Chief Justice applauds governments’ decision to build new court


The head of the judiciary in the country, Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree applauding the move by the government to build a new supreme court complex.

A new legal facility is expected to be built on the site of the old post office, on East Hill street, where demolition of the current structure is now underway.

In his address during the opening of the legal year, the chief justice noted that while the current financial climate is challenging as a result of the covid 19 pandemic, a new court complex is pivotal to the proper administration of justice in the country.

“Until that occurs, we will continue to spend money answered substantial substandard buildings to make them barely habitable which the buildings were never in fact designed or intended in the first place to be used as court rooms.

“Frankly it is a forced economy to continue this ad hoc approach to providing the physical infrastructure for the courts. 

“We are cognizant of the serious and grave financial constraints on public spending caused by the pandemic, but our expectation is that a substantial amount of the funding for the new court complex can be raised outside the public purse” he said.