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May 25, 2018

Carlong to donate books

Carlong Publishers will host its basic schools donation ceremonies, gifting more than 2,000 textbooks and general readers to 50 needy basic schools across Jamaica, on May 29 and 31.

The donations will be held at the Joyce Robinson Reading Room, Kingston and St Andrew Parish Library on the 29th, and the Grandiosa Hotel, Montego Bay, St James two days later.

Carlong Publishers has donated books to basic schools in need for the past 16 years to ensure children are equipped with adequate resources to learn and also to assist in the certification of their schools.

Outdated fines to be revised

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck said many of the laws of Jamaica with outdated penalties will be revised and modernised during this fiscal year.

He said the ministry undertook the task of reviewing the monetary penalties of over 800 laws.

"Some of the fines were $40, $20 and $100. So, we have invited them to make recommendations as to what the new penalties should be," the Minister said.

The matter of penalties came up for public discussion last year, following two cases in which persons convicted of breaches had paid insignificant fines.

Chuck said efforts have to be made to make "fines be a deterrent to any offence".

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