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Over $190M Spent to Upgrade Courts

The Government spent more than $192 million to upgrade courthouses during the 2016/17 fiscal year Additionally, the Administration received $20 million in funding support from the United States Embassy in Jamaica, which facilitated the installation of air-conditioning units and provision … Continued

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Judges Sworn in for Higher Service

Judges display their Instruments of Appointment following a swearing-in ceremony at King’s House on April 13. They are (from left): Justice Jennifer Straw, who will act as Judge of the Court of Appeal; Miss Yvonne Brown, who will act as Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court; Justice Andrea Pettigrew Collins, who will act as Master-in-Chambers of the Supreme Court; and Justice Carolyn Tie who will serve as Master-in-Chambers of the Supreme Court.

Four female members of the judiciary have been appointed to serve at higher levels within Jamaica’s courts. With effect from April 19, Justice Carolyn Tie and Justice Andrea Pettigrew Collins will serve as Masters-in-Chambers of the Supreme Court. Mrs. Pettigrew … Continued

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Mobile Justice Unit Busy in April

The Legal Aid Council’s Mobile Justice Unit will continue to provide free legal services to nine communities in Kingston, St. Andrew and St. Catherine during the month of April. The Unit, which began operations in January 2017, is targeting 50 … Continued

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