October 16, 2018

OECS Bar president urges member countries to embrace CCJ

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By LK Hewlett West Indies News Network From Caribbean News Now BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Thaddeus Antoine, president of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Bar Association, has lent the organization’s voice to the calls for member countries to adopt the Caribbean Court of Justice (the CCJ) as their final court of appeal. […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The Black must be discharged!

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Nowhttp://www.sirronaldsanders.com Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US and the OAS. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College in the University of Toronto. The views expressed are his own. Responses to: www.sirronaldsanders.com By […]

Antigua and Grenada moving to join the CCJ

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BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life Two CARICOM countries — Antigua and Grenada — are to hold referendums on Nov. 6, 2018 to decide if they should join the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). This is Antigua’s first referendum, while it would be Grenada’s second, which was rejected in 2016, where other items were also […]

St Vincent PM ready to pursue change to replace Privy Council with CCJ

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From St Lucia Online (CMC) – Almost nine years after a referendum seeking the public’s support to replace the London-based Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as St Vincent and the Grenadines’ final appeal court, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has signalled he is prepared to go to Parliament to change the […]

CCJ President disappointed with T&T’s reluctance to join court’s appellate jurisdiction

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Newly appointed president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Adrian Saunders has expressed disappointment with the reluctance of the government of Trinidad and Tobago to have the institution as its final court of appeal. Saunders told reporters following a special sitting of the court on […]

Caribbean nations cling to British court’s coattails

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By Bertram Niles From CGTN.COM More than 50 years after Britain began divesting itself of its Caribbean colonies, most of them still look to London for justice. Despite the Caribbean Community (Caricom) of mainly English-speaking nations inaugurating its own supreme court in 2005, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, effectively a branch of the […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Justice free of politics

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Friday July 6, 2018 – As controversy currently surrounds the appointment of a Judge to the Supreme Court of the United States, the ease with which a new President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) was installed on July 4, without any political involvement, […]

5 islands in the Caribbean where you’ll be killed for committing certain crimes

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By Farida Dawkins From Face2Face Africa Last Wednesday, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in Barbados outlawed capital punishment for murderers, deeming it unlawful. The High Court is no longer able to enforce the death sentence for those in Barbados found guilty of murder. The CCJ decided that Section 11 of the Constitution – which allows […]

CCJ President to retire in July

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(GIS) – For the first time in its history, the Caribbean Court of Justice held court in Antigua and Barbuda at a special sitting to honour the President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Rt. Hon. Sir Dennis Byron. Representatives from the region came together on May 16, to pay tribute and bid farewell […]

Sir Ronald Sanders; Political hubris and justice

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BY SIR RONALD SANDERS From Barbados Advocate If there is any doubt that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is not beholden to governments and does not yield to their wishes in making judgements, recent events should dispel it. Freundel Stuart, whose tenure as Prime Minister of Barbados, was decisively terminated by the majority of […]