Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders chosen as next CCJ President

first_img Jul 29, 2020 [su_box title=”The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)” style=”soft” box_color=”#54c0f0″]The CCJ was inaugurated on 16 April, 2005 in Trinidad and Tobago where it is headquartered. Its central role is providing legal certainty to the operations of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). It is structured to have two jurisdictions – an original and an appellate. In its original jurisdiction it ensures uniform interpretation and application of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, thereby underpinning and advancing the CARICOM Single Market and Economy. As the final court of appeal for Member States of the Caribbean Community it fosters the development of an indigenous Caribbean jurisprudence[/su_box] Mr. Justice Saunders is Chairman of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO). He is also the Course Director of the Halifax-based Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute. Mr. Justice Saunders has also co-authored the book, Fundamentals of Caribbean Constitutional Law. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill) in 1975 and the Legal Education Certificate of the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago in 1977. He was called to the Bar of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in that same year. Mr. Justice Saunders remained in private practice as a barrister and solicitor from 1977 until 1996 when he was appointed as a Judge of the E. In 2003, he was confirmed as a Justice of Appeal of the ECSC and one year later he was appointed to act as Chief Justice of that Court. Mr. Justice Saunders was appointed a Judge of the CCJ in 2005. (CCJ Press Release) Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CDB hails Arthur as Steadfast, Passionate Defender of… Jul 2, 2020 You may be interested in… Jul 9, 2020 CCJ to Rule on Guyana Opposition Appeal Next Week CCJ Doors Closed Due to COVID-19, E-Filing, Library Queries… CCJ’S new President to be honoured with special sitting(Caribbean Court of Justice Press Release) Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will be honoured with the first of two Special Sittings of the Court. The first Special Sitting will be held on Friday, 13 July, 2018, at…July 12, 2018In “CARICOM”Special Sitting highlights CCJ’S successes, new presidentPort-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 13 July, 2018 (Caribbean Court of Justice Press Release) In what was noted by a few speakers as being held on an interesting date, the Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice(CCJ), was honoured at a Special Sitting of the Court…July 13, 2018In “CARICOM”Change in Leadership at the CCJ on 4 JulyPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean Court of Justice Press Release) On July 4th, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will see a change in leadership from the Rt. Hon. Sir Dennis Byron to the CCJ’s 3rd President, the Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders. The transition will take place as…July 3, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Mar 31, 2020 Port 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 Haiti from February 26-27, 2018, acting on the nomination of the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission (RJLSC). The RJLSC had selected Mr. Justice Saunders after a competitive merit-based process. Sir Dennis Byron CCJ Rules Guyana Court of Appeal’s Judgement, Chief… President of the CCJ, the Right Honourable Sir Dennis Byron, said, “Justice Saunders’ appointment to be the incoming President of the Court has been greeted with pleasure by the entire Bench of the Court. He has served with distinction and has exhibited qualities of excellence, sharp intellect, strong moral values, leadership skills and encyclopaedic knowledge for the law tempered by things Caribbean”.last_img read more

Tracey Joubert Named To Cooper Tire Board Of Directors

first_imgDeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  The board of directors of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Tracey Joubert a director of the company effective immediately.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementJoubert is chief financial officer (CFO) of Molson Coors Brewing Co., a leading global brewer with iconic global and national brands such as Coors Light, Miller Lite, Carling and Staropramen, as well as leading craft beers including Sharp’s Doom Bar, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, and Blue Moon. She was named CFO of Molson Coors in 2016 after serving as executive vice president and CFO of MillerCoors since 2012. Previously, she served in a variety of increasingly responsible finance leadership roles for MillerCoors since 2003. Prior to joining MillerCoors, Joubert served in key financial roles over five years with South African Breweries (SAB) Ltd., and earlier in her career, was with Barloworld Ltd. and KPMG in South Africa.Cooper Board Chairman Thomas Capo said, “Tracey is a global leader with deep financial and business acumen. She possesses international corporate finance expertise as well as vast experience within consumer products, which will be invaluable as Cooper focuses on winning with consumers and customers. In addition, she has a strong background in joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. We are pleased to welcome Tracey to our board and look forward to her insights.”Born and raised in South Africa, Joubert holds bachelor’s degrees in commerce and accounting from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She serves on the board of directors of MillerCoors and Coors Brewing Co., subsidiaries of Molson Coors, and on the board of trustees for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more

