Anita Allen (judge)
Allen became a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Bahamas in 1995, and was elevated to Senior Justice in 2005. She also served as Acting Chief Justice in 2007. In November 2010, she succeeded Joan Sawyer as President of the Court of Appeal. She thus became the second woman to hold that post, and the third women in a high position in the judiciary of the Bahamas.
Personal life and education
Allen was born in New Providence. She did her secondary education at Government High School, her LL.B. at The College of Law in London, and her Certificate of Legal Drafting at the University of the West Indies in Cave Hill, Saint Michael, Barbados.
She is married to former Cabinet Minister Algernon Allen. The couple have five children: Algernon Jr; Antoine, Aliya, Amil and Phylicia.
- Vedrine, Betty (2010-11-30). "Justice Anita Allen Sworn in as President of Court of Appeal". The Bahamas Weekly. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
- "Anita Allen sworn in as Acting Chief Justice". The Bahamas Weekly. 2007-04-24. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
- "No. 61452". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2015. p. N46.
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