Ex-politician and beauty queen put on wigs and gowns

| 12/03/2015 | 11 Comments
Cayman News Service

Former premier McKeeva Bush congratulates Cline Glidden

(CNS): It was standing room only in the Grand Court Thursday morning when the former West Bay MLA and UDP member, Cline Glidden, as well as former Miss Cayman, Nicosia Lawson, were called to the bar. Both novice lawyers were presented to the court by James Bergstrom of Ogier, where the two did their articles. 

They were admitted by acting Grand Court judge, Justice Robin McMillan, in front of not just friends and family but the premier, ministers, the deputy governor and other government officials, as well as past and present MLAs.

Opposition leader McKeeva Bush was also there to congratulate his former party colleague, despite their previous political rift.

Glidden was one of the MLAs in the former UDP Cabinet that supported the no confidence motion in Bush following his arrest, which brought down that government. Glidden served briefly as tourism minister in what became known as the interim government ahead of the 2013 election. A serving MLA for West Bay since 2000, Glidden was ousted from office when he ran on the PNA ticket with Rolston Anglin, Mark Scotland, Dwayne Seymour and Jilianna O’Connor-Connolly, the only person from the PNA to be re-elected.

Having lost his seat, Glidden turned to practicing rather than making law and joined Ogier as a clerk some four months after the election. Glidden joined the firm to complete his professional qualification around the same time as Lawson, who had used the scholarship she won when she was crowned Miss Cayman in 2008 to pursue her law degree.

Cayman News Service

(L-R) James Bergstrom, Cline Glidden, Justice Robin McMillan Nicosia Lawson (Photo by Dennie Warren Jr)

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  1. Deborah Musson says:

    I feel so very proud of Cline for his perseverance. God has been so good. Congrats to Nicosia too.

  2. Anonymous says:

    My profession isn’t that of a lawyer and never had any interest in being one. But you can bet one thing I am certified and th eamount of letters I got behind my name you will never get. I am happy for these two ppl but the fact remains many others that are qualified and should obtain articles are not being given the opportunity. As far as I am concern this is the last profession I would want to be in as the saying goes lawyers make the best L…… you fill in the blanks

  3. Anonymous says:

    Who cares these politicians better tell us what they gonna do for all the others who trying to get articles and can’t in their own country. This place is disgusting pure lip service

    • Anonymous says:

      Two Caymanians got articled in their own country, scroll up ad READ. Guess what, not everyone who has a law degree is lawyer material just like every student who studies medicine does not make it to become a Dr. Its not lip service when you can read the cause list every week and see actly how may articled clerks are getting called to thebar. The ones who worked hard, got the grades and have the passion. Articles are not a hand out they are coveted, if you havent been articled its probably because you are crap at law. Kisses!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Congrats Nicosia……Well done!! We are happy for you; we wish you all the very best in your future career. You continue to shine and your true beauty is not only physical but inner as well. Sorry your time in the spotlight was overshadowed by the report included in this article about CG’s political shenanigans!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    If only they could rid themselves of those decrepit things on their heads. Maybe when Lord Smellie moves on.

    • Anonymous says:

      “Only wish they’d remove those decrepid things on their heads” that’s called a wig and instituted by UK. We get rid of them when we get from under the British……just don’t hold your breath……then again one never knows may actually happen in our lifetime? Smellie isn’t a Lord; and won’t be either; that’s reserved for the British too. And believe you me they LOVE their titles:- Marquis, Baron, Lord, Dame, Lady, Baroness; Sir etc and to get one you’d better be in some bloodline; probably easier if you are a heamophilliac. ………ROTFL

  6. Anonymous says:

    It’s a pity we couldn’t have heard a little more about Nicosia. I’m not particularly interested in Mr Glidden’s past political doings.

    • Anonymous says:

      Congratulations to both. It is so heartening to see a woman take her place in this at times stressful world. I just love this story — used her prize to get an education. Bravo. And congrats to the former minister. My advice — forget politics. Not worth it. U did your share. I admire your grit and determination. I think you will make a great contribution as a barrister.

  7. Admirer says:

    Congrats to all three which includes Bushie. That is what I like about you, Mr. Mac, your are always warm, unforgiving, gentle, caring and loving. A true statesman.

    • Anonymous says:

      You mean Mac is definitely forgiving because I know I could not stomach some of those treacherous bozos! Congrats Cline!

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