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Legal Aid Council: Defending the Rights of the Poor

KINGSTON — For years, the Legal Aid Council has been defending the rights of persons of modest means in crime related matters, as it carries out its mandate of administering legal aid across Jamaica, ensuring that no citizen is denied … Continued

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Family Reunion at Tower Street Correctional Facility

KINGSTON — Mixed emotions filled the atmosphere, as inmates at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Facility, in Kingston, were allowed to interact with their children as part of a Christmas project. Tears of joys and smiles, punctuated by hugs and … Continued

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Legal Aid Council Stages Justice Fairs in February

KINGSTON — Persons seeking free legal advice are being encouraged to participate in two justice fairs, which will be held simultaneously in Kingston and Montego Bay early next year. Scheduled for February 11, the events are part of a series … Continued

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Justice System Being Strengthened With Launch of JUST Programme

The Government will now have the resources to improve the service delivery and management capacity of justice sector institutions, following the launch of the Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation (JUST) Programme. This programme seeks to reform Jamaica’s justice system, making … Continued

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Chuck Says JPs May Get Stipend

MONTEGO BAY — Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says there are plans, by his Ministry, to grant Justices of the Peace (JPs) a ‘stipend’, to cover their expenses while serving in Lay Magistrate’s Courts and Community Justice Tribunals.        Addressing … Continued

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Treat Public with Respect – Chuck

KINGSTON — Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, is calling on state agencies to carry out their functions with care for the public, as when they are negligent it costs the state to compensate those who suffer from misconduct. "It … Continued

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JPs Urged To Be More Pro-Active

KINGSTON — Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, is urging  Justices of the Peace (JPs) to be more pro-active in promoting and instilling good values within the society. The Minister said that JPs islandwide should go out and generate leadership in … Continued

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JPs Urged To Take Part in Training Programmes

KINGSTON — Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, has urged Justices of the Peace (JPs) to participate in the Ministry's various training programmes, tailored towards enhancing dispute resolution skills and processes. Speaking at a recent restorative justice national stakeholders' sensitisation forum … Continued

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Chuck Urges JPs to Visit Lockups

KINGSTON — Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, has urged Justices of the Peace (JPs) to visit the jails regularly and demand that they are kept in proper sanitary conditions, and that inmates are rightfully detained. Mr. Chuck, who was … Continued

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Consultations on Draft Arbitration Act Underway

KINGSTON — A mock-up of the new Arbitration Act has been completed and sent to various stakeholders for their comments and suggestions. The consultation is part of efforts by the Ministry of Justice to make changes to the law, which … Continued

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Chuck Urges Mediation to Settle Cases

KINGSTON — Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, is urging attorneys to assist their clients to settle matters out of court through mediation and arbitration. Mr. Chuck, who was addressing the 2011 graduating class of the Norman Manley Law School … Continued

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House Begins Debate on Bill to Abolish Preliminary Enquiries

KINGSTON — Debate on the Committal Proceedings Act, 2011, which seeks to abolish preliminary enquiries in Resident Magistrate's Courts, began on Tuesday September 20 in the House of Representatives. Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, who piloted the Bill, noted … Continued

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Jamaica Seeking to Update Arbitration Law

KINGSTON — The country could see a draft amendment to the Arbitration Act by the end of September, as chief legislative drafters in the Ministry of Justice are now seeking to make changes to the law, which has not been … Continued

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More Judges Appointed to Serve in the Supreme Court

KINGSTON — Five judges were sworn in today (September 15), to serve in the Supreme Court,  by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during a ceremony at King's House. They are: His Honour Frank Williams, Her Honour … Continued

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More Judges Appointed to Serve In the Supreme Court

KINGSTON — Five judges were sworn in today September 15, to serve in the Supreme Court, by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during a ceremony at King’s House. They are: His Honour Frank Williams, Her Honour … Continued

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