Carl Singh accuses AG of gross falsehood on Law School

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The former acting Chancellor, Justice Carl Singh, has accused the country’s Attorney General, Basil Williams, of gross falsehood on the issue of the Guyana Law School.

Justice Singh said that the Attorney General in a press statement claimed that he [Singh] has been a member of the Review Committee of the Council of Legal Education and that the Review Committee, with Singh as a member, issued a report to say that the Council of Legal Education (CLE) never gave permission to Guyana to establish its own Law School.

The AG claimed that Singh was allowed to serve on the Review Committee even after he demitted judicial office in February of this year.

Attorney General, Basil Williams

Singh said he was indeed a member of the Review Committee of the Council of Legal Education but that it is a gross inaccuracy and a complete falsehood for the Attorney General/Ministry of Legal Affairs to assert that he was a participating member of the Review Committee which issued a report to say that the Council of Legal Education never gave permission to Guyana to establish its own Law School.

“This assertion has no basis in truth or in fact. Indeed, such a statement was recklessly made without consideration for its consequences,” Singh stated.

“The fact is that for several months prior to my retirement in February of this year, I had stopped attending meetings of the Review Committee. Additionally, my retirement marked the end of my membership of the Review Committee,” Justice Singh added.

He said that all of the meetings of the Review Committee which he attended were chaired by Mrs Jacqueline Samuels-Browne, QC and that he never attended or participated in such meetings chaired by Mr Reginald Armour, SC the current Chairman of the Council of Legal Education either in person or by electronic means.

“I certainly did not attend or participate in a Review Committee Meeting Chaired by Mr Armour, S.C. in January of this year in Jamaica,” Singh stated.

He added: “I was never part of any Review Committee discussion on a proposed Law School for Guyana nor have I ever contributed in any form or manner to the preparation and release of any report by the Review Committee which addressed the proposed Law School for Guyana.”

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