The May 2014 criminal assizes are due to begin at the Roseau High Court before Justice Birnie Stephenson next week with some 32 matters listed, nearly half of which were traversed matters.

Of the defendants indicted, causing grievous bodily harm and wounding lead the list closely followed by sex related matters. There were two cases of causing death by dangerous driving, burglary and theft and a case of money laundering.

Director of Public Prosecutions Evelina Baptiste will lead the State's prosecution team.

The assizes begin on Wednesday May 14.