Two renowned female Attorneys-at-law, who dedicated a number of their years to serving in separate public offices, are now puisne judges.
Former Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Jo-Ann Barlow, and former
Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, were elevated to the posts yesterday during a swearing-in ceremony at the Ministry of the Presidency, Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, Georgetown yesterday.
The women attorneys were appointed judges during the tenure of former President, Donald Ramotar, but were not sworn in until now.
Yesterday, the task was completed by recently elected Head of State, David Granger before the Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh; Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Ali-Hack; Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Barton Scotland; Attorney General (AG), Basil Williams; other government officials, their family members and well-wishers.
Shortly after pledging to uphold the constitution and execute their offices without fear or favour, affection or ill-will, both women expressed joy at their appointments.
Sewnarine-Beharry, who had served as a Magistrate for the past ten years, offered assurance that the nation can expect continued commitment and exemplary service from her.
“I promise to serve my new office without fear or favour. I’m going to complete my Masters expeditiously. I know this office is one of public trust and I will not disappoint anyone,” the new Judge expressed.
At this time, it is unclear where the female justices will be performing their new duties. They are to be assigned on Wednesday.
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