November 15, 2019

Caribbean Court upholds trade ministerial decision on cement classification

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By Denis Chabrol From Demera Waves The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday delivered a judgement which upholds the classification decision of the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on cement, known as Rock Hard Cement, imported and/or distributed within CARICOM by Rock Hard Cement (Rock Hard Distributors Limited) and, Mootilal Ramhit […]

Desire for unity still relevant for Caribbean countries

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By Glen Bart, From MyVueNews Basseterre, St. Kitts, 7th January, 2019 (MyVueNews.com) – Sir Dennis Byron, the immediate past  president of the Caribbean Court of Justice, focused his address, as guest speaker at the Prime Minister’s New Year’s Gala, on the concept of unity in the political landscape of St. Kitts and Nevis and the wider Caribbean. […]

The Caribbean Court of Justice revisited

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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 […]

Caribbean Court of Justice issues record number of judgments in 2018

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Port of Spain, Trinidad. During 2018, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) issued 34 judgments and reasons for decision, its highest number of judgments delivered in a calendar year since it began its operations in 2005. Throughout that period, the CCJ also heard 28 new matters in both its Original and its Appellate Jurisdictions. This […]

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 […]