Cayman Swears in Two New Judges

Above: Acting Governor Franz Manderson and New Court of Appeal Judge Sir Richard Ground (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A pair of new judges for the territory have been sworn in by Acting Cayman Islands Governor Franz Manderson. Sir […]


Op-Ed: Why Venezuela Ought to Reconsider Its Withdrawal From ICSID

By Alexander G Leventhal Op-Ed Contributor IN JANUARY OF 2012, Venezuela announced that it would withdraw from the ICSID convention, a 1966 treaty that established an arbitration and conciliation institution based in Washington, DC to deal with international investment disputes. […]


Op-Ed: The Privy Council Conundrum

By David Rowe Op-Ed Contributor JAMAICAN PRIME MINISTER Portia Simpson-Miller commenced her administration with a political proposal of constitutional ramifications, announcing the government’s intention to remove the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as Jamaica’s final Court of Appeal. The […]


Haiti Prime Minister Wins Defamation Case Against US Web Site

Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has won a court judgment in his defamation case against US-based Web site “Haiti Observateur,” according to federal court records. The […]

Op-Ed: David Smith's Bid for Parole: A Test for Turks and Caicos

By Robert Di Pano Op-Ed Contributor IT WOULD BE in the best interest of the Turks and Caicos Islands from an enforcement standpoint to deny convicted Caribbean Ponzi schemer David Smith’s application for parole. The Governor and Parole Board members […]

Bahamians Vote Against Legalizing "Web Shop" Gaming, National Lottery

Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Bahamians voted by a wide margin Monday to reject a measure that could have legalized and regulated so-called “web shop” gaming establishments, according to preliminary tallies. Bahamian voters also rejected a measure to […]


US Virgin Islands Prosecutors Report $3 Million in Collections for 2012

Above: St Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff The District of the Virgin Islands collected more than $3.02 million in criminal and civil actions for the fiscal year 2012, according to data released by United States Attorney Ronald Sharpe. Of […]

Remembering Marcus Garvey in Miami

Above: attorney Niyala Harrison (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The legacy of Marcus Garvey remains just as relevant to the modern day, particularly to the Caribbean. That was among the findings of the Fifth Marcus Garvey Seminar held Thursday […]

Op-Ed: Legal Education in Jamaica

By David Rowe Op-Ed Contributor There is currently a debate in Jamaica about the number of lawyers who should be admitted to law school. Some stakeholders consider that a larger number than the current number of 180 per year should […]


Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court's First Female Chief Justice Confirmed

Above: the ECCS in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Justice Janice Mesadis Pereira has been named the first female Chief Justice in the history of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, according to Montserrat Governor Adrian Davis. Davis received […]

US Virgin Islands Governor Nominates Three New Judges

Above: the Alexander A Farrelly Justice Centre in St Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh has nominated three attorneys as Superior Court Judges. Denise Hinds has been nominated as a judge in the […]

Op-Ed: Is Now the Time for the Caribbean Court of Justice?

By David Rowe Op-Ed Contributor Last month, Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller of Jamaica, in an emphatic speech at the Sir Arthur Louis Institute for Social and Economic Studies, emphasized that Jamaica was committed to regional integration and cooperation. The […]


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