The gazetted copy of Disaster Risk Management Order No. 9, Amendment No. 2 is available online on the Office of the Prime Minister website, though not yet on the Ministry of Justice website. I have also posted a copy below. With many of the measures in this amendment expiring this week, another announcement by the Prime Minister is expected, perhaps in Parliament on Wednesday, when the House of Representatives resumes its sittings after the summer break.
These are the most recent Disaster Risk Management Orders – No. 9 & its Amendment, dated August 11 & 20 respectively:
For a number of months now I have been unable to keep up with posting the Disaster Risk Management Orders in a timely manner and am no longer going to try to do so. I will try to post them all for archival purposes, so that they are available here in the future if government websites eventually remove them, which has happened with other documents in the past.
If you don’t find the most recent Orders on my blog, I recommend checking two government sites, which are the two that post them most reliably nowadays – the Office of the Prime Minister & the Ministry of Justice‘s websites. The Office of the Prime Minister’s list is incomplete, however, not having some of the earliest orders. The Ministry of Justice’s list seems to be complete at this time.
Neither site has yet posted the current Order, which would contain the new measures announced by PM Holness on Monday of this week.
Below are links to Orders 6, 7 and 8 and their amendments. (One thing I need to follow up on is the absence of a first amendment to Order No. 6, as there is a second amendment.)
Disaster Risk Management (Enforcement Measures) (No. 6) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2021 – May 25, 2021
Disaster Risk Management (Enforcement Measures) (No. 7) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order, 2021 – June 24, 2021
Link to PBCJ recording of Office of the Prime Minister’s media briefing held on August 9, 2021, at which changes to the Disaster Risk Management measures were announced.
On Tuesday (April 13, 2021) in Parliament, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced new measures under the Disaster Risk Management. The gazetted order has been posted online on the Office of the Prime Minister’s website. It has not yet been posted on the Ministry of Justice website. I have posted a copy of the Gazette below.
For completeness, I have posted the amendment to Order No. 4 2021, although its provisions have now been replaced by Order No. 5
The Gazette of Disaster Risk Management (Enforcement Measures) (No. 4) Order, 2021 containing the measures announced by Prime Minister Holness last Sunday (March 21, 2021) and spoken about in Parliament on Tuesday (March 23, 2021) was posted on the Office of the Prime Minister’s website yesterday (March 26, 2021).
Here is a copy of the gazetted order:
Also, for completeness, here is a copy of the amendment to the previous order – No. 3 2021 – dated March 12, 2021.
To bring my blog up to date, I am also posting copies of the three orders gazetted in February, 2021:
The Gazette of the Disaster Risk Management (Enforcement Measures) (Amendment) Order, 2021 was posted online a week ago on the Office of the Prime Minister’s website. It has not yet been posted on the Ministry of Justice or Ministry of Health and Wellness websites. I have posted a copy below.
The Gazette of the first Disaster Risk Management Order for 2021 became available today:
This Gazette has been posted on the Office of the Prime Minister website. It is not yet on the Ministry of Justice website, but will probably be posted there shortly. I no longer regard the Ministry of Health & Wellness website as a reliable source of the Gazette, as the amendments aren’t posted there; it does, however, have a link to the OPM website.
Last Order & Amendments for 2020
Gazetted copies of the last three amendments for 2020 are posted below. I have also reposted Order No. 16 for ease of reference.
The first of the Covid-19 Disaster Risk Management Orders was broadcast in March 2020, ten months ago. I don’t know how long the government intends to continue issuing these orders. The question remains as to whether this is the way in which these measures should be issued on an ongoing basis, this long after the start of the pandemic, one of the issues being the lack of parliamentary oversight provided by this mechanism.
The Gazette of the most recent Disaster Risk Management Order is now available. I have posted a copy below.
The gazetted order has been posted on the website of the Office of the Prime Minister, but not yet on the websites of the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
I am posting a copy of the Gazette with the most recent Disaster Risk Management Order – an amendment to Order No. 15.
One of the most significant changes in this amendment (which needs to be read in conjunction with Order No. 15 itself) is the extension of many of the measures to do with entry into Jamaica to April 15, 2021.
The predominant pattern to date has been to extend measures for a matter of weeks. In this instance the measures have been extended for 5 months, though it has been done in a way that allows for adjustments to the specific requirements to be made fairly easily. It does signal, however, the thinking of the governement that some such measures will be needed through at least the first quarter of next year.
The gazetted order has been posted on the Ministry of Justice website, but hasn’t yet been posted on the Office of the Prime Minister or Ministry of Health and Wellness websites at the time of publishing this blog post.
For convenience, I have re-posted Order No. 15 here.