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August 4th, 2020
New guidelines for sentencing takes effect September 1, 2020

The Virgin Islands (British), along with the rest of the Eastern Caribbean, will soon have set guidelines for a number of significant offences.

March 19th, 2020
Court of Appeal postpones sitting for March 23-27, 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) as part of its response to the Novel-Coronavirus threat (COVID-19) across the region, has implemented measures to minimise risks and, as such, the sitting of the Court of Appeal scheduled to be held in the Virgin Islands from March 23-27, 2020 has been postponed until further notice.

January 14th, 2020
‘Provide more than lip service to the courts’- CJ Pereira to gov’ts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islander and Chief Justice (CJ) of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC), Her Ladyship, The Honourable Dame Janice M. Pereira, DBE, has continued her call on governments of member states and territories to do more than just lip service to the ECSC but rather to put their money where their mouths are.

September 18th, 2019
'A good day for criminal justice' as ECSC launches sentencing guidelines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heels of public outcry over the perceived inconsistency in sentencing in the courts of the Virgin Islands, the public might be somewhat satisfied to know that judges and magistrates in the territory and the other member states of the Eastern Caribbean will soon have a unified guide to follow when sentencing criminals.

September 11th, 2019
Supreme court seeking greater public confidence in administration of criminal justice

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) will launch its sentencing guidelines on September 17, 2019 in Antigua and Barbuda.

July 24th, 2019
Legal stakeholders to receive Sentencing Guidelines training

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Legal Stakeholders will be trained on Sentencing Guidelines on offences involving drugs, rape, unlawful sexual intercourse, theft and robbery next week.

March 19th, 2019
Special sitting in honour of late Justice Redhead

ST JOHN’s, Antigua and Barbuda, WI – The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) will on March 22, 2019, convene a special sitting of the Judicature in “in honour of his Lordship,” the Honourable, Justice (rtd) Albert Redhead.

December 5th, 2018
Justice in VI tipped in favour of big business- Ms Dancia Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Judicial system in the Virgin Islands (VI) is currently imbalanced and is in fact, tipped in favour of businesses and commercial interests, to the detriment of the ordinary citizen, accessing justice in a timely manner.

November 3rd, 2018
Supreme Court E-Litigation portal to go live

An electronic portal that will facilitate the filing and management of court cases in the jurisdiction of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court will go live in mid-November.

September 25th, 2018
Caribbean Court recalls VI Magistrate, Charmaine R. Rosan-Bunbury

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Former Deputy Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI), Queens Council, Ms R. Dancia Penn-Sallah, on September 18, 2018—at a Special Sitting to mark the official opening of the 2018-2019 Law Year of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC)—brought the memory of the Late Magistrate, Charmaine R. Rosan-Bunbury to life.

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