Two judges sworn in

Justice Nicole Simmons has been sworn in by Governor-General Patrick Allen to act as a Court of Appeal judge.

Justice Simmons will act for the period October 9 to December 20, in the place of Justice Jennifer Straw who has gone off on vacation leave.

Court of Appeal President Justice Dennis Morrison, Justice Nicole Simmons, Chief Justice Bryan Sykes and Tricia Hutchinson.

Similarly, Justice Tricia Hutchinson, who has been appointed to act as Puisne Judge, was also sworn in.

President of the Court of the Appeal, Justice Dennis Morrison in congratulating both women on their appointment, indicated that both individuals are known for their sterling qualities, knowledge of the law and work ethics. He said that he’s confident that they will bring value to their new roles.

Justice Simmons in her response said that she and her colleague are both mindful of the responsibilities that comes with their roles and pledged to act fair and balanced at all times.