(Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean Court of Justice Press Release) The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) (last week) convened a meeting of key personnel in judiciaries, prosecutorial services, state agencies and bar associations throughout the Caribbean in an effort to assess challenges and needs arising from the new paradigm produced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC President of the CCJ, the Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, opened the meeting by welcoming the gathering that included seven regional Heads of Judiciary, six Directors of Public Prosecutions and several Court Registrars, Bar Association Presidents and other legal and technicalprofessionals. The conference was co-facilitated by the CCJ President and Mr. Peter Bracegirdle of Global Affairs Canada (GAC), a consultant with the Canadian-funded JURIST project. A significant role in organising the event was also played by APEX, a non-profit agency established by the CCJ in 2017 to provide technology-enabled solutions and training to improve the region’s justice delivery sector. Oct 15, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 CCJ is 15 todayThe Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) observes its 15th anniversary today. The Court, which is headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago, was inaugurated in 2005. The Court has an original jurisdiction and an appellate jurisdiction. Since its inauguration in 2005, the Court has worked on the premise that it is more…April 16, 2020In “CARICOM”CCJ issues record number of judgments in 2018(Caribbean Court of Justice Press Release) During 2018, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) issued 34 judgments and reasons for decision, its highest number of judgments delivered in a calendar year since it began its operations in 2005. Throughout that period, the CCJ also heard 28 new matters in both…December 5, 2018In “CARICOM”Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders chosen as next CCJ PresidentPort of Spain, Trinidad – The Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Dudley Saunders, a citizen of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been appointed as the incoming President of the Caribbean Court of Justice with effect from July 4, 2018. The Heads of Government of CARICOM made the appointment at its last meeting, held in…March 12, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… Oct 16, 2020 Co-sponsoring the meeting were the JURIST Project, the CCJ Academy for Law and the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers. The virtual meeting was attended by more than 100 participants across 22 countries and was hailed as a success by attendees. Many of the participants expressed a desire for follow-up regional collaborations. For more information please contact:The Public Education & Communications UnitTel: (868) 623-2225 exts. 2296, 2246Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak In the first session, the attendees engaged in a discussion of the challenges faced in their jurisdictions by judicial officers, court staff, attorneys and other court users. Issues discussed included health challenges, particularly of court staff but also of court users who are not able to conduct their affairs remotely, either owing to the nature of the services required or the absence or unavailability of desired technology. The gathering noted the challenges in ensuring a) efficient, accessible and effective justice for all court customers; and b) the health and safety of all who work in and use the services provided by the justice sector. At present, four states access the Court in its Appellate Jurisdiction, these being Barbados, Belize, Dominica and Guyana. However, by signing and ratifying the Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice, Member States of the Community have demonstrated a commitment to making the CCJ their final court of appeal. The Court is the realisation of a vision of our ancestors, an expression of independence and a signal of the region’s coming of age. The latter two sessions focused on solutions that have been implemented in various jurisdictions and the lessons learned from these, as well as the needs that have become apparent in addressing the uncertainty that lies ahead. Participants benefited from hearing measures that have been implemented in other jurisdictions, such as those enabling the conduct of trials in Magistrates’ or Parish courts. In its Original Jurisdiction, the CCJ is critical to the CSME and all 12 Member States which belong to the CSME (including their citizens, businesses, and governments) can access the Court’s Original Jurisdiction to protect their rights under the RTCIn its Appellate Jurisdiction, the CCJ is the final court of appeal for criminal and civil matters for those countries in the Caribbean that alter their national Constitutions to enable the CCJ to perform that role. Oct 16, 2020 The meeting served as a significant first step in combining ideas and efforts across the Caribbean to meet the needs of those working in the justice sector and those seeking to avail themselves of its services. Going forward, the CCJ intends to continue working with its partners and the stakeholders in each of these jurisdictions to ensure that we are all stronger and better positioned to serve our constituents, even when COVID-19 is in our rear view. You may be interested in… The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) was inaugurated in Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on 16 April 2005 and presently has a Bench of seven judges presided over by CCJ President, the Honourable Mr Justice Adrian Saunders. The CCJ has an Original and an Appellate Jurisdiction and is effectively, therefore, two courts in one. In its Original Jurisdiction, it is an international court with exclusive jurisdiction to interpret and apply the rules set out in the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC) and to decide disputes arising under it. The RTC established the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). St. Lucia records more cases of COVID About the Caribbean Court of Justice
