Toxic mould shuts Supreme Court Registry
The Supreme Court Registry has been temporarily moved to the Dame Lois Browne-Evans building after toxic mould was detected in the Front Street premises.
The discovery has also led to the closure of Supreme Court 3, with several criminal hearings from Friday and yesterday being moved to Supreme Court 1 today.
A circular sent out by Registrar Shade Subair Williams said that the health and safety of staff and the public was a “priority”.
“From Tuesday [yesterday] the new temporary location of the Registry will be in the Dame Lois Browne-Evans building on the third floor where the Supreme Court Family Division is currently located,” Ms Subair Williams said.
The operation of Commercial Courts 1 and 2 shall be unaffected by the relocation of the registry, neither will the operation of the Supreme Court in its Family Jurisdiction.
Ms Subair Williams said that all criminal matters would proceed in the Sessions House in Supreme Court 1 until further notice. She added: “All files currently located at 113 Front Street shall remain in that location pending a mould decontamination process. This was necessarily impacting the general administration of the Registry and the Judiciary.
“However, the health and safety of Registry staff and members of the public is a priority.”