'We owe nothing'... Chuck says all judgment debts paid off
The Justice Ministry is reporting that for the first time, the Government has settled all judgment debts at the end of the last financial year.
According to Justice Minister Delroy Chuck, at the end of March, the Government settled 303 matters paying out more than $1.3 billion.
"All matters submitted from the Attorney General’s Chambers were paid. We owe nothing!” Chuck declared during his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in Parliament.
He noted that up to May 18, the Government has paid up judgment debts covering 56 matters totalling just over $78 million.
Chuck told his parliamentary colleagues that the Government has also disbursed compensation to 418 persons affected by the May 2010 incursion by the security forces into West Kingston.
The ministry disbursed $55.8 million to victims directly and transferred $134.6 million to the Administrator General’s Department to compensate the estates of deceased persons.