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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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Reparation Committee chairman questions Privy Council’s change of heart

ST.JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar 15, CMC – Chairman of the Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Commission, Dorbrene O’Marde, has dismissed a suggestion by the London-based Privy Council that it is prepared to sit as itinerant court and that Antigua and Barbuda is welcomed to remain within its fold. “So far as we are concerned, we are very happy to continue hearing those …

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Privy Council happy to hear Caribbean Appeals

The President of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Lord David Neuberger, says the London based court is happy to continue hearing appeals from countries in the Caribbean. But according to Lord Neuberger, that welcome is conditional on Caribbean states being willing to come to the Privy Council for the hearing of the appeals. His comments were in response …

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Privy Council president says A&B welcome to stay

Despite claims to the contrary, President of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council Lord David Neuberger said Antigua & Barbuda is welcomed to stay with the London-based court. “So far as we are concerned, we are very happy to continue hearing those appeals, as long as those countries wish to come to us for their appeals to be decided,” …

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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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