Caribbean Court of Justice

CCJ affirms professor Ventoses Right to vote in Barbados

Port of Spain, Trinidad: The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today ordered that St. Lucian, Professor Eddy Ventose, is to be added to the register of voters in Barbados. The Court declared that it was satisfied that the legal and regulatory conditions for his registration have been met. The Court then ordered the Chief Electoral Officer, […]

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CCJ restores jury verdict Lusignan Massacre trial

Port of Spain, Trinidad: The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today restored the 2013 acquittals of Mr. James Hyles and Mr. Mark Williams for their alleged involvement in what has been dubbed the ‘Lusignan Massacre’, despite substantial procedural errors at trial. On 6 January 2008, gunmen went from house to house in the peaceful village of […]

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CCJ reduces manslaughter sentence for Persaud

Port of Spain, Trinidad: The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in the case of Teerath Persaud v The Queen, today ordered that Mr. Teerath Persaud’s manslaughter sentence be reduced from 25 years to 18 years. With a discount for time already spent in custody, Mr. Persaud would serve a remaining 13 years and 339 days starting […]

The Dire National Security State

We, the People’s Party of Dominica are of the view that the national security apparatus in the Commonwealth of Dominica is approaching a no-return state of decay. The recent article in Dominica News Online about the appointment of an assistant commissioner of police is a smoke screen, a cover-up if you will, of the underlying […]

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Sandy Lane Hotel Case Sent Back To Court Of Appeal

Port of Spain, Trinidad: The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today ordered that a case concerning the firing of three employees of Sandy Lane Co. Ltd be returned to the Barbados Court of Appeal for an expedited hearing. The CCJ noted that it had no jurisdiction to hear the case. The fired employees had first […]

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Belize Govt Succeeds Securing Interest Rate Bz36m Award

Port of Spain, Trinidad: The Attorney General of Belize has succeeded before the CCJ in his application to reduce the interest rate contained in a certificate issued by the Court. The certificate was made following an arbitral award made against the Government. A rate of interest of 17% compounded monthly was initially awarded in the […]

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CCJ dismisses land acquisition appeal upholds GY30M Award

Port of Spain, Trinidad: The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today dismissed an appeal in a matter brought by Mrs. Deorani Singh, who claimed that the Attorney General of Guyana and the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited owed her compensation for a commercial property that had been owned by her husband, Mr. Mohan Singh. The […]

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Mr Justice Adrian Saunders chosen CCJ President

Port of Spain, Trinidad: The Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Dudley Saunders, a citizen of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been appointed as the incoming President of the Caribbean Court of Justice with effect from July 4, 2018. The Heads of Government of CARICOM made the appointment at its last meeting, held in Haiti from […]

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CCJ Judgement: Blairmont Rice Investments Inc v Kayman Sankar

The Caribbean Court of Justice on December 7th, 2017 delivered judgments in GYCV2017/007, Blairmont Rice Investments Inc v Kayman Sankar, Kayman Sankar Investments Limited and Beni Sankar and GYCV2017/009, Wayne Vieira v Guyana Geology and Mines Commission cases. The Trinidad & Tobago based court ordered an urgent hearing in Guyana’s court of appeal in the […]

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It’s On Us Dominica

Dominica is at a very vulnerable state as she’s been ravaged by what may very well be classified as a Category “6” Hurricane. Sexual violence/Assault during such times is a gross human rights violation and a serious security issue that must be addressed. Sexual Violence/Assault by military officers is an issue that urgently requires the […]