The House of Representatives will begin debating two bills: an act to amend the Judicature Act and an act to amend the Constitution of Jamaica, according to Minister Phillip Paulwell, who leads government business in the House. Continue reading
KINGSTON, Jamaica, 21 November 2013 (JAMAICA OBSERVER) – In a direct breach of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, and a snub of a recent ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Trinidadian immigration officers denied 13 Jamaicans entry into that country on Tuesday night, detained them and sent them back home on the first flight yesterday morning. Continue reading
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, 4 October 2013 (CMC) – The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Friday ruled that Barbados had breached the right of a Jamaican national when she sought entry into the country in 2011, but stopped short of awarding the one million Barbados dollars in compensation she had sought.
“In all circumstances the Court made a declaration that Barbados had breached Miss Myrie’s right to enter Barbados. The court ordered Barbados to compensate Ms Myrie in pecuniary damages in the sum of BDS2, 240 (One Barbados dollar = US$0.50 cents) and non-pecuniary damages to the tune of BDS$75,000. Continue reading
These were some of the terms used yesterday to describe the decision of the Government to withdraw on a phased basis from the Privy Council. Weighing-in on the issue were former attorneys general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj and John Jeremie, former foreign affairs minister Paula Gopee-Scoon and Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley. Continue reading
(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – Shanique Myrie, the Jamaican woman who claimed she was finger-raped by Barbados immigration and security officials and then thrown out of the Caribbean country, was yesterday granted leave by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to take her case to a full sitting of the court in a landmark case against Barbados. Continue reading
(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice yesterday said it will sit in Barbados on April 18 to hear the case involving Jamaican Shanique Myrie who accused immigration officials in the tiny island of sexually assaulting her a year ago. Continue reading
(PORT OF SPAIN, CMC) – The Caribbean Court of Justice on Thursday ruled against Suriname for failing to impose a tax on non-CARICOM flour in order to protect a Trinidadian firm, in Paramaribo’s first case before the court in its jurisdiction over Caribbean Community trade disputes. Continue reading
(JAMAICA GLEANER) – The case brought by Jamaican Shanique Myrie against the Barbadian government had its first hearing yesterday in the Caribbean Court of Justice.
The hearing, which was in the form of a case-management conference, was done by way of video link from the Supreme Court. Continue reading
(JAMAICA GLEANER) – St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony has lauded former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson for his staunch support of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
At the same time, Anthony has urged Caribbean Community nations to sign on to the CCJ as their final court of appeal.
“I believe, as he does, that it is anathema to any self-respecting people – particularly a people so valiantly throwing off the yoke of colonial domination – to place above our own judicial system an appellate court of higher authority than our own,” Anthony said. Continue reading