Rhonda L.C. Hull

"Not Your Ordinary Attorney"

I am Bahamian, an Abaconian. I grew up in the Southern part of Abaco in Cherokee Sound and Sandy Point.  But my family is originally from Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera – some 300 years – Careys.  

At 5 years old, I started school in Nassau, living with my cousins, Cindy and Andy during the school terms but always longing to be in Abaco. Every chance I got – whether by mailboat, speedboat, jumpseat on Bahamasair or any little plane – I got back to Abaco. I graduated from Queen’s College High School in Nassau in 1984 and then my International Life began…

As Miss Commonwealth Bahamas 1985 (and participating in the Miss World Pageant at Royal Albert Hall in London), I received several Scholarships for University. I studied in Switzerland for my Associate’s Degree and did an Internship at the United Nations Centre for Human Rights in Geneva. I obtained my Law Degree from the University of Western Ontario in Canada in 1994 and became a Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Next was my Legal Certificate in order to be called to the Bahamas Bar which I obtained from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad in 1997. Many years later, I received my Master’s Degree in Residential Real Estate from Akelius University in Sweden.

I now have a Private Law practice representing International Persons purchasing/selling real property in the Out Islands of The Bahamas.

But I am not your Ordinary Attorney.

I am absolutely blessed to still have my parents with me in Abaco where they have been Servants and Missionaries for over 60 years. I also have 4 children, 6 grandchildren, 1 adopted Son, 1 blood brother Troy (he owns Harbour View Marina, Blue Wave Boat Rentals and Wallys in Marsh Harbour), 3 other brothers – Stephen in Cherokee, George and John in Casuarina Point.  All of my Sons live abroad with their families – my daughter Erinlee with her 5 kids (the oldest 2 also have Haitian heritage) is in Abaco.  My son Jacobis a Banker and  just relocated from Canada to Florida.  Middle son Jeffrey, Engineer (married to Jacqueline of Duke University fame) is the Father of baby Charlotte – they all live in North Carolina.  My oldest son James also recently relocated from New York City to Florida and is making his mark in the World of Startups, Crypto and Finance.  My adopted son and his wife live in Nassau – he is the Managing Partner of the oldest Law Firm in the Bahamas, Callenders & Co.  Incredibly before the age of 30, he had already appeared before the Privy Council in London many times (absolutely brilliant Litigator).

When I’m not in the office, I am working with my Construction Crew (Huldev). We design, build and renovate private homes, condominium buildings, commercial buildings. Huldev also designs and creates luscious landscaping with lots of Bahamian wild fruit trees.  But solar landscape lighting is our passion.

In my spare time – I travel – to South America, Europe and anywhere else that peaks my interest in the moment. I’m an Adventurer – have kayaked all around the Abaco back-country and have run international marathons.

I survived Hurricane Dorian – barely. My home, office and all of my other buildings were completely destroyed. I managed some 17 hours in a really small bathroom with 7 other people – (no roof – debris flying everywhere) and the building falling down. My parents lost their home and almost their lives. My Dad cannot swim – my Mother kept him alive on top of a washing machine for 15 hours as the waves broke through the front wall of their house.  The Sea was up to their necks. Mummy was losing her grip – she couldn’t hold Daddy any longer, the water was too high and rough, she had to fight to catch a breath – and then the Eye came. My brother lost all his businesses and his homes – everything he had worked his entire life to create.  My Clerks lost their homes, cars, clothes, everything – and were displaced to other Islands. There was forced evacuation by the Government. My friends passed away or moved away. Some of my very dearest Clients left Abaco permanently. My life completely changed. I lived without a roof, electricity, water or any conveniences of life for some 8 months after the Hurricane. But 4 years later, I am in the trenches with my family and Clerks, rebuilding our magical island and our lives – one day at a time.

My most recent “side” project is the “Abaco Art Gallery & Boutique” where incredibly talented Bahamian Artists can display their works (at no cost) – Art, Jewelry made from sand, Abaco Pine and Madeira wood pieces, unique books about the Bahamas, Bahamian straw purses/clutches and luxurious and unique Resort Clothing.  The Gallery/Boutique is located across the road from the entrance to Abaco Beach Resort. The very special item in the Gallery is Whelk shell jewelry. Whelks are a delicacy in the Bahamas and a lot of work to find, clean, and get out of their shells but the jewelry is a sparkling black and white treasure and only available at the Abaco Art Gallery.

I am truly blessed…..