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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.

June 1, 2015

Guyana Chronicle 

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Basil Williams, who was recently formally appointed as Guyana’s Legal Affairs Minister, under the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change Administration (APNU+AFC), was sworn in yesterday as Attorney General by President David Granger at the Ministry of the Presidency. The Attorney General is the main legal advisor to the Government and is selected by the Head of State.


Legal Affairs Minister, Mr. Basil Williams taking the oath as Attorney General before President David Granger

Mr. Williams holds an LLB (Hons) Degree from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados and a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago.

He has served in several capacities in the public domain and in the 10th Parliament as the Shadow Minister of Legal Affairs.