March 2017

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Two key Caribbean institutions have joined forces. In January 2017 the Caribbean Court of Justice launched a new electronic court management system that will enhance its efficiency and its accessibility for regional users. The CCJ has signed an agreement with The UWI St. Augustine’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics (DMS) to develop the financial structure for the system’s electronic filing component.

The CCJ’s Electronic Case Management System is made up of several components, one of them being Folio, an e-filing portal. Attorneys and litigants can use Folio to file cases online. A crucial part of this service is developing a transparent and fair fee structure for users. The technical expertise for this will be provided by the Actuarial Science Programme of the UWI DMS.

In January, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal Professor Brian Copeland signed a memorandum of understanding with Sir Dennis Byron, President of the CCJ, at the Court in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

The Actuarial Science Programme was launched in September 2011. It is headed by Mr. Stokeley Smart.