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A CARICOM ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL

Submitted by Caleb Pilgrim CARICOM, the GOB and Minister Colin Jordan are perhaps to be congratulated on the recent, belated establishment of a CARICOM Administrative Tribunal and its inauguration in Bridgetown, as reported this past Monday. However, I would be remiss if I did not draw to the readers’ attention relevant historical antecedents and the fact that the GOB must

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CCJ Has Ruled – Lawful Way Forward Imperative

Press Release, Guyana Trades Union Congress – 20th July 2019 The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) calls for level headedness to prevail in the interpretation of the Consequential Orders of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Those orders specifically address three areas of focus for resolution on the way forward since the 21st December 2018 no-confidence vote against the APNU+AFC Government

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CCJ’s Consequential Order Requires Guyanese to Unite

Press Release submitted by Guyana Trades Union Congress (19th June 2019) CCJ’s Consequential Order requires citizens uniting to hold politicians accountable to a higher political order and love of country- not just power The fundamentals of our democracy and regional integration stand strong in the decisions handed down by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Tuesday 18th June.  The rulings-

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CHIEF JUSTICE PROHIBITS PERSONS WITH DUAL CITIZENSHIP FROM BEING MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

Submitted by Rickford Burke, President, Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has announced that it will hear the no confidence motion appeal cases on May 10, 2019. CGID believes that it is therefore prudent for the APNU+AFC government to consider reconvening the National Assembly subsequent to the CCJ’s determination of the instant matters. As

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Criminalizing Attire and the Rule of Law (iv)

“..that the people (including, one should add, the government) should be ruled by the law and obey it and (2) that the law should be such that people will be able (and, one should add, willing) to be guided by it.” – Geoffrey de Q. Walker, The rule of law: foundation of constitutional democracy, (1st Ed., 1988). “The protection of the

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Criminalizing Attire and the Rule of Law (iii)

The expression of a person’s gender identity forms a fundamental part of their right to dignity. Recognition of this gender identity must be given constitutional protection –Per Saunders PCCJ in McEwan et ors. v The AG of Guyana [2018] CCJ 30 It is essential to human progress that contrary ideas and opinions peacefully contend. Tolerance, an appreciation of difference, must

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Exercises in Sovereignty, Self-doubt or Apathy?

“It is offensive to the sovereignty of independent nations and therefore, politically unacceptable, to have a foreign tribunal permanently entrenched in their Constitutions as their final court.” Sir Isaac Hyatali “…we recommend that appeals from our jurisdiction to the Privy Council should not only be retained but their retention should be most jealously guarded from assault from any quarter, whether

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Will the “Island of Heroes” Deliver an “Heroic” vote for the CCJ on 6 th November?

Submitted by DAVID A. COMISSIONG, Attorney-at-Law and Son of the Caribbean Community A national Referendum on the issue of whether a Caribbean nation should disengage from the British Privy Council and accede to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the nation’s highest appellate Court is more than just a vote about a court of law!  Rather, it is a

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A Vote to Fulfill Antigua and Barbuda’s National Destiny

WHEN  THE  CITIZENS of Antigua and Barbuda go to the polls on 6th November 2018 to vote in a referendum to determine whether they will permit their nation to remain under the judicial jurisdiction of the British Privy Council or whether they will embrace a judicial jurisdiction that is exclusively Antiguan/Barbudan and Caribbean, I hope that they make a choice

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Barbados Stares into the Abyss

Submitted by DAVID COMISSIONG, Citizen of Barbados When a governmental administration wilfully disregards and disobeys the rulings of its own Chief Justice and Court of Appeal judges, the very structure – judicial, political and moral – of the State is in danger of being destroyed! And when such wilful disregard and disobedience relates to a Constitutional right as fundamental as

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