Dominica Officially Joins Caribbean Court of Justice

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Court of Justice has a new member state: Dominica. The Eastern Caribbean island has officially acceded to the CCJ as its final court of appeal, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit ... [ Read More ]


Jamaica’s Parliament to Vote on Move to Caribbean Court of Justice

 Above: the Caribbean Court of Justice in Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff Since it gained independence in 1962, Jamaica’s final court of appeal has been the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London. That could change, ... [ Read More ]


Bahamas Swears in Deborah Fraser as New Supreme Court Justice

 Above: Deborah Fraser is sworn in (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has sworn in Deborah Fraser as the country’s newest Supreme Court Justice. Fraser was sworn in by Deputy to the Governor General Oswald Ingraham ... [ Read More ]



 Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ new Arbitration Act is set to come into force in October. In a statement, the territory’s government said it would “usher in a modern era for ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Dominica (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s Parliament has approved a bill to make the Caribbean Court of Justice the country’s final court of appeal. Speaking to the House of Assembly this week, Dominica Prime Minister ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the swearing in ceremony (Photo: OG Puerto Rico) By the Caribbean Journal staff Judge Liana Fiol Matta has been sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. Fiol Matta was appointed by Puerto ... [ Read More ]


 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor THERE ARE a number of big legal cases which have attracted the attention of Jamaicans both locally and overseas in recent months, most notably the recently-concluded Vybz Kartel case. What’s noteworthy about almost all of them ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the Caribbean Court of Justice By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Parliament will soon begin debate on the country’s potential accession to the Caribbean Court of Justice. The House of Representatives will begin debating two bills: an act to ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie, Adjunct Professor David Rowe, Deputy Consul General Don James and Associate Dean for Adjunct Faculty Douglas Bischoff (Photo: University of Miami) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Ambassador to the United States Stephen Vasciannie paid a ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Acting Governor Franz Manderson and New Court of Appeal Judge Sir Richard Ground (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A pair of new judges for the territory have been sworn in by Acting Cayman Islands Governor Franz Manderson. Sir ... [ Read More ]


 By Alexander G LeventhalOp-Ed Contributor IN JANUARY OF 2012, Venezuela announced that it would withdraw from the ICSID convention, a 1966 treaty that established an arbitration and conciliation institution based in Washington, DC to deal with international investment disputes. The ... [ Read More ]


 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor JAMAICAN PRIME MINISTER Portia Simpson-Miller commenced her administration with a political proposal of constitutional ramifications, announcing the government’s intention to remove the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as Jamaica’s final Court of Appeal. The Judicial ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has won a court judgment in his defamation case against US-based Web site “Haiti Observateur,” according to federal court records. The ... [ Read More ]


 By Robert Di PanoOp-Ed Contributor IT WOULD BE in the best interest of the Turks and Caicos Islands from an enforcement standpoint to deny convicted Caribbean Ponzi schemer David Smith’s application for parole. The Governor and Parole Board members are ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Bahamians voted by a wide margin Monday to reject a measure that could have legalized and regulated so-called “web shop” gaming establishments, according to preliminary tallies. Bahamian voters also rejected a measure to ... [ Read More ]


 Above: St Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff The District of the Virgin Islands collected more than $3.02 million in criminal and civil actions for the fiscal year 2012, according to data released by United States Attorney Ronald Sharpe. Of ... [ Read More ]


 Above: attorney Niyala Harrison (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The legacy of Marcus Garvey remains just as relevant to the modern day, particularly to the Caribbean. That was among the findings of the Fifth Marcus Garvey Seminar held Thursday ... [ Read More ]


 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor There is currently a debate in Jamaica about the number of lawyers who should be admitted to law school. Some stakeholders consider that a larger number than the current number of 180 per year should be ... [ Read More ]