Andre Mon Desir was welcomed back to Grand Cayman last Tuesday during his call to the bar in a Grand Court ceremony.
Mr. Mon Desir formerly served as Crown counsel and then senior Crown counsel in the then-Legal Department – now the Department of Public Prosecutions – before moving over to the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority in 2007 as legal counsel.
He was then offered a position as judge in Trinidad and Tobago, which he accepted, serving there for five years.
In moving his re-admission to the Cayman bar, CIMA General Counsel Langston Sibblies noted that Mr. Mon Desir’s background includes a bachelor of law degree from the University of the West Indies, a master’s degree from the University of London and a post-graduate certificate from the University of Hong Kong.
He said that Mr. Mon Desir had worked as a legislative draftsman and also in private practice before coming to the Cayman Islands the first time around. His new work permit is in effect until 24 October, 2014.
Justice Charles Quin welcomed Mr. Mon Desir back to Grand Cayman, saying it was a great pleasure to accede to the application. He referred to Mr. Mon Desir’s already distinguished career and predicted he would be a great asset to the monetary authority and the Cayman Islands.
“I hope you are kept busy and enjoy your work,” the judge said.