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(Antigua Observer) Attorney General Steadroy Benjamin has responded to calls from a veteran attorney, that the government should pay its arrears to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC).

Benjamin stated that payments are being made on a regular basis, but that Antigua & Barbuda and other countries served by the ECSC have longstanding arrears.

Last week, during the Special Sitting to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ECSC, Sir Gerald Watt QC, who is also Speaker of the House, said the indebtedness to the court is crippling its operations.

However, Benjamin said that the government continues to pay, but noted that the millions owed, is the result of arrears incurred by all nine countries that the court serves.

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