Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson-Miller has commended Dominica for enacting legislation to amend its Constitution to facilitate the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice as the Final Court of Appeal.
Simpson-Miller’s congratulations came following the passage of the legislation in the Dominican Parliament on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
“I express sincere congratulations to the Prime Minister, Government and people of Dominica for taking this important step towards the consolidation of their Independence,” the Jamaica Observer quoted Simpson-Miller as saying at the start of the session of the 35th Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government underway in Antigua and Barbuda.
She added that the constitutional amendment was a vote of confidence in the CARICOM regional institution and the high quality of the jurisprudence in the region, according the Observer.
She added that Dominica had set an example for several other member states, including Jamaica, which have not yet adopted the CCJ as their final Court of Appeal.
Both Simpson-Miller and prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, are attending the CARICOM Heads’ meeting now undeway.
The meeting concludes of Friday, July 4.