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Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett. (iWN file photo)
Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett. (iWN file photo)

Senior magistrate Rickie Burnett was today (Monday) sworn in as an acting master in the Eastern Caribbean  Supreme Court.

The court says on its website that to qualify for an appointment as a master, a person must be qualified to practice as an advocate and to have so practiced for an aggregate of at least ten years in a court of unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in some part of the Commonwealth or a court having jurisdiction in appeals from such a court.

Burnett’s appointment by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission will see him presiding in St. Vincent and the Grenadines as well as two other islands’ jurisdictions, iWitness News understands.

His appointment comes just over a year after the career public servant was elevated to the post of senior magistrate.

Burnett will, in April, celebrate 35 years in the public service.

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He joined the magistracy eight years ago.