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To provide sound, timely judgements and efficient court services in an environment where all stakeholders are valued.

4. What makes a person eligible to serve Jury Duty?

No person who-

(a)        is not a Commonwealth citizen; or

(b)       Cannot speak, read and write English; or

(c)        is at the date on which he is required to serve as a juror-

(i)  a person awaiting trial in a Parish Court for an indictable offense; or

(ii)  a person in respect of whom a preliminary inquiry into an indictable offense is pending or who has been committed for trial for such an offense; or

(d) has been convicted of treason or any offense for which he has been sentenced to imprisonment (by whatever name called) for a period in excess of six months, unless he has received a free pardon, shall be qualified to serve on juries.


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