Magistrate Bannister Files Complaint Against Andrew Pilgrim QC for ‘think a fucking gain’ Comment

Andrew Pilgrim QC-  one of the respected lawyers in Barbados-  recently resorted to the use of muscular language and aggressive behaviour to demonstrated his frustration with a case presided over by Magistrate Graveney Bannister. To quote from the affidavit filed by Magistrate Graveney Bannister on the 7th May 2018, Pilgrim shouted as he was leaving the court, “Think a fucking gain”.

It has been reported that Pilgrim apologized to Bannister for the outburst. Clearly Pilgrim’s open dissent is symptomatic of a dysfunctional justice system in Barbados. If a QC can be so driven to resort to muscular language in open court then as they say- ‘Houston, we have a problem’. Was Alair Shepherd stripped of his QC status for mooning Justice Sonia Richards? Pilgrim should have no worries.

The blogmaster should also take the opportunity in this space to mention that Magistrate Bannister was in the news last week for suggesting  – wait for it – citizens that videotape policemen should be prosecuted. In the words attributed to Pilgrim in Magistrate Bannister’s affidavit the blogmaster says- think a fucking gain!

See Magistrate Graveney Bannister ‘s Affidavit filed.  We await the outcome.

109 comments

  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @The Honourable Blogmaster

    Dr ole man submitted an item on this Pilgrim matter which is in suspense and would appreciate if you would retrieve it Thanks

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  • A word of advice
    Forget it.
    It’s going to be a beautiful day
    Wishing ALL Bajans a great day

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Can’t blame the CCJ or the accused murderer for that, the blame lies with the sentencing judge who did not follow established guidelines for sentencing, and ignored those guidelines to sentence based on emotions, the appeals court made the same stupid error in not reversing the sentence before it reached the CCJ.

    Once again, the supreme court is being exposed for incompetence, they have once again been warned to follow precedents, that is why they exist and are called precedents.

    Don’t know what it’s going to take for those at the supreme court to do their jobs competently and strip themselves of their personal opinions while doing so.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Piece…hence the reason I said that the lawyers who still have ethics, morals and who still fight for justice and for the supreme court, subordinate courts and judiciary to function as they should….though small in numbers, all have a sworn duty to not only expose magistrates and judges with the mindset of the tyrant Graveney…. (as barbadostoday is doing, can you imagine that, did ya ever think ya would see that in our lifetime lol)……but to start cleaning up the judiciary now given the opportunity by the not too bright Bannister who has had a really long run violating the rights of accuseds by denying them their day in court….in his collusion with the police who never have a file to present for cases to move things along.

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  • @Whitehill, seems I stepped on your corns…..all of them. hahahahaha! How many women dumped you? Were you left at the altar too? By the way, don’t reply. You seem to be near a heart attack or stroke. hahahaha!

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  • @Whitehill, except for those babies who were born of C-sections, all men had to pass through a woman’s vagina. Think about it. It therefore gives us the RIGHT to say what we want to, AND, about men. We brought all of you into this here world that you men persist in screwing up. Tek dat.

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  • We brought them into the world and can damn well take them out too.

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  • I guess even tyrants on a magistrate’s bench can learn something from this..

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  • Omar Lawreston Hall, 30, of 2nd Avenue Chapman Lane, St Michael, had been charged with robbing Andrea Headley of a $1 500 chain belonging to Leandra Headley on March 9, 2010. He was also accused of robbing Latoya Best of two gold chains worth $1 950, a $2 000 wedding band and a $2 000 gold pendant a month later on April 9. Two weeks later, he was charged with robbing Carol-Ann Roett of a $650 chain and 12 rings worth $4 690 on April 24.
    He was not required to plead to the indictable charges, and over the eight-year period had three separate lawyers represent him.
    On June 24, 2010, he was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, and intent to supply and traffic in the illegal drug. He pleaded not guilty and was granted $15 000 bail two days later.
    He was placed on a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew from Monday to Thursday, ordered to stay indoors from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday, to report to Central Police Station every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and banned from all Crop Over events.
    When he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick last Wednesday, Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim reminded the court that day had been marked as the date for final adjournment of the matter.
    He said the prosecution was to decide whether it was going forward with the robbery cases or not, although they had been dismissed on a previous occasion.
    When prosecutor Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim could not produce the file, the magistrate dismissed the case, saying 2010 to 2018 was a long time(Quote)

    Another example of a system not fit for purpose. How are our political parties to sort this out?

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