Justice Minister the Honourable Delroy Chuck said that the technologically advanced equipment donated to the Attorney General’s Chambers will significantly boost the efficiency of the Government’s various legal activities.
The Minister, while speaking at a handing-over ceremony held at the Attorney General’s Chambers on Oxford Road in St. Andrew on Tuesday (November 08) also declared that the overall modernization of the justice sector, coupled with meaningful reform, will be a “game changer” in creating a better Jamaica.
Several state-of- the-art equipment including laptops, desktop computers, a server and multimedia projector, was presented to the Ministry of Justice by the Canadian Government through its Global Affairs Canada initiative.
In accepting the donation, the Minister highlighted that the technology would facilitate interconnectivity of information across various legal departments in the public sector. Messengers, he said, would no longer be required to travel throughout the country to deliver various documents as now there would be “real time exposure of documents” to enhance efficiency.
Attorney General, the Honourable Marlene Malahoo Forte in expressing gratitude to the High Commissioner for the equipment said that the donation will improve efficiency and thereby help to improve governance in the justice sector.
The Attorney General also noted that many of the computers now being used by her staff are old and outdated. She agreed with the Minister in the need to highlight the important role of her office in Government’s legal affairs.
In his address, Canadian High Commissioner, His Excellency Sylvain Fabi congratulated the Ministry of Justice on its “exhaustive and daunting endeavour to modernise the Justice System”. Mr Fabi insisted that the changes would have a positive impact on the justice sector “but it will take time”.
The ceremony was also attended by Solicitor General, Nicole Foster-Pusey and Walter Bernyck, Head of Development Corporation at the Canadian High Commission.
Release dated: November 9, 2016