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NCC To Tweak Townhall Format

The National Coordinating Committee (NCC) says the format for the upcoming town-hall meetings will change. According to NCC Chairman, Ambassador Dr. Clarence Henry, the Committee, which is spearheading the public consultations on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC), intends to have a smaller panel and to limit the presentations to allow …

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First Town-hall successfully completed

Chairman of the National Coordinating Committee (NCC), Ambassador Dr. Clarence Henry, is expressing much delight with the successful launch of the series of town hall meetings that form part of the public education campaign. 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 …

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New Dates For Town Hall Meeting

The National Coordinating Committee (NCC) is announcing new dates for the first in a series of town hall meetings organized as part of the public education on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC). NCC Chairman Ambassador Dr. Clarence Henry has announced that the new date is September 19th at the Multi-Purpose …

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Group wants NCC to adopt a level playing field

The group opposing the march towards the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as Antigua and Barbuda’s final court of appeal, wants the National Coordinating Committee to adopt a ‘level playing field’ in its public education campaign. The call comes from former parliamentarian and now spokesman for the ‘No. Not Yet’ Group, Eleston Namba Adams who made the comment on the …

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Spencer meets with NCC to discuss CCJ public education campaign (CMC)

By Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) Less than a week after he warned that inadequate public consultations could result in a negative vote in a referendum to decide on whether to retain the London-based Privy Council as the island’s final court, former prime minister Baldwin Spencer has held discussions with the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) Spencer, who has already indicated that …

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Baldwin Spencer Meets NCC’s Chairman

Work to educate and sensitize Antiguans and Barbudans on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and the Caribbean Court of Justice will be intensified commencing Monday night when the first Town Hall meeting takes place at the Multipurpose Cultural Center at Perry Bay, commencing at 7:30pm. And Opposition Leader, Hon. Baldwin Spencer and Head of the National Coordinating Committee, Amb Dr. …

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Prime Minister Browne says referendum will now take place early 2017

Prime Minister Gaston Browne Tuesday agreed to an opposition request to extend the timeframe for public discussions on whether or not the island should remove the London-based Privy Council as its final court, indicating that a referendum on the matter would now take place by March next year for the latest. Prime Minister Browne, winding up debate on the Constitutional …

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House Debates Referendum Bill

The House of Representatives has started debate on one of the measures leading to the staging of a national referendum on whether or not Antigua and Barbuda should migrate from the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) and accede to the Appellate Jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The debate followed the introduction in the Lower House, …

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Much Work Ahead For NCC

Chairman of the National Coordinating Committee, Ambassador Dr. Clarence Henry, says while there is measurable improvements in the overall acceptance of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), his Committee still has much work to do in its on-going public education campaign. Ambassador Henry made the remark Tuesday at a media briefing to mark the official launch of the NCC’s official …

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