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First female Chief Justice for the OECS

Friday, October 19, 2012 | 7:21 PM    

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CASTRIES, St. Lucia – Justice Janice Pereira has been appointed Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.

Justice Pereira, the first woman to be appointed to the post, replaces Justice Hugh Anthony Rawlins, who retired on July 31, this year, citing personal reasons for his decision to demit office after five years in the position and an overall 12 years as a judge.

The University of the West Indies (UWI) graduate joined the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court as a High Court judge in 2003 and later as a judge with the Court of Appeal.

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