Editorial Staff
9 months ago

Editorial Staff
9 months ago

Antigua-based attorney continues to excel in his academic pursuits

By Aabigayle McIntosh

 

A Jamaican-born Attorney who is licensed to practice in Antigua and Barbuda and five other Caribbean Countries has shown that dedication and hard work does pay off.

Rushaine Cunningham grew up in St Catherine Jamaica in what he said was not a rich family.

However, his parents, he said, sacrificed to provide for all his needs.

He spoke to the Jamaica Observer about his upbringing and the establishment of his Law Firm in Antigua.

As an attorney-at-law, Cunningham is licensed to practice law in Jamaica, St Lucia, Montserrat, Antigua & Barbuda, St Kitts & Nevis, and recently Grenada.

His private legal practice in Antigua specializes in real estate, employment law, estate planning, and civil & commercial court matters.

When asked about why Antigua, he explained the country’s close proximity to the rest of the region and the relationship being built during a two-year stint in the twin state.

“Near the end of those two years I was headhunted to take up a position with a regional law firm looking to enter the Antiguan market and which was about to undergo a merger with an international law firm. After staying with that international firm for two and a half years and working on matters across the region, it solidified for me what was my vision from high school — to manage my own pan-Caribbean law firm,” he shared with the publication.

The resolute legal luminary is also now pursuing his LLM (Master of Laws) in International Commercial Law and focusing on the growth and expansion of his business.

He stated his goal in life is to make his parents proud.

The dedicated profession is a past Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) Group scholarship recipient.

Jamaica Energy Partners through their JEP Scholarship program is committed to assisting in laying the building blocks for academic success in the parish of St. Catherine, in which it operates.

As part of the requirement, Children in the parish of St. Catherine, must have lived in the parish for a minimum of five (5) years and currently reside in the parish.

The scholarship to be awarded for study at a recognized/accredited tertiary institution must be approved and regulated by the relevant governing bodies.

The academic award covers tuition and related expenses such as books, supplies and equipment required for courses. It does not cover expenses such as room and board fees.

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