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Thursday 23 November 2017
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CCJ seeking new President

CCJ seking new President

Outgoing Head of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Sir Dennis Byron

The Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission is inviting applications for the post of President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the court's President, Sir Dennis Bryon is due to leave office in 2018.

Sir Dennis is set to demit office having attained his seventh year of stewardship at the regional court. The tenure of President is for a non-renewable term of seven years.

A release from the Port of Spain-based CCJ said, the process of seeking his replacement has begun with the post being advertised extensively. Advertisements have been in the public domain since August 4.

The RJLSC, which is tasked with the responsibility of finding a new President, has also communicated with regional and international stakeholders informing them of the start of the recruitment process, the CCJ said.

The deadline for the submission of applications is September 18, 2017. Details, including guidelines for applying, are available on the CCJ’s website at www.ccj.org

In a comment on his tenure to date, Sir Dennis said, “it has been an honour to serve the region as the President of the CCJ.”

He was “particularly proud” of was accomplished by the judges and the rest of the court’s team during his tenure.

“It is now time for me to take on other challenges but I will look back at the six years I have spent at the Court, with pride and with a great deal of fondness.”

Sir Dennis has been a jurist for over 50 years. He was first appointed as a judge in 1982. He was sworn in as President of the CCJ in 2011 in St Kitts as the second President of the CCJ.

His predecessor was Trinidadian Justice Michael de la Bastide TC.

Sir Dennis was appointed by the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community on the RJLSC.

Applicants must have been a judge for over five years or have practised, or, taught law for at least 15 years.

A criteria of an applicant must possess “high moral character, intellectual and analytical ability, sound judgment, integrity and understanding of people and society”.

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