Hague Convention Conference participants treated to cultural extravaganza

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.

Indigenous Wedding Dance
Indigenous Wedding Dance

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.