Justice Ministry Signs Contract to Upgrade Software at Supreme Court


A contract valued at $51 million has been signed between the Ministry of Justice and Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Jamaica Limited, for the purchase and installation of network servers and security equipment at the Supreme Court and the Ministry.
Speaking at the signing ceremony on (June 18), at the offices of the Ministry of Justice on Oxford Road, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Carol Palmer explained that upon completion, the new network servers would facilitate the introduction of specialized software for the justice system.
These will include the Judicial Enforcement Management System (JEMS), the iJEMS internet portal, the Prosecuting Attorney System (PAS) and the Jury Management System (JMS).
“The existing server capacity at the Supreme Court is five years old and is not adequate for the expanding work that we are doing for the modernization process,” she explained.
“We are building, and as we build we have to ensure that we have the capacity to receive the information,” Mrs. Palmer added.
According to the Permanent Secretary, the contract would also allow for the installation of a back-up server at an undisclosed location.
“As we move forward with the automation of the justice system, we will not only have storage of all court records at the Supreme Court, but we will also have an off-site storage at a location where the data will also be insulated from disasters as well as security penetration,” she said.
Mrs. Palmer pointed out that this project was in keeping with efforts by the government to modernize and transform the justice system to meet the needs of the 21st Century.
“We are not yet fully automated, we have some level of automation in our courts. We are seeking to have the Supreme Court fully automated in short order.at least by the end of the next financial year, all systems and processes at the Supreme Court would benefit from automation,” she said.

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