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It is important that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), as the region’s premier judicial institution, plays a leading role in improving the legal systems, says newly appointed President Sir Dennis Byron. And he dismissed the argument that countries have to fix their individual legal systems first before going full speed ahead with the Trinidadian-based CCJ as their final appellate court. The CCJ president made that clear as he spoke at the Eminent Speakers’ Lecture of the UWI Law Society on the topic The CCJ And Its Integral Role In Development Of Caribbean Jurisprudence Wednesday night at the Law Faculty of UWI, Cave Hill Campus. Sir Dennis, who became the institution’s second president in its seven-year existence after replacing Justice Michael de la Bastide in September, said there had been issues raised over the need to sufficiently develop local institutions and infrastructure before implementing the CCJ. Read the full story in today's WEEKEND NATION.