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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”