New Attorney General in Turks and Caicos

Above: the Turks and Caicos Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff Rhondalee Brathwaite-Knowles has been appointed the new Attorney General of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The move was announced on Monday by Turks and Caicos Governor Peter Beckingham. She […]


LaRocque Urges CARICOM Member States to Adopt CCJ

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, […]

Op-Ed: What the Shanique Myrie Case Means for Caribbean Law

By J. Emile Ferdinand QC Op-Ed Contributor THE SIGNIFICANCE of the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (“CCJ”) judgment delivered on Oct. 4, 2013 in the case of Myrie v Barbados arises more from the reasoning and related pronouncements of the Court […]


Op-Ed: Why Venezuela Ought to Reconsider Its Withdrawal From ICSID

By Alexander G Leventhal Op-Ed Contributor IN JANUARY OF 2012, Venezuela announced that it would withdraw from the ICSID convention, a 1966 treaty that established an arbitration and conciliation institution based in Washington, DC to deal with international investment disputes. […]

Op-Ed: The Privy Council Conundrum

By David Rowe Op-Ed Contributor JAMAICAN PRIME MINISTER Portia Simpson-Miller commenced her administration with a political proposal of constitutional ramifications, announcing the government’s intention to remove the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as Jamaica’s final Court of Appeal. The […]

Trinidad Finance Minister: Requirements of US FATCA Law "Onerous"

Above: Trinidad Finance Minister Larry Howai (Photo: MF Trinidad) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Finance and Economy Minister Larry Howai is describing legislation being introduced by the United States on foreign financial institutions as “onerous.” The Foreign […]


Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Adds Two Appellate Judges

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 […]

Jamaica Appoints New Solicitor General

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 […]

New Evidence Act Takes Effect in St Kitts

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 […]


New Judges for Jamaican Supreme Court

Jamaican Governor General Sir Patrick Allen swore in five new judges to serve in the country’s Supreme Court in a ceremony yesterday at Kingston’s King’s House. The five judges are Frank Williams, Carol Edwards, Kirk Anderson, who have been appointed […]

After 51 Years, a Caribbean Legal Career Comes to a Close in Cayman

From left) Court of Appeal President Sir John Chadwick, Registrar Audrey Bodden, Justice Ian Forte, OJ, CD, Justice Dr. Abdullah Conteh, QC and Chief Justice Anthony Smellie, QC (Cayman GIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman lawyers bid farewell […]

A.R. Carnegie, 74, Caribbean Legal Legend

A Caribbean Journal Editorial He was never a judge, never a Queen’s Counsel. His robes were never silk. But A. Ralph Carnegie was a Caribbean John Marshall if there ever was one. Ralph Carnegie, A.R. in scholarly texts, passed away […]


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