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JM | Sep 23, 2022

More JPs commissioned into service in Jamaica

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Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck delivering remarks at the August 2022 commissioning ceremony of Justices of the Peace (JPs) in Manchester, Jamaica. (Photo: JP Howell/Ministry of Justice)

The Ministry of Justice has commissioned into service more Justices of the Peace (JPs).

Forty-five JPs for the parish of Hanover were given their seal of appointment on Wednesday (September 21) during a commissioning ceremony at the Grand Palladium Resort & Spa in Lucea, Hanover. They join the cadre of Jamaicans who have been trained to assist with the provision of Justice Services at the community level. 

After the commissioning ceremony, the Custos Rotulorum for Hanover Dr. David Stair officially launched the newly formed Justices of the Peace Association for the parish, while Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck delivered the main address at both events. 

A Justice of the Peace is a person of unquestionable integrity, who seeks to promote and protect the rights of individuals. JPs are constituted, empowered, and governed by the Justices of the Peace Act, 2018. 

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