Trial by our peers is the fundamental right of every Jamaican citizen. Although not embodied in any written document, it is a right enjoyed, and fought for, by our founding fathers. The right of every Jamaican to sit on a jury and/or to vote in elections was attained only 76 years ago, and was fought for by our national heroes Paul Bogle and George William Gordon, who were not tried by their peers. We named our premier voting house, Gordon House, the Parliament, in honour of…

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