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Daniel F. Davies elected first VIslander Law Society Pres. of UWI, Cave Hill

- Creates history with landslide victory
History was created on March 14, 2013 when 21-year-old Daniel F. Davies was elected President of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill’s Law Society in a landslide victory, becoming the first Virgin Islander to be elected to the position. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- History was created on March 14, 2013 when 21-year-old Daniel F. Davies was elected President of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill’s Law Society in a landslide victory, becoming the first Virgin Islander to be elected to the position.

Mr Davies, the son of Fisheries Officer Samuel Davies and owner of Serendipity Bookshop Mrs Janette Fligelstone Davies, secured his position as president with 236 votes to 27.

The Law Society is a welfare organisation that caters to the various needs of the students of Law at the UWI Cave Hill Campus in St. Michael, Barbados.

Contacted by Virgin Islands News Online, a proud Mr Davies said it was an “amazing feeling” that came over him when he found out that he had won the election, “not only did I feel like a champion, I am a champion. I am a champion of the Virgin Islands, for I have made history in a certain manner of speaking.”

Mr Davies paused to point, however, that he was not anticipating an easy road ahead as President of the UWI Cave Hill’s Law Society. “I also realise that I have a tough road, for I must ensure that I am not the last Virgin Islander to attain this position, and to do that I must fight not only for the students in my faculty but for the students throughout this campus. It is a daunting task, but it is my duty and I will carry out this duty to the best of my ability and without doubts.”

Explaining his role as the Law Society President, Mr Davies noted that it was going to be three-fold. “Firstly, I will be the Law Representative on the UWI Cave Hill’s Guild of Students, and will represent the concerns of the students of the Law Faculty at the Guild, at Faculty Board Meetings and to the Dean of the Law Faculty even going as far as to do battle on behalf of my constituents.”

Secondly, as Law Representative, Mr Davies said he will be the Constitutional Chair of the Guild of Students, and in that capacity his job is to be the guardian of the constitution and to ensure that no one is acting ultra vires to it. “In some cases I will be called upon to investigate allegations of infractions and possibly recommending the suspension of a guild member.”

Thirdly, Mr Davies said he will be working on various initiatives to raise funds for the Law Society, raise the Faculty of Law’s educational profile and to “work on generally keeping my constituents happy.”

In addition to winning the position of President of the Cave Hill Law Society, Mr Davies is also the President and founder of the University of the West Indies’ first Judo Club, the Blackbird Judo Club, which is a fully funded university programme under UWI’s Cave Hill Sports Academy.

Mr Davies, a very proud Virgin Islander, attended the Enis Adams Primary School and then the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) where he graduated with Honours from “5-Science”. Upon graduation from ESHA, Mr Davies went on to the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) where he attained an Associate’s Degree with a Major in Humanities.

During his spare time, Mr Davies threw in his lot at his mother’s store where he said he was exposed to life learning experiences. “Working in Serendipity Bookshop taught me many things such as how to deal with a range of personalities and the fact that one must put principle over personality. Being the son of a Fisheries Officer has also taught me many key things such as the absolute respect that one must give to the environment and the importance of humility.”

It was definitely not all books for Mr Davies while home in the Virgin Islands as he participated in many extra-curricular activities. “The ones I think benefited me the most are: Chess Club which meets at Maria’s By the Sea on Thursday evenings and the Tortola Judo Club. The former taught me strategy and the latter taught me the importance of respect and calmness.”

Mr Davies is the brother of Jamel Davies and Joel “Legend” Davies, who owns Parham Town Car Wash.

