Opening of Law Year 2013\2014
September 17th 2013, marks the commencement of the New Law Year, for the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC).
The annual custom was commemorated with a church service in various member states, followed by a procession to the High Court of Justice, where a formal sitting was conducted.
Resident judges Birnie Stephenson and Errol Thomas and Minister for Legal Affairs Ian Douglas, members of the Dominica Bar Association, Attorney General Levi Peter as well as lawyers assembled at the High Court, for Chief Justice Pereira’s address.
The Chief Justice of the ECSC, her ladyship, Dame Janice Pereira, delivered her opening address at 10:00 am at the High Court of Justice in the territory of the Virgin Islands.
The session was carried live via cyber cast to other member states and territories within the jurisdiction of the ECSC; a unique opportunity that may not present itself for another 9 years.
The World Bank has for several years’, undertaken studies relating to the ease of doing business around the world and providing a ranking of these countries.
According to the Chief Justice, for the past 46 years, the Court has credibly performed its role, by providing access to a system of justice that is accountable and independent.
On the 27th February 2013 the Court celebrated its 46th anniversary from its establishment in 1967.