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Justice Ministry Consultant testifies at Coke Enquiry

KINGSTON – Consultant Adviser to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Marcia Beverley, was called back to the witness chair as the Commission of Enquiry into the extradition of Christopher “Dudus” Coke continued at the Jamaica Conference Centre, … Continued

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AG says she did not sign away Coke’s rights

KINGSTON – Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne, has stated that she sought independent counsel in the extradition of Christopher Coke, due to views in civil society and political circles. The Minister, who was giving her testimony … Continued

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CJ says more child friendly justice system needed

The Chief Justice, the Hon Zaila McCalla, has underscored the need for a ‘child friendly’ justice system, guaranteeing effective implementation of children’s rights provisions, at the highest possible level. She contended that this was necessary to ensure that proceedings, involving … Continued

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Coke was not treated differently- Lightbourne

Justice Minister and Attorney General, Senator the Hon. Dorothy Lightbourne has maintained that she followed due process in the handling of the extradition request for Christopher Coke. She said that she did not treat the case any differently from similar … Continued

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AG sticks by her statements on Manatt issue

Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Senator Hon. Dorothy Lightbourne, has insisted that her testimony on the extradition of Christopher "Dudus" Coke has been truthful, and that she has not made any error in the details. Miss Lightbourne was the … Continued

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Justice Minister returns to witness chair

Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Senator Hon. Dorothy Lightbourne, returned to the witness chair yesterday March 7 as the Commission of Enquiry into the extradition of Christopher “Dudus” Coke continued at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston. Under cross … Continued

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Restorative justice conference in February

The Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with the Bethlehem Moravian College in Malvern, St. Elizabeth, will host a restorative and community justice conference on Wednesday (February 2), specifically targeting young offenders. The conference will be held under the theme “Restorative … Continued

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Supreme Courts gets laptops from PSOJ

Ten laptop computers, valued at US$8,500, were presented to the Ministry of Justice by the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) on Tuesday (January 18). The presentation was made to Justice Minister and Attorney General, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne, by PSOJ … Continued

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CJ says dispute resolution indispensible tool of justice

Chief Justice, Hon Zaila McCalla, has recognised Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as an indispensible tool in the administration of justice. “ADR is a tool which should be interwoven into every fabric of life in this country, whether in our courts, … Continued

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Chief Justice commends retired judges

Chief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla has commended Justice Howard Cooke, retired Judge of the Court of Appeal; Hon. Justice Marva McIntosh, retired Senior Puisne Judge; and attorney-at-law George Watt, for their outstanding contribution to the Judiciary and the Private Bar. … Continued

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Whistleblower Bill Committee’s Deadline Extended

The time given to a Joint Select Committee of Parliament to review the Protected Disclosure Bill, often referred to as the Whistleblower Bill, has been extended to November 19. Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Senator Hon. Dorothy Lightbourne, made the … Continued

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