Governor fires judge


image The Cayman Islands Governor takes the advice of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Monday August 9, 2010 – Priya Levers has officially been kicked off the bench in the Cayman Islands.

A week after the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council advised that she be removed, because of misconduct, Governor Duncan Taylor has accepted the recommendation.

“His Excellency the Governor, Mr Duncan Taylor, CBE, having received and considered that advice has in accordance with section 96(3) of the Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009 removed Madame Justice Priya Levers from the Office of Judge of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands,” a statement from the government said.

Levers’ dismissal took effect last Friday.

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council recommended the move last month, more than two years after complaints of misbehavior were first made against her. It said the judge had made comments in court “which ranged from the inappropriate to the outrageous about those who appeared before her and to her own colleagues.”

Source Caribbean 360

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