Grenada gets its first female attorney general

Attorney General of Grenada, Ms. Dia C. Forrester.
Ministry of Legal Affairs, Grenada

The Keith Mitchell administration has announced the appointment of Grenada’s first female attorney general.

Just a few months after being appointed Solicitor General, Dia C. Forrester-Gellineau, was on Dec. 30 appointed attorney general, replacing Darshan Ramdhani, who served in the post from January 2019 to Dec. 30, 2020.

Ramdhani stepped down to serve in the British Virgin Islands, after which he will be returning to private practice.

Forerester-Gelllineua has become the first woman to be appointed to the post since the first attorney general was appointed in 1973 when Grenada was a British Colony.

The new attorney general has more than 11 years of experience working not only in Grenada since passing the bar in 2008, but also in St. Kitts and Anguilla.

Her areas of practice include banking and finance law, litigation, commercial and civil litigation, taxation, insolvency and intellectual property law.

As solicitor general for the past 21 months, she played an instrumental role in most government matters before the court and other negotiations.