PM signs condolence book for former Chief Justice Lensley Wolfe

TODAY is the last day for members of the public to sign a condolence book for the former Chief Justice Lensley Wolfe.

The condolence book was opened at the Supreme Court, Public Building East in downtown Kingston on Tuesday

In announcing the opening of the condolence book, Chief Justice Bryan Sykes invited members of the public and legal fraternity to join the Judiciary in paying tribute to Justice Wolfe.

The tenure of Justice Wolfe spanned 11 years commencing in 1996 when he accepted the call to become the fifth appointed chief justice of Jamaica and sixth to hold that office.

He is often referred to as the first significant reformer of Jamaica’s legal system after Independence.

“Chief Justice Lensley Wolfe was a stalwart in his service and dedication to the Jamaican people. He was as forthright as he was clear and direct in his pronouncements. Chief Justice Wolfe created something that will endure. He will be remembered as a scholar, a tough and fair adjudicator with an enviable trial record,” said Sykes.

Justice Wolfe died on April 18, at age 87. He is survived by widow Audrey, three daughters, including Supreme Court judge, Justice Simone Wolfe-Reece, and several grandchildren.