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Ex-CJ’s vow

Tim Slinger

Ex-CJ’s vow

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Former Chief Justice Sir David Simmons is promising to reveal “shocking” details of the Government’s refusal to extend his tenure as the island’s top judicial officer two years ago.
Sir David’s comment’s came during an exclusive SUNDAY SUN interview, in which he welcomed the historic sitting of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) here tomorrow and was full of praise for the Trinidadian-based regional court’s performance to date as Barbados’ final Court of Appeal.
In early 2010, late Prime Minister David Thompson, under criticism of the island’s legal fraternity for denying Sir David’s application for an extension as Chief Justice, argued the law entitled him to make such a determination.
Thompson said he had held discussions with the former Chief Justice before making his decision.
But Sir David, in his first public comment on the matter since his tenure ended officially on April 28, 2010, said yesterday he would soon tell all to the nation regarding the decision to turn down his request.
Read the full story in today’s SUNDAY SUN.