Mrs. Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles, was born on Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands. She graduated with a Bachelors of Law Degree LLB (Hons) from the University of the West Undies, Cave Hill, Barbados and was awarded a Certificate in Legal Education, Bar at the Eugene Dupuch Law School, New Providence, the Bahamas. She had earlier attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Government (with an emphasis on law) and History (Hons) from Liberty University in Virginia, USA.
Rhondalee began working for the Turks and Caicos Islands Government on August 4th 2000 in the post of Crown Counsel. She later on moved to Senior Crown Counsel in 2005-2006, Commercial/ Civil department of the Chambers. Her practice included: commercial work, civil litigation, international compliance and Legislative Drafting. A highlight of her tenure was her secondment to the Attorney General’s Office in Montserrat for two brief periods in 2002 and 2004.
On April 1st 2006 she became Principal Crown Counsel, Commercial still at the Attorney General’s Chambers, where she headed the commercial/ Civil Division up until 1st April 2008 when she proudly took up the post of Deputy Attorney General of the Turks and Caicos Islands becoming the first Islander to ever hold that post.
In October 2013 Mrs. Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles received an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) award from Her Majesty the Queen for her services to the development and reform of the public service of the Turks and Caicos Islands. On March 6th 2014, history was made again in the Turks and Caicos Islands when she was sworn in at the House of Assembly as the First local, youngest and first female Attorney General of the Turks and Caicos Islands.