Weeping for Hal Gollop QC | DECISION- CV1753 of 2015- M. Agard v M. Mottley and J. Walcott

The Barbados Court handed down the decision in favour of Mottley and Walcott in the matter CV1753 Maria Agard Vs Mottley and Walcott.

Read the full text of the decision:

DECISION- CV1753 of 2015- M. Agard v M. Mottley and J. Walcot

73 comments

  • A boring and wordy verdict. A civilian lawyer would deliver the same outcome on TWO pages.

    The common law is so poor. Sad.

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  • Who should weep? The lawyers even those on the losing side will be laughing all the way to the Bank.

    When lawyers put up their shingle what it doesn’t say is important. They may have met all the requirements to practice law but it says nothing about their skills or their standing among their peers, did they do just enough to “pass” or were their skills exemplary? This is true for other professions too, unfortunately we only discover any shortcomings when their deficiencies are publicly exposed.

    One of these lawyers is so overloaded with Gov’t work that the waterline on his ship is above the Plimsoll line, the betting is how soon will it sink?

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  • Dr. Simple "Riff-Raff" Simon Phd.

    no tears here.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    What the hell is a woodwork teacher, a carpenter doing practicing law.., all they ever do is delay cases for years to draw fees from gullible clients and destroy cases….that is why they should be exposed..

    …. I watched one of the particularly nasty ones with the QC designation being unethical and making an idiot of himself in the supreme court…their only skills are unnecessarily delaying cases and losing cases…and then they train the younger attioneys in their law firms to do the same, even the CCJ is on to them…they are a total disgrace, been saying this on here so long now, it’s been years.

    Clients should avoid giving these clowns free money.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    “Mr. Leslie Haynes Q.C. in association with Mr. Leslie Roberts for the
    First Defendant.”

    The supreme court is too incestous, the members of the bar all work together to screw up people’s cases, they cannot even deny it anymore……

    ….. these are the worse possible lawyers one can have either representing them as defendants or plaintiffs, they all work together just to screw you, they are repugnant…..

    I would not want any one of them representing me in anything….ever.

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  • This whole episode could have been avoided but Maria is too arrogant. This could have been dealt with in the party……….she refused to co-operate…….look where she is today, no place to call home.

    So much for her nasty remarks aimed at Mia during her presentations in the House.

    Of all the lawyers in Barbados, she had to choose Hal Gollop as her lawyer? …………a man who is “in bed” with Freundel?……..but she thought that using him tht would inflict maximum pain on Mia and the BLP. Was wearing the yellow jacket today to send a message?

    Man can plan but man has no control of the outcome!

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Glad she did though, because of it, all these nasty lawyers who are well known as nasty, dishonest, unskilled lawyers who collude to destroy cases…can now be even better exposed.

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  • The Judge wrote ” I have taken account also that the claimant has had

    a second bite at the proverbial cherry.”

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  • Well Well
    What’s incestuous about Leslie Haynes and Leslie Roberts, the first name?😂😂

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  • @Sargeant

    You read the decision and wept? Judge Alleyne was very clinical in his language.

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  • Maria would be well advised to look at suing these two lawyers for gross negligence. Legal clients do not expect to have their case(s) thrown out for a ‘Catalogue of Errors’ as described Justice Alleyne in this matter.

    I would think that a formal complaint should be written to the Bar Association for the conduct of the lawyers.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Enuff…they are not the only incestous ones, but your bosom buddy Vivek can tell you much more about those 2 mediocre lawyers, they do all his dirty work of destroying the integrity of the supreme court and whomever they could.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/115169/babb-agard-dpp

    Ah see ya got a brand new DPP, a female if ya please…hopefully she records those 2 known scum lawyers and Vivek and others trying to bribe her and lock up all who tries that stunt.

    Wuh ya tink?

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  • @enuff

    Not aware that Haynes and Roberts are related, can you shed some light on this please?

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  • It seems incredible that senior lawyers would have had a second filing and didn’t take the opportunity to correct errors as identified and reflected in the first filing. Incompetence?

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Enuff…they are not the only incestous ones, but your bosom buddy Vivek can tell you much more about those 2 mediocre lawyers, they do all his dirty work of destroying the integrity of the supreme court and whomever they could….and most importantly they are among the biggest culprits in creating a lot of petty, unnecessary delays in the supreme court and tying the judge’s hands with their lies and deceit….both of them should be in prison….with ya buddy Vivek.

    Don’t wirry, there is so much more to expose, ya got much more to lol about.

    Gollop and Eastmond should both be held accountable for that unskilled legal work in Agard’s case..

    …. I would not want either of them representing me or anyone I know….paralegals do better filing jobs.

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  • Another loss for Hal Gollop. How in the world does he get work? An inefficient and inept man who has cost clients tons of money.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    The CCJ verbally reprimands Gollop, Smith, Haynes and a gaggle of other misfits and pretend lawyers for a very good reason, now everyone sees why, they waste everyone’s time with their incompetence, colluding and vicious misrepresentations.

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  • Theophilius Gazerts 238

    I am telling you all upfront hat I am not a 50 page man. The first thing I look for are words like synopsis or summary. If I don’t see those words then I done wid that.

    Looks like anonymice GP or Zoe got a likkle pick on the Barbados court 🙂
    Next thing you know I go to read this thing and get hit with 20 Bible passages.
    Not me and that.

    Now I know that Mr. Gollop did not do 25 pages of wrong things and then the verdict requires a next 25 pages, so I am going to sit here and wait for one of The BU legal scholars (Hal and ac included) to throw light on the matter.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Lol…ya just got to pay a vist to any case ongoing in the supreme court and the wicked deeds of the bar association lawyers manifest as plain as day, ya do not need to read any 50 page rubbish which took the judge 2 years to decide…a decision he could have made in one week, if the Chief Justice was adequately doing his job and punishing attorneys and their clients who misuse and abuse the supreme court because there are not enough judges to begin with..

    …all these mediocre QCs and lawyers, they know and are well aware that the judges are rotated to the Assizes and therefore use the opportunity to delay cases until the judges have to leave the high court which then makes it difficult to continue cases unless they return to the high court along with their new case loads…or the case is assigned to another judge who then has to start all over again to familiarize themselves with the proceedings. ..which the scum lawyers continue with delays until that new judge is rotated to the Assizes or elsewhere..

    I have never seen so much deliberate evil, lies and deceit to delay the completion of cases before from attorneys with no ethics and with even less useless legal skills.,.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    I have never seen so much deliberate evil, lies and deceit to delay the completion of cases before from attorneys with no ethics and with even less USEFUL legal skills.,.

    Tough night.

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  • David
    Me neither, that’s why I asked well well what she’s talking about. 😂😂

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Dont worry ya head Enuff…everything is going just as it should, yall like games that destroy each other’s lives while ya keep ya noses firmly planted up the asses of bottomfeeding parasites like Vivek?….but nothing lasts forever…

    Dont mind me, what do I know.

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  • I am looking forward to the sequel to More Binding than a Marriage by young Nicholls.That original book gives the public an idea of the crooks and robber barons that strut their stuff and are protected by friends at court and a lot of them are QC’s.If I were Her Brittanic Majesty I would have recalled all those who are an embarrassment to that title.Comissiong is not a QC yet he tumbling up and knotting up QC’s like Stuart,who only got that when Thompson made a colossal error in appointing him AG.That is when the rot set in.By the way,where that finger printing watchermicallit went.

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  • @David

    It’s the “Peter Principle” at work, someone rising to the level of their own incompetence.

    This QC shite should really be abolished, it was originally intended to reflect excellence in the Courtroom now every Tom Dick and Beverley could be a QC especially when they are linked to the Party in Power, it is political patronage and reinforces a debunked theory that if one is a QC ergo they are good at “lawyering” which couldn’t be further from the truth.

    QC soon to be KC, Sir this and Dame that, Nelson turned around but he ain’t moving.

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  • In the meantime there are innocent people waiting in Dodds for their day in court.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    It is very clear neither Gollop nor Eastmond should be representing clients, there is a very long list of names of incompetent QCs and other lawyers who never win cases on the merits…they win by colluding with each other and incompetent process filings…..combined.

    Gollop and Haynes always work as co-counsels on most their cases, that conflict of interest collusion can never be severed by those two or the other QCs and other lawyers who have been allowed to practice it in the supreme court and have for decades.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    I am just thrilled that it is a politician’s case got screwed up and the judge exposed it…lol, hahaha, lol.

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  • On the other hand, Hal is always on TV demonstrating just how intelligent he really is.

    ANYONE therefore, who went ahead and hired him …have to be either retarded; …really not interested in winning their case; ….. or don’t watch CBC.

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  • I find no joy. That it took a judge +/- 2 years, and 50 double spaced pages of ramble, to reach his conclusion, merely confirms why Barbados should be avoided for all else but a vacation.

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  • @ Northern O
    Well said.
    How the hell does it take two years to find out that the wrong form …was incorrectly filled out…?

    ….and this is from a Judge that ACTUALLY did some work…..

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  • Poor Hal Gollop.

    He was just a 2×3 piss poor lawyer who only rose to “prominence” after his friend became PM.

