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  1. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Suppression and Punishment) (Amendment) Act, 2018 (No. 7 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-03-27 | JAM-2018-L-108380

    Amends section 4 (hearings), 6 & 16 (restitution for victims of trafficking).

  2. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Act, 2017 (No. 37 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-19 | JAM-2017-L-108379

    Amends section 2 of the Act by deleting the definition of "Minister".

  3. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) (Established Fund) (Payment of Pensions) Act, 2017 (No. 23 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-23 | JAM-2017-L-108375

    Repeals and replaces section 133 of the Constitution on pensions in the public service and amends section 134.

  4. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Integrity Commission Act, 2017 (No. 26 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-23 | JAM-2017-L-108376

    The law establishes an Integrity Commission. The goal of the Act is to promote and enhance ethical conduct for parliamentarians, public officials and other persons by consolidating the laws relating to the prevention of corruption.

  5. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Pensions (Public Service) Act, 2017 (No. 24 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-23 | JAM-2017-L-108378

    Establishes a contributory pension scheme for the public service called the Public Service Pension Scheme.

  6. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act, 2017 (No. 15 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-07-14 | JAM-2017-L-108377

    The Act sets out special measures to uphold and preserve the rule of law, public order, citizen security and public safety within certain geographical areas of Jamaica. The Government may declare an area a Zone of Special Operations if there are reasonable grounds to believe that there is "rampant criminality, gang warfare, escalating violence and murder and the threat to the rule of law and public order."

  7. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Arbitration Act, 2017 (No. 13 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-06-21 | JAM-2017-L-108374

  8. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act 19 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-14 | JAM-2016-L-104881

  9. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    National Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act No. 18 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-11-18 | JAM-2016-L-104884

  10. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Special Economic Zones Act, 2016 (Act No. 7 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-15 | JAM-2016-L-102695

    Repeals the Jamaica Export Free Zones Act of 1982. Makes provisions with respect to the development, regulation, supervision, construction, management and control of export free zones in Jamaica.

  11. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2016 No. 10. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-15 | JAM-2016-L-104879

  12. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Cybercrimes Act, 2015 (Act No.31 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-12-21 | JAM-2015-L-102690

    Repeals and replaces the Cybercrimes Act, 2010.

  13. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Criminal Justice (Administration) (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act No. 29 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-11-27 | JAM-2015-L-102689

  14. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Fishing Industry (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act No.21 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-10-06 | JAM-2015-L-102691

  15. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Act, 2015 (Act No.17 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-08-10 | JAM-2015-L-102692

    Regulates activities, practices, apparatus and facilities involving ionizing radiation and nuclear technology.

  16. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) (Local Government) Act, 2015 (Act No. 14 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-07-29 | JAM-2015-L-102688

  17. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Public Bodies Management and Accountability (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act No.3 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-12 | JAM-2015-L-102693

  18. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Employment (Flexible Work Arrangements) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2014 (Act No. 15 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-11-24 | JAM-2014-L-98289

    An Act to Amend provisions relating to hours and days of work in several enactments in order to facilitate the implementation of flexible working arrangements in Jamaica.

  19. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Disabilities Act, 2014 (Act No.13 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-10-31 | JAM-2014-L-98288

    An Act to promote and ensure full and equal enjoyment by persons with disabilities, of privileges, interests, benefits and treatment, on equal basis as others and to establish the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities.

    Part VI deals with employment of persons with disabilities and includes non-discrimination provisions and an obligation on the employer to make adjustments to the workplace to ensure that the employee is not at a disadvantage. It also provides for the redeployment of an employee to a position that is at equivalent to their previous position.

  20. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organizations) Act, 2014 (Act No. 3 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-04-04 | JAM-2014-L-98287

    AN ACT to Make provision for the disruption and suppression of criminal organizations; and for related matters.

