New President sworn in to lead the CCJ

Sir Dennis Byron (file photo)

ZIZ News…Sept 2, 2011 – It was quite a humble moment for the New President of the Caribbean Court of Justice Sir Charles Dennis Byron as he turns another page in his legal career.

On Thursday before family and friends and members of the legal fraternity from far and near, Sir Dennis Byron, a national of St. Kitts and Nevis, was sworn in as the second President of the CCJ at a ceremony held on the picturesque grounds of Government House.

His predecessor Justice Michael De La Bastide who retired in August, spoke of Justice Byron as someone who is well placed and has what it takes to move the CCJ forward. His words were echoed by the prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas and host of the Inauguration ceremony Governor general His Excellency Dr. Sir Cuthbert Sebastian.

In his acceptance address Sir Dennis Byron, the new President of the Caribbean Court of Justice, said he was lost for words and thanked all of the persons who have given him the opportunity and support necessary to be elevated to that position.

The ceremony was witnessed by the other sitting Justices of the CCJ and members of staff from the International Criminal Court in Rwanda also traveled to St. Kitts to witness this significant moment in the life of the CCJ.

Arrival of delegates

Front section of audience

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