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Significant Laws to be Passed in 2015/16

Several key pieces of legislation, aimed at enhancing and improving Jamaica’s national security and justice systems, are included on the legislative agenda for the new …

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Supreme Court to Rule on Senate Seats

The Senate, on February 13, passed a Resolution requiring the Supreme Court to make the final determination on which Opposition Senators are duly appointed as …

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Debate on Evidence Bill Suspended

Debate on the Evidence (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to introduce significant reforms in the justice system, was suspended in the Senate, on January 23. Minister …

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House to Vote on CCJ April 28

The House of Representatives is to vote on the Bills making the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) the final court of appeal for Jamaica, on …

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Parliament Prorogues February 17

Parliament will prorogue on Tuesday (February 17) to make way for the new legislative year on February 19. Prorogation marks the end of a Parliamentary …

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JADCO to Have Control of Own Accounts

The corporate structure of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCo) has been reviewed and come April 2015, the entity will have its own accounting department and …

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Senate Passes Securities Amendment Act

The Securities (Amendment) Act, which seeks to enhance the legal and regulatory framework for Retail Repurchase Agreements (retail repos) in Jamaica, was passed in the …

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Senate Approves Learning Motion

The Senate today (December 12) approved a Motion  to address the negative stereotypes that limit the learning capabilities of girls and boys. Opening the debate …

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House Passes 22 Bills Since April 2014

The House of Representatives has passed 22 Bills since the beginning of the legislative period in April 2014. This was disclosed by Leader of Government …

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Dwayne Vaz Sworn in as MP

Newly elected Member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland, Dwayne Vaz, was sworn in on Tuesday, December 9, during a sitting of the House of Representatives. …

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