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  • The Government has set aside a total of $115 million to the Justice, Security, Accountability, and Transparency (JSAT) Project in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure.
  • The project seeks to improve the standard of living and quality of life of Jamaican citizens by strengthening governance and oversight, with particular regard to the functioning of the justice system.
  • Of the sum, $72 million will go to the Ministry of Justice for implementation, while the remaining $43 million will go to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).

The Government has set aside a total of $115 million to the Justice, Security, Accountability, and Transparency (JSAT) Project in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure.

The project seeks to improve the standard of living and quality of life of Jamaican citizens by strengthening governance and oversight, with particular regard to the functioning of the justice system.

Of the sum, $72 million will go to the Ministry of Justice for implementation, while the remaining $43 million will go to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).

Physical targets for the new fiscal year include: commencing installation of Case Management System technology in select courts; and renovating and equipping selected courts with audio visual technology.

Under INDECOM, the public relation strategy will be implemented; as well as capacity building and the provision of equipment.

The project, which began in August 2014 is slated for completion in July 2019 and is being funded by the European Union. It is being implemented by the Ministry of Justice.