The Ministry of Education is encouraging locals who pursue university education abroad not to return immediately after graduating.
Education Minister Myron Walwyn said this is something that government has been endorsing for years.
“We’ve said to them: spend a little time out a do an internship for two or three years and get yourself qualified so that when you come back, in addition to the academics, you can bring some experience,” the minister said this week.
Local attorney Sherene Latisha Liburd is one scholar who followed the advice and is now reaping the benefits.
After completing her law degree in the United Kingdom back in 2013 and being called to the Bar of England a year later, Liburd worked in the UK as a housing paralegal up till July 2017.
She later returned home and was called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in the Virgin Islands this week.
The attorney now works for global offshore law firm, Harneys, as an associate lawyer.
Liburd attended Althea Scatliffe Primary, the Elmore Stoutt High School, and H Lavity Stoutt Community College before moving on to the University of East London.
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