Three New Judges Appointed To The Court Of Appeal

Yesterday evening (Thursday July 15th.) Three new judges were appointed to the ‘Court of Appeals’;

In a virtual ceremony the three justices were sworn in to the Court of Appeal by Governor General H.E. Froyla Tzalam.

Justice ‘Marguerite Woodstock Riley‘ of Barbados, received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and has been called to the bar in six countries. She has previously served as a judge of the high court.

Justice Sandra Minott-Phillips from Jamaica, holds a Bachelor of Laws from UWI and has published several legal articles in the West Indies Law Journal.

Justice Peter Foster, holds a Bachelors of Arts in Law from the University of North London and served as a High Court Judge in the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla.


The Court of Appeal exercises an appellate jurisdiction over both the High Court and Magistracy and has jurisdiction and powers to hear and determine appeals in civil and criminal matters. While this Court is established with a President and three Justices of Appeal, a panel of three Justices sits at any one time.