Kneeland Leading Perfect Pierson

first_imgKatie Kneeland could be called above average.The senior shooting guard for Pierson/Bridgehampton/Shelter Island powered her way to a game-high 24 points, upping her points per game average to 19, in the Whalers’ 61-38 win over Port Jefferson January 25. She also recorded 10 rebounds to help keep her team remain undefeated in League VI. Chastin Giles chipped in 16 points and 11 assists and Celia Barranco rounded out the double-digit point scorers with 10.One loss behind its rival is Mattituck, which used a 48-34 win over Smithtown Christian Friday to keep the team in the hunt for the league title. Jaden Thompson had 13 points, 11 rebounds, and five steals, and Julie Seifert added nine points and 11 rebounds. Sarah Santacroce and Mackenzie Hoeg finished with nine points apiece. Going off wins and losses, both teams have an easy road ahead leading to the final match of the season, where the two teams will face off one last time before playoffs. If Mattituck wins out, the Tuckers will share a piece of the league title.First, Mattituck will have to go through Adrine Demirciyan and her Greenport/Southold team. While the Porters’ record is just under .500 at 5-6, Demirciyan, who comes in just outside of the top 10 scoring leaders in Suffolk, will pose a threat. And, she’s just a freshman. Ranking 12th with 16 points per game, Demirciyan also had an above-average performance, scoring a game-high 24 points and coming up with seven assists in her team’s 62-53 win over Smithtown Christian January 23.Ranked higher than Demirciyan and Kneeland (seventh in standings) on the points-per-game leaderboard is Westhampton Beach’s Belle Smith. The senior ranks fifth with 21.1 points per game off 107 field goals, 15 three-pointers, and 37 field goals. She’s driven her team to win after win this season, but the Hurricanes have come up short in three straight games to blemish their once-perfect League V record.It started with a 59-56 loss to undefeated Elwood-John Glenn January 10, which is led by Suffolk’s second leading scorer, Alyssa Adomaites (27.4 points per game, just under Lauren Hansen of Ward Melville’s 27.6). Then, Westhampton lost a 49-44 game to Sayville January 15, which bumped the Hurricanes down to third in the standings tied with Mt. Sinai. Westhampton traveled to Mt. Sinai January 28 looking to move up for a prime playoff position, but results were not available by press time. Westhampton dropped a one-point road game to 7-7 Shoreham-Wading River January 18, 39-38, which proved costly as the team slipped further down the league leaderboard. Across the losses, Smith came out just above average, with 21.7 points per game. She recorded 26 off 10 field goals and two threes in the loss to Sharelast_img read more

