first_imgRelatedSenate Passes Amendments to Companies Act Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, addresses members of the Upper House on Friday (December 20). Story HighlightsMinister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, said this is a significant achievement for the Upper House. the Anti-gang Bill is before a Joint Select Committee, while the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Bill was tabled.A quarter of the Bills were structural benchmarks under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme. RelatedHouse Passes Legislation to Combat Ponzi Schemes Advertisements RelatedHouses of Parliament Pay Tribute to Mandelacenter_img Senate Passes 40 Bills in 2013 ParliamentDecember 23, 2013Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker Senate Passes 40 Bills in 2013JIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Senate passed a total of 40 Bills during 2013, nearly double the average number approved each year over the previous four years.In a statement in the Upper House on December 20, Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, said this is a significant achievement for the Upper House.Mr. Golding informed that in addition to the legislation passed, the Anti-gang Bill is before a Joint Select Committee, while the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Bill was tabled today.Over the period 2009 to 2012, the average number of Bills passed was just under 22 per calendar year.“Apart from the fact that the 2013 legislative performance approximately doubles the average over the preceding four years, what is also significant is the substantive nature of many of the Bills that have been passed this year,” he remarked.Among the 40 Bills passed are the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act; Committal Proceedings Act; Defamation Act; Tax Administration Jamaica Act; Charities Act; Security Interests in Personal Property Act; Securities (Amendment) Act; and the Fiscal Incentives (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act.“Each of these is a groundbreaking piece of legislation in its own right,” Mr. Golding said, noting that the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Bill is the largest piece of legislation to be brought to Parliament since the Companies Act in 2004.He further informed that a quarter of the Bills were structural benchmarks under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme.“The Leader of Government Business has expressed the aspiration that this should be the best Senate ever. Well, given that the principal function of the Senate is as a legislative chamber, one could confidently argue that our performance in 2013 has met that lofty benchmark,” he stated.Mr. Golding also informed that a number of important Bills will be coming to the Senate in 2014. These include the Disabilities Bill; Occupational Safety and Health Bill; a new Road Traffic Bill; the Integrity Commission Bill to establish a single anti-corruption agency; and the DNA Bill.Opposition Senator, Tom Tavares-Finson expressed gratitude to all members of the civil service at the various levels who participated in the “remarkable achievement” of passing 40 Bills for 2013.last_img read more

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first_imgThe African union and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization have warned that the looming drought in most parts of eastern and southern Africa is the worst in a long time.They are now urging for precautionary measures to be taken to minimize adverse effects.Currently Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and parts of the southern Africa region are experiencing water shortage and scarce rain fall.last_img

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Day four of the Bradley Aue murder trial featured mostly testimony from those working the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, as jurors are about to reach their one week anniversary at the Sumner County Courthouse.It was last Tuesday when the jury was selected. Tomorrow, the State of Kansas, i.e. prosecution, could wrap up its case. The defense has yet to present its side.Aue is accused of second-degree murder in the May 24, 2018 death of Sierra Craft at his home at 1002 N. F Street in Wellington.Eric Moore, a forensic scientist with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, returned to the stand on Monday, although on Friday he told the court that he had to be in Nevada after the weekend. If you remember the prosecution, nor the defense, had completed questioning of the witness – who handled the blood samples at the crime scene – because of a sick juror.Moore said after his testimony today that arrangements were changed, and his trip to Nevada was canceled. Also, the sick juror returned.Three other KBI employees were called to the witness stand.Brian Carroll, senior specialist with the KBI, introduced several items into evidence including a Motorola cell phone with a damaged screen, hiking boots, black tennis shoes, empty Barton Vodka bottles, smoking device referred to marijuana, hair form the southwest bedroom, Wrangler jeans with blood stains on them, pieces of blouses and two broken glasses outsides.Other KBI agents Robert Jacobs and Bethany Brookes were called to the stand.Other witnesses include:•Mike Castaneda, who loaned Aue $20 earlier in the day;•Dillon’s Grocery surveillance camera was submitted into evidence in which Aue and Craft were entering into the store and getting groceries earlier in the day.last_img read more