Lowell Mortimer named Bahamas non-resident High Commissioner to India
By Elcott Coleby
Dec 9, 2014 - 12:05:09 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration confirms the appointment of Mr. Lowell J. Mortimer OBE as the non-resident High Commissioner of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to India.
Mr. Mortimer, an attorney-at-law, is the principal of Mortimer & Co. and the President of Campbell Shipping Company. He is also the founder of the LJM Maritime Academy, a high-tech maritime school that is an engine of maritime sector development and education in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
An educator and jurist in the public service for many years, Mr. Mortimer began his career as a biology teacher within the Ministry of Education in 1964 and would later serve as Acting Stipendiary & Circuit Magistrate, Acting Registrar General, and Chairman of the Copyright Royalty Tribunal.
His Chairmanship of the Education Loan Authority, his Co-Chairmanship of the National Scholarship Advisory Committee, and his membership of the Council of the College of The Bahamas underscored his love for the discipline of education and the development of our young people.
For his contributions to nation building, he was named Distinguished Officer of The British Empire (OBE) on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2009.
Mr. Mortimer previously served as the Honourary Consul-General for the Republic of Turkey to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is currently a director on the board of Abilities Unlimited.
The Governor-General will present Mr. Mortimer with his instruments of appointment on Wednesday, 10th December at Government House.
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