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The Reparations Commission makes a case for the move to the CCJ

Chairman of the Reparations Commission Dorbrene O’Marde said it is “insulting” that the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, which has been the court of last resort for most Caribbean nations for decades, is only now considering implementing measures to make access to just less costly for Caribbean litigants. O’Marde made the statement on OBSERVER Radio (Antigua) on Monday in …

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Expert Constitutional lawyer prepares draft legislation for CCJ/Privy Council referendum

Within a matter of days government will have in its possession draft legislation needed as the country prepares to hold a referendum to decide whether to replace the centuries’ old Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice located in Trinidad. Constitutional law expert Dr Francis Alexis who is preparing the Bills in his capacity as the advisor to the …

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Grenada constitutional expert to present legislation on referendum

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar 18, CMC – Prominent constitutional lawyer, Dr. Francis Alexis says he will present draft legislation to the Antigua and Barbuda government as the country prepares to hold a referendum on whether or not to replace the London-based Privy Council with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Alexis, a former attorney general in Grenada and law …

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Grenadian jurist questions Privy Council’s sincerity

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar 19, CMC – A prominent Grenadian jurist is questioning the sincerity of the United Kingdom Privy Council (UKPC) in calling on Caribbean countries to reconsider leaving the court in favour of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Last week, UKPC president Lord Neuberge in a video presentation at the Youth Forum of the CCJ Education …

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Expert Constitutional lawyer addresses ‘Movement’ concerns during CCJ education campaign

Renowned regional jurist Dr Francis Alexis spent nearly two hours Friday night seeking to allay the fears of members of the good governance group called The Movement as he engaged them in what could be considered a very spirited debate on the proposed move to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). In addressing the very interactive audience, which was clear …

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Committee chairman confident of success in referendum

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar 22, CMC – The chairman of the National Coordinating Committee spearheading the public education campaign on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Dr. Clarence Henry, Tuesday expressed optimism that Antigua and Barbudans would support efforts to delink country from the London-based Privy Council. Addressing the 40th Annual District Conference of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the West …

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Dr Clarence Henry, CCJ education campaign committee chair defends efforts

The Chairman of the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) Dr Clarence Henry said his team will not be distracted by opposers of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the NCC prepares to intensify its education campaign in preparation for the referendum to choose between the regional court and the Privy Council. Dr Henry noted he is aware there has been …

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Union against switch to Caribbean Court of Justice

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar 30, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union (ABWU) is not in favour of switching from the London-based Privy Council to the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the island’s highest court. Antigua and Barbuda has launched a three-month public education programme on the issue and is expected to hold a referendum later this …

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Acceptance of Indigenous Regional Institutions – Focus Group Consultation

NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC EDUCATION THE CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND THE JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL – FOCUS GROUP CONSULTATION WITH ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA UNION OF TEACHERS –    ‘THE RELEVANCE OF THE CCJ & THE PRIVY COUNCIL IN THE PRESENT CARIBBEAN CONTEXT: ACCEPTANCE OF INDIGENOUS REGIONAL INSTITUTIONS’[1]. Dorbrene E. O’Marde Chairperson / Antigua and Barbuda …

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