October 17, 2006

PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS

PRELIMINARY QUESTIONNAIRE

As you know, I am currently undertaking a research on the Caribbean Court of Justice .
I am therefore seeking your kind assistance with this process.
Please share the information with your family and friends, so that they too can join in the discussion.
Kindly answer the following questions and submit your response to: deidrepowell@btinternet.com or you may just click on the COMMENTS section below and place your answers.

THANKS MUCH FOR YOUR KIND PARTICIPATION!


NAME: ( optional)

PARISH/ CITY:

COUNTRY:
…………………………………………………………………………

1. Do you support the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)?
a. Yes b. No. c. It doesn’t matter to me.
d. I have never heard of the CCJ

2. If your answer is “It doesn’t matter to me”, why do you say that?


3. If yes, what is your main reason ( chose 1)
a. Symbol of true independence
b. Death penalty issue (Pro - death penalty)
c. Concern for regional integration
d. Development of Caribbean jurisprudence (law)
e. The high cost of Appeals to the Privy Council
f. The judges of the Privy Council do not understand our culture
g. Other ( please state)

4. If no, what is your main reason (chose 1)
a. The cost of establishment and maintenance of the Court is too much.
b. The judges of the Privy Council would render better decisions.
c. The judges in the Caribbean would be biased and could be bribed.
d. The politicians would unduly influence the decisions of the court.
e. Against the death penalty
f. Other ( please state)

5 . Have you ever heard of the “CSME” ?
a. Yes b. No


6. If you have heard of the “ CSME” what does it mean?



7. What effect do you think the CCJ will have on trade in the region ?
a. Increased trade between the islands
b. Increased foreign investment to the region
c. Decreased trade between the islands
d. Decreased trade investments to the region
e. No effect

GENERAL COMMENTS



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Thanks much for your co-operation.

DEIDRE S. POWELL

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

NAME: ( optional)
PARISH/ CITY: ST ELIZABETH
COUNTRY:
1. Do you support the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)? Yes
2. If yes, what is your main reason ( chose 1)
a. Symbol of true independence
4. Have you ever heard of the “CSME” ? No
6. What effect do you think the CCJ will have on trade in the region - No effect

GOOD LUCK IN YOUR RESEARCH!

X said...

COUNTRY:USA ( Jamaican born)
1. Do you support the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)? Yes
2. If yes, what is your main reason ( chose 1)
c. Concern for regional integration
4. Have you ever heard of the “CSME” ? No
6. What effect do you think the CCJ will have on trade in the region - No effect

X

Anonymous said...

Parish: Kingston

Country:

Do you support the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ

Answer: it dose'nt matter to me, because i don't have a clue what it is all about.


Have you ever heard of the “CSME”

Answer: NO

Anonymous said...

COUNTRY: England (Jamaican born)

Do you support the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)?

Ans: NO, i really don't know what it is about other than it being a court.


Have you ever heard of the “CSME”

Ans: NO


What effect do you think the CCJ will have on trade in the region

Ans: No effect

Glen P said...

Glen P.

PARISH/ CITY: St. Andrew

COUNTRY: Jamaica


1.Do you support the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)? No
3.If no, what is your main reason (chose 1)
d. The politicians would unduly influence the decisions of the court.

4.Have you ever heard of the "CSME" ? YES
5.If you have heard of the " CSME" what does it mean?

6. What effect do you think the CCJ will have on trade in the region
a. Increased trade between the islands.

GENERAL COMMENTS
1) Question 3 ( d) should read 'The politicians COULD unduly......'

G.B. said...

PARISH/ CITY: ST ELIZABETH
COUNTRY: JA
1. Do you support the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)? Yes
2. If yes, what is your main reason ( chose 1)
a. Symbol of true independence
4. Have you ever heard of the “CSME” ? Yes
Have you ever heard of the “CSME” ?

ΓΌ a. Yes b. No

5. If you have heard of the “ CSME” what does it mean?
It will give opportunities for one to get a specialized job in any country of his choice

6. What effect do you think the CCJ will have on trade in the region - No effect

GENERAL COMMENTS

The CCJ, I believe will help to speed up the Justice system. It takes too much of a long time to go through the Privy Council.

