Supreme Court justices Mira Dean-Armorer and Gillian Lucky, were elevated to the office of the justice of appeal on Monday.
The two judges were given their appointments by President Paula-Mae Weekes at President’s House.
After their appointments, the President expressed excitement to see the two judges elevate and said she looked forward to their contributions to the Court of Appeal.
“I suppose if you have a former justice for President it is likely to happen that they would be presenting letters like we would today, to what would be former colleagues and friends. So this makes it a special occasion.”
“Being familiar with the judges in the judiciary I know of their (Armorer and Lucky) capacity for hard work. I know of their dedication to the task at hand, and there is no reason at all to think that would change.”
She expressed her pleasure in the fact that the two offered their services to the court of appeal.
Dean-Armorer was appointed a High Court judge in 2004. She is currently on the board of directors of the Caribbean Court of Justice in the Academy of Law.
Lucky, appointed a High Court judge in 2014, is the chairman of the Judicial Education Institute of TT, the course director Law of Evidence and Forensic Medicine at Hugh Wooding Law School and a lecturer at the Faculty of Law in the UWI.
In a presentation, Chief Justice Ivor Archie said of the 11 positions which were available in the Appeal Court, only three remained. He said the three positions were expected to be filled by the end of the law term.