New law term begins
September 28, 2007

New law term begins

As the sun rose on September 20, it also marked the dawn of the new law year in the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

To commemorate this, the St Vincent and the Grenadines Christian Council held an Ecumenical service at the St George’s Cathedral last Thursday morning.{{more}}

The service was held under the theme: “Responding to the laws that compromise our God-given freedom.”

However, nearly half of the pews were empty, due to a no show by some lawyers. A mere 30 lawmen and women convened at the church to give God thanks.

Delivering the sermon, Dean Patrick McIntosh said that we must use the God-given freedom for the good of one another. He said that the God-given freedom is the opportunity to forgive, to heal and to reconcile with each other. He urged the lawyers to take their gifts seriously, not only to incorporate the law, but to allow the Lord to flow through their God-given interpretation of the law.

McIntosh added that the law should not be used selfishly, but it should be used to help develop the community.

“Let your relationship with God be the criterion of all your decisions and interpretations,” urged McIntosh.

Following the church service, lawyers, judges, ministers and school children gathered on Grenville Street and marched to the sound of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Band to the High Court in Kingstown, where a special sitting was held. (KW)