Collie appointed high commissioner to CARICOM
Member of Parliament for Blue Hills Sidney Collie has been appointed as non-resident High Commissioner of The Bahamas to CARICOM.
Collie, who is also a senior partner in the law firm of Collie&Collie, previously served as a minister in the government.
His appointment to the position was announced yesterday by the Cabinet Office and he is expected to receive his letters of appointment today during a ceremony at Government House.
He toldThe Nassau Guardianyesterday that in his non-resident position he will continue to serve as Blue Hills member of Parliament and fully intends to seek re-election in the 2012 general election.
Collie, who is from Mayaguana, was educated in The Bahamas and the US and worked as a teacher in the government-operated school system before articling as a law student. He was called to the Bahamas Bar in 1988.
He holds a Masters of Science degree from Nova University and an MBA from the University of Miami.
Collie is also a Rotarian, member of the Bahamas Baptist Board of Education and a member of Zion South Beach Primary School Board of Education. He was appointed chairman of the Baptist Board of Education in 2003.
He is married to the former Mavis Johnson and is the father of six children.