Laws & Legislation

26 05, 2016

Child Care and Protection Act 2004

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This Act may be cited as the Child Care and Protection short title. Act. 2.--(I) In this Act- "adult" means a person who has attained the age of eighteen years; "adult correctional centre" has the meaning assigned to it by section 2 of the Corrections Act; "child" means a person under the age of eighteen years; "Children's Advocate" means The Office of the Children's Advocate constituted under section 4;

26 05, 2016

Early Childhood Act 2005

By |2016-05-26T14:58:14-05:00May 26th, 2016|Laws & Legislation|

In this Act – “basic school” means a school that offers a course of educational training for students under the age of six years; “Commission” means the Early Childhood Commission established under section 3 of the Early Childhood Commission Act; “day care centre” means any premises used for the provision of nonresidential day care service to more than four children up to six years of age for at least six hours per day and at least four days per week;

26 05, 2016

The Adoption of Children Act – 1958

By |2016-05-26T14:56:33-05:00May 26th, 2016|Laws & Legislation|

In this Act- Interpretation. “adopter” means a person who is proposing to adopt, or who has adopted a child in pursuance of an adoption order; “adoption order” means an order made under section 9; “child” means a person under the age of eighteen years who has never been married;

26 05, 2016

The Children Guardianship & Custody Act – 1957

By |2016-05-26T15:01:31-05:00May 26th, 2016|Laws & Legislation|

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires- “Court” means- (a) the Supreme Court; or (b) where the respondent, or any of the respondents, or the applicant, or the child to whom the application relates resides in the parish of Kingston or the parish of St. Andrew, the Family Court- Corporate Area Region (as respects any time on or after the 13th day of November, 1978);

26 05, 2016

The Education Act

By |2016-05-26T14:53:10-05:00May 26th, 2016|Laws & Legislation|

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires- “aided educational institution” means any educational institution which the Minister assists in maintaining; “all-age school” means a school that offers a course of educational training for students of ages six to fifteen years;

26 05, 2016

The Juveniles Act – 1951

By |2016-05-26T14:52:07-05:00May 26th, 2016|Laws & Legislation|

In this Act-“adult correctional centre” has the meaning assigned to it by section 2 of the Corrections Act; “child” means a person under the age of fourteen years; “children’s home” means any institution, dwelling-house or .other place where four or more children are boarded and maintained other than by a parent or lawful guardian, either gratuitously or for reward

26 05, 2016

Access to Information Act

By |2016-05-26T14:51:11-05:00May 26th, 2016|Laws & Legislation|

AN ACT to provide members of the public with a general right of access to official documents and for connected matters. BE IT ENACTED by The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Representatives of Jamaica, and by the authority of the same