December 10, 2018

SVG Diaspora Committee to host public lecture on role of CCJ

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life The Brooklyn-based St. Vincent and the Grenadines Diaspora Committee of New York, Inc., says it will be collaborating with Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College in hosting a public lecture, at the college’s Founders Auditorium, on Nov. 30, on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Sherrill-Ann Mason Haywood, chairperson of […]

Civil society role critical to advance CCJ, says former president

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By LK Hewlett From Caribbean News Now BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Former president of the Caribbean Court of Justice Sir Dennis Byron has weighed in on why two more Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have rejected the CCJ. Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada both held referenda on Tuesday to decide if their countries would move […]

Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada vote no to CCJ as final appellate court

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From Nationwide Radio JM Voters in Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada, yesterday voted to reject the option of making the Caribbean Court of Justice, CCJ, their final appellate Court. The no-vote in the referendum means the islands are likely to retain the UK-based judicial committee of the Privy Council as their final appellate Court. Official […]

CCJ president slams hold-outs

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BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From Caribbean Life A former Caribbean prime minister had in May declared his intention to withdraw his island from the region’s lone judicial organisation, Caribbean Court of Justice, now five months later the CCJ President Justice Adrian Saunders described such thoughts as ‘a painful embarrassment.’ Saunders’ comment was not directed specifically at […]

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 […]