On Monday February 27, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, the Anguilla Circuit held a special sitting which members of the Judiciary and the Bar Association were in attendance. Presiding over this special sitting was Hon. Justice Cheryl Mathurin who made a few opening remarks on the theme: Celebrating the Past; Embracing the Future. The feature address was delivered by the Hon. Chief Justice Dame Janice Pereira, DBE.
In his remarks at the sitting, the Attorney General, Mr. John McKendrick, said that: “The festive anniversary of our court is without doubt a very substantial milestone, and provides us all with an opportunity to reflect on the importance of that anniversary and on the role of courts in our society and, above all, the importance of justice.” He continued, “it is important we give thanks to all judges, registrars and all staff who work in the court of the Eastern Caribbean jurisdiction,” and observed that, “courts are the guardians of the rule of law and they embody the fairness and justice we want to see in our societies – and we are fortunate that this court embodies the values we want to see in Anguilla and across the Eastern Caribbean.”