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The Magistrates’ Courts

The Magistrates’ Courts are courts of summary jurisdiction. They exercise original jurisdiction in Criminal, Civil, Domestic, Domestic Violence and Juvenile matters in accordance with the Magistrates Court Act, Cap.116 A. Magistrates also have jurisdiction to hear matters relating to Coroner’s inquests, liquor licences and perform civil marriages.

The jurisdiction of the Magistrates is limited both geographically and according to the value of the subject matter of the dispute. In the exercise of their civil jurisdiction Magistrates can hear and determine any action founded in contract or tort where the debt, demand or claim does not exceed Bds $10,000.00. However, by virtue of section 45 (2) of the Severance Payments Act, Cap. 355 A, Magistrates have unlimited original jurisdiction in civil wrongful dismissal actions.

LOCATION OF THE MAGISTRATES’ COURTS:

St. Michael
District’A’ Traffic (Coleridge Street)
District’A’ Criminal (Coleridge Street)
District’A’ Civil (St.Matthias)
District’A’ Juvenile (Roebuck Street)
District’A’ Domestic (Roebuck Street)
Coroner’s Court (Island wide jurisdiction-Roebuck Street)
Christ Church
District ‘B’ Magistrate’s Court (Oistins)
St. George
District ‘B’ Magistrate’s Court (Boarded Hall)
St. Philip
District ‘C’ Magistrate’s Court (St. Matthias Court Complex)
St. John
District ‘C’ Magistrate’s Court (St. Matthias Court Complex)
St. Thomas
District ‘D’ Magistrate’s Court (St. Thomas)
St. Peter
District ‘E’ Magistrate’s Court (St. Peter) (Holetown)
St. James
District ‘E’ Magistrate’s Court (St. James) (Holetown)
St. Lucy
District ‘E’ Magistrate’s Court (St. Lucy) (Holetown)
St. Joseph
District ‘F’ Magistrate’s Court (Tamarind Hall, St. Joseph)
St. Andrew
District ‘F’ Belleplaine Magistrate’s Court (District ‘D’ St. Thomas)

ASSIGNMENT OF MAGISTRATES:

St. Michael
District ‘A’ Criminal Court No: 1 (Coleridge Street)
His Worship
Mr. Douglas Frederick
District ‘A’ Criminal Court No: 2 (Coleridge Street)
Her Worship
Mrs. Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant
District ‘A’ Traffic (Coleridge Street)
His Worship
Mr. Graveney Bannister
District ‘A’ Civil (St. Matthias)
His Worship
Mr. Christopher Birch
District ‘A’ Juvenile (Roebuck Street)
Her Worship
Miss. Manila Renee
District ‘A’ Domestic (St. Matthias Complex)
His Worship
Mr. Wayne Clarke
Coroner’s Court (Island wide jurisdiction-Roebuck Street)
Her Worship
Miss. Manila Renee
Christ Church
District ‘B’ Magistrate’s Court (Oistins)

Her Worship

St. George
District ‘B’ Magistrate’s Court (Boarded Hall)
Her Worship
Mrs. Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell
St. Philip
District ‘C’ Magistrate’s Court (St. Matthias)

His Worship

St. John
District ‘C’ Magistrate’s Court (St. Matthias)
His Worship
Mr. Christopher Birch
St. Thomas
District ‘D’ Magistrates Court (St. Thomas)
His Worship
Mr. Ian Weekes
St. Peter
District ‘E’ Magistrate’s Court (St Peter) (Holetown)
Her Worship
Mrs. Wanda Blair
St. James
District ‘E’ Magistrate’s Court (St. James) (Holetown)
Her Worship
Mrs. Wanda Blair
St. Lucy
District ’E’ Magistrate’s Court (St. Lucy) (Holetown)
Her Worship
Mrs. Wanda Blair
St. Joseph
District ‘F’ Magistrate’s Court (Tamarind Hall, St. Joseph)

His Worship

St. Andrew
District ‘F’ Belleplaine Magistrate’s Court (District’D’ St. Thomas)
His Worship
Mr. Ian Weekes

HOURS OF WORK:
Mondays to Saturdays 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Hours can be varied with the consent of all parties.
There are no sittings on Sundays and public holidays.

TELEPHONE NUMBERS:

310-4591 District ‘A’ Criminal (Coleridge Street, St. Michael
 310-4591 District ‘A’ Traffic (Coleridge Street, St. Michael)
429-6870  District ‘A’ Civil (St. Matthias, Christ Church)
 228-4701 District ‘A’ Domestic (St. Matthias , Christ Church)
 429-4292 Coroner’s Court (Roebuck Street, St. Michael)
 428-2885 District ‘B’ Oistins Magistrate’s Court (Oistins,Christ Church)
 428-2886 District ‘B’  Oistins Magistrate’s Court (Oistins, Christ Church)
 437-4317 District ‘B’ Magistrate’s Court (Boarded Hall, St. George)
 228-4708 District ‘C’ Magistrate’s Court (St. Matthias, Christ Church)
 425-1593 District ‘D’ Magistrates Court (Rock Hall, St. Thomas)
 432-0985  District ‘E’ Magistrate’s Court – St. Peter/St. Lucy (Holetown, St. James)
 432-0986 District ‘E’ Holetown Magistrate’s Court (Holetown, St James)
 433-1501 District ‘F’ Magistrate’s Court (Tamarind Hall, St. Joseph)
 425-1593 District ‘F’ Belleplaine Magistrate’s Court (District ‘D’ St. Thomas)