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Jamaica: Gov’t advancing four key bills to fight crime monster – GG

The Government is advancing the development of what it said are four “complex priority pieces of legislation” which are currently at the draft Bill stage as part of efforts to tame the crime monster.

The four pieces of legislation are:

– An Act to Repeal and Replace the Firearms Act;

– The Criminal Administration (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) (Amendment) Act;

– The Immigration Restrictions (Commonwealth Citizens) (Amendment) Act; and

– The Aliens (Amendment) Act.

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen made the announcement Thursday as he outlined the Administration’s plans for the 2021/22 legislative year during his delivery of the Throne Speech at the ceremonial opening of the Parliament.

Sir Patrick said the government will also be seeking parliamentary approval for other key policy and legislative measures designed to strengthen the country’s crime fighting efforts, enhance rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders and improve public order, including:

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