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February 17th, 2022
Alcedo Tyson granted $200K bail after nearly 10 years behind bars

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- When Judge Richard Floyd opted to grant murder accused Alcedo Tyson aka 'Cedo' bail in the sum of $200,000 with two sureties and conditions, there were a number of factors that were considered, namely, that he was behind bars for nearly 10 years already, that he was not considered a flight risk and the prolonged delay in the re-trail by the Crown.

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.

May 19th, 2021
High Court dismisses bail application for Nyron Erickson!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- High Court Judge Richard G. Floyd dismissed a bail application for Nyron Erickson on the grounds that he could flee from the Virgin Islands if granted bail.

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.

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 12th, 2020
Court rules that Dr Denzil L. Douglas vacate seat in parliament immediately

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, WI- The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) of Appeal in Castries, Saint Lucia, in a judgment handed down today, March 12, 2020, ruled that Dr Denzil L. Douglas, Leader of the St Kitts and Nevis Opposition Labour Party and Parliamentary Representative for St Christopher Six, must vacate his seat in the National Assembly with immediate effect.

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 20th, 2020
Dr Rawle R. Hannibal loses court appeal against BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Political figure and businessman Dr Rawle R. Hannibal recently suffered another loss in his civil suit against the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) for medical negligence.

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