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AI: sufficiently recognized by the laws in the music industry? 

In an interview with The Associated Press on July 4, 2023, CEO and President of the Recording Academy, Harvey Mason Jr., articulated the following stance on Artificial Intelligence (AI) with respect to the Grammy Awards: “AI, or music that contains AI-created elements, is absolutely eligible for entry and consideration for Grammy nomination. Period…What’s not going […]

A Guide for Landlords

If you are currently leasing or planning on leasing your property, whether it is commercial or residential, there are a few key points you should consider that could possibly save you some time and money when dealing with your tenants. In Jamaica, the Rent Restriction Act (the “Act) is the primary legislation governing the relationship […]

Mixing Friends & Relatives and Business

Solid legal arrangements serve as the bedrock upon which successful and lasting friendships turned business alliances are built. The Jamaican proverb, “Good friend better than pocket money” is often declared with confidence and so too is Ziad K. Abdelnour’s saying that, “a truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms even when […]

What Small Businesses Should Know about the New Sexual Harassment Act

The Sexual Harassment (Protection and Prevention) Act, 2021, which came into effect on July 3, 2023, was not designed for small or micro businesses.   There are 3 primary indicators that the law was not intended for small employers.  Firstly, there is the obligation on all employers to have a sexual harassment policy within 12 months. […]

A Downer for Limitation

Imagine being sued for an action which occurred thirty (30) years ago? The law recognizes the injustice that may arise if a Defendant is called upon to answer a claim with its genesis in the remote past.  It is generally accepted and understood that the passage of time can adversely impact the ability of a […]

Timely Disclosures & Junior Market Companies

“You never know what someone is dealing with behind closed doors. You only know what you see or what you think you see”, or in the case of listed companies, what you as a shareholder are told. Public  listed companies are subjected to  a great deal of regulatory reporting requirements. Such companies also have an […]

Newcomer ECHE gets cash boost from regional security giant

The equity deal with amalgamated was linked in March, just months after Myres-Gray had reacquired former backer Proven Investments Holdings’ stake in the business. Read more at The Gleaner

ECHE Limited inks deal with Amalgamated Security Services

Lititia Myers Gray, chief executive of cash management and digital payments firm, ECHE Limited, is announcing a partnership pivot from its original majority shareholder to regional security company Amalgamated Security Services Limited. Read more a Our Today


IMAGE RIGHTS: PROTECING BOB MARLEY’S FACE IN 2023 Some 25 years ago, the present writer (jointly with Michael Hylton KC) published an article entitled “The New Tort of Appropriation of Personality: Protecting Bob Marley’s Face”) (55 Cambridge Law Journal 56). The article reported on the then new Jamaican case (the Bob Marley case) which had […]

AI and Intellectual Property

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the new “thing”. Many people have found programs such as ChatGPT to be a blessing. According to ChatGPT, AI “refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think, learn, and problem-solve in a manner similar to humans. AI involves the development of computer systems or algorithms […]