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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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Chief Justice Released From Hospital

Chief Justice Zaila McCalla was released from the Tony Thwaites Wing of the University Hospital of the West Indies, yesterday, after completing a series of tests. Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports(MICYS), the Hon. Olivia Grange, confirmed last night … Continued

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Five-Year Justice Transformation Framework Prepared

A five-year justice system transformation framework agenda has been prepared and a submission to Cabinet for its approval is being finalised. Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne, in her contribution to the State of the Nation Debate … Continued

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Canadian Funding Boosts Restorative Justice Programme

Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne, yesterday (February 5) signed an agreement for a C$500,000 contribution from the Canadian-Caribbean Cooperation Fund (CCF) to further develop the Restorative Justice Programme in Jamaica. Minister Lightbourne explained that the Ministry … Continued

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Manchester Lay Magistrates Association Commended

The members of the Manchester Lay Magistrates Association have been commended for their contribution to the administration of justice in the parish. “This chapter has been exemplary and within the past 10 years, you have had no fewer than five … Continued

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Hanover Gets New Custos

Medical Practitioner, Dr. David Stair, is to be installed as Custos of Hanover on March 5, 2009. He succeeds the Hon. Mavis Whitter-King CD, who demitted office in 2006 for health reasons. Dr. Stair was appointed Custos Rotulorum of the … Continued

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