Country's debt crisis hampers justice system reform
Justice Minister Senator Mark Golding says that the country's chronic debt crisis has led to the stalling of initiatives to tackle the problems plaguing the justice system.
The minister was speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of more than 30 Justices of the Peace in Port Maria, St Mary yesterday.
Mr Golding who was the main speaker at the ceremony highlighted some of the areas needing much attention which included an increase in the number and renovation of court houses.
Mr Golding said the main focus is to first resolve the nation's severe debt crisis in order to resolve other issues.
Thirty-nine Justices of the Peace including 16 females were sworn-in at the ceremony in St Mary yesterday.