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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 jurisprudence.

IN HIS OWN WORDS

I credit 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 Almighty.

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.

RECREATIONAL
I 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 Young Theatre

“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

Favourite Quotations

"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” – William Feather

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid to me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”- Henry Thoreau

“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 Jackson

“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

  1. He is a beach bum.

  2. He loves mangoes.

  3. He enjoys quiet out-door evenings to ponder upon the many mysteries of the stars.

  4. As a young boy he wanted to be a pilot but nevertheless he still intends to learn how to fly.

  5. Most people mispronounce his name, even his parents at times.
    (hint:  there is an “H” after the “T”).

  6. He dislikes “reality” television.

  7. He enjoys reading poetry, quotations and Chinese proverbs.

  8. He’s proud to be an “April Fool”.

  9. He’s up at 2am studying when everyone else is sleeping.

  10. There is never a moment that Kerith isn’t ready to go to Nevis.

Mr Kerith Kentish - Law Student U.W.I. Barbados. ( Pic 1 2 3 )

Education

Tertiary: University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus (Barbados)

2006 – 2009
: Kerith currently maintains a 3.33 Grade Point Average.


Secondary: 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.


Primary: Valley Primary School (Anguilla)

1993 - 1998

Professional Experience

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)

Extracurricular Activities

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
(Cast Member)

Oct 25th – Nov 8th 2003 First Youth Symposium of the 15th Conference of
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 – 2005)

2004 - Anguilla National Youth Council (President-Elect 2005 -2006)

2004 – 2006 Delegate at the Blue Star Youth Movement Project, Westchester, New York

Aug 10th - Aug 21st 2006 Head of Delegation at the Commonwealth Caribbean 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

 



Profile dated July 1 2007