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Vareen Vanterpool-Nibbs appointed Registrar for BVI High Court

Vareen Vanterpool-Nibbs

Vareen Vanterpool-Nibbs will officially become the new Registrar of the British Virgin Islands High Court come Monday, February 15.

This is according to a media release from the Office of the Deputy Governor which confirmed Vaterpool-Nibbs’ appointment.

Newly installed Governor John Rankin spoke on the well-rounded experience -Nibbs will bring to the position.

“Mrs Vanterpool-Nibbs has a breadth of legal experience from both the public and private sector that will benefit the territory’s legal and judicial system for years to come,” Governor rankin stated.

In the meantime, Deputy Governor David Archer, Jr said he was pleased a local with such high professional qualifications chose to give back to the territory’s Public Service.

“Talented legal professionals have abundant options in a Territory like ours … I am proud that highly skilled persons like Mrs Vanterpool-Nibbs elect to bring those talents to work for the people of the Virgin Islands,” Archer stated.


Vanterpool-Nibbs’ responsibilities will include ensuring the court’s administration operates efficiently and effectively and in keeping with the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court’s procedures and rules.

She will also be tasked with specific roles which involve managing the efficient business operations of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in the territory. The new appointee will also responsible for administering hearings, coordinating mediation, and corresponding with litigants.

Experience and qualifications

Vanterpool-Nibbs, who has previously served as a Senior Associate at Harney’s BVI and Principal Crown Counsel in the Attorney General’s Chambers, holds a Master of Arts in Advanced Legislative Studies from the University of London.

The former General Counsel for the BVI Ports Authority also has a Certificate of Legal Education from the Eugene Dupuch Law School in the Bahamas, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

In addition to these many accomplishments and prior roles, Vanterpool-Nibbs currently serves as a member of the Legal Aid Board and the Immigration Board.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Congrats cuz!

  2. 1234 says:

    Congrats on your New Post.

  3. Congrats says:

    I hope you have some of what Ms Young had because you have a task ahead of you! C

  4. p says:

    who has she replaced?

  5. Nice says:

    Congratulations, My Dear. May God help you to do well in this new chapter of your life. Continue to walk humbly with your God and he will guide you.

  6. Just asking. says:

    Does this mean she will not be required to answer and questions during the COI since she was the lawyer at Ports during the missing 28M?

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  7. mms says:

    wow. Beauty and brains

  8. Justine says:

    Good choice. This Registrar will not use her personal opinions and feelings to do her job. She will abide by the law.

  9. Ginger says:

    It’s good to see a pleasant face in the place. The staff will be happy.

  10. Guy Hill says:

    Congratulations sis. Always continue to do your very best. Be Brave.

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