(SKNIS): The Sir Llewellyn Lee Moore Legal and Judicial Complex is undergoing repairs today but will reopen for business on April 28, 2016.
On Tuesday 26th April 2016 shortly after 2:00 p.m., the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs was alerted that there was smoke emanating from the roof of the Sir Lee L Moore Judicial Complex on Independence Square Street, Basseterre. The building houses the High Court, High Court Registry and the Magistrate’s Department.
The Fire and Rescue Department and the Public Works Department were immediately contacted in response to the situation. A joint assessment by both departments indicated that remedial works needed to be carried out to the wiring of the air conditioning units. The Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs has made the necessary arrangements with the Public Works Department to carry out and complete the remedial works needed today April 27, 2016.
Taking into consideration the safety of the staff and of the public documents housed at the court building, the decision was taken to close the court building for one day, that is, today to facilitate the remedial works to be carried out. The court is expected to re-open for business tomorrow April 28, 2016.
The Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs apologises to the general public for any inconvenience caused.