Category Archives: Law

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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Justice is Coming!

If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected–those, precisely, who need the law’s protection most!–and listens to their testimony.        -James Baldwin The crime situation affecting Barbados is a cause for concern.

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Barbados Must Stop and BREATHE

Many of us look to Singapore as the benchmark that represents the near perfect society on earth. Some key characteristics driving the behaviour of the average Singaporean  identify hard working, competitive, afraid to fail, self centred all encapsulated by the word kiasu __ a Hokkien word that captures the uniquely Singaporean trait of being afraid to lose out. What is

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Raped of MY Constitutional Rights by the Law Court

Submitted by Loose Cannon The Judiciary – Loving Law: Caribbean Desires, Perversions and possibilities The Institute for Gender and Development Studies tonight hosted the 25th Dame Nita Lecture: Caribbean Women Catalysts for Change. The Judiciary and legal practitioners should have been there in full force, but alas, only those from Cave Hill were present, that I recognize. The topic:  Loving

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The Stephen Archer Petition: Hunt for Crooked Lawyers

The following petition was started to assist the family of the departed Stephen Archer. This matter has figured prominently in the media because it offends all sense of decency. Please add your support by signing the petition. Share this link via Whatsapp – https://barbadosunderground.net/2019/10/12/the-stephen-archer-petition-hunt-for-crooked-lawyers The blogmaster takes the opportunity to remind anybody having issues with lawyers in Barbados to log

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Ernest Jackman: WHO ARE YOU?

Submitted by Sunshine Sunny Shine WHO IS ERNEST JACKMAN? WHAT IS HIS BACKGROUND IN THE BARBADIAN LEGAL SYSTEM? HAS HE EVER WENT BEFORE THE BAR ASSOCIATION FOR MISCONDUCT OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF CLIENTS FUNDS? HOW MANY CLIENTS HAVE LAID COMPLAINTS AGAINST THE NAME OF THIS LAWYER? WHAT CONNECTIONS DOES HE HAVE THAT AFTER SEVERAL COMPLAINTS AGAINST HIM HE CAN STILL PRACTICE

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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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