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Llewellyn Peniston (1945-2020)

Senate role: Llewellyn Peniston (File photograph)

A former United Bermuda Party senator, lawyer and businessman has died. J. Llewellyn Peniston was 74.Mr Peniston was a former shipping agent who worked with cruise lines serving the island, including Carnival.He started out in the industry with the shipping and travel firm John S Darrell and became a partner before he started his own business in 1986.He was also a proponent of the relaxation of anti-gambling laws and campaigned for the revitalisation of the tourism industry.Mr Peniston was appointed to the Senate by Sir David Gibbons, a former premier, in 1980 and stood down in 1987. He qualified as a lawyer at the University of Buckingham and London Metropolitan University.He later married Ave Maria De’ Agrella-Peniston, who survives him, along with two sons, Llewellyn Jr, from his first marriage to Orreta Peniston, and Alex, from his most recent marriage.