CONDEMNATION BY THE BAR COUNCIL OF THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF GUYANA OF THE REPORT IN THE KAIETEUR NEWS EDITION OF MAY 23, 2019 UNDER THE HEADLINE ‘ATTORNEY CONVICTED OF FRAUD IN CANADA APPOINTED SENIOR COUNSEL’

23rd May 2019

The Bar Council of The Bar Association of Guyana wholly condemns the false, irresponsible and libelous report in Kaieteur News of May 23, 2019 under the headline ‘Attorney Convicted of Fraud in Canada Appointed Senior Counsel’ which, without any justification whatsoever, attempts to bring Mr. Rajendra Nath Poonai S.C. into disrepute and lower him in the estimation of right-thinking members of society.

Mr. Rajendra Nath Poonai, S.C. was never convicted of any crime and/or disbarred in Canada as alleged nor has he ever practiced law in Canada.