Introduction & AMBITIONS
The first cries of
Kerith Tristan Kentish were heard seeping through the doors of
the maternity ward of the then Cottage Hospital in The Valley,
Anguilla on 1st April 1986. Born to George and Civilla Kentish,
this enthusiastically-energetic young man considers himself a
true Caribbean National; Anguillian by birth, Nevisian and
Antiguan by descent but one hundred percent Caribbean by heart.
Kerith is currently reading for a Bachelors of Law at the
University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. After
graduation in 2009 he hopes to attend the Norman Manley Law
School in Jamaica to read for his Legal Education Certificate.
Recently, it has become a burning desire of his to one day
extend his qualifications to provide comfortable and
professional legal services to Anguilla’s Spanish-Speaking
populace in their native language. Being the recipient of the
Best Spanish-Speaking Student Award in the Class of 2003 he has
already begun to work towards fulfillment of this dream.
Mr. Kentish intends to return home and join his team at Joyce
Kentish & Associates where he will be able to help the
oppressed, the depressed, the dejected, the rejected and the
castigated of his society and to further develop Caribbean
IN HIS OWN WORDS
my success not only to something I call “positive vybes” but I
am heavily indebted to my teachers, guidance counselors, peers,
role models (Mr. Colin Johnson and Mrs. Sarah Francis) and God
It would be remiss of me had I not mentioned the strong
influence my family’s support has had on me. With their love and
well wishes nothing ever seemed unattainable. If there is ever
one thing that I have taken greedily from them it would have to
be their strength of character.
enjoy opening my mind to new ideas, different cultures and
especially the world of travel. I am known to be a passionate
proponent of issues affecting Youth and an Ambassador for young
persons in my community, the region and the world when the need
arises. Naturally, therefore I find much pleasure in debating
and public speaking.
I also take much joy in fundraising for charitable causes and
participating in Carnival festivities.
Kerith’s Every day words of Instruction
“Impossible is a reality that exists only when we inhibit our
minds” – Kerith Kentish
“Dedicated to Discipline Development and Diligence” – All-Ah-Wee
“There is so much GOOD in the WORST of us and so much BAD in the
BEST of us that it hardly behooves any of us to talk about the
rest of us.” – Edwards Hoch
“No matter what anybody says to you, don't you let 'em get your
goat. Try fighting with your head for a change ...” – Atticus
Finch (character from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird)
“I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war.
What I am opposed to is a rash war.” – Barack Obama
"Being passionate encompasses behaviour that is success
incarnate... live your passion" - Kerith Kentish
“If we don’t discipline ourselves the world will do it for us” –
“The greatest compliment that was ever paid to me was when one
asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”- Henry
“Lawyers, I suppose, were children once” – Charles Lamb
(character from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird)
“I never did want to be normal” – Sinbad
“Know who you are before they have to tell you” – Wolof proverb
“Who I have become is who I have always wanted to be” - Samuel
“While everyone else is sleeping, I am working” – Will Smith
“I wasn’t as nice a guy as I should have been all the time… And
I don’t have any excuses for that. I do have an explanation,
though – fear and ignorance” - LL Cool J
Ten things you may not have known about Kerith
is a beach bum.
He loves mangoes.
He enjoys quiet out-door evenings to ponder upon the many
mysteries of the stars.
As a young boy he wanted to be a pilot but nevertheless he
still intends to learn how to fly.
people mispronounce his name, even his parents at times.
(hint: there is an “H” after the “T”).
dislikes “reality” television.
enjoys reading poetry, quotations and Chinese proverbs.
proud to be an “April Fool”.
up at 2am studying when everyone else is sleeping.
There is never a moment that Kerith isn’t ready to go to
Mr Kerith Kentish -
Law Student U.W.I. Barbados. ( Pic
University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus
2006 – 2009: Kerith currently maintains a 3.33 Grade Point
Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School (Anguilla)
2003 – 2005: ‘Advanced Level Studies’: Graduated Best Law
Student and actively enjoyed History and Literatures in English.
1998 – 2003: ‘O-Level Studies’: Graduated Most Outstanding
Student and Best CXC Spanish-Speaking Student.
Valley Primary School (Anguilla)
1993 - 1998
Summer 2001 Messrs. Lake & Kentish Chambers (Anguilla)
Summer 2002 Messrs. Lake & Kentish Chambers (Anguilla)
Summer 2003 First Anguilla Trust Company (FATCO)
2003 - 2005 www.anguillavibe.com (Writer)
Summer 2004 First Anguilla Trust Company (FATCO)
Summer 2005 – Summer 2006 Joyce Kentish & Associates (Anguilla)
Summer 2007 Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School (teacher)
Summer 2007 Joyce Kentish & Associates (Anguilla)
1994 – 2000 Cub Scouts of Anguilla
1996 – 1999 Steel Pan Player
1997 - 2006 All-Ah-Wee Young Theatre Players (Vice President)
1998 – 1999 Environmental Club & Technology Club (Member)
2002 - 2005 Literary & Debating Society of the Albena Lake-Hodge
Comprehensive School (substitute debater at the
30th Leeward Islands Debating competition in Antigua
2002, debater at the 31st Leeward Islands Debating
Competition in Saint Kitts
2003 and at the 32nd Leeward Island
Debating Competition in Nevis 2004)
2002 – 2003 Youth View Radio Show (Co-Host)
2002 – 2003 Book Club (Member)
2002 – 2004 Student Council (Class Representative)
2002 - Leeward Islands Talented Teen Committee
2003 - “X-Pressions” a Youth to Youth Television Programme
Oct 25th – Nov 8th 2003 First Youth Symposium of the 15th
Commonwealth Education Ministers held in Edinburgh,
Scotland (Representative for Anguilla)
Oct 19th – Oct 20th 2004 Junior Chamber International (Jaycees) CARICOM
Summit (Representative for Anguilla)
2004 - 2005 Interact Club of Anguilla (Club Director 2004 –
2004 - Anguilla National Youth Council (President-Elect 2005
2004 – 2006 Delegate at the Blue Star Youth Movement Project,
Westchester, New York
Aug 10th - Aug 21st 2006 Head of Delegation at the Commonwealth
Youth Exchange held in Tortola, British Virgin Islands
August - Member of the Combined Students Association at UWI,
Cave Hill Campus
September - Member of Law Society at UWI, Cave Hill Campus
dated July 1 2007