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Legal 

CCJ Referendum Team Takes Over the Media Today

As efforts intensify for the upcoming referendum on November 6th, the Public Relations and Marketing team for the National Coordinating Committee will be engaged in a media blitz today. Some of the country’s most respected legal experts, resource persons, advocates and historians will be joining the members of the team during a full day of appearances on a series of interviews and talk shows on Radio and Television. Burning questions about the process for the referendum and the arguments for acceding to the Caribbean Court of Justice as well as…

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Legal 

Telecommunication Carriers are asked to “Abide by the Law”

According to Cabinet notes from  Wednesday’s weekly ministerial meet, the Cabinet reiterated its intention to ensure that the telecoms carriers, which terminate international calls here, abide by the law that came into effect in January 2018. The carriers are required to collect US$0.05 cents on each call. The monies collected from this new tax that was passed earlier this year is expected to be used to fund initiatives geared to youth business development. Minutes from the Cabinet meeting indicated that: “those monies are to be deposited into a special fund…

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Crime & Police Legal 

National Security Minister Meets with Prison and GARD Officials

The rehabilitation of inmates is one of the key programs being focused on by the Minister of National Security the Hon. Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin as he seeks to bring all stakeholders together in order to achieve a desired goal. On Tuesday, the Minister met with Executive Director of the GARD Centre along with members of the Community Development Center and representatives from Her Majesty’s Prison. Executive Director of the GARD Centre, Roberta Williams, stressed the need for more awareness about the re-entry program that is being managed by her organization.…

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Legal 

Ministry of Legal Affairs Launches Gazette Website

The Ministry of Legal Affairs has launched a new dedicated website for the Official Gazette Publication. Editor and Head of the Gazette Division, Ryan Johnson along with Amanda Crick, Charissa Simon and Luxmore Edwards of the Ministry of Information are responsible for the layout and development of the new website. The new Gazette Website intends to offer new features such as important media material and an improved layout for viewing the Gazette publications. The new Gazette Authorization and Publication Act 2018, authorizes that once Gazettes are published on the website:…

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Crime & Police Legal 

Antigua & Barbuda Ranked 34 of 113 Countries in Rule of Law, Dropping 5 Positions

WASHINGTON, DC (31 January 2018) – The World Justice Project (WJP) today released the 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index® which measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries worldwide based on more than 110,000 household and 3,000 expert surveys. Featuring primary data, the WJP Rule of Law Index measures countries’ rule of law performance across eight factors: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice. Antigua and Barbuda dropped five positions for overall rule of law…

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Community Development Legal Politics 

Invitation to Participate in the Decriminalization of Marijuana Bill is Extended to the Public

In order to foster an environment of inclusiveness the government of Antigua and Barbuda through the Parliamentary Select Committee will be hosting a Public Consultation on the Decriminalization of Marijuana via the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2017 on Tuesday 23rd January at 10:30am.. Attorney General the Hon. Steadroy Cutie Benjamin Chairman of the Select Committee and also mover of the Bill is extending an open invitation to the citizenry of Antigua and Barbuda to be part of the Consultation which will be held at the parliament building. Benjamin says…

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Community Legal Uncategorized 

Legal Aid Moves to Central Location

The legal Aid and Advice Centre has been relocated to Upper Redcliff Street downstairs General Insurance Building. The department will be opened to the general public from Monday 15th January 2018. Attorney General, Minister of Legal Affairs Public Safety and Labour the Hon. Steadroy Cutie Benjamin is pleased that the department is now located in a central location so that members of the public can have easy access to the Legal Aid Department and the services it renders to the public. Benjamin says that it is his intentions to have…

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Foreign Affairs Legal 

AG in Santo Domingo

Public Safety Minister the Hon Steadroy Cutie Benjamin recently returned to Antigua and Barbuda where he attended the 7th Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue, under the theme “Towards a More Effective Partnership and Integration for Citizens Security”. Several Topics were discussed to include, Regional Collaboration for Law Enforcement and Combating Transnational Organized Crime; Crime and Violence Prevention; National Disasters and Lesson Learned; Enhancing Maritime Security Cooperation and Caribbean International Partners Coordination Efforts. Minister Benjamin was very impressed with the meeting on a whole and its effectiveness and noted that during…

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Legal Regional News 

Implementation of an E-Litigation Portal for Courts in the Eastern Caribbean a Possibility

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) through the Office of the Chief Justice is implementing an E-Litigation web portal within all Courts in all the OECS Member States & Territories, for the electronic management of cases filed within the jurisdiction of the ECSC. This new system replaces the Judicial Enforcement Management System (JEMS) which has currently been in use within all the Courts of the OECS Member States and Territories since the year 2000. This E-Litigation solution is a highly proven web-based application software developed by CrimsonLogic Ltd, headquartered in…

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Legal 

New Law Year for Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Opens September 20

Wednesday, 20th September 2017 signals the commencement of the New Law Year for the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. The occasion will be marked with the usual Ceremonial Opening, in the form of a Special Sitting of the Court. The proceedings will commence with a Church Service at HOLY FAMILY CATHEDRAL, MOUNT ST JOHN, starting at 8.00 am, followed by a procession to the High Court of Justice where the Special Sitting of the Court will be held. In light of the passage of Hurricane Irma and its devastating impact on…

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