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Commissioners appointed

Published:Tuesday | February 25, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Velma Hylton
Hazel Harris
David Simmons

Sir David Simmons, QC (chairman) - Retired chief justice of Barbados and former Attorney general of barbados. Sir David was born on April 28, 1940 and was educated at the Lodge School. Between 1960 and 1965, he studied law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, graduating in 1963 with the LLB (Hons) degree, and in 1965, the Master of Laws degree (LLM).

Sir David has had an outstanding career as a lawyer in Barbados and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1984 in shorter time than anyone else in the legal history of Barbados.

Justice Hazel Harris - Retired judge of the Court of Appeal of Jamaica. Judge of the Court of Appeal from 2006 to January 2014. Judge of the Supreme Court from 1995 to 2006. Justice Harris was called to the Bar in 1971.

Velma Hylton, QC - Former puisne judge of the OECS (St Kitts and Nevis). She resigned to become the first director of public prosecutions (DPP) of Bahamas. Before this, she had been the DPP of Grenada (1984-1992), and before that, the deputy DPP of Jamaica. Attorney-at-law in private practice in Jamaica since 2000.