Mrs. Joseph Rowe stated that “mediation increases the public’s confidence in the justice system by disposing of matters that ought not to go to trial and allowing the courts to deal with disputes that cannot be settled otherwise.”
“This lessens the burden on our court system so that litigants can get to trial more quickly. Having matters settled in mediation allows us [attorneys-at-law] to devote more time to other cases and use our legal expertise in other areas of the law which I dare say may be even more lucrative,” she added.
Mrs. Joseph Rowe used the occasion to encourage the general public to take advantage of the public education.
“Attend the events, discuss the issues raised on the radio talk shows, on social media, with your friends and family members. “Let us get the conversation going and the message out that mediation is an invaluable dispute resolution mechanism, and that we in St. Kitts and Nevis should take full advantage of the trained and highly-skilled mediators at our disposal to settle disputes,” she added.
She wished the court every success in the public awareness campaign and said that the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association “stands ready to assist in any way possible.”