PM promotes regional unity and the CCJ


Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit wants CARICOM leaders to commit to the concept of regional unity and rebuild the bonds of trust among the leadership of the Region.

Delivering the first David Thompson Memorial Lecture in Bridge Town on Thursday night, Skerrit noted the reluctance  of  his fellow CARICOM  leaders to urge their legislatures to join the appellate jurisdiction of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice that was established in 2001 to replace the London-based Privy Council as the region’s final court of appeal.


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  1. Fairplay
    November 1, 2011

    The other states should remove the UK queen as their head of state first!!!

  2. me
    October 31, 2011

    If the other leaders know what is good for them, they won’t even think about joining CCJ. That thing is just going to make it easier for the person who is asking them to join to do as he wish…..

    JUST SAYING>>>>>>>>

    • Lougaoo Mem
      November 1, 2011

      Very good thought indeed! Well said.

  3. justice to be served
    October 31, 2011

    The above comments demonstrate that in freedom black people are more enslaved than when they had bonds around their hands and shackles on their legs.
    The comments demonstrate that blacks still hate themselves and one another, and believe that only the white man can give him justice.
    Basically you all are demonstrating the superiority of the white race above the black, by your comments.
    it is sad, that you have not educated yourselves enough to recognize, that white people don’t care about black people.But they need black people to continue to distrust one another so they can perpetually rule.
    I cry for the ignorance of my people.

    • Anonymous
      October 31, 2011

      Don’t talk rubbish,Sir….Justice has no color….Are you aware of the number of whites who stood up when injustices were perpetrated upon blacks?…Not only did they stood up for justice and marched against injustices,but some paid the ultimate price…they lost their life in the process…..

      By the way,while wallowing in your ignorance, are you aware that blacks played a role in selling their own to the slave traders during the slave trade?……

      So I am saying all this to offer you some words of wisdom; and I live my life by this premise….”not every black man is my brother or friend, and not every white man is your enemy……
      So please, put that in your pipe and smoke ….for I can truely attest to it…..

      Justice,according to Law,has no “black nor white”…For all men are created equal, and they are endowed by the Creator with certain inalienable Rights among them are the Rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

      You see Sir, with the Privy Council, there is no price to justice…It’s all about the application and interpretation of Law, and the rule of Law….

      So,….all the best to you….

      • Lougaoo Mem
        November 1, 2011

        That’s a fact Jack. It’s always easy to blame the white for the human tragedy we experience on a daily basis. Jtbs clearly demonstrates that he is an ignorant bigot who does not know the “B” in the Bull’s foot. Mmmm, ha, ha, ha.

    • Anonymous
      November 1, 2011

      Weep not for them….but for thy own ignorance and quite possibly, that of thy children….

      All the best…….

  4. patriot
    October 31, 2011


  5. Jacky Chan
    October 31, 2011

    The CCJ – Caribbean Corrupt Justice.
    A system that will be controlled by politicians in power. A system influences by lawyers with special interest in corrupt politicians ; A system that is sure to be bought by lawyers for drug dealers, money launderers and shady businessmen.

  6. Waitukubuli
    October 31, 2011

    Waitukubuli says no CARICOM and no to CCJ.If we allow these polititions to get their way with that,then we the citizens will have no rights within the justice shit-stem.Can’t u all see the road these guys are already going down?We can’t trust them,the day we allow them to go ahead,we better arm ourselves and decide to do our own justice.

  7. namich2008
    October 31, 2011

    The executive branch is trying to influence the Judiciary branch….very unbecoming and highly suspicious.

    I will not support the CCJ

  8. CCJ
    October 31, 2011

    Mr. Skerrit, we want judge judy on the CCJ. Then we will accept.

  9. Anonymous
    October 31, 2011

    No!….Stay with the Privy Council, where where justice will will be handed down based of the Principles of Law and Law in it’s purest form , not watered down with Political influences ,manipulations and affiliations.

    Justice is what matters….and justice according to Law.
    The application and interpretations of law without bias,favouritism or BigIslanditis…..

    It is the Privy Council that keeps these corrupt and politically motivated judges in check at present. Without it, we in the Caribbean will doomed.
    Because of political corruption and influence,justice will trickle down to the less fortunate. And it will flow to the affluents of society, who can easily buy or influenc it.

    Until the system in the Caribbean is overhaul in fixed,and until the Political leaders are less corrupt,the Privy Council remain our only hope of true and “unadulterated”form of justice…where no one is known, and where …Justice “flows like a mighty stream” according to Law……In order words justice where there is no names or strings attached.

    Just look at the people who are calling for the CCJ ,the ones with the loudest voices, rest assured,they are the ones with the darkest of clouds and shadows hanging over their heads……

    One has to Lead by example. You cannot expect to exhibit contempt for the Constitution and the Laws of any Country; with no consequence or accounability….then masked your hypocrisy in the cry for justice when the common man breaches that same Law or for the CCJ,where you can manipulate or influence it.

    All the best.

  10. Anonymous
    October 31, 2011

    bon diay look who’s talking!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous
      October 31, 2011


  11. Uncle Dildo
    October 31, 2011

    Skerrit you saying that because you know when you get convicted on the outstanding matter you have a better change in the CCJ because a certain Senior Counsel have connections. Stop playing games! What a joke :lol: ! Thats why the law will always be seen as a whip on the backs of the poor and illeterate.

    • Anonymous
      October 31, 2011

      Sorry….not if the Privy council have a say in the matter….It will be Justice, and Justice according to the Law…..

    • I'mWondering
      November 1, 2011

      I was under the impression that like VAZ, this can’t go to the privy council!

    • I'mWondering
      November 1, 2011

      Meaning that the appeal court is the final court for election petitions.

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