Category Archives: Legal

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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First Caribbean International Bank (FCIB) Not Paying!

Barbados Underground first posted on Judgment (Suit No: CV1339 of 2008) in the Matter Justin McIntosh, Brunetta McIntosh v First Caribbean Int’l Bank (B’dos) Ltd on July 22, 2013 – see First Caribbean International Bank Not Honouring Court Judgement Handed Down Since 2009–Boycott on the Cards?. It was followed with another on the 27 March 2019, about six years later – see

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – The Defence of Triviality

The frequently uttered assertion that “Barbados’ libel laws are archaic” betrays not only a pardonable ignorance of the provision of the relevant local statute that, over two decades ago, abolished the distinction between the action for slander and the one the for libel, thereby conflating them into a single action for defamation; but also involves making an unwarranted comparison with

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Open Letter to the Registrar of Supreme Court about Leroy Parris Matter

  The embedded letter dated 30 January 2019 was sent to the Registrar of the Supreme Court in the matter of Civil Case 99 of 2016 – Clico International Insurance Company (under judicial management) Claimant vs. Leroy Parris First Defendant, Branlee Consulting Services Inc Second Defendant and Estate of David Thompson (acting through duly appointed Personal Representative Marie Josephine Mara

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