Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court anniversary exhibition opens

The Governor-General of St Kitts and Nevis Sir Tapley Seaton opens the exhibition.

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) had concluded its 50th anniversary celebrations with the opening of an exhibit on the history of the Supreme Court

The ECSC was established in 1967, and St Kitts and Nevis Attorney General Vincent Byron said that the exhibit is important for the public to understand how the court system operates.

“One would hope that the citizens of St Kitts and Nevis do come and have an opportunity to look at what has happened and how the court has functioned as an equal partner of government,” he said.

“The court is an equal partner in keeping the community and society together and making sure that we have a stable and democratic country.”

The exhibition encompasses biographies of past chief justices, various judicial documents, and artefacts from the Caribbean court system.

It will be open to the public in St Kitts until 14 March. 14th March. The exhibition moves to Nevis on Friday, 16 March.

Chief Justice, Dame Janice M Pereira, encouraged the general public to take advantage of the open exhibition as it has a wealth of information on how the court works.

“It affords the opportunity for the public to gain a fuller appreciation for the work of the court and the way in which the court has developed over the years,” she added.

The ribbon cutting was spearheaded by the Governor-General Sir Tapley Seaton, who led the delegation of distinguished guests into the exhibit.

The 50th anniversary activities began in September 2017, and included the publication of a magazine, mock trial, primary school visits, panel discussions, a health walk and various fund raising activities.

The theme for the 50th anniversary celebration is “Celebrating the past, embracing the future.”


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