|2nd High Court to open in St. Kitts, with proceedings beginning Next Week
March 10, 2017
A second High Court Chamber will officially open in St. Kitts next week, at the Sir Lee Llewellyn Moore Judicial Complex.
An official dedication and opening ceremony, led by Chief Justice and President of the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean States, Dame Janice Pereira, is scheduled for Monday, March 13, 2017.
This was revealed by Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, the Hon. Vincent Byron Jr., during a visit to the new chambers earlier today with Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris.
According to Minister Byron, a second resident judge is expected to be appointed by Dame Janice Pereira to occupy the new High Court Chamber and help to with reduce the backlog in cases. The Attorney General noted that the new chamber could serve as an example for other court systems, in terms of the use of technology in courtrooms.
Dr. Harris agreed that the opening of this second High Court will significantly reduce the backlog of matters before the court and added that it forms part of the government’s broader commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all. He then commended Minister Byron for delivering on the promise of a second High Court in a timely manner.