New CCJ president to be honoured with special sitting

Thursday, July 12, 2018

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The new President of the Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Justice Adrian Saunders will be honoured tomorrow in the first of two special sittings for the regional court.

Friday's sitting will be held at the headquarters in Trinidad and Tobago, while the second sitting will take place in Saunders' home country of St Vincent and the Grenadines on July 20.

Saunders was installed at a ceremony in Montego Bay, Jamaica last week.

The special sitting will be attended by members of the legal community and organisations across the region.

Meanwhile, on Friday evening the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO) will host a fundraising dinner party to honour the new CCJ president, who is also chairman of that organisation.

Saunders graduated from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1975 and a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad & Tobago in 1977.

In 2005, Justice Saunders was among the first cohort of judges to join the CCJ bench before being elevated to president.

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