President of the Caribbean court of Justice (CCJ) Justice Adrian Saunders is concerned about the spate of crime in the Caribbean region and how rapidly it is increasing.

He told the news media earlier today that it is troublesome and the figures in the region tell the story of an issue that needs to be fixed.

He was speaking following the swearing in ceremony of Justice Andrew Burgess who today took the oath of office as judge of the CCJ, the first Barbadian to sit on the Trinidad-based court.

Justice Saunders says the police and prison system and other arms of the society must work together to arrest the situation.

Meantime, accomplished Barbadian jurist and legal scholar Andrew Burgess was this morning in sworn in by Barbados’ Governor General Dame Sandra Mason as a judge of the CCJ.

Justice Burgess was a judge of the Barbados Court of Appeal and a law lecturer who had as one of his students at the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Cave Hill Campus, Attorney General Dale Marshall.

 

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