  21. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    The Pensions (Superannuation Fund and Retirement Schemes) (Validation and Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act No. 33 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-12-17 | JAM-2013-L-98284

    An Act to amend the Pensions (Superannuation Funds and Retirement Schemes) Act, 2004 to make clear provisions for the payment of licence fees both upon the initial grant and upon the renewal of a licence, and to validate and confirm the collection of fees by the Financial Services Commission, its officers, staff and other persons in support of those acts during the period commencing the 1st March 2005 and ending on the day of commencement of this Act.

  22. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Caribbean Community (Free Movement of Skilled Persons) (Amendment) Act (Act No. 27 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-11-07 | JAM-2013-L-98282

    Amends the Caribbean Community (Free Movement of Skilled Persons) Act.

  23. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act 26 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-10-13 | JAM-2013-L-98285

  24. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Suppression and Punishment) (Amendment) Act (Act No. 13 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-08-31 | JAM-2013-L-98286

  25. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Law Reform (Flogging and Whipping) (Abolition) Act, 2013 (Act No. 5 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-03-21 | JAM-2013-L-98283

    Repeals the Crime Prevention Act and the Flogging Regulation Act.

  26. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Foreign Nationals and Commonwealth Citizens (Employment) (Amendment) Act, 2011 (Act No. 14 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-05-12 | JAM-2011-L-95202

    Amends the Act with respect to fees to be paid as well as entry into the country for CARICOM nationals.

  27. Jamaica - - Constitution

    The Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedom (Constitutional Amendment) Act, 2011 (No. 12 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-04-07 | JAM-2011-C-95194

    Repeals and replaces Chapter III of the Consititution concerning fundamental Rights and Freedom. These rights include the right to freedom from discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, place of origin, social class, colour, religion or political opinions; the right to protection from torture, or inhuman or degrading punishment or other treatment.

  28. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Minimum Wage (Amendment) Act, 2011 (No. 2 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-02-23 | JAM-2011-L-86494

    Repeals and replaces section 13 of the principal Act concerning regulations to be made by the Minister. Subsection 2 concerns increasing the penalties for violations of the Act.

  29. Jamaica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Order, 2011.

    Adoption: 2011-02-01 | JAM-2011-R-86497

    Amends paragraphs 4 and 5 of the principal Order concerning fines for violations of the minimum wage legislation.

  30. Jamaica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wage (Industrial Security Guards) (Amendment) Order, 2011.

    Adoption: 2011-02-01 | JAM-2011-R-86498

    Amends paragraphs 4 and 6 increasing the amounts set out in the Minimum Wage (Industrial Security Guards) Order, 1982.

  31. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2011 (Act No. 13 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011 | JAM-2011-L-95200

    Amends provision 91 of the Constitution concerning appeal procedures for persons sentenced to the death penalty.

  32. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Criminal Justice (Plea Negotiations And Agreement) Act (Acts 34 of 2005 and 30 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-11-01 | JAM-2010-L-98317

  33. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    The Child Care and Protection (Children's Homes) (Validation and Indemnity) Act, 2010 (No. 26 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-03 | JAM-2010-L-95198

    Validates and confirms the acts done by the Child Development Agency in enforcing the provisions of the Child Care and Protection (Children's Homes) Regulations 2005.

  34. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes (Amendment) Act, 2010 (Act No. 8 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-03-22 | JAM-2010-L-95204

    Amends the definition of "industrial dispute" in the Act and makes amendments to sections 11A, 28 and the Scheules.

  35. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    The Child Pornography (Prevention) Act, 2009 (Act No. 13 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-10-20 | JAM-2009-L-95199

    An Act to prohibit the production, distribution, importation, exportation or possession of child pornography, and the use of children for child pornography, and to provide for connected matters.

  36. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Holidays With Pay (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. 14 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-10-20 | JAM-2009-L-95203

  37. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Sexual Offences Act, 2009 (Act No. 12 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-10-20 | JAM-2009-L-95206

    Act Act to repeal the Incest (Punishment) Act and certain provisions of the Offences Against the Person Act; to make new provision for the prosecution ofrape and other sexual offences; to provide for the establishment ofa Sex Offender Registry; and for connected matters.

