Category Archives: Legal

The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Paper, Plastic, or Polystyrene? -The New Prohibition

“Banning single-use plastic bags and straws without significant further action is putting a finger on a spigot at a time when we need to suppress the tidal wave” –Manny Stanislaus in World Resources Institute paper, August 16 2018 According to an item dated January 22 2019 on the Barbados Government Information Service website, from Monday, April 1, the importation, retail, sale and use of petro-based single-use plastic

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – On Venezuela, Integrity, and Wrongful Conception

Any sensible resolution to the ongoing crisis in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela ought, arguably, to go beyond the current simplistic sloganeering of being for “Team Maduro” (Russia, China, Cuba) or for “Team Guaidò” (US, UK and others), depending on the nation’s political interest. The current situation there is also far more complex than one to which our neutral foreign

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Chief Justice May Have Erred In Confidence Vote Judgment

Submitted by Rickford Burke, President of The Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) Yesterday, January 31, 2018 Guyana’s Chief Justice, Hon. Roxann George-Wiltshire, upheld the constitutionality of the December 21, 2018 no confidence vote against the APNU+AFC coalition government of Guyana. The Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) disagrees with the ruling of the Madam Chief Justice. After careful deliberation

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – A Year of Constitutional and Governance Issues

At this time, people tend to reflect on the twelvemonth past and to contemplate the coming one. Today, I propose to attempt the first. From my perspective, 2018 has been dominated by issues of governance and by their relation to the prescriptions of our supreme law. A review of my columns for the year corroborates this opinion. I had even

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