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SUMMARIZED BIOGRAPHIES OF THE CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE TCI INTEGRITY COMMISSION

 

 

 

                        CHAIRMAN

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      The Honourable Mr. Justice Seymour Radcliff Panton, OJ, CD

Born in Blenheim, Hanover, JAMAICA. Attended Rusea’s High School in Hanover, Jamaica.

Called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in November 1968.

Has served in Jamaica between 1969 and 2007, successively, as Clerk of Courts, Resident Magistrate, Puisne Judge and Judge of Appeal.

Former Associate Tutor (Late 80’s to Early 90’s) in Trial Advocacy at the Norman Manly Law School

Retired in 2016 as the longest serving President of the Court of Appeal of Jamaica (2007 to 2016).

Presently serves as a Judge of the International Mechanism for the Criminal Tribunals – appointed in 2016 and reappointed in 2018.

Presently serves in Jamaica as:

  •     Member of the Integrity Commission;
  •     Chairman of the Firearm Review Board; and
  •     Member of the Financial Services Commission Appeals Tribunal.

Has served in the Cayman Islands as Legal Assistant to the Attorney-General and Senior Crown Counsel (1973 to 1978); and as an Acting Judge of the Grand Court (2001 to 2016).

Has served as Executive Member of the Commonwealth Judges and Magistrates Association (1982 to 1988)

Has served as Member of the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (2008 to 2017)

Honoured twice by the Government of Jamaica – Commander of the Order of Distinction (CD) (2006) and The Order of Jamaica (OJ) (2007).

Honoured by the Jamaican Bar Association (2016) and the Cornwall Bar Association (twice- 1995 and 2007)

Has been a Lay Preacher in the Methodist Church since 1981.

Was appointed a Justice of the Peace in Jamaica in 2008.
 

 

                         MEMBERS

Mr. Martin Green - Commissioned Member of the TCI Integrity Commission

                       Mr. Martin Green

Martin Green LL.B (Hons), LL.M is an Irish citizen called to the English Bar in 1989 and came to the Turks and Caicos Islands in 1998, being called to the Bar here that year.  He joined his present firm, McCollum and Newlands in 2000.  His practice consists primarily of Litigation.  As part of his practice he has taken a keen interest in governance and integrity issues and has acted in a number of cases challenging decisions of public bodies, of which the most prominent have been those concerning the Third Turtle and Star Island developments.

 

 

 

 

                     Canon Mark Kendall

Canon Kendall has been an Anglican priest for twenty-five years. For varying periods he was a data processing clerk, teacher, Justice of the Peace, and cricketer.                                                                                        

His alma maters are Codrington College, Barbados; University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, St Stephen’s House, Oxford; and the University of Phoenix.  

He is married, and has a son.

 

 

 

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                     Dax Bruton

Dax Bruton is the risk management partner for the PwC Bahamas/Turks and Caicos Islands business unit. He is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a bachelor of accountancy and financial management degree from the University of Essex, England.  He made his way to the Turks and Caicos from London, England via Copenhagen, Denmark, and has resided in the Turks and Caicos since January 2000.

Dax is primarily involved in the assurance practice of the firm, but is also involved in the PwC's Regional Risk and Quality program, which underpins the conduct and ethical requirements of all PwC employees across the Caribbean region.  Dax resides in the Turks and Caicos with his wife, Primitiva, and three daughters.

 

 

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        Rev. Samuel Goldston Williams