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Former Bahamian politician joins PNG National and Supreme Court

Newly sworn in Justice John Carey and other members of the Papua New Guinea National and Supreme Court posed for a photo on the heels of swearing in ceremonies for Justice Carey, Justice Nerrie Eliakim and Justice Derek Wood.

Carey is a former Bahamas Member of Parliament and executive director of PNG Centre for Judicial Excellence.

The three new appointments bring the number of permanent judges to the National and Supreme Court to 40. This means the national judge ceiling has been reached.

There have been calls for Parliament to make amendments to the National Court (Number of Judges) Act 1984 to increase the number of judges to 60.

Justice Carey has over 28 years of experience in both the public and private sectors across the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands. His contributions to academia were equally impressive, having lectured at prestigious institutions such as Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica and the University College of the Cayman Islands.

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