Category Archives: Law

Adrian Loveridge Column – In Times to Come

While uncertainty currently rules the day, there are still people out there with vision and the fundamental belief that our tourism industry will not only recover, but flourish in times to come. For most of us, despite having traded though all the previous challenges including 911, SARS and others, the Covid-19 pandemic has been what can only be described as

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What About CRIME Stupid

This morning the blogmaster entered the local newsfeed from traditional media to be swamped with the predictable-news about the selection of General Secretary of the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) Toni More to represent the BLP in St. George North in the upcoming by-election. The proposal by the government to rename the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill in Owen

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Peter Odle Under the Gun

A dispute involving Irish investor Alan McIntosh and other parties with local hotelier Peter Odle continues to be a source of embarrassment for Barbadians and makes public what ordinary Barbadians have been complaining about for many years. We have a court system that is broken and a ‘buddy system’ that protects the favoured in society. In local parlance, two Barbadoses.

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Arresting Double Standards

Submitted by Kammie Holder The attached photos were are all taken from the Nation newspaper online. Perhaps, this may be a rare case of inferiority complex raising its head if the relaxed attitude towards the accused shown last week is used as a yardstick to juxtapose the one of Leroy Parris. Neither am I of the opinion this was a

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CBC Pension Scandal

Submitted by Cherfleur SOCIAL JUSTICE NETWORK & CLINICS CBC Pension Scandal In the High Court of Judicature – CV 2550 of 2002 In September 2000 CBC paid out the proceeds from a CBC/ICB Group Non-contributory Pension Policy to a named beneficiary. The 2nd Claimant is the rightful heir to the deceased assets. The named Beneficiary, Dawn Abrams-Grazette (defendant), first told

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Integrity in Public Life Bill Fails to Pass

Since the 1970s both Barbados Labour Party (BLP) and Democratic Labour Party (DLP) have  been promising Barbadians that integrity legislation. Fifty years later Barbadians fully appreciate the adage a promise is comfort for a fool. Can the BU intelligentsia explain to this blogmaster why the Integrity in Public Life Bill 2020 failed to pass the Upper House today? #askingforafriend

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Donville Inniss Denied!

On January 16, 2020, a jury in the Eastern District of New York found Donville Inniss (“Mr. Inniss”) guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h), and two counts of substantive money laundering, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1956(a)(2)(A). Mr. Inniss now moves for a judgment of acquittal on all

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Stephen Lashley – He Lie!

Submitted by Cherfleur YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU DO NOT KNOW In The Sunday Sun page 9A Stephen Lashley postulates that Ms Medford did not consult with ‘the patient’s’ attorney and could not act in this matter without adhering to the Mental Health Act and thus that after reading my ‘documents’​ it was clear that I had not consulted the

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Education, Educator and the Masses

Submitted by Cherfleur In the High Court of Judicature Barbados Community College (BCC) was established in 1968. FIFTY-TWO RH years and BCC does not know that they have a contract with each student. They do not know that their Hand Book forms part of the contract. Pray tell, if all these educators with MSc and MAs and PhDs do not

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Attorney General Dale Marshall Delivers Police (Amendment) Bill, 2020

  We take note that the Police Act only speaks to a single Deputy Commissioner of Police, and it is, therefore, to be regretted that the required amendment did not take place in advance of this confirmation. Dale Marshall, Attorney General To the credit of Senator Caswell Franklyn of the People’s Party for Democracy and Development  an amendment to the

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Retired Justice Questions Judge Only Trials

The following Letter to the Editor appears in today’s (28/04/2020) Nation newspaper in a response to Chief Justice for judge-only trials in criminal cases. Judge-only trials a concern I REFER to the suggestion by the Hon. Chief Justice for judge-only trials in criminal cases. An examination of the reading on this matter indicates that such trials may be only appropriate

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A CARICOM ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL

Submitted by Caleb Pilgrim CARICOM, the GOB and Minister Colin Jordan are perhaps to be congratulated on the recent, belated establishment of a CARICOM Administrative Tribunal and its inauguration in Bridgetown, as reported this past Monday. However, I would be remiss if I did not draw to the readers’ attention relevant historical antecedents and the fact that the GOB must

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