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BVI to start filing, managing court cases online

Filing and managing court matters in the British Virgin Islands is soon expected to run more efficiently with the implementation of an online portal.

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and territories rolled out the initiative in a bid to improve the overall service delivery in the region.

The BVI alongside Saint Lucia and Anguilla will be among the first to implement the website being dubbed the ‘E-litigation Portal’.

Among other benefits, the E-litigation Portal is promising reduced operational costs for participating jurisdictions. The convenience of online access is also being hailed as a benefit.

The portal will be available to all levels of the court such as the Magistrate’s Court and High Court. Members of the public will also be able to access the portal at any time via smart devices such as cell phones, computers, and tablets.

The portal will be launched on Monday at the Commercial Court in Road Town. It will be available for public use by mid-November.

More about the online portal

Singapore’s Crimson Logic Limited developed the region’s e-litigation portal. However, the OECS member states had their say throughout its creation from its design to the development and testing phases.

The office of the Chief Justice will be training court workers on how to utilize the new online system.

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