Press Release:- The Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Philip J Pierre has said that Saint Lucia needs a robust judicial system as well as a dialogue on joining the Caribbean Court of Justice.
In a nationally televised address on the observance of Saint Lucia’s 42nd Independence
Anniversary on 22nd February, in which he examined how Saint Lucians could give more
meaning to Independence, Hon. Pierre, the Political Leader of the Saint Lucia Labour Party,
“For our independence to be meaningful, we must have a robust judicial system where access to justice is time- sensitive and the poor and vulnerable have the confidence that they will be treated justly and fairly. Our justice system must also reflect an understanding of the culture of our people, and in this regard serious consideration should be given to adopting the Caribbean Court of Justice as our final appellate Court and a replacement for the English based Privy Council.”