Justice Minister, Mark Golding, says consensus between the Government and the Opposition on the acceptance of the Caribbean Court of Justice as Jamaica’s final appellate court is achievable next year.

Speaking with Nationwide News the Justice Minister says part of the problem lies with current election expectations muddying the waters.

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The Government still seeks to pass three bills entrenching the CCJ, and abolishing appeals to the UK based Privy Council.

To accomplish this they must win the support of at least one Opposition Senator to achieve the requisite two-thirds majority.

During the CCJ debates leader of Government Business in the Upper House, Senator AJ Nicholson agreed that further discussions with the opposition would be necessary to pass the bills.

Minister Golding says he hopes that these discussions will bare fruit as he feels the opposition’s current perspective is flawed.

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