President of the Commonwealth of Dominica

Guidelines for Reservation and Use of the State House Conference Centre

GUIDELINES FOR RESERVATION AND USE OF THE STATE HOUSE CONFERENCE CENTRE

LOCATED ON VICTORIA STREET, ROSEAU

TELEPHONE NO.: 266 3333/266 4267

FAX No.: 449 8366

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The purpose of these guidelines is to provide direction for reservation and use of the state house conference centre. The purpose of the conference centre is to provide and maintain a functional large group meeting environment for attendees of local and regional functions of a ministerial level and above, namely seminars/conferences, etc. Of government ministers, heads of government, heads of state, and other high level functions.

  • The state house conference centre consists of:
    • a media room
    • a secretariat
    • a regular kitchen and a commercial kitchen
    • a conference room
    • a caucus room
    • an overhead projector
    • a public address system
  • The facility is accessible from 8am to 10pm, and is also available during the weekend. The premises will be closed to the general public at 10pm. At the time of departure, the users are to ensure that the windows and doors are carefully closed, and to hand over the keys to the security officer.
  • There must be a minimum of 50 persons attending to reserve the conference facility. Maximum occupancy is 200 for theatre style seating (chairs only), and 120 for classroom seating (tables and chairs).
  • The use of the conference centre shall be restricted to government agencies only for the hosting of approved local and regional functions such as seminars, conferences, receptions and dinners at the aforementioned level. Government ministries and departments are presently accommodated free of charge. However, if the activity is funded by external agencies, ministries and departments are expected to contribute to the use of the facility.
  • All users are required to meet the cost of the facility at least two days prior to the activity; payable to the accountant general, treasury department:
  • Non-government: $800.00/day

$600.00/half day

  • Statutory bodies: $700.00/day

$500.00/half day

  • All reservations should be made in writing only and exclusively through the president’s secretary, and no later than seven (7) workdays nor more than ninety calendar days prior to the date of use unless participants, regional or international, are expected to be in Users may use the facility on the date set, after having obtained written approval.
  • Cancellation should be made no later than seven (7) workdays prior to the intended date of use to allow other users to be scheduled.
  • Subletting or actually making the facility available to users that are not mentioned is forbidden. When a breach of these guidelines is observed, access to the state house conference centre will be immediately denied and damages will be invoiced.
  • For security reasons, the users should make sure that the maximum capacity of the premises is not exceeded.
  • Entry to the conference centre will be accessed via main entrance to the state house located on victoria stree. Since parking space is limited, carpooling is recommended for larger groups. There is no automatic access to parking on the state house compound.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the building or outside the main entrance.
  • If the room temperature is uncomfortable please do not adjust the thermostats yourself. Please call for assistance.
  • Loitering on the state house grounds will not be allowed.
  • Food is permitted in the conference room in conjunction with business use. Any equipment or supplies required for food services such as coffee pots, coolers, plates, glasses, etc must be furnished by the Any spills are to be reported to the assistant property administrator for immediate clean up to minimize staining.
  • There are trash receptacles provided in the room and it is the responsibility of the using agency to see that all waste products are placed in the containers at the end of their use of the facilities.
  • The general kitchen and commercial kitchen should be kept tidy at all times and garbage disposed of in the bins provided.
  • Drinks are to be served by the user from the kitchen. If the user wants to use the kitchen, he/she will have to state so. If not, the kitchen will not be accessible to the public.
  • Washroom and kitchenette facilities are available to all users at no additional cost.
  • Any sale of drinks/eats is forbidden.
  • Users are allowed to contact caterers and take orders themselves. Any related payments will be made directly with the caterer. Caterers and other persons intended to use the facilities must be cleared with the office of the president no later than seven (7) workdays prior to the date of use.
  • Users reserving the facilities are responsible for arranging seating and layout of the rooms prior to and after the event which must be approved by the office of the president. Arrangements should also be made for the necessary messengerial and secretarial support required, for the activity for which bookings are made.
  • Users reserving the facilities are responsible for putting a work crew together to assist in setting up prior to their function and breaking down immediately after their function. Users are encouraged to set up within working hours. If users are unable to do so owing to circumstances beyond their control, then users will be responsible to pay overtime to the assistant property administrator and/or the building maintenance technician for their extra hours.
  • Users are to ensure that the venue is returned to its initial tidy state and furniture and technical equipment are stored immediately after the activity in the following way:
    • chairs and tables are gathered and neatly placed at the back of the room
    • the technical equipment will be put back in the cupboard provided for that purpose.
  • Availability of furniture, equipment and training aids should be confirmed prior to events. Furnishing of any equipment not available will be the responsibility of the user. It is recommended that the user check out the space and equipment prior to the day of use.
  • All equipment and teaching aids in the centre must be handled with care. Assistance should be sought when handling unfamiliar equipment. If any damage is found later, without the president’s secretary or the assistant property administrator having been informed, the user will be invited to attend when the damages are estimated. Absence of the user when damage is estimated is considered acceptance of the causes and responsibility for the amount of the damage. All equipment brought in must go through a screening process and approved by the office of the president prior to use.
  • Items belonging to the state house conference centre must not be taken out of the building without due permission.
  • Mode of dress must be formal.
  • The telephone will be restricted to emergencies. Persons must be discreet in the use of the telephone.
  • Music can be played inside of the state house conference centre as long as the volume and quality of music does not exceed a reasonable limit having regard to annoyance to the neighbourhood. The premises shall not be used for parties.
  • Disturbances generated by children accompanying attendees are discouraged.
  • Users of the centre are not to deface or misuse the tables, walls, windows, doors, furniture, panels and floors.
  • The use of any product that could be a risk for attendees or that could damage the infrastructure is strictly forbidden.
  • The user should ensure the safety of attendees to the activity. All fire prevention measures must be respected (fire extinguishers, emergency exits, etc).
  • In the event of any evacuation or other emergencies, the users will ensure that the emergency exits and the access doors to the meeting room are free of The office of the president cannot be held liable for any accidents.
  • The office of the president will not be responsible for any loss or damage of any personal items used on the premises during the period of rental of the conference centre or for any items left on the said premises beyond the stated period. Please note that they will be disposed of after 24 hours unless otherwise permitted by the office of the president.
  • The user is requested to permit only media personnel and photographers who have been invited by them or have received their prior consent to record proceedings of their programmes. All these persons are to be cleared with the office of the president no later than seven (7) workdays prior to the date of the use.

