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District A Courts closed

District A Courts closed
The Court Buildings at Coleridge Street, The City. (FILE)

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The District A Magistrate’s Courts at Coleridge Street, The City, are now closed for contact tracing and testing.

Attorney General Dale Marshall told Nation News a maid attached to the complex tested positive for COVID-19. The buildings were already cleaned and arrangements are being made for other staff to undergo testing for the virus.

On Tuesday night, it was announced that Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes would be sitting at the District D Magistrates’ Court, Cane Garden, St Thomas, where he would deal with new charge sheets and all COVID-19 matters. He is scheduled to be there until January 14, 2021.

That same media release said all Magistrates’ Courts, with the exception of District ‘A’ and District ‘B’, would be sitting.

Weekes presided over matters at District D on Wednesday, including the high profile case of Brit Zara Holland who was charged with breaking quarantine laws.

READ: Bail set at $20 000 for Zara Holland

In the meantime, the Registrar of the Supreme Court advises that in light of the closure of the District A Magistrates Courts until January 12, there will be changes to the registration of deaths and death certificates.

Members of the public can submit the relevant information and queries via email ([email protected]) to the legal assistant for the respective districts. Dates for collection will be given via email and original documentation must be presented on date of collection. (PR/SAT)