We should like to thank His Excellency the Acting President, Dr. Wahid Ali for attending the Church Service, His Grace the Archbishop of Port-of-Spain, the Most Rev. Anthony Pantin, His Lordship the Bishop of Trinidad, the Rt. Rev. Clive Abdulah, the Very Rev. Fr. John Mendes, Vicar General, Rev. Fr. Maurice Keating, O.P., Bishop Emmerson A. Denny, Haji Raouff Ali, and Pundit Mahadeo Sharma, for the part they played in our devotions this morning and Mr. Randolph Burroughs, the Acting Commissioner of Police and his men for the smart display of discipline and order with which they delighted us.
We also thank the worthy members of the legal profession for their past support and cooperation and in this connection I wish to refer specially to the publication of the Quarterly Journal of the Trinidad and Tobago Bar Association – The Lawyer. On behalf of the Judiciary, I warmly congratulate Mr. Ewart Thorne, Q.C., President of the Bar Association and his Editorial Committee for producing this Journal. It is a noteworthy event in our legal history, and our best wishes go to the Lawyer not only for a distinguished and imperishable existence, but a secure and honoured place among the great law journals of the Commonwealth. Thanks are also due to our honoured guests for their attendance at the ceremonial opening of this term, and the members of the staff for the due performance of their duties under trying circumstances.
Finally, I offer my warm and personal thanks to my brother judges for their goodwill and cooperation, and in particular, for the fearless and impartial discharge of their onerous and responsible judicial duties during the past year.
I now formally open the law term and adjourn the sittings of all the Courts until tomorrow morning.