Failure to observe any of the above guidelines may result in future use privileges being denied.

Curriculum Vitae: Dr. Nicholas J. O. Liverpool D.A.H. O.C.C.

President of the Commonwealth of Dominica

Personal
Date of Birth: September 9th, 1934, Dominica, West Indies
Nationality: Dominican
Marital Status: Married
Number of Children: Five
Address
HOME 37, Margaret's Gap, Goodwill, Commonwealth of Dominica.
OFFICE Office of the President, Morne Bruce, Commonwealth of Dominica
Telephone: (767) 448-2504
Fax: (767) 449-8366
Education
1957 - 1960 LL.B. (Hons.) Hull University
1958 - 1961 Barrister-at-Law, Inner Temple
1962 - 1965 Ph.D., Sheffield University
Honorary Recognition
2003 D.A.H. (Dominica Award of Honour) The highest award conferred by the State.
2007 LL.D. – University of the West Indies.
2008 O.C.C. – (Order of the Caribbean Community) bestowed by the Heads of Government of CARICOM.
2009 LLD. – Sheffield University
Professional Experience
1961 - 1965 Assisted in revising the Laws of Barbados.
1962 Compiled index of "Theobald" on Wills 12th edition.
1965 - 1967
  1. Lecturer, Faculty of Law University of Ghana, West Africa.
  2. Member, Editorial Board, Ghana Law Journal.
1967 - 1968 Research Fellow, McGill University, Canada.
1967 - 1969 Assisted in revising Laws of Dominica and St. Vincent
1968 - 1970 Law Practice in Dominica.
1970 - 1971 Law Tutor in Bahamas.
1971 - 1973 Law Practice in Dominica.
1973 - 1974 Judge of the High Court, Antigua and Montserrat.
1974 - 1992 Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, U.W.I., Cave Hill.
1974 - 1992 Member, Council of Legal Education.
1976 - 1978 Dean, Faculty of Law, U.W.I., Cave Hill, Barbados.
1978 - 1979 Board Member, Insurance Corporation of Barbados.
1978 - 1987 Member, Judicial and Legal Services Commission, Barbados.
1979 - 1980 CFTC Consultant to prepare a new Criminal Code for Belize, now Chapter 84 of the Revised Edition of the Laws of Belize, 1981. This replaced the old Criminal Code of Belize.
1979 - 1991 Justice of Appeal - Grenada Court of Appeal.
1980 - 1981 UNDP Consultant to prepare new legislation for St. Lucia in Land law for purposes of a new land registration system.
1982 - 1984 Head, Teaching Department, Faculty of Law, U.W.I., Cave Hill, Barbados.
1982 - 1991 Member, Community Legal Services Commission, Barbados.
1986 OAS Consultant to draft the St. John's Development Corporation Act for Antigua and Barbuda. Act No. 1 of 1986.
1986 - 1992 Chairman, Income Tax Appeal Board, Barbados.
1986 - 1992 Project Director, UWI-USAID Caribbean Justice Improvement Project.
1987 PAHO Consultant to draft an Environmental Health Act for the Bahamas. Act No. 4 of 1987.
1987 - 1992 Director, Caribbean Law Institute.
1989 - 1990 Deputy Dean, Faculty of Law, U.W.I., Cave Hill, Barbados.
1990 - 1992 CFTC Law Revision Commissioner for the Subsidiary Legislation of Belize.
1990 - 1992 Justice of Appeal - Belize Court of Appeal.
1991 - 1992 Advisor to the Regional Constituent Assembly of the Windward Islands.
1992 - 1993 CFTC Law Revision Commissioner for the Subsidiary Legislation of Grenada.
1992 - 1995 Justice of Appeal - Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
1993 - 1994 Assisted in revising the Laws of Antigua and Barbuda.
1996 - 1997 Justice of Appeal - Bahamas Court of Appeal.
1996 - 2000 Justice of Appeal - Belize Court of Appeal.
1996 - 1998 CFTC Law Revision Commissioner for the Laws of Saint Christopher and Nevis.
1996 - 1999 UWI-USAID Law Revision Commissioner for the revision of the Subsidiary laws of Guyana.
1997 - 2003 Member, O.A.S. Administrative Tribunal.
1998 - 2001 Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the United States of America.
1998 - 1999 British Development Division Consultant to prepare draft Bill on Water and Sewerage for the Government of Grenada.
1998 - 1999 Member of Tribunal constituted by the Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes to adjudicate in a dispute between WRB Enterprises, Inc. and Grenada Private Power Limited v.Government of Grenada.
1999 - 2000 Law Revision Commissioner for the revision of the Subsidiary Laws of Belize.
2000 - 2003 Member of the Governing Board of the UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC).
2000 - 2003 Legal Consultant to the OECS/CIDA Judicial and Legal Reform Project.
2001 - 2002 Legal Consultant to the OECS - NRMU Project to prepare Solid Waste legislation for Saint Christopher and Nevis.
2001 - 2003 Chairman, Police Service Commission, Commonwealth of Dominica.
2002 - 2003 Chairman, Constitution Review Commission for Grenada.
2002 - 2003 Member of the Governing Board of UNESCO.
2002 Member of the OAS Commission of Inquiry to examine the acts of violence which took place in Haiti on December 17, 2001.
2002 - 2003 Chairman National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, Commonwealth of Dominica.
2002 - 2003 Chairman, Constitution Review Commission for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
2002 - 2003 Member, Dominica National Commission for UNESCO.
Publications
BOOKS
  1. OECS Law Reports (Volumes 1 & 2) (1991) with Cecil Hewlett (674 pp. and 506 pp. respectively).
  2. OECS Law Reports (Volume 3) (1995) with Dr. A.K. Fiadjoe (641 pp.).
  3. Cases on Commonwealth Caribbean Bills of Rights, (Volume 1) (1991) with Dr. A.K. Fiadjoe ( 655 pp.).
MONOGRAPHS
  1. The History and Development of the St. Lucia Civil Code. I.S.E.R. Barbados, Occasional Paper No. 5 (1977) 41 pp.

