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by Robert” Bobby” Downes
We will bid farewell to the mortal remains of Ezra Alleyne on Monday, August 8, during an official funeral service. It is interesting that in death he is being given due honour that he did not get in life.
It remains a puzzle why Ezra Alleyne was never given the title of Q.C. based on his outstanding legal service as a criminal defence counsel or even given some of the other legal cases he would have successfully argued during his long career.
We must not forget that he also served in the Law faculty at the Cave Hill campus for many years tutoring some of the now prominent attorneys in Barbados and across the Caribbean. But, he did not make silk.
To make matters worse, he never got a look in with the Barbados National Honours. He was not even recommended to be on the Queen’s New Year’s or Birthday Honours lists by any of our governments, even from the party he so loyally served.
But, there will be a lot of fancy talk about his outstanding contribution now he is gone. May he Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory.