrong. When she was charged, she denied and pleaded not guilty.when the Auditor General presented the report that's when things started to be arranged.
    Now here is an issue. Karma agreed to voluntary disbarment while the AG filed for same months ago . Which will take precedence and what is the significance of Tamara's being accepted? Will she at a later time after being struck off the register, apply for reign statement.?

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  2. I'm sure her loss is far greater than what she stole. The annual salary of a registrar of the high court is far more than $21925. Why steal petty cash and get caught, why steal at all? We live and learn, lets hope she does.

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  3. Tammy the first step was to admit your wrong doing and in doing so you have shown strength in this time of adversity. Your family and real friends will be there for you in anyway needed as you navigate this time. Everyone has an opnion but all that matters are those who love you and everyone else is insignificant.

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  4. "...her intention to file an application for voluntary disbarment."

    I was taught "the road to hell is paved with good intentions"

    She INTENDED
    My question is ... DID SHE?

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  5. Tammy should start her own church the collections, tithes donations etc could be attractive if she choose her own congregation

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  6. Tamara I'm sorry for what you are going through right now. I will apologize for the Lucians who are putting you down, because they dont know better. You have to be strong and stay positive, this will all come to past. Dont be disturb by what people are saying.
    I dont know you but I know your dad and knew your mom and they are wonderful people. Your dad will support you and your mom is looking over you. No mans trouble last forever.
    I will never rejoice at your down fall, god will make a way where there seems to be no way.
    Tears gets into my eyes to see how my people are so heartless, I'm embarrassed by the comments I see.
    Girl keep your head up high and forget the negative, concerntrate on the positive.
    Be the master of your mind and the captain of your ship, dont run for anyone face your problems. Give yourself affirmations, and send it out into the universe. No one is greater than god.
    Lord please give Tamara the strength she needs right now, let her take her problems to you and let her trust that she are favored by you. Let her put all this behind her and allow her to move forward, cover Tamara with your blood from the crown of her head to the sole of her feet. I also ask you to fogive the negative people who are persecuting her because their days are near.
    Tamara I'm in Canada right now but if I was anywhere close to home I would just come an give you a big strong hug. Be strong and god favors you. XXXX

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  7. Tamara say to herself that she might as well go to court in style, so she go by Alice and buy a "two-for-the-price-of-one" imitation Blackanese weave and fix herself up.

    You go Girl!!!
    You might be a thief but you are one glamorous thief!!

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  8. Everyone makes mistakes and some that we are not proud of..but by admitting that you were wrong and willing to get help is a great step forward and I applaud you for that.It took alot for you to do that...Good luck with everything. .Let the almighty be the only judge...

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  9. There's a female Lawyer in Castries who rips people off big time, and makes frequent trips to the States on shopping trips.
    What goes around, comes around. It may take time, but sooner than later - Bingo.

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  10. What she did was wrong end of story now she will have to live with that for the rest of her life I pray she find some peace

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  11. I won't be surprised if she went to England or somewhere in Europe. Too much pressure. But I hope she learned her lesson! Never live above your means!
    Only the rich walk away like a boss smiling!

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  12. Tamara I don't know you but I've prayed for you and for your forgiveness from our FATHER IN HEAVEN, ,,, TRUST GOD FOR CLEANSING AND FORGIVES , DO HIS WILL , TRY TO DO RIGHT , , GOD BLESS YOU

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  13. Yall do not know her in yall ass Leave her alone she did what she did and she face up to it but the fucking ministers that taking all our money and making highway robbery and leavig the country dry, making all their bobol nuttin for that. Tamie u go girl> All that talk is for awhile #bestrong

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    • Hoorah, you seem to have profited from the proceeds. Anyone who want give up there money that's their choice. As for the money she stole it was not hers to take...it was not given to her. She has to see money and walk away. Let her pay for her sins

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    • It is apparent that you are a family member or close friend of Tamara, so we could excuse for that response. You have no choice but to defend her. But people like her will learn to see people's money and leave it alone. I am sure if it were the ordinary man or woman on the street who stole something, you would have been the first person to be judge jury and executioner. Some of us have a lot of selective Morality. We should not judge people, when certain persons are involved in crime but then when others do the same or even less severe crime, it is okay to judge.

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  14. Her intention was to remove herself,(perhaps "after" she found out a letter was filed a day before she wrote her letter). That's what you call "celebrity" sentencing !

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  15. LUCIANS GIVE HER A BREAK, LET HER HEAL SHE HAS A DAUGHTER. LET'S SEE IF SHE WILL CHANGE.

    BUT IF SHE START ACTING UP AGAIN !

    WE GONNA START CALLING HER VOLEH in her Modda...

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  16. Look at the smile on her face that thief has no shame,her only regret is being caught sackway mama vole.

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    • She has nothing to be ashamed of. She tief and well enjoying the profit of her tiefing. Well if it was me or you we still sitting in jail awaiting trial, which might come 5 years after. People still sitting in jail for stealing 1 yam, or a shirt on somebody's line, or a hand of bananas, but not all thieves are made equally apparently. Everybody now quick to say she made a mistake, only God can judge, she will learn, but let it be some little persons from someone no name family and you will hear a very different tune. Thieves should get treated like thieves. Even the media afraid to talk about this one. Sigh. How tings go ever change. Wait for it. A big job coming her way just now.

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  17. Politicians (ALL) should take a page from Tamara Gibson. Knowing that you have done wrong respectfully removing yourself, unlike the thieves we have from both parties who do wrong and mock each other like they have no sins.............

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