Appeals court

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal will sit in the Virgin Islands next week. There are six commercial appeals and three civil appeals listed on the docket, including an appeal by former magistrate Charmaine Rosan-Bunbury over her wrongful-dismissal claim against government.

There are also criminal matters scheduled, including an appeal by Violet “Letty” Hodge against her conviction for conspiracy to import a controlled drug, and an appeal by Jessroy McKelly against his murder conviction. Also on the docket are Delta Petroleum’s ongoing dispute with the BVI Electricity Corporation over whether Delta had the right to cancel its contract with the BVIEC, and a commercial dispute involving whether foreign attorneys can have their costs covered when assisting in cases in the VI. In both of these cases, parties will seek leave to appeal to the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

Antigua conference

BVI Investment Club officials Margaret Penn and Meade Malone will be feature presenters at the inaugural Finance Investment Trade and Innovation Investment Conference in Antigua and Barbuda on July 13. The conference, which is themed “creating an innovative finance and investment culture,” will provide attendees with advice on how to create investment clubs. For more information go to www.ifitinn.com or call 268-720-7267.

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