    Reprinted in 1983 by Learning Resource Centre, U.W.I. Cave Hill.

    Also printed in Revue General de Droit, Publication of the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, 1983 Volume 14 No. 2, pp. 373 - 407.

    And in Essays on the Civil Codes of Quebec and St. Lucia, edited by Raymond A. Landry and Ernest Caparros, University of Ottawa Press, 1984; pp. 303 - 338.

  2. Legal and Sociological Survey of Land Use and Land Tenure in the Less Developed Countries of Caricom, with Dr. Patrick Emmanuel (1978) 3 Volumes
ARTICLES
  1. "The Legal Professions in the West Indies", with K.W. Patchett - Law in the West Indies: " Some recent trends." International and Comparative Law Quarterly, (1966). pp.117 - 136.
  2. "The General Election in Dominica" - I.S.E.R. Bulletin of Eastern Caribbean Affairs (1975) Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 4 - 9.
  3. "Caribbean Land Law" - Journal of Commonwealth Surveying and Land Economy, (1977) No. 4, 24 pp.
  4. "Curriculum for Legal Education - Academic Aspects" - I.S.E.R. Bulletin of Eastern Caribbean Affairs, (1977), Vol. 3, Nos. 5. and 6, pp. 22 - 32.
  5. "Politics of Independence in Dominica" - I.S.E.R. Bulletin of Eastern Caribbean Affairs, (1978), Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 20 - 23.
  6. "The Law and Judicial Systems of Dominica, St. Kitts, St. Lucia and St. Vincent" - Law and Judicial Systems of Nations, 3rd Revised Edition, (1978), by Charles S. Rhyne. pp. 183 - 186 and 681 - 692.
  7. "A Judge sitting on Appeal against his own decision" - Students Law Review, U.W.I. Cave Hill (1981), Vol.4, pp.1 - 6.
  8. "Land Laws and their relationship to farmer incentives and productivity" - Land Tenure and Development in the Lesser Developed Countries of the CARICOM, (1982) edited by Frank W. Alleyne, pp. 17 - 68.
  9. "Criminal Procedure in Barbados, Dominica and Jamaica" - ILANUD, Bulletin of the Latin American Institute for the Prevention and Treatment of Crime (1982). pp. 56 - 61.
  10. "Towards Reform in Commonwealth Caribbean Real Property Law" - Commonwealth Caribbean Legal Essays - Faculty of Law, U.W.I., Cave Hill (1982); pp. 187 - 222.
  11. "The Seizure and Forfeiture of Property Associated with Criminal Activity" - United Nations Bulletin on Narcotics, Vol. XXXV, No. 2 (1983) pp. 21 - 39.
  12. "Some Lighter Aspects of West Indian Law" - Students Law Review, U.W.I., Cave Hill, (1984), Vol. 6, pp. 3 - 15.
  13. "The Law as a Harmonizing Instrument in the Integration Process in the Caribbean" published in "TEN YEARS OF CARICOM" IADB Washington D.C. (1984), pp. 238 - 256.
    Also published in "Caribbean Perspectives on International Law and Organisations” edited by B.G. Ramcharan and L.B. Francis, Chapter 10; pp. 281 - 305.
  14. "The Law of Succession in St. Lucia" - Essays on the Civil Codes of Quebec and St. Lucia, Edited by Raymond A. Landry and Ernest Caparros, University of Ottawa Press, (1984); pp. 191 - 224.
  15. "The Death-bed Marriage in the Commonwealth Caribbean" (1986) R.G.D. (Revue Generale Droit), Ottawa University, Vol. 17, No.3, pp. 537 - 552.
  16. "Judicial Systems in the Commonwealth Caribbean" published in "Comparative Law Studies" by the Organisation of America States, Washington D.C. (1986), pp. 69 - 96.
  17. "A Survey of Mental Health Legislation in the Eastern Caribbean" (1986) International Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 8, pp. 119 - 131.
  18. "Registration of Title to Land in the Commonwealth Caribbean" in Proceedings of a Symposium on Land Registration, Tenure Reform and Land Information Systems in the Caribbean, Government of St. Lucia (1986) pp. 42 - 56.
  19. "Legal Education in the Commonwealth Caribbean" published in the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Students Law Review, U.W.I., Cave Hill, (1987), Vol. 8, pp. 1 - 9.
  20. "The Constitution and Health in Barbados" published in PAHO Scientific Publication No. 509 entitled "The Right to Health in the Americas - A Comparative Constitutional Study" edited by Herman L. Fuenzalida - Puelma and Susan Scholle Connor, pp. 65 - 85.
  21. "The Administration of Justice in a Small Jurisdiction". Published in the Bulletin of the National Judicial Institute of Canada. Vol. 7, No.2, April 1994, pp. 1 - 3; and Vol. 7, No.3, July 1994, pp. 4 - 8.
  22. "Dominica in Legal Systems of the World" edited by Herbert M Kritzer (2002), pages 443 to 449.
PAPERS PRESENTED AND CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS
  1. "The Jury System in the West Indies" - Symposium on Law in the West Indies, held at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, England, 1962.
  2. "The Legal Professions in the West Indies" - Symposium on Law in the West Indies, held at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, England, 1964.
  3. "Land Law in the Caribbean" - Symposium on the Development of Caribbean Land Resources, held at Hilton Hotel, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, 1975. 24 pp.
