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Jamaica Gleaner

Knighthood for Hannays, Deverell

London, January 1 (LPS):

THE New Year's Honours List, published in London today, contains names of many well known administrators and public and professional people in the British West Indies, and the Caribbean area generally.

Chief among them is appointment to Knight Bachelor Of Mr. Leonard Courtney Hannays, Q.C., for public services in Trinidad; and promotions to Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George for Mr. Colville Montgomery Deverell, Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Windward Islands, and Mr. Oswald Raynor Arthur, Governor and Commander-in-Chief designate of the Bahamas, now Governor of Falkland Islands.



Sir Leonard Hannays, a leading member of the West Indian Bar, was made Q.C., in 1937, and admitted to the Jamaica Bar in October 1949. He has paid several visits to Jamaica both as a member of the Council of the University College of the West Indies and member of the Standing Closer Association Committee on West Indian Federation. He represented Trinidad on all Federation talks here, in London and in Trinidad between 1946-58.

He was made a Nominated Member of the Executive and Legislative Councils of Trinidad in 1941, and prior to the new Government coming into being was Minister without portfolio. He was also an unofficial member of the British Section, Caribbean Commission.

Sir Leonard was born at Tunapuna, Trinidad, and educated at Queen's Royal College and won an Island Scholarship. At Gray's Inn where he qualified as a Barrister-at-Law in 1914, he was Classic Scholar.

A sportsman Sir Leonard was chief de mission of the Trinidad team to the British Empire games at Vancouver, 1954; President of the Trinidad Athletic Association, Steward of the Arima and Union Park Race Clubs, Vice-President Trinidad Amateur Football Association.

He is the father-in-law of Dr. A. A. Peat, Chief Medical Officer, Jamaica and Mr. Basil Rowe, Barrister-at-Law. He last visited Jamaica in September.