Dorothy Lightbourne

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Senator
The Honourable

Dorothy Lightbourne
Minister of Justice
In office
September 2007 – July 2011
Prime Minister Bruce Golding
Preceded by Sen. A.J. Nicholson
Succeeded by Delroy Chuck
Attorney General of Jamaica
In office
September 2007 – July 2011
Prime Minister Bruce Golding
Preceded by Sen. A.J. Nicholson
Succeeded by Ransford Braham
Personal details
Born 1938
Aeolus Valley, Saint Thomas, Jamaica
Nationality Jamaican
Political party Jamaica Labour Party (1984-2011)
Alma mater Hull University
Profession Lawyer

Dorothy Lightbourne was the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Jamaica from September 2007 to July 2011 when she was removed by Prime Minister Bruce Golding and replaced by Delroy Chuck as Minister of Justice and by Ransford Braham as Attorney General. She also served as the Leader of Government Business or Majority Leader of the Senate from September 2007 to July 2011.[1]

She was born in Aeolus Valley, St Thomas, and raised as an Anglican. She attended Addey and Stanhope School and Hull University. She is a member of the Jamaica Labour Party. She was a Senator 1984-89 and was Deputy President of the Senate

Senator Lightbourne has come under many criticisms in light of her handling of the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips/Christopher 'Dudus' Coke extradition scandal. She has also come under a lot of public criticism for allegedly lying in the Commission of Enquiry as it relates to the Mannat/Dudus scandal and her rocky relationship with Senator K.D. Knight

Following her dismissal; she has withdrawn from public life and, politically, the roles of Minister of Justice and Attorney General - normally held by the same person - were split.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Braham new attorney general". Jamaican Observer. 

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