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Judging the Caribbean Court of JusticeStartlingly, 8 of the 10 Commonwealth countries that still cling to the Judicial Committee (JC) of the Privy Council as their final court of appeal are Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states. Forty-three of the 52 remaining Commonwealth countries (not counting Britain) have long since left this hang-over from British colonialism. These countries include Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India.

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The CCJ – A Court for the PeopleThroughout the 185-year history of the Judicial Committee of the British Privy Council, it has never provided access for people of little means except for a few persons on death row who got free legal service from British lawyers. This stands in stark contrast to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) where, in the three years following its inception in 2005, civil appeals outnumbered criminal appeals by almost seven to one.

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The CCJ Referendumby Ray Roberts What difference will the CCJ make to an increasing corrupted Grenada democracy? This is a very important question that should be pondered upon and not answered immediately. Barbados Prime Minister Mia Motley said all the right things and gave good reasons why Grenadians ought to vote for the Caribbean Court of Justice in the November Referendum.

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The Confused Emperor – Keith Claudius MitchellBy Special Correspondent It was very heartening to have read in the August 24 edition of ‘The New Today’ an article entitled, ‘We in the OECS and CARICOM will feel the loss, too!’. It was a demonstration of one of the region’s technocrat’s expression of what Dr. Antoine has meant so far to the region’s economic and integration development efforts. At the same time, it served to eloquently remind us of Dr.

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