November 15, 2019

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 […]

Unpleasant dance with CCJ by Jamaica and T&T

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By Rickey Singh From Jamaica Observer Some 52 years after Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago formally severed the colonial relationship with Britain, they maintain a strange preference for the Privy Council in London as their final appellate institution instead of the Port of Spain-based CCJ. IT was a significant coincidence for reflection that the day […]

OECS opposition parties urged to reject CCJ

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From Caribbean News Now CASTRIES, St Lucia — The recent announcement by the incoming chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica, that he intends to make the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) the ultimate legal body of all member states by the end of his tenure has […]

CCJ judge gets $$ to hire driver

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By Sheila Rampersad From Trinidad Express Newspaper A judge at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), accused by his driver of attempting to sell two complimentary tickets to a Carnival event, has been given an additional allowance to privately hire a driver of his choosing. Nine drivers are permanently employed by the Court. The variation […]

CCJ creating Caribbean law

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From Guyana Times Consistent with its vision to foster a unique Caribbean jurisprudence, the[Caribbean Court of Justice] CCJ has taken another step in its journey to creating this indigenous body of law. This time it did so in the Guyanese case of Rosemarie Ramdehol v Haimwant Ramdehol [2013] CCJ 9 (AJ). The parties concerned, formerly […]

CCJ rules against doctor in case of child developing cerebral palsy

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) — The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has dismissed an appeal by a Belizean-based doctor against a lower court ruling that he failed to follow procedure sanctioned as the proper practice for an obstetrician during the pregnancy of a woman who later gave birth to a child […]

5 Facts: The Caribbean Court of Justice

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By diGJamaica The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has been in the news quite often over the last year, especially in light of the highly-publicised, contentious Shanique Myrie case. On October 4 last year, the case concluded with the court ruling that Myrie should be awarded a total of Bds$75,000 or $3.6m Jamaican dollars. However, […]

CCJ lacks mechanism to enforce Shanique Myrie judgement, says judge

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From Jamaica Observer ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – A judge with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Friday said there was no mechanism to enforce the judgement following the recent ruling in the case involving the Jamaican national Shanique Myrie. Myrie successfully sued the Barbados Government after she was refused entry into the island […]