KINGSTON Wholesale MLB Baseball Jerseys , April 18 (Xinhua) -- Jamaican cabinet is reviewing a new act where criminals can expect significant discount in sentences if they confess their guilt to the court at an early stage.
The Criminal Justice Act, which was tabled to the cabinet on Friday, states that defendants, who wish to plead guilty to their offenses on "the first relevant date," will be awarded of up to 50 percent discount in sentences.
The first relevant date, according to the act, refers to the first date on which the defendant is brought before the court after the prosecution has made adequate disclosure to the defendant.
Sentences for defendants Wholesale Baseball Jerseys , who plead guilty after the first relevant date, but before the start of the trial, may also be reduced by 15 to 35 percent.
Even if the trial procedure is started, according to the act, a 15 percent discount in sentence can still be proposed, as long as the defendant pleads guilty before the verdict is made.
Justice Minister Mark Golding said "the discount applies to crimes such as non-capital murder, shooting and rape Wholesale MLB Jerseys , but is not available to capital murder or repeat, multiple murder."
"The reduction will be greater the earlier in the criminal justice process that the guilty plea is indicated," the minister said when he proposed the act.
The act came with deteriorating security conditions in Jamaica. The island, whose population is under 3 million, witnessed more than 320 murder cases up to date this year, the highest in the past five years.
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Lin: Recession risks rising in Europe Chinese economist Justin Lin Yifu speaks at a debate during the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2014 in Qionghai city, South China's Hainan province, 8 April 2014.[PhotoIC]
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Europe now faces the risk of another recession, its third since the global economic crisis of 2008-09, and such a development would lead to a fall in exports and investment from China to the region, said former World Bank chief economist Justin Yifu Lin.
"The risk cannot be removed right now as the European Union (especially the eurozone) has not come up with the requisite structural reforms to improve its competitiveness," Lin, a leading adviser to the Chinese government and professor at Peking University, told China Daily in Brussels.
Lin was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Vlerick Business School and the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium on Monday evening in recognition of his standing as one of China's top economists.
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