Economic challenges hinder judicial complex construction

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Economic challenges hinder judicial complex construction

Economic challenges have brought about a revision of plans to construct a judicial complex in St. Lucia.

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.

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  1. Mr Lacorbinere stop spitting in the public eyes and calling it rain. Wasn't that same building declared unfit to house the Registies of Civil Status & Registry of Companies? Please take your recycled garbage to the cleaners. Your government was not responsible enough in informing the people prior to elections that the world was going through a recession. Not once did you inform the electorate but you were busy sowing seeds of promise of better days and declaring everyone else as a thief, a liar or drugdealers. Did it ever occur to you sir that a great number of fools would actually believe in your baseless accusations and put your party into government. You found money to pay for your Press secretary's medical bills, found for your multimillion dollar culvert, you even found so many millions for jazz and for officials to go enjoy themselves abroad at labour day. But none to pay the very calysonians who sang for you on your pre election stages. Neither is there any doe to attend to justice issues. Well, Well, Well. Tanto, Tanto

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  2. The situation with the courts is nothing new. The system of justice in St Lucia is appalling. The real reason there is no urgency to build a proper "court house" is because there is little to be gained in terms of political capital. He in addition to many of his colleagues are lawyers yet they suffer from amnesia when they take office. People still get sick when they go in there at what point does this become a priority.

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