November 18, 2019

Sir Dennis praises Caribbean Court of Justice’s accomplishments

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From St Kitts & Nevis Observer BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Former President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the Right Honourable Sir Dennis Byron, a native of St. Kitts and Nevis, has praised the accomplishments of the Trinidad-based court, which was established in 2005 to replace the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as […]

CCJ president perplexed at C’bean people’s non-acceptance of regional court

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — President of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders, says after 50 years of political independence, he remains perplexed that Caribbean people are still finding “excuses” in support of the London-based Privy Council as the region’s final court. Justice Saunders, who will receive an honorary […]

The CCJ not a priority for St Kitts-Nevis, says PM

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By Clive Bacchus WINN From Caribbean News Now BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — St Kitts and Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris has declared that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) not a priority for the Federation. Responding to a question about the administration’s position on leaving the London-based Privy Council and establishing the CCJ as […]

Chief Justice in Trinidad loses Privy Council appeal

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From Nation News PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad Chief Justice Ivor Archie has lost his case at the Privy Council, in which he had sought to stop the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) from inquiring into the allegations against him. The Chief Justice had maintained that there was apparent bias, bad faith and […]

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 […]

Barbados PM Stuart says new DLP administration would leave appellate jurisdiction of CCJ

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From Barbados Today Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says if re-elected his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration will break from the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in its appellate jurisdiction. Stuart, who made the disclosure at a DLP meeting in Eagle Hall, St Michael, while not going into details, cited disrespect from the Port-of-Spain-based court and […]

New strategic plan being developed for Caribbean Court of Justice

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From CBC The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) says it is developing a strategic plan for the period 2018-2023 with stakeholder engagement being a top priority. The CCJ, established in 2001 to replace the London-based Privy Council as the region’s final court, said that the planning period for developing the new plan would include […]

Privy Council, last vestige of colonialism

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From Guardian tt IMAGE: Justin Sibion Photo by:Allan Ganpat Every August 31, I pause to reflect on how my forefathers and foremothers fought for our nation’s independence. Black Stalin could not capture it in better words with his long time calypso, Nothing comes Easy, when he sang about how many petitions we had to send […]

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 […]

Antiguan PM hints at calling off referendum on CCJ

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From Jamaica Observer ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — The Antigua and Barbuda Government is hinting at the possibility of “calling off” the national referendum to determine whether or not the island should replace the London-based Privy Council with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Appeal (CCJ) as its final court. “We have always taken the position […]