Legal fraternity “anxiously awaits” replacement of Registrar of Lands

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By Jomo Paul

Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Basil Williams.
Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Basil Williams.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – With Basil Williams being sworn in as the Attorney General (AG) and Legal Affairs Minister under the President David Granger APNU+AFC Administration, the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) has outlined some priority areas for the new AG to focus on.

Some members of the legal fraternity are queasy about the appointment of Williams as the Attorney General, but GBA President Ronald Burch – Smith congratulated his legal colleague on the appointment.

The Attorney told iNews during an interview on Thursday, May 21 that work would have commenced between the legal fraternity and the Former Attorney General but was however cut short.

He said that the work started under the previous administration should not go to waste.

“We have established a committee comprising a representative from his office and a few lawyers to make recommendations to having legislations being drafted, unfortunately before the Committee could report, Parliament went into recess…” said Burch – Smith.

The GBA President also indicated that there is currently an issue with respect to the Registrar of Lands, Juliet Sattaur that is “causing deep dissatisfaction” within the legal fraternity.

Attorney-at-Law and President of the Guyana Bar Association (GBA), Ronald Burch-Smith
Attorney-at-Law and President of the Guyana Bar Association (GBA), Ronald Burch-Smith

“Let me put it this way, before her appointment a certificate of title used to take between two days and a week and since her appointment…you really don’t know when you’ll get it…it takes weeks, it takes a year, five years so we are anxiously awaiting her replacement,” said Burch – Smith.

Another issue that the GBA President pointed out was the limited amount of space available for Guyanese Law students to complete their law degree at Trinidad and Tobago’s Hugh Wooding Law School.

The Law school had reduced the amount of Guyanese students it accepted annually to 25 citing that Guyana’s government did not contribute to the functionality of the institution.

“Unfortunately this has not been resolved so this is a very important issue,” contended Burch – Smith.

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. WOW!!!! UNDER THE PPP A MAGISTRATE WAS FIRED FOR DOING HER JOB ,ANYONE WITH MONEY AND CONNECTED TO THE GOVERNMENT COULD BASICALLY DO ANYTHING TO ANYONE AND GET OFF,AND OH BOY THEY SURE DID.THE LAST ATTORNEY GENERAL WAS ON TAPE GLORIFYING THE PLOT TO KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE AT THE KAIETEUR NEWS ,SOMETHING THAT HAD ALREADY HAPPENED.HOW DARE ANYBODY FROM THE PPP TO OPPOSE BASIL WILLIAMS.YALL JUST FOOLISH DOGS BARKING AT FLYING BIRDS.

  2. Burch Smith you are questionable to say the least. You were very critical of Anil the former AG. You remain silent on the Basil Williams tape however. Basil is an unashamed womanizer who will certainly continue his shriek of abusing his power. Shame shame shame. Burch you seem like a decent fellow, do the right thing and be objective.

  3. Guyana Bar ASS Who queasy ? No way they are all peas in de pod..
    They would prefer Nigel Hughes but of boy Nigel came with a Hughes baggage..
    Felix the next big man…

  4. Granger has appointed Basil Williams as his attorney general and legal affairs minister just as I predicted.
    over and over I have been pointed out the corruptions of Williams. Please Google:
    “The Winston Felix and Basil Williams tape” ALSO!
    “Then top cop Winston Felix and PNC official discuss planting drugs on PNC female”
    And “Felix captured on tape making firearm deal” with Basil Williams on phone.
    Surujbally has install an undemocratic government illegally with questionable crooks!

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