Court management service admits problems with equipment
The Court Management Service has admitted that the work of court reporters has been affected by malfunctioning equipment.
The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre reported that some reporters were being barred from going on leave because they have not finished certain duties.
The reporters cited problems with laptops and other equipment.
In a release yesterday, the Court Management Services said two of its 42 reporters have reported malfunctioning laptops.
The management service says processes are being undertaken to replace one and repair the other.
It says there is no policy which bars reporters from taking vacation leave.
However, it said there has been a practice of reporters completing their reports before taking their leave.
The reporters serve the Supreme Court in downtown, Kingston.