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Security beef-up for courts

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Security beef-up for courts

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WHEN IT COMES TO security at magistrates’ courts across the country, changes are coming.

Calling the recent incident in which a man attempted to enter the precincts of the District ‘A’ court with a firearm “a wake-up call”, Supreme Court registrar Barbara Cooke-Alleyne is promising changes in security measures at courts in the very near future.

Cooke-Alleyne said a short-term and then a long-term solution to security improvements were being considered, and she intended to keep both the public and courts’ staff safe.

“What happened was a wake-up call for all of us. The first thing we did was to improve security at the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court as a matter of urgency, but it won’t stop there,” Cooke-Alleyne told the SUNDAY SUN.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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