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PM announces 16 new Queen's Counsel appointments

Prime Minister Philip 'Brave' Davis.

Prime Minister Philip 'Brave' Davis.

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ATTORNEY General Ryan Pinder. BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna

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Sharon Wilson

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis has announced 16 new Queen’s Counsel appointments, which include Attorney General Ryan Pinder and former Senate President Sharon Wilson.

In a statement released on Friday, Mr Davis said he advised Governor General Sir Cornelius A Smith that the following individuals have been appointed as Queen’s Counsel at The Bahamas Bar: Mr Pinder; Constance McDonald; Mrs Wilson; Murio D Ducille; Oscar Johnson; Meta Hughes; Gayle Lockhart Charles; Franklyn Williams and Philip McKenzie.

Other appointments to Queen’s Counsel are Robert Adams; Raynard Rigby, Obie Ferguson; Lief Farquharson; Timothy A Eneas; Carlson H Shurland; and Khalil Parker.

“This honour, the highest in the legal profession, is bestowed in recognition of their long years of esteemed counsel and service in the administration of justice in our country,” Mr Davis, QC, said.

“As valued colleagues and distinguished learned friends, I offer them my warmest congratulations!”

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themessenger 6 months, 1 week ago

The PM left his most ardent and loyal bun butterer off his QC list. How could he could appoint stooges like Rigby and Ferguson and forget about his “boy” Bodie? Reinstatement at the very least for the countless anointments faithfully applied.

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hrysippus 6 months, 1 week ago

If you haven't been appointed a QC after being a lawyer in this country for , say16 years then ,obviously have never contributed much to a ruling political party. A one time honor now greatly debased.

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tribanon 6 months, 1 week ago

LMAO. Means absolutely nothing anymore. Been that way for the last 30+ years.

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ThisIsOurs 6 months, 1 week ago

Completely baffled by the omicron response. Last year the G7 went the wrong way with delta and everyone else played pied pier. Today, everybody going into full scale panic over "infection counts". But the evidence has shown a very mild response to Omicron. Why the hype? Wheres the hospitalization and death counts to support the alarm bells? Because In the delta spike, infection counts were almost ignored as the real threat was evident. People dying and hospitals overwhelmed. Now it almost feels like we're trying to create a state of emergency by manufacturing a crisis. This seems wrong all around. Omicron infection count has not translated to an increase in deaths...so far... dont light the signal fire yet. If hospitalizations start creeping up light the barn

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Alan1 6 months, 1 week ago

A great honour for those appointed by The Queen to be Her Majesty's counsel. We can hope that they will be loyal to The Crown in all their undertakings.

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realfreethinker 6 months, 1 week ago

Another political pay off. You notice they are all plp. The qc doesn't have any real meaning anymore.

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stillwaters 6 months, 1 week ago

The PM is just doling out these 'gifts' to his people, travelling, and whining about the FNM. The country is wide open, cases are rising, people are gathering without masks or protocols all over the place, and he's giving out favours out like a modern day Santa Claus gone giddy with spending money.

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Economist 6 months, 1 week ago

Political patronage is alive and well in today's Bahamas.

This honour is supposed to go to individuals who are litgators and have fought, and won, cases in complex legal matters.

Congratulations to Robert Adams who has clearly earned the title of Q.C.

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The_Oracle 6 months, 1 week ago

More than a couple in there that debase the Honor. Ironic that they still want the Queens Honors and not the Bahamian honors meant to replace them.

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DDK 6 months, 1 week ago

The Queen is not even respected enough to remain on the hundred dollar bill🤢...

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moncurcool 6 months, 1 week ago

Ryan Pinder ? Seriously? Obie Ferguson? Really?

QC is a joke in this country.

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tribanon 6 months, 1 week ago

Oscar Johnson and Sharon Wilson are just as jokey if not more jokey. LMAO

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