The Caribbean Community Administrative Tribunal (CCAT) took office on Monday with the purpose of being a regional forum for the final resolution of labor disputes.
Adrian Saunders, president of the Caribbean Court of Justice, swore in this city Patterson Cheltenham, as head of CCAT and the rest of the members of the institution Lisa M. Shoman, Westmin James, Dancia Penn and J. Emile Ferdinand.
CCAT will provide the staff members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and its institutions with legal mechanisms to avoid problems in the region in accordance with international administrative law.
Those elected shall serve for a period of four years, with consideration of the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission, equitable geographical distribution and appropriate gender balance.
The opening ceremony of the CCTA was hosted by the Caribbean Review Council in Barbados and follows up on the Thirtieth Inter-Sessional Meeting in St. Kitts and Nevis last February.