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    • Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, says the Government will be moving to fully implement the Disabilities Act this year.
    • This will be achieved through the development of the regulations and codes of practice; establishment of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities as a body corporate; and establishment of the Disabilities Rights Tribunal.
    • The Governor-General was delivering the Throne Speech in Gordon House on April 14 under the theme: ‘Building a Partnership for Prosperity’.

    Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, says the Government will be moving to fully implement the Disabilities Act this year.

    This will be achieved through the development of the regulations and codes of practice; establishment of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities as a body corporate; and establishment of the Disabilities Rights Tribunal.

    The Governor-General was delivering the Throne Speech in Gordon House on April 14 under the theme: ‘Building a Partnership for Prosperity’.

    He further informed that the Occupational Health and Safety Act will be “pursued vigorously” this year.

    The proposed legislation will enable Jamaica’s ratification of approximately 34 Conventions, Protocols and Recommendations of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

    Meanwhile, an office of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) will be established in Montego Bay, St. James, and consideration will be given to adding other regional offices in Manchester and St. Ann.

    In addition, the Governor-General said the Overseas Employment Programme will be expanded to include non-traditional markets.