CCJ Bills Tabled in Senate


Three bills proposing to establish the Caribbean Court of Justice, CCJ as Jamaica’s final appellate Court were tabled in the Senate this morning.

The draft legislation was tabled by Justice Minister, Mark Golding.

Debate in the Senate on the CCJ bills is expected to commence next week.

The Government requires the support of at least one Opposition Senator if the CCJ bills are to be passed into law.

The bills were approved in the Lower House last week.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.