LOUIS R. TULL

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LOUIS RANDALL TULL is a Queens Counsel and a member of the Barbados Bar Association.

He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a First-Class Honours Degree in Classics, winning the faculty's gold medal. He read law at St. John's College in the University of Oxford, gaining his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees. He completed his legal training at the Council of Legal Education in England, and was call to the bar of England and Wales. He is a member of the Inner Temple Legal Society.

He was appointed to the Barbados Senate in 1971, and again in 1986. In 1976 he was first elected to the House of Assembly and became Minister of Education and Community Development, later Education and Education and Culture. In 1981 he was appointed Attorney-General and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and in 1985 Minister of Commerce, Industry and Consumer Affairs. He has represented Barbados on the United Nations Negotiations on the Law of the Sea.

He has served as Chairman of the Inter-American Committee on Science, Education, and Culture, and as a member of various committees of the University of the West Indies, including: the Council and Grants Committee; the Council, Finance and General Purposes Committee; the Grants Committee; and the Audit Committee (Cave Hill Campus).

In 1977 he was awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal, and 1984 the Gran Cruz, Orden de Boyaca, the Government of Colombia's highest award. He is an Honorary Fellow of St. John's College, University of Manitoba since 1974. In 1998 he was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and has served as Special Envoy for the Government on a number of overseas missions. In 2003, he was appointed by CARICOM as the Regional Negotiator for the United Nations Negotiations on the Convention against Corruption. In 2006 he was made a Knight of St. Andrew.

His contribution to community life has been varied and exemplary. He is married and the father of three children.