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Outgoing OECS chief justice knighted

Outgoing Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Hugh Anthony Rawlins has been knighted by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

The St. Lucia-based Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court said that Sir Hugh was awarded the Order of the Knight Bachelor after the announcement was published in the London Gazette recently.

Sir Hugh joined the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court as a master in August 2000.

He acted in the Office of Chief Justice from April 29, 2008 and was confirmed in the Office of Chief Justice by the Queen on the unanimous recommendation of the leaders of the nine-member Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in 2008.

Justice Rawlings, a national of St. Kitts-Nevis held the position of chief justice since May 2008 after Sir Dennis Byron retired.

His resignation will take place from Aug. 1, this year.

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