The Jamaica Gazette
The Jamaica Gazette is the official newspaper for the government of Jamaica for the publishing of official notices to the public. This is a printed newspaper that is accessed via a subscription and issues are not necessarily published on a daily bases.
The Jamaica Gazette Act
The Jamaica Gazette Act of May 18, 1906. This Act was later amended in January 1, 1969.
1.The Act may be cited as the Jamaica Gazette Act.
2. All issues of the public newspaper entitled the Jamaica Gazette and all Supplements thereto, and all Gazettes Extraordinary, hitherto printed and published at the Government Printing Office, or elsewhere, are hereby declared to have been, and all future issues in pursuance of this Act of such public newspaper, and of all supplements thereto, and of all Gazettes Extraordinary, shall be, and are deemed to be issues of the Jamaica Gazette, duly and legally printed and published, and shall have effect and be receivable in evidence accordingly.
3. It shall be lawful for the Minister to continue the printing and publication of the the Jamaica Gazette at the Government Printing Office. The Jamaica Gazette shall contain such matter, and shall be printed, published and distributed subject to such rules, regulations and orders, as the Minister may from time to time prescribe or issue.
4. All public and parochial authorities, officers, commissioners, trustees and other persons are hereby required to insert and publish in the said Jamaica Gazette, on such terms and the Minister shall direct, all the advertisements which they are by law, rule, or regulation, or by the order of any court, authorized and required from time to time to publish in the “Jamaica Gazette by Authority”, or “The Jamaica Gazette”, and the publication thereof, and to be in compliance with the provisions and requirements of the said several enactments having relation thereto.
5. A document purporting to be the Jamaica Gazette, and to contain a notification of any proclamation, act, or notice made, done, or given by the Queen, her heirs or successors, or to contain a notification of any appointment by the Queen, her heirs or successors, or by the Governor-General or by a Minister, of any person to any office in Jamaica, or to contain a notification of any act, order, commission, direction, resolution, notice, by-law, ordinance, rule or regulation done, made, issued, given, sanctioned, confirmed, approved, or allowed by a Chamber or House of Legislature, or both, or by any executive authority of Government under any Statute or Law passed or to be passed, shall be prima facie evidence in all Courts and in all legal proceedings of the fact that such proclamation, act, or notice was made, or that such act, order, commission, direction, resolution, notice, by-law, ordinance, rule, or regulation, was done, made, issued, given, sanctioned, confirmed, approved, or allowed or that such notice so required to be inserted in the Jamaica Gazette was given by the persons, at the time, in the manner and terms, and to the extent stated or appearing in such document, and that all such matters as stated or appearing in such document, and that all such matters as stated or appearing in such document were duly published in the Jamaica Gazette. This section shall apply to documents purporting to be the Jamaica Gazette, whether published before or after the twentieth day of March, 1873.
6. The mode of proof allowed by this Act shall be in addition to, and not in substitution for any other modes of proof allowed by law, and shall apply to all legal proceedings whether civil or criminal.