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Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (Navios Acquisition) has received the Nave Titan, a new building MR2 product tanker vessel of 49,999 dwt. The vessel was delivered on June 10, 2013 from Dae Sun Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd., South Korean.Vessel Particulars:LOA (m) / 183.0Draft (m) / 13.076Beam (m) / 32.242Cubic Capacity @ 98% incl slops 52,593 cbmVessel Type MR2 Chemical/Product TankerClass / NKKEstablished in 1945, Dae Sun Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd. has since played an important role in the medium shipbuilding industry in Korea. Situated at the center of the port of Busan, which provides optimum geographical advantages the shipyard has built over 480 ships of various types.[mappress]Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, June 13, 2013
Norwegian oil company has appointed Peter Hutton as senior vice president CFO investor relations and will report to chief financial officer Torgrim Reitan.Hutton is currently director of oil and gas research in RBC Capital Markets London, and has broad international experience from the oil and gas industry. He has spent 12 years in the oil and gas industry and 16 years within the financial industry.Hutton holds a master of arts degree in modern history from the University of Oxford, UK and a diploma in international politics and the Middle East from Birkbeck College, UK. He will take on the role from 1 January 2015.
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Police have arrested the mental health advocate of Moors murderer Ian Brady following her disclosure that he gave her a letter that may reveal the whereabouts of a child’s body missing since 1964. Jackie Powell, 49, was arrested this morning on suspicion of preventing the burial of a body, but has now been bailed pending further enquiries. Police seized papers from Powell’s South Wales home after she told the makers of a TV documentary that Brady had given her letters to be opened after his death. One of these letters is addressed to Winnie Johnson, mother of Keith Bennett. The child was 12 years old when abducted on 16 June 1964; his body, alone among the five victims of the Moors murderers, has never been found. Powell told the documentary makers that the letter could contain ‘the means to her [Bennett’s mother] possibly being able to rest’. Greater Manchester Police said that they do not have any new information about the location of Bennett’s body. Ian Brady and his accomplice Myra Hindley abducted and murdered five children between 1963 and 1965, burying their bodies on Saddleworth Moor near Manchester. Four of the bodies have been recovered, but Brady has consistently refused to reveal where Bennett was buried. Since April 2009, statutory access to independent mental health advocates has been available to patients, such as Brady, detained under the Mental Health Act 2007. Their role is to help patients understand and exercise their legal rights, express their thoughts and to support them at interviews. They are not lawyers, despite the word ‘advocate’ in their job title, and so are not subject to legal privilege. Even if they were lawyers, in a case as serious as this, privilege would have been waived and they should have told police about Brady’s letter. Speaking to the Radio Four Today programme this morning, Law Society President Lucy Scott-Moncrieff said that mental health advocates ‘are not lawyers and privilege does not apply here’.
Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia hosts top U.S. diplomat on East Africa tour French President Emmanuel Macron waves as German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves the Elysee Presidential Palace after their meeting on February 27, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images) French President Emmanuel Macron has touched down in Djibouti as he kicks off his tour of East Africa that will also see him visit Ethiopia and Kenya.French President Emmanuel Macron waves as German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves the Elysee Presidential Palace after their meeting on February 27, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)The French leader sought to reassert the importance of France in its former colony, with Paris increasingly fearing China’s role in Africa as it expands economic and military influence across the continent.Djibouti, strategically located at the southern entrance to the Red Sea on the route to the Suez Canal, hosts France’s largest naval base on the continent and is home to some 1,400 personnel used to train African troops as well as to monitor the Horn of Africa and Yemen.While it was seen as a vital outpost in the past, French administrations have disregarded it in recent years with Macron only the second French leader to visit the East African country in the last 20 years.“France considered Djibouti for too long to be a territory that was won,” said a senior French diplomat based in the region.Those comments echoed President Ismail Omar Guelleh’s public criticism in 2015 accusing France – from which it gained independence in 1977 – of abandoning Djibouti and investing very little in that nation.Related French President Macron begins first Africa tour Talk Africa: Africa’s French connection
Comtech Xicom Technology has launched a new 1250-Watt power amplifier for Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) satellite communications (SATCOM) uplink applications – the XTD-1250DBSHE.The new traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) joins Comtech Xicom Technology’s highly-efficient product line and represents the best technology available to the DBS SATCOM market. The XTD-1250DBSHE is a high efficiency, 1250-Watt power amplifier in the same package as the traditional 750-Watt power amplifier. This new DBS-band TWTA provides the user with 525-Watts of linear power for Direct-to-Home (DTH) SATCOM in a compact, ruggedized package designed for high reliability outdoor applications.Hardware, test data and additional information will be available to system integrators by visiting Comtech Xicom Technology representatives in Booth 313, at SATELLITE 2018, March 13-15, in Washington, DC. Click here to learn more about this product.
