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Appeals Court president disappointed deceased judge Carey never received national honour

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 3:26 PM

The President of Jamaica's Court of Appeal, Justice Seymour Panton is expressing disappointment that Justice Boyd Carey was never honoured by the State for his work while he was alive.

The Appeals Court president told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that he is aware that persons never appreciated the deceased judge’s insistence on a disciplined approach to court procedures.

However, he is hailing Carey, for whom he served as a clerk in the 1970s, as one of the best legal minds in the Caribbean.

Justice Panton says he believes that the retired court of appeal judge deserved a national honour.

According to him, it is ironic that only last week, he again made another recommendation for the retired judge to be awarded a national honour.

Panton says he hopes the recommendation will be accepted. 

Meanwhile, the Appeal Court president says he is happy that the Jamaican Bar Association honoured Carey some years ago.