Grand Court opens with pomp, circumstance

The ceremonial opening of the Grand Court for 2005 took place yesterday, with Chief Justice Anthony Smellie inspecting a police guard of honour outside the Law Courts Building before speeches in the courtroom.

These speeches touched on significant events of the past year and concerns or plans in 2005.

As is the custom, proceedings began with Attorney General Sam Bulgin moving the motion for the opening of the court session. Attorney Charles Jennings, president of the Law Society, seconded the motion, as did Attorney Wayne Panton, president of the Caymanian Bar Association.

Senior member of the bar Ramon Alberga QC was also invited to speak before the Chief Justice addressed the gathering.

All speeches will be reported in a later issue of the Caymanian Compass.

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