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Dominica joins CCJ

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says Dominica will become the fourth Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to become a full member of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) early next month.

Dominica will join Barbados, Guyana and Belize in being members of both the Original and Appellate Jurisdictions of the CCJ that was established in 2001 to replace the London-based Privy Council as the regionís final court.

The CCJ also acts as an international tribunal interpreting the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas that governs the 15-member regional integration movement.

Last year, Dominica received the formal go-ahead from Britain to delink from the Privy Council and join the CCJ and Prime Minister Skerrit said the islandís acceptance of the CCJ would become a reality by early February.

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