Category Archives: BU

The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

The proposal by the government to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes is likely to have a significant impact on employment relations in general and the workplace in particular. To date, the local proposal for legalization does not contemplate recreational marijuana use but, given the likely concomitant increase in the availability of the substance with legalization, it seems

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Reminder to the Bajan Lawyer Bernadette Callender from Aggrieved Client

Barbados Underground (BU) continues to feature the matter of Justin McIntosh, Brunetta McIntosh v First Caribbean Int’l Bank (B’dos) Ltd (Suit No: CV1339 of 2008) which details a sorry tale of how ordinary Barbadians have no recourse when the legal system fails to deliver justice. At the crux of the dispute is the recalcitrance AND unprofessionalism being demonstrated by lawyer

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Post General Election Musings

Of concern to Barbadians everywhere is the ‘fatigue’ that has set in triggered by an economy stuck in the doldrums for  more than 10 years. Some Barbadians although tired of the persistent state of affairs seem to have expected Mia and the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to flick a switch to quick fix the economic problems of the country.  Old

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Crime Pall Hovers

There is an inevitability to the predictability. In 1989 Red Plastic Bag won the Pic O De Crop final with De Country En Well. The blogmaster posted a blog on May 03, 2007 titled Our Nation Is Crying. The rise of violent crime in Barbados is responsible for 20 recorded murders at the time of posting this blog [23 March 2019]. 

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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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Fathers Fighting Back Against Spiteful Mothers!

The following note was sent to the blogmaster. Somewhere in Barbados land there are men fighting the good fight to have access to their children. The process is being frustrated by spiteful women- David, Barbados Underground Imagine even the schools now saying they have received instructions that they cannot even show  the fathers the school reports of their children per

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Nasty Citizens of the Gem of the Caribbean

  There is the overworked quote credited to Albert Einstein  that the definition of insanity “is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result“. There is another popular saying that “the difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits” attributed to an unknown author. For the second consecutive year schools in the

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