Legal News & Views by Dionne Jackson Miller

Legal updates and commentary

Cameras Inside Caribbean Courts – If Only!

The United Kingdom continues to modernise its structures and functions. Would that we were doing likewise! Cameras are now allowed inside the UK Court of Appeal, and proceedings are being broadcast live. For the … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Will the Anti-Gang Law Kill Songs Like “I Shot the Sheriff?”

Will the so-called Anti-Gang Bill before the Jamaican Parliament  restrict freedom of expression of our artistes? A lively discussion has started, and I will be looking at its provisions much … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Gay Rights Activist Seeks to Challenge Belize and T&T Laws

Attorney-at-law and gay rights advocate Maurice Tomlinson has applied to the Caribbean Court of Justice, for special leave to take legal action against Belize and Trinidad and Tobago. Tomlinson has … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Highlights – Day 4 – Maurice Tomlinson v TVJ, CVM & PBCJ

Arguments in the case against three Jamaican televisions stations being sued for their refusal to carry an ad promoting tolerance towards homosexuality wrapped up Thursday. You can view the ad here. … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 2 Comments

Highlights – Day 3 – Tomlinson v TVJ, CVM and PBCJ

On the third day of the Constitutional Court’s hearings of the claim against three Jamaican TV stations, TVJ, and CVM, both private entities and PBCJ, which is state-owned,  attorneys for … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Highlights – Day 2 – Maurice Tomlinson v TVJ, CVM and PBCJ

Proceedings resumed on Tuesday with the claimant’s lead counsel Lord Anthony Gifford, wrapping up his submissions. The case involves a lawsuit brought by Maurice Tomlinson, an attorney-at law and gay … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Highlights – Day 1 – Maurice Tomlinson v TVJ, CVM and PBCJ

The case, which I first wrote about here, started in Jamaica’s constitutional court today. Mr. Tomlinson is seeking a declaration that refusing to air an ad promoting tolerance for homosexuals breached … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Day One of the Shanique Myrie Case

  Opening Submissions The Caribbean Court of Justice on March 4, 2013 began hearing the case of Shanique Myrie, a Jamaican woman who alleges that she was unlawfully denied entry … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jamaican TV stations TVJ and CVM Sued for not Airing Ad Promoting Tolerance Towards Homosexuals

Attorney-at-law Maurice Tomlinson has filed suit in the Supreme Court against Jamaican free-to-air television stations TVJ (the 1st Defendant) and CVM (the 2nd Defendant), claiming breach of his constitutional rights for refusing … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

The JPS Case – Summary and Analysis

Dennis Meadows et al v Attorney General of Jamaica, Jamaica Public Service and Office of Utilities Regulation  (before Sykes J.) Summary: The Court ruled that whereas the license granted to … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · 2 Comments
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