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Sir Orville Alton Turnquest

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One Bahamas: One Bahamas is a concept that was started in 1992 by then Minister of Youth, Algernon Allen with the purpose of generating a greater sense of identity, pride and community among Bahamian youth. ... more

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Employment History

A.I.S. Resources Limited

Free National Movement Council


The Bahamas Historical Society

The Bahamas Law Revision Committee

Life Member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Honorary Life Member
Rotary International

Chairman of Trustees
Governor-General's Youth Award

Anglican Central Education


Deputy Prime Minister
The Bahamas Guide

Boards of Governors
St. Anne's High School

Boards of Governors
St. John's College


Progressive Liberal Party

Bahamian Delegate
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Parliament for the South Central Constituency of New Providence

Chairman and Treasurer

The Bahamas Constitutional Conferences

Founding Member and Secretary-General
The Bahamas Union of Teachers



Government High School

Nova University

The Bahamas Teachers' Training College

University of Miami

Doctorate in Public Administration

LL.B. degree

London University

Master of Public Administration degree

bachelor of laws degree with honours

University of London

honorary Doctorates

University of the West Indies

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"'Over-the-Hill' - Grants Town" by Sir Orville Turnquest

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 GovernorGeneral and chairman of the One Bahamas Foundation, add-ressed the gathering, congratulating the students for their support of the event and the committee for their dedication in organizing it.

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To mark this important occasion, Sir Orville Turnquest, former Governor-General of The Bahamas and current chairman of the One Bahamas Foundation, has graciously consented to serve as guest speaker during the opening ceremony.

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One of D&T's founding Partners, Sir Orville A. Turnquest, KCMG, Q.C. has now rejoined the firm as Consultant Counsel after previously serving as Deputy Prime Minister of The Bahamas and Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.


Sir Orville Turnquest, GCMG, QC

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