After almost 11 months without a Land Court Judge, Attorneys Priscilla Chandra-Haniff and Nicola Pierre were yesterday sworn in as Commissioners of Title by Prime Minister Samuel Hinds at his Kingston office.
The two judges will be involved in granting of prescriptive titles.
Attorney Pierre graduated with a Certificate of Legal Education from Hugh Wooding Law School. She secured her Bachelor of Law studies at the University of Guyana.
She has had 16 years of work experience, serving as legislative drafter, lecturer at the University of Guyana (UG) and Attorney-at-Law in the Chambers of Oliver M. Valz, S.C.
Chandra-Haniff, according to a Government statement yesterday, also obtained her Certificate of Legal Education from the Hugh Wooding Law School, a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from UG, and has eight years of work experience ranging from Attorney-at-Law to lecturer at UG.
Prime Minister Hinds, told the newly appointed Commissioners to be ready for challenges that lie ahead. He pointed out issues the judges have to deal with including land dispute, which in Guyana is a particularly challenging area.
The Prime Minister also congratulated the Attorneys in their new posts. He noted the importance of their job.
“It is necessary that people take up the challenges of offices in a society if it is to do well. I want to commend you for accepting this position in our country, congratulations and thanks.”
Chancellor of the Judiciary (Ag) Justice Carl Singh also offered his congratulations to the new Commissioners of Title.
Ms. Chandra-Haniff expressed gratitude for being given the opportunity to serve Guyana. She committed to serving to the best of her ability. “I would like to reiterate my commitment to ensuring that the judiciary remains transparent, fair and highly efficient.”
Pierre promised that she will do her best to function in her new position as Commissioner of Title. “I will do my best, endeavouring to uphold the office and perform my duties efficiently, confidently, and as the oath said, without fear or favour.”
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