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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

A Joint Select Committee of Parliament has been appointed to consider and report on “The National Identification and Registration Act, 2020.”

Accordingly, the Joint Select Committee is inviting written submissions from the public to aid in its deliberations.

You may find a copy of the Bill here.

Please send your written submissions by FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2021 to:

Clerk to the Houses

Gordon House

81 Duke Street

Kingston

or

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Persons making written submissions may be required to appear before the Committee at short notice to explain their submissions. 

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

A Joint Select Committee of Parliament has been appointed to consider and report on its review of “The Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act, 2017”.

Accordingly, the Joint Select Committee is inviting written submissions from the public to aid in the Committee’s deliberations on the Act.

You may find a copy of the Act here.

 

Please send your written submissions to:

Clerk to the Houses

Gordon House

81 Duke Street

Kingston

or

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Persons making written submissions may be required to appear before the Committee at short notice to explain their submissions.

Kingston, June 5, 2020

The Houses of Parliament wishes to remind the public that educational tours and visits to its galleries remain suspended until further notice. In addition, access to the Parliamentary Library is temporarily restricted to telephone and e-mail requests. 

Members of the public are invited to follow the proceedings of Parliamentary meetings through the following media: 

·         Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica cable channel

 

·         PBC Jamaica Facebook page and YouTube channel

 

·         Jamaica Information Service website

Researchers are encouraged to contact the Parliamentary Library at (876) 922-0200 ext. 244 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Material will be transmitted in electronic formats.

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

A Joint Select Committee of Parliament has been appointed to consider and report on a motion by the Minister of Local Government and Community Development regarding a proposal to make the Portmore City Municipality Jamaica’s 15th parish.

The Joint Select Committee is inviting written submissions from the public to aid in its deliberations.

 

You may find a copy of this motion below.

 

Please send your written submissions by FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2021 to:

 

Clerk to the Houses

Gordon House

81 Duke Street

Kingston

 

or

 

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Persons making written submissions may be asked to appear before the Committee at short notice to explain their submissions.

 

MOTION REGARDING ON THE PROPOSAL TO MAKE THE PORTMORE CITY MUNICIPALITY THE FIFTEENTH PARISH OF JAMAICA

 

WHEREAS the Municipality of Portmore was first established in 2003 by virtue of section 3 of the Municipalities Act (repealed);

AND WHEREAS the Municipalities (Portmore) Order, 2003, was made declaring the inhabitants of the area a Municipality;

AND WHEREAS a Charter of the Municipality of Portmore was granted in 2003 for the governance of the Municipality;

AND WHEREAS the Municipality of Portmore established under the Municipalities Act was repealed and thereafter continued as and deemed to be a City Municipality under and by virtue of the Local Governance Act, 2016;

AND WHEREAS by virtue of the Local Governance (Municipality of Portmore) (Change of Name) Order 2018, the Municipality of Portmore was renamed the Portmore City Municipality;

AND WHEREAS the demographic makeup of the Portmore City Municipality now demands that it be established as a parish to focus exclusively on managing the area in order to achieve sustainable development;

AND WHEREAS there are economic, social and cultural benefits and potential for generating revenue with Portmore becoming a parish;

BE IT RESOLVED that this Honourable House of Representatives appoint a Special Select Committee to be chaired by the Member from St Catherine, South Central, to sit jointly with a similar committee to be appointed by the Senate and to consider and report on the proposal to make the Portmore City Municipality the fifteenth parish of Jamaica.