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Restorative Justice Centre Opens in May Pen

The second of four restorative justice centres, earmarked under a pilot project being undertaken by the Ministry of Justice in communities across the island, was officially opened on February 7 in May Pen, Clarendon. Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Mark … Continued

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Ministry Stages Justice Run on Wednesday

The historic journey taken by National Hero, Paul Bogle from Stony Gut in St. Thomas to Spanish Town, St. Catherine in 1865, will be re-enacted in a “justice run” being organised by the Ministry of Justice. The event, to be … Continued

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Justice Ministry Revising Victims’ Charter

Minister of Justice, Senator Hon. Mark Golding, has informed that the Ministry intends to launch a revised Victims' Charter soon. He said that the revision is underway and Cabinet submission is being finalised to seek approval for the adoption of … Continued

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Clarke Urges Judges/Constables to Tackle Praedial Theft

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Roger Clarke, says employment of traceability and identification mechanisms for produce, is essential in tackling praedial larceny. He noted that one such method involved utilising receipt books, once the produce has entered the food … Continued

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Restorative Justice Week Starts January 29

The opening of restorative justice centres in four pilot project communities, where the initiative was started three years ago, will highlight activities marking Restorative Justice Week, January 29 to February 4. Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, said … Continued

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More Supreme Court Judges to Be Appointed

Chief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla, says there should be progress this year in addressing some of the challenges that affect the justice system, including inadequate space and the need for more Supreme Court judges. She said with the expansion of … Continued

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Justice Minister Sees Wider Role for JPs

Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, says the Government intends to expand the jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace (JPs), to enable them to assume an enhanced role in the court system, particularly in reducing case backlog. "I … Continued

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Attorney General Sworn In

Veteran Attorney-at-Law, Hon Patrick Atkinson, was sworn as Jamaica's new Attorney General by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, at King's House on Tuesday (January 10). Mr. Atkinson described his appointment as a "privileged and priceless" opportunity … Continued

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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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