The High Court of Justice will remain closed for the duration of this week, to undergo what they are environmental issues in the court
Last week, there were reports of mold in Room 2 of the court, causing the postponement of several legal matters including the high-profile Bruce Greenaway Trial
Jurors and other legal professionals also reported health complications and feeling unwell, possibly caused by the mold in the building
On Wednesday, workers were assembled outside the court refusing to enter the building until the matter was addressed
In a statement released today, the High Court said it will remain closed until Friday
“All civil matters before Hon. Justice Byer and Hon. Justice Rene Williams scheduled for Thursday 25th May 2023 and Friday 26th May 2023 are adjourned to later dates which will be announced. With the exception of those jurors who have been asked to attend on Friday May 26th 2023, all criminal matters scheduled for Thursday, May 25th, 2023 and Friday May 26th 2023 are adjourned to later dates which will be announced,” the communication said.
All filing of urgent non E-Litigation Portal matters can be made via email address: email@example.com.
“Unrepresented persons who have urgent matters to be filed at the Service Bureau of the High Court are asked to contact 464-3898 or email Tracy Samuel, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tammie Gage at email@example.com. The unrepresented persons must undertake to pay the filing fees once the court office reopens” the statement continued
The notice ended with an apology from the High Court
NO SORRY DEY… BECAUSE IF IT WAS UP TO THEM THE STAFF WOULD HAVE BEEN STILL AT WORK… THANKS TO THE STAFF THAT STOOD UP ON WEDNESDAY… BECAUSE IF NOT FOR THEM WORK WOULD GO ON AS USUAL JUST TO SATISFY THE CHIEF JUSTICE… WORKERS HEALTH WAS BEING PUT AT RISK JUST SO THAT THE HEADS LOOK GOOD IN THE EYES OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE