DOMINICA-OECS leaders to decide on CCJ

Skerrit. Photo credit: GIS

Leaders of the sub-regional Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are to decide, probably at their next meeting later this month, whether they will adopt the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as their final court.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said that Dominica is proposing that the sub-regional grouping must be united on the matter.

“Cabinet (here) has in fact already taken a decision to recognise the court in its final jurisdiction. As you know we have in fact recognise the court in its original jurisdiction. The outstanding challenge for Dominica is to simply we are part of an OECS Supreme Court system and Dominica is concerned about moving forward alone or before any of the OECS countries,” Skerrit said on the state-owned DBS radio.


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  1. Just Me
    June 11, 2011

    It is time we built up and recognize our own. There may be teething problems, but that universal.

  2. Go do your homework
    June 11, 2011

    Given our experience with the local courts and the ECSC, I say a big “NO” to the CCJ. The courts in this region are too heavily influenced by politicians, that now it appears that there is no justice. It is a sad state of affairs in this region and the CCJ will only make matters worse.

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