The Honourable Mr Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) extends heartycongratulations to the CARICOM Secretariat, to Member States and all citizens of the Caribbean Community and the diaspora on the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas, which established the Community.
It is a mark of distinction to be recognised as the oldest surviving integration movement in the developing world. Our forebears demonstrated great vision when forming this Community, and for this, we pay them tribute. The CCJ regards itself as a prime example of Caribbean ingenuity. The institutional arrangements developed to fund the Court and to select and appoint Judges have been praised the world over for their uniqueness.
The Court notes with appreciation the undeniable progress the Community has made in achieving its goals over the last five decades and we look forward to playing our own part in consolidating those achievements as the Court pursues its mission to provide accessible, fair and efficient justice for the people and states of the Caribbean Community
On behalf of the Judges and the staff of the Court, I extend congratulations again to the CARICOM Secretariat and all CARICOM citizens. May we all continue to strive to attain the ideals envisioned within the Treaty.
The Honourable Mr Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice.