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30 called to the Bar

Heather-lynn Evanson

30 called to the Bar

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Three lawmen, a former top executive at Courts Barbados Ltd., one of the island’s top tourism specialists and a veteran videographer are among 30 new attorneys who took their oaths in one of the largest calls to the Bar in recent times.However, says the island’s top judge, Acting Chief Justice Sherman Moore it “certainly gladdens my heart to see such a significant number of males among the new admissions.”“I am also happy that there is one among you with an interest in legislative drafting – the most rigourous form of writing in the English language,” he adds.
The 30 new attorneys were introduced by Attorney-General Michael Lashley in a special sitting in the Court of Appeal today. Before judges of the High Court, Justices of Appeal and an audience that included magistrates, retired jurists and family, the 30 pledged to uphold the highest traditions of the Bar. Among them are police prosecutors Sergeants Lennox Miller and Rudolph Burnett; former Police public relations officer, Inspector Barry Hunte; CBC videographer Derek Boyce; teacher Eleanor Clarke; tourism marketing specialist Calvin Hope and former director of Courts Barbados Ltd. Anne Reid.
The 30 are: Jamar Arthur-Selman; Derek Boyce; Shane Brathwaithe; Rudolph  Burnett; Eleanor Clarke; Olivia Davis; Sumaya Desai; Darrin Downes; Neil Ellis; Lydia Farley; Mechelle Forde; Anthony Francis-Worrell; Niara Fraser; Lee-Ann Grannum; Saffron Griffith; Treshia Griffiths; Keisha Haynes; Calvin Hope; Barry Hunte; Shena-Ann Ince; Annette Mark; Lauren McIntosh; Lennox Miller; Anne Reid; Roseann Richards; Leslie Roberts; Nailah Robinson; Andwele Sandiford; Susan Sealy; Renae Witter.