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January 13th, 2022
Disheartening! Increase in number of persons on remand– Chief Justice

CASTRIES, St Lucia- Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Her Worship Dame Janice M. Pereira has raised concerns that there are more persons being held on remand in state prisons across the region.

January 11th, 2022
ECSC was ‘busy as ever’ despite COVID-19– Chief Justice

CASTRIES, St Lucia- Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) Her Worship Dame Janice M. Pereira said despite the ongoing health pandemic, the ECSC had a busy 2021.

October 22nd, 2021
VI’s Janice M. Pereira hailed by CCJ as Pioneering Caribbean Woman Jurist

RODNEY BAY, Saint Lucia, WI- Daughter of the [British] Virgin Islands soil the Honourable Dame Janice M. Pereira, DBE, LL.D, Chief Justice, has been recognised by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Academy for Law as a Pioneering Caribbean Woman Jurist.

January 14th, 2021
CJ Pereira calls for judge-alone trials in region amid COVID-19 era

CASTRIES, St Lucia- In light of the challenges being faced by the COVID-19 pandemic, Her Ladyship, Hon Dame Janice M. Pereira has suggested judge-alone trials in courtrooms across the Eastern Caribbean.

January 13th, 2021
'COVID-19 significantly hampered' court’s ability to effectively manage caseload- CJ Pereira

CASTRIES, St Lucia - Her Ladyship, Hon Dame Janice M. Pereira has bemoaned that the ongoing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic has, to a large extent, affected the courts in the Eastern Caribbean in managing its caseload.

January 20th, 2020
Court quashes appeal by attempted murder convict Jevone Demming

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Her Ladyship, The Honourable Justice Janice M. Pereira, DBE, has quashed the appeal and upheld the Virgin Islands High Court ruling in the matter against attempted murder convict Jevone Demming.

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.

January 13th, 2020
VI giving ‘ray of hope’ for improved judicial infrastructure in region- CJ Pereira

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chief Justice (CJ), The Honourable Dame Janice M. Pereira, DBE, LLB has called for 2020 to be a year of action in all member states and Territories while noting that the Virgin Islands has given a ray of hope in the area of physical structures and equipment necessary for effective judicial work.

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.

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