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Caribbean Court of Justice Holds First-Ever Sitting in Guyana

 Above: the Justices of the CCJ By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Court of Justice is holding its first-ever sitting in Guyana this week. The full bench of the CCJ heard three cases on Monday, with the hearings set …

Grenada Plans Referendum on New Constitution, Accession to CCJ

 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 …

Op-Ed: The Privy Council Conundrum

 By David RoweOp-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 Judicial …

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 Trinidad and Tobago’s government will be introducing legislation to abolish Privy Council appeals in all criminal matters, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced in a statement to Parliament Wednesday. All of those cases would be ceded to the Caribbean Court of …

 Above: the Middlesex Guildhall in London By Jeffrey ForemanOp-Ed Contributor This year is a historic one in the region. In August, Jamaica, then Trinidad and Tobago will mark 50 years as independent nations. These two countries were the first to …

 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: St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has appointed to Her Majesty’s Privy Council, according to Paul Brummell, British High Commissioner to St Kitts and Nevis. “I would like …

 Minister Tommy Turnquest (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Bahamas Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest defended the London-based Privy Council, the Bahamas’ final court of appeal yesterday, arguing that the court was not an obstacle to the death penalty as it had …

 The Caribbean Court of Justice, the court supported by some Caribbean nationals as a pan-Caribbean court of appeal replacing the British Privy Council, has jumped into the news this week as a vote is set to be taken next week …