Members of the public are asked to note that the Supreme Court and Magistrates’ Courts will be closed on Monday, June 18, and Tuesday, June 19, to allow the judiciary, prosecutors and attorneys to attend a training seminar on the Law of Evidence.
However, the District “A” Magistrates’ Court will continue to hear new charge sheets during this period, while the offices of the Magistrates’ Courts will also remain open.
The opening ceremony for the seminar will be held at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, Aquatic Gap, St. Michael, on Monday, June 18, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson, and Australia’s Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), John Pilbeam, will address participants.
The seminar is designed to provide guidance on recent developments in Australian law on which the Evidence Act of Barbados is based. It is anticipated that it would also assist in the streamlining of the island’s trial process, particularly in respect of the introduction of items into evidence.
It is geared towards members of the Judiciary, Magistracy, Police Prosecutors and attorneys from the Department of Public Prosecutions, the Solicitor General’s Chambers and the Barbados Bar Association.