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Amend the Obeah Act to Include Stiffer Penalties for those who Practise or Consult those who Practise

  

Amend the Obeah Act to Include stiffer penalties for those who practise/consult those who practise obeah to harm, inflict physical ailment and suffering to the innocent, and depending on the severity of the suffering has resulted in the demise of the victims.

This petition is for an amendment of the Obeah Act to include stiffer penalties for those who practise obeah/consult those who practise obeah with a view to inflict physical harm and suffering to the innocent.

The Obeah Act falls within the legal arena of criminal procedures and was last amended in 1898, almost 12 decades ago and 64 years before Jamaica gained its independence. The Acts provides for punitive actions to be taken against those who practise obeah in Jamaica and also those who consult those who practise obeah.
For example, the "slap on the wrist fine" of one hundred dollars, when such practise resulted in the demise of a person, the penalty should be treated as that of murder. The amendment of the Act should also include penalties of similar weight for women just as for men who deal in obeah. Corporal punishment probably would not be considered now, but the Act now prohibits flogging women who practise obeah.

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