I am one who supports the CSME as goods and services will flow easier. It might encourage one to take his job more seriously and so give better service.

Del P said...

NAME: Del. P.
PARISH/ CITY: Kingston
COUNTRY: Jahmekya


1. Do you support the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)? Yes
4. Have you ever heard of the "CSME" ?
Yes

5. If you have heard of the " CSME" what does it mean?
COME SEE ME ESPECIALLY or Caricom/Caribbean Single Market and Economy (wan a dem!)(smile)



6. What effect do you think the CCJ will have on trade in the region :
a. Increased trade between the islands

b. Increased foreign investment to the region

Phenomenal Woman said...

Thanks to everyone who have submitted their views.

Please remember to forward the link to others so that we can increase the discussion and share our views.

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Thanks again.

Kindest regards,
Deidre

Sue said...

COUNTRY: UK ( Jamaican born)

1. Do you support the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)? Yes
2. If yes, what is your main reason?
a. Symbol of true independence
4. Have you ever heard of the “CSME” ? Yes 5. If you have heard of the " CSME" what does it mean? Caribbean Single Market Economy
6. What effect do you think the CCJ will have on trade in the region - No effect

Anonymous said...

1. Do you support the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)?
a. Yes

2. If yes, what is your main reason ( chose 1)
a. Symbol of true independence


4. Have you ever heard of the “CSME” ?
a. Yes
6. If you have heard of the “ CSME” what does it mean? Caribbean Single Market Economy

7. What effect do you think the CCJ will have on trade in the region ?
a. Increased trade between the islands

Anonymous said...

COUNTRY: JAMAICA
PARISH: ST. ANDREW
1. Do you support the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)? No
2. If no, what is your main reason?
Not enough cases to warrant it's establishment. That money could be spent on improving our current slow and inefficient legal system
4. Have you ever heard of the “CSME” ? Yes
5. If you have heard of the " CSME" what does it mean?
CARICOM Single Market Economy
6. What effect do you think the CCJ will have on trade in the region - No effect. We buy more than we produce and will continue to do so with or without CCJ or CSME!

Phenomenal Woman said...

I can't believe my friends and family!

I tell them vote for ASAFA and they all rush to the site to vote!

I ask their views about the CCJ and I only get a few responses!

This is great cause for concern! We are talking about an institution which could affect our LIFE and LIBERTY and yet, people are so disinterested!

I see this also when I bring up the issue of voting! Very few people care!

Why the indifference???

Anonymous said...

Re: "Would you believe more people were more concerned about voting for Asafa than they were about the CCJ???!!!"

Of course. Asafa and Sherone have not been politicized.....the CCJ has. PNP say's one thing whilst the JLP say's another thing. People are caring less about anything that our political parties say because they are considered to be dishonest.

Mich said...

COUNTRY : U.K (Jamaican Born)
1. Do you support the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)?
For me it is yes and no.
Yes, because there is a sense of independence, and NO because I doubt their true unbiased fairness

5 . Have you ever heard of the “CSME” ?
b. No

6. If you have heard of the “ CSME” what does it mean? N/A

7. What effect do you think the CCJ will have on trade in the region ?

e. No effect

GENERAL COMMENTS

I think the questions should be more openended. But i guess it is what you are looking to gather.

Good luck with the PhD.
Michelle

Jermaine Valentine said...

Name: Jermaine Valentine

Parish: Kingston

Do you support the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)? (No)


If no, what is your main reason
(Other) We have not been very effective in coming together in anything except maybe for UWI. And as usual our fragmentation is just going to be a waste of energy.

Have you ever heard of the “CSME”?
(Yes)

If you have heard of the “ CSME” what does it mean?
(Caribbean single market and economy)

What effect do you think the CCJ will have on trade in the region ?
(no effect)

Anonymous said...

Do you support the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)? Yes
2. If yes, what is your main reason ( chose 1)
a. Symbol of true independence
4. Have you ever heard of the “CSME” ? Yes
6. What effect do you think the CCJ will have on trade in the region -positive effect