Nationwide News understands that Prime Minister Andrew Holness is to appoint Justice Bryan Sykes to act as Chief Justice.

Justice Sykes began his legal career as a clerk at the Sutton Street Criminal Court almost 30 years ago. He’s trained in international law and is a respected Supreme Court Judge.

Up to late last week, Justice Carol Beswick was considered in some prominent legal and Government circles as the front-runner for the job.

However, it’s understood that a decision has since been made to have Justice Sykes act in the role as head of the judiciary.

The tenure of outgoing Chief Justice Zaila McCalla comes to an end today. A ceremony is to be held today at the Supreme Court in her honour. The ceremony is to begin at 9:30 this morning.

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