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CCJ not a priority for some Caribbean governments

CCJ not a priority for some Caribbean governments
09 Jul
2018

The Caribbean Court of Justice has been recognised as one of the most important organs of functional cooperation within Caricom.

But some seventeen years after its establishment, only four countries are signatories to the CCJ's appellate jurisdiction.

They are Barbados, Dominica, Belize and Guyana.

Jamaica is one country that has not signed on and Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the decision to go that route will be left up to the people.

Meantime St. Lucia's Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says the CCJ is just not a priority for his government at this time.

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