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Legal Aid Council Hosts Justice Fair in Allman Town

KINGSTON, October 1, 2018 - As part of its outreach efforts to ensure that Jamaicans in various communities across the island have access to legal services and information, the Legal Aid Council hosted another justice fair, today (September 28), in Allman Town, Kingston.
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Bill Cosby behind bars: Appeal looming, lawsuits pending

(AP) – Their famous client behind bars, Bill Cosby’s legal team is readying a long-shot bid to get his sexual assault conviction overturned. They’re also fighting civil lawsuits filed by some accusers that threaten to drain his vast fortune.
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JAMAICA | Holness Reassures NY Diaspora on Crime Reduction Strategies

NEW YORK, NY, Sept 26, 2018 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday night tried to assure Jamaicans living in New York City in the United States of America, that the government has put in place crime-fighting strategies  that are all working to improve the safety and security of Jamaicans.
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JAMAICA | PRSJ Mourns the passing of Errol K. Miller

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept. 27, 2018, :  The Public Relations Society of Jamaica (PRSJ) is mourning the passing of communications consultant and LIME Foundation executive, Errol K. Miller who passed after a brief illness.

JAMAICA | Sexual Harassment Bill ready for sign off – Grange

Kingston, September 26 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, today announced that “the Prevention of Sexual Harassment draft Bill, with all the revisions recommended by Cabinet, is now ready to be signed off on.”

South Africa’s top court legalises the private use of marijuana. Why it’s a good thing

South Africa’s Constitutional Court has passed down a judgment that makes it legal for adults to cultivate and smoke marijuana in their homes. The court – the country’s highest – ruled that the right to privacy was violated by prohibiting the possession, purchase or cultivation of cannabis for personal consumption by an adult in a private dwelling.

JAMAICA | PNP mourns former Speaker of the House, Headley Cunningham, O.J.

Kingston, Jamaica, September 22, 2018: People's National Party President and Opposition Leader, Dr Peter Phillips, M.P., is saddened by the death of former Member of Parliament for North East Westmoreland, Speaker of the House of Representatives, prominent attorney and former President of the Cornwall Bar Association, Hon. Headley Cunningham, O.J.
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GUYANA | Jagdeo refuses to answer SOCU’s questions on PradoVille 2 lands; denies security of president, ministers was reason for scheme

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, September 17, 2018 - Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday invoked presidential immunity and refused to respond to any questions concerning the allocation of housing lands at Goedeverwagting-Plaisance (PradoVille 2) to himself, his then ministers and other top government officials eight years ago.
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GUYANA | T&T supports Guyana on border controversy with Venezuela

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, September19, 2018 - Trinidad and Tobago- which historically enjoys close economic and political relations with Venezuela- will support Guyana in its border controversy with their Spanish-speaking neighbour, Prime Minister Keith Rowley said Wednesday.
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JAMAICA | Cabinet Reviews Policy on the Public's Right to Beach Access

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, Sept 18, 2018 - Cabinet is reviewing the government's Beach Access and Management Policy with a view to reinforcing the right of public access to recreational beaches owned, managed or leased by public bodies. Technical representatives from the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation presented the draft policy on Thursday, September 13 during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Andrew Holness at the Office of the Prime Minister.During the meeting, Prime Minister Holness highlighted the Government’s position that all Jamaican’s must have the right to access the island’s public recreational beaches.The draft Policy outlines, among other things, the Government’s intention to grant public access to those recreational beaches owned, managed or leased by public bodies.Some of the issues addressed in the draft Policy are: Increased physical access to the foreshore, the floor of the sea and the water column above it: Expansion of beach-related recreational opportunities; and Institution of measures for pollution control and safety for the protection of users of the coastal resources Subsequent to the presentation to the Committee, the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation was asked to further refine aspects of the draft Policy; and make a second presentation to the Committee.Once approved as a Green Paper by Cabinet, the Policy will be tabled in the Parliament, then subject to public consultations. The outcomes of these consultations will inform the revision of the Policy prior to its submission to Cabinet for approval as a final Policy.                                                        ----30----

BARBADOS Switches To E-Passports

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, - Persons applying for Barbados passports for the first time, or those seeking to renew them, will now be issued with an e-passport.
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