Jamaica-Born Judge Lands Another Big US Promotion … Credits Upbringing For Success

Jamaican judge Renatha Francis (right) with her husband, Phillip Fender, son, Joshua and mother Hyacinth Francis (Photo via Jamaica Gleaner)
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United States judge, Renatha Francis, who was born and raised in Jamaica, has been named to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade, emerging above five other persons who were considered for the position.

The St Hugh’s High School alumnus, is only the second black woman to be appointed to the circuit court bench in that county. The first black woman was appointed more than 25 years ago.

Florida Governor, Rick Scott, announced her promotion recently.

The Jamaican-born, Francis, replaces Miami-Dade Circuit Judge, Sarah Zabel.

Read more at: Jamaica Gleaner

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