Magistracy Adjusts Operating Hours

Friday, 1 May 2020 - 9:41am

The public is advised that beginning Monday, May 4, the Magistracy will operate between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday until further notice. 

Nikolai Brathwaite And Dekembe Parsons Charged

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 - 1:25pm

Nikolai Brathwaite and Dekembe Parsons were sentenced for violation of the curfew during a sitting of The Magistrates’ Court held via video-conferencing on April 20. 

Courts Meeting Remotely During Territory’s Lockdown

Wednesday, 8 April 2020 - 9:52am

The Criminal Court has heard two matters over three sittings while the Magistrate’s Court has dealt with one matter despite the 14-day, 24-hour lockdown.

Emergency Measures in Place for the Magistracy in Light of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Monday, 23 March 2020 - 5:45pm

Please see Circular attached.

Circular 4 of 2020-Continuity of Operations for Supreme Court, Magistracy and the Royal VI Police Force in light of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Thursday, 19 March 2020 - 6:25pm

Please find attached the Office of the Deputy Governor Circular No. 4 of 2020...

Deputy Governor Begins Consultation On Jury Reform

Thursday, 27 February 2020 - 3:42pm

Deputy Governor, Mr. David Archer, Jr. met last week with Registrar of the Supreme Court, Mrs. Erica Smith- Penn to discuss the way forward in returning the Jury Bill to the House of Assembly.

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Celebrates 53 Years

Friday, 21 February 2020 - 4:56pm

A week of activities has been planned by the BVI Supreme Court in conjunction with the BVI Bar Association to mark the 53rd Anniversary of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.    

Acting DPP Presents On BVI’s Criminal Justice System

Thursday, 20 February 2020 - 4:07pm

Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, Mrs. Tiffany Scatliffe-Esprit, LL.M. made a presentation on the BVI’s Criminal Justice System at a leadership meeting with officials from Her Majesty’s Customs and the United States Virgin Islands’ Department of Justice.

Statement by Deputy Governor, Mr. David Archer, Jr. On the Impartiality of our Judiciary In Matters before the Court

Thursday, 16 January 2020 - 10:09am

In any society, an independent and honourable judiciary is indispensable to justice. This system of Government was built by noble men and women who ensured that the integrity and independence of the judiciary was preserved throughout the years of its existence. 

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