Press Release

The Office of the President is now at the centre of the deliberations of the Constitutional Reform Committee

Hon. Marlene Malahoo Forte, Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs, during her statement in the Parliament yesterday (Tuesday, October 3), revealed that the Office of the President of the Republic of Jamaica features prominently in the current deliberations of the members of the Constitutional Reform Committee (CRC). The Minister further reported that the CRC has reached […]
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Constitutional Reform Committee Committed To Transparency: 21st Minutes Available
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The CRC invites the public to share their views on constitutional reform

The Constitutional Reform Committee (CRC) received oral and written submissions from the Jamaican Language Unit (JLU) and Jamaica Left Alliance for National Democracy and Socialism (Jamaica LANDS), during its ninth meeting yesterday (May 10).  The JLU proposed the following:  Jamaica LANDS recommended the following (among other things):  These sessions form part of the CRC’s ongoing […]
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The Ministry of Legal and Constitutional Affairs names members of the
Constitutional Reform Committee (CRC)

The Ministry of Legal and Constitutional Affairs has officially named the high-level Constitutional Reform Committee (CRC), which will provide expert guidance and oversight to Jamaica’s smooth transition from a Constitutional Monarchy to a Republic. Prime Minster, The Most Honourable Andrew Holness made the announcement at a press conference today (March 22). He noted that the […]
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Bail Act Tabled in the House

The Bail Act 2022, which will reform the bail framework in the criminal justice system, was tabled in the House of Representatives on Wednesday (Oct. 5). The legislation, which will repeal and replace the existing Act of 2000, consists of 24 Clauses and four Schedules. Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Hon. Marlene Malahoo Forte, […]
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Legislative Reforms to be Treated as Projects

The Ministry of Legal and Constitutional Affairs (MLCA) will be taking a projectised approach to address the slow pace of legislative reform in the public sector. This is expected to strengthen collaboration with all Ministries by improving efficiency, speed and the quality of legislation promulgated. Acting Permanent Secretary, Wayne Robertson, in a document from the […]
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