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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 Preparation for CCJ referendum in Antigua-Barbuda underway – but government issues warning

    Preparation for CCJ referendum in Antigua-Barbuda underway – but government issues warning

    JOHN’S, Antigua, Jan. 16, CMC – The Electoral Commission in Antigua and Barbuda  is in the process of preparing for a referendum to determine whether the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will replace the British Privy council as the final court of appeal. The referendum is scheduled to be held later this year but the Gaston Brown led administration has…

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  • Regional Workshop on E-commerce legislation harmonization in the Caribbean being planned

    Given the importance of the adoption of compatible cyberlaws across countries for the development of e-commerce, UNCTAD together with the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) are joining efforts to organize a Regional Workshop on E-commerce Legislation Harmonization in the Caribbean from 29 September to 2 October 2015 in Port of Spain,…

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  • Photo of Antigua and Barbuda moving to join CCJ

    Antigua and Barbuda moving to join CCJ

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The Antigua and Barbuda says it is moving towards joining the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), as the island’s final court. Cabinet has accepted a recommendation from Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Steadroy Benjamin on the issue. The CCJ was established in 2001 to replace the London-based Privy Council and while most…

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  • Government and Opposition Party Sign MOU on Constitutional Reform paving the way for accession to Caribbean Court of Justice

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 12th August, 2015…….Prime Minister the Honourable Gaston Browne and Leader of the Opposition United Progressive Party the Hon. Baldwin Spencer, in the presence of Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda Sir Rodney Williams have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Constitutional Reform paving the way for the country’s accession to the Caribbean Court of…

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  • CARICOM Consults on Draft Legislation for the CSME

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues its drive to establish a single economic space through the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). A regional consultation to consider draft model legislation to address legislative gaps common to all Member States opens today, 8 September 2014, in Barbados. The two-day consultation, hosted by the CARICOM Secretariat, aims …

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