Changes to be made to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Judicial System

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The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has implemented a number of changes which they are hoping to implement during the new law term.

This was disclosed during a ceremony held on Tuesday to observe the Opening of the 2011-2012 Law and September criminal assizes.

The Honorable Hugh Rawlins, Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) announced that one of their pillar projects will be the construction of state-of-the-art Judicial Complexes which will be erected in the islands that the ECSC serves.

He said that the project will be spearheaded by the ECSC in conjunction with governments of the region.

OECS Heads of Government recently met at the 53rd Intercessional Meeting in St Vincent and the Grenadines on May 28th, 2011.

Justice Rawlins said that at that meeting, an agreement was signed which will begin the process of integrating Magistrates in the Judiciary system.

He announced on Tuesday that the ratification of these agreements are now being considered.

The new law term opened with an Ecumenical service at the Roman Catholic Cathedral followed by a parade of uniformed officers to the Roseau Bayfront, where a ‘Guard of Honor’ was inspected by Her Ladyship, Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks, the presiding Judge.

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