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May 6, 2022

Where Will Money Come from for Judicial Changes?

The proposed changes which are likely to become enacted in the months ahead will come at a cost to government. A new building will be needed to house the various offices, as well as salaries for the additional employees that will be hired to the judiciary. According to Attorney General Magali Marin-Young, monies for these changes will fall under the 2023/2024 budget.

 

Magali Marin-Young

Magali Marin-Young, Attorney General

“We anticipate the cost for the additional judicial officeholders to be created under this bill will under the 2023/2024 budget. We currently have gotten use of the entire three floors of what was the National Bank building. The Court of Appeal is to be relocated to the ground floor of that building and the High Court is to have use of the second and third floor of that building. So the additional officeholders, there will be space for the additional officeholders on the second and third floor of that building. That’s on the short term, the long term is to build a judicial complex in the Lake Independence area and in fact, the Prime Minister’s Office has been working on getting a project done to get that judicial complex, but that will take more than a year. That may take two to three years, so for the short term we’ve gotten the full use of what was the National Bank Building.”


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