February 18, 2021 | Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie |
Was in Parliament and files this live report.
The Governor General said: “Jamaica is now a Regional leader in renewable energy. The Implementation of new Data Protection Act Regulations. Also Regulations of the Telecommunication Act. Among other legislative changes. Diaspora regulations being improved.
There will also be Money (Bill) Laundering improvements to the Bill. Supreme Court will deliver judgments within (6) six months. New dog liability Act. Restorative Justice focus and Mediation Act.
The new Parliamentary year opened today Thursday, February 18, 2021. The public was not allowed to attend due to COVID 19. This robbed the event of the usual intrigue and colour. Quite a pity!
The Lower House and Senate sit Jointly on this occasion.
It is a lot of pomp and pageantry.
In this exclusive interview the Marshal said:
“This is my third Official Ceremonial State Opening of Parliament.
Every thing well in accordance with the Disaster Risk Mgmt. Act.”
Capt. Wayne Blake (Ret’d) poses in black. Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie captured image at Parliament. February 18, 2021.
Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie reporting from Gordon House, seat of Parliament. He is a veteran journalist with International exposure.