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Barbados Bar Association and the Useless $2,000,000.00 Compensation Fund

BU continues our spotlight on the Barbados Bar Association (BA) and the Disciplinary Committee (DC), in particular the little known Compensation Fund (CF). The CF can easily be compared to the useless Catastrophe Fund (CF#2), government recently made a decision to transfer the balance outstanding of 35 million dollars to the Consolidated Fund (CF#3). The BA’s website provides the following

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Of Apologies and Compensation

An interesting and provocative editorial found in The BarbadosAdvocate 29.04.2016. “If you open that Pandora’s box, you never know what Trojan ‘orses will jump out…” –Ernest Bevin (1949) While Barbados does not proclaim it as poetically as Trinidad & Tobago’s national anthem does, our constitutional ethos implies that here also “every creed and race finds an equal place”. However, there

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Donville Inniss is Correct, Barbados Bar Association Part of the Problem

On 30 July, Barbados Today reported on the comments of Donville Inniss and the response by the Bar Association’s (BA) new president, Liselle Weekes. BU has long stressed the necessity of removing from the BA all matters disciplinary and responsibility for the Compensation Fund. Therefore, Mr Inniss’ comments are welcome, if a little late. Mr Inniss proposes, “…the establishment in

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2016 Financial Statement of the Barbados Bar Association – A Matter of Public Interest

BU is of the view the 2016 Financial Statement of the Barbados Bar Association (BA) is of public interest for two key reasons.  There is sufficient cash generated from membership fees to fund  the recruitment of a senior clerk to assist with trying to improve service delivery to the public. Then there is the matter of the stagnant Compensation Fund

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Barbados Bar Association Must Be Dissolved

A BU blog Compensation Fund: Another Screw-up By the Barbados Bar Association highlighted another in a list of indiscretions by the Barbados Bar Association (BA). The big regret is that the traditional media refuses to honour its obligation to expose this club to the glare of the public. For years the who is who in the legal fraternity shuffle in

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Open Letter to ALL Rh Lawyers on behalf of Stephen Archer

The Barbados Today Editorial of September 26, 2019 reproduced here by request. Several of these so-called traditional media outlets scrape stories from various social media sites without giving credit, for this reason the blogmaster reluctantly post this editorial. For years Barbados Underground has been highlighting the ‘malbehaviour’ of lawyers and the dysfunctional justice system – see BU Lawyers in the

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CRUCIBLE INTERNATIONAL – and the beat goes on

UN Security Council….. Reporting from the 40th Caricom Heads of Government Meeting.  ……… Yesterday we (Accusers) met with Management and Representatives of Crucible International at the Labour Department . Meeting set for 2 pm and Crucible and its entourage waltz in at 2.15. So much for courtesy and professionalism. Madam Hinckson-Forde like a butterball. Someone needs to teach this lady

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Illicit Property? -Civil forfeiture is here

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. –Eighth Amendment, US Constitution It has been a long time in gestation, a not uncommon characteristic of some Barbadian legislation, if we are to have regard to legislation such as the Employment Rights Act, the Safety and Health at Work Act, the Integrity in

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