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REGIONAL – JLP not ready for CCJ vote

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 […]

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 […]

Jamaica votes ‘yes’ for CCJ

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 […]

Shanique Myrie threatens to head back to CCJ

Shanique Myrie threatens to head back to CCJ

Frustrated by the failure of the Barbadian government to comply with a Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruling in her favour, Shanique Myrie says she intends to file a complaint before the court on the matter. Myrie had earlier this week complained that she was becoming impatient with the Barbadian state’s flagrant disregard for the […]

CCJ selection

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. […]

Bajans flood CCJ

Bajans flood CCJ

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

Out with Myrie

Out with Myrie

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

Decision in three months

Decision in three months

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

Officer was ‘right’

Officer was ‘right’

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

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