No. 17 of 2000. The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court 1 ANTIGUA
(Amendment) Act 2000. AND
[ L.S. ]
James B. Carlisle,
28th December, 2000.
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
No. 17 of 2000
AN ACT to amend Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Act
[28th December, 20001
ENACTED by the Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda as
1. This Act may be cited as the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Short title.
Court (Amendment) Act 2000.
2. The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Act Cap. 143, in Amendment of
this Act referred to as the principal Act, is amended in section 2 ~~~~o!',- inter-
by inserting in their alphabetical order the following -
" "Master" means a Master of the Supreme Court."
"Plaintiff' includes claimant and every person asking any
relief (otherwise than by way of counter claim as a defen-
dant) against any other person by any form of proceeding
ANTIGUA 2 The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court No. 17 of 2000.
AND (Amendment) Act 2000.
whether the proceeding is by action, suit, petition, mo-
tion, summons, fixed date claim or otherwise".
Insertion of section 3. The principal Act is amended by inserting after section
12A Jurisdiction of the following - Master.
"' risdiction of 12A. (1) Masters shall exercise the author-
Master. ity and jurisdiction of a Judge of the High
Court sitting in chambers and such other au-
thority and jurisdiction as may from time to
time be assigned by Rules of Court made un-
der section 17 of the Courts Order."
(2) Where a Master has and exercises ju-
risdiction in relation to any matter, the Master
shall have all the powers, rights, immunities
and priviledges of a Judge in relation to such
Amendment of 4. Section 3 1 of the principal Act is amended by the deletion
section 3' Appeals of subsection (3) and the substitution of the following -
from the High
Court in Civil at-
ten. "(3) For the purposes of subsection (2), Judge means
Judge of the High Court and where the context adrmts,
includes a Master."
Amendment of 5. Section 83 of the principal Act is amended by the re-
section 83 -
interloutory appli- peal of subsections (1) and (2) and the substitution of the
cation. following -
" "(1) In the absence of a Judge or Master, any in-
terlocutory or other application, which may be made to
a Judge in Chambers or to a Master, may be reduced to
writing and delivered, posted or sent by facsimile or
other electronic means by the Registrar to the Judge or
to the Master, together with such affidavits and other
documents as are required by the Rules of Court.
(2) The written order of the Judge or Master, shall
be transmitted to the Registrar and shall be deemed to
be the Order of the Court."
No. 17 of 2000. The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court 3 ANTIGUA
(Amendment) Act 2000. AND
Passed the House of Representatives Passed the Senate this 2 1st day
this 9th day of November, 2000. of November, 2000.
S. Walker, S. Walker,
Clerk to the House of Representatives. Clerk to the Senate.
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