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Financial boost for justice system

Financial boost for justice system

Barbados has received some financial assistance from Global Affairs Canada to improve the way business is done in the judicial sector. In comes in the form of a $33 million Memorandum of Understanding between the judiciary of Barbados and the Justice Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) project in the Caribbean, which was signed Wednesday by Chief […]

No unethical moves, CJ warns young attorneys

No unethical moves, CJ warns young attorneys

Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson warned the island’s newest crop of attorneys-at-law to be aware of the serious consequences that could arise as a result of any ethical missteps. His plea came after 45 lawyers, the majority of whom were females, took the oath of office in a special sitting of the Supreme Court Friday morning. […]

90-day rule

90-day rule

Frustrated with the slow wheels of justice in the country, prominent attorney-at-law Andrew Pilgrim, QC, today argued for the implementation of a 90-day rule, similar to what obtains in the United Kingdom, after which languishing court cases, in which the prosecution has failed to present a file, would have to be thrown out. The suggestion […]

Sir David wants action to speed up cases

Sir David wants action to speed up cases

Former Chief Justice Sir David Simmons is calling for the establishment of a steering committee to examine recommendations to remove the bottlenecks in the criminal justice system. Sir David said Monday there was no shortage of recommendations to deal with the vexing issue. In fact, he told Starcom Network’s Down To Brass Tacks that as far […]

We’re corrupt

We’re corrupt

There is a high level of corruption in Barbados and it is high time Barbadians admit it in order to combat the problem, former Chief Justice Sir David Simmons charged. Appearing MondY as a guest on the radio talk show Down To Brass Tacks on Starcom Network, Sir David did not cite specific examples, but he […]

Bar Association responds to Inniss

Bar Association responds to Inniss

Restructuring the Bar Association of Barbados to include people from outside the legal profession will not make it any more efficient, according to the head of the legal body. Responding to calls by Minister of Commerce and International Business Donville Inniss for changes to the structure of the body responsible for policing the conduct of […]

Inniss calls for ‘less incestuous’ legal body

Inniss calls for ‘less incestuous’ legal body

Minister of Commerce and International Business Donville Inniss is calling for changes to the structure of the body responsible for policing the conduct of lawyers on the island. Inniss told a workshop on Caribbean Commercial Law Monday morning that the Bar Association should be relegated to an association of lawyers, and not be retained as a […]

Issue hindering Chief Magistrate’s appointment – AG

Issue hindering Chief Magistrate’s appointment – AG

Vacancies in the Magistrates’ Court are a major concern for Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, but he said any new appointments were out of his hands. “It is not within my power, I do not assign magistrates nor do I move the magistrates elsewhere,” he said, as the Barbados Bar Association made urgent calls for authorities […]

Abolishing PIs no legal fix, warn attorneys

Abolishing PIs no legal fix, warn attorneys

Practising attorneys-at-law have generally given the “thumbs down” to the proposed amendment to the Magistrate’s Court Bill 2016, arguing that it would only transfer the current legal bottlenecks from one court to another. They have also taken issue with the extension of the jurisdiction of the magistracy, arguing that more judges and prosecutors would have […]

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