Dr. John GF Carey

Cayman Islands

Dr. John Gerald Farouk Carey has over 28 years’ experience in the public and private sectors in the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands. John has lectured at Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica and University College of the Cayman Islands, Cayman. He is the Executive Director and Board Secretary for the Papua New Guinea Centre for Judicial Excellence (PNGCJE) based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. In this role, John is responsible for Judicial Education and Training of Judges, Magistrates, Court staff and the provision of continuing professional development opportunities for the law and justice sector in 15 countries in the Pacific Islands.

He is extensively involved in academic research in the area of Access to Justice. He is also a lawyer with practicing certificate in the Cayman Islands and admitted to Fiji as a Barrister and Solicitor. He is also qualified for admission in the Commonwealth Caribbean. He has completed the Mediation Skills Training to The National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS) of Australia and is in the process of being an accredited Mediator in Papua New Guinea. He has written on subjects such as judicial education, gender equality, and constitutional matters in the Bahamas and Papua New Guinea and has also been appointed an adjunct Professor of International Law at Michael University.

John has a Diploma in Pre-Engineering, BSE in Mechanical Engineering, LLB(Hons), PPC in Legal Practice, Legal Education Certificate, MBA in Finance, Professional Diploma in Legislative Drafting, PhD in Law and is completing a PhD in Business with a focus on Tourism.

John is a member of the Asia-Pacific Judicial Educators Association. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute in Halifax, Canada. He is a Justice of the Peace for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. He is also a Commissioner for Oaths in Papua New Guinea. John is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association, the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association, Commonwealth Lawyers Association, Papua New Guinea Human Resource Institute, Bahamas Society of Engineers, and Fellow of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute. He is the author of four books, Political Speeches from the Bahamas, National Discourse: Bahamian Perspective, Taxation: The Suitability of the Non-Direct Tax Regime for the Cayman Islands and Political Discourses.