‘Support CARICOM’

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Former Prime Minister of Jamaica P. J. Patterson is urging CARICOM members to fully support the initiatives afforded by the agreement. Speaking during his delivery of 18th edition of the Frank Worrell Memorial Lecture on Tuesday night at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination at the Cave Hill Campus, Patterson spoke to the importance of the Caribbean Court of Justice.
With only Barbados, Guyana and Belize signed on to the CCJ, Patterson cited Errol Barrow by saying, “We can longer loiter within imperial premises” to strengthen his case for other territories to look to the Caribbean Court of Justice as the final appellate court for the region.
While speaking highly of Frank Worrell, whom he described as one of the finest cricketers of all time, Patterson took the opportunity to digress and lightly touch on the recently-concluded Shanique Myrie case. “Let me ask, how do we explain to the Caribbean people that it was permissible for foreigners to move freely within regional borders during the ICC World Cup and the same rights of access have not yet been afforded to citizens of the region?” he said.

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