Woman’s murder puts focus on security in courts

first_imgThe daylight murder of a 50-year-old woman in the district courts complex in Rajasthan’s Dausa town on Wednesday has brought the focus on security arrangements in the courts, for which the High Court had recently given directions to the State government. The woman was stabbed by her estranged husband just before a sessions court was to pass the judgment in a case related to their missing daughter.Stabbed to deathThe accused, Amar Chand, was overpowered by the lawyers and court officials and handed over to the police. While the accused was arrested on charges of murder, the victim, Sheela Devi, was rushed to the district hospital where she was declared dead.Shocked by the incident, laywers in the town, situated 57 km away from here, boycotted the court work and demanded strict measures for security of advocates, judges and the court staff as well the people visiting the courts. Lawyers said the situation in which anyone could come with weapons to the court warranted immediate action.A Division Bench of the High Court had in July this year directed the State government to take suitable steps for safety in the court complexes. The High Court’s directions came after a series of “surprise inspections” of lower courts in several districts by the Chief Justice.last_img read more

Labour Ministry to Undertake Roadshows

first_imgStory Highlights The Ministry of Labour and Social Security will be embarking on a series of two-day roadshows to raise public awareness about the services of the Labour Department.These roadshows, which will be held in five parishes, will begin at the Cecil Charlton Park in Mandeville, Manchester, on September 19 and 20. This will be followed up by shows in St. Ann, Kingston, St. James and St. Thomas.The shows, expected to be highly interactive, will raise awareness about how the public can access the services of the Department.The announcement was made by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson, during the Ministry’s first quarterly press briefing at its offices on North Street in Kingston on Tuesday, September 4.She said jobseekers, workers and employees, as well as union representatives will be engaged on a range of topics, including industrial relations, occupational safety and health, efforts to eliminate child labour, the roles and functions of registered employment agencies, as well as the local and overseas employment programmes.Mrs. Robinson said the Ministry is collaborating on this initiative with the Jamaica Employers’ Federation and the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security will be embarking on a series of two-day roadshows to raise public awareness about the services of the Labour Department.last_img read more