Opening of the New Law Year
Wednesday, 20th September 2017 signals the commencement of the New Law Year for the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. The occasion will be marked with the usual Ceremonial Opening, in the form of a Special Sitting of the Court.
The proceedings in each Member State or Territory will commence with a Church Service followed by a procession to the High Court of Justice where the Special Sitting of the Court will be held.
In light of the passage of Hurricane Irma and its devastating impact on some of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court’s Member States and Territories, Her Ladyship, the Hon. Dame Janice M. Pereira, DBE, Chief Justice will not be delivering her usual State of the Court address via simulcast to mark the opening of the 2017/2018 Law Year from the Special Sitting of the Court in the Commonwealth of Dominica. Instead, Her Ladyship will give brief remarks in solidarity with those Member States and Territories affected by this catastrophic event. Her Ladyship urges all citizens to join the Court in lending support to those affected Member States and Territories at this time.
The public is encouraged to check local publications for further details as to the venue and times of the events to ensure participation in this significant event, in their individual Member State or Territory.