OPENING OF THE LEGAL YEAR SPEECH 2024
My Lords, My Ladies, other Judicial Officers, Mr. Attorney, President of the
Bahamas Bar Association and members of Bar Council, Counsel and Attorneys, invited
guests, ladies and gentlemen. Under the Supreme Court Act the sittings of the Court
commence on the second Wednesday in the month of January. Yesterday’s observance
of the Majority Rule Day holiday delayed the usual statutory Wednesday fixture to today.
The size of bench and bar has caused us to outgrow our traditional accommodation in
the main Supreme Court. It is expected that the new Supreme Court Complex, which the
Honourable Attorney-General has spoken to, will provide for a suitable space from which
special sittings and other convocations of this nature can take place.