229 criminal cases for 3 Judges

first_img…as Demerara Assizes opensThe January Assizes for Demerara opened at the Supreme Court in Georgetown on Tuesday with much pomp and ceremony.However, a tall task lies ahead as there are 229 criminal cases listed to be heard during the session, which will be presided over by three Judges: Justice Navindra Singh, Justice James Bovell-Drakes and Madam Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall.Justice James Bovell-Drakes inspecting the Guard of Honour on Tuesday’s opening of the Demerara AssizesDuring the ceremony, senior and junior ranks of the Guyana Police Force were adorned in their ceremonial wear as they marched in unison, reflecting the discipline that the law enforcement unit is expected to maintain.Horsemen, trumpeters and other band members played melodies that captivated downtown Georgetown. Veteran High Court Judge, Justice Bovell-Drakes, who is sitting this session, took the salute in the presence of other Judges, including acting Chief Justice Roxane George, SC. Members of the public who were given court summonses appeared before the Judges as potential jurists.last_img