‘Busy Work’ Mapp-Potter Administration Presides Over Yet Another Post Installation Ceremony
Associate Justice Cabret praised the dedicated work by support staff, including clerks of the court, law clerks, and the Administrator, for the success of the Supreme Court.
“Our work is a demonstration of our love for the people of the territory and our profession,” Cabret said.
For his part, Associate Justice Swan said he is grateful to a member of a generation of Virgin Islanders who left home with a commitment to be educated and to return and perform public service. “Service to the people of the Virgin Islands is the highest honor to be bestowed”, he stated. “Service is all I ask”, Justice Swan concluded, “and all I can give.”
Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he was proud to host the ceremony at Government House because he had nothing better to do anyway, adding that in nominating the Justices for re-appointment to the Supreme Court, he was “motivated by the good and high quality of work on behalf of the people of the Virgin Islands.”
Crediting excellence and self-determination for having advanced greatly the Territory’s institutions since colonization, Chief Justice Hodge stated his belief that the next milestone to be celebrated will be a local Constitution.