  4. "Curriculum for Legal Education - Academic Aspects" - Workshop on Legal Education in the Caribbean held at Basseterre, St. Kitts, 1977. 20 pp.
  5. "A Study in peaceful Extra-Constitutional change in the Caribbean Island of Dominica - An application of the doctrine of Necessity" - Conference on the L.D.Cs. of the Eastern Caribbean organised by the Institute of International Relations - St. John's, Antigua, 1980. 36 pp.
  6. "Organisation and Delivery of Legal Services to Low Income Persons in Barbados" - Conference on the Organisation and Delivery of Legal Services in Latin America and the Caribbean organised by the Inter-American Legal Services Association - San Jose, Costa Rica - October 1981. 16 pp.
  7. "Land Laws and Their Relationship to Farmer Incentives and Productivity". Workshop on Land Tenure in the Eastern Caribbean held at the St. Lucian Hotel, St. Lucia, 1981. 52 pp.
  8. "The History and Development of the Civil Code of St. Lucia” Seminar on the Civil Codes of St. Lucia and Quebec, Montebello, Ontario, Canada, May 1983. 41 pp.
  9. "Legislation and Standards Policy Issues” CARICOM/PAHO/FAO Caribbean Conference on Food Safety and Control Strategy Antigua, November, 1983. 20 pp.
  10. "Judicial Systems Policy in the Commonwealth Caribbean" - OAS/UWI/Government of Barbados Seminar on the Comparison of Law and Legal Systems of the Commonwealth Caribbean States and the other Members of the Organisation of American States, Dover Convention Centre, Barbados - December 1983. 39 pp.
  11. "The Law of Succession in St. Lucia" - Second Seminar on the Civil Codes of St. Lucia and Quebec - Castries, St. Lucia - February 1984. 59 pp.
  12. "Extra-Constitutional Change in St. Lucia" Conference on the Grenada Revolution organised by the Institute of International Relations - St. Augustine, Trinidad, May 1984.
  13. "A Survey of Credit Union Legislation in the Commonwealth Caribbean” with Kenny Anthony - Conference of the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions - Antigua, August 1984.
  14. "Some Laws Relating to Children in Barbados, Antigua and Dominica" - International meeting on Criminality and Development - San Jose, Costa Rica, December 1984 20 pp.
  15. "Juvenile Delinquency in the Eastern Caribbean" paper presented at Conference of International Sociological Association held in San Jose, Costa Rica, 10 - 12 May, 1985, (12 pp.).
  16. "Legal Problems posed by the Redevelopment of Urban Areas in developing Countries - the case of St. John's, Antigua" Regional Workshop on improving Tourism - related facilities in Downtown and Harbour Front Areas, St. John's, Antigua, September 16 - 20, 1985.
  17. "Mutual recognition of regulations and customs in Business Relations (A.C.P. and D.F.A. respectively)". Workshop on the Development of the Caribbean Region through Regional Co-operation, Martinique, 26 - 30 April, 1987. Also acted as Co-ordinator to Committee II.
  18. "Youth drug addiction: problems and solutions". (10 pp.) Meeting of Committee of United Nations Experts at the Interregional Preparatory Meeting and Topic 4 "Prevention of Delinquency, approaches and directions." Vienna 18 - 22 April, 1988. Rapporteur of meeting and Chairman of Working Group II.
  19. "The Law of Succession in the Commonwealth Caribbean". (19 pp.). Paper read and discussed at UWIDITE Teleconference on "Legal Aspects of Nursing in the Commonwealth Caribbean" held on May 11 - 13, 1988. Published in the Final Report of the UWIDITE TELECONFERENCE on "Legal Aspects of Nursing" by PAHO, September, (1988). 19 pp.
  20. "The Prevention and Treatment of Juvenile Delinquency and Community Participation in Barbados". (10 pp.) Paper read and discussed at International Meeting of Legal Experts to review the "Beijing Rules". Beijing, China, 19 - 24 October, 1988, Chairman of Working Group I.
  21. "A critical appraisal of the selection, function and performance of judges in the Commonwealth Caribbean". (17 pp.). Paper read and discussed at the 9th Commonwealth Law Conference held in Auckland, New Zealand, 16-20 April, 1990.
  22. "The Law of Probation in the Commonwealth Caribbean. (15 pp.). Paper presented to Conference of Senior Caribbean Probation Officers held at the Layou Hotel, Dominica, 27 May to 02 June, 1990.
  23. "Overview of Non-Custodial Alternatives to imprisonment in the Commonwealth Caribbean." Paper presented and discussed at the Eighth U.N. Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, held in Havana, Cuba, 27 August to 7 September, 1990. 24. "Recent research on Non-Custodial Sentencing Strategies in Barbados". Paper presented to a Conference on "International Perspectives: Crime, Justice and Public Order", at St. Petersburg, Russia, sponsored by John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York; and the St. Petersburg State University from June 21 - 27, 1992.
