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Barbados advised not to withdraw from CCJ

Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018. 2:03 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Former president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Michael de la Bastide, in a statement on Wednesday said that it would be a retrograde step if Barbados withdraws from the court.

Bastide also stated that he is hoping that the threats made by Barbados to exit the CCJ do not materialize.

Barbados’ Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, last week informed that Barbados will be withdrawing from the CCJ as its final court of appeal if his Democratic Labour Party is re-elected.

According to Caribbean 360, Barbados was the first Caribbean country to incorporate the CCJ as its final court of appeal.

Belize, Dominica and Guyana have since endorsed the CCJ’s jurisdiction.

Today, Barbados is having their general elections.

Despite a record 125 candidates, the two main parties are expected to dominate the campaign and elections with 30 candidates.

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