$130 Million to Improve Courthouses


The Government has allocated $130 million towards the construction and improvement of courthouses.

Details are provided in the 2017-18 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives for its consideration.

The objective of the project is to provide improved court facilities which are conducive to the delivery of the services being provided by the justice sector.

For the fiscal year, the Government is seeking to continue the refurbishing of Public Building East (PBE) to accommodate courtrooms and attendant spaces for the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston; and commence the rehabilitation of the Montego Bay Family Court and Parish Court.

Other targets include: commencing pre-construction activities for the parish regional court complex in Central Village, St. Catherine; and starting the upgrade/construction of infrastructure for the installation of lifts and ramps in eight courts.

The project is being funded through the Consolidated Fund.

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