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Ministry of Justice Appoints Chief Technical Director

The Ministry of Justice is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Cheryl Davis Ivey as Chief Technical Director, effective February 15, 2010. The Ministry of Justice is moving to become a modernized and policy focused entity. As Chief Technical … Continued

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Ground Broken for Modern Family Court in Lucea

Ground was broken in Lucea yesterday (February 18) for the construction of a modern family court, fully equipped with technology and amenities consistent with a state-of-the art facility. The courthouse will be located on Watson Taylor Drive in the Hanover … Continued

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More Senior Judges Appointed

Four more senior judges and a registrar were appointed to higher offices, Tuesday (February 9) by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon Sir Patrick Allen, during a brief ceremony at King’s House. Sworn in were: Justice Norma Elaine McIntosh, appointed … Continued

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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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