President of the Court of Appeal of the Bahamas

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The President of the Court of Appeal of the Bahamas heads the Court of Appeal of the Bahamas.

Legal basis[edit]

The position of President of the Court of Appeal is authorised by Article 98(2)(a) of the Constitution of the Bahamas. Under Article 98(2)(b), the President may invite the Chief Justice to sit in the Court of Appeal. Under Article 99(1), the Governor-General appoints the President on the recommendation of the Prime Minister after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition. Article 102(6) governs removal of the President; the Prime Minister recommends removal to the Governor-General, who then forms a tribunal of at least three members selected by the Governor-General in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister.[1]

List of Presidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chapter VII: The Judicature". The Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Justices of Appeal". Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ Vedrine, Betty (2010-11-30). "Justice Anita Allen Sworn in as President of Court of Appeal". The Bahamas Weekly. Retrieved 2012-07-09.