Attorney-at-law Tamara Gibson-Marks of St. Lucia was asked to resign her job as registrar of the St. Vincent High Court by that country’s attorney general.
Gibson-Marks who has been in that position since 2008, left the post last Wednesday, due to a request from Attorney General Judith Jones-Morgan, I-Witness News – an online news publication of St. Vincent and the Grenadines reported.
However, the media is unclear about the circumstances leading to that development.
Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves told I-Witness News on Monday, May 26 that the AG, police commissioner and director of audit are looking into the resignation of Gibson-Marks.
“I believe that from the issue which have arisen, that it was considered by the Honourable Attorney General that all these agencies would be involved,” Gonsalves informed I-Witness News.
Although he said his attorney general informed him of the matter last Thursday following a meeting with Gibson-Marks, he said he was not at liberty to speak about the content of that meeting as reported to him by the AG.
Gonsalves, also the minister of legal affairs, said he had not seen a letter of resignation.
“I have been advised that the attorney general requested a meeting with her (Marks), and as a consequence of that meeting, the attorney general ether requested or demanded — I wasn’t present — her resignation.
The registrar is appointed by the Judicial Legal Services Commission. Someone has been appointed to act as registrar at the St. Vincent high Court.
Gibson-Marks is the wife of attorney Ronald “Ronnie” Marks – a former senator in Gonsalves Unity Labour Party administration.
She is the artistic and production director of a St. Lucian Carnival promotion company called Red Unlimited. According to Red International’s website, she often visits St. Lucia during the Carnival season.