Frederick Bruce-Lyle, Ghanaian-born judge in the Caribbean, Died at 62


Frederick Victor Bruce-Lyle was born on August 6, 1953, in Accra, Ghana and died on April 21, 2016.

He was a Ghanaian-born jurist.

He was a judge in several Caribbean countries.

Frederick was the son of Ghana’s Supreme Court judge and Chief Justice of Zambia, William Bruce-Lyle, and the grandson of Sir Leslie McCarthy.

He received his education at Mfantsipim School, Cape-Coast, and the University of Ghana, where he attained a Bachelor of Laws degree.

Frederick Bruce-Lyle was a State advocate in Zambia, from 1979 to 1984, before moving to the Caribbean where he served as a Magistrate in Belize (1984–89); Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1989–93); the British Virgin Islands (1993–97); and Antigua and Barbuda (1997–99).

Frederick was a naturalised citizen of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

In 1999, Bruce-Lyle was appointed by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission of the Caribbean Community as a High Court Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court based in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

He became the longest serving High Court Judge, in 2013.

He died in Trinidad in 2016 after a brief illness.

Frederick Bruce-Lyle passed away at 62 yrs old.