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UPDATE: Hakim T. Creque admitted to the Bar

-with much love & emotion
December 8th, 2014 | Tags: Delores Creque Hakim T. Creque Call to Bar ECSC
Hakim T. Creque was robed by Attorney at Law Ms Ayana S. Hull this morning December 8, 2014. Photo: VINO
Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith was present to congratulate the young man on his achievement. Photo: VINO
Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith was present to congratulate the young man on his achievement. Photo: VINO
After being robed he expressed his profound gratitude to all those who stood by him and turned out to support him. He was especially grateful to former Attorney General Mrs. Dancia Penn-Sallah QC who put forward his call to Justice Ellis. Photo: VINO
After being robed he expressed his profound gratitude to all those who stood by him and turned out to support him. He was especially grateful to former Attorney General Mrs. Dancia Penn-Sallah QC who put forward his call to Justice Ellis. Photo: VINO
With First lady Mrs Lorna G. Smith and Sister Islands Coordinator Mr Vincent O. Wheatley who was also present. Photo: VINO
With First lady Mrs Lorna G. Smith and Sister Islands Coordinator Mr Vincent O. Wheatley who was also present. Photo: VINO
A scene from the ceremony today. Photo: VINO
A scene from the ceremony today. Photo: VINO
Creque chatting with Leader of the Opposition Hon Ralph T. O'Neal OBE (R9). Photo: VINO
Creque chatting with Leader of the Opposition Hon Ralph T. O'Neal OBE (R9). Photo: VINO
Mr Lewis S. Hunte QC told him to see this step in his life not as the end of an innings but as the beginning of a new game. Photo: VINO
Mr Lewis S. Hunte QC told him to see this step in his life not as the end of an innings but as the beginning of a new game. Photo: VINO
The Creque family. Photo: VINO
The Creque family. Photo: VINO
A moment of prayer before the ceremony. Photo: VINO
A moment of prayer before the ceremony. Photo: VINO
Hakim T. Creque will be admitted to the local Bar this morning, December 8, 2014. Photo: Provied
Hakim T. Creque will be admitted to the local Bar this morning, December 8, 2014. Photo: Provied
Ms Delores Creque and her son Hakim T. Creque at his UK Bar call. Photo: Provided
Ms Delores Creque and her son Hakim T. Creque at his UK Bar call. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Admitted to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) as the newest barrister there were many expressions of high expectation for Hakim T. Creque especially coming from the lips of Justice Vicki Ann Ellis, Lewis S. Hunte, QC, Ms Dancia Penn-Sallah, QC and Attorney at Law Ms Ayanna S. Hull this morning December 8, 2014.

It was a simple admission process but was one that can be recorded as a very emotional one for many supporters of the young barrister and for himself as there was no way he could have managed to hold back the tears.

After being robed he expressed his profound gratitude to all those who stood by him and turned out to support him. He was especially grateful to former Attorney General Mrs. Dancia Penn-Sallah QC who put forward his call to Justice Ellis.

The tears welled up and poured as he told those present of the tower of strength he got in the form of support and prayers from his mother Ms Delores Creque. He father Mr Charles Creque was also present and was also recognized. “I want to thank my mother especially…. She has made me who I am today,” said Mr Creque.

He said that his achievements thus far will be used as an inspiration to other youths. Mention was also made of his cousin Honourable Dame Janice M. Pereira who he said has given him five Ps to take on through his career which say, “Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.”

His call to the bar was seconded by Ms Hull who encouraged him to anchor himself in the law profession as she underscored the significance of a young Virgin Islander male ascending to such a position but for him the sky is the limit as he assured that he will continue to pursue more degrees.

He was told By Justice Ellis that while much is expected of him by all in the profession she expects even more as she had found out that he is the blood cousin of Honourable Dame Janice M. Pereira. She also admonished him to, “Take counsel… take advice, ask questions, no question is too foolish to ask. You are an example for the young ones coming after you….”

She also admonished him not to let the job, which will be very demanding of his time, pull him away from his active community life.

Mr Hunte QC told him to see this step in his life not as the end of an innings but as the beginning of a new game.

His admission to the bar was followed by a light reception at Maria’s By the Sea which was attended by the full house of persons from the Virgin Gorda Community.

