Desiree Bernard


Desiree Bernard born Georgetown, Guyana March 2, 1939. International lawyer. First female judge of Supreme Court of Guyana, 1980; first female Chief Justice of Guyana, 1996; appointed to Caribbean Court of Justice, 2005.


“[W]omen [should] call in the debts and promissory notes owed to them by men and demand a halt to the escalating rise in violent behaviour.” (Antigua, Caribbean Quarterly, Dec. 2009; photo Caricom)