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  • As Small Island Developing States, we face many similar opportunities and challenges.
  • Our mutual cooperation and assistance is both necessary and prudent as we pursue our development goals.
  • I note the range of topics that will be discussed over the course of the Conference, including Writing of Judgments, Court Reporting, Separation of Powers, and Ethics and Judicial Conduct.

On behalf of the Government of Jamaica, I am honoured to welcome this year’s distinguished Judicial Officers to this the 4th Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers.  For those visiting from the neighbouring islands, I trust that you will enjoy the warmth and hospitality of our country while you are with us.

As Small Island Developing States, we face many similar opportunities and challenges, and therefore our mutual cooperation and assistance is both necessary and prudent as we pursue our development goals. The biennial Conferences of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers, of which this is the fourth (and the first to be held in Jamaica, is becoming well established as an avenue by which this is put into action, in the critical areas of jurisprudence and judicial practice.

I note the range of topics that will be discussed over the course of the Conference, including Writing of Judgments, Court Reporting, Separation of Powers, and Ethics and Judicial Conduct. These are relevant and useful subjects, and will benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience brought to the discussions by the many eminent facilitators and participants in attendance here. I therefore trust this Conference will, as it has on the past three occasions, provide an open forum for you to learn, share and inspire, and to develop both professionally and personally as you focus on issues facing the system of justice in our region….READ MORE