Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 04, 2015 (SKNIS St. Kitts and Nevis will soon join other Eastern Caribbean States, with the addition of a second court house under the Halls of Justice Project, said the Honourable Vincent Byron, Attorney General, during the Government’s weekly television and radio programme “Working for You” on Wednesday, December 02.
The attorney general noted that this justice project was supported by former Chief Justice, Sir Hugh Rawlins.
“There has been as it was a plan to introduce new halls of justices throughout the Caribbean,” he said. “St. Kitts and Nevis has had preliminary discussions and plans. It is more of a medium term plan and one would hope that once we are able to settle the current system, we can turn our attention to, as it was, doing plans and getting the correct support and financing to have as it was a proper halls of justice project that will cooperate not just with the High Court, but the Magistrates Court as well.”
The Honourable Vincent Byron revealed that they are hoping to start this project later down in the Government’s term.
The project which is financed by grant funds from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) consists of three stages. These include the final designing and costing phase, followed by the tendering, then construction phases.
The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) is a superior court of record for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), including six independent states namely, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as three British Overseas Territories which include Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands and Monserrat.