The fire at the Mandeville Parish Court in Manchester Thursday morning (Nov 7) did damage estimated by the Jamaica Fire Brigade at J$35 million.
The judge’s chambers and a section of the roof were the areas damaged by the fire, which is being investigated by personnel from the fire brigade that includes a team from Kingston.
The fire started after 4:00 am Thursday morning at the facility, which is a designated national heritage site. It is a Georgian-style structure, which was built in the 19th century.
It resulted in the cases that should have been heard on Thursday, being rescheduled.
The high-profile multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial that was taking place at the court has been shifted to the Porus courthouse, also in Manchester.