New digital recording systems expected to lessen court delays, backlogs

Director of the Jurist Project Gloria Richards-Johnson (left) and Canada’s High Commissioner to Guyana Lilian Chatterjee (second from left) handing over a plaque to Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag) Yonette Cummings – Edwards. Also, in the photo is CEO of Collins Ijoma and Associates, Collins Ijoma. (DPI photo)

Ten digital recording systems have been officially handed over to the judiciary to support the transition to electronic recording of court proceedings throughout the country.

The donation was made by the Judicial Reform and Institution Strengthening (JURIST) Project and the Government of Canada. Since November last year, the JURIST Project has started the training of court personnel in the use, operation and management of the recording systems.

Eight of the systems are in the High Court; one is at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court; and the other is in the Berbice district…..

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