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Privy Council will abide by referendum in Antigua and Barbuda

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Feb 12, CMC – The London-based Privy Council (JCPC) says it will abide by the decision of Antiguans if they decide to replace it with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the island’s highest court. Head of Communications for the JCPC, Ben Wilson, told the inaugural meeting of the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) earlier this …

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Launch of Public Education on the CCJ (Prime Minister’s Speech)

March 10th, 2016 Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams; President of the Caribbean Court of Justice, the Hon. Justice Dennis Byron; Acting High Court Judge, the Hon. Justice Pearletta Lanns; Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Baldwin Spencer; Moderator and Attorney General, the Hon. Steadroy Benjamin; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Sir Gerald Watts; Members of both Houses of Parliament, …

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NCC Chairman wants debate on CCJ to be non partisan

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, March 3rd, CMC – The chairman of the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and the Privy Council public education campaign, Ambassador Dr. Clarence Henry, is appealing for public discussions on the issue void of partisan politics. Henry said he attended a panel discussion organised by the Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union …

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Privy Council stretched, after Lord Neuberger

That the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom Privy Council (‘UKPC’) over Caribbean countries should be abolished has long been advocated; by some Caribbeaners, like myself,1 and by some others;2 on several grounds. The costs of appealing to UKPC are prohibitively beyond the reach of some ninety-five percent of Caribbeaners, denying them access to final appellate justice. Also, as UKPC judges …

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