Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Sir Roy Marshall passes

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MEMBERS OF THE legal fraternity and regional academia paused yesterday to acknowledge the passing of a distinguished son of Barbados and the Caribbean, Professor Sir Roy Marshall.

Sir Roy, who died early yesterday, was 94.

At the time of his passing, Sir Roy was vice chancellor emeritus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), an institution to which he had given distinguished service since 1969, when he was appointed to the administration.

His service also extended to regional governments, many of which turned to him for assistance with their laws and constitutions.

Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley, for whom Sir Roy worked as an advisor when she was Attorney General between 2001 and 2006, described the experience as a privilege, noting that he was above all else “a Barbadian gentleman”.

“His brilliance was never tainted by arrogance of any type in spite of his tremendous accomplishments locally, regionally and internationally,” she noted.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

Email: albertbrandford@nationnews.com


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