Twelve members of the judiciary have been sworn into larger workplace on Wednesday (April 13) by Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen throughout a ceremony at King’s House.
They are Pamela Mason, Stephany Orr, Opal Smith, Dale Staple, Sheron Barnes, Althea Jarrett and Maxine Jackson, who will function puisne judges (Ag); Tania Mott Tulloch-Reid, who has been appointed to function puisne choose; Tamara Dickens, who will function master-in-chambers (Ag); Evan Brown, who has been appointed to function a choose within the Court of Appeal, and Georgiana Fraser and Kissock Laing, who will function judges within the Court of Appeal (Ag).
The governor-general in his remarks, reminded the judges to all the time contemplate their oath to defend the structure and to behave with out worry, favour, affection or ailing will to all these “who appear before you for relief of wrongs that have been done to them or perceived wrong.
“This is a crucial time in our history when we will be called on to closely examine and take action in some of the provisions of the constitution. I would want to think that it is incumbent on the judiciary to ensure that the legislative branch and the executive branch receive the best advice in order to make the best decision,” he mentioned.
The governor-general additionally congratulated the judges, noting that their performances in earlier assignments have counseled their elevation to the positions to which they’re now assigned.
President of the Court of the Appeal, Justice Patrick Brooks, mentioned: “These ceremonies inspire me personally. I have benefited from seeing the growth and the advancement of young professionals who have persisted in their dedication to their craft, and their pride in having their efforts recognised is also very heart-warming.
“I would like them to bear in mind that this is not the end of the road, but the start of a new journey towards the goal of excellence and even greater achievement,” mentioned Justice Brooks.
Chief Justice Bryan Sykes congratulated the appointees, noting that, “we have every confidence in you, and it is not where you are from, it is what you have done, and the quality of your work has spoken for itself.”
Meanwhile, Justice Brown, who responded on behalf of his colleagues, mentioned it’s humbling and provoking to be thought of worthy to be part of a world-class appellate courtroom, “serving our stakeholders with excellence, as well as one of the change agents to realise the vision of the best in the Caribbean and one of the best in the Commonwealth.
“We view this occasion as one of renewal and rebirth. It is honour that led us to respond to the call to serve in these various positions, and not vain glory or the possibility of riches,” he said.