Government Will Not Appeal NIDS Ruling, Says Justice Minister


Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, says the Government will not appeal the decision by the Constitutional Court to strike down the National Identification Systems act, NIDS as null, void and of no legal effect.

Minister Chuck says moves are being made to create a new NIDS bill.

Minister Chuck was addressing a media briefing at his Ministry Headquarters in St. Andrew this morning.

We’ll have more on this story in our major newscast at 5:00 this afternoon.

Last month, Bryan Sykes-led Constitutional Court ruled that aspects of the NIDS act are in violation of the Constitution.

Chief Justice Sykes announced that the Court found that the entire law should be struck down.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.

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