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The Hon. Chief Justice Vincent Lunabek has issued the Court recess order for 2018/ 2019. The Court recess period commences on 19th December 2018 and ends on Friday 25th January 2019.

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ORDER FOR 2018/2019 COURTS RECESS

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by Rule 18 of the Civil Procedure Rules 2002, I HEREBY make the following ORDERS:

1. That the Court Recess for 2018/2019 shall be from 19 December 2018 to 25th January 2019.

2. That this Order shall apply to all courts.

3. That during the recess period, there will be no court sittings, except for cases or matters and/or situations requiring urgent court sittings or hearings and under the conditions set in paragraph 3 of the Practice Note No.01 of 2015. (see a copy is herewith attached).

4. That the Court Registries shall be closed from 19th December 2018 to 14th January 2019.

5. Court cases already listed for hearing (if any) during the recess period shall still be on unless directed otherwise by the Presiding Judicial Officer.

6. That during the Recess period, Duty Judges and Magistrates will be provided only for cases requiring urgent court sittings or hearings and under the conditions set in paragraph 3 of the Practice Note No.01 of 2015. (Referred to above):-

(i) Duty Judges can be contacted on 7744066 (Acting Chief Registrar).

(ii) Duty Magistrates can be contacted on 7768971 (Acting Chief Magistrate).

7. That the Courts shall officially open on Friday 25th January 2019.

8. That this Order comes into force on the date of its signature.

DATED AT Port Vila this 5TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2018.

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HON. VINCENT LUNABEK
CHIEF JUSTICE