he legal fraternity in Saint Lucia recently welcomed a new member to its fraternity in the person of Mrs. Rica Guelian Jongué-Remy.
Jongué-Remy, who was called to the bar in England and Wales in March 2021, was sworn in at a virtual ceremony held at the law office of Richelieu & Co. in Castries on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
Before venturing into the legal profession, Jongué-Remy taught for 23 and a half years at the La Croix Maingot Primary School from 1997 to 2001 before transitioning to Bocage Secondary School. She later taught at her alma mater St. Joseph’s Convent from June to July 2007. She is presently attached to the Ciceron Secondary School and specializes in Food & Nutrition and Clothing & Textiles.
Her decision to switch profession was prompted after her husband, David, was stabbed in 2015. Convinced that he did not receive justice in the matter, she was inspired to finally pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a lawyer.
Jongué-Remy graduated from St. Joseph’s Convent in 1995. She later attended Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC), graduating in 1997 with an Associate Degree in Hospitality Studies with Credit. She also holds an Associate Degree in General Teacher Training with Credit from SALCC; Certificate in Teaching (UWI), 2001.
Jongué-Remy has completed the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) in the United Kingdom at the BPP University, Law School with a VC (Very Competent).
She is soon to complete the Master of Laws in Legal Practice (Barristers) with research in Corporate Law.