The leaders and members of the National Democratic Congress, wish to extend sincere condolences to the children and extended family of one of Grenada’s finest legal luminaries, Celia Clyne-Edwards, BA, LLB, L.E.C., Q.C., who transitioned on Thursday, April 28th, 2022.
“Attorney Clyne-Edwards’ passing, is not only a loss to her family, but to all in the legal profession and to the entire wider community of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique,” says fellow lawyer and political leader of the NDC party,” Dickon Mitchell.
Celia was called to the Bar in January 1984, launched her own firm in 1985 and was elevated to Queen’s Counsel in 2008, making her the first female to become Queen’s Counsel.
Her accomplishments include, having been a former Chairman of the Public Service Board of Appeal, a former Chairman of the Land Development Control Authority, a former President of the Rotary Club of Grenada, and a member of the Governing body of the St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School.
Celia would be remembered as an exceptional scholar — the nation’s first female Island Scholar — and as a brilliant practitioner of law, whose contribution to the legal profession was outstanding. “We thank God for the gift that Celia was to Grenada and to the Caribbean, and for the wonderful moments we shared with her,” says Grenada’s former prime minister, Tillman Thomas.
“May her soul rest in eternal peace, even as we celebrate and emulate her legacy of professional and charitable community service” adds NDC’s leader, Dickon Mitchell.