Honorable Justices, Legal Practitioners and former Attorneys paid tribute to deceased Former Attorney- at – Law Dr. William E. Para Riviere.
A Special Sitting of the High Court of Justice of Dominica was held in honor of the memory of the late Dr. William E. Para Riviere, who was up to his passing on November 30th, a practicing Attorney-at-Law in Dominica.
Their Ladyships, the Honorable Justice Birnie Stephenson and the Honorable Justice Wynante Adrien Roberts, presided over the special sitting.
At the sitting of the High Court, the Honorable Justices, local Legal Practitioners, including the current Attorney General and other Former Attorneys General paid tribute to the former Attorney -at – law and extend condolences and words of comfort to the family of the deceased who will also attend that special sitting.
Former Attorney General Bernard Wiltshire says he and Riviere shared a longstanding friendship, dating back to their time in the U.S and U.K. Wiltshire says they were neighbours in Manhattan, while he studied at Colombia University and Riviere was a professor at City University of New York.
Former Attorney General Bernard Wiltshire
President of the Dominica Bar Association, Heather Felix-Evans says that from the stories heard about Dr. Riviere, we can agree that he was a very academically inclined and bright individual.
President of the Dominica Bar Association, Heather Felix-Evans
Meantime, former president of the Bar Association attorney-at-law Mary Auriel Roberts says that the name Para Riviere was frequently associated with the Black Power Movement Era. Roberts says she called Riviere uncle, due to her family’s close association.
Former president of the Bar Association Mary Auriel Roberts.