Category: CCJ

REGIONAL – Vote for CCJ

BRIDGETOWN – St Vincent and the Grenadines prime minister Ralph Gonsalves is appealing to voters in Antigua and Barbuda to support the move towards replacing the London-based Privy Council as the island’s final court. The people of Antigua and Barbuda will vote in a referendum on Novemer 6 on whether or not to replace the […]

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TRINIDAD – CCJ President disappointed with reluctance to join court’s appellate jurisdiction

Newly appointed president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Adrian Saunders has expressed disappointment with the reluctance of the government of Trinidad and Tobago to have the institution as its final court of appeal. Saunders told reporters following a special sitting of the court on Friday  that there is need for more public information , […]

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CCJ rules out automatic death sentence

Persons convicted of murder in Barbados can no longer be served with an automatic death sentence. That is because this country’s final appellate court – the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) – this morning struck down the mandatory death penalty in Barbados. The judgment was delivered by CCJ President Sir Dennis Byron in the appeal […]

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Two terms only for Guyanese presidents, CCJ rules

 The Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that an amendment which barred presidents of the Republic of Guyana from serving more than two terms in office, was a valid change to the constitution. In the ruling handed down on Tuesday, the court said that after examining the  historical background of the amendment […]

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REGIONAL – JLP not ready for CCJ vote

The main opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has said it is not yet prepared to vote on the legislation making the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the island’s highest court replacing the London-based Privy Council. “Let us set a timeline of 12 months,” Opposition Senator Dr Christopher Tufton told legislators on Friday, dashing any hopes […]

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Jamaica – Jamaica House: Yes, CCJ

KINGSTON –– Earlier Tuesday afternoon, the Lower House of the Jamaican Parliament secured the favourable majority vote required to have that country access the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) appellate jurisdiction. The three bills laid before the House of Representatives will now proceed to the Senate. The three bills in question are: an act to amend […]

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Jamaica votes 'yes' for CCJ

Earlier this afternoon, the Lower House of the Jamaican Parliament secured the favorable majority vote required to have that country access the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) Appellate Jurisdiction. The three bills laid before the House of Representatives will now proceed to the Senate. They are: an Act to Amend the Judicature (Appellate Jurisdiction) Act, an […]

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CCJ selection

  The question remains, then, how should a court like the CCJ, serving a public as diverse as it does, take into consideration the diversity of its judicial candidates? Complicating this question even more is the fact that it is unlikely that the pool of candidates, itself, will reflect the full diversity of the population. […]

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Bajans flood CCJ

120 per cent increase in cases coming to CCJ than what Barbadians took to Privy Council, says president

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Out with Myrie

Barbados’ lawyer tells CCJ Myrie’s testimony should be disregarded because of untruthful statements

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Decision in three months

After just over a year of taking evidence, testimony from 22 witnesses and visits to two other CARICOM states

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Officer was 'right'

Desirability of Myrie and actions of officer the focal point of Barbados’ case

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Myrie wants millions

Just over a million dollars in damages.

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Not so fast

CCJ judges drill Myrie’s attorney over submission

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Justices grill Shanique Myrie's lead attorney

The lead attorney for Jamaican Shanique Myrie was subjected to intense questioning

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Cop denies claims

Accused constable says she did not finger Myrie or grope her breast in airport bathroom

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Just a front

Immigration officer says Myrie lied about who she was going to stay with while in Barbados

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