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CCJ Special Sitting in Antigua For Outgoing President

Tuesday 8th May, 2018 –A special sitting of the Caribbean Court of Justice will be held in Antigua next week in honour of its current President Sir Dennis Byron.

Sir Dennis will retire from the bench of the regional court on 16th May, a few months shy of seven years as head of the CCJ.

The CCJ President who has a stellar career as a regional jurist has indicated his preference to head into retirement where he began, here in Antigua.

Information Minister Melford Nicholas says government acknowledges the contribution made by Sir Dennis Byron to jurisprudence within the region, adding there will be representation at next week’s special sitting of the CCJ at the High Court.

Sir Denis Byron now in his 70’s was born in St. Kitts and began his legal career in the 1980’s. During his illustrious career, he has served as High Court Judge, Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and as the second President of the Trinidad based Caribbean Court of Justice.

His successor is Vincentian born Adrian Saunders.

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