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Op-Ed: The Caribbean’s Final Court

 By J. Emile Ferdinand, QCOp-Ed Contributor THE RECENT decision of the Privy Council granting an interim injunction, which forced the 2015 general election in St. Kitts and Nevis to be held on the existing old constituency boundaries, has been touted …

CCJ Appoints New Justice

 Above: the Caribbean Court of Justice’s headquarters in Trinidad By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Court of Justice has a new member. The regional court’s Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission has appointed Maureen Rajnauth-Lee as the tribunal’s newest …

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

 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, …

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 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 …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor At the close of the 33rd regular meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government in St Lucia this month, the CARICOM Heads of Government issued a communiqué. One of the highpoints of the communiqué was the …

 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 …

 Above: Jamaican Foreign Minister AJ Nicholson (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Foreign Minister AJ Nicholson met Friday in Doha with Trinidad Trade Minister Stephen Cadiz to discuss a range of issues, including regional trade and CARICOM. According …

 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 …

 Above: Buckingham Palace By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has begun talks concerning the country’s transition into a republic, according to Information Minister Sandrea Falconer. The Justice Ministry and the Attorney General’s department are leading the talks, spearheaded by 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: the Caribbean Court of Justice By Alexander Britell Belize saw its first-ever judgment from the Caribbean Court of Justice, with the court finding that the Attorney General was allowed to bring an action for misfeasance in office against two …

 Ian Wilkinson, the president of the Jamaica Bar Association, described calls for a domestic final court of appeal in Jamaica “a retrograde step,” saying that it was time for the country to sign on to the Caribbean Court of Justice …

 Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron will replace the outgoing Michael de la Bastide as the president of the Caribbean Court of Justice, the CARICOM heads of government announced. Byron is currently president of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, …