    What else could we expect from a deceitful two face man who flipped parties for personal gain and boy has it not been rewarding for him……….the man is now a multi millionaire thanks the the lucrative deals he got like the BWA 1.5 million jackpot.

    Piss poor lawyer and a piss poor PM………….

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  • ha ha ha ha………..brilliant David! OMG.

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  • What is next for Dr. Agard? Does she appeal as intimated in the press and if she does should she fire Gollop and tow?

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Agard will never win that case…AGAIN….Gollop and Leslie Haynes & Co, attorneys for First Defendant Mia et al…..is, was and will always be co-counsels on ALL their cases….regardless who is the client.

    Agard needs new attorneys who do not have the conflict of interest curse.

    That is one cruel, nasty practice I have been hoping to expose for years since I saw it playing out at the supreme court.

    The bar association has condoned and enabled that unethical conflict of interests behavior in their members for decades.

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  • Who knows, maybe Mr Brilliant is looking past this failed administration and deliberately filed a load of stupidness knowing full well that it could not stand in court. Now MAM will be able to throw him some more table scraps in appreciation when her administration takes over; no hard feelings. Had he filed the correct papers and the other party came out victorious, tell me what on earth could MA have done for him? Don’t mind how he looks, maybe he is still be a brilliant man.

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  • I wrote a comment on the Nation News article saying that Hal Gallop’s incompetence is astronomical and that he went to the CCJ unprepared (in the Myrie case). That was hours ago, they refused to publish it so I wrote them again saying that they did not want to hear the truth and if what I said was wrong, Gallop can sue me for libel, etc. in a Canadian court of course.

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  • Poor Gollop and poorer Agard.She doesn’t stand the chance of a snowball in hell.She will likely do worse than William Skinner did in St Michael Central in 1991 when under the late and great Richie he was so out of touch with the issues he was forever disgraced as a guillotined novice,losing his head and the deposit simultaneously with 149 votes.

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  • What set up what!! Mia Mottley and Jerome Walcott were deliberately chosen; it was always about revenge/political grandstanding not justice. Who were the other members of the NEC that were present when the decision was taken? What was the final vote, unanimous?

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  • You are so right Enuff……Maria had so much animosity for Mia that it clouded her judgement.

    This case was brought to cause maximum damage to the person she called a demon…….that was pure hatred……..

    Look I would not even call Fumble, ac or F’up dem demons. I would call them morons and incomptent. The mere fact that she used a 2×3 lawyer who was stuck to the hip of Fumble who also habours deep seated hatred for Mia tells you that Maria was out for revenge.

    Well, she got justice, didn’t she?

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  • @bajans

    The winning lawyer this time around was the losing lawyer in the Myrie matter.

    Roger Forde!

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  • Maria Agard is the most ignorant politician in the history of Barbados. She had a safe seat, a seat the BLP has never lost. She refused to do work in her constituency and refused to work for her constitutents, she also had a contentious relationship with her Branch, even threatened to fire them all or ignore them all.

    In the final analysis Maria will eventually come to understand that she was used be a group in the BLP who wanted to test the vunerability of Leader of the party, Mia but don’t want to do so themselves for fear of the outcome. They hatched a plan and ignorant Maria Agard jumped in with both feet all the while not realizing that none of them backer her when it became obvious she was going to be disciplined for her bad behavior. IDIOT.

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  • Roger would have been guided or as the U.K. courts say it, instructed by Mia and her battery of lawyer family some call the Rugged Group.He doesn’t impress me one bit.

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  • @ Jason Kempa December

    “In the final analysis Maria will eventually come to understand that she was used be a group in the BLP who wanted to test the vunerability of Leader of the party, Mia but don’t want to do so themselves for fear of the outcome.”

    It’s all apart of the sewer politics from the systems in George and Roebuck Streets. It will get worse in the years to come. This will result in a massive explosion of sewage throughout the length and breath of our country. This calamity will make the problems with the current sewage system look like nothing more than a spilled bucket of water.
    The apologists for the BLPDLP are already giving off foul smells and are to be avoided at all costs by people who want to escape the stench.
    Of course for this to be avoided we need a complete removal of the broken down sewage systems in George and Roebuck streets.

    Dump them

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  • ” Following a two-hour hearing in Court No. 11 of the Supreme Court, Justice Alleyne ruled that Agard had sued the wrong parties using the wrong claim form. ”

    “sued the wrong parties using the wrong claim form. ”

    “sued the wrong parties using the wrong claim form. ”

    This must have been a mock court trial by 3rd formers.

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  • William

    For the Gods’ sake keep quiet.

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  • MIA already looking Prime Ministerial in her immaculate business suit.

