The appointment of the next Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has been approved, but the name will be announced by the chairman of the O.E.C.S at a subsequent time.
The OECS Authority at the recent 55th Meeting of OECS leaders in St. Vincent and the Grenadines approved the appointment of a new Chief Justice of the OECS Supreme Court who is set to assume the office following the retirement of the current Chief Justice, His Lordship, the Honourable Sir Hugh Rawlins.
Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit who represented Dominica at the St.Vincent meeting spoke to the Government Information Service on Tuesday June 19, 2012 about the decision.
“As you know Sir Hugh Rawlins has indicated his intention of emitting office at the end of July of 2012 and the O.E.C.S heads wanted to ensure that we have somebody to assume the post of Chief Justice on the same day that Sir Hugh Rawlins would have emitted office. I am not in a position to indicate who that person is, but the chairman of the O.E.C.S will inform the O.E.C.S at the appropriate time of that particular person”.
The Dominica Prime Minister said from all reports that person who is likely to replace Sir Hugh Rawlins is eminently qualified to hold the post.
The Prime Minister also confirmed that a number of considerations were put forward in selecting and the person who will be appointed as Chief Justice of the O.E.C.S Supreme Court.
OECS leaders also agreed to the appointment of a Director General of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority.
The names of both appointments will be released in due course.