BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — The newly constructed Annex of the Sir Lee L. Moore Judicial and Legal Complex will be outfitted with furniture, appliances, and other amenities to make it functional following the completion of construction in late December. As an annex of the Sir Lee L. Moore Judicial and Legal Complex, the additional court will help in the speedy administration of Justice.
The two-story building will house a third Magistrate’s Court Chamber in District A, a court-connected Mediation Centre, and a Law Library. When fully operational, the services available in the Annex will significantly strengthen the administration of justice.
Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, the Honourable Vincent Byron Jr., conducted a brief walk-through of the building on January 12. He said that the rule of law is the glue that holds a strong democratic society together and that St. Kitts and Nevis continues to receive high grades as it relates to the administration of justice.
“We are proud that under this administration we have been able to consistently give to our people the confidence that they are living in a society that is just, one in which everyone has access to justice and can get their grievances settled,” said Hon. Byron.
The building boasts many modern features including: closed-circuit cameras for security purposes, and will enable virtual court hearings. People will also be able to connect to several online legal systems such as LexisNexis to conduct research.
Byron commended the contractor B. C. Audain and Associates for the excellent work in constructing the building.
“Mr. Audain has produced a building that we all should be proud of,” said Hon. Byron. “It’s one which we feel very, very good about and is the type of public building that we need to establish ourselves as a small, modern, young democracy.”