Felicity Johnson is Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Secretary at the
Bahamas Telecommunications Company, the state-owned telecommunications
company of The Bahamas. She has held this position since January 1998. In this
capacity she provides in-house legal counsel services for the Corporation's operations
and its Board of Directors. In addition to her functions as Corporate Counsel she is involved in the process
for guiding the Corporation's transition to privatisation in conjunction with its international advisers and
serves as the Corporation's representative for the international satellite organisations, INTELSAT and
INMARSAT. Her responsibilities also involve the conduct of multilateral negotiations such as the agreement
for the construction of the ARCOS international fibre-optic submarine cable that links North America, the
Caribbean and South and Central America, and other external arrangements necessary to meet the
Corporation's mandate for the provision of telecommunications services.
Ms. Johnson qualified as an Attorney through the process of Articles of Clerkship with Mr. S.O.A.
Isaacs of the firm Isaacs, Bethell & Co. She completed her Articles in 1988 and was admitted to practice at
the Bahamas Bar as Counsel and Attorney on 29th January of that year.After her call to the Bar she practiced
as an associate with the firm of Pyfrom, Roberts, Isaacs and Company, and on the re-organisation of the firm
she continued as an associate under the new partnership of Roberts, Isaacs and Co. until December 1997.
Whilst in private practice Ms. Johnson concentration was primarily in the areas of family law, land law,
mortgages and conveyancing.
Prior to embarking on a career in the legal profession Ms. Johnson qualified as an educator and
pursued this career in the public education system for approximately eleven years, including holding such
positions as Head of the English Department of the Government High School, lecturer in English Language
and Literature and Assistant Chairperson, Humanities Division at the College of The Bahamas.
Ms. Johnson has served as Vice President of the Bahamas Law Students Association; a member
of the Bahamas Bar Association's Human Rights Committee; and for the period 1991-1992 as Co-ordinator
of Legal Forum, a local radio program that examined legal issues. Amongst her current extra-curricula
pursuits she serves as a member of the Editorial Committee of the Government's Archives Department,
a function she has performed since 1994.
Publications: "Impressions of Cuba Today" - Nassau Daily Tribune, 26th August, 1982.