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The Child Diversion Act

The Child Diversion Bill was recently passed in the House of Representatives with 33 amendments and sent to the Senate for approval.

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How To Obtain A Divorce In Jamaica With Children Involved

On today’s edition of You and Law, we look at how to legally obtain a divorce where children are involved. Stay with us to find out more. Glad you could join us. I’m Anjuii James-Sawyers.

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How To Obtain A Divorce In Jamaica

On today’s edition of you and Law we look at how to legally obtain a divorce. Stay with us to find out more on this week’s edition of You and the Law.

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Legal Aid

On You and the Law this week, we look at Legal Aid under the Duty Counsel System during the Pre Court State

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Silence Zones

Today, we will look at what the law says about silence zones.

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Corruption Prevention

The statutory declaration of assets, liabilities and income on an annual basis is required under law for all public sector workers. We tell you more about the legislation on today’s edition of You and the Law.

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Noise Abatement Act

Trumping sounds at decibels that cause your windows and doors to vibrate and become an annoyance are regulated under a legislation that is sometimes referred to as the night noises act.

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Vehicle Seizures

On today’s edition of ‘You and the Law,’ we explore the conditions under which a stop and-search operation is carried out and a motor vehicle is seized by the Police.

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Rights Of Detainees Under Emergency Powers Regulations

Under the ongoing State of Public Emergency in St. James the security forces are empowered to among other things, detain, search and arrest individuals suspected of contravening the Emergency Powers Act, which gives force to the security measure. However, the … Continued

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Rights of Detainees Under The State of Public Emergency

Under the State of Public Emergency in St. James declared by Prime Minister, Andrew Holness on January 18, the human rights of detainees are to be upheld in accordance with the laws of the land.

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Emergency Powers Act

A state of public emergency has been declared in St. James.

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Frosty Pod Rot Order 2017

Under Section 3 of the Plant Quarantine Act, there are guidelines to be followed as part of measures to control and eradicate the Frosty Pod Rot disease. We shed on light on the ins and outs of the law relating … Continued

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What To Do If You Get Arrested Pt 3

Welcome to part 3 in the series on what to do if you are arrested. If a person with special needs, such as a medical condition is detained, provision should be made to ensure the right to medical care is … Continued

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What To Do If You Get Arrested Pt 2

On this week’s edition of you and the Law we continue to look at what to do if you are arrested

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What To Do If You Get Arrested Pt 1

If you are arrested, do you have any idea what is required of you and the police during the process

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Judicial Education Institute Launched

The Government has established an institution as part of efforts to increase confidence in the judicial system and boost the capacity of its stakeholders.

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Public Gardens Control Regulations

5 spaces including 3 public gardens and three scenic avenues in Jamaica are protected under the Public Gardens Control Regulations 2008. Do you know where these sites are located? Are you aware of the fines associated with breaches under this … Continued

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Assize Church Service

On today’s programme we tell you more about a church service that dates back to the 17 century and is considered to be a significant ceremony for the justice system.

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