Magistrates’ courts nearing completion, Benjamin says

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By Robert A. Emmanuel

The Minister of Legal Affairs, Steadroy Benjamin, has expressed satisfaction with the work done to date to rehabilitate both the All Saints Magistrate’s Court and the St. John’s Magistrates’ Court which, he added, were about three to four months away from completion.

Work on the original premises of the All Saints Magistrate’s Court which has been temporarily relocated to the Transport Board Headquarters in Herberts, and the St. John’s Magistrates’ Court, now temporarily located at the Grays Green Community Center, has been ongoing since March this year.

Minister Benjamin told reporters that he was pleased with what has been happening to renovate both courts.

“The court has had an uplift, we have looked at the [All Saints] Magistrate’s Court and we are looking at dealing with the Magistrates’ Court in St. John’s… and that will become the central Magistrates’ Court,” he said

In June 2019, OBSERVER media reported that conditions of the two Magistrates’ Courts on the island had been deemed sub-standard to workers and citizens who use the courts’ services.

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