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Justice Thomas Evans dies at age 77

The legal fraternity of The Bahamas is mourning the sudden passing of Justice Thomas Evans, KC. He was 77 years old.

Evans is the husband of Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans.


Born in Nichols Town Andros in 1947, Evans' journey from humble beginnings to the highest echelons of the legal profession was marked by diligence and unwavering commitment.

Educated at the All Age School in Nichols Town, his thirst for knowledge propelled him to the University of the West Indies in Barbados, where he earned his LL.B with 2nd Class Honours (Upper Division).


His legal acumen further flourished at the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica, where he was awarded the prestigious Legal Education Certificate of the Council of Legal Education.


Admitted to the Utter Bar in 1976, Evans embarked on a distinguished career that spanned decades, leaving an indelible mark on the legal landscape of The Bahamas.

In 2008, upon the recommendation of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission, Justice Evans was appointed to act as a Justice of the Supreme Court.


His tenure was characterized by impartiality, wisdom, and a deep-rooted respect for the rule of law.

Prior to his appointment, Justice Evans served in various capacities, including as Stipendiary & Circuit Magistrate, Crown Counsel in the Attorney General's Office, and Senior Partner of Evans & Co.


His contributions extended beyond the courtroom, as he served as Treasurer of The Bahamas Bar Association, Chairman of the Ethics Committee of The Bar, and Director of the Central Bank of The Bahamas.


A consummate scholar and educator, Justice Evans imparted his knowledge as a lecturer and examiner for The Bahamas Bar Examinations, as well as an Associate Tutor in the Law of Evidence at The Eugene Dupuch Law School.


His dedication to legal education and professional development inspired generations of aspiring lawyers.

Throughout his illustrious career, Justice Evans remained steadfast in his commitment to upholding justice and defending the rights of all citizens. His judgements were guided by principles of fairness, equity, and compassion, earning him the respect and admiration of colleagues and adversaries alike.

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