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JAMAICA | Dog Bite Bill passed in Parliament, now goes to the Senate

KINGSTON,  Jamaica November 18, 2020 - The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the new dog attack law (with 17 amendments)  which provides for criminal and civil liability for an owner of a dog that attacks, injures and/or causes the death of a person.

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JAMAICA | Parliament to consider Bill to hold Local Gov't and Parliamentary elections at the same tiime

KINGSTON,  July 15, 2020 - Jamaicans could in the next elections, be required to vote not only for members of parliament for various constituencies, but also for divisional councillors, if a bill to be introduced  in Parliament, on Tuesday and piloted by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is passed by both the Lower and upper houses of parliament.

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JAMAICA | PNP MPs were advised late for Parliamentary Sitting

KINGSTON, April 1, 2020 - The Peoples National Party has lashed out at the Leader of Government Business Karl Samuda, for suggesting that the Opposition’s absence from Parliament yesterday was as a result of negligence on the part of the Opposition MPs.

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JAMAICA | Malahoo Forte uncomfortable with plans to legalise Obeah

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday June 7, 2019 – While Justice Minister Delroy Chuck wants to outlaw the practice of Obeah which was made illegal by slave masters and placed on the books in 1898, Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte will have none of it.

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JAMAICA | PNP wants Parliamentary Sittings to Resume

Kingston, Jamaica. January 28, 2019: The Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives, Phillip Paulwell, says the Opposition is not in agreement with the long recess from the sittings of House caused by a decision of government side, following the Christmas break.

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