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Administrator General Amendment Bill

You and the Law | April 24, 2015
Many Jamaicans die without leaving a will, which can cause a number of complications and disputes. The Senate recently passed the Administrator General Amendment Bill, which will among other things, reduce the complications that can arise. We tell you more in today’s edition
Presenter: Anjuii James-Sawyers
Producer: Anjuii James-Sawyers
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Section 26 (2) of the Disaster Risk Management Act was the legislation used by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on March 14 to declare all of Jamaica a Disaster Area due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. That declaration, in a legal sense, empowers the government to utilize emergency powers to preserve life, property and public health, in ways typically seen after natural disasters such as Earthquakes or Hurricanes. Listen to hear how this act is being used to fight the spread of COVID19.
Presenter: Jermi-Lee Nelson
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You and the Law | March 28, 2020
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Presenter: Jermi-Lee Nelson
Producer: Jermi-Lee Nelson
You and the Law | March 25, 2020
On this edition of You and the Law we’ll continuing our look at The Quarantine Act, how it works and what it does. Press play to hear more.
Presenter: Jermi-Lee Nelson
Producer: Jermi-Lee Nelson
You and the Law | March 16, 2020
With the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), the word “quarantine” is being used very regularly all over the world. Quarantine is a measure taken to prevent and contain infectious diseases or viruses buy minimizing contact with individuals or spaces that are considered infected. Press play to find out how this measure should be exercised on this edition of You & The Law.  
Presenter: Jermi-Lee Nelson
Producer: Jermi-Lee Nelson
You and the Law | March 11, 2020
Our Rights as Jamaicans are provided for in the Constitution, specifically Section 13, titled the “Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms”. When and individual is arrested, some of these rights may become restricted. The power of arrest given to officers of the Jamaica Constabulary Force under the Constabulary Force Act, may infringe on some of these rights and should only be done with proper justification. Press play to hear how your rights are affected while in Police Custody on this edition of You & The Law.
Presenter: Jermi-Lee Nelson
Producer: Jermi-Lee Nelson
You and the Law | March 9, 2020
Expungement is a legal process where an individual can apply to have previous convictions removed from their criminal records. In Jamaica, the law that provides individuals with this right is The Criminal Justice (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Act, which was first introduced in 1988. Press play to find out more about this important legal issue on this edition of You & The Law.
Presenter: Jermi-Lee Nelson
Producer: Jermi-Lee Nelson
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