constitution

A History of Jamaica’s Constitution

 By the Caribbean Journal staff How did English colonial law develop into the legal system of Jamaica today, and what has that meant for Jamaica’s development? A new book by attorney and law professor David P Rowe attempts to answer …

Report Urges National Consensus in Haiti

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is in a race against time to “convince its own people, donors and potential investors that progress and stability are still achievable,” according to a new …

New Constitution Comes into Effect in Turks and Caicos Islands

 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff The new constitution of the Turks and Caicos Islands took effect Monday, marking the “beginning of the end” of the three-year UK interim administration, according to UK …

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 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos’ draft budget projects a 20 percent increase in revenues for the financial year 2012/2013. The new draft budget, which goes to Turks and Caicos’ …

 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 …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor Just when one believed that Haiti could not reach a lower point, everything is pointing to an even lower abyss for the prideful and history-rich nation. It is an abomination to read quotes from people who …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat’s economy is projected to grow by 5 percent in 2012, following growth of just 0.5 percent in 2011, according to the International Monetary Fund. The country has made “enormous progress” in its ongoing recovery …

 Amending its 1987 constitution, Haiti’s legislature has recognized multiple citizenship, giving members of the Haitian diaspora the right to vote for the first time. More than four million Haitians living abroad can now vote, though they are still unable to …