St Lucia Chamber of Commerce Hosts Power Breakfast The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)
February 20, 2024
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The St Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture is pleased to present the next installment of its acclaimed "Power Breakfast Series" titled "The Original Jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice and the Private Sector." This event, in collaboration with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), aims to enhance awareness and understanding of the CCJ's Original Jurisdiction among the business community.


The Caribbean Court of Justice has embarked on a comprehensive training and sensitization series, supported by the European Development Fund (EDF). The initiative, previously launched in Belize in November 2022 and successfully continued in various jurisdictions, is designed to foster greater awareness of the CCJ's Original Jurisdiction.


The Power Breakfast, hosted bythe Chamber, aims to sensitize the Business Community on the Fundamental Rightsand Benefits under the Core Regimes of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy(CSME), such as the Free Movement of Goods, Right of Establishment, Free Provisionof Services, Free Movement of Capital, and Free Movement of Community Nationals.Special emphasis will be placed on the role of private persons in bringing acase to the CCJ and the unique features of accessing the Original Jurisdiction.


The CCJ's statistics reveal a lowutilization of the Original Jurisdiction since its inception in 2005, withapproximately 33 cases. The CCJ and the Chamber believe that increasedawareness and understanding of the Original Jurisdiction are crucial for thecivil/business community. It is an opportunity to gain insights into theCourt's role in protecting rights under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy.


Scheduled for Tuesday, 20thFebruary 2024, from 8:00 am to 10:30 am, the Chamber event will take place atthe Palmville Conference Room, Coco Palm. Members can attend at a cost of $200,while non-members are welcome at $250. To register, contact the Chamber secretariatat 452-3165 or visit


The St Lucia Chamber of Commercelooks forward to the active participation of its members and the broaderbusiness community in this valuable seminar.

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