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News Jamaica Justice: The Jamaica deportation isn’t just a problem for the ‘Westminster bubble’, but for our entire justice system

Published on: Tuesday 11 February 2020
The Jamaica deportation isn’t just a problem for the ‘Westminster bubble’, but for our entire justice system
News source: https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/voices/jamaica-deportation-flight-home-office-windrush-a9329931.html

If there is one silver lining to the deportation flight that left for Jamaica this morning, it was the fact that not everyone was on board: the Court of Appeal prevented the deportation of some of those due to be deported because they hadn’t been given access to legal advice.

News Jamaica Justice: Ministry reports high success rate for restorative justice programme

Published on: Thursday 13 February 2020
Ministry reports high success rate for restorative justice programme
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/ministry-reports-high-success-rate-for-restorative-justice-programme_186984?profile=1373

In her remarks, head of the European Union Delegation to Jamaica Malgorzata Wasilewska commended the Government for implementing newer models of justice, such as mediation and restorative justice. As ...

News Jamaica Justice: Jamaica deportation: The govt is trying to bully those who stood up for justice

Published on: Monday 17 February 2020
Jamaica deportation: The govt is trying to bully those who stood up for justice
News source: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/jamaica-deportation-govt-trying-bully-164002329.html

By Bella Sankey Last week, my organisation, Detention Action, held the government to account and required it to comply with the law. In a high profile case, the Court of Appeal ordered the home secretary not to deport any individual who had been denied access to a working mobile phone for five working

News Jamaica Justice: Jamaica deportation flight leaves but without some detainees after court ruling

Published on: Monday 10 February 2020
Jamaica deportation flight leaves but without some detainees after court ruling
News source: https://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/home-office-carries-out-planned-deportation-flight-despite-court-ruling-11364431223982

The Home Office has gone ahead with a planned deportation flight to Jamaica. But some of the detainees who were due on the flight did not leave after a Court of Appeal judge intervened. On Monday ...

News Jamaica Justice: Jamaica deportation flight leaves less than half full after court battle

Published on: Monday 10 February 2020
Jamaica deportation flight leaves less than half full after court battle
News source: https://news.sky.com/story/jamaica-deportation-flight-goes-ahead-despite-court-battle-11931223

Lady Justice Simler ordered the Home Office not to remove anyone "unless satisfied (they ... Last year, 29 convicted criminals were deported to Jamaica on the first deportation flight since Windrush.

News Jamaica Justice: CoA blocks Jamaica deportations over legal advice concern

Published on: Monday 10 February 2020
CoA blocks Jamaica deportations over legal advice concern
News source: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/coa-blocks-jamaica-deportations-over-legal-advice-concern/5103049.article

A Court of Appeal ruling preventing the government from deporting some individuals detained at immigration detention centres near Heathrow to Jamaica has highlighted the importance of access to legal ...

News Jamaica Justice: JET disappointed at reversal of environmental treaty ratification

Published on: Thursday 03 October 2019
JET disappointed at reversal of environmental treaty ratification
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/letters/jet-disappointed-at-reversal-of-environmental-treaty-ratification_176352?profile=1234

correcting an earlier announcement that Jamaica had both signed and ratified the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters (the Escazú ...

News Jamaica Justice: Is it right to lock up a juvenile and throw away the key forever?

Published on: Wednesday 16 October 2019
Is it right to lock up a juvenile and throw away the key forever?
News source: https://qz.com/1729304/supreme-court-mulls-juvenile-justice-and-pleas-of-the-dc-sniper/

Under the influence of John Allen Muhammed, who brought Malvo to the US from Jamaica as a teen , the youth and his elder terrorized the Washington ... to take Malvo’s case as an opportunity to ...

News Jamaica Justice: Chuck withdraws comments about Ruel Reid's arrest

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
Chuck withdraws comments about Ruel Reid's arrest
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Chuck_withdraws_comments_about_Reid_arrest?profile=1228

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Under-fire Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has withdrawn comments he made yesterday following the arrest of former Education Minister Ruel Reid and four others on corruption charges.

