John Fraser & Douglas Newsam

John Fraser was born at Spooners, Four Roads, in St. John and attended Lodge School from 1955 to 1964. In 1973, he emigrated to Toronto, Canada and became a Chartered Accountant.

Douglas Newsam was born at Chelsea Road, St. Michael in 1942. He attended Harrison College from 1951 to 1960. On leaving school, he joined Bovell & Skeete, (later Coopers & Lybrand) and completed the professional examinations of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants in the UK in 1974.

Bovell & Skeete letter head 1964

Memories of Bovell & Skeete 1960 to 1973

Post World War II Bovell & Skeete was the largest and most prestigious public accounting firm in Barbados. The partnership name was registered in 1941 but an earlier partnership, Thomas and Bovell, had been formed much earlier in the 1870’s. In fact, the Cable & Wireless address of ‘TAB’ continued to be used by Bovell […]

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