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March 02, 2018
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen (right) presents the Instrument of Office to Chief Justice Bryan Sykes during the swearing-in ceremony at King's House last Thursday.

Ferncourt High students stabbed

Two students of the Ferncourt High School in Claremont, St Ann, were admitted to the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital after being stabbed in an incident at the school yesterday.

The Claremont police confirmed that two male students were admitted to the hospital after being stabbed during an altercation at the school.

The police say two other students were detained for questioning in relation to the incident.

Lenworth Sterling, the school's principal, was unavailable for comment yesterday.

Bryan Sykes sworn in

Justice Bryan Sykes was yesterday appointed Jamaica's eighth chief justice. He was also bestowed with the nation's fourth highest honour, the Order of Jamaica, during a ceremony at King's House.

"Your appointment today speaks to the confidence in your ability to faithfully and effectively discharge your mandate to the Office of Chief Justice. I do believe that those who have ears to hear and minds to reflect are fully assured that you will perform your duties in a way that brings credit to your administration and satisfaction to the society at large," Governor General Sir Patrick Allen said.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness expressed confidence that Justice Sykes will bring transformation to Jamaica's justice system and build on the legacy of his predecessors.

"I'm confident that the Honourable Justice Bryan Sykes will discharge his functions with honour, integrity and distinction," the prime minister said.

Denham Town ready for take-off

Project Manager for the Denham Town Community Development Committee, Dellon Gayle, says the community is poised to benefit significantly from activities and engagements being implemented by the Zones of Special Operations Social Intervention Committee.

"The zone came at a well-needed time, as with the social intervention phase taking place, the community sees a lot of fruitfulness, where services that were lacking, such as health and education, are now being accessed," he said.

"We are on a path to sustainable development ... . We have our zinc fence removal project and other activities that are allowing our community to look more attractive and residents to feel better about themselves. With the community looking better, it uplifts their standard of living," Gayle added.

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