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  • CCJ observes 10th anniversary this year

    The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) observes its 10th anniversary this year. The observance of the significant milestone was announced Tuesday by Mr Justice Adrian Saunders. Justice Saunders said that the judges and administrative staff of the Court were “extremely proud” that for the last decade, we have been afforded the opportunity to serve the Region in implementing the historic mandate…

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  • EDITORIAL – Get A Grip On CCJ

    It is unfortunate that opponents to Jamaica's accession to the civil and criminal jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) perpetrate and perpetuate myths about the malleability of the CCJ and constitutional protection enjoyed by the United Kingdom-based Privy Council, which it would replace as this country's court of last resort. Not even the Privy Council believes this. Indeed,…

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  • Photo of New judge for CCJ

    New judge for CCJ

    (Caribbean Court of Justice) The eleven-member Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission has identified the Honourable Madame Justice Maureen Rajnauth-Lee to be appointed Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Mme. Justice Rajnauth-Lee was selected from among applicants from the Caribbean, North America and Eastern Europe. Judges appointed to the CCJ are evaluated on the basis of wide-ranging criteria that…

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  • Photo of Jamaicans agree on CCJ as final court of appeal – Don Anderson poll

    Jamaicans agree on CCJ as final court of appeal – Don Anderson poll

    KINGSTON, Jamaica January 7, 2015- As the Parliament continues its debate on whether Jamaica should establish the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court of appeal, almost half  the respondents in a recent Don Anderson poll, commissioned by the RJR Communications Group, feel the country should do away with the Privy Council and establish the CCJ. The poll result…

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  • Photo of Desiree Bernard appointed Bermuda Court of Appeal Judge

    Desiree Bernard appointed Bermuda Court of Appeal Judge

    Justice Desiree Bernard and Geoffrey Bell QC have been appointed as new Justices to the Court of Appeal. Making the announcement, Governor George Fergusson said: “I am delighted to see two such distinguished lawyers join the Court of Appeal. Bermuda is fortunate in being able to attract such high level jurists to maintain the quality of its courts, providing a…

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  • CCJ to protect traders of goods and services

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Traders of goods and services will have protection from the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), under the Caricom Regional Integration Electronic Public Procurement System, being developed across the region. According to Ivor Carryl, programme manager for the Caricom Single Market and Economy at the Caricom Secretariat, a regional public procurement notice board will be created for member…

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  • LAC MEETING DISCUSSES CCJ PROPOSAL, LEGAL EDUCATION NEEDS

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Attorneys General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met over two days in Port of Spain, Trinidad, to tackle a comprehensive agenda that included a review of the various Model Legislation and Agreements seeking to effect mandates of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and Community policy. The LAC, which is the Body established under the…

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  • LAC MEETING DISCUSSES CCJ PROPOSAL, LEGAL EDUCATION NEEDS

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Attorneys General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met over two days in Port of Spain, Trinidad, to tackle a comprehensive agenda that included a review of the various Model Legislation and Agreements seeking to effect mandates of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and Community policy. The LAC, which is the Body established under the…

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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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  • 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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