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Chuck Urges JPs to Visit Lockups

KINGSTON — Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, has urged Justices of the Peace (JPs) to visit the jails regularly and demand that they are kept in proper sanitary conditions, and that inmates are rightfully detained. Mr. Chuck, who was … Continued

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Consultations on Draft Arbitration Act Underway

KINGSTON — A mock-up of the new Arbitration Act has been completed and sent to various stakeholders for their comments and suggestions. The consultation is part of efforts by the Ministry of Justice to make changes to the law, which … Continued

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Chuck Urges Mediation to Settle Cases

KINGSTON — Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, is urging attorneys to assist their clients to settle matters out of court through mediation and arbitration. Mr. Chuck, who was addressing the 2011 graduating class of the Norman Manley Law School … Continued

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Jamaica Seeking to Update Arbitration Law

KINGSTON — The country could see a draft amendment to the Arbitration Act by the end of September, as chief legislative drafters in the Ministry of Justice are now seeking to make changes to the law, which has not been … Continued

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More Judges Appointed to Serve in the Supreme Court

KINGSTON — Five judges were sworn in today (September 15), to serve in the Supreme Court,  by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during a ceremony at King's House. They are: His Honour Frank Williams, Her Honour … Continued

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More Judges Appointed to Serve In the Supreme Court

KINGSTON — Five judges were sworn in today September 15, to serve in the Supreme Court, by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during a ceremony at King’s House. They are: His Honour Frank Williams, Her Honour … Continued

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Hanover Gets $92m Family Court

MONTEGO BAY — The new Lucea Family Court was officially opened on Thursday August 18, by the Minister of Justice, the Hon. Delroy Chuck. Completion of the courthouse is seen as a “dream come through” for the people of Hanover, … Continued

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New Lucea Family Court Opens Next Thursday

KINGSTON — The much anticipated opening of the Lucea Family Court, Hanover, is scheduled for Thursday, August 18. The state-of the-art facility was constructed with funding from the European Union (EU), under its Poverty Reduction Programme II. In an interview … Continued

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New Attorney General Sworn In

KINGSTON — Newly-appointed Attorney General, Hon. Ransford Braham, was on August 8 officially sworn into office by Deputy Governor-General, Hon. Steadman Fuller, during a ceremony at King’s House. Mr. Fuller congratulated the veteran Attorney-at-Law on his appointment, noting that the … Continued

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Attorney Attacks Dr. Blythe’s Credibility

KINGSTON — Attorney for the Jamaican Redevelopment Foundation (JRF), Sandra Minott-Phillips raised a number of issues regarding former Minister of Water and Housing. Dr. Karl Blythe's credibility as a debtor, as the FINSAC Commission of Enquiry resuming hearings Thursday morning … Continued

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PM Golding names Ransford Braham as new Attorney General

Prime Minister Bruce Golding has named Attorney-at-Law Ransford Braham as the new Attorney General who will serve in the position with that office separated from the Ministerial portfolio of Justice. Explaining the decision to separate the responsibilities, Prime Minister Golding said he had done so based on … Continued

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Barnett welcomes Charter of Rights

KINGSTON — Attorney-at-Law, Dr. Lloyd Barnett, has described the provisions of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms Bill, as a "big improvement" on the previous Constitutional entitlements of Jamaican citizens. The Charter Bill was debated and passed in the … Continued

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Gov’t will continue to increase access to justice

KINGSTON — Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Senator Hon. Dorothy Lightbourne, says that Government will continue to pursue an aggressive legislative agenda as it seeks to increase access to justice for Jamaicans. She cited the recent passage of the … Continued

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