Following upon the request on February 2nd 2018 of the Coordinator of the Independent Bench Senator Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir for a one-on-one meeting with then President-Elect Weekes “to discuss matters of relevance to the Independent Bench”, Her Excellency has decided to take the opportunity to make the acquaintance of the Independent Bench, since aside from the two attorneys on the Bench – Senators Chote and Roach – President Weekes is unfamiliar with their membership. Her Excellency will be hosting an informal “meet and greet” with all the Independent Senators this afternoon.

While Her Excellency has indicated to the Bench that this afternoon’s tea is jacket and tie optional Her Excellency has acceded to Senator Mahabir’s stated preference and will be providing English High Tea complete with scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream.