Ramotar increases number of Puisne judges to 20

President Ramotar has increased the number of Puisne judges to 20, a statement from Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall said yesterday.

The decision was made after consulting the judiciary, and the order signed by the president was made under the High Court Act, Cap 3:02 and published in the Official Gazette on February 8 this year, the statement said.

Nandlall stated that the current complement of Puisne judges was wholly inadequate to cope with the volume of litigation engaging the justice system, and he made reference to Justice Desiree Bernard’s call in her farewell speech for an increase in the number …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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