Touting the benefits of the greater use of technology within the island’s courts, Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck this morning said that with the donation of audiovisual equipment worth over $85 million from the European Union, Jamaicans can look forward to saving time and money.
Speaking at the digital handover, Chuck said that having the technology systems would not only speed up the delivery of justice, but would also assist in case scheduling, case flow, docket management, jury selection when necessary, and digital recording.
And the technology is such that he or she can see exactly what is happening in the court, and the court, the judge, the lawyer can see the person," said Chuck.
In addition, the justice minister indicated that the ministry is currently equipping buses with the technology, which are to be used to facilitate cases for persons such as those in lock-up who are seeking bail or a mention-date hearing.
Chuck highlighted that one of the major benefits is that lawyers from rural parishes such as Westmoreland and Hanover won't have to travel to Kingston to be in court.