Fear In Montauk’s Latino Community

first_imgAt a gathering prompted by anger over the death of a Colombian man who was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver October 30, East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Councilwoman Sylvia Overby met with Montauk Latino community members at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk Tuesday evening, December 3.The meeting, which was arranged by Organización Latino Americana’s Eastern Long Island branch and lasted over 90 minutes, covered an array of subjects, starting with what some see as bias at the town’s justice court.Van Scoyoc and Overby pledged to the audience of about 20 that they would work on improving communication between the town board and the Latino community. “We are here to listen,” Overby said.The meeting was held at St. Therese’s Parish Center and not at Town Hall because of fear in the immigrant Latino community of being exposed in a public place, several participants that night said. They also said that that the palpable fear in the community suppressed that evening’s turnout. Holding future meetings at the Montauk School was briefly discussed, but it was clear that those present felt much more at ease on church property, as opposed to the public school.That fear, the town board members were told, is not just relegated to those who are in the country without legal documentation. Even immigrants who have since become citizens feel intimidated. One woman said, in Spanish, “Many people, members of our community, were invited today. We heard that they weren’t coming because they thought the authorities were going to be here. That is how you can see clearly the fear in our community. It is in our houses. Our homes. Our children. The fear of what could happen to us, especially as immigrants. They are afraid.” Ana Kestler was the court-certified translator.That only two members of the town board attended the meeting was done a specific reason: If three of the five members of the board attended, it would have made for a quorum, and the meeting would have become an official town board meeting, requiring the presence of a town attorney and the town clerk, as well as the recording of speakers’ names.The goal on December 3 was something much more informal.“We reached out to the town board,” said Minerva Perez, the executive director of the OLA’s Eastern Long Island chapter. “There were a lot of questions and concerns about the death of John James.”John James Usma-Quintero, 28, was riding his bicycle on the northbound shoulder of Flamingo Road, up the long, steep hill shortly after sunset October 30 when he was struck and killed by an allegedly drunk driver, Lisa Rooney, 30, of Montauk. Rooney’s 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup continued a couple hundred feet before it smashed into a guardrail near the crest of the hill, according to the police. Rooney, who isthe daughter of state supreme court justice Bruna DiBiase, is due back in East Hampton Town Justice Court Wednesday, December 11, after spending a month in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.“Her parents are very important people. That is what the community is thinking,” said Carlos, who only gave his first name. “Many Americans who were born here told me if that happened to them and they were the ones driving, they would still be in jail.” He asked the supervisor, “What have you done about this case? What exactly do you know about this case?”Van Scoyoc explained that Police Chief Michael Sarlo could not attend to explain the details because the case is still under investigation. He said it is likely going to take time, months, maybe longer, before any upgraded charges can be brought, if warranted.It was Rooney’s release from custody on October 31 on $1000 bail that angered many in the community, and in the room, December 3.One speaker said he understood East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana’s reasoning behind setting the $1000 amount. Rana was doing so because setting bail at any amount will soon be eliminated in all alleged drunken driving cases in New York state. Still, he said, it seemed unfair. Another speaker said that the low bail amount caused members of the Latino community to look back at past bail practices in East Hampton Town Justice Court, in which bail was set at $8000 or $10,000 on Latinos in DWI cases where there were no injuries reported.One man said, “We trust the police officers here. It took a while to build that bridge because we came from a society in Latin America where we did not trust our police officers. They really became a community that we trust. We like them. We don’t doubt them. But with the court, it is unbelievable. It’s so sad. What happened?”He continued: “We feel like Montauk, East Hampton, is our town. Why this case is so important is that somehow, we must trust. For an immigrant to go face a judge, even for a parking ticket, is very, very intimidating. Facing a judge when you feel that there is a little [bit] of racism is terrifying. That is why this case is so important. What are we going to do? How are we going to regain trust in our court?”The idea of the community meeting with the two town justices, Steven Tekulsky and Lisa Rana was advanced, but Van Scoyoc cautioned that, because they are part of the judicial branch of local government, there would be many matters on which they would not be able to comment.Van Scoyoc said that back in 2014-2015, a Latino advisory committee had been set up to improve communication between the Latino community and the town board. It ended in 2016, after the presidential election.The supervisor encouraged community members to reach out to him and other board members. He said his door is always open.Those words were good news to Adriana Cardona, a 30-year Montauk resident. She told the board members, “I think the first step towards getting better at communicating with each other is that — letting us know. I had no idea that you can make an appointment to talk to you or to talk to any other board member. That’s the first step: to let the Latino community know that that we can reach out to you if we need to. Communicate with you. I didn’t know that. I think a lot of people didn’t know that.”Overby told Cardona, “Well, you’re the messenger.” Other serious issues were broached, including wage theft from immigrants and rental exploitation. But it was Usma-Quintero’s death that was the main topic. Cardona said, as the meeting broke up, that when Rooney’s November court date was adjourned because Rooney was in rehab, no one notified the victim’s family. “It all adds up to the feeling of not being fair.” Sharelast_img read more

