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Former PLP MP sworn in as Justice in Papua New Guinea

Former Bahamas Member of Parliament, Dr. John Carey has embarked on a new chapter in his remarkable journey, being sworn in as a Justice of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea.

Dr. Carey's wife and children looked on as he stood before Governor General Sir Bob Dadas and took his oath.

"I freely and willingly declare my loyalty to the independent State of Papua New Guinea and its people," Dr. Carey proclaimed, his voice strong and unwavering. His words echoed with sincerity, signifying his dedication to his new role.

He continued, "I promise to uphold the Constitution and laws of Papua New Guinea, serving justice and fostering the ideals of fairness and equality."

Dr. Carey has earned a distinguished reputation throughout his career, both in politics and academia. In the 2002 General Election, emerged victorious as a candidate for the Progressive Liberal Party, securing the Carmichael seat in the House of Assembly.

His commitment to public service was evident in every endeavor he undertook.

However, his journey took an unexpected turn when he left frontline politics and joined the legal profession. He transitioned into the role of Executive Director at the Papua New Guinea Centre for Judicial Excellence.

Dr. Carey boasts 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.

As a lawyer, Dr. Carey possesses a practicing certificate in the Cayman Islands and was admitted to the bar in Fiji as a Barrister and Solicitor.

His qualifications are extensive, including a Diploma in Pre-Engineering, a BSE in Mechanical Engineering, an LLB (Hons), a PPC in Legal Practice, a Legal Education Certificate, an MBA in Finance, a Professional Diploma in Legislative Drafting, and a PhD in Law.

Dr. Carey also served as a member of the Asia-Pacific Judicial Educators Association, collaborating with fellow professionals to promote judicial excellence and uphold the rule of law throughout the region.

Papua New Guinea, with its stunning beaches and rich coral reefs, had embraced Dr. Carey. As he took his oath before his peers and loved ones, it marked the culmination of a remarkable journey of service.

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