Sep 03, 2012 News Comments Off on Court upgrades under the Justice Reform Project
Attorney General Anil Nandlall has disclosed that a commercial registry is to be established which would migrate away from the Deeds Registry commercial matters that are being dealt with at the Registry.
According to the Minister, the new registry would deal with matters such as the incorporation of companies’ bills of sale, the filing of bills of sale, filing of debentures, filing of business registration, amongst other types of transactions which are now being done at the Deeds Registry.
The Minister explained that the new fixture to the judiciary will exclusively deal with such activities, and will be physically housed away from the Deeds Registry. He said that central Government has approved the lower flat of the building owned by CLICO at Parade and Lamaha streets.
The Minister also announced that the Deeds, Land and the Commercial registries will be converted into semi-autonomous agencies, delinking them from Central Government so that greater efficiency can be obtained. In this new regime, a new fee structure will also be implemented at the Deeds Registry, as the current one being charged for services is out of sync with reality.
These reforms all form part of Government’s initiative and policy to improve efficiency, not only in the justice sector, but also in the public sector and in the quality of services which Government is rendering to its citizens.
Moreover, the Minister also disclosed that law decisions dating back from the 1800’s from all courts in Guyana will now be published.
“Decisions which were given by the courts of the Appeal and High court from 1932 to 2010 are currently at the publishers and are being printed… Also consolidated index is being compiled and that would be published too” the Minister disclosed. Nandlall explained that the consolidated index would go beyond 1932 all the way to 1800’s and it would be a report of all decisions given by the courts of this country.
The Minister also noted that the Laws of Guyana project is still on. However, he said that the consultant had to return to England, but government has hired a new one to complete the project. Nandlall said that they have negotiated a new price and it’s not a lot of work to be completed. Further the Minister said that Linden is also geared to get a new magisterial district. He said that currently Linden is part of the West Demerara district; therefore the office of the magistrate court at Wismar is located at Vreed-en-Hoop. He said that when persons want to file actions or if women desire to uplift their maintenance payments from Linden district they need to travel to Vreed-en-Hoop to do so.
The building is being built in Linden and it would house those operations. Nandlall said that more courts are being built in Bartica and Berbice. He told Kaieteur News that most of the courts in the outlaying areas will now have certain facilities and accommodate a magistrate. There will be more frequent sittings which would ease the work load. In excess of $300M will be spent during the year to construct, rehabilitate and maintain court facilities countrywide, especially in Bartica, New Amsterdam, Lethem, Wales and Mibicuri; whilst $25M would be spent to construct a new Mediation Centre in New Amsterdam.
In Lethem the court is almost completed and the magistrate will be there for a period of time, Nandlall said. He explained that since the township in Lethem has grown significantly there is an increase in commerce, noting that they have to equip the judiciary for this. The Georgetown magistrates’ court is to be completed and the issue of funds is being discussed. He expressed that every effort is being made to conclude the project, since funds have gone low.
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