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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


PM Says Government May Re-evaluate CCJ

The Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, indicated last night that the Government may be contemplating re-evaluating its position on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Mr. Golding told last night’s Town Hall Meeting in the assembly hall of the … Continued


COJ Hosting Sensitisation Sessions for Charitable Groups

The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) will be hosting its first in a series of sensitisation sessions for charitable groups, at the Girl Guides Association Headquarters, 2 Waterloo Road, tomorrow (September 29), at 5:30 p.m. Dubbed, ‘COJ Meet the People … Continued


COJ Moves to Make Filing of Documents Easier

The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) is moving to streamline its services to make it easier for clients to do certain transactions. COJ’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Registrar, Judith Ramlogan, tells JIS News that the entity will soon be … Continued


Restorative Justice Consultations for Tower Hill

The Ministry of Justice will be hosting a series of consultations in Tower Hill, Kingston, as part of efforts to implement and develop restorative community justice processes in the community, commencing on Sunday (September 13). This was disclosed by the … Continued


Four More Senior Judges Sworn-In

Four judges were sworn in to higher offices Monday (September 7) by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during a ceremony at King’s House. Sworn in were: His Honour Mr. Justice Frank Williams, Her Honour Miss Justice … Continued


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

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