Law

Barbados to Host First Sitting of Caribbean Court of Justice Outside of Trinidad

 Above: the CCJ’s headquarters in Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Court of Justice will meet in Barbados beginning April 16, the first time the court will be sitting outside of its base in Port of …

Bermuda Appoints New Chief Justice

 Above: the appointment ceremony (Photo: Bermuda Gov) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda has appointed Ian Kawaley as the island’s new Chief Justice. Justice Kawaley signed his instruments of appointment in a ceremony last week with Governor Sir Richard Gozney. …

Bahamas Court Case Sees Country’s First Use of Video-Linked Testimony

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The use of live, video-linked testimony in a criminal case in the Bahamian Supreme Court was the first in the country’s history, and judges and security officials are calling it a “landmark way of fighting …

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 Above: the ICC’s new judges (Photo: ICC) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Judge Anthony Carmona was sworn in today as a judge of the International Criminal Court. Carmona, who attended the University of the West Indies and …

 Above: Chief Justice Hugh Rawlins and St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas (Photo: Erasmus Williams) By the Caribbean Journal staff Hugh Anthony Rawlins, Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, has announced his resignation, effective Aug. …

 Above: the opening of the new Restorative Justice Centre in Tower Hill, St Andrew (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new initiative by Jamaica’s Ministry of Justice aims to prevent crime and harmful behaviour by encouraging members of …

 Above, from left: newly-appointed Acting President of the Court of Appeal Justice Hazel Harris, Justice Seymour Panton and Govenor-General Sir Patrick Allen (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen swore in two new judges to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia has named Kim C St Rose as its newest attorney general, the government announced. St Rose had previously served as a litigator for the firm of Gordon & Gordon in Castries. Before that, …

 Above: the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in St Kitts By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Evidence Act that was passed by the St Kitts and Nevis National Assembly in September is now in effect. The act replaced a 135-year-old …

 By the Caribben Journal staff The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London has dismissed the appeal by Jamaican Samuel Robie of his conviction for the murder of Roy Bailey in 2003. Robie was appealing his conviction on three …

 Above: from left, Governor Ric Todd, Justices Joan Joyner, Margaret Ramsay-Hale and Edwin Goldsbrough By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos has sworn in new Supreme Court Justice Joan Joyner, following similar ceremonies for recently-appointed Justices Edwin Goldsbrough …

 Above: downtown Grand Turk By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Turks and Caicos has obtained the first civil recovery order under the provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Ordinance 2007, Attorney General Huw Shepheard announced today. The order …

 Ethics, Integrity and Accountability in Public Life By Hon. Samuel Bulgin, QC, JP Caribbean island nations are no longer solely laid back retreats for those seeking sun, sand and sea. We are world-ranked financial centres, and our tourism industries demand …

 By Alexander Britell Jamaican Phillip McKenzie has lost an appeal over his murder conviction in the London-based Privy Council. McKenzie was convicted by a unanimous verdict in 2003 in Jamaica for the gunshot murder of Calvin Clarke in Jamaica’s St …

 Above: US Attorney Wifredo Ferrer (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo Ferrer and Javier Pena, Special Agent in Charge for the US Drug Enforcement Administration announced the unsealing of a …

 Above, from left: Barbados PM Freundel Stuart and CCJ President Sir Dennis Byron (UN Photos/Devra Berkowitz and Ryan Brown) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart met with Sir Dennis Byron, new president of the Caribbean Court …

 Above: Bahamian Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Two major Caribbean judicial conferences are currently convening in Nassau, the Conference of Caribbean Chief Justices and Heads of Judiciary and the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers. The meeting of …

 Above: the Lee Llewellyn Moore Judicial and Legal Service Complex By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis lawmakers have replaced the federation’s 135-year-old Evidence Act, an original British statute. The new law, which passed the National Assembly unanimously, …