Supreme Court Halls of Justice

May 25, 2009

 

No. 10/09-BD

 

CDB TO FINANCE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SUPREME COURT

HALLS OF JUSTICE FEASIBILITY STUDY

 

The Government of Grenada is to receive a technical assistance grant equivalent to USD900,000 from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on behalf of the member countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). 

 

These funds are to assist with financing a feasibility study and preparation of concept designs for the construction of new and upgraded court facilities in the OECS member countries.  The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court is headquartered in St. Lucia, with Registry offices in nine member countries.  This project will be one step towards the achievement of modern physical infrastructure for an integrated Supreme Court and Magistracy.

 

The Halls of Justice facilities are expected to provide housing for the High Court, the Court of Appeal, other specialised divisions of the Supreme Court, the Registries, Law Libraries, Jury Rooms, Magistrates’ Courts, holding cells, administrative offices and private rooms for lawyer/client consultation.

 

Consultants engaged through these grant resources will be expected to undertake feasibility studies, including preparation of concept designs and indicative costs estimates for the proposed facilities.  In addition, the grant will finance the cost of a Project Director for a period of twelve months, and a stakeholders’ conference at the conclusion of the feasibility study.