November 19, 2019

Local justice versus the CCJ – a personal experience

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By Norris Mitchell, Grenada, From Caribbean News Now Letter: Dear Sir: The announcement by the prime minister to hold a second referendum in November of this year, in order to accede to the appellate court of the CCJ as a national priority, ahead of fixing the parlous state of the judicial system in Grenada, has […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Justice free of politics

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Friday July 6, 2018 – As controversy currently surrounds the appointment of a Judge to the Supreme Court of the United States, the ease with which a new President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) was installed on July 4, without any political involvement, […]

5 islands in the Caribbean where you’ll be killed for committing certain crimes

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By Farida Dawkins From Face2Face Africa Last Wednesday, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in Barbados outlawed capital punishment for murderers, deeming it unlawful. The High Court is no longer able to enforce the death sentence for those in Barbados found guilty of murder. The CCJ decided that Section 11 of the Constitution – which allows […]

CCJ reserves ruling in Guyanese transgender appeal

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From newsday tt FOUR transgender Guyanese women have asked that country’s final appellate court, the Caribbean Court of Justice, to strike down an 1893 post-slavery vagrancy provision which led to their convictions in 2009. Arguing the case for the four at the Port of Spain-based court was Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes, who held that the […]