A life of service by Sir Frederick
SIR FREDERICK “SLEEPY” SMITH may not have considered himself a founding father, but “his contribution will forever be a part of Barbados’ landscape”.
This was the sentiment of Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite yesterday as he joined members of Sir Frederick’s family and the legal fraternity in paying tribute to the man who contributed tremendously to the judiciary regionally and internationally, and was always of service to the “disadvantaged, the downtrodden, the ordinary man”.
Those present for the special sitting in the Supreme Court included Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson, former deputy prime minister Sir Philip Greaves, Director of Public Prosecutions Charles Leacock QC, president of the Bar Association Liesel Weekes, and Court of Appeal and High Court judges. Weekes and Sir Philip also shared tributes.
Calling it a privilege to speak on Sir Frederick’s behalf, Brathwaite said he knew the “jurist, Christian, father” for many years and was influenced by his Christian spirit. (TKS)
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