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Pension Reform Critical – Golding

Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, says reform of the public sector pension system is critical to development and for government to enter into any new agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He was addressing a cocktail … Continued

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Justice Minister Lauds Publication by Office of DPP

Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, says the recently published, 'The Decision to Prosecute: A Jamaican Protocol', by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), speaks to the supreme importance of transparency in Jamaica’s justice system. … Continued

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Senior RM Vivene Harris Sworn into Higher Office

Senior Resident Magistrate Vivene Harris was on April 10 sworn in as puisne judge in the Supreme Court at a ceremony held at King’s House. The appointment comes as government continues to put measures in place to improve access to … Continued

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Rattray Advocated Justice for all

The late Hon. Carl Rattray, O.J., former attorney, judge, and parliamentarian, has been hailed as a “celebrated Caribbean legal mind” and “a remarkable son of Jamaica."  He is considered by many, a heroic figure who made a significant contribution to … Continued

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MoU Signed to assist Children in Court

The Ministry of Justice and the Canadian University Service Overseas (CUSO) International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to enable the establishment of the Children in Court  –  Court Prep Programme. Modeled off the Canadian ‘Kids-in-Court’ project, the initiative … Continued

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Jamaica’s Justice System – Evolving over 50 Years

Jamaica is in its 50th year of independence and activities have been planned locally and at diplomatic missions across the world to celebrate the country’s Golden Jubilee throughout the year. In the close to 50 years since independence, the country … Continued

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Gov’t Looking to Increase Night Court Sessions

The Government is exploring the option of having more night court sessions in an effort to reduce the backlog of cases before the judiciary. Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, made the disclosure on February 29 … Continued

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Municipal Courts to be Introduced Islandwide

The long awaited Municipal Court system to deal with parochial matters, will be introduced across the island soon. According to Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, the move to establish municipal courts, although being part of … Continued

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Justice Ministry Provides Information at Fairs

Thousands of residents from Montego Bay, St. James and the wider western Jamaica  have been sensitised about the offerings of the Justice Ministry and all its associated agencies and departments, and  provided with  information about their basic rights and responsibilities. … Continued

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Judiciary Embraces Restorative Justice – McCalla

Chief Justice, the Hon. Zaila McCalla, said the judiciary fully embraces the move by Government to introduce restorative justice principles within the justice system. The Ministry of Justice is looking to apply the concept to the local court system, and … Continued

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Ministry Reforming Justice System

Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, said that the Ministry is in the process of reforming the justice system in an effort to provide Jamaicans with greater access to justice. “The reform process requires a collaborative approach to … Continued

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