Contract signed, work to begin on premises at East Street

The Ministry of Justice Tuesday (November 08) signed a multi-million dollar contract to make good on its promise to transform a plot of land that it owns at 87 East Street, Downtown Kingston into a well-needed parking facility for the Corporate Area Civil Court (Sutton Street). 

The contract, valued at over $15M, was signed at a press briefing held at the Justice Complex in Kingston between the Ministry and Turbo Construction Company Limited who was the successful bidder following the procurement process. The Company will construct a parking lot; carry out works on the wall of the premises and pavement of the grounds. The duration of the contract is 90 days.

The signing of this contract is part of several contracts signed recently to undertake restorative works at                    courthouses in Kingston and St. James valued at over $38M.  This, to effect the transformation of the justice system for a more effective and efficient sector.

Speaking at the signing, Minister Delroy Chuck pointed out that the commitment to transform the justice system in Jamaica transcends political divide.  He spoke of the effects of a transformed sector which will “…Make Jamaica more attractive to investors, reduce crime and violence and make Jamaicans feel safe and confident in the ability of the State to protect them.”

In charging contractors, Permanent Secretary Carol Palmer said that they must “See themselves as partners having an obligation to execute the work on time and within budget”. She stated that lot of work has been done but the Ministry will not relent because the agenda for transformation is not yet complete.


November 8, 2016