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Jamaica: Threats To Judges Rile Chief Justice – Warns Lawyers Against Misleading Public

The Jamaican public has been urged to desist from threatening the Supreme Court who delivered the judgment in a controversial constitutional matter sparked by the 2018 decision to bar a girl from school because of her dreadlocked hair.

The case of the then five-year-old has triggered national outrage because hair in the black-majority northern Caribbean country has been a powerful symbol of identity that has stirred division across colours and classes.

Anger has boiled over from the cauldron of public commentary, particularly on social media, apparently forcing the intervention of Chief Justice Bryan Sykes.

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