The Supreme Court, located on rue Edith Cavell in Port-Louis, is the scene of an unusual situation this morning. The building, which houses several courtrooms, was plunged into darkness due to a power cut, the reasons for which are still unknown. As a result, all those involved in cases due to be heard by the court this morning are outside the building, waiting for the power to be restored.
The public and lawyers have been instructed to leave the premises. Cases on the agenda have been suspended and will be adjourned, according to staff. The acting Master and Registrar has issued a press release afterwards. It says: “By order of the Ag Chief Justice members of the legal profession and the public are informed that due to an interruption in the electricity supply at the Supreme Court, Cnr Desroches and Edith Cavell Streets, today 14th of September 2023, all cases scheduled before the Supreme Court on the 14th of September 2023 have been postponed and will be rescheduled. Any urgent query to be addressed on the following phone numbers: 5758 7411/ 5769 0998. Any inconvenience is deeply regretted.”