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Justin Simon Q.C Refutes Claims of Illegality of CCJ Referendum Date

Justin Simon Q.C has refuted claims being circulated by an opposition affiliated media house indicating that the proposed date for the Referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice “will not be legal”. On Tuesday, a whatsapp   message was broadcasted around the twin island quoting the legal luminary. However, Attorney General the Hon. Steadroy Cutie Benjamin was contacted by Queen’s Counsel after reports were made suggesting that the proceedings leading up to the proposed referendum did not follow the correct legal proceedings. Contrary to what is being projected, Simon stated that…

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“I take full responsibility for the defeat.” – Freundel Stuart Losses all 30 Seats to Mia Motley

“I take full responsibility for the defeat.” These were the words of a clearly deflated Prime Minister Freundel Stuart as he pondered the overwhelming defeat of his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) at the polls yesterday. Standing virtually alone on stage at the DLP’s George Street headquarters in the early hours of this morning, a clearly dejected Stuart accepted blame for the crushing loss in which not one DLP member retained a seat. Speaking in a low tone and with none of the defeated DLP candidates in sight, Stuart maintained his…

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Zimbabwe begins process to re-join Commonwealth

Zimbabwe has applied to re-join the Commonwealth. The proposal came in a letter dated 15 May to Secretary-General Patricia Scotland from Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The Secretary-General was delighted to receive the letter.  “I whole-heartedly echo the sentiments of Heads of Government who have said twice, in 2009 and subsequently in 2011, that they very much look forward to Zimbabwe’s return when the conditions are right. Zimbabwe’s eventual return to the Commonwealth, following a successful membership application, would be a momentous occasion, given our shared rich history,” she said. Zimbabwe…

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Darryl Matthew sworn in as the country’s newest Senator

Sports enthusiast, Daryl Matthew was today, sworn in as a senator in the Upper House. Senator Matthew is the newest member to be sworn into the Upper House, replacing Michael Freeland who recently resigned. Matthew took an Oath of Allegiance in front of family and colleagues during a swearing in ceremony as the House convened today to debate the Barbuda Land Amendment Bill which was passed last week in the Lower House. Senator Matthew brings a wealth of experience in leadership and service to the slate of appointed representatives. A…

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