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Court of Appeal to Sit in the VI from July 10-14, 2017

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) or the Court of Appeal which is headed by local daughter of the soil, Chief Justice Dame Janice M. Pereira will, sit in the Virgin Islands jurisdiction next month. Photo:GIS
The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC), where items are heard after they passed either The Magistrate's Court (right) or High Courts (left) sits in the Virgin Islands when necessary up to four times annually and is part of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States court system. Photo: Vino/File
The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC), where items are heard after they passed either The Magistrate's Court (right) or High Courts (left) sits in the Virgin Islands when necessary up to four times annually and is part of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States court system. Photo: Vino/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) or the Court of Appeal, which is headed by local daughter of the soil Chief Justice Dame Janice M. Pereira, will sit in the Virgin Islands jurisdiction next month.

The ECSC, where items are heard after they passed either the Magistrate or High Courts, sits in the Virgin Islands, when necessary, up to four times annually and is part of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States court system.

At the sitting scheduled for July 10-14, 2017, many matters are expected to be appealed in front of a three judge panel.

Many matters before the body includes, appeal on criminal convictions, commercial appeals, and both civil and other matters that have been decided by the lower courts. The crown and others who have lost their cases are looking for the decision to be overturned in their favour.

In the preliminary case list released by the Registrar of the local High Court, many persons are making appeals against the Commissioner of Police and the Attorney General in cases decided in lower courts.  

In addition, there is a long list of commercial matters and there are persons seeking permission to get their cases heard before the London based Privy Council, which is the Virgin Islands’ final court. 

The Court of Appeal matters are open to the public unless Judges decide to have them in camera: meaning that the public and the media are shut out.

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