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Three new judges

Three new judges
Chief Justice Sir Patterson Cheltenham (second from right) with judges (from left) Justice Westmin James, Justice Wanda Blair and Justice Anthony L. Blackman. (GP)

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Three judges were sworn-in today at State House.

President of Barbados, The Most Honourable Dame Sandra Mason, administered the Oaths of Office to Justice Wanda Blair, Justice Westmin James and Justice Anthony L. Blackman.

The appointments took effect today, Thursday, December 1. James’ appointment is for two years, while Blair and Blackman are in the post for three years.

During the brief ceremony, which was witnessed by Chief Justice of Barbados, Sir Patterson Cheltenham and family members of the judges, Dame Sandra, congratulated them and wished them well.

Describing them as “seasoned in the law”, the President said she was sure they would do a very good job.

Sir Patterson also congratulated the judges, saying they were all “excellent appointments”. (PR/SAT)