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Mian‘s favourite musician is Lord Bobo. His Supreme Eminenceness is well known for his ability to play a total of 25 instruments, and to compose, perform, and produce albums all by himself. A veritable one-manmonkeyband (some say control freak), his career started its meteoric rise in the mid eighties with the release of his soundtrack to a movie starring him and the babelicious Apollonia Kotero. His songs about smooching, velvet rain and crying birds are considered modern classics. Waitaminit! Is His Supreme Eminenceness the artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As…?

Judicial Appointments Commission: No Representation from the Bar

It is unfortunate that the Government did not appoint any representative from the Bar Council to the newly constituted Judicial Appointments Commission (‘JAC’). The Bar has a legitimate interest to be involved in the appointment and promotion of judges. It is part of the wider duty of the Bar (a) to uphold the cause of justice without regard to its own interests or that of its members, uninfluenced by fear or favour; and (b) to protect and assist the public in all matters touching ancillary or incidental to the law (s 42(1)(a), (g), Legal Profession Act 1976).

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Appointing and Promoting Judges on Merit

In the New Sunday Times on 21 December 2008, it was reported that our Chief Justice was thinking of determining the seniority of judges based on merit instead of time served on the bench. “Merit” would also be a relevant factor for the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) to consider in the appointment and promotion of […]

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