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First female juror helps ‘unnatural’ acquittal

Published:Friday | March 5, 2021 | 12:17 AM

The first time a woman took part in jury duty in Jamaica, The Gleaner, was there, the 1945 case, making headlines. The case, one about an ‘unnatural offence’

The Daily Gleaner, March 7, 1945

First woman juror in Jamaica assize case


First woman to serve on a Circuit Court jury in Jamaica is Mrs. C. Buchanan of Hanover, who was a juror in a case tried at Lucea, on Wednesday last.

The accused, a man charged with an unnatural offence, was acquitted.