GAZ-SYSTEM, Avrio Media Enter into Gas Transmission Agreement (Poland)

first_imgGAZ-SYSTEM entered into a gas transmission agreement with Avrio Media, which specialises in the distribution of gas for retail and industrial recipients located in western and central parts of Poland.Avrio Media, which has been operating in the market since 2003, is a member to the engineering and technical holding of Eteron Sp. z o.o. providing services, without limitation, in telecommunications, energy, IT, real estate and gas industries. In the gas distribution segment, Avrio Media is responsible for the supply of gas in the Wielkopolskie Voivodeship and plans to expand its concession with further areas in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Lubuskie and Dolnośląskie Voivodeships. Thanks to skills it develops and its gas system management efficiency, the company has been appointed Distribution System Operator by the Energy Regulatory Office and obtained a concession for gas trading till 2025.“The continuously developing gas market creates new growth opportunities to our company. Avrio Media’s strategy includes the company’s active participation in transactions in the gas exchange in order to acquire raw material for our recipients. It is also possible that we will acquire gas in the neighbouring more competitive markets. Such a business model based on the master transmission agreement with GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. enables us, on the one hand, to respond to our recipients’ needs in a more flexible manner and, on the other hand, use our gas trading and distribution skills. This directly contributes to the growth of our competitiveness and position in the gas market in Poland,” states Adrian Dekert, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Avrio Media.As a part of the contract model suggested in the Transmission Network Code, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. signs master transmission agreements which are supplemented with the allocation of a specific capacity rate and transmission capacity. This model helps to flexibly react to and fulfil transmission needs of GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.’s clients on the basis of the entry-exit tariff.[mappress]LNG World News Staff, January 02, 2014; Image: GAZ-SYSTEMlast_img read more

Diving Ops to Start at Kentish Flats Extension

first_imgVattenfall has advised that the vessel Terramare 1 will be carrying out diving operations on the Kentish Flats Extension Offshore Wind Farm.The diving is programed to start 26th March 2015 and last for 1 week weather depending.The vessel will require an exclusion zone of 500 meters.In February 2013 Vattenfall was granted consent to extend the existing Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm.The Kentish Flats Extension (KFE) will be built on the southern side of the Outer Thames Estuary, immediately adjacent to the Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm, with the site boundaries adjoining the west and south, The extension will cover an area of approximately 7.8km² and will be constructed more than 7km from the shore.KFE will have a maximum capacity of 49.5MW and will comprise of 15 turbines. The extension itself will be capable of generating up to 173,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean electricity every year, which is equivalent to the total annual electricity needs of up to 35,000 UK households.last_img read more

AirBridgeCargo Airlines takes the honours at Frankfurt

first_imgIt is the second year in a row that ABC has been recognized as the leading carrier handled by Fraport in terms of volume. In the first 11 months of 2010, AirBridgeCargo, the scheduled cargo airline of Volga-Dnepr Group, saw its freight tonnage at Frankfurt increase to nearly 103,000 tonnes compared to just below 70,000 tonnes for the same period of 2009.ABC has been a customer of Fraport since August 2008. In earning its place as the largest cargo carrier handled at Frankfurt by Fraport, ABC finished the period ahead of other leading airlines such as Air China, Cathay Pacific andEmirates. AirBridgeCargo was also acknowledged by Fraport as achieving the ‘Biggest Volume Increase 2010’.Winfried Hartmann, managing director of Fraport Cargo Services, said: “In a very strong market environment at Frankfurt, AirBridgeCargo has again proved to serve their customers in an outstandingly successful way. For the second year in a row, Fraport Cargo Services as the assigned handling company is delighted to honour AirBridgeCargo overall cargo volume performance for the year 2010 with a “Bembel”, the traditional local apple cider mug. After a very difficult year in 2009 we are very happy that together with ABC we could lay the foundation for such growth. The relationship between Fraport Cargo Services and AirBridgeCargo is a model for partnership and a common perspective for the future.”ABC operates Boeing 747-400 freighter services linking Frankfurt with Russia, other markets in Europe and China, Hong Kong and Japan.last_img read more

