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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

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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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Justice Minister Outlines Strategic Targets

Minister of Justice, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne, has said that the Ministry has established a number of strategic priorities for the financial year, as it works to improve efficiency at all levels of the court system, and enhance access to justice … Continued

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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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