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March 13th, 2015
Hon Edward A. Bannister out! Hon Barry Leon in @ Commercial Court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – At a special sitting today March 13, 2015 of the High Court (Commercial Division) of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, eminent jurists bade farewell to outgoing Justice His Lordship The Honourable Edward A. Bannister QC and welcomed his successor His Lordship The Honourable Justice Barry Leon.

January 13th, 2015
Baba Aziz appointed Attorney General

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- His Excellency the Governor, after considering the advice of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission, has approved the contractual appointment of Mr. Baba Aziz to the post of Attorney General, Attorney General's Chambers effective February 10, for a period of three years.

September 17th, 2014
Member States’ budget for EC Court inadequate - Dame Pereira

THE VALLEY, Anguilla – Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Dame Janice M. Pereira said budgetary allocations by member countries and Territories to the Court are woefully inadequate given the importance of the institution to economies and wants to see more contributed.

October 31st, 2013
Delta petroleum gets green light to access seized fuel & tank

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands has consented to an application agreed to by Delta Petroleum (Caribbean) Ltd and Her Majesty Commissioner of Customs granting the fuel company permission to retrieve and use the fuel and tanker which was seized by Her Majesty’s Commissioner of Customs.

September 13th, 2013
High number of cases in Appeal’s Court forces need for two courtrooms

SCRUB ISLAND, VI – Acting Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering has announced that the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex will be converted into an additional courtroom to accommodate the September Sitting of the Court of Appeal for the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in the Virgin Islands.

August 22nd, 2013
Hot cases on agenda for Sept. 2013 Sitting of Court of Appeal!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands will be the next stop come September 16-20, 2013 for the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.

May 7th, 2013
UPDATE: Chief Justice Janice Pereira gets Damehood!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As first reported by Virgin Islands News Online on November 19, 2012, His Excellency the Governor Boyd McCleary is delighted to announce that the honour of Dame Commander in the Order of the British Empire (DBE) has been conferred upon Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean Honourable Mrs. Justice Janice Pereira by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to the administration of justice. The DBE is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King Geor

April 20th, 2013
UPDATE: Cocktail reception closes celebration of newest admission of Queen's Counsel

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The celebrations to mark Paul Dennis’ call to the Bar as a Queen's Counsel (QC) continued last evening, April 19, 2013 with a cocktail reception at Charlie’s Restaurant where many persons, who hadn't the opportunity to witness the admission ceremony earlier in the day, were in attendance.

November 20th, 2012
Court should make better use of technology – Chief Justice Pereira

ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI – Her Ladyship the Hon. Madam Chief Justice Janice M. Pereira is advocating for better use of technology within the judicial system.

November 14th, 2012
Territory Prepares To Officially Welcome Chief Justice Pereira

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Territory, through the Premier’s Office, is finalising plans to officially welcome home Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Her Ladyship, the Honourable Madam Janice Mesadis Pereira.

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