08 October 2004
Registration of marriage

Registration of marriage


The Marriage ContractMatters pertaining to marriage are contained in the Marriage Act, Chapter 173 of the Laws of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Revi...
01 October 2004
Registration of deaths

Registration of deaths


When a person dies in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the death must be registered. The informant must first obtain a medical certificate from a regis...
24 September 2004
Insertion of father’s name

Insertion of father’s name


An unmarried father might not have consented to have his name on the birth record of his child at the time of registration. If he decides to have his ...
17 September 2004
Birth records in focus

Birth records in focus


Late registrationIf the parents of a child fail to report the birth within a year and the registrar receives that information thereafter, the informat...
10 September 2004
Registration of Birth

Registration of Birth


The focus was on the court for the last few weeks. I will return to it soon after a short review of chapter 179 of the Laws of St. Vincent and the Gre...
03 September 2004
Case management

Case management


The most innovative aspect of the Civil Procedure Rules 2000 (CPR2000) is its provision for case management conferences. It must be noted that case ma...
27 August 2004
Civil Procedure Rules 2000

Civil Procedure Rules 2000


Procedures in the civil court are regulated by the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR2000). However, these rules do not apply to (a) family proceedings, (b) i...
20 August 2004
The High Court

The High Court


The High Court has both civil (private right) and criminal jurisdiction. In its civil jurisdiction the judge sits without a jury on a wide range of ma...
13 August 2004
The Judiciary

The Judiciary


The system of government in St. Vincent and the Grenadines subscribes to the doctrine of separation of powers. This dictates the division of governmen...