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Legal Year Officially Opens, with Changes Forecast

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Legal Year of the country’s judiciary is officially opened. A ceremony marking the event was held on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.  The ceremonies included a Church Service at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street; Inspection of the Guard on George Street; and a Special Sitting to mark the opening in the Compass Ballroom of Margaritaville Beach Resort (chosen as a venue because of flooding in the Supreme Court Building on Bank Lane).  On Sunday, January 8, members of the Judiciary worshiped at the annual Red Mass held at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, conducted by Roman Catholic Archbishop of Nassau, the Most Reverend Patrick C. Pinder. He was assisted by Rev’d Glen Nixon and Deacon Samuel Mitchell.  Presiding over the church service at Christ ...

Training Centre Officially Opened at the Bahamas Judicial Education Institute

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The country’s Judiciary reached a major milestone with its opening on Friday, June 24, of the Bahamas Judicial Education Institute’s (BJEI) Training Centre.  The newly commissioned training centre will be instrumental in fulfilling the need for preparation of judicial officers and their staff, and thereby enhance the delivery of justice in the country. Creation of the training centre was facilitated by a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank and executed through the Ministry of National Security via its Citizen Security & Justice Programme (CSJP). The commissioning ceremony was held at the Bahamas Judicial Education Institute, Charlotte House, downtown.  In attendance were: Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree, Minister of National Security the Hon. Wayne Munroe,...