BREAKING: St. Lucia’s Parliament votes to make CCJ its final appellate court


The St. Lucian Parliament has given approval for the country to have the Caribbean Court of Justice as its final appellate court, replacing the London-based Privy Council.

All 13 government legislators who were present when the vote was taken supported the motion.

The government needed a three-fourth special majority of the 17 member Parliament to amend the Constitution through the ‘Constitution of St. Lucia Amendment Bill 2023’.

The requirement was met when all 13 government members voted in support of the motion that had been tabled by Prime Minister Phillip J Pierre.

The CCJ is based in Trinidad & Tobago.


Jamaica is yet to join appellate division of the court, which was established on February 14, 2001.

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  1. Pearl “FOOTS” Quinn fooled Barbudans to stick with Privy Council and PC ruled AGAINST the BPM clowns 🤡

    • The Privy Council rule based on facts.

      It was the same Privy Council that made it possible for you to be able to print a statement/post.

      Your courts did not give you that opportunity.

      Swallow Dat.

    • @ Smh

      Boy that defeat from Pearl hurt you and Gaston so bad that you cannot get over it….y’all cannot stop talking about it. She really hurt you guys to the core.
      You will go to the grave with that DEFEAT on your mind.

      GET OVER IT MINION, bitterness increases the chance of you and GASTON getting a heart attack 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  2. St. Lucia just needed a three fourths of it’s parliamentarians to vote in favour of changing the existing Privy Council to the CCJ and with a resounding support in Parliament, that was easy. Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada all had unsuccessful referendums in the past on this matter. In most of these countries, you cannot change that provision in the constitution without a referendum and by the look of things, Antigua and Barbuda might not be going down that road anytime soon. If a referendum is held, a two third majority must be attained before any changes can occur. I honestly thought that the Caricom countries would have made this an agenda item and all countries vote together in a referendum on this item and not individually.

  3. Pearl Quinn Williams,you did an awesome presentation at the Perry Bay Center.
    On the matter of changing from the Privy Council to the CCJ. That should be left up to the people. Not a handful of Parliamentarians deciding for all of the people. Very good work by the people of Antigua and Barbuda. You followed the Constitution and voted the CCJ down in favor of staying with the Privy Council. In St Lucia,the People had no say into this matter that could affect them tremendously into the future.

  4. How lucky are they, that their Constotution doesn’t demand a Referendum. Since our requires a referendum, I don’t believe we will ever get there. We make a political football over any and everything. Even if it is in our best interest. Congratulation St. Lucians. You are on the right track. The Appellate Court will now be affordable and reachable to the very poor as well.

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