UWI to confer honorary doctorate on CCJ President

Justice Adrian Saunders is President of the CCJ

Port of Spain, Trinidad … In an acknowledgment of his sterling contribution to Caribbean jurisprudence, The University of the West Indies (UWI) will confer an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws on the Honourable Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).

The conferral ceremony will take place on the Cave Hill Campus on Saturday, 20th October 2018 beginning at 5:00 p.m.

The CCJ President will also be a guest speaker at The UWI’s graduation dinner, which will be held on the 19th of October.

He will speak on behalf of his fellow graduand Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana and Professor of Entomology at the Department of Animal Biology and Conservation Science.

President Saunders stated, “I am most appreciative of this honour that The UWI will bestow upon me and I am incredibly humbled and honoured by this recognition. I will accept it gratefully on behalf of my parents and siblings, my family, my colleagues at the CCJ, and all the people I have worked with who have all contributed to my success. I would be remiss if I did not also mention the role that The UWI has played in my success. My years at UWI gave me a depth of knowledge and a foundation that I am indebted to the institution for. Those years also provided me with mentors, life-long friends and many fond memories.”

The CCJ President also expressed his thanks to The UWI for nurturing generations of Caribbean leaders, noting that in the University’s 70 years, it has made an indelible mark on the development of the region.

The Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, a native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill) in 1975 and a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad & Tobago in 1977.

He began his legal career as a barrister and solicitor in private practice in his home country. The Honourable Mr. Justice Saunders is married to Marilyn and the couple has two sons, Yuri and Yanek.

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11 Comments

  1. Need more respect in DA
    October 21, 2018

    Dominicans we need to respect the achievements of our people and stop the cheap politics. Teach our young people to respect the achievements of others because we will be building a society that is lacking respect. PM Skerrit did not confer an honary degree on himself, therefore just be happy for him, congratulate him and move on. All this rancor and political machinations are to no end. When the election bell is rung the people of Dominica will choose who is best to represent them.

  2. Joseph John
    October 20, 2018

    OMG.…..MARGWASA……You mean if a Dominican gets an Honorary Phd its a crime, but everyone else its a great honour. My granny use to say if it is good for the goose its good for the gander.
    Fairness and reasonableness have certainly departed from some people.
    Is this how opposition forces expect to turn the political tide in their favour.
    It is a good thing that only a small minority has that negative mind set and they are certainly not making any impact.

  3. Red Ants bite
    October 20, 2018

    I feel a way because UWI is a registrational University and yet they have not seen it fit to bless pm Skerrit with an honorary degree. In fact there are quite a few Universities all over the region, and not one, including Ross University saw it fit to bestow one on the pm, though he would give everything for one. I wonder if that was one of his reasons for forcing Ross to run out of Dominica. In all honesty Ross should have sold one to him man. Maybe Ian and Austrie told Ross not to do that?

  4. Jonathan St Jean
    October 20, 2018

    Congrats to you Sir. I’m sure there will NOT be a motorcade for this one. Why wasn’t Skerritt considered by a regional University for his honorary doctorate. I know that you won’t request that you be referred to as Dr.

  5. Wizib
    October 19, 2018

    I thought CCJ was a kangaroo court and the judges are corrupt.

  6. Julia
    October 19, 2018

    Where is the party? Laborites let’s go and celebrate another honorary doctorate!

  7. %
    October 19, 2018

    Thank you DNO for unbiassed news…I am currently he did not purchase it.He is bright….
    SMG
    SMG
    L S MGN

  8. my homeland is in Doodoo
    October 19, 2018

    PM Skerrit receives honorary degree from Duquesne University

    UWI to confer honorary doctorate on CCJ President Justice Adrian Saunders
    can were even entertain the idea of comparing?

  9. Ou fou compere
    October 19, 2018

    This is a far cry from the joker who received on from the catholic university in PA. I personally would consider that an insult if I were Skeritt to have my post next t Justice Saunders.

  10. Liz M
    October 19, 2018

    Ok you see, honorary is not that big of a deal, it’s only ceremonial. In Dominica it is used to make opposition mod.

    • Thinkerz
      October 20, 2018

      Ya Liz lol lol lol :-x

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