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Keep the Privy Council

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2015 | 12:41 PM


Jamaica should keep the British Privy Council and reject the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court of appeal.

There are two good reasons to keep the Privy Council. First, the lawyers of the Caribbean region will continue to benefit from participating in deliberations with other world-class legal minds.

Second is the fear that the CCJ will use its power to legislate from the bench and so the will of the voters would be ignored. To reject the Privy Council is akin to throwing out the baby with the bath water.

Glen George Wilson

Springfield, St Elizabeth