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  • Supreme Court Judge Almarie Sinclair-Haynes has been appointed as a judge of the Court of Appeal.
  • She was sworn in by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during a ceremony on Monday, November 16, at King’s House.
  • Justice Sinclair-Haynes replaces Justice Norma McIntosh, who retired earlier this year. She acted in the Court of Appeal from January to July, and has served as a Resident Magistrate and a Puisne Judge.

Supreme Court Judge Almarie Sinclair-Haynes has been appointed as a judge of the Court of Appeal.

She was sworn in by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during a ceremony on Monday, November 16, at King’s House.

Justice Sinclair-Haynes replaces Justice Norma McIntosh, who retired earlier this year.  She acted in the Court of Appeal from January to July, and has served as a Resident Magistrate and a Puisne Judge.

The Governor-General, in congratulating Justice Sinclair-Haynes, said those acceding to the Court of Appeal must be of exemplary character in the dispensation of justice.

“They must not be reflectors of other people’s faults but who can stand on their own and for the right. Those are the individuals who are being recommended to be appointed in the Court of Appeal,” he pointed out.

Chief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla, noted that Justice Sinclair-Haynes has done stellar work in the justice system as Clerk of Court, Resident and Senior Resident Magistrate, as well as Puisne Judge.

She encouraged her to continue serving with excellence.

Justice Sinclair-Haynes was also commended for handing down judgments expeditiously during her tenure at the Supreme Court.

Acting President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Dennis Morrison, also congratulated Justice Sinclair-Haynes on her appointment and wished her continued success in the profession.

In expressing her appreciation, Justice Sinclair Haynes said she recognises the importance of the task ahead.

She said she is mindful that “the Court of Appeal is the final hope in one’s quest for justice.”