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A New Judge at the Caribbean Court of Justice

March 31, 2015 | 9:15 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: new Justice Maureen Rajnauth-Lee (left) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Port-of-Spain-based Caribbean Court of Justice has its newest member. Trinidad President Anthony Carmona officially swore in Justice Maureen Rajnauth-Lee last week. Rajnauth-Lee is a native of Trinidad and Tobago and a former Justice of Appeal of the Judiciary of Trinidad and more...

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Dominica Officially Joins Caribbean Court of Justice

March 10, 2015 | 12:26 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Court of Justice has a new member state: Dominica. The Eastern Caribbean island has officially acceded to the CCJ as its final court of appeal, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced. The court was first set up by regional governments in 2001 to replace the London-based Privy Council, more...

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Jamaica’s Parliament to Vote on Move to Caribbean Court of Justice

January 21, 2015 | 6:03 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Caribbean Court of Justice in Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff Since it gained independence in 1962, Jamaica’s final court of appeal has been the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London. That could change, though, when the country’s House of Representatives votes on bills that would make the Caribbean Court of Justice the more...

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Bahamas Swears in Deborah Fraser as New Supreme Court Justice

October 14, 2014 | 10:23 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Deborah Fraser is sworn in (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has sworn in Deborah Fraser as the country's newest Supreme Court Justice. Fraser was sworn in by Deputy to the Governor General Oswald Ingraham at Government House on Tuesday. She had previously served as director of legal affairs at the Office of the more...

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British Virgin Islands: New Arbitration Act Set to Come into Force

July 29, 2014 | 5:31 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands' new Arbitration Act is set to come into force in October. In a statement, the territory's government said it would "usher in a modern era for the British Virgin Islands in domestic and international arbitration." According to Arliene Penn, director of communications, more...

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Dominica’s Parliament Approves Bill to Make CCJ Final Court of Appeal

July 3, 2014 | 8:30 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Dominica (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica's Parliament has approved a bill to make the Caribbean Court of Justice the country's final court of appeal. Speaking to the House of Assembly this week, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the move made this an "historic time." When completed, Dominica's decision more...

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Puerto Rico Swears In New Chief Justice of Supreme Court

June 13, 2014 | 10:52 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the swearing in ceremony (Photo: OG Puerto Rico) By the Caribbean Journal staff Judge Liana Fiol Matta has been sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. Fiol Matta was appointed by Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla in April and confirmed by the Senate unanimously in May. She is a graduate of the School of Law at more...

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Op-Ed: Why Do Legal Cases in Jamaica Take So Long?

April 9, 2014 | 5:04 pm | 0 Comment

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By David Rowe Op-Ed Contributor THERE ARE a number of big legal cases which have attracted the attention of Jamaicans both locally and overseas in recent months, most notably the recently-concluded Vybz Kartel case. What's noteworthy about almost all of them is just how long they seem to take. But why do criminal cases in Jamaica take so long? Some civil cases more...

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Jamaica to Begin Debate on Caribbean Court of Justice

November 28, 2013 | 11:30 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the Caribbean Court of Justice By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica's Parliament will soon begin debate on the country's potential accession to the Caribbean Court of Justice. The House of Representatives will begin debating two bills: an act to amend the Judicature Act and an act to amend the Constitution of Jamaica, according to Minister Phillip more...

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Jamaican Ambassador to United States Visits University of Miami

April 30, 2013 | 1:09 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie, Adjunct Professor David Rowe, Deputy Consul General Don James and Associate Dean for Adjunct Faculty Douglas Bischoff (Photo: University of Miami) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Ambassador to the United States Stephen Vasciannie paid a visit to the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Fla. last more...

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