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Vehicles for judges delayed

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2012 | 12:00 AM
The Supreme Court Building in Kingston. - File

THE GOVERNMENT is proposing to delay the purchase of motor vehicles for judges due to slower-than-programmed procurement of the automobiles.

Some $27 million, which should have been been used to purchase vehicles for judges will not be spent this fiscal year.

The Government has also indicated that it will not be spending $85 million on the construction and improvement of courthouses this financial year.

The Court of Appeal will receive $11 million less than was originally budgeted. The reduction is "due to unfilled vacancies for positions and expenditure containment".

A similar reduction is to be experienced in the Supreme Court where $15 million of the $172 million which was approved is being withheld.