CCJ for historic sitting here

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will meet here on February 17 to hear three cases as well as hold a special sitting to mark the retirement of Justice Desiree Bernard from the Court.

In an ad in today’s Sunday Stabroek, the CCJ said that the sitting will be held at the Guyana International Conference Centre at Liliendaal. It would be the first time that the Court sits here and it will consider the applications/appeals or hear submissions in three cases.

These cases are:

Paul Lashley and John Campayne v Det. Cpl. 17995 Winston Singh.

Feizal Mohamed Amin (trading under Amin Lumber Enterprise) v Guyana Oil Company Limited.

Daniel Ramlagan, by Ramkumarie Ramlagan v Narine Singh, by Saiojine Singh.

A special sitting will also be held to mark Justice Bernard’s retirement.

Justice Bernard took the oath of office as a Judge of the CCJ at the Court’s inauguration ceremony, on April 16, 2005. According to her bio on the CCJ’s website, Justice Bernard established a number of professional “firsts,” being appointed the first female High Court Judge of the Supreme Court of Guyana (1980); the first female Justice of Appeal (1992); the first female Chief Justice of Guyana and in the Commonwealth Caribbean (1996); and the first female Chancellor of the Judiciary of Guyana and in the Commonwealth Caribbean (2001).

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