December 15, 2019

CCJ seeks to trigger digital revolution in Caribbean courts

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From Soualiga Newsday Sint Maarten SINT MAARTEN/TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is hoping that a set of technological upgrades it recently adopted will trigger a digital revolution in courts across the region, and transform how justice is delivered. CCJ President Sir Dennis Byron, who spearheaded the Court’s adoption of the […]

Mr Justice Barrow joins the CCJ Bench

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From Caribbean News Service PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul 06 2017 – Mr Justice Barrow has assumed office at the headquarters of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). President of the Caribbean Court of Justice Sir Dennis Byron, welcomed the newest judge to the CCJ bench. “I have no doubt that Mr Justice Barrow will serve the […]

Caribbean Court orders Guyana to refund Trinidad beverage company millions in “unlawful” environmental tax

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By Denis Chabrol From Demara Waves The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday ordered Guyana to refund the Trinidad-based beverage company, SM Jaleel and its subsidiary in Guyana, a yet to be agreed large amount of Environmental Tax levied between 2011 and 2015 in violation of Caricom’s trade rules. “The Court holds that Guyana […]

CCJ denies corruption allegations

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From Caribbean News Now ROSEAU, Dominica — The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has issued a media statement denying allegations of corruption made by Dominican lawyer and show promoter, Cabral Douglas. “Mr Douglas’ claim of a politically motivated decision appears to stem from the presence of the court’s president at the 16 to 17 February […]

Aggrieved CCJ plaintiff files formal complaint with legal services commission

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Citing what he described as several procedural irregularities, Cabral Douglas, the unsuccessful applicant in a recent case against Dominica before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), has filed a formal complaint with the Regional and Judicial Legal Services Commission. According to Douglas, any one of the alleged irregularities would constitute […]

CCJ president speaks out

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From Jamaica Observer Says Grenada referendum defeat should encourage further support for regional court PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — President of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Sir Dennis Byron yesterday dismissed suggestions that the results of the Grenada referendum represented more evidence that the regional court is not fit to replace the […]

CCJ blocks lawsuit against Dominica in Tommy Lee detention case Monday

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From Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has blocked an application by show promoter Cabral Douglas against the island of Dominica for refusing entry to Jamaican dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta who was contracted to perform in the eastern Caribbean country. The artiste was supposed to headline a show to […]

Indian jurist urges Caribbean nation to replace privy council in London

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By Paras Ramoutar From INDIA NEW ENGLAND NEWS Port-of-Spain– Eminent Indian jurist B.N. Srikrishna has urged Trinidad and Tobago to fully adopt the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court of appeal rather than the Privy Council in London. “What are you waiting for,” asked Justice Srikrishna, a retired judge of the Supreme […]

Raising the Bar: Sir Dennis Byron charts new course for Caribbean justice

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By Gerard Best From Caribbean News Now PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — After Sir Dennis Byron was sworn in as president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in September 2011, it was no surprise that he immediately set about transforming the institution. His reputation as an innovator and court reformer by then had already […]

Belize: PM says ready to go to war with Ashcroft Alliance if any moves made against Belizean assets

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From 7Newsbelize.com Turning now to today’s House Sitting – it was the first for 2017, and the first for new Speaker Laura Longsworth. We’ll show you her election to the Speaker’s seat later on but we start with the biggest news out of today’s meeting. And that is the Prime Minister’s defiant position that his […]