CCJ Issues Record Number Of Judgments In 2018
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 its Original and its Appellate Jurisdictions. This court term ends on Monday, the 17th of December and the Court’s last hearing for the year was a case from Barbados, heard on December 5th. This matter was the appeal of Mr. Renaldo Alleyne who was convicted of manslaughter after 6 young women died when the Campus Trendz Mall was firebombed during a robbery in 2010. Mr. Alleyne had been sentenced to six concurrent life sentences. The hearing was broadcast live, as are all the hearings from the Court.