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Justice Ministry Provides Information at Fairs

Thousands of residents from Montego Bay, St. James and the wider western Jamaica  have been sensitised about the offerings of the Justice Ministry and all its associated agencies and departments, and  provided with  information about their basic rights and responsibilities. … Continued

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Judiciary Embraces Restorative Justice – McCalla

Chief Justice, the Hon. Zaila McCalla, said the judiciary fully embraces the move by Government to introduce restorative justice principles within the justice system. The Ministry of Justice is looking to apply the concept to the local court system, and … Continued

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Ministry Reforming Justice System

Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, said that the Ministry is in the process of reforming the justice system in an effort to provide Jamaicans with greater access to justice. “The reform process requires a collaborative approach to … Continued

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PM Urges Nation to Embrace Restorative Justice

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, is calling on the nation to embrace the restorative justice approach in resolving conflicts, to maintain a peaceful and just society.  In a speech read by Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator … Continued

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Restorative Justice Centre Opens in May Pen

The second of four restorative justice centres, earmarked under a pilot project being undertaken by the Ministry of Justice in communities across the island, was officially opened on February 7 in May Pen, Clarendon. Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Mark … Continued

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Ministry Stages Justice Run on Wednesday

The historic journey taken by National Hero, Paul Bogle from Stony Gut in St. Thomas to Spanish Town, St. Catherine in 1865, will be re-enacted in a “justice run” being organised by the Ministry of Justice. The event, to be … Continued

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Justice Ministry Revising Victims’ Charter

Minister of Justice, Senator Hon. Mark Golding, has informed that the Ministry intends to launch a revised Victims' Charter soon. He said that the revision is underway and Cabinet submission is being finalised to seek approval for the adoption of … Continued

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Clarke Urges Judges/Constables to Tackle Praedial Theft

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Roger Clarke, says employment of traceability and identification mechanisms for produce, is essential in tackling praedial larceny. He noted that one such method involved utilising receipt books, once the produce has entered the food … Continued

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Restorative Justice Week Starts January 29

The opening of restorative justice centres in four pilot project communities, where the initiative was started three years ago, will highlight activities marking Restorative Justice Week, January 29 to February 4. Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, said … Continued

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More Supreme Court Judges to Be Appointed

Chief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla, says there should be progress this year in addressing some of the challenges that affect the justice system, including inadequate space and the need for more Supreme Court judges. She said with the expansion of … Continued

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Justice Minister Sees Wider Role for JPs

Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, says the Government intends to expand the jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace (JPs), to enable them to assume an enhanced role in the court system, particularly in reducing case backlog. "I … Continued

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Attorney General Sworn In

Veteran Attorney-at-Law, Hon Patrick Atkinson, was sworn as Jamaica's new Attorney General by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, at King's House on Tuesday (January 10). Mr. Atkinson described his appointment as a "privileged and priceless" opportunity … Continued

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Legal Aid Council: Defending the Rights of the Poor

KINGSTON — For years, the Legal Aid Council has been defending the rights of persons of modest means in crime related matters, as it carries out its mandate of administering legal aid across Jamaica, ensuring that no citizen is denied … Continued

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Family Reunion at Tower Street Correctional Facility

KINGSTON — Mixed emotions filled the atmosphere, as inmates at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Facility, in Kingston, were allowed to interact with their children as part of a Christmas project. Tears of joys and smiles, punctuated by hugs and … Continued

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