KINGSTON (JIS) -- Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, was today (September 2) invested as Knight of Grace of the Order of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.
BRIDGETOWN - He was known as one of Barbados’ toughest prosecutors ever – he left no stone unturned.
But never in his wildest imaginings did retired high court judge, Elliott Fitzroy Belgrave, envisage becoming Barbados’ seventh Governor General, though he has been acting in the position since the retirement of Sir Clifford Husbands last October 31.
His elevation was announced by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in the House of Assembly last Tuesday.
In an exclusive interview with NATION’s Associate Managing Editor Tim Slinger, Belgrave, who will be sworn in on Friday, talks about his childhood dream of becoming a lawyer, the philosophy that drove him, the tenets of his success and a refusal to enter the political arena.