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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, …

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

 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 …

Dominica to Consider Constitutional Amendment For CCJ

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica will soon introduce a bill to Parliament that would amend the country’s constitution to accede to the Caribbean Court of Justice, according to the government. Tourism and Legal Affairs Minister …

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 Above: the Caribbean Court of Justice By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is reiterating his call for CARICOM Member States to adopt the Caribbean Court of Justice as their final court of appeal. At present, …

 Above: the Caribbean Court of Justice By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is moving ahead with its plans to shift its final court of appeal to the Caribbean Court of Justice. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said Thursday that the …

 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 …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque is calling on CARICOM Member States to make the Caribbean Court of Justice their final court of appeal, if they have not already done …

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada plans to hold a referendum on a new constitution next year, according to Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenade. Among those issues that could be considered include the “structure and composition” of …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has signaled his country’s intention to adopt the Caribbean Court of Justice as its final court of appeal, a move that is finding favour with CCJ …

 By Ramesh SujananiOp-Ed Contributor There is a great mistrust among the peoples of CARICOM.  The average Trinidadian does not trust the average Jamaican, nor do Jamaicans trust the Bajans, especially since the Myrie incident which is in court. I do …

 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 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 …