High Court judge appointed to Saint Lucia’s new Commercial Division

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High Court judge appointed to Saint Lucia’s new Commercial Division

PRESS RELEASE – The local business community as well as consumers, can look forward to having their business disputes settled in a timely manner as a result of the appointment of High Court Judge Mrs. Cadie St. Rose-Albertini who will preside over such matters effective July 1st for the next three years.

The appointment of the high court judge is regarded as a significant milestone towards the implementation of ‘a forum to resolve business disputes quickly, effectively and fairly in order to attract investment and promote private sector growth’ as identified by the Prime Minister in the 2013/2014 budget.

In 2014, the Technical Secretariat of the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC) and the Ministry of Legal Affairs, with support from Compete Caribbean embarked on the design of the Commercial Division to the High Court based on the experiences of a similar court in the British Virgin Islands which has been internationally recognized as a good model. The design is now complete and the NCPC as well as the Ministry is in the process of taking the necessary steps to establish the Division.

The new Division, which is anticipated to formally open before the end of the year, is expected to increase the efficiency of the legal system to settle commercial matters, including commercial contract disputes.

Compete Caribbean is supporting the implementation of the Division, including providing technical support for the revision of the Civil Code, Insolvency Act and other changes required to the legislative framework. It will also assist in equipping the court over the upcoming months.

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  1. My fellow are really acting like ideots. don't you stupids know that if you free up the court of business matters, you allow it more time to deal with matters maybe those affecting the mal away? We seem unable to discuss in this forum in a sensible way any thing that has to do with our homeland. Shame, shame, shame!

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    • starting with you: the name calling is not the way in starting the conversation...clean up your act.

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    • Shame on you by the way I may be an idiot but not an ideot. I guess that describes someone who can't spell. What about freeing up the Criminal Courts which deal with daily issues of freedom and justice thus freeing up the Commercial courts. Why does the man ordinary man always have to wait for the "trickle down" effect. Are you forgetting about the hundreds of people languishing in remand and the victims awaiting justice. I guess you are saying wait until the judge deals with someone's contract first then deal with the Criminal Courts. That would be the real shame.

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  2. Ah, looking after the business folks. What about the criminal division. You cannot have cases 5, 6 8 years waiting for atrila date. That is breeding monsters in Bordelais which will comwe back to haunt and bite society

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  3. What about the Criminal Court where the malayway suffer whether they are defendants or victims. I guess money comes first.

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  4. GOOD MOVE.
    LET'S HOPE THAT THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT, WHICH WILL FALL UNDER THE AMBIT OF THIS COMMERCIAL DIVISION, WILL BE PROCLAIMED IN THIS FINANCIAL YEAR.

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    • LOL LOL LOL LOL whats the JOKE THE MORE THINGS CHANGE THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME LOL I ONLY HOPE THAT COURT IS FAIR AND UNBIASED THE 80% of decisions reached by the oecs court of appeal are overturned when they reach the privy council CORRUPTION POLITICAL INTERFEARANCE

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