Juspol says trials can commence
The Ministry of Justice and Police (JusPol) has made all the necessary preparations so that trials can commence again this week. Minister Jennifer van Dijk-Silos on Tuesday confirmed the reports. The minister has reportedly taken care of the paperwork aimed at letting trials be held at the old building of the Court of Justice which is located along the Tamarindelaan and in a section of the old courthouse located along the Henck Arronstraat.
“The ministry has done its part. The Court of Justice must now decide when it wants to start,” said the minister who immediately went to work after she had received word that the clerks of the court were on strike. The JusPol minister and her colleague at the Ministry of Public Works (OW) reportedly fixed the old building located along the Tamarindelaan. Juspol itself renovated the building located along the Henck Arronstraat. The clerks of the court went on strike to protest against the deplorable state of the courthouse located along the Frederik Derbystraat. The building reportedly gets flooded whenever it rains and does not have proper lights. The airconditioning units no longer function and the building does not have floor covering. People also complained of a stench that is noticeable throughout the building.