News Jamaica Justice: No sense jailing deadbeat dads if they’re broke, says Jamaican Justice Minster

Published on: Sunday 06 October 2019
No sense jailing deadbeat dads if they’re broke, says Jamaican Justice Minster
News source: https://www.stabroeknews.com/2019/10/06/news/regional/jamaica/no-sense-jailing-deadbeat-dads-if-theyre-broke-says-jamaican-justice-minster/

nearly 5,000 fathers are being taken to court by Jamaican women for child maintenance every year. While mothers complain bitterly, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck said it makes no sense arresting men ...

News Jamaica Justice: Justice minister not in support of paternity leave law

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
Justice minister not in support of paternity leave law
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Justice_minister_not_in_support_of_paternity_leave_law?profile=0

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck has rejected calls for paternity leave legislation, stating that he is not in support of such a policy at this time. Recently, People's National ...

News Jamaica Justice: Trump defends Supreme Court justice over fresh misconduct claim

Published on: Sunday 15 September 2019
Trump defends Supreme Court justice over fresh misconduct claim
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Trump_defends_Supreme_Court_justice_over_fresh_misconduct_claim?profile=0

Republican Senator Ted Cruz dismissed the new allegation, however, as "the obsession with the far left with trying to smear Justice Kavanaugh by going 30 years back with anonymous sources." Now you ...

News Jamaica Justice: UN General Assembly endorses ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work

Published on: Monday 16 September 2019
UN General Assembly endorses ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work
News source: https://www.ilo.org/newyork/news/WCMS_719183/lang--en/index.htm

The resolution welcomes the historic role of the ILO and its constituents in promoting social justice, and emphasizes the need for ... It was put forward by the Permanent Missions to the UN of Belgium ...

News Jamaica Justice: Senate approves Bill to increase outdated fines

Published on: Tuesday 17 September 2019
Senate approves Bill to increase outdated fines
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Senate_approves_Bill_to_increase_outdated_fines?profile=0

said the amendments will ensure that fines are more in keeping with the gravity of offences and that Jamaica is regarded as a “just and law-abiding society” with an accessible, efficient and “fair ...

News Jamaica Justice: Parish justice centres will help clear court backlog — Chief Justice

Published on: Tuesday 16 July 2019
Parish justice centres will help clear court backlog — Chief Justice
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Parish_justice_centres_will_help_clear_court_backlog_says_Chief_Justice?profile=1470

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Chief Justice, Bryan Sykes, says the establishment of parish justice centres will help to further increase the court clearance rate, which averaged 103 per cent for the January to ...

News Jamaica Justice: Baltimore Customs Officers Arrest Jamaican Man At BWI On Florida Felony Child Sex Charges

Published on: Wednesday 17 July 2019
Baltimore Customs Officers Arrest Jamaican Man At BWI On Florida Felony Child Sex Charges
News source: https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/07/17/jamaican-man-arrested-at-bwi-airport-sex-charges/

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Jamaican man at Baltimore ... return an allegedly dangerous fugitive to justice,” said Casey Durst, CBP’s Director ...

News Jamaica Justice: Equity and justice: The elusive crime factor

Published on: Wednesday 17 July 2019
Equity and justice: The elusive crime factor
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/opinion/equity-and-justice-the-elusive-crime-factor_170033?profile=1096

Jamaica has the unenviable record of being one of the most ... or political persuasion. Equity and justice ought to be the mantra of a lacklustre judiciary. A social revolution looms on the horizon as ...

News Jamaica Justice: Security, justice ministries partner for restorative measures

Published on: Sunday 14 July 2019
Security, justice ministries partner for restorative measures
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/security-justice-ministries-partner-for-restorative-measures_169811?profile=0

THE Ministry of National Security (MNS) and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) have entered into a partnership to implement restorative justice measures in all four juvenile institutions, under the ...