Judges to get new vehicles

October 07, 2016
The Ministry of Justice offices on Constant Spring Road in Kingston.

Some $137 million have been spent by the Ministry of Justice to acquire 16 vehicles, 13 of which will go to the island judges.

The justice ministry says that the purchase of the vehicles is part of its move to improve the justice system. Photocopiers and air conditioning units have also been purchased for the courts.

Carol Palmer, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Justice, said that 14 photocopiers are being delivered to courts across Jamaica courtesy of the United States Embassy. This is to assist the Ministry of Justice in its commitment to improve the working conditions in the courts and of the judiciary.

"We cannot continue with a culture of non-maintenance." She implored that the care of the units is key for durability.

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