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Bryan Sykes to be named new chief justice

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Justice Bryan Sykes

Supreme Court Judge Bryan Sykes is to be named the new chief justice.

An official announcement could be made in a matter of days.

He was interviewed yesterday.

The new chief justice will replace Zaila McCalla, who retires today.

Sykes will chair the special sitting of the Supreme Court today to pay tribute to McCalla.

Highly respected in legal circles, Sykes was a senior deputy director of public prosecutions before he was appointed to the Supreme Court Bench in January 2005. Before that, he acted as a puisne judge on several occasions.

Sykes, who is in his mid-50s, is also the holder of a master's degree in commercial law and a member of the Phillippo Baptist Church in Spanish Town, St Catherine.