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Knighthoods for GG, CJ

The Cabinet Office has announced that Governor General Cornelius Alvin Smith and Chief Justice Brian Moree will be knighted.

Smith will be conferred the honor of Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George.

Smith, a native of Long Island who was sworn in as governor general last June, is a former Cabinet minister and former Bahamian ambassador to the United States.

He was also non-resident ambassador to six Central American countries: El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama.

Smith is the 11th governor general of The Bahamas.

Moree, Q.C., will receive the honor of Knight Bachelor.

Brian Moree.

Moree, who was admitted to the Bahamas Bar in February 1979, was sworn in as chief justice last June.

He has served in many professional capacities in both the private and public sectors.

Moree is the former senior partner of McKinney, Bancroft and Hughes, and served as head of the Litigation Department.

His practice included commercial and civil litigation, insolvency, corporate, trust structuring and financial services involving transactions and cases in multiple jurisdictions.

Moree’s public service activities span over 20 years, and include acting justice of the Bahamas Supreme Court in 1997 and 2015.

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