Next year a new Magistrates Court will be constructed in the very populated West Bank Demerara (WBD) community of Westminster/La Parfaite Harmonie.
On Thursday, a team comprising Hon. Mohabir Anil Nandlall, SC, MP, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs; Hon. Collin Croal, MP, Minister of Housing and Water, and a technical team from that Ministry; Hon. Yonette Cummings, OR, Chancellor of the Judiciary; Hon. Roxanne George-Wiltshire, SC, CCH, Chief Justice; Ann McLennan, Chief Magistrate; and a team from the Supreme Court visited a plot of land identified by the Government of Guyana for the construction of a modern Magistrates Court.
In a comment, Nandlall indicated that this is yet another example of constructive engagement and cooperation between the Executive and the Judiciary in their common pursuit to build a modern, competent and efficient justice system, accessible by and to every citizen.
“The other two Magistrates Courts in close vicinity located at Wales and Vreed-en-Hoop, have been overburdened by the appreciable swell in population on the West Bank of Demerara due to new housing schemes established by the Government. This new Court house will significantly relieve the burden from the other two Courts.”
Next year new Magistrates Courts are also expected to be built at Friendship and Timehri, East Bank Demerara, Region Four, and Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast, Region Two.