PNP Disappointed with Recent Rejection of CCJ


The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says the recent referenda in two CARICOM countries rejecting the Caribbean Court of Justice, CCJ as its final appellate court, is disappointing.

Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda both voted Tuesday to reject the CCJ as their final court of appeal.

PNP General Secretary, Julian Robinson, says his party remains confident that the CCJ is best suited to replace the Privy Council as Jamaica’s final appellate court.

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He says his party will continue to monitor the regional developments on the CCJ.

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Julian Robinson was speaking yesterday with Nationwide News at a media conference at the party’s Old Hope Road headquarters in St Andrew.


Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.