UWF Men’s Basketball Drops Non-Conference Game at Flagler, 85-80 Feb. 14, 2008 Box Score ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The West Florida Men’s Basketball team traveled to St. Augustine, Florida for a Valentines day match up with Flagler College. With both teams shooting well, the three point shot was the key to the game. West Florida is one of the top three point shooting teams in the Gulf South Conference and connected on eight three pointers, but the Saints connected on 13 long range shots to rally past the Argos.The Saints Lyndon Merthie scored a game-high 18 points coming off the bench to help Flagler College rally past West Florida, 85-80 in a non-conference men’s basketball game Thursday night at Flagler Gym. Flagler won its seventh consecutive game and raised its record to 19-5 on the year. The Saints have also won 11 straight at home and are 12-1 with one more home contest. The Argos had their two-game win streak snapped and fell to 13-10.West Florida led by as many as 15 points, at 62-47 with 13:52 left in regulation, but Flagler countered with a 29-8 run to wipe out the deficit and take a six-point lead (74-68) with 3:33 left. The hot shooting Argonauts were hitting at a 55.8% clip until the run, in which they only connected on 3-of-11 shooting during the run and turned the ball over seven times. Back to back three pointers for Flagler at the four minute mark gave the Saints a 71-68 lead and they never trailed again. Ryan Henry got West Florida back to within a point, 79-78 with 36 seconds left, but the Argos couldn’t get any closer.Flagler went to the free throw line on the next two possessions and made three free throws to push the lead to 82-78 with 27 seconds left. After a layup by Charles Bouie cut the lead to 82-80, Bryan Borstelmann was fouled and made the first free, but missed the second and then corralled the offensive board only to get fouled again. With 13 seconds left, Borstelmann made both free throws to put the game out of reach.All five starters for the Argonauts finished in double figures. Josh Jackson led the way with 16 points to go along with five assists and four rebounds. Deondre Boynton added 15 points and five assists while Henry tallied 14 points and six rebounds. Kenny Holmes chipped in with 12 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Bouie finished with 12 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots.Flagler held a 16-7 advantage in second chance points and a 17-10 advantage in points off turnovers. West Florida out-scored Flagler 40-20 in the paint. However, the Saints outscored the Argos 39-24 from behind the arc. West Florida will travel to Florence, Alabama next Monday to resume conference play. The Argos have won two straight conference games, and three of the last four, and are right in the thick of the conference standings with four games to play. Print Friendly Version Share
Michalak, a native of Halle, Germany, won five national championships in her two years in the pool at UWF and was named the 2016-17 CSCAA National Swimmer of the Year this season after winning all four of her individual events at the NCAA Championships. In addition to those titles, Michalak owns the NCAA DII record in the 100 Free (48.44), 100 Breast (59.51) and 100 Fly (52.33), which she set at this year’s national meet. The senior is a 14-time All-American, a total that ranks her second in UWF history, and she holds the West Florida record in eight events. From the top 30, the selection committee determines the top three honorees from each division and announces the nine finalists in September. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics then chooses the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year from those nine. Michalak has also been named the New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference Swimmer of the Year in each of the last two years, and she was the DII Honda Athlete of the Year for Swimming and Diving. Next, conferences will select up to two conference nominees each from the pool of school nominees. The Woman of the Year selection committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will then choose the top 30 honorees — 10 from each division. NCAA RELEASE The top 30 honorees will be recognized and the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced at the annual award ceremony Oct. 22 in Indianapolis. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – University of West Florida swimmer Theresa Michalak has been nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, announced by the NCAA. Established in 1991 and now in its 27th year, the NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Version