ST ANN, Jamaica — Lawmen from the St Anns Bay Police Station are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the body of a man believed to be in the fifties, found in Davis Town, St Ann Friday morning.
Reports are that residents stumbled upon the body with multiple chop wounds about 10:15 am and summoned t ...more »
THE Legal Aid Council has decided to make legal aid available to children under 18 years old who are brought before the court on the ground that their parents/guardians are unable to control them.
The Legal Aid Council has long provided legal representation for children under 18 years old who are charged with criminal offences. However, this was previously extended to children who are brought to court under the Child Care and Protection Act on the ground that their parent/guardian is unable to control them, where no criminal offence is alleged.
Under Section 24 of that Act, the court may make a correctional order in such circumstances, resulting in the child being held in a correctional facility.
A release from the Ministry of Justice said Cabinet has approved the issuance of drafting instructions to have the Act amended so that this will no longer be possible. In the meantime, the Legal Aid Council has decided to provide legal representation for these children.
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