All Saints court to resume hearing cases today

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Operations of the All Saints Magistrate’s Court will resume today when the court reopens from its temporary location in Herberts.

The sessions will be held in a building located on the compound of the Antigua and Barbuda Transport Board (ABTB) from 9:30 this morning, with Ngaio Emanuel-Edwards as the presiding Magistrate.

The court was moved from its original location at the All Saints Police Station to facilitate repairs by the Ministry of Works. That Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Clarence Pilgrim, handed over the keys of the relocated facility to Minister of Legal Affairs and Justice Steadroy Benjamin during a ceremony early last week.

Benjamin stated then that the court’s move is part of his government’s effort to ensure the necessary mechanisms are in place so that magistrates would be able to dispense justice in comfortable surroundings.

After repairs have been completed to the building that permanently houses the court, hearing of District B matters will again be heard in All Saints. The Traffic Court will also be housed at Herberts.

Meanwhile, a ceremony will be held shortly to mark the temporary relocation of the St John’s Magistrates’ Court to the recently built “Knuckle Block” sports complex in Gray’s Farm.

The move from the city center to Grays Farm is also for the purpose of effecting repairs to the building that houses several courtrooms on High Street.

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