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Mar 1, 2023

InfoSegura Project Donates Laptops to the Judiciary

Today, at the Senior Courts building on Regent Street in Belize City, the USAID-Funded InfoSegura Project handed over eight laptops to Chief Justice Louise Blenman and Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser. While it is part of the continued efforts by the U.S. government to support improvements in Belize’s citizen security, the donation to the judiciary will assist magistrates with access to the case management system. The devices donated are valued at twenty-seven thousand Belize dollars and were procured through the United Nations Development Program. A News Five team was there for the handing over.


Sharon Fraser

Sharon Fraser, Chief Magistrate

“It’s gives all of us, all magistrates, access to our entire management of our cases so that any magistrate on any given day can go on the system, look at the number of cases they have, look to next week to see what they have, next month; look at the cases, the age of the cases in determining how they are going to address the cases when the date comes and manage their time properly. Of course to access this means we have to have the necessary tools. These laptops will compliment what we have already gotten. So we did receive some equipment through INL, through UNDP, through the U.S. Embassy. So with this set is now to add to what we would have received and make it where the magistrates now can actually stay on the bench while doing matters, they can in fact put in information, do necessary research as far as defendants who come before them, look to see whether they have any other matter or anything else that is linked to what they are dealing with so that it gives them greater access to the whole management of the cases that we have.”


Mary Walz

Mary Walz, Acting INL Coordinator, US Embassy

“Internationally the use of data and information in accurate and timely decision-making has been instrumental for improving public policy. Therefore, evidence is a fundamental element in designing and implementing effective public policies. With this goal, since 2014, the InfoSegura Regional project has been promoting information management in matters of citizen security to support countries in their efforts to achieve goals and targets of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development in Central America and the Dominican Republic.”


Ian King

Ian King, Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP

“InfoSegura is the first USAID and UNDP regional strategic partnership on citizen security, enhancing UNDP’s work with strategic partner institutions in this sector and providing a robust model for regional integration, spotlighting the inclusion of voices from civil society and academia.”

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