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Thursday, August 18

NY official picked as chief justice in Barbados

WSJ.com: GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — A New York court official has been chosen to be the next chief justice of the Caribbean island nation of Barbados.

Marston Gibson tells The Associated Press he has accepted the job to be the top judicial official in his native country.

Gibson currently serves as a court referee for the New York State Supreme Court in Mineola, on Long Island. His responsibilities are that of a judge, deciding on disputes on civil court matters.

The longtime Hempstead, N.Y., resident says he will assume his new duties at the end of this month.