Training for Court Administrators

first_img A five-day Leadership training course for court administrators began today (July 10), at the Norman Manley Law School, University of the West Indies (UWI). Story Highlights The training is being conducted by international management training and assessment services provider, FranklinCovey Group, in collaboration with National Integrity Action (NIA), Court Management Services and the Judicial Education Institute of Jamaica. It seeks to equip court administrators and the Court Management Service with the tools needed for more effective and efficient service delivery in all courts. This is expected to improve and enhance the experience of court users and the general access to justice in Jamaica. A five-day Leadership training course for court administrators began today (July 10), at the Norman Manley Law School, University of the West Indies (UWI).Similar training was provided for Supreme Court Judges, Senior Parish Court Judges and Directors of Court Management Services from July 2 to 6.The training is being conducted by international management training and assessment services provider, FranklinCovey Group, in collaboration with National Integrity Action (NIA), Court Management Services and the Judicial Education Institute of Jamaica.It seeks to equip court administrators and the Court Management Service with the tools needed for more effective and efficient service delivery in all courts. This is expected to improve and enhance the experience of court users and the general access to justice in Jamaica.In an interview with JIS News at the opening ceremony at the Norman Manley Law School, Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, said the training of the judges and the court staff is just one of several actions being taken by the Government to improve services within the judicial system.“We hope that in the next fiscal year, a fair amount of money will be pumped into the justice system, so we can start to put in place a first-class, First-World infrastructure using the best technology. I am so happy that this will be coordinated with the training of the court staff, so that the justice system will grow by significant leaps and bounds over the next few years,” he said.Meanwhile, Chief Justice, Hon. Justice Bryan Sykes, said the objective of the training is to improve the human resource capability of the courts, in order to deliver more effective services.“These are the persons who interface with the public daily and will be able to give effect to the policies of the Chief Justice and also the Ministry,” he noted.The Chief Justice said the training will assist in improving case-flow management, which incorporates skills and knowledge to use data effectively. This will reduce waiting time, increase hearing date certainty and, consequently, reduce costs for all concerned.“When a case is set down for trial, the witnesses, lawyers and jurors will know that there is a 90 per cent chance the case will go on, because one of the complaints that persons have is that when they come to court, their time is not effectively utilised because there is relatively low hearing date certainty and constant adjournments,” he said.The Chief Justice said that following the training, each parish court judge and judge of the Supreme Court will be required, during the summer, to develop specific plans for the particular court as to how they will be delivering legal services over the next year.last_img read more

Opportunity to Improve Lives of All Bahamians is A Great Privilege says

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 11, 2017 – Nassau – The opportunity to improve the lives of all Bahamians is the greatest privilege of serving as Head of Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said recently. “I am motivated every day by a commitment to social justice and the common good,” Prime Minister Minnis said.   “I am motivated by the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable in our land.“Any privilege that does not issue forth in helping the least amongst us is privilege that is wasted.   It is a special privilege to work daily to provide our children and young people with opportunities to dream and to realize their dreams,” Prime Minister Minnis added.The Prime Minister’s comments came ahead of the launch of the Economic Development and Planning Unit’s (Office of the Prime Minister) Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative (OCDPI) that is designed to – among other major impacts – transform and rejuvenate inner-city communities “in ways only dreamt about before.”Launched Thursday, December 8, 2017 in the Bain and Grants Town and Centreville areas with a Town Hall Meeting at the Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church Hall with Phase I, the OCDPI will be funded through an annual grant of  $5 million from the Government of The Bahamas and is a partnership between the Government, the University of The Bahamas, the Over-the-Hill Community, Civil Society and Private Partnerships.The Government will play the leading role through the introduction of public policy and legislation, and the provision of resources.   Civil Society (non-governmental organizations expressing the interests of citizenry) is also expected to play a critical role by providing advocacy and critical services, as will the Private Sector, offering partnership through demonstrated corporate social responsibility.Officials of the Economic Development and Planning Unit say the Bain and Grants Town and Centreville areas were selected to be included in Phase One of the Project because national data indicate the two communities are the two most impoverished communities of New Providence.   Phase Two of the Project will involve the communities of St. Barnabas and Englerston, ranked third and fourth.   (The statistics were provided by the Department of Statistics and based on the 2010 Census. The Census is conducted every ten years in The Bahamas.)Prime Minister Minnis said since May (when his Administration took office) he has had a “new vantage point” that has allowed him to see more in-depth, “the challenges and problems as well as the opportunities and possibilities of our country.”   The OCDPI reflects the vision of Prime Minister Minnis for the transformation and rejuvenation of Over-the-Hill Communities.“There are many tough days.   There are sometimes sleepless nights, but the great reward of helping others outshines the sometime difficult days and nights.   God knows I have made some mistakes,” Prime Minister Minnis continued, “God knows that sometimes I get it wrong. Sometimes, I don’t explain or say things as well as I should.“[But] my passion is to give back to our country what this country has given to me.   The greatest privilege of serving as Head of Government, is the opportunity to improve the lives of my fellow Bahamians,” Prime Minister Minnis added.By: Matt Maura (BIS)Photo caption:  Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis Related Items:last_img read more

San Diego Councilman Chris Ward looks ahead to 2019

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Updated: 8:11 AM January 4, 2019center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego City Council begins the 2019 legislative year on January 7th and District Three Councilman Chris Ward stopped by Good Morning San Diego to discuss the agenda.Councilman Ward will Chair the Economic Development, Intergovernmental Relations Committee. Ward also beings the new Chair of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless(RTFH) and said “I’m looking forward to strengthening the RTFH and improving our community response to homelessness.”Ward discussed his plans while being be Vice Chair of the Land Use & Housing Committee. Posted: January 4, 2019 San Diego Councilman Chris Ward looks ahead to 2019last_img read more