  24. "Recent research on Non Custodial Sentencing Strategies in Barbados". Paper presented to a Conference on "International Perspectives: Crime, Justice and Public Order", at St. Petersburg, Russia, sponsored by John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York; and the St. Petersburg State University from June 21 27, 1992.
  25. "Comparative Study of Social Security legislation in the English-Speaking Caribbean, and the possibility of harmonisation". Paper presented to the Ninth Meeting of Heads of the International Social Security Association Member Organisations in the English-Speaking Caribbean; Roseau, Dominica, 28-31 March, 1995.
  26. Lecture on "The Law Relating to Criminal Offences and the Police". Distinguished Lecture Series organised by the School of Legal Affairs, McHari Institute, Nassau, Bahamas; 11th April, 1995.
  27. "The Role of the Judge in a Democratic State", and "The Role of the Legal Profession and other Professional Groups in a Democratic State". Papers presented to a Workshop on Administrative Law for Judges, Magistrates and Senior Public Servants organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat, Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, 24-27 April, 1995.
  28. "The Role of the Judge in a Democratic State". Paper presented to a Workshop on Administrative Law for Judges organised by the Faculty of Law, U.W.I. and the United States Agency for International Development, Georgetown, Guyana, 6-10 December, 1995.
  29. "The Role of the Judge in a Democratic State", and "The Role of the Legal Profession and other Professional Groups in a Democratic State".
    Papers presented to a Workshop on Administrative Law for Judges, Magistrates and Senior Public Servants organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat, Bridgetown, Barbados, 29 July-1 August, 1996.
  30. "Legal Education and the Information Revolution in the Commonwealth Caribbean". Paper presented to the 11th Commonwealth Law Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 25-29 August, 1996.
OTHER CONFERENCES ATTENDED
  1. Workshop organised by the Association of Teachers of Law in Africa - London, England - 1966.
  2. Canadian - Commonwealth Caribbean Law Conference organised by the Organisation of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association - Kingston, Jamaica - 1970.
  3. Conference organised by the Inter-American Legal Services Association and the American Bar Association - Sam Lords Castle, Barbados - 1976.
  4. Annual conference of International Advisory Committee on Population and Law - Cairo, Egypt - 1976.
  5. Canadian - Commonwealth Caribbean Law Conference organised by the Organisation of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association - Ocho Rios, Jamaica - 1976.
  6. Conference organised by the International Criminal Law Association Hilton Hotel, Barbados - 1977.
  7. Conference on "The Rule of Law in Social Change in Latin America and the Caribbean" sponsored by American Association of International law, held at Sam Lords Castle - Barbados, 16 - 17 March, 1977.
  8. Conference organised by the Organisation of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations (OCCBA) - St. John's, Antigua - 1978.
  9. Fourth Conference of the World Association on Voluntary Sterilisation - Seoul, South Korea - 1978.
  10. Conference organised by the Inter-American Legal Services Association - Washington D.C., U.S.A. - 1979.
  11. Workshop organised by the Association for Caribbean Transformation on "Defining the Legal Resource needs of Production Co-operatives and outlining a Plan of Action". Port-of-Spain, Trinidad - 1982.
  12. International Workshop on "The Forfeiture of the Proceeds of Crime" organised by the Solicitor General of Canada - Ottawa, Canada - January 1983.
  13. Conference on "Health/Mental Health Models" sponsored by the Faculty of Medicine, U.W.I. and the University of Miami - St. Ann, Jamaica - 1983.
  14. Canadian - Commonwealth Caribbean Law Conference organised by the Organisation of Commonwealth Bar Associations and the Canadian Bar Association - Bridgetown, Barbados - 1985.
  15. Seminar on "Human Rights Institutions of the United Nations and the Organisation of American States" sponsored by the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, and held at the Crane Beach Hotel, St. Philip, Barbados, 8 - 11 October, 1985.
  16. "Reflections on the Civil Law Tradition in Louisiana: Agenda for the 21st Century". Tulane University School of Law, Louisiana, U.S.A., November 8 - 9, 1985.
  17. Annual Mid-Winter Conference of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association of the United States of America, Bridgetown, Barbados 13 - 16 January, 1987.
  18. Workshop on "Committals by Written Statement" held at the Southwinds Hotel, Barbados, 27 and 28 February, 1987.
  19. Conference on "Computing and the Law" held at the Donald Gordon Centre - Queen's University Canada, June 20 - 22, 1987.
