Grenada Broadcasting Network

29th November 2022

  

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The intensity of the hurricane season has forced the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, to change its schedule for the opening of the new law year.

This was announced by the legal affairs minister on Tuesday.

Plans were also unveiled for the reassigning of magistrates, given the temporary appointment of chief magistrate Tamara Gill, to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.

Traditionally, the new law year opens during the third week in September.

Then simultaneous special sittings are held across the eight Member States and Territories of the OECS.

However according to Legal Affairs Minister Kindra Mathurine-Stewart, as a result of the intensity of the hurricane season, the annual sitting will now be held in January.

Specifically to Grenada, the 2nd floor of the CLICO building is earmarked to house the high courts.

Work to retrofit the facility to the needs of the required systems is 85 percent completed, Minister Mathurine- Stewart added.

At the moment, there is one civil and one criminal judge available for the dispensation of justice.

The Legal Affairs Minister says plans are also underway for the provision of two additional, one for each court.

The names and nationalities of who has not yet been finalized.

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