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Senate Passes Representation of the People (AMENDMENT) Act, 2014

The Senate, on Friday, December 5, passed the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2014, which provides for the registration, regulation, and funding of political parties. The Bill, which was approved in the House of Representatives on October 14. was passed by the Senate with six amendments. These relate to:…

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Anti-Gang Legislation Approved by Senate

The Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Bill, popularly called the ‘anti-gang’ legislation, was passed in the Senate, on (March 7), with three amendments. The law makes provision for the disruption and suppression of criminal organisations and outlines offences, in order to restore a sense of security in the Jamaican…

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Senate Adopts Proposed Cybercrimes Act Amendments

The Joint Select Committee of Parliament, appointed to review the Cybercrimes Act, is recommending increases in fines for several offences which breach the legislation. The recommendations, contained in a report from the Committee, were adopted by the members of the Senate during its sitting on Friday, January 31, when the…

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Senate Passes 40 Bills in 2013

The Senate passed a total of 40 Bills during 2013, nearly double the average number approved each year over the previous four years. In a statement in the Upper House on December 20, Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, said this is a significant achievement for the Upper…

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Senate Passes Amendments to Companies Act

Local and overseas investors will now find it easier to do business in Jamaica following the passage of the Companies (Amendment) Act on December 19 in the Senate. The Bill, which was passed in the Lower House on December 17, amends the Companies Act to authorise the use of a…

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Senate Passes Bill to Combat Unlawful Financial Organisations

The Senate on Friday, December 13, passed the Securities (Amendment) Act, to combat the establishment and proliferation of unlawful financial organizations. In piloting the Bill, Minister of Justice, Hon. Mark Golding, said the Bill was drafted due to the urgent need for the Financial Services commission (FSC) to be equipped with…

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Dr. Nigel Clarke and Ruel Reid Sworn in as Senators

Businessman, Dr. Nigel Clarke, and Principal of Jamaica College, Ruel Reid, were sworn in as Opposition Senators in the Upper House, on Thursday, November 28,  by the Clerk of the Houses of Parliament, Mrs. Heather Cooke. This brings the total number of Opposition Senators to eight members, the full complement. The…

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Senate Passes United Nations Security Council Implementation Act

A Bill to enable Jamaica’s fulfillment of its commitments to the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), was passed in the Upper House on November 1 with bi-partisan support. The United Nations Security Council Implementation Act 2013 also allows Jamaica to put into practice declarations passed by the UN Security…

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Upper House Debates Campaign Financing

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has been lauded for its commitment to ensuring that political processes are conducted transparently and in the best interest of the citizens of Jamaica. This commendation came from Government Senator K.D. Knight, as he contributed to the debate on the ECJ’s report on campaign…

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