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Two new magistrates sworn in

Two new magistrates were sworn in at a simple ceremony in the Boardroom of the Prime minister’s office in Kingstown.

Added to the bench are Attorneys-At-Law Zamilla Ally, who served as a senior state council in the DPP chambers for years and Clive Nurse. Both pledged to work hard to deliver justice.

Prime Minister Samuel Hinds who gave brief remarks at the ceremony charged the magistrates to remain faithful to the requirements of the office.

Director of Public Prosecutions Shalimar Ali-Hack urged the magistrates to have a command of the criminal law practices and law of evidence. The DPP added that their duty must be in conformity with the law.

Chief magistrate Priya Beharry reminded the magistrates of the rules for judicial guidance, which states among other things that justice must be upright and resolute.

Prior to the two magistrates Nurse and Ally taking the oath there were 19 magistrates sitting on the bench across the country.

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