Statement by the CCJ’s President on the passing of Lady Beverley Walrond, QC

No. 35:2019
12 December 2019

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.The Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission (RJLSC) and
the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) are deeply saddened by the passing of Lady Beverley Walrond, QC.
We all fully expected Lady Beverley to join us this week for the Commission’s last meeting for the year on
13 December and so, we were especially shocked and grieved to learn of this horrible tragedy.

Lady Beverley was a well-rounded legal professional of unparalleled distinction, well-known for her
dedication, legal acumen and sharp mind. She was always a voice of reason and was a principled individual
with unfailing integrity. She distinguished herself as an Attorney-at-Law, both in public and private practice
and as an acting High Court Judge. She was also a trained Mediator. In her private law practice, she was
deeply committed to the cause of children, one of the most vulnerable groups within our society.

Through her role as a member of the RJLSC, Lady Beverley contributed much to the strengthening of the
institutions which serve the CCJ and the broader Caribbean Community. From her initial 3-year
appointment in 2016 up to the time of her untimely passing, Lady Beverley was an exemplary member of
the Commission. She played an active role on several of its sub-committees and we are honoured to have
so greatly benefitted from her passion, wisdom, candour and collegiality. The Commission and by extension
the Court, the CARICOM Competition Commission, and the soon-to-be established Caribbean Community
Administrative Tribunal are all beneficiaries of Commissioner Walrond’s rich legacy.

Lady Beverley will be sorely missed by all those she worked with and whose lives she touched. The entire
region has unquestionably lost a tremendous daughter. We at the Commission and the Court extend our
heartfelt condolences to Lady Beverley’s husband, Sir Errol Walrond, her children, family, colleagues and
all those who mourn her. Their grief is not shared, it is multiplied.