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ECSC Announces Temporary Relocation of Commercial Division to Saint Lucia

ECSC Announces Temporary Relocation of Commercial Division to Saint Lucia

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Update on the Territory of the Virgin Islands

Due to the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma on the Territory of the Virgin Islands and the resultant damage/destruction of the High Court buildings coupled with disruption of essential services, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court announces the temporary relocation of the Commercial Division of the High Court to Saint Lucia.

The Judges of the Commercial Division will begin hearing matters in Saint Lucia on Monday, 25th September 2017 at a building in Castries which is being deemed a Court by order of the Chief Justice for the sitting of the Commercial Division of the Court of the Virgin Islands. 

Urgent applications may be routed electronically to the Court’s Headquarters in Castries, Saint Lucia for matters requiring hearing before 25th September 2017.

Legal practitioners are encouraged to have all documents in electronic form and documents should be filed with the Court electronically by email using the email address bvicommercial@eccourts.org. Full details on the procedures for filing by email including payment will be placed on the Court’s website (www.eccourts.org).

All criminal matters before the Criminal Division Judge emanating from the Territory of the Virgin Islands will be adjourned until further notice. All other civil matters before the Civil Division Judge are also adjourned unless practitioners, litigants and witnesses can travel to Saint Lucia and can be accommodated on a pre–arranged basis. Matters may also be heard via videoconference if communications are restored to a satisfactory level. These matters will be assessed for hearing on a case by case basis.

The ECSC will be issuing further updates via the Court’s Website and in the print and electronic media as soon as more information becomes available.

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Dwaymian Brisette Information Services Manager, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC)
Ramon Peachey OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Tahira Carter OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Doris Nol OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Dwaymian Brisette Information Services Manager, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC)
Ramon Peachey OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Tahira Carter OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Doris Nol OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has eleven members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

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