Justice Minister Hermangild Francis has disclosed that from a backlog of over 2000 cases when the current administration came into power, the figure had been reduced to about 682.
“A lot of things are happening,” Senator Francis told reporters Thursday as he arrived for a meeting of the Senate.
He revealed that the the government is going to be employing another two new Judges.
“The DPP’s Office is going to be beefed up so that we can break down those backlog of cases that we have,” he revealed.
Francis who is also responsible for Home Affairs and National Security, announced that Saint Lucia now has a new parole system.
He declared that it’s something that has never before happened in this country.
“The parole board is in place and there are now going to be hearings for persons who have served sentences of 15 or more years in prison so that they can be paroled” he said.