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Legal luminary compares the cost of going to the Privy Council vs the CCJ

Veteran constitutional lawyer Dr Francis Alexis QC said the cost of going to the London-based Privy Council is about six times more than the cost of going to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) located in Trinidad. He stressed that the people of Antigua & Barbuda stand to gain if they vote in favour of a referendum to move from …

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Statement From Attorney General Hon. Steadroy Benjamin

There is no doubt, that Antigua and Barbuda must adopt the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court of appeal. I want to use the words from Justice Hytali from Trinidad and Tobago, when he said, “It is offensive to our sovereignty as independent nations that a foreign tribunal should be our final court of appeal’. He is …

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CCJ judge highlights risk of Privy Council proposal

One of the sitting justices on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) David Hayton said it might be a dangerous thing for the people to accept the Privy Council proposal to operate as an itinerant (travelling) court to deliver justice in other countries at the expense of the state from which the case emanates. He said this could result in …

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Sir David Simmons says the Privy Council is not infallible

Retired Chief Justice of Barbados Sir David Simmons is pushing hard for the region to adopt the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in its appellate jurisdiction, as he slammed public suggestions that Privy Council judges are infallible and their judgments are superior those from the CCJ. Speaking in Antigua and Barbuda at an education campaign on the CCJ in preparation …

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Antigua and Barbuda ‘s CCJ debate continues ahead of a referendum

As the Antigua and Barbuda National Coordinating Committee continues its education campaign ahead of a referendum to decide whether to move to the Caribbean Court of Justice, Dorbrene O’Marde, Chairman of the Reparations Commission responds to Lord Neuberger’s comments that the Privy Council is willing to sit an itinerant court and that it would be sad to see its former …

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Former prime minister supports CCJ over Privy Council

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar 14, CMC – Former Prime Minister Sir Lester Bird says replacing the London-based Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) “finishes Antiguan and Barbudan independence and autonomy that was begun in the 1930s”. In a broadcast here Sir Lester, who served as the island’s second prime minister from 1994-2004, said that the ruling Antigua …

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Caribbean leaders dismiss political interference in CCJ

PLACENCIA, Belize (CMC) – At least two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have dismissed suggestions of political interference in the operations of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The positions of CARICOM chairman, Prime Minister Dean Barrow of Belize and the Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart come as Antigua and Barbuda gets ready to launch on March 10, a public …

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