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Court grants stay of merger between ISCF and JCF

Published:Friday | April 11, 2014 | 1:41 PM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The Special Constabulary Force Association (SCFA) has been granted a stay of the merger with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).




The SCFA took the matter before the Supreme Court this afternoon before Justice Courtney Daye.



Its members were arguing that the incorporation was not sanctioned by an act of Parliament.



The application challenging the merger is to go before the Judicial Review Court on May 12 and 13.



The Attorney General the Police Commissioner were named as the respondents.



On March 4, the Government reported that the Cabinet had approved a merger of the JCF and the Island Special Constabulary Force, this year.



SEE: Police force to merge, Cabinet approves JCF, ISCF union



The merging of the two forces was recommended by the Wolfe Report of 1991 and five separate reports and studies since.



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