Julian N. Johnson

Julian N. Johnson a Barrister-at-Law, Solicitor, Mediator of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and Notary Public, has held acting appointments in the office of Registrar General of the Supreme Court in Dominica and in the British Virgin Islands. He was called to the Bar in Dominica and Tortola, British Virgin Islands in 1988. He entered the public service in September 1964, was appointed a Permanent Secretary in 1979 and held the offices of Chief Personnel Officer and of Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service for 13 years before his retirement in August 2004. He has also served as a part-time tutor in Political Science in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies on all three campuses and in Constitutional and Administrative Law at the School of Continuing Education, U.W.I. Dominica in 1990-1991.

His forty years experience in public service spans a spectrum of diplomacy (attending with Prime Ministers and Ministers at regional and international meetings and conferences in the major bilateral and multilateral fora) public management, teaching and human resource development, consumer protection supplies control and disaster management, legal consultancy and research in constitutional and administrative law, including the jurisdiction and functions of the major oversight institutions of the Constitution. He served as Dominica's representative on the Executive Board of UNESCO from April 2004 to October 2005 and as Chairman of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) from April 2004 to August 2008. In June 2010, Mr. Johnson was appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of Finland to the Commonwealth of Dominica.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (Hons) UWI, Jamaica, (1970), a Certificate in Multi-Lateral Diplomacy from the Untied National Institute for Training Research (UNITAR), New York, Geneva and Vienna, (1980), a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) U.W.I, Barbados, (1985) and a Certificate in Legal Education from Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad & Tobago(1987).

He has written several papers including "Constitution Review in St. Vincent and the Grenadines – Some Point to Consider" (May 2003), "Legal Imperatives for Managers" (1999) "Constitutional Democracy: Responsible Government" (2000) and "The Doctrine of Ministerial Responsibility and the Position and Functions of a Permanent Secretary in Dominica" (U.W.I. Cave Hill 1985).

In November 2002 he was awarded the Sisserou Award of Honour for meritorious public service to the Commonwealth of Dominica.