1999 – Trinidad and Tobago announced its plans to house the CCJ in Port of Spain, and the Heads of Government approved the Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice

Prime Minister Panday announced that the Government of Trinidad and Tobago had identified a site to house the Court which is expected to become operational in the near future.
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Heads of Government approved the Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice. They mandated the establishment of a Preparatory Committee comprising the Attorneys General of Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago, assisted by Chief Parliamentary Counsels and Supreme Court Registrars, and representatives of the Council of Legal Education and the CARICOM Secretariat. The Preparatory Committee is charged with the responsibility of developing and implementing a programme of public education within the Caribbean Community, and making appropriate arrangements for the inauguration of the Caribbean Court of Justice prior to the establishment of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy.

Communiqué issued at the conclusion of the Twentieth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (July 1999)

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