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 firstname.lastname@example.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.