Category: CCJ

REGIONAL – JLP not ready for CCJ vote

The main opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has said it is not yet prepared to vote on the legislation making the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the island’s highest court replacing the London-based Privy Council. “Let us set a timeline of 12 months,” Opposition Senator Dr Christopher Tufton told legislators on Friday, dashing any hopes […]

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Jamaica – Jamaica House: Yes, CCJ

KINGSTON –– Earlier Tuesday afternoon, the Lower House of the Jamaican Parliament secured the favourable majority vote required to have that country access the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) appellate jurisdiction. The three bills laid before the House of Representatives will now proceed to the Senate. The three bills in question are: an act to amend […]

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Jamaica votes ‘yes’ for CCJ

Earlier this afternoon, the Lower House of the Jamaican Parliament secured the favorable majority vote required to have that country access the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) Appellate Jurisdiction. The three bills laid before the House of Representatives will now proceed to the Senate. They are: an Act to Amend the Judicature (Appellate Jurisdiction) Act, an […]

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Shanique Myrie threatens to head back to CCJ

Frustrated by the failure of the Barbadian government to comply with a Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruling in her favour, Shanique Myrie says she intends to file a complaint before the court on the matter. Myrie had earlier this week complained that she was becoming impatient with the Barbadian state’s flagrant disregard for the […]

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CCJ selection

  The question remains, then, how should a court like the CCJ, serving a public as diverse as it does, take into consideration the diversity of its judicial candidates? Complicating this question even more is the fact that it is unlikely that the pool of candidates, itself, will reflect the full diversity of the population. […]

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Bajans flood CCJ

120 per cent increase in cases coming to CCJ than what Barbadians took to Privy Council, says president

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Out with Myrie

Barbados’ lawyer tells CCJ Myrie’s testimony should be disregarded because of untruthful statements

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Decision in three months

After just over a year of taking evidence, testimony from 22 witnesses and visits to two other CARICOM states

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Officer was ‘right’

Desirability of Myrie and actions of officer the focal point of Barbados’ case

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Myrie wants millions

Just over a million dollars in damages.

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Not so fast

CCJ judges drill Myrie’s attorney over submission

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Justices grill Shanique Myrie’s lead attorney

The lead attorney for Jamaican Shanique Myrie was subjected to intense questioning

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Cop denies claims

Accused constable says she did not finger Myrie or grope her breast in airport bathroom

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Just a front

Immigration officer says Myrie lied about who she was going to stay with while in Barbados

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CCJ rules against admitting statements into evidence

The Caribbean Court of Justice today declined an application

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Never knew Myrie

Immigration officer gives reason for denying entry: supposed host never knew Myrie

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Myrie sticks to her story

Barbados’ legal team has failed to get a Jamaican national to recant an allegation that she suffered a cavity search while trying to enter the island two years ago.

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