Three more magistrates appointed
February 6, 2007
THREE new magistrates were yesterday sworn in to help speed up the processing of judicial cases pending in various districts throughout the country.
The oaths were administered by Prime Minister Samuel Hinds at a ceremony witnessed by acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh, Registrar of the Supreme Court, Sita Ramlall and Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs, among others.
Those taking the oath of office were Nyasha Williams-Hatmin, Yohhahnseh Cave and Sherdel Isaacs.
At the ceremony, Prime Minister Hinds said, “It is very important for all communities that we be renewed with young people”, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.
Ms. Isaacs, the daughter of the Clerk of the National Assembly, has become the youngest person in the magistracy, assuming the ‘bench’ at the age of 26, the agency said. She received her LLB at the University of Guyana before moving to the University of the West Indies (UWI), Hugh Wooding Law School in St Augustine, Trinidad.
She then worked with a prominent law firm in San Fernando, Trinidad for three years, the agency said.
Ms. Williams-Hatmin, 28, also studied at the University of Guyana before going to the UWI Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. Following her return in 2001, she held various offices within the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) where she served until the current appointment.
Mr. Cave pursued studies at the University of Guyana and the Hugh Wooding Law School where he graduated before assuming service as a State Prosecutor and then assuming the post of Registrar at the Court of Appeal.
GINA said Mr. Hinds urged the new appointees to execute their functions without reference to friend or foe and not to yield to personal interests.
The three, the agency said, will today be informed of the areas in which they will be required to serve.