The St. Lucian Parliament has given approval for the country to have the Caribbean Court of Justice as its final appellate court, replacing the London-based Privy Council.
All 13 government legislators who were present when the vote was taken supported the motion.
The government needed a three-fourth special majority of the 17 member Parliament to amend the Constitution through the 'Constitution of St. Lucia Amendment Bill 2023'.
The requirement was met when all 13 government members voted in support of the motion that had been tabled by Prime Minister Phillip J Pierre.
The CCJ is based in Trinidad & Tobago.
Jamaica is yet to join appellate division of the court, which was established on February 14, 2001.
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