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Ministry of Justice to Address Legislative Bottlenecks

Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Senator the Hon. Dorothy Lightbourne, has announced that a major step is being taken to reduce bottlenecks in the legislative process by providing improved and more timely legislative drafting services. To this end, two … Continued


Justice Will Ensure Lasting Peace – Henry

Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Mike Henry, has argued that justice is by far one of the best routes toward achieving lasting peace in any society. “Justice is not a very simple thing; it goes deep. It relates fundamentally … Continued


Peace and Justice Centre Opens in May Pen

A Peace and Justice Centre, under the direction of the Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF), was opened in May Pen, Clarendon, yesterday (August 18). Founder of the centre, Social Activist, Dr. Walter Leavell, informed that apart from the mediation services, the … Continued


Minister and Commissioner Confident About Reform of JCF

Commissioner of Police, Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin, has expressed confidence that the recommendations proposed in the current Strategic Review of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be realised, despite previous unsuccessful attempts at reforming the force. “My confidence comes from … Continued


CDF not a Political Programme, Says Shahine Robinson

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Hon. Shahine Robinson, has lauded Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding for initiating the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to bolster social, infrastructure and economic development within constituencies. Making her … Continued


Jamaica Steps Up to the Plate on Child Porn Issues

Jamaica moved closer to meeting its international obligations in protecting the rights of its children, when the Senate passed the Child Pornography (Prevention) Bill Friday (July 24), making commercial sexual exploitation of children a criminal offence. The Bill will apply … Continued


Temporary Facility to Replace Morant Bay Courthouse

The Ministry of Justice is to construct a temporary facility to replace the Morant Bay Courthouse in St. Thomas, which was destroyed by fire on February 19, 2007. Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne says discussions are … Continued


Justice Minister Outlines Strategic Targets

Minister of Justice, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne, has said that the Ministry has established a number of strategic priorities for the financial year, as it works to improve efficiency at all levels of the court system, and enhance access to justice … Continued


Justice System Under Severe Stress…PM Golding

Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding, in remarking on the stress on Jamaica’s justice system, noted that for last year alone, there were some 345,000 cases listed for the Resident Magistrates Courts. This does not include the numbers listed in … Continued


Work Commences on Projects Under CDF

Work has commenced on a number of projects submitted by Members of Parliament (MPs) across the island for funding, under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), announced by Prime Minister Bruce Golding earlier this year. The CDF, which is funded from … Continued


JUST Will Strengthen Judicial System, Says Senator Lightbourne

Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne, has said that the new Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation (JUST) project will strengthen the judicial system, by improving the security and protection of citizens. One area which will certainly benefit, … Continued

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