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Legal year to open on Monday


TWELVE murders are included on the Calendar of Cases set to be heard at the Continuous Sessions from October to December in the new Barbados Supreme Court, Whitepark Road, St. Michael.
Other cases include kidnapping, sexual intercourse with a girl under 14; aggravated burglary, theft, possession of firearm, buggery, drugs, inflicting serious bodily harm, rape and indecent assault.
The Legal Year 2009-2010 opens on Monday, with a service at James Street Methodist Church, St. Michael, at 9 a.m.
The sermon will be
delivered by the Rev. William Wattey, former Connexional President of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas.
It will be an historic moment following the service when the new Barbados Supreme Court at Whitepark Road, St. Michael, opens its doors for the first time to judges and others in the judicial system.
It will also be the first time that Barbadosí Chief Justice, Sir David Simmons will take the Parade at the new Supreme Court.
The Parade, under the command of Superintendent William Yearwood of the Royal Barbados Police Force, will also comprise the Band of the Royal Barbados Police Force, who will give a fanfare to declare the Continuous Session open.
Sir David will inspect the Parade and give an address to open the Legal Year.
Madame Justice Dr. Sonia Richards and Madame Justice Jacqueline Cornelius will be the first to preside over the Continuous Sittings in the new Supreme Court.
Justice Cornelius will hear matters in the No. 3 Supreme Court while Justice Richards will sit in No. 4.
Judicial officers include Director of Public Prosecutions, Charles Leacock, Q.C.; Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Donna Babb-Agard, Q.C.; Anthony Blackman and Wanda Blair, Principal Crown Counsel; Alliston Seale and Roy Hurley, Senior Crown Counsel; and Elwood Watts, and Lancelot Applewhaite, Crown Counsel.

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