Wynante Adrien-Roberts
Wynante Adrien-Roberts

After four months on the job, Wynante Adrien-Roberts has resigned from her post as Deputy Attorney General of the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Turks and Caicos Weekly News has reported.

The TCI Weekly News said it was able to confirm the resignation of the Dominican attorney-at-law through the Government's press office after the website was told by the Governor's Office last week that the Attorney General's Chambers should be contacted for comment on the matter as they had none to offer.

"The Government's press office confirmed that Adrien-Roberts has given her three months' notice to the chambers and will be taking up another and more lucrative job offer on another Caribbean island," the news report stated.

However, the Governor's Office has denied reports from TCI Sun and other news agencies that Adrien Roberts had quit her post due to a tense working relationship with Attorney General Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles, Turks and Caicos Weekly News stated.

"In a statement to the press, Governor Peter Beckingham refuted the claims, saying that they are simply not true" the news report stated.

The website, quoting Governor Peter Beckingham, stated: "Ms Adrien-Roberts told me some weeks ago that she had been offered, unexpectedly, a senior appointment in the Eastern Caribbean.

"I said she should not let her position in TCI stop her accepting this important job, and she subsequently decided, quite reasonably, to take it.

"She has helpfully given us more than the required notice in order to seek a successor."

The Governor said that both he and Adrien Roberts categorically refute the suggestion in news reports that she and the AG could not work together. However, TCI Sun Editor-in-Chief, Hayden Boyce, said he was standing by the accuracy of the news report, the website stated.

Adrien-Roberts, a former solicitor general in Dominica, was appointed to the TCI post on January 5, 2015 and since then has been involved in training and development within the Attorney General's office in the TCI.