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Judicial Education Institutes formed in Jamaica and Guyana

Judicial Education Institutes (JEIs) have been launched in Jamaica and Guyana. The aim of these Institutes is to facilitate the offering of continuing legal education programmes (workshops and seminars) to Judges, Magistrates, Commissioners of Title, Registrars, and...

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Can Judges appear before Parliament to defend their rulings?

In August 2016, a Judge in The Bahamas  ruled that a Bahamian Member of Parliament was in breach of the Constitution when he tabled in Parliament the private email messages of a non-profit organisation. The judge held that the matter was not protected by parliamentary...

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Association of Women Judges formed in Jamaica and Guyana

Jamaica has launched a local Association of Women Judges, a non-profit organization through which women judges seek to address social issues facing women and children in society. These kinds of Associations become increasingly important in a time when there is a rise...

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Judges should not be tolerated?

In the wake of an ongoing legal property dispute between residents of 85 Red Hills Road in St. Andrew Jamaica, the Member of Parliament for the constituency, Hon Mr. Karl Samuda recently commented that "any Judge who declares that a person who claims to own the land,...

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