On Monday 13th January, 2020, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court will commence the New Law Year 2020 with its usual Ceremonial Opening in the form of a Special Sitting of the Court in the Commonwealth of Dominica. There will be simultaneous special sittings in the other nine (9) Member States and Territories of the OECS.
The proceedings will commence with a church service in each Member State and Territory followed by the procession to the High Court where the formal sitting will be held. In the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Church Service will be held at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Roseau, commencing at 8:30 am, followed by the inspection of the Guard of Honour and the formal Court Sitting which will be held at the High Court of Justice/Registry building, Bayfront, Roseau).
The Chief Justice, Her Ladyship, Dame Janice M. Pereira, DBE will deliver the Opening Address at 10:00 a.m. from Antigua and Barbuda where the Court of Appeal is scheduled for its first sitting in the New Law Year.
The theme for the opening of the Law Year’s address is ” A NEW ERA for the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court: the Road to achieving Court Excellence”
The Chief Justice’s address will be carried live via simulcast to the other Member States and Territories of the OECS and will also be broadcast throughout the region via the local media.
The public is encouraged to participate in the Ceremonial Opening of the Law Year 2020/2021 by attending either the church service or the special sitting or by listening to the local radio station.
The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) was established in 1967 by the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court Order No. 223 of 1967. The (ECSC) is a superior court of record for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), including six independent states: Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and three British Overseas Territories (Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, and Montserrat). It has unlimited jurisdiction in each member State.
To learn more about the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) please visit our website @ / or call us at Tel: 758-457-3600
Registrar of The Supreme Court,
For, Chief Registrar
Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
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