11 Organizations Co-sign Letter To UNEP Regarding The Recent Transfer Of Extremely Rare Birds From Dominica To Germany

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Mr. Erik Sohleim Excutive Director United Nations Environment Programme United Nations Avenue, Gigirl PO Box 30552, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya +254 (0)20 762 1234 excutiveoffice@unep.org Dear Mr. Solheim, We the undersigned write today to address grave concerns regarding a recent transfer of extremely rare birds from the Commonwealth of Dominica to the Federal Republic of Germany under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. This transfer undermines decades of dedicated conservation work in the region and exploits a small island nation just as it begins…

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Sandy Lane Hotel Case Sent Back To Court Of Appeal

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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 challenged their dismissal in the Magistrate’s Court on the basis that they were dismissed without cause – a breach of the procedures outlined in their contracts. The Magistrate determined on 24th September 2014 that the…

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Belize Govt Succeeds Securing Interest Rate Bz36m Award

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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 2013 arbitration award of BZ$36m made by a tribunal of the London Court of International Arbitration against Belize in favour of the Belize Bank. In November 2017, the CCJ gave permission for the Bank to…

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CCJ DISMISSES LAND ACQUISITION APPEAL BUT UPHOLDS GY$30M AWARD

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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 dispute arose after the Government had compulsorily acquired the property almost thirty-five years ago. After his death in 1980, Mrs. Singh, as administratrix of the estate, leased the property to the Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation…

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MR. JUSTICE ADRIAN SAUNDERS CHOSEN AS THE NEXT CCJ PRESIDENT

Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders

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 February 26-27, 2018, acting on the nomination of the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commisison (RJLSC). The RJLSC had selected Mr. Justice Saunders after a competitive meritbased process. President of the Caribbean Court of Justice…

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CCJ Judgments Delivered December 7th 2017

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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 case of Blairmont Rice Investment Inc. v Kayman Sankar Company Ltd, Kayman Sankar Investment Ltd and Beni Sankar. The Court refused an application for special leave to appeal to the CCJ. In a motion filed…

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