  20. Seminar on "International Arbitration" organised by the Inter-American Bank and the Central American Institute of Arbitration Law. Guatemala City, November 17 - 19, 1987.
  21. Conference on "Stability and Change in Constitutions: The United States and the Caribbean" held at the Dover Convention Centre, Barbados, 19 - 22 November, 1987.
  22. Seminar on "A Draft Inter-American Convention on Torture” sponsored by the International Commission of Jurists, held at the Dover Convention Centre, Barbados, 4 - 5 May, 1988.
  23. Seminar on "The Independence of Judges and Lawyers" sponsored by the International Commission of Jurists, held at the Mount Irving Bay Hotel, Tobago, 12 - 14 September, 1988.
  24. Meeting of Inter-American Experts to discuss a draft Inter-American Convention on Torture, sponsored by the Jurists Committee against Torture, Sao Paulo, Brazil 12 - 16 October, 1988.
  25. Training Workshop for Caribbean Magistrates sponsored by the Commonwealth Magistrates Association and the Commonwealth Legal Education Association, held at the Hilton Hotel, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, 30 October to 3 November, 1988.
  26. Training Workshop for Marshals/Bailiffs of the Courts of Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, held at the Caribbee Hotel, Barbados, 14 - 25 November, 1988.
  27. Workshop on "Human Rights and Juvenile Justice" sponsored by UNICEF and Defence of Children International, held at the Dover Convention Centre, Barbados, 24 - 28 May, 1989.
  28. Workshop on "Law Reporting" sponsored by the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation, held at the Bellevue Hotel, Belize, 6 - 13 August, 1989.
  29. Seminar on "The Judiciary and Human Rights in the Commonwealth Caribbean" sponsored by the International Commission of Jurists, held at the Ramada Hotel, Grenada, 13 – 16 September, 1989.
  30. Seminar on "Law and Society" held at Ramapo College, New Jersey, U.S.A. 03 – 07 June 1990.
  31. Colloquium of Experts on a system of visits to Places of Detention for the Prevention of Torture, held at the Palais Des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 29 November – 1 December 1990.
  32. Training Workshop for Caribbean Magistrates sponsored by the Commonwealth Magistrates Association and the Commonwealth Legal Education Association, held at the St. Lucian Hotel, Castries, St. Lucia - 11 August 1991 to 20th August 1991.
  33. Regional Seminar on Training and Judicial Co-operation against Drugs for French-Speaking and English-Speaking Justice Officials of the Caribbean Region, Fort-de-France, Martinique, 15-17 December, 1992.
  34. Seminar for Caribbean Judicial Officers on International Human Rights, Norms and the Judicial Function, sponsored by the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights. Heywoods Resort, Barbados, 26-27 November, 1993.
  35. Legal Resource Person for Caribbean Mental Health Consultation organised by the Pan-American Health Organisation, Dover Convention Centre, Barbados 2-4 May, 1995.
OTHER PAPERS PRESENTED (i.e. REPORTS FOR GOVERNMENTS, TECHNICAL REPORTS, ETC.)
  1. Report of Commission appointed to enquire into the dismissal of Workers at Bath Estate, Dominica - (1968) (Member).
  2. Report of Commission appointed to revise the salaries of Civil Servants in Dominica - (1969)(Member).
  3. Report of Commission appointed to enquire into a dispute between the Dominica Amalgamated Workers Union (DAWU) and Geest Industries Limited. (1970) Dominica (Sole Member).
  4. Report of Commission appointed to enquire into a dispute between the Waterfront and Allied Workers Union (WAWU) and the firm of J.E. Nassief & Co. Dominica (1972) (Sole Member).
  5. Report of Commission appointed to enquire into, and make recommendations on, an application by Cable & Wireless (W.I.) Ltd., for an increase of telephone rentals in Dominica (1972) (Chairman).
  6. Report of Commission appointed to enquire into dispute between DAWU and the Dominica Banana Association (1973) (Sole Member).
  7. Report of Commission appointed to enquire into dispute between WAWU and Cable and Wireless (W.I.) Ltd. Dominica (1974) (Sole Member).
  8. Report of Inter-Governmental Committee appointed to redraft the agreement to set up LIAT (1974) Ltd. (1976) (Member).
  9. Report of the Task Force appointed to investigate the possibilities of, and to recommend the conditions for the introduction of Common Services among the West Indies Associated States (1978) (Member).
  10. Report of the Consultants appointed to conduct a Legal and Sociological Survey of Land Use and Tenure in the L.D.C.s of the Commonwealth Caribbean, including Belize (1978) (with Dr. Patrick Emmanuel) 3 volumes.
  11. Report of Consultant appointed to report on the methods to be adopted in reconstructing the court and other records in Dominica consequent on the destruction of the Registry Building by fire and by hurricane in 1979. Presented to the Government of Dominica and the UNDP (1980).
