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Chief Justice, Hon. Bryan Sykes has lauded the contributions made by former Chief Justices, Zaila McCalla and Lensley Wolfe, to the country’s court system.

Chief Justice Sykes, who was speaking at the official opening of the newly expanded Court of Appeal building in Downtown Kingston on December 12, noted that the reform of the justice system was set in motion during the tenure of Justice Wolfe.

“With his insistence, the civil procedure and the Court of Appeal rules came into existence. For those of us who know Justice Wolfe by name and nature, he had the disposition to get this done, implemented, and we are now seeing the benefits of it,” he said.

He noted that the development of the Court of Appeal procedural framework was an important first step towards modernizing the courts.

In his tribute to Justice McCalla, Chief Justice Sykes noted her contribution to enhancing justice training.

“She was insistent that judges be trained to produce high-quality judges to deliver high-quality justice. Her crowning achievement is the launch of the Judicial Training Institute (JTI) last year,” he said.