Chuck Highlight Big Improvement in Case Disposal Rate

Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, says there’s been major improvement this year in the case disposal rate in some of the key courts across Jamaica.

Minister Chuck tabled a report in the House of Representatives this afternoon about the performance of the Courts.

Minister Chuck says the performance of a number of the country’s criminal courts puts them on par with international standards.

Minister Chuck also told parliament that a lot of work is left to be done to remove the backlog of cases which have existed for many years. But, he says the signs this year are encouraging.

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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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