Cognizant of the effects and devastation the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has created around the world, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), will be closed from today, Monday, March 30, until further notice.
The CCJ said, that in Trinidad and Tobago, where the court is housed, certain restrictions have been implemented to combat the deadly virus, and as such its doors will be closed. Despite this, the regional court said that e-filing via CURIA remains operational.
Further, it said that library queries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and general queries can be forwarded to email@example.com. The CCJ added that it remains guided by the government of Trinidad and Tobago and stands in solidarity with the Caribbean as we work together to overcome this global pandemic.
Following the spread of the virus across the Caribbean, the court had implemented several safety measures which included the cancellation of its 12th annual law moot which was scheduled for March 19-20, the cancellation of tours, restricted access to members of the public, the screening of visitors, among other things.
With its borders closed, Trinidad and Tobago has registered some 57 COVID-19 cases, with two deaths occurring.