City firm claims machine-learning breakthrough

first_imgIn the latest breakthrough claim for artificial intelligence in law, a firm today announced what it says is the first successful test of predictive coding for document review in a full High Court trial. International firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) said it had achieved a successful outcome after a 12-day hearing in David Brown v BCA Trading Limited, in which relevant documents were identified with predictive coding.Predictive coding is a machine-learning technique for identifying relevant documents among very large collections of material. The system is trained by an expert lawyer reviewing a sample of documents, coding the points that would be relevant in disclosure. The artificial intelligence software identifies patterns to the codes and applies them to the complete archive, learning by iteration as it goes along. The initial sample might be 1,000 documents out of a total database of several million, Nick Pryor, BLP’s head of client technology said. This method of selecting relevant documents is well established in the US but relatively novel in England. It was first approved in early 2016, in a case where both sides agreed to rely on the technology. BLP says the BCA case was the first where the parties disagreed: the firm had to obtain a court order overruling the other party’s opposition to the technology. BLP was representing BCA Marketplace in an unfair prejudice claim brought by a minority shareholder in a business BCA had acquired. According to the firm, the judgement in the case relied heavily on documents which had been disclosed with predictive coding. ’Seeing the technology successfully deployed in a case and thoroughly tested during a 12-day High Court trial evidences its reliability and makes a compelling case for its use given the cost savings it offers,’ BLP said. Oliver Glynn-Jones, head of commercial dispute resolution, said: ’We are delighted with the successful outcome of this case, both as a positive outcome for a valued client and as evidence of how predictive coding can be deployed effectively during litigation. Now that the technology has been tested and proven at full trial, and demonstrated benefits in terms of cost and accuracy, we predict that it’s likely to become much more prevalent in commercial litigation.’last_img read more

Jamaica’s opposition party concerned about preparedness for upcoming tourist season

first_imgJLP’s spokesperson on tourism and cruise shipping, Shahine Robinson The main opposition Jamaica Labour Party(JLP), has voiced concern about the country’s state of preparedness for the upcoming winter tourism season, that begins on December 15.According to the JLP’s spokesperson on tourism and cruise shipping, Shahine Robinson, with a month to go before the official start of the winter tourist season, she is “gravely concerned”.“With the lackluster levels of growth we have had in the sector in recent times, a lot is riding on how Jamaica fares this time around, specifically as it relates to arrivals and earnings. “Industry experts and stakeholders in general know just how important it is to make an impression on visitors, particularly during the busiest period for the sector, by enhancing the look and feel of the product, as future vacation decisions are influenced by past personal experiences and the testimonials of others,” Robinson said.She added that there are no signs of product enhancement activities being pursued by the government.“It is of critical importance that the Government makes adequate financial resources available, particularly to the major resort towns, so that some meaningful and discernible product enhancement activities can get under way ahead of the upcoming winter tourist season.”In a release on Sunday, Robinson said Jamaica must distinguish itself in the marketplace as so many destinations offer sun, sand and sea. However,  Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeil believes the upcoming season will be beneficial to the country.In an address at the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) Tourism Trade Show , held in September, McNeil said over 60,000 new airline seats had been secured ahead of the 2015/2015 season.last_img read more

Reggae Boyz draw 2-2 with South Korea

first_imgJamaica’s Reggae Boyz secured a 2-2 draw against South Korea in their friendly match on Tuesday at Mardan Stadium in Antalya, Turkey.The match was South Korea’s second of three friendlies scheduled in Antalya, where their pre-World Cup training camp is located.The South Koreans, led by head coach Shin Tae-yong, defeated Moldova 1-0 last Saturday. Reggae Boyz scored firstOn Tuesday, the Reggae Boyz, ranked 55th in the latest FIFA rankings, achieved an early lead against the 59th ranked South Koreans when Dane Kelly took advantage of poor defensive work to fire a left-footed shot into the goals.Although trailing, South Korea took control of the match for the remainder of the first half but couldn’t find the back of the net.South Korea’s best chance came in the 28th when Lee Jae-sung’s header crashed into the post and three minute before that miss, Lee Chang-min’s right-footed shot went straight to goalkeeper Amal Knight.South Korea takes leadSouth Korea dominance finally paid off in the 55th minute when towering striker Kim Shin-wook met a Choi Chul-soon cross  to level the score. Seven minutes later, Kim Shin-wook headed down Jung Woo-young’s cross for a 2-1 lead.Jamaica equalizesJamaica, however, didn’t go down easily. In the 72nd minute, Maalique Foster unleashed a right-footed screamer from just outside the box that left goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu helpless.Second-half substitute Lee Seung-ki nearly gave South Korea a lead in the 84th, but his effort was blocked by a Jamaican defender in front of the net.South Korea are in Turkey fine-tuning their preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup this summer. South Korea are drawn with Germany, Mexico and Sweden in Group F at the World Cup in Russia.last_img read more