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Call for funding for courts

Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Dame Janice Pereira is challenging Caribbean governments to do more to fund courts across the region.During her address at the working session of the 16th Conference of Governors General and Presidents on Tuesday the Chief Justice noted that many of the problems the court system faces are a result of inadequate funds.

“The difficulties of delay and backlog facing the court, in many respects, are directly attributable to a lack of resources available to the court to optimally carry out its duties. It is the states’ and territories’ responsibility to provide adequate financial resources for the judiciary,” she said.

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