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Orientation Sessions for Judges in NBCCP Begin Tomorrow

Orientation sessions for about 300 persons, who have volunteered to assist with the judging of the National Best Community Competition and Programme (NBCCP), will begin tomorrow (Wednesday, March 17). Training sessions are being organised by the Social Development Commission (SDC), … Continued

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Jamaicans Urged to Celebrate Products of Excellence

Respected international judge Hon. Patrick Robinson has called on Jamaicans to highlight the positives of the country, including its products of excellence. Citing the late Professor Ralston “Rex” Nettleford as among Jamaica’s products of excellence, he also mentioned reggae icon, … Continued

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CARICOM Appoints Gender Justice Advocate

Newly appointed, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Advocate for Gender Justice, Dr. Rosina Wiltshire, has called for further strengthening of institutions addressing gender-based violence in the region. Dr. Wiltshire will have oversight for the CARICOM Gender-based violence programme, which seeks to develop … Continued

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DRF Gets $34 Million Injection from EU

The work of the Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF) has been bolstered by a J$34 million injection from the European Union for a project dubbed ‘We Want Justice’. The project, which aims to advance democratic rights, through the promotion of alternative … Continued

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CJ Says Jamaica Dealing With Human Trafficking

Chief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla O.J., has commended efforts being made by stakeholders, at various levels of the society, to combat human trafficking in Jamaica. Speaking at a two-day workshop hosted by the Ministry of Health at the Mona Visitors’ … Continued

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Ministry of Justice Appoints Chief Technical Director

The Ministry of Justice is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Cheryl Davis Ivey as Chief Technical Director, effective February 15, 2010. The Ministry of Justice is moving to become a modernized and policy focused entity. As Chief Technical … Continued

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Ground Broken for Modern Family Court in Lucea

Ground was broken in Lucea yesterday (February 18) for the construction of a modern family court, fully equipped with technology and amenities consistent with a state-of-the art facility. The courthouse will be located on Watson Taylor Drive in the Hanover … Continued

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More Senior Judges Appointed

Four more senior judges and a registrar were appointed to higher offices, Tuesday (February 9) by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon Sir Patrick Allen, during a brief ceremony at King’s House. Sworn in were: Justice Norma Elaine McIntosh, appointed … Continued

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Hanover to Get New Family Court

Hanover will have a new Family Court building in another seven months, as a plot of land located on Watson Taylor Drive in the town of Lucea was handed over to contractors Thursday (February 4) for construction of the facility. … Continued

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Ministry of Justice Holds Resocialization Workshop

About 55 “at risk ” teenagers from inner-city communities in Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine and Clarendon, participated in a Restorative Justice Focus Resocialization Workshop, at Morgan’s Harbour Hotel, Port Royal, on Wednesday (February 3). The exercise formed part of … Continued

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RM Says Restorative Justice Offers Ray of Light

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) hosted a symposium on Restorative Justice on Wednesday (February 3) on the university’s campus, Mandeville, Manchester. Held under the theme: Restorative and Community Justice: Making Jamaica the Place of Choice to Live, Work, Raise Families and … Continued

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