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More than $13m paid to jurors during 2012-2014 period

Published:Friday | April 4, 2014 | 12:54 PM

The Court Management Services says $13,979,000 have been paid out to persons who have served as jurors during the period 2012-2014.

The court administration body says the payments were paid out only to jurors who submitted claims.

Persons who serve as jurors are paid a $500 stipend for each day of a trial.

The court management entity says persons should check with the court where they served as jurors for payments which may not have been collected.

Persons who perform jury service are urged, to ensure that they provide correct tax registration numbers (TRN) and information when completing their claim forms.

The court management service says this issue has resulted in many claims not being processed in a timely and efficient manner.

The use of a jury in deciding the outcome of a case is the method used by Jamaica’s court system for the trial of more serious criminal offences.

Citizens are summoned to serve and can face prosecution if they do not appear.


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