See previous article published on December 8, 2014:

‘My son makes history for North Sound’ – Ms Delores Creque

-Hakim T. Creque called to the Virgin Islands Bar this morning

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – Well known as a person of principle, a woman with a passion for her country and one who has strong family values Ms Delores Creque Human Resource Manager at Bitter End Yacht Club today December 8, 2014 celebrates with her son Hakim T. Creque as he is being admitted to the Bar here in the Virgin Islands (VI).

A mother celebrates

Speaking with this news site Mrs Creque said that her son is the first male from the Island in the North Sound Area to have made such stride in the profession of law. She described him as a person that is very humble, who prefers to be behind the scene but has a passion for the type of work he does.

“Children are blessings and I want to publicly take this time to congratulate my son Hakim, the entire family circle congratulates him at this time. It is his big moment Monday (today) and we all will be sharing that moment with him,” said Ms Creque.

"I always encourage him to put God first in everything that he does and to never be afraid of challenges. I encourage him to turn challenges into opportunities," she said.

The official admission to the Bar takes place this morning at the High Court following which the celebrations continue at Maria’s By the Sea.

His VI admission to the Bar

Hakim T’ron Creque was first published as a barrister of the Bar of England and Wales on 24th July, 2014, by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn is one of four Inns of Court in London to which barristers of England and Wales belong and where they are called to the Bar, its notable members include Lord Denning and past United Kingdom Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair.

Mr. Creque, a proud native of North Sound, Virgin Gorda was admitted before her ladyship Honourable Justice Vicki Ann Ellis with his call being put forward by former Attorney General Mrs. Dancia Penn-Sallah QC, who has the distinction of being the only local to serve in that position. His call was supported by another former Attorney General Mr. Lewis Hunte QC and Attorney at Law Ms. Ayana S. Hull, a Senior Associate at Harneys.

His call marks the second call for a local this year and is quoted as being a historic event for the residents of North Sound as Mr Creque is the first male and second member of his family to be admitted to the bar, the first being the Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, the Honourable Dame Janice M. Pereira, someone whose footsteps Hakim is very keen on emulating.

What you need to know about Hakim T. Creque

Mr. Creque holds also holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science (International Relations) from the University of Central Florida, a Bachelors of Law (Honours) from the University of Law (formerly the College of Law), London. He completed his Bar Professional Training Course at the University of Law successfully on his first attempt in July 2014 and is currently undertaking classes to take the New York State bar exam in July 2015.

Hakim has an eclectic resume of job experiences ranging from waiter, human resources executive to flight attendant but he has never had as much fulfillment than when he was interpreting a piece of legislation or doing court room advocacy exercises. Hakim has done several pro bono projects while in school and a couple mini pupilages along with judicial marshalling in the City Of London Magistrates Court. He is currently on assignment with a local firm, assisting with several high profile cases to be heard in front the higher courts and international tribunals.

34 Responses to “UPDATE: Hakim T. Creque admitted to the Bar ”

  • VG (08/12/2014, 08:42) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well done young man
  • Concern 1 (08/12/2014, 08:45) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Mr Creque and all the best in your future endeavours
  • We Reach! (08/12/2014, 09:04) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hakim, as your friend would say "we reach". You did this for allllll of us in VG.
  • today (08/12/2014, 09:05) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    The shine is on VG today!!!! Congratulations T'ron.
  • long look me come from (08/12/2014, 09:21) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Love to see our locals moving on up
  • Another Proud Mother (08/12/2014, 09:30) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Those young men from the creque genes are all remarkable. Good Job young man and all the best in your future endeavors.
  • good (08/12/2014, 09:37) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply

    This is great!!!!!! Good to see us highlighting the positives and giving the victim bull..it a break. We have lots of our local people doing great things and we should be proud. Here you have his mother being a HR Manager at a major tourism establishment in VG and now her son being called to the BAR? BVI people need to stand up, be proud and focus on our positives. No need to complain, let's get up and do something. All the best to this young man and his achievements.