28 Responses to “Daniel F. Davies elected first VIslander Law Society Pres. of UWI, Cave Hill”

  • question (16/03/2013, 16:50) Like (2) Dislike (49) Reply
    oh lord how he end up at cave hill we school? what happen to the UK
    • @ question (16/03/2013, 17:23) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
      Stop been so silly...he born in the BVI and Caribbean ad he has a right to go to the better school which is UWI to get a sound education...These locals graduating from the UK law schools do not worth their salt, trust me!!
    • @Question (17/03/2013, 10:56) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
      The training given by UWI is solid, and from someone who is UWI-trained, I believe strongly that he made the right decision. There will be opportunities later for him to go further afield to gain some 'international' exposure.

      Congratulations to Daniel! All the best in your studies!
  • home grown (16/03/2013, 16:53) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Big things ah gwon overseas yah
  • ccc (16/03/2013, 17:03) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    congrats youngman..make the BVI proud
  • qc (16/03/2013, 17:18) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    hope he comes the top of his class also
  • WHAT??? (16/03/2013, 17:43) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great job shaddy... 5-Science class 2008.
  • Daniel Davies (16/03/2013, 18:01) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    5-Science Massive!
  • ausar (16/03/2013, 18:55) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Young man, you look just like your mom!

    Congratulations are in order!
  • 5-science souljahz (17/03/2013, 01:11) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    u better represent!!! 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! congrats man
  • David Fligelstone (17/03/2013, 01:22) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very proud and inspired family over here in the UK, they're lucky to have you. I'll leave you with a quote “Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them”.
  • tell teh truth (17/03/2013, 06:04) Like (6) Dislike (30) Reply
    Another local who benefitted from a scholarship given by the VIP government, as now we have Myron and NDP cutting them back... VIP helps its people to do big things…can’t wait to return the VIP to power...Big ups Danny dude
    • friend of fam (17/03/2013, 09:59) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      He was awarded a scholarship but when he went to UWI it got converted into a loan that he would have to work off or be repaid.
  • Yes I (17/03/2013, 06:45) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yea cuz big up uh self big things going on.yea shady!
  • Interesting (17/03/2013, 12:33) Like (9) Dislike (14) Reply
    Good on You Daniel! So Lovely to see you grow!! Your dear Mum & Dad deserve much congratulations indeed! (Daniel also went to Cedar School -- why was this fact omitted about him?)
    • friend of fam (17/03/2013, 19:34) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      It was omitted because at 10, Daniel had to leave as he was judged to be a slow learner and needing to be in a special school and 'statemented'. Mrs Medita Wheatley did her best to help him stay at that school but to no avail. Mrs Sylvia Adams of Enis Adams school saw his potential and encouraged him all the way.
  • UWI Open Campus (17/03/2013, 13:05) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Daniel! We know that you would do the BVI and UWI proud.
  • DIV (17/03/2013, 17:07) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congratulations Daniel!! Great Job we are rooting for you!!
  • Myrna (18/03/2013, 03:59) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations, again Daniel! A born winner!
  • leader (18/03/2013, 05:53) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Malone you better look out!
  • ddb (18/03/2013, 09:04) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I remember this kid when I worked at Scotia and he would come in with his mother to make deposits. He was always reading a book. Good job, keep up the good work.
  • Don't bother with those haters Daniel (18/03/2013, 17:59) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    You are a citizen of humanity, please ignore anyone trying to question your legitimacy, you are a Virgin Islander with a long and outstanding family history and you are working hard to do well. Congratulations to you and your family. May God continue to Bless you richly.
  • sea weed (19/03/2013, 04:46) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    May your every step forward be productive and serve as a source of inspiration to others.
  • ausar (19/03/2013, 11:31) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
    "Friend of Fam", I am confused.

    Isn't the Premier a "Davies"? So then why would he not be interested in the educational pursuits of his family and see to it that a scholarship remains a scholarship?

    Confused, confused!
    • friend of fam (19/03/2013, 18:05) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      I was only saying he did get awarded a scholarship but when it came time to get it for UWI, the Min of Education didn't give it to him they changed it to a loan. So he has to pay it back.
  • hbh (19/03/2013, 19:30) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    blesss up fam !!!!! nuff respect

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