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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 RoweOp-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 be …

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 …

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 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 …

 By David RoweOp-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 Prime …

 Above: the ECCS in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has appointed two new Justices of Appeal in St Lucia. Justices Louise Bledman and Mario Michel are the new members of the country, following …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Peter Foster, St Lucia’s Speaker of the House of Representatives, has been admitted to the Inner Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, making him a Queen’s Counsel. Foster joins his father, Kenneth Foster, in …

 Above: Jamaican attorney KD Knight By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana has named a list of three international members of a commission of inquiry that will investigate the shootings of three people in the area of Linden in July, according …

 Above: Basseterre, St Kitts By the Caribbean Journal staff Leroy Benjamin has resigned his position as Supervisor of Elections in St Kitts and Nevis. Benjamin’s resignation was accepted by Governor General Sir Cuthbert Montraville Sebastian. “The government of St Kitts …

 Above: Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Public Service Commission has announced the appointment of Nicole Foster-Pusey as the country’s new Solicitor General. Foster-Pusey’s appointment takes effect Aug. 7. She previously served in the Attorney General’s chambers from 1993 …

 Above: Justice Paul Harrison (centre) will preside over cases related to the Commission of Inquiry (Photo: TCIGIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Acting Turks and Caicos Governor Patrick Boyle has sworn in Justice Paul Harrison as a Supreme Court Judge …

 Above: Solicitor General Jacqueline Wilson By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago native Jacqueline Wilson has been named the new Solicitor General of the Cayman Islands. Wilson was selected following an open recruitment process to fill the vacancy created …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly has sworn in the members of the country’s new Supreme Council of Judicial Power, a body aimed at improving the stability and integrity of the courts …

 By L Andrew S RiccioCJ Legal Contributor Grenada is an island nation better known for its beaches and diving than for petroleum production. But in 2004, RSM Production Corp., a US company, applied for a petroleum exploration license from Grenada. …

 Above: Casey Federal Courthouse in Houston By the Caribbean Journal staff Financier R Allen Stanford has received a 110-year prison sentence for orchestrating a 20-year investment fraud scheme in which he misappropriated $7 billion from his Stanford International Bank. The …

 Above: Jamaican strongman Christopher Coke (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican strongman Christopher Coke has been sentenced to 23 years in prison by US District Judge Robert Patterson. Coke, the leader of the international criminal organization called the “Shower …

 Above: the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Miami By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Haiti Teleco official Jean Rene Duperval has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a scheme to …

 By Michael W EdghillOp-Ed Contributor This week, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced that the Partnership government of Trinidad would move forward on a plan to abolish the appellate jurisdiction of the London-based Privy Council. It was a …