Grenada PM wants to re-visit the CCJ

Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell wants to reopen discussions on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) — two years after the electorate voted to reject the Trinidad-based court as it final appellate court.

He was at the time speaking at his swearing in ceremony for his new Cabinet following his party’s landslide victory in last month’s general election.

The prime minister said while most of the Caribbean countries are signatories to the Original Jurisdiction of the CCJ, which also functions as an international tribunal that governs the 15-member regional integration movement, only Barbados, Belize, Dominica and Guyana have signed on to the Appellate Jurisdiction to replace the London Privy Council.

In November 2016, Grenadians voted overwhelmingly to reject seven pieces of legislation that would have reformed the constitution the island received when it attained political independence from Britain 42 years ago.

The voters also rejected term limits for the prime minister and the appointment of a leader of the opposition in Parliament.

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