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  • MAM suit looks more like that of the uniform of the prisoners at Dodds.

    In 2018 she should be donning the same

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  • Dr. Simple "Riff-Raff" Simon fake Phd.and all

    @Tron December 29, 2017 at 10:41 PM “…A civilian lawyer…”

    What is a civilian lawyer/

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  • Dr. Simple "Riff-Raff" Simon fake Phd.and all

    @David December 30, 2017 at 11:59 AM “should she fire Gollop and tow?”

    Yes she should fire him.

    And ask for a refund of any money which she has paid him.

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  • Dr. Simple "Riff-Raff" Simon fake Phd.and all

    @Prodigal Son December 30, 2017 at 12:32 AM “This whole episode could have been avoided but Maria is too arrogant.”

    A lotta, lotta arrogant people in politics–all parties–even when, or especially when they have nothing at all to be arrogant about.

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  • How much does 2 QC’s and 2 juniors cost these days, BDS$100K. Poor Maria Agard, she gone have to pull real teet to pay for that bill of cost.

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  • Dr. Simple "Riff-Raff" Simon fake Phd.and all

    @Well Well & Cut N’ Paste At Your Service December 30, 2017 at 12:00 AM “What the hell is a woodwork teacher, a carpenter doing practicing law.”

    A beg ya please, don’t be too hard on carpenters, ya can be as hard as ya like on lawyers–everybody hates lawyers–but leave the carpenters ‘lone. Jesus Christ, that God whom we worship was one ‘o them carpenter fellas.

    He wasn’t no lawyer, he din have no Phd either, not even a fake one. Din went to Oxford nor Harvard, nor nor Cambridge, nor Yale, not the Sorbonne nor none ‘o them places.

    Yet still we worship him.

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Nice one, David.

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  • The person Agard should sue is that wind bag know – all Gollop for the poor representation she suffered, wow using the wrong form -suing the wrong people.

    Elementary my Gollop

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    It is a trend with these slimy lawyers going back decades, I dont know how the Bajan populi missed what they do to their clients, as long as the lawyers are all in bed together, always co-counsel in each other’s cases whether as plaintiffs and defendants….their client’s are the losers….always.

    They even put their names, when they are opposing counsels, on each other’s letterheads as co-counsels……to prompt doctors into screwing up medical reports in personal injury cases, Haynes is famous for that.

    ……had I not seen it myself I would not believe lawyers and QCs could be so low grade and lacking in ethics…and they actually get away with it in the supreme court….that is why I know Justice Gibson could do a hell of a lot more to punish these pretend lawyers, he just needs to review current open cases with the judges involved in those cases…particularly personal injury cases and he will see for himself.

    It is time to take down the pretend, fraud lawyers in Barbados…and watch their fraud network dissolve over time.

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  • Dear Alleyne,

    I read your decision. Really painful. Did you receive any training in writing judgements? Or have you written a Ph.D. thesis a t a top-university, demonstrating your ability to write a text longer than the bill in a rum shop? Examples?

    Generally: Use “the Court” or something else instead “I”. Bad style.

    Generally: You do not need to repeat any Barbadian QC´s idiocy if the argument is obviously beyond good and evil.

    para. 5: You don´t tell the reader the very obvious.

    para. 6: “Barbados Labour Party (“the BLP”), a political party in this Island”. What a truism. You do not repeat that the Barbados Labour Party is a political party in Barbados. The name
    tells it all.

    para. 10 first sentence: also redundant.

    para 101: “But, this matter is rather more complex.” You don´t start a sentence with “But”. Bad style.

    Sincerely, Tron

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  • We have three decisions Hyatt, BIDC and BLP.

    Three different judges.

    How long did it take from the last hearing of each case until the rendering of a decision?

    Judge Richards – Last hearing on August 17 2017, Decision on December 20 2017

    CCJ’s guideline is within 3 months and no longer than 6 months so Judge Richards met the guideline.

    Judge Cornelius – Last hearing March 7 2016, Decision on December 20 2017

    Judge Cornelius did not meet the guideline.

    You can’t measure Judge Alleyne’s performance from the time the case as filed in 2015 and amended 2016.

    What is needed, is the last date on which it was heard and the date of the decision.

    That date was April 7 2016. The date of Decision was December 29 2017.

    Judge Alleyne does not meet the guideline either but he was faster than Judge Cornelius by one month!!

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  • Another form of delay is how long the Registry took to first set the matter down for hearing.

    After the first hearing lawyer games and sometimes the Registry can add to the delay.

    A file that isn’t before the Judge at the hearing is a common occurrence.

    That really is the fault of the Registry and screws up the free flow of a matter.

