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    • The Ministry of Justice has received $1 million from investment company, Proven Wealth Limited, to improve operations in the courts, as part of the justice reform process currently underway.
    • The donation, which was presented to the Ministry on July 8, at the South Tower office, in Kingston, was used to purchase 14 new laptops.
    • Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Carol Palmer, expressed gratitude to Proven Wealth Limited for their contribution to the Ministry.

    The Ministry of Justice has received $1 million from investment company, Proven Wealth Limited, to improve operations in the courts, as part of the justice reform process currently underway.

    The donation, which was presented to the Ministry on July 8, at the South Tower office, in Kingston, was used to purchase 14 new laptops.

    Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Carol Palmer, expressed gratitude to Proven Wealth Limited for their contribution to the Ministry.

    “These units (laptops) will be extremely useful to the work to be done. The laptops will be used largely by judges and will allow them to move around, have access to information, such as court files in their chambers and the court, especially when they are out on Circuit, and for writing up judgements,” Mrs. Palmer said.

    Meanwhile, Head of Wealth Management at Proven Wealth, Ryan Reid, said his company saw the need for giving back to the government to improve systems, as part of its corporate social responsibility.

    “We identify nation building and growth as part of our responsibility as a private sector entity. Having examined the needs generally, the court was identified as an area in dire need and so we were ready to provide assistance,” he said.

    The Jamaican Justice System Reform Project (JJSR) was established by the Government of Jamaica to undertake a comprehensive review of the state of the justice system and to develop strategies and mechanisms to facilitate its modernisation, so that it is better able to meet the current and future needs of Jamaicans.

    A modern justice system will be more efficient, accessible, accountable, fair and able to deliver timely results in a cost-effective manner.