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Fatherhood and the Law

The first in our lecture series, Fatherhood and the Law, was held on Thursday 26th June at the J. Whitney Pinder Building on Collins Avenue. Due to the late notice, there were only a few people in attendance but the presentations were very inspiring and were recorded so that they can be used on local television programmes.

John Bostwick, an attorney presented on the new laws as they pertain to fathers’ responsibility to their children whether born in or out of wedlock and the fact that a father can claim to be the father by making a declaration. He outlined the advantages and disadvantages to the law.

Utah Taylor, from Mr. Controversy TV spoke with much emotion about his quest to find his father and the joy it has given him to have identified him at last.

Elsworth Johnson, an attorney, also spoke about the relationship with his father and the importance of child support.

It is intended that the next lecture will be on Domestic Violence and the amendments to the laws protecting individuals. Stay tuned for more details on this.

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