Tag Archives: Mark Golding

Ganja Law Passed By The House Of Representatives

The much anticipated amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act was last-night passed in the House of Representatives. The debate on the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill, often referred to as the ganja law, was piloted in the House, by Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting. The Bill was passed with five amendments in the Senate on February 6, piloted by Minister of ...

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Gov’t Ministers Rack Up j$5m in Cell Phone Bills

It has been revealed that the Jamaican government has spent more than ja$5 Million on cellular phone charges in eleven Ministries between July 2013 to June of this year for Cabinet Ministers and their juniors. In records obtained through the Access to Information legislation, it was discovered that some Ministers have been racking up phone bills, some with six figure ...

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Amendments To Be Made To Dangerous Drugs Act

The Government of Jamaica today announced plans for sweeping changes to the Dangerous Drugs Act. Justice Minister Mark Golding revealed that Cabinet has given approval for amendments to the Act to allow for the use and possession of  ganja for medical and research purposes. The definition of  hemp will be inserted in the Act and there will also be licensing ...

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$100 Million Set Aside For Tivoli Enquiry

Some $100 million has been set aside in this year’s Jamaican Budget for the holding of a commission of enquiry into the May 2010 security operations in West Kingston. Justice Minister Mark Golding, made the revelation during Tuesday night’s sitting of Parliament’s Standing Finance Committee.

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