The facility, which is expected to address the need for improved physical space within the justice system, has been on the priority list for some time.
There were suggestions that the building be placed at Barnard Hill and the National Cultural Center moved to Cul Du Sac but according to legal affairs Minister Phillip La Corbinere, prohibitive costs have halted that process.
Efforts by the OECS Secretariat to secure donor funding for the complex have proved futile. Thus far, a committee has been established by regional heads of government to identify sources of funding for the Halls of Justice Program with a view to improving the judicial system in St. Lucia and the region.
According to La Corbinere there will be an assessment of the old Ministry of Education building in Castries to determine its suitability to house various departments.