Fred is a lawyer educated at the University of the West Indies on Barbados, Norman Manley Law School on Jamaica, and Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada. He has worked extensively in the Corporate/Finance and Financial Trust legal areas and has in the course of his career branched into e-business law (in which he obtained his Master’s Degree), intellectual property issues (specifically, preservation of traditional indigenous knowledge with an emphasis on traditional indigenous medicines and health-related cultural practices), and more recently multilateral environment agreements (“M.E.A.s”) with special reference to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. In connection therewith, he has taken the Specialised Training Course on M.E.A.s sponsored by U.N.E.P. and held on Barbados (Nov. 2006 e.v.) and attended training courses in U.N.E.P.’s Biosafety Clearing House (“B.C.H.”) Project held in October 2007 e.v. in Geneva (when he qualified as Regional Adviser) and in Jan.-Feb. 2011 e.v. in Montreal.
Fred is employed by the B.C.H. Project as a Cartagena Protocol Regional Advisor for the Caribbean. He has participated in numerous workshops held on Barbados, the Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Trinidad, and Tobago designed to familiarise target audiences with all aspects of the B.C.H. Project.