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Jamaica to benefit from Canada-funded project to improve court system

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:15 PM
A section of the Supreme Court building in downtown Kingston.

Jamaica is one of several regional countries which will benefit from the implementation of the Government of Canada-funded Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project.

The project is to be implemented at a cost of CAN$90 million.

The initiative is being implemented by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on behalf of the Conference of Heads of the Judiciary of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

It is designed to improve court administration and support services, resulting in more efficient and effective trial proceedings and disposal of cases.

Project Director, Dr Penny Reedie, says ongoing work aims to modernise and strengthen the region’s court systems, processes and services, as well as equip judicial officers and court staff with the requisite skills and competencies necessary to deliver justice in a “fair, predictable and timely manner”.