(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The closing ceremony of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations was held on Thursday, 22nd March 2018 at 5:00 p.m., at the Finance Administrative Centre (FAC) Conference Facility, 5th Floor, Finance Administrative Centre, Pointe Seraphine, Castries.
This ceremony was held to bring to a close the wonderful year-long celebrations.
The ceremony was attended by His Excellency Sir Emmanuel Neville Cenac, Governor General of Saint Lucia and his wife Lady Julita Cenac, Her Excellency Dame Calliopa Pearlette Louisy, Former Governor General of Saint Lucia, Judicial Officers of the Court of Appeal and High Court, Honourable Stephen Julien, Attorney General of Saint Lucia Mr. Thaddeus Antoine, OECS Bar Association President, Mrs. Mary Julianna-Charles, Saint Lucia Bar Association President, Staff of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court’s Headquarters and Saint Lucia High Court, Members of the Public and Private Bar, Principals, Teachers, Parents and Saint Lucian Students who were successful in the ECSC 50th Anniversary Essay and Poster Competition.
The event gave Her Ladyship an opportunity to personally thank everyone who contributed to the yearlong celebrations of the Court’s milestone anniversary celebrations. Additionally, Her Ladyship also took the opportunity to assure the members of the legal fraternity present that the Court will do everything possible to embrace the use of technology so that justice can be dispensed in a timely and efficient manner.
However, Her Ladyship lamented about the limited and often inadequate resources allocated to the Court and asked everyone present to be patient and continue to give the Court their continued support as it serves the citizens and residents of the OECS by administering and delivering the quality of justice that they deserve.
Attendees were treated to a video highlight of the 50th Anniversary events held in all Members States and Territories.
The event was also used to launch the ECSC’s future logo and the 50th anniversary Commemorative Magazine.
Entertainment for the evening was provided by Saint Lucian Songstress Mrs. Claudia Edward-Ladner and the award winning Royal Saint Lucia Police Band. Immediately after the closing ceremony, there was a cocktail reception where the lively and appreciative gathering, took the opportunity to mingle and socialize as the curtains officially closed on the celebrations.
The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) was established in 1967 by the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court Order No. 223 of 1967. The ECSC is a superior court of record for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), including six Independent States: Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; and three British Overseas Territories: Anguilla, The Virgin Islands, and Montserrat. The Court has unlimited jurisdiction in each Member State and Territory.