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New building renovated for Coroner’s and Special Coroner’s Courts

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 6:34 PM
In this 2015 file photo, firefighters respond to a blaze that damaged the Coroner's Court and a section of the Family Court on Duke Street in Kingston.

The Ministry of Justice is reporting that it has acquired and renovated a property located at 119A Maxfield Avenue to house the Coroner’s and Special Coroner’s Courts.

The Ministry says the facility will be formally handed over at a ceremony on Wednesday.

It says the relocation of the Courts is part of the Ministry’s thrust to modernise the physical infrastructure of Justice Institutions and is a key priority under the Justice Reform Implementation Plan.

The Justice Ministry notes that approximately $349 million have been earmarked this year for repair and maintenance of Courthouses, and a further $267 million for the construction and implementation of the Justice Sector Reform Programme that addresses infrastructure development.