June 20, 2021

CCJ judge says criminal justice ‘broken’ in most C’bean countries

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From The New York CaribNews A judge with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) says he believes that the criminal justice system in most, if not all Caribbean countries, is “broken”. Addressing the inaugural meeting of the Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice and Magisterial Reform, under the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project, […]

West Indies bets on youth to end its decline in cricket

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By TIM WIGMORE From The New York Times When the West Indies beat India to win the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, it was a jolt of good news for a team in need of it. The victory provided a brief throwback to when Caribbean cricket was dominant. Between 1980 and 1995, the West Indies went […]

CCJ political consensus may not exist, says analyst

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From Antigua Observer A political analyst has said that it is ‘very likely’ that the referendum to adopt the Caribbean Court of Justice may fall through if the United Progressive Party and Antigua Barbuda Labour Party do not engage in constructive discourse. The Electoral Commission is preparing for a vote which will determine whether the […]

Guyana police commissioner sued for vehicle damage

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From Caribbean News Now GEORGETOWN, Guyana — International journalist and author, Dennis Adonis, has launched legal proceedings against Guyana’s commissioner of police, Seelal Persaud, and one of his officers, whose name was given as an Inspector M. Vigilance, citing damage to a $35,000 BMW 320 Series sedan that is owned by Adonis. According to a […]

WICB retains noted lawyer as ‘advisor’ on Caricom proposal

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CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – In the clearest sign yet it intends to resist the recommendations of Caricom’s Governance Review Panel, the West Indies Cricket Board says it has retained the services of Dominican lawyer Anthony Astaphan. During its regular quarterly Directors meeting in Rodney Bay here Saturday, the WICB announced that Astaphan would serve […]

Commonwealth secretary-general designate calls for conversation on LGBT rights

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From Caribbean News Now PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Commonwealth secretary-general designate, British Baroness Patricia Scotland, has called for the Commonwealth – including its Caribbean member countries – to have a conversation on lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. Scotland, who pledged that the first two years of her tenure would be spent persuading […]

The CCJ as a court of first instance for intellectual property; revisiting the idea Published on September 15, 2015

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By Abiola Inniss From Caribbean news Now In January 2010, this column first proposed the idea of the CCJ as a court of first instance for intellectual property (IP) matters. In the years following its publication, there has been a little movement in the area of IP in the Caribbean, including the common usage of […]

A lesser breed of justice, Chancellor Seaga?

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By A.J. Nicholson, Contributor From The Jamaica Gleaner Over the years, certain individuals within Jamaica and the wider Caribbean have asserted the need for these former British colonies to cling to the apron strings of the Mother Country by remaining wedded to the jurisdiction of the 181-year-old Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC). I […]

St Vincent PM talks free movement of Caribbean nationals

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From Caribbean News Now ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad — “A more mature, more profound regionalism,” says Dr Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, is the only way that regional governments and peoples can tackle the social and economic challenges as well as deal with the frequent natural disasters. This approach, he challenged, […]

UWP may not support Dominica’s move to Caribbean Court of Justice

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From Caribbean360 Dr. Thomson Fontaine, a senior member of the UWP, who is expcetd to contest the next general election, said joining the CCJ was a “very serious” matter for Dominica. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday February 7, 2014, CMC – The main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has hinted that it may not support moves by […]