"The Court is now a reality, and there is no turning back. We can only go forward and strive in the years ahead to craft a jurisprudence for the Caribbean Region of which we can all be truly proud. The time has come to throw off the last shackles of colonialism, and assume responsibility for dispensing justice to our own people in our own courts and according to our own customs and culture."

Extract from Reflections and Opinions by Désirée Patricia Bernard