Paramakatoi student receives inaugural Clarence A.F. Hughes law scholarship

Representatives of the Amerindian Peoples’ Association Jean La Rose (at left) and Laura George (second, from left) with the first recipient of the Clarence A. F. Hughes Scholarship for Indigenous students pursuing the LLB programme, Paula Gomes (centre), as she receives documentation from attorney Nigel Hughes. (Mariah Lall photo)

A young Paramakatoi, Region Eight resident has been given an opportunity to pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer with the help of the Hughes, Fields and Stoby law firm, which has awarded her a scholarship to pursue a law degree at the University of Guyana (UG).

Paula Gomes, 20, a former student of President’s College, is the first recipient of the Clarence A. F. Hughes Scholar-ship for Indigenous students pursuing the LLB programme.

Gomes had made an appeal to the Amerindian Peoples’ Association (APA) for financial assistance after securing a place in the law programme for the current academic year at UG. The APA, however, not being financially equipped to offer the support, reached out to the law firm, which decided to award Gomes a full scholarship. The late Hughes was known for championing philanthropy…..

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