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Registrar Calls On Jamaicans to Break the Silence

Registrar of the Office of Children’s Registry (OCR), Greig Smith, is calling on Jamaicans to “break the silence,” so that the nation’s children, especially the girls who seem to be more affected by child abuse, can receive the intervention they … Continued


Political Affiliation should not Bar Public Service

Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, said the government is of the view that political affiliation should not bar anyone from public service or from serving on a public sector board. He stated that the primary consideration should … Continued


Four Judges Sworn Into Supreme Court

Four judges, who have been appointed to serve in the Supreme Court, were sworn into office on September 13, at a ceremony held at King's House. They are: David George Batts, who will serve as Puisne Judge; Sharon Ayton George, … Continued


CMS Improves Operations in Island’s Courts

The Court Management Services (CMS) made significant strides in enhancing and improving the operations of the island’s courts for the 2011/2012 financial year. Highlighting the performance of the entity over the period under review, Principal Executive Officer (PEO) at the … Continued


Court Management Services Launches Website

The Court Management Services (CMS) has extended its offerings with the official launch of its website, which will allow users to become more informed about the role and functions of the entity. The website, www.cms.gov.jm boasts a user-friendly capability, which … Continued


Chief Justice Highlights Role of CMS

Chief Justice, Hon. Mrs. Justice Zaila McCalla, has highlighted the important role of the Court Management Services (CMS) in restructuring the institutional framework, through which administrative services are provided for the courts. Speaking at the CMS’ Year-in-Review conference at the … Continued


Family Court a Beacon of Hope

Principal Executive Officer of Court Management Services, (CMS) Deborah Gardner, has described the family court as a “beacon of hope,” offering opportunities for growth and development. She noted that not only does the court “execute the aspects of the law … Continued


Senate Approves Bill to Validate Interim Payment Orders

The Senate, on Friday (May 18), passed the Judicature (Supreme Court) (Validation and Amendment) Act, 2012, with two amendments, during its sitting at Gordon House. Piloted by Justice Minister, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, the Bill seeks to regularize certain … Continued


Gov’t Looking to Spend $129 Million on Justice Project

Government is projecting to spend $129 million this fiscal year on initiatives under the Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation project in the Ministry of Justice. The amount is provided in the 2012/13 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the … Continued

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