OPENING OF THE NEW LAW YEAR 2023

On Tuesday 10th January 2023, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court will mark the commencement of the New Law Year 2023 with its traditional Ceremonial Opening proceedings under the theme “The ECSC: Navigating the Changing Tides”. This year the host Territory is Anguilla, where the first scheduled sitting for the Court of Appeal for 2023 will take place.

The Ceremonial Opening will commence with a church service in each Member State and Territory followed by the procession to the High Court where the formal Special Sitting of the Court will be held. 

In Dominica, the Church Service will be held at the Truth and Grace Fellowship Global on Independence Street, Roseau commencing at 8:00 a.m. This will be followed by the procession to the High Court of Justice on the Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Boulevard where the inspection of the Guard of Honour will be conducted, followed by the Special Sitting at 10:00 a.m.

In similar fashion to the past 2 years, there will be one Special Sitting throughout the 9 Member States and Territories. The Chief Justice, Her Ladyship, Dame Janice M. Pereira, DBE, LL.D, will deliver the feature address appearing live from the Court in Anguilla along with the other speakers from Anguilla, while the speakers from the other 8 Member States and Territories will appear remotely. The Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, Ms.Sherma Dalrymple will address the sitting as Dominica’s representative.

The Special Sitting will be live streamed via the Court’s Website and Facebook Page.

The public is encouraged to participate in the Ceremonial Opening of the Law Year 2023 by either attending the church service or by watching and listening to the Special Sitting on the various media platforms.

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