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CARICOM Welcomes Jamaica’s Softening on CCJ Issue

Recent moves by Jamaica towards accepting the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final appellate court, has been hailed as a welcome development and a good way to end the year by CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Edwin Carrington. The Secretariat … Continued


Public Servants Delinquent in Declaring Assets

The Commission for the Prevention of Corruption has reported that more than half of all public servants required to make declarations to the Commission have been delinquent. The Commission is mandated to collect and scrutinise statutory declarations of assets, liabilities … Continued


Senate’s Turn to Debate Strata Titles Act

Debate on a Bill seeking to amend the Registration (Strata Titles) Act, passed by the House of Representatives in October, began Friday (November 27) in the Senate. The legislation, which is being piloted by Attorney General and Minister of Justice, … Continued


Over 70 Justice Reform Proposals Already Implemented

Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne, has said that her Ministry has commenced implementing over 70 recommendations for reformation of the justice system from the Jamaica Justice System Reform Task Force. These recommendations are part of close … Continued


Bill to Reduce Import Fraud Clears Senate

Proposed amendments to the Customs Act, which will reduce opportunities for importers to under invoice or undervalue imports in order to avoid paying full duties, cleared another hurdle Friday (October 23), when the Senate passed the Bill. Attorney General and … Continued


PM Says Government May Re-evaluate CCJ

The Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, indicated last night that the Government may be contemplating re-evaluating its position on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Mr. Golding told last night’s Town Hall Meeting in the assembly hall of the … Continued


COJ Hosting Sensitisation Sessions for Charitable Groups

The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) will be hosting its first in a series of sensitisation sessions for charitable groups, at the Girl Guides Association Headquarters, 2 Waterloo Road, tomorrow (September 29), at 5:30 p.m. Dubbed, ‘COJ Meet the People … Continued


COJ Moves to Make Filing of Documents Easier

The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) is moving to streamline its services to make it easier for clients to do certain transactions. COJ’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Registrar, Judith Ramlogan, tells JIS News that the entity will soon be … Continued


Restorative Justice Consultations for Tower Hill

The Ministry of Justice will be hosting a series of consultations in Tower Hill, Kingston, as part of efforts to implement and develop restorative community justice processes in the community, commencing on Sunday (September 13). This was disclosed by the … Continued


Four More Senior Judges Sworn-In

Four judges were sworn in to higher offices Monday (September 7) by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during a ceremony at King’s House. Sworn in were: His Honour Mr. Justice Frank Williams, Her Honour Miss Justice … Continued

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