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New judge takes oath

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

New judge takes oath

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BARBADOS’ NEWEST HIGH Court judge, Michelle Weekes, reaffirmed her commitment to uphold justice in Barbados, minutes after taking the judicial oath at Government House this morning.
Standing before Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave, Justice Weekes first swore allegiance to “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, her heirs and successors”.
She next took the judicial oath in which she swore to “well and truly serve our Sovereign Lady Queen Elisabeth the Second in the office as judge of the High Court” and to “do right to all manner of people” after the laws of Barbados without fear or favour…” 
The ceremony was witnessed by Weekes’ mother Hilda, her sisters Carolyn Jean-Paul, Claire Weekes and other members of the family along with friend, fellow attorney Monique Taitt. (GC)