Justice Straw Promoted to Appeals Court


Justice Jennifer Straw, who presided over the first of the recently concluded death squad murder trials, has been promoted to Acting Judge of the Court of Appeal.

Justice Straw was this morning sworn in at King’s House.

Meanwhile, Acting Puisne Judge, Carolyn Tie has been appointed as Master-in-Chambers.

Senior Parish Judge, Mrs.Andrea Pettigrew Collins, will act as Master in Chambers.

And, Senior parish judge, Yvonne Brown, has been appointed to act as a Puisne judge.

In her address at the swearing-in ceremony, Chief Justice Zaila McCalla says Judges are appointed because of their high standards of performance.

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Chief Justice McCalla also applauded the nation’s judges for having a high level of integrity.

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In 2018, Tauna won the UNICEF Media Award for Excellence in Reporting on Children’s Rights. She graduated from CARIMAC in 2015 and joined NNN in 2016. Since then, she’s covered several high-profile court cases including the X6 murder trial, the police death squad trial and is currently covering the Uchence Wilson Gang trial. Thomas is the Producer of Talking History heard on Nationwide Radio every Saturday.