Speakers

PUBLIC WEBINAR: STAYING SAFE ONLINE

TONYA BASTIAN GALANIS

Principal, Eugene Dupuch Law School

Mrs. Galanis is an Attorney-at-Law and serves on several Committees of the Council of Legal Education. She serves on the Ethics Committee of The Bahamas Bar Association, the Law Faculty Board of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and the Law Faculty Advisory Board of the University of The Bahamas.

Mrs. Galanis is an active member of several civic and community organizations. She is the Registrar of the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands and is a former Chairman of the Securities Commission of The Bahamas.

DR. TERRENCE FARRELL

Economist & Frm. Chairman, Economic Advisory Board of Trinidad and Tobago

Dr. Farrell is an internationally regarded Economist and Development Specialist.

The wellspring of experiences from which he draws includes directorships of several private sector Boards, government-appointed committees and Task Forces, including Trinidad and Tobago’s Vision 2020 Core Group.

He is a trained attorney, mediator and author and has published several articles on Caribbean Eco-nomics, Central Banking and Monetary Integration.

EMILE G. R. LEIBA

President, Jamaican Bar Association

Mr. Leiba is the President of the Jamaican Bar Association and a Partner and member of the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Department at DunnCox law firm.

He is a member of the Council, Executive and Social Affairs Committee of the Jamaican Bar Association; the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, Legislation and Regulations Sub-Committee; the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission, First Instance Tribunal and Chairperson of the Industrial Relations and Labour Law Sub-Committee.

JOY JIBRILU

Director General Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation

Mrs. Jibrilu has oversight of the development, marketing and promotion of the Bahamian Tourism Industry. She was appointed to this position in May 2014, and prior to this, she served as the Director of Investments in the Bahamas Investment Authority (BIA).

An attorney by profession, Mrs. Jibrilu oversees multi-faceted marketing programmes targeting consumers in global markets.  She has also been involved in negotiating and facilitating some of the largest tourism investment and development projects in The Bahamas, including the Atlantis Paradise Island mega-resort and the multi-billion-dollar Baha Mar resort development.

JEROME SAWYER

Broadcast Journalist

Jerome Sawyer is career broadcast journalist who started as a reporter/anchor with WAUG Radio & TV 68 in North Carolina.

He is the CEO of J. Sawyer & Associates, an image and media Management Company and currently serves as the Executive Producer of News & Current Affairs of Our TV at Cable Bahamas.

His professional accomplishments include two CNN Awards; two Bahamian Icon Awards and stints as a correspondent for CNN, BBC, Caribbean News Agency and Caribbean Broadcasting Union.

About the Law and Society Webinar Series

The Law and Society Webinar Series is an initiative of the Eugene Dupuch Law School, in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers, and APEX, the Caribbean Agency for Justice Solutions, with the aim of sharing regional perspectives on topical issues concerning law and Caribbean society.

The series will deal with matters such as rebuilding our tourism economies, technology and Caribbean development, the importance and value of fundamental rights and freedoms in the context of protecting the dignity and autonomy of our peoples and fortifying and preserving the ideals and meanings of regional citizenship

Schedule of Events

Tourism: Sun, Sea and Masks:  Anticipating the Post COVID-19 recovery of the Tourism Sector

Curfews, Lockdowns and Human Rights:  The (Ongoing) Effect of COVID-19 Driven Orders on our Citizens

‘If Ya Born There, Ya Born There’: A Consideration of Rolle v. The Attorney General & Citizenship Entitlement

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