Sunday 12 July, 2020

Live streaming of court cases coming - Chuck

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has indicated that Jamaicans could soon be viewing certain court cases in real time, from the comfort of their living rooms.

Chuck, who made the disclosure last Friday during the opening of the Port Maria Justice Centre in St Mary, said it would improve transparency and accountability in the justice system.

The Justice Minister said discussions are underway with Chief Justice, Bryan Sykes; Acting Court of Appeal President, Dennis Morrison, and several parish judges island-wide with a view to live stream certain criminal and civil cases possible.

He explained that it would allow more Jamaicans to see how justice is delivered. He further explained that persons could log onto the designated website to gain access to the proceedings.

Court cases are streamed live in several jurisdictions around the world, including in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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