ECSC Tribute to Mr. Parnel R. Campbell QC
Her Ladyship, The Hon. Dame Janice M. Pereira, DBE, LL.D., Chief Justice, Judicial Officers, Management and Staff of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court join the regional legal fraternity in mourning the death of Mr. Parnel R. Campbell QC.
While we mourn the loss of a legal giant, we recognise that Mr. Parnel R. Campbell QC has left a rich and lasting legacy: his deep and meaningful contribution to the legal profession as a skilled advocate, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines from 1987 to 1995 as well as his many notable contributions. These include his chairmanship of the Constitutional Reform Committee, his work in establishing the Family Court in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and in spearheading legislation which increased access to maintenance for unmarried mothers and their children; and his contribution to the comprehensive revision of the laws of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Mr. Campbell was also part of the legal team that won back the historic Orange Hill estate for the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. His advocacy, particularly in the area of constitutional law, complex civil litigation and industrial relations, served to cement his place as a leader of the private and public bar, for which he served with distinction for many years.
The voice of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ weekly television series ‘THE LAW AND YOU’ for the past 24 years is now silent. But, his memory and legacy will live on, not just for his contribution to the legal profession and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, but for his unwavering and deep commitment to the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the Eastern Caribbean as a whole. We will remember him as a true regional figure and a son of the soil.
The Hon. Chief Justice, Judges, Management and Staff of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court offer heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Parnel R Campbell QC. In their hour of grief, may they be comforted in the knowledge that his life exemplified service to his fellow men. May he live on in our hearts and the hearts of all those who loved him and may his soul rest in perfect peace.