KD Calls for Review of Judges’ Retirement Age

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Opposition Senator and former Justice Minister, KD Knight is calling on the Government to review the retirement age for judges.

Senator Knight made the call today while he paid tribute to outgoing Chief Justice Zaila McCalla.

The Chief Justice is proceeding on mandatory retirement because she’s about to reach age 70

Knight, who’s a veteran Queen’s Counsel, says the time has come to reconsider the retirement age.

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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.