Share LocalNews Financing of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court by: – June 25, 2019 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! 297 Views no discussions Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Share Discussing the sustainable financing of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC), Dominica and other countries of the Organization of the Easter Caribbean State (OECS) have pledged their commitment for the establishment of a trust fund to finance the court.Resources will be made available to finance the court on the medium to long term road say Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, speaking during the 4th Meeting of the OECS Assembly.“We have as the authorities signaled our intentions of the establishment for a trust fund for the supreme court in order to allow for there to be financing of the court, similar to what we have done to the Caribbean Court of Justice,” herevealed.Further stating “So we’ve asked for a simplified approach to this, in terms of reporting back to us to look at what are the needs of the supreme court and what would be the financing required to finance the court certainly in the medium tolong term; because we have given the firm commitment to the court to ensure that it has the resources at its disposal to dispense justice within our supreme court jurisdiction.”Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Justice Janice Pereira has over the years said that the allotment for the operation of the court coming from the individual member countries’ national budgets is too low and that the financial woes are compounded by late and sometimes short payments of these allotments.The (ECSC) is a superior court of record for the OECS , including six independent states : Antigua and Barbuda , the Commonwealth of Dominica , Grenada , Saint Kitts and Nevis , Saint Lucia , Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and three British Overseas Territories ( Anguilla , British Virgin Islands , and Montserrat ). It has unlimited jurisdiction in each member State.
– Trashes World No.17 Rybáriková in straight setsTHERE seems to be no slowing down of Sachia Vickery, who, since the start of 2018, has been moving upwards in the tennis rankings and on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) circuit.Following her climb to No. 91 in the world at the latest WTA rankings, Vickery dumped Magdaléna Rybáriková out of the Monterrey Open, beating the 2017 Wimbledon semi-finalist and World No. 17-ranked in straight sets (6 – 0, 6 – 3), when the two met yesterday (Friday) in the Quarter-Finals.Vickery will next play the winner between Monica Puig and Tinea Babos.Puig, the 2014 Olympic Champion, had lost to Vickery (7 – 6, 6 – 2, 6 – 1) when the two met at the 2014 Stanford tournament which was won Serena Williams. Vickery was knocked out in the quarter-finals in that tournament by Varvara Lepchenko.Vickery, 22, proved that her steady improvement in the sport is no fluke, when she disposed of Irina Falconi in straight sets 6-1, 6-4, to reach the Round-of-16 at the Abierto GNP Seguros tournament in Monterrey, Mexico.The player, born to Guyanese parents, Paula Liverpool and Rawle Vickery, in her next match at the tournament, easily got rid of Ana Sofía Sánchez, also in straight sets, 6 – 3, 6 – 3.