To ensure that proper legal services are provided to the Government; to provide statutory services to the public relating to the public trust and bankruptcy matters; and to register titles, mortgages, companies, societies and other bodies as well as other documents, as required by the law.
Introducing Ms Tessa Oudkerk –Special Adviser to the Honourable Basil Williams S.C M.P Attorney General Minister of Legal Affairs. - 13th January, 2017.
Introducing Ms Tessa Oudkerk –Special Adviser to the Honourable Basil Williams S.C M.P Attorney General Minister of Legal Affairs.
Tessa Oudkerk, Attorney-at-law, pursued studies in law at the University of Trent and the Bar Professional Training Course at College of Law in the United Kingdom and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in November 2012 by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple of which she is a member. She was admitted to the Bar of Anguilla on 29th April 2015.
Ms. Oudkerk approached the legal profession as a mature professional after obtaining a Master of Science Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the Ukraine in 1993. She worked as a manager at the National Data Management Authority for a period of three years and thereafter joined the University of Guyana where she lectured in Computer Science for a period of four years. While working at the University, she pursued a graduate diploma in education and served as an executive member to her alma mater, Queen’s College, providing voluntary teaching service. Thereafter, Ms. Oudkerk founded a learning centre which offered subjects including, CXC Computer Science, and Information Technology at CSEC and CAPE levels.
Ms. Oudkerk migrated to the United Kingdom where she worked as a teacher and pursued a post graduate diploma in marketing in Scotland. More recently, Ms. Oudkerk, worked in Anguilla B.W.I. for a Licensed Company Manager for two years as a Money Laundering Compliance and Reporting Officer. She is now certified by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) as a specialist in anti-money laundering and financial crimes investigations. Ms. Oudkerk is a member of ACAMS and the United Kingdom chapter of ACAMS.
Her duties will include assisting the Honourable Basil Williams S.C M.P Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs in the execution of his functions in respect of the Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Regime and his work relating to the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
UNICEF Representative Ms Sylvie Fouet and Deputy Representative Mr Paolo Marchi paid a courtesy visit to the Honourable Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams S.C M.P - 19th January 2017
UNICEF Representative Ms Sylvie Fouet and Deputy Representative Mr Paolo Marchi paid a courtesy visit to the Honourable Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams S.C M.P
UNICEF Representative Ms Sylvie Fouet and Deputy Representative Mr Paolo Marchi paid a courtesy visit to the Honourable Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams S.C M.P on 19th January, 2017 at his Chambers to discuss issues relating to the United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development framework (MSDF) in the Caribbean.
Integral to the MSDF are the four pillars namely; An inclusive, Equitable, and Prosperous Caribbean; A Healthy Caribbean; A Cohesive, Safe and Just Caribbean, and a Sustainable and Resilient Caribbean. These priority areas describe the areas of intervention that governments and the UN will engage in over the next five (5) years. Targets are set annually within a one year framework. The priority areas articulate how the UN’s work will contribute to key aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ms Fouet also noted that issues of gender equality, women’s empowerment, and empowerment of youth will be integrated throughout the priority areas.
Ms Fouet encouraged the Hon. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs to collaborate with UNICEF on the implementation of legislations for the third pillar which speaks to 'a cohesive, safe and just Caribbean'. The area she mentioned focuses on the strengthening capacity for Public Policy, Rule of Law institutions and civil society organisations and finally the reinforcement of equitable access to justice, protection, citizen security, and safety.
The Honourable Minister welcomed Ms Fouet to Guyana and acknowledge the long standing working relationship between UNICEF and the Government of Guyana in collaborating on many successful projects.As recent as last year's hosting of the Hague Convention Conference under the theme" International Family Law, Legal Cooperation and Commerce." This was a partnership with the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and UNICEF Guyana. This conference was an outstanding success which saw the attendance of the Attorneys General and Judges from CARICOM countries, and the wider Caribbean including the Curacao, Aruba, Turks and Caicos and the Cayman Islands and South American countries such as Brazil and the Argentina. This collaboration also included local stakeholders, members of the local judiciary, the Child Care Protection Agency, the Bar Associations, the Guyana Association of Women Lawyers, nongovernmental organisations relating to children and the Private Sector Commission.
The Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana - 16th January, 2017
The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana His Excellency Cui Jianchun paid a courtesy visit to The Honourable Attorney General and Ministerof Legal Affairs on 16th January, 2017 at his Chambers.
His Excellency Cui Jianchun acknowledged the solid relationship between China and Guyana for the past four decades. He spoke of the continuous development of China as a developing nation while simultaneously sharing the challenges that accompanied such growth. An area outlined by His Excellency Cui Jianchun as a key focus for China is formalizing the Rule of law; building a society of harmony and prosperity where citizens think and abide by the law.The five years plan of China will focus on innovation, co-ordination, a green economy,for open policy, and a sharing policy.The Attorney General welcomed and informed him that Guyana is pursuing a green and diverse economy and pledge to work to deepen and strengthen its relations with China, particularly in the pursuit of a green agenda, sustainable development and the Rule of Law.
Press Statement - 25th January, 2017
Press Statement - 11th January, 2017