[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Government has pledged its full support to the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges’ Association as they gear up to host a regional conference in Guyana slated for 2016.
On Wednesday June 24, Secretary General of the Association, Dr Karen Brewer met with Head of State, David Granger at the Ministry of the Presidency. Also attending the meeting were, Attorney General, Basil Williams, Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag) Carl Singh, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, and Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman.
According to the Attorney General, Dr. Brewer is visiting Guyana as the Association has proposed to host a regional conference in this country in September 2016.
“She is just doing a familiarisation visit, and checking on the question in relation to preparedness for that conference,” Attorney General Williams said
President Granger has given the Association the assurance that Guyana is ready, willing and able to host such a conference and that they will enjoy the cooperation of the government to that end, Williams said.
The Association was founded in 1970 as the Commonwealth Magistrates’ Association and the current name was adopted in 1988. The Association is registered as a charitable organisation in the United Kingdom.
The objectives of this Association include; advancing the administration of the law by promoting the independence of the judiciary; advancing education in the law, the administration of justice, the treatment of offenders and the prevention of crime within the Commonwealth; and to disseminate information and literature on all matters of interest concerning the legal process within the various countries comprising the Commonwealth. [Extracted and modified from GINA]