Tag Archives: Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)

Freedom of movement case fails at Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Citizens of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) “have important rights but to exercise these rights clear documentary evidence of their nationality is required.” This was the ruling handed down Wednesday 29 May 2019, by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in the case of Bain vs Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Bain, a citizen of both the United States and Grenada, had maintained that his right to freedom of movement was violated when he was refused entry into the twin-island state when entering from Grenada before midnight December 14, 2017.      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: We will not attend Parliament; CCJ will rule in our favour – Jagdeo

  • The National Assembly meets today at 2pm, but the aisle usually held by the parliamentarians from the Opposition, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), will be empty.

The Public Buildings – Parliament

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo held a press conference yesterday, during which he informed journalists that the party will not be attending Parliament.

Jagdeo said that he doesn’t think that any sitting of the parliament should address any of these major issues, “especially before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) rules definitively” on the cases that sprung from the No-Confidence motion which was voted on, on December 21, 2018.

Attorney-at-Law Sanjeev Datadin, who is representing expelled Alliance For Change (AFC) parliamentarian Charandass Persaud, had filed a court action to the CCJ, intending to block the National Assembly’s sitting, but that request was declined by the Caribbean Court yesterday.          Continue reading

PPP to boycott Parliament until CCJ ruling on no-confidence case

PPP to boycott parliamentary sittings until CCJ ruling on no-confidence case

Demerara Waves – March 24, 2019

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday announced that it would be boycotting parliamentary sittings until the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) rules on whether the no-confidence motion was validly passed by Guyana’s National Assembly.

“The General Secretary of the PPP wishes to place on record that the People’ s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C ) will not attend any sitting of the National Assembly, while the Appeal in the no-confidence motion is pending at the Caribbean Court of Justice,” the PPP said on its Facebook page.

The appeal could be filed this week, lawyers said.      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Court of Appeal invalidates No-Confidence Vote; Gov’t stays in Office

—Jagdeo tones down call for polling date – Will Appeal to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Friday night appeared to tone down calls for President David Granger to announce an early election date after Guyana’s Court of Appeal ruled that the no-confidence motion was not validly passed.

He, however, said his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would continue to demand that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) be in a state of readiness for  early polls because the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) could soon decide whether Friday’s decision by the Appeal Court that last December’s no-confidence motion needed 34 instead of 33 votes was valid.      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Govt. threatens court action if Speaker’s ruling unfavourable

Passage of no confidence motion… Govt. threatens court action if Speaker’s ruling unfavourable

Basil Williams

Jan 01, 2019- Kaieteur News

The government has assembled a group of legal advisors in preparation to fight the results of the no confidence motion all the way to Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams yesterday said Government has sent a legal memorandum to House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland.

The brief maps Government’s arguments for consideration on the passage of the motion which was passed based on a 33-32 vote count in the 65-member National Assembly on December 21.     Continue reading

Strengthening Justice Delivery In The Caribbean

Strengthening justice delivery in the Caribbean

January 23, 2018 – : Caribbean News Now

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Antiquated systems have long been the bane of legal practitioners in the Caribbean, contributing to severe case backlogs, expensive legal services and debilitating delays.

In 2016, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) established APEX as a not-for-profit agency to deliver capacity building and technology-based solutions to improve justice delivery for Caribbean courts, law offices and related agencies.   Continue reading