Judges Urged To Be Efficient In Dispensing Justice

first_imgRelated18 Tertiary Students Receive Scholarships and Books Grants FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Eleven judges, who have been appointed to higher office, have been urged by Chief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla, to exercise efficiency in the dispensation of justice.“We must be mindful to avoid waste of judicial time and be sensitive to the fact that when litigants approach our courts to have their matters resolved, the expectation is (that) their cases must be resolved within a reasonable time,” Mrs. McCalla said.The Chief Justice was speaking at the swearing-in of the judges at King’s House in St. Andrew on September 14.The two men and nine women, who are to occupy various positions in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, were further urged by Mrs. McCalla to make use of the already available technology to improve service delivery to litigants.She indicated that a raft of measures have been pursued in an effort to reduce delays in matters before the court.These include: the Digital Transcription Pilot Project, to speed up the availability of transcripts needed for appeals; relocation of the Civil Registry and judges; and establishment of the high density filing system.Meanwhile, Governor General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, congratulated the judges.He said the appointments signal the trust that has been placed in their ability to maintain the high standard of integrity, which their roles demand.The Governor General also endorsed the call by the Chief Justice for efficiency in the dispensation of justice, noting that “justice delayed is justice denied.”Acting President of the Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Dennis Morrison, also congratulated the newly appointed men and women, and expressed confidence in their ability to discharge their duties.Hon. Justice Marva McDonald Bishop, who responded on behalf of her fellow judges, said that the words of encouragemen would provide motivation as they carry out their responsibilities. Advertisements RelatedErrol Johnson Officially Installed As Custos of St. Mary Judges Urged To Be Efficient In Dispensing JusticeJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaycenter_img Photo: Donald DelahayeGovernor General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (left) looks on, as Hon. Justice Marva McDonald Bishop, takes the Oath of Allegiance and the Judicial Oath during the swearing-in of judges at King’s House in St. Andrew on September 14. Story HighlightsEleven judges, who have been appointed to higher office, have been urged by Chief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla, to exercise efficiency in the dispensation of justice.The Chief Justice was speaking at the swearing-in of the judges at King’s House in St. Andrew on September 14.The two men and nine women, who are to occupy various positions in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, were further urged by Mrs. McCalla to make use of the already available technology to improve service delivery to litigants. Judges Urged To Be Efficient In Dispensing Justice Governor GeneralSeptember 15, 2015Written by: Chad Bryan RelatedCadets Help Raise Funds for War Veteranslast_img read more

Supermarket sweep?

first_imgObiter-friend Michael Mansfield QC is a candidate in an arcane election that is due to ‘hot up’ in the next fortnight. We speak of the ‘Election for the Office of Chancellor’ at the University of Cambridge, which takes place on 14 and 15 October. Mansfield has been nominated as an ‘anti-establishment candidate’ to take on the choice of the university’s nominations committee, Lord Sainsbury. And there is some strong feeling against Sainsbury outside the university hierarchy. ‘Is it too rude to call him a plutocrat?’ one of Mansfield’s nominators asked Obiter. ‘He has inherited wealth, and represents some of the capitalist focus that threatens the ideas on which a university is founded. ‘We’d like to see someone who is prepared to question the establishment.’ At first glance, a no-brainer for the independent-minded alumni who comprise the bulk of the electorate. Except that he is one of three anti-Sainsbury candidates. The owner of a local convenience store, Abdul Arain, was first. Shy and retiring actor Brian Blessed (pictured) sec­ured a nomination after a Facebook campaign by alumni uninspired by the prospect of a Sains­bury coronation. In this crowded race, the runners have adopted radically different tactics. It seems Sainsbury or a supporter has thrown money at the campaign, securing the advertised Google link associated with the search terms ‘chancellor’, ‘Cambridge’ and ‘election’. Arain’s gone quiet, but Blessed will be greeting voters in Silver Street pub The Anchor on the Saturday. And Mansfield? Like the others he’ll make a final appeal by speaking at the Cambridge Union Society in the last week – Obiter hopes he knows the standard for a USP is unusually high in this election.last_img read more

Four more for Seaspan

first_imgSeaspan claims that the 114 m long by 27.5 m wide barge is the largest of its kind in Canada, and is able to carry the equivalent of 1,454 standard dump truck loads of limestone.The new barge joins Seaspan 211 and 212, which were acquired in June, and Solid 66, which was added to the company fleet in late 2014.Although designed primarily for bulk cargo shipments, the additional barges also increase Seaspan’s capacity for the handling of project cargo. Seaspan 252 is scheduled to enter service in October.  www.seaspan.comlast_img