  38. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Factories (Amendment) Act, 2009 (No. 8 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-08-13 | JAM-2009-L-95201

    Makes numerous amendments to the Act concerning modification of the penalties for offences under the Act.

  39. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Proceeds of Crime Act, 2007 (Act 4 of 2007). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-03-02 | JAM-2007-L-76123

    Part I - The Assets Recovery Agency
    Part II - Forfeiture Orders and Pecuniary Penalty Orders
    Part III - Restraint Orders
    Part IV - Civil Recovery of the Proceeds etc. of Unlawful Conduct
    Part V - Money Laundering
    Part VI - Investigations
    Part VII - General

  40. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Suppression and Punishment) Act, 2007. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-03-01 | Date of entry into force: 2007-03-01 | JAM-2007-L-90367

    Provides measures for the prevention, suppression and punishment of trafficking in persons.

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Trafficking in Persons and Related Provisions
    Part III - Assistance to and Protection of Victims
    Part IV - Prevention of Trafficking in Persons
    SCHEDULE

  41. Jamaica - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Suppression and Punishment) Act, 2007 (Appointed Day) Notice.

    Adoption: 2007-02-28 | JAM-2007-M-76108

    Appoints the 1 March 2007 as the day that the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Suppression and Punishment) Act, 2007 is to come into force.

  42. Jamaica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wage (Industrial Security Guards) (Amendment) Order, 2006 (No. 12 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-01-16 | Date of entry into force: 2006-01-31 | JAM-2006-R-74107

    Amends paragraph 4 of the Minimum Wage (Industrial Security Guards) Order 1982.

  43. Jamaica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Order, 2006 (No. 13 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-01-16 | Date of entry into force: 2006-01-30 | JAM-2006-R-74108

    Amends paragraphs 4 and 5 of the National Minimum Wage Order with respect to increasing minimum wages.

  44. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Maintenance Act, 2005 (No. 30 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2005-12-06 | JAM-2005-L-73665

    Provides obligations between spouses to maintain each other as well as on parents to maintain their children and on persons to maintain their parents and grandparents. The Act also repeals the old Maintenance Act and the Affiliation Act and amends the Matrimonial Causes Act.

  45. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Nurses and Midwives (Amendment) Act, 2005 (No. 13 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2005-04-08 | JAM-2005-L-72414

    Amends section 2 (definitions), 15 and 16 of the principal Act and inserts new sections 10A, 10B and 10C concerning registration and licences.

  46. Jamaica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Child Care and Protection (Children's Homes) Regulations, 2005 (No. 22 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2005-03-29 | JAM-2005-R-70984

    Provides for the licensing of children's homes and the responsibilities for those that run the home such as providing sufficient food, sleeping arrangements, education, medical care and disciplinary action (i.e. forfeiture of rewards and privileges, temporary loss of recreation or, in exception circumstances, isolation from the other children).

  47. Jamaica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Child Care and Protection (Advisory Council) Regulations, 2005 (No. 23 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2005-03-29 | JAM-2005-R-70985

    Establishes the Advisory Council to administer the Child Care and Protection Act.

  48. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Criminal Justice (Plea Negotiations and Agreements) Act, 2005.

    Adoption: 2005-02-15 | JAM-2005-L-70861

    Introduces a regulated system of plea bargaining to facilitate efficient administration of criminal matters.

  49. Jamaica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Order, 2005

    Adoption: 2005-01-13 | Date of entry into force: 2005-01-31 | JAM-2005-R-70139

    Amends paras. 4 and 5 of the National Minimum Wage Order, 1975.

  50. Jamaica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Shipping (Registration of Ships) Regulations, 2005.

    Adoption: 2005-01-03 | JAM-2005-R-73750

    Part I - General
    Part II - Registers of Jamaican Ships
    Part III - Registration
    Part IV - Mortgages
    Part V - Bareboat Charter Registration
    Part VI - Miscellaneous
    Part VII - Offences
    Part VIII - Transitional Provisions

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