Drapers, Portland: Thirty new Justices of the Peace were sworn in on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Jamaica Palace Hotel in Drapers, Portland.
The charge was given them by Portland’s Custos Rotolorum, Roy Thompson to make a difference and answer the call as “Jamaica needs you now” by being role models in their communities, leading from the front.
The reading of the code of ethics for the justices was strongly advised by the Custos. He also cautioned the new justices that they should not bring the justice system into disrepute but should show respect o all and be very careful as all their services offered will be free of cost.
In addition, senior resident magistrate for Portland, Her Honour Marjorie Moyston told the new justices that their duty is critical and vital and that they should bring hope to the people. She also commended them that they were citizens of good repute and integrity and encourage them to never find themselves in compromising situations.
Senior Resident Magistrate for Portland, Her Honour Marjorie Moyston told the Justices that this is a moment of hope and that they should all become lay magistrates and fight corruption.
The new justices were sworn in by Custos Rotolorum, Roy Thompson and were presented with their seals by the Custos and Resident Magistrate for Portland, Her Honour, Marjorie Moyston.