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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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Restorative/Community Justice Week Starts Sunday

“Restorative and Community Justice: Making Jamaica the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business,” is the theme for the celebration of Restorative and Community Justice Week, which starts Sunday, January 31 and ends Friday, February 6. … Continued

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Visit ‘Legal Aid Saturday’ this Week-End

The format for “Legal Aid Saturday”, scheduled for this Saturday (January 23) at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, Hope Road, Kingston, has been finalised. “Legal Aid Saturday” is being staged by the Legal Aid Council, an arm of the Ministry … Continued

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AG Says Gov’t Remains Committed to Justice Transformation

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Senator the Hon. Dorothy Lightbourne Q.C., has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to the transformation of Jamaica’s justice system. “We are continuing to focus our energy and expertise on a number of projects, programmes and … Continued

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Free Advice from Legal Aid Council

The Legal Aid Council, an arm of the Ministry of Justice, will hosts its first ever Legal Aid Saturday, providing free legal advice to Jamaicans from all walks of life in January. The Council will host a three hour-session on … Continued

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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

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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

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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

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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

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