Chief Justice Ivor Archie has extended condolences on the passing of his immediate predecessor, former Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma.
In an official statement issued this morning, CJ Archie recalled several milestones achieved under former CJ Sharma, during his administration of the Judiciary.
The statement follows:
"The Judiciary of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago laments the passing of Retired Chief Justice Mr. Justice Satnarine Sharma T.C., C.M.T.
Mr Justice Sharma commenced his service with the Judiciary as a Judge of the High Court from 1984, and served as a Judge of the Court of Appeal from 1988. He was appointed Chief Justiceon July 18, 2002, and retired from office on January 23, 2008.
His tenurewas marked by a number of landmark decisions, the roll out of the new Civil Procedure Rules of the Supreme Court, the introduction of Audio Digital Court Reporting, the acquisition and refurbishment of a number of new judicial facilities and the introduction of the Family Court Project.
Former Chief Justice Mr. Justice Satnarine Sharma will be remembered for his administrative leadership and a humility that endeared him to staff at all levels.
The Judiciary extends condolences to his family.
May his soul rest in peace."
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