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No action on plan to appoint judges

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

No action on plan to appoint judges

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PLANS FOR the appointment of three temporary judges to help reduce the massive backlog of civil cases in the High Court seem to have been shelved.

A legal source told the SUNDAY SUN that these plans were at an advanced stage last year for the hiring of three judges through a project funded by the Canadian-based Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute (CJEI), whose president is Sir Dennis Byron, the head of the Caribbean Court of Justice.

The source said clerks at the Supreme Court had collated hundreds of thousands of cases many dating back to the 1990s for the three judges to expedite. “The plan was to have them come and get rid of the backlog but it never got off the ground,” the source said.

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

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