Representatives from several Caricom states have endorsed the move by Antigua and Barbuda to migrate away from the Privy Council to the Caribbean Court of Justice.
Among the officials lending their support to the twin island state was Bahamas Ambassador to Caricom, Picewell Forbes who said that the region has long enough suffered with our Caribbean identity and this move is a step in the right direction.
Barbados Ambassador to Caricom, Robert Morris said that this is an important step for Antigua and Barbuda towards achieving independence within the Caribbean region.
Ambassador Morris also commended the work being done by Chairman of the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) Ambassador Dr Clarence Henry.
Describing the move to the CCJ as long overdue, Grenada’s Minister of Economic Development, Trade, Planning and Cooperatives, Oliver Joseph also encouraged Antigua and Barbuda to go forward with this historic move.