Cheryl .Y. Joyette, [LLM, MSc. (LAER), BSc. (Hons), BDMS (Hons)]

Position: Senior Administrative Officer

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Ms. Cheryl joyette joined the team of the CIMH on the 1st January 2009.  She is trained in industrial relations law, business law, international business law, international labour law, organisational development, strategic management, human resource management, collective bargaining and industrial relations.  Her main focus of study was employee involvement in the workplace.  She has worked with national and international auditors on project reporting and organisational financials.  Mrs. Joyette is experienced in implementing administrative systems to enhance efficiency and productivity.
Prior to joining the CIMH, Mrs. Joyette was employed, for well over a decade, as Senior Administrator with the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), a regional non-governmental organisation with a focus on people development and policies to promote sustainable livelihoods in the region.  While there she maintained responsibility for human resource matters, financial management and Secretariat oversight. She also contributed to project development. Cheryl also volunteered her services to the Community Development Foundation, a charitable entity, for five years in the same capacity.


  • University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus.
  • Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity


  • Government of Barbados Scholarship 2008

Current Areas of Interests:

  • Labour and Business Law, Labour History, the Black Jacobins – Haitian Revolution, 1971 – 1803, the West Indies Royal Commission (Moyne Commission)

Projects Initiated: 

  • Capacity Building amid the Challenges of Trade Liberalization – Funded by the Commonwealth Foundation (2008)


  • Dissertation: Employee Participation in Barbados
  • Trade Union and the Law: the Issue of Acceptance or Accommodation of Unionism
  • The Ability Of Any Single State To Regulate Employment Relations Is Challenged As The World Evolves Toward A Single Economy In Which Capital, Commodities and In Many Cases Workers Move Freely Across International Borders – A Critical Discussion
  • The Implications of the CSME for Employment Relations within the Caribbean Community
  • What have been the dominant legal policies impacting collective organisations and collective bargaining in Britain with special emphasis on the period 1979 – 1999?  How have these policies impacted collective organisation and collective bargaining in the British West Indies?
  • Government, Business and Society – The Relevance of the CSME
  • The extent of success in the implementation of global business regulation to guide the conduct of multi-national corporations. Should these Regulations be incorporated in national law? A Critical Discussion
  • Gainsharing as a Performance-Based Compensation Strategy
  • Occupational Safety and Health and the Environment: A Comparative Analysis of several regional legislations to the CARICOM Model
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