JFJ has questions about Jamaica’s new Ministry of Legal and Constitutional Affairs

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In the recently reshuffled Cabinet, a whole new Ministry was created. Environment and Climate Change was kicked to the kerb (as I mentioned earlier) and a new Ministry of Legal and Constitutional Affairs was set up, to be headed by former Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte. The new Attorney General, Dr. Derrick McKoy, is a former Contractor General, and he is not a politician. He will not sit in Parliament.

Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs Marlene Malahoo Forte.

Minister Malahoo Forte made it clear in Parliament this week that she wants to ensure things are done properly. Laws should not be rushed through at the last minute. There must be timelines. Quite a few laws are still stuck in the nineteenth century.

And what of human rights? Minister Malahoo Forte says that “a comprehensive review of the Laws of Jamaica to make them compliant…

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