Hon. Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles
Mrs. Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles, born to Pastor Frederick Braithwaite and the late Susan Braithwaite (nee Fulford) of Grand Turk, was born in Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree LLB (Hons) from the University of the West Undies, Cave Hill, Barbados and was awarded a Certificate in Legal Education, from the Eugene Dupuch Law School, New Providence, Bahamas. She had earlier attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Government (with an emphasis on law) and History with honors at Liberty University in Virginia, USA.
Rhondalee began working for the Turks and Caicos Islands Government on August 4th 2000 in the post of Crown Counsel. She later moved to Senior Crown Counsel, Commercial/Civil in 2005-2006. On April 1st 2006 she became Principal Crown Counsel, Commercial/Civil, heading the Commercial/ Civil division up until 1st April 2008 when she proudly took up the post of Deputy Attorney General of the Turks and Caicos Islands and becoming the first Belonger to ever hold that post. Her practice includes: commercial work, civil litigation, international compliance and Legislative Drafting. A highlight of her tenure was her secondment to the Attorney General’s Office in a sister overseas territory of Montserrat for two brief periods in 2002 and 2004.
In October 2013 Mrs. Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles received an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) award from Her Majesty the Queen for her services to the development and reform of the public service of the Turks and Caicos Islands. On March 6th 2014, history was made again in the Turks and Caicos Islands when she was sworn in at the House of Assembly as the First local, youngest and first female Attorney General of the Turks and Caicos Islands.