New Senior and Temporary Magistrate sworn in
April 3, 2024
New Senior and Temporary Magistrate sworn in

Two new magistrates were sworn in on Tuesday April 2, 2024 at a ceremony at Government House.

Tammika Dasliva McKenzie, who was attached to the office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), and Kawana Jacobs, who worked at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), were both appointed Senior Magistrate and Temporary Magistrate, respectively, of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC).

Governor General Her Excellency Dame Susan Dougan presided over the ceremony and praised the new magistrates for their achievements and advised them that this new journey will not be easy, but with knowledge and maturity, she knows they will be successful.

Newly appointed Senior Magistrate Tammika Dasilva-Mckenzie echoed loud praises to her maternal and immediate family for all their support and sacrifices they made throughout her life. Dasilva-Mackenzie said her aim in her new position is not to be perfect but to be fair in her decision making.

Temporary Magistrate to the ECSC Kawana Jacobs said she is guided by fairness, commitment and the pursuit of truth. She also told the audience that she would be approaching each case with an open mind and a steadfast resolve.

Jacobs also echoed many thanks to her family, friends and coworkers who helped her through her professional journey. The swearing in ceremony was witnessed by High Court Judge of ECSC Justice Collin Williams, Senior Magistrate Collin John, Cabinet Secretary Kathy Ann Barwell-Scott, Director of Public Prosecution Julia Mc Dowall among other dignitaries, families, friends and well-wishers.