  12. Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into land reform in St. Lucia and to make recommendations (Member). Interim report (1980) and final report (1981).
  13. "Laws affecting the rights of the Child in Barbados" - Report of Consultant appointed to collate legislation, which affects children in Barbados; prepared for the United Nations - (1981) 68 pp.
  14. "The Confiscation of the Proceeds of Crime". A technical report prepared for the Commonwealth Secretariat for presentation to the meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers held in Sri Lanka, (1982). 48 pp.
  15. CIDA Consultant to research into and collect treaties entered into by Great Britain on behalf of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, after visit to Queen's University Kingston, Ontario. Report and comparative table presented (1983). 40 pp.
  16. Award of Sole Arbitrator appointed to enquire into certain disputes which arose between the Government of Barbados and Miller Buckley (Barbados) Holdings Limited over certain construction work carried out at the New Terminal Building at Grantley Adams International Airport, Barbados, (1983). 64 pp.
  17. "A Survey of Mental Health Legislation in the Eastern Caribbean". A report prepared for the Faculty of Medicine, U.W.I. for presentation to the Caricom Ministers of Health Conference held in Dominica (July 1984). 23 pp.
  18. Report and draft legislation on Environmental Health for Pan-American Health Organization and the Government of Belize (1985).
  19. Report on Environmental Health Legislation for the Pan-American Health Organization and the Government of Barbados, (September, 1985).
  20. "Constitutions and Health". A report on the Barbados Constitution and the Health Laws of Barbados prepared for Pan American Health Organization, Washington D.C. (1986)71 pp.
  21. Consultant to report on and draft legislation for the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the use and control of Water Sewage. (1986).
  22. Feasibility Report for a Land Titling Project in Jamaica, (January 1986). With David Stanfield, Alan Vinderohe and Randy Springer.
  23. Report on Legislation required consequent on the development of the Southeastern peninsula - presented to Government of St. Kitts, March 1986.
  24. Report, followed by draft Act and Subsidiary Legislation on Town and Country Planning for the Organization of American States and the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1986).
  25. Interim Evaluation of the St. Lucia Structural Adjustment Project (December 1986), with Donald R. Jackson, Don E. Harrington, and Elizabeth Warfield.
  26. Report on project on Resettlement Schemes of Agricultural Development in Antigua and Montserrat, financed by the International Development and Research Centre (IDRC) of Ottawa, Canada.
  27. Report on legislation required to introduce modern environment laws in Dominica. Followed by draft Environmental Health Act and Subsidiary Legislation on the Environment for the Pan American Health Organisation and the Government of Dominica. (1987).
  28. Report on legislation required to revise the Health Laws of the British Virgin Islands (1987). Followed by draft Medical Act, Subsidiary Legislation on Environmental matters, and amendments to the Public Health Ordinance and the Litter Abatement Ordinance for the Pan American Health Organisation and the Government of the British Virgin Islands (1989).
  29. PAHO consultant to report and prepare legislation required to introduce modern Mental Health and Environmental Health Legislation in Grenada, Montserrat, St. Christopher-Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines (1988). 10 pp. Followed by draft legislation on both matters for the governments of all four territories (1989).
  30. "Legislation and Government Policy". (pp 15-34). Chapter contained in Report prepared for the IDRC, Ottawa, Canada entitled "Resettlement Schemes for Agricultural Development - The Leeward Islands of the Caribbean Community: St. Kitts and Nevis" by Christine Barrow, N. J. O. Liverpool, Patrick A.M. Emmanuel, Eric Armstrong and Violet Eudine Barriteau. May, 1989.
  31. "A Review of the Banana Industry of St. Lucia". (361 pp.). Report prepared for the Government of St. Lucia with Dr. J. Bernard Yankey, Chairman, Dr. T. H. Henderson, Mr. D. R. Aitchison and Dr. George Eaton. April, 1990.
  32. Proposals for Action by Caribbean Governments in promoting Small Enterprise Development in the Region. (44 pp.). Report prepared for the Foundation for International Training, Canada, as Head Consultant, with Alick B. Lazare, Adrian Augier, Richard Skerritt and Melvin Edwards, Consultants. July, 1990.
  33. "The Form and the Structure of the Union - The Judiciary". (23pp.). Paper prepared for, and presented to, the Regional Constituent Assembly of the Windward Islands. (March, 1991).
