Appeal Court for historic Berbice sitting next week

Stabroek News
April 13, 2000

The Guyana Court of Appeal will have its first sitting in Berbice on April 19, since its establishment in 1966. Ten cases including one involving Attorney General, Charles Ramson and New Amsterdam Mayor, Errol Alphonso are listed for hearing.

Besides the Attorney General v Errol Alphonso case, Chancellor of the Judiciary, Charles Kennard, told Stabroek News that he and two other Appeal Court judges, Prem Persaud and Lennox Perry, will be hearing nine other cases, three of which were civil matters.

He said too that there would be a formal opening including the inspection of a Guard of Honour. Earlier this year, at a Full Court ceremony, Kennard had expressed the view that the Court of Appeal should hear some of its cases in Berbice.