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  • Photo of STATEMENT BY THE CCJ PRESIDENT ON THE COURT’S 15th ANNIVERSARY

    STATEMENT BY THE CCJ PRESIDENT ON THE COURT’S 15th ANNIVERSARY

    Today, 16 April 2020, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) marks 15 years of serving the region. Admittedly, while our current global environment is a sombre one as we fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel it necessary to acknowledge this milestone and the work of all the employees from around the region that have contributed, presently contribute and continue…

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  • Photo of CCJ’s 2018 Annual Report showcases growth

    CCJ’s 2018 Annual Report showcases growth

    The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has released its 2018 annual report. CCJ’s President, the Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, said in his introduction to the report, “over the last year, the Court maintained its solid track record of outstanding judicial work. The appellate caseload of the CCJ steadily expanded. But, even more significant than the increase in the number of appeals heard…

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  • Photo of CCJ strikes down mandatory death penalty in Barbados

    CCJ strikes down mandatory death penalty in Barbados

    Judgments were delivered by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in a pair of unrelated death penalty cases from Barbados. The cases, Jabari Sensimania Nervais v The Queen and Dwayne Omar Severin v The Queen, were consolidated because both appeals challenged the murder convictions of each of the men and the constitutionality of the mandatory death sentence for murder in…

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  • Photo of CCJ affirms Professor Ventose’s right to vote in Barbados

    CCJ affirms Professor Ventose’s right to vote in Barbados

    The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) (on Sunday) ordered that Saint Lucian, Professor Eddy Ventose, is to be added to the register of voters in Barbados. The Court declared that it was satisfied that the legal and regulatory conditions for his registration have been met. The Court then ordered the Chief Electoral Officer, who participated in the hearing, to ensure that Professor…

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  • Photo of Belizean national sworn in as CCJ Judge

    Belizean national sworn in as CCJ Judge

    The Honourable Mr. Justice Denys Arthur Barrow was sworn in as Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today at a ceremony at the Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza, in his home country of Belize. The Honourable Mr Justice Barrow, who was sworn in by His Excellency Sir Colville Young, is the first citizen of Belize to be appointed to…

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  • SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES DOMINICA’S MOVE TOWARDS THE CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has welcomed the news that Dominica has moved closer in its bid to formally recognise the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as it final court of appeal. Dominica Prime Minister the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit announced on Thursday that the government of the United Kingdom had no…

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  • Address By Her Excellency Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite, Secretary-general (AG.), Caribbean Community (CARICOM) At The Ceremonial Sitting Of The Caribbean Court Of Justice On The Demission of Office by The Rt. Hon. Mr. Justice Michael De La Bastide, T.C. A

    ​Today is for me, and I would hazard, for all of us here, an occasion charged with mixed emotions, those of sadness but also those of satisfaction. It is always a sad occasion to say farewell to someone; it is all the more so, when the object of these sentiments of “fare thee well” is a person of such stature…

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  • YOUTH AMBASSADORS TO SPEAK ON REGIONAL COURT, SINGLE MARKET & HIV/AIDS

    A new group of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Youth Ambassadors, selected from among their peers across the Region, will participate in a four-day strategic planning workshop beginning Saturday 31st July 2004 in St Kitts and Nevis. The young persons will be inducted into the Ambassadorship Programme at a function scheduled to take place at the headquarters of the Eastern Caribbean Central…

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  • CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAMME LAUNCHED IN HAITI

    The Caribbean Court of Justice in its continued Public Education Programme, on the 22-23 May, 2003 launched its public education programme in Haiti. Haiti is the newest Member State embraced as a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The launch and first round of the education programme in Haiti, targeted the Judiciary and Magistracy. The Haitian Judiciary was given the…

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  • CARICOM SG AND TEAM COMPLETE CCJ PUBLIC EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN JAMAICA

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Mr Edwin Carrington, has wrapped up a one-week tour of Jamaica where he spoke to wide ranging audiences on a range of issues related to the Caribbean Court of Justice. The week of public education activities on the Court ran from 24-30 April 2001. Mr. Carrington emphasised that the Court is important in the Region's…

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