  • wize up (08/12/2014, 09:41) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    simply wonderful!!!! ms creque for the 9th come 2015
  • dadafluff (08/12/2014, 09:45) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Gloria Fahie (08/12/2014, 10:16) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    A job well done Mr. Creque!
  • Paw (08/12/2014, 10:17) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations to Hakim and Delores from your Cousin Ramong Kuntz and family in St. Thomas. We are very proud of you Hakim.
  • law student (08/12/2014, 10:35) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Hakim!!!! This is awesome news...All the best for the future!
  • Sasha Creque (08/12/2014, 10:56) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hakim! I am really proud of you. You have done so much within your years and I am truly honored to have you as a family member. As kids you always wanted to be a lawyer and I am glad you stayed true to yourself. All the best in your future endeavors. I speak for our North Sound Community when I say that we love you!
  • vg boy (08/12/2014, 12:13) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    WELL DONE
  • purcell estate (08/12/2014, 12:22) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    i was in an hlscc class with this young man back in '01 i think. very smart, very dedicated, very humble. congrats Hakim!
  • a bvislander (08/12/2014, 12:28) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    CONGRATULATIONS AND ALL OF THE BEST IN YOUR BRIGHT FUTURE...AND TO MOM, TOO.
  • weed (08/12/2014, 12:31) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Go boy do your thing next chief justice
  • former class mate (08/12/2014, 13:00) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hakim I am really proud of you from the depths of my heart. I believe you will be our first local DPP.
  • Dian (08/12/2014, 14:13) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am so proud of you. Keep on striving for excellence.
  • VG (08/12/2014, 15:22) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats t'ron you sure made us proud. You have paved the way for other young people to follow especially the young men. Go forward and continue to do great things and make virgin gorda proud especially your people of north sound. We love you.
  • ccc (08/12/2014, 15:47) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hope they do not marginalized him like they do other local attorneys
  • Joc (08/12/2014, 17:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    My boy Hakim i am so proud of you!!! Well done!!
  • hey (08/12/2014, 17:25) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    U back I guess mr lime gone b happy next trip New York
  • Vonda-Kay Johnson (08/12/2014, 19:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Even though we had a huge falling out, I always give Jack his jacket!......I must congratulate you on this success. Overall, I know you can handle yourself and you will surely make all proud. ... I'm proud!
  • Curious Cat (08/12/2014, 20:53) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Love to see the community family spirit of the people of North Sound. That is a community that is unmatched in the B V I .
  • Over the hills (08/12/2014, 21:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job fam, I'm very proud of you...
  • C.King (08/12/2014, 22:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I would like to personally congratulate this fine young man. You have indeed made the entire Virgin Islands proud. May God continue to bless and keep you. C. King (Cayman Islands).
  • LM (09/12/2014, 01:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats are surely in order "Hukkim"....so proud of you.
  • VG 1 (09/12/2014, 06:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well done T'Ron, we are proud of you. and just letting The B.V.I know, That we only produce greatness here in North Sound. VG.
  • Forgiven (09/12/2014, 09:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Mr. Creque! You have joined the list of Virgin Islanders of whom I am proud. May the Lord guide you and give you wisdom as you serve your territory.
  • great (09/12/2014, 09:47) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now while i commend the young man and proud of his accomplishment... can somebody tell me why we praise becoming a lawyer so much? We act like when someone becomes a lawyer that they are above everyone else. This young man and the many others local who have been licensed to become barristers is no didn't than an accountant passing the cpa or a nurse getting registered or an electrician being licensed. But we praise the legal profession like it is somehow more prestigious than other equally needed jobs. Is it the old slave mentality? Colonialism? Where does this mentality come from? Congrats to the son of the soil but i don't get why being called to the bar is a bigger deal than the other thousand kids who will be graduating from college this year in various fields.
    • Tranditions that Benefit Many (09/12/2014, 10:31) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Get call to the Bar is based upon England's traditions for the legal profession by inducting their member by conducting a ceremony. The CPA, Nursing, Accountants, Doctors and other professions can do the same by inducting their member through a publicized ceremony because all professions has similar associations for their members, so is upto them to decidde how their ceremony is conducted, whether it is done priviately or publicly. Also, it is based upon the individual and their family to make their accomplishments publicized in the local media, occassionaly these people will pay the local newspaper to have their achivements publicized. I hope you get the picture here. Also look on the bright side, I am sure this article will be an inspiration to many and at least take something for example, the 5-Ps "Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance" I did. Thanks to Mr Creque and the LAw Society for sharing with us. Its a blessing.
  • Mar (09/12/2014, 16:23) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This first thing this young man did coming back from London was to go to Church the following morning. By being humble and putting God first, this young man was exalted. Congratulations Hakim.


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