St. John’s Antigua- Tuesday September 18 is the date set for the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court’s commencement of the new Law Year 2012/2013.
That’s according to a release from the Registrar’s Division of the High Court of Justice here.
The usual ceremonial opening is expected to take place in the form of simultaneous special sittings in all the nine member states and territories of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States.
The proceedings in Antigua & Barbuda will begin with a church service at Ebenezer Methodist Church, St Mary’s Street, starting at 8 am, followed by a procession to the High Court of Justice where the formal court sitting will be held at 10 am.
“The chief justice’s opening address, which is considered the main event, will be delivered by her ladyship, Janice M Pereira, acting chief justice, at 10 am, from the High Court of Justice in St Vincent & the Grenadines, where the Court of Appeal will be holding its first scheduled sitting for the New Law Year,” the communiqué read. “The address will be carried live via simulcast to the other member states and territories of the OECS and will also be broadcast throughout the region via the local media.”
The public is encouraged to participate in the ceremonial opening of the Law Year 2012/2013 by attending the Ebenezer Methodist Church service at the and/or the special sitting of the court at the High Court of Justice, Parliament Drive.