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Sir Orville A.T. Turnquest

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Managing Director

Governors Trust Company Limited
 
Background

Employment History

  • Chairman
    One Bahamas Foundation
  • President
    the Bahamas Bar Association
  • Governor General
  • Chairman
    Progressive Liberal Party
  • Attorney General, Minister of Foreign Affairs
    the Bahamas
  • Deputy Prime Minister
    the Bahamas
  • Foreign Minister
    the Bahamas

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • LL.B. degree
    London University
  • honorary Doctorates
    University of the West Indies
104 Total References
Web References
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Orville A.T. Turnquest Mitchell Ekedede Brain Injury Foundation | Orville A.T. Turnquest
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Orville A.T. Turnquest Co-Chairperson
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Mr. Turnquest is Managing Director of Governors Trust Company Ltd. Mr. Turnquest previously served as Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM) political party. He served in Parliament for 20 years and from 2007 to 2012 served as Minister of National Security and Government Leader in the House of Assembly. Mr. Turnquest has also served as Minister of State for Public Service and Labor, Minister of Public Works, Minister of Public Service, Immigration and National Insurance and Minister of Tourism.
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BAHAMAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY - news
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"'Over-the-Hill' - Grants Town" by Sir Orville Turnquest
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SIR ORVILLE TURNQUEST, GCMG, QC, LL.B., J.P. served as Governor-General of The Bahamas from January, 1995 to November, 2001. Born in Nassau, Bahamas, on July 19, 1929, he completed his early education in The Bahamas. and later obtained an LL.B. degree from London University, and was also admitted to the English Bar as a Member of Lincoln's Inn, London, where he is also now an Honorary Bencher.
He practiced as Counsel and Attorney in The Bahamas since 1953 and was admitted to the Inner Bar as Queen's Counsel in 1992. He has also served in The Bahamas as a Magistrate, President of the Bahamas Bar Association, Lecturer in Law at the Bahamas Extra Mural Department of the University of the West Indies, Attorney General, Minister of Justice, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister. He has also served as a Member of both Houses of Parliament from 1962 to 1994. A lifetime Anglican, he served as Chancellor of the Diocese of Nassau and The Bahamas from 1962 unti12002. He has also served on The Bahamas National Committee of the United World Colleges, and the Boards of Governors of St. John's College and St. Anne's High School, the Provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of the West Indies, the Provincial Standing Committee, the Commission on Theological Education, the Canons Revision Committee, and the Anglican Conference of North America and the Caribbean.
He is now Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Governor-General's Youth Award, and Chairman of the One Bahamas Foundation. He is Patron and Chief Scout of the Bahamas Scout Association, Patron of the Bahamas Boys' Brigade, Life Member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Honorary Life Member of the Rotary Club of Nassau, and a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. He has received many honours over the years, and he holds honorary Doctorates from the University of the West Indies, Elmira College, N.Y., and Sojourner-Douglass College, Maryland, and lifetime awards from the Lions Club and 100 Black Men of America.
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Sir Orville Turnquest - Former Governor General
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Sir Orville TurnquestHis Excellency Sir Orville Turnquest, G.C.M.G., Q.C., was sworn in as the fifth Governor-General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on January 3, 1995, succeeding His Excellency Sir Clifford Darling.
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Sir Orville Turnquest, who once served as Deputy Prime Minister, Attorney-General and Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Free National Movement government, has had an illustrious career as a barrister-at-law and counsel and attorney.He became Deputy Prime Minister, Attorney-General and Minister of Foreign Affairs on September 1, 1993, having served as Attorney-General and Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs since August 21, 1992.
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Sir Orville Turnquest was called to The Bahamas Bar on June 26, 1953. [He was called to the Inner Bar in January 1993.] He earned a bachelor of laws degree with honours at the University of London between 1957 and 1960, and was admitted to the English Bar in July, 1960, after successfully writing his Bar Examinations as a member of Lincoln's Inn, London.
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Sir Orville Turnquest also served as Secretary-General of the Progressive Liberal Party from 1960 until 1962 and served as a Member of Parliament for the South Central Constituency of New Providence from 1962 until 1967 as a representative of the Progressive Liberal Party; he was Opposition Leader in the Senate from 1972 to 1979 and appointed Deputy Leader of the Free National Movement in 1987.He also served as Chairman and Treasurer of the Party.In the General Election in June 1982, he won the Montague seat.He retained the seat in the following two general elections, including that of August 19, 1992, when the FNM ousted the PLP from office.
He was a delegate at The Bahamas Constitutional Conferences in London, England, in 1963 and 1972, He was also a Bahamian delegate at a conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) in New Delhi in 1976, and an observer at a 1983 CPA Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.
Sir Orville Turnquest is Chancellor of the Diocese of Nassau and The Bahamas, including the Turks and Caicos Islands, and serves on several executive bodies of the Anglican Church, including the Diocesan Council and the Diocesan Finance Committee.He is a member of the Anglican Central Education Authority, the Bahamas National Committee of United World Colleges, and the boards of governors of St. John's College and St. Anne's High School.
He has also served as a member of the Provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of the West Indies and on several of its executive committees, including the Provincial Standing Committee, the Commission on Theological Education, the Canons Revision Committee, and the Anglican Conference of North America and the Caribbean.
He is a former Director of Education and Past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge.He is also a former member of the Airports Board.
Sir Orville Turnquest married Edith Louise Thompson on February 19, 1955.
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They have two daughters and a son,Caryl Antoinette Eileen Lashley, a barrister-at-law; Michele Cecile Edith Fields, a chartered accountant; and Orville Alton Thompson Turnquest, a bank officer who won the Mount Moriah House of Assembly seat in the August 19, 1992, general election and was a Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the former Prime Minister, the Rt.
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