Participants of Hague Convention Conference treated to cultural evening

Georgetown, GINA, July 16, 2016

Legal luminaries from the Caribbean region and further afield participated in the Hague Convention Conference on International Family Law, Legal Cooperation and Commerce held in Guyana from July 13 through 16.

Korokwa Folk Singers (the folk arm of the renowned Woodside Choir)

Korokwa Folk Singers (the folk arm of the renowned Woodside Choir)

The conference which was hosted by Guyana in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) culminated with a cultural reception for participants at the Umana Yana.

All the performances by the artistes depicted Guyanese culture – a diverse culture of a country with many ethnicities and religions.

Indigenous Wedding Dance

Indigenous Wedding Dance

Some of the Attorney Generals that participated in the Conference are: Hon. Adriel Brathwaite of Barbados, Hon. Vanessa Retreage of Belize; Hon. Fernilia Felix of Dominica; Hon. Anthony Hood of Grenada; H.E. Dr. Jennifer Van Dijk Silos of Suriname; Hon. Marlene Malahoo Forte Q.C. of Jamaica; and Hon. Judith Morgan of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Jewan Ka Nitra Dance Troupe

Jewan Ka Nitra Dance Troupe

Chief Justices and other Judges who participated include: Hon. Sir Charles Dennis Byron- President of the Caribbean Court of Justice; Justice Lorraine Williams and Justice Gertel Thom, Representatives of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court; Hon. Justice Carolyn Tie, Puisne Judge of Jamaica; Hon. Winston Anderson of the Caribbean Court of Justice; Justice Allyson Ramkerrysingh of Trinidad and Tobago and Justice Dinesh Sewratan of Suriname.

The National Dance Company

The National Dance Company

Other participants included Hon Naftali Engelbrecht Judge of Aruba; Hon Margaret Ramsay-Hale, Chief Justice of Turks and Caicos Islands; Hon Ursula Luydens Judge of Curacao; and Justice Richard Williams of Cayman Islands.

Jewan Ka Nitra Dance Troupe

Jewan Ka Nitra Dance Troupe

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams at the ceremony said, “I know this is the fitting finale for that successful conference…we will welcome you with the way and the hospitality that we’re famous for…I trust you enjoyed your visit to Guyana.”

Dubraj Tassa Drummers & Otishka Drummers

Dubraj Tassa Drummers & Otishka Drummers

 

Parkside Steel Orchestra

Parkside Steel Orchestra

 

A section of the participants taking in the rich cultural performance

A section of the participants taking in the rich cultural performance

 

 

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