March 20, 2023

The Caribbean Court of Justice revisited

To Kaieteur News By David ComissiongBarbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM DEAR EDITOR, I suspect that the primary reason why the people of Grenada and Antigua & Barbuda voted on 6th November 2018 not to accept the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as their highest national Court of Appeal is because – fundamentally – most of our […]

CCJ president slams hold-outs

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 […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The Black must be discharged!

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now 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: By […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The CCJ – A court for the people

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now Throughout the 185-year history of the Judicial Committee of the British Privy Council, it has never provided access for people of little means except for a few persons on death row who got free legal service from British lawyers. This stands in stark contrast to the Caribbean […]

Caribbean nations cling to British court’s coattails

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; Political hubris and justice

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 […]

Barbados: It’s slander

By George Alleyne From Barbados Today Stuart accuses ‘salacious’ CCJ of smearing Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has slammed the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), accusing it of “salaciously” slandering Barbados when it criticizes the island for delays in its criminal justice system, while other Caribbean territories with even lengthier delays escape such public […]