For a third term, Teni Housty will serve as President of the Guyana Bar Association. This development comes on the heels of the Bar Association’s Annual General Meeting which was held on May 31, 2019 in Court 1 of the Victoria Law Courts, Georgetown.
The outcome of the elections saw Housty being elected President for the fiscal year 2019-2020 and his third term as President of the Association, having previously served two consecutive terms from 2008-2010.
Housty was admitted to the Bar in 1996 and is a member of the Chambers of Fraser & Housty. In addition to President, he has served in varying capacities in the Bar Council of the Association since 1999.
Outgoing President, Mr Kamal Ramkarran, having just completed two consecutive terms (2017-2019) was ineligible for re-election by the Rules of the Association. He was elected unopposed to the post of Vice-President. Mr Robin Stoby, S.C. was also elected as Vice-President.
Meanwhile, Ms Pauline Chase was unanimously elected as Secretary for the third consecutive term while Mr Keoma Griffith was elected as Assistant Secretary for the second consecutive term. Mr Siand Dhurjon was elected as Treasurer.
Furthermore, Mr Rafiq Khan, S.C., Mr Rajendra Poonai, S.C., Ms Jamela Ali, Mr Sanjeev Datadin, Mr Arudranauth Gossai, and Ms Alanna Lall were all elected to serve as Council Members on the remaining six seats on the Bar Council, the executive of the Association.