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Chuck says telephone system coming for courts despite eight-month delay

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 5:21 PM
Justice Minister Delroy Chuck

Eight months after the cabinet approved a contract for a new telephone system for the courts, the project is yet to materialise.

However, the Justice Ministry is seeking to assure that the system will soon be installed in some 70 courthouses across the island.

For several months, the Sutton Street Court in Kingston and several others have been without a proper telephone system forcing people to find alternative means to contact officials there.

According to the president of the Jamaican Bar Association, Jacqueline Cummings, the lack of a functioning phone system is especially chronic at the Spanish Town Court.


President of the Jamaican Bar Association, Jacqueline Cummings, speaking in Independent Talk on Power 106FM

Speaking this morning on Independent Talk on Power 106FM, the Justice Minister Delroy Chuck acknowledged that the problem is severe.

He also reported that the multimillion-dollar telephone system was yet to be installed because of delays involving telecommunications company FLOW.

But Mr Chuck says the problem has now been rectified.