FELICITY L. JOHNSON 
          Counsel and Attorney-at-law
               B.A. (english) mcMaster University, Can. 
 M.A. (Community college teaching) Univ. of miami, Fla., U.s.a. 
                            dip. ed. uwi, jamaica
                                 

                               

                                 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.

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