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Four judges sworn in at King’s House ceremony

Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2016 | 2:30 PM

Four judges were sworn into office yesterday during a ceremony held at King’s House.

Frank Williams and Carol Edwards took the oath and will serve as Judges of the Appeal Court.

So did Carolyn Tie, who will serve as Puisne Judge in the Supreme Court; and Stephane Jackson Haisley, who will act as Master- in-Chambers.

Deputy Governor General, Steadman Fuller, who presided over the swearing-in ceremony, congratulated the judges on their appointments and urged them to continue to protect the legitimacy and integrity of the judicial system.

He also congratulated Chief Justice, Zaila McCalla, on her recent appointment as Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple Inn in London, England, in recognition of her contribution to the law in Jamaica.

He said the Chief Justice’s appointment along with the new designation of the judges “reflects the fact that strides are being made within our judicial system, irrespective of the challenges.”

Meanwhile, the Chief Justice implored the new judges to ensure that justice “is seen to be done in all circumstances” and to continue to exhibit the high standard of professionalism and dedication that is required and that they have demonstrated in the past.