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Pilgrim hails CCJ ruling that set murder convicts free

Pilgrim hails CCJ ruling that set murder convicts free

One of this island’s leading defence attorneys expects that more of the guilty will be convicted and the innocent will go free as a result of a recent ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which ordered the release of two convicted Barbadian killers. Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim, who represented Vincent Edwards and Richard […]

Judgment reserved in police promotions case

Judgment reserved in police promotions case

The Court of Appeal Thursday reserved judgment in the case of 14 police officers who are claiming that were bypassed for promotions within the Royal Barbados Police Force five years ago. However, even as the panel of judges led by Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson weigh their decision, the lawmen’s attorney is already recommending how they […]

UPDATE: PM takes on Comissiong

UPDATE: PM takes on Comissiong

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is fighting back against social activist David Comissiong’s move to stop the controversial construction of the US$100 million Hyatt Centric hotel on Bay Street. Comissiong, meantime, has done some counterpunching of his own in response to a member of Stuart’s Cabinet referring to him as “an enemy of the state”. Stuart, […]

Suspended!

Suspended!

A 41-year-old female attorney-at-law was Tuesday suspended from practising law in Barbados for 18 months, after she was found guilty of professional misconduct. Tuesday, the Court of Appeal handed down the decision against Allison Helen Alexander-Lovell of No. 140 Breezy Hill, Halton, St Philip, who was released on $50,000 bail with two sureties in March last […]

Stuart fights back against Comissiong

Stuart fights back against Comissiong

The minister responsible for Town & Country Planning, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is fighting back against social activist David Comissiong who wants a judicial review of the permission granted to businessman Mark Maloney to build the US$100 million Hyatt Centric Resort on Bay Street, The City. The Prime Minister is challenging Comissiong’s application for the […]

Police officer accused of two counts of fraud

Police officer accused of two counts of fraud

A 50-year-old police officer has been formally charged with two counts of fraud. Station Sergeant Cecil Taylor of 7th Avenue, West Terrace, St James appeared before Magistrate Christopher Birch in the St Matthias Magistrates’ Court today where he was not required to plea to the indictable offences, which allegedly occurred on January 30th this year. Taylor, who […]

Judiciary gets draft gender equality protocol

Judiciary gets draft gender equality protocol

Barbados has taken a major step towards ensuring gender equality in the judicial system, through the development of a draft gender equality protocol for magistrates and judges. The document, the first of its kind within the Caribbean Community, will support the judiciary in using gender analysis to ensure that both women and men have equal […]

Digital justice

Digital justice

The St Matthias Magistrates’ Court is going digital with the receipt Wednesday of Liberty Court Recording Software from the United States (US) embassy. The new digital audio/video recording programme, which comes at a time when the authorities have been complaining about a backlog of cases, is expected to improve the recording of court hearings, expedite hearings, […]

Byer-Sukoo: Sexual harassment laws coming

Byer-Sukoo: Sexual harassment laws coming

Legislation forbidding sexual harassment in the workplace is to be introduced before the next general election due early next year, according to Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo. Addressing a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) meeting at the George Lamming School Sunday evening, Byer-Suckoo said the problem was widespread, and affected the old and young, and both […]

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