When nine members of the judiciary in Jamaica were sworn into higher office on September 14 this year by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, among them was Nicole Adrienne Simmons.
Justice Simmons was one of two elevated to serve on the Court of Appeal in Jamaica.
Justice Simmons, it is to be noted, is of Vincentian heritage.
She was born in the UK to a Jamaican mother, Barbara Curtis (surname of her second husband), and Vincentian father Frederick Simmons, now residing in Trinidad and Tobago, but with roots that originate in Greiggs.
Because of her father, Justice Simmons’ bloodline includes the Simmons, Commissiong, Maloney and Douglas families of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Governor General Allen, in congratulating Justice Simmons, noted that she had been appointed on her own merit, and displayed outstanding qualities such as personal integrity, experience and competence.
“These qualities will serve you in good stead as you discharge your duties,” Sir Patrick told Justice Simmons.
Justice Simmons is no stranger to the Court of Appeal in Jamaica, she has acted as an Appeal Court Judge from October to December in 2019. (CD)
Source :The Vincentian