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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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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

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