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Gov't wants special court for financial crimes

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2012 | 12:00 AM

JUSTICE MINISTER Senator Mark Golding says the Government is now looking at the possibility of establishing a special court to prosecute financial crimes and corruption.

Golding told The Gleaner yesterday that he has been in discussion with Chief Justice Zaila McCalla on the matter.

"I will be exploring this further to see, if we are going to go this route (and) what is the best way to do it. It's something that I think is likely to happen," he said.

The justice minister argued that the establishment of the special court would complement the Ministry of National Security's plans to implement a national anti-corruption task force.

"In order for the whole thing to work seamlessly, there needs to be an effective court solution at the end of the day to prosecute these cases," he added.

The anti-corruption task force is set to commence its operations on May 1, 2012.