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Poor juror turnout as Circuit Court Easter term kicks off

Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2016 | 3:19 PM

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Only 82 persons turned up today to serve as jurors in the current Easter term of the Home Circuit Court.

According to Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn, this is from the 1,800 summonses that were prepared and sent out.

Llewellyn, who was speaking this morning during the opening of the new term, revealed that 1,000 summonses were sent to the police to be served while 800 were sent out by mail.

However, she said only 182 summonses were served by the police.

There was no word yet on whether there was any responses to the summonses that were mailed out.

"Eighty-two jurors have turned up to serve the four courtrooms in the coming weeks," Llewellyn said.