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Magistrates Court Getting a New Look

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It is well over a month since work at the Georgetown Magistrates Court has started which is situated at the corner of Avenue of the Republic and Brickdam. The court is expected to be repaired and rehabilitated in some sections. Extension work on both the Northern and Southern side has begun using up most of the land space in the compound.

The intention is that when the work is completed it will create a better working environment for the employees of the court and those who have to use the court.

But while the improvement work is being carried out at the court when Capitol News visited the site it was observed that a lot of builders waste had been dumped at the back and side of the court. The waste if not removed could lead to further drainage problems that could arise in an already clogged Georgetown. And as the Labour Ministry observes occupational Health and Safety week employees at the site could be seen going about their normal duties without any safety gear.

The extensions proposed to the renovated Magistrate’s Court could also change the architectural look of the building. The National Trust has been studying changes being made to downtown Georgetown Historic buildings and advising when necessary

Contractor P.D Contracting is expected to have the court up and ready within a six month deadline.

In the meantime it is business as usual over at the former Globe Trust Building on Main Street where the Georgetown Magistrates Court was relocated to facilitate the construction work.

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