Trade Union’s’ Appeals Dismissed at the CCJ

Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today found that the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (“GAWU”) and National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (“NAACIE”) were adequately consulted before the Government’s decision to close the Rose…

CCJ Strikes Mandatory Death Penalty In Barbados

Port of Spain, Trinidad. Judgments were delivered by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in a pair of unrelated death penalty cases from Barbados. The cases, Jabari Sensimania Nervais v The Queen and Dwayne Omar Severin v The Queen, were consolidated because…

CCJ Rules Two Terms Only For Presidents Guyana

Port of Spain, Trinidad. In the case of the Attorney General of Guyana v Cedric Richardson, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that an amendment, that barred Presidents of the Republic of Guyana from serving more than two terms in office,…

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…

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…

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…

Sandy Lane Hotel Case Sent Back To Court Of Appeal

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…

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.…

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…

Mr Justice Adrian Saunders chosen CCJ President

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…