Senate Approves Bill to Wipe National Heroes’ Criminal Records

The Senate on Friday approved a Bill which proposes to remove the criminal record of several of Jamaica’s national heroes and their supporters.

Sam Sharpe, Paul Bogle, George William Gordon and Marcus Garvey are the National Heroes whose criminal record are to be removed.

The National Heroes and Other Freedom Fighters Absolution from Criminal Liability Act was piloted in the Senate today by Foreign Affairs Minister, Kamina Johnson Smith.

Senator Kavan Gayle gave his support to the bill.

Senator Don Wehby also supported the bill. He gave credit to Senate President Tom Tavares Finson for pushing for the National Heroes to be absolved of criminal liability.

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