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Report Abuse of Seniors – NCSC

Jamaicans are being implored to take care of the country’s seniors and report cases of abuse or neglect. The appeal comes from the National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) as the country prepares to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day … Continued


Strategy to Address Court Backlog for Cabinet

Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, says a strategy has been developed to address the backlog in the nation's courts, which he intends to take to Cabinet soon. Senator Golding was responding to concerns expressed in the Senate … Continued


Restorative Justice Programme Strengthened

The Government is providing $75 million this fiscal year for the strengthening of restorative justice services under the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) II. As contained in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, the … Continued


Three Attorneys Appointed Queen’s Counsel

Three members of the legal fraternity have been designated as Queen’s Counsel (QC). They are: President of the Jamaican Bar Association, Ian G. Wilkinson; Denise E. Kitson; and Michael M. Shelton. The appointments were made by Governor-General, His Excellency the … Continued


CCJ Holds First Sitting in Jamaica on Monday

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will sit in Jamaica for the first time from Monday, March 4 to Friday, March 8, to hear evidence in the case of Shanique Myrie versus the state of Barbados. The sitting, which is … Continued


Justice Minister Outlines Progress Made in Human Rights

Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, says Jamaica has put forward several programmes and policies, which have significantly improved the human rights and justice landscape over the past 50 years. The strides include the right to a decent … Continued


Strengthening of Restorative Justice Programme Earmarked

Justice Minister, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, has announced that legislation aimed at strengthening the Government’s Restorative Justice Programme is expected to be piloted through the Houses of Parliament during the 2013/14 financial year. Speaking at the Ministry’s restorative justice … Continued

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