  34. "An Outline of the Emerging Constitution of the Windward Islands - Problems and Issues". (43 pp.). Paper prepared for, and presented to, the Regional Constituent Assembly of the Windward Islands (with K.D. Anthony) (January, 1992).
  35. PAHO Consultant to report on and to prepare legislation required for the Modernisation of Environmental Health legislation in Anguilla (12 pp.) followed by draft legislation on the subjects identified. (1992).
  36. BDD Consultant to report on and to prepare legislation for Anguilla on various matters followed by the preparation of draft legislation. 1996).
  37. PAHO Consultant to review Health Legislation in the Bahamas (1997).
  38. Member of Committee of Experts appointed by Heads of Governments of the Caribbean Community to enquire into the future of legal education in the Commonwealth Caribbean.
  39. Member of Project Consultant Team to implement the CIDA Legal and Judicial Reform Project in the OECS States.
PUBLIC, PROFESSIONAL AND/OR EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE
1976 - 1978 Member, International Advisory Committee Population and Law.
1978 - 1979 Member, Insurance Corporation of Barbados.
1978 - 1992 Member, Advisory Committee on Para-Legal Education - Barbados Community College.
1979 Representative for Dominica at Meeting of the 3rd Committee of the United Nations.
1979 - 1992 External Examiner in the Subject "The Law of Succession" in examination leading to the Certificate in Para-Legal Studies, Barbados Community College.
1980 Representative for Dominica at Meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers held in Barbados.
1982 - 1985 Member, Advisory Committee of Editorial Board of the Bulletin of Eastern Caribbean Affairs, published by I.S.E.R., U.W.I., Cave Hill, Barbados.
1983 USAID Consultant to advise the Government of St. Lucia on the adaptation of new land legislation to the Civil Law concepts of land law contained in the Civil Code of St. Lucia.
1983 - 1986 Co-ordinator of project on Resettlement Schemes of Agricultural Development in Antigua and Montserrat, financed by the International Development and Research Centre (IDRC) of Ottawa, Canada.
1984 Award of joint arbitrators (with Allan Louisy) appointed to enquire into a dispute between Cleve Butler and the American Home Assurance Company - Dominica, (1984). 16 pp.
1984 - 1987 Co-ordinator of project to revise Co-operative Legislation in the Caribbean.
1984 - 1988 Co-ordinator of pilot project on "The Civil Code of St. Lucia" financed by IDRC of Ottawa, Canada.
1985 - 1988 Co-ordinator of CARICOM project on Labour Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean.
1986 - 1987 Co-ordinator of U.W.I./Council of Legal Education Joint Project on the contribution of the Faculty and the Law Schools to the Administration of Justice in the Commonwealth Caribbean.
1986 - 1992 Director, Inter-American Bar Foundation.
1987 - 1988 Lecturer in the subject "Legal Systems of the Commonwealth Caribbean" for law students from the United States of America in programme organised by Florida State University.
1987 - 1989 Legal Consultant of project on Resettlement Schemes of Agricultural Development in St. Kitts and Nevis, financed by the International Development and Research Centre (IDRC) of Ottawa, Canada.
1988 Sole Arbitrator appointed to enquire into a dispute between Mathew Gilbert and the American Home Assurance Company - Dominica (1988). (24 pp).
1988 Sole Arbitrator appointed to enquire into a dispute between Amos Registe and the American Home Assurance Company (Dominica) 1988.
1988 - 1989 Co-Reporter, with Professor James Alfini, Florida State University, of the Caribbean Law Institute Project to draft new Arbitration Laws and Arbitration Rules for the Common-wealth Caribbean.
1988 - 1990 Member of an Ad Hoc Committee appointed by the Government of Barbados to draft a new Co-operative Societies Bill and Regulations.
1988 - 1992 Caribbean Co-ordinator of the Inter-American Committee to draft and sponsor an "Inter-American Convention on Torture".
1999- Mediator in dispute between The Dominica Stevedores Limited and the Waterfront and Allied Workers Union.
1989 - 1990 Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Consultant to assist the Government of the Bahamas in establishing the appropriate legal framework for the establishment of a Solid Waste Corporation.
1991 - 1992 Arbitrator in dispute arising between Nord-France Enterprises Internationales and the Dominica Electricity Services Limited - Chairman, Donald Keating, Q.C., Outer Temple, London, (1991).
1995 - 1997 External Examiner to the University of Guyana in the subject "Real Property" - Part II of the LL.B. programme.
1996 Testified as expert witness on the law of Dominica relating to political assylum before an Immigration Tribunal in London in the case Muhammad Mohammed Hassan Al-Massari V Secretary of State for the Home Department.

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