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Jamaica’s Gazetted #COVID19 Order: April 14, 2020

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The new order detailing additional measures to deal with COVID-19 in Jamaica first announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on April 14, 2020 has now been gazetted.

Disaster Risk Management gazetted order April 14 2020

The Disaster Risk Management (Enforcement Measures) (No_ 3) (Amendment) (No_2) Order 2020

I have not yet found it posted on a government website, but when I do, I will share the link.

One thing of interest…although the order was only gazetted in the late hours of April 16 (or early hours of April 17?), it is back dated to April 14. Is that an acceptable practice?

The press release from the Office of the Prime Minister issued last night indicates the timeline for the gazetting.

OPM press release 16-4-2020 - Covid 19

Also, this gazetted order is Amendment No. 2 of Order No. 3, which was dated April 8, 2020. Was there a previous amendment to Order No, 3? If so, what was it?


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One thought on “Jamaica’s Gazetted #COVID19 Order: April 14, 2020

  1. Presumably, the Gazette must make chronological sense, ie it cannot post-date or be contemporaneous with the instruction issued, therefore w/t effective April 15, must be gazetted before that date.

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