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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

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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

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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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Justice Minister Welcomes Help From Canada

The commitment by the Canadian Government to provide Can$18 million to strengthen Jamaica’s judicial system, through the Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation (JUST) programme, has been welcomed by Justice Minister and Attorney General, Senator the Hon. Dorothy Lightbourne. On April … Continued

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Justice is Essential for Vibrant Economy – PM Golding

Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding today (April 21) secured funding for a four-year programme that will improve the effectiveness of Jamaica’s justice system. He made this announcement following the signing of the Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation (JUST) Programme … Continued

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Three Judges Promoted to Act

A Puisne Judge and two Senior Resident Magistrates, were sworn in Thursday (April 9), to act as a Court of Appeal Judge and Puisne Judges, respectively, by the Governor General, His Excellency, the Most Honourable Dr. Patrick Allen, at King’s … Continued

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USAID Says Corruption Has Declined in Jamaica Since 2006

Corruption has declined significantly in Jamaica since 2006, Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Dr. Karen Hilliard, has confirmed. In an interview with JIS News, Dr. Hilliard explained that USAID began conducting democracy surveys, every other … Continued

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