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Dr. Clarence Henry’s response to Grenada’s referendum experience

Head of The National Coordinating Committee, Dr. Clarence Henry’s response to Grenada’s referendum experience. The people of Grenada have spoken loudly and with much clarity, that they do not wish to have any amendment to their Constitution at this time. They were presented with seven bills from which to make their choices, either separately or collectively. The Referendum exercise gave …

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AG Happy With Poll Results

By Everton Barnes Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Steadroy Benjamin, is expressing satisfaction with the results of the recent public opinion poll concerning the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Benjamin told CT that he is pleased with the poll showing that support for the CCJ comes from 65 percent of the electorate, which is quite close to the …

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NCC Hails Barbuda Visit

The National Coordinating Committee (NCC) is describing its two-day visit to Barbuda, which included a town-hall meeting on Thursday evening, as ‘fruitful, encouraging and well-received’. The NCC traveled to the sister island to engage Barbudans in the national campaign on whether or not Antigua and Barbuda should retain the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) or accede to the …

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NCC Holds Successful Engagement with Students

Students at the Sir McChesney George Secondary School in Barbuda have been encouraged to be “the best they can be and view the law as a worthy profession to which they can aspire”. The encouragement came from attorney at law Amaya Athill during a presentation at the school Thursday morning as part of an engagement between the students and a …

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Nibbs Wants Statement from Political Leaders

Barbuda Parliamentary Representative, Hon. Arthur Nibbs, is calling on the leadership of the main political parties to issue a joint statement on the issue surrounding the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Nibbs made the call during a courtesy call by a team from the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) which is visiting Barbuda as part of its national public education campaign …

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Ringing Endorsement For the CCJ

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has received a resounding endorsement from the Barbuda Council, whose Chairman strenuously contended is the “way to go” and views the CCJ as a symbol of independence. Addressing members of the NCC who are currently on a two-day public education programme Wednesday in Codrington, David Shaw indicated that he “was enlightened” by the presentations …

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Barbudans Urged to Revive Spirit

Chairman of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Trust Fund, Dr Linton Lewis, in a very sterling address to the Barbuda Council reminded the people of Barbuda of the ‘indomitable spirit’ of their forbearers that resulting in the freedom and independence from the bondage of slavery. He also reminded them that the independence for which they struggled for centuries ‘must …

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O’Marde Calls for Single-Issue Referendum

Chairman of the Antigua and Barbuda Reparation Support Commission (ABRSC), Dorbrene O’Marde, is distancing himself from recent calls for multiple questions to be placed before the electorate for the upcoming referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC). Speaking to delegates at the Antigua Trades and Labour Union {AT&LU) 77th annual …

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CCJ Townhall Meeting (Sep 19 2016) Video

The NCC has been mandated to undertake a public education campaign on the pros and cons of Antigua and Barbuda delinking from the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council JCPC) as its final court of appeal and acceding to the Appellate Jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). With this remit, the NCC has launched a series of town-hall …

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Schedule for Town Hall Meetings

Schedule for Town Hall Meetings on Caribbean Court of Justice and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council Date Location September 19th, 2016 Multipurpose Cultural Centre October 13th, 2016 Codrington, Barbuda October 20th, 2016 Grove November 10th, 2016 Bolans November 24th, 2016 Villa December 8th, 2016 Swetes December 15th, 2016 Willikies

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