    A lawyer could fail to appear or ask for an adjournment or contrive a special set of circumstances where adjournment is the only option.

    In my non practice as a half a lawyer you would be amazed at the various schemes I have seen in use!!

    I have seen one lawyer send in a Medical Certificate showing that it isn’t only the rank and file workers that have this avenue covered.

    Funny thing, it was a QC and his co counsels were another QC and a junior.

    Yet, the matter was adjourned.

    I have only seen this tactic used once, it loses its effectiveness after the first time.

    Sometimes the Judge or Registrar, if the matter is before the Registrar, may take sick.

    These things happen, we are all human.

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  • Mr. Hal Gollop Q.C. in association with Ms. Lynette Eastmond and Ms. KaraJe Kellman for the Claimant
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Hasn’t anyone noticed we also had another party leader involved, … besides Mia?

    Isn’t Lynette Eastmond a party leader and former BLPite?

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  • I have been thinking about the decision Judge Alleyne reached.

    It is a very courageous one because it calls into question the competence of a senior member of the Bar and at the same time opens himself up to claims of political bias.

    The aggrieved party can appeal and no judge wants to be overturned at appeal.

    I give Judge Alleyne a great deal of credit for taking this position.

    It took long, but this decision could not have been easy as he needed to get it right in his mind.

    Time will tell if at appeal he is overturned.

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  • @John

    The decision of the Judge should be based on the law and NOT if he or she has the courage to challenge the competency of the establishment.

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  • Agree, but judges routinely refer to other judges as “brothers” and “sisters” so there is an element of courage involved in overturning or deciding against a sibling.

    It doesn’t take courage to follow the law, it takes courage to decide and weigh both or sometimes all sides in the matter and relate them to the law.

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  • I heard David Comissiong on VOB make reference to the good examples available to him as a youngster growing up in Barbados as compared to what obtains today.That is so true.I heard Muhammad Nasser making the same point yesterday.I am of the view also.From primary school,all the way to tertiary and the world of work,things worked in Barbados and people excelled in their professions and craft.In Health the doctors were household names,the surgeons and specialists were renown experts in their field,businessmen and women were examples to follow,water,light and phones worked 99% of the time.Buses were clean and drivers/ conductors polite and considerate.There were few men prisoners and the women prisoners you might count on one hand.Politicians were always encouraged to look over their shoulders for fear of unwanted publicity especially in the Truth.We could field a World X1.Garry Sobers was invincible,the 3W’s formidable,Hall and Griffith feared with well known batsmen taking guard a good foot from the leg wicket,ready for flight to square leg.Bajans were a proud people.The church of the Anglican,Methodist,and Moravian persuasions made their voices heard.Barbados was a great country.Then Freundel Staurt and the DLP destroyed it.

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  • Gabriel December 31, 2017 at 12:06 PM #

    Perfect, until your last sentence.

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  • Theophilius Gazerts 239

    Going to second Hal’s comment.

    It has been going downhill longer than stewardship under Freundel and his gang. It is just that things are so bad now, we can no longer turn a blind eye.

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  • Hal
    Should I have written,’then Freundel Stuart and the DLP were voted in to office’?

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  • Gabriel December 31, 2017 at 12:20 PM #

    No. Finish at “Barbados was a great country.”

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  • Gabriel, so it is.

    In former times children from other islands were sent to Barbados to public schools and foreigners even from Canada were eager to catch a Barbadian passport. Today the banks tell their Barbadian clients with mortgages to make their money abroad, since the risk is too high that the local currency collapses.

    The revaluation of all values (Nietzsche) –

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  • @Gabriel

    Lost in a sea of nostalgia, aren’t we? Yuh can’t go home again literally and figuratively and you let DC lead you down the garden path about things being better in the “old days”.
    How old is DC anyway? He should get rid of the rose-tinted glasses that are out of vogue I remember some of those times through a different lens: Tertiary education- who had access to it? Doctors were around but who could afford to go to them? Telephones worked but who had them?

    I will grant one concession the cricketers of today can’t hold a candle to the cricketers of yesteryear but we continue to be suckers for punishment.
    Plenty of good examples abound if you want to look for them but they are not publicity hounds so you won’t see them on the pages of the Nation or CBC, they are good at “hiding their light under a bushel”.

    One can see the glass as half empty but I see it as half full.

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  • @ Sargeant who wrote ” the cricketers of today can’t hold a candle to the cricketers of yesteryear ”

    Try telling that to a 30 year old.

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  • re Tertiary education- who had access to it? I DID
    Doctors were around but who could afford to go to them? WE DID
    Telephones worked but who had them? WE DID

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