Portfolio: Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
Telephone: (784) 456-2060
Ms. Keisal Melissa Peters is a national of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. In her early years, Ms. Peters attended the Lowmans Leeward Anglican School and thereafter attended the St. Vincent Girls’ High School where she actively participated in student government among other things.
After graduating from the St. Vincent Girls’ High School in 2003, Ms. Peters went on to the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College and during her time there, she was elected President of the College’s Heritage Club.
In 2006 Ms. Peters enrolled at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, to pursue her Bachelor of Laws Degree and graduated with honours in 2009. While pursuing her studies she was elected President of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Students Association and served from 2007-2008.
In 2011 she then completed her legal professional training at the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago, having successfully attained her Legal Education Certificate on the Principal’s Roll of Honour and she was awarded the Principal’s Award for Trial Advocacy as well as the Robert Mathieu Sellier Award for the best performance in Trial Advocacy. Throughout her formative years, Ms. Peters held membership in various organisations such as the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross Society and the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Girl Guides Association which are geared towards personal development through service to community and country.
Ms. Peters was admitted to practice as a Barrister-at-Law and Solicitor in the latter part of 2011 and in almost a decade she has specialised in various areas of law including but not limited to family law, property law, company law, personal injury law, insurance law and the law of succession.
In November 2020 Ms. Peters joined the House of Assembly as a Government Senator and the Minister of State with responsibility for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in August 2022.