Payments for liquor licences usually accepted by a cashier at the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court had to be paid in at the Treasury Building today as there was still no clerk to collect monies at the court for the second straight day.
Barbados TODAY understands that the only business being conducted with the public by the staff remaining in the court’s administrative section, had to do with paperwork such as protection orders, health certificates and applications for liquor licences.
Members of the public were being asked to state their business at the gate as a notice on the door leading to the cashier’s booth today read “cashier closed today”.
This paper also understands that the cashier who was given notice to go to the main office on Wednesday, was the last trained cashier of the Smartstream system, which generates receipts. None of the remaining staff, Barbados TODAY understands are supposed to manually write receipts unless “Smartstream is down”.
The situation was much the same at the District ‘C’ St Matthias Magistrate’s Court when Barbados TODAY visited that precinct today where the staff has been slashed by eight.
Efforts to reach Attorney General Dale Marshall for a comment on the matter were unsuccessful.