June 19, 2021

Barbados urged not to withdraw from Caribbean Court of Justice

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From teleSUR The former Caribbean Court of Justice president Michael de la Bastide said it would be a “retrograde step” if Barbados leaves the court. Michael de la Bastide, the former president of the Caribbean Court of Justice, or CCJ, said Wednesday, that the standing of the court’s appellate jurisdiction will be compromised in the […]

Barbados PM Stuart says new DLP administration would leave appellate jurisdiction of CCJ

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From Barbados Today Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says if re-elected his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration will break from the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in its appellate jurisdiction. Stuart, who made the disclosure at a DLP meeting in Eagle Hall, St Michael, while not going into details, cited disrespect from the Port-of-Spain-based court and […]

Caribbean Court of Justice orders Barbados to allow a St. Lucia academic to vote

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From St Kitts & Nevis Observer In a ruling that could be far reaching in the region, the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Sunday ruled that a St Lucia-born academic should be registered as an elector to cast a ballot in the May 24 general elections in Barbados. And it warned the Chief Elections […]

Grenada prime minister to seek new referendum on Caribbean Court of Justice

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BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell will again be pursuing a referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the island’s final court of appeal. He said a second referendum will be held at the end of the year after 12,653 Grenadians voted against it in a referendum […]

Diplomat hopes Antigua and Barbuda will ‘in time’ join CCJ

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Jamaica Observer ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — The former head of the National Coordinating Committee on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Dr Clarence Henry, says he hopes “in time” Antigua and Barbuda will join the Appellate jurisdiction of the Trinidad-based regional court. Henry made the comment as he paid tribute to the CCJ President, […]

CCJ’s Educational arm to expand focus

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Press Release:- Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Caribbean Academy for Law and Court Administration (CALCA), the educational arm of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), is embracing an expanded mandate and has been reconstituted as the CCJ Academy for Law. As a part of this new development, the Academy has been incorporated as a non-profit […]

Caribbean ministers celebrate ECLAC 70th anniversary with focus on holistic approach to development

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The 27th session of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) took place in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia last Friday (27 April 2018) and brought together senior decision makers from across the Caribbean, to address the most pressing issues currently facing the subregion. Recognizing the invaluable contribution made by the Economic Commission for Latin America […]

Caribbean groups hail sexual rights ruling in T&T, call for leadership and legal services

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By CariFLAGS (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – CariFLAGS (Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities), the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) regional network celebrates with its member organisations and regional partners the Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) High Court decision in Jason Jones vs Attorney General delivered last Thursday, April 12. […]

Justice Adrian Saunders chosen as next CCJ president

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From the Caribbean Court of Justice PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Honourable Justice Adrian Dudley Saunders, a citizen of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, has been appointed as the incoming president of the Caribbean Court of Justice, with effect July 4. The Heads of Government of CARICOM made the appointment at its last meeting, […]

Barbados disappointed at level of support for CCJ

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From Jamaica Observer PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Barbados has expressed its disappointment that only four Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have joined the appellate jurisdiction of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that was established in 2001 to replace the London-based Privy Council as the region’s final court. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who […]