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Chief Justice outlines courthouse upgrade plans

By SHALVEEN CHAND
Saturday, February 08, 2014

Update: 2:32PM THE Judicial Department will be focused on upgrading various court facilities around the country, says Chief Justice Anthony Gates.

Justice Gates made these comments as he welcomed 23 new lawyers to the bar on Friday.

"I can report that there will be a continuance this year of the court building program. We will continue to repair and modernise our courts," said Justice Gates. 

"We will restore Government Buildings including the clock tower, to commence the new Lautoka High Court building, and to press on with outer station courthouse improvements. 

"In particular this concerns the Magistrates Courts at Nadi, Ba and Rakiraki, as well as Nabouwalu, Taveuni and  Vunidawa." 

Justice Gates also mentioned the work which will be undertaken to ensure all courts have recording facilities.